The Bay beacon

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The Bay beacon
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Beacon
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Niceville, Fla
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United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission June 3 will consider a $20.1 million budget approved by the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA). The MBBA governing board earlier this month gave approval to the spending plan for fiscal year 2015, which will begin Oct. 1. The new budget calls for $18,133,333 in total operation and administration expenses. It also sees $2 million in capital expenditures, and for ending cash and investments of $72,835,667 by Sept. 30, 2015. By contrast, the current, FY 2014 budget, which was approved during the final stages of construction of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector, includes total operation and administration expenses of $16,992,035, $6,000,000 in capital expenditures, and ending cash and investments of $73,605,965. On May 23, MBBA Assistant Executive Director Rolin Sayler issued a statement clarifying some aspects of the new MBBA budget. The enacting legislation of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority requires that each year the By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Pay increases of 2 percent and a 2 percent tuition-and-fee increase are part of a proposed $42.8 million budget for Northwest Florida State College's four main funds. If passed, the proposed increase in tuition and fees of $2 per semester hour would be the lowest in two decades. It would have a $60 impact on students taking a typical full load of 15 hours weekly of classes in a twosemester year. At $104.12, the proposed total of semester-hour tuition and fees for the 2014-15 academic year would still be $9.10 less than the maximum allowed by the state, according to college officials. Northwest Florida State ranks 20th of Florida's 28 community colleges in tuition and fees. The Northwest Florida State proposed increase is for capital improvements, particularly a new computer system at the college called Banner. "The state recognized it wouldn't have money for maintenance and improvement at the college," college President Ty Handy said in an interview following a board of trustees committee meeting May 20. "They passed a law for students to cover costs (Florida taxpayers) weren't going to pick up." Tuition and fees account for less than half the cost of a Florida community college education. Most of the rest comes from taxes. The new computer system will include a new college Web site, 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 28, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Class on financial literacy at the Valparaiso Career Training Center Goodwill Industries Big Bend, Inc. 143 John Sims Parkway. Bring a lunch. Thurs,, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Blood drive at Niceville City Hall, 204 N. Partin Drive. All donors will receive a T-shirt. Fri., 6-8 p.m. Princess Ball, a dance for daddies and daughters, at the Niceville Community Center for ages 5-12. Pre-register by May 28, donation of $20 at the door. 461-7573. Mon, 5:30 p.m. Public forum hosted by Silver Sands Republican Women at Bluewater Bay's Clubhouse, Niceville, $15 includes dinner. Republican candidates for Okaloosa County School Board, Districts 1 and 3, will participate. 678-2182. COMINGUP Beacon photo by Mike GriffithSunshine and warm temperatures heralded the beginning of summer in Niceville and Valparaiso this past Memorial Day weekend. Some residents took time to solemnly observe the holiday by remembering Americas war dead, such as during the annual community ceremony at Doolittle Park, Valparaiso. Following speeches, songs, and the laying of wreaths, the AMVETS Post 78 Honor Guard fired a rifle salute.Fire district eyes expenses2% hikes in fees, pay seen for collegeBy Rich Byrd Beacon Correspondent East Niceville Fire District (ENFD) commissioners continued efforts to control costs, assess employee medical-insurance options and streamline oversight of fiscal matters during their May meeting. Commissioner Tricia Brunson, treasurer, reported financial execution through March 31 was in line with budget targets. Total current assets, including prepaid insurance, were $396,271 and barring any unforeseen expenditures, execution is proceeding in accordance with approved budget. Brunson did indicate that she would be working with ENFD bookkeeper Laura Roesch to adjust several expenses that were not categorized correctly. This would not have an impact on the budget other than ensuring accurate accounting categorization of expenses. Commissioner Ed Dunbar indicated that this corrective issue "may require an action to amend the existing annual budget" to ensure compliance with governing directives. Also during the May 12 meeting, Dunbar presented a proposal for securing a line of credit with Peoples National Bank in order to The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Police Blotter, page A-5 The last full measure of devotion Please see COLLEGE, page A-6 Please see BUDGET, page A-2$20 million budget seen for bridge authority Please see EXPENSES, page A-2 $48.45 $50.90 $55.45 $58.78 $63.00 $66.78 $75.73 $84.62 $94.02 $100.12 $102.12 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 Winter '08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 $0 $20 $40 $60 $80 $100 $120Tuition & fees per hour, lower division *2-year degree classes; 2014-15 proposed Source: NWF State Coll. NWFSC tuition and fees Per semester hour, by academic year* Collegiate graduates 98Graduates of Collegiate High School gathered outside the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College May 22 before the school's 14th annual commencement ceremony. Of the 98 graduates, 86 also received twoyear associate's degrees earlier this month. Pictured, Principal Anthony Boyer and Assistant Principal Christine Cruickshank are surrounded by grads.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Chelco to change lights in Bluewater By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Some residents of Bluewater Bay may soon see a new type of street lighting, and potentially higher costs for such lighting, in their neighborhoods, according to Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (Chelco) lighting coordinator Sinder Perring, who addressed the May 20 meeting of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) governing board. During the meeting, Perring told the MSBU board that Chelco is planning to replace some existing carriage style streetlights with more efficient shoebox type lights. The newer lights, she said, will allow the use of light emitting diode (LED) lights, which, although more expensive to Please see BWB, page A-5 Older streetlights in Bluewater Bay may soon be replaced by more-efficient "shoebox" lights such as this one.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 THEBAYBEACON Low rates are just around the corner. Convenient local office Money-saving discounts Low down payments Monthly payment plans 24-hour service and claims Coverage available by phone Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Motorcycle coverage is underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. Homeowners, renters and boat coverages are written through non-af liated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image 1999-2013. 2013 GEICO850-863-4187 CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE!1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/BoxesCall for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) 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 By Marcia Anne Sanders Bay Beacon Staff Writer When Rocky Bayou Christian students walk across the stage to receive their diplomas this Friday, 10 of them will be leaving the only school they have ever known. These "lifers" were enrolled at RBCS as 3-, 4-, or 5-year-olds, and they never left. These 10 have enjoyed the best and the worst of Rocky Bayou. Whats the best part of being a Rocky Bayou lifer? According to Tyler Paskell being in a small private school brings everybody closer together. "You know and are friends with most of your class." Wilhelmina Nelson agrees and said, "Rockys not a school; were just like a giant family." Kristin Maxwell says the best part is the faculty. "I think that one of the best things about Rocky is whenever youre struggling with a real-life problem, you can go to the faculty and theyll mentor and pray for you and give you biblical advice." Matthew Pippins agrees the teachers are great, but for a different reason, "I think since its a smaller school, the education benefits are a lot better. You can go one-on-one with the teachers and learn a lot better." After 13 or more years at the school, however, the students do have a few complaints. Joshua Jarrell voices his opinion of what he doesnt like about Rocky Bayou. "I think that the worst thing about Rocky is because we are so close, rumors and gossip gets around in, Id say, one period, two periods." For Sydney Whitaker, it is difficult being known within the school when you have a sister or brother whos gone through Rocky Bayou before you. "If you have siblings here, everybody knows your sibling and they kind of expect you to be as good as them." The lifers do feel that going to Rocky Bayou has prepared them for life in different and important ways. For Tyler, "I think it teaches us the importance of having a Christiancommunity. Its almost like church. It teaches us to get involved in the same kind of community." Matthew Pippins thinks being at Rocky will help him with his next adventurecollege. "I believe that Rocky has helped me more on an educational level. Ive heard people in college sayits really, really hard, but people whove been here say its pretty much the same." Although they may never have attended another school, these Rocky Bayou lifers have heard about some of the differences between other schools and theirs. Wilhelmina Nelson noticed one difference is, "We have a lot more freedom. We can go off campus in our junior and senior year. We respect our teachers and they give us the respect we need to succeed in our futures." As a Christian school, Rocky Bayou has some differences in the curriculum as well. Sarah Augustin said the difference between Rocky Bayou and other schools is, "The amount of how much biblical theology is put into every subject, especially government." Tyler said what happens outside of the school also doesnt stay outside of Rocky Bayou. "At this school, theres a lot more accountability. People get disciplined for what happens outside of school." These lifers have varying plans for their future, from culinary school and doctorate degrees in history, to becoming officers in the Air Force or Army. All are planning to go to college, but just one to a Christian college. They see a bright future for themselves and for the school. In the words of Joshua Jarrell, "Things will continue to get bigger and they will get better stuff right after we leave."10 lifers graduate in Rocky Bayou class of 2014 729-2131 Auto Business Home Life FloodHOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com The amazing Salt Rox...Come see!Oak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville Open: Mon.-Sat. 9-6850-678-1593 | www.