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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 taxable value of Niceville and Valparaiso property last year grew faster than that in other jurisdictions in Okaloosa County, which itself saw an increase in property values for the first time since 2007, according to the preliminary figures by the Okaloosa County Property Appraiser. The Niceville, Valparaiso, East Niceville and North Bay taxing districts were the four highest areas in terms of percentage increase in property values since the previous year, according to the figures, released by the appraiser May 28. Including the value of completed new construction, Niceville's taxable property values as of Jan. 1, 2013, were 4.662 percent higher than a year earlier, totaling $813.5 million, up from $777.3 million. Niceville's percentage increase was the highest in the county. Taxable values are assessed values less exemptions such as homestead and Save Our Homes. The figures released this week are subject to revision before they are certified as final June 21. The final values will be those used in figuring a given property's taxes for county, public schools, cities, fire districts, and other taxing jurisdictions. According to the preliminary figures, Valparaiso saw a 3.328 By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The six-month Atlantic hurricane season began Saturday. Typically, the peak of the hurricane season, during which the most severe storms are likely to hit the Emerald Coast, occurs between mid-August and the end of October. Fortunately, the Twin Cities area has been spared direct hits from major hurricanes for the past several years, although that could change in any given year, including this one. Okaloosa County Emergency Manager Randy McDaniel and emergency management staff member Ken Wolfe recently briefed the Beacon on some new aspects of local hurricane preparation. Wolfe said that according to an annual hurricane season forecast by nationally respected meteorologist Dr. William Gray of Colorado State University, the average probability of a hurricane striking Florida’s Gulf Coast this year is 48 percent—noticeably higher than the 30 percent average annual probability of such a storm striking the Gulf Coast. Regardless of forecasts and probabilities, any season in which a hurricane actually strikes the Niceville-Valparaiso area is a bad season for local residents. As in any hurricane season, residents are well-advised to prepare themselves to either take shelter or evacuate in the event a hurricane or severe tropical storm approaches. According to a recent monthly newsletter from the Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO), those who choose to “ride out” a storm in the local area should follow the “72-hour rule”—that is, prepare to survive on one’s own for at least the first three days after the storm. It may take that long before organized outside aid reaches storm-ravaged areas in substantial amounts. Recommended contents for individual hurricane readiness kits can be viewed in the CHELCO newsletter, as well as on the Okaloosa County website at www.Okaloosafl.org, and in the 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, June 5, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 22 Pages, 3 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see TAX, page A-5 Please see ELECTION, page A-5 Please see SEEN, page A-2One seat contested in Niceville election Thurs., 2 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library invites everyone to the first Movie Thursday of the summer. The movie will be Escape from Planet Earth Call 729-5406. Sat., 10 a.m. The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County is hosting a program on Online Family Trees presented by Margaret Harris at Northwest Florida Heritage Museum 115 Westview Dr. For more info call 6782023 Mon., 10 a.m. Michael Aurbach will transform the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center with large scale sculpture designed to comment on the paradoxes and contradictions of life. Exhibit open through July 19. Call 729-6044 or visit mattiekellyartscenter.org. Calendar, B-2 COMING UP By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The East Niceville Fire District is working on an agreement with the North Bay Fire District to perform inspections on buildings in East Niceville. East Niceville Fire Chief Michael Wright said eight businesses and the East Niceville Fire Station must be inspected for safety each year by the East Niceville Fire District. Previously, Wright said, a county inspector or Niceville Fire Department fire inspector did the work at no cost to the district. Okaloosa County Construction inspector Chuck Bonta said the county stopped performing free fire inspections around 2007. Bonta now performs fire inspections for all unincorporated north-county areas, and charges the individual businesses inspected. Bonta said the county charges a minimum inspection fee of $50 per job for structures up to 2,500 square feet and the prices increase as structures get larger. Niceville Fire Inspector Mike Valenzuela said the city entered into an interlocal agreement with the county in 2001 to perform inspections in unicorporated East Niceville without charging. Valenzuela said Niceville decided to stop performing fire inspections for East Niceville because the added liability was too much of a burden with no financial gain. He said the agreement could be terminated if either The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Hurricanes seen as more likely this year Kick back Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Meghan Doan, 15, breaks a board held by Darrin Palmer of ATA Taekwondo, Niceville, during a self-defense class at the Niceville Public Library May 29. The free one-hour class, attended by 16 teenage girls, taught them how to break the grasp of an attacke r and how to fight him off by targeting vulnerable points. Fire district eyes inspection fees Rocky Bayou Christian School Graduates 52The senior class of Rocky Bayou Christian School stands on stage to begin their graduation ceremony at the First Assembly of God, Niceville, May 31. The 2013 class contained 52 graduates. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Please see DISTRICT, page A-2 Supplement to The Bay Beacon Niceville, Florida • June 5, 2013 Inside . Class of 2013 Police Blotter, page A-4 $13,576,903,661 $17,899,368,086 $18,806,840,352 $17,410,630,993 $16,174,789,111 $14,499,871,635 $13,781,239,430 $13,565,741,937 $13,829,355,612 20052006 20072008 2009 2010 201120122 013* $0 $5 $10 $15 $20Billions *2013 preliminary Ok. Co. Property Appraiser Okaloosa County taxable values By year, property subject to taxation by the county commission County tax rolls snap 5-year losing streakOfficials offer advice on dealing with stormsBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville City Council seat occupied by Dan Henkel will be contested by Armand G. Izzo in the election to be held July 16. Sal Nodjomian will retain his seat for the next term, as no one filed to run against him by Friday's noon deadline. Izzo, 54, a program manager for TASC Inc., an engineering firm contracted by Eglin Air Force Base, was the person to file for the contest for a four-year-term in the Group 4 seat. Izzo, of Sugarcane Creek Dan Henkel Armand Izzo

