The Bay beacon

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The Bay beacon
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Beacon
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Niceville, Fla
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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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Beacon photo by Mike GriffithVoters took stock of three Okaloosa County Commission candidates March 26 during a forum in Fort Walton Beach. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent This year’s Okaloosa County election season got a start last week with a candidate forum for the District 2 and District 4 seats on the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners. Okaloosa County commissioners must each reside in one of the county’s five districts and run for the seat representing their home district, but they are elected “at large,” meaning that all voters in Okaloosa County may vote for candidates for each of the five district seats, two of which are up for election this year. The primary election is Aug. 26. Since all the current commision candidates are Republicans, the primary will decide the election unless a non-Republican enters the race. The general election is Nov. 4. The March 26 forum, hosted by the Condo Alliance of Okaloosa Island and the Florida Panhandle Patriots, took place at the El Matador condominium on Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach. About 68 people attended the forum, where they had a chance to meet and hear from District 2 candidate Carolyn Ketchel and District 4 candidates Henry Kelley and Trey Goodwin. Incumbent commissioners Dave Parisot, of District 2, and Don Amunds, of District 4, did not attend, so the Beacon e-mailed them questions asked during the forum, offering them a chance to respond. Following the forum, a straw poll was The Okaloosa Gas District has approved an agreement to take over and operate the part of the natural-gas distribution network on Eglin Air Force Base that the utilty doesn't already own. A Memorandum of Agreement between Okaloosa Gas and the Air Force has been signed and delivered to Eglin for Air Force approval, according to gas district spokesman Eddie Springle. Based on the facts outlined in the agreement, the federal government, in an effort to privatize the natural gas system located on the Eglin Reservation, will aid in the facilitation that will assign ownership of the natural gas utility system to the Okaloosa Gas District, a self-governing agency of the state of Florida which is based in Valparaiso. After the final utility bill of sale is executed, Okaloosa Gas, which already owns much of the Eglin system, will assume responsibility of the complete natural gas distribution system within Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field, Duke Field, and the 7th Special Forces base as part of the base's utility privatization initiative, according to Okaloosa Gas. This will include the various housing projects maintained by the military or its contractors. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Okaloosa County is resurfacing 2.56 miles of streets in Bluewater Bay area and elsewhere in the Niceville area. The resurfacing projects approved this year for county streets in county commission District 5, which includes Bluewater Bay, Seminole, and parts of East Niceville, are: —Midland Court between two points along Blue Pine Lane. —Summit Court between two points along Blue Pine Lane. —Ivy Avenue from 48th St. to the end of Ivy. —Nassau Drive from Antiqua Way to Barbados Way. —Blue Pine Lane from Meadow Brook Court to Range Road. —Meadowbrook Court between two points along Blue Pine Lane. —Kates Court from Meadowbrook Court to the end of Kates Court. —Caribbean Way from Bluewater Boulevard to Providence Way. —Antiqua Way from Bluewater Boulevard to 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, April 2, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Police Blotter, page A-4Thurs., 6 p.m. The Good News Jail and Prison Ministry annual fundraising banquet is open to the public at the Niceville United Methodist Church Community Life Center. Free, donations welcome. 678-5827. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Okaloosa Chamber Singers will perform “An Evening for Song and Singers” at St. Paul Lutheran Church Niceville. Free, with a suggested donation of $10. 682-9651. Sat. 9 a.m. The 14U High Intensity Girls Fast Pitch Softball team will be conducting their inaugural golf tournament and silent auction at the Eglin Golf Course. $75 per person or $300 per team. 5175499. Mon. 1-6 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be at Walgreens 4582 East Highway 20, Niceville. Donors will receive a $10 Walgreens voucher. Calendar B-3, B-2 COMING UP Candidates woo voters Okaloosa County is resurfacing a number of streets in the Bluewater Bay area and unincorporated East Niceville.Beacon photo by Mike GriffithOkaloosa Gas moves to take over Eglin system 2.5 miles of streets being resurfaced in BWB, Niceville Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithTristan “Popeye” Sweeney, 4, recently enjoyed an afternoon of fishing with his grandfather, Warren Sweeney, on one of the ponds along 27th Street, Niceville. “My daddy actually built this pond for John Bullock years ago,” said Warren Sweeney. “Pushed it out with a 'dozer.”Fish stories Please see STREETS, page A-2 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Please see CANDIDATES, page A-5A 64-year-old Bluewater Bay man died in a traffic crash Sunday night when the motorcycle he was driving hit a truck on State Road 20 at Edgewater Drive, according to the Niceville Police Department. At about 8 p.m., the cycle, driven by Thomas Moore, was traveling east on State Road 20 in a marked and active construction zone, according to police. A dump truck, working at the construction zone, driven by Chris Everidge, was turning south from State Road 20 onto Edgewater when the motorcycle collided with the rear of the truck, police stated. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is being investigated by the Niceville Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact Staff Sgt. Joseph Kearnes at 7294030.Bluewater motorcyclist, 64, killed in crash with dump truck

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The resurfacing projects will include “micro-surfacing” in all but the Ivey Avenue project, for which the new surface will be an “overlay” of the existing surface. In correspondence with the Bay Beacon, some county public works officials discussed details of the projects. “Microsurfacing and chip sealing are less-expensive alternatives to an asphalt overlay,” said County Public Works Director John Hofstad. “We use these technologies in various applications where the roadway is not suitable for, or does not require, an asphalt overlay. An example would be a coldmix asphalt road which is not suitable for an asphalt overlay, but can have its service life extended by a chip sealing renovation. Also, many of our asphalt roads do not require extensive reconstruction or a complete asphalt overlay, but may benefit from microsurfacing to extend their service life." "These are several of the technologies we employ to maximize the dollars we receive through the local option gas tax," Hofstad stated. Referring to a three-cent-pergallon increase in the county motor-fuels tax that took effect Jan. 1, Hofstad added: "The additional gas tax dollars that the county will be receiving will be used to broaden these types of programs, build new roads in the county, and purchase much needed replacement equipment used in the maintenance and upkeep of our county transportation network.” County Road and Parks Division Manager William “Clay” Simmons explained how county funds are allocated for road resurfacing projects. “In terms of dollars,” Simmons said, “our road resurfacing funding is broken down by the separate commissioner districts. Each district is held in a separate account." Simmons said the account breakdown for the current fiscal year is as follows: —District 1: $99,207. —District 2: $87,664. —District 3: $99,823. —District 4: $99,326. —District 5: $99,371. All but about $4,000 of the District 5 total is projected to be spent in the Bluewater BayNiceville area, according to county figures. “In general," Simmons said, "monies do not transfer from one commissioner district to another except under very unique circumstances.” STREETSFrom page A-1Friday s storm causes damageA sudden storm Friday blew down power lines, temporarily trapping residents in a house on Florida Street, Niceville, (street scene above), and causing power outages. Another line was partially blown down at Palm Boulevard and John Sims Parkway, below, making it necessary for Niceville police to redirect traffic. Multiple trees were toppled throughout the area, including the one pictured at right on Rocky Bayou Drive, Niceville. No serious injuries were reported.Beacon photos by Angela Yuriko Smith and Stephen Kent 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 Lunchtime lecture All are invited to enjoy a free lunch-time lecture Friday, April 11 at 12 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, presented by Nathan Chesser, author of “Creek by Blood.” 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 a seat at 678-2615. Delicious good deeds The second annual “Grab a Fork, Lend a Hand” event, will be Saturday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church’s Parish Life Center in Niceville. For more information call Catholic Charities at 737-0864. Yard sale extravaganza Saint Paul Lutheran Church will hold its Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza from 7 a.m. – Noon Saturday, April 12 in the Church parking lot at 1407 E. John Sims Parkway in Niceville. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used for a Lutheran scholarship fund and various other charitable purposes throughout our community. For more information call the Church Office at 678-1298.

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Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) Monday attended Gov. Rick Scott’s signing of House Bill 7015, the Florida GI Bill in Panama City. The legislation, unanimously passed by the House and Senate during the first two weeks of the 2014 legislative session that began March 4, establishes Florida as the top “Welcome Home” state by expanding education and career development opportunities for military service members, veterans and their families, according to Gaetz. “The Florida GI Bill makes Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation and supports the brave men and women who protect us at home and abroad,” said Gaetz. “Through this bill, tens of thousands of active duty servicemen and women, military retirees and their families will see expanded education and employment options. Additionally, critical investments will be made to protect our military base missions and strengthen our National Guard Armories.” The Florida GI Bill is a key component of the joint House and Senate “Work Plan Florida 2014” agenda authored by Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel). To date three of the five Work Plan agenda items, including a nearly $400 million recurring reduction in vehicle registration fees and a comprehensive package of legislation to protect against sexual offenders have passed the Senate and House and been sent to Scott for signature. The governor is expected to sign these priorities into law later this week, according to Gaetz. The Florida GI Bill increases funding for the Educational Dollars for Duty (EDD) program to cover career certification and continuing education for maintaining licensure, provides for out-of-state student veterans to receive in-state tuition rates, and encourages military base commanders and the Commissioner of Education to work together to increase military-family student achievement. Specifically, $1.53 million in recurring funding is allocated towards the EDD program to expand education options for National Guard members to include industry certifications and continuing education to maintain license certifications. Preference in the distribution of funds is given to those National Guard members who have deployed on federal military orders. Textbook costs may be reimbursed after tuition has been paid for all eligible members in that year. The state Department of Military Affairs (DMA) will receive $250,000 in nonrecurring funds for IT upgrades associated with administering and auditing the EDD program. The GI Bill creates the Congressman C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program which directs state universities, state colleges, career centers, and technical centers to waive out-ofstate tuition fees for honorably discharged veterans. Tuition and fees charged to an out-of-state student veteran may not exceed the tuition and fees charged to a resident student. The bill provides legislative intent that the unique needs of military families be met and a framework be established to provide children of military families with a high-quality education. Military installation commanders are encouraged to work with the Commissioner of Education to increase military family student achievement, which may include the establishment of charter schools on military bases. The GI Bill expands the veterans preference for jobs in state, local and regional governmental entities, including the public education system, to all veterans, current members of the Reserves and the Florida National Guard, and the parents and spouses of service members who died in combat. The bill also establishes a permissive preference in private employment which allows businesses to establish hiring policies to give veterans and the spouses of disabled or deceased veterans’ preference. The bill exempts an active duty service member’s spouse and dependents with out-of-state driver licenses who reside with him or her from the requirement to obtain a Florida driver's license if the service member’s spouse begins employment in Florida or a dependent enrolls in a Florida public school. The bill also clarifies the spouse and dependent are eligible for an automatic extension without reexamination for a Florida driver license that expires while he or she is stationed outside of Florida. Additionally, the bill waives the initial licensing fees for 60 months for licenses obtained through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Department of Health (DOH) for honorably discharged veterans and their spouses. The GI Bill removes the oneyear residency requirement to allow veterans, who meet all other requirements for admission and are currently residents of the state, immediate access to vacancies in the state nursing homes. Reciprocity is provided to license health care practitioners in their respective fields if those applicants have received, or will receive, an honorable discharge from service in the U.S. Armed Forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, or the U.S. Public Health Service. The DOH application process for veteran and active military physicians applying for a temporary certificate for practice in underserved communities is streamlined. DOH must make a determination within ten days of receipt of the application. The bill adds experience with handling prescription drugs for the U.S. Armed Forces to the list of qualifying experiences to become a certified representative of a wholesale drug distributor.Gaetz lauds state ‘GI Bill’ The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Th e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n Express1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeAngela Yuriko SmithEditorial AssistantCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistCheryle ValentineReceptionistIgnacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper The Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. 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ArrestsOn March 11, Niceville police arrested Lorinzo Lee Tew III, 52, 403 31st St., Niceville, for one count of carrying a concealed weapon (firearm), four counts of possession of harmful new legend drug without prescription, and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. At about 11:10 p.m., a Niceville officer made a traffic stop on Tew’s vehicle after seeing it driving with no headlights. Instead of stopping, Tew continued across some grass, went over a curb, glanced off a trash dumpster, and finally came to a stop. Other officers arrived, and stated that an officer safety warning had been issued for someone who might be Tew. During a pat-down, officers discovered a small silver handgun in Tew’s pocket and a 5-inch knife worn in a sheath. Officers conducted an inventory of Tew’s vehicle, where they discovered a lockbox obtaining 318 800 mg Metaxalon pills (muscle relaxers). Tew did not have a concealed weapon carry permit or a prescription for the pills. He said he had forgotten that the gun was in his pocket. * On March 13, Niceville police arrested Jonathan Bakari Johnson, 19, a student, 6421 Sugar Creek Dr. S., Mobile, Ala., for one count of possession of marijuana over 20 grams. An officer observed Johnson driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone. While conducting a traffic stop, the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from Johnson’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a “blunt,” (a type of marijuana cigarette) on the right side of the front passenger seat and a glass mason jar filled with two bags of marijuana in the duffel bag (belonging to Johnson) in the trunk of the vehicle. The blunt was later weighed at 1 gram and the marijuana from the mason jar was weighed at 48 grams. Johnson admitted that the blunt and the rest of the marijuana belonged to him. The suspected marijuana was later field tested and yielded a presumptive positive result for THC. * On March 17, Niceville police arrested Antonio Berand Gray, 26, a driver, 300-G Kazmira, Niceville, for one count of resisting without violence. Gray was the driver of a vehicle stopped for failure to use due care. After completing a DUI investigation on Gray, the arresting officer asked Gray if he had any more alcohol in the vehicle. Gray had already handed the officer an open glass pint of Bud Light from underneath the driver seat. Gray had been uncooperative throughout the traffic stop, and had been told to sit down multiple times. When the officer began asking Gray about more alcohol being in the vehicle, Gray walked toward the passenger truck door, which was open. Gray began telling the officer he was going to shut the door and lock the truck and go home. Gray was told to stop and go back to the sidewalk and sit down. Gray continued toward the open door of the truck while the officer was telling him to stop. Gray got near the door, and the officer grabbed him and placed him in handcuffs. * On March 20 Rebecca Christine Pike, 18, of 1411B 29th St., Niceville, was arrested in Miramar Beach for liquor possession by a person under 21 years of age, first offense. She was booked at the Walton County jail and released on $250 bond 10 minutes later. * At about 2:12 p.m., March 20, a Walton County deputy in Miramar Beach arrested MickDoohan Kaliski, 18, 4296 Ida Coon Circle, Niceville, for one count of liquor possession by a person under 21 years of age, first offense. The officer observed Kaliski in possession of a Sprite can which by Kaliski’s admission contained “Four Loco,” an alcoholic beverage. * On March 22, Valparaiso police arrested Joshua Allen Brown, 21, unemployed, of 327 Washington Ave., Valparaiso, for three counts of burglary to an unoccupied conveyance, one count of grand theft, one count of vehicle theft, and two counts of theft in a string of car burglaries in Hidden Cove. Brown allegedly entered an unlocked vehicle parked at a residence and took a pill bottle containing 13 diphenhydramine 25 mg and four lighters valued at approximately $5, and entered another unlocked vehicle next door where he stole two active duty military camouflage hats with rank bar stitched on the front, valued at approximately $40. He also entered a third vehicle nearby, where he took some clothing, running shoes, sunglasses, a GPS unit, some tools, a backpack, and some other items totaling in excess of $1,100 value. Also arrested was Austin Cole Adams, 18, unemployed, also of 327 Washington Ave., Valparaiso, on three counts of burglary to an unoccupied vehicle, one count of grand theft, and two counts of theft. Adams told police that after he and Brown got back to their residence, he went to sleep, but when Adams awoke, Brown told him that he had gone back and taken one of the victims’ vehicles. Adams said that Brown told him he threw the vehicle keys in the yard, where they were subsequently found. The vehicle was driven approximately 123 miles. * On March 24, Valparaiso police arrested Bobby Patrick Culver, 42, self-employed, of 311 Glen Ave., Valparaiso, for one count of battery (DOMV), one count of assault, and one count of disorderly intoxication, five weeks after Culver was shot in the abdomen by a neighbor whom Culver had attacked after Culver had assaulted his own wife. 