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986 Reflections on a Christian school career Ten "lifers," students who have been enrolled at Rocky Bayou Christian School their entire scholastic careers, will graduate Fr iday. Pictured, Joshua Jarrell, Christian Yun, Tyler Paskell, Kristin Maxwell, Sarah Augustin, Sydney Whitaker, Wilhelmina Nelson, Matthew Pippins, and Michael Pate. Not pictured, Hannah Barber. provide a fund reserve. This action would be a proactive measure to offset any declines in operational funds during the transition from the current fiscal year to the next that could negatively impact actions such as payment of its payroll. Dunbar explained the process to establish a line of credit was not a complicated action and discussed procedures, application requirements, processing time (two to three days) and costs involved. Commission members discussed the benefit, cost, and reaction time required to secure a line of credit, but questioned the need at this time. As a result, Dunbar presented a motion to table the issue until the October 2014 meeting. The motion was passed unanimously by the commission members. Past ENFD meetings have concentrated on options to assist with controlling future health care expenditures. A key element to this initiative was a presentation to commissioners by Rick Simerly, a local insurance agent, on the possibilities of alternate health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Commissioner Matthew Schwab said that there may be issues with deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for ENFD firefighters. He said he continues to remain in contact with Simerly and expects to have better information to present at the next meeting. Fire Chief Michael Wright provided an update on the final bill received for repairs to of the district's fire engine. Although the initial repair estimate was $3,000, the final cost of repairs to the engine came in at $5,245. After a detailed review of the discrepancy, Wright determined that the charges were warranted. He stated that several additional items were discovered in the course of the maintenance which required repair to include the need for four new batteries at about $600-$700. Wright reported that the engine is in excellent condition and fully operational. Commissioner Dunbar asked Wright about the age of the engine and whether a new engine was factored in the ENFDs five-yearplan. Wright was not aware of the engines age, but said he would find out and stated that the identification of a new engine has not been added to his five-year plan at this time. A secondary repair action involved the departments thermal imaging camera. It was damaged several months ago during a fire call. Wright stated that an insurance claim had been filed for $5,000-$7,000 to cover repair or replacement. Chief Wright informed the commission that the existing contract for dispatch services provided by Okaloosa County would be expiring soon. As a result, contract renewal actions were being coordinated with all impacted fire departments. He stated that "the contract renewal was for three years at no cost to ENFD." The contract was a continuation of the current operating procedures that have proven to be highly effective. The new contract would go into effect on Sept. 14, 2014. Commissioner Dunbar and Chairman Michael Marcolongo signed the contract on behalf of the ENFD. EXPENSESFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Rich ByrdFirefighters watch the proceedings at the May 12 meeting of the East Niceville Fire District governing board. Authority presents its administrative budget to the Okaloosa County Commission for approval, Sayler stated. Debt service and O&M costs are determined by our bond documents whereas capital expenditures are determined by ongoing work. Therefore, only the administrative budget of $787,500 will be reviewed at the upcoming Commission meeting." "Concerning the ending cash and investments, this is mostly money in reserve and accrual accounts also mandated by our bond documents. MBBA Executive Director Jim Vest said that average daily traffic over the Mid-Bay Bridge during April was up about 6 percent, with about a 3 percent increase in revenue. He said that traffic along the new Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road also continues to increase, having risen steadily from 3,577 vehicles per day passing through the connector roads tolling point in Jan. 2014, the first month in which the road was open, to 5,543 such daily vehicles during April. Those figures do not include the number of vehicles that have used the toll-free portions of the connector road, between State Road 85 and State Road 285, or between the Mid-Bay Bridge and Range Road. Vest said that during the first 10 days of May, an average of 5,300 cars per day have passed through the connector road tolling point. MBBA chairman Gordon Fornell said, We are seeing more traffic along the connector road all the time. People are finding out about it. The toll highway linking State Road 85 north of Niceville to the bridge opened fully in January. Vest also said that he has been having a continuing dialogue with Eglin Air Force Base officials regarding the possibility of building an extension, also known as Phase 4 to the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road, which would connect the present northwestern terminus of the connector road at its intersection with State Road 85, to a point near the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. Eglin is actively looking at that, said Vest. BUDGETFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Servicewww.powellagency.com 110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514Planned water tank seen aiding south countyCounty also eyes law to curb beggingBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission has approved a grant agreement with the Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) to erect a county water tank in the northern part of Okaloosa County that is expected to also benefit southcounty coastal areas. Earlier this month, the commission also approved a new communications tower to be erected near Crestview, agreed to select a new member of the Tourist Development Council (TDC), and agreed to consider drafting an anti-panhandling ordinance similar to those in Orlando and Hernando County. The new, 1-million-gallon water tower, called Mid-County Tank #4, is to be built near Houston Lane, about a mile away from an existing 300,000-gallon tank serving the Crestview airport industrial area. The new tank will be funded by a grant of $1.25 million from the NWFWMD and $1.5 million from Okaloosa County. County documents indicated that the project will bolster water pressure in the area and serve as a reserve to send water to southcounty areas where overtaxed wells may cause salt-water intrusion in groundwater supplies. The water management district is funded by a property tax levied throughout its 16-county jurisdiction. The county's share of the project will be paid by water users. The water tank project is expected to take about two years, with the first one to two months devoted to land acquisition and surveying, the next three to six months to design and permitting, and the rest of the time to actual construction of the tower. At a meeting May 6, the commission approved initiating the bidding process to obtain an engineering consultant for the tank, and approved an agreement with the NWFWMD to jointly fund it. Commissioners also agreed to consideration of a proposed 180foot communications tower, as submitted by Satya Acquisition Management, Inc. on behalf of Verizon Wireless. According to information presented by county growth management director Elliot Kampert, the site of the new tower is located on Caveman Road, Laurel Hill. The property is zoned Agriculture (AA) and has a future land use designation of Agriculture (AG). The subject lease area consists of 10,000 square feet. The overall parcel contains 428 acres more or less. The commission also agreed to proceed with selection of a new member of the countys Tourist Development Council (TDC), to succeed council member Daniel Empson, who recently submitted his resignation. The TDC is a sixmember board appointed by the county commission to advise the county commission on how to manage the countys program to attract visitors to beachfront areas of the county, and how to use bed tax funds collected from visitors who stay in hotels and other accommodations near the Gulf of Mexico. The commission also agreed to further study of a proposed county-wide anti-panhandling ordinance, to include consideration of two sample panhandling ordinances from Orlando and Hernando County. Okaloosa County currently has no panhandling ordinance. The Hernando County ordinance, for example, forbids anyone from soliciting money, employment, business, sales, or contributions from the occupants of vehicles traveling on any street or highway. Violations may be punished by a fine of up to $500 or by imprisonment in the county jail of up to 60 days, or both. The Orlando ordinance defines panhandling as any solicitation made in person, requesting an immediate donation of money or other thing of value. Orlandos definition of panhandling also includes selling something for an amount far exceeding its value, under such circumstances that a reasonable person would understand that the purchase is actually a donation. The Orlando ordinance does, however, allow people to stand or sit passively with a sign or other indication that they are seeking donations, as long as they do not do so in certain locations, including at a bus or train stop, in a public transportation vehicle or facility, in any vehicle on the street, or in a public park, fairgrounds, or sporting facility, including the entries and exits of such places, within 15 feet of an automated teller machine, on private property, within or at the entrance or exit of a parking lot or garage operated by the city, or on public property in the citys downtown core district. The Orlando ordinance also forbids anyone from giving false or misleading information in the course of soliciting a donation, such as falsely claiming to be a military veteran, to be disabled, or to be homeless if they are not, or to claim that donated money will be used for one purpose and then actually spending the money for something else. It also forbids panhandling between sunset and sunrise. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithLest we forgetTwin Cities Veterans Council members, boy scouts and other volunteers honored deceased veterans of U.S. armed forces with flags placed on their graves at area cemeteries during the Memorial Day weekend. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-4 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 I m good with it, but just on interstate highways. is fast enough. I think it s a great idea. Nobody follows the speed limit anyway except for my mother-in-law.What do you think about raising Floridas maximum speed limit from 70 to 75 mph?It sounds good to me. This is the first I ve heard of it. If people actually drove the speed limit, it would be a reasonable idea, but most people actually drive faster, so it means more people would be driving 80 mph or more. It would get me to work on time. Location: Niceville public library and childrens park THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithMike Oleksuk, 69, Bluewater Bay, engineer Tamanna Haris, 30, Niceville, housewife Michael Arsenault, 28, Niceville, student David Shambo, 51, Niceville, U.S. Air Force Nika Frenkel, 32, Valparaiso, stay-home mom Brad DeLong, 30, Bluewater Bay, military What should we ask next week? 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ArrestsBrian H. Gomez, 35, an Air Force EOD specialist of 725 Powell Dr., Niceville, was arrested by Valparaiso police for one count of trespass in a structure or conveyance and one count of criminal mischief. The arrest was made after Gomez, angry at another person, forced his way into the victims home on April 12 and refused to leave until having been ordered several times to do so, then slashed the tire of the victims vehicle as he was leaving. * On May 15, Niceville police arrested Dakota Mae Campbell, 19, a student, of 722 Powell Dr., Niceville, for aggravated battery of a child. * On May 15, Valparaiso police arrested Nicole Marie Medecky, 42, unemployed, of 282 Washington Ave., Apt. 6, Valparaiso, and Shannah Lee Short, 32, unemployed, of 1217 Bayshore Dr., Valparaiso, for three counts of fraud/illegal use of a credit card. Medecky and Short allegedly used someone elses credit card without permission several times over the last six months, purchasing more than $300 worth of merchandise. * On May 16 Valparaiso police arrested Sanford L. Jones, 39, of 304 Reeves St., C-8, Niceville, for one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. A police officer conducting a narcotics investigation at the Southern Gardens Apartments observed Jones leaving an apartment with several other people, and approached Jones and the others, asking if anyone had anything on them that would get them into trouble. Jones stated that he did not have anything and that the officer was free to search him. During the subsequent search, the officer located a small black case containing suspected marijuana and 17 round yellow pills which the officer identified as oxycodone. Jones, after being advised of his Miranda rights, verbally admitted to being in possession of marijuana and Percocets that he had purchased from a friend, and that Jones did not possess a valid prescription for them. During the investigation, Jones became disoriented. EMS was called, and transported him to a hospital. * On May 17, Niceville police arrested Tonya Michelle Kimmons, 35, a hotel employee of 4819 Gilmore Road, Holt for one count of grand theft (retail). Kimmons was observed inside Walmart, where she loaded two carts with merchandise worth $2,126, then pushed the carts through a closed register lane, passing all points of purchase. Kimmons then attempted to exit Walmart through the grocery exit, where she was stopped by an employee. * On May 17, Niceville police arrested Joseph Brandon McCarty, 22, a clerk, and Felicia Rochelle Henson, 19, both of 304 Reeves St., Lot A-15, Niceville, for one count of child abuse without great bodily harm. Jones and Henson allegedly invited other persons into their home and allowed them to manufacture methamphetamine. In doing so, they allowed their two-week-old infant to be exposed to harsh noxious chemicals. Due to exposure, the infant was decontaminated on scene by the Niceville Fire Department, and was then transported to Twin Cities Hospital for examination.OtherOn May 15, Niceville police responded to an address on Hudson Circle regarding a reported burglary. The complainant reported that two people had tried to get in through a window and then through the front door. Upon seeing the complainant, the suspects fled in a red and silver truck. * On May 16, Niceville police responded to the American Legion post on John Sims Parkway regarding a report of criminal mischief. There, police met with a witness who reported that he had found the number 7 painted on the north, east, and west walls of the Masonic Lodge located near the American Legion post. * On May 17, Niceville police responded to the Holiday Inn Express on Bayshore Drive regarding theft. The complainant reported that his van had been parked outside of the hotel the previous night, when it was broken into and all the contents stolen, including a suitcase and some medications. * On May 17, Niceville police responded to an address on Pin Oak Circle regarding a report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, police observed a vehicle containing some juveniles who were driving recklessly and hitting garbage cans in the area. Police apprehended the youths, and ordered them to clean up the trash. As this was being done, an officer noticed some broken mailboxes in the same area, and the juveniles admitted to hitting a few mailboxes. The juveniles were released to go home pending further investigation. * On May 19, a Niceville officer was flagged down by a resident at an address on Reeves Street. The resident reported that someone had kicked in his front door the previous night. 