The Bay beacon

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The Bay beacon
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Beacon
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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Bayou Enterprises
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Niceville, Fla
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Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso

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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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Description based on: May 11, 1994.

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Thurs, 6 p.m. A Veterans Social Security Seminar will be held at Superior Residences Bluewater Bay. 897-2244.Fri., 4-6 p.m. The annual book pre-sale for Friends of the Library members will take place in the Niceville Community Center Non-members may join at the door. The sale will be open to the general public Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.Sat, 7:30 a.m. Choctawhatchee Audubon Society is having a bird walk at the Fort Walton holding ponds. Meet at the Coach and Four Restaurant,1313 N. Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton. 210-343-9082.Sun., 11 a.m.9 p.m. Hispanic Fest 2014 is at the Emerald Coast Convention Center Okaloosa Island. Visitunitedforagoodcause.org. By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Representatives of the Seminole community will conduct a vote next month on the future of the Seminole Community Center. About half a dozen residents attended a community meeting Sept. 11 at the center on Cedar Street to discuss the possibility of the center being taken over by the county. The question of where the $87,000 in liquid assets from the corporation that owns the center would go was also discussed. Also discussed was who would be qualified to vote on the issue during balloting that is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the community center. The chairman of the community corporation that owns the center, Aubrey Barfield, said the board has talked about transferring the center to the county for four years. It is owned and operated by the corporation that formerly owned the Seminole Water System before it became a part of the county system. Barfield said he interpreted the charter to mean that the $87,000 the corporation has would go to charity. However, according to the By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Niceville water and sewer rates will rise an average of 3.5 percent with November bills, less than half the increase originally proposed. The Niceville City Council voted the increase Sept. 11. At the same time, the city council raised the water impact fee by $3,000, and reduced the sewer impact fee by the same amount. Impact fees are onetime charges levied against new hookups. The initial recommendation for this year's rise was for a 7.7 percent increase followed by no increase the next year. On Sept. 11, however, Glenn Stephens, a city engineering consultant, recommended a 3.5 percent increase this year, followed by a 0.4 percent increase next year. Some citizens came to the Sept. 11 meeting to express their displeasure with the increase that was approved. Ronald Swafford said that every one of the past 27 years he's lived in Niceville, his water or sewer rates have gone up. Swafford said, "Something has to be done. The city must live inside of its budget." Another resident, Susan Hancock, said, "Our family's disposable income has shrunk. We can't take any more. You've got to remember your water and sewer customers are not just numbers." Hancock said that single parents and people on fixed incomes were struggling with the increases. City Clerk Dan Doucet responded by saying that the city has had to spend money on infrastructure for the water and sewer system. Hancock responded that "perhaps the judgment in pursuing these projects was not good." City Manager Lannie Corbin said that even with the increases, the city is below the average 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 17, 2014info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts COMINGUP Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithFifth graders at Plew Elementary School sang "The Star Spangled Banner" for their schoolmates Friday to mark the 200th anniversary of the verses, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814.Niceville reduces size of utilities rate hikeSeminole residents to vote on future of community centerBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent North Bay fire commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. tonight for the second and final of two hearings to set the fire districts budget for fiscal year 2014-15. At a meeting Sept. 9, commissioners tentatively approved the proposed budget, with expenditures of $2,046,206.26, revenues of $2,107,723.66, and a reserve of $61,517.40. Commissioners also tentatively approved the proposed millage rate for the coming year at 2.35 mills, meaning that property owners in the North Bay Fire District would pay $2.35 in ad valorem property tax to the fire district for every $1,000 of assessed taxable value. For example, the owner of a home appraised at $200,000 taxable value, after homestead exemptions and other discounts, would pay $470 in property tax to the North Bay Fire District, in addition to other property taxes levied by such entities as Okaloosa County and the Okaloosa School District. The 2.35 millage rate is the same as the current FY 2013-14 rate, but somewhat above the rolled back rate of 2.2825, at which the fire district would theoretically collect the same amount of property tax revenue next year as this year. Fire Chief Joseph Miller, who briefed fire commissioners on the proposed budget, said, I am proud that we have held the millage steady for the last four years in a row. The meeting Sept. 9 marked Millers final budget briefing to the North Bay commission, as he is slated to retire on On the ballThe City of Niceville soccer fields at Twin Oaks were packed with PAL players and cheering parents Saturday. Pictured, U8 team Niceville Pack & Ship, in purple, squares off against Amanda Housand Keller Williams Realty. The PAL season for ages 4 through 18 began earlier this month.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Police Blotter, page A-6 Please see NORTH BAY, page A-3'O say can you see?' North Bay acts to hold its millage rate at 2.35By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority voted to make a job offer to a leading candidate to succeed its long-time executive director. Jim Vest, the current executive director who led the authority through the building of the bridge in 1993 and the completion of the bridge connector last year, will retire Sept. 30. On Friday, the MBBA Board of Directors voted to hire Claude V. Fuller Jr., of Columbia, S.C., to succeed him, assuming an employment contract is finalized. MBBA Board Chair Gordon E. Fornell said Fuller was an excellent choice because of his breadth and depth of experience. "He seemed to have all of the stuff we need," Fornell said. Board member James Neilson said Fuller was well-qualified, adding, "I feel very comfortable that he'll do a great job." Reached in South Caroline on Monday, Fuller said he was "thankful" for the confidence the board placed in him with his selection. He also said, "I am extremely excited. I spent 2009 to late 2013 serving at the headquarters of Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field as well as serving in Panama City on a previous assignment. I and my wife are excited to come back to Florida." Forty-five people from around the country applied for the position. Those applicants were narrowed down to a field of six by MBBA lawyer Dawn Stumps. Board members chose three finalists, who were interviewed in private Bridge board seeks to hire next director Please see BOARD, page A-7 Please see SEMINOLE, page A-2 Please see UTILITIES, page A-3

