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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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Local Veterans Day observances got off to an early start Monday as the Niceville Exchange Club held its 15th annual "One Nation Under God" Veterans Day Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m., at the Valparaiso AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. The speaker was Maj. Gen. Scott W. Jansson, the top weapons-development officer at Eglin Air Force Base. In his address, Jansson stressed the importance of honoring America’s veterans and assisting them as necessary with their transitions back to civilian life. “We must not celebrate the great joys of our freedom,” said the general, “without remembering its price.” He said Americans should remember and honor veterans as “those who have sacrificed many of their own hopes and dreams for the sake of others.” He quoted George Washington, who in his farewell to his troops at the end of the American Revolution had told the veterans of that war, “You may expect considerable assistance” from fellow Americans “to resume civilian life.” Jansson praised what he called the “remarkable persistence” of the Revolutionary War soldiers who endured and prevailed in that eight-year conflict. He also said that the current war in Afghanistan has now gone on for 12 years, and By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The board of directors of the Northwest Florida State College Foundation approved a slate of officers and a slate of directors for 2014-15. The NWFSC Foundation is the college’s fundraising organization. The slate of officers approved during a meeting Nov. 5 in Niceville are: president, Dewayne Youngblood, a banker; vice president, Scott Jackson, a Gulf Power executive; treasurer, Robin Wilson, a Chelco executive; secretary, Cristie Kedroski, who also serves as executive director. The board also approved the 2014-15 NWFSC Foundation slate of directors: Bart Fleet, a lawyer; Lois Lunderman, a dentist; Mitch Mongell, a hospital executive; Dale Peterson, a resort rental operator; Melissa Pilcher, a utilities manager; Tom Rice, a restaurateur; Fred Thomas, a businessman; Robin Wilson; and Dewayne Youngblood. The board-approved slates of officers and directors will be presented to the general foundation membership at its February 2014 annual meeting in Niceville. In other business, foundation directors heard a short briefing from Greg Dvorsick, a manager from the Blackrock investment management firm, who briefed foundation members on current By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The East Niceville Fire Commission has decided that it likes the health insurance the district has now, and it intends to keep it, swallowing a price increase of perhaps $10,000. During a meeting Nov. 4, the commissioners decided to stay with the fire district’s current StarMark/TrustMark health care plan for firefighters and other employees. Commissioners reached their decision after considering quotes from StarMark, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Aetna. Of the plans considered, the current StarMark plan was offered at the lowest price, said Fire Commission Chairman Mike Marcolongo. Nevertheless, health insurance costs for the current year will still be significantly larger than in the past. Last year, said Fire Commissioner Ed Dunbar, health insurance cost the East Niceville fire district about $62,000. This year, he said, the district expects to pay about $72,000 more or less, with the exact amount depending largely on how many claims are filed during the year. Dunbar and Marcolongo said this year’s increase was not unexpected, as health care costs for the fire district have been going up steadily for the last several years. Dunbar said that the district had already budgeted about $79,000 to cover this year’s health insurance costs, based on earlier estimates of what the actual costs would turn out to be when final bids were received from insurance companies. He added that if there are few or no actual Thurs., 6:30 p.m. The Friends of the Niceville Library is sponsoring a free program, “ History of Niceville’s CCC Camps ,” presented by Elisa Mitchiner at the Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N. To reserve a seat call 279-4863 x1504 to reserve a seat. Fri., 2:15 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite tweens and teens to a special, interactive showing of “ The Hunger Games, ” rated PG13,with live trivia and games throughout the movie. Popcorn will be served and prizes will be awarded, including a chance to win a movie ticket to a showing of “Catching Fire.” Tweens under 13 must have a parent or guardian call in or attend. Sign up by calling 729-5406 or emailing Sat. 1-3 p.m. Philip Kent author of “Yeshua Ha Masiah” (Jesus the Messiah), will sign his book at Bayou Book 1118 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Sat., 7:30 p.m. The “American Impressions” NFSO concert features sounds of both American and European composers with guest artist Jeff Midkiff of Virginia. The NFSO will also perform Charles Ives’ “Central Park in the Dark,” and Antonin Dvo k’s famous “New World Symphony.” Tickets are $22.50 each for adults and $16 each for active duty military and youth age 18 and younger and are available by phone or online from the Box Office at 7296000 or mattiekellyartscenter.org. Calendar, B2, B-3 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 13, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts Please see MEDICAL, page A-5 Please see NOMINATES, page A-2 Police Blotter, page A-4 COMING UP Medical costs jump for fire district Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithThe day was bright, but the mood subdued as residents of the Twin Cities gathered at Doolittle Park, Valparaiso, to honor the n ations veterans Monday, Nov. 11. Pictured, Webelos from Boy Scout Pack 52 place their wreath during the Presentation of Wreaths.Honoring those who servedFoundation nominates officers, hears investment reportAd boo-boo costs school district $700By Virginia Schreitmueller Beacon Correspondent An error in the Okaloosa County School District’s advertised notice of proposed tax increase won't affect the bottom line on property taxes for real estate owners, but it did cost taxpayers $700 to correct the mistake. During the Okaloosa County School Board organization meeting held Nov. 7 in Fort Walton Beach, the board approved a request for authorization to readvertise the fiscal year 2013-14 Final Budget and Millage Rate. Reading the agenda item, board chairman Rodney Walker commented that the request for re-advertising was a result of a “technical error.” The item was approved, without discussion. When asked after the meeting for clarification on the reason for the re-advertisement of the notice, the school district’s chief financial officer, Rita Scallan, explained it was a result of an incorrect dollar amount listed under the line item posting for last year’s proposed tax levy. Despite the mistake, Scallan said it does not change or alter the amount of this year’s proposed tax levy included in the notice. “The original ad contained the wrong dollar amount for last year’s tax levy,” she said, “but it is not used in calculating the proposed increase for this year.” In Holding on to memoriesNew memories were forged at the inaugural "Miles of Memories" 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk, hosted by Superior Residences of Niceville, Sat., Nov. 9. Pictured, there was a special “Memory Walk” for less mobile residents to participate in. The event was held to benefit Alzheimer s Family Services, an affiliate of Covenant Hospice. Beacon photoGeneral: Welcome vets back to civilian life Please see VETS, page A-5 Maj. Gen. Scott Jansson, addressing a Veterans Day audience in Valparaiso Monday, spoke about the need to honor veterans and help them with their transitions back to civilian life.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Please see $700, page A-2 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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the original ad, the initially proposed tax levy from last year’s property tax was listed as $110,040,564; the actual amount that should have been listed was $108,926,385, she added. This year's levy is $112,078,030, up 2.8 percent from last year's actual levy of $109,017,629, according to district figures. That error meant the district violated the state’s Truth-InMillage guidelines, which contains specific requirements on these advertisements. Since the dollar amount was incorrect, the district is required by the Florida Department of Revenue to advertise the corrected information. The new ad is also required to contain a disclaimer that states, “The previous notice placed by the Okaloosa County School District has been determined by the Department of Revenue to be in violation of the law, necessitating this second notice.” The notice is required to contain three figures from last year’s property tax levy: the initially proposed tax levy, the amount of tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes, and the actual property tax levy. The initially proposed tax levy from the previous year is not used in the calculation for the current year’s tax levy, said Scallan. The error meant the school board not only had to re-advertise the budget, but also hold another public hearing on, and re-adopt the budget for, the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. That new hearing was scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Nov. 12, after the Beacon's press time. The district is required by law to advertise notice of intent to adopt a budget and millage rate. These advertisements must be placed in a “newspaper of general paid circulation in the county,” with the size, format, and placement strictly outlined by the Truth-In-Millage guidelines. These guidelines also require that public hearings on the issue be held “not less than two days or more than five days after the day that the re-advertisement is first published.” The corrected notice was to be published Nov. 8, as the millage rate and budget agenda items are set for vote at the board’s monthly meeting. The original notice and corrected notice cost a total of $1,400 to publish. The organizational meeting spanned less than 10 minutes, focusing on general administrative issues such as establishing the 2014 school board meeting schedule, and electing a chair and vice chair for the board. Current board chairman, Walker, was retained as its chair. He has served on the board since 1994 and is currently serving his fifth term. Cathy Thigpen was voted in as the vice chair, replacing Cindy Frakes. Thigpen is in her fourth term on the board and has previously served as the vice chair twice, as well as board chairman from 2004-2007. Following the administrative meeting, the board held its monthly workshop session. The session serves as a means for board members to review agenda items up for discussion or vote at the next school board meeting. Board meetings are generally held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m., at the school district administration building in Fort Walton Beach. Due to the Veterans Day holiday, the second meeting in November was moved to a Tuesday evening. Workshop sessions are held the Thursday before the first board meeting of each month. These meetings are open to the public. The public can also view meeting agendas and briefing slides at the school district’s web site. $700From page A-1economic trends and advised that the foundation put a slightly larger portion of its investments into such equities as stocks. Dvorsick said that despite the economic uncertainties that perplex the business world due to current turmoil within the federal government, “The economy has improved, even though Main Street is not yet feeling it.” He said that Federal Reserve interest rates are expected to remain low for at least a little longer, and that “There is more confidence in the market.” Many investors, he said, are starting to move away from “safe” investments such as bonds, toward such higher risk, but potentially higher return, equities as stocks. Dvorsick said some of the best investments currently available are in what he called “cyclical industries” that are likely to grow with the economy. These, he said, include industrial and financial stocks, as well as stocks of technological companies. He said that although interest rates are expected to remain low for the immediate future, he expects to see such rates increase during the next 2 to 7 years. Dvorsick said he did not mean to be “blindly bullish,” but that “money goes where it is treated best,” and at the present time, that means equities rather than bonds. He also said that there are current opportunities in the international stock market, particularly in Europe. Ray McGovern, a Foundation financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, agreed, saying that “It will be challenging during the next two to three years to get meaningful return in the fixed income space.” While supporting Dvorsick’s recommendation to put a slightly higher proportion of the Foundation’s investments into equities, McGovern also cautioned that there remains considerable uncertainty in the world economy. For example, said McGovern, had the United States actually launched military attacks against the government of Syria, as seemed likely only a few weeks ago, that could have led to wider conflict in the Middle East, such as attacks by Syria against Israel. That, in turn, would probably have resulted in much higher oil prices, and a poorer economy throughout the world. Foundation directors also heard a briefing from Anne Southard, NWFSC’s Interim Chief Academic Officer. Southard said that NWFSC “is very committed to non-collegeready students.” She said that community colleges such as NWFSC are “the gateway to higher education” for many students, and “the key to improving their lives.” She said an important part of NWFSC’s program is the set of bachelor’s degrees currently offered by the college, including degrees in project management, nursing, education, and management & supervision. She also said the college offers a general education program enabling students to complete their first two years of college before transferring to larger four-year universities. She said current efforts are underway at NWFSC to “make education more relevant,” and to promote interest among students in STEMM subjects. Southard told the directors, “Students respond well to doing science versus merely reading about science.” With that in mind, she said, the college is preparing ways for students to participate in actual science research projects under the guidance of NWFSC professors, as part of their science education. Two Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement Programs You Can Trust.Weve earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval. FWBMC.com TCHospital.com Call today for a free physician referral or to speak with a registered nurse about your health questions 24/7. (855) 614-7274 Joint replacement surgery is a dicult decision. Weve made it a little easier. 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The overall goal is to provide a broad scope of information and knowledge that will be helpful to students and parents to better understand the many points to weigh for successful post-secondary career and college planning. For more information, call Niceville High School Guidance Department at 850-833-4114. • 11THGRADE PRESENTATION Nov. 14, 6 p.m. in the Media Center AT NORTH LIGHT MARINA BIGFISHGRILL.NETMusic By:Dread Clampitt HeritageGrand Opening Celebration Enjoy delicious samples from Big Fish Grill’s new menu Legendary Marine & Sunrise will display everything from Luxury Yachts to Center Consoles, Cruisers and more...LIVE MUSIC! FRESH SEAFOOD! BOAT SHOW!Music By: Grand Opening Celebrat ion Grand Opening Celebrat G GHT LOCALL Y YY FA -GROWN F AR RE ILL. 