The Bay beacon

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The Bay beacon
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Beacon
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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Niceville, Fla
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United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso

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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Five Valparaiso homeowners with views of Boggy Bayou want permission to build or repair docks in a city-owned area along Bayshore Drive. The city commission is considering their requests despite having talked in the past about eliminating all private docks in the area. At the May 13 City Commission meeting Mayor Bruce Arnold opened the discussion of one dock repair request by saying, "The commission wanted to eliminate all docks in Plat 1 because they felt the property was dedicated to the recreation of the public." "This has been a contentious issue," Arnold said. Plat 1 is the area known as Old Valparaiso that is between John Sims Parkway and Boggy Bayou, north of Toms Bayou. The bayou is bounded by Bayshore Drive. Homes with water views line the inland side of Bayshore. Most homeowners in Plat 1 along Bayshore Drive do not have deeds to the waterfront land across the street. However, there are pilings, decaying docks, and docks being used in the area Staff reports Okaloosa County sheriffs investigators conducted a sting operation May 14 that ended in the arrest of a Niceville man for allegedly selling stolen boat trailers on the Internet. Roger Dale Belcher, 42, a house painter, of 862 Satsuma, Niceville, was charged with two counts of grand theft, according to sheriff's reports and Okaloosa County Jail records. Michelle D. Glass, 34, a condo cleaner, of 214 Shoemaker Dr., Lot 310, DeFuniak Springs, was charged with one count of grand theft in the case, according to the records. During a sheriff's investigation it was discovered that Belcher and Glass were traveling throughout Okaloosa County photographing boat trailers that belonged to various people, according to sheriff's reports. The two then used the photos to advertise the trailers as their own, for sale on the Internet website Craigslist, according to a statement by Sheriff Larry Ashley. Belcher and Glass would answer Craigslist inquiries as Scott or Rick Black and negotiate the sale of the trailers, according to the sheriff's office. During the sheriff's sting, investigators answered one of the Craigslist ads and negotiated the purchase of a trailer. While conducting surveillance, investigators watched Belcher and Glass arrive at a Destin condo where the trailer was stored and cut its hitch lock, according to the reports. Belcher and Glass then provided an undercover investigator with a meeting location to finalize the transaction. Instead, the two were arrested. T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, May 21, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Fri., 9-11 a.m. Kayak along the shoreline of Rocky Bayou Space is limited to 12 people. A signup sheet is available in the ranger station at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park until May 22. 833-9144.Sat., 11 a.m. Blazefest 2014 musc festival is at the Mullet Festival Grounds Niceville. Acts include Chevelle, All That Remains, Dirty Heads, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Sponge, Bobaflex, Shallow Side, Starset, Heritage and more. $33 per ticket. Blazefestrocks.com.Mon., 6 p.m. Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party meets at Niceville City Hall with a Clerk of the Court Forum.Tues., 6 p.m. Niceville Garden Club monthly meeting in the Community Center across from the Niceville Library. Public is welcome. Email nvgc1@cox.net. COMINGUP Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithFlorida residents who have given their lives in military action in Afghanistan or Iraq since Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered in a "Field of Valor" display of American flags at the Mullet Festival grounds, Niceville, June 7-14. The display, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Niceville, will incorporate 343 flags, one for each of the state's fallen. Pictured, Exchange Club members Gary Miller and Carmen Zamora prepare flags for the event. Separately, on Monday, May 26, the Twin Cities Veterans Council will sponsor its annual Memorial Day ceremony at Doolittle Memorial Park, Valparaiso, at 11 a.m.Reclaimed water users are asked to conserve2 allegedly peddled stolen trailers on InternetRising watersResidents say runoff swamps neighborhoodBy Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Neighborhoods and businesses using the city of Niceville's reclaimed water system have been asked to ration irrigationwater through the summer. The Preserve, Swift Creek Plantation, Swift Creek subdivision, the Walmart shopping center, Rocky Bayou Christian School, the Heritage Gardens cemetery, the City Hall complex, and the Mullet Festival site all use the reclaimed water at no charge to irrigate lawns and shrubs. The water is highly treated effluent from the NicevilleValparaiso sewage-treatment plant on Highway 85 North, Niceville. "There's certain treatment values that you're supposed to have," said Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin. "If it doesn't reach a certain level of treatment, you can't send it out to residents." With the summer lawn-watering season looming, Corbin has asked reclaimed water users to reduce usage this year until September or October. The city has worked out a voluntary plan with residents for those who have odd-numbered addresses to water on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Those with even addresses will water on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. This will allow the tank to refill on Wednesday when no watering should be done. Meantime, a problem that By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Citizens of Bayshore Drive attended the May 13 Niceville City Council meeting in an attempt to explain their issues with stormwater in the past year. The citizens spoke of sinkholes, water intrusion, and collapse of the support on the side of the roadway. David Larremore said he fell thigh high into a sinkhole near the drain at his house in March. He and wife, Barbara, have set up wooden pallets on their driveway because of the water that's bubbling up from below. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Valp. debates docks on public waterfront Police Blotter, page A-6 Please see WATERS, page A-3Field of Valor to honor war dead Please see CONSERVE, page A-2 Please see VALP, page A-7 Pilings, a dock in use and one in disrepair line a section of Boggy Bayou on the north end of Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso, where some residents want to build or repair docks on land owned by the city. Beacon photo by Marcia Anne Sanders Michelle Glass Roger Belcher Barbara Larremore stands on the pallets she and her husband, David, have set up to cross their Bayshore Drive, Niceville, driveway safely due to water bubbling up which has covered most of their back yard and now threatens their driveway. Beacon photo by Marcia Anne Sanders

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By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Going to swim practice, painting in advanced art class, and studying are all in a typical day for Seong Iris Yee Lee, a senior at Rocky Bayou Christian School. She seems to fit in so well, its hard to believe that Iris is over 7,300 miles from her home in Onyang Asan, South Korea. Iris is one of 18 students at Rocky Bayou Christian School this year in its international student exchange program. She lives with host parents Jared and Jacquelyn Owen in Niceville along with another South Korean exchange student, Jin Kim, a ninth grader from Seoul. The Owens have experienced culture shock through their two exchange students and have found that there are definite differences between the U.S. and South Korea. "We had some roach problems and Iris and Jin have informed us they dont have any in South Korea. Every time theres a roach, you hear them screaming," said Mr. Owen. The Owens do not have any children of their own so Mrs. Owen said juggling schedules has been the most difficult part of having exchange students. Iris was on the swim team, Mrs. Owen coached cheerleading, and Jin played soccer this year and was in the Math Club. Mr. Owen is a basketball coach at Rocky Bayou as well. Exchange student Peeraya "Boom" Suepukdee from Thailand was also in Math Club, Spanish Club and Culinary Club as well as running track and being the water girl for the basketball team. Annette Rodriguez, who with her husband Jose hosts Boom, says she has no regrets. "She is just a blessing. Ultimately, this is by far one of the best things I have ever done." Katherine Grete, who along with her husband, Bob, hosts Kenyan student Melanie Ouma, an 11th grader from Nairobi, in their Niceville home, said, "Weve learned to love students from other places and weve learned to appreciate their culture and way of doing things. Its a pleasure to be able to share Gods word on a daily basis with students who have not had that opportunity." The Owens have also come to appreciate Korean food, since Jin and Iris often cook for their host parents. What do the exchange students appreciate most about America? Boom says, "Freedom!" and then later adds, "Good service. The waitresses are really respectful." According to Melanie, its shopping. "I like malls. Here I can shop in the same place, a big place. Its more fun." Jin agrees with Melanie and is glad that she can buy American brands more cheaply here. For Iris its the beach, "I really like to go to the beach here and take pictures. In Korea its kind of different. The sand is different. The sand here is like taking a picture in the snow. The sky is more clear and blue (in America)." As for the things they dont like so much, Boom says, "(Americans are) not healthy with their food." Melanie does not like how hard it is to travel. "America is pretty much like a whole continent. Its like going from one country to another to go from state to state." Like many American teenagers, she laments not having a car. Iris and Jin agree. "The worst thing is transportation. In Korea we can walk, bike, and just go. Here we have to take a car," says Iris. Missing family is also high on the list. Jin says she has learned to appreciate her mother more because she has to clean her room here in America. Overall, the students are glad they came to the U.S. though and enjoy attending Rocky Bayou Christian School. "People treat you nicely than in other schools and the teachers are different because they actually care about you. The teacher made sure of your salvation which is more important than things which will not last forever," said Boom. Melanie particularly appreciates Mrs. Gretes homemade corn pudding and macaroni and cheese. When homesickness calls, though theres always karaoke, says Iris. "We sometimes go to karaoke, something we do in Korea, though we dont call it that." All of the students agree that living so far from family is difficult but they are glad they took the chance to make new friends in America and learn about its culture. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 $1,700REBATE* They save you money. ORState License # RA 0067136 OFFER EXPIRES 6/13/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase. chase of a qualifying Lennox with the pur1,70$O AP T U EV EI C RE home comfort system. TE REBA AT 0 1,70 chase of a qualifying Lennox with the purR FORELAE E D ESCNANI L F AI EC PS home comfort system. g Lennox x .ORSLI A T TA ED R O R FELBALI A V VA A AV G NIC One offer available per qualifying purchase. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. 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Corbin said the heavy rains the area experienced at the end of April, coupled with a plant upgrade project, affected the plant's ability to treat the water properly. One of the three sewagetreatment lines is out of service while it is fitted with new equipment. The plant had to temporarily stop reclaimed water output entirely because the crippled plant was not able to process effluent fast enough to keep up with the record inflows caused by the rains. "Now we have created a better line of communication between the regional plant and the city, so if that happens we can get the information quickly," Corbin said. The city is creating a website called CityofNiceville.info with a "reuse" page for the citizens and businesses using reclaimed water. Corbin said the city will use the website, when completed, to communicate information on other things as well. The city sent e-mails and put out door hangers earlier this month to ask occupants to follow the watering schedule and to inform them of the website. Separately, Swift Creek subdivision residents also have a lowpressure problem due to an undersized distribution pipe between College Boulevard and Heritage Gardens Cemetery, according to city officials. The city has prepared specifications for installation of a larger pipe, and the bid opening for construction of this project is scheduled for June 5. The city estimates this improvement project will be completed around midSeptember and will cost about $200,000. The city is not adding new developments to the water reclamation system while the availability of reclaimed water is restricted. Although reclaimed water piping is being installed by the developer in the new Stables development just south of Marysa Drive, this development will not be connected to the reclaimed water system in the near future, according to the city. CONSERVEFrom page A-1 Your Neighborhood Family DoctorWalk-ins Welcome4400 Hwy. 20 E, Suite 201 850-897-3678 Were here for you and your family. (850) 897-3678 Same day appointments Walk-ins welcome Preventive Care and Exams Disease Management Womens Services Minor Surgical Procedures School hosts students from Korea, Kenya, Thailand Beacon photo by Marcia Anne SandersRocky Bayou Christian School exchange students came from Korea, Kenya, and Thailand to experience American life. Back row, from left: Seong "Iris" Yee Lee and Jin Kim. Front: Melanie Ouma and Peeraya "Boom" Suepukdee. THEBAYBEACONPage A-2 Wednesday, May 21, 2014Reflections on a year in the U.S. Beacon file photoThe city of Niceville has asked users of reclaimed water for irrigation, such as this user in Swift Creek subdivision, to water no more than every other day, on an odd-even schedule, in order to conserve.

