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Title: The Bay beacon
Portion of title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville, Fla
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso City Commission Monday turned down five ordinances that would have relinquished city rights to waterfront land adjoining five parcels near the Compass Rose restaurant, Glen Avenue. The decision, which one official said may set the stage for a lawsuit, came after two hours of discussion by the commission and public comments from an unusually large audience. Three ordinances would have vacated city rights of way on land fronting Toms Bayou adjacent to three lots owned by CAJTDM LLC, a company owned by Compass Rose owner Michael Harris. Another of the ordinances would have added waterfront to a lot owned by Commissioner Kay Hamilton, a former Compass Rose employee. A fifth would have done the same for land owned by Jason and Angelle Rosenbleeth. According to the ordinances, the property owners would have allowed the city an underground easement for utilities on their property in exchange for vacation of right of way. In February, the city commission granted Harris an allowance of encroachment on city water-By Mike Griffith and Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff The Okaloosa County Commission has agreed to pay someone $47,000 a year to keep an eye on an estimated 10 to 20 sea turtle nests on county beaches. The money comes from bed taxes levied by the commission through its Tourist Development Council. In other business during a county commission meeting June 4 in Crestview, TDC lawyer Greg Stuart briefed the commission on efforts to recover money lost during the TDC scandal last year, in which the late former executive director of the TDC, who was supposed to have been overseen by the county commission, stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the county and allegedly allowed additional sums to be squandered on inappropriate purchases. Stewart told the commission that the county has recently recovered more than $10,000 from firms who were paid in a 2 more businesses sought for centerBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Oak Creek Shopping Center in Niceville may see the addition of two more-visible businesses, as the center's landlord wants to shrink the center's parking lot to accommodate new freestanding buildings next to John Sims Parkway. Matt Zenke, an engineer for Valparaiso Realty, which owns the shopping center, said it asked the city to build on the parking lot to accommodate the potential development of more "outlot" businesses. These outlots would be separate from the block of businesses that stretches from the CVS Pharmacy to east of Kmart in the shopping center. The developer plans to shrink the parking lot so that there would be as few as 4.5 By Mike Griffith and Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Citing a sharp rise in reports of crime and other police matters, the Valparaiso Police Department is seeking to add another officer. The city commission is scheduled to discuss the request later this month. For the budget year that will begin Oct. 1, the police department is requesting the addition of one full-time police officer at an annual cost of $46,600 including salary and benefits. The department has 12 officers and four civilian employees. To justify the additional officer, a police proposal issued last week cited increases in lawenforcement activity for the 12 months ended in May, versus the year-earlier period. The police proposal showed increases of 28 percent in the number of incident reports (to a total of 333), 20 percent in vehicle crashes (to 61), 150 percent in DUI arrests (to 5) 23 percent in traffic citations (to 624), and 23 percent in domestic violence and disturbance calls (to 59). The report also noted that during the period of May 2012 through May 2013, officers worked alone for all or at least half of their shifts on 140 occasions. Domestic violence and disturbance calls are officer-safety concerns, said the report, and thus require the response of at least two officers. This means that an officer working an evening or 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 12, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 7 Inserts Please see POLICE, page A-3 Please see TURTLE, page A-5 Please see CENTER, page A-6 Thurs., 7 p.m. Join “Dancing With The Stars” celebrities at Dancing with Desire a benefit for Children in Crisis, will be at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and feature Call 8644242 to purchase tickets. Fri., 10:30 a.m. Ret. Col. John D. Ross will be speaking on how to live to be 100 in the Niceville Council Chamber, 208 N. Partin Dr. For more info call 279-4863 x1504 Tues., 6:30 p.m. Historian Mike Thomin will share information on the pirates who terrorized the Gulf Coast during the 1800’s at the Niceville Community Center 212 Partin Dr. Call 2794863 x1504 for more information.Mon.-Fri., 9-12:15 p.m. Children four through completed fifth grade are invited to Niceville United Methodist Church for JUMP, a VBS program designed to teach children how to put their faith into action while having fun. $15 per child. Call 678-4411 for more information or visit nicevilleumc.org Calendar, B-3 COMING UP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 422 graduate from Niceville High SchoolBeacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Members of the Niceville High School class of 2013 walk into commencement ceremonies in the football stadium June 6. The schoo l graduated 422 seniors this year. "I think they're extremely well prepared," Principal Rodney Nobles said. "They're a great class, and they're very motivated." City nixes bids to give up waterfront About 40 people watch a Valparaiso City Commission meeting Monday. Some raised their hands when Mayor Bruce Arnold asked who opposed requests by some property owners that the city relinquish rights to land fronting Toms Bayou. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Police Blotter, page A-4 Please see WATERFRONT, page A-5 City seen rehiring ex-chief, A-3. Valparaiso police seek to add officerSharp rise in law-enforcement activity cited Sea turtle nest on a Gulf Coast beach.County to spend $47K a year on turtle project

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The response time of those outside agencies ranges from 15 to 20 minutes. That, said the Valparaiso police report, is a long, dangerous time for a victim to wait for help, and an unacceptable duration compared with Valparaiso’s normal twoto three-minute response time. An additional officer, stated the police proposal, would guarantee that no one would need to work on shift alone, and would shorten the response time during dangerous situations. The police budget proposal was submitted by the acting police chief, Capt. David J. Bruckelmeyer. Bruckelmeyer on Monday said some of the increases can be attributed to the efforts of police, while others are the result of multiple factors. "As far as the increase in DUI arrests, that's becuase our officers are being attentive and more aggressive at stopping them," Bruckelmeyer said. "As for the others, I think its a combination of crime going up, and people being more attentive and reporting things more often." The city commission is scheduled to discuss it and other budget matters June 24. The police department is also asking for other increases in spending for the next fiscal year, including $9,000 for computers and network servers, and $70,000 to purchase two new Ford Interceptor SUVs at $35,000 each. According to the police department proposal, there are five patrol vehicles assigned to the department. The normal operating life of a public safety vehicle performing patrol duties is about five years. The two new vehicles, if approved, will replace an equal number of Ford Crown Victoria patrol cars, which currently have 96,000 miles and 100,000 miles on them, respectively. The combined repair costs to those two vehicles during the last 24 months has been in excess of $6,000 over and above the normal maintenance costs of regular servicing and tire replacement, according to the police department. The police department is also requesting a total of $3,800 to pay for two new in-car video systems. These will replace two such systems in existing patrol cars, but which have become outdated and are no longer repairable, according to the department. The video systems are used to record police traffic and DUI stops, as well for as audio recordings during domestic violence situations. According to the police report, “They are essential in the prosecution of criminal cases, and for protection of our officers in this department against groundless liability lawsuits.” The Police Department also requested $3,500 year to improve computer software. POLICEFrom page A-1 Mayor says former police chief is sole eligible applicant for old jobBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Former Valparaiso Police Chief Joe Hart, who retired Jan. 31, was the only eligible resident to apply for the job before the June 3 deadline, according to city officials. Mayor Bruce Arnold, who appoints the police chief subject to city commission approval, indicated that Hart is a shoo-in for the post. The city received 10 other applications from residents of other Florida cities or other states, but Hart's was the only one that met the "residency requirement" specified in the request for qualifications, which requires the police chief to have lived in Valparaiso for six months, and in Florida for 12, before taking office. The requirement was not spelled out when the city advertised for applications earlier this year. The Valparaiso City Commission approved the request for qualifications April 8, and the city began accepting applications April 9 at 8 a.m. The original June 1 deadline was extended two days. Hart, who submitted his application May 28, entered the Florida Retirement Service's Delayed Retirement Option Program (DROP) five years prior to his retirement, according to Valparaiso Deputy City Clerk Della Rhodes. In this program, FRS employees stop earning service credit toward their pension and have their retirement benefit calculated when they enter the program. An employee's monthly retirement benefits then begin accumulating in an FRS trust fund, gaining interest, while the employee continues to work. The accumulated benefits and interest are paid upon termination of the program. which may last a maximum of five years. Hart, like any other employee receiving DROP benefits, is required by state law to stop working for his public employer for at least six months after the account is terminated. Upon his retirement in January, Hart, Arnold and Interim Police Chief David Bruckelmeyer all said they were unsure whether Hart would reapply for the position and begin working again once the six months had expired. Arnold said because Hart is the only eligible applicant, and because the city commission knows firsthand of his work, there likely will not be an interviewing process for the job. "I think that because of [Hart's] previous performance, the commission will be able to approve him," Arnold said. Per the city's charter, the chief of police is appointed by the Mayor, and that appointment must be approved by a majority vote of the city commission. Arnold said Hart would return to the 16-member department July 31, as soon as his required six-month hiatus ends. Hart said he is not assuming the job is already his again, but said he would enjoy returning to his previous post. "I would welcome the opportunity to come back," Hart said Monday. The request for qualifications approved by the city commission stated the job's annual salary would be based on qualifications. According to Rhodes, Hart made just over $70,000 a year when he retired. Before his retirement, Hart had served as Valparaiso's police chief for nine years, and had served as a police officer for 32 years. According to Valparaiso's charter, officers of city government, including the chief of police, must be over 25. It also states that "[o]nly persons...who shall have resided in the state for twelve (12) months and within the corporate limits of the City of Valparaiso... for six (6) months last prior to any election." The request for qualifications approved by the city commission stated that, per the city's charter, "there is a residency requirement for this position." It did not specify how long the chief was required to live in Florida or in Valparaiso before the job began. Joe Hart

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ArrestsTad Keith Bowers, a tile setter, 42, of 509 23rd St. Lot 5, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 4 on a charge of grand theft. Bowers allegedly stole 29 pieces of aluminum worth $2,500. His required court appearance is July 9. *** Ernest Oren Eubanks, a mechanic, 52, of 1041 48 St. Lot F, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 4 on a charge of violating an injunction for protection from domestic violence. A deputy found Eubanks in the company of someone he is not allowed to be with per a May 22 injunction. Eubanks' required court appearance is June 25. *** Rachel Nicole Diaz, unemployed, 34, of 1447 Cypress St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 2 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Diaz allegedly tore someone's shirt off and struck the victim on the right shoulder and back with a beaded necklace. Diaz's required court appearance is June 25. *** Regina Tucker, unemployed, 53, of 120 Crystal Lake Lane, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 2 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. A deputy responded to Tucker's residence because Tucker allegedly had an active warrant against her for failure to appear on a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. After the deputy told Tucker she was under arrest and attempted to put handcuffs on her, she attempted to pull away. Tucker allegedly fell when the deputy escorted her to his patrol vehicle. Tucker's required court appearance is June 25. *** Jonathan Matthew Whichard, a cook, 30, of 306 Oaklake Lane, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 29 on a Leon County warrant for the original charge of violation of probation DUI/no valid driver's license. *** Arden Lee Stanley, unemployed, 38, of 127 N.W. Mississippi Ave. Apt. B, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Valparaiso police June 2 on charges of possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer responded to the Tom Thumb at 159 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, in reference to a panhandling complaint. After contacting Stanley, the officer searched Stanley's vehicle and found several plastic bags containing a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Stanley was detained, and the officer patted him down and found a needle, syringe and a 350 mg pill of Carisoprodol. Stanley's required court appearance is July 9. Kristen Marie Britter, unemployed, 19, of 432 Andrew Drive, Valparaiso, was also arrested by Valparaiso police June 2 on a charge of possession of narcotics. Britter allegedly admitted the substance found in the car and which which tested positive for methamphetamine was hers. Her required court appearance is July 9. DUI arrestsMargaret Susan Wetherell, a dentist's office assistant, 23, of 286 Honeysuckle Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI in Destin June 1 at 4:09 a.m. Wetherell's required court appearance is June 18. OtherA Valparaiso resident of Bayshore Drive reported May 30 someone took two plants from her front yard. Another resident of the same street reported someone took a lawn ornament from her front yard. An officer contacted a person who admitted to taking the items, and the person returned the items to their owners. Neither of the victims filed an affidavit of complaint. *** A Niceville resident of the 4000 block of 13th Street reported June 1 she found a glass smoking pipe in her back yard. A deputy responded and noted the pipe had an odor of marijuana. The deputy took the pipe to submit as evidence to be destroyed. *** A Niceville resident of the 1500 block of Hickory Street reported June 1 someone stole two handguns from her residence. A deputy followed up on the incident June 3, when the complainant reported she had found the two handguns on the floorboard of her car. 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. F i re Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 3, 2013 through June 9, 2013. 