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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: 08-28-2013

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

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

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Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
issn - 1097-6469
System ID: UF00099641:00232

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: 08-28-2013

Subjects

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

Notes

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

Record Information

Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
issn - 1097-6469
System ID: UF00099641:00232


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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville City Council has rejected requests by the police and fire departments for more personnel. Members of the council last week agreed with City Clerk Dan Doucet's statement that there was no room in the city's 2013-14 budget to fund the three police officers and six firefighters the departments requested in their budget proposals. The three employees requested by the police department would have cost the city $124,170 a year, and the six requested by the fire department would have cost $281,960. City Manager Lannie Corbin noted during a council meeting Thursday that with the requirements of the Affordable Health Care Act to take place next year, the city would have to give certain retirement benefits to all city employees, including those working part time. Corbin cited the ACA, the federal law popularly known as Obamacare, as the primary reason for the high cost of bringing in new employees and the reason why it could not be afforded. The police department has 24 full-time and six part-time officers, while the fire department has 10 full-time and three parttime firefighters. In his request, Fire Chief Tommy Mayville said the T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50¢Wednesday, August 28, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Police Blotter, page A-2 Please see NIXES, page A-5 Please see ROBBERY, page A-4 Niceville High marks its golden anniversaryCelebrating 50 years Artist's rendering of proposed Emerald Coast Autism Center at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville.Emerald Coast Autism Center The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Robbery victim, 64, recounts beatingsThree home invaders still on the looseBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Even after an assailant slammed her head repeatedly into her kitchen floor, Lourdes Adams, 64, was able to warn her husband and later run for help after an Aug. 8 assault and robbery in her Niceville home. Mrs. Adams and her husband, Richard, were attacked Aug. 8 by three masked men wearing gloves upon arriving at their home. The men stole at least $700. Last week, Mrs. Adams gave the Bay Beacon her account of the couple's ordeal. Mrs. Adams reached her lakefront home on Kristin Circle, in Official: Cut our salaryBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer An East Niceville fire commissioner believes that he and his fellow board members are overpaid and is pushing for a pay cut. Ed Dunbar, treasurer of the East Niceville Fire District, said the $500 per month received by the elected commissioners of the self-governing district should be reduced. "I'm not proposing that we Thurs., 6 p.m. A dinner to benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation ’s cultural arts and educational programs will be at the TradeWinds Restaurant 205 Government Street, Niceville. $50 for Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation members, $65 for nonmembers. Call MKAF at 650-2226 for reservations.Fri.,11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. The Biophilia Center Freeport, presents “Fun with Folk Art” with Abrakadoodle making upcycled roosters on canvas. Open to all ages. General Admission is $8 for adults $5 for children, under 2 free. Fri., 10-11 a.m. Henderson Beach State Park Destin, invites the public to participate in a celebration of reading and September’s Literacy Month Join park rangers as they read their favorite children’s books. Following story time, there will be refreshments and an environmentally friendly art activity. Event weather permitting. Regular park admission fees apply. $6 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4 single occupant vehicle. $2 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers and passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass. Fri.-Sat., 1-7 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be at the Niceville Walmart All donors will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card.Calendar, B-2 COMING UP By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Niceville High School will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its current site on Friday, beginning with a pep rally in the school’s gymnasium and ending with a football game that evening pitting the Eagles against Rutherford. The school's history actually extends back much further than 50 years. Classes were held in a three-room frame building that was named Niceville High School in 1922. In 1924 land was purchased for a new high school to be built from George Nathey for $1 at the site of what is now Edge Elementary School. It burned down during the 1926 Christmas holidays. Niceville High was rebuilt on the same site by 1928, but the new building, too, didn't last long. A hurricane destroyed it in July 1936. Unable to afford to rebuild after two catastrophes, classes were split between a former dance hall and the Valparaiso Community Center. In the early 50’s the school district decided to send Niceville high schoolers to Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach. “I was sad to see the two schools combine,” said Niceville Mayor Randall Wise. “And I was happy to see it rebuilt back in Niceville.” In 1964, Niceville High School was built at its current site at John Sims Parkway and Cedar Avenue, and the long bus rides to Choctaw High ended. Alumni and staff have been preparing since last June to plan the golden anniversary By Mike Griffith and Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff A fast-growing school for children affected by autism has proposed moving to a site on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College. At the Aug. 20 meeting of the college board of trustees, officials were briefed on a proposed partnership between the college and the Emerald Coast Autism Center, Niceville. The trustees heard a presentation by Heidi Blalock, chief executive of Emerald Coast Autism Center, who proposed that the center build a facility on land leased from the college. Blalock proposed building a 12,000-square-foot facility on the Niceville campus, where her organization could provide therapeutic and educational services to students with autism. The four-year-old center has 35 full-time and 27 part-time students, ages 18 months to 14 years, according to documents it furnished to the trustees. Teachers work with them on a one-to-one ratio. Blalock said the autism center has a waiting list, and that there is “a great need for our Please see CUT, page A-6 Please see AUTISM, page A-4 Randall Wise Niceville nixes more cops, firefightersCouncil cites need to hold line on expenses Please see 50 YEARS, page A-5Fast-growing autism school seeks college siteNWFSC trustees eye proposal Ed DunbarBeacon photo by Sarah ClausonNiceville High School will mark its 50th anniversary during festivities immediately preceding its scheduled football game with Rutherford at Eagles Stadium Friday. Pictured, fans got an early start during last Friday's Kickoff Classic.