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Prwith filiation k symbol ar oc and the R o gloudential the Pr udential, an inde ealty is ed R enFPudential Pr unity y. ks ofvice mar sered gisterere k symbol ary owned and pendentl Financial, udential Prks of In their back yard, they can no longer mow their lawn because of the water level and they've noticed that their deck is sinking, he said. "We had a garden in our yard last summer. Toward the end of the summer, it flooded and it's never dried up since," said Barbara. Niceville Public Works employees filled in the sinkhole and added some new piping but the problems have continued, she said. "The water pressure has increased and it's leaching through the ground. Surface water is creeping toward our house," said David. For Bayshore residents Vince Carnazza and Howell Phelps, water intrusion is already an issue. Phelps said at the meeting that his house is 20 feet above sea level but he had eight inches of standing water in his yard after recent heavy rains, and had been pumping 150 gallons of water for three days. "If I didn't have pumps running, it'd be four foot deep," said Phelps. Neighbor Carnazza said he pumped 70 to 80 gallons of water out of his house last July and 350 gallons last month. Laura Nowers said part of the support for Bayshore Drive appears to be threatened as well. Several of the citizens believe that the water table has risen. They also think that the recent addition of a city water retention pond at the corner of Bayshore and Valparaiso Boulevard might have something to do with it. The pond is approximately 10 feet deep and has perhaps seven feet of water in it at any given time, which reflects the natural water table, according to Baskerville Donovan engineer Cleve Dryden, a city consultant. In an interview after the meeting, Dryden said that the pond was put there to improve stormwater quality and reduce runoff. "It handles about half the runoff from Valparaiso Boulevard," Dryden said. "We encapsulated the ditches on the south side with pipes and piping to pick up the groundwater and cut it off and provide some treatment, going down Valparaiso. This is an improvement plan to reduce and minimize the amount of sediment that gets underway into Boggy Bayou." City Public Works Director Bruce Price also said that the system was put in place to deal with flooding issues in order to carry the water down to Bayshore Drive. "Stormwater systems are designed to pick up and treat a certain amount of water," Price said. "Most are designed for a 25-year storm. When you have a storm event of the magnitude that we've had in these last two heavy water events, no stormwater system is going to treat the water." Price said there are at least 25 places in the city with stormwater issues that he is looking at now. He said that City Manager Lannie Corbin will meet with Baskerville Donovan to determine if the pond is adversely impacting anyone. However, Dryden said if anything the pond might cause the water table to fall rather than rise. "The rains that we've been having have caused it to be at their higher levels than have been experienced at other times of the season," Dryden said. "We are at a very high level because of great amount of rain." Beacon photo by Marcia Anne Sanders Laura Nowers shows the new city retention pond suspected of raising the water table for her and her neighbors experiencing wate r issues on Bayshore Drive in Niceville. WATERSFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ArrestsOn May 7, Niceville police arrested Robert Charles McIntyre Jr., 42, a construction worker, of 314 Boxer Ave., Niceville, as an out-of-state fugitive from justice. The arrest stemmed from a Mississippi warrant for embezzlement. * On May 10, Valparaiso police arrested Taylor Nicole Henry, 19, a server, 519 Linden Ave., Niceville, for one count of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), one count of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, and one count of possession of paraphernalia. Shortly after midnight on May 10, an officer observed two people standing by a parked car at the Southern Gardens Apartments, Kelly Mill Road, with a beer placed on the roof. The officer approached and told them that they had left the beer on the roof of the car, at which point they said that it belonged to the people sitting in the vehicle. The officer then exited his patrol car and attempted to make contact with the occupants of the other vehicle. As the officer approached the passenger window, he observed Henry, who was sitting in the drivers seat holding up a clear plastic jewelry bag and attempting to conceal it under the top of her shorts. The officer also observed what appeared to be a rolled up dollar bill in the center console. The officer then had the occupants step out of the vehicle and detained them. Henry then produced from her front right shorts pocket another small bag containing suspected marijuana, which later field tested positive for THC. A search of the vehicle revealed a small piece of suspected cocaine, which also field tested positive. Henry was then placed under arrest and advised that if she was caught smuggling any contraband into the detention facility, more charges would be added. Henry then produced a glass smoking pipe with burnt marijuana inside, along with another bag of cocaine from the front of her shorts. * On May 4 Niceville police arrested a 17-year-old Valparaiso youth for one count of possession of marijuana over 20 grams. The marijuana was discovered during a traffic stop on John Sims Parkway for a broken headlight. During the traffic stop a strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from within the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 27 grams of a leafy green substance under the rear passenger seat. This was the suspects seat in the vehicle. When told where the marijuana was found, the suspect confessed to ownership of it. A field test of the found material gave a positive indication of THC. OtherOn May 7, an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report of a vehicle burglary at an address on St. Pierre Cove, Niceville. The victim reported that he had left his car in his driveway, locked, but with the passenger window 3 to 4 inches down. Unknown persons were apparently able to open the door through the window, and took several items, including an Army-issued rucksack, helmet mounts, and a body armor carrier, with a total estimated value of $1,605. * On May 10, an Okaloosa deputy responded to the Hampton Inn at 4400 Ansley Drive, Niceville, regarding a vehicle burglary. The complainant stated that while he and his colleagues were visiting on business, he parked his US government-issued truck just outside the parking lot of the motel. The complainant stated that he parked the truck the previous afternoon, and upon returning to it on the morning of May 10, discovered that the window of the rear passenger door had been shattered, and a silver-colored briefcase style toolbox, along with some tools, was missing from the rear floorboard of the truck. He said the stolen items are valued at $500. 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 sheriffs 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 May 12, 2014 through May 18, 2014. 0 Structure Fire26 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms5 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME S.R. 285...................................Vehicle crash..................5/12/14....................07:53 23 rd Street...............................Medical............................5/12/14....................12:01 N. Cedar Ave...........................Medical............................5/12/14....................14:33 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Service call......................5/12/14....................14:51 Springwood Way.....................Medical............................5/12/14....................16:04 Matthew St..............................Medical............................5/12/14....................17:08 Pine St.....................................Overheated motor..........5/13/14....................03:06 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical............................5/13/14....................07:01 Hickory Ave.............................Medical............................5/13/14....................08:19 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/13/14....................09:16 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical............................5/13/14....................10:27 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical............................5/13/14....................12:13 Bayshore Dr............................Medical............................5/13/14....................12:52 W. John Sims Pkwy................Vehicle crash..................5/13/14....................21:00 Pine Lake Dr............................Heated short circuit........5/14/14....................00:25 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical............................5/14/14....................05:22 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/14/14....................13:43 Bailey Dr..................................Medical............................5/14/14....................14:58 Rocky Bayou Bridge...............Cancelled........................5/14/14....................16:48 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/15/14....................00:03 S.R. 123...................................Cancelled........................5/15/14....................12:53 W. John Sims Pkwy................Good intent.....................5/15/14....................19:23 Kelly Rd...................................Medical............................5/15/14....................20;11 Nathey Ave..............................Medical............................5/16/14....................01:26 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Powerline down..............5/16/14....................05:59 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Overheated motor.........5/16/14....................07:05 Bayshore Dr............................Medical............................5/16/14....................14:52 4 th Street.................................Medical............................5/16/14....................15:00 Darlington Oak Dr...................Medical............................5/17/14....................06:15 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical............................5/17/14....................11:18 Reeves St................................Chemical spill.................5/17/14....................17:22 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/18/14....................04:44 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/18/14....................06:23 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/18/14....................08:54 Rocky Shores Dr.....................Medical............................5/18/14....................15:38 Country Club Dr......................Medical............................5/18/14....................18:02 23 rd Street...............................Medical............................5/18/14....................20:39 Weekly Safety Tip: A multipurpose dry chemical Class ABC Fire Extinguisher is the best choice for general home use. Mount the extinguisher on a bracket on the wall near an exit so that anyone using it can escape from the room if a fire spreads. All occupants must know when and how to use the extinguisher. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook. Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 12, 2014 through May 18, 2014. Street Situation Date Time Range Rd.................................Medical...............................5/12/14....................13:05 S.R. 293...................................Vehicle accident.................5/12/14....................16:01 S.Midbay Bridge......................Dispatched & cancelled....5/12/14....................16:59 E. Hwy. 20................................Lock-out.............................5/12/14....................18:53 Caribbean Way........................Public assist.......................5/12/14....................21:24 Caribbean Way........................Public assist.......................5/13/14....................01:04 Pine Street...............................Heat from short circuit.......5/13/14....................03:08 Pine Lake Dr............................Dispatched & cancelled....5/14/14....................00:27 Bay Dr.......................................Public assist.......................5/14/14....................06:27 Merchants Way........................Alarm activation.................5/14/14....................08:47 Hwy. 20 E.................................Medical...............................5/14/14....................09:44 Rrange Rd................................Power line down................5/14/14....................16:29 Rocky Bayou Bridge................Dispatched & cancelled....5/14/14....................16:50 E. Hwy. 20................................Vehicle accident.................5/14/14....................20:04 Scenic Hwy.98.........................Dispatched & cancelled....5/14/14....................22:42 Hwy. 293 bypass road.............Vehicle accident.................5/15/14....................03:28 Range Rd.................................Gas leak.............................5/15/14....................07:31 N. White Point Rd....................Medical...............................5/15/14....................12:58 Winged Foot Dr........................Rescue...............................5/16/14....................08:42 E. Hwy. 20................................Animal rescue....................5/16/14....................09:42 E. Hwy. 20................................Dispatched & cancelled....5/16/14....................10:04 N. White Point Rd....................Dispatched & cancelled....5/16/14....................11:46 Prestwick Dr.............................Medical...............................5/16/14....................23:35 Bluewater Point Dr...................Medical...............................5/17/14....................00:31 Prestwick Dr.............................Public assist.......................5/17/14....................04:52 Nassau Dr................................Medical assist....................5/17/14....................13:05 Capri Cove...............................Dispatched & cancelled....517/14.....................14:00 Caribbean Way........................Public assist.......................5/17/14....................23:42 Southlake Ct............................Medical...............................5/18/14....................08:22 Prestwick Dr.............................Medical assist....................5/18/14....................13:34 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. If you want Niceville, Valparaiso, and Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon. Call 850-678-1080 or email info@baybeacon.com to advertise today! THEBAYBEACONPage A-6 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistAngela Yuriko SmithEditorial AssistantKaron DeyBookkeeper Cheryle 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 Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. 