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The plan was tabled to allow time to solicit bids for the job. The article also misquoted MSBU consultant Darlane Landsberger concerning remarks she made during the meeting. She did not state that the MSBU has authority to require businesses within Bluewater Bay to maintain commercial signs along the community's streets. The city of Niceville has been awarded $25,000 from the Florida Defense Support Task Force. The money will allow for the development of computerized mapping to implement a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) with Eglin Air Force Base to prevent what a state news release called "possible encroachment" on the base by civilian activities in parts of nearby Niceville. “The City of Niceville appreciates and is excited to receive the $25,000 grant," said Niceville Mayor Randall Wise. "Eglin’s mission is important to us, the state and nation. These funds will help us ensure that their boundaries are not compromised.” Gov. Rick Scott said, “This $25,000 investment for the Eglin Air Force Base will help make Florida’s military and defense organizations more advanced and proactive. It’s imperative that the men and women serving the Niceville community have the resources they need to expand their military and defense operations.” “Florida’s Defense Support Task Force plays a critical role in furthering Florida’s status as the most military friendly state in the nation,” said Senate President Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican. “As the sponsor of the initial Defense Support legislation and appropriations, I’m pleased to see these funds used to assist Northwest Florida communities and businesses that go the extra mile for our military members and their families.” State Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican, said, “We are pleased that the City of Niceville is doing all it can to welcome the F-35 mission.” The Florida Defense Support Task Force was created in 2011 with the mission to make recommendations to preserve and protect military installations, support the state’s position in research and development related to military missions and contracting, and improve the state’s military-friendly environment for service members, military families, military retirees and businesses that bring military and base-related jobs to the state. Additionally, these grants will strengthen Florida’s military bases ahead of any potential U.S. Department of Defense realignment or closure actions. This will protect the more than $73 billion in economic impact and the nearly 760,000 jobs the defense industry infuses into Florida. Gray Swope, Florida Secretary of Commerce and president of Enterprise Florida, said, “These grants are vital to our military and defense programs, and the local economies that rely on the operation of those facilities. By providing the necessary funding for the sector’s development, jobs are created and Florida’s workforce is strengthened by the skilled former military personnel who enter the employment market. Enterprise Florida, through its work with the Florida Defense Task Force, is committed to supporting our military and defense sector.” Statewide, the Task Force awarded more than $2 million in grant initiatives to local community organizations supporting Florida military installations. These grants will be utilized to protect, preserve and enhance Florida’s military missions and installations while maintaining Florida’s reputation as the most military friendly state in the nation. The 2013-14 Florida Defense Support Task Force Grants have been awarded to seven projects that serve to protect military installations across the state. This year, awards were given to the National Simulation Center in Orlando, Clay County Development Authority (two projects), City of Niceville, Greater Pensacola Chamber, Tampa Bay Defense Alliance, and the Economic Development Alliance of Bay County. City of NicevilleA law recently passed by the city of Niceville sets boundaries of a "Military Influence Planning Area" (enclosed by dashed lines on map) within which the city may have added powers to regulate real estate development and transactions in accordance with recommendations by Eglin Air Force Base.Dennis Sherwood, NWFSC’s Dean of Technical Education, agreed, saying that such educational efforts will help students find jobs in today’s market. “There are plenty of jobs in technical fields,” he said, but added that education in some non-technical subjects, such as writing, is also necessary, as students must also develop the communication and customer relation skills they will need as they move upward in their careers, from strictly technical jobs into higher-level management responsibilities. OFFICERSFrom page A-2 SINCE1986WWW.BAYOUBOOKCOMPANY.COMOPEN: 9-6 MON.-SAT.  850-678-1593OAKCREEKSHOPPINGCENTER, NICEVILLEEnjoy a snowball ght INDOORS OR OUT! 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On Sept. 22, Valparaiso police responded to a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that an unknown person or persons struck the right front side of his vehicle with an unknown object. * On Oct. 4 Valparaiso police responded to a report that someone had stolen a class ring. The victim reported that she had dropped the ring while using a restroom, and the ring had rolled into another stall, occupied by another person. The victim waited for the other person to exit the stall before asking for her ring back, but the other person denied having seen the ring, which was then missing. Later, however, a bartender at the establishment where the incident took place reported finding the missing ring under a beer well, and returned it to the victim. * On Oct. 15, Valparaiso police responded to a report of a stolen trailer. It was reported sometime between on Oct. 15, an unknown person removed the trailer without permission. The missing trailer was reported to be a black 5 x 10 metal trailer with front and side rails that have expanded metal on them. The floor of the trailer has a wooden deck that is stained light gray with a large rear lifting metal gate. The victim reported that there is white and tan splattered paint on the fenders. The missing trailer displayed a Florida license plate: 7205JT. * On Oct. 16, Niceville police responded to a Niceville residence in reference to a vehicle burglary. The victim said that at about 10 p.m. on Oct. 15, she went out to her car to get a cigarette and make sure her windows were rolled up. She said there was nothing missing from her car at that time, but said she could not remember if she locked her doors or not. At 8 a.m. on Oct. 16, the victim went out to her car to get her credit cards so she could make payments on them. When she looked in the armrest storage area, she noticed her credit cards, four packs of cigarettes and a small pouch containing a Sunpass card were missing. * On Oct. 16 Valparaiso police responded to a reported vehicle theft at the Matador club. The victim reported that some time between 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, and 1:34 a.m. on Oct. 16, someone had removed his orange 1980 Jeep C-5 from the parking lot. The victim stated that he had left the key inside the vehicle and that the top was not installed. The missing vehicle is described as orange, with a beige interior and a Marine Corps license plate. It also has white painted wheels. * On Oct. 16, Valparaiso police responded to a complaint of burglary to a vehicle. The victim reported that an unknown person entered her unlocked vehicle and removed her wallet without her permission or knowledge. The victim reported that the wallet contained $600 in cash. Police found some latent fingerprints on the vehicle. * On Oct. 17, Niceville police responded to a report of a stolen rod and reel. The victim told police that he had gone into the Walmart and left his fishing reel on the back of his truck. When he returned to his truck, he noticed that his reel was then located in the vehicle parked next to his. He said he waited for the person that owned the other truck to come out of the store, and demanded his reel back. The other person gave him back his reel, and said that it had apparently been taken by a friend of his, who could not be located. No charges were pressed. * On Oct. 17, Niceville police responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim stated that he had left his truck unlocked the previous night and his new iPod was taken. * On Oct. 19, Niceville police received a complaint that a bicycle had been stolen from the Mullet Festival site sometime during the previous night. * On Oct. 19, Niceville police responded to Yacht Club Drive and Rana Lane in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, they observed a vehicle with fogged windows, and the vehicle was moving. Police stopped the vehicle and contacted a man and woman inside. Police reported that both subjects were seen putting on articles of clothing. Police obtained permission to search the vehicle and discovered some bags containing a green leafy substance, along with a syringe and spoon which appeared to have some residue on it. The items were seized and placed in evidence, and the two suspects were released. * On Oct. 19, Niceville police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol later located the missing vehicle on Interstate 10 near the 65 mile marker. * On Oct. 21, Enterprise Rent a Car reported to Valparaiso police that someone had removed a tire and wheel from one of their vehicles sometime over the weekend. The estimated value of the wheel is approximately $500. * On Oct. 21 an Okaloosa County deputy sheriff was dispatched to Ward Cove Drive in reference to a theft. He made contact with a victim who stated that an unknown person took her paddleboard from a boat that was anchored in the 300 block of Yacht Club Drive in Niceville. The missing paddleboard is a Woodpecker model with a bamboo like design on top. It was described as a 13foot white fiberglass racing type weighing approximately 38 pounds. The estimated retail value of the paddleboard is $1,400. * On Oct. 21, Niceville police responded to a report of a vehicle that had been broken into while parked near Gulf Power over the weekend. * On Oct. 22, Niceville police responded to a report of a house broken into and a dog taken. The victim stated that her door had been kicked in, and a TV, Blu-ray player, window air conditioner, sound bar and camera were taken. The victim’s dog, half pit bull and half Labrador retriever, was missing from the house, but was later found. * On Oct. 22, Niceville police responded to a report from a man who said that his girlfriend had bitten him. * On Oct. 22, Niceville police reported to a report that some racks had been stolen from a car. * On Oct. 24, Niceville police responded to a report of a theft. The victim reported the theft of some fishing equipment, two video cameras, a flashlight, and fishing and driver’s licenses, valued at $530. * On Oct. 24, Niceville police responded to a report of a vehicle being vandalized near the Food Depot. The victim stated that unknown persons had attempted to pull some of the chrome off her vehicle. * On Oct. 24, Niceville police responded to a report of a stolen Weedeater. * On Oct. 25, Niceville police responded to a report of a man lying in the road, unresponsive. Police located the man in a wooded area, whom they reported to have been intoxicated, and that he apparently fell and hit his head on a tree branch when he attempted to walk out of the woods. The man, however, claimed to have been jumped by three teenage boys, who allegedly walked up behind him and hit him in the head. The man was transported to Twin Cities Hospital. * On Oct. 26 an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report in Niceville of a lost license tag. The victim reported that after returning from driving his trailer to Crestview and back to Niceville, he found that an unknown person had stolen the tag from his trailer. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Page A-4 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 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 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 years Browse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate 1 0Take 10% off your purchase of $50.00 or more. Must present coupon. 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To schedule an appointment or learn more about what we can do for your skin call us at 877-231-DERM(3376).George vonHilsheimer, MD | Board-Certi“ ed Dermatologist Katie Showalter, PA-C | Certi“ ed Physician Assistant Anna Justi, PA-C | Certi“ ed Physician AssistantNICEVILLE CRESTVIEW FORT WALTON BEACH gulfcoastderm.com Acne Aging Skin Cellulite Dry Skin Eczema Excess Fat Excessive Sweating Facial Redness Forehead Furrows Frown Lines Fungal Infections Itching & Hives Melasma Moles Psoriasis Poison Ivy/Oak Rosacea Skin Cancer Spider/ Varicose Veins Sun-Damage Stings Unwanted Hair Wrinkles Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Nov. 1, 2013 through Nov. 7, 2013. 1 Structure Fire11 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn14 Other Emergency Calls 2 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME SR 85 N/SR 123.........................Good intent call.....................11/1/13....................09:15 SR 85 N/College.........................Good intent call.....................11/1/13....................13:02 Linden Ave..................................Medical..................................11/1/13....................14:02 N. Partin Dr.................................Medical..................................11/1/13....................15:03 22nd Street.................................Service call............................11/1/13....................23:49 Als Drive......................................Service call............................11/2/13....................07:05 Deer St........................................Medical..................................11/2/13....................11:37 SR 85 N......................................Good intent call.....................11/2/13....................11:49 Als Drive......................................Service call............................11/2/13....................12:16 22nd Street.................................Cancelled on scene..............11/2/13....................13:02 N. Partin Dr.................................Good intent call.....................11/2/13....................15:17 Als Drive......................................Medical..................................11/2/13....................15:36 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Cancelled on scene..............11/2/13....................18:53 N. Cedar/John Sims...................Vehicle crash.........................11/2/13....................22:45 Tala Way......................................Medical..................................11/2/13....................23:41 Howell Rd....................................Alarm activation....................11/3/13....................07:59 23rd Street..................................Cancelled on scene..............11/3/13....................08:17 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Cancelled on scene..............11/3/13....................12:47 Als Drive......................................Medical..................................11/3/13....................14:47 SR 85 N......................................Dumpster fire........................11/4/13....................06:09 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Structure fire..........................11/4/13....................16:54 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle fire.............................11/4/13....................16:57 22nd Street.................................Medical..................................11/4/13....................19:26 E. College Blvd...........................Medical..................................11/4/13....................20:07 Hudson Cir..................................Service call............................11/5/13....................00:12 Hudson Cir..................................Medical..................................11/6/13....................18:53 SR 85 N......................................Medical..................................11/6/13....................20:16 26th Street...................................Cancelled on scene..............11/6/13....................23:22 Twin Cities Blvd..........................Cancelled enroute................11/7/13....................10:49 Deer Street..................................Alarm activation....................11/7/13....................16:21 N. Partin Dr.................................Medical..................................11/7/13....................20:51 Weekly Safety Tip: Always store the gas cylinder to your gas grill outside – away from structures – and turn off the valve when not in use. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 1, 2013 through November 7, 2013. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................11/2/13....................11:29 Merchants Way...........................Medical..................................11/2/13....................11:42 Glen Eagles Dr............................Medical..................................11/2/13....................12:31 Hwy. 20/Range Rd......................Dispatched & cancelled........11/2/13....................18:26 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................11/2/13....................18:47 Bluewater Blvd............................Vehicle accident....................11/3/13....................02:43 White Point Rd............................Medical..................................11/3/13....................06:29 Carriage Ln./Destin.....................Dispatched & cancelled........11/3/13....................10:58 Hickory St....................................Public assist..........................11/3/13....................21:34 Meadowbrook Ct.........................Medical..................................11/4/13....................05:59 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................11/4/13....................06:48 N. White Point Rd.......................Dispatched & cancelled........11/4/13....................12:56 Merchants Way...........................Medical..................................11/4/13....................14:23 John Sims Pkwy..........................Electrical wiring.....................11/4/13....................16:57 Wren Way....................................Medical..................................11/5/13....................00:03 E. Hwy. 20....................................Medical..................................11/5/13....................12:23 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................11/5/13....................14:15 Muirfield Way...............................Medical..................................11/6/13....................00:23 Antiqua Way................................Dispatched & cancelled........11/6/13....................06:59 Merchants Way...........................Medical..................................11/6/13....................09:41 Hickory St....................................Public assist..........................11/6/13....................11:24 Balmoral Dr..................................Public assist..........................11/6/13....................11:29 N. Curacao Cove........................Medical assist.......................11/6/13....................13:04 SR 293/N. Lakeshore.................Medical..................................11/6/13....................17:39 Windward Ln...............................Medical..................................11/7/13....................03:22 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................11/7/13....................09:22 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.

