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The Bay beacon ( July 3, 2013 )

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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
Creation Date: July 3, 2013
Publication Date: 07-03-2013

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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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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Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
issn - 1097-6469
System ID: UF00099641:00226

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00099641/00201

Material Information

Title: The Bay beacon
Portion of title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville, Fla
Creation Date: July 3, 2013
Publication Date: 07-03-2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.

Record Information

Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
issn - 1097-6469
System ID: UF00099641:00226


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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold has drafted a proposed new charter for the city of Valparaiso that would move supervision of the city government's departments from the city commissioners to three new city positions. The commissioners would only have "oversight" over the departments in the new charter. Two city commissioners have voiced reservations about the proposed changes. Arnold said he feels city commissioners should relinquish operational control of the governmental departments partially so they can focus on broader issues. "Our commissioners should be able to focus on big-picture issues," Arnold said. "They shouldn't have to worry about when someone's water needs to be shut off, or who needs to mow their grass." Arnold said operational control should also be shifted to city employees because, under the current system, Arnold feels that often times the city's "left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing." "It's embarrassing to have citizens to call up city hall with questions about a decision one of the commissioners made in their department, and no one at city hall knows anything about it," Arnold said. "We really have no central control." Arnold said the "oversight" mentioned in the draft charter means commissioners would be responsible for championing the needs of their respective departments. At a city commission workshop June 24, Arnold and commissioners Diane Kelley and Kay Hamilton voiced approval of the draft, but commissioners Joe Morgan and Heyward Strong expressed general objections. Valparaiso voters would have the final say in a referendum on any proposed changes. Arnold said the charter will now be given to Valparaiso City Attorney Hayward Dykes, who will "clean up" the language of the document and determine whether the draft constitutes a new charter or an amendment to the city's existing charter. After the attorney has made changes and advised the commission on any other issues, the charter will go before the city commission at a public meeting, where it will vote on whether the charter should be put to a referendum. If it is approved for referendum, the proposed charter will be put on a ballot for Valparaiso citizens to vote on in the March 2014 city election.By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Air Force will hear public comments Tuesday concerning a recently released draft environmental statement which notably stated that the Air Force's "preferred alternative" for F-35 operations at Eglin Air Force Base would increase jet noise over parts of Valparaiso and Niceville. An Eglin spokesman said public comments during the formal portion of the hearing would be limited to three minutes per speaker, although written comments may be submitted without regard to length. Experts will be on hand during a half-hour, informal session to answer certain questions, according to the Air Force. The meeting will be held July 9 at the First Baptist Church of Valparaiso, 444 Valparaiso Parkway, from 5:308 p.m. The preferred alternative listed in the environmental study would boost average jet-noise levels to 65 decibels over some 1,200 residential parcels, affecting over 2,900 people, by increasing jet operations from Eglin's north-south runway. The statement said such levels may be unsuitable for residential use.City seeks to end club’s use of effluentBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer City of Niceville officials say they are pushing to complete a deal with Rocky Bayou Country Club that would stop the club's use of reclaimed water and relieve the city of its obligation to pay the club for taking the water. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin, a member of the Niceville Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board, which owns the regional wastewater facility that produces reclaimed water, said the agreement would get the country club, by far the largest user of the plant's reclaimed water, to switch to another source for irrigation. Reclaimed water is highly treated effluent that has been certified safe for irrigation. Distribution of reclaimed water to users in the Niceville area is one way the regional treatment plent disposes of its effluent. The wastewater plant is being modified under a Florida Department of Environmental Protection mandate to remove more nitrogen and phosphorus from the water. The $5 million project requires one of the plant's three sewage "trains," or treatment systems, to be shut down temporarily. The use of only two trains at a time forces all of the area's raw sewage into two-thirds of the plant's capacity, which has caused problems. In early April, the limited plant capacity caused the reclaimed water to become too cloudy by DEP standards to be sent out for irrigation. For nearly two weeks, the plant had to rely on limited reserves to send to users, and temporarily had to suspend service to those users, including the Swift Creek Plantation and Preserve By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Shortly before his retirement, Okaloosa STEMM center director Rick Soria gave the Beacon a tour of the school he became so proud of during the year he has been in charge of it. He showed a reporter around the school on June 18, the day after the Okaloosa County School Board discussed, but did not decide, whether to continue the year-old center for teaching science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical subjects to selected middle school students from throughout the Okaloosa County School District. Soria retired Friday. “I’m amazed that after a year of operations, some people in the community, and even at the school district headquarters, still don’t know what we do,” said Soria. For example, he said, he was recently asked by one local citizen, “How much is the tuition at the STEMM center?” Soria said that he did not 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, July 3, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 14 Pages, 2 Sections, 9 Inserts Please see CITY, page A-2 Please see HEARING, page A-9 Please see MAYOR, page A-3 Please see MATH, page A-7 Wed., 7 p.m. Say the Word an open mic poetry night, is open to everyone at French Quarter Bar and Grill, 714 Howell Rd. Each performer should plan to share 2-3 pieces. Music will be played live by Damian Churchwell Call 678-2604 for more info. Thurs., 5 p.m. First Baptist Church of Niceville is holding their annual Family Fourth Celebration at Freedom Field at the corner of Bayshore and Partin Drive. There will be food, games and entertainment. Call 6784621 for more info.Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Graham and Tammy Boutwell will be performing at Rosemont Baptist Church 1601 27thSt., Niceville, during their morning worship. For more information please call 6781611.Tues., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Give blood at Northwest Florida State College help save lives and receive a free movie ticket. Calendar, B-3. COMING UP ‘Math permeates everything we do here’STEMM center s future clouded3 minutes each for hearing speakersJet-noise session set for July 9Valparaiso mayor drafts charter changes STEMM center summer students Elizabeth Kim, 12, and Jillian Parker, 12, brief a class on their design for an artificial heart valve.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Beacon photo by Mike GriffithIndependence Day festivities got off to a highly visible early start Saturday in Niceville with a parking lot festival dubbed AllAmerican Day," sponsored by ERA American Realty. The event celebrated "what makes Niceville—and America—a nice place to live,” according to a company statement. Featured were an apple pie tasting contest judged by Mayor Randall Wise, a pet parade with costumes and prizes, fire truck exhibits, face painting, snow cones, and, of course, plenty of American flags. On July 4, area celebrations will include a day-long festival at Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, capped by evening fireworks over Boggy Bayou. See page B-1 for a story on these events.Proud to be Americans The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Bruce Arnold

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neighborhoods, Rocky Bayou Christian School and city of Niceville facilities. Corbin said problems like these can be avoided in the future if Rocky Bayou Country Club uses sources other than the wastewater plant's reclaimed water to irrigate its golf course. Wastewater Plant Manager Rick Helms said the country club uses as much as 500,000 to 1 million gallons of reclaimed water per day. On May 9, the country club received a permit from the Northwest Florida Water Management District to pump an annual average of 238,940 gallons of water per day from a pond on country club property. Because the daily average is calculated annually, the club will be able to pump more during the summer and dry spring periods, while pumping less or not at all during the colder and wetter seasons. Corbin said the city will provide the club with two pumps from an out-of-use city lift station to facilitate the pumping. The proposed agreement would allow the city and country club to end a contract they signed in 2000, in which the city pays the club 10 cents per 1,000 gallons to accept reclaimed water. The city was to continue paying the country club until May 2014. Corbin said the city had originally planned to begin charging reclaimed water users once this contract ended. Corbin and the Niceville City Council agreed that the city should wait to start charging users until it had stopped paying one user to accept the same water. "We figured some users wouldn't be too happy if they heard we were trying to charge them for water when we're paying the country club 10 cents per thousand [gallons] to take it," Corbin said. Corbin said he doesn't know how much the remaining users will be charged for using reclaimed water. He said the city would charge users of reclaimed water to recover the costs of paying the additional years on the deal with Rocky Bayou Country Club, among other expenses. The Niceville City Council voted 4-0 at its June 11 meeting to allow Corbin to get the Rocky Bayou Country Club off regional reclaimed water "as soon as possible." CITYFrom page A-1Page A-2 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Charles Henriott, Optician • 35 years experience 678-0099 • 678-6211All doctors’ prescriptions filled Welds & Repairs • Bi-Focals • Tri-Focals • Progressives Sunglasses • Varilux • Hoya • Shamir • Zeiss 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) Make an appointment withDR. AMANDA BRENCI, O.D.for a full comprehensive eye exam today! (850) 678-8876“Where there is no vision, the people perish” –Proverbs 29:18 EYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 From all of us at: Don’t take your eye sight for granted! HAPPY 4THofJULY! 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Arnold expects the proposed charter to be ready to go before the commission Aug. 12. Morgan said the current charter does not need to be changed, partially because operational control of departments if fine where it is. "Our city government has evolved over time to reach a happy medium," Morgan said. "Right now we have a good balance of control. I really don't think there's a need to shift the charter from how it is now to something else." Among Valparaiso’s current commissioners, department supervision is allocated as follows: —Arnold: police, finance, publicity, personnel, and miscellaneous functions. —Morgan: street maintenance and fire protection. —Strong: utilities, and cable TV, Internet, and communication system. —Kelley: public library and parks. —Hamilton: garbage and sanitation, and city cemetery. The responsibilities are assigned by the mayor, who is also a voting member of the city commission. In Arnold's draft charter, these departments would be divided up among three new city positions, which would likely all be occupied by people already employed by the city in some capacity. The proposed charter would create a department of public safety, headed by the chief of police, which would have operational control over the city's police department, fire department, emergency management department and secondary code enforcement. The charter would also create a department of public services, which would control the city's public works and cable departments, library, building inspection, code enforcement and grant administration. Arnold said the director of this department would likely be the city administrator. The proposed charter would also create a department of financial management, directed by the city clerk. The director of this department would issue receipts for all money paid to the city and provide monthly reports to the city commission on all finances coming through the department. The director of this department would be the custodian of all books pertaining to the clerk's office. Arnold said the only other major changes to the charter were made because of changes in county or state laws. For instance, Arnold's draft charter removed the collection of ad valorem taxes from the charters taxation authority section, because he said Okaloosa County is now responsible for collection of those taxes. 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Attempts to reach Evers for comment prior to publication were unsuccessful. Evers also said that he did not know Patrick Byrne, the trustee who allegedly told Handy that at least one Florida state senator had promised larger appropriations for the college if Handy left office by July 1, according to a statement Handy made during the June 18 college trustees meeting, in which Handy described alleged efforts by Byrne to oust him. Byrne acknowledged trying to remove Handy but denied linking any legislative appropriation to the matter. Evers said he had nothing to do with any alleged promises of college funding by anyone. The college campuses, he said, are “not even in my district, not even the satellite campus in Crestview.” Evers' senate district includes most of Okaloosa County north of the Shoal River, which is also part of the twocounty Northwest Florida State College district. Said Evers: “I don’t sit on the senate appropriations committee that decides appropriations for state colleges. All I can do is vote on the entire budget like any other senator.” A similar denial by Don Gaetz, the other senator whose district includes part of the NWFSC district, was reported June 26. “I was unaware of all of this,” said Evers, referring to the Handy versus Byrne controversy. Since the controversy arose, said Evers, “I have spoken with some of those involved, but I still really don’t know what’s going on.” As for any alleged promise of extra college funding in return for Handy’s departure, Evers said he did not and would not make any such promise to anyone. “I cannot guarantee any funding for any college. It’s ludicrous to make such a statement.” Evers added that even if he had a conflict with anyone, he would not go behind their back to resolve it, but would confront them directly. “It’s not my style, anyway. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Jet noise would increase over Valp., NW NicevilleBy Bob Bachelor Valparaiso, FL 32580 This letter is in response to comments by a Niceville councilman on the F-35 Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) which was released to the public on 14 June. The councilman's comments do not fully represent the information contained in the Revised Draft SEIS. The councilman stated that there is a reduction of 30,000 operations with a corresponding reduction in noise on the surrounding communities. He further said weighing the localized noise impacts against the numerous community benefits is a trade-off we should be willing to make. That statement, to me, is a bit puzzling as the western portion of Niceville is well within the localized noise impacted area. When comparing the 2010 SEIS to the latest SEIS, there is a 22% reduction in F-35 operations at Eglin Main. However, more than offsetting that reduction is a 30% increase in operations in the in "Other" category over Eglin Main, bringing Alternative 1A to a total of 142,360 annual operations at Eglin. This is an overall increase of 10,200 operations at Eglin Main from the 2010 estimate. The "Other" category refers to all military and civilian aircraft that use Eglin runways. Some of the aircraft associated to the increase are F/A-18E/Fs and F16s using Runway 01/19. So, the aircraft-generated noise over Valparaiso and western Niceville will increase, not decrease as the councilman asserts. The three Air Compatibility Use Zone studies that have been performed since 1997 have each shown a continued expansion of aircraft produced noise over Valparaiso and western Niceville. And it continues to expand with Alternative 1A, the preferred basing option in the Revised Draft SEIS. The numerous community benefits mentioned by the councilman come with a downside to some of us. With property values, the Revised DSEIS states "… there is the potential that the noise generated by the F-35 could have an adverse impact on property values." Continuing, it states "The result of the study is that, considering all other factors (e.g., neighborhood characteristics and desirability, local real estate market conditions, school districts) as equal, an adverse impact on property values as a result of aircraft noise is possible." So, the economic benefit to our community is at the expense of others. Might not seem like a fair trade to those adversely affected. Now that the needed F-35 facilities are nearly built out at Eglin Main, the argument is that it is too costly to move to another field, especially in today's tight fiscal situation, so we're stuck with Alternative 1A. With the continued delays to the F-35 program, there could be incremental funding introduced to develop Alternative 1I, a new north-south runway northwest of the 33rd area. This alternative would help to reduce noise over Valparaiso and western Niceville. Perhaps an out-year plane or two could be traded for this funding. The government can always find funding for anything it really wants to do. It is a matter of our community representatives coming together to convince those federal officials, both elected and military, of the need and to do the right thing. If there was no other choice, OK, Alternative 1A it is, but Eglin has the real estate available for other options. The above is just a portion of the information contained in this latest release of the Environmental Impact Statement as it affects both Valparaiso and Niceville. Many other areas in our community will also feel the effect of the 2005 F35 training base decision and the Alternative 1A selection. In Annex E, the SEIS also describes the noise over Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Bluewater Bay, and Destin. If you live in those areas, the SEIS might be worth a read. Jennifer Phillips, 40, Niceville, teacher “I think it should ve happened a long time ago.” “I m torn. I m Catholic, so my religion teaches that homosexuality is not right, but I also have friends and relatives who are gay.” Ken Sharp, 49, Niceville, engineer “My main concern is that the Supreme Court overturned a law that had been through the democratic process.”What do you think about the recent Supreme Court ruling extending federal benefits to same-sex spouses of federal employees and military members?Denise O Keefe, 48, Niceville, Registered Nurse Marlyse Moruzzi, Fort Walton Beach, retired Dana LeClercq, 30, Freeport, retail manager “I think it s a good thing. We are all human beings. It s long past due – we re in the 21st century.” “We should all be treated equally.”Location: Niceville public library and Palm Plaza shopping center THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith What should we ask next week? 