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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 )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso Planning Commission heard two variance requests from property owners at its meeting May 21 at Valparaiso City Hall, denying one and tabling another until the city commission clarifies a complication. The tabled request was made by Lyn Knowles, who requested three variances, or allowances to override building code, for his property at 238 Rose Court. Knowles intends to build an approximately 1,660-square-foot single-family residence on his property, on which he already has a covered recreational vehicle parking space. To fit these two structures on the property, Knowles requested he be allowed to construct the house with a rear setback of 12 feet 6 inches, an allowance of 7 feet 6 inches from the 20-foot requirement. Knowles also requested a 2-foot variance on the requirement that separate structures be 10 feet apart, intending to build the house 8 feet from the existing structure. His third request was for a 427square-foot variance for lot size. Building code requires lots be 11,250 square feet to build a structure of the size Knowles intends. The lot is 10,823 square feet. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent If a proposed budget under discussion by Northwest Florida State College trustees is given approval, then full-time students would see fees rise by $30 per semester in the 2013-14 academic year, but no tuition increase for the first time in many years. Meanwhile, college employees would get a 1.5-percent pay increase. During a nonvoting budget workshop held May 21, NWFSC Vice President Gary Yancey and President Ty Handy briefed the college’s board of trustees on the proposed budget for the coming academic year. The total proposed increase in tuition and fees for lower-division courses, subject to approval by the trustees next month, would be 2 percent, to a total of $102.12 per semester hour. A full-time course load is 15 semester hours a semester, or 30 a year, which would make the proposed annual cost to a full-time student $3,063.60. All of the increase would come in the fee component; tution would remain flat at $77.10 an hour. According to the draft budget discussed during a trustees' meeting May 21, the college expects to have total revenue of $39,419,886 during fiscal year 2013-14, which will begin July 1. According to Yancey, direct state funding used to cover about 85 percent of the cost of student’s education at NWFSC. Now, however, the state's direct share of funding for student’s education at the college is only about 54 percent. However, those figures do not include student scholarships, most of them funded by the state and federal governments as well. According to Yancey, 38 percent of students receive state and federal aid which is funneled to the college, and of these, the average award is $1,340 per semester. The tuition of many military By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A Valparaiso jet-noise adviser and the mayor are cautiously optimistic about new flight rules announced last week which the Air Force says will reduce noise over civilian areas from military aircraft using Eglin Air Force Base. Bob Webb, a Valparaiso resident who represented the city on a recently disbanded committee to discuss the issue of jet noise with Eglin representatives, said he's "encouraged" by the new rules. "It sounds like Air Force is finally trying," Webb said, meaning he feels Eglin officials are now making a concerted effort to reduce aircraft noise. However, Webb said he is concerned that apparent loopholes in the new rules could potentially negate positive aspects of the regulations. Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold said he has not looked over the new rules closely, but he feels they are an indication that Eglin officials are serious about reducing jet noise. "It looks like the Air Force wants to make changes," Arnold said. 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 29, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts Please see COST, page A-2 Please see VALPARAISO, page A-3Cautious optimism on jet rules Sat., 9 a.m. Women 15 and older are invited to a self defense seminar held at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N Partin Dr. Free, registration required, call 279-4863 ext. 1504 for more info. Sun., 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend a science and faith seminar presented by scientist and former atheist John Clayton at the Niceville Church of Christ, 801 E John Sims Pkwy. Call 6782911 for more info. Tues., 5:30 p.m. Phil Richter will be at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida to teach fiber rush weaving. Participants will create a footstool. Class is $55, $50 for members of HMNF. Space is limited, preregister by calling 678-2615. Calendar, B-2 COMING UP Beacon photo by Mike Griffith The deeper meaning of Memorial Day was honored Monday during a community ceremony at Doolittle Park, Valparaiso. The event, sponsored by the Twin Cities Veterans Council, featured presentation of wreaths by civic organizations, a rifle salute by an Am vets honor guard, and the playing of “Taps” by local musicians. Among the speakers was Niceville Mayor Pro Tem Dan Henkel, who said that American soldiers throughout the nation s history have sacrificed themselves to preserve the freedoms that we enjoy. A flyover by warplanes based at Eglin Air Force Base, a fixture of past ceremonies, did not occur this year because of budget cuts, accor ding to an Eglin official. Pictured, Niceville High School AFJROTC cadets raise the American flag.Remembering America's war dead The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 93 graduate from CollegiateMadisan Johnson, Niceville, celebrates while walking with the rest of the senior class of Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College to its commencement ceremony May 23 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Ninetythree Collegiate High seniors graduated. The previous five classes have ranged from 83 to 101 students. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser2% college cost increase is proposed Police Blotter, page A-4Valparaiso planners act on 2 variances $48.45 $50.90 $55.45 $58.78 $63.00 $66.78 $75.73 $84.62 $94.02 $100.12 $102.12 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 Winter '08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 $0 $20 $40 $60 $80 $100 $120Tuition & fees per hour, lower division *2-year degree classes; 2013-14 proposed Source: NWF State Coll. NWFSC tuition and fees Per semester hour, by academic year* Please see CAUTIOUS, page A-2 $1.00 $2.00 $1.50 $2.50 $2.00 $3.00$3.00 $4.00 1999 20042010 2015* $0 $1 $2 $3 $4 $5 SunPass Cash *2015 is planned Mid-Bay Bridge toll history One-way, two axles Bridge sees toll hike in 2015Rise would come 2 years earlier than previously planned By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA) plans to increase bridge tolls $1 as soon as 2015, two years earlier than originally planned. The increases would bump tolls up to $3 for Sunpass users and $4 for two-axle, full-fare use. The hikes would cost bridge users an estimated $7 million a year. MBBA Executive Director Jim Vest said the increase was required of the authority by the underwriters of the bonds that finance the building of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road, currently under construction. Vest said a 2017 increase had been planned in order to repay the debt based on revenue projections published December 2010. However,it became apparent that the authority would not be able to pay the bonds on schedule without increasing revenue by scheduling the toll increase sooner, he said. The MBBA most recently increased tolls June 1, 2010, when they rose from $1.50 to $2 for twoaxle Sunpass users and from $2.50 to $3 for full fare. The bridge posted one previous toll increase, in Please see HIKE, page A-2

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personnel and their family members is also paid by the government. Student tuition and fees (including those subsidized by scholarships and GI Bill benefits) currently account for about 42.4 percent of the cost of an average student’s education at NWFSC, with the remaining revenue coming from other sources, mostly governmental. Handy, in his briefing to the trustees, said that there is no projected increase in student tuition for the coming year, only the $30 per semester ($60 per year) hike in student fees. He said the college is doing its best to keep the cost of education low for NWFSC students, and that an education at the college is still “a lowcost alternative for the first two years of college education.” Florida's higher-education establishment has come under sharp criticism from Gov. Rick Scott for a steady march of revenue increases typically exceeding the rate of inflation. Last year, NWFSC boosted tuition and fees by 6.5 percent. It has increased costs every year since 1995, when tuition and fees stood at $28.65 per semester hour, or 28 percent of next year's proposed level. Handy told the trustees that Florida Bright Futures scholarships, which used to cover 100 percent of tuition and fees for students who earn the scholarships by maintaining high grades in high school, now cover only about 63 percent of such student’s cost of education at the college. Handy said the average age of students at NWFSC is 28, and that the student population includes a large percentage of military personnel and their family members. Handy also said that the projected budget figures include a further expected drop of about 3 percent in enrollment during the coming year, as the national and state economies continue to recover, and some students opt to take jobs rather than college classes. The student headcount was 6,938 in fall 2012, down 2.9 percent from the year-earlier period. Handy said the $60 per year student fee increase would help to cover the cost of capital improvements at the college, including the acquisition and installation of a new college-wide computer software system. According to the figures provided by Yancey, the revenue increase to be expected from the student fee hike will be about $244,758. Yancey and Handy also proposed a 1.5 percent salary increase for college employees. Yancey told the trustees that the college is “struggling to maintain a quality staff,” and that the proposed salary increase will help the college to keep the faculty and other staff members that it has while recruiting high quality candidates for positions opening during the coming year. According to figures provided by Yancey, the 1.5 percent pay raises will cost the college about $256,819. The expected impact on a “typical” employee of NWFSC, said Yancey, will be to increase the “typical” employee’s net monthly pay from $2,995 to $3,013. The expected cost to the college of a “typical” employee in fiscal year 2014, said Yancey, will include an average monthly salary of $3,847, as well as $469 for health care, $115 for retirement funding, and $249 for Social Security. Handy told the trustees that in preparing this year’s budget proposal, he began with “budget conversations,” with department heads from throughout the college. His goal in doing so, he said, was to “get managers in tune with managing their own department budgets.” Following the budget conversations, said Handy, he and his staff prepared a “first pass” version of the coming year's budget, and then went through the budget to look for items that could be cut. The result, he said, was the current budget proposal. Following the budget workshop, the trustees took home copies of the proposed budget to study, and are expected to vote on whether to approve the proposed budget during their next regular meeting, scheduled for 4:30 p.m., June 18, in Room 302 of the student services center at the NWFSC Niceville campus. Trustees meetings are open to the public. COSTFrom page A-1 Ty Handy The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Family Dental CareCompassionate Personalized CareRestore Your Smile, Keep Your ScheduleBeautiful Smiles Begin Here CEREC delivers top quality restorations in one visit, so you can get back to what matters most.Same Day CrownsComplimentary Second Opinion(Includes Free X-Ray, D0220, D9310)• Comprehensive Family Care • Advanced Sterilization Techniques • Luma Arch Whitening In Office • Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding • Preventative Dentistry • Custom Crowns/ Bridges • Implant Restoration • Gentle Nitrous Oxide • Digital X-Rays CONVENIENT SCHEDULING Monday Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm Friday: Closed Ralf P. Zapata, DDS Thomas Grant, DMD We Welcome New Patients & Emergencies729-1223www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com 908 S. Palm Blvd., Niceville New wheelsMembers of the Knights of Columbus presented Daniel Davis with a new wheelchair outside his workplace, the Niceville Walmart. The Knights gave Davis, a greeter at the store, a wheelchair worth over $500. Also pictured, from left to right, are Ken Elliott, Ellis Boudreaux, Walmart Manager Richard Dass and Tim Pugh of the Knights' Rev. Howard J. Lesch Council 7667. Pictured right, Davis examines the underside of his new chair to see if the width is adjustable. Beacon photos by Daniel Elsesser2004, also for 50 cents. The planned hike in 2015 would be twice the size of any previous increase. The planned increase will also apply to tolls to be taken on the connector, which is scheduled to fully open early next year. When it opens, the 11-mile expressway east and north of Niceville will levy tolls one-half of those of the bridge itself, or $1 for Sunpass users and $1.50 for full fare (two axles). Those connector tolls would jump to $1.50 and $2, respectively, in the 2016 fiscal year, which will begin Oct. 1, 2015. The bridge authority owes about $154 million, most of it to build the $137 million connector. Debt payments are expected to jump from $9.7 million this year to nearly $21 million in 2016, with almost 60 percent of the increase coming in 2016 alone. Connector tolls will be collected by an all-electronic toll plaza in the northeast quadrant of the road between the Range Road and SR 285 interchanges, southeast of the planned extension from Forest Road. The plaza will use a Sunpass system. License tags of vehicles without a Sunpass transponder will be recorded by video cameras and the owners will receive invoices for the tolls. A license-plate study conducted by URS Corp. in March 2010 indicated that two-thirds of bridge users pay with a Sunpass, and of the cash payers, 60 percent have Florida license plates. Of the 40 percent who were from out of state, 25 percent came from eight nearby states (Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky and Arkansas). Vest said difficulties may arise in collecting toll revenues from out-of state users. MBBA member James Neilson said the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, which has implemented such a system at some South Florida tolling points, will work with the MBBA to collect out-of-state tolls. HIKEFrom page A-1 The new rules increased the minimum altitude allowed for jets at Eglin from 1,000 to 1,500 feet, though Webb noted that the minimum does not apply to aircraft operating in an "established traffic pattern." Webb said F-35 "pattern work" is what produces most of the jet noise in communities near Eglin. Webb also pointed out that the rules allow aircraft to descend below the 1,500-foot minimum when they are within five nautical miles of an airfield. The low-altitude radius from Eglin, equivalent to 5.75 statute miles, covers all of Valparaiso, Niceville, and Shalimar, nearly all of Bluewater Bay, and much of Fort Walton Beach. If Duke Field is included, the low-altitude area includes part of Crestview. Webb said this new rule doesn't do much to change current aircraft operation. "It doesn't make much of a difference," Webb said. "It doesn't do much to help the communities most affected by the noise." An Air Force environmental study released several years ago warned that F-35 warplane noise would render parts of Valparaiso unsuitable for residential life. It is unknown whether that judgment will be altered by a much-delayed follow-up environmental report that Air Force officials say is due out soon. Still, Webb still feels the creation of new rules is a positive step compared with the achievements of the noise committee, an entity he feels was ineffective. The committee was established after the Valparaiso lawsuit over noise from the new F35 training wing being established at Eglin.. "It was not effective because the Air Force and we were coming at it from opposite directions," Webb said. "We [representative of cities] were looking to make changes, and the Air Force was business as usual. Now [with the new rules], the Air Force seems to feel it's no longer business as usual for F35s." Webb said the current promise by the Eglin officials to limit F-35 use of its northCAUTIOUSFrom page A-1 Please see JET, page A-6