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 Mar. 24, 2014 through Mar. 30, 2014. 0 Structure Fire18 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire1 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms3 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time Hudson Cir..................................Cancelled.................................3/24/14..................08:39 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical....................................3/24/14..................09:33 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical....................................3/24/14..................15:50 Redman Ct..................................Medical....................................3/25/14..................13:51 Kildare Cir....................................Smoke scare...........................3/25/14..................14:19 Judith Ave....................................Medical....................................3/26/14..................08:43 Reeves St....................................Medical....................................3/27/14..................12:53 E. John Sims Pky........................Medical....................................3/27/14..................13:16 Cadillac Ave................................Medical....................................3/27/14..................13:18 E. John Sims Pky........................Power line down.....................3/28/14..................11:25 Rocky Bayou Dr..........................Service call..............................3/28/14..................11:25 E. John Sims Pky........................Power line down.....................3/28/14..................11:32 Mayo St.......................................Power line down.....................3/28/14..................11:33 Florida St.....................................Brush fire.................................3/28/14..................11:51 Niceville Ave................................Service call..............................3/28/14..................11:51 S. Cedar Ave...............................Service call..............................3/28/14..................12:18 Davis Dr.......................................Medical....................................3/28/14..................16:53 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical....................................3/28/14..................07:28 Roberts Dr...................................Medical....................................3/29/14..................17:00 Kelly Rd.......................................Medical....................................3/29/14..................19:48 Valparaiso Blvd...........................Alarm activation.......................3/29/14..................19:54 SR 85 N.......................................Vehicle fire...............................3/29/14..................21:00 E. John Sims Pky........................Medical....................................3/29/14..................23:08 Niceville Ave................................Medical....................................3/30/14..................08:57 SR 85 N.......................................Medical....................................3/30/14..................09:39 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical....................................3/30/14..................11:52 E. John Sims Pky........................Medical....................................3/30/14..................12:44 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical....................................3/30/14..................13:09 Bayshore Dr................................Medical....................................3/30/14..................14:00 E John Sims Pky.........................Vehicle extrication...................3/30/14..................20:58 Weekly Safety Tip: Keep candles at least one foot away from anything that can burn and put them out when you leave the room or go to sleep. Never leave lit candles unattended around children. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from Mar. 24, 2014 through Mar. 30, 2014. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.....................................3/24/14..................21:57 Scenic Hwy. 98...........................Dispatched & cancelled..........3/25/14..................12:10 Kildare Cir....................................Dispatched & cancelled..........3/25/14..................14:24 Range Rd....................................Explosive/bomb removal........3/26/14..................14:44 Parkwood Cir...............................No incident found....................3/26/14..................16:28 E. Hwy. 20...................................Dispatched & cancelled..........3/26/14..................18:33 E. Hwy. 20...................................Outside rubbish fire.................3/26/14..................19:00 Merchants Way...........................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................03:11 Merchants Way...........................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................03:27 E. Hwy. 20...................................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................10:23 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................10:55 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................14:06 N. Lakeshore Dr..........................Vehicle accident......................3/27/14..................15:56 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................19:01 Legendary Dr...............................Dispatched & cancelled..........3/28/14..................12:12 Ida Coon Cir................................Smoke detector activation......3/28/14..................12:20 Barrington Ln...............................Wind storm..............................3/28/14..................12:47 Bluewater Blvd............................Service call..............................3/28/14..................13:11 Bluewater Blvd............................Service call..............................3/28/14..................13:12 Caribbean Way...........................Service call..............................3/28/14..................13:31 Meadowbrook Ct.........................Service call..............................3/28/14..................13:46 Midland Ct/Blue Pine..................Service call..............................3/28/14..................14:17 Cat Mar Rd..................................Assist invalid............................3/28/14..................15:49 Turnberry Pl.................................Medical.....................................3/29/14..................11:55 Ridgewood Way..........................Medical.....................................3/29/14..................14:33 Pine St.........................................Medical.....................................3/30/14..................03:12 E. Rosewood Way......................Medical.....................................3/30/14..................06:52 Cat Mar Rd..................................Medical.....................................3/30/14..................09:32 Samana Way...............................Alarm system activation..........3/30/14..................10:55 Napa Way....................................Medical.....................................3/30/14..................13:59 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.....................................3/30/14..................14:20 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. 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conducted among those who attended, to see which candidates audience members would be most likely to vote for if the election were held immediately. Results of the straw poll were: —District 2: Dave Parisot, 5; Carolyn Ketchel, 63; —District 4: Don Amunds, 3; Trey Goodwin, 34; Henry Kelley, 31. Following some brief opening remarks, each of the candidates had an opportunity to respond to questions asked by members of the audience. In opening remarks, Ketchel said she is running for the county commission because she is “frustrated and disappointed with the government we have in Okaloosa County.” She said she is experienced in government affairs, having worked with President Ronald Reagan on a panel that helped refinance the U.S. Social Security system,. She said she has also worked closely with Florida State Senate President Don Gaetz and Dist. 1 Congressman Jeff Miller. Ketchel said she has lived in Okaloosa County for 27 years, where she has raised two sons and has worked as a medical social worker and a broadcaster on a Christian radio station. She heads the local chapter of Catholic Charities. Kelley said he has lived in Okaloosa County since 1969. A former executive with Walt Disney World and with Wyndham Resorts, Kelley is the part owner of a strawberry farm in the north part of the county, and has been active in economic development issues, to include helping to attract the new FAMU pharmacy college to Crestview, and helping to attract businesses to the county. Kelley said that if elected, he will bring his vision from the private sector to county government, and work to help promote what he called the county’s “four economic drivers”—the military, medical industry, farming, and tourism. Goodwin said he grew up in Okaloosa County, and is “proud of our county, but not of its government.” He is an attorney, and a former member of the Fort Walton Beach City Council. Goodwin said he opposes tax increases, and wants to bring “common sense and conservative leadership” to county government. He said he is concerned that county government tends to “burden property owners for those not paying their way.” Goodwin said, “I think the best ideas come from citizens. If elected, I won’t forget who the boss is—you.” In his emailed response, Parisot began by explaining his absence from last Wednesday’s forum, and criticized the forum’s organizers. “Just got back from Tallahassee yesterday afternoon,” he wrote, “from representing Okaloosa County at a Gulf Consortium (RESTORE) meeting, meeting with a Governor's staff representative and local legislators, and participating in Legislative Day on Thursday.” “I had informed (the forum organizers) of my inability to attend over six weeks ago, and I informed the Panhandle Patriots Tea Party organization on Feb. 19 via email.” Questions asked by audience members during the forum, and responses from candidates, included: What will you do to attract quality businesses to Okaloosa County? Goodwin said that commissioners and others should not compete among themselves, such as between North and South regions of the county, for new business. He said he will revise Okaloosa County’s tax incentive program, to include a grace period from paying county taxes for new businesses. Ketchel said she will emphasize improving county infrastructure, such as roads, Interstate 10, and railroad access. She said she would not increase property taxes, as these tend to hurt small businesses. Kelley said he has already helped attract business to Okaloosa County by helping to recruit the FAMU pharmacy college. He said he has also worked with the Economic Development Council to recruit new businesses for the county, with emphasis on attracting high-tech/high pay industries. In his e-mailed response, Parisot wrote: “I have been actively involved with the Economic Development Council and Chambers of Commerce in economic development. We also have approved an RFP for the Phase III analysis of the Gulf Power Industrial Park Certification Program. I also support the renewal of the ad valorem property tax incentive program. This issue will be on the Aug. 26 ballot for the people to vote on." Amunds, in his e-mailed reply, wrote: “Continue to do tax abatements and to possibly share the dark fiber in the county's network to businesses as incentive to relocate here.” What will you do to improve the Florida Retirement System (FRS), and Okaloosa County’s state-mandated contributions to it? Kelley said that recent scandals in Okaloosa County, such as the county commission’s failure to prevent or detect thefts from the Tourist Development Council (TDC) by its former executive director, seriously harmed Okaloosa County’s ability to work effectively with the Florida Legislature. He said that the county should emphasize spending cuts rather than tax hikes in order to pay for state-mandated spending, such as for the FRS. Ketchel said that there are always federal and state mandates imposed on counties, but that does not mean that counties must raise taxes. She said her experience running Catholic Charities has taught her how to manage a budget carefully. “I know what it’s like to count the copy paper,” she said. Goodwin also criticized the county commission for raising taxes to help pay for last year’s $1.8 million FRS mandate. He said the county is “swollen with human resources,” and that some county employees have approached him saying that Okaloosa County has too many layers of supervision, which can be cut without harming the effectiveness of county departments. He also criticized the county commission for approving “$2 million extra in pay increases, on your back.” Parisot wrote: “The 'rule-making' and rate structure for FRS lies entirely with the State Legislature with the Governor's approval. However, I would support the FRS going to a "defined contribution" program (similar to a 401K) for new employees." Amunds wrote: “The Florida Retirement System is governed by the state not the individual counties.” How will you improve the county commission’s oversight of spending and toll increases by the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority? Goodwin said he is willing to look into the issue, and do a close examination of other parts of the county budget, including enterprise funds such as the water and sewer department. He said all parts of county spending should be scrutinized. Ketchel said that infrastructure is a problem throughout Okaloosa County. She said that one third of the county’s population now lives north of the Shoal River, where lengthy traffic jams often take place during busy periods. She also said that U.S. Highway 98 in the south county has become dangerously accident prone, and that a decision must soon be made as to how and where to build a new bridge over Santa Rosa Sound. She said a severe hurricane could trap many people in low-lying areas if county roads are not adequate for evacuation. “I’ll get to the bottom of it,” she said. Kelley said that if elected he will ask the heads of all county departments and agencies, including the state-appointed Mid-Bay Bridge Authority, to give the county commission monthly briefings on their budgets and spending, and to explain how they conduct their business on a monthly basis. Parisot wrote: “The spending and toll rates for the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority are under the control of the Florida Deptartment of Transportation and the MBBA Board of Directors.” Amunds wrote: “The Board of County Commissioners have no oversight of operations or tolls of the Mid-Bay Bridge.” What will you cut from the county budget? Kelley said that Okaloosa County’s current economic development program spends hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that he would prefer to let the private sector run such programs. He criticized county government for “just accepting” whatever insurance companies charge for employee health and life insurance, and said that such policies should be more carefully negotiated by the county. Ketchel said, “We can find places to cut” without laying off county employees, whom she praised for doing tough jobs, often under difficult conditions. She said she would look for waste in other areas of county government, adding, “we can make changes.” Goodwin said he would have voted no on spending $1.5 million on new county buses. When he sees such buses go by, he said, “I often see only one or two heads in the windows.” He criticized the county commission for raising property taxes “without cutting a single job” from county departments. In fact, he said, the county has added positions to some departments. Parisot wrote: “If we had a choice, I would cut the costs of unfunded mandates from the county budget and give this money back to county taxpayers through reduced property taxes.” Amunds wrote: “As county commissioner I have continued to cut the budget every year and have voted no to all tax increases, even lowering the millage two years in a row.” What will you do to control the cost of county employee health insurance? Ketchel replied that her experience as a medical social worker will help her to tackle this issue. She said she