The Bay beacon

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The Bay beacon
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Beacon
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Niceville, Fla
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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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nothing helps." A battalion statement called him “an incredible leader . a warrior that moved to the sound of the guns and will be recognized for his valor." The former Niceville High School student graduated in 1993 from what is known now as Choice High School and Technical Center, Fort Walton Beach. Born on Eglin Air Force Base, Lacey is survived by his father and stepmother, John and Karla Lacey; his mother, Pam Joiner of Live Oak; two brothers; three stepbrothers; his wife, Ashley Lacey, of Fort Knox; their 4-year-old daughter, Lily; and three stepdaughters, Caiden, Trinity and Brandy-Lynn Fahl. Lacey will be buried in the Magnolia Cemetery in Laurel Hill. Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Two long-time incumbents and one new candidate will run unopposed for seats in the Valparaiso city government during a municipal election scheduled for March 11. Mayor John "Bruce" Arnold, who had stated he was unsure whether to run for another four-year term, said he decided at the last minute to seek one after learning that no one else had volunteered to run. According to Valparaiso City Clerk Tammy Johnson, incumbent City Commissioner Heyward H. Strong Jr., also qualified for another four-year term with no opposition. The only new candidate for city commissioner, also unopposed, is Clark "Tom" Browning III, a current member of the Valparaiso Planning Commission. The lack of contested seats apparently means that the only item on the March 11 municipal Five national touring shows, including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, have been added to the 2014 schedule for the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. In addition to the South African singing group, which will appear March 21, the acts added to the center's schedule are: —Comedian Jim Stafford and country music entertainer Moe Bandy, appearing Jan. 21. —The Acrobats of China, Feb. 5. —The Glenn Miller Orchestra, performing Feb. 12 to benefit the Niceville High School Band program. —“Generations: A Collection of Black American Music”, a regionally produced production, appearing Feb. 28. The center’s previously announced lineup of national touring shows also includes “Bring it On: The Musical” on Jan. 23, the Tony Award winning “Memphis: The Musical” on Feb. 22, and the Las Vegas concert event “The Rat Pack Is Back.” The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College. The arts center's box office is selling tickets, which range from $25 to $45. The March 21 performance of Ladysmith Black Mambazo will benefit a Pensacola radio station, WUWF. Assembled in the early 1960s in South Africa by Shabalala, a farmboy-turned-factory-worker, the group took the name Ladysmith Black Mambazo from the name of Shabalala’s rural hometown, Ladysmith. The group borrows heavily from traditional music that developed in the mines of South Africa, where black workers were taken by rail to labor far from their homes and families. By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer A former Niceville resident, Army Sgt. First Class William “Kelly” Lacey, 38, was killed in action in Afghanistan Jan. 4 when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his unit at a base in the Nangarhar Province. According to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Division, his unit based at Fort Knox, Ky., Lacey’s death marks the first Army combat death of 2014 in Afghanistan. He was scheduled to return from his fifth deployment in two weeks. “He was very proud of his military service,” said his stepmother, Karla Lacey. “He loved his family very much. He was a good father, son, husband and brother.” "My husband was such a truly amazing man," said Lacey's widow, Ashley Lacey, in a Facebook posting Jan. 6. "He is everything to me. My heart breaks over and over again and 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, January 8, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see MAMBAZO, page A-3 Please see ELECTIONS, page A-3 Police Blotter, page A-4Wed., 7 p.m. Join fellow poets at “ Say the Word ,” a free open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill 714 Howell Rd., Niceville. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. 678-2604. Thurs., 1:30 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library is having an Early Release Movie Day showing of “ Despicable Me 2 ,” rated PG. Popcorn will be served, seating is limited. 7295406. Fri. 12 p.m. A free lunchtime lecture “The History of East Pass – Destin, Florida,” will be presented by an author and a historian at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Valparaiso. Space is limited. 678-2615. Sat., 9:30 a.m. Boys and girls ages 1014 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship at the Holy Name of Jesus Family Life Center Niceville. Participants must furnish proof of age and written parental consent. 6786447. Calendar, B-2. COMING UP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 It’s no contest in Valp. electionsMambazo added to lineup at arts center Beacon photosThe 11-mile Mid-Bay Bridge Connector opened to motorists Saturday. The limited-access toll highway links the bridge with Highway 85 North. Highway tolls, set at half of those for the bridge itself, are assessed by an automated gantry that reads SunPass transponders and license plates, sending non-SunPass motorists a bill. Certain segments of the roadway are toll-free, however. At opening ceremonies, officials said the $140 million, 55 m.p.h. bypass would relieve traffic congestion on State Road 20, speed commuting between Crestview and Destin, and aid hurricane evacuations. Pictured, the roadway a mile east of the State Road 285 exit. More photos, A-2.Open for business Polar expressAn unusually strong cold wave sent down temperatures to about 20 degrees earlier this week. Residents scurried to cover sensitive plants and to prevent pipes from freezing, schoolchildren bundled up, and icicles formed on trees, bushes and fences, such as this one at 300 Riley Road, Niceville.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Heyward Strong Bruce Arnold Sgt. First Class William LaceyFormer Niceville man killed in Afghanistan

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Beacon photos by Dani Tavano and Stephen KentThe final two segments of the $140 million Mid-Bay Bridge Connector opened to the public at 3:29 p.m. Saturday. The limited-access toll highway, which runs through the Eglin reservation north and east of Niceville, links Highway 85 north of Niceville's Mullet Site to the north end of the toll bridge over Choctawhatchee Bay. Built by the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority, the 11mile expressway, which also has exits at State Road 285, Forest Road, Range Road, State Road 20 East, and Lakeshore Drive, is designed, among other things, to funnel more traffic to the span, boosting its toll revenue. It also is expected to speed trips between Crestview and Destin. Map at far left shows the connector route. Top right: Among the VIPs at a ribbon-cutting formally opening the roadway Saturday was Walter Francis Spence (center, in cap), 87, of Niceville, a founding member of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority in 1986. The Florida Legislature will consider a measure naming the highway in Spence's honor. Left, tolls on the connector will be collected via SunPass transponders or an automated toll-by-plate system that bills a vehicle's owner. Bottom: Some 750 runners and walkers inaugurated opening-day festivities. For more on the run, see A-6. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.com Fax 1-888-520-9323Th e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free totalmarket 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.Page A-2 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 THEBAYBEACON Schedule your appointment today! Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.850-678-8876 “Where there is no vision, the people perish” -Proverbs 29:18 Young, old and everyone in-between... Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. at Eyewear Unlimited offers full comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. Wishing a Happy 3rdBirthday to our little man, Gray!We love you buddy! Love from all of your family...Mema’s li le angel 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) • 678-6211 EYEWEAR UNLIMITED Eyewear Excellence since 1970 RESOLVED in 2014...Call Linda Zickler for all your real estate needs. Whether selling or buying, together we'll create a custom plan for your sale or purchase so that in 2014 you can move forward! HAPPY NEW YEAR!Linda Zickler Realtor850-621-7233 ~ lzickler@gnt.net Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater BayEach office is independently owned and operated. $140 million Mid-Bay Bridge Connector opens Tolling Point&

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ballot will be a proposed new city charter, championed by Arnold, among others. Browning, 47, is a network support contractor at Hurlburt Field. He will be taking over a commission seat currently occupied by Commissioner Diane Kelley, who is not seeking a second four-year term, according to Johnson. Two other incumbent city commissioners, Joe Morgan and Kay Hamilton, are not facing reelection this year, having two more years to serve of their current four-year terms. Johnson noted that Valparaiso city commissioners serve for staggered four-year terms, so that the entire city commission is not up for reelection in any given election year. Browning told the Beacon that he chose to run for city commissioner because, “I want to help keep a stable hand on the team, and because I didn’t see anyone else running.” He said that he would have begun his second year as a member of the appointed planning commission in March, but now expects to resign from that position in order to avoid any conflict with his new duties as an elected city commissioner. Browning said that Mayor Arnold called him Friday to congratulate him on becoming a new city commissioner. Asked about what goals he would like to pursue as a city commissioner, Browning replied that he would like to help the city move forward with rezoning some land on either side of John Sims Parkway from residential to a mixture of residential and light commercial, in order to help improve the city’s economy. Browning also said that as a commissioner, “I would like to help the city see things through with Eglin Air Force Base,” and if possible, to reach an agreement acceptable to both the base and the city regarding issues of aircraft noise and potential crash zones that could impact the city and its residential areas. If such an agreement cannot be reached, said Browning, then the city commission will be faced with the task of determining “how to survive as a city with the choices that Eglin has made.” Strong, 82, was first elected to the city commission in 1970, and has been reelected every four years since. He is a retired federal civil servant. Arnold, 84, was first elected Valparaiso mayor in 1964. A retired federal civil servant, he is believed to be the longest-serving elected mayor in Florida. Arnold spoke with the Beacon about his decision to run for reelection. “I had not intended to,” said the mayor, “but when I found out at the last minute that no one else was running, I felt an obligation not to leave the city in the lurch, or to have the city commission appoint someone who might not have the city at heart.” Asked if he had any special goals or objectives for his next term, the mayor replied, “not really.” “The city has enough problems with the EIS and the Air Force,” he said, referring to concerns over increasing levels of jet noise from nearby Eglin Air Force Base, an issue that has led the city to sue the Air Force twice. “We have to figure out an equitable solution for that.” “We also have the proposed city charter change to attend to,” Arnold said, “and we must get information out to our populace, so they’ll know what they’re voting on.” Arnold also expressed concern about the city’s finances. “The city has been limping along financially,” he said, “and I hope that we can turn that around with some additional grants.” “We have done little or nothing in the last several years to improve the infrastructure of the city,” he said. “I hope to turn that around. We need to improve our beaches and our recreational facilities.” “Wer'e not the only people strapped,” Arnold said, “but because we are landlocked, we don’t have room to expand the city or its tax base with new development.” Commissioner Heyward Strong, said he felt “humbled” by the fact that no one filed to oppose his reelection. Strong said that this election’s lack of opposition seems to deviate from a recent pattern. He said that during the 1970s and 80s, it was fairly common for Valparaiso commissioners to be reelected without opposition, but that contested elections became much more common in later years. “There has been more opposition during the last 10 to 15 years,” he said. Asked about his goals for his next term, Strong said he hopes to “continue what we’re doing.” He also added that he is “not in favor of the proposed charter change.” Overall, said Strong, “the city is in about as good a shape as it can be, in light of its loss of income. Our department heads are doing a very good job managing their departments within their budgets.” Commissioner Diane Kelley explained her reason for not seeking reelection, saying that under provisions of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), anyone who holds a paid elective office is not allowed to draw their state retirement pension while holding such office. Kelley said the date for her official retirement as an Okaloosa County public schools administrator comes in two and a half years, meaning that if she were reelected as a city commissioner, she would not be able to draw her FRS pension until she left office. Valparaiso city commissioners, noted Kelley, are paid a token salary $1 a year. She suggested that the city consider eliminating that payment altogether, because the token payment is still considered “income” under state retirement rules, but if commissioners served solely as volunteers, with no payment at all, commissioners under the FRS would then be eligible to receive their pensions. Kelley said that she has served as a principal at Destin and Bruner middle schools, as well as at Laurel Hill School. Recently, she was moved to a new job in charge of evaluation, training, and recruitment of school principals throughout the Okaloosa School District. She said she is very pleased that her office for her new job is located in Valparaiso, in the same building as the Okaloosa STEMM center, the site of the former Valparaiso Elementary School. Kelley said she hopes that after 2 12 years, the school district would be pleased enough with her performance that after she officially retires and begins drawing her state pension, the school district will be willing to hire her back to the same position, allowing her to draw both her pension and her schools salary, in accordance with state rules. 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John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578 Fax: 1-888-520-9323 • Email: info@baybeacon.com Roy Stretch WWII Navy Corsair carrier pilot Editor I wish to express our appreciation for the recognition of the 12 WWII vets in the Christmas Parade Dec. 7 put on by the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club. The Sunset Corvette Club members drove us to start the parade in their Vettes. Jimmie Boisjolie recruited the veterans. Wendy's Restaurant served us breakfast. Thanks to all others who made this such an outstanding parade. Well done by all hands. Thank you all. Thanks for honoring WWII vets Tom BrowningLadysmithBl ack Mambazo’s discography includes more than 50 recordings. In the mid-1980s, American popular singer-songwriter Paul Simon visited South Africa and incorporated the group's rich tenor-alto-bass harmonies into his hit "Graceland" album, introducing the group's music to the rest of the world. A year later, Simon produced Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s first U.S. release, "Shaka Zulu", which won a Grammy Award in 1988. Since then, the group has been awarded two more Grammys and has been nominated 15 times. According to Simon, “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being." MAMBAZOFrom page A-1 The South African singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform March 21 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville.