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 19, 2014 through May 22, 2014. 0 Structure Fire11 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn1 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME S.R. 285.................................Vehicle crash.......................5/19/14..................02:41 N. Palm Blvd..........................Medical.................................5/19/14..................05:47 Government Ave...................Alarm activation...................5/19/14..................13:12 Edge Ave...............................Medical.................................5/19/14..................15:42 Roberts Dr.............................Medical.................................5/19/14..................18:16 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical.................................5/19/14..................18:39 S.R. 85 N...............................Medical.................................5/20/14..................06:22 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical.................................5/20/14..................09:07 W. John Sims Pkwy..............Medical.................................5/20/14..................10:09 Duke Dr..................................Cooking fire..........................5/20/14..................20:09 N. Partin Dr............................Medical.................................5/22/14..................08:11 23 rd Street.............................Medical.................................5/22/14..................10:55 27 th Street.............................Medical.................................5/22/14..................14:22 Kumquat Ave.........................Medical.................................5/22/14..................15:28 Weekly Safety Tip: The best way to survive a fire inside a building is to get out fast. Plan two escape routes from each room in your home and practice the routes with your family members at least twice a year. Pick a meeting place where everyone can gather outside and never go back instay out! Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 19, 2014 through May 22, 2014. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd.................Medical.....................................5/19/14.................08:01 Oakwood Cir.........................Medical.....................................5/19/14.................19:07 E. Highway 20.......................Dispatched & cancelled..........5/20/14.................10:20 Duke Dr.................................Dispatched & cancelled..........5/20/14.................20:21 Winfield Dr.............................Natural vegetation fire.............5/20/14.................21:07 Highway 20...........................Unintentional transmission......5/21/14.................14:19 N. White Point Rd.................Medical.....................................5/21/14.................15:55 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. GULFCOASTDENTALSteven G. Robinette, DDS (850) 897-9600 4566 Hwy 20 East Ste 108 Niceville, FL 32578 www.gulfcoastdental.comLike uson FACEBOOK Ritz Salon www.RitzSalonNiceville.com | Mid-Bay Plaza | Bluewater Bay | 897-4466CLASS OF 2014TO THE GRADUATINGA bright future lies ahead for youRitz Salon CONGRATULATIONSHHHHH Happy Tails Pet CareLicensed and InsuredHappy Trails for you and Happy tails for themAshley Dobson, Ownerhappytails1288@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/happytailspetcare12850-585-0908 Pet Sitter Dog Walker House Sitter 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. All submissions for publication become property of The Bay Beacon.Niceville s Newspaper install than incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs, use less electricity and last longer, thus reducing the long-term cost of operating and maintaining them. She also said that the shoebox style light fixtures emit a more whitish light than the yellowish one emitted by the carriage lights found on many Bluewater Bay streets. The shoebox lights also tend to aim their light downward rather than off to either side as the carriage lights do, thus focusing the light on the street rather than in all directions. Perring said that some residents in Bluewater Bay may see their Chelco electric bills climb slightly to cover the cost of installing the new lighting. She said such rate increases will probably be only a couple of dollars per month on most Bluewater Bay residents electric bills. She was uncertain, however, as to whether such rates may come back down in the future as the new lights, once installed, use less power and require less maintenance, thus bringing down operation and maintenance costs for Chelco. Perring said that 93 such lights, located along main streets and common areas of Bluewater Bay, are currently paid for by the MSBU. Others, she said, are located within local neighborhood homeowners associations jurisdiction, and will be paid for by the homeowners associations and their members. An additional 197 lights, she said, are on streets not covered by either homeowners associations or by the MSBU. Such lights are paid for by residents who live on the specific streets on which the lights are located. Costs for those lights, she said, are currently being paid by about 1,100 Bluewater Bay residents. A map showing the locations of the lighting fixtures to be replaced is being posted on the Bluewater Bay MSBU at BluewaterBay.org. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office. Wanted As Of: 11/26/2013 VOP-Resisting Arrest Without Violence & Possession of a Controlled Substance Name: Richard Earl King Sex: Male Race: Black Age: 19 DOB: 01/20/1995 Height: 5ft 11in Weight: 200 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Wanted As Of: 12/03/2013 Possession of Synthectic Narcotics Within 1,000 feet of School & FTA-DWLSR Name: Roderick James Ruderson, Jr. Sex: Male Race: Black Age: 33 DOB: 01/09/1981 Height: 6ft 4in Weight: 175 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 28, 2014 Page A-5 BLUEWATERFrom page A-1 Many of Bluewater Bay's "carriage" style streetlights, such as that pictured, may be replaced by "shoebox" lights which are said to use less power. Road closureThe City of Niceville has sent out a notification of a road closure that will occur Wednesday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 27th Street from Bullock Avenue to Bailey Drive. Detour signs will be in place. For more information, call Public Works at 7294064.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-6 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 ALL AROUND THE TOWN Looking for a new look for less? How about a lucrative new career that brings you respect while letting you express your creativity? Whatever you are looking from, from bodacious new locks to new horizons, Beauty Careers Training Center has what you need. Established in 1972, Beauty Careers Training Center has educated hundreds of men and women who are now professionals in the business with rewarding careers as stylists, nail techs and skin care consultants. Many graduates of BCTC are business owners with their own salons and day spas. Others have chosen the prestige of working with national brand cosmetic companies as buyers and sales representatives. Others students graduate to share their education by becoming educators themselves, teaching at conferences, seminars and schools as well as at local salons providing instruction, product knowledge and technique for major cosmetic companies. The cosmetology program strives to train students not only how to be beauticians but to be successful, satisfied individuals that make a significant contribution to the field of cosmetology. The program teaches students to become proficient and covers instruction in the areas of chemistry, how it relates to hair and hair structure, its properties and growth patterns, scalp and hair treatments, hair shaping and styling, permanent waving and hair relaxing, hair coloring, facials and makeup, manicures, pedicures and most importantly, the knowledge necessary to launch careers that can take them anywhere in the world with an in demand skill. New classes begin the second Tuesday of each month, and in less than a year a new career can be yours. Call today to schedule an appointment with Jan Barnett, Instructor and Director of Training and also a graduate of BCTC. The late Ann Newsome, founder of BCTC, established the motto, Your Success is Our Goal. Her passion was to ensure that all students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the profession of beauty. For those not looking for a glamorous new career, the salon is open to the general public providing professional services at student prices. Because the students work under the direct supervision of well-trained instructors, clients can relax knowing they are in good hands. Even better than a regular salon where complacency can replace excellence, BCTC beauticians are enthusiastic and glad to exercise their skills. All manner of services are available to the public from cuts, colorings and perms to facials, manicures and pedicures. BCTC students are eager to give their clients a well-deserved, delightful experience without salon prices. There is no better time to be pampered affordably or pamper someone else. Gift certificates are available. Beauty Careers Training Center is located at 864 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville. To schedule an appointment, walk-ins are welcome, or to inquire regarding a career in cosmetology, call 6785176. Visit our website at beautyschoolsokaloosa.com. Advertising Feature Many men and women in our community and all around the world with careers in cosmetology received their diploma from Beauty Careers Training Center. Beauty Careers Training Center isn t just for students the salon is open to the general public providing professional services at student prices. Beauty Careers Training CenterYour success is our goal New classes begin the second Tuesday of each month. Beauty Careers Training Center OUR REPUTATION IS TRAINING QUALITY BEAUTY PRACTITIONERS WHO LEARN THE MOST MODERN TECHNIQUES.ENROLL TODAY! 678-5176START TRAINING NOWfor acareer incosmetologywww.beautyschoolsokaloosa.com864 W. 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Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMost Insurances Accepted Merchants Walk, Ste 101 Niceville 850-897-4488 www.Blu ewaterBa yDentist.comOlivier 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! financial processing, enrollment processing, and transcript processing. The proposed budget would dip into the college's reserve fund balance for $2.4 million but retain a 10.9 percent fund balance which is within goals set by the board of trustees budget committee. The spending plan is subject to approval by the board. "We really assess whether each dollar we spend is adding value," said Handy. Next year's proposed increase is the same amount as that instituted for the current year. Both are well below the historical average, but Handy warned, "there's a limit to how long we can keep this up." "We're optimistic with the state doing better, the state may increase funding," Handy said. On the other hand, he added, "If the state continues on the path of not funding higher education as it used to, we may have to pass that cost onto the student." About 73 percent of the budget is taken up by personnel costs. Handy asked this year that employees get a 3 percent increase but the trustees budget committee proposed a 2 percent increase. Handy said, "I feel like we need to start catching some people up. They've been through about five years of very, very minimal salary adjustment." In 2011-12, employees were required to start paying 3 percent toward their pensions, so they were given a 4 percent raise to cover the cost and give them a one percent raise as well. In each of the next two years, they got a 1.5 percent increase. Salaries for master's level faculty range from $38,116 to $78,220. For bachelor's degree or less, they range from $35,959 to $73,792. For doctorate level faculty, they range from $40,437 to $82,913. Administrative salaries range from $49,500 to the executive level topping out at $160,000. Office staff range from $21,060 to $51,482. Salaries of IT specialists range from $24,638 to $53,461. Facilities personnel salaries range from $18,003 to $40,971. COLLEGEFrom page A-1