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the county or the city of Niceville wanted out of the agreement. Wright said North Bay inspector Lloyd Losinger would perform inspections in the East Niceville district for $75 per job. A reinspection would be done, if necessary, at no additional charge. A second reinspection, which Wright said would be unlikely, would cost $50. Wright said this would be much cheaper than paying an East Niceville employee to get the necessary schooling to perform the inspections. At the East Niceville Fire District Commission meeting May 13, Wright said he would develop an ordinance allowing East Niceville to collect reimbursement fees from the individual businesses that receive inspections. In addition to the eight businesses in the East Niceville Fire District which require fire inspections, the East Niceville Fire Station must also be inspected. The commission voted unanimously at the meeting to allow Wright to work out an agreement with North Bay, and to allow Wright to draft an ordinance to allow East Niceville to be reimbursed for inspection costs by the businesses for which they perform inspections. The commission will discuss the issue at its next meeting June 10. Scott Bagistino, owner of Scotty's Auto Repair at 1601 E. John Sims Parkway, one of the businesses in the East Niceville district that would be charged a reimbursement for fire inspections, said he shouldn't have to pay a fee for fire inspections, a service he said he is already paying for through his property taxes. "That's the reason we're paying taxes in the first place," Bagistino said. "I understand [the fire district] plays an important role, but there's no reason for them to nail us with an extra fire inspection fee." Bagistino, whose business has been in its current location for 12 years, said he has never had to pay an additional fire inspection fee, and said the fire district had not contacted him about the possibility of such a fee. The businesses in the East Niceville District, which require fire inspections, are: Scotty’s Auto Repair at 1601 E John Sims Parkway; Living Faith church at 1023 N. Partin Drive; Zitec at 1315 N. Partin Drive; Palm Family Dental at 704 N. Palm Blvd.; Pam’s Lighthouse Learning Center at 1209 47th St.; Rocky Bayou Country Club at 600 Golf Course Drive; Montesorri School for the Arts at 410 Fir Ave.; Mini Storage at 1315 N. Partin Drive. hurricane section of the MyFlorida state website. The county website also includes such useful information as hurricane shelter locations, recommended evacuation routes, and potential storm surge and flood zone maps for each category of hurricane severity ranging from Category 1, the least severe, to Category 5, the most damaging type of hurricane. Okaloosa County, said Wolfe and McDaniel, now offers a new application for owners of smartphones. The new app can be downloaded for free by typing in ReadyOkaloosa to one’s smart phone. The app provides information about hurricanes, to include weather forecasts, local beach and road conditions, times and locations of shelter openings, and a link for residents to sign up for the county’s Code Red automated telephone warnings of hurricanes, tornadoes, hazmat spills and other emergencies that may affect your local neighborhood. For example, although the Niceville area has a public emergency shelter located at the sports arena of Northwest Florida State College, that shelter may or may not be open during any particular storm, said Wolfe. The first county storm shelter likely to be opened in case of an emergency, he said, is the one located at Davidson Middle School, Crestview, because, in addition to serving the general public, it also contains Okaloosa County’s primary “special needs” shelter, which provides shelter for people with certain medical conditions along with their caregivers or family members. Other shelters, such as the one at Northwest Florida State College, will be opened as needed, depending on the severity of an approaching storm and other factors. To learn about specific shelter openings and other information about a particular approaching storm, said Wolfe, people may use the new ReadyOkaloosa smart phone app, or use their personal computers to access information on the County website. Information may also be obtained by calling the Okaloosa County information phone line at 311. An excellent way to prepare for hurricane season is by “hardening” one’s own home to make it better able to withstand a storm, and the state of Florida is willing to help you pay for doing so. McDaniel told the Beacon that it is possible to obtain state matching grants for the expense of hardening one’s home against hurricanes and tropical storms. Information about the state matching grant program is available online at http://www.mysafeFlorida.org/ mysafefloridahome.html. The state website includes an article from State of Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, explaining how the state grant program works, how to obtain a free pre-hurricane home inspection, and how to apply for matching grants of up to $5,000 to harden one’s home. One may download an application for a free home inspection by a state qualified inspector trained in wind-resistant building techniques. Following the inspection, a detailed report will be provided to the homeowner, which will explain what improvements can be made to strengthen your home against hurricanes, as well as cost estimates for each of the recommended improvements, and a rating of how hurricane-resistant your home is today, and how resistant it will be if the recommended improvements are made. It will also explain what insurance discounts may be available to you if improvements are made to your home, and how to obtain those discounts from your insurance company. Some of the home improvements likely to be recommended by an inspector, according to Sink, include: —Improving the strength of your roof deck attachment. —Creating a secondary water barrier to prevent water intrusion —Improving the survivability of your roof covering. —Bracing gable-ends in your roof framing. —Reinforcing the roof-towall connections. —Upgrading exterior wallopening protections. —Upgrading exterior doors. To sign up for a free wind inspection, phone the My Safe Florida home helpline at 1-866513-6734, or use the website at www.mysafefloridahome.com. Once your application is approved, you will be contacted by a qualified inspector to set up a time for your home inspection. Following the home inspection, you will be provided an inspection report, prioritizing the improvements that will give you the greatest defense against hurricanes, and an estimate of the cost of each improvement. Based on your report, you may apply for up to a $5,000 matching grant from the state to help fund the recommended improvements to your home. According to the state website, some local governments and not-for-profit agencies are also offering grants to lowincome homeowners in certain areas of the state. These programs will offer hurricane protection upgrades at reduced or no cost to the qualifying homeowner. SEENFrom page A-1Page A-2 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Colorado State University Major hurricanes hit the U.S. Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard with increasing frequency in the 18-year period ended in 2012, compared with the period ended in 1994. DISTRICTFrom page A-1 Scotty's Auto Repair at 1601 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, is one of eight businesses in the East Niceville Fire District that may have to pay a $75 fire inspection fee beginning this year. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser NowMake your lifetime dreams come true! Ask about our small business loans.Andalusia • Opp • Crestview • NicevilleLoans subject to credit approval. 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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission has approved a one-year extension of the city’s Interlocal agreement with Okaloosa County regarding allocation of revenue from county gas taxes. According to the agreement, Valparaiso will receive approximately 2.98% of the proceeds from existing County gasoline taxes. The neighboring city of Niceville will receive approximately 4.85 %, and Okaloosa County will receive 60%, with the remaining revenue going to other cities throughout the county. The extension of the Interlocal agreement was not related to another proposal from the county to enact additional gas taxes, which would also be shared with cities throughout the county if the proposed gas tax hike is later approved by the Okaloosa County Commission. During a meeting May 13, the city commission approved a 10-year solid waste disposal agreement with Allied Services, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. The agreement allows for a gradual increase in waste disposal fees of about 17% over the next 10 years. For example, during the next 10 years, the price per ton for disposing of city waste and white goods would climb from $49.79 to $54.97, while the price per ton for handling yard waste is expected to climb from $42.21 to $46.61. Commissioners also approved a contract award for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) services. The contract was awarded to Jordan and Associates Municipal Consultants, one of four companies that submitted proposals. The commission also discussed, but did not make final decisions, concerning several proposals which will be discussed again at the commission’s regular monthly meeting on June 10 before being put to a final vote. These included: —Ordinances to vacate the city’s right-of-way along Bayshore Drive near the shore of Toms Bayou. The ordinances, if approved, would allow property owners along the platted but never-paved section of Bayshore Drive to claim property all the way to the water’s edge. The ordinances, if adopted, could make properties more valuable and increase city ad valorem tax revenue. At least one Valparaiso resident, however, has objected in writing to the proposed right-ofway vacation. Obie O’Brien wrote to the city on April 29, saying that vacating the city’s right-of-way would jeopardize the existing green spaces along the shoreline and could reduce or eliminate the ability of boaters and other local residents to make use of the shoreline as they have done in the past. O’Brien also expressed concern about the possible environmental impact if property owners attempt to build along the shoreline. —Commissioners discussed a proposed ordinance to simplify the city’s business licensing process and limit business license fees to a maximum of $50. —They discussed a similar proposed ordinance regarding contractor fees within the city. —Another proposed ordinance discussed by the city commission would elevate the city’s current rules governing behavior in city parks from the status of a city resolution to a city ordinance, thus making them easier to enforce. —City commissioners also discussed a possible new design to be used during the upcoming repainting of the city water tank. The new design, if adopted, The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page A-3 Low rates are just around the corner. 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Hebert, Pamela J. Hill, Mark Magestro, Kristin Meredith, Morgan Mondragon, Elizabeth A. Scruggs, Brian Seymour, Dalton Shost, Anthony L. Tognaci, Grace Wells. Niceville: Evan Adler, Cassandra E. Ali, Esther E. Alldredge, Gloryanne C. Allen, Jonathan D. Allen, Lori A. Anderson, Loretta E. Aubert, Shera D. Aziz, Cody Bahler, Michaela Bass, Brandon Beauchamp, Nakara Beliveau, Christopher M. Bennett, Paige L. Bennett, Elizabeth Berry, Joshua C. Berry, Victoria M. Bishop, Kala E. Blackmon, Steven M. Bowman, Todd J. Brigman, Julie K. Brooks, Katie E. Brown, Angela L. Buchanan, Kayla M. Buchanan, Rebecca Cathey, Brandon J. Cherveny, Bethany Chestnut, Jonathan D. Delgado, Mary N. Dickerson, William Easley, Mary P. Eichler, Kimberly A. Fisher, Rachel Fuller, Zachary J. Gadzinski, Ciarra Garza, James B. George, Katherine Gillette, Cathleen C. Hoffman, Jorden Holland, Katrina M. Jammer, Mariah Jammer, Emmett L Jesse, Abigail Johnson, Mark A. Jordan, Matthew J. Jordan, Jessica M. Keel, Ashley L. Kempton, Kristi Kinchen, C. H. Knight, Brennen M. Leon, Justyn M. Lewis-Washington, Felicia J. Martin, Tessa Mayhew, Gabriel E. Mcdonald, Luis Melecio-Zambrano, Hannah B. Merrell, Hayden Meyer, Haleigh Mooney, Andrew S. Moore, Stirling B. Naber, Jami B. Nespoli, Hannah Nowers, Amie M. Parker, Elizabeth Pearson, Amber Phillips, Sherry L. Rickman, Sierra D. Riddle, Quinn Ritter, Arden M. Robertson, Danielle R. Rominger, Alexander Russ, Amanda Rutherford, Amber Sanders, Melanie C. Schultz, Aubrey A. Schwartz, Caitlin Simpson, Haley Smith, Joshua D. Spradlin, Alec Stanton, Jesse Taylor, Sarianna Thomas, Sandra L. Tierney, Emily Triplett, Amy Tromba, Tyler A. Underwood, Alexander Wagner, Kori A. Wagner, Andrew J. Washburn, Lisa M. Werenskjold, Rebecca A. Wheeler, Caitlyn Williams, Kathryn J. Williams, Kyle A. Witt, Nicholas J. Zins. Valparaiso: Joy B. Armbrester, Christopher A. Barnes, Stephanie J. Fitzgerald, Tara A. Lord, Charnita Storr, Laura L. Vitullo, Joshua M. Woeckener.Dean’s ListFreeport: Samuel Blizzard, Elizabeth Haney, Anna Lennon, Susannah R. Lennon, Wahyu D. Lestari, Cheryl L. Maxwell, Jesse Moon, Mikaela Norton, Jessica Parsons, Jessica R. Stabile, Ryan J. Stabile, Brianna S. Thames, Rebekah Thorgaard, Candace B. Tousignant, Brittany Umble, Joshua D. Whitaker. Niceville: Corrine E. Akins, Jenny L. Armstrong, Santana M. Barlow, Jennifer M. Barsky Alexandria Bikker, Alexa K. Birmingham, Brittany N. Boothe, Agustin T. Borrero, Mark Boutwell, Jarret W. Bristol, Aaron C. Cain, Christine M. Campbell, Fletcher Cary, David T. Collins, Meghan Connelly, Kristen M. Cook, David J. De Vos, Hector J. Delgado, Sebastian G. Duckworth, Brandon E. Farlough, Kathryn Ferris, Trystan Flegal, Dennis A. Fleming Ginger L. Foster, Salina N. Fountas, Jensen B. Francis, Codey R. Friesen, Susan L. Galati, Cristina E. Garcia, Rachel Godfrey, Gaynell E. Graff, Anne Griffin, Allison Harris, Thomas Hiltl, Stephen Huntley, Madisan B. Johnson, Ana R. 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ArrestsJustin Levi Eugene Perkins, a tile installer, 28, of 505 A 23rd St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 24 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Perkins allegedly threw a hamburger and a beer can at someone, hitting the victim above the right eye with the can. Perkins' required court appearance is June 11. *** Christina Marie Cook, unemployed, 23, of 105 21st St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 23 on a charge of child neglect without harm. Cook's required court appearance is June 25. *** Linda F. Burke, a stocker, 49, of 915 Harrerson Lane, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police May 21 on charges of forgery/altering a prescription and possession of new legend drugs. Burke was issued a prescription for 30 Ultram pills, a nonscheduled, new legend drug. Burke allegedly altered the quantity "30" on the prescription to read "180" and used it to get pills from the pharmacy at the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Burke's required court appearance is June 11. *** Michael Austin Milum, 22, of 1619 26th St. Apt. A, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 23 on a charge of use of explosives, throwing a projectile. Milum allegedly bought two glass bottles, a one-gallon can of camping gasoline and gloves from the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. He allegedly asked someone to place a rag in the gas can. Glass found at a residence on the first block of Dana Pointe Drive, Niceville, had an anchorshaped etching that matched the bottles Milum purchased. Police believe Milum made a Molotov cocktail, placing fuel in the bottles and using a rag as a fuse. Police believe he threw the explosive at someone's car. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement found one of Milum's fingerprints on a piece of glass from the explosion. The Florida Fire Marshal's office found light petroleum distillate in the cloth in the neck of one of the bottles at the explosion scene. The petroleum distillate is found in camping fuel, according to the fire marshal. Milum's required court appearance is June 25. *** Gail Marie Williams, 36, of 439 Cedar Ave., Freeport, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 28 on an Escambia County warrant for the original charge of failure to appear for failure to pay cab fare. *** Bryan Jacob Smith, a restaurant server, 24, of 105 Harding Road Lot F, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 25 on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence and violation of probation. A deputy observed Smith on Stahlman Avenue, Destin, stumbling around the area and into traffic. He was allegedly yelling, screaming and displaying his middle fingers at the deputy. The deputy pulled his patrol car behind Smith, and Smith charged the car. The deputy got out of the car, and Smith charged him with a clenched fist while swearing. The deputy told Smith to back away, but he continued to advance. The deputy Tased Smith and took him into custody. *** Melissa Kay Clemons, unemployed, 37, of 718 27th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 23 on a charge of violation of probation. Clemons was arrested April 19 on a charge of driving while license suspended second offense. On April 29, a probation officer signed an affidavit certifying that Clemons had violated probation. She is on probation for giving false information to a pawn broker and trafficking stolen property in Okaloosa County. TheftsA Niceville resident reported May 24 someone had burglarized the business at 1098 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. The business owner reported someone had taken $300 from the store. *** A Niceville resident of the 300 block of Reeves Street reported May 23 someone stole his air conditioner unit from the window of his residence. DUI arrestsScott Robert Macargel, unemployed, 52, of 1217 Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at 626 W. Johns Sims Parkway, Niceville, May 23 at 2:27 a.m. Macargel was also cited for driving with an open container. His required court appearance is June 11. *** Athena Jeandell Carnett, 23, of 415 Escanaba Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police for DUI at SR 397 at Mansfield Avenue, Valparaiso, May 26 at 2:13 a.m. Carnett was also cited for driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. Her required court appearance is June 18. *** Sara Elizabeth Horrell, a waitress, 20, of 1217 Shipley Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at SR 293, Niceville, May 26 at 5:06 a.m. Horrell's required court appearance is June 18. *** Lauren Michelle Markowski, a restaurant employee, 20, of 513 Blackwater Run, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at SR 20 at Tamarack Avenue, Niceville, May 25 at 1:35 a.m. Markowski was also cited for driving 75 mph in a 45 mph zone. Her required court appearance is June 11. Criminal mischiefNiceville police received a call May 26 reporting that during the Blazefest music festval at the Mullet Festival site at 601 Highway 85 N., Niceville, someone had crashed into a table with a golf cart and was dragging the cart through the park area. Police said financial restitution will depend on the property owner's request.Bear sightingNiceville police received a call May 25 reporting a female bear and two cubs were crossing the intersection of South Partin Drive and Bayshore Drive, Niceville. 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 23, 2013 through June 2, 2013. 1 Structure Fire32 Emergency Medical Calls 2 Vehicle Fire7 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn14 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Partin Dr.....................................Alarm activation.............5/23/13........................10:03 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/23/13........................14:58 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Alarm activation.............5/23/13........................19:11 Bayou Ln........................................Medical...........................5/23/13........................19:43 20th Street......................................Medical...........................5/23/13........................19:52 McEwen Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/23/13........................19:53 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/24/13........................08:17 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash..................5/24/13........................10:17 S.R. 85 N........................................Medical...........................5/24/13........................12:25 Mulry Dr..........................................Medical...........................5/24/13........................14:51 S.R. 85 N........................................Medical...........................5/24/13........................19:02 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/24/13........................23:22 Kelly Rd..........................................Cancelled.......................5/25/13........................00:24 Nathey Ave.....................................Medical...........................5/26/13........................00:48 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash..................5/26/13........................06:16 22nd Street.....................................Medical...........................5/26/13........................07:44 Coral Dr..........................................Vehicle fire......................5/26/13........................08:49 E. John Sims Pkwy........................False call........................5/26/13........................09:56 Camellia Pl.....................................Medical...........................5/26/13........................12:38 Regatta Dr......................................Medical...........................5/26/13........................13:17 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle Crash.................5/26/13........................13:19 22nd Street.....................................Medical...........................5/26/13........................17:54 22nd Street.....................................Service call.....................5/26/13........................20:47 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...........................5/27/13........................03:03 E. John Sims Pkwy........................False call........................5/27/13........................11:03 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Water rescue..................5/27/13........................17:06 Bayshore Dr...................................Water problem...............5/27/13........................17:34 Everglade Dr..................................Medical...........................5/27/13........................20:45 Peachtree Way..............................Medical...........................5/27/13........................22:24 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/28/13........................06:28 Grand Oak Dr.................................Alarm activation.............5/28/13........................09:42 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/28/13........................10:22 21st Street......................................Alarm activation.............5/28/13........................18:02 Yacht Club Dr.................................Illegal burn......................5/28/13........................20:07 Rue de Palms................................Medical...........................5/29/13........................07:48 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/29/13........................09:03 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash..................5/29/13........................09:58 Edgewater/Roberts Dr...................Vehicle fire......................5/29/13........................18:01 S.R. 85 N........................................Vehicle crash..................5/30/13........................01:11 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................06:36 Reeves St.......................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................07:41 Nathey Ave.....................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................12:02 Oak Ave..........................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................14:23 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................14:56 Carr Dr............................................Smoke scare..................5/30/13........................16:27 Bayshore Dr...................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................17:37 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/31/13........................02:01 Chimney Rock Cir..........................Alarm activation.............5/31/13........................10:35 Twin Cities Blvd..............................Structure fire...................5/31/13........................14:46 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash..................5/31/13........................16:29Valparaiso FireThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of May: Location Situation Date Time Aucilla Cove....................................Fire alarm.....................5/4/13...........................14:46 Davenport Ave................................Fall................................5/5/13...........................07:25 S. John Sims Pkwy........................External gas leak.........5/6/13...........................03:51 Government Ave............................Vehicle accident...........5/9/13...........................08:57 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle accident...........5/9/13...........................20:30 Lincoln Ave.....................................Sick call........................5/10/13.........................00:50 Illinois Ave.......................................Cardiac arrest...............5/10/13.........................05:44 Hidden Cove Way..........................Overdose......................5/10/13.........................20:14 Edge Ave........................................Sick call........................5/13/13.........................23:14 Toms Bayou Bridge........................Vehicle accident...........5/10/13.........................10:56 Iowa Ave.........................................Cardiac arrest...............5/18/13.........................02:11 Washington Ave.............................Hemorrhage.................5/18/13.........................04:47 Edge Ave........................................Sick call........................5/20/13.........................01:52 Lincoln Ave.....................................Chest pain....................5/20/13.........................13:21 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Allergic reaction............5/20/13.........................18:53 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Public assist.................5/22/13.........................15:58 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Fire alarm.....................5/23/13.........................10:34 Hwy. 85/College Blvd.....................Vehicle accident...........5/24/13.........................09:29 Edge Ave,.......................................Sick call........................5/24/13.........................10:44 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Fire alarm.....................5/24/13.........................16:05 Edge Ave........................................Fire alarm.....................5/24/13.........................17:50 Kelly Road......................................Person down................5/25/13.........................00:24 Tennessee Ave...............................Heart problem..............5/25/13.........................13:31 Government Ave............................Chest pain....................5/26/13.........................16:28 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Drowning......................5/27/13.........................17:04 Edge Ave........................................Abdominal pain............5/28/13.........................01:05 Valparaiso Pkwy.............................Public assist.................5/29/13.........................09:59North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 24, 2013 through June 2, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Treasure Cove/White Point Rd.....Vehicle accident.....................5/24/13..............02:52 N. White Point Rd..........................Medical assist.........................5/25/13..............13:43 Legendary Dr..................................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/27/13..............01:03 Emerald Coast Pkwy.....................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/28/13..............05:42 N. White Point Rd..........................Medical...................................5/28/13..............08:16 Yacht Club Dr.................................Good intent.............................5/28/13..............20:07 E. Hidden Lakes Dr........................Medical assist.........................5/29/13..............00:23 Fairway Lakes Dr...........................Medical assist.........................5/29/13..............01:23 Muirfield Way..................................Medical...................................5/29/13..............11:35 Kokomo Row..................................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/29/13..............12:23 Evans Ct.........................................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/30/13..............09:01 N. White Point Rd..........................Medical...................................5/30/13..............11:25 White Point Rd...............................Alarm activation......................5/30/13..............14:59 Range Rd.......................................Alarm activation......................5/30/13..............16:17 Carr Dr............................................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/30/13..............16:28 Windward Cir..................................Medical...................................5/30/13..............21:38 Racoon Trail...................................Medical assist.........................5/31/13..............10:51 E. Hwy. 20......................................Animal problem......................5/31/13..............11:11 Napa Way.......................................Medical...................................5/31/13..............11:40 Twin Cities Blvd..............................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/31/13..............14:48 Glenlake Cir....................................Medical...................................6/1/13.................09:38 Shadow Ln.....................................Dispatched. & cancelled........6/1/13.................10:03 N. White Point Rd..........................Medical...................................6/2/13.................09:54 White Point Rd...............................Medical...................................6/2/13.................11:14 Troon Dr. W....................................Public assist...........................6/2/13.................16:25 N. White Point Rd..........................Medical...................................6/2/13.................17:12 Sailboat Dr......................................Medical...................................6/2/13.................18:40 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Page A-4 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 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 Vacation Bible School St. Paul Lutheran Church1407 E. John Sims Pkwy. • NicevilleSon West ROUND UP Find ultimate truth in a Wild West settingA great time for all singing songs, eating great snacks, creating crafts, and playing games The cost of Vacation Bible School is $5.00 per child; this includes their own cowboy hat & bandana Open to children ages 3 (potty trained) 10June 10 June 14 from 8:30 a.m. -11:30 p.m. For more information, call 678-1298 NicevilleINSURANCEAGENCY www.nicevilleinsurance.com P r o t e c t i n g Y o u r B u s i n e s s . Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. You can count on us. Safe. Sound. Secure. 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 years Browse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606 Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA 1181 E. 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percent boost in t axable va lues in 2012, the county's second highest rate of increase, with values at $185.4 million, up from $179.4 million. The North Bay and East Niceville Fire Districts rank third and fourth, respectively, in projected property value increase in the county, with North Bay projected to see a 2.752 percent increase and East Niceville expected to have values increase by 2.682 percent. Property Appraiser Pete Smith said the large increases indicated the mid-county area remains attractive to potential homeowners. "Obviously people still want to live there [in the Twin Cities area]," Smith said. "Even when the bottom fell out of the real estate market a few years ago, values in that area didn't really falter. And there are a lot of really nice subdivisions in the area that are just really attractive to people." Valparaiso City Administrator Carl Scott said the city's property value increase speaks to the convenience of being a Valparaiso homeowner. "People realize that Valparaiso is a great place to live," Scott said. "Our city is staffed with people who are willing to help and make sure your home is a good investment, and we make it very easy to live here." Scott said the approval for the construction of eight new residences in Valparaiso last year contributed to the increase in property values. Overall, Okaloosa County property values are projected to increase for the first time since 2007, when the real estate "bubble" burst. In 2007, values peaked at $18.8 billion and decreased every year through 2012, falling 27.9 percent over the slump. This year, total values are expected to increase nearly 2 percent, up to $13.8 billion from $13.5 billion last year. Only two Okaloosa tax districts, Cinco Bayou and the Florosa Fire District, continued to see decreases in taxable property values in 2012, according to the appraiser's preliminary figures. TAXFrom page A-1 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “I think it s good. When I m driving, I often see people with their phones up, and it makes me feel unsafe.” Nelia Balazs, 49, Crestview, stocker “I think it s great. I personally know people who have died because of texting and driving. Barry Lott, 33, Fort Walton Beach, student Janice McCauley, 33, Navarre, student dental assistant Dante Butler, 25, Crestview, military What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about Florida s new law against texting while driving?Sarah Phillips, 22, Crestview, unemployedLocation: Northwest Florida State College campus“I think it s a reasonable law. It could save lives.” “I think it s a good law to prevent accidents. Texting prevents people from focusing on their driving.” Hannah Nowers, 16, Niceville, student “I m in favor of the law. I m the mother of a teenager, and I m concerned about safety.” NICEVILLE’S #1 CHOICEFOR ALL OF YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS850-678-51611350 East John Sims Pkwy., Niceville 2011 CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CENTURY 21 IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNED BY CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPANY. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.TEAM Wilson Minger WelcomesNEW AGENTS AMANDA GRANDY JEN WILSON CARL BENNETT MIKE RYAN Ritz Salon www.RitzSalonNiceville.com Mid-Bay Plaza | Bluewater Bay | 897-4466 CONGRATULATES2013 GraduatesThe staff of Ritz SalonA bright future lies ahead for you Steven G. 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University of Tennessee Dental 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(850) 897-9600 ZOOM2!Professional Whitening System Like uson FACEBOOK CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE! 1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/Boxes Call for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) Run, Niceville, said he hopes to bring "honed leadership" to the Niceville City Council if elected. "I have built an extensive background in leadership," Izzo said. "[The election} provides me with an opportunity to bring homegrown leadership to the city of Niceville." Izzo said part of his leadership skills stem from his completion of the nine-month Leadership Okaloosa program, which is designed to enhance leadership skills and promote community awareness. Izzo said his campaign slogan is "Leadership for Niceville." Henkel, 57, a program manager in Eglin's 53rd wing, is confident in his record as a councilman, saying he doesn't intend to make any major changes if elected to another term. "So far I wouldn't change anything I've done as a councilman," Henkel said. "I've always been a champion of low taxes and high quality of life for Niceville." Henkel, of Rocky Shores Drive, Niceville, was elected in a 2008 special election and re-elected in 2009. Nodjomian, former installation commander at Eglin Air Force Base and current executive vice president of the Matrix Design Group engineering firm, will begin his first full term in July, as he is unopposed. He was also unopposed in his first bid for the seat last year. Nodjomian, of Black Bear Circle, Niceville, said he is optimistic about his next term. "We've started a lot of great things in the past six months," Nodjomian said. "I look forward to being able to see a lot of those ideas come to completion." Nodjomian, 46, is finishing the term of former city councilman Bill Smith, who left the post last year to run an unsuccessful campaign for Okaloosa County Commission. ELECTIONFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserFour homes are under construction on North Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso. City Administrator Carl Scott said these developments are part of the reason Valparaiso's taxable property values including new construction are projected to increase by 3.328 percent from last year, one of the highest increases in Okaloosa County. Sal Nodjomian“I think it s awesome. Being a motorcycle rider, I have to worry about drivers who don t see me, and texting while driving only makes that problem worse.” We are looking for old furniture and other items you might have in your attic, barn, garage or storage building. Give us a call and we will take a look.Call Barb: (850) 902-2205

