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The Bay beacon
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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commissioners agreed on a twoyear extension of the county’s monopoly on all ambulance transportation, including nonemergency trips which private companies handle elsewhere. The commission also granted permission for a Raintree Estates property owner to build a driveway on his property, approved initial steps toward creating a Veterans Park on Okaloosa Island, and established a “restricted aircraft zone” to prevent tourist helicopters from landing or taking off in or near the East Pass between Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico near Destin Harbor. The ambulance agreement was part of the “consent agenda” presented during the Nov. 19 county commission meeting in Fort Walton Beach. The consent agenda consists of those items on the meeting agenda which are usually routinely approved by commissioners with little or no discussion during the meeting. Okaloosa County Ordinance 93-45 governs ambulance standards within the county, and requires that any ambulance By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso Planning Commission voted unanimously Nov. 19 to recommend to the city commission that the municipal historical district surrounding the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and Perrine Park be abolished in order to encourage private development. The planners also discussed, but tabled, a recommendation to rezone properties on both sides of John Sims Parkway from the Eglin Air Force Base East Gate to Toms Bayou, from Residential (R-1) to Light Commercial (C1). Many but not all properties along the east side of John Sims Parkway are already zoned C-1, while most property along the other side of the city’s main thoroughfare is zoned R-1. During the meeting, planning commission Chairman Tom Browning explained his reason for recommending that the historical district designation be abolished. The district, he said, contains nothing of actual historical significance to the city. Browning said the area was originally established because that neighborhood had a view of the old Valparaiso Inn, which burned down years ago and has been replaced by townhomes, so that whatever historical value the inn may have had is now gone. The remaining properties in the area, he said, are mostly older houses, which have no actual historical value other than their age. The historical district is centered on a block-long strip in Valparaiso's former downtown, an area that includes the Heritage Museum on Westview Avenue, and some other commercial type buildings, some of which are still in use, while some are empty. Abolishing the district designation, he said, would allow the owners of properties in the area more leeway to improve their 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 27, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Please see PANEL, page A-4 Please see COUNTY, page A-4 Police Blotter, page A-6 Beacon Staff Writer The Heritage Museum of Northwest Floiida has started an effort to commemorate the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp established in Niceville in 1933. Niceville was home to a temporary CCC camp, located at the current site of Edge Elementary School, and later a permanent camp across State Road 85 near the current site of the Jackson Guard. The CCC was a federal government program operated from 1933 to 1942 under President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal," during the Great Depression, to hire unemployed, unmarried men ages 18-25 as labor in projects to conserve America's natural resources. Workers began arriving in Niceville May 19, 1933, and established the temporary camp on what was then the Niceville High School grounds, now Edge Elementary. A total of 212 men, including 40 locals, enrolled at the camp. Many of the men almost immediately began working on projects to conserve the Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithThe students at Wellspring Performing Arts Christian School in Niceville celebrated Thanksgiving early on Nov. 20. Students, t heir families and guests were invited to the meal at the school on Redwood Avenue. Pictured, students Genesis Cook and Kirstin Ford enjoy the festivities and feast. Winn-Dixie of Bluewater Bay donated the majority of the meal.Giving thanksCounty extends medical transport monopolyDepression-era work camp remembered Eagles soar closer to stateNiceville High School cheerleaders had plenty to cheer about Friday as the Eagles took another step closer to state by beating Tallahassee Lincoln, 38-17, at home, in the District 1-7A football semifinals. Niceville advances to the regional finals with a home game against Neptune Beach Fletcher this Friday. Story, B-4.Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonFri., 6-9 p.m. The ‘Christmas Lady’s’ 18th annual holiday display opens in the former Food World building, 1104 E. John Sims Parkway in the Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville. The free show runs nightly until through Dec. 27. Sun., 2 p.m. The Twin Cities Elks Lodge with the Crestview Elks, will pay respects to departed members in a memorial service The service will be held in the Twin Cities Lodge, 224 Seminole Avenue, Valparaiso. 729-3557. Mon. 6:30 p.m. The December meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services Building, room 132. A speaker will describe how Apple programs work together. 862-3327. Mon.,6 p.m. The computerized ‘ Geek Lights ’ holiday display begins at Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Way in Bluewater Bay and runs nightly through Jan. 5. Shows start on the hour and half hour. Calendar, B2 COMING UP Panel would end historic-district rules Beacon photoThe Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, is seeking to boost its public profile following a decline in county funding.Battling funding woes, museum eyes moveBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valparaiso has had a rough fiscal year as county funding has fallen from $50,000 in past years to $8,800 this year. During the 42-year-old institution's annual membership meeting Nov. 21 at the museum in Valparaiso, finances and a possible move to Niceville were topics. While new memberships and renewals are up, the board of trustees is taking a proactive approach to assure the future of the privately operated, nonprofit history museum. “Our assets are diminishing,” said Vice Chair of Finance Steve Czonstka. “We are in good financial shape presently . thanks to total support of the community. Bottom line is we need more participation, more donations.” To reduce the financial impact from loss of county funding, the museum has taken measures to manage assets in a way that maximizes benefits Please see MUSEUM, page A-3 Please see CAMP, page A-3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent A recent meeting of the Northwest Florida State College Board of Trustees was held at the college’s branch campus in Crestview, where trustees began their meeting by hearing a briefing from Crestview Center Director Patrice A. Williams. Williams told the trustees that enrollment at the Crestview center is about 1,200 students. Williams said this makes the Crestview center the third busiest of Niceville-based NWFSC’s seven campuses. Among improvements currently underway at the Crestview center, said Williams, is the addition of some new computers expected during the coming year. Also, she said, there will be some improvements to the student lounge at the center, to include new paint and furnishings. Williams said the Crestview center is also increasing some of its course offerings, to include courses in art history, management, and a new noncredit Prime Time computer course for senior citizens. Williams said she plans improvements in instructional technology, such as adding new video screens for presenting information in classrooms. She also said that she is trying to come up with a plan for improving the crowded parking situation at the Crestview center. “Something will have to be done,” she said. “I often can’t find a parking place here myself.” Williams also said that she hopes to improve the availability of food service, possibly by contracting for mobile food carts to visit the campus. Now, she said, students seeking food on campus must rely on vending machines in the student lounge. NWFSC President Ty Handy said he hoped to eventually either expand the current Crestview center or find an entire new location for it. He said such an effort would be done with help from civic leaders in Crestview, and possibly from other educational institutions such as Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) who plan to locate in Crestview. He said it might be desirable to create a joint campus for all of the colleges planning to locate in the city. State CollegeSPRING TERMRegister & Pay by WEBSpring 2014Classes Start January 13 & March 7www.nwfsc.edu/schedule 2014Enroll for Sessions 1 & 2: November 18 January 12Enroll for Session 3: November 18 March 14See An Advisor Now! Niceville Campus ( 850 ) 729-5234 Student Services Center ( SSC ) Fort Walton Campus ( 850 ) 863-6520 Building 4 S S S P P S T P R I N G G N I R P E E T E R M M R E E n r o l l f o o lf l o r n E N o e e m m e v v o o N o r S e s s i o n s s n o si s e r S o b e r 1 8 J a n u a ua an 8 J r1 e b s 1 & 2 : : s 1 & 2 a y 1 r 2 2 y 1 r a E n r o l l l l o r n E N o v e m m e v v o N S e e A n n e A e S N i c e v i l l e C a a eC l l i v ce i N l f o r S e s s i o o si s e r S o l f m b e r 1 8 M a r c c r a 8 M r 1 e b m n A d v i s o r N r N o s i v d n A a m p u s s u p am ( ( 8 5 0 0 85 ) ) o n 3 : : n 3 o c h 1 4 4 h 1 c N o w ! w o N 7 2 9 5 2 3 4 4 3 2 5 9 72 N i c e v i l l e C a a e C l l i v ce i N S t u d e n t S t S n e ud t S F o t r t r o F ( ( 8 5 0 0 85 ) ) 8 6 6 8 a m p u s s u p am ( ( 8 5 0 0 85 ) ) S e r v i c e s C e n t e e t n e s C ce i v r e S a l o o n C a m p p am n C o t alt W W 6 3 6 5 2 0 0 2 65 3 6 B u i l d d l ui B 7 2 9 5 2 3 4 4 3 2 5 9 72 e r r e ( ( S S C SC S ) ) p u s s u p d i n g 4 g 4 n di Page A-2 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 We would like to wish all of our customers & friendsand warm wishes to all... Happy Thanksgiving from EYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience 678 0099 • 678 6211 Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. (850) 678 8876“Where there is no vision, the people perish” –Proverbs 29:18 Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithSmokin'Benny's BBQ, Niceville, was smokier than usual Monday evening as the smokehouse behind the eatery caught fire. Niceville firefighters quickly doused the flames with no further incident. Kelly Morgan was working inside at the time and reported no injuries. “I was up front and didn t even know what was happening at first,” she said. She and another employee, Chantelle Bartlett, waited outside with the cash drawer. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 A satellite campus of Northwest Florida State College in Crestview, a former library now called the Robert L.F. Sikes Education Center, is the third busiest of the college's seven venues.Beacon photo by Mike GriffithCollege Crestview campus grows More courses planned; parking remains tight

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while reducing expenses. Recently the museum was granted tax-exempt status for two lots it owns in Valparaiso, reducing yearly expenses by $600. In addition, volunteer gift shop manager Betty Severino reported that the store has become a self-supporting unit, meaning that new merchandise is paid for with revenue earned from sales rather than from museum coffers. Trustees noted how the museum is taking more steps to raise its profile in the community: —A community garden will be unveiled in April 2014. —The museum is planning a Halloween community event similar to its Yule of Yesteryear and Saturday in the Park festivals. —A Vietnam War exhibit is in the future. —There is continued cooperation between the museum, Northwest Florida State College and neighboring Eglin Air Force Base. As the aging building that houses the museum on Westview Avenue in "Old Valparaiso" deteriorates, another concern is relocation. At present, there is a Memorandum of Understanding between the Northwest Florida State College Board of Trustees, the Heritage Museum Association Board of Trustees and the Okaloosa County Commission stating that the three entities agree that ”the location of the Heritage Museum on the Niceville Campus (of NWFSC) would be advantageous to both the museum and the college,” and that “the timeframe for such a location might be in the 2012-2013 timeframe, if space is available on the Niceville Campus.” With the agreement expiring by June 30, 2015, if the museum fails to enter into a lease or construction agreement by that time, the museum is ready to push ahead. The rental or construction of college space would be at the museum's expense, however. “The past year has presented a lot of challenges, one of which was the county taking away support,” said Gina Marini, the museum’s director. “But we’re making it through.” Opened in 1971, the museum's mission is to "to collect and preserve material culture pertaining to the region's history; to interpret its economic and social history, including the relationship between the region's human population and its natural resources, through research, exhibits, and educational programs; and to provide public access to its collections for research purposes." MUSEUMFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 27, 2013 Page A-3 The Civilian Conservation Corps camp in 1935, near the present-day Jackson Guard ranger station, Niceville. The Heritage Museu m and civic leaders are planning to erect a commemorative plaque. 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WWW.BAYOUBOOKCOMPANY.COMOPEN: 9-6 MON.-SAT.  850-678-1593OAKCREEKSHOPPINGCENTER, NICEVILLE OPEN SUNDAYS Noon-5 p.m. SINCE1986 Choctawhatchee National Forest by constructing fire lines, thinning timber sands and constructing roads. The remaining men began constructing a permanent camp adjacent to what was then the Jackson Ranger Station. The men constructed 14 buildings for the camp, including a mess hall with attached kitchen, recreation building, school building, infirmary and four barracks. The men of the camp eventually constructed 11 fire lookout towers in the Choctawhatchee National Forest and frequently assisted in extinguishing fires there, according to accounts from local newspaper The Boggy Bayou Breeze. Workers remained at the Niceville camp until the CCC program ended in 1942. A five-person group of local citizens is helping the Heritage Museum make decisions on the nature of the camp commemoration. The group is comprised of Okaloosa County Judge T. Patterson Maney, Niceville Mayor Randall Wise, Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce CEO Tricia Brunson, Okaloosa County School Board member Melissa Thrush and Heritage Museum Trustee Steve Czonstka. Maney said the camp should be commemorated beacause of the program's effect on the area and the nation. "The CCC played a dramatic role in the the development of this country," Maney said. "It's important that we commemorate it." Maney said, ideally, the commemoration would be in place by April 2014, the 80th anniversary of the camp's completion. Maney hopes the commemorative marker will also serve as an infomrative tool. "Hopefully it will provide an educational opportunity for young people in the area to understand about their community's history," Maney said. This committee narrowed the form of the commemorative marker to either a sign which would cost $2,000-$4,000, depending on whether it is one-or two-sided, and a statue depicting a CCC worker that would cost $22,000. Czonstka said the group and the Heritage Museum would begin a fundraising effort to gather donations in order to pay for whatever marker is eventually decided on. The committee and museum have yet to decide whether the marker would be placed at the site of the permanent or temporary camp. Thrush contacted Okaloosa Schools Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson to inform her that the group may request use of land owned by the school district for placement of the marker. CAMPFrom page A-1 Beacon photoMid-Bay Bridge under repairGibson & Associations Inc. began work on a $1 million bridge repair and rehabilitation project to replace bearing pads on the Mid-Bay Bridge, the Florida Department of Transportation announced. Motorists may encounter intermittent lane restrictions. Work requiring lane closures will take place from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. The project is expected to be complete in early 2014.