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ArrestOn Dec. 30 the Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dewayne Elliot Shelton, 35, of 1515 Cat-Mar Drive, Niceville, for burglary and petit theft of the Goodwill store located at 3223 West U.S. 98, Santa Rosa Beach. Shelton fled after he was questioned by a Goodwill employee who noticed that there were donated items in the suspect’s truck that appeared to have been taken from the store's outside dropoff point. Shelton fled on foot because he had gotten his vehicle stuck in the mud during the burglary. The truck had a stolen tag, but deputies ran the VIN number and found that the truck was registered to Shelton. SummonsJames Andrew McLean, 38, of 742 Windy Hill, Laurel Hill, was issued a summons Dec. 10 for one count of driving with a revoked license and one count of resisting an officer and obstructing without violence. McClean was stopped Dec. 9 for a burntout taillight, and gave the officer a false name and date of birth. McClean said he provided his brother’s information because he knew his own license had been suspended and he had recently received notice from Maine that his license had been suspended for child support and he did not want to be arrested for driving while his license was suspended. Other On Dec. 6, Niceville police responded to the Subway restaurant on John Sims Parkway in regard to a report that a man had been assaulted. Police made contact with the victim, who said he had been punched, but could not identify his attacker. * On Dec. 6, Niceville police responded to an address on Palm Drive, where a man reported that someone had broken into his garage and "keyed" a car inside. * On Dec. 7, a Niceville police officer was approached by a female who asked him to help her remove a set of handcuffs. The handcuffs, however, had been damaged, so officers transported her to the fire department where the handcuffs were cut off. * On Dec. 7, Niceville police responded to a location near the intersection of Pin Oak Circle and Bayshore Drive, in regard to a report of someone shooting pelicans with a bow and arrow. * On Dec. 7, Niceville police responded to the Walmart Supercenter in regard to a report of a customer possibly doing fraudulent returns. * On Dec. 8, Niceville police responded to a report of skateboarders “killing Santa.” When officers responded to an address on Kilcullen Drive, they were informed that two teenagers on skateboards had punctured an inflated Santa in the complainant’s yard, and then were chased away by neighbors. * On Dec. 11, a Valparaiso police officer responded to the Heritage Museum in response to a report of the theft of a Christmas tree. Upon arrival, the officer learned that unknown person(s) had removed an artificial Christmas tree from a trailer parked in the open lot next to the museum. * On Dec. 11, Niceville police received a walk-in complaint of a stolen firearm. The victim reported that the weapon, an AK-47, had been taken from his home during a party. The victim said he last saw the firearm propped up in a corner of the living room during the party. The missing weapon is valued at approximately $1,000. * On Dec. 12, Valparaiso police responded to an address on Trevor Drive in reference to a burglary. Someone entered a residence and removed several unsecured items. Missing items included a Glock firearm, serial number SUK762, valued at $440, as well as an Apple MacBook laptop computer valued at $1,300, 35 boxes of ammunition removed from a garage and valued at $700, plus several other items. The responding officer observed signs of an apparent unsuccessful attempt to break into a 1,000-pound safe. * On Dec. 13, a Niceville police officer responded to an address on Date Palm Circle in reference to a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that someone had apparently broken the driver’s side rear window of their pickup truck. No contents of the vehicle had been taken. A neighbor advised police of some juveniles who had been observed outside the night prior, and stated he had problems with them playing with a pellet gun. Police contacted one local juvenile who denied any involvement. * On Dec. 13, Niceville police assisted the fire department in traffic control and evacuating people from the Holiday Inn Express due to a minor fire. The fire was put out, and there were no injuries. * On Dec. 14, Niceville police responded to an address on Rhonda Drive for a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that he had discovered his truck tire had been punctured. He stated that approximately one month before, another of his truck tires had been damaged. Replacement cost of both tires was reported to total $240. * On Dec. 15, Niceville police responded to a reported theft. The complainant told police that his welding torch and tanks had been stolen from his truck while Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Dec.27, 2013 through Jan.5, 2014. 2 Structure Fire27 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire1 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time Regatta Dr.................................Medical....................................12/27/13...................11:27 Redwood Ave............................Vehicle crash..........................12/27/13...................15:15 Darlington Oak Dr.....................Medical....................................12/28/13...................01:38 Valparaiso Blvd.........................Medical....................................12/28/13...................09:21 N. Partin Dr................................Medical....................................12/28/13...................11:46 Nathey Ave................................Medical....................................12/29/13...................06:07 Linden Ave.................................Medical....................................12/29/13...................10:33 Surf Ln.......................................Medical....................................12/29/13...................11:33 N. Partin Dr................................Medical....................................12/29/13...................13:49 Springwood Way.......................Illegal burning.........................12/29/13...................16:28 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................12/30/13...................09:17 Regatta Dr.................................Cooking fire.............................12/30/13...................10:53 Beverly Dr..................................Medical....................................12/30/13...................14:06 N. Partin Dr................................Medical....................................12/31/13...................00:34 Nathey Ave................................Medical....................................12/31/13...................10:07 N. Palm Dr.................................Extrication...............................12/31/13...................16:22 S.R. 285.....................................Vehicle crash..........................1/1/14.......................05:25 Surf Ln.......................................Medical....................................1/1/14.......................23:01 Bay Dr........................................Structure fire...........................1/2/14.......................09:25 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................09:45 Linden Ave.................................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................11:43 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................13:25 N. Partin Dr................................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................14:49 McKinney St..............................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................17:37 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................19:05 Grove Park Dr...........................Cancelled................................1/2/14.......................21:50 Summerwood Ct.......................Medical....................................1/3/14.......................09:02 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................1/3/14.......................11:27 Chadwick Ln..............................Structure fire...........................1/3/14.......................12:48 N. Partin Dr................................Medical....................................1/3/14.......................13:20 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Excessive heat.......................1/3/14.......................18:33 Roberts Dr.................................Medical....................................1/3/14.......................19:20 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................1/3/14.......................21:40 23rd St.......................................Lock out..................................1/4/14.......................06:10 26th St.......................................Medical....................................1/4/14.......................21:11 Summerwood Ct.......................Medical....................................1/5/14.......................08:15 Kildare Cir..................................Medical....................................1/5/14.......................09:00 Weekly Safety Tip: If you have a disability, consider how it could affect your ability to escape from a fire in your home. If your disability requires special arrangements, make them part of the escape plan. For example, if you or someone you live with cannot escape alone, designate a member of the household to assist, and decide on backup in case that person isn t home. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North B9y Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 27, 2013 through January 5, 2014. Street Situation Date Time Merchants Way...........................Medical.......................................12/27/13................11:38 County Line Rd/Hwy 20.............Medical.......................................12/28/13................00:18 Bobcat Cove...............................Dispatched & cancelled............12/29/13................07:29 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.......................................12/29/13................15:31 Springwood Way........................Dispatched & cancelled............12/29/13................16:32 E. Hwy. 20...................................Service call................................12/29/13................16:59 Parkwood Ct...............................Dispatched & cancelled............12/30/13................07:32 Rosewood Way..........................Service call................................12/30/13................08:33 Parkwood Cir..............................Medical assist............................12/30/13................08:34 Regatta Dr...................................Dispatched & cancelled............12/30/13................10:58 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.......................................12/30/13................16:47 Norwich Cir..................................Accidental medical alarm..........12/31/13................13:20 Crystlal Bch Dr./Destin...............Cover assignment.....................12/31/13................21:22 Gulf Shore Dr./Destin.................Medical.......................................12/31/13................21:25 Harbor Blvd./Destin....................Dispatched & cancelled............12/31/13................22:06 Palmetto/Destin..........................Dispatched & cancelled............12/31/13................23:54 Harbor Blvd./Destin....................Dispatached & cancelled..........1/1/14....................01:10 Curacao Way..............................Medical.......................................1/1/14....................01:53 W. Capri Cove............................Medical.......................................1/1/14....................21:19 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.......................................1/1/14....................21:59 Bay Dr..........................................Building