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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 13, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Specializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair Moh’s Micrographic Surgery General & Pediatric Dermatology Evalua ons Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvena on DR. SCOTTBEALSBoard Certified American Board of Dermatology 4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101, Niceville • 850.897.7546 #1 Trusted Practice on the Emerald Coast • No experience needed • Fun and compe on emphasized • Build self-con dence and learn self-defenseREQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE: Wrestling Shoes & Shorts USA Membership (obtain online at www. 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EYEGLASSES • Complete set of plas c, single vision lenses and frames from a select group • Same day service (in most cases) • We accept all doctor’s prescrip ons • Yardword • When you loose them • When you sit on them • When the dog eats them Eyewear Excellence since 1970Charles Henriott Owner & Optician 35 years experience 678-0099 • 678-6211Call for an appointment todayDr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. 678-8876“Where there is no vision, the people perish” –Proverbs 29:18 NEED A2NDPAIRof GLASSES? “I work at a hospital, and everyone is getting covered for maternity, even the men. I ve spoken with some people who will have coverage for the first time, and others whose coverage is going up or being canceled. So, who knows?” “I expect to be worse off. The cost is killing me now, and I expect it to go up. The cost of tests and other medical procedures will go up as well.” “I m on Medicare now. I have not heard good things about Obamacare, and applying for it is nearly impossible. It might be better in about five years, but I wouldn t want to touch it now.”Do you expect to be better or worse off after the national affordable health care act takes full effect on January 1?“My insurance premium has already gone up. I just got the notice this week.” “I m retired military, and covered by TriCare, which is not currently expected to change. The company where I work, however, has a premium plan, and will have to pay a penalty for providing too much coverage.” “A lot worse. Our drug copays have already gone up, and we re waiting to hear from Blue Cross/Blue Shield – we expect bad news. But we ll survive somehow, as long as we have the Lord in our lives.” Location: Kmart THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Todd Hanning, 49, Niceville, business developer Jane Hayes, 46, Crestview, hospital registrar Noelle Stevens, 45, Niceville, self-employed house cleaner Donna Scott, 50, Sandestin, nurse Lisa Cofer, 57, Shalimar, pharmacist James Ward, 82, Crestview, retired What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field. claims filed during the coming year, the district’s agreement with StarMark calls for the district to receive a rebate from the company. One part of the expected cost increase, said Dunbar, will be a fee of $5.25 per month, per person covered, to enable StarMark to pay a new “reinsurance assessment fee” required by the federal Affordable Health Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, which will take full effect Jan. 1. He said the fire district insures nine employees, plus their family members, for a total of 20 people. In other business during the meeting, Assistant Fire Chief David Birch briefed commissioners on recent and upcoming activities of the fire control district. He said October was a relatively quiet month in the district, with only a couple of small fires. He added, however, that November is the beginning of the fire district’s “busy season.” With the approach of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, Birch said, emergency calls are expected to increase, particularly as the result of cooking fires and assorted medical emergencies that tend to coincide with each year’s holiday season. Birch also said that the East Niceville district is using some software obtained from the City of Niceville to precisely map the GPS locations of all the fire hydrants in the district. Once this is done, he said, firefighters responding to fires will be able to quickly pinpoint the location of nearby hydrants by accessing maps on tablet computers. The next meeting of the East Niceville fire commission is scheduled for 7 PM, Monday, December 9, at the East Niceville fire station located at 1709 East 27th Street. Information about the East Niceville fire district may be obtained by phoning 678-2311. MEDICALFrom page A-1asked his audience “Can we owe any less?” to our present-day veterans than earlier Americans did to theirs. Modern veterans, said the general, have the same needs as their predecessors from earlier conflicts. “They need jobs and a livelihood,” he said, “and a community that understands and is ready to help meet those needs, especially the needs of veterans who have suffered physical and mental injuries.” “Veterans,” the general said, “know what it means to stand guard in the chill of night while others sleep, and to endure hardship in the defense of freedom.” The general said that the war in Afghanistan, which once was the focus of public attention, has gradually receded from public consciousness and become “a forgotten war” much like the Korean War was in nearly 1950s. He urged his listeners to remember those who are currently serving and those who have served in previous conflicts. He said that the last surviving American veteran of World War I, Army Corporal Frank Buckles, died two years ago. Today, he said, there are about 22 million veterans alive in the United States. These, he said, include about 1.7 million surviving veterans of World War II, 2.3 million veterans of the Korean War, 7.4 million veterans of the Vietnam War, 2.2 million Gulf War veterans, as well as veterans of the Cold War, the current global war on terror, and other conflicts. As he mentioned each of the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries, he asked for veterans of those conflicts to briefly stand and be recognized. Today’s veterans, said the general, “sought neither fortune nor fame. They fought to defend the freedom we cherish so much.” Veterans, said Jansson, “should be welcomed home as what they are—an essential and crucial part of our American family. God bless our veterans and God bless our United States of America.” Jansson is the Air Force program executive officer for weapons and director of the Armament Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base. He is responsible for the planning and execution of all life cycle activities for nonnuclear air-delivered munitions. His portfolio also includes numerous other legacy weapons and ammunition; combat training systems; threat emitters for test and training purposes; and aerial targets including the QF-4 and QF-16 drones. Jansson received his commission upon graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1984. He has held a number of acquisition and sustainment engineering, program management, staff, and command positions for Air Force air and space systems. He has served as a group commander and system program manager for the F-16 program, a wing commander for two wings and as a vice commander for the Ogden Air Logistics Center. Prior to his current assignment, which he took earlier this year, Jansson served as the Commander, DLA Aviation, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency. VETSFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Bluewater Bay DentalThe saving grace of dental implantsDr. Olivier Broutin believes that when he creates relationships based on trust in his dental practice, he and his team can offer the best solutions to his patients. He knows that people who are suffering the discomfort and embarrassment of losing a tooth feel like there's no hope and the only answer is wearing a bridge or dentures forever. Having a tooth extracted can be a devastating experience. It affects how you look, speak, eat, and feel about yourself. What many people do not know is that losing a tooth can also begin a domino effect of ill health and aging. The negative results go far deeper than what you see on the surface. When a tooth is extracted, another process begins under the surface – the loss of bone. As soon as a tooth is lost, the bone that held it in place begins to deteriorate up to 25 percent of bone mass is lost the first year! This bone is so essential to the structure and balance of your smile and your face, that without it, your lips will look thinner, your nose longer, you will lose more teeth and will very likely develop TMJ disorder. It doesn't have to be that way. Dental implants provide better health, appearance, and lasting benefits for patients who have lost a tooth. Dr. Broutin is excited to offer this amazing technology to his patients. A dental implant is a relatively simple innovation. A Titanium rod is inserted into the bone where the tooth s root used to be. Because Titanium is biocompatible, it becomes one with the bone and essentially becomes a part of your mouth. This keeps the bone living and stimulated, prevents further tooth loss and keeps your face youthfully supported. The technology is both safe and proven – over a million implants are inserted every year and the results are incredible. The teeth surrounding the implant are less likely to decay, require root canals or be lost because of a lack of bone support. And the implant itself is not affected by cavities or periodontal disease. Dental Implants are a compelling option for patients of almost any age, and Dr. Broutin has seen remarkable success rates. He believes in offering the best possible dental treatments that give his patients beauty, comfort and function. The main focus of Dr. Broutin and his staff is to take care of every aspect of their patient's dental health. "I can t emphasize enough how important it is for people to realize that bone starts deteriorating the very moment a tooth is lost. Bridging it over or using a traditional denture doesn t stop the loss. An implant or implant supported denture can. That s powerful. It s the fascinating science of dentistry.” For more information about Dr. Olivier Broutin and the benefits of implant dentistry, call (850) 897-4488 or visit www.BluewaterBayDentist.com. Dr. Olivier Broutin Advertising Feature • Crowns & Bridges • Fillings & Partials • Dentures • Root Canals • Extractions • Implants• Emergencies NOW OFFERING -• Botox• Juvederm • Invisalign• Conscious Sedation 897-4488 www.BluewaterBayDentist.com Merchant s Walk • Ste 101 • Ni cevilleOlivier Broutin, D.M.D. Accepting New Patients *Minimum fee only for ADA code D9972 OFFER EXPIRES 11/30/13 TEETH WHITENING$199* BAYAREAPSYCHOLOGICALCONSULTANTSBenshoof & Tallman, P.A. www.BayAreaPsychConsult.com 850.729.0303 | 1417 N. PARTINDRIVE, STE. ONE helping you navigate through life Linda Hartman, LMFT Offering individual, marital, and family therapy. In network with BCBS, Tricare, Cigna, and Aetna. 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.com HOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri.  11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & Pasta EARLY BIRD SPECIALS 4:30 6:00 Every Day NEWLY RENOVATED LOUNGE & ENCLOSED PATIO BARwithLive Music Fri. & Sat. NightsHAPPY HOUR: 3:00 6:00  Mon.-Sat. SERVING LUNCH & DINNERINDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING Lic # CFC1437172 Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites • Shades Hair Color • Perms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out 101 John Sims Pkwy. 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Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMost Insurances Accepted ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN All ages enjoy Miles of Memories The weather was perfect Saturday for the 200 plus participants at the "Miles of Memories" 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk, an event held to benefit Alzheimer s Family Services, an affiliate of Covenant Hospice. Hosted by Superior Residences of Niceville, all ages participated in the event. Beacon photo

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Claire Gunter ,a student at Rocky Bayou Christian School, was recently named a winner for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. She was chosen for excellence in academics, athletics and community leadership. She will move on to the next round of judging to compete for the coveted National award. Additionally, the Pensacola Sports Association has selected senior Claire to participate in the 2013 Pensacola Sports Association High School All-Star Volleyball Game Tuesday, Nov. 19. This selection provides her with the opportunity to be recognized by her community for her accomplishments. *** Tyler Paskell a student at Rocky Bayou Christian School, was recently named a winner for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. He was chosen for excellence in academics, athletics and community leadership and will move on to the next round of judging to compete for the coveted National award. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Niceville are fighting the effects of poverty using needles, thread and material scraps to create quilts. The quilters are helping Lutheran World Relief, a program which collected 500,000 quilts in 2013 to send to impoverished people around the world. St. Paul’s contributed 128 of these quilts, up from 95 contributed the previous year. Their quilting production is right on track in 2014 with 193 quilts already finished this year. The relief program began sending the homemade bed coverings overseas in 1945 to help families cope in post-World War II Europe. Since then, the quilt has become a hallmark project and a favorite ministry among Lutheran congregations. Lutheran World Relief sends approximately 400,000 quilts yearly. For the impoverished people that receive them, a quilt can serve many purposes. It can be a shelter against the cold, a cloak, a room divider in a refugee camp, a sunshade, a windbreak or a soft place to lay your head. Some are distributed to hospitals where patients own absolutely nothing. LWR hopes that the quilts send an affirming message to a person living in poverty; you are not alone. The St. Paul Lutheran Church quilting group meets the third weekend of each month on Friday and Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Visitors and donations of materials are always welcome. Materials accepted include unwanted fabric, sheets, blankets, mattress pads, bedspreads and upholstery samples, which become recycled into original works of fabric art that are as functional as they are beautiful. 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 1 1 3 3 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Who’s News Niceville artist is People s Choice Local artist, Kathleen Schumacher, of Niceville, was awarded the “People s Choice Award” at the 18th Annual Mattie Kelly Festival of the Arts Oct. 26-27 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Over 100 juried fine artists from around the nation showcased their original art. Kathleen specializes in heavy textured works painted with palette knives using oil paints. Her paintings can be seen at schumacherfineart.com. Lewis School musicians selected for All StateLewis School 8th graders Tacy and Andrew Coln were selected by audition to join the Florida All-State Band. They will be traveling to Tampa in January to perform in this prestigious ensemble. This is Tacy s second consecutive year, and Andrew s first to be selected for AllState Band. Lewis was one of only two middle schools in Okaloosa County to have students selected. Claire Gunter Tyler Paskell Lutheran group patches up poverty with quilts The quilts are displayed, hanging over the pews at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Niceville the Sunday before they are sent to impoverished nations around the world. The women behind the needle, from left seated, Linda Holmes, Kathy Sims, Darlene Anderson, Brigitte Dzimitrowicz and Susan Woodcock. Pictured standing, Donna Thurow, Pat Solarz, Beverly Roberts, Linda Zemba, Joy Hock, Betty Benson, Nancy Slighter, Marlene Reinke, Lorraine Slauson and Jo Soman. •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 K3-12 ENROLLMENT OPEN HOUSEWednesday, November 20, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM Rocky Bayou Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnicity in the admissions of students per USC 2000d. Rocky Bayou Christian Schools Welcome Wednesday 2013

