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The Bay beacon ( July 10, 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 10, 2013
Publication Date: 07-10-2013

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Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso

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

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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 10, 2013
Publication Date: 07-10-2013

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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: UF00099641:00227


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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Okaloosa County School Board approved Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson's recommendation to appoint Jacqueline Craig as the head administrator of both the Okaloosa STEMM Academy and the Northwest Florida Ballet Academie. Under terms of her appointment, apparently she will be spending less time running the STEMM school than her predecessor did. The board on Monday named Craig, who until June 30 was the principal at Northwood Elementary School, Crestview, to fill the head administrative role at both magnet schools. Incumbent faces challenge in Niceville votingBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Niceville municipal elections will be held July 16. Two city council seats are at stake. The fouryear terms for the Group 2 and Group 4 seats will expire this month. The Group 2 seat, currently occupied by Councilman Sal Nodjomian, is not contested in this election. Nodjomian was the only person to file for candidacy. Nodjomian gained his current position in January. He was unopposed then as well, being the only person to file in a special election in January to fill the remainder of the term of Councilman Bill Smith, who resigned to run for a seat on the Okaloosa County Commission. The Group 4 seat is being contested by the incumbent, Councilman Dan Henkel, and one challenger, Armand G. Izzo. Henkel won his current position in a 2008 special election to succeed the late Terry Tislow. Henkel was reelected in 2009. The following are responses to a questionnaire sent to all three candidates. Daniel HenkelAddress : 2406 Rocky Shores Drive Age : 57 Occupation : program manager, Jacobs Technology, Inc. How long have you lived in Niceville : 15 years Why are you seeking a seat on the Niceville City Council? I want to continue my efforts in making Niceville the “Number 1 City in Florida to Raise a Family." Additionally, I want to continue helping the citizens of our great city with the issues and concerns they’ve raised and work to resolve them. Why should people vote for you? I have a record of voting to keep taxes low and working hard to find solutions to challenges that the city and its citizens are faced with. What would you like to change in Niceville? As growth continues in Niceville, I want to make sure we don’t forget about doing the things necessary to build and improve our infrastructure like roads, sewer, water, etc. But, I want to make sure the appearance and friendliness of a small town aren’t lost. To that end, I would like to see more of our citizens get involved in our community. They can do this by attending city meetings and looking to see what the needs are and then get involved. What do you think about the revised draft supplemental environmental impact statementBeacon Staff Writer Kids out of school? Don’t sweat it. There are plenty of activities for kids of all ages in the area so no need to park them in front of the television and computer all summer. Here’s a comprehensive list of upcoming summer camps, programs and activities that will make your summer planning a breeze.Special Interest Kids on CampusNorthwest Florida State CollegepresentsKids on Campus, a unique opportunity for summer enrichment and fun in a college environment. The summer enrichment program for students entering third through eighth grade. Students choose from a variety of exciting classes such as: athletics, fine & performing arts, academics, and arts and crafts. Students can choose morning, afternoon or all day classes. Extended care is also available in the morning and afternoons. The next session will be July 15-25 with the last day of registration on July 10. Full and half day sessions are available with extended care. Please call 729-6086 for the Kids on Campus office to find out complete information.Heritage MuseumHistory Rocks! Summer Camp will be held August 5-9 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. See history as a pioneer, excavate like a real scientist to find artifacts, learn how to “curate” a museum — this summer camp is a sure fix for bored days. Costs $60 for the week, or $15 a day for non-members. $50 for the week or $13 per day for members. Become a Family Member and receive one camp registration half off. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.Camp CollegeThis camp is designed for rising seniors to get their college applications completed during the summer to be ready to 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 10, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see VOTING, page A-6 Please see STEMM, page A-3 Please see KIDS, page A-5 Thurs., 11:30-12 p.m. Henderson Beach State Park will host the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors, weather permitting. Bring your camera for some great photo opportunities. Fri., 12 p.m. Free lunchtime lecture, “Your Heritage Ladder,” at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso presented by Charlene H. Grafton local author of ”What’s In Your Genes?” Bring a sack lunch an enjoy an informal lunchtime education. Please call to reserve a seat. 678-2615 Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Lewis School volleyball team will be washing cars for donations and having a bake sale in the Lewis parking lot at 281 Mississippi Ave., Valparaiso. Sat., 10 a.m. The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County presents Farris “Blue Heron (Wah-Kachobee)” Powell who will be speaking on Seminole and Creek tribes of the panhandle area from 1700 to 1830 at Heritage Museum meeting room located at 115 Westview Dr., Valparaiso. For more info call 678-2023. Calendar, B-2 COMING UP Police Blotter, page A-4New STEMM school chief is namedWill divide her time with dance academyBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Valparaiso city officials Monday disclosed details of a sewage spill in Valparaiso on Saturday, July 6, that may have contaminated the waters of Boggy Bayou and Toms Bayou as holiday swimmers frolicked, possibly unaware of any potential danger. City commission and Please see SPILLS, page A-258,000 gallons of sewage spills into bayous Among the many things to do this summer is the Kids on Campus program of Northwest Florida State College. Classes, for grades 3 through 8, range from arts, to science, to sports.Beacon file photo Beacon photo by Mike Griffith On Sunday, July 7, the rain that had soaked the Twin Cities area throughout the Independence Day long weekend finally halted long enough to let people come outside to enjoy one day of sunny weather in an otherwise rainy four-day weekend. Among them were two girls who leapt off the end of the swimming pier at Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, and into Boggy Bayou. Here comes the sun The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Armand Izzo Dan Henkel Jacqueline CraigLots of things for kids to do this summer School needs a chance to succeed A-3. Warning sign Tuesday at Lincoln Park, Valparaiso.

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other city officials were asked about a Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County advisory issued at 3:27 p.m. Monday, July 8, concerning a release of untreated wastewater that occurred on Saturday. According to the health department advisory: “The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County is issuing a Health Advisory for the waters of Toms Bayou and Boggy Bayou along Bayshore Drive in Valparaiso, Florida. Heavy rains led to overflowing manholes along Bayshore Drive in Valparaiso, Florida. The wastewater release began on July 6, 2013, resulting in the release of approximately 58,000 gallons. Untreated wastewater entered the storm drains and entered Toms Bayou and Boggy Bayou from multiple locations.” “The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County advises against swimming, boating, or other significant contact with the water in the Tom’s Bayou or Boggy Bayou in Valparaiso until further notice. Sewage contamination of the water can expose bathers to high bacteria levels." In response to questions from the Beacon, Valparaiso Public Works Director James Valandingham explained how the spill occurred, and what city officials did about it. Late Saturday morning, he said, alarms sounded at city lift stations 8 and 9, two of the 17 pumps that keep sewage moving through city mains. The alarms indicated that continuous heavy rain was forcing stormwater into the sewage system, overwhelming the ability of some pumps to move wastewater to the regional sewage treatment plant in Niceville. Valandingham explained that during unusually heavy or prolonged rains, stormwater can seep into the sewage system causing such overloads. Because of the excess water, he said, some sewer manholes backed up along Bayshore Drive, particularly along the north shore of Toms Bayou and near the juncture of Toms Bayou and Boggy Bayou. As a result, about 58,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into city streets and from there flowed into the stormwater system, and out into the two bayous. Valandingham said that city public works crews immediately responded to the emergency to ensure that all city sewage pumps were working at maximum capacity, which they were. He said that city crews also brought out a vacuum truck to withdraw excess sewage from the affected manholes. The vacuum truck was capable of holding up to 3,000 gallons at a time, which it then took to the regional sewage plant, dumped the wastewater there, then returned to draw more water from the overflowing manholes. This round-the-clock effort, Valandingham said, continued throughout the weekend, and allowed city crews to withdraw an additional 150,000 gallons of untreated wastewater that could otherwise have spilled into the bayous. He said that city crews also placed lime around the affected manholes in order to kill as much bacteria as possible before the surging wastewater reached public waterways. He said the spill was finally stopped by about 9:30 a.m. Monday. He said the city usually also has access to another vacuum truck with a capacity of 6,000 gallons, but that truck was out of service during the July 4 weekend due to a mechanical problem. Mayor Bruce Arnold added that the city crews should be The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 20lb Bag of Ice!for only $250Need 5 or more Bags?Call us at least 30 minutes prior to arriving at Ice House. We will load you up ASAP and save you time!850-685-4322HICE ON BAYSHORE DRIVE • NICEVILLEHGRADUATIONPARTIESHFOURTH OF JULYHPICNICSHBOATING Food Grade ICE We were just named a Top Quality Performer by The Joint Commission, placing us in the top 18% of hospitals. 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Craig's time will be divided between the two schools, with 76 percent of her pay allocated to STEMM, a science and math school in Valparaiso, and 24 percent to the Ballet Academie, Fort Walton Beach. The STEMM school is adding one grade (seventh) and is expected to have more students in the upcoming year than it did last year, its first, when it enrolled only sixth graders. Craig said she will spend four out of five school days per week at the STEMM Academy and one at the Ballet Academie. She said the particular day that she spends at the Ballet Academie will vary from week to week. Kaye McKinley, Okaloosa deputy superintendent of curriculum, assessment and instruction, said the two positions became open at the same time. Christy Corbin, former administrator at the Ballet Academie, will head the school district's online division. Her time was previously divided, with 30 percent devoted to the Academie and 70 percent to the online division. Rick Soria, former head of the STEMM center, retired June 30. McKinley said 100 percent of Soria's time was devoted to heading the STEMM school. Craig was principal at Northwood for the last 12 years. She said she felt it was time for a change and requested in February that Jackson relocate her. Craig, who has bachelor's degrees in history and broadcast journalism and a master's in educational leadership, said she is fully capable of directing both the STEMM and ballet schools. Noting her experience as an elementary-school principal, Craig said "I have what it takes" to run both magnet schools, however different their programs. "We all have different things we're interested in," Craig said. "Whether it's in the way we learn or in what we learn about. This school [STEMM], and the Ballet Academie, fulfill a niche." Both the STEMM school, which opened at the site of the former Valparaiso Elementary School in August 2012, and the Ballet Academie, which the school district opened in 2002 in a joint venture with the Northwest Florida Ballet, are operated at public expense and don't charge tuition. The STEMM school recruits advanced middle-school science and math students. The ballet school describes itself as a "free, integrated arts and academic education program for third through eighth grade boys and girls who demonstrate the potential to excel in dance." McKinley said Craig's new jobs are titled as "assistant principal" in payroll. She said they have this title because the scope of responsibility is smaller than that of a full principal, since the STEMM and ballet schools have fewer students than schools with full principals. Therefore, the pay for such jobs is lower as well. "Currently, the STEMM Academy has 79 seventh grade students and 56 sixth grade students enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year," Jackson stated in a letter to parents last week. "For the STEMM Academy to be selfsufficient, 88 students must be enrolled at each grade level." The STEMM Academy sends STEMMFrom page A-1 Wednesday, July 10, 2013Page A-3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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. 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Jacqueline Craig, the new director of the Okaloosa STEMM Academy and Northwest Florida Ballet Academie, in front of the STEMM school in Valparaiso. Craig was approved for her new positions July 8 by the Okaloosa County School Board. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Superintendent: STEMM needs chance to succeed Text of a July 2 letter from Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson to students of the Okaloosa County STEMM Academy and their parents. Dear STEMM Parents & Students, At the School Board meeting on June 24, district staff made a presentation on the STEMM Center. I was unable to attend the meeting due to a Superintendent’s certification training in Central Florida, but I did listen intently to the presentation, to comments made by parents and students who attended the STEMM Academy, and to comments made by School Board members. I would like to take this opportunity for you to hear from me, your Superintendent. Many of you know that prior to my election, I was not in support of the STEMM Academy due to my belief that STEMM education should be a priority districtwide. However, as I have had an opportunity over the course of the last 6 months to learn more about the school, the curriculum, and the programs, I have been quite impressed. I am in agreement with you that the STEMM Academy should be given a chance to succeed on its own merit. As Superintendent, I am entrusted with many responsibilities. One major responsibility is to be fiscally responsible. As you may know, funding to schools is determined by student enrollment. When schools that largely thrive on grants or other sources of revenue exist, the fact remains that oftentimes, in cases such as the STEMM Academy, school districts must supplement their budgets in order for them to remain viable. In addition, the parents of students at other schools often make the case that the STEMM Academy takes dollars away from their school. Each school in Okaloosa County is held to the same standard in terms of the expectation to meet its budget. When enrollment is down, schools must make prudent decisions in order to meet their budgets. Currently, the STEMM Academy has 79 seventh grade students and 56 sixth grade students enrolled for the 20132014 school year. For the STEMM Academy to be selfsufficient, 88 students must be enrolled at each grade level. However, it is my intention to recommend to the School Board that the STEMM Academy continue serving the students of Okaloosa County. Please understand, at no point did I or any member of my administration recommend closing the STEMM Academy. Rather, we looked at enrollment, curriculum, budgets, and personnel as we do with every school in Okaloosa County. I would hope that you expect no less from your elected officials than to closely scrutinize all programs. I am disappointed that our students, parents and community have had to grapple with the thought of a closing school, but I am proud to see a school community come together to fight for what they believe in. Barring significant drops in student enrollment, the STEMM Academy will remain in existence, as was always planned, for at least the next two years. At that point, we will have had three years’ worth of data to examine. Then and only then will we be able to make an informed decision. I believe in STEMM education. My staff and I will work hand-inhand with the administration and faculty of the STEMM Academy in order to provide the support needed for continued success. I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming School Board Meeting where together, we will express to the School Board our unwavering support of the STEMM Academy. Mary Beth Jackson Please see CHIEF, page A-6

