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The Bay beacon ( July 24, 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 24, 2013
Publication Date: 01-21-2009

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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
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System ID: UF00099641:00230

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 24, 2013
Publication Date: 01-21-2009

Subjects

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

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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: UF00099641:00230


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W ednesday 6 p.m. Get some food for thought on improving your childsand yourlife through diet at a seminar by Destin neurologist Dr. Rodney Soto at the Niceville First United Methodist Church, Room 800. Its free. Call 678-7100. W ednesday 7:30 p.m. If you find yourself yawning over entertainment opportunities, try The Drowsy Chaperone at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. Tickets are $45. Call 7296000. F riday 11 a.m. Terminate your questions about artificial intelligence at the Robert E. Green Jr. Science Building, Room S110, as Dr. Ken Ford presents a seminar on artificial intelligence, cognitive science and human-centered computing. Its free. Call 729-5376. F riday 7 p.m. If the weeks work finds you beat, you may want to take in Coffee House Live at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Emerald Coast in Valparaiso. Music and an open mike are part of the fun. Call 217-8481 or 6781561. Satur day 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Check out todays version of artificial intelligence at the free Computer Expo 2009 at the Northwest Florida State College Building K. The event, which focuses on the home computer user, will include 20 free how-to workshops. More on these and other events, CALENDAR,B-6By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer A Valparaiso woman was arrested on fraud and theft charges after allegedly stealing the identity of a Niceville doctor and using the doctors personal information to open a bank account and several credit card accounts in the victims name, according to arrest reports. The womans husband also faces charges in the case after Niceville police searched the couples home. Jinsey Marie Spratlin, a biller at a medical office, 25, of 13 Trevor Drive, Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 9 on nine separate charges: possession of a forged ID to obtain goods; grand theft; fraudulent use of a credit card over $300; fraudulent impersonation; forgery; possession of blank prescriptions; obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; illegal use of a credit card; and, possession of a controlled substance, according to police department reports. Jamie M. Spratlin, a militaryNanny steals doctors identity, police allegeBy Stacie Morgan Beacon Staff Writer Angela Armstrongs New Years resolution was a prayer. Jobless, her marriage in trouble, she asked God for a cleansing to start 2009 with a clean slate. Then, on Jan. 3, the mobile home she shared with her four children, on 23rd Street, Niceville, caught fire. Everything in it was lost to flames or smoke and water damage. Later, Angela gave a sheepish grin and said, Be careful what you pray for. But the story doesnt end there. It continues with the generosity of others, and new hope for a marriage that has gotten the new start Angela prayed for. When her home burst into flames, Angela, who had lost her job as a sales clerk days earlier,By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent They had fun, fun, fun till their daddies took the golf carts away, according to Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff Frank Taylor, who spoke about misuse of golf carts during a meeting last week of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU). Taylor told MSBU governing board members that there have been several recent incidents in which he caught children driving golf carts on streets in Bluewater Bay, a practice he said is dangerous and illegal. In some such incidents, children as young as 12 years were driving carts, with two or three younger kids as passengers in the two-seat vehicles. In one case, I spotted a cart loaded with kids crossing Highway 20, Taylor said. Im extra careful driving an SUV across Highway 20, he said, because of the heavy traffic info@baybeacon.com For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso 50 Wednesday, January 21, 2009 For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso COMINGUP Beacon photo by Del Lessard Temperatures dipped below freezing this week. Ahigh today near 50 degrees is forecast. Temperatures last week also dropped into the 20s, leaving these icicles on the parking lot foliage at the Niceville Burger King restaurant Friday morning.Global warming?Cracking down on illegal use of golf cartsBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent A Mid-Bay Bridge bypass around Bluewater Bay will cost at least $22.8 million, officials learned last week. The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority Thursday opened bids from seven contractors competing for contracts to construct the planned road. Bids ranged from a high of $33,337,328 from Archer Western, to a low of $22,827,782 from Anderson Columbia. The bids cover three construction projects that are included in phase 1 of the bypass: Construction of the bypass from the northern terminus of the Mid-Bay Bridge to Range Road. Widening Highway 20 to four lanes from White Point Road to the bypass interchange just east of Seminole. Construction of a back access road for Seminole streets south of Highway 20 that will allow residents to access Highway 20 at a traffic signal. No contractor was selected14 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see ILLEGAL, page A-5 Please see BYPASS, page A-5 Please see NANNY, page A-3By Del Lessard and Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writers Prominent local people, no matter what their party affiliation, agree. The most urgent priorityand the greatest challengefacing Barack Obama is the faltering economy. Other, secondary, concerns include the need for constant vigilance against terrorism, health care, and Americansdependence on foreign oil. On Tuesday, Obama was sworn in as the countrys 44th chief executive. The Bay Beacon asked a variety of local community leaders what they thought the top priorities should be for the new administration, as well as what priorities they thought President Obama himself would stress. Dist. 1 Congressman Jeff Miller Rep., Chumuckla, said, I hope the Obama administration focuses on the economy early in the term. Many Americans are hurting, and I think stimulating the economy with tax relief would be a wise start. Were not going be able to spend our way into prosperity. Miller continued: President Obama also needs to continue to support the efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq so that we do not lose ground on the progress weve made over the last 18 months. Okaloosa County Schools Superintendent Alexis Tibbetts said that while education is, of course, her chief focus, shes sure the economy will be the top priority for the new president. Maintaining high quality education in the U.S. during bad economic climate will be challenging for the new administration, but Tibbetts is hopeful based on Obamas Please see OBAMA, page A-2 President Barack Obama NFSC sets training center in DestinArtists rendering of Northwest Florida State Colleges planned First Responder Training Center at the Destin airport. The center is to be built on county land subleased from Destin Jet. In 2007 the Florida Legislature gave the school $6 million for the structure, which would also be used as an emergency operations center by Destin during natural disasters. Northwest Florida State College The Armstrong family has received generous help from the community after losing their mobile home to a fire Jan. 3. From left: Kaylynne, 12; Angela; Tristian, 10; Braxton, 6; David; and McKenzie, 5. Special to the Beacon Please see FAMILY, page A-3Family has fresh start after home burnsCommunity rallies to provide and furnish a new dwellingBypass to cost at least $22.8M T T T T h h h h e e e eB B B B a a a a y y y y B B B B e e e e a a a a c c c c o o o o n n n nEconomy seen as Obamas priority