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SINCE1986 Beautiful rustic tapers fromFind these fine gifts and more at:WWW.BAYOUBOOKCOMPANY.COMOPEN: 9-6 MON.-SAT.  850-678-1593 OAKCREEKSHOPPINGCENTER, NICEVILLE Arrests Bryan Wayne Vanderpool, unemployed, 26, of 209 Buddy Phelps Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 13 on a charge of criminal mischief under $200. A Niceville resident told an officer that an inebriated person later identified an Vanderpool had been banging on the hood of his neighbor's pickup truck. The officer observed dents in the vehicle's hood and an open container of beer on the floorbard. Police knocked on the door at Vanderpool's residence, but no one answered. Through dispatch, police talked to Vanderpool's emergency contact, who provided police with key to Vanderpool's residence. The complainant positively identified Vanderpool as the person who had damaged the vehicle. Vanderpool's required court appearance is Sept. 3. *** Lonnie Dion Peterson, a landscaper, 36, of 77 Canary Lane, Freeport, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 20 on a charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. A sheriff's deputy allegedly observed Peterson wandering around Bluewater Boulevard, Niceville, Aug. 20 at about 3:55 a.m. The deputy checked for warrants for Peterson and found that he had been declared a habitual traffic violator by the state of Florida. About one hour later, the deputy saw Peterson driving a scooter on State Road 20, Niceville. Peterson's required court appearance is Sept. 24. *** Thomas Henry Pride, 18, of 1858 Edge Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 19 on charges of reckless driving first offense, fleeing with disregard of safety of persons or property, petit theft and resisting an officer without violence. Pride allegedly eluded a sheriff's deputy while the deputy was trying to stop Pride for driving an unregistered dirt bike. While eluding the deputy, Pride almost struck two vehicles head-on while driving the wrong way down Rocky Bayou Drive. Pride laid the dirt bike down and ran away, throwing down a backpack containing items that surveillance footage confirmed were stolen from Walmart. The next day, the deputy received information on Pride's location and attempted to contact him at his residence. Pride ran out the back door of his residence and jumped into Boggy Bayou. He was eventually taken into custody. Pride's required court appearance is Sept. 24. *** Luke Martin Bayer, unemployed, 20, of 4555 Redbud Trail, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 16 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. A deputy was patrolling the area near Caribbean Way, Niceville, regarding a vehicle burglary that had occurred Aug. 15 at approximately 10 p.m. A deputy observed someone later identified as Bayer walking down Caribbean Way at about 12:49 a.m. Aug. 16 and pulled his car up alongside him while attempting to contact him. The deputy then got out of the vehicle and attempted to make contact with him, while Bayer continued walking without acknowledging the deputy's presence. Another deputy told Bayer to stop several times, but Bayer looked directly at the deputy and continued to walk. The deputy grabbed Bayer by the wrist and told him to put his hands behind his back. When the deputy began to handcuff Bayer, he pulled his arms and moved away, getting one arm free. The deputy took Bayer to the ground to subdue him. Bayer's required court appearance is Sept. 3. *** Leonard Dewayne Pendleton Jr., self-employed, 31, of 9174 Sellerville Road, Jay, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 15 on charges of battery touch or strike and criminal mischief property damage less than $200. A deputy responded to the business at 4580 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, where someone reported seeing a bleeding woman enter the business. The victim told the deputy that she had been sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle Pendleton was driving. The two began to argue, and Pendleton allegedly began to scream at the woman and strike her multiple times with a fist while driving. Pendleton also ripped the rearview mirror from the vehicle's windshield and ripped the visor from the roof of the vehicle's passenger side. The deputy observed a bite mark on the victim's arm, blood on her clothes and body and redness under her right eye, which was slightly swollen. Pendleton's required court appearance is Sept. 3. *** James Roscoe Valandingham, 32, of 1345 Treasure Cove, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 15 on a Santa Rosa County warrant for violation of probation on the original charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle. Thefts A Valparaiso resident reported Aug. 16 someone stole two laptop computers worth a total of $100, a 42-inch flat-screen television worth $400 and two computer keyboards worth $50 from a residence on the first block of North Bayshore Drive. An officer observed a broken window at the residence. *** A Niceville resident of the 300 block of Reeves Street reported Aug. 16 someone stole two fishing poles, worth a total of $40, from his residence. *** A Niceville resident of the 2500 block of North Edgewater Drive reported someone knocked her mailbox over Aug. 17 and did a "wheelie" in her front yard Aug. 19. Other Ariell Nicole Graham, 24, of 503 Cypress St., Mary Esther, was served a criminal summons by Niceville police Aug. 16 on a charge of retail theft shoplifting. Graham allegedly attempted to leave the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, without paying for several grocery items and school supplies that she had concealed in her purse. Graham's required court appearance is Sept. 3. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from August 19, 2013 through August 25, 2013. 0 Structure Fire16 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical.........................8/19/13......................03:49 Nutmeg Ave.......................................Medical.........................8/19/13......................21:57 W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical.........................8/20/13......................01:22 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical.........................8/20/13......................03:05 SR 85 N.............................................Medical.........................8/20/13......................15:39 Ellis Ave..............................................Medical.........................8/20/13......................19:10 Juniper Ave........................................Vehicle fire...................8/20/13......................21:05 S. Palm Blvd......................................Medical.........................8/21/13......................13:56 Als Dr..................................................Service call..................8/21/13......................17:36 23 rd Street.........................................Cancelled.....................8/21/13......................19:07 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical.........................8/22/13......................02:05 E. College Blvd..................................Medical.........................8/22/13......................15:13 Nathey Ave.........................................Smoke scare...............8/23/13......................08:11 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Vehicle crash...............8/23/13......................09:39 Coral Dr..............................................Medical.........................8/23/13......................15:20 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical.........................8/23/13......................17:21 Duncan Dr..........................................Medical.........................8/24/13......................02:14 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical.........................8/24/13......................11:30 Coral Dr..............................................Medical.........................8/24/13......................18:26 McEwen Dr........................................Medical.........................8/25/13......................19:35 Valparaiso Blvd..................................Medical.........................8/25/13......................21:39 Weekly Safety Tip: Escape Plans: Every member of the household should know at least two exits from each room. Plan and practice your escape at least twice a year. Make sure that doors and windows needed for escape are unobstructed and easy to open. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from August 19, 2013 through August 25, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Highway 20.............................Medical.......................................8/19/13...................11:22 E. Rosewood Way..................Public assist...............................8/19/13...................14:06 Oakmont Pl.............................Alarm system activation............8/19/13...................14:27 Antiqua Way............................Medical.......................................8/19/13...................23:21 Northridge Rd..........................Dispatched & cancelled.............8/20/13...................00:53 Commercial Dr........................Medical.......................................8/20/13...................09:36 E. Rosewood Way..................Medical.......................................8/20/13...................12:54 E. Hwy. 20...............................Medical.......................................8/20/13...................14:51 Sunningdale Cove..................Medical.......................................8/21/13...................15:25 Glenlake Cir.............................Medical.......................................8/21/13...................15:39 E. Hwy. 20...............................Medical.......................................8/22/13...................11:02 Calinda Ln...............................Medical.......................................8/22/13...................12:53 Hwy. 20 E................................Medical.......................................8/22/13...................14:02 Hwy. 20 E................................Medical.......................................8/22/13...................15:01 Merchants Way.......................Medical.......................................8/22/13...................16:11 N. White Point Rd...................Medical.......................................8/22/13...................20:12 Meadowbrook Ct....................Dispatched & cancelled.............8/23/13...................04:50 Nathey Ave..............................Building Fire...............................8/23/13...................08:13 Merchants Way.......................Medical.......................................8/23/13...................09:57 W. Parkwood Ln.....................Medical alarm activation............8/23/13...................19:40 W. Birkdale Cir........................Public assist...............................8/24/13...................01:38 Birkdale Cir..............................Public assist...............................8/24/13...................09:14 N. White Point Rd...................Medical assist.............................8/24/13...................11:30 Windward Cir..........................Dispatched & cancelled.............8/24/13...................13:03 Shay Lin Ct..............................Medical.......................................8/24/13...................19:36 Highway 20.............................Medical.......................................8/24/13...................21:05 SR 293....................................Vehicle accident.........................8/25/13...................08:44 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Low rates are just around the corner. Convenient local office Money-saving discounts Low down payments Monthly payment plans 24-hour service and claims Coverage available by phone Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-4 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 THEBAYBEACONthe Rocky Bayou subdivision, at about 10:30 p.m. Her husband, 68, with whom she had just had a late dinner, was a few minutes behind her. Mrs. Adams said she pulled her car fully into the garage, and as soon as she emerged someone grabbed her face and said, "Don't say a word." Mrs. Adams said the man then brought her into her house and placed her in the kitchen, between the refrigerator and kitchen island. She said the assailant pounded her head on the kitchen floor several times. Mrs. Adams said she said she heard the garage door opening and realized her husband had arrived home. "I guess the guy had closed the door behind us," Mrs. Adams said. "I yelled, 'Richard, run!,' but he couldn't hear me, probably because of the garage door going up." Mrs. Adams said the men who had been in her house then appeared to abandon some set plan. "The guy who grabbed me and the other guy who was in the house, I guess they figured things weren't going right, so they ran out of the house," she said. Mrs. Adams said normally there is not much cash in her house, but her husband had left money in the kitchen because the couple had set it out to take on an out-of-town trip. She said one of the robbers took this money. She then heard the assailants demand that her husband give them his wallet, cell phone and keys. The three assailants beat Mr. Adams after he initially refused, she said. He then threw his personal effects at the robbers and they fled. Mrs. Adams said the money in the kitchen and the money in her husband's wallet totaled from $700-$1,000. She said a neighbor found the phone and keys in his yard the next day. Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies reported finding Mr. Adams bleeding at the mouth outside his residence at about 10:30 p.m. Mrs. Adams had run down the street screaming for help. She said someone in a nearby house had seen her husband running down the street covered in blood and had called the police. The couple drove themselves to Twin Cities Hospital that evening. Mr. Adams was bandaged, while Mrs. Adams was given a CT scan, which showed no signs of brain damage from her head trauma. Mrs. Adams said sheriff's deputies contacted her Aug. 10, with torn T-shirts found in the area they believed the assailants used as masks. They also showed her gardening gloves found nearby which they believed the robbers had used. However, she said, her assailants had worn rubber surgical gloves. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the incident is still under investigation, with a report pending. ROBBERYFrom page A-1 services,” due to the growing number of children being diagnosed with autism in the U.S. The center had revenue of $1.25 million in the most recent fiscal year, up nearly fourfold in two years. Trustee Rachel Gillis appeared to favor the proposal, saying such a facility would be a great service to her students, and could also be a worthwhile addition to the college’s own teacher-education degree programs, by providing a site for internships and practicums for aspiring teachers interested in special education. Trustee Paul Foster asked whether it might be better to set up such a center near or co-located within an existing public school. Blalock replied that as a private, nonprofit organization, the autism center would face legal and bureaucratic hurdles in trying to work directly with the public school system, judging from discussions she had already had with Okaloosa County School District. She also said that Florida state laws and regulations allow parents of special education students, including those with autism, the option of opting out of public education in order to pursue better therapy and educational programs for their children, and that the state will provide the parents with funding assistance, called McKay Scholarships, for that purpose. Public schools incur a loss of state funding every time a student leaves the system. No decision was made regarding the autism center during the meeting, but Board of Trustees Chairman Brian Pennington said that there appeared to be a “consensus to continue discussion” of the proposal among board members. The Emerald Coast Autism Center is a nonprofit organization founded in August 2009 that provides therapy and education to children with autism in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Blalock said Monday that the center's need to move is based on both a need for larger space and a need to alleviate rent costs. It currently operates in Palm Plaza and at St. Jude's Episcopal Church, both in Niceville. "We've gone from five students to 55" in four years, Blalock said. She said the increase in the scope of the center is largely due to the growing prevalence of autism itself. "Right now, one in 88 kids has autism," Blalock said. "We've continued to expand because of a need for care. We're both a care center and a school, so we've had to expand a lot." The Emerald Coast Autism Center proposed an agreement with the college in which the center would pay for and build the $1.9 million facility and lease real estate from the college. Staci Berryman, executive director of the center, said the proposal is in such early stages that it is hard to speculate about lease terms. However, she said the goal is to lease the land from the college at less than market rate. The center has begun a campaign to raise $1 million in the next two to three years. A large portion of the funds are expected to come from donations from the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. According to projections provided by the center, it would borrow to finance the balance of the building cost, paying off the loan over 10 years from operations. AUTISMFrom page A-1 H a pp yH a ppy • Holidays • Birthdays • Parties • New Baby • Just Because • Thank You • Anniversaries • Get Well Call or visit today! 850-226-4111  EdibleArrangements.com  230 Eglin Parkway N.E., Fort Walton Beach $7VALID FOR PICK-UP OR DELIVERYWhen you mention this ad. Offer valid on select products. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer code must be used when placing the order. Code: bayb0913 • Exp: 9-30-13OFF YOUR ORDER Send a fruit bouquet to someone special! 256 Chicago Avenue Valparaiso, FL 32580A CERAMICSTUDIO& HOBBYSHOPMembers of: Okaloosa Arts Alliance CCSA Contemporary Ceramic Studio Assoc. 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GLASS CERAMICSP OTTERY WORKSHOPSPOTTERY WHEELS Fused & MosaicFind us on Facebook and our fall schedule at: www.ACeramicStudio.comAt your schoolLessons Available Studio: 850 389 2225 Cell: 850 758 1446 Bluewater Bay Resort is sponsoring a day of golf and good deeds with the Patriot Golf Day. RECEIVE DISCOUNTED GOLF RATES FOR THREE DAYS (Aug. 31-Sept.2) when you make a donation to Folds of Honor Foundation, a fundraiser for families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. Suggested $5 cash donation will be accepted at the golf shop.www.bwbresort.com 2000 Bluewater Blvd. Niceville All Active Duty/ Retired Military, Dependents and DoD employees $2018 Holes with Cart All Non Military, Dependents, DoD employees Anyone can play after 2:00pm $3018 Holes with Cart $1518 Holes with Cart Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserStaci Berryman, left, and Heidi Blalock, officers of the Emerald Coast Autism Center, at one of its two Niceville sites, in St. Jude's Episcopal Church. They want to consolidate operations in a proposed new building at Northwest Florida State College.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, August 28, 2013 Page A-5 commemoration. Past cheerleaders, athletes and band members have been putting together performances and practicing for an alumni parade that will be take place before Friday's game. Lynda Pannelli moved back to the area in July, just in time to practice with the Twilight Twirlers, the NHS majorette alums whose members range from her own graduating classes, 1979, to that of 2010. “I had the most fun of my life when I was in band and a majorette for Niceville High School,” she said. Mike Willingham, class of 1978, says things have changed a lot since he was in school. “It was a lot freer,” Willingham said of the school in his time. “You could have shotguns in your truck gun rack back then. I don’t think we even had a resource officer.” All three of Willingham’s children are also NHS graduates. “It is the best high school in the county,” said Mayor Wise. “I’m happy to see them celebrate 50 years.” Following is the schedule of anniversary events scheduled for Friday. —1-:45 p.m.: Pep Rally in the gymnasium. —2-4 p.m.: Public tours of NHS hosted by leadership students. —4-6 p.m.: Tailgate party in NHS cafeteria and patio; participants will purchase game tickets at this time by entering through the ticket booth near the crosswalk or the ticket booth near the 600 building. Food will be available for purchase from the band boosters at the concession stand. —6:15 p.m.: Alumni parade. —6:30 p.m.: Pre-game performances with alumni band, cheerleaders and dance team. —7 p.m.: NHS vs. Rutherford. 50 YEARSFrom page A-1 Lynda Pannelli Mike Willingham This Niceville High School yearbook from 1965 shows how much the school has grown over the last 50 years. 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You’reInvited NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL August 30, 2013Events:1:00 Pep Rally, Gymnasium 2:00-4:00 Tour the School 4:00-6:00 Tailgate Party 6:15 Alumni Parade 6:30 Pre-Game with Alumni Band 7:00 Game!Alumni Dance & Cheerleaders perform and cheer during pre-game and gameuAlumni Band contact Jeff Adams, adamsj@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.usuAlumni Cheerleaders contact Kaitlyn Akos, Akosk@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.usuAlumni Dance contact Brooke James, Jamesb@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us *T-shirts on sale for $15, Aug. 21-30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the office 50thANNIVERSARYCELEBRATION! Anniversary T-Shirts$15* FOR MORE INFO: hortonj@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us FACEBOOK PAGE: NHS 50 Year Anniversary Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon Specializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair Moh’s Micrographic Surgery General & Pediatric Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation DR. 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The raises are expected to maintain the status of Okaloosa County public-school teachers as among the highest paid in Florida. Under the new schedule, a new teacher with a bachelor's degree will start at $32,803 for nine months' work. The highest paid nine-month teacher—one holding a doctorate and having served 30 years—will be paid $77,314. District Chief Financial Officer Rita Scallan said the raises are the result of a state requirement to increase the salaries of teachers and school administrators. Scallan said the increases, which are subject to approval by two labor unions, would cost the school district about $6 million this year. The new pay schedule erases a distinction that awarded less seniority, and thus less pay, to teachers with previous experience outside Okaloosa County. department needed more workers to be prepared for simultaneous emergencies in the area. Councilman Sal Nodjomian, former installation commander at Eglin Air Force Base, said that the Eglin Fire Department had been staffed in order to handle simultaneous emergencies, but an analysis proved the practice to be a waste of funding and manpower. "We actually looked back, and in 25 years, even though we were staffed to handle simultaneous incidents, it only actually occurred once," Nodjomian. "We're not going to do the same thing in the city. We can't afford it." Corbin added that because of mutual-aid agreements with the nearby Valparaiso, North Bay, Eglin and East Niceville fire departments, the area is essentially serviced by five fire-prevention organizations. One notable item left in the budget for the police department is $6,000 for a JMAR traffic enforcement monitoring system. Police Chief David Popwell said this system would be mounted on utility poles in areas citizens have complained about speeding and register speeds of passing vehicles, helping officials to decide whether to assign a traffic officer. The device would not record driver information nor be used to issue tickets, he said. Popwell said the purpose of the system is to inform police as to where speed violations commonly occur so they may place officers more efficiently. City officials cut over $1.1 million in budget requests from the various departments. Other cuts included $120,000 requested by the streets department to fund a hot patch paving truck, $80,430 to fund three more employees for different departments, and $9,600 to fund a vehicle allowance for the Niceville Youth Center. The proposed budget for the fiscal year that will start Oct. 1 envisions $12.7 million in total revenue, including money from a proposed millage rate of 3.7 mills, the same as the current rate. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Wholesale House Liquidation Outlet is sure to be your new favorite place to buy anything for your home. Customers are naturally drawn into the Wholesale House. "Feel free to take a look around!" remark owners Bill and Teri obligingly. Their excitement and passion for their new business venture is contagious. As a local Niceville couple and seasoned retail and customer service managers, they can t wait to open their doors to neighbors and friends from around town. And frankly, the customers can t wait eitherafter your first trip to Wholesale House, you'll never want to buy anything full price again. Bill and Teri stock their outlet through a wide selection of manufacturers including Target, Home Depot, JCPenny, Kohl's, Macy's and QVC, just to name a few... and everything is 50% off retail price! "Our priority is value," affirms Teri, "value through price, customer service and especially quality of our products." Name brand goods are offered in all departments from furniture, to decor, to home improvement, appliances, bed and bath, outdoor and more. The best part? New merchandise comes in every week to satisfy all customer tastes so you can never expect the same thing twice. For example, a Fall River seven-piece outdoor dining set was originally priced at $574.99 and is now selling for $287.49 at Wholesale House. Whether you re trying to make a new place feel like home, buying the essentials, going off to college or giving your living space a fresh look, you ll want to stop to shop. And when it comes to reputable appliances, kitchenware and gifts, closeout and discontinued products at Wholesale House guarantees big savings. As the only liquidation outlet this side of the Alabama-Florida border, Wholesale House s owners wanted to stay in Niceville to start their family business. With two children and three grandchildren, Bill and Teri find their passion in meeting new neighbors and new customers. Located conveniently in Bayou Plaza, they plan on participating in community events in the near future. In today s economy, let Wholesale House be your leading source for saving money. Don t go to the department store and pay full price! With their diversified selection, you re sure to find a beautiful surprise and spend the savings celebrating with family. Whatever your needs, Wholesale House is prepared to satisfy your product demands. Besides, the hunt is half the fun! Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m., MondaySaturday. Located in Bayou Plaza at 599 B John Sims Pkwy. 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"I think we should probably bump it down to $400 (a month) for the chairman, $300 for the treasurer and $100 for the others." Dunbar said previously he may resign from his position as treasurer at the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30, but retain his seat on the five-person commission until his term ends in November 2014. Dunbar said the commissioners are paid the maximum allowed by law, "even though the size and complexity of [its] operations is in the bottom quarter of similar districts." Dunbar noted that elected officials in the adjacent North Bay Fire District, and in the city of Niceville, which has its own fire department, are unpaid. Dunbar said the money saved by lowering commissioner salaries could be put to better use. "By lowering the salaries, we could save about $18,000 a year," Dunbar said. "That's a lot for increasing firefighter salaries, because it only takes $12,000 to give them a 3 percent raise." Commissioner salaries cannot be discussed without an advertisement two weeks in advance, and Dunbar proposed at the commission's Aug. 12 meeting that the issue be placed on the agenda for the commission's special meeting Sept. 4. The motion did not receive a second from any commissioner. Commission Chairman Mike Marcolongo tabled the issue, likely for discussion after the commission completes its budget discussions and sets a final millage rate at meetings Sept. 4 and 9. "I'm just trying to get the discussion started on this," Dunbar said. "Where it goes once it gets started, I have no idea." Dunbar noted that changes in commissioner pay require a super-majority board approval, meaning four of the five commissioners would have to approve the reduction in order for it to take effect. Marcolongo asked Dunbar to gather letters from residents of the East Niceville district indicating a public desire to lower commissioner salaries. Dunbar has sent out emails to at least 35 people requesting input on the issue. "I just want to public feedback," Dunbar said. "Just to see whether people think yes or no on this." Commission Vice Chair John Root said commissioner salaries do not concern him. "I don't care either way," Root said. "I served on the commission for 12 years without pay." CUTFrom page A-1 By lowering the salaries, we could save about $18,000 a year. —Commissioner Ed Dunbar