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ArrestsAnibal Ortiz Jr., a truck driver, 57, of 822 Southern Court, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police June 26 on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. An officer stopped a vehicle driven by someone later identified as Ortiz for driving 33 mph in a 25 mph zone. Three other officers arrived as backup. An officer told Ortiz he was free to leave and asked him if he had any drugs or guns in the vehicle and asked if he could search the vehicle. Ortiz allegedly granted consent to search, and an investigator found a clear plastic bag containing 14 grams of a green leafy substance that later tested positive for the presence of THC in the glove box. Anibal's required court appearance is July 16. *** Jennifer Leigh Stoffel, 30, of 1502 Royal Palm Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police June 26 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Stoffel allegedly grabbed someone, breaking the skin on the victim's upper right arm while trying to prevent him from pouring out wine. The altercation began when the victim took a box of wine from Stoffel and began pouring it down the bathroom sink. Stoffel's required court appearance is July 16. *** A 15-year-old boy from Satsuma, Ala., was arrested by Niceville police June 30 on a charge of grand theft. According to an employee of the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, the boy attempted to leave the store without paying for $769.87 worth of merchandise. His required court appearance is August 14. *** Michael Louis Hickson, unemployed, 22, of 507 Egle St., Morgan City, La., was arrested by Valparaiso police June 27 on a charge of fugitive from justice for the original charges of failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court treatment program; attempted unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling; simple criminal damage to property under $500; possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids and illegal use, consumption, possession or distribution of a CDS in the presence of a person under 17. An officer found the warrants against Hickson by searching a law enforcement database after contacting Hickson on a disturbance call. *** Leon Noland, a construction worker, 29, of 1015 48th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 29 on charges of driving while license suspended habitual offender and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. A deputy stopped a car driven by someone later identified as Noland on North Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. A deputy checked Noland's driver's license and found it had been revoked April 22 and Noland was classified as a habitual traffic offender. A sheriff's office K-9 unit responded, and a handler reported his dog showed a positive alert for the presence of narcotic odor coming from the car. A deputy searched Noland's person and found a plastic bag which contained a white powder in his pocket. The powder tested positive for the presence of cocaine. Noland allegedly said he used the cocaine to lace marijuana cigarettes. Noland's required court appearance is August 19. *** Bret Steven Bay, unemployed, 49, of 1534 Pine St., Niceville, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies June 29 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of opiates with intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. A deputy stopped a vehicle owned and occupied by someone later identified as Bay in reference to a call reporting that the car had been driven recklessly. Upon stopping the vehicle, the deputy saw narcotics in plain view. The deputy allegedly saw bags of pills in the vehicle's driver's side door handle and a brown glass vial containing more pills, The deputy also reported seeing a calculator and a ledger with names and amounts in the vehicle door's map pocket. The deputy found $1,200 on Bay's person. The found pills were identified as 7 oxycodone pills, 9 hydromorphone pills, 31 alprozalam pills and one unidentified pill. The driver, Johnny Paul Sexton, said he had just purchased two hydromorphone pills from Bay for $50 each. Bay denied selling pills. Sexton, 38, a commercial fisherman, of 12 Nuit Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. DUI arrestsShannon Marie Wright, 35, of 614 Cambridge Ave., Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Valparaiso police for DUI at 159 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, June 28 at 3:43 p.m. Wright was also charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Her required court appearance is July 16. *** Clifton Batiste, unemployed, 57, of 608 Pine Cove, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at Finck Road at Bayshore Drive, Niceville, June 25 at 12:51 a.m. Batiste was also cited for failure to maintain a single lane. His required court appearance is July 16. TheftsA Niceville resident of the first block of McKinley Street reported June 27 someone stole his porch swing and stand, worth $100, from his front yard. *** A Niceville resident of the first block of Friar Tuck Drive reported June 29 someone stole jewelry from his residence. The jewelry reported stolen was a 24-inch gold chain, a gold wedding band and a gold cross pendant, worth $1,200. *** A driver for Coca-Cola reported June 26 someone stole an unknown amount of money from a vending machine at the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway. OtherNiceville police received a call June 28 reporting that a real estate agent found three people living inside a house while she was checking on it. The people living in the house were a man, woman and 10-year-old boy. 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 30, 2013 through July 7, 2013. 0 Structure Fire24 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire8 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Fir Ave..............................Medical................................7/1/13......................02:42 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Medical................................7/1/13......................10:30 Limestone Creek Cv.........Medical................................7/1/13......................11:34 Nutmeg Ave......................Medical................................7/1/13......................20:11 N. Partin Dr......................Medical................................7/2/13......................05:11 28th Street.......................Medical................................7/2/13......................10:15 N. Palm Blvd....................Vehicle crash.......................7/2/13......................10:41 Alan A. Dale.....................Equipment fire.....................7/2/13......................15:41 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Medical................................7/2/13......................18:44 N. Partin Dr......................Medical................................7/2/13......................22:15 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Vehicle crash.......................7/3/13......................07:12 Rattan Palm Blvd.............Medical................................7/3/13......................07:40 Weeden Island Dr............Medical................................7/3/13......................08:02 Maple Ave........................Powerline down...................7/3/13......................11:34 Rocky Bayou Dr...............Illegal burning......................7/3/13......................12:09 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Vehicle crash.......................7/3/13......................12:54 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Vehicle crash.......................7/3/13......................13:41 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Medical................................7/3/13......................14:50 Linden Ave.......................Medical................................7/3/13......................23:32 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Vehicle crash.......................7/4/13......................00:42 Juniper Ave......................Alarm activation...................7/4/13......................10:45 Judith Ave.........................Medical................................7/4/13......................21:27 Lake Court.......................Medical................................7/4/13......................22:24 Bayshore Dr.....................Medical................................7/5/13......................01:43 Duncan Dr........................Service call..........................7/5/13......................14:18 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Vehicle crash.......................7/5/13......................14:53 Basic Creek Cv................Alarm activation...................7/5/13......................17:30 N. Partin Dr......................Medical................................7/5/13......................17:45 Als Drive...........................Medical................................7/6/13......................08:19 Bayshore Dr.....................Medical................................7/6/13......................09:17 N. Partin Dr......................Medical................................7/6/13......................09:23 4th Street.........................Medical................................7/6/13......................11:44 SR 85 N...........................Vehicle crash.......................7/6/13......................12:20 SR 85 N...........................Vehicle crash.......................7/6/13......................14:32 Fallin Branch Ct...............Medical................................7/6/13......................15:42 23rd Street.......................Medical................................7/6/13......................18:36 Tee Street.........................Medical................................7/7/13......................12:57 Poplar Place.....................Medical................................7/7/13......................14:39 Abbott Circle....................Service call..........................7/7/13......................18:12 Poplar Place.....................Service call..........................7/7/13......................19:34 Weekly Safety Tip: EDITH, do you know her? It stands for Exit Drills In The Home. Everyone needs to practice this exercise prior to an actual emergency, so the entire family will know what to do should an emergency occur. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from July 01, 2013 through July 07, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Live Oak Street...........................Medical...............................7/1/13..........................04;05 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...............................7/1/13..........................12:42 Midbay Bridge............................Medical assist....................7/1/13..........................16:53 Bobcat Cv...................................Dispatched & cancelled....7/2/13..........................08:18 Parkwood Cir/Bluewater Blvd....Medical assist....................7/2/13..........................09:28 Alan A. Dale Dr...........................Dispatched & cancelled....7/2/13..........................15:42 Glen Eagles Dr...........................Medical...............................7/3/13..........................10:06 Bluewater Point Rd....................Medical...............................7/3/13..........................11:25 Live Oak Street...........................Medical...............................7/4/13..........................00:45 Fairway Lakes Dr.......................Medical...............................7/4/13..........................05:15 E. Hwy. 20/Lancaster.................Vehicle accident.................7/4/13..........................11:43 Vicinity of Sailboat Dr.................No incident found...............7/4/13..........................15:17 Oaklake Lane.............................Medical...............................7/5/13..........................06:47 Merchants Way..........................Medical assist....................7/5/13..........................10:22 Rosewood Way..........................Public assist.......................7/5/13..........................10:57 Meadowbrook Ct........................Dispatched & cancelled....7/5/13..........................11:45 Sunset Beach Cir.......................Wind storm.........................7/5/13..........................13:52 Lakeshore Dr./White Point.........Good intent........................7/5/13..........................17:23 White Point Rd...........................Dispatched & cancelled....7/5/13..........................18:22 White Point Rd...........................Dispatched & cancelled....7/6/13..........................01:17 White Point Rd...........................Excessive heat...................7/6/13..........................18:39 Hickory Street.............................Medical...............................7/6/13..........................21:37 Tee Street...................................Dispatched & cancelled....7/7/13..........................13:12 Sunningdale Cv..........................Medical...............................7/7/13..........................17:56 Bluewater Blvd...........................Alarm system activation....7/7/13..........................19:30 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: Buck Rogers Wanted for: Fraud-False Statement X2/Utter False Instrument X6/Poss. of Blank or Fictitious Unlawful Driver's License or ID/Witness Making False Written Declaration X2/FraudImpersonation/Possession ID of Another Without Consent/Counterfieting of Public Record X2/Misdemeanor PerjuryX2 Height: 5-feet, 11-inches Weight: 200, Age: 52 Date of birth: 04-26-1961 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Christopher Lloyd Kelley Wanted for: Theft Height: 6-feet, 0-inches Weight: 165 Age: 43 Date of birth: 11-13-1969 Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Page A-4 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 1181 E. 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submit to colleges in the early fall. Camp College meets for four, half-day seminars. July 29-Aug. 2, Tuesday-Thursday from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $80. Grade 12. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Math PSAT/SATThe Math PSAT camp is targeted toward 9th and 10th graders, and the Math SAT camp is targeted toward 11th and 12th graders, but students may choose the course work that fits their readiness. Both camps will teach math testing strategies. July 22-26, Monday-Friday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost: 80. Grades 9-12. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. English PSAT/SATThe English PSAT camp is targeted toward 9th and 10th graders, and the English SAT camp is targeted toward 11th and 12th graders, but students may choose the coursework that fits their readiness. Both camps will teach English testing strategies. July 29August 2, Monday-Friday, from 811:30 a.m. Cost: $80. Grades 912. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Science and Nature Science CenterThe Emerald Coast Science Center, 139 Brooks St., will offer several summer science programs for junior and intermediate scientists. Ongoing camps run from now until Aug. 9, from 9 a.m.noon or 1-4 p.m. Cost: $100 for ECSC members, $120 for nonmembers. Discounts available, call for more info 664-1261 or visit ecscience.org.Zoo CampThe Zoo at Gulf Breeze, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, will offer the following camp programs from children kindergarten through 8th grades: July 15-19 and July 22-26. Costs range from $65-$310. There will also be opportunities for students grades 10-12 to attend counselor certification daily from 8:30-3:30 or Zoo Crew from 8:30-3:00 p.m. Cost: $200 for members, $265 for non members. Info: 932-2229, or visit gulfbreezezoocamp.com. Crazy Rocket ScientistEach camper will build and launch an Estes rocket, explore simpler rockets and propulsions and avionics. July 15-19, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $80. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Robotics This camp will teach students how to build and use Lego Robotics. July 22-26, MondayFriday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $100. Ages 8-16. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy EngineeringIn this camp, students will build model airplanes, bridges and construct mouse trap cars. July 29August 2, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $80. Ages 1015. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Fine Arts Theatre residencyThe Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and the Emerald Coast Theatre Company will hold a oneweek summer theatre residency, July 21-27, at Destin Elementary School. Group auditions will be held for the production of ‘Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp’ on July 21, from 3 a.m.-4 p.m. for students entering grades 2-12. A ticketed public performance of the play will be performed on July 27. Cost: $125 per child. Info and registration: 650-2226, mattiekellyartsfoundation.org. ADSOThe Arts and Design Society offers ‘Kids' Fine Art Camp.’ Classes begin on Monday with the ancient skills of clay artistry and feature a different medium each day including drawing, painting and printmaking. Each week ends with an art show and reception for the families during the second half of Friday's class. There are two remaining sessions of the camp, organized by age groups. Session 3: ages 6-11, July 1519, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Session 4: Ages 6-11, July 1521, 13 p.m. The cost for each of the weeklong sessions is $60 per child ($50 for the children of ADSO members). Pre-registration is required by Friday, July 12. Classes will be at the ADSO Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, FWB. For further information or to register, call 244-1271, or visit www.artsdesignsociety.org.Sports Martial Arts Martial Arts Combat Academy, Niceville, is taking registrations for an ongoing camp for kids ages 4-15, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 4:45-5:30 p.m. for ages 4-8 and 5:45-6:45 for ages 914. Defensive strategies for kids in an upbeat atmosphere with games and prizes for all. Cost: $75 monthly. Info: 749-9430, 8650324 or visit martialartscombatacademy.com. Karate C.D. Williamson Karate, 1085 John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, is offering three week long sessions of day camp for kids aged 4-12. The next session will be July 2226 and the final session August 59. All sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $149 for one week, $240 for two weeks or $300 for three weeks. Activities will range from water balloon battles, ninja Nerf wars, special guests and, of course, karate lessons. Call 729-1950 for more information.TaekwondoMartial arts summer camp will be at Palmer’s ATA Taekwondo July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug 2, Monday through Friday each session. Open to ages 5 and up There are half day sessions starting at 12 p.m. until regular class time. Tuition for a half day session is $89 for one, $169 for two and $219 for three family members. Full day sessions are from 8 a.m. until regular class time. Tuition for a full day session is $129 for one, $249 for two and $349 for three family members.FootballThe tenth annual Niceville Eagle Football Camp will by July 29-30 for ages 7-12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Preregistration is required, cost is $35. For more information call 833-4263 or 833-4114 x1362BasketballA basketball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym July 22-26, MondayFriday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Boys and girls grades 3-7. Cost: $80. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. TennisBluewater Bay Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive, will host an ongoing summer camp for children and teens ages 5-17 to discover or enhance their tennis skills. There will be 11 sessions, half-day, daily and weekly options, June 10-Aug. 23. $45 per session, for. registration and info contact Bryce Cunningham at 897-8010 or by emailing b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.com Camp programs Summer recreationRegistration is ongoing for summer recreation for kids entering grades 1-5 at Niceville United Methodist Church. From now until July 31. Info: nicevilleumc.org/recreation, or 678-4411, ext. 145. Kinder KnightsKinder Knights Educational Program is Rocky Bayou Christian School's summer academic-enrichment program for preschoolers. Each week, there is educational instruction and other activities, as well as a weekly field KIDSFrom page A-1Wednesday, July 10, 2013Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 20% 70%NOW thru July 31OFF 850-244-5252 www.DiamondWorksJewelry.com 323 Page Bacon Rd. Park Place Plaza • Mary Esther D i am on d W or k sin c ANNIVERSARYSALE! WERNHER RYALS Boat Captain & NRA InstructorNorthwest Florida Outdoor Adventure & Recreation Services www.outdooradventureservices.com --Salt & Fresh Water Charter Fishing --Firearm Training & Concealment ClassesCall Today! (850) 865-5334Create Your OwnOutdoor Adventure! Please see SUMMER, page A-8 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 From the moment she was born I promised to love her, to protect her from all the monsters under her bed, and to support her and all her dreams. From the moment she was born I promised that I would always provide for her, no matter what. That’s why I bought Life Insurance, because from the moment I held her I wanted to secure her future in case I couldn’t always be there for her. Because it’s not about my life, it’s about hers. Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon For fragile, broken hair 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! 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. 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recently released by the Air Force, particularly with regards to noise it might bring to Niceville? Eglin and Niceville have had a great relationship over the years. I believe that is the direct result of good and honest communication with one another. A lot of work went into studying and balancing impacts to Eglin’s mission and those to the surrounding communities. Although the report isn’t what some folks had hoped for, I believe the rapport and the trust built up over the years between Eglin and Niceville will go a long ways into minimizing impacts to our city. Do you think Niceville property values will continue to increase in the near future, and what can the city to maintain such growth? I do believe property values will continue to increase. We have a great Mayor and City Manager who have been together for 40+ years. Their leadership and vision, along with great city employees, A+ rated schools, and closeness to Eglin AFB, Niceville is a desirable place to live. Additionally, the Ruckel property located near the Ruckel airport was recently annexed into the city and will begin development in the near future. As a result, I think we will see more people moving into the area. In order to support the expected growth, we will have to hire more firemen, police officers, and public works employees. Additionally, there will be a need to purchase and repair the necessary equipment that will be needed to provide those services to our citizens. So, the challenge will be to develop budgets that support the expected growth, but don't hurt those on fixed incomes.Armand Izzo Address : 4010 Sugarcane Creek Run Age : 54 Occupation : Systems Engineer & Senior Program Manager for TASC, Inc., a Defense Department Contractor How long have you lived in Niceville : 9 years Why are you seeking a seat on the Niceville City Council? As my way of saying "thank you" to the residents of Niceville and more specifically the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, for selecting me as a member of the 2012-2013 Leadership Okaloosa Class. For more than 20 years, the Chamber sponsored this esteemed leadership program. It's conducted right here, at our very own Northwest Florida State College Costa Leadership Institute. It enhanced my leadership skills, keenly focused my community awareness and super-charged my motivation to give back to the community. Why should people vote for you? I have the leadership experience to solve tomorrow's problems and the drive to pursue my vision for Niceville a vision that Niceville will set the standard for other cities as the vibrant community to live, learn and play. You can read more about my experience at www.voteizzo.com. What would you like to change in Niceville? Niceville has a tremendously bright future. As Niceville grows, it will encounter issues, concerns and problems. I want to be a key member in finding the right solutions. What do you think about the revised draft supplemental environmental impact statement recently released by the Air Force, particularly with regards to noise it might bring to Niceville? We're blessed to be the home of the most sophisticated fighter on the planet. The F-35, with its Air Force, Navy and Marine variants, represents an economic impact to Niceville of approximately $13.1 million. As the F-35 matures and builds to its full complement of aircraft, Niceville will The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Stran Rentz, 32, Crestview, concrete foreman Destiny Mears, 12, Pampa, Texas, student “Nothing. It s too hot.” “Getting to visit my grandparents here in Valparaiso.” Michael Owens, 46, Niceville, phone technician “Having the kids home from school.”What do you like best about summer?Shandra O Neal, 29, Niceville, homemaker Johnathon Whidden, 12, Crestview, Davidson Middle School student Kristi Ivezaj, 29, Colorado Springs, stay-home mom “No school!” “Playing in the water.”“The beach, boating, and seafood.”Location: Lincoln Park THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field. VOTINGFrom page A-1 Please see INCUMBENT, page A-7commended for their round-theclock effort to mitigate the spill. Following the spill, said Valandingham, he and other city workers collected seven water samples from various locations in Toms and Boggy bayous, both upstream and downstream from the spill locations. Those samples, he said, have been sent to a laboratory in Niceville, and results are expected later this week. Valandingham said that water in local bayous usually flows from north to south toward Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and the sewage spills occurred downstream of Lincoln Park in Valparaiso and Lions Park in Niceville, the most popular swimming areas in the Twin Cities. He said he was hopeful that few swimmers, boaters or other beachgoers had actually come in contact with contaminated water. He cautioned, however, that he is not a medical professional, and that actual information about the potential dangers resulting from the spill would have to come from health officials after lab tests are completed. Valandingham was asked why, if the spill occurred on Saturday, there was no apparent attempt to warn the public of the potential health hazards prior to Sunday, July 7, when many local residents went to local beaches to enjoy the only sunny day of the long Fourth of July weekend. He replied that Valparaiso officials notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection of the sewage spill as soon as they became aware of a potential health hazard, as they are required to do by state regulations. The Department of Environmental Protection, he said, is responsible for passing such notifications to the Florida Department of Health and all other relevant agencies. Valandingham said that the city of Valparaiso is not authorized to issue health warnings about water contamination, but that such warnings are the sole responsibility of the health department. SEWAGEFrom page A-2 James Valandinghaminvitations to students who score a 5 on the math portion of the FCAT. Craig said it recently sent a second wave of letters to 114 soon-to-be sixth graders who scored a 5 on their fifth grade math FCAT but had not scored as high on their fourth grade test. McKinley said the responsibilities of the assistant principal's are similar to a principal's, but on a smaller scale. As assistant principal, Craig will be the head administrator at the schools, and will have to evaluate teachers, create a budget, and perform other administrative tasks. McKinley said Craig's responsibilities at STEMM will be the same as Soria's were. The school will likely see its enrollment increase greatly next year, but Craig's time will be divided, while Soria's was not. The school board's agenda said the STEMM position is budgeted for, presumably meaning the school will remain open for at least another year. Jackson said previously she opposed the opening of the school. However, she said she wants every student currently there to be able to graduate from the school. Since sixth graders are enrolled for classes next year, this presumably would mean that STEMM will be open for at least the next two or three years. CHIEFFrom page A-3

