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The Bay beacon
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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The East Niceville Fire Commission gave final approval to a budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, allotting $21,334 more than last year, after district tax rolls increased. The board unanimously voted for approval at its final budget hearing Sept. 18. The budget provides for $817,473 in expenditures, up from $796,139 for the fiscal year that will end Sept. 30. Tax revenues for the district should increase as well, as the taxable value of property in the East Niceville district is projected to rise 2.6 percent over last year, to over $238 million. On July 8, the fire commission unanimously voted to set the maximum millage rate for the next fiscal year at 2.37 mills, the same rate as this year. The budget given final approval Sept. 18 assumes this millage figure. The millage is the tax per $1,000 of taxable property in the district. On property with a taxable value of $100,000, after all exemptions, a 2.37 millage rate would garner a fire tax of $237. The county and school district levy addtional taxes.By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer City of Niceville water and sewer mains will be extended to accommodate future development in the Rocky Bayou area. The city will add 1,000 feet of 12-inch water line and 1,600 feet of 12-inch sewer line along Rocky Bayou Drive, under a city budget approved Sept. 19. The mains will cost $56,000 for water and $88,000 for sewer. The water lines were a stipulation of a lease Publix Supermarkets signed with Valparaiso Realty, ensuring that the grocery store, now under construction at Rocky Bayou Drive and John Sims Parkway, would be connected to the municipal water system. Glenn Stephens, a consulting engineer to the city of Niceville, said the new sewer lines likely would have been added later in any case. Stephens said water and sewer lines in the area follow the same general path, but sewer lines run about 10 feet deeper than water lines. Therefore, the new water lines needed this coming fiscal year would have had to be displaced for the addition of new sewer lines, which will eventually be needed in the same area to supply future users on the 1,100acre tract east of Forest Road owned and yet undeveloped by Ruckel Properties. Because of this, the city decided to add both line extensions simultaneously. Six-inch-wide sewer pipes along Rocky Bayou Road will be replaced with 12-inch pipes as part of the extension. The new water lines will also eventually connect to the 1,100acre Ruckel tract east of Forest Road. The vacant property is expected to be developed for residential and commercial use. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Mid-Bay Bridge saw a slight increase in summer toll revenue this year, with collections in the months of June through August, traditionally the busiest of the year, jumping 1.5 percent from the same period last year. In the three summer months of 2013, when tourist traffic is heaviest, the 3.5-mile bridge between Niceville and Destin collected over $4.8 million in tolls, slightly higher than the $4.7 million in the year-earlier period. August saw largest revenue increase of the three months, up 3.3 percent, to $1.48 million. Mid-Bay Bridge Authority 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, September 25, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 2 Inserts Please see BRIDGE, page A-2 Thurs., 6-8 p.m. Women of all ages are invited to “What’s in Your Bag?” an evening of fellowship, hors d’oeuvres and a bag exchange at Niceville United Methodist Church 214 Partin Drive S. Niceville, in the Sanctuary and Gathering Area. Bring a gently loved purse to exchange and hear missionaries Kim Orellana and Carolyn Knight talk about their experiences. For more info visit niceville.orgwomen or call 865-4769. Fri., 5 -10 p.m. and Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The 19th Annual Oktoberfest and Arts and Crafts Festival will be in the Winn Dixie parking lot, Route 20, Bluewater Bay. There will be vendors and entertainment. Free admission. See story on B-1. Sat. 9 a.m-12 p.m. Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park invites all for a fence clearing project celebrating National Public Lands Day Volunteers should meet at the northeast area of the park on Range Road near Bluewater Elementary School prepared to work outdoors. Water and snacks will be provided. Park fees waived for volunteers. For more info call 833-9144. Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The “Lead, Influence and Take Action” conference will be open to students from Okaloosa and surrounding districts. $10 to attend, scholarships available. To be held at the Costa Leadership Institute in the Northwest Florida State College Niceville. For more info call 368-3505 or e-mail dt4alexis@gmail.com. Calendar, B-2 COMING UP Police Blotter, page A-4 Water colorsCity to extend utility mains to Ruckel tractUnchanged tax rate OK’d by North BayA commissioner says it should be lowerBeacon photo by Daniel ElsesserRebecca Perrott paints a sailboat and its reflection at the Oak Marina on Bayshore Drive, Niceville. She participated in a "plein air" (or open air) painting class that meets at a different location every Wednesday and is instructed by Cherie Mulhearn. "Anyone is welcome to come out and paint with us," Mulhearn said. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The North Bay Fire Commission gave final approval to a $2 million budget that will levy a millage rate of 2.35 mills next year, the same rate as this year. One commissioner dissented, saying the rate should be lower. This rate will bring in over $56,000 more in tax revenues than was brought in this fiscal year, as taxable values in the independent fire district increased over the current fiscal year to $891.6 million, the first meaningful increase in six years. The elected commission voted 4-1 Sept. 18 to approve the budget and millage rate, with Commissioner David Scholl dissenting. Scholl said he felt the district should adopt the "rolledback" millage rate for 2014, or the millage rate that would raise the same amount of tax revenues as in 2013. The The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Vehicles approach tollbooths of the Mid-Bay Bridge Sept. 19. The bridge saw a 1.5 percent increase in toll revenues this summer over the summer of 2012. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser David Scholl Please see TAX, page A-6Summer revenue gains posted by toll bridgeBut traffic remains flat E. Niceville district votes to spend $817,000No change in tax rate $301,954,725 $325,677,741 $283,808,834 $282,434,016 $274,918,047$274,529,612$275,806,449 $283,248,255 20072008200920102011201220132014*Fiscal year ending Sept. 30 $0 $50,000,000 $100,000,000 $150,000,000 $200,000,000 $250,000,000 $300,000,000 $350,000,000Source: Ok. Co. Prop. App. *2014 prelim. East Niceville Fire District tax rolls Taxable value of property in district after exemptions

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(MBBA) Executive Director Jim Vest partially accounted this increase to below-average collections in August 2012 resulting from Tropical Storm Isaac. "Last year, in August, tolls were not suspended," Vest said. "But I think the tropical storm just made everybody stay home." July was the only 2013 summer month that saw a decrease in revenue from last year, down 0.3 percent, or $4,388. Vest said the variance of less than one percent in July was negligible and that the toll numbers for the month "were about on par with last year." The area received 24 inches of rain in July 2013, influencing some beachgoers to stay home. In the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, which will end Sept. 30, the bridge took in about 0.5 percent more toll revenue than it did at the same point last year, or $14.6 million. While revenues are up slightly, total bridge traffic has held steady from last year. Through July of the current fiscal year, the bridge carried about 5.46 million vehicles, up only 0.15 percent from the same 10-month period last year. Increased revenues despite flat usage suggests a shift toward cash tolls, which are higher than the discounted SunPass tolls, indicating a higher proportion of tourists over local drivers. James VanSteenburg announced at Mid-Bay Bridge Authority meeting in Niceville Sept. 19 that construction of the bridge connector road has continued to run ahead of schedule, and that completion has been advanced to Jan. 3. The date of a pre-opening public "fun run" on the 11mile, $137 million connector has also been advanced, to Jan. 4. Vest said two run/walk events, a half marathon and a 5K, would take place before the toll expressway is opened to traffic the same day, with participants starting near the Mullet Festival site in Niceville and running or walking east on the connector half the race's distance before turning back and returning for the rest of it. Separately at the meeting, the board heard a presentation from Duane Gallagher, chair of the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, who proposed that the authority allow the addition of signs indicating food, gas and lodging in the Niceville area for exits on the connector, which will link the bridge to Highway 85 North, bypassing Niceville and presumably robbing the city and adjacent Bluewater Bay of some motorists' business. The board voted 5-0 to allow the chamber to pursue the addition of such signs, which would also have to be approved by regional and perhaps state authorities. Vest added that the signs constitute advertising, which Eglin Air Force Base must approve before it is placed on Eglin land. Most of the connector is on Eglin reservation land. Vest said businesses must be within three miles of the exit and require not more than one additional turn after exiting the road in order to be featured on a sign. Chamber of Commerce President Tricia Brunson said the only businesses that meet such qualifications are in the Bluewater Bay area. She said she would work to attract such businesses to pay for advertising on the highway signs. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 THEBAYBEACON BRIDGEFrom page A-1 Construction of a Mid-Bay Bridge Connector span over Swift Creek, the final bridge for the highway, which is set to open Jan. 4. Mid-Bay Bridge AuthorityAerial view of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector interchange at State Road 85, the westernmost portion of the 11-mile, $137 million toll road, in early August. North Bay Fire District s Board of Fire Commissioners meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2013 HAS BEEN CHANGED TOWed. Oct. 9, 2013 • 7:00 p.m.For more information, contact the Administration Office at (850) 897-3689. NORTH BAY FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT OKALOOSA COUNTY NICEVILLE, FLORIDA Member of the Medical Staff at North Okaloosa Medical Center North Okaloosa Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff. Specializing in womens health at every stage of life. North Okaloosa Physician Group welcomes OB/GYN Kevin McIntosh, M.D., to our growing team. Dr. McIntosh is excited to return to his hometown to care for this community. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville City Council gave final approval to a municipal budget Sept. 19. The budget sets a millage of 3.7 for 2014, the same as that of the current year. This rate will bring in $130,870 more property taxes than this year, as Niceville's property tax rolls have increased 4.89 percent since then. The rolled-back millage rate, or the rate that would raise the same amount of tax revenue as the previous year, is 3.6345 mills. The proposed millage rate is a 1.8 percent increase over the rolled back rate. The millage rate is the amount per $1,000 charged on ad valorem taxes, or taxes on real estate or business property. On property carried on the tax rolls at $100,000 after all exemptions, for instance, a millage rate of 3.7 would result in a municipal property tax of $370, not counting taxes levied by other jurisdictions such as Okaloosa County and the public schools. The council approved the budget and millage rate by a vote of 4-0 at its final budget hearing. Councilman Dan Henkel was absent. The budget estimates $12.7 million for its general fund. Separately, higher utilities rates adopted by the council increase the rates for a typical, 7000-gallon-a-month user 26 cents a month for water and $1.11 a month for sewer. Sanitary landfill "tipping" fees for city of Niceville garbage customers are set to increase 2 percent, in line with a rate rise by Okaloosa County awarded Waste Management, the operator of the landfill where Niceville solid waste is shipped. Tipping fees are fees charged by landfill operators to allow waste to be dumped in the landfill. For a residential customer, the dump fee increase raises residential tipping fees from $13.64 to $13.91 a month, boosting total monthly garbage rates from $27.84 to $28.11 a month.Wednesday, September 25, 2013Page A-3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Valp. panel mulls questionnaireTo seek views of residentsBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso Visioning Committee discussed possible changes to a questionnaire the city plans to send to residents in order to aid the committee's understanding of what citizens want for the future of the city. During a meeting Sept. 12, committee member Jill White discussed possible mission statements for the city, a task which the committee had decided in July. The panel did not arrive at an official slogan, but members did agree that the incorporation of phrases indicating that the city promoted "community and commerce" were necessary. White also discussed the need to refine the survey questions which will eventually be mailed to Valparaiso residents in their water and sewer bills. "Right now, a question says, 'Where do you see the city in 20 years?' which is OK," White said. "I think we need questions more like, 'If heavy industrial were added to the city and stayed for 20 years, how would you feel?" White suggested essay portions be added to the questionnaire, and that the questions encourage citizens to write at length about their feelings on the state of the community. A decision was deferred on a final questionnaire for lack of a quorum. The board needs at least five of its 10 members to make a decision. Just three attended the Sept. 12 meeting. Committee member Joe Cobb spoke briefly about the issue of F-35 jet noise, emphasizing that city should focus on dealing with entities other than the Air Force in requesting remedies. "Our battle is not with the Air Force," Cobb said. 