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 THEBAYBEACON NHS student wins with artTyler Gaedecke from Niceville High school won first place at the Destin Festival of the Arts, Oct. 26-27, for his piece “Camerabot” done in color pencil The show included a collaborative tent for high school students from Okaloosa County. Ground broken for community gardenThe Valparaiso and Niceville Garden Clubs and Trustees from the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida broke ground on a community garden during the Viva Florida 500 Festival in Perrine Park on Saturday, Oct. 26.Pictured from left, Gordon King, Tony Shipley, Diane Kelley, Vandy VelaSchneidt, Marie Harrison, Brenda Jordan, Linda Henderson, Marion Bushey andMary McCann. Soccer team says thanksJoel Strickland presented Cheryl Jordon of Jordan Air Enterprises, Inc. of Niceville with a sponsorship plaque and appreciation for sponsoring Jordan Air U10 PAL soccer team Thursday, Nov. 7. CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm “POINTING THE WAY TO JESUS”www.iacdestin.org • 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin • 850-837-6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Services9:00am Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy Communion Nursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 3-7 11:01am Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion) Nursery & Sunday School providedYouth OutreachYouth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8:30pm • The Shed Hang out; engage; worship; growKidzNet Sept. 11-Nov. 20Wednesday Nights • 6:00-8:00pm Ages 3 years-5th grade Quilts raffle November will host a special display at the Niceville Library by the Flying Needles Quilt Guild. This group has joined together todesign and prepare quilts for the Quilts of Valor Foundation and will be donated to honor and comfort wounded warriors and veterans. The Flying Needles Quilt Guild is holding a raffle for the “Lone Star Salute” quilt. Tickets for the quiltwill be for sale at the library on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. through Nov. 21. Suggested donation is one ticket for $1 or six tickets $5. All proceeds fund charitable sewing of Quilts of Valor for Wounded Warrior. Winner will be drawn December 2013, need not be present to win. For more information call Sandra at 862-8588. Volunteers needed The 18th Annual “Animation in Motion” Christmas Display is seeking volunteers for the 2013 display. Interested parties please contact Debbie Lewis by call or text to 8655455. Visit thenicvevillechristmaslady.com for more info. Call to craft vendors Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida’s annual Yule of Yesteryear celebration is seeking craft vendors. The festival will be, Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For more info visit heritage-museum.org, or contact 678-2615 or info@heritage-museum.org. Fun for seniors Walton Okaloosa County Council on Aging Senior Program offers the following activities for people 60 and older Nov. 13-19. The Seminole Community Center, Cedar St. 833-9291, offers games on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave., 833-9291, offers various games and Wii bowling starting at 9:30 a.m. on weekdays. Give blood Wednesday, Nov. 13, First Baptist Church of Niceville, 622 Bayshore Drive from 2:306:30 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt. Valparaiso gardeners Valparaiso Garden Club will meet on Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. Bring items for a silent auction held each year to benefit scholarships, and plan to learn about gardening books and resources available at the library. Visitors and new members are welcome. For more information e-mail marieharrison@valp.net or visit the website at mariesgardenanddesign.com. BWB gardeners The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will hold their November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse on Bluewater Blvd. Our guest speaker will be Todd Wilkinson who is a natural resource specialist with Gulf South Research Corporation (GSRC). Guests and all are welcome. For more info, call Karen Williams at 897-5560. Seniors meet Twin Cities senior citizens club will meet Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Entre provided, please bring a covered dish to share. Good food, good fellowship and good fun. For more info call 543-0869. Historical program The Friends of the Niceville Library is sponsoring “History of Niceville’s CCC Camps,” presented by Elisa Mitchiner. 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NHS volleyball makes it to regional semi finalsThe Niceville Eagles volleyball team lost 3-0 Tuesday, Nov. 12 during a neutral tournament match against Chiles High School at the region semi finals, ending the season. Pictured, Kayla Henrie takes to the air to block the ball.Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Traveling soccer team takes crownFC Dallas U10G Red took the crown in their bracket at the Destin Soccer Rodeo on Oct. 20. Pictured, front row from left, Ally Dooley, Gillian Ley, Abby Dooley, Catherine Adams and Josey Dickerson. Back row from left, Makenzee Ely, Mia Normand, Sienna Stone, Megan Hague, Kerrstin Embry, Anabel Barbie and Coach Ashley Brown. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACONVFW Buddy campaign Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10090 will be distributing Buddy Poppies at Eglin on Nov. 14 and 16. The Buddy Poppy is the official memorial flower of the VFW and memorializes the men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice. All contributions received will be used strictly for the aid, assistance, relief and comfort of needy disabled or hospitalized veterans, members of the armed forces and their dependents and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans. Festive sweets Northwest Florida Ballet is hosting a Kingdom of Sweets Reception, an evening of wine and desserts to celebrate the opening night of the ballet’s 44th performance of “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Art Galleries, 100 McCracken Way, Niceville. Tickets will be available from the Northwest Florida Ballet office until Nov. 15 for $20 each. Call 664.7787 or stop by the studio to RSVP. Admittance to the event will be by RSVP only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Alcoholic beverages will be served at this event. As such, no individuals under 21 years of age will be permitted to attend. Hunger Games party The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite tweens and teens Nov. 15 from 2:15-5 p.m. to a special, interactive showing of “The Hunger Games” with live trivia and games throughout the movie. Popcorn will be served and prizes will be awarded, including a chance to win a movie ticket to a showing of “Catching Fire” of your choosing. Tweens under 13 must have a parent or guardian call in or attend. Sign up by calling 729-5406 or emailing eruff@valp.org. Ladies luncheon North West Florida Retired Officers Wives Club (NWFROWC) luncheon and program will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Eglin Bayview Club. Social Hour starts at 10:30 followed by lunch and program at 11:30 a.m. New members are welcome. Call: 651-0295 for reservations and information by Friday, Nov. 15. NFSO concert The “American Impressions” NFSO concert features sounds of both American and European composers, Saturday, Nov. 16, with guest artist Jeff Midkiff of Virginia. The NFSO will also perform Charles Ives’ “Central Park in the Dark,” and Antonin Dvok’s famous “New World Symphony.” Tickets are $22.50 each for adults and $16 each for active duty military and youth age 18 and younger and are available by phone or online from the Box Office at 729-6000 or mattiekellyartscenter.org. Author signing Philip Kent, author of Yeshua Ha Masiah (Jesus the Messiah) will be signing his book Saturday, Nov. 16, at Bayou Books, 1118 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, from 1-3 p.m. Sharing and Caring fundraiser There will be a “Kick-a -thon” Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to benefit Sharing and Caring at C.D Williamson Karate 1085 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville. The event is open to the public with free food, games and a bounce house for children. For more info call 729-1950. Audubon event change Choctawhatchee Audubon Society was forced to cancel the previously planned bird walk to Blackwater State Forest, due to illness. As an alternative, they have planned ‘Highlights of Niceville and Valparaiso,’ to see some of the lesser known good birding spots around the bayous of Choctawhatchee Bay. Please meet under the large oak tree in the parking lot of the former Food World at Oak Creek Shopping Center at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Remember to bring water, bug spray, appropriate clothing and closed shoes. Please direct any enquiries to Margaret Benner 678-6665. Suicide prevention Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the Emerald Coast “Out of the Darkness Community Walk” Nov. 16, Fort Walton Beach. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. The walk will be held at Beasley Park, Okaloosa Island at 9 a.m. To register, donate or to learn more, please visit outofthedarkness.org or call 888-333-2377. Audubon event There will be a tour of birding highlights in Niceville and Valparaiso Saturday, Nov. 16. Interested parties may meet at the former Food World building at 7:30 a.m. For more info, call Margaret Benner at 678-6665. Book signing St. Simon’s Episcopal Church Women will host author Charlene Grafton, on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall where she will speak about her book, “What’s in Your Genes?” A book signing will be available after the presentation. To register, please call St. Simon’s office at 244-8621. CD release concert Out of Darkness, the music ministry of Adam & Lori Ubowski, will be holding a concert to celebrate the release of their new album, stronghold, Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at The Parish Life Center in the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville. Admission is free with canned or dry good donation for the St. Vincent De Paul Society Food Pantry. For more info email contactus@outofdarknessmusic.comor visit www.outofdarknessmusic.com. Thanksgiving celebration Pastors Walter and Barbara Williams and the All God’s Children and the Living Word Worship Center, 40 S. John Sims Pkwy., of Valparaiso will have Friends and Family Day on Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served immediately following the service. All are invited. For more information contact the church at 678-7632 or at allgodschildrenministry@centurylink.net. Tea Party meets The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party and the Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee will hold a joint meeting on Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. This is a one-time change of venue. The speaker will be Charlie Minter on the Convention of the States to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution – how this can restore our broken Constitutional Republic and why it would not be a runaway convention. Democrats meet Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Nov. 18 at Democratic Headquarters, 60 Second St., suite. 305, Shalimar. Social time will be at 6 p.m., followed by the business at 6:30 p.m. The agenda will focus on winning in 2014. All democrats and friends are invited. For more information call Darlo Kiely at 609-3367. Food workshop Dr. Dean Jacks is having a free workshop on Nov. 18 at 6:15 p.m. at the office of Chiropractic Associates, 705 W. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, called “Foods That Fight Pain.” Call 678-8048 to reserve a seat. Embroiderers Guild meets The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America celebrates various forms of hand embroidery. The fall program continues with November meetings at the First United Methodist Church of Niceville, room 400. The day meeting is Monday, Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. to noon. Thenight group meets Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. 496-3466. Fundraising fun Twin Cities Woman’s Club is hosting a dessert Bunco with 50/50 raffle and silent auction on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Numerous door prizes will also be available. Tickets, which are $20 per person, sell out fast. Purchase by contacting Gail at 897-0460, or Virginia at 678-3187. All proceeds from this fund raising event will benefit the TCWC Community Fund. CALENDARFrom page B-2NHS runners advance to stateNiceville High School cross country traveled to Lake City for the second time this season, this time to compete in the 3A Regional Meet on Nov. 2. The NHS girls placed 5th and the boys placed 3rd and both will advance to the state meet. 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Eagles close regular season with a win, to play regional quarterfinal FridayBy Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Niceville High School Eagles had their last game of the regular season Friday night against the Jacksonville Bolles Bulldogs, and came out on top with a 42-34 victory that gave them an 8-1 record for the season, and some critical momentum heading into the post-season playoffs. Coming off of a disappointing loss against Crestview, and an exciting victory in the district shootout, the District Champs needed a game that would give their hurt players a little extra time to heal, and their back up players a little more practice, should they be needed in the playoffs. This “Senior Night” game provided just that. With Drew Frederic starting as quarterback, the Eagles slowly but surely found their momentum, and made serious improvement, especially on offense. 