The Bay beacon

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The Bay beacon
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Beacon
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Niceville, Fla
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United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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Baseball Eagles set for regionalsNiceville High School won its first baseball district title since 2009 Thursday when it beat Crestview for the 1-7A district title, 3-0. The Eagles will face Lincoln High School in the regional quarterfinal tonight at 7 p.m. at home. Will West, pictured below, shared credit with Drew Dungan for the shutout that brought down the Bulldogs. Left, dirt flew at the plate in the fourth inning as Andrew Engle slid to score after Cody Moore hit a double that also brought teammate Drew Frederic home. Separately, Rocky Bayou Christian School won the District 1 Class 3A championship the same day, page B-4.Beacon photos by Sarah ClausonThe way has been cleared for Okaloosa Gas District to take over and operate the part of the naturalgas distribution system on Eglin Air Force Base that it doesn't already own. An agreement between the Valparaiso-based utility and the Air Force has been signed by both parties, the district's board of directors were told during a meeting last week. Execution of the agreement set in motion steps for Okaloosa Gas to assume ownership of the natural gas system located on the Eglin main base and the Eglin reservation. Gas district and federal representatives met to define the steps to finalize the final utility bill of sale, in which no money will change hands. At that point, Okaloosa Gas will assume responsibility of the complete natural gas distribution system within Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field, Duke Field, and the 7th Special Forces as part of an Air Forcewide utility privatization initiative. Separately, Corvias Military Living, a private contractor that will build and operate military housing on Eglin and Hurlburt, has received a signed copy of an agreement under which Corvias will finalize provisions for Okaloosa Gas to provide natural gas service to the new homes that will be located on the military bases. In other business, the Okaloosa Gas board was told that the utility is turning its compressed natural gas marketing efforts towards small-fleet conversions. The district will develop a new CNG rate to lure small fleets of motor vehicles to convert to natural gas to save on fuel costs. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Members of the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NWFTCA) Thursday voted unanimously to leave a possible extension of the MidBay Bridge Connector road by about 4.3 miles, from State Road 85 north of Niceville to a point near the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, for the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA) to build if it chooses. Earlier this month the bridge authority voted to pursue such a project. The NWFTCA, which last year ranked such an airport connector as its top priorityBy Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Correspondent The Niceville City Council met April 22 in a special meeting to choose the lender to refinance a series of 2005 bonds for water and sewer projects. All council members were present except Judy Boudreaux. The resolution passed unanimously to accept the proposal for $5.5 million in loans from Trustmark Bank, of Jackson, Miss. The amount increased from a planned $5.1 million so the city could take advantage of lower interest rates while retaining the same terms and debt service on the loans, which will end in 2024 and 2030. Bill Fray of Fray Municipal Securities, finance adviser to the city, told the council that the low bidder FNBT.com Bank “refused to follow up on their commitment in their RFP response.” The city gave FNBT.com Bank, Fort Walton Beach, until noon on the day of the meeting to honor its original low bid with a true interest cost of 1.95 percent or negotiate another rate, but there was no response, according to city officials. The second place bidder was Trustmark National Bank, which offered a true interest cost of 2.58 percent on the $5.5 million loan. The original loan rates, which the new loans will replace, ranged from 3.5 to 4.3 percent. The city will generate $631,158 of savings which includes all related costs of the financing. An additional $271,642 will be deposited to the construction fund at closing from the water and sewer sinking fund. The $271,642 had been set aside to pay off the bond that comes due in June 2014, but it will be paid with the new loan funds. City Manager Lannie Corbin said he had no particular projects in mind for the money yet. “We start our budget process for next fiscal year in June and we’ll be coming up on all kinds of projects at that time,” Corbin said. Councilman Bill Schaetzle said, “I think it’s the right thing to do. It saved the city about $600,000 by refinancing and the savings can be applied to T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50¢Wednesday, April 30, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see DEBT, page A-2 Police Blotter, page A-4Thurs., noon The Twin Cities Ministerial Association will host the local observance of the annual National Day of Prayer on the front steps of Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. Public welcome. 6781611. Fri.-Sat., 6:30 p.m. Rocky Bayou Christian School will presents the musical play "The Secret Garden Spring Version" at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and may be reserved or purchased at the door. 2794112. Sat., 9 a.m. The annual EOD Memorial ceremony will be held at the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Range Road, Niceville. Free and open to the public. Mon., 5:30 p.m. Republican candidates for Okaloosa County Commissioner District 4, will participate in a public forum at Bluewater Bay's Clubhouse, Niceville which includes dinner for $15. Incumbent Don Amunds and challengers Trey Goodwin and Henry Kelley will speak and answer questions. Open to the public. 