The Bay beacon

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The Bay beacon
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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During a Sept. 3 public hearing, the East Niceville Fire Commission tentatively approved a budget of $834,977 for the coming 2014-15 fiscal year. The budget includes a higher proposed property tax millage rate of 2.45 mills, meaning that property owners in the independent East Niceville Fire District would pay $2.45 in property taxes to the district for every $1,000 of taxable value of their property. For example, the owner of a home appraised at a taxable value of $200,000, after homestead exemptions and other discounts, would pay $490 in property tax to the fire district, in addition to other property taxes to such entities as Okaloosa County and the school district. The fire district encompasses unincorporated areas west of Rocky Bayou. The proposed millage rate is higher than the rolled back millage rate of 2.3001 mills, which would theoretically produce the same amount of property tax revenue as was collected during the current 2013-14 fiscal year. At the rolled back millage rate, the above property owner would pay about $460 in property tax to the district. Most property values have increased this year, which allow the lower rolled back rate to raise the same revenue. The proposed rate is 3.2 percent higher than the current rate of 2.37. At the proposed millage rate, East Niceville expects to collect $695,977 in property taxes, as well as other revenue including $1,500 in interest, $135,000 carried over By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer A landmark in Seminole may change hands. Tomorrow at 7 p.m. residents will meet to discuss the future of the Seminole Community Center on Cedar Street. The center is owned and operated by the corporation that formerly owned the Seminole water utility before it became a part of the Okaloosa County system. Formerly the Seminole firehouse, the building became a community center in 1985 in the unincorporated area after formation of the North Bay Fire District. The board of the center has asked Okaloosa County to consider taking it over because The Okaloosa County Commission Thursday gave preliminary approval to a 71-percent increase in the millage rate for the Municipal Services Taxing Unit, to be used for stormwater projects. The MSTU rate, a comparatively small revenue source that is levied only in unincorporated areas such as Bluewater Bay, would rise from 0.1747 to 0.2990 "because of pressing needs in the countys stormwater management," said County Administrator Ernie Padgett. The increase would generate an additional $781,000, Padgett said. The MSTU rate generates a small fraction of the county commission budget. A much larger share comes from the countywide millage also set by the commission. Under the budget given tentative approval last week, the countywide rate, which applies in both incorporated and unincorporated areas, would be 3.4308 for the fiscal year that will begin Oct. 1, the same as that for the current year. At 3.4308 mills, the owner of a property with an taxable value of $200,000, after all exemptions, would pay $686.16 in county tax, not counting levies for other jurisdictions such as schools and cities. Although the county rate is unchanged, most property owners will experience a tax increase because their assessed value rose this year. A final budget hearing is scheduled on Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Water and Sewer building in Fort Walton Beach, 1804 Lewis Turner Blvd. T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, September 10, 2014info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 42 Pages, 3 Sections, 5 Inserts Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonEagle Stadium was filled with enthusiastic cheers Sept. 5 as Niceville High School notched its second victory of the season, crushing Pace 55-13. The Eagles next face Pine Forest at home Sept. 12. See more on B-1.Valp. millage measure advancesCounty eyes rise in MSTU millageCounty mulls takeover of Seminole centerBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During a special meeting Sept. 3, the Valparaiso City Commission tentatively approved a fiscal year 2015 budget with total revenue and expenditures of $7,453,890. Commissioners also tentatively approved an ad valorem property tax millage rate of $4.524 per thousand dollars of assessed, taxable property value, unchanged from this year. The budget and millage rate approved at last Wednesdays meeting, however, remain tentative until the commission either changes or gives final approval to them during the citys final public budget hearing, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Valparaiso city commission chamber next door to City Hall. At a property tax millage rate of 4.524, property owners in Valparaiso will pay $4.524 in property tax per thousand dollars of appraised, taxable value of their property to the city of Valparaiso, in addition to other property taxes from such entities as Okaloosa County and the Okaloosa School District. For example, a Lunch time at the Seminole Community Center, which a community corporation is considering deeding to Okaloosa County.Beacon photo by Marcia Anne SandersThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Police Blotter, page A-4 Thurs, 9:30 a.m. Bluewater Bay Garden Club will meet at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse, Bluewater Bay Boulevard. Public welcome. 499-3449.Sat., 8 a.m. Lewis School is having its 9th annual Twin-Cities Relay for Life 5K Run/Walk with a mile fun run at the school. Race day 5K cost is $20 or $10 for the fun run. 678-6682.Sat, 10 a.m. The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will meet at the Heritage Museum in Valparaiso. Public welcome.Sun., 1:30 p.m. The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America 's will meet at the Religious Education building at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville. Visitors welcome. 496-3466. Inside ... COMINGUP Please see CENTER, page A-5 Please see HIKE, page A-3 $1.00 $2.00$2.00 $1.92 $2.00 $2.35$2.35 $2.37$2.37$2.37 $2.45 20052006 20072008 20092010 2011201220132014 *2015Fiscal year ending Sept. 30; *most recent year proposed 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3Millage Source: Oka. Co. Prop. Appraiser East Niceville Fire District millage Property tax rate per $1,000 taxable value Eagles win again E. Niceville Fire district plans tax-rate hike Please see VALP, page A-3 Sewer fees rise, A-3.

