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The Bay beacon
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Beacon
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Niceville, Fla
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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Niceville City Council has tentatively approved an ordinance that would reduce the frequency of garbage pickups from twice a week to once a week citywide. The measure, which would also reduce a typical residential customer's garbage and recycling pickup fees by $1 a month, is intended to steer more of the city’s waste toward recycling rather than landfills. The proposed ordinance, adopted 4-1 on first reading Oct. 8, would also do away with the 18-gallon recycling crates, replacing them with large, yellow-top 64or 96-gallon carts resembling the garbage carts currently in use. The new bins will allow the collection company to pick up Thurs., 10 a.m. An insurance advisor will be at the Niceville Library 206 Partin Dr. N. to explain Medicare benefits to current and future recipients with emphasis on the prescription benefits. This is to provide information only. The program is free but seating is limited so please call the library at 279-4863 x 1504 to reserve a seat. Fri.,11 a.m. A charity golf tournament will benefit Greyhound Pets of America Emerald Coast at the Eglin Golf Course, 1527 Fairway Dr., Niceville. $55 includes greens fees, cart and lunch. Proceeds will help offset the costs of greyhound adoptions. See calendar for registration info. Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn to make a corner basket at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. The cost is $30 or, $25 for museum members. Materials included. Space is limited, please call to pre-register at 678-2615. Mon., 5-7 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library 459 Valparaiso Parkway, would like to invite tweens and teens ages 10 and up to their second annual murder mystery. 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. Calendar, B2, B3By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Former Okaloosa County Commissioner James Campbell on Monday pleaded “no contest” to eight misdemeanor charges against him, in return for which the state of Florida dropped more-serious felony charges of official misconduct lodged against him last fall. In a hearing in Fort Walton Beach, Circuit Judge William Stone sentenced Campbell, of Niceville, to four years' probation, 400 hours of community service and a $4,000 fine, as well as payment of some additional court costs. The dismissal of the felony charges apparently means that Campbell may keep his state pension, which would have been cut off had he been convicted on any of the felony charges, against which he steadfastly maintained his innocence. Campbell was arrested in September 2012 on multiple counts of falsifying public documents after allegedly failing to disclose $12,750 he received for recruiting sponsors of the annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. At the time of his arrest, Campbell was serving as a county commissioner and as the recreation director for the City of Niceville. As a county commissioner, he also was responsible for overseeing at least two of the entities listed as buying sponsorships: the county-operated Northwest Florida Regional Airport and the county Tourist Development Council. State records show that he did not list the payments on the annual financial-disclosure forms he was required to file as a public official. 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 16, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see GARBAGE, page A-5 Please see CAMPBELL, page A-4 Mullet Festival to open FridayThe 37th Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will begin its three-day run Friday at the festival grounds, corner of Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, Niceville. COMING UP Niceville halves garbage pickupsSwitch to once a week seen boosting recycling The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Music, food crafts, rides In a bid to increase recycling, Niceville residents will receive yellowtopped recycling carts like this one, and garbage collection will be cut to once a week.‘Christmas Lady’ to resume display Debbie Lewis, “The Christmas Lady,” will use the former Food World building in Niceville to house her massive annual Christmas show. Last year s display had to be canceled due to the difficulties of finding a location in time. This year she plans to open Nov. 29. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Debbie Lewis, better known to many as "The Christmas Lady," will come back to Niceville this year with her long-running Christmas show, “Animation in Motion.” It will be held in the former Food World store, Oak Creek Plaza, E. John Sims Parkway. The show is scheduled to start Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving, earlier than ever. “It’s so exciting to be on the main drag,” said Lewis. “This time, because we open early, it’s a little scary. I hope we bring a lot of traffic to the surrounding business.” The free-admission display will run nightly, through Dec. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. Until last year, the display had been an annual event since 1994. It includes a gigantic collection of lighted and animated dolls, nutcrackers and a 1,000piece Christmas village. Model train sets round out the holiday collection. Many of the pieces Lewis said she hasn’t been able to use in the last few years because they are designed to be in a yard. This year, she plans on trying to bring the “outdoors in” with the new location. With her husband, Kevin Payne, Lewis, a Niceville real estate agent, has been setting up the show nearly every year since they moved to the area. Originally the shows were set up inside and outside their house, but the presentation drew so many spectators that in 2006 neighbors complained about the extra traffic, and city Please see DISPLAY, page A-4 Former Okaloosa County Commissioner James Campbell gives information to a court bailiff after being sentenced to probation, community service and fines in Okaloosa County Circuit Court Monday after pleading no contest to eight charges of making false statements on official financialdisclosure forms. Beacon photo by Mike GriffithCampbell to serve probation, keep pension Beacon Staff Writer The 37th annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will begin Friday at the Mullet Site, Niceville. The three-day festival will feature music, food, kiddie rides, games, crafts and four tons of fried and smoked fish. Tens of thousands of people from all over the Southeast are expected. The festival, at Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, will open Friday at noon. Country headliners Vince Gill, Justin Moore and Thompson Square will perform, as well as many other acts. Parking is free and admission at the gate is $10, or $15 between 5 p.m. and closing time on Saturday. Children 11 or under are free. The festival began in 1976, brainchild of chamber of commerce president Francis Spence, as a way to promote the Niceville-Valparaiso area. Vince Gill More on A-2 & A-3. Please see MULLET, page A-3

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 2013 Boggy Bayou Mullet FestivalEntertainment ScheduleFriday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20 The Mullet Festival is perhaps best known for bringing big-name entertainment to Niceville, and this year’s lineup is no exception. Friday’s slate of performances will be capped by hit-maker Justin Moore. Songs like "Small Town USA," "If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away," "Backwoods" and "‘Til My Last Day" have made him a mainstay on country radio. Moore’s third album, "Off the Beaten Path," was just released, adding another hit to his resume with the record’s lead single, "Point at You." Headlining Saturday night is the reigning ACM and CMA top vocal duo Thompson Square, who recently released their second album, "Just Feels Good." Husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson topped the charts with their second single, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," and also reached No. 1 with "If I Didn’t Have You." Now on the charts is their latest single, "Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About." Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill will close out the festival on Sunday evening. Among his catalog of hits are "Go Rest High on that Mountain," "Look at Us," "Threaten Me with Heaven," "Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away," and "I Still Believe in You." On Gill's new album "Bakersfield," the 20-time Grammy winner teams up with famed steel guitarist Paul Franklin to pay homage to the “Bakersfield Sound” with the songs of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Also appearing during the Mullet Festival are The Swon Brothers, Blackjack Billy, The Isaacs, Ben Portsmouth & the Taking Care of Elvis Band, Doctor Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster, the Tayo Reed Band and 2011 winner of the Mullet Festival Singing Showdown, Parker Willingham. Top country acts headline Mullet FestivalVince Gill, Justin Moore, Thompsons and Swons are among performers The husband-wife team Thompson Square will headline Saturday night's show at the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. The Swon Brothers will perform Friday night. Justin Moore will sing Friday.Friday (opens noon) 5:30 p.m............Big Water 6:30...................Parker Willingham 7:00...................Singing Showdown Final Five 7:45...................Dr. Zarr s Amazing Funk Monster 9:00...................The Swon Brothers 10:30.................Justin MooreSaturday (opens 9 a.m.) 10:00 a.m..........All Star Twirler (Robin Coley) 10:45.................Twinkling Twirlers (Amanda Saltsman) 11:45.................Amplified Performing Arts (Kim Berry) 12:45 p.m..........Ruckel Cheer Team (Jenny Propps) 1:30...................Beach Elite Cheer Team (Mandy Snyder) 2:00...................Dr. Zarr s Am opens at noon Friday.illingham 4:00...................Welcome Natl. Anthem Pageant winners 4:15...................NWFSC Soundsations 5:15...................Ben Portsmouth Ultimate Elvis 6:30...................Dr. Zarr s Amazing Funk Monster 7:30...................Parker Willingham 8:00...................Ben Portsmouth Ultimate Elvis 8:50...................Singing Showdown Winner 9:15...................Blackjack Billy 10:45.................Thompson SquareSunday (opens 10 a.m.) 1:00 p.m............Local church groups TBA...................Local church groups TBA...................Local church groups 3:00...................The Isaacs 4:30...................Tayo Reed Explosion 6:00...................Vince GillTimes subject to change Local talent will perform between acts. Saturday and Sunday: kids stage and clown shows. Owner John Lasiter, USAF/RetiredNICEVILLE VALPARAISO NOW ACCEPTING VISA & MASTER CARD Why fight the traffic to the Mullet Festival!GIT a TAXI! 24 Hours, 7 Days A Week Don t drink & drive! Call a taxi. Advance Sales $9.00 Any 3 tickets $25.00 Discount ends Oct. 18th @ 12 Noon Gate Price: $10 Daily $15 Saturday from 5pm until Closing Children 11 and under are free Admission includes Concert

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ‘Boggy Bayou Voice’ contestants face off FridayBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer The headliners of the 37th annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival this weekend are country music acts of national stature. But the three-day event also features top-notch homegrown amateurs. Among them are five vocalists who have won slots on the Mullet Festival stage Friday, beginning at 7 p.m., to compete for the title, "The Voice of Boggy Bayou 2013." The winner will win $500 and a solo performance the following night. To be named one of the five finalists in this year's Mullet Festival Singing Showdown, contestants auditioned at the Niceville Community Center Sept. 26 and 28. Each performed a song for a panel of judges which he or she would be ready to perform in the finals at the festival. Judges looked for visual presentation, vocal quality, preparation, audience appeal and professionalism. Open only to amateurs who have never received payment for performing, the competition is an excellent beginning for hopeful singers. The winner of the 2011 contest, Parker James Willingham, of Niceville, will return this year as a paid musician performing all three days of the festival. He is also selling CDs of his upcoming album, “Soldier On,” at the festival. The five finalists of this year’s competition are Sarah Davis, John-Thomas Montague, Sarah LaBombard, Jennifer Johnson and Jonathan Shidemantle. Davis of Niceville, 26, says she has always enjoyed singing and does it for the fun of it. “Not many people can say that they got to sing on stage at the Mullet Festival," Davis said. "That in itself is enough satisfaction for me.” Montague, 22, of Niceville, discovered his love of music as a young boy, singing in church with his grandmother. At the age of 7, he received his first guitar, and he’s been singing ever since. Montague says he was “a little nervous" trying out for The Voice of Boggy Bayou, but is excited about "getting the opportunity to play . on the same stage as some of country music's greats.” LaBombard, 32, of Shalimar, has participated in one other singing competition, in which she made the semifinals. Her hobbies include karaoke and participating in community theater. She almost missed the showdown auditions due to laryngitis “I was incredibly raspy still, but I was bound and determined to give it my best try," she said. Johnson, 17, of Freeport, has performed at charity events and fund-raisers throughout the Emerald Coast. “I entered the Mullet Festival’s 'The Voice' to see if I had what it takes to be a true performer,” she said. Shidemantle, 22, is a lance corporal Marine Corps Reserve. He has performed at the Saddle Up Salon in Mobile, Ala., as well as in the Florida Panhandle. “’If you do something you love you'll never work a day in your life,’ my dad told me that since I was a kid,” said Shidmantle. “I plan on making a career of singing.” Sarah Davis Sarah R. LaBombard Jonny Shidemantle Jennifer Johnson John-Thomas Montaque The event was named after the mullet, a nondescript, versatile fish that schools in warm, coastal marine waters and sometimes in fresh water. Once a mainstay of the area's fishing industry, mullet are abundant in the Florida Panhandle. Some people say that nowhere do they taste better than here, where the fish is taken from the clean, sandy bottoms of Choctawhatchee Bay. In addition to tons of fried or smoked mullet, this year’s festival has all the ingredients necessary for a fun-filled family day or a night out with friends while catching some of the hottest country acts at a fraction of the usual price. Be sure to try the festival’s shark, gyros, boiled peanuts, and cotton candy. With more than 40 food booths to explore there’s no chance you’ll leave hungry. If you’re not into mullet or the kids are picky eaters, there will also be shrimp, alligator on a stick, crawfish bread, oysters, BBQ, shrimp and hot apple dumplings with ice cream. Beer is sold Friday and Saturday, but not Sunday. There will be coffee, soda and non-alcoholic frozen drinks every day. Children can dare to ride the variety of carnival rides or try their hand at a number of games. The Army Rangers will host their reptile show. The clown stage will also be in full swing. Check out more than 65 booths of beautiful artwork and handmade crafts for sale. Stop by and meet Judy Shillingburg, the official artist of the 37th Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival poster, at her booth by the main gate. 