678-2182. Calendar, B-3 COMING UP House robber gets 15 yearsNiceville awards $5.5 million debt dealCircuit Judge John T. Brown has sentenced Corey Landon McComas to 15.1 years in state prison, with 15 years to be served as a minimum mandatory sentence following his plea of no contest to a charge of robbing a Niceville home, according to William Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit. McComas will serve 15 years without "gain time" because of his status as a prison releasee reoffender, according to Eddins. McComas was also sentenced as a habitual felony offender. He was on probation at the time he committed the robbery. On July 12, 2013, McComas entered a home in Niceville to visit an acquaintance, who was one of the residents, according to the state attorney. While inside the residence, McComas took a small safe that contained the victim’s medications. When the victim saw he was taking it, McComas pulled aTakeover of Eglin gas network advances Corey Landon McComas Please see ROBBER, page A-2Highway option is handed off to bridge panel Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithA watermelon eating contest was a favorite contest for children at the Saturday in the Park event at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and Perrine Park. Pictured, kids had to eat the watermelon to the white rind to win. The winner won a watermelon among other prizes. Saturday in the Park is one of the annual events that the museum depends on for funding, according to Steve Czonstka, a museum trustee, along with memberships and other fund raising events, and he said he was pleased with the turn out. "This is the best one we've ever had," said Czonstka. "The bake sale was sold out. We had a lot of people come through the museum and sign up for memberships."Tasty tourney Please see OPTION, page A-2 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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other areas within the city. By doing that, that helps keep taxes down.” At a meeting April 15, officials had expressed unhappiness upon being told that FNBT.com Bank had withdrawn its low bid, which would have saved the city even more money in the refinancing. City Attorney Dixie Dan Powell said April 22, “We hoped to be able to continue our relationship with FNBT, but we’re pleased to foster a banking relationship with Trustmark.” Councilman Sal Nodjomian said, “The savings that’ll result from the refinance will afford us an opportunity to make other investments in the city.” He added, “This council is very interested in fiscal responsibility for the city.” The closing for the new loans was set for April 29. DEBTFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, April 30, 2014 THEBAYBEACON 729-2131 Auto  Business  Home  Life  Flood HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? 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Sprague added, however, that the board remains free to “recognize that changes can be made at any time.” NWFTCA chairman Robert Montgomery said that the NWFTCA will “continue discussions with Eglin,” but did not indicate any likelihood that the NWFTCA will revive its own involvement in the project. No representatives of the Air Force appeared at Thursday’s meeting or addressed the NWFTCA. Following last week’s meeting, Montgomery spoke with the Beacon, saying that the bridge connector extension project will probably be turned over to the MBBA. He said the exact point at which such a road might connect to a highway serving the airport would have to be worked out between the MBBA and the Air Force. Montgomery told the Beacon, “It is my understanding that the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority has enough money to fund such a project without making it a toll road.” The NWFTCA had previously estimated the cost of such a project at about $50 million. The bridge authority earlier this month estimated the cost at $40 million. Montgomery said that to the best of his knowledge, the MBBA receives enough toll revenue from the existing Mid-Bay Bridge and its connector route around the north of Niceville to fund such a project, especially if additional traffic between the Northwest Florida Regional Airport and beachfront resort communities such as Destin, Sandestin, and Okaloosa Island produce additional toll revenue along the connector and over the bridge. In other business during Thursday’s meeting, Mary Beth Washnock, a senior planner with the West Florida Regional Planning Council, invited NWFTCA members to attend the second annual Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium, scheduled to be held May 29 and 30 in Pensacola. She said the event will feature industry panel experts and keynote speakers, including Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad, Gil Penalosa, Executive Director of “8-80 Cities,” and Tim Chapin of the Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Topics to be discussed during the symposium will include a “Florida State legislators update,” “Florida’s wicked planning problems,” “Bringing industry to our region,” “Aviation and port planning,” “The future of transit in Florida,” “Complete streets,” “Transportation – planning to reality,” “Building lean & green,” “Alternative energy,” and “Health and the built environment.” NWFTCA General Counsel Nick Beninate told the NWFTCA members that it is permissible under the Florida sunshine law for more than one member to attend the transportation symposium, as long as they do not discuss NWFTCA business among themselves while there. Meetings of the NWFTCA are held quarterly, and rotate among various locations within Northwest Florida. The next NWFTCA meeting is scheduled for July 24, in Port Saint Joe. OPTIONFrom page A-1 Gordon Sprague The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority has assumed responsibility for exploring whether to build a highway linking the Northwest Florida Regional Airport with the MBBA's recently completed expressway, which terminates at Highway 85 just north of Niceville. Pictured, an aerial photo presented to the bridge authority's governing board earlier this month showing the Eglin Air Force Base land through which such a highway, if built, would go. handgun from his pocket, pointed it at the victim and said, “This is happening.” The weapon was later determined to be a BB gun. McComas fled down the street and got into a taxi, which was quickly tracked down by Niceville police officers. By that time, however, McComas had fled the cab. Both the cab driver, who was not a taxi employee, and a passenger denied any knowledge of what McComas had intended to do. McComas reportedly had only told them he was going to get some money that was owed to him, according to Eddins. The passenger said that while McComas was in the cab, he opened the safe and pills went flying everywhere. Law enforcement found the safe, two empty pill bottles, and some loose pills in the cab. They also recovered an air pistol. The investigation which led to McComas, who was arrested July 21, was conducted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Niceville Police Department. Assistant Sate Attorney Clifton Drake prosecuted the case. ROBBERFrom page A-1 850-678-1593 | Open: Mon.-Sat. 9-6Oak Creek Shopping Center, Nicevillewww.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986THANKS TO ALL FOR VOTING US Finest Bookstore Gift Shop Greeting Card Shop!