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Two students from Niceville, Sarah Craig and Brayton Miles, participated, along with more than 1,600 other students from around the world, in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 held in Los Angeles, Calif. from May 11-16. Sarah Craig, from Niceville High School, presented an agricultural method that increases the growth rate and yield of the super food, Moringa oleifera. Her experimental plants have an increased biomass of 157%. In 25 grams of Moringa powder a child will receive, among other nutrients, 42% of the daily requirement of protein and 125% of calcium. Sarah won $500 and a 4th place award for her project that can help alleviate malnourishment and related diseases around the world. Brayton Miles, also from Niceville High School, designed a passive solar tracker that maximizes energy input by following the sun, and added mirrors reflecting additional solar energy onto the panels to increase the energy output. Brayton won $1000 and a 3rd place award. In addition, he won $150K Presidential Scholarship from Florida Institute of Technology. Of approximately 7 million high school science fair projects around the world, only 1783, from 70 countries, are selected to compete in the 17 categories at ISEF. 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 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Scouts tidy up Bluewater schoolPack 553 worked together to clean up Bluewater Elementary School's lawn and gardens for their Spring 2014 Service Project in May. Niceville students finalists at international science fair Run earns $5,000 for ministryThe Rice and Beans 5K Rumble raised over $5,000 for hungry Haitians May 10 through Truth Evangelistic Ministries, the ministry the students from Rocky Bayou Christian School have gone to Haiti with for the last two years. Some 39 volunteers, 37 business sponsorships and 185 runner and walker participated. Over 25 children participated in the kid's race. Family sends three on missionsThe Riley family has three children serving around the world on mission trips for their church, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Pictured from left, Madi is serving in Russia, Isaac has just returned to the U.S. from the Ukraine due to the unrest developing there and Eliza is serving in the Netherlands. "We were a little nervous having a son over in Kharkov, Ukraine when there was such unrest," said their mother, Alicia Riley. "But we knew that the Mission President and other Church leaders were keeping a close eye on the situation." Sarah Craig and Brayton Miles, both from Niceville High School, were finalists in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 held in Los Angeles from May 11-16. 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Alzheimers support group A support group for those affected by Alzheimers will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28 at 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. Blood drive There will be a blood drive on Thursday, June 29 at Niceville City Hall, 204 N. Partin Drive from 8 a.m. until noon. All donors will receive a t-shirt. Daddy and daughter dance There will be a Princess Ball, a dance for daddies and daughters on Friday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Niceville Community Center for ages 5-12. Pre-registration by May 28 is required and there will be a donation of $20 at the door. For more information call 461-7573 or 499-3390. Luncheon forum The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will be meeting on Wednesday, June 4 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. To accommodate working women, there will be a "Dine and Dash" table, which will accommodate those who can only stay for a limited time. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net by noon on Friday, May 30. Cost of the lunch is $18 for members and $20 for guests. Credit cards are now being accepted. For more information about RWOF, visit rwof.org. Candidate forum The Republican candidates for Okaloosa County School Board, Districts 1 and 3, will participate in a public forum hosted by Silver Sands Republican Women. The event is Monday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Bluewater Bay's Clubhouse, Niceville and includes dinner at 6 p.m. for $15. The candidates will speak and then answer questions. The winner of the seat will be determined by the August Primary since the offices are non-partisan. Guests are welcome. For dinner reservations or further information please call Libby Hill, 678-2182. Mac users to meet The June meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services Building in Room 132. Eddie Branch will be presenting a program on iMovie. After he covers iMovie, he will accept questions on any Mac related subject. Attendees are encouraged to bring their Mac devices For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at 862-3327 or jeancdutton@mac.com. Linux users to meet The Northwest Florida Linux User Group (NWFLUG) will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, June 2, at 5 p.m.in Room 400 of the Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 Partin Drive South, Niceville. The public is welcome and invited to bring laptops. More information can be found at nwflug.org or by calling Tom Browder at 830-8078 or by email at tom.browder@gmail.com. Homeschool seminar There will be a seminar on clasical, Christian education in homeschooling June 2-4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Niceville. Practical tools will be demonstrated for understanding rhetoric and writing. For more information, call 2262801 or email rebekahmcmullan@yahoo.com. Open mic poetry night Join fellow poets June 4 for "Say the Word," an open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to take the mic. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. History weekend Make history part of your future with "Home School Fridays" and "Hands-On History Saturdays," a monthly program based on the Florida core standards for education for children ages 5-12 at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Each month, from now until June a different program will be presented related to Northwest Florida history for children and families. Junes program will be "Fathers of the Past" on June 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $7 per child or $5 for museum family members. _Special deal for new family members. Groups welcome, space is limited so please pre-register at 678-2615. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 THEBAYBEACON Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithRBCS artists win 6th annual school poster contest Three students from Rocky Bayou Christian School won the Okaloosa Arts Alliance's 6th annual OAA Okaloosa County School Poster Contest. The winners, pictured from left, Avaree Hosford in 7th grade won 2nd place, Asaintah Olshfski in 8th grade won 3rd place and Gabriel Fidler in 7th grade won 3rd place. Centenarian tees off to start golf tourneyMary Gilmore, who celebrated her 101th birthday in March, tees off to start the 11th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic at Eglin Golf Course, Niceville, May 16. Gilmore has had the honor of teeing off to start the golf tournament for the past few years, becoming a staple at the annual event. Sunday school gathers for fun and fellowshipMaedell Bass of New Hope First Baptist Church, Niceville, held a Bocce and Parfait Party for her Sunday school class in May. Pictured, Maedell Bass throws a bocce ball during a game. In attendance were Yolanda Byrd, Barbara Jones, Vicki Rudolph, Jayne Pendergast, Danielle Bentley, Randy Johns, Dr. Dara Johns, Shiloh Johns and Zack Johns. Hostess was Annette Askew. NHS students lauded for writingHayden Boilini and Madison Brake of Niceville High School have received the Award for Excellence in Writing given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in recognition of excellence in writing by high school juniors. Only 10 students in Florida were selected for the award and 164 students earned the award nationally. The NCTE also commended the English Department at NHS for their part in producing outstanding writers. 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 91011 12 13 14 16 17 18 192021 815 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday.CALENDAR {BY APPOINTMENT ONLY}FREESKIN CANCER SCREENINGBEGINNING MAY 1Dr. Scott BealsBoard Certified American Board of Dermatology4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101, Niceville850.897.7546 $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. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS Ruckel Middle School won nine out of 18 county championships during the 2013-2014 school year. The following sports have won county championships, according to Ruckel Principal Paul Whidden; boys swimming, girls golf, boys tennis, boys track, baseball, softball, girls cross country, boys soccer and girls soccer. Ruckel Rams rack up 9 out of 18 county championships The Ruckel boys tennis team won the County Tennis Tournament with all five seeds winning a first place trophy in their respective divisions. Pictured from left, Juan Bosch, J.J. Gray, Jarrett Gray, Coach Brett Beattie, Brycen Musser, Jordan Zargari and Jack Mills. The Ruckel girls golf team won the county championship on May 5 at Foxwood Golf Club in Crestviewafter an undeafeated season. Pictured from left, Taylor Strickler, Rachel Smith, Coach Steve Chambers, Meg Horrigan, Maddie Messmore, Lauren Miller, Caroline Craig and Paola Rosario. Not pictured, McKenna Pettibone. Rocky Knights win spring gameThe Rocky Bayou Christian School Knights teamed up with the Cottonwood High School Bears to defeat Kinston High School Bulldogs and Florala High School Wildcats 28-22 in a football Spring Jamboree May 15 in Kinston, Ala. Excitement peaked late in the game when Rocky tied the game with a touchdown and a 2-point conversion leaving Cottonwood to seal the deal with a pick six. Pictured left from left, Caleb Preston, Coach David Grantham and Josh Preston celebrate. The Prestons are brothers that both play for Rocky. Traveling baseball team winsTraveling Eagles 9U Maroon won the USSSA's Spring Fling VI AA Division Champs in Dothan, Ala. Pictured, front row from left, Aaron Jenkins, Ayden Morales, J.T. Lupella, Aiden Garrity, Jake Hill and Christian Sweat. Middle row from left, Connor Folley, Raiden Lafortune, Camden Chambers, Braden Holcomb, Brody Bankston and Cooper Mee. Back row from left, Coach Marcus Chambers, Manager Randy Eubanks and Coach Trevin Eubanks. School officers collect for campSchool Resource Officers are spearheading a fundraiser to benefit disadvantaged youngsters who attend a special summer camp to have a fun-filled week and learn leadership skills. Okaloosa SRO s attend the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch Camp Caruth each summer to serve as counselors. Up to eighty boys and girls between the ages of ten and fifteen get a chance to canoe, ride bikes, play games, do community service and practice teambuilding. Last year Okaloosa SRO s donated bicycles to the kids. This year their goal is to get canoes for the campers and fill them with life jackets, athletic equipment, and athletic shoes. Bass Pro Shops is partnering with OCSO Youth Services to provide canoes at reduced prices. So far three have been purchased thanks to donations from Legacy/Harborwalk Village, the Niceville High School Leadership Club, and the OCSO SROs. The sheriff's office is asking for new athletic shoes for children between the ages of 10 and 15, sporting goods, like new balls and outdoor games. Donations can be given to any School Resource Office until the end of the school year.