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission approved a rate hike Monday for city sewer customers that will cost residential customers an additional $24 a year. Effective Sept. 15, singlefamily users of the city sewer system will pay a base rate of $22.85 per month, rather than the previous rate of $20.85. Sewer bills are based on metered water consumption, with single-family residential sewer system customers being charged only the base rate for sewer usage if their water consumption is 4,000 gallons per month or less. Such sewer customers are also charged an additional $4.50 for each additional 1,000 gallons of water consumption, up to a maximum usage of 11,000 gallons per month, after which there are no additional charges. The rates for consumption above 4,000 gallons were not changed during Mondays meeting. According to the resolution raising the sewer rates, Additional revenues are needed to pay back the $75,000 threeyear loan to the general fund; and also additional revenues are needed for repairs; and the operations and maintenance fund is an enterprise fund, and is expected to be self-supporting. Single-family residential users pay the lowest rates of each of the 15 categories of customers served by the Valparaiso water and sewer system. For example, small businesses will see their basic sewer rate climb from $24.40 to $26.75, while their additional monthly charge for usage above 4,000 gallons will remain unchanged at $5.60 per thousand, up to a maximum of 55,000 gallons, after which no additional charges are made. The highest sewer rates in Valparaiso are charged to motels, which will see their basic rate go from $124.30 to $136.20 for the first 4,000 gallons of water usage, while continuing to pay the current additional $5.60 for each additional thousand gallons of consumption, up to a maximum of 35,000 gallons, after which no additional charges are made. The new sewer rates were approved by a 3 to 1 vote, with Commissioner Joe Morgan dissenting, and Commissioner H.H. Strong absent. Prior to casting his dissenting vote, Morgan agreed with fellow commissioners that Increases are absolutely needed, but he added that many Valparaiso residents are struggling economThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 THEBAYBEACON Rocky Bayou Christian SchoolsWelcome Wednesday 2014K3-12 ENROLLMENT OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, September 17, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated.The right price, the right presentation, plus THE RIGHT REALTOR= an unbeatable combination when you want to sell your home!PRICED RIGHT! ~ SOLD FAST! L L a a k k e e W W a a y y V V i i l l l l a a s s H H u u n n t t i i n n g g t t o o n n E E s s t t a a t t e e s sLINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netAtHomeInNiceville.com TRUST.ITS MORE THAN A WORD TO US. ITS OUR WORD TO YOU. $1,700REBATE* ORState License # RA 0067136 OFFER EXPIRES 11/28/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase. NA I F L L AICEPSchase of a qualifying Lennox with the pur1,70$ O A P T TO U EV EI C RE ELBAL AI V VA A AV NG I NCNA home comfort system.chase of a qualifying Lennox* TE REBA AT 0 1,70OR LAE E D ES .SLI A T TA E R D O R F EL The Ultimate Comfort T danAirE Jor rd One offer available per qualifying purchase. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 007, 0 to $1 0 *System rebate offers range from $3 OFFER EXPIRES 11/28/2014. State License # RA 0067136 eam ate Comfort T Te danAirEnterprises.com 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. See your local Lennox dealer for details. Please see RATES, page A-5 Valparaiso raises sewer rates

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Robinette, DDS (850) 897-9600 4566 Hwy 20 East Ste 108 Niceville, FL 32578 www.gulfcoastdental.comLike uson FACEBOOK from FY 2013-14, and $2,500 from other miscellaneous sources, for total revenue of $834,977, the same as the planned expenditures. Highlights of the proposed budget include $451,500 for salaries and wages, $81,739 for life and health insurance, $29,500 for payroll taxes, and $100,000 in operational reserve funds. The budget also includes $21,000 for operational expenditures, $16,300 for insurance on property and vehicles, and $15,589 for building/utilities-services and fuel. It also includes $15,000 for equipment, $13,486 for repair and maintenance, and $15,000 for an equipment reserve fund. Other expenditures are expected to include $10,500 for retirement contributions, $15,776 for workers compensation insurance, $15,000 for accounting and auditing expenses, $7,000 for communications, $1,400 for advertising, $14,180 for a tax collectors fee, and $12,007 for a property appraisers fee. A final hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the East Niceville fire station. Changes may still be made to the budget or millage rate at that meeting, before commissioners give their final approval. Also during last Wednesdays meeting, fire commissioners heard a briefing on possible alternatives to the fire districts current employee health insurance plan. David Barton insurance broker with the firm of Martin, Fenstermaker, Tondellow & Associates, briefed the commission on potential alternatives to the fire districts current health plan. The broker told the commission that while a couple of the plans they studied offer slight advantages over the current plan in one or two respects, those advantages are not substantial enough to justify the trouble of switching from the district insurance plan to a new one. Under the current plan, said the brokers, the fire district currently pays monthly premiums of $3,790.53 to cover nine employees, and $3,416.67 for family members, for a total of $7,207.20 per month. During his briefing, Barton said that one good part of the national Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, is that health insurers are no longer allowed to place a cap on maximum benefits for health coverage. He said this prevents such unfortunate events as a hospital administrator walking into the room of a patient to tell the patient that his/her insurance benefits have run out, and to ask how he or she plans to pay for the remainder of their hospital stay and medical treatment. The cost of the federally required additional coverage is spread among all insurance customers and taxpayers. After some discussion of the information presented, commissioners decided to table further discussion of employee insurance until the commissions regular monthly meeting in October. homeowner whose home is appraised at $200,000 taxable value will pay $904.80 in property tax to the city during the coming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The proposed millage rate is 2.2 percent greater than the rolled-back rate of 4.4264, the tax rate at which the city would receive the same amount of property tax revenue in FY 2014-15 as it received from property taxes for the current 2013-14 fiscal year. At the rolled back millage rate, the above homeowner would pay $885.28 in property tax, assuming the appraised, taxable value of their home had not changed from one fiscal year to the next. Some highlights of the proposed budget include: A $1 an hour wage increase for police officers. A 2 percent cost of living raise for all other city employees. A 9 percent rate increase for employee health care insurance. A 6.5 percent rate increase for workers compensation. A 9.6 