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north of Lincoln Park which were built by private property owners in the past. The city commission decided to let Commissioner Joe Morgan put together a process for permitting docks in this area. Morgan said he would set up a vehicle for community input in the process. In an interview after the meeting, Morgan said, "My personal feeling is we can construct it in a way that we can have a win-win for the people who are willing to invest in putting a dock in and meet their needs and concerns and the needs and concerns of their neighbors and the citizens of Valparaiso." Morgan said he used private docks in public areas growing up to learn how to fish. "I saw them as a benefit to people." However, during the commission meeting Carl Scott, city administrator, speaking as a private citizen, disagreed with Morgan. "Plat 1 beaches are made for the general public. Plat 1 ought to be a pristine, aesthetically pleasing area. That beach is for us. It's for my grandkids and for us to walk on." Later, Scott said, "You can walk down the beach front but it's not the same once you have a big wooden structure out there." Scott said there should be a referendum on whether the city should continue to condone private docks in the area. "If 60 percent approve of it, then so be it," he said. "I don't think any commissioner should decide that for the people." In the interview, Morgan said he is open to doing a public workshop if necessary. He said part of his plan for the dock approval process would be that anyone could use the docks or piers in Plat 1, although the owners would have certain rights to protect the docks from vandalism. Morgan said he has several principles the permitting process would follow. Docks would have to be publicly approved, specifically by the neighbors of those affected. Docks could not interfere with navigable waterways or of the use of the beach and water by the community. They wouldn't be oriented into the line of sight of neighbors in accordance with current guidelines. The size could not be too ostentatious and would have to fit the need of the owner. The number of docks may be limited. "If we're going to have any restrictions, we want to lay out the guidelines. Once the permit is approved, we have a process that's rather clear and lays out the metrics for what considerations we're looking at." Former commissioner and an owner of a waterview lot herself, Diane Kelley also spoke at the meeting. "We are a city with more public access to the water and public parks than any other city." Kelley said she put pilings up for a dock and received a ceaseand-desist order from the city. A neighbor has a dock that is in use now. Scott said the problem is there is nothing written about code enforcement on this issue. "We do not do selective code enforcement in Valparaiso with the exception of docks," said Scott, who is code enforcement officer. "There's a different rule for everybody who owns a dock out there. We have asked time and time again for instructions on how to enforce our dock code." The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 21, 2014 Page A-7 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Servicewww.powellagency.com 110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com It means remembering the people who have served and lost their lives in the past, and also friends of ours who died more recently. Honoring our veterans and our war dead.What does Memorial Day mean to you?It s a way to salute our veterans, especially the ones who have fallen.Location: Walmart THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHERby Mike GriffithShannon Burke, 37, Niceville, homemaker Alan Tedesco, 60, Scranton, Pennsylvania, maintenance Lucas Perez, 19, Crestview, US ArmyWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. I was in the military for 23 years. Memorial Day is a way to recognize and honor those who paid the ultimate price. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Car dealer eyed for Valparaiso, officials say By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Valparaiso officials say they believe that a car dealer is interested in using land behind the city "welcome" sign between Highway 85 and Valparaiso Parkway. A spokesman for developer Valparaiso Realty, which owns the currently vacant land, declined to comment specifically, saying only, "We're looking at a number of options." Valparaiso Realty has asked that the unbuilt, but platted part of Wolverine Avenue that would cross between Highway 85 and Valparaiso Parkway be relinquished by the city so the area can be developed. Commissioner Heyward Strong said of Valparaiso Realty's presentation, "He said he had a business lined up to go there. He didn't mention any business. He mentioned he had a client he wanted to move in there and in order to have the property he wants, he needs to have that area vacated." The Valparaiso City Commission May 12 endorsed on first reading a proposed ordinance that would relinquish city rights to a "paper" street on the land. The second and final reading is scheduled for May 27. City Commissioner Joe Morgan asked that the measure be changed so that the city retain a utilities easement. Mayor Bruce Arnold indicated that would be included in subsequent readings of the ordinance, which are required for passage. According to City Administrator Carl Scott, there is a water main under the area where Wolverine would continue, so the city needs to have access to maintain it. Scott later said that it was his understanding that the area may be used for a new car lot. Planning Commissioner Joseph Cobb mentioned that the area was being considered for a car lot during a Valparaiso Visioning Committee meeting May 8. The land is zoned I-2 for industrial usage, so a car dealership would be allowed on the site, according to the zoning code. 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The products we sell range from the most common 2 blinds to the most unique, hurricane rated, articulating Bahamas shutters. They include: blinds, shutters, shades, draperies, hurricane shutters and window tinting. We have 17 years of custom window covering knowledge. Our staff has hands on experience to help you decide which treatment best suits your needs. We enjoy what we do and look forward to each new challenge. We excel in arched windows and specialty shaped windows. We have the perfect treatment to suit your needs. We are the leader in motorized treatments. Some of the products we motorize are: Draperies, blinds, horizontal sheers, cellular shades, roman shades, solar screens and hurricane shutters. We are currently becoming certified in TaHomA home automation. This program will allow you to control your home from a laptop or smart phone. Accurate Window Coverings V.P. ,Trey Wallace, started as an installer for a large drapery work room in Durham, N.C. in 1997. He came back to the area in 2001 and teamed with Eric Howland and Accurate Glass Tinting to transform the company into a One stop window coverings shop. A client is the most valuable asset we have, said Trey. They are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them. They are not outsiders in our business, they are part of it. We are not doing them a favor by serving them, they are doing us a favor by allowing us to do so. Over the years we have left our fingerprints on many local homes and businesses. We have numerous references including: The United States Air Force, our counties school system, local government offices, numerous businesses and many satisfied clients. Please ask us for a reference list when we give you a free in home consultation. We are lucky to be part of such a great community. Most of our business is referrals and repeat clients. We respect our heroes and offer the military as well as our local emergency personnel a 10% discount. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , M M a a y y 2 2 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 In the Service Air Force Airman Micajah W. McCollough graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. McCollough is the son of Howard McCollough of Fort Worth, Texas. He is a 2009 graduate of Niceville High School. Cindy Smith Bryson of Niceville was named a blue ribbon winner by Just A Pinch.com Food Editor Janet Tharpe for her original recipe, "Sour Cream Coffee Cake Surprise." *** Niceville area volunteer Jim Miller has been awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award, part of a national recognition program through the Presidents Council on Service and Civic Participation, for his volunteer work with ShelterBox USA. *** Niceville area volunteer David Wolcott has also been awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award, part of a national recognition program through the Presidents Council on Service and Civic Participation, for his volunteer work with ShelterBox USA. By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Former Niceville resident and graduate of Northwest Florida State College, Alan Ritchson, returned to Niceville last week with his wife, Catherine to celebrate their 8th anniversary. During his visit he took the time to meet with the cast of the upcoming production of "Spamalot" which will open on the mainstage of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center July 16-19. An accomplished actor, he answered questions and gave an insider's view of Hollywood during a taping of "Working Showbiz," a new talkshow produced by R.J. Murdock of Make A Scene Marketing & Media, who also does filming projects for the school. The show may be seen at emeraldcoastTV.com Besides playing Raphael in the upcoming production of "Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles" to be released this fall by Paramount Pictures, Ritchson will be appearing in a Sony production of "The Wedding Ringer," a comedy about a groom who has so few friends he finds the need to hire groomsmen for his wedding. Ritchson will play in the role of Kip, a groomsman. In the past Ritchson has appearred in various roles such as Aquaman in "Smallville" and the tribute character of District One victor, Gloss in "Catching Fire," the second installment of "The Hunger Games." In addition to his acting roles, Ritchson has won the rights to "Blue Mountain State," a series that had three seasons on Spike TV before being canceled in 2012. "Lionsgate gave me the rights because they are sick of me calling," said Ritchson. Ritchson has plans to produce the story as a movie with most of the original cast, including his own reprisal in his role of Thad Castle, captain of a college football team. Funded via a Kickstarter campaign, a fundraising method known as "crowd funding," plans are to begin filming of the movie in Montreal this August. A man of many talents, Ritchson is also managing a music career alongside his film pursuits. His first trek, titled "Mojito," will be released within weeks. "People can connect with me on Twitter to find out when," said Ritchson. "I'm big into Twitter." He can be connected with by searching @AlanRitchson. He can also be found on Facebook. Ritchson is an enthusiastic supporter of social media and advises hopeful actors and artists to invest in gathering their own fanbase. "These days we are our own marketing force," said Ritchson during the show taping. During one recent film casting he witnessed, he says producers were looking through Twitter and Facebook pages to cast roles. "If you are able to create your own following these people will want you." he said of movie producers. He went on to say that while all the traditional rules have changed, it's still old fashioned elbow grease that makes the difference. Actor returns home and visits with Spamalot cast Beacon photos by Angela Yuriko SmithAlan Ritchson, a former Niceville resident and now successful actor, recently returned to Northwest Florida State College to visit with the cast of the upcoming local production of "Spamalot" and answer questions about the business. Pictured, the cast ham it up with Ritchson. Alan Ritchson, left, gets a surprise from show producer R.J. Murdock when a clip from a Kids on Campus production from 1996 was played featuring himself. Photo by Cpl. Octavia DavisNiceville woman completes Marine basicRct. Sarah Wilson-Murphy, Platoon 4017, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, waits to advance through a combat training course April 29, on Parris Island, S.C. WilsonMurphy and her fellow recruits maneuvered through the course as they protected each other from simulated enemy fire. This training is part of Basic Warrior Training, which aims to develop recruits combat and field skills. Wilson-Murphy, a 27-year-old from Niceville, is scheduled to graduate May 23. The Ruckel Middle School 8th grade honors choir, The Ambassadors, did fundraising outside of Walmart last month and raised $1100 in a day to contribute to the American Cancer Society for Relay for Life. Pictured from left, Olivia Reneau, Julia Freeman and Emma Weeks. Ruckel choir raises $1K for Relay Whos News Cindy Smith Bryson Jim Miller David Wolcott Micajah W. McCollough Please see WHO S NEWS, page B-3 Plew student top cookMaddie Hinze, a third grader at Plew Elementary School, won the 3rd annual Sodexo Future Chefs Competition and was awarded a Kindle Fire for her winning recipe, "Gluten-Free Tea Sandwiches." Maddie's recipe will be on the school lunch menu next school year and her recipe finished in the top 35 recipes in the national contest. 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated.LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netAtHomeInNiceville.com