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission June 3 will consider a $20.1 million budget approved by the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA). The MBBA governing board earlier this month gave approval to the spending plan for fiscal year 2015, which will begin Oct. 1. The new budget calls for $18,133,333 in total operation and administration expenses. It also sees $2 million in capital expenditures, and for ending cash and investments of $72,835,667 by Sept. 30, 2015. By contrast, the current, FY 2014 budget, which was approved during the final stages of construction of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector, includes total operation and administration expenses of $16,992,035, $6,000,000 in capital expenditures, and ending cash and investments of $73,605,965. On May 23, MBBA Assistant Executive Director Rolin Sayler issued a statement clarifying some aspects of the new MBBA budget. “The enacting legislation of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority requires that each year the By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Pay increases of 2 percent and a 2 percent tuition-and-fee increase are part of a proposed $42.8 million budget for Northwest Florida State College's four main funds. If passed, the proposed increase in tuition and fees of $2 per semester hour would be the lowest in two decades. It would have a $60 impact on students taking a typical full load of 15 hours weekly of classes in a twosemester year. At $104.12, the proposed total of semester-hour tuition and fees for the 2014-15 academic year would still be $9.10 less than the maximum allowed by the state, according to college officials. Northwest Florida State ranks 20th of Florida's 28 community colleges in tuition and fees. The Northwest Florida State proposed increase is for capital improvements, particularly a new computer system at the college called Banner. "The state recognized it wouldn't have money for maintenance and improvement at the college," college President Ty Handy said in an interview following a board of trustees committee meeting May 20. "They passed a law for students to cover costs (Florida taxpayers) weren't going to pick up." Tuition and fees account for less than half the cost of a Florida community college education. Most of the rest comes from taxes. The new computer system will include a new college Web site, 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 28, 2014 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Class on financial literacy at the Valparaiso Career Training Center Goodwill Industries Big Bend, Inc. 143 John Sims Parkway. Bring a lunch. Thurs,, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Blood drive at Niceville City Hall 204 N. Partin Drive. All donors will receive a T-shirt. Fri., 6-8 p.m. Princess Ball a dance for daddies and daughters, at the Niceville Community Center for ages 5-12. Pre-register by May 28, donation of $20 at the door. 461-7573. Mon, 5:30 p.m. Public forum hosted by Silver Sands Republican Women at Bluewater Bay's Clubhouse, Niceville, $15 includes dinner. Republican candidates for Okaloosa County School Board, Districts 1 and 3, will participate. 678-2182. COMING UP Beacon photo by Mike GriffithSunshine and warm temperatures heralded the beginning of summer in Niceville and Valparaiso this past Memorial Day weekend. Some residents took time to solemnly observe the holiday by remembering America s war dead, such as during the annual community ceremony at Doolittle Park, Valparaiso. Following speeches, songs, and the laying of wreaths, the AMVETS Post 78 Honor Guard fired a rifle salute. Fire district eyes expenses2% hikes in fees, pay seen for collegeBy Rich Byrd Beacon Correspondent East Niceville Fire District (ENFD) commissioners continued efforts to control costs, assess employee medical-insurance options and streamline oversight of fiscal matters during their May meeting. Commissioner Tricia Brunson, treasurer, reported financial execution through March 31 was in line with budget targets. Total current assets, including prepaid insurance, were $396,271 and barring any unforeseen expenditures, execution is proceeding in accordance with approved budget. Brunson did indicate that she would be working with ENFD bookkeeper Laura Roesch to adjust several expenses that were not categorized correctly. This would not have an impact on the budget other than ensuring accurate accounting categorization of expenses. Commissioner Ed Dunbar indicated that this corrective issue "may require an action to amend the existing annual budget" to ensure compliance with governing directives. Also during the May 12 meeting, Dunbar presented a proposal for securing a line of credit with Peoples National Bank in order to The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Police Blotter, page A-5 The last full measure of devotion Please see COLLEGE, page A-6 Please see BUDGET, page A-2$20 million budget seen for bridge authority Please see EXPENSES, page A-2 $48.45 $50.90 $55.45 $58.78 $63.00 $66.78 $75.73 $84.62 $94.02 $100.12 $102.12 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 Winter '08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 $0 $20 $40 $60 $80 $100 $120Tuition & fees per hour, lower division *2-year degree classes; 2014-15 proposed Source: NWF State Coll. NWFSC tuition and fees Per semester hour, by academic year* Collegiate graduates 98Graduates of Collegiate High School gathered outside the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College May 22 before the school's 14th annual commencement ceremony. Of the 98 graduates, 86 also received twoyear associate's degrees earlier this month. Pictured, Principal Anthony Boyer and Assistant Principal Christine Cruickshank are surrounded by grads.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Chelco to change lights in Bluewater By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Some residents of Bluewater Bay may soon see a new type of street lighting, and potentially higher costs for such lighting, in their neighborhoods, according to Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (Chelco) lighting coordinator Sinder Perring, who addressed the May 20 meeting of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) governing board. During the meeting, Perring told the MSBU board that Chelco is planning to replace some existing “carriage” style streetlights with more efficient “shoebox” type lights. The newer lights, she said, will allow the use of light emitting diode (LED) lights, which, although more expensive to Please see BWB, page A-5 Older streetlights in Bluewater Bay may soon be replaced by more-efficient "shoebox" lights such as this one.

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According to Tyler Paskell being in a small private school brings everybody closer together. "You know and are friends with most of your class." Wilhelmina Nelson agrees and said, "Rocky’s not a school; we’re just like a giant family." Kristin Maxwell says the best part is the faculty. "I think that one of the best things about Rocky is whenever you’re struggling with a real-life problem, you can go to the faculty and they’ll mentor and pray for you and give you biblical advice." Matthew Pippins agrees the teachers are great, but for a different reason, "I think since it’s a smaller school, the education benefits are a lot better. You can go one-on-one with the teachers and learn a lot better." After 13 or more years at the school, however, the students do have a few complaints. Joshua Jarrell voices his opinion of what he doesn’t like about Rocky Bayou. "I think that the worst thing about Rocky is because we are so close, rumors and gossip gets around in, I’d say, one period, two periods." For Sydney Whitaker, it is difficult being known within the school when you have a sister or brother who’s gone through Rocky Bayou before you. "If you have siblings here, everybody knows your sibling and they kind of expect you to be as good as them." The lifers do feel that going to Rocky Bayou has prepared them for life in different and important ways. For Tyler, "I think it teaches us the importance of having a Christiancommunity. It’s almost like church. It teaches us to get involved in the same kind of community." Matthew Pippins thinks being at Rocky will help him with his next adventure—college. "I believe that Rocky has helped me more on an educational level. I’ve heard people in college sayit’s really, really hard, but people who’ve been here say it’s pretty much the same." Although they may never have attended another school, these Rocky Bayou lifers have heard about some of the differences between other schools and theirs. Wilhelmina Nelson noticed one difference is, "We have a lot more freedom. We can go off campus in our junior and senior year. We respect our teachers and they give us the respect we need to succeed in our futures." As a Christian school, Rocky Bayou has some differences in the curriculum as well. Sarah Augustin said the difference between Rocky Bayou and other schools is, "The amount of how much biblical theology is put into every subject, especially government." Tyler said what happens outside of the school also doesn’t stay outside of Rocky Bayou. "At this school, there’s a lot more accountability. People get disciplined for what happens outside of school." These lifers have varying plans for their future, from culinary school and doctorate degrees in history, to becoming officers in the Air Force or Army. All are planning to go to college, but just one to a Christian college. They see a bright future for themselves and for the school. In the words of Joshua Jarrell, "Things will continue to get bigger and they will get better stuff right after we leave."10 ‘lifers’ graduate in Rocky Bayou class of 2014 729-2131 Auto  Business  Home  Life  Flood HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com The amazing Salt Rox... Come see!Oak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville Open: Mon.-Sat. 9-6850-678-1593 | www.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986 Reflections on a Christian school career Ten "lifers," students who have been enrolled at Rocky Bayou Christian School their entire scholastic careers, will graduate Fr iday. Pictured, Joshua Jarrell, Christian Yun, Tyler Paskell, Kristin Maxwell, Sarah Augustin, Sydney Whitaker, Wilhelmina Nelson, Matthew Pippins, and Michael Pate. Not pictured, Hannah Barber. provide a fund reserve. This action would be a proactive measure to offset any declines in operational funds during the transition from the current fiscal year to the next that could negatively impact actions such as payment of its payroll. Dunbar explained the process to establish a line of credit was not a complicated action and discussed procedures, application requirements, processing time (two to three days) and costs involved. Commission members discussed the benefit, cost, and reaction time required to secure a line of credit, but questioned the need at this time. As a result, Dunbar presented a motion to table the issue until the October 2014 meeting. The motion was passed unanimously by the commission members. Past ENFD meetings have concentrated on options to assist with controlling future health care expenditures. A key element to this initiative was a presentation to commissioners by Rick Simerly, a local insurance agent, on the possibilities of alternate health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Commissioner Matthew Schwab said that there may be issues with deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for ENFD firefighters. He said he continues to remain in contact with Simerly and expects to have better information to present at the next meeting. Fire Chief Michael Wright provided an update on the final bill received for repairs to of the district's fire engine. Although the initial repair estimate was $3,000, the final cost of repairs to the engine came in at $5,245. After a detailed review of the discrepancy, Wright determined that the charges were warranted. He stated that several additional items were discovered in the course of the maintenance which required repair to include the need for four new batteries at about $600-$700. Wright reported that the engine is in excellent condition and fully operational. Commissioner Dunbar asked Wright about the age of the engine and whether a new engine was factored in the ENFD’s five-yearplan. Wright was not aware of the engine’s age, but said he would find out and stated that the