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ArrestsOn April 19, Valparaiso police arrested Benjamin Edward Keicher, 24, a construction worker, 954 Rue de Palms, Niceville, for 11 counts of possession of controlled substance. While investigating another crime, police encountered Keicher inside of a home belonging to another person. Police discovered a variety of drugs in the home, which Keicher said did not belong to him. A search of Keicher’s person, however, revealed 11 Suboxone sublingual films, for which Keicher admitted having no prescription, and he admitted that he had obtained them from the street a few days earlier. * On April 21, Niceville police arrested Stefen Jade Shauf, 23, 1618, Date Palm Dr., Niceville, for one count of possession of controlled substance (0.3 grams of heroin), and one count of possession of narcotic paraphernalia (syringe and burned spoon). Police visited Shauf’s address in response to an anonymous tip, and asked if there were any illegal narcotics in the house. Shauf replied “No sir.” Police then asked for consent to search his bedroom and he consented. He led officers into his master bathroom and opened the top left drawer of the bathroom counter, exposing one used syringe, one burned spoon, seven empty small ziplock bags and one that contained approximately 0.3 grams of suspected heroin that later field tested positive for the presence of heroin. * On April 21, Niceville police arrested Blaine Alexander Thomas, 28, unemployed, of 1609 Date Palm Dr., Niceville, for one count of dealing in stolen property and one count of grand theft. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident on Dec. 5 in which Thomas rented a demolition hammer from a rental store in Niceville, then pawned it in Fort Walton Beach for $300. * On April 22, Niceville police arrested Stephan Jacob Mesiner, 25, unemployed, 403 Evans Rd., Niceville, for one count of knowingly driving with a license suspended or revoked, habitual offender.Summonses servedOn April 21, Niceville police cited Zoe Demetra Bitzes, 21, of 4466 Kingslynn Rd., Niceville, for one count of drug equipment possession, and cited Ronald Steven Beckwith, 27, of 1027 Alderwood Way, Niceville, for one count of marijuana possession, not more than 20 grams. A police officer observed Bitzes and Beckwith sitting in a vehicle on Alderwood Way with the vehicle lights turned off. The vehicle was partially parked on the city right-of-way and partially on the roadway, with the vehicle pointed toward oncoming traffic. There had previously been complaints called into the police department in reference to people sitting in the same spot smoking marijuana. The officer first observed the occupants as the officer drove past the vehicle heading in the opposite direction. The officer turned around and pulled up behind the vehicle, exited the marked patrol car, and approached the passenger side of the vehicle. The passenger, Beckwith, exited and began to walk away from the police officer after the officer began speaking with him. Bitzes also exited the vehicle at that time. The officer smelled the odor of marijuana when Beckwith opened the door. The officer asked Beckwith if he had any identification on him and what they were doing. Beckwith said, “I live here.” Beckwith did not say what address he lived at or point to a specific residence. The officer asked Beckwith to turn around to be patted down for weapons. As Beckwith began to turn back toward the officer, the officer saw what appeared to be a glass pipe inside Beckwith’s front left jean pocket. Beckwith turned around and said, “I do not consent to this search.” The officer explained he was not searching him. Beckwith attempted to put his left hand inside his front left jean jacket. The officer grabbed Beckwith’s hand and told him not to reach in his pockets again. The officer patted down the same pocket and felt what appeared to be a large pipe. The officer asked Beckwith what was in the pocket. Beckwith said it was a pipe. The officer removed the pipe, which contained a burned substance, along with a smaller glass pipe. The officer located a small clear plastic baggie in Beckwith’s front right jean pocket containing a green leafy substance which later tested positive for the presence of THC. The officer conducted a search of the vehicle based on the odor of marijuana and located a "one hitter," which was made to look like a cigarette. The officer asked Bitzes what she used the hitter for and she said to smoke marijuana. * On April 22, Niceville police cited Kristie Marie Berhow, 34, of 1727 Union Ave., Niceville, for one count of drug equipment possession. Berhow was the front seat passenger in a vehicle stopped by police for white light emitting from a taillight. An officer approached the vehicle on the driver side, and asked the driver to roll down the left rear window for safety purposes. The driver complied, and the officer smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle based on the odor, the officer located a glass pipe in a pack of rolling papers inside Berhow’s purse. The pipe smelled of marijuana. The officer asked Berhow about the pipe, and she said she uses it to smoke marijuana. Also located in the vehicle was approximately 4.5 grams of marijuana underneath a baby seat. Also cited was Richard Grey Brennan, 30, of 650 Country Club Ave., Fort Walton Beach, for possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Brennan was the left rear passenger of the vehicle, and when questioned, he said that it was his marijuana that was located under the baby seat, where he said he had put it when the police officer pulled over the vehicle. Brennan also said that a pack of rolling papers on the floorboard near where he was sitting were probably his, too. The suspected marijuana tested positive for the presence of THC, and weighed in at approximately 4.5 grams.Other incidentsOn April 11, an Okaloosa deputy responded to an address on Baywood Drive in Niceville regarding grand theft of a motor vehicle. * On April 14, Niceville police responded to an address on Hart Street, regarding criminal mischief. The complainant stated that someone had set fire to some of his landscaping straw, and that he believed it was done by some kids. * On April 15 someone reported to Niceville police that his trailer tag had been stolen. * On April 16, Niceville police responded to an address on Crestview Avenue regarding criminal mischief. * On April 15, Niceville police responded to an address on Derby Downs, regarding a grand theft. A complainant told police that unknown persons had pried the lock off a construction trailer and removed a paint sprayer valued at $2,800, another paint sprayer valued at $3,500, and six 5-gallon buckets of new paint, valued at $720. * On April 15, Niceville police responded to an address on Rhonda Drive regarding a report of fraud/identity theft. The complainant reported that he had received a notice of debt collection for an ambulance ride supposedly taken while he resided in New Mexico. The complainant said that he had never taken an ambulance ride while in New Mexico and someone must have used his personal information. * On April 21, a couple entered the Niceville police station to report a possible identity theft. They said that they had been notified by email that their credit card had been reported stolen. They contacted their credit card company and learned that no such report had been made. * On April 22, Niceville police responded to an address on Bullock Boulevard in reference to a stolen vehicle. The complainant reported that her vehicle had been taken from in front of her residence, and that she believed she had left the keys in the vehicle and the vehicle unlocked. * On April 22, Niceville police responded to the Eglin golf course regarding a report of criminal mischief. A course maintenance official reported that he had discovered two broken windows on a restroom building at the 14th hole of the Eagle golf course. In addition, a $600 water cooler had been knocked over, damaging its spout, a light fixture had been broken, and three tee markers were missing from the 14th hole. Someone had also defecated on the floor of the restroom. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Apr. 21, 2014 through Apr. 27, 2014. 0 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms2 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME S. Cedar Ave..........................Medical.............................4/21/14.............................01:05 N. Partin Dr.............................Medical.............................4/21/14.............................10:03 S.R. 123.................................Cancelled.........................4/21/14.............................20:39 S. Partin Dr.............................Medical.............................4/22/14.............................10:02 E. John Sims Pkwy................Medical.............................4/22/14.............................12:09 Edge Ave................................Medical.............................4/22/14.............................20:01 Nathey Ave.............................Medical.............................4/23/14.............................10:15 N. Partin Dr.............................Medical.............................4/23/14.............................11:31 Redwood Ave.........................Medical.............................4/23/14.............................14:37 Drew Ct..................................Medical.............................4/23/14.............................17:48 E. John Sims Pkwy................Medical.............................4/23/14.............................21:27 McEwen Dr.............................Medical.............................4/23/14.............................23:58 N. Partin Dr.............................Medical.............................4/24/14.............................07:33 Davis Dr..................................Medical.............................4/24/14.............................09:00 S.R. 285.................................Medical.............................4/24/14.............................14:59 Edge Ave. ..............................Life flight...........................4/24/14.............................18:26 Regatta Dr..............................Medical.............................4/25/14.............................00:37 26th Street..............................Medical.............................4/25/14.............................03:25 N. Partin Dr.............................Medical.............................4/25/14.............................07:41 W. John Sims Pkwy...............Power line down..............4/25/14.............................19:34 Lake Ct...................................Service call.......................4/25/14.............................21:30 Hart Street..............................Alarm activation...............4/25/14.............................22:38 Hart Street..............................Alarm activation...............4/25/14.............................23:51 S. Palm Blvd..........................Medical.............................4/26/14.............................10:16 E. John Sims Pkwy................Vehicle crash....................4/26/14.............................17:13 Camellia Pl.............................Medical.............................4/27/14.............................09:10 Yacht Club Dr.........................Service call.......................4/27/14.............................13:07 W. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical.............................4/27/14.............................14:49 Weekly Safety Tip: If an electrical appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately and have it serviced before using it again. Replace any electrical cord that is cracked or frayed. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from Apr. 21, 2014 through Apr. 27, 2014. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Prestwick Dr...........................Public assist......................4/21/14.............................00:44 Merchants Way......................Medical..............................4/21/14.............................03:01 Merchants Way......................Medical assist...................4/21/14.............................10:20 Merchants Way......................Medical..............................4/21/14.............................10:49 Range Rd...............................Explosive/bomb removal.4/21/14.............................11:11 N. White Point Rd..................Medical..............................4/22/14.............................05:22 Bermuda Way........................Animal problem................4/22/14.............................13:54 Prestwick Dr...........................Medical..............................4/22/14.............................19:03 Wright Cir................................Medical..............................4/23/14.............................00:17 Dominica Cir...........................Medical..............................4/23.14.............................16:39 Nelson Point Rd.....................Medical..............................4/24/14.............................08:17 Parkwood Cir..........................Medical..............................4/24/14.............................09:04 White Point Rd.......................Medical..............................4/24/14.............................10:00 Rosewood Way......................Public assist......................4/24/14.............................11:39 Canterbury Cir........................Medical..............................4/24/14.............................14:47 Rosewood Way......................Assist invalid.....................4/24/14.............................16:53 Cat Mar Rd.............................Medical..............................4/24/14.............................20:28 Westlake Ct............................Dispatched & cancelled...4/25/14.............................01:10 N. White Point Rd..................Medical..............................4/25/14.............................16:16 N. White Point Rd..................Medical..............................4/25/14.............................20:53 Windlake Dr............................Public assist......................4/26/14.............................00:07 N. White Point Rd..................Medical assist...................4/26/14.............................16:26 E. Rosewood Way.................Public assist......................4/26/14.............................21:10 Curacao Cove........................Medical assist...................4/26/14.............................22:21 N. White Point Rd..................Medical assist...................4/27/14.............................06:24 Windrush Dr............................Medical..............................4/27/14.............................13:46 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Wanted As Of: 04/04/2013 Unemployment Compensation Fraud Name: Johnny Dwayne Sparks, Sr. Sex: Male Race: Caucasian Age: 50 DOB: 06/04/1963 Height: 5ft 7in Weight: 160 lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Green Wanted As Of: 04/22/2013 VOP-Grand Theft Auto Name: Nathaniel Bryan Morris Sex: Male Race: Caucasian Age: 34 DOB: 10/13/1979 Height: 5ft 7in Weight: 135 lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-4 Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Stefen Jade Shauf Dear Bay Beacon, I am so impressed with the ads that your advertising department creates whether it’s an ad just for me or for the Keller Williams group at Bluewater Bay. They are vibrant and eye-catching so I know they draw attention. So many people will say, “I know you” even if they are strangers to me. 