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JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLESUNDAY SERVICES 8:30 a.m. Liturgical 10:30 a.m. Praise Nursery Care Provided SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES 9:30 a.m., Ages 3 Adults PRE-SCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN Now Enrolling for 2014 St. Paul Preschool & Kindergarten VPK Provider SUNDAY, MAY 25 One service only 10:00am POINTING THE WAY TO JESUSwww.iacdestin.org 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin 850 837 6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Worship Services9:00am ~ Traditional Spirit filled Worship with Holy Communion 11:01am ~ Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Youth OutreachWednesdays, 6:30 8:30pm ~ The Shed Hang out ~ Engage ~ Worship ~ Grow!MORE! Holy Spirit NightTuesday, May 27 ~ 6:30pm57th Annual Blessing of the FleetThursday, May 29: 4pm Service ~ 5pm Blessing of the Boats ~ 5:30pm Fish Fry Behind Fisherman's Wharf, Destin Harbor 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 Craig A. Born of Niceville passed away May 9 in Kentucky after a long illness. He is survived by his mother, Meta Born, Ky., brothers, Wolfgang Born, Ky., and Keith Born, N.D., daughter, April Connley, Ky., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Sgt. Joshua A. Born, killed in Afghanistan Feb. 23, 2012. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project in his son's name, Sgt. Joshua A. Born. Craig was very proud of his son Joshua's military service but was also very supportive of all the troops, especially those serving in combat. He made every effort to attend all local military ceremonies and services held in honor of fallen soldiers. He always reached out to their families with condolences, comfort and offers of any assistance he could provide. He was instrumental in getting a bench dedicated to Sgt. Joshua Born, his beloved son. The bench is located in the area of a Niceville welcome sign. There is a fountain and it is nicely landscaped. Once the bench and plaque were placed, Craig took it upon himself to place an American flag and solar lights. He regularly tended to the area around the bench, including planting flowers. Craig loved to create. He liked wood working, electrical wiring, landscaping, painting, gardening and cooking to name a few hobbies. He never came across a tool or kitchen item he didn't think he just had to have. He ordered and bought more plants and flowers than he had room for in his small yard. However, that didn't stop him, and he managed to squeeze in a vegetable garden, as well. Craig was also very appreciative of all the medical personal who attended to him. He knew he could be a challenging client at times, but in the end he always thanked everyone for their care. He would often go back to various doctor offices and medical units he had been on to bring them his own home baked goods pies, cookies, cakes, and muffins. He loved nature, camping, fishing and wildlife. Craig had a kind and caring heart for people and animals. He loved his family and friends, always having funny and endearing stories to tell about them. He will be missed and remembered fondly by many, both locally and away.Craig A. Born1957 2014 RBCS students win bronze Rocky Bayou Christian School's Latin students and Junior Classical League members placed well on the 3rd annual on-line National Roman Civilization Exam on Feb. 26. Individual winners were Clayton Jago who won a bronze medal in the Advanced Level and Ariel Schesniak who won a bronze medal in the Intermediate Level. Kiwanis Club thanks teachersThe Kiwanis Club of NicevilleValparaiso gave apples to teachers and staff in the schools from Eglin Elementary School to Bluewater Elementary School. Pictured are club members Tim Parsons, Faye Nieft-Paris and Grant Williams. Craig A. Born

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Cutting a rug Learn the art of locker hook rug hooking on Wednesday, May 21 at the Niceville Library. This craft program for adults will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the instructor will be Martha Zimmerman. There will be limited availability so sign up is a must. Please call the Library at 279-4863 x 1507 to reserve a seat. Edge art Edge Elementary School's second and third grade classes will present an Art Extravaganza featuring their OVAL art projects. The viewing and reception will be held in the multi-purpose room from 5-7 p.m. May 22. All second and third grade students will be represented. Friends and family welcome. Kayak trip Paddle the Rocky Bayou in a kayak with a park ranger on Friday, May 23 from 9-11. The paddle trip will go along the shoreline of Rocky Bayou to Rocky Creek and back to the park. Space is limited to 12 people for the trip. There are five double kayaks and two single kayaks available for our use. A signup sheet will be available in the ranger station at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park until May 22 and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Park admission fees do apply, kayak rental fees will be waived. Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is located at 4281 S.R. 20, Niceville. For more information, call 833-9144. Blazefest 2014 The Blazefest 2014 music festival will be on May 24 at the Mullet Festival Grounds, Niceville. Acts include Chevelle, All That Remains, Dirty Heads, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Sponge, Bobaflex, Shallow Side, Starset, Heritage and more. $33 per ticket. For more information visit blazefestrocks.com. Tea Party to meet The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party will meet at Niceville City Hall on Monday, May 26, at 6 p.m. There will be a Clerk of the Court Forum with the candidates running for this position. This officer's responsibilities include maintaining the records of the court. Please come with questions. Honoring veterans Members of the Twin Cities Veterans Council, Boy Scout Troop 52 of Valparaiso and community volunteers will place flags on veterans graves on Saturday, May 24. To join in placing flags, please meet at the DAV building, 920 Hospital Drive, Niceville, at 8 a.m. Memorial Day ceremony The Twin Cities Veterans Council sponsors the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Doolittle Memorial Park, John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, Monday May 26 at 11 a.m. Wreaths will be presented and AMVETS Post 78 Honor Guard will do a rifle salute. Lawn chairs recommended. Gallery exhibit The art exhibits, "A Continuous Mark: Huguette May & Kathleen Elliot,"appears May 27 to July 31 in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries featuring the large-scale drawings by Huguette Despault May and the glass sculptural works of Kathleen Elliot. This national touring exhibition will be on view during regular gallery hours with special evening hours during the July 16-19 performance of the colleges summer musical "Spamalot." For more information visit mattiekellyartscenter.org. Free x-rays The Nortwest Florida State College Dental Assisting Students are offering free dental x-rays starting May 29 until June 27. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 729-6480 to schedule an appointment. Garden Club to meet The Niceville Garden Club hold its monthly meeting in the Community Centeracross from the Niceville Library on May 27 6 p.m. Public is welcome. For more information, email nvgc1@cox.net. Soccer try-outs FC Dallas Emerald Coast Soccer Club is having tryouts for the 20142015 travel season May 27-28 with May 29 as a rain date. Times are U9U12, 5-6:15 p.m. and U13-U18, 6:157:30 p.m. at the Twin Oaks Sports Complex, Niceville. For more information or to preregister, please visit fcdallas-ec.com or call Kim Knight at pr@fcdalls-ec.com or Renee Ramirez at gm@fcdallas-ec.com. Alzheimer s support group A support group for those affected by Alzheimers will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available, reserve in advance by calling 866-478-7790. Financial literacy class There will be a class on financial literacy at the Valparaiso Career Training Center Goodwill Industries Big Bend, Inc. 143 John Sims Parkway, on Wednesday, May 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please bring a lunch.Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 2014 12 3 4 56 791011 1213141617 181920 218 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday.CALENDAR The Exchange Club of Niceville is seeking individuals, businesses, and organizations to sponsor flags. Sponsors may choose a specific service member. Individual flag sponsorship is $100 and the flag can picked up in person or mailed after the event. In addition, there are three levels of corporate sponsorship that include multiple flags as well as display of a business name and logo at the event. The flags will be displayed during the The Field of Valor event which will commence with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 and be open for viewing each day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through June 14. Admission is free. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Fisher House fisherhouseemeraldcoast.org and the Exchange Club of Niceville's community service projects. For more information, please contact the Exchange Club of Niceville at nicevilleexchange@gmail.com or call 678-8680. Lewis band to perform concert The Lewis School's Jazz Band ensemble will perform along with the symphonic, intermediate and beginner bands on Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylor Haugen Gym at Lewis School, Valparaiso. The Spring Concert is free and open to the public. Pictured, the jazz band performs at Saturday in the Park. *** Amanda Laporta of Niceville was recently named to the Flagler College President's List. Laporta was honored with other recipients at a special ceremony where Flagler President William T. Abare, Jr., congratulated them and challenged them to continue their academic success. *** Lewis Wilder, the Connections Pastor with Niceville United Methodist Church, was recently recognized for his many volunteer hours dedicated to Children in Crisis as the Vehicle Maintenance Coordinator. *** Mayor names DAC Day Members and prospective members of Eucheeanna Chapter, Niceville, gathered as Mayor Randall Wise issued a proclamation that May 4 would be known as Eucheeanna Chapter Daughter of American Colonists Day in honor of their first anniversary. Pictured, Margaret Nichols with the proclamation. For information call 897-1278. Niceville homeschoolers win Local homeschool group, Classical Conversations, Niceville Challenge B class, won all four rounds of a mock trial competition against teams from Mobile, Ala. to Panama City. They received the highest points and the winning verdicts in each round. Pictured, Micah Baughman, Lucas Bueno, Aidan V, Lauren Miller, Melanie Armfield, Jacqueline Beauchamp, Anna Colquitt, Katherine Colquitt and Lydia Kollar. Niceville artist wins 3rd placeThe Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College chose Emily Courtoy of Niceville as the 3rd place winner in the 3-D category with her scuplture titled "Birdhouse" at the annual Arnie Hart Juried Student Art Exhibition. Lewis Wilder WHO S NEWSFrom page B-1 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida drivers license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. 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Postal workers collect 16,000 pounds for driveTwin City letter carriers collected over 16,000 pounds of canned and dry foods May 10 for the National Letter Carriers Food Drive. Residents were directed to leave donated foods in bags on their mail boxes for postal workers to pick up. Food that was weighed, date checked, sorted and stored by a crew of volunteers from First Presbyterian Church, Niceville, pictured. The food was donated to Sharing and Caring, Niceville. Niceville Exchange Club seeks sponsors

