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The Bay beacon
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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent At a meeting April 1, the Okaloosa County Commission discussed topics ranging from a new airport bark park for pets, to agreements with the Florida Department of Transportation, Eglin Air Force Base, and Leon County regarding road construction, beach jurisdiction, and disposal of liquid waste. The meeting began with a briefing on current and upcoming county activities by public affairs officer Kathy Newby. Among other announcements, Newby told the commissioners that the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, often called by its industry designation VPS, has opened a pet exercise and relief area. She said the new area, which opened March 25, will benefit passengers accompanied by therapy dogs or by Wounded Warrior service dogs, as well as other travelers who are taking pets with them on their travels, and people who bring dogs with them to the airport to help see off or greet departing and incoming travelers. No bones about it, she said, the airport welcomes the increasing number of furry passengers who visit the airport, and were sure the dog park will help keep those tails a-waggin. According to Okaloosa County Airports Director Sunil Harman, the pet park is on a lawn adjacent to the main walkway to the terminal. It is open from 4 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The park cost $6,300 to build, By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Correspondent On April 1, prospective students and parents curious about the Okaloosa County School Districts Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medical (STEMM) Academy convened at the Valparaiso school to find out more about it. The meeting had about 70 attendees with students from all over the county. The STEMM Academy is a small middle school focused on the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medical Science. It opened two years ago at the site of the former Valparaiso Elementary School with a sixth grade course, added seventh grade last year, and will add eighth grade in August. Each grade can have up to 88 students for a total of 264 possible enrollment in 2014-2015. Currently, there are 58 sixth graders and 69 seventh graders at the school. The students were invited to the meeting based on their FCAT scores. Students at the STEMM Academy should have earned a 5 on their FCAT math test in order to attend the school. Her motto spoke volumes about her dedication to her students: Do it with love. For the late Frances Herron, teaching dance, as well as the disciplines and joy of life, were driving passions. When Herron, of Niceville, head of the dance department at Northwest Florida State College, passed away at age 54 in 2006 after complications from liver failure, numerous students and colleagues helped raise $90,000 to establish an endowment in 2008 to name the dance studio at the colleges Mattie Kelly Arts Center in her memory. The Frances Smith Herron Dance Studio Endowment has since grown to more than $105,000 and has supplied close to $5,000 in scholarship and program support for students. A portion of the funds annual earnings are used so that the dance efforts at the college can have a permanent and perpetual source of scholarship and program funding. Every year since 1998, NWFSC dance students have showcased their talents in jazz, ballet, modern, and classical dance during a two-day dance concert experience called Dance Facets, with proceeds benefiting the endowment named for Herron, who founded the dance department in 1990. This years Dance Facets By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Valparaiso Realty Co. is looking to develop for commercial use a vacant 12-acre tract between Valparaiso Parkway and Government Avenue (Highway 85 South), Valparaiso, according to the company. Motorists entering the Twin Cities area from the direction of Fort Walton Beach are familiar with the tract as it is about 500 feet east of a prominent "Welcome to Valparaiso" sign. Plans for the property development are in discussion at this time, said a spokesman for Valparaiso Realty, the secondlargest private landowner in the Twin Cities area. Whatever the outcome of the current discussions, the spokesman said Monday, the property will be developed commercially. The owner has asked the city of Valparaiso to "vacate," or release its claim to, a platted but unbuilt street right of way, and part of a sewer-main easement, removing possible impediments to development. Under the petition, the city would retain a utilities easement on the property, under which runs a water main, according to the company. The city Technical Review Committee will meet to discuss the proposed vacation of rightof-way proposal April 28, according to Carl Scott, Valparaiso city administrator. The city commission has final say. T T h h e e B B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, April 9, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Please see DANCERS, page A-4 Please see VPS, page A-3 Police Blotter, page A-5Thurs., 2 p.m. Covenant Hospice offers a free advance care planning My Wishes Workshop at Sterling House in Bluewater Bay, 1551 Merchants Way. 7291800. Sat., 6 p.m. The second annual Grab a Fork, Lend a Hand event will be at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church s Parish Life Center, Niceville. 737-0864. Sat., 11:30-4 p.m. Operation: We the People will rally with speakers, food and music in front of the Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, rain or shine. 865-8777. Mon., 6:30 p.m. The NWFSC Film Club and NWFSC Reads will give a free screening of The Hours, rated PG-13, in J-328 in the Arts Wing of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Free refreshments. Calendar B-3, B-2. COMINGUP STEMM school adding a gradeValp. tract eyed for developmentThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Dancers honor memory of programs founder Dance students limber up in the Frances Smith Herron Dance Studio at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. VPS makes allowances for Fido Frances Herron STEMM Academy sixth-grader Fiona Bown shows her father how to use a flight simulator at the STEMM Academy during an open house April 1.Beacon photos by Marcia Anne Sanders Please see STEMM, page A-3 Dozer, a therapy dog, here with handler Angie Nousiainen, is among those pets with a new frontier to explore, a "bark park," at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. A vacant 12-acre tract between Valparaiso Parkway and Government Avenue in Valparaiso, about 500 feet east of this highway sign, is under discussion for commercial development, according to the owner. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith

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Feel like taking yourself and your family out to the ball game? You couldnt have picked a better time. With the season having opened April 3, now is the time to catch some old fashioned fun as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos play Montgomery for a five-game series of home games from April 14-18, with all games starting at 6:30 p.m. Professional baseball, played in a modern ballpark, is only about an hour and a half away in Pensacola, home of the Blue Wahoos, a double-A minor league team that trains potential players for the major league Cincinnati Reds. While minor league teams and their players are not as well known as their major league counterparts, they are nevertheless professional baseball players, and many will eventually go on to play for the major league teams we are used to seeing on television. By attending a minor league game, you may get to see the next Babe Ruth in action, and may get him to autograph your baseball a year or two before he becomes a household word or embarks on a Hall of Fame career. Another nice thing about attending a minor league game is that you can see professional quality baseball in a professional quality ballpark, but at prices well below what you would pay to see the Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves or other major league teams. Tickets at Pensacolas ballpark start at $6 for general admission, and reserved or box seats along the first base line cost around $11 apiece. You wont get those prices at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Wahoos are the latest of several minor league baseball teams that have been based in Pensacola during the citys history. Some previous teams were the Pensacola Pelicans, the Pensacola Dons, Pensacola Flyers, the Pensacola Snappers, Grays and what may have been the citys first team in the 1880sthe Dudes. From the 1890s through the 1950s, Pensacola also hosted several all-black teams, including the Onwards, Giants, Pepsi-Cola Stars and the Seagulls. These historic teams played in a series of ballparks that were built and eventually replaced over the years. The Blue Wahoos derive their team name from a large fish found in the Gulf of Mexico and popular with sport fishermen. In addition to being fun to catch and good to eat, wahoos have an iridescent blue color when viewed in sunlight. The name was chosen in a name the team contest for fans from among 1,700 original suggestions. The team mascot is Kazoo, a person dressed in the costume of a big, furry critter with floppy, fin-like ears. Kazoos escort said the mascot is a big blue underwater sea creature of indeterminate species. Kids love Kazoo, who often invites small groups of children onto the field between innings to run relay races or help perform tricks. Todays ballpark at Maritime Park has all the amenities of a major league ballpark in a big city, but is a little smaller and more family-friendly. In addition to regular seating, there is a grassy slope in the outfield general admission area where families with small children like to spread picnic blankets, and there are also areas where tables and chairs are set near food vendors in the manner of a sidewalk caf, allowing people to watch the game and enjoy a meal in comfort. A large TV screen and scoreboard behind center field give fans a close-up view of key plays and statistics. Food stands are placed throughout the ballpark so you are never more than a few steps from food and drink. The best time to get your munchies is before the game or late in the game if you want to minimize your wait in line. In addition to peanuts and Cracker Jack, one can get hot dogs, cheeseburgers, French fries, pizza, candy and assorted cold drinks. Two party decks are located within the ballpark, and beer, wine and mixed drinks are sold from other refreshment stands. Disorderly behavior is grounds for ejection from the ballpark and possibly arrest. A fan assistance station is located just inside the main entrance, where you can get a program and other ballpark information, or get assorted help from ballpark staff. The surrounding downtown district of Pensacola is filled with interesting historic sites, shops and restaurants, so a family can make a full day of their visit to the city, culminating with a baseball game and perhaps a fireworks shownot a bad way to spend a day or evening in the good old summer time. Visit bluewahoos.com for more information. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 THEBAYBEACON Northwest FloridaState College An Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institutionwww.nwfsc.eduDayInfo: 729-6084 Student Services Center, 1st Floor, Student Activities Center, Niceville Campus V l Vo l t t t t Student Activities Center, Niceville Campus Student Services Center, 1st Floor,10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. endeW Student Activities Center, Niceville Campus Student Services Center, 1st Floor,10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. p A y y, adse Student Activities Center, Niceville Campus Student Services Center, 1st Floor,10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. ht6l 1irp Student Activities Center, Niceville Campus10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. h Student Activities Center, Niceville Campus Student Activities Center, Niceville Campus Student Activities Center, Niceville Campus Student Activities Center, Niceville Campus I n f o : 7 Laura Schultze 7 : o f n I 7 2 9 6 0 Laura Schultze 0 6 9 2 7 Laura Schultze www.nw An Equal Access/Equ Laura Schultze NicevilleINSURANCEAGENCY www.nicevilleinsurance.com P r o t e c t i n g Y o u r B u s i n e s s . Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. You can count on us. Safe. Sound. Secure. 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 PMBlue Wahoos baseball season starts in Pensacola D A Y T R I P P E R Trip TipsBlue Wahoos, Pensacola Getting there: From Niceville, go north on State Road 85 to Interstate 10, then west to Pensacola. Go south on I110, then get off at the Garden Street exit, the last one from I-10. Turn left (south) on Palafox then right (west) on Main Street to the stadium. Points of Contact: Phone: 850-934-8444 or bluewahoos.com Parking: The stadium is located at Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park, on the Pensacola waterfront, at 351 West Cedar St., at the corner of Main Street. Most parking can be found in public or privately operated lots within one to four blocks of the stadium. A parking lot is next to the stadium, but youll have to come early to get a spot, as it is not nearly big enough to hold as many cars as there are seats in the stadium. Shuttle buses and pedi-cabs patrol downtown streets, shuttling fans between parking lots and the stadium before and after games. Prices: Stadium lot parking costs $3; most downtown parking costs $3 to $5. Pedi-cab operators work for tips alone. One operator said a typical tip for a twoto threeblock trip would be between $3 and $5. Daily ticket prices start at $6-8 for general admission, which includes seats and the grassy area behind center field. Reserved seats cost $9-11, and box seats cost $11-13. Club seats right behind home plate cost $16-18. Accessibility: An elevator near the ticket office takes people to the seating level, and there are also stairs for pedestrians. Seating areas for wheelchair users are provided in each seating area. Restrooms are handicapped-accessible. Stadium staff members and Pensacola police officers are always within sight, and a fan assistance station is located just inside the main entrance, where you can get a program and other stadium information, or get assorted help from stadium staff. To arrange special accommodations, phone ahead. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos mascot is Kazoo, a person dressed in the costume of a big, furry critter with floppy, finlike ears. Todays ballpark at Maritime Park has all the amenities of a major league ballpark in a big city, but is a little smaller and more family-friendly.