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see a potential demand for more than 3,500 homes. When coupled with the creation of almost 2,500 jobs, I think we are very fortunate to be part of such a tremendous program. Do you think Niceville property values will continue to increase in the near future, and what can the city to maintain such growth? As the demand for Niceville homes increases, property values will increase too. Niceville's expansion will place demands on the city's services (fire, police, public works, etc.). I want to be an integral member in ensuring there's a balance between Niceville's growth and its services.S al M. NodjomianAddress : 162 Black Bear Circle Age : 47 Occupation: Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group How long have you lived in Niceville: We’ve lived in the local area for three years—one year in Niceville and two years on Eglin AFB. Why are you seeking a seat on the Niceville City Council? I have thoroughly enjoyed completing Dr. Bill Smith’s unexpired term as a Niceville City Councilman (about 7 months). Due to the success we’ve enjoyed and the experience I’ve gained, I now look forward to holding the seat for a full four year term. There are many more initiatives I’d like to see the City initiate and more enhancements we can make to our great community. What would you like to change in Niceville? I don’t think the term "change" is appropriate. That implies things aren’t working well. I think a better way to phrase the question is what improvements or advancements would I like to bring to Niceville? With this concept in mind, I’d like to see our City continue on a path of managed growth that continues to bring in needed services while balancing our tremendous "small town charm." We need to continue advancing our "Town Center" concept and we need to build on our terrific relationship with Eglin, partnering on the development of the land on the northern edge Niceville. We also need to remain on the modernization path that we’ve set out on, which includes automated water meter readings, electronic books in our library, technological refresh of our first responders’ equipment, and similar advancements. Finally, all of this has to be done smartly, meaning in a budget neutral manner and in a way that preserves our City’s uniqueness and allure. What do you think about the revised draft supplemental environmental impact statement recently released by the Air Force, particularly with regards to noise it might bring to Niceville? From my time at Eglin and since I’ve left the service, I know the Air Force has worked very hard to reduce the number of F-35 operations that may impact the community. As I understand it, the draft SEIS shows a reduction of nearly 30,000 operations, which will have a corresponding reduction of noise impact on surrounding communities. I recognize that many people that live in close proximity to the installation may not consider Alternative 1A the best choice, but given current and projected Department of Defense funding, the idea of replicating F-35 support infrastructure at Duke or other outlying fields is a non-starter. Speaking specifically about Niceville, I feel there may be some localized noise impacts. But when weighed against the positive value of hosting the world’s premier fighter and the numerous benefits that brings to our community, it’s a trade-off we should be willing to make. I recommend concerned citizens use the public comment process to make their voices heard and that everyone work towards a solution that serves the greatest good. As we’ve seen in the past, there is normally “trade-space” where we can find a compromise solution. Do you think Niceville property values will continue to increase in the near future, and what can the city do to maintain such growth? I don’t have a real estate crystal ball, but all economic indicators point towards sustained increase of Niceville property values. Our City staff is tremendous when it comes to planning and zoning efforts and has done a marvelous job maintaining compatible growth and development. Along with the potential that exists on the Eglin property I mentioned earlier, we have some other very exciting development coming to our City in the near future. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, July 10, 2013 Page A-7 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 PURCHASE GIFT SHOPNOW OPEN! 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And, for a limited time, you can get these 20 0. great bene“ts for only $1fer Of Time enew between July 1 and July 31 and get your annual 20 ways to better health, more fun, Business Discounts and an easier lifestyle. And, for a limited time, you can get these 20 0. Business Discounts and July 31 and get your annual membership for only $10. Call today! Niceville: alton Beach: Fort W and July 31 and get your annual membership for only $10. Call today! Niceville: 729-9463 alton Beach: 863-7590 Special VIP Bene“ts Special VIP Bene“ts INCUMBENTFrom page A-6 July 16 polls at city hallBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Niceville voters will decide who will fill the Group 4 Niceville City Council seat in a July 16 election. Those who live within the Niceville City limits and have registered to vote in Okaloosa County are eligible to vote in the non-partisan election, to be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. Absentee ballots may be picked up at city hall and must be received by 7 p.m. July 16. Current City Councilman Dan Henkel is running against Armand G. Izzo for the unpaid, four-year position. Councilman Sal Nodjomian's Group 2 seat is unopposed. Niceville City Clerk Dan Doucet said there are 9,663 registered voters in Niceville. He said 974 ballots were cast in the last regular city election in July 2011, representing about a 10 percent voter turnout. Doucet said he expects a similar turnout this year. Niceville has a five-seat council and a nonvoting mayor. The council seats currently occupied by Bill Schaetzle, Judy Boudreaux and Heath Rominger, will be up for election in July 2015, as will the mayoralty, currently held by Randall Wise. Paul Lux, Okaloosa County supervisor of elections, said Niceville is the only city in the county that conducts its own elections. Lux said Niceville had used hand-counted ballots until a special election in July 2012. He said Niceville ballots are counted using optical scan, in which a hand-marked ballot is read electronically. Previously, Niceville was the only city in the county to count ballots by hand. Lux said elections supervised by the county are required to be held on the second Tuesday in March. Niceville supervises its own elections, allowing the city council to designate any date. Niceville municipal elections are typically held in odd-numbered years on the third Tuesday in July. Beacon photos by Mike GriffithWorth the waitAlthough the annual fireworks show originally planned for the Fourth of July was postponed due to rainy weather, the fireworks barge waited patiently at a dock in Niceville, carefully watched by Niceville police until it was time for the fireworks to be launched on Sunday evening, July 7. Sal Nodjomian