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selection of Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education. As schools superintendent in Chicago, Duncan has been a nonpolarizing figure and has supported the same priorities that she doesscience, technology, engineering and math, as well as an emphasis on prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, Tibbetts said. As the financial crisis continues, she said, the public needs to understand that schools wont be able to deliver the same level of services. Okaloosa County Administrator Jim Curry said hes sure that the economy and the war will be Obamas priorities. But if I had his ear I would like to put right at the top, lowering our dependence on foreign oil, Curry said. When gasoline was $4 a gallon, it was a huge priority for the government, but now the issue is like a balloon that is almost out of air, Curry said. Without lessening our dependence on foreign sources of oil through domestic production and or developing renewable sources of energy, the U.S. will face the same problem in the future, he said. Related to the new administrations expected economic stimulus package to modernize aging infrastructure, Curry said, Weve all identified projects were hoping will get the opportunity to go forward. The health of the overall economy will be the priority of the new administration, said Twin Cities Hospital CEO David Whalen. I dont know that endless bailouts and stimulus packages will do more than just push the problems into the future, he said. Whalen said his top priority for the new administration would be to define what the role of the federal government really is. He suggested, maybe they need to read the Constitution, adding that he cant find anything in the Constitution that supports the federal government use of federal funds for bailouts and stimulus packages. Valparaiso city commissioner and small-business owner Brent Smith says the new president will have to focus first on getting the economy switched around. Smith said he would like restrictions and accountability to be a priority on future federal bailouts. Even a small city like us have to be accountable for every penny, he said. Smith said he would also put the availability and affordability of health care as a top priority. Speaking as a self-insured business owner, he said any medical claims quickly cause insurance companies to raise their premiums to the point of pricing people out of the health insurance market. Perhaps, he said, the federal government can create larger pools to bring down the cost of health insurance for small businesses. The top priority of President Obama will be the economy, of course; he doesnt have any choice, said David Goetsch, a business expert and provost of the Fort Walton Beach campus of Northwest Florida State College. Its also at the top of my list, he said, Americans still vote their wallets. At the same time, Goetsch expressed the fear that Americans reliance on government to solve the countrys economic problems will result in more headaches in the future. The laws of economics and the laws of politics often clash, he said. Retention of existing jobs and creation of new ones are the top priorities suggested by Larry Sassano, head of the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council. He said he feels that Okaloosa County is poised to lead Florida out of the recession with the influx of construction dollars tied to the planned basing of the Army 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, followed by planned training facilities for the Joint Strike Fighter. Sassano said the presidents top three priorities appear to be: 1) jobs and the economy; 2) halting foreclosures in the housing market; 3) freeing up borrowing for consumers. Clearly their first priority is the economy, said Niceville businesswoman and Democratic Party State Committeewoman Judy Byrne Riley. I would agree with that. She continued, second, the war in Iraq and speeding up the withdrawal and coordinating with the government there would be the priority of the new administration and herself. Riley attended Obamas inauguration in Washington, D.C. Im excited about being there when history is being made, she said. Florida District 2 Congressman Allen Boyd, a conservative Democrat whose district includes Destin and Bluewater Bay, said: My top priorities are to create jobs, grow our economy, and bring back fiscal responsibility to government, and I am hopeful that President Obama and his Administration will be a committed ally in this effort, Once we purge the problems that are fueling this economic downturn, Congress and the Obama Administration must work together to clean up the federal budget and address our long-term fiscal challenges, said Boyd, of Monticello. This can only be achieved through bipartisan cooperation. I am eager to work with all of my colleagues in Washington to put our country back on a path toward economic prosperity and fiscal health, he said. Greg Goodwin, a Niceville business owner and general contractor in residential construction, had two areas he would like the incoming president to address. Goodwins first priority would be to deal with issues in the housing market. He hopes Obama would take some of the regulations off banks so that people can begin borrowing money again for home construction. Even though interest rates have come down, loans are difficult for people to get for vacation homes, second homes and even first homes, he said. People, he said, need to realize that whenever blue collar workerssuch as framers, drywall installers, and concrete workersarent working, theyre not going to Wal-Mart every Friday to spend money. A lot of blue collar jobs in this area are related to housing, he said. Goodwin would also put a priority on the way government bailouts are handled, so that help goes to the homeowners first, rather than give it to the banking industry, which he said doesnt seem to know where the money went during the sub-prime debacle. As far as what priorities the Obama administration will really focus on, Goodwin said, Theyve got so many problems to deal with, itll be a job to decide what hes got to go after first. State Sen. Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican, said the top priority is: Economy, economy, economy. We are experiencing the worst economic downturn since WWII. We have negative productivity in many sectors because of the unavailability of credit, lack of confidence and the effects of an international financial crisis. The presidents first priority, his second priority and his third priority need to be the fundamentals of the economy. I do not believe government creates prosperity, but government can place obstacles in the way of economic activity and government can be illtimed or wrong-headed in the strategies it uses, Gaetz said. There are things government can do that will harm economic recovery and things that will help it. I think the president will have to carefully (measure) the amount of government in the economy so we dont overdose. By every indication, the president understands that everything else depends upon recovering this countrys economic vitality, Gaetz said. Im reading a book called Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, by H.W. Brands. So many of the problems were facing now parallel difficulties the country faced in 1932 and 1933, including lack of confidence in the economy and greed on Wall Street. I think Obama is seeing the same things FDR saw and that is, until the nations economy recovers, very little else will get done. Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee chair Jerry Mallory said: I think what hes making the top priority is the economy and what needs to be done to quick-start the situation, which seems to be in free fall. Im encouraged by what Im hearing on National Public Radio that both sides of the aisle seem to be willing to work together and get this thing done. I think well see some glimmers of hope very quickly. Mallory added: I think hell fall back into what his original intent washealth care. Were talking about entitlement programs that seem to be looming on the horizon and health care is one that needs to be looked at. And then theres also the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, and whether its cost-effective, Mallory said. That one seems to be coming to a conclusion in some way or another. Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce Chairman Brian Walsh said: The economy and government spending, I think. And then certainly our national security. Weve got a certain economic crisis that hes got to put his full attention to. I dont think hell have a choice but to focus on the economy, Walsh said. And then the same with national security Its always going to be an issue. The threat is always going to be there. Theres people out there who want to harm us and weve got to protect ourselves. Clearly, the economy has to be his No. 1 priority. If not, hes not going to do very well. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin said: Obviously, the economy should be the top priority. I think we havent seen the worst of things. Hes got his work cut out for him. I think the second thing would be keeping a strong, if not stronger, military, Corbin said. The Mideast is just a ticking time bomb if you ask me. Not backing away from the commitment made for defense of our country. Weve got to go back to the economy, Corbin said. You dont have a strong military unless you have some way of paying for it. The environment is obviously a pretty big issue, but I think Bush did a pretty good job with that. I know Bush wasnt a popular president, but I think history is going to find he did a lot of good things. Economist Rick Harper of the University of West Florida, said: The Obama administration is inheriting a financial sector, economic performance and federal budget disaster. Their No. 1 priority will necessarily be getting a fiscal stimulus package through Congress and then figuring out how to cut spending dramatically in 2011 and 2012 once recovery is in place. A normal federal budget deficit would be from 1 to 3 percent of gross domestic product, and we ended up just over 3 percent for 2008. But the federal budget deficit for just the first three months of the new fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, was bigger than the entire federal budget deficit for FY 2008. The budget deficit will likely hit $1.2 trillion for 2009, which is 8 to 9 percent of GDP. Peter J. Blome secretary of the Libertarian Party of Okaloosa County, said Obama should concentrate on increasing individual rights and safeguarding constitutional rights. There should be a reemphasis upon the rule of law and individual rights, which have been horribly mangled by the Bush administration, Blome said. The concept of freedom has been restricted by laws in contradiction to the Constitution. He should have greater respect for the concept of limits to government. Think about itif the government wants to restrict land usage, it can do it. If the government wants to monitor individual movements, it can do it. Thats not a good thing. He needs to allow the free market to work. This will be painful, but no more painful than government intervention, which may make things look better, but will just make things worse. Blome said he doesnt think Obama will follow his recommendations, though. His priorities will be a continuation in broad terms of the direction the U.S. government is going already, Blome said. There will be a large intervention into the economy, a continuation of our detrimental foreign policy and the increased socialization of the American public. OBAMAFrom page A-1 Alexis Tibbetts Jim Curry David Whalen Brent Smith David Goetsch Larry Sassano Judy Byrne Riley Allen Boyd Greg Goodwin Don Gaetz Jerry Mallory Peter Blome Brian Walsh Lannie Corbin Jeff Miller Rick HarperPage A-2 Wednesday, January 21, 2009 THEBEACON For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso 1181 E. 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was running errands with her children. They returned to find their dwelling a charred mess, waterlogged and reeking of soot. How do you replace baby books and the pictures that represent so many memories? Angela asked last week. Theres no way you can put a dollar amount on the things youve worked for, everything that represents your life. As Angela and her children stood, forlorn, in the middle of what was once their home, someone she called an angel happened by, delivering hot meals to the needy from First United Methodist Church, Niceville. I got there as the family was first arriving, and she (Angela) was trying to digest what had happened, said Teresa Gilland of Niceville. Angela, who did not know Teresa, remembered the warm hug the older woman gave her and the prayer she said with her. I told her Id help, said Teresa. I didnt know what I was going to do but I knew I was going to help. Teresa called her daughter, Lori Saczynski, who attends Shoreline Church in Destin. My mom called me because she knew my personality, said Lori. She knew Id be on it in a minute. She wouldnt have to call more than one person. Whenever theres been a need in the past, the people of Shoreline Church have consistently come together to meet that need above and beyond any expectations. Lori sent what Angela said was a massive e-mail that just exploded from there. Although the Red Cross had arranged for the Armstrong family to spend a few nights in the Quality Inn, Teresa had asked Angela to look around and see if she could find something for rent. Well make it happen, said Teresa. In less than two days Shoreline Church was able to gather $1,200 to pay rent for a mobile home on Crestview Avenue, Niceville. The congregation collected enough furnishings, clothes, linens, bedding, dishes, toothpaste, shampoo and other necessities to completely replace the physical household goods the Armstrong family had lost. Everything you see here, from the socks on our feet to the dishes on the counter has been given to us, said Angela with tears in her eyes. Every room is full. And its not just been the church. So many others have helped. Almost as soon as the words left her mouth there was a knock on the door. Angela opened it to find the smiling face of Sandra McCormick, a third-grade teacher at Edge Elementary, the school three of the Armstrong children attend. Sandra and Coach Lance Hill, also of Edge, were delivering a television set. Angela was overwhelmed with the generosity of the community. It was so soon after Christmas and the economy has been horrible, said. There are no words to express the thankfulness. A new home is not the only fresh start for the Armstrong family. Seven months ago, Angela and her husband, David, were separated and contemplating divorce. David, who works for MasTech Inc., a North Carolina company that builds wind turbines, was in Wyoming as an electrical foreman. He hadnt been home for months. His job kept him traveling. At the time of the fire, with the project on hold due to bad weather, David was staying in Fort Walton Beach. But the disastrous fire prompted Angela and David to reevaluate their lives, sparking a reconciliation. David is now back in the home. When Angela called me and told me what had happened, my heart fell from my chest, David said. It made me consider all that had been going on. It made me realize I cant be scared to think with my heart. Regardless of our differences, things can be worked out. It shouldnt have to take a tragedy to realize what you have. When something like this happens you reconnect to whats really important. His wife agreed. I have a different outlook now, Angela said. The bickering, the fighting, its not the way I want to live. Whatever it takes to work things out, with Gods help, well deal with it. Those four kids need both of us. Though we still have a long way to go, lets face it, hes the love of my life. This whole thing, she said, indicating the outpouring of help that helped her family rebuild their lives, got started with one person making a phone call. I know God placed her there for a reason. When I think about Shoreline Church and how generous this community has been, I cant help but think of that verse in the Bible that says the old is gone, all has been made new. FAMILYFrom page A-1 Lori Sacyznskinurse, 33, of the same address, was arrested the same date for grand theft and possession of a controlled substance, according to the reports. Police arrest reports gave the following account: On Nov. 13 the physician, a Niceville woman who police said had employed Jinsey Spratlin as a nanny, reported that Spratlin had stolen the victims personal information and had used the ID to gain entry to the victims investment account, a bank account, and several credit card accounts. The doctor showed police records from a credit card company that indicated that Jinsey Spratlin had used the victims credit card in south Florida to make numerous transactions. The doctor also reported that prescription pads, personal property, checks from a local bank and a large paycheck had also been stolen during the time Spratlin had been employed by the victim. Investigators obtained bank records and a bank video showing Jinsey Spratlin identifying herself as the victim while establishing an account at a Niceville bank, and presenting a drivers license as proof of identity. Investigators traced two of the victims checks, totaling about $1,500, to Spratlins account at another bank. Investigators obtained credit card records that showed Jinsey Spratlin used the victims credit card making numerous transactions which had her home address and phone number on the receipts. Some of the credit card transactions took place in Destin and were conducted by both Jinsey and Jamie Spratlin, and included the purchase of two computers, a shredder, electronic devices, and a $1,100 watch. Police later found the goods in the Spratlinshouse. The Spratlins were arrested after execution of a search warrant at the couples residence Jan. 9. In the Spratlinshome police found one of the victims checks made out to the U.S. Treasury for more than $5,500; a checkbook in the victims name with carbon copy receipts of two checks made out for more than $1,500; a $9,700 pay stub belonging to the victim; a bank account card with the victims name and account numbers; prescription pads with the victims name; prescription histories from several drug stores; credit card receipts in the victims name; five credit cards in the victims name; and, the victims drivers license. Jinsey and Jamie Spratlin were released on bond from the Okaloosa County Jail Jan. 10 and are scheduled to appear in a Crestview courtroom Feb. 17. NANNYFrom page A-1Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Page A-3 THEBEACON For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso Owned and operated by Rick Phelps & Jenny Propps 792 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. 7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. 678-9955 Niceville Sears Its Not About the Car ... 729-2131 Louis SkinnerIts about the precious cargo it carries. As a local independent agent,we can design an insurance program thats just right for you and your family. Give the people you love Safe.Sound.Secure. protection from Auto-Owners Insurance Company. Fine Jewelry Jewelry Repair Next day service Remounts Custom DesignPark Place Plaza 323 Page Bacon Rd., Mary Esther 850-244-5252 Diamond Worksinc. 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The Lowe Family is based in Branson, Missouri, where they perform in the Lawrence Welk Theatre. More information at: www.thelowefamily.com Tickets $22Call Box Office: 850-729-6000 or ECCA850-362-9356 Private Instruction Group ClassesBallroom, Rhythm, Swing Night Club and LatinLocated at A Dance Studio in Nicevilles Palm Plaza, the Arts Center on Eglin AFB, and Dance Elite in Destin(850)-200-7348 Gift Certificates Available S S t t e e p p b b y y S S t t e e p pB B a a l l l l r r o o o o m m The Beacon delivers your ad to more than 15,000 homes and businessesthousands more than any other newspaper in the market! Add another 15,000 distribution in the Eglin Flyer and Hurlburt Patriot!