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN includes the im age of an F-35 airplane, flanked by two smaller images of F-16 fighter planes, and bears the slogan, “City of Valparaiso—Home of Eglin Air Force Base.” In other business, City Commissioner Joe Morgan expressed concern that the owner of the Compass Rose restaurant in Valparaiso may be trying to go too far in taking advantage of the recent agreement with the city commission allowing him to build a boat dock next to his restaurant, which overlooks the shore of Toms Bayou. Morgan said that the agreement approved earlier this year by the city commission was to allow the Compass Rose to install a small boat dock to accommodate “a couple of boats.” However, said Morgan, plans apparently submitted recently by the Compass Rose to the Army Corps of Engineers and Florida Department of Environmental Protection include a 90-foot dock which would accommodate up to nine vessels at a time. Morgan said this is well beyond the scope of what the city agreed to, and could interfere with water skiers and other boat traffic on Toms Bayou. Morgan said it could also raise the issue of whether the city would have to create a No Wake zone in order to prevent damage to boats docked at the restaurant due to the wakes of boats towing water skiers in the bayou. This, said Morgan, could potentially bring an end to water skiing in that part of Toms Bayou, which has long been a favorite place for that activity by many city residents and others. VALP.From page A-3 Take a free boat ride Saturday, June 8, by visiting the Freedom Boat Club (FBC) open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bluewater Bay Marina. There is no better way to enjoy a Florida summer than in a boat. Fishing, tubing, water skiing, scuba diving and sailing are essential elements of Florida living, and Freedom Boat Club provides its members access to the water without the added hassle and expense of boat maintenance, insurance, storage and cleaning. At this Saturday s open house, you can meet club members and staff, see the variety of available boats, and take a free boat ride on Choctawhatchee Bay. In operation since 1989, Freedom Boat Club is the country s oldest and largest membersonly boat club. Currently, the franchise has more than 60 clubs across the USA, including the local club with locations at both Bluewater Bay and the Shalimar yacht basin. Members have unlimited boating at their home club, plus access to boats at each of the other FBC locations in the USA up to four times per year. Freedom Boat Club s online scheduling system allows members to make reservations well in advance, or for spur of the moment excursions, members can simply contact the dock master for immediate use of any boat that is available. The local club currently keeps three boats in Shalimar and five at Bluewater, including a sailboat as well as deck boat, bowrider and fishing boats. Members can enjoy the luxury of fishing, skiing and sightseeing at such popular locations as Crab Island in Destin. FBC staff members provide free training on each type of boat, giving you the skills and confidence to safely take your family out for a day on the water. A day of boating begins when the dockmaster meets you at your boat. You and your friends or family members then head out on the water for a day of enjoyment. Upon your return, you simply pay for the fuel you used that day. The dockmaster then helps you take all of your belongings out of the boat, and FBC handles everything else. "It is the affordable alternative to boat ownership," said Brian Gwinnup, owner and operator of the local franchise. Hours of operation for Freedom Boat Club are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., but extended hours are available for members upon request. For more information on Freedom Boat Club, visit freedomboatclub.com. For questions about the local club, call Brian Gwinnup or Ron Szuchy at 2188533, or email Brian at bgwinnup@freedomboatclub.com .Freedom Boat Club is located at 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, FL 32578. Advertising Feature Freedom Boat Club staff members Brian Gwinnup and Ron Szuchy teach a club member how to correctly maneuver a boat into a dock slip at the Bluewater Bay Marina. Freedom Boat Club boats can be seen lined up at the dock, waiting to take club members out for a hassle-free day of fun on the water.Freedom Boat ClubTake a free ride DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N The Beacon s ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.com HOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri.  11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. 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Sanders-NoahMiss Allie Lauren Sanders, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Henry Sanders of Niceville, was recently engaged to Mr. Robin Anthony Noah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Noah of Niceville. Allie is the Director of Public Relations for SETCO Services, LLC. Robin is a Project Manager for C.A. Owens and Associates a detention equipment contracting company. The wedding is planned for August 2, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Honey Lake Plantation. The Taylor Haugen Foundation is happy to announce the winners of the 2013 Scholarships. These scholarship winners were selected on their combined performance in athletics, community service, Christian faith and leadership. The scholarships are given each spring in memory of Taylor Haugen. One award is made to a Niceville High senior and another to an Okaloosa county student. A third scholarship was begun this year for an Okaloosa County student endowed by the Parisot family. The Niceville High recipient is Jason O’Dowd. Jason will be attending the University of Florida and plans to study Sports Management. While at Niceville, he played both football and Basketball. He was active in many school, church and community organizations including the Taylor Haugen Youth Corps. His parents are Brendon and Joan O’Dowd. The Okaloosa County winner is Christy Allen, a senior from Rocky Bayou Christian School. Christy will be attending the Air Force Academy in the fall. While at RBCS, she played volleyball, tennis, cross country and soccer. She was active in many organizations through her school, church and community. Her parents are Mike and Gail Cooper. The winner of the Parisot family scholarship is Rachel Mosley, a senior at Rocky Bayou Christian School. Rachel plans to attend Bryan College this fall. She played volleyball, softball and basketball while at RBCS. Her activities included school, community and church organizations. Her parents are Michael and Juliana Mosley. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n ee s s d d a a y y , J J u u n n e e 5 5 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Who’s News Engagement In Service TSgt. Sean David Haugan a 1998 Niceville High School graduate and active duty Air Force since July 4, 2000, graduated on May 11 with a Bachelors of Science In Biblical Studies from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. TSgt Haugan completed his degree through the University’s Online College. *** Brittani E. Phillips of Niceville received President’s List honors distinction. A total of 126 students were named to the President’s List and 97 students were named to the Dean’s List. *** Gardner-Webb University is pleased to announce that Sarah Lynch of Niceville made the Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester. This recognition is the semester’s highest academic honor. *** Matthew Craig McCartney was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. During the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year, McCartney earned one of the college’s top academic honors a Gold Star. *** Cara Bagwell of Niceville earned her Bachelors of Nursing from Oklahoma Christian University. *** Niceville High School Lady Eagle Christina Ramirez has verbally committed to the Providence College Softball Team. After an introduction to their softball program by Lady Friar Head Coach, Kerri Jacklets, Christina was offered a “full ride” to become a Lady Friar in Aug 2014. She will be studying to become a Physician’s Assistant. *** Robert Wayne Newton recently graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Arts History. *** Rachael Elizabeth Farrell of Niceville has been named to the Dean’s List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. In honor of returned POWsThe Nixon Presidential Library recreated the White House gala event President Richard Nixon originally hosted at the White House to celebrate the Vietnam POW s homecoming. For the 40th anniversary Okaloosa County residents in attendance were, pictured from left, Howard and Libby Hill of Niceville, Ron and Marge Webb of Niceville, Jean Dutton and Ed Hubbard. Howard Hill, Ron Webb and Ed Hubbard were POWs. Jean Dutton s husband, Richard Dutton who passed away in 1999, was also a POW.Taylor Haugen Foundation awards 20lb Bag of Ice!for only $250Need 5 or more Bags?Call us at least 30 minutes prior to arriving at Ice House. We will load you up ASAP and save you time!850-685-4322HICE ON BAYSHORE DRIVE • NICEVILLEGRADUATION PARTIESHFOURTH OF JULYHPICNICSHBOATING Food Grade ICE Jason O Dowd Christy Allen TSgt. Sean Haugan Christina Ramirez Rachel Mosley Allie Sanders and Robin Noah Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithFlipping into summerTurkey Creek Park was packed Saturday, May 25, as residents beat the heat in the cool waters. The boardwalk was busy as people strolled in the shade and rested under the fan cooled pavilion. The park is open at 6:30 a.m. seven days a week. Closing times are seasonal and are posted at the facility. Please contact Joe Caudill at 642-0072 for more information about Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Pavilion. NHS students chosen to study abroadStudents at Niceville High School were recently chosen by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth, a scholarship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad this summer and learn less commonly taught languages in overseas immersion programs. From top left, Erin England, Brayton Miles and Cassidy McAllister. In front left, Regan McAllister, and Lydia Moellenkamp. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew T. Birmingham graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Birmingham earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Kurt Birmingham of Boca Drive, Niceville, and a 2010 graduate of Niceville High School. A1C Andrew T. Birmingham READY WHEN YOU ARE… THE WORK’S ALL DONE! LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netwww.nicevillekw.com 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated. Since 2008 the sellers have renovated this cute 4/2, 1375 SF brick ranch with new kitchen cabinets, appliances, roof, master bath, tile and carpet plus fresh paint, lighting, and plumbing fixtures. No worries about wiring either. Shaded by majestic oaks in the heart of Niceville! $150,000Selling this summer? Call Linda Zickler today!

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Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway. Info: 897-4721. Fine art show The Niceville Public Library is featuring art by the members of the Local Color Artists Club in a show from the beginning of June to the end of August. Participating artists will be Lou Kaunzinger, Bill Stephenson, Dora Courtney, Sue Hamm, Annie Helms, Marie Jackson, Duskey Mallory, Theresa McRee, Lynette Miesen, Amy Jo and Dennis Rosati, and Gini Simpson. For more information call Amy Jo Rosati at 678-4813 or attend one of the monthly luncheons at Rutherford’s. 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. Programs are open to children of all ages and are free. Registration is not required. There will be prizes, giveaways, and plenty of snacks for all. 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. with the following sessions on July 3, at 10 a.m. and September 4, at 10 a.m. A book signing will be available prior to and after each session. For more information please 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. Campers should bring a sack lunch and drink. To reserve your space call the Biophilia Center at 835-1824, Abrakadoodle at 424-5058 or register online at abrakadoodle.com/fl07. Republican women luncheon The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will be meeting on Wednesday, June 5 at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:00 p.m. To accommodate working women, 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 31st. $16 for members and $18 for guests. For more information about RWOF, visit rwof.org Movie Thursday The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite you to our first Movie Thursday of the summer. We will be showing Escape from Planet Earth on June 6 at 2 p.m. Call 729-5406, email eruff@valp.org, or check www.vcl.valp.org for more movies and dates. Stargazing The Department of Environmental Protection’s Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program Friday, June 7, from 6-10 p.m. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets and galaxies. Arrive prior to sunset. Program included in the park admission fee. Henderson Beach State Park is located in Okaloosa County, on Highway 98 just east of Destin. For more info call 837-7550. Blood drive Friday June 7 at General Dynamics, 115 Hart Street, Niceville, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. $10 ecard for the Online Store for all donors Biophilia Center is back Biophilia Center, Freeport, has new hours. They are now open June and August on Fridays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. General Admission is $8 for adults 13+, $5 children 3-12 and children two and under free. Friday, June 7 you can become your favorite animal with Abrakadoodle’s come-and-go lesson from 11-2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 be entertained and get silly with interactive improvisational story-telling with Seaside Repertory Theater, shows at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Museum education program The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host “Home School Fridays and Hands on History Saturdays” education program June 7 and 8, 10 a.m.-noon, on “Pottery tells a story,” at the museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The program is for grades K-6 and for home school families on Friday and for families of the general public on Saturday. The cost is $7 per child, or $5 for museum family members. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact 678-2615. World Oceans Day The Department of Environmental Protection’s Henderson Beach State Park will celebrate World Oceans Day Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with family-centered activities at the park. An informative sea turtle program will be presented by park rangers and the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff will bring their animal ambassadors. Children’s activities will also be included. Program included in the park admission fee. Henderson Beach State Park is located in Okaloosa County, on Highway 98 just east of Destin. For more info call 837-7550. Family roots work The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Dr. The program, Online Family Trees, will be presented by Margaret Harris, well-known local teacher of genealogy and the GSOC Genealogist. Open to all. Following the meeting, there will be a Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant. Please call 678-2023. Red, white and blue run The American Red Cross invites you to show your colors June 8 at the annual Red, White & Blue 5K starting at Ft. Walton Beach Landing. There will also be a kids’ half mile run. KC’s Bar and Grill is hosting the post race party, complete with food, beverages and a game room for the kids which will be open all day. Online registration is $25/$30 at packet pick-up and race day. Pick up race packets June 7 from 6-8 p.m. at KC’s Bar and Grill. The children’s fun run is open to children 10 and under and requires no registration. Register at active.com. 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. Next lecture will be June 9 at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Niceville Church of Christ. NWFSC art exhibits See Michael Aurbach’s large-scale sculptures and Denise Choppin’s paintings in a free art exhibit June 10July 19, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The galleries are open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and 90 minutes prior to most Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage and Sprint Theater performances. Contact 729-6044 or mattiekellyartscenter.org Soccer camp FCDEC Summer Soccer Camp June 10-14 at Twin Oaks for ages U5U6, U8-U10, and U11-U13. Full schedule/registration/payment at fcdallas-ec.com/clinics.php For more information call Maria Jordan at 4969183 or email rec@fcdallas-ec.com Treasure at the library The Freeport Public Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, ‘Dig Into Reading’, will continue 10 a.m. on June 12with Nonie’s Ark who will amaze and educate with her collection of exotic animals at the Freeport Community Center located at 16040 US Highway 331 South. Programs are open to children of all ages and are free. Registration is not required. There will be prizes, giveaways, and plenty of snacks for all. Please call the Freeport Public Library at 835-2040 for more information. CHURCH DIRECTORY The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 THEBAYBEACON MULLISEYEINSTITUTEDarren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistNO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our office policy that the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for any free, discounted fee or reduce d fee service, examination or treatment.Dr. Darren Payne’s Smart lens Procedure can produce clear vision without eye glasses at all distances (close up, far away, & in between )Call Today at:Niceville Location 115 Bailey Dr. • 678-5338Crestview Location 930 N. Ferdon Blvd. • 682-5338 Call for a Smart Lens Evaluation with Dr. Darren Payne Need Eye Glasses to Read?Smart LensesSM ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH and PRESCHOOL, ELCASunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Liturgical, 10:30 a.m. Praise Adult Classes: 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided.St. Paul Preschool now enrolling for Fall 2013.1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville Phone: 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 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 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com CALENDAR Bluewater classes budget to donateThursday, May 9, as part of their economics studies, Mrs. Strickland and Mrs. Williams classes at Bluewater Elementary created and maintained budgets, raising over $250 by doing extra chores which they donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Pictured, Mrs. Strickland and Mrs. Williams classes, with Mr. Kevin McKone, Director of Operations and Mr. Dennis Ealy, Area Supervisor.Raymond Frank SchmidtFlying WestRaymond Frank Schmidt, beloved by all, died on May 24 peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Logging over 35,000 hours of flying time and 65 years of being in a cockpit or simulator, Captain Raymond Schmidt has made his last flight to that place way up in the sky, where pilots can go, when they have to die. A place where a guy can go and buy a Captain and Diet for a friend and comrade, whose memory is dear. Ray never worked a day in his life. Learning how to fly in an Army Air Corps AT-6 and B25 during WWII when he was only 22 and the flying bug stuck. He continued his career after leaving the Army with TWA and eventually made his career with Eastern Airlines for 38 years. He retired as the Senior Pilot. He then went onto train pilots for American Trans Air in the L1011’s for another 15 years. Ray was blessed with three loves in his life. His first love of course, was his darling Millie. They were blissfully married for 46 years until her death in 2003. Second was his love for flying and finally, his love for the water. Ray is survived by his daughter, Julie of Cross Junction, Virginia, son and daughter-inlaw Steven and Darleen of Palm Beach, sister-in-law, Marion Wright of Prattville, Alabama, cousins, Sherry, Jimmy, Pat, Lucy and Tim from all over the south, God-daughters Emily and Maxi Nager, dearest of friends, Michael and Anke Nager, Roland, Bruni and Tina Klages. The family would personally like to thank everyone for their love and support during the past several months. Now, Ray flies west to once again be reunited with his beautiful bride. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Ray’s name to a Hospice of your choice. I would also like to request that everyone raise their glass to a truly amazing man at sunset… Here’s to one last ‘sundowner.’ Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at twincitiescremationsfunerals.com. Obituary Raymond Frank Schmidt World Ocean DayThe Department of Environmental Protection s Henderson Beach State Park will celebrate World Oceans Day Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with family-centered activities at the park. For more info call 837-7550.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Looking for mature, reliable, flexible companions to work with seniors. Must be able to work various hours and weekends. For more information, please contact Visiting You Senior Homecare at 850-974-1805 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville • 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Lighted curio cabinet. Approximately 66” x 20”. Glass shelves, glass front and sides. $100.00 850-897-3969 Dr. Kenneth Haskin will retire from the practice of medicine effective June 28, 2013. Your medical records will remain at White-Wilson Medical Center and be available for other White-Wilson physicians. You may request copies of your records for physicians outside of White-Wilson by calling the Medical Records Department. Will do ironing in my home. Very reasonable rates. (850)685-4364 Help Wanted Items for Sale Legal Notices Services Yard Sales C LA SS I F IE DS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!Ž Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Help Wanted Help Wanted HELP WANTED The Bluewater Bay Tennis Center is in need of part-time help (10 to 15 hours per week) to assist in the maintenance of the courts. No experience necessary. Very flexible hours; mornings and middays.Applications are available at the Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive. Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. Well Help You Find The Home That Fits! 1821 John Sims Parkway Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-5178 www.CarriageHills.com Realtor@CarriageHills.com 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SF PRIE WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For more information call897-6464 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! THE BEACONSAT YOUR SERVICE ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $20.55. per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of this incredible bargain! ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $20.55. per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at 1181 E. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 THEBAYBEACON June yard of the monthNiceville Garden Club chose Som Pit Hall s yard at 1105 Coral Dr., as Yard of the Month for June. The Niceville Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Dr. Eagle project helps Wounded WarriorsNiceville s Troop 546 scout troop is proud to award scouting s highest rank of Eagle to Joe Reid. To earn this, Joe led other scouts in the construction of two portable hunting blinds for use by the Jackson Guard in their support of the Wounded Warriors Project. Pictured are Troop 546, Assistant Scoutmaster Britt Bobbitt, Hudson Pearce, Andrew Knight, Joe Reid, Mike Klinger, Scoutmaster Steve Pearce, Weston Smith, Drew Knebl, David Bobbitt, Garrett Oden, Conner Nelson, Gavin Tolbert and Alexander Johnson. High Intensity triple winHigh Intensity 10U-2002, 12U and 14U softball teams each won the championship in the One Day in May tournament on May 11 in Enterprise for their age division. Pictured are the High Intensity 10U-2002, 12U and 14U softball teams. Pictured, front row from left are Jason Nodjomian, Bridget Guien and Nicole Escoffier. Back row, Caroline Armstrong, Becca Mesiner, Kiwanis advisor Tim Parsons, Ciara Ordner, Daniel Wyatt, teacher sponsor Jennie Allison and Kiwanis advisor Bill Landsberg.The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso provides the Niceville High School Key Club with financial support. Twelve member of the NHS Key Club attended the District Education and Leadership Conference (DCON) in Orlando. DCON is an opportunity for officers and members to learn leadership skills as well as recognize members for outstanding service in past year. The following members received special recognition: Cassidy McAllister received the Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lt. Governor and Leader of Leaders Award, Anna Herrera received the Pride Report Submission Award, Ciara Ordner as Distinguished Vice President and Caroline Armstrong as Distinguished Editor. Other members in attendance included treasurer David Bobbitt, Nicole Escoffier, Bridget Guien, Becca Mesiner, Jason Nodjomian, Aubrey Reidinger, past president Melody Zargari and Daniel Wyatt.NHS Key Club lauded at DCONNew officers for wives clubNorth West Florida Retired Officers Wives Club Officer Installation for the year 2013-2014 took place in May. From left are Esin Gershaw, Eileen Workman, Dulce Solt, Denise Griffin, Karen Peterson, Glenda Bryant, Gen Hulse and Jessie Werdung. Luncheon meetings are September through May at the Eglin Bayview Club. BluewaterSports Bar &GrillTEXAS HOLD ‘EM Call to reserve your place! (850) 897-25832000 Bluewater Blvd., Niceville NGood FoodMGood PrizesLFull Service BarKDrink Specials Tuesday & 2ndSaturday OF THE MONTH7:00 p.m. ‘tillEvery Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience • 678-0099 • 678-6211All doctors’ prescriptions filled • Welds & Repairs Bi-Focals • Tri-Focals • Progressives • Sunglasses Varilux • Hoya • Shamir • Zeiss 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) to the future?Have your eyes examined regularly to preserve your eye health. Make an appointment with Dr. Amanda Brenci today for a full comprehensive eye exam. LOOKING AHEAD (850) 678-8876“Where there is no vision, the people perish” –Proverbs 29:18 Charlie, our NHS 2013 Graduate!We love you and are very proud of you!Love Mom, Dad, Ashley, Gray, Kyle, Trent, Mema Ruth, Mema Jan, the dogs and the Eyewear Unlimited Gang!CongratulationsEYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. earCareTMASSOCIATES, INC NICEVILLEHEARING CENTER Certified Lyric Hearing Professionals NICEVILLEHEARINGCENTER, INC. 1001 College Blvd., W., Bldg.2 Twin Cities Medical Plaza Niceville, FL 32578Call to make an appointment today!850-678-3277 (Daily Wear) 850-678-3211 (Lyric™ Extended Wear) www.NicevilleHearingCenter.com www.LyricHearing.com Grant@EarCareAssociates.com Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am 5pmGrant lives and works in the Niceville/ValP area and is Florida & Louisiana State Licensed in Hearing Instrument Sciences. 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Page 2 Wednesday, June 5, 2013The Beacon Salutes Class of 2013NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Norgene Alcantara Alicia AdamsLindsey AltrecheKatherine Ammon Lauren Ammon Cory AndersonJohn Angell Hannah Andrews Kelsey Alford Felipe Andreazzi Jacob Angelo Tanner AullChristopher AustinAmber BabulSean Bayer Taylor Bartleson Robyn Arabasz Alexandra Bailey Emily Bennett Dakota BelleUlanna Sasha BentoTaylor BerghoffRobin BerntsenKolbie BethelMadison Blome Kia Blackmon James Bentley Joshua Blackburn April Bockover Kayla BloorSarah BoltKristian BonannoEan Savory BookerChristopher BooneSavannah Boswell Madison Booth Matthew Bolin Emily Boone Franklyn Applewhite Caroline Armstrong Christy Allen Hannah Andrews John Angell Alex Bailey Rachel Baltz Dillon Bennett Emily Bennett Mikayla Berner April Bockover Matt Bolin Alexa Bonanno Davis Bowyer Savannah Burger Samuel Carden Chelsea Carlton Kayla Carr Brandon Case Amber Charello Tiffany Clark Ryan Colpitts Sid Detiege Brianna Elliott Rachel Godfrey Tom Goodenough Sydney Greer Leigh Anna Herndon Andrew Hess Kim Himmelberg James Houghaboom Ashton Huff Stephen Huntley Austin Hyde Oliver James Kyra Kerrigan Mackenzie Kidd Tyler Kinard Madeline Kirkpatrick Ronette Kortbein Paige Kratzke Harrison Krause Nicole Lande Tara Marler Chapman Martin Jeff Mashlan Caity McDonald Nathanael McNair Reagan Mills Andrew Mitchell Jacob Montague SunYoung Moon Marsel Mosley Dylan Moulton Jason O’Dowd Lauren O’Quinn Kyle Pfeiffer Amber Phillips Jade Reindl Keanu Richardson Robert Robinson Jessica Sandlin Rachel Shelikoff Allie Stokes Morgan Strickland Ian Sullivan Genevieve Thompson Madisson Thompson Jordyn Vause Victoria Verzwyvelt Nick Wyatt