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Linde said the agreement was reached after lengthy discussions among himself, Sunset Beach President Mark Winstel, Bluewater Bay Resort general manager Tom Hanks, and resort Vice President Peter Faerber. Following the MSBU board meeting, Lindy and Hanks spoke with the Beacon about how their agreement was finally reached. They said an essential step was for the principal parties to meet with each other face-toface, with no lawyers present. Linde said that because of the agreement, between 310 and 320 new gold card memberships will be issued. That would represent about $50,000 a year in revenue at the $160 rate. Hanks told the Beacon that while it once might have been possible to reach a similar agreement regarding the Magnolia course, that is no longer an option, because the resort has decided that it can operate a 27-hole golf club profitably, but not a 36-hole course. However, he added, he is still having informal discussions with “a core group” of Magnolia homeowners, and hopes to achieve an agreement for future use of the former Magnolia course land that will be acceptable to all concerned. He did not say what sort of land use he has in mind. In a written handout provided to the Beacon later Hanks included the following statements: —“All Community Gold Card monies will be used exclusively for improvements to the Marsh Course.” —“Should business considerations necessitate the Resort to close an additional nine holes it would not be the Marsh Course that will be closed.” —“We are currently working with the board members of Windward, Oakmont Place, Gleneagles which are the associations that adjoin the Bay Course and offering this same membership and benefits.” GOLFFrom page A-6 Campbell was suspended from his seat on the county commission by Gov. Rick Scott shortly after his arrest. At that time, about two months then remained in his four-year term as a commissioner, for which he had already announced he would not seek reelection. Campbell’s trial had originally been scheduled for Feb. 4 of this year, but it was repeatedly postponed until the results of Monday’s hearing canceled it. Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, Campbell appeared before Judge Stone, accompanied by his defense attorney, Don Durell. In accordance with an agreement previously reached between his lawyer and state prosecutors, Campbell pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts 10 through 17, making false statements under oath. He was adjudicated guilty of those counts by Stone. Felony counts one through nine, which alleged that he had falsified his disclosure forms "with corrupt intent" for the years 2004 through 2011, were dropped by the state in return for his no-contest pleas to the misdemeanor charges. No direct mention was made during the hearing of Campbell’s Florida Retirement System status. Campbell, who began working for the City of Niceville 38 years ago, had expected to retire shortly after the time he was arrested. Because of his arrest and the charges against him, however, his access to his state pension benefits was frozen pending the outcome of the case. A Florida public official who is beneficiary of a state pension is stripped of that pension if convicted of a felony touching his office. As a result of the pension freeze, Campbell, now 65, said earlier that he continued working for the City of Niceville in order to have income pending the outcome of his court case. The pension benefits will presumably be restored now that the felony charges have been dropped. In a statement to the Beacon several months ago, Campbell said that he planned to retire as soon as his court case was resolved. “When they make a decision, I’ll be retired on that day,” he said at that time. Niceville City Clerk Dan Doucet said Monday that he understood that Campbell would be leaving his city post this week. Following the hearing, Campbell appeared pleased and relieved as he left the courtroom with his lawyer, his wife, Gail, and his daughter Caryn. “After 13 long months, it’s finally over," he told a reporter. "I’ve been working when I was supposed to be retired.” Mrs. Campbell said that she, too, was glad to have the long period of her husband facing a possible felony trial over with. She defended her husband’s innocence as she left the courthouse annex in Fort Walton Beach. “The state wouldn’t have dropped the felony charges if they had thought they could prove anything,” she said. “They couldn’t prove a thing.” In a statement released to the press later in the day, Campbell said the sponsor commissions he had received from the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival Committee had been inadvertently left off his state disclosure forms because he hadn't received tax documents from the committee listing the payments. Internal Revenue Service form 1099 is supposed to be issued annually by payers to document payments to independent contractors. In the statement, he added: "What we have now is why I chose to plead no contest to the misdemeanors and not fight it out in court. First, I have been dealing with this for over a year and it has negatively impacted my family and my health. Second, a trial is expensive and would cost most of my savings to fight. Third, if I lost, even on one felony count, I would lose my retirement pay and serve jail time. I couldn’t take the chance and I couldn’t afford to lose my savings and retirement. So, I will pay the fines, do the community service, (I do that anyway), and move on. Judge me all you want, you haven’t walked in my shoes." CAMPBELLFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-4 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 THEBAYBEACONofficials said the display would have to find another venue. Since then, The Christmas Lady has been bouncing from place to place, finding a new home for her show nearly every year. Finding an indoor location large enough to accommodate the massive collection is an annual challenge, one she couldn’t overcome in 2012 when the show had to be canceled. Being able to set up in the empty Food World building has been the answer to her Christmas wishes. “Pat (Byrne, of Valparaiso Realty, owner of Oak Creek Plaza) was very nice and gracious,” said Lewis Thursday. Lewis is seeking volunteer helpers to unload trailers of decorations and assist with setup. Anyone interested in helping may reach her by text or call at 865-5455 and visit the thenicevillechristmaslady.com for updates. “It’s good being back on my home turf,” said Lewis. “I’m really looking forward to this.” DISPLAYFrom page A-1 Debbie Lewis with part of her Christmas display from a previous year. Beacon file photos Low rates are just around the corner. Convenient local office Money-saving discounts Low down payments Monthly payment plans 24-hour service and claims Coverage available by phone Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Motorcycle coverage is underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. 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recyclables using the automated arms already used to pick up garbage. The proposal would also extend Waste Management's exclusive franchise, by another five years, to 2022. It is currently scheduled to expire in 2017, having been renewed only last year. If the additional extension is approved, it would mark the fifth time the city council has awarded the franchise, each time for five years, without formally seeking competitive bids. In return for the labor-saving concessions in recycling collection, the halving of garbage pickups, and the no-bid fiveyear contract extension, customers will receive the fee reduction. Lynn Yort, representing Waste Management, the city’s waste collection and recycling contractor since 1993, briefed the council during the Oct. 8 meeting on the implications of each of three possible options to modify the city’s trash pickup program. Two of the options would reduce trash pickups from twice per week to once per week, and each of those options would produce a slight decrease in trash pickup fees, but not by equal amounts. Option One, Yort said, would be for the city to reduce the number of trash and recyclables pickups, but without necessarily further extending Waste Management's long-standing exclusive franchise to deal with people and businesses needing waste removal in the city. That option, she said, would reduce garbage and recycling collection fees by about 47¢ per month per customer. Option Two, said Yort, would also reduce trash and recyclables collections from twice to once per week, but would include a collection fee reduction of $1 a month per customer, and would also include an extension of Waste Management's franchise with the city from its current expiration date of Oct. 31, 2017, to Oct. 31, 2022. The third option, said Yort, would be for the city to do nothing, and stay with its current system, which includes twiceweekly automated garbage pickups and once-weekly manual recycling pickups through Oct. 31, 2017. In a letter to the city council, Yort wrote: “The city of Niceville has moved forward toward providing residents options to enhance recycling efforts. This movement provides the foundation for the city to meet the 2020 State of Florida 75% diversion goal. April 1, 2013 a recycling pilot project was begun in 90 homes for 90 days. The recycling capacity for each home was increased from the 18 gallon open bin to a 96 gallon enclosed, wheeled cart. We reduced the number of collection days per household garbage from two times weekly to once weekly. Participation in the pilot increased the amount of recycled materials from an average of 4.43 pounds per household (city average, with 18 gallon bin) to an average of 15.67 pounds per household (pilot area only with the 96 gallon cart).” “Fifty-six percent of the pilot participants responded to the survey conducted by the city. The survey indicated that 88% of the respondents felt that one time weekly household garbage service was adequate and 92% indicated the level of service should be made citywide.” “The Council requested we create options to include the use of larger, wheeled, enclosed recycling carts. Over the last several weeks we have worked to craft the requested proposals. It is our hope you will find a proposal that meets and exceeds the needs and expectations of the city of Niceville.” “We propose the two times weekly household garbage service be modified to one-time weekly service. With one-time weekly recycling service in an enclosed, wheeled cart, the additional capacity for recycling will significantly reduce the amount of household garbage, thus reducing the requirement for more than once weekly collection. For residences desiring more capacity than one 96 gallon cart weekly, a second card will be provided at an additional fee. We will still collect and dispose of 100% of the volume at each residence, and will provide an additional, enclosed cart.” After some discussion, the city council approved the second option, which will reduce collections from twice to once per week, extend Waste Management’s franchise to 2022, and reduce collection fees by $1 a month. Council member Dan Henkel cast the lone dissenting vote against the proposal, saying that he did not think the city should extend Waste Management’s franchise beyond its current expiration date without giving other companies the opportunity to bid on the contract. The council’s approval of the new policy is only preliminary, however, because it marked only the first reading of the proposed ordinance. The ordinance must be approved by the council at two more city council meetings, including public hearings to gather citizen comment, in order to take effect, with the last one set for Dec. 10. In other business, Sam Houston, representing the Military Order of the Purple Heart Association, encouraged council members to approve a proclamation naming Niceville as a “Purple Heart” city. Council members approved the proclamation unanimously. Also during the meeting, Niceville Fire Chief Tommy Mayville told the council that the fire department is in the process of repainting city fire hydrants. Most hydrants will be painted red, said Mayville, although some will be painted pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. Mayville also said that Niceville firefighters are holding meetings with schoolchildren to educate them about how to prevent kitchen fires. He said he expects to reach about 2,000 children in this manner. Public Works Director Bruce Price said that city workers were working to partially dismantle a beaver dam which the industrious rodents recently constructed near Juniper Avenue. He said the dam had diverted water flow from a pond away from its designed outflow area, causing the water to erode a nearby embankment. No beavers will be harmed by the partial dismantling of their dam, said Price. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 16, 2013 Page A-5 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistAngela Yuriko SmithEditorial AssistantKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentMarketing Director The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDEDEarn 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 • 6781080 GARBAGEFrom page A-1 Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Oct. 7, 2013 through Oct. 13, 2013. 0 Structure Fire25 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire5 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Bayou Ln..................................Medical..............................10/7/13............................03:48 Cherrywood Ct.........................Medical..............................10/7/13............................04:41 20 th St......................................Medical..............................10/7/13............................12:52 Cook St.....................................Medical..............................10/7/13............................13:13 27 th St......................................Cancelled on scene..........10/7/13............................14:05 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash.....................10/7/13............................14:47 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical..............................10/8/13............................07:24 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical..............................10/8/13............................13:54 E. College Blvd........................Medical..............................10/8/13............................13:56 Biscayne Ln.............................Medical..............................10/8/13............................14:24 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/9/13............................08:48 SR 85 N....................................Medical..............................10/9/13............................09:13 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..............................10/9/13............................14:59 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..............................10/9/13............................17:22 Kildare Cir.................................Medical..............................10/9/13............................18:16 E, John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash.....................10/9/13............................21:46 Elderberry Ln...........................