will do “whatever it takes to balance the budget,” and that she is “utterly frustrated” with excessive spending by county, state and federal governments. She said the solution is to “elect new leaders at every level.” Kelley said it is difficult to plan for insurance costs when, “No one knows what will be legal under Obamacare tomorrow or next week.” He said Okaloosa County should not overspend on insurance, and that he takes the issue very seriously. He said that regarding county spending, he will emphasize public safety and infrastructure, while looking for cuts in less important areas. Goodwin said that insurance is very important to county employees. However, he said, he does not favor keeping Okaloosa County’s current “Cadillac” health policy, if it means having to pay fines to the federal government under provisions of the new health care law which penalize employers who provide more health insurance than the federal government approves of. Goodwin said he will look at alternatives such as health savings accounts and patient-managed health care programs for county employees. Parisot wrote: “Since changing the county's health insurance consultant, we have instituted a wellness program which has had positive impacts in reducing claims by employees. As a result, the county has received rebates of over $3 million on health insurance premiums as well as a 10% reduction in our premiums for the current FY 2014.” Amunds wrote: “We need to continue to compare benefits and costs for more economical health plans each budget year.” How should Okaloosa County spend whatever money it receives from the BP oil spill settlement? Kelley said the county will have to choose between spending the money on many small projects or on a few large projects likely to have a big impact, such as transportation. He said he would like to do a “sand tracer study” of how sand drifts and accumulates around local beaches and the Destin pass. He said that sometimes great changes can come through small changes, such as improving a run-down neighborhood by fixing broken windows. Goodwin said that Okaloosa County should use such money to shore up its reserves. He said it is important for the county to save money for special events such as preparation and recovery from hurricanes. He also said that some of the BP money should be used to improve local roads, and to address water quality issues. He warned that the county should not spend BP funds on any projects that would “start continuous funding obligations.” Ketchel told the audience, “I’d ask what you want to do with it.” She also said she will improve the county’s storm water runoff control, to include fixing some sewer pipes that are now collapsing throughout the county. She said she will also try to draw upon the technical expertise available among military residents, and will form “citizen task forces” to help determine how such money should be spent. She said the BP settlement offers Okaloosa County “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to improve its infrastructure. Parisot wrote: The county commission "has established the Okaloosa RESTORE AdvisoryCommittee (ORAC) composed of 11 county citizens to help draft our Multi-Year Implementation Plan, part of which is to take in project proposals, evaluate the projects, and make recommendations" to the county commission. Amunds wrote: “The BP oil spill settlement should be spent on economic enhancement for job creation and growth. It should also be spent on any environmental impact issues that could strengthen our ecosystem and our water quality.” Neither of the absent incumbents seemed concerned about their apparently poor showing in the straw poll. “Straw polls are useless,” wrote Amunds, “since everyone brings their own support with them, especially if they are told about it.” Parisot expressed a similar view. “Straw polls at candidate forums are pretty meaningless” he wrote, “as most candidates will bring an 'entourage' of their supporters to fill the audience and 'cheer them on'. I would expect very few votes to be cast at such a gathering for a candidate who was unable to attend due to prior job commitments.” The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, April 2, 2014 Page A-5 GREAT BURGERS, DOGS, AND MOREWe could have fancy packaging and signs, but we elect to put the money in quality product and keep the prices low for our customersLo call y O w ne d & O p e r at e d Dr i v e Th r u or Walk I n T o da y! 1067 John Sims Pkwy. (Across from Helen Back Pizza) COME TO COME TO CANDIDATESFrom page A-1 Don Amunds Henry Kelley Carolyn Ketchel Trey Goodwin Dave Parisot

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-6 Wednesday, April 2, 2014 BE A C O N SP O R T SBE A C O N SPO R T S High Intensity wins March Madness10U-2003 High Intensity team won the March Madness tournament in Mobile, Ala. on March 8. They went undefeated and only gave up five runs in four total games. Pictured, in front row, team members Riley Gibson, Haylee Hayes, Morgan Childress and Makenzee Ely.Back row, Ella Randall, Miranda Treadway, Brooke Lesher, Rachel Hester, Melaina Bryant and Kaylee McIver. Traveling Eagles 9U win divisionTraveling Eagles 9U Maroon are the division champions of the King of The Diamond Tournament held in Milton on March 15-16.Pictured, front row, Christian Sweat, Ayden Morales, Aiden Garrity, Camden Chambers, JT Lupella and Jake Hill.In middle row, Cooper Mee, Aaron Jenkins, Braden Holcomb, Brody Bankston, Raiden LaFortune and Connor Folley.In back row, Coach Marcus Chambers, Coach Trevin Eubanks and Coach and Manager Randy Eubanks. Volleyball wins Hall of Fame tourneyThe U18 Prostyle volleyball team recently won the Hall of Fame tournament in Pensacola. Pictured, front row, Sierra Burris and Sami Mims. In back row, Sammie Williams, Heather Young, Erin Batcho, Kayla Henrie, Marley Peters, Ashley Hagood and Coach JM Plummer. The team members are from Bay, Choctaw and Niceville High schools. Beacon photo by Dave ShelikoffEagle runners compete in PensacolaFlorida and Alabama sent 21 high school track and field teams to Pensacola to compete in the FCA and Justin Gatlin Panhandle Championships March 29. Niceville High School girls won 2nd place overall while the boys won 10th place overall. Pictured, Jack Massey, Tripp Davis, Tristan Hammer and Caden Ewing took second place in the 4x800 relay race with a time of 8:18.13. The Eagle s next meet will be in Mobile, Ala. April 4-5 at the Mobile Challenge of Champions. Niceville softball beats PaceNiceville High School girls softball beat Pace 10-0 in a home game March 27. Pictured, Aja Brechtel on the pitcher s mound. The team will be in Kissimmee April 4-5 for the Kissimmee Classic.Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson SPONSORED BY WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER SARA COMANDER & WALTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. DO NOT BRING: POISONS, PESTICIDES, PAINTS, THINNERS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLES. Community Clean Up DaySaturday, April 12, 2014At the Choctaw Beach Park On State Road 20 In the Choctaw Beach Community From 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM

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On Saturday, Feb. 16, Culver and his wife returned home from a night out and entered into a verbal argument, and he attacked her. She fled to a nearby home, where she sought help. Culver threatened and charged the neighbor in whose house his wife had taken refuge. The neighbor, who was on his front porch, reported that Culver charged him multiple times, creating a "well-founded fear" that violence was imminent and that Culver would cause him great bodily harm. The neighbor defended himself by pulling a 9 mm handgun from his jacket and discharged one round into Culver's torso. Culver fell to the ground. Culver was hospitalized, eventually released from the hospital, and is recovering from his wound, according to police. After questioning by police, the neighbor was released, and no charges were filed against him.Other incidentsOn March 14, an Okaloosa deputy responded to an address on Wright Circle in Niceville, regarding a grand theft. A victim reported that two packages that had been delivered by FedEx, and left on the victim’s porch, had apparently been stolen while the victim was not at home. The stolen items included a car stereo valued at $257.95 and some headrest LCD monitors valued at $205.89. * On March 14, a Walton County deputy responded to an address on Darrell Court, in reference to a credit card fraud. A victim stated that unknown persons had made an unauthorized online charge to her Wells Fargo card. The unauthorized purchase was made at a company in California, and the amount charged to the card was $375.99. The card account has since been canceled and the credit card company has assumed the loss. * On March 19, Niceville police responded to an address on Reeves Street, where a complainant said that someone had thrown a brick through a window. * On March 21, a Niceville officer responded to St. Paul Lutheran Church on John Sims Parkway in Niceville, in reference to a report of a stolen computer. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a witness who said someone had stolen the pastor’s Dell Laptop Inspiron 15 inch notebook valued at $798.99. The witness said the intruder had apparently also taken some ham and some juice from the kitchen. No signs of forced entry were observed at the church. * On March 21, a Niceville officer responded to an address on Bayshore Drive in regard to a reported theft. The victim told the officer that sometime around March 1 someone had stolen some items from his back yard. The items were 400 feet of halfinch rope valued at $500, and six 12 x 24 bumper buoys valued at $50 each. The victim said he now keeps his other items locked in his garage. * On March 22, Valparaiso police responded to the East Gate Plaza parking lot in regard to a possible criminal mischief. Police observed that a motorcycle had apparently been knocked down and damaged by unknown persons. * On March 24, Niceville police responded to the Parkview subdivision in regard to some items that had apparently been stolen from a work trailer. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Page A-7 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “I have not, and no one that I know has either. I m thankful that my wife is Civil Service, so we haven t had to address that yet.” Elijah Lambert, 20, Niceville, donation attendant “No, and I don t know anyone who has. Everyone I know has a job, and already has insurance.” Rickey Caillouet, 41, Niceville, painter Evelina Applewhite, 69, Crestview, retiredHave you or anyone you know signed up for health insurance on the federal website healthcare.gov under the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare?”Leonard Bowman, 49, Niceville, store department managerLocation: Oak Creek shopping center“My husband and my daughter – they both liked it.” Greg Daniels, 40, Bluewater Bay, mortgage originator “I have not, and I don t know anyone who has. I have gone to their website, but found it very confusing.” “I don t know anyone who has. I m not planning to. I m just going day by day right now.” “I don t know anyone who has. Most people I know already have their own insurance.” Joseph Jones, 51, Crestview, wastewater supervisorWhat should we ask next week? 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Although most people tend to take their mattresses for granted and pay little attention to them, mattresses are one of the most important items in anyones home. You spend a third of your life on your mattress,Ž said Mike Conner, owner of Mattress Outlet, one of Nicevilles newest businesses. The quality of your mattress affects your health and the overall quality of your life. If you have a sore back, other chronic pain, or difficulty sleeping, you probably have the wrong or worn out mattress. Choosing the right mattress depends on what kind of sleeper you are. For example, if you sleep on your side, you may need a softer mattress to reduce pressure points, which cause discomfort, tossing and turning. If you sleep on your back, choose a firmer mattress to provide support and help you breathe easily.Ž Conner, who has been in the mattress business for nine years, said the Niceville store is the fourth in the Mattress Outlet chain, with others in Destin and two in Pensacola. He said the main thing that attracts people to his stores is great beds for a great price.Ž One way Mattress Outlet keeps prices low, Conner said, is by offering irregularsŽ … mattresses with minor scratches or dents which make no difference to the comfort they provide, but lower the price dramatically. We offer famous name brands, often at 40 to 60% off the prices you would find in a normal retail location.Ž Another attraction of Mattress Outlet, said Conner, is rapid delivery. We have lots of mattresses in stock, and a 15,000 ft. warehouse in Pensacola,Ž he said. We can deliver within 24 hours.Ž Although the Niceville store is new, Conner said, Mattress Outlet is well-established and respected, and has won Best of the BayŽ business awards each of the past two years … something he plans to continue with the addition of the Niceville store. When shopping for a new mattress, said Conner, Comfort has a lot to do with it. Everybody is a little different, so you need to pick the mattress thats just right for you. After all, it will be the most used piece of furniture in your house, and will last you 10 years or more.Ž Another tip for a successful night sleep, said Conner, dont forget about your pillow. A pillow will account for 20% of your spinal alignment. So as you look for your next mattress, try out the different types and styles of pillows and feel the difference it will make. Mattress Outlet is located at 1075 E. John Sims Parkway, and can be reached by phone at 850279-4220 or you can visit our website at www.mattressoutletllc.com. 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NHS student wins ‘People’s Choice’ and donates $1,700 for Alaqua By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Sarah Silvani of Niceville High School recently raised $1,700 for the Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport. The money was raised as a result of Sarah competing in the Miss Niceville High School Pageant. As part of the competition, each contestant put a donation jar out in the school to raise money for their charity of choice and students, teachers and parents voted for their favorite contestant by placing money in that contestants’ jar. At the end of the competition, the contestant with the most money in their jar won the People’s Choice title as well as receiving the money from all the jars to donate to their favorite charity. Since Sarah had chosen Alaqua, she won a donation from all the jars that totaled $1,700. “I chose Alaqua because it’s a nokill shelter and that is very important to me,” said Sarah. “I have three dogs of my own and they are all rescue dogs.” Sarah lives in Mossy Head with her family on six acres and entertains the idea of getting a fourth dog, something the Alaqua volunteers assured her they could assist with. Sarah visited the refuge in person with her father March 19 to personally deliver the funds to Laurie Hood, founder of Alaqua. To maximize the donation, Sarah contributed the funds to Project ARC, a matching grant fund, that would double her contribution making it a total of $3,400. This will go towards the building of a new refuge property. Project Arc, the Alauqua Relocation Campaign, is the result of a donation of 85 acres of land to Alaqua for a new, expanded animal refuge. The land is located across from the Biophilia Center in Freeport. Alaqua presently sits on seven acres. All funds raised for Project ARC are being matched by a private donor and will be used to clear the new land and build a new refuge. Before leaving, Sarah filled out a volunteer application and committed to becoming a volunteer at the refuge. 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 aa y y , A A p p r r i i l l 2 2 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Who’s News 2014 State College Register & Pay by WEBSummer 2014SUMMER TERMClasses Start May 27, 2014 & June 23, 2014www.nwfsc.edu/schedule Enroll for Full Term: April 7, 2014 May 26, 2014Enroll for Mini Term: April 7, 2014 June 22, 2014See An Advisor Now! Niceville Campus Advising ( 850 ) 729-5234 Student Services Center ( SSC ) S S S S S S S U M M E R R E M M U S T R R T T E R M M R E T E n r r n E A p r i i pr A r o l l f o r F u l l l l u r F o l f l o r l 2 0 1 4 M a y ay 4M 1 0 2 7 l7 7 7 l T e r m : : m r e l T y 2 6 2 0 1 4 4 1 0 2 6 y2 A p r i i pr A E n r r n E A p r i l l i pr A S e e e e S l 7 2 0 1 4 M a y ay 4 M 1 0 2 7, l 7 7, r o l l f o r M i n i i n i rM o lf l o r l 2 0 1 4 J u n e e 4 Jun 1 0 2 7 7, 7 7, 7 e A n A d v i s o o s i v d n A e A y 2 6 2 0 1 4 4 1 0 2 6 y 2 i T e r m : : m r e iT e 2 2 2 0 1 4 4 1 0 2 2 e 2 o r N o w ! w o r N o N r r i c e ce i N S t u d e e ud t S e v i l l e C a m p u s s u p am e C l l i v e ( ( 8 5 0 0 85 ) ) 7 2 9 5 2 2 5 9 72 n t S e v i r c e s C e e s C ce i v r e t S n d v i s i n g g n i s i v d A A 2 3 4 4 3 2 e n t e r r e t n e ( ( S S C SC S ) ) r r Scout volunteers laudedScout volunteers Mark Harris, left, and Adrian Banegas received the 2013 District Award of Merit from the Choctawhatchee District of the Gulf Coast Council of the Boy Scouts of America for their outstanding service to the organization. For more information on Scouting go to gulfcoastcouncil.org. Rocky students learn to dissectRocky Bayou Christian School teacher Evbet Dewitt had her fifth graders dissecting frogs out in the sun before the spring break. Pictured from left, Victoria Denbow, Maggie Wollard and Grace Ann Matolla give their lesson complete focus. Brandon Simpson of Niceville has become a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Florida State University. *** Nicholas Harvey graduated from Florida State University last December with a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with a minor in History and is a graduate of Niceville High School and Northwest Florida State College. Harvey plans on entering missions field with Chi Alpha Student Ministry at Florida State University. *** Brockton Higgins was part of The Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Forensics Team that finished in first place overall in debate at the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) State Championship Tournament held Feb. 6-8 in Jacksonville. Brandon Simpson Nicholas Harvey Brockton Higgins Sarah Silvani was chosen as the People s Choice in the Miss Niceville High School pageant, raising $1,700 from the competition for Alaqua Animal Refuge, her charity of choice. Pictured at left with the Alaqua founder Laurie Hood, Sarah chose to donate the money to a matching grant program making the total donation $3,400.

