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The Bay beacon

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Title:
The Bay beacon
Portion of title:
Beacon
Place of Publication:
Niceville, FL
Publisher:
Bayou Enterprises Inc., Stephen W. Kent- Publisher
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2010
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Weekly
regular
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
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United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Bluewater Bay
United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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30.516111 x -86.471667 ( Place of Publication )

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

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Copyright Bay Beacon. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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30766158 ( OCLC )
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1097-6469 ( ISSN )

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T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 Police Blotter, page A-3 Julie and Tom Hamilton with their children, from left: Cora, Vivian, Claire and Lucy.Courtesy photo By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Some residents of unincorporated parts of the Niceville area are seeing changes in the day their recycables are picked up by Waste Management, the garbage-collection contractor. For some, garbage and recyclables will be picked up on the same day. Others, who formerly had both garbage and recyclables pickup on the same day, will now see them picked up on separate days. Representatives of Waste Management told the Okaloosa County Commission last week that to improve the efficiency of trash and recyclable pickups, about 2,881 residents of unincorporated county areas in the parts of Rocky Bayou, Bluewater Bay, and Seminole will see changes to their collection schedules, such that waste and recyclables will be picked up on the same day. The company also said, however, that 791 residents, mostly in the East Niceville area, will lose same-day collection, and will see their trash and recyclables picked up on different days. This will be because streets in front of homes in some areas are not always spacious enough to allow for same-day pickup of both trash and recycling bins, according to the garbage company. Written notices of the changes were sent to residents in each affected area.By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Although motherhood is among the most common of human experiences, it is also a special and unique experience, bringing particular joys and particular challenges for each mother, each father, and each child. Such is the case for Niceville mom Julie Hamilton, her husband, Tom, and their four daughters. Julie has faced the challenges of raising her children in a foreign country, as well as raising a child with special needs. Julie and Tom were born and raised in the Niceville-Valparaiso area, where they grew up and were friends during childhood, but never really dated before leaving for college. Julie attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, and Tom attended college in Cedarville, Ohio. Over 50 teams have been playing Niceville-Valparaiso Little League baseball and softball over the past two months. The Challenger Baseball District 1 of Florida just concluded its season, while other Little League action continues for another two weeks in playoff ac tion.Beacon photos by Paula MimsA moms faith helps meet challengesGarbage collector reshuffles recycling By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Okaloosa County has extended its lease with the Air Force for the land on which the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is situated. The county has also hired two more employees to help monitor operations in the fast-growing airline terminal. County Airports Director Tracy Stage said the hiring of two new Airport Operations Center workers will help keep up with the added activity at the airports, especially the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, which handles scheduled passenger traffic. That traffic topped 1.1 million passengers last year for the first time. The airport, Stage said, provided direct flights to only five cities two years ago, but now offers direct service to as many as 27 cities during the height of the summer tourist season, as airlines have added direct flights to and from the Emerald Coast. Allegiant Air, which began serving the DestinFort Walton Beach airport in 2016, has now placed its base of operations there, bringing its pilots, support and maintenance workers, and their families to the area and generating other jobs in Okaloosa County as a result. The 60-year-old airport is also served by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines, all of which are adding, or have added, flights. A recent expansion and improvement of the Airport Operations Center cost about $1.8 million, but the additional air service is expected to bring about $419 million in new economic activity to the county. The Destin-Fort Walton airport, Stage said, is now the second fastest growing airport in the country. Some other recent improvements are more aesthetic, Stage said. For example, new carpeting has Little League wrapping up season Northwest Florida State College held its 53rd annual commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Niceville campus. The college, which posted 1,861 graduates this year, awarded bachelor s degrees, associate degrees, vocational certificates and GED degrees in two ceremonies. Graduates were addressed by Mark Wilson, chief executive of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and Jimmy Patronis, Florida Chief Financial Officer.NWF State College photo Please see MOM, page A-3 Please see AIRPORT, page A-3 County airport extends lease, adds workers to meet growth50Wednesday, May 9, 2018 8 Pages, 1 Section, 4 Inserts The Airport Operations Center at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is the hub of command and control of ground operations at all three county airports, including security, passenger processing and baggage handling.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith College graduates 1,861