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City Administrator Carl Scott recommended the board table the issue because of a problem he found when researching the lot. The existing covered RV space currently borders the lot line on Rose Court. Scott said structures require a 20-foot setback from the lot line. Scott said the structure was permitted in 2004, approved by a different city administrator for reasons that Scott does not understand. Scott said the Valparaiso City Commission should decide whether Knowles is allowed to have the current structure before the planning commission makes decisions on the requested variances. Knowles said he would likely request a 20-foot variance for the existing structure. Scott said the commission could grant this request, or require that Knowles tear the structure down. The planning commission voted unanimously to table the issue until the city commission makes a decision at its next meeting June 10. Some residents of South Bayshore Drive who are neighbors of Knowles' property spoke against the variance requests. J.C. Baltz, of 263 S. Bayshore Drive, said at the meeting that allowing the requested variances would set a bad precedent for the area. Rick Middleton, of 253 S. Bayshore Drive, expressed similar sentiment in a letter to the planning commission. "The current minimum size and setback requirements keep construction on one property from imposing on the rights and privacy of the owners of adjacent lots and provide a comfortable appearance to our neighborhood," Middleton said in the letter. "Allowing variances that reduce these minimums sets a bad precedent and negatively affects the property values in the area because it could make it difficult for the council to deny future requests that have similar justifications." Separately, Larry Sumner, of 400 Glendale Ave., requested a 2-foot variance to build a car port with a 5.5-foot side setback where a 7.5-foot setback is required. Sumner was not present at the meeting, and planning commissioner John Miller said during discussion that Sumner had not provided sufficient grounds to grant the request. The Valparaiso code of ordinances states that variances will not be granted unless the applicant demonstrates that each of six conditions exist: —That there are extraordinary and exceptional conditions pertaining to the property. —The application of the provisions of the ordinance would create unnecessary hardship. —The condition of the ordinance are peculiar to the property —Relief of the conditions would not cause substantial detriment to public welfare. —Any exceptional conditions are not caused the owner of a previous owner of the property, but arise from the nature of the property itself. —The existence of non-conforming uses of a neighboring property, buildings or structures in the same zoning district will not create reasons for other variance requests. Miller said Sumner had not provided proof that any of the six conditions existed, and the board voted unanimously to deny the request. The discussion of Knowles' request took over an hour, leading Commission Chairman Tom Browning to postpone an additional agenda item, the discussion of a planned 90to 100foot commercial dock in Toms Bayou to service the Compass Rose restaurant and it forthcoming oyster bar. The planning commission is an advisory board, and all of its approvals are subject to approval by the Valparaiso City Commission. VALPARAISOFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, May 29, 2013Page A-3 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. 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University of Tennessee Dental (850) 897-9600 ZOOM2!Professional Whitening System Like uson FACEBOOK Courtyard Plaza in Bluewater Bay isCelebrating 10 Years!3New patients welcome3Assistance with all insurance3Intra-oral camera (see your mouth the way we can)3Preventative dentistry3Latest technology in laser and air abrasion3Cosmetic dentistry3Full service dentistry3Emergency service available3Highest quality3Sterilization Procedures3Oral Sedation Available Thurs., May 30 4-7p.m. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Planning Commission will hear two requests from Valparaiso Realty at its meeting June 3 at 7 p.m. in the Niceville City Council chambers. The first request is for a special exception to the parking lot requirements in the Niceville Land Development Code to allow 4.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet of building space, down from the required 5 spaces per 1,000 square feet. Valparaiso Realty has requested the change for the Oak Creek Shopping Center property at 1100 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. A representative of Valparaiso Realty said the company is in initial discussions with potential new tenants. He said the parking variance would make the lot more attractive to possible new businesses at Oak Creek. The company has also requested final approval of its Magnolia Woods II subdivision, and a re-plat of lot one in its Magnolia Woods I subdivision. The land for the planned subdivisions border South Palm Boulevard, Niceville, to the west. The Valparaiso Realty representative said the re-plat is being requested to correct an error in a survey for the initial plat. Firm files 2 planning requests Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Valparaiso Realty, landlord of most of Oak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville, has asked the city for an exception to parking requirements, requesting 4.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet of store space, down from the required 5 spaces per 1,000 square feet. Lyn Knowles explains his three variance requests for his property at 238 Rose Court, Valparaiso, at the Valparaiso Planning Commission meeting at Valparaiso City Hall May 21. The commission postponed action. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser

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ArrestsThomas Edward Urquhart, unemployed, 45, of 201 E. College Blvd. Apt. 2, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 20 on charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence. Urquhart was allegedly roaming around 201 E. College Blvd. while intoxicated, and made threats of physical harm to someone. Urquhart allegedly refused to identify himself and reached into his pocket when police responded and questioned him, and he backed into his apartment against the commands of officers. Urquhart physically resisted when officers attempted to restrain him. The officers found two razor knives in the pocket Urquhart had his hand in. Urquhart's required court appearance is June 11. *** A 16-year-old Niceville boy was arrested by Niceville police May 14 on a charge of drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer observed a car parked "in a suspicious location," a former restaurant on Bayshore Drive, Niceville, and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car when he approached it. The boy was an occupant of the car. The officer saw a pipe sitting on the floor of the car in plain view. The officer told all occupants of the car to put their hands where he could see them and not to touch the pipe. Approximately two minutes later, the boy allegedly picked up the pipe and held it so the officer could see it. The officer immediately handcuffed the boy. The officer found a grinder next to where the boy had been sitting, and he found a clear tube containing residue in the door pocket next to the boy. A second 16-year-old Niceville boy, an occupant of the car who fled an officer, was arrested by Niceville police May 14 on charges of resisting an officer without violence and providing false information to law enforcement. Both boys have a June 26 date. *** David Joseph Archer, a lawn service worker, 30, of 318 Niceville Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 18 on charges of driving while license suspended habitual offender and possession of a controlled substance. According to Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office reports, Archer was declared a habitual traffic violator in Florida April 11, 2013. A deputy observed a car driven by someone later identified as Archer block another vehicle in a parking space at the business at 205 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Archer's passenger exited the vehicle, and then Archer changed seats and exited the car from the passenger's side door. Allegedly, Archer spontaneously said he did not have a valid driver's license. The deputy detained Archer and got consent to move his vehicle so as not to block the other vehicle. While in the car, the deputy saw two small plain white pills, later identified as Hydromorphone Hydrochloride, in the vehicle's center coin tray. Archer said the pills belonged to someone else, who he claimed had a prescription. The deputy called the person, who denied having any prescriptions for any medication. Archer's passenger denied knowledge of the pills. Archer's required court appearance is June 25. *** Geddy Michael Fletcher, a manager, 20, of 811 Turnberry Way, Niceville; Tyler James Heintzleman, a beach attendant, 20, of 906 Linden Ave., Niceville; Haley Glen Landon, a student, 19, of 59 Norwich Circle, Niceville and David Michael Mayer, a Department of Defense civilian employee, 20, of 128 Baywind Drive, Niceville, were arrested by sheriff's deputies May 18 on a charge of fraud unauthorized possession of a blank/forged/stolen driver's license. The manager of a restaurant at 4585 East SR 20, Niceville, reported patrons were attempting to order alcohol with driver's licenses he believed were fake. The deputy arrived and asked the four patrons for their driver's licenses. Mayer gave the deputy a license. When asked, Mayer said his date of birth was different from the one listed on the license. The deputy then asked Mayer for a real license, and Mayer gave him a Florida driver's license with correct information. Fletcher and Landon handed the deputy Pennsylvania driver's licenses. Fletcher said his was fake. Heintzleman handed the deputy a Mississippi license, which did not show up in a lawenforcement database when the deputy checked it. The deputy asked Heintzleman to give him a real identification card, and he handed him a valid Florida driver's license. Fletcher, Heintzleman, Landon and Mayer's required court appearances are June 25. *** Angela Miranda Telemacque, a restaurant hostess, 22, of 320 Jackson Circle, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 18 on a Leon County warrant on the original charge of violation of probation. *** Johnathan Tyler Harvard, a student, 19, of 321 Juniper Drive, Freeport, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies May 21 on a charge of trespassing of a structure or conveyance. DUI arrestsSarah Elizabeth Magallan, unemployed, 24, of 1624 Date Palm Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at 1090 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, May 18 at 1:25 a.m. Magallan was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer found a pipe, which contained residue that field tested positive for the presence of THC, in Magallan's purse. Magallan's required court appearance is June 4. *** James Lee Demeree, a framer, 47, of 191 Homestead St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on Range Road, Eglin Air Force Base, May 19 at 6:49 p.m. Demeree was also arrested for neglecting a child without great harm. Eglin Security Forces had stopped Demeree on an Eglin Reservation trail just west of the intersection of SR 293 and Range Road. A deputy responded and determined Demeree was intoxicated after Demeree performed field sobriety exercises. Demeree had a four-year-old without any child-restraint device in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Demeree's required court appearance is June 25. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 20, 2013 through May 22, 2013. 0 Structure Fire9 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn9 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Hudson Cir.....................................Medical.........................5/20/13.........................02:00 Island Lane....................................Medical.........................5/20/13.........................03:36 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Alarm activation...........5/20/13.........................06:50 Bullock Blvd....................................Medical.........................5/20/13.........................07:43 N. Palm Blvd..................................Medical.........................5/20/13.........................12:52 Cedar Ridge Way..........................Medical.........................5/20/13.........................18:42 W. John Sims Pkwy.......................Cancelled.....................5/21/13.........................12:14 Riley Rd..........................................Service call...................5/21/13.........................14:26 N. Partin Dr.....................................Alarm activation...........5/21/13.........................14:30 Hudson Cir.....................................Cancelled.....................5/21/13.........................15:30 S. Partin Dr.....................................Alarm activation...........5/21/13.........................15:37 26th Street......................................Medical.........................5/21/13.........................18:01 Evergreen Ave...............................Medical.........................5/22/13.........................06:22 Camellia Place...............................Medical.........................5/22/13.........................08:52 Evergreen Ave...............................Service call...................5/22/13.........................09:57 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Alarm activation...........5/22/13.........................11:21 Judith Ave,......................................Canceled......................5/22/13.........................19:59 Bayshore Dr...................................Medical.........................5/22/13.........................20:01 Weekly Safety Tip: Smoke alarms save lives. Every year, approximately 2,600 Americans die in home fires. Over half of these deaths (52%) occur between the hours of 10:00p.m. and 7:00a.m., when residents are typically sleeping. Smoke and toxic gases from a home fire are as deadly as heat and flames. Just two or three breaths of toxic smoke can render you unconscious. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook. North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 20, 2013 through May 23, 2013. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd.........................Medical...................................5/20/13.................01:34 Lancaster Dr..................................Vehicle accident.....................5/20/13.................07:37 Bullock Blvd...................................Medical...................................5/20/13.................07:47 Sandalwood Cir.............................Medical...................................5/20/13.................08:35 N. Bayshore Dr..............................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/20/13.................18:55 Hidden Lakes Dr...........................Medical...................................5/22/13.................11:50 N. St. Andrews Cove....................Medical...................................5/22/13.................14:34 Oak Shores Dr..............................Medical...................................5/22/13.................16:02 Midland Court................................Electrical wiring......................5/22/13.................20:57 E. Hwy. 20/Hickory St...................Medical...................................5/23/13.................00:47 Parkwood Place............................Medical...................................5/23/13.................04:38 N. White Point Rd.........................Medical...................................5/23/13.................11:20 Olde Post Rd.................................Medical...................................5/23/13.................12:11 Hwy 293/Hwy.20...........................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/23/13.................19:55 Hwy. 293/N Lakeshore.................No incident found...................5/23/13.................22:05 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. 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: Thomas James Ingram Wanted for: VOP-Poss. of Controlled Substance Without Prescription & Poss. of Marijuana Height: 6-feet, 3-inches Weight: 250 Age: 26 Date of birth: 11-26-1986 Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Name: Richard Allen Rutledge Wanted for: Fraud/Impersonation Height: 5-feet, 5-inches Weight: 140 Age: 62 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Name: Cody Alexander Friend Wanted for: VOP-Felony Battery Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: 250 Age: 28 Date of birth: 03-06-1985 Hair: Brown Eyes: HazelPage A-4 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 THEBAYBEACON cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606 Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA Poll y ’s Co n crete Products Poll y ’s Co n crete Productswww.poll y sco n crete.com Before After $50.00OFFFormed & Poured Driveway$100.00OFFCobblestone Paver Driveway READY TO ENHANCE YOUR CURB APPEAL?Upgrade your old existing driveway with Stylish Cobblestone Pavers or we can remove and repour your driveway.Call today for a free estimate 897-3314 850-863-2153FORT WALTON DESTIN • NICEVILLE Dr. Shawbitz provides exceptional care for General Neurology, Clinical Electrophysiology and Neuromuscular Disorders.Introducing NeurologistDr. Michael Shawbitz NicevilleINSURANCE AGENCY (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com SPONSORED BY WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER SARA COMANDER & WALTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. DO NOT BRING: POISONS, PESTICIDES, PAINTS, THINNERS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLES. Community Clean Up DaySaturday, June 08, 2013At the Choctaw Beach Park On State Road 20 In the Choctaw Beach Community From 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM Please see BLOTTER, page A-5