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ArrestsSean Thomas Salisbury, a mechanic, 23, of 219 Hudson Circle, Niceville, was arrested by Fort Walton Beach police Jan. 8 for grand theft auto. On Dec. 23, Salisbury allegedly went to a new car dealer, 343 Miracle Strip Parkway, SW, Fort Walton Beach, and test drove a 2008 Kia Optima. Salisbury allegedly said he was interested in buying the car but wanted to show his girlfriend first. After signing an agreement to return the vehicle by 7 p.m. Salisbury drove away and failed to return the vehicle. Salisbury and the stolen vehicle were located Dec. 24 by the Kinney County, Texas, Sheriffs Office. * Tina Marie Chavis, 36, of 304 Reeves St., #F-1, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Jan. 7 on a misdemeanor worthless checks charge, three counts. * Nathaniel Lee Johnson, unemployed, 21, with an atlarge address, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Jan. 8, in Niceville, for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies located Johnson while investigating thick smoke coming from a wooded area across the street from the 1000 block of College Boulevard. Deputies determined that Johnson had set the fire. He later dropped a small bag of marijuana while talking to deputies. * Cory Evan Pellnitz, a painter, 47, of 5 Southwind Court, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Jan. 10 for defrauding an innkeeper. Pellnitz allegedly ate a breakfast buffet offered free to guests of a Niceville motel, 4400 Ansley Drive, although he was not staying at the motel. * Nicholas Brandon Gardner, unemployed, 23, of 20 Gulf Breeze Court, Destin, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Jan. 3, subsequent to a traffic stop, for possession of drug paraphernalia. * Marissa Ray Tucker, unemployed, 23, of 116 Nathey St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Jan. 10 for battery, domestic violence, that allegedly occurred in Destin Dec. 25. * Aaron Michael Stevens, a marina technician, 35, of 700 32nd St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 6 for lewd and lascivious molestation and violation of probation. Stevens allegedly admitted to having a relationship with a 14-year-old girl whom he planned to marry when she turned 18. * Robert Duane Penland, an inventory clerk, 50, of 320 N. Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 11 for battery, domestic violence. The charge was listed as a third degree felony due to Penland having previous arrests for domestic battery. * Anita Marion Stricklin, 46, of 305 Willingham Court, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 11 for trespassing. * David Joseph Archer, 26, of 592 Hill Lane, #8, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Jan. 8 for felony violation of probation on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * Ashley Suzanne Englert, a bartender, 26, of 210 Evergreen Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Jan. 12 for battery. * A 16-year-old Niceville boy was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 11 for petit theft that allegedly occurred Dec. 4. The boy was working as a cashier at a grocery store, 1015 E. John Sims Parkway, when he was allegedly observed ringing up discounted prices on about $70 of groceries for a female employee but only charging her $4.15. The boy allegedly admitted doing similar discounts for the other employee on at least two other occasions. * Nathan Renner Jung, 30, of 171 Wind Flower St., DeFuniak Springs, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 8 for retail theft. On Dec. 11 Jung was allegedly observed on surveillance cameras shoplifting two MP3 players at Kmart, 1140 E. John Sims Parkway, but was able to leave the store before security officers were able to intercept him. * A 13-year-old Freeport girl, a student, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 10 for retail theft that allegedly occurred Nov. 24.DUI arrestsJason Charles Hogue, a tutor, 26, of 1857 Atwood Drive, Apt. 117-M, Pensacola, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on Highway 190 (College Boulevard) at Palm Boulevard, Jan. 12 at 1:25 a.m. Hogue was also cited for speeding after being clocked by radar at 54 mph in a 35 mph zone.TheftsUnknown person(s) stole two flat-screen televisions that were screwed to the walls in two separate rooms at the First United Methodist Church, 214 S. Partin Drive, Niceville, sometime Dec. 31-Jan. 4. The stolen TVs were valued together at $600. * A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Marquette Street reported that unknown person(s) stole his 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle, sometime Dec. 20-Jan. 5, while he was out of town for the holidays. The $5,000 motorcycle had been covered with a tarp and left outside at the residence. * A Valparaiso resident from the first block of Hidden Cove Drive reported Jan. 2 that unknown person(s) had gained access to her credit card and made three online purchases totaling $1,528. The three purchases, made Oct. 23, Dec. 17 and Dec. 22, were mailed to an address in California where the victim has no friends or family. * A Valparaiso resident from the 100 block of Edge Avenue reported that sometime Nov. 15-Jan. 7 unknown person(s) entered his unlocked basement and stole several power tools, including a router, belt and flat sanders, an impact wrench, power miter box, circular saw, two jigsaws and an electric mower. The stolen tools were valued together at more than $700. College seeks money to boost shrinking aidBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Northwest Florida State College (NFSC) Foundation plans to ask some 200 regular donors to give extra money to help endowed scholarships remain active for NFSC students. The NFSC Foundation is the colleges semi-official fundraising organization. A key part of its activities is creating endowed scholarships, in which donors who want to support higher education give money, which is then invested and matched with state funds to pay for scholarships for NFSC students. Like most other institutions and individuals, however, the NFSC Foundation has seen the value of its investments, such as bonds and mutual funds, decline markedly in the past year, said Donna Utley, acting executive director of the foundation. At the same time, the State of Florida has discontinued providing matching funds for scholarship endowments, in order to cut the state budget, said NFSC President James Richburg. I dont expect to see a return of matching funds any time soon, he told the foundations executive committee members during a meeting in Niceville Tuesday. In addition, the cost of an education at NFSC is climbing. Utley said the cost to fully endow a scholarship for two years is expected to climb from about $40,068 in 2008-09 to as much as $45,991 for a two-year associates degree program. The foundation executive committee is drafting letters to about 200 previous donors, to inform them of the need to add money to their earlier donations in order to keep their endowed scholarships active; providing money to students each year. To keep a scholarship active, said the draft letter, will require an additional donation of about $1,613. Otherwise, the scholarship will not be awarded until the market recovers, according to the preliminary draft of the letter. NFSC Foundation staff members are also planning to make phone calls and schedule personal meetings with donors to explain the situation in detail, Utley and Richburg said. Potential NFSC students need not worry about their chances to get a scholarship to attend NFSC, said Utley. Despite the drop in funding, There are plenty of scholarships still available, she said. In fact, she added, Each year we have some scholarships that go unused, and we expect that to continue, so qualified students who need financial aid to attend NFSC will still be able to do so. Richburg said that students interested in obtaining scholarships should contact the financial aid office at NFSC to learn what is available and how to qualify. Areward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477.Okaloosa seeks fugitives Name: Angelia Machelle Brown Wanted for: violation of probation on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Browns last known address was on Highway 90 in Holt. Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 160 pounds Age: 41 Date of birth: 03-18-67 Hair: blond Eyes: blue Name: Cameron Lombardi Crowder Wanted for: sale of a counterfeit controlled substance with intent to distribute. Crowders last known address was on Cypress Street in Mary Esther. Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: 180 pounds Age: 32 Date of birth: 11-14-76 Hair: black Eyes: brownThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are from records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office and other law-enforcement agencies. 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Pineiro was driving a 2003 Infinity G35 at high speed, about 1 a.m., Jan. 11, 2008, when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to flip and hit a tree. A passenger in the car, Wesley Brant Faile, 25, also of Niceville, died in the accident. The accident occurred on Highway 285, about two miles north of College Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol said Faile, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the wreck. Pineiros blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was 0.16, twice the legal limit for impairment, while a blood test revealed that he had ingested cocaine and marijuana, according to the State Attorneys office. Gabriel C. Pineiro Lots ofvehicles under $12,000.Happy clicking.100% Bumper to Bumper WarrantyCARS TRUCKS SUVS 850-269-2000 DESTIN .comuniversalmotorcars TWIN CITIES CINEMA 2 Adults-$7.00 Matinee-$5.00 Child & Senior-$5.00www.TwinCitiesCinema2.com J.P.N. 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along the busy four-lane highway. Children have not been the only people misusing golf carts, Taylor said. In another case, I caught an elderly German man riding his golf cart on the sidewalk. He nearly ran over an elderly lady who was walking her dog along the same sidewalk. Taylor also said two stolen golf carts had been found on Air Force land by Eglin range patrol officers. Taylor said he has not issued any formal citations for recent golf cart violations, but prefers to warn people, including parents of children caught driving carts, of the dangers of misusing the vehicles. Florida law, he said, requires a drivers license to operate any motorized vehicle on the street, including a golf cart. It is illegal to drive a cart on sidewalks or other areas not designated for their use. On private property, such as golf courses, rules about who may operate a golf cart are up to the property owner, he said. Taylor said the cases involving children occurred when parents were not at home and kids gained access to carts, taking them for joy rides. So far, he said, no one has been hurt on a golf cart, but he is concerned about what could happen if there were a collision between a cart and a larger vehicle or with a pedestrian. Another traffic concern in Bluewater Bay has been speeding, Taylor said. He said he has recently been issuing between four and six tickets each week, especially for speeding on Bay Drive, where the speed limit is 30 miles per hour in most places, and 25 mph in others, but where motorists often go faster despite the presence of some tight curves, and numerous joggers, bicyclists and golfers driving carts on designated paths along the road. In other business during the MSBU meeting Jan. 13, board members decided on a slate of officers for 2009. Gayle Hughes will continue as chairwoman, while vice chairman will be Bart Bredenkamp, finance chairman will be Dave Strunk, community services chairman will be Doug Burgess, and communications chairman will be Dale Blanchard. MSBU management consultant Archie Jernigan told board members that proposed plans for landscaping the median of State Road 20 will be presented to the board during the next MSBU meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m., Feb. 10, at the golf clubhouse at 1950 Bluewater Blvd. Board members also agreed to spend up to $32,500 to relandscape the entrance to Chantilly Circle. Several other landscaping projects are also underway, in such areas as the island between Troon Drive East and West near Bluewater Boulevard, irrigation along Oakmont Drive, fence replacement near Lido Lake, and other areas. Upcoming projects include erecting welcome signs on the east and west boundaries of Bluewater Bay along State Road 20, on White Point Road and on Range Road, and landscaping the entrances to St. Andrews Cove and Turnberry Cove near Southwind Drive. Plans to re-stripe turn lanes at Range Road and Bluewater Boulevard, near Bluewater Elementary School, may be delayed, said Bredenkamp, because that area may be in the bypass plan which means it will likely be at least a couple of years out. Thursday, however, as the MBBA is still evaluating each bid for technical quality as well as price. A final contract award must also await completion of lease agreements with the Air Force for the land on which the roads will be built. Bridge authority Executive Director Jim Vest said he expects that to be done within the next few weeks. He said that he, MBBA board member Gordon Fornell, and MBBA attorney Mary Kraemer recently had some productive meetings with Eglin Air Force Base officials, and that the process of leasing federal land for the project is going smoothly. The four-lane bypass east of Bluewater Bay, from the bridge to State Road 20, will replace White Point Road as the toll bridges northern access road. White Point Road will largely return to its previous status as a street for local traffic. During a meeting in Niceville Thursday, the MidBay Bridge Authority (MBBA) received news of a satisfactory audit of its accounting practices. Bruce Nunnally of the accounting firm of Carr, Riggs and Ingram, reported the results of his firms recent independent audit. It was a clean audit, he told MBBA members. Everything went well, and everything in your bank and investment accounts is as it is supposed to be.Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Page A-5 THEBEACON For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso Nick Bradley, 26, Crestview, U.S. Air Force Jerry Cruz, 76, Valparaiso, security officer Earl Elliot, 65, Niceville, NFSC building code administrator Doug Phillips, 58, Valparaiso, business owner I expect him to do what he says he will do, such as get our troops out of Iraq by a certain date. I expect him to do his job and keep his promises. Clean up the mess of the last fifteen years. If he can get the economy back to where people can live decently, that would be a good ending. I dont think he can fix the economy in four years. It would be nice if he can get me a job. What do you expect from President Obama?The Inquiring PhotographerMike GriffithLocation: The Coffee Shoppe Patti Thompson, 56, Navarre, unemployed Gary White, 54, Navarre, retired Honesty. 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Expires 2/3/09 As Low AsPer AxleMost Vehicles FREE Brake InspectionTUNE UP BYPASSFrom page A-1 ILLEGALFrom page A-1 Dep. Frank Taylor Golf carts at the Bluewater Bay golf course. A sheriffs deputy says some golf cart users are driving the vehicles where they arent supposed to. Beacon file photo State offers to cut fineBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer The Florida Department of Environmental Protection yesterday offered to reduce by more than 80 percent a proposed $583,000 pollution fine against the Niceville, Valparaiso, Okaloosa County Regional Sewer Board. The DEP notified the Regional Sewer Board that it proposed to cut the civil fine it levied last year to $104,500, according to Lannie Corbin, a member of the sewer board. The state environmental agency sent the Nicevillebased sewer board a warning letter in 2006 outlining violations of environmental regulations that occurred between 2001 and 2006. The DEP followed up with a proposed consent order that sought a penalty of $583,000. Sewer board members felt the fine was unfair, since the violations had been corrected and none had caused any lasting harm. The board hired a Tallahassee law firm, Messer Caparello & Self, to represent it and negotiate a reduction of the proposed fine. On Oct. 2 the sewer board made an initial offer of $35,000 to settle the $583,000 fine, The proposed settlement listed several assertions to justify a reduced fine, including: Some groundwater violations were a result of fertilizer applied during maintenance and resprigging at a private golf course, not any actions by the sewer board. Several good faith efforts by the board, such as: hiring expert consultants to recommend better ways to correct deficiencies; failures by a previous sewer plant manager to effectively communicate with the board and DEP; and the state agencys own guidelines for calculating multi-day penalties. In October the DEP made a counteroffer, reducing its settlement demand to $215,400. However, the sewer boards attorney, E. Gary Early noted that since the DEP offer came with no explanation, we are sort of shooting in the darkas to the basis for the reduction. On Nov. 5 the sewer board authorized its attorney to make a second offer to settle at $61,000. With the most recent counteroffer from DEP, it will be up to the sewer board to either accept the latest offer of $104,500, or to ask the attorney to negotiate further and perhaps make another counter-offer.

