The Bay beacon

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The Bay beacon
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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer Since the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was enacted in 2010, new rules have appeared cutting the amount of salt, fat and calories allowed in school-lunch programs nationwide. The latest round took effect this school year. As a result, schoolchildren in the Twin Cities area and nationwide are trying new menu offerings while others are sticking with old standbys. This year, for instance, the fruit requirement increased to at least one-half cup a day for lunch for grades K-8. For 9-12, the fruit requirement is one cup a day. Vegetable requirements also have risen. All grains for both lunch and breakfast, such as bread, pasta, tortillas and rice, must be "wholegrain rich." That means at least half of the grain used must be whole grain, and the remaining grain must be enriched with vitamins. Whether the kids are actually eating more of the new foods isn't yet clear. Kate Rinella, a dietitian who works for Sodexo, the food services contractor for the Okaloosa County School District, said kids are used to white tortillas, rice, and so on. She added, "It takes a little bit for them to become accustomed to the taste and texture of whole grains." Also this school year, the first of three sodium (salt) reductions for school lunches took effect. The other two reductions are scheduled for 2017 and 2022. Numerous other revised nutrition standards for foods served a la carte went into effect this year. For instance, food items may have no more than 35 percent of their calories from fat, less than 10 percent from saturated fats and none from trans fats. Sugar must also be 35 percent or less of the weight of food which is a totally new requirement. A la carte snack items can't be more than 200 calories per item, including accompaniments. Foods and beverages must be caffeine-free for elementary and middle schools. Full meals also must have less than 10 percent of their calories from saturated fat and no trans fat is allowed while calories are also regulated by grade level. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, Freeport, will host Florida Heritage Day Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Children two and under free. 835-1824. Sun., 4 p.m. The annual Blessing of the Animals will be on the front lawn at St. Judes Episcopal Church 200 North Partin Drive, Niceville. All pets are welcome. Dogs should be on a leash. Mon., 7 p.m. Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will speak in the mainstage theater, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The NWFSC Jazz Ensemble will perform as part of the event. Eventonly tickets $15 each, VIP tickets $65 each. 729-6000. By Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer During a meeting today at Northwest Florida State College, representatives from Okaloosa County, Eglin Air Force Base and the city of Niceville are expected to sign an agreement for a partnership for the construction of reclaimed water lines from the county-run sewage plant in Fort Walton Beach to Niceville. Reclaimed water is highly purified sewage effluent that may be used for irrigation. The Niceville sewage treatment plant already produces reclaimed water, but lately there has not been enough of it to satisfy demand in the neighborhoods, school, golf course and public T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, October 1, 2014info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 18 Pages, 3 Sections, 6 Inserts Send in the clownJim Vest retires as bridge bossBy Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon Staff Writer After 23 years and over $217 million in tolls, Jim D. Vest has retired as the top executive of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority. The $86 million, 3.6-mile Mid-Bay Bridge, which was completed in June 1993, linking Niceville with Destin over Choctawhatchee Bay, was built by Traylor Brothers Inc. and designed by Figg Engineering Group. A 10-mile feeder highway around Niceville was completed in January of this year by Anderson Columbia. Now the authority has proposed adding another segment to this toll connector that would link it with Highway 85 South near the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. Gordon Fornell, chair of the MBBA governing board, said the hardest part of the connector project was "permitting and approvals." Fornell said Vest's experience dealing with the Florida Department of Transportation, environmentalists and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission helped him provide "strong leadership" in the erection of the bridge and connector as well as associated projects such as completion of a tollbooth Police Blotter, page A-4 Inside ... Please see WATER, page A-3 Please see LUNCH, page A-3 Jim Vest Please see BOSS, page A-5 COMINGUP By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The East Niceville Fire Commission has approved a budget of $799,977 for the fiscal year that begins today. The budget includes a property tax millage rate of 2.45 mills, meaning that owners in the East Niceville independent fire district would pay $2.45 in property taxes to the district for every $1,000 of appraised, 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 East Niceville Fire District, in addition to other property taxes to such entities as Okaloosa County and the Okaloosa School District. The millage rate is somewhat 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 fiscal year just ended. At the rolled back millage rate, the above property owner would pay about $460 in property tax to the district. At the new 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 from FY 2013-14, and $2,500 from other miscellaneous sources, for total revenue of $834,977, the same as the planned expenditures. The FY 2015 millage rate of 2.45 is also higher than the FY 2014 rate of 2.37, at which the owner of the home mentioned above would pay $474 in property tax to the fire district. During FY 2014, said fire commissioners Ed Dunbar and Mike Marcolongo, the district collected $647,802 in property tax revenue. It budgeted to spend $690,278 in FY 2014, using revenue from taxes, interest, miscellaneous sources and money from the districts reserves. FY 2015s expected spending of $799,977 will be funded by $695,977 in property tax revenue, $1,500 in interest, $2,500 from miscellaneous revenue sources, and $100,000 carried over from FY 2014. The $799,977 in spending approved during a Sept. 18 final budget hearing is less then the $834,977 that had been tentatively approved during a previous budget hearing on Sept. 3. Following the Sept. 18 final hearing, the Beacon asked East Niceville Fire Chief Mike Wright the reason for the drop in planned spending.East Niceville district OKs tax hikeWhats for lunch?School menus change under new federal rulesNew source is eyed for reclaimed water The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Please see HIKE, page A-5Beacon photo by Marcia Anne SandersCoco the Clown has been keeping crowds at the annual Mid-Bay Rotary Club Oktoberfest happy for a decade. Here, she makes balloon animals at the 2014 event on Saturday in Bluewater Bay. As many as 10,000 people attended the two-day event. See more on page A-2. Niceville High School sophomore Tyler Fonk has pizza and fries or chicken nuggets most days for lunch in the school cafeteria. He says he's not interested in the new menu offerings like grapes and hummus and vegetables. However, now his pizza has reduced-calorie cheese and pepperoni on it and is also on nutrient-rich, whole-grain bread. Beacon photo by Marcia Anne Sanders Rapid infiltration basins at Okaloosa County's Arbennie Pritchett Water Reclamation Facility, Fort Walton Beach. The sewagetreatment plant one day may pump treated effluent to Niceville for irrigation. Beacon photo by Marcia Anne Sanders