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ArrestsJuan Luis Flores Hernandez, 23, of 100 Kazmira Court G, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police June 22 on a charge of indecent exposure in public. Flores Hernandez's required court appearance is July 9. *** Cameron James Hemler, a hardware store employee, 24, of 1000 Patriot Lane, Crestview, was arrested by Valparaiso police June 22 on charges of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer responded to a call at the Valparaiso T-pier in reference to an intoxicated person who had entered someone else's vehicle and would not exit. Upon arrival, the officer saw Hemler walking towards him from the end of the pier. The officer smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Hemler's breath while speaking to him. Hemler had his hands in his pockets, and the officer asked him three times to remove them. When he did not comply, the officer conducted a pat down for weapons. The officer felt a hard object in Hemler's pocket and asked what was in it. Hemler removed a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance. The officer asked Hemler what else he had in his pocket, after which Hemler removed a blue and red glass pipe from his pocket. The pipe allegedly had residue and smelled of burned marijuana. The officer searched Hemler's pocket and found approximately one gram of a green leafy substance, which field tested positive for the presence of THC. Hemler's required court appearance is July 9. *** David Ryan McKiever, a student, 21, of 4600 Range Road Apt. 128, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 22 on a charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. McKiever allegedly struck a woman who is six months pregnant while he and the victim were in a vehicle. The victim had a scratch next to her left eye and red spots on both eyelids. McKiever denied having any physical contact with the victim while in the vehicle. McKiever admitted to grabbing the victim at an apartment complex when the victim attempted to walk away. *** Tammy Ann Stroppel, 45, of 304 Reeves St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 20 on a Walton County warrant for the original charges of burglary and grand theft. *** Benny Furman Harvard, 41, of 1598 Pine St., Niceville, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies June 23 on charges of battery touch or strike and violation of probation. Harvard allegedly visited a residence on the 200 block of Boundary Line Road, Choctaw Beach, while intoxicated, and got into an argument with a resident at the address. Harvard allegedly struck the victim repeatedly in the face and head, resulting in minor injury. *** Charles J. Holmes, retired, 70, of 238 Live Oak St., Freeport, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies June 24 on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery second or subsequent offense. Holmes allegedly chased someone with a steel pipe, and admitted to a deputy that he had "wanted to crack [the victim's'] skull with it." Holmes also threw bleach at the victim's face, causing bodily harm. DUI arrestsDeborha Carol McDaniel, a condo cleaner, 46, of 936 Linden Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at Linden Avenue June 21 at 8:15 p.m. McDaniel's required court appearance is July 9. TheftsA Niceville resident of the 1500 block of Reeves Street reported June 22 that someone had broken into his trailer and stolen a jug of silver coins and two safes, which contained more collector's coins as well as personal documents, such as birth certificates. *** Niceville police received a call June 21 reporting someone stole parts from the air conditioning unit from a business on the 200 block of Government Avenue, Niceville. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of Fir Avenue reported June 21 someone stole a lawnmower and wheelbarrow from his yard. *** A Niceville resident of the first block of Country Club Drive reported June 21 someone stole a Maytag washer and dryer set from her residence. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of White Street reported June 20 someone had gone through his wallet, which had been in his Jeep, and had taken about $100. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of White Street reported June 20 someone stole coolers and several fishing rods from him. *** Niceville police received a call June 18 reporting someone had taken $100 from the cash drawer of a business on the 1000 block of East John Sims Parkway, Niceville. *** A Niceville resident reported June 17 she was defrauded by someone she met on a dating website. The complainant reported she met a man who claimed to have a "corporate account" with Walmart and said he would add her to his account, enabling her to receive $10,000 per week. The complainant reportedly purchased a PayPal card from Walmart and sent the man her entire paycheck. She also sent him her social security number and home address. After sending the money and information, the complainant called the man but did not get an answer. OtherRachel Nicole Ritter, 20, of 628 Kathleen Court, Niceville, was served a summons by Niceville police June 20 on a charge of retail theft shoplifting. An employee of the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway allegedly saw Ritter remove labels from paint bottles in the art department of the store and put them in her purse. Ritter also put a handkerchief in her purse. Ritter left the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise, worth $15.58. Ritter's required court appearance is July 23. *** A Niceville resident of the 1000 block of Forest Lake Terrace reported June her husband had received a suspicious letter with no return address. The envelope contained one piece of paper with the words "ONE DOWN FOUR TO GO YOUR NEXT" typed on it in bold letters. An officer took the letter to the post office, where an employee told him the letter had come through Pensacola, but said they did not know where the letter had originated. The complainant's husband called the police later to report a coworker had received a similar letter. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 24, 2013 through June 29, 2013. 1 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 2 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. SR 20..................................Cancelled..................6/24/13........................15:48 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical.....................6/25/13........................04:59 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.....................6/25/13........................06;33 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.....................6/25/13........................11:26 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical.....................6/25/25........................12:17 Powell Dr.................................Medical.....................6/26/13........................00:55 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical.....................6/26/13........................07:09 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.....................6/26/13........................13:12 Sabal Palm Dr.........................Medical.....................6/26/13........................15:06 Judith Ave................................Medical.....................6/27/13........................04:05 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle fire................6/27/13........................05:20 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.....................6/27/13........................07:17 Als Drive..................................Medical.....................6/27/13........................08:08 Cedar Ridge Way....................Medical.....................6/27/13........................08:50 Fairwood Dr.............................Medical.....................6/27/13........................09:09 N. Palm Blvd...........................Medical.....................6/27/13........................11:07 McEwen Dr..............................Medical.....................6/27/13........................11:49 SR 85 N...................................Vehicle crash............6/27/13........................20:36 Edge Ave.................................Medical.....................6/28/13........................02:49 20th Street...............................Medical.....................6/28/13........................09:02 Killarney Rd.............................Smoke scare.............6/28/13........................15:32 White Point Rd........................Cancelled..................6/28/13........................16:21 Kumquat Ave...........................Medical.....................6/28/13........................16:40 Kildare Circle...........................Structure fire.............6/28/13........................17:12 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical.....................6/28/13........................18:42 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash............6/29/13........................02:03 Elm Street................................Other fire...................6/29/13........................08:36 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash............6/29/13........................16:38 Azalea Dr.................................Vehicle fire................6/29/13........................17:41 Bayshore Dr.............................Medical.....................6/29/13........................22:35 Weekly Safety Tip: Have a safe and happy 4th of July. Enjoy the fireworks demonstration along the shores of Boggy Bayou, but for your safety and the safety of others, no personal fireworks. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 24, 2013 through June 30, 2013. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Live Oak St..............................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/24/13.................00:27 White Point Rd........................Vehicle accident.........................6/24/13.................12:07 Hwy. 20 East............................Water vehicle fire.......................6/24/13.................15:49 Merchants Way........................Medical.......................................6/25/13.................03:45 Hwy. 20 East............................Medical.......................................6/25/13.................08:38 N. White Point Rd....................Medical.......................................6/25/13.................15:57 Balmoral Dr..............................Medical.......................................6/26/13.................13:29 Bay Drive.................................Public assist................................6/26/13.................14:52 Hwy. 20 East............................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/26/13.................18:16 East Hwy. 20............................Animal problem..........................6/27/13.................12:03 Hwy. 20 East............................Medical.......................................6/28/13.................07:04 Bluewater Blvd.........................Medical.......................................6/28/13.................09:37 Merchants Way........................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/28/13.................11:43 Parkwood Place......................Public service assist...................6/28/13.................14:53 Killarney Rd.............................Service call.................................6/28/13.................15:35 Maxwell Gunter Recreation....Good intent.................................6/28/13.................16:26 Kildare Circie...........................Building fire.................................6/28/13.................17:14 Live Oak St..............................Public assist................................6/29/13.................00:07 Live Oak St..............................Medical.......................................6/29/13.................03:06 Elm Street................................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/29/13 ................08:38 Hwy. 20/White Point Rd..........Vehicle accident.........................6/29/13.................12:19 Cat Mar Rd..............................Medical.......................................6/29/13.................13:58 Pembrooke Ct.........................Medical.......................................6/29/13.................14:59 Balmoral Dr..............................Medical.......................................6/29/13.................22:44 Pine Street...............................Medical.......................................6/30/13.................21:55 Merchants Way........................Medical.......................................6/30/13.................22:48 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Name: William Christopher Smith Wanted for: Failure to Register as Sexual Offender Height: 5-feet, 8-inches Weight: 210 Age: 45 Date of birth: 07-25-1967 Hair: Brown Eyes: Green Name: Angela Diane Fitzgarrald Wanted for: Grand Theft/Uttering Forged Check/Forging a Bank Check Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 170 Age: 35 Date of birth: 12-04-1977 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Name: Charles Keith Wallace Wanted for: VOP-Poss. of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: Unknown Age: 26 Date of birth: 09-09-1986 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, July 3, 2013 Page A-7 realize that there are still some people who do not know that the STEMM center is a public school, and does not charge tuition. Soria proudly showed off some of the classrooms and scientific equipment used to provide intensive training in scientific subjects for students who have aptitude in those fields. He seemed especially proud of the flight lab, in which students use an array of flight simulators to “fly” assorted types of aircraft on simulated flight missions around the country. Soria said that much of the science equipment used at the STEMM center has been donated by partnering corporate and civic organizations such as Engineers for America, the Air Force Armament Museum, local defense contractors, and other groups. In addition to the flight simulators, Soria showed off some of the devices used to teach principles of physics, and a wind tunnel constructed by a STEMM center student and the student’s father, using the motor from a leaf blower. A common misconception about the STEMM center, Soria said, is that it only serves a small handful of students, all of whom have high scores on FCAT science and math tests. While those students form the core student body of the STEMM center, he said, they are not the only ones who benefit from instruction at the center. “One thousand, one hundred and sixty-two students from around the county visited the STEMM center last year,” said Soria. He said that students from other schools are regularly bused to the STEMM center for various lessons and projects related to the scientific studies at their own schools. The visiting students usually come in groups of from 6 to 103 students at a time. In addition to teaching students, the STEMM center also provides instruction for teachers from throughout the county, helping them gain more knowledge of various scientific subjects, as well as how to instruct students in science, and how to use various forms of technology, such as computers and flight simulators, to enhance their science lessons. “We have a group of teachers scheduled to come here later today who will be learning how to use the flight simulators,” said Soria. “They will bring their students back later on during the regular school year.” Throughout the summer, Soria said, teachers from throughout the county will take classes at the STEMM center, for which they will be paid a stipend from an educational grant. Soria said such educational programs beyond the STEMM center’s regular core of day-today students help to illustrate that the STEMM center is not designed to be a “greedy or elitist” institution. Soria also disputed the perception that only “gifted” students, or those from privileged families and with parents who are already scientists or engineers, are eligible to become regular students at the STEMM center. “Of the 88 students regularly enrolled here, only 22 are gifted,” said Soria, “and 27 percent of our students are in the free/reduced lunch program.” Soria defended the STEMM center’s requirement that prospective students should score a 5 on the FCAT test, indicating a high level of proficiency in mathematics, in order to become regular students at the STEMM center. “We’re not trying to be elitist,” he said, “but math permeates everything we do here, and students without that level of proficiency would be lost in many of the lessons and projects they would be asked to take part in.” Although the official school year was out on June 18, science teacher Shawnea Tallman invited the Beacon to visit a special summer science camp taking place in the school. In a STEMM center classroom, Tallman and several students were discussing the results of a project in which summer science camp students have studied the workings of the human heart. Then, using cardboard boxes, paper, and other simple materials, the students built conceptual simulations of their own designs for an artificial heart valve, which would allow blood cells to flow through it in only one direction. After constructing their designs for heart valves, the students used handheld tablet computers to photograph their designs and to create slide presentations on the results of their projects, which they then showed to Tallman and to each other. In addition to life sciences, said Tallman, the summer science camp has also been instructing students in robotics, earth sciences, and other subjects. Among the summer science camp students were several of the STEMM center’s regular pupils. Seth Carr, 12, a rising 7th grader, told the Beacon. “This can be a very good school if it is kept open. Kids can really go far here.” Seth said that had he remained in a regular “zone” school during 6th grade, “I wouldn’t have done as well in algebra. Here, I was able to take the 7th grade pre-algebra course as a 6th grader.” “I really like math and science, and my old school (Davidson Middle School) didn’t have that much,” said STEMM center student Jillian Parker, 12. “This is more challenging, and I’ve really improved in the engineering portion.” “I’ve made new friends and taken an advanced class in aviation,” said Elizabeth Kim, 12. “The people I have met here are a great influence. This school also has less ‘girl drama,’ and I hear fewer bad words.” Asked what advice she would offer potential STEMM center students, Jillian said. “If you like math and science, and are ready for a challenge, come here.” “It’s a great opportunity to advance to new levels,” said Elizabeth. “I especially enjoyed aviation. I learned about weather, aircraft controls, and I got to fly the simulators.” MATHFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserSTEMM center director Rick Soria, who retired June 28, said that although academic standards are high, the year-old science and math magnet school in Valparaiso is not an "elitist" institution. The Okaloosa County School Board is eyeing the school's future.