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For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and ValparaisoPage A-6 Wednesday, January 21, 2009 THEBEACON darecs.dotphoto.comLady Rams rompRuckels Molly Mims drives to the basket and receives a foul in the Rams game against Destin Thursday, Jan. 15 The Lady Rams won, 42-6. Beacon photo by Scott SchaefflerKnights win close oneRocky Bayou Christian School freshman Kyle Pfieffer battles a John Paul II player for the ball during Saturdays soccer game in Lecanto. The Knights won, 2-1. Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonNHS lifters move onNiceville freshman Annemarie Rocca prepares for a successful clean and jerk at Thursdays Section 1 girls weightlifting qualifying meet. Rocca finished second in the event. Shell join 154-pound third-place finisher Shardae Hernandez and 183-pound winner Emily Baggett in the Super Qualifier Jan. 28 at Fort Walton Beach.Eagles pin way to win in tourneyThe Niceville Eagle wrestling team won the Fourth Annual Panhandle Championship in Crestview Saturday. It was the third consecutive year the Eagles won the tourney. A dozen Niceville wrestlers placed in the tournament finals, 10 of whom made it to the finals. Winning weight-class championships for Niceville were Jacob Green (119 pounds), Lance Murray (145) and Nate Hartely (152). Finishing second were Taylor Nixon (112), Dan Dunwald (125), Garrett Finke (130), Justin Dunwald (135), Brett Lamb (140), Haden Meyer (160) and Tim Peragoy (171). The Eagles registered 30 pins in 35 bouts as Niceville easily topped second-place Mosley, 273158.5. Fort Walton Beach High School finished third with 116 points. Super Bowl Party! 5 p.m. 9 p.m.$1.00 DRAFT& MUNCHIES GIVEAWAYS! SUPERFOOD &DRINKSPECIALS! GRANDOPENING THIS IS WHERE THE ACTION IS!L.J. SCHOONERS DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR850-897-6400 Located at the Bluewater Bay Marina Complex, Niceville. 3 minutes off Hwy. 20 at the end of Bay Dr. of our New Bar! THE NEW G U M B O G U M B O SEAFOOD SEAFOOD Steak Buffet & Open Grill$253-6 p.m.Per Person in Pub CONTESTS! PRIZES! GIVEAWAYS! NOW PRESELLING NOW PRESELLINGTICKETS TICKETSBuffet includes: FREE Draft Beer from 3-8 p.m. 16 oz. Bone NY Steak, Baked Potato Smoked Gouda, Mac & Cheese, Salad, Veggies Steamed Shrimp, Chips & Dip, Hot Dogs, Beans, Cole Slaw, and MoreAlso: 1 Box on Square Board 4th Annual Chicken Wing Eating ContestStarts at 3:30 p.m. Palm Plaza, Niceville 678-5072Open Super Bowl Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. PRIZE GI VE A W A Y S A T H ALFTIME 1st Quarter Prize: $100 Perrys Gift Card 2ndQuarter Prize: $100 Ruths Chris Gift Card 3rdQuarter Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card End of Game Prize: $200 Visa Gift Card FIRST 100 PEOPLE GET ON BOARD D D D DO O O O N N N N T T T TM M M MI I I I S S S S S S S ST T T TH H H H E E E ES S S SA A A A L L L L E E E EA A A A T T T TB B B BE E E E S S S S T T T TB B B BU U U U Y Y Y YC C C CA A A A R R R R P P P P E E E E T T T T, , I I I IN N N N C C C C. . .Carpet Tile Wood Area Rugs Window Blinds Residential Commercial115 Bullock Blvd Niceville (Behind Gulf Power)(850) 678-0041darecs.dotphoto.comRuckel falls to MarlinsRuckels Colby Billings makes a pass to try to beat the Destin defense Thursday, Jan. 15. The Rams dropped the game, 49-40. Nail NailPlace PlaceThe TheWinter Special$500OFFPEDICURESPresent coupon with purchase. Exp 2/3/09Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon to get $5.00 off.Open 7 Days Gift Certificates Available 897-2027Across from WALGREENSat White Point Rd.