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Oktoberfest raises $14K for charityNearly 10,000 people were estimated to have visited Oktoberfest this past weekend. The Mid-Bay Rotary Club has been holding the annual event for the past 20 years to raise money for charity. Bert Melnick, one of the Oktoberfest organizers, estimates the club has given over $200,000 to charity since it started two decades ago. "We probably brought in about $14,000 to give to char ity this year," said Melnick. The festival was held in the parking lot at the Winn-Dixie in Bluewater Bay. Beacon photos by Marcia Anne Sanders, Stephen Kent and Sara Kent About 2,000 bratwurst dinners and 34 kegs of beer were served up this year. The Joe Occhipinti German Band entertained festival goers through-out the weekend. Kettle corn entrepreneur Bill Johnson popped and sold his wares for the tenth year at Oktoberfest. Closing the Gate on Drugs, a fun run hosted by the Emerald Coast Young Marines and Children in Crisis, started Saturday's festivities at 7 a.m. Page A-2 Wednesday, October 1, 2014 THEBAYBEACON A hearing aid for every budget and lifestyle. ASK ABOUT OUR "Try B4U Buy" PROGRAMEXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUSTThe Hearing Care Professionals at Niceville Hearing Center are leading the way in helping people experience healthier hearing lives. Through advanced hearing technology and superior service, our goal is to educate Patients about hearing loss and its' effects on their lives. We are a locally owned independent (not a franchise) hearing healthcare provider. Give us a call to schedule a FREE, NO CHARGE, HEARING SCREENING AND PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION. We offer a "Try B4U Buy" program so you can HEAR & UNDERSTAND what you've been missing before investing in hearing aids. Call me for details.NICEVILLEHEARINGCENTERTwin Cities Medical Plaza 1001 College Blvd. W., Bldg. 2 | Niceville, FL www.NicevilleHearingCenter.com earCareTM850-678-3277S. Grant Williams, HAS, ACA Audio Prosthologist Know more. . Spend less! You Have A Voice You Have A Choice. Ask Your Doctor to Schedule Your Next Appointment At4536 Hwy 20 East NicevilleWinn Dixie Marketplace(850) 729-6747 State of-the Art Equipment including MRI, CT & X-Ray & Ultrasound Excellent Image Quality & Reduced Scan Time Same Day or Next Day Scheduling 24 Hour Turn-Around on Reports On-site Board Certified Radiologists Pricing 2-3 times Less Expensive than hospital rates Accredited by the American College of Radiology Networked with most Major Insurances, Including BC/BS, United Healthcare, Aetna, Ci gna, Tricare Std/Prime/Life, Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid HMOs, & Affordable Care Plans Buying a home is one of lifes biggest decisions -a decision that takes time. Did you also know that once you have your home under contract, it takes about 30 45 days to close? So if youre buying this year, you have only 6 more weeks to house-hunt so that you can close by New Years! The clock is ticking! Call me today!PLANNING TO BUY A HOME BEFORE THE END OF 2014?LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netAtHomeInNiceville.com4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated.

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areas that have used it. County officials say construction could begin in May 2016 and take perhaps 18 months to complete. But the project depends on funding which has not been completely lined up. The Niceville City Council agreed to support the job Sept. 18. The county water and sewer department is applying for a grant for $215,000. The city will provide $130,000 while the county provides $85,000 in matching funds for a total of $430,000. The county's share is smaller because it will provide surveying, prepare the easement to Eglin and do the grant management. The money will be used for design and environmental studies for the 10mile reclaimed water line which will cross Eglin property, originating at the county sewage plant, which is called the Arbennie Pritchett Water Reclamation Facility. Mark Wise, Okaloosa County Water and Sewer deputy director, estimates the entire project may cost $8 million. In addition to the design, two more filters, a pumping station and a chlorine contact chamber need to be added to the APWRF as well as the connecting 10-mile line. Wise said the county will apply for state appropriations, grants and Department of Defense money as well to fund the project, but may also fund some of the project if necessary. However, that cost would be passed along so Wise hopes it can be avoided. At the meeting Sept. 18, Wise said that Niceville will be charged a fee for the reclaimed water which could range from 20 to 80 cents per 1,000 gallons. This would cover the county's operations and maintenance costs. The pipeline will have a connection point near the Mullet Festival site and Highway 85. The water would be highly treated effluent that could be used for irrigation purposes. Wise said that Eglin was already "on board" for the route and the easement for the route was already 60 percent done. Wise said the pipeline will be able to carry 4 million gallons of reclaimed water a day. Wise sees this as a way to conserve and reuse water to preserve the Floridan Aquifer, which supplies most drinking water in the area. "The water supply that we have now is limited. We can't keep using water from our Floridan Aquifer. We have to do the very best we can to conserve water, encourage our users to conserve water and provide reuse wherever we can." The county sewage treatment plant in Fort Walton Beach generates around 6 to 7 million gallons of treated water a day presently, with a commitment of 1.55 million gallons of water for the city of Fort Walton Beach under an agreement with the county. At the Sept. 9 Niceville City Council meeting, City Manager Lannie Corbin said he would like to get three million gallons of reclaimed water for use in the city. The county would provide effluent to Eglin as well, leaving a million gallons a day available for the Air Force base. Niceville already provides reclaimed water from its plant at Highway 85 in Niceville to The Preserve, Swift Creek Plantation, Swift Creek subdivision, the Walmart area, Rocky Bayou Christian School, the Heritage cemetery, the City Hall complex and the Mullet Festival site. The city is also adding the new Parkview Place subdivision for reclaimed water usage. The plant, which has been operating with only two of its three tanks available due to a refit necessary to process the water adequately, can produce 3 million gallons of water a day but has only been providing about a million gallons a day of reclaimed water. Users of the reclaimed water were asked in May to conserve by watering on a three-day a week schedule, alternating days by address. Extra reclaimed water can be pumped to a holding basin on Eglin Air Force Base golf course which can hold 18 million gallons. However, the city will be losing the input of 800,000 gallons a day from the Bluewater area, according to Wise, once the county completes its sewage lines to the area. The city has provided reclaimed water at no cost to the areas in Niceville. However, Corbin plans to bring a cost schedule to the city council in January or February of 2015 to charge for the effluent. Corbin says it will most likely be a flat fee, since there will not be a metering system for each house or business. This agreement between the county, Eglin and Niceville would provide surplus reclaimed water for the city's use. WATERFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 1, 2014 Page A-3 (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com GULFCOASTDENTALSteven G. 