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For m ore infor m ation, call Okaloo s a County E m ergency Manage m ent Divi s ion at Public Safety, 651-7150 or vi s it BeReadyFlorida.org today for additional infor m ation and to regi s ter. Second Wednesday Breakfast Join the Cha mber for the April Second Wedne s day Breakfa s t, April 9 at 7:30 a. m at the Niceville Co mm unity Center, s pon s ored by T he Northwe s t Florida Daily New s Breakfa s t i s $5 ca s h per per s on, or m e m ber s can purcha s e a $45 punch card valid through Dece m ber 2014. For m ore infor m ation, contact the Cha m ber at 67 8 -2323. Garden club meets T he Bluewater Bay Garden Club will m eet on April 10 at the Bluewater Bay Clubhou s e on Bluewater Boulevard at 9 a. m for s ocial ti m e, m eeting s tarting at 9:30. Gue s t s peaker s will be Matthew Newton and T ri s tan Harren s tein s peaking on “Native A m erican Pre s ence and Significance in Florida.” Gue s t s are welco m e, for inform ation, call Karen Willia ms at 8 975560. Motorcycle rodeo T he E m erald Coa s t Motorcycle Challenge Rodeo and Skill s T raining i s s cheduled for April 10-12 at T he Boardwalk parking lot on Okaloo s a I s land. Ho s ted by the E m erald Coat Blue Knight s FL XXV, the Rodeo feature s variou s m otorcycle challenge s that te s t a rider’ s s kill and ability. Motorcycle s m u s t be in a s equipped fro m the factory and at lea s t 1000cc. April 10 will be a practice day with the co m petition taking place April 11-12. T he regi s tration fee i s $45 per co m petitor with proceed s benefitting the E m erald Coa s t Children’ s Advocacy Center. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithNew music label in Niceville signs musiciansApple Row Records, a new music label in Niceville owned by Dr. Polla Cunningham and Kate Hart, both of Niceville, just signed two new artists. Niceville High School sophomore Amber Fling, 17, and Northwest Florida State College student Mike Oceans, 19, will be releasing their first singles this summer. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Youth soccer league Regi s ter now until April 12 for Youth Indoor Soccer League for age s 4 through fourth grade. Co s t i s $ 8 5 a player. Vi s it nicevilleu m c.org/recreation to regi s ter. Practice s being in May and ga m e s are played in June and July. Cobia tourney T he Bluewater Bay Marina will be ho s ting it s 19th annual Cobia T ourna m ent. T he tourna m ent run s fro m April 1–30. T here will be a S m all Boat Divi s ion (29 feet and under) and an Open Divi s ion (30 feet and above). T ourna m ent payout i s 50/30/20. Spon s or s hip s are available. For m ore infor m ation and for a regi s tration for m plea s e call Bluewater Bay Marina at 8 97-2 8 21 or vi s it bluewaterbay m arina.co m Open mic poetry night Celebrate National Poetry Month in April with fellow poet sApril 2 at “Say the Word,” an open m ic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, at 7 p. m T he event i s free of charge and all are welco m e to take the m ic. Each perfor m er s hould plan to s hare about 2-3 piece s Jail Ministry Banquet T he Good New s Jail and Pri s on Mini s try Annual Fundrai s ing Banquet will be held T hur s day April 3 at 6 p. m at the Niceville United Methodi s t Church Co mm unity Life Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. T he Banquet i s open to the public. For ticket s and infor m ation on how you or your church can s pon s or a table at the Banquet to keep the Chaplain "behind the bar s ", contact Chuck T urk at 67 8 -5 8 27 or Chaplain John Lennon at 974-0301. Early release movie T he Valparai s o Co mm unity Library would like to invite fa m ilie s to our next Early Relea s e Movie on April 3. We will be s howing “Frozen,” rated PG, with two s howing s : a regular showing at 1 p. m and a co s tu m ed s ing along s howing at 3:40 p. m Popcorn will be s erved. For m ore infor m ation, call 729-5406. Birding optics Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be having their m onthly m eeting April 3 at 6:30 p. m with a pre s entation by Walt Spence on “Optic s for Birding,” a di s cu ss ion on binocular s and s potting s cope s T he m eeting will be held in Roo m 130 on the ground floor of the Student Service s Center at the Niceville ca m pu s of Northwe s t Florida State College, and will begin with s ocializing and light refre s h m ent s T he m eeting i s free and open to the intere s ted public. For m ore infor m ation, call Walt Spence at 5 8 2-7064. Jazz recital T here will be a gue s t arti st recital by Scott Jarrett in the T yler Recital Hall, Mattie Kelly Art s Center, Niceville, on April 3 at 7:30 p. m T he piano, guitar and vocal jazz perfor m ance will be free of charge. Donation s welco m e. Star gazing Hender s on Beach State Park will ho s t a s tar gazing progra m April 4 fro m 4-10 p. m Volunteer s fro m the Northwe s t Florida A s trono m y A ss ociation will s et up s everal teles cope s for public viewing of s tar clu s ter s planet s and galaxie s and an s wer que s tion s about the night s ky. Prior to s un s et, tele s cope s will be equipped for s afe viewing of the s un. All age s invited, park will clo s e at s un s et. Plea se arrive prior to s un s et. Event weather per m itting. Chamber Singers in concert Okaloo s a Cha m ber Singer s will perfor m "An Evening for Song and Singer s Friday evening, April 4 at 7:30 p. m at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1407 E. John Si ms Parkway, Niceville. T he evening will feature gue s t arti s t Kathryn Bowden, coloratura s oprano, who will highlight her perfor m ance with the Queen of the Night aria fro m Mozart' s T he Magic Flute.” Okaloo s a Cha m ber Singer s concert s are free and open to the public, with a s ugge s ted donation of $10. For further infor m ation contact Dr. Overturf at 6 8 2-9651 or m arilyno@cox.net. Fundraiser fun T he Republican Wo m en of Okaloo s a Federated will be ho s ting “Spring Magic,” a fundrai s er for their s cholar s hip fund to be held on Friday, April 4 fro m 3-5 p. m Flower s gift s and jewelry, provided by Alyce’s Flori s t, will be for s ale. In addition, there will be a patriotic wreath raffle. Appetizer s and wine will be provided. T icket s are $10 and can be purcha s ed at the RWOF April 2 m eeting or by calling 651-3511. For m ore infor m ation vi s it rwof.org. Artist reception An opening reception and award s cere m ony to celebrate the s tudent arti s t s for the 2014 Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition and NWFSC Faculty Exhibition will be held Friday, April 4, fro m 5 to 7 p. m in the Mattie Kelly Art s Center Gallerie s Niceville. T he Arnie Hart Juried Student and NWFSC Faculty Exhibition s will re m ain on di s play through May 2. T he opening reception and exhibition s are both free of charge and open to the public. History weekend Make hi s tory part of your future with “Ho m e School Friday s ” and “Hand s -On Hi s tory Saturday s ,” a m onthly progra m ba s ed on the Florida core s tandard s for education for children age s 5-12 at the Heritage Mu s eu m of Northwe st Florida, Valparai s o April’ s progra m will be “Be a Curator!” on April 4 and 5 fro m 10 a. m to 12 p. m $7 per child or $5 for m u s eu m fa m ily m e m ber s Special deal for new fa m ily m e m ber s Group s welco m e, s pace i s li m ited s o plea s e pre-regi s ter at 67 8 -2615. Give blood Give blood on Saturday, April 5, at Walgreen s 45 8 2 E. Hwy. 20, Niceville fro m 11 a. m .-4 p. m All donor s will receive a $10 Walgreen s voucher. Golf tourney T he 14U High Inten s ity Girl s Fa s t Pitch Softball tea m will be conducting their inaugural golf tournam ent and s ilent auction with s uperior prize s on April 5 at the Eglin Golf Cours e. For m at will be a 4m an Be s t Ball s cra m ble with a 9 a. m s tart. Co s t i s $75 per per s on or $300 per tea m Contact Richard Byrd 517-5499 to s ign up or for m ore infor m ation. Glowing performance Northwe s t Florida Ballet pre s ent s Lightwire T heater in “Lightwire: T he Show” one night only on April 5 at 7:30 p. m at the Mattie Kelly Art s Center, Niceville. Call 664-77 8 7 for ticket s Adult s $2 8 $14 for children 12 and under. Scout-o-rama T he public i s invited to attend the annual "Scout-O-Ra m a" being held at Uptown Station, Fort Walton Beach on April 5 fro m 10 a. m .-4 p. m Ad m i ss ion i s free but there i s a no m inal fee for the inflatable attraction s T he "Cro ss ing Over Cere m ony," where the Cub Scout s cro ss over to their new Boy Scout troop s will be at 2:30 p. m For infor m ation on joining a local Boy Scout unit vi s it u s at gulfcoa s tcouncil.org. Fun run T he Niceville Exchange Club will hold it s 15th annual Prevention of Child Abu s e 5K Run/Walk and 10 and Under Kid s Fun Run on April 5 at the Niceville Children’ s Park. Proceed s will benefit the Children’ s Advocacy Center. Entry fee i s $23 and $6 for the 10 and under fun run. Check s s hould be payable to the Niceville Exchange Club, P.O. Box 342 Niceville 325 88 Race day regi s tration and package pickup at the Children’ s Park s tarting at 6:307:45 a. m day of race. For infor m ation and regi s tration for ms contact Dorothy Miller 67 8 -49 8 4. Bible simulcast T here will be a Bible teaching s i m ulca s t Saturday, April 5 with Bible teacher and be s ts elling author Pri s cilla Shirer called T he Word, Clo s er to Ho m e" at Niceville United Methodis t Church, 214 Partin Dr. South in Niceville. Door s will open at 8 a. m ., with the s i m ulca s t s tarting at 8 :45 a. m .4:30 p. m A love offering will be accepted. T o regi s ter, vi s it nicevilleu m c.org/wo m en. Arts fest Bluewater Bay Marina Co m plex, 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, will be having the s econd annual Bluewater Bay Marina Cultural Art s Fe s tival Saturday, April 5 fro m 11 a. m .-6 p. m For m ore infor m ation plea s e vi s it bluewaterbay m arina.co m or contact Colleen Hinely cehinelyphotography@earthlink.net. Birding retreat Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will have their annual retreat April 5-6 at St. George’ s I s land, Sport sm an’ s Lodge, 99 N Bay s hore Drive, Ea s tpoint. Call 8 50-6708 423 for re s ervation s Meet on veranda of Roo m 12 at 5 p. m on Friday for planning and convivial beverage s For que s tion s call Margaret Benner at 67 8 -6665. Give blood Give blood on Sunday, April 6, at Chri s t Our Redee m er Church, 102 8 White Point Road, fro m 8 a. m .-1 p. m All donor s will receive a ts hirt. Piano recital Choctaw Bay Mu s ic Club will pre s ent the 23rd annual Duo-Piano Recital on Sunday, April 6 at 3 p. m at T yler Recital Hall, Northwe s t Florida State College in Niceville with a reception following. Choctaw Bay Mu s ic Club i s affiliated with the Florida Federation of Mu s ic Club s and the National Federation Mu s ic Club. Mac Users meet T he April m eeting of the Mac U s er s Group will be held on Monday, April 7 at 6:30 p. m at the Northwe s t Florida State College, Student Service s Building, Roo m 132. For m ore infor m ation, vi s it FWBMug.co m or contact Jean Dutton at 8 62-3327 or jeancdutton@ mac.co m Give blood Give blood on Monday, April 7, at Walgreen s 45 8 2 E. Hwy. 20, Niceville fro m 1-6 p. m All donor s will receive a $10 Walgreen s voucher. Linux group starts Linux u s er and advocate, T o m Browder, ha s s tarted the “Northwe s t Linux U s er Group” to educate the public on choo s ing, obtaining, in s talling, and u s ing a s uitable GNU/Linux di s tribution. T he group will m eet the fir s t Monday of every m onth, fro m 4-6 p. m ., in Roo m 400 of the Niceville United Methodi s t Church, 214 Partin Drive South. T he initial m eeting will be held on Monday, April 7. T ho s e planning to attend s hould e m ail T o m at to m .browder@g m ail.co m Vi s it at nwflug.org for m ore infor mation. Social media workshop T he Niceville Valparai s o Cha m ber of Co mm erce ha s partnered with the Co s ta Leader s hip In s titute to offer “Social Media for Your Bu s ine ss ,” held on April 8 fro m 9 a. m .–12 p. m at the Co s ta Leader s hip In s titute, Northwe s t Florida State College. T he co s t of the s e m inar i s $60. Bu s ine ss e s and individual s do not have to be a Cha m ber m e m ber to s ign up for thi s s e m inar and future s e m inar s T o regi s ter for the s e m inar, or for Bible playLadies of the Niceville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints performed “Women of the Well,” a portrayal of the women in the life of Jesus directed by Valerie Bidstrup of Niceville and performed at their yearly conference. Pictured from left, Alissa Clifton, Rebecca Wendel, Amy Gouker, Heather Pitcher, Valerie Bidstrup, Mandy Asmus and Wanda Scharmen. Not pictured, Tammy Fleck. Gallery reception FridayThe public is invited to the opening reception and awards ceremony, a free event, to celebrate the student artists for the 2014 Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition and NWFSC Faculty Exhibition will be held Friday, April 4, from 5-7 p.m. in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, Niceville. The Arnie Hart Juried Student and NWFSC Faculty Exhibitions will remain on display through May 2. 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 C ALEN D AR Please see CALENDAR, page B-2 2010 Sea Eagle Foldcat 440 Tohatsu 6HP, less than 20 hours. Great for shallow water and rivers. $1800.00 850797-0327 Magee Industries, now hiring 6 full time employees. Year round employment-40 hours per week. Weekly pay with benefits. Apply in person at 9646 Highway 20 West, Freeport. WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT/TECH Part time warehouse assistant. Responsibilities-logging, labeling and stocking inventory. Keeping warehouse clean/organized. Chemical labels meeting OSHA regulations. Capable of lifting 50lbs. Learn to install equipment. Send resume to eborovski@ coinlaundryequip.com Freeport, FL NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! 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Beacon photo by Mike GriffithVoters took stock of three Okaloosa County Commission candidates March 26 during a forum in Fort Walton Beach. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent This years Okaloosa County election season got a start last week with a candidate forum for the District 2 and District 4 seats on the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners. Okaloosa County commissioners must each reside in one of the countys five districts and run for the seat representing their home district, but they are elected at large, meaning that all voters in Okaloosa County may vote for candidates for each of the five district seats, two of which are up for election this year. The primary election is Aug. 26. Since all the current commision candidates are Republicans, the primary will decide the election unless a non-Republican enters the race. The general election is Nov. 4. The March 26 forum, hosted by the Condo Alliance of Okaloosa Island and the Florida Panhandle Patriots, took place at the El Matador condominium on Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach. About 68 people attended the forum, where they had a chance to meet and hear from District 2 candidate Carolyn Ketchel and District 4 candidates Henry Kelley and Trey Goodwin. Incumbent commissioners Dave Parisot, of District 2, and Don Amunds, of District 4, did not attend, so the Beacon e-mailed them questions asked during the forum, offering them a chance to respond. Following the forum, a straw poll was The Okaloosa Gas District has approved an agreement to take over and operate the part of the natural-gas distribution network on Eglin Air Force Base that the utilty doesn't already own. A Memorandum of Agreement between Okaloosa Gas and the Air Force has been signed and delivered to Eglin for Air Force approval, according to gas district spokesman Eddie Springle. Based on the facts outlined in the agreement, the federal government, in an effort to privatize the natural gas system located on the Eglin Reservation, will aid in the facilitation that will assign ownership of the natural gas utility system to the Okaloosa Gas District, a self-governing agency of the state of Florida which is based in Valparaiso. After the final utility bill of sale is executed, Okaloosa Gas, which already owns much of the Eglin system, will assume responsibility of the complete natural gas distribution system within Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field, Duke Field, and the 7th Special Forces base as part of the base's utility privatization initiative, according to Okaloosa Gas. This will include the various housing projects maintained by the military or its contractors. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Okaloosa County is resurfacing 2.56 miles of streets in Bluewater Bay area and elsewhere in the Niceville area. The resurfacing projects approved this year for county streets in county commission District 5, which includes Bluewater Bay, Seminole, and parts of East Niceville, are: Midland Court between two points along Blue Pine Lane. Summit Court between two points along Blue Pine Lane. Ivy Avenue from 48th St. to the end of Ivy. Nassau Drive from Antiqua Way to Barbados Way. Blue Pine Lane from Meadow Brook Court to Range Road. Meadowbrook Court between two points along Blue Pine Lane. Kates Court from Meadowbrook Court to the end of Kates Court. Caribbean Way from Bluewater Boulevard to Providence Way. Antiqua Way from Bluewater Boulevard to T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, April 2, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Police Blotter, page A-4Thurs., 6 p.m. The Good News Jail and Prison Ministry annual fundraising banquet is open to the public at the Niceville United Methodist Church Community Life Center. Free, donations welcome. 678-5827. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Okaloosa Chamber Singers will perform An Evening for Song and Singers at St. Paul Lutheran Church Niceville. Free, with a suggested donation of $10. 682-9651. Sat. 9 a.m. The 14U High Intensity Girls Fast Pitch Softball team will be conducting their inaugural golf tournament and silent auction at the Eglin Golf Course. $75 per person or $300 per team. 5175499. Mon. 1-6 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be at Walgreens 4582 East Highway 20, Niceville. Donors will receive a $10 Walgreens voucher. Calendar B-3, B-2 COMINGUP Candidates woo voters Okaloosa County is resurfacing a number of streets in the Bluewater Bay area and unincorporated East Niceville.Beacon photo by Mike GriffithOkaloosa Gas moves to take over Eglin system 2.5 miles of streets being resurfaced in BWB, Niceville Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithTristan Popeye Sweeney, 4, recently enjoyed an afternoon of fishing with his grandfather, Warren Sweeney, on one of the ponds along 27th Street, Niceville. My daddy actually built this pond for John Bullock years ago, said Warren Sweeney. Pushed it out with a 'dozer.Fish stories Please see STREETS, page A-2The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Please see CANDIDATES, page A-5A 64-year-old Bluewater Bay man died in a traffic crash Sunday night when the motorcycle he was driving hit a truck on State Road 20 at Edgewater Drive, according to the Niceville Police Department. At about 8 p.m., the cycle, driven by Thomas Moore, was traveling east on State Road 20 in a marked and active construction zone, according to police. A dump truck, working at the construction zone, driven by Chris Everidge, was turning south from State Road 20 onto Edgewater when the motorcycle collided with the rear of the truck, police stated. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is being investigated by the Niceville Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact Staff Sgt. Joseph Kearnes at 7294030.Bluewater motorcyclist, 64, killed in crash with dump truck