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ArrestsKyle Gregory Padgett, a bartender, 31, of 623 Mountain Drive, Destin, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 17 on a charge of possession of new legend drugs without a prescription. Padgett's required court appearance is Oct. 8. *** Paul Steuerwald, a handyman, 42, of 1531 Catmar Road, Niceville, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 15 on a charge of battery domestic violence. First court date was set for Oct. 8. *** Jessica Nicole Allen, 22, of 218 Cactus St., Tallahassee, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 14 on two Leon County warrants for the original charges of failure to appear for possession of cannabis from June 26 and violation of probation for battery from Sept. 15. A deputy responded to a disturbance on the 1600 block of Paradise Circle, Niceville, and found someone later identified as Allen sitting on the front porch of a residence. The deputy checked Allen's name in a database and found the active warrants. *** Michael Harley Mangum, a laborer, 36, of 916 Linden Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 14 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Mangum required court appearance is Oct. 1. *** Matthew Dewayne Outlaw, a cook, 32, of 111 Cadillac Ave. Unit B, Niceville, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 11 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Two deputies responded to a residence on the 400 block of Twin Lakes Lane, Destin, to serve a warrant. Upon arrival, a deputy observed Outlaw and a woman enter the residence. A deputy knocked on the door, and after receiving no answer, went to the back of the residence. The deputy saw Outlaw through a second floor window, then saw him open the window and saw an object fall to the ground. Outlaw then came out the back door, and when the deputy told him to stop, he went back inside. A minute later, the other deputy detained Outlaw at the front door. A deputy picked up the object that had fallen from the window, a Vaseline jar, and found that it contained a hard, crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. The substance was later weighed at 27 grams. Outlaw's required court appearance is Oct. 15. *** Levy Houston Lucas, 29, of 230 Nimrod Circle, Niceville, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies Sept. 11 on a charge of aggravated battery causing bodily harm. Lucas allegedly pulled someone out of a van when she arrived home from a night out with a friend. He later forcefully shoved her into a countertop and struck her in the face, knocking her glasses off. When the woman tried to get away, Lucas squeezed her left hand, breaking her thumb and injuring her wrist. *** Kirsten Marie Britter, unemployed, 19, of 432 Andrew Drive, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police Sept. 17 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer responded to a business on the first block of South John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, in reference to another case. The officer spoke with Britter, who gave information and then asked for a ride home. The officer asked to search Britter's purse before giving her a ride, and Britter complied, saying "there is nothing in there." Inside the purse, the officer found a leather case containing a syringe, cotton swabs and a socket containing copper brillo. The officer also found a plastic container holding a piece of cotton and liquid residue, which field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. Britter's required court appearance is Oct. 8. *** Johnathan Tyler Harvard, 19, of 1598 Pine St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Sept. 16 on a charge of retail theft. A loss prevention worker at the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, observed Harvard conceal a pair of headphones and a USB adapter in his pants. He then left the store through the Lawn and Garden center without attempting to pay for the concealed items, worth a total of $71.88. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.com Fax 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 totalmarket home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. 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. 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Palm Blvd.............................Dispatched & cancelled.......9/17/13......................10:00 Parkwood Pl.............................Medical..................................9/17/13......................14:56 SR 293/N. Lakeshore..............Vehicle accident....................9/17/13......................16:58 Merchants Way........................Medical assist.......................9/17/13......................17:33 E. Hwy. 20................................Medical..................................9/18/13......................13:28 White Point Rd.........................Public assist..........................9/18/13......................13:36 Sunningdale Cove...................Medical..................................9/18/13......................14:26 Parkwood Cir............................Medical..................................9/19/13......................03:28 Merchants Way........................Medical..................................9/19/13......................07:18 Range Rd.................................Water leak.............................9/19/13......................14:57 Bay Dr.......................................Medical..................................9/19/13......................15:07 Nassau Dr.................................Medical assist.......................9/19/13......................16:17 Range Rd.................................False alarm...........................9/20/13......................07:17 N. White Point Rd....................Medical..................................9/21/13......................08:03 Hwy. 20 E.................................Dispatched & cancelled.......9/21/13......................10:43 N. White Point Rd....................Medical..................................9/21/13......................12:06 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Sept. 16, 2013 through Sept. 22, 2013. 0 Structure Fire22 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn8 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time 29th Street.................................Medical................................9/16/13........................03:07 Florida St....................................Medical................................9/16/13........................08:14 N. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/16/13........................12:03 Poplar Pl....................................Cancelled en route.............9/16/13........................12:51 Nathey Ave................................Medical................................9/16/13........................14:18 30th Street.................................Medical................................9/16/13........................15:39 Juniper Ave................................Service call..........................9/16/13........................18:02 Kazmira Ct.................................Medical................................9/16/13........................23:33 Bayshore Dr...............................Medical................................9/17/13........................00:34 Palm Blvd...................................Arcing electrical...................9/17/13........................09:58 N. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/17/13........................10:48 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Vehicle crash.......................9/17/13........................14:12 E. College Blvd..........................Cancelled............................9/17/13........................18:50 Bayshore Dr...............................Alarm activation..................9/17/13........................21:05 Juniper Ave................................Medical................................9/17/13........................21:20 Als Dr..........................................Service call..........................9/18/13........................14:01 N. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/18/13........................17:49 Royal Palm Dr...........................Medical................................9/19/13........................03:56 Elderberry Ln.............................Medical................................9/19/13........................11:26 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical................................9/19/13........................11:22 21st Street.................................Service call..........................9/19/13........................16:49 Nathey Ave. ..............................Medical................................9/20/13........................04:18 Hill Ln.........................................Cancelled............................09/20/13......................11:59 N. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/20/13........................14:23 Elderberry Ln.............................Medical................................9/21/13........................06:17 Rushing River Way...................Medical................................9/21/13........................16:01 N. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/21/13........................19:08 17th Street.................................Medical................................9/22/13........................07:59 College Blvd..............................Medical................................9/22/13........................10:12 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical................................9/22/13........................12:50 S. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/22/13........................16:57 Reeves St..................................Service call..........................9/22/13........................21:25 Weekly Safety Tip: Have your stove checked annually to be sure it is working properly. Be careful when using appliances that get hot, such as the oven, curling irons, lamps, heaters and irons. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville N N I I C C K K ’ ’ S S C C H H I I C C K K S S S S H H O O W W D D O O W W N N LADIES ANGLERS TOURNAMENT LADIES ANGLERS TOURNAMENTSaturday, October 5, 2013Entry Fee : $30.00 per person Payout based on a 50 Angler participation. Species: Redfish, Speckle Trout, Catfish, and Ladyfish. Rules: Ladies Anglers Only (all ages). Men can guide, captain, bait hooks, unhook fish, and assist women in the tournament, but may not catch fish for them. (Ladies 16 years and under will compete for additional prizes). Starting time & point: Daybreak, October 5th, 2013. All fish must be caught in the Choctawhatchee Bay or estuaries there of (Brooks Bridge to Peach Creek). Gear/Fishing Methods: Hook and line, live or artificial bait only. Weigh-in time: Weigh-in time will be from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM CST on Saturday. No fish will be scored after 4:00 PM. Fish Condition: Any alterations and/or tampering of weight or size of fish are strictly prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification as well as permanent disqualification from future tournaments. Fish need to be properly iced and kept in fresh condition. Scoring: Scoring will be based on a point system for each species of fish and combined totals. A maximum of 38 points may be awarded per angler. Redfish: 4 points each with a limit of two fish (1 point bonus awarded for live redfish) Speckle Trout: 4 points each with a limit of three fish Catfish: 2 points each with a limit of four fish Ladyfish: 2 points each with a limit of four fish Tie breaker Mullet Toss: in the event of a tie, the lady anglers will toss mullet for accuracy to determine the winner. Cancellation: The tournament director may cancel or postpone the tournament at his discretion, but not limited to inclement weather or less than a 50 team participation.For all questions and concerns, contact Trey Nick: 850-835-2222, 850-830-6161 2ndPlace$400003rdPlace$300004thPlace$200005thPlace$100001stPlace$50000