1 Structure Fire24 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn1 Other Emergency Calls 2 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Medical.........................6/3/13...............................09:30 Seville Cir.......................................Medical........................6/3/13.............................10:09 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical........................6/3/13.............................12:36 Reeves St......................................Medical........................6/3/13.............................14:25 S.R. 85 mm 16..............................Medical........................6/3/13.............................16:05 Southview/Edge Ave.....................Boat call......................6/3/13.............................17:15 Judith Ave......................................Medical........................6/3/13.............................17:22 22nd Street....................................Medical........................6/3/13.............................19:27 Mulry Dr.........................................Medical........................6/3/13.............................06:17 Bayshore/John Sims.....................Vehicle fire..................6/4/13.............................14:15 Falcon Trail....................................Medical........................6/4/13.............................14:32 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical........................6/4/13.............................17:20 Bayshore.......................................Medical........................6/4/13.............................04:07 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical........................6/5/13.............................09:19 Duke Dr..........................................Medical........................6/5/13.............................09:29 E. John Sims Pkwy. .....................Medical........................6/5/13.............................21:24 Bayou Ln.......................................Medical........................6/5/13.............................04:18 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical........................6/5/13.............................05:15 Hudson Cir.....................................Medical........................6/6/13.............................09:08 Hudson Cir.....................................Medical........................6/6/13.............................17:53 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical........................6/6/13.............................20:08 Bayshore Dr...................................Medical........................6/7/13.............................01:02 Als Drive........................................Medical........................6/7/13.............................13:41 18th/Nutmeg Ave..........................Vehicle crash..............6/7/13.............................14:08 Als Drive........................................Medical........................6/7/13.............................14:52 23rd Road......................................Medical........................6/7/13.............................16:04 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................False alarm.................6/7/13.............................01:05 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Vehicle crash..............6/8/13.............................02:24 Hickory Ave...................................Medical........................6/8/13.............................13:11 23rd Street.....................................Structure fire...............6/9/13.............................12:24 Wava Ave......................................Hazardous conditions6/9/13.............................14:06 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Vehicle crash..............6/9/13.............................14:37 N. Partin Dr....................................False alarm.................6/9/13.............................20:21 ....................................................... Weekly Safety Tip: Fireworks are dangerous! Even sparklers, which burn as hot as 1200 degrees F (648 degrees C), cause thousands of injuries to children each year. Attend professional displays and leave fireworks to the technicians who are trained to use them. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook East Niceville FireThe East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of May, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Thomas St..........................EMS call...............................5/1/13.........................04:49PM E. John Sims Pkwy............Vehicle accident...................5/1/13.........................05:37PM Brookhaven Way...............Building fire...........................5/2/13.........................10:30PM 48th Street..........................EMS call...............................5/3/13.........................08:45AM N. S.R. 85...........................Smoke or odor removal.......5/4/13.........................05:29AM Valparaiso Blvd..................Public service assist............5/4/13.........................06:11PM E. John Sims Pkwy............Lock-out................................5/4/13.........................06:29PM Edgewater Dr....................EMS call...............................5/4/13.........................11:59PM Jason Dr.............................EMS call...............................5/7/13.........................09:15AM Sailboat Dr..........................Detector activation...............5/7/13.........................10:12AM Chase Dr............................EMS call...............................5/8/13.........................05:49PM Lanman Rd........................EMS call...............................5/9/13.........................01:22AM Marion Dr............................EMS call...............................5/13/13.......................10:38AM Ruckel Dr............................EMS call...............................5/14/13.......................08:28AM Valparaiso Blvd..................Assist invalid.........................5/17/13.......................01:45AM Callaway Dr........................EMS call...............................5/17/13.......................02:05AM Valparaiso Blvd..................EMS call...............................5/18/13.......................03:23AM Bond Cir..............................EMS call...............................5/18/13.......................11:07AM Wava Ave...........................EMS call...............................5/18/13.......................04:43PM McEwen Dr.........................EMS call...............................5/23/13.......................07:58PM E. John Sims Pkwy............Vehicle accident...................5/26/13.......................01:20PM 22nd Street........................Medical assist.......................5/26/13.......................06:01PM Wava Ave...........................EMS call...............................5/27/13.......................12:12PM White Point Rd...................Dispatched & cancelled.......5/30/13.......................03:00PM Range Rd...........................Alarm system sound............5/30/13.......................04:18PM Carr Road...........................Light ballast breakdown.......5/30/13.......................04:31PM Lake Way...........................EMS call...............................5/31/13.......................03:56AM Twin Cities Blvd.................Excessive heat.....................5/31/13.......................02:48PM Raintree Blvd.....................Cooking fire..........................5/31/13.......................05:53PM White Point Rd...................Cooking fire..........................5/31/13.......................06:03PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Name: Brendan Tyler Spears Wanted for: VOP-Burglary/Grand Theft Firearm Height: 6-feet, 0-inches Weight: 170 Age: 28 Date of birth: 04-23-1985 Hair: Brown Eyes: Green Name: Keith Douglas Carter Wanted for: VOP-Possession of Cocaine Height: 5-feet, 9-inches Weight: 245 Age: 58 Date of birth: 01-12-1955 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Dana Marie Stelle Wanted for: VOP-Giving False Name to Law Enforcement & Misdemeanor FTA-Battery Height: 5-feet, 3-inches Weight: 135 Age: 18 Date of birth: 12-20-1994 Hair: Brown Eyes: GreenPage A-4 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 THEBAYBEACON North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 3, 2013 through June 9, 2013. Street Situation Date Time E. Hidden Lakes Dr......................Medical........................................6/3/13...............08:43 Hwy. 20 at Walgreens..................Vehicle accident..........................6/3/13...............15:52 Judith Ave.....................................Medical........................................6/3/13...............17:23 E. Hwy. 20....................................Medical........................................6/4/13...............11:30 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/4/13...............14:17 Muirfield Way................................Medical........................................6/4/13...............14:38 N. White Point Rd........................Medical........................................6/4/13...............18:54 Springacres Cv.............................No incident found........................6/4/13...............21:59 Bobcat Cv.....................................Medical........................................6/6/13...............01:56 Ida Coon Cir.................................Medical........................................6/6/13...............05:20 Ansley Dr......................................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/6/13...............06:40 Parkwood Pl.................................Service call..................................6/6/13...............09:56 N. White Point Rd........................Medical........................................6/6/13...............10:19 Aruba Way/Curacao Way............Medical........................................6/6/13...............15:31 Pine Street....................................Medical assist.............................6/6/13...............16:37 E. Hwy. 20/Pine St.......................Vehicle accident..........................6/6/13...............17:04 Merchants Way............................Medical........................................6/7/13...............12:16 Merchants Way............................Medical........................................6/7/13...............13:15 N. 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front adjoining his property at 303 Glen Ave. in order to enlarge the restaurant by building an oyster bar and dock. On Monday, the commission, short one member as Commissioner Heyward Strong was absent, turned down four of the new ordinances after Commissioner Diane Kelly's motion for approval did not receive a second. On these ordinances, involving CAJTDM or Hamilton's land, Hamilton abstained. On the fifth ordinance under consideration—that to vacate the right of way on the Rosenbleeth property—Hamilton seconded the motion to approve, but the issue reached a 2-2 tie and thus failed, with Kelly and Hamilton voting for approval and Mayor Bruce Arnold and Commissioner Joe Morgan voting against. Before the votes were taken, Arnold expressed concern about setting precedents. "I have reservations about vacating city right of way for the benefit of a few individuals," Arnold said. "To positively state that we will have no future need of this land is in error." Morgan said after the voting that he didn't think giving away the city's right of way is in the public interest. Many people at the meeting spoke in favor of the ordinances before the vote took place. Dan Matthews, a lawyer representing the property owners who requested the vacation of rights of way, said the land in question, occupied largely by a waterfront gravel road, is not generally used by the public. "This is why we have ordinances for vacation of right of way," Matthews said. "Sometime the city doesn't use the land anymore." Several Compass Rose employees, including some who don't live in Valparaiso, spoke in favor of the ordinances. Travis Smith, Niceville, said the gravel road isn't used by the public because it is virtually inaccessible. "I don't know if it's even possible to walk down there," Smith said. Valparaiso resident Obie O'Brien spoke in opposition to the ordinances. "I wouldn't want the city to vacate the land at Lincoln Park for private use, and I don't want the city doing the same here," O'Brien said. Matthews expressed a desire to finally clear up the issue of ownership with the land bordering Toms Bayou. He said that for unknown reasons, the land was never deeded to the city in 1919, when most Valparaiso land was deeded. Morgan added that the city took dedication of the land by easement in 1979. Matthews said the vacation of right of way would clear up future issues for the land. Before the vote was taken, Arnold said he wasn't sure what Matthews would do on behalf of his clients if the ordinances were not approved. Matthews responded, "You know exactly what will happen." Valparaiso City Attorney Hayward Dykes said the property owners requesting the vacation of right of way would likely sue the city for that vacation. mismanaged “Boast the Coast” advertising campaign, and is also seeking reimbursement from an out-of-state symphony orchestra allegedly hired by the former TDC director, but which never performed. Stewart said he is trying to recover about $36,000 spent for such things as TDC office parties and cruises. Commissioners approved a recommendation from Stewart to regain the $36,000 by taking it from an escrow fund that had been set up for TDC vendors. The county commission approved a $47,000-a-year, threeyear contract with George Gray, who will continue his long-running project of conducting population and nest surveys of sea turtles which bury their eggs on 8.8 miles of Okaloosa beaches. Gray, whom Stewart and TDC Director Dan O’Byrne said is the only person in Okaloosa County qualified and licensed to do such work, will also be in charge of marking sea turtle nests, relocating them when necessary, coordinating turtle protection with beach cleanup crews, and conducting classes and educational guided beach walks at night for citizens interested in sea turtles. In nesting season, which begins in May, an egg-laden reptile clambers ashore after dark, digs a hole on the beach, lays her eggs, fills the hole, and vanishes into the sea. Months later, tiny turtles emerge and scramble into the surf themselves. Nests are protected by state law from human interference. Stewart and TDC director Daniel O'Byrne said Gray’s $47,000-a-year contract will last for three years, followed by options for two one-year renewals. After being briefed by Stewart and O’Byrne, the commissioners unanimously approved the deal. A TDC official said Monday that about 10 to 20 sea turtles nest each year on the Okaloosa beaches covered by the Gray contract, which includes Okaloosa Island except for Air Force land, and Destin except for Henderson Beach State Park. That would put the annual cost of the Gray contract at between $2,350 and $4,700 per nest, approximately, over the six-month season. Jim Trifilio, coastal management coordinator for the TDC, said Gray has been doing this job for the county since 1996, and that the new contract added the guided educational beach walks. Trifilio said the $47,000 will come from county bed taxes, which he said are allowed to be used to protect sea turtles because of a provision in Florida Statute 125.0104, which allows such taxes to be used for "shoreline protection." Trifilio said the protection of sea turtles is an important part of tourist development, and thus a good use of tax money. "We're in the tourist business," Trifilio said. "Part of that is letting people know that they can come not only to see the beach, but they can also see some endangered species in something very close to their natural habitat." Trifilio said two nests have already been found this season. Trifilio said Gray, who founded the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, is also a commercial fisherman. In an unrelated matter, Stewart told the county commission at the meeting June 4, Vision Airlines still owes the county about $39,000, in addition to $117,000 already paid to the county in delinquent passenger fees, and Stewart has filed for a court judgment to recover the money. He said he expects a favorable judgment within the next 30 to 40 days. The Vision Airlines dispute had to do with payments for its use of the county airport before the carrier abruptly left. This matter was handled by the county airports agency, not the TDC. Vision has countered that the county owes it money. In other contract-related business, county commissioners also approved contract documents with the Lord and Sons firm for the design and build project at the former Shalimar courthouse annex complex facelift. The cost of the contract is expected to be $166,597. The commissioners also voted to authorize Chairman Don Amunds to execute an agreement with Fort Walton Beach Medical Center to provide Baker Act screening and crisis stabilization unit services for the mentally ill. According to County Public Safety Director Dino Villani, the Baker Act services will cost the county $197,115 for the remainder of this year, with a new contract to be negotiated for next year. The work was formerly handled by Bridgeway Center. County growth management director Elliot Kampert told commissioners that an examination of the county’s national flood insurance program has once again resulted in an ISO rating of 5, one of the best available. Because of the high rating, said Kampert, county property owners who have federally subsidized flood insurance are entitled to a 25 percent discount. Such discounts, said Kampert, are only available in 17 of Florida’s 67 counties. He said the county currently has about 12,000 national flood insurance policyholders. In a short briefing to county commissioners, county public information officer Kathy Newby announced that the Northwest Florida Heritage Museum, Valparaiso, will conduct a historyrelated summer camp for children this summer. Persons seeking details about the camp may contact the Heritage Museum for more information. Delores Merrill, Niceville, Mattie Kelly Arts Center house manager Rufina Marte, 47, Crestview, waitress and business owner I check my supply box – we fill it each year. Then I dash out and replenish what we need. By the way, the Niceville library has a limited supply of books for children on how to prepare for a hurricane.” “I check my first aid kit and canned food, and the sleeping bags and entertainment for the kids. I also put gas in the tank for the barbecue.” Blaine Peachey, 65, Niceville, nurse “I put my pre-cut plywood on the windows, and check my supply of water. I make sure my propane tank is full. Most important, I check my supply of toilet paper – and I don t expect the federal government to do anything.”How do you get ready for a hurricane?Kim Castriotta, 47, Bluewater Bay, library clerk B.J. Murray, 56, Niceville, teacher Charles Dunning, 52, Holt, parks maintenance employee “I get all my flashlights and batteries ready. Then, I pre-test my generator. I already have nonperishable foods and window shutters ready, and I have pre-registration to board my pets up north if we have to evacuate.” “First, I make sure the hurricane is really coming. Then, I put my hurricane shutters in place, and collect enough food and water for at least 2 weeks, and make sure my car is gassed up. There s a lot more to it – I have a long list.” “I buy supplies – canned goods, water, and things I ll need if the power goes out.” THEBAYBEACONWednesday, June 12, 2013 Page A-5 Location: Niceville public library THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 • NICEVILLEHGRADUATION PARTIESHFOURTH OF JULYHPICNICSHBOATING Food Grade ICE 2012 J.D. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Now that the weather is nice and warm, residents across the panhandle are spending more time outside and looking to spruce up their yards. Kodiak Tree Service has been providing professional tree care services and landscaping mulch to the residents in the Niceville-Valparaiso area since 2005. Landscape contractors and area residents can go directly to Kodiak to meet their mulch needs year round at the Kodiak office, which is located on 418 Government Ave., Hwy 85 in Valparaiso. Whether a tree has grown too big or too old, Kodiak continues to provide professional tree service for any situation. And remember, when Kodiak removes a tree they also grind the stump for free! The Kodiak crew is known for their meticulous clean up. The tree care specialists at Kodiak can take care of tree branches that pose a threat to your home or business, before and during hurricane season. They can also remove branches that overhang and pose a threat to roof tops. They have bobcat equipment that can clean up on rough terrain along with a turf friendly bobcat which will minimize damage to your manicured lawn when removing a tree or debris. Kodiak recycles the tree materials used from the tree service portion of their business to produce a beautiful vibrant colored mulch. Small and large or bulk quantities of mulch are offered at a discount price. Kodiak offers four types of mulch, which is sold by the yard. They can choose between red, brown, black, or natural colored mulch. All four types are also green friendly; none of these contain any fertilizers or pesticides. The colored mulch is produced using Heartland Enriched Colorants. These colorants allow the mulch to keep its vibrant color a lot longer than bagged mulch. This is partially due to the fact our colorant is added during processing and not sprayed on afterwards like most bagged mulch available in stores today. Customers can have their mulch delivered to their residence, or pick it up themselves at the Kodiak office. For those who are interested in getting mulch, but have no idea how much they need, Kodiak has two easy ways to help. When applying mulch, it is recommended to apply it in a thickness of 3 inches. There are three steps in figuring out how much mulch is needed to complete a project. First, one should measure the area in need of mulch. Multiply (in feet) the length and width. Then, divide that result by nine. Finally divide that answer by 12. The answer is how many square yards of mulch you need to buy. There is also a mulch “calculator” on-line at www.colorenriched mulch.com. This calculator provides a much easier and more convenient way to approximate exactly how much mulch is needed. 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Partin Dr., NicevilleAssisted Living Facility License #AL11712For more information: 850-897-2244 Free Hambugers & Hot Dogs Live Music Petting Zoo Carnival Booths with Prizes Fun for all 389-4611 Lic. # CAC058469 *not to be combined with any other offer(normally $99)parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of retail space, down from the current city minimum of five spaces per 1,000 square feet. The outlots would be situated adjacent to John Sims Parkway, as the Compass Bank currently is. Zenke said potential tenants desire these outlots because they are more visible from the highway. The construction on outlots would decrease the area of the parking lot, and Zenke said the decrease in the minimum allowed parking spaces would make the lot less dense and easier to navigate. He said the size of parking spaces would remain unchanged at 20 feet deep and nine feet wide. Zenke noted that the same variance was granted for the parking lots for the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway and the Publix planned for construction northwest of the intersection of John Sims and Rocky Bayou Drive. Both are also Valparaiso Realty developments. "We've never heard a complaint that there isn't enough parking," Zenke said. Zenke said he could not identify the potential tenants for the outlots, and said there would be no more than two more outlots developed in Oak Creek. During a meeting June 3, Niceville Planning Commissioner Cris McLeaish asked if the development would block the visibility of current Oak Creek businesses not adjacent to the street. Zenke said there would not be enough development to block the views of current businesses and noted that the department stores at the Santa Rosa Mall in Fort Walton Beach are still visible from the road despite the construction of a Panera Bread restaurant and other outlots on the edge of the parking lot. CENTERFrom page A-1

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By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Four years ago Boggy Bayou remained dark on the Fourth of July for the first time in nearly three decades. The lack of fireworks was largely attributed to the poor economy. For City Manager Lannie Corbin, it was a call to action and the Twin Cities Fireworks Fund was born. The Fireworks Fund has completely covered the cost of the annual display over Boggy Bayou ever since. The committee overseeing the project fundraises all year long to raise money to ensure that the Bayou will never remain dark on the Fourth again. “With Eglin such a part of our community we should always have a fireworks show to show our support.” Said Sheila Bishop, Niceville Public Library Director. The show of patriotism doesn’t come free. Every year the fireworks display costs from $23,000-28,000, none of which comes from taxpayer money. The fund covers cost of the barge platform that launches the pyrotechnics as well as the fireworks themselves. Recycling cans for the fireworks fund is a major component of the Fireworks Fund. With drop off points behind the Valparaiso and Niceville City Halls and at Lewis Middle School, residents are urged to contribute their empty cans to the cause. “If the majority of the people in this area saved their cans it would fund the fireworks show,” said City Manager Lannie Corbin. “and not only pay for the fireworks this year. It would eventually pay for itself with interest.” Residents are urged to save their cans for the Fireworks Fund rather than placing them in their green recycling bins. Organizing can recycling for the Fireworks Fund can also be a great community project for Scout troops, churches and schools to be involved with as well. Besides the aluminum can recycling the fireworks are funded by sales of commemorative Tshirts. The Niceville High School art students have a competition to design the shirts. The 2013 winning design is ready to be unveiled. In the meantime 2012 shirts are available for only $5. Businesses can get their logo on the back of the shirts for a $250 sponsorship. Another way residents can be involved in raising funds for the fireworks is as easy as paying Standing over a sawdust-covered table on a recent afternoon, Audrey Bailey, a 78-year-old Niceville resident, watched as her mentor of nearly 15 years, Clint Mahle, lay a large stencil sheet filled with rectangles, diamonds and triangles over a piece of plywood, then began tracing a series of shapes onto the brownpainted panel. Audrey is part of a crew of volunteers, students and staff who have been working in earnest since December to construct and prepare the set for “Les Misrables”, the most elaborate summer production ever staged by the college, involving a cast of nearly 40 actors and chorus singers and filling the massive main stage for a seven night run of the world’s most popular musical. The show will run from July 17 through July 20 and from July 25 through July 27. For Audrey, who has volunteered with the college’s fine and performing arts programs since 1996, painting sets and other pre-production duties are second nature – although she acknowledges each of the dozens of sets she has worked on during the last 17 years has had its own set of challenges. “There is going to be a lot more detail in the ‘Les Mis’ set than we’ve ever done before,” said the veteran volunteer, who noted that every section of the massive set has to be built from the ground up, and every piece painted by hand. Audrey’s devoted backstage work began even before the college’s $25 million cultural arts venue was built, and she’s helped paint the sets for more than 50 productions — going back to the days when students performed the college’s popular summer musicals in the old gymnasium. Audrey’s enthusiasm for her volunteer work at the college also has a personal inspiration, “I like the young people, they keep me young,” she quipped with a smile. 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 1 1 2 2 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Please see FIREWORKS, page B-2 Who’s News NowMake your lifetime dreams come true! Ask about our small business loans.Andalusia • Opp • Crestview • NicevilleLoans subject to credit approval. Then Member FDIC EQUAL HOUSINGLENDER Captain Thomas Brittingham USAFR, graduated from (ENJJPT) Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot training on April 5, 2013 at Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX. ENJJPT trains undergraduate pilots for six NATO countries including Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Canada and the United States. In addition to these countries, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Turkey provide pilot instructors for the program. As many as 250 pilots complete the 55-week program annually. Thomas is a 2002 Niceville High School graduate and the son of Tom and Melanie Brittingham of Valparaiso. He has been assigned to Fort Worth, Texas to fly the F-16. *** Rocky Bayou Christian School 2013 graduate Jessica Sandlin has been selected to attend the Jnkping International Business School (JIBS) in Jnkping Sweden. Jessica, an RBCS honors graduate, has been extended a full scholarship to attend JIBS and will begin three years of study this fall to obtain a Bachelor’s in International Management and Economics. While at RBCS Jessica was President of the School’s International Thespian Society and Art Club. She provided over 120 hours of community service in support of her church, the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and the Stagecrafter’s Community Theater. *** Carter Herman was awarded an Army ROTC scholarship to Florida State University. He will be starting classes in the summer and wants to study Criminology and graduate as an officer in the United States Army. *** Keith Lee from Niceville, was recently named to the President’s Academic Honors list with a 4.0 GPA for the spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D. *** Barry Dylewski a Electrical Engineering major and resident of Valparaiso, was among the students from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne who were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester, which ended in May. *** Andrew Ellis Watson of Niceville, who is majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester. Niceville Public Library employees Lois Sprague and Brenda Bradshaw toss bags of aluminum cans into the Fireworks Fund bin behind Niceville City Hall. ”The library is a big supporter of the Fireworks Fund,” said Sheila Bishop, Niceville Library Director. “The staff here all save their cans.” Audrey Bailey works alongside Clint Mahle, scenic design coordinator at the college.For the love of the stageLongtime volunteer prepares set for Les Misrables Capt. Thomas Brittingham Jessica Sandlin Carter Herman Twin Cities residents make fireworks show possible 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) DR. AMANDA BRENCI, O.D.(850) 678-8876“Where there is no vision, the people perish” –Proverbs 29:18Happy Father’s Day!~ June 16, 2013 ~Dr. Brenci offers full comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. Schedule an appointment today! 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Poll y ’s Co n crete Products Poll y ’s Co n crete Productswww.poll y sco n crete.com Before After $50.00OFFFormed & Poured Driveway$100.00OFFCobblestone Paver Driveway READY TO ENHANCE YOUR CURB APPEAL?Upgrade your old existing driveway with Stylish Cobblestone Pavers or we can remove and repour your driveway.Call today for a free estimate 897-3314 their utility bill. Customers of the City of Niceville Water Department can sign up to have a little extra tacked on to their regular water bill that goes directly to the fireworks. As little as a dollar a month can be pledged to ‘Project Fireworks’ or residents can make a one time contribution. Forms are available at the water department or pledges can be made on the regular monthly bill. Supporters of the fireworks fundraise all year long. Coming up towards the end of June drivers may see some interesting characters on the corner of John Sims Parkway and Palm as the Chief Master Sergeants group, organized each year by Steve Sabin from Okaloosa Gas, set up the Chief’s Roadblock Collection drive. Last year Lannie Corbin himself stood out to cordially invite passing drivers to contribute their pocket change to the fund. Whether it’s cooking up Boston butts to sell for Super Bowl parties or peddling Tshirts, the Twin Cities Fireworks Trust Fund Committee is dedicated to keeping Independence Day lit up in Niceville for years to come so that the dark lack of celebration in 2009 never happens again but their success depends on community support. It takes a nice village to raise some fireworks. FIREWORKSFrom page B-1 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! 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When Emma became ill in December, she had already signed up for the Stitch-in-time January term class offered by Carla Alldredge, also her roundtable mentor. When the girls in the January term class discovered that Emma was so ill, they immediately wanted to make the class team project, a small quilt, for her. After the January term class was over, the girls in Emma’s round table faithfully prayed for Emma’s recovery. When the quilt was finished, the girls from Emma’s roundtable, as well as those from Mrs. Lynn Holcomb’s roundtable were able to enjoy a brief visit with Emma and present their friend her gift. Emma’s treatments continue, but her friends are all praying that next school year she will return to her school and classmates in health. The school also had an Emma prayer day, purchasing orange leukemia awareness t-shirts in Emma’s honor and making a video to send her. The proceeds from this event went to Emma’s family to help with treatment costs. Two Rocky Bayou roundtable groups, mentored by teachers Carla Alldredge and Lynn Holcomb, gathered to deliver a quilt sewn in h onor of Emma Harris, a classmate recently diagnosed with leukemia.