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By Stacie Morgan Beacon Staff Writer Valparaiso Elementary School children in grades kindergarten through fifth will soon be learning the basics of piano/keyboard playing, a skill not previously taught in the school's general music program. The Okaloosa County School District approved Jan. 12 the disbursement of $22,995 for the purchase of the Yamaha Music in Education program. The money was made available through $150,000 in discretionary funds of capital outlay money made accessible to each school board member's particular district. Howard Hill, the District 5 board member for the Twin Cities area, brought the request before the board. Michelle Tredway, music specialist and schoolwide music instructor, said, "I've been wanting this program ever since I first heard about it, about five years ago." Tredway, who also gives piano lessons, said the program allows for classroom keyboard instruction, yet individual assessment as well. The 15 keyboards can be "split," said Tredway, allowing for two learners with headphones at each keyboardboth able to access a middle C. The students may play together or individually. The main computer station, off which the instructor works, allows "for group instruction," the teacher said. "With split keyboards every child can have a seat and I can monitor them all. They can read as a group, they can create, perform and respond." Tredway said once the students have completed the music education program they will "have a great concept of what you do with a keyboard," as well as achieved greater "growth in music literacy. This will be a huge stepping stone for them." The Yamaha Music in Education program includes all curriculum, teacher resources, software, adapters, a remote control, software updates for life, technical support and installation. No additional expenditure is required for upkeep. "This is a fantastic way to bring high quality technology into the music classroom," Tredway said. "The program will marry right in with what we need." The program should be up and running in one month. By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer For almost 60 years Niceville resident Cecil "Pete" Kilpatrick has had a knack for building things out of material most of us toss awaymatchsticks. With 32 matches to a box, Kilpatrick says it took about 285 boxes and six weeks of his time to build the three-foot-tall model of a three-masted sailing ship that sits on a matchstick stand, gracing his living room. The room is filled with decorative matchstick piecespicture frames, a table clock, fruit bowls on graceful pedestals, knickknack stands and a pair of stairways to heaven that display his collection of ceramic angels. Born in Glendale 74 years ago, Kilpatrick has lived in Niceville since he was 9. He created his first matchstick art piece when he was 15 years old, a 4by 6-inch matchstick church. Since then he's created numerous churches, lighthouses, sailing ships and other decorative items that he's given away to family, friends and charity. "I've built so much stuff I didn't even remember building my daughter a clock," until she reminded him her that he had, several years ago. "I just like to do it, especially now that I'm old," he said. Four heart attacks and poor vision in one eye have limited Kilpatrick's mobility. He no longer drives and stays pretty much to his tidy compact apartment on Camellia Drive. "I just have a lot of time on my hands," he said. "This (hobby) seems to do the trick. At least I have something to show for it." Pete says he is completely self-taught and relies on his imagination to design churches, lighthouses, sailing ships, fruit bowls, knickknack stands, picture frames and other objets d' art. He first lights each match to give it the darkened end that he then weaves into geometric patterns on each matchstick masterpiece. He measures, sizes and cuts and bevels some of the match ends to create the light and dark geometric designs embedded into each of his sculptures. He uses an inexpensive steak knife and a home-made jig on top of his kitchen table to trim and size each matchstick, then uses a white glue that dries clear to attach the sticks to each other in a panel. "I ain't got no fancy tools, but I get the job done," he said. Every two or three years, Kilpatrick donates a few of his creations for auction to support his church, Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. Last year, he built a couple of fruit bowls out of matchsticks for the church auction and to support its Lottie Moon mission campaign. "I love to help the church because I love God, he said. I put my faith in Him." For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso Page B-1 Wednesday, January 21, 2009Beacon ExpressOUR TOWN POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service 110 N. 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Ken and Mae Wright of Niceville, attained a marital milestone with the observance of their 50th wedding anniversary Dec, 19. The couple received a congratulatory greeting card from the White House, signed by President and Mrs. George W. Bush. Ken is a civil service employee at Eglin. Mae, in addition to serving in a nonsalaried position as the family guidance and financial counselor, also volunteered for 14 years at Plew and Mary Esther elementary schools, tutoring students in reading. Ken and Mae were childhood sweethearts and exchanged marriage vows on Dec. 19, 1958, in Wichita Falls, Texas where Ken was serving in the Air Force. They have three sons, three grandsons and one granddaughter. They include Ken Jr., his son Drew and Drews mother, Ginny; David, wife Tonia, and son Jacob; Steve, his son, Noah, and daughter, Savanna and their mother, Janna. A celebration of their milestone is planned for a later date. For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and ValparaisoPage B-2 Wednesday, January 21, 2009 THEBEACON Art exhibit explores dark sideArnold Meschesvision isnt for the faint-hearted By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent For those whose taste in art favors a darker vision, the paintings now on display at the Mattie Kelly Art Center Galleries of Northwest Florida State College are made to order. In an exhibition titled, Anomie 1492-2006, artist Arnold Mesches portrays images of America that depict the nations history in scenes of grotesque, fragmented absurdity. For example, a painting of the American centennial celebration of 1876 seems to show a school play and a fireworks display, but on closer examination, the viewer sees that the school children resemble zombies and demons, and the fireworks look less like a celebration than a burning city on a hill. According to his Web site (arnoldmesches.com), Mesches was born in the Bronx borough of New York City in 1923 and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. He moved to Los Angeles in 1943 where he began his career as an artist, and returned to New York City in 1984, where he lived for 18 years before moving to his present home in Gainesville. He is married to novelist Jill Ciment. Throughout his career, Mesches has had more than 100 exhibitions of his work, and has taught art at schools throughout the nation. His current exhibit at NFSC runs through Feb., 19. For information, call 729-6044. Since late 1989 and until mid 1996, said Mesches in a written commentary on his works, I had been making an imaginary timeline paintings and collages that include overt and subtle references to the overlapping histories and multicultural aspects of life on our planet. The large acrylic paintings encompassed postmodern concepts with old master techniques and structure. In the collages I drew, photographed, pasted, projected, borrowed and invented, I used past and present images to pose questions I have been unable to answer, historic propositions that seem to have no clear conclusions. I used every technique I know to give form to my ideas. The paintings were historically dated after the painting was finished, after the painting was a painting on its own, he wrote. The series, wrote Mesches, is entitled Anomie, the definition of which has to do with a condition of society marked by the absence of moral standards. In a broader sense, said the artist, they are the conceptual admixture of reality and the surreal I have been striving for over these 52 years of painting and activism; they incorporate all that I know and believe about past and present painting, about surfaces and content. The series, the more it developed, incorporated pertinent, though often disparate, historical and personal images I had carefully hoarded, remembrances I have purposefully, perhaps even unconsciously, retained, gleaned and made relevant by the infusion of the media and art history. It seems to be a summation of my collected views on the worlds madness and inconsistencies, on beauty and ugliBeacon photos by Mike Griffith Anomie 1929 The Lighter; The stock market crashes. In this painting, a pair of wealthy-looking people seem to be enjoying themselves in Mardi Gras style costumes, including grotesque masks. Behind them, however, lurks a monstrous cat, devouring its bloody prey. One wonders who is next on the menu. Mae and Ken Wright on their wedding day. Mae and Ken Wright. AnniversariesE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com. 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Arnold Mesches Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater BayRitz Salon897-4466 440 John Sims Pkwy, Niceville 729-3440 nicevillepets@cox.netFresh & Saltwater AquariumsBaby Corn SSnakess Only $30 Albinos $45Latino Ring-necked Conure Sales & Installation FREE Estimates678-7925 Simpler Carpet & Tile, Inc. Anna Grace Says, Come see Indio, Theresa or my Daddy for the Best Deal. OPEN SATURDAY 9 a.m. 1 p.m209 Government Ave. NicevilleVisit us at our showroom! Please see ART, page B-3 Anomie 2006; Dog-Eared 2006. This image of a possible future includes symbols of gluttony and inhuman industrialism towering over a landscape of waste old tires, junked cars, and a giant skull next to a broken clock. Has our time run out? The only living things in the painting are a pair of junkyard dogs. While one snarls, the other stares directly at the viewer with the blazing red eyes of a hellhound. In the background, a darkening red sky could be mankinds final sunset.