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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 25, 2013 Page A-5 Ray Allen, 53, Niceville, teacher Angie Schaeffer, 42, Niceville, retail “According to news reports, welfare is up, so I guess it s getting worse.” “I don t like it – it could be better. But, I m glad to see the price of gas going down.” Eli Adams, 8, DeFuniak Springs, West DeFuniak Elementary School student “I think everybody should have jobs, except for the people that are old.”What do you think about the current state of the US economy?Hawn Bennett, 29, Valparaiso, stay-home mom John Marshall, 35, Valparaiso, gas station manager Lisa Woodruff, 50, Fort Walton Beach, marketing assistant “It s not as bad as it was. I was laid off in 2011, but recently found a new full-time job.” “It s not what it could be. Obamacare appears to be stifling job growth.” “The economy reminds me of a pool of water, with too many straws drawing from it. I hope everybody gets what they need.” Location: Turkey Creek Walk THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Name: Germarcus Antonio Hall Wanted for: Burglary with Assault/Battery/Larceny/Vehicle Theft Height: 5-feet, 8-inches Weight: 150 Age: 29 Date of birth: 02-18-1984 Hair: Black, Eyes: Brown Name: James Brandon Brock Wanted for: VOP-Carrying Concealed Firearm Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 150 Age: 22 Date of birth: 09-04-1991 Hair: Blond, Eyes: Brown Name: Joshua L. King Wanted for: VOP-Possession of Listed Chemicals & Possession of Paraphernalia Height: 5-feet, 8-inches Weight: 130 Age: 30 Date of birth: 11-22-1982 Hair: Blond, Eyes: Blue T H E B AY B EA CO N I S T A K ING ORD E RS R IG HT N O W FOR A DV E RT I S ING IN TH I S SOUV ENI R S E CT I O N DONT BE LEFT OUT! CALL 678-1080 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! Beacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL 32578(850) 678-1080 • Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comAdvertising Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 24 A DV E RT I S E RS —D O N ’ T M I SS Y OUR C H AN C E TO T A R GE T T H E A FF L U EN T C U L TUR ALLY O R IEN T E D C USTOM E RS TH I S S E CT I O N W ILL R EA CH Ci r culation—15,500! (30,500 with o p tional milita r y news p a p e r p ages)The Bay Beacon will publish a special pullout section celebrating the area s fine and performing arts. It will kick off the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center s theater and performance season, and salute the arts throughout the area. Su pp lement to The Beacon N iceville-Val p a r aiso, Flo r ida A salute to the fine and p e r fo r ming a r ts, beginning the 1998-99 season of the Ar ts Cente r at O kaloosaW alton Community College, N iceville, F lo r ida.C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t e e T T h h e e A A r r t t s s Ad deadline is Sept. 24Ad prices start at less than 1¢ per reader! B EA CO N A RTS G U I D E The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Harvard's required court appearance is Oct. 8. *** Christopher Kale Collins, 20, of 6486 Highway 1812 N., Jackson, Ky., was arrested by Niceville police Sept. 16 on a charge of retail theft. A loss prevention employee of the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway allegedly observed Collins on a security video feed leaving the store without attempting to pay for two USB adapters, worth at total of $58. Collins' required court appearance is Oct. 8. *** Christina Annette Terry, a dermatologist's assistant, 41, of 1113 Rhonda Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Sept. 17 on a charge of simple battery domestic violence. Terry allegedly pushed someone down and struck and kicked the victim several times while she was attempting to leave Terry's residence. An officer observed marks on the victim's body consistent with her description of events. Terry told police that the other woman in the altercation had been the aggressor. Terry's required court appearance is Oct. 8. DUI arrestsIan Kellys Letourneau, an Air Force enlisted man, 26, of 1004 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies for DUI on the 200 block of Harbor Road, Destin, Sept. 12 at 3:44 a.m. Letourneau's required court appearance is Oct. 1. TheftsA resident of the 1000 block of Everglade Drive, Niceville, reported Sept. 17 that someone stole some metal from his front yard. *** A resident of the 1400 block of 30th Street, Niceville, reported Sept. 10 someone had stolen $60 from her 9-year-old daughter's piggy bank. An officer found the juvenile who had taken the money, recovered it and returned it to the complainant. Bear sightingsA Niceville resident of the 400 block of Kelly Road reported Sept. 11 a bear entered her apartment complex at about 5:45 p.m. An officer reported about nine minutes later the bear was gone when he arrived. A dispatcher notified the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, who advised that the bear was likely hungry and would return to the woods. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of Marquette Street reported Sept. 11 that he saw a bear on his street at about 6:44 p.m. The bear was gone when an officer arrived. OtherJamilla Denise Beltz, a nanny, 21, of 4600 Range Road, Niceville, was cited by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 13 on a charge of driving without a license. Beltz's required court appearance is Oct. 1. *** Judah Obadiah Rothenberger, a loss prevention employee, 24, of 155 Persimmon St., Freeport, was cited by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 12 on a charge of participating in an unlawful race. Rothenberger's required court appearance is Oct. 1. *** Jamie Daniel McCraney, 34, of 98 Willow Ave., Choctaw Beach, was cited by Walton County sheriff's deputies Sept. 12 on a charge of driving while license suspended. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 Our passion is to help you pursue yours. Ask about our small business loans.1502 E. John Sims Pkwy. NICEVILLE (850) 279-3886Loans subject to credit approval. EQUAL HOUSINGLENDER 1290 North Ferdon Blvd CRESTVIEW (850) 682-0484

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN rolled back millage rate is 2.29 mills. "I think we can tighten up our belt," Scholl said. "I think we'll be fine." Scholl made a motion that the district adopt the rolled-back rate, but it died for lack of a second. The millage rate is a tax per $1,000 of taxable value of real estate or business property. The owner of property carried on the tax rolls at $100,000 after all exemptions, for instance, would pay the fire district $235 on a millage of 2.35. The county and school district have their own levies as well. The largest spending increase in the new budget is in personnel expenses, which will go up to $1.5 million, $54,840 more than last year. Other increases will include operating expenses (up $5,659), insurance (up $2,927), and operating supplies (up $729). Decreases for the coming year will include maintenance (down $12,500), and utilities (down $657). The largest personnel item increase will be $944,875 for payroll, followed by medical insurance costs, at $209,084, and retirement costs, at $163,342. The commission's next meeting is scheduled Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the North Bay fire station at 1024 White Point Road, Niceville. TAXFrom page A-1 The North Bay Fire Commission at its final budget hearing Sept. 18 in the North Bay fire station, Niceville. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Page A-6 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Northwest Florida s warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches attract many people to live here, but sun, rain, and salt spray from the Gulf of Mexico can damage the surface of your home and its roof. That s where Rhino Shield comes in. While you may already be familiar with Rhino Shield, the special coating that lasts longer and protects better than conventional paint, you may not know that Rhino Shield s new Super Shield Ceramic Roof coating can now protect your roof as well as your exterior walls. “Super Shield is a unique product,” said Mike Redmond, owner of Rhino Shield Gulf South. “This system is ideal for all kinds of roof surfaces such as asphalt, tile, aluminum, steel, copper, plywood, shakes, Styrofoam, concrete and clay.” “With Super Shield, you can make your old roof look more modern, and can change the color of your existing roofing material, such as shingle, metal or tiles, while protecting it and adding years of life to your roof.” Where your roof has been repaired, you can ensure a uniform color and appearance even over parts of your roof that have been damaged or repaired in the past.” “Super Shield Ceramic Roof Coating offers substantial waterproofing and insulation benefits by creating a layer of protection with the benefit of ultra-violet ray reflectivity,” he said. “Super Shield not only aids in the reduction of energy consumption, but also prevents mold, mildew and staining, eliminates granule loss with a shingle roof and increases resale value extending the life of your roof.” “While Super Shield is cheaper than re-roofing,” said Redmond, “this product also has a 10-year non-prorated transferable warranty and can be tinted to any color.” Dotson Gwinn, who lives in nearby Miramar Beach, recently had his home renovated, to include Rhino Shield protection for both his roof and exterior walls. “My original roof was a mint-green color that couldn t be matched with new roof tiles,” Gwinn said, “but with Rhino Shield, we were able to use different color roof tiles, then coat them with Rhino Shield to color the roof a shade of brown that perfectly coordinates with the Rhino Shield coating applied to the walls of the house.” The new exterior of his home, Gwinn said, “cleans extremely well,” and provides excellent protection from the elements. 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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 , S S e e p p t t e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 5 5 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Morken finishes first, yards aheadNick Morken crosses the finish line alone with a 12 second lead at the Gulf Coast Stampede in Pensacola Sept. 14. Niceville High School cross country team results are on B3. Scouts find fish, fun and friendsEthan Linsay, left, won Biggest Fish while Gracen McBlair, had Most Fish Caught at the annual BSA Choctaw District Fishing Rodeo held at Anderson Pond, Eglin, on Saturday, August 31. Pack 553 of Niceville won for unit Most Fish Caught. Scouting is open to both boys and girls in programs that run from first grade up to age 20. Anyone wishing to find out where a Scouting unit is located in their area can simply put in their zip code or address at beascout.scouting.org. Niceville woman is Mrs. Southern BelleBeatrice Winter, 103, representing Superior Residences, Niceville, was crowned the 2013 Mrs. Southern Belle Tuesday, Sept. 10 during the 3rd annual Mrs. Southern Belle Pageant at the Hawthorn House, the Air Force Enlisted Village s assisted living and memory care community. The pageant was hosted by the Air Force Enlisted Village s assisted living and memory care community, Hawthorn House, and is an annual event during national Assisted Living Week. RBCS students start year by honor codeAs Rocky Bayou Christian School Academy students, grades 7-12, transitioned into the opening weeks of school, they were met with the challenge to sign the RBCS Student Honor Code. At the first chapel assembly of the school year, RBCS Superintendent, Dr. Michael Mosley, encouraged students to participate in the Honor Code s commitment to integrity and service to others before self. Pictured, seniors Amber Smith, left, of Niceville and Claire Gunter of Bluewater Bay sign their names. Mullet Festival Queen namedMichelle Bryan was named Queen of the Mullet Festival Pageant held Sept. 14, at the Niceville High School. The 123 contestant pageant was sponsored by the Crestview Elks Lodge 2624. Photos of other age category winners and runners-up can be found on page B-4.Photo courtesy Jill WaymanOktoberfest this weekendStaff Reports The 19th annual Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, in the market Place Shopping Plaza, in front of the Bluewater Bay Winn-Dixie supermarket. There is no admission charge. The festivities will kick off Friday at 5 p.m. with live music under the beer tent and bratwurst on the grill, along with authentic German sauerkraut from an old Bavarian family recipe. Along with the German food will be grilled chicken quarters, hot dogs, funnel cakes, curly fries, hot boiled peanuts, snow cones, cotton candy and kettle korn. The music will be provided by accordionist Walter Kasprzyk, followed by the High Steppers and two hours of German polka music by the Joe Occhipinti band. Volunteers from the Niceville High School’s Rotary-sponsored Interact Service Club will help with concessions. Booths will feature a selection of arts and crafts and children’s activities, including giant slides, orbitron rides and mountain climbers, will be available. Friday’s festivities will wind down about 10 p.m. Saturday, Oktoberfest gets under way at 11 a.m. From 2 to 4 p.m., musicians Tom Phillips and Gary Schmitz will entertain on stage, followed by Kasprzyk from 4 to 5:30, the Joe Occhipinti Band from 5:30 to 7:15 and the High steppers from 7:15 to 8. From 8 to 10, the Occhipinti Band will return. Last year, about 8,000 people attended Oktoberfest. Volunteers sold more than 2,000 bratwurst dinners, which included 150 gallons of sauerkraut. All revenue will be used to support local charities. File photos The Joe Occhipinti band livens up the festivities with their Germanstyle polkas. Oktoberfest is Sept. 27-28 at Place Shopping Plaza, in front of the Bluewater Bay Winn-Dixie supermarket. 