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The resurfacing projects will include micro-surfacing in all but the Ivey Avenue project, for which the new surface will be an overlay of the existing surface. In correspondence with the Bay Beacon, some county public works officials discussed details of the projects. Microsurfacing and chip sealing are less-expensive alternatives to an asphalt overlay, said County Public Works Director John Hofstad. We use these technologies in various applications where the roadway is not suitable for, or does not require, an asphalt overlay. An example would be a coldmix asphalt road which is not suitable for an asphalt overlay, but can have its service life extended by a chip sealing renovation. Also, many of our asphalt roads do not require extensive reconstruction or a complete asphalt overlay, but may benefit from microsurfacing to extend their service life." "These are several of the technologies we employ to maximize the dollars we receive through the local option gas tax," Hofstad stated. Referring to a three-cent-pergallon increase in the county motor-fuels tax that took effect Jan. 1, Hofstad added: "The additional gas tax dollars that the county will be receiving will be used to broaden these types of programs, build new roads in the county, and purchase much needed replacement equipment used in the maintenance and upkeep of our county transportation network. County Road and Parks Division Manager William Clay Simmons explained how county funds are allocated for road resurfacing projects. In terms of dollars, Simmons said, our road resurfacing funding is broken down by the separate commissioner districts. Each district is held in a separate account." Simmons said the account breakdown for the current fiscal year is as follows: District 1: $99,207. District 2: $87,664. District 3: $99,823. District 4: $99,326. District 5: $99,371. All but about $4,000 of the District 5 total is projected to be spent in the Bluewater BayNiceville area, according to county figures. In general," Simmons said, "monies do not transfer from one commissioner district to another except under very unique circumstances. STREETSFrom page A-1Friday s storm causes damageA sudden storm Friday blew down power lines, temporarily trapping residents in a house on Florida Street, Niceville, (street scene above), and causing power outages. Another line was partially blown down at Palm Boulevard and John Sims Parkway, below, making it necessary for Niceville police to redirect traffic. Multiple trees were toppled throughout the area, including the one pictured at right on Rocky Bayou Drive, Niceville. No serious injuries were reported.Beacon photos by Angela Yuriko Smith and Stephen Kent 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 Lunchtime lecture All are invited to enjoy a free lunch-time lecture Friday, April 11 at 12 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, presented by Nathan Chesser, author of Creek by Blood. 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 a seat at 678-2615. Delicious good deeds The second annual Grab a Fork, Lend a Hand event, will be Saturday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Churchs Parish Life Center in Niceville. For more information call Catholic Charities at 737-0864. Yard sale extravaganza Saint Paul Lutheran Church will hold its Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza from 7 a.m. Noon Saturday, April 12 in the Church parking lot at 1407 E. John Sims Parkway in Niceville. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used for a Lutheran scholarship fund and various other charitable purposes throughout our community. For more information call the Church Office at 678-1298.

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Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) Monday attended Gov. Rick Scotts signing of House Bill 7015, the Florida GI Bill in Panama City. The legislation, unanimously passed by the House and Senate during the first two weeks of the 2014 legislative session that began March 4, establishes Florida as the top Welcome Home state by expanding education and career development opportunities for military service members, veterans and their families, according to Gaetz. The Florida GI Bill makes Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation and supports the brave men and women who protect us at home and abroad, said Gaetz. Through this bill, tens of thousands of active duty servicemen and women, military retirees and their families will see expanded education and employment options. Additionally, critical investments will be made to protect our military base missions and strengthen our National Guard Armories. The Florida GI Bill is a key component of the joint House and Senate Work Plan Florida 2014 agenda authored by Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel). To date three of the five Work Plan agenda items, including a nearly $400 million recurring reduction in vehicle registration fees and a comprehensive package of legislation to protect against sexual offenders have passed the Senate and House and been sent to Scott for signature. The governor is expected to sign these priorities into law later this week, according to Gaetz. The Florida GI Bill increases funding for the Educational Dollars for Duty (EDD) program to cover career certification and continuing education for maintaining licensure, provides for out-of-state student veterans to receive in-state tuition rates, and encourages military base commanders and the Commissioner of Education to work together to increase military-family student achievement. Specifically, $1.53 million in recurring funding is allocated towards the EDD program to expand education options for National Guard members to include industry certifications and continuing education to maintain license certifications. Preference in the distribution of funds is given to those National Guard members who have deployed on federal military orders. Textbook costs may be reimbursed after tuition has been paid for all eligible members in that year. The state Department of Military Affairs (DMA) will receive $250,000 in nonrecurring funds for IT upgrades associated with administering and auditing the EDD program. The GI Bill creates the Congressman C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program which directs state universities, state colleges, career centers, and technical centers to waive out-ofstate tuition fees for honorably discharged veterans. Tuition and fees charged to an out-of-state student veteran may not exceed the tuition and fees charged to a resident student. The bill provides legislative intent that the unique needs of military families be met and a framework be established to provide children of military families with a high-quality education. Military installation commanders are encouraged to work with the Commissioner of Education to increase military family student achievement, which may include the establishment of charter schools on military bases. The GI Bill expands the veterans preference for jobs in state, local and regional governmental entities, including the public education system, to all veterans, current members of the Reserves and the Florida National Guard, and the parents and spouses of service members who died in combat. The bill also establishes a permissive preference in private employment which allows businesses to establish hiring policies to give veterans and the spouses of disabled or deceased veterans preference. The bill exempts an active duty service members spouse and dependents with out-of-state driver licenses who reside with him or her from the requirement to obtain a Florida driver's license if the service members spouse begins employment in Florida or a dependent enrolls in a Florida public school. The bill also clarifies the spouse and dependent are eligible for an automatic extension without reexamination for a Florida driver license that expires while he or she is stationed outside of Florida. Additionally, the bill waives the initial licensing fees for 60 months for licenses obtained through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Department of Health (DOH) for honorably discharged veterans and their spouses. The GI Bill removes the oneyear residency requirement to allow veterans, who meet all other requirements for admission and are currently residents of the state, immediate access to vacancies in the state nursing homes. Reciprocity is provided to license health care practitioners in their respective fields if those applicants have received, or will receive, an honorable discharge from service in the U.S. Armed Forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, or the U.S. Public Health Service. The DOH application process for veteran and active military physicians applying for a temporary certificate for practice in underserved communities is streamlined. DOH must make a determination within ten days of receipt of the application. The bill adds experience with handling prescription drugs for the U.S. Armed Forces to the list of qualifying experiences to become a certified representative of a wholesale drug distributor.Gaetz lauds state GI Bill The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Th e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n Express1181 E. 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ArrestsOn March 11, Niceville police arrested Lorinzo Lee Tew III, 52, 403 31st St., Niceville, for one count of carrying a concealed weapon (firearm), four counts of possession of harmful new legend drug without prescription, and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. At about 11:10 p.m., a Niceville officer made a traffic stop on Tews vehicle after seeing it driving with no headlights. Instead of stopping, Tew continued across some grass, went over a curb, glanced off a trash dumpster, and finally came to a stop. Other officers arrived, and stated that an officer safety warning had been issued for someone who might be Tew. During a pat-down, officers discovered a small silver handgun in Tews pocket and a 5-inch knife worn in a sheath. Officers conducted an inventory of Tews vehicle, where they discovered a lockbox obtaining 318 800 mg Metaxalon pills (muscle relaxers). Tew did not have a concealed weapon carry permit or a prescription for the pills. He said he had forgotten that the gun was in his pocket. * On March 13, Niceville police arrested Jonathan Bakari Johnson, 19, a student, 6421 Sugar Creek Dr. S., Mobile, Ala., for one count of possession of marijuana over 20 grams. An officer observed Johnson driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone. While conducting a traffic stop, the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from Johnsons vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a blunt, (a type of marijuana cigarette) on the right side of the front passenger seat and a glass mason jar filled with two bags of marijuana in the duffel bag (belonging to Johnson) in the trunk of the vehicle. The blunt was later weighed at 1 gram and the marijuana from the mason jar was weighed at 48 grams. Johnson admitted that the blunt and the rest of the marijuana belonged to him. The suspected marijuana was later field tested and yielded a presumptive positive result for THC. * On March 17, Niceville police arrested Antonio Berand Gray, 26, a driver, 300-G Kazmira, Niceville, for one count of resisting without violence. Gray was the driver of a vehicle stopped for failure to use due care. After completing a DUI investigation on Gray, the arresting officer asked Gray if he had any more alcohol in the vehicle. Gray had already handed the officer an open glass pint of Bud Light from underneath the driver seat. Gray had been uncooperative throughout the traffic stop, and had been told to sit down multiple times. When the officer began asking Gray about more alcohol being in the vehicle, Gray walked toward the passenger truck door, which was open. Gray began telling the officer he was going to shut the door and lock the truck and go home. Gray was told to stop and go back to the sidewalk and sit down. Gray continued toward the open door of the truck while the officer was telling him to stop. Gray got near the door, and the officer grabbed him and placed him in handcuffs. * On March 20 Rebecca Christine Pike, 18, of 1411B 29th St., Niceville, was arrested in Miramar Beach for liquor possession by a person under 21 years of age, first offense. She was booked at the Walton County jail and released on $250 bond 10 minutes later. * At about 2:12 p.m., March 20, a Walton County deputy in Miramar Beach arrested MickDoohan Kaliski, 18, 4296 Ida Coon Circle, Niceville, for one count of liquor possession by a person under 21 years of age, first offense. The officer observed Kaliski in possession of a Sprite can which by Kaliskis admission contained Four Loco, an alcoholic beverage. * On March 22, Valparaiso police arrested Joshua Allen Brown, 21, unemployed, of 327 Washington Ave., Valparaiso, for three counts of burglary to an unoccupied conveyance, one count of grand theft, one count of vehicle theft, and two counts of theft in a string of car burglaries in Hidden Cove. Brown allegedly entered an unlocked vehicle parked at a residence and took a pill bottle containing 13 diphenhydramine 25 mg and four lighters valued at approximately $5, and entered another unlocked vehicle next door where he stole two active duty military camouflage hats with rank bar stitched on the front, valued at approximately $40. He also entered a third vehicle nearby, where he took some clothing, running shoes, sunglasses, a GPS unit, some tools, a backpack, and some other items totaling in excess of $1,100 value. Also arrested was Austin Cole Adams, 18, unemployed, also of 327 Washington Ave., Valparaiso, on three counts of burglary to an unoccupied vehicle, one count of grand theft, and two counts of theft. Adams told police that after he and Brown got back to their residence, he went to sleep, but when Adams awoke, Brown told him that he had gone back and taken one of the victims vehicles. Adams said that Brown told him he threw the vehicle keys in the yard, where they were subsequently found. The vehicle was driven approximately 123 miles. * On March 24, Valparaiso police arrested Bobby Patrick Culver, 42, self-employed, of 311 Glen Ave., Valparaiso, for one count of battery (DOMV), one count of assault, and one count of disorderly intoxication, five weeks after Culver was shot in the abdomen by a neighbor whom Culver had attacked after Culver had assaulted his own wife. 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 Mar. 24, 2014 through Mar. 30, 2014. 