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*** Jackie Lauren Spillar, a server, 24, of 4276 Calinda Lane Apt. 117, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 1027 E. U.S. Highway 98, Destin, May 19 at 7:40 p.m. Spillar's required court appearance is June 11. *** Suzanne Enger Kleine, a nurse, 42, of 4529 White Point Court, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on Miracle Strip Parkway, Eglin Air Force Base, May 18 at 12:28 a.m. Kleine was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. A deputy observed a vehicle driven by someone later identified as Kleine driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone and weaving side to side. Kleine allegedly was unable to keep the vehicle in one lane of traffic. A deputy detained Kleine and took her to the Okaloosa County Courthouse Extension booking facility for processing, where an inventory of Kleine's possessions was performed. During the inventory, a deputy found two and a half round, blue pills, later identified as Alprazolam, in Kleine's purse. Kleine allegedly does not have a prescription for the pills. Kleine's required court appearance is June 25. *** Kyle Matthew Knight, a grocery store sales employee, 23, of 1705 23rd St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at White Point Road, Niceville, May 16 at 12:11 a.m. Knight's required court appearance is June 4. TheftsA Niceville resident of the 500 block of 22nd Street reported May 17 someone stole two wallets containing $28 cash and miscellaneous cards from her unlocked car parked at her residence. *** A Niceville resident reported May 17 someone had made unauthorized charges on his bank account. *** A Valparaiso resident of the 200 block of Washington Avenue reported May 17 someone stole prescription medication from her home. The complainant reported someone had taken about 57 Xanax pills, about 15 Seroquel XR Quistiapine 300 mg pills and about 20 Hydrozyzine 50 mg pills. She reported nothing else appeared to be missing from the residence. The front door of the residence was unlocked. *** The assistant manager of a business on the first block of South John Sims Parkway reported May 20 someone stole a money scale from the business. The complainant said the person paid for a pack of cigarettes and a can of chewing tobacco and left the store. The cashier then moved back from the counter, after which the person returned, grabbed the money scale from behind the counter, concealed it in his shorts and fled. Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident reported someone vandalized a classroom door at Ruckel Middle School, 201 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. Police responded May 17. The door had duct tape on the handle and room identification plate, and had profanity and other phrases carved into it. Police sent pieces of duct tape to Florida Department of Law Enforcement to be analyzed for latent prints and DNA. OtherChristian Ian Mccowen, a physical therapy technician, 28, of 509 Spring Acres Cove, Niceville, was charged by sheriff's deputies May 19 for driving while license suspended first offense. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “If it doesn t interfere with their training, then that s fine. For me, it s more important for their training mission to be met than to please their neighbors.” Charlie Costar, 73, Tavares, Florida, retired Norbert Engel, 70, Baker, retired Nancy Grigsby, 54, Bluewater Bay, social worker Jodie Cozad, 35, Niceville, state employee Gloria Price, Niceville, retired Bill Brankow, 80, Bluewater Bay, retiredWhat do you think about the new flight rules intended to reduce aircraft noise from Eglin Air Force Base?“I m glad that they re doing things to make it quieter for their neighbors. I appreciate the Air Force s efforts.” Location: Compass Rose restaurant, Valparaiso “I just heard a jet go over a few minutes ago. I think the base is doing a good job. It s quieter now than when the F-15s were here.” “As long as it doesn t hurt the pilots or their training, maybe it will keep the Valparaiso citizens from complaining so much.” “I love this country, and I m all for anything that makes it safer.” “A 500-foot altitude change won t make much difference. I m glad they re taking off.” Michael Hughey, 48, Valparaiso, carpenter Vincent Strickland, 31, Valparaiso, offshore oil rigger “Personally, I ve never had a problem with the jet noise like some people do. I grew up here listening to it, so I m used to it.” “I live in Baker now, but used to board our horse in Valparaiso. The noise from aircraft, as well as from the police shooting range, actually helped train the horse to be calm in the face of loud noises.” Wednesday, May 29, 2013Page A-5 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. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN south runway to only emergencies, announced after Valparaiso sued the service over noise and safety issues, will likely be rescinded after the new environmental impact study is released. Planes taking off from, or landing on, the north end of that runway must fly over parts of Valparaiso and Niceville at low altitude. Lois Walsh of Eglin public affairs said the study will consider lifting the F-35 restrictions on use of the north-south runway, but she could not say whether that would come to pass. Jerry Cowing, Niceville, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, said some of the Eglin flight rules announced at a press briefing May 20 do not constitute any changes to protocol. One rule states that, on takeoff, aircraft shall not make turns above the Twin Cities area until the aircraft has reached a 3,000foot altitude. Cowing, who was a pilot in the service from 1971 to 1995, said that has always been Air Force takeoff procedure, including at Eglin. "On every takeoff, the air traffic controller would tell you, 'maintain runway heading to 3,000 feet and then resume normal navigation," Cowing said. "They've been doing it that way for 40 years." Another rule requires pilots to minimize the use of afterburners on takeoffs. Cowing said modern U.S. fighter plans "hardly ever" require afterburner takeoffs and typically do not use them. "The new fighters like the F35 have engines strong enough that they don't need afterburners on takeoff," Cowing said. "They haven't needed them since they stopped flying the older planes, like the F-4, which had the aerodynamics of a brick." JETFrom page A-2 Established in 1972, Beauty Careers Training Center has educated hundreds of men and women who are now stylists, nail techs and skin care consultants. Many graduates of BCTC own their own salons and day spas. Some have chosen an exciting career with national brand cosmetic companies as buyers and sales representatives. Others are educators themselves, teaching at conferences, seminars and schools as well as at local salons providing instruction, product knowledge and technique for major cosmetic companies. The cosmetology program s objective is to train students to make a successful career in the field of cosmetology. The program teaches students to become proficient and covers instruction in the areas of chemistry, how it relates to hair and hair structure, its properties and growth patterns, scalp and hair treatments, hair shaping and styling, permanent waving and hair relaxing, hair coloring, facials and makeup, manicures, pedicures and, most importantly, the knowledge necessary to launch their careers successfully. The education students receive at BCTC provide them with a trade they can take anywhere in the world. Graduates are highly competent and ready to take on any opportunity whether it be, glamorous locales or just local. New classes begin the second Tuesday of each month. In just seven to eight months students can be ready to enter into a new exciting career drenched with possibility. Call today to schedule an appointment with Jan Barnett, Instructor and Director of Training and also a graduate of BCTC. The late Ann Newsome, founder of BCTC established the motto, “Your Success is Our Goal” Her passion was to ensure that all students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the profession of beauty. Beauty Careers Training Center isn t just for students – the salon is open to the general public providing professional services at student-prices. Because the students work under the direct supervision of well-trained instructors, clients can relax knowing they are in good hands. Services available to the public range from cuts, colorings, perms to facials, manicures and pedicures. BCTC students are eager to give their clients a welldeserved, delightful experience without salon prices. There is no better time to be pampered affordably. Gift certificates are also available. Beauty Careers Training Center is located at 864 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville. To schedule an appointment, walk-ins are welcome, or to inquire regarding a career in cosmetology, call 678-5176. Visit our website at beautyschoolsokaloosa.com. Advertising Feature Many men and women in our community and all around the world with careers in cosmetology received their diploma from Beauty Careers Training Center. Beauty Careers Training Center isn t just for students – the salon is open to the general public providing professional services at student-prices. 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Michael Dye, Choral Music Director for Niceville High School, announced the recipients of the Chorus’ 2013 awards during their Spring Concert, May 14, at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. The concert included a Senior class recognition ceremony and was the last of over thirty public performances by seven Niceville High ensembles this academic year. Awards were presented to the following students for their leadership and contributions to their ensembles and to the overall success of the chorus: Kantorai Award, 9th Grade Girls: Chelsea Anderson Bel Canto, 10th Grade Girls: Kimberly Pickler Camerata Award, Men’s Chorus: Jordan Stein Select Women Award: Leslie Richardson and Ronette Kortbein Opus One Award: Mari Burdge Niceville Singers Awards: Zach Pecore and Madeline Kirkpatrick Service Award: Jonathan Horvath Director’s Cup: Katie Pickler Niceville Chorus Award: Katie Pickler In addition to these individual awards, Katie Pickler, Mari Burdge, Sam Fletcher, Jonathan Horvath, Madeline Kirkpatrick, Ronette Kortbein, Jordan Stein, and Zach Pecore were added to the Chorus Wall of Fame.By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Every parent thinks their child is one of a kind, but as the only known sufferer of cystinosis in Okaloosa County, Joel Strickland really is. Travis and Dawn’s son Joel, now eight years old, was diagnosed with cystinosis in March 2007. Travis and Dawn have two other children: Jonah, 10, and Grace, 3. Cystinosis is a rare genetic disease that depletes nutrient levels in those affected. Cystinosis strikes only 500 people in the U.S., most of them children, and an estimated 3,000 worldwide. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cystinosis is fatal if not treated early enough. Patients affected by cystinosis may exhibit slower body growth, small stature, weak bones and kidney failure. Since Joel was diagnosed with the illness, Dawn has been on a 24-hour schedule that involves administering medicines via a gastronomy tube every six hours. “To have to remember to give meds every six hours is cumbersome, to say the least,” says Dawn. “I do my best not to complain, especially in front of him. He's asked me before if I hate his meds and I quickly answer that I do not. I try to teach him to be thankful in all things. But honestly? Yes, the meds are awful.” Fortunately, the FDA just approved a new 12 hour medication, Procysbi on April 30. The new medication is a delayed-release, long-acting formulation that is taken only twice a day and has proven to be an effective treatment, according to a press release from Raptor Pharmaceutical, the company that manufactures Procysbi. At present the only available medicine has been Cystagon which has to be taken every six hours around the clock to control cystine levels. Procysbi is a giant step towards a better treatment. As a drawback, the new medication costs $250,000 a year compared to $8,000 for Cystagon. “The new medication, if we're able to receive and afford it, will certainly change our lives and the quality of Joel's,” said Dawn. “Every 12 hours means truly non-interrupted sleep. It means the possibility The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e dd n n e e s s d d a a y y , M M a a y y 2 2 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 FDA drug approval may improve life for Niceville boy, family Who’s News Bluewater Bay student takes gold in gymnasticsEmma Schroeder, a fourth grade student at Bluewater Bay Elementary, won second place all-around in her age group with a score of 37.875 at the Region 8 Junior Olympic Level 8 Regional Championships held on April 19-21. Emma is also the Regional Vault Champion with a first place finish with a score of 9.425 and the Regional Balance Beam Champion with a first place finish with a score of 9.6. Photo courtesy of Dawn Rachelle Photography Joel Strickland looks like a healthy boy without a care but in reality he suffers from cystinosis, a genetic disease so rare there is only one known case in Okaloosa. Stevie Elise Armstrong a 2009 graduate of Niceville High School, graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in computational biology and a mathematics minor. *** Kathryn M. Burns recently received a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Tampa. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and a graduate of Rocky Bayou Christian School in 2007. Kathryn is the daughter of Kevin and Debi Burns of Bluewater Bay. Please see FDA, page B-3NHS choral awards From left, the 2013 Chorus Wall of Fame members, Zach Pecore, Jonathan Horvath, Mari Burdge, Madeline Kirkpatrick, Jordan Stein, Katie Pickler, Ronette Kortbein and Sam Fletcher. Stevie Elise Armstrong Kathryn M. Burns A HEARING AID THATCAN SHOWER? Lyric, the world’s first and only 100% invisible, 24/7 wearable, sweat-proof, for-months-at-a-time* hearing device can.Risk Free 30 Day Trial† Call today and experience Lyric Hearing for yourself! 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Free dental x-rays The Dental Assisting Program at Northwest Florida State College is offering free dental x-rays in May and June as a service to the public and to provide practicum experience for students. Appointments are available May 20 – June 18. Call the NWFSC Dental Assisting Program at 729-6480 to schedule an appointment and for details. Blood drives in May Monday, May 27 at Walmart, Niceville, 2-6 p.m. – Free Walmart gift card for donors Wednesday, May 29 at Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 South Partin Drive – 38:30 p.m. – Free T-shirt for all donors. 