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With spring in full bloom on the Gulf Coast, the Panhandle Butterfly House, Navarre, opens its doors for a 17th season on Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. to showcase a worldwide collection of butterflies and vast array of plant life. Just inside the door, a worldwide collection of butterflies, donated by Dr. Tom Grow of Gulf Breeze, is on display. He donated the collection in 1999 and all the butterflies in the collection have been numbered and identified since then. After enjoying the collection, you can see the real thing as you enter the vivarium where hundreds of local butterflies are fluttering around, enjoying their natural habitat. A large collection of natural plants and flowers can also be observed. No one should need a coat in the vivarium, as it is kept quite warm. The butterflies prefer to have a temperature of around 80 degrees. Since they are coldblooded animals, they use the environmental heat to get their wings moving. Those that don’t require so much heat to get moving will appreciate one of the newest improvements to the vivarium; a fan and mist system to cool things off for visitors. “We’ve had a lot of mention in the past about the heat,” said Mary Derrick, the Panhandle Butterfly House Extension Coordinator. “The new misting and fan system is very high quality to keep visitors cooler during the hot months.” Also inside the vivarium you will find displays of caterpillars and various other insects as well as an exhibit on the life cycle of the butterfly. Native habitats for butterflies are slowly disappearing and the Panhandle Butterfly House is designed to educate the public on habitat conservation and ecosystem management. The Butterfly House encourages people to consider planting a butterfly garden that receives plenty of sunlight with “butterfly-friendly” plants, such as milkweed, parsley, fennel, dill, wild petunias, wormwood and Queen Anne’s lace, among others. Butterflies will lay their eggs only on certain plants. Monarch butterflies only lay their eggs on the milkweed plant, so if you want to see lots of beautiful monarchs in your yard, plant some milkweed. The Butterfly House even offers milkweed seeds for sale in their shop. Proceeds from the sales go help support the butterflies. Thousands of visitors toured the house last year, many of them kids that went through the Kidderpillar school tours. The Kidderpillar school tours teach children to understand the insect’s role in the environment. The school tour won the Florida Master Gardener 4-H award for 2008. The Butterfly House depends on volunteer docents to help with things such as monitoring the facility, greeting the public and answering questions. A training course is available for prospective docents. It also needs garden volunteers in the early spring to get the inside and outside gardens in shape for the new season. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The house is run completely on donations. To help defray some of the costs associated with the butterflies visitors are welcome to make tax deductible contributions either at the Butterfly House or online. Donors can also purchase special bricks that are placed in the walkways of the Butterfly House or purchase gift items in the Monarch Market. The role of the Butterfly House is strictly educational. Their goal is to have folks leave with an appreciation for insects and their role in the environment and to understand they are very important to food production and to the whole ecosystem. Worldwide, the butterfly population is decreasing due to the loss of habitat. The Panhandle Butterfly House wants kids who have visited to go home and plant a butterfly plant to support butterflies. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 “If they receive a scholarship, they shouldn t get a salary on top of that.” “It s a bad idea. Sports are a part of the athletes college education. If they want to make money at it, they can do that as professionals after they graduate.” “The money earned from college sports should benefit all the students at the college, not just the student athletes.”What do you think about paying college scholarship athletes as “employees” of the colleges they play for?“I really don t know. I don t follow college football that much.” “When they re in bowl games and the colleges get a lot of money, I think the players should be compensated, but in the regular season, they should be regular student athletes. However, all players should be paid an equal amount.” “I think it s a good idea. They should compensate the kids. The schools are making a ton of money off them.”Location: Winn Dixie shopping center THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Ken Krause, 52, Niceville, contractor Devon Hunt, 46, Valparaiso, boat captain Cecilia Wallace, 50, Bluewater Bay, sales manager Robira Everett, 28, Niceville, homemaker Randy Bonds, 60, Tampa, business owner Stephen Siefke, 61, Dayton, Ohio, program manager What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, April 30, 2014 Page A-5 SIMPLY THE BEST At Bay Area Better Hearing, we feel we’re the best in town because we offer: OUR NAME BRANDS: Oticon, Phonak, Siemens  MOST UP-TO-DATE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY  FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE  FAIR, AFFORDABLE PRICES  30 DAY TRIAL PRIVILEGE Call today for a FREE Hearing Profile When you think of hearing ... Think of Bay Area Better Hearing. LESLIEA. 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Parking is directly in front of the building. Other activities: Be sure to bring your sunscreen and bathing suit, as Navarre Park is not only home to the Butterfly House but also a children’s water park, playground and beach. Young and old alike thrill to have the opportunity to interact with butterflies so closely. One of the thousands of butterflies at the Panhandle Butterfly House relaxes on a leaf in the arboretum. D D A A Y Y T T R R I I P P P P E E R RFlutter by the Panhandle Butterfly House