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ness, evil and justice, on life over death. The paintings displayed at the Kelly Center appear to put more emphasis on madness, ugliness and evil than on beauty or justice, and show more death than life. For example, a painting called, Anomie 1929The Lighter; The stock market crashes, shows a pair of wealthy, self-satisfied-looking people who seem to be enjoying themselves in Mardi Gras style costumes, including grotesque party masks. Behind them, however, lurks a painting of a monstrous cat, devouring a bloody fish. The cat stares into the eyes of the viewer, and seems ready to come to life and leap out of the picture frame. What, or who, will be next on the menu of the beast? What Mesches calls my cynical view of the future is portrayed in Anomie 2006; Dog-Eared 2006. This grim image of a possible future includes a huge ice cream cone and a robotsymbols of gluttony and inhuman industrialism towering over a landscape of wasteold tires, junked cars, and a giant skull next to a broken clock. Has our time run out? The only living things in the painting are a pair of junkyard dogs. While one snarls, the other stares directly at the viewer with the blazing red eyes of a hellhound. In the background, a darkening red sky could be humanitys final sunset. For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and ValparaisoWednesday, January 21, 2009 Page B-3 THEBEACON Niceville: 554-D Twin Cities Blvd. 850.678.2249 Law Office of SAMUEL M. PEEK Estate Planning & Probate Wills & Living Trusts Powers of Attorney Health Care Directives Business Corporations & LLCSamuel M. Peek, J.D., LL.M. Tax678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision. Before you decide, ask us to send you free information about our qualifications and experience. ARTFrom page B-2 Bluewater home is wildlife habitatThe National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has recognized the property of Tom and Robin Stiles, Bluewater Bay, as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat site. The property attracts a variety of birds, butterflies and other wildlife, while helping to protect the local environment. With the help of NWF, many habitat enthusiasts have turned their yards and other garden spaces into enticing wildlife refuges. NWF began the Wildlife Habitat certification program in 1973, and has since certified over 101,000 habitats nationwide. The majority of these sites represent the hard work and commitment of individuals and families providing habitat near their homes, but NWF has also certified more than 2,900 schools and hundreds of business and community sites. Certified habitats can be found everywhere from post offices, hospitals and places of worship to community parks, corporate buildings and municipal facilities. The average habitat is between 1/3 and 1/2 acre, but certified sites range from urban balconies to thousand-acre areas.Going greenSome fourth grade students joined six members of the Bluewater Bay Garden Club, one day before Florida Arbor Day (the third Friday in January), to plant a Red Maple tree at their school. According to arborday.org the Red Maple is one of the most popular trees planted in the Northwest Florida area. The garden club has been responsible for planting three trees at the elementary school. "We've been planting trees here just so the children can enjoy and appreciate them," said club member Janice Heyden. Helping to water the newly planted tree are, from left: Summer Lange, Brianna Moye, Lexi Johnson and Alexander Johnson. Beacon photo by Stacie Morgan Beacon photo by Stacie MorganTalking booksChildrens' author Lester Laminack spoke with children at Bluewater Elementary School recently, and told them all about his "secrets" when it comes to writing books. One of his secrets is to carry around a special notebook in which he writes all his ideas. He brings his notebook to the airport, to the grocery store, to the park and anywhere else he happens to be going each day. Laminack told the children that the best ideas come from events that really happened. LEAGUEPLAYING AGE*FEECOMMISSIONERANGELS (COACH PITCH)5 7 $55 BOBBIE BARFIELD (368-1042) PONYTAILS 8 10 $60 ZEE HUNTER (803-4736) MINORS 11 13 $65 BUD HOWARD (585-2025) MAJORS 14 18**$70 CARLASTEVENS (598-1262)*Age as of Jan 1 st 2009 ** Player must still be in high school FEES P A Y ABLE A T REGISTRA TION *BIRTH CERTIFICATES REQUIRED FOR ALLNEWPLAYERS* GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLEWe Need Coaches & Sponsors -CALL TODAY! LAST DAY FOR WALK-IN REGISTRATION NEW THIS YEAR: MAJORS SEASON WILL BEGIN EARLY NEW THIS YEAR: MAJORS SEASON WILL BEGIN EARLY WHEN WHERE WHO24 JAN 2009 9:00 am 1:00 pm NICEVILLE CITYHALL ALLLEAGUES (Ages 5-18)

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Even in Florida, the winter months can get quite chilly and many people wouldnt want to go too long without their heater. One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning understands this concern. One of our top priorities is to be there the same day as a customer callswe want to provide same-day service as much as possible, said Kenny Sirmans, general manager. With more than 13 years of service in the Niceville/Valparaiso area, One Hour is committed to providing the community with fast, efficient and professional service. The companys motto is Always on timeOr you dont pay a dime! When customers call, they are given a two-hour windowif a technician is not on site in that two-hour window, their repair is free, said Sirmans. Our customerstime is very important to us. Not only does the company want to ensure quick service, it also wants to ensure quality service as well. We will do everything in our power to fix it right the first time, said Sirmans. The One Hour trucks are warehouses on wheels, stocked with thousands of parts so many repairs can be made quickly, without waiting for ordered parts. The majority of the parts and all labor comes with a two-year warranty. We want to go above and beyond for all our customers, Sirmans said. Along with their job, technicians have been known to help with changing a light bulb for an elderly customer or checking a smoke detector. When One Hour heard about a mother and her two small children living with a broken window unit they could not afford to fix, the entire staff pitched in to buy and install a new AC unit for the family. One Hour associates know that quality employees equal quality service. All employees have a background check, monthly drug screenings and are highly trained. One Hours pledge to bring efficient service with professional technicians is what has helped make the business so successful. The concern for the community does not stop at providing fast, courteous and correct service. The company is also going green by transitioning from R22 refrigerant to R410Arefrigerant, which is much less damaging to the environment. We are concerned about the customers, the community and the environment, said Sirmans. With a staff of 20 and the recent addition of a new truck, One Hour is ready to provide fast, efficient service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year long. One Hour serves all of Okaloosa County, and some of Walton and Santa Rosa counties. For all your heating and air conditioning needs, call One Hour at 389-4443.Advertising Feature With hands-on training as well as professional classes, all One Hour A/C employees, like Cecil Stainback and Mark Barber, are able to provide our customers with fast, efficient and professional service. Page B-4 Wednesday, January 21, 2009 THEBEACON For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $99.50 a week for 10 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARYPAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A A A L L L L L L L L A A A A R R R R O O O O U U U U N N N N D D D D T T T T H H H H E E E E T T T T O O O O W W W W N N N N The Beacons ALL AROUND THE T OWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 10 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! Have you been dropped, non-renewed or seen enormous rate increases from your current insurance company?Term Brokers Insurance Services is helping to strengthen the local economy by offering homeowners' insurance rates that can lower your premium significantly with coverage placed through a carrier rated "A Exceptional" by a national insurance rating service. Call us today for a quick quote comparison.348 SW Miracle Strip Pkwy Suite 27 Ft Walton Beach, FL 32578 850-864-2000 jana@termbrokersinsurance.comJana McDonald HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEA full service agency, your one stop insurance store!One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Beat the winter chill W W h h e e n n c c a a r r i i n n g g c c o o u u n n t t s s t t h h e e m m o o s s t t SERVING: Niceville, Valparaiso, & Bluewater Bay For Over 30 Years Specializing in Cremation Full Service Funeral Home Serving all faiths and cemeteries Out of state transfers678-77681405 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville678-77681405 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville We guarantee to show up on time or Fix It FREE!389-4443www.onehourair.com 95 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Should Call Us Today! 1. $1000 OFF 2. We Install Saturdays 3. 10 Year Parts & Labor 4. No Out of Pocket Cost for the First Year 5. Lower Electric Bill Test Drive A New Furnace & Air Conditioner Call Us for an Appointment 850-279-4620 Walk-Ins Welcome1107 JOHNSIMSPKWY. (Located in Parkway East Shopping Center, across from K-Mart in the old Network Video location) Mon-Fri. 9-6 Sat. 9-4 Wesley Academy seeking students Special to the Beacon Registration for school year 2009-10 is beginning for Wesley Academy Preschool at First United Methodist Church of Niceville, with classes to be housed in the church's new 32,000-plus-square-foot childrens building. New program offerings include fulland part-time classes for 3s, 4s and 5s, as well as a before-and-afterschool program called Gym Jam (offered by the church's Community Life Center for Wesley Academy students). Registration is now open. Children must be 3, 4, or 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2009. Space is limited. For more information on days, times, and fees, and or to download registration forms, visit fumcniceville.org/ wesley or contact Kathy Trawick, preschool administrator, at 678-4411, ext. 165, or ktrawick@fumc niceville.org.Bank gives fund $500M&F Bank employees donated $500 to the Taylor Haugen Foundation in lieu of purchasing Christmas presents for customers and employees. Established in memory of the late Niceville High School student who passed away in August of 2008, the Taylor Haugen Foundation provides support and recognition to faithbased, athletic students and community organizations through awards, scholarships and funding. From left: Janel Humphrey, Denise Wintner, Madra McDonald, Don Collins. Photo special to the Beacon OPENDAILY11 AM 10 PM OPENDAILY11 AM 10 PMwww www .giuse .giuse ppis ppis w w harf harf .com .com Watch your favorite team in our new sports bar Private Parties 821 Bayshore Drive Niceville, FL (850) 678-4229 Boat slip rentals available Now serving sushi and sashimiNow re-opened in Niceville 897-1606 GIFT CERTIFICA GIFT CERTIFICA TES A TES A V V A A IL IL ABLE ABLEIN BUSINESS CELEBRATING Stacie Jennings TinaWe have Complete Family Hair Care by Tina Gingerich PERMS HIGHLIGHTS COLOROther Services Include: Body Detox Manicures & Pedicures Facials Brow Wax ReflexologyA full service day spa offeringTotal Relaxation All Under One RoofA full service day spa offeringTotal Relaxation All Under One Roof10 Years