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Visit the NWF State College Dental Assisting website at www.nwfsc.edu/dental for program information and application deadlines or contact the Dental Assisting o ce at (850) 729-6444. #NWFimproveslivesNWFSC prohibits any form of discrimination on the basis of age, color, ethnicity, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, genetic information or gender in any of its programs, services, or activities. registered agent for the corporation, Marvis Adams, if the corporation is dissolved, the remaining assets should be turned over to any incorporated township that includes Seminole or to the county of Okaloosa treasurer. Since there is no incorporated township in Seminole, Adams said, the money would go to the county. If the county doesn't accept the assets, they can be sold publicly and the money given to a nationally recognized charity, according to Adams. At the meeting, Seminole resident Brenda Lovell said that it was discussed years ago that the money should be divided between landowners. Barfield said that would be "impossible" because there have been so many users of the land over the years, it would be difficult to locate all of them. Leadership for the board has been hard to come by and the current board is made up of people ranging in age from 77 to 93. The board has tried to have community get-togethers to garner support from the community with little success and turnout. "It gets hard to run something for the community when you can't get the community to come," said Barfield. Residents questioned Okaloosa County Parks Operations Manager James Puckett and Parks Coordinator Amy Allen regarding the possible transfer. Allen said the community center was a "very nice facility" and that the county was "very interested" in the possibility of owning it. Allen and Puckett said the county wanted to move a batting cage from the Seminole Park on Cat-Mar Street to the center, add a pavilion with picnic tables and possibly add a play structure and outside bathroom. Puckett said he was willing to listen to other suggestions regarding changes to the center. Puckett also said that the building would still be available to rent, though he did not know what kind of fees would be required. Lovell asked if people in the community would still get a discount and Puckett said he could make that recommendation but it would have to be approved. Another resident, Johnathan Ellis, asked if the center would stay a community center. He was concerned it might be turned into a lift station for a county sewer system that might be developed in the future. Puckett said it could be recommended that the center remain in its present capacity as a lunch and bingo center for senior citizens. Puckett said, "We know how much this means to the area. I would like to not see it change." In an interview after the meeting, Puckett said the facility would have to be declared surplus property in order to be sold by the county, which is a county commission-approved action that does not happen often. He also said that the $87,000, if it went to the county, could be put in a line item or a capital improvement designation for use only on the Seminole Community Center property. There was disagreement over who would be allowed to vote next month on the center's future. Barfield said residents of Seminole who have attended two community meetings in the last six months may vote. However, Ellis questioned that and asked for a copy of the corporation bylaws. Barfield was not able to produce a copy but said he would get one to Ellis later. SEMINOLEFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Marcia Anne SandersOkaloosa County Parks Operations Manager James Puckett, left, speaks to Seminole residents about the possibility of the Seminole Community Center becoming county-owned.

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for surrounding utilities in the area for the combined rate, although it is not below the average for its water rate. The usage rate increases take effect Oct. 1 and will be seen for the first time by customers in the bills they receive in November. In other business Sept. 11, the council passed on first reading its proposed millage rate of 3.70, which is the same rate as this year, but up from the rolled back millage which would have levied the same tax total as this year. Since property values have generally increased, even at the same millage rate the citywide tax levy will increase. Finally, the council passed on first reading a municipal budget for the fiscal year that will start Oct. 1, in the amount of $29.5 million. There will be a final budget hearing Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in City Hall. Sept. 26. The fire commission is in the process of selecting Millers successor from among applicants. Highlights of the proposed budget include personnel costs of $1,547,919.93, equipment acquisition costs of $156,800, professional operating expenses of $135,642.55, and maintenance costs of $83,486.80, among other expenses. The largest increase in the proposed budget is for personnel costs, which will increase by $40,790.95 over last years figure. The largest decrease in the proposed budget will be for equipment acquisition, which will be $20,000 less than last year, largely due to the completed acquisition of a new fire truck. The fire commissioners will meet tonight, Wednesday, at 7 p.m. for their final public hearing, during which they may make changes before finalizing the budget, which will take effect on Oct. 1, with the start of the new fiscal year. During the Sept. 9 meeting, fire commissioners voted 4-0 in favor of approving the tentative budget. Absent was fire commission Treasurer Stephen Strait, and among those present was Commissioner Roy Taylor, who was recently appointed to fill a vacancy left by former Commissioner Dave Scholl, who resigned from the fire commission earlier this year to make an unsuccessful run for election to the Okaloosa County School Board. Scholl left the commission a parting letter in which he praised Chief Miller and his fellow commissioners for their service to the community, but criticized the proposed budget, and suggested that substantial cuts can be made. You dont need me to finish the work before you, wrote Scholl. The task of finding a new chief is easy if you clearly define the qualities you want. We have a great fire department that is well funded. We need a leader that is positive, competent and great with a budget of 2 million dollars. A fireman with an accounting background would be ideal. Not sure many are out there but, a man can dream. Scholl also offered advice about upcoming contract negotiations with district firefighters. The upcoming contract negotiation is nothing to fear, he said. Do not be in a hurry to have a lawyer intervene and negotiate on our behalf. He gets paid by the hour and controls the time. Scholl concluded by writing, I joined the Fire Board because I was tired of seeing my taxes go up 4 years in a row during a recession. Last year we held the line on waste. Continue in that endeavor. Above, I have outlined potential savings to the tune of $165,000.00. Please give it serious thought, keep pouring over the financials, let no question regarding spending go unasked or unanswered, do your own research. In other business during last weeks fire commission meeting, commissioners approved a renewal of the interlocal agreement between Okaloosa County fire departments and Walton County, which provides for firefighting jurisdictions in both counties to assist one another during emergencies that exceed the capacity of individual departments. Operations Chief Joseph Parker briefed commissioners on an annual commemoration ceremony that was to be held last Thursday in the Winn-Dixie parking lot, and said that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was slated to attend the ceremony. Parker also briefed the commission on recent activity by North Bay firefighters: On Aug. 7 crews responded to a vehicle that was found in the street running with an individual passed out behind the wheel. When the driver regained consciousness he became belligerent toward the firefighters. The sheriffs office was called, and deputies took custody of the patient. On Aug. 10 North Bay firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Kangaroo carwash in Bluewater Bay. The carwash machine had shorted out and was burning inside the building. Firefighters disconnected the power and put out the fire, with assistance from Niceville and East Niceville firefighters. On Aug. 12 firefighters responded to the Shay Linn apartment complex, where a bird building a nest in a porch light fixture had caused a small fire, which was extinguished prior to firefighters arrival. On Aug. 16 North Bay firefighters responded to a structure fire in Niceville, where a fire had broken out in a utility closet in the front of a house. A person who had been inside the shower of the house fled out the back of the house wearing a towel. The fire was apparently caused by fans being placed next to a gas hot water heater in order to dry some spilled water. 