identification of a new engine has not been added to his five-year plan at this time. A secondary repair action involved the department’s thermal imaging camera. It was damaged several months ago during a fire call. Wright stated that an insurance claim had been filed for $5,000-$7,000 to cover repair or replacement. Chief Wright informed the commission that the existing contract for dispatch services provided by Okaloosa County would be expiring soon. As a result, contract renewal actions were being coordinated with all impacted fire departments. He stated that "the contract renewal was for three years at no cost to ENFD." The contract was a continuation of the current operating procedures that have proven to be highly effective. The new contract would go into effect on Sept. 14, 2014. Commissioner Dunbar and Chairman Michael Marcolongo signed the contract on behalf of the ENFD. EXPENSESFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Rich ByrdFirefighters watch the proceedings at the May 12 meeting of the East Niceville Fire District governing board. Authority presents its administrative budget to the Okaloosa County Commission for approval,” Sayler stated. “Debt service and O&M costs are determined by our bond documents whereas capital expenditures are determined by ongoing work. Therefore, only the administrative budget of $787,500 will be reviewed at the upcoming Commission meeting." "Concerning the ‘ending cash and investments,’ this is mostly money in reserve and accrual accounts also mandated by our bond documents.” MBBA Executive Director Jim Vest said that average daily traffic over the Mid-Bay Bridge during April was up about 6 percent, with about a 3 percent increase in revenue. He said that traffic along the new Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road also continues to increase, having risen steadily from 3,577 vehicles per day passing through the connector road’s tolling point in Jan. 2014, the first month in which the road was open, to 5,543 such daily vehicles during April. Those figures do not include the number of vehicles that have used the toll-free portions of the connector road, between State Road 85 and State Road 285, or between the Mid-Bay Bridge and Range Road. Vest said that during the first 10 days of May, an average of 5,300 cars per day have passed through the connector road tolling point. MBBA chairman Gordon Fornell said, “We are seeing more traffic along the connector road all the time. People are finding out about it.” The toll highway linking State Road 85 north of Niceville to the bridge opened fully in January. Vest also said that he has been having a “continuing dialogue” with Eglin Air Force Base officials regarding the possibility of building an extension, also known as “Phase 4” to the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road, which would connect the present northwestern terminus of the connector road at its intersection with State Road 85, to a point near the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. “Eglin is actively looking at that,” said Vest. BUDGETFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Servicewww.powellagency.com 110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514Planned water tank seen aiding south countyCounty also eyes law to curb beggingBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission has approved a grant agreement with the Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) to erect a county water tank in the northern part of Okaloosa County that is expected to also benefit southcounty coastal areas. Earlier this month, the commission also approved a new communications tower to be erected near Crestview, agreed to select a new member of the Tourist Development Council (TDC), and agreed to consider drafting an anti-panhandling ordinance similar to those in Orlando and Hernando County. The new, 1-million-gallon water tower, called “Mid-County Tank #4,” is to be built near Houston Lane, about a mile away from an existing 300,000-gallon tank serving the Crestview airport industrial area. The new tank will be funded by a grant of $1.25 million from the NWFWMD and $1.5 million from Okaloosa County. County documents indicated that the project will bolster water pressure in the area and serve as a reserve to send water to southcounty areas where overtaxed wells may cause salt-water intrusion in groundwater supplies. The water management district is funded by a property tax levied throughout its 16-county jurisdiction. The county's share of the project will be paid by water users. The water tank project is expected to take about two years, with the first one to two months devoted to land acquisition and surveying, the next three to six months to design and permitting, and the rest of the time to actual construction of the tower. At a meeting May 6, the commission approved initiating the bidding process to obtain an engineering consultant for the tank, and approved an agreement with the NWFWMD to jointly fund it. Commissioners also agreed to consideration of a proposed 180foot communications tower, as submitted by Satya Acquisition Management, Inc. on behalf of Verizon Wireless. According to information presented by county growth management director Elliot Kampert, the site of the new tower is located on Caveman Road, Laurel Hill. The property is zoned Agriculture (AA) and has a future land use designation of Agriculture (AG). The subject lease area consists of 10,000 square feet. The overall parcel contains 428 acres more or less. The commission also agreed to proceed with selection of a new member of the county’s Tourist Development Council (TDC), to succeed council member Daniel Empson, who recently submitted his resignation. The TDC is a sixmember board appointed by the county commission to advise the county commission on how to manage the county’s program to attract visitors to beachfront areas of the county, and how to use “bed tax” funds collected from visitors who stay in hotels and other accommodations near the Gulf of Mexico. The commission also agreed to further study of a proposed county-wide anti-panhandling ordinance, to include consideration of two sample panhandling ordinances from Orlando and Hernando County. Okaloosa County currently has no panhandling ordinance. The Hernando County ordinance, for example, forbids anyone from soliciting money, employment, business, sales, or contributions from the occupants of vehicles traveling on any street or highway. Violations may be punished by a fine of up to $500 or by imprisonment in the county jail of up to 60 days, or both. The Orlando ordinance defines panhandling as any solicitation made in person, requesting an immediate donation of money or other thing of value. Orlando’s definition of panhandling also includes selling something for an amount far exceeding its value, under such circumstances that a reasonable person would understand that the purchase is actually a donation. The Orlando ordinance does, however, allow people to stand or sit passively with a sign or other indication that they are seeking donations, as long as they do not do so in certain locations, including at a bus or train stop, in a public transportation vehicle or facility, in any vehicle on the street, or in a public park, fairgrounds, or sporting facility, including the entries and exits of such places, within 15 feet of an automated teller machine, on private property, within or at the entrance or exit of a parking lot or garage operated by the city, or on public property in the city’s “downtown core district.” The Orlando ordinance also forbids anyone from giving false or misleading information in the course of soliciting a donation, such as falsely claiming to be a military veteran, to be disabled, or to be homeless if they are not, or to claim that donated money will be used for one purpose and then actually spending the money for something else. It also forbids panhandling between sunset and sunrise. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithLest we forgetTwin Cities Veterans Council members, boy scouts and other volunteers honored deceased veterans of U.S. armed forces with flags placed on their graves at area cemeteries during the Memorial Day weekend. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ArrestsBrian H. Gomez, 35, an Air Force EOD specialist of 725 Powell Dr., Niceville, was arrested by Valparaiso police for one count of trespass in a structure or conveyance and one count of criminal mischief. The arrest was made after Gomez, angry at another person, forced his way into the victim’s home on April 12 and refused to leave until having been ordered several times to do so, then slashed the tire of the victim’s vehicle as he was leaving. * On May 15, Niceville police arrested Dakota Mae Campbell, 19, a student, of 722 Powell Dr., Niceville, for aggravated battery of a child. * On May 15, Valparaiso police arrested Nicole Marie Medecky, 42, unemployed, of 282 Washington Ave., Apt. 6, Valparaiso, and Shannah Lee Short, 32, unemployed, of 1217 Bayshore Dr., Valparaiso, for three counts of fraud/illegal use of a credit card. Medecky and Short allegedly used someone else’s credit card without permission several times over the last six months, purchasing more than $300 worth of merchandise. * On May 16 Valparaiso police arrested Sanford L. Jones, 39, of 304 Reeves St., C-8, Niceville, for one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. A police officer conducting a narcotics investigation at the Southern Gardens Apartments observed Jones leaving an apartment with several other people, and approached Jones and the others, asking if anyone had anything on them that would get them into trouble. Jones stated that he did not have anything and that the officer was free to search him. During the subsequent search, the officer located a small black case containing suspected marijuana and 17 round yellow pills which the officer identified as oxycodone. Jones, after being advised of his Miranda rights, verbally admitted to being in possession of marijuana and Percocets that he had purchased from a friend, and that Jones did not possess a valid prescription for them. During the investigation, Jones became disoriented. EMS was called, and transported him to a hospital. * On May 17, Niceville police arrested Tonya Michelle Kimmons, 35, a hotel employee of 4819 Gilmore Road, Holt for one count of grand theft (retail). Kimmons was observed inside Walmart, where she loaded two carts with merchandise worth $2,126, then pushed the carts through a closed register lane, passing all points of purchase. Kimmons then attempted to exit Walmart through the grocery exit, where she was stopped by an employee. * On May 17, Niceville police arrested Joseph Brandon McCarty, 22, a clerk, and Felicia Rochelle Henson, 19, both of 304 Reeves St., Lot A-15, Niceville, for one count of child abuse without great bodily harm. Jones and Henson allegedly invited other persons into their home and allowed them to manufacture methamphetamine. In doing so, they allowed their two-week-old infant to be exposed to harsh noxious chemicals. Due to exposure, the infant was decontaminated on scene by the Niceville Fire Department, and was then transported to Twin Cities Hospital for examination.OtherOn May 15, Niceville police responded to an address on Hudson Circle regarding a reported burglary. The complainant reported that two people had tried to get in through a window and then through the front door. Upon seeing the complainant, the suspects fled in a red and silver truck. * On May 16, Niceville police responded to the American Legion post on John Sims Parkway regarding a report of criminal mischief. There, police met with a witness who reported that he had found the number 7 painted on the north, east, and west walls of the Masonic Lodge located near the American Legion post. * On May 17, Niceville police responded to the Holiday Inn Express on Bayshore Drive regarding theft. The complainant reported that his van had been parked outside of the hotel the previous night, when it was broken into and all the contents stolen, including a suitcase and some medications. * On May 17, Niceville police responded to an address on Pin Oak Circle regarding a report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, police observed a vehicle containing some juveniles who were driving recklessly and hitting garbage cans in the area. Police apprehended the youths, and ordered them to clean up the trash. As this was being done, an officer noticed some broken mailboxes in the same area, and the juveniles admitted to hitting a few mailboxes. The juveniles were released to go home pending further investigation. * On May 19, a Niceville officer was flagged down by a resident at an address on Reeves Street. The resident reported that someone had kicked in his front door the previous night. 