fire................................1/2/14....................09:26 Bay Dr..........................................Vehicle fire.................................1/2/14....................09:26 Bay Dr..........................................Vehicle fire.................................1/2/14....................09:26 Mark Twain Ct.............................Medical.......................................1/2/14....................11:57 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.......................................1/2/14....................12:55 Nelson Point Rd..........................Medical assist............................1/2/14....................14:23 E. Hwy. 20...................................Medical.......................................1/2/14....................15:12 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical assist............................1/2/14....................18:34 Bay Dr./St. Kitts...........................Vehicle accident........................1/3/14....................03:33 Chadwick Ln...............................Building fire................................1/3/14....................12:48 Bluewater Blvd............................Smoke detector activation........1/5/14....................08:35 E. Hwy. 20...................................Medical assist............................1/5/14....................11:04 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Wanted as of: 12/20/2013 VOP-Grand Theft Name:Casey Lynn Soukup Sex:Female Race:Caucasian DOB:01/01/1986 Height:5ft 7in Weight:125 lbs Hair:Brown Eyes:Brown Wanted as of: 06/27/2012 VOP-Felony Battery Name:Cody Alexander Friend Sex:Male Race:Caucasian DOB:03/06/1985 Height:6ft 1in Weight:250 lbs Hair:Brown Eyes:Hazel The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-4 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 THEBAYBEACONValparaiso The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of December, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Chicago Ave....................................Structure fire......................12/1/13....................15:14 Okaloosa Ave..................................Unconscious......................12/1/13....................22:00 Edge Ave.........................................Seizures.............................12/2/13....................08:39 N. 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over some rolling hills, and the end of the course took them over a nice downhill slope. All proceeds from the entrants benefited the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. This foundation provides assistance to the families of Special Operations Forces warriors who have been wounded or killed in service to their country. A runner from Miramar Beach, Anna Morelock, said “I wanted to do the 5K, because I live locally and I’ve done a marathon run before, and a few half marathons.” Morelock won first place overall of the females competing in the 5K run, finishing at 21:10. Tim Broeking and his 13year-old son, Graham, were excited to compete in the 5K as well. Tim said “I’m in the Air Force, so the Special Ops Warrior Foundation is a cause that is close to our hearts," Broeking said "I ran in the original opening run of the Mid-Bay Bridge (in 1993). Now the connector is opening, and Graham wanted to run. This is his first 5K.” The youngest participant was 1-year-old Elijah Vest, of Chicago. The oldest was Jantina Beukenkamp, 98, of Shalimar. The overall best time in the 5K run was 16:41, achieved by Kyle Ryan, 26, of Eglin. First place in the half marathon went to Line Lauritsen, finishing at 1:30:32 and Adam McPherson, finishing at 1:22:44. Of the people who walked the 5K, Karen Hendren and Paul Sims finished first, with times of 33:43 and 34:46, respectively. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, January 8, 2014 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “I didn t even notice it. We live close to work, so we don t use that much gas. Dave Whalen, 62, Niceville, Twin Cities Hospital CEO “If it helps make the county better, why not? I m from California, so the taxes out here don t bother me that much.” Phillip Jones, 37, Niceville, business owner and delivery driver Nick Apan, 72, Bluewater Bay, retired What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about Okaloosa County s three cents per gallon increase in the gasoline tax, which took effect January 1?John Myers, 26, Niceville, auto parts sales managerLocation: Kangaroo Express and Murphy s Express gas stations“I didn t even notice it. The way gas prices fluctuate, I never know who s to blame.” Ken Redman, 47, Niceville, defense contractor “I prefer to see such taxation done at the local level where we can more easily vote to change it, rather than at the federal level where the money s just lost.” “I don t like it, but I understand that the county has to pay its bills. My concern is that it might keep going up.” “That s awful. 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Someone had apparently removed a trashcan from the roadside without permission. * On Dec. 22, Valparaiso police responded to an address on Nordberg Avenue in reference to a burglary to a conveyance. The victim reported that on Dec. 20, an unknown person or persons had entered her unlocked vehicle and removed a Garmin GPS from the passenger side rear floorboard. * On Dec. 22, Valparaiso police responded to Doc’s Oyster Bar in reference to a report of the theft of a vehicle tag. Police made contact with the vehicle’s owner, who said that he had driven the car to work at the oyster bar, and parked it in the nearby Compass Rose restaurant’s overflow parking lot. The victim stated that shortly after he parked his car, his son passed by the car and noticed that the license tag was missing. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 RUN/WALKFrom page A-6

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-6 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Bluewater Bay DentalThe saving grace of dental implantsDr. Olivier Broutin believes that when he creates relationships based on trust in his dental practice, he and his team can offer the best solutions to his patients. He knows that people who are suffering the discomfort and embarrassment of losing a tooth feel like there's no hope and the only answer is wearing a bridge or dentures forever. Having a tooth extracted can be a devastating experience. It affects how you look, speak, eat, and feel about yourself. What many people do not know is that losing a tooth can also begin a domino effect of ill health and aging. The negative results go far deeper than what you see on the surface. When a tooth is extracted, another process begins under the surface – the loss of bone. 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Friends and family members of these athletes, as well as curious Okaloosa residents, also attended to show their support and be part of a moment in local history. The runners and walkers participating in the 5K and halfmarathon races paid an entrance fee to walk or run on the new connector before it opened to traffic. The route took the contestants Please see RUN/WALK, page A-5 Tim Broeking and son Graham of Niceville ran the 5K together, finishing at the same time.Beacon photo by Dani Tavano

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By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce will induct its 2014 Officers and Board of Directors Jan. 10. The Chamber’s annual dinner to welcome the 2014 board will take place at the Niceville Community Center. Executive Board Patsy Bland Chairman of the Board Bland has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board for 2014. She served on the 2013 executive board as Chairman Elect and the 2012 Executive Board as Treasurer and was also Vice Chairman of the Membership Development Division in 2011. Bland is a Realtor with Century 21 Wilson Minger Agency in Niceville. The University of Kentucky graduate has been in the real estate business since 1985 and has been the top producer at Wilson Minger for five years. Bland is a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and serves on the board of directors for the Business Industry Association. At the chamber, Bland serves on the Ambassadors, Boggy Bayou Golf Classic, Buy the Bayou Auction and Wine Tasting, and Membership Development and Military Affairs Committees. Bland lives in Niceville with her husband, Bill, and enjoys traveling, boating, entertaining and spending time with her three grandchildren. Duane Gallagher Past Chairman of the Board Gallagher served as Chairman of the Board for 2013. Gallagher took over after previous chairman of the board, Lorena Spillar. He served as the 2011 Treasurer of the Chamber and 2010 Vice Chairman of Community Development. He is the administrator of the Manor at Blue Water Bay. The Auburn University and Troy University graduate has been a member of the chamber for many years and served on the Executive Board for more than five years. He is a member of the Florida Nursing Home Association and a former chairman of the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Gallagher has been married to Debbie Gallagher for 26 years and lives in Niceville. They have two children, Justin and Megan. Domenica Farmer Chairman Elect Farmer has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board for 2015 and will take over when Bland’s term is up in one year. Farmer is the Area Sales Director with Waste Management of the Gulf Coast. She has been with Waste Management for 22 years in both a sales and operations capacity. She graduated from the University of West Florida in 1992 with a MBA degree. Active in the community, Farmer is excited to be serving as Chairman Elect for the Chamber. She lives in Niceville with her husband 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 ss d d a a y y , J J a a n n u u a a r r y y 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 In the Service Museum trustee receives stewardship awardCarole Apfel, Board of Trustees Member of the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, was recognized at the December meeting and received the 2013 Kenneth E. Bailey Preservation & Stewardship Award. Carole has served on the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Museum Assoc., Inc. for many years and is beginning her fourth consecutive three year term and serves as Board Chairman of the Collections Committee. Chamber to induct 2014 officers The 2014 Board of Directors during a board retreat Nov. 14. Patsy Bland Duane Gallagher Domenica Farmer Please see CHAMBER, page B-2Sidney R. Detiege a 2013 graduate of Niceville High School, graduated from Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. on Nov. 27, and is now with the Delta Company Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Detiege is the son of Sharon Detiege and the grandson of Richard and Janis Boggs, all of Niceville. Sidney R. Detiege the way banking was meant to bewww.rstbank.com | 850.269.1201Member FDICWe proudly welcome Executive Vice-President Andy Marshall and Vice-President/Commercial Lender Don Collins. Stop by and say hello to your newest bankers at First Florida Bank. Theyre ready to serve you with the kind of personal, friendly and helpful service you expect from your local community bank. THE WAY BANKERS WERE MEANT TO BE. Destin 125 Main Street Niceville 750 John Sims Parkway East Mary Esther 302 Mary Esther Boulevard Andy Marshall Don CollinsMiramar Beach 9461 Highway 98 East E H T A W E A B Y A E K N A S R E W E H T R E W A W E E M E R A B Y A T N A E E K N A O T T S R E.E B Photo courtesy of Margie DavisSugar Beach Chorus entertains a cappellaSugar Beach A Cappella Chorus performed for a variety of venues for the holidays including Yule of Yesteryear and the Retired Officers Wives luncheon on Eglin. The performing group invites women 13 and older to join with them, regardless of music background, Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Niceville Methodist Church, Music Suite, 214 Partin Drive South, Niceville.