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 A support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available, reserve in advance by calling 866-478-7790. Edge art extravaganza Edge Elementary second grade classes will present an Art Extravaganza featuring their Oval Art projects. The viewing and reception will be held in the multipurpose room from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. Friends and family are invited. All second grade students will be represented. 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 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. Republican women luncheon The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will be meeting on Wednesday, June 5 at the Holiday Inn Resort, Okaloosa Island. Social hour at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:00 p.m. There will be a ‘Dine and Dash’ table. Florida State Representative Marti Coley will be the speaker. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net by noon on Friday, May 31. $16 for members and $18 for guests. Woman s self defense seminar There will be a free self defense seminar for women at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N Partin Dr. Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. – noon for ages 15+, registration is required. Please call the Niceville Library at 279-4863 x 1504 to register.. Sponsored by the Friends of the Niceville Library. Sailing regatta Bluewater Bay Sailing Club hosts a double-handed regatta June 1 with regatta headquarters at the Bluewater Bay Marina. Entry fee is $20 with a $5 credit to GYA or US Sailing Club members. Register from 10-10:30 a.m. Call Mike Phillips at 217-7157 for more information. Blame it on Vanity Evangelist Denise Matthew, formerly known as singer ‘Vanity’, will be sharing her testimony on Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m. and June 2 at 12 p.m. at 201 Redwood Ave. in Niceville. Call 678-9355 for more information. Boot camp for young ladies Camp for girls, age 8-11 is coming up on Sat, June 8 from 2-4 p.m. at the Niceville Assembly of God Church fellowship hall, Hwy 85. Space is limited. To register mail $35 check before June 1 to: DYW Boot Camp 4526 Hwy 20, East #210 Niceville, FL 32578-9755. Science and faith seminar The public is invited to hear a series of lectures presented by scientist and former atheist John Clayton as he presents evidence for God. Lectures start June 2 at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Niceville Church of Christ. Matt Gaetz speaks Silver Sands Republican Women Federated welcome Representative Matt Gaetz as guest speaker on the June 3 dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Bluewater Bay Golf Restaurant. Call Sally 678-6925 to reserve. Mac enlightenment The June meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the NWF State College Student Services Building, room 132. Free to the public. For more info, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at jeancdutton@mac.com or 862-3327. Fiber rush weave class Phil Richter of Recycled Relics is back to teach fiber rush weaving on June 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. Cost is $55 or $50 for HMNF members, materials included. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Call 6782615. Treasure at the library The Freeport Public Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, ‘Dig Into Reading’, will kick off June 5 at 10 a.m. with the opportunity for children to dig for buried treasure at the Freeport Community Center located at 16040 US Highway 331 South. Free to kids of all ages, no registration required. There will be prizes, giveaways, and snacks. Please call the Freeport Public Library at 835-2040 for more information. What s in your genes? Valparaiso Library will be hosting a three-part genetics and genealogy presentation by Charlene H. Grafton, based on her new book “What’s In Your Genes?: Human Threads Linking Genetics and Genealogy”. The first session will be on June 5 at 10 a.m. Author will sign books. For more info call David Weatherford, library director at 729-5406. Day long summer camps Enjoy a summer camp experience at the Biophilia Center at 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport as they host Abrakadoodle-NWF. Summer camp is every Wednesday from June 5 through July 31 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $35 per student, per session. To reserve your space call the Biophilia Center at 835-1824. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Ruckel baseball reigns undefeatedRuckel Baseball team that finished with an undefeated 15-0 season. From left front, Tristan Keith, Derek Vogel, Zach Coldsnow, Josh Hoffman, Connor Walsh, Rece Hinds, Kyle Vogler, Cole Russell, Owen Williams and Harrison Dorsett. From back left, Coach John Runyon, Drew Grandgenett, Nicolas Nolan, Brady Smith, Logan Taylor, Chance Huff, Judd Barth, Austin Lawniczak, Nathan Lloyd, Trent Walker, Matthew Wells and Coach Taylor Woodward.Success is on horizon for senior Eagles as they move onThe NHS Eagle track and field will be saying good bye to ten senior athletes. The athletes and their accomplishments for the 2013 season follow: Marsel Mosley signed with Troy University, took first place 1600m (5:26.92) Steven Garst Memorial Invitational, took second place 1600m (5:17.18) and season best time Ram Relays, season best time of 2:25.71 in the 800 meter run FSU Relays, first place 1600 m (5:18.22) and first place 800 m (2:29.64) Panhandle Championships, first place 800 m (2:26.88) Andrews Invitational, season best 1600 m(5:27.18) Mobile Challenge of Champions, second place 1600 m (5:33.89) and 1st place 800 m (2:26.45) County Championships, first place 800m season best time (2:25.15) and 2nd place 1600m (5:24.98) FHSAA 3A District meet, tenth place 1600m (5:24.10) and 13th place 800m (2:28.27) FHSAA 3A Region meet. Eliza Riley took sixth place 800m personal record (2:42.21) and 11th place prelims 100m hurdles season best time (20.05) Steven Garst Memorial Invitational, seventh place 1600m personal record (6:01.08) Rams Relay, 29th place 1600m (5:57.99) FSU Relays, ninth place 1600m (5:58.81) and eighth place 800 m (2:44.40) Panhandle Championships, tenth place 800m personal record (2:38.66), ninth place 1600m (5:58.94) Andrews Invitational, second place 3200m (13:54.66), 11th place 1600m (6:05.27), eighth place 800m (2:42.04) Okaloosa County Championship, 20th place 800m (2:50.41) and 13th place 1600m (6:06.42) FHSAA 3A District meet. Madison Riley took 12th place pole vault personal record (6-0) Steven Garst Memorial Invitational. Courtney Testa took ninth place prelims 300m hurdles (54.26) and eighth place high jump season best (4-4) Steven Garst Memorial Invitational, 300m hurdles second place personal record (51.03), fourth place 100m hurdles personal record (19.10), sixth place high jump (4-4) Rams Relay, 20th place 300m hurdles (50.77) FSU Relays, third place 100m hurdles personal record (17.73), 13th place high jump (4-6), third place 300m hurdles (50.27) Panhandle Championships; fifth place 300m hurdles (52.53) Andrews Invitational, first place 300m hurdles and personal record (49.68), fifth place high jump season best (4-8), fifth place 100m hurdles (19.27) Okaloosa County Championship, fourth place 100m hurdles and personal record (17.66), third place 300m hurdles (50.61), sixth place 100m hurdles (17.70), ninth place high jump (4-6) FHSAA 3A District meet; seventh place 300m hurdles prelims and personal record (48.35) and sixth place 300m hurdles (49.47) FHSAA Region meet. Evan Fleischmann and Michael Patrick had 3200m ninth place season best time (11:12.22) Rams Relay, 1600m 85th place personal record (5:03.56) FUS Relays, 3200m tenth place (11:34.17) Okaloosa County Championship, 18th place 3200m (11:20.94) FHSAA 3A District meet. Arthur Shields had 300H 13th place prelims personal record (45.52) 32nd Annual Frank Lay Patriot Invitational, triple jump eighth place personal record (37-5) Rams Relays, 110m hurdles 14th place prelims personal record (17.90), triple jump 18th place (36-1) Andrews Invitational, triple jump second place personal record (37-9), long jump fourth place season best (18-7.25), 300m hurdles fourth place (46.44), 110m hurdles sixth place (19.32) Okaloosa County Championship. Tashi Brown isattending Auburn University. Carissa Curriston tookthird place in 400m personal record (1:12.82) Okaloosa County Championship Mady Freeman isattending FSU. Brandon Mosley isattending FAU. Dani Douglas tookninth place discus personal record (78-6.5) Steven Garst Memorial Invitational; seventh place shot put personal record (28-1.5) and fifth place discus (77-0) Rams Relay; fouteenth place shot put (27-2.5) Andrews Invitational; sixth place discus (76-0.5) and sixth place shot put (27-11.5) Okaloosa County Championship and will be attending Auburn University. Good luck to all the 2013 senior athletes. 600 John Sims Pkwy., E. • Niceville (Across from FUMC)Call (850) 678 1795 MARK S. HARBER, M.D.Adult & Adolescent Primary CareRetired USAF MC Same day appointmentsWe le most insurance Medicare acceptedSchool, DOT & Other Physical Exams AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm ST. 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John Sims Parkway, Niceville Phone: 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com You're invited to join us for a series of lectures directly addressing these questions and more!Led by John Clayton, Scientist & Former Atheist Beginning Sunday, June 2, 2013 • 9:00 a.m. • Free Admission Niceville Church of Christ (across from Niceville High School)• (850) 678-2911 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 1819 2021815 CALENDAR FRUITS ....................5 LBSPineapple Chunks.........................$15 Whole Strawberries.......................$15 Sliced Peaches..............................$16 Blackberries...................................$16 Mango...........................................$16 Blueberries....................................$16 Mixed Fruit (peaches, strawberries, pineapple)......................................$16We accept all major credit cards & EBTAll items are fresh, clean, cut, shelled & packaged!(228) 990-5605  BandHveggies.com Email: BandHveggies@yahoo.com SATURDAY, JUNE 8Niceville, 9:00AM 1:00PMJohn Sims Pkwy, acr oss from the Dollar Store in Bayou PlazaCrestview, Noon 4:00PMAcross Northview Plaza  775 N. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, May 29, 2013Page B-3 of attending a school.” Due to the prohibitive cost of the new medication, those affected by cystinosis are holding their breath as issues of insurance and availability are sorted. Joel didn’t qualify for the FDA drug trials which were initially only for oral use and has never been able to try Procysbi himself. While they wait, the Stricklands do their best with the situation given to them. “No matter how ‘normal’ we try to make our lives the reality is we are not.” Dawn adds. ”I do remember what life was like before hospital visits, vomiting, worrying, endless doctor visits, meds and tube feeds... I remember all of that. I realize this is Joel's normal.” In the near future Dawn hopes to have a fundraiser in Joel’s name to benefit the Cystinosis Research Foundation. “Through foundations like Cystinosis Research Foundation, we do now have a better treatment and even the possibility and hopes of a cure,” Dawn said. CRF is the largest nonprofit fund provider of cystinosis research in the world, funding more 92 studies and fellowships in nine countries. One hundred percent of raised funds go directly to fund cystinosis research, according to their website. In the meantime, the Stickland’s credit their faith for helping them survive. “We have an amazing family,” said Dawn. “And, more importantly, our faith in Jesus Christ has kept us hopeful and sane. We live our daily lives praying there is a much larger picture being painted and that Joel's story with go forward... never in vain.” Now, thanks to a new medication, that journey has the possibility to be a little easier. FDAFrom page B-1 Courtesy of Dawn Rachelle PhotographyLike any boy, Joel Strickland likes to play and have fun. He doesn t let his special situation hold him back too much and maintains a positive outlook on life. Landscape Maintenance Technician. Mow, trim, prune residential and commercial properties. Drivers license, own transportation, background check and drug free workplace are required. Call 850897-3073 HAIR STYLIST Niceville or Fort Walton. Call 678-7711, 6647711 or 664-7050. Father & Son Fencing, Inc. now hiring laborers for interstate fencing project. Must have valid driver s license. Call John at 352-538-1423 Drivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down. Call 888-880-5911. 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. 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Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20¢. Attach more paper if needed.MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center. Office hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. E-MAIL : classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE 2:00 P.M. FRIDAY FOR WEDNESDAY Contact Information (Will not appear in ad) : Name Phone Address Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers.*Base price includes $5 weekly discount or walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Ads are non-refundable. BEACON NEWSPAPERS | (850) 678-1080 1181 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLE, FL 50% discount for additional weeks or papers. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Bat assist earns Eagle rank for scoutLawson Procter McInnis, of Troop 157 in Niceville and son of Procter and Samantha McInnis of Miramar Beach, has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Lawson raised money and donations for a Bat Roost at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport. Class makes friends, potholdersCarol Burkhard shows Natasha Santo how to hold her crochet hook properly while Linda Castleman works to create a potholder at a crochet class held at the Northwest Florida Heritage Museum May 21. For more information on joining a class, call the museum at 678-2615. Karate students get kicks in OkinawaStudents from C.D. Williamson Karate, Niceville, recently traveled to Okinawa and tested before Shorinryu Shorinkan Hanchi Judan Minoru Nagazato, a tenth degree black belt. Pictured from left are Daniel Kennedy who achieved the rank of Nidan or second degree black belt, Marie Lee who achieved the rank of Shodan or first degree black belt, and Julie Nelson who also achieved the rank of Shodan. Pet project for Girl ScoutsSome of the girls from Girl Scout Troop 910 visited Pet Welfare on Eglin, May 4, to deliver nearly $200 worth of supplies they purchased for the no kill animal shelter. The girls held a yard sale to raise the money used to purchase the supplies. Pictured, Emilie Potter, Kara Bolin, Maggie Wollard, Lilly Bolin and Christina Carter with some of the dogs available for adoption at Pet Welfare. Available pets can be found on petfinder.com. Girls Red soccer wins U11The 01 Girls Red team won the U11 bracket last May 4-5 in the annual Emerald Coast Classic Soccer Tournament hosted by Niceville s FC Dallas Emerald Coast, an affiliate of the Major League Soccer team FC Dallas. Pictured left to right on the top row are Kywana Donahoo, Kaeori Stone, Kayla Stephensen, Caitlyn Stringfellow, Coach Jim McDermott, Marissa Rung, Jayden Horne, Tai Duren-Wynn and Alexandra Davis. Pictured left to right on the bottom row are Victoria Sherwin, Taylor Hendricks, Rene Johnson, Hailey Moriarty and Georgia Bomar. Students at Stemm have fun learningStudents at the Stemm Academy enjoyed a Community Day Friday, May 10. Students participated in several different, academically challenging activities including taking EOD robots for a test spin. Here Jordan Stutler, a sixth grader at Stemm, tries on protective gear with help from an EOD specialist. Obituary Harold F. Pate1935 – 2013 Harold F. Pate, age 77, passed away on 13 May 2013 from a heart attack. He was born on 21 Aug 1935 in Barney, AL to the late, Preston and Belle Pate. He was preceded in death by his sister, June Hembree. Survivors include his devoted wife of 54 years, Louise Pate; two daughters, Annita Phillips, husband Thomas, and Connie Hanley, husband Michael and one son Raymond Pate, wife Debra; grandchildren, Nicholas Phillips, Trevor Costabile, Laura, Michael and Timothy Pate. Harold retired after serving 20 years in the Air Force as an electronic technician. A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:00 am at Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Niceville, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the Rocky Bayou Christian School College Fund or the Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church in Harold’s name. You may express condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at heritagegardensfuneralhome.c om. Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements. for only $250Need 5 or more Bags?Call us at least 30 minutes prior to arriving at Ice House. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso Planning Commission heard two variance requests from property owners at its meeting May 21 at Valparaiso City Hall, denying one and tabling another until the city commission clarifies a complication. The tabled request was made by Lyn Knowles, who requested three variances, or allowances to override building code, for his property at 238 Rose Court. Knowles intends to build an approximately 1,660-square-foot single-family residence on his property, on which he already has a covered recreational vehicle parking space. To fit these two structures on the property, Knowles requested he be allowed to construct the house with a rear setback of 12 feet 6 inches, an allowance of 7 feet 6 inches from the 20-foot requirement. Knowles also requested a 2-foot variance on the requirement that separate structures be 10 feet apart, intending to build the house 8 feet from the existing structure. His third request was for a 427square-foot variance for lot size. Building code requires lots be 11,250 square feet to build a structure of the size Knowles intends. The lot is 10,823 square feet. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent If a proposed budget under discussion by Northwest Florida State College trustees is given approval, then full-time students would see fees rise by $30 per semester in the 2013-14 academic year, but no tuition increase for the first time in many years. Meanwhile, college employees would get a 1.5-percent pay increase. During a nonvoting budget workshop held May 21, NWFSC Vice President Gary Yancey and President Ty Handy briefed the colleges board of trustees on the proposed budget for the coming academic year. The total proposed increase in tuition and fees for lower-division courses, subject to approval by the trustees next month, would be 2 percent, to a total of $102.12 per semester hour. A full-time course load is 15 semester hours a semester, or 30 a year, which would make the proposed annual cost to a full-time student $3,063.60. All of the increase would come in the fee component; tution would remain flat at $77.10 an hour. According to the draft budget discussed during a trustees' meeting May 21, the college expects to have total revenue of $39,419,886 during fiscal year 2013-14, which will begin July 1. According to Yancey, direct state funding used to cover about 85 percent of the cost of students education at NWFSC. Now, however, the state's direct share of funding for students education at the college is only about 54 percent. However, those figures do not include student scholarships, most of them funded by the state and federal governments as well. According to Yancey, 38 percent of students receive state and federal aid which is funneled to the college, and of these, the average award is $1,340 per semester. The tuition of many military By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A Valparaiso jet-noise adviser and the mayor are cautiously optimistic about new flight rules announced last week which the Air Force says will reduce noise over civilian areas from military aircraft using Eglin Air Force Base. Bob Webb, a Valparaiso resident who represented the city on a recently disbanded committee to discuss the issue of jet noise with Eglin representatives, said he's "encouraged" by the new rules. "It sounds like Air Force is finally trying," Webb said, meaning he feels Eglin officials are now making a concerted effort to reduce aircraft noise. However, Webb said he is concerned that apparent loopholes in the new rules could potentially negate positive aspects of the regulations. Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold said he has not looked over the new rules closely, but he feels they are an indication that Eglin officials are serious about reducing jet noise. "It looks like the Air Force wants to make changes," Arnold said. 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 29, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts Please see COST, page A-2 Please see VALPARAISO, page A-3Cautious optimism on jet rules Sat., 9 a.m. Women 15 and older are invited to a self defense seminar held at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N Partin Dr. Free, registration required, call 279-4863 ext. 1504 for more info. Sun., 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend a science and faith seminar presented by scientist and former atheist John Clayton at the Niceville Church of Christ, 801 E John Sims Pkwy. Call 6782911 for more info. Tues., 5:30 p.m. Phil Richter will be at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida to teach fiber rush weaving. Participants will create a footstool. Class is $55, $50 for members of HMNF. Space is limited, preregister by calling 678-2615. Calendar, B-2 COMINGUP Beacon photo by Mike Griffith The deeper meaning of Memorial Day was honored Monday during a community ceremony at Doolittle Park, Valparaiso. The event, sponsored by the Twin Cities Veterans Council, featured presentation of wreaths by civic organizations, a rifle salute by an Am vets honor guard, and the playing of Taps by local musicians. Among the speakers was Niceville Mayor Pro Tem Dan Henkel, who said that American soldiers throughout the nation s history have sacrificed themselves to preserve the freedoms that we enjoy. A flyover by warplanes based at Eglin Air Force Base, a fixture of past ceremonies, did not occur this year because of budget cuts, accor ding to an Eglin official. Pictured, Niceville High School AFJROTC cadets raise the American flag.Remembering America's war dead The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 93 graduate from CollegiateMadisan Johnson, Niceville, celebrates while walking with the rest of the senior class of Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College to its commencement ceremony May 23 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Ninetythree Collegiate High seniors graduated. The previous five classes have ranged from 83 to 101 students. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser2% college cost increase is proposed Police Blotter, page A-4Valparaiso planners act on 2 variances $48.45 $50.90 $55.45 $58.78 $63.00 $66.78 $75.73 $84.62 $94.02 $100.12 $102.12 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 Winter '08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 $0 $20 $40 $60 $80 $100 $120Tuition & fees per hour, lower division *2-year degree classes; 2013-14 proposed Source: NWF State Coll. NWFSC tuition and fees Per semester hour, by academic year* Please see CAUTIOUS, page A-2 $1.00 $2.00 $1.50 $2.50 $2.00 $3.00$3.00 $4.00 1999 20042010 2015* $0 $1 $2 $3 $4 $5 SunPass Cash *2015 is planned Mid-Bay Bridge toll history One-way, two axles Bridge sees toll hike in 2015Rise would come 2 years earlier than previously planned By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA) plans to increase bridge tolls $1 as soon as 2015, two years earlier than originally planned. The increases would bump tolls up to $3 for Sunpass users and $4 for two-axle, full-fare use. The hikes would cost bridge users an estimated $7 million a year. MBBA Executive Director Jim Vest said the increase was required of the authority by the underwriters of the bonds that finance the building of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road, currently under construction. Vest said a 2017 increase had been planned in order to repay the debt based on revenue projections published December 2010. However,it became apparent that the authority would not be able to pay the bonds on schedule without increasing revenue by scheduling the toll increase sooner, he said. The MBBA most recently increased tolls June 1, 2010, when they rose from $1.50 to $2 for twoaxle Sunpass users and from $2.50 to $3 for full fare. The bridge posted one previous toll increase, in Please see HIKE, page A-2

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personnel and their family members is also paid by the government. Student tuition and fees (including those subsidized by scholarships and GI Bill benefits) currently account for about 42.4 percent of the cost of an average students education at NWFSC, with the remaining revenue coming from other sources, mostly governmental. Handy, in his briefing to the trustees, said that there is no projected increase in student tuition for the coming year, only the $30 per semester ($60 per year) hike in student fees. He said the college is doing its best to keep the cost of education low for NWFSC students, and that an education at the college is still a lowcost alternative for the first two years of college education. Florida's higher-education establishment has come under sharp criticism from Gov. Rick Scott for a steady march of revenue increases typically exceeding the rate of inflation. Last year, NWFSC boosted tuition and fees by 6.5 percent. It has increased costs every year since 1995, when tuition and fees stood at $28.65 per semester hour, or 28 percent of next year's proposed level. Handy told the trustees that Florida Bright Futures scholarships, which used to cover 100 percent of tuition and fees for students who earn the scholarships by maintaining high grades in high school, now cover only about 63 percent of such students cost of education at the college. Handy said the average age of students at NWFSC is 28, and that the student population includes a large percentage of military personnel and their family members. Handy also said that the projected budget figures include a further expected drop of about 3 percent in enrollment during the coming year, as the national and state economies continue to recover, and some students opt to take jobs rather than college classes. The student headcount was 6,938 in fall 2012, down 2.9 percent from the year-earlier period. Handy said the $60 per year student fee increase would help to cover the cost of capital improvements at the college, including the acquisition and installation of a new college-wide computer software system. According to the figures provided by Yancey, the revenue increase to be expected from the student fee hike will be about $244,758. Yancey and Handy also proposed a 1.5 percent salary increase for college employees. Yancey told the trustees that the college is struggling to maintain a quality staff, and that the proposed salary increase will help the college to keep the faculty and other staff members that it has while recruiting high quality candidates for positions opening during the coming year. According to figures provided by Yancey, the 1.5 percent pay raises will cost the college about $256,819. The expected impact on a typical employee of NWFSC, said Yancey, will be to increase the typical employees net monthly pay from $2,995 to $3,013. The expected cost to the college of a typical employee in fiscal year 2014, said Yancey, will include an average monthly salary of $3,847, as well as $469 for health care, $115 for retirement funding, and $249 for Social Security. Handy told the trustees that in preparing this years budget proposal, he began with budget conversations, with department heads from throughout the college. His goal in doing so, he said, was to get managers in tune with managing their own department budgets. Following the budget conversations, said Handy, he and his staff prepared a first pass version of the coming year's budget, and then went through the budget to look for items that could be cut. The result, he said, was the current budget proposal. Following the budget workshop, the trustees took home copies of the proposed budget to study, and are expected to vote on whether to approve the proposed budget during their next regular meeting, scheduled for 4:30 p.m., June 18, in Room 302 of the student services center at the NWFSC Niceville campus. Trustees meetings are open to the public. 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The Knights gave Davis, a greeter at the store, a wheelchair worth over $500. Also pictured, from left to right, are Ken Elliott, Ellis Boudreaux, Walmart Manager Richard Dass and Tim Pugh of the Knights' Rev. Howard J. Lesch Council 7667. Pictured right, Davis examines the underside of his new chair to see if the width is adjustable. Beacon photos by Daniel Elsesser2004, also for 50 cents. The planned hike in 2015 would be twice the size of any previous increase. The planned increase will also apply to tolls to be taken on the connector, which is scheduled to fully open early next year. When it opens, the 11-mile expressway east and north of Niceville will levy tolls one-half of those of the bridge itself, or $1 for Sunpass users and $1.50 for full fare (two axles). Those connector tolls would jump to $1.50 and $2, respectively, in the 2016 fiscal year, which will begin Oct. 1, 2015. The bridge authority owes about $154 million, most of it to build the $137 million connector. Debt payments are expected to jump from $9.7 million this year to nearly $21 million in 2016, with almost 60 percent of the increase coming in 2016 alone. Connector tolls will be collected by an all-electronic toll plaza in the northeast quadrant of the road between the Range Road and SR 285 interchanges, southeast of the planned extension from Forest Road. The plaza will use a Sunpass system. License tags of vehicles without a Sunpass transponder will be recorded by video cameras and the owners will receive invoices for the tolls. A license-plate study conducted by URS Corp. in March 2010 indicated that two-thirds of bridge users pay with a Sunpass, and of the cash payers, 60 percent have Florida license plates. Of the 40 percent who were from out of state, 25 percent came from eight nearby states (Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky and Arkansas). Vest said difficulties may arise in collecting toll revenues from out-of state users. MBBA member James Neilson said the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, which has implemented such a system at some South Florida tolling points, will work with the MBBA to collect out-of-state tolls. HIKEFrom page A-1 The new rules increased the minimum altitude allowed for jets at Eglin from 1,000 to 1,500 feet, though Webb noted that the minimum does not apply to aircraft operating in an "established traffic pattern." Webb said F-35 "pattern work" is what produces most of the jet noise in communities near Eglin. Webb also pointed out that the rules allow aircraft to descend below the 1,500-foot minimum when they are within five nautical miles of an airfield. The low-altitude radius from Eglin, equivalent to 5.75 statute miles, covers all of Valparaiso, Niceville, and Shalimar, nearly all of Bluewater Bay, and much of Fort Walton Beach. If Duke Field is included, the low-altitude area includes part of Crestview. Webb said this new rule doesn't do much to change current aircraft operation. "It doesn't make much of a difference," Webb said. "It doesn't do much to help the communities most affected by the noise." An Air Force environmental study released several years ago warned that F-35 warplane noise would render parts of Valparaiso unsuitable for residential life. It is unknown whether that judgment will be altered by a much-delayed follow-up environmental report that Air Force officials say is due out soon. Still, Webb still feels the creation of new rules is a positive step compared with the achievements of the noise committee, an entity he feels was ineffective. The committee was established after the Valparaiso lawsuit over noise from the new F35 training wing being established at Eglin.. "It was not effective because the Air Force and we were coming at it from opposite directions," Webb said. "We [representative of cities] were looking to make changes, and the Air Force was business as usual. Now [with the new rules], the Air Force seems to feel it's no longer business as usual for F35s." Webb said the current promise by the Eglin officials to limit F-35 use of its northCAUTIOUSFrom page A-1 Please see JET, page A-6

