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The Bay beacon
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Beacon Staff The Niceville Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Monday at 7 p.m. to consider a request by Publix Super Markets for a special exception to the city sign ordinance to allow for bigger signs on the Publix grocery store under construction at John Sims Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive. The request was submitted by Thomas Sign and Awning. The Niceville City Council will also conduct a public hearing Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., to consider the same request. Both meetings will be in the city council chambers in the municipal building, 208 North Partin Drive.Publix wants bigger signsBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The governing board of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) is seeking two volunteers to fill vacancies on the panel. The MSBU is an autonomous part of Okaloosa County government, responsible for care and maintenance of landscaping, street lights, street signs, and other general upkeep of common areas along the main streets of the unincorporated Bluewater Bay community. It is governed by a five-member board of directors, who are usually elected to fouryear terms by voters who own property within Bluewater Bay. In separate announcements earlier this month, members Joan McCarthy and Doug Burgess said they were resigning from their positions. McCarthy said she would leave the panel Jan. 1. Burgess resigned Oct. 10. McCarthy, who was elected in 2012 to a two-year term scheduled to end Nov. 1, 2014, said that she would be leaving early because her schedule of out-of-town travel will no longer permit her the time to serve effectively. In an Oct. 12 phone conversation with the Beacon, Burgess, 74, said, “I have enjoyed my service By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Only three of the members of Valparaiso’s “Visioning Committee” attended a recent meeting. As a result, said committee member Jill White, no votes could be taken nor decisions made. “We are making progress, but we need a quorum in order to decide anything,” White said. She added that membership in the committee has gradually dwindled to about eight official members, as some have resigned from the visioning committee and others have not regularly attended committee meetings since being appointed earlier this year by Valparaiso’s mayor and city commission. Of the remaining eight members, she said, at least four must be present at a meeting to form a quorum, so that any committee business can be put to a vote. For the past two monthly meetings, only three members have attended. Currently, said White, the remaining active members of the committee continue to work toward drafting a “vision statement” for the city, and preparing a questionnaire to be By Steve Andrews Beacon Correspondent Officials of the Okaloosa Gas District last week explained a recent rate increase which they said averages 2.8 percent. During a meeting at its Valparaiso headquarters Oct. 23, the gas district also welcomed a new board member. District chief executive Jose Lozano explained the district’s recent increase in gas prices, which took effect Sept. 1. The rise in the cost-of-gas portion of customer bills, from 38.5 cents to 42.5 cents per therm, was the first hike in 14 months. The typical residential customer can expect an average increase of 96 cents a month. An Okaloosa Gas bill is divided into four components: customer charge, cost-of-gas, compliance charge and distribution charge. The only part of the bill that saw an increase is the cost-of-gas, which had been unchanged since July 1, 2012. The district was able to hold the rate steady for over a year by offsetting supplier price increases with funds from its reserve Purchased Gas Adjustment fund. The majority of those funds came from a settlement two years ago, when Okaloosa Gas collected reimbursement from Florida Gas Transmission for being overcharged by the interstate pipeline company. The increase in the typical residential bill will be about 2.8 percent, based on an average use of 24 therms a month, said Okaloosa Gas Marketing Director Eddie Springle. “The increase may be greater or less—depending upon the number and type of appliances a customer has in the home," he said. The cost-of-gas portion of the bill reflects the actual amount Okaloosa Gas pays for the fuel. The utility passes that Thurs., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited for some free Halloween fun at the Niceville Assembly of God 108 Hwy. 85 N., Niceville, in the north parking lot, facing the school board building. There will be plenty of treats, inflatables, carnival games and more. More Halloween happenings on B-1. Fri-Sun., 9 a.m. The 26th Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powow will be celebrating its silver anniversary at the Mullet Festival Grounds on the corner of Hwy. 85 N. and College Blvd., Niceville. Tickets will be $5, $3 for children under 12. Admission is $3 for everyone Friday. For schedule and info visit thunderbirdpowwow.org. Story on B-1. Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Twin Cities Pavilion will be holding its annual craft and bake sale at the Pavilion, 1053 E John Sims Pkwy., Niceville. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to residents for special events and supplies. For more, 833-9212. Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit the Biophilia Center Freeport, to enjoy another chance to wear Halloween costumes at the Fall Festival Activities will include hay rides, haunted trails, animals and exhibits. Admission is $8 adults, $5 children and 2 and under free. For more info, call 8351824. Calendar, B2, B3 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 30, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts Please see GAS HIKE, page A-2 Please see DWINDLING, page A-3 Please see BWB, page A-2 Police Blotter, page A-4 COMING UP Okaloosa Gas explains 2.8% rate hike The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Beacon photo by Mike Griffith The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valparaiso Saturday hosted a “Viva Florida 500” celebration, which featured a varie ty of food and craft booths and other activities. Viva Florida 500 is a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of Sta te marking the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon's landing in the region, which he named La Florida, "Land of the Flowers." Among the activities during Saturday's event were lessons for children in how to make dried flower arrangements, her e led by museum volunteer June Jones. Beacon photo Publix is seeking permission from Niceville city officials to put bigger signs on its planned supermarket than allowed by city law. Pictured, the building under construction last week at John Sims Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive.500th birthday for 'Land of Flowers'‘Visioning’ panel’s dwindling ranks Joan McCarthyStarting on a high noteFifty people took part in the third Annual Niceville High School 5K Grand Staff Run/Walk, a fund-raiser for the award-winning school chorus, held Saturday. The event raised $2,000. Story, A-6. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Doug Burgess MSBU seeks volunteers2 leaving BWB board

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cost directly to the customer without markup. A residential customer who would like to review exactly what the increase means to their bill can log on to the gas district’s website and use the online rate calculator. Doug Sims, general manager of Auburn Water Systems in north Okaloosa County, has been appointed by the county commission to represent the county on the Valparaiso-based gas utility's board of directors. At the Oct. 23 board meeting, Lozano seemed happy with the county’s choice, saying Sims will help the district continue to serve customers in a cost-effective manner. “Being the general manager of Auburn Water Systems will bring great value and experience in the form of another local utility to the board of directors and leadership of Okaloosa Gas,” Lozano said. The Okaloosa Gas District, an autonomous agency of the State of Florida, is governed by a fivemember board of directors who serve four-year terms and are appointed by the four member cities (Niceville, Valparaiso, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview) and the Okaloosa County Commission. In addition to Sims, the directors are: —Shannon Hayes, Crestview city councilman. —C. H. "Bull" Rigdon Jr., Fort Walton Beach city councilman. —Carl Scott, Valparaiso city administrator. —Randall Wise, mayor of Niceville. The gas district's 530-squaremile service territory includes parts of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, South Walton and Escambia counties. It has 39,000 customers. In other business at the meeting, the board announced that district employees raised $6,025 toward the American Heart Association “Heart Walk” Drive, claiming the title in company fund-raising, with the best overall team and two employees raising over $1,000 as “Top Walkers.” The board also announced that employees pledged $9,388 toward a community giving campaign sponsored by the United Way. GAS HIKEFrom page A-1on the board until recently.” He said his reasons for resigning were “personal,” and did not elaborate. Burgess said that he served on the MSBU board since first being elected in the fall of 2004, and was reelected last November for a four-year term. When a member of the board leaves before his or her term is up, the remaining members appoint a new one to fill the vacancy. Bluewater Bay residents interested in volunteering to serve the remainder of either term may contact the MSBU board on its website at bluewaterbay.org. A board member must be a registered voter residing in Bluewater Bay. An MSBU official said that a successor to Burgess would be appointed at the Nov. 12 meeting, and a successor to McCarthy no later than Dec. 10. Deadline for applications is Nov. 8. Typical of the decisions made by the MSBU board are those voted during a meeting Oct. 8, when it agreed to spend about $5,219 per year to pressure-wash stack-block retaining walls containing flower beds at intersections throughout Bluewater Bay. The plan also calls for adding a special coating to the stack blocks, intended to reduce the growth of algae and accumulation of dirt on the stack blocks. The blocks will be cleaned three times a year. The board also agreed at the meeting to spend $2,467 for the redesign of the MSBU website. Board member Debbie Stretch said that the current website is obsolete, and uses software and a web platform that are no longer in use elsewhere. The need to redesign the website became more urgent on Oct. 11, when MSBU management consultant Darlane Landsberger informed board members that the current webmaster had “given her 30-day notice” of intent to resign. “I will have to scramble to set up a new provider,” stated Landsberger in an email to board members. In other business, Landsberger informed the board that after consulting with local attorney Jerry Zivan, who enforces covenants within Bluewater Bay, she has confirmed that the MSBU has the legal authority to require commercial entities within Bluewater Bay to repair and/or repaint dilapidated signs in front of their businesses. If such entities do not comply, she said, the MSBU will arrange to have the signs repaired or repainted, and will then bill the owners. Burgess said that he was in the process of getting approval from Okaloosa County officials for the MSBU to straighten crooked traffic control signs within Bluewater Bay. He said the county “only has one guy” who performs that task, so that it is likely the MSBU will be given the authority to straighten such signs itself. The next public meeting of the Bluewater Bay MSBU governing board is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the conference room of the Regency Inn, at 4577 State Road 20. BWBFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 SPECIALIZING INSkin Cancer Excision and Repair • Photo Damaged Skin Repair Hurry in. Offer expires: 11/6/13 Trusted Practice on theEmerald Coast#1 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “Germany is the No. 1 country in the European Union economically, and the European Union is the No. 1 economy in the world. China also has the world s fastest-growing economy, and has more influence than the U.S.” “We are an exceptional people, and to say otherwise is delusional. However, we used to have—and be willing to use—a big stick, but we no longer do, and other countries, especially in the Middle East, see this as a sign of weakness.” “We ve definitely lost influence. China owns us.” “I don t think we are as powerful as we used to be, but I don t know if anyone has surpassed us.” “If we re divided among ourselves, how can we influence the world?” Scott Stoutamire, 49, Panama City, advertising Steve Duke, 65, Shalimar, investigator Linda Griffiths, 64, Mineral Point, Wisconsin, registered nurse Michael Howell, 41, Niceville, deputy sheriff Barry Sheffield, 48, Bluewater Bay, controls engineer John Allen, 35, Niceville, entrepreneur What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.Do you think America has lost its influence and trust as world power? If so, who has surpassed us?“I don t think anyone has surpassed us—not yet. 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sent to Valparaiso residents to help determine a “strategic plan” to guide possible improvements to the city during the next 10 to 25 years. Contacted by the Beacon after the most recent meeting, which was held Oct. 10, Mayor Bruce Arnold acknowledged that the visioning committee has had some attendance problems, and that some of the committee’s original 10 members have resigned or failed to attend some meetings. Arnold said that some members of the committee have been reluctant to continue their membership due to the personal financial reporting requirements imposed on them as part of an official city government organization. Others, he said, have left the committee for such reasons as personal illness or childcare responsibilities. The mayor added, however, that when the committee was originally appointed, he and city commissioners also compiled a list of alternate members, who can be added to the panel to replace those who leave. He said that city staff members were in the process of sending letters to some of those alternates, asking them to fill vacancies on the committee. During the most recent visioning committee meeting, some options for wording the city’s mission statement were discussed. Member Joe Cobb said he preferred a version of the visioning statement which reads, “Valparaiso: An inviting, safe, and prosperous community, where people live, work, and enjoy life.” White and fellow committee member Ed Milton replied that they, too, preferred that wording for the vision statement. Other discussion during the meeting concerned the scope of the questionnaire to be sent to Valparaiso residents. White, who as a professor and former vice president of Northwest Florida State College has considerable experience with survey research and data processing, told her fellow committee members that there tends to be a trade-off when conducting surveys of large groups. The shorter the survey, she said, the more people are likely to respond. On the other hand, longer surveys with more numerous and detailed questions collect more information from each person who responds. Committee members also discussed the types of questions that would be appropriate for such a survey. White wondered whether it would be appropriate, for example, to ask city residents whether they rent or own their homes, or whether such a question would be too intrusive, or even relevant to how the city should develop a strategic plan for the future. Cobb, however, said he thought that asking whether people rent or own would be “a very legitimate question,” as this could help the committee gain a better understanding of the lifestyles of residents and what sort of future they might prefer for Valparaiso. Other potential survey questions discussed during the meeting included such issues as: —Whether the city should go into debt to pay for major projects, and if so, how deeply. —What changes or improvements should be made to the city’s infrastructure. —What levels and types of taxation the city should use to fund future projects and programs. Another question discussed during previous committee meetings has been what form of municipal government Valparaiso should have in the future. Also among issues discussed Oct. 10 was whether the survey should ask responders to provide their names or addresses. The three committee members seemed to agree that there would be a higher response rate if people were not asked to provide that information. “Our goal,” said White, “is to get feedback from as many people as possible.” Cobb said he thinks that many people, if asked to provide such information, would be inclined to tell the visioning committee that such information is “none of our business.” White said it would probably be best to make it optional for people to provide their names and addresses. She said that in her own experience with survey research, many responders provide their personal contact information even if it is not asked of them, especially if they provide additional comments in addition to the specific survey questions, or if they want to be contacted by the researchers for further discussion of the topic. The commitee's next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 14. 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NOW OPEN SUNDAYS Noon-5 p.m. CorrectionAn article Oct. 23 misstated a vote taken during the Oct. 14 Valparaiso City Commission meeting. Commissioner Kay Hamilton voted in favor, not against, holding a referendum of city voters on whether to change the city charter. “I am a strong advocate of this referendum and voted in favor,” stated Hamilton. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Only three of the Valparaiso Visioning Committee s original 10 members attended a meeting Oct. 10, pictured, in the Valparaiso City Commission chamber. Ed Milton, Jill White and Joe Cobb were the same ones who attended the previous meeting, held Sept. 12.