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At a Niceville City Council meeting Sept. 9, the council approved a $8,123 contract with Seago Fire Protection LLC to modify the fire suppression system at the fire department. Purchasing Department Head Chad Morris said in an interview before the meeting that a new suspended ceiling is being put in and the sprinkler heads need to be dropped down through it. According to Fire Chief Tommy Mayville, the contractor will have to cut the pipe, rethread it and put it back. Two other bids were received for the project from B & C Fire Safety for $12,152 and from Maximum Fire Protection Inc. for $14,400. Morris said the bid chosen by the council to change the fire department sprinkler system was lower than expected by about $4,000. Another bid was approved at the Sept. 9 meeting for fencing to surround the area between the fire department and youth center. The area is currently used to store extra dirt from jobs done by the city. Morris said the city wants to fence it off for the protection of children in the area who might want to play in it. Additionally, the city will be building a storage area for Public Works at the site. The city only received one bid to fence the area from Shalimar Fence for $20,195. Morris said the request for bids was advertised as well as being given to two companies, and that the quote was "about where we expected it to be." In other news from the meeting, the Public Works Department will be replacing more than 500 stop signs in the city to meet state Department of Transportation standards. The signs must be bigger according to the regulations, at least 30 inches instead of the current 24, and must have high intensity reflectivity. The department will also be replacing mile per hour signs which are over 25 miles per hour to the bigger size and warning signs to include the high intensity reflective materials. Lastly, street signs must also be replaced to have 6 inch letters on an 8 inch background instead of the current 4 inch ones on a 6 inch background. Repair Maintenance Supervisor Willie Hines said the department has started on these changes and has until 2018 to THEBAYBEACONPage A-4 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Beacon photo by Marcia Anne SandersA gym, locker room, meeting room, fire inspector office, and other offices are being added to the previously unfinished second floor of the Niceville Fire Department building on North Partin Drive. Please see FIREHOUSE, page A-5Niceville completing 2nd floor of firehouse

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 17, 2014 Page A-5 Make any game day just a little bit sweeter!The Hail Berry is packed with strawberries freshly dipped in white and semi-sweet chocolate, and cleverly arranged in a keepsake football container.Call or order online today! GET GAME! IN T HE Mariner Plaza 230 Eglin Parkway N.E. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547850-226-4111 EdibleArrangements.com EdibleARRANGEMENTS Formerly at Image Makers NOW FIND US ATCut n Curl LADIES & MENS FULL SERVICE SALONASK ABOUT OUR NEWBalayage Highlights -&Redken Fall ColorsCall us today for your appointment. We look forward to seeing former clients and meeting new ones!PEGI855-7363 CYNDI461-4301CUTNCURL> 535 Valparaiso Pkwy., Valparaiso > 678-8273Located next door to Hair of the Dog Pet Salon Full production tribute to the life and music of the King of Rock-n-Roll with a dynamic concert band.For more info visit www.chriselvis.comFor tickets call850.729.6000or visitwww.mattiekellyartscenter.orgAll programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change. ON SALE NOW! Local returns to Niceville to begin his practiceDr. Justine Chase, D.D.S. proudly welcomes Dr. Jordan Harper, D.M.D. to Mid-Bay Dental. Dr. Harper is now accepting new patients. Call today to schedule your appointment! 850-897-42004506 Highway 20 East Suite 100 Winn-Dixie Marketplace at Bluewater Delta Dental Premier Providerfinish them. An ordinance for the rezoning of 205 Florida St. from R-1 to R1B was also read at the meeting. Owner Jimmy Parish is building two houses in the same space where one is currently and needed the rezoning for smaller setbacks to build on the 50-footwide lot. This was the second reading of the ordinance and it passed unanimously. Legacy Cabinets on 109 Kelly Road also asked to be able to provide less parking spaces at the new facility it is building. The resolution to do so passed unanimously. Price said that he is having someone work on the zoning map for the city land development code because there are some inconsistencies such as a few subdivision whose land use changes weren't done. Council member Dan Henkel asked how often public works checks median landscaping to see that it's not blocking a driver's line of vision. Price said he does that as he sees a need or one is reported to him. Henkel also asked about the stormwater problems that some residents in the Bayshore Drive and Valparaiso Boulevard area had brought to the council members at a previous meeting. Price said that many of the problems were due to the unprecedented rain events this year. He also said the city ran a pipe adjacent to one property and put in an underwater system which fixed the problem of water on that property. City Manager Lannie Corbin made his report at the meeting, saying that the NicevilleValparaiso Chamber of Commerce had concerns about the bypass road taking business away from Niceville. Corbin said later that he thought a "Welcome to Niceville" sign with landscaping would be helpful. He also suggested putting in recreational areas such as ballfields in the area south of the bypass road. Corbin announced that the city will be connecting the north Turkey Creek extension located on West College Boulevard to the boardwalk on the South end of Turkey Creek located off John Sims Parkway. He estimated it would be done by the end of February. FIREHOUSEFrom page A-4