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Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. 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. House cleaning in BWB and Rocky Bayou areas. Call 850-3764610. Let the community know your business. Advertise in the Beacon s At Your Service Call 850-6781080 for details. If you want Niceville to know, say it in the Beacon. Help Wanted Items for Sale Legal Notices Services Office Space CLASSIFIEDS B eaco n “Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!” CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOURBEACONCLASSIFIEDAD! 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. 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Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.List Your Home With The Company That Knows This Area BestCarriage Hills Realty, Inc.! (850) 678-5178 1821 John Sims Pkwy. | Niceville, Florida 32578 www.CarriageHills.com | Realtor@CarriageHills.com 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SF PRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For more information call897-6464 Soccer camp FCDallas Emerald Coast Summer Soccer Camp is for U5U6, U8-U10, and U11-U13. Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July. Schedule/Registration/Payment at fcdallas-ec.com/clinics.php POC is Maria Jordan 496-9183. Teen reading program The Niceville Public Library teen reading program kicks off on June 12 at 1 p.m. with a movie event in the Teen Space. There will be popcorn, candy, raffles and a trivia contest. Reading logs may be picked up for teens to start participating and winning prizes. For more information call 279-4863 x1514. 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. Movie Thursday The Valparaiso Community Library invites everyone June 13 to beat the heat at Movie Thursday. The movie will be Warm Bodies at 2 p.m. Children under 13 must be either accompanied by an adult or have a parent/caretaker call in at 850-7295406. The following Thursday of June 20th will be a family showing of Oz: The Great and Powerful.Call 729-5406, email eruff@valp.org, or check vcl.valp.org for more movies and dates. Dance benefit The Fred Astaire Dance Studio presents ‘Dancing with Desire’ on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis to help provide homes to abused and neglected. Ticket prices are only $35 for military and seniors, $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP. The event will feature celebrity dancers from ABC’s hit show, ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Tony Dovolani, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Oksana, Karina and Val. The celebrity dancers are internationally acclaimed dance champions. Please call CIC at 864-4242 to purchase tickets or for sponsorship opportunities. Senior birthday party Twin Cities Senior Citizens will meet at 268 Glenview Ave. Valparaiso, June 13 at 1 p.m. for the monthly birthday party. Entree provided, please bring a covered dish to share. Come enjoy good food, fun and fellowship. For information call Patricia at 5430869. Free dinner for your heart Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host a free dinner and seminar on heart health on Thursday, June 13, in the Student Services Building at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. and presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, call 278-3600. Rocky Bayou golf classic The 26th annual Rocky Bayou Country Club Junior Golf Classic will be June 13-14 with tee times starting at 8 a.m. each day. Entry forms are available at rockybayoucc.com or call Andy Potter at 678-3270 ext. 4 for more information. How to make it to 100 The Keys to Longevity with guest speaker, Ret. Col. John D. Ross will be presented at the Niceville Council Chamber Friday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. This is a free program sponsored by the Friends of the Niceville Library. Call 279-4863 x 1504 for info. Parrot Heads meet Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club will have their monthly meeting Friday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. at Harry T’s on Destin Harbor. The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club, E.C.P.C., is a non-profit organization that supports local and national charities as well as environmental causes through both fund-raising and volunteer activities. All are invited. Visit ecparrotheads.org for the club event calendar and membership information. Smokey the Bear visit Smokey the Bear visits the Biophilia Center, Freeport to teach kids the difference between wildfires and prescribed burns Friday, June 14, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Blood drive Saturday, June 15 by The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints to be held at Niceville High School, 800 E John Sims Pkwy., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free t-shirt for all donors. Kids archeology workshop Come learn the science of archeology and create your own ceramic pendant artifact, carry out a cookie excavation, and learn how to throw an ancient spear called an atlatl at the Biophilia Center, Freeport, Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry presents the Dixie Melody Boys of Kinston, North Carolina on June 15, 6 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd. Crestview. The group has been singing for over 50 years. A $10 donation is requested at the door and a love offering will be received. Open to the public. Disaster preparedness The NWFSC AmeriCorps Ready to Intervene program in partnership with the Okaloosa County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) present “Disaster Expo – Are you Prepared”. The Expo will be held on the main campus of Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville, on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Center. Jump into VBS Niceville United Methodist Church welcomes children ages four through completed fifth grade to join them for a week of fun June 17-21 from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. as they learn to ‘JUMP’ into the world and put their faith in action. Registration is online at nicevilleumc.org/children Fees are $15 per child. Scholarships are available. For more information visit them online at nicevilleumc.org or call 678-4411 ext 187. AMVET Auxiliary anniversary The AMVETS Auxiliary 78 is holding their 30th anniversary Tuesday, June 18 at 5 p.m. at the AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave. Card carrying members receive free dinner. Guests are $5. Pirate time at the library Historian Mike Thomin will share information about the pirates who terrorized ships along the Gulf Coast during 1800’s. This free program will take place in the Niceville Community Center on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 pm. This program is in celebration of Florida’s 500th Anniversary and hosted by the Friends of the Niceville Library in partnership with Florida Public Archaeology Network, UWF. Please call 2794863 ext. 1504 for more information or to reserve a spot. Treasure at the library The Freeport Public Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, ‘Dig Into Reading’, will continue with a program on June 19 at 10 a.m. about the history of Florida and Freeport 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 8352040 for more information. 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 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 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 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 An ounce of preventionFace hurricane season with a plan. The Disaster Expo – Are you Prepared will be at Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville, on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Family Dental CareCompassionate Personalized CareRestore Your Smile, Keep Your Schedule CEREC delivers top quality restorations in one visit, so you can get back to what matters most.Same Day CrownsComplimentary Second Opinion(Includes Free X-Ray, D0220, D9310)• Comprehensive Family Care • Advanced Sterilization Techniques • Luma Arch Whitening In Office • Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding • Preventative Dentistry • Custom Crowns/ Bridges • Implant Restoration • Gentle Nitrous Oxide • Digital X-Rays CONVENIENT SCHEDULINGMon. Thurs. 7:30am-5:30pm Friday: Closed RALFP. ZAPATA, DDS THOMASGRANT, DMDWe Welcome New Patients & Emergencies729-1223www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com 908 S. Palm Blvd., Niceville We make see i ng the dent i st easy A fr i endly, relaxed atmosphere Wishing all Dads aHappy Father’s Day An American sweetheartAlana Lee of Niceville recently won the Miss Florida American Sweetheart Hostess title at the 2013 Miss Florida Coed Pageant. Miss Lee has qualified to represent Florida and compete in the Nationals. Alana is the daughter of Teri Lee and granddaughter of Alicia Lee. Plew students on patrolPictured are some of the fourth and fifth graders at Plew Elementary that serve as Junior Deputies and tasked with providing security and safety on the sidewalk and bus ramps. After they have provided two weeks of duty, they are awarded a Sheriff s Office Junior Deputy Badge. To become a Junior Deputy, they must have an approval by their teachers and always be mindful of the Plew Panther Character Traits. In remembranceSusan VanderZeyde, member of the Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with her granddaughters, Diana and Clara Beth Lafollette, both members of the Snowden-Horne Chapter of Children of the American Revolution, honor those who died in service at the Destin Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony. Ruckel Chess Club winnersRuckel Chess Club Tournament winners, standing from left, Hunter Brake as runner-up and Riley Hawkins as a semi-finalist. Pictured seated are Perrin Davis, Ruckel chess champion and Randy Tyson, a semi-finalist. Perrin s name will be engraved on a plaque on display at Ruckel. The plaque lists past tournament winners dating back to 1983. Six and a half decades strongCongratulations to Lou and Bill Kaunzinger of Bluewater Bay in Niceville, who just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married in Chicago and came to Bluewater Bay 18 years ago.Woman s club gets day of honorTo celebrate the Twin Cities Woman s Club 30th Anniversary, Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin, on behalf of Mayor Randall Wise, proclaimed May 22 as Twin Cities Woman s Club Day and honored five charter members. Pictured from left, Virginia Crisafulli, Sammie Davis, Mr. Corbin, Roma Shipley, Gwen Jones and Lillian Lewis. Charter member Sue Brown not pictured. nurses and heal around the clock by experienced physicians, Twin Cities Hospital’s emergency room is staffed nurses and healthcare professionals, like Dr. around the clock by experienced physicians, Twin Cities Hospital’s emergency room is staffed Twin Cities Hospital’s emergency room is staffed a m tta rv ea V s nt e en knowing more about your physician and the reactions and more. When it’s your emergency, stroke, heart attack, bone fractures, allergic emergency services for health issues such as trained team ready to deliver critical care and as a mom. Dr. VandenBosch is part of a highly part of being a seasoned ER physician as well just treat patients — she cares for them. It’s all and quick on her feet, Dr. VandenBosch doesn’t Michelle VandenBosch. Knowledgeable, caring nurses and healthcare professionals, like Dr. reactions and more. When it’s your emergency, as a mom. Dr. VandenBosch is part of a highly just treat patients — she cares for them. It’s all and quick on her feet, Dr. VandenBosch doesn’t Michelle VandenBosch. Knowledgeable, caring he ca a 41 y difference in the world. hospital that’s caring for you makes all the knowing more about your physician and the 2190 Highway 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578 31 tchospital.com 2190 Highway 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578 Michelle VandenBosch, MD p Michelle VandenBosch, MD THEY’RE NOT MAKING ANY MORE OF IT… 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. Land, that is! In 2013, more building lots have been sold than are for sale right now. If building your dream home is in your future, act now to purchase your homesite… like this one on Lindsey Lane, acre in the heart of Rocky Bayou! $125,000 Selling this summer? Call Linda Zickler today!