percent increase in single-family wastewater rates. Increases of $2.01 a month for basic residential Internet service and $1.01 a month for other residential Internet service, in return for increased data transmission speed. During last Wednesdays meeting, City Commissioner Joe Morgan questioned whether the proposed pay hikes for city workers are fair to Valparaiso taxpayers. Morgan said that he appreciates the work done by police and other city workers, and would like to increase their compensation, but asked, Whats been happening to taxpayers salaries? Morgan quoted U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics which he said show that average incomes in the United States are currently at their lowest level since 1966 when inflation is accounted for. He said the only exception to this is for people in the top 10 percent of incomes, who have seen income increases, while the remaining 90 percent have seen their incomes, on average, remain flat. Morgan also said that active duty and retired military families, who comprise a large percentage of Valparaiso residents, have seen less than a 5 percent increase in their incomes during the last five years. With those figures in mind, Morgan suggested that city workers be held to a cost-of-living pay raise of no more than 1.5 percent, so as not to overburden city taxpayers. City Commissioner Kay Hamilton replied that It is now late in the game to attempt to change plans for pay increases, but suggested that sometime in the near future the city commission should hold a special workshop to discuss such issues as city employee pay, health insurance costs, and related issues. Morgan offered an amendment to a motion to approve the proposed budget, which would limit pay raises to 1.5 percent, but his amendment failed due to a lack of a second. When the original budget motion was put to a vote, Morgan voted in favor of it along with his fellow commissioners. A final public budget hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 18, during which changes may still be made to the proposed budget and millage rate. VALPFrom page A-1 2.8754 3.75 4.193 3.933 4.0644 4.5244.5244.524 2008200920102011201220132014 *2015 Fiscal year ended Sept. 30 0.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00Millage *2015 proposed Source: City of Valparaiso Valparaiso millage rates Municipal tax rate, by year (does not include county or other levies) Beacon photo by Mike GriffithThe East Niceville Fire Commission will hold a final budget hearing at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the fire station on 27th Street. HIKEFrom page A-1

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ArrestsDavid Julian Meigs, 61, unemployed, of 186 Chicago Ave., Unit A, Valparaiso, was arrested Sept. 4 for lewd or lascivious exhibition. An 11-year old girl told police that Meigs, then a church van driver, exposed his private parts when he was driving her and other children home in the van sometime between midJanuary and mid-February 2014. * On Aug. 21, Niceville police arrested Timothy Edgar Sleigh, 32, a chef, of 1243 Shipley Dr., Niceville, for two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count of possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams. While responding to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a garbage can, a Niceville officer made contact with Sleigh, and smelled a strong odor of marijuana from his vehicle. The officer asked Sleigh to roll down all of his windows, and while Sleigh did so the officer observed a pill bottle lying on the floorboard that contained a green leafy substance which the officer believed to be marijuana. The officer asked Sleigh to step out of his vehicle and detained him pending further investigation. An inventory of the vehicle revealed clonazepam and hydromorphone pills, as well as two glass pipes with what appeared to be burnt marijuana residue. * On Aug. 21, Niceville police arrested Vance Gordon Mitchell, 44, a contractor, of 1713 Maple Ave., Niceville, for one count of driving while license suspended, habitual offender, after an officer stopped him for failing to maintain a single lane. * On Aug. 22, the Okaloosa County Sheriffs office arrested Jacqueline Joann Chavis, 50, unemployed, of 110 Dream Catcher Lane, Powell, Tenn., for battery. While riding in a car on Redwood Ave., Chavis allegedly attacked the driver after an argument, hitting her and causing injuries to the drivers face and head. Chavis, however, told police that the driver had attacked her. The driver and another passenger in the car told police that Chavis had been the attacker. * On Aug. 25, Niceville police arrested Richard Okley Rife, 35, of 5203 Rock Hill Rd., Ponce de Leon, for two counts of possession of controlled substances without a prescription. Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle at the Tom Thumb store on Valparaiso Boulevard, and found Rife unresponsive in the passenger seat. Rife refused medical treatment when EMS personnel arrived. Police asked Rife to empty his pockets, which he did, revealing a wallet, a razor knife, loose change, and five loose pills. The pills were identified by Poison Control as four Schedule III hydrocodone 10 mg, and one Schedule IV Carisoprodol. Rife had no prescription for either drug. * On Aug. 29, Niceville police arrested Rickey Allen Caillouet, 41, of 1102 South Cedar Ave., Niceville, for one count of battery, one count of criminal mischief with property damage over $200 and under $1,000, and two counts of resisting an officer with violence. Police arrested Caillouet for battery, and as they attempted to place him in the back of a patrol car, Caillouet kicked the back driver side window out of the patrol vehicle, causing glass from the window to injure the arresting officer, and causing approximately $500 in damage to the patrol vehicle. Caillouet was then removed from the patrol car to be placed in leg restraints, as he continued to resist with kicks, causing an additional injury to another officer. * On Aug. 22, Niceville police arrested Jesse Brent Barlow, 28, an employee of a detailing business, of 585 Hill Ln., Niceville, for DUI. Barlow was stopped after he was observed weaving, with his tire on the center lane or marker, and accelerating or decelerating rapidly. After being stopped, Barlow admitted to having had two beers, and showed other signs of intoxication. His alcohol level was measured at 0.146. * On Aug. 24, the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office arrested Gloria Mary Napier, 57, a clerk, of 1000 Bay Dr., Apt. 501, Niceville, for DUI. An officer stopped Napier after seeing her accelerate up to 60 mph on the Mid-Bay Bridge, cross the centerline twice, and nearly strike a concrete barrier wall. After being stopped, Napier showed signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test. A breath sample indicated an alcohol level at or above 0.157.Summonses servedOn Aug. 20, Niceville police gave summonses to Joshua Andrew Griffin, 19, of 112 21st St., Niceville, for driving while license suspended or revoked and driving with an expired tag.OtherOn Aug. 28, the Okaloosa Sheriffs Office responded to a report of burglary to a vehicle at an address on Brookhaven Way in Niceville. A victim reported that a computer, small card scanner, and approximately $150 in currency had been taken from the back seat of her truck. The items stolen were valued at $2,050. 