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Beacon Staff Writer The city of Niceville has updated its official seal to reflect an earlier established date. The seal, which previously bore no date, now features a tiny statement at the bottom that reads "Established July 21, 1868." Current seals, such as one in the Niceville City Council chambers, will remain as they are, but the city will start using the updated seal on official documents, merchandise and other items, according to City Manager Lannie Corbin. Corbin proposed the updating of the seal on a suggestion from area "freelance historian" Elisa Mitchiner, who said the 1868 marks the year mail service began in the community, then called Boggy. That development occurred 60 years before 333 of about 1,500 area residents voted, 3294, to incorporate as a city. The decision, made in July 1938, was followed by the naming of J.M. Reynolds as mayor, and the creation of a city council that included Claude Meigs and Wallace Spence. A bill establishing the city of Niceville as a municipality was passed by the Florida Senate May 25, 1939. Mitchiner said she wanted to add the "established" date to the city seal partially to emphasize that the community of Niceville, 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, October 2, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 18 Pages, 3 Sections, 2 Inserts Please see SEAL, page A-3 Please see HONORS, page A-3 Please see REZONING, page A-6 Signs of fallBlue Ribbon honors awarded Collegiate HighBeacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith A youngster is part of the human chain Thursday that unloaded the semi-trailer crammed with pumpkins destined for the Niceville United Methodist Church s month-long Pumpkin Patch sale. The patch will be open at the southwest corner of John Sims Parkway and Partin Drive until Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Pumpkins will be available for donations. Saturdays will feature music, face painting, a bouncy house and petting zoo. Beacon Staff Writer Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Collegiate was among 286 schools nationwide earning the honor this year based on "overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement," according to the department. Anthony Boyer, director of the charter school for advanced high school students, attributed the honor to “the hard work of the students, teachers, and staff. "It is also the support that CHS students receive from parents," Boyer added. Established in 2000, the school, one of the top-ranked public schools in Florida, was recognized once before as a National Blue Ribbon School, in 2006. In Collegiate's three-year program, most Niceville eyes annexation, rezoningBeacon Staff Writer The Niceville City Council is scheduled to hear requests for an annexation and a rezoning at its meeting Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Niceville City Council chambers. The city planning board last month recommended the changes. Larry Wright is asking that two of his parcels at 1420 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, in an unincorporated area, be annexed by the city. Wright submitted a companion request for a third parcel at the address, which is already in the city, asking that it be rezoned from PUD (planned urban development) to R-1 (residential single family). The two lots requested for annexation are The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso City Commission has approved a municipal budget that maintains a millage rate at the highest level in memory. Rates for city utilities will not increase. By keeping the current millage rate of 4.524 mills, Valparaiso will levy an additional $23,407 in ad valorem property tax, due to the city's property values having increased about 3 percent from last year. There has been no higher millage rate in Valparaiso since at least 1985. The millage rate is the amount per $1,000 charged on ad valorem taxes, or taxes on real estate and business property. On property carried on the tax rolls at $100,000 after all exemptions, a millage rate of 4.524 would result in a annual municipal tax payment of $452.40, before county and schools taxes.Valparaiso keeps record tax rate Inside ... Thurs., 1:30 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library invites families and children to Early Release Movie Day to watch a free showing of “ The Croods .” Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Sat.,8 a.m.5:30 p.m. An IT Pro Camp will be held at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville Campus, Student Services Center (SSC), 100 College Blvd. The one-day learning event is free of charge. Advance registration is requested. To register, visit itprocamp.com/northwestflorida. See calendar on B2 for more details. Sat. 8:30 a.m The Third Annual Grand Staff 5K Run/Walk is at Niceville High School on Hwy 20. The course starts and finishes at the school. Registration is $25 up to, and including, race day. Online registration at Active.com. For details or to sponsor the Niceville High School Chorus, contact Kirk or Suzanne Herzog at 8975174, or Janet Simpson 8032593. Mon., 6:30 p.m. The October meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services building, room 132. For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at jeancdutton@mac.com or 862-3327. Calendar, B-2 COMING UP Niceville royaltyAlayna Nixon and Brock Schaefer were crowned Niceville High School s 2013 Homecoming king and queen during halftime at the Eagles vs. Greene County, Miss., football game Friday. Both are seniors. Game story, page A-4. Homecoming Court, page, B-4. Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson note data ranges 2.8754 3.75 4.193 3.933 4.0644 4.5244.524 2008200920102011201220132014 Fiscal year ended Sept. 30 0.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00Millage Source: City of Valparaiso Valparaiso millage rates Municipal tax rate, by year (does not include county or other levies) Please see MILLAGE, page A-6 Niceville claims seniority with new seal

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students earn a two-year community-college degree from NWF State College at the same time they earn their high school diploma. Despite Collegiate's stiff admission standards, there are often so many applicants that qualified students are chosen by lottery. This year the school has 73 high school sophomores, 109 juniors, and 101 seniors, for a total of 283 students. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement. Collegiate High School will be honored along with other public and private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. “Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement announcing the award. “National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education.” The national program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories. The first category—and the one in which Collegiate is included—is “Exemplary High Performing,” in which schools are recognized among their state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationallynormed tests. The second category is “Exemplary Improving,” in which schools that have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds demonstrate the most progress in improving student achievement levels as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. To select National Blue Ribbon Schools, the department requested nominations from the top education official in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools. A total of 420 schools nationwide may be nominated, with allocations determined by the numbers of K-12 students and schools in each jurisdiction. The Secretary of Education invites nominated schools to submit an application for possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. In its 31-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,500 of America’s schools. thoughnot incor porated earlier, has been around longer than Valparaiso. Mitchiner said she is happy to see the city display a deeper snese of community history with the updated seal. "I'm very pleased that this is happening," Mitchiner said. "Niceville deserves to have its history documented." Valparaiso was incorporated 17 years before Niceville. Valparaiso's city seal, which depicts the "Vale of Paradise" with a boat approaching land, is surrounded by a gold ring upon which the words "Valparaiso, Florida" and "Incorporated 1921" are emblazoned. Niceville's seal depicts a shoreline scene similar to Valparaiso's, with untamed vegetation stretching toward a placid bay. However, instead of a ship headed toward land (Valparaiso), Niceville's seal shows a deer wading just offshore. The image drawn in the seal is based on a photo by Corbin's father taken in 1970. Niceville City Councilman Heath Rominger said the he prefers the seal without the banner, as he feels it has a cleaner look. "To me, the seal has an ambiance of an outdoors atmosphere," Rominger said. "Adding the blue tag to the bottom throws off the whole picture, if you ask me." 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Here are the middle school singers pictured with Michael Dye, NHS chorus teacher, and Michelle Tredway, Ruckel s chorus teacher. The boys practiced sight reading and learning fun songs such as “The Pirate King.” RBCS students make 3D mapsMrs. Katie Riley s 7th grade geography class at Rocky Bayou Christian School created salt dough maps to learn hands on about earth s landforms. The students were required to represent six different landforms in their maps and worked with their families to create them. Pictured, left, Josh Horton and Hayden Edelman present one of the maps. Detail of bottom of new Niceville seal. Anthony Boyer