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Since1992,thevoiceofNiceville,BluewaterBayandValparaiso. For comprehensive auto care in the Niceville area, look no further than Twin Cities Transmission and General Repair. Tucked away on Elm Street in the heart of Niceville, its highly skilled staff is ready to take care of all of your auto care needs. Friendly and straightforward, the people of Twin Cities Transmission offer quality solutions at competitive pricing, for more than just your transmission. That's right„their expertise goes beyond transmission work. You can count on Twin Cities Transmission and General Repair to keep your car or truck running in perfect order. Prevention isn't reserved for personal health. It's critical in the health of your vehicle as well. Extend the life of your family vehicle with timely tune-ups and inspections of critical automotive systems. 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All makes and models, both foreign and domestic, are welcome. Even diesel engines can find all their solutions at Twin Cities Transmission. This expansion supplements the four lifts dedicated to transmission work. Twin Cities Transmission is independently and locally owned by Adam Marthis. Along with manager and fiancee Brandy Pirc, he prides himself on being a family-owned, hometown operation that has gladly served the Twin Cities area since 2000. Located at 610 Elm St. in Niceville, just north of John Sims Parkway and west of Partin Drive. Twin Cities Transmission and General Repair is eager to make your acquaintance. Call 729-6629, fax 729-1529 or e-mail Brandy@tct.gccoxmail.com. And, you can also follow us on Facebook. Quality diagnostics, experienced mechanics, and a reputation that you can trust, make Twin Cities Transmission the perfect one-stop shop for your vehicle's checkup. Find out for yourself just how committed to excellence and customer service they are. 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Eight s chool s fro m Okaloo s a County participated in the Okaloo s a Robotic Invitational T ourna m ent April 12. T he Doolittle In s titute, Niceville High School and the Okaloo s a S T EMM Center ho s ted the event where s tudent s fro m 4th to 8 th grade progra mm ed Lego Mind s tor ms robot s to autono m ou s ly acco m pli s h five different m i ss ion s to include Drag Race, Ball Pickup, Ball s hoot, Maze and Wind Sprint s T he s e robot s are de s igned to u s e color, light, touch, gyro and ultra s onic s en s or s to navigate in the event s Niceville High School’ s Radioactive Robot s tea m prepared the cours e for the pa s t two m onth s and participated in judging, along with volunteer s fro m Eglin Air Force Ba s e and Univer s ity of We s t Florida. T he Choice In s tititute acquired a grant fro m A T & T to provide prize s T ea ms co m peting were Baker Middle School, Bob Sike s Ele m entary, Bruner Middle School, David s on Middle School, Okaloo s a S T EMM Acade m y, Pryor Middle School, Shoal River Middle School and Ruckel Midddle School. NHS s tudent s were there a s volunteer s and awarded their Radioactive Roache s trophy to the Okaloo s a S T EMM Acade m y s tudent s who pre s ented the m o s t s ophi s ticated code. T he overall winner s of the co m petition wa s Ruckel Middle School with Bob Syke s Ele m entaryin s econd place and the Okaloo s a S T EMM Acade m y placing third. Additionally, the Judge s pres ented the Judge s Choice m edal to the Okaloo s a S T EMM Acade m y for be s t exe m plifying the core value s of the ORBI T co m petition. ThevoiceofNiceville,BluewaterBayandValparaisosince1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , A A p p r r ii l l 3 3 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 On T hur s day, May 1, Pioneer T echnologie s Corporation in partner s hip with the Air Co mm ando A ss ociation and Fi s her Hou s e of the E m erald Coa s t will ho s t the 3rd annual T a s te of North Bay tapa s and wine pairing at North Light Yacht Club in Niceville. Gue s t s will enjoy exqui s ite culinary offering s paired with vintage wine s created by talented area chef s who, in the s pecial VIP area, will reveal their s ecret s with live cooking de m on s tration s throughout the evening. Mu s ic, fabulou s raffle ite ms and a s ilent auction will round out thi s popular event. General ad m i ss ion ticket s are $50 now and $75 the final week leading up to the event. VIP ticket s which include acce ss to the s pecial chef cooking de m on s tration s and unli m ited wine ta s ting s are $75 and $100 the final week leading up the event. Proceed s benefit the Air Co mm ando A ss ociation Endow m ent Foundation and Fi s her Hou s e of the E m erald Coa s t. T he Air Co mm ando A ss ociation wa s founded in 1969 by Brigadier General Robert Cardena s and then Colonel Harry Aderholt a s an organization for retired and active duty Special Operation s Force s per s onnel. T he purpo s e i s m anifold: bringing together air m en of all rank s to pre s erve m e m orie s and hi s tory, providing s upport to Area chefs help military families Please see CHEFS, page B-2 Bluewater students get house callSecond grade students at Bluewater Elementary recently finished a study on the human body. Dr. Steve Enguidanos of the Spine Institute visited the classes with an informal presentation where he provided all 37 students with proper "scrub wear," gloves, hats and booties. He also showed the classes X-rays, models of bones and hardware used to repair broken bones. Pictured, Dr. Enguidanos puts a cast on his daughter Marisol so the students could watch the procedure. The overall winners of the Okaloosa Robotic Invitational Tournament April 12 was Ruckel Middle School. pictured, with the Okaloosa STEMM Academy placing third. Additionally, the judges presented the Judges Choice medal to the Okaloosa STEMM Academy for best exemplifying the core values of the ORBIT competition. Ruckel wins robotics tourney, STEMM in third place Smile with Confidence again! To us, dentistry is a science and an art that can create a beautiful smile and restore your health. 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CHURCH DIRECTORY The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, April 30, 2014 THEBAYBEACON s ervice m e m ber s and their fa m ilie s and rai s ing awarene ss and needed fund s for their nu m erou s outreach endeavor s via their foundation. T he Fi s her Hou s e of the E m erald Coa s t provide s a ho m e for m ilitary fa m ilie s when a fa m ily m e m ber i s undergoing m edical treat m ent at any local m edical facility. T here i s never a fee to s tay at the Fi s her Hou s e nor i s it funded by the govern m ent, s o co mm unity donation s are vital to providing all the nece ss ary co m fort s of ho m e to the s e fam ilie s that are often s eparated. A s m ilitary progra ms are down s ized or eli m inated, s upporting our s ervice s m e m ber s and their fa m ilie s beco m e s m ore critical than ever. Enjoying an evening of deliciou s food and fe s tive fun i s a perfect way to do thi s T a s te of North Bay T hur s day, May 1 at North Light Yacht Club, 113 John Si ms Parkway W., Niceville. Event open s at 6 p. m T a s ting s begin pro m ptly at 6:30 p. m Spon s or s hip opportunitie s are s till available for thi s event. For m ore infor m ation on how to beco m e a s pon s or, contact Kim Hender s on at 259-4956. Donation s to s upport the tea m can be m ade at AirCo mm ando.org and Fi s herHou s eE m eraldCoa s t.org. Learn m ore about the event at T a s teofNorthBay.org. CHEFS From page B-1 Parish gives to food bankEaster baskets for area children were donated to Sharing & Caring by the parish of Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church. Volunteers who assembled the baskets included Tom Okuly, Rhonda Wercinski, Tricia Zermeno, Tina-Marie Zermeno, Sean Dooley, Andrew Dooley and Paul Dooley; other volunteers included Ruthie Reynoso and Maria Lewis of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and Lisa Gamon of Niceville United Methodist Church. Pictured, Claire Jones, a food bank volunteer, accepts the baskets. Team Jen raises money to fight MSMembers of Team Jen, a group of friends, family and coworkers of Jennifer Hendrix, a 2002 graduate of Niceville High School who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2011, gathered Saturday, April 12 for the annual Walk MS 5k in Fort Walton Beach. The team, pictured from left, Autumn Allen, Jan Tardif, Patti Checkler, Robert Simmons, Joe Checkler, Jennifer Hendrix, Jason Hendrix, Debbie Simmons, Alexandria Allen, Rebekah Miller and Ashley Kohl. They have raised over $1,000 in 2014. 