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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
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
issn - 1097-6469
System ID: UF00099641:00220


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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Qualifying for candidates in the July 16 Niceville municipal election will open at noon, Tuesday, May 28, and close at noon Friday, May 31. The Niceville City Council seats occupied by Dan Henkel (Group 2) and Sal Nodjomian (Group 4) are up for election. Both have stated they intend to run for new four-year terms.. Henkel, a program manager for a foreign military sales program, was elected in 2008 in a special election to fill a vacancy created by the death of Councilman Terry Tislow. Henkel was re-elected in July 2009. Nodjomian, executive vice president of Matrix Design Group and former installation commander of Eglin Air Force Base, is filling out the unexpired term of Bill Smith, who resigned from the council last year to run for Okaloosa County Commission. Nodjomian, who was the only person to file for the vacancy, has served since January. The seats occupied by council members Bill Schaetzle, Judy Jets to fly higher to cut noise By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent In an attempt to reduce jet noise, Eglin Air Force Base officials announced new flight rules for aircraft using the base. Among other things, the rules require planes to fly higher when over "congested" areas. Col. Donald Johnson, commander of the 96 Operations Group at Eglin, said the new rules are intended to enhance the safety of flight operations, and to minimize aircraft noise over neighboring communities such as Valparaiso and Niceville. The new rules, announced Monday, include: —The "minimum noise abatement altitude" for most flights over "congested areas" has been increased from 1,000 feet to 1,500 feet, except when within five nautical miles of the airfield while taking off or landing. The minimum for helicopters will be 500 feet. Thurs., 5:30 p.m. New parents of babies born in the last 3 months and all pregnant women are invited to the World’s Greatest Baby Shower held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach. Admission is free, call 833-9284 for more info. Sat., 11 a.m. A one day rock concert, Blazefest will be happening at the Mullet Grounds, Niceville. Purchase tickets at blazefestrocks.com for, $27.50 for advance tickets and $35 the day of the show. Active duty military can purchase tickets for $20 plus fees. Tues., 6 p.m. The Niceville Garden Club is having an open house and potluck to install the new officers and welcome new members. Potluck dinner will be served. Contact nvgc1@cox.net for more info. Calendar, B-2By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The North Bay Fire Commission discussed the possible purchase of a new fire truck, or simply overhauling the old one. During a meeting May 14, the commission also discussed budget plans. Fire Commissioner Jim Boswell said that although the potential purchase of a new truck has been discussed during a couple of previous commission meetings, the commission is “still in the information-gathering stage,” regarding any such decision concerning the aging "Pumper 8.". During a previous fire commission meeting, North Bay Fire Chief Joseph Miller had informed the commission that at least one fire equipment company offers such a truck for about $487,000. Commissioner David Scholl said that among options to be considered would be the refurbishment of the existing truck, as well as the option of replacing it if that would be more cost-effective. 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 22, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Fire truck purchase mulled COMING UP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Police Blotter, page A-6 Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Children participated in the Kids Fun Run, one of six races held at the second Emerald Coast Mud Run at Northwest Florida State College May 18. Over 3,900 participants ran in the event, comprised of four different 5K races, the one-mile kids run and a fi ve-mile advanced race, all with obstacles. The event, put on by Niceville-based Heart of the Bride Ministries, raised over $100,000 fo r the care of orphans around the world. Last year's run, the first, raised about $48,000 and featured 1,700 participants. Muddy buddiesBridge traffic declinesBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA) reported a 3.6 percent decrease in toll revenues in April from April 2012, with collections at $1,277,162, down from $1,324,396 for the same month the previous year. The number of vehicles using the bridge decreased about 3.2 percent from April 2012 as well, with 535,467 vehicles using the bridge in April, a decrease from 553,241. MBBA Executive Director Jim Vest explained the discrepancy in percentage decreases by noting many of the users paid the cash fee instead of the decreased Sunpass rate, as many out-ofstate vacationers were using the bridge in April, the end of spring Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserAerial exerciseThe Niceville Fire Department, Panama City Fire Department and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office participated in an exercise with a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter May 15 in Boggy Bayou near the North Light Marina, Niceville. The exercise, paid for by the same grant that allowed the Niceville Fire Department to purchase its fire boat, was conducted to familiarize fire prevention agencies on Federal Emergency Management Agency procedures for water rescues. Daddy's home!The Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) held an open house May 15 at the unit's base north of Niceville. Public affairs officer Lieut. Col. James Brownlee said the event recognized the fact that the 7th has a larger percentage of its personnel at home than at any time in the past several years. Although the unit has a battalion deployed to Afghanistan, said Brownlee, two other battalions have recently returned from overseas deployments. Pictured, Warrant Officer 1 George Valdez gave his daughter Gabby a grown-up's eye view of visitors day.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Please see JETS, page A-3 Please see TRUCK, page A-5 Please see BRIDGE, page A-3 Please see ELECTION, page A-8Niceville election season begins Eglin Air Force Base jets will be subject to new flight rules aimed at reducing jet noise over populated areas. Pictured, an Eglin-based F-35 refuels over the Gulf of Mexico May 13. Air Force photo

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Low rates are just around the corner. Convenient local office Money-saving discounts Low down payments Monthly payment plans 24-hour service and claims Coverage available by phone Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Motorcycle coverage is underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. Homeowners, renters and boat coverages are written through non-af“ liated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image 1999-2013. 2013 GEICO850-863-4187 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 years Browse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentMarketing Director 729-2131 Auto  Business  Home  Life  Flood HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com Letters to the Editor Letters to the editor on any subject are welcome. To allow room for all views, please keep your letters short. Also, don t forget to sign them and include your phone number. We reserve the right to edit or refuse any submissions. Please send items to: The Beacon • 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578 Fax: 1-888-520-9323 • Email: info@baybeacon.com By Tony Namlick Niceville Editor: I thank the Bay Beacon for making the citizens of Niceville aware of two possible initiatives underway in Niceville. These Beacon articles by Daniel Elsesser appeared in the 15 May Bay Beacon regarding changing the Niceville City Seal and 'Niceville' Sign Proposal for the “Triangle” intersection area of State Road 20 and Highway 85 North. The following comments are provided regarding the proposed changes. The current Niceville City Seal which has stood the test of time since 1938, the official date of incorporation, needs no change. If some outside influences want to “convey a deeper sense of community history”, then let the date of incorporation appear on the banner as “1938”, much like the Valparaiso Seal but without the clumsy long word “INCORPORATED”. Rationale: The date of 1938 is a documented, legal, undisputed date of the City’s independence. That’s the date legally authorized by the State of Florida to the City of Niceville to provide constitutionally elected officers with granted taxing authority to function as an independent jurisdiction. Any other date prior to 1938 is romantic history which can be opinionated by just about anyone who has access to the Internet. Besides, July in 1938, for Niceville, is even more significant because of the connection to our Nation’s Independence on that same month. So there, you have my proposal: 1. No change, or; 2. A banner that reads “CITY OF NICEVILLE -1938”. By the way, the Bayou Scene in our current Seal should remain unchanged – as a creative copyright owned by Lannie Corbin, our City Manager. The proposed “Enjoy Niceville” lettering on the sign now under construction at State Road 20 and Highway 85 with cursive rendering, needs to be scrapped entirely. It should read: “Welcome to Niceville” and be constructed of traditional block lettering. It should simply express, welcome to our fine City of Niceville. Rationale: The entrance to the City should not express or appear as some Madison Avenue jingle: “Enjoy a Coke Today”. Besides, traditional block lettering will be easier to replace and maintain after a few years of weathering. This City is too nice a place for other good ideas to go unheard. 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Ferdon Blvd., Crestview • (850) 682-5338• GLAUCOMA • RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted-In memory ofBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During their regular meeting May 14, members of Bluewater Bay's Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) governing board discussed how best to seek bids for upcoming contracts. Board member Doug Burgess said he was preparing a draft Request For Quotes (RFQ), along with a cover letter to be sent to landscape designers who might wish to bid on a contract to create a landscaping master plan for Bluewater Bay. Included in such an RFQ, said Burgess, would be a statement of the scope of work to be done in creating such a plan along with a request for potential contractors to provide a nonbinding estimate of what such a plan would cost the MSBU. If one or more such quotes are received with a reasonable cost estimate, said Burgess, the MSBU could then follow-up with a more detailed and formal Request For Proposals (RFP), which would spell out in greater detail the exact work to be done to implement such a landscaping plan, and requesting detailed bids and cost estimates from potential contractors. Burgess told his fellow MSBU board members that he will bring a draft copy of the landscaping plan RFQ to the MSBU's June meeting, where he and fellow board members may discuss it in greater detail. Burgess also said that once the RFQ has been written, its contents will be kept confidential until copies have been sent to all local prospective bidders. In this way, said Burgess, each prospective bidder will have a fair chance to examine the RFQ and write their own response, without any one potential contractor gaining an unfair advantage by seeing or learning the contents of the RFQ before other companies do so. Burgess also informed his fellow board members that he has drafted a Request for Proposals to renew the MSBU's annual contract for management consultation. Currently, the MSBU's management consultants are Jerry Jernigan and Edna Keefe, whose contract expires on 1 October of this year. During the discussion of the draft management RFP, board member Judy Griffin asked whether language in the draft RFP requiring prospective management consultants to establish an office within the Bluewater Bay community is really necessary. Griffin suggested that such a requirement might needlessly narrow the range of potential bidders, and might add expense to the final contract Burgess, however, said that such a requirement is essential. "I go there about once a week, he said, "as do some officials from Okaloosa County public works, and others who drop in for professional meetings." Board member Dale Blanchard said that he also pays frequent visits to the management office run by Jernigan and Keefe, which is located in the Bluewater Bay shopping center, just upstairs above the Beef O'Brady's restaurant. After some further discussion, the MSBU board members agreed that the RFP should include a requirement for the management consultant to maintain an office within Bluewater Bay, and should also include a requirement for such a management consultant to have a Florida community association management license. When asked, Jernigan said that he and Keefe currently have such a license. In other business during the meeting, Blanchard asked Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff Brian Pollock, the community policing officer for Bluewater Bay and surrounding communities, to pay special attention to traffic problems near the traffic circle on Bluewater Boulevard. Traffic around the traffic circle, especially that which approaches from the South, has become dangerous, largely due to speeding drivers, said Blanchard. "You need to have someone out there to get 'em with a gun," said Blanchard, referring to the handheld radar guns used by Okaloosa deputies to measure the speeds of passing drivers. Deputy Pollock said that he would do his best to arrange for himself and fellow deputies to pay some extra attention to the traffic circle. Also during the meeting, local resident Steve Czonstka asked whether anything could be done about dirt and debris left in common areas along Bluewater Boulevard near the site where a residential pool is being constructed at a home in Bluewater's Parkwood neighborhood. Jernigan replied that although private construction projects are not usually under the jurisdiction of the MSBU, that he would contact the county permitting department to request that the construction site be inspected, and that any excess debris left in common areas be cleaned up as soon as possible.Bluewater Bay panel discusses bid procedures