0 Structure Fire18 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire1 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms3 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time Hudson Cir..................................Cancelled.................................3/24/14..................08:39 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical....................................3/24/14..................09:33 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical....................................3/24/14..................15:50 Redman Ct..................................Medical....................................3/25/14..................13:51 Kildare Cir....................................Smoke scare...........................3/25/14..................14:19 Judith Ave....................................Medical....................................3/26/14..................08:43 Reeves St....................................Medical....................................3/27/14..................12:53 E. John Sims Pky........................Medical....................................3/27/14..................13:16 Cadillac Ave................................Medical....................................3/27/14..................13:18 E. John Sims Pky........................Power line down.....................3/28/14..................11:25 Rocky Bayou Dr..........................Service call..............................3/28/14..................11:25 E. John Sims Pky........................Power line down.....................3/28/14..................11:32 Mayo St.......................................Power line down.....................3/28/14..................11:33 Florida St.....................................Brush fire.................................3/28/14..................11:51 Niceville Ave................................Service call..............................3/28/14..................11:51 S. Cedar Ave...............................Service call..............................3/28/14..................12:18 Davis Dr.......................................Medical....................................3/28/14..................16:53 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical....................................3/28/14..................07:28 Roberts Dr...................................Medical....................................3/29/14..................17:00 Kelly Rd.......................................Medical....................................3/29/14..................19:48 Valparaiso Blvd...........................Alarm activation.......................3/29/14..................19:54 SR 85 N.......................................Vehicle fire...............................3/29/14..................21:00 E. John Sims Pky........................Medical....................................3/29/14..................23:08 Niceville Ave................................Medical....................................3/30/14..................08:57 SR 85 N.......................................Medical....................................3/30/14..................09:39 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical....................................3/30/14..................11:52 E. John Sims Pky........................Medical....................................3/30/14..................12:44 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical....................................3/30/14..................13:09 Bayshore Dr................................Medical....................................3/30/14..................14:00 E John Sims Pky.........................Vehicle extrication...................3/30/14..................20:58 Weekly Safety Tip: Keep candles at least one foot away from anything that can burn and put them out when you leave the room or go to sleep. Never leave lit candles unattended around children. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from Mar. 24, 2014 through Mar. 30, 2014. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.....................................3/24/14..................21:57 Scenic Hwy. 98...........................Dispatched & cancelled..........3/25/14..................12:10 Kildare Cir....................................Dispatched & cancelled..........3/25/14..................14:24 Range Rd....................................Explosive/bomb removal........3/26/14..................14:44 Parkwood Cir...............................No incident found....................3/26/14..................16:28 E. Hwy. 20...................................Dispatched & cancelled..........3/26/14..................18:33 E. Hwy. 20...................................Outside rubbish fire.................3/26/14..................19:00 Merchants Way...........................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................03:11 Merchants Way...........................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................03:27 E. Hwy. 20...................................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................10:23 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................10:55 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................14:06 N. Lakeshore Dr..........................Vehicle accident......................3/27/14..................15:56 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.....................................3/27/14..................19:01 Legendary Dr...............................Dispatched & cancelled..........3/28/14..................12:12 Ida Coon Cir................................Smoke detector activation......3/28/14..................12:20 Barrington Ln...............................Wind storm..............................3/28/14..................12:47 Bluewater Blvd............................Service call..............................3/28/14..................13:11 Bluewater Blvd............................Service call..............................3/28/14..................13:12 Caribbean Way...........................Service call..............................3/28/14..................13:31 Meadowbrook Ct.........................Service call..............................3/28/14..................13:46 Midland Ct/Blue Pine..................Service call..............................3/28/14..................14:17 Cat Mar Rd..................................Assist invalid............................3/28/14..................15:49 Turnberry Pl.................................Medical.....................................3/29/14..................11:55 Ridgewood Way..........................Medical.....................................3/29/14..................14:33 Pine St.........................................Medical.....................................3/30/14..................03:12 E. Rosewood Way......................Medical.....................................3/30/14..................06:52 Cat Mar Rd..................................Medical.....................................3/30/14..................09:32 Samana Way...............................Alarm system activation..........3/30/14..................10:55 Napa Way....................................Medical.....................................3/30/14..................13:59 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical.....................................3/30/14..................14:20 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: 08/03/2012 VOP-Grand Theft and Uttering Forged Check Misdemeanor VOP-Worthless Checks Name: Jason Michael Oliver Sex: Male Race: Caucasian Age: 27 DOB: 02/13/1987 Height: 5ft 9in Weight: 160 lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Wanted As Of: 08/19/2013 Larceny and Burglary Name: Carlos Urbina-Suarez Sex: Male Race: Hispanic Age: 27 DOB: 04/09/1987 Height: 5ft 6in Weight: 150 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: BrownPage A-4 Wednesday, April 2, 2014 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in NicevilleLEE MULLIS, MD Over 25 Years Experience National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDThe Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office 15 Years Experience A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: CATARACTS DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville (850)678-5338930 N. 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conducted among those who attended, to see which candidates audience members would be most likely to vote for if the election were held immediately. Results of the straw poll were: District 2: Dave Parisot, 5; Carolyn Ketchel, 63; District 4: Don Amunds, 3; Trey Goodwin, 34; Henry Kelley, 31. Following some brief opening remarks, each of the candidates had an opportunity to respond to questions asked by members of the audience. In opening remarks, Ketchel said she is running for the county commission because she is frustrated and disappointed with the government we have in Okaloosa County. She said she is experienced in government affairs, having worked with President Ronald Reagan on a panel that helped refinance the U.S. Social Security system,. She said she has also worked closely with Florida State Senate President Don Gaetz and Dist. 1 Congressman Jeff Miller. Ketchel said she has lived in Okaloosa County for 27 years, where she has raised two sons and has worked as a medical social worker and a broadcaster on a Christian radio station. She heads the local chapter of Catholic Charities. Kelley said he has lived in Okaloosa County since 1969. A former executive with Walt Disney World and with Wyndham Resorts, Kelley is the part owner of a strawberry farm in the north part of the county, and has been active in economic development issues, to include helping to attract the new FAMU pharmacy college to Crestview, and helping to attract businesses to the county. Kelley said that if elected, he will bring his vision from the private sector to county government, and work to help promote what he called the countys four economic driversthe military, medical industry, farming, and tourism. Goodwin said he grew up in Okaloosa County, and is proud of our county, but not of its government. He is an attorney, and a former member of the Fort Walton Beach City Council. Goodwin said he opposes tax increases, and wants to bring common sense and conservative leadership to county government. He said he is concerned that county government tends to burden property owners for those not paying their way. Goodwin said, I think the best ideas come from citizens. If elected, I wont forget who the boss isyou. In his emailed response, Parisot began by explaining his absence from last Wednesdays forum, and criticized the forums organizers. Just got back from Tallahassee yesterday afternoon, he wrote, from representing Okaloosa County at a Gulf Consortium (RESTORE) meeting, meeting with a Governor's staff representative and local legislators, and participating in Legislative Day on Thursday. I had informed (the forum organizers) of my inability to attend over six weeks ago, and I informed the Panhandle Patriots Tea Party organization on Feb. 19 via email. Questions asked by audience members during the forum, and responses from candidates, included: What will you do to attract quality businesses to Okaloosa County? Goodwin said that commissioners and others should not compete among themselves, such as between North and South regions of the county, for new business. He said he will revise Okaloosa Countys tax incentive program, to include a grace period from paying county taxes for new businesses. Ketchel said she will emphasize improving county infrastructure, such as roads, Interstate 10, and railroad access. She said she would not increase property taxes, as these tend to hurt small businesses. Kelley said he has already helped attract business to Okaloosa County by helping to recruit the FAMU pharmacy college. He said he has also worked with the Economic Development Council to recruit new businesses for the county, with emphasis on attracting high-tech/high pay industries. In his e-mailed response, Parisot wrote: I have been actively involved with the Economic Development Council and Chambers of Commerce in economic development. We also have approved an RFP for the Phase III analysis of the Gulf Power Industrial Park Certification Program. I also support the renewal of the ad valorem property tax incentive program. This issue will be on the Aug. 26 ballot for the people to vote on." Amunds, in his e-mailed reply, wrote: Continue to do tax abatements and to possibly share the dark fiber in the county's network to businesses as incentive to relocate here. What will you do to improve the Florida Retirement System (FRS), and Okaloosa Countys state-mandated contributions to it? Kelley said that recent scandals in Okaloosa County, such as the county commissions failure to prevent or detect thefts from the Tourist Development Council (TDC) by its former executive director, seriously harmed Okaloosa Countys ability to work effectively with the Florida Legislature. He said that the county should emphasize spending cuts rather than tax hikes in order to pay for state-mandated spending, such as for the FRS. Ketchel said that there are always federal and state mandates imposed on counties, but that does not mean that counties must raise taxes. She said her experience running Catholic Charities has taught her how to manage a budget carefully. I know what its like to count the copy paper, she said. Goodwin also criticized the county commission for raising taxes to help pay for last years $1.8 million FRS mandate. He said the county is swollen with human resources, and that some county employees have approached him saying that Okaloosa County has too many layers of supervision, which can be cut without harming the effectiveness of county departments. He also criticized the county commission for approving $2 million extra in pay increases, on your back. Parisot wrote: The 'rule-making' and rate structure for FRS lies entirely with the State Legislature with the Governor's approval. However, I would support the FRS going to a "defined contribution" program (similar to a 401K) for new employees." Amunds wrote: The Florida Retirement System is governed by the state not the individual counties. How will you improve the county commissions oversight of spending and toll increases by the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority? Goodwin said he is willing to look into the issue, and do a close examination of other parts of the county budget, including enterprise funds such as the water and sewer department. He said all parts of county spending should be scrutinized. Ketchel said that infrastructure is a problem throughout Okaloosa County. She said that one third of the countys population now lives north of the Shoal River, where lengthy traffic jams often take place during busy periods. She also said that U.S. Highway 98 in the south county has become dangerously accident prone, and that a decision must soon be made as to how and where to build a new bridge over Santa Rosa Sound. She said a severe hurricane could trap many people in low-lying areas if county roads are not adequate for evacuation. Ill get to the bottom of it, she said. Kelley said that if elected he will ask the heads of all county departments and agencies, including the state-appointed Mid-Bay Bridge Authority, to give the county commission monthly briefings on their budgets and spending, and to explain how they conduct their business on a monthly basis. Parisot wrote: The spending and toll rates for the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority are under the control of the Florida Deptartment of Transportation and the MBBA Board of Directors. Amunds wrote: The Board of County Commissioners have no oversight of operations or tolls of the Mid-Bay Bridge. What will you cut from the county budget? Kelley said that Okaloosa Countys current economic development program spends hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that he would prefer to let the private sector run such programs. He criticized county government for just accepting whatever insurance companies charge for employee health and life insurance, and said that such policies should be more carefully negotiated by the county. Ketchel said, We can find places to cut without laying off county employees, whom she praised for doing tough jobs, often under difficult conditions. She said she would look for waste in other areas of county government, adding, we can make changes. Goodwin said he would have voted no on spending $1.5 million on new county buses. When he sees such buses go by, he said, I often see only one or two heads in the windows. He criticized the county commission for raising property taxes without cutting a single job from county departments. In fact, he said, the county has added positions to some departments. Parisot wrote: If we had a choice, I would cut the costs of unfunded mandates from the county budget and give this money back to county taxpayers through reduced property taxes. Amunds wrote: As county commissioner I have continued to cut the budget every year and have voted no to all tax increases, even lowering the millage two years in a row. What will you do to control the cost of county employee health insurance? Ketchel replied that her experience as a medical social worker will help her to tackle this issue. She said she will do whatever it takes to balance the budget, and that she is utterly frustrated with excessive spending by county, state and federal governments. She said the solution is to elect new leaders at every level. Kelley said it is difficult to plan for insurance costs when, No one knows what will be legal under Obamacare tomorrow or next week. He said Okaloosa County should not overspend on insurance, and that he takes the issue very seriously. He said that regarding county spending, he will emphasize public safety and infrastructure, while