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Get weekend-only offers Oct. 4-5, plus Bonus Points on ornaments you buy all week long!OPEN THIS SUNDAY NOON 5P.M. Of the changes, Rinella said, "I think they're a great step in the right direction toward making the meals more healthy." The federal government has been regulating school-lunch nutrition since 1946. School districts such as Okaloosa that comply with the new rules are rewarded with an extra federal subsidy of six cents per meal. Some students, interviewed in the Niceville High School cafeteria recently, are taking the changes in stride and enjoying new menu items. Others are sticking to the foods they grew up on, like pizza, chicken nuggets and fries. But even these foods now must follow the whole-grain, low-fat requirements. Niceville High School senior Emily Schroeder said, "It's really different this year." She noticed that they changed the cafe where a lot of the a la carte menu items are served. In fact, several new menu items are being offered, including cheese and grapes, hummus (a spread made with pulverized chick peas), more vegetables, string cheese, coffee and zerocalorie soft drinks. A new iced coffee, with whipped cream and caramel, vanilla and hazelnut flavors, is a hit. Sophomore Grace Ratley, a 15-year-old soccer player, said the coffee helps her get through the day. She also likes hummus and vegetables and grapes. "It's really cool," she said. Senior Megan Davies said she ate a lot of pizza and fried chicken at school last year and gained weight, so this year she's enjoying the new menu and has lost weight eating sandwiches and grapes. Others aren't so sure they like the changes. For 10th grader Tyler Fonk, 15, "The norm is always fries." Tyler says he's not interested in grapes or hummus and opts for pizza or chicken nuggets and fries most days. He may not know it, but now the school pizza is built on a whole-grain crust topped with reduced-fat cheese and leaner pepperoni. And the "fries" aren't fried any more, but bakedwithout trans fat. Freshmen Gabrielle Daiute and Ashlea Jones get chicken nuggets with French fries and bread with their iced coffee nearly every day, though Gabrielle says she thinks it's good to have options for different selections. Something must be going right because the number of lunches served has jumped 9.6 percent in the first five weeks of school to 303,543 or an average daily participation increase of 1,140, according to Sodexo. Still, school lunches sold in the district have declined about nine percent since the 2009-10 year, according to the district's food services department. Sodexo has had the school district lunch contract for the last five years. The company has issued a free app for smartphones called School Lunch by Nutrislice as well as a mobile website, which is okaloosaschools.nutrislice.com/m obile. Diners can rate school meals through Nutrislice. So far this year, over half of the ratings have been a 5, the highest rating available, although 26 percent have been the lowest rating of 1. Sodexo says it has salad bars serving local produce at every school in the county this year, but they vary by school, with some offering self-serve items and others getting pre-made or made-toorder salads. Sodexo district manager Tony Buscemi said the company is on the "cutting edge of compliance" with the four-year-old federal law that is driving the menu changes. One of the ways it is, Buscemi said, is Sodexo's focus on making more items from scratch and using fewer processed items. It has added entrees like from-scratch shepherd's pie, Salisbury steak and Korean beef lettuce wraps. Sushi may be added as well. The new rules are making it more difficult for schools to get by with the same old thing. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act also raised the federal subsidy rate for school lunches by six cents for districts who comply with federal nutrition standards. This was the first real reimbursement rate increase in over 30 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the program. Richard D. Norris, food services specialist for the Okaloosa County School District, said that there are extra food costs because of the new requirements and that the six cents is to offset additional costs. Norris said of the changes, "Any time you can serve healthier food, yes, I believe it's a good thing. There's a lot of regulations that we have to comply with that make it hard to do our job. We have to jump through lots of hoops to feed the kids." This year, the school district has a $721,851 allowance for food from the Department of Agriculture. That means the district can order federal surplus food up to that amount during the 201415 school year. The USDA bases its allowances on past usage and size of district. The school district also gets federal subsidies ranging from 28 cents for each regular paid breakfast to $3.06 for a free lunch given to low-income students. The subsidy for a regular paid lunch is 36 cents. A student pays $2.55 for a regular fixed-price lunch. LUNCHFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Marcia Anne SandersA plan to use sewage effluent as irrigation water, sponsored by Niceville, Okaloosa County and Eglin Air Force Base, is expected to cost Niceville at least $130,000 for design and environmental studies. Grapes, yogurt parfait, hummus and carrots are some of the lunch choices deemed healthier at Niceville High School this year. Beacon photo by Marcia Anne Sanders Mark Wise

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ArrestsOn Sept. 16, Johnnie Ray Spain, 39, of 3782 Peachtree Way, Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail for a misdemeanor probation violation. He was released on Sept. 18. * On Sept. 18, Niceville police arrested Jackie Coogan Mott, 31, of 218 Grand View Ave., Valparaiso, for one misdemeanor count of resisting an officer without violence, and one misdemeanor count of disorderly intoxication in a public place, causing a disturbance.OtherOn Sept. 16, Niceville police responded to an address on Partin Drive, where a resident reported that two rabbits had been taken from a fenced enclosure in the backyard. Police searched the area but were unable to locate any evidence of a crime, and it is unknown whether the rabbits were taken by a person or by another animal. * On Sept. 18, Valparaiso police responded to an address on Bayshore Point in reference to a reported burglary. But it turned out that the items had simply been misplaced. * On Sept. 15, Valparaiso police responded to a possible battery. Neither party, however, wished to file charges. * On Sept. 15, a person entered the Valparaiso police station to report that unknown persons had filed a fraudulent unemployment claim under her name. * On Sept. 17, Niceville police responded to the AOC Food Mart on Redwood Avenue, where a newspaper carrier had reported that the front door had been broken. Some money had also been taken. * On Sept. 17, Niceville police responded to Twin Cities Hospital on North Highway 85 regarding a battery, in which a patient had punched and scratched a nurse, fracturing a bone in her face and requiring the nurse to get stitches. The assailant was not located. * On Sept. 17, Niceville police responded to the 28 Red pawn shop on John Sims Parkway, where someone had taken a 1997 Carolina Skiff with a silver 40 hp Honda outboard motor from in front of the business. * On Sept. 18, the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Sasser Street in Niceville regarding a report of grand theft of a controlled substance. The case status is pending. * On Sept. 19, Okaloosa deputies responded to an address on Hickory Street in Niceville regarding a burglary and theft. * On Sept. 19, Niceville police responded to an address on Davis Drive where a witness reported seeing some juveniles kicking her mailbox. * On Sept. 20, Niceville police responded to the Tropical Smoothie on John Sims Parkway, where a witness reported that as he was driving his own vehicle down the road with his children in the vehicle, a car had pulled alongside his, and one of the four males in it had exposed himself out of the car window. Police traced the tag to a rental company, but the company refused to cooperate with the investigation. * On Sept. 20, Niceville police responded to Papa Johns Pizza on John Sims Parkway regarding a report that a customer had stolen a $20 bill. * On Sept. 20, Niceville police responded to the Twin Cities Pavilion on John Sims Parkway regarding damage to a vehicle. Officers discovered that the back window of the vehicle was broken, but there were no signs of foul play. It appeared that the window had simply cracked. None of the glass showed an indication of a strike or impact. * On Sept. 21, Okaloosa deputies responded to an address on Hidden Lakes Drive, Niceville, regarding a report of a possible burglary. A witness had heard a noise and discovered that a door handle had been broken. Nothing was reported missing. * On Sept. 21, Niceville police responded to an address on Linden Avenue, where a complainant stated that someone had broken into her home, then left after she confronted him. Police later made contact with a suspect, and served him with a trespass warning. The complainant told police that she was satisfied with the trespass warning being served to the intruder. * On Sept. 21, Niceville police responded to an address on 20th