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Bragg and their two children, Nicole and Bragg P. She enjoys watching her children play organized sports and their family is a member of Niceville United Methodist Church. Grady Jordan Treasurer Jordan has been elected Treasurer of the Chamber for 2014. Jordan is currently Senior Manager, Advanced Technologies, with the Lockheed Martin Corporation, based in the Corporate Field Office, Fort Walton Beach. Following nine years on active duty with the USAF as an Instructor Weapons Systems Officer in the F-4 Phantom II, Grady joined the Vermont Air National Guard in 1982 and retired from the ANG in 1994. His defense industry experience began in 1983 and includes management and leadership positions in both domestic and international business development with General Electric, Martin Marietta and the Lockheed Martin Corporation. His involvement in local community activities includes serving as treasurer, Gulf Coast Chapter, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA); Secretary, Doolittle Institute; Past Northwest Area Vice President, Florida Region/State Air Force Association (AFA); Past President, Eglin Chapter, AFA; and Past Chairman, Military Affairs Committee, Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. Alan Wood Vice Chairman of Membership Development Wood will serve on the 2014 Executive Board as Vice Chairman of Membership Development. Wood serves as the Florida President of CCB Community Bank, based out of Andalusia, Ala., with offices in Crestview and Niceville. He serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation. Wood has an education background from Troy State University and the University of Alabama. He enjoys golf and running in his free time. Alan is married to Tracy Wood and has two grown children and a stepson. Dr. Ty Handy Vice Chairman of Community Development Handy has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Community Development Division for 2014, his second year serving in this position and on the Executive Board. He has been on the Board of the Directors in previous years. He is the President of Northwest Florida State College and holds a bachelor’s in finance from Western Kentucky University and a master’s in business administration from Drexel University. Handy earned his doctorate degree from the University of Memphis in higher education administration. Handy serves on the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and the Economic Development Council boards. Handy and his wife, Kimberly, live in Niceville and have two grown sons, Jon and Beau. Jenni Brunson Vice Chairman of Special Events Brunson has been elected as the Vice Chairman of Special Events for 2014. She served on the board from 2007-2010 and has held positions as Chairman of the Education Committee in 2006 and 2007, Past Ambassador, Past ChairmanGolf Committee 2008 and 2009 and Past Chairman-Auction from 2010 to 2013. Born in Niceville, Brunson is the Marketing and Activities Manager for Twin Cities Hospital. Brunson graduated from University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and Advertising. She enjoys running, the beach, painting, reading, shopping, concerts and boating. Board of Directors The Board of Directors for 2014: Dave Allen, Edward Jones Investments; Rev. Dennis Brown, First Baptist Church of Niceville; Garrett Floyd, Niceville Insurance Agency; Paige Floyd-Hart, Mason Title & Escrow Company; Dr. David Goetsch, Life Director; Scott Jackson, Gulf Power Company; David Jeffcoat, D & P Consulting; Lill Jennings, Opportunity INC.; Gordon King, Okaloosa Gas District; Debbie Lewis, ERA American Realty of NW Florida; Mike Stenson, Northwest Florida Regional Airport; Jonathan Tallman, The Tallman Group, LLC; Allen Tucker, Gustin, Cothern and Tucker, Inc.; Therese Van Gogh, North Light Yacht Club; Steve Wills, Raytheon Company; Mayor Randall Wise, City of Niceville, Life Director; Steve Wolfrom, CHELCO. 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Read to Baci Baci, a Bichon Frise therapy dog, loves a good book. Children seven and older who would like to read a story to Baci may join him in the Youth Services program room at the Niceville Public Library Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 3:30 p.m. for a shared reading experience. This is a first come, first serve program. You may bring a book or choose from the library collection. Chair yoga classes There will be a free weekly chair yoga class for those with Multiple Sclerosis on Jan. 8 from 1011:00 a.m. in the studio room at Johnson Chiropractic, 600 John Sims Parkway, Niceville. The weekly yoga classes are every Wednesday. For information, contact instructor Candace Miller at 812-599-2887. Open mic poetry night Join fellow poets Jan. 8 for “Say the Word,” an open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to take the mic and read their own poetry or that of someone elses. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. Seniors meet Twin Cities Senior citizens club will meet Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Entres provided, please bring covered dish to share and join in for games, good food, good fun and friends. For information call 5430869. Early release movie The Valparaiso Community Library invites children and families to the next Early Release Movie Day on Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. for a showing of “Despicable Me 2,” rated PG. Popcorn will be served, seating is limited. To sign up, please call 729-5406 or email eruff@valp.org. Aglow meets The Aglow meeting will be held on Jan. 9, at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30 and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. January’s speaker is Prophetess Debra Kearney. Call Robin Williamson at 862-4867 or Debra Kearney at 678-7213. Back to school party The Valparaiso Community Library invites tweens and teens ages 11 and up to a Back to School Wii party on Jan. 10 at 2:30 p.m. To sign up, please call 729-5406 or email eruff@valp.org. DAR dinner meeting Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a dinner meeting for the History Contest winners at the First Presbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway S.W. in Fort Walton Beach at 6 p.m., Jan. 10. DAR is open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War Patriot. For more info, call 796-0783. Lunchtime lecture There will be a free lunchtime lecture, “The History of East Pass – Destin, Florida” at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Jan. 10 at 12 p.m. presented by historian Hank Klein with Tony Mennillo, author of “Salty Memories…Along the Coastal Highway.” Bring a sandwich and take your lunch break at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida for History Sandwiched-In, an informal lunchtime education program. Space is limited. Please call to reserve, 6782615. Watercolor class Joye Moon, a nationally renowned watercolorist, is teaching a watercolor class from Jan. 10-12 at the Arts and Design Society’s (ADSO) Art Center Studio, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. Cost is $245 for ADSO members and $260 for non-members for the three day workshop. Students provide their own materials. To sign up visit artsdesignsociety.org or call 244-1271 Tuesday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Genealogy meeting The Genealogy Society of Okaloosa County will meet Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, with Hank Klein, author of “Publishing and Enjoying Your Genealogy Work.” Members and guests are encouraged to come. Play ball Register for baseball and softball with on site registration Jan. 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Edge Elementary School. This is a new registration location. Horticulture lunch Participants wishing to lunch at the Wild Olive Restaurant at 797 N. Pearl Street, Crestview, after the Tri-County Horticulture Studies Group meets on Jan. 16 must call 678-2842 or e-mail marieharrison@valp.net no later than Jan. 11 to secure a lunch reservation. Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry presents The Down East Boys of Reidsville, N.C., on Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A suggested $10 donation is requested at the door and a love offering will be received. All invited. For more information visit libbyandfriendsgospelconcerts.com. Free throw contest All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Jan. 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Name of Jesus Family Life Center, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For more info call Ed Coleman at 678-6447. Knitting class Learn the fun and useful art of knitting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida during a “Heritage Alive! Craft Class” with instructor Carol Burkhard Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6 8 p.m. Learn basic stitches and begin a project of your choice. Bring your own yarn and size 8 needles. Space is limited, pre-registration required. Cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. To reserve, call 678-2615. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com CALENDAR Daughters of the American Revolution members enjoy tour, lunch in MobileMembers of the Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, enjoyed a Christmas tour and luncheon Dec. 15 at the Richards D.A.R. House Museum in Mobile, Ala. 30 members attended. DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America s future through better education for children. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background -who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. Parenting conferenceRocky Bayou Baptist Church is hosting a two-day workshop for parents with Tedd Trippe, well-known author of “Shepherding a Child s Heart.” The conference will be Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11 at the church. RBCS is serving as a co-sponsor of this event. Register at the church s website, rbbc.smartevents.com/public/events. 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. 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Page B-4 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 BEACO N SP O R T SBE A CON S POR T S Rocky Knights win North Florida championshipRocky Bayou Christian School played St. John s Country Day School of Orange Park Nov. 14 for the North Florida Football Championship and won with a score of 26-19. Gymnasts take home top trophies at competitionAmped Elite All-Stars competed in Tallahassee Dec. 15 at the Mardi Gras Spirit competition. The Knights of Chaos (Mini level 1) brought home second place, Krewe of Nemesis (Junior 2) won first place and Krewe of Tucks (Junior 3) took home first place along with the highest score in the level three divisions. Amped Elites exhibition team perform the best they have all season. Eagle wrestlers place at Border Wars tourneyFour Niceville High School varsity wrestlers placed at the first South Walton “Border Wars” wrestling tournament Nov. 15 with 23 schools in attendance. Blake Hartzog placed fourth, Matthew Burger placed third, Jack Frey placed fifth and Michael Zimmerman placed fifth. The NHS wrestling team is coached by Jeff Fowler. Golf tourney benefits charityThe Bluewater Bay Men s and Ladies Golf Associations Charity Golf Tournament Dec. 4 was a four person scramble that resulted in donations of $1,226 and three bags of food to Niceville s Sharing and Caring. Pictured from left, Bob Boggs, President of the Men s Golf Association and Clare Boggs, President of the Ladies Golf Association, present the charity tournament donation to Jerry Barnett, center, the Sharing and Caring Senior Interviewer.NHS student signs with ProvidenceProvidence College softball Head Coach Kerri Jacklets announced student-athlete Christina Ramirez of Niceville, has signed National Letters of Intent to attend Providence College, starting in September of 2014. Ramirez is a fouryear varsity player at Niceville High School under Head Coach Danny Hensley. Ramirez won the Eagle Award her freshman year for being the winning pitcher in Florida’s 5A Class State Championship. She also won the Eagle Award as a junior for the top all-around player in pitching/batting/fielding. Ramirez was awarded Co-Pitcher of the Year honors as a junior by local radio station WFSH radio. Ramirez is a member of the Rhode Island Thunder Gold showcase team. Christina Ramirez 1000 Mar-Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach www.fwbmc.com The First Step to a Great New YearFree Vein ScreeningSymptoms and Treatment of Venous Disease with Dr. Craig Cazenave Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:00…6:00 PMFort Walton Beach Medical Center € Outpatient Waiting AreaIf you are one of the many people for whom even a short walk can be painful, the problem may be your veins. Symptoms of Venous Disease include: If you are suffering from leg discomfort, join us for a free vein screening and learn about the bene“ts of vein treatment. € Aching or cramping pain € Tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling or heaviness in the legs € Varicose veins € Spider veins € Tenderness around veins € Blood clots or Fuesday T Symptoms and Tree V F alton Beach Medical Center € Outpatient W t W or 2014 3:00…6:00 y 14, Januar uesday reatment of ptoms and T Tr ein Scree ee V Ve aiting Area alton Beach Medical Center € Outpatient W PM 2014 3:00…6:00 Craig Cazenave with Dr enous Disease V Ve ein Screening aiting Area. Craig Cazenave in the legs thr T € Aching or cramping pain € Symptoms of V walk can be painful, the pr If you ar in the legs v a e h r obbing, tingling o thr estlessness, b edness, r ir T Aching or cramping pain enous Diseas ymptoms of V Ve oblem may be your veins. walk can be painful, the pr e one of the many people for whom even a shor If you ar clots Blood € ar ness ender T € veins Spider € veins aricose V € s s e n i g n i n r u estlessness, b enous Disease include: oblem may be your veins. e one of the many people for whom even a shor veins ound ar veins t e one of the many people for whom even a shor scr If you ar n about the bene“ts of vein tr eening and lear scr om leg discomfor fering fr e suf If you ar eatment. n about the bene“ts of vein tr ee vein join us for a fr t om leg discomfor .fwbmc.com wwweatment. ee vein .fwbmc.com DR. SCOTTBEALSBoard Certified American Board of Dermatology 4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101 Niceville • 850.897.7546Specializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair Moh’s Micrographic Surgery General & Pediatric Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation Trusted Practice on theEmerald Coast#1