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................07:35 Crestview Ave..........................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................07:59 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................08:14 SR 85 N/College Blvd.............Vehicle crash.....................10/10/13..........................08:43 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................09:45 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................13:39 Bayshore Dr.............................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................19:38 SR 85 N....................................Medical..............................10/11/13..........................08:35 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash.....................10/11/13..........................08:58 N. Partin Dr...............................Alarm activation................10/11/13..........................14:25 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Service call........................10/11/13..........................15:05 22 nd St.....................................Medical..............................10/11/13..........................15:55 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/12/13..........................00:53 Camellia Pl...............................Medical..............................10/12/13..........................01:55 Reeves St.................................Vehicle crash.....................10/12/13..........................15:56 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/12/13..........................20:26 Paradise Rd.............................Medical..............................10/13/13..........................23:03 Weekly Safety Tip: Sweep gutters, roofs and eaves regularly and remove dead branches from around or near chimneys. By keeping the roof and area surrounding your home clear of debris, you reduce your risk of fire during the hot dry season. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville Valparaiso The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of September. Location Situation Date Time Davenport Ave.......................Sick call................................9/1/13..............................08:59 N. Bayshore Dr......................Fall........................................9/1/13..............................09:33 Chicago Ave...........................Fall........................................9/1/13..............................23:43 Cypress Dr,............................Stucture fire..........................9/3/13..............................06:09 Valparaiso Pkwy.....................Seizures................................9/4/13..............................10:17 Valparaiso Pkwy.....................Service call...........................9/6/13..............................15:03 Valastics Ave..........................Seizures................................9/6/13..............................21:27 Okaloosa Ave.........................Service call...........................9/8/13..............................17:58 Washington Ave.....................Sick call................................9/9/13..............................10:06 Sparkleberry/W. College.......Vehicle accident...................9/10/13............................20:34 N. Bayshore Dr......................Unconscious.........................9/13/13............................18:52 Toms Bayou Bridge...............Water rescue........................9/14/13............................13:51 Wolverine/Detroit...................OD/Poison............................9/15/13............................03:31 Washington Ave.....................Fire alarm.............................9/16/13............................22:16 N. Bayshore Dr......................Sick call................................9/17/13............................12:49 Lincoln Ave.............................Unknown problem................9/20/13............................09:35 S. John Sims Pkwy................Vehicle accident...................9/21/13............................05:05 Johnson/W. College..............Vehicle accident...................9/21/13............................10:41 Grandview Ave.......................Vehicle accident...................9/23/13............................15:06 Glen Ave.................................Assault/Rape........................9/24/13............................00:28 S. Bayshore Dr......................Assault/Rape........................9/24/13............................12:56 Azalea Circle..........................Psych....................................9/25/13............................17:59 Hidden Cove Ct.....................Sick call................................9/26/13............................10:27 Highland Street......................Fall........................................9/26/13............................17:19 Brooks Cir...............................Breathing problem...............9/2713.............................17:54 Grandview Ave.......................Fall........................................9/29/13............................15:17 Chicago Ave...........................Psych....................................9/30/13............................18:36 Vacuuming the dust from the coils of your refrigerator will keep it running as efficiently as possible. Which means you save energy and money. For more energy saving tips from the Gulf Power Energy Coach, visit gulfpower.com/coachClean your fridge coils for all-star savings.Ž – Gulf Power Energy Coach Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service850-678-2514 110 N. Partin Drive, Niceville SPONSORED BY WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER SARA COMANDER & WALTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. DO NOT BRING: POISONS, PESTICIDES, PAINTS, THINNERS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLES. Community Clean Up DaySaturday, October 26, 2013At the Choctaw Beach Park On State Road 20 In the Choctaw Beach Community From 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM

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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 16, 2013 THEBAYBEACONBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Southwind Homeowners Association President Keith Linde announced that an agreement has been reached by the Southwind and Sunset Beach homeowners associations, with Bluewater Bay Resort, which owns and operates the Marsh golf course, one of the resort’s three 9-hole golf courses within Bluewater Bay. Continued operation of the Marsh course had been in some jeopardy recently, as Bluewater Bay Resort has been seeking to reduce its costs of operation. The resort also currently operates the Bay and Lakes courses, thus offering 27 holes of golf in all. Earlier this year, the resort closed its nine-hole Magnolia golf course, because it said it could no longer afford to operate four nine-hole courses at a profit, and because it had been unable to gain approval from neighboring homeowners in the Magnolia subdivisions of Bluewater Bay to develop part of the Magnolia course for new housing, while converting the remaining golf course area into an “executive” golf course, with shorter fairways. As a result, the Magnolia course is now posted with “No Trespassing” signs and is gradually returning to a natural, weed-ridden state. Speaking at a meeting of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit last week, Linde said that according to the new agreement, which was approved by more than 75 percent of the members of the Southwind and Sunset Beach HOA members, each member of the associations will have $160 a year added to their association dues, with that money to be given to Bluewater Bay Resort in exchange for “Community Gold Card” memberships in the Bluewater Bay golf club. The gold card memberships will entitle members to play one 18-hole round of golf a month without paying greens or cart fees, and also include other membership privileges such as discounts on food and merchandise sold at the clubhouse. Please see GOLF, page A-4Beacon photos by Mike Griffith Homeowner associations for two neighborhoods bordering the nine-hole Marsh golf course in Bluewater Bay, above, have agreed to pay $160 a year per home to support continued operation of the course. The pact comes after the course's owner closed and stopped maintaining one of its other courses in the community, the Magnolia course, right, citing lack of funds. Homeowners to subsidize golf courseBluewater Bay pact seen as preservation measureWith the change in seasons comes the opportunity to infuse new life into your hair. Who doesn t want a hairstyle that s as warm and inviting as the autumn weather? Whether you are a blonde, brunette or red head, let the professional stylists at Summit II treat you in their modern, relaxing salon to help you make your best fall statement yet. Are you guilty of wanting a change of pace for your look but don t know which direction to turn? Summit II offers semiprivate rooms so that you and your stylist can discuss your hair history without interruption; its needs, your preferences and the possibilities! At Summit II, your hair care is priority number one. Their team wants to provide the best possible cut, tailored to your specifications and lifestyle, while getting to know the guest in their chair. In terms of color, their team carries the best Redken products that work from root to tip… giving your hair what it needs to go from dull and ashy, to deep and sassy. Shimmer and shine with hues that will pull from sensuous, fall inspirations like deep caf noir, chocolate or chestnut brown, honey gold or champagne red; or flaunt your fringe with a rockin new trend like the latest ombr obsession. On the other hand, is the weather making you need to tame your mane? Summit II carries Kenra sulfate free shampoo; a gentle shampoo solution designed to preserve luminosity and moisture while enhancing bounce and structure. The best part? It s compatible with all hair types and can be useful after and while caring for colored hair. Is your hair dried out, washed out and in need of repair? 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Rachael Farrell of Niceville, has joined Stetson University’s Stetson Hatters volleyball team for the 2013-14 season. Farrell is graduate of The Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida in 2009 and played volleyball at Niceville High School for her entire high school career. She graduated from The Citadel in May, 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management, one of only 29 women in a graduating class of 460. *** Jenny Phelps Propps of Niceville and owner of Niceville Sears Hometown Store, has been elected as chair of the Sears Hometown Store National Dealer Council for 2014. The council, formed over 20 years ago, consists of 15 members and represents more than 1000 stores. Jenny is the first woman to hold this position. 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 1 1 6 6 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Who’s News The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Bluewater Bay Marina was the setting for the 6th Annual L.J. Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar Cardboard Boat Race on Sunday, Sept. 15 where 14 cardboard boats battled for a spot in the record books of Bluewater Bay Marina. Delany Hughes won first place, Brianna Steele was second place and Ethan Grimes won best design in the juniors division. Cece and Dominic Vaccaro won first place, Aubrey Hinely was second place and Scott Pursell won best design in the adults division. Emma Weeks won the Titanic award. Cardboard boat race results *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*Shelter House held the official ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 7, for the Kind Heart Kennel, an on-site kennel at its confidential emergency shelter that will allow abuse victims to bring their pets with them when leaving a violent home. With the opening of the Kind Heart Kennel, Shelter House becomes the only center in Northwest Florida and one of only a few in the entire state to provide this service. Some studies show that close to 50% of abused women stay in relationships because they could not take their pet with them to a shelter, and 68% of battered women report violence toward their pets. The Kind Heart Kennel will house, feed and provide veterinary services for the pets of the more than 400 women, children and men who stay at the shelter annually. “No one should have to choose between their own safety and the safety of a beloved pet,” said Shelter House Executive Director Michelle Sperzel. “When we were first considering adding a kennel to our shelter, one of our residents was on the phone with her abuser as he shot and killed one of her dogs. Statistics are one thing, but seeing that loss first-hand was heartbreaking for all of us. The addition of the Kind Heart Kennel to our shelter removes another barrier.” The Kind Heart Kennel encompasses a heated and cooled dog kennel and dog run in the shelter’s backyard, an indoor cat room and pet-friendly bedrooms within the shelter equipped with HEPA filters for residents with pocket pets such as hamsters. Having all of this on-site allows pet owners to see their pets whenever they want and provides much needed comfort during a stressful time. Many organizations and businesses have contributed to this important new resource for our community, including H.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue of Niceville. “They were one of the first supporters of the project,” said Sperzel. “in with two hands and both feet.” The kennel will also need a steady supply of pet food, food and water bowls, treats, kitty litRachael Farrell Jenny Phelps Propps The ribbon cutting Monday, Oct. 7, marked the official opening of the Kind Heart Kennel, a shelter for animals of battered women that are seeking shelter themselves. Women who use the facility can now rest assured their pets are safe. 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Call us and we can advise you. •If you have limited insurance bene ts, our fees are less than hospitals or doctor visits.Readers respond, food pantry filledIn response to an item in the “Bay Beacon” Sept. 4, members of the 705 Training Squadron at Hurlburt Field collected 3,120 pounds of canned food in five days for Niceville Sharing and Caring. 705 TRS/CC Lt. Col. Tom Means and his team organized a four squadron competition which maximized donations and built esprit de corps while giving back to the community. The big winners of the food drive were Sharing and Caring and the individuals in need they support. Pictured from left, Maj. Dave Johnson, Staff Sgt. Nelson Gutierrez, Capt. Bobby Jarskey, Master Sgt. Nate Sandler, Maj. Chesley Smith, Sharing and Caring volunteer Pat Sapp and Maj. Pat Sanden.