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—Aircraft taking off northward from runway 01, the runway whose north end is approached over parts of Valparaiso and Niceville, are now required to climb to at least 3,000 feet before making turns that might take them over other populated areas. —Aircraft taking off to the southeast from runway 01, whose south end points to Choctawhatchee Bay, are required to climb straight ahead at least three nautical miles before turning toward any populated areas. —Pilots are required to use the minimum throttle settings during takeoffs and landings consistent with safety. In particular, said the colonel, pilots are expected to minimize the use of afterburners—devices which provide a temporary increase in thrust by spraying raw fuel directly into the engine exhaust. Although afterburners provide extra thrust when pilots need it, such as during emergencies and short-field takeoffs, using the afterburners causes excess fuel consumption and also dramatically increases engine noise. According to the new rules, pilots who do use afterburners during takeoffs are expected to retard the throttle out of afterburner as soon as safety permits, but no later than reaching 300 knots airspeed. “This is a good news story,” Johnson said of his announcement of the new flying rules. “We are working to partner with local communities, and to find a way to balance noise abatement with mission accomplishment. We are also working to be more proactive and to provide more real-time information to the community.” Johnson told reporters that he began a comprehensive review of Eglin flight operations last fall. That review, he said, resulted in the new rules announced Monday. Johnson said the new rules will apply to F-35 aircraft flown by the 33rd Fighter Wing, as well as to all other military aircraft flown by the 96th Test Wing and other units at the base. Although civilian airliners are not directly subject to 96th Operations Group instructions, they do have to comply with the instructions received from Eglin Air Force Base air traffic controllers, who will issue instructions in accordance with Eglin’s new flying rules, officials said. During Monday’s briefing, reporters asked Eglin officials about the recent disbanding of the joint base-community noise committee, which held its last meeting earlier this month. Col. Michael Contratto, vice commander of the 96 Test Wing, who had been a member of the noise committee, said the panel was originally established to meet quarterly for two years, according to agreements between Eglin and surrounding civilian communities. When that period expired, he said, the committee’s life was extended for another year, during which it met semiannually, with the last meeting held on May 9. Contratto said that he does not expect to see a formal revival of the official noise committee, but that he hopes to “maintain an open dialogue” with nearby communities, especially with the city of Valparaiso, which is closest to Eglin’s runways and most severely exposed to aircraft noise. Contratto also said that he and other base officials are awaiting the release of the next, and hopefully final, version of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), regarding the results of scientific studies of the likely impact of aircraft noise as F-35 flight operations increase during the next few years. An earlier Air Force report caused a storm of controversy and concern when it forecast that parts of the city would be rendered unsuitable for residential life by jet noise from the new F-35 training wing at Eglin. Officials were asked how citizens should go about reporting any excessive aircraft noise over their homes. Eglin public affairs representative Lois Walsh replied that the best way to make a noise report to the base is by calling the public affairs office at 882-2779. She said such complaints or reports may also be emailed to the base at publicaffairs@eglin.af.mil. Walsh said that people filing noise complaints can usually expect a return phone call or email within about two days, after base officials have time to investigate the complaint and determine which aircraft flights may have produced any excess noise. Following Monday’s briefing, the Beacon asked Valparaiso officials for reaction to the announcement of the new flying rules. Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold, who in the past has said Eglin needs to do more to reduce F-35 noise, said that he did not really know enough about the new flight rules to comment on them. “I was completely unaware of the new rules until you called me” Arnold told a reporter. “I can’t guess the effect they will have on the noise factor until I know more about them.” Valparaiso resident Bob Webb, who has been the city’s representative to the noise committee, said that he was surprised to learn that the new flight rules will apply to F-35 training operations. He said that he had previously been told by base officials that the F-35 training flights would be exempted from the new restrictions. Webb also expressed some skepticism about how responsive Eglin is to noise complaints. Most base responses to noise complaints, he said, reflect a “business as usual” attitude from the base. “Most of their replies say that the noise was caused by ‘normal flight operations.’ That leaves people feeling as if they’re not really getting anywhere.” Webb said that he is also eager to see the final version of the SEIS, and that he is concerned about the long-term effect of noise over Valparaiso, as more F-35s arrive and begin flying. “We are looking at a new normal,” said Webb. “With the F-35 training wing, we will be seeing a noisy airplane, operating in a training mode. The real noise problem will come from training flights in the traffic pattern, repeatedly circling the base.” “I’ve lived in eastern Valparaiso for about 39 years,” said Webb. “And I’ve never seen so many noise complaints before. Even when such loud aircraft as F4’s and F-15s were flying from the base, it never bothered us.” Despite his skepticism, Webb expressed optimism that noise issues may be resolved. “This is the first time,” he said, “that anyone from the base has said they would actually do anything about throttle settings.” JETSFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACON Wednesday, May 22, 2013Page A-3 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 From the moment she was born I promised to love her, to protect her from all the monsters under her bed, and to support her and all her dreams. From the moment she was born I promised that I would always provide for her, no matter what. That’s why I bought Life Insurance, because from the moment I held her I wanted to secure her future in case I couldn’t always be there for her. Because it’s not about my life, it’s about hers.BWB commercial project proposedBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Initial plans for a four-building commercial development at the southwest corner of White Point Road and State Road 20, Bluewater Bay, have been submitted to Okaloosa County by a company registered to Chandler Huff of Huff Homes. The Okaloosa County Planning Department and the North Bay Fire District have received site plans for the planned development, which call for the construction of two 4,000square-foot medical offices, a 4,200-square-foot restaurant and an 8,505-square-foot fitness center. Considerable amounts of fill dirt have been deposited on the tract recently. The development would be constructed on two parcels totaling about 2.5 acres. One plot, which borders both White Point and SR 20, is about 1.5 acres and is owned by Infamous Ink Two LLC, a company of which Huff is the registered agent, according to county and state records. The other parcel, about an acre, is owned by Two Steps LLC, also registered to Huff, who declined to comment. The county and fire district must approve the site plans, which were submitted by Two Steps, and building plans, which have yet to be submitted, before construction can begin. Okaloosa County has received site plans for a fourbuilding commercial development southwest of the intersection of White Point Road and SR 20. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser 4566 HWY. 20 E. NICEVILLE• THURSDAY, MAY30, 4:00-7:00 P.M.break season. April marked the third consecutive month that tolls decreased from the same months in 2012, with February seeing a 2.8 percent decrease and March a 0.6 percent fall. In 2012, the bridge experienced a similar lull in April before seeing spikes in traffic and revenue in May. Last year the bridge saw a 15 percent increase in toll revenues from the April to May, with the authority collecting $1,562,143 in May 2012. The bridge also saw 623,655 vehicles in May of last year, a 12 percent spike from April 2012. Separately, at the MBBA's meeting May 16 in the Niceville City Council chambers, James Van Steenburg of HDR Engineering reported that construction on Phases 2 and 3 of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector Road is on schedule. He said the construction of bridges over Turkey and Rocky Creek in Niceville is almost entirely complete, with the only additional work left on the bridges being the grinding and grooving of concrete for the bridge decks. The company still expects completion by no later than spring of 2014. At the meeting, Vest also updated the board members on the status of a $200,000 oil-spill settlement payment expected from BP, saying he assumes "the check's in the mail." At the MBBA's April meeting, Vest told the board about a final settlement for certain damages suffered in the form of diminished toll-bridge traffic blamed on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil-rig blowout, for which BP accepted financial responsibility. Vest said he had received no further correspondence from BP, leading him to believe the BP money, to offset toll-revenue losses suffered after 2010, should be received by the authority soon. The check would bring total BP payments to the bridge authority to more than $600,000. In prior years the authority received sums from the giant oil company totaling $407,000 to offset diminished toll revenue suffered in 2010, the year of the spill, when the Emerald Coast summer tourist business collapsed because of publicity about the disaster. No significant amounts of oil ever reached area beaches. BRIDGEFrom page A-1 Col. Michael Contratto Col. Donald Johnson

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Why not join the swim membership from now until May 31 and SAVE! MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES 4 POOLS (1 Heated) & FREEWATER AEROBICS Boat storage & facility rental for special occasions. Commissioner Stephen Strait said that if the commission ultimately decides to buy a replacement truck, it should not do so until it has received bids from multiple manufacturers. Scholl also noted that the fire commission’s annual budget writing process for fiscal year 2013/14 will take place this summer. He said he is somewhat concerned that property values in the Bluewater Bay community, and therefore the amount of property tax revenue the fire district is likely to receive from Bluewater Bay, may decline during the coming year due to the recent controversy surrounding the decision by the Bluewater Bay Resort to close the Magnolia section of the resort’s golf course. In other business during the meeting, Assistant Fire Chief Lloyd Losinger briefed commissioners on North Bay Fire Department activity during the month of April 2013. During that month, he said, the North Bay Fire Department responded to two structure fires and 66 calls for rescues and medical assistance. They also responded to 25 other emergency calls, the majority of which were “good intent” calls. Losinger explained that the term “good intent” refers to emergency calls which are made to the fire department in good faith, but which later turn out not to be actual emergencies. For example, said Losinger, a person may smell smoke and report it, but when firefighters arrive, they discover that the smell came from a source other than an uncontrolled fire, such as a smoky fireplace or even a backyard barbecue. Losinger said that people are encouraged to report anything they believe might be an emergency, because doing so is better than allowing a real emergency to go unreported while the situation gets worse. Losinger also noted that of the genuine emergencies to which North Bay firefighters responded in April, as usual the vast majority—52—were for assorted medical emergencies rather than fires. He said that medical emergencies actually constitute the bulk of emergency situations to which firefighters respond, even though most people think of firefighters as primarily fighting fires. Both of the actual fires to which North Bay responded during April turned out to be relatively minor, said Losinger. The first, on April 3, occurred when a resident reported the smell of smoke in a local home. When firefighters arrived, they discovered that the smoke was coming from a malfunctioning washing machine. In the second case, firefighters responded to a lightning strike on the chimney of a local home. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered that the lightning had damaged the ridge vent and soffit, as well as some electrical wiring within the outside wall of the home. Medical emergencies during April, said Losinger, included a resident who had fallen at a local nursing home, a case of cardiac arrest, and an accident between a golf cart and another vehicle. The golf cart accident resulted in one person being thrown out of the cart and suffering multiple injuries, none of which were serious. TRUCKFrom page A-1

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ArrestsNakia Gayle Stubblefield, a sales associate, 28, of 500 Kelly Mill Road Apt. 121, Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police May 14 on a charge of possession of marijuana over 20 grams. An officer stopped a car occupied by someone later identified as Stubblefield for driving without a working tag light. The officer smelled marijuana coming from the car as he approached it. An officer asked Stubblefield if she had any weapons or narcotics on her. Stubblefield gave the officer a pocket knife. An officer asked her if she "would mind opening her bag," and when she did, the officer found a plastic bag containing 28 grams of marijuana, which field tested positive for the presence of THC. Stubblefield's required court appearance is June 25. *** Leonard William Russell Jr., an electrician, 49, of 106 Raintree Blvd., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 12 on a charge of possession of marijuana over 20 grams. An officer stopped a car driven by someone later identified as Russell for driving 51 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle during the traffic stop. The officer asked Russell if he had anything on him or in his vehicle that could get him into trouble, to which Russell allegedly responded, "please don't take me to jail I have some marijuana on me," and said he had an ounce of marijuana on his person. The officer had Russell exit the car, and found in his pocket a bag containing 30 grams of a substance that later tested positive for the presence of THC. Russell's required court appearance is scheduled June 25. *** Soleil Arden Stanley, 18, of 500 Kelly Mill Road Apt. 163, Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police May 12 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Stanley allegedly chased someone and grabbed the victim's hair after she fell to the ground. He then put the victim in a headlock. The incident arose from an argument over a cell phone. Stanley's required court appearance is June 4. *** Michael Joe Wise, an electrician, 31, of 788 Millard Gainey Road, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested by Niceville police May 11 on a charge of retail theft. Wise allegedly attempted to steal an RCA converter box from the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. He concealed the converter in the front waist band of his pants and attempted to leave through the store's garden center. Wise said he tried to steal the converter so he could "watch TV." Wise's required court appearance is May 28. *** Amity Marie Thompson, unemployed, 26, of 788 Miller Gainey Road, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested by Niceville police May 11 on an out of county warrant for the original charge of violation of probation. *** Donovan Charles Ladner, unemployed, 21, of 400 Kelly Road Apt. 34, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 10 on charges of battery, false imprisonment and child abuse. Ladner allegedly grabbed someone by her arms and pushed her against a wall, causing lacerations to her hand and arm. Ladner allegedly blocked the exit when the victim tried to escape the residence they were in. The victim carried a child with her when she tried to leave the residence, and Ladner allegedly pried the child from the victim's arms. Ladner's required court appearance is June 11. *** A 16-year-old boy, unemployed, was arrested by Niceville police May 11 on a charge of retail theft. An employee of the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, allegedly witnessed the boy attempt to steal $87.73 worth of merchandise from the store. The boy allegedly took hats from the store, removed the tags and concealed them down his pants. The boy then removed the tag from sunglasses and put them in his pocket. The boy then went to the shoe department, removed his boots and put a new pair of boots on. The boy did not attempt to pay for the items. The boy's required court appearance is June 12. *** Justin Richard Burgoin, a cook, 24, of 1303 S. Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 9 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Burgoin allegedly grabbed someone by the neck and threw her into a couch before striking the victim in the face with a shoe. Burgoin's required court appearance is May 28. *** Eric Anthony Thorpe, a sales associate, 23, of 213 2nd St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 9 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Thorpe allegedly pushed someone several times. His required court appearance is May 28. *** Lenny Maurice Mosley, 52, of 352 Kepner Drive, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police May 10 on charges of resisting an officer without violence and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. An officer stopped a car driven by someone later identified as Mosley for driving with an unbelted front seat passenger. When asked, Mosley said he left his driver's license at home and gave the officer a false name and date of birth. He later gave the officer his correct name and told him he thought his license was suspended. Mosley allegedly said there was marijuana in the vehicle and told the officer he would find it for him. Officers searched the vehicle and found an unlabeled prescription bottle holding a plastic bag containing around one gram of a green leafy substance that later tested positive for the presence of THC. Mosley's required court appearance is May 28. *** Michelle Miyuki Murphy, a hostess, 29, of 329 Ohio Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police May 11 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Murphy allegedly touched and bit someone, causing bruising and bite marks to the victim's arms, face, chest and legs. Murphy's required court appearance is May 28. *** Leslie Mitchel Johnson, unemployed, 56, of 172 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police May 8 on charges of burglary to an unoccupied structure and possession of burglary tools. A Valparaiso resident reported seeing someone emerge from a business near Chicago Avenue, F ir e Depa r tme n t Repo r tsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from 05/13/13 through 05/19/13. 0 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Peachtree Way..........................Medical...............................05/13/13.....................0741 22nd Street.................................Medical...............................05/13/13.....................1139 27th Street..................................Medical...............................05/13/13.....................1816 Edgewater Drive........................Medical...............................05/14/13.....................0008 N. Partin Drive............................Medical...............................05/14/13.....................0349 Crestview Avenue......................Medical...............................05/14/13.....................0811 Twin Cities Blvd..........................Medical...............................05/14/13.....................0913 Edgewater Drive........................Cancelled ...........................05/14/13.....................1402 N. Partin Drive............................Medical...............................05/14/13.....................2101 Lake Court..................................Cancelled ...........................05/15/13.....................0138 Campbell Drive..........................Lifeflight...............................05/15/13.....................1321 Hudson Circle............................Cancelled ...........................05/15/13.....................1419 N. Partin Drive............................Medical...............................05/15/13.....................1531 Magnolia Shores Drive..............Cancelled ...........................05/15/13.....................2039 Judith Avenue.............................Cancelled............................05/15/13.....................2140 N. Partin Drive............................Medical...............................05/16/13.....................1023 Hudson Circle............................Medical...............................05/16/13.....................1347 Plumosa Palm Drive..................Medical...............................05/17/13.....................2108 Mullet Creek Run.......................Medical...............................05/17/13.....................2213 E. College Blvd..........................Medical...............................05/18/13.....................1001 Hudson Circle............................Medical...............................05/18/13.....................1449 N. Partin Drive............................Medical...............................05/18/13.....................1608 E. John Sims Pkwy....................Medical...............................05/18/13.....................1935 E. John Sims Pkwy....................Medical...............................05/19/13.....................0030 Matthew Street...........................Medical...............................05/19/13.....................2110 Pontevedra Lane.......................Medical...............................05/19/13.....................2301 Weekly Safety Tip: STOP, DROP and ROLL. If your clothes catch fire, DON T RUN. STOP where you are, DROP to the ground, cover your face with your hands, and ROLL over and over to smother the flames. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook.North BayThe North Bay Fire Deportment responded to the following calls from May 13, 2013 through May 19, 2013. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Live Oak St..................................Medical...............................5/13/13........................05:12 Marion Drive................................Medical...............................5/13/13........................10:40 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical...............................5/13/13........................13:26 Parkwood Cir...............................Medical...............................5/14/13........................08:09 Range Rd....................................Medical...............................5/14/13........................09:35 Hwy. 20 E....................................Medical...............................5/14/13........................15:37 Oakwood Way............................Sevice call..........................5/14/13........................18:29 Ridgewood Way..........................Medical...............................5/14/13........................20:55 Westlake Ct.................................Medical...............................5/15/13........................01:42 S. Windward Cove......................Medical...............................5/15/13........................04:59 Windward Way............................Public assist.......................5/15/13........................19:53 W. Birkdale Cir............................Medical...............................5/16/13........................02:19 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical...............................5/16/13........................06:48 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical...............................5/16/13........................15:17 Wright Cir.....................................Public assist.......................5/16/13........................23:52 Merchants Way...........................Medical...............................5/17/13........................11:53 Hwy. 20 E....................................Medical...............................5/17/13........................13:01 Cedar St......................................Medical...............................5/18/13........................20:26 Fairway Lakes Dr........................Medical...............................5/18/13........................22:52 Oakmont Cir................................Medical...............................5/19/13........................10:19 Hwy. 20 E....................................Medical...............................5/19/13........................14:01 Hidden Lakes Dr.........................Dispatched & cancelled....5/19/13........................17:15 Winfield St...................................Cooking fire.......................5/19/13........................22:50 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical...............................5/19/13........................23:38 Visit northbayfd.org for more information The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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. 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Valparaiso, after a suspected break in. The witness described the person to an officer. Around five minutes later, the officer found a person, later identified as Johnson, who matched the description given by the witness. The witness positively identified Johnson as the person he had seen at the business. Johnson was in possession of a small flashlight, a pair of gloves, two bandannas, a pocket knife, a utility knife and a multifunction tool. Police found a crowbar at the crime scene, which the owner of the business said did not belong to the business. Johnson's required court appearance is June 11. *** Brittany Nicole Brahmstedt, a housekeeper, 21, of 323 Washington Ave. Apt. B, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police May 8 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Brahmstedt allegedly struck someone on the back multiple times with a broomstick. Brahmstedt's required court appearance is May 28. *** April Anne Shaw, an accountant, 41, of 112 W. Lake Court, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 15 on a charge of domestic violence related battery touch or strike. Shaw allegedly pushed someone in the neck, and later broke down a door and punched the victim in the face. Shaw's required court appearance is June 6. *** John Anthony Cisneros, an Army private, 26, of 213 22nd St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 12 on a charge of battery touch or strike. A deputy responded to a call and found Cisneros and the alleged victim sitting a car outside the business at 140 Palmetto St., Destin. The victim had a large contusion on her forehead over her left eye, and her left eye was swollen and bruised. The victim's lip and right ear had lacerations. The victim gave different accounts of what happened but denied being struck by Cisneros. Cisneros denied striking the victim. A passerby reported observing the car shaking and seeing Cisneros banging the victim's head against the steering wheel and driver's side window. Cisneros' required court appearance is June 4. *** Rhett Chandler Tunstall, 41, at large, Destin, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 10 on charge of trespassing a structure or conveyance. A deputy responded to the business at 4580 E. SR 20, Niceville, in reference to a trespassing call. The deputy found someone later identified as Tunstall leaning against the wall outside the store. The deputy checked Tunstall's name in a database and found Tunstall had been issued a trespass warning for the convenience store. Tunstall's required court appearance is scheduled May 28. *** Tammy Ann Stroppel, 45, of 304 Reeves St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 9 on a charge of two counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. A deputy found Stroppel to be in possession of a zolpidem tartrate 10 mg pill and a diazepam 5 mg pill. Stroppel could not provide a prescription for either. Stroppel's required court appearance is June 12. *** Timothy Paul Jones, an engineer, 47, of 153 Aspen St., Freeport, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies May 14 on a charge of probation violation. DUI arrestsDavid Manuel Ortiz, 31, of 312 Apple Drive, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at SR 20 at Bennett Drive, Niceville, May 10 at 10:42 p.m. Ortiz was also cited for failure to maintain a single lane. His required court appearance is May 28. *** Timothy Michael McDonald, a business owner, 30, of 1667 15th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at White Point Road, Niceville, May 10 at 2:20 p.m. McDonald was also charged with driving while license suspended first offense. His required court appearance is June 9. TheftsA Niceville resident reported May 8 someone shattered the window of her car and stole several items from it while it was parked at St. Jude's Episcopal Church at 200 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. The victim reported her purse, worth $60, was taken, and said the purse contained $80 cash, her debit card, her license, her military dependent identification, her wallet, a brush, lip gloss and mints. Police are awaiting DNA test results on a lighter found at the crime scene that the victim said did not belong to her. *** A Niceville resident reported May 9 someone stole his son's iPhone from his son's backpack at Niceville High School. *** A Niceville resident of the 300 block of Reeves Street reported May 9 someone stole her tricycle from her residence. *** A Niceville resident reported May 13 someone pried open the Coca-Cola machine at the business at 1060 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, and took an unspecified amount of money. *** A Valparaiso resident reported May 11 someone stole pieces of his 1959 Cadillac while it was parked at the storage facility at 900 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. The complainant reported 11 pieces of chrome molding worth $2,100 were stolen, as well as four hubcaps worth a total of $400 and a VIN plate from the front driver's side door. ***Criminal MischiefNiceville police received a call May 14 from someone reporting an unknown person had vandalized his beehives at North Highway 85, Niceville. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of Davis Drive reported May 9 someone slashed the rear passenger tire on her 1994 Jeep.OtherBenjamin Hadley Davis, a welder, 25, of 1538 Meadowbrook Court, Niceville, was issued a summons by sheriff's deputies May 9 on a charge of attaching a registration license plate not assigned. Davis' required court appearance is May 28. 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W ate r Heate r s • W ate r C ond i t i on i ng D r a i ns & D r a i n C lean i ng • S i nks • To i lets Fa u cets • P u mps • T u bs & S ho w e r s D i sposals • P i pes & S e w e r s W ate r Heate r s • W ate r C ond i t i on i ng D r a i ns & D r a i n C lean i ng • S i nks • To i lets Fa u cets • P u mps • T u bs & S ho w e r s D i sposals • P i pes & S e w e r s Lic # CFC1437172 S e r v in g T h e N o r t h west F l o ri d a A r ea6 7 8 8 2 0 2 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Boudreaux and Heath Rominger, as well as by Mayor Randall Wise, are up for election in July 2015. City Clerk Dan Doucet said no one has yet inquired about filing for candidacy for the positions. If no one files for candidacy before noon May 31, Nodjomian and Henkel will retain their current positions for the next four years. Henkel does not believe he'll be unopposed in the election. "I do intend to run again," Henkel said. "I haven't heard anything yet about anyone else running, but I'm sure there are people out the who are interested in running." Nodjomian said he has enjoyed serving on the council in his brief term and hopes to be able to continue his service. "I've been able to glean salient issues to the city these past five months," Nodjomian said. "I think this is a great starting point to prepare me to run for a full term." If other candidates file for election, the city will continue the election process by preparing absentee ballots June 3. Absentee ballots and instructions to recipients will be sent out June 12 overseas military personnel who are registered voters and requested to receive ballots for the July 16 election. Council members serve without pay. Elections are held at large. To file for candidacy, potential candidates must pick up the required documents at the Niceville City Clerk's office. Among these documents are a qualifying petition, which the candidate must have signed by five electors registered to vote in Niceville. The candidate must also be a registered voter and Niceville resident. The candidate must also agree to disclose any money or materials used for the purpose of the campaign. No fee is required to file for candidacy. ELECTIONFrom page A-1 Sal Nodjomian Dan Henkel Page A-8 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 THEBAYBEACONThe Summit in Hair IICelebrating 36 Years of Fabulous