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Ferdon Blvd. • 682-5338 Call for a Smart Lens Evaluation with Dr. Darren Payne Need Eye Glasses to Read?Smart LensesSM Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonThree Okaloosa schools compete in cross countryThree schools faced off against each other Wednesday, Sept. 25, with Ruckel Middle School, Lewis School and Liza Jackson Preparatory School competing in cross country. Pictured, Hannah Schneidewind from Ruckel crosses the finish line to win first place for individual. The scores were as follows: Girls: 3rd Place Lewis with 111, 2nd Place Liza Jackson with 35, 1st Place Ruckel with 23. Boys: 3rd Place Lewis with 146, 2nd Place Ruckel with 38, 1st Place Liza Jackson with 27. Alise Snyders runs for Niceville High School during the Alligator Lake XC Invitational in Lake City, Sept. 21. Both the girls and the boys teams placed 4th.Eagles win, turn focus to 1st district game By Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Eagles celebra ted homecoming in a game against Mississippi’s Greene County, Friday, Sept. 27, and served up another exciting win. The 57-28 victory started much like their win against Choctaw, with an astounding kickoff return touchdown by Tyree McCants. This Friday, Oct. 4, they travel to Tate High School in Pensacola for their first district match up. Kick off will be at 7:30 p.m. At the homecoming game, the defense hit the field, snagged an interception, and poised the team for its second score of the night by Shi Kim Coward. Quarterback Ashton Hooker connected with Jalen Douglas in a 2 point conversion, which gave the Eagles a 15-0 lead, less than 2 minutes into the game. They built their lead to 22-0 before allowing a touchdown in the second quarter. The Eagles’ special teams answered with another kickoff return touchdown, this time by Jalen Douglas. The team played the same way they have all season, as though they don’t want to just win, but they want to win big. They have grown accustomed to shutouts and landslides, so a score by their opponent, even when the margin is huge, fueled their hunger for success. The score was 50-14 when the starters handed things over to the backups midway through the third. At halftime, the stadium welcomed members of the 1988 team to the field to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Niceville’s state championship. Players and coaches were recognized, and former head coach Frank Sorrells, was honored. The celebratory mood continued with the presentation of the Homecoming court and the crowning of the Queen and King. Seniors Alayna Nixon and Brock Schaefer took the crowns. The victory gave the Eagles a 5-0 record and pushed them into top 10 ranking in the state. Their post season run at another state championship relies on their success in district play. With just 2 district opponents in Class 7A District 1, Tate and Crestview, there is no room for error. As head coach John Hicks put it, “This needs to be our best game of the year.”NHS swim teams win secondOn Saturday, Sept. 28, Niceville High School swim team competed in the Optimist Dolphin Invitational at The Club in Gulf Breeze. The NHS teams took home the 2nd place trophies. The scores and events are as follows:Girls: 200 Medley Relay : 2 NICE 1:59.15 Sydney Dawson, Milbrey Parke, Donaji Brindley, Kalanne Krause 200 Free : 4 Jane Parke, NICE 2:07.39 200 Individual Medley 5 Milbrey Parke, NICE 2:23.05 50 Free : 3 Tatum Hackler, NICE 26.23 5 Kalanne Krause, NICE 26.36 100 Butterfly : 2 Donaji Brindley, NICE 1:03.80 5 Milbrey Parke, NICE 1:04.44 100 Free: 2 Sydney Dawson, NICE 55.60 4 Tatum Hackler NICE 57.40 500 Free : 2 Kalanne Krause, NICE 5:29.44 200 Free Relay : 2 Niceville 1:45.72 Tatum Hackler, Donajii Brindley, Kalanne Krause, Sydney Dawson, 100 Back : 3 Sydney Da wson NICE 1:02.47 Women’s Team Scores: 2nd place, Niceville HS Swim Team 376.5 Boys: 200 Medley Relay : 2 NICE 1:47.42 Judson Robertson, Mathew Markwardt, Teddy Vaughen, Chaz Brechler 200 Free : 2 Chaz Brechler, NICE 1:52.74 200 Individual Medley: 5 Mathew Markwardt, NICE 2:10.25 50 Free: 5 Judson Robertson, NICE 23.26 100 Free: 5 Teddy Vaughen, NICE 53.29 500 Free: 2 Chaz Brechler, NICE 5:02.10 200 Free Relay: 2 NICE 1:35.50 Mathew Markwardt, Teddy Vaughen, Chaz Brechler, Judson Robertson 100 Back: 1 Judson Robertson, NICE 57.17 100 Breaststroke: 1 Mathew Markwardt, NICE 1:05.26 4 Kellen Broaderick, NICE 1:08.90 Men’s Team Scores: 2nd place Niceville HS Swim Team 369NHS runners place 4thFifty-seven cross country teams competed in the Alligator Lake XC Invitational in Lake City on Sept. 21. The NHS boys’ and girls’ teams competed in the Invitational races. Both the girls’ and the boys’ teams placed 4th. NHS went into this meet with Thomas Howell holding the course record for this event (15:29.75) which he earned 2 years ago as a Sophomore. This is the course that will also be used for the regional meet on Nov. 2. The athletes had an excellent meet and are anticipating their return to this area. The girls’ results are: 11th Mackenzi Shinnick (19:50.35), 22nd Haley Smith (20:27.36), 24th Claire Crist (20:30.11), 36th Annie Serpa (21:05.77), 41st Nicole Escoffier (21:17.42), 42nd Julia Moreno (21:17.54), 55th Anna Herrera (21:35.60), 68th Regan McAllister (22:00.19), 71st Drew Haggerman (22:04.08), and 72nd Diana LaFollette (22:12.22). The boys results are: 2nd Nick Morken (15:29.78), 3rd Thomas Howell (15:31.45), 44th Caden Ewing (16:57.19), 48th Tristan Hamer (17:01.74), 51st Jack Massey (17:06.72), 74th Jake Fiske (17:32.31), 84th Kyle Ferris (17:41.93), 89th Elijah Schneidewind (17:46.22), 96th David Bobbitt (18:12.17), and 101st Jared Herzog (18:27.70). Notable achievements for this meet include: Personal RecordsM. Shinnick, C. Crist, N. Escoffier, J.Moreno, D, Lafollette, N. Morken, T. Hamer, J. Fiske, K. Ferris, D. Bobbit, and J. Herzog. Season Best TimeH. Smith, A. Serpa, A. Herrera, R. McAllister, D. Haggerman, T. Howell, C. Ewing, J. Massey, and E. Schneidewind. Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Eli Stove took possession of the ball during the homecoming game Friday, Sept. 27, and ran it right along the sideline all the way to the end zone.

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Jeff Miller, U.S. Representative, R; Dist. 1 Paul Davies, 53, Freeport, sign technician “I don t think Congress should get anything more than we civilians are getting. We are the legs they stand on.” “I think it should be straight across for everyone. If Congress voted it in, it should be good for them, as well as for us.” Philip Arnts, 49, Bluewater Bay, government contractor “I think it s sad. They shouldn t be held to any different standard. If it s good enough for the public, it should be good enough for members of Congress and the Administration.”What do you think about the exemption from a provision of Obamacare the White House recently granted members of Congress?Mary Polous, 23, Choctaw Beach, full-time mom Cathy Orr, 23, Bluewater Bay, stay-home mom Austin Burnett, 16, Ponce de Leon, high school student “I m having trouble getting my own health insurance. If we have to participate in Obamacare, members of Congress should too. They re Americans as well.” “The American people do not believe that Members of Congress or their staff should get special treatment, and neither do I. I will continue to work towards fully repealing Obamacare.” “I think Obamacare is evil. Government shouldn t be running health care for Congress or anyone else.”Location: Oktoberfest, Bluewater Bay. (Rep. Miller's comments from Washington, D.C., via e-mail.) 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. Fairytale lunch All are invited to a Fairytale Luncheon, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m.12:30 p.m., at the Niceville Community Center. Play games for prizes, pose for pictures with all your favorite fairytale characters. Wear a costume and bring your cameras. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Niceville Public Library and Water Dept. for $5 or $6 at the door while supply lasts. This is a fundraiser the Community Christmas. For more info call Connie Naftel 678-7595 or Lynne Waltz 678-3593. Or email Nicevillechristmas@cox.net. Rosary Crusade The 2013 Public Square Rosary Crusade will be praying for the nation on Saturday, Oct. 12, at precisely 12 p.m. in front of Twin Cities Pavilion, 1053 John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. The event will last about 45 minutes, participants welcome to bring lawn chairs. For more info, call 835-2323. Audubon field trip There will be an Audubon field trip Oct. 12 to Little Creek Woods in Northern Walton County hosted by owner Bob Reid. See many upland and migratory species on this beautiful, well-managed tract which Bob has been restoring to its original state. Bring water, insect repellent, outdoor attire, sack lunch and a lawn chair, as there will be an evening bonfire for those who can stay. Meet at the Niceville Food World on SR 20 at 7:30 a.m. Call Bob at 678-1926 for more info. Star gazing Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program Oct. 12 from 4-10 p.m. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing and answer questions about the night sky. Prior to sunset, telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun. All ages are invited. The park will close at sunset so please arrive prior to sunset. Call park for sunset time. Event weather permitting. Regular park admission fees apply. $6 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4 single occupant vehicle. Book signing Please join Jonathan Gunger as he shares his new novel “34/4.” The program will be at the Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event. For further information or to reserve a seat call the Niceville Public Library at 279-4863 x 1504. This program is hosted by the Friends of the Niceville Public Library. Medicare explained The Niceville Library is pleased to announce that Eric Riggenbach, a local long time insurance advisor, will be at the Niceville Library, 206 Partin Dr. N. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. with morning or the afternoon sessions to explain Medicare benefits to current and future recipients with emphasis on the prescription benefits. This is to provide information only. The programs are free but seating is limited so please call the library at 279-4863 x 1504 to reserve or for more info. or visit cityofniceville.org/library.html. Sleuths welcomed The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite tweens and teens ages 10 and up to their second annual murder mystery event on Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. Participants are urged to wear their favorite sci-fi costume and come sleuth the “Murder at Area 51.” Fun and prizes will be had. Sign up by calling 729-5406 or emailing eruff@valp.org. Knit and crochet class There will be a knitting and crochet class with instructor Carol Burkhard offered at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m. Class costs $20, $15 for members. Learn basic stitches and begin a project of your choice. Bring your own yarn and for knitting, size 8 needles, and crocheting, size “I” circular style needle. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. For more info call 678-2615. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com CALENDAR THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 2, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 More calendar on B2. 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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 Page A-6 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACONzonedin Okaloosa County for single-family residential development. Wright has requested that the two lots, totaling two acres and occupied by a 4,180square-foot home, be brought into the city as zoned R-1 (residential single family). Wright requested that the third parcel, which is two acres, be rezoned because it is subject to two designations on Niceville's zoning map. Approximately one quarter of the property is zoned for planned urban development, while the rest is zoned for single-family residential use. The entire four-acre vacant tract will be zoned R-1 if the city council approves the requests. REZONINGFrom page A-1The rolled-back millage rate, or rate that would garner the same amount of tax revenue as the previous year, is 4.39 mills. Valparaiso's $7.4 million budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1 projects $6.9 million in revenue and just over $400,000 in reserves and carry-over funds from the current fiscal year. The budget includes a 1 percent cost of living adjustment to city employee salaries, as well as a 5 percent increase for worker's compensation. The budget, approved by the city commission Sept. 23, allots more than $4,000 more than it did for the previous fiscal year for money received from state sales tax, increasing the amount in the general fund from $411,340 to $415,750. The budget also accounts for other increases in state funding, such as a $20,000 increase, from $175,000 to $195,000, in electric utility tax, and a $8,660 increase, from $175,440 to $184,100, in money received from communications services taxes. MILLAGEFrom page A-1For comprehensive auto care in the Niceville area, look no further than Twin Cities Transmission and General Repair. Tucked away on Elm Street in the heart of Niceville, its highly skilled staff is ready to take care of all of your auto care needs. Friendly and straightforward, the people of Twin Cities Transmission offer quality solutions at competitive pricing, for more than just your transmission. That's right—their expertise goes beyond transmission work. You can count on Twin Cities Transmission and General Repair to keep your car or truck running in perfect order. Prevention isn't reserved for personal health. It's critical in the health of your vehicle as well. Extend the life of your family vehicle with timely tune-ups and inspections of critical automotive systems. We now offer Amsoil oil changes which is a synthetic oil that can get you up to 25,000 miles until the next oil change. Don't allow those little problems to turn into costly ones. Maintenance neglect can cause major inconveniences to your life, and your pocketbook. Let Twin Cities Transmission and General Repair take care of your vehicle and you. Twin Cities Transmission is a member of the TECH-NET professional program that assures strict adherence to automotive code of ethics. All its technicians are ASE-certified, and able to keep your car moving at top performance. With our recent renovations, repeat customers will enjoy a pleasant front office and comfortable customer area, not to mention a few additions to the business, including an expansion to its building. The new "General Repair" side has three lifts dedicated to general repairs. And, we now have General Motors Factory Scan Tool for Dealer Level Diagnostic and Reprogramming Capibilities. All makes and models, both foreign and domestic, are welcome. Even diesel engines can find all their solutions at Twin Cities Transmission. This expansion supplements the four lifts dedicated to transmission work. Twin Cities Transmission is independently and locally owned by Adam Marthis. Along with manager Brandy Pirc, he prides himself on being a familyowned, hometown operation that has gladly served the Twin Cities area since 2000. Located at 610 Elm St. in Niceville, just north of John Sims Parkway and west of Partin Drive. Twin Cities Transmission and General Repair is eager to make your acquaintance. Call 729-6629, fax 729-1529 or e-mail Brandy@tct.gccoxmail.com. And, you can also follow us on Facebook. Quality diagnostics, experienced mechanics, and a reputation that you can trust, make Twin Cities Transmission the perfect one-stop shop for your vehicle's checkup. Find out for yourself just how committed to excellence and customer service they are. And don't forget to say hello to two year old Tony, our K-9 greeter!Advertising Feature Twin Cities TransmissionThe best automotive repair in Niceville 143 S. 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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 , O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 2 2 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Rocky Bayou Christian School Homecoming Court 2013, front row, from left, Meredith Milam, Megan Slagle, Suzi Sober, Sam Holcomb, Morgan Milam, Laura Hudson, Izabella Foreman, Claire Gunter and Alyssa Slagle. Back row from left, Mark Makarov, Ethan Parks, Dylan Paskell, Trever Knie, Will Makarov, Josh Jarrell, Stefan Makarov and Tyler Paskell. Not pictured, Morgan Barber.Rocky Bayou Christian School is proud to announce their Homecoming Court for 2013. Attendants were voted on by their respective classmates and faculty. Students will enjoy a week of homecoming activities and fun dress during Spirit Week which ends on Friday, Oct. 11 with a 2 p.m. parade and pep rally at school and the football game at 7 p.m. against John Paul at Destin Middle School. The court will be presented during the half-time. The presentation and announcement of the 2013 King and Queen will take place in the gym at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 followed by the Homecoming Dance. This year’s theme is “A Night in Wonderland.” Megan Gallagher a 2013 graduate of Niceville High School, has been presented with the AP Scholar Award by the College Board Advanced Placement Program. Megan is currently a freshman in the Honors College at Auburn University, majoring in pre-pharmacy. Megan is the daughter of Duane and Debbie Gallagher of Freeport. *** Marla Armstrong of Bluewater Bay is exhibiting over 80 of her original works of art at the University of West Florida Library, Fort Walton Beach. *** Keith Lamm in Niceville was recently ranked within the top 25 percent of the country for excellence in client service as a financial advisor at Edward Jones Financial. Keith Lamm Marla Armstrong Megan Gallagher Rocky Bayou Homecoming Court 2013 Who’s News The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Book sale raises funds for libraryThe Friends of the Niceville Public Library had a good turn out at their annual book sale, held in the Niceville Community Center Saturday, Sept. 21, despite the inclement weather. Pictured, left, Claudine Schaetzle, Beverly Roehl and Martha Hudson, are a few of the volunteers that managed the sale. For more info, please call 2794863 x1504 Patti Tho Patti Thomas, ARNP Plew celebrates Hispanic HeritagePlew Elementary School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sunday, Sept. 15 and runs until Oct. 15. Plew s celebrations started at their open house Tuesday, Sept. 17 where a traditional Hispanic dinner was served alongside cultural activities. Pictured, Kelly Fuentes performed “The Mexican Hat Dance.”NHS sets raffle for carEveryone is invited to enter for a chance to win a 2012 Toyota Camry in the 2013 NHS Tech-Knowledge-Y "Win a Car Sweepstakes." Tickets are $25 each and no more than 1,000 tickets will be sold. All of the funds raised will go towards purchasing technology, such as software and tablets, to help students learn more efficiently. Purchase your ticket at home football games and in the front office at the school Monday Friday from 7 a.m. 3 p.m. and at all home football games. The drawing will be at the last home football game on Friday, Nov. 8. Photos of the Toyota Camry are on the NHS website NicevilleHighSchool.org. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact 833-4270. A 2012 Toyota Camry is being raffled off in the 2013 NHS TechKnowledge-Y “Win a Car Sweepstakes.” Tickets are $25 each, with a limit of 1,000 sold. *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective October 1, 2013 thru October 31, 2013. Minimum deposit of $500 is required. There is a penalty for early withdrawal. CCB reserves the right to rescind this offer at any time without notice.SEARCHINGFOR A BETTER RATE? Certificate of Deposit .75%12 Month TermAPY* 1.10%24 Month TermAPY*

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Early release movie The Valparaiso Community Library invites families and children to Early Release Movie Day on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 1:30 p.m. The movie will be “The Croods.” Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Patriots meet The monthly meeting of the Florida Panhandle Patriots, Oct. 3, will be at the Elk’s Lodge on Okaloosa Island, 1335 Miracle Strip Parkway, Ft. Walton Beach, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and will feature health insurance expert Rick Simerly speaking on the changes that the Affordable Health Care Act will bring to your health insurance Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. $1 donation is requested for the meeting room. More information at info@panhandlepatriots.com or 865-8777. Audubon Society meets The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will present “Animals and Birds” by Lenny Fenimore, Ornithologist Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m., in the Student Services Center, room 132, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The meeting is free and open to all. For more info, call Walt Spence at 582-7064. Dogwood Gala Catholic Charities will be having their Second Annual Dogwood Gala Friday, Oct. 4 at the Grand Sandestin Hotel, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Guest speaker will be Fox News commentator and author Father Jonathon Morris. Exclusive and limited seating available for this event for a donation of $100 per ticket with all proceeds going to the Fort Walton Beach Regional Office to be used to help those in need in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. For more info please visit dogwoodgala.com. Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry presents The bradys of Dothan, Ala. on Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A suggested $10 donation is requested at the door and a love offering will be received. All invited. For more information visit libbyandfriendsgospelconcerts.com Celebrating outdoors Walton Outdoors will be hosting their annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Oct. 5, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Ave., Freeport. Hands on activities will include fishing, boating, kayaking, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts and much more. The event is free. The water activities are geared for children sixyears-old and up Tech camp An IT Pro Camp will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville Campus, Student Services Center (SSC), 100 College Blvd. The one-day learning event is free of charge and geared toward professional development for those working in the IT field and have an interest in computer science. Advance registration is requested. To register, visit itprocamp.com/northwestflorida. Space is limited registration the day of the event will only be accepted on a space available basis. The event includes door prizes from Microsoft and other Vendors, as well as refreshments. NHS Chorus fun run The Third Annual Grand Staff 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8:30 a.m. at Niceville High School on Hwy 20. The course starts and finishes at the school. Registration is $20 until Sept. 28 and $25 thereafter including race day. Online registration at Active.com. For details or to sponsor the Niceville High School Chorus, contact Kirk or Suzanne Herzog at 897-5174, kirk.herzog@cox.net or Janet Simpson 803-2593. Wine tasting benefit Join with friends at the Compass Rose, 303 Glen Ave., Valparaiso, for the “On the Bayou Wine Tasting,” Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy food, wine, a silent auction and live Native American flute music from local musician Terri D. Proceeds to benefit the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Tickets $20, available at heritagemuseum.org or call 678-2615. Rosary for Life Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso, Niceville, invites all to their annual Holy Hour and Rosary for Life on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 3-4 p.m. in the main church. Mac users meet The October meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services building, room 132. For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at jeancdutton@mac.com or 8623327. Republican Women meet Dr. David Goetsch, author, educator and community leader, will speak to Silver Sands Republican Women on Monday, Oct. 7, at the Bluewater Bay Golf Clubhouse. Social begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Guests are welcome. For reservations or further information please call Libby Hill, 678-2182. Fine arts show The 30th Northwest Florida TriCounty Fair Fine Arts Show, sponsored by the Arts and Design Society and the Northwest Florida Fair Board, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7-11, 510 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 12, noon10 p.m. with an opening reception Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2-4 p.m. Free admission. The Show is located at C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex (formerly The Northwest Florida Fairgrounds), 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd (Rt. 189), Fort Walton Beach. For more info call 5821329. Golf tourney The 41st annual Doolittle Scholarship Open golf tournament will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Eglin Golf Course, Niceville. Both Eglin’s Eagle and Falcon courses will be used with tee times set for 8 a.m. The tournament is open to the public and cost is $50 for active duty military, $75 for Eglin Golf Course members and $100 for all others. Includes green fee and cart, range balls, lunch, refreshments on the course, and an awards party. Registration forms are available at eglin.afaflorida.org. For more info call Ron Johnson, 651-0534, or Bret Berryhill, 8825548. Aglow meeting The October speaker for Fort Walton Beach Aglow will be Prophetess Janet German, on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Coffee and Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. For more information contact Robin Williamson at 862-4867. Fundraising auction There will be a Coastal Bank and Trust Buy the Bayou Auction and Wine Tasting event presented by the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce Friday, Oct. 11, at Northwest Florida State College at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25, Includes food, beverages, silent auction, live auction and dessert auction. A portion of the proceeds are donated to local charities Contact the Chamber, 678-2323, for more information or to reserve. 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PAUL PRESCHOOLLimited openings available for 3 & 4 yr. oldsVPK PROVIDER 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR Page B-2 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 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

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Masons assist teacherThe Okaloosa Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons presented Ms. Emily Voigt, a 1st grade teacher at Plew Elementary School, with a check of $250 to assist in the purchase of necessary materials. Pictured from left, Dennis Clark, Emily Voigt and Ken Eichorn.Photo courtesy Carolyn McAllister Scouts pick up at PlewCub Scout Pack 556, sponsored by Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and Plew Elementary School, participated in the Boy Scouts of America “Adopt a School Project” Saturday, Sept. 21. Pack 556 cleaned up the grounds at Plew Elementary School. Pictured, front row, from left, Hayden Hestilow, Timmy Hall, Kyle Erickson, Jeffrey Hall, Xander Garland, Brian Presler and Zoey Cain. Back row, from left, Scott Hestilow, Ann Haley, Trey Harvard, Denielle Hall, Shane Hestilow and Debora Maloney Cain. Freeport author publishes bookSheryl Siler of Freeport recently published her first book, “Snapshots: Great Attitudes & Positive SelfTalk,” and was signing copies at Bayou Books Co., Niceville, Sept. 14. “Snapshots” is a workbook designed to help readers develop self confidence.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith‘OWJC to NWFSC’ on displayThe Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valparaiso is hosting an “OWJC to NWFSC” display in partnership with Northwest Florida State College in recognition of the college’s 50th anniversary. The college was founded as OkaloosaWalton Junior College in 1963 and its first campus opened in 1964. in Valparaiso. The Heritage Museum is now located in one of the former OWJC campus buildings at 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. “OWJC to NWFSC” is on display in the community room at the museum now through Spring of 2014 and is open during regular museum hours and special events. The exhibit includes a variety of OWJC historical items including letters from Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, a collection of OWJC yearbooks, college publications, and photographs and other items as well as historical video. The Heritage Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 adults, $4 Seniors/military, $3 children and free for members and children under age 4. Contact the Heritage Museum at 6782615 or info@heritage-museum.org. Drivers: Guaranteed Home EVERY Weekend! Company: All miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease to own. NO money down. NO credit check! Call 1-888-880-5911 Stylist needed in BWB Salon. Experienced, long established business. 897-4897. NEWSPAPER REPORTER The Bay Beacon has an opening for a fulltime reporter. The job requires a hardworking, self-starting, organized journalist with high standards for accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, a nose for news, and concern for readers. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Ruckel Chorus Leadership CouncilThe Ruckel Chorus announces its Chorus Leadership Council for 2013-14. Pictured, Julia Freeman, Mandy Martin, Meredith Freeman, Katrin Woods, Madelyn Huston, Emma Ladd, Olivia Reneau, Ryan Gilespie, Grace Dowden, Parker Walsh, Katelynn Inness and Emma Weeks. Not pictured is Alex Gilbert. Kiwanis installs new presidentStan Claypool, left, receives the Kiwanis gavel from PastPresident Steve Baldock at the Installation Banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The gavel presentation represents Stan's installation as President of the Kiwanis Club of NicevilleValparaiso for 2013-2014.NHS presents Homecoming Court 2013The Niceville High School Homecoming Court is composed of, from left with grade: front row, Ali Hlatky, 9; Julie Duchock, 10; Anna Grace Sullivan, 11; Taylor Berry, 12; Nickie Anderson, 12; Bekah Frisbee, 12; Regan McAllister, 12; Alayna Nixon, 12; Kason Stephenson, 9; Tristan Ferrara, 10; Tyler James, 11; Cole Nunemaker, 12; Alex Fager, 12; Chad Foy, 12; Reagan Hobbs, 12; and Brock Schaefer, 12. The homecoming game took place Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Alayna Nixon and Brock Schaefer were crowned Homecoming king and queen during the halftime ceremony of the homecoming game Friday, Sept. 27. Niceville scout patrol wins for shelters, cookingTroop 546 s “Kobra” patrol from Niceville received a first place award for shelter building and a third place award for cooking at the Choctawhatchee District Lewis and Clark Fall Camporee Sept. 27-29. Pictured from left, Scoutmaster Steve Pearce, Gavin Tolbert, Mike Klinger, Conner Nelson, Finley Hyder and Brett Nelson. 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. 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 www.therapybob.com 850-897-3334 Feel Be er, Faster! •Our Doctors in Physical Therapy can provide a thorough musculoskeletal assessment to determine the cause of your pain and subsequently treat it. The rst visit, so you feel be er, faster! •YOU HAVE A CHOICE of where you get Physical Therapy, even if your doctor recommends a clinic that he owns. •DIRECT ACCESS: Many insurance plans do not require a physician referral. Please allow us to nd out how you can come to OSPTC without a referral. •TRICARE MEMBERS: OSPTC is in network. If you would like to get quality care at OSPTC, you can change your referral from the assigned Physical Therapy clinic to us. Call us and we can advise you. •If you have limited insurance bene ts, our fees are less than hospitals or doctor visits.