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By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Five Valparaiso homeowners with views of Boggy Bayou want permission to build or repair docks in a city-owned area along Bayshore Drive. The city commission is considering their requests despite having talked in the past about eliminating all private docks in the area. At the May 13 City Commission meeting Mayor Bruce Arnold opened the discussion of one dock repair request by saying, "The commission wanted to eliminate all docks in Plat 1 because they felt the property was dedicated to the recreation of the public." "This has been a contentious issue," Arnold said. Plat 1 is the area known as Old Valparaiso that is between John Sims Parkway and Boggy Bayou, north of Toms Bayou. The bayou is bounded by Bayshore Drive. Homes with water views line the inland side of Bayshore. Most homeowners in Plat 1 along Bayshore Drive do not have deeds to the waterfront land across the street. However, there are pilings, decaying docks, and docks being used in the area Staff reports Okaloosa County sheriff’s investigators conducted a “sting” operation May 14 that ended in the arrest of a Niceville man for allegedly selling stolen boat trailers on the Internet. Roger Dale Belcher, 42, a house painter, of 862 Satsuma, Niceville, was charged with two counts of grand theft, according to sheriff's reports and Okaloosa County Jail records. Michelle D. Glass, 34, a condo cleaner, of 214 Shoemaker Dr., Lot 310, DeFuniak Springs, was charged with one count of grand theft in the case, according to the records. During a sheriff's investigation it was discovered that Belcher and Glass were traveling throughout Okaloosa County photographing boat trailers that belonged to various people, according to sheriff's reports. The two then used the photos to advertise the trailers as their own, for sale on the Internet website Craigslist, according to a statement by Sheriff Larry Ashley. Belcher and Glass would answer Craigslist inquiries as “Scott or Rick Black” and negotiate the sale of the trailers, according to the sheriff's office. During the sheriff's sting, investigators answered one of the Craigslist ads and negotiated the purchase of a trailer. While conducting surveillance, investigators watched Belcher and Glass arrive at a Destin condo where the trailer was stored and cut its hitch lock, according to the reports. Belcher and Glass then provided an undercover investigator with a meeting location to finalize the transaction. Instead, the two were arrested. 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, May 21, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Fri., 9-11 a.m. Kayak along the shoreline of Rocky Bayou Space is limited to 12 people. A signup sheet is available in the ranger station at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park until May 22. 833-9144.Sat., 11 a.m. Blazefest 2014 musc festival is at the Mullet Festival Grounds Niceville. Acts include Chevelle, All That Remains, Dirty Heads, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Sponge, Bobaflex, Shallow Side, Starset, Heritage and more. $33 per ticket. Blazefestrocks.com.Mon., 6 p.m. Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party meets at Niceville City Hall with a Clerk of the Court Forum.Tues., 6 p.m. Niceville Garden Club monthly meeting in the Community Center across from the Niceville Library. Public is welcome. Email nvgc1@cox.net. COMING UP Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithFlorida residents who have given their lives in military action in Afghanistan or Iraq since Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered in a "Field of Valor" display of American flags at the Mullet Festival grounds, Niceville, June 7-14. The display, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Niceville, will incorporate 343 flags, one for each of the state's fallen. Pictured, Exchange Club members Gary Miller and Carmen Zamora prepare flags for the event. Separately, on Monday, May 26, the Twin Cities Veterans Council will sponsor its annual Memorial Day ceremony at Doolittle Memorial Park, Valparaiso, at 11 a.m.Reclaimed water users are asked to conserve2 allegedly peddled stolen trailers on InternetRising watersResidents say runoff swamps neighborhoodBy Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Neighborhoods and businesses using the city of Niceville's reclaimed water system have been asked to ration irrigationwater through the summer. The Preserve, Swift Creek Plantation, Swift Creek subdivision, the Walmart shopping center, Rocky Bayou Christian School, the Heritage Gardens cemetery, the City Hall complex, and the Mullet Festival site all use the reclaimed water at no charge to irrigate lawns and shrubs. The water is highly treated effluent from the NicevilleValparaiso sewage-treatment plant on Highway 85 North, Niceville. "There's certain treatment values that you're supposed to have," said Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin. "If it doesn't reach a certain level of treatment, you can't send it out to residents." With the summer lawn-watering season looming, Corbin has asked reclaimed water users to reduce usage this year until September or October. The city has worked out a voluntary plan with residents for those who have odd-numbered addresses to water on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Those with even addresses will water on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. This will allow the tank to refill on Wednesday when no watering should be done. Meantime, a problem that By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Citizens of Bayshore Drive attended the May 13 Niceville City Council meeting in an attempt to explain their issues with stormwater in the past year. The citizens spoke of sinkholes, water intrusion, and collapse of the support on the side of the roadway. David Larremore said he fell thigh high into a sinkhole near the drain at his house in March. He and wife, Barbara, have set up wooden pallets on their driveway because of the water that's bubbling up from below. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Valp. debates docks on public waterfront Police Blotter, page A-6 Please see WATERS, page A-3Field of Valor to honor war dead Please see CONSERVE, page A-2 Please see VALP, page A-7 Pilings, a dock in use and one in disrepair line a section of Boggy Bayou on the north end of Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso, where some residents want to build or repair docks on land owned by the city. Beacon photo by Marcia Anne Sanders Michelle Glass Roger Belcher Barbara Larremore stands on the pallets she and her husband, David, have set up to cross their Bayshore Drive, Niceville, driveway safely due to water bubbling up which has covered most of their back yard and now threatens their driveway. Beacon photo by Marcia Anne Sanders

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By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Going to swim practice, painting in advanced art class, and studying are all in a typical day for Seong Iris Yee Lee, a senior at Rocky Bayou Christian School. She seems to fit in so well, it’s hard to believe that Iris is over 7,300 miles from her home in Onyang Asan, South Korea. Iris is one of 18 students at Rocky Bayou Christian School this year in its international student exchange program. She lives with host parents Jared and Jacquelyn Owen in Niceville along with another South Korean exchange student, Jin Kim, a ninth grader from Seoul. The Owens have experienced culture shock through their two exchange students and have found that there are definite differences between the U.S. and South Korea. "We had some roach problems and Iris and Jin have informed us they don’t have any in South Korea. Every time there’s a roach, you hear them screaming," said Mr. Owen. The Owens do not have any children of their own so Mrs. Owen said juggling schedules has been the most difficult part of having exchange students. Iris was on the swim team, Mrs. Owen coached cheerleading, and Jin played soccer this year and was in the Math Club. Mr. Owen is a basketball coach at Rocky Bayou as well. Exchange student Peeraya "Boom" Suepukdee from Thailand was also in Math Club, Spanish Club and Culinary Club as well as running track and being the water girl for the basketball team. Annette Rodriguez, who with her husband Jose hosts Boom, says she has no regrets. "She is just a blessing. Ultimately, this is by far one of the best things I have ever done." Katherine Grete, who along with her husband, Bob, hosts Kenyan student Melanie Ouma, an 11th grader from Nairobi, in their Niceville home, said, "We’ve learned to love students from other places and we’ve learned to appreciate their culture and way of doing things. It’s a pleasure to be able to share God’s word on a daily basis with students who have not had that opportunity." The Owens have also come to appreciate Korean food, since Jin and Iris often cook for their host parents. What do the exchange students appreciate most about America? Boom says, "Freedom!" and then later adds, "Good service. The waitresses are really respectful." According to Melanie, it’s shopping. "I like malls. Here I can shop in the same place, a big place. It’s more fun." Jin agrees with Melanie and is glad that she can buy American brands more cheaply here. For Iris it’s the beach, "I really like to go to the beach here and take pictures. In Korea it’s kind of different. The sand is different. The sand here is like taking a picture in the snow. The sky is more clear and blue (in America)." As for the things they don’t like so much, Boom says, "(Americans are) not healthy with their food." Melanie does not like how hard it is to travel. "America is pretty much like a whole continent. It’s like going from one country to another to go from state to state." Like many American teenagers, she laments not having a car. Iris and Jin agree. "The worst thing is transportation. In Korea we can walk, bike, and just go. Here we have to take a car," says Iris. Missing family is also high on the list. Jin says she has learned to appreciate her mother more because she has to clean her room here in America. Overall, the students are glad they came to the U.S. though and enjoy attending Rocky Bayou Christian School. "People treat you nicely than in other schools and the teachers are different because they actually care about you. The teacher made sure of your salvation which is more important than things which will not last forever," said Boom. Melanie particularly appreciates Mrs. Grete’s homemade corn pudding and macaroni and cheese. When homesickness calls, though there’s always karaoke, says Iris. 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Corbin said the heavy rains the area experienced at the end of April, coupled with a plant upgrade project, affected the plant's ability to treat the water properly. One of the three sewagetreatment lines is out of service while it is fitted with new equipment. The plant had to temporarily stop reclaimed water output entirely because the crippled plant was not able to process effluent fast enough to keep up with the record inflows caused by the rains. "Now we have created a better line of communication between the regional plant and the city, so if that happens we can get the information quickly," Corbin said. The city is creating a website called CityofNiceville.info with a "reuse" page for the citizens and businesses using reclaimed water. Corbin said the city will use the website, when completed, to communicate information on other things as well. The city sent e-mails and put out door hangers earlier this month to ask occupants to follow the watering schedule and to inform them of the website. Separately, Swift Creek subdivision residents also have a lowpressure problem due to an undersized distribution pipe between College Boulevard and Heritage Gardens Cemetery, according to city officials. The city has prepared specifications for installation of a larger pipe, and the bid opening for construction of this project is scheduled for June 5. The city estimates this improvement project will be completed around midSeptember and will cost about $200,000. The city is not adding new developments to the water reclamation system while the availability of reclaimed water is restricted. Although reclaimed water piping is being installed by the developer in the new Stables development just south of Marysa Drive, this development will not be connected to the reclaimed water system in the near future, according to the city. 