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Remembering those who gave allBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer All gave some, while some gave all. On the fourth Monday of May every year Americans unite across the nation to honor those who gave all. Memorial Day honors will begin on Saturday, May 25, as members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 112, members of the Twin Cities Veteran’s Council and Boy Scout Troop 52 place flags on the graves of deceased veterans. Any community members who wish to volunteer to place flags should meet at 8 a.m. at the DAV building, 920 Hospital Dr. Call 678-5079 for more information. "Even though they've passed, it's important that we never forget," said DAV and VFW member Andy Cole, of Niceville. Memorial Day honors will continue on Monday, May 27, with a Memorial Day motorcycle ride sponsored by the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club Chapter Z. The ride will begin at Badcock Furniture, 597 John Sims Pkwy at 10 a.m. and travel to a memorial service at Niceville City Hall, 208 Partin Dr. The riders will continue on to the American Legion Post 221, 444 John Sims Pkwy., where food will be available for a donation. To find out more about the ride call Pappa John at 305-9221. The Twin Cities Veterans Council will sponsor their annual Memorial Day ceremony at Doolittle Memorial Park, Valparaiso, Monday, May 27 starting at 11 a.m. Members of the community are invited to join in honoring our deceased veterans. Speakers from Niceville, Valparaiso and Eglin are participating. The AMVETS Post 78 Honor Guard will do a rifle salute and there will be a flag folding demonstration by NHS ROTC cadets. Wreaths will also be presented. Lawn chairs are recommended. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. For more information about Memorial Day events, call 6785079. In observance of the day, there will be no school Monday for all Okaloosa County students. All federal, county and local government offices will be closed and there will also be no mail deliveries. Banks will also be closed. Garbage, recyclable and trash will be picked up on their regular schedule throughout the Twin Cities area. 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Palm Blvd., Niceville Pictured left, Daniel Cox and Justin Upp, right, in one of the critical care units in Bagram, Afghanistan. Community of excellenceNiceville Mayor Randall Wise holds an award given to the city of Niceville by the Northwest Florida League of Cities for being the 2013 Community of Excellence in the category of population 10,00120,000. The award is given to the city that has best implemented a unique and successful economic development project or developed an innovative community development project. The city s submission cited the Turkey Creek nature walk, Children s Park and library. City Clerk Dan Doucet said there are about 60 other cities in Niceville s category. --Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Dr. Katie Marcoux graduated from the University of Florida on April 26 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Public Health and Health Professions at UF in 2010. Katie is a 2006 graduate of Niceville High School and a 2008 graduate of Okaloosa Walton Community College. She is the daughter of John and Linda Marcoux of Niceville. Marissa Marinan and Arianna Roper both from Niceville, were awarded bachelor's of arts degrees from Flagler College in St. Augustine April 20. Jennifer D. Cieluch daughter of Al and Kyong Su Cieluch of Magnolia Plantation is a recent recipient of a First Year Diversity Fellowship from the Fish & Richardson Law Firm. Jennifer is a 2005 graduate of Niceville High School and a 2009 graduate of Jennifer D. Cieluch Dr. Katie Marcoux Who’s News E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com Rice University, Houston with a degree in Biomedical Engineering has just completed her first year at Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina. Jennifer was one of five selected from over 275 candidates nationwide. Each Diversity Fellow receives a $5000 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position in an office of their choice and a unique opportunity to be mentored by firm members throughout their law school education. Jennifer will be an associate in the Houston Office this summer.Ending hunger one mailbox at a timeThe Letter Carriers Food Drive, Saturday May 11, was a huge success bringing in over 15,000 pounds of food donations for Sharing and Caring. A team of volunteers from First Presbyterian Church worked tirelessly unloading the mail trucks, checking expiration dates, sorting and shelving the items. Pictured are volunteers James VanSteenburg, left, and Jim Gerber from First Presbyterian Church.NHS alumni serve together in critical care transportBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Niceville High School graduates Daniel Cox and Justin Upp are a long way from home. The two have known of each other for years growing up in Niceville and even played pee wee football together, now both are serving in the Air Force as Critical Care Air Transport (CCATT) doctors. A few years apart in age, the two left Niceville after graduation to pursue degrees in the medical field before joining the Air Force. They ran into each other again during a pre deployment training and connected up with each other in Afghanistan. Major Cox has been assigned to the CCATT in Bagram, Afghanistan since February and he has had to adjust quickly as he stepped into a leadership role as the head trauma surgeon. “Most of my focus when I took over as trauma czar was to get the system here ready for more point of injury care and prepare for mass casualty events,” said Cox. “Traditionally, most of what we get here in terms of trauma has received some form of intervention at a forward operating base.” Major Upp was, up until recently, the attending anesthesiologist on a CCAT in Bagram, Afghanistan. He flew medical evacuation missions transporting critically wounded and injured troops within Afghanistan, often running into Cox who oversees that unit. His crew also flies the critically wounded to Landstuhl Hospital in Germany. The two boys that grew up in the same town now have had the chance to form a closer relationship as they worked together thousands of miles from home. ”I would have to assume their friendship has formed a closer bond as do most ‘Band of Brother’ friendships,” said Jeff Upp. “And no doubt their respect for each other’s professional competence has grown.” Daniel’s father, Don Cox, said both sets of parents are proud of their boys. “As parents, we’re proud of them both for serving their country and for providing critical care for our frontline warriors.” Daniel Cox is the son of Don and Penny Cox of Niceville. 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Seniors wanna have fun Walton Okaloosa County Council on Aging Senior Program offers the following activities for people 60 and older from May 22 through May 28. Seminole Community Center, Cedar Street 833-9291 Tuesday – Bingo 9:30 a.m. Thursday –Bingo 10:00 a.m. Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave. 833-9291 Monday – Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday – Bingo 9:30a.m. Wednesday – Monthly birthday party 10:00 a.m. Thursday – WII Bowling 9:30 a.m. Friday – Bingo 9:30a.m. World s greatest baby shower The 2013 World’s Greatest Baby Shower for Okaloosa and Walton counties will be held on Thursday, May 23 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach starting at 5:30 p.m. All pregnant women and new parents, who have had a baby in the last 3 months from Okaloosa and Walton counties are invited. Admission is free. For more information contact Healthy Start at 833-9284. Republican Club dinner The Okaloosa County Republican Club will host their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 23, at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd., FWB. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. State Representative and State Senate Candidate Matt Gaetz will speak. Open to the public. Dinner is $12, R.S,V.P to Jane Dale at 6515049. For information about the Republican Club call President Marvin Brigman at 609-3341. Keeping in stitches The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America celebrates various forms of hand embroidery. Our first summer stitch-in will be Thursday May 23, 6-8 p.m., at the Niceville Library, 206 North Partin Drive. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 496-3466. Dance summer camp The Niceville High School Eaglettes’ Dance Team will be hosting a two-day summer dance camp for girls ages 4-12 on June 13-14 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. A dance showcase will be held on June 14 at 6 p.m. featuring all the dance campers. The registration fee is $50 for the first child and $40 for each additional child per family. Registration forms are due by May 24. Registration forms may be picked up at the NHS Attendance Office or local elementary schools. Marine touch tanks at Biophilia Experience a hands-on marine touch tank and learn all about these slimy, sticky, and prickly creatures of the gulf throughout the day from 112 p.m., Saturday, May 25 at the Biophilia Center, Freeport. Children of all ages will enjoy learning while meeting these marine organisms up-close. Call 835-1824 for more info. Ballet performance The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) school will present their student performance on May 25 at 2 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 years and under. Seating is general admission and tickets may be purchased at the NFB offices. For more information please contact NFB at 664-7787 or visit us online at nfballet.org. Blood drives in May Sunday, May 26 at Christ Our Redeemer Church, 1028 White Point Rd 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, May 27 Walmart, Niceville 2 p.m.-6 p.m. all donors free Walmart gift card Wednesday, May 29 at Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 South Partin Drive – 3-8:30 p.m. Tea Party meeting The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party will meet at Niceville City Hall, 208 Partin, Niceville, on May 27, at 6 p.m. Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Debbie Ganoe, Founder of Navarre Patriots and co-founder ofFloridians Against Common Core Education (FACCE) will be the guest speaker and speak on FACCE. Garden club open house May’s meeting of the Niceville Garden Club will be an open house and pot luck. Mingle with gardening enthusiasts on Tuesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. in the Niceville City Hall, 208 Partin, Niceville. The 2013 officers will be installed at this time. As always, there will be a door prize and silent auctions for items donated by members. The Niceville Garden Club meets at 6 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every month. All meetings are open to the public. Email nvgc1@cox.net for more info. Self defense for teen girls The Niceville Public Library is offering a self-defense program for teen girls ages 13-17 on Wednesday, May 29, at 3 p.m. This is a free program and will be led by instructors from ATA Taekwondo of Niceville. Registration is required to attend. Either stop by the Youth Services department or call 279-4863 x 1514 to register or for more information. Alzheimer s support group Alzheimer’s Family Services provides monthly support groups for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. A support group will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, located at 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available. To make arrangements for respite during the meeting, please contact Alzheimer’s Family Services in advance at 866478-7790 Anniversary celebration The Courtyard Plaza businesses at Bluewater Bay, 4566 E Hwy 20, have teamed together with the Niceville Chamber of Commerce to host a ten year anniversary celebration to be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. There will be face painting, live music, light refreshments and door prizes. This celebration is open to the public. For more information call Gulf Coast Dental at 897-9600. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 22, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 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 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 Daughters of American Colonists installedFlorida State Regent Sue Bratton was on hand to install the new Eucheeanna Chapter board for the Daughters of American Colonists at Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, May 4. The chapter s namesake is the first Scottish settlement in territorial Florida and was named in honor of the Euchee Indians. Pictured is Regent Margaret Nichols, Vice Regent Mary Ellen Ahlstorm, Second Vice Regent Virginia Poffenberger, Chaplain Rita Takeuchi, Recording Secretary Tanya Ditto, Treasurer Susan VanderZeyde, Registrar Scarlett Brock and Dianna Lantz as historian. For information please call Margaret Nichols 897-1278. Bluewater Bay Garden Club fetes new officersThe Bluewater Bay Garden Club held their installation of officers at the Rutherford s Restaurant at Regatta Bay. Pictured are Karen Williams as president, Donna Lassiter as first vice president, Tulay Hathorn as second vice president, Duskey Mallory as recording secretary, Marge Free as corresponding secretary and Paula Radke as treasurer. Collegiate student wins scholarshipCollegiate High School graduating senior Arden Robertson recently received a $1,500 scholarship from the Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated. She is pictured with scholarship committee chairperson, Marijo Strauss and RWOF President Patricia Perri. Robertson will be attending Texas A & M University in the fall. Falcons hold their ownPictured from back left, Coach Scholl, Chrislyn Thompson, Cate McGinnis, Brooks Horton, Jaquis Williams, Chris Robbins and Coach Robbins. Front row, Sam Scholl, Jarred Childress, Alec Childresss and Hannah MacDonald. The County Tournament Individual Division Semi-finalist was Chris Robbins. The Lewis girls finished sixth for the season while the boys team finished fourth in the county. In the team division tournament, Alec Childress won first place in his consolation division. Ruckel students recognized by Duke TIPNineteen Ruckel seventh grade students recently qualified to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP), a talent search that identifies academically talented seventh graders based on standardized test scores. The recognized students from Ruckel Middle School are, seated from left, Christian Brobeck, Trey Buck, Daniel Bobbitt, Julia Freeman, Eve Glenn, Mandalay Martin, Allison Keen, Nathan Tabor and Kaitlyn Hall. Standing from left, Samuel Stahl, Dylan Hammond, Parker Walsh, John Hencinski, Zachary Verzwyvelt and Ryan Murphy. Not pictured, Meredith Freeman. Fastpitch Travel team seeded firstThe High Intensity 12U Fastpitch Travel Softball Team was seeded number one in the 12 team “One Day in May” Tournament in Enterprise, AL on May 11. The girls captured the championship with a 14-1 victory over Tiger Point Velocity. Pictured from back left, coaches Shelby Truett, Ron Earley and Sonny Childress. Standing, Celeste “CC” Truett, Grace McIntosh, Michaela Cain, Allison “AB” Brown and Sydney Byrd. Kneeling, Jenna Elmer, Ava Worthy, Sarah Earley and Madison Childress with Alyssa Selvey in front. Blazefest 2013Apex Broadcasting s 103.1 The Blaze will host a one-day rock concert, “Blazefest 2013,” May 25, 11 a.m., at the Mullet Grounds, Niceville. Bands include Sevendust, Saving Abel, Hellyeah, Filter and more. Purchase tickets at blazefestrocks.com, $27.50 for advance tickets and $35 the day of the show. Active duty military can purchase tickets for $20.Ruckel tennis team on the ballRuckel Middle School Tennis Team Girls Win 2013 County Middle School Championships May 8, while the Ruckel Boys team won second place. A total of ten middle schools participated. Coach Brett Beattie is the Ruckel coach. Ruckel Middle School Girls Tennis win the Championship with final points of 32. From Ruckel, Andi vonHilsheimer, line two, Jacqueline Hruby line four and Lauren Chaney, line five, were overall champions in their divisions. Anna Freeman line 3, won overall champion in the consolation bracket in her division. Ruckel Middle School Boys Tennis win 2nd place with final points of 31. From Ruckel Jordan Zargari, line three, Jarrett Gray, line four, and JJ Gray, line 5, were overall champions in their divisions. Juan Bosch won overall champion in the consolation bracket in his division. Pictured is Andi vonHilsheimer, Hatten Huff, Lauren Chaney, Coach Brett Beattie, Jacqueilne Hruby, Anna Freeman and Julia Freeman. Pictured is Dominic Vaccaro, Juan Bosch, Jarrett Gray, Coach Brett Beattie, Brycen Musser, Jordan Zargari and JJ Gray. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH and PRESCHOOL, ELCASunday, May 26: One Service 10:00 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