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The Okaloosa County Commissioners presented the Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) with a Women’s Equality Day Resolution Aug. 20. This year, the OCCSW held a ceremony and reception recognizing the 2013 Inductees to the Okaloosa Women’s Hall of Fame on Women’s Equality Day. Inductees to the Women’s Hall of Fame were honored Monday, Aug. 26, at the Northwest Florida State College. One of the honorees this year was Niceville native Rogene Anchors Hasty. Among her achievements, she was appointed by former Governor Bob Graham to a regional education committee that helped secure a nursing program that resulted in one of the first four-year degrees available at Northwest Florida State College. Other inductees included Mary E. Burnette, the first African-American teacher in the current Okaloosa County School system and Destin mayor, Sarah “Sam” Seevers. The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) was established by the Board of County Commissioners in 1995 for the purpose of recognizing and honoring women who have made significant contributions to the improvement of women and citizens of Okaloosa County. The OCCSW membership is composed of appointments by county commissioners and representatives of various women's organizations. Each year they take nominations for the Okaloosa County Women’s Hall of Fame, conduct special activities during Women’s History Month, provide a speakers bureau addressing various women’s issues, and partner with Jobs Plus and the Workforce Development board in the “Suit Up to Move Up” program to provide appropriate clothing for ladies trying to get off welfare and into the workforce. For more information about the OCCSW, contact Shirley Pigott at chair@occsw.org, or visit the organization's website, occsw.org. B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e ss d d a a y y , A A u u g g u u s s t t 2 2 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Who’s News Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithNHS alumni spin batons, memoriesMajorette alumni from Niceville High School were practicing their routine Aug. 22 in preparation for the school s upcoming 50th anniversary. Calling themselves the Twilight Twirlers, the ladies will be marching in the Alumni Parade at NHS Friday, Aug. 30. Hospital leaders receive Patriot AwardsTwin Cities Hospital CEO David Whalen, pictured center, and Twin Cities Emergency Room Director Danny Cain, were presented Patriot Awards by Chief Petty Officer Phyllis Evans of US Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama and Mr. Terry Dawkins, ESGR Volunteer. Showdown at Pinfish NationalsThe 2nd Annual Bluewater Bay Marina Pinfish Grand Nationals were held on Saturday, August 17, at the Bluewater Bay Marina Complex. Fifteen teams of anglers participated in the event despite the rainy weather. Taking first prize with a 10 fish aggregate weight of 2.55 lbs was team Jake and Ava Griner. Tying for 2nd place were Kaylea and David Harbin tied with Case and Austin Woodard with the weight of 2.05 lbs. Reading brings fun and prizesLauren Murray was the grand prize drawing winner for the Niceville Public Library s 2013 Teen Summer Reading program. Lauren is one of several teens who participated in the reading program this summer. The more books read, the more entries each teen was able to enter into the grand prize drawing, which was held on Wednesday, August 14.Women’s Equality Day celebratedThe Okaloosa County Republican Party congratulates its Past Chairman, Barbara Wall of Niceville, on having been reappointed to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. *** Tracey Novak of Niceville, graduated from Troy University in May with her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Practice. She is board certified and licensed in Florida. She spent an eight month internship with Dr. Goldberg, D.O. She is currently employed by the Crane Center in Destin. *** Jessica Griesheimer of Niceville has received national honors from the National Society of High Scholars. She is a student of Collegiate High School, Niceville. 2013 Hall of Fame inductees from left, Jerry Payne and Dr. Daarel Burnette accepting on behalf of Mary E. 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Blood drives Northwest Florida State College, Niceville Aug. 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 online voucher. Northwest Florida State College, Niceville Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 online voucher. Benefit dinner A dinner to benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s cultural arts and educational programs will be at the TradeWinds Restaurant, 205 Government Street, Niceville Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m. $50 for Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation members, $65 for nonmembers. Ticket price does not include gratuity. Call MKAF at 650-2226 for reservations. Folk art fun The Biophilia Center presents “Fun with Folk Art” with Abrakadoodle making upcycled roosters on canvas, Friday, August 30 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Open to all ages. General Admission is $8 for adults $5 for children, under 2 free. Books on the beach The Department of Environmental Protection’s Henderson Beach State Park invites the public to participate in a celebration of reading and September’s Literacy Month Friday, August 30, 10-11 a.m. Come join our park rangers as they read their favorite children’s books. Following story time, there will be refreshments and an environmentally friendly art activity. Event weather permitting. Regular park admission fees apply. $6 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4 single occupant vehicle. $2 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, and passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass. NHS 50 year anniversary Everyone is invited to Niceville High School, 800 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, on Aug. 30 to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary starting at 1 p.m. with a pep rally in the gym. The football game, NHS vs. Rutherford, will begin at 7 p.m. with pre game performances starting at 6:30 p.m. Blood drives The Bloodmobile will be at the Niceville Walmart Aug. 30-31 from 1-7 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card. Learn geocaching The Biophilia Center presents “Intro to Geocaching.” Join in using GPS or smart phone technology to explore the great outdoors, Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Open to all ages. General Admission is $8 for adults $5 for children, under 2 free. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Volunteers, community, aid history yard saleCommunity volunteers Lenora Sullivan, Catharine Marini, NHS Key Club member Jackie Gauthier and Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis member Bill Landsberg were a big help during the annual Inside/Outside Yard Sale Spectacular at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, on Saturday, August 24. The museum depends on volunteer support and donations from the community to make the event a success each year. Proceeds benefit historic preservation. Cori Alan Warren and Lisa Marie CunninghamConcerto competition now open for submissionsThe Northwest Florida Symphony Guild, in conjunction with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) and Northwest Florida State College, announce the 27th Annual Concerto Competition, which is open to students of orchestral instruments, keyboard and voice who are 23 years of age or younger. The contest is open to students who are legal residents in 33 counties in Northwest Florida, including Okaloosa. The NFSO is the Emerald Coast’s premiere professional orchestra. Youth who enter the Concerto Competition compete for prize money and the opportunity to perform with the NFSO in a live “Stars of Tomorrow” concert to be held on Feb. 7, 2014, at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center in Niceville. Awards and prize money range from $500 to $1,500. Interested competitors can find rules and application forms online on the NFSO website at nfsymphony.org. Performers must submit a videotaped performance of their selection by Sept. 16, 2013. Finalists will be notified by Sept. 29, and the live final competition will be held on the campus of Northwest Florida State College on Oct. 19. All applicants are required to provide their own accompanist for the competition. There are three divisions: Junior, for students through the 8th grade, Senior, for grades 9-12, and College, undergraduate students to age 23. For more information about the Concerto Competition contact faculty coordinator Lois Van Dam at vandaml@nwfsc.edu or 7296009 or the college’s Fine Arts Office at 729-5382. As Labor Day approaches, more blood neededSchool has started and the Labor Day weekend is just ahead. Blood needs have continued to increase, a trend expected to continue through the Labor Day weekend. Loyal blood donors and first time donors are urged to visit any of the blood drives happening in the area. See calendar for more details.Warren-CunninghamMr. and Mrs. Earl (Brad) Cunningham of Bluewater Bay announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Marie Cunningham, to Cori Alan Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Warren of Lake Wales. Lisa is a graduate of Webber International University with a BS and MBA in Sport Management. She is employed by the YMCA of the Suncoast, Hernando County Branch in Spring Hill as Senior Programs Director. Cori is a graduate of Rollins College with a BS in Physics. He is employed by Mustang Vacuum Systems in Sarasota as an Applications Engineer. A destination wedding is planned at the Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos Island on November 9, 2013. 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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to nsert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida drivers license, and proof of current liability nsurance. No collectng duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an nformation sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville € 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Experienced Hair Stylist needed to join our team! Ritz Salon, BWB, 897-4466. Looking for a home or a job? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. 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Anyone interested in understanding the importance of fair housing should attend. A FAIR HOUSING/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION CITY OF NICEVILLE NOTICE OF FIRST PUBLIC HEARING The City of Niceville is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a FFY 2013 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $700,000. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: 1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. The activity categories for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood and commercial revitalization, or economic development (new jobs). Eligible uses of funds include such physical improvement activities as housing and commercial building rehabilitation, clearance, water and sewer improvements, street improvements, drainage, housing site development, parking, and loans to businesses. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed in the State of Florida, at least 70% of the funds statewide must benefit low and moderate income persons. In developing an application for submission to DEO, the City must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the City has adopted a plan to assist displaced persons. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithFinal summer Stitch-InThe Sand Dunes Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America had their final Stitch-In of the summer Thursday, Aug. 22. The guild meets monthly with day and night meetings at Niceville United Methodist Church. Pictured from left, Pam Burke, Cynthia Hardesty, Linda Anne Buehler and Laura Gamble enjoy the quiet camaraderie. For more information, call Laura at 496-3466. Church buffet raises fundsThe Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church was packed for their charity buffet dinner Saturday, August 24. Filipino dishes and desserts were served. Proceeds were split between the Disabled American Veterans Association and a parishioner in need. For more information please call 678-3000.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Book signing at Niceville LibraryLocal author Louis S. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville City Council has rejected requests by the police and fire departments for more personnel. Members of the council last week agreed with City Clerk Dan Doucet's statement that there was no room in the city's 2013-14 budget to fund the three police officers and six firefighters the departments requested in their budget proposals. The three employees requested by the police department would have cost the city $124,170 a year, and the six requested by the fire department would have cost $281,960. City Manager Lannie Corbin noted during a council meeting Thursday that with the requirements of the Affordable Health Care Act to take place next year, the city would have to give certain retirement benefits to all city employees, including those working part time. Corbin cited the ACA, the federal law popularly known as Obamacare, as the primary reason for the high cost of bringing in new employees and the reason why it could not be afforded. The police department has 24 full-time and six part-time officers, while the fire department has 10 full-time and three parttime firefighters. In his request, Fire Chief Tommy Mayville said the T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, August 28, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Police Blotter, page A-2 Please see NIXES, page A-5 Please see ROBBERY, page A-4 Niceville High marks its golden anniversaryCelebrating 50 years Artist's rendering of proposed Emerald Coast Autism Center at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville.Emerald Coast Autism Center The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Robbery victim, 64, recounts beatingsThree home invaders still on the looseBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Even after an assailant slammed her head repeatedly into her kitchen floor, Lourdes Adams, 64, was able to warn her husband and later run for help after an Aug. 8 assault and robbery in her Niceville home. Mrs. Adams and her husband, Richard, were attacked Aug. 8 by three masked men wearing gloves upon arriving at their home. The men stole at least $700. Last week, Mrs. Adams gave the Bay Beacon her account of the couple's ordeal. Mrs. Adams reached her lakefront home on Kristin Circle, in Official: Cut our salaryBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer An East Niceville fire commissioner believes that he and his fellow board members are overpaid and is pushing for a pay cut. Ed Dunbar, treasurer of the East Niceville Fire District, said the $500 per month received by the elected commissioners of the self-governing district should be reduced. "I'm not proposing that we Thurs., 6 p.m. A dinner to benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundations cultural arts and educational programs will be at the TradeWinds Restaurant 205 Government Street, Niceville. $50 for Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation members, $65 for nonmembers. Call MKAF at 650-2226 for reservations.Fri.,11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. The Biophilia Center Freeport, presents Fun with Folk Art with Abrakadoodle making upcycled roosters on canvas. Open to all ages. General Admission is $8 for adults $5 for children, under 2 free. Fri., 10-11 a.m. Henderson Beach State Park Destin, invites the public to participate in a celebration of reading and Septembers Literacy Month. Join park rangers as they read their favorite childrens books. Following story time, there will be refreshments and an environmentally friendly art activity. Event weather permitting. Regular park admission fees apply. $6 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4 single occupant vehicle. $2 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers and passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass. Fri.-Sat., 1-7 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be at the Niceville Walmart. All donors will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card.Calendar, B-2 COMINGUPBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Niceville High School will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its current site on Friday, beginning with a pep rally in the schools gymnasium and ending with a football game that evening pitting the Eagles against Rutherford. The school's history actually extends back much further than 50 years. Classes were held in a three-room frame building that was named Niceville High School in 1922. In 1924 land was purchased for a new high school to be built from George Nathey for $1 at the site of what is now Edge Elementary School. It burned down during the 1926 Christmas holidays. Niceville High was rebuilt on the same site by 1928, but the new building, too, didn't last long. A hurricane destroyed it in July 1936. Unable to afford to rebuild after two catastrophes, classes were split between a former dance hall and the Valparaiso Community Center. In the early 50s the school district decided to send Niceville high schoolers to Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach. I was sad to see the two schools combine, said Niceville Mayor Randall Wise. And I was happy to see it rebuilt back in Niceville. In 1964, Niceville High School was built at its current site at John Sims Parkway and Cedar Avenue, and the long bus rides to Choctaw High ended. Alumni and staff have been preparing since last June to plan the golden anniversary By Mike Griffith and Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff A fast-growing school for children affected by autism has proposed moving to a site on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College. At the Aug. 20 meeting of the college board of trustees, officials were briefed on a proposed partnership between the college and the Emerald Coast Autism Center, Niceville. The trustees heard a presentation by Heidi Blalock, chief executive of Emerald Coast Autism Center, who proposed that the center build a facility on land leased from the college. Blalock proposed building a 12,000-square-foot facility on the Niceville campus, where her organization could provide therapeutic and educational services to students with autism. The four-year-old center has 35 full-time and 27 part-time students, ages 18 months to 14 years, according to documents it furnished to the trustees. Teachers work with them on a one-to-one ratio. Blalock said the autism center has a waiting list, and that there is a great need for our Please see CUT, page A-6 Please see AUTISM, page A-4 Randall Wise Niceville nixes more cops, firefightersCouncil cites need to hold line on expenses Please see 50 YEARS, page A-5Fast-growing autism school seeks college siteNWFSC trustees eye proposal Ed DunbarBeacon photo by Sarah ClausonNiceville High School will mark its 50th anniversary during festivities immediately preceding its scheduled football game with Rutherford at Eagles Stadium Friday. Pictured, fans got an early start during last Friday's Kickoff Classic.