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Valparaiso officials have expressed concern that other communities will not support the city in its fight to persuade the Air Force to shift more F-35 traffic to Eglin's east-west runway, or to build a new runway— options that would markedly reduce overflight noise in the city. Copies of the study are available for review at the Niceville Public Library, Valparaiso Community Library and the Northwest Florida State College Library, as well the Fort Walton Beach Library and the Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library in Crestview. It may also be downloaded from the Eglin website. Subject matter experts will be available to answer questions from 5:30 to 6 p.m., during the meeting's "open house" portion, according to the Air Force. From 6 to 6:30 p.m., the Air Force will give an overview of the impact statement. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., the public will be allowed to comment in a formal setting. Eglin spokesman Mike Spaits said an Air Force judge would preside over the hearing. Spaits said the experts who would be available before the formal part of the hearing would answer certain questions from the public. But he said these experts could not answer speculative questions or debate the merits of the alternatives. Spaits said displays would include maps showing the projected noise contours of Alternative 1A, the Air Force "preferred alternative," as well as Alternative 1I and the No Action Alternative. According to Spaits, there will be four people on stage conducting the formal hearing: the judge, an Air Force expert on federal environmental law, an Air Force public affairs representative and a court reporter. He said the hearing will not be organized in a "question and answer" format, but rather is intended to gather comments on the proposed action and alternatives before the environmental study is finalized. "No feedback will be provided," Spaits stated. "However all substantive comments received during the comment period (June 14-July 29, 2013) will be addressed in the Final SEIS." He added that verbal and written comments will receive equal consideration. HEARINGFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Mike Griffith An Eglin F-35 seen from Valparaiso City Hall. The Air Force will conduct a public hearing at First Baptist Church, Valparaiso, on Tuesday to gather comments on a recent study of the increased noise possible from F-35s and other aircraft operating from Eglin. Composite photo of a map of Valparaiso with overlay of projected noise contours that an Air Force environmental study stated would result from the service's "preferred alternative" for F-35 operations, which would lift flight restrictions on Eglin Air Force Base's north-south runway. The study stated that areas inside the outermost contour (green) would experience average noise lev els at or above 65 decibels, a level which the Air Force deems "imcompatible with residential use." The map, provided by the A ir Force, is on display at Valparaiso City Hall. Matthews & Jones, LLPDavid J. Oberliesen practicing Criminal Defense, including DUI, BUI, and Minor in Possession.323 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL(850) 729-7440www.destinlaw.com The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-10 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Prepare to be pampered at The Cutting Room, the Niceville area s premier day spa and fullservice salon. The Cutting Room provides every service you may need to look your very best, and does so in an atmosphere that makes you feel welcome, relaxed and pampered. “We do it all,” said Cutting Room manager Belinda Gilliam. “We offer massage, nail care, pedicures, permanent makeup, hair cutting, highlighting, and hair colors.” “We are unique,” Gilliam said. “We are the only full-service salon in the Niceville that offers the E MINENCE fully-organic line of natural skincare products, to protect both the look and the health of your skin. In fact, you could literally eat our skincare products, although I admit that the flavor would be improved with a little sugar.” “A visit to The Cutting Room,” said Gilliam, “lets you relax and feel pampered while beautifying yourself. 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Or, a session of their own at The Cutting Room helps children look their best for school or family photos and visits to Grandma s house, and also helps them learn to care for their personal appearance and to simply feel good about themselves. This is just another of the reasons why Emerald Coast Magazine has named The Cutting Room among the top 10 salons on the Emerald Coast for the second straight year, based on customer reports. This year, the magazine received customer base voting from happy, pampered customers of The Cutting Room. “Our goal,” said Gilliam, “is to give you an experience and look equivalent to anything you would find in Hollywood. We really try our best to make you feel welcome, and to look and feel as glamorous as we can.” Make your appointment today by phoning The Cutting Room at 850-279-6601, or contact The Cutting Room by email at customercare@cuttingroom salonandspa.com. You can also stop by 4591 Hwy. 20 Niceville (upper Level of the Bluewater Fitness Center). 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The commission voted at its July 1 meeting to rezone the 7.74 acres between Rocky Bayou Christian School and Heritage Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery from C-2 (general commercial) to PUD (planned urban development). Steve Ruckel, president of Ruckel Properties, said he plans for the residential development, called Parkview Place, to contain a park in the center. He said the restaurant or coffee shop would blend with the design of the homes near Highway 285. Ruckel said the homes would be arranged in a circle, facing the park. Ruckel said each house would contain about 2,000 square feet and likely cost around $300,000 to $350,000. He said he is working with the Ruckel Properties marketing team to come up with a name for the development. The change requires an alteration to Niceville's future land use map, so the planning commission also approved a change to the map as well as the rezoning in order for the development to be approved. Ruckel said he would like to begin development on the project as soon as the city approves it, which would likely be in the early fall. He estimated construction would be complete on the project about 18 months after groundbreaking. In other business, the planning commission approved a request by John Duhaime to annex his property on Fir Avenue and zone it R-1B. Planning Department staffer Frankie Revell said Duhaime wants to build single-family houses on the land. Under the requested zoning, Duhaime would be allowed to build as many as three single-family units. Separately, the commission also approved the annexation of land owned by the city on Fir Avenue. The land would be zoned R-1B. Revell said members of the planning department realized the city owned land that was not part of the city upon researching the Duhaime request. Revell said planning officials do not know how the city came to acquire the land, but said it might have been donated by a developer years ago for lift station improvements, but went unused. The city wants the land to be zoned R-1B because that is how the surrounding land is zoned. Revell said the city has no immediate plans for the land. The commission also approved a request by Valparaiso Realty to reduce previously approved setback on the company's 45-lot Stables development off Forest Road. The previous approval was for 25-foot setbacks on the front and 7.5-foot setbacks on the side. The commission approved the request for 20foot front and 5-foot side setbacks. Revell said the company has altered the design for some of the houses planned for the development, The Niceville Planning Commission is an advisory board, and all of its recommendations are subject to approval by the Niceville City Council on three separate public hearings, the first one scheduled July 9.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer The Twin Cities community will be gathering at Lincoln Park early Thursday for the Independence Day activities, beginning with the 35th Annual Duathlon at 7 a.m. Interested athletes may register prior to the duathlon which will consist of a 5k run/walk and a 200 meter swim. Starting at 10 a.m. there will be a water slide, bounce house and train rides available for kids of all ages. These will be open until 8 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be old fashioned games organized for kids from 5-12 with cash prizes. Contests will include water melon seed spitting and the Great Boggy Bayou Inter-Tube Race. Free watermelon will be passed out at 3 p.m. Starting at 4 p.m., DJ Life Tunes will be putting on family friendly music for dancing and relaxing. This will be a good time to claim your spot for later viewing. Spread a blanket and enjoy the music while dining al fresco. Vendors will be open for the purchase of food and beverages. The fireworks show, which will last 20-25 minutes, begins just after dark over Boggy Bayou and be set to music. Only the best for the Twin Cities, the fireworks display will be put on by Pyro Shows of LaFollette, Tenn., the same pyrotechnic crew that puts on the Fourth of July display in Washington, D.C. on the National Monument lawn. This will be Pyro Shows’ first year of a new three year contract to perform the annual Boggy Bayou show. "It promises to be even more exciting than last year’s show. Several new effects will be included in this year’s program," said president of Pyro Shows’ Lansden Hill. “Each 10 inch shell weighs approximately 10 pounds, is fired at a speed of approximately 200 miles per hour to an altitude of almost 1,000 feet before breaking into a colorful canopy that is as wide as three football fields are long.” The fireworks will be fired from a floating platform built by the city last year specifically for the Independence Day celebrations. The platform is 80 by 48 feet, and is capable of carrying more than 100,000 pounds. “The fireworks platform 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 l l y y 3 3 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Please see WHO S NEWS, page B-4Celebrating Independence Day Who’s News Master John Lee of Niceville received his fifth degree black belt in Kajukembo from Grandmaster Ron Pierce from Pierce Family Gung Fu; he also holds black belts in other martial arts styles, and is certified by the state of Florida as a law enforcement defensive tactics instructor. He often attends martial arts and police seminars to further his education. *** Erica Faith Bloor made the University of Southern Mississippi’s Dean’s Lists for the 2013 spring semester. Dean’s List scholars are those with at least a 3.5 grade point average, but less than a 4.0. She was recognized from the Hattiesburg Campus in Niceville. *** Robbie D. Cocchiarella a Niceville resident, received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from Boston University. *** Olivia Scruggs, a 2012 Niceville High School graduate and a former member of Opus 1, was recognized into the University of Southern Mississippi’s honor society and the Dean’s List. *** Chelsea Griffin an online student at made the University of Southern Mississippi made the Dean’s Lists for the 2013 spring semester. *** Jessica Hathaway a 2006 graduate of Niceville High School, graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law on May 19. She was also listed on the Dean’s Scholars List. Jessica has accepted a position at the Law Offices of Keith A. Ringelspaugh in St. Petersburg. Jessica is the daughter of Camille and Jimmy Hathaway of Niceville. *** Rachael Elizabeth Farrell of Niceville, graduated May 4, from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. with a BS in Physical Education Sports Management and Administration. *** Spencer Mailes graduated from early morning seminaryat the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. He plans to spend two years on a mission in Japan after August. *** 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 seeing the dentist easy A friendly, relaxed atmosphere Wishing You All AHappy Fourth of July Kyle Saleeby s science fair project won him more than the personal attention of Governor Scott. His project on using tidal energy as a renewable energy source recently netted him a $100,000 scholarship. File photo The Twin Cities' annual July 4 fireworks display will begin just after dark over Boggy Bayou. The best places to view the fireworks are Lincoln Park in Valparaiso, Lions Park or the Turkey Creek area. NHS student wins $100,000 scholarshipBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Kyle Saleeby, a senior at Niceville High School, has won a $100,000 scholarship from the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program for his science project that harnesses the power of tidal energy. This was the same project Saleeby submitted in the State Science Fair held in Lakeland on March 27. Governor Rick Scott was in attendance at that fair and was so impressed with Saleeby’s project, “A Current Event: Using Renewable Electrical Tidal Energy in the Production, Separation and Storage of Hydrogen Gas”, that he passed his business card onto Saleeby for further discussion. The Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program supports the next generation of scientific innovators by recognizing and awarding scholarships to creators of outside the box ways to generate and use hydrogen powered by renewable and sustainable energy sources such as the sun, or as in Saleeby’s project, the tides. Each year, Proton OnSite awards college scholarships of up to $100,000. “Kyle demonstrated the passion, drive, curiosity and do-it-yourself initiative in applying science and technology to meet a real-world need,” said Mark Schiller, Proton OnSite’s Vice President of Business Development. Saleeby plans to attend MIT in the fall. John Lee Erica Faith Bloor Jessica Hathaway Olivia Scruggs Racing through summerTodd Wendell, son of Rebecca and Brett Wendell, placed first in the children's division at a race to benefit the Emerald Coast Child Advocacy Center (ECCAC) held at the beginning of the summer. Please see DAY, page B-4 Spencer Mailes Free performance of Modern Millie The Fine and Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” on July 3 at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center s Sprint Theatre with two two free performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Details on B-4. The Ruckel Estate Casa del Sol, offers the new owner a 15 acre property with 890 waterfront feet on the protected deep water of Rocky Bayou. The 7435 SF, 4 bedroom, 5 full baths and 2 half baths. Home includes a 2200 SF spa wing with indoor lap pool. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, pool kitchen, guest cottage, dock, and gazebo. 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Ken Hinrichs, of Bluewater Bay, has accepted the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties’ president/CEO position, effective July 1. Hinrichs, has been a United Way employee for more than 30 years, most recently as the interim executive director for the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families in Baton Rouge. Prior to that he had served as the interim president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast in Fort Walton Beach. His United Way experience includes tenure serving as President/CEO of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, as President/CEO of the Capital Area United Way in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the United Way of Southwest Michigan in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Ken’s expertise in increasing campaign revenue and board of director relations made him the logical candidate to serve our growing area of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Hinrichs will succeed Bill Robinson, a 25 year veteran President/CEO of the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, who is credited with guiding the organization through tough economic times, a changing national charitable scene, and a number of damaging hurricanes that have struck the area. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 729-2131 Auto  Business  Home  Life  Flood HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com Kiwanis ramps it upKiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis members, Vern McGraw, left, and Stan Claypool, recently installed two wheelchair ramps purchased by the club for a disabled Bluewater Bay homeowner. The project was a cooperative effort between the Kiwanis Club and the Council for Independent Living. AFEV resident Mary Gilmore, 100, tees off to start the Tenth Annual Bob Hope Memorial Golf Classic.To residents living at the Air Force Enlisted Village, “age is a number” and Mrs. Mary Gilmore, who celebrated her 100th birthday last March, demonstrated just that as she teed off to start the Tenth Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic on May 17 at the Eglin Golf Course in Niceville. The Tenth Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic was a resounding success because of the generosity and kindness of the golfers, sponsors and volunteers. The event raised over $47K to support the Air Force Enlisted Village’s mission of providing a safe, dignified home to military widows in need and give many an improved quality of life. The 11th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for May 16 and 17, 2014 at the Eglin Golf Course. For more information, contact info@afev.us. Ten decades young Ken Hinrichs Hinrichs takes helm of United Way ADVERTISE HERE! 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Friends for fun Seasoned singles over 60 meet at Blue Water Club House, 2000 Bluewater Blvd., Niceville, every Wednesday at 3 p.m. for friendship and camaraderie. Many members enjoy dinner together after the meeting. Come and make new friends. For more info please call Ann Garrett at 897-4434. Lewis Volleyball Lewis School will be hosting free ongoing Volleyball practice for the month of July. Incoming 5th through 8th grade Lewis students are welcome to come. Practice schedule for July will be Monday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday 4:30-7:30 p.m. Required paperwork can be obtained in the front office from 7-2 p.m. daily. New participants please show up on Mondays. More information can be found on the Lewis School website, under athletics then volleyball, or you can contact Coach Lani at 830-4575 or Nakeawe4@yahoo.com Open mic poetry night Join fellow poets July 3 and every first Wednesday of the month for “Say the Word”, an open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar and Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to take the mic. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. July’s Open Mic will also feature music by Damian Churchwell. What s in your genes? Valparaiso Library will be hosting a three part genetics and genealogy presentation by Charlene H. Grafton, based on her new book “What’s In Your Genes?: Human Threads Linking Genetics and Genealogy”. The second session is on July 3, at 10 a.m. and the final session will be September 4, at 10 a.m. A book signing will be available prior to and after each session. For more information please call David Weatherford, library director at 7295406. Boat launches closed Due to the Fourth of July festivities, the boat launching facility in Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, will be closed at 11 p.m. on July 3 and will reopen at 11 p.m. on July 4. Any unattended boats and trailers left in the parking lot during that time will be towed at the owner’s expense. Alternate boat launching facilities in the area are located at Florida Park in Valparaiso and Lions Park in Niceville. Twin Cities Park, across from Doolittle Park on John Sims Pkwy., will also be closed from July 2 at 8 a.m. until July 5 at 8 a.m. for safety purposes as it will be used for the preparation and storage of the fireworks barge. Patriotic celebration The First Baptist Church of Niceville is holding their annual Family Fourth Celebration on Thursday, July 4. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. in the evening at Freedom Field on the corner of Bayshore and Partin Drive with food, games and great entertainment. We will end the evening with a fireworks show over Boggy Bayou. Free museum admission Bring your family and friends to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, on Thursday, July 4and receive free admission from 10 a.m.4 p.m.All guests will receive a free American flag while supplies last. For more info call 678-2615or visit heritage-museum.org Music in the morning Graham and Tammy Boutwell will be in concert at Rosemont Baptist Church, 1601 27th St., Niceville, on July 7 during the morning Worship hour. Service starts at 10:45 a.m. Call the church office for more details at 678-1611. Democrats meet The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Tuesday, July 9, at Democratic Headquarters, 60 2nd St., suite 305, in Shalimar. A social time will take place at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting. For more information call Darlo Kiely at 609-3367. Give blood Tuesday, July 9, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a movie ticket. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 COMMERCIAL PLUMBERS WANTED Must be drug free, will be tested, have own hand tools, be dependable. Call 352-728-6053 or send resume to rossplbg@aol.com Candlewood Suites is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated housekeeping associate that can work well with others and on their own. The perfect applicant will possess attention to detail, a beautiful smile, and a strong work ethic. Must be able to work weekends. Premium pay for premium work! No phone calls please. Apply in person. CAMP TIMPOOCHEE NEEDS YOU! 4-H Camp Timpoochee needs kitchen staff IMMEDIATELY. $8/hr, flexible scheduling, work part or full time. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, just a cheerful attitude and willingness to work hard. Contact Jennifer Williams at 850897-2224 or timpoochee4-h@ufl.edu Newspaper Reporter The Bay Beacon has an opening for a full-time reporter. The job requires a hardworking, self-starting, organized journalist with high standards for accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, a nose for news, and concern for readers. Paid holidays, paid vacation, IRA plan. Applicants should have reporting experience. Apply at the Beacon s office 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Submit copies of samples of your written work. Candlewood Suites is seeking an energetic, guest-oriented customer service representative with a beautiful smile and excellent customer service skills for Candlewood Suites in Miramar Beach. IHG Opera experience a plus. Must be flexible with shifts and able to work weekends. Premium pay for premium associate! No phone calls please. Apply in person. FSBO: 1456 The Crossings in BWB. 3/3, pool & apt. 2,758 sf. See forsalebyowner.com for pics and details. 850897-1840 or 850-4617340. Must See! Dr. Thomas Holt will be retiring from the practice of medicine effective July 19, 2013. Your medical records will remain at White-Wilson Medical Center and be available for other White-Wilson physicians. Or, you may request copies of your records for physicians outside of White-Wilson by calling the Medical Records Department NHS C/O 1993 20 YEAR REUNION Alumni, come join us at the Ramada Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island over the July 26th weekend. For details of the planned events and to register for the reunion, visit www.nhsclassof 93reunion.com Warehouse space available, 700sf warehouse. $425/month.For more information, call 897-4149. 419 Adams Ave., Valparaiso. Help Wanted Homes for Sale Legal Notices Warehouse for Rent Reunions Help Wanted Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale CLASSIFIEDS Thank You to Our Troops & Our Veterans! 1821 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, Florida 32578 www.CarriageHills.com Realtor@CarriageHills.comCarriage Hills Realty, Inc.Wishes EveryoneHappy 4thof July First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH and PRESCHOOL, ELCASunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Liturgical, 10:30 a.m. Praise 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 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SF PRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For more information call897-6464 WELDINGINFORMATION SESSIONS AT NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE July 9th, 6:00 p.m. July 11th, 6:00 p.m. NWFSC Chautauqua Center NWFSC Sikes Center, Crestview 908 US Hwy 90 West, DeFuniak Springs 805 E James Lee Blvd (Hwy 90) FALL 2013 CLASSES OFFERED LAB COURSE REF# COURSE TITLE CR TIME DAY LOC INSTRUCT FEE TERM PMT0011 87520 WELDER HELPER 8VC 08:00A-12:00P MTWR N STAFF 1 01:00P-04:00P MTWR N PMT0012 87521 WELDER, SHLD MTL ARC 8VC 08:00A-12:00P MTWR N STAFF 3 01:00P-04:00P MTWR N EA/EO Scottie Smith, How Do I Start the Welding Program? The Welding certificate program is Open Door admissions. Interested students should complete the NWFSC application for admission at www.nwfsc.edu/admissions or at any of the college’s 7 area locations. Admission to the Welding program also requires successful completion of the TABE test (Test of Adult Basic Education). The TABE test is free of charge and available at the Niceville campus Testing Center, located on the second floor of the Student Services Center (SSC), and at the college’s Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs. What is the Job Outlook? Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is expected to grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020. Pay varies based on skill level, technical knowledge, work habits, and location. Some manufacturing welders get paid between $11-$15 per hour, while highly skilled journeymen construction pipe welders can typically earn $25 to $30 dollars per hour base pay. Welding is most commonly done outside on construction sites, manufacturing or aerospace industries, or in heavy industrial settings or even in a “clean room” environment during manufacture of equipment for computer chip production.Is Financial Aid Available? NWFSC offers among the lowest college tuition in the state. The 2013-14 tuition and fees to complete the entire Welding certificate program at NWFSC is about $2,800. Supplies and books are additional. NWFSC offers a wide variety of Financial Aid to assist students to complete their education. See www.nwfsc.edu/financialaid or call Financial Aid at (850) 729-5370.Welding Program General Info -Starting Fall 2013, NWFSC will offer a new Vocational Certificate program in Applied Welding Technologies. The NWFSC Welding program will provide the skills, knowledge, and customized training required to be a journey-level professional welder. The program prepares graduates for immediate entry into the job market and includes six courses which can generally be completed in three semesters (Fall, Spring & Summer terms). The NWFSC Welding program also offers a pathway to an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Engineering Technology and you may earn nationally recognized certifications from completion of the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) courses in the program. These certifications include: Shielded Metal Arc Welder, Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welder, Flux Core Arc Welder, Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welder, and Pipe Welder. Each certificate level is acknowledged by the industry as proof of acquired skills in various forms of welding, cutting, base metal preparation, welding inspection, safety, and metallurgy. The NWFSC Welding program provides instruction in all common manual welding and cutting processes. Training includes Oxy/ Fuel cutting, Plasma cutting and welding with “TIG” (GTAW), “Stick” (SMAW), “MIG” (GMAW), and flux cored wires on regular steel, stainless steel and aluminum plate and various pipe in all positions. This program will prepare you for certification tests in specific welding code, such as AWS D1.1 – Structural Welding Code, API 1104 – Welding of Pipelines Code, and ASME Sec IX – Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The first NWFSC Welding class begins August 19, 2013. The program is offered with day classes that meet Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Niceville campus. Some program activities may be held at other NWF locations, but attendance at the Niceville campus is required due to the specialized labs needed for welding instruction. Northwest FloridaState College NEWCAREER PROGRAM! Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Page B-3 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 CALENDA R Free museum admissionBring your family and friends to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, on Thursday, July 4and receive free admission from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All guests will receive a free American flag while supplies last. For more info call 678-2615or visit heritage-museum.org Lewis students receive Marine Corps coinsThree mentors from Eglin presented Marine Corps coins of their rank insignias to each of their mentees recently at Lewis School Sgt. Juan Anzures, LCPL Zen Kuilian, and LCPL Robert Hand have been working with their students since January, and wanted to show them a gesture of appreciation for the opportunity to mentor. Pictured from left with their families and mentors are stud ents Owen Payne, Jordan Bland, and Dylan Koch. Lewis Mentor coordinator Pang Shaffer joined the students at the presentation.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606 Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA Eliza Riley graduated from early morning seminaryat the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. She will be attending Brigham Young University in Utah in the fall. *** Madison Riley graduated from early morning seminary at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She will attend Brigham Young University in Idaho. *** Annie Clifton graduated from early morning seminary at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. She plans to attend an acting school in New York in the fall. *** Emily Hanchett graduated from early morning seminary at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. She will attend Northwest Florida State College. *** Barry Dylewski a Electrical Engineering major from Valparaiso earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida Institute of Technology’s Spring Commencement. *** Carl Mignacca of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Niceville/Bluewater Bay recently won the firm’s Ed Armstrong Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. *** Matthew Craig McCartney of Niceville, graduated May 4, from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. with a BS in Business Administration. WHO S NEWSFrom page B-1 Madison Riley Carl Mignacca Eliza Riley Emily Hanchett Eagles win 2013 FCA tourneyComing off an impressive spring, Head Coach John Hicks lead his Niceville Eagles to the campus of the University of South Alabama to compete with twenty of the top high school programs in northwest Florida, southern Alabama and Mississippi in a team 7 on 7 competition June 20. Directed by senior quarterback Ashton Hooker and wide receiver Jalen Douglas, Niceville raced to an impressive 4–1 record in pool play and 4–0 in the single elimination tourney, capturing the title. More important than winning the title, Coach Hicks cited their work as a unit when addressing the team. “You laid it on the line for each other, and that’s the type of effort we will need in the fall.” said Hicks. Offensive Coordinator Grant Thompson loved the way every player on the depth chart competed. “We didn’t back down from anyone; every player stepped up and made a big play at some point during the competition.” Tyre McCants, the highly recruited wide receiver who saw very limited action at quarterback, stated, “What a great team win. Our guys stepped up and they were absolutely incredible. RLZ was in full effect tonight, and the ‘D’ stepped up and made plays every time we needed it.” Holleys have yard of the monthNiceville Garden Club chose Rodger and Margaret Holley s yard at 1041 Juniper Ave., as Yard of the Month for July. The Niceville Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Dr. Niceville Eagles celebrate after winning the 2013 Fellowship of Christians Athletes Joey Jones 7 on 7 Tournament at University of South Alabama June 20. Founder s Day for Gamma EpsilonMembers of the Gamma Epsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held their annual “Founder s Day” celebration at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Destin. Presentation of the “Girl of the Year” for 2012-2014 was given to Mattie Williams, pictured seated at right. She was crowned by Helen Martin, the winner from last year, who presented her with flowers and a gift from the Chapter. Pictured left, the Golden Circle award was presented to Angela Budden, center, for 50 years of active membership to the Chapter. The Golden Circle award was presented by Linda Michalowski, president, who was assisted by Marge Ballon and Margaret Holley. She was given flowers and a 50 year Golden Circle pin from the Chapter. worked great last year,” said Sheila Bishop. “Mr. Corbin based the design on one he had seen in Central Florida, and Don Ory, along with other city employees, built it. It's wonderful.” The platform cost the city $38,000, and was purchased with donations from aluminum can collections, fireworks T-shirt sales, private donations and fundraising events. "The primary function of the platform is to assure availability of a platform for fireworks each year," Ory said, referring to the fact that the city has had to rely on availability of rental barges in years' past. The best places to watch the fireworks will be from Lincoln Park, Lion’s Park or Turkey Creek. Keep in mind that parking will be limited so plan for a short walk or ride bikes. While there are no areas off limits for the viewing, with the exception of personal property, the Twin Cities and Lincoln Park boat ramps will be closed from 11 p.m. on July 3 and will reopen at 11 p.m. on July 4. See the calendar on B3 for full details. Once the last sparkler has given its final sizzle, residents are urged to remember that the entire show, around $28,000 each year, is paid entirely through donations and fundraising from the city's "Fireworks Fund." "We are not using city taxes to do this, we do it with donations," said Lannie Corbin, Niceville City Manager. The City of Niceville and the City of Valparaiso both have an aluminum recycling program to raise money. Also, both cities give residents the option of donating each month through their water bill. "Just from Valparaiso recycling the aluminum cans we get about $6,000 to $7,000 a year with their help," Corbin said. Fundraising has also included fireworks T-shirt sales, sponsorships and donation jars at local businesses. Money raised for the fireworks is put into a trust fund and can only be used for the fireworks show. DAYFrom page B-1 Free performance of ‘Modern Millie’The Fine and Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” on July 3 at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center’s Sprint Theatre. The 36 students partaking in the summer musical theater workshop, titled “Camp Glee”, will present two free performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Taking place in New York City in 1922, “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. The “Camp Glee” participants have been rehearsing since June 10, and are taught by Allison Everitt, NWFSC voice professor, Ulli Dunbar, NWFSC dance professor, as well as Christa Whittaker, drama instructor at Fort Walton Beach High School and NWFSC. The students have been studying choreography, acting, voice, makeup and staging. For more information contact Diana Jernigan in the NWFSC Fine Arts Office at 729-5832. Fourth of July schedule for Lincoln Park, Valparaiso7 a.m. 35th Annual Duathlon 5k run/walk and a 200 meter swim 10 a.m.-8 p.m. there will be a water slide, bounce house and train rides available for kids of all ages. 1-3 p.m. there will be old fashioned games organized for the kids. The competitions will all be in the spirit of fun and include sack races, water melon seed spitting and water melon rolling. 3 p.m. Free watermelon will be passed out 4 p.m. DJ Life Tunes will be putting on family friendly music for dancing and relaxing. Fireworks show begins just after dusk and will last 20-25 minutes.