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACON Wednesday, May 22, 2013Page B-3 Timothy Ronald Jennings (Boggy Boy) 1963-2013 Timothy Ronald Jennings passed away at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL on May 10 at the age of 50. Timothy better known as “Timbo” was born in Valparaiso, FL on April 3, 1963, to Frances and Ronnie Jennings of Niceville, FL. Tim graduated from Niceville Senior High School in 1981, where he lettered in football; he played all the sports growing up. His happiest days were spent fishing off his mom’s dock; to watch him throw a cast net was a thing of beauty, God must have loved him as a fisherman for his cast net rarely came up empty. Tim worked with his father, his best friend, as a sub-contractor, taking pride in all his work. He turned his mother’s house into a thing of beauty after hurricane Ivan destroyed it in 2004. His favorite job was working for ESPN, CBS, and NBC Sports as a camera tech, while he lived in Atlanta, GA. His hobbies were cooking, gardening, and fishing. All that knew Tim would agree, his smile could light up a room. Many things could be said about his kind and generous heart, never once has anyone heard him complain. Tim is survived by his four children, Ryan, Rachel, Hunter, and Grace; his parents, Frances JenningsBeasley, husband Bill and Ronnie Jennings and wife Lill; two sisters; Tami JenningsOfenloch, husband Kevin and Tina Jennings-Kroske, husband John and brother Gregg Jennings who served as his brother’s keeper the last three years. Tim was very close to his nephews and his uncle. Spread your wings my son and fly away, you are free at last, free to breathe without painMom The family would like to thank all the doctors, especially Dr. John Bray, Sacred Heart Lung Group, all the nurses and staff that took such kind and loving care of Tim, they were all praying for him to get new beginnings. Many many thanks to Shands Hospital Lung Transplant Team. Timothy Ronald Jennings Obituary Landscape Maintenance Technician. Mow, trim, prune residential and commercial properties. Drivers license, own transportation, background check and drug free workplace are required. Pay DOE. Call 850-897-3073 Father & Son Fencing, Inc. now hiring laborers for interstate fencing project. Must have valid driver s license. Call John at 352-538-1423 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville • 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) See news happening? 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Ruckel Middle School wins the 2013 Okaloosa County Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Championships held, May 9 at Eglin Golf course. The girls team shot a team score 173, the only team to shoot under 200, and were led by low medalist Lauren Miller who shot an even par 36. The three other girls to make the All-Tournament team were Caroline Craig, Meg Horrigan and Madi Messmore. The boys team shot a team score 156 and were led by low medalist Patrick Poate who shot a three under par 34. The three other boys to make the AllTournament team were Aaron Norris with second overall, Austin Pettibone and Nathan Smith. Both teams finished undefeated seasons with county championship’s. DeJess-PhilipsMiss Victoria DeJess, daughter of Pablo and Alma DeJess, of Niceville, Fl., was recently engaged to Mr. Daniel Phillips, son of Ted and Karen Phillips of Odenville, Al. Both have finished their bachelor’s degrees in Project Management and Human Resource from Northwest Florida State College and Economics and Financial Analysis from University of Alabama in Birmingham, respectively. Mr. Phillips is working as an Equity Analyst at Cadence Bank in Birmingham and Miss DeJess is employed at Carriage Hills Realty as an Office Administrator. Plans are for a fall wedding. The couple will make Birmingham, Al. their permanent residence. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience • 678-0099 • 678-6211All doctors’ prescriptions filled • Welds & Repairs Bi-Focals • Tri-Focals • Progressives • Sunglasses Varilux • Hoya • Shamir • Zeiss 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) Make an appointment withDR. AMANDA BRENCI, O.D.for a full comprehensive eye exam today! (850) 678-8876“Where there is no vision, the people perish” –Proverbs 29:18 Don’t take youreye sightfor granted! to Charlie, our 2013 Niceville High School Graduate!CongratulationsEYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 2nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH& FITNESS FAIR 8:30AM – 12:00PM MA Y Y, A AY WEDNESDLUB C AM’S S 8:30AM – 12:00PMth Y 29 MA AY REE BLOOD P F740 O F REE OL SC ER ST E & CHOL BMI RE SSU RE REE BLOOD P VER 30 VENDORS! O Y A AY KW R A P PA AL BE NW 740 ACH E TON B AL LT T W R O LUB C AM’S S S! G NIN REE E GLUCOS BMI VER 30 VENDORS!Y R 855-614-7274 please call mation, e infor or mor F COMMUNITY! R IN YOU ERE HT H G I OPTIONS RE THCA AL LT E ABOUT H MA R INFO E ALUABL V VA REE OL SC ER ST E & CHOL 855-614-7274 mation, COMMUNITY! OPTIONS TION A AT S! G NIN REE .FWBMC.COM | WWWplease call W .FWBMC.COM | WWW855-614-7274 please call AL. C 855-614-7274 .TCHOSPIT .FWBMC.COM | WWW Lewis Falcons take county championshipThe Lewis Boys Track team won the 2013 MSAC Championship on Monday, May 6. Members of the team are Jordan Tinder, Rolando Martinez, Colton Norris, Gave Bohler, Nathan Bohler, Shelton Barksdale, Mike Emigh, Gemar Dutollo, Jacob Hammond, Josh Lathers, Stacey Jones, Javier Reyna, Donald Bowen, Jordan Bland and Tim Albert. This is the tenth County Championship for the Falcons in the last 24 years. The team defeated all other Okaloosa County middle schools with 79 points. High intensity softball team takes firstThe High Intensity 8U Fastpitch Softball took first place May 11 in the Mayhem Tournament in Alabama. Pictured from bottom left, Mattie Bradley, Katie Sjostrom, Kelsey Kedroski, Aylanni Enriquez, Ava Gibson, Cloe Rich and Julia Watts. Middle row, Haleigh Sallee, Julia Shaffer, Trinity Treadway, Chloe Ellis, Grace Langston and Paige Criddle. The coaches pictured are Darren Rich, Troy Sjostrom and Dennis Criddle. Ruckel s boy and girl golf teams won county championships after an undefeated season. Pictured with Coach Chambers from back left, Meg Horrigan, Madi Messmore, Caroline Craig, Lauren Miller, Nathan Smith, Patrick Poate, Austin Pettibone, Aaron Norris, Taylor Strickler, Kali Kerrigan, Donnie Brechtel and Noah Williams. Victoria DeJess and Daniel Philips Undefeated, Ruckel golf wins county Engagement E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com



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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Qualifying for candidates in the July 16 Niceville municipal election will open at noon, Tuesday, May 28, and close at noon Friday, May 31. The Niceville City Council seats occupied by Dan Henkel (Group 2) and Sal Nodjomian (Group 4) are up for election. Both have stated they intend to run for new four-year terms.. Henkel, a program manager for a foreign military sales program, was elected in 2008 in a special election to fill a vacancy created by the death of Councilman Terry Tislow. Henkel was re-elected in July 2009. Nodjomian, executive vice president of Matrix Design Group and former installation commander of Eglin Air Force Base, is filling out the unexpired term of Bill Smith, who resigned from the council last year to run for Okaloosa County Commission. Nodjomian, who was the only person to file for the vacancy, has served since January. The seats occupied by council members Bill Schaetzle, Judy Jets to fly higher to cut noise By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent In an attempt to reduce jet noise, Eglin Air Force Base officials announced new flight rules for aircraft using the base. Among other things, the rules require planes to fly higher when over "congested" areas. Col. Donald Johnson, commander of the 96 Operations Group at Eglin, said the new rules are intended to enhance the safety of flight operations, and to minimize aircraft noise over neighboring communities such as Valparaiso and Niceville. The new rules, announced Monday, include: The "minimum noise abatement altitude" for most flights over "congested areas" has been increased from 1,000 feet to 1,500 feet, except when within five nautical miles of the airfield while taking off or landing. The minimum for helicopters will be 500 feet. Thurs., 5:30 p.m. New parents of babies born in the last 3 months and all pregnant women are invited to the Worlds Greatest Baby Shower held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach. Admission is free, call 833-9284 for more info. Sat., 11 a.m. A one day rock concert, Blazefest, will be happening at the Mullet Grounds, Niceville. Purchase tickets at blazefestrocks.com for, $27.50 for advance tickets and $35 the day of the show. Active duty military can purchase tickets for $20 plus fees. Tues., 6 p.m. The Niceville Garden Club is having an open house and potluck to install the new officers and welcome new members. Potluck dinner will be served. Contact nvgc1@cox.net for more info. Calendar, B-2By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The North Bay Fire Commission discussed the possible purchase of a new fire truck, or simply overhauling the old one. During a meeting May 14, the commission also discussed budget plans. Fire Commissioner Jim Boswell said that although the potential purchase of a new truck has been discussed during a couple of previous commission meetings, the commission is still in the information-gathering stage, regarding any such decision concerning the aging "Pumper 8.". During a previous fire commission meeting, North Bay Fire Chief Joseph Miller had informed the commission that at least one fire equipment company offers such a truck for about $487,000. Commissioner David Scholl said that among options to be considered would be the refurbishment of the existing truck, as well as the option of replacing it if that would be more cost-effective. 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 22, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Fire truck purchase mulled COMINGUP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Police Blotter, page A-6 Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Children participated in the Kids Fun Run, one of six races held at the second Emerald Coast Mud Run at Northwest Florida State College May 18. Over 3,900 participants ran in the event, comprised of four different 5K races, the one-mile kids run and a fi ve-mile advanced race, all with obstacles. The event, put on by Niceville-based Heart of the Bride Ministries, raised over $100,000 for the care of orphans around the world. Last year's run, the first, raised about $48,000 and featured 1,700 participants. Muddy buddiesBridge traffic declinesBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA) reported a 3.6 percent decrease in toll revenues in April from April 2012, with collections at $1,277,162, down from $1,324,396 for the same month the previous year. The number of vehicles using the bridge decreased about 3.2 percent from April 2012 as well, with 535,467 vehicles using the bridge in April, a decrease from 553,241. MBBA Executive Director Jim Vest explained the discrepancy in percentage decreases by noting many of the users paid the cash fee instead of the decreased Sunpass rate, as many out-ofstate vacationers were using the bridge in April, the end of spring Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserAerial exerciseThe Niceville Fire Department, Panama City Fire Department and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office participated in an exercise with a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter May 15 in Boggy Bayou near the North Light Marina, Niceville. The exercise, paid for by the same grant that allowed the Niceville Fire Department to purchase its fire boat, was conducted to familiarize fire prevention agencies on Federal Emergency Management Agency procedures for water rescues. Daddy's home!The Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) held an open house May 15 at the unit's base north of Niceville. Public affairs officer Lieut. Col. James Brownlee said the event recognized the fact that the 7th has a larger percentage of its personnel at home than at any time in the past several years. Although the unit has a battalion deployed to Afghanistan, said Brownlee, two other battalions have recently returned from overseas deployments. Pictured, Warrant Officer 1 George Valdez gave his daughter Gabby a grown-up's eye view of visitors day.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Please see JETS, page A-3 Please see TRUCK, page A-5 Please see BRIDGE, page A-3 Please see ELECTION, page A-8Niceville election season begins Eglin Air Force Base jets will be subject to new flight rules aimed at reducing jet noise over populated areas. Pictured, an Eglin-based F-35 refuels over the Gulf of Mexico May 13. Air Force photo