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ArrestsJonathon Scott Hataway, 19, 106 E. Fisherman’s Run, Freeport, was arrested Sept. 25 for “kidnapfalse imprisonment” and “aggravated child abuse,” according to a Niceville police report. * Adam Lee Jones, 30, of 787 Smith Road, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested Sept. 29 for “retail theft—grand,” and “possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine).” A Niceville police report stated that on Sept. 28, Niceville police received a call from a Walmart loss prevention officer, reporting a shoplifting in progress. The Walmart officer reported a large white male exited the Walmart with a large amount of items. The Walmart officer reported the large white male (later identified as Adam Lee Jones) got into a white GMC Yukon utility vehicle and drove toward Kmart. A Niceville police officer was able to make contact with the vehicle and detained the occupants, who were later identified by the Walmart loss prevention officer. The Walmart officer reported the total value of the stolen items as $509.75 Adam Lee Jones had in his possession a small vessel with white powder which yielded a presumptive positive for the presence of methamphetamine. * Jeremy James Whitfield, 30, of 724 Government Ave., Niceville, was arrested Oct. 1 for “simple battery (domestic violence),” according to a Niceville police report. * Levy Houston Lucas, 53, of 609 29th St. Niceville, was arrested Oct. 5 for “battery, DOMV (2nd or subsequent conviction),” according to a Niceville police report. * On Oct. 5, Tyler Blake Wilson, 20, of 1402 Scott St. in Niceville was arrested for liquor possession by a person under 21 years of age and obstructing an officer without violence. A Niceville police officer stated that he responded to Dana Point Park in reference to a report of juveniles drinking. Upon arrival, the officer observed four people in the park under a pavilion sitting at a picnic table. The officer observed Wilson stand up and walk away from an open can of Bud Light. The officer asked Wilson how old he was and Wilson said he was 19. He further stated he had a few beers that morning. The officer began questioning the other people present about the beer, but Wilson attempted to answer for them. The officer advised Wilson twice to not interrupt, but Wilson leaned toward the officer and stared as if he were angry, at which time the officer detained him. As the officer began placing handcuffs on Wilson, Wilson attempted to straighten his arm out of the way. The officer arrested him at that time. The officer also questioned Stephanie Morgan Smith, 22, of 210 Southhampton Court in Niceville. Smith said she had purchased the beer at her workplace on Oct. 4. After being read her Miranda warning, Smith said her boyfriend had probably consumed some of her beer. She was placed under arrest for selling or giving alcohol to a person under the age of 21, and transported to the Niceville Police Department, where she filled out a voluntary statement stating that her boyfriend had consumed a half can of beer. * Dylan Cole McCormick, 18, of 241 Grandview Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested Oct. 7 for retail theft. A Niceville police report stated that McCormick admitted that on Aug. 24, he entered a Walmart and removed six spark plugs from the original container, placing them in his pocket and exiting the store without paying for the items, valued at $32.64. * On Oct. 10, Niceville police arrested Tammy Mellzone Page, 44, of 282 Washington St., Valparaiso, for retail theft. The police officer reported that he interviewed Page on Sept. 5 in reference to a theft of $40 worth of underwear from the Dollar General, 701 W. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, and that she confessed to theft. * Tommy Daniel Lucas, 19, of 609 29th St., Niceville, was arrested Oct. 13 for “trespassing” and “loitering and prowling.” A Niceville police report stated that officers responded to 1603 North Partin Dr. (The Music Mart) for a general burglary alarm. Upon arrival, an officer observed the defendant outside, kneeling in a chair, looking through the front window of the business. “During my approach,” wrote the officer, “I noted the front door glass was shattered and a red leaf blower in front of the door. The defendant was detained and appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic as he appeared nervous and jittery and talked to himself as if there was another person present.” * Marcus Lee Lane, 19, address unknown, was arrested on Oct. 16 for “robbery” and “battery touch or strike.” According to a Niceville police report, Lane and other codefendants not named in the report were hanging out with the victim at the neighborhood pool on Everglade Drive. All defendants took part in the battery of the victim by either grabbing, slapping, punching, or holding down the victim against his will. This left the victim with a bump on his forehead and on the side of his head along with a nosebleed. One of the defendants also sprayed mace in the victim’s face. One of the defendants took the victim’s wallet from his back pocket while the others held him down on the ground. The victim was robbed of his wallet containing $680, along with his driver’s license, military ID card and various membership and club cards. * On Sept. 26, a 17-year-old male was arrested for “retail theft,” and “possession of marijuana under 20 grams.” A Niceville police report stated that the defendant was stopped, walking south on Bailey Drive, due to being the age of 17 and carrying a case of Bud Light. The defendant consented to a search of his person, in which a pack of cigarettes was located. The beer and the cigarettes were seized. The defendant’s mother was contacted and came to the scene, and the defendant was released to her. After the defendant was released, a police officer opened the pack of cigarettes and located approximately 1 gram of marijuana in the pack. The marijuana was field tested positive for THC with a NARC II test kit. Walmart was contacted due to a large amount of beer thefts occurring in the store. A Walmart loss prevention associate located video footage of the defendant grabbing two cases of 24 pack of Bud Light from the alcohol aisle. The defendant walked past all points of purchase without paying for the beer. * On Oct. 7, a 17-year-old male entered the CVS pharmacy at 1100 E. John Sims Pkwy., selected a two pack of Sexual Peak Performance drug from the shelf, valued at $10.49. He proceeded to aisle 4, where he opened/damaged the package, removed both packs of the enhancement pills and concealed them in his waistband. One pack immediately fell through his pants on the floor. Before he made it to the door, he was confronted by the clerk requesting he remove the remaining pack that was still concealed in his waistband. The juvenile then raised his shirt and turned over the merchandise. Once he learned the police were summoned, he fled on foot out of the store and north on Juniper drive. The defendant was apprehended and positively identified by a CVS employee.DUI arrestsMichelle Scott Morgan, of 715 Lime Lane, Crestview, was cited for DUI on Sept. 26, after police observed her driving erratically. * Donna Herrod of 403 Niceville Ave., Apt. A, Niceville was cited on Oct. 1 for DUI, after being observed driving erratically and driving 49 mph in a 35 mph zone. * Brian Lawrence Batch, of 40 Magnolia Dr., Freeport, was cited for DUI on Oct. 9, after a Niceville officer observed him driving over a median. * Arthur William Moon III, 44, of 206 Magnolia Drive, Freeport, was cited by Niceville police for DUI with property damage Oct. 5, after his vehicle struck another vehicle and left the scene. When stopped by police, Moon exited his vehicle and attempted to run away. After being apprehended, he admitted to drinking, striking the other vehicle and leaving the scene.Bear sightingsEarly on the morning of Sept. 29, a Niceville resident reported to police that a bear had his dog cornered in his backyard. Police arrived a short time later and observed that the bear was up a tree at that location. A fish and wildlife officer was contacted and advised Niceville police to leave the bear alone and walk away from the scene. * On Oct. 6, Niceville police were informed that a black bear had been sighted near College Boulevard and Highway 85. It was later reported that the bear had run into the wood line near the Tom Thumb store.OtherOn Sept. 23, a resident of Country Club Drive reported to police that some medication had been stolen from her residence. * On Sept. 25, police made contact with a Niceville resident who advised that she went to leave for work and found all four tires were flat on her vehicle. She told police she didn’t know who did it, but it could have been someone from the school she teaches at. Police inspected the tires, but could not find any puncture locations on the side wall of the tires. Police advised the complainant to have the tires checked out to see if they were punctured or if someone had just let the air out. * On the afternoon of Sept. 27, a Niceville resident reported to police that as he was getting ready to go out he noticed that eggs had been thrown on the windshield of his car. * On Sept. 30, Niceville police received a complaint that six masonry speed polls had been stolen from a construction site in the eastern end of Hawks Landing sometime during the night of Sept. 28. It was also reported that a reversible plate compactor had been stolen. The complainants provided police with a description of a white truck that had been seen in the area. * On Oct. 5, Yante Yuric Beliveau, 18, 4572 Castlewood Lane, Niceville, and Tanner Curtis Aull, 18, of 517 Kumquat Ave., Niceville, were given criminal summonses for marijuana possession of not more than 20 grams. * On Oct. 5 criminal summonses for retail theft and shoplifting were issued to Linda Marlene Phillips, 30, of 1006 East Pine Ave., Crestview, and to Nicole Miles, 36, of 501 White Oak Lane, Crestview. On Oct. 5 police were dispatched to Walmart for a report of shoplifting. Upon arrival, an officer spoke with a Walmart loss prevention officer who had observed two females identified as Linda Marlene Phillips and Nicole Miles, trying to return two bags with merchandise after the service desk was closed. The loss prevention officer then observed Phillips and Miles select a wine bottle opener, a bottle of wine and three automotive “five-in-one” tools. Phillips and Miles were then observed as they proceeded to an aisle in the toy section. While in the aisle, Phillips and Miles concealed the previously selected merchandise items in their purses. Phillips and Miles then went to the restroom area and then proceeded past the last point of sale and exited through the grocery doors without making an attempt to pay for the merchandise. Phillips’ merchandise total was $25.92 and Miles’ merchandise total was $46.49. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Oct. 21, 2013 through Oct. 27, 2013. 0 Structure Fire19 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn10 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical............................10/21/13....................07:08 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical............................10/21/13....................10:57 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical............................10/21/13....................16:55 Everglade Dr..................................Medical............................10/22/13....................00:03 Elderberry Ln.................................Medical............................10/22/13....................10:34 Camellia Pl.....................................Medical............................10/22/13....................11:53 S. Partin Dr.....................................Cancelled.........................10/22/13....................19:02 Kelly Rd..........................................Service call......................10/22/13....................21:33 St. Andrews Dr...............................Medical............................10/23/13....................02:28 St. Andrews Dr...............................Medical............................10/23/13....................11:31 Kelly Rd..........................................Medical............................10/23/13....................13:04 Bayberry Dr....................................Medical............................10/23/13....................13:14 Bayshore Dr...................................Medical............................10/23/13....................13:37 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical............................10/23/13....................16:45 Lanman Rd....................................Medical............................10/23/13....................21:37 Dartmouth Way..............................Cancelled.........................10/24/13....................16:44 Bayshore Dr...................................Cancelled.........................10/25/13....................11:14 Azalea Dr........................................Cancelled.........................10/25/13....................13:33 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical............................10/25/13....................13:42 N. Partin Dr.....................................Vehicle crash...................10/25/13....................13:59 Alan A. Dale Dr..............................Medical............................10/25/13....................16:23 Nathey Ave.....................................False call.........................10/25/13....................23:14 Nathey Ave.....................................Medical............................10/25/13....................23:36 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical............................10/26/13....................04:58 Als Dr..............................................Service call......................10/26/13....................06:02 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Service call......................10/26/13....................10:03 Scott St...........................................Alarm activation...............10/26/13....................12:17 Nutmeg Ave...................................Brush Fire........................10/26/13....................12:32 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash...................10/26/13....................13:49 SR 123...........................................Cancelled.........................10/27/13....................12:52 S. Cedar Ave..................................Medical............................10/27/13....................14:58 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical............................10/27/13....................16:03 Weekly Safety Tip: Test smoke detectors every month, following manufacturer s directions, and replace batteries twice a year or whenever a detector “chirps” to signal a low battery power. Never borrow a smoke detectors battery for another use – a disabled detector can t save your life. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 21, 2013 through October 27, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Hwy. 20 E..................................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................10:55 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................13:15 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................13:57 Caribbean Way.........................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................14:31 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................17:31 Caribbean Way.........................Public assist..........................10/21/13.....................19:19 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................20:47 N. White Point Rd.....................Dispatched & cancelled.......10/21/13.....................23:11 Skipjack Cove...........................Alarm system sounded........10/22/13.....................04:33 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/22/13.....................12:00 Putter Dr....................................Medical..................................10/22/13.....................16:34 Curacao Way............................Medical..................................10/23/13.....................14:41 Hwy. 20 E..................................Dispatched & cancelled.......10/24/13.....................08:56 E. Parkwood Ln........................Medical..................................10/24/13.....................11:05 Hwy. 20 E..................................Dispatched & cancelled.......10/24/13.....................16:41 Hwy. 20 E..................................Medical..................................10/25/13.....................11:41 Timpoochee Ln.........................Medical..................................10/25/13.....................15:36 White Point Rd..........................EMS call................................10/26/13.....................09:00 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/27/13.....................13:13 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/27/13.....................13:36 Calinda Ln.................................Dispatched & cancelled.......10/27/13.....................17:27 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. 