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ArrestsOn Aug. 27, Valparaiso police arrested Scott Allen Holt, 58, of 3002 Blue Pine Lane, Niceville, for one count of battery. Holt allegedly pushed a woman to the ground and dragged her approximately 15 feet while attempting to take her purse. A witness heard the woman screaming and walked outside, where he observed Holt standing over the victim and dragging her on the ground as she held onto her purse. The witness was able to separate Holt from the victim until police arrived. * On Sept. 4 Jonathan David White, 20, of 322 Parkwood Pl., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail for a municipal ordinance violation. * On Sept. 5, Niceville police arrested Michael Walter Bratton, 33, of 626 W. John Sims Pkwy., Apt. 117, Niceville, for one felony count of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and one misdemeanor count of possession and/or use of drug equipment. Niceville police spotted Bratton near Tisas Friendly Inn, and recognized him as someone with an active arrest warrant for drug possession stemming from an incident on July 17. While arresting him for the warrant, police searched Bratton and found 2 vials of methamphetamine on him. * On Sept. 5, Valparaiso police arrested Brandon Michael Grim, 27, address at-large, for one count each of tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, and resisting arrest without violence, as well as three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. * On Sept. 5, Valparaiso police arrested Marlon Reese McLaughlin Jr., 22, of 326 Carmel Dr., Apt. 36, Fort Walton Beach, for one count each of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Police stopped McLaughlins car after observing him driving 73 mph in a posted 55 mph zone on State Road 85. Police then detected an odor of marijuana from McLaughlins vehicle. When asked for his drivers license, McLaughlin provided a Florida ID card, and a police data check revealed that his license had been suspended multiple times. Police placed McLaughlin under arrest, and a subsequent search of his vehicle revealed powder cocaine, suspected marijuana, and a loaded firearm under the driver seat. Also arrested was McLaughlins passenger, Marques Brion Jones, 23, of 611 Colonial Dr., Apt. 8, Fort Walton Beach, for one count each of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Jones denied any knowledge of the drugs being in the vehicle. McLaughlin declined to answer questions from police. * On Sept. 6, the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office arrested Jonathan Arn Bryant, 26, a clerk, of 518 22nd St., Niceville, for 80 counts of possession of child pornography. The arrest followed an undercover investigation initiated by the Pensacola Police Department. The OCSO received information in June from the Pensacola Police Department and the Office of Homeland Security regarding an address in Niceville where evidence indicated child pornography was being downloaded. The OCSO executed a search warrant at 518 22nd St. on July 22, at Bryants residence. A Dell laptop computer was seized and was processed forensically. A review of Bryants hard drive revealed dozens of videos depicting sexual acts involving children ranging in age from toddlers to preteens. * On Sept. 6, Timothy Adam Johnson, 30, of 598 Woodlow Rd., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge listed as driving under the influence (refusal). He was released the following day. * On Sept. 6, Kenneth Newton Jordan, 65, of 124 Midland Court, Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge of marijuana possession, not more than 20 grams, and for drug equipment possession and/or use. He was released later that day. * On Sept. 6 Brian Lizana, 54, of 173A Norberg, Valparaiso, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge listed as driving under the influence (refusal). He was released later that day. * On Sept. 7, Niceville police arrested Ricardo Emmanuel Dass, 29, of 214 North Palm Blvd., Apt. F, Niceville, for one count of sexual battery. Summonses servedOn Sept. 4, Niceville police cited Charles L. Knight, 42, of 4627 Eagle Way, Crestview, for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. * On Sept. 5, Niceville police issued a summons to Scott Cuyler Sonstegaard, 23, of 6218 Old Dixie Dr., St. Augustine, for driving while license suspended or revoked, knowingly.OtherOn Aug. 25, Valparaiso police responded to a noise complaint at an address on Washington Avenue. Upon arrival, police did not hear any disturbing or loud noises and could not verify the complaint. * On Aug. 25, Valparaiso police responded to an address in Valparaiso regarding a disturbance. One party to the disturbance was issued a trespass warning. * On Aug. 25, Valparaiso police were called to an address on Montana Avenue to stand by while someone gathered belongings that had been taken from the persons vehicle that morning. * On Aug. 26, Valparaiso police responded to an address on Lincoln Avenue regarding a 911 open line call. Upon arrival, police made contact with the caller, who was unaware that he had dialed 911. * On Aug. 26, Valparaiso police responded to the Boathouse Landing restaurant regarding a 911 hangup/open line call. Police conducted a walk-through of the facility, but were unable to locate the source of the call. Everything on the premises appeared normal. * On Aug. 26, Valparaiso police responded to the Compass Rose restaurant on John Sims Parkway regarding a report of a suspicious truck and trailer parked near the restaurant. Police contacted the driver of the vehicle and determined that he was not committing any crime. The driver then departed at the request of police. * On Aug. 26, Valparaiso police received a call from a landlord who wanted to fill out a damage report for her rental property, as the previous renters had caused damage. Police advised the caller that it was a civil matter, but arranged an extra patrol on the property to give the owner time to recover the keys from the former tenant, or have the locks changed. * 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 Sept. 8, 2014 through Sept. 14, 2014. 0 Structure Fire14 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E.John Sims Pkwy........................Medical........................9/8/14..................02:47 27th Street....................................Medical........................9/8/14..................09:02 Redwood /27th St.........................Medical........................9/8/14...................11:46 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Medical........................9/8/14..................20:45 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Medical........................9/9/14..................00:35 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Medical........................9/9/14..................08:07 E. College Blvd.............................Medical........................9/9/14..................08:47 N. Partin Dri..................................Medical........................9/9/14..................12:04 Scott St..........................................Medical........................9/9/14..................14:48 Palmetto Palm Dr.........................Medical........................9/9/14..................17:08 White Point Rd..............................Structure Fire..............9/9/14..................22:30 2nd Street.....................................Medical........................9/9/14..................23:35 Alaqua Creek Cv..........................Medical.......................9/11/14..................08:05 Reeves St.....................................Medical.......................9/11/14..................08:57 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Medical.......................9/11/14..................16:44 SR123...........................................Cancelled...................9/12/14.................00:53 Nathey Ave....................................Medical.......................9/12/14.................01:27 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle Crash............9/12/14.................03:09 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Smoke Scare.............9/12/14.................13:06 Springwood Way..........................Medical.......................9/12/14.................19:03 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Medical.......................9/12/14.................20:23 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle Crash............9/13/14.................04:31 Nathey Ave....................................Medical.......................9/13/14.................08:34 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle Crash............9/13/14..................09:11 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Medical.......................9/13/14.................12:55 Crystal Ln......................................Grass Fire..................9/13/14..................11:89 Baywind Dr....................................Cancelled...................9/13/14.................16:24 Nathey Ave....................................Medical.......................9/13/14.................18:09 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Medical.......................9/13/14.................22:16 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Medical.......................9/14/14.................09:42 E.John Sims Pkwy........................Medical.......................9/14/14.................12:18 Keturah St.....................................Medical.......................9/14/14.................19:43 Weekly Safety Tip: The Fire Department can t help you unless you can be found. Make sure the number of your house is visible from the street and is in a lighted area so it can be seen at night. The Niceville Fire Department has a Facebook page, check it out! Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire District responded to the following calls from Sept. 8, 2014 through Sept. 14, 2014. Street Situation Date Time Fairway Lakes Dr.............Medical..........................................9/8/14..................04:58 Glen Eagles Dr.................Public assist..................................9/8/14..................05:16 Springacres Cv.................Medical..........................................9/8/14..................15:45 Glen Eagles Dr.................Public assist..................................9/8/14..................19:25 Marina Cove Dr................Smoke scare.................................9/9/14..................02:34 E. Hwy. 20........................Medical..........................................9/9/14..................10:44 Armadillo Trail...................EMS call........................................9/9/14..................10:49 Range Rd.........................Dispatched & cancelled...............9/9/14..................15:45 White Point Rd.................Arcing............................................9/9/14..................22:34 Fairway Lakes Dr.............Dispatched & cancelled..............9/10/14.................08:00 Woodward/Destin.............Dispatched & cancelled..............9/10/14.................09:24 E. Hwy. 20........................Medical.........................................9/10/14.................12:28 E. Hwy. 20........................Dispatched & cancelled..............9/10/14.................18:49 Rosewood Way................Medical.........................................9/10/14.................19:04 Bluewater/Hwy. 20...........Vehicle accident...........................9/11/14.................10:37 Fairway Lakes Dr.............Medical.........................................9/11/14.................12:10 N. White Point Rd............Medical.........................................9/11/14.................13:45 N. White Point Rd............Medical.........................................9/11/14.................13:51 Ida Coon Cir.....................Medical assist..............................9/11/14.................15:37 E.John Sims Pkwy...........Overheated motor.......................9/12/14.................13:08 E. Hwy. 20........................Medical.........................................9/12/14.................15:05 Sunset Beach Blvd..........Medical.........................................9/12/14.................20:28 Cat Mar Rd.......................Medical.........................................9/12/14.................21:55 Muirfield Dr.......................Accidental medical alarm............9/13/14.................08:19 Baywind DR.....................Person in distress........................9/13/14.................16:27 Emerald Coast Pkwy.......Cover assignment.......................9/14/14.................18:17 E. Hwy. 20........................Local alarm system.....................9/14/14.................20:03 N. White Point Rd............Medical assist..............................9/14/14.................23:17 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. THEBAYBEACONPage A-6 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323info@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.Nicevilles Newspaper Marques B. Jones Marlon R. McLaughlin Jr. Call or Click Now for NFSO Concert Tickets! Glory & Remembrance September 20, 2014 Yontov Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra NFSO performing atMattie Kelly Arts Centerat Northwest Florida State College100 College Blvd. E., Niceville FL 32578 Concert Sponsor: Media Sponsor: 157 Brooks Street SE, Fort Walton Beach Richard martin, realtor & cpa850-496-6956richard.marn@pelicanproperty.comPurchasing a home is your largest investment. Trust a realtor who understands the numbers.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 17, 2014 Page A-7 Enjoy live OktoberFest music, singing, dancing and arts & crafts at Market Place Shopping Plaza Bluewater BayROTARY INTERNATIONAL IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. PROCEEDS ARE RETURNED TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH VARIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICES.OPEN TO THE PUBLICFREE ADMISSIONEINS Friday Evening, September 26th, 5 10 pm Live music under the Beer Tent, Bratwurst on the grill and, of course, plenty of refreshments. ZWEI Saturday, Sept. 27th, 11 am 10 pm Live music, entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Sodas, Brats & Beer. GSUFFAPlenty of Gemuetlichkeit Bring the Entire Family and All Your Friends. HELP US CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER! September 26th& 27th Sponsored by 20THANNUAL CATHYALLEYREALTOR(850) 585-2303 eracj@cox.net www.cathyalley.com 2014 Vice President Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Certified Distressed Property ExpertFL.PENFEDREALTY.COM | (850) 729-0176 | 1073 JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLE, FL 32578 104Y ears of ExperienceLet our work for you. DONNAHOLMANREALTOR(850) 362-9601 donna@prucoastal.com www.fl.penfedrealty.comTRACYJENNETTEREALTOR(850) 687-4310 tracyjennetterealtor@yahoo.com www.nicevillerealtor.com Buyer Specialist for the Cathy Alley Team JEFFMATZREALTOR(850) 333-4137 jeffmatz@outlook.com www.jeffmatz.comKELLYSHEPHARDREALTOR(850) 543-7353 kshephard@cox.net www.homesinnicevilleflorida.com SHARLYNTHOMASREALTOR(850) 865-7221 sharlynsells@gmail.com Certified Distressed Property Expert Accredited Staging Professional Military Relocation Specialist MARIONRUSSELLBROKER-ASSOCIATE(850) 582-5813 MarionRussell@cox.netwww.Destin-Homes-For-Sale.com www.Niceville-HomesForSale.com DONNABENNETTBROKERASSOCIATE(850) 585-5746 RealEstateMDDonna@gmail.comwww.Destin-Homes-For-Sale.com www.Niceville-HomesForSale.com STACEYDRIVERREALTOR(850) 621-6601 stacey.destinrealestate@gmail.com www.fl.penfedrealty.com by Fornell and Stumps. In addition to Fuller, finalists also included the current assistant executive director of the MBBA, Rolin Sayler. Fornell, a retired Air Force general officer, said he was impressed with Fuller's civil engineering background, Department of Transportation history and military background. Fuller was the Deputy Secretary for Engineering in the South Carolina Department of Transportation. He also worked for four years as a Director of Installations and Mission Support at Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field. He was Deputy Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq, directing $3.4 billion in reconstruction, economic development and construction. Neilson asked if Fuller had good people skills. Fornell said that he had excellent people skills. He also said that Fuller met the board's salary range of between $100,000 and $120,000 a year, and was available immediately. Stumps said the initial contract will be for a three-year term. A motion was made by Neilson and passed to allow Stumps and Fuller to negotiate a contract with Fuller. BOARDFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Marcia Anne SandersThe Mid-Bay Bridge Authority Board discusses candidates for executive director Sept. 12. The board voted to begin negotiations with Claude V. Fuller Jr., of Columbia, S.C. From left: James Neilson, Virginia Asthana, Gordon Fornell, Lois Hoyt and Daniel Bowers Jr. Jim Vest 850-678-1593 | www.bayoubookcompany.comOak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville | Open: Mon.