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 19, 2014 through May 22, 2014. 0 Structure Fire11 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn1 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME S.R. 285.................................Vehicle crash.......................5/19/14..................02:41 N. Palm Blvd..........................Medical.................................5/19/14..................05:47 Government Ave...................Alarm activation...................5/19/14..................13:12 Edge Ave...............................Medical.................................5/19/14..................15:42 Roberts Dr.............................Medical.................................5/19/14..................18:16 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical.................................5/19/14..................18:39 S.R. 85 N...............................Medical.................................5/20/14..................06:22 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical.................................5/20/14..................09:07 W. John Sims Pkwy..............Medical.................................5/20/14..................10:09 Duke Dr..................................Cooking fire..........................5/20/14..................20:09 N. Partin Dr............................Medical.................................5/22/14..................08:11 23 rd Street.............................Medical.................................5/22/14..................10:55 27 th Street.............................Medical.................................5/22/14..................14:22 Kumquat Ave.........................Medical.................................5/22/14..................15:28 Weekly Safety Tip: The best way to survive a fire inside a building is to get out fast. Plan two escape routes from each room in your home and practice the routes with your family members at least twice a year. Pick a meeting place where everyone can gather outside and never go back in…stay out! Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 19, 2014 through May 22, 2014. Street Situation Date Time N. 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One year, electronic subscription, $52. All submissions for publication become property of The Bay Beacon.Niceville s Newspaper install than incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs, use less electricity and last longer, thus reducing the long-term cost of operating and maintaining them. She also said that the shoebox style light fixtures emit a more whitish light than the yellowish one emitted by the carriage lights found on many Bluewater Bay streets. The shoebox lights also tend to aim their light downward rather than off to either side as the carriage lights do, thus focusing the light on the street rather than in all directions. Perring said that some residents in Bluewater Bay may see their Chelco electric bills climb slightly to cover the cost of installing the new lighting. She said such rate increases will probably be only a couple of dollars per month on most Bluewater Bay resident’s electric bills. She was uncertain, however, as to whether such rates may come back down in the future as the new lights, once installed, use less power and require less maintenance, thus bringing down operation and maintenance costs for Chelco. Perring said that 93 such lights, located along main streets and common areas of Bluewater Bay, are currently paid for by the MSBU. Others, she said, are located within local neighborhood homeowners associations’ jurisdiction, and will be paid for by the homeowners associations and their members. An additional 197 lights, she said, are on streets not covered by either homeowners associations or by the MSBU. Such lights are paid for by residents who live on the specific streets on which the lights are located. Costs for those lights, she said, are currently being paid by about 1,100 Bluewater Bay residents. A map showing the locations of the lighting fixtures to be replaced is being posted on the Bluewater Bay MSBU at BluewaterBay.org. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Wanted As Of: 11/26/2013 VOP-Resisting Arrest Without Violence & Possession of a Controlled Substance Name: Richard Earl King Sex: Male Race: Black Age: 19 DOB: 01/20/1995 Height: 5ft 11in Weight: 200 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Wanted As Of: 12/03/2013 Possession of Synthectic Narcotics Within 1,000 feet of School & FTA-DWLSR Name: Roderick James Ruderson, Jr. Sex: Male Race: Black Age: 33 DOB: 01/09/1981 Height: 6ft 4in Weight: 175 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 28, 2014 Page A-5 BLUEWATERFrom page A-1 Many of Bluewater Bay's "carriage" style streetlights, such as that pictured, may be replaced by "shoebox" lights which are said to use less power. Road closureThe City of Niceville has sent out a notification of a road closure that will occur Wednesday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 27th Street from Bullock Avenue to Bailey Drive. Detour signs will be in place. For more information, call Public Works at 7294064.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-6 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 ALL AROUND THE TOWN Looking for a new look for less? How about a lucrative new career that brings you respect while letting you express your creativity? Whatever you are looking from, from bodacious new locks to new horizons, Beauty Careers Training Center has what you need. Established in 1972, Beauty Careers Training Center has educated hundreds of men and women who are now professionals in the business with rewarding careers as stylists, nail techs and skin care consultants. Many graduates of BCTC are business owners with their own salons and day spas. Others have chosen the prestige of working with national brand cosmetic companies as buyers and sales representatives. Others students graduate to share their education by becoming educators themselves, teaching at conferences, seminars and schools as well as at local salons providing instruction, product knowledge and technique for major cosmetic companies. The cosmetology program strives to train students not only how to be beauticians but to be successful, satisfied individuals that make a significant contribution to the field of cosmetology. The program teaches students to become proficient and covers instruction in the areas of chemistry, how it relates to hair and hair structure, its properties and growth patterns, scalp and hair treatments, hair shaping and styling, permanent waving and hair relaxing, hair coloring, facials and makeup, manicures, pedicures and most importantly, the knowledge necessary to launch careers that can take them anywhere in the world with an in demand skill. New classes begin the second Tuesday of each month, and in less than a year a new career can be yours. Call today to schedule an appointment with Jan Barnett, Instructor and Director of Training and also a graduate of BCTC. The late Ann Newsome, founder of BCTC, established the motto, “Your Success is Our Goal.” Her passion was to ensure that all students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the profession of beauty. For those not looking for a glamorous new career, the salon is open to the general public providing professional services at student prices. Because the students work under the direct supervision of well-trained instructors, clients can relax knowing they are in good hands. Even better than a regular salon where complacency can replace excellence, BCTC beauticians are enthusiastic and glad to exercise their skills. All manner of services are available to the public from cuts, colorings and perms to facials, manicures and pedicures. BCTC students are eager to give their clients a well-deserved, delightful experience without salon prices. There is no better time to be pampered affordably or pamper someone else. Gift certificates are available. Beauty Careers Training Center is located at 864 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville. To schedule an appointment, walk-ins are welcome, or to inquire regarding a career in cosmetology, call 6785176. Visit our website at beautyschoolsokaloosa.com. Advertising Feature Many men and women in our community and all around the world with careers in cosmetology received their diploma from Beauty Careers Training Center. Beauty Careers Training Center isn t just for students – the salon is open to the general public providing professional services at student prices. Beauty Careers Training Center“Your success is our goal” New classes begin the second Tuesday of each month. Beauty Careers Training Center “OUR REPUTATION IS TRAINING QUALITY BEAUTY PRACTITIONERS WHO LEARN THE MOST MODERN TECHNIQUES.” ENROLL TODAY! 678-5176START TRAINING NOWfor acareer incosmetologywww.beautyschoolsokaloosa.com 864 W. 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Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMost Insurances Accepted 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! financial processing, enrollment processing, and transcript processing. The proposed budget would dip into the college's reserve fund balance for $2.4 million but retain a 10.9 percent fund balance which is within goals set by the board of trustees budget committee. The spending plan is subject to approval by the board. "We really assess whether each dollar we spend is adding value," said Handy. Next year's proposed increase is the same amount as that instituted for the current year. Both are well below the historical average, but Handy warned, "there's a limit to how long we can keep this up." "We're optimistic with the state doing better, the state may increase funding," Handy said. On the other hand, he added, "If the state continues on the path of not funding higher education as it used to, we may have to pass that cost onto the student." About 73 percent of the budget is taken up by personnel costs. Handy asked this year that employees get a 3 percent increase but the trustees budget committee proposed a 2 percent increase. Handy said, "I feel like we need to start catching some people up. They've been through about five years of very, very minimal salary adjustment." In 2011-12, employees were required to start paying 3 percent toward their pensions, so they were given a 4 percent raise to cover the cost and give them a one percent raise as well. In each of the next two years, they got a 1.5 percent increase. Salaries for master's level faculty range from $38,116 to $78,220. For bachelor's degree or less, they range from $35,959 to $73,792. For doctorate level faculty, they range from $40,437 to $82,913. Administrative salaries range from $49,500 to the executive level topping out at $160,000. Office staff range from $21,060 to $51,482. Salaries of IT specialists range from $24,638 to $53,461. Facilities personnel salaries range from $18,003 to $40,971. COLLEGEFrom page A-1