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Some 275 people gathered outside Niceville City Hall Thursday to observe the 67th annual National Day of Prayer, when Americans countrywide gather to pray for the nation. This year's national theme was "unity." The National Day of Prayer was instituted by Congress in 1952. The local gathering, addressed by six pastors, was sponsored by the Twin Cities Ministerial Association. Among those attending (inset) were Pat Peterson, Kathy Baham, Leroy Thornal and Joyce Thornal. "We are praying for unity in our countryhealing of the divisiveness," said Peterson. Beacon photos by Chrissie Kirila The Bay Beacon Page A-2 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith To be an honest person. Jay Bigsby, 46, Choctaw Beach, air-conditioning technician She taught me to read at a very young age, and to love reading and literature. Heather Matthies, 37, Bluewater Bay, nurse practitionerWhat is an important thing your mother taught you?Location: Bluewater Bay shopping center The worst thing is never the last thing. Things will always get better. Owen Rahn, 15, Niceville, Niceville High School student To always tell the truth. Dana Lute, 58, Basin Bayou, aluminum engineering To always see the other persons side. Annie Anderson, 65, Niceville, baker To have faith in God, and to always lean on Him. Carol Thomas, 66, Bluewater Bay, real estate broker National Day of Prayer

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ArrestsOn April 17 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested a 17year-old girl on a charge of criminal mischief, with damage to property between $200 and $1,000. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on Jan 21, in which the girl had engraved an X on someones car. * On April 21 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested William Charles Crandall, 50, of 3957 Hickory St., Niceville, on a charge of felony probation violation. * On April 22 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Courtnie Elaine Skocelas, 24, of 1685 Sycamore Ave., Niceville, on a charge of felony probation violation. * On April 22 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Tate Cody Smith, 33, of 209 Olde Post Rd., Niceville, on charges of armed burglary to a dwelling, structure, or conveyance, larceny of between $300 and $20,000, and felony probation violation. * On April 23 Michael Ray Arns, 29, of 20 Hal St., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on an out of county arrest warrant. He was released on bond on May 2. * On April 23 Niceville police arrested Ross Garrett Cheney, 30, of 1035 Everglade Dr., Niceville, on a charge of driving while license suspended, 3rd or subsequent offense. * On April 24 Niceville police arrested Taylor Winn Fraser, 29, of 429 Edge Ave., Niceville, on charges of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted Florida felon, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On April 25 Anthony D. Porter, 45, of 62 Crestview St., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on an out of county arrest warrant. He was released on bond on April 30. * On April 26 Christian J. Rivas, 26, of 510 Hickory Ln., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on charges of misdemeanor failure to appear, and misdemeanor violation of probation. * On April 26 Niceville police arrested Joshua David Vecchiarelli, 25, of 201 College Blvd., #21, Niceville, on a charge of violating an injunction. * On April 26 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Michelle Elliene Baker, 46, of 724 Government St., Niceville, on a charge of felony probation violation. * On April 26 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Elizabeth Renee Ruger, 37, of 1539 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville, on a charge of failure to appear for a misdemeanor offense. * On April 27 Randolph Allen Kenly Junior, 42, of 222 Owen St., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge of felony violation of probation. * On April 27 Valparaiso police arrested Kurt Wade Barrentine, 30, on charges of possessing a harmful new legend drug without a prescription (Viagra), possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted Florida felon, resisting or obstructing an officer without violence, and possessing a concealed handcuff key while in custody. * On April 28 Niceville police arrested Richard Scott Chancey, 52, of 211 Edrehi Dr., Niceville, on charges of resisting or obstructing an officer without violence, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, drug equipment possession and/or use, and destroying, tampering with, or fabricating physical evidence. Also arrested was a 16-yearold Niceville girl, on a charge of marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. * On April 28 Niceville police arrested Matthew Aaron Warner, 38, of 111 Harding, Niceville, on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On April 28 Valparaiso police arrested Randy Burch Carr, 35, of 1676 Sycamore Ave., Niceville, on charges of DUI alcohol or drugs, failure to register a motor vehicle, and failure to have motor vehicle liability insurance. 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. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 9, 2018 Page A-3 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate After graduation, Tom and Julie each pursued similar careers, working for nongovernmental organizations in Third World countries, promoting community and economic development. Tom had worked in West Africa, while Julie had worked in Belize. When they met again during visits back to the U.S., they discovered each others mutual interests and activities, and began dating. They were married in 2010, and soon found themselves working together in a community development program in Southeast Asia, where they managed an agricultural center that raised goats and catfish, which could be provided to local families, along with training in how to raise and care for such creatures themselves, thus producing a food source as well as a source of family income. While working overseas, the Hamiltons had their first three daughtersLucy, born in 2012, Cora, in 2014, and Claire, in 2016. In 2017, they learned that Julie was pregnant with their fourth daughter, Vivian, but received a shock during Julies 19th week of pregnancy, when the baby