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Beacon Staff Writer The city of Niceville has updated its official seal to reflect an earlier established date. The seal, which previously bore no date, now features a tiny statement at the bottom that reads "Established July 21, 1868." Current seals, such as one in the Niceville City Council chambers, will remain as they are, but the city will start using the updated seal on official documents, merchandise and other items, according to City Manager Lannie Corbin. Corbin proposed the updating of the seal on a suggestion from area "freelance historian" Elisa Mitchiner, who said the 1868 marks the year mail service began in the community, then called Boggy. That development occurred 60 years before 333 of about 1,500 area residents voted, 3294, to incorporate as a city. The decision, made in July 1938, was followed by the naming of J.M. Reynolds as mayor, and the creation of a city council that included Claude Meigs and Wallace Spence. A bill establishing the city of Niceville as a municipality was passed by the Florida Senate May 25, 1939. Mitchiner said she wanted to add the "established" date to the city seal partially to emphasize that the community of Niceville, T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, October 2, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 18 Pages, 3 Sections, 2 Inserts Please see SEAL, page A-3 Please see HONORS, page A-3 Please see REZONING, page A-6 Signs of fallBlue Ribbon honors awarded Collegiate HighBeacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith A youngster is part of the human chain Thursday that unloaded the semi-trailer crammed with pumpkins destined for the Niceville United Methodist Church s month-long Pumpkin Patch sale. The patch will be open at the southwest corner of John Sims Parkway and Partin Drive until Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Pumpkins will be available for donations. Saturdays will feature music, face painting, a bouncy house and petting zoo. Beacon Staff Writer Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Collegiate was among 286 schools nationwide earning the honor this year based on "overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement," according to the department. Anthony Boyer, director of the charter school for advanced high school students, attributed the honor to the hard work of the students, teachers, and staff. "It is also the support that CHS students receive from parents," Boyer added. Established in 2000, the school, one of the top-ranked public schools in Florida, was recognized once before as a National Blue Ribbon School, in 2006. In Collegiate's three-year program, most Niceville eyes annexation, rezoningBeacon Staff Writer The Niceville City Council is scheduled to hear requests for an annexation and a rezoning at its meeting Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Niceville City Council chambers. The city planning board last month recommended the changes. Larry Wright is asking that two of his parcels at 1420 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, in an unincorporated area, be annexed by the city. Wright submitted a companion request for a third parcel at the address, which is already in the city, asking that it be rezoned from PUD (planned urban development) to R-1 (residential single family). The two lots requested for annexation are The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso City Commission has approved a municipal budget that maintains a millage rate at the highest level in memory. Rates for city utilities will not increase. By keeping the current millage rate of 4.524 mills, Valparaiso will levy an additional $23,407 in ad valorem property tax, due to the city's property values having increased about 3 percent from last year. There has been no higher millage rate in Valparaiso since at least 1985. The millage rate is the amount per $1,000 charged on ad valorem taxes, or taxes on real estate and business property. On property carried on the tax rolls at $100,000 after all exemptions, a millage rate of 4.524 would result in a annual municipal tax payment of $452.40, before county and schools taxes.Valparaiso keeps record tax rate Inside ... Thurs., 1:30 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library invites families and children to Early Release Movie Day to watch a free showing of The Croods . Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Sat.,8 a.m.5:30 p.m. An IT Pro Camp will be held at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville Campus, Student Services Center (SSC), 100 College Blvd. The one-day learning event is free of charge. Advance registration is requested. To register, visit itprocamp.com/northwestflorida. See calendar on B2 for more details. Sat. 8:30 a.m The Third Annual Grand Staff 5K Run/Walk is at Niceville High School on Hwy 20. The course starts and finishes at the school. Registration is $25 up to, and including, race day. Online registration at Active.com. For details or to sponsor the Niceville High School Chorus, contact Kirk or Suzanne Herzog at 8975174, or Janet Simpson 8032593. Mon., 6:30 p.m. The October meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services building, room 132. For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at jeancdutton@mac.com or 862-3327. Calendar, B-2 COMINGUP Niceville royaltyAlayna Nixon and Brock Schaefer were crowned Niceville High School s 2013 Homecoming king and queen during halftime at the Eagles vs. Greene County, Miss., football game Friday. Both are seniors. Game story, page A-4. Homecoming Court, page, B-4. Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson note data ranges 2.8754 3.75 4.193 3.933 4.0644 4.5244.524 2008200920102011201220132014 Fiscal year ended Sept. 30 0.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00Millage Source: City of Valparaiso Valparaiso millage rates Municipal tax rate, by year (does not include county or other levies) Please see MILLAGE, page A-6 Niceville claims seniority with new seal

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students earn a two-year community-college degree from NWF State College at the same time they earn their high school diploma. Despite Collegiate's stiff admission standards, there are often so many applicants that qualified students are chosen by lottery. This year the school has 73 high school sophomores, 109 juniors, and 101 seniors, for a total of 283 students. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students levels of achievement. Collegiate High School will be honored along with other public and private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement announcing the award. National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education. The national program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories. The first categoryand the one in which Collegiate is includedis Exemplary High Performing, in which schools are recognized among their states highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationallynormed tests. The second category is Exemplary Improving, in which schools that have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds demonstrate the most progress in improving student achievement levels as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. To select National Blue Ribbon Schools, the department requested nominations from the top education official in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools. A total of 420 schools nationwide may be nominated, with allocations determined by the numbers of K-12 students and schools in each jurisdiction. The Secretary of Education invites nominated schools to submit an application for possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. In its 31-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,500 of Americas schools. thoughnot incor porated earlier, has been around longer than Valparaiso. Mitchiner said she is happy to see the city display a deeper snese of community history with the updated seal. "I'm very pleased that this is happening," Mitchiner said. "Niceville deserves to have its history documented." Valparaiso was incorporated 17 years before Niceville. Valparaiso's city seal, which depicts the "Vale of Paradise" with a boat approaching land, is surrounded by a gold ring upon which the words "Valparaiso, Florida" and "Incorporated 1921" are emblazoned. Niceville's seal depicts a shoreline scene similar to Valparaiso's, with untamed vegetation stretching toward a placid bay. However, instead of a ship headed toward land (Valparaiso), Niceville's seal shows a deer wading just offshore. The image drawn in the seal is based on a photo by Corbin's father taken in 1970. Niceville City Councilman Heath Rominger said the he prefers the seal without the banner, as he feels it has a cleaner look. "To me, the seal has an ambiance of an outdoors atmosphere," Rominger said. "Adding the blue tag to the bottom throws off the whole picture, if you ask me." 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Here are the middle school singers pictured with Michael Dye, NHS chorus teacher, and Michelle Tredway, Ruckel s chorus teacher. The boys practiced sight reading and learning fun songs such as The Pirate King. RBCS students make 3D mapsMrs. Katie Riley s 7th grade geography class at Rocky Bayou Christian School created salt dough maps to learn hands on about earth s landforms. The students were required to represent six different landforms in their maps and worked with their families to create them. Pictured, left, Josh Horton and Hayden Edelman present one of the maps. Detail of bottom of new Niceville seal. Anthony Boyer