-Sat. 9-6 Since 1986 Own this beautiful book and you will see the most stunning sunset photographsall have been taken along Scenic Hwy 30A in Northwest Florida. Locals, tourists, amateurs and professionals have all captured the magic on these pages. Each image is accompanied by a quote from the photographer. As the light fades, memories are made! Reflections in words and images from 135 Photographers Edited by Cindy Moskovitz Author, Cindy Moskovitz, will be at Bayou Book Co. noon today, September 17, to sign copies. BOOK SIGNING TODAY! Im not a football fan. The Atlanta Braves are my folks. Auburn for college, and Atlanta for pros. Go Gators!What football team are you rooting for this year?The New Orleans Saints. My team is the Chicago Bears, but I haven t followed them much this year. I ve been too busy working. The Broncos. My dad was born in Denver, and weve been rooting for them ever since.Location: Winn Dixie shopping center THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithTed Kotowske, 43, Niceville, waiter Johnny Murray, 47, Freeport, waiter Amanda Housand, 28, Niceville, Realtor Arnold Gjesdal, 56, Choctaw Beach, cabinet builder William Pizzolato, 58, Niceville, soil conservationist Courtney Kawcak, 9, Bluewater Bay, Bluewater Elementary School student What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Northwest Florida is great place to live, but its sunny, humid summers, windy, rainy winters, and proximity to salt air from the Gulf of Mexico can be tough on the exterior of a home or commercial building. Thats where Rhino Shield comes in. Superior products and courteous, professional service make Rhino Shield the preferred choice to protect your home or business. The special Rhino Shield coating, which lasts longer and protects better than conventional paint, is available for commercial buildings as well as for homes. It can protect roofs as well as exterior walls. Rhino Shield did a great job on my home, said Kelly Plantation resident Rick Martinez. They coated our house with Rhino Shield 12 years ago, and today it looks like they just did it. I pressure wash my house about once a year, and it still looks brand-new. Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Curt Hoglan and his wife Katherine are also glad they chose Rhino Shield to protect their home. We thought they did a super job, said Gen. Hoglan. We have recommended them to the folks next door. The Hoglans, who live in Bluewater Bay, said they were especially impressed by the courtesy and professionalism of Rhino Shields service team. They cleaned up well every day, said Gen. Hoglan. They didnt leave a mess at all. Gen. Hoglan also said he is pleased at how well the protection has lasted on his home, which he had treated in Feb. 2009. Were very happy with the way its lasting, he said. Were glad to recommend Rhino Shield. Super Shield, said Mike Redmond, owner of Rhino Shield Gulf South, is a unique product, ideal for all kinds of roof surfaces such as tile, aluminum, steel, cedar shakes, concrete and clay. Super Shield ceramic roof coating offers substantial waterproofing and insulation benefits by creating a layer of protection with the benefit of ultraviolet ray reflectivity, Redmond said. Super Shield not only aids in the reduction of energy consumption, but also helps resist mold, mildew and staining and increases resale value by extending the life of the roof. While Super Shield is cheaper than reroofing, Redmond said, this product also has a 10 year non-prorated transferable warranty, and can be tinted to any color. While Rhino Shield protection is well known for the protection it gives many Northwest Florida homes, Redmond said that it is also useful for protecting commercial structures such as stores, shops, and office buildings. To learn more, contact Rhino Shield Gulf South at (850) 424-6829, or on the web at RhinoShieldGulfSouth.com. Advertising Feature Curt and Katherine Hoglan show off their Rhino Shield protected home in Bluewater Bay. 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Niceville Tues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2 Evening Appointments Upon RequestRedKen Color & ProductsKenra Haircare ProductsFULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men Call Today!678-1977 ATTENTION VETERANS& SURVIVING SPOUSES OF VETERANSCall today to RSVP850-897-2244Thurs., Sept. 18 6 p.m. SUPERIORRESIDENCESofNicevillePlease attend this complimentary, educational seminar at Superior Residences of Niceville on the Veterans Aid and Attendance program and learn how a Veteran, Spouse of a Veteran, or a Surviving Spouse of a Veteran, could qualify to receive up to $24,238 per year for life, issued by a special government program designed for eligible Veterans to help pay for the cost of care. MAXIMIZE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS FOR LIFE!2300 N. Partin Dr., Niceville Superioralf.comAssisted Living # AL11712The Bay Beacon Page A-8 Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Stefania Zabielska, a resident of Twin Cities Pavilion, Niceville, recently celebrated 102 years Sept. 2. Stefania is originally from Poland. 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 , S S e e p p t t e e m m b b e e r r 1 1 7 7 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Whos News Remembrance event starts NFSO season NFSO conductor Jeffrey Rink, Valparaiso, will conduct the NFSO s "Glory & Remembrance" concert, which pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of WWII and the 100th anniversary of WWI, on Sept. 20.The 28th season for the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra begins Saturday, Sept. 20at 7:30 p.m. with "Glory & Remembrance,"a concert which pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of WWII and the 100th anniversary of WWI. This opening concert features a partnership with the nationally acclaimed Westwater Arts and their unique large-format photochoreography that will meld stunning visuals with NFSO music for an unforgettable concert experience to honor the Greatest Generation heroes of the front lines and the home front. "Patrons will experience a totally unique integration of images and music honoring the men and women of who won historys most pivotal victory," said NFSO conductor Jeffrey Rink, who explained that the concert will be a fusion of live symphonic music with multi-image photographic essays all choreographed to select classical compositions. At the NFSOs "Glory & Remembrance" concert on Sept. 20, the orchestra will perform a movement of Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5 set to historic WWII images. The evenings companion work, "No Mans Land," combines images of WWI with Aaron Coplands poignant Quiet City. General Charles A. Horner, USAF retired, will serve as master of ceremonies at the concert. The nights musical journey also includes renowned Guest Artist Yevgeny Yontov of Israel, the 2013 Wideman International piano Competition Gold Medal winner, performing Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58. The "Glory & Remembrance" concert is sponsored by the physicians of the Okaloosa County Medical Society. Season and individual concert tickets are now on sale. The NFSO is the regions premier professional orchestra and performs in residence at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. NFSO tickets are $25 adult, $18 for active duty military and their guests, and $18 for youth age 18 and younger. Contact the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office by phone at 729-6000 or online at MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. NWF State College students may request one free ticket per student ID, space permitting, in-person from the Box Office to regular season NFSO concerts. "The photo choreography at our opening concert and our 2015 event with Cirque acrobats will both superbly meld the strengths of two art forms and help the orchestra share the beauty of live classical music with todays more diverse and visually oriented audiences," said Rink. Stefania Zabielska January 13, 2014 Mr. Williams and Staff, I thank yall from the bottom of my heart for your kindness and generosity. I thank you for opening my eyes to the new technology of better hearing. Wearing one hearing aid (behind the ear) for 40 plus years, I was skeptical to make any changes or try anything new. Well, I took you at your word Mr. Williams. Try it, it will change how you feel about trying something new. Oh! How right you were! I totally embrace new technology. I just had to learn to get out of my comfort zone and try what technology has to offer us to make our life easier and to hear what weve been missing. Again, I thank you all so very much. I love you all. God Bless. Sincerely, Karen SmithNICEVILLEHEARINGCENTER850-678-3277 | Twin Cities Medical Plaza1001 College Blvd. W., Bldg. 2 | Niceville, FL 32578 www.NicevilleHearingCenter.com info@NicevilleHearingCenter.com Grant Williams, HAS, HIS, ACA FL & LA Licensed in Hearing Instrument Sciences Graduate of The American Council of Audio Prosthology earCareTM 678-0099 678-6211Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experienceAll doctors Rx filled Daily Specials Why drive any further? SHOP LOCALLY! Stop in and visit your friendly, hometown professionals for all your vision needs today! We accept: Tricare Prime, Medicare, Eyemed & many more.Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.(850) 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18Dolce & GabbanaCosta de Mar Maui Jim Boll Versace Ray Ban Kaenon and more!EYEWEAR EXCELLENCE SINCE 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) NicevilleFamilyPractice.com NICEVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE WELCOMES DR. SHARON FAWAZ. Fawaz, D.O., to our team of healthcare to announce the Niceville Family Practice is pleasedWELCOMES DR. SHARON FAWAZ. NICEVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE Fawaz, D.O., to our team of healthcare addition of Sharon to announce the Niceville Family Practice is pleasedWELCOMES DR. SHARON FAWAZ. NICEVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE Fawaz, D.O., to our team of healthcare new patients, from adolescents to senior citizens. overall health and wellness. She is currently accepting compassionate and friendly attention to improving your treating the whole family while providing citcarP womens health respiratory infections school physicals hypertension minor surgical procedures Asthma COPD diabetes management new patients, from adolescents to senior citizens. overall health and wellness. She is currently accepting compassionate and friendly attention to improving your treating the whole family while providing Dr. Fawaz focuses on ec womens health respiratory infections school physicals hypertension minor surgical procedures Asthma COPD diabetes management treating the whole family while providing Niceville, FL 32578 4400 State Hwy 20 E., Suite 201(850) 897-3678NicevilleFamilyPractice.comwomens health 4400 State Hwy 20 E., Suite 201 NicevilleFamilyPractice.comwomens health Buckley has Yard of the MonthThe Niceville Garden Club chose Michael Buckley's yard at 1904 Palmetto Palm Circle as Yard of the Month for September. BorrielloWagerRetired Col. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Wager of Niceville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica NitraAnn Wager to Jeff Peter Borriello, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Borriello of Boston, Mass. Jessica is a graduate of Niceville High School and the United States Air Force Academy, Class of 2008. Jeff is also an Air Force Academy graduate, Class of 2007. The wedding and reception are planned for October in Destin, after which Jessica and Jeff will reside near Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, where Jeff is stationed with the U.S. Air Force. Jessica Nitra-Ann Wager and Jeff Peter Borriello Engagement Niceville artist exhibits at libraryThe art of Pia Elsessor, Niceville, is on display at the Niceville Library throughout the month of September. Elsessor has been working with oil paints on canvas.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 THEBAYBEACON 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 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 Outreach Hang out ~ Engage ~ Worship ~ Grow! Wednesdays, 6:30 8:30pm in The ShedKidzNet Wednesday Nights! 6:00 8:00pm Ages 3yrs to 5th grade. Jesus ~ Food ~ Fun ~ Friends ~ Free!MORE! Holy Spirit Night Tuesday, Sept 30. 6:30 8:30pm 1927-2014Charles Samuel Knicley, age 86, of Fort Walton Beach passed away peacefully at his daughter's home with his family at his bedside. Charles was born September 19, 1927, in Churchville, Va. to Samuel Knicley and Dollie Andrews. Charles spent 20 years in the Navy and Army as a helicopter mechanic and retired to become a heavy equipment mechanic and welder. He was an avid recreational fisherman and loved tinkering with things to fix and was a frequent Wal-Mart buddy at the local Fort Walton Beach Wal-Mart. Charles was preceded in death by both of his parents; three brothers, Robert Warren Knicley, Donald Andrews, and Dennis (Bucky) Andrews. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Mae Knicley; three children from a previous marriage (Peggy Elizabeth Knicley), Sherry Schwoch (Raymond) of Defuniak Springs, James Knicley (Amanda) of Brighton, Mich., Laura Knicley (Michael Breeding) of Valparaiso; two sisters, Dorothy Burke of Churchville, Va., and Macky Brown of Waynesboro, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the name of Charles Samuel Knicley to the Wounded Warriors Project, Disabled American Veterans, or the American Indian Relief Council. The family would like to thank all of Emerald Coast Hospice for their help and support through this difficult time. There will be no services held for Charles and his ashes will be returned to the mountains he was proud to call home in Virginia. To share memories, express condolences and sign the online guestbook, please visit www.daviswatkins.com. Charles Samuel Knicley Obituary Xi Beta Pi celebrates 1,000th meetingXi Beta Pi, Niceville chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, celebrated their 1000th meeting on Sept. 4 at the home of Carol Heubusch. Pictured from left Dee Purka, Dottie Kime, Ashley Lambert, Marja Wilson and Joe Ann VanGronigan. Not pictured Cyndi Anderson, Diane Chiquette, Adrianne Coley, Nikki Greene, Sharon Hargreaves, Cathy Hess, Carol Heubusch, Janice Jean and Brigita Krasauskas. Niceville author writes dream book Sylvia Jackson, Niceville, was signing her book, "Dream Interpretation Toolkit," a Christian based study of dreams, Sept. 6 at Bayou Book Co. Edge Safety Patrol selectedDeputy Jeff Moore has selected his Student Safety Patrol for Edge Elementary School. Pictured, Carson Adams, Catherine Adams, Anabel Barbee, Jace Barefield, Amelia Barrett, Madeline Bowell, Amelia Burke, Makenzee Ely, Nyla Griffin, Peri Habblett, Aydan Horrigan, Sarah Lott, Annakah Morris, Jonah Ramby, Lauryn Scruggs, Anna-Liece Sheets, Halle Steffens, Uy Tran, Willa Urbanczyk and Taylor Webb. Choctaw Bowmen 3D archery winners The winners from the August 3D archery tournament held by the Choctaw Bowmen are pictured below, from left. The next and last tournament of the season will be held Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit choctawbowmen.com. For Open Class, winners were Cj Bell in first place, Mike Watkins in second place and Tyler Thompson in third place. For Women/Teen Bowhunter Class, winners were Myra Schoar in first place, Amanda Griffith in second place and Stormy Peterson in third place. For Traditional Class, winners were Tom Farmer in first place, Nick Miller in second place and Kurt Heitman in third place. For Youth Class, winners were Trey Thompson in first place, Luke Bell in second place and Chase Bell in third place. For Bowhunter Class, winners were Justin Herring in first place, Curt Manning in second place and James Smith in third place. Bus driver needed for Christian school. Must live in Niceville and have CDL driver license. Please call 678-9355 or go to www.ourwell.org to email. Assisted principal/ music teacher for Christian school. Please call 678-9355 or go to www.ourwell.org to email. Drivers, CDL-A: Home every weekend! All loaded/empty miles paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or, walk away lease, no money down. 1-855-971-8525. 