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 East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of August, 2014. Street Situation Date Time Jason Dr.............................Sick call................................8/1/14....................02:05 E. John Sims Pkwy...........Service call...........................8/1/14....................11:48 Valparaiso Blvd..................Fire alarm.............................8/1/14....................17:46 Montrose Dr.......................Unknown problem...............8/1/14....................17:56 E. John Sims Pkwy...........Vehicle accident...................8/2/14....................21:21 S. Cedar Ave.....................Chest pain............................8/3/14....................01:32 Reeves St..........................Structure fire........................8/4/14....................17:40 Evans Rd...........................Fire alarm.............................8/5/14....................15:39 Hickory Ave........................Structure fire........................8/5/14....................22:05 N. Palm Blvd......................Cardiac arrest......................8/7/14....................10:22 Pine Ave.............................Sick call................................8/7/14....................10:49 Howell Rd..........................Chest pain............................8/8/14....................13:11 Hopper St...........................Psychiatric............................8/8/14....................16:29 E. Hwy. 20..........................Fire alarm.............................8/8/14....................18;01 Sailboat Dr.........................Fire alarm.............................8/9/14....................16:40 Canal Dr.............................Fall........................................8/9/14....................20:24 Bond Cir.............................Bomb threat........................8/10/14...................08:28 E. Hwy. 20..........................Structure fire.......................8/10/14...................10:40 48th Street.........................Service call..........................8/10/14...................12:52 19th Street.........................Service call..........................8/10/14...................16:34 Evans Rd...........................Fire alarm............................8/12/14...................22:09 W. Capri Cv........................Psychiatric...........................8/13/14...................07:22 S. Edgewater Dr................Fall.......................................8/13/14...................10:16 N. Edgewater Dr................Fall.......................................8/13/14...................17:31 27th Street.........................CVA/Stroke.........................8/15/14...................05:31 E. John Sims Pkwy...........Sick call...............................8/15/14...................09:58 Balsam Dr..........................Structure fire.......................8/16/14...................10:51 Pontevedra Ln...................Structure fire.......................8/16/14...................12:14 Canal/E.John Sims............Vehicle accident..................8/17/14...................01:39 19th Street.........................Fire alarm............................8/20/14...................12:41 Ruckel Dr...........................Allergic RX..........................8/21/14...................19:50 Kumquat Ave.....................Sick call...............................8/22/14...................15:26 18th Street.........................Service call..........................8/22/14...................18:07 Wava Ave...........................Psychiatric...........................8/25/14...................05:55 E. John Sims Pkwy...........Traumatic............................8/25/14...................07:37 SR 293/Forest...................Psychiatric...........................8/25/14...................16:30 N. White Point Rd..............Sick call...............................8/25/14...................18:12 Lake Way Dr......................Sick call...............................8/26/14...................15:56 Gleneagles Dr....................Structure fire.......................8/26/14...................16:13 3rd Street...........................Structure fire.......................8/28/14...................07:32 E. College Blvd..................Unconscious.......................8/28/14...................07:57 Sharon Dr...........................Fall.......................................8/30/14...................17:14 Visit our website at www.enfd.net. Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire District responded to the following calls from August 29, 2014 through Sept. 4, 2014. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd.................Medical......................................8/29/14................07:39 N. White Point Rd.................Medical......................................8/29/14................15:29 Hickory St..............................Dispatched & cancelled...........8/29/14................23:16 Sardinia Cove.......................Accidental medical alarm.........8/30/14................09:21 Sunset Cove.........................Medical assist...........................8/30/14................21:25 E. Hwy. 20/Lancaster...........Gas leak....................................8/30/14................23:09 N. White Point Rd.................Medical assist...........................8/31/14.................11:21 Range Rd/Hwy. 20...............Vehicle accident.......................8/31/14................17:06 N. Partin Dr............................Dispatched & cancelled............9/1/14.................10:35 Bermuda Way.......................Medical assist............................9/2/14.................13:45 Midland Ct.............................Medical assist............................9/2/14.................15:12 E. College Blvd.....................Dispatched & cancelled............9/2/14.................18:34 Antiqua Cove........................Medical assist............................9/3/14.................00:51 Bobcat Cove.........................Medical assist............................9/3/14.................02:03 Hwy. 20/Range Rd...............Vehicle accident........................9/3/14.................12:08 Live Oak St............................Medical.......................................9/3/14.................15:35 Balmoral Dr...........................Medical.......................................9/3/14.................17:45 Antiqua Cove........................Medical.......................................9/3/14.................21:39 Ansley Dr...............................Medical.......................................9/4/14.................08:17 Merchants Way.....................Medical.......................................9/4/14.................21:04 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Wanted as of: 12/20/2013 Dealing in Stolen Property Name:Gary Lee Mount Sex:Male Race:Caucasian DOB:12/25/1970 Height:5ft 8in Weight:165 lbs Hair:Blond Eyes:Green Wanted as of: 08/05/2013 Felony Probable Cause Warrant for Altering Bank Bill or Note and Petit Theft Name:Mark Stephen Hansford Sex:Male Race:Caucasian DOB:11/02/1954 Height:6ft 4in Weight:225 lbs Hair:Black Eyes:Hazel The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONValparaisoThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of Aug., 2014 LocationSituationDateTime Westview