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Two students from Niceville, Sarah Craig and Brayton Miles, participated, along with more than 1,600 other students from around the world, in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 held in Los Angeles, Calif. from May 11-16. Sarah Craig, from Niceville High School, presented an agricultural method that increases the growth rate and yield of the super food, Moringa oleifera. Her experimental plants have an increased biomass of 157%. In 25 grams of Moringa powder a child will receive, among other nutrients, 42% of the daily requirement of protein and 125% of calcium. Sarah won $500 and a 4th place award for her project that can help alleviate malnourishment and related diseases around the world. Brayton Miles, also from Niceville High School, designed a passive solar tracker that maximizes energy input by following the sun, and added mirrors reflecting additional solar energy onto the panels to increase the energy output. Brayton won $1000 and a 3rd place award. In addition, he won $150K Presidential Scholarship from Florida Institute of Technology. Of approximately 7 million high school science fair projects around the world, only 1783, from 70 countries, are selected to compete in the 17 categories at ISEF. 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 WW e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , M M a a y y 2 2 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Scouts tidy up Bluewater schoolPack 553 worked together to clean up Bluewater Elementary School's lawn and gardens for their Spring 2014 Service Project in May. Niceville students finalists at international science fair Run earns $5,000 for ministryThe Rice and Beans 5K Rumble raised over $5,000 for hungry Haitians May 10 through Truth Evangelistic Ministries, the ministry the students from Rocky Bayou Christian School have gone to Haiti with for the last two years. Some 39 volunteers, 37 business sponsorships and 185 runner and walker participated. Over 25 children participated in the kid's race. Family sends three on missionsThe Riley family has three children serving around the world on mission trips for their church, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Pictured from left, Madi is serving in Russia, Isaac has just returned to the U.S. from the Ukraine due to the unrest developing there and Eliza is serving in the Netherlands. "We were a little nervous having a son over in Kharkov, Ukraine when there was such unrest," said their mother, Alicia Riley. "But we knew that the Mission President and other Church leaders were keeping a close eye on the situation." Sarah Craig and Brayton Miles, both from Niceville High School, were finalists in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 held in Los Angeles from May 11-16. 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Alzheimer s support group A support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28 at 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. Blood drive There will be a blood drive on Thursday, June 29 at Niceville City Hall, 204 N. Partin Drive from 8 a.m. until noon. All donors will receive a t-shirt. Daddy and daughter dance There will be a Princess Ball, a dance for daddies and daughters on Friday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Niceville Community Center for ages 5-12. Pre-registration by May 28 is required and there will be a donation of $20 at the door. For more information call 461-7573 or 499-3390. Luncheon forum The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will be meeting on Wednesday, June 4 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. To accommodate working women, there will be a "Dine and Dash" table, which will accommodate those who can only stay for a limited time. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net by noon on Friday, May 30. Cost of the lunch is $18 for members and $20 for guests. Credit cards are now being accepted. For more information about RWOF, visit rwof.org. Candidate forum The Republican candidates for Okaloosa County School Board, Districts 1 and 3, will participate in a public forum hosted by Silver Sands Republican Women. The event is Monday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Bluewater Bay's Clubhouse, Niceville and includes dinner at 6 p.m. for $15. The candidates will speak and then answer questions. The winner of the seat will be determined by the August Primary since the offices are non-partisan. Guests are welcome. For dinner reservations or further information please call Libby Hill, 678-2182. Mac users to meet The June meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services Building in Room 132. Eddie Branch will be presenting a program on iMovie. After he covers iMovie, he will accept questions on any Mac related subject. Attendees are encouraged to bring their Mac devices For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at 862-3327 or jeancdutton@mac.com. Linux users to meet The Northwest Florida Linux User Group (NWFLUG) will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, June 2, at 5 p.m.in Room 400 of the Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 Partin Drive South, Niceville. The public is welcome and invited to bring laptops. More information can be found at nwflug.org or by calling Tom Browder at 830-8078 or by email at tom.browder@gmail.com. Homeschool seminar There will be a seminar on clasical, Christian education in homeschooling June 2-4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Niceville. Practical tools will be demonstrated for understanding rhetoric and writing. For more information, call 2262801 or email rebekahmcmullan@yahoo.com. Open mic poetry night Join fellow poets June 4 for "Say the Word," an open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to take the mic. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. History weekend Make history part of your future with "Home School Fridays" and "Hands-On History Saturdays," a monthly program based on the Florida core standards for education for children ages 5-12 at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Each month, from now until June a different program will be presented related to Northwest Florida history for children and families. June’s program will be "Fathers of the Past" on June 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $7 per child or $5 for museum family members. _Special deal for new family members. Groups welcome, space is limited so please pre-register at 678-2615. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 THEBAYBEACON Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithRBCS artists win 6th annual school poster contest Three students from Rocky Bayou Christian School won the Okaloosa Arts Alliance's 6th annual OAA Okaloosa County School Poster Contest. The winners, pictured from left, Avaree Hosford in 7th grade won 2nd place, Asaintah Olshfski in 8th grade won 3rd place and Gabriel Fidler in 7th grade won 3rd place. Centenarian tees off to start golf tourneyMary Gilmore, who celebrated her 101th birthday in March, tees off to start the 11th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic at Eglin Golf Course, Niceville, May 16. Gilmore has had the honor of teeing off to start the golf tournament for the past few years, becoming a staple at the annual event. Sunday school gathers for fun and fellowshipMaedell Bass of New Hope First Baptist Church, Niceville, held a Bocce and Parfait Party for her Sunday school class in May. Pictured, Maedell Bass throws a bocce ball during a game. In attendance were Yolanda Byrd, Barbara Jones, Vicki Rudolph, Jayne Pendergast, Danielle Bentley, Randy Johns, Dr. Dara Johns, Shiloh Johns and Zack Johns. Hostess was Annette Askew. NHS students lauded for writingHayden Boilini and Madison Brake of Niceville High School have received the Award for Excellence in Writing given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in recognition of excellence in writing by high school juniors. Only 10 students in Florida were selected for the award and 164 students earned the award nationally. The NCTE also commended the English Department at NHS for their part in producing outstanding writers. 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 91011 12 13 14 16 17 18 192021 815 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday. CALENDAR {BY APPOINTMENT ONLY}FREESKIN CANCER SCREENING BEGINNING MAY 1 Dr. Scott BealsBoard Certified American Board of Dermatology4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101, Niceville 850.897.7546 $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. 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Juniors play free with a paying adult! Happy Hour all day! 2-for-1 wells $1.50 domestic drafts Soft Drinks included BBQ Buffet Includes: Slow Smoked Pulled Pork All Beef LB Hot Dogs Baked Beans Coleslaw Assorted Cookies Food | Fun | Live | Music | Bounce | Castle $12 per person | Kids under 12 eat free!($10 with Gold Card)

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON BE A C O N SP O R T SBE A C O N SPO R T S Ruckel Middle School won nine out of 18 county championships during the 2013-2014 school year. The following sports have won county championships, according to Ruckel Principal Paul Whidden; boys swimming, girls golf, boys tennis, boys track, baseball, softball, girls cross country, boys soccer and girls soccer. Ruckel Rams rack up 9 out of 18 county championships The Ruckel boys tennis team won the County Tennis Tournament with all five seeds winning a first place trophy in their respective divisions. Pictured from left, Juan Bosch, J.J. Gray, Jarrett Gray, Coach Brett Beattie, Brycen Musser, Jordan Zargari and Jack Mills. The Ruckel girls golf team won the county championship on May 5 at Foxwood Golf Club in Crestviewafter an undeafeated season. Pictured from left, Taylor Strickler, Rachel Smith, Coach Steve Chambers, Meg Horrigan, Maddie Messmore, Lauren Miller, Caroline Craig and Paola Rosario. Not pictured, McKenna Pettibone. Rocky Knights win spring gameThe Rocky Bayou Christian School Knights teamed up with the Cottonwood High School Bears to defeat Kinston High School Bulldogs and Florala High School Wildcats 28-22 in a football Spring Jamboree May 15 in Kinston, Ala. Excitement peaked late in the game when Rocky tied the game with a touchdown and a 2-point conversion leaving Cottonwood to seal the deal with a pick six. Pictured left from left, Caleb Preston, Coach David Grantham and Josh Preston celebrate. The Prestons are brothers that both play for Rocky. Traveling baseball team winsTraveling Eagles 9U Maroon won the USSSA's Spring Fling VI AA Division Champs in Dothan, Ala. Pictured, front row from left, Aaron Jenkins, Ayden Morales, J.T. Lupella, Aiden Garrity, Jake Hill and Christian Sweat. Middle row from left, Connor Folley, Raiden Lafortune, Camden Chambers, Braden Holcomb, Brody Bankston and Cooper Mee. Back row from left, Coach Marcus Chambers, Manager Randy Eubanks and Coach Trevin Eubanks. School officers collect for campSchool Resource Officers are spearheading a fundraiser to benefit disadvantaged youngsters who attend a special summer camp to have a fun-filled week and learn leadership skills. Okaloosa SRO ’ s attend the Florida Sheriff ’ s Youth Ranch “ Camp Caruth ” each summer to serve as counselors. Up to eighty boys and girls between the ages of ten and fifteen get a chance to canoe, ride bikes, play games, do community service and practice teambuilding. Last year Okaloosa SRO ’ s donated bicycles to the kids. This year their goal is to get canoes for the campers and fill them with life jackets, athletic equipment, and athletic shoes. Bass Pro Shops is partnering with OCSO Youth Services to provide canoes at reduced prices. So far three have been purchased thanks to donations from Legacy/Harborwalk Village, the Niceville High School Leadership Club, and the OCSO SRO ’ s. The sheriff's office is asking for new athletic shoes for children between the ages of 10 and 15, sporting goods, like new balls and outdoor games. Donations can be given to any School Resource Office until the end of the school year.

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FreeVoluntaryPre-Kindergarten eEarlyLearningCoalitionofOkaloosaandWaltonCountiesremindsparentsthatsomefourandsomeve-yearoldchildrenareeligibleforfree VoluntaryPre-Kindergarten(VPKfortheSummer2014orSchoolYear2014-2015).ForSummerVPK2014,thechildmusthavebecomefouryearsofage beforeSeptember1,2013.Forpre-kindergartenchildrentoqualifyfor2014-2015SchoolYearVPKProgram,theymustbefouryearsofage,onorbefore September1,2014.Parentsmustbewillingtosigntheprogramapplication,provideproofofthechild'sage(birthcerticateorotherdocumentation ), proveFloridaresidency,andtransportthechildtotheCertiedVPKProvideroftheparentschoice.Floridaresidencymaybeveriedbythefollowingdocumentationbearingtheparent/guardians nameandaddressassubmittedontheVPKApplication: €UtilityBills€ResidentialRentalAgreement €PayStubs€GovernmentDocuments(TaxReturn,MilitaryOrders,etc.)eVPKProgramisfreeearlyeducationfundedbytheStateofFlorida.eVPKProvidersshouldnotchargeregistrationfeesthatarenon-refundableonc etheVPKchildhas attendedtheprogram.ProvidersareencouragedtoprovideservicestoasmanychildrenforthelimitedhoursofVPKaspossible.Youmayregisteryourc hildonlineat:https:// spe.schoolreadiness.org/pe/spe_main.asp.eon-lineVPKregistrationprocessallowsyoutouploadphotos,copiesofocialbirthcerticates,u tilitybills,paystubs,orother documentsfromyoursmartphone,computerortablet.Inlieuofregisteringon-line,youmaychoosetoregisterinpersonduringregularwalk-inhours asfollows: 4&5-Year-OldChildrenEligible 2014VPKSummerProgramand 2014-15VPKSummerYearPrograms On-lineRegistrationNowAvailableSign-Up! 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