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Page A-8 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACONtrip to the Niceville Library and Children's Park. From now until Aug. 2, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 3-5. Registration: $30. Full day: $118, half day: $70 Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Summer Day CampThis is a day camp of recreational, developmental and educational activities. Ages 5-13. From now until Aug. 2 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration: $30. Full day: $113, half day: $70 Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Band Camps Beginner Band Rocky Bayou Christian school will hold a beginner band camp July 15-19, Monday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m., to introduce children to an enriching, musical experience. Beginning band is for incoming 5th graders and any other student new to the RBCS band, regardless of their grade level. Cost: $80. Grades 5-12. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Marching Rookies This camp is for first-time members to the Marching Knights Band at Rocky Bayou Christian School, who will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of marching. July 22-26, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon. Grades 7-12. Cost: $40. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Drum LineThis camp is required for Rocky Bayou Christian students in the Marching Knight Pit & Drum Line to instill the fundamentals of percussion instruments. Attendance is by audition only. July 22-26, Monday-Friday, from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Cost $80. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Color GuardThis camp is for students in the Rocky Bayou Christian School Knights Color Guard to prepare them for the fall marching season. Attendance is by audition only. July 22-26, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost $80. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Marching BandIn this camp students will learn discipline, leadership and marching skills, while improving their musical qualities. This camp is mandatory for anyone who is going to be part of the Rocky Bayou Christian School Marching Knights Band or Symphonic Band. July 29-Aug. 2, MondayFriday, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $80. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Parks Niceville Youth CenterInline skaters, skateboarders and bicyclists can practice their jumps and stunts at the City of Niceville Youth Center skate park, 200 Campbell Drive. Cost: $2 helmet rental. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate in skating. Hours: Saturday, 11 a.m.8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Info: 279-0758. Children's ParkNiceville's William Jordan Children's Park, 204 N. Partin Drive, is ideal for the toddler to pre-teen set. The park features a bubble machine, sandboxes, play equipment and a water playground. Summer hours through Sept. 30: Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and 3-7 p.m.; Sunday, 3-7 p.m. The park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for maintenance. Cost: free. Info: 6427457. Turkey Creek WalkLocated at 340 John Sims Parkway, Niceville's Turkey Creek features freshwater swimming areas, an elevated boardwalk and picnic pavilion. Hours: 6:30 a.m.dusk. Info: 642-0072. Libraries NicevilleThe Niceville Public Library begins their summer reading program on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. with The Noise Guy in the Niceville City Council Chambers. The program is free and open to the public. Drop by the Youth Services department after the performance to pick up reading logs, suggested reading lists, schedules and information about the library’s summer events. Scheduled story times are: Birth-3, Thurs. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-6, Wed. and Fri., 10:30 a.m. Ages 7-12, Wed., 12:30 p.m. There will also be family movies, with the following schedule: How to Eat Fried Worms, 6:30 p.m., July 23 Special programs will be the Dear America Book Club for ages 9+, Gnomes and Fairy Lands for ages 7-12 and In a Galaxy Far, Far Away for ages 7-12. Registration is required for special programs. No programs the weekend of July 4. All programs are free. For more information call 2794863 x1514 or vist cit yofniceville.org/library.htmlValparaisoThe Valparaiso Community Library invites children ages from infant to five to Preschool Story Time on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Children aged five to eight can attend Elementary Story Time on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 729-5406 or email eruff@valp.org.Swimming lessons Fort Walton YMCAThe Fort Walton Family YMCA, 1127, Hospital Drive, will hold swimming lessons throughout the summer. There are eight-session classes available for ages 6 months to adults. Cost: $50 members, $65 program participants. Info: 863-9622. Destin YMCAThe Destin YMCA, 120 Benning Drive, will hold swimming lessons throughout the summer. There are four, eight-session classes available for ages 6 months to adults, MondayThursday. Private lessons also available. Cost: $50, members, $65 program participants. Info: 837-8440. More information One resource to help fill your children's summer days with fun, safe activities is the United Way Children's Summer Fun Guidebook which can be downloaded at united-way.org. SUMMERFrom page A-5Dr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a boardcertified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For more than 13 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past six years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patient-doctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, wellchild and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. According to Dr. Castaneda, “Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers. Furthermore, due to genetic factors, obesity for most people is a chronic medical condition and should be treated as one.” And for these reasons, helping his patients with weight management is an important concern of Dr. Castaneda s. ECFM provides weight-loss management under his careful supervision. Dr. Castaneda has been successful in assisting patients achieve weight-loss goals through individually customized programs. Gina is a patient of Dr. Castaneda's who has lost over 25lbs. Months after "graduating" from Dr. Castaneda's weight loss program she continues to maintain a healthy physique through diet and exercise. This physician-supervised weight-loss program Dr. Castaneda provides is an individually tailored, healthier alternative to yo-yo dieting on your own. ECFM accepts most forms of insurance and will process the paperwork for patients. Same-day appointments are available for acute care concerns, providing a time-effective alternative to long waits at the emergency room. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is located at 143 S. John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso between Lincoln and Washington avenues. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Friday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Contact Dr. Castaneda s courteous and friendly staff at 729-3300 to make an appointment. Advertising Feature 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. • Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 729 -3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES -NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINE• Internal Medicine • Pediatrics • Preventive Care • Sport/school Physicals • Immunizations Dr. T. 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By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon staff writer The Niceville High School Eagles may not know it, but they have inspired more than just cheers in the stadium. They were, in a large part, the inspiration behind the footballers in Carsten Stroud’s sequel to “Niceville”, called “The Homecoming,” and due out July 16. Both books are published by Knopf Doubleday. While staying in nearby Destin, Stroud often crosses into Niceville to catch an Eagles game. “I love the Niceville Eagles. I’m an ex-football player myself. I was a linebacker,” said Stroud. Stroud says he loves the area and does all his best work on the Emerald Coast. His “Niceville” trilogy was all written in the area. The first book, “Niceville,” is a fictional gothic thriller about a small town in the deep south called Niceville, but the name is all the fictional and real town of Niceville share. The sequel, “The Homecoming,” brings back some of the key characters readers befriended in the first book and answers many unresolved story lines “Niceville” left open. Stroud dreamed up the idea for the “Niceville” trilogy while on a road trip from Marianna to Destin. A series of road accidents during the trip that seemed connected, an overnight stay in a creepy hotel and a visit to an old Confederate graveyard percolated together to become the fictional “Niceville”. He credits his wife, Linda, with many of the original ideas the story is based on. “Everything turned around the name Niceville,” he said. While the town in his books is a place full of darkness, Stroud has nothing but admiration for the real Niceville. “I find Niceville… full of courtly, gentle, good hearted people,” he laughed. “I love the name Niceville. Nothing about your town reflects a dark evil.” In fact, Stroud is a part time resident of the Emerald Coast, dividing his time between here and his home in Canada. “I like the military ethic prevalent on the Emerald Coast,” he said. The sentiment is returned as many of his local fans eagerly await the release of “The Homecoming.” While they wait, Stroud has a message to pass on the residents of the real town of Niceville, of which he is a fan. “Give my regards to the Eagles – especially the linebackers!” The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n ee s s d d a a y y , J J u u l l y y 1 1 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Who’s News Alex Rhodes, has made the chancellor’s list at Troy University for the Spring Semester 2013. Alex is a 2011 graduate of Niceville High School. Alex is the daughter of Scottie and Rhonda Rhodes of Niceville. Alex is an English education major and has finished her second year with the Sound of the South marching band. *** Congratulations to Luke Ausley of Valparaiso who made the President’s Honor Roll at the University of Central Florida for the Spring semester of 2013. He earned a four point grade average as an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering. *** Charles Foy recently received the Florida American Legion Eagle Scout of Year Award. Charles was presented his $2500 scholarship check, plaque and an American Legion Eagle Scout Medal at the American Legion’s State Conference held in June in Orlando. 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Niceville fell one game short of reaching the championship.Roadblock fuels Fireworks FundGerald Carter and Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin were panhandling at Palm and John Sims as part of the Eglin Association of Chief Master Sergeants annual fundraiser to raise money for the Firework s Fund June 29. The annual fireworks show over Boggy Bayou is paid for completely from fundraising efforts, aluminum can recycling and from the sale of limited edition, patriotic T-shirts for sale at a number of locations, including the Niceville Public Library, for $10 each.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Alex Rhodes Cram the Van this SaturdayAngela Wilson, left, her son Drew and Bobby Price donate school supplies during last year s “Cram the Van” campaign This year s school supply drive will be held Saturday, July 13, at the Niceville Walmart. Martial artistsMembers of the Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County earned their yellow belts Tuesday, June 25 at Palmer s ATA, Niceville. Pictured from left, Marina Mayer, Annie Cameron, Francia Siers and Michelle Cabrera. BE A HAPPY SELLER! LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netwww.nicevillekw.com 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated. S S O O L L D D i i n n 2 2 3 3 d d a a y y s s ! 318 Jamaica WayCall me to list your home! “Selling our first house was a breeze with your professionalism and expertise. We couldn’t have asked for a better Realtor or easier experience.” I look forward to hearing from you soon!Selling this summer? Call Linda Zickler today! ‘Homecoming’, sequel to ‘Niceville’, out July 16 Charles Foy 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. 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Give blood Wednesday, July 10, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville from1-5 p.m. All donors will receive a movie ticket. Animal interaction The Department of Environmental Protection’s Henderson Beach State Park will host the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors Thursday, July 11, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.. In addition to learning how the animals were rescued, you will learn what they eat, where they live, and how they survive in the wild. Be sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities. Event weather permitting. Senior fellowship Twin Cities Senior Citizens’ Club will meet July 11 at 1 p.m. at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. There will be a patriotic performance by “The Gold Diggers.” Entree provided, please bring a dish to share. Food, fun, and games. For more info call 543-0869. History sandwiched in Free lunchtime lecture, “Your Heritage Ladder”, at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso on July 12, 12 p.m. presented by Charlene H. Grafton, local author of ”What’s In Your Genes? Human Threads Linking Genetics and Genealogy”, Autographed books are available in the Gift Shop & Book Store. Bring a sack lunch an enjoy an informal lunchtime education program. This lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please call to reserve a seat. 678-2615 “Cram the Van” drive Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sharing and Caring volunteers will be at the Niceville Walmart for “Cram the Van”, a United Way sponsored program. Volunteers will be accepting donations from shoppers in support of our area children. Give blood Saturday, July 13, Walmart, Niceville from 12-6 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 gift card. Genealogy group meets The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold a monthly meeting on Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Museum meeting room located at 115 Westview Dr., Valparaiso. The speaker will be Farris “Blue Heron (Wah-Ka-chobee)” Powell. A Dutch Treat lunch at a local restaurant will follow the meeting. We welcome visitors. For more info call 678-2023. Ladybug regatta Bluewater Bay Sailing Club is having a ladybug regatta July 13 with registration at 10:30 a.m. at Bluewater Bay Marina and boats starting off at noon. There will be one class, nonspinnaker and all competing boats must be helmed by ladies. Entry fee is $35. For more information, please call Denis Duhaime at 855-3285. Lewis volleyball car wash The Lewis Volleyball Team will be hosting a car wash and bake sale for donations on July 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lewis School parking lot at 281 Mississippi Ave, Valparaiso. Hurricane help expo The Niceville Walmart will host a hurricane help expo in their parking lot July 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the booths will be Okaloosa Emergency Operations, Okaloosa Sherriff’s Dept., Okaloosa Gas, Gulf Power, PAWS, Red Cross and the Niceville Fire and Police Departments. Information on hurricane awareness and preparedness will be available. The event is free and open to the public. Biker benefit Brothers Forever will be hosting a poker run July 13 to benefit breast cancer research. Registration begins at 9 a.m., ride starts at 10 a.m. For more information call Snoopy at 374-2989 Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry presents The Quicks from Smyrna, Tennessee on July 13 at 6 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Call the church at 682-5525 for more info or visit libbyandfriendsgospelconcerts.com Animal interaction The Department of Environmental Protection’s Henderson Beach State Park will host the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors Thursday, July 15, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.. In addition to learning how the animals were rescued, you will learn what they eat, where they live, and how they survive in the wild. Be sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities. Event weather permitting. Makeup and movies The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite families to a special Disney movie Thursday event on July 18 starting at 12 p.m. with “Aladdin”, a costume contest at 1:45 p.m. followed by “Beauty and the Beast” at 2 p.m., and “Lion King” at 4 p.m. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 PALLEAGUEFun Recreational Soccer! Ages 5-18 F or i n f o: H o w ar d Hill 6 7 8 21 8 2 or www .n i ce v ill epa l soccer.com Registration Sat., July 13, 9 a.m. 1 p.m., NHS Cafeteria Sat., August 3, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. NHS Cafeteria Cost: Resident, $60*; Non-Resident, $70**(*Includes $10 user fee that goes to City of Niceville.) (**Includes $10 user fee plus $10 fee for players residing outside city limits of Niceville or Valparaiso; both fees go to City of Niceville.)Waiting list after August 3Bring state-issued birth certificate for players not registered with PAL Soccer in Fall 2012. Age Group Birthdates VIP(Children w/ disabilities) Aug 1, 94–Dec 31, 08 U6 Aug 1, 07–Sep 1, 08 U8 Aug 1, 05–Jul 31, 07 U10 Aug 1, 03–Jul 31, 05 U12 Aug 1, 01–Jul 31, 03 U14 Aug 1, 99–Jul 31, 01 U19 Aug 1, 94–Jul 31, 991. U6 and VIP teams are co-ed. Separate girls and boys teams in U8, U10, U12, U14 and U19. 2. Uniforms provided (jersey, shorts, socks for VIP & U6 through U14; shirt only for U19). Players keep uniforms. 3. Accidental medical insurance and registration with Soccer Association for Youth included.B eginning R e f eree Co u rse :August 10,15 & 21 Go to fsr-inc.com, “Become a Referee” tab to register.COACHES NEEDEDSign up at registrationTEAM SPONSORS NEEDED$200 for U6 through U14; $100 for Each Subsequent Team. $100 for U19 Start Smart Soccer! Ages 3-5Cost: $25 Parent participation required. Call Nikki Hobbs, 279-3081, for information. Donate used, good-condition soccer cleats. Exchange or buy at registrations.Contact Jody Osborne, 410-404-6799 or jodybosborne@gmail.com. Volunteer ushers appreciated, neededVolunteer ushers are invaluable to Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College and more are needed. Pictured with House Manager Delores Merrill, far left, C.V. Miller and Sandy Miller, Marsha Hooten, Dodie Glowa, RoseLyn Stone, Betty Doyle, Jean Smith, Gloria DeBerry, Jim Washington, John Hooten, Nancy Litten, Lee Fryer, Ron Altman, Roxanne Ruckdeschel, Chuck Hightower, Una Heavener, Dave Kaplan, Ellie Hightower, Sharon Johnson, and Dave Hyre. For information on becoming a Mattie Kelly Arts Center usher, contact Delores Merrill, House Manager, at 729-6065.Page B-2 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON ADVERTISE HERE! With prices starting at only THE BEACON’SAT YOUR SERVICE ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $20.55. per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of this incredible bargain! ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $20.55 per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! 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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON CHURCHDIRECTORY The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 In the Service IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 3-711:01 a.m. Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm Support for Heritage Museum Coastal Bank and Trust donated $1,000 to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in support of their upcoming July 20 event, “Night at the Museum”, an event that combines theater, history and a food and wine tasting. Pictured left, museum manager Gina Marini, and Coastal Bank and Trust branch managers Shirley Daniel, Vickie Dutton and Ellen Hruzek. NVLL 9-10 All-Stars win districtThe Niceville-Valparaiso Little League 9-10 year old team are the All Star District Champions for 2013. The tournament was held in Shalimar June 22-26. Niceville went 3-0 in the double elimination tournament, outscoring their opponents 29-8. In the championship game, Niceville defeated DeFuniak Springs 12-2. Pictured from left top row, Coach Eric Topel, Manager Jim Loftis and Coach Wes Koger. Middle row, Alex Reichel, Jack Messmore, T.W. Key, Brennan Russell, Luke Loftis, Kaden Geisler, Sam Carrell and Jaxon Topel. Bottom row, Brady Koger, Dominic Mahoney, Kody Rothchilda and Aidan Dark. Mudcats win NVLLB tourneyIn a display of good sportsmanship and friendship, two teams met in the NVLLB 8U Championship Game on June 1. The Mudcats came out ahead of the River Bandits in a final score of 15-5. Pictured are the River Bandits, sponsored by Willingham Seafood and the Mudcats, sponsored by Bay Area Awards.Air Force Airman Alexandra M. Anders graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Anders is the daughter of Terry Anders of Powell Drive, Rosman, N.C., and Nethnapa Outhaitnany of Surf Lane, Niceville. *** Army 2nd Lt. Bryan L. King has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. *** Marine Corps Pvt. Andrew M. Clark son of Tammy S. and Anthony O. Walker of Freeport, Fla., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Clark is a 2011 graduate of Freeport High School of Freeport. Alexandra M. Anders 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 Drivers: Guaranteed Home EVERY Weekend! Company: All miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease to own. NO money down. No credit check! Call 1-888880-5911 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. Unfurnished apartment in Valp. for one person. $525/month. $200 DD. Phone 850-678-1968. Leave message. CONDO FOR SALE $88,500 Lakeside-BWB Condo. Unfurnished, 1BR/1BA with upgraded appliances. Short drive to Eglin & Hurlburt AFB. Close to beach. Call 850-803-4563. 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 WhiteWilson 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.nhsclassof93 reunion.com If you want Niceville to know, say it in the Beacon. House cleaning in BWB and Rocky Bayou areas. Call 850-376-4610. Housekeeper. Bluewater Bay family seeking dependable person to clean, iron, small projects. Experience and references required. 16 hours/week. Call 8557076 Warehouse space available, 700sf warehouse. $425/month.For more information, call 8974149. 419 Adams Ave., Valparaiso. Help Wanted Homes for Rent Legal Notices Services Wanted Warehouse for Rent Help Wanted Homes for Sale Reunions Homes for Sale Warehouse/Office Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Help Wanted Help Wanted CLASSIFIEDS B eaco n "Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!" Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. Stop In For All Of Your Real Estate Needs. Our door is open and we look forward to seeing you! Or give us a call at (850) 678-5178. 1821 John Sims Pkwy.  Niceville, Florida 32578 www.CarriageHills.com  Realtor@CarriageHills.com 1821 John Sims Pkwy.Welcome! 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SF PRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For more information call897-6464 City of ValparaisoFull Time PositionCable TV Technician The City of Valparaiso will accept resumes through Friday, July 19, for the position of Full Time Cable TV Technician for our Broadband Communications Department. This is an entry level position. Must have cheerful personality and enjoy working with the public. Knowledge of Communication Services is preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must pass a background search, pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical. Drug Free Workplace, EOE. Send resume to: City of Valparaiso, Attn: CATV Manager, 465 Valparaiso Pkwy, Valparaiso, FL 32580, or fax 850-6784553 or bring to Valparaiso City Hall, resumes will not be accepted by email. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville • 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Capture the Eglin and Hurlburt markets in the base newspapers! The cost-effective way to reach your customers on Eglin Air Force Base & Hurlburt Field! 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NowMake your lifetime dreams come true! Ask about our small business loans.Andalusia • Opp • Crestview • NicevilleLoans subject to credit approval. Then Member FDIC EQUAL HOUSINGLENDER The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Culley named Top Wide ReceiverTayjon Culley, rising NHS senior, won the Top Wide Receiver Award at the Gulf Coast Regional Select 7 on 7 Tournament at Foley High School in Foley, Ala., June 27-28. Firearms safety for FAAOCMembers of the Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County recently graduated from the Firearms Safety Class held at Northwest Florida State College June 29. Pictured from left, FAAOC President Annie Cameron, Deputy Sheriff Matthew Taylor, Gina Raines, Deputy Sheriff Charlie Bozeman, Vicy Tate, Deputy Sheriff and Class Instructor Mark Bollinger, Marie Carey, Deputy Sheriff Terry Watkins and Evelyn Daniel. Drop off school supplies to the Caring and Sharing building at 104 Bullock Blvd., Niceville. Call 678-8459 for more information. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithChurch passes out free meals monthlyMembers of the Niceville Worship Center, 410 N. Cedar, gather on the corner of Bailey Dr. and 27th St. to pass out free meals on the last Friday of every month. The meals are open to everyone as their way to give back to the community. Pictured from left, Chris Miller, Teresa Lawson and Karon Miller watch for visitors, and rain, June 28.School supply driveNiceville Sharing and Caring is collecting school supplies for children of families who are not able to purchase the necessary back-to-school items. Last year over 300 students in grades K-12 in the Niceville-Valparaiso area were helped. Individuals wishing to support the Sharing and Caring Tools for School program can do so by bringing school supplies or monetary donations to the Niceville Caring and Sharing office at 104 Bullock Blvd., across from Gulf Power, Niceville. The office is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. The drive will end August 1 and supplies will be distributed to the students Saturday, August 10. Students may register for supplies through August 1. Students must be registered for the 2013-14 school year and must have identification on file at Sharing and Caring. For more information, please contact Sharing & Caring at 678-8459.Page B-4 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 1000 Mar-Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach www.fwbmc.comFree Vein Screening:Symptoms and Treatment of Venous Disease Does Leg Pain Slow You Down?Let The Vein Center at FWBMC help you get back on your feet.Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:00…6:00 PMFort Walton Beach Medical Center € Outpatient Waiting AreaIf you are one of the many people for whom even a short walk can be painful, the problem may be your veins. Symptoms of Venous Disease include: If you are suffering from leg discomfort, join us for a free vein screening and learn about the bene“ts of vein treatment. € Aching or cramping pain € Tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling or heaviness in the legs € Varicose veins € Spider veins € Tenderness around veins € Blood clots Symptoms and Tree V F reatment toms and T Tr ein Scree e V Ve alton Beach Medical Center € Outpatient W t W or F 2013 3:00…6:00 July 23, uesday y, T Tu enous Disease of V Ve ein Screening:aiting Area alton Beach Medical Center € Outpatient W PM 2013 3:00…6:00 aiting Area heaviness in the legs obbing, tingling o ning, thr bur estlessness, r edness, ir T € Aching or cramping pain € enousD Symptoms of V Ve walk can be painful, the pr e one of the many people for whom even a shor If you ar clots Blood € ness ender T € veins Spider € veins aricose V € heaviness in the legs r obbing, tingling o estlessness, Aching or cramping pain enous Disease include: oblem may be your veins. walk can be painful, the pr e one of the many people for whom even a shor clots veins ound ar ness veins veins oblem may be your veins. t e one of the many people for whom even a shor n about the bene“ts of vein tr eening and lear scr om leg discomfor fering fr e suf If you ar eatment. n about the bene“ts of vein tr join us for a fr t om leg discomfor .fwbmc.com wwweatment. ee vein join us for a fr .fwbmc.com