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Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com Letters to the EditorLetters to the editor on any subject are welcome. To allow room for all views, please keep your letters short. Also, don t forget to sign them and include your phone number. We reserve the right to edit or refuse any submissions. Please send items to: The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578 Fax: 1-888-520-9323 Email: info@baybeacon.com By Tony Namlick Niceville Editor: I thank the Bay Beacon for making the citizens of Niceville aware of two possible initiatives underway in Niceville. These Beacon articles by Daniel Elsesser appeared in the 15 May Bay Beacon regarding changing the Niceville City Seal and 'Niceville' Sign Proposal for the Triangle intersection area of State Road 20 and Highway 85 North. The following comments are provided regarding the proposed changes. The current Niceville City Seal which has stood the test of time since 1938, the official date of incorporation, needs no change. If some outside influences want to convey a deeper sense of community history, then let the date of incorporation appear on the banner as , much like the Valparaiso Seal but without the clumsy long word INCORPORATED. Rationale: The date of 1938 is a documented, legal, undisputed date of the Citys independence. Thats the date legally authorized by the State of Florida to the City of Niceville to provide constitutionally elected officers with granted taxing authority to function as an independent jurisdiction. Any other date prior to 1938 is romantic history which can be opinionated by just about anyone who has access to the Internet. Besides, July in 1938, for Niceville, is even more significant because of the connection to our Nations Independence on that same month. So there, you have my proposal: 1. No change, or; 2. A banner that reads CITY OF NICEVILLE -1938. By the way, the Bayou Scene in our current Seal should remain unchanged as a creative copyright owned by Lannie Corbin, our City Manager. The proposed Enjoy Niceville lettering on the sign now under construction at State Road 20 and Highway 85 with cursive rendering, needs to be scrapped entirely. It should read: Welcome to Niceville and be constructed of traditional block lettering. It should simply express, welcome to our fine City of Niceville. Rationale: The entrance to the City should not express or appear as some Madison Avenue jingle: Enjoy a Coke Today. Besides, traditional block lettering will be easier to replace and maintain after a few years of weathering. This City is too nice a place for other good ideas to go unheard. 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Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted-In memory ofBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During their regular meeting May 14, members of Bluewater Bay's Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) governing board discussed how best to seek bids for upcoming contracts. Board member Doug Burgess said he was preparing a draft Request For Quotes (RFQ), along with a cover letter to be sent to landscape designers who might wish to bid on a contract to create a landscaping master plan for Bluewater Bay. Included in such an RFQ, said Burgess, would be a statement of the scope of work to be done in creating such a plan along with a request for potential contractors to provide a nonbinding estimate of what such a plan would cost the MSBU. If one or more such quotes are received with a reasonable cost estimate, said Burgess, the MSBU could then follow-up with a more detailed and formal Request For Proposals (RFP), which would spell out in greater detail the exact work to be done to implement such a landscaping plan, and requesting detailed bids and cost estimates from potential contractors. Burgess told his fellow MSBU board members that he will bring a draft copy of the landscaping plan RFQ to the MSBU's June meeting, where he and fellow board members may discuss it in greater detail. Burgess also said that once the RFQ has been written, its contents will be kept confidential until copies have been sent to all local prospective bidders. In this way, said Burgess, each prospective bidder will have a fair chance to examine the RFQ and write their own response, without any one potential contractor gaining an unfair advantage by seeing or learning the contents of the RFQ before other companies do so. Burgess also informed his fellow board members that he has drafted a Request for Proposals to renew the MSBU's annual contract for management consultation. Currently, the MSBU's management consultants are Jerry Jernigan and Edna Keefe, whose contract expires on 1 October of this year. During the discussion of the draft management RFP, board member Judy Griffin asked whether language in the draft RFP requiring prospective management consultants to establish an office within the Bluewater Bay community is really necessary. Griffin suggested that such a requirement might needlessly narrow the range of potential bidders, and might add expense to the final contract Burgess, however, said that such a requirement is essential. "I go there about once a week, he said, "as do some officials from Okaloosa County public works, and others who drop in for professional meetings." Board member Dale Blanchard said that he also pays frequent visits to the management office run by Jernigan and Keefe, which is located in the Bluewater Bay shopping center, just upstairs above the Beef O'Brady's restaurant. After some further discussion, the MSBU board members agreed that the RFP should include a requirement for the management consultant to maintain an office within Bluewater Bay, and should also include a requirement for such a management consultant to have a Florida community association management license. When asked, Jernigan said that he and Keefe currently have such a license. In other business during the meeting, Blanchard asked Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff Brian Pollock, the community policing officer for Bluewater Bay and surrounding communities, to pay special attention to traffic problems near the traffic circle on Bluewater Boulevard. Traffic around the traffic circle, especially that which approaches from the South, has become dangerous, largely due to speeding drivers, said Blanchard. "You need to have someone out there to get 'em with a gun," said Blanchard, referring to the handheld radar guns used by Okaloosa deputies to measure the speeds of passing drivers. Deputy Pollock said that he would do his best to arrange for himself and fellow deputies to pay some extra attention to the traffic circle. Also during the meeting, local resident Steve Czonstka asked whether anything could be done about dirt and debris left in common areas along Bluewater Boulevard near the site where a residential pool is being constructed at a home in Bluewater's Parkwood neighborhood. Jernigan replied that although private construction projects are not usually under the jurisdiction of the MSBU, that he would contact the county permitting department to request that the construction site be inspected, and that any excess debris left in common areas be cleaned up as soon as possible.Bluewater Bay panel discusses bid procedures

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Aircraft taking off northward from runway 01, the runway whose north end is approached over parts of Valparaiso and Niceville, are now required to climb to at least 3,000 feet before making turns that might take them over other populated areas. Aircraft taking off to the southeast from runway 01, whose south end points to Choctawhatchee Bay, are required to climb straight ahead at least three nautical miles before turning toward any populated areas. Pilots are required to use the minimum throttle settings during takeoffs and landings consistent with safety. In particular, said the colonel, pilots are expected to minimize the use of afterburnersdevices which provide a temporary increase in thrust by spraying raw fuel directly into the engine exhaust. Although afterburners provide extra thrust when pilots need it, such as during emergencies and short-field takeoffs, using the afterburners causes excess fuel consumption and also dramatically increases engine noise. According to the new rules, pilots who do use afterburners during takeoffs are expected to retard the throttle out of afterburner as soon as safety permits, but no later than reaching 300 knots airspeed. This is a good news story, Johnson said of his announcement of the new flying rules. We are working to partner with local communities, and to find a way to balance noise abatement with mission accomplishment. We are also working to be more proactive and to provide more real-time information to the community. Johnson told reporters that he began a comprehensive review of Eglin flight operations last fall. That review, he said, resulted in the new rules announced Monday. Johnson said the new rules will apply to F-35 aircraft flown by the 33rd Fighter Wing, as well as to all other military aircraft flown by the 96th Test Wing and other units at the base. Although civilian airliners are not directly subject to 96th Operations Group instructions, they do have to comply with the instructions received from Eglin Air Force Base air traffic controllers, who will issue instructions in accordance with Eglins new flying rules, officials said. During Mondays briefing, reporters asked Eglin officials about the recent disbanding of the joint base-community noise committee, which held its last meeting earlier this month. Col. Michael Contratto, vice commander of the 96 Test Wing, who had been a member of the noise committee, said the panel was originally established to meet quarterly for two years, according to agreements between Eglin and surrounding civilian communities. When that period expired, he said, the committees life was extended for another year, during which it met semiannually, with the last meeting held on May 9. Contratto said that he does not expect to see a formal revival of the official noise committee, but that he hopes to maintain an open dialogue with nearby communities, especially with the city of Valparaiso, which is closest to Eglins runways and most severely exposed to aircraft noise. Contratto also said that he and other base officials are awaiting the release of the next, and hopefully final, version of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), regarding the results of scientific studies of the likely impact of aircraft noise as F-35 flight operations increase during the next few years. An earlier Air Force report caused a storm of controversy and concern when it forecast that parts of the city would be rendered unsuitable for residential life by jet noise from the new F-35 training wing at Eglin. Officials were asked how citizens should go about reporting any excessive aircraft noise over their homes. Eglin public affairs representative Lois Walsh replied that the best way to make a noise report to the base is by calling the public affairs office at 882-2779. She said such complaints or reports may also be emailed to the base at publicaffairs@eglin.af.mil. Walsh said that people filing noise complaints can usually expect a return phone call or email within about two days, after base officials have time to investigate the complaint and determine which aircraft flights may have produced any excess noise. Following Mondays briefing, the Beacon asked Valparaiso officials for reaction to the announcement of the new flying rules. Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold, who in the past has said Eglin needs to do more to reduce F-35 noise, said that he did not really know enough about the new flight rules to comment on them. I was completely unaware of the new rules until you called me Arnold told a reporter. I cant guess the effect they will have on the noise factor until I know more about them. Valparaiso resident Bob Webb, who has been the citys representative to the noise committee, said that he was surprised to learn that the new flight rules will apply to F-35 training operations. He said that he had previously been told by base officials that the F-35 training flights would be exempted from the new restrictions. Webb also expressed some skepticism about how responsive Eglin is to noise complaints. Most base responses to noise complaints, he said, reflect a business as usual attitude from the base. Most of their replies say that the noise was caused by normal flight operations. That leaves people feeling as if theyre not really getting anywhere. Webb said that he is also eager to see the final version of the SEIS, and that he is concerned about the long-term effect of noise over Valparaiso, as more F-35s arrive and begin flying. We are looking at a new normal, said Webb. With the F-35 training wing, we will be seeing a noisy airplane, operating in a training mode. The real noise problem will come from training flights in the traffic pattern, repeatedly circling the base. Ive lived in eastern Valparaiso for about 39 years, said Webb. And Ive never seen so many noise complaints before. Even when such loud aircraft as F4s and F-15s were flying from the base, it never bothered us. Despite his skepticism, Webb expressed optimism that noise issues may be resolved. This is the first time, he said, that anyone from the base has said they would actually do anything about throttle settings. JETSFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992THEBAYBEACON Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Page A-3 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 From the moment she was born I promised to love her, to protect her from all the monsters under her bed, and to support her and all her dreams. From the moment she was born I promised that I would always provide for her, no matter what. Thats why I bought Life Insurance, because from the moment I held her I wanted to secure her future in case I couldnt always be there for her. Because its not about my life, its about hers.BWB commercial project proposedBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Initial plans for a four-building commercial development at the southwest corner of White Point Road and State Road 20, Bluewater Bay, have been submitted to Okaloosa County by a company registered to Chandler Huff of Huff Homes. The Okaloosa County Planning Department and the North Bay Fire District have received site plans for the planned development, which call for the construction of two 4,000square-foot medical offices, a 4,200-square-foot restaurant and an 8,505-square-foot fitness center. Considerable amounts of fill dirt have been deposited on the tract recently. The development would be constructed on two parcels totaling about 2.5 acres. One plot, which borders both White Point and SR 20, is about 1.5 acres and is owned by Infamous Ink Two LLC, a company of which Huff is the registered agent, according to county and state records. The other parcel, about an acre, is owned by Two Steps LLC, also registered to Huff, who declined to comment. The county and fire district must approve the site plans, which were submitted by Two Steps, and building plans, which have yet to be submitted, before construction can begin. Okaloosa County has received site plans for a fourbuilding commercial development southwest of the intersection of White Point Road and SR 20. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser 4566 HWY. 20 E. NICEVILLE THURSDAY, MAY30, 4:00-7:00 P.M.break season. April marked the third consecutive month that tolls decreased from the same months in 2012, with February seeing a 2.8 percent decrease and March a 0.6 percent fall. In 2012, the bridge experienced a similar lull in April before seeing spikes in traffic and revenue in May. Last year the bridge saw a 15 percent increase in toll revenues from the April to May, with the authority collecting $1,562,143 in May 2012. The bridge also saw 623,655 vehicles in May of last year, a 12 percent spike from April 2012. Separately, at the MBBA's meeting May 16 in the Niceville City Council chambers, James Van Steenburg of HDR Engineering reported that construction on Phases 2 and 3 of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector Road is on schedule. He said the construction of bridges over Turkey and Rocky Creek in Niceville is almost entirely complete, with the only additional work left on the bridges being the grinding and grooving of concrete for the bridge decks. The company still expects completion by no later than spring of 2014. At the meeting, Vest also updated the board members on the status of a $200,000 oil-spill settlement payment expected from BP, saying he assumes "the check's in the mail." At the MBBA's April meeting, Vest told the board about a final settlement for certain damages suffered in the form of diminished toll-bridge traffic blamed on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil-rig blowout, for which BP accepted financial responsibility. Vest said he had received no further correspondence from BP, leading him to believe the BP money, to offset toll-revenue losses suffered after 2010, should be received by the authority soon. The check would bring total BP payments to the bridge authority to more than $600,000. In prior years the authority received sums from the giant oil company totaling $407,000 to offset diminished toll revenue suffered in 2010, the year of the spill, when the Emerald Coast summer tourist business collapsed because of publicity about the disaster. No significant amounts of oil ever reached area beaches. BRIDGEFrom page A-1 Col. Michael Contratto Col. Donald Johnson