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Volunteers needed The 18th Annual “Animation in Motion” Christmas Display is seeking volunteers for the 2013 display. Interested parties please contact Debbie Lewis by call or text to 8655455. Visit thenicvevillechristmaslady.com for more info. Toiletry drive Lewis Volleyball Team is hosting a paper goods and toiletry drive for Children In Crisis. There will be a drop off box in the front office of Lewis School for items such as paper towels, shampoos and cleaning supplies. For more info call Christina Perez at 678-2053 or Kellie Currington at 586-0135. Medicare explained An insurance advisor will be at the library on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. and on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Select either the morning or the afternoon session. The purpose is to explain Medicare benefits to current (or future) recipients. To provide information only. The programs are free but seating is limited so please call the library at 279-4863 x 1504 to reserve a seat. Golf for greyhounds There will be a charity golf tournament for Greyhound Pets of America Emerald Coast on Friday Oct. 18 at Eglin Golf Green, 1527 Fairway Dr., Niceville, beginning at 11 a.m. with check in and lunch. Shotgun start at 12 p.m. $55 includes green fees, cart and lunch. Proceeds will help offset the costs of greyhound adoptions. Sign-up with Lois Phillips tonylois2000@yahoo.com. Shred event Protect your identity by cleaning out your old bills and records in a safe manner. American Realty is presenting a complimentary opportunity to dispose of those records securely with their “Shred It Event.” A Shred-it truck will be at their Niceville Office on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m.12 p.m. Shred-it specialists trained in secure document disposal will be on site. If you have any questions please call 678-1196 or visit eraamerican.com. Karaoke night Come in and enjoy a fun evening of karaoke with Bill and Rhonda at the American Legion Post #221, 444 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Friday, Oct. 18, from 7-11 p.m. Tickets on sale Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 18 for two performances of “The Nutcracker” at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under, and will be available for purchase online at nfballet.org or by calling 664-7787 beginning. Mullet fest The 37th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival promises to be an entertaining time for the entire family with plenty of food vendors, music and fun. Tickets are $10 at the gate, $15 Saturday from 5 p.m. to close. For more info visit bog2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR RMS cheerleaders raise funds for tripRuckel Middle School cheerleaders were at Chik-fil-A in Niceville Tuesday, Oct. 1, to raise enough funds to attend the Auburn vs. Mississippi State basketball game next February to perform for the half time show. Pictured, Katelyn Carlson, the Ruckel Ram mascot and Hannah Teel. Brenda Jordan has Yard of the MonthNiceville Garden Club chose Brenda Jordan s yard, at 802 Magnolia Shores Dr., as Yard of the Month for October. The Niceville Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Dr.Page B-2 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Please see CALENDAR, page B-3 Edge Safety Patrol selectedOfficer Christine Haley swears in the 2013/2014 Edge Elementary School Safety Patrol Team. Pictured, John Kennedy, Lilly Moore, Destiny Tullos, Lillian Holtery, Ashley Penman, Emma Goodwin, Kailey Secondine, Cassidy Guzman, Wesley Jones, Chelse D Angelo, June Thompson, Zachary McBride, Zoe Habblett, Liza Contratto, Alex Hilderbrand, Melena Stevenson, Zavion Houston, Haley Shelton, Sarah Gallego, Malachi Baughman, Kaylin Early, Eian Wilson, Paige Penman, Zhania Floyd, Precious Wingate, Drake Cordeiro, Jadin McBride, Alexa Drab, Sian Mignot and Braydon Stoker.ter, litter boxes, litter scoops, leashes, harnesses, leads, collars, ID tags, bedding, toys, pet medication and vitamins, flea and tick medication, brushes and combs, shampoo and nail clippers. Donations are accepted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Shelter House administrative office located at 102 Buck Drive in Fort Walton Beach. Monetary donations can be made online at shelterhousenwfl.org. For more information please call 2431201. 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gybayoumulletfestival.info. Old NHS reunion The annual reunion of the old Niceville High School is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Niceville Community Center. Students, teachers, spouses, guests and anyone who attended the school from 1929-1952, even for one day, are invited to attend. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. for a catered dinner at 6 p.m. Bring memorabilia of your school days and activities if you wish. Reservations are requested. The cost is $12.50 per person. Call Louise Lovell at 678-4777 for reservations or further information. Basket weaving Learn a new skill, experience an age-old tradition and create something uniquely yours at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. Popular instructor, Lou Holt will teach students to make a corner basket on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The cost is $30 or, $25 for Museum members. Materials included. Space is limited, please call to preregister at 678-2615. Classical guitar benefit Jonathan Newberry will perform a classical guitar concert on Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Destin Church of Christ – located at 150 Beach Dr. in Destin. The concert, “6 strings, 2 hands, 1 Hope,” is free, with donations welcome. All proceeds will benefit the Hope Medical Clinic, which is a nonprofit medical clinic providing health care to working, uninsured individuals. For more info please call the Destin Church of Christ at 837-8050. Fundraiser to benefit MIA CrossFit Niceville is hosting a fundraiser benefiting Mammograms In Action, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m. MIA is an organization that supplies mammograms to those that may not be able to afford them. It will be a CrossFit workout “Helen Meets Grace.” Donations are accepted at the door in any denomination and all are welcome to participate. For more information or to donate to the cause, contact Kelley at kelley@nicevillestrength.com or 3762362. 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. Preregistration required. For more info call 678-2615. CFC golf tournament Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is hosting a 4-person scramble golf tournament at Eglin Golf Course on Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. Costs $50 per player, $200 per team, and includes green fee, cart and lunch. For more information and to register please contact 2 nd Lt. Travis Deckert, travis.deckert@eglin.af.mil or Capt. Shane McConnell, shane.mcconnell@eglin.af.mil by Oct. 22. Garden Club meets The Niceville Garden Club will have their monthly meeting in the Niceville Community Center Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. All welcome, for more info, email ncgc1@cox.net Give blood Wednesday, Oct. 23, Twin Cities Hospital, from 9-2 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt. Theatrical comedy A Neil Simon comedy, “Jake’s Women,” will be presented Oct. 23-26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Tickets are on sale now for $15 adults and $10 for youth ages 18 and younger. Purchase tickets by phone or online from the Box Office at 729-6000 or mattiekellyartscenter.org. CALENDARFrom page B-2 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CHURCH DIRECTORY Motorcyclists make money for museumThe Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida s “Biker s Blast for the Past” motorcycle run on Saturday, Sept. 21, was a huge success despite the rain and raised over $4,000 which will help the museum continue its mission. Helen Back Again in Niceville hosted the event. Pictured, Museum manager, Gina Marini, right, presents Chris Sehman, owner of Helen Back, with a plaque and tip bell in appreciation for hosting the “Biker s Blast for the Past.” 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 “POINTING THE WAY TO JESUS”www.iacdestin.org • 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin • 850-837-6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Services9:00am 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 OutreachYouth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8:30pm • The Shed Hang out; engage; worship; growKidzNet Sept. 11-Nov. 20Wednesday Nights • 6:00-8:00pm Ages 3 years-5th grade NHS senior shines at art showStefanie Prinsloo, a senior at Niceville High School, AP Art Student and the president of the NHS Art Club, won two first places at the Northwest Florida Fair Art Show as well as two honorable mentions on Sunday Oct. 6. Pictured with “Body Image,” a visual reminder that models in magazines set unrealistic and unhealthy goals, is one of her first place pieces. After graduating next year Stefanie is planning to study art at the School of Visual Arts in New York.Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 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 VPK Provider Oct. 27: Only 10am ServiceFollowed by the Reforma on Fes val 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. 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Benefits include IRA plan and paid vacation and holidays. Candidates must be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and have a reliable vehicle. We will train the right person. Apply in person at the Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Looking for a home or a job? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. Five cleared lots located in Villa Tasso. Well and septic tank. $219,000.00. 897-3291 Moving Sale. Furniture, appliances, fence, homegoods. 10/19, 74PM. 514 Spring Acres Cove, Niceville. YARD SALE Furniture and household goods. October 12th and 19th. 6:30-4:00. 4276 Lancaster Dr. Yard Sale. Oct. 19 & 20. 8-12:00. TV, bar set, skies, lots of misc. 101 Nimrod Circle. Villa Tasso Help Wanted Lots for Sale Yard Sales Moving Sale Help Wanted Yard Sales CLASSIFIEDS B eaco n "Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!" Office Space Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale SEE NEWS HAPPENING? Call the Beacon Newspapers at 850-678-1080. 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. Time s 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 GloryNiceville/ValparaisoKiwa n is Clubat Your House or Business HHHHHHHH CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOURBEACON CLASSIFIED AD! Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Expanded Silent AuctionMore vendors than ever!ŽAll P roceeds B ene f it MissionsSaturda y, O cto b er 26, 20138:00 a .m. 3:00 p .m. N iceville U nited Methodist C hurch 214 S P artin D r ., N iceville Ruckel loses to Pryor, no playoffs this yearRuckel Middle School band prepares to drum up support for their team during the Ruckel vs. Pryor game Thursday, Oct. 10, played in the Eagles stadium. Ruckel lost to Pryor with a final score of 26-21. This loss takes Ruckel out of the playoffs.Beacon photo by Aaron Cato Travel team brings home cupTravel team RAD U11 Gold won the Capital of Dreams Champion s Cup Oct. 5-6, in Montgomery Ala. Pictured from top left, Manager John Cross, Coach Kevin Brink, Aaron Gomez, Theo Cross, Colton Kilpatrick, David Mejia, Cole Allen, Austin Paugh, Ashlyn Fernandez, Devin Vondenstein, Carson Hickok, Daniel Fadida and Zeke Oswald.Eagles Shut Out Navarre, face Vikings FridayBy Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Eagles travelled to Navarre last Friday night to face off against a rising rival, the Raiders, and brought home a 26-0 victory. The game’s anticipation was high, thanks to a rocky past with the Raiders that had the Eagles yearning for their first win against the relatively new opponent. The victory came despite some hurdles, starting with an injured Ashton Hooker who was unable to start the game. Junior backup quarterback Jon Secord made his starting debut, and his teammates rallied behind him and did their best to ensure his success and his protection. The game started at a bit of a stalemate, with both team’s defenses doing well at forcing punts. The Eagles gained momentum and made it deep into Raider territory. Navarre’s defense worked them back to a fourth and goal from the 15 yard line, but Secord connected with Aaron Willis in the end zone for the first touchdown of the night. The 6-0 lead late in the first quarter was critical for the team’s confidence with its new lineup. The Eagle defense, already known for their strength, took it to a new level against the Raiders causing several turn over on downs and racking up the quarterback sacks. Their success was pivotal in allowing the offense to find a rhythm with Secord at the helm. They found their stride mid-way through the second quarter with an impressive drive that relied heavily on running back Tayjon Culley plowing through the middle. A keeper by Secord, one by relief quarterback Tyree McCants, and a carry by Eli Stove, produced consecutive first downs and poised them for a touchdown by Culley to widen the gap. During the second half, Tyree McCants, in again as quarterback, made a reverse play to Eli Stove who ran it in for another touchdown. The Eagles scored once more before the game’s end, and the defense, for the second week in a row, allowed zero touchdowns. CRESTVIEW 683-9944998 S Ferdon Blvd.NICEVILLE 897-GIRL1124 John Sims Pkwy. Thanks, Niceville, for making it a great 3 years!Two locations: BOGO 40%Sorrelli JewelryFri. & Sat. Oct. 18 & 19Sorrelli rep on site Friday afternoon. 3 YEARSinNICEVILLE!Come Celebrate with us! AnniversaryCelebration!Celebration! It’s aGirl ThingFREE DRAWINGforSorrelli Gift Certificates 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 Rocky presents their 2013 queen and kingRocky Bayou Christian School chose their 2013 king and queen after the Homecoming game Friday, Oct. 11. RBCS played John Paul II, Tallahasee, and won, with a score of 62-6. Pictured, left, are the new king and queen, Stefan Makarova and Claire Gunter. Pictured below, RBCS Homecoming royalty Ethan Parks, Megan Slagle, Morgan Barber, Samantha Holcomb, Will Makarov, Laura Hudson, Joshua Jarrell, Isabella Foreman, Stefan Makarov, Claire Gunter, Tyler Paskell, Alyssa Slagle, Trever Knie, Morgan Milam, Dylan Paskell, Suzanna Sober, Mark Makarov and Meredith Milam. Photo courtesy Christine Caldwell Ruckel beats LewisRuckel Middle School s co-captain Tabitha Currington kept the ball in play as the Rams faced Lewis School s Falcons at a volleyball game last Monday, Sept. 14. Ruckel won, the scores were 13-25 and 15-25.Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Flanked by Mitchell Matthews and Jon Secord, Brandon Kucera, in for Tayjon Culley, runs with the ball during a hand off. The Eagles proved to be a force the Navarre Raiders were unable to contend with as NHS snuffed out any dreams for victory with a 26-0 win. The next game will be Friday, Oct. 18, against the Vikings in Fort Walton Beach. NICEVILLE HAS MANY FINE BUILDERS... 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. Let me help you through your next real estate transaction. Call me today!But there are very few truly "fine" Niceville building lots available! So bring your builder to this lushly wooded lot in the heart of Rocky Bayou Country Club Estates! This quiet cul de sac location could be your match made in heaven! 2098 Lindsey Lane ~ $110,000!