Ave..................................Seizures.............................8/1/14......................23:11 Valp.Pkwy/Hwy.85 S.......................Vehicle accident................8/2/14......................12:03 Montana Ave...................................Overdose...........................8/5/14......................11:03 Montana Ave...................................Traumatic...........................8/8/14......................22:36 Columbus St...................................Sick call..............................8/11/14....................15:21 Columbus St...................................Service call........................8/11/14....................19:11 Valparaiso Pkwy..............................Structure fire......................8/12/14....................16:07 Charles Dr.......................................Sick call..............................8/13/14....................12:23 Washington Ave..............................Overdose/Poison...............8/14/14....................03:28 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Fall......................................8/16/14....................15:56 Montana Ave...................................Headache..........................8/17/14....................06:01 Okaloosa Ave..................................Structure fire......................8/17/14....................19:16 Johnson/Kelly..................................Vehicle accident................8/18/14....................15:28 Edge Ave.........................................Fall......................................8/19/14....................07:19 Glenview Ave..................................Allergic RX.........................8/19/14....................09:45 Bldg. 2400 EAFB............................Mutual aid fire....................8/21/14....................03:19 Madison Ave....................................Interior hazmat..................8/21/14....................15:20 Kelly Mill Rd....................................Breathing problem.............8/24/14....................00:33 Washington Ave..............................Fall......................................8/24/14....................18:05 S. John Sims Pkwy.........................Assault...............................8/25/14....................02:35 S. John Sims Pkwy.........................Assault...............................8/25/14....................02:50 Valparaiso Pkwy..............................Diabetic..............................8/26/14....................19:22 Washington Ave..............................Hemorrhage......................8/26/14....................20:26 Lincoln Ave......................................CVA/Stroke........................8/27/14....................10:19 Safe Harbor.....................................Medical alarm....................8/27/14....................21:15 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Back pain...........................8/29/14....................11:24Page A-4 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com Richard martin, realtor & cpa850-496-6956richard.marn@pelicanproperty.comPurchasing a home is your largest investment. 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leadershi p on the board is dwindling. At 77, Chairman Aubrey Barfield is the youngest member. Barfield said he fought the motion to give the center to the county at first but he thinks now it is the only option because he doesn't see any interest in the community in keeping the center going. The center is used by Living Waters Church on Sundays for services. The Walton Okaloosa Council on Aging offers lunch and bingo on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for senior citizens at the center. The center is also available to rent for reunions, parties and so on. Okaloosa County Parks Operations Manager James Puckett said if the county does take over, it will make some improvements, including changing the parking lot configuration and restriping it and putting up an outdoor pavilion. The county would also take down an old shed in the yard of the center that isn't used any more. Puckett would like to increase usage of the center and said that a pavilion might draw people and make them aware of the building and its availability for rental. Additionally, he says that outside birthday parties are popular in the county so a pavilion would make that option available as well. He said, "It'll give people a place to throw a baseball or frisbee. Just an outdoor area for people to go." Puckett said that land in the south end of the county is hard to find and expensive, so this would help the county provide a service while saving money. Puckett was not sure if the rent to use the facility would change. Currently, residents of Seminole can rent the center for half a day for $20 or $35 for the full day. Non-residents pay $55 for a half day and $85 for a full day or $25 for one to two hours. The center has electricity, telephone and water bills of approximately $276 a month as well as insurance costs of nearly $2,500 a year, adding up to almost $6,000 in expenses not including maintenance or grounds keeping. Its income so far this year has been about half that at almost $2,800. Puckett said that the building would go under county insurance if it was picked up by the county and it would take care of maintenance and cleaning. Other costs would be covered by municipal services taxing unit tax money for parks. He also said the county would allow the activities going on there to continue. If the motion to give the center to the county passes, Puckett said the Board of County Commissioners will consider it at one of its October meetings. Puckett said that a county attorney is looking at how to dissolve the corporation and he estimates the county could take over by the beginning of 2015. 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All submissions for publication become property of The Bay Beacon.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentMarketing Director CENTERFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Marcia Anne SandersResidents of Seminole will meet Thursday to discuss handing over the Seminole Community Center to Okaloosa County. THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith Yes, because of our heightened awareness and the added measures resulting from it. Diane Abel, 52, Niceville, pharmacist No, I think we have bigger problems with terrorism, and with people not taking it as seriously as they should. Norm Ramby, 49, Niceville, director of operations Dawn Riley, 41, Milton, administrative assistant What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.Is America now safer from terrorism than we were before September 11, 2001?Sharon Williams, 51, Pace, business development manager Location: Niceville High School Stadium No, not really. The Obama administration hasn t taken terrorism seriously enough. Wally Messmore, 43, Niceville, acquisition program manager Absolutely not. Current events haven t been handled as well as they could be. I would say yes. Before 9/11 we didn t think much about terrorism. Now we do, and are better prepared at airports and elsewhere. No. You can stop physical attacks, but how do you stop the philosophy of evil? Rob Hines, 50, Milton, pastor Aubrey Barfield ically, and objected to the fact that all of the increase is being placed on the basic consumption rate for the first 4,000 gallons of usage, rather than raising the rates of those who use more. For example, said Morgan, Why impose a 9.6 percent hike on a retired couple who use very little water? 