was diagnosed with a combination of Dandy Walker syndrome and hydrocephalusconditions that can cause a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid inside the skull, and damage to a childs developing brain. It became apparent that Vivian would require more sophisticated medical care than what was available in the country where the Hamiltons were working. They returned to Niceville for about two months, before moving to Nashville, where Vivian receives care at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which has special capabilities for maternal and fetal care, including pediatric neurosurgery, a neonatal intensive care unit, and other special facilities and expertise. Vivian was born Feb. 16 of this year. On April 10 she had the first of what may be several surgeries to reroute the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to prevent it from building up in her skull. Today, said Julie, Vivian appears to be responding well to the surgery, and has already begun some developmental therapy. In cases like Vivians, said Julie, Outcomes can vary greatly, but early intervention is very important. Thanks to such an early intervention, said Julie, it is possible that Vivian will grow up to have a nearly normal life, but that only time will tell. Meanwhile, Julie said, Vivians three big sisters, who were informed before Vivians birth that she would likely have special needs, have been doting on her, playing and talking with her and helping their mom to care for her as best they can. Meanwhile, Tom and Julie have been granted an extended sabbatical by the organization that employs them, and they are hopeful that once Vivians condition is stabilized, they may eventually be able to return to working overseas. While Vivians prognosis currently appears favorable, dealing with her situation while having to relocate has been far from easy. We had to leave nearly all of our possessions in Southeast Asia when we returned to the U.S., said Julie. Now, in addition to caring for Vivian and homeschooling our other three girls, we are adapting to life in Nashville, and making do with borrowed things, such as furniture and other household items. We have nothing like a normal day-to-day routine. A key source of help and support, said Julie, has been from their friends and family in Niceville, especially members of Nicevilles Rocky Bayou Baptist Church, where Toms brother is senior pastor. Julie said the familys own faith in God has also been a key element in weathering the current storm. We trust in Gods sovereignty, said Julie, and we know that he has a purpose for every life that he creates. We have learned to savor each day rather than relying on long-term planning, and to trust and rest in our Fathers goodness. Weve also met with other families in similar situations, and learned to provide mutual support for each other. Asked what advice she would offer to families in similar circumstances, Julie said, Dont be afraid to talk, or to ask for help. Also, be willing to be a listening ear for others. Asked what other people can do to help their friends and neighbors who may be caring for a special-needs family member or facing a similar difficulty, Julie replied, Give us a break. Offer to bring over a meal, or to babysit from time to time to give caregivers time of their own. Also, be willing to spend time with special needs families and to let them talk, or not talk, about their situation as they see fit. MOMFrom page A-1 been installed throughout the passenger terminal. In keeping with welcoming the growing number of tourists to the county, he said, the new carpeting is in the colors of sand, green vegetation, and blue sun and sky. In keeping with preservation of the natural environment, he added, the carpet is made of monofilament fishing line, which had been removed from the Gulf of Mexico and recycled to prevent entanglement of fish, birds, turtles, and other marine life. Stage said the countys new lease with the Air Force for the land on which the airport terminal is situated ensures continued operation of the facility for the foreseeable future in light of current and expected future growth of air passenger service. In an interview with the Beacon, Stage was asked what has changed between the new lease agreement and the previous one. The lease has been amended and extended to year 2063, and the annual compounding 3 percent escalator has been changed to a peg to the inflation rate, Stage said. The previous lease was scheduled to expire in 2038, he said, while the new lease, extending an additional 30 years, provides the stability needed for long-term planning and expected continued growth of passenger operations at the airport, which shares runways, air traffic control, and other facilities and services with Eglin Air Force Base. The county airports department also manages the Destin Airport, which serves mostly general aviation, and the Bob Sikes Airport near Crestview, which serves the airport needs of local aerospace companies, including contractors with the Air Force. Asked why the lease was renegotiated now, Stage said, In order for the Airport to obtain future grant funding, the county would need a minimum of 20 years of (future) vested interest in the property. The rent under the old lease, he said, would have been $427,365 for 2018, had the county not amended the agreement. The new lease extends airport operation at least until 2063, and the annual rent under the new lease is $433,775 for the 12 months that began April 1. Lease payments, Stage said, are paid from airport funds which are revenues derived from airport users and concession fees, parking, etc. No ad valorem tax dollars or county general fund dollars are used in support of the airports or the airports operations. The airport has sufficient revenue for the payments, Stage said. Our business has increased across the board with a 30 percent increase in airport passenger traffic, which equates to added revenue. AIRPORTFrom page A-1 Tracy Stage Julie Hamilton 850-678-1593www.bayoubookcompany.comOak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville Open: Mon.-Sat. 9-6 Since 1986 This Sunday, give Mom what she wants for Mother's Day: A gift certificate to Bayou Book Co. Hallmark! The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is the second-fastest growing in the U.S., according to its boss. Beacon photo