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SINCE1986 Beautiful rustic tapers fromFind these fine gifts and more at:WWW.BAYOUBOOKCOMPANY.COMOPEN: 9-6 MON.-SAT. 850-678-1593 OAKCREEKSHOPPINGCENTER, NICEVILLE Arrests Bryan Wayne Vanderpool, unemployed, 26, of 209 Buddy Phelps Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 13 on a charge of criminal mischief under $200. A Niceville resident told an officer that an inebriated person later identified an Vanderpool had been banging on the hood of his neighbor's pickup truck. The officer observed dents in the vehicle's hood and an open container of beer on the floorbard. Police knocked on the door at Vanderpool's residence, but no one answered. Through dispatch, police talked to Vanderpool's emergency contact, who provided police with key to Vanderpool's residence. The complainant positively identified Vanderpool as the person who had damaged the vehicle. Vanderpool's required court appearance is Sept. 3. *** Lonnie Dion Peterson, a landscaper, 36, of 77 Canary Lane, Freeport, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 20 on a charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. A sheriff's deputy allegedly observed Peterson wandering around Bluewater Boulevard, Niceville, Aug. 20 at about 3:55 a.m. The deputy checked for warrants for Peterson and found that he had been declared a habitual traffic violator by the state of Florida. About one hour later, the deputy saw Peterson driving a scooter on State Road 20, Niceville. Peterson's required court appearance is Sept. 24. *** Thomas Henry Pride, 18, of 1858 Edge Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 19 on charges of reckless driving first offense, fleeing with disregard of safety of persons or property, petit theft and resisting an officer without violence. Pride allegedly eluded a sheriff's deputy while the deputy was trying to stop Pride for driving an unregistered dirt bike. While eluding the deputy, Pride almost struck two vehicles head-on while driving the wrong way down Rocky Bayou Drive. Pride laid the dirt bike down and ran away, throwing down a backpack containing items that surveillance footage confirmed were stolen from Walmart. The next day, the deputy received information on Pride's location and attempted to contact him at his residence. Pride ran out the back door of his residence and jumped into Boggy Bayou. He was eventually taken into custody. Pride's required court appearance is Sept. 24. *** Luke Martin Bayer, unemployed, 20, of 4555 Redbud Trail, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 16 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. A deputy was patrolling the area near Caribbean Way, Niceville, regarding a vehicle burglary that had occurred Aug. 15 at approximately 10 p.m. A deputy observed someone later identified as Bayer walking down Caribbean Way at about 12:49 a.m. Aug. 16 and pulled his car up alongside him while attempting to contact him. The deputy then got out of the vehicle and attempted to make contact with him, while Bayer continued walking without acknowledging the deputy's presence. Another deputy told Bayer to stop several times, but Bayer looked directly at the deputy and continued to walk. The deputy grabbed Bayer by the wrist and told him to put his hands behind his back. When the deputy began to handcuff Bayer, he pulled his arms and moved away, getting one arm free. The deputy took Bayer to the ground to subdue him. Bayer's required court appearance is Sept. 3. *** Leonard Dewayne Pendleton Jr., self-employed, 31, of 9174 Sellerville Road, Jay, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 15 on charges of battery touch or strike and criminal mischief property damage less than $200. A deputy responded to the business at 4580 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, where someone reported seeing a bleeding woman enter the business. The victim told the deputy that she had been sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle Pendleton was driving. The two began to argue, and Pendleton allegedly began to scream at the woman and strike her multiple times with a fist while driving. Pendleton also ripped the rearview mirror from the vehicle's windshield and ripped the visor from the roof of the vehicle's passenger side. The deputy observed a bite mark on the victim's arm, blood on her clothes and body and redness under her right eye, which was slightly swollen. Pendleton's required court appearance is Sept. 3. *** James Roscoe Valandingham, 32, of 1345 Treasure Cove, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 15 on a Santa Rosa County warrant for violation of probation on the original charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle. Thefts A Valparaiso resident reported Aug. 16 someone stole two laptop computers worth a total of $100, a 42-inch flat-screen television worth $400 and two computer keyboards worth $50 from a residence on the first block of North Bayshore Drive. An officer observed a broken window at the residence. *** A Niceville resident of the 300 block of Reeves Street reported Aug. 16 someone stole two fishing poles, worth a total of $40, from his residence. *** A Niceville resident of the 2500 block of North Edgewater Drive reported someone knocked her mailbox over Aug. 17 and did a "wheelie" in her front yard Aug. 19. Other Ariell Nicole Graham, 24, of 503 Cypress St., Mary Esther, was served a criminal summons by Niceville police Aug. 16 on a charge of retail theft shoplifting. Graham allegedly attempted to leave the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, without paying for several grocery items and school supplies that she had concealed in her purse. Graham's required court appearance is Sept. 3. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from August 19, 2013 through August 25, 2013. 0 Structure Fire16 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical.........................8/19/13......................03:49 Nutmeg Ave.......................................Medical.........................8/19/13......................21:57 W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical.........................8/20/13......................01:22 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical.........................8/20/13......................03:05 SR 85 N.............................................Medical.........................8/20/13......................15:39 Ellis Ave..............................................Medical.........................8/20/13......................19:10 Juniper Ave........................................Vehicle fire...................8/20/13......................21:05 S. Palm Blvd......................................Medical.........................8/21/13......................13:56 Als Dr..................................................Service call..................8/21/13......................17:36 23 rd Street.........................................Cancelled.....................8/21/13......................19:07 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical.........................8/22/13......................02:05 E. College Blvd..................................Medical.........................8/22/13......................15:13 Nathey Ave.........................................Smoke scare...............8/23/13......................08:11 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Vehicle crash...............8/23/13......................09:39 Coral Dr..............................................Medical.........................8/23/13......................15:20 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical.........................8/23/13......................17:21 Duncan Dr..........................................Medical.........................8/24/13......................02:14 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical.........................8/24/13......................11:30 Coral Dr..............................................Medical.........................8/24/13......................18:26 McEwen Dr........................................Medical.........................8/25/13......................19:35 Valparaiso Blvd..................................Medical.........................8/25/13......................21:39 Weekly Safety Tip: Escape Plans: Every member of the household should know at least two exits from each room. Plan and practice your escape at least twice a year. Make sure that doors and windows needed for escape are unobstructed and easy to open. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from August 19, 2013 through August 25, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Highway 20.............................Medical.......................................8/19/13...................11:22 E. Rosewood Way..................Public assist...............................8/19/13...................14:06 Oakmont Pl.............................Alarm system activation............8/19/13...................14:27 Antiqua Way............................Medical.......................................8/19/13...................23:21 Northridge Rd..........................Dispatched & cancelled.............8/20/13...................00:53 Commercial Dr........................Medical.......................................8/20/13...................09:36 E. Rosewood Way..................Medical.......................................8/20/13...................12:54 E. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 THEBAYBEACONthe Rocky Bayou subdivision, at about 10:30 p.m. Her husband, 68, with whom she had just had a late dinner, was a few minutes behind her. Mrs. Adams said she pulled her car fully into the garage, and as soon as she emerged someone grabbed her face and said, "Don't say a word." Mrs. Adams said the man then brought her into her house and placed her in the kitchen, between the refrigerator and kitchen island. She said the assailant pounded her head on the kitchen floor several times. Mrs. Adams said she said she heard the garage door opening and realized her husband had arrived home. "I guess the guy had closed the door behind us," Mrs. Adams said. "I yelled, 'Richard, run!,' but he couldn't hear me, probably because of the garage door going up." Mrs. Adams said the men who had been in her house then appeared to abandon some set plan. "The guy who grabbed me and the other guy who was in the house, I guess they figured things weren't going right, so they ran out of the house," she said. Mrs. Adams said normally there is not much cash in her house, but her husband had left money in the kitchen because the couple had set it out to take on an out-of-town trip. She said one of the robbers took this money. She then heard the assailants demand that her husband give them his wallet, cell phone and keys. The three assailants beat Mr. Adams after he initially refused, she said. He then threw his personal effects at the robbers and they fled. Mrs. Adams said the money in the kitchen and the money in her husband's wallet totaled from $700-$1,000. She said a neighbor found the phone and keys in his yard the next day. Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies reported finding Mr. Adams bleeding at the mouth outside his residence at about 10:30 p.m. Mrs. Adams had run down the street screaming for help. She said someone in a nearby house had seen her husband running down the street covered in blood and had called the police. The couple drove themselves to Twin Cities Hospital that evening. Mr. Adams was bandaged, while Mrs. Adams was given a CT scan, which showed no signs of brain damage from her head trauma. Mrs. Adams said sheriff's deputies contacted her Aug. 10, with torn T-shirts found in the area they believed the assailants used as masks. They also showed her gardening gloves found nearby which they believed the robbers had used. However, she said, her assailants had worn rubber surgical gloves. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the incident is still under investigation, with a report pending. ROBBERYFrom page A-1 services, due to the growing number of children being diagnosed with autism in the U.S. The center had revenue of $1.25 million in the most recent fiscal year, up nearly fourfold in two years. Trustee Rachel Gillis appeared to favor the proposal, saying such a facility would be a great service to her students, and could also be a worthwhile addition to the colleges own teacher-education degree programs, by providing a site for internships and practicums for aspiring teachers interested in special education. Trustee Paul Foster asked whether it might be better to set up such a center near or co-located within an existing public school. Blalock replied that as a private, nonprofit organization, the autism center would face legal and bureaucratic hurdles in trying to work directly with the public school system, judging from discussions she had already had with Okaloosa County School District. She also said that Florida state laws and regulations allow parents of special education students, including those with autism, the option of opting out of public education in order to pursue better therapy and educational programs for their children, and that the state will provide the parents with funding assistance, called McKay Scholarships, for that purpose. Public schools incur a loss of state funding every time a student leaves the system. No decision was made regarding the autism center during the meeting, but Board of Trustees Chairman Brian Pennington said that there appeared to be a consensus to continue discussion of the proposal among board members. The Emerald Coast Autism Center is a nonprofit organization founded in August 2009 that provides therapy and education to children with autism in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Blalock said Monday that the center's need to move is based on both a need for larger space and a need to alleviate rent costs. It currently operates in Palm Plaza and at St. Jude's Episcopal Church, both in Niceville. "We've gone from five students to 55" in four years, Blalock said. She said the increase in the scope of the center is largely due to the growing prevalence of autism itself. "Right now, one in 88 kids has autism," Blalock said. "We've continued to expand because of a need for care. We're both a care center and a school, so we've had to expand a lot." The Emerald Coast Autism Center proposed an agreement with the college in which the center would pay for and build the $1.9 million facility and lease real estate from the college. Staci Berryman, executive director of the center, said the proposal is in such early stages that it is hard to speculate about lease terms. However, she said the goal is to lease the land from the college at less than market rate. The center has begun a campaign to raise $1 million in the next two to three years. A large portion of the funds are expected to come from donations from the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. According to projections provided by the center, it would borrow to finance the balance of the building cost, paying off the loan over 10 years from operations. AUTISMFrom page A-1 Ha ppyHa ppy Holidays Birthdays Parties New Baby Just Because Thank You Anniversaries Get WellCall or visit today! 850-226-4111 EdibleArrangements.com 230 Eglin Parkway N.E., Fort Walton Beach $7VALID FOR PICK-UP OR DELIVERYWhen you mention this ad. Offer valid on select products. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer code must be used when placing the order. Code: bayb0913 Exp: 9-30-13OFF YOUR ORDERSend a fruit bouquet to someone special! 256 Chicago Avenue Valparaiso, FL 32580A CERAMICSTUDIO& HOBBYSHOPMembers of: Okaloosa Arts Alliance CCSA Contemporary Ceramic Studio Assoc. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, August 28, 2013 Page A-5 commemoration. Past cheerleaders, athletes and band members have been putting together performances and practicing for an alumni parade that will be take place before Friday's game. Lynda Pannelli moved back to the area in July, just in time to practice with the Twilight Twirlers, the NHS majorette alums whose members range from her own graduating classes, 1979, to that of 2010. I had the most fun of my life when I was in band and a majorette for Niceville High School, she said. Mike Willingham, class of 1978, says things have changed a lot since he was in school. It was a lot freer, Willingham said of the school in his time. You could have shotguns in your truck gun rack back then. I dont think we even had a resource officer. All three of Willinghams children are also NHS graduates. It is the best high school in the county, said Mayor Wise. Im happy to see them celebrate 50 years. Following is the schedule of anniversary events scheduled for Friday. -:45 p.m.: Pep Rally in the gymnasium. -4 p.m.: Public tours of NHS hosted by leadership students. -6 p.m.: Tailgate party in NHS cafeteria and patio; participants will purchase game tickets at this time by entering through the ticket booth near the crosswalk or the ticket booth near the 600 building. Food will be available for purchase from the band boosters at the concession stand. :15 p.m.: Alumni parade. :30 p.m.: Pre-game performances with alumni band, cheerleaders and dance team. p.m.: NHS vs. Rutherford. 50 YEARSFrom page A-1 Lynda Pannelli Mike Willingham This Niceville High School yearbook from 1965 shows how much the school has grown over the last 50 years. During the celebrations nostalgic items such as this will be on display for visitors to view. Ha ppyHa ppy Call Today!Replace a few teeth instantly!GULFCOASTDENTALSteven G. 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Wednesdays 4-5pm Grades K-5thOPEN STUDIO Tues.-Fri., 10:30am-1:30pmKIDSFKREATE LADIES PAINTINGPARTIES $6 million hike for school employeesBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Okaloosa County School Board Monday approved new salary schedules for teachers and noninstructional staff that would raise pay by as much as 5 percent. The board unanimously adopted schedules that would increase pay for teachers with less than 30 years' experience by 5 percent, while boosting the pay of teachers with more than 30 years' experience, and all other school district employees, by 4.7 percent. The raises are expected to maintain the status of Okaloosa County public-school teachers as among the highest paid in Florida. Under the new schedule, a new teacher with a bachelor's degree will start at $32,803 for nine months' work. The highest paid nine-month teacherone holding a doctorate and having served 30 yearswill be paid $77,314. District Chief Financial Officer Rita Scallan said the raises are the result of a state requirement to increase the salaries of teachers and school administrators. Scallan said the increases, which are subject to approval by two labor unions, would cost the school district about $6 million this year. The new pay schedule erases a distinction that awarded less seniority, and thus less pay, to teachers with previous experience outside Okaloosa County. department needed more workers to be prepared for simultaneous emergencies in the area. Councilman Sal Nodjomian, former installation commander at Eglin Air Force Base, said that the Eglin Fire Department had been staffed in order to handle simultaneous emergencies, but an analysis proved the practice to be a waste of funding and manpower. "We actually looked back, and in 25 years, even though we were staffed to handle simultaneous incidents, it only actually occurred once," Nodjomian. "We're not going to do the same thing in the city. We can't afford it." Corbin added that because of mutual-aid agreements with the nearby Valparaiso, North Bay, Eglin and East Niceville fire departments, the area is essentially serviced by five fire-prevention organizations. One notable item left in the budget for the police department is $6,000 for a JMAR traffic enforcement monitoring system. Police Chief David Popwell said this system would be mounted on utility poles in areas citizens have complained about speeding and register speeds of passing vehicles, helping officials to decide whether to assign a traffic officer. The device would not record driver information nor be used to issue tickets, he said. Popwell said the purpose of the system is to inform police as to where speed violations commonly occur so they may place officers more efficiently. City officials cut over $1.1 million in budget requests from the various departments. Other cuts included $120,000 requested by the streets department to fund a hot patch paving truck, $80,430 to fund three more employees for different departments, and $9,600 to fund a vehicle allowance for the Niceville Youth Center. The proposed budget for the fiscal year that will start Oct. 1 envisions $12.7 million in total revenue, including money from a proposed millage rate of 3.7 mills, the same as the current rate. NIXESFrom page A-1 FOR LEASE Located ACROSS FROM KMART in Niceville Parkway East Shopping Center For rental informationCall 850-678-4146 1500 Sq.Ft. Seven Office Spaces Kitchen Shelf with storage space Coded security systemVERY NICE!MOVE-IN READYTILED RECEPTION AREA LARGE CONFERENCE ROOMTILED RECEPTION AREALARGE CONFERENCE ROOM