looking for cuts in less important areas. Goodwin said that insurance is very important to county employees. However, he said, he does not favor keeping Okaloosa Countys current Cadillac health policy, if it means having to pay fines to the federal government under provisions of the new health care law which penalize employers who provide more health insurance than the federal government approves of. Goodwin said he will look at alternatives such as health savings accounts and patient-managed health care programs for county employees. Parisot wrote: Since changing the county's health insurance consultant, we have instituted a wellness program which has had positive impacts in reducing claims by employees. As a result, the county has received rebates of over $3 million on health insurance premiums as well as a 10% reduction in our premiums for the current FY 2014. Amunds wrote: We need to continue to compare benefits and costs for more economical health plans each budget year. How should Okaloosa County spend whatever money it receives from the BP oil spill settlement? Kelley said the county will have to choose between spending the money on many small projects or on a few large projects likely to have a big impact, such as transportation. He said he would like to do a sand tracer study of how sand drifts and accumulates around local beaches and the Destin pass. He said that sometimes great changes can come through small changes, such as improving a run-down neighborhood by fixing broken windows. Goodwin said that Okaloosa County should use such money to shore up its reserves. He said it is important for the county to save money for special events such as preparation and recovery from hurricanes. He also said that some of the BP money should be used to improve local roads, and to address water quality issues. He warned that the county should not spend BP funds on any projects that would start continuous funding obligations. Ketchel told the audience, Id ask what you want to do with it. She also said she will improve the countys storm water runoff control, to include fixing some sewer pipes that are now collapsing throughout the county. She said she will also try to draw upon the technical expertise available among military residents, and will form citizen task forces to help determine how such money should be spent. She said the BP settlement offers Okaloosa County a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve its infrastructure. Parisot wrote: The county commission "has established the Okaloosa RESTORE Advisory Committee (ORAC) composed of 11 county citizens to help draft our Multi-Y ear Implementation Plan, part of which is to take in project proposals, evaluate the projects, and make recommendations" to the county commission. Amunds wrote: The BP oil spill settlement should be spent on economic enhancement for job creation and growth. It should also be spent on any environmental impact issues that could strengthen our ecosystem and our water quality. Neither of the absent incumbents seemed concerned about their apparently poor showing in the straw poll. Straw polls are useless, wrote Amunds, since everyone brings their own support with them, especially if they are told about it. Parisot expressed a similar view. Straw polls at candidate forums are pretty meaningless he wrote, as most candidates will bring an 'entourage' of their supporters to fill the audience and 'cheer them on'. I would expect very few votes to be cast at such a gathering for a candidate who was unable to attend due to prior job commitments. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, April 2, 2014 Page A-5 GREAT BURGERS, DOGS, AND MOREWe could have fancy packaging and signs, but we elect to put the money in quality product and keep the prices low for our customersLocally Owned & Operated DriveThru or Walk In Today! 1067 John Sims Pkwy. (Across from Helen Back Pizza) COME TO COME TO CANDIDATESFrom page A-1 Don Amunds Henry Kelley Carolyn Ketchel Trey Goodwin Dave Parisot

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-6 Wednesday, April 2, 2014 BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS High Intensity wins March Madness10U-2003 High Intensity team won the March Madness tournament in Mobile, Ala. on March 8. They went undefeated and only gave up five runs in four total games. Pictured, in front row, team members Riley Gibson, Haylee Hayes, Morgan Childress and Makenzee Ely.Back row, Ella Randall, Miranda Treadway, Brooke Lesher, Rachel Hester, Melaina Bryant and Kaylee McIver. Traveling Eagles 9U win divisionTraveling Eagles 9U Maroon are the division champions of the King of The Diamond Tournament held in Milton on March 15-16.Pictured, front row, Christian Sweat, Ayden Morales, Aiden Garrity, Camden Chambers, JT Lupella and Jake Hill.In middle row, Cooper Mee, Aaron Jenkins, Braden Holcomb, Brody Bankston, Raiden LaFortune and Connor Folley.In back row, Coach Marcus Chambers, Coach Trevin Eubanks and Coach and Manager Randy Eubanks. Volleyball wins Hall of Fame tourneyThe U18 Prostyle volleyball team recently won the Hall of Fame tournament in Pensacola. Pictured, front row, Sierra Burris and Sami Mims. In back row, Sammie Williams, Heather Young, Erin Batcho, Kayla Henrie, Marley Peters, Ashley Hagood and Coach JM Plummer. The team members are from Bay, Choctaw and Niceville High schools. Beacon photo by Dave ShelikoffEagle runners compete in PensacolaFlorida and Alabama sent 21 high school track and field teams to Pensacola to compete in the FCA and Justin Gatlin Panhandle Championships March 29. Niceville High School girls won 2nd place overall while the boys won 10th place overall. Pictured, Jack Massey, Tripp Davis, Tristan Hammer and Caden Ewing took second place in the 4x800 relay race with a time of 8:18.13. The Eagle s next meet will be in Mobile, Ala. April 4-5 at the Mobile Challenge of Champions. Niceville softball beats PaceNiceville High School girls softball beat Pace 10-0 in a home game March 27. Pictured, Aja Brechtel on the pitcher s mound. The team will be in Kissimmee April 4-5 for the Kissimmee Classic.Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson SPONSORED BY WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER SARA COMANDER & WALTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. DO NOT BRING: POISONS, PESTICIDES, PAINTS, THINNERS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLES. Community Clean Up DaySaturday, April 12, 2014At the Choctaw Beach Park On State Road 20 In the Choctaw Beach Community From 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM

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On Saturday, Feb. 16, Culver and his wife returned home from a night out and entered into a verbal argument, and he attacked her. She fled to a nearby home, where she sought help. Culver threatened and charged the neighbor in whose house his wife had taken refuge. The neighbor, who was on his front porch, reported that Culver charged him multiple times, creating a "well-founded fear" that violence was imminent and that Culver would cause him great bodily harm. The neighbor defended himself by pulling a 9 mm handgun from his jacket and discharged one round into Culver's torso. Culver fell to the ground. Culver was hospitalized, eventually released from the hospital, and is recovering from his wound, according to police. After questioning by police, the neighbor was released, and no charges were filed against him.Other incidentsOn March 14, an Okaloosa deputy responded to an address on Wright Circle in Niceville, regarding a grand theft. A victim reported that two packages that had been delivered by FedEx, and left on the victims porch, had apparently been stolen while the victim was not at home. The stolen items included a car stereo valued at $257.95 and some headrest LCD monitors valued at $205.89. * On March 14, a Walton County deputy responded to an address on Darrell Court, in reference to a credit card fraud. A victim stated that unknown persons had made an unauthorized online charge to her Wells Fargo card. The unauthorized purchase was made at a company in California, and the amount charged to the card was $375.99. The card account has since been canceled and the credit card company has assumed the loss. * On March 19, Niceville police responded to an address on Reeves Street, where a complainant said that someone had thrown a brick through a window. * On March 21, a Niceville officer responded to St. Paul Lutheran Church on John Sims Parkway in Niceville, in reference to a report of a stolen computer. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a witness who said someone had stolen the pastors Dell Laptop Inspiron 15 inch notebook valued at $798.99. The witness said the intruder had apparently also taken some ham and some juice from the kitchen. No signs of forced entry were observed at the church. * On March 21, a Niceville officer responded to an address on Bayshore Drive in regard to a reported theft. The victim told the officer that sometime around March 1 someone had stolen some items from his back yard. The items were 400 feet of halfinch rope valued at $500, and six 12 x 24 bumper buoys valued at $50 each. The victim said he now keeps his other items locked in his garage. * On March 22, Valparaiso police responded to the East Gate Plaza parking lot in regard to a possible criminal mischief. Police observed that a motorcycle had apparently been knocked down and damaged by unknown persons. * On March 24, Niceville police responded to the Parkview subdivision in regard to some items that had apparently been stolen from a work trailer. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Page A-7 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith I have not, and no one that I know has either. I m thankful that my wife is Civil Service, so we haven t had to address that yet. Elijah Lambert, 20, Niceville, donation attendant No, and I don t know anyone who has. Everyone I know has a job, and already has insurance. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Although most people tend to take their mattresses for granted and pay little attention to them, mattresses are one of the most important items in anyones home. You spend a third of your life on your mattress, said Mike Conner, owner of Mattress Outlet, one of Nicevilles newest businesses. The quality of your mattress affects your health and the overall quality of your life. If you have a sore back, other chronic pain, or difficulty sleeping, you probably have the wrong or worn out mattress. Choosing the right mattress depends on what kind of sleeper you are. For example, if you sleep on your side, you may need a softer mattress to reduce pressure points, which cause discomfort, tossing and turning. If you sleep on your back, choose a firmer mattress to provide support and help you breathe easily. Conner, who has been in the mattress business for nine years, said the Niceville store is the fourth in the Mattress Outlet chain, with others in Destin and two in Pensacola. He said the main thing that attracts people to his stores is great beds for a great price. One way Mattress Outlet keeps prices low, Conner said, is by offering irregulars mattresses with minor scratches or dents which make no difference to the comfort they provide, but lower the price dramatically. We offer famous name brands, often at 40 to 60% off the prices you would find in a normal retail location. Another attraction of Mattress Outlet, said Conner, is rapid delivery. We have lots of mattresses in stock, and a 15,000 ft. warehouse in Pensacola, he said. We can deliver within 24 hours. Although the Niceville store is new, Conner said, Mattress Outlet is well-established and respected, and has won Best of the Bay business awards each of the past two years something he plans to continue with the addition of the Niceville store. When shopping for a new mattress, said Conner, Comfort has a lot to do with it. Everybody is a little different, so you need to pick the mattress thats just right for you. After all, it will be the most used piece of furniture in your house, and will last you 10 years or more. Another tip for a successful night sleep, said Conner, dont forget about your pillow. A pillow will account for 20% of your spinal alignment. So as you look for your next mattress, try out the different types and styles of pillows and feel the difference it will make. Mattress Outlet is located at 1075 E. John Sims Parkway, and can be reached by phone at 850279-4220 or you can visit our website at www.mattressoutletllc.com. 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NHS student wins Peoples Choice and donates $1,700 for Alaqua By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Sarah Silvani of Niceville High School recently raised $1,700 for the Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport. The money was raised as a result of Sarah competing in the Miss Niceville High School Pageant. As part of the competition, each contestant put a donation jar out in the school to raise money for their charity of choice and students, teachers and parents voted for their favorite contestant by placing money in that contestants jar. At the end of the competition, the contestant with the most money in their jar won the Peoples Choice title as well as receiving the money from all the jars to donate to their favorite charity. Since Sarah had chosen Alaqua, she won a donation from all the jars that totaled $1,700. I chose Alaqua because its a nokill shelter and that is very important to me, said Sarah. I have three dogs of my own and they are all rescue dogs. Sarah lives in Mossy Head with her family on six acres and entertains the idea of getting a fourth dog, something the Alaqua volunteers assured her they could assist with. Sarah visited the refuge in person with her father March 19 to personally deliver the funds to Laurie Hood, founder of Alaqua. To maximize the donation, Sarah contributed the funds to Project ARC, a matching grant fund, that would double her contribution making it a total of $3,400. This will go towards the building of a new refuge property. Project Arc, the Alauqua Relocation Campaign, is the result of a donation of 85 acres of land to Alaqua for a new, expanded animal refuge. The land is located across from the Biophilia Center in Freeport. Alaqua presently sits on seven acres. All funds raised for Project ARC are being matched by a private donor and will be used to clear the new land and build a new refuge. Before leaving, Sarah filled out a volunteer application and committed to becoming a volunteer at the refuge. 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 , A A p p r r i i l l 2 2 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Whos News 2014 State College Register & Pay by WEBSummer 2014SUMMER TERMClasses Start May 27, 2014 & June 23, 2014www.nwfsc.edu/schedule Enroll for Full Term: April 7, 2014 May 26, 2014Enroll for Mini Term: April 7, 2014 June 22, 2014See An Advisor Now! Niceville Campus Advising ( 850 ) 729-5234 Student Services Center ( SSC ) S S S S S S S U M M E R R E M M U S T R R T T E R M M R E T E n r r n E A p r i i pr A r o l l f o r F u l l l l u r F o l f l o r l 2 0 1 4 M a y ay 4M 1 0 2 7 l7 7 7 l T e r m : : m r e l T y 2 6 2 0 1 4 4 1 0 2 6 y2 A p r i i pr A E n r r n E A p r i l l i pr A S e e e e S l 7 2 0 1 4 M a y ay 4 M 1 0 2 7, l 7 7, r o l l f o r M i n i i n i rM o lf l o r l 2 0 1 4 J u n e e 4 Jun 1 0 2 7 7, 7 7, 7 e A n A d v i s o o s i v d n A e A y 2 6 2 0 1 4 4 1 0 2 6 y 2 i T e r m : : m r e iT e 2 2 2 0 1 4 4 1 0 2 2 e 2 o r N o w ! w o r N o N r r i c e ce i N S t u d e e ud t S e v i l l e C a m p u s s u p am e C l l i v e ( ( 8 5 0 0 85 ) ) 7 2 9 5 2 2 5 9 72 n t S e v i r c e s C e e s C ce i v r e t S n d v i s i n g g n i s i v d A A 2 3 4 4 3 2 e n t e r r e t n e ( ( S S C SC S ) ) r r Scout volunteers laudedScout volunteers Mark Harris, left, and Adrian Banegas received the 2013 District Award of Merit from the Choctawhatchee District of the Gulf Coast Council of the Boy Scouts of America for their outstanding service to the organization. For more information on Scouting go to gulfcoastcouncil.org. Rocky students learn to dissectRocky Bayou Christian School teacher Evbet Dewitt had her fifth graders dissecting frogs out in the sun before the spring break. Pictured from left, Victoria Denbow, Maggie Wollard and Grace Ann Matolla give their lesson complete focus. Brandon Simpson of Niceville has become a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Florida State University. *** Nicholas Harvey graduated from Florida State University last December with a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with a minor in History and is a graduate of Niceville High School and Northwest Florida State College. Harvey plans on entering missions field with Chi Alpha Student Ministry at Florida State University. *** Brockton Higgins was part of The Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Forensics Team that finished in first place overall in debate at the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) State Championship Tournament held Feb. 6-8 in Jacksonville. Brandon Simpson Nicholas Harvey Brockton Higgins Sarah Silvani was chosen as the People s Choice in the Miss Niceville High School pageant, raising $1,700 from the competition for Alaqua Animal Refuge, her charity of choice. Pictured at left with the Alaqua founder Laurie Hood, Sarah chose to donate the money to a matching grant program making the total donation $3,400.