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For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and ValparaisoWednesday, January 21, 2009 Page B-5 THEBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Looking for a traditional family care physician serving patients of all ages and willing to make house calls? Look no further than Dr. Thaddaeus Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine. Dr. Castaneda enjoys seeing patients of all age ranges and is willing to make house calls to patients in the Bluewater Bay/Niceville/Valparaiso area if they are not able to come into the office unassisted. Dr. Castaneda has practiced on the Gulf Coast for one and a half years but has been practicing medicine for 10 years. He obtained his medical degree and did his residency at the Medical College of Ohio and was also part of an extremely successful practice in Sandusky, Ohio. Dr. Castaneda is board certified in Family Medicine and is skilled in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. He and his wife, DeAnn, who is also the office manager, have six children, Ramiah, Andrew, Makenzi, Gabriella, John and Mia. Dr. Castaneda enjoys practicing traditional family medicine and will always treat patients with respect and dignity. Along with making house calls for patients who are not able to come to his office, he will make hospital calls for his patients that have been admitted to the hospital. Dr. Castaneda sees all his patients personally each time they have an appointment. He will take the time to answer questions and address all your medical needs. I like to go above and beyond for my patientsI really enjoy providing whole family care, he said. Dr. Castaneda offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions including, but not limited to, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, asthma/emphysema/COP D, thyroid disorders, skin disorders, depression and anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and obesity. Injections and immunizations are given as well. Dr. Castaneda also performs school and work physicals as well as well child checkups. He offers preventive medicine/general checkups and cancer screening for adult patients. Dr. Castaneda also treats obesity with a medically guided weight loss program that utilizes FDA approved pharmaceutical products to help you lose weight. I also do cardiac studies and ultrasounds that are vascular related, Dr. Castaneda said. I am hoping to offer laboratory services soon as well. Many same-day appointments are available and Dr. Castaneda always tries to have the patient scheduled within two days if a same day appointment is not available. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is located at 143 S. John Sims Parkway in the Valparaiso Office Park. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or call 729-3300 for an appointment. Dr. Castaneda is now accepting patients of all ages.Advertising Feature Emerald Coast Family MedicineOld-fashioned family care Schedule Your Free Makeover Today!Call (850) 678-6758Hrs.:Tues.-Thurs.10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. Fri.& Sat.10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Parkway East Shopping Center Niceville Across from PoFolks Frame your face with beautiful brows!Let our staff show you how! Call Merle Norman today for an appointment! 897-6540www.gulfshore.rheemteam.net PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN TRUST. Steve Reynolds gulfshore@cox.net ONECALL.ONECHOICE.Put your heating needs in capable hands. Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & Pasta Serving Lunch & DinnerNOWRENTINGBOATSLIPS Bilge PubLive Entertainment Fri. & Sat. NightsHappy Hour 3pm-6pm Monday thruSaturday Beef Tenderlion Tips with a Marsala Mushroom Sauce Pan Sauteed Chicken Breast Topped With Crabmeat, Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce Jumbo Fried Shrimp Pecan Crusted Catch of the DayEarly Bird Specials $9.954:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7 Days a Week 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.com Tuesday:Steak Night(All Night -$9.95) INTERNALMEDICINE / GERIATRICS PEDIATRICS PREVENTATIVE CARE SPORT & WORK PHYSICALS WEIGHT LOSSMANAGEMENT143 S. John Sims Pkwy. Valparaiso www.emeraldcoastfamilymedicine.comMOSTINSURANCES ACCEPTED (Including Tri-care) Dr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician SAMEDAYAPPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE729-3300 CARINGFORFAMILIES NEWBORNSTOSENIORSEMERALDCOASTFAMILYMEDICINE Full Service Hair For Ladies andMenFull Service HairFor Ladies andMen I I I I n n n n H H H H a a a a i i i i r r r r T T T T h h h h e e e eHair Styling High & Low Lights Shades Hair Color Hair Extensions by Ultra Tress Brazilian Keratin Fusion Straightener Hair Extensions101 John Sims Pkwy., NicevilleTues-Fri 9-6, Sat 8-2Evening Appointments Upon Request We carry RedKen Color and Products Kenra Haircare Products Call Today! 678-1977Chamber honors movers, shakers Special to the Beacon The Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce held its annual celebration at the Eglin Officers Club Friday. Martha Miller, Coastal Bank and Trust, served as the Master of Ceremony as the 2008 Chamber Chairman of the Board, Greg Smith, Gulf Power Company, honored area businesses and individuals for their involvement in 2008. He then passed the gavel to the 2009 Chairman of the Board, Brian Walsh, Key Lime Homes, LLC. Honorees included: Volunteer of the Year, Patsy Bland, Century 21 Wilson Minger Agency. Bland was recognized for her participation in nearly all of the dozens of events the Chamber held throughout the year. She served on the Ambassadors Committee, Buy the Bayou Auction Committee and Golf Committee and has volunteered at most of the Second Wednesday Breakfasts, Business After Hours, and Ribbon Cuttings during the year. Large Business of the Year, Beach Community Bank. The bank has participated and sponsored several Chamber events, including a Second Wednesday Breakfast, Business After Hours, golf tournament and New Member Luncheons. It its new location in Niceville. Small Business of the Year, Dan Kuhn, Diamond Dan DJ Services. Since joining the Chamber in October 2007, Kuhn has found creative ways to support the Chamber as a small business and sees the value in the time invested to attend events. He is a member of the Military Affairs and Membership committees. Community Enrichment Award, First Baptist Church of Niceville. This award is presented to an organization or group that strives to make our area a nicer place to live. It offers Care Packages for troops,. food for families through the Angel Food Ministries, and support youth through the GANG Rescue and Prison Ministry. The Chairmans Award, Lorena Spillar, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Spillar was recognized for her continued support and assistance with the Chamber. She served as Vice Chairman of Special Events and on the Buy the Bayou Auction Committee, Golf Committee and Membership Development Committee. She donated condo stays and multiple door prizes for Chamber events throughout the year. Cosmetic Dentistry Crowns & Bridges Fillings Partials & Dentures Emergencies Extractions Implants Root Canals897-4488 Merchants Walk Ste 101 Niceville Olivier Broutin, D.M.D. Accepting New Patients*Minimum fee only for ADAcode D9972 TEETH WHITENING$199* Patsy Bland Dan Kuhn Lorena Spillar