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Wholesale House Liquidation Outlet is sure to be your new favorite place to buy anything for your home. Customers are naturally drawn into the Wholesale House. "Feel free to take a look around!" remark owners Bill and Teri obligingly. Their excitement and passion for their new business venture is contagious. As a local Niceville couple and seasoned retail and customer service managers, they can t wait to open their doors to neighbors and friends from around town. And frankly, the customers cant wait eitherafter your first trip to Wholesale House, you'll never want to buy anything full price again. Bill and Teri stock their outlet through a wide selection of manufacturers including Target, Home Depot, JCPenny, Kohl's, Macy's and QVC, just to name a few... and everything is 50% off retail price! "Our priority is value," affirms Teri, "value through price, customer service and especially quality of our products." Name brand goods are offered in all departments from furniture, to decor, to home improvement, appliances, bed and bath, outdoor and more. The best part? New merchandise comes in every week to satisfy all customer tastes so you can never expect the same thing twice. For example, a Fall River seven-piece outdoor dining set was originally priced at $574.99 and is now selling for $287.49 at Wholesale House. Whether youre trying to make a new place feel like home, buying the essentials, going off to college or giving your living space a fresh look, youll want to stop to shop. And when it comes to reputable appliances, kitchenware and gifts, closeout and discontinued products at Wholesale House guarantees big savings. As the only liquidation outlet this side of the Alabama-Florida border, Wholesale House s owners wanted to stay in Niceville to start their family business. With two children and three grandchildren, Bill and Teri find their passion in meeting new neighbors and new customers. Located conveniently in Bayou Plaza, they plan on participating in community events in the near future. In today s economy, let Wholesale House be your leading source for saving money. Don t go to the department store and pay full price! With their diversified selection, you re sure to find a beautiful surprise and spend the savings celebrating with family. Whatever your needs, Wholesale House is prepared to satisfy your product demands. Besides, the hunt is half the fun! Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m., MondaySaturday. Located in Bayou Plaza at 599 B John Sims Pkwy. West, Niceville, Florida. www.wholesaleliquidation.net Advertising Feature Wholesale HouseNow open in Bayou Plaza Fall River 7-piece Dining SetHome Depot MSRP: $57499 Wholesale House Price:$28749699 John Sims Pkwy. 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Dunbar said previously he may resign from his position as treasurer at the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30, but retain his seat on the five-person commission until his term ends in November 2014. Dunbar said the commissioners are paid the maximum allowed by law, "even though the size and complexity of [its] operations is in the bottom quarter of similar districts." Dunbar noted that elected officials in the adjacent North Bay Fire District, and in the city of Niceville, which has its own fire department, are unpaid. Dunbar said the money saved by lowering commissioner salaries could be put to better use. "By lowering the salaries, we could save about $18,000 a year," Dunbar said. "That's a lot for increasing firefighter salaries, because it only takes $12,000 to give them a 3 percent raise." Commissioner salaries cannot be discussed without an advertisement two weeks in advance, and Dunbar proposed at the commission's Aug. 12 meeting that the issue be placed on the agenda for the commission's special meeting Sept. 4. The motion did not receive a second from any commissioner. Commission Chairman Mike Marcolongo tabled the issue, likely for discussion after the commission completes its budget discussions and sets a final millage rate at meetings Sept. 4 and 9. "I'm just trying to get the discussion started on this," Dunbar said. "Where it goes once it gets started, I have no idea." Dunbar noted that changes in commissioner pay require a super-majority board approval, meaning four of the five commissioners would have to approve the reduction in order for it to take effect. Marcolongo asked Dunbar to gather letters from residents of the East Niceville district indicating a public desire to lower commissioner salaries. Dunbar has sent out emails to at least 35 people requesting input on the issue. "I just want to public feedback," Dunbar said. "Just to see whether people think yes or no on this." Commission Vice Chair John Root said commissioner salaries do not concern him. "I don't care either way," Root said. "I served on the commission for 12 years without pay." CUTFrom page A-1 By lowering the salaries, we could save about $18,000 a year. Commissioner Ed Dunbar