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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso City Commission Monday turned down five ordinances that would have relinquished city rights to waterfront land adjoining five parcels near the Compass Rose restaurant, Glen Avenue. The decision, which one official said may set the stage for a lawsuit, came after two hours of discussion by the commission and public comments from an unusually large audience. Three ordinances would have vacated city rights of way on land fronting Toms Bayou adjacent to three lots owned by CAJTDM LLC, a company owned by Compass Rose owner Michael Harris. Another of the ordinances would have added waterfront to a lot owned by Commissioner Kay Hamilton, a former Compass Rose employee. A fifth would have done the same for land owned by Jason and Angelle Rosenbleeth. According to the ordinances, the property owners would have allowed the city an underground easement for utilities on their property in exchange for vacation of right of way. In February, the city commission granted Harris an allowance of encroachment on city water-By Mike Griffith and Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff The Okaloosa County Commission has agreed to pay someone $47,000 a year to keep an eye on an estimated 10 to 20 sea turtle nests on county beaches. The money comes from bed taxes levied by the commission through its Tourist Development Council. In other business during a county commission meeting June 4 in Crestview, TDC lawyer Greg Stuart briefed the commission on efforts to recover money lost during the TDC scandal last year, in which the late former executive director of the TDC, who was supposed to have been overseen by the county commission, stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the county and allegedly allowed additional sums to be squandered on inappropriate purchases. Stewart told the commission that the county has recently recovered more than $10,000 from firms who were paid in a 2 more businesses sought for centerBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Oak Creek Shopping Center in Niceville may see the addition of two more-visible businesses, as the center's landlord wants to shrink the center's parking lot to accommodate new freestanding buildings next to John Sims Parkway. Matt Zenke, an engineer for Valparaiso Realty, which owns the shopping center, said it asked the city to build on the parking lot to accommodate the potential development of more "outlot" businesses. These outlots would be separate from the block of businesses that stretches from the CVS Pharmacy to east of Kmart in the shopping center. The developer plans to shrink the parking lot so that there would be as few as 4.5 By Mike Griffith and Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Citing a sharp rise in reports of crime and other police matters, the Valparaiso Police Department is seeking to add another officer. The city commission is scheduled to discuss the request later this month. For the budget year that will begin Oct. 1, the police department is requesting the addition of one full-time police officer at an annual cost of $46,600 including salary and benefits. The department has 12 officers and four civilian employees. To justify the additional officer, a police proposal issued last week cited increases in lawenforcement activity for the 12 months ended in May, versus the year-earlier period. The police proposal showed increases of 28 percent in the number of incident reports (to a total of 333), 20 percent in vehicle crashes (to 61), 150 percent in DUI arrests (to 5) 23 percent in traffic citations (to 624), and 23 percent in domestic violence and disturbance calls (to 59). The report also noted that during the period of May 2012 through May 2013, officers worked alone for all or at least half of their shifts on 140 occasions. Domestic violence and disturbance calls are officer-safety concerns, said the report, and thus require the response of at least two officers. This means that an officer working an evening or T T h h e e B B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, June 12, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 7 Inserts Please see POLICE, page A-3 Please see TURTLE, page A-5 Please see CENTER, page A-6 Thurs., 7 p.m. Join Dancing With The Stars celebrities at Dancing with Desire a benefit for Children in Crisis, will be at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and feature Call 8644242 to purchase tickets. Fri., 10:30 a.m. Ret. Col. John D. Ross will be speaking on how to live to be 100 in the Niceville Council Chamber, 208 N. Partin Dr. For more info call 279-4863 x1504 Tues., 6:30 p.m. Historian Mike Thomin will share information on the pirates who terrorized the Gulf Coast during the 1800s at the Niceville Community Center 212 Partin Dr. Call 2794863 x1504 for more information.Mon.-Fri., 9-12:15 p.m. Children four through completed fifth grade are invited to Niceville United Methodist Church for JUMP, a VBS program designed to teach children how to put their faith into action while having fun. $15 per child. Call 678-4411 for more information or visit nicevilleumc.org Calendar, B-3 COMINGUP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 422 graduate from Niceville High SchoolBeacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Members of the Niceville High School class of 2013 walk into commencement ceremonies in the football stadium June 6. The school graduated 422 seniors this year. "I think they're extremely well prepared," Principal Rodney Nobles said. "They're a great class, and they're very motivated." City nixes bids to give up waterfront About 40 people watch a Valparaiso City Commission meeting Monday. Some raised their hands when Mayor Bruce Arnold asked who opposed requests by some property owners that the city relinquish rights to land fronting Toms Bayou. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Police Blotter, page A-4 Please see WATERFRONT, page A-5 City seen rehiring ex-chief, A-3.Valparaiso police seek to add officerSharp rise in law-enforcement activity cited Sea turtle nest on a Gulf Coast beach.County to spend $47K a year on turtle project

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That, said the Valparaiso police report, is a long, dangerous time for a victim to wait for help, and an unacceptable duration compared with Valparaisos normal twoto three-minute response time. An additional officer, stated the police proposal, would guarantee that no one would need to work on shift alone, and would shorten the response time during dangerous situations. The police budget proposal was submitted by the acting police chief, Capt. David J. Bruckelmeyer. Bruckelmeyer on Monday said some of the increases can be attributed to the efforts of police, while others are the result of multiple factors. "As far as the increase in DUI arrests, that's becuase our officers are being attentive and more aggressive at stopping them," Bruckelmeyer said. "As for the others, I think its a combination of crime going up, and people being more attentive and reporting things more often." The city commission is scheduled to discuss it and other budget matters June 24. The police department is also asking for other increases in spending for the next fiscal year, including $9,000 for computers and network servers, and $70,000 to purchase two new Ford Interceptor SUVs at $35,000 each. According to the police department proposal, there are five patrol vehicles assigned to the department. The normal operating life of a public safety vehicle performing patrol duties is about five years. The two new vehicles, if approved, will replace an equal number of Ford Crown Victoria patrol cars, which currently have 96,000 miles and 100,000 miles on them, respectively. The combined repair costs to those two vehicles during the last 24 months has been in excess of $6,000 over and above the normal maintenance costs of regular servicing and tire replacement, according to the police department. The police department is also requesting a total of $3,800 to pay for two new in-car video systems. These will replace two such systems in existing patrol cars, but which have become outdated and are no longer repairable, according to the department. The video systems are used to record police traffic and DUI stops, as well for as audio recordings during domestic violence situations. According to the police report, They are essential in the prosecution of criminal cases, and for protection of our officers in this department against groundless liability lawsuits. The Police Department also requested $3,500 year to improve computer software. POLICEFrom page A-1 Mayor says former police chief is sole eligible applicant for old jobBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Former Valparaiso Police Chief Joe Hart, who retired Jan. 31, was the only eligible resident to apply for the job before the June 3 deadline, according to city officials. Mayor Bruce Arnold, who appoints the police chief subject to city commission approval, indicated that Hart is a shoo-in for the post. The city received 10 other applications from residents of other Florida cities or other states, but Hart's was the only one that met the "residency requirement" specified in the request for qualifications, which requires the police chief to have lived in Valparaiso for six months, and in Florida for 12, before taking office. The requirement was not spelled out when the city advertised for applications earlier this year. The Valparaiso City Commission approved the request for qualifications April 8, and the city began accepting applications April 9 at 8 a.m. The original June 1 deadline was extended two days. Hart, who submitted his application May 28, entered the Florida Retirement Service's Delayed Retirement Option Program (DROP) five years prior to his retirement, according to Valparaiso Deputy City Clerk Della Rhodes. In this program, FRS employees stop earning service credit toward their pension and have their retirement benefit calculated when they enter the program. An employee's monthly retirement benefits then begin accumulating in an FRS trust fund, gaining interest, while the employee continues to work. The accumulated benefits and interest are paid upon termination of the program. which may last a maximum of five years. Hart, like any other employee receiving DROP benefits, is required by state law to stop working for his public employer for at least six months after the account is terminated. Upon his retirement in January, Hart, Arnold and Interim Police Chief David Bruckelmeyer all said they were unsure whether Hart would reapply for the position and begin working again once the six months had expired. Arnold said because Hart is the only eligible applicant, and because the city commission knows firsthand of his work, there likely will not be an interviewing process for the job. "I think that because of [Hart's] previous performance, the commission will be able to approve him," Arnold said. Per the city's charter, the chief of police is appointed by the Mayor, and that appointment must be approved by a majority vote of the city commission. Arnold said Hart would return to the 16-member department July 31, as soon as his required six-month hiatus ends. Hart said he is not assuming the job is already his again, but said he would enjoy returning to his previous post. "I would welcome the opportunity to come back," Hart said Monday. The request for qualifications approved by the city commission stated the job's annual salary would be based on qualifications. According to Rhodes, Hart made just over $70,000 a year when he retired. Before his retirement, Hart had served as Valparaiso's police chief for nine years, and had served as a police officer for 32 years. According to Valparaiso's charter, officers of city government, including the chief of police, must be over 25. It also states that "[o]nly persons...who shall have resided in the state for twelve (12) months and within the corporate limits of the City of Valparaiso... for six (6) months last prior to any election." The request for qualifications approved by the city commission stated that, per the city's charter, "there is a residency requirement for this position." It did not specify how long the chief was required to live in Florida or in Valparaiso before the job began. Joe Hart

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ArrestsTad Keith Bowers, a tile setter, 42, of 509 23rd St. Lot 5, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 4 on a charge of grand theft. Bowers allegedly stole 29 pieces of aluminum worth $2,500. His required court appearance is July 9. *** Ernest Oren Eubanks, a mechanic, 52, of 1041 48 St. Lot F, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 4 on a charge of violating an injunction for protection from domestic violence. A deputy found Eubanks in the company of someone he is not allowed to be with per a May 22 injunction. Eubanks' required court appearance is June 25. *** Rachel Nicole Diaz, unemployed, 34, of 1447 Cypress St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 2 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Diaz allegedly tore someone's shirt off and struck the victim on the right shoulder and back with a beaded necklace. Diaz's required court appearance is June 25. *** Regina Tucker, unemployed, 53, of 120 Crystal Lake Lane, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 2 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. A deputy responded to Tucker's residence because Tucker allegedly had an active warrant against her for failure to appear on a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. After the deputy told Tucker she was under arrest and attempted to put handcuffs on her, she attempted to pull away. Tucker allegedly fell when the deputy escorted her to his patrol vehicle. Tucker's required court appearance is June 25. *** Jonathan Matthew Whichard, a cook, 30, of 306 Oaklake Lane, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 29 on a Leon County warrant for the original charge of violation of probation DUI/no valid driver's license. *** Arden Lee Stanley, unemployed, 38, of 127 N.W. Mississippi Ave. Apt. B, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Valparaiso police June 2 on charges of possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer responded to the Tom Thumb at 159 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, in reference to a panhandling complaint. After contacting Stanley, the officer searched Stanley's vehicle and found several plastic bags containing a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Stanley was detained, and the officer patted him down and found a needle, syringe and a 350 mg pill of Carisoprodol. Stanley's required court appearance is July 9. Kristen Marie Britter, unemployed, 19, of 432 Andrew Drive, Valparaiso, was also arrested by Valparaiso police June 2 on a charge of possession of narcotics. Britter allegedly admitted the substance found in the car and which which tested positive for methamphetamine was hers. Her required court appearance is July 9. DUI arrestsMargaret Susan Wetherell, a dentist's office assistant, 23, of 286 Honeysuckle Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI in Destin June 1 at 4:09 a.m. Wetherell's required court appearance is June 18. OtherA Valparaiso resident of Bayshore Drive reported May 30 someone took two plants from her front yard. Another resident of the same street reported someone took a lawn ornament from her front yard. An officer contacted a person who admitted to taking the items, and the person returned the items to their owners. Neither of the victims filed an affidavit of complaint. *** A Niceville resident of the 4000 block of 13th Street reported June 1 she found a glass smoking pipe in her back yard. A deputy responded and noted the pipe had an odor of marijuana. The deputy took the pipe to submit as evidence to be destroyed. *** A Niceville resident of the 1500 block of Hickory Street reported June 1 someone stole two handguns from her residence. A deputy followed up on the incident June 3, when the complainant reported she had found the two handguns on the floorboard of her car. 