1181 E. 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Niceville High School cross country took second place for both the girls and the boys at the county meet on Saturday, October 19. This was the last meet for the regular season except for the top seven girls and boys who will continue onto district, region and state. Girls results: 3rd Mackenzie Shinnick (21:24.00), 5th Claire Crist (21:44.00), 12th Anna Herrera (22:17.00), 13th Drew Haggerman (22:27.00), 15th Haley Smith (22:38.00), 16th Annie Serpa (22:45.00), 19th Julia Moreno (22:52.00), and 25th Diana LaFollette (24:41.00). Boys results: 1st Nick Morken (16:58.00), 2nd Thomas Howell (16:59.00), 8th Caden Ewing (17:49.00), 10th Tristan Hamer (18:02.00),11th Jack Massey (18:29.43), 12th Jake Fiske (18:29.93), 14th Jared Herzog (18:41.00), 15th Elijah Schneidewind (18:41.00), 18th Kyle Ferris (19:05.00), and 19th Patrick McNair (19:10.00). Eleven of the NHS athletes were also recognized during the awards ceremony at the end of the meet. These were the senior athletes, many of which will be running for various colleges next fall: D. Haggerman, T. Reese, A. Snyders, R. McAllister, A. Herrera, A. Serpa, T. Howell, N. Morken, C. Ewing, J. Massey and J. Fiske. Congratulations seniors on an excellent season and good luck in the final post season races. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 30, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-5 Eagle swimmers win countyA strong Niceville High School women’s team dominated the Destin YMCA pool Saturday, Oct. 19, winning nine out of the 11 events and scoring 208 points. Rivals Fort Walton Beach scored 120 for second place followed by Choctaw High School with 108 and Rocky Bayou Christian School with 10. Individual double county winners were Sydney Dawson in the 200 free and 100 back and Caitlin Myers in the 50 free and 100 free, both from NHS. On the men’s side, it would come down to the last race of the afternoon, the 400 free relay, to determine the champion. Niceville was five points ahead of rival Fort Walton Beach through 10 events. If Fort Walton’s two relay teams placed first and third, they would win the championship by one point. As the race began, FWB got off to a quick start, but as the anchor legs of the relay hit the water, NHS had started to close the gap. With 25 yards to go FWB and NHS were even, and at the wall NHS out touched FWB by 0.35 seconds to finish first. NHS captured the county trophy with a score of 187. FWB scored 180, Choctaw 69 and Rocky Bayou Christian 53. Niceville swimmers will be back in action Oct. 31 as the State Championship Series begins with district meets at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach. Both Niceville High School swim teams pictured with their county championship trophies Saturday, Oct. 19. Rocky golfer breaks school recordJason Rogers, the only senior on the Rocky Bayou Christian School golf team, has made school history by making the trip to the regional tournaments for seven consecutive years. Jason, pictured fourth from left, began playing varsity golf at RBCS in sixt h grade and has made the annual trip to ever since. On Tuesday, Oct. 22 the RBCS golf team competed in the district tournaments in Pensacola. At district, Jason tied for first and lost on a shoot-out. He finished 2nd over all in the district. Pictured fro m left, with their scores: Scott Robinson (91), Casey Ponder (93), Parker Milam (92), Jason Rogers (76), Coach Richard Rogers and Morgan Barber (82).NHS runners place second in county Ruckel Rams won the Okaloosa County Cross Country Championships, Wednesday Oct. 16, after an undefeated season. Nine schools competed in all. Hannah Schneidewind from Ruckel won the title of County Champion for girls. She came into this cross country season off an undefeated track season last year. She runs the mile, the 800 4x400 meter in track. She placed first at every race this season with the exception the season opener. Hannah Jenkins also placed ninth overall with a time of 14:15.00. The scores for the rest of the team are as follows: Ciara Coger 14:41.00 Sidney Marotta 14:50.00 Sarah D’Amico 14:55.00 Lauren Melancon 15:21.00 Jayden Reece 15:26.00, Neleah Richardson 15:37.00 Te’a Marta 15:46.00 Ariana Richardson 15:50.00Hannah Schneidewind is the Okaloosa County girls champion with a finish time 13:10.00. She placed first at every race this season with the exception the season opener. Photos courtesy by Brad McCann Eagles senior cross country athletes, from left, D. Haggerman, T. Reese, A. Snyders, R. McAllister, A. Herrera, A. Serpa, T. Howell, N. Morken, C. Ewing, J. Massey and J. 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The third Annual Niceville High School 5K Grand Staff Run/Walk, which raised about $2,000 for the school's awardwinning choral program, was held Saturday after a three-week delay brought on by Tropical Storm Karen. Originally scheduled for Oct. 5, the race was postponed when Okaloosa County School District officials decided to cancel all district events in preparation for the tropical storm. Over 80 participants were originally scheduled to run or walk the race. About 50 runners and walkers showed up Saturday morning. The run started with temperatures in the high 40s and under sunny skies. The rescheduled Grand Staff 5K competed with several other established events, races that took many already registered runners and others who had planned to sign up the morning of the race. The first Grand Staff Run, named after a music notation familiar to musicians, was held in January 2011 as a chorus fundraiser. This year’s race moved to the fall in an effort to accommodate more runners and avoid the frigid temperatures of early January. Organized by Kirk and Suzanne Herzog, chorus parents and runners themselves, the race brings in needed funds to support the choral music program with music purchases, all-county and all-state costs as well as other supplies and materials necessary to maintain the 160member program made up of seven choirs. Approximately $2,000 was raised from registrations and sponsorships for this year’s race. Members of the chorus boosters association and community volunteers assist with every aspect of the race event. Over 40 students and adults worked to organize and manage the event including singers from Opus One, Niceville High School’s premiere ensemble, who also sung the national anthem at the start of the race. The Niceville Chorus, under the direction of Michael Dye and assistant Mary Jeter, travel and actively perform locally and throughout the state. Every other year the chorus tours and performs internationally. The Niceville Singers have performed from Edinburgh, Scotland to Beijing, China over the last dozen years. Over 400 Niceville High School singers have performed in over 10 countries as well as performing three times in New York’s Carnegie Hall. 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 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Dr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a boardcertified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For more than 13 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past six years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. 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Erin Igram has just been appointed to the position of Walton County Development Director at the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Igram has served in various marketing and resource development capacities with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, and brings an extensive background in sales, marketing, and quality management to the job. Igram is a graduate of Niceville High School and earned her BS Degree in Project Management from Northwest Florida State College. *** Elizabeth Rahmes of Niceville received her white coat at the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2017 at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn., on Sept. 21. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer The weather has gotten crisp and thoughts have turned from summer fun to candy and costumes as Halloween draws near. Trick-or-treating for the Niceville and Valparaiso area is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. Hungry trick-or-treaters need to remember if a house’s outside light is off, it’s expected that the residents don’t want to be disturbed. Make sure costumes are safe with nothing hanging off that could catch, trip or brush up against candles. Wear reflective tape and carry glow sticks or a flashlight to be seen and only visit familiar areas. No bag of goodies is worth being lost or injured. Besides the traditional, door to door march for treats, the Twin Cities area offers many other ways for kids to find their Halloween fun. The Niceville United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch at John Sims Parkway and South Partin Drive, is open 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 3 3 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Who’s News Please see HALLOWEEN, page B-2 Filipino association members learn fire safetyFilipino American Association of Okaloosa County members celebrated fire safety awareness when they took the fire safety class at Valparaiso Fire Department with Chief Norton Monday, Oct. 14. Pictured from left, Chief Norton, Gina Raines, Annie Cameron, Vicy Tate, Sally Salomone, Virginia McClure, Regina Grathwohl and Francia Siers.Halloween happenings in the Twin Cities Native American tribes come from all over the southeast to participate and celebrate their heritage in the Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow which will take place Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3, at the Mullet Festival site, corner of Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, Niceville. The house at 1402 Palm Boulevard South, Niceville, may seem like just another spookily decorated house, but drivers can tune into radio setting 89.3 to hear music and sound synchronized to the light show. Pictured, Joshua Fennell with his son Ryder, turn on the lights as dusk fell Thursday, Oct. 24. This is the second year Joshua and Amy Fennell, have done the show. The display will remain up a few weeks after the holiday. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Erin Igram Beacon Staff The 26th annual three-day Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow will take place Nov. 1-3, and will be presented by Eglin Air Force Base and the Thunderbird Intertribal Council at the Mullet Festival site, corner of Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, Niceville. The alcohol free event will feature Native American dancers, drummers, craft demonstrations and Native American dance contests. Friday is Children’s Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and the main powwow runs from 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with closing ceremonies at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 and $3 for ages 12 and under. Children’s Day is $3 admission for adults and children. Any handicapped child receives free admittance. The Thunderbird Intertribal council is a public charity, which functions with generous local support and Eglin Air Force Base to present the annual powwow as part of the Native American and Alaskan Heritage Month activities in November. 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Free chair yoga Free Chair Yoga for those with Multiple Sclerosis is Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the studio room at Johnson Chiropractic Clinic, 600 John Sims Parkway, Niceville. For information call Candace Miller at (812) 599-2887. Classes supported by a grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Alzheimer s support group A support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available, reserve in advance by calling 866-478-7790. Harvest festival It’s a great time for free fun, games, a petting zoo, activities and refreshments for families. Enjoy an evening in the Children’s Park Wednesday, Oct. 30 with families in your community from 5 -7 p.m. Halloween on the Hill All are invited for some Halloween fun Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Niceville Assembly north parking lot, facing the school board bldg. There will be plenty of treats, inflatables, carnival games and more. Event is free to the public. Adventure Club The Adventure Club is having a bike ride in Niceville in the Bluewater Bay Resort/Subdivision Thursday, Oct. 31. Meet at the golf course club house parking area. Supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Contact Les and Jean at 897-3624 Quit smoking Free Smoking Cessation Classes are offered at Niceville Housing Authority 500 Boyd Circle, Niceville, on Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Classes begin Thursday, Oct. 31. If you are interested in quitting smoking, please contact West Florida AHEC at 398-6965 or Niceville Housing Authority office at 678-7816. Registration is not mandatory. Thunderbird Powow The 26th Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powow will be celebrating their silver anniversary Nov. 1-3 at the Mullet Festival Grounds on the corner of Hwy. 85 N. and College Blvd., Niceville. Tickets will be $5, $3 for children under 12. For schedule and info visit thunderbirdpowwow.org. Tennis tourney The Men’s $10,000 Futures Tournament will be Nov. 1–9.There will be a free children’s clinic on Saturday, Nov. 9 for the 10 and younger set at 10 a.m. Nov. 5: Main Draw Play Nov. 9: Main Draw Semifinals Nov. 10: Main Draw Finals Free admission on Veteran’s Day for all veterens in honor of their service.Admission: Tuesday–Thursday, Adult: $3 Child: $2 Friday to Sunday: Adult: $5, Child: $3, Family: $12 For more info call the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center at 897-8010 or email b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.com Craft s fair St. Simon’s on the Sound, 28 Miracle Strip Pkwy. S.W., Fort Walton Beach, will be hosting their 39th Arts and Crafts Fair on Friday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds from this event go to local charities. Come and join the fun and enjoy a savory lunch served by the Women of the Church or visit the bake shop. Republican woman The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will be meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Wyndam Garden Hotel, Okaloosa Island. Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12 p.m. Prior to the meeting, starting at 11 a.m., there will be a fund raising event with Jim Burgess, a gold expert. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net by noon on Nov. 1. Cost of the lunch is $16 for members and $18 for guests. For more information about RWOF, visit rwof.org. Craft and bake sale Twin Cities Pavilion will be holding their annual craft and bake sale Saturday Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Twin Cities Pavilion, 1053 E John Sims Pkwy., Niceville. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to residents for special events and supplies. For more info call Tammy at 833-9212. Bike adventure Adventure Club ride on Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. in Valparaiso and lunch afterwards at Doc’s Oyster Bar. Meet at the strip mall at the intersection of Hwy. 85 and John Sims Parkway. For info call Clarice at 5814591. Theatrical performance The Pyramid Players will take the 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CHURCH DIRECTORY every day through Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays are family day with a petting zoo, music, face painting and bouncy house from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church’s student ministry trips, programs and missions. The Children’s Park Fall Festival will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m., at the Children’s Park, 206 North Partin Drive, Niceville. There will be a petting zoo, games, popcorn, lemonade and treats for the children. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes. Niceville Assembly of God is sponsoring their first “Halloween on the Hill” Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the North parking lot and sanctuary, 108 Highway 85 North. The church wants to be able to offer an event for the children of the community. Children can trick-or-treat in a safe environment with the whole family, while enjoying an inflatable rock climbing wall/obstacle course, bounce houses, an inflatable jousting arena or an inflatable 25-foot tidal wave slide. Participate in carnival games, face painting, and crafts. There will be food, soft drinks and sweet tea available for purchase, plus candy for the children. Call 678-2531 for more info. The Destin Commons will host its annual Halloween Haunt an evening filled with goodies, ghosts and ghoulish getups, Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m., at the center plaza of the Destin Commons. Enjoy free arts and crafts, face painting, spooky train rides, street dancing and a costume contest at 5 p.m. for children 12 and under. Trick-or-treating on Main Street will begin at 6 p.m. The Bass Pro Shop and the Choctawhatchee District Boy and Cub Scouts of America will host Scout Fun Day Oct. 26, 2-6 p.m., and the Haunted Tent opening at 6 p.m., at the Bass Pro Shop East parking lot in the Destin Commons. The Haunted Tent, which is a series of interconnected tents with spooky displays, will cost $5. There will also be free games, activities and exhibits. All participating stores in the Commons will be offering treats for children. The North Bay District firefighters will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters from 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. The Niceville Public Library will host a story time for children 3-5 years old on Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m., in the Youth Services program room, 206 North Partin Drive. Preschoolers will enjoy the theme “Happy Halloween” along with holiday appropriate stories. HALLOWEENFrom page B-1 Kiwanis welcomes, then works, new memberThe Kiwanis Club of NicevilleValparaiso welcomed its first new Kiwanis member for 2013-2014 at a recent breakfast meeting. President Stan Claypool, left, inducted Doug Talley and welcomed him to the team before putting him to work at the Kiwanis booth at the Mullet Festival. Christ Our Redeemer holds Soccer ChallengeKnights of Columbus Councils 7667 Holy Name Jesus Catholic Church and 13527 Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church held their annual Soccer Challenge Sunday, Oct. 13. Pictured, from left, are some of the winners, Madelyn Tebbetts, Hailey Moriarty, Olivia Hooper, Lauren Lindberg, Andrew Morey, J. D. Tebbetts, Caleb Lindberg, Zach Wolfrom, Kevin Castellanos, Drew Knebl and Joseph DeLoach.Page B-2 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Please see CALENDAR, page B-3 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 T rail, 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 678 1298 • WWW.STPAULNICEVILLE.COM 1407 E. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Macho Monday for Tigers, men and some momsEdge Elementary School held their annual “Macho Monday” on Oct. 14 where a record 384 men, and a few moms, showed up to have lunch with the Tigers. Dads, grandpas, uncles, mentors are all invited to the school for the event. Pictured from left, former Edge principal Robert Love, Mayor Randall Wise and former Edge principal Don Varner, come every year to help serve tea to the visitors. Military members also came to sit with children who didn t have a visitor. Afterwards, many of them went into the book fair and made book purchases for students. Plew has teacher of the weekPlew Elementary School kindergarten teacher Beth Schladenhauffen was Teacher of the Week Oct. 15. Pictured also is Aden Drahn, the student who, with his mother, Sarah, nominated Ms. Schladenhauffen BWB resident makes final cut with art Lori Phillips, of Bluewater Bay, and an art teacher at Fort Walton Beach High School, attended the FAEA Teacher s Conference in Daytona Beach. Her artwork, “Mermaid Mic” is a found object sculpture and one of the 100 selected from a group of 340 to be honored in a year long exhibit. A virtual showing of the entries and reception was held at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and gardens in Ormond Beach.Ram Jam raises fundsRuckel Middle School held its second Annual Ram Jam fundraiser walk-a-thon on Friday, Oct. 25. Students walked around a 1/16th-of-a-mile course and earned money from pledges for each lap. Students wore costumes and participated in a costume contest. Pictured, seventh graders Jason Stukbauer as Gilligan and Josh Riley as Frodo Baggins. For Sale. 1985 Ford Station Wagon, one owner, clean, good condition, less than 100,000 original miles. For information, call Jo at 850-678-8655. 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. 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Call the Beacon Newspapers! 850-678-1080stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 to present the original musical adventure “Beyond the Mist” at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. The doors open at 6 p.m. for a silent auction and art exhibit. Early arrivals will receive a “seat saver” so that they can feel free to browse. Tickets are $10. For more information about The Pyramid Players or Pyramid, Inc. or to purchase tickets, contact J.R. Blood at 862-7139 or jblood@pyramidinc.org. Wine tasting benefit Join with friends at the Compass Rose, 303 Glen Ave., Valparaiso, for the “On the Bayou Wine Tasting,” Saturday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy food, wine, a silent auction and live Native American flute music from local musician Terri D. Proceeds to benefit the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Tickets $20, available at heritagemuseum.org or call 678-2615. Golf tournament Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church will be having their 2nd annual golf tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Eglin’s Eagle Golf Course, Niceville. Lunch will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. The cost to golf is $100 per person or a four person team for $360. Tee hole sponsorships available for $100. The golf format will be four person scramble. Golfers, sponsors or donations are welcome. For more info contact Mikel or Colleen Miller at 678-2116 or email celebratecor@gmail.com Celebrating outdoors Walton Outdoors will be hosting their annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Ave., Freeport. Hands on activities will include fishing, boating, kayaking, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts and much more. The event is free. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Meet local author Stop by and meet local author, Linda Sealy Knowles. Learn how a mother of two and grandmother of three has now added novelist to her list of accomplishments. This event will be held in the library on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info call the library at 279-4863 x1504. Fireworks show Dockside Oyster Bar & Caf, 115 W John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, would like to express their appreciation at the overwhelming response to their reopening in a Niceville landmark, the building formerly known as Giuseppi’s Wharf along the bayou. To celebrate, there will be a grand opening fete Saturday, Nov. 2 beginning at 11 a.m. until closing. Come early to reserve your seat by the water to watch a free high altitude barge fireworks display on the Bayou on the bayou. See what makes waterfront dining so wonderful at their fish fry accompanied by live music, door prizes, games and face painting. Fall fest Join the Biophilia Center Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to enjoy another chance to wear Halloween costume at the Fall Festival activities. Admission is $8 adults, $5 children and 2 and under free. For more info, call 835-1824. Mac users meet The Mac Users Group will meet Monday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the NWF State College Student Services Building, room 132. Eddie Branch will be presenting an overview of “Backup Strategies.” Attendees will be given an opportunity to share information and ask questions about their computer, iPhone or iPad. For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at 862-3327 or jeancdutton@mac.com. Republican woman Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux will brief Silver Sands Republican Women about the 2014 elections and changes in election law. The meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Bluewater Bay Golf Clubhouse. Social begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. $15 per plate. To reserve, Libby Hill, 678-2182. Pine needle basketry A pine needle basketry calls is offered at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, Tuesday, Nov. 5 and 12, from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $55 or $50 for members, materials included. Space is limited. Please call to preregister at 678-2615. Savor for a good cause Savor the Season 2013 with ten of the best local chefs, wine pairings, and silent and live auctions. The 4th Annual “Savor the Season” event will be at Caliza Pool and Restaurant, 23 Nonesuch Way, Alys Beach, on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Taylor Haugen Foundation. Get tickets at SavorTheSeason2013.org. Open mic poetry night Join fellow poets Nov. 6 for “Say the Word”, an open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to take the mic. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. CALENDARFrom page B-2 Happy 75th BirthdayHer family is requesting a card shower please mail cards to23 Balmoral, Niceville, FL 32578 To our Mom/Granny Connie Cross-LaFont! HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HH HH HHHHHHHHHHHHH “Mermaid Mic” by Lori Phillips

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Page B-4 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACONKirby Locklear said Eglin Air Force Base has been contributing to the powwow since its conception, but in recent years their financial help has decreased. With military cutb acks and the slow economy, the council has mostly been responsible for raising the powwow funds. “Eglin has given us about $500 this year,” said Locklear. “This year we’re paying for the dumpsters and port-a-potties and renting a PA system. Last year the powwow cost us about $20,000 to put on.” Chairman and Director of the Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow Glenn Farmer said all the proceeds go to pay for the festival itself. Any extra proceeds go back into next year’s fund which also pays for the prize money awarded to the winners of each dance contest, the Native American dancers and host drum groups. All area school children are invited to Children’s Day, Nov. 1, to participate with hands-on demonstrations. More than 1,200 children are expected to attend this year. The special children’s day performer will be Ed Winddancer, from the Nanticoke tribe and the Sylestine Dance Group, an American Indian Youth Dance team from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Atmore Ala. Children will be able to learn traditional Native American dancing and enjoy the storytelling, foods, hands-on displays and Indian crafts. The Native American dance contests start Friday at 7 p.m., and this year there will be 25 craft vendors and five food vendors. Try some Native American food, such as buffalo burgers and fried bread. Some of the vendors include Northwest Florida Heritage Museum of Valparaiso, Indian Temple Mound Museum of Fort Walton Beach, Eglin Cultural Resources, the Mobile Veterans’ Center who will be providing free services for veterans that attend the powwow and Native American craft vendors selling handmade goods from beadwork to jewelry. POWWOWFrom page B-1 Retired officers wives hold fashion showNorthwest Florida Retired Officers Wives Club Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Fashion Show, featuring Eglin Exchange fashions took place in October. Pictured, from left, fashion show coordinator Esin Gershaw, and models Nancy Garcia, Margaret Menees, Ginny Mitchell, Jessie Werdung, Donna Riemer, Carolyn Van Pelt and Bonnie Smith. The next luncheon meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Eglin Bayview Club. For reservations call Glenda Bryant at 651-3177 by Nov. 15. Edge student selected for All State ChorusLiza Contratto, an Edge Elementary School fifth grade student, has been selected through an audition process for the 2014 Florida Elementary All State Chorus. Liza is a member of Tiger Chorus at Edge as well as Beginning Band at Ruckel Middle. Liza will travel to Tampa in January to perform with other selected singers at the Florida Music Educators Association Convention. Liza is the daughter of Laurie and Mike Contratto. Pictured with Edge Principal Dr. Samantha Dawson, left, and Shirley Andrews, Edge music teacher. Jane Meigs has Yard of the MonthNiceville Garden Club chose Jane Meigs yard, at 1315 Bayshore Dr., as Yard of the Month for November. The Niceville Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Dr. 2013 Powow Entertainment ScheduleFriday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3 Friday (opens 9 a.m.) 9:00 a.m........................Schools visit 7 p.m.............................Grand entry, Intertribal DancingSaturday (opens 9 a.m.) 10:00 a.m......................Crafts contest 1:00 ..............................Grand entry, Intertribal Dancing and Junior Contest Adult Exhibition Danding 5:00...............................Supper break 7:00...............................Grand entry, Intertribal Dancing, Freestyle Adult ContestSunday (opens 9 a.m.) 10:00 a.m..................Church service 12:00.........................Grand entry, awards, contest run offs 4:00 p.m....................Gates close Plew students learn map making with pizzaMs. McClaren s second graders at Plew Elementary school made what they called a “physical map pizza.” They added sausage for mountains, olives for valleys, Parmesan cheese for deserts and pepperoni represented plains on their pizzas. The class shaped the dough like the United States. They all learned a lot about topography and were very hungry for more knowledge. Peanut butter for needy familiesHelp take a bite out of hunger by participating in a local peanut butter drive sponsored by the Okaloosa County Extension along with University of Florida/IFAS and the Florida Peanut Producers Association. Peanut producing counties across the Panhandle are competing for the most jars of peanut butter donated. Participate and help make Okaloosa a winner. All peanut butter collected in our area will be donated to Sharing and Caring during Farm-City Week. Bring unopened jars of peanut butter to the Niceville/Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce at 1055 E. John Sims Parkway now through Nov. 15. 821 Bayshore Dr. NicevilleWe would like to express our appreciation for the overwhelming response to our re-opening in a Niceville landmark building (formerly known as Giuseppi’s Wharf). This is our way of saying “Thank You” to the nicest community on the Gulf Coast. Come celebrate our Seafood Buffet UPSTAIRS Call for reservations (Only) $25.00 for adults $12.50 for kidsOpen to the publicDownstairs D.J. & Live music Fish and Shrimp Fry With jambalaya, potato salad and all the works Call678-1241 www.mydocksidecafe.com GRAND OPENING!ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET Faster service, larger seating area. –Open 11 am 10 pm –7 days a week –Catering –Private parties SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013 High altitude fireworks display on a barge in the bayou start at 9pm 9pmFireworksShow 5 pmto close The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992