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 3NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Tashi Brown Kaitlyn BrownAlexis BucyTamara BuendiaMarielena BurdgeSavannah BurgerJustine Eve Cabigas Kaitlynn ByrdDallas Browning-SmithRachel Butterfield Devin Callaway Kayla CarrTaylor CasalBrandon CaseSamuel Chesser Miranda Cheatham Austin Campbell Amber Charello Elizabeth Clemmons Stephen ClappStephen CoelhoRyan CollisterRyan ColpittsAlexander ColthorpEric Counsman Lauren Corley Annalee Clifton Emily Cooper Carissa Curriston Samuel CumbieRobert D’AmicoAaron DanielConnor DavisKaylan DavisJalen DeBonis Andrew Debolt Kayleigh CutnawCymphony De La FuenteZachary Camacho Samuel Carden Our cooperative is proud of the hats our young members are wearing. Education is a vital part of the cooperative’s commitment to the community. Knowledge is power. Education EDUCATION CHELCO Youth Tour students from the Niceville area are: Collegiate High School at NWFSC – Samantha Arvin & Alix Bikker Rocky Bayou Christian School – Claire Gunter & Tyler Paskell Niceville High School – Rachel Gold & JP TaltyChoctawhatchee Electric Cooperative Inc. (850) 892-2111 or FL WATS 1-800-342-0990 www.chelco.com

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Page 4 Wednesday, June 5, 2013NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Amanda Demma Jonathan Del ConteColby DetwilerPatrick DevlinCaitlyn DollLauren DonaldsonFelicia Doyon Danielle Douglas Sidney Detiege Nicholas Donaldson Travis Ehlebracht Carolyn EricksonAlex EsquibelAlaina FisherNeil Fletcher Evan Fleischmann Connor Ellis Tyler Fleet Samuel Fletcher Samantha FletcherMadalyn FreemanBrittney FrenchJacob FriesenHeath FulmerDanielle Garnick Abigail Garland Bethany Fralish Megan Gallagher Rolland Goodenough Madison GarrettDaryn GrathwohlRobert GrayJanna GreenoSydney GreerJohn Gruber Timothy Griner Cameron Gossett Stephen Grider Brianna Elliott Elias Ellison

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 5NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Edward Gunger Anna GuglieminoAndrew HammesEmily HanchettKimberly HankinsAlexander HarberScott Hathaway Dylan Hart Anna Hall Lindsy Harrison Jesse Havens Cody HeintzlemanRiley HelmsTaylor HelvieCarter Herman Charlie Henriott Nicholas Haynes Blake Henderson Katherine Herrmann Leigh HerndonJoseph HigdonKellie HigleyKimberly HimmelbergDevan HinesJames HoughaboomJonathan Horvath Andrew Hess Jordan Hoelscher Cody Huckstep Ian HowardAshton HuffBraedon HughesDeanna HumpertKelyan HurleyJaron Irons Anthony Imbruglia Amber Hudson Austin Hyde Emily Hayes Alexander Hefner

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Page 6 Wednesday, June 5, 2013NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Oliver James Kendra JablonskiZachary JohnsonCrystal JonesRonni JonesTerrance JonesGrayson Kasper Nicholas Junger Brent Johnson Kelsey Joyner Maile Kawahakui Tyler KinardMadeline KirkpatrickKirstyn KissamLeigh Kollar Kyle Knight Kyra Kerrigan Nathan Klamerus Kenji Kopp Kaleigh KooserNicholas KrackoPaige KratzkeHarrison KrauseMatthew KrenekEmily Lander Nicole Lande Ronette Kortbein Leeann Laird Michael Lawson Thomas LarrisonShamahl LeeNikolas LennonChristopher ListakMarianna LitscherJoshua Lowe Damien Looney Julia LeBlanc Ashley Logsdon Shelby Kendrick Hannah Kidd Jessica Lummus Tyler LoySarah MaffeiKaci MahoneySpencer MailesJonathan MaramanTara Marler Victoria Marks Travis Maderazo Jessica Markowski Chapman MartinMichael McClanahanDylan McCormickMary McDonaldMichele McGuireMichael Mcgahey-MulhollanCassidy McAllister Robert McElroy Dylan McKinney David McKinneyWilliam McNairLogan MeadowsKayla MelendezMadeline MertsAbigail Miller Savanah Mikulcik Alexander McNair Megan Mickley Megan Miller Hayden MillerTyler MillerReagan MillsMolly MimsAndrew MitchellPhillip Mitchell Peter Mitchell Trenton Miller Luke Mitchell Katelyn Martin Robert McAllister

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 7NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Jessica Reindl Rachel ReidelKeanu RichardsonLeslie RichardsonAmber RichmondMadison RileyMolly Rivas Bradley Ringler Erika Richard Mary Riley Miranda Rivera Ashley RobinsonRobert RobinsonJoshua RodgersTyler Ross Shelsea Ross Rebecca Roach Ariana Rose Kalia Ryan Nicholas RussellAlexis SampsonStephanie SandersDaniel SantasierCali SarnoskyTyler Schrack Colton Savage Kyle Saleeby Kimy Sarra Trevor Sears Dylan ScottTyler SettleTaylor SheekleyRachel ShelikoffArthur ShieldsAshley Smith Aileen Smith Brandi Sekas Sophie Smales Anthony Riviello Kelsey Roberts Jacob Montague Thomas MonanHannah MooreKelsey MooreAlec MorganConner MorrisonBrandon Mosley Wesley Mosier Leyah Mooneyham Dylan Mortensen Jacob Nelson Maria Nunez-TorresJason O’DowdMiranda O’NeilWilliam Oliver Alanna Ohrt Adam Nodjomian Lauren O’Quinn Tatiana Pacheco Kaitlyn OlneyJenna ParsonsMichael PatrickAndrew PayneGeorgia PearceBarrett Perry Allison Peregoy Darin Paddie Zachary Pecore Cory Phillips Elana PeteRodney PorterAnna PriceKevin PrichardRaigan PriestJoseph Reid Mckenna Reed Katie Pickler Andrew Ray Lien Nguyen Kristine Normand

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Page 8 Wednesday, June 5, 2013NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 ALSO MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2013Justin Anderson Mackenzie Austin Yante Beliveau Ivone Castillo Cassady Ciambor Tiffany Clark Terence Claybrone Dimitrius Davis Joseph Dixon Corey Eagle Austin Galloway Morgan Gobeli Rachel Haley Devin Hasselbeck Matthew Jeter Tevin Jones Dalea Kamberling Jesse Kellenberger April Kim James Kotowske Natalie Landa Lizbeth Lopez Stacie Lopez Katelynn Monticolo Keanu Moreira Malcolm Mosley Marsel Mosley Daniel Moss Zachary Nations Josue Prado Zachary Pugh Arianna Rall Morgan Richardson Kyndl Schoelles Laurel Sikes Keondre Singletary Cortney Stone Harold Tiahrt Jessica Tibaduiza Anton Fredri C Valdez Brian Whalen Tommy Whitfield Taylor Henry Haleigh L. Mooney Ryan Quinnell Nicholas Wells Stephen WatsonCameron WilleyPaige WilliamsArtavia WilliamsonAmy WilsonHayden Woodin Leondre Wilson Samuel Wilcox Hunter Wilson Jordan Woodley Alexandra YoungNicholas YoungTanner Zant Kayln Worsham Melody Zargari Arden Woods Nicholas Wyatt Kelsey Smith Courteney SmithMark SohaAlan SorsdahlJacob SowersChristopher SpiveyJordan Stein Drake Stansberry Haley Snyder Brittany Stanley Courtney StevensKyla Sundstrom-HowellEmma SuydanThomas SzymanskiGenevieve Thompson Courtney Testa Ashley Stouder McKade Talbot Carley Traxler Madisson ThompsonCatherine TroxellZachary UnderwoodAlexander ValenciaSabrina ValentiDevin Vazquez Jordyn Vause Cameron Tromba Mitchell Vansteenburgh Kelli Vinson Victoria VerzwyveltKellan ViveenAddie VoigtCarla Von KaenelPatrick WallaceQuentin Ward McKenzie Ward Michael Vitale Desiree Walls Alexandra Stokes Morgan Strickland

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 9The Beacon Salutes Class of 2013 Robin Andrews Kevan AdamsDeni AvelarRachel BaltzAriana Barthe'Rhianna BergquistJulie Kate Brooks Justin Broaderick Jake Atkins Mark Boutwell Jason Buckland John ChapmanJonathan CheeSkye CoetzeeMatthew CrabtreeA. J. CouchEli Cassell Braden Corkum Olivia Davies Will CrewWilliam EasleyRodney ElkinsBeth EnglishCameron GibbsJessie Gobin Katelyn Gluba Rachel Dovin Rodger Glover Joshua Hart Rachel GodfreyDestiny HicksMeghan HohmanAmanda HubbardMaegan HughesKaylee Jenzen Mark Huynh Alexis Hawthrone Stephen Huntley Jacob Burchell Danny ChangCOLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL at at NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE

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Page 10 Wednesday, June 5, 2013COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL AT NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE Kayla Jines Jonathan JerniganMadisan JohnsonPatrick JonesTyler JonesKenneth KingAlexandra McDuffie Steven Lipscomb Jenna Johnson Chase Lee Kelty McKnight Kayla MinklerTaylor MoberlyMorgan MondragonKurtis OdomTyler NobleZachary Miller Amanda Nearbin Maria Olsavsky Riley OliverCole OutzenAmber PhillipsAdrian PluguezAshley QuackenbushRachel Rehr Rick Rasins Warner Olson Javien Ramos Alexander Russ Arden RobertsonAmber SandersJacob SchelerJacqueline SextonHannah ShepherdKori Smith Turner Sinopoli Jenise Russell Katrina Silva Christina Spinks Jacob SummersHelena TavarezPatrick TaylorScottie ThurwangerSonata Valaitis Vishnu Sriram Karina Unger Mia VertudezAlex WagnerRebecca WheelerStefan WheelessKerri York Ashley Meyer Connor Mills

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 11The Beacon Salutes Class of 2013ROCKY BAYOU CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Austin Bearinger Christy AllenMikayla BernerKristen BernheiselHeather ChandlerWes ChandlerBrittany Dunn Cody Craine Asher Bechtold Mariah Colvin Brandon Ferrell Hannah GreenMandy HartLaura HerndonTy Jenkins Tanner Jenkins Elizabeth Gadzinski Jacob Holcomb Rachel Johnson Shiloh JohnsJoshua JunWan-Shik KimAustin KirkpatrickBam LapsiriwatkulDarla Lyon Deysi Ly Kandace Jolly Savannah Linn Keanu Mason Timofey MakarovRachel MosleyJoshua MotterTyler MuellerNatalie OumaAustin Rogers Jennifer Paskell Dillon McArthur Chelsea Outman Dwight Williams Savannah West Jenna Sasser Jessica SandlinAudrey StevensChris StovallTim SungBri Wehner Bess Tyler Erika Wyn Casey Young Amanda Thomas Naldi Fonseca Brayden Gillette

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Page 12 Wednesday, June 5, 2013The Beacon Salutes Class of 2013 “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16