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. F i re Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 3, 2013 through June 9, 2013. 1 Structure Fire24 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire 0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn 1 Other Emergency Calls 2 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Medical.........................6/3/13...............................09:30 Seville Cir.......................................Medical........................6/3/13.............................10:09 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical........................6/3/13.............................12:36 Reeves St......................................Medical........................6/3/13.............................14:25 S.R. 85 mm 16..............................Medical........................6/3/13.............................16:05 Southview/Edge Ave.....................Boat call......................6/3/13.............................17:15 Judith Ave......................................Medical........................6/3/13.............................17:22 22nd Street....................................Medical........................6/3/13.............................19:27 Mulry Dr.........................................Medical........................6/3/13.............................06:17 Bayshore/John Sims.....................Vehicle fire..................6/4/13.............................14:15 Falcon Trail....................................Medical........................6/4/13.............................14:32 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical........................6/4/13.............................17:20 Bayshore.......................................Medical........................6/4/13.............................04:07 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical........................6/5/13.............................09:19 Duke Dr..........................................Medical........................6/5/13.............................09:29 E. John Sims Pkwy. .....................Medical........................6/5/13.............................21:24 Bayou Ln.......................................Medical........................6/5/13.............................04:18 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical........................6/5/13.............................05:15 Hudson Cir.....................................Medical........................6/6/13.............................09:08 Hudson Cir.....................................Medical........................6/6/13.............................17:53 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical........................6/6/13.............................20:08 Bayshore Dr...................................Medical........................6/7/13.............................01:02 Als Drive........................................Medical........................6/7/13.............................13:41 18th/Nutmeg Ave..........................Vehicle crash..............6/7/13.............................14:08 Als Drive........................................Medical........................6/7/13.............................14:52 23rd Road......................................Medical........................6/7/13.............................16:04 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................False alarm.................6/7/13.............................01:05 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Vehicle crash..............6/8/13.............................02:24 Hickory Ave...................................Medical........................6/8/13.............................13:11 23rd Street.....................................Structure fire...............6/9/13.............................12:24 Wava Ave......................................Hazardous conditions6/9/13.............................14:06 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Vehicle crash..............6/9/13.............................14:37 N. Partin Dr....................................False alarm.................6/9/13.............................20:21 ....................................................... Weekly Safety Tip: Fireworks are dangerous! Even sparklers, which burn as hot as 1200 degrees F (648 degrees C), cause thousands of injuries to children each year. Attend professional displays and leave fireworks to the technicians who are trained to use them. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook East Niceville FireThe East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of May, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Thomas St..........................EMS call...............................5/1/13.........................04:49PM E. John Sims Pkwy............Vehicle accident...................5/1/13.........................05:37PM Brookhaven Way...............Building fire...........................5/2/13.........................10:30PM 48th Street..........................EMS call...............................5/3/13.........................08:45AM N. S.R. 85...........................Smoke or odor removal.......5/4/13.........................05:29AM Valparaiso Blvd..................Public service assist............5/4/13.........................06:11PM E. John Sims Pkwy............Lock-out................................5/4/13.........................06:29PM Edgewater Dr....................EMS call...............................5/4/13.........................11:59PM Jason Dr.............................EMS call...............................5/7/13.........................09:15AM Sailboat Dr..........................Detector activation...............5/7/13.........................10:12AM Chase Dr............................EMS call...............................5/8/13.........................05:49PM Lanman Rd........................EMS call...............................5/9/13.........................01:22AM Marion Dr............................EMS call...............................5/13/13.......................10:38AM Ruckel Dr............................EMS call...............................5/14/13.......................08:28AM Valparaiso Blvd..................Assist invalid.........................5/17/13.......................01:45AM Callaway Dr........................EMS call...............................5/17/13.......................02:05AM Valparaiso Blvd..................EMS call...............................5/18/13.......................03:23AM Bond Cir..............................EMS call...............................5/18/13.......................11:07AM Wava Ave...........................EMS call...............................5/18/13.......................04:43PM McEwen Dr.........................EMS call...............................5/23/13.......................07:58PM E. John Sims Pkwy............Vehicle accident...................5/26/13.......................01:20PM 22nd Street........................Medical assist.......................5/26/13.......................06:01PM Wava Ave...........................EMS call...............................5/27/13.......................12:12PM White Point Rd...................Dispatched & cancelled.......5/30/13.......................03:00PM Range Rd...........................Alarm system sound............5/30/13.......................04:18PM Carr Road...........................Light ballast breakdown.......5/30/13.......................04:31PM Lake Way...........................EMS call...............................5/31/13.......................03:56AM Twin Cities Blvd.................Excessive heat.....................5/31/13.......................02:48PM Raintree Blvd.....................Cooking fire..........................5/31/13.......................05:53PM White Point Rd...................Cooking fire..........................5/31/13.......................06:03PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Name: Brendan Tyler Spears Wanted for: VOP-Burglary/Grand Theft Firearm Height: 6-feet, 0-inches Weight: 170 Age: 28 Date of birth: 04-23-1985 Hair: Brown Eyes: Green Name: Keith Douglas Carter Wanted for: VOP-Possession of Cocaine Height: 5-feet, 9-inches Weight: 245 Age: 58 Date of birth: 01-12-1955 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Dana Marie Stelle Wanted for: VOP-Giving False Name to Law Enforcement & Misdemeanor FTA-Battery Height: 5-feet, 3-inches Weight: 135 Age: 18 Date of birth: 12-20-1994 Hair: Brown Eyes: GreenPage A-4 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 THEBAYBEACON North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 3, 2013 through June 9, 2013. Street Situation Date Time E. Hidden Lakes Dr......................Medical........................................6/3/13...............08:43 Hwy. 20 at Walgreens..................Vehicle accident..........................6/3/13...............15:52 Judith Ave.....................................Medical........................................6/3/13...............17:23 E. Hwy. 20....................................Medical........................................6/4/13...............11:30 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/4/13...............14:17 Muirfield Way................................Medical........................................6/4/13...............14:38 N. White Point Rd........................Medical........................................6/4/13...............18:54 Springacres Cv.............................No incident found........................6/4/13...............21:59 Bobcat Cv.....................................Medical........................................6/6/13...............01:56 Ida Coon Cir.................................Medical........................................6/6/13...............05:20 Ansley Dr......................................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/6/13...............06:40 Parkwood Pl.................................Service call..................................6/6/13...............09:56 N. White Point Rd........................Medical........................................6/6/13...............10:19 Aruba Way/Curacao Way............Medical........................................6/6/13...............15:31 Pine Street....................................Medical assist.............................6/6/13...............16:37 E. Hwy. 20/Pine St.......................Vehicle accident..........................6/6/13...............17:04 Merchants Way............................Medical........................................6/7/13...............12:16 Merchants Way............................Medical........................................6/7/13...............13:15 N. 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front adjoining his property at 303 Glen Ave. in order to enlarge the restaurant by building an oyster bar and dock. On Monday, the commission, short one member as Commissioner Heyward Strong was absent, turned down four of the new ordinances after Commissioner Diane Kelly's motion for approval did not receive a second. On these ordinances, involving CAJTDM or Hamilton's land, Hamilton abstained. On the fifth ordinance under considerationthat to vacate the right of way on the Rosenbleeth propertyHamilton seconded the motion to approve, but the issue reached a 2-2 tie and thus failed, with Kelly and Hamilton voting for approval and Mayor Bruce Arnold and Commissioner Joe Morgan voting against. Before the votes were taken, Arnold expressed concern about setting precedents. "I have reservations about vacating city right of way for the benefit of a few individuals," Arnold said. "To positively state that we will have no future need of this land is in error." Morgan said after the voting that he didn't think giving away the city's right of way is in the public interest. Many people at the meeting spoke in favor of the ordinances before the vote took place. Dan Matthews, a lawyer representing the property owners who requested the vacation of rights of way, said the land in question, occupied largely by a waterfront gravel road, is not generally used by the public. "This is why we have ordinances for vacation of right of way," Matthews said. "Sometime the city doesn't use the land anymore." Several Compass Rose employees, including some who don't live in Valparaiso, spoke in favor of the ordinances. Travis Smith, Niceville, said the gravel road isn't used by the public because it is virtually inaccessible. "I don't know if it's even possible to walk down there," Smith said. Valparaiso resident Obie O'Brien spoke in opposition to the ordinances. "I wouldn't want the city to vacate the land at Lincoln Park for private use, and I don't want the city doing the same here," O'Brien said. Matthews expressed a desire to finally clear up the issue of ownership with the land bordering Toms Bayou. He said that for unknown reasons, the land was never deeded to the city in 1919, when most Valparaiso land was deeded. Morgan added that the city took dedication of the land by easement in 1979. Matthews said the vacation of right of way would clear up future issues for the land. Before the vote was taken, Arnold said he wasn't sure what Matthews would do on behalf of his clients if the ordinances were not approved. Matthews responded, "You know exactly what will happen." Valparaiso City Attorney Hayward Dykes said the property owners requesting the vacation of right of way would likely sue the city for that vacation. mismanaged Boast the Coast advertising campaign, and is also seeking reimbursement from an out-of-state symphony orchestra allegedly hired by the former TDC director, but which never performed. Stewart said he is trying to recover about $36,000 spent for such things as TDC office parties and cruises. Commissioners approved a recommendation from Stewart to regain the $36,000 by taking it from an escrow fund that had been set up for TDC vendors. The county commission approved a $47,000-a-year, threeyear contract with George Gray, who will continue his long-running project of conducting population and nest surveys of sea turtles which bury their eggs on 8.8 miles of Okaloosa beaches. Gray, whom Stewart and TDC Director Dan OByrne said is the only person in Okaloosa County qualified and licensed to do such work, will also be in charge of marking sea turtle nests, relocating them when necessary, coordinating turtle protection with beach cleanup crews, and conducting classes and educational guided beach walks at night for citizens interested in sea turtles. In nesting season, which begins in May, an egg-laden reptile clambers ashore after dark, digs a hole on the beach, lays her eggs, fills the hole, and vanishes into the sea. Months later, tiny turtles emerge and scramble into the surf themselves. Nests are protected by state law from human interference. Stewart and TDC director Daniel O'Byrne said Grays $47,000-a-year contract will last for three years, followed by options for two one-year renewals. After being briefed by Stewart and OByrne, the commissioners unanimously approved the deal. A TDC official said Monday that about 10 to 20 sea turtles nest each year on the Okaloosa beaches covered by the Gray contract, which includes Okaloosa Island except for Air Force land, and Destin except for Henderson Beach State Park. That would put the annual cost of the Gray contract at between $2,350 and $4,700 per nest, approximately, over the six-month season. Jim Trifilio, coastal management coordinator for the TDC, said Gray has been doing this job for the county since 1996, and that the new