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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Niceville City Council has tentatively approved an ordinance that would reduce the frequency of garbage pickups from twice a week to once a week citywide. The measure, which would also reduce a typical residential customer's garbage and recycling pickup fees by $1 a month, is intended to steer more of the citys waste toward recycling rather than landfills. The proposed ordinance, adopted 4-1 on first reading Oct. 8, would also do away with the 18-gallon recycling crates, replacing them with large, yellow-top 64or 96-gallon carts resembling the garbage carts currently in use. The new bins will allow the collection company to pick up Thurs., 10 a.m. An insurance advisor will be at the Niceville Library 206 Partin Dr. N. to explain Medicare benefits to current and future recipients with emphasis on the prescription benefits. This is to provide information only. The program is free but seating is limited so please call the library at 279-4863 x 1504 to reserve a seat. Fri.,11 a.m. A charity golf tournament will benefit Greyhound Pets of America Emerald Coast at the Eglin Golf Course, 1527 Fairway Dr., Niceville. $55 includes greens fees, cart and lunch. Proceeds will help offset the costs of greyhound adoptions. See calendar for registration info. Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn to make a corner basket at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. The cost is $30 or, $25 for museum members. Materials included. Space is limited, please call to pre-register at 678-2615. Mon., 5-7 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Parkway, would like to invite tweens and teens ages 10 and up to their second annual murder mystery. 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. Calendar, B2, B3By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Former Okaloosa County Commissioner James Campbell on Monday pleaded no contest to eight misdemeanor charges against him, in return for which the state of Florida dropped more-serious felony charges of official misconduct lodged against him last fall. In a hearing in Fort Walton Beach, Circuit Judge William Stone sentenced Campbell, of Niceville, to four years' probation, 400 hours of community service and a $4,000 fine, as well as payment of some additional court costs. The dismissal of the felony charges apparently means that Campbell may keep his state pension, which would have been cut off had he been convicted on any of the felony charges, against which he steadfastly maintained his innocence. Campbell was arrested in September 2012 on multiple counts of falsifying public documents after allegedly failing to disclose $12,750 he received for recruiting sponsors of the annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. At the time of his arrest, Campbell was serving as a county commissioner and as the recreation director for the City of Niceville. As a county commissioner, he also was responsible for overseeing at least two of the entities listed as buying sponsorships: the county-operated Northwest Florida Regional Airport and the county Tourist Development Council. State records show that he did not list the payments on the annual financial-disclosure forms he was required to file as a public official. 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 16, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see GARBAGE, page A-5 Please see CAMPBELL, page A-4 Mullet Festival to open FridayThe 37th Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will begin its three-day run Friday at the festival grounds, corner of Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, Niceville. COMINGUPNiceville halves garbage pickupsSwitch to once a week seen boosting recycling The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Music, food crafts, rides In a bid to increase recycling, Niceville residents will receive yellowtopped recycling carts like this one, and garbage collection will be cut to once a week.Christmas Lady to resume display Debbie Lewis, The Christmas Lady, will use the former Food World building in Niceville to house her massive annual Christmas show. Last year s display had to be canceled due to the difficulties of finding a location in time. This year she plans to open Nov. 29. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Debbie Lewis, better known to many as "The Christmas Lady," will come back to Niceville this year with her long-running Christmas show, Animation in Motion. It will be held in the former Food World store, Oak Creek Plaza, E. John Sims Parkway. The show is scheduled to start Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving, earlier than ever. Its so exciting to be on the main drag, said Lewis. This time, because we open early, its a little scary. I hope we bring a lot of traffic to the surrounding business. The free-admission display will run nightly, through Dec. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. Until last year, the display had been an annual event since 1994. It includes a gigantic collection of lighted and animated dolls, nutcrackers and a 1,000piece Christmas village. Model train sets round out the holiday collection. Many of the pieces Lewis said she hasnt been able to use in the last few years because they are designed to be in a yard. This year, she plans on trying to bring the outdoors in with the new location. With her husband, Kevin Payne, Lewis, a Niceville real estate agent, has been setting up the show nearly every year since they moved to the area. Originally the shows were set up inside and outside their house, but the presentation drew so many spectators that in 2006 neighbors complained about the extra traffic, and city Please see DISPLAY, page A-4 Former Okaloosa County Commissioner James Campbell gives information to a court bailiff after being sentenced to probation, community service and fines in Okaloosa County Circuit Court Monday after pleading no contest to eight charges of making false statements on official financialdisclosure forms. Beacon photo by Mike GriffithCampbell to serve probation, keep pension Beacon Staff Writer The 37th annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will begin Friday at the Mullet Site, Niceville. The three-day festival will feature music, food, kiddie rides, games, crafts and four tons of fried and smoked fish. Tens of thousands of people from all over the Southeast are expected. The festival, at Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, will open Friday at noon. Country headliners Vince Gill, Justin Moore and Thompson Square will perform, as well as many other acts. Parking is free and admission at the gate is $10, or $15 between 5 p.m. and closing time on Saturday. Children 11 or under are free. The festival began in 1976, brainchild of chamber of commerce president Francis Spence, as a way to promote the Niceville-Valparaiso area. Vince Gill More on A-2 & A-3. Please see MULLET, page A-3

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 2013 Boggy Bayou Mullet FestivalEntertainment ScheduleFriday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20 The Mullet Festival is perhaps best known for bringing big-name entertainment to Niceville, and this years lineup is no exception. Fridays slate of performances will be capped by hit-maker Justin Moore. Songs like "Small Town USA," "If Heaven Wasnt So Far Away," "Backwoods" and "Til My Last Day" have made him a mainstay on country radio. Moores third album, "Off the Beaten Path," was just released, adding another hit to his resume with the records lead single, "Point at You." Headlining Saturday night is the reigning ACM and CMA top vocal duo Thompson Square, who recently released their second album, "Just Feels Good." Husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson topped the charts with their second single, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," and also reached No. 1 with "If I Didnt Have You." Now on the charts is their latest single, "Everything I Shouldnt Be Thinking About." Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill will close out the festival on Sunday evening. Among his catalog of hits are "Go Rest High on that Mountain," "Look at Us," "Threaten Me with Heaven," "Dont Let Our Love Start Slippin Away," and "I Still Believe in You." On Gill's new album "Bakersfield," the 20-time Grammy winner teams up with famed steel guitarist Paul Franklin to pay homage to the Bakersfield Sound with the songs of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Also appearing during the Mullet Festival are The Swon Brothers, Blackjack Billy, The Isaacs, Ben Portsmouth & the Taking Care of Elvis Band, Doctor Zarrs Amazing Funk Monster, the Tayo Reed Band and 2011 winner of the Mullet Festival Singing Showdown, Parker Willingham. Top country acts headline Mullet FestivalVince Gill, Justin Moore, Thompsons and Swons are among performers The husband-wife team Thompson Square will headline Saturday night's show at the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. The Swon Brothers will perform Friday night. Justin Moore will sing Friday.Friday (opens noon) 5:30 p.m............Big Water 6:30...................Parker Willingham 7:00...................Singing Showdown Final Five 7:45...................Dr. Zarr s Amazing Funk Monster 9:00...................The Swon Brothers 10:30.................Justin MooreSaturday (opens 9 a.m.) 10:00 a.m..........All Star Twirler (Robin Coley) 10:45.................Twinkling Twirlers (Amanda Saltsman) 11:45.................Amplified Performing Arts (Kim Berry) 12:45 p.m..........Ruckel Cheer Team (Jenny Propps) 1:30...................Beach Elite Cheer Team (Mandy Snyder) 2:00...................Dr. Zarr s Am opens at noon Friday.illingham 4:00...................Welcome Natl. Anthem Pageant winners 4:15...................NWFSC Soundsations 5:15...................Ben Portsmouth Ultimate Elvis 6:30...................Dr. Zarr s Amazing Funk Monster 7:30...................Parker Willingham 8:00...................Ben Portsmouth Ultimate Elvis 8:50...................Singing Showdown Winner 9:15...................Blackjack Billy 10:45.................Thompson SquareSunday (opens 10 a.m.) 1:00 p.m............Local church groups TBA...................Local church groups TBA...................Local church groups 3:00...................The Isaacs 4:30...................Tayo Reed Explosion 6:00...................Vince GillTimes subject to change Local talent will perform between acts. Saturday and Sunday: kids stage and clown shows. Owner John Lasiter, USAF/RetiredNICEVILLE VALPARAISO NOW ACCEPTING VISA & MASTER CARD Why fight the traffic to the Mullet Festival!GIT a TAXI! 24 Hours, 7 Days A WeekDont drink & drive! Call a taxi. Advance Sales $9.00 Any 3 tickets $25.00 Discount ends Oct. 18th @ 12 Noon Gate Price: $10 Daily $15 Saturday from 5pm until Closing Children 11 and under are free Admission includes Concert

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Boggy Bayou Voice contestants face off FridayBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer The headliners of the 37th annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival this weekend are country music acts of national stature. But the three-day event also features top-notch homegrown amateurs. Among them are five vocalists who have won slots on the Mullet Festival stage Friday, beginning at 7 p.m., to compete for the title, "The Voice of Boggy Bayou 2013." The winner will win $500 and a solo performance the following night. To be named one of the five finalists in this year's Mullet Festival Singing Showdown, contestants auditioned at the Niceville Community Center Sept. 26 and 28. Each performed a song for a panel of judges which he or she would be ready to perform in the finals at the festival. Judges looked for visual presentation, vocal quality, preparation, audience appeal and professionalism. Open only to amateurs who have never received payment for performing, the competition is an excellent beginning for hopeful singers. The winner of the 2011 contest, Parker James Willingham, of Niceville, will return this year as a paid musician performing all three days of the festival. He is also selling CDs of his upcoming album, Soldier On, at the festival. The five finalists of this years competition are Sarah Davis, John-Thomas Montague, Sarah LaBombard, Jennifer Johnson and Jonathan Shidemantle. Davis of Niceville, 26, says she has always enjoyed singing and does it for the fun of it. Not many people can say that they got to sing on stage at the Mullet Festival," Davis said. "That in itself is enough satisfaction for me. Montague, 22, of Niceville, discovered his love of music as a young boy, singing in church with his grandmother. At the age of 7, he received his first guitar, and hes been singing ever since. Montague says he was a little nervous" trying out for The Voice of Boggy Bayou, but is excited about "getting the opportunity to play . on the same stage as some of country music's greats. LaBombard, 32, of Shalimar, has participated in one other singing competition, in which she made the semifinals. Her hobbies include karaoke and participating in community theater. She almost missed the showdown auditions due to laryngitis I was incredibly raspy still, but I was bound and determined to give it my best try," she said. Johnson, 17, of Freeport, has performed at charity events and fund-raisers throughout the Emerald Coast. I entered the Mullet Festivals 'The Voice' to see if I had what it takes to be a true performer, she said. Shidemantle, 22, is a lance corporal Marine Corps Reserve. He has performed at the Saddle Up Salon in Mobile, Ala., as well as in the Florida Panhandle. If you do something you love you'll never work a day in your life, my dad told me that since I was a kid, said Shidmantle. I plan on making a career of singing. Sarah Davis Sarah R. LaBombard Jonny Shidemantle Jennifer Johnson John-Thomas Montaque The event was named after the mullet, a nondescript, versatile fish that schools in warm, coastal marine waters and sometimes in fresh water. Once a mainstay of the area's fishing industry, mullet are abundant in the Florida Panhandle. Some people say that nowhere do they taste better than here, where the fish is taken from the clean, sandy bottoms of Choctawhatchee Bay. In addition to tons of fried or smoked mullet, this years festival has all the ingredients necessary for a fun-filled family day or a night out with friends while catching some of the hottest country acts at a fraction of the usual price. Be sure to try the festivals shark, gyros, boiled peanuts, and cotton candy. With more than 40 food booths to explore theres no chance youll leave hungry. If youre not into mullet or the kids are picky eaters, there will also be shrimp, alligator on a stick, crawfish bread, oysters, BBQ, shrimp and hot apple dumplings with ice cream. Beer is sold Friday and Saturday, but not Sunday. There will be coffee, soda and non-alcoholic frozen drinks every day. Children can dare to ride the variety of carnival rides or try their hand at a number of games. The Army Rangers will host their reptile show. The clown stage will also be in full swing. Check out more than 65 booths of beautiful artwork and handmade crafts for sale. Stop by and meet Judy Shillingburg, the official artist of the 37th Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival poster, at her booth by the main gate. MULLETFrom page A-1 Carnival rides, country music and a bewildering variety of food will compete for attention at the 37th annual Boggy Bayou Mullet in Niceville. Its three-day will open at noon Friday. 