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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The taxable value of Niceville and Valparaiso property last year grew faster than that in other jurisdictions in Okaloosa County, which itself saw an increase in property values for the first time since 2007, according to the preliminary figures by the Okaloosa County Property Appraiser. The Niceville, Valparaiso, East Niceville and North Bay taxing districts were the four highest areas in terms of percentage increase in property values since the previous year, according to the figures, released by the appraiser May 28. Including the value of completed new construction, Niceville's taxable property values as of Jan. 1, 2013, were 4.662 percent higher than a year earlier, totaling $813.5 million, up from $777.3 million. Niceville's percentage increase was the highest in the county. Taxable values are assessed values less exemptions such as homestead and Save Our Homes. The figures released this week are subject to revision before they are certified as final June 21. The final values will be those used in figuring a given property's taxes for county, public schools, cities, fire districts, and other taxing jurisdictions. According to the preliminary figures, Valparaiso saw a 3.328 By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The six-month Atlantic hurricane season began Saturday. Typically, the peak of the hurricane season, during which the most severe storms are likely to hit the Emerald Coast, occurs between mid-August and the end of October. Fortunately, the Twin Cities area has been spared direct hits from major hurricanes for the past several years, although that could change in any given year, including this one. Okaloosa County Emergency Manager Randy McDaniel and emergency management staff member Ken Wolfe recently briefed the Beacon on some new aspects of local hurricane preparation. Wolfe said that according to an annual hurricane season forecast by nationally respected meteorologist Dr. William Gray of Colorado State University, the average probability of a hurricane striking Floridas Gulf Coast this year is 48 percentnoticeably higher than the 30 percent average annual probability of such a storm striking the Gulf Coast. Regardless of forecasts and probabilities, any season in which a hurricane actually strikes the Niceville-Valparaiso area is a bad season for local residents. As in any hurricane season, residents are well-advised to prepare themselves to either take shelter or evacuate in the event a hurricane or severe tropical storm approaches. According to a recent monthly newsletter from the Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO), those who choose to ride out a storm in the local area should follow the -hour rulethat is, prepare to survive on ones own for at least the first three days after the storm. It may take that long before organized outside aid reaches storm-ravaged areas in substantial amounts. Recommended contents for individual hurricane readiness kits can be viewed in the CHELCO newsletter, as well as on the Okaloosa County website at www.Okaloosafl.org, and in the T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, June 5, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 22 Pages, 3 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see TAX, page A-5 Please see ELECTION, page A-5 Please see SEEN, page A-2One seat contested in Niceville election Thurs., 2 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library invites everyone to the first Movie Thursday of the summer. The movie will be Escape from Planet Earth Call 729-5406. Sat., 10 a.m. The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County is hosting a program on Online Family Trees presented by Margaret Harris at Northwest Florida Heritage Museum 115 Westview Dr. For more info call 6782023 Mon., 10 a.m. Michael Aurbach will transform the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center with large scale sculpture designed to comment on the paradoxes and contradictions of life. Exhibit open through July 19. Call 729-6044 or visit mattiekellyartscenter.org. Calendar, B-2 COMINGUP By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The East Niceville Fire District is working on an agreement with the North Bay Fire District to perform inspections on buildings in East Niceville. East Niceville Fire Chief Michael Wright said eight businesses and the East Niceville Fire Station must be inspected for safety each year by the East Niceville Fire District. Previously, Wright said, a county inspector or Niceville Fire Department fire inspector did the work at no cost to the district. Okaloosa County Construction inspector Chuck Bonta said the county stopped performing free fire inspections around 2007. Bonta now performs fire inspections for all unincorporated north-county areas, and charges the individual businesses inspected. Bonta said the county charges a minimum inspection fee of $50 per job for structures up to 2,500 square feet and the prices increase as structures get larger. Niceville Fire Inspector Mike Valenzuela said the city entered into an interlocal agreement with the county in 2001 to perform inspections in unicorporated East Niceville without charging. Valenzuela said Niceville decided to stop performing fire inspections for East Niceville because the added liability was too much of a burden with no financial gain. He said the agreement could be terminated if either The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Hurricanes seen as more likely this year Kick backBeacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Meghan Doan, 15, breaks a board held by Darrin Palmer of ATA Taekwondo, Niceville, during a self-defense class at the Niceville Public Library May 29. The free one-hour class, attended by 16 teenage girls, taught them how to break the grasp of an attacker and how to fight him off by targeting vulnerable points. Fire district eyes inspection fees Rocky Bayou Christian School Graduates 52The senior class of Rocky Bayou Christian School stands on stage to begin their graduation ceremony at the First Assembly of God, Niceville, May 31. The 2013 class contained 52 graduates. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Please see DISTRICT, page A-2 Supplement to The Bay Beacon Niceville, Florida June 5, 2013 Inside . Class of 2013 Police Blotter, page A-4 $13,576,903,661 $17,899,368,086 $18,806,840,352 $17,410,630,993 $16,174,789,111 $14,499,871,635 $13,781,239,430 $13,565,741,937 $13,829,355,612 20052006 20072008 2009 2010 201120122 013* $0 $5 $10 $15 $20Billions *2013 preliminary Ok. Co. Property Appraiser Okaloosa County taxable values By year, property subject to taxation by the county commission County tax rolls snap 5-year losing streakOfficials offer advice on dealing with stormsBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville City Council seat occupied by Dan Henkel will be contested by Armand G. Izzo in the election to be held July 16. Sal Nodjomian will retain his seat for the next term, as no one filed to run against him by Friday's noon deadline. Izzo, 54, a program manager for TASC Inc., an engineering firm contracted by Eglin Air Force Base, was the person to file for the contest for a four-year-term in the Group 4 seat. Izzo, of Sugarcane Creek Dan Henkel Armand Izzo

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the county or the city of Niceville wanted out of the agreement. Wright said North Bay inspector Lloyd Losinger would perform inspections in the East Niceville district for $75 per job. A reinspection would be done, if necessary, at no additional charge. A second reinspection, which Wright said would be unlikely, would cost $50. Wright said this would be much cheaper than paying an East Niceville employee to get the necessary schooling to perform the inspections. At the East Niceville Fire District Commission meeting May 13, Wright said he would develop an ordinance allowing East Niceville to collect reimbursement fees from the individual businesses that receive inspections. In addition to the eight businesses in the East Niceville Fire District which require fire inspections, the East Niceville Fire Station must also be inspected. The commission voted unanimously at the meeting to allow Wright to work out an agreement with North Bay, and to allow Wright to draft an ordinance to allow East Niceville to be reimbursed for inspection costs by the businesses for which they perform inspections. The commission will discuss the issue at its next meeting June 10. Scott Bagistino, owner of Scotty's Auto Repair at 1601 E. John Sims Parkway, one of the businesses in the East Niceville district that would be charged a reimbursement for fire inspections, said he shouldn't have to pay a fee for fire inspections, a service he said he is already paying for through his property taxes. "That's the reason we're paying taxes in the first place," Bagistino said. "I understand [the fire district] plays an important role, but there's no reason for them to nail us with an extra fire inspection fee." Bagistino, whose business has been in its current location for 12 years, said he has never had to pay an additional fire inspection fee, and said the fire district had not contacted him about the possibility of such a fee. The businesses in the East Niceville District, which require fire inspections, are: Scottys Auto Repair at 1601 E John Sims Parkway; Living Faith church at 1023 N. Partin Drive; Zitec at 1315 N. Partin Drive; Palm Family Dental at 704 N. Palm Blvd.; Pams Lighthouse Learning Center at 1209 47th St.; Rocky Bayou Country Club at 600 Golf Course Drive; Montesorri School for the Arts at 410 Fir Ave.; Mini Storage at 1315 N. Partin Drive. hurricane section of the MyFlorida state website. The county website also includes such useful information as hurricane shelter locations, recommended evacuation routes, and potential storm surge and flood zone maps for each category of hurricane severity ranging from Category 1, the least severe, to Category 5, the most damaging type of hurricane. Okaloosa County, said Wolfe and McDaniel, now offers a new application for owners of smartphones. The new app can be downloaded for free by typing in ReadyOkaloosa to ones smart phone. The app provides information about hurricanes, to include weather forecasts, local beach and road conditions, times and locations of shelter openings, and a link for residents to sign up for the countys Code Red automated telephone warnings of hurricanes, tornadoes, hazmat spills and other emergencies that may affect your local neighborhood. For example, although the Niceville area has a public emergency shelter located at the sports arena of Northwest Florida State College, that shelter may or may not be open during any particular storm, said Wolfe. The first county storm shelter likely to be opened in case of an emergency, he said, is the one located at Davidson Middle School, Crestview, because, in addition to serving the general public, it also contains Okaloosa Countys primary special needs shelter, which provides shelter for people with certain medical conditions along with their caregivers or family members. Other shelters, such as the one at Northwest Florida State College, will be opened as needed, depending on the severity of an approaching storm and other factors. To learn about specific shelter openings and other information about a particular approaching storm, said Wolfe, people may use the new ReadyOkaloosa smart phone app, or use their personal computers to access information on the County website. Information may also be obtained by calling the Okaloosa County information phone line at 311. An excellent way to prepare for hurricane season is by hardening ones own home to make it better able to withstand a storm, and the state of Florida is willing to help you pay for doing so. McDaniel told the Beacon that it is possible to obtain state matching grants for the expense of hardening ones home against hurricanes and tropical storms. Information about the state matching grant program is available online at http://www.mysafeFlorida.org/ mysafefloridahome.html. The state website includes an article from State of Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, explaining how the state grant program works, how to obtain a free pre-hurricane home inspection, and how to apply for matching grants of up to $5,000 to harden ones home. One may download an application for a free home inspection by a state qualified inspector trained in wind-resistant building techniques. Following the inspection, a detailed report will be provided to the homeowner, which will explain what improvements can be made to strengthen your home against hurricanes, as well as cost estimates for each of the recommended improvements, and a rating of how hurricane-resistant your home is today, and how resistant it will be if the recommended improvements are made. It will also explain what insurance discounts may be available to you if improvements are made to your home, and how to obtain those discounts from your insurance company. Some of the home improvements likely to be recommended by an inspector, according to Sink, include: Improving the strength of your roof deck attachment. Creating a secondary water barrier to prevent water intrusion Improving the survivability of your roof covering. Bracing gable-ends in your roof framing. Reinforcing the roof-towall connections. Upgrading exterior wallopening protections. Upgrading exterior doors. To sign up for a free wind inspection, phone the My Safe Florida home helpline at 1-866513-6734, or use the website at www.mysafefloridahome.com. Once your application is approved, you will be contacted by a qualified inspector to set up a time for your home inspection. Following the home inspection, you will be provided an inspection report, prioritizing the improvements that will give you the greatest defense against hurricanes, and an estimate of the cost of each improvement. Based on your report, you may apply for up to a $5,000 matching grant from the state to help fund the recommended improvements to your home. According to the state website, some local governments and not-for-profit agencies are also offering grants to lowincome homeowners in certain areas of the state. These programs will offer hurricane protection upgrades at reduced or no cost to the qualifying homeowner. SEENFrom page A-1Page A-2 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Colorado State University Major hurricanes hit the U.S. Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard with increasing frequency in the 18-year period ended in 2012, compared with the period ended in 1994. DISTRICTFrom page A-1 Scotty's Auto Repair at 1601 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, is one of eight businesses in the East Niceville Fire District that may have to pay a $75 fire inspection fee beginning this year. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser NowMake your lifetime dreams come true!Ask about our small business loans.Andalusia Opp Crestview NicevilleLoans subject to credit approval. 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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission has approved a one-year extension of the citys Interlocal agreement with Okaloosa County regarding allocation of revenue from county gas taxes. According to the agreement, Valparaiso will receive approximately 2.98% of the proceeds from existing County gasoline taxes. The neighboring city of Niceville will receive approximately 4.85 %, and Okaloosa County will receive 60%, with the remaining revenue going to other cities throughout the county. The extension of the Interlocal agreement was not related to another proposal from the county to enact additional gas taxes, which would also be shared with cities throughout the county if the proposed gas tax hike is later approved by the Okaloosa County Commission. During a meeting May 13, the city commission approved a 10-year solid waste disposal agreement with Allied Services, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. The agreement allows for a gradual increase in waste disposal fees of about 17% over the next 10 years. For example, during the next 10 years, the price per ton for disposing of city waste and white goods would climb from $49.79 to $54.97, while the price per ton for handling yard waste is expected to climb from $42.21 to $46.61. Commissioners also approved a contract award for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) services. The contract was awarded to Jordan and Associates Municipal Consultants, one of four companies that submitted proposals. The commission also discussed, but did not make final decisions, concerning several proposals which will be discussed again at the commissions regular monthly meeting on June 10 before being put to a final vote. These included: Ordinances to vacate the citys right-of-way along Bayshore Drive near the shore of Toms Bayou. The ordinances, if approved, would allow property owners along the platted but never-paved section of Bayshore Drive to claim property all the way to the waters edge. The ordinances, if adopted, could make properties more valuable and increase city ad valorem tax revenue. At least one Valparaiso resident, however, has objected in writing to the proposed right-ofway vacation. Obie OBrien wrote to the city on April 29, saying that vacating the citys right-of-way would jeopardize the existing green spaces along the shoreline and could reduce or eliminate the ability of boaters and other local residents to make use of the shoreline as they have done in the past. OBrien also expressed concern about the possible environmental impact if property owners attempt to build along the shoreline. Commissioners discussed a proposed ordinance to simplify the citys business licensing process and limit business license fees to a maximum of $50. They discussed a similar proposed ordinance regarding contractor fees within the city. Another proposed ordinance discussed by the city commission would elevate the citys current rules governing behavior in city parks from the status of a city resolution to a city ordinance, thus making them easier to enforce. City commissioners also discussed a possible new design to be used during the upcoming repainting of the city water tank. The new design, if adopted, The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 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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Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted-In memory of-NWFSC names top students Valparaiso OKs gas-tax dealNorthwest Florida State College recognized the superior scholastic achievement of students completing the Spring 2013 term by naming them to the President's List and Dean's List. Some 1,090 NWFSC students were named as honors students for the Spring term. The President's List names those students with nine or more credits in the term who earned a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 during the semester. The Dean's List names students with nine or more credits in the term who earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79. Local area students recognized were:Presidents ListBaker: Teresa Dotson, Jordan Linzy, Amber L. Meeks, Gabriella Reber, Alex Roy, Adrian Smith, James E. Smith, Haley Wagner, Lydia Williamson. Freeport: Rachel L. Anderson, Katelyn Beaty, Jennifer C. Christensen, Linda M. Fortin, Morgan Goodwin, Kara Griffith, Michelle N. Hebert, Pamela J. Hill, Mark Magestro, Kristin Meredith, Morgan Mondragon, Elizabeth A. Scruggs, Brian Seymour, Dalton Shost, Anthony L. Tognaci, Grace Wells. Niceville: Evan Adler, Cassandra E. Ali, Esther E. Alldredge, Gloryanne C. Allen, Jonathan D. Allen, Lori A. Anderson, Loretta E. Aubert, Shera D. Aziz, Cody Bahler, Michaela Bass, Brandon Beauchamp, Nakara Beliveau, Christopher M. Bennett, Paige L. Bennett, Elizabeth Berry, Joshua C. Berry, Victoria M. Bishop, Kala E. Blackmon, Steven M. Bowman, Todd J. Brigman, Julie K. Brooks, Katie E. Brown, Angela L. Buchanan, Kayla M. Buchanan, Rebecca Cathey, Brandon J. Cherveny, Bethany Chestnut, Jonathan D. Delgado, Mary N. Dickerson, William Easley, Mary P. Eichler, Kimberly A. Fisher, Rachel Fuller, Zachary J. Gadzinski, Ciarra Garza, James B. George, Katherine Gillette, Cathleen C. Hoffman, Jorden Holland, Katrina M. Jammer, Mariah Jammer, Emmett L Jesse, Abigail Johnson, Mark A. Jordan, Matthew J. Jordan, Jessica M. Keel, Ashley L. Kempton, Kristi Kinchen, C. H. Knight, Brennen M. Leon, Justyn M. Lewis-Washington, Felicia J. Martin, Tessa Mayhew, Gabriel E. Mcdonald, Luis Melecio-Zambrano, Hannah B. Merrell, Hayden Meyer, Haleigh Mooney, Andrew S. Moore, Stirling B. Naber, Jami B. Nespoli, Hannah Nowers, Amie M. Parker, Elizabeth Pearson, Amber Phillips, Sherry L. Rickman, Sierra D. Riddle, Quinn Ritter, Arden M. Robertson, Danielle R. Rominger, Alexander Russ, Amanda Rutherford, Amber Sanders, Melanie C. Schultz, Aubrey A. Schwartz, Caitlin Simpson, Haley Smith, Joshua D. Spradlin, Alec Stanton, Jesse Taylor, Sarianna Thomas, Sandra L. Tierney, Emily Triplett, Amy Tromba, Tyler A. Underwood, Alexander Wagner, Kori A. Wagner, Andrew J. Washburn, Lisa M. Werenskjold, Rebecca A. Wheeler, Caitlyn Williams, Kathryn J. Williams, Kyle A. Witt, Nicholas J. Zins. Valparaiso: Joy B. Armbrester, Christopher A. Barnes, Stephanie J. Fitzgerald, Tara A. Lord, Charnita Storr, Laura L. Vitullo, Joshua M. Woeckener.Deans ListFreeport: Samuel Blizzard, Elizabeth Haney, Anna Lennon, Susannah R. Lennon, Wahyu D. Lestari, Cheryl L. Maxwell, Jesse Moon, Mikaela Norton, Jessica Parsons, Jessica R. Stabile, Ryan J. Stabile, Brianna S. Thames, Rebekah Thorgaard, Candace B. Tousignant, Brittany Umble, Joshua D. Whitaker. Niceville: Corrine E. Akins, Jenny L. Armstrong, Santana M. Barlow, Jennifer M. Barsky Alexandria Bikker, Alexa K. Birmingham, Brittany N. Boothe, Agustin T. Borrero, Mark Boutwell, Jarret W. Bristol, Aaron C. Cain, Christine M. Campbell, Fletcher Cary, David T. Collins, Meghan Connelly, Kristen M. Cook, David J. De Vos, Hector J. Delgado, Sebastian G. Duckworth, Brandon E. Farlough, Kathryn Ferris, Trystan Flegal, Dennis A. Fleming Ginger L. Foster, Salina N. Fountas, Jensen B. Francis, Codey R. Friesen, Susan L. Galati, Cristina E. Garcia, Rachel Godfrey, Gaynell E. Graff, Anne Griffin, Allison Harris, Thomas Hiltl, Stephen Huntley, Madisan B. Johnson, Ana R. 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ArrestsJustin Levi Eugene Perkins, a tile installer, 28, of 505 A 23rd St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 24 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Perkins allegedly threw a hamburger and a beer can at someone, hitting the victim above the right eye with the can. Perkins' required court appearance is June 11. *** Christina Marie Cook, unemployed, 23, of 105 21st St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 23 on a charge of child neglect without harm. Cook's required court appearance is June 25. *** Linda F. Burke, a stocker, 49, of 915 Harrerson Lane, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police May 21 on charges of forgery/altering a prescription and possession of new legend drugs. Burke was issued a prescription for 30 Ultram pills, a nonscheduled, new legend drug. Burke allegedly altered the quantity "30" on the prescription to read "180" and used it to get pills from the pharmacy at the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Burke's required court appearance is June 11. *** Michael Austin Milum, 22, of 1619 26th St. Apt. A, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 23 on a charge of use of explosives, throwing a projectile. Milum allegedly bought two glass bottles, a one-gallon can of camping gasoline and gloves from the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. He allegedly asked someone to place a rag in the gas can. Glass found at a residence on the first block of Dana Pointe Drive, Niceville, had an anchorshaped etching that matched the bottles Milum purchased. Police believe Milum made a Molotov cocktail, placing fuel in the bottles and using a rag as a fuse. Police believe he threw the explosive at someone's car. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement found one of Milum's fingerprints on a piece of glass from the explosion. The Florida Fire Marshal's office found light petroleum distillate in the cloth in the neck of one of the bottles at the explosion scene. The petroleum distillate is found in camping fuel, according to the fire marshal. Milum's required court appearance is June 25. *** Gail Marie Williams, 36, of 439 Cedar Ave., Freeport, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 28 on an Escambia County warrant for the original charge of failure to appear for failure to pay cab fare. *** Bryan Jacob Smith, a restaurant server, 24, of 105 Harding Road Lot F, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 25 on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence and violation of probation. A deputy observed Smith on Stahlman Avenue, Destin, stumbling around the area and into traffic. He was allegedly yelling, screaming and displaying his middle fingers at the deputy. The deputy pulled his patrol car behind Smith, and Smith charged the car. The deputy got out of the car, and Smith charged him with a clenched fist while swearing. The deputy told Smith to back away, but he continued to advance. The deputy Tased Smith and took him into custody. *** Melissa Kay Clemons, unemployed, 37, of 718 27th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 23 on a charge of violation of probation. Clemons was arrested April 19 on a charge of driving while license suspended second offense. On April 29, a probation officer signed an affidavit certifying that Clemons had violated probation. She is on probation for giving false information to a pawn broker and trafficking stolen property in Okaloosa County. TheftsA Niceville resident reported May 24 someone had burglarized the business at 1098 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. The business owner reported someone had taken $300 from the store. *** A Niceville resident of the 300 block of Reeves Street reported May 23 someone stole his air conditioner unit from the window of his residence. DUI arrestsScott Robert Macargel, unemployed, 52, of 1217 Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at 626 W. Johns Sims Parkway, Niceville, May 23 at 2:27 a.m. Macargel was also cited for driving with an open container. His required court appearance is June 11. *** Athena Jeandell Carnett, 23, of 415 Escanaba Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police for DUI at SR 397 at Mansfield Avenue, Valparaiso, May 26 at 2:13 a.m. Carnett was also cited for driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. Her required court appearance is June 18. *** Sara Elizabeth Horrell, a waitress, 20, of 1217 Shipley Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at SR 293, Niceville, May 26 at 5:06 a.m. Horrell's required court appearance is June 18. *** Lauren Michelle Markowski, a restaurant employee, 20, of 513 Blackwater Run, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at SR 20 at Tamarack Avenue, Niceville, May 25 at 1:35 a.m. Markowski was also cited for driving 75 mph in a 45 mph zone. Her required court appearance is June 11. Criminal mischiefNiceville police received a call May 26 reporting that during the Blazefest music festval at the Mullet Festival site at 601 Highway 85 N., Niceville, someone had crashed into a table with a golf cart and was dragging the cart through the park area. Police said financial restitution will depend on the property owner's request.Bear sightingNiceville police received a call May 25 reporting a female bear and two cubs were crossing the intersection of South Partin Drive and Bayshore Drive, Niceville. 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 23, 2013 through June 2, 2013. 1 Structure Fire32 Emergency Medical Calls 2 Vehicle Fire7 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn14 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Partin Dr.....................................Alarm activation.............5/23/13........................10:03 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/23/13........................14:58 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Alarm activation.............5/23/13........................19:11 Bayou Ln........................................Medical...........................5/23/13........................19:43 20th Street......................................Medical...........................5/23/13........................19:52 McEwen Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/23/13........................19:53 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/24/13........................08:17 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash..................5/24/13........................10:17 S.R. 85 N........................................Medical...........................5/24/13........................12:25 Mulry Dr..........................................Medical...........................5/24/13........................14:51 S.R. 85 N........................................Medical...........................5/24/13........................19:02 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/24/13........................23:22 Kelly Rd..........................................Cancelled.......................5/25/13........................00:24 Nathey Ave.....................................Medical...........................5/26/13........................00:48 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash..................5/26/13........................06:16 22nd Street.....................................Medical...........................5/26/13........................07:44 Coral Dr..........................................Vehicle fire......................5/26/13........................08:49 E. John Sims Pkwy........................False call........................5/26/13........................09:56 Camellia Pl.....................................Medical...........................5/26/13........................12:38 Regatta Dr......................................Medical...........................5/26/13........................13:17 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle Crash.................5/26/13........................13:19 22nd Street.....................................Medical...........................5/26/13........................17:54 22nd Street.....................................Service call.....................5/26/13........................20:47 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...........................5/27/13........................03:03 E. John Sims Pkwy........................False call........................5/27/13........................11:03 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Water rescue..................5/27/13........................17:06 Bayshore Dr...................................Water problem...............5/27/13........................17:34 Everglade Dr..................................Medical...........................5/27/13........................20:45 Peachtree Way..............................Medical...........................5/27/13........................22:24 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/28/13........................06:28 Grand Oak Dr.................................Alarm activation.............5/28/13........................09:42 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/28/13........................10:22 21st Street......................................Alarm activation.............5/28/13........................18:02 Yacht Club Dr.................................Illegal burn......................5/28/13........................20:07 Rue de Palms................................Medical...........................5/29/13........................07:48 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/29/13........................09:03 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash..................5/29/13........................09:58 Edgewater/Roberts Dr...................Vehicle fire......................5/29/13........................18:01 S.R. 85 N........................................Vehicle crash..................5/30/13........................01:11 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................06:36 Reeves St.......................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................07:41 Nathey Ave.....................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................12:02 Oak Ave..........................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................14:23 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................14:56 Carr Dr............................................Smoke scare..................5/30/13........................16:27 Bayshore Dr...................................Medical...........................5/30/13........................17:37 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...........................5/31/13........................02:01 Chimney Rock Cir..........................Alarm activation.............5/31/13........................10:35 Twin Cities Blvd..............................Structure fire...................5/31/13........................14:46 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash..................5/31/13........................16:29Valparaiso FireThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of May: Location Situation Date Time Aucilla Cove....................................Fire alarm.....................5/4/13...........................14:46 Davenport Ave................................Fall................................5/5/13...........................07:25 S. John Sims Pkwy........................External gas leak.........5/6/13...........................03:51 Government Ave............................Vehicle accident...........5/9/13...........................08:57 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle accident...........5/9/13...........................20:30 Lincoln Ave.....................................Sick call........................5/10/13.........................00:50 Illinois Ave.......................................Cardiac arrest...............5/10/13.........................05:44 Hidden Cove Way..........................Overdose......................5/10/13.........................20:14 Edge Ave........................................Sick call........................5/13/13.........................23:14 Toms Bayou Bridge........................Vehicle accident...........5/10/13.........................10:56 Iowa Ave.........................................Cardiac arrest...............5/18/13.........................02:11 Washington Ave.............................Hemorrhage.................5/18/13.........................04:47 Edge Ave........................................Sick call........................5/20/13.........................01:52 Lincoln Ave.....................................Chest pain....................5/20/13.........................13:21 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Allergic reaction............5/20/13.........................18:53 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Public assist.................5/22/13.........................15:58 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Fire alarm.....................5/23/13.........................10:34 Hwy. 85/College Blvd.....................Vehicle accident...........5/24/13.........................09:29 Edge Ave,.......................................Sick call........................5/24/13.........................10:44 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Fire alarm.....................5/24/13.........................16:05 Edge Ave........................................Fire alarm.....................5/24/13.........................17:50 Kelly Road......................................Person down................5/25/13.........................00:24 Tennessee Ave...............................Heart problem..............5/25/13.........................13:31 Government Ave............................Chest pain....................5/26/13.........................16:28 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Drowning......................5/27/13.........................17:04 Edge Ave........................................Abdominal pain............5/28/13.........................01:05 Valparaiso Pkwy.............................Public assist.................5/29/13.........................09:59North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 24, 2013 through June 2, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Treasure Cove/White Point Rd.....Vehicle accident.....................5/24/13..............02:52 N. White Point Rd..........................Medical assist.........................5/25/13..............13:43 Legendary Dr..................................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/27/13..............01:03 Emerald Coast Pkwy.....................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/28/13..............05:42 N. White Point Rd..........................Medical...................................5/28/13..............08:16 Yacht Club Dr.................................Good intent.............................5/28/13..............20:07 E. Hidden Lakes Dr........................Medical assist.........................5/29/13..............00:23 Fairway Lakes Dr...........................Medical assist.........................5/29/13..............01:23 Muirfield Way..................................Medical...................................5/29/13..............11:35 Kokomo Row..................................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/29/13..............12:23 Evans Ct.........................................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/30/13..............09:01 N. White Point Rd..........................Medical...................................5/30/13..............11:25 White Point Rd...............................Alarm activation......................5/30/13..............14:59 Range Rd.......................................Alarm activation......................5/30/13..............16:17 Carr Dr............................................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/30/13..............16:28 Windward Cir..................................Medical...................................5/30/13..............21:38 Racoon Trail...................................Medical assist.........................5/31/13..............10:51 E. Hwy. 20......................................Animal problem......................5/31/13..............11:11 Napa Way.......................................Medical...................................5/31/13..............11:40 Twin Cities Blvd..............................Dispatched & cancelled.........5/31/13..............14:48 Glenlake Cir....................................Medical...................................6/1/13.................09:38 Shadow Ln.....................................Dispatched. & cancelled........6/1/13.................10:03 N. White Point Rd..........................Medical...................................6/2/13.................09:54 White Point Rd...............................Medical...................................6/2/13.................11:14 Troon Dr. W....................................Public assist...........................6/2/13.................16:25 N. White Point Rd..........................Medical...................................6/2/13.................17:12 Sailboat Dr......................................Medical...................................6/2/13.................18:40 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Page A-4 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 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 Vacation Bible School St. Paul Lutheran Church1407 E. John Sims Pkwy. NicevilleSon West ROUND UP Find ultimate truth in a Wild West settingA great time for all singing songs, eating great snacks, creating crafts, and playing games The cost of Vacation Bible School is $5.00 per child; this includes their own cowboy hat & bandana Open to children ages 3 (potty trained) 10June 10 June 14 from 8:30 a.m. -11:30 p.m. For more information, call 678-1298 NicevilleINSURANCEAGENCY www.nicevilleinsurance.comProtecting Your Business...Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. You can count on us. Safe. Sound. Secure. 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA 1181 E. 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percent boost in t axable va lues in 2012, the county's second highest rate of increase, with values at $185.4 million, up from $179.4 million. The North Bay and East Niceville Fire Districts rank third and fourth, respectively, in projected property value increase in the county, with North Bay projected to see a 2.752 percent increase and East Niceville expected to have values increase by 2.682 percent. Property Appraiser Pete Smith said the large increases indicated the mid-county area remains attractive to potential homeowners. "Obviously people still want to live there [in the Twin Cities area]," Smith said. "Even when the bottom fell out of the real estate market a few years ago, values in that area didn't really falter. And there are a lot of really nice subdivisions in the area that are just really attractive to people." Valparaiso City Administrator Carl Scott said the city's property value increase speaks to the convenience of being a Valparaiso homeowner. "People realize that Valparaiso is a great place to live," Scott said. "Our city is staffed with people who are willing to help and make sure your home is a good investment, and we make it very easy to live here." Scott said the approval for the construction of eight new residences in Valparaiso last year contributed to the increase in property values. Overall, Okaloosa County property values are projected to increase for the first time since 2007, when the real estate "bubble" burst. In 2007, values peaked at $18.8 billion and decreased every year through 2012, falling 27.9 percent over the slump. This year, total values are expected to increase nearly 2 percent, up to $13.8 billion from $13.5 billion last year. Only two Okaloosa tax districts, Cinco Bayou and the Florosa Fire District, continued to see decreases in taxable property values in 2012, according to the appraiser's preliminary figures. TAXFrom page A-1 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith I think it s good. When I m driving, I often see people with their phones up, and it makes me feel unsafe. Nelia Balazs, 49, Crestview, stocker I think it s great. I personally know people who have died because of texting and driving. Barry Lott, 33, Fort Walton Beach, student Janice McCauley, 33, Navarre, student dental assistant Dante Butler, 25, Crestview, military What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about Florida s new law against texting while driving?Sarah Phillips, 22, Crestview, unemployedLocation: Northwest Florida State College campusI think it s a reasonable law. It could save lives. I think it s a good law to prevent accidents. Texting prevents people from focusing on their driving. 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Izzo said part of his leadership skills stem from his completion of the nine-month Leadership Okaloosa program, which is designed to enhance leadership skills and promote community awareness. Izzo said his campaign slogan is "Leadership for Niceville." Henkel, 57, a program manager in Eglin's 53rd wing, is confident in his record as a councilman, saying he doesn't intend to make any major changes if elected to another term. "So far I wouldn't change anything I've done as a councilman," Henkel said. "I've always been a champion of low taxes and high quality of life for Niceville." Henkel, of Rocky Shores Drive, Niceville, was elected in a 2008 special election and re-elected in 2009. Nodjomian, former installation commander at Eglin Air Force Base and current executive vice president of the Matrix Design Group engineering firm, will begin his first full term in July, as he is unopposed. He was also unopposed in his first bid for the seat last year. Nodjomian, of Black Bear Circle, Niceville, said he is optimistic about his next term. "We've started a lot of great things in the past six months," Nodjomian said. "I look forward to being able to see a lot of those ideas come to completion." Nodjomian, 46, is finishing the term of former city councilman Bill Smith, who left the post last year to run an unsuccessful campaign for Okaloosa County Commission. ELECTIONFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserFour homes are under construction on North Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso. City Administrator Carl Scott said these developments are part of the reason Valparaiso's taxable property values including new construction are projected to increase by 3.328 percent from last year, one of the highest increases in Okaloosa County. Sal NodjomianI think it s awesome. Being a motorcycle rider, I have to worry about drivers who don t see me, and texting while driving only makes that problem worse. We are looking for old furniture and other items you might have in your attic, barn, garage or storage building. Give us a call and we will take a look.Call Barb: (850) 902-2205