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 THEBAYBEACON (850) 729-8055195 J. C utts Dr. ValparaisoWed Sun. 9:00 A.M 5:30 P .M. Medium Shrimp $2.50/lb* WILLINGHAM SEAFOOD COMPANY *while quantities last Happy Memorial Day Discover A Fiesta Of Flavor. South Of The Border Style.PREPARED FRESH DAILY! HOMEMADE AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD FREE DRINK REFILLS Free Drinkwith free refillsOPEN MEMORIAL DA Y Monday, May 27th Whimsical Gifts & Happy Art Whimsical Gifts & Happy Art New theme each week for girls & boys, ages 5-12!8 FUN FILLED SESSIONS INCLUDING:Painting Mixed Media Mosaics Jewelry MakingCall or stop by for a schedule of classes.T ues., Wed., & Thurs., starting June 11, 10:30-11:30 Must register in advance for each session Pick a project to paint!Prices based on project selected.}Join us this Saturday10:00-1:00 Freeport, FL 32439 7585 US Hwy. 20 West Specializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair Mohs Micrographic Surgery General Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin RejuvenationMay is National Skin CancerAwareness Month CALL TODAYfor a FREE SKIN CANCER EVALUATIONCALL TODAYfor a FREE SKIN CANCER EVALUATIONDR. SCOTTBEALSBoard Certified American Board of Dermatology4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101, Niceville 850.897.7546NICEVILLES FIRST AND MOST TRUSTED DERMATOLOGIST

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John Sims Pkwy. NicevilleSon West ROUND UP Find ultimate truth in a Wild West settingA great time for all singing songs, eating great snacks, creating crafts, and playing games The cost of Vacation Bible School is $5.00 per child; this includes their own cowboy hat & bandana Open to children ages 3 (potty trained) 10June 10 June 14 from 8:30 a.m. -11:30 p.m. For more information, call 678-1298 2013 BLUEWATER BAYWhat: A two week long introduction to the game of golf. Consists of both group instruction and individual instruction. After two weeks of instruction we will hold a golf tournament for all the participants When: Meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday June 10-21 Tournament on the 23rd 9amam or 10:30am:30am July 8-19 Tournament on the 21st 9amam or 10:30am:30am Age: Juniors from the ages 8 to 15 years old. Cost: $75.00 Per Junior Instructor: Sean Hogan, Assistant Golf ProfessionalJuniors need to provide their own golf clubs. Call the Golf Shop for more information(850) 897-3241 JUNIORCLINIC 20lb Bagfor only $250Need 5 or more Bags?Call us at least 30 minutes prior to arriving at Ice House. We will load you up ASAP and save you time!850-685-4322HICE ON BAYSHORE DRIVE NICEVILLEHMEMORIAL DAY HGRADUATION PARTIES HFOURTH OF JULY HBIRTHDAY PARTIES Food Grade ICE O O F F F F5 5 0 0 % % E E N N R R O O L L L L M M E E N N T TRecreation Services, Inc. office is located at 1050 Bay Drive (Bay Drive Pool). For more information call 897-3664. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m & 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Swim Membership isOPEN TO EVERYONEnot just Bluewater Residents! Swim Lessons starting as early as June 10Call for details! 850-897-3664Recreation Services, Inc. located in Bluewater Bay is offering a great Membership Special.Due to increased cost of travel, many vacations will be spent at home. Why not join the swim membership from now until May 31 and SAVE! MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES 4 POOLS (1 Heated) & FREEWATER AEROBICS Boat storage & facility rental for special occasions. Commissioner Stephen Strait said that if the commission ultimately decides to buy a replacement truck, it should not do so until it has received bids from multiple manufacturers. Scholl also noted that the fire commissions annual budget writing process for fiscal year 2013/14 will take place this summer. He said he is somewhat concerned that property values in the Bluewater Bay community, and therefore the amount of property tax revenue the fire district is likely to receive from Bluewater Bay, may decline during the coming year due to the recent controversy surrounding the decision by the Bluewater Bay Resort to close the Magnolia section of the resorts golf course. In other business during the meeting, Assistant Fire Chief Lloyd Losinger briefed commissioners on North Bay Fire Department activity during the month of April 2013. During that month, he said, the North Bay Fire Department responded to two structure fires and 66 calls for rescues and medical assistance. They also responded to 25 other emergency calls, the majority of which were good intent calls. Losinger explained that the term good intent refers to emergency calls which are made to the fire department in good faith, but which later turn out not to be actual emergencies. For example, said Losinger, a person may smell smoke and report it, but when firefighters arrive, they discover that the smell came from a source other than an uncontrolled fire, such as a smoky fireplace or even a backyard barbecue. Losinger said that people are encouraged to report anything they believe might be an emergency, because doing so is better than allowing a real emergency to go unreported while the situation gets worse. Losinger also noted that of the genuine emergencies to which North Bay firefighters responded in April, as usual the vast majoritywere for assorted medical emergencies rather than fires. He said that medical emergencies actually constitute the bulk of emergency situations to which firefighters respond, even though most people think of firefighters as primarily fighting fires. Both of the actual fires to which North Bay responded during April turned out to be relatively minor, said Losinger. The first, on April 3, occurred when a resident reported the smell of smoke in a local home. When firefighters arrived, they discovered that the smoke was coming from a malfunctioning washing machine. In the second case, firefighters responded to a lightning strike on the chimney of a local home. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered that the lightning had damaged the ridge vent and soffit, as well as some electrical wiring within the outside wall of the home. Medical emergencies during April, said Losinger, included a resident who had fallen at a local nursing home, a case of cardiac arrest, and an accident between a golf cart and another vehicle. The golf cart accident resulted in one person being thrown out of the cart and suffering multiple injuries, none of which were serious. TRUCKFrom page A-1

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ArrestsNakia Gayle Stubblefield, a sales associate, 28, of 500 Kelly Mill Road Apt. 121, Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police May 14 on a charge of possession of marijuana over 20 grams. An officer stopped a car occupied by someone later identified as Stubblefield for driving without a working tag light. The officer smelled marijuana coming from the car as he approached it. An officer asked Stubblefield if she had any weapons or narcotics on her. Stubblefield gave the officer a pocket knife. An officer asked her if she "would mind opening her bag," and when she did, the officer found a plastic bag containing 28 grams of marijuana, which field tested positive for the presence of THC. Stubblefield's required court appearance is June 25. *** Leonard William Russell Jr., an electrician, 49, of 106 Raintree Blvd., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 12 on a charge of possession of marijuana over 20 grams. An officer stopped a car driven by someone later identified as Russell for driving 51 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle during the traffic stop. The officer asked Russell if he had anything on him or in his vehicle that could get him into trouble, to which Russell allegedly responded, "please don't take me to jail I have some marijuana on me," and said he had an ounce of marijuana on his person. The officer had Russell exit the car, and found in his pocket a bag containing 30 grams of a substance that later tested positive for the presence of THC. Russell's required court appearance is scheduled June 25. *** Soleil Arden Stanley, 18, of 500 Kelly Mill Road Apt. 163, Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police May 12 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Stanley allegedly chased someone and grabbed the victim's hair after she fell to the ground. He then put the victim in a headlock. The incident arose from an argument over a cell phone. Stanley's required court appearance is June 4. *** Michael Joe Wise, an electrician, 31, of 788 Millard Gainey Road, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested by Niceville police May 11 on a charge of retail theft. Wise allegedly attempted to steal an RCA converter box from the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. He concealed the converter in the front waist band of his pants and attempted to leave through the store's garden center. Wise said he tried to steal the converter so he could "watch TV." Wise's required court appearance is May 28. *** Amity Marie Thompson, unemployed, 26, of 788 Miller Gainey Road, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested by Niceville police May 11 on an out of county warrant for the original charge of violation of probation. *** Donovan Charles Ladner, unemployed, 21, of 400 Kelly Road Apt. 34, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 10 on charges of battery, false imprisonment and child abuse. Ladner allegedly grabbed someone by her arms and pushed her against a wall, causing lacerations to her hand and arm. Ladner allegedly blocked the exit when the victim tried to escape the residence they were in. The victim carried a child with her when she tried to leave the residence, and Ladner allegedly pried the child from the victim's arms. Ladner's required court appearance is June 11. *** A 16-year-old boy, unemployed, was arrested by Niceville police May 11 on a charge of retail theft. An employee of the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, allegedly witnessed the boy attempt to steal $87.73 worth of merchandise from the store. The boy allegedly took hats from the store, removed the tags and concealed them down his pants. The boy then removed the tag from sunglasses and put them in his pocket. The boy then went to the shoe department, removed his boots and put a new pair of boots on. The boy did not attempt to pay for the items. The boy's required court appearance is June 12. *** Justin Richard Burgoin, a cook, 24, of 1303 S. Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 9 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Burgoin allegedly grabbed someone by the neck and threw her into a couch before striking the victim in the face with a shoe. Burgoin's required court appearance is May 28. *** Eric Anthony Thorpe, a sales associate, 23, of 213 2nd St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 9 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Thorpe allegedly pushed someone several times. His required court appearance is May 28. *** Lenny Maurice Mosley, 52, of 352 Kepner Drive, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police May 10 on charges of resisting an officer without violence and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. An officer stopped a car driven by someone later identified as Mosley for driving with an unbelted front seat passenger. When asked, Mosley said he left his driver's license at home and gave the officer a false name and date of birth. He later gave the officer his correct name and told him he thought his license was suspended. Mosley allegedly said there was marijuana in the vehicle and told the officer he would find it for him. Officers searched the vehicle and found an unlabeled prescription bottle holding a plastic bag containing around one gram of a green leafy substance that later tested positive for the presence of THC. Mosley's required court appearance is May 28. *** Michelle Miyuki Murphy, a hostess, 29, of 329 Ohio Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police May 11 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Murphy allegedly touched and bit someone, causing bruising and bite marks to the victim's arms, face, chest and legs. Murphy's required court appearance is May 28. *** Leslie Mitchel Johnson, unemployed, 56, of 172 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police May 8 on charges of burglary to an unoccupied structure and possession of burglary tools. A Valparaiso resident reported seeing someone emerge from a business near Chicago Avenue, F ir e Depar tmen t Repor tsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from 05/13/13 through 05/19/13. 0 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Peachtree Way..........................Medical...............................05/13/13.....................0741 22nd Street.................................Medical...............................05/13/13.....................1139 27th Street..................................Medical...............................05/13/13.....................1816 Edgewater Drive........................Medical...............................05/14/13.....................0008 N. Partin Drive............................Medical...............................05/14/13.....................0349 Crestview Avenue......................Medical...............................05/14/13.....................0811 Twin Cities Blvd..........................Medical...............................05/14/13.....................0913 Edgewater Drive........................Cancelled ...........................05/14/13.....................1402 N. Partin Drive............................Medical...............................05/14/13.....................2101 Lake Court..................................Cancelled ...........................05/15/13.....................0138 Campbell Drive..........................Lifeflight...............................05/15/13.....................1321 Hudson Circle............................Cancelled ...........................05/15/13.....................1419 N. Partin Drive............................Medical...............................05/15/13.....................1531 Magnolia Shores Drive..............Cancelled ...........................05/15/13.....................2039 Judith Avenue.............................Cancelled............................05/15/13.....................2140 N. Partin Drive............................Medical...............................05/16/13.....................1023 Hudson Circle............................Medical...............................05/16/13.....................1347 Plumosa Palm Drive..................Medical...............................05/17/13.....................2108 Mullet Creek Run.......................Medical...............................05/17/13.....................2213 E. College Blvd..........................Medical...............................05/18/13.....................1001 Hudson Circle............................Medical...............................05/18/13.....................1449 N. Partin Drive............................Medical...............................05/18/13.....................1608 E. John Sims Pkwy....................Medical...............................05/18/13.....................1935 E. John Sims Pkwy....................Medical...............................05/19/13.....................0030 Matthew Street...........................Medical...............................05/19/13.....................2110 Pontevedra Lane.......................Medical...............................05/19/13.....................2301 Weekly Safety Tip: STOP, DROP and ROLL. If your clothes catch fire, DON T RUN. STOP where you are, DROP to the ground, cover your face with your hands, and ROLL over and over to smother the flames. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook.North BayThe North Bay Fire Deportment responded to the following calls from May 13, 2013 through May 19, 2013. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Live Oak St..................................Medical...............................5/13/13........................05:12 Marion Drive................................Medical...............................5/13/13........................10:40 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical...............................5/13/13........................13:26 Parkwood Cir...............................Medical...............................5/14/13........................08:09 Range Rd....................................Medical...............................5/14/13........................09:35 Hwy. 20 E....................................Medical...............................5/14/13........................15:37 Oakwood Way............................Sevice call..........................5/14/13........................18:29 Ridgewood Way..........................Medical...............................5/14/13........................20:55 Westlake Ct.................................Medical...............................5/15/13........................01:42 S. Windward Cove......................Medical...............................5/15/13........................04:59 Windward Way............................Public assist.......................5/15/13........................19:53 W. Birkdale Cir............................Medical...............................5/16/13........................02:19 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical...............................5/16/13........................06:48 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical...............................5/16/13........................15:17 Wright Cir.....................................Public assist.......................5/16/13........................23:52 Merchants Way...........................Medical...............................5/17/13........................11:53 Hwy. 20 E....................................Medical...............................5/17/13........................13:01 Cedar St......................................Medical...............................5/18/13........................20:26 Fairway Lakes Dr........................Medical...............................5/18/13........................22:52 Oakmont Cir................................Medical...............................5/19/13........................10:19 Hwy. 20 E....................................Medical...............................5/19/13........................14:01 Hidden Lakes Dr.........................Dispatched & cancelled....5/19/13........................17:15 Winfield St...................................Cooking fire.......................5/19/13........................22:50 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical...............................5/19/13........................23:38 Visit northbayfd.org for more information The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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: Teddy Lee Lanieux Wanted for: Possession/Sale of Cocaine Height: 5-feet, 9-inches Weight: 215 Age: 27 Date of birth: 04-03-1986 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Corey Maurice Robinson Wanted for: Possession/Sale of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute Height: 5-feet, 10-inches Weight: 165 Age: 25 Date of birth: 02-01-1988 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails.Page A-6 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 THEBAYBEACON cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA Please see BLOTTER, page A-7 There are eight times a year when flying our flag is the perfect way to show your family or business patriotic spirit. Kiwanis can make it easy! For just $35 a year, we will install a permanent in-ground base for your flag. Then, just before LABOR DAY and9/11, VETERANS DAY, PRESIDENTS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY and MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, we will install a 3x5 foot sewn flag (not printed) on a metal pole in front of your home or business. And take it down afterward.Kiwanis does it all, you do nothing but look proud! The modest $35 a year supports Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Clubs numerous childrens programs throughout our community. Times a wastin. Act now! Call Bill at 897-4396 or Jim at 897-3068 & order a flag.Let KiwanisRaise Old Gloryat your house or businessNiceville/ValparaisoKiwa nis ClubServing the Children of the World

