The Bay beacon

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The Bay beacon
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Beacon
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Niceville, Fla
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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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Beacon staff The YMCA of Florida’s Emerald Coast will close its money-losing Niceville branch Dec. 31, the organization announced this week. The building lease in the Palm Plaza shopping center will expire on that date, and "months of ongoing efforts to secure an acceptable alternative location have proven fruitless at this time," according to a YMCA statement. The YMCA had said it was looking for another home after being informed by Ruckel Properties, owner of Palm Plaza, that its tradition of renting to the organization at below-market rates could not continue in the current real estate market. "While the Y remains grateful to Ruckel Properties for generously providing reduced lease rates with short-duration extensions, the Niceville branch consistently operated at a fiscal deficit every year since the doors opened in 2006," according to the YMCA statement. The storefront Niceville Y consists chiefly of a gym, a room for exercise classes, and an indoor swimming pool, which closed last summer. Rudy Wright, president of the Fort Walton Beach-based YMCA of Florida’s Emerald Coast, which operates four branches, including Niceville, said Tuesday that membership in the Niceville Y is about 465 households, representing some 1,100 persons. The high-water mark in membership was achieved in January 2012, he said, with about 670 households. The organization closed the Niceville Y's pool in July of this year, contributing to the membership decline, which is also due to a normal seasonal fluctuation, Wright said. Member reaction to the closure news was one of disappointment.By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During its next meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 12, the Valparaiso City Commission is expected to vote on the second and final reading of a proposed ordinance to place a referendum before voters to change the city charter. If the ordinance passes following a public hearing Tuesday, Valparaiso voters would decide March 11 whether to approve several amendments to the current charter, which was originally enacted in 1921. The new charter, the basic document outlining the structure of municipal government, would include the following changes, according to a city summary: —Change the city administrator from a regular city employee to a “charter officer” of the city, and give him more operating authority at the expense of elected commissioners. —Eliminate the offices of city tax assessor, tax collector, treasurer, and municipal judge—posts which were provided for in the original charter, but which have not been filled for many years. —Amend the qualifications for city commissioners. —Amend the powers and responsibilities of city officers and commissioners. —Amend the process of city budget adoption. —Amend how vacancies on the city commission are filled.By Steve Andrews Beacon Correspondent In an effort to place video cameras in all Okaloosa County School District buses, the school board has approved a donation of $17,000 from the Young Lawyers Association be spent toward that goal. At its regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 28, board member Cindy Frakes asked for the board’s approval for the donation to be added to the $25,000 she has put forth as part of her $75,000 discretionary fund, which is allotted to each member at the beginning of the school year. With an estimated 200 buses that transport children to Okaloosa County public schools each day, 84 are without internal cameras. At an estimated cost of $1,800 to equip each bus, the total funding needed is just over $150,000. “I just think this is important and the parents think this is important,” Frakes said. “It’s a safety issue, and I want the parents to know that their children are in a safe place when they ride our school buses. We don’t want Thurs., 1:30 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite families and children to the Early Release Movie, “ Monsters University ,” rated G. Seating is first come, first served, with an 80 person maximum. Sat., 8 a.m. All are invited to participate in the inaugural “ Miles of Memories ” 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk, hosted by Superior Residences of Niceville Early registration is $20 for the 5K Run/Walk or $10 for the 1 Mile Walk. Participants can sign up at milesofmemories.niceville.kintera.org or pickup a registration packet at Superior Residences, 2300 North Partin Dr. N., Niceville. Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a Audubon Society bird walk at Ft. Pickens, Gulf Islands National Seashore, led by well-known birder, Leonard Fenimore See late migrants, such as loons, grebes and hawks. Bring water, insect repellent, long pants and closed-toe shoes and be prepared to walk. Meet at Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach at 7:30 a.m. Call 863-2039. Mon., 11 a.m. The Twin Cities Veterans Council will sponsor the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Doolittle Memorial Park in Valparaiso. This community event features patriotic speakers, raising of the colors by Niceville High School ROTC cadets and presentation of wreaths by the cities of Niceville and Valparaiso, local organizations, Scout groups and students. Calendar, B-2 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, November 6, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see CAMERA, page A-6 Please see DECISION, page A-4 COMING UP Schools seek cameras on more buses Beacon photo by Mike GriffithFriday through Sunday, the 26th annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow was held at the Mullet Festival site in Niceville. This year s event included such activities as Native American dance competitions, storytelling, traditional drums and singers, and exhibitions by crafters from all over the U.S.Powwow held in NicevilleDecision on charter nears for ValparaisoPanel sees little change in school calendar for 2014-15By Steve Andrews Beacon Correspondent A committee of parents and teachers, charged with task of exploring options with the development of the Okaloosa County School District student calendar, has decided to recommend to the school board that the current year’s calendar be rolled forward and kept in place for the 2014-15 school year. Final approval could be made by the school board at its upcoming Nov. 12 regular meeting. If it is approved, classes would begin on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. For the current academic year, classes began Aug. 19. Both dates are two weeks before Labor Day. Under the proposed calendar for the 2014-15 academic year, classes would end June 4, 2015. For the 2013-14 year, classes will end June 5, 2014. “Ultimately, the school board has the final say,” said Ryan Gore, who oversees the eightmember calendar committee for Please see PANEL, page A-6 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Niceville YMCA to shut its doors Dec. 31 Video camera on Okaloosa County school bus in Niceville Monday.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Eagles win district titleThe Niceville High School Eagles won the District 1 Class 7A football title against Tate Monday. A loss to Crestview Friday put the three district rivals all at 1-1 records in district play, and sent them to Monday's shootout at Niceville. NHS will host Leon High School Nov. 15 in regional quarterfinals. Pictured, team members kneel in prayer on the field after Monday's win. Story on B-4.Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson The Niceville YMCA has "a wonderful atmosphere . and it's too bad it's closing," said Les Smith, working out in the Y's gym Monday.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Please see YMCA, page A-6

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Page A-4 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service850-678-2514 110 N. Partin Drive, Niceville Vacuuming the dust from the coils of your refrigerator will keep it running as efficiently as possible. Which means you save energy and money. For more energy saving tips from the Gulf Power Energy Coach, visit gulfpower.com/coachClean your fridge coils for all-star savings.Ž – Gulf Power Energy Coach 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.comFax 1-888-520-9323Th e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.—Delete certain charter articles. The proposed charter amendments would strengthen the role of the city administrator, making him the “Director of the Department of Public Services.” As such, the city administrator would have direct supervision of municipal departments, including building inspection, code enforcement, streets, water, sewage, parks, sanitation, library and broadband services, and this could include “other departments as the city commission may from time to time deem necessary.” The city administrator would have the authority to employ and dismiss any employees within the department of public services. Much of the authority of the city administrator that would be added under the proposed charter is currently held by the mayor or city commissioners, who supervise the city's operational departments directly. Supporters of the charter amendment, including Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold, have said the proposed changes would help to streamline and modernize city government. Opponents have said the changes would move Valparaiso away from its current form of government, in which each elected commissioner exercises executive authority over one or more departments. Instead, it would move city government closer to a “city manager” form, in which a manager hired by the city commission exercises most executive authority, reporting to the elected commission, which would set policy. The latter, for example, is the model in neighboring Niceville. This is not the first time Valparaiso has considered amending or replacing its charter. In 1996, the city commission, at the urging of Mayor Arnold, appointed a charter review committee of volunteer citizens who studied the 1921 charter, and then recommended a new one. Although the proposed new charter was presented to the city commission during a meeting in December 1997, it was never placed on a referendum ballot, after the mayor and commissioners did not agree among themselves to do so. On Oct. 28, the Bay Beacon emailed a series of questions to Mayor Arnold, to each of the current city commissioners, and to one former commissioner who has spoken out on the issue, asking for their views about the new proposed charter amendments. Three responded. Through Valparaiso City Clerk Tammy Johnson, Arnold declined to answer questions for this article. Retired city commissioner Thomas G. Miller was more vocal in his response, saying during a phone conversation that the proposed charter amendments would “make the city administrator a de facto city manager.” Miller said the amendments would empower the city administrator to hire and fire department heads, something that until now only the city commission had the authority to do. Miller has said previously that he opposes the charter amendments, because he prefers to keep such authority in the hands of elected, rather than appointed, city officials, who are more likely to be responsive to input from city residents. The most extensive response came from Commissioner Joe Morgan, who has expressed skepticism about the charter amendments during recent city commission meetings. A summary of Morgan's answers to the questions is as follows: Question: What is different about this current effort, and why should it succeed where the other failed? Morgan: “It isn’t much different, it shouldn’t.” Question: What is the "big picture"—that is, what problems is this new charter supposed to solve? Morgan: “That is a good question and one that was asked in several meetings, and I believe one that was not adequately answered." Morgan also wrote, “Regardless of the ‘problem’, the change in form as proposed—did not necessarily truly address the issue, or only shifted the potential problem elsewhere, or usually upon closer examination — it really was not ‘broke’ in the first place.” Question: Why not leave things the way they are? Morgan: “Given the option of the proposed charter, the wholesale reorganization of the way we operate and function — I think we should leave it alone (our current charter in place).” Question: Who drafted the currently-proposed new charter, when, under whose direction? Morgan: “The mayor, city administrator, and our city attorney… Under the direction of the same— with direction to proceed with efforts by majority vote of the commission. Question: What kind of citizen input if any did they get, what was it, when, and from whom? Morgan: “There were a series of meetings held. In not one did a citizen support the changes in form of government proposed in the proposed charter. In almost every case there was at least one objection. When there was agreement on changes, it generally centered on some of the antiquated verbiage of the current charter— none of which truthfully affects negatively the way we operate.” “The biggest proposed changes I can see in the current proposed charter,” Morgan wrote, “is the city moving from a strong mayor and strong commission form of government to a strong city administrator who will run things day to day.” The Beacon also asked whether Valparaiso can afford to pay a strong city administrator, who presumably would have to be paid more to retain because more management skills and effort will be needed for the job? “No,” wrote Morgan, “I believe we would be hard pressed to do so.” The Beacon also asked whether city commissioners would still be elected by citywide vote as they are now, or only by voters residing in their ward? “To be clear,” replied Morgan, “both the current and existing charter allow for the establishment of wards, however with a council form of government it could be a very probable option.” DECISIONFrom page A-1 SINCE1986WWW.BAYOUBOOKCOMPANY.COMOPEN: 9-6 MON.-SAT.  850-678-1593OAKCREEKSHOPPINGCENTER, NICEVILLEWelcome to ourHALLMARK HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE OPEN SUNDAYS Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, all day • Sunday, Noon 5 p.m. Bruce Arnold Joe Morgan Thomas Miller