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Vendor opportunity Earn money for your surplus treasures at the Valparaiso Viva Florida 500 market day to be held on Oct. 26 in Perrine Park across the street from the Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Arts, crafts, antiques, and flea market items are welcome. Booths are available for $25 each. Contact valpviva500@gmail.com to request vendor applications or download a copy at mariesgardenanddesign.com Game on Niceville UMC Youth Basketball League registering now for grades 4 through 8. Registrations can be made online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation or in person at the Community Life Center, 214 Partin Dr., Niceville. Registration deadline is Sunday, Oct. 6. Practices begin in December and games will be played in January and February. For more information, please contact the Recreation Ministry at 678-4411 extension 145. Powow seeks volunteers The 26th Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powow is seeking volunteer help for their silver anniversary Nov. 1-3 at the Mullet Festival Grounds on the corner of Hwy. 85 N. and College Blvd., Niceville. Volunteers are needed especially for Children’s Day, Friday, Nov. 1, when all the schools visit. For schedule and info visit thunderbirdpowwow.org. To volunteer, please call Kirby Locklear at 8635311 or Glenn Farmer at 678-7714. Lionfish tourney The Emerald Coast Reef Association is hosting a Lionfish Tournament, Sept. 14–Oct. 13th. Registration is $25 per two man team. Grand prize is $2,500. Video contest is free to enter. Winning video wins $300. For more information or to register, visit ecreef.org Alzheimer s support group A support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available, reserve in advance by calling 866-478-7790. Give blood Wednesday, Sept. 25, Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 South Partin Drive from 3-8:30 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt. Bag swap Women of all ages are invited to “What’s in Your Bag?” an evening of fellowship, hors d’oeuvres, worship, special presentations and a bag exchange Thurs. Sept. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Niceville UMC, 214 Partin Drive S. Niceville, in the Sanctuary and Gathering Area. Bring a gently loved purse to exchange and come listen tomissionaries Kim Orellana and Carolyn Knight talk about their experiences. For more info visit niceville.orgwomen or call 865-4769. God in the numbers The Apologetic Library will have its “re-opening” at the Rocky Bayou Christian School (RBCS) Library Thursday Sept. 26. The lending library will be available from 4-8 p.m., and starting at 6 p.m. Kelli Van Pelt will be speaking on “God in Mathematics.” The RBCS Library is located in the center of the campus, and there will be a banner will be above the entrance door. Republican Club The Okaloosa County Republican Club will host their monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Dr Ty Handy, President Northwest Florida State College will speak. Cost is $12. All are welcome. For more info call President Marvin Brigman at 609-3341. To reserve call Jane Dale at 6515049. Parrot Heads meet The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club will have their monthly meeting on Friday, Sept. 27 from 5:308:30 p.m. at Mango’s on the Bayou, Fort Walton Beach. Visit ecparrotheads.org for more info or call Buz Embry at 642-8766. Oktoberfest The 19th Annual Oktoberfest and Arts and Crafts Festival will be Friday, Sept. 27 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday Set. 28 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. in the Winn Dixie parking lot, Route 20, Bluewater Bay. There will be vendors and entertainment. Free admission. Juried art show The Pastel Society of North Florida will host an all-pastel Juried Members’ Exhibition Oct. 27-Dec. 5, at Northwest Florida State College. Entries must be received by 27 September. The show will have its opening reception with awards on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition in the Goetsch Gallery will also be open to the public Mondays to Fridays, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., excluding holidays. For more info contact pastel@centurytel.net. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com CALENDA R The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Benefit for Filipino churchesThe Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church will sponsor their last charity buffet dinner of the season at the Life Center Hall on Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. Filipino dishes and desserts will be served. All our welcome, please invite family and friends. Cost is $7 for ten years and up, $4 for 7-9 years and five and under eat free. Price includes entree, dessert and beverage. Proceeds go to aid Catholic churches in the Philippines. For more information please call 678-3000. Edge helps uncram the vanEdge Elementary School received a visit from Tracy Hodgins-Lott and Maria Davis, both of FNBT.COM Bank, Friday, Sept. 13, to “uncram” their van of school supplies. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CHURCH DIRECTORY First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm 678-1298 • WWW.STPAULNICEVILLE.COM 1407 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLESUNDAY SERVICES8:30 a.m. Liturgical 10:30 a.m. PraiseADULT CLASSES9:30 a.m. Nursery provided ST. PAUL PRESCHOOLLimited openings available for 3 & 4 yr. oldsVPK PROVIDER IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9:00am Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy Communion Nursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 3-7 11:01am Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion) Nursery & Sunday School providedYouth Outreach Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8:30pm @ The Shed Hang out; engage; worship; growHealing Service Sunday, October 6 10:00amKidzNet Sept. 11-Nov. 20 Wednesday Nights 6:00-8:00pm Ages 3 years-5th grade www.iacdestin.org  “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin  850-837-6324 BE ACO N S P O R TSBE A CO N S P O R TSNHS track scoresThe Niceville High School cross country team competed at the Gulf Coast Stampede in Pensacola Sept. 14. Varsity girls,’ 4th overall, results: 18th Claire Crist (20:59.30), 20th Mackenzie Shinnick (21:16.70), 21st Haley Smith (21:18.50), 39th Anna Herrara (22:02.30), 40th Annie Serpa (22:05.20), 41st Julia Moreno (22:05.30), 47th Drew Haggerman (22:23.30), 51st Nicole Escoffier (22:31.40), 68th Diana LaFollette (23:08.90). Varsity boys,’ 2nd overall, results: 1st Nick Morken (15:39.90), 4th Thomas Howell (16:03.80), 21st Caden Ewing (17:26.00), 24th Jack Massey (17:34.50), 26th Tristan Hamer (17:41.40), 33rd Tripp Davis (08:02.00), 52nd Jake Fiske (18:25.00), 62nd Jared Herzog (18:38.70), 71st Kyle Ferris (18:45.00), 73rd David Bobbitt (18:49.40). NHS girls golf beats FWBSenior Antonia Poate, tees off Thursday, Sept. 19, at Rocky Bayou Golf Course where Niceville High School won the match over Fort Walton Beach by a score of 160 to 173. Niceville s individual scores were: Antonia Poate, (37, Low Medalist), Bailey Rimes (38), Sarah Pabst (39) and Alex Messmore (46). Niceville travel soccer team winsThe FC Dallas Emerald Coast 01 Girls Red Travel Soccer team won the Under 12 (U12) bracket Sept. 21-22 in the annual Flora-Bama Soccer Showcase in Orange Beach, Ala. The tournament consisted of 216 teams from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. Pictured from left, back row, Sage Modarelli, Kywana Donahoo, Kaeori Stone, Caitlyn Stringfellow and Coach Jim McDermott. Pictured left, bottom row, Victoria Sherwin, Korre Mason, Hailey Moriarty, Georgia Bomar. Ali Davis, Tai Duren-Wynn and Abbey Ladd. Not pictured, Taylor Hendricks. Quarterback Ashton Hooker loads to pass, connecting with Jalen Douglas. NHS played Choctaw, crippling them with a 56-3 win. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. 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Both teams entered the game with a 3-0 record, but Niceville dominated from the get go, and delivered a performance that dazzled the packed stadium and propelled them further into their winning season and widened their target as the team to beat. The action literally began within seconds when Tyree McCants received the kick off and exploded across the field for a touchdown just 12 seconds into the game. The Niceville defense then took the field and made a statement all their own. The defense made a huge tackle, forced a fumble and recovered the ball. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the offense came back on the field and in the first play of their possession scored another touchdown thanks to a completion from quarterback Ashton Hooker to Eli Stove, who ran it in for the score. The scoring frenzy continued, with the Eagles racking up 42 points in the half while only allowing 3 for the Indians. During the game, the offense accumulated over 500 yards, split pretty evenly between passing and rushing, spread across several players. The defense kept their intensity in the second half, and continued to stop the Indians dead in their tracks, forcing third and longs, and holding the line on fourth downs. Even at first and goal from the 6 yard line, the Eagle defense did not crack, and did not allow a single touchdown during the entire game. Head Coach John Hicks was proud of the way the team played. He noted the success of the defense and characterized their physicality. “We got them where we wanted them at third and long, and when we did we did a good job of not letting them convert,” said Hicks. The blow to Choctaw gave the Eagles a 4-0 record, and has solidified their reputation, state-wide, as one of this year’s contenders. The Eagles will celebrate homecoming against Greene County, Miss., Friday, Sept. 27. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The East Niceville Fire Commission gave final approval to a budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, allotting $21,334 more than last year, after district tax rolls increased. The board unanimously voted for approval at its final budget hearing Sept. 18. The budget provides for $817,473 in expenditures, up from $796,139 for the fiscal year that will end Sept. 30. Tax revenues for the district should increase as well, as the taxable value of property in the East Niceville district is projected to rise 2.6 percent over last year, to over $238 million. On July 8, the fire commission unanimously voted to set the maximum millage rate for the next fiscal year at 2.37 mills, the same rate as this year. The budget given final approval Sept. 18 assumes this millage figure. The millage is the tax per $1,000 of taxable property in the district. On property with a taxable value of $100,000, after all exemptions, a 2.37 millage rate would garner a fire tax of $237. The county and school district levy addtional taxes.By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer City of Niceville water and sewer mains will be extended to accommodate future development in the Rocky Bayou area. The city will add 1,000 feet of 12-inch water line and 1,600 feet of 12-inch sewer line along Rocky Bayou Drive, under a city budget approved Sept. 19. The mains will cost $56,000 for water and $88,000 for sewer. The water lines were a stipulation of a lease Publix Supermarkets signed with Valparaiso Realty, ensuring that the grocery store, now under construction at Rocky Bayou Drive and John Sims Parkway, would be connected to the municipal water system. Glenn Stephens, a consulting engineer to the city of Niceville, said the new sewer lines likely would have been added later in any case. Stephens said water and sewer lines in the area follow the same general path, but sewer lines run about 10 feet deeper than water lines. Therefore, the new water lines needed this coming fiscal year would have had to be displaced for the addition of new sewer lines, which will eventually be needed in the same area to supply future users on the 1,100acre tract east of Forest Road owned and yet undeveloped by Ruckel Properties. Because of this, the city decided to add both line extensions simultaneously. Six-inch-wide sewer pipes along Rocky Bayou Road will be replaced with 12-inch pipes as part of the extension. The new water lines will also eventually connect to the 1,100acre Ruckel tract east of Forest Road. The vacant property is expected to be developed for residential and commercial use. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Mid-Bay Bridge saw a slight increase in summer toll revenue this year, with collections in the months of June through August, traditionally the busiest of the year, jumping 1.5 percent from the same period last year. In the three summer months of 2013, when tourist traffic is heaviest, the 3.5-mile bridge between Niceville and Destin collected over $4.8 million in tolls, slightly higher than the $4.7 million in the year-earlier period. August saw largest revenue increase of the three months, up 3.3 percent, to $1.48 million. Mid-Bay Bridge Authority T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, September 25, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 2 Inserts Please see BRIDGE, page A-2 Thurs., 6-8 p.m. Women of all ages are invited to Whats in Your Bag? an evening of fellowship, hors doeuvres and a bag exchange at Niceville United Methodist Church 214 Partin Drive S. Niceville, in the Sanctuary and Gathering Area. Bring a gently loved purse to exchange and hear missionaries Kim Orellana and Carolyn Knight talk about their experiences. For more info visit niceville.orgwomen or call 865-4769. Fri., 5 -10 p.m. and Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The 19th Annual Oktoberfest and Arts and Crafts Festival will be in the Winn Dixie parking lot, Route 20, Bluewater Bay. There will be vendors and entertainment. Free admission. See story on B-1. Sat. 9 a.m-12 p.m. Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park invites all for a fence clearing project celebrating National Public Lands Day Volunteers should meet at the northeast area of the park on Range Road near Bluewater Elementary School prepared to work outdoors. Water and snacks will be provided. Park fees waived for volunteers. For more info call 833-9144. Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Lead, Influence and Take Action conference will be open to students from Okaloosa and surrounding districts. $10 to attend, scholarships available. To be held at the Costa Leadership Institute in the Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. For more info call 368-3505 or e-mail dt4alexis@gmail.com. Calendar, B-2 COMINGUP Police Blotter, page A-4 Water colorsCity to extend utility mains to Ruckel tractUnchanged tax rate OKd by North BayA commissioner says it should be lowerBeacon photo by Daniel ElsesserRebecca Perrott paints a sailboat and its reflection at the Oak Marina on Bayshore Drive, Niceville. She participated in a "plein air" (or open air) painting class that meets at a different location every Wednesday and is instructed by Cherie Mulhearn. "Anyone is welcome to come out and paint with us," Mulhearn said. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The North Bay Fire Commission gave final approval to a $2 million budget that will levy a millage rate of 2.35 mills next year, the same rate as this year. One commissioner dissented, saying the rate should be lower. This rate will bring in over $56,000 more in tax revenues than was brought in this fiscal year, as taxable values in the independent fire district increased over the current fiscal year to $891.6 million, the first meaningful increase in six years. The elected commission voted 4-1 Sept. 18 to approve the budget and millage rate, with Commissioner David Scholl dissenting. Scholl said he felt the district should adopt the "rolledback" millage rate for 2014, or the millage rate that would raise the same amount of tax revenues as in 2013. The The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Vehicles approach tollbooths of the Mid-Bay Bridge Sept. 19. The bridge saw a 1.5 percent increase in toll revenues this summer over the summer of 2012. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser David Scholl Please see TAX, page A-6Summer revenue gains posted by toll bridgeBut traffic remains flat E. Niceville district votes to spend $817,000No change in tax rate $301,954,725 $325,677,741 $283,808,834 $282,434,016 $274,918,047$274,529,612$275,806,449 $283,248,255 20072008200920102011201220132014*Fiscal year ending Sept. 30 $0 $50,000,000 $100,000,000 $150,000,000 $200,000,000 $250,000,000 $300,000,000 $350,000,000Source: Ok. Co. Prop. App. *2014 prelim. East Niceville Fire District tax rolls Taxable value of property in district after exemptions

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(MBBA) Executive Director Jim Vest partially accounted this increase to below-average collections in August 2012 resulting from Tropical Storm Isaac. "Last year, in August, tolls were not suspended," Vest said. "But I think the tropical storm just made everybody stay home." July was the only 2013 summer month that saw a decrease in revenue from last year, down 0.3 percent, or $4,388. Vest said the variance of less than one percent in July was negligible and that the toll numbers for the month "were about on par with last year." The area received 24 inches of rain in July 2013, influencing some beachgoers to stay home. In the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, which will end Sept. 30, the bridge took in about 0.5 percent more toll revenue than it did at the same point last year, or $14.6 million. While revenues are up slightly, total bridge traffic has held steady from last year. Through July of the current fiscal year, the bridge carried about 5.46 million vehicles, up only 0.15 percent from the same 10-month period last year. Increased revenues despite flat usage suggests a shift toward cash tolls, which are higher than the discounted SunPass tolls, indicating a higher proportion of tourists over local drivers. James VanSteenburg announced at Mid-Bay Bridge Authority meeting in Niceville Sept. 19 that construction of the bridge connector road has continued to run ahead of schedule, and that completion has been advanced to Jan. 3. The date of a pre-opening public "fun run" on the 11mile, $137 million connector has also been advanced, to Jan. 4. Vest said two run/walk events, a half marathon and a 5K, would take place before the toll expressway is opened to traffic the same day, with participants starting near the Mullet Festival site in Niceville and running or walking east on the connector half the race's distance before turning back and returning for the rest of it. Separately at the meeting, the board heard a presentation from Duane Gallagher, chair of the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, who proposed that the authority allow the addition of signs indicating food, gas and lodging in the Niceville area for exits on the connector, which will link the bridge to Highway 85 North, bypassing Niceville and presumably robbing the city and adjacent Bluewater Bay of some motorists' business. The board voted 5-0 to allow the chamber to pursue the addition of such signs, which would also have to be approved by regional and perhaps state authorities. Vest added that the signs constitute advertising, which Eglin Air Force Base must approve before it is placed on Eglin land. Most of the connector is on Eglin reservation land. Vest said businesses must be within three miles of the exit and require not more than one additional turn after exiting the road in order to be featured on a sign. Chamber of Commerce President Tricia Brunson said the only businesses that meet such qualifications are in the Bluewater Bay area. She said she would work to attract such businesses to pay for advertising on the highway signs. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 THEBAYBEACON BRIDGEFrom page A-1 Construction of a Mid-Bay Bridge Connector span over Swift Creek, the final bridge for the highway, which is set to open Jan. 4. Mid-Bay Bridge AuthorityAerial view of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector interchange at State Road 85, the westernmost portion of the 11-mile, $137 million toll road, in early August. North Bay Fire District s Board of Fire Commissioners meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2013 HAS BEEN CHANGED TOWed. Oct. 9, 2013 7:00 p.m.For more information, contact the Administration Office at (850) 897-3689.NORTH BAY FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT OKALOOSA COUNTY NICEVILLE, FLORIDA Member of the Medical Staff at North Okaloosa Medical Center North Okaloosa Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospitals medical staff. Specializing in womens health at every stage of life. North Okaloosa Physician Group welcomes OB/GYN Kevin McIntosh, M.D., to our growing team. Dr. McIntosh is excited to return to his hometown to care for this community. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University, Tallahassee, and completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. McIntosh joins Dr. Janet Hamby and Dr. Gregory Coates in OB/GYN practice. Dr. McIntosh is currently accepting new patients and is looking forward to serving Okaloosa and surrounding counties. To schedule an appointment, please call 850-689-BABY (2229) or, for more information, visit us online at NorthOkaloosa.com. TWO LOCATIONS: 550 W. Redstone, Suite 470 Crestview, FL 1045 U.S. Hwy. 331 S, Suites D & E Defuniak Springs, FL PLAY OUR GREATLY IMPROVED COURSE (850) 651-1416 Tee Times Online at 7am-11am $35.95+tax11am-2pm $25.95+taxAfter 2pm $17.95+taxPrice includes Green Fee, 1/2 Cart for 18 holes & range balls. Expires 10/31/13FALL SPECIALTake advantage of the nice weather and play an excellent golf course before the Snowbird trafc. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville City Council gave final approval to a municipal budget Sept. 19. The budget sets a millage of 3.7 for 2014, the same as that of the current year. This rate will bring in $130,870 more property taxes than this year, as Niceville's property tax rolls have increased 4.89 percent since then. The rolled-back millage rate, or the rate that would raise the same amount of tax revenue as the previous year, is 3.6345 mills. The proposed millage rate is a 1.8 percent increase over the rolled back rate. The millage rate is the amount per $1,000 charged on ad valorem taxes, or taxes on real estate or business property. On property carried on the tax rolls at $100,000 after all exemptions, for instance, a millage rate of 3.7 would result in a municipal property tax of $370, not counting taxes levied by other jurisdictions such as Okaloosa County and the public schools. The council approved the budget and millage rate by a vote of 4-0 at its final budget hearing. Councilman Dan Henkel was absent. The budget estimates $12.7 million for its general fund. Separately, higher utilities rates adopted by the council increase the rates for a typical, 7000-gallon-a-month user 26 cents a month for water and $1.11 a month for sewer. Sanitary landfill "tipping" fees for city of Niceville garbage customers are set to increase 2 percent, in line with a rate rise by Okaloosa County awarded Waste Management, the operator of the landfill where Niceville solid waste is shipped. Tipping fees are fees charged by landfill operators to allow waste to be dumped in the landfill. For a residential customer, the dump fee increase raises residential tipping fees from $13.64 to $13.91 a month, boosting total monthly garbage rates from $27.84 to $28.11 a month.Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Page A-3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Valp. panel mulls questionnaireTo seek views of residentsBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso Visioning Committee discussed possible changes to a questionnaire the city plans to send to residents in order to aid the committee's understanding of what citizens want for the future of the city. During a meeting Sept. 12, committee member Jill White discussed possible mission statements for the city, a task which the committee had decided in July. The panel did not arrive at an official slogan, but members did agree that the incorporation of phrases indicating that the city promoted "community and commerce" were necessary. White also discussed the need to refine the survey questions which will eventually be mailed to Valparaiso residents in their water and sewer bills. "Right now, a question says, 'Where do you see the city in 20 years?' which is OK," White said. "I think we need questions more like, 'If heavy industrial were added to the city and stayed for 20 years, how would you feel?" White suggested essay portions be added to the questionnaire, and that the questions encourage citizens to write at length about their feelings on the state of the community. A decision was deferred on a final questionnaire for lack of a quorum. The board needs at least five of its 10 members to make a decision. Just three attended the Sept. 12 meeting. Committee member Joe Cobb spoke briefly about the issue of F-35 jet noise, emphasizing that city should focus on dealing with entities other than the Air Force in requesting remedies. "Our battle is not with the Air Force," Cobb said. 