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN includes the im age of an F-35 airplane, flanked by two smaller images of F-16 fighter planes, and bears the slogan, City of ValparaisoHome of Eglin Air Force Base. In other business, City Commissioner Joe Morgan expressed concern that the owner of the Compass Rose restaurant in Valparaiso may be trying to go too far in taking advantage of the recent agreement with the city commission allowing him to build a boat dock next to his restaurant, which overlooks the shore of Toms Bayou. Morgan said that the agreement approved earlier this year by the city commission was to allow the Compass Rose to install a small boat dock to accommodate a couple of boats. However, said Morgan, plans apparently submitted recently by the Compass Rose to the Army Corps of Engineers and Florida Department of Environmental Protection include a 90-foot dock which would accommodate up to nine vessels at a time. Morgan said this is well beyond the scope of what the city agreed to, and could interfere with water skiers and other boat traffic on Toms Bayou. Morgan said it could also raise the issue of whether the city would have to create a No Wake zone in order to prevent damage to boats docked at the restaurant due to the wakes of boats towing water skiers in the bayou. This, said Morgan, could potentially bring an end to water skiing in that part of Toms Bayou, which has long been a favorite place for that activity by many city residents and others. VALP.From page A-3 Take a free boat ride Saturday, June 8, by visiting the Freedom Boat Club (FBC) open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bluewater Bay Marina. There is no better way to enjoy a Florida summer than in a boat. Fishing, tubing, water skiing, scuba diving and sailing are essential elements of Florida living, and Freedom Boat Club provides its members access to the water without the added hassle and expense of boat maintenance, insurance, storage and cleaning. At this Saturdays open house, you can meet club members and staff, see the variety of available boats, and take a free boat ride on Choctawhatchee Bay. In operation since 1989, Freedom Boat Club is the countrys oldest and largest membersonly boat club. Currently, the franchise has more than 60 clubs across the USA, including the local club with locations at both Bluewater Bay and the Shalimar yacht basin. Members have unlimited boating at their home club, plus access to boats at each of the other FBC locations in the USA up to four times per year. Freedom Boat Club s online scheduling system allows members to make reservations well in advance, or for spur of the moment excursions, members can simply contact the dock master for immediate use of any boat that is available. The local club currently keeps three boats in Shalimar and five at Bluewater, including a sailboat as well as deck boat, bowrider and fishing boats. Members can enjoy the luxury of fishing, skiing and sightseeing at such popular locations as Crab Island in Destin. FBC staff members provide free training on each type of boat, giving you the skills and confidence to safely take your family out for a day on the water. A day of boating begins when the dockmaster meets you at your boat. You and your friends or family members then head out on the water for a day of enjoyment. Upon your return, you simply pay for the fuel you used that day. The dockmaster then helps you take all of your belongings out of the boat, and FBC handles everything else. "It is the affordable alternative to boat ownership," said Brian Gwinnup, owner and operator of the local franchise. Hours of operation for Freedom Boat Club are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., but extended hours are available for members upon request. For more information on Freedom Boat Club, visit freedomboatclub.com. For questions about the local club, call Brian Gwinnup or Ron Szuchy at 2188533, or email Brian at bgwinnup@freedomboatclub.com .Freedom Boat Club is located at 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, FL 32578. Advertising Feature Freedom Boat Club staff members Brian Gwinnup and Ron Szuchy teach a club member how to correctly maneuver a boat into a dock slip at the Bluewater Bay Marina. 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Sanders-NoahMiss Allie Lauren Sanders, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Henry Sanders of Niceville, was recently engaged to Mr. Robin Anthony Noah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Noah of Niceville. Allie is the Director of Public Relations for SETCO Services, LLC. Robin is a Project Manager for C.A. Owens and Associates a detention equipment contracting company. The wedding is planned for August 2, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Honey Lake Plantation. The Taylor Haugen Foundation is happy to announce the winners of the 2013 Scholarships. These scholarship winners were selected on their combined performance in athletics, community service, Christian faith and leadership. The scholarships are given each spring in memory of Taylor Haugen. One award is made to a Niceville High senior and another to an Okaloosa county student. A third scholarship was begun this year for an Okaloosa County student endowed by the Parisot family. The Niceville High recipient is Jason ODowd. Jason will be attending the University of Florida and plans to study Sports Management. While at Niceville, he played both football and Basketball. He was active in many school, church and community organizations including the Taylor Haugen Youth Corps. His parents are Brendon and Joan ODowd. The Okaloosa County winner is Christy Allen, a senior from Rocky Bayou Christian School. Christy will be attending the Air Force Academy in the fall. While at RBCS, she played volleyball, tennis, cross country and soccer. She was active in many organizations through her school, church and community. Her parents are Mike and Gail Cooper. The winner of the Parisot family scholarship is Rachel Mosley, a senior at Rocky Bayou Christian School. Rachel plans to attend Bryan College this fall. She played volleyball, softball and basketball while at RBCS. Her activities included school, community and church organizations. Her parents are Michael and Juliana Mosley. 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 , J J u u n n e e 5 5 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Whos News Engagement In Service TSgt. Sean David Haugan a 1998 Niceville High School graduate and active duty Air Force since July 4, 2000, graduated on May 11 with a Bachelors of Science In Biblical Studies from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. TSgt Haugan completed his degree through the Universitys Online College. *** Brittani E. Phillips of Niceville received Presidents List honors distinction. A total of 126 students were named to the Presidents List and 97 students were named to the Deans List. *** Gardner-Webb University is pleased to announce that Sarah Lynch of Niceville made the Deans List for the Spring 2013 semester. This recognition is the semesters highest academic honor. *** Matthew Craig McCartney was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. During the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year, McCartney earned one of the colleges top academic honors a Gold Star. *** Cara Bagwell of Niceville earned her Bachelors of Nursing from Oklahoma Christian University. *** Niceville High School Lady Eagle Christina Ramirez has verbally committed to the Providence College Softball Team. After an introduction to their softball program by Lady Friar Head Coach, Kerri Jacklets, Christina was offered a full ride to become a Lady Friar in Aug 2014. She will be studying to become a Physicians Assistant. *** Robert Wayne Newton recently graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Arts History. *** Rachael Elizabeth Farrell of Niceville has been named to the Deans List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. In honor of returned POWsThe Nixon Presidential Library recreated the White House gala event President Richard Nixon originally hosted at the White House to celebrate the Vietnam POW s homecoming. For the 40th anniversary Okaloosa County residents in attendance were, pictured from left, Howard and Libby Hill of Niceville, Ron and Marge Webb of Niceville, Jean Dutton and Ed Hubbard. Howard Hill, Ron Webb and Ed Hubbard were POWs. Jean Dutton s husband, Richard Dutton who passed away in 1999, was also a POW.Taylor Haugen Foundation awards 20lb Bag of Ice!for only $250Need 5 or more Bags?Call us at least 30 minutes prior to arriving at Ice House. We will load you up ASAP and save you time!850-685-4322HICE ON BAYSHORE DRIVE NICEVILLEGRADUATION PARTIESHFOURTH OF JULYHPICNICSHBOATING Food Grade ICE Jason O Dowd Christy Allen TSgt. Sean Haugan Christina Ramirez Rachel Mosley Allie Sanders and Robin Noah Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithFlipping into summerTurkey Creek Park was packed Saturday, May 25, as residents beat the heat in the cool waters. The boardwalk was busy as people strolled in the shade and rested under the fan cooled pavilion. The park is open at 6:30 a.m. seven days a week. Closing times are seasonal and are posted at the facility. Please contact Joe Caudill at 642-0072 for more information about Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Pavilion. NHS students chosen to study abroadStudents at Niceville High School were recently chosen by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth, a scholarship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad this summer and learn less commonly taught languages in overseas immersion programs. From top left, Erin England, Brayton Miles and Cassidy McAllister. In front left, Regan McAllister, and Lydia Moellenkamp. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew T. Birmingham graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Birmingham earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Kurt Birmingham of Boca Drive, Niceville, and a 2010 graduate of Niceville High School. A1C Andrew T. Birmingham READY WHEN YOU ARE THE WORKS ALL DONE! LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netwww.nicevillekw.com 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated.Since 2008 the sellers have renovated this cute 4/2, 1375 SF brick ranch with new kitchen cabinets, appliances, roof, master bath, tile and carpet plus fresh paint, lighting, and plumbing fixtures. No worries about wiring either. Shaded by majestic oaks in the heart of Niceville! $150,000Selling this summer? Call Linda Zickler today!