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Out-of-state students or students from private schools who have not taken the FCAT are eligible to attend. The school gives a math readiness test to see if they would be successful at the school. Once accepted to the school, all students are given laptop computers to use. All books are in a digital format. Students also use iPads in the classroom and have the opportunity to take several honors courses for high school credit. At the meeting, school Director Jacqueline Craig and Assistant Director Shawnea Tallman gave a presentation on the four parts of the STEMM Center focusing mainly on the Academy. The STEMM Center includes the Center for STEMM Innovation (CSI), Engineers for America (EFA), Innovations Dimension Laboratory (IDL), and the STEMM Academy. CSI is a teacher training center for STEMM subjects. EFA is an educational program that provides teacher workshops and student field trips emphasizing hands-on activities related to aerospace engineering. IDL is the educational outreach component of the Doolittle Institute and includes the opportunity for students to work with robots and 3D modeling and printing. Sixth graders take electives in aviation, science and engineering, and critical thinking and career decision making. Seventh graders take classes in critical thinking and problem solving, robotics, and biomedical engineering. The eighth grade curriculum is still being developed, but Craig said eighth graders will have an information technology track working with unmanned aerial vehicles, 3-D modeling and printing, and nanosatellites. The school has a block schedule allowing teachers to have 110-minute class periods for each subject. Im excited about it," said Julie Ballard, mother of a fifth grader at Liza Jackson Elementary School, said about the STEMM Academy, She added: "It looks like this school has a lot of cool science and other things. After the presentation students went to see different areas of the school and try things like robotics, flight simulators, and ebooks. Current students showed their projects and helped prospective students and parents with the equipment. Mellany Dominick, 11, a fifth grader at Mary Esther Elementary, said, Im interested in the different classes. Mellany's father, Aaron Dominick, of Fort Walton Beach said, She seems pretty interested. I like it so far. It seems more up to date and current. As the principal said, a lot of middle schools repeat curriculum and this school is not repeating curriculum. It seems promising. David Dye, 10, of Bluewater Elementary School, said he was considering the STEMM Academy because, I feel like I need to be more challenged. David's mother Vivien James said, I think its a wonderful opportunity for children to be exposed to innovation and just novel learning approaches. Jolene Fretenborough, mother of Kier, a STEMM Academy seventh grader, said her son gained a great deal of confidence and time management skills while attending the school. She said, I think the environment of having kids like him around him that think outside of the box was good for him. For my son this was the perfect fit. Parents may contact the school for an application and students are accepted on a rolling basis. STEMMFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Marcia Anne SandersStudent ambassadors Thomas Connolly and Fiona Bown welcome prospective students and parents to a STEMM Academy recruiting meeting in Valparaiso last week. and is estimated to cost $200 a month to operate. It is funded through airport revenues generated from airlines and passenger levies. Pets allowed in the fenced park include ADA work dogs, law enforcement working dogs, therapy dogs and domestic dogs accompanying passengers on flights. There is no separate area for cats, Harman said. However, domestic pets like cats being transported may use the area when there are no dogs in it. The pet park is the only allowed pet relief area at the airport. Pets may be off leash only in the enclosed park. Elsewhere at the airport, dogs must be on leash and are only allowed in authorized containers when accompanying passengers. In other business, commissioners heard a briefing from County Administrator Ernie Padgett, who described as unacceptable recent state proposals for complying with a court ruling that the state had overcharged counties, including Okaloosa County, for the expenses of running the states juvenile justice system. Padgett said that the state currently owes Okaloosa County more than $3 million for such overcharges. Padgett said that recent proposals from the state legislature are to pay back the money over a 23-year period with no interest, which he called unacceptable. Padgett also stated that a recent workshop in Tallahassee, in which state and county representatives were supposed to discuss the issue, was opened and closed within 10 minutes by state officials, indicating that the legislature is not receptive to working with the counties. County commissioners also heard a proposal from the Okaloosa branch of the Florida Department of Health to use the Okaloosa Convention Center and Boardwalk as Points of Distribution (PODs) for medicines during disease epidemics. The commissioners decided to table the proposal until their next meeting, after Commissioner Nathan Boyles said he would not vote for such a proposal until after it had been vetted through county departments. The commission unanimously approved entering into a Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) agreement with the Department of Transportation for the PJ Adams corridor in Crestview. The TRIP agreement formalizes earlier announcements by FDOT of the award of $2.2 million in matching funds to Okaloosa County over the next several years for right-of-way acquisition and roadway design for the widening of the road from Highway 85 to Interstate 10. In other business, the commission voted unanimously to send a letter to Brig. Gen. David Harris, the senior commander at Eglin Air Force Base, asking the base to consider a proposal that would allow the county to regulate the private businesses operating from or in close proximity to the Air Force property on the west side of the Destin Bridge without submerged lands leases or easements. The county also said such an agreement would have to clearly establish county authority to issue citations and take whatever actions may be necessary to manage the bathing area to the satisfaction of the state. Commissioners said an agreement between the county and base could help to keep the beaches open while maintaining public safety and orderly use of beaches and nearby water. Eglin officials have previously warned Timberview Helicopters not to conduct business from Eglin-controlled beaches, and base officials said they might close the beach if Timberview and other vendors continue to do business there. In an April 7 statement to the Beacon, Mike Spaits, environmental public affairs officer at Eglin, wrote, Eglin Security Forces officers issued citations to two employees of Timberview Helicopter on March 25 citing trespassing and failing to comply with Migratory Bird Treaty Act." Spaits also cited a Sept. 16, 2013, letter to the county commission from Brig. Gen. David Harris, 96th Test Wing commander, concerning beach vendors operating on or near Eglin property. The letter stated: "If Eglin's prohibitions are not enforced, the beaches may have to be closed." 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2014 event will be held April 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center's main theater, Niceville. According to Joseph Taylor, professor of dance and head of the colleges dance programs, which encompass some 20 dance classes each semester, Dance Facets showcases the best of the best. We hold very competitive auditions each year to select the performers for Dance Facets and then those selected work for months on their choreography and dance numbers, said Taylor, who noted that the show also includes dance numbers by NWFSC faculty, original choreography and lighting design by scholarship students. Dance Facets is held over two nights to allow more folks to enjoy this totally unique presentation and to help us raise more funds, explained Taylor. The work and background preparation that goes into this dance extravaganza is tremendous. Its truly something for all ages and a real visual treat for everyoneeven if you dont know much about dance. Taylor noted that he is a grad made good alumnus of Okaloosa-Walton Community College, the former name of NWFSC, and was a student of Herrons in the 1990s. Students simply adored Frances; she was so dedicated to her craft and most especially devoted to each and every one of her students, he said. Taylor went on from OWCC to graduate from Florida State University with a master's degree in dance and then to work at Walt Disney Studios, Stiletto Entertainment and Holland America Line Cruises as well as numerous dinner theaters before returning to his alma mater in 2006 to teach in the place of his mentor. Said Taylor: Its not appropriate to say Im now filling Frances shoes as head of the dance departmentno one can take that placebut I do try to honor her legacy each day as I work with our students. In the end, its just as Frances said: Its about more than teaching skills and techniqueits about doing what you do with grace and love for both the art and the student who creates the art, to help make our students become better persons and live life to the fullest just as Frances did. Tickets for Dance Facets 2014 are on sale in person or by phone or web for $20 adult and $15 youth from the box office at 729-6000 or online at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.or g. All sales are assessed a $2 per ticket processing fee. DANCERSFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-4 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.comFax 1-888-520-9323Th e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. All submissions for publication become property of The Bay Beacon.Nicevilles Newspaper It s an obligation. Irritated. I let my husband handle all that.How do you feel about paying your federal income tax?I want my taxes to be as low as possible. I haven t seen a refund in 30 years. I don t have a problem paying my taxes, but I have a problem when they start taking money out of my taxes for health insurance that I can t afford to buy. Location: Walmart THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithGuy Wills, 57, Niceville, teacher Lanny Burdge, 76, Niceville, retired Mandy Craddock, 30, Eglin Air Force Base, nurse Roger Johnson, 60, Niceville, engineer Heinz Seer, 70, Vastrop, Texas, retired Ashlee Hood, 27, Niceville, restaurant shift leader What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. I came here from Germany in 1965, and have always paid my income tax. I have no issues with it. People here tremendously enjoy government services and infrastructure. Compared with other countries, the United States is outstanding. CHELCO Annual Meeting 2014All CHELCO members are invited to attendSaturday, April 12, 2014 9 a.m. until noon Business Meeting at 11 a.m.CHELCO Operations Center 723 US Hwy 331 N DeFuniak Springs, FL Officer Reports Entertainment Refreshments Prizes and gifts Election Results Fun for the kids 1 Business Meeting at 9 a.m. until noon April 12, 2014 y y, Saturda 1 a.m.1 9 a.m. until noon April 12, 2014 DeFuniak Springs, FL 723 US Hwy 331 N ations Center CHELCO Oper DeFuniak Springs, FL 723 US Hwy 331 N ations Center Lockheed Martin file photoEglin F-35s cleared for night flightsAn F-35A took off March 24 from Eglin Air Force Base for the Joint Strike Fighter s first night training sortie. According to Air Force Times, previously the service s training syllabus barred the fighter from flying at night or in bad weather. Outside of the training program, the nation's newest warplane has flown at night before, as in a Jan. 18, 2012, test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., pictured.

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ArrestsOn March 25, Niceville police arrested Donald Lee Adams, 53, of 511 McKinney St., Niceville, for one count of larceny (petit theft, first-degree less than $300). The arrest was made in connection with an incident on Feb. 15, in which two victims reported that Adams arrived at their garage sale and made an attempt to purchase a skateboard. Adams was informed that the board was not for sale. Adams picked it up, and placed it in the bed of his truck. He was later contacted by one of the victims, at which time Adams attempted to sell the board back to the victim. * On March 26, Kimberly Marie Fiss, 28, of 1541 Pine St., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County Jail on a charge of larceny petit theft. She was released later the same day. * On March 30, Valparaiso police arrested Jacob Emory West, 22, a kitchen staff member, of 1 Timerland Way, Fort Walton Beach, for one count of possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. At approximately 1:27 a.m. March 30, a police officer conducting a security check of the Matador Club parking lot observed two individuals standing on the driver side of a sport-utility vehicle. As the officer approached, he smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the area in which the two people were standing. The officer requested both persons to empty their pockets on the hood of his patrol car, which they did. The officer observed a wadded plastic bag protruding from Wests wallet, which contained suspected marijuana. A metal smoking pipe with suspected burnt marijuana was also located inside of Wests pack of cigarettes. A field test of the suspected marijuana yielded a presumptive positive for the presence of THC. * On March 30 the Walton County Sheriffs Office arrested Richard Lee Cox, 32, a tile installer, of 38 Pahl Rd., Niceville, for a misdemeanor probation violation on an original charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.DUIOn March 26, Niceville police apprehended Eric Ross Slifko, 29, of 1403 28th St., Niceville, for DUI. Police stopped Slifko after observing a truck swerving while driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. After being stopped, Slifko showed other signs of intoxication, and admitted to having had a couple of drinks.Other On March 21, an Okaloosa sheriffs deputy responded to a report of aggravated assault at an address on Hickory Street in Niceville. * On March 21, an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report of burglary to an unoccupied dwelling at an address on Bullock Road in Niceville. The complainant reported that a grill had been stolen from her back porch. * On March 22, an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report of the grand theft at an address on Bermuda Way in Niceville. * On March 25, an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report of battery at an address on Government Street in Niceville. * On March 26 an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report of a battery at an address on Cypress Street in Niceville. * On March 26, Niceville police responded to an address on Cedar Avenue, where a complainant said that a ceramic chimney had been stolen from his front yard. * On March 27, Niceville police responded to an address on Springwood Way in regard to a residential burglary. The complainant said that when she returned home after having surgery in another state, she discovered about $900 worth of jewelry missing from her home, and that a safe had been broken into. * On March 28, Niceville police responded to an address on Canal Drive regarding burglary to a vehicle. Complainants told police they witnessed a male in a white hoodie and shorts walking away from their vehicle, and that the suspect ran away after being confronted by the complainants. The complainant discovered the glovebox was open and $10.50 was missing. * On March 29, Niceville police responded to another address on Canal Drive, also regarding a vehicle burglary. The complainant reported that someone had gotten into his vehicle the previous night and had apparently stolen some change and a phone charger. * On March 30, Niceville police responded to an address on Mason Street regarding felony criminal mischief. The complainant stated that someone had beaten and dented the hood of his truck. * On March 31, Niceville police responded to an address on 27th St. regarding a residential burglary. The complainant stated that after being gone for a week on spring break, he returned home to find several of his personal belongings missing. The complainant believes the burglar entered through a doggie door as no other doors or windows were left open or unlocked. Missing items included a computer valued at $1019.97, a camera valued at $1000, a telephoto lens valued at $750, and several other items, for a total value of $5,419. * On March 31, a complainant came to the Niceville police headquarters to report a fraud. 