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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold has drafted a proposed new charter for the city of Valparaiso that would move supervision of the city government's departments from the city commissioners to three new city positions. The commissioners would only have "oversight" over the departments in the new charter. Two city commissioners have voiced reservations about the proposed changes. Arnold said he feels city commissioners should relinquish operational control of the governmental departments partially so they can focus on broader issues. "Our commissioners should be able to focus on big-picture issues," Arnold said. "They shouldn't have to worry about when someone's water needs to be shut off, or who needs to mow their grass." Arnold said operational control should also be shifted to city employees because, under the current system, Arnold feels that often times the city's "left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing." "It's embarrassing to have citizens to call up city hall with questions about a decision one of the commissioners made in their department, and no one at city hall knows anything about it," Arnold said. "We really have no central control." Arnold said the "oversight" mentioned in the draft charter means commissioners would be responsible for championing the needs of their respective departments. At a city commission workshop June 24, Arnold and commissioners Diane Kelley and Kay Hamilton voiced approval of the draft, but commissioners Joe Morgan and Heyward Strong expressed general objections. Valparaiso voters would have the final say in a referendum on any proposed changes. Arnold said the charter will now be given to Valparaiso City Attorney Hayward Dykes, who will "clean up" the language of the document and determine whether the draft constitutes a new charter or an amendment to the city's existing charter. After the attorney has made changes and advised the commission on any other issues, the charter will go before the city commission at a public meeting, where it will vote on whether the charter should be put to a referendum. If it is approved for referendum, the proposed charter will be put on a ballot for Valparaiso citizens to vote on in the March 2014 city election.By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Air Force will hear public comments Tuesday concerning a recently released draft environmental statement which notably stated that the Air Force's "preferred alternative" for F-35 operations at Eglin Air Force Base would increase jet noise over parts of Valparaiso and Niceville. An Eglin spokesman said public comments during the formal portion of the hearing would be limited to three minutes per speaker, although written comments may be submitted without regard to length. Experts will be on hand during a half-hour, informal session to answer certain questions, according to the Air Force. The meeting will be held July 9 at the First Baptist Church of Valparaiso, 444 Valparaiso Parkway, from 5:308 p.m. The preferred alternative listed in the environmental study would boost average jet-noise levels to 65 decibels over some 1,200 residential parcels, affecting over 2,900 people, by increasing jet operations from Eglin's north-south runway. The statement said such levels may be unsuitable for residential use.City seeks to end clubs use of effluentBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer City of Niceville officials say they are pushing to complete a deal with Rocky Bayou Country Club that would stop the club's use of reclaimed water and relieve the city of its obligation to pay the club for taking the water. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin, a member of the Niceville Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board, which owns the regional wastewater facility that produces reclaimed water, said the agreement would get the country club, by far the largest user of the plant's reclaimed water, to switch to another source for irrigation. Reclaimed water is highly treated effluent that has been certified safe for irrigation. Distribution of reclaimed water to users in the Niceville area is one way the regional treatment plent disposes of its effluent. The wastewater plant is being modified under a Florida Department of Environmental Protection mandate to remove more nitrogen and phosphorus from the water. The $5 million project requires one of the plant's three sewage "trains," or treatment systems, to be shut down temporarily. The use of only two trains at a time forces all of the area's raw sewage into two-thirds of the plant's capacity, which has caused problems. In early April, the limited plant capacity caused the reclaimed water to become too cloudy by DEP standards to be sent out for irrigation. For nearly two weeks, the plant had to rely on limited reserves to send to users, and temporarily had to suspend service to those users, including the Swift Creek Plantation and Preserve By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Shortly before his retirement, Okaloosa STEMM center director Rick Soria gave the Beacon a tour of the school he became so proud of during the year he has been in charge of it. He showed a reporter around the school on June 18, the day after the Okaloosa County School Board discussed, but did not decide, whether to continue the year-old center for teaching science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical subjects to selected middle school students from throughout the Okaloosa County School District. Soria retired Friday. Im amazed that after a year of operations, some people in the community, and even at the school district headquarters, still dont know what we do, said Soria. For example, he said, he was recently asked by one local citizen, How much is the tuition at the STEMM center? Soria said that he did not T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, July 3, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 14 Pages, 2 Sections, 9 Inserts Please see CITY, page A-2 Please see HEARING, page A-9 Please see MAYOR, page A-3 Please see MATH, page A-7 Wed., 7 p.m. Say the Word, an open mic poetry night, is open to everyone at French Quarter Bar and Grill, 714 Howell Rd. Each performer should plan to share 2-3 pieces. Music will be played live by Damian Churchwell. Call 678-2604 for more info. Thurs., 5 p.m. First Baptist Church of Niceville is holding their annual Family Fourth Celebration at Freedom Field at the corner of Bayshore and Partin Drive. There will be food, games and entertainment. Call 6784621 for more info.Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Graham and Tammy Boutwell will be performing at Rosemont Baptist Church, 1601 27thSt., Niceville, during their morning worship. For more information please call 6781611.Tues., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Give blood at Northwest Florida State College help save lives and receive a free movie ticket. Calendar, B-3. COMINGUP Math permeates everything we do hereSTEMM center s future clouded3 minutes each for hearing speakersJet-noise session set for July 9Valparaiso mayor drafts charter changes STEMM center summer students Elizabeth Kim, 12, and Jillian Parker, 12, brief a class on their design for an artificial heart valve.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Beacon photo by Mike GriffithIndependence Day festivities got off to a highly visible early start Saturday in Niceville with a parking lot festival dubbed AllAmerican Day," sponsored by ERA American Realty. The event celebrated "what makes Nicevilleand Americaa nice place to live, according to a company statement. Featured were an apple pie tasting contest judged by Mayor Randall Wise, a pet parade with costumes and prizes, fire truck exhibits, face painting, snow cones, and, of course, plenty of American flags. On July 4, area celebrations will include a day-long festival at Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, capped by evening fireworks over Boggy Bayou. See page B-1 for a story on these events.Proud to be Americans The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Bruce Arnold

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neighborhoods, Rocky Bayou Christian School and city of Niceville facilities. Corbin said problems like these can be avoided in the future if Rocky Bayou Country Club uses sources other than the wastewater plant's reclaimed water to irrigate its golf course. Wastewater Plant Manager Rick Helms said the country club uses as much as 500,000 to 1 million gallons of reclaimed water per day. On May 9, the country club received a permit from the Northwest Florida Water Management District to pump an annual average of 238,940 gallons of water per day from a pond on country club property. Because the daily average is calculated annually, the club will be able to pump more during the summer and dry spring periods, while pumping less or not at all during the colder and wetter seasons. Corbin said the city will provide the club with two pumps from an out-of-use city lift station to facilitate the pumping. The proposed agreement would allow the city and country club to end a contract they signed in 2000, in which the city pays the club 10 cents per 1,000 gallons to accept reclaimed water. The city was to continue paying the country club until May 2014. Corbin said the city had originally planned to begin charging reclaimed water users once this contract ended. Corbin and the Niceville City Council agreed that the city should wait to start charging users until it had stopped paying one user to accept the same water. "We figured some users wouldn't be too happy if they heard we were trying to charge them for water when we're paying the country club 10 cents per thousand [gallons] to take it," Corbin said. Corbin said he doesn't know how much the remaining users will be charged for using reclaimed water. He said the city would charge users of reclaimed water to recover the costs of paying the additional years on the deal with Rocky Bayou Country Club, among other expenses. The Niceville City Council voted 4-0 at its June 11 meeting to allow Corbin to get the Rocky Bayou Country Club off regional reclaimed water "as soon as possible." CITYFrom page A-1Page A-2 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience 678-0099 678-6211All doctors prescriptions filled Welds & Repairs Bi-Focals Tri-Focals Progressives Sunglasses Varilux Hoya Shamir Zeiss1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) Make an appointment withDR. AMANDA BRENCI, O.D.for a full comprehensive eye exam today! (850) 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18EYEWEAR UNLIMITEDIN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 From all of us at: Dont take your eye sight for granted! HAPPY 4THofJULY! 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The two residents, James and Leith Black, who were home watching television, smelled smoke and called 911. Lohrman said firefighters had to cut holes in the house's ceiling to reach the flames. He said the fire had not grown much and that firefighters put it out with fire extinguishers. Lohrman said the fire caused about $8,000 in damages. "The fire really wasn't that serious," Lohrman said. "It very well could have been if the residents hadn't been home and hadn't called 911 immediately." Lightning ignites attic fire in house Propane Grill Tank Refills & Pool Chlorine10%Discount towards your nextHARDWARE PURCHASEMust present coupon at time of purchase. Some items excluded. Expires 7/15/13. 10%Must present coupon at time of purchase. Some items excluded. Expires 7/15/13.Discount towards your nextGIFT PURCHASEGIFT SHOPNOW OPEN!Melissa & DougChildrens ItemsMudpie Cinda B Bags Archipelago Soaps & Lotions Candles Beach Cover Ups and Much More! 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Arnold expects the proposed charter to be ready to go before the commission Aug. 12. Morgan said the current charter does not need to be changed, partially because operational control of departments if fine where it is. "Our city government has evolved over time to reach a happy medium," Morgan said. "Right now we have a good balance of control. I really don't think there's a need to shift the charter from how it is now to something else." Among Valparaisos current commissioners, department supervision is allocated as follows: Arnold: police, finance, publicity, personnel, and miscellaneous functions. Morgan: street maintenance and fire protection. Strong: utilities, and cable TV, Internet, and communication system. Kelley: public library and parks. Hamilton: garbage and sanitation, and city cemetery. The responsibilities are assigned by the mayor, who is also a voting member of the city commission. In Arnold's draft charter, these departments would be divided up among three new city positions, which would likely all be occupied by people already employed by the city in some capacity. The proposed charter would create a department of public safety, headed by the chief of police, which would have operational control over the city's police department, fire department, emergency management department and secondary code enforcement. The charter would also create a department of public services, which would control the city's public works and cable departments, library, building inspection, code enforcement and grant administration. Arnold said the director of this department would likely be the city administrator. The proposed charter would also create a department of financial management, directed by the city clerk. The director of this department would issue receipts for all money paid to the city and provide monthly reports to the city commission on all finances coming through the department. The director of this department would be the custodian of all books pertaining to the clerk's office. Arnold said the only other major changes to the charter were made because of changes in county or state laws. For instance, Arnold's draft charter removed the collection of ad valorem taxes from the charters taxation authority section, because he said Okaloosa County is now responsible for collection of those taxes. MAYORFrom page A-1 The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in NicevilleLEE MULLIS, MD Over 25 Years Experience National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDThe Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office 15 Years Experience A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: CATARACTS DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted-In memory ofCall or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 From the moment she was born I promised to love her, to protect her from all the monsters under her bed, and to support her and all her dreams. From the moment she was born I promised that I would always provide for her, no matter what. Thats why I bought Life Insurance, because from the moment I held her I wanted to secure her future in case I couldnt always be there for her. Because its not about my life, its about hers. NWFSC Open Enrollment for Fall July 8 to August 18New & Returning Students Enroll Anytime by Web or at 7 Sites, Military Center Classes Open to Anyone with Base AccessOpen Enrollment for Fall Term at Northwest Florida State College starts July 8 for NWFSC classes that begin August 19 and October 11. The new Open Enrollment process allows both current and new students to enroll by web or in-person at all of the colleges seven area locations at any date during the entire enrollment period. Additionally, web and in-person enrollment for classes oered at NWFSCs centers at Eglin and Hurlburt has been expanded and is open to anyone with base access. Free academic advising is available now on a walk-in and appointment basis at all seven college sites in Niceville, Fort Walton, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, South Walton, Eglin and Hurlburt. New students are admitted to the college year-round and should complete the free online admissions process prior to enrollment. The colleges Fall schedule of classes oers more than 1,000 classes and is available in a searchable format online at www.nwfsc.edu/schedule. Printed copies are available at all NWFSC locations and at community sites such as public libraries. New NWFSC Bachelors degrees include: the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood E ducation and the Bachelor of Applied Scienc e in Management & Supervision with specialization areas in Supervision, Public Service Management, Healthcare Management and Human Resources Management. New Career Certicate Programs include: Welding Applied Technologies which provides the skills and customized training required to be a journey-level professional welder. The program prepares graduates for immediate employment and includes six courses that can generally be completed in 3 semesters. For information on the new Welding program contact Scottie Smith, lead Welding Instructor at (850) 729-5224 or smiths60@nwfsc.edu or (850) 729-5221. For other new career programs see www.nwfsc. edu/schedule. For information, contact the NWFSC Niceville campus 100 College Blvd., 6785111; Fort Walton Campus 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 863-6520; Sikes Center in Crestview 805 Highway 90 West, 2004141; Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs 908 US Highway 90 West, 2004100; South Walton Center o of Highway 331 South in Santa Rosa Beach at 200-4160; NWFSC Eglin AFB Center 200-4180 or the colleges Hurlburt Field Center 200-4190.NWFSC is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institution Low rates are just around the corner. Convenient local office Money-saving discounts Low down payments Monthly payment plans 24-hour service and claims Coverage available by phone Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Motorcycle coverage is underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. Homeowners, renters and boat coverages are written through non-af liated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image 1999-2013. 2013 GEICO850-863-4187 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Page A-3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Evers: No link in college disputeBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Florida State Sen. Greg Evers emphatically denied any link between himself and Northwest Florida State College President Ty Handys recent statement that a member of the college board of trustees is trying to oust him, possibly with the help of a state senator. Evers, a Baker Republican, phoned a reporter Saturday, saying he was responding to earlier queries from the Bay Beacon, which he had only just received. I have never spoken with, and I did not know Dr. Handy prior to his appointment as president of the college, said Evers. I never met the man. Handy's allegations were reported by the Beacon June 26. Attempts to reach Evers for comment prior to publication were unsuccessful. Evers also said that he did not know Patrick Byrne, the trustee who allegedly told Handy that at least one Florida state senator had promised larger appropriations for the college if Handy left office by July 1, according to a statement Handy made during the June 18 college trustees meeting, in which Handy described alleged efforts by Byrne to oust him. Byrne acknowledged trying to remove Handy but denied linking any legislative appropriation to the matter. Evers said he had nothing to do with any alleged promises of college funding by anyone. The college campuses, he said, are not even in my district, not even the satellite campus in Crestview. Evers' senate district includes most of Okaloosa County north of the Shoal River, which is also part of the twocounty Northwest Florida State College district. Said Evers: I dont sit on the senate appropriations committee that decides appropriations for state colleges. All I can do is vote on the entire budget like any other senator. A similar denial by Don Gaetz, the other senator whose district includes part of the NWFSC district, was reported June 26. I was unaware of all of this, said Evers, referring to the Handy versus Byrne controversy. Since the controversy arose, said Evers, I have spoken with some of those involved, but I still really dont know whats going on. As for any alleged promise of extra college funding in return for Handys departure, Evers said he did not and would not make any such promise to anyone. I cannot guarantee any funding for any college. Its ludicrous to make such a statement. Evers added that even if he had a conflict with anyone, he would not go behind their back to resolve it, but would confront them directly. Its not my style, anyway. If I had a problem with somebody, theyd pretty well know it. CorrectionAn article June 26 incorrectly described the location of the Crestview campus of Northwest Florida State College. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Jet noise would increase over Valp., NW NicevilleBy Bob Bachelor Valparaiso, FL 32580 This letter is in response to comments by a Niceville councilman on the F-35 Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) which was released to the public on 14 June. The councilman's comments do not fully represent the information contained in the Revised Draft SEIS. The councilman stated that there is a reduction of 30,000 operations with a corresponding reduction in noise on the surrounding communities. He further said weighing the localized noise impacts against the numerous community benefits is a trade-off we should be willing to make. That statement, to me, is a bit puzzling as the western portion of Niceville is well within the localized noise impacted area. When comparing the 2010 SEIS to the latest SEIS, there is a 22% reduction in F-35 operations at Eglin Main. However, more than offsetting that reduction is a 30% increase in operations in the in "Other" category over Eglin Main, bringing Alternative 1A to a total of 142,360 annual operations at Eglin. This is an overall increase of 10,200 operations at Eglin Main from the 2010 estimate. The "Other" category refers to all military and civilian aircraft that use Eglin runways. Some of the aircraft associated to the increase are F/A-18E/Fs and F16s using Runway 01/19. So, the aircraft-generated noise over Valparaiso and western Niceville will increase, not decrease as the councilman asserts. The three Air Compatibility Use Zone studies that have been performed since 1997 have each shown a continued expansion of aircraft produced noise over Valparaiso and western Niceville. And it continues to expand with Alternative 1A, the preferred basing option in the Revised Draft SEIS. The numerous community benefits mentioned by the councilman come with a downside to some of us. With property values, the Revised DSEIS states there is the potential that the noise generated by the F-35 could have an adverse impact on property values." Continuing, it states "The result of the study is that, considering all other factors (e.g., neighborhood characteristics and desirability, local real estate market conditions, school districts) as equal, an adverse impact on property values as a result of aircraft noise is possible." So, the economic benefit to our community is at the expense of others. Might not seem like a fair trade to those adversely affected. Now that the needed F-35 facilities are nearly built out at Eglin Main, the argument is that it is too costly to move to another field, especially in today's tight fiscal situation, so we're stuck with Alternative 1A. With the continued delays to the F-35 program, there could be incremental funding introduced to develop Alternative 1I, a new north-south runway northwest of the 33rd area. This alternative would help to reduce noise over Valparaiso and western Niceville. Perhaps an out-year plane or two could be traded for this funding. The government can always find funding for anything it really wants to do. It is a matter of our community representatives coming together to convince those federal officials, both elected and military, of the need and to do the right thing. If there was no other choice, OK, Alternative 1A it is, but Eglin has the real estate available for other options. The above is just a portion of the information contained in this latest release of the Environmental Impact Statement as it affects both Valparaiso and Niceville. Many other areas in our community will also feel the effect of the 2005 F35 training base decision and the Alternative 1A selection. In Annex E, the SEIS also describes the noise over Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Bluewater Bay, and Destin. If you live in those areas, the SEIS might be worth a read. Jennifer Phillips, 40, Niceville, teacher I think it should ve happened a long time ago. I m torn. I m Catholic, so my religion teaches that homosexuality is not right, but I also have friends and relatives who are gay. Ken Sharp, 49, Niceville, engineer My main concern is that the Supreme Court overturned a law that had been through the democratic process.What do you think about the recent Supreme Court ruling extending federal benefits to same-sex spouses of federal employees and military members?Denise O Keefe, 48, Niceville, Registered Nurse Marlyse Moruzzi, Fort Walton Beach, retired Dana LeClercq, 30, Freeport, retail manager I think it s a good thing. We are all human beings. It s long past due we re in the 21st century. We should all be treated equally.Location: Niceville public library and Palm Plaza shopping center 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. PLATINUM SPONSORS Okaloosa Gas District Raymond James Financial Services/Dave Rauch In Loving Memory of John E. Clack CHELCO Superior Residences of Niceville Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast Halprin-Finkler Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Yokohama Tires Mike Mock Chick-fil-A, Niceville, FL Beef O Bradys Emerald Grande at Harbor Walk Village ResortQuest Northwest Florida LLCPowell & Swanick, Injury Lawyers HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSORGOLD SPONSORS Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Dennis Conger, CFP Gulf Coast Dermatology Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, CPAs and Advisors Advantage Portable Buildings, Inc. Bluewater Orthopedics, P.A. Winn Dixie, Bluewater Bay Publix, Destin FL SILVER SPONSORS Ron Moore Miller Consulting Costal Powersports Inc Bay Area Awards McCarty & Associates Harold F. Peek, Jr., P.A. 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Johnson, Attorney at Law Donald Schak, MD SILVER SPONSORS (continued) Ciao Bella Pizza First Florida Bank Robert McEachern and Family Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Niceville Insurance Agency Louis Skinner LJ Schooners, Dockside Restaurant & Oyster Bar Bayou Book Company CCB Community Bank Baywalk Realty Kathy Kauwell Bayou Mechanical Dr. Sharon Chen DDS, PA, Family Dentistry Wynns Professional Products Smiths Antique Mall AVCON Engineers & Planners IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS Bay Beacon/Eglin Flyer Bluewater Bay Golf Resort Eglin AFB Golf Course Ft Walton Beach Golf Course Sandestin Golf & Beach Resorts Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort Windswept Dunes Golf Course Edwin Watts Golf Blackstone Golf Course Rocky Bayou Country Club Shalimar Pointe Golf and Country Club Walmart of Niceville Sams Club Emerald Bay Golf Course Hooters of Destin Trade Winds Restaurant Dockside Caf & Oyster Bar of Niceville Front Porch Restaurant of Niceville Pepitos Mexican Restaurant of BWB Boathouse Landing Restaurant Dominics Pizzeria Hampton Inn Niceville Pennzoil Lube Center First Choice Buffet of BWB Accent Signswishes to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the Mid-Bay Clubs 15th annual charity golf tournament held at the Bluewater Bay Golf Resort on 7 June. 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ArrestsJuan Luis Flores Hernandez, 23, of 100 Kazmira Court G, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police June 22 on a charge of indecent exposure in public. Flores Hernandez's required court appearance is July 9. *** Cameron James Hemler, a hardware store employee, 24, of 1000 Patriot Lane, Crestview, was arrested by Valparaiso police June 22 on charges of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer responded to a call at the Valparaiso T-pier in reference to an intoxicated person who had entered someone else's vehicle and would not exit. Upon arrival, the officer saw Hemler walking towards him from the end of the pier. The officer smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Hemler's breath while speaking to him. Hemler had his hands in his pockets, and the officer asked him three times to remove them. When he did not comply, the officer conducted a pat down for weapons. The officer felt a hard object in Hemler's pocket and asked what was in it. Hemler removed a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance. The officer asked Hemler what else he had in his pocket, after which Hemler removed a blue and red glass pipe from his pocket. The pipe allegedly had residue and smelled of burned marijuana. The officer searched Hemler's pocket and found approximately one gram of a green leafy substance, which field tested positive for the presence of THC. Hemler's required court appearance is July 9. *** David Ryan McKiever, a student, 21, of 4600 Range Road Apt. 128, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 22 on a charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. McKiever allegedly struck a woman who is six months pregnant while he and the victim were in a vehicle. The victim had a scratch next to her left eye and red spots on both eyelids. McKiever denied having any physical contact with the victim while in the vehicle. McKiever admitted to grabbing the victim at an apartment complex when the victim attempted to walk away. *** Tammy Ann Stroppel, 45, of 304 Reeves St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 20 on a Walton County warrant for the original charges of burglary and grand theft. *** Benny Furman Harvard, 41, of 1598 Pine St., Niceville, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies June 23 on charges of battery touch or strike and violation of probation. Harvard allegedly visited a residence on the 200 block of Boundary Line Road, Choctaw Beach, while intoxicated, and got into an argument with a resident at the address. Harvard allegedly struck the victim repeatedly in the face and head, resulting in minor injury. *** Charles J. Holmes, retired, 70, of 238 Live Oak St., Freeport, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies June 24 on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery second or subsequent offense. Holmes allegedly chased someone with a steel pipe, and admitted to a deputy that he had "wanted to crack [the victim's'] skull with it." Holmes also threw bleach at the victim's face, causing bodily harm. DUI arrestsDeborha Carol McDaniel, a condo cleaner, 46, of 936 Linden Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at Linden Avenue June 21 at 8:15 p.m. McDaniel's required court appearance is July 9. TheftsA Niceville resident of the 1500 block of Reeves Street reported June 22 that someone had broken into his trailer and stolen a jug of silver coins and two safes, which contained more collector's coins as well as personal documents, such as birth certificates. *** Niceville police received a call June 21 reporting someone stole parts from the air conditioning unit from a business on the 200 block of Government Avenue, Niceville. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of Fir Avenue reported June 21 someone stole a lawnmower and wheelbarrow from his yard. *** A Niceville resident of the first block of Country Club Drive reported June 21 someone stole a Maytag washer and dryer set from her residence. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of White Street reported June 20 someone had gone through his wallet, which had been in his Jeep, and had taken about $100. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of White Street reported June 20 someone stole coolers and several fishing rods from him. *** Niceville police received a call June 18 reporting someone had taken $100 from the cash drawer of a business on the 1000 block of East John Sims Parkway, Niceville. *** A Niceville resident reported June 17 she was defrauded by someone she met on a dating website. The complainant reported she met a man who claimed to have a "corporate account" with Walmart and said he would add her to his account, enabling her to receive $10,000 per week. The complainant reportedly purchased a PayPal card from Walmart and sent the man her entire paycheck. She also sent him her social security number and home address. After sending the money and information, the complainant called the man but did not get an answer. OtherRachel Nicole Ritter, 20, of 628 Kathleen Court, Niceville, was served a summons by Niceville police June 20 on a charge of retail theft shoplifting. An employee of the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway allegedly saw Ritter remove labels from paint bottles in the art department of the store and put them in her purse. Ritter also put a handkerchief in her purse. Ritter left the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise, worth $15.58. Ritter's required court appearance is July 23. *** A Niceville resident of the 1000 block of Forest Lake Terrace reported June her husband had received a suspicious letter with no return address. The envelope contained one piece of paper with the words "ONE DOWN FOUR TO GO YOUR NEXT" typed on it in bold letters. An officer took the letter to the post office, where an employee told him the letter had come through Pensacola, but said they did not know where the letter had originated. The complainant's husband called the police later to report a coworker had received a similar letter. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 24, 2013 through June 29, 2013. 1 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 2 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. SR 20..................................Cancelled..................6/24/13........................15:48 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical.....................6/25/13........................04:59 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.....................6/25/13........................06;33 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.....................6/25/13........................11:26 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical.....................6/25/25........................12:17 Powell Dr.................................Medical.....................6/26/13........................00:55 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical.....................6/26/13........................07:09 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.....................6/26/13........................13:12 Sabal Palm Dr.........................Medical.....................6/26/13........................15:06 Judith Ave................................Medical.....................6/27/13........................04:05 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle fire................6/27/13........................05:20 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.....................6/27/13........................07:17 Als Drive..................................Medical.....................6/27/13........................08:08 Cedar Ridge Way....................Medical.....................6/27/13........................08:50 Fairwood Dr.............................Medical.....................6/27/13........................09:09 N. Palm Blvd...........................Medical.....................6/27/13........................11:07 McEwen Dr..............................Medical.....................6/27/13........................11:49 SR 85 N...................................Vehicle crash............6/27/13........................20:36 Edge Ave.................................Medical.....................6/28/13........................02:49 20th Street...............................Medical.....................6/28/13........................09:02 Killarney Rd.............................Smoke scare.............6/28/13........................15:32 White Point Rd........................Cancelled..................6/28/13........................16:21 Kumquat Ave...........................Medical.....................6/28/13........................16:40 Kildare Circle...........................Structure fire.............6/28/13........................17:12 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical.....................6/28/13........................18:42 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash............6/29/13........................02:03 Elm Street................................Other fire...................6/29/13........................08:36 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash............6/29/13........................16:38 Azalea Dr.................................Vehicle fire................6/29/13........................17:41 Bayshore Dr.............................Medical.....................6/29/13........................22:35 Weekly Safety Tip: Have a safe and happy 4th of July. Enjoy the fireworks demonstration along the shores of Boggy Bayou, but for your safety and the safety of others, no personal fireworks. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 24, 2013 through June 30, 2013. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Live Oak St..............................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/24/13.................00:27 White Point Rd........................Vehicle accident.........................6/24/13.................12:07 Hwy. 20 East............................Water vehicle fire.......................6/24/13.................15:49 Merchants Way........................Medical.......................................6/25/13.................03:45 Hwy. 20 East............................Medical.......................................6/25/13.................08:38 N. White Point Rd....................Medical.......................................6/25/13.................15:57 Balmoral Dr..............................Medical.......................................6/26/13.................13:29 Bay Drive.................................Public assist................................6/26/13.................14:52 Hwy. 20 East............................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/26/13.................18:16 East Hwy. 20............................Animal problem..........................6/27/13.................12:03 Hwy. 20 East............................Medical.......................................6/28/13.................07:04 Bluewater Blvd.........................Medical.......................................6/28/13.................09:37 Merchants Way........................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/28/13.................11:43 Parkwood Place......................Public service assist...................6/28/13.................14:53 Killarney Rd.............................Service call.................................6/28/13.................15:35 Maxwell Gunter Recreation....Good intent.................................6/28/13.................16:26 Kildare Circie...........................Building fire.................................6/28/13.................17:14 Live Oak St..............................Public assist................................6/29/13.................00:07 Live Oak St..............................Medical.......................................6/29/13.................03:06 Elm Street................................Dispatched & cancelled.............6/29/13 ................08:38 Hwy. 20/White Point Rd..........Vehicle accident.........................6/29/13.................12:19 Cat Mar Rd..............................Medical.......................................6/29/13.................13:58 Pembrooke Ct.........................Medical.......................................6/29/13.................14:59 Balmoral Dr..............................Medical.......................................6/29/13.................22:44 Pine Street...............................Medical.......................................6/30/13.................21:55 Merchants Way........................Medical.......................................6/30/13.................22:48 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Name: William Christopher Smith Wanted for: Failure to Register as Sexual Offender Height: 5-feet, 8-inches Weight: 210 Age: 45 Date of birth: 07-25-1967 Hair: Brown Eyes: Green Name: Angela Diane Fitzgarrald Wanted for: Grand Theft/Uttering Forged Check/Forging a Bank Check Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 170 Age: 35 Date of birth: 12-04-1977 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Name: Charles Keith Wallace Wanted for: VOP-Poss. of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: Unknown Age: 26 Date of birth: 09-09-1986 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, July 3, 2013 Page A-7 realize that there are still some people who do not know that the STEMM center is a public school, and does not charge tuition. Soria proudly showed off some of the classrooms and scientific equipment used to provide intensive training in scientific subjects for students who have aptitude in those fields. He seemed especially proud of the flight lab, in which students use an array of flight simulators to fly assorted types of aircraft on simulated flight missions around the country. Soria said that much of the science equipment used at the STEMM center has been donated by partnering corporate and civic organizations such as Engineers for America, the Air Force Armament Museum, local defense contractors, and other groups. In addition to the flight simulators, Soria showed off some of the devices used to teach principles of physics, and a wind tunnel constructed by a STEMM center student and the students father, using the motor from a leaf blower. A common misconception about the STEMM center, Soria said, is that it only serves a small handful of students, all of whom have high scores on FCAT science and math tests. While those students form the core student body of the STEMM center, he said, they are not the only ones who benefit from instruction at the center. One thousand, one hundred and sixty-two students from around the county visited the STEMM center last year, said Soria. He said that students from other schools are regularly bused to the STEMM center for various lessons and projects related to the scientific studies at their own schools. The visiting students usually come in groups of from 6 to 103 students at a time. In addition to teaching students, the STEMM center also provides instruction for teachers from throughout the county, helping them gain more knowledge of various scientific subjects, as well as how to instruct students in science, and how to use various forms of technology, such as computers and flight simulators, to enhance their science lessons. We have a group of teachers scheduled to come here later today who will be learning how to use the flight simulators, said Soria. They will bring their students back later on during the regular school year. Throughout the summer, Soria said, teachers from throughout the county will take classes at the STEMM center, for which they will be paid a stipend from an educational grant. Soria said such educational programs beyond the STEMM centers regular core of day-today students help to illustrate that the STEMM center is not designed to be a greedy or elitist institution. Soria also disputed the perception that only gifted students, or those from privileged families and with parents who are already scientists or engineers, are eligible to become regular students at the STEMM center. Of the 88 students regularly enrolled here, only 22 are gifted, said Soria, and 27 percent of our students are in the free/reduced lunch program. Soria defended the STEMM centers requirement that prospective students should score a 5 on the FCAT test, indicating a high level of proficiency in mathematics, in order to become regular students at the STEMM center. Were not trying to be elitist, he said, but math permeates everything we do here, and students without that level of proficiency would be lost in many of the lessons and projects they would be asked to take part in. Although the official school year was out on June 18, science teacher Shawnea Tallman invited the Beacon to visit a special summer science camp taking place in the school. In a STEMM center classroom, Tallman and several students were discussing the results of a project in which summer science camp students have studied the workings of the human heart. Then, using cardboard boxes, paper, and other simple materials, the students built conceptual simulations of their own designs for an artificial heart valve, which would allow blood cells to flow through it in only one direction. After constructing their designs for heart valves, the students used handheld tablet computers to photograph their designs and to create slide presentations on the results of their projects, which they then showed to Tallman and to each other. In addition to life sciences, said Tallman, the summer science camp has also been instructing students in robotics, earth sciences, and other subjects. Among the summer science camp students were several of the STEMM centers regular pupils. Seth Carr, 12, a rising 7th grader, told the Beacon. This can be a very good school if it is kept open. Kids can really go far here. Seth said that had he remained in a regular zone school during 6th grade, I wouldnt have done as well in algebra. Here, I was able to take the 7th grade pre-algebra course as a 6th grader. I really like math and science, and my old school (Davidson Middle School) didnt have that much, said STEMM center student Jillian Parker, 12. This is more challenging, and Ive really improved in the engineering portion. Ive made new friends and taken an advanced class in aviation, said Elizabeth Kim, 12. The people I have met here are a great influence. This school also has less girl drama, and I hear fewer bad words. Asked what advice she would offer potential STEMM center students, Jillian said. If you like math and science, and are ready for a challenge, come here. Its a great opportunity to advance to new levels, said Elizabeth. I especially enjoyed aviation. I learned about weather, aircraft controls, and I got to fly the simulators. MATHFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserSTEMM center director Rick Soria, who retired June 28, said that although academic standards are high, the year-old science and math magnet school in Valparaiso is not an "elitist" institution. The Okaloosa County School Board is eyeing the school's future.