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Valparaiso, after a suspected break in. The witness described the person to an officer. Around five minutes later, the officer found a person, later identified as Johnson, who matched the description given by the witness. The witness positively identified Johnson as the person he had seen at the business. Johnson was in possession of a small flashlight, a pair of gloves, two bandannas, a pocket knife, a utility knife and a multifunction tool. Police found a crowbar at the crime scene, which the owner of the business said did not belong to the business. Johnson's required court appearance is June 11. *** Brittany Nicole Brahmstedt, a housekeeper, 21, of 323 Washington Ave. Apt. B, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police May 8 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Brahmstedt allegedly struck someone on the back multiple times with a broomstick. Brahmstedt's required court appearance is May 28. *** April Anne Shaw, an accountant, 41, of 112 W. Lake Court, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 15 on a charge of domestic violence related battery touch or strike. Shaw allegedly pushed someone in the neck, and later broke down a door and punched the victim in the face. Shaw's required court appearance is June 6. *** John Anthony Cisneros, an Army private, 26, of 213 22nd St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 12 on a charge of battery touch or strike. A deputy responded to a call and found Cisneros and the alleged victim sitting a car outside the business at 140 Palmetto St., Destin. The victim had a large contusion on her forehead over her left eye, and her left eye was swollen and bruised. The victim's lip and right ear had lacerations. The victim gave different accounts of what happened but denied being struck by Cisneros. Cisneros denied striking the victim. A passerby reported observing the car shaking and seeing Cisneros banging the victim's head against the steering wheel and driver's side window. Cisneros' required court appearance is June 4. *** Rhett Chandler Tunstall, 41, at large, Destin, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 10 on charge of trespassing a structure or conveyance. A deputy responded to the business at 4580 E. SR 20, Niceville, in reference to a trespassing call. The deputy found someone later identified as Tunstall leaning against the wall outside the store. The deputy checked Tunstall's name in a database and found Tunstall had been issued a trespass warning for the convenience store. Tunstall's required court appearance is scheduled May 28. *** Tammy Ann Stroppel, 45, of 304 Reeves St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 9 on a charge of two counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. A deputy found Stroppel to be in possession of a zolpidem tartrate 10 mg pill and a diazepam 5 mg pill. Stroppel could not provide a prescription for either. Stroppel's required court appearance is June 12. *** Timothy Paul Jones, an engineer, 47, of 153 Aspen St., Freeport, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies May 14 on a charge of probation violation. DUI arrestsDavid Manuel Ortiz, 31, of 312 Apple Drive, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at SR 20 at Bennett Drive, Niceville, May 10 at 10:42 p.m. Ortiz was also cited for failure to maintain a single lane. His required court appearance is May 28. *** Timothy Michael McDonald, a business owner, 30, of 1667 15th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at White Point Road, Niceville, May 10 at 2:20 p.m. McDonald was also charged with driving while license suspended first offense. His required court appearance is June 9. TheftsA Niceville resident reported May 8 someone shattered the window of her car and stole several items from it while it was parked at St. Jude's Episcopal Church at 200 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. The victim reported her purse, worth $60, was taken, and said the purse contained $80 cash, her debit card, her license, her military dependent identification, her wallet, a brush, lip gloss and mints. Police are awaiting DNA test results on a lighter found at the crime scene that the victim said did not belong to her. *** A Niceville resident reported May 9 someone stole his son's iPhone from his son's backpack at Niceville High School. *** A Niceville resident of the 300 block of Reeves Street reported May 9 someone stole her tricycle from her residence. *** A Niceville resident reported May 13 someone pried open the Coca-Cola machine at the business at 1060 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, and took an unspecified amount of money. *** A Valparaiso resident reported May 11 someone stole pieces of his 1959 Cadillac while it was parked at the storage facility at 900 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. The complainant reported 11 pieces of chrome molding worth $2,100 were stolen, as well as four hubcaps worth a total of $400 and a VIN plate from the front driver's side door. ***Criminal MischiefNiceville police received a call May 14 from someone reporting an unknown person had vandalized his beehives at North Highway 85, Niceville. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of Davis Drive reported May 9 someone slashed the rear passenger tire on her 1994 Jeep.OtherBenjamin Hadley Davis, a welder, 25, of 1538 Meadowbrook Court, Niceville, was issued a summons by sheriff's deputies May 9 on a charge of attaching a registration license plate not assigned. Davis' required court appearance is May 28. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Page A-7 THEBAYBEACON CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE!1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/BoxesCall for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) 850-863-2153FORT WALTON DESTIN NICEVILLEDr. Shawbitz provides exceptional care for General Neurology, Clinical Electrophysiology and Neuromuscular Disorders.Introducing NeurologistDr. Michael Shawbitz THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithBilly Riggs, 44, Fort Walton Beach, bus driver Ray Kyle, 48, Crestview, engineer An injustice has been done. My concern is that we get to the bottom of it, because no government agency should be allowed to abuse its authority. There needs to be transparency in the IRS. I think it s wrong. They should not be able to focus on any one group. Helen Sommer, Niceville, retired The IRS has no business interfering with the election process at all.What do you think about the Internal Revenue Service harassing conservative political groups?Denny Tutwiler, 45, Niceville, airline pilot Location: Kmart Morgan Muscott, 17, Niceville, Niceville High School student Camille Parsons, 47, Freeport, food preparer The IRS should have more respect for different organizations. The public has a right to know the names of the people responsible for the harassment. I think we re all way overtaxed. The government wastes a lot of money. I think it s wrong, what they re doing. We need to have less government. The IRS is throwing their weight around, and it s just not right. What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. BLOTTERFrom page A-6 Our SpecialityDiamond Worksinc. Mike TarbuckJeweler ~ Owner WWW.DIAMONDWORKSJEWELRY.COM850-244-5252 | PARKPLACEPLAZA323 PAGEBACONRD. MARYESTHERNew Store Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-3pm, Closed Sun. & Mon.Jewelry Repair Custom Design We are looking for old furniture and other items you might have in your attic, barn, garage or storage building. Give us a call and we will take a look.Call Barb: (850) 902-2205

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Summit II celebrates their birthday! Although they may be celebrating their 36th year as Niceville s own hair salon this year, Summit II is guaranteed to shave years off your look with something new and fresh. As the season changes and the weather heats up, everyone is ready to let their hair down (literally) and change up their style. Bored with your hair but not sure which direction to go in? Summit II offers semi-private rooms so that you and your professional stylist can discuss your hair history without interruption; its needs, your preferences and the possibilities! At Summit II, your hair care is priority number one. Their team wants to provide the best possible cut, tailored to your specifications and lifestyle, while getting to know the guest in their chair. And for many customers, summer means color! For our local blondes, they recommend Redken s line of Gold Rush colors to turn winter roots into hues of warmth and shine. An ombre fade into golden locks also screams beach goddess for our regular bombshells. They say redheads may want to go deeper, almost burgundy, to give new life and sophistication to old color. Last but not least, Summit II offers brunettes the opportunity to play up shades of chestnut closer to the cheekbones, to bring out the bronze in their summer glow. Many are concerned that with pool and beach time, they are at greater risk for hair damage. Summit II carries Kenra sulfate free shampoo; a gentle shampoo solution designed to preserve luminosity and moisture while maintaining bounce and structure. The best part? It s compatible with all hair types and can be useful after and while caring for colored hair. Hair strength can also be a priority for men and women experiencing signs of aging hair, either from hormonal or chronological effect. 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Nodjomian said he has enjoyed serving on the council in his brief term and hopes to be able to continue his service. "I've been able to glean salient issues to the city these past five months," Nodjomian said. "I think this is a great starting point to prepare me to run for a full term." If other candidates file for election, the city will continue the election process by preparing absentee ballots June 3. Absentee ballots and instructions to recipients will be sent out June 12 overseas military personnel who are registered voters and requested to receive ballots for the July 16 election. Council members serve without pay. Elections are held at large. To file for candidacy, potential candidates must pick up the required documents at the Niceville City Clerk's office. Among these documents are a qualifying petition, which the candidate must have signed by five electors registered to vote in Niceville. The candidate must also be a registered voter and Niceville resident. The candidate must also agree to disclose any money or materials used for the purpose of the campaign. No fee is required to file for candidacy. ELECTIONFrom page A-1 Sal Nodjomian Dan Henkel Page A-8 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 THEBAYBEACONThe Summit in Hair IICelebrating 36 Years of Fabulous