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City Administrator Carl Scott recommended the board table the issue because of a problem he found when researching the lot. The existing covered RV space currently borders the lot line on Rose Court. Scott said structures require a 20-foot setback from the lot line. Scott said the structure was permitted in 2004, approved by a different city administrator for reasons that Scott does not understand. Scott said the Valparaiso City Commission should decide whether Knowles is allowed to have the current structure before the planning commission makes decisions on the requested variances. Knowles said he would likely request a 20-foot variance for the existing structure. Scott said the commission could grant this request, or require that Knowles tear the structure down. The planning commission voted unanimously to table the issue until the city commission makes a decision at its next meeting June 10. Some residents of South Bayshore Drive who are neighbors of Knowles' property spoke against the variance requests. J.C. Baltz, of 263 S. Bayshore Drive, said at the meeting that allowing the requested variances would set a bad precedent for the area. Rick Middleton, of 253 S. Bayshore Drive, expressed similar sentiment in a letter to the planning commission. "The current minimum size and setback requirements keep construction on one property from imposing on the rights and privacy of the owners of adjacent lots and provide a comfortable appearance to our neighborhood," Middleton said in the letter. "Allowing variances that reduce these minimums sets a bad precedent and negatively affects the property values in the area because it could make it difficult for the council to deny future requests that have similar justifications." Separately, Larry Sumner, of 400 Glendale Ave., requested a 2-foot variance to build a car port with a 5.5-foot side setback where a 7.5-foot setback is required. Sumner was not present at the meeting, and planning commissioner John Miller said during discussion that Sumner had not provided sufficient grounds to grant the request. The Valparaiso code of ordinances states that variances will not be granted unless the applicant demonstrates that each of six conditions exist: That there are extraordinary and exceptional conditions pertaining to the property. The application of the provisions of the ordinance would create unnecessary hardship. The condition of the ordinance are peculiar to the property Relief of the conditions would not cause substantial detriment to public welfare. Any exceptional conditions are not caused the owner of a previous owner of the property, but arise from the nature of the property itself. The existence of non-conforming uses of a neighboring property, buildings or structures in the same zoning district will not create reasons for other variance requests. Miller said Sumner had not provided proof that any of the six conditions existed, and the board voted unanimously to deny the request. The discussion of Knowles' request took over an hour, leading Commission Chairman Tom Browning to postpone an additional agenda item, the discussion of a planned 90to 100foot commercial dock in Toms Bayou to service the Compass Rose restaurant and it forthcoming oyster bar. The planning commission is an advisory board, and all of its approvals are subject to approval by the Valparaiso City Commission. VALPARAISOFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Page A-3 Low rates are just around the corner. 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Valparaiso Realty has requested the change for the Oak Creek Shopping Center property at 1100 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. A representative of Valparaiso Realty said the company is in initial discussions with potential new tenants. He said the parking variance would make the lot more attractive to possible new businesses at Oak Creek. The company has also requested final approval of its Magnolia Woods II subdivision, and a re-plat of lot one in its Magnolia Woods I subdivision. The land for the planned subdivisions border South Palm Boulevard, Niceville, to the west. The Valparaiso Realty representative said the re-plat is being requested to correct an error in a survey for the initial plat. Firm files 2 planning requests Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Valparaiso Realty, landlord of most of Oak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville, has asked the city for an exception to parking requirements, requesting 4.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet of store space, down from the required 5 spaces per 1,000 square feet. Lyn Knowles explains his three variance requests for his property at 238 Rose Court, Valparaiso, at the Valparaiso Planning Commission meeting at Valparaiso City Hall May 21. The commission postponed action. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser

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ArrestsThomas Edward Urquhart, unemployed, 45, of 201 E. College Blvd. Apt. 2, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 20 on charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence. Urquhart was allegedly roaming around 201 E. College Blvd. while intoxicated, and made threats of physical harm to someone. Urquhart allegedly refused to identify himself and reached into his pocket when police responded and questioned him, and he backed into his apartment against the commands of officers. Urquhart physically resisted when officers attempted to restrain him. The officers found two razor knives in the pocket Urquhart had his hand in. Urquhart's required court appearance is June 11. *** A 16-year-old Niceville boy was arrested by Niceville police May 14 on a charge of drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer observed a car parked "in a suspicious location," a former restaurant on Bayshore Drive, Niceville, and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car when he approached it. The boy was an occupant of the car. The officer saw a pipe sitting on the floor of the car in plain view. The officer told all occupants of the car to put their hands where he could see them and not to touch the pipe. Approximately two minutes later, the boy allegedly picked up the pipe and held it so the officer could see it. The officer immediately handcuffed the boy. The officer found a grinder next to where the boy had been sitting, and he found a clear tube containing residue in the door pocket next to the boy. A second 16-year-old Niceville boy, an occupant of the car who fled an officer, was arrested by Niceville police May 14 on charges of resisting an officer without violence and providing false information to law enforcement. Both boys have a June 26 date. *** David Joseph Archer, a lawn service worker, 30, of 318 Niceville Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 18 on charges of driving while license suspended habitual offender and possession of a controlled substance. According to Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office reports, Archer was declared a habitual traffic violator in Florida April 11, 2013. A deputy observed a car driven by someone later identified as Archer block another vehicle in a parking space at the business at 205 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Archer's passenger exited the vehicle, and then Archer changed seats and exited the car from the passenger's side door. Allegedly, Archer spontaneously said he did not have a valid driver's license. The deputy detained Archer and got consent to move his vehicle so as not to block the other vehicle. While in the car, the deputy saw two small plain white pills, later identified as Hydromorphone Hydrochloride, in the vehicle's center coin tray. Archer said the pills belonged to someone else, who he claimed had a prescription. The deputy called the person, who denied having any prescriptions for any medication. Archer's passenger denied knowledge of the pills. Archer's required court appearance is June 25. *** Geddy Michael Fletcher, a manager, 20, of 811 Turnberry Way, Niceville; Tyler James Heintzleman, a beach attendant, 20, of 906 Linden Ave., Niceville; Haley Glen Landon, a student, 19, of 59 Norwich Circle, Niceville and David Michael Mayer, a Department of Defense civilian employee, 20, of 128 Baywind Drive, Niceville, were arrested by sheriff's deputies May 18 on a charge of fraud unauthorized possession of a blank/forged/stolen driver's license. The manager of a restaurant at 4585 East SR 20, Niceville, reported patrons were attempting to order alcohol with driver's licenses he believed were fake. The deputy arrived and asked the four patrons for their driver's licenses. Mayer gave the deputy a license. When asked, Mayer said his date of birth was different from the one listed on the license. The deputy then asked Mayer for a real license, and Mayer gave him a Florida driver's license with correct information. Fletcher and Landon handed the deputy Pennsylvania driver's licenses. Fletcher said his was fake. Heintzleman handed the deputy a Mississippi license, which did not show up in a lawenforcement database when the deputy checked it. The deputy asked Heintzleman to give him a real identification card, and he handed him a valid Florida driver's license. Fletcher, Heintzleman, Landon and Mayer's required court appearances are June 25. *** Angela Miranda Telemacque, a restaurant hostess, 22, of 320 Jackson Circle, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 18 on a Leon County warrant on the original charge of violation of probation. *** Johnathan Tyler Harvard, a student, 19, of 321 Juniper Drive, Freeport, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies May 21 on a charge of trespassing of a structure or conveyance. DUI arrestsSarah Elizabeth Magallan, unemployed, 24, of 1624 Date Palm Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at 1090 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, May 18 at 1:25 a.m. Magallan was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer found a pipe, which contained residue that field tested positive for the presence of THC, in Magallan's purse. Magallan's required court appearance is June 4. *** James Lee Demeree, a framer, 47, of 191 Homestead St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on Range Road, Eglin Air Force Base, May 19 at 6:49 p.m. Demeree was also arrested for neglecting a child without great harm. Eglin Security Forces had stopped Demeree on an Eglin Reservation trail just west of the intersection of SR 293 and Range Road. A deputy responded and determined Demeree was intoxicated after Demeree performed field sobriety exercises. Demeree had a four-year-old without any child-restraint device in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Demeree's required court appearance is June 25. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 20, 2013 through May 22, 2013. 0 Structure Fire9 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn9 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Hudson Cir.....................................Medical.........................5/20/13.........................02:00 Island Lane....................................Medical.........................5/20/13.........................03:36 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Alarm activation...........5/20/13.........................06:50 Bullock Blvd....................................Medical.........................5/20/13.........................07:43 N. Palm Blvd..................................Medical.........................5/20/13.........................12:52 Cedar Ridge Way..........................Medical.........................5/20/13.........................18:42 W. John Sims Pkwy.......................Cancelled.....................5/21/13.........................12:14 Riley Rd..........................................Service call...................5/21/13.........................14:26 N. Partin Dr.....................................Alarm activation...........5/21/13.........................14:30 Hudson Cir.....................................Cancelled.....................5/21/13.........................15:30 S. Partin Dr.....................................Alarm activation...........5/21/13.........................15:37 26th Street......................................Medical.........................5/21/13.........................18:01 Evergreen Ave...............................Medical.........................5/22/13.........................06:22 Camellia Place...............................Medical.........................5/22/13.........................08:52 Evergreen Ave...............................Service call...................5/22/13.........................09:57 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Alarm activation...........5/22/13.........................11:21 Judith Ave,......................................Canceled......................5/22/13.........................19:59 Bayshore Dr...................................Medical.........................5/22/13.........................20:01 Weekly Safety Tip: Smoke alarms save lives. Every year, approximately 2,600 Americans die in home fires. Over half of these deaths (52%) occur between the hours of 10:00p.m. and 7:00a.m., when residents are typically sleeping. Smoke and toxic gases from a home fire are as deadly as heat and flames. Just two or three breaths of toxic smoke can render you unconscious. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook. North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 20, 2013 through May 23, 2013. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd.........................Medical...................................5/20/13.................01:34 Lancaster Dr..................................Vehicle accident.....................5/20/13.................07:37 Bullock Blvd...................................Medical...................................5/20/13.................07:47 Sandalwood Cir.............................Medical...................................5/20/13.................08:35 N. Bayshore Dr..............................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/20/13.................18:55 Hidden Lakes Dr...........................Medical...................................5/22/13.................11:50 N. St. Andrews Cove....................Medical...................................5/22/13.................14:34 Oak Shores Dr..............................Medical...................................5/22/13.................16:02 Midland Court................................Electrical wiring......................5/22/13.................20:57 E. Hwy. 20/Hickory St...................Medical...................................5/23/13.................00:47 Parkwood Place............................Medical...................................5/23/13.................04:38 N. White Point Rd.........................Medical...................................5/23/13.................11:20 Olde Post Rd.................................Medical...................................5/23/13.................12:11 Hwy 293/Hwy.20...........................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/23/13.................19:55 Hwy. 293/N Lakeshore.................No incident found...................5/23/13.................22:05 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. 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: Thomas James Ingram Wanted for: VOP-Poss. of Controlled Substance Without Prescription & Poss. of Marijuana Height: 6-feet, 3-inches Weight: 250 Age: 26 Date of birth: 11-26-1986 Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Name: Richard Allen Rutledge Wanted for: Fraud/Impersonation Height: 5-feet, 5-inches Weight: 140 Age: 62 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Name: Cody Alexander Friend Wanted for: VOP-Felony Battery Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: 250 Age: 28 Date of birth: 03-06-1985 Hair: Brown Eyes: HazelPage A-4 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 THEBAYBEACON cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA Poll y s Co ncrete Products Poll y s Co ncrete Productswww.poll y sconcrete.com Before After $50.00OFFFormed & Poured Driveway$100.00OFFCobblestone Paver DrivewayREADY TO ENHANCE YOUR CURB APPEAL?Upgrade your old existing driveway with Stylish Cobblestone Pavers or we can remove and repour your driveway.Call today for a free estimate 897-3314 850-863-2153FORT WALTON DESTIN NICEVILLEDr. Shawbitz provides exceptional care for General Neurology, Clinical Electrophysiology and Neuromuscular Disorders.Introducing NeurologistDr. Michael Shawbitz NicevilleINSURANCE AGENCY (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com SPONSORED BY WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER SARA COMANDER & WALTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. DO NOT BRING: POISONS, PESTICIDES, PAINTS, THINNERS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLES. Community Clean Up DaySaturday, June 08, 2013At the Choctaw Beach Park On State Road 20 In the Choctaw Beach Community From 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM Please see BLOTTER, page A-5