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Both the girls and the boys teams placed 4th.Eagles win, turn focus to 1st district gameBy Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Eagles celebrated homecoming in a game against Mississippi s Greene County, Friday, Sept. 27, and served up another exciting win. The 57-28 victory started much like their win against Choctaw, with an astounding kickoff return touchdown by Tyree McCants. This Friday, Oct. 4, they travel to Tate High School in Pensacola for their first district match up. Kick off will be at 7:30 p.m. At the homecoming game, the defense hit the field, snagged an interception, and poised the team for its second score of the night by Shi Kim Coward. Quarterback Ashton Hooker connected with Jalen Douglas in a 2 point conversion, which gave the Eagles a 15-0 lead, less than 2 minutes into the game. They built their lead to 22-0 before allowing a touchdown in the second quarter. The Eagles special teams answered with another kickoff return touchdown, this time by Jalen Douglas. The team played the same way they have all season, as though they dont want to just win, but they want to win big. They have grown accustomed to shutouts and landslides, so a score by their opponent, even when the margin is huge, fueled their hunger for success. The score was 50-14 when the starters handed things over to the backups midway through the third. At halftime, the stadium welcomed members of the 1988 team to the field to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nicevilles state championship. Players and coaches were recognized, and former head coach Frank Sorrells, was honored. The celebratory mood continued with the presentation of the Homecoming court and the crowning of the Queen and King. Seniors Alayna Nixon and Brock Schaefer took the crowns. The victory gave the Eagles a 5-0 record and pushed them into top 10 ranking in the state. Their post season run at another state championship relies on their success in district play. With just 2 district opponents in Class 7A District 1, Tate and Crestview, there is no room for error. As head coach John Hicks put it, This needs to be our best game of the year.NHS swim teams win secondOn Saturday, Sept. 28, Niceville High School swim team competed in the Optimist Dolphin Invitational at The Club in Gulf Breeze. The NHS teams took home the 2nd place trophies. The scores and events are as follows:Girls: 200 Medley Relay: 2 NICE 1:59.15 Sydney Dawson, Milbrey Parke, Donaji Brindley, Kalanne Krause 200 Free : 4 Jane Parke, NICE 2:07.39 200 Individual Medley 5 Milbrey Parke, NICE 2:23.05 50 Free : 3 Tatum Hackler, NICE 26.23 5 Kalanne Krause, NICE 26.36 100 Butterfly : 2 Donaji Brindley, NICE 1:03.80 5 Milbrey Parke, NICE 1:04.44 100 Free: 2 Sydney Dawson, NICE 55.60 4 Tatum Hackler NICE 57.40 500 Free : 2 Kalanne Krause, NICE 5:29.44 200 Free Relay: 2 Niceville 1:45.72 Tatum Hackler, Donajii Brindley, Kalanne Krause, Sydney Dawson, 100 Back : 3 Sydney Da wson NICE 1:02.47 Womens Team Scores: 2nd place, Niceville HS Swim Team 376.5 Boys: 200 Medley Relay: 2 NICE 1:47.42 Judson Robertson, Mathew Markwardt, Teddy Vaughen, Chaz Brechler 200 Free : 2 Chaz Brechler, NICE 1:52.74 200 Individual Medley: 5 Mathew Markwardt, NICE 2:10.25 50 Free: 5 Judson Robertson, NICE 23.26 100 Free: 5 Teddy Vaughen, NICE 53.29 500 Free: 2 Chaz Brechler, NICE 5:02.10 200 Free Relay: 2 NICE 1:35.50 Mathew Markwardt, Teddy Vaughen, Chaz Brechler, Judson Robertson 100 Back: 1 Judson Robertson, NICE 57.17 100 Breaststroke: 1 Mathew Markwardt, NICE 1:05.26 4 Kellen Broaderick, NICE 1:08.90 Mens Team Scores: 2nd place Niceville HS Swim Team 369NHS runners place 4thFifty-seven cross country teams competed in the Alligator Lake XC Invitational in Lake City on Sept. 21. The NHS boys and girls teams competed in the Invitational races. Both the girls and the boys teams placed 4th. NHS went into this meet with Thomas Howell holding the course record for this event (15:29.75) which he earned 2 years ago as a Sophomore. This is the course that will also be used for the regional meet on Nov. 2. The athletes had an excellent meet and are anticipating their return to this area. The girls results are: 11th Mackenzi Shinnick (19:50.35), 22nd Haley Smith (20:27.36), 24th Claire Crist (20:30.11), 36th Annie Serpa (21:05.77), 41st Nicole Escoffier (21:17.42), 42nd Julia Moreno (21:17.54), 55th Anna Herrera (21:35.60), 68th Regan McAllister (22:00.19), 71st Drew Haggerman (22:04.08), and 72nd Diana LaFollette (22:12.22). The boys results are: 2nd Nick Morken (15:29.78), 3rd Thomas Howell (15:31.45), 44th Caden Ewing (16:57.19), 48th Tristan Hamer (17:01.74), 51st Jack Massey (17:06.72), 74th Jake Fiske (17:32.31), 84th Kyle Ferris (17:41.93), 89th Elijah Schneidewind (17:46.22), 96th David Bobbitt (18:12.17), and 101st Jared Herzog (18:27.70). Notable achievements for this meet include: Personal RecordsM. Shinnick, C. Crist, N. Escoffier, J.Moreno, D, Lafollette, N. Morken, T. Hamer, J. Fiske, K. Ferris, D. Bobbit, and J. Herzog. Season Best TimeH. Smith, A. Serpa, A. Herrera, R. McAllister, D. Haggerman, T. Howell, C. Ewing, J. Massey, and E. Schneidewind. Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Eli Stove took possession of the ball during the homecoming game Friday, Sept. 27, and ran it right along the sideline all the way to the end zone.

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Jeff Miller, U.S. Representative, R; Dist. 1 Paul Davies, 53, Freeport, sign technician I don t think Congress should get anything more than we civilians are getting. We are the legs they stand on. I think it should be straight across for everyone. If Congress voted it in, it should be good for them, as well as for us. Philip Arnts, 49, Bluewater Bay, government contractor I think it s sad. They shouldn t be held to any different standard. If it s good enough for the public, it should be good enough for members of Congress and the Administration.What do you think about the exemption from a provision of Obamacare the White House recently granted members of Congress?Mary Polous, 23, Choctaw Beach, full-time mom Cathy Orr, 23, Bluewater Bay, stay-home mom Austin Burnett, 16, Ponce de Leon, high school student I m having trouble getting my own health insurance. If we have to participate in Obamacare, members of Congress should too. They re Americans as well. The American people do not believe that Members of Congress or their staff should get special treatment, and neither do I. I will continue to work towards fully repealing Obamacare. I think Obamacare is evil. Government shouldn t be running health care for Congress or anyone else.Location: Oktoberfest, Bluewater Bay. (Rep. Miller's comments from Washington, D.C., via e-mail.) 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. Fairytale lunch All are invited to a Fairytale Luncheon, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m.12:30 p.m., at the Niceville Community Center. Play games for prizes, pose for pictures with all your favorite fairytale characters. Wear a costume and bring your cameras. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Niceville Public Library and Water Dept. for $5 or $6 at the door while supply lasts. This is a fundraiser the Community Christmas. For more info call Connie Naftel 678-7595 or Lynne Waltz 678-3593. Or email Nicevillechristmas@cox.net. Rosary Crusade The 2013 Public Square Rosary Crusade will be praying for the nation on Saturday, Oct. 12, at precisely 12 p.m. in front of Twin Cities Pavilion, 1053 John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. The event will last about 45 minutes, participants welcome to bring lawn chairs. For more info, call 835-2323. Audubon field trip There will be an Audubon field trip Oct. 12 to Little Creek Woods in Northern Walton County hosted by owner Bob Reid. See many upland and migratory species on this beautiful, well-managed tract which Bob has been restoring to its original state. Bring water, insect repellent, outdoor attire, sack lunch and a lawn chair, as there will be an evening bonfire for those who can stay. Meet at the Niceville Food World on SR 20 at 7:30 a.m. Call Bob at 678-1926 for more info. Star gazing Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program Oct. 12 from 4-10 p.m. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing and answer questions about the night sky. Prior to sunset, telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun. All ages are invited. The park will close at sunset so please arrive prior to sunset. Call park for sunset time. Event weather permitting. Regular park admission fees apply. $6 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4 single occupant vehicle. Book signing Please join Jonathan Gunger as he shares his new novel /4. The program will be at the Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event. For further information or to reserve a seat call the Niceville Public Library at 279-4863 x 1504. This program is hosted by the Friends of the Niceville Public Library. Medicare explained The Niceville Library is pleased to announce that Eric Riggenbach, a local long time insurance advisor, will be at the Niceville Library, 206 Partin Dr. N. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. with morning or the afternoon sessions to explain Medicare benefits to current and future recipients with emphasis on the prescription benefits. This is to provide information only. The programs are free but seating is limited so please call the library at 279-4863 x 1504 to reserve or for more info. or visit cityofniceville.org/library.html. Sleuths welcomed The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite tweens and teens ages 10 and up to their second annual murder mystery event on Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. Participants are urged to wear their favorite sci-fi costume and come sleuth the Murder at Area 51. Fun and prizes will be had. Sign up by calling 729-5406 or emailing eruff@valp.org. Knit and crochet class There will be a knitting and crochet class with instructor Carol Burkhard offered at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m. Class costs $20, $15 for members. Learn basic stitches and begin a project of your choice. Bring your own yarn and for knitting, size 8 needles, and crocheting, size I circular style needle. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. For more info call 678-2615. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.comCALENDAR THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 2, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 More calendar on B2. 