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Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway. Info: 897-4721. Fine art show The Niceville Public Library is featuring art by the members of the Local Color Artists Club in a show from the beginning of June to the end of August. Participating artists will be Lou Kaunzinger, Bill Stephenson, Dora Courtney, Sue Hamm, Annie Helms, Marie Jackson, Duskey Mallory, Theresa McRee, Lynette Miesen, Amy Jo and Dennis Rosati, and Gini Simpson. For more information call Amy Jo Rosati at 678-4813 or attend one of the monthly luncheons at Rutherfords. 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. Programs are open to children of all ages and are free. Registration is not required. There will be prizes, giveaways, and plenty of snacks for all. 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. with the following sessions on July 3, at 10 a.m. and September 4, at 10 a.m. A book signing will be available prior to and after each session. For more information please 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. Campers should bring a sack lunch and drink. To reserve your space call the Biophilia Center at 835-1824, Abrakadoodle at 424-5058 or register online at abrakadoodle.com/fl07. Republican women luncheon The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will be meeting on Wednesday, June 5 at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:00 p.m. To accommodate working women, 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 31st. $16 for members and $18 for guests. For more information about RWOF, visit rwof.org Movie Thursday The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite you to our first Movie Thursday of the summer. We will be showing Escape from Planet Earth on June 6 at 2 p.m. Call 729-5406, email eruff@valp.org, or check www.vcl.valp.org for more movies and dates. Stargazing The Department of Environmental Protections Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program Friday, June 7, from 6-10 p.m. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets and galaxies. Arrive prior to sunset. Program included in the park admission fee. Henderson Beach State Park is located in Okaloosa County, on Highway 98 just east of Destin. For more info call 837-7550. Blood drive Friday June 7 at General Dynamics, 115 Hart Street, Niceville, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. $10 ecard for the Online Store for all donors Biophilia Center is back Biophilia Center, Freeport, has new hours. They are now open June and August on Fridays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. General Admission is $8 for adults 13+, $5 children 3-12 and children two and under free. Friday, June 7 you can become your favorite animal with Abrakadoodles come-and-go lesson from 11-2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 be entertained and get silly with interactive improvisational story-telling with Seaside Repertory Theater, shows at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Museum education program The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host Home School Fridays and Hands on History Saturdays education program June 7 and 8, 10 a.m.-noon, on Pottery tells a story, at the museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The program is for grades K-6 and for home school families on Friday and for families of the general public on Saturday. The cost is $7 per child, or $5 for museum family members. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact 678-2615. World Oceans Day The Department of Environmental Protections Henderson Beach State Park will celebrate World Oceans Day Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with family-centered activities at the park. An informative sea turtle program will be presented by park rangers and the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff will bring their animal ambassadors. Childrens activities will also be included. Program included in the park admission fee. Henderson Beach State Park is located in Okaloosa County, on Highway 98 just east of Destin. For more info call 837-7550. Family roots work The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Dr. The program, Online Family Trees, will be presented by Margaret Harris, well-known local teacher of genealogy and the GSOC Genealogist. Open to all. Following the meeting, there will be a Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant. Please call 678-2023. Red, white and blue run The American Red Cross invites you to show your colors June 8 at the annual Red, White & Blue 5K starting at Ft. Walton Beach Landing. There will also be a kids half mile run. KCs Bar and Grill is hosting the post race party, complete with food, beverages and a game room for the kids which will be open all day. Online registration is $25/$30 at packet pick-up and race day. Pick up race packets June 7 from 6-8 p.m. at KCs Bar and Grill. The childrens fun run is open to children 10 and under and requires no registration. Register at active.com. 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. Next lecture will be June 9 at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Niceville Church of Christ. NWFSC art exhibits See Michael Aurbachs large-scale sculptures and Denise Choppins paintings in a free art exhibit June 10July 19, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The galleries are open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and 90 minutes prior to most Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage and Sprint Theater performances. Contact 729-6044 or mattiekellyartscenter.org Soccer camp FCDEC Summer Soccer Camp June 10-14 at Twin Oaks for ages U5U6, U8-U10, and U11-U13. Full schedule/registration/payment at fcdallas-ec.com/clinics.php For more information call Maria Jordan at 4969183 or email rec@fcdallas-ec.com Treasure at the library The Freeport Public Librarys Childrens Summer Reading Program, Dig Into Reading, will continue 10 a.m. on June 12with Nonies Ark who will amaze and educate with her collection of exotic animals at the Freeport Community Center located at 16040 US Highway 331 South. Programs are open to children of all ages and are free. Registration is not required. There will be prizes, giveaways, and plenty of snacks for all. Please call the Freeport Public Library at 835-2040 for more information. CHURCH DIRECTORY The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 THEBAYBEACON MULLISEYEINSTITUTEDarren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistNO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our office policy that the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for any free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Dr. Darren Paynes Smart lens Procedure can produce clear vision without eye glasses at all distances (close up, far away, & in between )Call Today at:Niceville Location 115 Bailey Dr. 678-5338Crestview Location 930 N. Ferdon Blvd. 682-5338 Call for a Smart Lens Evaluation with Dr. Darren PayneNeed Eye Glasses to Read?Smart LensesSM ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH and PRESCHOOL, ELCASunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Liturgical, 10:30 a.m. Praise Adult Classes: 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided.St. Paul Preschool now enrolling for Fall 2013.1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville Phone: 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.comCALENDAR Bluewater classes budget to donateThursday, May 9, as part of their economics studies, Mrs. Strickland and Mrs. Williams classes at Bluewater Elementary created and maintained budgets, raising over $250 by doing extra chores which they donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Pictured, Mrs. Strickland and Mrs. Williams classes, with Mr. Kevin McKone, Director of Operations and Mr. Dennis Ealy, Area Supervisor.Raymond Frank SchmidtFlying WestRaymond Frank Schmidt, beloved by all, died on May 24 peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Logging over 35,000 hours of flying time and 65 years of being in a cockpit or simulator, Captain Raymond Schmidt has made his last flight to that place way up in the sky, where pilots can go, when they have to die. A place where a guy can go and buy a Captain and Diet for a friend and comrade, whose memory is dear. Ray never worked a day in his life. Learning how to fly in an Army Air Corps AT-6 and B25 during WWII when he was only 22 and the flying bug stuck. He continued his career after leaving the Army with TWA and eventually made his career with Eastern Airlines for 38 years. He retired as the Senior Pilot. He then went onto train pilots for American Trans Air in the L1011s for another 15 years. Ray was blessed with three loves in his life. His first love of course, was his darling Millie. They were blissfully married for 46 years until her death in 2003. Second was his love for flying and finally, his love for the water. Ray is survived by his daughter, Julie of Cross Junction, Virginia, son and daughter-inlaw Steven and Darleen of Palm Beach, sister-in-law, Marion Wright of Prattville, Alabama, cousins, Sherry, Jimmy, Pat, Lucy and Tim from all over the south, God-daughters Emily and Maxi Nager, dearest of friends, Michael and Anke Nager, Roland, Bruni and Tina Klages. The family would personally like to thank everyone for their love and support during the past several months. Now, Ray flies west to once again be reunited with his beautiful bride. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Rays name to a Hospice of your choice. I would also like to request that everyone raise their glass to a truly amazing man at sunset Heres to one last sundowner. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at twincitiescremationsfunerals.com. Obituary Raymond Frank Schmidt World Ocean DayThe Department of Environmental Protection s Henderson Beach State Park will celebrate World Oceans Day Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with family-centered activities at the park. For more info call 837-7550.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Looking for mature, reliable, flexible companions to work with seniors. Must be able to work various hours and weekends. For more information, please contact Visiting You Senior Homecare at 850-974-1805 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Lighted curio cabinet. Approximately 66 x 20. Glass shelves, glass front and sides. $100.00 850-897-3969 Dr. Kenneth Haskin will retire from the practice of medicine effective June 28, 2013. Your medical records will remain at White-Wilson Medical Center and be available for other White-Wilson physicians. You may request copies of your records for physicians outside of White-Wilson by calling the Medical Records Department. Will do ironing in my home. Very reasonable rates. (850)685-4364 Help Wanted Items for Sale Legal Notices Services Yard Sales CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Help Wanted Help Wanted HELP WANTEDThe Bluewater Bay Tennis Center is in need of part-time help (10 to 15 hours per week) to assist in the maintenance of the courts. No experience necessary. Very flexible hours; mornings and middays.Applications are available at the Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive. Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. Well Help You Find The Home That Fits! 1821 John Sims Parkway Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-5178 www.CarriageHills.com Realtor@CarriageHills.com 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SFPRIE WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor more information call897-6464 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! THE BEACONSAT YOUR SERVICE ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $20.55. per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of this incredible bargain! ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $20.55. per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of this incredible bargain! Let the community know your business. Advertise in At Your ServiceThe Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot & The Green Beret Call Today! (850) 678-1080 HOME REPAIRVinyl Siding, Sof fit, & Fascia Screen Rooms & Patio Covers Replace Rotten Wood & ScreensLic# RX0066839 585-9511 ADVERTISE HERE! Easy and Affordable Advertising!Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at: 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 Ph 678-1080Advertise inAt Your ServiceYour advertisement would reach up to 15,000 households each week for starting price of only $20.55 per week. Bring your ad or we will make one for you. IRRIGATIONLicensed & InsuredCommercial/Residential259-1447 682-1447JERRY D. DUNCANIrrigation Systems Repairs Extensions Well/Pump Repair Professional Installation Free Estimates TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Don t be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! BayouTreeService PRESSURE WASHING 5% DISCOUNTfor Military, Senior, & First RespondersRESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES CONCRETE WALKWAYS DRIVE THROUGHS RELIABLE SERVICEAll Pro PowerwashingAmazing Results, Every Time(850) 897-5883 app1@ymail.com www.allpropowerwashing.comFREE ESTIMA TES Safe roof black streak removal Low-pressure roof cleaning Low-pressure house cleaning Wood, deck, & fence restoration Best service around Lic & Ins. COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. COMPUTER REPAIR PAINTING& PRESSURE CLEANING Residential Interior & Exterior Painting25 Years ExperienceSenior & Military DiscountsReferences Available Preferred Contractor on Angie s List FREE ESTIMATESRussells Painting& Pressure CleaningSPECIALIZING IN PRESSURE WASHING 897-5632Licensed & Insured IRRIGATION Sprinkler SystemPump Replacement/RepairNew Installations Extensions Landscaping DesignFree Estimates729-7110 PRESSURE WASHING(850) 699-7866Houses Drive-ways Fencing Dock RVs DecksNo Job Too SmallLicensed & InsuredE&D Pressure Washingq 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 TREE SERVICECountry Roads Tree ServiceWe cut so you dont have to Tree removal, trimming, & thinning Storm damage clean up 24-Hour Emergency Service Fully Licensed/Insured Call today for a Free Estimate!Ask for Joe the Tree Man!(850)461-7170 Residential/Commercial LAWN CARELess StressLawn & LandscapingFREE ESTIMATES RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIALCall RJ:(850)699-1617Licensed & Insured PAINTINGWhere quality makes the grade! Interior & Exterior Popcorn Removal Textured Ceilings Pressure Washing Licensed & Insured A+ ProfessionalAPlusProfessionalPaintingInc.comCall today for aFREE ESTIMATE!(850)225-0981 Locally owned & operatedA+ Rating on ANGIE'S LISTPainting IRRIGATIONCALL KENT BENNETT (850) 685-3507 Servicing Okaloosa Countyspecializing inIrrigation Pump RepairKBES Pool Pumps Lift Pumps Adjust/Replace Sprinkler Systems Most cases, Same Day Service PAINTING John FreySpectrum PaintingCommercial ResidentialFREE ESTIMATES FULLY LICENSED &INSUREDResiding right here with you in Bluewater Bay897-0700 Fax: 850-897-2626Interior & Exterior Design30 Years Work Experience 10 Years in Niceville & BWBOn Angie s List HOME REPAIR Bart'sHome Repair & Maintenance Lawn Sprinkler Repair Sheet Rock/Painting Exterior Wood & Fence Repair Free EstimatesNo job too small or large(850) 830-3279Lic. References Available Ins. 25 Years LAWN CARE Foxhall Lawn & LandscapingSPECIALIZING IN: Monthly Lawn Maintainence Flower Beds Pine Straw Steve-Owner/Operator(850) 232-7121Licensed & Insured COMPUTER SERVICES CLEANING SERVICE850-461-8263-Business/Residential -Specializing in general all over cleaning -One-time cleaning for the holidays -Professional -Reliable -Privacy is priorityKLEAN Quarters FREE estimates Lic. & Ins. TUTORING TREE SERVICEE m erald Coast Tree Servi ceSpecializing in Dangerous Tree RemovalTree Removal Tree Trimming Satisfaction Guaranteed 24 hour Emergency Service Free EstimatesChris Anderson, Owner & Operator Lic#3600100741990 Christian Based850-699-7087 LAWN CARE Landscape Maintenance Irrigation Checks & Repairs Landscape Renovation Landscape Design & Install And Much More!850-830-8898Locally Owned and Operated FREE ESTIMATES Call UsToday! CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOUR BEACON CLASSIFIED AD!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 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. If you want Niceville, Valparaiso and Bluewater Bay to know, say it in The Beacon. Call 850-678-1080. SEE NEWS HAPPENING? Call the Beacon Newspapers at 678-1080.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 THEBAYBEACON June yard of the monthNiceville Garden Club chose Som Pit Hall s yard at 1105 Coral Dr., as Yard of the Month for June. The Niceville Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Dr. Eagle project helps Wounded WarriorsNiceville s Troop 546 scout troop is proud to award scouting s highest rank of Eagle to Joe Reid. To earn this, Joe led other scouts in the construction of two portable hunting blinds for use by the Jackson Guard in their support of the Wounded Warriors Project. Pictured are Troop 546, Assistant Scoutmaster Britt Bobbitt, Hudson Pearce, Andrew Knight, Joe Reid, Mike Klinger, Scoutmaster Steve Pearce, Weston Smith, Drew Knebl, David Bobbitt, Garrett Oden, Conner Nelson, Gavin Tolbert and Alexander Johnson. High Intensity triple winHigh Intensity 10U-2002, 12U and 14U softball teams each won the championship in the One Day in May tournament on May 11 in Enterprise for their age division. Pictured are the High Intensity 10U-2002, 12U and 14U softball teams. Pictured, front row from left are Jason Nodjomian, Bridget Guien and Nicole Escoffier. Back row, Caroline Armstrong, Becca Mesiner, Kiwanis advisor Tim Parsons, Ciara Ordner, Daniel Wyatt, teacher sponsor Jennie Allison and Kiwanis advisor Bill Landsberg.The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso provides the Niceville High School Key Club with financial support. Twelve member of the NHS Key Club attended the District Education and Leadership Conference (DCON) in Orlando. DCON is an opportunity for officers and members to learn leadership skills as well as recognize members for outstanding service in past year. The following members received special recognition: Cassidy McAllister received the Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lt. Governor and Leader of Leaders Award, Anna Herrera received the Pride Report Submission Award, Ciara Ordner as Distinguished Vice President and Caroline Armstrong as Distinguished Editor. Other members in attendance included treasurer David Bobbitt, Nicole Escoffier, Bridget Guien, Becca Mesiner, Jason Nodjomian, Aubrey Reidinger, past president Melody Zargari and Daniel Wyatt.NHS Key Club lauded at DCONNew officers for wives clubNorth West Florida Retired Officers Wives Club Officer Installation for the year 2013-2014 took place in May. From left are Esin Gershaw, Eileen Workman, Dulce Solt, Denise Griffin, Karen Peterson, Glenda Bryant, Gen Hulse and Jessie Werdung. Luncheon meetings are September through May at the Eglin Bayview Club. BluewaterSports Bar &GrillTEXAS HOLD EM Call to reserve your place! (850) 897-25832000 Bluewater Blvd., Niceville NGood FoodMGood PrizesLFull Service BarKDrink Specials Tuesday & 2ndSaturday OF THE MONTH7:00 p.m. tillEvery Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience 678-0099 678-6211All doctors prescriptions filled Welds & Repairs Bi-Focals Tri-Focals Progressives Sunglasses Varilux Hoya Shamir Zeiss1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) to the future?Have your eyes examined regularly to preserve your eye health. Make an appointment with Dr. Amanda Brenci today for a full comprehensive eye exam. LOOKING AHEAD (850) 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18 Charlie, our NHS 2013 Graduate!We love you and are very proud of you!Love Mom, Dad, Ashley, Gray, Kyle, Trent, Mema Ruth, Mema Jan, the dogs and the Eyewear Unlimited Gang!CongratulationsEYEWEAR UNLIMITEDIN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. earCareTMASSOCIATES, INCNICEVILLEHEARING CENTERCertified Lyric Hearing Professionals NICEVILLEHEARINGCENTER, INC.1001 College Blvd., W., Bldg.2 Twin Cities Medical Plaza Niceville, FL 32578Call to make an appointment today!850-678-3277 (Daily Wear) 850-678-3211 (Lyric Extended Wear) www.NicevilleHearingCenter.com www.LyricHearing.com Grant@EarCareAssociates.com Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am 5pmGrant lives and works in the Niceville/ValP area and is Florida & Louisiana State Licensed in Hearing Instrument Sciences. A graduate of the American Council of Audio Prosthology and the recent recipient of the "Best Of The Best" Hearing Healthcare Professionals for the past two years by The Hearing Review Journal. Grant is Certified to fit the Lyric Extended Wear hearing devices. Grant is very active in his community with Chamber of Commerce functions and a Life Time Member of the world-wide community service organization-Kiwanis International.We are a locally owned independent (not a franchise) full-service hearing healthcare company. We sell and service most major brands of hearing aids. Most insurances accepted. HOURS: Monday-Friday 9am 5pm Located next door to Dr. Pat Tidwell's Family Practice office in the Twin Cities Medical Plaza on the campus of the Twin Cities HospitalDr. Richard C. Rebeck, Ph.D., HAS, BC-HIS Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences, Office Staff (left to right) : LaNika Lindsey Office Manager, LauraNan Wheat Director of Outreach WreaFaye Nieft-Paris Chamber Ambassador Niceville/Valparaiso Raye Norell Chamber Ambassador Crestview/Walton County Doris Arrington-Holloway Chamber Ambassador Ft. Walton Beach Grant Williams Chamber Ambassador Destin C. Howard Foote MBA, BSAE, HAS, Masters in Business Administration, Retired Aeronautical Engineer & Hearing Aid specialist Office Staff Richard Howard PROUD PHONAK PROVIDER Specializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair Mohs Micrographic Surgery General Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation DR. SCOTTBEALSBoard Certified American Board of Dermatology4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101 Niceville 850.897.7546Committed to the health of your skin.Nicevilles first and most trusted Dermatologist.