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Student art show T he Okaloo s a County School Di s trict and the Mattie Kelly Art s Foundation will pre s ent the free 2014 Okaloo s a County K-12 Student Art Show April 30 and May 1 fro m 9 a. m .-7:00 p. m at the C.H. "Bull" Rigdon Fairground s /Northwe s t Florida Fairground s in Fort Walton Beach. T hi s annual event exhibit s over 2,500 piece s of s tudent artwork fro m over 20 ele m entary and 17 m iddle and high s chool s A reception will be held on May 1 fro m 6-7 p. m Be s t of Show award s will be pre s ented to m iddle s chool and high s chool s arti s t s for 2-D and 3-D work s For m ore infor m ation, plea s e contact the Okaloo s a County School Di s trict at 8 33-3100 or the Mattie Kelly Art s Foundation at 650-2226. Alzheimer s support group A s upport group for tho s e affected by Alzhei m er’ s will be held at 10:30 a. m on Wedne s day, April 30 at the Niceville United Methodi s t Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. T he s upport group i s free and li m ited re s pite care i s available, re s erve in advance by calling 8 66-47 8 -7790. National Day of Prayer T he T win Citie s Mini s terial A ss ociation will ho s t thi s year’ s annual National Day of Prayer event on the front s tep s of Niceville City Hall, 20 8 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, on T hur s day, May 1 at noon. For m ore infor m ation call 67 8 -1611 or vi s it the National day of Prayer web s ite at nationaldayofprayer.org/event s /. Audubon meets T he Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will have their m onthly m eeting and progra m : "Caught on Ca m era: Butterflie s and Moth s ,"pre s ented by MaryAnn Fried m an, in Roo m 130 on the ground floor of the Student Service s Center at the Niceville ca m pu s of Northwe s t Florida State College, and will begin at 6:30 p. m with s ocializing and light refre s h m ent s T he m eeting i s free and open to the intere s ted public. For m ore infor m ation, call Walt Spence at 5 8 2-7064. Free concert T he popular Chri s tian m u s ical group, T he CenturyMen, will perfor m a free concert in the m ain s tage theater of the Mattie Kelly Art s Center on T hur s day, May 1 at 7 p. m a s part of their nationwide tour. T he event i s s pon s ored by Shali m ar United Methodi s t Church. Love offering will be taken. For infor m ation contact Shali m ar United Methodi s t Church at 651-0721 or the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at 729-6000. Taste of North Bay T a s te of North Bay will be T hur s day, May 1 at North Light Yacht Club, 113 John Si ms Parkway W., Niceville. Event open s at 6 p. m T a s ting s begin pro m ptly at 6:30 p. m Spon s or s hip opportunitie s are s till available for thi s event. For m ore infor m ation on how to beco m e a s pon s or, contact Ki m Hender s on at 259-4956. Donation s to s upport the tea m can be m ade at AirCo mm ando.org and Fi s herHou s eE m eraldCoa s t.org. Learn m ore about the event at T a s teofNorthBay.org. Musical show Rocky Bayou Chri s tian School proudly pre s ent s the m u s ical T he Secret Garden Spring Ver s ion" on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3 at6:30 p. m at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditoriu m T icket s are $15 for adult s and $12 for s tudent s and m ay be re s erved or purcha s ed at the door. For ticket s and infor m ation, contact Jana Obrigewitch at 279-4112 or obrigewitchj@rbc s .org. History weekend Make hi s tory part of your future with "Ho m e School Friday s and "Hand s -On Hi s tory Saturday s ," a m onthly progra m for children age s 5-12 at the Heritage Mu s eu m of Northwe s t Florida, Valparai s o. Each m onth, fro m now until June a different progra m will be pre s ented related to Northwe s t Florida hi s tory for children and fa m ilie s May’ s progra m will be "Mother s of the Pa s t" on May 2 and 3 fro m 10 a. m to 12 p. m $7 per child or $5 for m u s eu m fa m ily m e m ber s Special deal for new fa m ily m e m ber s Group s welco m e, s pace i s li m ited s o plea s e pre-regi s ter at 67 8 -2615. EOD memorial T he EOD Me m orial at the EOD Me m orial Wall Range Road, Niceville, will begin at 9 a. m May 3. T here will be a Crawfi s h Boil at Helen Back Again, 112 8 John Si ms Pkwy. Niceville, i mm ediately following the Me m orial. Retreat Holy Na m e of Je s u s in Niceville will be having their s econd annual Wo m en' s Retreat Saturday, May 3 in the Pari s h Life Center fro m 12:308 :30 p. m for "Si s ter s of Chri s t" with Sarah Hart.Early Regi s tration i s $35 and i s available online: holyna m echurch.org/ s i s ter s ofchri s t. Wo m en 1 8 year s and older are welco m e to attend thi s in s piring and uplifting day. State of the County T he 15th annual State of the County Report, which will be fro m 10 a. m to noon on Saturday, May 3 in the Greater Fort Walton Beach Cha m ber of Co mm erce conference roo m at 34 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, next door to Staff' s Re s taurant Fort Walton Beach. Free and open to the public. Fundraiser T here will be a m y s tery dinner theater fundrai s er to benefit Relay for Life May 3 at Dock s ide Cafe & Oy s ter Bar, Niceville, pre s ented by T ea m Century 21, Wil s on Minger Agency beginning at 6 p. m with a ca s h bar and s ilent auction and dinner and a s how at 7 p. m T icket s co s t $50. T o res erve, call Cindy at 974-2951. Linux group meets T he "Northwe s t Linux U s er Group" will m eet May 5 fro m 5-7 p. m in Roo m 400 of the Niceville United Methodi s t Church, 214 Partin Drive South. T ho s e planning to attend s hould e m ail T o m at to m .browder@g m ail.co m Vi s it at nwflug.org for m ore infor m ation. Mac users meet T he May m eeting of the Mac U s er s Group will be held on Monday, May 5 at 6:30 p. m at the NWF State College Student Service s Building, Roo m 132. T he iPad — How to U s e, T rick s and T ip s will be pre s ented by Denny and Karen Lauer. T hey will cover how to navigate, u s e s o m e of the handy App s Attendee s are encouraged to bring their iPads and will be given an opportunity to s hare infor m ation and/or a s k que s tion s For m ore infor m ation, vi s it FWBMug.co m or contact Jean Dutton at 8 62-3327 or jeancdutton@ m ac.co m Public forum T he Republican candidate s for Okaloo s a County Co mm i ss ioner, Di s trict 4, will participate in a public foru m ho s ted by Silver Sand s Republican Wo m en Monday, May 5, at 5:30 p. m at Bluewater Bay' s Clubhou s e in Niceville and include s dinner at 6 p. m for $15. Co mm i ss ioner Don A m und s and challenger s T rey Goodwin and Henry Kelley will s peak and then an s wer que s tion s Gue s t s are welco m e. For dinner re servation s or further infor m ation plea s e call Libby Hill, 67 8 -21 8 2. Read to Baci Baci, a Bichon Fri s e therapy dog, love s to hear a good book. Children age s even or older are invited to read a s tory to Baci in the Youth Service s progra m roo m Wedne s day, May 7, at 3:30 p. m T hi s i s a fir s t co m e, fir s t s erved progra m Open mic poetry night "Say the Word," an open m ic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, will be May 7 at 7 p. m T he event i s free and all are welco m e to take the m ic. Each perfor m er s hould plan to s hare about 23 piece s The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon E xpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistAngela Yuriko SmithEditorial AssistantKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe 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 midWalton 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.