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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, July 3, 2013 Page A-9 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 WHOPPING CIRCULATION,000! Reaching over 42,000 people: Nearly every household and business in Bluewater Bay, Niceville and Valparaiso! Sent to out-of-towners contacting the chamber of commerce or the Bay Beacon website! Extra copies to advertisers, chambers of commerce, Economic Development Council, Realtors, hotels, schools, city halls, & other newcomer contacts! Publication Date: Feb. 19, 2003 Now, more-affordable color for your ad!Beacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL 32578(850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.com The Bay Beacon will publish its colorful semiannual Newcomer Guide!Dont miss this chance to influence newcomers buying decisions! Most establish shopping habits in six weeks! A dvertisers! 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AD DEADLINE AUG. 13 Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold and other Valparaiso residents and officials have said this could harm the city by decreasing property values and driving away residents, making it harder for the city to raise the revenue needed to pay its water and sewer bonds. Valparaiso officials have expressed concern that other communities will not support the city in its fight to persuade the Air Force to shift more F-35 traffic to Eglin's east-west runway, or to build a new runway options that would markedly reduce overflight noise in the city. Copies of the study are available for review at the Niceville Public Library, Valparaiso Community Library and the Northwest Florida State College Library, as well the Fort Walton Beach Library and the Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library in Crestview. It may also be downloaded from the Eglin website. Subject matter experts will be available to answer questions from 5:30 to 6 p.m., during the meeting's "open house" portion, according to the Air Force. From 6 to 6:30 p.m., the Air Force will give an overview of the impact statement. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., the public will be allowed to comment in a formal setting. Eglin spokesman Mike Spaits said an Air Force judge would preside over the hearing. Spaits said the experts who would be available before the formal part of the hearing would answer certain questions from the public. But he said these experts could not answer speculative questions or debate the merits of the alternatives. Spaits said displays would include maps showing the projected noise contours of Alternative 1A, the Air Force "preferred alternative," as well as Alternative 1I and the No Action Alternative. According to Spaits, there will be four people on stage conducting the formal hearing: the judge, an Air Force expert on federal environmental law, an Air Force public affairs representative and a court reporter. He said the hearing will not be organized in a "question and answer" format, but rather is intended to gather comments on the proposed action and alternatives before the environmental study is finalized. "No feedback will be provided," Spaits stated. "However all substantive comments received during the comment period (June 14-July 29, 2013) will be addressed in the Final SEIS." He added that verbal and written comments will receive equal consideration. HEARINGFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Mike Griffith An Eglin F-35 seen from Valparaiso City Hall. The Air Force will conduct a public hearing at First Baptist Church, Valparaiso, on Tuesday to gather comments on a recent study of the increased noise possible from F-35s and other aircraft operating from Eglin. Composite photo of a map of Valparaiso with overlay of projected noise contours that an Air Force environmental study stated would result from the service's "preferred alternative" for F-35 operations, which would lift flight restrictions on Eglin Air Force Base's north-south runway. The study stated that areas inside the outermost contour (green) would experience average noise lev els at or above 65 decibels, a level which the Air Force deems "imcompatible with residential use." The map, provided by the A ir Force, is on display at Valparaiso City Hall. Matthews & Jones, LLPDavid J. Oberliesen practicing Criminal Defense, including DUI, BUI, and Minor in Possession.323 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL(850) 729-7440www.destinlaw.com The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-10 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Prepare to be pampered at The Cutting Room, the Niceville area s premier day spa and fullservice salon. The Cutting Room provides every service you may need to look your very best, and does so in an atmosphere that makes you feel welcome, relaxed and pampered. We do it all, said Cutting Room manager Belinda Gilliam. We offer massage, nail care, pedicures, permanent makeup, hair cutting, highlighting, and hair colors. We are unique, Gilliam said. We are the only full-service salon in the Niceville that offers the E MINENCE fully-organic line of natural skincare products, to protect both the look and the health of your skin. In fact, you could literally eat our skincare products, although I admit that the flavor would be improved with a little sugar. A visit to The Cutting Room, said Gilliam, lets you relax and feel pampered while beautifying yourself. We pay extra-special attention when you are preparing for a wedding, prom, or other special occasion. Gilliam added that The Cutting Room is not just a women s salon. We take care of men, women, and children, she said. After all, women are not the only ones who need to look their best. Men want to look and feel good too, said Gilliam, and enjoy coming here for haircuts, massages and facials. Men also understand the importance of personal appearance in their professional lives, especially when making that vital first impression during a job interview, meeting with a client, or preparing for that all-important official photo in the front of the file sent to your military promotion board. To help you relax during your visit to The Cutting Room, the salon provides up to 2 hours of free childcare during each client visit, so you needn t worry about babysitting. Or, a session of their own at The Cutting Room helps children look their best for school or family photos and visits to Grandma s house, and also helps them learn to care for their personal appearance and to simply feel good about themselves. This is just another of the reasons why Emerald Coast Magazine has named The Cutting Room among the top 10 salons on the Emerald Coast for the second straight year, based on customer reports. This year, the magazine received customer base voting from happy, pampered customers of The Cutting Room. Our goal, said Gilliam, is to give you an experience and look equivalent to anything you would find in Hollywood. We really try our best to make you feel welcome, and to look and feel as glamorous as we can. Make your appointment today by phoning The Cutting Room at 850-279-6601, or contact The Cutting Room by email at customercare@cuttingroom salonandspa.com. You can also stop by 4591 Hwy. 20 Niceville (upper Level of the Bluewater Fitness Center). 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The commission voted at its July 1 meeting to rezone the 7.74 acres between Rocky Bayou Christian School and Heritage Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery from C-2 (general commercial) to PUD (planned urban development). Steve Ruckel, president of Ruckel Properties, said he plans for the residential development, called Parkview Place, to contain a park in the center. He said the restaurant or coffee shop would blend with the design of the homes near Highway 285. Ruckel said the homes would be arranged in a circle, facing the park. Ruckel said each house would contain about 2,000 square feet and likely cost around $300,000 to $350,000. He said he is working with the Ruckel Properties marketing team to come up with a name for the development. The change requires an alteration to Niceville's future land use map, so the planning commission also approved a change to the map as well as the rezoning in order for the development to be approved. Ruckel said he would like to begin development on the project as soon as the city approves it, which would likely be in the early fall. He estimated construction would be complete on the project about 18 months after groundbreaking. In other business, the planning commission approved a request by John Duhaime to annex his property on Fir Avenue and zone it R-1B. Planning Department staffer Frankie Revell said Duhaime wants to build single-family houses on the land. Under the requested zoning, Duhaime would be allowed to build as many as three single-family units. Separately, the commission also approved the annexation of land owned by the city on Fir Avenue. The land would be zoned R-1B. Revell said members of the planning department realized the city owned land that was not part of the city upon researching the Duhaime request. Revell said planning officials do not know how the city came to acquire the land, but said it might have been donated by a developer years ago for lift station improvements, but went unused. The city wants the land to be zoned R-1B because that is how the surrounding land is zoned. Revell said the city has no immediate plans for the land. The commission also approved a request by Valparaiso Realty to reduce previously approved setback on the company's 45-lot Stables development off Forest Road. The previous approval was for 25-foot setbacks on the front and 7.5-foot setbacks on the side. The commission approved the request for 20foot front and 5-foot side setbacks. Revell said the company has altered the design for some of the houses planned for the development, The Niceville Planning Commission is an advisory board, and all of its recommendations are subject to approval by the Niceville City Council on three separate public hearings, the first one scheduled July 9.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer The Twin Cities community will be gathering at Lincoln Park early Thursday for the Independence Day activities, beginning with the 35th Annual Duathlon at 7 a.m. Interested athletes may register prior to the duathlon which will consist of a 5k run/walk and a 200 meter swim. Starting at 10 a.m. there will be a water slide, bounce house and train rides available for kids of all ages. These will be open until 8 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be old fashioned games organized for kids from 5-12 with cash prizes. Contests will include water melon seed spitting and the Great Boggy Bayou Inter-Tube Race. Free watermelon will be passed out at 3 p.m. Starting at 4 p.m., DJ Life Tunes will be putting on family friendly music for dancing and relaxing. This will be a good time to claim your spot for later viewing. Spread a blanket and enjoy the music while dining al fresco. Vendors will be open for the purchase of food and beverages. The fireworks show, which will last 20-25 minutes, begins just after dark over Boggy Bayou and be set to music. Only the best for the Twin Cities, the fireworks display will be put on by Pyro Shows of LaFollette, Tenn., the same pyrotechnic crew that puts on the Fourth of July display in Washington, D.C. on the National Monument lawn. This will be Pyro Shows first year of a new three year contract to perform the annual Boggy Bayou show. "It promises to be even more exciting than last years show. Several new effects will be included in this years program," said president of Pyro Shows Lansden Hill. Each 10 inch shell weighs approximately 10 pounds, is fired at a speed of approximately 200 miles per hour to an altitude of almost 1,000 feet before breaking into a colorful canopy that is as wide as three football fields are long. The fireworks will be fired from a floating platform built by the city last year specifically for the Independence Day celebrations. The platform is 80 by 48 feet, and is capable of carrying more than 100,000 pounds. The fireworks platform B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , J J u u l l y y 3 3 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Please see WHO S NEWS, page B-4Celebrating Independence Day Whos NewsMaster John Lee of Niceville received his fifth degree black belt in Kajukembo from Grandmaster Ron Pierce from Pierce Family Gung Fu; he also holds black belts in other martial arts styles, and is certified by the state of Florida as a law enforcement defensive tactics instructor. He often attends martial arts and police seminars to further his education. *** Erica Faith Bloor made the University of Southern Mississippis Deans Lists for the 2013 spring semester. Deans List scholars are those with at least a 3.5 grade point average, but less than a 4.0. She was recognized from the Hattiesburg Campus in Niceville. *** Robbie D. Cocchiarella, a Niceville resident, received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from Boston University. *** Olivia Scruggs, a 2012 Niceville High School graduate and a former member of Opus 1, was recognized into the University of Southern Mississippis honor society and the Deans List. *** Chelsea Griffin, an online student at made the University of Southern Mississippi made the Deans Lists for the 2013 spring semester. *** Jessica Hathaway, a 2006 graduate of Niceville High School, graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law on May 19. She was also listed on the Deans Scholars List. Jessica has accepted a position at the Law Offices of Keith A. Ringelspaugh in St. Petersburg. Jessica is the daughter of Camille and Jimmy Hathaway of Niceville. *** Rachael Elizabeth Farrell of Niceville, graduated May 4, from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. with a BS in Physical Education Sports Management and Administration. *** Spencer Mailes graduated from early morning seminaryat the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. He plans to spend two years on a mission in Japan after August. *** 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 seeing the dentist easy A friendly, relaxed atmosphere Wishing You All AHappy Fourth of July Kyle Saleebys science fair project won him more than the personal attention of Governor Scott. His project on using tidal energy as a renewable energy source recently netted him a $100,000 scholarship. File photo The Twin Cities' annual July 4 fireworks display will begin just after dark over Boggy Bayou. The best places to view the fireworks are Lincoln Park in Valparaiso, Lions Park or the Turkey Creek area. NHS student wins $100,000 scholarshipBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Kyle Saleeby, a senior at Niceville High School, has won a $100,000 scholarship from the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program for his science project that harnesses the power of tidal energy. This was the same project Saleeby submitted in the State Science Fair held in Lakeland on March 27. Governor Rick Scott was in attendance at that fair and was so impressed with Saleebys project, A Current Event: Using Renewable Electrical Tidal Energy in the Production, Separation and Storage of Hydrogen Gas, that he passed his business card onto Saleeby for further discussion. The Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program supports the next generation of scientific innovators by recognizing and awarding scholarships to creators of outside the box ways to generate and use hydrogen powered by renewable and sustainable energy sources such as the sun, or as in Saleebys project, the tides. Each year, Proton OnSite awards college scholarships of up to $100,000. Kyle demonstrated the passion, drive, curiosity and do-it-yourself initiative in applying science and technology to meet a real-world need, said Mark Schiller, Proton OnSites Vice President of Business Development. Saleeby plans to attend MIT in the fall. John Lee Erica Faith Bloor Jessica Hathaway Olivia Scruggs Racing through summerTodd Wendell, son of Rebecca and Brett Wendell, placed first in the children's division at a race to benefit the Emerald Coast Child Advocacy Center (ECCAC) held at the beginning of the summer. Please see DAY, page B-4 Spencer Mailes Free performance of Modern Millie The Fine and Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College will present Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. on July 3 at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center s Sprint Theatre with two two free performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Details on B-4. The Ruckel Estate Casa del Sol, offers the new owner a 15 acre property with 890 waterfront feet on the protected deep water of Rocky Bayou. The 7435 SF, 4 bedroom, 5 full baths and 2 half baths. Home includes a 2200 SF spa wing with indoor lap pool. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, pool kitchen, guest cottage, dock, and gazebo. Please contact Linda Zickler Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast 850-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.net $5,000,000 LAST UNSPOILED ROCKY BAYOU WATERFRONT