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The Okaloosa County Commissioners presented the Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) with a Womens Equality Day Resolution Aug. 20. This year, the OCCSW held a ceremony and reception recognizing the 2013 Inductees to the Okaloosa Womens Hall of Fame on Womens Equality Day. Inductees to the Womens Hall of Fame were honored Monday, Aug. 26, at the Northwest Florida State College. One of the honorees this year was Niceville native Rogene Anchors Hasty. Among her achievements, she was appointed by former Governor Bob Graham to a regional education committee that helped secure a nursing program that resulted in one of the first four-year degrees available at Northwest Florida State College. Other inductees included Mary E. Burnette, the first African-American teacher in the current Okaloosa County School system and Destin mayor, Sarah Sam Seevers. The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) was established by the Board of County Commissioners in 1995 for the purpose of recognizing and honoring women who have made significant contributions to the improvement of women and citizens of Okaloosa County. The OCCSW membership is composed of appointments by county commissioners and representatives of various women's organizations. Each year they take nominations for the Okaloosa County Womens Hall of Fame, conduct special activities during Womens History Month, provide a speakers bureau addressing various womens issues, and partner with Jobs Plus and the Workforce Development board in the Suit Up to Move Up program to provide appropriate clothing for ladies trying to get off welfare and into the workforce. For more information about the OCCSW, contact Shirley Pigott at chair@occsw.org, or visit the organization's website, occsw.org. B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , A A u u g g u u s s t t 2 2 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Whos News Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithNHS alumni spin batons, memoriesMajorette alumni from Niceville High School were practicing their routine Aug. 22 in preparation for the school s upcoming 50th anniversary. Calling themselves the Twilight Twirlers, the ladies will be marching in the Alumni Parade at NHS Friday, Aug. 30. Hospital leaders receive Patriot AwardsTwin Cities Hospital CEO David Whalen, pictured center, and Twin Cities Emergency Room Director Danny Cain, were presented Patriot Awards by Chief Petty Officer Phyllis Evans of US Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama and Mr. Terry Dawkins, ESGR Volunteer. Showdown at Pinfish NationalsThe 2nd Annual Bluewater Bay Marina Pinfish Grand Nationals were held on Saturday, August 17, at the Bluewater Bay Marina Complex. Fifteen teams of anglers participated in the event despite the rainy weather. Taking first prize with a 10 fish aggregate weight of 2.55 lbs was team Jake and Ava Griner. Tying for 2nd place were Kaylea and David Harbin tied with Case and Austin Woodard with the weight of 2.05 lbs. Reading brings fun and prizesLauren Murray was the grand prize drawing winner for the Niceville Public Library s 2013 Teen Summer Reading program. Lauren is one of several teens who participated in the reading program this summer. The more books read, the more entries each teen was able to enter into the grand prize drawing, which was held on Wednesday, August 14.Womens Equality Day celebratedThe Okaloosa County Republican Party congratulates its Past Chairman, Barbara Wall of Niceville, on having been reappointed to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. *** Tracey Novak of Niceville, graduated from Troy University in May with her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Practice. She is board certified and licensed in Florida. She spent an eight month internship with Dr. Goldberg, D.O. She is currently employed by the Crane Center in Destin. *** Jessica Griesheimer of Niceville has received national honors from the National Society of High Scholars. She is a student of Collegiate High School, Niceville. 2013 Hall of Fame inductees from left, Jerry Payne and Dr. Daarel Burnette accepting on behalf of Mary E. Burnette, Mayor Sarah Sam Seevers and Niceville native Rogene Anchors Hasty. The tournament champions, Ava and Jake Griner. 2nd place tournament champions Case Woodard and Kaylea Harbin. 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Blood drives Northwest Florida State College, Niceville Aug. 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 online voucher. Northwest Florida State College, Niceville Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 online voucher. Benefit dinner A dinner to benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundations cultural arts and educational programs will be at the TradeWinds Restaurant, 205 Government Street, Niceville Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m. $50 for Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation members, $65 for nonmembers. Ticket price does not include gratuity. Call MKAF at 650-2226 for reservations. Folk art fun The Biophilia Center presents Fun with Folk Art with Abrakadoodle making upcycled roosters on canvas, Friday, August 30 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Open to all ages. General Admission is $8 for adults $5 for children, under 2 free. Books on the beach The Department of Environmental Protections Henderson Beach State Park invites the public to participate in a celebration of reading and Septembers Literacy Month Friday, August 30, 10-11 a.m. Come join our park rangers as they read their favorite childrens books. Following story time, there will be refreshments and an environmentally friendly art activity. Event weather permitting. Regular park admission fees apply. $6 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4 single occupant vehicle. $2 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, and passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass. NHS 50 year anniversary Everyone is invited to Niceville High School, 800 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, on Aug. 30 to celebrate the schools 50th anniversary starting at 1 p.m. with a pep rally in the gym. The football game, NHS vs. Rutherford, will begin at 7 p.m. with pre game performances starting at 6:30 p.m. Blood drives The Bloodmobile will be at the Niceville Walmart Aug. 30-31 from 1-7 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card. Learn geocaching The Biophilia Center presents Intro to Geocaching. Join in using GPS or smart phone technology to explore the great outdoors, Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Open to all ages. General Admission is $8 for adults $5 for children, under 2 free. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.comCALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Volunteers, community, aid history yard saleCommunity volunteers Lenora Sullivan, Catharine Marini, NHS Key Club member Jackie Gauthier and Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis member Bill Landsberg were a big help during the annual Inside/Outside Yard Sale Spectacular at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, on Saturday, August 24. The museum depends on volunteer support and donations from the community to make the event a success each year. Proceeds benefit historic preservation. Cori Alan Warren and Lisa Marie CunninghamConcerto competition now open for submissionsThe Northwest Florida Symphony Guild, in conjunction with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) and Northwest Florida State College, announce the 27th Annual Concerto Competition, which is open to students of orchestral instruments, keyboard and voice who are 23 years of age or younger. The contest is open to students who are legal residents in 33 counties in Northwest Florida, including Okaloosa. The NFSO is the Emerald Coasts premiere professional orchestra. Youth who enter the Concerto Competition compete for prize money and the opportunity to perform with the NFSO in a live Stars of Tomorrow concert to be held on Feb. 7, 2014, at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center in Niceville. Awards and prize money range from $500 to $1,500. Interested competitors can find rules and application forms online on the NFSO website at nfsymphony.org. Performers must submit a videotaped performance of their selection by Sept. 16, 2013. Finalists will be notified by Sept. 29, and the live final competition will be held on the campus of Northwest Florida State College on Oct. 19. All applicants are required to provide their own accompanist for the competition. There are three divisions: Junior, for students through the 8th grade, Senior, for grades 9-12, and College, undergraduate students to age 23. For more information about the Concerto Competition contact faculty coordinator Lois Van Dam at vandaml@nwfsc.edu or 7296009 or the colleges Fine Arts Office at 729-5382. As Labor Day approaches, more blood neededSchool has started and the Labor Day weekend is just ahead. Blood needs have continued to increase, a trend expected to continue through the Labor Day weekend. Loyal blood donors and first time donors are urged to visit any of the blood drives happening in the area. See calendar for more details.Warren-CunninghamMr. and Mrs. Earl (Brad) Cunningham of Bluewater Bay announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Marie Cunningham, to Cori Alan Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Warren of Lake Wales. Lisa is a graduate of Webber International University with a BS and MBA in Sport Management. She is employed by the YMCA of the Suncoast, Hernando County Branch in Spring Hill as Senior Programs Director. Cori is a graduate of Rollins College with a BS in Physics. He is employed by Mustang Vacuum Systems in Sarasota as an Applications Engineer. A destination wedding is planned at the Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos Island on November 9, 2013. The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in NicevilleLEE MULLIS, MD Over 25 Years Experience National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDThe Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office 15 Years Experience A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: CATARACTS DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted-In memory ofCall or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service850-678-2514 110 N. Partin Drive, Niceville Diamond Worksinc. WWW.DIAMONDWORKSJEWELRY.COM 850-244-5252 PARKPLACEPLAZA 323 PAGEBACONRD. MARYESTHERTues.-Fri. 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-3pm, Closed Sun. & Mon.| CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE!1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/BoxesCall for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9am Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 3-711:01am Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedYouth Outreach Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8:30pm @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growKidzNet Sept. 11-Nov. 20 Wednesday Nights 6:00-8:00pmAges 3 years-5th gradewww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin Church Office: 850-837-6324 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.comFax 1-888-520-9323Th e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH and PRESCHOOL, ELCASunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Liturgical, 10:30 a.m. Praise Adult Classes: 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided.1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville Phone: 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com Announcing our new Preschool Director, Neicy Mo ST. PAUL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2013 Call today for details!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to nsert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida drivers license, and proof of current liability nsurance. No collectng duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an nformation sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Experienced Hair Stylist needed to join our team! Ritz Salon, BWB, 897-4466. Looking for a home or a job? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. 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Anyone interested in understanding the importance of fair housing should attend. A FAIR HOUSING/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION CITY OF NICEVILLE NOTICE OF FIRST PUBLIC HEARING The City of Niceville is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a FFY 2013 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $700,000. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: 1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. The activity categories for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood and commercial revitalization, or economic development (new jobs). Eligible uses of funds include such physical improvement activities as housing and commercial building rehabilitation, clearance, water and sewer improvements, street improvements, drainage, housing site development, parking, and loans to businesses. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed in the State of Florida, at least 70% of the funds statewide must benefit low and moderate income persons. In developing an application for submission to DEO, the City must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the City has adopted a plan to assist displaced persons. The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's housing, economic and other community development needs will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, during a Regular City Council meeting which will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 208 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, FL. This is a handicapped accessible facility. Non English speaking, deaf, or visually impaired persons needing an interpreter or any handicapped person requiring special accommodation should contact Mr. Dan Doucet, at (850) 279-6436 (TDD# (800) 955-8771) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice) no later than two days prior to the meeting. A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION (850) 678-51781821 John Sims Parkway Niceville, Florida 32578 www.CarriageHills.com REALTOR@CarriageHills.com Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.Call Or Stop By Today For Any of Your Real Estate Needs You saw it in the Beacon ADVERTISE HERE! 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithFinal summer Stitch-InThe Sand Dunes Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America had their final Stitch-In of the summer Thursday, Aug. 22. The guild meets monthly with day and night meetings at Niceville United Methodist Church. Pictured from left, Pam Burke, Cynthia Hardesty, Linda Anne Buehler and Laura Gamble enjoy the quiet camaraderie. For more information, call Laura at 496-3466. Church buffet raises fundsThe Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church was packed for their charity buffet dinner Saturday, August 24. Filipino dishes and desserts were served. Proceeds were split between the Disabled American Veterans Association and a parishioner in need. For more information please call 678-3000.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Book signing at Niceville LibraryLocal author Louis S. 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