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentMarketing Director Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithLast early release movie of the yearThe last Early Release Movie of the school year at Valparaiso Community Library will be May 1 at 1:30 p.m. for a showing of "The Nut Job," rated PG. Popcorn will be served. 729-5406. All-County Bands to perform Friday in NicevilleForty-eight students from Ruckel Middle School were selected for the Okaloosa All-County Honor Band which will perform a free c oncert open to the public at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on May 2 at 7 p.m. All-County high school and middle school bands will perform. Pictured, from left bottom row, Ryan Murphey, Al ex Shields, Hannah Sjostrom, Claire Yandel, Ashleigh Wallace, Madelyn Huston, Camille Miles, Hannah Stevenson, Katrin Woods and Jade Ward. Second row, Daniel Bobbitt, Julia Freeman, SarahBe th Bilton, Morgan Bailey, Adam Mistretta, Taylor Strickler, Mandy Martin, Meredith Freeman, Kaden Russell, Vanessa Barrett and Mark Herring. Third row, Triston Holloway, Emily Paulson, Ca meron Vallin, David Cathey, Marcus Larson, Daisy Riley, Hannah Reid, Rene Johnson, Brian Son and Colton Williams. Fourth row, Steven Shipman, Jesse Johnson, Matthew DeYong, Kate Duri cy, Jazzlyn Timper, Joshua Mills, Austin Jacobs, Trey Buck, Ryan Erickson, Zachary Verzwyvelt and Nathaniel Preston. Not pictured, Jorah Barefield, John Hencinski, Ryan Matthewson, Ellie San Clemente, Lauren Smith and Joe Walker. C ALEN D A R Beacon C ALEN D A R 2014 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Corner Nook Set. Solid wood, honey finish. $175.00. Five shelf wood bookcase. 60”hx25”wx11”d. $25.00. Call 678-6595. Looking for good deals? Check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. 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The Niceville High School Eagles track and field competed in the Regional Meet in Tallahassee on April 24 against 31 other schools. The girls placed 7th overall while the boys placed 6th. The following six athletes will continue onto the State Meet in Jacksonville May 2-3: Nick Morken, Thomas Howell, Sophia Bergmann, Aubrey West, Jack Massey and Caden Ewing. Aubrey West won 8th place in the100m dash, 2nd place in the long jump (13.08, 17-08.75); Claire Crist won 7th place in the 3200m (11:56.26); girls 4x400m relay team Cenedy Crum, Jaylah Lawson, Drew Haggerman, Nickie Anderson won 9th place (4:08.21); girls 4x800 relay team Mackenzie Shinnick, Claire Crist, Drew Haggerman, Nicole Escoffier won 8th place (10:11.69); Hannah Schroeder won 6th place in the triple jump (3306.00); Sophia Bergmann won 3rd place in the shot put, 1st place discus (36-05.50, 122-07); Skyler Joneson won 5th place in discus (100-05); Tripp Davis won 5th place in the 800m (1:57.63); Jack Massey won 9th place in the 800m (1:59.92); Nick Morken won 2nd place in the1600m (4:07.12); Caden Ewing won 6th place in the1600m (4:29.63); Thomas Howell won 2nd place in the 3200m (9:16.50); Kevin Cruz won 6th place in the 300m hurdles (40.92); boys 4x400m relay team Alex Boswell, Isaiah Denman, David Bobbitt, Josh Chord won 9th place (3:28.02); boys 4x800m relay team Nick Morken, Thomas Howell, Jack Massey, Caden Ewing won 1st place (7:52.82); Aaron McDuffie won 13th place in the pole vault (9-06.00); Edward Shelikoff won 11th place in the discus (127-07); Garrett Olds won 12th place in the discus (127-00). The following athletes achieved personal records at this week’s meet: A. West, K. Cruz, N. Morken, T. Davis, J. Massey, S. Bergmann, H. Schroeder.Page B-4 Wednesday, April 30, 2014 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 NHS tennis girls win state champsNiceville High School Girls Tennis team won the program's first State Championship title at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs April 15-18. The girls had a perfect opening day, winning both singles matches and both doubles matches for a total of 12 points. Pictured, Coach Chris Poate, Andi VonHilsheimer, Antonia Poate, Monica Hsiang, Alexis Hruby, Sam Sepe, Maddie Hsiang and Coach Brian Braziel. “This was just a culmination of some hard work,” said Coach Chris Poate.Photo courtesy of Kimberly Sepe Rocky wins district championshipRocky Bayou Christian School baseball beat Pensacola Christian Academy in a home game 6-3 and won the District 1 Class 3A Championship Thursday. Pictured, the 2014 varsity boys baseball team. Niceville High School boys finished 6th and girls finished 7th out of 32 schools in 3A Region 1. Six runners qualified to move on to the state meet in Jacksonville May 2-3. Pictured, the Boys 4x800 consisting of Nick Morken, Caden Ewing, Thomas Howell and Jack Massey, won first place.Beacon photo by Dave ShelikoffEagles send six runners to state NHS flag football team ends perfect seasonNiceville High School girls flag football team ended a perfect 6-0 season against Fort Walton Beach High School with a game score of 27-7. "I could not be more proud of the girls I had this year," said Coach Adron Robinson. "They literally put their heart and soul – blood, sweat and tears into the program. From day one, they wanted to be undefeated, they talked about it every day. And if you talk the talk, you have to walk the walk. And they did that." DINE IN  CARRY OUT  CATERING AVAILABLE Regular Roll$299Special Roll$799Fresh! Made to order!NEW SUSHI BAR! MUST PRESENT COUPON. ONE COUPON PER PERSON. COUPON VALID MAY 31, 2014. 850.729.0555 | www.newhongkong97.com1045 E. John Sims Pkwy. | Niceville| Palm Plaza Open 7 Days a Week | 10am-10pm 10%DINNER BUFFEToff ALL-YOU-CAN-EATBUFFET!NEW 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated. If you want to sell your home this year, you should know that the inventory of great Niceville homes is low! Homes that are prepped and priced well sell fast especially when you LIST WITH LINDA (ZICKLER, of course)! For a smooth move and great personalized service, please call me today! LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netAtHomeInNiceville.comSOLD IN 5 DAYS! Traveling volleyball team wins division championshipThe Niceville Volleyball Club s U13 team won the division championship at the 9th Annual American Riviera Classic in Foley, Ala. on March 29. Pictured front row from left, Sarah Markwardt, Lauren Frederic, Mia Hague, Hannah Sjostrom, Courtney Faulkner, and Stefanie Markwardt. In the back row are coaches Tom Markwardt and Andy Faulkner.