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nothing helps." A battalion statement called him an incredible leader . a warrior that moved to the sound of the guns and will be recognized for his valor." The former Niceville High School student graduated in 1993 from what is known now as Choice High School and Technical Center, Fort Walton Beach. Born on Eglin Air Force Base, Lacey is survived by his father and stepmother, John and Karla Lacey; his mother, Pam Joiner of Live Oak; two brothers; three stepbrothers; his wife, Ashley Lacey, of Fort Knox; their 4-year-old daughter, Lily; and three stepdaughters, Caiden, Trinity and Brandy-Lynn Fahl. Lacey will be buried in the Magnolia Cemetery in Laurel Hill. Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Two long-time incumbents and one new candidate will run unopposed for seats in the Valparaiso city government during a municipal election scheduled for March 11. Mayor John "Bruce" Arnold, who had stated he was unsure whether to run for another four-year term, said he decided at the last minute to seek one after learning that no one else had volunteered to run. According to Valparaiso City Clerk Tammy Johnson, incumbent City Commissioner Heyward H. Strong Jr., also qualified for another four-year term with no opposition. The only new candidate for city commissioner, also unopposed, is Clark "Tom" Browning III, a current member of the Valparaiso Planning Commission. The lack of contested seats apparently means that the only item on the March 11 municipal Five national touring shows, including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, have been added to the 2014 schedule for the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. In addition to the South African singing group, which will appear March 21, the acts added to the center's schedule are: Comedian Jim Stafford and country music entertainer Moe Bandy, appearing Jan. 21. The Acrobats of China, Feb. 5. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, performing Feb. 12 to benefit the Niceville High School Band program. Generations: A Collection of Black American Music, a regionally produced production, appearing Feb. 28. The centers previously announced lineup of national touring shows also includes Bring it On: The Musical on Jan. 23, the Tony Award winning Memphis: The Musical on Feb. 22, and the Las Vegas concert event The Rat Pack Is Back. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College. The arts center's box office is selling tickets, which range from $25 to $45. The March 21 performance of Ladysmith Black Mambazo will benefit a Pensacola radio station, WUWF. Assembled in the early 1960s in South Africa by Shabalala, a farmboy-turned-factory-worker, the group took the name Ladysmith Black Mambazo from the name of Shabalalas rural hometown, Ladysmith. The group borrows heavily from traditional music that developed in the mines of South Africa, where black workers were taken by rail to labor far from their homes and families. By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer A former Niceville resident, Army Sgt. First Class William Kelly Lacey, 38, was killed in action in Afghanistan Jan. 4 when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his unit at a base in the Nangarhar Province. According to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Division, his unit based at Fort Knox, Ky., Laceys death marks the first Army combat death of 2014 in Afghanistan. He was scheduled to return from his fifth deployment in two weeks. He was very proud of his military service, said his stepmother, Karla Lacey. He loved his family very much. He was a good father, son, husband and brother. "My husband was such a truly amazing man," said Lacey's widow, Ashley Lacey, in a Facebook posting Jan. 6. "He is everything to me. My heart breaks over and over again and T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, January 8, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see MAMBAZO, page A-3 Please see ELECTIONS, page A-3 Police Blotter, page A-4Wed., 7 p.m. Join fellow poets at Say the Word , a free open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill 714 Howell Rd., Niceville. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. 678-2604. Thurs., 1:30 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library is having an Early Release Movie Day showing of Despicable Me 2 , rated PG. Popcorn will be served, seating is limited. 7295406. Fri. 12 p.m. A free lunchtime lecture The History of East Pass Destin, Florida, will be presented by an author and a historian at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Valparaiso. Space is limited. 678-2615. Sat., 9:30 a.m. Boys and girls ages 1014 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship at the Holy Name of Jesus Family Life Center Niceville. Participants must furnish proof of age and written parental consent. 6786447. Calendar, B-2. COMINGUP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Its no contest in Valp. electionsMambazo added to lineup at arts center Beacon photosThe 11-mile Mid-Bay Bridge Connector opened to motorists Saturday. The limited-access toll highway links the bridge with Highway 85 North. Highway tolls, set at half of those for the bridge itself, are assessed by an automated gantry that reads SunPass transponders and license plates, sending non-SunPass motorists a bill. Certain segments of the roadway are toll-free, however. At opening ceremonies, officials said the $140 million, 55 m.p.h. bypass would relieve traffic congestion on State Road 20, speed commuting between Crestview and Destin, and aid hurricane evacuations. Pictured, the roadway a mile east of the State Road 285 exit. More photos, A-2.Open for business Polar expressAn unusually strong cold wave sent down temperatures to about 20 degrees earlier this week. Residents scurried to cover sensitive plants and to prevent pipes from freezing, schoolchildren bundled up, and icicles formed on trees, bushes and fences, such as this one at 300 Riley Road, Niceville.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Heyward Strong Bruce Arnold Sgt. First Class William LaceyFormer Niceville man killed in Afghanistan

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Beacon photos by Dani Tavano and Stephen KentThe final two segments of the $140 million Mid-Bay Bridge Connector opened to the public at 3:29 p.m. Saturday. The limited-access toll highway, which runs through the Eglin reservation north and east of Niceville, links Highway 85 north of Niceville's Mullet Site to the north end of the toll bridge over Choctawhatchee Bay. Built by the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority, the 11mile expressway, which also has exits at State Road 285, Forest Road, Range Road, State Road 20 East, and Lakeshore Drive, is designed, among other things, to funnel more traffic to the span, boosting its toll revenue. It also is expected to speed trips between Crestview and Destin. Map at far left shows the connector route. Top right: Among the VIPs at a ribbon-cutting formally opening the roadway Saturday was Walter Francis Spence (center, in cap), 87, of Niceville, a founding member of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority in 1986. The Florida Legislature will consider a measure naming the highway in Spence's honor. Left, tolls on the connector will be collected via SunPass transponders or an automated toll-by-plate system that bills a vehicle's owner. Bottom: Some 750 runners and walkers inaugurated opening-day festivities. For more on the run, see A-6. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.com Fax 1-888-520-9323Th e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free totalmarket 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.Page A-2 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 THEBAYBEACON Schedule your appointment today!Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.850-678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish -Proverbs 29:18Young, old and everyone in-between...Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. at Eyewear Unlimited offers full comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages.Wishing a Happy 3rdBirthday to our little man, Gray!We love you buddy!Love from all of your family...Memas li le angel 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) 678-6211EYEWEAR UNLIMITED Eyewear Excellence since 1970 RESOLVED in 2014...Call Linda Zickler for all your real estate needs. Whether selling or buying, together we'll create a custom plan for your sale or purchase so that in 2014 you can move forward! HAPPY NEW YEAR!Linda Zickler Realtor850-621-7233 ~ lzickler@gnt.net Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater BayEach office is independently owned and operated. $140 million Mid-Bay Bridge Connector opens Tolling Point&

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ballot will be a proposed new city charter, championed by Arnold, among others. Browning, 47, is a network support contractor at Hurlburt Field. He will be taking over a commission seat currently occupied by Commissioner Diane Kelley, who is not seeking a second four-year term, according to Johnson. Two other incumbent city commissioners, Joe Morgan and Kay Hamilton, are not facing reelection this year, having two more years to serve of their current four-year terms. Johnson noted that Valparaiso city commissioners serve for staggered four-year terms, so that the entire city commission is not up for reelection in any given election year. Browning told the Beacon that he chose to run for city commissioner because, I want to help keep a stable hand on the team, and because I didnt see anyone else running. He said that he would have begun his second year as a member of the appointed planning commission in March, but now expects to resign from that position in order to avoid any conflict with his new duties as an elected city commissioner. Browning said that Mayor Arnold called him Friday to congratulate him on becoming a new city commissioner. Asked about what goals he would like to pursue as a city commissioner, Browning replied that he would like to help the city move forward with rezoning some land on either side of John Sims Parkway from residential to a mixture of residential and light commercial, in order to help improve the citys economy. Browning also said that as a commissioner, I would like to help the city see things through with Eglin Air Force Base, and if possible, to reach an agreement acceptable to both the base and the city regarding issues of aircraft noise and potential crash zones that could impact the city and its residential areas. If such an agreement cannot be reached, said Browning, then the city commission will be faced with the task of determining how to survive as a city with the choices that Eglin has made. Strong, 82, was first elected to the city commission in 1970, and has been reelected every four years since. He is a retired federal civil servant. Arnold, 84, was first elected Valparaiso mayor in 1964. A retired federal civil servant, he is believed to be the longest-serving elected mayor in Florida. Arnold spoke with the Beacon about his decision to run for reelection. I had not intended to, said the mayor, but when I found out at the last minute that no one else was running, I felt an obligation not to leave the city in the lurch, or to have the city commission appoint someone who might not have the city at heart. Asked if he had any special goals or objectives for his next term, the mayor replied, not really. The city has enough problems with the EIS and the Air Force, he said, referring to concerns over increasing levels of jet noise from nearby Eglin Air Force Base, an issue that has led the city to sue the Air Force twice. We have to figure out an equitable solution for that. We also have the proposed city charter change to attend to, Arnold said, and we must get information out to our populace, so theyll know what theyre voting on. Arnold also expressed concern about the citys finances. The city has been limping along financially, he said, and I hope that we can turn that around with some additional grants. We have done little or nothing in the last several years to improve the infrastructure of the city, he said. I hope to turn that around. We need to improve our beaches and our recreational facilities. Wer'e not the only people strapped, Arnold said, but because we are landlocked, we dont have room to expand the city or its tax base with new development. Commissioner Heyward Strong, said he felt humbled by the fact that no one filed to oppose his reelection. Strong said that this elections lack of opposition seems to deviate from a recent pattern. He said that during the 1970s and 80s, it was fairly common for Valparaiso commissioners to be reelected without opposition, but that contested elections became much more common in later years. There has been more opposition during the last 10 to 15 years, he said. Asked about his goals for his next term, Strong said he hopes to continue what were doing. He also added that he is not in favor of the proposed charter change. Overall, said Strong, the city is in about as good a shape as it can be, in light of its loss of income. Our department heads are doing a very good job managing their departments within their budgets. Commissioner Diane Kelley explained her reason for not seeking reelection, saying that under provisions of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), anyone who holds a paid elective office is not allowed to draw their state retirement pension while holding such office. Kelley said the date for her official retirement as an Okaloosa County public schools administrator comes in two and a half years, meaning that if she were reelected as a city commissioner, she would not be able to draw her FRS pension until she left office. Valparaiso city commissioners, noted Kelley, are paid a token salary $1 a year. She suggested that the city consider eliminating that payment altogether, because the token payment is still considered income under state retirement rules, but if commissioners served solely as volunteers, with no payment at all, commissioners under the FRS would then be eligible to receive their pensions. Kelley said that she has served as a principal at Destin and Bruner middle schools, as well as at Laurel Hill School. Recently, she was moved to a new job in charge of evaluation, training, and recruitment of school principals throughout the Okaloosa School District. She said she is very pleased that her office for her new job is located in Valparaiso, in the same building as the Okaloosa STEMM center, the site of the former Valparaiso Elementary School. Kelley said she hopes that after 2 1 years, the school district would be pleased enough with her performance that after she officially retires and begins drawing her state pension, the school district will be willing to hire her back to the same position, allowing her to draw both her pension and her schools salary, in accordance with state rules. 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Thanks for honoring WWII vets Tom BrowningLadysmithBl ack Mambazos discography includes more than 50 recordings. In the mid-1980s, American popular singer-songwriter Paul Simon visited South Africa and incorporated the group's rich tenor-alto-bass harmonies into his hit "Graceland" album, introducing the group's music to the rest of the world. A year later, Simon produced Ladysmith Black Mambazos first U.S. release, "Shaka Zulu", which won a Grammy Award in 1988. Since then, the group has been awarded two more Grammys and has been nominated 15 times. According to Simon, It isnt merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being." MAMBAZOFrom page A-1 The South African singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform March 21 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville.