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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 Page A-6 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACONzonedin Okaloosa County for single-family residential development. Wright has requested that the two lots, totaling two acres and occupied by a 4,180square-foot home, be brought into the city as zoned R-1 (residential single family). Wright requested that the third parcel, which is two acres, be rezoned because it is subject to two designations on Niceville's zoning map. Approximately one quarter of the property is zoned for planned urban development, while the rest is zoned for single-family residential use. The entire four-acre vacant tract will be zoned R-1 if the city council approves the requests. REZONINGFrom page A-1The rolled-back millage rate, or rate that would garner the same amount of tax revenue as the previous year, is 4.39 mills. Valparaiso's $7.4 million budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1 projects $6.9 million in revenue and just over $400,000 in reserves and carry-over funds from the current fiscal year. The budget includes a 1 percent cost of living adjustment to city employee salaries, as well as a 5 percent increase for worker's compensation. The budget, approved by the city commission Sept. 23, allots more than $4,000 more than it did for the previous fiscal year for money received from state sales tax, increasing the amount in the general fund from $411,340 to $415,750. The budget also accounts for other increases in state funding, such as a $20,000 increase, from $175,000 to $195,000, in electric utility tax, and a $8,660 increase, from $175,440 to $184,100, in money received from communications services taxes. MILLAGEFrom page A-1For comprehensive auto care in the Niceville area, look no further than Twin Cities Transmission and General Repair. Tucked away on Elm Street in the heart of Niceville, its highly skilled staff is ready to take care of all of your auto care needs. Friendly and straightforward, the people of Twin Cities Transmission offer quality solutions at competitive pricing, for more than just your transmission. That's righttheir expertise goes beyond transmission work. You can count on Twin Cities Transmission and General Repair to keep your car or truck running in perfect order. Prevention isn't reserved for personal health. It's critical in the health of your vehicle as well. Extend the life of your family vehicle with timely tune-ups and inspections of critical automotive systems. We now offer Amsoil oil changes which is a synthetic oil that can get you up to 25,000 miles until the next oil change. Don't allow those little problems to turn into costly ones. Maintenance neglect can cause major inconveniences to your life, and your pocketbook. Let Twin Cities Transmission and General Repair take care of your vehicle and you. Twin Cities Transmission is a member of the TECH-NET professional program that assures strict adherence to automotive code of ethics. All its technicians are ASE-certified, and able to keep your car moving at top performance. With our recent renovations, repeat customers will enjoy a pleasant front office and comfortable customer area, not to mention a few additions to the business, including an expansion to its building. The new "General Repair" side has three lifts dedicated to general repairs. And, we now have General Motors Factory Scan Tool for Dealer Level Diagnostic and Reprogramming Capibilities. All makes and models, both foreign and domestic, are welcome. Even diesel engines can find all their solutions at Twin Cities Transmission. This expansion supplements the four lifts dedicated to transmission work. Twin Cities Transmission is independently and locally owned by Adam Marthis. 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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 , O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 2 2 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Rocky Bayou Christian School Homecoming Court 2013, front row, from left, Meredith Milam, Megan Slagle, Suzi Sober, Sam Holcomb, Morgan Milam, Laura Hudson, Izabella Foreman, Claire Gunter and Alyssa Slagle. Back row from left, Mark Makarov, Ethan Parks, Dylan Paskell, Trever Knie, Will Makarov, Josh Jarrell, Stefan Makarov and Tyler Paskell. Not pictured, Morgan Barber.Rocky Bayou Christian School is proud to announce their Homecoming Court for 2013. Attendants were voted on by their respective classmates and faculty. Students will enjoy a week of homecoming activities and fun dress during Spirit Week which ends on Friday, Oct. 11 with a 2 p.m. parade and pep rally at school and the football game at 7 p.m. against John Paul at Destin Middle School. The court will be presented during the half-time. The presentation and announcement of the 2013 King and Queen will take place in the gym at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 followed by the Homecoming Dance. This years theme is A Night in Wonderland. Megan Gallagher, a 2013 graduate of Niceville High School, has been presented with the AP Scholar Award by the College Board Advanced Placement Program. Megan is currently a freshman in the Honors College at Auburn University, majoring in pre-pharmacy. Megan is the daughter of Duane and Debbie Gallagher of Freeport. *** Marla Armstrong of Bluewater Bay is exhibiting over 80 of her original works of art at the University of West Florida Library, Fort Walton Beach. *** Keith Lamm in Niceville was recently ranked within the top 25 percent of the country for excellence in client service as a financial advisor at Edward Jones Financial. Keith Lamm Marla Armstrong Megan Gallagher Rocky Bayou Homecoming Court 2013 Whos News The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Book sale raises funds for libraryThe Friends of the Niceville Public Library had a good turn out at their annual book sale, held in the Niceville Community Center Saturday, Sept. 21, despite the inclement weather. Pictured, left, Claudine Schaetzle, Beverly Roehl and Martha Hudson, are a few of the volunteers that managed the sale. For more info, please call 2794863 x1504 Patti Tho Patti Thomas, ARNP Plew celebrates Hispanic HeritagePlew Elementary School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sunday, Sept. 15 and runs until Oct. 15. Plew s celebrations started at their open house Tuesday, Sept. 17 where a traditional Hispanic dinner was served alongside cultural activities. Pictured, Kelly Fuentes performed The Mexican Hat Dance.NHS sets raffle for carEveryone is invited to enter for a chance to win a 2012 Toyota Camry in the 2013 NHS Tech-Knowledge-Y "Win a Car Sweepstakes." Tickets are $25 each and no more than 1,000 tickets will be sold. All of the funds raised will go towards purchasing technology, such as software and tablets, to help students learn more efficiently. Purchase your ticket at home football games and in the front office at the school Monday Friday from 7 a.m. 3 p.m. and at all home football games. The drawing will be at the last home football game on Friday, Nov. 8. Photos of the Toyota Camry are on the NHS website NicevilleHighSchool.org. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact 833-4270. A 2012 Toyota Camry is being raffled off in the 2013 NHS TechKnowledge-Y Win a Car Sweepstakes. Tickets are $25 each, with a limit of 1,000 sold. *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective October 1, 2013 thru October 31, 2013. Minimum deposit of $500 is required. There is a penalty for early withdrawal. CCB reserves the right to rescind this offer at any time without notice.SEARCHINGFOR A BETTER RATE? Certificate of Deposit .75%12 Month TermAPY* 1.10%24 Month TermAPY*

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Early release movie The Valparaiso Community Library invites families and children to Early Release Movie Day on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 1:30 p.m. The movie will be The Croods. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Patriots meet The monthly meeting of the Florida Panhandle Patriots, Oct. 3, will be at the Elks Lodge on Okaloosa Island, 1335 Miracle Strip Parkway, Ft. Walton Beach, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and will feature health insurance expert Rick Simerly speaking on the changes that the Affordable Health Care Act will bring to your health insurance Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. $1 donation is requested for the meeting room. More information at info@panhandlepatriots.com or 865-8777. Audubon Society meets The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will present Animals and Birds by Lenny Fenimore, Ornithologist Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m., in the Student Services Center, room 132, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The meeting is free and open to all. For more info, call Walt Spence at 582-7064. Dogwood Gala Catholic Charities will be having their Second Annual Dogwood Gala Friday, Oct. 4 at the Grand Sandestin Hotel, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Guest speaker will be Fox News commentator and author Father Jonathon Morris. Exclusive and limited seating available for this event for a donation of $100 per ticket with all proceeds going to the Fort Walton Beach Regional Office to be used to help those in need in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. For more info please visit dogwoodgala.com. Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry presents The bradys of Dothan, Ala. on Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A suggested $10 donation is requested at the door and a love offering will be received. All invited. For more information visit libbyandfriendsgospelconcerts.com Celebrating outdoors Walton Outdoors will be hosting their annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. p.m. at Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Ave., Freeport. Hands on activities will include fishing, boating, kayaking, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts and much more. The event is free. The water activities are geared for children sixyears-old and up Tech camp An IT Pro Camp will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville Campus, Student Services Center (SSC), 100 College Blvd. The one-day learning event is free of charge and geared toward professional development for those working in the IT field and have an interest in computer science. Advance registration is requested. To register, visit itprocamp.com/northwestflorida. Space is limited registration the day of the event will only be accepted on a space available basis. The event includes door prizes from Microsoft and other Vendors, as well as refreshments. NHS Chorus fun run The Third Annual Grand Staff 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8:30 a.m. at Niceville High School on Hwy 20. The course starts and finishes at the school. Registration is $20 until Sept. 28 and $25 thereafter including race day. Online registration at Active.com. For details or to sponsor the Niceville High School Chorus, contact Kirk or Suzanne Herzog at 897-5174, kirk.herzog@cox.net or Janet Simpson 803-2593. Wine tasting benefit Join with friends at the Compass Rose, 303 Glen Ave., Valparaiso, for the On the Bayou Wine Tasting, Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy food, wine, a silent auction and live Native American flute music from local musician Terri D. Proceeds to benefit the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Tickets $20, available at heritagemuseum.org or call 678-2615. Rosary for Life Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso, Niceville, invites all to their annual Holy Hour and Rosary for Life on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 3-4 p.m. in the main church. Mac users meet The October meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services building, room 132. For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at jeancdutton@mac.com or 8623327. Republican Women meet Dr. David Goetsch, author, educator and community leader, will speak to Silver Sands Republican Women on Monday, Oct. 7, at the Bluewater Bay Golf Clubhouse. Social begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Guests are welcome. For reservations or further information please call Libby Hill, 678-2182. Fine arts show The 30th Northwest Florida TriCounty Fair Fine Arts Show, sponsored by the Arts and Design Society and the Northwest Florida Fair