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ArrestsKyle Gregory Padgett, a bartender, 31, of 623 Mountain Drive, Destin, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 17 on a charge of possession of new legend drugs without a prescription. Padgett's required court appearance is Oct. 8. *** Paul Steuerwald, a handyman, 42, of 1531 Catmar Road, Niceville, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 15 on a charge of battery domestic violence. First court date was set for Oct. 8. *** Jessica Nicole Allen, 22, of 218 Cactus St., Tallahassee, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 14 on two Leon County warrants for the original charges of failure to appear for possession of cannabis from June 26 and violation of probation for battery from Sept. 15. A deputy responded to a disturbance on the 1600 block of Paradise Circle, Niceville, and found someone later identified as Allen sitting on the front porch of a residence. The deputy checked Allen's name in a database and found the active warrants. *** Michael Harley Mangum, a laborer, 36, of 916 Linden Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 14 on a charge of battery domestic violence. Mangum required court appearance is Oct. 1. *** Matthew Dewayne Outlaw, a cook, 32, of 111 Cadillac Ave. Unit B, Niceville, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 11 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Two deputies responded to a residence on the 400 block of Twin Lakes Lane, Destin, to serve a warrant. Upon arrival, a deputy observed Outlaw and a woman enter the residence. A deputy knocked on the door, and after receiving no answer, went to the back of the residence. The deputy saw Outlaw through a second floor window, then saw him open the window and saw an object fall to the ground. Outlaw then came out the back door, and when the deputy told him to stop, he went back inside. A minute later, the other deputy detained Outlaw at the front door. A deputy picked up the object that had fallen from the window, a Vaseline jar, and found that it contained a hard, crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. The substance was later weighed at 27 grams. Outlaw's required court appearance is Oct. 15. *** Levy Houston Lucas, 29, of 230 Nimrod Circle, Niceville, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies Sept. 11 on a charge of aggravated battery causing bodily harm. Lucas allegedly pulled someone out of a van when she arrived home from a night out with a friend. He later forcefully shoved her into a countertop and struck her in the face, knocking her glasses off. When the woman tried to get away, Lucas squeezed her left hand, breaking her thumb and injuring her wrist. *** Kirsten Marie Britter, unemployed, 19, of 432 Andrew Drive, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police Sept. 17 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer responded to a business on the first block of South John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, in reference to another case. The officer spoke with Britter, who gave information and then asked for a ride home. The officer asked to search Britter's purse before giving her a ride, and Britter complied, saying "there is nothing in there." Inside the purse, the officer found a leather case containing a syringe, cotton swabs and a socket containing copper brillo. The officer also found a plastic container holding a piece of cotton and liquid residue, which field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. Britter's required court appearance is Oct. 8. *** Johnathan Tyler Harvard, 19, of 1598 Pine St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Sept. 16 on a charge of retail theft. A loss prevention worker at the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, observed Harvard conceal a pair of headphones and a USB adapter in his pants. He then left the store through the Lawn and Garden center without attempting to pay for the concealed items, worth a total of $71.88. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.com Fax 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 totalmarket home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. 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. 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Palm Blvd.............................Dispatched & cancelled.......9/17/13......................10:00 Parkwood Pl.............................Medical..................................9/17/13......................14:56 SR 293/N. Lakeshore..............Vehicle accident....................9/17/13......................16:58 Merchants Way........................Medical assist.......................9/17/13......................17:33 E. Hwy. 20................................Medical..................................9/18/13......................13:28 White Point Rd.........................Public assist..........................9/18/13......................13:36 Sunningdale Cove...................Medical..................................9/18/13......................14:26 Parkwood Cir............................Medical..................................9/19/13......................03:28 Merchants Way........................Medical..................................9/19/13......................07:18 Range Rd.................................Water leak.............................9/19/13......................14:57 Bay Dr.......................................Medical..................................9/19/13......................15:07 Nassau Dr.................................Medical assist.......................9/19/13......................16:17 Range Rd.................................False alarm...........................9/20/13......................07:17 N. White Point Rd....................Medical..................................9/21/13......................08:03 Hwy. 20 E.................................Dispatched & cancelled.......9/21/13......................10:43 N. White Point Rd....................Medical..................................9/21/13......................12:06 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Sept. 16, 2013 through Sept. 22, 2013. 0 Structure Fire22 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn8 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time 29th Street.................................Medical................................9/16/13........................03:07 Florida St....................................Medical................................9/16/13........................08:14 N. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/16/13........................12:03 Poplar Pl....................................Cancelled en route.............9/16/13........................12:51 Nathey Ave................................Medical................................9/16/13........................14:18 30th Street.................................Medical................................9/16/13........................15:39 Juniper Ave................................Service call..........................9/16/13........................18:02 Kazmira Ct.................................Medical................................9/16/13........................23:33 Bayshore Dr...............................Medical................................9/17/13........................00:34 Palm Blvd...................................Arcing electrical...................9/17/13........................09:58 N. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/17/13........................10:48 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Vehicle crash.......................9/17/13........................14:12 E. College Blvd..........................Cancelled............................9/17/13........................18:50 Bayshore Dr...............................Alarm activation..................9/17/13........................21:05 Juniper Ave................................Medical................................9/17/13........................21:20 Als Dr..........................................Service call..........................9/18/13........................14:01 N. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/18/13........................17:49 Royal Palm Dr...........................Medical................................9/19/13........................03:56 Elderberry Ln.............................Medical................................9/19/13........................11:26 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical................................9/19/13........................11:22 21st Street.................................Service call..........................9/19/13........................16:49 Nathey Ave. ..............................Medical................................9/20/13........................04:18 Hill Ln.........................................Cancelled............................09/20/13......................11:59 N. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/20/13........................14:23 Elderberry Ln.............................Medical................................9/21/13........................06:17 Rushing River Way...................Medical................................9/21/13........................16:01 N. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/21/13........................19:08 17th Street.................................Medical................................9/22/13........................07:59 College Blvd..............................Medical................................9/22/13........................10:12 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical................................9/22/13........................12:50 S. Partin Dr................................Medical................................9/22/13........................16:57 Reeves St..................................Service call..........................9/22/13........................21:25 Weekly Safety Tip: Have your stove checked annually to be sure it is working properly. Be careful when using appliances that get hot, such as the oven, curling irons, lamps, heaters and irons. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville N N I I C C K K S S C C H H I I C C K K S S S S H H O O W W D D O O W W N NLADIES ANGLERS TOURNAMENTLADIES ANGLERS TOURNAMENTSaturday, October 5, 2013Entry Fee: $30.00 per person Payout based on a 50 Angler participation. Species: Redfish, Speckle Trout, Catfish, and Ladyfish. Rules: Ladies Anglers Only (all ages). Men can guide, captain, bait hooks, unhook fish, and assist women in the tournament, but may not catch fish for them. (Ladies 16 years and under will compete for additional prizes). Starting time & point: Daybreak, October 5th, 2013. All fish must be caught in the Choctawhatchee Bay or estuaries there of (Brooks Bridge to Peach Creek). Gear/Fishing Methods: Hook and line, live or artificial bait only. Weigh-in time: Weigh-in time will be from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM CST on Saturday. No fish will be scored after 4:00 PM. Fish Condition: Any alterations and/or tampering of weight or size of fish are strictly prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification as well as permanent disqualification from future tournaments. Fish need to be properly iced and kept in fresh condition. Scoring: Scoring will be based on a point system for each species of fish and combined totals. A maximum of 38 points may be awarded per angler. Redfish: 4 points each with a limit of two fish (1 point bonus awarded for live redfish) Speckle Trout: 4 points each with a limit of three fish Catfish: 2 points each with a limit of four fish Ladyfish: 2 points each with a limit of four fish Tie breaker Mullet Toss: in the event of a tie, the lady anglers will toss mullet for accuracy to determine the winner. Cancellation: The tournament director may cancel or postpone the tournament at his discretion, but not limited to inclement weather or less than a 50 team participation.For all questions and concerns, contact Trey Nick: 850-835-2222, 850-830-6161 2ndPlace$400003rdPlace$300004thPlace$200005thPlace$100001stPlace$50000

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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 25, 2013 Page A-5 Ray Allen, 53, Niceville, teacher Angie Schaeffer, 42, Niceville, retail According to news reports, welfare is up, so I guess it s getting worse. I don t like it it could be better. But, I m glad to see the price of gas going down. Eli Adams, 8, DeFuniak Springs, West DeFuniak Elementary School student I think everybody should have jobs, except for the people that are old.What do you think about the current state of the US economy?Hawn Bennett, 29, Valparaiso, stay-home mom John Marshall, 35, Valparaiso, gas station manager Lisa Woodruff, 50, Fort Walton Beach, marketing assistant It s not as bad as it was. I was laid off in 2011, but recently found a new full-time job. It s not what it could be. Obamacare appears to be stifling job growth. The economy reminds me of a pool of water, with too many straws drawing from it. I hope everybody gets what they need. Location: Turkey Creek Walk THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Name: Germarcus Antonio Hall Wanted for: Burglary with Assault/Battery/Larceny/Vehicle Theft Height: 5-feet, 8-inches Weight: 150 Age: 29 Date of birth: 02-18-1984 Hair: Black, Eyes: Brown Name: James Brandon Brock Wanted for: VOP-Carrying Concealed Firearm Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 150 Age: 22 Date of birth: 09-04-1991 Hair: Blond, Eyes: Brown Name: Joshua L. King Wanted for: VOP-Possession of Listed Chemicals & Possession of Paraphernalia Height: 5-feet, 8-inches Weight: 130 Age: 30 Date of birth: 11-22-1982 Hair: Blond, Eyes: Blue T H E B AY B EA CO N IS T AKING ORDERS R IGHT NO W FOR ADV ERT ISING IN THIS SOUVENIR S E CTI O N DONT BE LEFT OUT! CALL 678-1080 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! Beacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL 32578(850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comAdvertising Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 24 A DV ERT ISERS D O N T M I SS Y OUR C H ANC E TO T A R GET T H E A FFL UENT C UL TURALLY O RIENTED C USTOMERS THIS S ECTION W ILL R EA CH !Ci r culation,500! (30,500 with op tional militar y newsp a p e r p ages)The Bay Beacon will publish a special pullout section celebrating the area s fine and performing arts. It will kick off the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center