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Phelps said at the meeting that his house is 20 feet above sea level but he had eight inches of standing water in his yard after recent heavy rains, and had been pumping 150 gallons of water for three days. "If I didn't have pumps running, it'd be four foot deep," said Phelps. Neighbor Carnazza said he pumped 70 to 80 gallons of water out of his house last July and 350 gallons last month. Laura Nowers said part of the support for Bayshore Drive appears to be threatened as well. Several of the citizens believe that the water table has risen. They also think that the recent addition of a city water retention pond at the corner of Bayshore and Valparaiso Boulevard might have something to do with it. The pond is approximately 10 feet deep and has perhaps seven feet of water in it at any given time, which reflects the natural water table, according to Baskerville Donovan engineer Cleve Dryden, a city consultant. In an interview after the meeting, Dryden said that the pond was put there to improve stormwater quality and reduce runoff. "It handles about half the runoff from Valparaiso Boulevard," Dryden said. "We encapsulated the ditches on the south side with pipes and piping to pick up the groundwater and cut it off and provide some treatment, going down Valparaiso. This is an improvement plan to reduce and minimize the amount of sediment that gets underway into Boggy Bayou." City Public Works Director Bruce Price also said that the system was put in place to deal with flooding issues in order to carry the water down to Bayshore Drive. "Stormwater systems are designed to pick up and treat a certain amount of water," Price said. "Most are designed for a 25-year storm. When you have a storm event of the magnitude that we've had in these last two heavy water events, no stormwater system is going to treat the water." Price said there are at least 25 places in the city with stormwater issues that he is looking at now. He said that City Manager Lannie Corbin will meet with Baskerville Donovan to determine if the pond is adversely impacting anyone. However, Dryden said if anything the pond might cause the water table to fall rather than rise. "The rains that we've been having have caused it to be at their higher levels than have been experienced at other times of the season," Dryden said. "We are at a very high level because of great amount of rain." Beacon photo by Marcia Anne Sanders Laura Nowers shows the new city retention pond suspected of raising the water table for her and her neighbors experiencing wate r issues on Bayshore Drive in Niceville. WATERSFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ArrestsOn May 7, Niceville police arrested Robert Charles McIntyre Jr., 42, a construction worker, of 314 Boxer Ave., Niceville, as an out-of-state fugitive from justice. The arrest stemmed from a Mississippi warrant for embezzlement. * On May 10, Valparaiso police arrested Taylor Nicole Henry, 19, a server, 519 Linden Ave., Niceville, for one count of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), one count of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, and one count of possession of paraphernalia. Shortly after midnight on May 10, an officer observed two people standing by a parked car at the Southern Gardens Apartments, Kelly Mill Road, with a beer placed on the roof. The officer approached and told them that they had left the beer on the roof of the car, at which point they said that it belonged to the people sitting in the vehicle. The officer then exited his patrol car and attempted to make contact with the occupants of the other vehicle. As the officer approached the passenger window, he observed Henry, who was sitting in the driver’s seat holding up a clear plastic jewelry bag and attempting to conceal it under the top of her shorts. The officer also observed what appeared to be a rolled up dollar bill in the center console. The officer then had the occupants step out of the vehicle and detained them. Henry then produced from her front right shorts pocket another small bag containing suspected marijuana, which later field tested positive for THC. A search of the vehicle revealed a small piece of suspected cocaine, which also field tested positive. Henry was then placed under arrest and advised that if she was caught smuggling any contraband into the detention facility, more charges would be added. Henry then produced a glass smoking pipe with burnt marijuana inside, along with another bag of cocaine from the front of her shorts. * On May 4 Niceville police arrested a 17-year-old Valparaiso youth for one count of possession of marijuana over 20 grams. The marijuana was discovered during a traffic stop on John Sims Parkway for a broken headlight. During the traffic stop a strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from within the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 27 grams of a leafy green substance under the rear passenger seat. This was the suspect’s seat in the vehicle. When told where the marijuana was found, the suspect confessed to ownership of it. A field test of the found material gave a positive indication of THC. OtherOn May 7, an Okaloosa deputy responded to a report of a vehicle burglary at an address on St. Pierre Cove, Niceville. The victim reported that he had left his car in his driveway, locked, but with the passenger window 3 to 4 inches down. Unknown persons were apparently able to open the door through the window, and took several items, including an Army-issued rucksack, helmet mounts, and a body armor carrier, with a total estimated value of $1,605. * On May 10, an Okaloosa deputy responded to the Hampton Inn at 4400 Ansley Drive, Niceville, regarding a vehicle burglary. The complainant stated that while he and his colleagues were visiting on business, he parked his US government-issued truck just outside the parking lot of the motel. The complainant stated that he parked the truck the previous afternoon, and upon returning to it on the morning of May 10, discovered that the window of the rear passenger door had been shattered, and a silver-colored briefcase style toolbox, along with some tools, was missing from the rear floorboard of the truck. He said the stolen items are valued at $500. 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 May 12, 2014 through May 18, 2014. 0 Structure Fire26 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms5 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME S.R. 285...................................Vehicle crash..................5/12/14....................07:53 23 rd Street...............................Medical............................5/12/14....................12:01 N. Cedar Ave...........................Medical............................5/12/14....................14:33 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Service call......................5/12/14....................14:51 Springwood Way.....................Medical............................5/12/14....................16:04 Matthew St..............................Medical............................5/12/14....................17:08 Pine St.....................................Overheated motor..........5/13/14....................03:06 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical............................5/13/14....................07:01 Hickory Ave.............................Medical............................5/13/14....................08:19 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/13/14....................09:16 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical............................5/13/14....................10:27 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical............................5/13/14....................12:13 Bayshore Dr............................Medical............................5/13/14....................12:52 W. John Sims Pkwy................Vehicle crash..................5/13/14....................21:00 Pine Lake Dr............................Heated short circuit........5/14/14....................00:25 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical............................5/14/14....................05:22 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/14/14....................13:43 Bailey Dr..................................Medical............................5/14/14....................14:58 Rocky Bayou Bridge...............Cancelled........................5/14/14....................16:48 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/15/14....................00:03 S.R. 123...................................Cancelled........................5/15/14....................12:53 W. John Sims Pkwy................Good intent.....................5/15/14....................19:23 Kelly Rd...................................Medical............................5/15/14....................20;11 Nathey Ave..............................Medical............................5/16/14....................01:26 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Powerline down..............5/16/14....................05:59 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Overheated motor.........5/16/14....................07:05 Bayshore Dr............................Medical............................5/16/14....................14:52 4 th Street.................................Medical............................5/16/14....................15:00 Darlington Oak Dr...................Medical............................5/17/14....................06:15 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical............................5/17/14....................11:18 Reeves St................................Chemical spill.................5/17/14....................17:22 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/18/14....................04:44 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/18/14....................06:23 E. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical............................5/18/14....................08:54 Rocky Shores Dr.....................Medical............................5/18/14....................15:38 Country Club Dr......................Medical............................5/18/14....................18:02 23 rd Street...............................Medical............................5/18/14....................20:39 Weekly Safety Tip: A multipurpose dry chemical Class ABC Fire Extinguisher is the best choice for general home use. Mount the extinguisher on a bracket on the wall near an exit so that anyone using it can escape from the room if a fire spreads. All occupants must know when and how to use the extinguisher. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook. Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 12, 2014 through May 18, 2014. Street Situation Date Time Range Rd.................................Medical...............................5/12/14....................13:05 S.R. 293...................................Vehicle accident.................5/12/14....................16:01 S.Midbay Bridge......................Dispatched & cancelled....5/12/14....................16:59 E. Hwy. 20................................Lock-out.............................5/12/14....................18:53 Caribbean Way........................Public assist.......................5/12/14....................21:24 Caribbean Way........................Public assist.......................5/13/14....................01:04 Pine Street...............................Heat from short circuit.......5/13/14....................03:08 Pine Lake Dr............................Dispatched & cancelled....5/14/14....................00:27 Bay Dr.......................................Public assist.......................5/14/14....................06:27 Merchants Way........................Alarm activation.................5/14/14....................08:47 Hwy. 20 E.................................Medical...............................5/14/14....................09:44 Rrange Rd................................Power line down................5/14/14....................16:29 Rocky Bayou Bridge................Dispatched & cancelled....5/14/14....................16:50 E. Hwy. 20................................Vehicle accident.................5/14/14....................20:04 Scenic Hwy.98.........................Dispatched & cancelled....5/14/14....................22:42 Hwy. 293 bypass road.............Vehicle accident.................5/15/14....................03:28 Range Rd.................................Gas leak.............................5/15/14....................07:31 N. White Point Rd....................Medical...............................5/15/14....................12:58 Winged Foot Dr........................Rescue...............................5/16/14....................08:42 E. Hwy. 20................................Animal rescue....................5/16/14....................09:42 E. Hwy. 20................................Dispatched & cancelled....5/16/14....................10:04 N. White Point Rd....................Dispatched & cancelled....5/16/14....................11:46 Prestwick Dr.............................Medical...............................5/16/14....................23:35 Bluewater Point Dr...................Medical...............................5/17/14....................00:31 Prestwick Dr.............................Public assist.......................5/17/14....................04:52 Nassau Dr................................Medical assist....................5/17/14....................13:05 Capri Cove...............................Dispatched & cancelled....517/14.....................14:00 Caribbean Way........................Public assist.......................5/17/14....................23:42 Southlake Ct............................Medical...............................5/18/14....................08:22 Prestwick Dr.............................Medical assist....................5/18/14....................13:34 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. 