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. 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Power &Mini Model Add $100. Expires 04/30/14. Expires 04/30/14. Limit 4 per person. NERA 100% DIGITAL$3 COUPONSCome by and see the differencehear 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: 09/20/2013 Carrying a Concealed Weapon Name: Jermaine Carl Tape Sex: Male Race: Black Age: 23 DOB: 08/09/1990 Height: 5ft 10in Weight: 230 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Wanted As Of: 10/21/2013 Burglary to an Unoccupied Structure and Criminal Mischief Name: Johnny Ray Peters Sex: Male Race: Black Age: 49 DOB: 08/11/1964 Height: 6ft 1in Weight: Unknown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Fire Department Reports North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from Mar. 31, 2014 through Apr. 6, 2014. Location Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd......................Medical................................3/31/14.......................15:34 4th Street....................................Dispatched & cancelled.....4/1/14.........................21:42 N. White Point Rd......................Medical assist.....................4/2/14.........................12:00 Bay Dr.........................................Public assist........................4/2/14.........................12:31 Woodlands Dr/White Point........Medical................................4/2/14.........................13:47 Turnberry Pl................................Medical................................4/2/14.........................15:51 Fairway Lakes/Bay Dr...............Medical................................4/2/14.........................17:31 N. White Point Rd......................Medical assist.....................4/2/14.........................18:33 N. White Point Rd......................Medical................................4/3/14.........................01:34 Merchants Way..........................Medical................................4/3/14.........................10:09 Cedar St.....................................Unauthorized burning.........4/3/14.........................10:29 Chadwick Ln..............................Assist invalid.......................4/3/14.........................12:51 Berringer Dr................................Medical................................4/3/14.........................13:45 Hickory St...................................Grass fire.............................4/3/14.........................16:56 Parkside Cir................................Medical................................4/3/14.........................20:49 White Point Rd...........................Medical................................4/4/14.........................06:19 Southlake Ct...............................Dispatched & cancelled.....4/4/14.........................08:19 Merchants Way..........................Medical................................4/4/14.........................10:15 Norwich Cir.................................Dispatched & cancelled.....4/4/14.........................12:37 E. Hwy. 20..................................Smoke scare.......................4/4/14.........................14:19 Juniper Ave................................Electrical wiring...................4/4/14.........................15:01 Range Rd...................................Dispatched & cancelled.....4/5/14.........................02:54 Bluewater Blvd...........................Hazardous condition..........4/5/14.........................07:12 Lido Cir.......................................Alarm activation..................4/5/14.........................08:28 E. Hwy. 20..................................Vehicle accident..................4/5/14.........................13:53 N. White Point Rd......................Medical assist.....................4/5/14.........................15:29 Oakmont Cir...............................No incident found...............4/6/14.........................09:33 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. Valparaiso The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of March, 2014 Location Situation Date Time Hidden Cove Dr..............................Sick call..............................3/2/14......................08:29 James Ave.......................................Chest pain.........................3/3/14......................01:07 Glenview Ave..................................Structure fire......................3/3/14......................12:16 Illinois Ave........................................Sick call..............................3/4/14......................04:36 27th St.............................................Structure fire......................3/4/14......................18:13 Andrew Dr.......................................Chest pain.........................3/5/14......................06:11 James Ave.......................................Fall......................................3/5/14......................07:47 Okaloosa/Seminole........................Vehicle accident................3/5/14......................13:25 Ohio Ave..........................................Breathing problem.............3/7/14......................23:00 Okaloosa Ave..................................Overdose/poison...............3/9/14......................17:57 Valparaiso/S. John Sims................Fall......................................3/11/14....................17:10 Valparaiso Pkwy..............................Fire alarm...........................3/17/14....................08:54 Andrew Ave.....................................Unconscious......................3/18/14....................08:47 Grand View Ave..............................Unconscious......................3/21/14....................01:50 N. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle accident................3/21/14....................16:39 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Psychiatric.........................3/25/14....................11:03 S. John Sims Pkwy.........................Fire alarm...........................3/25/14....................21:14 Florida Ave......................................Brush fire...........................3/28/14....................11:37 Glendale Ave...................................Fire service call.................3/28/14....................12:33 Turkey Creek Bridge.......................Vehicle accident................3/29/14....................00:24 Hidden Cove Dr..............................Fall......................................3/29/14....................21:08 Valastics Ave...................................Fall......................................3/30/14....................16:18 Valastics Ave...................................Unconscious......................3/30/14....................16:39NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Mar. 31, 2014 through Apr. 6, 2014. 0 Structure Fire21 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire 1 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 2 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Location Situation Date Time E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Service call........................3/31/14....................00:31 Judith Ave........................................Medical...............................3/31/14....................09:05 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle crash.....................3/31/14....................11:05 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................3/31/14....................11:46 Judith Ave........................................Medical...............................3/31/14....................14:27 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle crash.....................3/31/14....................15:42 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................4/1/14......................05:21 Scott St............................................Medical...............................4/1/14......................10:50 4th Street.........................................Illegal burning....................4/1/14......................16:56 Kelly Rd...........................................Medical...............................4/1/14......................17:24 4th Street.........................................Illegal burning....................4/1/14......................21:39 23rd Street.......................................Medical...............................4/2/14......................07:19 Everglade Dr...................................Medical...............................4/2/14......................09:13 3rd Street.........................................Medical...............................4/3/14......................06:15 Phyllis Ave.......................................Medical...............................4/3/14......................06:29 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle extrication.............4/3/14......................13:45 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Cancelled...........................4/3/14......................15:07 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Alarm activation.................4/3/14......................15:54 S. Cedar Ave...................................Medical...............................4/4/14......................04:48 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................4/4/14......................07:02 Juniper Ave......................................Arcing electrical.................4/4/14......................14:59 McKinney St....................................Medical...............................4/4/14......................16:54 SR 123............................................Cancelled...........................4/4/14......................17:15 Everglade Dr...................................Medical...............................4/4/14......................19:14 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Medical...............................4/5/14......................00:05 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................4/5/14......................06:37 Juniper Ave......................................Alarm activation.................4/5/14......................18:55 Galway Dr........................................Medical...............................4/6/14......................01:02 SR 85 N...........................................Medical...............................4/6/14......................02:10 SR 285............................................Cancelled...........................4/6/14......................13:47 SR 85 N...........................................Vehicle crash.....................4/6/14......................14:05 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................4/6//14.....................14:32 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................4/6/14......................20:34 Rockywood Way.............................Medical...............................4/6/14......................20:53 Weekly Safety Tip: Test your smoke detectors every month, following the manufacturer s directions, and replace batteries twice a year when you change your clocks or whenever a detector chirps to signal low battery. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook THEBAYBEACONWednesday, April 9, 2014 Page A-5 GREAT CRISPY CHICKEN SANDWICHES, BURGERS, DOGS, AND MORECome in and watch us make your food. We have nothing to hide. OPEN: 10-8, MON-SAT 11-7, SUNL o c a l l y O w n e d & O p e r a t e d D r i v e T h r u o r W a l k I n T o d a y 1067 John Sims Pkwy. (Across from Helen Back Pizza) COME TO COME TO

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Dr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a board-certified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For nearly 15 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past seven years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patient-doctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, well-child and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. According to Dr. Castaneda, Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers. Furthermore, due to genetic factors, obesity for most people is a chronic medical condition and should be treated as one. And for these reasons, helping his patients with weight management is an important concern of Dr. Castanedas. ECFM provides weight-loss management under his careful supervision. Dr. Castaneda has been successful in assisting patients achieve weight-loss goals through individually customized programs. Joey is a patient of Dr. Castaneda's who has lost over 50 lbs., and continues to lose weight under Dr. Castanedas system. This physician-supervised weight-loss program Dr. Castaneda provides is an individually tailored, healthier alternative to yo-yo dieting on your own. ECFM accepts most forms of insurance and will process the paperwork for patients. Same-day appointments are available for acute care concerns, providing a time-effective alternative to long waits at the emergency room. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is located at 143 S. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s s OUR 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 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Whos News earCareTMASSOCIATES, INCS. Grant Williams, owner of Niceville Hearing Center, was nominated as The Best of 2012, and again for 2013, Hearing Healthcare Professionals by The Hearing Review publication. The Hearing Review publishers established the Best Of The Best program to recognize those hearing instrument specialist, audiologists, ear, nose & throat medical doctors and others who exemplify quality hearing health care. This program highlights outstanding individuals, practices, facilities and companies that go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the needs of people with hearing impairment. Proud Phonak ProviderCall today to schedule your FREE SCREENING & PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONWe have a "TryEmB4UBuyEm policy.Grant Williams, HAS, HIS, ACAFL & LA Licensed in Hearing Instrument Sciences Graduate of The American Council of Audio ProsthologyNICEVILLEHEARINGCENTER850-678-3277 | Twin Cities Medical Plaza | 1001 College Blvd. W., Bldg. 2 | Niceville, FL 32578 www.NicevilleHearingCenter.com | info@NicevilleHearingCenter.comDESTINHEARINGCENTER850-678-3211 | 4012 Commons Dr. W. | Destin, FL 32541 www.DestinHearingCenter.com | info@DestinHearingCenter.comPANAMACITYHEARINGCENTER850-830-0376 | 24 W. 8th St. | Panama City, FL 32401 www.PanamaCityHearingCenter.com | info@PanamaCityHearingCenter.com HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.5 p.m. Dear Grant, As a practicing attorney, I am quite sensitive of the need to hear all that is transpiring in Court or in chambers or even in my office. The Phonak behind-the-ear system that you and Dr. Rebek configured for me has turned out to be a tremendous asset: I no longer strain to hear what is being said by others. It is very light and almost invisible to others. I especially appreciate that you can take the time to meet with me to make minor adjustments when necessary. These tune-ups, as I call them, allow my hearing aids to be specifically focused on what is necessary. I also enjoy the convenience of the myPilot attachment that allows me the convenience of quickly changing the mode of reception and the volume. I use the myPilot quite frequently this is a must get accessory. Once more, thank you for your professionalism, consideration, and support. Sincerely, Michael D. Weinstock Michael D. Weinstock, P.A. Specializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair Mohs Micrographic Surgery General & Pediatric Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin RejuvenationSame day appointments available with no waitingDR. 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This distinction is bestowed upon these students in recognition of their academic achievement, leadership and service to the communities in which they live. *** Stefanie Prinsloo a senior at Niceville High School, won 3rd place at the 2014 Congressional High School Art Competition. The show was held at Pensacola State College and was open to allRocky students pitch inRocky Bayou Christian School students were out in the community March 21 doing good deeds for their annual Work-a-Thon, a 28 year tradition. Pictured from left, Megan Slagle, Meredith Milam, Malea Spicer, Katie Williams, Gabby Carollo, Kaylee Orr, Rachael Earls, Caitlin Fidler and Hunter Phillips.Photo courtesy of Lisa Downing Martial arts championsUnChong Bairos, left, of Valparaiso is the 2013 American Taekwondo Association (ATA) World Champion in the creative form division and Gina Gallegos of Niceville is the 2013 ATA Southeast District Champion in sparring. The ATA World Championships were held in Little Rock, Ark. 