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ArrestOn Dec. 30 the Walton County Sheriffs Office arrested Dewayne Elliot Shelton, 35, of 1515 Cat-Mar Drive, Niceville, for burglary and petit theft of the Goodwill store located at 3223 West U.S. 98, Santa Rosa Beach. Shelton fled after he was questioned by a Goodwill employee who noticed that there were donated items in the suspects truck that appeared to have been taken from the store's outside dropoff point. Shelton fled on foot because he had gotten his vehicle stuck in the mud during the burglary. The truck had a stolen tag, but deputies ran the VIN number and found that the truck was registered to Shelton. SummonsJames Andrew McLean, 38, of 742 Windy Hill, Laurel Hill, was issued a summons Dec. 10 for one count of driving with a revoked license and one count of resisting an officer and obstructing without violence. McClean was stopped Dec. 9 for a burntout taillight, and gave the officer a false name and date of birth. McClean said he provided his brothers information because he knew his own license had been suspended and he had recently received notice from Maine that his license had been suspended for child support and he did not want to be arrested for driving while his license was suspended. Other On Dec. 6, Niceville police responded to the Subway restaurant on John Sims Parkway in regard to a report that a man had been assaulted. Police made contact with the victim, who said he had been punched, but could not identify his attacker. * On Dec. 6, Niceville police responded to an address on Palm Drive, where a man reported that someone had broken into his garage and "keyed" a car inside. * On Dec. 7, a Niceville police officer was approached by a female who asked him to help her remove a set of handcuffs. The handcuffs, however, had been damaged, so officers transported her to the fire department where the handcuffs were cut off. * On Dec. 7, Niceville police responded to a location near the intersection of Pin Oak Circle and Bayshore Drive, in regard to a report of someone shooting pelicans with a bow and arrow. * On Dec. 7, Niceville police responded to the Walmart Supercenter in regard to a report of a customer possibly doing fraudulent returns. * On Dec. 8, Niceville police responded to a report of skateboarders killing Santa. When officers responded to an address on Kilcullen Drive, they were informed that two teenagers on skateboards had punctured an inflated Santa in the complainants yard, and then were chased away by neighbors. * On Dec. 11, a Valparaiso police officer responded to the Heritage Museum in response to a report of the theft of a Christmas tree. Upon arrival, the officer learned that unknown person(s) had removed an artificial Christmas tree from a trailer parked in the open lot next to the museum. * On Dec. 11, Niceville police received a walk-in complaint of a stolen firearm. The victim reported that the weapon, an AK-47, had been taken from his home during a party. The victim said he last saw the firearm propped up in a corner of the living room during the party. The missing weapon is valued at approximately $1,000. * On Dec. 12, Valparaiso police responded to an address on Trevor Drive in reference to a burglary. Someone entered a residence and removed several unsecured items. Missing items included a Glock firearm, serial number SUK762, valued at $440, as well as an Apple MacBook laptop computer valued at $1,300, 35 boxes of ammunition removed from a garage and valued at $700, plus several other items. The responding officer observed signs of an apparent unsuccessful attempt to break into a 1,000-pound safe. * On Dec. 13, a Niceville police officer responded to an address on Date Palm Circle in reference to a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that someone had apparently broken the drivers side rear window of their pickup truck. No contents of the vehicle had been taken. A neighbor advised police of some juveniles who had been observed outside the night prior, and stated he had problems with them playing with a pellet gun. Police contacted one local juvenile who denied any involvement. * On Dec. 13, Niceville police assisted the fire department in traffic control and evacuating people from the Holiday Inn Express due to a minor fire. The fire was put out, and there were no injuries. * On Dec. 14, Niceville police responded to an address on Rhonda Drive for a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that he had discovered his truck tire had been punctured. He stated that approximately one month before, another of his truck tires had been damaged. Replacement cost of both tires was reported to total $240. * On Dec. 15, Niceville police responded to a reported theft. The complainant told police that his welding torch and tanks had been stolen from his truck while Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Dec.27, 2013 through Jan.5, 2014. 2 Structure Fire27 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire1 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time Regatta Dr.................................Medical....................................12/27/13...................11:27 Redwood Ave............................Vehicle crash..........................12/27/13...................15:15 Darlington Oak Dr.....................Medical....................................12/28/13...................01:38 Valparaiso Blvd.........................Medical....................................12/28/13...................09:21 N. Partin Dr................................Medical....................................12/28/13...................11:46 Nathey Ave................................Medical....................................12/29/13...................06:07 Linden Ave.................................Medical....................................12/29/13...................10:33 Surf Ln.......................................Medical....................................12/29/13...................11:33 N. Partin Dr................................Medical....................................12/29/13...................13:49 Springwood Way.......................Illegal burning.........................12/29/13...................16:28 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................12/30/13...................09:17 Regatta Dr.................................Cooking fire.............................12/30/13...................10:53 Beverly Dr..................................Medical....................................12/30/13...................14:06 N. Partin Dr................................Medical....................................12/31/13...................00:34 Nathey Ave................................Medical....................................12/31/13...................10:07 N. Palm Dr.................................Extrication...............................12/31/13...................16:22 S.R. 285.....................................Vehicle crash..........................1/1/14.......................05:25 Surf Ln.......................................Medical....................................1/1/14.......................23:01 Bay Dr........................................Structure fire...........................1/2/14.......................09:25 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................09:45 Linden Ave.................................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................11:43 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................13:25 N. Partin Dr................................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................14:49 McKinney St..............................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................17:37 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................1/2/14.......................19:05 Grove Park Dr...........................Cancelled................................1/2/14.......................21:50 Summerwood Ct.......................Medical....................................1/3/14.......................09:02 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................1/3/14.......................11:27 Chadwick Ln..............................Structure fire...........................1/3/14.......................12:48 N. Partin Dr................................Medical....................................1/3/14.......................13:20 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Excessive heat.......................1/3/14.......................18:33 Roberts Dr.................................Medical....................................1/3/14.......................19:20 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Medical....................................1/3/14.......................21:40 23rd St.......................................Lock out..................................1/4/14.......................06:10 26th St.......................................Medical....................................1/4/14.......................21:11 Summerwood Ct.......................Medical....................................1/5/14.......................08:15 Kildare Cir..................................Medical....................................1/5/14.......................09:00 Weekly Safety Tip: If you have a disability, consider how it could affect your ability to escape from a fire in your home. If your disability requires special arrangements, make them part of the escape plan. For example, if you or someone you live with cannot escape alone, designate a member of the household to assist, and decide on backup in case that person isn t home. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North B9y Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 27, 2013 through January 5, 2014. Street Situation Date Time Merchants Way...........................Medical.......................................12/27/13................11:38 County Line Rd/Hwy 20.............Medical.......................................12/28/13................00:18 Bobcat Cove...............................Dispatched & cancelled............12/29/13................07:29 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.......................................12/29/13................15:31 Springwood Way........................Dispatched & cancelled............12/29/13................16:32 E. Hwy. 20...................................Service call................................12/29/13................16:59 Parkwood Ct...............................Dispatched & cancelled............12/30/13................07:32 Rosewood Way..........................Service call................................12/30/13................08:33 Parkwood Cir..............................Medical assist............................12/30/13................08:34 Regatta Dr...................................Dispatched & cancelled............12/30/13................10:58 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.......................................12/30/13................16:47 Norwich Cir..................................Accidental medical alarm..........12/31/13................13:20 Crystlal Bch Dr./Destin...............Cover assignment.....................12/31/13................21:22 Gulf Shore Dr./Destin.................Medical.......................................12/31/13................21:25 Harbor Blvd./Destin....................Dispatched & cancelled............12/31/13................22:06 Palmetto/Destin..........................Dispatched & cancelled............12/31/13................23:54 Harbor Blvd./Destin....................Dispatached & cancelled..........1/1/14....................01:10 Curacao Way..............................Medical.......................................1/1/14....................01:53 W. Capri Cove............................Medical.......................................1/1/14....................21:19 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.......................................1/1/14....................21:59 Bay Dr..........................................Building fire................................1/2/14....................09:26 Bay Dr..........................................Vehicle fire.................................1/2/14....................09:26 Bay Dr..........................................Vehicle fire.................................1/2/14....................09:26 Mark Twain Ct.............................Medical.......................................1/2/14....................11:57 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.......................................1/2/14....................12:55 Nelson Point Rd..........................Medical assist............................1/2/14....................14:23 E. Hwy. 20...................................Medical.......................................1/2/14....................15:12 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical assist............................1/2/14....................18:34 Bay Dr./St. Kitts...........................Vehicle accident........................1/3/14....................03:33 Chadwick Ln...............................Building