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-6 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 ALL AROUND THE TOWN Dr. Olivier Broutin believes that when he creates relationships based on trust in his dental practice, he and his team can offer the best solutions to his patients. He knows that people who are suffering the discomfort and embarrassment of losing a tooth feel like there's no hope and the only answer is wearing a bridge or dentures forever. Having a tooth extracted can be a devastating experience. It affects how you look, speak, eat, and feel about yourself. What many people do not know is that losing a tooth can also begin a domino effect of ill health and aging. The negative results go far deeper than what you see on the surface. When a tooth is extracted, another process begins under the surface the loss of bone. As soon as a tooth is lost, the bone that held it in place begins to deteriorate up to 25 percent of bone mass is lost the first year! This bone is so essential to the structure and balance of your smile and your face, that without it, your lips will look thinner, your nose longer, you will lose more teeth and will very likely develop TMJ disorder. It doesn't have to be that way. Dental implants provide better health, appearance, and lasting benefits for patients who have lost a tooth. Dr. Broutin is excited to offer this amazing technology to his patients. A dental implant is a relatively simple innovation. A Titanium rod is inserted into the bone where the tooths root used to be. Because Titanium is biocompatible, it becomes one with the bone and essentially becomes a part of your mouth. This keeps the bone living and stimulated, prevents further tooth loss and keeps your face youthfully supported. The technology is both safe and proven over a million implants are inserted every year and the results are incredible. The teeth surrounding the implant are less likely to decay, require root canals or be lost because of a lack of bone support. And the implant itself is not affected by cavities or periodontal disease. Dental Implants are a compelling option for patients of almost any age, and Dr. Broutin has seen remarkable success rates. He believes in offering the best possible dental treatments that give his patients beauty, comfort and function. The main focus of Dr. Broutin and his staff is to take care of every aspect of their patient's dental health. "I cant emphasize enough how important it is for people to realize that bone starts deteriorating the very moment a tooth is lost. Bridging it over or using a traditional denture doesnt stop the loss. An implant or implant supported denture can. Thats powerful. Its the fascinating science of dentistry. 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Meagan Balding graduated with honors from Jacksonville University with a Bachelors in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. Balding is the daughter of Brenda and Andy Balding in Niceville. *** Okaloosa County Judge T. Patt Maney was selected in July by his fellow County Judges throughout the State of Florida to receive the Harvey Ford Award for outstanding dedication to his job and service to his community. This is the highest honor the Conference of County Court Judges can bestow on one of its members. *** The Pearl Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Gretchen Erickson Niceville, a lifelong Girl Scout member, Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle immediate past president, and current chair of the Girl Scouts Destin Desserts chefs competition. By Marcia Anne SandersBeacon Staff Writer The STEMM Academy is welcoming a new director this year, making its third in as many years. Rick Soria was the first director when it opened in 2012 and he retired at the end of the year. Jacqueline Craig served as director at the school last year and will be at Lewis School this year. Wanda Avery just began as the new director for 2014-15 but as a DROP participant, she will be retiring in five years as well. Parent Teacher Organization President Van Hughes is concerned about the changes each year. She said there was a "huge changeover in faculty after the 1st year" when the future of the center was in question. "I think that for a new school to have new leadership each year is very unstable," Hughes said. Hughes is happy that Avery has been selected this year and thinks she will bring more stability. Avery will be joined by a new assistant director as well because the former assistant director Shawnea Tallman is on sabbatical this year. Both of the new directors have backgrounds in science. Avery has a degree in medical technology and worked in labs at Sacred Heart and North Okaloosa Medical Center as a lab technologist. She then worked for 11 years at Crestview High School teaching chemistry and anatomy and physiology, later becoming dean of students and assistant principal at the school. She became assistant principal at Richbourg Middle School in Crestview after her third child graduated from Crestview High. She spent the last three years as principal at Antioch Elementary School in Crestview. She now lives in Fort Walton. She says her goal with the STEMM Academy is to increase enrollment to 88 students at each grade, the School boardapproved level that's compliant with the class-size amendment. The school had 75 students in its first 6th grade class, then 58 6th graders in it second class and 68 7th graders. This year, it has 72 sixth graders, 53 7th graders and 61 8th graders. Over the summer, Avery contacted 264 possible new students who had high fours on their math scores on the FCAT and a 4 or 5 in reading in the fifth grade to recruit them to the sixth grade. Students who don't have FCAT scores may also be assessed by the school for possible placement there. Avery said more public information about the school is necessary. "Parents don't realize what the school is," said Avery. Additionally, the requirements of the school's curriculum are difficult, which Avery said narrows the field as to whom can handle it. This is the first year there will be an 8th grade at the school, so the question of what students will do after they finish the 8th grade course has been on many people's minds. Avery said that some students may enter the 10th grade after finishing at the STEMM Academy because they already have 9th grade science, English and math credits. Avery added The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Please see STEMM, page B-2 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 , S S e e p p t t e e m m b b e e r r 1 1 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Whos News STEMM Academy change in leadership Wanda Avery is the new Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medical (STEMM) Academy director replacing Jacqueline Craig this school year. She is the third principal in as many years at the school. Tee Up 4 STEMM Meagan Balding T. Patt Maney Gretchen Erickson Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonEagles roll over Pace to win againNiceville High School Eagles beat Pace High School Patriots during football Friday with a score of 55-13. Pictured, Colby Tuthill prepares to hand off the ball to Shi Kim Coward. The Eagles will next face Pine Forest High School Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in a home game. 