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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Okaloosa County School Board approved Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson's recommendation to appoint Jacqueline Craig as the head administrator of both the Okaloosa STEMM Academy and the Northwest Florida Ballet Academie. Under terms of her appointment, apparently she will be spending less time running the STEMM school than her predecessor did. The board on Monday named Craig, who until June 30 was the principal at Northwood Elementary School, Crestview, to fill the head administrative role at both magnet schools. Incumbent faces challenge in Niceville votingBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Niceville municipal elections will be held July 16. Two city council seats are at stake. The fouryear terms for the Group 2 and Group 4 seats will expire this month. The Group 2 seat, currently occupied by Councilman Sal Nodjomian, is not contested in this election. Nodjomian was the only person to file for candidacy. Nodjomian gained his current position in January. He was unopposed then as well, being the only person to file in a special election in January to fill the remainder of the term of Councilman Bill Smith, who resigned to run for a seat on the Okaloosa County Commission. The Group 4 seat is being contested by the incumbent, Councilman Dan Henkel, and one challenger, Armand G. Izzo. Henkel won his current position in a 2008 special election to succeed the late Terry Tislow. Henkel was reelected in 2009. The following are responses to a questionnaire sent to all three candidates. Daniel HenkelAddress : 2406 Rocky Shores Drive Age: 57 Occupation: program manager, Jacobs Technology, Inc. How long have you lived in Niceville : 15 years Why are you seeking a seat on the Niceville City Council? I want to continue my efforts in making Niceville the Number 1 City in Florida to Raise a Family." Additionally, I want to continue helping the citizens of our great city with the issues and concerns theyve raised and work to resolve them. Why should people vote for you? I have a record of voting to keep taxes low and working hard to find solutions to challenges that the city and its citizens are faced with. What would you like to change in Niceville? As growth continues in Niceville, I want to make sure we dont forget about doing the things necessary to build and improve our infrastructure like roads, sewer, water, etc. But, I want to make sure the appearance and friendliness of a small town arent lost. To that end, I would like to see more of our citizens get involved in our community. They can do this by attending city meetings and looking to see what the needs are and then get involved. What do you think about the revised draft supplemental environmental impact statementBeacon Staff Writer Kids out of school? Dont sweat it. There are plenty of activities for kids of all ages in the area so no need to park them in front of the television and computer all summer. Heres a comprehensive list of upcoming summer camps, programs and activities that will make your summer planning a breeze.Special Interest Kids on CampusNorthwest Florida State CollegepresentsKids on Campus, a unique opportunity for summer enrichment and fun in a college environment. The summer enrichment program for students entering third through eighth grade. Students choose from a variety of exciting classes such as: athletics, fine & performing arts, academics, and arts and crafts. Students can choose morning, afternoon or all day classes. Extended care is also available in the morning and afternoons. The next session will be July 15-25 with the last day of registration on July 10. Full and half day sessions are available with extended care. Please call 729-6086 for the Kids on Campus office to find out complete information.Heritage MuseumHistory Rocks! Summer Camp will be held August 5-9 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. See history as a pioneer, excavate like a real scientist to find artifacts, learn how to curate a museum this summer camp is a sure fix for bored days. Costs $60 for the week, or $15 a day for non-members. $50 for the week or $13 per day for members. Become a Family Member and receive one camp registration half off. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.Camp CollegeThis camp is designed for rising seniors to get their college applications completed during the summer to be ready to 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 10, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see VOTING, page A-6 Please see STEMM, page A-3 Please see KIDS, page A-5 Thurs., 11:30-12 p.m. Henderson Beach State Park will host the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors, weather permitting. Bring your camera for some great photo opportunities. Fri., 12 p.m. Free lunchtime lecture, Your Heritage Ladder, at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso presented by Charlene H. Grafton local author of Whats In Your Genes? Bring a sack lunch an enjoy an informal lunchtime education. Please call to reserve a seat. 678-2615 Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Lewis School volleyball team will be washing cars for donations and having a bake sale in the Lewis parking lot at 281 Mississippi Ave., Valparaiso. Sat., 10 a.m. The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County presents Farris Blue Heron (Wah-Kachobee) Powell who will be speaking on Seminole and Creek tribes of the panhandle area from 1700 to 1830 at Heritage Museum meeting room located at 115 Westview Dr., Valparaiso. For more info call 678-2023. Calendar, B-2 COMINGUP Police Blotter, page A-4New STEMM school chief is namedWill divide her time with dance academyBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Valparaiso city officials Monday disclosed details of a sewage spill in Valparaiso on Saturday, July 6, that may have contaminated the waters of Boggy Bayou and Toms Bayou as holiday swimmers frolicked, possibly unaware of any potential danger. City commission and Please see SPILLS, page A-258,000 gallons of sewage spills into bayous Among the many things to do this summer is the Kids on Campus program of Northwest Florida State College. Classes, for grades 3 through 8, range from arts, to science, to sports.Beacon file photo Beacon photo by Mike Griffith On Sunday, July 7, the rain that had soaked the Twin Cities area throughout the Independence Day long weekend finally halted long enough to let people come outside to enjoy one day of sunny weather in an otherwise rainy four-day weekend. Among them were two girls who leapt off the end of the swimming pier at Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, and into Boggy Bayou.Here comes the sun The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Armand Izzo Dan Henkel Jacqueline CraigLots of things for kids to do this summer School needs a chance to succeed, A-3. Warning sign Tuesday at Lincoln Park, Valparaiso.

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other city officials were asked about a Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County advisory issued at 3:27 p.m. Monday, July 8, concerning a release of untreated wastewater that occurred on Saturday. According to the health department advisory: The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County is issuing a Health Advisory for the waters of Toms Bayou and Boggy Bayou along Bayshore Drive in Valparaiso, Florida. Heavy rains led to overflowing manholes along Bayshore Drive in Valparaiso, Florida. The wastewater release began on July 6, 2013, resulting in the release of approximately 58,000 gallons. Untreated wastewater entered the storm drains and entered Toms Bayou and Boggy Bayou from multiple locations. The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County advises against swimming, boating, or other significant contact with the water in the Toms Bayou or Boggy Bayou in Valparaiso until further notice. Sewage contamination of the water can expose bathers to high bacteria levels." In response to questions from the Beacon, Valparaiso Public Works Director James Valandingham explained how the spill occurred, and what city officials did about it. Late Saturday morning, he said, alarms sounded at city lift stations 8 and 9, two of the 17 pumps that keep sewage moving through city mains. The alarms indicated that continuous heavy rain was forcing stormwater into the sewage system, overwhelming the ability of some pumps to move wastewater to the regional sewage treatment plant in Niceville. Valandingham explained that during unusually heavy or prolonged rains, stormwater can seep into the sewage system causing such overloads. Because of the excess water, he said, some sewer manholes backed up along Bayshore Drive, particularly along the north shore of Toms Bayou and near the juncture of Toms Bayou and Boggy Bayou. As a result, about 58,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into city streets and from there flowed into the stormwater system, and out into the two bayous. Valandingham said that city public works crews immediately responded to the emergency to ensure that all city sewage pumps were working at maximum capacity, which they were. He said that city crews also brought out a vacuum truck to withdraw excess sewage from the affected manholes. The vacuum truck was capable of holding up to 3,000 gallons at a time, which it then took to the regional sewage plant, dumped the wastewater there, then returned to draw more water from the overflowing manholes. This round-the-clock effort, Valandingham said, continued throughout the weekend, and allowed city crews to withdraw an additional 150,000 gallons of untreated wastewater that could otherwise have spilled into the bayous. He said that city crews also placed lime around the affected manholes in order to kill as much bacteria as possible before the surging wastewater reached public waterways. He said the spill was finally stopped by about 9:30 a.m. Monday. He said the city usually also has access to another vacuum truck with a capacity of 6,000 gallons, but that truck was out of service during the July 4 weekend due to a mechanical problem. Mayor Bruce Arnold added that the city crews should be The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 20lb Bag of Ice!for only $250Need 5 or more Bags?Call us at least 30 minutes prior to arriving at Ice House. We will load you up ASAP and save you time!850-685-4322HICE ON BAYSHORE DRIVE NICEVILLEHGRADUATIONPARTIESHFOURTH OF JULYHPICNICSHBOATING Food Grade ICE We were just named a Top Quality Performer by The Joint Commission, placing us in the top 18% of hospitals. 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Craig's time will be divided between the two schools, with 76 percent of her pay allocated to STEMM, a science and math school in Valparaiso, and 24 percent to the Ballet Academie, Fort Walton Beach. The STEMM school is adding one grade (seventh) and is expected to have more students in the upcoming year than it did last year, its first, when it enrolled only sixth graders. Craig said she will spend four out of five school days per week at the STEMM Academy and one at the Ballet Academie. She said the particular day that she spends at the Ballet Academie will vary from week to week. Kaye McKinley, Okaloosa deputy superintendent of curriculum, assessment and instruction, said the two positions became open at the same time. Christy Corbin, former administrator at the Ballet Academie, will head the school district's online division. Her time was previously divided, with 30 percent devoted to the Academie and 70 percent to the online division. Rick Soria, former head of the STEMM center, retired June 30. McKinley said 100 percent of Soria's time was devoted to heading the STEMM school. Craig was principal at Northwood for the last 12 years. She said she felt it was time for a change and requested in February that Jackson relocate her. Craig, who has bachelor's degrees in history and broadcast journalism and a master's in educational leadership, said she is fully capable of directing both the STEMM and ballet schools. Noting her experience as an elementary-school principal, Craig said "I have what it takes" to run both magnet schools, however different their programs. "We all have different things we're interested in," Craig said. "Whether it's in the way we learn or in what we learn about. This school [STEMM], and the Ballet Academie, fulfill a niche." Both the STEMM school, which opened at the site of the former Valparaiso Elementary School in August 2012, and the Ballet Academie, which the school district opened in 2002 in a joint venture with the Northwest Florida Ballet, are operated at public expense and don't charge tuition. The STEMM school recruits advanced middle-school science and math students. The ballet school describes itself as a "free, integrated arts and academic education program for third through eighth grade boys and girls who demonstrate the potential to excel in dance." McKinley said Craig's new jobs are titled as "assistant principal" in payroll. She said they have this title because the scope of responsibility is smaller than that of a full principal, since the STEMM and ballet schools have fewer students than schools with full principals. Therefore, the pay for such jobs is lower as well. "Currently, the STEMM Academy has 79 seventh grade students and 56 sixth grade students enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year," Jackson stated in a letter to parents last week. "For the STEMM Academy to be selfsufficient, 88 students must be enrolled at each grade level." The STEMM Academy sends STEMMFrom page A-1 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Page A-3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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. 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Jacqueline Craig, the new director of the Okaloosa STEMM Academy and Northwest Florida Ballet Academie, in front of the STEMM school in Valparaiso. Craig was approved for her new positions July 8 by the Okaloosa County School Board. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Superintendent: STEMM needs chance to succeedText of a July 2 letter from Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson to students of the Okaloosa County STEMM Academy and their parents. Dear STEMM Parents & Students, At the School Board meeting on June 24, district staff made a presentation on the STEMM Center. I was unable to attend the meeting due to a Superintendents certification training in Central Florida, but I did listen intently to the presentation, to comments made by parents and students who attended the STEMM Academy, and to comments made by School Board members. I would like to take this opportunity for you to hear from me, your Superintendent. Many of you know that prior to my election, I was not in support of the STEMM Academy due to my belief that STEMM education should be a priority districtwide. However, as I have had an opportunity over the course of the last 6 months to learn more about the school, the curriculum, and the programs, I have been quite impressed. I am in agreement with you that the STEMM Academy should be given a chance to succeed on its own merit. As Superintendent, I am entrusted with many responsibilities. One major responsibility is to be fiscally responsible. As you may know, funding to schools is determined by student enrollment. When schools that largely thrive on grants or other sources of revenue exist, the fact remains that oftentimes, in cases such as the STEMM Academy, school districts must supplement their budgets in order for them to remain viable. In addition, the parents of students at other schools often make the case that the STEMM Academy takes dollars away from their school. Each school in Okaloosa County is held to the same standard in terms of the expectation to meet its budget. When enrollment is down, schools must make prudent decisions in order to meet their budgets. Currently, the STEMM Academy has 79 seventh grade students and 56 sixth grade students enrolled for the 20132014 school year. For the STEMM Academy to be selfsufficient, 88 students must be enrolled at each grade level. However, it is my intention to recommend to the School Board that the STEMM Academy continue serving the students of Okaloosa County. Please understand, at no point did I or any member of my administration recommend closing the STEMM Academy. Rather, we looked at enrollment, curriculum, budgets, and personnel as we do with every school in Okaloosa County. I would hope that you expect no less from your elected officials than to closely scrutinize all programs. I am disappointed that our students, parents and community have had to grapple with the thought of a closing school, but I am proud to see a school community come together to fight for what they believe in. Barring significant drops in student enrollment, the STEMM Academy will remain in existence, as was always planned, for at least the next two years. At that point, we will have had three years worth of data to examine. Then and only then will we be able to make an informed decision. I believe in STEMM education. My staff and I will work hand-inhand with the administration and faculty of the STEMM Academy in order to provide the support needed for continued success. I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming School Board Meeting where together, we will express to the School Board our unwavering support of the STEMM Academy. Mary Beth Jackson Please see CHIEF, page A-6