fire................................1/3/14....................12:48 Bluewater Blvd............................Smoke detector activation........1/5/14....................08:35 E. Hwy. 20...................................Medical assist............................1/5/14....................11:04 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Wanted as of: 12/20/2013 VOP-Grand Theft Name:Casey Lynn Soukup Sex:Female Race:Caucasian DOB:01/01/1986 Height:5ft 7in Weight:125 lbs Hair:Brown Eyes:Brown Wanted as of: 06/27/2012 VOP-Felony Battery Name:Cody Alexander Friend Sex:Male Race:Caucasian DOB:03/06/1985 Height:6ft 1in Weight:250 lbs Hair:Brown Eyes:Hazel The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 THEBAYBEACONValparaiso The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of December, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Chicago Ave....................................Structure fire......................12/1/13....................15:14 Okaloosa Ave..................................Unconscious......................12/1/13....................22:00 Edge Ave.........................................Seizures.............................12/2/13....................08:39 N. John Sims Pkwy.........................Fire alarm...........................12/2/13....................16:22 Adams Ave......................................Fire alarm...........................12/2/13....................20:15 Seminole Ave..................................Sick call..............................12/4/13....................14:05 Chicago Ave....................................Fire alarm...........................12/4/13....................15:12 Washington Ave..............................Seizures.............................12/6/13....................14:16 Bayshore Point................................Heart problem....................12/10/13..................15:27 Lincoln Ave......................................Structure fire......................12/13/13..................17:48 Andrew Dr.......................................Sick call..............................12/15/13..................10:32 Adams Ave......................................Fire alarm...........................12/15/13..................12:41 Mississippi Ave................................Sick call..............................12/16/13..................13:13 Lincoln Ave......................................Seizures.............................12/19/13..................02:00 Judith Dr..........................................Cardiac arrest....................12/20/13..................03:23 Edge Ave.........................................Fall......................................12/20/13..................09:26 Chicago/Rockford...........................Man down..........................12/21/13..................05:14 W. College Blvd..............................Vehicle accident................12/24/13..................15:07 Lincoln Ave......................................Fire service call.................12/24/13..................20:11 Chicago Ave....................................Back pain...........................12/29/13..................11:21 Kelly Mill Rd....................................Psychiatric.........................12/29/13..................22:08 S. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle accident................12/30/13..................16:11 209 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 Dear Bay Beacon, I want to thank the Bay Beacon for all their help with creating and placing my ad. 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over some rolling hills, and the end of the course took them over a nice downhill slope. All proceeds from the entrants benefited the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. This foundation provides assistance to the families of Special Operations Forces warriors who have been wounded or killed in service to their country. A runner from Miramar Beach, Anna Morelock, said I wanted to do the 5K, because I live locally and Ive done a marathon run before, and a few half marathons. Morelock won first place overall of the females competing in the 5K run, finishing at 21:10. Tim Broeking and his 13year-old son, Graham, were excited to compete in the 5K as well. Tim said Im in the Air Force, so the Special Ops Warrior Foundation is a cause that is close to our hearts," Broeking said "I ran in the original opening run of the Mid-Bay Bridge (in 1993). Now the connector is opening, and Graham wanted to run. This is his first 5K. The youngest participant was 1-year-old Elijah Vest, of Chicago. The oldest was Jantina Beukenkamp, 98, of Shalimar. The overall best time in the 5K run was 16:41, achieved by Kyle Ryan, 26, of Eglin. First place in the half marathon went to Line Lauritsen, finishing at 1:30:32 and Adam McPherson, finishing at 1:22:44. Of the people who walked the 5K, Karen Hendren and Paul Sims finished first, with times of 33:43 and 34:46, respectively. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, January 8, 2014 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith I didn t even notice it. We live close to work, so we don t use that much gas. Dave Whalen, 62, Niceville, Twin Cities Hospital CEO If it helps make the county better, why not? I m from California, so the taxes out here don t bother me that much. Phillip Jones, 37, Niceville, business owner and delivery driver Nick Apan, 72, Bluewater Bay, retired What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about Okaloosa County s three cents per gallon increase in the gasoline tax, which took effect January 1?John Myers, 26, Niceville, auto parts sales managerLocation: Kangaroo Express and Murphy s Express gas stationsI didn t even notice it. The way gas prices fluctuate, I never know who s to blame. Ken Redman, 47, Niceville, defense contractor I prefer to see such taxation done at the local level where we can more easily vote to change it, rather than at the federal level where the money s just lost. I don t like it, but I understand that the county has to pay its bills. My concern is that it might keep going up. That s awful. It s always going up. 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Someone had apparently removed a trashcan from the roadside without permission. * On Dec. 22, Valparaiso police responded to an address on Nordberg Avenue in reference to a burglary to a conveyance. The victim reported that on Dec. 20, an unknown person or persons had entered her unlocked vehicle and removed a Garmin GPS from the passenger side rear floorboard. * On Dec. 22, Valparaiso police responded to Docs Oyster Bar in reference to a report of the theft of a vehicle tag. Police made contact with the vehicles owner, who said that he had driven the car to work at the oyster bar, and parked it in the nearby Compass Rose restaurants overflow parking lot. The victim stated that shortly after he parked his car, his son passed by the car and noticed that the license tag was missing. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 RUN/WALKFrom page A-6

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-6 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Bluewater Bay DentalThe saving grace of dental implantsDr. Olivier Broutin believes that when he creates relationships based on trust in his dental practice, he and his team can offer the best solutions to his patients. He knows that people who are suffering the discomfort and embarrassment of losing a tooth feel like there's no hope and the only answer is wearing a bridge or dentures forever. Having a tooth extracted can be a devastating experience. It affects how you look, speak, eat, and feel about yourself. What many people do not know is that losing a tooth can also begin a domino effect of ill health and aging. The negative results go far deeper than what you see on the surface. When a tooth is extracted, another process begins under the surface the loss of bone. 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Friends and family members of these athletes, as well as curious Okaloosa residents, also attended to show their support and be part of a moment in local history. The runners and walkers participating in the 5K and halfmarathon races paid an entrance fee to walk or run on the new connector before it opened to traffic. The route took the contestants Please see RUN/WALK, page A-5 Tim Broeking and son Graham of Niceville ran the 5K together, finishing at the same time.Beacon photo by Dani Tavano

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By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce will induct its 2014 Officers and Board of Directors Jan. 10. The Chambers annual dinner to welcome the 2014 board will take place at the Niceville Community Center. Executive Board Patsy Bland Chairman of the Board Bland has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board for 2014. She served on the 2013 executive board as Chairman Elect and the 2012 Executive Board as Treasurer and was also Vice Chairman of the Membership Development Division in 2011. Bland is a Realtor with Century 21 Wilson Minger Agency in Niceville. The University of Kentucky graduate has been in the real estate business since 1985 and has been the top producer at Wilson Minger for five years. Bland is a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and serves on the board of directors for the Business Industry Association. At the chamber, Bland serves on the Ambassadors, Boggy Bayou Golf Classic, Buy the Bayou Auction and Wine Tasting, and Membership Development and Military Affairs Committees. Bland lives in Niceville with her husband, Bill, and enjoys traveling, boating, entertaining and spending time with her three grandchildren. Duane Gallagher Past Chairman of the Board Gallagher served as Chairman of the Board for 2013. Gallagher took over after previous chairman of the board, Lorena Spillar. He served as the 2011 Treasurer of the Chamber and 2010 Vice Chairman of Community Development. He is the administrator of the Manor at Blue Water Bay. The Auburn University and Troy University graduate has been a member of the chamber for many years and served on the Executive Board for more than five years. He is a member of the Florida Nursing Home Association and a former chairman of the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Gallagher has been married to Debbie Gallagher for 26 years and lives in Niceville. They have two children, Justin and Megan. Domenica Farmer Chairman Elect Farmer has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board for 2015 and will take over when Blands term is up in one year. Farmer is the Area Sales Director with Waste Management of the Gulf Coast. She has been with Waste Management for 22 years in both a sales and operations capacity. She graduated from the University of West Florida in 1992 with a MBA degree. Active in the community, Farmer is excited to be serving as Chairman Elect for the Chamber. She lives in Niceville with her husband 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 , J J a a n n u u a a r r y y 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 In the Service Museum trustee receives stewardship awardCarole Apfel, Board of Trustees Member of the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, was recognized at the December meeting and received the 2013 Kenneth E. Bailey Preservation & Stewardship Award. Carole has served on the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Museum Assoc., Inc. for many years and is beginning her fourth consecutive three year term and serves as Board Chairman of the Collections Committee. Chamber to induct 2014 officers The 2014 Board of Directors during a board retreat Nov. 14. Patsy Bland Duane Gallagher Domenica Farmer Please see CHAMBER, page B-2Sidney R. Detiege, a 2013 graduate of Niceville High School, graduated from Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. on Nov. 27, and is now with the Delta Company Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Detiege is the son of Sharon Detiege and the grandson of Richard and Janis Boggs, all of Niceville. Sidney R. Detiege the way banking was meant to bewww.rstbank.com | 850.269.1201Member FDICWe proudly welcome Executive Vice-President Andy Marshall and Vice-President/Commercial Lender Don Collins. Stop by and say hello to your newest bankers at First Florida Bank. Theyre ready to serve you with the kind of personal, friendly and helpful service you expect from your local community bank. THE WAY BANKERS WERE MEANT TO BE. Destin 125 Main Street Niceville 750 John Sims Parkway East Mary Esther 302 Mary Esther Boulevard Andy Marshall Don CollinsMiramar Beach 9461 Highway 98 East EHT AWE ABYA EKNA SRE W EHT REW AWE EMER ABYA TNAE EKNA OTT SRE.EB Photo courtesy of Margie DavisSugar Beach Chorus entertains a cappellaSugar Beach A Cappella Chorus performed for a variety of venues for the holidays including Yule of Yesteryear and the Retired Officers Wives luncheon on Eglin. The performing group invites women 13 and older to join with them, regardless of music background, Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Niceville Methodist Church, Music Suite, 214 Partin Drive South, Niceville.