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Linde said the agreement was reached after lengthy discussions among himself, Sunset Beach President Mark Winstel, Bluewater Bay Resort general manager Tom Hanks, and resort Vice President Peter Faerber. Following the MSBU board meeting, Lindy and Hanks spoke with the Beacon about how their agreement was finally reached. They said an essential step was for the principal parties to meet with each other face-toface, with no lawyers present. Linde said that because of the agreement, between 310 and 320 new gold card memberships will be issued. That would represent about $50,000 a year in revenue at the $160 rate. Hanks told the Beacon that while it once might have been possible to reach a similar agreement regarding the Magnolia course, that is no longer an option, because the resort has decided that it can operate a 27-hole golf club profitably, but not a 36-hole course. However, he added, he is still having informal discussions with a core group of Magnolia homeowners, and hopes to achieve an agreement for future use of the former Magnolia course land that will be acceptable to all concerned. He did not say what sort of land use he has in mind. In a written handout provided to the Beacon later Hanks included the following statements: All Community Gold Card monies will be used exclusively for improvements to the Marsh Course. Should business considerations necessitate the Resort to close an additional nine holes it would not be the Marsh Course that will be closed. We are currently working with the board members of Windward, Oakmont Place, Gleneagles which are the associations that adjoin the Bay Course and offering this same membership and benefits. GOLFFrom page A-6 Campbell was suspended from his seat on the county commission by Gov. Rick Scott shortly after his arrest. At that time, about two months then remained in his four-year term as a commissioner, for which he had already announced he would not seek reelection. Campbells trial had originally been scheduled for Feb. 4 of this year, but it was repeatedly postponed until the results of Mondays hearing canceled it. Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, Campbell appeared before Judge Stone, accompanied by his defense attorney, Don Durell. In accordance with an agreement previously reached between his lawyer and state prosecutors, Campbell pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts 10 through 17, making false statements under oath. He was adjudicated guilty of those counts by Stone. Felony counts one through nine, which alleged that he had falsified his disclosure forms "with corrupt intent" for the years 2004 through 2011, were dropped by the state in return for his no-contest pleas to the misdemeanor charges. No direct mention was made during the hearing of Campbells Florida Retirement System status. Campbell, who began working for the City of Niceville 38 years ago, had expected to retire shortly after the time he was arrested. Because of his arrest and the charges against him, however, his access to his state pension benefits was frozen pending the outcome of the case. A Florida public official who is beneficiary of a state pension is stripped of that pension if convicted of a felony touching his office. As a result of the pension freeze, Campbell, now 65, said earlier that he continued working for the City of Niceville in order to have income pending the outcome of his court case. The pension benefits will presumably be restored now that the felony charges have been dropped. In a statement to the Beacon several months ago, Campbell said that he planned to retire as soon as his court case was resolved. When they make a decision, Ill be retired on that day, he said at that time. Niceville City Clerk Dan Doucet said Monday that he understood that Campbell would be leaving his city post this week. Following the hearing, Campbell appeared pleased and relieved as he left the courtroom with his lawyer, his wife, Gail, and his daughter Caryn. After 13 long months, its finally over," he told a reporter. "Ive been working when I was supposed to be retired. Mrs. Campbell said that she, too, was glad to have the long period of her husband facing a possible felony trial over with. She defended her husbands innocence as she left the courthouse annex in Fort Walton Beach. The state wouldnt have dropped the felony charges if they had thought they could prove anything, she said. They couldnt prove a thing. In a statement released to the press later in the day, Campbell said the sponsor commissions he had received from the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival Committee had been inadvertently left off his state disclosure forms because he hadn't received tax documents from the committee listing the payments. Internal Revenue Service form 1099 is supposed to be issued annually by payers to document payments to independent contractors. In the statement, he added: "What we have now is why I chose to plead no contest to the misdemeanors and not fight it out in court. First, I have been dealing with this for over a year and it has negatively impacted my family and my health. Second, a trial is expensive and would cost most of my savings to fight. Third, if I lost, even on one felony count, I would lose my retirement pay and serve jail time. I couldnt take the chance and I couldnt afford to lose my savings and retirement. So, I will pay the fines, do the community service, (I do that anyway), and move on. Judge me all you want, you havent walked in my shoes." CAMPBELLFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 THEBAYBEACONofficials said the display would have to find another venue. Since then, The Christmas Lady has been bouncing from place to place, finding a new home for her show nearly every year. Finding an indoor location large enough to accommodate the massive collection is an annual challenge, one she couldnt overcome in 2012 when the show had to be canceled. Being able to set up in the empty Food World building has been the answer to her Christmas wishes. Pat (Byrne, of Valparaiso Realty, owner of Oak Creek Plaza) was very nice and gracious, said Lewis Thursday. Lewis is seeking volunteer helpers to unload trailers of decorations and assist with setup. 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recyclables using the automated arms already used to pick up garbage. The proposal would also extend Waste Management's exclusive franchise, by another five years, to 2022. It is currently scheduled to expire in 2017, having been renewed only last year. If the additional extension is approved, it would mark the fifth time the city council has awarded the franchise, each time for five years, without formally seeking competitive bids. In return for the labor-saving concessions in recycling collection, the halving of garbage pickups, and the no-bid fiveyear contract extension, customers will receive the fee reduction. Lynn Yort, representing Waste Management, the citys waste collection and recycling contractor since 1993, briefed the council during the Oct. 8 meeting on the implications of each of three possible options to modify the citys trash pickup program. Two of the options would reduce trash pickups from twice per week to once per week, and each of those options would produce a slight decrease in trash pickup fees, but not by equal amounts. Option One, Yort said, would be for the city to reduce the number of trash and recyclables pickups, but without necessarily further extending Waste Management's long-standing exclusive franchise to deal with people and businesses needing waste removal in the city. That option, she said, would reduce garbage and recycling collection fees by about 47 per month per customer. Option Two, said Yort, would also reduce trash and recyclables collections from twice to once per week, but would include a collection fee reduction of $1 a month per customer, and would also include an extension of Waste Management's franchise with the city from its current expiration date of Oct. 31, 2017, to Oct. 31, 2022. The third option, said Yort, would be for the city to do nothing, and stay with its current system, which includes twiceweekly automated garbage pickups and once-weekly manual recycling pickups through Oct. 31, 2017. In a letter to the city council, Yort wrote: The city of Niceville has moved forward toward providing residents options to enhance recycling efforts. This movement provides the foundation for the city to meet the 2020 State of Florida 75% diversion goal. April 1, 2013 a recycling pilot project was begun in 90 homes for 90 days. The recycling capacity for each home was increased from the 18 gallon open bin to a 96 gallon enclosed, wheeled cart. We reduced the number of collection days per household garbage from two times weekly to once weekly. Participation in the pilot increased the amount of recycled materials from an average of 4.43 pounds per household (city average, with 18 gallon bin) to an average of 15.67 pounds per household (pilot area only with the 96 gallon cart). Fifty-six percent of the pilot participants responded to the survey conducted by the city. The survey indicated that 88% of the respondents felt that one time weekly household garbage service was adequate and 92% indicated the level of service should be made citywide. The Council requested we create options to include the use of larger, wheeled, enclosed recycling carts. Over the last several weeks we have worked to craft the requested proposals. It is our hope you will find a proposal that meets and exceeds the needs and expectations of the city of Niceville. We propose the two times weekly household garbage service be modified to one-time weekly service. With one-time weekly recycling service in an enclosed, wheeled cart, the additional capacity for recycling will significantly reduce the amount of household garbage, thus reducing the requirement for more than once weekly collection. For residences desiring more capacity than one 96 gallon cart weekly, a second card will be provided at an additional fee. We will still collect and dispose of 100% of the volume at each residence, and will provide an additional, enclosed cart. After some discussion, the city council approved the second option, which will reduce collections from twice to once per week, extend Waste Managements franchise to 2022, and reduce collection fees by $1 a month. Council member Dan Henkel cast the lone dissenting vote against the proposal, saying that he did not think the city should extend Waste Managements franchise beyond its current expiration date without giving other companies the opportunity to bid on the contract. The councils approval of the new policy is only preliminary, however, because it marked only the first reading of the proposed ordinance. The ordinance must be approved by the council at two more city council meetings, including public hearings to gather citizen comment, in order to take effect, with the last one set for Dec. 10. In other business, Sam Houston, representing the Military Order of the Purple Heart Association, encouraged council members to approve a proclamation naming Niceville as a Purple Heart city. Council members approved the proclamation unanimously. Also during the meeting, Niceville Fire Chief Tommy Mayville told the council that the fire department is in the process of repainting city fire hydrants. Most hydrants will be painted red, said Mayville, although some will be painted pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. Mayville also said that Niceville firefighters are holding meetings with schoolchildren to educate them about how to prevent kitchen fires. He said he expects to reach about 2,000 children in this manner. Public Works Director Bruce Price said that city workers were working to partially dismantle a beaver dam which the industrious rodents recently constructed near Juniper Avenue. He said the dam had diverted water flow from a pond away from its designed outflow area, causing the water to erode a nearby embankment. No beavers will be harmed by the partial dismantling of their dam, said Price. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 16, 2013 Page A-5 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistAngela Yuriko SmithEditorial AssistantKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentMarketing Director The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDEDEarn 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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John Sims Parkway, Niceville 6781080 GARBAGEFrom page A-1 Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Oct. 7, 2013 through Oct. 13, 2013. 