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Page 2 Wednesday, June 5, 2013The Beacon Salutes Class of 2013NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Norgene Alcantara Alicia Adams Lindsey AltrecheKatherine Ammon Lauren Ammon Cory Anderson John Angell Hannah Andrews Kelsey Alford Felipe Andreazzi Jacob Angelo Tanner AullChristopher AustinAmber BabulSean Bayer Taylor Bartleson Robyn Arabasz Alexandra Bailey Emily Bennett Dakota Belle Ulanna Sasha BentoTaylor BerghoffRobin BerntsenKolbie Bethel Madison Blome Kia Blackmon James Bentley Joshua Blackburn April Bockover Kayla Bloor Sarah BoltKristian BonannoEan Savory BookerChristopher Boone Savannah Boswell Madison Booth Matthew Bolin Emily Boone Franklyn Applewhite Caroline Armstrong Christy Allen Hannah Andrews John Angell Alex Bailey Rachel Baltz Dillon Bennett Emily Bennett Mikayla Berner April Bockover Matt Bolin Alexa Bonanno Davis Bowyer Savannah Burger Samuel Carden Chelsea Carlton Kayla Carr Brandon Case Amber Charello Tiffany Clark Ryan Colpitts Sid Detiege Brianna Elliott Rachel Godfrey Tom Goodenough Sydney Greer Leigh Anna Herndon Andrew Hess Kim Himmelberg James Houghaboom Ashton Huff Stephen Huntley Austin Hyde Oliver James Kyra Kerrigan Mackenzie Kidd Tyler Kinard Madeline Kirkpatrick Ronette Kortbein Paige Kratzke Harrison Krause Nicole Lande Tara Marler Chapman Martin Jeff Mashlan Caity McDonald Nathanael McNair Reagan Mills Andrew Mitchell Jacob Montague SunYoung Moon Marsel Mosley Dylan Moulton Jason ODowd Lauren OQuinn Kyle Pfeiffer Amber Phillips Jade Reindl Keanu Richardson Robert Robinson Jessica Sandlin Rachel Shelikoff Allie Stokes Morgan Strickland Ian Sullivan Genevieve Thompson Madisson Thompson Jordyn Vause Victoria Verzwyvelt Nick Wyatt

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 3NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Tashi Brown Kaitlyn Brown Alexis BucyTamara BuendiaMarielena BurdgeSavannah Burger Justine Eve Cabigas Kaitlynn ByrdDallas Browning-SmithRachel Butterfield Devin Callaway Kayla CarrTaylor CasalBrandon CaseSamuel Chesser Miranda Cheatham Austin Campbell Amber Charello Elizabeth Clemmons Stephen Clapp Stephen CoelhoRyan CollisterRyan ColpittsAlexander Colthorp Eric Counsman Lauren Corley Annalee Clifton Emily Cooper Carissa Curriston Samuel Cumbie Robert DAmicoAaron DanielConnor DavisKaylan Davis Jalen DeBonis Andrew Debolt Kayleigh CutnawCymphony De La FuenteZachary Camacho Samuel Carden Our cooperative is proud of the hats our young members are wearing. Education is a vital part of the cooperatives commitment to the community. Knowledge is power.EducationEDUCATION CHELCO Youth Tour students from the Niceville area are: Collegiate High School at NWFSC Samantha Arvin & Alix Bikker Rocky Bayou Christian School Claire Gunter & Tyler Paskell Niceville High School Rachel Gold & JP TaltyChoctawhatchee Electric Cooperative Inc. (850) 892-2111 or FL WATS 1-800-342-0990 www.chelco.com

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Page 4 Wednesday, June 5, 2013NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Amanda Demma Jonathan Del Conte Colby DetwilerPatrick DevlinCaitlyn DollLauren Donaldson Felicia Doyon Danielle Douglas Sidney Detiege Nicholas Donaldson Travis Ehlebracht Carolyn EricksonAlex EsquibelAlaina FisherNeil Fletcher Evan Fleischmann Connor Ellis Tyler Fleet Samuel Fletcher Samantha Fletcher Madalyn FreemanBrittney FrenchJacob FriesenHeath Fulmer Danielle Garnick Abigail Garland Bethany Fralish Megan Gallagher Rolland Goodenough Madison Garrett Daryn GrathwohlRobert GrayJanna GreenoSydney Greer John Gruber Timothy Griner Cameron Gossett Stephen Grider Brianna Elliott Elias Ellison

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 5NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Edward Gunger Anna Gugliemino Andrew HammesEmily HanchettKimberly HankinsAlexander Harber Scott Hathaway Dylan Hart Anna Hall Lindsy Harrison Jesse Havens Cody HeintzlemanRiley HelmsTaylor HelvieCarter Herman Charlie Henriott Nicholas Haynes Blake Henderson Katherine Herrmann Leigh Herndon Joseph HigdonKellie HigleyKimberly HimmelbergDevan HinesJames HoughaboomJonathan Horvath Andrew Hess Jordan Hoelscher Cody Huckstep Ian Howard Ashton HuffBraedon HughesDeanna HumpertKelyan Hurley Jaron Irons Anthony Imbruglia Amber Hudson Austin Hyde Emily Hayes Alexander Hefner

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Page 6 Wednesday, June 5, 2013NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Oliver James Kendra Jablonski Zachary JohnsonCrystal JonesRonni JonesTerrance Jones Grayson Kasper Nicholas Junger Brent Johnson Kelsey Joyner Maile Kawahakui Tyler KinardMadeline KirkpatrickKirstyn KissamLeigh Kollar Kyle Knight Kyra Kerrigan Nathan Klamerus Kenji Kopp Kaleigh Kooser Nicholas KrackoPaige KratzkeHarrison KrauseMatthew Krenek Emily Lander Nicole Lande Ronette Kortbein Leeann Laird Michael Lawson Thomas Larrison Shamahl LeeNikolas LennonChristopher ListakMarianna Litscher Joshua Lowe Damien Looney Julia LeBlanc Ashley Logsdon Shelby Kendrick Hannah Kidd Jessica Lummus Tyler Loy Sarah MaffeiKaci MahoneySpencer MailesJonathan Maraman Tara Marler Victoria Marks Travis Maderazo Jessica Markowski Chapman MartinMichael McClanahanDylan McCormickMary McDonald Michele McGuireMichael Mcgahey-MulhollanCassidy McAllister Robert McElroy Dylan McKinney David McKinney William McNairLogan MeadowsKayla MelendezMadeline Merts Abigail Miller Savanah Mikulcik Alexander McNair Megan Mickley Megan Miller Hayden Miller Tyler Miller Reagan MillsMolly MimsAndrew Mitchell Phillip Mitchell Peter Mitchell Trenton Miller Luke Mitchell Katelyn Martin Robert McAllister

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 7NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Jessica Reindl Rachel Reidel Keanu RichardsonLeslie RichardsonAmber RichmondMadison Riley Molly Rivas Bradley Ringler Erika Richard Mary Riley Miranda Rivera Ashley RobinsonRobert RobinsonJoshua RodgersTyler Ross Shelsea Ross Rebecca Roach Ariana Rose Kalia Ryan Nicholas Russell Alexis SampsonStephanie SandersDaniel SantasierCali Sarnosky Tyler Schrack Colton Savage Kyle Saleeby Kimy Sarra Trevor Sears Dylan Scott Tyler SettleTaylor SheekleyRachel ShelikoffArthur Shields Ashley Smith Aileen Smith Brandi Sekas Sophie Smales Anthony Riviello Kelsey Roberts Jacob Montague Thomas Monan Hannah MooreKelsey MooreAlec MorganConner Morrison Brandon Mosley Wesley Mosier Leyah Mooneyham Dylan Mortensen Jacob Nelson Maria Nunez-TorresJason ODowdMiranda ONeilWilliam Oliver Alanna Ohrt Adam Nodjomian Lauren OQuinn Tatiana Pacheco Kaitlyn Olney Jenna ParsonsMichael PatrickAndrew PayneGeorgia Pearce Barrett Perry Allison Peregoy Darin Paddie Zachary Pecore Cory Phillips Elana Pete Rodney PorterAnna PriceKevin PrichardRaigan Priest Joseph Reid Mckenna Reed Katie Pickler Andrew Ray Lien Nguyen Kristine Normand

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Page 8 Wednesday, June 5, 2013NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 ALSO MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2013Justin Anderson Mackenzie Austin Yante Beliveau Ivone Castillo Cassady Ciambor Tiffany Clark Terence Claybrone Dimitrius Davis Joseph Dixon Corey Eagle Austin Galloway Morgan Gobeli Rachel Haley Devin Hasselbeck Matthew Jeter Tevin Jones Dalea Kamberling Jesse Kellenberger April Kim James Kotowske Natalie Landa Lizbeth Lopez Stacie Lopez Katelynn Monticolo Keanu Moreira Malcolm Mosley Marsel Mosley Daniel Moss Zachary Nations Josue Prado Zachary Pugh Arianna Rall Morgan Richardson Kyndl Schoelles Laurel Sikes Keondre Singletary Cortney Stone Harold Tiahrt Jessica Tibaduiza Anton Fredri C Valdez Brian Whalen Tommy Whitfield Taylor Henry Haleigh L. Mooney Ryan Quinnell Nicholas Wells Stephen Watson Cameron WilleyPaige WilliamsArtavia WilliamsonAmy Wilson Hayden Woodin Leondre Wilson Samuel Wilcox Hunter Wilson Jordan Woodley Alexandra YoungNicholas YoungTanner Zant Kayln Worsham Melody Zargari Arden Woods Nicholas Wyatt Kelsey Smith Courteney Smith Mark SohaAlan SorsdahlJacob SowersChristopher Spivey Jordan Stein Drake Stansberry Haley Snyder Brittany Stanley Courtney StevensKyla Sundstrom-HowellEmma SuydanThomas Szymanski Genevieve Thompson Courtney Testa Ashley Stouder McKade Talbot Carley Traxler Madisson Thompson Catherine TroxellZachary UnderwoodAlexander ValenciaSabrina Valenti Devin Vazquez Jordyn Vause Cameron Tromba Mitchell Vansteenburgh Kelli Vinson Victoria Verzwyvelt Kellan ViveenAddie VoigtCarla Von KaenelPatrick Wallace Quentin Ward McKenzie Ward Michael Vitale Desiree Walls Alexandra Stokes Morgan Strickland

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 9The Beacon Salutes Class of 2013 Robin Andrews Kevan Adams Deni Avelar Rachel BaltzAriana Barthe'Rhianna Bergquist Julie Kate Brooks Justin Broaderick Jake Atkins Mark Boutwell Jason Buckland John ChapmanJonathan CheeSkye CoetzeeMatthew CrabtreeA. J. CouchEli Cassell Braden Corkum Olivia Davies Will Crew William EasleyRodney ElkinsBeth EnglishCameron Gibbs Jessie Gobin Katelyn Gluba Rachel Dovin Rodger Glover Joshua Hart Rachel Godfrey Destiny HicksMeghan HohmanAmanda HubbardMaegan Hughes Kaylee Jenzen Mark Huynh Alexis Hawthrone Stephen Huntley Jacob Burchell Danny ChangCOLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL at at NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE

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Page 10 Wednesday, June 5, 2013COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL AT NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE Kayla Jines Jonathan Jernigan Madisan JohnsonPatrick Jones Tyler Jones Kenneth King Alexandra McDuffie Steven Lipscomb Jenna Johnson Chase Lee Kelty McKnight Kayla MinklerTaylor MoberlyMorgan MondragonKurtis OdomTyler NobleZachary Miller Amanda Nearbin Maria Olsavsky Riley Oliver Cole Outzen Amber PhillipsAdrian PluguezAshley Quackenbush Rachel Rehr Rick Rasins Warner Olson Javien Ramos Alexander Russ Arden Robertson Amber SandersJacob SchelerJacqueline SextonHannah Shepherd Kori Smith Turner Sinopoli Jenise Russell Katrina Silva Christina Spinks Jacob SummersHelena TavarezPatrick TaylorScottie Thurwanger Sonata Valaitis Vishnu Sriram Karina Unger Mia VertudezAlex WagnerRebecca WheelerStefan Wheeless Kerri York Ashley Meyer Connor Mills

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 11The Beacon Salutes Class of 2013ROCKY BAYOU CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013 Austin Bearinger Christy Allen Mikayla BernerKristen BernheiselHeather ChandlerWes Chandler Brittany Dunn Cody Craine Asher Bechtold Mariah Colvin Brandon Ferrell Hannah GreenMandy HartLaura HerndonTy Jenkins Tanner Jenkins Elizabeth Gadzinski Jacob Holcomb Rachel Johnson Shiloh Johns Joshua JunWan-Shik KimAustin KirkpatrickBam Lapsiriwatkul Darla Lyon Deysi Ly Kandace Jolly Savannah Linn Keanu Mason Timofey Makarov Rachel MosleyJoshua MotterTyler MuellerNatalie Ouma Austin Rogers Jennifer Paskell Dillon McArthur Chelsea Outman Dwight Williams Savannah West Jenna Sasser Jessica Sandlin Audrey StevensChris Stovall Tim Sung Bri Wehner Bess Tyler Erika Wyn Casey Young Amanda Thomas Naldi Fonseca Brayden Gillette

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Page 12 Wednesday, June 5, 2013The Beacon Salutes Class of 2013 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16