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It depends on how they use it – whether it s done respectfully or not.” Redhawk McGahee, 51, St. George, Georgia, utility operator and Vice President of Cherokee Tribe “I agree with the majority of the Native American community, that finds Indian names and mascots problematic. Most of such names and mascots have racist origins. They represent native people as replicas or artifacts.” Terrell Auquoe, 51, Lakeland, FL, self-employed Billy Whitefox, 60, Panama City, disabled veteran Steve Traynor, 52, Fort Walton Beach, supervisorWhat do you think about sports team names like “Washington Redskins?”Dr. Arica Coleman, 52, Newark, Delaware Professor of African/American and Native/American Studies; University of DelawareLocation: Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow“It s okay. I see nothing wrong with it. It shows respect. They look on us with respect and pride.” Timbra Alford, 13, Saint George, Georgia, student “As long as it s done respectfully, I have no problem with it. It s only a problem if it s done in a clownish or mocking way.” “I myself don t have a problem. I consider it an honor. I m proud of who I am, where I come from, and of my people. As long as the teams do it for good reasons and in a respectful manner, I m proud of it.” “I don t have a problem with it. I don t see what the big deal is. It s getting ridiculous – like saying we can t pray in school, or taking God out of the Pledge of Allegiance.” What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 6, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Corner of Green Acres Rd. & Beverly St. • Fort Walton Beach • (850) 864-4735 BARGAINS DISCOUNTS HOMEMADE BREADS HOLIDAY HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10A.M.-5P.M., SAT. 9A.M.-2 P.M.Willow Tree Angels, Greenleaf Oils, Jewelry, Children's Consignment Clothing, Pedal Cars, Retro Lawn Furniture, Americana, Folk art, Local Raw Honey...and more! GIFT GIVING HEADQUARTERS Publix sign request clears hurdleBy Virginia Schreitmueller Beacon Correspondent The Niceville Planning and Zoning Commission will recommend the city council approve Publix Super Markets’ request for exception to the city sign ordinance, in effect allowing two more signs on the building, for a total of three. The recommendation to increase the total sign square footage came after hearing from a store representative during a public meeting held Monday. Thomas Sign and Awning, Clearwater, submitted the request for exception to the planning commission on behalf of the Lakeland-based grocery chain. It would allow two "pharmacy" signs in addition to the main "Publix" sign to be attached to the building. “The ordinance restricts the square foot of sign area to a maximum of 60 percent of the building’s frontage,” said Frankie Revell from the Niceville city building department. Based on the ordinance, the store’s total sign area would be limited to 144.66 square feet; Publix’s proposed signage would take the total to 184.41 square feet, she said. Representing Publix and Thomas Sign, Gregory Davis explained the request for exception is a result of plans to add a drive-up window to the pharmacy in the supermarket under construction at Rocky Bayou Drive and John Sims Parkway. Tony Namlick, the commission chair, asked if any Publix stores in the immediate area have drive-through pharmacies. Davis said the addition of a drive-through pharmacy is not typical of Publix stores, but a concept the chain has tried to include in new construction over the past five or six years “In this location, we are fortunate enough to be the anchor tenant and have the luxury of holding the end unit (of the building)," Davis said. "This allows us to make the addition of a drive-through pharmacy at this location.” With this addition, the store needs to have directional and informational signs to help identify the drive-through location and traffic flow. The signs would retain the style and coloring of Publix’s trademark signs, he added. The location and height of the signs were of concern to David and Angela Smith. The Smiths, whose home is near the Publix site, asked Davis for clarification on the signs' impact to their homes. “We are concerned about the lighting and if we are going to see it from our yard. We just don’t want bright lights shining in our backyard,” Mr. Smith said. The wording of the proposal, he added, gave them and other residents near the site the mistaken impression that the store wanted bigger signs, not more signs. Davis said the two signs on the front of the structure would face the roadway, and the third sign on the side would face west, and none would be elevated from the structure. Following Davis’ remarks, the commission voted unanimously to recommend the city council approve the request for exception. The city council will hold a public hearing on the proposal Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. The supermarket is set to open early next year.

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ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Page A-6 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 THEBAYBEACON to wait for something to happen and then say we should do this or should have done that.” The cameras, three per bus, record images of the occupants of the bus in which the gear is installed. The images are not visible to the occupants, but may be viewed later by school district officials if circumstances warrant. Frakes said it will probably take two years to get the remaining buses equipped. “I don’t think we will be able to do all of this right now, so it will probably be a piecemeal thing where we take a little money that we can get and do it a little at a time: she said. “We may have to do some the next year and maybe even some the next year after that.” The school district is also exploring the possibility of adding a GPS-based system, which would include a GPS-camera combo. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley has pledged his support and has offered to donate funds from forfeitures collect by the sheriff’s office. No decision has been made by the board as to which system they will install, but Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson said safety is her top priority and feels the GPS-based system is likely their best option. “Those cameras would give us the ability to track, through GPS, where those buses are at all times, but it will also tell us when the tires need to be rotated, when the oil needs to be changed and what kind of driving habits the driver has,” Jackson explained. “It would give us a tremendous amount of information. Sometimes we have things happen on a bus that the bus driver can’t see, and we like to be fair to children. This is a way for us to make sure that we are treating situations fairly.” Jackson said Ashley is putting together a proposal and will submit it to the board after projected costs have been determined. CAMERAFrom page A-1the school district. “As a committee we just explore options and make a recommendation to the board.” The committee met last week in Niceville. Gore, the district’s program director for information systems, facilitates all of the calendar committee meetings. He also provides the possible options, making sure that all of the statutory requirements are met. He will present the recommendation to the school board and answer any questions that may come up. With long-standing debates on whether to start the school year earlier, Gore said the committee did not find that feasible at this time. The district has been told by the state that it can't start classes any earlier than two weeks before Labor Day unless it meets certain school-grade requirements, which has yet to be approved. Even if they are granted that flexibility to move to an earlier start date, the committee may well steer against it, Gore indicated. “Typically, even when we have that flexibility, what we’ve heard from various stake-holders is that they like a consistent calendar,” Gore said. “The downside of going to an early start like that is, that at any point that you happen to lose that flexibility, you would have to revert back to the late start. Then you have calendars with start dates bouncing back and forth, which can get frustrating for parents, community members, daycares and things like that.” The current and proposed calendars give students a week off at Thanksgiving, and the first semester ends in mid January, rather than before the Christmas break. Elementary and middle schools have early-release days once a month, and high schools will have a late start once a month. PANELFrom page A-1"We're not happy," said Les Smith, of Niceville, one of about a dozen people exercising in the Niceville Y late Monday afternoon. "Both my wife and myself come regularly. It's a wonderful atmosphere here and it's too bad it's closing." Phil Hooper, of Bluewater Bay, a longtime booster of the Niceville branch, said, "It's been a part of my life for the last seven to eight years. I hate like the dickens to see it close." Wright said that the Niceville branch was not a casualty of financial difficulties stemming from the organization's ownership of the Destin YMCA, the land for which it purchased not long before the resort's property market collapsed. "We have to stabilize this organization, and Niceville is a start," said Wright, who was hired to run the Emerald Coast YMCA after its financial difficulties became known several years ago. "After we stabilize it, then we can rebuild." Increasing maintenance costs, coupled with lower membership numbers made "operating under the current business model unsustainable," said Wright, Wright said that while the Emerald Coast YMCA has just completed a review of its operating budget, "we have been simultaneously assessing the realistic viability and solvency of branches that have been operating at a loss every year they have been open." "We are now in the first stages of implementing our strategic plan of restructuring and divesting from underperforming branches and programs, while reinventing and investing in those with potential," Wright said. "The Y is in the process of revamping outdated but once well intended policies that have been blindly accepted as common practice without realistically assessing the consequence of an unsustainable fiscal drain," on the YMCA of the Emerald Coast, according to the statement. Founded in 1962, the Emerald Coast YMCA owns and operates the main YMCA in Fort Walton Beach and branches in Niceville, Destin and Crestview. It also operates beforeand after-school daycare in six schools. The Y said that it would offer its "loyal Niceville membership base . an option of discounted membership rates at our other branches. On Monday, in response to a query, Wright said that Niceville members would receive prorated refunds on their prepaid memberships, if they request them. YMCAFrom page A-1 As the weather gets cooler, holiday season is upon us and excitement is in the air. The most wonderful enticements of this time of the year are family members coming to visit, children coming home from college, grandchildren playing in the living room and newlyweds having their first celebrations together. The family at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and One Hour Air will be here to help you prepare your home for you and your family and friends for the holidays. After all, cold weather means that it s time to have your heating system maintenance performed. Nothing ruins the mood of a cozy, warm home that radiates aromas of freshly baked pies or coffee faster than a heating emergency. One Hour Air, in association with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, specializes in heating system service, maintenance and replacement along with all your home s plumbing needs. Their team of experts can also survey, repair and replace any duct work or indoor air quality products. Do your family a favor this season and prepare your household by taking advantage of their Heating system tune-up special. Regularly $99, for a limited time, they are offering an extraordinary price of only $55 for tune up; not to be combined with any other offer or discount. The key to avoiding emergencies is preparation, preparation, preparation. Like Benjamin Franklin himself said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” However, if you do get in an unavoidable, lastminute stitch, the three things you ll want are: a quick diagnosis, a knowledgeable specialist and a affordable price. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and One Hour Air, punctuality and hard work is fundamental. They know that accidents don t happen at a time of your convenience, so they offer a live service that you can call 24 hours a day and schedule an appointment right away. Worried about calling off of work to accommodate your professional? It s not a problem… they have staff that can come after hours, on weekends and holidays to suit your schedule. And once they get there, they will identify any small problems that could lead to costly bigger problems by taking their time in their evaluation. What s even better is that their service is guaranteed. 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An international mix of players will battle for one of the coveted semifinals and finals slots on Nov. 9 and 10 during the USTA Men’s $10,000 Futures Pro Circuit Tournament at the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center on Nov. 110. In its fifth year, Niceville will again be a proving ground for college students, teens and international tennis players seeking to earn enough ATP points for world ranking and eligibility to advance from Futures and Challenger Matches to the pinnacle of tennis play, ATP level and annual Grand Slam tournaments Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open – courts offering the most ranking points, loads of prize money and ample publicity. This dream can be achieved from Pro Circuit competitions like Niceville’s. During the 2012 season, Floridian, Christian Harrison, then 18, played on the Pro Circuit. Partnering with his brother Ryan to compete at the 2012 U.S. Open – the pair remarkably defeated fourth-seeded Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski of Poland to advance to the Men’s Doubles Quarterfinals. Christian’s world rank skyrocketed from 1,025 to 175. “We had always talked about playing at the U.S. Open together when we were little so it was really cool to see that dream come to reality in New York,” said Ryan Harrison, 21, who was defeated this year in the U.S. Open opening-round against Rafael Nadal. “The crowds at the U.S. Open are some of the best in the world and the support we received during our matches was awesome.” It is an expensive journey attained by few. The prize money does not typically cover airfare, hotels, meals and gear. “I don’t know if I would have been able to cover my expenses if I hadn’t gotten my first sponsors back then in Nike and Babolat,” said Ryan Harrison. This tourney will award $1,300 to the winner of the Men’s Main Final Singles on Sunday, November 10. The champion receives 18 ATP points. In contrast, a Grand Slam like the U.S. Open awards 2,000 points and $2,600,000 dollars to the victor. Off the courts, Niceville and Bluewater Bay families stood up to support many of the player’s support needs. Families opened their homes and condos. “I think the Pro Circuit events are great because as a young player you learn a lot and it forces you to play a lot of matches and develop into a better player,” said Ryan Harrison. “It is a stepping-stone and proving ground that every player must go through. There is no other way to improve your ranking than to go out there and battle in the Futures and Challengers. I am still doing the same thing just at the ATP level. You have to fight for every match because everyone wants to win and get to number one.” The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 , N N o o v v e e m m b b e e r r 6 6 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Niceville girls entertain with Irish danceRuckel students Eve Glenn, front, and Colleen Simpson dance with the Drake School of Irish Dance at the St. Mary s Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 27 in Fort Walton Beach. Both girls live in Niceville. Some of the tennis players checking in for the Men's ProCircuit tournament Oct. 31 with USTA officials at the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center. These men will be playing to win a spot in the Main Draw. From left, Damon Gooch, Jordi Arconada, Aron Hiltzik and John Mee who play year round at the Junior Tennis Champion Center in College Park, MD. Seated is tennis coach Jan Burmeister. Photo courtesy Martha LaGuardia-KotiteU.S. Open hopes bring international tennis players to BWB Veterans Day activities, honoring those who serveThe Twin Cities Veterans Council will sponsor the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Doolittle Memorial Park in Valparaiso on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. This community event will feature patriotic speakers, raising of the colors by Niceville High School ROTC Cadets and presentation of wreaths by the Cities of Niceville and Valparaiso, local organizations, scout groups and students as well as the wreath prepared and presented by Ruckel Middle School students. Several local organizations this year have special activities planned to honor the area’s many military veterans on Monday, Nov. 11 and throughout the week. —The Niceville Exchange Club will hold its 15th annual “One Nation Under God” Veterans Day Prayer Breakfast Nov. 11, 8 a.m., at the Valparaiso AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased by contacting Paul McShane, 678-8680. —Heritage Gardens Cemetery, 2201 N. Partin Drive Niceville, will be holding a ceremony for Veterans Day beginning at 9 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. —Monday, Nov. 11, Covenant Hospice staff and volunteers, with the Retired Chief’s Group, will hold 25 ceremonies in assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout Okaloosa and Walton counties. They will be honoring all veterans in these facilities with a certificate of appreciation and commemorative pin in honor of their service to our country. For more information, please call 729-1800. —On Thursday, Nov. 14, students at Ruckel Middle School will participate in special activities throughout the morning. At 7 a.m., students will be joined at breakfast by guest veterans from throughout the community. At 7:45 a.m. there will be a ceremony in the school gymnasium, including special guest speaker Lt. Col. Dennis H. Levesque, Commander for Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Throughout the rest of the morning, local veterans will be in each classroom at Ruckel, telling students about their military experiences and answering questions. —AmVets Post 78, at 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso, will host a prayer breakfast Monday, Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. at the Twin Cities Pavilion. AmVets members will also participate in the Veterans Day ceremony at Doolittle Park at 11 a.m. —There will be free hair cuts to active duty military and retired veterans Monday Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free drinks and snacks while they last from Rincon Borqua Family Restaurant at Banana Clips Salon, 501 Mary Esther Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) EYEWEAR UNLIMITED Everything Eyewear, Everything Eyecare! $48 EYEGLASSES • Complete set of plas c, single vision lenses and frames from a select group • Same day service (in most cases) • We accept doctor’s prescrip ons Eyewear Excellence since 1970Charles Henriott Owner & Optician 35 years experience 678-0099 • 678-6211Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. 678-0099 • 678-6211“Where there is no vision, the people perish” –Proverbs 29:18 FROM “COTTAGES” TO “CASTLES”… 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. 2859 Edgewater Drive SOLD!I’ll help you buy! 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Making seasons bright Sharing and Caring is accepting donations of food items to fill Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for those in need in our community. Items such as stuffing mix, instant potatoes, turkey gravy, cake mix and frosting are among the foods needed. A complete list can be found at sharing-n-caring.org. Donations for Thanksgiving are needed by Nov. 15 and can be dropped off at the Sharing and Caring office located at 104 Bullock Boulevard, Niceville. In addition, any family, business or organization interested in sponsoring a family for Christmas should call Sharing and Caring at 678-8459 and leave a message for Maria. 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. Family conference Trinity Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso, is sponsoring their annual Family Advance Conference Nov. 710 at Sandestin. This year, the speakers will be Doug and Nancy Wilson. Registration is available at the church’s website: trinitypresbyterian2013familyadvance.eventbrite.com Please consider taking advantage of this rare opportunity to hear a nationally prominent Christian speaker in our backyard. Give blood Thursday, Nov. 7, City of Niceville, 204 N. Partin Drive from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt. Early release movie The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite families and children to the Early Release Movie, “Monsters University,” on Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first serve, with an 80 people maximum. Monthly Audubon meeting The Audubon monthly meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 7 and will feature a presentation by Jeff Talbert, biologist and wildlife photographer, on environmental management at one of the Panhandle’s most beautiful parks. The meeting will be held in room 130 of the Student Services Center at the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with socializing and light refreshments. The meeting is free and open to the interested public. For more information, call Walt Spence at 5827064. Theatrical production Stage Crafters Community Theatre Presents “Miracle in Bedford Falls” by Mark Cabaniss and Lowell Alexander, a musical based on Frank Capra’s film “It’s a Wonderful Life” directed by Jean Starkey with vocal director Donovan Black. The show runs from Nov. 8-10 and 15-17 starting at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday which has a matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 available online stagecrafters.com or at Bayou Books, 1118 E John Sims Pkwy.,in Niceville. Memory march Alzheimer’s Family Services invites the public to participate in the inaugural “Miles of Memories” 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk, hosted by Superior Residences, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Niceville. Races start at 8 a.m. with post-race celebration to follow. Early registration is $20 for the 5K Run/Walk or $10 for the 1 Mile Walk. Participants can sign up at milesofmemories.niceville.kintera.org or pick-up a registration packet at Superior Residences of Niceville located at 2300 North Partin Drive, Niceville. Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry presents The Hendersons of Milton on Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A suggested $10 donation is requested at the door and a love offering will be received. All invited. For more information visit libbyandfriendsgospelconcerts.com Genealogy group meets The Nov. 9 meeting of the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County (GSOC) will be a field trip to Pensacola for an all day seminar by genealogist Megan Smolenyak. Carpools will be formed if needed. For more information call Val Moreland at 243-0352. Audubon bird walk There will be a bird walk Saturday, Nov. 9, to Ft. Pickens, Gulf Island National Seashore and will be led by well-known birder, Leonard Fenimore. See late migrants, such as loons, grebes, and hawks. Bring water, insect repellent, long pants and closed-toe shoes, and be prepared to walk. Meet at Uptown Station in Ft. 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William W.(Bill) Kendrick1931 – 2013Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. William W. (Bill) Kendrick, 82, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Manor at Bluewater Bay after a 2 year battle with kidney disease. Bill has lived in the area since 1973. He retired from active duty as the Deputy Accounting and Finance Officer at Eglin in August 1984 with 30 years of service. While in the Air Force, Bill received the Air Force Commendation Medal, AF Organizational Excellence Award, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon, Republic for Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Service and Good Conduct Medal with two devices. He attended St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Niceville. He was a loving husband, and “Daddy” to two, four legged “Babies”, Sophie Westie and Wendy “Blue Eyes.” He will be greatly missed by all of us. Bill loved swimming and scuba diving, but in later years had to give it up for health reasons. Bill is survived by his wife Judy and cousin Robert Sedman of Brantfort, Ontario, Canada. The family received friends from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach. A graveside service with full military honors was conducted at 2 p.