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Be prepared Okaloo sa County Public Safety will be ho s ting the Make Mitigation Happen Work shop for homeowners to gain additional knowledge on how to prepare their hom e for hurricane and other dis asters that threaten Florida res idents T he works hop will be held April 9 at 5:30 p.m at the 911 E m ergency Operation s Center (EOC), located on the main campus of Northwe st Florida State College. For m ore inform ation, call Okaloos a County E m ergency Managem ent Divis ion at Public Safety, 651-7150 or vi s it BeReadyFlorida.org today for additional infor mation and to regi ster. Second Wednesday Breakfast Join the Cham ber for the April Second Wedne sday Breakfa st, April 9 at 7:30 a.m at the Niceville Community Center, sponsored by The Northwe st Florida Daily New s. Breakfast i s $5 cash per person, or members can purcha se a $45 punch card valid through Dece mber 2014. For more infor mation, contact the Chamber at 678-2323. Garden club meets The 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 social tim e, m eeting starting at 9:30. Guest speakers will be Matthew Newton and T ris tan Harrens tein s peaking on Native A m erican Pres ence and Significance in Florida. Guests are welcom e, for inform ation, call Karen Williams at 8 975560. DAR meets Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughter s of the American Revolution will meet at the Fir st Pre sbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway S.W., Fort Walton Beach at 10 a. m. April 10. A welco ming cere mony for new officers will be held. DAR is open to all wom en who are lineally des cended from a Revolutionary War Patriot. Call 796-07 8 3. Senior citizens meet T he T win Cities Senior Citizens Club will m eet April 10 at 1 p.m at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. There will be an Ea ster hat contest with two categorie s ; prettie s t and funnie s t. Entre provided, please bring a covered di sh to share. 50 years and up welcome. For inform ation call 543-08 69. Motorcycle rodeo T he Emerald Coas t Motorcycle Challenge Rodeo and Skill s T raining i s scheduled for April 1012 at The Boardwalk parking lot on Okaloosa Island. Hos ted by the Em erald Coat Blue Knight s FL XXV, the Rodeo features various motorcycle challenge s that te s t a rider s s kill and ability. Motorcycles must be in as equipped from the factory and at lea st 1000cc. April 10 will be a practice day with the co mpetition taking place April 11-12. The regi stration fee i s $45 per co mpetitor with proceed s benefitting the E m erald Coa s t Children s Advocacy Center. Aglow meets Aglow will m eet on T hursday, April 10, at Marina Bay Res ort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, for coffee and fellow ship starting at 9:30 a. m. and a meeting at 10 a.m. For m ore infor m ation contact Robin at 862-4867 or Debra at 67 87213. Planning ahead In conjunction with National Healthcare Deci s ion s Day, Covenant Ho spice will be offering free hands-on advance care planning My Wi shes Workshops on Thursday, April 10 at 2 p. m. at Sterling Hou se in Bluewater Bay, 1551 Merchants Way. A brief overview of advance care planning will be given, followed by a question and answer session. Re sources will be m ade available to attendee s. Pleas e res erve your place by calling 729-1 800. Lunchtime lecture All are invited to enjoy a free lunch-tim e lecture Friday, April 11 at 12 p.m. at the Heritage Mu seum of Northwes t Florida, Valparais o, pres ented by Nathan Che sser, author of Creek by Blood. Bring a sandwich and take your lunch break at the Heritage Mu seum of Northwe s t Florida for Hi s tory Sandwiched-In, an infor m al lunchtim e education progra m Space i s lim ited. Plea s e call to reserve a seat at 678-2615. Wellness event T he 3rd Annual Wom en on Wellness sy m posium will be April 11 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m at Northwes t Florida State College, Niceville. This one day educational and energizing conference i s aimed to help women achieve balance and success in life, work and health and learn how to increas e overall wellness. T o regi s ter or obtain m ore inform ation, vis it Wo menOnWellne ss.org or call 7296880. Attendee s to thi s year s event will receive a free, one year membership to H2U: Health to You. Parrot Heads meet T he Emerald Coas t Parrot Head Club will have their m onthly m eeting Friday, April 11 from 5:30-8 :30 p.m. at Harry T's Destin Harbor. Delicious good deeds T he s econd annual Grab a Fork, Lend a Hand event, will be Saturday, April 12 at 6 p. m at Holy Nam e of Je s u s Catholic Church s Paris h Life Center in Niceville. For m ore inform ation call Catholic Charitie s at 737-0 8 64. Earth Day cleanup T he Okaloos a County Environ m ental Council will have an Earth Day Beach Cleanup on April 12 fro m 8 -10 a.m Volunteers pleas e wear clos ed s hoes gloves cap and s uns creen.Free T s hirts s oda and s nacks to volunteers while s upplies las t. Organization s that wi s h to s chedule clean up event s at different days or location s pleas e contact Nancy Hussong, T ouris t Developm ent Council at 651-7131. Genealogy Society meets T he Genealogy Society of Okaloo s a County will m eet at 10 a.m at the Heritage Mus eum of Northwes t Florida, Valparais o, on April 12. Gues t s are always welcom e. For inform ation call 243 0352. Freedom rally T he Florida Panhandle Patriots and Niceville-Valparais o T ea Party are holding Operation: We the People on Saturday, April 12. T here will be s peakers food and m u s ic in front of the Niceville City Hall, 20 8 N. Partin Drive, in Niceville fro m 11:30-4 p. m T he rally will tak e place rain or s hine. Fe s tivities begin at 11:30 a. m For m ore infor m ation contact Brenda at 8 65-8 777. 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 Si ms Parkway in Niceville. Proceed s from the yard s ale will be u s ed for a Lutheran s cholar s hip fund and various other charitable purpo s e s throughout our co mmunity. For m ore infor m ation call the Church Office at 678 -1298 Gospel concert Libby and Friend s Gos pel Concert Minis try pres ents T he Allen Family of Bran son, Mo. on April 12, at 6 p. m. at the Central Bapti st Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Cre stview. A suggested $10 donation i s requested at the door and a love offering will be received. All invited. For m ore infor m ation vis it libbyandfriend s gos pelconcert s.com. Easter egg roll T here will be an Ea s ter Egg Roll event at Woodlands Park, Bluewater, April 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p. m. Participant s are asked to bring a decorated hard boiled egg and wooden spoon to participate in races For more inform ation pleas e call Debbie Stretch at 218-8 312 or vis it bluewaterbay.org. Garage sale The Niceville Garden Club and Unitarian Universalist Church will have m ultiple yard s ales on Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m.noon. The Garden Club sale will be at the corner of John Si ms Parkway and Bay Shore Drive in Valparai so across from the Valparais o Pos t Office. The Unitarian Univer salist Church sale will be adjacent in the church parking lot on Bay Shore Drive. For m ore infor m ation, e m ail nvgc1@cox.net. NFSO finale T he Northwes t Florida Sym phony Orches tra will clos e the 2013-2014 s eas on on April 12, at 7:30 p.m with a Ger m an Spring Celebration. Individual ticket s are $22.50 each for adult s $16 for active duty m ilitary and youth age s 1 8 and younger. T he NFSO perfor ms in the m ains tage theater at the Mattie Kelly Art s Center at Northwe s t Florida State College, 100 College Blvd. Ea s t, Niceville. Call for ticket s from the center s Box Office at 729-6000 or m attiekellyarts center.org. Film screening T he NWFSC Fil m Club i s excited to join with NWFSC Read s for a s creening of T he Hour s , rated PG13 on Monday, April 14at 6:30 p. m in J-32 8 in the Art s Wing of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Film Club will begin at 6:30 p.m with introduction s and the s election of the final film of the s e m e s ter. T he Hours will s creen s hortly thereafter, with a di s cussion to follow. Free food and drink will be provided. Everyone i s welco m e. Social media workshop T he Niceville Valparais o Cham ber of Commerce ha s partnered with the Cos ta Leadership Ins titute to offer Facebook for Your Bus iness, held on April 14 fro m 9 a.m p. m at the Co s ta Leader s hip Ins titute, Northwe s t Florida State Colle ge. T he co s t of the s e m inar i s $60. Bus inesse s and individuals do not have to be a Cha m ber m e m ber to s ign up for this s e m inar and future s e m inar s T o regis ter for the s e m inar, or for m ore inform ation, pleas e contact the Cham ber at 678 -2323. Give blood Give blood on Monday, April 1415, at Northwes t Florida State College, Niceville from 10 a.m .-4 p.m All donors will receive a ts hirt. After hours Join the Cha m ber and CCB Community Bank, Niceville, for Bus iness After Hour s T ues day, April 15 from 57 p.m T he them e i s Fie s ta! T here will be food, beverages door prize s and networking opportunitie s at CCB Community Bank in Niceville. Contact the Cha m ber for m ore infor m ation, 67 8 -2323. Learning laughter T he Community Senior Education s eries T he Healing Power of Hu m or will be at Sterling Hous e, 1551 Merchants Way, Niceville, from 6-6:30 p.m April 15. Plea s e res erve by calling Mary Ann T roiano at 729-3323. Volunteer opportunities Northwe s t Florida State College s PRIME T i m e is hos ting a Volunteer Day on Wedne s day, April 16 from 10 a.m .:00 p.m T he event will be held in the Student Services Center and the Student Activities Center, 1s t floor s at the Niceville ca m pus Local repre s entative s from a large variety of nonprofit agencie s will be on hand to ans wer ques tions about volunteer opportunitie s in the local area. For m ore infor m ation, plea s e contact Laura Schultze, Profe ssional and Continuing Education, at 729608 4. Give blood Give blood on Friday, April 1 8 at T win Cities Hos pital, Niceville, from 9 a.m .-2 p.m All donors will receive two Fandango m ovie ticket vouchers NWFSC Reads Noted author Michael Cunningha m will read at Northwe s t Florida State College on April 21 at 7 p.m in the Sprint T heater. T o learn m ore about Michael Cunningha m vis it m ichaelcunningham writer.com For m ore inform ation about NWFSC Read s contact Dr. Deborah Ne s ter at 729-6443. Social media workshop T he Niceville Valparais o Cham ber of Commerce ha s partnered with the Cos ta Leadership Ins titute to offer Facebook for Your Bus iness, held on April 22 fro m 9 a.m p.m at the Cos ta Leaders hip Ins titute, Northwe s t Florida State College. T he cos t of the s e m inar is $50 until April 11, and $60 until April 1 8 the las t day to regi s ter. Bu s inesse s and individual s do not have to be a Cham ber m e m ber to s ign up for this s e m inar and future s e m inar s T o regis ter for the s e m inar, or for m ore inform ation, pleas e contact the Cham ber at 678 -2323. 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 A R NFSO season finaleThe Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will close the 2013-2014 season on April 12, at 7:30 p.m. with a German Spring Celebration. Individual tickets are $22.50 each for adults, $16 for active duty military and youth ages 18 and younger. Call for tickets from the centers Box Office at 729-6000 or mattiekellyartscenter.org. CHURCH DIRECTORY MAUNDY THURSDAY Apr i l 17 7:00pm Holy Communion Stripping of the AltarGOOD FRIDAY Ap r i l 18 7:00pm Tenebrae Service-Seven Last Words Sealing of the TombEASTER SUNDAY, A p ril 20 6:00am Lutheran Sunrise Service Beasley Park, Okaloosa Island8:30 am Festi val Worship9:45 am Bagel Breakfast Children s Easter Egg Hunt10:30 am Festi val WorshipH O L Y W E E K W O R S H I P S C H E D U L E 1407 E. John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, Florida678-1298www.stpaulniceville.com Pastor John L. UnderdahlST PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 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 servicesYouth OutreachWednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm ~ The Shed Hang out ~ Engage ~ Worship ~ Grow!Holy Week Maundy Thursday Service, April 17, 7pm Good Friday Service, April 18, Noon Stations of the Cross, April 18, 1pm April 20, Easter SONrise at 5am 9am & 11:01am Easter Services www.iacdestin.org 850-837-6324 250 Indian Bayou Trail, DestinPOINTING THE WAY TO JESUS Happy Easter to all! First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 THEBAYBEACON

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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. Drivers: Home EVERY Weekend. Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or, walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888880-5911 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Niceville. 2425 Edgewater. 3bd, 3.5ba. Waterview, 2530 sf. 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(850) 678-5178Whichever Route You Choose... 1821 John Sims Pkwy. | Niceville, Florida 32578 www.CarriageHills.com | Realtor@CarriageHills.com 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SFPRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor more information call897-6464 Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Office Space/Rent Price of First Run............$ + Price of subsequent runs$ = Total Price......................$ Please write ad on form. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20. Attach more paper if needed. BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE: 2:00 p.m. Fri. for Wed. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center. Hours:8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. E-MAIL : Classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. 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Page B-4 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 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 high school students from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. Five awards were given. *** William Easley of Niceville was recently named to the Maine Maritime Academy Deans List for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Easley graduated from Collegiate High School in 2013 and earned his A.A from Northwest Florida State College. Easley was also an Eagle Scout with Troop 553 in Bluewater Bay, is presently a member of Alpha Phi Omega the Schooner Bowdoin Club and plays rugby. WHOSFrom page B-1 Stefanie Prinsloo William Easley Home Run Derby debutThis year Niceville Valparaiso Little League s opening day, March 8, was topped off with the a Home Run Derby. 20 of the Major Leagues top hitters battled for the title of Home Run Derby Champ in a three round competition. The winners pictured, from left, Mason Swanick in 1st place, Sam Carrell in 2nd place, Joey Cary in 3rd place, Parker Porter in 4th place and Sam Barkman in 5th place. 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated.This 3/2 Blue Pine Village cottage-style home is 1358 SF of perfection! Neat and petite, it has all the features youre searching for: great location, split bedroom design, granite counters, new HVAC, recent roof and appliances, a sunny Florida room! Bluewater Elementary is just a few minutes walk from here, and so is the Blue Pine community swimming pool! Welcome home for $189,900!LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netAtHomeInNiceville.comUPDATED AND FAMILY-PERFECT