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homes, or if they prefer, to demolish them and rebuild new ones.He said it woul d also help to develop small businesses in the area, hopefully filling or replacing some of the empty structures that are there now. Planning commission member Jack Carson agreed, saying that some of the older structures in or near the historical district, notably the "T-pier" on Toms Bayou, which is outside the district, had been rebuilt several times in the past. Commission member Joseph Cobb asked whether Shipyard Point, along the shore of Toms Bayou, could be considered an historic structure. The point is outside the district. “Not really,” Browning replied, saying that although Shipyard Point was once used as a place to build or repair small ships and large boats, there is not very much left of it now except for the rusting remains of an old winch that was once used to haul vessels in and out of the water. “I see no reason why we have an historical district,” said Carson. After some further discussion, the planning commission voted unanimously to recommend to the Valparaiso City Commission that the historical district be abolished, and that the area be rezoned C-1; Limited Commercial, thus giving property owners the option of either building homes or small businesses, such as shops and restaurants in what once was the commercial center of Valparaiso. Also during the meeting, the planning commission discussed, but ultimately tabled, a motion to recommend rezoning some properties along John Sims Parkway from R-1 Residential to C-1 Limited Commercial. Currently, some sections of John Sims Parkway are already zoned commercial, while other areas are restricted for residential use only. Carson said that if all of the property along John Sims Parkway were zoned Limited Commercial, it could eventually lead to a better tax base for the city, as more businesses could be built in the area, improving the local economy and job market while raising property values and potential tax revenue for Valparaiso. Carson suggested rezoning John Sims Parkway from Toms Bayou to the East Gate of Eglin Air Force Base, about one block deep, or no farther than Cunnard Avenue. Browning suggested that the city also rezone a triangular section of the city east of Old Highway 10 and west of John Sims Parkway, as well as the block at the northeast corner of Glenn Avenue and John Sims Parkway. Commission members said they would not be surprised if some Valparaiso residents initially object to such rezoning. “It’ll be contested, I’ll guarantee you,” said Cobb. Carson, however, said that such rezoning is necessary because Valparaiso is a small city with limited land area and, “We have to make the most of what we’ve got,” in order to maximize opportunities for business growth within the city. “We are surrounded by water and Eglin Air Force Base,” Carson said, making it necessary to develop new businesses wherever possible along John Sims Parkway, which is the city’s main thoroughfare. Browning said that current residential property owners in the areas being considered for rezoning should not be unduly alarmed by such a possibility. He said that the limited commercial zoning category does not mean that such property may only be used for commercial purposes. “People can still have homes there,” he said, but added that the proposed new zoning would give property owners the option of either building homes or businesses on their land, and would also allow homeowners to operate some small businesses from within their homes. Although the consensus at the meeting appeared to favor rezoning along John Sims Parkway, the motion to recommend that to the city commission was ultimately tabled, after Browning suggested that the planning commission discuss the matter in detail with City Administrator Carl Scott before voting on whether to send such a recommendation to the city commission. Scott was not present at the Nov. 19 meeting. provider operating in Okaloosa County have a “Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity” (COPCN) and current state EMS provider license. The COPCN is issued for a two-year term, and the term of the new COPCN will be from Jan. 10, 2014, through Jan. 9, 2016. In recent years, the county has issued a COPCN only to its own Department of Public Safety. This policy came about when the public safety department complained to commissioners that private ambulance services were drawing revenue away from the county by providing non-emergency ambulance transportation, such as transporting patients between one hospital and another, or between hospitals and nursing homes, at lower prices than the county charged for such services, while leaving emergency ambulance service, for which some patients, especially the poor, never make payments, to the county. Since then, the county has granted a virtual monopoly for its own public safety department to provide all emergency and nonemergency ambulance services, thus ensuring itself revenue from the more consistently paid nonemergency ambulance trips. The consent agenda also included an amendment to County Resolution 07-108, to remove stipulations preventing the construction of a concrete driveway in a vacated right-ofway on Yarmouth Drive in the Raintree Estates subdivision. According to documents presented by county staff members, the county commission had previously resolved to vacate rightof-way as requested by David Michael Graves, the petitioner, during the regular commission meeting held June 5, 2007. The vacation was granted with the typical stipulations placed on vacated right-of way. However, Mr. Graves requested that the resolution be amended to remove all stipulations except that which reserves a full width utility easement for all licensed utility companies including a stormwater/drainage easement for the county. Commissioners unanimously approved both the ambulance monopoly and the Raintree Estates driveway along with the rest of the consent agenda. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-4 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 THEBAYBEACON COUNTYFrom page A-1By William Rex Bertran Niceville Editor: Let’s see if we can find out where the Niceville City Council interest lies. As presently constituted my garbage service is twice a week for trash and once a week for recycling. This requires three trucks, four people and cost $15.91 per month. Under the new system I will receive trash pickup once a week and recycling once a week. This requires two trucks and two people. This means Waste Management gets by with one third less trucks and one half less manpower. They also provide one third less service. For all this reduction in overhead I get one dollar a month savings on my bill. This is a whopping six percent reduction. This makes for a nice windfall for Waste Management. Now the Niceville City Council wants to extend Waste Management’s contract. This is a no-bid contract. Everything seems to benefit Waste Management and not the citizens of Niceville. Letters to the Editor Letters to the editor on any subject are welcome. To allow room for all views, please keep your letters short. Also, don t forget to sign them and include your phone number. 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Crime StoppersThe Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has uploaded surveillance video to its YouTube account, showing the Nov. 3 attempted robbery of the Big Boss store on Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OCSO at 850651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.Traffic crashThe Florida Highway Patrol reported that a serious single-car traffic crash occurred at 12:10 a.m., Nov. 19, at 18th Street and Nutmeg Avenue, Niceville. A 2009 Chevy Impala, driven by Luis Prado, 22, of Niceville, was traveling east on 18th Street at a very high rate of speed. Prado lost control of his vehicle, causing it to travel onto the southern shoulder as it rotated counterclockwise. The car hit some bushes, became airborne for 16 feet, rolled, and hit a tree six feet above the ground. Prado and his passenger, Robert Riddle, 21, of Niceville, were taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola with serious injuries. Damage to the car was estimated at $10,000. The report also stated that both men were wearing seatbelts, and that the accident was not alcohol-related.ArrestsRichard Edward Sweet, 60, of 282 Washington Avenue, Apt. 18, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police Nov. 17, for possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest without violence. * Niceville police arrested Sedric Steven Coney, 25, of Tallahassee, on Nov. 17 for trafficking controlled substance. Coney was in possession of 100 oxycodone hydrochloride 30 mg pills packaged in a clear bag, which he dropped in Murphy’s USA Store, 1202 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville. He was not able to provide a prescription or explanation for the pills. The incident was captured on store video. * On Nov. 17, Niceville police arrested Tara Denise Buntyn, 43, of 106 Duloft Fort Walton Beach, for possession of cocaine, possession of controlled substance without a prescription, operating a vehicle while license revoked for habitual traffic offender, and possession of drug equipment. * On Nov. 13, Niceville police arrested three male youths from Niceville; ages 17, 15, and 14, on Okaloosa Circuit Court warrants for robbery and battery touch or strike. The defendants were part of a group who were “hanging out with the victim . at the neighborhood pool on Everglade Drive” on Sept. 19 when they attacked, beat, and sprayed their victim with mace while robbing him of his wallet containing $680. The police report also stated that at one point during the attack, the victim lifted his head and said, “I thought we were friends.” One of the attackers, who was holding the victim down, replied, “I don’t make friends with Arabs,” then proceeded to pepper spray the victim before jumping a fence and running from the scene. * On Nov. 17, Niceville police arrested a 17-year-old male from Crestview for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and for falsely identifying himself to a law enforcement officer. Bear sightingsOn Nov. 17, Niceville police received a report from someone who said that there was a black bear in his yard on Kelly Road, eating out of the trash can. The caller later advised that the bear had moved across the street to a neighbor’s garbage can. Police could not find the bear. * On Nov. 8, Niceville police received a complaint about a bear getting into a garbage can on Wexford Drive. The creature ran through some other yards on Wexford Drive and headed toward a nearby wooded area. Police could not find the bear.Other incidentsOn Nov. 8, Okaloosa County deputies investigated a complaint of possible grand theft at a residence on Meadow Woods Lane in Niceville. The investigating officer recommended that the case be inactivated, due to lack of evidence. * On Nov. 8, Okaloosa deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a residence on Hickory Avenue in Niceville. The case remains under investigation. * On Nov. 9, Valparaiso police responded to an address on North Bayshore Drive in reference to a report that an unknown person(s) had removed a $350 concrete statue of Saint Jude from the front yard without the owner’s permission or knowledge. * On Nov. 14, Niceville police responded to an address on South Cedar Avenue in reference to a criminal mischief. The police met the complainant, who said she returned home around 4 a.m. and went to bed. The victim awoke later in the day and realized someone had broken a sliding glass door by throwing a rock through it. A fire pit was missing from the backyard. * On Nov. 16, Niceville police responded to an address on Hickory Avenue, in reference to a report that someone had broken into a man’s residence earlier that day. The complainant said that some neighbors had witnessed the break-in, and that a female had taken a container with money in it. * On Nov. 17, Niceville police responded to an address on Bullock Boulevard regarding a report of the possible theft of an Xbox. * On Nov. 17, Niceville police responded to an address on Kelly Road in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, police spoke with the complainant, who said that while out for lunch at approximately 1 p.m., her medication was stolen from home. * On Nov. 18, Niceville police received a report of a theft. The complainant told police that two of her iPods went missing during her move to the U.S. from England. The victim and her family are military and during the move, more than one moving company was used to complete the move. The value of each iPod is around $192. This happened in October 2012, and the victim, who now lives in Niceville, was told she needed to report it to law enforcement for insurance purposes. * On Nov. 19, a woman came to the Niceville Police Department and reported a theft. The woman reported that she had been in Pensacola, and when she returned to her grandmother’s house, she realized two Sorrelli necklaces were missing from her jewelry box. * On Nov. 19, Niceville police responded to a fraud report. Police met with the complainant, who said that on Nov. 17 he received a call from Citibank/Best Buy informing him a credit card had been opened in his name. The card was opened in New Jersey without the complainant’s permission. On Nov. 19, the complainant received a call from Wells Fargo informing him someone had opened an account through the bank. 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. THEBAYBEACON F i re De p artment Re p ortsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Nov.18, 2013 through Nov.24, 2013. 0 Structure Fire15 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn9 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Bullock Blvd...................................Medical.............................11/18/13.......................09:35 Cadillac Ave..................................Medical.............................11/18/13.......................10:19 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Cancelled on scene........11/18/13.......................16:59 Valparaiso Blvd.............................Medical.............................11/18/13.......................17:31 Rue De Palms...............................Medical.............................11/18/13.......................19:12 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Life flight...........................11/19/13.......................00:23 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Vehicle crash...................11/19/13.......................07:12 28th Street.....................................Medical.............................11/19/13.......................13:56 22nd Street....................................Medical.............................11/19/13.......................14:43 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical.............................11/20/13.......................09:27 Scott St..........................................Medical.............................11/20/13.......................09:51 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical.............................11/20/13.......................11:17 Bayshore Dr..................................Cancelled on scene........11/20/13.......................14:14 Peachtree Way.............................Medical.............................11/20/13.......................19:20 Hillside Dr......................................Medical.............................11/21/13.......................08:20 Fairwood Dr...................................Medical.............................11/21/13.......................12:01 S. Cedar Ave.................................Medical.............................11/21/13.......................12:07 Redwood Ave................................Good intent......................11/21/13.......................20:33 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Cancelled on scene........11/22/13.......................09:10 Cadillac Ave..................................Medical.............................11/22/13.......................18:58 N. Partin Dr....................................Cancelled on scene........11/23/13.......................01:29 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Vehicle crash...................11/23/13.......................14:23 Reeves St......................................Cancelled on scene........11/23/13.......................19:25 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Good intent......................11/23/13.......................20:42 N. Partin Dr....................................Cancelled on scene........11/24/13.......................05:11 Vincent Cir.....................................Medical.............................11/24/13.......................13:52 Sweetgum Ct................................Cancelled on scene........11/24/13.......................15:47 Weekly Safety Tip: It is very important to clean your lint filter on your dryer regularly and inspect the vent leading from the dryer to the outside. Built up lint will restrict the escape of heat exhaust and can cause a fire. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville Sedric S. Coney 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax 1-888-520-9323 email: info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CorrectionA Police Blotter item published Nov. 20 incorrectly characterized an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office report concerning Hunter McCain Jones, 114 Westlake Court, Niceville. Jones was not arrested.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 18, 2013 through November 24, 2013. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Parkwood Dr.................................Medical alarm activation.11/18/13......................10:16 Garden Oaks Cv...........................Service call......................11/18/13......................23:25 Ida Coon Cir..................................Medical.............................11/19/13......................07:00 Bobcat Cove.................................Medical.............................11/19/13......................07:57 Barbados Way..............................Medical.............................11/19/13......................13:35 Ridgewood Cv..............................EMS call...........................11/19/13......................20:35 N. White Point Rd........................Medical.............................11/19/13......................21:24 Turnberry Way..............................Medical.............................11/19/13......................23:00 Scott Rd........................................Dispatched & cancelled..11/20/13......................09:54 Caribbean Way.............................Dispatched & cancelled..11/21/13......................08:37 E. Hwy. 20.....................................Medical.............................11/21/13......................10:45 Antiqua Way.................................Medical.............................11/21/13......................12:11 W. Parkwood Ln...........................Medical.............................11/21/13......................23:51 Yacht Club Dr................................Medical.............................11/23/13......................14:08 Cat Mar Rd...................................Medical.............................11/24/13......................07:49 Olde Post Rd................................Medical.............................11/24/13......................10:41 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. Mint To Bee Gift Shop, located in Fort Walton Beach, has been in business for 15 years. Last year, we really considered going out of business but my excessive inventory in stock made my decision not to close. I had to find a way to advertise to let my customers know I was still in business. I have been a customer with the Bay Beacon for many years and I know that many people read it. I am so glad that I used the Bay Beacon to advertise my gift shop because of the overwhelming response to my ad. Thank you Bay Beacon and also to my loyal customers for your interest in my store.Advertising in the Bay Beacon gets results! Here’s proof! Peggy Marler, Owner Mint 2 Bee Gift Shop Fort Walton Beach What You Need To Know To Start College New Student Info Session FWB Campus and be entered into a drawing toWIN textbooks GET STARTED GET STARTED Poll y ’s Co n crete Products Poll y ’s Co n crete Productswww.poll y sco n crete.com Before After $50.00OFFFormed & Poured Driveway$100.00OFFCobblestone Paver Driveway READY TO ENHANCE YOUR CURB APPEAL?Upgrade your old existing driveway with Stylish Cobblestone Pavers or we can remove and repour your driveway.Call today for a free estimate 897-3314 Page A-6 Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 27, 2013 Page A-7 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “They were unselfish, and not afraid to give.” Shera Gill, 35, Crestview, stay-home mom and veteran “We should make a newspaper about all the things they did on the Mayflower.” Candie Keller, Niceville, unemployed Kenedi Mills, 12, Bluewater Bay, Ruckel Middle School student What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What should today s Americans learn from the Pilgrims and American Indians who celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621?Dalton Perras, 5, Niceville, Bluewater Elementary School student Location: Walmart “Not to be greedy, and remember to give.” Russell Jones, 50, Valparaiso, floor covering installer “The Pilgrims and Indians knew how to come together as one, strangers and families alike, and be grateful for one another. As a military family, that s something we ve learned to do as well, such as inviting single Airmen into our home for Thanksgiving.” “We should learn to be thankful for what we have. Back in that day they had nothing, while today we have the whole world open to us, but are often discontented.” “They have given us a tradition we would not have had otherwise.” Beacon Newspapers • 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. • Niceville, FL 32578The Bay Beacon • The Eglin Flyer • The Hurlburt Patriot(850) 678-1080 • Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.com DON’T BE LEFT OUT! CALL 678-1080 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!FREE COLOR on YOUR AD! Don’t miss this chance to help your customers plan their holiday shopping!Colorful LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS advertising pages will be published in the Bay Beacon on December 11 & 18 and in the base newspapers December 13 & 20! Last Minute Gift Ideas AN OFFER FROM B EA CO N NEW S PAPE RS! HOLIDAY MERCHANTS!Ad deadlines: Thursday, Dec. 5 & 12 Publication: Wednesday, Dec. 11 & 18 Friday, Dec. 13 & 20 Run on 1, 2, 3 or all 4 dates! Less than1/2¢per reader! Add 15,000 more in the base papers at special discounts! Charles Nieft, 76, Valparaiso, retired “I was in civics class in high school when they made an announcement.”Where were you, and what were you doing, when you first learned that President John F. Kennedy had been shot, on Nov. 22, 1963?Jude LeCompte, 63, Niceville, retiredLocation: Turkey Creek Walk and The Coffee Shoppe“I was an inside technician for the Southeastern Telephone Company. Suddenly, the entire system froze, as everyone was trying to make phone calls at once.”CorrectionTwo photos were inadvertently transposed in The Inquiring Photographer published Nov. 20. Here is the correct version. (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com Happy Thanksgiving from your local independent insurance agent!G i v e T h an k s ... Corner of Green Acres Rd. & Beverly St. • Fort Walton Beach • (850) 864-4735 BARGAINS DISCOUNTS HOMEMADE BREADS HOLIDAY HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10A.M.-5P.M., SAT. 9A.M.-2 P.M.Willow Tree Angels, Greenleaf Oils, Jewelry, Children's Consignment Clothing, Pedal Cars, Retro Lawn Furniture, Americana, Folk art, Local Raw Honey...and more! GIFT GIVING HEADQUARTERS 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 Dorothy Morgan, 77, Auburn, Alabama, homemaker

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Page A-8 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 It's beginning to look a lot like ChristmasNiceville city workers last week were putting finishing touches on the municipal Christmas and holiday displays around City Hall.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Caring, Competent Professionals Helping You To A Swift Recovery NICEVILLE 850-897-80811950 Bluewater Blvd., Suite 100DESTIN850-662-37137720 Hwy. 98 W., Suite 200CRESTVIEW850-897-8081550 W. Redstone Ave., Suite 320ACCEPTING MOST INSURANCES www.bluewaterorthopedics.com Arthroscopic SurgeryfFoot & Ankle SurgeryeSports InjuriesfJoint ReplacementfFracture Care Thomas M. Fox, D.O. Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified William J Markowski, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified Steven S. Donchey, M.D. Musculoskeletal Medicine Sports Medicine Board Certified Bradley J. Goeke, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified Rustin G. Sorensen, P.A.-C Physician Assistant Erin N. Robinson, P.A.-C Physician Assistant Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! From Your Friends at Keller Williams Realty Niceville850-279-4332Niceville Office 4534 Hwy. 20 East Merchants WalkEach office independently owned and operated ChristmasBLUEWATER BAYin Call Today!Replace a few teeth instantly!GULFCOASTDENTALSteven G. Robinette, DDS (850) 897-9600 4566 Hwy 20 East Ste 108 Niceville, FL 32578 www.gulfcoastdental.com Like uson FACEBOOK With Mini Dental Implants your Dentist can provide you with a simple, gentle, non-surgical procedure to replace your missing teeth. Restore the attractiveness of your smile at a much lower cost than the larger older style implants. Smile with confidence in one short visit! Ritz Salon is offering Keratin Complex just in time for the holidays! • Takes away 95% of frizz • Intensifies color • Makes hair shiny, silky & smooth. Before After Mid-Bay Plaza Bluewater Bay 897-4466 Keratin Complex smoothing therapy by Coppola This formaldehyde-free product lasts at least 3 mon ths and is great for all types of hair, including curls, frizzy hair, or chemically, overprocessed hair in need of repair. Call today for your consultation. SAVE $30!Now thru January 5, 2014. Emerald Coast Health InstituteFamily & Preventive Medicine“Your Health, Our Passion!” www.echidoc.com Hours of Operation: Mon.-Thurs. 8-12 & 1-4:30 Phone: 850-279-6949 | Fax: 850-279-6033 4566 E Hwy. 20, Ste. 105 | Niceville, FL 32578 Thomas L. McKnight, M.D., MPH Family & Preventive MedicineNew Patient Availability Most Insurances AcceptedAs we celebrate our one year anniversary we “Thank you for your support!” SINCE 1998 OUR NEW SERVICES Hair Cut/Styling Facial, Massage, & Body Wax Pedicure & Manicure Total Relaxation(850) 897-1606Bluewater Bay We welcome new customers too! Jesus, I Trust in You Celebrating15 Years 15 Years in BusinessFirst, we thank God for all His blessings. Second, we wanted to express our gratitude to you, our loyal customers for your support in the past 15 years. And third, in this season of Thanksgiving, we want to show our appreciation by offering you a chance to WIN FREE SERVICES. With this ad you can win a Facial & Body Massage, Full Body Wax and Eye Lash Extensions, Manicure & Pedicure and Haircut, Wash and Style! Bring in your ad on or before Tuesday, December 31 to enter. Trusted Practice on theEmerald Coast#1 DR. SCOTTBEALSBoard Certified American Board of Dermatology 4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101 Niceville • 850.897.7546 PATIENT APPRECIATION Now through 12/31/13 TCA Peels20%OFF Specializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair Moh’s Micrographic Surgery General & Pediatric Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , N N o o v v e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 7 7 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 First Baptist Church of Niceville members prepare labels and customs forms for some of the care packages being sent out. Pictured, Callie Bobbitt supervises a form being filled out. Collegiate awarded Blue RibbonCollegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College was recently awarded its status as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. Principal Anthony Boyer and Vice Principal Christine Cruickshank traveled to Washington D.C. to personally accept the award at a recognition ceremony Nov. 19. that honored 236 public and 50 private schools. “Maintaining a small school atmosphere and maintaining high academic expectations are some things we believe allow our students the opportunity to excel,” said Boyer.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithAuthor signs Maze, his book, at the ManorLt. Col. John Wayne Goodson was at the Manor at Bluewater Bay Nov. 13, signing copies of his newest book, “Maze.” This is Goodson s second book. Pictured, Sandy Aimanovich receives her signed copy of “Maze.”Home Front Ministry celebrates 11 yearsThis year marks the 11th anniversary of First Baptist Church of Niceville’s Home Front Ministry, which focuses on meeting the needs of deployed personnel and their families. Soon, church members will pack and mail care packages to deployed and remote military during the annual Operation Christmas Troop event to be held at the church on Dec. 4. Families of local deployed and remote personnel are invited for a free dinner and to prepare packages for their loved ones abroad. An art creation station for children of deployed members will be set up so they can include artwork in their parents’ packages. The church provides a wide variety of items to fill boxes, from socks and cookies to hot cocoa and more. Each package will include quilted “prayer squares,” made by the church’s Faithful Fingers quilting group. Each square is pocket-sized reminder that the recipients and their families are covered in prayer. Completed packages will be shipped by church members via priority mail to ensure they arrive by Christmas. Over the past decade, church members have prepared and shipped over 2,000 care packages to local military deployed around the globe. The Home Front Ministry was expanded in 2013 to include a Spiritual Preparation for Deployment program. It is anchored in classroom instruction by those that have been there, service members and spouses who are veterans of military deployments and remote assignments. The new ministry also offers individual counseling by licensed counselors. Requests for care packages and dinner RSVP’s should be mailed to fbcnhomefront@emarqmail.com or called into the church office at 678-4621, by Nov. 29. For more information regarding the Home Front Ministry, visit the First Baptist Church home page, fbcniceville.org. The church is located at 622 Bayshore Drive. Air Force Airman Anthony Siler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Siler is the son of Kwanchai Siler of Niceville. Anthony Siler In the Service Twin Cities Hospital Receives ‘A’Twin Cities Hospital was recently recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national non-profit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The “A” score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. “We have had a stellar year for accomplishments related to quality and patient safety. These accomplishments are not possible without the hard work and dedication of our employees, physicians and volunteers each and every day,” said David Whalen, Chief Executive Officer at Twin Cities Hospital. Twin Cities Hospital offers 24 hour emergency services, all private rooms, the area’s first Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program, and a variety of inpatient and outpatient services. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY Shop locally The Heritage Museum Shop and Bookstore, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, features old-fashioned games and toys, locally and regionally handcrafted items including baskets and quilts, books on local history for all ages and HMNF merchandise. Gift certificates are available. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. For more information, call 678-2615. Benefit book sale The Friends of the Niceville Library book store will be having a half price sale during the month of December. The book store is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Books and audio will be half price for the month. Book store will be closed Dec. 24 and 31. Proceeds from sales benefit the Niceville Public Library. Adult soccer Adult Outdoor Soccer League for ages 17 and up. Register now until Dec. 27. There will be one game per week, from Jan. 5-Feb. 23, on Sunday afternoons at the Howard Hill Soccer Fields. Cost for Niceville residents is $60 per player. For non-residents, $80 per player. Register and pay in person with cash or check at the Community Life Center at Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 Partin Dr. S., Niceville, or online with credit card at: nicevilleumc.org/recreation. Volunteers needed The Niceville Christmas Lady will be back in Niceville with her display, the 18th annual “Animation in Motion,” at the former Food World building, 1104 E. John Sims Parkway in the Oak Creek Shopping Center beginning Friday, Nov. 29 and lasting until Friday, Dec. 27 nightly from 6-9 p.m. Volunteers are needed to meet and greet as well as work the refreshment stand (no monetary transactions involved). You are free to choose the amount of time you would like to help. The hours will be from 6-9 p.m., 7 days a week. If you are interested, please sign up at thenicevillechristmaslady.com. Thank you for your continued support for this community event. Home front ministry First Baptist Church of Niceville, located at 622 Bayshore Drive in Niceville, will be having their annual Operation Christmas Troop event on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Families of deployed and remote personnel are invited to a free dinner and to prepare packages for their loved ones abroad. Items to fill packages will be provided and shipped by church members for Christmas. Requests for care packages or to RSVP for the dinner to fbcnhomefront@emarqmail.com or call 6784621, by Nov. 29. For more information regarding the Home Front Ministry, visit the First Baptist Church home page, fbcniceville.org. Republican Women meet The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will be meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Wyndam Garden Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Resort) on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at 12 p.m. as well as a “Dine and Dash” table, for those with limited time. Special holiday entertainment will be provided by the Niceville High School Chorus. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net by noon on Friday, Nov. 29. Cost of the lunch is $16 for members and $18 for guests. For more information about RWOF, visit rwof.org Elk Lodge memorial service Twin Cities Elks Lodge #2747 in conjunction with the Crestview Elks Lodge #2624, will pay respects to departed members in a memorial service Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. The service will be held in the Twin Cities Lodge, 224 Seminole Ave., Valparaiso. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Open to the public. For more information, call 729-3557 after 4 p.m. Got fines? Do you have library fines? Start the new year off right with a clean conscience. The Niceville Public Library will be accepting canned goods and nonperishable food items in December for Sharing & Caring in lieu of fines. These items will help families in our community enjoy this holiday season. The value of the canned goods and non-perishable food items should be close to the amount of the fine owed. International crafts The First Presbyterian Church of Fort Walton Beach, 134 Beal Avenue, S.W., will hold their First Mini Craft Market before Christmas. It will run every Sunday starting Dec. 1-22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday. The products are fairly traded handmade items, many special for Christmas. For more information call the Church Office 243-3732 or Carol Davis 243-4777. Geek Lights The “Geek Lights” public performances begin Monday, Dec. 2, and run nightly through Jan. 5. The free performances take place at the corner of Bluewater Blvd and Antiqua Way in Bluewater Bay. Shows begin on the hour and half hour starting at 6 p.m., with the last show starting at 9:30 p.m. SundayThursday, and 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. You can follow the progress of the build, and get up-to-the-minute schedule information on the show’s FaceBook page at FaceBook.com/GeekLightsOnTheC orner. Mac users meet The December meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the NWF State College Student Services Building — Room 132. The presentation will be by Anne Hornstein, who will help you get more comfortable with using your Macintosh computer and iPad. Attendees will be given an opportunity to share information and ask questions about their computer, iPhone or iPad. For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at 862-3327 or jeancdutton@mac.com. Movie screening The NWFSC Film Club is pleased to announce a screening of Jeff Nichols’ surrealistic thriller, “_Take Shelter_,” rated “R,” on Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in J-328 of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for introductions and the selection of the next film with a discussion to follow the screening. Admission is free and open to NWFSC students, faculty, staff, and members of the outside community. Collegiate info There will be information sessions Dec. 3 and Dec. 12 to answer questions about Collegiate High School. Discussion will include information about the application process, meeting school personnel and hearing from current students. The sessions will be at NWF State College, Niceville Campus, in the Student Services Center, room 132 and 133. For more information call 7294949 or visit nwfcollegiatehigh.org. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDA R 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-AdultsST. PAUL PRESCHOOLLimited openings VPK Provider First Baptist Church ofValparaisoEN G A G IN GGOD,CONNECTIN G WITHOTHERS,SERVIN G ALL 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 Ruckel singers in All County ChorusThirty Ruckel Chorus Students participated in the annual Okaloosa All County Honor Chorus on Monday, Nov. 4. The 7th and 8th Grade Ruckel Chorus students performed with either the Treble Chorus or the Mixed Chorus. Pictured, Alex Gilbert, Parker Walsh, John Hencinski, Ricky Kozak, Wesley Krist, Richard Brown, Elijah Sutton, Joe Walker, Mady Huston, Julie Freeman, Emma Ladd, Kali Kerrigan, Allie Woodhams, Katrin Woods, Abrial Bonilla, Emma Weeks, Katelynn Inness, Catherine Jensen, Yolanda Stallworth, Mallory Thomas, Hannah Sjostrom, Ashleigh Wallace, Sally Clifton, Kelly Harrington, Meghan Horrigan, Mandy Martin, Shani Henry, Grace Hall, Olivia Reneau and Meredith Freeman. The Ruckel Choruses are under the direction of Michelle Tredway. “POINTING THE WAY TO JESUS”www.iacdestin.org • 250 Indian Bayou T rail, Destin • 850-837-6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Services9:00am Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy Communion Nursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 3-7 11:01am Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion) Nursery & Sunday School providedYouth OutreachYouth Wednesday Nights • Hang out; engage; wo rship; grow 6:30-8:30pm • The Shed Thanksgiving Day Service with Holy Communion • 10:00am he brings to our football team, not just in talent, but in leadership,” said Coach John Hicks of his quarterback, Hooker. The senior is glad to be back in the game, and ready to prepare for the next round. As for playing such an important leadership role? “It’s not one guy, it’s everybody, we rely on each other,” said Hooker. The Eagles will host Fletcher High School from Neptune Beach this Friday at 7:30 in the regional final in hopes of moving to the state semi-final. EAGLESFrom page B-4 Rocky winsThe Rocky Bayou Christian School Knights football team won the home conference game Nov. 14 against St. Johns Country Day School by a score of 26-19. CorrectionTroop 546 will sell Christmas trees in front of the Niceville Police Department Dec. 6-8. An item published in the Beacon's Hometown Christmas Guide Nov. 20 gave incorrect dates. THE BEACON’SAT YOUR SERVICE TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Don t be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! BayouTreeService COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Valp. library has Catching Fire partyThe Valparaiso Community Library had a party to celebrate the movie release of “Catching Fire,” rated PG-13, a movie based on the second book in “The Hunger Games” series. Participants played trivia games, watched the first movie and played an archery piata game. Pictured, Kaitlyn Ballard holding a certificate for “Catching Fire” movie tickets she won, next to Emily Ruff, director of youth services. Veterans Day speaker appreciatedAudience members from the Niceville Exchange Club congratulate Eglin Major General Scott Jansson on his Veterans Day Speech at the AMVETS Post 78 Veterans Breakfast in Valparaiso. Pictured from left, Deb Crenshaw, Major General Jansson, Janine Jansson and Judy Wiseman. Three sisters compete in triathlonLynn Horrigan of Niceville recently competed in the Atlantic Coast Triathlon in Amelia Island with her two sisters, Jenica Kelly and Rachel Lacertosa. The triathlon 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run. The three are the daughters of David and Gayle Chastain of Niceville. Gamma Epsilon celebrates anniversaryGamma Epsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently held an anniversary celebration for their becoming a Master Chapter at the home of JoAnn Jones in Niceville. Eagle Scout builds fence, earns rankRyan Simpson of Troop 157, left, was awarded his Eagle rank at a court-of-honor held by his Troop. For his project he planned and constructed a maintenance fence at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. For more information, visit beascout.scouting.org. Woman turns 75, throws concert to celebrateTo celebrate turning 75, Kay Garner Hancock arranged a piano concert and played songs from classical to ragtime at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Niceville, Sunday Nov. 17. Pictured with her son, Randall, who is a fan of Beethoven. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville • 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) CRESTVIEW SOUTH OF I-10 1978sf, 3-bedroom, 2bath in Riverchase subdivision. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 THEBAYBEACON BE A C O N SP O R T SBE A C O N SPO R T S Photo courtesy of Lisa MyersThe Niceville High School swimmers sent to state, Judson Robertson, Teddy Vaughen, Matthew Markwardt, Cody McWilliams, Chaz Brechler, Jane Parke, Kellen Broaderick, Coach Kathy Milbrey Parke, Caitlin Myers, Donaji Brindley, Tatum Hackler, Sydney Dawson and Kalanne Krause.NHS lady swimmers place third at state, boys place tenth BWB soccer team wins secondThe Lynn C. Bowling Keller Williams Realty soccer team took second place in this year s league play. Pictured, player Chloe Ellis presents the team trophy to sponsor Lynn C. Bowling of Keller Williams Realty in Bluewater Bay on Nov. 19. Chloe also presented the team sponsor with a plaque showing all the players and coaches as an expression of their appreciation. Niceville High School sent 13 swimmers to the State High School Championship in Stuart to compete Nov. 15. The Lady Eagles placed third over all, Niceville Men placed tenth. Individually, the Lady Eagles were lead by senior Caitlin Myers, who placed third in both of her individual events and set a new high school record in the 50 Free with a time of 24.02. The Ladies 400 Free Relay also placed third and broke their own county record in the process with a time of 3:33.56. Another county record was broken during the day, as freshman Sydney Dawson swam the 200 Free in 1:54.46. Kalanne Krause set new high school records in the 200 IM and 100 Back and Matthew Markwardt set a new high school record in the 100 Breaststroke. The men also bettered their time in the 400 Free Relay to 3:16.78. Top Individuals: Caitlin Myers 3rd 50 Free (NHS record 24.02), 3rd 100 Free. Kalanne Krause 5th 200 IM (NHS Record 2:08.79) 7th 100 Back (NHS record 58.82). Sydney Dawson 8th 200 Free (County Record 1:54.46), 16th 100 Back. Tatum Hackler 14th 200 IM, 14th 500 Free. Judson Robertson 8th 100 Back. Matthew Markwardt 16th 200 IM, 9th 100 Breaststroke (NHS record 1:00.08).Eagles advance to regional finals, play Fletcher FridayBy Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Eagles moved one step closer to a chance at the state championship with their 38-17 win over Lincoln High School’s Trojans from Tallahassee in the regional semi-final last Friday night. As a result of last Friday’s win, the Eagles move on to the regional finals this Friday as they play Fletcher of Neptune Beach in a home game. Lincoln brought with them a winning tradition and was seen as a possible threat to the success of the Eagles. Once they gained a little momentum, the Eagles dominated the Trojans with impeccable defense, and an explosive running game that racked up the yards and the touchdowns. The defense came out of the gate with intensity and set the tone on the very first play with a tackle for loss of yards. Their defense answered, and the first quarter was scoreless for both teams. The Eagles found their momentum at the start of the second with a big completion from Ashton Hooker to Eli Stove, followed by a couple of explosive quarterback keepers that landed Hooker in the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. Lincoln scored a field goal, keeping the game tight, but Niceville answered with another ground drive that had Hooker and Tayjon Culley plowing down the field, earning another touchdown, Culley’s first of four for the night. The 14-3 gap was about to be narrowed by a Trojan field goal, but defender Marquis Daniel got his hand on the ball and kept the three points off the board, sending the crowd to their feet, and the team into halftime with a 14-3 lead. The Trojans scored quickly into the third quarter, putting the score at an uncomfortably close 14-10. The Eagles did not relent, but rather amped up their performance and scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to pull ahead 28-10. The defense sealed the deal with an interception by Alec Musser that poised Zach Bailey for a field goal early in the fourth. The success of the Eagles endured some doubts with unfortunate injuries that took their starting running back out early in the season, and had quarterback Ashton Hooker out for a large portion of the season with a hand injury. His return the field made great impact on the morale as well as the yards gained. “It was obvious tonight what DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N The Beacon s ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. 