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 4. Obituary William W. (Bill) Kendrick The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 729-2131 Auto  Business  Home  Life  Flood HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? 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Ferdon Blvd. • 682-5338 Call for a Smart Lens Evaluation with Dr. Darren Payne Need Eye Glasses to Read?Smart LensesSM There are still a few tickets left for the 2012 Toyota Camry being raffled off in the 2013 NHS Tech-Knowledge-Y “Win a Car Sweepstakes.” Tickets are $25 each, with a limit of 1,000 sold. “Tickets are dwindling,” said Joe Fagundes of Capstone Transportation Management, the car s donor. “When they re gone, they are gone.”Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithCar raffle raises tech moneyJoe Fagundes believes Niceville High School should have more technology, and he is giving away a car to help make that happen. “I think it’s the best school in the county,” said Fagundes. “The goal is to contribute any way we can. I want to make sure they have the foundation and tools they need.” Fagundes isn’t alone in his desire to see NHS get high tech. Brandon Huff, of Huff Companies, and his brother Chandler started this campaign back when Marcus Chambers was principal, Fagundes said. Dave Costa of Costa Enterprises is another strong supporter of the campaign for technology and Greg Pope from Accent Signs contributed the lettering wrap on the car. “A lot of people in the community help do this, believe in this,” said Fagundes. Everyone is invited to enter for a chance to win a 2012 Toyota Camry in the 2013 NHS Tech-Knowledge-Y “Win a Car Sweepstakes.” Tickets are $25 each and no more than 1,000 tickets will be sold. All of the funds raised will go towards purchasing technology, such as software and tablets, to help students learn more efficiently. Tickets can be purchased at home football games and in the front office at the school Monday Friday from 7 a.m. 3 p.m. and at all home football games. The drawing will be at the last home football game on Friday, Nov. 8. As the final week before the drawing approaches, there only a few hundred tickets left, said Fagundes. Photos of the Toyota Camry are on the NHS website NicevilleHighSchool.org. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact 8334270. Oktoberfest funds benefit AFOTECMid-Bay Bridge Rotary past president Dave Underwood presented members of the AFOTEC Unit Advisory Council a check for $500 Wednesday, Oct. 23, for the Council s help in the set up and take down of Rotary tents, tables and other equipment at Mid-Bay s 19th Annual Oktoberfest. Rotary members also had the opportunity to hear the AFOTEC Mission Brief, as well as the Unit Advisory Council s goal and objectives, at one of its meetings. For Sale. 1985 Ford Station Wagon, one owner, clean, good condition, less than 100,000 orginal miles. For information, call Jo at 850-678-8655. 2010 Ford Explorer XLT. 38,000 miles. Loaded, very good condition. $22,000.00 9741553 3-BR, 2.5-BA, two story brick home on quiet culde-sac with partial water view on corner lot. 2,750 SF on 1/2 acre lot. Large family room, fireplace, 3-car garage, workshop, Florida room, front porch, rear deck. Master bedroom downstairs. 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By Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Niceville High School Eagles bounced back from a devastating loss last Friday, Nov. 1, to win the District 1 Class 7A title in just one quarter of football on Monday. The loss Friday put the three district opponents all at a 1-1 record in district play, and sent them to a shootout that was played, and won, by Niceville, at Eagles Stadium on Monday night. Nov. 15, the Eagles will host Leon High School in the Regional Quarterfinals, followed by a non district game this Friday, Nov. 8, as they close out their regular season, and celebrate senior night, at home against Jacksonville Bolles. The 2013 Eagle team started the year with such strength and promise and managed to maintain their success despite an onslaught of injury. The team rallied together to fill in the missing pieces of players that one would think they could not afford to lose. The lineup changes, especially at the helm, finally caught up with them against Crestview. The 17-12 loss certainly set them back, but all was not lost. “The same thing happened in 2005 and we went to the semi-finals,” said Head Coach John Hicks. The shootout on Monday started with one quarter between the No. 2 and No. 3 teams, Tate and Crestview respectively, which Tate won 7-6. It secured them a spot in the playoffs, as either district winner or runner up. They faced off against the Eagles, and lost 14-0, eliminating Crestview from the playoffs. The 12 minutes that the Eagles played was a resounding improvement from the game just a few days prior. They played clean, smart football and reminded everyone why they have been number one all season. Still left without their starting quarterback, the Eagles proved that they are still in it to win it. The offense, which struggled in the loss against Crestview, played tight and aggressively against Tate. The offensive line protected quarterback Drew Frederic, and allowed key players like Tyree McCants and Tayjon Culley to power the ball right down the middle. The first touchdown of the quarter came after an impressive drive with run after run until Culley powered into the end zone. The defense was back to their familiar ways, with intense pressure on the quarterback, quick coverage of the receivers and big tackle play makers. The victory was clinched when Eli Stove picked off a Tate pass and ran it into the end zone to widen the gap to 14-0 with a 1:42 remaining on the clock. The win gave Niceville it’s much deserved district title, home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs and the opportunity to redeem itself from the one blemish on the otherwise perfect season. “We had the energy tonight, great determination, Our pride was injured Friday night and we got it back tonight,” said Hicks.Page B-4 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Jake Fiske sprinting towards the finish line as he achieves a personal record with a time of 17:11.72.NHS runners place second in districtThe Niceville High School cross country team dominated the 3A District Meet by placing second for both the girls and boys teams. This meet was held on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Lynn Haven. The team’s performance allows them to continue on to compete at the Regional Meet in Lake City. The top seven boys and girls will compete, with one alternate for each team. “The girls ran one of the best team races of the season and the boys have the times to be a top five team in the state, ranked 4th now. A lot of hard work has gone into the season,” said Sherman Eller, the assistant coach. Girls results: 5th Mackenzie Shinnick (19:45.68), 6th Claire Crist (19:46.18), 9th Haley Smith (20:08.46), 15th Annie Serpa (20:58.07), 16th Anna Herrera (21:00.90), 18th Drew Haggerman (21:08.90) and 21st Julia Moreno (21:17.89). Boys results: 1st Thomas Howell (15:40.21), 9th Tristan Hamer (16:35.33), 10th Nick Morken (16:44.44), 12th Caden Ewing (16:54.81), 17th Jake Fiske (17:11.72), 18th Jack Massey (17:16.45) and 21st Kyle Ferris (18:02.94). Personal records for the district meet include: C. Crist, H. Smith, T. Hamer and J.Fiske. Season Best Times include: A. Serpa, D. Haggerman and C. Ewing.Eagles win district Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Tayjon Culley breaks through a tackle attempt by Tate and crosses into the end zone for a touchdown with only 3:42 remaining on the clock and a score of score 7-0 during the three way shootout Monday, Nov. 4. Eagles won the District 1 Class 7A title in just one quarter of football. Niceville High School will host Leon High School in the Regional Quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 15. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithCorvette club overnights in Bluewater BayCorvette Cruisers of Atlanta drove 15 corvettes over six hours Friday, Oct. 25, to park their cars, and some of the drivers, at the house of Bluewater Bay resident Mickey Whitmer, the mother of Rod Whitmer, the Corvette club s VP of activities. 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Beacon staff The YMCA of Floridas Emerald Coast will close its money-losing Niceville branch Dec. 31, the organization announced this week. The building lease in the Palm Plaza shopping center will expire on that date, and "months of ongoing efforts to secure an acceptable alternative location have proven fruitless at this time," according to a YMCA statement. The YMCA had said it was looking for another home after being informed by Ruckel Properties, owner of Palm Plaza, that its tradition of renting to the organization at below-market rates could not continue in the current real estate market. "While the Y remains grateful to Ruckel Properties for generously providing reduced lease rates with short-duration extensions, the Niceville branch consistently operated at a fiscal deficit every year since the doors opened in 2006," according to the YMCA statement. The storefront Niceville Y consists chiefly of a gym, a room for exercise classes, and an indoor swimming pool, which closed last summer. Rudy Wright, president of the Fort Walton Beach-based YMCA of Floridas Emerald Coast, which operates four branches, including Niceville, said Tuesday that membership in the Niceville Y is about 465 households, representing some 1,100 persons. The high-water mark in membership was achieved in January 2012, he said, with about 670 households. The organization closed the Niceville Y's pool in July of this year, contributing to the membership decline, which is also due to a normal seasonal fluctuation, Wright said. Member reaction to the closure news was one of disappointment.By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During its next meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 12, the Valparaiso City Commission is expected to vote on the second and final reading of a proposed ordinance to place a referendum before voters to change the city charter. If the ordinance passes following a public hearing Tuesday, Valparaiso voters would decide March 11 whether to approve several amendments to the current charter, which was originally enacted in 1921. The new charter, the basic document outlining the structure of municipal government, would include the following changes, according to a city summary: Change the city administrator from a regular city employee to a charter officer of the city, and give him more operating authority at the expense of elected commissioners. Eliminate the offices of city tax assessor, tax collector, treasurer, and municipal judgeposts which were provided for in the original charter, but which have not been filled for many years. Amend the qualifications for city commissioners. Amend the powers and responsibilities of city officers and commissioners. Amend the process of city budget adoption. Amend how vacancies on the city commission are filled.By Steve Andrews Beacon Correspondent In an effort to place video cameras in all Okaloosa County School District buses, the school board has approved a donation of $17,000 from the Young Lawyers Association be spent toward that goal. At its regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 28, board member Cindy Frakes asked for the boards approval for the donation to be added to the $25,000 she has put forth as part of her $75,000 discretionary fund, which is allotted to each member at the beginning of the school year. With an estimated 200 buses that transport children to Okaloosa County public schools each day, 84 are without internal cameras. At an estimated cost of $1,800 to equip each bus, the total funding needed is just over $150,000. I just think this is important and the parents think this is important, Frakes said. Its a safety issue, and I want the parents to know that their children are in a safe place when they ride our school buses. We dont want Thurs., 1:30 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite families and children to the Early Release Movie, Monsters University , rated G. Seating is first come, first served, with an 80 person maximum. Sat., 8 a.m. All are invited to participate in the inaugural Miles of Memories 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk, hosted by Superior Residences of Niceville Early registration is $20 for the 5K Run/Walk or $10 for the 1 Mile Walk. Participants can sign up at milesofmemories.niceville.kintera.org or pickup a registration packet at Superior Residences, 2300 North Partin Dr. N., Niceville. Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a Audubon Society bird walk at Ft. Pickens, Gulf Islands National Seashore, led by well-known birder, Leonard Fenimore. See late migrants, such as loons, grebes and hawks. Bring water, insect repellent, long pants and closed-toe shoes and be prepared to walk. Meet at Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach at 7:30 a.m. Call 863-2039. Mon., 11 a.m. The Twin Cities Veterans Council will sponsor the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Doolittle Memorial Park in Valparaiso. This community event features patriotic speakers, raising of the colors by Niceville High School ROTC cadets and presentation of wreaths by the cities of Niceville and Valparaiso, local organizations, Scout groups and students. Calendar, B-2 T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, November 6, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see CAMERA, page A-6 Please see DECISION, page A-4 COMINGUPSchools seek cameras on more buses Beacon photo by Mike GriffithFriday through Sunday, the 26th annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow was held at the Mullet Festival site in Niceville. This year s event included such activities as Native American dance competitions, storytelling, traditional drums and singers, and exhibitions by crafters from all over the U.S.Powwow held in NicevilleDecision on charter nears for ValparaisoPanel sees little change in school calendar for 2014-15By Steve Andrews Beacon Correspondent A committee of parents and teachers, charged with task of exploring options with the development of the Okaloosa County School District student calendar, has decided to recommend to the school board that the current years calendar be rolled forward and kept in place for the 2014-15 school year. Final approval could be made by the school board at its upcoming Nov. 12 regular meeting. If it is approved, classes would begin on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. For the current academic year, classes began Aug. 19. Both dates are two weeks before Labor Day. Under the proposed calendar for the 2014-15 academic year, classes would end June 4, 2015. For the 2013-14 year, classes will end June 5, 2014. Ultimately, the school board has the final say, said Ryan Gore, who oversees the eightmember calendar committee for Please see PANEL, page A-6The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Niceville YMCA to shut its doors Dec. 31 Video camera on Okaloosa County school bus in Niceville Monday.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Eagles win district titleThe Niceville High School Eagles won the District 1 Class 7A football title against Tate Monday. A loss to Crestview Friday put the three district rivals all at 1-1 records in district play, and sent them to Monday's shootout at Niceville. NHS will host Leon High School Nov. 15 in regional quarterfinals. Pictured, team members kneel in prayer on the field after Monday's win. Story on B-4.Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson The Niceville YMCA has "a wonderful atmosphere . and it's too bad it's closing," said Les Smith, working out in the Y's gym Monday.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Please see YMCA, page A-6

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One year, electronic subscription, $52.Delete certain charter articles. The proposed charter amendments would strengthen the role of the city administrator, making him the Director of the Department of Public Services. As such, the city administrator would have direct supervision of municipal departments, including building inspection, code enforcement, streets, water, sewage, parks, sanitation, library and broadband services, and this could include other departments as the city commission may from time to time deem necessary. The city administrator would have the authority to employ and dismiss any employees within the department of public services. Much of the authority of the city administrator that would be added under the proposed charter is currently held by the mayor or city commissioners, who supervise the city's operational departments directly. Supporters of the charter amendment, including Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold, have said the proposed changes would help to streamline and modernize city government. Opponents have said the changes would move Valparaiso away from its current form of government, in which each elected commissioner exercises executive authority over one or more departments. Instead, it would move city government closer to a city manager form, in which a manager hired by the city commission exercises most executive authority, reporting to the elected commission, which would set policy. The latter, for example, is the model in neighboring Niceville. This is not the first time Valparaiso has considered amending or replacing its charter. In 1996, the city commission, at the urging of Mayor Arnold, appointed a charter review committee of volunteer citizens who studied the 1921 charter, and then recommended a new one. Although the proposed new charter was presented to the city commission during a meeting in December 1997, it was never placed on a referendum ballot, after the mayor and commissioners did not agree among themselves to do so. On Oct. 28, the Bay Beacon emailed a series of questions to Mayor Arnold, to each of the current city commissioners, and to one former commissioner who has spoken out on the issue, asking for their views about the new proposed charter amendments. Three responded. Through Valparaiso City Clerk Tammy Johnson, Arnold declined to answer questions for this article. Retired city commissioner Thomas G. Miller was more vocal in his response, saying during a phone conversation that the proposed charter amendments would make the city administrator a de facto city manager. Miller said the amendments would empower the city administrator to hire and fire department heads, something that until now only the city commission had the authority to do. Miller has said previously that he opposes the charter amendments, because he prefers to keep such authority in the hands of elected, rather than appointed, city officials, who are more likely to be responsive to input from city residents. The most extensive response came from Commissioner Joe Morgan, who has expressed skepticism about the charter amendments during recent city commission meetings. A summary of Morgan's answers to the questions is as follows: Question: What is different about this current effort, and why should it succeed where the other failed? Morgan: It isnt much different, it shouldnt. Question: What is the "big picture"that is, what problems is this new charter supposed to solve? Morgan: That is a good question and one that was asked in several meetings, and I believe one that was not adequately answered." Morgan also wrote, Regardless of the problem, the change in form as proposeddid not necessarily truly address the issue, or only shifted the potential problem elsewhere, or usually upon closer examination it really was not broke in the first place. Question: Why not leave things the way they are? Morgan: Given the option of the proposed charter, the wholesale reorganization of the way we operate and function I think we should leave it alone (our current charter in place). Question: Who drafted the currently-proposed new charter, when, under whose direction? Morgan: The mayor, city administrator, and our city attorney Under the direction of the same with direction to proceed with efforts by majority vote of the commission. Question: What kind of citizen input if any did they get, what was it, when, and from whom? Morgan: There were a series of meetings held. In not one did a citizen support the changes in form of government proposed in the proposed charter. In almost every case there was at least one objection. When there was agreement on changes, it generally centered on some of the antiquated verbiage of the current charter none of which truthfully affects negatively the way we operate. The biggest proposed changes I can see in the current proposed charter, Morgan wrote, is the city moving from a strong mayor and strong commission form of government to a strong city administrator who will run things day to day. The Beacon also asked whether Valparaiso can afford to pay a strong city administrator, who presumably would have to be paid more to retain because more management skills and effort will be needed for the job? No, wrote Morgan, I believe we would be hard pressed to do so. The Beacon also asked whether city commissioners would still be elected by citywide vote as they are now, or only by voters residing in their ward? 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Redhawk McGahee, 51, St. George, Georgia, utility operator and Vice President of Cherokee Tribe I agree with the majority of the Native American community, that finds Indian names and mascots problematic. Most of such names and mascots have racist origins. They represent native people as replicas or artifacts. Terrell Auquoe, 51, Lakeland, FL, self-employed Billy Whitefox, 60, Panama City, disabled veteran Steve Traynor, 52, Fort Walton Beach, supervisorWhat do you think about sports team names like Washington Redskins?Dr. Arica Coleman, 52, Newark, Delaware Professor of African/American and Native/American Studies; University of DelawareLocation: Thunderbird Intertribal PowwowIt s okay. I see nothing wrong with it. It shows respect. They look on us with respect and pride. Timbra Alford, 13, Saint George, Georgia, student As long as it s done respectfully, I have no problem with it. It s only a problem if it s done in a clownish or mocking way. I myself don t have a problem. I consider it an honor. I m proud of who I am, where I come from, and of my people. As long as the teams do it for good reasons and in a respectful manner, I m proud of it. I don t have a problem with it. I don t see what the big deal is. It s getting ridiculous like saying we can t pray in school, or taking God out of the Pledge of Allegiance. What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 6, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Corner of Green Acres Rd. & Beverly St. Fort Walton Beach (850) 864-4735 BARGAINS DISCOUNTS HOMEMADE BREADSHOLIDAY HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10A.M.-5P.M., SAT. 9A.M.-2 P.M.Willow Tree Angels, Greenleaf Oils, Jewelry, Children's Consignment Clothing, Pedal Cars, Retro Lawn Furniture, Americana, Folk art, Local Raw Honey...and more! GIFT GIVING HEADQUARTERSPublix sign request clears hurdleBy Virginia Schreitmueller Beacon Correspondent The Niceville Planning and Zoning Commission will recommend the city council approve Publix Super Markets request for exception to the city sign ordinance, in effect allowing two more signs on the building, for a total of three. The recommendation to increase the total sign square footage came after hearing from a store representative during a public meeting held Monday. Thomas Sign and Awning, Clearwater, submitted the request for exception to the planning commission on behalf of the Lakeland-based grocery chain. It would allow two "pharmacy" signs in addition to the main "Publix" sign to be attached to the building. The ordinance restricts the square foot of sign area to a maximum of 60 percent of the buildings frontage, said Frankie Revell from the Niceville city building department. Based on the ordinance, the stores total sign area would be limited to 144.66 square feet; Publixs proposed signage would take the total to 184.41 square feet, she said. Representing Publix and Thomas Sign, Gregory Davis explained the request for exception is a result of plans to add a drive-up window to the pharmacy in the supermarket under construction at Rocky Bayou Drive and John Sims Parkway. Tony Namlick, the commission chair, asked if any Publix stores in the immediate area have drive-through pharmacies. Davis said the addition of a drive-through pharmacy is not typical of Publix stores, but a concept the chain has tried to include in new construction over the past five or six years In this location, we are fortunate enough to be the anchor tenant and have the luxury of holding the end unit (of the building)," Davis said. "This allows us to make the addition of a drive-through pharmacy at this location. With this addition, the store needs to have directional and informational signs to help identify the drive-through location and traffic flow. The signs would retain the style and coloring of Publixs trademark signs, he added. The location and height of the signs were of concern to David and Angela Smith. The Smiths, whose home is near the Publix site, asked Davis for clarification on the signs' impact to their homes. We are concerned about the lighting and if we are going to see it from our yard. We just dont want bright lights shining in our backyard, Mr. Smith said. The wording of the proposal, he added, gave them and other residents near the site the mistaken impression that the store wanted bigger signs, not more signs. Davis said the two signs on the front of the structure would face the roadway, and the third sign on the side would face west, and none would be elevated from the structure. Following Davis remarks, the commission voted unanimously to recommend the city council approve the request for exception. The city council will hold a public hearing on the proposal Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. The supermarket is set to open early next year.