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NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 ( Comfort Keepers is looking for reliable caregivers for our senior clients. CNA a plus. Apply at ck340.ersp.biz/employment or call 850-2796310. Garage Sale. Saturday 13 September 7am-2pm. 179 Red Maple Way, Niceville. Furniture, tools, TVs miter saw, pressure washer, lawn furnituremore. Moving sale. Sept. 13. 4276 Lancaster Dr. 7am-until. Looking for good deals? Check our classified section every Wednesday. 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Lots for Sale Lots for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for SalePage B-2 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 THEBAYBEACON that additional courses can be done via Florida Virtual School, which some students are also already doing. There's been talk that those students may feed into the 10th grade at Collegiate High School but Hughes said Collegiate couldn't handle that many students. Her ideal option would be to have a STEMM Academy for grades 6-12. Hughes said there was also talk of having a STEMM high school within a school, but she doesn't see that as a good possibility. Assistant Superintendent Kaye McKinley said she thinks most STEMM graduates will matriculate into the county's high schools. Avery added that there are International Baccalaureate, health occupations, information technology and engineering programs at different high schools in the county for them. Assistant Director Neely Calhoun, who is a native of the Fort Walton Beach/Niceville area, has a degree in microbiology and veterinary medicine. She spent 16 years in the industry working as a Lead Researcher on the Human Genome Project and then went into Food and Dairy Safety under Homeland Security after Sept. 11. She has taught high school for 8 years, and was at Fort Walton Beach High School for the last 2 years. STEMMFrom page B-1 POINTING THE WAY TO JESUSwww.iacdestin.org 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin 850 837 6324 Immanuel Anglican ChurchSunday Morning Worship Services9:00am ~ Traditional Spirit filled Worship with Holy Communion 11:01am ~ Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion) Nursery, ages 6wks 2yrs; Sunday School, ages 3 12, both servicesYouth OutreachWednesdays, 6:30 8:30pm in The Shed Hang out ~ Engage ~ Worship ~ Grow!KidzNet Wednesday Nights! Starting Sept. 10, 6:00 8:00pmAges 3yrs to 5th grade. Jesus ~ Food ~ Fun ~ Friends ~ Free! Neely Calhoun Parrot Head Club gives to AlaquaThe Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club presented Laurie Hood, Alaqua Animal Refuge President with a check for $1,000 Aug. 22. Pictured from left, Hank Bittmann, Laurie Hood, and Deb Koser. Traveling baseball teams win tourneyThe 8U team combination of Eagles and NVLL All Stars took first place in the Ultimate World Series tournament in Pensacola. Pictured back row, Coach Sean Lupella, Manager Miles Hicks and Coach Charley Middlebrooks. In middle row, Sport Middlebrooks, Ayden Campbell, Cody Kawcak, Brody Bankston, Evan Root and Matthew Sheppard. Pictured in front, Noah Hunter, Jack Dennison, Ayden Brack, Will Hall, Frank Lupella, DJ Shorts and Evan Hicks. Mid-Bay Rotary donates money to childrenThe Mid-Bay Rotary contributed money raised from their annual golf tournament and Oktoberfest event to charities that support children. Pictured right, Take Stock in Children received over $3K when Mid-Bay Rotary President Jeffrey Rink presented the check to Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson, left, and Cindy Frazier from Okaloosa County School Foundation. Left, Julie Hurst of the Emerald Coast Children s Center was given $500 for the centers annual Christmas party for the children. ALS Challenges in BWBThe ALS Challenge, a fundraiser in support of ALSA.org, has been cooling down residents recently as part of the challenge involves ice water and donating money to research to find a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease. Left, Love Hurts tennis team and the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center participated in the challenge and raised $500 while a class taught by Sue MacDonald at the Bluewater Bay swimming club has raised $200 so far. First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm Lots 13, 14 and 15 located on Homestead Street, Niceville, FL 32578 on the corner of Joseph Avenue and Homestead Street off of Highway 20. Lots are approximately 7500 square feet each. Unfinished block building. Asking $49,500.00 PROPERTY FOR SALEOWNER FINANCING MAY BE AVAILIBLE FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFYPlease call Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union for more information. 1-800-448-4096 Ext. 3400 ByJUST LISTEDCarriage Hills Realty, Inc. 1821 John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578 www.CarriageHills.com REALTOR@CarriageHills.com REALTOR Call for A Free Market Analysis! (850) 678-5178 Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso.

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College night College Night, a free annual event that features representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities from several states, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in The Arena on the Northwest Florida State College campus in Niceville. Representatives from NWFSC bachelors and associate degree programs, as well as student services and financial aid, will be on hand to provide information on programs of study. Northwest Florida State College is located at 100 College Blvd., Niceville. For more information, call 729-6467. Garden club to meet The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse, Bluewater Bay Boulevard, at 9:30 a.m. with guest speaker Lori Ceier, Florida Master Naturalist and publisher of waltonoutdoors.com, Has many resources of activities and sports in the area. Guests are welcome, for more information, call Rose Szymanski at 499-3449. Aglow to meet The next Aglow meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 11 at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts with speaker Jennifer Curry, one of the leaders of the Gulf Stream Revival, at 10 a.m. For more information contact Robin at 862-4867 or Debra at 678-7213. Relay for Life Lewis School Relay for Life team is having its 9th annual Twin-Cities Relay for Life 5K Run/Walk with a mile fun run on Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. at the school. A fitness and health expo will be held afterwards in the school cafeteria. Early registration ends Sept. 10, and costs $15 for 5K runners or walkers, $5 for fun run runners or walkers and $5 for students. Register online at active.com. Race day 5K cost is $20 or $10 for the fun run. T-shirts will be presented to the first 250 entries. For more information or questions, contact Dennis Samac at 678-6682 or email him at samacd@valp.net. Prayer for schools Moms in Prayer International will meet Sept. 11 at the Niceville United Methodist Church in room 801 from 8-9 a.m. and on all Thursday mornings, except late start/early release days. An interdenominational group and we currently are praying for Ruckel Middle School and Niceville High School students, teachers and staff. For more information contact momsinprayer.org or call 897-1292. Bible simulcast The Niceville United Methodist Church is