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north of Lincoln Park which were built by private property owners in the past. The city commission decided to let Commissioner Joe Morgan put together a process for permitting docks in this area. Morgan said he would set up a vehicle for community input in the process. In an interview after the meeting, Morgan said, "My personal feeling is we can construct it in a way that we can have a win-win for the people who are willing to invest in putting a dock in and meet their needs and concerns and the needs and concerns of their neighbors and the citizens of Valparaiso." Morgan said he used private docks in public areas growing up to learn how to fish. "I saw them as a benefit to people." However, during the commission meeting Carl Scott, city administrator, speaking as a private citizen, disagreed with Morgan. "Plat 1 beaches are made for the general public. Plat 1 ought to be a pristine, aesthetically pleasing area. That beach is for us. It's for my grandkids and for us to walk on." Later, Scott said, "You can walk down the beach front but it's not the same once you have a big wooden structure out there." Scott said there should be a referendum on whether the city should continue to condone private docks in the area. "If 60 percent approve of it, then so be it," he said. "I don't think any commissioner should decide that for the people." In the interview, Morgan said he is open to doing a public workshop if necessary. He said part of his plan for the dock approval process would be that anyone could use the docks or piers in Plat 1, although the owners would have certain rights to protect the docks from vandalism. Morgan said he has several principles the permitting process would follow. Docks would have to be publicly approved, specifically by the neighbors of those affected. Docks could not interfere with navigable waterways or of the use of the beach and water by the community. They wouldn't be oriented into the line of sight of neighbors in accordance with current guidelines. The size could not be too ostentatious and would have to fit the need of the owner. The number of docks may be limited. "If we're going to have any restrictions, we want to lay out the guidelines. Once the permit is approved, we have a process that's rather clear and lays out the metrics for what considerations we're looking at." Former commissioner and an owner of a waterview lot herself, Diane Kelley also spoke at the meeting. "We are a city with more public access to the water and public parks than any other city." Kelley said she put pilings up for a dock and received a ceaseand-desist order from the city. A neighbor has a dock that is in use now. Scott said the problem is there is nothing written about code enforcement on this issue. "We do not do selective code enforcement in Valparaiso with the exception of docks," said Scott, who is code enforcement officer. "There's a different rule for everybody who owns a dock out there. We have asked time and time again for instructions on how to enforce our dock code." The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 21, 2014 Page A-7 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 years Browse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Servicewww.powellagency.com 110 N. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Car dealer eyed for Valparaiso, officials say By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Valparaiso officials say they believe that a car dealer is interested in using land behind the city "welcome" sign between Highway 85 and Valparaiso Parkway. A spokesman for developer Valparaiso Realty, which owns the currently vacant land, declined to comment specifically, saying only, "We're looking at a number of options." Valparaiso Realty has asked that the unbuilt, but platted part of Wolverine Avenue that would cross between Highway 85 and Valparaiso Parkway be relinquished by the city so the area can be developed. Commissioner Heyward Strong said of Valparaiso Realty's presentation, "He said he had a business lined up to go there. He didn't mention any business. He mentioned he had a client he wanted to move in there and in order to have the property he wants, he needs to have that area vacated." The Valparaiso City Commission May 12 endorsed on first reading a proposed ordinance that would relinquish city rights to a "paper" street on the land. The second and final reading is scheduled for May 27. City Commissioner Joe Morgan asked that the measure be changed so that the city retain a utilities easement. Mayor Bruce Arnold indicated that would be included in subsequent readings of the ordinance, which are required for passage. According to City Administrator Carl Scott, there is a water main under the area where Wolverine would continue, so the city needs to have access to maintain it. Scott later said that it was his understanding that the area may be used for a new car lot. Planning Commissioner Joseph Cobb mentioned that the area was being considered for a car lot during a Valparaiso Visioning Committee meeting May 8. The land is zoned I-2 for industrial usage, so a car dealership would be allowed on the site, according to the zoning code. Window treatments are an essential part of every home or business. The right treatment not only enhances the appearance of the home, but also can save money on your power bill. We can save your furnishings from the suns brutal UV rays and add style to any building. Accurate Window Coverings offers a variety of window treatments for the interior and exterior. Our business started in 1998 in Niceville. Since that time, we have added shops in Shalimar, Crestview and Defuniak and serve the entire Gulf Coast. We only sell products that are manufactured in the United States, therefore helping our economy recover from the recent recession by not out sourcing to other countries. Most of our products carry a lifetime warranty. We are trying to “Keep it Green” by selling vinyl products that are manufactured with recyclable materials. Our wood products are made with the finest quality woods such as poplar and basswood. The products we sell range from the most common 2” blinds to the most unique, hurricane rated, articulating Bahamas shutters. They include: blinds, shutters, shades, draperies, hurricane shutters and window tinting. We have 17 years of custom window covering knowledge. Our staff has hands on experience to help you decide which treatment best suits your needs. We enjoy what we do and look forward to each new challenge. We excel in arched windows and specialty shaped windows. We have the perfect treatment to suit your needs. We are the leader in motorized treatments. Some of the products we motorize are: Draperies, blinds, horizontal sheers, cellular shades, roman shades, solar screens and hurricane shutters. We are currently becoming certified in TaHomA home automation. This program will allow you to control your home from a laptop or smart phone. Accurate Window Coverings V.P. ,Trey Wallace, started as an installer for a large drapery work room in Durham, N.C. in 1997. He came back to the area in 2001 and teamed with Eric Howland and Accurate Glass Tinting to transform the company into a “One stop window coverings shop.” “A client is the most valuable asset we have,” said Trey. “They are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them. They are not outsiders in our business, they are part of it. We are not doing them a favor by serving them, they are doing us a favor by allowing us to do so.” Over the years we have left our fingerprints on many local homes and businesses. We have numerous references including: The United States Air Force, our counties school system, local government offices, numerous businesses and many satisfied clients. Please ask us for a reference list when we give you a free in home consultation. We are lucky to be part of such a great community. Most of our business is referrals and repeat clients. We respect our heroes and offer the military as well as our local emergency personnel a 10% discount. 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FULLSERVICEHAIRfor Ladies & MenHair Styling • Hi/Low Lites Shades • Hair Color • Perms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out ............................... 101 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Tues-Fri 9-6 • Sat 8-2 Evening Appointments Upon Request ................................ RedKen Color & Products Kenra Haircare Products Call Today! 678-1977 Merchant’s Walk, Ste 101 Niceville • 850-897-4488 www.Blu ewaterBa yDentist.com Olivier Broutin, D.M.D. Do you suffer from daily headaches?You may be experiencing symptoms associated with TMJ Syndrome. Call our office at 897 4488 to set up a free consultation for relief today! THEBAYBEACONPage A-8 Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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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 ee d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , M M a a y y 2 2 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 In the Service Air Force Airman Micajah W. McCollough graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. McCollough is the son of Howard McCollough of Fort Worth, Texas. He is a 2009 graduate of Niceville High School. Cindy Smith Bryson of Niceville was named a blue ribbon winner by Just A Pinch.com Food Editor Janet Tharpe for her original recipe, "Sour Cream Coffee Cake Surprise." *** Niceville area volunteer Jim Miller has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, part of a national recognition program through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, for his volunteer work with ShelterBox USA. *** Niceville area volunteer David Wolcott has also been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, part of a national recognition program through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, for his volunteer work with ShelterBox USA. By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Former Niceville resident and graduate of Northwest Florida State College, Alan Ritchson, returned to Niceville last week with his wife, Catherine to celebrate their 8th anniversary. During his visit he took the time to meet with the cast of the upcoming production of "Spamalot" which will open on the mainstage of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center July 16-19. An accomplished actor, he answered questions and gave an insider's view of Hollywood during a taping of "Working Showbiz," a new talkshow produced by R.J. Murdock of Make A Scene Marketing & Media, who also does filming projects for the school. The show may be seen at emeraldcoastTV.com Besides playing Raphael in the upcoming production of "Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles" to be released this fall by Paramount Pictures, Ritchson will be appearing in a Sony production of "The Wedding Ringer," a comedy about a groom who has so few friends he finds the need to hire groomsmen for his wedding. Ritchson will play in the role of Kip, a groomsman. In the past Ritchson has appearred in various roles such as Aquaman in "Smallville" and the tribute character of District One victor, Gloss in "Catching Fire," the second installment of "The Hunger Games." In addition to his acting roles, Ritchson has won the rights to "Blue Mountain State," a series that had three seasons on Spike TV before being canceled in 2012. "Lionsgate gave me the rights because they are sick of me calling," said Ritchson. Ritchson has plans to produce the story as a movie with most of the original cast, including his own reprisal in his role of Thad Castle, captain of a college football team. Funded via a Kickstarter campaign, a fundraising method known as "crowd funding," plans are to begin filming of the movie in Montreal this August. A man of many talents, Ritchson is also managing a music career alongside his film pursuits. His first trek, titled "Mojito," will be released within weeks. "People can connect with me on Twitter to find out when," said Ritchson. "I'm big into Twitter." He can be connected with by searching @AlanRitchson. He can also be found on Facebook. Ritchson is an enthusiastic supporter of social media and advises hopeful actors and artists to invest in gathering their own fanbase. "These days we are our own marketing force," said Ritchson during the show taping. During one recent film casting he witnessed, he says producers were looking through Twitter and Facebook pages to cast roles. "If you are able to create your own following these people will want you." he said of movie producers. He went on to say that while all the traditional rules have changed, it's still old fashioned elbow grease that makes the difference. Actor returns home and visits with ‘Spamalot’ cast Beacon photos by Angela Yuriko SmithAlan Ritchson, a former Niceville resident and now successful actor, recently returned to Northwest Florida State College to visit with the cast of the upcoming local production of "Spamalot" and answer questions about the business. Pictured, the cast ham it up with Ritchson. Alan Ritchson, left, gets a surprise from show producer R.J. Murdock when a clip from a Kids on Campus production from 1996 was played featuring himself. Photo by Cpl. Octavia DavisNiceville woman completes Marine basicRct. Sarah Wilson-Murphy, Platoon 4017, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, waits to advance through a combat training course April 29, on Parris Island, S.C. WilsonMurphy and her fellow recruits maneuvered through the course as they protected each other from simulated enemy fire. This training is part of Basic Warrior Training, which aims to develop recruits combat and field skills. Wilson-Murphy, a 27-year-old from Niceville, is scheduled to graduate May 23. The Ruckel Middle School 8th grade honors choir, The Ambassadors, did fundraising outside of Walmart last month and raised $1100 in a day to contribute to the American Cancer Society for Relay for Life. Pictured from left, Olivia Reneau, Julia Freeman and Emma Weeks. Ruckel choir raises $1K for Relay Who’s News Cindy Smith Bryson Jim Miller David Wolcott Micajah W. McCollough Please see WHO S NEWS, page B-3 Plew student top cookMaddie Hinze, a third grader at Plew Elementary School, won the 3rd annual Sodexo Future Chefs Competition and was awarded a Kindle Fire for her winning recipe, "Gluten-Free Tea Sandwiches." Maddie's recipe will be on the school lunch menu next school year and her recipe finished in the top 35 recipes in the national contest. 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated.LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netAtHomeInNiceville.com