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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent At a meeting April 1, the Okaloosa County Commission discussed topics ranging from a new airport “bark park” for pets, to agreements with the Florida Department of Transportation, Eglin Air Force Base, and Leon County regarding road construction, beach jurisdiction, and disposal of liquid waste. The meeting began with a briefing on current and upcoming county activities by public affairs officer Kathy Newby. Among other announcements, Newby told the commissioners that the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, often called by its industry designation VPS, has opened a pet exercise and relief area. She said the new area, which opened March 25, will benefit passengers accompanied by therapy dogs or by Wounded Warrior service dogs, as well as other travelers who are taking pets with them on their travels, and people who bring dogs with them to the airport to help see off or greet departing and incoming travelers. “No bones about it,” she said, “the airport welcomes the increasing number of furry passengers who visit the airport, and we’re sure the dog park will help keep those tails a-waggin’.” According to Okaloosa County Airports Director Sunil Harman, the pet park is on a lawn adjacent to the main walkway to the terminal. It is open from 4 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The park cost $6,300 to build, By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Correspondent On April 1, prospective students and parents curious about the Okaloosa County School District’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medical (STEMM) Academy convened at the Valparaiso school to find out more about it. The meeting had about 70 attendees with students from all over the county. The STEMM Academy is a small middle school focused on the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medical Science. It opened two years ago at the site of the former Valparaiso Elementary School with a sixth grade course, added seventh grade last year, and will add eighth grade in August. Each grade can have up to 88 students for a total of 264 possible enrollment in 2014-2015. Currently, there are 58 sixth graders and 69 seventh graders at the school. The students were invited to the meeting based on their FCAT scores. Students at the STEMM Academy should have earned a 5 on their FCAT math test in order to attend the school. Her motto spoke volumes about her dedication to her students: “Do it with love.” For the late Frances Herron, teaching dance, as well as the disciplines and joy of life, were driving passions. When Herron, of Niceville, head of the dance department at Northwest Florida State College, passed away at age 54 in 2006 after complications from liver failure, numerous students and colleagues helped raise $90,000 to establish an endowment in 2008 to name the dance studio at the college’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center in her memory. The Frances Smith Herron Dance Studio Endowment has since grown to more than $105,000 and has supplied close to $5,000 in scholarship and program support for students. A portion of the fund’s annual earnings are used so that the dance efforts at the college can have a permanent and perpetual source of scholarship and program funding. Every year since 1998, NWFSC dance students have showcased their talents in jazz, ballet, modern, and classical dance during a two-day dance concert experience called “Dance Facets,” with proceeds benefiting the endowment named for Herron, who founded the dance department in 1990. This year’s “Dance Facets By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Valparaiso Realty Co. is looking to develop for commercial use a vacant 12-acre tract between Valparaiso Parkway and Government Avenue (Highway 85 South), Valparaiso, according to the company. Motorists entering the Twin Cities area from the direction of Fort Walton Beach are familiar with the tract as it is about 500 feet east of a prominent "Welcome to Valparaiso" sign. Plans for the property development are in discussion at this time, said a spokesman for Valparaiso Realty, the secondlargest private landowner in the Twin Cities area. Whatever the outcome of the current discussions, the spokesman said Monday, the property will be developed commercially. The owner has asked the city of Valparaiso to "vacate," or release its claim to, a platted but unbuilt street right of way, and part of a sewer-main easement, removing possible impediments to development. Under the petition, the city would retain a utilities easement on the property, under which runs a water main, according to the company. The city Technical Review Committee will meet to discuss the proposed vacation of rightof-way proposal April 28, according to Carl Scott, Valparaiso city administrator. The city commission has final say. 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 9, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Please see DANCERS, page A-4 Please see VPS, page A-3 Police Blotter, page A-5Thurs., 2 p.m. Covenant Hospice offers a free advance care planning “ My Wishes Workshop ” at Sterling House in Bluewater Bay, 1551 Merchants Way. 7291800. Sat., 6 p.m. The second annual “ Grab a Fork, Lend a Hand ” event will be at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church ’s Parish Life Center, Niceville. 737-0864. Sat., 11:30-4 p.m. Operation: We the People will rally with speakers, food and music in front of the Niceville City Hall 208 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, rain or shine. 865-8777. Mon., 6:30 p.m. The NWFSC Film Club and NWFSC Reads will give a free screening of “ The Hours ,” rated PG-13, in J-328 in the Arts Wing of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Free refreshments. Calendar B-3, B-2. COMING UP STEMM school adding a gradeValp. tract eyed for development The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Dancers honor memory of program’s founder Dance students limber up in the Frances Smith Herron Dance Studio at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. VPS makes allowances for Fido Frances Herron STEMM Academy sixth-grader Fiona Bown shows her father how to use a flight simulator at the STEMM Academy during an open house April 1.Beacon photos by Marcia Anne Sanders Please see STEMM, page A-3 Dozer, a therapy dog, here with handler Angie Nousiainen, is among those pets with a new frontier to explore, a "bark park," at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. A vacant 12-acre tract between Valparaiso Parkway and Government Avenue in Valparaiso, about 500 feet east of this highway sign, is under discussion for commercial development, according to the owner. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith

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Feel like taking yourself and your family out to the ball game? You couldn’t have picked a better time. With the season having opened April 3, now is the time to catch some old fashioned fun as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos play Montgomery for a five-game series of home games from April 14-18, with all games starting at 6:30 p.m. Professional baseball, played in a modern ballpark, is only about an hour and a half away in Pensacola, home of the Blue Wahoos, a double-A minor league team that trains potential players for the major league Cincinnati Reds. While minor league teams and their players are not as well known as their major league counterparts, they are nevertheless professional baseball players, and many will eventually go on to play for the major league teams we are used to seeing on television. By attending a minor league game, you may get to see the next Babe Ruth in action, and may get him to autograph your baseball a year or two before he becomes a household word or embarks on a Hall of Fame career. Another nice thing about attending a minor league game is that you can see professional quality baseball in a professional quality ballpark, but at prices well below what you would pay to see the Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves or other major league teams. Tickets at Pensacola’s ballpark start at $6 for general admission, and reserved or box seats along the first base line cost around $11 apiece. You won’t get those prices at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Wahoos are the latest of several minor league baseball teams that have been based in Pensacola during the city’s history. Some previous teams were the Pensacola Pelicans, the Pensacola Dons, Pensacola Flyers, the Pensacola Snappers, Grays and what may have been the city’s first team in the 1880s—the Dudes. From the 1890s through the 1950s, Pensacola also hosted several all-black teams, including the Onwards, Giants, Pepsi-Cola Stars and the Seagulls. These historic teams played in a series of ballparks that were built and eventually replaced over the years. The Blue Wahoos derive their team name from a large fish found in the Gulf of Mexico and popular with sport fishermen. In addition to being fun to catch and good to eat, wahoos have an iridescent blue color when viewed in sunlight. The name was chosen in a “name the team” contest for fans from among 1,700 original suggestions. The team mascot is “Kazoo,” a person dressed in the costume of a big, furry critter with floppy, fin-like ears. Kazoo’s escort said the mascot is “a big blue underwater sea creature” of indeterminate species. Kids love Kazoo, who often invites small groups of children onto the field between innings to run relay races or help perform tricks. Today’s ballpark at Maritime Park has all the amenities of a major league ballpark in a big city, but is a little smaller and more family-friendly. In addition to regular seating, there is a grassy slope in the outfield general admission area where families with small children like to spread picnic blankets, and there are also areas where tables and chairs are set near food vendors in the manner of a sidewalk caf, allowing people to watch the game and enjoy a meal in comfort. A large TV screen and scoreboard behind center field give fans a close-up view of key plays and statistics. Food stands are placed throughout the ballpark so you are never more than a few steps from food and drink. The best time to get your munchies is before the game or late in the game if you want to minimize your wait in line. In addition to peanuts and Cracker Jack, one can get hot dogs, cheeseburgers, French fries, pizza, candy and assorted cold drinks. Two party decks are located within the ballpark, and beer, wine and mixed drinks are sold from other refreshment stands. Disorderly behavior is grounds for ejection from the ballpark and possibly arrest. A fan assistance station is located just inside the main entrance, where you can get a program and other ballpark information, or get assorted help from ballpark staff. The surrounding downtown district of Pensacola is filled with interesting historic sites, shops and restaurants, so a family can make a full day of their visit to the city, culminating with a baseball game and perhaps a fireworks show—not a bad way to spend a day or evening in the good old summer time. Visit bluewahoos.com for more information. 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Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. You can count on us. Safe. Sound. Secure. 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 Blue Wahoos’ baseball season starts in Pensacola D D A A Y Y T T R R I I P P P P E E R R Trip TipsBlue Wahoos, Pensacola Getting there: From Niceville, go north on State Road 85 to Interstate 10, then west to Pensacola. Go south on I110, then get off at the Garden Street exit, the last one from I-10. Turn left (south) on Palafox then right (west) on Main Street to the stadium. Points of Contact: Phone: 850-934-8444 or bluewahoos.com Parking: The stadium is located at Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park, on the Pensacola waterfront, at 351 West Cedar St., at the corner of Main Street. Most parking can be found in public or privately operated lots within one to four blocks of the stadium. A parking lot is next to the stadium, but you’ll have to come early to get a spot, as it is not nearly big enough to hold as many cars as there are seats in the stadium. Shuttle buses and pedi-cabs patrol downtown streets, shuttling fans between parking lots and the stadium before and after games. Prices: Stadium lot parking costs $3; most downtown parking costs $3 to $5. Pedi-cab operators work for tips alone. One operator said a typical tip for a twoto threeblock trip would be between $3 and $5. Daily ticket prices start at $6-8 for general admission, which includes seats and the grassy area behind center field. Reserved seats cost $9-11, and box seats cost $11-13. “Club” seats right behind home plate cost $16-18. Accessibility: An elevator near the ticket office takes people to the seating level, and there are also stairs for pedestrians. Seating areas for wheelchair users are provided in each seating area. Restrooms are handicapped-accessible. Stadium staff members and Pensacola police officers are always within sight, and a fan assistance station is located just inside the main entrance, where you can get a program and other stadium information, or get assorted help from stadium staff. To arrange special accommodations, phone ahead. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos mascot is Kazoo, a person dressed in the costume of a big, furry critter with floppy, finlike ears. Today s ballpark at Maritime Park has all the amenities of a major league ballpark in a big city, but is a little smaller and more family-friendly.

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Out-of-state students or students from private schools who have not taken the FCAT are eligible to attend. The school gives a math readiness test to see if they would be successful at the school. Once accepted to the school, all students are given laptop computers to use. All books are in a digital format. Students also use iPads in the classroom and have the opportunity to take several honors courses for high school credit. At the meeting, school Director Jacqueline Craig and Assistant Director Shawnea Tallman gave a presentation on the four parts of the STEMM Center focusing mainly on the Academy. The STEMM Center includes the Center for STEMM Innovation (CSI), Engineers for America (EFA), Innovations Dimension Laboratory (IDL), and the STEMM Academy. CSI is a teacher training center for STEMM subjects. EFA is an educational program that provides teacher workshops and student field trips emphasizing hands-on activities related to aerospace engineering. IDL is the educational outreach component of the Doolittle Institute and includes the opportunity for students to work with robots and 3D modeling and printing. Sixth graders take electives in aviation, science and engineering, and critical thinking and career decision making. Seventh graders take classes in critical thinking and problem solving, robotics, and biomedical engineering. The eighth grade curriculum is still being developed, but Craig said eighth graders will have an information technology track working with unmanned aerial vehicles, 3-D modeling and printing, and nanosatellites. The school has a block schedule allowing teachers to have 110-minute class periods for each subject. “I’m excited about it," said Julie Ballard, mother of a fifth grader at Liza Jackson Elementary School, said about the STEMM Academy, She added: "It looks like this school has a lot of cool science and other things.” After the presentation students went to see different areas of the school and try things like robotics, flight simulators, and ebooks. Current students showed their projects and helped prospective students and parents with the equipment. Mellany Dominick, 11, a fifth grader at Mary Esther Elementary, said, “I’m interested in the different classes.” Mellany's father, Aaron Dominick, of Fort Walton Beach said, “She seems pretty interested. I like it so far. It seems more up to date and current. As the principal said, a lot of middle schools repeat curriculum and this school is not repeating curriculum. It seems promising.” David Dye, 10, of Bluewater Elementary School, said he was considering the STEMM Academy because, “I feel like I need to be more challenged.” David's mother Vivien James said, “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for children to be exposed to innovation and just novel learning approaches.” Jolene Fretenborough, mother of Kier, a STEMM Academy seventh grader, said her son gained a great deal of confidence and time management skills while attending the school. She said, “I think the environment of having kids like him around him that think outside of the box was good for him. For my son this was the perfect fit.” Parents may contact the school for an application and students are accepted on a rolling basis. STEMMFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Marcia Anne SandersStudent ambassadors Thomas Connolly and Fiona Bown welcome prospective students and parents to a STEMM Academy recruiting meeting in Valparaiso last week. and is estimated to cost $200 a month to operate. It is funded through airport revenues generated from airlines and