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ArrestsAnibal Ortiz Jr., a truck driver, 57, of 822 Southern Court, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police June 26 on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. An officer stopped a vehicle driven by someone later identified as Ortiz for driving 33 mph in a 25 mph zone. Three other officers arrived as backup. An officer told Ortiz he was free to leave and asked him if he had any drugs or guns in the vehicle and asked if he could search the vehicle. Ortiz allegedly granted consent to search, and an investigator found a clear plastic bag containing 14 grams of a green leafy substance that later tested positive for the presence of THC in the glove box. Anibal's required court appearance is July 16. *** Jennifer Leigh Stoffel, 30, of 1502 Royal Palm Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police June 26 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Stoffel allegedly grabbed someone, breaking the skin on the victim's upper right arm while trying to prevent him from pouring out wine. The altercation began when the victim took a box of wine from Stoffel and began pouring it down the bathroom sink. Stoffel's required court appearance is July 16. *** A 15-year-old boy from Satsuma, Ala., was arrested by Niceville police June 30 on a charge of grand theft. According to an employee of the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, the boy attempted to leave the store without paying for $769.87 worth of merchandise. His required court appearance is August 14. *** Michael Louis Hickson, unemployed, 22, of 507 Egle St., Morgan City, La., was arrested by Valparaiso police June 27 on a charge of fugitive from justice for the original charges of failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court treatment program; attempted unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling; simple criminal damage to property under $500; possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids and illegal use, consumption, possession or distribution of a CDS in the presence of a person under 17. An officer found the warrants against Hickson by searching a law enforcement database after contacting Hickson on a disturbance call. *** Leon Noland, a construction worker, 29, of 1015 48th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 29 on charges of driving while license suspended habitual offender and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. A deputy stopped a car driven by someone later identified as Noland on North Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. A deputy checked Noland's driver's license and found it had been revoked April 22 and Noland was classified as a habitual traffic offender. A sheriff's office K-9 unit responded, and a handler reported his dog showed a positive alert for the presence of narcotic odor coming from the car. A deputy searched Noland's person and found a plastic bag which contained a white powder in his pocket. The powder tested positive for the presence of cocaine. Noland allegedly said he used the cocaine to lace marijuana cigarettes. Noland's required court appearance is August 19. *** Bret Steven Bay, unemployed, 49, of 1534 Pine St., Niceville, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies June 29 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of opiates with intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. A deputy stopped a vehicle owned and occupied by someone later identified as Bay in reference to a call reporting that the car had been driven recklessly. Upon stopping the vehicle, the deputy saw narcotics in plain view. The deputy allegedly saw bags of pills in the vehicle's driver's side door handle and a brown glass vial containing more pills, The deputy also reported seeing a calculator and a ledger with names and amounts in the vehicle door's map pocket. The deputy found $1,200 on Bay's person. The found pills were identified as 7 oxycodone pills, 9 hydromorphone pills, 31 alprozalam pills and one unidentified pill. The driver, Johnny Paul Sexton, said he had just purchased two hydromorphone pills from Bay for $50 each. Bay denied selling pills. Sexton, 38, a commercial fisherman, of 12 Nuit Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. DUI arrestsShannon Marie Wright, 35, of 614 Cambridge Ave., Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Valparaiso police for DUI at 159 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, June 28 at 3:43 p.m. Wright was also charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Her required court appearance is July 16. *** Clifton Batiste, unemployed, 57, of 608 Pine Cove, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at Finck Road at Bayshore Drive, Niceville, June 25 at 12:51 a.m. Batiste was also cited for failure to maintain a single lane. His required court appearance is July 16. TheftsA Niceville resident of the first block of McKinley Street reported June 27 someone stole his porch swing and stand, worth $100, from his front yard. *** A Niceville resident of the first block of Friar Tuck Drive reported June 29 someone stole jewelry from his residence. The jewelry reported stolen was a 24-inch gold chain, a gold wedding band and a gold cross pendant, worth $1,200. *** A driver for Coca-Cola reported June 26 someone stole an unknown amount of money from a vending machine at the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway. OtherNiceville police received a call June 28 reporting that a real estate agent found three people living inside a house while she was checking on it. The people living in the house were a man, woman and 10-year-old boy. 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 30, 2013 through July 7, 2013. 0 Structure Fire24 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire8 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Fir Ave..............................Medical................................7/1/13......................02:42 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Medical................................7/1/13......................10:30 Limestone Creek Cv.........Medical................................7/1/13......................11:34 Nutmeg Ave......................Medical................................7/1/13......................20:11 N. Partin Dr......................Medical................................7/2/13......................05:11 28th Street.......................Medical................................7/2/13......................10:15 N. Palm Blvd....................Vehicle crash.......................7/2/13......................10:41 Alan A. Dale.....................Equipment fire.....................7/2/13......................15:41 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Medical................................7/2/13......................18:44 N. Partin Dr......................Medical................................7/2/13......................22:15 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Vehicle crash.......................7/3/13......................07:12 Rattan Palm Blvd.............Medical................................7/3/13......................07:40 Weeden Island Dr............Medical................................7/3/13......................08:02 Maple Ave........................Powerline down...................7/3/13......................11:34 Rocky Bayou Dr...............Illegal burning......................7/3/13......................12:09 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Vehicle crash.......................7/3/13......................12:54 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Vehicle crash.......................7/3/13......................13:41 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Medical................................7/3/13......................14:50 Linden Ave.......................Medical................................7/3/13......................23:32 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Vehicle crash.......................7/4/13......................00:42 Juniper Ave......................Alarm activation...................7/4/13......................10:45 Judith Ave.........................Medical................................7/4/13......................21:27 Lake Court.......................Medical................................7/4/13......................22:24 Bayshore Dr.....................Medical................................7/5/13......................01:43 Duncan Dr........................Service call..........................7/5/13......................14:18 E. John Sims Pkwy..........Vehicle crash.......................7/5/13......................14:53 Basic Creek Cv................Alarm activation...................7/5/13......................17:30 N. Partin Dr......................Medical................................7/5/13......................17:45 Als Drive...........................Medical................................7/6/13......................08:19 Bayshore Dr.....................Medical................................7/6/13......................09:17 N. Partin Dr......................Medical................................7/6/13......................09:23 4th Street.........................Medical................................7/6/13......................11:44 SR 85 N...........................Vehicle crash.......................7/6/13......................12:20 SR 85 N...........................Vehicle crash.......................7/6/13......................14:32 Fallin Branch Ct...............Medical................................7/6/13......................15:42 23rd Street.......................Medical................................7/6/13......................18:36 Tee Street.........................Medical................................7/7/13......................12:57 Poplar Place.....................Medical................................7/7/13......................14:39 Abbott Circle....................Service call..........................7/7/13......................18:12 Poplar Place.....................Service call..........................7/7/13......................19:34 Weekly Safety Tip: EDITH, do you know her? It stands for Exit Drills In The Home. Everyone needs to practice this exercise prior to an actual emergency, so the entire family will know what to do should an emergency occur. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from July 01, 2013 through July 07, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Live Oak Street...........................Medical...............................7/1/13..........................04;05 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...............................7/1/13..........................12:42 Midbay Bridge............................Medical assist....................7/1/13..........................16:53 Bobcat Cv...................................Dispatched & cancelled....7/2/13..........................08:18 Parkwood Cir/Bluewater Blvd....Medical assist....................7/2/13..........................09:28 Alan A. Dale Dr...........................Dispatched & cancelled....7/2/13..........................15:42 Glen Eagles Dr...........................Medical...............................7/3/13..........................10:06 Bluewater Point Rd....................Medical...............................7/3/13..........................11:25 Live Oak Street...........................Medical...............................7/4/13..........................00:45 Fairway Lakes Dr.......................Medical...............................7/4/13..........................05:15 E. Hwy. 20/Lancaster.................Vehicle accident.................7/4/13..........................11:43 Vicinity of Sailboat Dr.................No incident found...............7/4/13..........................15:17 Oaklake Lane.............................Medical...............................7/5/13..........................06:47 Merchants Way..........................Medical assist....................7/5/13..........................10:22 Rosewood Way..........................Public assist.......................7/5/13..........................10:57 Meadowbrook Ct........................Dispatched & cancelled....7/5/13..........................11:45 Sunset Beach Cir.......................Wind storm.........................7/5/13..........................13:52 Lakeshore Dr./White Point.........Good intent........................7/5/13..........................17:23 White Point Rd...........................Dispatched & cancelled....7/5/13..........................18:22 White Point Rd...........................Dispatched & cancelled....7/6/13..........................01:17 White Point Rd...........................Excessive heat...................7/6/13..........................18:39 Hickory Street.............................Medical...............................7/6/13..........................21:37 Tee Street...................................Dispatched & cancelled....7/7/13..........................13:12 Sunningdale Cv..........................Medical...............................7/7/13..........................17:56 Bluewater Blvd...........................Alarm system activation....7/7/13..........................19:30 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: Buck Rogers Wanted for: Fraud-False Statement X2/Utter False Instrument X6/Poss. of Blank or Fictitious Unlawful Driver's License or ID/Witness Making False Written Declaration X2/FraudImpersonation/Possession ID of Another Without Consent/Counterfieting of Public Record X2/Misdemeanor PerjuryX2 Height: 5-feet, 11-inches Weight: 200, Age: 52 Date of birth: 04-26-1961 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Christopher Lloyd Kelley Wanted for: Theft Height: 6-feet, 0-inches Weight: 165 Age: 43 Date of birth: 11-13-1969 Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Page A-4 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 1181 E. 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submit to colleges in the early fall. Camp College meets for four, half-day seminars. July 29-Aug. 2, Tuesday-Thursday from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $80. Grade 12. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Math PSAT/SATThe Math PSAT camp is targeted toward 9th and 10th graders, and the Math SAT camp is targeted toward 11th and 12th graders, but students may choose the course work that fits their readiness. Both camps will teach math testing strategies. July 22-26, Monday-Friday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost: 80. Grades 9-12. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. English PSAT/SATThe English PSAT camp is targeted toward 9th and 10th graders, and the English SAT camp is targeted toward 11th and 12th graders, but students may choose the coursework that fits their readiness. Both camps will teach English testing strategies. July 29August 2, Monday-Friday, from 811:30 a.m. Cost: $80. Grades 912. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Science and Nature Science CenterThe Emerald Coast Science Center, 139 Brooks St., will offer several summer science programs for junior and intermediate scientists. Ongoing camps run from now until Aug. 9, from 9 a.m.noon or 1-4 p.m. Cost: $100 for ECSC members, $120 for nonmembers. Discounts available, call for more info 664-1261 or visit ecscience.org.Zoo CampThe Zoo at Gulf Breeze, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, will offer the following camp programs from children kindergarten through 8th grades: July 15-19 and July 22-26. Costs range from $65-$310. There will also be opportunities for students grades 10-12 to attend counselor certification daily from 8:30-3:30 or Zoo Crew from 8:30-3:00 p.m. Cost: $200 for members, $265 for non members. Info: 932-2229, or visit gulfbreezezoocamp.com. Crazy Rocket ScientistEach camper will build and launch an Estes rocket, explore simpler rockets and propulsions and avionics. July 15-19, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $80. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Robotics This camp will teach students how to build and use Lego Robotics. July 22-26, MondayFriday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $100. Ages 8-16. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy EngineeringIn this camp, students will build model airplanes, bridges and construct mouse trap cars. July 29August 2, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $80. Ages 1015. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Fine Arts Theatre residencyThe Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and the Emerald Coast Theatre Company will hold a oneweek summer theatre residency, July 21-27, at Destin Elementary School. Group auditions will be held for the production of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp on July 21, from 3 a.m.-4 p.m. for students entering grades 2-12. A ticketed public performance of the play will be performed on July 27. Cost: $125 per child. Info and registration: 650-2226, mattiekellyartsfoundation.org. ADSOThe Arts and Design Society offers Kids' Fine Art Camp. Classes begin on Monday with the ancient skills of clay artistry and feature a different medium each day including drawing, painting and printmaking. Each week ends with an art show and reception for the families during the second half of Friday's class. There are two remaining sessions of the camp, organized by age groups. Session 3: ages 6-11, July 1519, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Session 4: Ages 6-11, July 1521, 13 p.m. The cost for each of the weeklong sessions is $60 per child ($50 for the children of ADSO members). Pre-registration is required by Friday, July 12. Classes will be at the ADSO Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, FWB. For further information or to register, call 244-1271, or visit www.artsdesignsociety.org.Sports Martial Arts Martial Arts Combat Academy, Niceville, is taking registrations for an ongoing camp for kids ages 4-15, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 4:45-5:30 p.m. for ages 4-8 and 5:45-6:45 for ages 914. Defensive strategies for kids in an upbeat atmosphere with games and prizes for all. Cost: $75 monthly. Info: 749-9430, 8650324 or visit martialartscombatacademy.com. Karate C.D. Williamson Karate, 1085 John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, is offering three week long sessions of day camp for kids aged 4-12. The next session will be July 2226 and the final session August 59. All sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $149 for one week, $240 for two weeks or $300 for three weeks. Activities will range from water balloon battles, ninja Nerf wars, special guests and, of course, karate lessons. Call 729-1950 for more information.TaekwondoMartial arts summer camp will be at Palmers ATA Taekwondo July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug 2, Monday through Friday each session. Open to ages 5 and up There are half day sessions starting at 12 p.m. until regular class time. Tuition for a half day session is $89 for one, $169 for two and $219 for three family members. Full day sessions are from 8 a.m. until regular class time. Tuition for a full day session is $129 for one, $249 for two and $349 for three family members.FootballThe tenth annual Niceville Eagle Football Camp will by July 29-30 for ages 7-12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Preregistration is required, cost is $35. For more information call 833-4263 or 833-4114 x1362BasketballA basketball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym July 22-26, MondayFriday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Boys and girls grades 3-7. Cost: $80. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. TennisBluewater Bay Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive, will host an ongoing summer camp for children and teens ages 5-17 to discover or enhance their tennis skills. There will be 11 sessions, half-day, daily and weekly options, June 10-Aug. 23. $45 per session, for. registration and info contact Bryce Cunningham at 897-8010 or by emailing b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.com Camp programs Summer recreationRegistration is ongoing for summer recreation for kids entering grades 1-5 at Niceville United Methodist Church. From now until July 31. Info: nicevilleumc.org/recreation, or 678-4411, ext. 145. Kinder KnightsKinder Knights Educational Program is Rocky Bayou Christian School's summer academic-enrichment program for preschoolers. Each week, there is educational instruction and other activities, as well as a weekly field KIDSFrom page A-1Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 20%70%NOW thru July 31OFF850-244-5252 www.DiamondWorksJewelry.com 323 Page Bacon Rd. Park Place Plaza Mary EstherDiamond Worksinc. ANNIVERSARYSALE! WERNHER RYALS Boat Captain & NRA InstructorNorthwest Florida Outdoor Adventure & Recreation Serviceswww.outdooradventureservices.com --Salt &Fresh Water Charter Fishing --Firearm Training & Concealment ClassesCall Today! (850) 865-5334Create Your OwnOutdoor Adventure! Please see SUMMER, page A-8 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 From the moment she was born I promised to love her, to protect her from all the monsters under her bed, and to support her and all her dreams. From the moment she was born I promised that I would always provide for her, no matter what. Thats why I bought Life Insurance, because from the moment I held her I wanted to secure her future in case I couldnt always be there for her. Because its not about my life, its about hers. Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon For fragile, broken hair 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! 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. 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recently released by the Air Force, particularly with regards to noise it might bring to Niceville? Eglin and Niceville have had a great relationship over the years. I believe that is the direct result of good and honest communication with one another. A lot of work went into studying and balancing impacts to Eglins mission and those to the surrounding communities. Although the report isnt what some folks had hoped for, I believe the rapport and the trust built up over the years between Eglin and Niceville will go a long ways into minimizing impacts to our city. Do you think Niceville property values will continue to increase in the near future, and what can the city to maintain such growth? I do believe property values will continue to increase. We have a great Mayor and City Manager who have been together for 40+ years. Their leadership and vision, along with great city employees, A+ rated schools, and closeness to Eglin AFB, Niceville is a desirable place to live. Additionally, the Ruckel property located near the Ruckel airport was recently annexed into the city and will begin development in the near future. As a result, I think we will see more people moving into the area. In order to support the expected growth, we will have to hire more firemen, police officers, and public works employees. Additionally, there will be a need to purchase and repair the necessary equipment that will be needed to provide those services to our citizens. So, the challenge will be to develop budgets that support the expected growth, but don't hurt those on fixed incomes.Armand Izzo Address: 4010 Sugarcane Creek Run Age: 54 Occupation: Systems Engineer & Senior Program Manager for TASC, Inc., a Defense Department Contractor How long have you lived in Niceville : 9 years Why are you seeking a seat on the Niceville City Council? As my way of saying "thank you" to the residents of Niceville and more specifically the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, for selecting me as a member of the 2012-2013 Leadership Okaloosa Class. For more than 20 years, the Chamber sponsored this esteemed leadership program. It's conducted right here, at our very own Northwest Florida State College Costa Leadership Institute. It enhanced my leadership skills, keenly focused my community awareness and super-charged my motivation to give back to the community. Why should people vote for you? I have the leadership experience to solve tomorrow's problems and the drive to pursue my vision for Niceville a vision that Niceville will set the standard for other cities as the vibrant community to live, learn and play. You can read more about my experience at www.voteizzo.com. What would you like to change in Niceville? Niceville has a tremendously bright future. As Niceville grows, it will encounter issues, concerns and problems. I want to be a key member in finding the right solutions. What do you think about the revised draft supplemental environmental impact statement recently released by the Air Force, particularly with regards to noise it might bring to Niceville? We're blessed to be the home of the most sophisticated fighter on the planet. The F-35, with its Air Force, Navy and Marine variants, represents an economic impact to Niceville of approximately $13.1 million. As the F-35 matures and builds to its full complement of aircraft, Niceville will The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Stran Rentz, 32, Crestview, concrete foreman Destiny Mears, 12, Pampa, Texas, student Nothing. It s too hot. Getting to visit my grandparents here in Valparaiso. Michael Owens, 46, Niceville, phone technician Having the kids home from school.What do you like best about summer?Shandra O Neal, 29, Niceville, homemaker Johnathon Whidden, 12, Crestview, Davidson Middle School student Kristi Ivezaj, 29, Colorado Springs, stay-home mom No school! Playing in the water.The beach, boating, and seafood.Location: Lincoln Park 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. VOTINGFrom page A-1 Please see INCUMBENT, page A-7commended for their round-theclock effort to mitigate the spill. Following the spill, said Valandingham, he and other city workers collected seven water samples from various locations in Toms and Boggy bayous, both upstream and downstream from the spill locations. Those samples, he said, have been sent to a laboratory in Niceville, and results are expected later this week. Valandingham said that water in local bayous usually flows from north to south toward Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and the sewage spills occurred downstream of Lincoln Park in Valparaiso and Lions Park in Niceville, the most popular swimming areas in the Twin Cities. He said he was hopeful that few swimmers, boaters or other beachgoers had actually come in contact with contaminated water. He cautioned, however, that he is not a medical professional, and that actual information about the potential dangers resulting from the spill would have to come from health officials after lab tests are completed. Valandingham was asked why, if the spill occurred on Saturday, there was no apparent attempt to warn the public of the potential health hazards prior to Sunday, July 7, when many local residents went to local beaches to enjoy the only sunny day of the long Fourth of July weekend. He replied that Valparaiso officials notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection of the sewage spill as soon as they became aware of a potential health hazard, as they are required to do by state regulations. The Department of Environmental Protection, he said, is responsible for passing such notifications to the Florida Department of Health and all other relevant agencies. Valandingham said that the city of Valparaiso is not authorized to issue health warnings about water contamination, but that such warnings are the sole responsibility of the health department. SEWAGEFrom page A-2 James Valandinghaminvitations to students who score a 5 on the math portion of the FCAT. Craig said it recently sent a second wave of letters to 114 soon-to-be sixth graders who scored a 5 on their fifth grade math FCAT but had not scored as high on their fourth grade test. McKinley said the responsibilities of the assistant principal's are similar to a principal's, but on a smaller scale. As assistant principal, Craig will be the head administrator at the schools, and will have to evaluate teachers, create a budget, and perform other administrative tasks. McKinley said Craig's responsibilities at STEMM will be the same as Soria's were. The school will likely see its enrollment increase greatly next year, but Craig's time will be divided, while Soria's was not. The school board's agenda said the STEMM position is budgeted for, presumably meaning the school will remain open for at least another year. Jackson said previously she opposed the opening of the school. However, she said she wants every student currently there to be able to graduate from the school. Since sixth graders are enrolled for classes next year, this presumably would mean that STEMM will be open for at least the next two or three years. CHIEFFrom page A-3