contract added the guided educational beach walks. Trifilio said the $47,000 will come from county bed taxes, which he said are allowed to be used to protect sea turtles because of a provision in Florida Statute 125.0104, which allows such taxes to be used for "shoreline protection." Trifilio said the protection of sea turtles is an important part of tourist development, and thus a good use of tax money. "We're in the tourist business," Trifilio said. "Part of that is letting people know that they can come not only to see the beach, but they can also see some endangered species in something very close to their natural habitat." Trifilio said two nests have already been found this season. Trifilio said Gray, who founded the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, is also a commercial fisherman. In an unrelated matter, Stewart told the county commission at the meeting June 4, Vision Airlines still owes the county about $39,000, in addition to $117,000 already paid to the county in delinquent passenger fees, and Stewart has filed for a court judgment to recover the money. He said he expects a favorable judgment within the next 30 to 40 days. The Vision Airlines dispute had to do with payments for its use of the county airport before the carrier abruptly left. This matter was handled by the county airports agency, not the TDC. Vision has countered that the county owes it money. In other contract-related business, county commissioners also approved contract documents with the Lord and Sons firm for the design and build project at the former Shalimar courthouse annex complex facelift. The cost of the contract is expected to be $166,597. The commissioners also voted to authorize Chairman Don Amunds to execute an agreement with Fort Walton Beach Medical Center to provide Baker Act screening and crisis stabilization unit services for the mentally ill. According to County Public Safety Director Dino Villani, the Baker Act services will cost the county $197,115 for the remainder of this year, with a new contract to be negotiated for next year. The work was formerly handled by Bridgeway Center. County growth management director Elliot Kampert told commissioners that an examination of the countys national flood insurance program has once again resulted in an ISO rating of 5, one of the best available. Because of the high rating, said Kampert, county property owners who have federally subsidized flood insurance are entitled to a 25 percent discount. Such discounts, said Kampert, are only available in 17 of Floridas 67 counties. He said the county currently has about 12,000 national flood insurance policyholders. In a short briefing to county commissioners, county public information officer Kathy Newby announced that the Northwest Florida Heritage Museum, Valparaiso, will conduct a historyrelated summer camp for children this summer. Persons seeking details about the camp may contact the Heritage Museum for more information. Delores Merrill, Niceville, Mattie Kelly Arts Center house manager Rufina Marte, 47, Crestview, waitress and business owner I check my supply box we fill it each year. Then I dash out and replenish what we need. By the way, the Niceville library has a limited supply of books for children on how to prepare for a hurricane. I check my first aid kit and canned food, and the sleeping bags and entertainment for the kids. I also put gas in the tank for the barbecue. Blaine Peachey, 65, Niceville, nurse I put my pre-cut plywood on the windows, and check my supply of water. I make sure my propane tank is full. Most important, I check my supply of toilet paper and I don t expect the federal government to do anything.How do you get ready for a hurricane?Kim Castriotta, 47, Bluewater Bay, library clerk B.J. Murray, 56, Niceville, teacher Charles Dunning, 52, Holt, parks maintenance employee I get all my flashlights and batteries ready. Then, I pre-test my generator. I already have nonperishable foods and window shutters ready, and I have pre-registration to board my pets up north if we have to evacuate. First, I make sure the hurricane is really coming. Then, I put my hurricane shutters in place, and collect enough food and water for at least 2 weeks, and make sure my car is gassed up. There s a lot more to it I have a long list. I buy supplies canned goods, water, and things I ll need if the power goes out. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, June 12, 2013 Page A-5 Location: Niceville public library THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 NICEVILLEHGRADUATION PARTIESHFOURTH OF JULYHPICNICSHBOATING Food Grade ICE 2012 J.D. Powers Award winnerBuyer and Seller Satisfaction4534 Hwy 20 East, Niceville Bluewater Bay*Stats from current MLS Ask about property managementCall us279-4332EMERALD COASTEach office independently owned and operated. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Now that the weather is nice and warm, residents across the panhandle are spending more time outside and looking to spruce up their yards. Kodiak Tree Service has been providing professional tree care services and landscaping mulch to the residents in the Niceville-Valparaiso area since 2005. Landscape contractors and area residents can go directly to Kodiak to meet their mulch needs year round at the Kodiak office, which is located on 418 Government Ave., Hwy 85 in Valparaiso. Whether a tree has grown too big or too old, Kodiak continues to provide professional tree service for any situation. And remember, when Kodiak removes a tree they also grind the stump for free! The Kodiak crew is known for their meticulous clean up. 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Partin Dr., NicevilleAssisted Living Facility License #AL11712For more information: 850-897-2244 Free Hambugers & Hot Dogs Live Music Petting Zoo Carnival Booths with Prizes Fun for all 389-4611Lic. # CAC058469 *not to be combined with any other offer(normally $99)parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of retail space, down from the current city minimum of five spaces per 1,000 square feet. The outlots would be situated adjacent to John Sims Parkway, as the Compass Bank currently is. Zenke said potential tenants desire these outlots because they are more visible from the highway. The construction on outlots would decrease the area of the parking lot, and Zenke said the decrease in the minimum allowed parking spaces would make the lot less dense and easier to navigate. He said the size of parking spaces would remain unchanged at 20 feet deep and nine feet wide. Zenke noted that the same variance was granted for the parking lots for the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway and the Publix planned for construction northwest of the intersection of John Sims and Rocky Bayou Drive. Both are also Valparaiso Realty developments. "We've never heard a complaint that there isn't enough parking," Zenke said. Zenke said he could not identify the potential tenants for the outlots, and said there would be no more than two more outlots developed in Oak Creek. During a meeting June 3, Niceville Planning Commissioner Cris McLeaish asked if the development would block the visibility of current Oak Creek businesses not adjacent to the street. Zenke said there would not be enough development to block the views of current businesses and noted that the department stores at the Santa Rosa Mall in Fort Walton Beach are still visible from the road despite the construction of a Panera Bread restaurant and other outlots on the edge of the parking lot. CENTERFrom page A-1

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By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Four years ago Boggy Bayou remained dark on the Fourth of July for the first time in nearly three decades. The lack of fireworks was largely attributed to the poor economy. For City Manager Lannie Corbin, it was a call to action and the Twin Cities Fireworks Fund was born. The Fireworks Fund has completely covered the cost of the annual display over Boggy Bayou ever since. The committee overseeing the project fundraises all year long to raise money to ensure that the Bayou will never remain dark on the Fourth again. With Eglin such a part of our community we should always have a fireworks show to show our support. Said Sheila Bishop, Niceville Public Library Director. The show of patriotism doesnt come free. Every year the fireworks display costs from $23,000-28,000, none of which comes from taxpayer money. The fund covers cost of the barge platform that launches the pyrotechnics as well as the fireworks themselves. Recycling cans for the fireworks fund is a major component of the Fireworks Fund. With drop off points behind the Valparaiso and Niceville City Halls and at Lewis Middle School, residents are urged to contribute their empty cans to the cause. If the majority of the people in this area saved their cans it would fund the fireworks show, said City Manager Lannie Corbin. and not only pay for the fireworks this year. It would eventually pay for itself with interest. Residents are urged to save their cans for the Fireworks Fund rather than placing them in their green recycling bins. Organizing can recycling for the Fireworks Fund can also be a great community project for Scout troops, churches and schools to be involved with as well. Besides the aluminum can recycling the fireworks are funded by sales of commemorative Tshirts. The Niceville High School art students have a competition to design the shirts. The 2013 winning design is ready to be unveiled. In the meantime 2012 shirts are available for only $5. Businesses can get their logo on the back of the shirts for a $250 sponsorship. Another way residents can be involved in raising funds for the fireworks is as easy as paying Standing over a sawdust-covered table on a recent afternoon, Audrey Bailey, a 78-year-old Niceville resident, watched as her mentor of nearly 15 years, Clint Mahle, lay a large stencil sheet filled with rectangles, diamonds and triangles over a piece of plywood, then began tracing a series of shapes onto the brownpainted panel. Audrey is part of a crew of volunteers, students and staff who have been working in earnest since December to construct and prepare the set for Les Misrables, the most elaborate summer production ever staged by the college, involving a cast of nearly 40 actors and chorus singers and filling the massive main stage for a seven night run of the worlds most popular musical. The show will run from July 17 through July 20 and from July 25 through July 27. For Audrey, who has volunteered with the colleges fine and performing arts programs since 1996, painting sets and other pre-production duties are second nature although she acknowledges each of the dozens of sets she has worked on during the last 17 years has had its own set of challenges. There is going to be a lot more detail in the Les Mis set than weve ever done before, said the veteran volunteer, who noted that every section of the massive set has to be built from the ground up, and every piece painted by hand. Audreys devoted backstage work began even before the colleges $25 million cultural arts venue was built, and shes helped paint the sets for more than 50 productions going back to the days when students performed the colleges popular summer musicals in the old gymnasium. Audreys enthusiasm for her volunteer work at the college also has a personal inspiration, I like the young people, they keep me young, she quipped with a smile. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s s OUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , J J u u n n e e 1 1 2 2 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Please see FIREWORKS, page B-2 Whos News NowMake your lifetime dreams come true!Ask about our small business loans.Andalusia Opp Crestview NicevilleLoans subject to credit approval. Then Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER Captain Thomas Brittingham USAFR, graduated from (ENJJPT) Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot training on April 5, 2013 at Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX. ENJJPT trains undergraduate pilots for six NATO countries including Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Canada and the United States. In addition to these countries, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Turkey provide pilot instructors for the program. As many as 250 pilots complete the 55-week program annually. Thomas is a 2002 Niceville High School graduate and the son of Tom and Melanie Brittingham of Valparaiso. He has been assigned to Fort Worth, Texas to fly the F-16. *** Rocky Bayou Christian School 2013 graduate Jessica Sandlin has been selected to attend the Jnkping International Business School (JIBS) in Jnkping Sweden. Jessica, an RBCS honors graduate, has been extended a full scholarship to attend JIBS and will begin three years of study this fall to obtain a Bachelors in International Management and Economics. While at RBCS Jessica was President of the Schools International Thespian Society and Art Club. She provided over 120 hours of community service in support of her church, the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and the Stagecrafters Community Theater. *** Carter Herman was awarded an Army ROTC scholarship to Florida State University. He will be starting classes in the summer and wants to study Criminology and graduate as an officer in the United States Army. *** Keith Lee from Niceville, was recently named to the Presidents Academic Honors list with a 4.0 GPA for the spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D. *** Barry Dylewski a Electrical Engineering major and resident of Valparaiso, was among the students from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne who were named to the Deans List for the spring semester, which ended in May. *** Andrew Ellis Watson of Niceville, who is majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, named to the Deans List at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester. Niceville Public Library employees Lois Sprague and Brenda Bradshaw toss bags of aluminum cans into the Fireworks Fund bin behind Niceville City Hall. The library is a big supporter of the Fireworks Fund, said Sheila Bishop, Niceville Library Director. The staff here all save their cans. Audrey Bailey works alongside Clint Mahle, scenic design coordinator at the college.For the love of the stageLongtime volunteer prepares set for Les Misrables Capt. Thomas Brittingham Jessica Sandlin Carter Herman Twin Cities residents make fireworks show possible 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) DR. AMANDA BRENCI, O.D.(850) 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18Happy Fathers Day!~ June 16, 2013 ~Dr. Brenci offers full comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. 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Coming up towards the end of June drivers may see some interesting characters on the corner of John Sims Parkway and Palm as the Chief Master Sergeants group, organized each year by Steve Sabin from Okaloosa Gas, set up the Chiefs Roadblock Collection drive. Last year Lannie Corbin himself stood out to cordially invite passing drivers to contribute their pocket change to the fund. Whether its cooking up Boston butts to sell for Super Bowl parties or peddling Tshirts, the Twin Cities Fireworks Trust Fund Committee is dedicated to keeping Independence Day lit up in Niceville for years to come so that the dark lack of celebration in 2009 never happens again but their success depends on community support. It takes a nice village to raise some fireworks. FIREWORKSFrom page B-1 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! 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Two Rocky Bayou roundtable groups, mentored by teachers Carla Alldredge and Lynn Holcomb, gathered to deliver a quilt sewn in h onor of Emma Harris, a classmate recently diagnosed with leukemia.