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Blood drives for January Northwest Florida Blood Services Blood Mobile calendar Jan. 21: Holmes County High School, Bonifay, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 24: Minority Ministerial Network of Okaloosa County, 509 N Eglin Parkway, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25: Calvary Chapel, Racetrack Road Center, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 27: Paxton High School, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 28: Hurlburt Medical Group, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Okaloosa County Offices, Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 31: Eglin BX, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Violence support groups Shelter Houses Domestic Violence VictimsSupport Groups have begun. Meetings are scheduled Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach. The support groups are free, all information discussed in groups is confidential and no appointment is necessary. Child Care will be provided on site, and refreshments will be served. Call 243-1201 or check shelterhousenwfl.org for locations and more information. Museum seeks volunteers The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida needs volunteers to help with Florida Heritage 2010, a historic preservation and digitization project that will provide interpretation of archival collections including photographs, documents, and audio/visual recordings. Museum staff will provide necessary training. Call 678-2615. Upcoming museum events: Jan. 27, 9 a.m., museum: Niceville: A Fish Story film screening. Jan. 29, 7 p.m., evening presentation of film at the museum. Senior Center activities Bridgeway Senior Services, Valparaiso Senior Center Activities, 268 Glenview Avenue, Valparaiso for Jan. 21 -27: Wednesday, Jan. 21: Monthly Birthday Party, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22: Sing-along with Jane Smith, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23: Games, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, Trivial Pursuit, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, Games, 9:30 a.m. Senior Center programs are for people 60 and older. Meals will be served at 11 a.m. Donation will be appreciated. Reservations for meals must be made the day before by 12 a.m. (Contact number is 833-9291, Barbara Harris or Jessie Craft). Mesches art exhibit Arnold Mesches: Echoes, A Century Survey art exhibit, will be open through Feb. 18 at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd. Niceville, McIlroy and Holzhauer Art Galleries. The exhibit includes paintings and drawings that present a survey of the last century based on world history and the artists own American childhood and life. Art Challenge-Recycled Juried art show with the focus on art from recycled items, through Jan. 23, Arts and Design Societys Gallery, 17 First St., SE, Fort Walton Beach. The Drowsy Chaperone Join the fun Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, as a die-hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 hit called "The Drowsy Chaperone," and the show magically bursts to life in a glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, with thrills and surprises that take both the cast (literally) and the audience (metaphorically) soaring into the rafters. Tickets for this Broadway Series show are $45. Call 729-6000. Childs diet seminar "Diet Can Change Your Child's Life and Behavior--and Yours!" Dr. Rodney Soto, Destin neurologist, Wednesday, Jan 21, 6 p.m. Niceville First United Methodist Church, "Parents of Challenging Children Support Group." Room 800. Call 678-7100. Hospice volunteer training Covenant Hospice is seeking individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and families facing end-oflife issues and in supporting the organization. A volunteer workshop will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Niceville Covenant Hospice branch office, located at 101 Hart St. The workshop is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be provided. Coffee House Live Coffee House Live! returns Friday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Emerald Coast in Valparaiso, Coffee House Live! is being paired again with Art Live!, showcasing the work of local artists of all kinds, from photography to sculpture. Coffee House Live! will feature musical talent from the panhandle area and an open microphone, giving beginning local talent an opportunity to perform. Art Live! is open to all artists who are encouraged to display their works for sale or just for enjoyment. For more information call Dave Abraham at 217-8481 or Judy Byrne Riley at 678-1561. Artists may call Elena Roser, 678-1962, for more information. Artificial intelligence The Science Friday seminars held by the Science Department at Northwest Florida State College continue Friday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. in the Robert E. Greene Jr. Science Building on the Niceville campus in the main lecture hall, room S-110. Dr. Ken Ford, director of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola, will speak on artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and human-centered computing during his free lecture entitled Inventing the Future at IHMC. For more information, call 729-5376. New acoustic sound Montana Skies, featuring Jennifer and Jonathan Adams, is the third concert in the First Arts Concert series. The Friday, Jan. 23, presentation creates a new acoustic sound with the blending of cello, sixstring electric cello, Spanish/classical guitar, and steel string guitar. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) at First United Methodist Church of Fort Walton Beach, 103 First St. For tickets and other information: 8632436 or 243-9292. Free computer expo A free Computer Expo 2009 will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville campus in the College Mall, building K. The event focuses on the home computer user and will feature 20 free How-To workshops, vendor displays and door prizes. Cops-DJs basketball game Deputies from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office will play the staff of Cumulus radio stations in Okaloosa County in a charity basketball game Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Fort Walton Beach High School gymnaPlease email items of interest about your church to info@baybeacon.com, along with church name, address, contact number/email. If you want Niceville, Valparaiso and Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon! Call 678-1080 to advertise today! CHURCHDIRECTORY Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?Just write up a brief article and enclose a photo if possible. Email it to info@baybeacon.com. CALENDARBeacon CALENDAR2009 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday. For 16 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and ValparaisoPage B-6 Wednesday, January 21, 2009 THEBEACON Pointing The Way To JesusIMMANUELANGLICANCHURCH250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin Church Office: 850-837-6324www.iacdestin.orgSunday Morning Services 7:45 Holy Communion 10:00 Family Communion ServiceMinistries provided for children, nursery through 8th gradeW ednesday Night Student Ministry 6:30-8:00 Encounter(6th-12th grade) 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.org(Located 5 Minutes from the Eglin East Gate, across from the Valparaiso City Hall)S UND A YS Morning Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Morning Celebration Service 11:00 a.m. Evening Bible Study 5:00 p.m. W EDNESD A YS Mid Week Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Children-In-Action 6:00 p.m.Engaging...God Connecting...with others Serving...allFIRSTBAPTISTCHURCHOFVALPARAISOLead Pastor T.J. Kollar 678-7013 200 N. Partin Drive, Niceville (across from Ruckel Middle School) www.stjudes.us info@stjudes.usSunday Services 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Christian Education 9:15 a.m.Wednesday Mens Breakfast 6:45 a.m. Sewing Guild 9:00 a.m. Chapel Service 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Dinner 5:15 p.m. Adult, Youth & Childrens Classes 6:00 p.m. ST. JUDESEPISCOPALCHURCH St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool S S U U N N D D A A Y Y W W O O R R S S H H I I P P S S C C H H E E D D U U L L E E On the Parkway 1407 E. John Sims Niceville 678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com One Service at 10:00 a.m. Congregational Lunch & Meeting at 11:15 a.m. Living in Gods Amazing Grace! Special to the BeaconArtificial intelligenceDr. Ken Ford, director of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola, will speak Friday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. on artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and human-centered computing during a free lecture titled Inventing the Future at IHMC at Northwest Florida State College. The lecture, part of the Science Friday seminars, will be held in the Robert E. Greene Jr. Science Building, room S-110. For more information, call 729-5376. Please see CALENDAR, page B-7 BLUEWATER BAPTIST CHURCH...A community of believers who are joined together by a sweet, loving Spirit, supporting each other in our Christian journey.Located just past BW Elementary 4580 Range Road Dr. Haywood Day, Pastor www.bluewaterbaptist.orgSunday Morning 9:15 a.m. Bible Study 10:15 a.m. Coffee Fellowship Worship@10:30 a.m. W ednesday Evening 7:30 p.m. Prayer Service

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sium. Proceeds of the $5 tickets go to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. More information: 243-2323. UWF fitness certificate The University of West Florida Division of Continuing Education will offer "National Personal Training Certification" in Fort Walton Beach this spring. Those who participate in this course may receive CEU's for Occupational Therapist from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Board (provider number 6184). The course will be offered in Fort Walton Beach Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 24-Feb. 28. Tuition is $499. For express enrollment visit ContinuingEd.uwf.edu or call 474-2914. Student musicians wanted The Fine and Performing Arts Division of Northwest Florida State College will hold auditions for the Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra Jan. 25, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Orchestra Room, Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville Campus. Auditions are open to strings, woodwinds, brass and percussionists in grades six to 12. Students should e-mail their name, age, and instrument type to Liz Aylor at imastringteacher@cox.net. Those selected for the youth orchestra pay membership fees of $75 to $125 per semester. Some scholarships are available. Weekly rehearsals begin Jan. 25 and are normally scheduled Sundays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Liz Aylor at 651-4308 or at imastringteacher@cox.net. Chorus seeks vocalists Auditions are being held for additional members of Northwest Florida State Colleges Schola Cantorum, translated school of singing. There are a limited number of openings in the soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections of the group. Auditions will be held Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in room J-312 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Individuals interested in auditioning should be able to read music. Experience singing in a small group is a plus. For more information, call John Leatherwood, director, at 729-3132 or 830-2062. Collegiate school apps Admissions packets for 2009-10 admission to the Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College are now available at nwfcollegiatehigh.org. Printed copies will available from the school and at all six NWF State College locations in January. Information sessions will be held Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crestview Public Library. For more information, visit nwf collegiatehigh.org. PALsoccer meeting PAL Soccer League will hold a general membership meeting 6:30 p. m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Niceville City Hall (carpet side) to elect officers and to discuss preliminary plans for the 2009 season. Open to coaches, PAL board members and parents of players registered for fall 2008 season. Wii bowling for adults Niceville Library, Program Room, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m. This is a great way to socialize and also has great health benefits, such as improved blood pressure and weight control. Call 729-4090 to reserve a spot. Symphonic Miniatures On Jan. 30, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra collaborates with the NWF State College dance program to present Symphonic Miniatures, a chamber orchestra program that will feature StraussBourgeois Gentilhomme Suite, Handels Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op. 3 No. 2, and Mozarts Serenade in C minor set to dance choreographed by college dance faculty. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $22.50; $16 for those 18 and under. Call 729-6000. Lowe Family to perform The Lowe Family, featuring classical, Broadway, Irish, jazz, bluegrass and more, will perform Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Center, sponsored by the Emerald Coast Concert Association. Tickets are $25; children half price. Call 362-9356. CERT training planned Okaloosa County CERT Training Feb. 3-Mar. 31 Okaloosa County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold training sessions Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 3March 31 at the Wright Fire Department (#2 Racetrack Road), Fort Walton Beach. You can also sign up for the training online at okaloosa-certteam.org/Sign_Up.html or call, Jennifer Tindall, 243-0315, or email CERT@united-way.org. Pamper Me program Women aged 16 and over are invited to join Friends of the Niceville Library for their annual Pamper Me program at the Niceville Community Center, Saturday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. This will be a relaxing morning in a stress-free environment. Local businesses and professionals will offer massages, facials, health counseling, and beauty and fashion tips. Brunch will be provided, along with door prizes and a raffle. Patrons will also have the opportunity to purchase decorated boxes of homemade chocolates, a special Valentine treat. Admission is $2 per person. For further information, call 729-4090. Living as godly men Niceville First United Methodist Church will host Whats in Your Heart, Feb. 7, a seminar tailored to mens spiritual needs. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration and fellowship; breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Location is the church Fellowship Hall, 214 S. Partin Drive. Messages will include: War of the Worlds: What the Bible tells us about the spirit world. Up Close and Personal with God: Relationships and accountability. Sharing Faith with Confidence: How to step out of the box to share our faith. The seminar schedule is provided at fumcniceville.org/ men/index.htm, which is also the preferred place for men to register. If no computer access, men may contact the church at 678-4411. There is no registration fee. Register no later than Wednesday, Jan. 28, to help us determine food and support requirements. 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Page B-8 Wednesday, January 21, 2009 THEBEACON Toyota Highlander LTD, V6, 42K mi, black, silver leather Int., moonroof, like new, $17K. 678-2812 Earn $1000-$3200 a month to drive new cars with ads. www.YouDriveCars.com ATTENTION SALES PEOPLE! Large incomes attainable using your skills! Medical giant expanding! Learn more! 646-222-0291 Niceville Condo, The Oaks, first floor, 2 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms, all appliances, all utilities except electricity. $950/mo. 543-6335 BWB Townhome, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Completely renovated. 1 Car Garage. 1600 sqft. $1300 per month. Call 582-7959 or 5850762 Peddlers Paradise Flea Market New shipment of quality home furniture, appliances, baby furniture. Items added weekly. Open Wed-Sat, 9-4, Sunday 11-4. Booth rentals available. Call 836-4800 or 8039414 Casio CTK-573 electronic keyboard with numerous features. Includes keyboard stand and stool. $250.00. Call 217-7593 Brand new Fender Stratocaster Guitar for sale with Micro Cube amp. 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