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see a potential demand for more than 3,500 homes. When coupled with the creation of almost 2,500 jobs, I think we are very fortunate to be part of such a tremendous program. Do you think Niceville property values will continue to increase in the near future, and what can the city to maintain such growth? As the demand for Niceville homes increases, property values will increase too. Niceville's expansion will place demands on the city's services (fire, police, public works, etc.). I want to be an integral member in ensuring there's a balance between Niceville's growth and its services.S al M. NodjomianAddress: 162 Black Bear Circle Age: 47 Occupation: Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group How long have you lived in Niceville: Weve lived in the local area for three yearsone year in Niceville and two years on Eglin AFB. Why are you seeking a seat on the Niceville City Council? I have thoroughly enjoyed completing Dr. Bill Smiths unexpired term as a Niceville City Councilman (about 7 months). Due to the success weve enjoyed and the experience Ive gained, I now look forward to holding the seat for a full four year term. There are many more initiatives Id like to see the City initiate and more enhancements we can make to our great community. What would you like to change in Niceville? I dont think the term "change" is appropriate. That implies things arent working well. I think a better way to phrase the question is what improvements or advancements would I like to bring to Niceville? With this concept in mind, Id like to see our City continue on a path of managed growth that continues to bring in needed services while balancing our tremendous "small town charm." We need to continue advancing our "Town Center" concept and we need to build on our terrific relationship with Eglin, partnering on the development of the land on the northern edge Niceville. We also need to remain on the modernization path that weve set out on, which includes automated water meter readings, electronic books in our library, technological refresh of our first responders equipment, and similar advancements. Finally, all of this has to be done smartly, meaning in a budget neutral manner and in a way that preserves our Citys uniqueness and allure. What do you think about the revised draft supplemental environmental impact statement recently released by the Air Force, particularly with regards to noise it might bring to Niceville? From my time at Eglin and since Ive left the service, I know the Air Force has worked very hard to reduce the number of F-35 operations that may impact the community. As I understand it, the draft SEIS shows a reduction of nearly 30,000 operations, which will have a corresponding reduction of noise impact on surrounding communities. I recognize that many people that live in close proximity to the installation may not consider Alternative 1A the best choice, but given current and projected Department of Defense funding, the idea of replicating F-35 support infrastructure at Duke or other outlying fields is a non-starter. Speaking specifically about Niceville, I feel there may be some localized noise impacts. But when weighed against the positive value of hosting the worlds premier fighter and the numerous benefits that brings to our community, its a trade-off we should be willing to make. I recommend concerned citizens use the public comment process to make their voices heard and that everyone work towards a solution that serves the greatest good. As weve seen in the past, there is normally trade-space where we can find a compromise solution. Do you think Niceville property values will continue to increase in the near future, and what can the city do to maintain such growth? I dont have a real estate crystal ball, but all economic indicators point towards sustained increase of Niceville property values. Our City staff is tremendous when it comes to planning and zoning efforts and has done a marvelous job maintaining compatible growth and development. Along with the potential that exists on the Eglin property I mentioned earlier, we have some other very exciting development coming to our City in the near future. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, July 10, 2013 Page A-7 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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And, for a limited time, you can get these 20 0. great benets for only $1ferOfTime enew between July 1 and July 31 and get your annual 20 ways to better health, more fun, Business Discounts and an easier lifestyle. And, for a limited time, you can get these 20 0. Business Discounts and July 31 and get your annual membership for only $10. Call today! Niceville: alton Beach: Fort W and July 31 and get your annual membership for only $10. Call today! Niceville: 729-9463 alton Beach: 863-7590 Special VIP Benets Special VIP Benets INCUMBENTFrom page A-6 July 16 polls at city hallBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Niceville voters will decide who will fill the Group 4 Niceville City Council seat in a July 16 election. Those who live within the Niceville City limits and have registered to vote in Okaloosa County are eligible to vote in the non-partisan election, to be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. Absentee ballots may be picked up at city hall and must be received by 7 p.m. July 16. Current City Councilman Dan Henkel is running against Armand G. Izzo for the unpaid, four-year position. Councilman Sal Nodjomian's Group 2 seat is unopposed. Niceville City Clerk Dan Doucet said there are 9,663 registered voters in Niceville. He said 974 ballots were cast in the last regular city election in July 2011, representing about a 10 percent voter turnout. Doucet said he expects a similar turnout this year. Niceville has a five-seat council and a nonvoting mayor. The council seats currently occupied by Bill Schaetzle, Judy Boudreaux and Heath Rominger, will be up for election in July 2015, as will the mayoralty, currently held by Randall Wise. Paul Lux, Okaloosa County supervisor of elections, said Niceville is the only city in the county that conducts its own elections. Lux said Niceville had used hand-counted ballots until a special election in July 2012. He said Niceville ballots are counted using optical scan, in which a hand-marked ballot is read electronically. Previously, Niceville was the only city in the county to count ballots by hand. Lux said elections supervised by the county are required to be held on the second Tuesday in March. Niceville supervises its own elections, allowing the city council to designate any date. Niceville municipal elections are typically held in odd-numbered years on the third Tuesday in July. Beacon photos by Mike GriffithWorth the waitAlthough the annual fireworks show originally planned for the Fourth of July was postponed due to rainy weather, the fireworks barge waited patiently at a dock in Niceville, carefully watched by Niceville police until it was time for the fireworks to be launched on Sunday evening, July 7. Sal Nodjomian