0 Structure Fire25 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire5 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Bayou Ln..................................Medical..............................10/7/13............................03:48 Cherrywood Ct.........................Medical..............................10/7/13............................04:41 20 th St......................................Medical..............................10/7/13............................12:52 Cook St.....................................Medical..............................10/7/13............................13:13 27 th St......................................Cancelled on scene..........10/7/13............................14:05 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash.....................10/7/13............................14:47 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical..............................10/8/13............................07:24 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical..............................10/8/13............................13:54 E. College Blvd........................Medical..............................10/8/13............................13:56 Biscayne Ln.............................Medical..............................10/8/13............................14:24 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/9/13............................08:48 SR 85 N....................................Medical..............................10/9/13............................09:13 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..............................10/9/13............................14:59 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..............................10/9/13............................17:22 Kildare Cir.................................Medical..............................10/9/13............................18:16 E, John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash.....................10/9/13............................21:46 Elderberry Ln...........................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................07:35 Crestview Ave..........................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................07:59 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................08:14 SR 85 N/College Blvd.............Vehicle crash.....................10/10/13..........................08:43 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................09:45 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................13:39 Bayshore Dr.............................Medical..............................10/10/13..........................19:38 SR 85 N....................................Medical..............................10/11/13..........................08:35 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash.....................10/11/13..........................08:58 N. Partin Dr...............................Alarm activation................10/11/13..........................14:25 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Service call........................10/11/13..........................15:05 22 nd St.....................................Medical..............................10/11/13..........................15:55 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/12/13..........................00:53 Camellia Pl...............................Medical..............................10/12/13..........................01:55 Reeves St.................................Vehicle crash.....................10/12/13..........................15:56 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..............................10/12/13..........................20:26 Paradise Rd.............................Medical..............................10/13/13..........................23:03 Weekly Safety Tip: Sweep gutters, roofs and eaves regularly and remove dead branches from around or near chimneys. By keeping the roof and area surrounding your home clear of debris, you reduce your risk of fire during the hot dry season. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville Valparaiso The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of September. Location Situation Date Time Davenport Ave.......................Sick call................................9/1/13..............................08:59 N. Bayshore Dr......................Fall........................................9/1/13..............................09:33 Chicago Ave...........................Fall........................................9/1/13..............................23:43 Cypress Dr,............................Stucture fire..........................9/3/13..............................06:09 Valparaiso Pkwy.....................Seizures................................9/4/13..............................10:17 Valparaiso Pkwy.....................Service call...........................9/6/13..............................15:03 Valastics Ave..........................Seizures................................9/6/13..............................21:27 Okaloosa Ave.........................Service call...........................9/8/13..............................17:58 Washington Ave.....................Sick call................................9/9/13..............................10:06 Sparkleberry/W. College.......Vehicle accident...................9/10/13............................20:34 N. Bayshore Dr......................Unconscious.........................9/13/13............................18:52 Toms Bayou Bridge...............Water rescue........................9/14/13............................13:51 Wolverine/Detroit...................OD/Poison............................9/15/13............................03:31 Washington Ave.....................Fire alarm.............................9/16/13............................22:16 N. Bayshore Dr......................Sick call................................9/17/13............................12:49 Lincoln Ave.............................Unknown problem................9/20/13............................09:35 S. John Sims Pkwy................Vehicle accident...................9/21/13............................05:05 Johnson/W. College..............Vehicle accident...................9/21/13............................10:41 Grandview Ave.......................Vehicle accident...................9/23/13............................15:06 Glen Ave.................................Assault/Rape........................9/24/13............................00:28 S. Bayshore Dr......................Assault/Rape........................9/24/13............................12:56 Azalea Circle..........................Psych....................................9/25/13............................17:59 Hidden Cove Ct.....................Sick call................................9/26/13............................10:27 Highland Street......................Fall........................................9/26/13............................17:19 Brooks Cir...............................Breathing problem...............9/2713.............................17:54 Grandview Ave.......................Fall........................................9/29/13............................15:17 Chicago Ave...........................Psych....................................9/30/13............................18:36 Vacuuming the dust from the coils of your refrigerator will keep it running as efficiently as possible. Which means you save energy and money. 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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 16, 2013 THEBAYBEACONBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Southwind Homeowners Association President Keith Linde announced that an agreement has been reached by the Southwind and Sunset Beach homeowners associations, with Bluewater Bay Resort, which owns and operates the Marsh golf course, one of the resorts three 9-hole golf courses within Bluewater Bay. Continued operation of the Marsh course had been in some jeopardy recently, as Bluewater Bay Resort has been seeking to reduce its costs of operation. The resort also currently operates the Bay and Lakes courses, thus offering 27 holes of golf in all. Earlier this year, the resort closed its nine-hole Magnolia golf course, because it said it could no longer afford to operate four nine-hole courses at a profit, and because it had been unable to gain approval from neighboring homeowners in the Magnolia subdivisions of Bluewater Bay to develop part of the Magnolia course for new housing, while converting the remaining golf course area into an executive golf course, with shorter fairways. As a result, the Magnolia course is now posted with No Trespassing signs and is gradually returning to a natural, weed-ridden state. Speaking at a meeting of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit last week, Linde said that according to the new agreement, which was approved by more than 75 percent of the members of the Southwind and Sunset Beach HOA members, each member of the associations will have $160 a year added to their association dues, with that money to be given to Bluewater Bay Resort in exchange for Community Gold Card memberships in the Bluewater Bay golf club. The gold card memberships will entitle members to play one 18-hole round of golf a month without paying greens or cart fees, and also include other membership privileges such as discounts on food and merchandise sold at the clubhouse. Please see GOLF, page A-4Beacon photos by Mike Griffith Homeowner associations for two neighborhoods bordering the nine-hole Marsh golf course in Bluewater Bay, above, have agreed to pay $160 a year per home to support continued operation of the course. 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Rachael Farrell of Niceville, has joined Stetson Universitys Stetson Hatters volleyball team for the 2013-14 season. Farrell is graduate of The Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida in 2009 and played volleyball at Niceville High School for her entire high school career. She graduated from The Citadel in May, 2013 with a bachelors degree in Sport Management, one of only 29 women in a graduating class of 460. *** Jenny Phelps Propps of Niceville and owner of Niceville Sears Hometown Store, has been elected as chair of the Sears Hometown Store National Dealer Council for 2014. The council, formed over 20 years ago, consists of 15 members and represents more than 1000 stores. Jenny is the first woman to hold this position. 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 1 1 6 6 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Whos News The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Bluewater Bay Marina was the setting for the 6th Annual L.J. Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar Cardboard Boat Race on Sunday, Sept. 15 where 14 cardboard boats battled for a spot in the record books of Bluewater Bay Marina. Delany Hughes won first place, Brianna Steele was second place and Ethan Grimes won best design in the juniors division. Cece and Dominic Vaccaro won first place, Aubrey Hinely was second place and Scott Pursell won best design in the adults division. Emma Weeks won the Titanic award. Cardboard boat race results *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*Shelter House held the official ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 7, for the Kind Heart Kennel, an on-site kennel at its confidential emergency shelter that will allow abuse victims to bring their pets with them when leaving a violent home. With the opening of the Kind Heart Kennel, Shelter House becomes the only center in Northwest Florida and one of only a few in the entire state to provide this service. Some studies show that close to 50% of abused women stay in relationships because they could not take their pet with them to a shelter, and 68% of battered women report violence toward their pets. The Kind Heart Kennel will house, feed and provide veterinary services for the pets of the more than 400 women, children and men who stay at the shelter annually. No one should have to choose between their own safety and the safety of a beloved pet, said Shelter House Executive Director Michelle Sperzel. When we were first considering adding a kennel to our shelter, one of our residents was on the phone with her abuser as he shot and killed one of her dogs. Statistics are one thing, but seeing that loss first-hand was heartbreaking for all of us. The addition of the Kind Heart Kennel to our shelter removes another barrier. The Kind Heart Kennel encompasses a heated and cooled dog kennel and dog run in the shelters backyard, an indoor cat room and pet-friendly bedrooms within the shelter equipped with HEPA filters for residents with pocket pets such as hamsters. Having all of this on-site allows pet owners to see their pets whenever they want and provides much needed comfort during a stressful time. Many organizations and businesses have contributed to this important new resource for our community, including H.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue of Niceville. They were one of the first supporters of the project, said Sperzel. in with two hands and both feet. The kennel will also need a steady supply of pet food, food and water bowls, treats, kitty litRachael Farrell Jenny Phelps Propps The ribbon cutting Monday, Oct. 7, marked the official opening of the Kind Heart Kennel, a shelter for animals of battered women that are seeking shelter themselves. Women who use the facility can now rest assured their pets are safe. Please see SHELTERpage B-2Womens shelter opens to pets 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.Readers respond, food pantry filledIn response to an item in the Bay Beacon Sept. 4, members of the 705 Training Squadron at Hurlburt Field collected 3,120 pounds of canned food in five days for Niceville Sharing and Caring. 705 TRS/CC Lt. Col. Tom Means and his team organized a four squadron competition which maximized donations and built esprit de corps while giving back to the community. The big winners of the food drive were Sharing and Caring and the individuals in need they support. Pictured from left, Maj. Dave Johnson, Staff Sgt. Nelson Gutierrez, Capt. Bobby Jarskey, Master Sgt. Nate Sandler, Maj. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Volunteers needed The 18th Annual Animation in Motion Christmas Display is seeking volunteers for the 2013 display. Interested parties please contact Debbie Lewis by call or text to 8655455. Visit thenicvevillechristmaslady.com for more info. Toiletry drive Lewis Volleyball Team is hosting a paper goods and toiletry drive for Children In Crisis. There will be a drop off box in the front office of Lewis School for items such as paper towels, shampoos and cleaning supplies. For more info call Christina Perez at 678-2053 or Kellie Currington at 586-0135. Medicare explained An insurance advisor will be at the library on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. and on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Select either the morning or the afternoon session. The purpose is to explain Medicare benefits to current (or future) recipients. To provide information only. The programs are free but seating is limited so please call the library at 279-4863 x 1504 to reserve a seat. Golf for greyhounds There will be a charity golf tournament for Greyhound Pets of America Emerald Coast on Friday Oct. 18 at Eglin Golf Green, 1527 Fairway Dr., Niceville, beginning at 11 a.m. with check in and lunch. Shotgun start at 12 p.m. $55 includes green fees, cart and lunch. Proceeds will help offset the costs of greyhound adoptions. Sign-up with Lois Phillips tonylois2000@yahoo.com. Shred event Protect your identity by cleaning out your old bills and records in a safe manner. American Realty is presenting a complimentary opportunity to dispose of those records securely with their Shred It Event. A Shred-it truck will be at their Niceville Office on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m.12 p.m. Shred-it specialists trained in secure document disposal will be on site. If you have any questions please call 678-1196 or visit eraamerican.com. Karaoke night Come in and enjoy a fun evening of karaoke with Bill and Rhonda at the American Legion Post #221, 444 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Friday, Oct. 18, from 7-11 p.m. Tickets on sale Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 18 for two performances of The Nutcracker at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under, and will be available for purchase online at nfballet.org or by calling 664-7787 beginning. Mullet fest The 37th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival promises to be an entertaining time for the entire family with plenty of food vendors, music and fun. Tickets are $10 at the gate, $15 Saturday from 5 p.m. to close. For more info visit bog2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR RMS cheerleaders raise funds for tripRuckel Middle School cheerleaders were at Chik-fil-A in Niceville Tuesday, Oct. 1, to raise enough funds to attend the Auburn vs. Mississippi State basketball game next February to perform for the half time show. Pictured, Katelyn Carlson, the Ruckel Ram mascot and Hannah Teel. Brenda Jordan has Yard of the MonthNiceville Garden Club chose Brenda Jordan s yard, at 802 Magnolia Shores Dr., as Yard of the Month for October. The Niceville Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Dr.Page B-2 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Please see CALENDAR, page B-3 Edge Safety Patrol selectedOfficer Christine Haley swears in the 2013/2014 Edge Elementary School Safety Patrol Team. Pictured, John Kennedy, Lilly Moore, Destiny Tullos, Lillian Holtery, Ashley Penman, Emma Goodwin, Kailey Secondine, Cassidy Guzman, Wesley Jones, Chelse DAngelo, June Thompson, Zachary McBride, Zoe Habblett, Liza Contratto, Alex Hilderbrand, Melena Stevenson, Zavion Houston, Haley Shelton, Sarah Gallego, Malachi Baughman, Kaylin Early, Eian Wilson, Paige Penman, Zhania Floyd, Precious Wingate, Drake Cordeiro, Jadin McBride, Alexa Drab, Sian Mignot and Braydon Stoker.ter, litter boxes, litter scoops, leashes, harnesses, leads, collars, ID tags, bedding, toys, pet medication and vitamins, flea and tick medication, brushes and combs, shampoo and nail clippers. Donations are accepted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Shelter House administrative office located at 102 Buck Drive in Fort Walton Beach. Monetary donations can be made online at shelterhousenwfl.org. For more information please call 2431201. 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gybayoumulletfestival.info. Old NHS reunion The annual reunion of the old Niceville High School is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Niceville Community Center. Students, teachers, spouses, guests and anyone who attended the school from 1929-1952, even for one day, are invited to attend. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. for a catered dinner at 6 p.m. Bring memorabilia of your school days and activities if you wish. Reservations are requested. The cost is $12.50 per person. Call Louise Lovell at 678-4777 for reservations or further information. Basket weaving Learn a new skill, experience an age-old tradition and create something uniquely yours at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. Popular instructor, Lou Holt will teach students to make a corner basket on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. p.m. The cost is $30 or, $25 for Museum members. Materials included. Space is limited, please call to preregister at 678-2615. Classical guitar benefit Jonathan Newberry will perform a classical guitar concert on Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Destin Church of Christ located at 150 Beach Dr. in Destin. The concert, strings, 2 hands, 1 Hope, is free, with donations welcome. All proceeds will benefit the Hope Medical Clinic, which is a nonprofit medical clinic providing health care to working, uninsured individuals. For more info please call the Destin Church of Christ at 837-8050. Fundraiser to benefit MIA CrossFit Niceville is hosting a fundraiser benefiting Mammograms In Action, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m. MIA is an organization that supplies mammograms to those that may not be able to afford them. It will be a CrossFit workout Helen Meets Grace. Donations are accepted at the door in any denomination and all are welcome to participate. For more information or to donate to the cause, contact Kelley at kelley@nicevillestrength.com or 3762362. 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. Preregistration required. For more info call 678-2615. CFC golf tournament Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is hosting a 4-person scramble golf tournament at Eglin Golf Course on Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. Costs $50 per player, $200 per team, and includes green fee, cart and lunch. For more information and to register please contact 2 nd Lt. Travis Deckert, travis.deckert@eglin.af.mil or Capt. Shane McConnell, shane.mcconnell@eglin.af.mil by Oct. 22. Garden Club meets The Niceville Garden Club will have their monthly meeting in the Niceville Community Center Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. All welcome, for more info, email ncgc1@cox.net Give blood Wednesday, Oct. 23, Twin Cities Hospital, from 9-2 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt. Theatrical comedy A Neil Simon comedy, Jakes Women, will be presented Oct. 23-26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Tickets are on sale now for $15 adults and $10 for youth ages 18 and younger. Purchase tickets by phone or online from the Box Office at 729-6000 or mattiekellyartscenter.org. CALENDARFrom page B-2 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CHURCH DIRECTORY Motorcyclists make money for museumThe Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida s Biker s Blast for the Past motorcycle run on Saturday, Sept. 21, was a huge success despite the rain and raised over $4,000 which will help the museum continue its mission. Helen Back Again in Niceville hosted the event. Pictured, Museum manager, Gina Marini, right, presents Chris Sehman, owner of Helen Back, with a plaque and tip bell in appreciation for hosting the Biker s Blast for the Past. 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 POINTING THE WAY TO JESUSwww.iacdestin.org 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin 850-837-6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Services9:00am 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 OutreachYouth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8:30pm The Shed Hang out; engage; worship; growKidzNet Sept. 11-Nov. 20Wednesday Nights 6:00-8:00pm Ages 3 years-5th grade NHS senior shines at art showStefanie Prinsloo, a senior at Niceville High School, AP Art Student and the president of the NHS Art Club, won two first places at the Northwest Florida Fair Art Show as well as two honorable mentions on Sunday Oct. 6. Pictured with Body Image, a visual reminder that models in magazines set unrealistic and unhealthy goals, is one of her first place pieces. After graduating next year Stefanie is planning to study art at the School of Visual Arts in New York.Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 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 VPK Provider Oct. 27: Only 10am ServiceFollowed by the Reforma on Fes val 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) NEWSPAPER REPORTER The Bay Beacon has an opening for a fulltime reporter. The job requires a hard-working, 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. ADVERTISING SALES The Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot) have an opening for a career-minded, full-time person to sell customers the benefits of newspaper advertising. Candidates should be upbeat, energetic, organized, selfstarting and detail-oriented. Salary plus incentive. Mileage allowance. Benefits include IRA plan and paid vacation and holidays. Candidates must be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and have a reliable vehicle. We will train the right person. Apply in person at the Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Looking for a home or a job? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. Five cleared lots located in Villa Tasso. Well and septic tank. $219,000.00. 897-3291 Moving Sale. Furniture, appliances, fence, homegoods. 10/19, 74PM. 514 Spring Acres Cove, Niceville. YARD SALE Furniture and household goods. October 12th and 19th. 6:30-4:00. 4276 Lancaster Dr. Yard Sale. Oct. 19 & 20. 8-12:00. TV, bar set, skies, lots of misc. 101 Nimrod Circle. Villa Tasso Help Wanted Lots for Sale Yard Sales Moving Sale Help Wanted Yard Sales CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! Office Space Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale SEE NEWS HAPPENING? Call the Beacon Newspapers at 850-678-1080. 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 GloryNiceville/ValparaisoKiwa nis Clubat Your House or Business HHHHHHHH CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOURBEACON CLASSIFIED AD!Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Expanded Silent AuctionMore vendors than ever!All Proceeds Benefit MissionsSaturday, O cto b er 26, 20138:00 a .m. 3:00 p .m. N iceville U nited Methodist C hurch 214 S. P artin Dr ., Niceville Ruckel loses to Pryor, no playoffs this yearRuckel Middle School band prepares to drum up support for their team during the Ruckel vs. Pryor game Thursday, Oct. 10, played in the Eagles stadium. Ruckel lost to Pryor with a final score of 26-21. This loss takes Ruckel out of the playoffs.Beacon photo by Aaron Cato Travel team brings home cupTravel team RAD U11 Gold won the Capital of Dreams Champion s Cup Oct. 5-6, in Montgomery Ala. Pictured from top left, Manager John Cross, Coach Kevin Brink, Aaron Gomez, Theo Cross, Colton Kilpatrick, David Mejia, Cole Allen, Austin Paugh, Ashlyn Fernandez, Devin Vondenstein, Carson Hickok, Daniel Fadida and Zeke Oswald.Eagles Shut Out Navarre, face Vikings FridayBy Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Eagles travelled to Navarre last Friday night to face off against a rising rival, the Raiders, and brought home a 26-0 victory. The games anticipation was high, thanks to a rocky past with the Raiders that had the Eagles yearning for their first win against the relatively new opponent. The victory came despite some hurdles, starting with an injured Ashton Hooker who was unable to start the game. Junior backup quarterback Jon Secord made his starting debut, and his teammates rallied behind him and did their best to ensure his success and his protection. The game started at a bit of a stalemate, with both teams defenses doing well at forcing punts. The Eagles gained momentum and made it deep into Raider territory. Navarres defense worked them back to a fourth and goal from the 15 yard line, but Secord connected with Aaron Willis in the end zone for the first touchdown of the night. The 6-0 lead late in the first quarter was critical for the teams confidence with its new lineup. The Eagle defense, already known for their strength, took it to a new level against the Raiders causing several turn over on downs and racking up the quarterback sacks. Their success was pivotal in allowing the offense to find a rhythm with Secord at the helm. They found their stride mid-way through the second quarter with an impressive drive that relied heavily on running back Tayjon Culley plowing through the middle. A keeper by Secord, one by relief quarterback Tyree McCants, and a carry by Eli Stove, produced consecutive first downs and poised them for a touchdown by Culley to widen the gap. During the second half, Tyree McCants, in again as quarterback, made a reverse play to Eli Stove who ran it in for another touchdown. The Eagles scored once more before the games end, and the defense, for the second week in a row, allowed zero touchdowns. CRESTVIEW 683-9944998 S Ferdon Blvd.NICEVILLE 897-GIRL1124 John Sims Pkwy.Thanks, Niceville, for making it a great 3 years!Two locations: BOGO 40%Sorrelli JewelryFri. & Sat. Oct. 18 & 19Sorrelli rep on site Friday afternoon. 3 YEARSinNICEVILLE!Come Celebrate with us!AnniversaryCelebration!Celebration! Its aGirl ThingFREE DRAWINGforSorrelli Gift Certificates 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 Rocky presents their 2013 queen and kingRocky Bayou Christian School chose their 2013 king and queen after the Homecoming game Friday, Oct. 11. RBCS played John Paul II, Tallahasee, and won, with a score of 62-6. Pictured, left, are the new king and queen, Stefan Makarova and Claire Gunter. Pictured below, RBCS Homecoming royalty Ethan Parks, Megan Slagle, Morgan Barber, Samantha Holcomb, Will Makarov, Laura Hudson, Joshua Jarrell, Isabella Foreman, Stefan Makarov, Claire Gunter, Tyler Paskell, Alyssa Slagle, Trever Knie, Morgan Milam, Dylan Paskell, Suzanna Sober, Mark Makarov and Meredith Milam. Photo courtesy Christine Caldwell Ruckel beats LewisRuckel Middle School s co-captain Tabitha Currington kept the ball in play as the Rams faced Lewis School s Falcons at a volleyball game last Monday, Sept. 14. Ruckel won, the scores were 13-25 and 15-25.Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Flanked by Mitchell Matthews and Jon Secord, Brandon Kucera, in for Tayjon Culley, runs with the ball during a hand off. The Eagles proved to be a force the Navarre Raiders were unable to contend with as NHS snuffed out any dreams for victory with a 26-0 win. The next game will be Friday, Oct. 18, against the Vikings in Fort Walton Beach. NICEVILLE HAS MANY FINE BUILDERS... 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.Let me help you through your next real estate transaction. Call me today!But there are very few truly "fine" Niceville building lots available! So bring your builder to this lushly wooded lot in the heart of Rocky Bayou Country Club Estates! This quiet cul de sac location could be your match made in heaven! 2098 Lindsey Lane ~ $110,000!