Street, where a vehicle had been vandalized with a threat painted on the windshield. * On Aug. 31, Niceville police received a report of a purse that had been lost or stolen from a buggy in Walmart. * On Aug. 31, Niceville police responded to the Tom Thumb on John Sims Parkway regarding a report of a woman who appeared ill and possibly in need of assistance. Police contacted the woman, who said that she had pneumonia and was not feeling well, but did not require any assistance. * On Aug. 31, Valparaiso police responded to a noise complaint at a basketball court on Nordberg Avenue. Police contacted some kids who were playing basketball, and advised them that the park had closed about a half hour earlier, and they would have to leave for the evening. The kids said they understood, and departed. * On Sept. 1, Valparaiso police responded to a noise complaint on Avery Drive. Police contacted a resident who agreed to turn down the volume on his entertainment center. * On Sept. 2 the Okaloosa Sheriffs Office received a report regarding the possible theft of $35 from a bank deposit bag from the Plew Elementary School cafeteria in Niceville. * On Sept. 3, Niceville police responded to an address on Reeves Street regarding the theft of a bicycle. * On Sept. 3, Niceville police responded to an address on Palm Boulevard regarding the possible misappropriation and use of someones social security number. * On Sept. 3, Niceville police responded to a personal dispute. * On Sept. 4, Niceville police responded to a possible battery and damage to a vehicle. 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. 15, 2014 through Sept. 28, 2014. 0 Structure Fire54 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn11 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms3 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Partin Dr. Medical 9/15/14 05:55 Reeves St. Medical 9/15/14 14:38 Willow Ln. Medical 9/16/14 01:03 College Cv. Medical 9/16/14 06:11 SR85N/SR123 Vehicle crash9/16/14 07:48 Ellis Ave. Medical 9/16/14 08:33 Elderberry Ln. Medical 9/16/14 15:23 Mid Bay Bridge Cancelled 9/16/14 16:02 S.Edgewater Dr.Medical 9/16/14 18:38 Forest Lake Ter.Medical 9/16/14 22:47 Forest Lake Ter.Service call9/17/14 02:48 26th Street Medical 9/17/14 10:50 SR85N Alarm activation9/17/14 14:00 N.Partin Dr. Medical 9/17/14 15:53 N.Partin Dr. Service call9/17/14 15:59 Boxer Ave. Medical 9/17/14 16:10 Cottonwood Ct. Medical 9/18/14 04:07 Reeves St. Medical 9/18/14 05:33 Dyer St. Medical 9/18/14 08:10 Camellia Pl. Medical 9/18/14 09:42 SR293 Good intent call9/18/14 11:38 Fairway Dr. Medical 9/18/14 11:41 SR285 Good intent call9/18/14 13:26 Duncan Dr. Medical 9/18/14 15:57 Linden Ave/21 St.Medical 9/18/14 23:19 17th Street Medical 9/19/14 00:47 SR285 Good intent call9/19/14 02:56 Linden Ave. Power line down9/19/14 08:06 SR85N Medical 9/19/14 08:09 Roberts Dr. Medical 9/19/14 12:20 Summerwood Ct.Medical 9/19/14 19:06 N.Partin Dr. Medical 9/20/14 06:51 Nathey Ave. Medical 9/20/14 07:49 Hillside Dr. Medical 9/20/14 14:36 23rd Street Medical 9/20/14 18:39 Reeves St. Medical 9/20/14 19:31 27th Street Medical 9/20/14 22:40 N.Partin Dr. Medical 9/21/14 01:21 Reeves St. Medical 9/21/14 06:08 E.John Sims Pkwy.Medical 9/21/14 09:27 Scott St. Medical 9/21/14 11:19 E.John Sims Pkwy.Medical 9/21/14 12:28 E.John Sims Pkwy.Medical 9/21/14 14:27 Crestview Ave. Medical 9/21/14 16:02 Duke Dr. Alarm activation9/21/14 16:39 Bayou Ln. Medical 921/14 19:35 Turkey Creek BridgeVehicle crash9/22/14 06:26 Als Drive Medical 9/22/14 09:21 SR293/SR85 Medical 9/22/14 09:23 N.Partin Dr. Alarm activation9/22/14 10:19 SR85N Fuel spill 9/22/14 17:27 Harvest Creek Tr.Service call9/22/14 18:56 Sparkleberry Cv.Medical 9/22/14 20:51 S.Cedar/BeverlyMedical 9/23/14 02:02 N.Cedar Ave. Medical 9/24/14 07:28 Buddy Phelps Dr.Medical 9/25/14 00:40 N.Partin Dr. Medical 9/25/14 04:32 W.John Sims Pkwy.Alarm activation9/25/14 08:01 S.Palm Blvd. Medical 9/25/14 10:04 Forest Lake Terr.Illegal burning9/25/14 14:09 W.John Sims Pkwy.Oil spill 9/25/14 15:17 Camellia Pl. Medical 9/25/14 15:38 David Dr. Medical 9/25/14 16:34 Everglade Dr. Medical 9/25/14 23:00 E.John Sims Pkwy.Medical 9/26/14 14:34 S.Cedar Ave. Medical 9/26/14 18:58 E.John Sims Pkwy.Medical 9/27/14 05:11 E.John Sims Pkwy.Medical 9/27/14 07:32 Royal Palm Dr. Medical 9/27/14 12:04 Boxer Ave. Medical 9/27/14 12:19 Reeves St. Medical 9/27/14 23:18 SR85N Vehicle crash9/28/14 08:59 Weekly Safety Tip: Smoke alarms save lives, prevent injuries, and minimize property damage by detecting fires early and alerting residents, allowing crucial time to escape. 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. 15, 2014 through Sept. 28, 2014. Street Situation Date Time Baywind Dr..........................Dispatched & cancelled....9/15/14........................16:44 E. Hwy. 20...........................Dispatched & cancelled....9/16/14........................11:59 Scenic Hwy. 98...................Dispatched & cancelled....9/16/14........................16:42 N.White Point Rd................Medical..............................9/16/14........................19:56 N.White Point Rd................Medical..............................9/16/14........................23:42 Olde Post Rd.......................Medical..............................9/17/14........................09:20 Lila Berry Ln........................Medical..............................9/17/14........................12:26 Range Rd/Blue Pine...........Vehicle accident................9/17/14........................15:33 Bay Dr..................................Medical..............................9/17/14........................19:40 Troon Dr. W.........................Assist invalid......................9/18/14........................08:56 Terra Cotta/Destin...............Dispatched & cancelled....9/18/14........................10:25 Fairway Lakes Dr................Medical..............................9/18/14........................11:41 Fairway Lakes Dr................Medical..............................9/19/14........................07:11 Merchants Way...................Medical..............................9/20/14........................14:10 N.White Point Rd................Medical..............................9/21/14........................09:00 Hwy. 20 E............................Unintentional transmission9/22/14........................07:38 St. Croix Cove.....................Public assist......................9/22/14........................16:07 N. White Point Rd...............Medical..............................9/22/14........................17:39 Muirfield Way......................Dispatched & cancelled....9/23/14........................10:10 Hickory St............................Public assist......................9/23/14........................10:41 Hwy. 20 E............................Alarm activation................9/24/14........................10:07 W. Parkwood Ln.................Medical alarm activation....9/24/14........................18:12 Travers Ct............................Medical assist....................9/26/14........................09:50 N. White Point Rd...............Medical assist....................9/26/14........................15:36 N. Partin Dr..........................Dispatched & cancelled....9/26/14........................17:56 Hwy. 20................................EMS call............................9/27/14........................13:19 Murifield Dr..........................Medical alarm activation....9/27/14........................21:14 E. Hwy. 20...........................Medical..............................9/28/14........................11:26 N. White Point Rd...............Medical..............................9/28/14........................15:27 Chantilly Cir.........................Medical..............................9/28/14........................17:15 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: 08/20/2014 Possession of Marijuana & Cocaine X2 & Resisting Law Enforcement Without Violence Name:Joseph Alan Wagner Sex:Male Race:Caucasian DOB:03/29/1991 Height:5ft 9in Weight:240 lbs Hair:Brown Eyes:Blue Wanted as of: 08/26/2014 VOP-Fraudulent Use of Credit Card Name:Austin Colby Orbeck Sex:Male Race:Caucasian DOB:11/14/1984 Height:5ft 9in Weight:170 lbs Hair:Brown Eyes:Hazel The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONPage A-4 Wednesday, October 1, 2014 FRUIT:5 LBS. BAGSPineapple Chunks, Whole Strawberries, Sliced Peaches, Blackberries, Mango, Blueberries, Mixed Fruit (peaches, strawberries, pineapple)All items are fresh, clean, cut, shelled & packaged! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4Niceville, 9:00AM NoonJohn Sims Pkwy, across from the Dollar Store in Bayou PlazaFort Walton Beach, 1:00 4:00PMBella Donna Cafe on Martin Luther King Blvd., (between NWF State College entrance & Hurlburt Field East entrance) VEGETABLES: 5 & 10 LBS. BAGSPurplehull Peas, Zipper Peas, Crowder Peas, Blackeye Peas, English Peas Ford Hook Limas, Speckled Butterbeans, Baby Limas (Petite), Pinto Beans, Southern Butter Peas, Brussels Sprouts, Baby Boiling Okra, Season Blend, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Cut Super Sweet Corn, Shoepeg Field Corn, Cream Corn, Cut Okra, Cut Squash, Snap Beans, Broccoli, California Blend, Mixed VegetablesWERE BACK!(228) 990-6094, (228) 990-6049, (228) 990-5605www.BandHveggies.com BandHveggies@yahoo.com Eglin Air Force Base this week warned users of laserpointer devices to avoid aiming them at aircraft in flight, lest they blind the pilot. The Eglin Public Affairs office issued a "safety alert" concerning use of the pointers, widely available, low-power devices that are also known as laser pens, which are commonly used as pointers for indoor slide briefings. The statement also singled out laser rangefinders such as those used in golfing or construction. Text of the Eglin safety statement follows: "Over the past 10 years, the U.S. has experienced a 1,400 percent increase in the number of unauthorized laser illuminations of aircraft. Eglin is no exception; there have been several ground-to-air lasing incidents in the last two years in the local flying area. "Lasing aircraft is not only illegal, but it can pose significant flight safety hazards that include distracting pilots during critical phases of flight, glare, and in extreme cases, permanent visual impairment. Air Traffic Control treats ground-to-air lasing incidents as in-flight emergencies and coordinates the location of the offender with other government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Transportation Security Administration. "If you own a laser device (e.g. a range finder, a briefing pointer, etc.) make sure to keep it pointed below the horizon while outdoors, day or night." Eglin AFB warns on laser pointers

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expansion, construction of Danny Wuerffel Way from the south end of the bridge to U.S. 98 in Destin, four-laning State Road 20 near the connector ramps, and improvements to Range Road. Fornell described Vest, 69, as "very dynamic" and said he's provided "excellent technical and strong management support for the whole process, including the financing." Vest earned his bachelor's and master's civil engineering degrees from the University of Arkansas. He was an engineer in Little Rock at the beginning of his career, followed by two years doing military construction for the Navy Seabees. His career continued with Peter Kiewit Sons, an international heavy-construction firm, on various highway, bridge, dam and powerhouse projects. Vest himself, who attended his last official function Sept. 23, a highway-naming ceremony honoring the late Francis Spence, an early proponent of the bridge, was characteristically tight-lipped about his 23-year tenure. The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority has provided major contributions to the local transportation system with the construction of the bridge, connector and other infrastructure improvements," Vest said. "I am proud of the authoritys accomplishments that have made a significant impact to this area and I am grateful to the authority for allowing me to be a part of that for 23 years. The Miramar Beach resident's retirement took effect Sept. 30. Bluewater Bay developer Raimund Herden said Vest "was very engaged from the very first day and he believed it could be done." Judy Byrne Riley, president of the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce when the toll span was completed in 1993, was also an officer of Valparaiso Realty Company, which owned commercial property in Niceville and Destin. "For us, the opening of the Mid-Bay Bridge was a great boon and allowed us to bring business to Destin and Niceville," said Riley. She describes Vest as "very effective" and said he was very good at keeping all of the parts of the puzzle such as the "bonds, cost, expenses, employees, communities and bridge authority" together for completion of the project. Riley also said Vest has been on top of maintenance of the bridge which was shut down briefly in 2000 to deal with corrosion on support cables. She said, "I think he's done a very good job." Fornell said the benefits to the community of the bridge and connector are that it allows an alternate route through the area, easier evacuation in the event of storms, provides a buffer for the Eglin range from the rest of the world and also provides an economic benefit for Eglin and the MBBA. "It's wedded us all very closely together and served the public very well," he added. Herden said the bridge has brought Bluewater closer to the beaches, shopping and restaurants of Destin. Riley said the bridge has brought the communities of Niceville and Destin together not only for commercial purposes but also for regional efforts. Jim Liufau, who waspresident of the Destin Chamber of Commerce when the bridge opened in 1993, said the span and connector complete a highway link from the north end of the county to the south. Liufau added, "Back then, too, folks in Destin, Niceville had preconceived notions of folks in Destin and Niceville and we found out we're all pretty similar." He said the business community in Destin greatly supported the completion of the bridge. Liufau adds, "When you think of the Mid-Bay Bridge, you think of Jim Vest. I think he served the bridge authority and the community well." Last month the bridge authority offered to hire Claude Van Fuller, Jr. of Columbia, S.C., to succeed Vest as executive director, beginning Oct. 13. Fuller was deputy secretary for engineering for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. 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Explosives training activity in terms of the number of detonations conducted on each test area is expected to remain at current levels through the foreseeable future. Increased training activity expected to occur on TA D-51 during wartime or other significant military involvement is analyzed under Alternative 3 in the EA, which considers a 100 percent increase in the number of detonations per day of 1.5 pounds Net Explosive Weight (NEW) using C-4 and of small charges (average NEW = 0.07 pounds), an increase from 25 detonations per day to 50 detonations per day for 250 days per year each. Your comments on this Draft EA are requested. Letters and other written or oral comments provided will be addressed and may be published in the Final EA. Any personal information provided, including private addresses, will be used only to identify your desire to make a statement during the public comment period or to compile a mailing list to fulfill requests for copies of the Final EA or associated documents. However, only the names and respective comments of respondent individuals will be disclosed: personal home addresses and phone numbers will not be published in the Final EA. The Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact are available on the web at www.eglin.af.mil/environmentalassessments.asp from October 1 until October 30, 2014. All area libraries have computers available to the general public and librarians who can provide assistance linking to the document. Hard copies of the document may be available for a limited time by contacting: Mike Spaits, 96th Test Wing Environmental Public Affairs, 101 W. D Ave., Rm. 238, Eglin AFB, Fla., 32542, or email: michael.spaits@us.af.mil. Tel: (850) 882-2836. The documents will be available on the web from October 1 until October 30, 2014. For more information or to comment on the Proposed Action, contact Mike Spaits, at the contact listed above. Comments must be received by November 4, 2014. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. All submissions for publication become property of The Bay Beacon.Niceville s Newspaper Richard martin, realtor & cpa850-496-6956richard.marn@pelicanproperty.comPurchasing a home is your largest investment. Trust a realtor who understands the numbers. THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith As of now, I back the US strategy, and I expect more to be revealed about it in the future. Megan Bartlett, 26, Choctaw Beach, stayhome mom I think it s a good way for us to stay in control of our freedom. Bruce Kennedy, 57, Bluewater Bay, landscaper Babs Gardecki, Rocky Bayou, housewife and volunteer What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about the U.S. air campaign against terrorists in Iraq and Syria?Jojo Yabui, 27, Niceville, child care worker Location: Oktoberfest in Bluewater Bay I think what the terrorists are doing is terrible. We need to do something to stop it. Mike Flanigan, 54, Atlanta, Georgia, radar monitor I think it will just spark more rioting and warfare. I don t agree with it. It should have started a long time ago. I think it s the right thing to do. Ornee Patterson, 65, Montgomery, Alabama, laboratory technician Mid-Bay Bridge Authority Executive Director Jim Vest, who retired Tuesday, performed his final official public duty Sept. 23 at a naming ceremony for the new Mid-Bay Bridge Connector. Vest is fourth from right, with past and present bridge officials and Walter and Jerry Spence, sons of Walter Francis Spence, for whom the highway was named. It was set at $834,977, the chief replied, and due to less carry over it was reduced and set at $799,977, with the millage remaining the same. Highlights of the budget include $451,500 for salaries and wages, $68,539 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, $12,200 for insurance on property and vehicles, and $15,589 for building/utilities-services and fuel. It also includes $12,300 for equipment, and $13,486 for repair and maintenance. 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. HIKEFrom page A-1

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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. If you are shopping around to find a qualified local business to replace your aging air conditioning or heating unit, you have probably seen a lot of the same talk about being the best in the business or stacks of qualifications such as NATE, EPA, BBB and so on. The truth is, any business should be able to offer you those things. What sets apart a great business is its roots in the community. Tempacure HVAC (Formerly Aireserv) has been active in the Niceville community for almost 15 years. It understands the specific needs of customers in the area better than any franchise business can. After serving twenty-one years in the U.S. Air Force, the owner of Tempacure HVAC started his business in 2000. Having retired as a Master Sergeant, he understood the discipline needed to run a business. This appreciation for military service is one of the driving reasons Tempacure strives to hire retired soldiers. Whenever you invite a service technician, a stranger, into your home, it can be a stressful situation. Several local business have alarmingly high turnover rates for their employees, and thus limited time or interest in screening and background checks. Tempacure has a staff of committed and long-term employees, with trustworthy and dependable backgrounds, largely in the United States military service. With a trustworthy staff, a company can better accommodate and provide confidence in safety for the customers. Furthermore, a large portion of Tempacure's customers are people who were told by other companies that their HVAC system could not be repaired. With the vast experience that Tempacure draws on, due to their loyalty to their employees over time, they have the experience to repair most units, saving literally thousands of dollars of the customers' money, while still providing a warranty. In the event that a unit is not cost effective to repair, Tempacure will work with you however they can to get you what you need with as little stress as possible. But there is more to a local business though than just a great staff and great product; at the core of any local business is the community. Understanding that Tempacure supports several charities to include, but not limited to: Wounded Warrior, ALS, and local causes such as Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, and Children in Crisis. With values such as these, it is no wonder that in addition to residential HVAC, Tempacure also has several large clients to include: Ashley Furniture, Mary Esther Bingo, Holy Name of Jesus, Enclave Condos, Children in Crisis, Sharing & Caring and more. In line with Tempacure's commitment to the community in which it serves, they offer discounts for teachers, military personnel, and several other industries, as well as same-day financing. Just ask! Finally, and as much as no business likes to talk about it, at some point there will be issues. For this reason, owner, Bill Burke, is personally available for customer support should an issue arise. If a system under warranty is having troubles, the last thing you should have to do is spend your time on the phone getting through layers of support and wasting your treasured time. Tempacure knows that, and makes customer support priority number one. So the next time you find yourself shivering or sweating in your home, call Tempacure, a locally owned and operated business that supports our military, our community, and, most significantly, your needs. Advertising Feature Full Service Air Conditioning & Heating CompanyREPAIR ~ SERVICE ~ INSTALLATIONTempaCure has the solution! License # CAC1814749www.tempacurehvac.com www.facebook.com/tempacurehvac325 S. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 By Marcia Anne SandersBeacon Staff Writer In the Depression-era 1930s, millions were unemployed and had nowhere to go. In May of 1933, Niceville became the home to an effort known as the Civilian Conservation Corps to help men get back to work. Now the Niceville Chamber of Commerce is accepting funds to commemorate the CCC with a statue at Edge Elementary. "The camp has now been documented and an ad hoc committee is working to recognize the contributions of the CCC to Niceville, Okaloosa County, Eglin Air Force Base and the State of Florida by placing a CCC Worker Statue and site marker on the grounds of Edge Elementary (originally Niceville High School) where the camp was first located," according to Elisa Mitchiner, creator of the Niceville Online History Center, Niceville resident Esmond Griner, 95, was one of the men who signed up to be a part of the CCC back in 1938 He spent the first six months in California with the CCC. Having grown up near Mossy Head, he moved to the camp in Niceville the next year when he was 19. Under Franklin D. Roosevelt, Congress created the Civilian Conservation Corps for unemployed, unmarried and healthy males between the ages of 17 and 25. Griner said, "His (Roosevelt's) idea was to get these boys off these streets of these big cities which didn't work but us country boys ate it up." A permanent camp was later built across the street from the high school next to Jackson Ranger Station. The men lived onsite in barracks and received $30 a month for their work in the Choctawhatchee National Forest, $25 of which went home to their families. They built Forest Service towers, made fire lanes, made improvements to parks, cut down oaks and built roads and bridges. Griner, who ended up driving trucks and working in the auto shop for the CCC said, "They did teach us a lot of things." He added that the CCC helped the area's economy greatly. "The CCC made a big difference in this area. There was not much going on in this area." Mayor Randall Wise is part of the committee to bring the statue to Edge. He said that the statue is needed. "It's part of our history. The CCC worked on what was Choctawhatchee National Forest which is now Eglin Reservation. They built a lot of parks and maintained a lot of roads. It gave the young men a job." The Niceville Chamber of Commerce is supporting the committee's fundraising by taking donations toward the cost of the $22,600 statue. Donations can be sent to the Chamber with a notation in the memo section that it is a CCC Fund Donation. Esmond Griner, who drove trucks and worked in the auto shop for the Civilian Conservation Corps, holds a photo of himself from his CCC days. Statue sought for Edge memorial to CCCBeacon photo by Marcia Anne Sanders Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko SmithRock and soul book signingDaryl Brown, the son of James Brown, was at Bayou Book Co., Niceville, Sept. 3, signing copies of his new book, "My Father the Godfather." Brown told anecdotes about his famous father, often called "The Godfather of Soul," played his guitar and sang. "I enjoyed being here," said Brown. Cardboard boat race in BWBSixteen cardboard boats raced Sept. 21 at Bluewater Bay Marina for the 7th annual Bluewater Bay Marina Complex and LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar Cardboard Boat Race. Pictured far right, Sophia Edwards and Bailey Tate won first place in the Junior Division with their boat, "Hula Palooza." Brianna Steele, pictured in her boat "Steele Gator," won second place. See more winners on B-2. Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks)Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18Make an appointment with my Mommy, Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. for a full comprehensive eye exam today! eye sight for granted! 678-0099 678-6211 Dont take your IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 (850) 678-8876 check out ourFUNKY FRAMES 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. 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Cardboard boat race winnersThe 7th annual cardboard boat race at Bluewater Bay Marina was Sept. 21. Sixteen boats entered the race. Page B-2 Wednesday, October 1, 2014 THEBAYBEACON Parker Lee and Jackson Lee won the "Titanic" award. Tom Ballasch won first place in the adult division. Ann Gwinnup won second place in the adult division. Lilie Floyd won Best Design. Annual book sale raises over $3KThe Friends of the Library raised nearly $3,500 at their annual used book sale Sept. 20. Money raised goes directly to the Niceville Public Library. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith POINTING THE WAY TO JESUSwww.iacdestin.org 250 Indian Ba you 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 12Youth 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! 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 6:00pmRocky Bayou Christian School's Homecoming CourtRocky Bayou Christian School will present their Homecoming Court Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. Pictured from bottom left, Freshmen Kaylee Orr and Lauren Householder; Sophomores Caitlin Fidler and Alexis Kirkpatrick; Juniors Suzanna Sober and Samantha Holcomb; and Seniors Madeline McIntosh, Laura Hudson and Jessica Vermillion. From top row left, Freshmen Gabe Seabrook and Jeffrey Sober; Sophomores Ethan Parks and Mark Makarov; Juniors Dylan Paskell and Morgan Barber; and Seniors Trever Knie, Clayton Jago and Will Makarov.Gamma Epsilon Master Chapter celebrates Founder's DayThe Gamma Epsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, pictured center, celebrated the 85th annual Founder's Day recently at Compass Rose, Niceville. Pictured at left, is Linda Machilowski, left, chosen as "Girl of the Year," with the former "Girl of the Year" Mattie Williams. Right, Mary MacDonald received her Exemplar degree. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) 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, selfstarting 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. 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. Hair stylists wanted. Affordable booth rent. (850) 736-7061. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! Visit our website at www.bankccb.com! CCB is An Equal Opportunity Employer. 1920 sq.ft. tri-level, 2 bd, 2ba home on large corner lot with 2 car carport. Plenty of extras. If interested, text and leave your call back number at 850686-1493. Help Wanted Homes for Rent Homes for Sale Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Homes for Sale Homes for Sale CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! See news happening? Call the Bay Beacon at 850-678-1080. Let the community know your business. Advertise inAt Your Service The Bay Beacon, the Eglin Flyer and the Hurlburt Patriot678-1080 GET RESULTS! Call 678-1080 to place your ad today. The Beacon Newspapers Looking for a home?Check the classified ads every Wednesday. The Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 678-1080 Looking For a Job? Be Sure to Check the Classified Ads Every Wednesday. Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.Will be hosting the Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course withOctober 16th 19th For more information call us at (850) 678-5178 or go to www.KieferSeminarsFL.com Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. 1821 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578 www.CarriageHills.com REALTOR@CarriageHills.com Faneuil, Inc. is contracted by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise to staff Midbay and Garcon toll plazas. We are seeking Toll Attendant and Toll Supervisor applicants. We offer a competitive starting wage and an opportunity for career advancement.You must be driven to excellent customer service, adept at cash handling, and able to pass a background check. Call (813) 626 4168 or pick up an application at Midbay Bridge Toll Plaza.Toll Attendants Needed Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso.

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Open mic poetry night Join fellow poets Oct. 1 for "Say the Word," an open mic poetry reading at the French Quarter Bar & Grill, 714 Howell Rd., Niceville, at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to take the mic. Each performer should plan to share about 2-3 pieces. Rebuplicans to meet The Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee invites the public to a grassroots meet and greet with Floridas Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 4-5 p.m. at the headquarters, 124 Eglin Parkway SE with parking behind the building on Tupelo Avenue. Come and meet the man who watches Florida taxpayer dollars. Get educated about the candidates and amendments on the November 4 election ballot. Get involved and volunteer to help with Novembers election. RSVP to Peret@JeffAtwater.com. Elvis is back Chris MacDonald is back with his popular tribute "Memories of Elvis in Concert" in the Mainstage Theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $35 each. Call the Box Office for tickets at 729-6000 or visit online at MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. Birders to meet The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet Oct. 2, the first Thursday of the month, in Room 130 of the NWFSC Student Services Center at 6:30 p.m. The program starts at 7 p.m. following conservation topics at 6:45 p.m. "The Bird Life of New Zealand" will be presented by master birder Lenny Fennimore, a Cornell-trained, globe-trotting ornithologist who will share slides and stories from his recent birding trip down under. The meeting is open to the public. Contact Gary Parsons at parsonskg@cox.net or 699-0977 for more information. Ministry fundraiser Good News Jail and Prison Ministry is having a fund raising event at Shoal River Sporting Clays and Shooting Center on Saturday, Oct. 4. Proceeds directly support the Chaplain in the Okaloosa County Jail and many programs that bring the Good News to county inmates and jail correction officers. Entry fee is $75 includes 100 clays (12 or 20 gauge) from their 12 station Sporting Clays course and a Bar-B-Q lunch. Bring your own gun. Shells available for purchase on site. Lunch only for friends and family members is $10 per plate. Recognition for top shooters in Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice class shooters. The field is limited to the first 72 shooters. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. To register call Micah Mallory at 582-4194 or Chuck Turk at 4968268. Zumbathon Gloria Overfield will be hosting a Party in Pink Zumbathon at the Niceville High School gym on Oct. 4 from 1-3 p.m. Doors will open at noon. Money raised will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. There will also be raffle tickets available for $1 each or six for $5. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of the event at the NHS gym or by contacting Gloria Overfield at 729-7579 for more information. Biophilia program The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center will host Florida Heritage Day on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will be focused on traditional skills such as blacksmithing, flint knapping, candle dipping, pioneer games and more. General admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Children two and under free. Please visit eowilsoncenter.org to learn more about this non-profit educational center or call 835-1824. Rosary For Life Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville, invites everyone to their annual Holy Hour and Rosary for Life on Sunday, Oct.5 from 2-3 p.m. in the main church. Animal blessings Father Greg Hein, rector at St. Judes Episcopal Church, 200 North Partin Drive, Nicevillle, will be blessing pets at the annual Blessing of the Animals Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. on the front lawn at St. Judes. All pets are welcome. Dogs should be on a leash. In conjunction with the Blessing of the Animals, the youth group at St. Judes will be collecting pet supplies which will be donated to a local animal shelter. Those donations can be brought to the service. Huckabee to speak The 2014-2015 national touring season at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center presents a special event Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee in the mainstage theater as a Distinguished Guest Speaker. Northwest Florida State College's Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert in the mainstage theater as part of the event. Ticket options include eventonly tickets for $15 each or VIP tickets for $65 each which include VIP priority seating at the event plus a reception, catered by Dockside Caf, with Mike Huckabee prior to the event at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available now from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at 729-6000 or toll free 1888-838-ARTS (2787) or online at MattieKellyArtsCenter.org Special sponsorship packages are available. Contact the NWFSC Foundation for Huckabee sponsorship information at 729-5357. Democrats to meet A special meeting of the Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will take place on Monday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters, 215 Mountain Drive, Suite 105, Destin. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and make decisions about fundraising activities to support candidates running for election in November. All democrats are welcome to come and present their ideas. Mac Users to meet The October meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services Building, Room 130. The topic for the meeting will be "iOS 8 Major Feature Upgrade and Major Step in Apple Ecosystem Integration" presented by Eddie Branch.Attendees are encouraged to bring their Mac devices. For more information, visit FWBMug.com or contact Jean Dutton at 862-3327 or jeancdutton@mac.com. Linux Users to meet The Northwest Florida Linux User Group (NWFLUG) will next meet on Monday, Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m. in Room 400 of the Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 Partin Drive South, Niceville. More information can be found on the group's web site at nwflug.org. All interested persons are invited to bring laptops and attend. Please RSVP via email to tom.browder@gmail.com. Read to Baci Baci, a Bichon Frise therapy dog, loves to hear a good book. Children 7 or older are invited to read a story to Baci in the Youth Services program room Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m. This is a first come, first served program. Bring a book or choose from the library collection. Alzheimer s support group A support group for those af fected by Alzheimers will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct.8at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and limited respite care is available, reserve in advance by calling 866478-7790. 2014 12 3 456791011 1213 14 16 17 1819 20 21 8 15 E-mail calendar items to info@baybeacon.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday.CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Corn Hole tourney SaturdayA nighttime Corn Hole Tournament will be Saturday, Oct. 4 at Twin Oaks Horseshoe Pits at the corner of Hwy. 85 N. and College Blvd., Niceville. All ages and skill levels welcome to compete for cash prizes with two divisions, Masters and Beginners. Sign-ups and warm-ups are from 4-4:45 p.m., with the tournament beginning at 5 p.m. Register early online at heritage-museum.org for $25 per team or $15 for individuals, add $5 after Oct. 2. Participants and spectators will enjoy raffles, including a special raffle for a brand new set of corn hole boards, 50/50, and food for sale. All proceeds benefit the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Hummingbird bander speaks in NicevilleFred Bassett, a certified master bird bander, spoke at the Niceville Community Center Sept. 23 on his experiences banding over 25,000 hummingbirds at more than 1,000 locations in the U.S. His research has been published in national publications.Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith Representatives join in STEMM golf scrambleParent Teacher Organization of the Okaloosa STEMM Academy hosted Tee Up 4 STEMM, a benefit golf scramble, Sept. 13 at the Shalimar Pointe Golf Club. Representative Matt Gaetz and Representative Brad Drake joined the excited students. Pictured from left, Arianna Wittic, Rosemarie Morris, Ronin Kiel, Principal Wanda Avery, Isabel Burley, Representative Matt Gaetz, Paola Rosario, Representative Brad Drake, Delaney Hughes, Cameron Benoit, Cole Pearson, Alia Skotka, Andrew Stewart, Trent Sheehan, Jordan Stutler, Veronica Cross, Mathew Schlater and Ben Sherwin in front. THE BEACONSAT YOUR SERVICE COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. 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Page B-4 Wednesday, October 1, 2014 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS Ruckel rolls over MeigsRuckel Middle School beat Meigs Middle School in a football game Sept. 24 with a score of 48-28. Pictured, Kevin Quinn fights off two Meigs defenders to score Ruckel's second touchdown of the game. At far left, Erica Scarborough cheers on the Rams football team.Rocky loses to North Bay Rocky Bayou Christian School lost to North Bay Haven Charter Academy in a volleyball match Sept. 23. Pictured, Allison Sambenedetto serves the ball. Rocky lost all three sets with scores of 13-25, 18-25 and 7-25. Benefit golf tourney Oct. 5The Emerald Coast Junior Four-Ball Championships were held Sept. 14 at the Indian Bayou Golf Club, Destin. Stephen Shephard and Parker Jones, Jackson Weatherall and Chandler Holloway and Jase Walker and Andrew Register all won their respective divisions. The next event will be Pink Out Oct. 5 at Marcus Pointe Golf Club, Pensacola. Entry Fee is $60 for 18-holes and $39 for 9-hole divisions with $5 from each entry, along with any other donations, going to the American Cancer Society. Open to members and nonmembers. For more information and to register go to ecjrgolftour.com by Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. Late entries may be accepted on an availability basis for an extra $10 late fee. SEARCHINGFOR A BETTER RATE? Certificate of Deposit1.10%12 Month TermAPY**Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective October 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014. Minimum deposit of $500 is required. There is a penalty for early withdrawal. CCB reserves the right to rescind this offer at any time without notice.NICEVILLE (850) 279-3886 CRESTVIEW (850) 682-0484Beacon photos by Dave Shelikoff Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Beacon photos by Dave ShelikoffEagles JV beat PaceNiceville High School junior varsity Eagles beat Pace High School in a football game Sept. 25 with a score of 21-14 in their final home game of the season. Pictured, the offensive line opens a wide hole for Judd Barth to gain 10 yards, setting up the second touchdown. Rain causes match delaysNick Koulisis, Niceville, competed in the boys 12u division at the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center Junior Level 6 tennis tournament Sept. 27. Sunday's weather caused a few of the matches to be delayed. Nick played his rain delayed semifinal consolation match Sept. 30. Beacon photo by Angela Yuriko Smith