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Ken Hinrichs, of Bluewater Bay, has accepted the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties president/CEO position, effective July 1. Hinrichs, has been a United Way employee for more than 30 years, most recently as the interim executive director for the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families in Baton Rouge. Prior to that he had served as the interim president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast in Fort Walton Beach. His United Way experience includes tenure serving as President/CEO of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, as President/CEO of the Capital Area United Way in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the United Way of Southwest Michigan in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Kens expertise in increasing campaign revenue and board of director relations made him the logical candidate to serve our growing area of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Hinrichs will succeed Bill Robinson, a 25 year veteran President/CEO of the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, who is credited with guiding the organization through tough economic times, a changing national charitable scene, and a number of damaging hurricanes that have struck the area. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 729-2131 Auto Business Home Life FloodHOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com Kiwanis ramps it upKiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis members, Vern McGraw, left, and Stan Claypool, recently installed two wheelchair ramps purchased by the club for a disabled Bluewater Bay homeowner. The project was a cooperative effort between the Kiwanis Club and the Council for Independent Living. AFEV resident Mary Gilmore, 100, tees off to start the Tenth Annual Bob Hope Memorial Golf Classic.To residents living at the Air Force Enlisted Village, age is a number and Mrs. Mary Gilmore, who celebrated her 100th birthday last March, demonstrated just that as she teed off to start the Tenth Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic on May 17 at the Eglin Golf Course in Niceville. The Tenth Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic was a resounding success because of the generosity and kindness of the golfers, sponsors and volunteers. The event raised over $47K to support the Air Force Enlisted Villages mission of providing a safe, dignified home to military widows in need and give many an improved quality of life. The 11th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for May 16 and 17, 2014 at the Eglin Golf Course. For more information, contact info@afev.us.Ten decades young Ken HinrichsHinrichs takes helm of United Way ADVERTISE HERE! 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Friends for fun Seasoned singles over 60 meet at Blue Water Club House, 2000 Bluewater Blvd., Niceville, every Wednesday at 3 p.m. for friendship and camaraderie. Many members enjoy dinner together after the meeting. Come and make new friends. For more info please call Ann Garrett at 897-4434. Lewis Volleyball Lewis School will be hosting free ongoing Volleyball practice for the month of July. Incoming 5th through 8th grade Lewis students are welcome to come. Practice schedule for July will be Monday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday 4:30-7:30 p.m. Required paperwork can be obtained in the front office from 7-2 p.m. daily. New participants please show up on Mondays. More information can be found on the Lewis School website, under athletics then volleyball, or you can contact Coach Lani at 830-4575 or Nakeawe4@yahoo.com Open mic poetry night Join fellow poets July 3 and every first Wednesday of the month for Say the Word, an open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar and Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to take the mic. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. Julys Open Mic will also feature music by Damian Churchwell. What s in your genes? Valparaiso Library will be hosting a three part genetics and genealogy presentation by Charlene H. Grafton, based on her new book Whats In Your Genes?: Human Threads Linking Genetics and Genealogy. The second session is on July 3, at 10 a.m. and the final session will be September 4, at 10 a.m. A book signing will be available prior to and after each session. For more information please call David Weatherford, library director at 7295406. Boat launches closed Due to the Fourth of July festivities, the boat launching facility in Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, will be closed at 11 p.m. on July 3 and will reopen at 11 p.m. on July 4. Any unattended boats and trailers left in the parking lot during that time will be towed at the owners expense. Alternate boat launching facilities in the area are located at Florida Park in Valparaiso and Lions Park in Niceville. Twin Cities Park, across from Doolittle Park on John Sims Pkwy., will also be closed from July 2 at 8 a.m. until July 5 at 8 a.m. for safety purposes as it will be used for the preparation and storage of the fireworks barge. Patriotic celebration The First Baptist Church of Niceville is holding their annual Family Fourth Celebration on Thursday, July 4. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. in the evening at Freedom Field on the corner of Bayshore and Partin Drive with food, games and great entertainment. We will end the evening with a fireworks show over Boggy Bayou. Free museum admission Bring your family and friends to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, on Thursday, July 4and receive free admission from 10 a.m.4 p.m.All guests will receive a free American flag while supplies last. For more info call 678-2615or visit heritage-museum.org Music in the morning Graham and Tammy Boutwell will be in concert at Rosemont Baptist Church, 1601 27th St., Niceville, on July 7 during the morning Worship hour. Service starts at 10:45 a.m. Call the church office for more details at 678-1611. Democrats meet The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Tuesday, July 9, at Democratic Headquarters, 60 2nd St., suite 305, in Shalimar. A social time will take place at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting. For more information call Darlo Kiely at 609-3367. Give blood Tuesday, July 9, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a movie ticket. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 COMMERCIAL PLUMBERS WANTED Must be drug free, will be tested, have own hand tools, be dependable. Call 352-728-6053 or send resume to rossplbg@aol.com Candlewood Suites is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated housekeeping associate that can work well with others and on their own. The perfect applicant will possess attention to detail, a beautiful smile, and a strong work ethic. Must be able to work weekends. Premium pay for premium work! No phone calls please. Apply in person. CAMP TIMPOOCHEE NEEDS YOU! 4-H Camp Timpoochee needs kitchen staff IMMEDIATELY. $8/hr, flexible scheduling, work part or full time. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, just a cheerful attitude and willingness to work hard. Contact Jennifer Williams at 850897-2224 or timpoochee4-h@ufl.edu Newspaper Reporter The Bay Beacon has an opening for a full-time reporter. The job requires a hardworking, self-starting, organized journalist with high standards for accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, a nose for news, and concern for readers. Paid holidays, paid vacation, IRA plan. Applicants should have reporting experience. Apply at the Beacon s office 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Submit copies of samples of your written work. Candlewood Suites is seeking an energetic, guest-oriented customer service representative with a beautiful smile and excellent customer service skills for Candlewood Suites in Miramar Beach. IHG Opera experience a plus. Must be flexible with shifts and able to work weekends. Premium pay for premium associate! No phone calls please. Apply in person. FSBO: 1456 The Crossings in BWB. 3/3, pool & apt. 2,758 sf. See forsalebyowner.com for pics and details. 850897-1840 or 850-4617340. Must See! Dr. Thomas Holt will be retiring from the practice of medicine effective July 19, 2013. Your medical records will remain at White-Wilson Medical Center and be available for other White-Wilson physicians. Or, you may request copies of your records for physicians outside of White-Wilson by calling the Medical Records Department NHS C/O 1993 20 YEAR REUNION Alumni, come join us at the Ramada Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island over the July 26th weekend. For details of the planned events and to register for the reunion, visit www.nhsclassof 93reunion.com Warehouse space available, 700sf warehouse. $425/month.For more information, call 897-4149. 419 Adams Ave., Valparaiso. Help Wanted Homes for Sale Legal Notices Warehouse for Rent Reunions Help Wanted Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale CLASSIFIEDS Thank You to Our Troops & Our Veterans! 1821 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, Florida 32578 www.CarriageHills.com Realtor@CarriageHills.comCarriage Hills Realty, Inc.Wishes EveryoneHappy 4thof July First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH and PRESCHOOL, ELCASunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Liturgical, 10:30 a.m. Praise 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 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SFPRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor more information call897-6464 WELDINGINFORMATION SESSIONS AT NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE July 9th, 6:00 p.m. July 11th, 6:00 p.m. NWFSC Chautauqua Center NWFSC Sikes Center, Crestview 908 US Hwy 90 West, DeFuniak Springs 805 E James Lee Blvd (Hwy 90) FALL 2013 CLASSES OFFERED LAB COURSE REF# COURSE TITLE CR TIME DAY LOC INSTRUCT FEE TERM PMT0011 87520 WELDER HELPER 8VC 08:00A-12:00P MTWR N STAFF 1 01:00P-04:00P MTWR N PMT0012 87521 WELDER, SHLD MTL ARC 8VC 08:00A-12:00P MTWR N STAFF 3 01:00P-04:00P MTWR N EA/EOScottie Smith, How Do I Start the Welding Program? The Welding certificate program is Open Door admissions. Interested students should complete the NWFSC application for admission at www.nwfsc.edu/admissions or at any of the colleges 7 area locations. Admission to the Welding program also requires successful completion of the TABE test (Test of Adult Basic Education). The TABE test is free of charge and available at the Niceville campus Testing Center, located on the second floor of the Student Services Center (SSC), and at the colleges Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs. What is the Job Outlook? Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is expected to grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020. Pay varies based on skill level, technical knowledge, work habits, and location. Some manufacturing welders get paid between $11-$15 per hour, while highly skilled journeymen construction pipe welders can typically earn $25 to $30 dollars per hour base pay. Welding is most commonly done outside on construction sites, manufacturing or aerospace industries, or in heavy industrial settings or even in a clean room environment during manufacture of equipment for computer chip production.Is Financial Aid Available? NWFSC offers among the lowest college tuition in the state. The 2013-14 tuition and fees to complete the entire Welding certificate program at NWFSC is about $2,800. Supplies and books are additional. NWFSC offers a wide variety of Financial Aid to assist students to complete their education. See www.nwfsc.edu/financialaid or call Financial Aid at (850) 729-5370.Welding Program General Info -Starting Fall 2013, NWFSC will offer a new Vocational Certificate program in Applied Welding Technologies. The NWFSC Welding program will provide the skills, knowledge, and customized training required to be a journey-level professional welder. The program prepares graduates for immediate entry into the job market and includes six courses which can generally be completed in three semesters (Fall, Spring & Summer terms). The NWFSC Welding program also offers a pathway to an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Engineering Technology and you may earn nationally recognized certifications from completion of the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) courses in the program. These certifications include: Shielded Metal Arc Welder, Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welder, Flux Core Arc Welder, Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welder, and Pipe Welder. Each certificate level is acknowledged by the industry as proof of acquired skills in various forms of welding, cutting, base metal preparation, welding inspection, safety, and metallurgy. The NWFSC Welding program provides instruction in all common manual welding and cutting processes. Training includes Oxy/ Fuel cutting, Plasma cutting and welding with TIG (GTAW), Stick (SMAW), MIG (GMAW), and flux cored wires on regular steel, stainless steel and aluminum plate and various pipe in all positions. This program will prepare you for certification tests in specific welding code, such as AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code, API 1104 Welding of Pipelines Code, and ASME Sec IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The first NWFSC Welding class begins August 19, 2013. The program is offered with day classes that meet Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Niceville campus. Some program activities may be held at other NWF locations, but attendance at the Niceville campus is required due to the specialized labs needed for welding instruction.Northwest FloridaState College NEWCAREER PROGRAM! Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Page B-3 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.comCALENDA R Free museum admissionBring your family and friends to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, on Thursday, July 4and receive free admission from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All guests will receive a free American flag while supplies last. For more info call 678-2615or visit heritage-museum.org Lewis students receive Marine Corps coinsThree mentors from Eglin presented Marine Corps coins of their rank insignias to each of their mentees recently at Lewis School Sgt. Juan Anzures, LCPL Zen Kuilian, and LCPL Robert Hand have been working with their students since January, and wanted to show them a gesture of appreciation for the opportunity to mentor. Pictured from left with their families and mentors are stud ents Owen Payne, Jordan Bland, and Dylan Koch. Lewis Mentor coordinator Pang Shaffer joined the students at the presentation.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA Eliza Riley graduated from early morning seminaryat the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. She will be attending Brigham Young University in Utah in the fall. *** Madison Riley graduated from early morning seminary at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She will attend Brigham Young University in Idaho. *** Annie Clifton graduated from early morning seminary at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. She plans to attend an acting school in New York in the fall. *** Emily Hanchett graduated from early morning seminary at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. She will attend Northwest Florida State College. *** Barry Dylewski, a Electrical Engineering major from Valparaiso earned a bachelors degree at Florida Institute of Technologys Spring Commencement. *** Carl Mignacca of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Niceville/Bluewater Bay recently won the firms Ed Armstrong Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. *** Matthew Craig McCartney of Niceville, graduated May 4, from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. with a BS in Business Administration. WHO S NEWSFrom page B-1 Madison Riley Carl Mignacca Eliza Riley Emily Hanchett Eagles win 2013 FCA tourneyComing off an impressive spring, Head Coach John Hicks lead his Niceville Eagles to the campus of the University of South Alabama to compete with twenty of the top high school programs in northwest Florida, southern Alabama and Mississippi in a team 7 on 7 competition June 20. Directed by senior quarterback Ashton Hooker and wide receiver Jalen Douglas, Niceville raced to an impressive 4 record in pool play and 4 in the single elimination tourney, capturing the title. More important than winning the title, Coach Hicks cited their work as a unit when addressing the team. You laid it on the line for each other, and thats the type of effort we will need in the fall. said Hicks. Offensive Coordinator Grant Thompson loved the way every player on the depth chart competed. We didnt back down from anyone; every player stepped up and made a big play at some point during the competition. Tyre McCants, the highly recruited wide receiver who saw very limited action at quarterback, stated, What a great team win. Our guys stepped up and they were absolutely incredible. RLZ was in full effect tonight, and the D stepped up and made plays every time we needed it. Holleys have yard of the monthNiceville Garden Club chose Rodger and Margaret Holley s yard at 1041 Juniper Ave., as Yard of the Month for July. The Niceville Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Dr. Niceville Eagles celebrate after winning the 2013 Fellowship of Christians Athletes Joey Jones 7 on 7 Tournament at University of South Alabama June 20. Founder s Day for Gamma EpsilonMembers of the Gamma Epsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held their annual Founder s Day celebration at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Destin. Presentation of the Girl of the Year for 2012-2014 was given to Mattie Williams, pictured seated at right. She was crowned by Helen Martin, the winner from last year, who presented her with flowers and a gift from the Chapter. Pictured left, the Golden Circle award was presented to Angela Budden, center, for 50 years of active membership to the Chapter. The Golden Circle award was presented by Linda Michalowski, president, who was assisted by Marge Ballon and Margaret Holley. She was given flowers and a 50 year Golden Circle pin from the Chapter. worked great last year, said Sheila Bishop. Mr. Corbin based the design on one he had seen in Central Florida, and Don Ory, along with other city employees, built it. It's wonderful. The platform cost the city $38,000, and was purchased with donations from aluminum can collections, fireworks T-shirt sales, private donations and fundraising events. "The primary function of the platform is to assure availability of a platform for fireworks each year," Ory said, referring to the fact that the city has had to rely on availability of rental barges in years' past. The best places to watch the fireworks will be from Lincoln Park, Lions Park or Turkey Creek. Keep in mind that parking will be limited so plan for a short walk or ride bikes. While there are no areas off limits for the viewing, with the exception of personal property, the Twin Cities and Lincoln Park boat ramps will be closed from 11 p.m. on July 3 and will reopen at 11 p.m. on July 4. See the calendar on B3 for full details. Once the last sparkler has given its final sizzle, residents are urged to remember that the entire show, around $28,000 each year, is paid entirely through donations and fundraising from the city's "Fireworks Fund." "We are not using city taxes to do this, we do it with donations," said Lannie Corbin, Niceville City Manager. The City of Niceville and the City of Valparaiso both have an aluminum recycling program to raise money. Also, both cities give residents the option of donating each month through their water bill. "Just from Valparaiso recycling the aluminum cans we get about $6,000 to $7,000 a year with their help," Corbin said. Fundraising has also included fireworks T-shirt sales, sponsorships and donation jars at local businesses. Money raised for the fireworks is put into a trust fund and can only be used for the fireworks show. DAYFrom page B-1 Free performance of Modern MillieThe Fine and Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College will present Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. on July 3 at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Centers Sprint Theatre. The 36 students partaking in the summer musical theater workshop, titled Camp Glee, will present two free performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Taking place in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. Its a New York full of intrigue and jazz a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. The Camp Glee participants have been rehearsing since June 10, and are taught by Allison Everitt, NWFSC voice professor, Ulli Dunbar, NWFSC dance professor, as well as Christa Whittaker, drama instructor at Fort Walton Beach High School and NWFSC. The students have been studying choreography, acting, voice, makeup and staging. For more information contact Diana Jernigan in the NWFSC Fine Arts Office at 729-5832. Fourth of July schedule for Lincoln Park, Valparaiso7 a.m. 35th Annual Duathlon 5k run/walk and a 200 meter swim 10 a.m.-8 p.m. there will be a water slide, bounce house and train rides available for kids of all ages. 1-3 p.m. there will be old fashioned games organized for the kids. The competitions will all be in the spirit of fun and include sack races, water melon seed spitting and water melon rolling. 3 p.m. Free watermelon will be passed out 4 p.m. DJ Life Tunes will be putting on family friendly music for dancing and relaxing. Fireworks show begins just after dusk and will last 20-25 minutes.