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Page A-8 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACONtrip to the Niceville Library and Children's Park. From now until Aug. 2, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 3-5. Registration: $30. Full day: $118, half day: $70 Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Summer Day CampThis is a day camp of recreational, developmental and educational activities. Ages 5-13. From now until Aug. 2 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration: $30. Full day: $113, half day: $70 Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Band Camps Beginner Band Rocky Bayou Christian school will hold a beginner band camp July 15-19, Monday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m., to introduce children to an enriching, musical experience. Beginning band is for incoming 5th graders and any other student new to the RBCS band, regardless of their grade level. Cost: $80. Grades 5-12. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Marching Rookies This camp is for first-time members to the Marching Knights Band at Rocky Bayou Christian School, who will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of marching. July 22-26, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon. Grades 7-12. Cost: $40. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Drum LineThis camp is required for Rocky Bayou Christian students in the Marching Knight Pit & Drum Line to instill the fundamentals of percussion instruments. Attendance is by audition only. July 22-26, Monday-Friday, from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Cost $80. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Color GuardThis camp is for students in the Rocky Bayou Christian School Knights Color Guard to prepare them for the fall marching season. Attendance is by audition only. July 22-26, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost $80. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Marching BandIn this camp students will learn discipline, leadership and marching skills, while improving their musical qualities. This camp is mandatory for anyone who is going to be part of the Rocky Bayou Christian School Marching Knights Band or Symphonic Band. July 29-Aug. 2, MondayFriday, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $80. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Parks Niceville Youth CenterInline skaters, skateboarders and bicyclists can practice their jumps and stunts at the City of Niceville Youth Center skate park, 200 Campbell Drive. Cost: $2 helmet rental. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate in skating. Hours: Saturday, 11 a.m.8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Info: 279-0758. Children's ParkNiceville's William Jordan Children's Park, 204 N. Partin Drive, is ideal for the toddler to pre-teen set. The park features a bubble machine, sandboxes, play equipment and a water playground. Summer hours through Sept. 30: Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and 3-7 p.m.; Sunday, 3-7 p.m. The park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for maintenance. Cost: free. Info: 6427457. Turkey Creek WalkLocated at 340 John Sims Parkway, Niceville's Turkey Creek features freshwater swimming areas, an elevated boardwalk and picnic pavilion. Hours: 6:30 a.m.dusk. Info: 642-0072. Libraries NicevilleThe Niceville Public Library begins their summer reading program on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. with The Noise Guy in the Niceville City Council Chambers. The program is free and open to the public. Drop by the Youth Services department after the performance to pick up reading logs, suggested reading lists, schedules and information about the librarys summer events. Scheduled story times are: Birth-3, Thurs. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-6, Wed. and Fri., 10:30 a.m. Ages 7-12, Wed., 12:30 p.m. There will also be family movies, with the following schedule: How to Eat Fried Worms, 6:30 p.m., July 23 Special programs will be the Dear America Book Club for ages 9+, Gnomes and Fairy Lands for ages 7-12 and In a Galaxy Far, Far Away for ages 7-12. Registration is required for special programs. No programs the weekend of July 4. All programs are free. For more information call 2794863 x1514 or vist cit yofniceville.org/library.htmlValparaisoThe Valparaiso Community Library invites children ages from infant to five to Preschool Story Time on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Children aged five to eight can attend Elementary Story Time on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 729-5406 or email eruff@valp.org.Swimming lessons Fort Walton YMCAThe Fort Walton Family YMCA, 1127, Hospital Drive, will hold swimming lessons throughout the summer. There are eight-session classes available for ages 6 months to adults. Cost: $50 members, $65 program participants. Info: 863-9622. Destin YMCAThe Destin YMCA, 120 Benning Drive, will hold swimming lessons throughout the summer. There are four, eight-session classes available for ages 6 months to adults, MondayThursday. Private lessons also available. Cost: $50, members, $65 program participants. Info: 837-8440. More information One resource to help fill your children's summer days with fun, safe activities is the United Way Children's Summer Fun Guidebook which can be downloaded at united-way.org. SUMMERFrom page A-5Dr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a boardcertified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For more than 13 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past six years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patient-doctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, wellchild and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. According to Dr. Castaneda, Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers. Furthermore, due to genetic factors, obesity for most people is a chronic medical condition and should be treated as one. And for these reasons, helping his patients with weight management is an important concern of Dr. Castaneda s. ECFM provides weight-loss management under his careful supervision. Dr. Castaneda has been successful in assisting patients achieve weight-loss goals through individually customized programs. Gina is a patient of Dr. Castaneda's who has lost over 25lbs. Months after "graduating" from Dr. Castaneda's weight loss program she continues to maintain a healthy physique through diet and exercise. This physician-supervised weight-loss program Dr. Castaneda provides is an individually tailored, healthier alternative to yo-yo dieting on your own. ECFM accepts most forms of insurance and will process the paperwork for patients. Same-day appointments are available for acute care concerns, providing a time-effective alternative to long waits at the emergency room. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is located at 143 S. John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso between Lincoln and Washington avenues. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Friday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Contact Dr. Castaneda s courteous and friendly staff at 729-3300 to make an appointment. Advertising Feature 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS729-3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES -NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINE Internal Medicine Pediatrics Preventive Care Sport/school Physicals ImmunizationsDr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMost Insurances AcceptedGina AFTER Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program. Before AfterGina BEFORE Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program. 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SERVING LUNCH & DINNERINDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING Call today for a tour!Respite Care Day Stays -Hour Nursing2300 North Partin Dr. Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-2244 www.SuperiorALF.comAssisted Living # AL11712Specializing in Alzheimers, Parkinsons and Dementia SUPERIORRESIDENCESofNicevilleMEMORY CARE Sunset Cafe Sunset Cafe318 Valparaiso Blvd., VALPARAISO 850-678-2127 Tues.-Sun. 7am-2pm NEWHome-Cooked Daily Specials!NEW Menu! LOCATED inVALPARAISOSPORTS BAR Coming Soon! WINGS BURGERS TVS 10%Wing PurchaseHUNGRY FOR WINGS? Try our new wing saucesOffMust present coupon. Regular priced items only. Cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Offer valid Tues.-Fri. only Exp. July 31, 2013. 389-4611www.onehourair.com $3/Day!*for as little asHave aNEW A/CinstalledWith approved credit. Call today for details! ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Emerald Coast Family MedicineDr. Castaneda takes care of families from newborns to adults The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon staff writer The Niceville High School Eagles may not know it, but they have inspired more than just cheers in the stadium. They were, in a large part, the inspiration behind the footballers in Carsten Strouds sequel to Niceville, called The Homecoming, and due out July 16. Both books are published by Knopf Doubleday. While staying in nearby Destin, Stroud often crosses into Niceville to catch an Eagles game. I love the Niceville Eagles. Im an ex-football player myself. I was a linebacker, said Stroud. Stroud says he loves the area and does all his best work on the Emerald Coast. His Niceville trilogy was all written in the area. The first book, Niceville, is a fictional gothic thriller about a small town in the deep south called Niceville, but the name is all the fictional and real town of Niceville share. The sequel, The Homecoming, brings back some of the key characters readers befriended in the first book and answers many unresolved story lines Niceville left open. Stroud dreamed up the idea for the Niceville trilogy while on a road trip from Marianna to Destin. A series of road accidents during the trip that seemed connected, an overnight stay in a creepy hotel and a visit to an old Confederate graveyard percolated together to become the fictional Niceville. He credits his wife, Linda, with many of the original ideas the story is based on. Everything turned around the name Niceville, he said. While the town in his books is a place full of darkness, Stroud has nothing but admiration for the real Niceville. I find Niceville full of courtly, gentle, good hearted people, he laughed. I love the name Niceville. Nothing about your town reflects a dark evil. In fact, Stroud is a part time resident of the Emerald Coast, dividing his time between here and his home in Canada. I like the military ethic prevalent on the Emerald Coast, he said. The sentiment is returned as many of his local fans eagerly await the release of The Homecoming. While they wait, Stroud has a message to pass on the residents of the real town of Niceville, of which he is a fan. Give my regards to the Eagles especially the linebackers! The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , J J u u l l y y 1 1 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Whos NewsAlex Rhodes, has made the chancellors list at Troy University for the Spring Semester 2013. Alex is a 2011 graduate of Niceville High School. Alex is the daughter of Scottie and Rhonda Rhodes of Niceville. Alex is an English education major and has finished her second year with the Sound of the South marching band. *** Congratulations to Luke Ausley of Valparaiso who made the Presidents Honor Roll at the University of Central Florida for the Spring semester of 2013. He earned a four point grade average as an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering. *** Charles Foy recently received the Florida American Legion Eagle Scout of Year Award. Charles was presented his $2500 scholarship check, plaque and an American Legion Eagle Scout Medal at the American Legions State Conference held in June in Orlando. Family Dental CareCompassionate Personalized CareRestore Your Smile, Keep Your ScheduleBeautiful SmilesBegin Here CEREC delivers top quality restorations in one visit, so you can get back to what matters most.Same Day CrownsComplimentary Second Opinion(Includes Free X-Ray, D0220, D9310) Comprehensive Family Care Advanced Sterilization Techniques Luma Arch Whitening In Office Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding Preventative Dentistry Custom Crowns/ Bridges Implant Restoration Gentle Nitrous Oxide Digital X-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 Photo courtesy of Michael Lionstar Eagles at Gulf Coast RegionalRising NHS senior Jalen Douglas catches the ball for a touchdown during the Gulf Coast Regional Select 7 on 7 June 27-28. Niceville fell one game short of reaching the championship.Roadblock fuels Fireworks FundGerald Carter and Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin were panhandling at Palm and John Sims as part of the Eglin Association of Chief Master Sergeants annual fundraiser to raise money for the Firework s Fund June 29. The annual fireworks show over Boggy Bayou is paid for completely from fundraising efforts, aluminum can recycling and from the sale of limited edition, patriotic T-shirts for sale at a number of locations, including the Niceville Public Library, for $10 each.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Alex Rhodes Cram the Van this SaturdayAngela Wilson, left, her son Drew and Bobby Price donate school supplies during last year s Cram the Van campaign This year s school supply drive will be held Saturday, July 13, at the Niceville Walmart. Martial artistsMembers of the Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County earned their yellow belts Tuesday, June 25 at Palmer s ATA, Niceville. Pictured from left, Marina Mayer, Annie Cameron, Francia Siers and Michelle Cabrera. BE A HAPPY SELLER! LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netwww.nicevillekw.com 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated.S S O O L L D D i i n n 2 2 3 3 d d a a y y s s ! 318 Jamaica WayCall me to list your home! Selling our first house was a breeze with your professionalism and expertise. We couldnt have asked for a better Realtor or easier experience. I look forward to hearing from you soon!Selling this summer? Call Linda Zickler today! Homecoming, sequel to Niceville, out July 16 Charles Foy 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. 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Give blood Wednesday, July 10, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville from1-5 p.m. All donors will receive a movie ticket. Animal interaction The Department of Environmental Protections Henderson Beach State Park will host the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors Thursday, July 11, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.. In addition to learning how the animals were rescued, you will learn what they eat, where they live, and how they survive in the wild. Be sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities. Event weather permitting. Senior fellowship Twin Cities Senior Citizens Club will meet July 11 at 1 p.m. at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. There will be a patriotic performance by The Gold Diggers. Entree provided, please bring a dish to share. Food, fun, and games. For more info call 543-0869. History sandwiched in Free lunchtime lecture, Your Heritage Ladder, at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso on July 12, 12 p.m. presented by Charlene H. Grafton, local author of Whats In Your Genes? Human Threads Linking Genetics and Genealogy, Autographed books are available in the Gift Shop & Book Store. Bring a sack lunch an enjoy an informal lunchtime education program. This lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please call to reserve a seat. 678-2615 Cram the Van drive Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sharing and Caring volunteers will be at the Niceville Walmart for Cram the Van, a United Way sponsored program. Volunteers will be accepting donations from shoppers in support of our area children. Give blood Saturday, July 13, Walmart, Niceville from 12-6 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 gift card. Genealogy group meets The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold a monthly meeting on Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Museum meeting room located at 115 Westview Dr., Valparaiso. The speaker will be Farris Blue Heron (Wah-Ka-chobee) Powell. A Dutch Treat lunch at a local restaurant will follow the meeting. We welcome visitors. For more info call 678-2023. Ladybug regatta Bluewater Bay Sailing Club is having a ladybug regatta July 13 with registration at 10:30 a.m. at Bluewater Bay Marina and boats starting off at noon. There will be one class, nonspinnaker and all competing boats must be helmed by ladies. Entry fee is $35. For more information, please call Denis Duhaime at 855-3285. Lewis volleyball car wash The Lewis Volleyball Team will be hosting a car wash and bake sale for donations on July 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lewis School parking lot at 281 Mississippi Ave, Valparaiso. Hurricane help expo The Niceville Walmart will host a hurricane help expo in their parking lot July 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the booths will be Okaloosa Emergency Operations, Okaloosa Sherriffs Dept., Okaloosa Gas, Gulf Power, PAWS, Red Cross and the Niceville Fire and Police Departments. Information on hurricane awareness and preparedness will be available. The event is free and open to the public. Biker benefit Brothers Forever will be hosting a poker run July 13 to benefit breast cancer research. Registration begins at 9 a.m., ride starts at 10 a.m. For more information call Snoopy at 374-2989 Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry presents The Quicks from Smyrna, Tennessee on July 13 at 6 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Call the church at 682-5525 for more info or visit libbyandfriendsgospelconcerts.com Animal interaction The Department of Environmental Protections Henderson Beach State Park will host the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors Thursday, July 15, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.. In addition to learning how the animals were rescued, you will learn what they eat, where they live, and how they survive in the wild. Be sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities. Event weather permitting. Makeup and movies The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite families to a special Disney movie Thursday event on July 18 starting at 12 p.m. with Aladdin, a costume contest at 1:45 p.m. followed by Beauty and the Beast at 2 p.m., and Lion King at 4 p.m. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 PALLEAGUEFun Recreational Soccer! Ages 5-18 F or inf o: How ar d Hill, 6782182 or www .ni ce v illepal soccer.comRegistration Sat., July 13, 9 a.m. 1 p.m., NHS Cafeteria Sat., August 3, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. NHS Cafeteria Cost: Resident, $60*; Non-Resident, $70**(*Includes $10 user fee that goes to City of Niceville.) (**Includes $10 user fee plus $10 fee for players residing outside city limits of Niceville or Valparaiso; both fees go to City of Niceville.)Waiting list after August 3Bring state-issued birth certificate for players not registered with PAL Soccer in Fall 2012. Age Group Birthdates VIP(Children w/ disabilities) Aug 1, 94Dec 31, 08 U6 Aug 1, 07Sep 1, 08 U8 Aug 1, 05Jul 31, 07 U10 Aug 1, 03Jul 31, 05 U12 Aug 1, 01Jul 31, 03 U14 Aug 1, 99Jul 31, 01 U19 Aug 1, 94Jul 31, 991. U6 and VIP teams are co-ed. Separate girls and boys teams in U8, U10, U12, U14 and U19. 2. Uniforms provided (jersey, shorts, socks for VIP & U6 through U14; shirt only for U19). Players keep uniforms. 3. Accidental medical insurance and registration with Soccer Association for Youth included.B eginning Ref eree Cou rse :August 10,15 & 21 Go to fsr-inc.com, Become a Referee tab to register.COACHES NEEDEDSign up at registrationTEAM SPONSORS NEEDED$200 for U6 through U14; $100 for Each Subsequent Team. $100 for U19 Start Smart Soccer! Ages 3-5Cost: $25 Parent participation required. Call Nikki Hobbs, 279-3081, for information. Donate used, good-condition soccer cleats. Exchange or buy at registrations.Contact Jody Osborne, 410-404-6799 or jodybosborne@gmail.com. Volunteer ushers appreciated, neededVolunteer ushers are invaluable to Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College and more are needed. Pictured with House Manager Delores Merrill, far left, C.V. Miller and Sandy Miller, Marsha Hooten, Dodie Glowa, RoseLyn Stone, Betty Doyle, Jean Smith, Gloria DeBerry, Jim Washington, John Hooten, Nancy Litten, Lee Fryer, Ron Altman, Roxanne Ruckdeschel, Chuck Hightower, Una Heavener, Dave Kaplan, Ellie Hightower, Sharon Johnson, and Dave Hyre. For information on becoming a Mattie Kelly Arts Center usher, contact Delores Merrill, House Manager, at 729-6065.Page B-2 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON ADVERTISE HERE! With prices starting at only THE BEACONSAT YOUR SERVICE ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $20.55. per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of this incredible bargain! ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $20.55 per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! 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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON CHURCHDIRECTORY The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 In the Service IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 3-711:01 a.m. Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm Support for Heritage Museum Coastal Bank and Trust donated $1,000 to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in support of their upcoming July 20 event, Night at the Museum, an event that combines theater, history and a food and wine tasting. Pictured left, museum manager Gina Marini, and Coastal Bank and Trust branch managers Shirley Daniel, Vickie Dutton and Ellen Hruzek. NVLL 9-10 All-Stars win districtThe Niceville-Valparaiso Little League 9-10 year old team are the All Star District Champions for 2013. The tournament was held in Shalimar June 22-26. Niceville went 3-0 in the double elimination tournament, outscoring their opponents 29-8. In the championship game, Niceville defeated DeFuniak Springs 12-2. Pictured from left top row, Coach Eric Topel, Manager Jim Loftis and Coach Wes Koger. Middle row, Alex Reichel, Jack Messmore, T.W. Key, Brennan Russell, Luke Loftis, Kaden Geisler, Sam Carrell and Jaxon Topel. Bottom row, Brady Koger, Dominic Mahoney, Kody Rothchilda and Aidan Dark. Mudcats win NVLLB tourneyIn a display of good sportsmanship and friendship, two teams met in the NVLLB 8U Championship Game on June 1. The Mudcats came out ahead of the River Bandits in a final score of 15-5. Pictured are the River Bandits, sponsored by Willingham Seafood and the Mudcats, sponsored by Bay Area Awards.Air Force Airman Alexandra M. Anders graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Anders is the daughter of Terry Anders of Powell Drive, Rosman, N.C., and Nethnapa Outhaitnany of Surf Lane, Niceville. *** Army 2nd Lt. Bryan L. King has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. *** Marine Corps Pvt. Andrew M. Clark son of Tammy S. and Anthony O. Walker of Freeport, Fla., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Clark is a 2011 graduate of Freeport High School of Freeport. Alexandra M. Anders 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 Drivers: Guaranteed Home EVERY Weekend! Company: All miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease to own. NO money down. No credit check! Call 1-888880-5911 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. Unfurnished apartment in Valp. for one person. $525/month. $200 DD. Phone 850-678-1968. Leave message. CONDO FOR SALE $88,500 Lakeside-BWB Condo. Unfurnished, 1BR/1BA with upgraded appliances. Short drive to Eglin & Hurlburt AFB. Close to beach. Call 850-803-4563. 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 WhiteWilson 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.nhsclassof93 reunion.com If you want Niceville to know, say it in the Beacon. House cleaning in BWB and Rocky Bayou areas. Call 850-376-4610. Housekeeper. Bluewater Bay family seeking dependable person to clean, iron, small projects. Experience and references required. 16 hours/week. Call 8557076 Warehouse space available, 700sf warehouse. $425/month.For more information, call 8974149. 419 Adams Ave., Valparaiso. Help Wanted Homes for Rent Legal Notices Services Wanted Warehouse for Rent Help Wanted Homes for Sale Reunions Homes for Sale Warehouse/Office Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Help Wanted Help Wanted CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. Stop In For All Of Your Real Estate Needs. Our door is open and we look forward to seeing you! Or give us a call at (850) 678-5178. 1821 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, Florida 32578 www.CarriageHills.com Realtor@CarriageHills.com1821 John Sims Pkwy.Welcome! 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SFPRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor more information call897-6464 City of ValparaisoFull Time PositionCable TV TechnicianThe City of Valparaiso will accept resumes through Friday, July 19, for the position of Full Time Cable TV Technician for our Broadband Communications Department. This is an entry level position. Must have cheerful personality and enjoy working with the public. Knowledge of Communication Services is preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must pass a background search, pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical. Drug Free Workplace, EOE. Send resume to: City of Valparaiso, Attn: CATV Manager, 465 Valparaiso Pkwy, Valparaiso, FL 32580, or fax 850-6784553 or bring to Valparaiso City Hall, resumes will not be accepted by email. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Capture the Eglin and Hurlburt markets in the base newspapers! The cost-effective way to reach your customers on Eglin Air Force Base & Hurlburt Field! LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW YOUR BUSINESS.Advertise in At Your Service The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot & The Green Beret(850) 678-1080

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