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*** Jackie Lauren Spillar, a server, 24, of 4276 Calinda Lane Apt. 117, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 1027 E. U.S. Highway 98, Destin, May 19 at 7:40 p.m. Spillar's required court appearance is June 11. *** Suzanne Enger Kleine, a nurse, 42, of 4529 White Point Court, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on Miracle Strip Parkway, Eglin Air Force Base, May 18 at 12:28 a.m. Kleine was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. A deputy observed a vehicle driven by someone later identified as Kleine driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone and weaving side to side. Kleine allegedly was unable to keep the vehicle in one lane of traffic. A deputy detained Kleine and took her to the Okaloosa County Courthouse Extension booking facility for processing, where an inventory of Kleine's possessions was performed. During the inventory, a deputy found two and a half round, blue pills, later identified as Alprazolam, in Kleine's purse. Kleine allegedly does not have a prescription for the pills. Kleine's required court appearance is June 25. *** Kyle Matthew Knight, a grocery store sales employee, 23, of 1705 23rd St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at White Point Road, Niceville, May 16 at 12:11 a.m. Knight's required court appearance is June 4. TheftsA Niceville resident of the 500 block of 22nd Street reported May 17 someone stole two wallets containing $28 cash and miscellaneous cards from her unlocked car parked at her residence. *** A Niceville resident reported May 17 someone had made unauthorized charges on his bank account. *** A Valparaiso resident of the 200 block of Washington Avenue reported May 17 someone stole prescription medication from her home. The complainant reported someone had taken about 57 Xanax pills, about 15 Seroquel XR Quistiapine 300 mg pills and about 20 Hydrozyzine 50 mg pills. She reported nothing else appeared to be missing from the residence. The front door of the residence was unlocked. *** The assistant manager of a business on the first block of South John Sims Parkway reported May 20 someone stole a money scale from the business. The complainant said the person paid for a pack of cigarettes and a can of chewing tobacco and left the store. The cashier then moved back from the counter, after which the person returned, grabbed the money scale from behind the counter, concealed it in his shorts and fled. Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident reported someone vandalized a classroom door at Ruckel Middle School, 201 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. Police responded May 17. The door had duct tape on the handle and room identification plate, and had profanity and other phrases carved into it. Police sent pieces of duct tape to Florida Department of Law Enforcement to be analyzed for latent prints and DNA. OtherChristian Ian Mccowen, a physical therapy technician, 28, of 509 Spring Acres Cove, Niceville, was charged by sheriff's deputies May 19 for driving while license suspended first offense. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith If it doesn t interfere with their training, then that s fine. For me, it s more important for their training mission to be met than to please their neighbors. Charlie Costar, 73, Tavares, Florida, retired Norbert Engel, 70, Baker, retired Nancy Grigsby, 54, Bluewater Bay, social worker Jodie Cozad, 35, Niceville, state employee Gloria Price, Niceville, retired Bill Brankow, 80, Bluewater Bay, retiredWhat do you think about the new flight rules intended to reduce aircraft noise from Eglin Air Force Base?I m glad that they re doing things to make it quieter for their neighbors. I appreciate the Air Force s efforts. Location: Compass Rose restaurant, Valparaiso I just heard a jet go over a few minutes ago. I think the base is doing a good job. It s quieter now than when the F-15s were here. As long as it doesn t hurt the pilots or their training, maybe it will keep the Valparaiso citizens from complaining so much. I love this country, and I m all for anything that makes it safer. A 500-foot altitude change won t make much difference. Im glad they re taking off. Michael Hughey, 48, Valparaiso, carpenter Vincent Strickland, 31, Valparaiso, offshore oil rigger Personally, Ive never had a problem with the jet noise like some people do. I grew up here listening to it, so Im used to it. I live in Baker now, but used to board our horse in Valparaiso. The noise from aircraft, as well as from the police shooting range, actually helped train the horse to be calm in the face of loud noises. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Page A-5 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. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN south runway to only emergencies, announced after Valparaiso sued the service over noise and safety issues, will likely be rescinded after the new environmental impact study is released. Planes taking off from, or landing on, the north end of that runway must fly over parts of Valparaiso and Niceville at low altitude. Lois Walsh of Eglin public affairs said the study will consider lifting the F-35 restrictions on use of the north-south runway, but she could not say whether that would come to pass. Jerry Cowing, Niceville, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, said some of the Eglin flight rules announced at a press briefing May 20 do not constitute any changes to protocol. One rule states that, on takeoff, aircraft shall not make turns above the Twin Cities area until the aircraft has reached a 3,000foot altitude. Cowing, who was a pilot in the service from 1971 to 1995, said that has always been Air Force takeoff procedure, including at Eglin. "On every takeoff, the air traffic controller would tell you, 'maintain runway heading to 3,000 feet and then resume normal navigation," Cowing said. "They've been doing it that way for 40 years." Another rule requires pilots to minimize the use of afterburners on takeoffs. Cowing said modern U.S. fighter plans "hardly ever" require afterburner takeoffs and typically do not use them. "The new fighters like the F35 have engines strong enough that they don't need afterburners on takeoff," Cowing said. "They haven't needed them since they stopped flying the older planes, like the F-4, which had the aerodynamics of a brick." JETFrom page A-2 Established in 1972, Beauty Careers Training Center has educated hundreds of men and women who are now stylists, nail techs and skin care consultants. Many graduates of BCTC own their own salons and day spas. Some have chosen an exciting career with national brand cosmetic companies as buyers and sales representatives. Others are educators themselves, teaching at conferences, seminars and schools as well as at local salons providing instruction, product knowledge and technique for major cosmetic companies. The cosmetology program s objective is to train students to make a successful career in the field of cosmetology. The program teaches students to become proficient and covers instruction in the areas of chemistry, how it relates to hair and hair structure, its properties and growth patterns, scalp and hair treatments, hair shaping and styling, permanent waving and hair relaxing, hair coloring, facials and makeup, manicures, pedicures and, most importantly, the knowledge necessary to launch their careers successfully. The education students receive at BCTC provide them with a trade they can take anywhere in the world. Graduates are highly competent and ready to take on any opportunity whether it be, glamorous locales or just local. New classes begin the second Tuesday of each month. In just seven to eight months students can be ready to enter into a new exciting career drenched with possibility. Call today to schedule an appointment with Jan Barnett, Instructor and Director of Training and also a graduate of BCTC. The late Ann Newsome, founder of BCTC established the motto, Your Success is Our Goal. Her passion was to ensure that all students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the profession of beauty. Beauty Careers Training Center isn t just for students the salon is open to the general public providing professional services at student-prices. Because the students work under the direct supervision of well-trained instructors, clients can relax knowing they are in good hands. Services available to the public range from cuts, colorings, perms to facials, manicures and pedicures. BCTC students are eager to give their clients a welldeserved, delightful experience without salon prices. There is no better time to be pampered affordably. Gift certificates are also available. Beauty Careers Training Center is located at 864 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville. To schedule an appointment, walk-ins are welcome, or to inquire regarding a career in cosmetology, call 678-5176. Visit our website at beautyschoolsokaloosa.com. Advertising Feature Many men and women in our community and all around the world with careers in cosmetology received their diploma from Beauty Careers Training Center. Beauty Careers Training Center isn t just for students the salon is open to the general public providing professional services at student-prices. 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Michael Dye, Choral Music Director for Niceville High School, announced the recipients of the Chorus 2013 awards during their Spring Concert, May 14, at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. The concert included a Senior class recognition ceremony and was the last of over thirty public performances by seven Niceville High ensembles this academic year. Awards were presented to the following students for their leadership and contributions to their ensembles and to the overall success of the chorus: Kantorai Award, 9th Grade Girls: Chelsea Anderson Bel Canto, 10th Grade Girls: Kimberly Pickler Camerata Award, Mens Chorus: Jordan Stein Select Women Award: Leslie Richardson and Ronette Kortbein Opus One Award: Mari Burdge Niceville Singers Awards: Zach Pecore and Madeline Kirkpatrick Service Award: Jonathan Horvath Directors Cup: Katie Pickler Niceville Chorus Award: Katie Pickler In addition to these individual awards, Katie Pickler, Mari Burdge, Sam Fletcher, Jonathan Horvath, Madeline Kirkpatrick, Ronette Kortbein, Jordan Stein, and Zach Pecore were added to the Chorus Wall of Fame.By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Every parent thinks their child is one of a kind, but as the only known sufferer of cystinosis in Okaloosa County, Joel Strickland really is. Travis and Dawns son Joel, now eight years old, was diagnosed with cystinosis in March 2007. Travis and Dawn have two other children: Jonah, 10, and Grace, 3. Cystinosis is a rare genetic disease that depletes nutrient levels in those affected. Cystinosis strikes only 500 people in the U.S., most of them children, and an estimated 3,000 worldwide. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cystinosis is fatal if not treated early enough. Patients affected by cystinosis may exhibit slower body growth, small stature, weak bones and kidney failure. Since Joel was diagnosed with the illness, Dawn has been on a 24-hour schedule that involves administering medicines via a gastronomy tube every six hours. To have to remember to give meds every six hours is cumbersome, to say the least, says Dawn. I do my best not to complain, especially in front of him. He's asked me before if I hate his meds and I quickly answer that I do not. I try to teach him to be thankful in all things. But honestly? Yes, the meds are awful. Fortunately, the FDA just approved a new 12 hour medication, Procysbi on April 30. The new medication is a delayed-release, long-acting formulation that is taken only twice a day and has proven to be an effective treatment, according to a press release from Raptor Pharmaceutical, the company that manufactures Procysbi. At present the only available medicine has been Cystagon which has to be taken every six hours around the clock to control cystine levels. Procysbi is a giant step towards a better treatment. As a drawback, the new medication costs $250,000 a year compared to $8,000 for Cystagon. The new medication, if we're able to receive and afford it, will certainly change our lives and the quality of Joel's, said Dawn. Every 12 hours means truly non-interrupted sleep. It means the possibility The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , M M a a y y 2 2 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 FDA drug approval may improve life for Niceville boy, family Whos News Bluewater Bay student takes gold in gymnasticsEmma Schroeder, a fourth grade student at Bluewater Bay Elementary, won second place all-around in her age group with a score of 37.875 at the Region 8 Junior Olympic Level 8 Regional Championships held on April 19-21. Emma is also the Regional Vault Champion with a first place finish with a score of 9.425 and the Regional Balance Beam Champion with a first place finish with a score of 9.6. Photo courtesy of Dawn Rachelle Photography Joel Strickland looks like a healthy boy without a care but in reality he suffers from cystinosis, a genetic disease so rare there is only one known case in Okaloosa. Stevie Elise Armstrong, a 2009 graduate of Niceville High School, graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in computational biology and a mathematics minor. *** Kathryn M. Burns recently received a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Tampa. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and a graduate of Rocky Bayou Christian School in 2007. Kathryn is the daughter of Kevin and Debi Burns of Bluewater Bay. Please see FDA, page B-3NHS choral awards From left, the 2013 Chorus Wall of Fame members, Zach Pecore, Jonathan Horvath, Mari Burdge, Madeline Kirkpatrick, Jordan Stein, Katie Pickler, Ronette Kortbein and Sam Fletcher. Stevie Elise Armstrong Kathryn M. 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Free dental x-rays The Dental Assisting Program at Northwest Florida State College is offering free dental x-rays in May and June as a service to the public and to provide practicum experience for students. Appointments are available May 20 June 18. Call the NWFSC Dental Assisting Program at 729-6480 to schedule an appointment and for details. Blood drives in May Monday, May 27 at Walmart, Niceville, 2-6 p.m. Free Walmart gift card for donors Wednesday, May 29 at Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 South Partin Drive 38:30 p.m. Free T-shirt for all donors. 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 A support group for those affected by Alzheimers will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available, reserve in advance by calling 866-478-7790. Edge art extravaganza Edge Elementary second grade classes will present an Art Extravaganza featuring their Oval Art projects. The viewing and reception will be held in the multipurpose room from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. Friends and family are invited. All second grade students will be represented. 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 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. Republican women luncheon The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will be meeting on Wednesday, June 5 at the Holiday Inn Resort, Okaloosa Island. Social hour at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:00 p.m. There will be a Dine and Dash table. Florida State Representative Marti Coley will be the speaker. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net by noon on Friday, May 31. $16 for members and $18 for guests. Woman s self defense seminar There will be a free self defense seminar for women at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N Partin Dr. Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. noon for ages 15+, registration is required. Please call the Niceville Library at 279-4863 x 1504 to register.. Sponsored by the Friends of the Niceville Library. Sailing regatta Bluewater Bay Sailing Club hosts a double-handed regatta June 1 with regatta headquarters at the Bluewater Bay Marina. Entry fee is $20 with a $5 credit to GYA or US Sailing Club members. Register from 10-10:30 a.m. Call Mike Phillips at 217-7157 for more information. Blame it on Vanity Evangelist Denise Matthew, formerly known as singer Vanity, will be sharing her testimony on Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m. and June 2 at 12 p.m. at 201 Redwood Ave. in Niceville. Call 678-9355 for more information. Boot camp for young ladies Camp for girls, age 8-11 is coming up on Sat, June 8 from 2-4 p.m. at the Niceville Assembly of God Church fellowship hall, Hwy 85. Space is limited. To register mail $35 check before June 1 to: DYW Boot Camp 4526 Hwy 20, East #210 Niceville, FL 32578-9755. Science and faith seminar The public is invited to hear a series of lectures presented by scientist and former atheist John Clayton as he presents evidence for God. Lectures start June 2 at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Niceville Church of Christ. Matt Gaetz speaks Silver Sands Republican Women Federated welcome Representative Matt Gaetz as guest speaker on the June 3 dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Bluewater Bay Golf Restaurant. Call Sally 678-6925 to reserve. Mac enlightenment The June meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the NWF State College Student Services Building, room 132. Free to the public. For more info, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at jeancdutton@mac.com or 862-3327. Fiber rush weave class Phil Richter of Recycled Relics is back to teach fiber rush weaving on June 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. Cost is $55 or $50 for HMNF members, materials included. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Call 6782615. Treasure at the library The Freeport Public Librarys Childrens Summer Reading Program, Dig Into Reading, will kick off June 5 at 10 a.m. with the opportunity for children to dig for buried treasure at the Freeport Community Center located at 16040 US Highway 331 South. Free to kids of all ages, no registration required. There will be prizes, giveaways, and snacks. Please call the Freeport Public Library at 835-2040 for more information. What s in your genes? Valparaiso Library will be hosting a three-part genetics and genealogy presentation by Charlene H. Grafton, based on her new book Whats In Your Genes?: Human Threads Linking Genetics and Genealogy. The first session will be on June 5 at 10 a.m. Author will sign books. For more info call David Weatherford, library director at 729-5406. Day long summer camps Enjoy a summer camp experience at the Biophilia Center at 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport as they host Abrakadoodle-NWF. Summer camp is every Wednesday from June 5 through July 31 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $35 per student, per session. To reserve your space call the Biophilia Center at 835-1824. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Ruckel baseball reigns undefeatedRuckel Baseball team that finished with an undefeated 15-0 season. From left front, Tristan Keith, Derek Vogel, Zach Coldsnow, Josh Hoffman, Connor Walsh, Rece Hinds, Kyle Vogler, Cole Russell, Owen Williams and Harrison Dorsett. From back left, Coach John Runyon, Drew Grandgenett, Nicolas Nolan, Brady Smith, Logan Taylor, Chance Huff, Judd Barth, Austin Lawniczak, Nathan Lloyd, Trent Walker, Matthew Wells and Coach Taylor Woodward.Success is on horizon for senior Eagles as they move onThe NHS Eagle track and field will be saying good bye to ten senior athletes. The athletes and their accomplishments for the 2013 season follow: Marsel Mosley signed with Troy University, took first place 1600m (5:26.92) Steven Garst Memorial Invitational, took second place 1600m (5:17.18) and season best time Ram Relays, season best time of 2:25.71 in the 800 meter run FSU Relays, first place 1600 m (5:18.22) and first place 800 m (2:29.64) Panhandle Championships, first place 800 m (2:26.88) Andrews Invitational, season best 1600 m(5:27.18) Mobile Challenge of Champions, second place 1600 m (5:33.89) and 1st place 800 m (2:26.45) County Championships, first place 800m season best time (2:25.15) and 2nd place 1600m (5:24.98) FHSAA 3A District meet, tenth place 1600m (5:24.10) and 13th place 800m (2:28.27) FHSAA 3A Region meet. Eliza Riley took sixth place 800m personal record (2:42.21) and 11th place prelims 100m hurdles season best time (20.05) Steven Garst Memorial Invitational, seventh place 1600m personal record (6:01.08) Rams Relay, 29th place 1600m (5:57.99) FSU Relays, ninth place 1600m (5:58.81) and eighth place 800 m (2:44.40) Panhandle Championships, tenth place 800m personal record (2:38.66), ninth place 1600m (5:58.94) Andrews Invitational, second place 3200m (13:54.66), 11th place 1600m (6:05.27), eighth place 800m (2:42.04) Okaloosa County Championship, 20th place 800m (2:50.41) and 13th place 1600m (6:06.42) FHSAA 3A District meet. Madison Riley took 12th place pole vault personal record (6-0) Steven Garst Memorial Invitational. Courtney Testa took ninth place prelims 300m hurdles (54.26) and eighth place high jump season best (4-4) Steven Garst Memorial Invitational, 300m hurdles second place personal record (51.03), fourth place 100m hurdles personal record (19.10), sixth place high jump (4-4) Rams Relay, 20th place 300m hurdles (50.77) FSU Relays, third place 100m hurdles personal record (17.73), 13th place high jump (4-6), third place 300m hurdles (50.27) Panhandle Championships; fifth place 300m hurdles (52.53) Andrews Invitational, first place 300m hurdles and personal record (49.68), fifth place high jump season best (4-8), fifth place 100m hurdles (19.27) Okaloosa County Championship, fourth place 100m hurdles and personal record (17.66), third place 300m hurdles (50.61), sixth place 100m hurdles (17.70), ninth place high jump (4-6) FHSAA 3A District meet; seventh place 300m hurdles prelims and personal record (48.35) and sixth place 300m hurdles (49.47) FHSAA Region meet. Evan Fleischmann and Michael Patrick had 3200m ninth place season best time (11:12.22) Rams Relay, 1600m 85th place personal record (5:03.56) FUS Relays, 3200m tenth place (11:34.17) Okaloosa County Championship, 18th place 3200m (11:20.94) FHSAA 3A District meet. Arthur Shields had 300H 13th place prelims personal record (45.52) 32nd Annual Frank Lay Patriot Invitational, triple jump eighth place personal record (37-5) Rams Relays, 110m hurdles 14th place prelims personal record (17.90), triple jump 18th place (36-1) Andrews Invitational, triple jump second place personal record (37-9), long jump fourth place season best (18-7.25), 300m hurdles fourth place (46.44), 110m hurdles sixth place (19.32) Okaloosa County Championship. Tashi Brown isattending Auburn University. Carissa Curriston tookthird place in 400m personal record (1:12.82) Okaloosa County Championship. Mady Freeman isattending FSU. Brandon Mosley isattending FAU. Dani Douglas tookninth place discus personal record (78-6.5) Steven Garst Memorial Invitational; seventh place shot put personal record (28-1.5) and fifth place discus (77-0) Rams Relay; fouteenth place shot put (27-2.5) Andrews Invitational; sixth place discus (76-0.5) and sixth place shot put (27-11.5) Okaloosa County Championship and will be attending Auburn University. Good luck to all the 2013 senior athletes. 600 John Sims Pkwy., E. Niceville (Across from FUMC)Call (850) 678 1795MARK S. HARBER, M.D.Adult & Adolescent Primary CareRetired USAF MC Same day appointmentsWe le most insurance Medicare acceptedSchool, DOT & Other Physical ExamsAFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm ST. 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John Sims Parkway, Niceville Phone: 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com You're invited to join us for a series of lectures directly addressing these questions and more!Led by John Clayton, Scientist & Former Atheist Beginning Sunday, June 2, 2013 9:00 a.m. Free Admission Niceville Church of Christ (across from Niceville High School) (850) 678-2911 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 1819 2021815CALENDAR FRUITS ....................5 LBSPineapple Chunks.........................$15 Whole Strawberries.......................$15 Sliced Peaches..............................$16 Blackberries...................................$16 Mango...........................................$16 Blueberries....................................$16 Mixed Fruit (peaches, strawberries, pineapple)......................................$16We accept all major credit cards & EBTAll items are fresh, clean, cut, shelled & packaged!(228) 990-5605 BandHveggies.com Email: BandHveggies@yahoo.com SATURDAY, JUNE 8Niceville, 9:00AM 1:00PMJohn Sims Pkwy, acr oss from the Dollar Store in Bayou PlazaCrestview, Noon 4:00PMAcross Northview Plaza 775 N. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Page B-3 of attending a school. Due to the prohibitive cost of the new medication, those affected by cystinosis are holding their breath as issues of insurance and availability are sorted. Joel didnt qualify for the FDA drug trials which were initially only for oral use and has never been able to try Procysbi himself. While they wait, the Stricklands do their best with the situation given to them. No matter how normal we try to make our lives the reality is we are not. Dawn adds. I do remember what life was like before hospital visits, vomiting, worrying, endless doctor visits, meds and tube feeds... I remember all of that. I realize this is Joel's normal. In the near future Dawn hopes to have a fundraiser in Joels name to benefit the Cystinosis Research Foundation. Through foundations like Cystinosis Research Foundation, we do now have a better treatment and even the possibility and hopes of a cure, Dawn said. CRF is the largest nonprofit fund provider of cystinosis research in the world, funding more 92 studies and fellowships in nine countries. One hundred percent of raised funds go directly to fund cystinosis research, according to their website. In the meantime, the Sticklands credit their faith for helping them survive. We have an amazing family, said Dawn. And, more importantly, our faith in Jesus Christ has kept us hopeful and sane. We live our daily lives praying there is a much larger picture being painted and that Joel's story with go forward... never in vain. Now, thanks to a new medication, that journey has the possibility to be a little easier. FDAFrom page B-1 Courtesy of Dawn Rachelle PhotographyLike any boy, Joel Strickland likes to play and have fun. He doesn t let his special situation hold him back too much and maintains a positive outlook on life. Landscape Maintenance Technician. Mow, trim, prune residential and commercial properties. Drivers license, own transportation, background check and drug free workplace are required. Call 850897-3073 HAIR STYLIST Niceville or Fort Walton. Call 678-7711, 6647711 or 664-7050. Father & Son Fencing, Inc. now hiring laborers for interstate fencing project. Must have valid driver s license. Call John at 352-538-1423 Drivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down. Call 888-880-5911. 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. 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Office hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. E-MAIL : classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE 2:00 P.M. FRIDAY FOR WEDNESDAYContact Information (Will not appear in ad) : Name Phone Address Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers.*Base price includes $5 weekly discount or walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Ads are non-refundable. BEACON NEWSPAPERS | (850) 678-1080 1181 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLE, FL50% discount for additional weeks or papers. Check publications to publish ad:rBay Beacon (Number of weeks) rEglin Flyer (Number of weeks) rHurlburt Patriot (Number of weeks) rGreen Beret (Number of weeks) ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________$11.00________________$11.60________________ ________________ ________________ ________________$11.20________________$11.80________________ ________________ ________________ ________________$11.40________________$12.00First Word Price of First Run................$ + Price of subsequent runs....$ = Total Price............................$ Ads are non-refundable. Capture the Eglin and Hurlburt markets in the base newspapers! The cost-effective way to reach your customers on Eglin Air Force Base & Hurlburt Field! OWNERSNeed Help Managing Your Investment Property? Contact Any Member of our Property Management Department (850) 678-5178www.CarriageHills.com | Rental@CarriageHills.com 1821 John Sims Parkway | Niceville, Florida 32578Bonnie Mucklow Linda Davis Richard McNally Joyce Anderson Barb Pendergraft Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. There are seven 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 and 9/11, 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 Club s numerous children s programs throughout our community.Times a wastin Act now! Call Bill at 897-4396 or Jim at 897-3068 & order a flag.Serving the Children of the WorldLet Kiwanis Raise Old Glory at Your House or BusinessNiceville/ValparaisoKiwa nis Club

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Bat assist earns Eagle rank for scoutLawson Procter McInnis, of Troop 157 in Niceville and son of Procter and Samantha McInnis of Miramar Beach, has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Lawson raised money and donations for a Bat Roost at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport. Class makes friends, potholdersCarol Burkhard shows Natasha Santo how to hold her crochet hook properly while Linda Castleman works to create a potholder at a crochet class held at the Northwest Florida Heritage Museum May 21. For more information on joining a class, call the museum at 678-2615. Karate students get kicks in OkinawaStudents from C.D. Williamson Karate, Niceville, recently traveled to Okinawa and tested before Shorinryu Shorinkan Hanchi Judan Minoru Nagazato, a tenth degree black belt. Pictured from left are Daniel Kennedy who achieved the rank of Nidan or second degree black belt, Marie Lee who achieved the rank of Shodan or first degree black belt, and Julie Nelson who also achieved the rank of Shodan. Pet project for Girl ScoutsSome of the girls from Girl Scout Troop 910 visited Pet Welfare on Eglin, May 4, to deliver nearly $200 worth of supplies they purchased for the no kill animal shelter. The girls held a yard sale to raise the money used to purchase the supplies. Pictured, Emilie Potter, Kara Bolin, Maggie Wollard, Lilly Bolin and Christina Carter with some of the dogs available for adoption at Pet Welfare. Available pets can be found on petfinder.com. Girls Red soccer wins U11The 01 Girls Red team won the U11 bracket last May 4-5 in the annual Emerald Coast Classic Soccer Tournament hosted by Nicevilles FC Dallas Emerald Coast, an affiliate of the Major League Soccer team FC Dallas. Pictured left to right on the top row are Kywana Donahoo, Kaeori Stone, Kayla Stephensen, Caitlyn Stringfellow, Coach Jim McDermott, Marissa Rung, Jayden Horne, Tai Duren-Wynn and Alexandra Davis. Pictured left to right on the bottom row are Victoria Sherwin, Taylor Hendricks, Rene Johnson, Hailey Moriarty and Georgia Bomar. Students at Stemm have fun learningStudents at the Stemm Academy enjoyed a Community Day Friday, May 10. Students participated in several different, academically challenging activities including taking EOD robots for a test spin. Here Jordan Stutler, a sixth grader at Stemm, tries on protective gear with help from an EOD specialist. ObituaryHarold F. Pate1935 2013 Harold F. Pate, age 77, passed away on 13 May 2013 from a heart attack. He was born on 21 Aug 1935 in Barney, AL to the late, Preston and Belle Pate. He was preceded in death by his sister, June Hembree. Survivors include his devoted wife of 54 years, Louise Pate; two daughters, Annita Phillips, husband Thomas, and Connie Hanley, husband Michael and one son Raymond Pate, wife Debra; grandchildren, Nicholas Phillips, Trevor Costabile, Laura, Michael and Timothy Pate. Harold retired after serving 20 years in the Air Force as an electronic technician. A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:00 am at Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Niceville, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the Rocky Bayou Christian School College Fund or the Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church in Harolds name. You may express condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at heritagegardensfuneralhome.c om. Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements. for only $250Need 5 or more Bags?Call us at least 30 minutes prior to arriving at Ice House. 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