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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commissioners agreed on a twoyear extension of the countys monopoly on all ambulance transportation, including nonemergency trips which private companies handle elsewhere. The commission also granted permission for a Raintree Estates property owner to build a driveway on his property, approved initial steps toward creating a Veterans Park on Okaloosa Island, and established a restricted aircraft zone to prevent tourist helicopters from landing or taking off in or near the East Pass between Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico near Destin Harbor. The ambulance agreement was part of the consent agenda presented during the Nov. 19 county commission meeting in Fort Walton Beach. The consent agenda consists of those items on the meeting agenda which are usually routinely approved by commissioners with little or no discussion during the meeting. Okaloosa County Ordinance 93-45 governs ambulance standards within the county, and requires that any ambulance By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso Planning Commission voted unanimously Nov. 19 to recommend to the city commission that the municipal historical district surrounding the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and Perrine Park be abolished in order to encourage private development. The planners also discussed, but tabled, a recommendation to rezone properties on both sides of John Sims Parkway from the Eglin Air Force Base East Gate to Toms Bayou, from Residential (R-1) to Light Commercial (C1). Many but not all properties along the east side of John Sims Parkway are already zoned C-1, while most property along the other side of the citys main thoroughfare is zoned R-1. During the meeting, planning commission Chairman Tom Browning explained his reason for recommending that the historical district designation be abolished. The district, he said, contains nothing of actual historical significance to the city. Browning said the area was originally established because that neighborhood had a view of the old Valparaiso Inn, which burned down years ago and has been replaced by townhomes, so that whatever historical value the inn may have had is now gone. The remaining properties in the area, he said, are mostly older houses, which have no actual historical value other than their age. The historical district is centered on a block-long strip in Valparaiso's former downtown, an area that includes the Heritage Museum on Westview Avenue, and some other commercial type buildings, some of which are still in use, while some are empty. Abolishing the district designation, he said, would allow the owners of properties in the area more leeway to improve their 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 27, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Please see PANEL, page A-4 Please see COUNTY, page A-4 Police Blotter, page A-6 Beacon Staff Writer The Heritage Museum of Northwest Floiida has started an effort to commemorate the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp established in Niceville in 1933. Niceville was home to a temporary CCC camp, located at the current site of Edge Elementary School, and later a permanent camp across State Road 85 near the current site of the Jackson Guard. The CCC was a federal government program operated from 1933 to 1942 under President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal," during the Great Depression, to hire unemployed, unmarried men ages 18-25 as labor in projects to conserve America's natural resources. Workers began arriving in Niceville May 19, 1933, and established the temporary camp on what was then the Niceville High School grounds, now Edge Elementary. A total of 212 men, including 40 locals, enrolled at the camp. Many of the men almost immediately began working on projects to conserve the Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithThe students at Wellspring Performing Arts Christian School in Niceville celebrated Thanksgiving early on Nov. 20. Students, t heir families and guests were invited to the meal at the school on Redwood Avenue. Pictured, students Genesis Cook and Kirstin Ford enjoy the festivities and feast. Winn-Dixie of Bluewater Bay donated the majority of the meal.Giving thanksCounty extends medical transport monopolyDepression-era work camp remembered Eagles soar closer to stateNiceville High School cheerleaders had plenty to cheer about Friday as the Eagles took another step closer to state by beating Tallahassee Lincoln, 38-17, at home, in the District 1-7A football semifinals. Niceville advances to the regional finals with a home game against Neptune Beach Fletcher this Friday. Story, B-4.Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonFri., 6-9 p.m. The Christmas Ladys 18th annual holiday display opens in the former Food World building, 1104 E. John Sims Parkway in the Oak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville. The free show runs nightly until through Dec. 27. Sun., 2 p.m. The Twin Cities Elks Lodge with the Crestview Elks, will pay respects to departed members in a memorial service The service will be held in the Twin Cities Lodge, 224 Seminole Avenue, Valparaiso. 729-3557. Mon. 6:30 p.m. The December meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services Building, room 132. A speaker will describe how Apple programs work together. 862-3327. Mon.,6 p.m. The computerized Geek Lights holiday display begins at Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Way in Bluewater Bay and runs nightly through Jan. 5. Shows start on the hour and half hour. Calendar, B2 COMINGUPPanel would end historic-district rules Beacon photoThe Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, is seeking to boost its public profile following a decline in county funding.Battling funding woes, museum eyes moveBy Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valparaiso has had a rough fiscal year as county funding has fallen from $50,000 in past years to $8,800 this year. During the 42-year-old institution's annual membership meeting Nov. 21 at the museum in Valparaiso, finances and a possible move to Niceville were topics. While new memberships and renewals are up, the board of trustees is taking a proactive approach to assure the future of the privately operated, nonprofit history museum. Our assets are diminishing, said Vice Chair of Finance Steve Czonstka. We are in good financial shape presently . thanks to total support of the community. Bottom line is we need more participation, more donations. To reduce the financial impact from loss of county funding, the museum has taken measures to manage assets in a way that maximizes benefits Please see MUSEUM, page A-3 Please see CAMP, page A-3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent A recent meeting of the Northwest Florida State College Board of Trustees was held at the colleges branch campus in Crestview, where trustees began their meeting by hearing a briefing from Crestview Center Director Patrice A. Williams. Williams told the trustees that enrollment at the Crestview center is about 1,200 students. Williams said this makes the Crestview center the third busiest of Niceville-based NWFSCs seven campuses. Among improvements currently underway at the Crestview center, said Williams, is the addition of some new computers expected during the coming year. Also, she said, there will be some improvements to the student lounge at the center, to include new paint and furnishings. Williams said the Crestview center is also increasing some of its course offerings, to include courses in art history, management, and a new noncredit Prime Time computer course for senior citizens. Williams said she plans improvements in instructional technology, such as adding new video screens for presenting information in classrooms. She also said that she is trying to come up with a plan for improving the crowded parking situation at the Crestview center. Something will have to be done, she said. I often cant find a parking place here myself. Williams also said that she hopes to improve the availability of food service, possibly by contracting for mobile food carts to visit the campus. Now, she said, students seeking food on campus must rely on vending machines in the student lounge. NWFSC President Ty Handy said he hoped to eventually either expand the current Crestview center or find an entire new location for it. He said such an effort would be done with help from civic leaders in Crestview, and possibly from other educational institutions such as Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) who plan to locate in Crestview. He said it might be desirable to create a joint campus for all of the colleges planning to locate in the city. State CollegeSPRING TERMRegister & Pay by WEBSpring 2014Classes Start January 13 & March 7www.nwfsc.edu/schedule 2014Enroll for Sessions 1 & 2: November 18 January 12Enroll for Session 3: November 18 March 14See An Advisor Now! Niceville Campus ( 850 ) 729-5234 Student Services Center ( SSC ) Fort Walton Campus ( 850 ) 863-6520 Building 4 S S S P P S T P R I N G G N I R P E E T E R M M R E E n r o l l f o o lf l o r n E N o e e m m e v v o o N o r S e s s i o n s s n o si s e r S o b e r 1 8 J a n u a ua an 8 J r1 e b s 1 & 2 : : s 1 & 2 a y 1 r 2 2 y 1 r a E n r o l l l l o r n E N o v e m m e v v o N S e e A n n e A e S N i c e v i l l e C a a eC l l i v ce i N l f o r S e s s i o o si s e r S o l f m b e r 1 8 M a r c c r a 8 M r 1 e b m n A d v i s o r N r N o s i v d n A a m p u s s u p am ( ( 8 5 0 0 85 ) ) o n 3 : : n 3 o c h 1 4 4 h 1 c N o w ! w o N 7 2 9 5 2 3 4 4 3 2 5 9 72 N i c e v i l l e C a a e C l l i v ce i N S t u d e n t S t S n e ud t S F o t r t r o F ( ( 8 5 0 0 85 ) ) 8 6 6 8 a m p u s s u p am ( ( 8 5 0 0 85 ) ) S e r v i c e s C e n t e e t n e s C ce i v r e S a l o o n C a m p p am n C o t alt W W 6 3 6 5 2 0 0 2 65 3 6 B u i l d d l ui B 7 2 9 5 2 3 4 4 3 2 5 9 72 e r r e ( ( S S C SC S ) ) p u s s u p d i n g 4 g 4 n di Page A-2 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 We would like to wish all of our customers & friendsand warm wishes to all...Happy ThanksgivingfromEYEWEAR UNLIMITEDIN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 Charles Henriott, Optician35 years experience 6780099 6786211 Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.(850) 6788876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18 Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithSmokin'Benny's BBQ, Niceville, was smokier than usual Monday evening as the smokehouse behind the eatery caught fire. Niceville firefighters quickly doused the flames with no further incident. Kelly Morgan was working inside at the time and reported no injuries. I was up front and didn t even know what was happening at first, she said. She and another employee, Chantelle Bartlett, waited outside with the cash drawer. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 A satellite campus of Northwest Florida State College in Crestview, a former library now called the Robert L.F. Sikes Education Center, is the third busiest of the college's seven venues.Beacon photo by Mike GriffithCollege Crestview campus grows More courses planned; parking remains tight

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while reducing expenses. Recently the museum was granted tax-exempt status for two lots it owns in Valparaiso, reducing yearly expenses by $600. In addition, volunteer gift shop manager Betty Severino reported that the store has become a self-supporting unit, meaning that new merchandise is paid for with revenue earned from sales rather than from museum coffers. Trustees noted how the museum is taking more steps to raise its profile in the community: A community garden will be unveiled in April 2014. The museum is planning a Halloween community event similar to its Yule of Yesteryear and Saturday in the Park festivals. A Vietnam War exhibit is in the future. There is continued cooperation between the museum, Northwest Florida State College and neighboring Eglin Air Force Base. As the aging building that houses the museum on Westview Avenue in "Old Valparaiso" deteriorates, another concern is relocation. At present, there is a Memorandum of Understanding between the Northwest Florida State College Board of Trustees, the Heritage Museum Association Board of Trustees and the Okaloosa County Commission stating that the three entities agree that the location of the Heritage Museum on the Niceville Campus (of NWFSC) would be advantageous to both the museum and the college, and that the timeframe for such a location might be in the 2012-2013 timeframe, if space is available on the Niceville Campus. With the agreement expiring by June 30, 2015, if the museum fails to enter into a lease or construction agreement by that time, the museum is ready to push ahead. The rental or construction of college space would be at the museum's expense, however. The past year has presented a lot of challenges, one of which was the county taking away support, said Gina Marini, the museums director. But were making it through. Opened in 1971, the museum's mission is to "to collect and preserve material culture pertaining to the region's history; to interpret its economic and social history, including the relationship between the region's human population and its natural resources, through research, exhibits, and educational programs; and to provide public access to its collections for research purposes." MUSEUMFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 27, 2013 Page A-3 The Civilian Conservation Corps camp in 1935, near the present-day Jackson Guard ranger station, Niceville. The Heritage Museum and civic leaders are planning to erect a commemorative plaque. Low rates are just around the corner. 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WWW.BAYOUBOOKCOMPANY.COMOPEN: 9-6 MON.-SAT. 850-678-1593OAKCREEKSHOPPINGCENTER, NICEVILLE OPEN SUNDAYS Noon-5 p.m. SINCE1986 Choctawhatchee National Forest by constructing fire lines, thinning timber sands and constructing roads. The remaining men began constructing a permanent camp adjacent to what was then the Jackson Ranger Station. The men constructed 14 buildings for the camp, including a mess hall with attached kitchen, recreation building, school building, infirmary and four barracks. The men of the camp eventually constructed 11 fire lookout towers in the Choctawhatchee National Forest and frequently assisted in extinguishing fires there, according to accounts from local newspaper The Boggy Bayou Breeze. Workers remained at the Niceville camp until the CCC program ended in 1942. A five-person group of local citizens is helping the Heritage Museum make decisions on the nature of the camp commemoration. The group is comprised of Okaloosa County Judge T. Patterson Maney, Niceville Mayor Randall Wise, Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce CEO Tricia Brunson, Okaloosa County School Board member Melissa Thrush and Heritage Museum Trustee Steve Czonstka. Maney said the camp should be commemorated beacause of the program's effect on the area and the nation. "The CCC played a dramatic role in the the development of this country," Maney said. "It's important that we commemorate it." Maney said, ideally, the commemoration would be in place by April 2014, the 80th anniversary of the camp's completion. Maney hopes the commemorative marker will also serve as an infomrative tool. "Hopefully it will provide an educational opportunity for young people in the area to understand about their community's history," Maney said. This committee narrowed the form of the commemorative marker to either a sign which would cost $2,000-$4,000, depending on whether it is one-or two-sided, and a statue depicting a CCC worker that would cost $22,000. Czonstka said the group and the Heritage Museum would begin a fundraising effort to gather donations in order to pay for whatever marker is eventually decided on. The committee and museum have yet to decide whether the marker would be placed at the site of the permanent or temporary camp. Thrush contacted Okaloosa Schools Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson to inform her that the group may request use of land owned by the school district for placement of the marker. CAMPFrom page A-1 Beacon photoMid-Bay Bridge under repairGibson & Associations Inc. began work on a $1 million bridge repair and rehabilitation project to replace bearing pads on the Mid-Bay Bridge, the Florida Department of Transportation announced. Motorists may encounter intermittent lane restrictions. Work requiring lane closures will take place from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. The project is expected to be complete in early 2014.