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 ADVERTISING SALES The Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot) have an opening for a career-minded, full-time person to sell customers the benefits of newspaper advertising. Candidates should be upbeat, energetic, organized, self-starting and detail-oriented. Salary plus incentive. Mileage allowance. Benefits include IRA plan and paid vacation and holidays. Candidates must be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and have a reliable vehicle. We will train the right person. Apply in person at the Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. $100 reward for safe return. Gentle, 65-70 lb., golden-tan long hair chow mix named Bear. Microchipped. 678-6139. KNITTING LESSONS Learn from scratch, brush up, or try a new skill! Experienced teacher available for lessons on a flexible schedule. Socks, lace, and more-call Melissa at 850-764-3641 or email melissa@ slapyourllama.com Saturday, September 27th. 7am-? Swift Creek Community Multi-Family. Looking for good deals? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Beacon. Help Wanted Lost & Found Services Yard Sales Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! Lots for Sale Lots for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale FREELANCE NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENT The Bay Beacon, Niceville, FL, seeks a freelance reporter to cover meetings of government agencies in Niceville, Valparaiso, and elsewhere in Okaloosa County. You must be available most nights, most days, or both. We pay $30 per story and $5 per photo, when published. Writing experience is essential, as are use of a home computer and a reliable vehicle. Some reporting and photo experience is helpful, but not required. This a great chance to learn more about your community. E-mail cover letter, a statement of qualifications, and info on whether you are available most days, most evenings, or both, to hrdept@baybeacon.com. OWNERSNeed Help Managing Your Investment Property? Contact Any Member of our Property Management Department (850) 678-5178www.CarriageHills.com | Rental@CarriageHills.com 1821 John Sims Parkway | Niceville, Florida 32578Bonnie Mucklow Richard McNally Joyce Anderson Barb Pendergraft Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. 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 CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOUR BEACON CLASSIFIED AD!Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20. Attach more paper if needed.MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center. Office hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. E-MAIL : classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE 2:00 P.M. FRIDAY FOR WEDNESDAYContact Information (Will not appear in ad): Name Phone Address Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers.*Base price includes $5 weekly discount or walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Ads are non-refundable. BEACON NEWSPAPERS | (850) 678-1080 1181 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLE, FL50% discount for additional weeks or papers. Check publications to publish ad:rBay Beacon (Number of weeks) rEglin Flyer (Number of weeks) rHurlburt Patriot (Number of weeks) ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________$11.00____________$11.60____________ ____________ ____________ ____________$11.20____________$11.80____________ ____________ ____________ ____________$11.40____________$12.00First Word Price of First Run................$ + Price of subsequent runs....$ = Total Price............................$ Ads are non-refundable. GET RESULTS! Call 678-1080 to Place Your Ad Today! The Beacon Newspapers

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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 tobacco-free 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, water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Call Mark at 210-343-9082 for more information. Biker's blast The Biker's Blast for the Past Motororcycle Poker Run will be Sept. 20 starting at 8 a.m. Food, music, prizes and fun will be had starting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. For more information visit heritage-museum.org or call 678-4547. Harvest of Harmony Barbershop singers from around the Panhandle will perform an evening show at the Niceville High School auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are priced at $10 and are available in advance at Bayou Books in Niceville, at the door the night of the show. For further information on the event of for tickets, call 499-7182 or visit emeraldcoastchorus.com. Hispanic Fest Hispanic Fest 2014 is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. 9 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 stitch-in and meeting on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 496-3466. Little League meeting The Niceville-Valparaiso Little League (NVLL) annual membership meeting and kickoff board meeting will be Sunday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Niceville City Hall. Anyone interested in being an NVLL General Member or a 2014 NVLL Board Member may attend. Woman's expo What Women Want at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, Okaloosa Island, is the Emerald Coast's premier 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 243-2323. 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. 2014 1 234 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 192021 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.comCALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON THE BEACONSAT YOUR SERVICE TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Dont be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! BayouTreeService COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. COMPUTER REPAIR PRESSURE WASHING(850) 699-7866Houses Drive-ways Fencing Dock RVs DecksNo Job Too SmallLicensed & InsuredE&D Pressure Washingq 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 ADVERTISE HERE! Easy and affordable way of advertising inAt Your ServiceCall us at 678-1080, email info@baybeacon.com or stop by the office at: 1181 E. 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Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Annual cardboard boat race SundayThe annual Cardboard Boat Race at Bluewater Bay Marina will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 with registration beginning at 4 p.m. Register from now until race day. For more information, visit bluewaterbaymarina.com or call 897-2821.

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Diana LaFollette, Julia Morena, Erica Mitchell, and Addi Martin were the teams 7thth runners, respectively. In the boys varsity race, junior Jason Nodjomian ran a great race running a personal record time of 17:36, quite an accomplishment on the hot and moderately slow course. The next four runners crossed the finish line in a span of 12 seconds, led by Elijah Schneidewind, Jack Johnson, Austin Thompson and Evan Etheridge. Zach Fralish, Payton Watson, Brad Massey, Andy Holtery and Michael Escoffier rounded out positions 6-10. The meet concluded with a boys and girls combined open race. Addison Burkett and Riley Holahan were the winners of the boys and girls junior varsity races. Beacon photos by Dave ShelikoffLewis beats Rocky BayouLewis School beat Rocky Bayou Christian School Sept. 11 at a football game with a score of 36-0. Pictured, Ethan Evans for Lewis looks to throw the ball downfield while Morgan Hamilton from Rocky runs alongside to block. Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonEagles crush Pine ForestNiceville High School beat Pine Forest High School Friday, Sept. 12 at a football game with a score of 48-0. Pictured, a completion to Jon Secord for a first down. The next game will be against Choctaw at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 in an away game. 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