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Bragg and their two children, Nicole and Bragg P. She enjoys watching her children play organized sports and their family is a member of Niceville United Methodist Church. Grady Jordan Treasurer Jordan has been elected Treasurer of the Chamber for 2014. Jordan is currently Senior Manager, Advanced Technologies, with the Lockheed Martin Corporation, based in the Corporate Field Office, Fort Walton Beach. Following nine years on active duty with the USAF as an Instructor Weapons Systems Officer in the F-4 Phantom II, Grady joined the Vermont Air National Guard in 1982 and retired from the ANG in 1994. His defense industry experience began in 1983 and includes management and leadership positions in both domestic and international business development with General Electric, Martin Marietta and the Lockheed Martin Corporation. His involvement in local community activities includes serving as treasurer, Gulf Coast Chapter, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA); Secretary, Doolittle Institute; Past Northwest Area Vice President, Florida Region/State Air Force Association (AFA); Past President, Eglin Chapter, AFA; and Past Chairman, Military Affairs Committee, Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. Alan Wood Vice Chairman of Membership Development Wood will serve on the 2014 Executive Board as Vice Chairman of Membership Development. Wood serves as the Florida President of CCB Community Bank, based out of Andalusia, Ala., with offices in Crestview and Niceville. He serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way, Emerald Coast Childrens Advocacy Center and the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation. Wood has an education background from Troy State University and the University of Alabama. He enjoys golf and running in his free time. Alan is married to Tracy Wood and has two grown children and a stepson. Dr. Ty Handy Vice Chairman of Community Development Handy has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Community Development Division for 2014, his second year serving in this position and on the Executive Board. He has been on the Board of the Directors in previous years. He is the President of Northwest Florida State College and holds a bachelors in finance from Western Kentucky University and a masters in business administration from Drexel University. Handy earned his doctorate degree from the University of Memphis in higher education administration. Handy serves on the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and the Economic Development Council boards. Handy and his wife, Kimberly, live in Niceville and have two grown sons, Jon and Beau. Jenni Brunson Vice Chairman of Special Events Brunson has been elected as the Vice Chairman of Special Events for 2014. She served on the board from 2007-2010 and has held positions as Chairman of the Education Committee in 2006 and 2007, Past Ambassador, Past ChairmanGolf Committee 2008 and 2009 and Past Chairman-Auction from 2010 to 2013. Born in Niceville, Brunson is the Marketing and Activities Manager for Twin Cities Hospital. Brunson graduated from University of West Florida with a Bachelors degree in Communication Arts and Advertising. She enjoys running, the beach, painting, reading, shopping, concerts and boating. Board of Directors The Board of Directors for 2014: Dave Allen, Edward Jones Investments; Rev. Dennis Brown, First Baptist Church of Niceville; Garrett Floyd, Niceville Insurance Agency; Paige Floyd-Hart, Mason Title & Escrow Company; Dr. David Goetsch, Life Director; Scott Jackson, Gulf Power Company; David Jeffcoat, D & P Consulting; Lill Jennings, Opportunity INC.; Gordon King, Okaloosa Gas District; Debbie Lewis, ERA American Realty of NW Florida; Mike Stenson, Northwest Florida Regional Airport; Jonathan Tallman, The Tallman Group, LLC; Allen Tucker, Gustin, Cothern and Tucker, Inc.; Therese Van Gogh, North Light Yacht Club; Steve Wills, Raytheon Company; Mayor Randall Wise, City of Niceville, Life Director; Steve Wolfrom, CHELCO. CHAMBERFrom page B-1 CHURCH DIRECTORY The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 THEBAYBEACON POINTING THE WAY TO JESUSwww.iacdestin.org 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Des tin 850-837-6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Services9:00am ~ Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy Communion 11:01am ~ Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion) Nursery, ages 6 wks-2 yrs; Sunday School, ages 3-7, both servicesYouth OutreachHang out ~ Engage ~ Worship ~ Grow! Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm ~ The ShedKidzNetWednesday Nights starting Jan 15 Ages 3 years-5th grade First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm Grady Jordan Alan Wood Dr. Ty Handy Jenni Brunson Spouse Club helps deck the hallsThe Eglin Spouse Club spent several day decorating the Bayview Club and the Eglin Gates for the holidays. The spouses will gather again in January to pack everything up for another year. Pictured from front row left, Mayumi Snoddy, Judy Wiseman and Kelly Holt. Middle from left, Julia Orschell, Janine Jansson and Valene Harris. Back row from left, Tiffani Lusson and Jennifer Batka. Parrot Heads give to CICThe Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club donated $1,000 to Children in Crisis at their December meeting. Pictured, Parrot Head President Hank Bittmann of Bluewater Bay, left, with Ken Hair, President and CEO, Children in Crisis, Inc.Republican Women bid farewell to outgoing boardThe outgoing board of the Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated at a Christmas luncheon, pictured seated from left, Second Vice President Sheila Vaughen, First Vice President Micki Gramm, President Patricia Perri and Kathy Foster. Back row from left, Joy Vacarri, Anna Peele, Connie Edmondson, Linda Gail Martin, Nancy Loose, Marijo Strauss, Barbara Wall, Marty Houston, Mitzi Henley and Jean Dutton. 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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Read to Baci Baci, a Bichon Frise therapy dog, loves a good book. Children seven and older who would like to read a story to Baci may join him in the Youth Services program room at the Niceville Public Library Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 3:30 p.m. for a shared reading experience. This is a first come, first serve program. You may bring a book or choose from the library collection. Chair yoga classes There will be a free weekly chair yoga class for those with Multiple Sclerosis on Jan. 8 from 1011:00 a.m. in the studio room at Johnson Chiropractic, 600 John Sims Parkway, Niceville. The weekly yoga classes are every Wednesday. For information, contact instructor Candace Miller at 812-599-2887. Open mic poetry night Join fellow poets Jan. 8 for Say the Word, an open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to take the mic and read their own poetry or that of someone elses. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. Seniors meet Twin Cities Senior citizens club will meet Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Entres provided, please bring covered dish to share and join in for games, good food, good fun and friends. For information call 5430869. Early release movie The Valparaiso Community Library invites children and families to the next Early Release Movie Day on Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. for a showing of Despicable Me 2, rated PG. Popcorn will be served, seating is limited. To sign up, please call 729-5406 or email eruff@valp.org. Aglow meets The Aglow meeting will be held on Jan. 9, at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30 and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Januarys speaker is Prophetess Debra Kearney. Call Robin Williamson at 862-4867 or Debra Kearney at 678-7213. Back to school party The Valparaiso Community Library invites tweens and teens ages 11 and up to a Back to School Wii party on Jan. 10 at 2:30 p.m. To sign up, please call 729-5406 or email eruff@valp.org. DAR dinner meeting Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a dinner meeting for the History Contest winners at the First Presbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway S.W. in Fort Walton Beach at 6 p.m., Jan. 10. DAR is open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War Patriot. For more info, call 796-0783. Lunchtime lecture There will be a free lunchtime lecture, The History of East Pass Destin, Florida at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Jan. 10 at 12 p.m. presented by historian Hank Klein with Tony Mennillo, author of Salty MemoriesAlong the Coastal Highway. Bring a sandwich and take your lunch break at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida for History Sandwiched-In, an informal lunchtime education program. Space is limited. Please call to reserve, 6782615. Watercolor class Joye Moon, a nationally renowned watercolorist, is teaching a watercolor class from Jan. 10-12 at the Arts and Design Societys (ADSO) Art Center Studio, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. Cost is $245 for ADSO members and $260 for non-members for the three day workshop. Students provide their own materials. To sign up visit artsdesignsociety.org or call 244-1271 Tuesday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Genealogy meeting The Genealogy Society of Okaloosa County will meet Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, with Hank Klein, author of Publishing and Enjoying Your Genealogy Work. Members and guests are encouraged to come. Play ball Register for baseball and softball with on site registration Jan. 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Edge Elementary School. This is a new registration location. Horticulture lunch Participants wishing to lunch at the Wild Olive Restaurant at 797 N. Pearl Street, Crestview, after the Tri-County Horticulture Studies Group meets on Jan. 16 must call 678-2842 or e-mail marieharrison@valp.net no later than Jan. 11 to secure a lunch reservation. Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry presents The Down East Boys of Reidsville, N.C., on Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A suggested $10 donation is requested at the door and a love offering will be received. All invited. For more information visit libbyandfriendsgospelconcerts.com. Free throw contest All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Jan. 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Name of Jesus Family Life Center, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For more info call Ed Coleman at 678-6447. Knitting class Learn the fun and useful art of knitting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida during a Heritage Alive! Craft Class with instructor Carol Burkhard Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6 8 p.m. Learn basic stitches and begin a project of your choice. Bring your own yarn and size 8 needles. Space is limited, pre-registration required. Cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. To reserve, call 678-2615. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.comCALENDAR Daughters of the American Revolution members enjoy tour, lunch in MobileMembers of the Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, enjoyed a Christmas tour and luncheon Dec. 15 at the Richards D.A.R. House Museum in Mobile, Ala. 30 members attended. DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America s future through better education for children. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. Parenting conferenceRocky Bayou Baptist Church is hosting a two-day workshop for parents with Tedd Trippe, well-known author of Shepherding a Child s Heart. The conference will be Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11 at the church. RBCS is serving as a co-sponsor of this event. Register at the church s website, rbbc.smartevents.com/public/events. 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) FREELANCE NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENT The Bay Beacon, Niceville, FL, seeks a freelance reporter to write human interest features or cover meetings of government agencies in Niceville, Valparaiso, and elsewhere in Okaloosa County. You must be available most nights, most days, or both. We pay $30 per story and $5 per photo, when published. Writing experience is essential, as are use of a home computer and a reliable vehicle. Some reporting and photo experience is helpful, but not required. This a great chance to learn more about your community. E-mail cover letter, a statement of qualifications, and info on whether you are available most days, most evenings, or both, to hrdept@baybeacon.com Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! Office Space Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. Stop In For All Of Your Real Estate Needs. 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Page B-4 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS Rocky Knights win North Florida championshipRocky Bayou Christian School played St. John s Country Day School of Orange Park Nov. 14 for the North Florida Football Championship and won with a score of 26-19. Gymnasts take home top trophies at competitionAmped Elite All-Stars competed in Tallahassee Dec. 15 at the Mardi Gras Spirit competition. The Knights of Chaos (Mini level 1) brought home second place, Krewe of Nemesis (Junior 2) won first place and Krewe of Tucks (Junior 3) took home first place along with the highest score in the level three divisions. Amped Elites exhibition team perform the best they have all season. Eagle wrestlers place at Border Wars tourneyFour Niceville High School varsity wrestlers placed at the first South Walton Border Wars wrestling tournament Nov. 15 with 23 schools in attendance. Blake Hartzog placed fourth, Matthew Burger placed third, Jack Frey placed fifth and Michael Zimmerman placed fifth. The NHS wrestling team is coached by Jeff Fowler. Golf tourney benefits charityThe Bluewater Bay Men s and Ladies Golf Associations Charity Golf Tournament Dec. 4 was a four person scramble that resulted in donations of $1,226 and three bags of food to Niceville s Sharing and Caring. Pictured from left, Bob Boggs, President of the Men s Golf Association and Clare Boggs, President of the Ladies Golf Association, present the charity tournament donation to Jerry Barnett, center, the Sharing and Caring Senior Interviewer.NHS student signs with ProvidenceProvidence College softball Head Coach Kerri Jacklets announced student-athlete Christina Ramirez of Niceville, has signed National Letters of Intent to attend Providence College, starting in September of 2014. Ramirez is a fouryear varsity player at Niceville High School under Head Coach Danny Hensley. Ramirez won the Eagle Award her freshman year for being the winning pitcher in Floridas 5A Class State Championship. She also won the Eagle Award as a junior for the top all-around player in pitching/batting/fielding. Ramirez was awarded Co-Pitcher of the Year honors as a junior by local radio station WFSH radio. Ramirez is a member of the Rhode Island Thunder Gold showcase team. Christina Ramirez 1000 Mar-Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach www.fwbmc.com The First Step to a Great New YearFree Vein ScreeningSymptoms and Treatment of Venous Disease with Dr. Craig Cazenave Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:00:00 PMFort Walton Beach Medical Center Outpatient Waiting AreaIf you are one of the many people for whom even a short walk can be painful, the problem may be your veins. Symptoms of Venous Disease include: If you are suffering from leg discomfort, join us for a free vein screening and learn about the benets of vein treatment. Aching or cramping pain Tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling or heaviness in the legs Varicose veins Spider veins Tenderness around veins Blood clots orFuesdayT Symptoms and Tree V F alton Beach Medical Center Outpatient W t W or 2014 3:00:00 y 14, Januar ,uesday reatment of ptoms and T Tr ein Scree ee V Ve aiting Area alton Beach Medical Center Outpatient W PM 2014 3:00:00 Craig Cazenave with Dr enous Disease V Ve ein Screening aiting Area. Craig Cazenave in the legs thr T Aching or cramping pain Symptoms of V walk can be painful, the pr If you ar in the legs vaehr obbing, tingling o thr estlessness, b edness, r ir T Aching or cramping pain enous Diseas ymptoms of V Ve oblem may be your veins. walk can be painful, the pr e one of the many people for whom even a shor If you ar clots Blood ar nessender T veins Spider veins aricose V sseni ,gninru estlessness, b enous Disease include: oblem may be your veins. e one of the many people for whom even a shor veins ound ar veins t e one of the many people for whom even a shor scr If you ar n about the benets of vein tr eening and lear scr om leg discomfor fering fr e suf If you ar eatment. n about the benets of vein tr ee vein join us for a fr t om leg discomfor .fwbmc.com wwweatment. ee vein .fwbmc.com DR. SCOTTBEALSBoard Certified American Board of Dermatology 4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101 Niceville 850.897.7546Specializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair Mohs Micrographic Surgery General & Pediatric Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation Trusted Practice on theEmerald Coast#1