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homes, or if they prefer, to demolish them and rebuild new ones.He said it would also help to develop small businesses in the area, hopefully filling or replacing some of the empty structures that are there now. Planning commission member Jack Carson agreed, saying that some of the older structures in or near the historical district, notably the "T-pier" on Toms Bayou, which is outside the district, had been rebuilt several times in the past. Commission member Joseph Cobb asked whether Shipyard Point, along the shore of Toms Bayou, could be considered an historic structure. The point is outside the district. Not really, Browning replied, saying that although Shipyard Point was once used as a place to build or repair small ships and large boats, there is not very much left of it now except for the rusting remains of an old winch that was once used to haul vessels in and out of the water. I see no reason why we have an historical district, said Carson. After some further discussion, the planning commission voted unanimously to recommend to the Valparaiso City Commission that the historical district be abolished, and that the area be rezoned C-1; Limited Commercial, thus giving property owners the option of either building homes or small businesses, such as shops and restaurants in what once was the commercial center of Valparaiso. Also during the meeting, the planning commission discussed, but ultimately tabled, a motion to recommend rezoning some properties along John Sims Parkway from R-1 Residential to C-1 Limited Commercial. Currently, some sections of John Sims Parkway are already zoned commercial, while other areas are restricted for residential use only. Carson said that if all of the property along John Sims Parkway were zoned Limited Commercial, it could eventually lead to a better tax base for the city, as more businesses could be built in the area, improving the local economy and job market while raising property values and potential tax revenue for Valparaiso. Carson suggested rezoning John Sims Parkway from Toms Bayou to the East Gate of Eglin Air Force Base, about one block deep, or no farther than Cunnard Avenue. Browning suggested that the city also rezone a triangular section of the city east of Old Highway 10 and west of John Sims Parkway, as well as the block at the northeast corner of Glenn Avenue and John Sims Parkway. Commission members said they would not be surprised if some Valparaiso residents initially object to such rezoning. Itll be contested, Ill guarantee you, said Cobb. Carson, however, said that such rezoning is necessary because Valparaiso is a small city with limited land area and, We have to make the most of what weve got, in order to maximize opportunities for business growth within the city. We are surrounded by water and Eglin Air Force Base, Carson said, making it necessary to develop new businesses wherever possible along John Sims Parkway, which is the citys main thoroughfare. Browning said that current residential property owners in the areas being considered for rezoning should not be unduly alarmed by such a possibility. He said that the limited commercial zoning category does not mean that such property may only be used for commercial purposes. People can still have homes there, he said, but added that the proposed new zoning would give property owners the option of either building homes or businesses on their land, and would also allow homeowners to operate some small businesses from within their homes. Although the consensus at the meeting appeared to favor rezoning along John Sims Parkway, the motion to recommend that to the city commission was ultimately tabled, after Browning suggested that the planning commission discuss the matter in detail with City Administrator Carl Scott before voting on whether to send such a recommendation to the city commission. Scott was not present at the Nov. 19 meeting. provider operating in Okaloosa County have a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) and current state EMS provider license. The COPCN is issued for a two-year term, and the term of the new COPCN will be from Jan. 10, 2014, through Jan. 9, 2016. In recent years, the county has issued a COPCN only to its own Department of Public Safety. This policy came about when the public safety department complained to commissioners that private ambulance services were drawing revenue away from the county by providing non-emergency ambulance transportation, such as transporting patients between one hospital and another, or between hospitals and nursing homes, at lower prices than the county charged for such services, while leaving emergency ambulance service, for which some patients, especially the poor, never make payments, to the county. Since then, the county has granted a virtual monopoly for its own public safety department to provide all emergency and nonemergency ambulance services, thus ensuring itself revenue from the more consistently paid nonemergency ambulance trips. The consent agenda also included an amendment to County Resolution 07-108, to remove stipulations preventing the construction of a concrete driveway in a vacated right-ofway on Yarmouth Drive in the Raintree Estates subdivision. According to documents presented by county staff members, the county commission had previously resolved to vacate rightof-way as requested by David Michael Graves, the petitioner, during the regular commission meeting held June 5, 2007. The vacation was granted with the typical stipulations placed on vacated right-of way. However, Mr. Graves requested that the resolution be amended to remove all stipulations except that which reserves a full width utility easement for all licensed utility companies including a stormwater/drainage easement for the county. Commissioners unanimously approved both the ambulance monopoly and the Raintree Estates driveway along with the rest of the consent agenda. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 THEBAYBEACON COUNTYFrom page A-1By William Rex Bertran Niceville Editor: Lets see if we can find out where the Niceville City Council interest lies. As presently constituted my garbage service is twice a week for trash and once a week for recycling. This requires three trucks, four people and cost $15.91 per month. Under the new system I will receive trash pickup once a week and recycling once a week. This requires two trucks and two people. This means Waste Management gets by with one third less trucks and one half less manpower. They also provide one third less service. For all this reduction in overhead I get one dollar a month savings on my bill. This is a whopping six percent reduction. This makes for a nice windfall for Waste Management. Now the Niceville City Council wants to extend Waste Managements contract. This is a no-bid contract. Everything seems to benefit Waste Management and not the citizens of Niceville. Letters to the EditorLetters to the editor on any subject are welcome. To allow room for all views, please keep your letters short. Also, don t forget to sign them and include your phone number. 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Crime StoppersThe Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office has uploaded surveillance video to its YouTube account, showing the Nov. 3 attempted robbery of the Big Boss store on Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OCSO at 850651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.Traffic crashThe Florida Highway Patrol reported that a serious single-car traffic crash occurred at 12:10 a.m., Nov. 19, at 18th Street and Nutmeg Avenue, Niceville. A 2009 Chevy Impala, driven by Luis Prado, 22, of Niceville, was traveling east on 18th Street at a very high rate of speed. Prado lost control of his vehicle, causing it to travel onto the southern shoulder as it rotated counterclockwise. The car hit some bushes, became airborne for 16 feet, rolled, and hit a tree six feet above the ground. Prado and his passenger, Robert Riddle, 21, of Niceville, were taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola with serious injuries. Damage to the car was estimated at $10,000. The report also stated that both men were wearing seatbelts, and that the accident was not alcohol-related.ArrestsRichard Edward Sweet, 60, of 282 Washington Avenue, Apt. 18, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police Nov. 17, for possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest without violence. * Niceville police arrested Sedric Steven Coney, 25, of Tallahassee, on Nov. 17 for trafficking controlled substance. Coney was in possession of 100 oxycodone hydrochloride 30 mg pills packaged in a clear bag, which he dropped in Murphys USA Store, 1202 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville. He was not able to provide a prescription or explanation for the pills. The incident was captured on store video. * On Nov. 17, Niceville police arrested Tara Denise Buntyn, 43, of 106 Duloft Fort Walton Beach, for possession of cocaine, possession of controlled substance without a prescription, operating a vehicle while license revoked for habitual traffic offender, and possession of drug equipment. * On Nov. 13, Niceville police arrested three male youths from Niceville; ages 17, 15, and 14, on Okaloosa Circuit Court warrants for robbery and battery touch or strike. The defendants were part of a group who were hanging out with the victim . at the neighborhood pool on Everglade Drive on Sept. 19 when they attacked, beat, and sprayed their victim with mace while robbing him of his wallet containing $680. The police report also stated that at one point during the attack, the victim lifted his head and said, I thought we were friends. One of the attackers, who was holding the victim down, replied, I dont make friends with Arabs, then proceeded to pepper spray the victim before jumping a fence and running from the scene. * On Nov. 17, Niceville police arrested a 17-year-old male from Crestview for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and for falsely identifying himself to a law enforcement officer. Bear sightingsOn Nov. 17, Niceville police received a report from someone who said that there was a black bear in his yard on Kelly Road, eating out of the trash can. The caller later advised that the bear had moved across the street to a neighbors garbage can. Police could not find the bear. * On Nov. 8, Niceville police received a complaint about a bear getting into a garbage can on Wexford Drive. The creature ran through some other yards on Wexford Drive and headed toward a nearby wooded area. Police could not find the bear.Other incidentsOn Nov. 8, Okaloosa County deputies investigated a complaint of possible grand theft at a residence on Meadow Woods Lane in Niceville. The investigating officer recommended that the case be inactivated, due to lack of evidence. * On Nov. 8, Okaloosa deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a residence on Hickory Avenue in Niceville. The case remains under investigation. * On Nov. 9, Valparaiso police responded to an address on North Bayshore Drive in reference to a report that an unknown person(s) had removed a $350 concrete statue of Saint Jude from the front yard without the owners permission or knowledge. * On Nov. 14, Niceville police responded to an address on South Cedar Avenue in reference to a criminal mischief. The police met the complainant, who said she returned home around 4 a.m. and went to bed. The victim awoke later in the day and realized someone had broken a sliding glass door by throwing a rock through it. A fire pit was missing from the backyard. * On Nov. 16, Niceville police responded to an address on Hickory Avenue, in reference to a report that someone had broken into a mans residence earlier that day. The complainant said that some neighbors had witnessed the break-in, and that a female had taken a container with money in it. * On Nov. 17, Niceville police responded to an address on Bullock Boulevard regarding a report of the possible theft of an Xbox. * On Nov. 17, Niceville police responded to an address on Kelly Road in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, police spoke with the complainant, who said that while out for lunch at approximately 1 p.m., her medication was stolen from home. * On Nov. 18, Niceville police received a report of a theft. The complainant told police that two of her iPods went missing during her move to the U.S. from England. The victim and her family are military and during the move, more than one moving company was used to complete the move. The value of each iPod is around $192. This happened in October 2012, and the victim, who now lives in Niceville, was told she needed to report it to law enforcement for insurance purposes. * On Nov. 19, a woman came to the Niceville Police Department and reported a theft. The woman reported that she had been in Pensacola, and when she returned to her grandmothers house, she realized two Sorrelli necklaces were missing from her jewelry box. * On Nov. 19, Niceville police responded to a fraud report. Police met with the complainant, who said that on Nov. 17 he received a call from Citibank/Best Buy informing him a credit card had been opened in his name. The card was opened in New Jersey without the complainants permission. On Nov. 19, the complainant received a call from Wells Fargo informing him someone had opened an account through the bank. 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. THEBAYBEACON F i re De p artment Re p ortsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Nov.18, 2013 through Nov.24, 2013. 0 Structure Fire15 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn9 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Bullock Blvd...................................Medical.............................11/18/13.......................09:35 Cadillac Ave..................................Medical.............................11/18/13.......................10:19 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Cancelled on scene........11/18/13.......................16:59 Valparaiso Blvd.............................Medical.............................11/18/13.......................17:31 Rue De Palms...............................Medical.............................11/18/13.......................19:12 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Life flight...........................11/19/13.......................00:23 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Vehicle crash...................11/19/13.......................07:12 28th Street.....................................Medical.............................11/19/13.......................13:56 22nd Street....................................Medical.............................11/19/13.......................14:43 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical.............................11/20/13.......................09:27 Scott St..........................................Medical.............................11/20/13.......................09:51 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical.............................11/20/13.......................11:17 Bayshore Dr..................................Cancelled on scene........11/20/13.......................14:14 Peachtree Way.............................Medical.............................11/20/13.......................19:20 Hillside Dr......................................Medical.............................11/21/13.......................08:20 Fairwood Dr...................................Medical.............................11/21/13.......................12:01 S. Cedar Ave.................................Medical.............................11/21/13.......................12:07 Redwood Ave................................Good intent......................11/21/13.......................20:33 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Cancelled on scene........11/22/13.......................09:10 Cadillac Ave..................................Medical.............................11/22/13.......................18:58 N. Partin Dr....................................Cancelled on scene........11/23/13.......................01:29 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Vehicle crash...................11/23/13.......................14:23 Reeves St......................................Cancelled on scene........11/23/13.......................19:25 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Good intent......................11/23/13.......................20:42 N. Partin Dr....................................Cancelled on scene........11/24/13.......................05:11 Vincent Cir.....................................Medical.............................11/24/13.......................13:52 Sweetgum Ct................................Cancelled on scene........11/24/13.......................15:47 Weekly Safety Tip: It is very important to clean your lint filter on your dryer regularly and inspect the vent leading from the dryer to the outside. Built up lint will restrict the escape of heat exhaust and can cause a fire. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville Sedric S. Coney 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 email: info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CorrectionA Police Blotter item published Nov. 20 incorrectly characterized an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office report concerning Hunter McCain Jones, 114 Westlake Court, Niceville. Jones was not arrested.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 18, 2013 through November 24, 2013. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Parkwood Dr.................................Medical alarm activation.11/18/13......................10:16 Garden Oaks Cv...........................Service call......................11/18/13......................23:25 Ida Coon Cir..................................Medical.............................11/19/13......................07:00 Bobcat Cove.................................Medical.............................11/19/13......................07:57 Barbados Way..............................Medical.............................11/19/13......................13:35 Ridgewood Cv..............................EMS call...........................11/19/13......................20:35 N. White Point Rd........................Medical.............................11/19/13......................21:24 Turnberry Way..............................Medical.............................11/19/13......................23:00 Scott Rd........................................Dispatched & cancelled..11/20/13......................09:54 Caribbean Way.............................Dispatched & cancelled..11/21/13......................08:37 E. Hwy. 20.....................................Medical.............................11/21/13......................10:45 Antiqua Way.................................Medical.............................11/21/13......................12:11 W. Parkwood Ln...........................Medical.............................11/21/13......................23:51 Yacht Club Dr................................Medical.............................11/23/13......................14:08 Cat Mar Rd...................................Medical.............................11/24/13......................07:49 Olde Post Rd................................Medical.............................11/24/13......................10:41 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. Mint To Bee Gift Shop, located in Fort Walton Beach, has been in business for 15 years. Last year, we really considered going out of business but my excessive inventory in stock made my decision not to close. I had to find a way to advertise to let my customers know I was still in business. I have been a customer with the Bay Beacon for many years and I know that many people read it. I am so glad that I used the Bay Beacon to advertise my gift shop because of the overwhelming response to my ad. Thank you Bay Beacon and also to my loyal customers for your interest in my store.Advertising in the Bay Beacon gets results! Heres proof! Peggy Marler, Owner Mint 2 Bee Gift Shop Fort Walton Beach What You Need To Know To Start College New Student Info Session FWB Campus and be entered into a drawing toWIN textbooks GET STARTED GET STARTED Poll y s Co ncrete Products Poll y s Co ncrete Productswww.poll y sconcrete.com Before After $50.00OFFFormed & Poured Driveway$100.00OFFCobblestone Paver DrivewayREADY TO ENHANCE YOUR CURB APPEAL?Upgrade your old existing driveway with Stylish Cobblestone Pavers or we can remove and repour your driveway.Call today for a free estimate 897-3314 Page A-6 Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 27, 2013 Page A-7 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith They were unselfish, and not afraid to give. Shera Gill, 35, Crestview, stay-home mom and veteran We should make a newspaper about all the things they did on the Mayflower. Candie Keller, Niceville, unemployed Kenedi Mills, 12, Bluewater Bay, Ruckel Middle School student What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What should today s Americans learn from the Pilgrims and American Indians who celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621?Dalton Perras, 5, Niceville, Bluewater Elementary School student Location: Walmart Not to be greedy, and remember to give. Russell Jones, 50, Valparaiso, floor covering installer The Pilgrims and Indians knew how to come together as one, strangers and families alike, and be grateful for one another. As a military family, that s something we ve learned to do as well, such as inviting single Airmen into our home for Thanksgiving. We should learn to be thankful for what we have. Back in that day they had nothing, while today we have the whole world open to us, but are often discontented. They have given us a tradition we would not have had otherwise. Beacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL 32578The Bay Beacon The Eglin Flyer The Hurlburt Patriot(850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.com DONT BE LEFT OUT! CALL 678-1080 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!FREE COLOR on YOUR AD!Dont miss this chance to help your customers plan their holiday shopping!Colorful LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS advertising pages will be published in the Bay Beacon on December 1 1 & 18 and in the base newspapers December 13 & 20! Last Minute Gift Ideas AN OFFER FROM B EA CO N NEWSPAPE RS! HOLIDAY MERCHANTS!Ad deadlines: Thursday, Dec. 5 & 12 Publication: Wednesday, Dec. 11 & 18 Friday, Dec. 13 & 20 Run on 1, 2, 3 or all 4 dates! Less than1/2per reader! Add 15,000 more in the base papers at special discounts! Charles Nieft, 76, Valparaiso, retired I was in civics class in high school when they made an announcement.Where were you, and what were you doing, when you first learned that President John F. Kennedy had been shot, on Nov. 22, 1963?Jude LeCompte, 63, Niceville, retiredLocation: Turkey Creek Walk and The Coffee ShoppeI was an inside technician for the Southeastern Telephone Company. Suddenly, the entire system froze, as everyone was trying to make phone calls at once.CorrectionTwo photos were inadvertently transposed in The Inquiring Photographer published Nov. 20. Here is the correct version. (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com Happy Thanksgiving from your local independent insurance agent!Give Th anks ... Corner of Green Acres Rd. & Beverly St. Fort Walton Beach (850) 864-4735 BARGAINS DISCOUNTS HOMEMADE BREADSHOLIDAY HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10A.M.-5P.M., SAT. 9A.M.-2 P.M.Willow Tree Angels, Greenleaf Oils, Jewelry, Children's Consignment Clothing, Pedal Cars, Retro Lawn Furniture, Americana, Folk art, Local Raw Honey...and more! GIFT GIVING HEADQUARTERS 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 Dorothy Morgan, 77, Auburn, Alabama, homemaker

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Page A-8 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 It's beginning to look a lot like ChristmasNiceville city workers last week were putting finishing touches on the municipal Christmas and holiday displays around City Hall.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Caring, Competent Professionals Helping You To A Swift RecoveryNICEVILLE 850-897-80811950 Bluewater Blvd., Suite 100DESTIN850-662-37137720 Hwy. 98 W., Suite 200CRESTVIEW850-897-8081550 W. Redstone Ave., Suite 320ACCEPTING MOST INSURANCES www.bluewaterorthopedics.com Arthroscopic SurgeryfFoot & Ankle SurgeryeSports InjuriesfJoint ReplacementfFracture Care Thomas M. Fox, D.O. Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified William J Markowski, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified Steven S. Donchey, M.D. Musculoskeletal Medicine Sports Medicine Board Certified Bradley J. Goeke, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified Rustin G. Sorensen, P.A.-C Physician Assistant Erin N. Robinson, P.A.-C Physician AssistantMerry Christmas & Happy New Year! From Your Friends at Keller Williams Realty Niceville850-279-4332Niceville Office 4534 Hwy. 20 East Merchants WalkEach office independently owned and operated ChristmasBLUEWATER BAYin Call Today!Replace a few teeth instantly!GULFCOASTDENTALSteven G. Robinette, DDS (850) 897-9600 4566 Hwy 20 East Ste 108 Niceville, FL 32578 www.gulfcoastdental.com Like uson FACEBOOK With Mini Dental Implants your Dentist can provide you with a simple, gentle, non-surgical procedure to replace your missing teeth. Restore the attractiveness of your smile at a much lower cost than the larger older style implants. Smile with confidence in one short visit! Ritz Salon is offering Keratin Complex just in time for the holidays! Takes away 95% of frizz Intensifies color Makes hair shiny, silky & smooth. Before After Mid-Bay Plaza Bluewater Bay897-4466 Keratin Complex smoothing therapy by CoppolaThis formaldehyde-free product lasts at least 3 mon ths and is great for all types of hair, including curls, frizzy hair, or chemically, overprocessed hair in need of repair. Call today for your consultation. SAVE $30!Now thru January 5, 2014. Emerald Coast Health InstituteFamily & Preventive MedicineYour Health, Our Passion! www.echidoc.com Hours of Operation: Mon.-Thurs. 8-12 & 1-4:30 Phone: 850-279-6949 | Fax: 850-279-6033 4566 E Hwy. 20, Ste. 105 | Niceville, FL 32578 Thomas L. McKnight, M.D., MPH Family & Preventive MedicineNew Patient Availability Most Insurances AcceptedAs we celebrate our one year anniversary we Thank you for your support! SINCE 1998OUR NEW SERVICES Hair Cut/Styling Facial, Massage, & Body Wax Pedicure & Manicure Total Relaxation(850) 897-1606Bluewater Bay We welcome new customers too! Jesus, I Trust in You Celebrating15 Years 15 Years in BusinessFirst, we thank God for all His blessings. Second, we wanted to express our gratitude to you, our loyal customers for your support in the past 15 years. And third, in this season of Thanksgiving, we want to show our appreciation by offering you a chance to WIN FREE SERVICES. With this ad you can win a Facial & Body Massage, Full Body Wax and Eye Lash Extensions, Manicure & Pedicure and Haircut, Wash and Style! Bring in your ad on or before Tuesday, December 31 to enter. Trusted Practice on theEmerald Coast#1 DR. SCOTTBEALSBoard Certified American Board of Dermatology 4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101 Niceville 850.897.7546PATIENT APPRECIATIONNow through 12/31/13TCA Peels20%OFFSpecializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair Mohs Micrographic Surgery General & Pediatric Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , N N o o v v e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 7 7 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 First Baptist Church of Niceville members prepare labels and customs forms for some of the care packages being sent out. Pictured, Callie Bobbitt supervises a form being filled out. Collegiate awarded Blue RibbonCollegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College was recently awarded its status as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. Principal Anthony Boyer and Vice Principal Christine Cruickshank traveled to Washington D.C. to personally accept the award at a recognition ceremony Nov. 19. that honored 236 public and 50 private schools. Maintaining a small school atmosphere and maintaining high academic expectations are some things we believe allow our students the opportunity to excel, said Boyer.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithAuthor signs Maze, his book, at the ManorLt. Col. John Wayne Goodson was at the Manor at Bluewater Bay Nov. 13, signing copies of his newest book, Maze. This is Goodson s second book. Pictured, Sandy Aimanovich receives her signed copy of Maze.Home Front Ministry celebrates 11 yearsThis year marks the 11th anniversary of First Baptist Church of Nicevilles Home Front Ministry, which focuses on meeting the needs of deployed personnel and their families. Soon, church members will pack and mail care packages to deployed and remote military during the annual Operation Christmas Troop event to be held at the church on Dec. 4. Families of local deployed and remote personnel are invited for a free dinner and to prepare packages for their loved ones abroad. An art creation station for children of deployed members will be set up so they can include artwork in their parents packages. The church provides a wide variety of items to fill boxes, from socks and cookies to hot cocoa and more. Each package will include quilted prayer squares, made by the churchs Faithful Fingers quilting group. Each square is pocket-sized reminder that the recipients and their families are covered in prayer. Completed packages will be shipped by church members via priority mail to ensure they arrive by Christmas. Over the past decade, church members have prepared and shipped over 2,000 care packages to local military deployed around the globe. The Home Front Ministry was expanded in 2013 to include a Spiritual Preparation for Deployment program. It is anchored in classroom instruction by those that have been there, service members and spouses who are veterans of military deployments and remote assignments. The new ministry also offers individual counseling by licensed counselors. Requests for care packages and dinner RSVPs should be mailed to fbcnhomefront@emarqmail.com or called into the church office at 678-4621, by Nov. 29. For more information regarding the Home Front Ministry, visit the First Baptist Church home page, fbcniceville.org. The church is located at 622 Bayshore Drive. Air Force Airman Anthony Siler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Siler is the son of Kwanchai Siler of Niceville. Anthony Siler In the Service Twin Cities Hospital Receives ATwin Cities Hospital was recently recognized with an A Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national non-profit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. We have had a stellar year for accomplishments related to quality and patient safety. These accomplishments are not possible without the hard work and dedication of our employees, physicians and volunteers each and every day, said David Whalen, Chief Executive Officer at Twin Cities Hospital. Twin Cities Hospital offers 24 hour emergency services, all private rooms, the areas first Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program, and a variety of inpatient and outpatient services. Located at Highway 85 N and College Boulevard in Niceville, Twin Cities Hospital also has the areas only hospital based Wellness Center. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY Shop locally The Heritage Museum Shop and Bookstore, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, features old-fashioned games and toys, locally and regionally handcrafted items including baskets and quilts, books on local history for all ages and HMNF merchandise. Gift certificates are available. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. For more information, call 678-2615. Benefit book sale The Friends of the Niceville Library book store will be having a half price sale during the month of December. The book store is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Books and audio will be half price for the month. Book store will be closed Dec. 24 and 31. Proceeds from sales benefit the Niceville Public Library. Adult soccer Adult Outdoor Soccer League for ages 17 and up. Register now until Dec. 27. There will be one game per week, from Jan. 5-Feb. 23, on Sunday afternoons at the Howard Hill Soccer Fields. Cost for Niceville residents is $60 per player. For non-residents, $80 per player. Register and pay in person with cash or check at the Community Life Center at Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 Partin Dr. S., Niceville, or online with credit card at: nicevilleumc.org/recreation. Volunteers needed The Niceville Christmas Lady will be back in Niceville with her display, the 18th annual Animation in Motion, at the former Food World building, 1104 E. John Sims Parkway in the Oak Creek Shopping Center beginning Friday, Nov. 29 and lasting until Friday, Dec. 27 nightly from 6-9 p.m. Volunteers are needed to meet and greet as well as work the refreshment stand (no monetary transactions involved). You are free to choose the amount of time you would like to help. The hours will be from 6-9 p.m., 7 days a week. If you are interested, please sign up at thenicevillechristmaslady.com. Thank you for your continued support for this community event. Home front ministry First Baptist Church of Niceville, located at 622 Bayshore Drive in Niceville, will be having their annual Operation Christmas Troop event on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Families of deployed and remote personnel are invited to a free dinner and to prepare packages for their loved ones abroad. Items to fill packages will be provided and shipped by church members for Christmas. Requests for care packages or to RSVP for the dinner to fbcnhomefront@emarqmail.com or call 6784621, by Nov. 29. For more information regarding the Home Front Ministry, visit the First Baptist Church home page, fbcniceville.org. Republican Women meet The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will be meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Wyndam Garden Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Resort) on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at 12 p.m. as well as a Dine and Dash table, for those with limited time. Special holiday entertainment will be provided by the Niceville High School Chorus. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net by noon on Friday, Nov. 29. Cost of the lunch is $16 for members and $18 for guests. For more information about RWOF, visit rwof.org Elk Lodge memorial service Twin Cities Elks Lodge #2747 in conjunction with the Crestview Elks Lodge #2624, will pay respects to departed members in a memorial service Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. The service will be held in the Twin Cities Lodge, 224 Seminole Ave., Valparaiso. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Open to the public. For more information, call 729-3557 after 4 p.m. Got fines? Do you have library fines? Start the new year off right with a clean conscience. The Niceville Public Library will be accepting canned goods and nonperishable food items in December for Sharing & Caring in lieu of fines. These items will help families in our community enjoy this holiday season. The value of the canned goods and non-perishable food items should be close to the amount of the fine owed. International crafts The First Presbyterian Church of Fort Walton Beach, 134 Beal Avenue, S.W., will hold their First Mini Craft Market before Christmas. It will run every Sunday starting Dec. 1-22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday. The products are fairly traded handmade items, many special for Christmas. For more information call the Church Office 243-3732 or Carol Davis 243-4777. Geek Lights The Geek Lights public performances begin Monday, Dec. 2, and run nightly through Jan. 5. The free performances take place at the corner of Bluewater Blvd and Antiqua Way in Bluewater Bay. Shows begin on the hour and half hour starting at 6 p.m., with the last show starting at 9:30 p.m. SundayThursday, and 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. You can follow the progress of the build, and get up-to-the-minute schedule information on the shows FaceBook page at FaceBook.com/GeekLightsOnTheC orner. Mac users meet The December meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the NWF State College Student Services Building Room 132. The presentation will be by Anne Hornstein, who will help you get more comfortable with using your Macintosh computer and iPad. Attendees will be given an opportunity to share information and ask questions about their computer, iPhone or iPad. For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at 862-3327 or jeancdutton@mac.com. Movie screening The NWFSC Film Club is pleased to announce a screening of Jeff Nichols surrealistic thriller, _Take Shelter_, rated R, on Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in J-328 of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for introductions and the selection of the next film with a discussion to follow the screening. Admission is free and open to NWFSC students, faculty, staff, and members of the outside community. Collegiate info There will be information sessions Dec. 3 and Dec. 12 to answer questions about Collegiate High School. Discussion will include information about the application process, meeting school personnel and hearing from current students. The sessions will be at NWF State College, Niceville Campus, in the Student Services Center, room 132 and 133. For more information call 7294949 or visit nwfcollegiatehigh.org. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDA R 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-AdultsST. PAUL PRESCHOOLLimited openings VPK Provider First Baptist Church ofValparaisoEN G A G INGGOD,CONNECTING WITHOTHERS,SERVIN G ALL444 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 Ruckel singers in All County ChorusThirty Ruckel Chorus Students participated in the annual Okaloosa All County Honor Chorus on Monday, Nov. 4. The 7th and 8th Grade Ruckel Chorus students performed with either the Treble Chorus or the Mixed Chorus. Pictured, Alex Gilbert, Parker Walsh, John Hencinski, Ricky Kozak, Wesley Krist, Richard Brown, Elijah Sutton, Joe Walker, Mady Huston, Julie Freeman, Emma Ladd, Kali Kerrigan, Allie Woodhams, Katrin Woods, Abrial Bonilla, Emma Weeks, Katelynn Inness, Catherine Jensen, Yolanda Stallworth, Mallory Thomas, Hannah Sjostrom, Ashleigh Wallace, Sally Clifton, Kelly Harrington, Meghan Horrigan, Mandy Martin, Shani Henry, Grace Hall, Olivia Reneau and Meredith Freeman. The Ruckel Choruses are under the direction of Michelle Tredway. POINTING THE WAY TO JESUSwww.iacdestin.org 250 Indian Bayou T rail, Destin 850-837-6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Services9:00am Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy Communion Nursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 3-7 11:01am Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion) Nursery & Sunday School providedYouth OutreachYouth Wednesday Nights Hang out; engage; wo rship; grow 6:30-8:30pm The Shed Thanksgiving Day Service with Holy Communion 10:00am he brings to our football team, not just in talent, but in leadership, said Coach John Hicks of his quarterback, Hooker. The senior is glad to be back in the game, and ready to prepare for the next round. As for playing such an important leadership role? Its not one guy, its everybody, we rely on each other, said Hooker. The Eagles will host Fletcher High School from Neptune Beach this Friday at 7:30 in the regional final in hopes of moving to the state semi-final. EAGLESFrom page B-4 Rocky winsThe Rocky Bayou Christian School Knights football team won the home conference game Nov. 14 against St. Johns Country Day School by a score of 26-19. CorrectionTroop 546 will sell Christmas trees in front of the Niceville Police Department Dec. 6-8. An item published in the Beacon's Hometown Christmas Guide Nov. 20 gave incorrect dates. THE BEACONSAT YOUR SERVICE TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Dont be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! BayouTreeService COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. 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The Eagles advance on to the regional finals with a home game against Fletcher this Friday.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Valp. library has Catching Fire partyThe Valparaiso Community Library had a party to celebrate the movie release of Catching Fire, rated PG-13, a movie based on the second book in The Hunger Games series. Participants played trivia games, watched the first movie and played an archery piata game. Pictured, Kaitlyn Ballard holding a certificate for Catching Fire movie tickets she won, next to Emily Ruff, director of youth services. Veterans Day speaker appreciatedAudience members from the Niceville Exchange Club congratulate Eglin Major General Scott Jansson on his Veterans Day Speech at the AMVETS Post 78 Veterans Breakfast in Valparaiso. Pictured from left, Deb Crenshaw, Major General Jansson, Janine Jansson and Judy Wiseman. Three sisters compete in triathlonLynn Horrigan of Niceville recently competed in the Atlantic Coast Triathlon in Amelia Island with her two sisters, Jenica Kelly and Rachel Lacertosa. The triathlon 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run. The three are the daughters of David and Gayle Chastain of Niceville. Gamma Epsilon celebrates anniversaryGamma Epsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently held an anniversary celebration for their becoming a Master Chapter at the home of JoAnn Jones in Niceville. Eagle Scout builds fence, earns rankRyan Simpson of Troop 157, left, was awarded his Eagle rank at a court-of-honor held by his Troop. For his project he planned and constructed a maintenance fence at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. For more information, visit beascout.scouting.org. Woman turns 75, throws concert to celebrateTo celebrate turning 75, Kay Garner Hancock arranged a piano concert and played songs from classical to ragtime at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Niceville, Sunday Nov. 17. Pictured with her son, Randall, who is a fan of Beethoven. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) CRESTVIEW SOUTH OF I-10 1978sf, 3-bedroom, 2bath in Riverchase subdivision. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 THEBAYBEACON BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS Photo courtesy of Lisa MyersThe Niceville High School swimmers sent to state, Judson Robertson, Teddy Vaughen, Matthew Markwardt, Cody McWilliams, Chaz Brechler, Jane Parke, Kellen Broaderick, Coach Kathy Milbrey Parke, Caitlin Myers, Donaji Brindley, Tatum Hackler, Sydney Dawson and Kalanne Krause.NHS lady swimmers place third at state, boys place tenth BWB soccer team wins secondThe Lynn C. Bowling Keller Williams Realty soccer team took second place in this year s league play. Pictured, player Chloe Ellis presents the team trophy to sponsor Lynn C. Bowling of Keller Williams Realty in Bluewater Bay on Nov. 19. Chloe also presented the team sponsor with a plaque showing all the players and coaches as an expression of their appreciation. Niceville High School sent 13 swimmers to the State High School Championship in Stuart to compete Nov. 15. The Lady Eagles placed third over all, Niceville Men placed tenth. Individually, the Lady Eagles were lead by senior Caitlin Myers, who placed third in both of her individual events and set a new high school record in the 50 Free with a time of 24.02. The Ladies 400 Free Relay also placed third and broke their own county record in the process with a time of 3:33.56. Another county record was broken during the day, as freshman Sydney Dawson swam the 200 Free in 1:54.46. Kalanne Krause set new high school records in the 200 IM and 100 Back and Matthew Markwardt set a new high school record in the 100 Breaststroke. The men also bettered their time in the 400 Free Relay to 3:16.78. Top Individuals: Caitlin Myers 3rd 50 Free (NHS record 24.02), 3rd 100 Free. Kalanne Krause 5th 200 IM (NHS Record 2:08.79) 7th 100 Back (NHS record 58.82). Sydney Dawson 8th 200 Free (County Record 1:54.46), 16th 100 Back. Tatum Hackler 14th 200 IM, 14th 500 Free. Judson Robertson 8th 100 Back. Matthew Markwardt 16th 200 IM, 9th 100 Breaststroke (NHS record 1:00.08).Eagles advance to regional finals, play Fletcher FridayBy Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Eagles moved one step closer to a chance at the state championship with their 38-17 win over Lincoln High Schools Trojans from Tallahassee in the regional semi-final last Friday night. As a result of last Fridays win, the Eagles move on to the regional finals this Friday as they play Fletcher of Neptune Beach in a home game. Lincoln brought with them a winning tradition and was seen as a possible threat to the success of the Eagles. Once they gained a little momentum, the Eagles dominated the Trojans with impeccable defense, and an explosive running game that racked up the yards and the touchdowns. The defense came out of the gate with intensity and set the tone on the very first play with a tackle for loss of yards. Their defense answered, and the first quarter was scoreless for both teams. The Eagles found their momentum at the start of the second with a big completion from Ashton Hooker to Eli Stove, followed by a couple of explosive quarterback keepers that landed Hooker in the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. Lincoln scored a field goal, keeping the game tight, but Niceville answered with another ground drive that had Hooker and Tayjon Culley plowing down the field, earning another touchdown, Culleys first of four for the night. The 14-3 gap was about to be narrowed by a Trojan field goal, but defender Marquis Daniel got his hand on the ball and kept the three points off the board, sending the crowd to their feet, and the team into halftime with a 14-3 lead. The Trojans scored quickly into the third quarter, putting the score at an uncomfortably close 14-10. The Eagles did not relent, but rather amped up their performance and scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to pull ahead 28-10. 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