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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Local Veterans Day observances got off to an early start Monday as the Niceville Exchange Club held its 15th annual "One Nation Under God" Veterans Day Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m., at the Valparaiso AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. The speaker was Maj. Gen. Scott W. Jansson, the top weapons-development officer at Eglin Air Force Base. In his address, Jansson stressed the importance of honoring Americas veterans and assisting them as necessary with their transitions back to civilian life. We must not celebrate the great joys of our freedom, said the general, without remembering its price. He said Americans should remember and honor veterans as those who have sacrificed many of their own hopes and dreams for the sake of others. He quoted George Washington, who in his farewell to his troops at the end of the American Revolution had told the veterans of that war, You may expect considerable assistance from fellow Americans to resume civilian life. Jansson praised what he called the remarkable persistence of the Revolutionary War soldiers who endured and prevailed in that eight-year conflict. He also said that the current war in Afghanistan has now gone on for 12 years, and By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The board of directors of the Northwest Florida State College Foundation approved a slate of officers and a slate of directors for 2014-15. The NWFSC Foundation is the colleges fundraising organization. The slate of officers approved during a meeting Nov. 5 in Niceville are: president, Dewayne Youngblood, a banker; vice president, Scott Jackson, a Gulf Power executive; treasurer, Robin Wilson, a Chelco executive; secretary, Cristie Kedroski, who also serves as executive director. The board also approved the 2014-15 NWFSC Foundation slate of directors: Bart Fleet, a lawyer; Lois Lunderman, a dentist; Mitch Mongell, a hospital executive; Dale Peterson, a resort rental operator; Melissa Pilcher, a utilities manager; Tom Rice, a restaurateur; Fred Thomas, a businessman; Robin Wilson; and Dewayne Youngblood. The board-approved slates of officers and directors will be presented to the general foundation membership at its February 2014 annual meeting in Niceville. In other business, foundation directors heard a short briefing from Greg Dvorsick, a manager from the Blackrock investment management firm, who briefed foundation members on current By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The East Niceville Fire Commission has decided that it likes the health insurance the district has now, and it intends to keep it, swallowing a price increase of perhaps $10,000. During a meeting Nov. 4, the commissioners decided to stay with the fire districts current StarMark/TrustMark health care plan for firefighters and other employees. Commissioners reached their decision after considering quotes from StarMark, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Aetna. Of the plans considered, the current StarMark plan was offered at the lowest price, said Fire Commission Chairman Mike Marcolongo. Nevertheless, health insurance costs for the current year will still be significantly larger than in the past. Last year, said Fire Commissioner Ed Dunbar, health insurance cost the East Niceville fire district about $62,000. This year, he said, the district expects to pay about $72,000 more or less, with the exact amount depending largely on how many claims are filed during the year. Dunbar and Marcolongo said this years increase was not unexpected, as health care costs for the fire district have been going up steadily for the last several years. Dunbar said that the district had already budgeted about $79,000 to cover this years health insurance costs, based on earlier estimates of what the actual costs would turn out to be when final bids were received from insurance companies. He added that if there are few or no actual Thurs., 6:30 p.m. The Friends of the Niceville Library is sponsoring a free program, History of Nicevilles CCC Camps, presented by Elisa Mitchiner at the Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N. To reserve a seat call 279-4863 x1504 to reserve a seat. Fri., 2:15 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite tweens and teens to a special, interactive showing of The Hunger Games, rated PG13,with live trivia and games throughout the movie. Popcorn will be served and prizes will be awarded, including a chance to win a movie ticket to a showing of Catching Fire. Tweens under 13 must have a parent or guardian call in or attend. Sign up by calling 729-5406 or emailing Sat. 1-3 p.m. Philip Kent, author of Yeshua Ha Masiah (Jesus the Messiah), will sign his book at Bayou Book 1118 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Sat., 7:30 p.m. The American Impressions NFSO concert features sounds of both American and European composers with guest artist Jeff Midkiff of Virginia. The NFSO will also perform Charles Ives Central Park in the Dark, and Antonin Dvo ks famous New World Symphony. Tickets are $22.50 each for adults and $16 each for active duty military and youth age 18 and younger and are available by phone or online from the Box Office at 7296000 or mattiekellyartscenter.org. Calendar, B2, B-3 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 13, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts Please see MEDICAL, page A-5 Please see NOMINATES, page A-2 Police Blotter, page A-4 COMINGUPMedical costs jump for fire district Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithThe day was bright, but the mood subdued as residents of the Twin Cities gathered at Doolittle Park, Valparaiso, to honor the n ations veterans Monday, Nov. 11. Pictured, Webelos from Boy Scout Pack 52 place their wreath during the Presentation of Wreaths.Honoring those who servedFoundation nominates officers, hears investment reportAd boo-boo costs school district $700By Virginia Schreitmueller Beacon Correspondent An error in the Okaloosa County School Districts advertised notice of proposed tax increase won't affect the bottom line on property taxes for real estate owners, but it did cost taxpayers $700 to correct the mistake. During the Okaloosa County School Board organization meeting held Nov. 7 in Fort Walton Beach, the board approved a request for authorization to readvertise the fiscal year 2013-14 Final Budget and Millage Rate. Reading the agenda item, board chairman Rodney Walker commented that the request for re-advertising was a result of a technical error. The item was approved, without discussion. When asked after the meeting for clarification on the reason for the re-advertisement of the notice, the school districts chief financial officer, Rita Scallan, explained it was a result of an incorrect dollar amount listed under the line item posting for last years proposed tax levy. Despite the mistake, Scallan said it does not change or alter the amount of this years proposed tax levy included in the notice. The original ad contained the wrong dollar amount for last years tax levy, she said, but it is not used in calculating the proposed increase for this year. In Holding on to memoriesNew memories were forged at the inaugural "Miles of Memories" 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk, hosted by Superior Residences of Niceville, Sat., Nov. 9. Pictured, there was a special Memory Walk for less mobile residents to participate in. The event was held to benefit Alzheimer s Family Services, an affiliate of Covenant Hospice. Beacon photoGeneral: Welcome vets back to civilian life Please see VETS, page A-5 Maj. Gen. Scott Jansson, addressing a Veterans Day audience in Valparaiso Monday, spoke about the need to honor veterans and help them with their transitions back to civilian life.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Please see $700, page A-2 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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the original ad, the initially proposed tax levy from last years property tax was listed as $110,040,564; the actual amount that should have been listed was $108,926,385, she added. This year's levy is $112,078,030, up 2.8 percent from last year's actual levy of $109,017,629, according to district figures. That error meant the district violated the states Truth-InMillage guidelines, which contains specific requirements on these advertisements. Since the dollar amount was incorrect, the district is required by the Florida Department of Revenue to advertise the corrected information. The new ad is also required to contain a disclaimer that states, The previous notice placed by the Okaloosa County School District has been determined by the Department of Revenue to be in violation of the law, necessitating this second notice. The notice is required to contain three figures from last years property tax levy: the initially proposed tax levy, the amount of tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes, and the actual property tax levy. The initially proposed tax levy from the previous year is not used in the calculation for the current years tax levy, said Scallan. The error meant the school board not only had to re-advertise the budget, but also hold another public hearing on, and re-adopt the budget for, the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. That new hearing was scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Nov. 12, after the Beacon's press time. The district is required by law to advertise notice of intent to adopt a budget and millage rate. These advertisements must be placed in a newspaper of general paid circulation in the county, with the size, format, and placement strictly outlined by the Truth-In-Millage guidelines. These guidelines also require that public hearings on the issue be held not less than two days or more than five days after the day that the re-advertisement is first published. The corrected notice was to be published Nov. 8, as the millage rate and budget agenda items are set for vote at the boards monthly meeting. The original notice and corrected notice cost a total of $1,400 to publish. The organizational meeting spanned less than 10 minutes, focusing on general administrative issues such as establishing the 2014 school board meeting schedule, and electing a chair and vice chair for the board. Current board chairman, Walker, was retained as its chair. He has served on the board since 1994 and is currently serving his fifth term. Cathy Thigpen was voted in as the vice chair, replacing Cindy Frakes. Thigpen is in her fourth term on the board and has previously served as the vice chair twice, as well as board chairman from 2004-2007. Following the administrative meeting, the board held its monthly workshop session. The session serves as a means for board members to review agenda items up for discussion or vote at the next school board meeting. Board meetings are generally held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m., at the school district administration building in Fort Walton Beach. Due to the Veterans Day holiday, the second meeting in November was moved to a Tuesday evening. Workshop sessions are held the Thursday before the first board meeting of each month. These meetings are open to the public. The public can also view meeting agendas and briefing slides at the school districts web site. $700From page A-1economic trends and advised that the foundation put a slightly larger portion of its investments into such equities as stocks. Dvorsick said that despite the economic uncertainties that perplex the business world due to current turmoil within the federal government, The economy has improved, even though Main Street is not yet feeling it. He said that Federal Reserve interest rates are expected to remain low for at least a little longer, and that There is more confidence in the market. Many investors, he said, are starting to move away from safe investments such as bonds, toward such higher risk, but potentially higher return, equities as stocks. Dvorsick said some of the best investments currently available are in what he called cyclical industries that are likely to grow with the economy. These, he said, include industrial and financial stocks, as well as stocks of technological companies. He said that although interest rates are expected to remain low for the immediate future, he expects to see such rates increase during the next 2 to 7 years. Dvorsick said he did not mean to be blindly bullish, but that money goes where it is treated best, and at the present time, that means equities rather than bonds. He also said that there are current opportunities in the international stock market, particularly in Europe. Ray McGovern, a Foundation financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, agreed, saying that It will be challenging during the next two to three years to get meaningful return in the fixed income space. While supporting Dvorsicks recommendation to put a slightly higher proportion of the Foundations investments into equities, McGovern also cautioned that there remains considerable uncertainty in the world economy. For example, said McGovern, had the United States actually launched military attacks against the government of Syria, as seemed likely only a few weeks ago, that could have led to wider conflict in the Middle East, such as attacks by Syria against Israel. That, in turn, would probably have resulted in much higher oil prices, and a poorer economy throughout the world. Foundation directors also heard a briefing from Anne Southard, NWFSCs Interim Chief Academic Officer. Southard said that NWFSC is very committed to non-collegeready students. She said that community colleges such as NWFSC are the gateway to higher education for many students, and the key to improving their lives. She said an important part of NWFSCs program is the set of bachelors degrees currently offered by the college, including degrees in project management, nursing, education, and management & supervision. She also said the college offers a general education program enabling students to complete their first two years of college before transferring to larger four-year universities. She said current efforts are underway at NWFSC to make education more relevant, and to promote interest among students in STEMM subjects. 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This certication demonstrates our commitment to service and provides an assurance of quality awarded for a standard of practice followed by physicians, nurses, physical therapists and case managers who dedicate themselves to your care. Its why so many people place their trust in us for their knee and hip replacement surgeries. Page A-2 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 NICEVILLEHIGH SCHOOLThe Guidance Department invites parents and students to attend a Career & College Prep evening presentation. Introduce students and parents to post-secondary education options in the State of Florida. The overall goal is to provide a broad scope of information and knowledge that will be helpful to students and parents to better understand the many points to weigh for successful post-secondary career and college planning. For more information, call Niceville High School Guidance Department at 850-833-4114. 11THGRADE PRESENTATION Nov. 14, 6 p.m. in the Media Center AT NORTH LIGHT MARINA BIGFISHGRILL.NETMusic By:Dread Clampitt HeritageGrand Opening Celebration Enjoy delicious samples from Big Fish Grills new menu Legendary Marine & Sunrise will display everything from Luxury Yachts to Center Consoles, Cruisers and more...LIVE MUSIC! FRESH SEAFOOD! BOAT SHOW!Music By: Grand Opening Celebrat ion Grand Opening Celebrat G GHT LOCALL Y YY FA -GROWN F AR RE ILL. N NICEVILLE BIGFISHGRILL.NET, NICEVILLE FLORIDA NOMINATESFrom page A-1 $53 $63 $69 $75 $80 $90 $110 $142 $137 $140 $133 $117 $106 $109 $112 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014Fiscal year ended June 30 $0 $50 $100 $150Millions of $ In millions Schools tax levy seesaws Okaloosa County School District property tax levy, by fiscal year ended June 30 Please see OFFICERS, page A-3