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Beacon Staff The Niceville Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Monday at 7 p.m. to consider a request by Publix Super Markets for a special exception to the city sign ordinance to allow for bigger signs on the Publix grocery store under construction at John Sims Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive. The request was submitted by Thomas Sign and Awning. The Niceville City Council will also conduct a public hearing Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., to consider the same request. Both meetings will be in the city council chambers in the municipal building, 208 North Partin Drive.Publix wants bigger signsBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The governing board of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) is seeking two volunteers to fill vacancies on the panel. The MSBU is an autonomous part of Okaloosa County government, responsible for care and maintenance of landscaping, street lights, street signs, and other general upkeep of common areas along the main streets of the unincorporated Bluewater Bay community. It is governed by a five-member board of directors, who are usually elected to fouryear terms by voters who own property within Bluewater Bay. In separate announcements earlier this month, members Joan McCarthy and Doug Burgess said they were resigning from their positions. McCarthy said she would leave the panel Jan. 1. Burgess resigned Oct. 10. McCarthy, who was elected in 2012 to a two-year term scheduled to end Nov. 1, 2014, said that she would be leaving early because her schedule of out-of-town travel will no longer permit her the time to serve effectively. In an Oct. 12 phone conversation with the Beacon, Burgess, 74, said, I have enjoyed my service By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Only three of the members of Valparaisos Visioning Committee attended a recent meeting. As a result, said committee member Jill White, no votes could be taken nor decisions made. We are making progress, but we need a quorum in order to decide anything, White said. She added that membership in the committee has gradually dwindled to about eight official members, as some have resigned from the visioning committee and others have not regularly attended committee meetings since being appointed earlier this year by Valparaisos mayor and city commission. Of the remaining eight members, she said, at least four must be present at a meeting to form a quorum, so that any committee business can be put to a vote. For the past two monthly meetings, only three members have attended. Currently, said White, the remaining active members of the committee continue to work toward drafting a vision statement for the city, and preparing a questionnaire to be By Steve Andrews Beacon Correspondent Officials of the Okaloosa Gas District last week explained a recent rate increase which they said averages 2.8 percent. During a meeting at its Valparaiso headquarters Oct. 23, the gas district also welcomed a new board member. District chief executive Jose Lozano explained the districts recent increase in gas prices, which took effect Sept. 1. The rise in the cost-of-gas portion of customer bills, from 38.5 cents to 42.5 cents per therm, was the first hike in 14 months. The typical residential customer can expect an average increase of 96 cents a month. An Okaloosa Gas bill is divided into four components: customer charge, cost-of-gas, compliance charge and distribution charge. The only part of the bill that saw an increase is the cost-of-gas, which had been unchanged since July 1, 2012. The district was able to hold the rate steady for over a year by offsetting supplier price increases with funds from its reserve Purchased Gas Adjustment fund. The majority of those funds came from a settlement two years ago, when Okaloosa Gas collected reimbursement from Florida Gas Transmission for being overcharged by the interstate pipeline company. The increase in the typical residential bill will be about 2.8 percent, based on an average use of 24 therms a month, said Okaloosa Gas Marketing Director Eddie Springle. The increase may be greater or lessdepending upon the number and type of appliances a customer has in the home," he said. The cost-of-gas portion of the bill reflects the actual amount Okaloosa Gas pays for the fuel. The utility passes that Thurs., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited for some free Halloween fun at the Niceville Assembly of God 108 Hwy. 85 N., Niceville, in the north parking lot, facing the school board building. There will be plenty of treats, inflatables, carnival games and more. More Halloween happenings on B-1. Fri-Sun., 9 a.m. The 26th Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powow will be celebrating its silver anniversary at the Mullet Festival Grounds on the corner of Hwy. 85 N. and College Blvd., Niceville. Tickets will be $5, $3 for children under 12. Admission is $3 for everyone Friday. For schedule and info visit thunderbirdpowwow.org. Story on B-1. Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Twin Cities Pavilion will be holding its annual craft and bake sale at the Pavilion, 1053 E John Sims Pkwy., Niceville. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to residents for special events and supplies. For more, 833-9212. Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit the Biophilia Center Freeport, to enjoy another chance to wear Halloween costumes at the Fall Festival. Activities will include hay rides, haunted trails, animals and exhibits. Admission is $8 adults, $5 children and 2 and under free. For more info, call 8351824. Calendar, B2, B3 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 30, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts Please see GAS HIKE, page A-2 Please see DWINDLING, page A-3 Please see BWB, page A-2 Police Blotter, page A-4 COMINGUPOkaloosa Gas explains 2.8% rate hike The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Beacon photo by Mike Griffith The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valparaiso Saturday hosted a Viva Florida 500 celebration, which featured a varie ty of food and craft booths and other activities. Viva Florida 500 is a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State marking the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon's landing in the region, which he named La Florida, "Land of the Flowers." Among the activities during Saturday's event were lessons for children in how to make dried flower arrangements, her e led by museum volunteer June Jones. Beacon photo Publix is seeking permission from Niceville city officials to put bigger signs on its planned supermarket than allowed by city law. Pictured, the building under construction last week at John Sims Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive.500th birthday for 'Land of Flowers'Visioning panels dwindling ranks Joan McCarthyStarting on a high noteFifty people took part in the third Annual Niceville High School 5K Grand Staff Run/Walk, a fund-raiser for the award-winning school chorus, held Saturday. The event raised $2,000. Story, A-6. 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cost directly to the customer without markup. A residential customer who would like to review exactly what the increase means to their bill can log on to the gas districts website and use the online rate calculator. Doug Sims, general manager of Auburn Water Systems in north Okaloosa County, has been appointed by the county commission to represent the county on the Valparaiso-based gas utility's board of directors. At the Oct. 23 board meeting, Lozano seemed happy with the countys choice, saying Sims will help the district continue to serve customers in a cost-effective manner. Being the general manager of Auburn Water Systems will bring great value and experience in the form of another local utility to the board of directors and leadership of Okaloosa Gas, Lozano said. The Okaloosa Gas District, an autonomous agency of the State of Florida, is governed by a fivemember board of directors who serve four-year terms and are appointed by the four member cities (Niceville, Valparaiso, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview) and the Okaloosa County Commission. In addition to Sims, the directors are: Shannon Hayes, Crestview city councilman. C. H. "Bull" Rigdon Jr., Fort Walton Beach city councilman. Carl Scott, Valparaiso city administrator. Randall Wise, mayor of Niceville. The gas district's 530-squaremile service territory includes parts of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, South Walton and Escambia counties. It has 39,000 customers. In other business at the meeting, the board announced that district employees raised $6,025 toward the American Heart Association Heart Walk Drive, claiming the title in company fund-raising, with the best overall team and two employees raising over $1,000 as Top Walkers. The board also announced that employees pledged $9,388 toward a community giving campaign sponsored by the United Way. GAS HIKEFrom page A-1on the board until recently. He said his reasons for resigning were personal, and did not elaborate. Burgess said that he served on the MSBU board since first being elected in the fall of 2004, and was reelected last November for a four-year term. When a member of the board leaves before his or her term is up, the remaining members appoint a new one to fill the vacancy. Bluewater Bay residents interested in volunteering to serve the remainder of either term may contact the MSBU board on its website at bluewaterbay.org. A board member must be a registered voter residing in Bluewater Bay. An MSBU official said that a successor to Burgess would be appointed at the Nov. 12 meeting, and a successor to McCarthy no later than Dec. 10. Deadline for applications is Nov. 8. Typical of the decisions made by the MSBU board are those voted during a meeting Oct. 8, when it agreed to spend about $5,219 per year to pressure-wash stack-block retaining walls containing flower beds at intersections throughout Bluewater Bay. The plan also calls for adding a special coating to the stack blocks, intended to reduce the growth of algae and accumulation of dirt on the stack blocks. The blocks will be cleaned three times a year. The board also agreed at the meeting to spend $2,467 for the redesign of the MSBU website. Board member Debbie Stretch said that the current website is obsolete, and uses software and a web platform that are no longer in use elsewhere. The need to redesign the website became more urgent on Oct. 11, when MSBU management consultant Darlane Landsberger informed board members that the current webmaster had given her 30-day notice of intent to resign. I will have to scramble to set up a new provider, stated Landsberger in an email to board members. In other business, Landsberger informed the board that after consulting with local attorney Jerry Zivan, who enforces covenants within Bluewater Bay, she has confirmed that the MSBU has the legal authority to require commercial entities within Bluewater Bay to repair and/or repaint dilapidated signs in front of their businesses. If such entities do not comply, she said, the MSBU will arrange to have the signs repaired or repainted, and will then bill the owners. Burgess said that he was in the process of getting approval from Okaloosa County officials for the MSBU to straighten crooked traffic control signs within Bluewater Bay. He said the county only has one guy who performs that task, so that it is likely the MSBU will be given the authority to straighten such signs itself. The next public meeting of the Bluewater Bay MSBU governing board is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the conference room of the Regency Inn, at 4577 State Road 20. BWBFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 SPECIALIZING INSkin Cancer Excision and Repair Photo Damaged Skin Repair Hurry in. Offer expires: 11/6/13 Trusted Practice on theEmerald Coast#1 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith Germany is the No. 1 country in the European Union economically, and the European Union is the No. 1 economy in the world. China also has the world s fastest-growing economy, and has more influence than the U.S. We are an exceptional people, and to say otherwise is delusional. However, we used to haveand be willing to usea big stick, but we no longer do, and other countries, especially in the Middle East, see this as a sign of weakness. Weve definitely lost influence. China owns us. I don t think we are as powerful as we used to be, but I don t know if anyone has surpassed us. If were divided among ourselves, how can we influence the world? Scott Stoutamire, 49, Panama City, advertising Steve Duke, 65, Shalimar, investigator Linda Griffiths, 64, Mineral Point, Wisconsin, registered nurse Michael Howell, 41, Niceville, deputy sheriff Barry Sheffield, 48, Bluewater Bay, controls engineer John Allen, 35, Niceville, entrepreneur What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.Do you think America has lost its influence and trust as world power? If so, who has surpassed us?I don t think anyone has surpassed usnot yet. Its coming close, but we re still keeping up. Location: Howard Hill sports complex, Niceville 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.Then come to 263 Mississippi Avenue in Valp where for $154,900 you can buy a boo-tiful 1820 SF, 4/2 home for your growing family. 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sent to Valparaiso residents to help determine a strategic plan to guide possible improvements to the city during the next 10 to 25 years. Contacted by the Beacon after the most recent meeting, which was held Oct. 10, Mayor Bruce Arnold acknowledged that the visioning committee has had some attendance problems, and that some of the committees original 10 members have resigned or failed to attend some meetings. Arnold said that some members of the committee have been reluctant to continue their membership due to the personal financial reporting requirements imposed on them as part of an official city government organization. Others, he said, have left the committee for such reasons as personal illness or childcare responsibilities. The mayor added, however, that when the committee was originally appointed, he and city commissioners also compiled a list of alternate members, who can be added to the panel to replace those who leave. He said that city staff members were in the process of sending letters to some of those alternates, asking them to fill vacancies on the committee. During the most recent visioning committee meeting, some options for wording the citys mission statement were discussed. Member Joe Cobb said he preferred a version of the visioning statement which reads, Valparaiso: An inviting, safe, and prosperous community, where people live, work, and enjoy life. White and fellow committee member Ed Milton replied that they, too, preferred that wording for the vision statement. Other discussion during the meeting concerned the scope of the questionnaire to be sent to Valparaiso residents. White, who as a professor and former vice president of Northwest Florida State College has considerable experience with survey research and data processing, told her fellow committee members that there tends to be a trade-off when conducting surveys of large groups. The shorter the survey, she said, the more people are likely to respond. On the other hand, longer surveys with more numerous and detailed questions collect more information from each person who responds. Committee members also discussed the types of questions that would be appropriate for such a survey. White wondered whether it would be appropriate, for example, to ask city residents whether they rent or own their homes, or whether such a question would be too intrusive, or even relevant to how the city should develop a strategic plan for the future. Cobb, however, said he thought that asking whether people rent or own would be a very legitimate question, as this could help the committee gain a better understanding of the lifestyles of residents and what sort of future they might prefer for Valparaiso. Other potential survey questions discussed during the meeting included such issues as: Whether the city should go into debt to pay for major projects, and if so, how deeply. What changes or improvements should be made to the citys infrastructure. What levels and types of taxation the city should use to fund future projects and programs. Another question discussed during previous committee meetings has been what form of municipal government Valparaiso should have in the future. Also among issues discussed Oct. 10 was whether the survey should ask responders to provide their names or addresses. The three committee members seemed to agree that there would be a higher response rate if people were not asked to provide that information. Our goal, said White, is to get feedback from as many people as possible. Cobb said he thinks that many people, if asked to provide such information, would be inclined to tell the visioning committee that such information is none of our business. White said it would probably be best to make it optional for people to provide their names and addresses. She said that in her own experience with survey research, many responders provide their personal contact information even if it is not asked of them, especially if they provide additional comments in addition to the specific survey questions, or if they want to be contacted by the researchers for further discussion of the topic. The commitee's next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 14. DWINDLINGFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 30, 2013 Page A-3 Happy Halloween from your local independent insurance agent! (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service850-678-2514 110 N. 