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ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Page A-6 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 THEBAYBEACON to wait for something to happen and then say we should do this or should have done that. The cameras, three per bus, record images of the occupants of the bus in which the gear is installed. The images are not visible to the occupants, but may be viewed later by school district officials if circumstances warrant. Frakes said it will probably take two years to get the remaining buses equipped. I dont think we will be able to do all of this right now, so it will probably be a piecemeal thing where we take a little money that we can get and do it a little at a time: she said. We may have to do some the next year and maybe even some the next year after that. The school district is also exploring the possibility of adding a GPS-based system, which would include a GPS-camera combo. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley has pledged his support and has offered to donate funds from forfeitures collect by the sheriffs office. No decision has been made by the board as to which system they will install, but Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson said safety is her top priority and feels the GPS-based system is likely their best option. Those cameras would give us the ability to track, through GPS, where those buses are at all times, but it will also tell us when the tires need to be rotated, when the oil needs to be changed and what kind of driving habits the driver has, Jackson explained. It would give us a tremendous amount of information. Sometimes we have things happen on a bus that the bus driver cant see, and we like to be fair to children. This is a way for us to make sure that we are treating situations fairly. Jackson said Ashley is putting together a proposal and will submit it to the board after projected costs have been determined. CAMERAFrom page A-1the school district. As a committee we just explore options and make a recommendation to the board. The committee met last week in Niceville. Gore, the districts program director for information systems, facilitates all of the calendar committee meetings. He also provides the possible options, making sure that all of the statutory requirements are met. He will present the recommendation to the school board and answer any questions that may come up. With long-standing debates on whether to start the school year earlier, Gore said the committee did not find that feasible at this time. The district has been told by the state that it can't start classes any earlier than two weeks before Labor Day unless it meets certain school-grade requirements, which has yet to be approved. Even if they are granted that flexibility to move to an earlier start date, the committee may well steer against it, Gore indicated. Typically, even when we have that flexibility, what weve heard from various stake-holders is that they like a consistent calendar, Gore said. The downside of going to an early start like that is, that at any point that you happen to lose that flexibility, you would have to revert back to the late start. Then you have calendars with start dates bouncing back and forth, which can get frustrating for parents, community members, daycares and things like that. The current and proposed calendars give students a week off at Thanksgiving, and the first semester ends in mid January, rather than before the Christmas break. Elementary and middle schools have early-release days once a month, and high schools will have a late start once a month. PANELFrom page A-1"We're not happy," said Les Smith, of Niceville, one of about a dozen people exercising in the Niceville Y late Monday afternoon. "Both my wife and myself come regularly. It's a wonderful atmosphere here and it's too bad it's closing." Phil Hooper, of Bluewater Bay, a longtime booster of the Niceville branch, said, "It's been a part of my life for the last seven to eight years. I hate like the dickens to see it close." Wright said that the Niceville branch was not a casualty of financial difficulties stemming from the organization's ownership of the Destin YMCA, the land for which it purchased not long before the resort's property market collapsed. "We have to stabilize this organization, and Niceville is a start," said Wright, who was hired to run the Emerald Coast YMCA after its financial difficulties became known several years ago. "After we stabilize it, then we can rebuild." Increasing maintenance costs, coupled with lower membership numbers made "operating under the current business model unsustainable," said Wright, Wright said that while the Emerald Coast YMCA has just completed a review of its operating budget, "we have been simultaneously assessing the realistic viability and solvency of branches that have been operating at a loss every year they have been open." "We are now in the first stages of implementing our strategic plan of restructuring and divesting from underperforming branches and programs, while reinventing and investing in those with potential," Wright said. "The Y is in the process of revamping outdated but once well intended policies that have been blindly accepted as common practice without realistically assessing the consequence of an unsustainable fiscal drain," on the YMCA of the Emerald Coast, according to the statement. Founded in 1962, the Emerald Coast YMCA owns and operates the main YMCA in Fort Walton Beach and branches in Niceville, Destin and Crestview. It also operates beforeand after-school daycare in six schools. The Y said that it would offer its "loyal Niceville membership base . an option of discounted membership rates at our other branches. On Monday, in response to a query, Wright said that Niceville members would receive prorated refunds on their prepaid memberships, if they request them. YMCAFrom page A-1 As the weather gets cooler, holiday season is upon us and excitement is in the air. The most wonderful enticements of this time of the year are family members coming to visit, children coming home from college, grandchildren playing in the living room and newlyweds having their first celebrations together. The family at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and One Hour Air will be here to help you prepare your home for you and your family and friends for the holidays. After all, cold weather means that its time to have your heating system maintenance performed. Nothing ruins the mood of a cozy, warm home that radiates aromas of freshly baked pies or coffee faster than a heating emergency. One Hour Air, in association with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, specializes in heating system service, maintenance and replacement along with all your home s plumbing needs. Their team of experts can also survey, repair and replace any duct work or indoor air quality products. Do your family a favor this season and prepare your household by taking advantage of their Heating system tune-up special. Regularly $99, for a limited time, they are offering an extraordinary price of only $55 for tune up; not to be combined with any other offer or discount. The key to avoiding emergencies is preparation, preparation, preparation. Like Benjamin Franklin himself said, By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. However, if you do get in an unavoidable, lastminute stitch, the three things youll want are: a quick diagnosis, a knowledgeable specialist and a affordable price. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and One Hour Air, punctuality and hard work is fundamental. They know that accidents don t happen at a time of your convenience, so they offer a live service that you can call 24 hours a day and schedule an appointment right away. Worried about calling off of work to accommodate your professional? It s not a problem they have staff that can come after hours, on weekends and holidays to suit your schedule. And once they get there, they will identify any small problems that could lead to costly bigger problems by taking their time in their evaluation. What s even better is that their service is guaranteed. Instead of taking on the cost and time of a do it yourself project, why not choose a solution that lasts with 100% satisfaction guarantee, and a special two-year warranty? Not only will you be investing in a trusted provider that always has consideration for your time and providing solutions to your plumbing a/c and heating needsbut you will be supporting a locally owned and operated Niceville business that supports local schools and events in our Niceville-Valparaiso community, helping to make it one of the best places to raise a family. One thing to be thankful for this year is that there is finally a full service, home repair company that is focused on delivering on time service with the highest quality at the best value. Give One Hour Air and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing the opportunity of making you a customer for life. All employees are highly trained, experienced, passionate about what they do and care about their community. You simply cannot beat a 24 hour emergency service at normal, weekday rates. Serving the Niceville area since 1995, their 20th anniversary is just around the corner. When asked about this momentous anniversary, owner Lenny Siers remarked, We are looking forward to another 20 years of serving our community. From their family to yours, cheers to you and your family on this holiday season! Advertising Feature Call Benjamin Franklin for all your plumbing issues and One Hour Air for all of your heating and cooling needs. Both companies offer emergency services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.One Hour Air and Benjamin Franklin PlumbingOne dedicated team, thankful for the opportunity to serve you and your family DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N The Beacons ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. 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An international mix of players will battle for one of the coveted semifinals and finals slots on Nov. 9 and 10 during the USTA Mens $10,000 Futures Pro Circuit Tournament at the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center on Nov. 110. In its fifth year, Niceville will again be a proving ground for college students, teens and international tennis players seeking to earn enough ATP points for world ranking and eligibility to advance from Futures and Challenger Matches to the pinnacle of tennis play, ATP level and annual Grand Slam tournaments Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open courts offering the most ranking points, loads of prize money and ample publicity. This dream can be achieved from Pro Circuit competitions like Nicevilles. During the 2012 season, Floridian, Christian Harrison, then 18, played on the Pro Circuit. Partnering with his brother Ryan to compete at the 2012 U.S. Open the pair remarkably defeated fourth-seeded Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski of Poland to advance to the Mens Doubles Quarterfinals. Christians world rank skyrocketed from 1,025 to 175. We had always talked about playing at the U.S. Open together when we were little so it was really cool to see that dream come to reality in New York, said Ryan Harrison, 21, who was defeated this year in the U.S. Open opening-round against Rafael Nadal. The crowds at the U.S. Open are some of the best in the world and the support we received during our matches was awesome. It is an expensive journey attained by few. The prize money does not typically cover airfare, hotels, meals and gear. I dont know if I would have been able to cover my expenses if I hadnt gotten my first sponsors back then in Nike and Babolat, said Ryan Harrison. This tourney will award $1,300 to the winner of the Mens Main Final Singles on Sunday, November 10. The champion receives 18 ATP points. In contrast, a Grand Slam like the U.S. Open awards 2,000 points and $2,600,000 dollars to the victor. Off the courts, Niceville and Bluewater Bay families stood up to support many of the players support needs. Families opened their homes and condos. I think the Pro Circuit events are great because as a young player you learn a lot and it forces you to play a lot of matches and develop into a better player, said Ryan Harrison. It is a stepping-stone and proving ground that every player must go through. There is no other way to improve your ranking than to go out there and battle in the Futures and Challengers. I am still doing the same thing just at the ATP level. You have to fight for every match because everyone wants to win and get to number one. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 , N N o o v v e e m m b b e e r r 6 6 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Niceville girls entertain with Irish danceRuckel students Eve Glenn, front, and Colleen Simpson dance with the Drake School of Irish Dance at the St. Mary s Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 27 in Fort Walton Beach. Both girls live in Niceville. Some of the tennis players checking in for the Men's ProCircuit tournament Oct. 31 with USTA officials at the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center. These men will be playing to win a spot in the Main Draw. From left, Damon Gooch, Jordi Arconada, Aron Hiltzik and John Mee who play year round at the Junior Tennis Champion Center in College Park, MD. Seated is tennis coach Jan Burmeister. Photo courtesy Martha LaGuardia-KotiteU.S. Open hopes bring international tennis players to BWB Veterans Day activities, honoring those who serveThe Twin Cities Veterans Council will sponsor the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Doolittle Memorial Park in Valparaiso on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. This community event will feature patriotic speakers, raising of the colors by Niceville High School ROTC Cadets and presentation of wreaths by the Cities of Niceville and Valparaiso, local organizations, scout groups and students as well as the wreath prepared and presented by Ruckel Middle School students. Several local organizations this year have special activities planned to honor the areas many military veterans on Monday, Nov. 11 and throughout the week. The Niceville Exchange Club will hold its 15th annual One Nation Under God Veterans Day Prayer Breakfast Nov. 11, 8 a.m., at the Valparaiso AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased by contacting Paul McShane, 678-8680. Heritage Gardens Cemetery, 2201 N. Partin Drive Niceville, will be holding a ceremony for Veterans Day beginning at 9 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. Monday, Nov. 11, Covenant Hospice staff and volunteers, with the Retired Chiefs Group, will hold 25 ceremonies in assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout Okaloosa and Walton counties. They will be honoring all veterans in these facilities with a certificate of appreciation and commemorative pin in honor of their service to our country. For more information, please call 729-1800. On Thursday, Nov. 14, students at Ruckel Middle School will participate in special activities throughout the morning. At 7 a.m., students will be joined at breakfast by guest veterans from throughout the community. At 7:45 a.m. there will be a ceremony in the school gymnasium, including special guest speaker Lt. Col. Dennis H. Levesque, Commander for Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Throughout the rest of the morning, local veterans will be in each classroom at Ruckel, telling students about their military experiences and answering questions. AmVets Post 78, at 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso, will host a prayer breakfast Monday, Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. at the Twin Cities Pavilion. AmVets members will also participate in the Veterans Day ceremony at Doolittle Park at 11 a.m. There will be free hair cuts to active duty military and retired veterans Monday Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free drinks and snacks while they last from Rincon Borqua Family Restaurant at Banana Clips Salon, 501 Mary Esther Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks)EYEWEAR UNLIMITED Everything Eyewear, Everything Eyecare!$48 EYEGLASSES Complete set of plas c, single vision lenses and frames from a select group Same day service (in most cases) We accept doctors prescrip onsEyewear Excellence since 1970Charles Henriott Owner & Optician 35 years experience 678-0099 678-6211Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. 678-0099 678-6211Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18 FROM COTTAGES TO CASTLES 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. 2859 Edgewater Drive SOLD!Ill help you buy! 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Making seasons bright Sharing and Caring is accepting donations of food items to fill Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for those in need in our community. Items such as stuffing mix, instant potatoes, turkey gravy, cake mix and frosting are among the foods needed. A complete list can be found at sharing-n-caring.org. Donations for Thanksgiving are needed by Nov. 15 and can be dropped off at the Sharing and Caring office located at 104 Bullock Boulevard, Niceville. In addition, any family, business or organization interested in sponsoring a family for Christmas should call Sharing and Caring at 678-8459 and leave a message for Maria. 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. Family conference Trinity Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso, is sponsoring their annual Family Advance Conference Nov. 710 at Sandestin. This year, the speakers will be Doug and Nancy Wilson. Registration is available at the churchs website: trinitypresbyterian2013familyadvance.eventbrite.com Please consider taking advantage of this rare opportunity to hear a nationally prominent Christian speaker in our backyard. Give blood Thursday, Nov. 7, City of Niceville, 204 N. Partin Drive from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt. Early release movie The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite families and children to the Early Release Movie, Monsters University, on Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first serve, with an 80 people maximum. Monthly Audubon meeting The Audubon monthly meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 7 and will feature a presentation by Jeff Talbert, biologist and wildlife photographer, on environmental management at one of the Panhandles most beautiful parks. The meeting will be held in room 130 of the Student Services Center at the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with socializing and light refreshments. The meeting is free and open to the interested public. For more information, call Walt Spence at 5827064. Theatrical production Stage Crafters Community Theatre Presents Miracle in Bedford Falls by Mark Cabaniss and Lowell Alexander, a musical based on Frank Capras film Its a Wonderful Life directed by Jean Starkey with vocal director Donovan Black. The show runs from Nov. 8-10 and 15-17 starting at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday which has a matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 available online stagecrafters.com or at Bayou Books, 1118 E John Sims Pkwy.,in Niceville. Memory march Alzheimers Family Services invites the public to participate in the inaugural Miles of Memories 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk, hosted by Superior Residences, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Niceville. Races start at 8 a.m. with post-race celebration to follow. Early registration is $20 for the 5K Run/Walk or $10 for the 1 Mile Walk. Participants can sign up at milesofmemories.niceville.kintera.org or pick-up a registration packet at Superior Residences of Niceville located at 2300 North Partin Drive, Niceville. Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry presents The Hendersons of Milton on Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A suggested $10 donation is requested at the door and a love offering will be received. All invited. For more information visit libbyandfriendsgospelconcerts.com Genealogy group meets The Nov. 9 meeting of the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County (GSOC) will be a field trip to Pensacola for an all day seminar by genealogist Megan Smolenyak. Carpools will be formed if needed. For more information call Val Moreland at 243-0352. Audubon bird walk There will be a bird walk Saturday, Nov. 9, to Ft. Pickens, Gulf Island National Seashore and will be led by well-known birder, Leonard Fenimore. See late migrants, such as loons, grebes, and hawks. Bring water, insect repellent, long pants and closed-toe shoes, and be prepared to walk. Meet at Uptown Station in Ft. Walton at 7:30 a.m. Call Mr. Fenimore at 8632039. 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 NHS has Teacher of the WeekNiceville High School Band Director, Daniel Wooten, was nominated for Teacher of the Week by Sabrina Keesey, one of his students. Sabrina submitted Mr. Wooten to the contest because she recognizes how much he and the other band teachers go above and beyond as teachers.Page B-2 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 678 -1298 WWW.STPAULNICEVILLE.COM 1407 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLESUNDAY SERVICES8:30 a.m. Liturgical 10:30 a.m. PraiseSUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES9:30 a.m. Ages 3-Adults ST. PAUL PRESCHOOLLimited openings VPK Provider 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 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 THE BEACONSAT YOUR SERVICE TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Dont be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! BayouTreeService COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. 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William W.(Bill) Kendrick1931 2013Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. William W. (Bill) Kendrick, 82, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Manor at Bluewater Bay after a 2 year battle with kidney disease. Bill has lived in the area since 1973. He retired from active duty as the Deputy Accounting and Finance Officer at Eglin in August 1984 with 30 years of service. While in the Air Force, Bill received the Air Force Commendation Medal, AF Organizational Excellence Award, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon, Republic for Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Service and Good Conduct Medal with two devices. He attended St. Judes Episcopal Church in Niceville. He was a loving husband, and Daddy to two, four legged Babies, Sophie Westie and Wendy Blue Eyes. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Bill loved swimming and scuba diving, but in later years had to give it up for health reasons. Bill is survived by his wife Judy and cousin Robert Sedman of Brantfort, Ontario, Canada. The family received friends from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach. A graveside service with full military honors was conducted at 2 p.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 4. Obituary William W. (Bill) Kendrick The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 729-2131 Auto Business Home Life FloodHOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com MULLISEYEINSTITUTEDarren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistNO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our office policy that the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for any free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Dr. Darren Paynes Smart lens Procedure can produce clear vision without eye glasses at all distances (close up, far away, & in between )Call Today at:Niceville Location 115 Bailey Dr. 678-5338Crestview Location 930 N. Ferdon Blvd. 682-5338 Call for a Smart Lens Evaluation with Dr. Darren PayneNeed Eye Glasses to Read?Smart LensesSM There are still a few tickets left for the 2012 Toyota Camry being raffled off in the 2013 NHS Tech-Knowledge-Y Win a Car Sweepstakes. Tickets are $25 each, with a limit of 1,000 sold. Tickets are dwindling, said Joe Fagundes of Capstone Transportation Management, the car s donor. When they re gone, they are gone.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithCar raffle raises tech moneyJoe Fagundes believes Niceville High School should have more technology, and he is giving away a car to help make that happen. I think its the best school in the county, said Fagundes. The goal is to contribute any way we can. I want to make sure they have the foundation and tools they need. Fagundes isnt alone in his desire to see NHS get high tech. Brandon Huff, of Huff Companies, and his brother Chandler started this campaign back when Marcus Chambers was principal, Fagundes said. Dave Costa of Costa Enterprises is another strong supporter of the campaign for technology and Greg Pope from Accent Signs contributed the lettering wrap on the car. A lot of people in the community help do this, believe in this, said Fagundes. Everyone is invited to enter for a chance to win a 2012 Toyota Camry in the 2013 NHS Tech-Knowledge-Y Win a Car Sweepstakes. Tickets are $25 each and no more than 1,000 tickets will be sold. All of the funds raised will go towards purchasing technology, such as software and tablets, to help students learn more efficiently. Tickets can be purchased at home football games and in the front office at the school Monday Friday from 7 a.m. 3 p.m. and at all home football games. The drawing will be at the last home football game on Friday, Nov. 8. As the final week before the drawing approaches, there only a few hundred tickets left, said Fagundes. Photos of the Toyota Camry are on the NHS website NicevilleHighSchool.org. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact 8334270. Oktoberfest funds benefit AFOTECMid-Bay Bridge Rotary past president Dave Underwood presented members of the AFOTEC Unit Advisory Council a check for $500 Wednesday, Oct. 23, for the Council s help in the set up and take down of Rotary tents, tables and other equipment at Mid-Bay s 19th Annual Oktoberfest. Rotary members also had the opportunity to hear the AFOTEC Mission Brief, as well as the Unit Advisory Council s goal and objectives, at one of its meetings. For Sale. 1985 Ford Station Wagon, one owner, clean, good condition, less than 100,000 orginal miles. For information, call Jo at 850-678-8655. 2010 Ford Explorer XLT. 38,000 miles. Loaded, very good condition. $22,000.00 9741553 3-BR, 2.5-BA, two story brick home on quiet culde-sac with partial water view on corner lot. 2,750 SF on 1/2 acre lot. Large family room, fireplace, 3-car garage, workshop, Florida room, front porch, rear deck. Master bedroom downstairs. Excellent condition with upgrades throughout. $375,000.00. 127 Dolphin Pointe Rd., Niceville. Call for appointment. 850-6421519 Briggs Straten Generator. 5500 running watts, 8500 starting watts. 10 hp. New. $400.00 cash only. 729-5782 Leave message. Five cleared lots located in Villa Tasso. Well and septic tank. $219,000.00. 897-3291 Autos for Sale Help Wanted Homes for Sale Items for Sale Lots for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Office Space CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SFPRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor more information call897-6464 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. 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By Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Niceville High School Eagles bounced back from a devastating loss last Friday, Nov. 1, to win the District 1 Class 7A title in just one quarter of football on Monday. The loss Friday put the three district opponents all at a 1-1 record in district play, and sent them to a shootout that was played, and won, by Niceville, at Eagles Stadium on Monday night. Nov. 15, the Eagles will host Leon High School in the Regional Quarterfinals, followed by a non district game this Friday, Nov. 8, as they close out their regular season, and celebrate senior night, at home against Jacksonville Bolles. The 2013 Eagle team started the year with such strength and promise and managed to maintain their success despite an onslaught of injury. The team rallied together to fill in the missing pieces of players that one would think they could not afford to lose. The lineup changes, especially at the helm, finally caught up with them against Crestview. The 17-12 loss certainly set them back, but all was not lost. The same thing happened in 2005 and we went to the semi-finals, said Head Coach John Hicks. The shootout on Monday started with one quarter between the No. 2 and No. 3 teams, Tate and Crestview respectively, which Tate won 7-6. It secured them a spot in the playoffs, as either district winner or runner up. They faced off against the Eagles, and lost 14-0, eliminating Crestview from the playoffs. The 12 minutes that the Eagles played was a resounding improvement from the game just a few days prior. They played clean, smart football and reminded everyone why they have been number one all season. Still left without their starting quarterback, the Eagles proved that they are still in it to win it. The offense, which struggled in the loss against Crestview, played tight and aggressively against Tate. The offensive line protected quarterback Drew Frederic, and allowed key players like Tyree McCants and Tayjon Culley to power the ball right down the middle. The first touchdown of the quarter came after an impressive drive with run after run until Culley powered into the end zone. The defense was back to their familiar ways, with intense pressure on the quarterback, quick coverage of the receivers and big tackle play makers. The victory was clinched when Eli Stove picked off a Tate pass and ran it into the end zone to widen the gap to 14-0 with a 1:42 remaining on the clock. The win gave Niceville its much deserved district title, home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs and the opportunity to redeem itself from the one blemish on the otherwise perfect season. We had the energy tonight, great determination, Our pride was injured Friday night and we got it back tonight, said Hicks.Page B-4 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Jake Fiske sprinting towards the finish line as he achieves a personal record with a time of 17:11.72.NHS runners place second in districtThe Niceville High School cross country team dominated the 3A District Meet by placing second for both the girls and boys teams. This meet was held on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Lynn Haven. The teams performance allows them to continue on to compete at the Regional Meet in Lake City. The top seven boys and girls will compete, with one alternate for each team. The girls ran one of the best team races of the season and the boys have the times to be a top five team in the state, ranked 4th now. A lot of hard work has gone into the season, said Sherman Eller, the assistant coach. Girls results: 5th Mackenzie Shinnick (19:45.68), 6th Claire Crist (19:46.18), 9th Haley Smith (20:08.46), 15th Annie Serpa (20:58.07), 16th Anna Herrera (21:00.90), 18th Drew Haggerman (21:08.90) and 21st Julia Moreno (21:17.89). Boys results: 1st Thomas Howell (15:40.21), 9th Tristan Hamer (16:35.33), 10th Nick Morken (16:44.44), 12th Caden Ewing (16:54.81), 17th Jake Fiske (17:11.72), 18th Jack Massey (17:16.45) and 21st Kyle Ferris (18:02.94). Personal records for the district meet include: C. Crist, H. Smith, T. Hamer and J.Fiske. Season Best Times include: A. Serpa, D. Haggerman and C. Ewing.Eagles win district Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Tayjon Culley breaks through a tackle attempt by Tate and crosses into the end zone for a touchdown with only 3:42 remaining on the clock and a score of score 7-0 during the three way shootout Monday, Nov. 4. Eagles won the District 1 Class 7A title in just one quarter of football. Niceville High School will host Leon High School in the Regional Quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 15. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithCorvette club overnights in Bluewater BayCorvette Cruisers of Atlanta drove 15 corvettes over six hours Friday, Oct. 25, to park their cars, and some of the drivers, at the house of Bluewater Bay resident Mickey Whitmer, the mother of Rod Whitmer, the Corvette club s VP of activities. They were in town for two nights to attend the Vettes at the Village event at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. I told them no hot rodding, she said. Our Doctors in Physical Therapy can provide a thorough musculoskeletal assessment to determine the cause of your pain and subsequently treat it. The rst visit, so you feel be er, faster! YOU HAVE A CHOICE of where you get Physical Therapy, even if your doctor recommends a clinic that he owns. DIRECT ACCESS: Many insurance plans do not require a physician referral. Please allow us to nd out how you can come to OSPTC without a referral. TRICARE MEMBERS: OSPTC is in network. If you would like to get quality care at OSPTC, you can change your referral from the assigned Physical Therapy clinic to us. Call us and we can advise you. If you have limited insurance bene ts, our fees are less than hospitals or doctor visits. Meet theNiceville (Bluewater Bay) Therapists DAVIDDAVISPT, OCSCHRISEDMONSONDPT, MPTJANNEWMANPTA, LMTROSSBURKSPT, DPTBRENTJENNINGSPTADAVIDLEEPT, DPTKRISTENCORDERMANPT, DPT, OCS Contact us at OSPTC at 897-3334 or www.therapybob.com No one ever plans to take a trip to the emergency room. But if you need to, you can trust your care to Dr. Louis Vagias II, founder of the Twin Cities Hospital hospitalist program. As department head for Emergency Services, proud father and avid sportsman, he is a compassionate caregiver is part of a highly trained team ready to deliver critical care and emergency services for health issues such as stroke, heart attack, bone fractures, allergic reactions and more. When its your emergency, knowing more about your physician and the hospital thats caring for you makes all the difference in the world. 2190 Highway 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-4131 tchospital.com Louis Vagias II, MD Rod with his mother, Mickey Whitmer.