passenger levies. Pets allowed in the fenced park include ADA work dogs, law enforcement working dogs, therapy dogs and domestic dogs accompanying passengers on flights. There is no separate area for cats, Harman said. However, domestic pets like cats being transported may use the area when there are no dogs in it. The pet park is the only allowed pet relief area at the airport. Pets may be off leash only in the enclosed park. Elsewhere at the airport, dogs must be on leash and are only allowed in authorized containers when accompanying passengers. In other business, commissioners heard a briefing from County Administrator Ernie Padgett, who described as “unacceptable” recent state proposals for complying with a court ruling that the state had overcharged counties, including Okaloosa County, for the expenses of running the state’s juvenile justice system. Padgett said that the state currently owes Okaloosa County more than $3 million for such overcharges. Padgett said that recent proposals from the state legislature are to pay back the money over a 23-year period with no interest, which he called unacceptable. Padgett also stated that a recent workshop in Tallahassee, in which state and county representatives were supposed to discuss the issue, was opened and closed within 10 minutes by state officials, indicating that the legislature is “not receptive” to working with the counties. County commissioners also heard a proposal from the Okaloosa branch of the Florida Department of Health to use the Okaloosa Convention Center and Boardwalk as “Points of Distribution (PODs)” for medicines during disease epidemics. The commissioners decided to table the proposal until their next meeting, after Commissioner Nathan Boyles said he would not vote for such a proposal until after it had been vetted through county departments. The commission unanimously approved entering into a Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) agreement with the Department of Transportation for the PJ Adams corridor in Crestview. The TRIP agreement formalizes earlier announcements by FDOT of the award of $2.2 million in matching funds to Okaloosa County over the next several years for right-of-way acquisition and roadway design for the widening of the road from Highway 85 to Interstate 10. In other business, the commission voted unanimously to send a letter to Brig. Gen. David Harris, the senior commander at Eglin Air Force Base, asking the base to consider a proposal that would allow the county to regulate the “private businesses operating from or in close proximity to the Air Force property on the west side of the Destin Bridge without submerged lands leases or easements.” The county also said such an agreement would have to “clearly establish” county authority to issue citations and “take whatever actions may be necessary to manage the bathing area to the satisfaction of the state.” Commissioners said an agreement between the county and base could help to keep the beaches open while maintaining public safety and orderly use of beaches and nearby water. Eglin officials have previously warned Timberview Helicopters not to conduct business from Eglin-controlled beaches, and base officials said they might close the beach if Timberview and other vendors continue to do business there. In an April 7 statement to the Beacon, Mike Spaits, environmental public affairs officer at Eglin, wrote, “Eglin Security Forces officers issued citations to two employees of Timberview Helicopter on March 25 citing trespassing and failing to comply with Migratory Bird Treaty Act." Spaits also cited a Sept. 16, 2013, letter to the county commission from Brig. Gen. David Harris, 96th Test Wing commander, concerning beach vendors operating on or near Eglin property. The letter stated: "If Eglin's prohibitions are not enforced, the beaches may have to be closed." Wednesday, April 9, 2014Page A-3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Low rates are just around the corner. Convenient local office Money-saving discounts Low down payments Monthly payment plans 24-hour service and claims Coverage available by phone Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. 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2014” event will be held April 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center's main theater, Niceville. According to Joseph Taylor, professor of dance and head of the college’s dance programs, which encompass some 20 dance classes each semester, “Dance Facets” showcases the best of the best. “We hold very competitive auditions each year to select the performers for Dance Facets and then those selected work for months on their choreography and dance numbers,” said Taylor, who noted that the show also includes dance numbers by NWFSC faculty, original choreography and lighting design by scholarship students. “Dance Facets is held over two nights to allow more folks to enjoy this totally unique presentation and to help us raise more funds,” explained Taylor. “The work and background preparation that goes into this dance extravaganza is tremendous. It’s truly something for all ages and a real visual treat for everyone—even if you don’t know much about dance.” Taylor noted that he is a “grad made good” alumnus of Okaloosa-Walton Community College, the former name of NWFSC, and was a student of Herron’s in the 1990’s. “Students simply adored Frances; she was so dedicated to her craft and most especially devoted to each and every one of her students,” he said. Taylor went on from OWCC to graduate from Florida State University with a master's degree in dance and then to work at Walt Disney Studios, Stiletto Entertainment and Holland America Line Cruises as well as numerous dinner theaters before returning to his alma mater in 2006 to teach in the place of his mentor. Said Taylor: “It’s not appropriate to say I’m now ‘filling Frances’ shoes’ as head of the dance department—no one can take that place—but I do try to honor her legacy each day as I work with our students. In the end, it’s just as Frances said: It’s about more than teaching skills and technique—it’s about doing what you do with grace and love for both the art and the student who creates the art, to help make our students become better persons and live life to the fullest just as Frances did.” Tickets for “Dance Facets 2014” are on sale in person or by phone or web for $20 adult and $15 youth from the box office at 729-6000 or online at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.or g. All sales are assessed a $2 per ticket processing fee. DANCERSFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-4 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.comFax 1-888-520-9323Th e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. 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I haven t seen a refund in 30 years.” “I don t have a problem paying my taxes, but I have a problem when they start taking money out of my taxes for health insurance that I can t afford to buy.” Location: Walmart THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Guy Wills, 57, Niceville, teacher Lanny Burdge, 76, Niceville, retired Mandy Craddock, 30, Eglin Air Force Base, nurse Roger Johnson, 60, Niceville, engineer Heinz Seer, 70, Vastrop, Texas, retired Ashlee Hood, 27, Niceville, restaurant shift leader What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field. “I came here from Germany in 1965, and have always paid my income tax. I have no issues with it. People here tremendously enjoy government services and infrastructure. Compared with other countries, the United States is outstanding.” CHELCO Annual Meeting 2014All CHELCO members are invited to attendSaturday, April 12, 2014 9 a.m. until noon Business Meeting at 11 a.m.CHELCO Operations Center 723 US Hwy 331 N DeFuniak Springs, FL Officer Reports Entertainment Refreshments Prizes and gifts Election Results Fun for the kids 1 Business Meeting at 9 a.m. until noon April 12, 2014 y y, Saturda 1 a.m. 1 9 a.m. until noon April 12, 2014 DeFuniak Springs, FL 723 US Hwy 331 N ations Center CHELCO Oper DeFuniak Springs, FL 723 US Hwy 331 N ations Center Lockheed Martin file photoEglin F-35s cleared for night flightsAn F-35A took off March 24 from Eglin Air Force Base for the Joint Strike Fighter s first night training sortie. According to Air Force Times, previously the service s training syllabus barred the fighter from flying at night or in bad weather. 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ArrestsOn March 25, Niceville police arrested Donald Lee Adams, 53, of 511 McKinney St., Niceville, for one count of larceny (petit theft, first-degree less than $300). The arrest was made in connection with an incident on Feb. 15, in which two victims reported that Adams arrived at their garage sale and made an attempt to purchase a skateboard. Adams was informed that the board was not for sale. Adams picked it up, and placed it in the bed of his truck. He was later contacted by one of the victims, at which time Adams attempted to sell the board back to the victim. * On March 26, Kimberly Marie Fiss, 28, of 1541 Pine St., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County Jail on a charge of larceny petit theft. She was released later the same day. * On March 30, Valparaiso police arrested Jacob Emory West, 22, a kitchen staff member, of 1 Timerland Way, Fort Walton Beach, for one count of possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. At approximately 1:27 a.m. March 30, a police officer conducting a security check of the Matador Club parking lot observed two individuals standing on the driver side of a sport-utility vehicle. As the officer approached, he smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the area in which the two people were standing. The officer requested both persons to empty their pockets on the hood of his patrol car, which they did. The officer observed a wadded plastic bag protruding from West’s wallet, which contained suspected marijuana. A metal smoking pipe with suspected burnt marijuana was also located inside of West’s pack of cigarettes. A field test of the suspected marijuana yielded a presumptive positive for the presence of THC. * On March 30 the Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Richard Lee Cox, 32, a tile installer, of 38 Pahl Rd., Niceville, for a misdemeanor probation violation on an original charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.DUIOn March 26, Niceville police apprehended Eric Ross Slifko, 29, of 1403 28th St., Niceville, for DUI. Police stopped Slifko after observing a truck swerving while driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. After being stopped, Slifko showed other signs of intoxication, and admitted to having had “a couple” of drinks.Other On March 21, an Okaloosa sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of aggravated assault at an address on Hickory Street in Niceville. * On March 21, an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report of burglary to an unoccupied dwelling at an address on Bullock Road in Niceville. The complainant reported that a grill had been stolen from her back porch. * On March 22, an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report of the grand theft at an address on Bermuda Way in Niceville. * On March 25, an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report of battery at an address on Government Street in Niceville. * On March 26 an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report of a battery at an address on Cypress Street in Niceville. * On March 26, Niceville police responded to an address on Cedar Avenue, where a complainant said that a ceramic chimney had been stolen from his front yard. * On March 27, Niceville police responded to an address on Springwood Way in regard to a residential burglary. The complainant said that when she returned home after having surgery in another state, she discovered about $900 worth of jewelry missing from her home, and that a safe had been broken into. * On March 28, Niceville police responded to an address on Canal Drive regarding burglary to a vehicle. Complainants told police they witnessed a male in a white hoodie and shorts walking away from their vehicle, and that the suspect ran away after being confronted by the complainants. The complainant discovered the glovebox was open and $10.50 was missing. * On March 29, Niceville police responded to another address on Canal Drive, also regarding a vehicle burglary. The complainant reported that someone had gotten into his vehicle the previous night and had apparently stolen some change and a phone charger. * On March 30, Niceville police responded to an address on Mason Street regarding felony criminal mischief. The complainant stated that someone had beaten and dented the hood of his truck. * On March 31, Niceville police responded to an address on 27th St. regarding a residential burglary. The complainant stated that after being gone for a week on spring break, he returned home to find several of his personal belongings missing. The complainant believes the burglar entered through a doggie door as no other doors or windows were left open or unlocked. Missing items included a computer valued at $1019.97, a camera valued at $1000, a telephoto lens valued at $750, and several other items, for a total value of $5,419. * On March 31, a complainant came to the Niceville police headquarters to report a fraud. 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. 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Wanted As Of: 09/20/2013 Carrying a Concealed Weapon Name: Jermaine Carl Tape Sex: Male Race: Black Age: 23 DOB: 08/09/1990 Height: 5ft 10in Weight: 230 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Wanted As Of: 10/21/2013 Burglary to an Unoccupied Structure and Criminal Mischief Name: Johnny Ray Peters Sex: Male Race: Black Age: 49 DOB: 08/11/1964 Height: 6ft 1in Weight: Unknown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Fire Department Reports North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from Mar. 31, 2014 through Apr. 6, 2014. Location Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd......................Medical................................3/31/14.......................15:34 4th Street....................................Dispatched & cancelled.....4/1/14.........................21:42 N. White Point Rd......................Medical assist.....................4/2/14.........................12:00 Bay Dr.........................................Public assist........................4/2/14.........................12:31 Woodlands Dr/White Point........Medical................................4/2/14.........................13:47 Turnberry Pl................................Medical................................4/2/14.........................15:51 Fairway Lakes/Bay Dr...............Medical................................4/2/14.........................17:31 N. White Point Rd......................Medical assist.....................4/2/14.........................18:33 N. White Point Rd......................Medical................................4/3/14.........................01:34 Merchants Way..........................Medical................................4/3/14.........................10:09 Cedar St.....................................Unauthorized burning.........4/3/14.........................10:29 Chadwick Ln..............................Assist invalid.......................4/3/14.........................12:51 Berringer Dr................................Medical................................4/3/14.........................13:45 Hickory St...................................Grass fire.............................4/3/14.........................16:56 Parkside Cir................................Medical................................4/3/14.........................20:49 White Point Rd...........................Medical................................4/4/14.........................06:19 Southlake Ct...............................Dispatched & cancelled.....4/4/14.........................08:19 Merchants Way..........................Medical................................4/4/14.........................10:15 Norwich Cir.................................Dispatched & cancelled.....4/4/14.........................12:37 E. Hwy. 20..................................Smoke scare.......................4/4/14.........................14:19 Juniper Ave................................Electrical wiring...................4/4/14.........................15:01 Range Rd...................................Dispatched & cancelled.....4/5/14.........................02:54 Bluewater Blvd...........................Hazardous condition..........4/5/14.........................07:12 Lido Cir.......................................Alarm activation..................4/5/14.........................08:28 E. Hwy. 20..................................Vehicle accident..................4/5/14.........................13:53 N. White Point Rd......................Medical assist.....................4/5/14.........................15:29 Oakmont Cir...............................No incident found...............4/6/14.........................09:33 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. Valparaiso The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of March, 2014 Location Situation Date Time Hidden Cove Dr..............................Sick call..............................3/2/14......................08:29 James Ave.......................................Chest pain.........................3/3/14......................01:07 Glenview Ave..................................Structure fire......................3/3/14......................12:16 Illinois Ave........................................Sick call..............................3/4/14......................04:36 27th St.............................................Structure fire......................3/4/14......................18:13 Andrew Dr.......................................Chest pain.........................3/5/14......................06:11 James Ave.......................................Fall......................................3/5/14......................07:47 Okaloosa/Seminole........................Vehicle accident................3/5/14......................13:25 Ohio Ave..........................................Breathing problem.............3/7/14......................23:00 Okaloosa Ave..................................Overdose/poison...............3/9/14......................17:57 Valparaiso/S. John Sims................Fall......................................3/11/14....................17:10 Valparaiso Pkwy..............................Fire alarm...........................3/17/14....................08:54 Andrew Ave.....................................Unconscious......................3/18/14....................08:47 Grand View Ave..............................Unconscious......................3/21/14....................01:50 N. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle accident................3/21/14....................16:39 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Psychiatric.........................3/25/14....................11:03 S. John Sims Pkwy.........................Fire alarm...........................3/25/14....................21:14 Florida Ave......................................Brush fire...........................3/28/14....................11:37 Glendale Ave...................................Fire service call.................3/28/14....................12:33 Turkey Creek Bridge.......................Vehicle accident................3/29/14....................00:24 Hidden Cove Dr..............................Fall......................................3/29/14....................21:08 Valastics Ave...................................Fall......................................3/30/14....................16:18 Valastics Ave...................................Unconscious......................3/30/14....................16:39NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Mar. 31, 2014 through Apr. 6, 2014. 0 Structure Fire21 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire1 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 2 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Location Situation Date Time E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Service call........................3/31/14....................00:31 Judith Ave........................................Medical...............................3/31/14....................09:05 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle crash.....................3/31/14....................11:05 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................3/31/14....................11:46 Judith Ave........................................Medical...............................3/31/14....................14:27 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle crash.....................3/31/14....................15:42 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................4/1/14......................05:21 Scott St............................................Medical...............................4/1/14......................10:50 4th Street.........................................Illegal burning....................4/1/14......................16:56 Kelly Rd...........................................Medical...............................4/1/14......................17:24 4th Street.........................................Illegal burning....................4/1/14......................21:39 23rd Street.......................................Medical...............................4/2/14......................07:19 Everglade Dr...................................Medical...............................4/2/14......................09:13 3rd Street.........................................Medical...............................4/3/14......................06:15 Phyllis Ave.......................................Medical...............................4/3/14......................06:29 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle extrication.............4/3/14......................13:45 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Cancelled...........................4/3/14......................15:07 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Alarm activation.................4/3/14......................15:54 S. Cedar Ave...................................Medical...............................4/4/14......................04:48 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................4/4/14......................07:02 Juniper Ave......................................Arcing electrical.................4/4/14......................14:59 McKinney St....................................Medical...............................4/4/14......................16:54 SR 123............................................Cancelled...........................4/4/14......................17:15 Everglade Dr...................................Medical...............................4/4/14......................19:14 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Medical...............................4/5/14......................00:05 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................4/5/14......................06:37 Juniper Ave......................................Alarm activation.................4/5/14......................18:55 Galway Dr........................................Medical...............................4/6/14......................01:02 SR 85 N...........................................Medical...............................4/6/14......................02:10 SR 285............................................Cancelled...........................4/6/14......................13:47 SR 85 N...........................................Vehicle crash.....................4/6/14......................14:05 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................4/6//14.....................14:32 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...............................4/6/14......................20:34 Rockywood Way.............................Medical...............................4/6/14......................20:53 Weekly Safety Tip: Test your smoke detectors every month, following the manufacturer s directions, and replace batteries twice a year when you change your clocks or whenever a detector chirps to signal low battery. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook THEBAYBEACONWednesday, April 9, 2014 Page A-5 GREAT CRISPY CHICKEN SANDWICHES, BURGERS, DOGS, AND MORECome in and watch us make your food. We have nothing to hide. OPEN: 10-8, MON-SAT • 11-7, SUNLo 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

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Dr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a board-certified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For nearly 15 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past seven years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patient-doctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, well-child and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. According to Dr. Castaneda, Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers. Furthermore, due to genetic factors, obesity for most people is a chronic medical condition and should be treated as one.Ž And for these reasons, helping his patients with weight management is an important concern of Dr. Castanedas. ECFM provides weight-loss management under his careful supervision. Dr. Castaneda has been successful in assisting patients achieve weight-loss goals through individually customized programs. Joey is a patient of Dr. Castaneda's who has lost over 50 lbs., and continues to lose weight under Dr. Castanedas system. This physician-supervised weight-loss program Dr. Castaneda provides is an individually tailored, healthier alternative to yo-yo dieting on your own. ECFM accepts most forms of insurance and will process the paperwork for patients. Same-day appointments are available for acute care concerns, providing a time-effective alternative to long waits at the emergency room. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is located at 143 S. John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso between Lincoln and Washington avenues. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m.3:30 p.m., and Friday 7 a.m.11:30 a.m. Contact Dr. Castanedas courteous and friendly staff at 729-3300 to make an appointment. Advertising Feature Emerald Coast Family MedicineDr. Castaneda takes care of families from newborns to adultsJoey, AFTER six months of Emerald Coast Family Medicine s weight loss management program. Joey BEFORE Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program. 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. • Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 729 -3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES -NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINE• Internal Medicine • Pediatrics • Preventive Care • Sport/school Physicals • Immunizations Dr. T. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d aa y y , A A p p r r i i l l 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Who’s News earCareTMASSOCIATES, INCS. Grant Williams, owner of Niceville Hearing Center, was nominated as “The Best of 2012, and again for 2013, Hearing Healthcare Professionals” by The Hearing Review publication. The Hearing Review publishers established the “Best Of The Best” program to recognize those hearing instrument specialist, audiologists, ear, nose & throat medical doctors and others who exemplify quality hearing health care. This program highlights outstanding individuals, practices, facilities and companies that “go above and beyond” the call of duty to serve the needs of people with hearing impairment. Proud Phonak ProviderCall today to schedule your FREE SCREENING & PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONWe have a "TryEmB4UBuyEm” policy.Grant Williams, HAS, HIS, ACAFL & LA Licensed in Hearing Instrument Sciences Graduate of The American Council of Audio Prosthology NICEVILLEHEARINGCENTER 850-678-3277 | Twin Cities Medical Plaza | 1001 College Blvd. W., Bldg. 2 | Niceville, FL 32578 www.NicevilleHearingCenter.com | info@NicevilleHearingCenter.com DESTINHEARINGCENTER 850-678-3211 | 4012 Commons Dr. W. | Destin, FL 32541 www.DestinHearingCenter.com | info@DestinHearingCenter.com PANAMACITYHEARINGCENTER 850-830-0376 | 24 W. 8th St. | Panama City, FL 32401 www.PanamaCityHearingCenter.com | info@PanamaCityHearingCenter.com HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.5 p.m. Dear Grant, As a practicing attorney, I am quite sensitive of the need to hear all that is transpiring in Court or in chambers or even in my office. The Phonak behind-the-ear system that you and Dr. Rebek configured for me has turned out to be a tremendous asset: I no longer strain to hear what is being said by others. It is very light and almost invisible to others. I especially appreciate that you can take the time to meet with me to make minor adjustments when necessary. These “tune-ups”, as I call them, allow my hearing aids to be specifically focused on what is necessary. I also enjoy the convenience of the myPilot attachment that allows me the convenience of quickly changing the mode of reception and the volume. I use the myPilot quite frequently –this is a “must get” accessory. Once more, thank you for your professionalism, consideration, and support. Sincerely, Michael D. Weinstock Michael D. Weinstock, P.A. • Specializing in Skin Cancer Excision & Repair • Moh s Micrographic Surgery • General & Pediatric Dermatology Evaluations • Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation Same day appointments available with no waiting DR. SCOTTBEALS, D.C., F.A.A.DBoard Certified American Board of DermatologyNiceville4566 Hwy. 20 E., Suite 101Crestview184 E Redstone Ave., Unit B Locations in Niceville, Crestview, Andalusia8 97-7546 www.dermatologysurgerycenter.net Niceville girl co-stars in TV showElly Schaefer will be co-starring in an episode of Criminal Minds airing Wednesday, April 9 at 8 p.m. on CBS. Pictured with fellow co-stars Tyler LaPlaunt and Matt Helfer, Schaefer is a 2012 graduate of Collegiate High School. She is the daughter of Dick and Rhonda Schaefer of Niceville. Hannah Nowers was selected to Northwest Florida State College’s 2014 All-Florida Academic Team. Each year, an All-Florida Academic Team is named to recognize outstanding students in the Florida College System. This distinction is bestowed upon these students in recognition of their academic achievement, leadership and service to the communities in which they live. *** Stefanie Prinsloo a senior at Niceville High School, won 3rd place at the 2014 Congressional High School Art Competition. The show was held at Pensacola State College and was open to allRocky students pitch inRocky Bayou Christian School students were out in the community March 21 doing good deeds for their annual “Work-a-Thon,” a 28 year tradition. Pictured from left, Megan Slagle, Meredith Milam, Malea Spicer, Katie Williams, Gabby Carollo, Kaylee Orr, Rachael Earls, Caitlin Fidler and Hunter Phillips.Photo courtesy of Lisa Downing Martial arts championsUnChong Bairos, left, of Valparaiso is the 2013 American Taekwondo Association (ATA) World Champion in the creative form division and Gina Gallegos of Niceville is the 2013 ATA Southeast District Champion in sparring. The ATA World Championships were held in Little Rock, Ark. 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Be prepared Okaloo s a County Public Safety will be ho s ting the Make Mitigation Happen Work s hop for ho m eowner s to gain additional knowledge on how to prepare their ho m e for hurricane and other di s a s ter s that threaten Florida re s ident s T he work s hop will be held April 9 at 5:30 p. m at the 911 E m ergency Operation s Center (EOC), located on the m ain ca m pu s of Northwe s t Florida State College. 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 m ber 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 is $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. DAR meets Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughter s of the A m erican Revolution will m eet at the Fir s t Pre s byterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway S.W., Fort Walton Beach at 10 a. m. April 10. A welco m ing cere m ony for new officer s will be held. DAR i s open to all wo m en who are lineally de s cended fro m a Revolutionary War Patriot. Call 796-07 8 3. Senior citizens meet T he T win Citie s Senior Citizen s Club will m eet April 10 at 1 p. m at 26 8 Glenview Ave., Valparai s o. T here will be an Ea s ter hat conte s t with two categorie s ; prettie s t and funnie s t. Entre provided, plea s e bring a covered di s h to s hare. 50 year s and up welco m e. For infor m ation call 543-0 8 69. Motorcycle rodeo T he E m erald Coa s t Motorcycle Challenge Rodeo and Skill s T raining i s s cheduled for April 1012 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. Aglow meets Aglow will m eet on T hur s day, April 10, at Marina Bay Re s ort, 8 0 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, for coffee and fellow s hip s tarting at 9:30 a. m and a m eeting at 10 a. m For m ore infor m ation contact Robin at 8 62-4 8 67 or Debra at 67 8 7213. Planning ahead In conjunction with National Healthcare Deci s ion s Day, Covenant Ho s pice will be offering free hand s-on advance care planning “My Wi s he s Work s hop s ” on T hur s day, April 10 at 2 p. m at Sterling Hou s e in Bluewater Bay, 1551 Merchant s Way. A brief overview of advance care planning will be given, followed by a que s tion and an s wer s e s s ion. Re s ource s will be m ade available to attendee s Plea s e re s erve your place by calling 729-1 8 00. Lunchtime lecture All are invited to enjoy a free lunch-ti m e lecture Friday, April 11 at 12 p. m at the Heritage Mu s eu m of Northwe s t Florida, Valparai s o, pre s ented by Nathan Che ss er, author of “Creek by Blood.” Bring a s andwich and take your lunch break at the Heritage Mu s eu m of Northwe s t Florida for Hi s tory Sandwiched-In, an infor m al lunchti m e education progra m Space i s li m ited. Plea s e call to res erve a s eat at 67 8 -2615. Wellness event T he 3rd Annual Wo m en on Wellne ss s y m po s iu m will be April 11 fro m 8 a. m .