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ArrestsJonathon Scott Hataway, 19, 106 E. Fishermans Run, Freeport, was arrested Sept. 25 for kidnapfalse imprisonment and aggravated child abuse, according to a Niceville police report. * Adam Lee Jones, 30, of 787 Smith Road, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested Sept. 29 for retail theftgrand, and possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine). A Niceville police report stated that on Sept. 28, Niceville police received a call from a Walmart loss prevention officer, reporting a shoplifting in progress. The Walmart officer reported a large white male exited the Walmart with a large amount of items. The Walmart officer reported the large white male (later identified as Adam Lee Jones) got into a white GMC Yukon utility vehicle and drove toward Kmart. A Niceville police officer was able to make contact with the vehicle and detained the occupants, who were later identified by the Walmart loss prevention officer. The Walmart officer reported the total value of the stolen items as $509.75 Adam Lee Jones had in his possession a small vessel with white powder which yielded a presumptive positive for the presence of methamphetamine. * Jeremy James Whitfield, 30, of 724 Government Ave., Niceville, was arrested Oct. 1 for simple battery (domestic violence), according to a Niceville police report. * Levy Houston Lucas, 53, of 609 29th St. Niceville, was arrested Oct. 5 for battery, DOMV (2nd or subsequent conviction), according to a Niceville police report. * On Oct. 5, Tyler Blake Wilson, 20, of 1402 Scott St. in Niceville was arrested for liquor possession by a person under 21 years of age and obstructing an officer without violence. A Niceville police officer stated that he responded to Dana Point Park in reference to a report of juveniles drinking. Upon arrival, the officer observed four people in the park under a pavilion sitting at a picnic table. The officer observed Wilson stand up and walk away from an open can of Bud Light. The officer asked Wilson how old he was and Wilson said he was 19. He further stated he had a few beers that morning. The officer began questioning the other people present about the beer, but Wilson attempted to answer for them. The officer advised Wilson twice to not interrupt, but Wilson leaned toward the officer and stared as if he were angry, at which time the officer detained him. As the officer began placing handcuffs on Wilson, Wilson attempted to straighten his arm out of the way. The officer arrested him at that time. The officer also questioned Stephanie Morgan Smith, 22, of 210 Southhampton Court in Niceville. Smith said she had purchased the beer at her workplace on Oct. 4. After being read her Miranda warning, Smith said her boyfriend had probably consumed some of her beer. She was placed under arrest for selling or giving alcohol to a person under the age of 21, and transported to the Niceville Police Department, where she filled out a voluntary statement stating that her boyfriend had consumed a half can of beer. * Dylan Cole McCormick, 18, of 241 Grandview Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested Oct. 7 for retail theft. A Niceville police report stated that McCormick admitted that on Aug. 24, he entered a Walmart and removed six spark plugs from the original container, placing them in his pocket and exiting the store without paying for the items, valued at $32.64. * On Oct. 10, Niceville police arrested Tammy Mellzone Page, 44, of 282 Washington St., Valparaiso, for retail theft. The police officer reported that he interviewed Page on Sept. 5 in reference to a theft of $40 worth of underwear from the Dollar General, 701 W. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, and that she confessed to theft. * Tommy Daniel Lucas, 19, of 609 29th St., Niceville, was arrested Oct. 13 for trespassing and loitering and prowling. A Niceville police report stated that officers responded to 1603 North Partin Dr. (The Music Mart) for a general burglary alarm. Upon arrival, an officer observed the defendant outside, kneeling in a chair, looking through the front window of the business. During my approach, wrote the officer, I noted the front door glass was shattered and a red leaf blower in front of the door. The defendant was detained and appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic as he appeared nervous and jittery and talked to himself as if there was another person present. * Marcus Lee Lane, 19, address unknown, was arrested on Oct. 16 for robbery and battery touch or strike. According to a Niceville police report, Lane and other codefendants not named in the report were hanging out with the victim at the neighborhood pool on Everglade Drive. All defendants took part in the battery of the victim by either grabbing, slapping, punching, or holding down the victim against his will. This left the victim with a bump on his forehead and on the side of his head along with a nosebleed. One of the defendants also sprayed mace in the victims face. One of the defendants took the victims wallet from his back pocket while the others held him down on the ground. The victim was robbed of his wallet containing $680, along with his drivers license, military ID card and various membership and club cards. * On Sept. 26, a 17-year-old male was arrested for retail theft, and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. A Niceville police report stated that the defendant was stopped, walking south on Bailey Drive, due to being the age of 17 and carrying a case of Bud Light. The defendant consented to a search of his person, in which a pack of cigarettes was located. The beer and the cigarettes were seized. The defendants mother was contacted and came to the scene, and the defendant was released to her. After the defendant was released, a police officer opened the pack of cigarettes and located approximately 1 gram of marijuana in the pack. The marijuana was field tested positive for THC with a NARC II test kit. Walmart was contacted due to a large amount of beer thefts occurring in the store. A Walmart loss prevention associate located video footage of the defendant grabbing two cases of 24 pack of Bud Light from the alcohol aisle. The defendant walked past all points of purchase without paying for the beer. * On Oct. 7, a 17-year-old male entered the CVS pharmacy at 1100 E. John Sims Pkwy., selected a two pack of Sexual Peak Performance drug from the shelf, valued at $10.49. He proceeded to aisle 4, where he opened/damaged the package, removed both packs of the enhancement pills and concealed them in his waistband. One pack immediately fell through his pants on the floor. Before he made it to the door, he was confronted by the clerk requesting he remove the remaining pack that was still concealed in his waistband. The juvenile then raised his shirt and turned over the merchandise. Once he learned the police were summoned, he fled on foot out of the store and north on Juniper drive. The defendant was apprehended and positively identified by a CVS employee.DUI arrestsMichelle Scott Morgan, of 715 Lime Lane, Crestview, was cited for DUI on Sept. 26, after police observed her driving erratically. * Donna Herrod of 403 Niceville Ave., Apt. A, Niceville was cited on Oct. 1 for DUI, after being observed driving erratically and driving 49 mph in a 35 mph zone. * Brian Lawrence Batch, of 40 Magnolia Dr., Freeport, was cited for DUI on Oct. 9, after a Niceville officer observed him driving over a median. * Arthur William Moon III, 44, of 206 Magnolia Drive, Freeport, was cited by Niceville police for DUI with property damage Oct. 5, after his vehicle struck another vehicle and left the scene. When stopped by police, Moon exited his vehicle and attempted to run away. After being apprehended, he admitted to drinking, striking the other vehicle and leaving the scene.Bear sightingsEarly on the morning of Sept. 29, a Niceville resident reported to police that a bear had his dog cornered in his backyard. Police arrived a short time later and observed that the bear was up a tree at that location. A fish and wildlife officer was contacted and advised Niceville police to leave the bear alone and walk away from the scene. * On Oct. 6, Niceville police were informed that a black bear had been sighted near College Boulevard and Highway 85. It was later reported that the bear had run into the wood line near the Tom Thumb store.OtherOn Sept. 23, a resident of Country Club Drive reported to police that some medication had been stolen from her residence. * On Sept. 25, police made contact with a Niceville resident who advised that she went to leave for work and found all four tires were flat on her vehicle. She told police she didnt know who did it, but it could have been someone from the school she teaches at. Police inspected the tires, but could not find any puncture locations on the side wall of the tires. Police advised the complainant to have the tires checked out to see if they were punctured or if someone had just let the air out. * On the afternoon of Sept. 27, a Niceville resident reported to police that as he was getting ready to go out he noticed that eggs had been thrown on the windshield of his car. * On Sept. 30, Niceville police received a complaint that six masonry speed polls had been stolen from a construction site in the eastern end of Hawks Landing sometime during the night of Sept. 28. It was also reported that a reversible plate compactor had been stolen. The complainants provided police with a description of a white truck that had been seen in the area. * On Oct. 5, Yante Yuric Beliveau, 18, 4572 Castlewood Lane, Niceville, and Tanner Curtis Aull, 18, of 517 Kumquat Ave., Niceville, were given criminal summonses for marijuana possession of not more than 20 grams. * On Oct. 5 criminal summonses for retail theft and shoplifting were issued to Linda Marlene Phillips, 30, of 1006 East Pine Ave., Crestview, and to Nicole Miles, 36, of 501 White Oak Lane, Crestview. On Oct. 5 police were dispatched to Walmart for a report of shoplifting. Upon arrival, an officer spoke with a Walmart loss prevention officer who had observed two females identified as Linda Marlene Phillips and Nicole Miles, trying to return two bags with merchandise after the service desk was closed. The loss prevention officer then observed Phillips and Miles select a wine bottle opener, a bottle of wine and three automotive five-in-one tools. Phillips and Miles were then observed as they proceeded to an aisle in the toy section. While in the aisle, Phillips and Miles concealed the previously selected merchandise items in their purses. Phillips and Miles then went to the restroom area and then proceeded past the last point of sale and exited through the grocery doors without making an attempt to pay for the merchandise. Phillips merchandise total was $25.92 and Miles merchandise total was $46.49. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Oct. 21, 2013 through Oct. 27, 2013. 0 Structure Fire19 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn10 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical............................10/21/13....................07:08 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical............................10/21/13....................10:57 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical............................10/21/13....................16:55 Everglade Dr..................................Medical............................10/22/13....................00:03 Elderberry Ln.................................Medical............................10/22/13....................10:34 Camellia Pl.....................................Medical............................10/22/13....................11:53 S. Partin Dr.....................................Cancelled.........................10/22/13....................19:02 Kelly Rd..........................................Service call......................10/22/13....................21:33 St. Andrews Dr...............................Medical............................10/23/13....................02:28 St. Andrews Dr...............................Medical............................10/23/13....................11:31 Kelly Rd..........................................Medical............................10/23/13....................13:04 Bayberry Dr....................................Medical............................10/23/13....................13:14 Bayshore Dr...................................Medical............................10/23/13....................13:37 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical............................10/23/13....................16:45 Lanman Rd....................................Medical............................10/23/13....................21:37 Dartmouth Way..............................Cancelled.........................10/24/13....................16:44 Bayshore Dr...................................Cancelled.........................10/25/13....................11:14 Azalea Dr........................................Cancelled.........................10/25/13....................13:33 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical............................10/25/13....................13:42 N. Partin Dr.....................................Vehicle crash...................10/25/13....................13:59 Alan A. Dale Dr..............................Medical............................10/25/13....................16:23 Nathey Ave.....................................False call.........................10/25/13....................23:14 Nathey Ave.....................................Medical............................10/25/13....................23:36 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical............................10/26/13....................04:58 Als Dr..............................................Service call......................10/26/13....................06:02 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Service call......................10/26/13....................10:03 Scott St...........................................Alarm activation...............10/26/13....................12:17 Nutmeg Ave...................................Brush Fire........................10/26/13....................12:32 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash...................10/26/13....................13:49 SR 123...........................................Cancelled.........................10/27/13....................12:52 S. Cedar Ave..................................Medical............................10/27/13....................14:58 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical............................10/27/13....................16:03 Weekly Safety Tip: Test smoke detectors every month, following manufacturer s directions, and replace batteries twice a year or whenever a detector chirps to signal a low battery power. Never borrow a smoke detectors battery for another use a disabled detector can t save your life. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 21, 2013 through October 27, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Hwy. 20 E..................................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................10:55 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................13:15 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................13:57 Caribbean Way.........................