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Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted-In memory of(850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com CorrectionsAn article Oct 30 about a meeting of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit incorrectly characterized the status of a proposal to spend up to $2,467 to update the MSBU website. The plan was tabled to allow time to solicit bids for the job. The article also misquoted MSBU consultant Darlane Landsberger concerning remarks she made during the meeting. She did not state that the MSBU has authority to require businesses within Bluewater Bay to maintain commercial signs along the community's streets. The city of Niceville has been awarded $25,000 from the Florida Defense Support Task Force. The money will allow for the development of computerized mapping to implement a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) with Eglin Air Force Base to prevent what a state news release called "possible encroachment" on the base by civilian activities in parts of nearby Niceville. The City of Niceville appreciates and is excited to receive the $25,000 grant," said Niceville Mayor Randall Wise. "Eglins mission is important to us, the state and nation. These funds will help us ensure that their boundaries are not compromised. Gov. Rick Scott said, This $25,000 investment for the Eglin Air Force Base will help make Floridas military and defense organizations more advanced and proactive. Its imperative that the men and women serving the Niceville community have the resources they need to expand their military and defense operations. Floridas Defense Support Task Force plays a critical role in furthering Floridas status as the most military friendly state in the nation, said Senate President Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican. As the sponsor of the initial Defense Support legislation and appropriations, Im pleased to see these funds used to assist Northwest Florida communities and businesses that go the extra mile for our military members and their families. State Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican, said, We are pleased that the City of Niceville is doing all it can to welcome the F-35 mission. The Florida Defense Support Task Force was created in 2011 with the mission to make recommendations to preserve and protect military installations, support the states position in research and development related to military missions and contracting, and improve the states military-friendly environment for service members, military families, military retirees and businesses that bring military and base-related jobs to the state. Additionally, these grants will strengthen Floridas military bases ahead of any potential U.S. Department of Defense realignment or closure actions. This will protect the more than $73 billion in economic impact and the nearly 760,000 jobs the defense industry infuses into Florida. Gray Swope, Florida Secretary of Commerce and president of Enterprise Florida, said, These grants are vital to our military and defense programs, and the local economies that rely on the operation of those facilities. By providing the necessary funding for the sectors development, jobs are created and Floridas workforce is strengthened by the skilled former military personnel who enter the employment market. Enterprise Florida, through its work with the Florida Defense Task Force, is committed to supporting our military and defense sector. Statewide, the Task Force awarded more than $2 million in grant initiatives to local community organizations supporting Florida military installations. These grants will be utilized to protect, preserve and enhance Floridas military missions and installations while maintaining Floridas reputation as the most military friendly state in the nation. The 2013-14 Florida Defense Support Task Force Grants have been awarded to seven projects that serve to protect military installations across the state. This year, awards were given to the National Simulation Center in Orlando, Clay County Development Authority (two projects), City of Niceville, Greater Pensacola Chamber, Tampa Bay Defense Alliance, and the Economic Development Alliance of Bay County. City of NicevilleA law recently passed by the city of Niceville sets boundaries of a "Military Influence Planning Area" (enclosed by dashed lines on map) within which the city may have added powers to regulate real estate development and transactions in accordance with recommendations by Eglin Air Force Base.Dennis Sherwood, NWFSCs Dean of Technical Education, agreed, saying that such educational efforts will help students find jobs in todays market. There are plenty of jobs in technical fields, he said, but added that education in some non-technical subjects, such as writing, is also necessary, as students must also develop the communication and customer relation skills they will need as they move upward in their careers, from strictly technical jobs into higher-level management responsibilities. OFFICERSFrom page A-2 SINCE1986WWW.BAYOUBOOKCOMPANY.COMOPEN: 9-6 MON.-SAT. 850-678-1593OAKCREEKSHOPPINGCENTER, NICEVILLEEnjoy a snowball ght INDOORS OR OUT! OPEN SUNDAYS Noon-5 p.m. Mayor Randall Wise$25K AF-related grant for cityMoney seen as preventing civilian encroachment on Eglin

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On Sept. 22, Valparaiso police responded to a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that an unknown person or persons struck the right front side of his vehicle with an unknown object. * On Oct. 4 Valparaiso police responded to a report that someone had stolen a class ring. The victim reported that she had dropped the ring while using a restroom, and the ring had rolled into another stall, occupied by another person. The victim waited for the other person to exit the stall before asking for her ring back, but the other person denied having seen the ring, which was then missing. Later, however, a bartender at the establishment where the incident took place reported finding the missing ring under a beer well, and returned it to the victim. * On Oct. 15, Valparaiso police responded to a report of a stolen trailer. It was reported sometime between on Oct. 15, an unknown person removed the trailer without permission. The missing trailer was reported to be a black 5 x 10 metal trailer with front and side rails that have expanded metal on them. The floor of the trailer has a wooden deck that is stained light gray with a large rear lifting metal gate. The victim reported that there is white and tan splattered paint on the fenders. The missing trailer displayed a Florida license plate: 7205JT. * On Oct. 16, Niceville police responded to a Niceville residence in reference to a vehicle burglary. The victim said that at about 10 p.m. on Oct. 15, she went out to her car to get a cigarette and make sure her windows were rolled up. She said there was nothing missing from her car at that time, but said she could not remember if she locked her doors or not. At 8 a.m. on Oct. 16, the victim went out to her car to get her credit cards so she could make payments on them. When she looked in the armrest storage area, she noticed her credit cards, four packs of cigarettes and a small pouch containing a Sunpass card were missing. * On Oct. 16 Valparaiso police responded to a reported vehicle theft at the Matador club. The victim reported that some time between 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, and 1:34 a.m. on Oct. 16, someone had removed his orange 1980 Jeep C-5 from the parking lot. The victim stated that he had left the key inside the vehicle and that the top was not installed. The missing vehicle is described as orange, with a beige interior and a Marine Corps license plate. It also has white painted wheels. * On Oct. 16, Valparaiso police responded to a complaint of burglary to a vehicle. The victim reported that an unknown person entered her unlocked vehicle and removed her wallet without her permission or knowledge. The victim reported that the wallet contained $600 in cash. Police found some latent fingerprints on the vehicle. * On Oct. 17, Niceville police responded to a report of a stolen rod and reel. The victim told police that he had gone into the Walmart and left his fishing reel on the back of his truck. When he returned to his truck, he noticed that his reel was then located in the vehicle parked next to his. He said he waited for the person that owned the other truck to come out of the store, and demanded his reel back. The other person gave him back his reel, and said that it had apparently been taken by a friend of his, who could not be located. No charges were pressed. * On Oct. 17, Niceville police responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim stated that he had left his truck unlocked the previous night and his new iPod was taken. * On Oct. 19, Niceville police received a complaint that a bicycle had been stolen from the Mullet Festival site sometime during the previous night. * On Oct. 19, Niceville police responded to Yacht Club Drive and Rana Lane in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, they observed a vehicle with fogged windows, and the vehicle was moving. Police stopped the vehicle and contacted a man and woman inside. Police reported that both subjects were seen putting on articles of clothing. Police obtained permission to search the vehicle and discovered some bags containing a green leafy substance, along with a syringe and spoon which appeared to have some residue on it. The items were seized and placed in evidence, and the two suspects were released. * On Oct. 19, Niceville police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol later located the missing vehicle on Interstate 10 near the 65 mile marker. * On Oct. 21, Enterprise Rent a Car reported to Valparaiso police that someone had removed a tire and wheel from one of their vehicles sometime over the weekend. The estimated value of the wheel is approximately $500. * On Oct. 21 an Okaloosa County deputy sheriff was dispatched to Ward Cove Drive in reference to a theft. He made contact with a victim who stated that an unknown person took her paddleboard from a boat that was anchored in the 300 block of Yacht Club Drive in Niceville. The missing paddleboard is a Woodpecker model with a bamboo like design on top. It was described as a 13foot white fiberglass racing type weighing approximately 38 pounds. The estimated retail value of the paddleboard is $1,400. * On Oct. 21, Niceville police responded to a report of a vehicle that had been broken into while parked near Gulf Power over the weekend. * On Oct. 22, Niceville police responded to a report of a house broken into and a dog taken. The victim stated that her door had been kicked in, and a TV, Blu-ray player, window air conditioner, sound bar and camera were taken. The victims dog, half pit bull and half Labrador retriever, was missing from the house, but was later found. * On Oct. 22, Niceville police responded to a report from a man who said that his girlfriend had bitten him. * On Oct. 22, Niceville police reported to a report that some racks had been stolen from a car. * On Oct. 24, Niceville police responded to a report of a theft. The victim reported the theft of some fishing equipment, two video cameras, a flashlight, and fishing and drivers licenses, valued at $530. * On Oct. 24, Niceville police responded to a report of a vehicle being vandalized near the Food Depot. The victim stated that unknown persons had attempted to pull some of the chrome off her vehicle. * On Oct. 24, Niceville police responded to a report of a stolen Weedeater. * On Oct. 25, Niceville police responded to a report of a man lying in the road, unresponsive. Police located the man in a wooded area, whom they reported to have been intoxicated, and that he apparently fell and hit his head on a tree branch when he attempted to walk out of the woods. The man, however, claimed to have been jumped by three teenage boys, who allegedly walked up behind him and hit him in the head. The man was transported to Twin Cities Hospital. * On Oct. 26 an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report in Niceville of a lost license tag. The victim reported that after returning from driving his trailer to Crestview and back to Niceville, he found that an unknown person had stolen the tag from his trailer. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails.Page A-4 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 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 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate 10Take 10% off your purchase of $50.00 or more. Must present coupon. Expires November 19, 2013. 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To schedule an appointment or learn more about what we can do for your skin call us at 877-231-DERM(3376).George vonHilsheimer, MD | Board-Certi ed Dermatologist Katie Showalter, PA-C | Certi ed Physician Assistant Anna Justi, PA-C | Certi ed Physician AssistantNICEVILLE CRESTVIEW FORT WALTON BEACHgulfcoastderm.comAcne Aging Skin Cellulite Dry Skin Eczema Excess Fat Excessive Sweating Facial Redness Forehead Furrows Frown Lines Fungal Infections Itching & Hives Melasma Moles Psoriasis Poison Ivy/Oak Rosacea Skin Cancer Spider/ Varicose Veins Sun-Damage Stings Unwanted Hair Wrinkles Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Nov. 1, 2013 through Nov. 7, 2013. 1 Structure Fire11 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn14 Other Emergency Calls 2 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME SR 85 N/SR 123.........................Good intent call.....................11/1/13....................09:15 SR 85 N/College.........................Good intent call.....................11/1/13....................13:02 Linden Ave..................................Medical..................................11/1/13....................14:02 N. Partin Dr.................................Medical..................................11/1/13....................15:03 22nd Street.................................Service call............................11/1/13....................23:49 Als Drive......................................Service call............................11/2/13....................07:05 Deer St........................................Medical..................................11/2/13....................11:37 SR 85 N......................................Good intent call.....................11/2/13....................11:49 Als Drive......................................Service call............................11/2/13....................12:16 22nd Street.................................Cancelled on scene..............11/2/13....................13:02 N. Partin Dr.................................Good intent call.....................11/2/13....................15:17 Als Drive......................................Medical..................................11/2/13....................15:36 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Cancelled on scene..............11/2/13....................18:53 N. Cedar/John Sims...................Vehicle crash.........................11/2/13....................22:45 Tala Way......................................Medical..................................11/2/13....................23:41 Howell Rd....................................Alarm activation....................11/3/13....................07:59 23rd Street..................................Cancelled on scene..............11/3/13....................08:17 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Cancelled on scene..............11/3/13....................12:47 Als Drive......................................Medical..................................11/3/13....................14:47 SR 85 N......................................Dumpster fire........................11/4/13....................06:09 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Structure fire..........................11/4/13....................16:54 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle fire.............................11/4/13....................16:57 22nd Street.................................Medical..................................11/4/13....................19:26 E. College Blvd...........................Medical..................................11/4/13....................20:07 Hudson Cir..................................Service call............................11/5/13....................00:12 Hudson Cir..................................Medical..................................11/6/13....................18:53 SR 85 N......................................Medical..................................11/6/13....................20:16 26th Street...................................Cancelled on scene..............11/6/13....................23:22 Twin Cities Blvd..........................Cancelled enroute................11/7/13....................10:49 Deer Street..................................Alarm activation....................11/7/13....................16:21 N. Partin Dr.................................Medical..................................11/7/13....................20:51 Weekly Safety Tip: Always store the gas cylinder to your gas grill outside away from structures and turn off the valve when not in use. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 1, 2013 through November 7, 2013. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................11/2/13....................11:29 Merchants Way...........................Medical..................................11/2/13....................11:42 Glen Eagles Dr............................Medical..................................11/2/13....................12:31 Hwy. 20/Range Rd......................Dispatched & cancelled........11/2/13....................18:26 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................11/2/13....................18:47 Bluewater Blvd............................Vehicle accident....................11/3/13....................02:43 White Point Rd............................Medical..................................11/3/13....................06:29 Carriage Ln./Destin.....................Dispatched & cancelled........11/3/13....................10:58 Hickory St....................................Public assist..........................11/3/13....................21:34 Meadowbrook Ct.........................Medical..................................11/4/13....................05:59 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................11/4/13....................06:48 N. White Point Rd.......................Dispatched & cancelled........11/4/13....................12:56 Merchants Way...........................Medical..................................11/4/13....................14:23 John Sims Pkwy..........................Electrical wiring.....................11/4/13....................16:57 Wren Way....................................Medical..................................11/5/13....................00:03 E. Hwy. 20....................................Medical..................................11/5/13....................12:23 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................11/5/13....................14:15 Muirfield Way...............................Medical..................................11/6/13....................00:23 Antiqua Way................................Dispatched & cancelled........11/6/13....................06:59 Merchants Way...........................Medical..................................11/6/13....................09:41 Hickory St....................................Public assist..........................11/6/13....................11:24 Balmoral Dr..................................Public assist..........................11/6/13....................11:29 N. Curacao Cove........................Medical assist.......................11/6/13....................13:04 SR 293/N. 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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 13, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Specializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair Mohs Micrographic Surgery General & Pediatric Dermatology Evaluaons Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvena on DR. SCOTTBEALSBoard Certified American Board of Dermatology 4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101, Niceville 850.897.7546 #1 Trusted Practice on the Emerald Coast No experience needed Fun and compe on emphasized Build self-con dence and learn self-defenseREQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE: Wrestling Shoes & Shorts USA Membership (obtain online at www. FAWA.com) FOR MORE INFORMATION: Coach Geselter 850.279.4640 A er 6 p.m. or 224.619.2679 Coaches are USA Wrestling Cer ed Prac ce every Tuesday & Thursday Now through March 1, 2014 Elementary, 5 6:15 p.m. Middle School, 6:30 8 p.m. Niceville High School Wrestling Room (across from so ball eld) Cost $1002013-2014 USA Wrestling Chartered Club 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks)EYEWEAR UNLIMITED Everything Eyewear, Everything Eyecare!EYEGLASSES Complete set of plas c, single vision lenses and frames from a select group Same day service (in most cases) We accept all doctors prescripons Yardword When you loose them When you sit on them When the dog eats themEyewear Excellence since 1970Charles Henriott Owner & Optician 35 years experience 678-0099 678-6211Call for an appointment todayDr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18 NEED A2NDPAIRof GLASSES? I work at a hospital, and everyone is getting covered for maternity, even the men. I ve spoken with some people who will have coverage for the first time, and others whose coverage is going up or being canceled. So, who knows? I expect to be worse off. The cost is killing me now, and I expect it to go up. The cost of tests and other medical procedures will go up as well. I m on Medicare now. I have not heard good things about Obamacare, and applying for it is nearly impossible. It might be better in about five years, but I wouldn t want to touch it now.Do you expect to be better or worse off after the national affordable health care act takes full effect on January 1?My insurance premium has already gone up. I just got the notice this week. I m retired military, and covered by TriCare, which is not currently expected to change. The company where I work, however, has a premium plan, and will have to pay a penalty for providing too much coverage. A lot worse. Our drug copays have already gone up, and we re waiting to hear from Blue Cross/Blue Shield we expect bad news. But we ll survive somehow, as long as we have the Lord in our lives. Location: Kmart THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithTodd Hanning, 49, Niceville, business developer Jane Hayes, 46, Crestview, hospital registrar Noelle Stevens, 45, Niceville, self-employed house cleaner Donna Scott, 50, Sandestin, nurse Lisa Cofer, 57, Shalimar, pharmacist James Ward, 82, Crestview, retired What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. claims filed during the coming year, the districts agreement with StarMark calls for the district to receive a rebate from the company. One part of the expected cost increase, said Dunbar, will be a fee of $5.25 per month, per person covered, to enable StarMark to pay a new reinsurance assessment fee required by the federal Affordable Health Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, which will take full effect Jan. 1. He said the fire district insures nine employees, plus their family members, for a total of 20 people. In other business during the meeting, Assistant Fire Chief David Birch briefed commissioners on recent and upcoming activities of the fire control district. He said October was a relatively quiet month in the district, with only a couple of small fires. He added, however, that November is the beginning of the fire districts busy season. With the approach of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, Birch said, emergency calls are expected to increase, particularly as the result of cooking fires and assorted medical emergencies that tend to coincide with each years holiday season. Birch also said that the East Niceville district is using some software obtained from the City of Niceville to precisely map the GPS locations of all the fire hydrants in the district. Once this is done, he said, firefighters responding to fires will be able to quickly pinpoint the location of nearby hydrants by accessing maps on tablet computers. The next meeting of the East Niceville fire commission is scheduled for 7 PM, Monday, December 9, at the East Niceville fire station located at 1709 East 27th Street. Information about the East Niceville fire district may be obtained by phoning 678-2311. MEDICALFrom page A-1asked his audience Can we owe any less? to our present-day veterans than earlier Americans did to theirs. Modern veterans, said the general, have the same needs as their predecessors from earlier conflicts. They need jobs and a livelihood, he said, and a community that understands and is ready to help meet those needs, especially the needs of veterans who have suffered physical and mental injuries. Veterans, the general said, know what it means to stand guard in the chill of night while others sleep, and to endure hardship in the defense of freedom. The general said that the war in Afghanistan, which once was the focus of public attention, has gradually receded from public consciousness and become a forgotten war much like the Korean War was in nearly 1950s. He urged his listeners to remember those who are currently serving and those who have served in previous conflicts. He said that the last surviving American veteran of World War I, Army Corporal Frank Buckles, died two years ago. Today, he said, there are about 22 million veterans alive in the United States. These, he said, include about 1.7 million surviving veterans of World War II, 2.3 million veterans of the Korean War, 7.4 million veterans of the Vietnam War, 2.2 million Gulf War veterans, as well as veterans of the Cold War, the current global war on terror, and other conflicts. As he mentioned each of the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries, he asked for veterans of those conflicts to briefly stand and be recognized. Todays veterans, said the general, sought neither fortune nor fame. They fought to defend the freedom we cherish so much. Veterans, said Jansson, should be welcomed home as what they arean essential and crucial part of our American family. God bless our veterans and God bless our United States of America. Jansson is the Air Force program executive officer for weapons and director of the Armament Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base. He is responsible for the planning and execution of all life cycle activities for nonnuclear air-delivered munitions. His portfolio also includes numerous other legacy weapons and ammunition; combat training systems; threat emitters for test and training purposes; and aerial targets including the QF-4 and QF-16 drones. Jansson received his commission upon graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1984. He has held a number of acquisition and sustainment engineering, program management, staff, and command positions for Air Force air and space systems. He has served as a group commander and system program manager for the F-16 program, a wing commander for two wings and as a vice commander for the Ogden Air Logistics Center. Prior to his current assignment, which he took earlier this year, Jansson served as the Commander, DLA Aviation, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency. VETSFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Bluewater Bay DentalThe saving grace of dental implantsDr. Olivier Broutin believes that when he creates relationships based on trust in his dental practice, he and his team can offer the best solutions to his patients. He knows that people who are suffering the discomfort and embarrassment of losing a tooth feel like there's no hope and the only answer is wearing a bridge or dentures forever. Having a tooth extracted can be a devastating experience. It affects how you look, speak, eat, and feel about yourself. What many people do not know is that losing a tooth can also begin a domino effect of ill health and aging. The negative results go far deeper than what you see on the surface. When a tooth is extracted, another process begins under the surface the loss of bone. As soon as a tooth is lost, the bone that held it in place begins to deteriorate up to 25 percent of bone mass is lost the first year! This bone is so essential to the structure and balance of your smile and your face, that without it, your lips will look thinner, your nose longer, you will lose more teeth and will very likely develop TMJ disorder. It doesn't have to be that way. Dental implants provide better health, appearance, and lasting benefits for patients who have lost a tooth. Dr. Broutin is excited to offer this amazing technology to his patients. A dental implant is a relatively simple innovation. A Titanium rod is inserted into the bone where the tooth s root used to be. Because Titanium is biocompatible, it becomes one with the bone and essentially becomes a part of your mouth. This keeps the bone living and stimulated, prevents further tooth loss and keeps your face youthfully supported. The technology is both safe and proven over a million implants are inserted every year and the results are incredible. The teeth surrounding the implant are less likely to decay, require root canals or be lost because of a lack of bone support. And the implant itself is not affected by cavities or periodontal disease. Dental Implants are a compelling option for patients of almost any age, and Dr. Broutin has seen remarkable success rates. He believes in offering the best possible dental treatments that give his patients beauty, comfort and function. The main focus of Dr. Broutin and his staff is to take care of every aspect of their patient's dental health. "I can t emphasize enough how important it is for people to realize that bone starts deteriorating the very moment a tooth is lost. Bridging it over or using a traditional denture doesn t stop the loss. An implant or implant supported denture can. That s powerful. It s the fascinating science of dentistry. For more information about Dr. Olivier Broutin and the benefits of implant dentistry, call (850) 897-4488 or visit www.BluewaterBayDentist.com. Dr. Olivier Broutin Advertising Feature Crowns & Bridges Fillings & Partials Dentures Root Canals Extractions Implants EmergenciesNOW OFFERING - Botox Juvederm Invisalign Conscious Sedation897-4488 www.BluewaterBayDentist.com Merchants Walk Ste 101 NicevilleOlivier Broutin, D.M.D. Accepting New Patients*Minimum fee only for ADA code D9972 OFFEREXPIRES 11/30/13 TEETH WHITENING$199* BAYAREAPSYCHOLOGICALCONSULTANTSBenshoof & Tallman, P.A.www.BayAreaPsychConsult.com 850.729.0303 | 1417 N. PARTINDRIVE, STE. ONE helping you navigate through life Linda Hartman, LMFT Offering individual, marital, and family therapy. In network with BCBS, Tricare, Cigna, and Aetna. 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.comHOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri. 11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. 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Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMost Insurances Accepted ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN All ages enjoy Miles of MemoriesThe weather was perfect Saturday for the 200 plus participants at the "Miles of Memories" 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk, an event held to benefit Alzheimer s Family Services, an affiliate of Covenant Hospice. Hosted by Superior Residences of Niceville, all ages participated in the event. Beacon photo

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Claire Gunter ,a student at Rocky Bayou Christian School, was recently named a winner for the prestigious Wendys High School Heisman Award. She was chosen for excellence in academics, athletics and community leadership. She will move on to the next round of judging to compete for the coveted National award. Additionally, the Pensacola Sports Association has selected senior Claire to participate in the 2013 Pensacola Sports Association High School All-Star Volleyball Game Tuesday, Nov. 19. This selection provides her with the opportunity to be recognized by her community for her accomplishments. *** Tyler Paskell a student at Rocky Bayou Christian School, was recently named a winner for the prestigious Wendys High School Heisman Award. He was chosen for excellence in academics, athletics and community leadership and will move on to the next round of judging to compete for the coveted National award. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Niceville are fighting the effects of poverty using needles, thread and material scraps to create quilts. The quilters are helping Lutheran World Relief, a program which collected 500,000 quilts in 2013 to send to impoverished people around the world. St. Pauls contributed 128 of these quilts, up from 95 contributed the previous year. Their quilting production is right on track in 2014 with 193 quilts already finished this year. The relief program began sending the homemade bed coverings overseas in 1945 to help families cope in post-World War II Europe. Since then, the quilt has become a hallmark project and a favorite ministry among Lutheran congregations. Lutheran World Relief sends approximately 400,000 quilts yearly. For the impoverished people that receive them, a quilt can serve many purposes. It can be a shelter against the cold, a cloak, a room divider in a refugee camp, a sunshade, a windbreak or a soft place to lay your head. Some are distributed to hospitals where patients own absolutely nothing. LWR hopes that the quilts send an affirming message to a person living in poverty; you are not alone. The St. Paul Lutheran Church quilting group meets the third weekend of each month on Friday and Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Visitors and donations of materials are always welcome. Materials accepted include unwanted fabric, sheets, blankets, mattress pads, bedspreads and upholstery samples, which become recycled into original works of fabric art that are as functional as they are beautiful. 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 1 1 3 3 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Whos News Niceville artist is People s ChoiceLocal artist, Kathleen Schumacher, of Niceville, was awarded the People s Choice Award at the 18th Annual Mattie Kelly Festival of the Arts Oct. 26-27 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Over 100 juried fine artists from around the nation showcased their original art. Kathleen specializes in heavy textured works painted with palette knives using oil paints. Her paintings can be seen at schumacherfineart.com. Lewis School musicians selected for All StateLewis School 8th graders Tacy and Andrew Coln were selected by audition to join the Florida All-State Band. They will be traveling to Tampa in January to perform in this prestigious ensemble. This is Tacy s second consecutive year, and Andrew s first to be selected for AllState Band. Lewis was one of only two middle schools in Okaloosa County to have students selected. Claire Gunter Tyler Paskell Lutheran group patches up poverty with quilts The quilts are displayed, hanging over the pews at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Niceville the Sunday before they are sent to impoverished nations around the world. The women behind the needle, from left seated, Linda Holmes, Kathy Sims, Darlene Anderson, Brigitte Dzimitrowicz and Susan Woodcock. Pictured standing, Donna Thurow, Pat Solarz, Beverly Roberts, Linda Zemba, Joy Hock, Betty Benson, Nancy Slighter, Marlene Reinke, Lorraine Slauson and Jo Soman. 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 K3-12 ENROLLMENT OPEN HOUSEWednesday, November 20, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM Rocky Bayou Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnicity in the admissions of students per USC 2000d. Rocky Bayou Christian Schools Welcome Wednesday 2013