hosting the "Living Proof Live Simulcast featuring Beth Moores Bible teaching and Travis Cottrell leading worship. All women are invited to attend this free event on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. in the NUMC Community Life Center at 214 Partin Drive South, Niceville. Registration is free and lunch will be included with your free registration if you register by Sept. 5 by calling 865-4769. A love offering will be accepted. Golf tourney The Tee Up 4 STEMM golf tournament will be Saturday, Sept.13, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Shalimar Pointe Golf Club, Shalimar. Proceeds benefit the STEMM Academy. For more information contact Isa Unangst at 376-5622 or visit teeup4stemm.com. Finding roots The September meeting of the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will be held the second Saturday of the month on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Museum in Valpariso. This month our program will be "Show and Tell." All members are encouraged to attend. Public is always welcome. Home show The Emerald Coast Convention Center welcomes back the Emerald Coast Home Show, Health Fair & Business Expo Saturday, Sept. 13, from10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 14, from11 a.m.-4 p.m. This event will feature 100 vendors offering super home show discounted specials, $10,000 in door prizes and giveaway items. Additional vendors include retail businesses, home based businesses and health care vendors offering free health evaluations. This two-day event is free to the public. Stitchers to meet The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America's fall meetings have moved to a new location: the Religious Education building at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville. There will be a meeting on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 496-3466. Learn a language A Spanish class at the Valparaiso Community Library will begin on Monday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays during the fall, and enrollment is limited to 20 adults. To register for the class, please call the library at 729-5406. Social security seminar A Veterans Social Security Seminar will be Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at Superior Residences, Bluewater Bay. Please RSVP to 897-2244. Friend's book sale The Friends of the Niceville Library would like to invite the public to their annual book sale where there will be a wide selection of gently used books and most items are $1 or less. The sale will be held in the Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N. adjacent to the Library. The sale will be two days. Friday Sept. 19 will have a presale for Friends of the Library members from 4 6 p.m. Nonmembers may join at the door to take advantage of the presale. Saturday Sept. 20 will be the general sale open to all from 8:30 a.m.2 p.m. and will include baked goods for sale. A Niceville author will be on hand to sign books with 100% of proceeds going to Friends of the Library. All proceeds benefit the Niceville Public Library. Freeport festival The City of Freeport will be hosting their first Bayfest on Saturday Sept. 20 at Freeport Regional Sports Complex at Hammock Bay from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Armbands will be sold at the gate the day of the event. Admission prices are $5 for students and $10 for Adults. Freeport Regional Sports Complex is located at 671 Hammock Trail East, Freeport. This is a tobaccofree facility. No alcohol, no pets, no coolers, no bikes, no skateboards. Bird walk Choctawhatchee Audubon Society is having a bird walk Sept. 20 at the Fort Walton holding ponds with experienced birder, Malcolm Mark Swan. Meet at the Coach and Four Restaurant at 1313 N. Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton at 7:30 a.m. Bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Call Mark at 210343-9082 for more information. Hispanic Fest Hispanic Fest 2014 is scheduled for Sunday Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. p.m., at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, Okaloosa Island. The event will be a family-oriented, cultural and educational festival that will showcase the very best of Hispanic folklore, music, and food. For more information, visit unitedforagoodcause.org. Stitchers to meet The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America's fall meetings will be at the Religious Education building at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville. There will be a meeting on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 496-3466. Woman's expo What Women Want at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, Okaloosa Island, is a women's expo on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This event offers women a fun day filled with exploring their personal style, renewing their soul and pampering themselves. Free admission and parking. For additional information, please contact Ashley at 2432323. Bird walk Choctawhatchee Audubon Society is having a bird walk Sept. 27 at Niceville bayous and spray fields. Lenny Fenimore will lead a bird walk in the Niceville area searching for a variety of water birds, migrating songbirds, and even Wild Turkeys. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and any spotting scopes or binoculars which you may wish to use. Meet in front of Badcock Furniture in Bayou Plaza, 699 John Sims Parkway, at 7:30 a.m. Call Lenny at 863-2039 for more information. Tea Party to meet The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party will meet at Niceville City Hall on Monday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. During the meeting, there will be a rundown of the candidates and amendments for the upcoming General Election. Please come with your questions and comments. Oktoberfest The 20th annual Oktoberfest and Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club, will be at Winn Dixie Plaza in Bluewater Bay on Friday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Outdoor festivities Walton Outdoors will be hosting the free annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. along the lakeyard in DeFuniak Springs on Circle Drive. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. 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Page B-4 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 19922014 Mullet Festival PageantWinners from left to right. Photos by Jill Wayman 0-12 months girlsArmani Grillings, Kaybree McKee, Adaleigh Douglas, and Kennedi Hilton.0-18 months boysTeagan Walton, Levi Vaughn and Braden Cheever.13-18 months girlsLily Houston, Ella Lester, Alden May and Scout Larson. 19 months-3 years boysEaston Asbury, Neelan Ros, Ryker West and Landyn Covey.19-35 months girlsSeanna Shepard, Olivia Hicks, Paisley Mae Herring and Evelyn Rivera.3-5 yearsAddison Lennard, Brinley Coon, Kaelee Sherlock-Cline and Lilyenne Barfield. 6-8 yearsPaige Solesbee, Eliora Miller, Jerzie Brooks and Sharlysse Nelson.9-10 yearsRaegan Davis, Sarah Lott, Alexa Johnsen and Alcynah Smith.11-12 yearsKelby Barfield, Paige Rhea, Riley Cleveland, Savanna Hill and Isabella Reyes. 16-21 yearsTaylor Schkolenko, Rebecca Bryan, Casey Bullard and Samantha Henderson. Henderson also won the People s Choice award. 13-15 yearsKylee Breana Seymour, Hunter Gerard, Chelsey Owens and Lindsay Huckabee.Peoples ChoiceAveri Cox won the People s Choice award in her age group.