-4 p. m at Northwe s t Florida State College, Niceville. T hi s one day educational and energizing conference i s ai m ed to help wo m en achieve balance and s ucce ss in life, work and health and learn how to increa s e overall wellne ss T o regi s ter or obtain m ore inform ation, vi s it Wo m enOnWellne ss .org or call 7296 88 0. Attendee s to thi s year’ s event will receive a free, one year m e m ber s hip to H2U: Health to You. Parrot Heads meet T he E m erald Coa s t Parrot Head Club will have their m onthly m eet-ing Friday, April 11 fro m 5:308 :30 p. m at Harry T s De s tin Harbor. Delicious good deeds T he s econd annual “Grab a Fork, Lend a Hand” event, will be Saturday, April 12 at 6 p. m at Holy Na m e of Je s u s Catholic Church’ s Pari s h Life Center in Niceville. For m ore infor m ation call Catholic Charitie s at 737-0 8 64. Earth Day cleanup T he Okaloo s a County Environ m ental Council will have an Earth Day Beach Cleanup on April 12 fro m 8 -10 a. m Volunteer s plea s e wear clo s ed s hoe s glove s cap and s un s creen.Free T s hirt s s oda and s nack s to volunteer s while s upplie s la s t. Organizations that wi s h to s chedule clean up event s at different day s or location s plea s e contact Nancy Hu ss ong, T ouri s t Develop m ent Council at 651-7131. Genealogy Society meets T he Genealogy Society of Okaloo s a County will m eet at 10 a. m at the Heritage Mu s eu m of Northwe s t Florida, Valparai s o, on April 12. Gue s t s are alway s welco m e. For infor m ation call 243 0352. Freedom rally T he Florida Panhandle Patriot s and Niceville-Valparai s o T ea Party are holding “Operation: We the People” on Saturday, April 12. T here will be s peaker s food and m u s ic in front of the Niceville City Hall, 20 8 N. Partin Drive, in Niceville fro m 11:30-4 p. m T he rally will take place rain or s hine. Fe s tivitie s begin at 11:30 a. m For m ore inform ation contact Brenda at 8 658 777. Yard sale extravaganza Saint Paul Lutheran Church will hold it s Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza fro m 7 a. m .–Noon Saturday, April 12 in the Church parking lot at 1407 E. John Si ms Parkway in Niceville. Proceed s fro m the yard s ale will be u s ed for a Lutheran s cholar s hip fund and variou s other charitable purpo s e s throughout our co mm unity. For m ore infor m ation call the Church Office at 67 8 -129 8 Gospel concert Libby and Friend s Go s pel Concert Mini s try pre s ent s T he Allen Fa m ily of Bran s on, Mo. on April 12, at 6 p. m at the Central Bapti s t Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Cre s tview. A s ugge s ted $10 donation i s reque s ted at the door and a love offering will be received. All invited. For m ore infor m ation vi s it libbyandfriend sgo s pelconcert s .co m Easter egg roll T here will be an Ea s ter Egg Roll event at Woodland s Park, Bluewater, April 12 fro m 9 a. m .-1 p. m Participant s are a s ked to bring a decorated hard boiled egg and wooden s poon to participate in race s For m ore inform ation plea s e call Debbie Stretch at 21 8 8 312 or vi s it bluewaterbay.org. Garage sale T he Niceville Garden Club and Unitarian Univer s ali s t Church will have m ultiple yard s ale s on Saturday, April 12 fro m 8 a. m .noon. T he Garden Club s ale will be at the corner of John Si ms Parkway and Bay Shore Drive in Valparai s o acro ss fro m the Valparai s o Po s t Office. T he Unitarian Univer s ali s t Church s ale will be adjacent in the church parking lot on Bay Shore Drive. For more infor m ation, e m ail nvgc1@cox.net. NFSO finale T he Northwe s t Florida Sy m phony Orche s tra will clo s e the 2013-2014 s ea s on on April 12, at 7:30 p. m with a “Ger m an Spring Celebration.” Individual ticket s are $22.50 each for adult s $16 for active duty m ilitary and youth age s 1 8 and younger. T he NFSO perfor ms in the m ain s tage theater at the Mattie Kelly Art s Center at Northwe s t Florida State College, 100 College Blvd. Ea s t, Niceville. Call for ticket s fro m the center’ s Box Office at 729-6000 or m attiekellyart s center.org. Film screening T he NWFSC Fil m Club i s excited to join with NWFSC Read s for a s creening of “ T he Hour s ,” rated PG13 on Monday, April 14at 6:30 p. m in J-32 8 in the Art s Wing of the Mattie Kelly Art s Center. Fil m Club will begin at 6:30 p. m. with introduction s and the s election of the final fil m of the s e m e s ter. “ T he Hour s ” will s creen s hortly thereafter, with a di s cu ss ion to follow. Free food and drink will be provided. Everyone i s welco m e. 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 “Facebook for Your Bu s ine ss ,” held on April 14 fro m 9 a. m .–4 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 mber 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 m ore infor m ation, plea s e contact the Cha m ber at 67 8 -2323. Give blood Give blood on Monday, April 1415, at Northwe s t Florida State College, Niceville fro m 10 a. m .-4 p. m All donor s will receive a ts hirt. After hours Join the Cha m ber and CCB Co mm unity Bank, Niceville, for Bu s ine ss After Hour s T ue s day, April 15 fro m 5–7 p. m T he the m e i s “Fie s ta!” T here will be food, beverage s door prize s and networking opportunitie s at CCB Co mm unity Bank in Niceville. Contact the Cha m ber for more infor m ation, 67 8 -2323. Learning laughter T he Co mm unity Senior Education s erie s “ T he Healing Power of Hu m or” will be at Sterling Hou s e, 1551 Merchant s Way, Niceville, fro m 6-6:30 p. m April 15. Plea s e re s erve by calling Mary Ann T roiano at 729-3323. Volunteer opportunities Northwe s t Florida State College’ s PRIME T i m e i s ho s ting a Volunteer Day on Wedne s day, April 16 fro m 10 a. m .–1:00 p. m T he event will be held in the Student Service s Center and the Student Activitie s Center, 1 s t floor s at the Niceville ca m pu s Local repre s entative s fro m a large variety of nonprofit agencie s will be on hand to an s wer que s tion s about volunteer opportunitie s in the local area. For m ore infor m ation, plea s e contact Laura Schultze, Profe ss ional and Continuing Education, at 72960 8 4. Give blood Give blood on Friday, April 1 8 at T win Citie s Ho s pital, Niceville, fro m 9 a. m .-2 p. m All donor s will receive two Fandango m ovie ticket voucher s NWFSC Reads Noted author Michael Cunningha m will read at Northwe s t Florida State College on April 21 at 7 p. m in the Sprint T heater. T o learn m ore about Michael Cunningha m vi s it m ichaelcunningha m writer.co m For m ore infor m ation about NWFSC Read s contact Dr. Deborah Ne s ter at 729-6443. 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 “Facebook for Your Bu sine ss ,” held on April 22 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 $50 until April 11, and $60 until April 1 8 the la s t day to regi s ter. 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 m ore infor m ation, plea s e contact the Cha m ber at 67 8 -2323. 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 A R NFSO season finaleThe Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will close the 2013-2014 season on April 12, at 7:30 p.m. with a “German Spring Celebration.” Individual tickets are $22.50 each for adults, $16 for active duty military and youth ages 18 and younger. Call for tickets from the center s Box Office at 729-6000 or mattiekellyartscenter.org. CHURCH DIRECTORY MAUNDY THURSDAY A p r i l 17 7:00pm Holy Communion Stripping of the AltarGOOD FRIDAY A p r i l 18 7:00pm Tenebrae Service-Seven Last Words Sealing of the TombEASTER SUNDAY, A p r i l 20 6:00am Lutheran Sunrise Service Beasley Park, Okaloosa Island8:30 a m Fest i val Worsh ip9:45 am Bagel Breakfast Children s Easter Egg Hunt10:30 a m Fest i val Worsh ipH O L Y W E E K W O R S H I P S C H E D U L E 1407 E. John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, Florida67 8 -129 8www.stpaulniceville.com Pastor John L. UnderdahlST PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Worship Services9:00am ~ Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy Communion 11:01am ~ Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion) Nursery, ages 6 wks-2 yrs; Sunday School, ages 3-12, both servicesYouth OutreachWednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm ~ The Shed Hang out ~ Engage ~ Worship ~ Grow!Holy Week• Maundy Thursday Service, April 17, 7pm • Good Friday Service, April 18, Noon Stations of the Cross, April 18, 1pm • April 20, Easter SONrise at 5am 9am & 11:01am Easter Services www.iacdestin.org 850-837-6324 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin“POINTING THE WAY TO JESUS” Happy Easter to all! First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 THEBAYBEACON

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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. Drivers: Home EVERY Weekend. Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or, walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888880-5911 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville • 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Niceville. 2425 Edgewater. 3bd, 3.5ba. Waterview, 2530 sf. Offers unique features. Must see. Call owner 850-678-0153 Mobile home with land in private community, Niceville Bay area. 16x70, 3BR, 2bath. Immaculate condition. Very Clean. Directly across from community pool. 404-453-2522. EMERALD COAST PIPES AND DRUMS Looking for Snare and Tenor Drummers. We practice Thursday evenings and perform locally. Please call Mark at 850-226-1700 Sale benefiting Relay For Life. Friday & Saturday, April 11 & 12. 8am-noon. 302 Tala Way. Niceville. Help Wanted Miscellaneous Yard Sales Homes for Sale Homes for Sale by Owner Homes for Sale C LA SS I F IE DS BeaconWhere Buyers and Sellers Meet!Ž Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.We Can Help You Get There!Call Carriage Hills Realty. (850) 678-5178Whichever Route You Choose... 1821 John Sims Pkwy. | Niceville, Florida 32578 www.CarriageHills.com | Realtor@CarriageHills.com 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SF PRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For more information call897-6464 Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Office Space/Rent Price of First Run............$ + Price of subsequent runs$ = Total Price......................$ Please write ad on form. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20¢. Attach more paper if needed. BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE: 2:00 p.m. Fri. for Wed. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center. Hours:8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. E-MAIL : Classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) Name Phone Address *Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers Ads are non-refundable. CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOUR BEACON CLASSIFIED AD!Beacon Newspapers • 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. • Niceville, FL • (850) 678-1080 ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ $11.20 ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ $11.40 ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ $11.60 ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ $11.80 ______________________ ______________________ $11.00 ______________________ $12.00First Word50% DISCOUNT FOR ADDITIONAL WEEKS OR PAPERS. Check publications to publish ad: Bay Beacon (Number of weeks) Eglin Flyer (Number of weeks) Hurlburt Patriot (Number of weeks) If you want Niceville, Valparaiso and Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon. 850-678-1080 Capture the Eglin market in the base paper!The cost-effective way to reach your customers on Eglin Air Force Base! USO gets donationTwin Cities Woman s Club donated snacks and other items to the USO of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso Airport. Pictured from left, Lillian Lewis, TCWC President; Camelia Clapp, TCWC Public and Military Affairs Committee Chair; and Karen-Anne Bergesen, Volunteer with the USO of Northwest Florida. Dog needs new homePoncho is an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to Alaqua Animal Refuge in need of a quiet, low activity forever home where he can be the center of attention. To adopt Poncho or any of the animals at Alaqua, fill out an adoption form at: alaquaanimalrefuge.org/ApplyforAdoption, visit 914 Whitfield Road, Freeport, or call 880-6399. T HE BEACON’SAT YOUR SERVICE TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Don t be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! BayouTreeService COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. COMPUTER REPAIR PRESSURE WASHING (850) 699-7866Houses Drive-ways Fencing Dock RVs Decks“No Job Too Small”Licen s ed & In s uredE&D Pressure Washingq 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 TUTORING ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!Adverti s e thi s s ize s pace for only $3 8 .95 per week, adverti s ing in At Your Service i s ea s y AND affordable! Call u s at 67 8 -10 8 0 or s top by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of thi s incredible bargain! 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DUNCANIrrigation Sy s te ms Repairs Extensions Well/Pump Repair Professional Installation Free Estimates LAWN CARE 678-4373M&ELawn Care• Complete lawn maintenance • Commercial/Residential • FREE Estimates TREE SERVICE Country Roads Tree Service“We cut so you don’t have to”• Tree removal with stump grinding • Tree trimming & thinning • Storm damage clean up • Fully Licensed/Insured • Call today for a Free Estimate!Ask for Joe the Tree Man!(850)461-7170 Residential/Commercial MATTRESS CLEANING (850)710-6111DUST MITESIN YOUR MATTRESS!• 1 OUNCE OF DUST CAN CONTAIN UP TO 14,000 DUST MITES!• A TYPICAL DUST MITE DEFECATES ABOUT 20 TIMES PER DAY! Cost for King Size Mattress: Reg. $179Cleaning Service & Mattress Protector Included: Now $89 www.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. 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Page B-4 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 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 high school students from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. Five awards were given. *** William Easley of Niceville was recently named to the Maine Maritime Academy Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Easley graduated from Collegiate High School in 2013 and earned his A.A from Northwest Florida State College. Easley was also an Eagle Scout with Troop 553 in Bluewater Bay, is presently a member of Alpha Phi Omega the Schooner Bowdoin Club and plays rugby. WHO SFrom page B-1 Stefanie Prinsloo William Easley Home Run Derby debutThis year Niceville Valparaiso Little League s opening day, March 8, was topped off with the a Home Run Derby. 20 of the Major League s top hitters battled for the title of Home Run Derby Champ in a three round competition. The winners pictured, from left, Mason Swanick in 1st place, Sam Carrell in 2nd place, Joey Cary in 3rd place, Parker Porter in 4th place and Sam Barkman in 5th place. 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated. This 3/2 Blue Pine Village cottage-style home is 1358 SF of perfection! Neat and petite, it has all the features you’re searching for: great location, split bedroom design, granite counters, new HVAC, recent roof and appliances, a sunny Florida room! Bluewater Elementary is just a few minutes’ walk from here, and so is the Blue Pine community swimming pool! Welcome home for $189,900! LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netAtHomeInNiceville.comUPDATED AND “FAMILY-PERFECT”…