Board, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7-11, 510 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 12, noon10 p.m. with an opening reception Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2-4 p.m. Free admission. The Show is located at C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex (formerly The Northwest Florida Fairgrounds), 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd (Rt. 189), Fort Walton Beach. For more info call 5821329. Golf tourney The 41st annual Doolittle Scholarship Open golf tournament will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Eglin Golf Course, Niceville. Both Eglins Eagle and Falcon courses will be used with tee times set for 8 a.m. The tournament is open to the public and cost is $50 for active duty military, $75 for Eglin Golf Course members and $100 for all others. Includes green fee and cart, range balls, lunch, refreshments on the course, and an awards party. Registration forms are available at eglin.afaflorida.org. For more info call Ron Johnson, 651-0534, or Bret Berryhill, 8825548. Aglow meeting The October speaker for Fort Walton Beach Aglow will be Prophetess Janet German, on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Coffee and Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. For more information contact Robin Williamson at 862-4867. Fundraising auction There will be a Coastal Bank and Trust Buy the Bayou Auction and Wine Tasting event presented by the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce Friday, Oct. 11, at Northwest Florida State College at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25, Includes food, beverages, silent auction, live auction and dessert auction. A portion of the proceeds are donated to local charities Contact the Chamber, 678-2323, for more information or to reserve. 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PAUL PRESCHOOLLimited openings available for 3 & 4 yr. oldsVPK PROVIDER 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDARPage B-2 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 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

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Masons assist teacherThe Okaloosa Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons presented Ms. Emily Voigt, a 1st grade teacher at Plew Elementary School, with a check of $250 to assist in the purchase of necessary materials. Pictured from left, Dennis Clark, Emily Voigt and Ken Eichorn.Photo courtesy Carolyn McAllister Scouts pick up at PlewCub Scout Pack 556, sponsored by Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and Plew Elementary School, participated in the Boy Scouts of America Adopt a School Project Saturday, Sept. 21. Pack 556 cleaned up the grounds at Plew Elementary School. Pictured, front row, from left, Hayden Hestilow, Timmy Hall, Kyle Erickson, Jeffrey Hall, Xander Garland, Brian Presler and Zoey Cain. Back row, from left, Scott Hestilow, Ann Haley, Trey Harvard, Denielle Hall, Shane Hestilow and Debora Maloney Cain. Freeport author publishes bookSheryl Siler of Freeport recently published her first book, Snapshots: Great Attitudes & Positive SelfTalk, and was signing copies at Bayou Books Co., Niceville, Sept. 14. Snapshots is a workbook designed to help readers develop self confidence.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithOWJC to NWFSC on displayThe Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valparaiso is hosting an OWJC to NWFSC display in partnership with Northwest Florida State College in recognition of the colleges 50th anniversary. The college was founded as OkaloosaWalton Junior College in 1963 and its first campus opened in 1964. in Valparaiso. The Heritage Museum is now located in one of the former OWJC campus buildings at 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. OWJC to NWFSC is on display in the community room at the museum now through Spring of 2014 and is open during regular museum hours and special events. The exhibit includes a variety of OWJC historical items including letters from Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, a collection of OWJC yearbooks, college publications, and photographs and other items as well as historical video. The Heritage Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 adults, $4 Seniors/military, $3 children and free for members and children under age 4. Contact the Heritage Museum at 6782615 or info@heritage-museum.org. Drivers: Guaranteed Home EVERY Weekend! Company: All miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease to own. NO money down. NO credit check! Call 1-888-880-5911 Stylist needed in BWB Salon. Experienced, long established business. 897-4897. NEWSPAPER REPORTER The Bay Beacon has an opening for a fulltime reporter. The job requires a hardworking, self-starting, organized journalist with high standards for accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, a nose for news, and concern for readers. Paid holidays, paid vacation, IRA plan. Applicants should have reporting experience. Apply at the Beacon's office 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Submit copies of samples of your written work. 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) 4/2. Close to High School. Just off Palm. $1100./mo. 865-5675 Mobile Home. Private lot. For Rent. Call 8974291 for mor information. 3-BR, 2.5-BA, two story brick home on quiet culde-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 Multi-family yard sale. Saturday, Oct. 5th on Farrah Ave. in Niceville. Furniture, household items, toys, electonics, etc. Moving sale. Saturday, October 5, 8-2. 204 McKinley St. Niceville. Homes for Rent Homes for Sale Help Wanted Yard Sales Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! Office Space 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SFPRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor more information call897-6464 Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.Where Buyers & Sellers Meet!1821 John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578 Call (850) 678-5178 www.CarriageHills.com Realtor@CarriageHills.com LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW YOUR BUSINESS. Advertise in At Your Service The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot(850) 678-1080 CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOURBEACON CLASSIFIED AD!Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20. Attach more paper if needed.MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center Office hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. E-MAIL : Classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE 2:00 P.M. FRIDAY FOR WEDNESDAYName Phone Address Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers.*Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL (850) 678-1080____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ $11.00 ____________________ $11.60 ____________________ $12.20 ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ $11.20 ____________________ $11.80 ____________________ $12.40 ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ $11.40 ____________________ $12.00 ____________________ $12.60First Word50% discount for additional weeks or papers. Check publications to publish ad: r Bay Beacon (Number of weeks) r Eglin Flyer (Number of weeks) r Hurlburt Patriot (Number of weeks) Price of First Run............$ + Price of subsequent runs$ = Total Price........................$ Ads are non-refundable. SEE NEWS HAPPENING?Call the Beacon Newspapers at 850-678-1080. BEAUTIFULCustom Built Brick Home Valparaiso 3 br/3bth 1862 Sq Ft Screened in Heated Pool $179,000 406 James Ave.ACREAGE IN NICEVILLE? You Bet! 2.58 Acres Zoned MDR-R2 6 Single Family Dwellings or 16 Townhomes Per Acre $700,000 509 23rd StreetLOVELYHome in Niceville 3 br/2bth 1522 Sq Ft Built in 1988 Large Florida Room Many Windows $174,900 108 Cedar Ridge Way Shelley Elley, REALTOR USAA Preferred Agent (850) 621-7180 Cell Shelley.elley@hotmail.com www.coldwelbanker.comCall Today! Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service850-678-2514 110 N. Partin Drive, Niceville Bluewater woman shares struggles, encouragementCorina Zalace spoke at the MidBay Rotary Club Wednesday, Sept. 18 where she shared her struggles with polio, which she contracted at 2 years old, and Post Polio Syndrome. Zalace will be releasing her third book, "Dancing on the Clouds A Life in Poetry," at the end of this year.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Ruckel Chorus Leadership CouncilThe Ruckel Chorus announces its Chorus Leadership Council for 2013-14. Pictured, Julia Freeman, Mandy Martin, Meredith Freeman, Katrin Woods, Madelyn Huston, Emma Ladd, Olivia Reneau, Ryan Gilespie, Grace Dowden, Parker Walsh, Katelynn Inness and Emma Weeks. Not pictured is Alex Gilbert. Kiwanis installs new presidentStan Claypool, left, receives the Kiwanis gavel from PastPresident Steve Baldock at the Installation Banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The gavel presentation represents Stan's installation as President of the Kiwanis Club of NicevilleValparaiso for 2013-2014.NHS presents Homecoming Court 2013The Niceville High School Homecoming Court is composed of, from left with grade: front row, Ali Hlatky, 9; Julie Duchock, 10; Anna Grace Sullivan, 11; Taylor Berry, 12; Nickie Anderson, 12; Bekah Frisbee, 12; Regan McAllister, 12; Alayna Nixon, 12; Kason Stephenson, 9; Tristan Ferrara, 10; Tyler James, 11; Cole Nunemaker, 12; Alex Fager, 12; Chad Foy, 12; Reagan Hobbs, 12; and Brock Schaefer, 12. The homecoming game took place Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Alayna Nixon and Brock Schaefer were crowned Homecoming king and queen during the halftime ceremony of the homecoming game Friday, Sept. 27. Niceville scout patrol wins for shelters, cookingTroop 546 s Kobra patrol from Niceville received a first place award for shelter building and a third place award for cooking at the Choctawhatchee District Lewis and Clark Fall Camporee Sept. 27-29. Pictured from left, Scoutmaster Steve Pearce, Gavin Tolbert, Mike Klinger, Conner Nelson, Finley Hyder and Brett Nelson. 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 www.therapybob.com 850-897-3334 Feel Beer, Faster! Our Doctors in Physical Therapy can provide a thorough musculoskeletal assessment to determine the cause of your pain and subsequently treat it. The rst visit, so you feel be er, faster! YOU HAVE A CHOICE of where you get Physical Therapy, even if your doctor recommends a clinic that he owns. DIRECT ACCESS: Many insurance plans do not require a physician referral. Please allow us to nd out how you can come to OSPTC without a referral. TRICARE MEMBERS: OSPTC is in network. If you would like to get quality care at OSPTC, you can change your referral from the assigned Physical Therapy clinic to us. Call us and we can advise you. If you have limited insurance bene ts, our fees are less than hospitals or doctor visits.