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PAINTING Steve Mobley Pain ngOver 30 years experience and loving every minute of it!• Color consultant • Kitchen cabinet repain ng • Power washing • Mold, mildew, rust removal • Drywall repair • Wood rot repairLots of sa si ed customers in Bluewater Bay & Niceville!REFERENCES AVAILABLE(850) 585-9422stevengmobley@gmail.com INTERIOR / EXTERIOR RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORING 678-1298 • WWW.STPAULNICEVILLE.COM 1407 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLESUNDAY SERVICES 8:30 a.m. Liturgical 10:30 a.m. Praise Nursery Care Provided SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES 9:30 a.m., Ages 3 Adults PRE-SCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN Now Enrolling for 2014 St. Paul Preschool & Kindergarten VPK Provider SUNDAY, MAY 25 One service only 10:00am “POINTING THE WAY TO JESUS”www.iacdestin.org • 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin • 850 837 6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Worship Services9:00am ~ Traditional Spirit filled Worship with Holy Communion 11:01am ~ Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Youth OutreachWednesdays, 6:30 8:30pm ~ The Shed • Hang out ~ Engage ~ Worship ~ Grow!MORE! Holy Spirit NightTuesday, May 27 ~ 6:30pm57th Annual Blessing of the FleetThursday, May 29: 4pm Service ~ 5pm Blessing of the Boats ~ 5:30pm Fish Fry Behind Fisherman's Wharf, Destin Harbor 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 Craig A. Born of Niceville passed away May 9 in Kentucky after a long illness. He is survived by his mother, Meta Born, Ky., brothers, Wolfgang Born, Ky., and Keith Born, N.D., daughter, April Connley, Ky., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Sgt. Joshua A. Born, killed in Afghanistan Feb. 23, 2012. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project in his son's name, Sgt. Joshua A. Born. Craig was very proud of his son Joshua's military service but was also very supportive of all the troops, especially those serving in combat. He made every effort to attend all local military ceremonies and services held in honor of fallen soldiers. He always reached out to their families with condolences, comfort and offers of any assistance he could provide. He was instrumental in getting a bench dedicated to Sgt. Joshua Born, his beloved son. The bench is located in the area of a Niceville welcome sign. There is a fountain and it is nicely landscaped. Once the bench and plaque were placed, Craig took it upon himself to place an American flag and solar lights. He regularly tended to the area around the bench, including planting flowers. Craig loved to create. He liked wood working, electrical wiring, landscaping, painting, gardening and cooking to name a few hobbies. He never came across a tool or kitchen item he didn't think he just had to have. He ordered and bought more plants and flowers than he had room for in his small yard. However, that didn't stop him, and he managed to squeeze in a vegetable garden, as well. Craig was also very appreciative of all the medical personal who attended to him. He knew he could be a challenging client at times, but in the end he always thanked everyone for their care. He would often go back to various doctor offices and medical units he had been on to bring them his own home baked goods pies, cookies, cakes, and muffins. He loved nature, camping, fishing and wildlife. Craig had a kind and caring heart for people and animals. He loved his family and friends, always having funny and endearing stories to tell about them. He will be missed and remembered fondly by many, both locally and away.Craig A. Born1957 2014 RBCS students win bronze Rocky Bayou Christian School's Latin students and Junior Classical League members placed well on the 3rd annual on-line National Roman Civilization Exam on Feb. 26. Individual winners were Clayton Jago who won a bronze medal in the Advanced Level and Ariel Schesniak who won a bronze medal in the Intermediate Level. Kiwanis Club thanks teachersThe Kiwanis Club of NicevilleValparaiso gave apples to teachers and staff in the schools from Eglin Elementary School to Bluewater Elementary School. Pictured are club members Tim Parsons, Faye Nieft-Paris and Grant Williams. Craig A. Born

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Cutting a rug Learn the art of locker hook rug hooking on Wednesday, May 21 at the Niceville Library. This craft program for adults will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the instructor will be Martha Zimmerman. There will be limited availability so sign up is a must. Please call the Library at 279-4863 x 1507 to reserve a seat. Edge art Edge Elementary School's second and third grade classes will present an Art Extravaganza featuring their OVAL art projects. The viewing and reception will be held in the multi-purpose room from 5-7 p.m. May 22. All second and third grade students will be represented. Friends and family welcome. Kayak trip Paddle the Rocky Bayou in a kayak with a park ranger on Friday, May 23 from 9-11. The paddle trip will go along the shoreline of Rocky Bayou to Rocky Creek and back to the park. Space is limited to 12 people for the trip. There are five double kayaks and two single kayaks available for our use. A signup sheet will be available in the ranger station at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park until May 22 and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Park admission fees do apply, kayak rental fees will be waived. Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is located at 4281 S.R. 20, Niceville. For more information, call 833-9144. Blazefest 2014 The Blazefest 2014 music festival will be on May 24 at the Mullet Festival Grounds, Niceville. Acts include Chevelle, All That Remains, Dirty Heads, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Sponge, Bobaflex, Shallow Side, Starset, Heritage and more. $33 per ticket. For more information visit blazefestrocks.com. Tea Party to meet The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party will meet at Niceville City Hall on Monday, May 26, at 6 p.m. There will be a Clerk of the Court Forum with the candidates running for this position. This officer's responsibilities include maintaining the records of the court. Please come with questions. Honoring veterans Members of the Twin Cities Veterans Council, Boy Scout Troop 52 of Valparaiso and community volunteers will place flags on veterans graves on Saturday, May 24. To join in placing flags, please meet at the DAV building, 920 Hospital Drive, Niceville, at 8 a.m. Memorial Day ceremony The Twin Cities Veterans Council sponsors the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Doolittle Memorial Park, John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, Monday May 26 at 11 a.m. Wreaths will be presented and AMVETS Post 78 Honor Guard will do a rifle salute. Lawn chairs recommended. Gallery exhibit The art exhibits, "A Continuous Mark: Huguette May & Kathleen Elliot,"appears May 27 to July 31 in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries featuring the large-scale drawings by Huguette Despault May and the glass sculptural works of Kathleen Elliot. This national touring exhibition will be on view during regular gallery hours with special evening hours during the July 16-19 performance of the college’s summer musical "Spamalot." For more information visit mattiekellyartscenter.org. Free x-rays The Nortwest Florida State College Dental Assisting Students are offering free dental x-rays starting May 29 until June 27. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 729-6480 to schedule an appointment. Garden Club to meet The Niceville Garden Club hold its monthly meeting in the Community Centeracross from the Niceville Library on May 27 6 p.m. Public is welcome. For more information, email nvgc1@cox.net. Soccer try-outs FC Dallas Emerald Coast Soccer Club is having tryouts for the 20142015 travel season May 27-28 with May 29 as a rain date. Times are U9U12, 5-6:15 p.m. and U13-U18, 6:157:30 p.m. at the Twin Oaks Sports Complex, Niceville. For more information or to preregister, please visit fcdallas-ec.com or call Kim Knight at pr@fcdalls-ec.com or Renee Ramirez at gm@fcdallas-ec.com. Alzheimer s support group A support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available, reserve in advance by calling 866-478-7790. Financial literacy class There will be a class on financial literacy at the Valparaiso Career Training Center Goodwill Industries Big Bend, Inc. 143 John Sims Parkway, on Wednesday, May 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please bring a lunch.Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 2014 12 3 4 56 791011 1213141617 181920 218 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday. CALENDAR The Exchange Club of Niceville is seeking individuals, businesses, and organizations to sponsor flags. Sponsors may choose a specific service member. Individual flag sponsorship is $100 and the flag can picked up in person or mailed after the event. In addition, there are three levels of corporate sponsorship that include multiple flags as well as display of a business name and logo at the event. The flags will be displayed during the The Field of Valor event which will commence with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 and be open for viewing each day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through June 14. Admission is free. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Fisher House fisherhouseemeraldcoast.org and the Exchange Club of Niceville's community service projects. For more information, please contact the Exchange Club of Niceville at nicevilleexchange@gmail.com or call 678-8680. Lewis band to perform concert The Lewis School's Jazz Band ensemble will perform along with the symphonic, intermediate and beginner bands on Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylor Haugen Gym at Lewis School, Valparaiso. The Spring Concert is free and open to the public. Pictured, the jazz band performs at Saturday in the Park. *** Amanda Laporta of Niceville was recently named to the Flagler College President's List. Laporta was honored with other recipients at a special ceremony where Flagler President William T. Abare, Jr., congratulated them and challenged them to continue their academic success. *** Lewis Wilder the Connections Pastor with Niceville United Methodist Church, was recently recognized for his many volunteer hours dedicated to Children in Crisis as the Vehicle Maintenance Coordinator. *** Mayor names DAC Day Members and prospective members of Eucheeanna Chapter, Niceville, gathered as Mayor Randall Wise issued a proclamation that May 4 would be known as Eucheeanna Chapter Daughter of American Colonists Day in honor of their first anniversary. Pictured, Margaret Nichols with the proclamation. For information call 897-1278. Niceville homeschoolers win Local homeschool group, Classical Conversations, Niceville Challenge B class, won all four rounds of a mock trial competition against teams from Mobile, Ala. to Panama City. They received the highest points and the winning verdicts in each round. Pictured, Micah Baughman, Lucas Bueno, Aidan V, Lauren Miller, Melanie Armfield, Jacqueline Beauchamp, Anna Colquitt, Katherine Colquitt and Lydia Kollar. Niceville artist wins 3rd placeThe Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College chose Emily Courtoy of Niceville as the 3rd place winner in the 3-D category with her scuplture titled "Birdhouse" at the annual Arnie Hart Juried Student Art Exhibition. Lewis Wilder WHO S NEWSFrom page B-1 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) Looking for a job? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Beacon. Spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home located in Andalusia, AL. MLS # 13807. Call 334-2223142. 135’ on the bay. 204 Bayshore Dr.(South of Alaqua Vineyards). johndanilow.com licensed real estate broker, 850-217-8104 Toward helping explain our changing times,two new titles from Walton County author John Danilow available now at Bayou Books, Niceville. House cleaning in BWB and Rocky Bayou areas. Call 850-3764610. See news happening? Call the Beacon Newspapers at 850678-1080. Help Wanted Homes for Sale New Books Services Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. CLASSIFIEDS Beacon "Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!" 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Postal workers collect 16,000 pounds for driveTwin City letter carriers collected over 16,000 pounds of canned and dry foods May 10 for the National Letter Carriers Food Drive. Residents were directed to leave donated foods in bags on their mail boxes for postal workers to pick up. Food that was weighed, date checked, sorted and stored by a crew of volunteers from First Presbyterian Church, Niceville, pictured. The food was donated to Sharing and Caring, Niceville. Niceville Exchange Club seeks sponsors

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