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................14:31 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................17:31 Caribbean Way.........................Public assist..........................10/21/13.....................19:19 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/21/13.....................20:47 N. White Point Rd.....................Dispatched & cancelled.......10/21/13.....................23:11 Skipjack Cove...........................Alarm system sounded........10/22/13.....................04:33 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................10/22/13.....................12:00 Putter Dr....................................Medical..................................10/22/13.....................16:34 Curacao Way............................Medical..................................10/23/13.....................14:41 Hwy. 20 E..................................Dispatched & cancelled.......10/24/13.....................08:56 E. 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Niceville High School cross country took second place for both the girls and the boys at the county meet on Saturday, October 19. This was the last meet for the regular season except for the top seven girls and boys who will continue onto district, region and state. Girls results: 3rd Mackenzie Shinnick (21:24.00), 5th Claire Crist (21:44.00), 12th Anna Herrera (22:17.00), 13th Drew Haggerman (22:27.00), 15th Haley Smith (22:38.00), 16th Annie Serpa (22:45.00), 19th Julia Moreno (22:52.00), and 25th Diana LaFollette (24:41.00). Boys results: 1st Nick Morken (16:58.00), 2nd Thomas Howell (16:59.00), 8th Caden Ewing (17:49.00), 10th Tristan Hamer (18:02.00),11th Jack Massey (18:29.43), 12th Jake Fiske (18:29.93), 14th Jared Herzog (18:41.00), 15th Elijah Schneidewind (18:41.00), 18th Kyle Ferris (19:05.00), and 19th Patrick McNair (19:10.00). Eleven of the NHS athletes were also recognized during the awards ceremony at the end of the meet. These were the senior athletes, many of which will be running for various colleges next fall: D. Haggerman, T. Reese, A. Snyders, R. McAllister, A. Herrera, A. Serpa, T. Howell, N. Morken, C. Ewing, J. Massey and J. Fiske. Congratulations seniors on an excellent season and good luck in the final post season races. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 30, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-5 Eagle swimmers win countyA strong Niceville High School womens team dominated the Destin YMCA pool Saturday, Oct. 19, winning nine out of the 11 events and scoring 208 points. Rivals Fort Walton Beach scored 120 for second place followed by Choctaw High School with 108 and Rocky Bayou Christian School with 10. Individual double county winners were Sydney Dawson in the 200 free and 100 back and Caitlin Myers in the 50 free and 100 free, both from NHS. On the mens side, it would come down to the last race of the afternoon, the 400 free relay, to determine the champion. Niceville was five points ahead of rival Fort Walton Beach through 10 events. If Fort Waltons two relay teams placed first and third, they would win the championship by one point. As the race began, FWB got off to a quick start, but as the anchor legs of the relay hit the water, NHS had started to close the gap. With 25 yards to go FWB and NHS were even, and at the wall NHS out touched FWB by 0.35 seconds to finish first. NHS captured the county trophy with a score of 187. FWB scored 180, Choctaw 69 and Rocky Bayou Christian 53. Niceville swimmers will be back in action Oct. 31 as the State Championship Series begins with district meets at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach. Both Niceville High School swim teams pictured with their county championship trophies Saturday, Oct. 19. Rocky golfer breaks school recordJason Rogers, the only senior on the Rocky Bayou Christian School golf team, has made school history by making the trip to the regional tournaments for seven consecutive years. Jason, pictured fourth from left, began playing varsity golf at RBCS in sixth grade and has made the annual trip to ever since. On Tuesday, Oct. 22 the RBCS golf team competed in the district tournaments in Pensacola. At district, Jason tied for first and lost on a shoot-out. He finished 2nd over all in the district. Pictured from left, with their scores: Scott Robinson (91), Casey Ponder (93), Parker Milam (92), Jason Rogers (76), Coach Richard Rogers and Morgan Barber (82).NHS runners place second in county Ruckel Rams won the Okaloosa County Cross Country Championships, Wednesday Oct. 16, after an undefeated season. Nine schools competed in all. Hannah Schneidewind from Ruckel won the title of County Champion for girls. She came into this cross country season off an undefeated track season last year. She runs the mile, the 800 4x400 meter in track. She placed first at every race this season with the exception the season opener. Hannah Jenkins also placed ninth overall with a time of 14:15.00. The scores for the rest of the team are as follows: Ciara Coger 14:41.00 Sidney Marotta 14:50.00 Sarah DAmico 14:55.00 Lauren Melancon 15:21.00 Jayden Reece 15:26.00, Neleah Richardson 15:37.00 Tea Marta 15:46.00 Ariana Richardson 15:50.00Hannah Schneidewind is the Okaloosa County girls champion with a finish time 13:10.00. She placed first at every race this season with the exception the season opener. Photos courtesy by Brad McCann Eagles senior cross country athletes, from left, D. Haggerman, T. Reese, A. Snyders, R. McAllister, A. Herrera, A. Serpa, T. Howell, N. Morken, C. Ewing, J. Massey and J. 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The third Annual Niceville High School 5K Grand Staff Run/Walk, which raised about $2,000 for the school's awardwinning choral program, was held Saturday after a three-week delay brought on by Tropical Storm Karen. Originally scheduled for Oct. 5, the race was postponed when Okaloosa County School District officials decided to cancel all district events in preparation for the tropical storm. Over 80 participants were originally scheduled to run or walk the race. About 50 runners and walkers showed up Saturday morning. The run started with temperatures in the high 40s and under sunny skies. The rescheduled Grand Staff 5K competed with several other established events, races that took many already registered runners and others who had planned to sign up the morning of the race. The first Grand Staff Run, named after a music notation familiar to musicians, was held in January 2011 as a chorus fundraiser. This years race moved to the fall in an effort to accommodate more runners and avoid the frigid temperatures of early January. Organized by Kirk and Suzanne Herzog, chorus parents and runners themselves, the race brings in needed funds to support the choral music program with music purchases, all-county and all-state costs as well as other supplies and materials necessary to maintain the 160member program made up of seven choirs. Approximately $2,000 was raised from registrations and sponsorships for this years race. Members of the chorus boosters association and community volunteers assist with every aspect of the race event. Over 40 students and adults worked to organize and manage the event including singers from Opus One, Niceville High Schools premiere ensemble, who also sung the national anthem at the start of the race. The Niceville Chorus, under the direction of Michael Dye and assistant Mary Jeter, travel and actively perform locally and throughout the state. Every other year the chorus tours and performs internationally. The Niceville Singers have performed from Edinburgh, Scotland to Beijing, China over the last dozen years. Over 400 Niceville High School singers have performed in over 10 countries as well as performing three times in New Yorks Carnegie Hall. 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 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Dr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a boardcertified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For more than 13 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past six years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patient-doctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, wellchild and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. Dr. Castaneda also offers flu shots that protect against four flu strains instead of the usual three strains, as well as Flu Mist, a vaccine for ages from 2 to 49 years that is administered as a nasal spray instead of a shot. According to Dr. Castaneda, Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers. 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The first male runner to cross the finish line was Nathaniel Preston, 13, a member of the Ruckel Middle School cross-country team. Some participants bundled up against the early-morning chill. About 50 runners and walkers took part in the event. Beacon photos by Mike Griffith Race organizers Kirk and Suzanne Herzog.

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Erin Igram has just been appointed to the position of Walton County Development Director at the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Igram has served in various marketing and resource development capacities with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, and brings an extensive background in sales, marketing, and quality management to the job. Igram is a graduate of Niceville High School and earned her BS Degree in Project Management from Northwest Florida State College. *** Elizabeth Rahmes of Niceville received her white coat at the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2017 at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn., on Sept. 21. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer The weather has gotten crisp and thoughts have turned from summer fun to candy and costumes as Halloween draws near. Trick-or-treating for the Niceville and Valparaiso area is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. Hungry trick-or-treaters need to remember if a houses outside light is off, its expected that the residents dont want to be disturbed. Make sure costumes are safe with nothing hanging off that could catch, trip or brush up against candles. Wear reflective tape and carry glow sticks or a flashlight to be seen and only visit familiar areas. No bag of goodies is worth being lost or injured. Besides the traditional, door to door march for treats, the Twin Cities area offers many other ways for kids to find their Halloween fun. The Niceville United Methodist Churchs Pumpkin Patch at John Sims Parkway and South Partin Drive, is open 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 3 3 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Whos News Please see HALLOWEEN, page B-2 Filipino association members learn fire safetyFilipino American Association of Okaloosa County members celebrated fire safety awareness when they took the fire safety class at Valparaiso Fire Department with Chief Norton Monday, Oct. 14. Pictured from left, Chief Norton, Gina Raines, Annie Cameron, Vicy Tate, Sally Salomone, Virginia McClure, Regina Grathwohl and Francia Siers.Halloween happenings in the Twin Cities Native American tribes come from all over the southeast to participate and celebrate their heritage in the Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow which will take place Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3, at the Mullet Festival site, corner of Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, Niceville. The house at 1402 Palm Boulevard South, Niceville, may seem like just another spookily decorated house, but drivers can tune into radio setting 89.3 to hear music and sound synchronized to the light show. Pictured, Joshua Fennell with his son Ryder, turn on the lights as dusk fell Thursday, Oct. 24. This is the second year Joshua and Amy Fennell, have done the show. The display will remain up a few weeks after the holiday. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Erin Igram Beacon Staff The 26th annual three-day Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow will take place Nov. 1-3, and will be presented by Eglin Air Force Base and the Thunderbird Intertribal Council at the Mullet Festival site, corner of Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, Niceville. The alcohol free event will feature Native American dancers, drummers, craft demonstrations and Native American dance contests. Friday is Childrens Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and the main powwow runs from 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with closing ceremonies at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 and $3 for ages 12 and under. Childrens Day is $3 admission for adults and children. Any handicapped child receives free admittance. The Thunderbird Intertribal council is a public charity, which functions with generous local support and Eglin Air Force Base to present the annual powwow as part of the Native American and Alaskan Heritage Month activities in November. 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Free chair yoga Free Chair Yoga for those with Multiple Sclerosis is Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the studio room at Johnson Chiropractic Clinic, 600 John Sims Parkway, Niceville. For information call Candace Miller at (812) 599-2887. Classes supported by a grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Alzheimer s support group A support group for those affected by Alzheimers will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available, reserve in advance by calling 866-478-7790. Harvest festival Its a great time for free fun, games, a petting zoo, activities and refreshments for families. Enjoy an evening in the Childrens Park Wednesday, Oct. 30 with families in your community from 5 -7 p.m. Halloween on the Hill All are invited for some Halloween fun Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 7:30 p.m. at the Niceville Assembly north parking lot, facing the school board bldg. There will be plenty of treats, inflatables, carnival games and more. Event is free to the public. Adventure Club The Adventure Club is having a bike ride in Niceville in the Bluewater Bay Resort/Subdivision Thursday, Oct. 31. Meet at the golf course club house parking area. Supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Contact Les and Jean at 897-3624 Quit smoking Free Smoking Cessation Classes are offered at Niceville Housing Authority 500 Boyd Circle, Niceville, on Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Classes begin Thursday, Oct. 31. If you are interested in quitting smoking, please contact West Florida AHEC at 398-6965 or Niceville Housing Authority office at 678-7816. Registration is not mandatory. Thunderbird Powow The 26th Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powow will be celebrating their silver anniversary Nov. 1-3 at the Mullet Festival Grounds on the corner of Hwy. 85 N. and College Blvd., Niceville. Tickets will be $5, $3 for children under 12. For schedule and info visit thunderbirdpowwow.org. Tennis tourney The Mens $10,000 Futures Tournament will be Nov. 1.There will be a free childrens clinic on Saturday, Nov. 9 for the 10 and younger set at 10 a.m. Nov. 5: Main Draw Play Nov. 9: Main Draw Semifinals Nov. 10: Main Draw Finals Free admission on Veterans Day for all veterens in honor of their service.Admission: TuesdayThursday, Adult: $3 Child: $2 Friday to Sunday: Adult: $5, Child: $3, Family: $12 For more info call the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center at 897-8010 or email b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.com Craft s fair St. Simons on the Sound, 28 Miracle Strip Pkwy. S.W., Fort Walton Beach, will be hosting their 39th Arts and Crafts Fair on Friday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds from this event go to local charities. Come and join the fun and enjoy a savory lunch served by the Women of the Church or visit the bake shop. Republican woman The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will be meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Wyndam Garden Hotel, Okaloosa Island. Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12 p.m. Prior to the meeting, starting at 11 a.m., there will be a fund raising event with Jim Burgess, a gold expert. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net by noon on Nov. 1. Cost of the lunch is $16 for members and $18 for guests. For more information about RWOF, visit rwof.org. Craft and bake sale Twin Cities Pavilion will be holding their annual craft and bake sale Saturday Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Twin Cities Pavilion, 1053 E John Sims Pkwy., Niceville. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to residents for special events and supplies. For more info call Tammy at 833-9212. Bike adventure Adventure Club ride on Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. in Valparaiso and lunch afterwards at Docs Oyster Bar. Meet at the strip mall at the intersection of Hwy. 85 and John Sims Parkway. For info call Clarice at 5814591. Theatrical performance The Pyramid Players will take the 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.comCALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CHURCH DIRECTORY every day through Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays are family day with a petting zoo, music, face painting and bouncy house from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the churchs student ministry trips, programs and missions. The Childrens Park Fall Festival will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m., at the Childrens Park, 206 North Partin Drive, Niceville. There will be a petting zoo, games, popcorn, lemonade and treats for the children. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes. Niceville Assembly of God is sponsoring their first Halloween on the Hill Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the North parking lot and sanctuary, 108 Highway 85 North. The church wants to be able to offer an event for the children of the community. Children can trick-or-treat in a safe environment with the whole family, while enjoying an inflatable rock climbing wall/obstacle course, bounce houses, an inflatable jousting arena or an inflatable 25-foot tidal wave slide. Participate in carnival games, face painting, and crafts. There will be food, soft drinks and sweet tea available for purchase, plus candy for the children. Call 678-2531 for more info. The Destin Commons will host its annual Halloween Haunt, an evening filled with goodies, ghosts and ghoulish getups, Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m., at the center plaza of the Destin Commons. Enjoy free arts and crafts, face painting, spooky train rides, street dancing and a costume contest at 5 p.m. for children 12 and under. Trick-or-treating on Main Street will begin at 6 p.m. The Bass Pro Shop and the Choctawhatchee District Boy and Cub Scouts of America will host Scout Fun Day Oct. 26, 2-6 p.m., and the Haunted Tent opening at 6 p.m., at the Bass Pro Shop East parking lot in the Destin Commons. The Haunted Tent, which is a series of interconnected tents with spooky displays, will cost $5. There will also be free games, activities and exhibits. All participating stores in the Commons will be offering treats for children. The North Bay District firefighters will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters from 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. The Niceville Public Library will host a story time for children 3-5 years old on Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m., in the Youth Services program room, 206 North Partin Drive. Preschoolers will enjoy the theme Happy Halloween along with holiday appropriate stories. HALLOWEENFrom page B-1 Kiwanis welcomes, then works, new memberThe Kiwanis Club of NicevilleValparaiso welcomed its first new Kiwanis member for 2013-2014 at a recent breakfast meeting. President Stan Claypool, left, inducted Doug Talley and welcomed him to the team before putting him to work at the Kiwanis booth at the Mullet Festival. Christ Our Redeemer holds Soccer ChallengeKnights of Columbus Councils 7667 Holy Name Jesus Catholic Church and 13527 Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church held their annual Soccer Challenge Sunday, Oct. 13. Pictured, from left, are some of the winners, Madelyn Tebbetts, Hailey Moriarty, Olivia Hooper, Lauren Lindberg, Andrew Morey, J. D. Tebbetts, Caleb Lindberg, Zach Wolfrom, Kevin Castellanos, Drew Knebl and Joseph DeLoach.Page B-2 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Please see CALENDAR, page B-3 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 T rail, 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 678 -1298 WWW.STPAULNICEVILLE.COM 1407 E. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Macho Monday for Tigers, men and some momsEdge Elementary School held their annual Macho Monday on Oct. 14 where a record 384 men, and a few moms, showed up to have lunch with the Tigers. Dads, grandpas, uncles, mentors are all invited to the school for the event. Pictured from left, former Edge principal Robert Love, Mayor Randall Wise and former Edge principal Don Varner, come every year to help serve tea to the visitors. Military members also came to sit with children who didn t have a visitor. Afterwards, many of them went into the book fair and made book purchases for students. Plew has teacher of the weekPlew Elementary School kindergarten teacher Beth Schladenhauffen was Teacher of the Week Oct. 15. Pictured also is Aden Drahn, the student who, with his mother, Sarah, nominated Ms. Schladenhauffen. BWB resident makes final cut with art Lori Phillips, of Bluewater Bay, and an art teacher at Fort Walton Beach High School, attended the FAEA Teacher s Conference in Daytona Beach. Her artwork, Mermaid Mic is a found object sculpture and one of the 100 selected from a group of 340 to be honored in a year long exhibit. A virtual showing of the entries and reception was held at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and gardens in Ormond Beach.Ram Jam raises fundsRuckel Middle School held its second Annual Ram Jam fundraiser walk-a-thon on Friday, Oct. 25. Students walked around a 1/16th-of-a-mile course and earned money from pledges for each lap. Students wore costumes and participated in a costume contest. Pictured, seventh graders Jason Stukbauer as Gilligan and Josh Riley as Frodo Baggins. For Sale. 1985 Ford Station Wagon, one owner, clean, good condition, less than 100,000 original miles. For information, call Jo at 850-678-8655. 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. 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Call the Beacon Newspapers! 850-678-1080stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 to present the original musical adventure Beyond the Mist at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. The doors open at 6 p.m. for a silent auction and art exhibit. Early arrivals will receive a seat saver so that they can feel free to browse. Tickets are $10. For more information about The Pyramid Players or Pyramid, Inc. or to purchase tickets, contact J.R. Blood at 862-7139 or jblood@pyramidinc.org. Wine tasting benefit Join with friends at the Compass Rose, 303 Glen Ave., Valparaiso, for the On the Bayou Wine Tasting, Saturday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy food, wine, a silent auction and live Native American flute music from local musician Terri D. Proceeds to benefit the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Tickets $20, available at heritagemuseum.org or call 678-2615. Golf tournament Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church will be having their 2nd annual golf tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Eglins Eagle Golf Course, Niceville. Lunch will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. The cost to golf is $100 per person or a four person team for $360. Tee hole sponsorships available for $100. The golf format will be four person scramble. Golfers, sponsors or donations are welcome. For more info contact Mikel or Colleen Miller at 678-2116 or email celebratecor@gmail.com Celebrating outdoors Walton Outdoors will be hosting their annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. p.m. at Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Ave., Freeport. Hands on activities will include fishing, boating, kayaking, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts and much more. The event is free. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Meet local author Stop by and meet local author, Linda Sealy Knowles. Learn how a mother of two and grandmother of three has now added novelist to her list of accomplishments. This event will be held in the library on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info call the library at 279-4863 x1504. Fireworks show Dockside Oyster Bar & Caf, 115 W John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, would like to express their appreciation at the overwhelming response to their reopening in a Niceville landmark, the building formerly known as Giuseppis Wharf along the bayou. To celebrate, there will be a grand opening fete Saturday, Nov. 2 beginning at 11 a.m. until closing. Come early to reserve your seat by the water to watch a free high altitude barge fireworks display on the Bayou on the bayou. See what makes waterfront dining so wonderful at their fish fry accompanied by live music, door prizes, games and face painting. Fall fest Join the Biophilia Center Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to enjoy another chance to wear Halloween costume at the Fall Festival activities. Admission is $8 adults, $5 children and 2 and under free. For more info, call 835-1824. Mac users meet The Mac Users Group will meet Monday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the NWF State College Student Services Building, room 132. Eddie Branch will be presenting an overview of Backup Strategies. Attendees will be given an opportunity to share information and ask questions about their computer, iPhone or iPad. For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at 862-3327 or jeancdutton@mac.com. Republican woman Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux will brief Silver Sands Republican Women about the 2014 elections and changes in election law. The meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Bluewater Bay Golf Clubhouse. Social begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. $15 per plate. To reserve, Libby Hill, 678-2182. Pine needle basketry A pine needle basketry calls is offered at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, Tuesday, Nov. 5 and 12, from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $55 or $50 for members, materials included. Space is limited. Please call to preregister at 678-2615. Savor for a good cause Savor the Season 2013 with ten of the best local chefs, wine pairings, and silent and live auctions. The 4th Annual Savor the Season event will be at Caliza Pool and Restaurant, 23 Nonesuch Way, Alys Beach, on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Taylor Haugen Foundation. Get tickets at SavorTheSeason2013.org. Open mic poetry night Join fellow poets Nov. 6 for Say the Word, an open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to take the mic. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. CALENDARFrom page B-2 Happy 75th BirthdayHer family is requesting a card shower please mail cards to23 Balmoral, Niceville, FL 32578 To our Mom/Granny Connie Cross-LaFont!HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Mermaid Mic by Lori Phillips

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Page B-4 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACONKirby Locklear said Eglin Air Force Base has been contributing to the powwow since its conception, but in recent years their financial help has decreased. With military cutbacks and the slow economy, the council has mostly been responsible for raising the powwow funds. Eglin has given us about $500 this year, said Locklear. This year were paying for the dumpsters and port-a-potties and renting a PA system. Last year the powwow cost us about $20,000 to put on. Chairman and Director of the Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow Glenn Farmer said all the proceeds go to pay for the festival itself. Any extra proceeds go back into next years fund which also pays for the prize money awarded to the winners of each dance contest, the Native American dancers and host drum groups. All area school children are invited to Childrens Day, Nov. 1, to participate with hands-on demonstrations. More than 1,200 children are expected to attend this year. The special childrens day performer will be Ed Winddancer, from the Nanticoke tribe and the Sylestine Dance Group, an American Indian Youth Dance team from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Atmore Ala. Children will be able to learn traditional Native American dancing and enjoy the storytelling, foods, hands-on displays and Indian crafts. The Native American dance contests start Friday at 7 p.m., and this year there will be 25 craft vendors and five food vendors. Try some Native American food, such as buffalo burgers and fried bread. Some of the vendors include Northwest Florida Heritage Museum of Valparaiso, Indian Temple Mound Museum of Fort Walton Beach, Eglin Cultural Resources, the Mobile Veterans Center who will be providing free services for veterans that attend the powwow and Native American craft vendors selling handmade goods from beadwork to jewelry. POWWOWFrom page B-1 Retired officers wives hold fashion showNorthwest Florida Retired Officers Wives Club Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Fashion Show, featuring Eglin Exchange fashions took place in October. Pictured, from left, fashion show coordinator Esin Gershaw, and models Nancy Garcia, Margaret Menees, Ginny Mitchell, Jessie Werdung, Donna Riemer, Carolyn Van Pelt and Bonnie Smith. The next luncheon meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Eglin Bayview Club. For reservations call Glenda Bryant at 651-3177 by Nov. 15. Edge student selected for All State ChorusLiza Contratto, an Edge Elementary School fifth grade student, has been selected through an audition process for the 2014 Florida Elementary All State Chorus. Liza is a member of Tiger Chorus at Edge as well as Beginning Band at Ruckel Middle. Liza will travel to Tampa in January to perform with other selected singers at the Florida Music Educators Association Convention. Liza is the daughter of Laurie and Mike Contratto. Pictured with Edge Principal Dr. Samantha Dawson, left, and Shirley Andrews, Edge music teacher. Jane Meigs has Yard of the MonthNiceville Garden Club chose Jane Meigs yard, at 1315 Bayshore Dr., as Yard of the Month for November. The Niceville Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Dr. 2013 Powow Entertainment ScheduleFriday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3 Friday (opens 9 a.m.) 9:00 a.m........................Schools visit 7 p.m.............................Grand entry, Intertribal DancingSaturday (opens 9 a.m.) 10:00 a.m......................Crafts contest 1:00 ..............................Grand entry, Intertribal Dancing and Junior Contest Adult Exhibition Danding 5:00...............................Supper break 7:00...............................Grand entry, Intertribal Dancing, Freestyle Adult ContestSunday (opens 9 a.m.) 10:00 a.m..................Church service 12:00.........................Grand entry, awards, contest run offs 4:00 p.m....................Gates close Plew students learn map making with pizzaMs. McClaren s second graders at Plew Elementary school made what they called a physical map pizza. They added sausage for mountains, olives for valleys, Parmesan cheese for deserts and pepperoni represented plains on their pizzas. The class shaped the dough like the United States. They all learned a lot about topography and were very hungry for more knowledge. Peanut butter for needy familiesHelp take a bite out of hunger by participating in a local peanut butter drive sponsored by the Okaloosa County Extension along with University of Florida/IFAS and the Florida Peanut Producers Association. Peanut producing counties across the Panhandle are competing for the most jars of peanut butter donated. Participate and help make Okaloosa a winner. All peanut butter collected in our area will be donated to Sharing and Caring during Farm-City Week. Bring unopened jars of peanut butter to the Niceville/Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce at 1055 E. John Sims Parkway now through Nov. 15. 821 Bayshore Dr. NicevilleWe would like to express our appreciation for the overwhelming response to our re-opening in a Niceville landmark building (formerly known as Giuseppis Wharf). This is our way of saying Thank You to the nicest community on the Gulf Coast. Come celebrate our Seafood Buffet UPSTAIRS Call for reservations (Only) $25.00 for adults $12.50 for kidsOpen to the publicDownstairs D.J. & Live music Fish and Shrimp Fry With jambalaya, potato salad and all the works Call678-1241 www.mydocksidecafe.com GRAND OPENING!ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET Faster service, larger seating area. Open 11 am 10 pm 7 days a week Catering Private parties SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013 High altitude fireworks display on a barge in the bayou start at 9pm 9pmFireworksShow 5 pmto close The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992