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Remembering those who gave allBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer All gave some, while some gave all. On the fourth Monday of May every year Americans unite across the nation to honor those who gave all. Memorial Day honors will begin on Saturday, May 25, as members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 112, members of the Twin Cities Veterans Council and Boy Scout Troop 52 place flags on the graves of deceased veterans. Any community members who wish to volunteer to place flags should meet at 8 a.m. at the DAV building, 920 Hospital Dr. Call 678-5079 for more information. "Even though they've passed, it's important that we never forget," said DAV and VFW member Andy Cole, of Niceville. Memorial Day honors will continue on Monday, May 27, with a Memorial Day motorcycle ride sponsored by the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club Chapter Z. The ride will begin at Badcock Furniture, 597 John Sims Pkwy at 10 a.m. and travel to a memorial service at Niceville City Hall, 208 Partin Dr. The riders will continue on to the American Legion Post 221, 444 John Sims Pkwy., where food will be available for a donation. To find out more about the ride call Pappa John at 305-9221. The Twin Cities Veterans Council will sponsor their annual Memorial Day ceremony at Doolittle Memorial Park, Valparaiso, Monday, May 27 starting at 11 a.m. Members of the community are invited to join in honoring our deceased veterans. Speakers from Niceville, Valparaiso and Eglin are participating. The AMVETS Post 78 Honor Guard will do a rifle salute and there will be a flag folding demonstration by NHS ROTC cadets. Wreaths will also be presented. Lawn chairs are recommended. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. For more information about Memorial Day events, call 6785079. In observance of the day, there will be no school Monday for all Okaloosa County students. All federal, county and local government offices will be closed and there will also be no mail deliveries. Banks will also be closed. Garbage, recyclable and trash will be picked up on their regular schedule throughout the Twin Cities area. 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Palm Blvd., Niceville Pictured left, Daniel Cox and Justin Upp, right, in one of the critical care units in Bagram, Afghanistan. Community of excellenceNiceville Mayor Randall Wise holds an award given to the city of Niceville by the Northwest Florida League of Cities for being the 2013 Community of Excellence in the category of population 10,00120,000. The award is given to the city that has best implemented a unique and successful economic development project or developed an innovative community development project. The city s submission cited the Turkey Creek nature walk, Children s Park and library. City Clerk Dan Doucet said there are about 60 other cities in Niceville s category. --Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Dr. Katie Marcoux graduated from the University of Florida on April 26 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Public Health and Health Professions at UF in 2010. Katie is a 2006 graduate of Niceville High School and a 2008 graduate of Okaloosa Walton Community College. She is the daughter of John and Linda Marcoux of Niceville. Marissa Marinan and Arianna Roper, both from Niceville, were awarded bachelor's of arts degrees from Flagler College in St. Augustine April 20. Jennifer D. Cieluch daughter of Al and Kyong Su Cieluch of Magnolia Plantation is a recent recipient of a First Year Diversity Fellowship from the Fish & Richardson Law Firm. Jennifer is a 2005 graduate of Niceville High School and a 2009 graduate of Jennifer D. Cieluch Dr. Katie Marcoux Whos NewsE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com Rice University, Houston with a degree in Biomedical Engineering has just completed her first year at Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina. Jennifer was one of five selected from over 275 candidates nationwide. Each Diversity Fellow receives a $5000 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position in an office of their choice and a unique opportunity to be mentored by firm members throughout their law school education. Jennifer will be an associate in the Houston Office this summer.Ending hunger one mailbox at a timeThe Letter Carriers Food Drive, Saturday May 11, was a huge success bringing in over 15,000 pounds of food donations for Sharing and Caring. A team of volunteers from First Presbyterian Church worked tirelessly unloading the mail trucks, checking expiration dates, sorting and shelving the items. Pictured are volunteers James VanSteenburg, left, and Jim Gerber from First Presbyterian Church.NHS alumni serve together in critical care transportBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Niceville High School graduates Daniel Cox and Justin Upp are a long way from home. The two have known of each other for years growing up in Niceville and even played pee wee football together, now both are serving in the Air Force as Critical Care Air Transport (CCATT) doctors. A few years apart in age, the two left Niceville after graduation to pursue degrees in the medical field before joining the Air Force. They ran into each other again during a pre deployment training and connected up with each other in Afghanistan. Major Cox has been assigned to the CCATT in Bagram, Afghanistan since February and he has had to adjust quickly as he stepped into a leadership role as the head trauma surgeon. Most of my focus when I took over as trauma czar was to get the system here ready for more point of injury care and prepare for mass casualty events, said Cox. Traditionally, most of what we get here in terms of trauma has received some form of intervention at a forward operating base. Major Upp was, up until recently, the attending anesthesiologist on a CCAT in Bagram, Afghanistan. He flew medical evacuation missions transporting critically wounded and injured troops within Afghanistan, often running into Cox who oversees that unit. His crew also flies the critically wounded to Landstuhl Hospital in Germany. The two boys that grew up in the same town now have had the chance to form a closer relationship as they worked together thousands of miles from home. I would have to assume their friendship has formed a closer bond as do most Band of Brother friendships, said Jeff Upp. And no doubt their respect for each others professional competence has grown. Daniels father, Don Cox, said both sets of parents are proud of their boys. As parents, were proud of them both for serving their country and for providing critical care for our frontline warriors. Daniel Cox is the son of Don and Penny Cox of Niceville. 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Grant is very active in his community with Chamber of Commerce functions and a Life Time Member of the world-wide community service organization-Kiwanis International.We are a locally owned independent (not a franchise) full-service hearing healthcare company. We sell and service most major brands of hearing aids. Most insurances accepted. HOURS: Monday-Friday 9am 5pm Located next door to Dr. Pat Tidwell's Family Practice office in the Twin Cities Medical Plaza on the campus of the Twin Cities HospitalDr. Richard C. Rebeck, Ph.D., HAS, BC-HIS Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences, Office Staff (left to right) : LaNika Lindsey Office Manager, LauraNan Wheat Director of Outreach WreaFaye Nieft-Paris Chamber Ambassador Niceville/Valparaiso Raye Norell Chamber Ambassador Crestview/Walton County Doris Arrington-Holloway Chamber Ambassador Ft. Walton Beach Grant Williams Chamber Ambassador Destin C. 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Seniors wanna have fun Walton Okaloosa County Council on Aging Senior Program offers the following activities for people 60 and older from May 22 through May 28. Seminole Community Center, Cedar Street 833-9291 Tuesday Bingo 9:30 a.m. Thursday Bingo 10:00 a.m. Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave. 833-9291 Monday Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday Bingo 9:30a.m. Wednesday Monthly birthday party 10:00 a.m. Thursday WII Bowling 9:30 a.m. Friday Bingo 9:30a.m. World s greatest baby shower The 2013 Worlds Greatest Baby Shower for Okaloosa and Walton counties will be held on Thursday, May 23 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach starting at 5:30 p.m. All pregnant women and new parents, who have had a baby in the last 3 months from Okaloosa and Walton counties are invited. Admission is free. For more information contact Healthy Start at 833-9284. Republican Club dinner The Okaloosa County Republican Club will host their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 23, at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd., FWB. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. State Representative and State Senate Candidate Matt Gaetz will speak. Open to the public. Dinner is $12, R.S,V.P to Jane Dale at 6515049. For information about the Republican Club call President Marvin Brigman at 609-3341. Keeping in stitches The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America celebrates various forms of hand embroidery. Our first summer stitch-in will be Thursday May 23, 6-8 p.m., at the Niceville Library, 206 North Partin Drive. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 496-3466. Dance summer camp The Niceville High School Eaglettes Dance Team will be hosting a two-day summer dance camp for girls ages 4-12 on June 13-14 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. A dance showcase will be held on June 14 at 6 p.m. featuring all the dance campers. The registration fee is $50 for the first child and $40 for each additional child per family. Registration forms are due by May 24. Registration forms may be picked up at the NHS Attendance Office or local elementary schools. Marine touch tanks at Biophilia Experience a hands-on marine touch tank and learn all about these slimy, sticky, and prickly creatures of the gulf throughout the day from 112 p.m., Saturday, May 25 at the Biophilia Center, Freeport. Children of all ages will enjoy learning while meeting these marine organisms up-close. Call 835-1824 for more info. Ballet performance The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) school will present their student performance on May 25 at 2 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 years and under. Seating is general admission and tickets may be purchased at the NFB offices. For more information please contact NFB at 664-7787 or visit us online at nfballet.org. Blood drives in May Sunday, May 26 at Christ Our Redeemer Church, 1028 White Point Rd 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, May 27 Walmart, Niceville 2 p.m.-6 p.m. all donors free Walmart gift card Wednesday, May 29 at Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 South Partin Drive 3-8:30 p.m. Tea Party meeting The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party will meet at Niceville City Hall, 208 Partin, Niceville, on May 27, at 6 p.m. Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Debbie Ganoe, Founder of Navarre Patriots and co-founder ofFloridians Against Common Core Education (FACCE) will be the guest speaker and speak on FACCE. Garden club open house Mays meeting of the Niceville Garden Club will be an open house and pot luck. Mingle with gardening enthusiasts on Tuesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. in the Niceville City Hall, 208 Partin, Niceville. The 2013 officers will be installed at this time. As always, there will be a door prize and silent auctions for items donated by members. The Niceville Garden Club meets at 6 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every month. All meetings are open to the public. Email nvgc1@cox.net for more info. Self defense for teen girls The Niceville Public Library is offering a self-defense program for teen girls ages 13-17 on Wednesday, May 29, at 3 p.m. This is a free program and will be led by instructors from ATA Taekwondo of Niceville. Registration is required to attend. Either stop by the Youth Services department or call 279-4863 x 1514 to register or for more information. Alzheimer s support group Alzheimers Family Services provides monthly support groups for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimers disease. A support group will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, located at 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available. To make arrangements for respite during the meeting, please contact Alzheimers Family Services in advance at 866478-7790 Anniversary celebration The Courtyard Plaza businesses at Bluewater Bay, 4566 E Hwy 20, have teamed together with the Niceville Chamber of Commerce to host a ten year anniversary celebration to be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. There will be face painting, live music, light refreshments and door prizes. This celebration is open to the public. For more information call Gulf Coast Dental at 897-9600. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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.comCALENDARPage B-2 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 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 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 Daughters of American Colonists installedFlorida State Regent Sue Bratton was on hand to install the new Eucheeanna Chapter board for the Daughters of American Colonists at Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, May 4. The chapter s namesake is the first Scottish settlement in territorial Florida and was named in honor of the Euchee Indians. Pictured is Regent Margaret Nichols, Vice Regent Mary Ellen Ahlstorm, Second Vice Regent Virginia Poffenberger, Chaplain Rita Takeuchi, Recording Secretary Tanya Ditto, Treasurer Susan VanderZeyde, Registrar Scarlett Brock and Dianna Lantz as historian. For information please call Margaret Nichols 897-1278. Bluewater Bay Garden Club fetes new officersThe Bluewater Bay Garden Club held their installation of officers at the Rutherford s Restaurant at Regatta Bay. Pictured are Karen Williams as president, Donna Lassiter as first vice president, Tulay Hathorn as second vice president, Duskey Mallory as recording secretary, Marge Free as corresponding secretary and Paula Radke as treasurer. Collegiate student wins scholarshipCollegiate High School graduating senior Arden Robertson recently received a $1,500 scholarship from the Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated. She is pictured with scholarship committee chairperson, Marijo Strauss and RWOF President Patricia Perri. Robertson will be attending Texas A & M University in the fall. Falcons hold their ownPictured from back left, Coach Scholl, Chrislyn Thompson, Cate McGinnis, Brooks Horton, Jaquis Williams, Chris Robbins and Coach Robbins. Front row, Sam Scholl, Jarred Childress, Alec Childresss and Hannah MacDonald. The County Tournament Individual Division Semi-finalist was Chris Robbins. The Lewis girls finished sixth for the season while the boys team finished fourth in the county. In the team division tournament, Alec Childress won first placein his consolation division. Ruckel students recognized by Duke TIPNineteen Ruckel seventh grade students recently qualified to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP), a talent search that identifies academically talented seventh graders based on standardized test scores. The recognized students from Ruckel Middle School are, seated from left, Christian Brobeck, Trey Buck, Daniel Bobbitt, Julia Freeman, Eve Glenn, Mandalay Martin, Allison Keen, Nathan Tabor and Kaitlyn Hall. Standing from left, Samuel Stahl, Dylan Hammond, Parker Walsh, John Hencinski, Zachary Verzwyvelt and Ryan Murphy. Not pictured, Meredith Freeman. Fastpitch Travel team seeded firstThe High Intensity 12U Fastpitch Travel Softball Team was seeded number one in the 12 team One Day in May Tournament in Enterprise, AL on May 11. The girls captured the championship with a 14-1 victory over Tiger Point Velocity. Pictured from back left, coaches Shelby Truett, Ron Earley and Sonny Childress. Standing, Celeste CC Truett, Grace McIntosh, Michaela Cain, Allison AB Brown and Sydney Byrd. Kneeling, Jenna Elmer, Ava Worthy, Sarah Earley and Madison Childress with Alyssa Selvey in front. Blazefest 2013Apex Broadcasting s 103.1 The Blaze will host a one-day rock concert, Blazefest 2013, May 25, 11 a.m., at the Mullet Grounds, Niceville. Bands include Sevendust, Saving Abel, Hellyeah, Filter and more. Purchase tickets at blazefestrocks.com, $27.50 for advance tickets and $35 the day of the show. Active duty military can purchase tickets for $20.Ruckel tennis team on the ballRuckel Middle School Tennis Team Girls Win 2013 County Middle School Championships May 8, while the Ruckel Boys team won second place. A total of ten middle schools participated. Coach Brett Beattie is the Ruckel coach. Ruckel Middle School Girls Tennis win the Championship with final points of 32. From Ruckel, Andi vonHilsheimer, line two, Jacqueline Hruby line four and Lauren Chaney, line five, were overall champions in their divisions. Anna Freeman line 3, won overall champion in the consolation bracket in her division. Ruckel Middle School Boys Tennis win 2nd place with final points of 31. From Ruckel Jordan Zargari, line three, Jarrett Gray, line four, and JJ Gray, line 5, were overall champions in their divisions. Juan Bosch won overall champion in the consolation bracket in his division. Pictured is Andi vonHilsheimer, Hatten Huff, Lauren Chaney, Coach Brett Beattie, Jacqueilne Hruby, Anna Freeman and Julia Freeman. Pictured is Dominic Vaccaro, Juan Bosch, Jarrett Gray, Coach Brett Beattie, Brycen Musser, Jordan Zargari and JJ Gray. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH and PRESCHOOL, ELCASunday, May 26: One Service 10:00 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

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992THEBAYBEACON Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Page B-3 Timothy Ronald Jennings (Boggy Boy) 1963-2013 Timothy Ronald Jennings passed away at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL on May 10 at the age of 50. Timothy better known as Timbo was born in Valparaiso, FL on April 3, 1963, to Frances and Ronnie Jennings of Niceville, FL. Tim graduated from Niceville Senior High School in 1981, where he lettered in football; he played all the sports growing up. His happiest days were spent fishing off his moms dock; to watch him throw a cast net was a thing of beauty, God must have loved him as a fisherman for his cast net rarely came up empty. Tim worked with his father, his best friend, as a sub-contractor, taking pride in all his work. He turned his mothers house into a thing of beauty after hurricane Ivan destroyed it in 2004. His favorite job was working for ESPN, CBS, and NBC Sports as a camera tech, while he lived in Atlanta, GA. His hobbies were cooking, gardening, and fishing. All that knew Tim would agree, his smile could light up a room. Many things could be said about his kind and generous heart, never once has anyone heard him complain. Tim is survived by his four children, Ryan, Rachel, Hunter, and Grace; his parents, Frances JenningsBeasley, husband Bill and Ronnie Jennings and wife Lill; two sisters; Tami JenningsOfenloch, husband Kevin and Tina Jennings-Kroske, husband John and brother Gregg Jennings who served as his brothers keeper the last three years. Tim was very close to his nephews and his uncle. Spread your wings my son and fly away, you are free at last, free to breathe without painMom The family would like to thank all the doctors, especially Dr. John Bray, Sacred Heart Lung Group, all the nurses and staff that took such kind and loving care of Tim, they were all praying for him to get new beginnings. Many many thanks to Shands Hospital Lung Transplant Team. Timothy Ronald Jennings Obituary Landscape Maintenance Technician. Mow, trim, prune residential and commercial properties. Drivers license, own transportation, background check and drug free workplace are required. Pay DOE. Call 850-897-3073 Father & Son Fencing, Inc. now hiring laborers for interstate fencing project. Must have valid driver s license. Call John at 352-538-1423 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) See news happening? 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Ruckel Middle School wins the 2013 Okaloosa County Boys and Girls Golf Championships held, May 9 at Eglin Golf course. The girls team shot a team score 173, the only team to shoot under 200, and were led by low medalist Lauren Miller who shot an even par 36. The three other girls to make the All-Tournament team were Caroline Craig, Meg Horrigan and Madi Messmore. The boys team shot a team score 156 and were led by low medalist Patrick Poate who shot a three under par 34. The three other boys to make the AllTournament team were Aaron Norris with second overall, Austin Pettibone and Nathan Smith. Both teams finished undefeated seasons with county championships. DeJess-PhilipsMiss Victoria DeJess, daughter of Pablo and Alma DeJess, of Niceville, Fl., was recently engaged to Mr. Daniel Phillips, son of Ted and Karen Phillips of Odenville, Al. Both have finished their bachelors degrees in Project Management and Human Resource from Northwest Florida State College and Economics and Financial Analysis from University of Alabama in Birmingham, respectively. Mr. Phillips is working as an Equity Analyst at Cadence Bank in Birmingham and Miss DeJess is employed at Carriage Hills Realty as an Office Administrator. Plans are for a fall wedding. The couple will make Birmingham, Al. their permanent residence. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience 678-0099 678-6211All doctors prescriptions filled Welds & Repairs Bi-Focals Tri-Focals Progressives Sunglasses Varilux Hoya Shamir Zeiss1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) Make an appointment withDR. AMANDA BRENCI, O.D.for a full comprehensive eye exam today! (850) 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18 Dont take youreye sightfor granted!to Charlie, our 2013 Niceville High School Graduate!CongratulationsEYEWEAR UNLIMITEDIN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 2nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH& FITNESS FAIR 8:30AM 12:00PM MA Y Y, A AY WEDNESDLUBCAMS S 8:30AM 12:00PMth Y 29 MA AY REE BLOOD P F740 OF REEOL SCERST E & CHOL BMI, RESSURE REE BLOOD P VER 30 VENDORS! O Y A AY KWR A P PA AL BENW740 ACHE TON B AL LT T WRO LUBCAMS S S! G NINREE E GLUCOS BMI VER 30 VENDORS!Y R 855-614-7274 please call mation, e infor or mor F COMMUNITY! R IN YOU EREHT H GI OPTIONS RE THCA AL LT E ABOUT H MA R INFO E ALUABL V VA REEOL SCERST E & CHOL 855-614-7274 mation, COMMUNITY! OPTIONS TION A AT S! G NINREE .FWBMC.COM | WWWplease call W .FWBMC.COM | WWW855-614-7274 please call AL. C 855-614-7274 .TCHOSPIT .FWBMC.COM | WWW Lewis Falcons take county championshipThe Lewis Boys Track team won the 2013 MSAC Championship on Monday, May 6. Members of the team are Jordan Tinder, Rolando Martinez, Colton Norris, Gave Bohler, Nathan Bohler, Shelton Barksdale, Mike Emigh, Gemar Dutollo, Jacob Hammond, Josh Lathers, Stacey Jones, Javier Reyna, Donald Bowen, Jordan Bland and Tim Albert. This is the tenth County Championship for the Falcons in the last 24 years. The team defeated all other Okaloosa County middle schools with 79 points. High intensity softball team takes firstThe High Intensity 8U Fastpitch Softball took first place May 11 in the Mayhem Tournament in Alabama. Pictured from bottom left, Mattie Bradley, Katie Sjostrom, Kelsey Kedroski, Aylanni Enriquez, Ava Gibson, Cloe Rich and Julia Watts. Middle row, Haleigh Sallee, Julia Shaffer, Trinity Treadway, Chloe Ellis, Grace Langston and Paige Criddle. The coaches pictured are Darren Rich, Troy Sjostrom and Dennis Criddle. Ruckel s boy and girl golf teams won county championships after an undefeated season. Pictured with Coach Chambers from back left, Meg Horrigan, Madi Messmore, Caroline Craig, Lauren Miller, Nathan Smith, Patrick Poate, Austin Pettibone, Aaron Norris, Taylor Strickler, Kali Kerrigan, Donnie Brechtel and Noah Williams. Victoria DeJess and Daniel Philips Undefeated, Ruckel golf wins county EngagementE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com