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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 Looking for good deals? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. 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. House cleaning in BWB and Rocky Bayou areas. Call 850-3764610. Let the community know your business. Advertise in the Beacon s At Your Service. Call 850-6781080 for details. If you want Niceville to know, say it in the Beacon. Help Wanted Items for Sale Legal Notices Services Office Space CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOURBEACONCLASSIFIEDAD!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.) B EACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE 2:00 P.M. FRIDAY FOR WEDNESDAYName Phone Address Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers.*Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL (850) 678-1080___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ $11.00 ___________________ $11.60 ___________________ $12.20 ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ $11.20 ___________________ $11.80 ___________________ $12.40 ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ $11.40 ___________________ $12.00 ___________________ $12.60First Word50% discount for additional weeks or papers. Check publications to publish ad: r Bay Beacon (Number of weeks) r Eglin Flyer (Number of weeks) r Hurlburt Patriot (Number of weeks) Price of First Run..............$ + Price of subsequent runs..$ = Total Price..........................$ Ads are non-refundable. Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Capture the Eglin and Hurlburt markets in the base newspapers!The cost-effective way to reach your customers on Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field! Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.List Your Home With The Company That Knows This Area BestCarriage Hills Realty, Inc.! (850) 678-5178 1821 John Sims Pkwy. | Niceville, Florida 32578 www.CarriageHills.com | Realtor@CarriageHills.com 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SFPRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor more information call897-6464 Soccer camp FCDallas Emerald Coast Summer Soccer Camp is for U5U6, U8-U10, and U11-U13. Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July. Schedule/Registration/Payment at fcdallas-ec.com/clinics.php POC is Maria Jordan 496-9183. Teen reading program The Niceville Public Library teen reading program kicks off on June 12 at 1 p.m. with a movie event in the Teen Space. There will be popcorn, candy, raffles and a trivia contest. Reading logs may be picked up for teens to start participating and winning prizes. For more information call 279-4863 x1514. 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. Movie Thursday The Valparaiso Community Library invites everyone June 13 to beat the heat at Movie Thursday. The movie will be Warm Bodies at 2 p.m. Children under 13 must be either accompanied by an adult or have a parent/caretaker call in at 850-7295406. The following Thursday of June 20th will be a family showing of Oz: The Great and Powerful.Call 729-5406, email eruff@valp.org, or check vcl.valp.org for more movies and dates. Dance benefit The Fred Astaire Dance Studio presents Dancing with Desire on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis to help provide homes to abused and neglected. Ticket prices are only $35 for military and seniors, $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP. The event will feature celebrity dancers from ABCs hit show, Dancing with the Stars, Tony Dovolani, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Oksana, Karina and Val. The celebrity dancers are internationally acclaimed dance champions. Please call CIC at 864-4242 to purchase tickets or for sponsorship opportunities. Senior birthday party Twin Cities Senior Citizens will meet at 268 Glenview Ave. Valparaiso, June 13 at 1 p.m. for the monthly birthday party. Entree provided, please bring a covered dish to share. Come enjoy good food, fun and fellowship. For information call Patricia at 5430869. Free dinner for your heart Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host a free dinner and seminar on heart health on Thursday, June 13, in the Student Services Building at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. and presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, call 278-3600. Rocky Bayou golf classic The 26th annual Rocky Bayou Country Club Junior Golf Classic will be June 13-14 with tee times starting at 8 a.m. each day. Entry forms are available at rockybayoucc.com or call Andy Potter at 678-3270 ext. 4 for more information. How to make it to 100 The Keys to Longevity with guest speaker, Ret. Col. John D. Ross will be presented at the Niceville Council Chamber Friday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. This is a free program sponsored by the Friends of the Niceville Library. Call 279-4863 x 1504 for info. Parrot Heads meet Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club will have their monthly meeting Friday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. at Harry Ts on Destin Harbor. The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club, E.C.P.C., is a non-profit organization that supports local and national charities as well as environmental causes through both fund-raising and volunteer activities. All are invited. Visit ecparrotheads.org for the club event calendar and membership information. Smokey the Bear visit Smokey the Bear visits the Biophilia Center, Freeport to teach kids the difference between wildfires and prescribed burns Friday, June 14, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Blood drive Saturday, June 15 by The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints to be held at Niceville High School, 800 E John Sims Pkwy., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free t-shirt for all donors. Kids archeology workshop Come learn the science of archeology and create your own ceramic pendant artifact, carry out a cookie excavation, and learn how to throw an ancient spear called an atlatl at the Biophilia Center, Freeport, Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry presents the Dixie Melody Boys of Kinston, North Carolina on June 15, 6 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd. Crestview. The group has been singing for over 50 years. A $10 donation is requested at the door and a love offering will be received. Open to the public. Disaster preparedness The NWFSC AmeriCorps Ready to Intervene program in partnership with the Okaloosa County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) present Disaster Expo Are you Prepared. The Expo will be held on the main campus of Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville, on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Center. Jump into VBS Niceville United Methodist Church welcomes children ages four through completed fifth grade to join them for a week of fun June 17-21 from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. as they learn to JUMP into the world and put their faith in action. Registration is online at nicevilleumc.org/children Fees are $15 per child. Scholarships are available. For more information visit them online at nicevilleumc.org or call 678-4411 ext 187. AMVET Auxiliary anniversary The AMVETS Auxiliary 78 is holding their 30th anniversary Tuesday, June 18 at 5 p.m. at the AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave. Card carrying members receive free dinner. Guests are $5. Pirate time at the library Historian Mike Thomin will share information about the pirates who terrorized ships along the Gulf Coast during 1800s. This free program will take place in the Niceville Community Center on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 pm. This program is in celebration of Floridas 500th Anniversary and hosted by the Friends of the Niceville Library in partnership with Florida Public Archaeology Network, UWF. Please call 2794863 ext. 1504 for more information or to reserve a spot. Treasure at the library The Freeport Public Librarys Childrens Summer Reading Program, Dig Into Reading, will continue with a program on June 19 at 10 a.m. about the history of Florida and Freeport 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 8352040 for more information. 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 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 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 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 An ounce of preventionFace hurricane season with a plan. The Disaster Expo Are you Prepared will be at Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville, on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Family Dental CareCompassionate Personalized CareRestore Your Smile, Keep Your Schedule CEREC delivers top quality restorations in one visit, so you can get back to what matters most.Same Day CrownsComplimentary Second Opinion(Includes Free X-Ray, D0220, D9310) Comprehensive Family Care Advanced Sterilization Techniques Luma Arch Whitening In Office Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding Preventative Dentistry Custom Crowns/ Bridges Implant Restoration Gentle Nitrous Oxide Digital X-RaysCONVENIENT SCHEDULINGMon. Thurs. 7:30am-5:30pm Friday: Closed RALFP. ZAPATA, DDS THOMASGRANT, DMDWe Welcome New Patients & Emergencies729-1223www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com 908 S. Palm Blvd., Niceville We make seei ng the denti st easy A fri endly, relaxed atmosphere Wishing all Dads aHappy Fathers Day An American sweetheartAlana Lee of Niceville recently won the Miss Florida American Sweetheart Hostess title at the 2013 Miss Florida Coed Pageant. Miss Lee has qualified to represent Florida and compete in the Nationals. Alana is the daughter of Teri Lee and granddaughter of Alicia Lee. Plew students on patrolPictured are some of the fourth and fifth graders at Plew Elementary that serve as Junior Deputies and tasked with providing security and safety on the sidewalk and bus ramps. After they have provided two weeks of duty, they are awarded a Sheriff s Office Junior Deputy Badge. To become a Junior Deputy, they must have an approval by their teachers and always be mindful of the Plew Panther Character Traits. In remembranceSusan VanderZeyde, member of the Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with her granddaughters, Diana and Clara Beth Lafollette, both members of the Snowden-Horne Chapter of Children of the American Revolution, honor those who died in service at the Destin Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony. Ruckel Chess Club winnersRuckel Chess Club Tournament winners, standing from left, Hunter Brake as runner-up and Riley Hawkins as a semi-finalist. Pictured seated are Perrin Davis, Ruckel chess champion and Randy Tyson, a semi-finalist. Perrin s name will be engraved on a plaque on display at Ruckel. The plaque lists past tournament winners dating back to 1983. Six and a half decades strongCongratulations to Lou and Bill Kaunzinger of Bluewater Bay in Niceville, who just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married in Chicago and came to Bluewater Bay 18 years ago.Woman s club gets day of honorTo celebrate the Twin Cities Woman s Club 30th Anniversary, Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin, on behalf of Mayor Randall Wise, proclaimed May 22 as Twin Cities Woman s Club Day and honored five charter members. Pictured from left, Virginia Crisafulli, Sammie Davis, Mr. Corbin, Roma Shipley, Gwen Jones and Lillian Lewis. Charter member Sue Brown not pictured. nurses and heal around the clock by experienced physicians, Twin Cities Hospitals emergency room is staffed nurses and healthcare professionals, like Dr. around the clock by experienced physicians, Twin Cities Hospitals emergency room is staffed Twin Cities Hospitals emergency room is staffed a m tta rv ea V s nt e en knowing more about your physician and the reactions and more. When its your emergency, stroke, heart attack, bone fractures, allergic emergency services for health issues such as trained team ready to deliver critical care and as a mom. Dr. VandenBosch is part of a highly part of being a seasoned ER physician as well just treat patients she cares for them. Its all and quick on her feet, Dr. VandenBosch doesnt Michelle VandenBosch. Knowledgeable, caring nurses and healthcare professionals, like Dr. reactions and more. When its your emergency, as a mom. Dr. VandenBosch is part of a highly just treat patients she cares for them. Its all and quick on her feet, Dr. VandenBosch doesnt Michelle VandenBosch. Knowledgeable, caring he ca a 41 y difference in the world. hospital thats caring for you makes all the knowing more about your physician and the 2190 Highway 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578 31 tchospital.com 2190 Highway 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578 Michelle VandenBosch, MD p Michelle VandenBosch, MD THEYRE NOT MAKING ANY MORE OF IT 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.Land, that is! In 2013, more building lots have been sold than are for sale right now. If building your dream home is in your future, act now to purchase your homesite like this one on Lindsey Lane, acre in the heart of Rocky Bayou! $125,000 Selling this summer? Call Linda Zickler today!