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, April 2, 2014 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 678-1298 WWW.STPAULNICEVILLE.COM 1407 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLESUNDAY SERVICES 8:30 a.m. Liturgical 10:30 a.m. Praise Nursery Care Provided SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES 9:30 a.m., Ages 3 Adults PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN Now Enrolling for 2014 St. Paul Preschool & Kindergarten VPK Provider LENTEN SERVICE Wed., Apr. 2, 7 p.m. First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm POINTING THE WAY TO JESUSwww.iacdestin.org 250 Indian Ba you Trail, Destin 850 837 6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Worship 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 12, both servicesKidzNetWednesday Nights from 6:00 8:00pm Ages 3 years 5th gradeYouth OutreachHang out ~ Engage ~ Worship ~ Grow! 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A TYPICAL DUST MITE DEFECATES ABOUT 20 TIMES PER DAY!Cost for King Size Mattress: Reg. $179Cleaning Service & Mattress Protector Included: Now $89www.areyousleepingwiththeenemy.com The "enviro care" mattress cleaning service and product package includes a hygienitech treatment, vapor steam treatment, bed bug detection monitors and a SafeResthypoallergenic mattress protector. BOOKKEEPINGFINANCES IN ORDER GETYOURCall me, Lovelyn Silva, today! (850)699-6111 lovelyn@silvalink.com From bookkeeping & business management to learning software and support, you'll get everything you need to succeed all at a great price.dTeach you the basics about do-it-yourself accounting or do it for you.dAccurately file your own taxes to get your biggest tax refund Quickbooks ProAdvisor dFlorida Notary Public m ore inform ation, pleas e contact the Cham ber at 678 -2323, events @nicevillecham ber.com or s ign up online at nicevillechamber.com. Be prepared Okaloosa County Public Safety will be hos ting the Make Mitigation Happen Workshop for homeowners to gain additional knowledge on how to prepare their ho m e for hurricane and other di s a s ters that threaten Florida re s idents T he works hop will be held April 9 at 5:30 p. m at the 911 Em ergency Operation s Center (EOC), located on the main campus of Northwest Florida State College. For m ore inform ation, call Okaloos a County Em ergency Managem ent Divis ion at Public Safety, 651-7150 or vi s it BeReadyFlorida.org today for additional information and to regi ster. Second Wednesday Breakfast Join the Cham ber for the April Second W ednes day Breakfas t, April 9 at 7:30 a.m at the Niceville Community Center, s pons ored by The Northwest Florida Daily New s. Breakfast is $5 cash per person, or m e m bers can purchas e a $45 punch card valid through Dece m ber 2014. For m ore inform ation, contact the Cham ber at 678 -2323. Garden club meets T he Bluewater Bay Garden Club will m eet on April 10 at the Bluewater Bay Clubhou s e on Bluewater Boulevard at 9 a. m for s ocial tim e, m eeting s tarting at 9:30. Gues t s peakers will be Matthew Newton and T ris tan Harrens tein s peaking on Native A m erican Pres ence and Significance in Florida. Gues t s are welcom e, for inform ation, call Karen Willia ms at 8 975560. Motorcycle rodeo T he Em erald Coas t Motorcycle Challenge Rodeo and Skill s T raining i s s cheduled for April 10-12 at T he Boardwalk parking lot on Okaloo s a I s land. Hos ted by the E m erald Coat Blue Knights FL XXV, the Rodeo features various m otorcycle challenge s that tes t a rider s s kill and ability. Motorcycles m u s t be in as equipped from the factory and at lea s t 1000cc. April 10 will be a practice day with the com petition taking place April 11-12. T he regis tration fee i s $45 per com petitor with proceed s benefitting the E m erald Coas t Children s Advocacy Center. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithNew music label in Niceville signs musiciansApple Row Records, a new music label in Niceville owned by Dr. Polla Cunningham and Kate Hart, both of Niceville, just signed two new artists. Niceville High School sophomore Amber Fling, 17, and Northwest Florida State College student Mike Oceans, 19, will be releasing their first singles this summer. For more information applerowrecords.com. CALENDARFrom page B-3

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Youth soccer league Register now until April 12 for Youth Indoor Soccer League for ages 4 through fourth grade. Co st is $ 8 5 a player. Vi s it nicevilleum c.org/recreation to register. Practice s being in May and gam e s are played in June and July. Cobia tourney T he Bluewater Bay Marina will be hosting its 19th annual Cobia T ournament. The tournament runs from April 1. T here will be a S m all Boat Divis ion (29 feet and under) and an Open Division (30 feet and above). T ournament payout is 50/30/20. Sponsorships are available. For m ore inform ation and for a regis tration for m pleas e call Bluewater Bay Marina at 897-2821 or visit bluewaterbaymarina.com. Open mic poetry night Celebrate National Poetry Month in April with fellow poet s April 2 at Say the Word, an open m ic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill, 714 Ho well Rd., Niceville, at 7 p. m. The event is free of charge and all are welco m e to take the m ic. Each perform er s hould plan to share about 2-3 pieces. Jail Ministry Banquet The Good News Jail and Prison Minis try Annual Fundrai s ing Banquet will be held T hurs day April 3 at 6 p. m at the Niceville United Methodis t Church Community Life Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The Banquet is open to the public. For ticket s and infor m ation on how you or your church can sponsor a table at the Banquet to keep the Chaplain "behind the bars", contact Chuck T urk at 678 -58 27 or Chaplain John Lennon at 974-0301. Early release movie T he Valparai s o Community Library would like to invite fa m ilies to our next Early Relea se Movie on April 3. We will be s howing Frozen, rated PG, with two showings: a regular s howing at 1 p.m. and a costumed sing along sho wing at 3:40 p.m Popcorn will be s erved. For m ore inform ation, call 729-5406. Birding optics Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be having their m onthly m eeting April 3 at 6:30 p. m with a pres entation by Walt Spence on Optics for Birding, a di scussion on binoculars and spotting scopes. T he m eeting will be held in Room 130 on the ground floor of the Student Service s Center at the Niceville cam pus of Northwes t Florida State College, and will begin with s ocializing and light refresh m ents. T he m eeting is free and open to the intere s ted public. For m ore inform ation, call Walt Spence at 582-7064. Jazz recital T here will be a gue s t artis t recital by Scott Jarrett in the T yler Recital Hall, Mattie K elly Arts Center, Niceville, on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. The piano, guitar and vocal jazz performance will be free of charge. Donations welcome. Star gazing Henderson Beach State Park will hos t a s tar gazing program April 4 from 4-10 p. m Volunteers fro m the Northwes t Florida A s tronom y A ssociation will set up several teles copes for public viewing of star clusters planets, and galaxie s and answer questions about the night s ky. Prior to sunset, telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the s un. All ages invited, park will close at sunset. Pleas e arrive prior to sunset. Ev ent weather per mitting. Chamber Singers in concert Okaloosa Chamber Singers will perform "An Evening for Song and Singers" Friday evening, April 4 at 7:30 p.m at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1407 E. John Si ms Parkway, Niceville. The evening will feature gues t artis t Kathryn Bowden, coloratura soprano, who will highlight her perfor m ance with the Queen of the Night aria fro m Mozart's The Magic Flute. Okaloosa Chamber Singers concerts are free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10. For further inform ation contact Dr. Overturf at 68 2-9651 or m arilyno@cox.net. Fundraiser fun T he Republican Wom en of Okaloosa Federated will be hosting Spring Magic, a fundrai ser for their scholarship fund to be held on Friday, April 4 fro m 3-5 p.m Flowers, gifts and jewelry, provided by Alyce s Florist, will be for s ale. In addition, there will be a patriotic wreath raf fle. Appetizer s and wine will be provided. T icket s are $10 and can be purchased at the RWOF April 2 meeting or by calling 651-3511. For m ore inform ation vis it rwof.org. Artist reception An opening reception and awards ceremony to celebrate the student artists for the 2014 Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition and NWFSC Faculty Exhibition will be held Friday, April 4, fro m 5 to 7 p.m in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, Niceville. T he Arnie Hart Juried Student and NWFSC Faculty Exhibition s will rem ain on di splay through May 2. The opening reception and exhibitions are both free of charge and open to the public. History weekend Make history part of your future with Hom e School Friday s and Hands-On History Saturdays, a m onthly program bas ed on the Florida core standards for education for children age s 5-12 at the Heritage Mus eum of Northwes t Florida, V alparai s o April s program will be Be a Curator! on April 4 and 5 fro m 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $7 per child or $5 for m u s eum fa m ily m e m bers Special deal for new fa m ily m e m bers. Groups welcome, space is lim ited s o pleas e pre-regis ter at 678-2615. Give blood Give blood on Saturday, April 5, at Walgreens, 4582 E. Hwy. 20, Niceville fro m 11 a.m .-4 p.m All donors will receive a $10 Walgreen s voucher. Golf tourney T he 14U High Inten sity Girls Fa s t Pitch Softball team will be conducting their inaugural golf tournam ent and silent auction with superior prizes on April 5 at the Eglin Golf Cour se. Form at will be a 4m an Best Ball scram ble with a 9 a.m. start. Cost is $75 per person or $300 per team. Contact Richard Byrd 517-5499 to sign up or for m ore inform ation. Glowing performance Northwest Florida Ballet pre s ents Lightwire T heater in Lightwire: The Show one night only on April 5 at 7:30 p. m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Call 664-7787 for ticket s. Adults $28, $14 for children 12 and under. Scout-o-rama T he public is invited to attend the annual "Scout-O-Ra m a" being held at Uptown Station, Fort Walton Beach on April 5 fro m 10 a.m .-4 p.m. Adm ission is free but there i s a nom inal fee for the inflatable attractions The "Crossing Over Ceremony," where the Cub Scouts cross over to their new Boy Scout troop s, will be at 2:30 p.m. For information on joining a local Boy Scout unit vi sit us at gulfcoastcouncil.org. Fun run T he Niceville Exchange Club will hold its 15th annual Prevention of Child Abuse 5K Run/Walk and 10 and Under Kids Fun Run on April 5 at the Niceville Children s Park. Proceeds will benefit the Children s Advocacy Center. Entry fee i s $23 and $6 for the 10 and under fun run. Checks should be payable to the Niceville Exchange Club, P.O. Box 342 Niceville 325 88. Race day registration and package pickup at the Children s Park s tarting at 6:307:45 a.m. day of race. For information and registration forms contact Dorothy Miller 678 -498 4. Bible simulcast There will be a Bible teaching s i m ulcas t Saturday, April 5 with Bible teacher and be s t-s elling author Pris cilla Shirer called T he Word, Closer to Home" at Niceville United Methodi s t Church, 214 P artin Dr. South in Niceville. Doors will open at 8 a.m ., with the sim ulcast s tarting at 8 :45 a.m .4:30 p.m A love offering will be accepted. T o regis ter, vis it nicevilleumc.org/women. Arts fest Bluewater Bay Marina Complex, 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, will be having the s econd annual Bluewater Bay Marina Cultural Art s Fes tival Saturday, April 5 fro m 11 a.m .-6 p.m. For m ore inform ation plea s e vis it bluewaterbaym arina.com or contact Colleen Hinely cehinelyphotography@earthlink.net. Birding retreat Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will have their annual retreat April 5-6 at St. George s Island, Sportsman s Lodge, 99 N Bayshore Drive, Eastpoint. Call 850-670-8423 for reservations. Meet on veranda of Roo m 12 at 5 p.m. on Friday for planning and con vivial beverages. For questions call Margaret Benner at 67 8 -6665. Give blood Give blood on Sunday, April 6, at Christ Our Redeemer Church, 1028 White Point Road, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. All donors will receive a t-s hirt. Piano recital Choctaw Bay Music Club will present the 23rd annual Duo-Piano Recital on Sunday, April 6 at 3 p. m. at T yler Recital Hall, Northwes t Florida State College in Niceville with a reception following. Choctaw Bay Mus ic Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation Mu sic Club. Mac Users meet T he April m eeting of the Mac U s ers Group will be held on Monday, April 7 at 6:30 p. m. at the Northwes t Florida State College, Student Services Building, Room 132. For m ore inform ation, vis it FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at 862-3327 or jeancdutton@mac.com. Give blood Gi ve blood on Monday, April 7, at Walgreens, 4582 E. Hwy. 20, Niceville fro m 1-6 p.m All donors will receive a $10 Walgreens voucher. Linux group starts Linux user and advocate, T om Browder, has started the Northwest Linux User Group to educate the public on choo s ing, obtaining, ins talling, and us ing a s uitable GNU/Linux di stribution. T he group will m eet the firs t Monday of every m onth, from 4-6 p.m ., in Room 400 of the Niceville United Methodi s t Church, 214 Partin Drive South. T he initial m eeting will be held on Monday, April 7. T hos e planning to attend s hould em ail T o m at tom .browder@gm ail.com Vi s it at nwflug.org for more inform ation. Social media workshop T he Nice ville Valparai s o Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Costa Leadership Institute to offer Social Media for Your Business, held on April 8 from 9 a.m. p.m. at the Costa Leaders hip Ins titute, Northwe s t Florida State College. The cost of the seminar is $60. Businesses and individuals do not have to be a Chamber member to sign up for this seminar and future seminars. T o register for the seminar, or for Bible playLadies of the Niceville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints performed Women of the Well, a portrayal of the women in the life of Jesus directed by Valerie Bidstrup of Niceville and performed at their yearly conference. Pictured from left, Alissa Clifton, Rebecca Wendel, Amy Gouker, Heather Pitcher, Valerie Bidstrup, Mandy Asmus and Wanda Scharmen. Not pictured, Tammy Fleck. Gallery reception FridayThe public is invited to the opening reception and awards ceremony, a free event, to celebrate the student artists for the 2014 Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition and NWFSC Faculty Exhibition will be held Friday, April 4, from 5-7 p.m. in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, Niceville. The Arnie Hart Juried Student and NWFSC Faculty Exhibitions will remain on display through May 2. 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.comC ALEND AR Please see CALENDAR, page B-2 2010 Sea Eagle Foldcat 440 Tohatsu 6HP, less than 20 hours. Great for shallow water and rivers. $1800.00 850797-0327 Magee Industries, now hiring 6 full time employees. Year round employment-40 hours per week. Weekly pay with benefits. Apply in person at 9646 Highway 20 West, Freeport. WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT/TECH Part time warehouse assistant. Responsibilities-logging, labeling and stocking inventory. Keeping warehouse clean/organized. Chemical labels meeting OSHA regulations. Capable of lifting 50lbs. Learn to install equipment. Send resume to eborovski@ coinlaundryequip.com Freeport, FL 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 drivers 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) TODAYS BOUTIQUE DESTIN Full and part time sales positions. Immediate hire. Competitive pay and incentive and good hours. Email your resume today to jim@todaysdestin.com Fax 850-837-2712 or come in. Located in Destin Paradise Key Center near Publix. 850-837-5565 Niceville. 2425 Edgewater. 3bd, 3.5ba. Waterview, 2530 sf. Offers unique features. Must see. Call owner 850-678-0153 EMERALD COAST PIPES AND DRUMS Looking for Snare and Tenor Drummers. 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JIM FULTZ KAILYN PARISH KATHLEEN GIANNETTI BOB BOOKER JEN WILSON JANEEN BOOKER SHAWN DAVIS BILL BLAND PAM TOWNSEND GENE MARTIN BRUCE YOUNGS SHERYL STUTLER VICKI ALEXANDER MICHELE CLARKRealtor Fort Walton Beach Property Manager MICHELE CLARK AMY HAYESRealtor Fort Walton Beach Property Manager JODIE WILKEYRealtor Niceville Property Manager DAWN JOHNSONDirector Property Management MICHELLE LEAVINSRealtor Crestview Property Manager DEBBIE LOWMILLER LOIS TRAXLER MARY GIANELLONI MANDY CAMPBELL KRISDINE WILSON JIM GRANT MIKE RYAN PAM RIEFKOHL MORGAN WILSON 1350 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY NICEVILLE, FL 32578 1-850-678-5161 1-800-369-2403 BRITTANY SWAIN Quality Service TRACY WOOD Quality Service FRITZ JOHNSON Quality Service Pinnacle MARION RUSSELL Quality Service Pinnacle PATTI COLE CHARLOTTE MAYS TOM MIESEN Quality Service Pinnacle DONNA BENNETT Quality Service Pinnacle DAWN JOHNSON SHARON SKELLY ROGER BENNETT AMANDA GRANDY MARILOU WRAN Quality Service FRED BOYER The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992