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 THEBAYBEACON NHS student wins with artTyler Gaedecke from Niceville High school won first place at the Destin Festival of the Arts, Oct. 26-27, for his piece Camerabot done in color pencil The show included a collaborative tent for high school students from Okaloosa County. Ground broken for community gardenThe Valparaiso and Niceville Garden Clubs and Trustees from the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida broke ground on a community garden during the Viva Florida 500 Festival in Perrine Park on Saturday, Oct. 26.Pictured from left, Gordon King, Tony Shipley, Diane Kelley, Vandy VelaSchneidt, Marie Harrison, Brenda Jordan, Linda Henderson, Marion Bushey andMary McCann. Soccer team says thanksJoel Strickland presented Cheryl Jordon of Jordan Air Enterprises, Inc. of Niceville with a sponsorship plaque and appreciation for sponsoring Jordan Air U10 PAL soccer team Thursday, Nov. 7. CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm POINTING THE WAY TO JESUSwww.iacdestin.org 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin 850-837-6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Services9:00am Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy Communion Nursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 3-7 11:01am Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion) Nursery & Sunday School providedYouth OutreachYouth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8:30pm The Shed Hang out; engage; worship; growKidzNet Sept. 11-Nov. 20Wednesday Nights 6:00-8:00pm Ages 3 years-5th grade Quilts raffle November will host a special display at the Niceville Library by the Flying Needles Quilt Guild. This group has joined together todesign and prepare quilts for the Quilts of Valor Foundation and will be donated to honor and comfort wounded warriors and veterans. The Flying Needles Quilt Guild is holding a raffle for the Lone Star Salute quilt. Tickets for the quiltwill be for sale at the library on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. p.m. and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. through Nov. 21. Suggested donation is one ticket for $1 or six tickets $5. All proceeds fund charitable sewing of Quilts of Valor for Wounded Warrior. Winner will be drawn December 2013, need not be present to win. For more information call Sandra at 862-8588. Volunteers needed The 18th Annual Animation in Motion Christmas Display is seeking volunteers for the 2013 display. Interested parties please contact Debbie Lewis by call or text to 8655455. Visit thenicvevillechristmaslady.com for more info. Call to craft vendors Heritage Museum of Northwest Floridas annual Yule of Yesteryear celebration is seeking craft vendors. The festival will be, Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. p.m. For more info visit heritage-museum.org, or contact 678-2615 or info@heritage-museum.org. Fun for seniors Walton Okaloosa County Council on Aging Senior Program offers the following activities for people 60 and older Nov. 13-19. The Seminole Community Center, Cedar St. 833-9291, offers games on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave., 833-9291, offers various games and Wii bowling starting at 9:30 a.m. on weekdays. Give blood Wednesday, Nov. 13, First Baptist Church of Niceville, 622 Bayshore Drive from 2:306:30 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt. Valparaiso gardeners Valparaiso Garden Club will meet on Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. Bring items for a silent auction held each year to benefit scholarships, and plan to learn about gardening books and resources available at the library. Visitors and new members are welcome. For more information e-mail marieharrison@valp.net or visit the website at mariesgardenanddesign.com. BWB gardeners The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will hold their November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse on Bluewater Blvd. Our guest speaker will be Todd Wilkinson who is a natural resource specialist with Gulf South Research Corporation (GSRC). Guests and all are welcome. For more info, call Karen Williams at 897-5560. Seniors meet Twin Cities senior citizens club will meet Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Entre provided, please bring a covered dish to share. Good food, good fellowship and good fun. For more info call 543-0869. Historical program The Friends of the Niceville Library is sponsoring History of Nicevilles CCC Camps, presented by Elisa Mitchiner. The free program will be held at the Niceville Community Center at 204 Partin Dr. N. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Niceville Library at 279-4863 x1504 to reserve a seat.You can find more info on Mitchiners website at boggyflorida.com/Niceville. Aglow meets The Aglow speaker for November will be Prophet Bill Lackie, an advisor for the NW FL Area Aglow. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30 with the meeting at 10 a.m. For more information contact Robin Williamson at 862-4867 or Debra Kearney at 678-7213. 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 Rocky athletes win awardRocky Bayou Christian Academy is pleased to announce the students that were awarded the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Go the Distance Award based upon their teamwork, integrity, service and excellence. 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NHS volleyball makes it to regional semi finalsThe Niceville Eagles volleyball team lost 3-0 Tuesday, Nov. 12 during a neutral tournament match against Chiles High School at the region semi finals, ending the season. Pictured, Kayla Henrie takes to the air to block the ball.Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Traveling soccer team takes crownFC Dallas U10G Red took the crown in their bracket at the Destin Soccer Rodeo on Oct. 20. Pictured, front row from left, Ally Dooley, Gillian Ley, Abby Dooley, Catherine Adams and Josey Dickerson. Back row from left, Makenzee Ely, Mia Normand, Sienna Stone, Megan Hague, Kerrstin Embry, Anabel Barbie and Coach Ashley Brown. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACONVFW Buddy campaign Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10090 will be distributing Buddy Poppies at Eglin on Nov. 14 and 16. The Buddy Poppy is the official memorial flower of the VFW and memorializes the men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice. All contributions received will be used strictly for the aid, assistance, relief and comfort of needy disabled or hospitalized veterans, members of the armed forces and their dependents and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans. Festive sweets Northwest Florida Ballet is hosting a Kingdom of Sweets Reception, an evening of wine and desserts to celebrate the opening night of the ballets 44th performance of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Art Galleries, 100 McCracken Way, Niceville. Tickets will be available from the Northwest Florida Ballet office until Nov. 15 for $20 each. Call 664.7787 or stop by the studio to RSVP. Admittance to the event will be by RSVP only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Alcoholic beverages will be served at this event. As such, no individuals under 21 years of age will be permitted to attend. Hunger Games party The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite tweens and teens Nov. 15 from 2:15-5 p.m. to a special, interactive showing of The Hunger Games with live trivia and games throughout the movie. Popcorn will be served and prizes will be awarded, including a chance to win a movie ticket to a showing of Catching Fire of your choosing. Tweens under 13 must have a parent or guardian call in or attend. Sign up by calling 729-5406 or emailing eruff@valp.org. Ladies luncheon North West Florida Retired Officers Wives Club (NWFROWC) luncheon and program will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Eglin Bayview Club. Social Hour starts at 10:30 followed by lunch and program at 11:30 a.m. New members are welcome. Call: 651-0295 for reservations and information by Friday, Nov. 15. NFSO concert The American Impressions NFSO concert features sounds of both American and European composers, Saturday, Nov. 16, with guest artist Jeff Midkiff of Virginia. The NFSO will also perform Charles Ives Central Park in the Dark, and Antonin Dvoks famous New World Symphony. Tickets are $22.50 each for adults and $16 each for active duty military and youth age 18 and younger and are available by phone or online from the Box Office at 729-6000 or mattiekellyartscenter.org. Author signing Philip Kent, author of Yeshua Ha Masiah (Jesus the Messiah) will be signing his book Saturday, Nov. 16, at Bayou Books, 1118 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, from 1-3 p.m. Sharing and Caring fundraiser There will be a Kick-a -thon Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to benefit Sharing and Caring at C.D Williamson Karate 1085 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville. The event is open to the public with free food, games and a bounce house for children. For more info call 729-1950. Audubon event change Choctawhatchee Audubon Society was forced to cancel the previously planned bird walk to Blackwater State Forest, due to illness. As an alternative, they have planned Highlights of Niceville and Valparaiso, to see some of the lesser known good birding spots around the bayous of Choctawhatchee Bay. Please meet under the large oak tree in the parking lot of the former Food World at Oak Creek Shopping Center at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Remember to bring water, bug spray, appropriate clothing and closed shoes. Please direct any enquiries to Margaret Benner 678-6665. Suicide prevention Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the Emerald Coast Out of the Darkness Community Walk Nov. 16, Fort Walton Beach. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. The walk will be held at Beasley Park, Okaloosa Island at 9 a.m. To register, donate or to learn more, please visit outofthedarkness.org or call 888-333-2377. Audubon event There will be a tour of birding highlights in Niceville and Valparaiso Saturday, Nov. 16. Interested parties may meet at the former Food World building at 7:30 a.m. For more info, call Margaret Benner at 678-6665. Book signing St. Simons Episcopal Church Women will host author Charlene Grafton, on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall where she will speak about her book, Whats in Your Genes? A book signing will be available after the presentation. To register, please call St. Simons office at 244-8621. CD release concert Out of Darkness, the music ministry of Adam & Lori Ubowski, will be holding a concert to celebrate the release of their new album, stronghold, Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at The Parish Life Center in the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville. Admission is free with canned or dry good donation for the St. Vincent De Paul Society Food Pantry. For more info email contactus@outofdarknessmusic.comor visit www.outofdarknessmusic.com. Thanksgiving celebration Pastors Walter and Barbara Williams and the All Gods Children and the Living Word Worship Center, 40 S. John Sims Pkwy., of Valparaiso will have Friends and Family Day on Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served immediately following the service. All are invited. For more information contact the church at 678-7632 or at allgodschildrenministry@centurylink.net. Tea Party meets The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party and the Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee will hold a joint meeting on Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. This is a one-time change of venue. The speaker will be Charlie Minter on the Convention of the States to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution how this can restore our broken Constitutional Republic and why it would not be a runaway convention. Democrats meet Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Nov. 18 at Democratic Headquarters, 60 Second St., suite. 305, Shalimar. Social time will be at 6 p.m., followed by the business at 6:30 p.m. The agenda will focus on winning in 2014. All democrats and friends are invited. For more information call Darlo Kiely at 609-3367. Food workshop Dr. Dean Jacks is having a free workshop on Nov. 18 at 6:15 p.m. at the office of Chiropractic Associates, 705 W. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, called Foods That Fight Pain. Call 678-8048 to reserve a seat. Embroiderers Guild meets The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America celebrates various forms of hand embroidery. The fall program continues with November meetings at the First United Methodist Church of Niceville, room 400. The day meeting is Monday, Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. to noon. The night group meets Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. 496-3466. Fundraising fun Twin Cities Womans Club is hosting a dessert Bunco with 50/50 raffle and silent auction on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Numerous door prizes will also be available. Tickets, which are $20 per person, sell out fast. Purchase by contacting Gail at 897-0460, or Virginia at 678-3187. All proceeds from this fund raising event will benefit the TCWC Community Fund. CALENDARFrom page B-2NHS runners advance to stateNiceville High School cross country traveled to Lake City for the second time this season, this time to compete in the 3A Regional Meet on Nov. 2. The NHS girls placed 5th and the boys placed 3rd and both will advance to the state meet. 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The Regional Quarterfinal will begin at 7:30 at Niceville High School Friday, Nov. 15. EAGLESFrom page B-4

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Eagles close regular season with a win, to play regional quarterfinal FridayBy Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Niceville High School Eagles had their last game of the regular season Friday night against the Jacksonville Bolles Bulldogs, and came out on top with a 42-34 victory that gave them an 8-1 record for the season, and some critical momentum heading into the post-season playoffs. Coming off of a disappointing loss against Crestview, and an exciting victory in the district shootout, the District Champs needed a game that would give their hurt players a little extra time to heal, and their back up players a little more practice, should they be needed in the playoffs. This Senior Night game provided just that. With Drew Frederic starting as quarterback, the Eagles slowly but surely found their momentum, and made serious improvement, especially on offense. 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