s theater and performance season, and salute the arts throughout the area. Supplement to The Beacon Niceville-Valparaiso, Florida A salute to the fine and p e r for ming a r ts, beginning the 1998-99 season of the Ar ts Cente r at O kaloosaW alton Community College, N iceville, F lor ida.C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t e e T T h h e e A A r r t t s s Ad deadline is Sept. 24Ad prices start at less than 1 per reader! B EA CO N A RTS G U I D E The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Harvard's required court appearance is Oct. 8. *** Christopher Kale Collins, 20, of 6486 Highway 1812 N., Jackson, Ky., was arrested by Niceville police Sept. 16 on a charge of retail theft. A loss prevention employee of the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway allegedly observed Collins on a security video feed leaving the store without attempting to pay for two USB adapters, worth at total of $58. Collins' required court appearance is Oct. 8. *** Christina Annette Terry, a dermatologist's assistant, 41, of 1113 Rhonda Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Sept. 17 on a charge of simple battery domestic violence. Terry allegedly pushed someone down and struck and kicked the victim several times while she was attempting to leave Terry's residence. An officer observed marks on the victim's body consistent with her description of events. Terry told police that the other woman in the altercation had been the aggressor. Terry's required court appearance is Oct. 8. DUI arrestsIan Kellys Letourneau, an Air Force enlisted man, 26, of 1004 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies for DUI on the 200 block of Harbor Road, Destin, Sept. 12 at 3:44 a.m. Letourneau's required court appearance is Oct. 1. TheftsA resident of the 1000 block of Everglade Drive, Niceville, reported Sept. 17 that someone stole some metal from his front yard. *** A resident of the 1400 block of 30th Street, Niceville, reported Sept. 10 someone had stolen $60 from her 9-year-old daughter's piggy bank. An officer found the juvenile who had taken the money, recovered it and returned it to the complainant. Bear sightingsA Niceville resident of the 400 block of Kelly Road reported Sept. 11 a bear entered her apartment complex at about 5:45 p.m. An officer reported about nine minutes later the bear was gone when he arrived. A dispatcher notified the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, who advised that the bear was likely hungry and would return to the woods. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of Marquette Street reported Sept. 11 that he saw a bear on his street at about 6:44 p.m. The bear was gone when an officer arrived. OtherJamilla Denise Beltz, a nanny, 21, of 4600 Range Road, Niceville, was cited by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 13 on a charge of driving without a license. Beltz's required court appearance is Oct. 1. *** Judah Obadiah Rothenberger, a loss prevention employee, 24, of 155 Persimmon St., Freeport, was cited by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Sept. 12 on a charge of participating in an unlawful race. Rothenberger's required court appearance is Oct. 1. *** Jamie Daniel McCraney, 34, of 98 Willow Ave., Choctaw Beach, was cited by Walton County sheriff's deputies Sept. 12 on a charge of driving while license suspended. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 Our passion is to help you pursue yours.Ask about our small business loans.1502 E. John Sims Pkwy. NICEVILLE (850) 279-3886Loans subject to credit approval. EQUAL HOUSINGLENDER 1290 North Ferdon Blvd CRESTVIEW (850) 682-0484

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN rolled back millage rate is 2.29 mills. "I think we can tighten up our belt," Scholl said. "I think we'll be fine." Scholl made a motion that the district adopt the rolled-back rate, but it died for lack of a second. The millage rate is a tax per $1,000 of taxable value of real estate or business property. The owner of property carried on the tax rolls at $100,000 after all exemptions, for instance, would pay the fire district $235 on a millage of 2.35. The county and school district have their own levies as well. The largest spending increase in the new budget is in personnel expenses, which will go up to $1.5 million, $54,840 more than last year. Other increases will include operating expenses (up $5,659), insurance (up $2,927), and operating supplies (up $729). Decreases for the coming year will include maintenance (down $12,500), and utilities (down $657). The largest personnel item increase will be $944,875 for payroll, followed by medical insurance costs, at $209,084, and retirement costs, at $163,342. The commission's next meeting is scheduled Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the North Bay fire station at 1024 White Point Road, Niceville. TAXFrom page A-1 The North Bay Fire Commission at its final budget hearing Sept. 18 in the North Bay fire station, Niceville. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Page A-6 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Northwest Florida s warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches attract many people to live here, but sun, rain, and salt spray from the Gulf of Mexico can damage the surface of your home and its roof. Thats where Rhino Shield comes in. While you may already be familiar with Rhino Shield, the special coating that lasts longer and protects better than conventional paint, you may not know that Rhino Shield s new Super Shield Ceramic Roof coating can now protect your roof as well as your exterior walls. 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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 , S S e e p p t t e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 5 5 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Morken finishes first, yards aheadNick Morken crosses the finish line alone with a 12 second lead at the Gulf Coast Stampede in Pensacola Sept. 14. Niceville High School cross country team results are on B3. Scouts find fish, fun and friendsEthan Linsay, left, won Biggest Fish while Gracen McBlair, had Most Fish Caught at the annual BSA Choctaw District Fishing Rodeo held at Anderson Pond, Eglin, on Saturday, August 31. Pack 553 of Niceville won for unit Most Fish Caught. Scouting is open to both boys and girls in programs that run from first grade up to age 20. Anyone wishing to find out where a Scouting unit is located in their area can simply put in their zip code or address at beascout.scouting.org. Niceville woman is Mrs. Southern BelleBeatrice Winter, 103, representing Superior Residences, Niceville, was crowned the 2013 Mrs. Southern Belle Tuesday, Sept. 10 during the 3rd annual Mrs. Southern Belle Pageant at the Hawthorn House, the Air Force Enlisted Village s assisted living and memory care community. The pageant was hosted by the Air Force Enlisted Village s assisted living and memory care community, Hawthorn House, and is an annual event during national Assisted Living Week. RBCS students start year by honor codeAs Rocky Bayou Christian School Academy students, grades 7-12, transitioned into the opening weeks of school, they were met with the challenge to sign the RBCS Student Honor Code. At the first chapel assembly of the school year, RBCS Superintendent, Dr. Michael Mosley, encouraged students to participate in the Honor Code s commitment to integrity and service to others before self. Pictured, seniors Amber Smith, left, of Niceville and Claire Gunter of Bluewater Bay sign their names. Mullet Festival Queen namedMichelle Bryan was named Queen of the Mullet Festival Pageant held Sept. 14, at the Niceville High School. The 123 contestant pageant was sponsored by the Crestview Elks Lodge 2624. Photos of other age category winners and runners-up can be found on page B-4.Photo courtesy Jill WaymanOktoberfest this weekendStaff Reports The 19th annual Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, in the market Place Shopping Plaza, in front of the Bluewater Bay Winn-Dixie supermarket. There is no admission charge. The festivities will kick off Friday at 5 p.m. with live music under the beer tent and bratwurst on the grill, along with authentic German sauerkraut from an old Bavarian family recipe. Along with the German food will be grilled chicken quarters, hot dogs, funnel cakes, curly fries, hot boiled peanuts, snow cones, cotton candy and kettle korn. The music will be provided by accordionist Walter Kasprzyk, followed by the High Steppers and two hours of German polka music by the Joe Occhipinti band. Volunteers from the Niceville High Schools Rotary-sponsored Interact Service Club will help with concessions. Booths will feature a selection of arts and crafts and childrens activities, including giant slides, orbitron rides and mountain climbers, will be available. Fridays festivities will wind down about 10 p.m. Saturday, Oktoberfest gets under way at 11 a.m. From 2 to 4 p.m., musicians Tom Phillips and Gary Schmitz will entertain on stage, followed by Kasprzyk from 4 to 5:30, the Joe Occhipinti Band from 5:30 to 7:15 and the High steppers from 7:15 to 8. From 8 to 10, the Occhipinti Band will return. Last year, about 8,000 people attended Oktoberfest. Volunteers sold more than 2,000 bratwurst dinners, which included 150 gallons of sauerkraut. All revenue will be used to support local charities. File photos The Joe Occhipinti band livens up the festivities with their Germanstyle polkas. Oktoberfest is Sept. 27-28 at Place Shopping Plaza, in front of the Bluewater Bay Winn-Dixie supermarket. Friday, Sept. 274:30-6:30 p.m. Coco the Clown (Rotary Booth) 5-7:15 p.m.Accordionist Walter Kasprzyk 7:15-8 p.m.High Steppers 8-10 p.m.Joe Occhipinti German bandSaturday, Sept. 282-4 p.m.Musicians Tom Phillips and Gary Schmitz 4-5:30 p.m.Accordionist Walter Kasprzyk 4:30-6:30 p.m. Coco the Clown (Rotary Booth) 5:30-7:15 p.m.Joe Occhipinti German band 7:15-8 p.m.High Steppers 8-10 p.m.Joe Occhipinti German band (All shows on the stage unless noted) Everything Eyewear, Everything Eyecare!EYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.850-678-8876 Large selection of eyewear Get glasses today, in most cases Repairs/Welds Sun readers Rec specs The newest in progressive lensesStop in an visit your friendly hometown professionals for all your vision needs today! We accept Tricare Prime, Medicare, Eyemed & more. Make an appointment with my mommy and receive the highest quality vision care!Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18 Come in and let my uncle David make you some glasses!Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience850-678-0099 850-678-6211Mon.-Fri. 9-6 1187 East John Sims Pkwy., Niceville (Across from Po Folks) adancestudio.net 678-3602Ages 3Adult Ballet Tap * Jazz/HipHop * Ballerina Birthdays Shimmy FitSTEPBYSTEPBALLROOMPALM PLAZA 200-7348www.stepbystepballroom.comBallroom Swing Latin Night ClubAges 8 & Up SPECIALIZING INSkin Cancer Excision and Repair Photo Damaged Skin Repair DR. SCOTT BEALSBOARD CERTIFIED AMERICAN BOARD OF DERMATOLOGY 4566 HWY. 20 EAST, SUITE 101 NICEVILLE 850.897.7546Hurry in. Offer expires: 10/31/13 Trusted Practice on theEmerald Coast#1

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Vendor opportunity Earn money for your surplus treasures at the Valparaiso Viva Florida 500 market day to be held on Oct. 26 in Perrine Park across the street from the Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Arts, crafts, antiques, and flea market items are welcome. Booths are available for $25 each. Contact valpviva500@gmail.com to request vendor applications or download a copy at mariesgardenanddesign.com Game on Niceville UMC Youth Basketball League registering now for grades 4 through 8. Registrations can be made online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation or in person at the Community Life Center, 214 Partin Dr., Niceville. Registration deadline is Sunday, Oct. 6. Practices begin in December and games will be played in January and February. For more information, please contact the Recreation Ministry at 678-4411 extension 145. Powow seeks volunteers The 26th Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powow is seeking volunteer help for their silver anniversary Nov. 1-3 at the Mullet Festival Grounds on the corner of Hwy. 85 N. and College Blvd., Niceville. Volunteers are needed especially for Childrens Day, Friday, Nov. 1, when all the schools visit. For schedule and info visit thunderbirdpowwow.org. To volunteer, please call Kirby Locklear at 8635311 or Glenn Farmer at 678-7714. Lionfish tourney The Emerald Coast Reef Association is hosting a Lionfish Tournament, Sept. 14Oct. 13th. Registration is $25 per two man team. Grand prize is $2,500. Video contest is free to enter. Winning video wins $300. For more information or to register, visit ecreef.org Alzheimer s support group A support group for those affected by Alzheimers will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available, reserve in advance by calling 866-478-7790. Give blood Wednesday, Sept. 25, Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 South Partin Drive from 3-8:30 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt. Bag swap Women of all ages are invited to Whats in Your Bag? an evening of fellowship, hors doeuvres, worship, special presentations and a bag exchange Thurs. Sept. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Niceville UMC, 214 Partin Drive S. Niceville, in the Sanctuary and Gathering Area. Bring a gently loved purse to exchange and come listen tomissionaries Kim Orellana and Carolyn Knight talk about their experiences. For more info visit niceville.orgwomen or call 865-4769. God in the numbers The Apologetic Library will have its re-opening at the Rocky Bayou Christian School (RBCS) Library Thursday Sept. 26. The lending library will be available from 4-8 p.m., and starting at 6 p.m. Kelli Van Pelt will be speaking on God in Mathematics. The RBCS Library is located in the center of the campus, and there will be a banner will be above the entrance door. Republican Club The Okaloosa County Republican Club will host their monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Dr Ty Handy, President Northwest Florida State College will speak. Cost is $12. All are welcome. For more info call President Marvin Brigman at 609-3341. To reserve call Jane Dale at 6515049. Parrot Heads meet The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club will have their monthly meeting on Friday, Sept. 27 from 5:308:30 p.m. at Mangos on the Bayou, Fort Walton Beach. Visit ecparrotheads.org for more info or call Buz Embry at 642-8766. Oktoberfest The 19th Annual Oktoberfest and Arts and Crafts Festival will be Friday, Sept. 27 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday Set. 28 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. in the Winn Dixie parking lot, Route 20, Bluewater Bay. There will be vendors and entertainment. Free admission. Juried art show The Pastel Society of North Florida will host an all-pastel Juried Members Exhibition Oct. 27-Dec. 5, at Northwest Florida State College. Entries must be received by 27 September. The show will have its opening reception with awards on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition in the Goetsch Gallery will also be open to the public Mondays to Fridays, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., excluding holidays. For more info contact pastel@centurytel.net. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.comCALENDA R The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Benefit for Filipino churchesThe Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church will sponsor their last charity buffet dinner of the season at the Life Center Hall on Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. Filipino dishes and desserts will be served. All our welcome, please invite family and friends. Cost is $7 for ten years and up, $4 for 7-9 years and five and under eat free. Price includes entree, dessert and beverage. Proceeds go to aid Catholic churches in the Philippines. For more information please call 678-3000. Edge helps uncram the vanEdge Elementary School received a visit from Tracy Hodgins-Lott and Maria Davis, both of FNBT.COM Bank, Friday, Sept. 13, to uncram their van of school supplies. The FNBT.Com employees collected donations for the annual Cram the Van school supply drive and chose Edge as their recipient. Pictured from left, FNBT.COM Branch Manager Maria Davis, Edge Principal Dr. Dawson and FNBT.COM Vice President Tracy Hodgins-Lott. Parrot Heads donate funds for food bankThe Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club donated $1,000 to the Emerald Coast Hospice to buy food for Sharing and Caring Inc. of Okaloosa County at their monthly meeting on Sept. 13. Pictured from left, Nancy Underall, Emerald Coast Hospice staff nurse; Darla Eddington, Emerald Coast Hospice patient care secretary; Krista Schueler, Emerald Coast Hospice specialist; Hank Bittmann, Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club President; and Anthony Sawyer, Sharing and Caring Inc, of Okaloosa County President. at Niceville UMC214 S. Partin Drive 850-678-4411 Ext. 151OPEN 7 DAYSSept. 27-Oct. 31 10am-8pmSaturdays Family DayBouncy House Face Painting Photo Ops Petting Zoo PUMPKIN PATCH NOW OPEN! THE BEACONSAT YOUR SERVICE IRRIGATIONLicensed & InsuredCommercial/Residential259-1447 682-1447JERRY D. DUNCANIrrigation Systems Repairs Extensions Well/Pump Repair Professional Installation Free Estimates TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Dont be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! BayouTreeService COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 678-1298 WWW.STPAULNICEVILLE.COM 1407 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLESUNDAY SERVICES8:30 a.m. Liturgical 10:30 a.m. PraiseADULT CLASSES9:30 a.m. Nursery provided ST. PAUL PRESCHOOLLimited openings available for 3 & 4 yr. oldsVPK PROVIDER IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9:00am Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy Communion Nursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 3-7 11:01am Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion) Nursery & Sunday School providedYouth Outreach Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8:30pm @ The Shed Hang out; engage; worship; growHealing Service Sunday, October 6 10:00amKidzNet Sept. 11-Nov. 20 Wednesday Nights 6:00-8:00pm Ages 3 years-5th grade www.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin 850-837-6324 BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTSNHS track scoresThe Niceville High School cross country team competed at the Gulf Coast Stampede in Pensacola Sept. 14. Varsity girls, 4th overall, results: 18th Claire Crist (20:59.30), 20th Mackenzie Shinnick (21:16.70), 21st Haley Smith (21:18.50), 39th Anna Herrara (22:02.30), 40th Annie Serpa (22:05.20), 41st Julia Moreno (22:05.30), 47th Drew Haggerman (22:23.30), 51st Nicole Escoffier (22:31.40), 68th Diana LaFollette (23:08.90). Varsity boys, 2nd overall, results: 1st Nick Morken (15:39.90), 4th Thomas Howell (16:03.80), 21st Caden Ewing (17:26.00), 24th Jack Massey (17:34.50), 26th Tristan Hamer (17:41.40), 33rd Tripp Davis (08:02.00), 52nd Jake Fiske (18:25.00), 62nd Jared Herzog (18:38.70), 71st Kyle Ferris (18:45.00), 73rd David Bobbitt (18:49.40). NHS girls golf beats FWBSenior Antonia Poate, tees off Thursday, Sept. 19, at Rocky Bayou Golf Course where Niceville High School won the match over Fort Walton Beach by a score of 160 to 173. Niceville s individual scores were: Antonia Poate, (37, Low Medalist), Bailey Rimes (38), Sarah Pabst (39) and Alex Messmore (46). Niceville travel soccer team winsThe FC Dallas Emerald Coast 01 Girls Red Travel Soccer team won the Under 12 (U12) bracket Sept. 21-22 in the annual Flora-Bama Soccer Showcase in Orange Beach, Ala. The tournament consisted of 216 teams from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. Pictured from left, back row, Sage Modarelli, Kywana Donahoo, Kaeori Stone, Caitlyn Stringfellow and Coach Jim McDermott. Pictured left, bottom row, Victoria Sherwin, Korre Mason, Hailey Moriarty, Georgia Bomar. Ali Davis, Tai Duren-Wynn and Abbey Ladd. Not pictured, Taylor Hendricks. Quarterback Ashton Hooker loads to pass, connecting with Jalen Douglas. NHS played Choctaw, crippling them with a 56-3 win. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) 3-BR, 2.5-BA, two story brick home on quiet cul-de-sac with partial water view on corner lot. 2,750 SF on 1/2 acre lot. Large family room, fireplace, 3-car garage, workshop, Florida room, front porch, rear deck. Master bedroom downstairs. Excellent condition with upgrades throughout. $375,000.00. 127 Dolphin Pointe Rd., Niceville. Call for appointment. 850-6421519 Saturday, September 28. 7AM-? Swift Creek Community, Multi-family. Multi-family yard sale. Furniture, kitchen, tech and other household items. 9/28 begins at 8:00-Noon. 4294 Skipjack Cove, BWB. See news happening? Call the Beacon at 850678-1080. Help Wanted Homes for Sale Yard Sales Opportunities Opportunities Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Office Space CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! BEACONNEWSPAPERS1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 Phone: (850) 678-1080 Fax: 1-888-520-9323BEACONNEWSPAPE R S__________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ $11.00 __________________ $11.60 __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ $11.20 __________________ $11.80 __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ $11.40 __________________ $12.00 First Word Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge per paper is $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20. Attach more paper if needed. Name Phone Address *Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE: 2 P.M. 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There are seven times a year when flying our flag is the perfect way to show your family or business patriotic spirit. Kiwanis can make it easy!For just $42 a year, we will install a permanent in-ground base for your flag. Then, just before Labor Day and 9/11, Veterans Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, we will install a 3x5 foot sewn flag (not printed) on a metal pole in front of your home or business and take it down afterward. Kiwanis does it all, you do nothing but look proud!The modest $42 a year supports Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club s numerous children s programs throughout our community. Times a wastin. Act now! Call Bill at 897-4396 or Jim at 897-3068 and order a flag.Serving the Children of the WorldLet KiwanisRaise Old GloryN i ce ville/ V a l parai soKiw a ni s C l ubat your house or business HHHHHHHH LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW YOUR BUSINESS. Advertise in At Your Service The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot & The Green Beret(850) 678-1080 OWNERSNeed Help Managing Your Investment Property? Contact Any Member of our Property Management Department (850) 678-5178www.CarriageHills.com | Rental@CarriageHills.com 1821 John Sims Parkway | Niceville, Florida 32578Bonnie Mucklow Richard McNally Joyce Anderson Barb Pendergraft Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SFPRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor more information call897-6464 Eagles to celebrate homecoming FridayBy Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Niceville Eagles hosted the Choctaw Indians Friday, Sept. 20, in a game of undefeated teams, and crippled Choctaw with a 56-3 win. Both teams entered the game with a 3-0 record, but Niceville dominated from the get go, and delivered a performance that dazzled the packed stadium and propelled them further into their winning season and widened their target as the team to beat. The action literally began within seconds when Tyree McCants received the kick off and exploded across the field for a touchdown just 12 seconds into the game. The Niceville defense then took the field and made a statement all their own. The defense made a huge tackle, forced a fumble and recovered the ball. If that wasnt impressive enough, the offense came back on the field and in the first play of their possession scored another touchdown thanks to a completion from quarterback Ashton Hooker to Eli Stove, who ran it in for the score. The scoring frenzy continued, with the Eagles racking up 42 points in the half while only allowing 3 for the Indians. During the game, the offense accumulated over 500 yards, split pretty evenly between passing and rushing, spread across several players. The defense kept their intensity in the second half, and continued to stop the Indians dead in their tracks, forcing third and longs, and holding the line on fourth downs. Even at first and goal from the 6 yard line, the Eagle defense did not crack, and did not allow a single touchdown during the entire game. Head Coach John Hicks was proud of the way the team played. He noted the success of the defense and characterized their physicality. We got them where we wanted them at third and long, and when we did we did a good job of not letting them convert, said Hicks. The blow to Choctaw gave the Eagles a 4-0 record, and has solidified their reputation, state-wide, as one of this years contenders. The Eagles will celebrate homecoming against Greene County, Miss., Friday, Sept. 27. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 THEBAYBEACON2013 Mullet Festival PageantWinners from left to right. Photos by Jill Wayma. 0-12 Months GirlsAveri Cox, Evelyn Rivera, Piper Smith, Paisley Herring.0-18 Months BoysLandon Covey.13-18 Months GirlsGabriella Hull, Avery Kirkland, Olivia Hicks, Adelyn McDonald. 19 Months-3 Years BoysKeegan Smith, Logan Minick, Jean-Carlos Piloto.19-35 Months Girls Addison Lennard, Isabella Wooten, Addison Chance, Palyn Byers.3-5 Years Kalli Kerschitz, Vivienne Albee, Jane-Ellen Sewell, Rylee Rhea, Aubree Hammes. 6-8 Years Sharlysse Nelson, Haley Alford, Jenna Sewell, Alaynah Smith, Kaylah Sears.9-10 Years Lacy Dowd, Sarah Lott, Anna Bagget, Brooke Lewis.11-12 YearsSavanna Hill, Lindsey Huckabee, Lindsey Smith, Kelby Barfield, Yolanda Stallworth. 13-15 Years Halie Stevenson, Chelsey Owens, Leah Carter, Meghan OQuinn.16-21 YearsAyla Humphrey, Bethany Chestnut, Michelle Bryan, Courtney Jones, Samantha Henderson (Peoples Choice). IDEAL LOCATION! LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netwww.nicevillekw.com 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated.Convenient to Bluewater Elementary, the beaches, and Eglin! Pristine 3/2, 1581 SF, one-owner home with an open floorplan and sunny Florida room. Soon to have new roof as well! Priced to please at $226,900! Let me help you, too, through your next real estate transaction. Please call me today!