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Niceville wins district titleNiceville baseball won its first district title since 2014 last Thursday when they defeated the Navarre Raiders 6-2. Bottom left: The Niceville Fire Department helped the Eagles celebrate their district championship. Bottom right: The stands were packed with fans eager to see the Eagles get their 24th win of the season. Beacon photos by Paula Mims NHS advances to regional semifinalsThe Niceville Lady Eagles softball team run ruled the Pace Patriots 10-0 last Wednesday to advance to the regional semifinals. Ranked third in the state for 7A softball. The Niceville Fire Department gave the softball team a brief victory shower after their regional quarterfinal win against Pace. Bottom left: The Niceville Fire Department joined the Eagle fans around the outfield fence to watch the softball game. Bottom right: Blake Eslinger is greeted by her teammates after hitting a home run. Beacon photos by Paula Mims THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 9, 2018 Page A-5 Celebrating Celebrating Mothers Day A Healthy TouchTher apeutic Mass ageMM16349 (850) 678-0661Palm Plaza Shopping Center1005 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Ha pp y Mother s Dayfrom Expires: 5/31/1815% OffStorewide More Sports on, A-8.

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Art Exhibit The Niceville Library will showcase the work of Carol Pinnel during the month of May. Carol works mainly in watercolor but will also display some of her colored pencil drawings. Carol has designed graphic art for Fairfax County, VA schools. She was art editor for a military spouses publication and has designed scenery for an amateur theater production. After returning to this area with the beauty of the Emerald Coast at her fingertips, her passion for painting was rekindled. She is a member of The Arts and Design Society in Ft. Walton Beach where she has exhibited her work and had some of her paintings featured in the ADSO calendar. Her designs have twice graced the cover of the Emerald Coasts Lifes A Beach magazine. She is pleased to share her artwork with the community. Kindergarten Orientation We will be having a special orientation for all pre-registered kindergarten children and their parents on Thursday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Parents of new kindergarten students will meet in our Multipurpose Room. This program will introduce you to our school family. At the time parents are meeting, Edge students will give our new Edge Tigers a tour of the school. Hair Raising History Join us for Hair Raising History a free lecture at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Friday, May 11, 12 p.m. Hair Raising History is an exhibit at the museum produced and displayed by Cat Nolan, featuring artifacts and information about the crazy ways women used to blow-dry and curl their hair. She will talk about vintage items in the exhibit and share information about the evolution of beauty. Bring a sandwich and join us for History Sandwiched-In, an informal lunchtime education program at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Friday, May 11 at 12:00 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please call to reserve a seat. 850-678-2615. Crawfish Boil & Meet n Greet Twin Cities Elks Lodge will be holding 2 events the weekend of May 11 and 12. We are trying to introduce people to our lodge and the charities that we help support and show people what a fun group we can be and what we represent. May 11th we in are inviting people to come see our lodge and meet our members and have supper with us. Social 5:306:30. Please call and let us know you are coming. 850 461-0952. May 12, 12 to 3 p.m. will be a Crawfish Boil at the lodge. Eat in or take out with a raffle. $12 donation at 224 Seminole Ave in Valparaiso. Tickets are available at the lodge For more information on this activity or joining the Twin Cities Elks Lodge call the lodge Tues-Fri 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 850 729-3557. Elks Share and Elks Care. Victorian tea Men, women, and children are invited to create lasting memories and experience a Mother's Day Victorian Tea at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, May 12, 2 o'clock teatime. Relax and enjoy light refreshments as you are guided through etiquette and customs of taking tea in Victorian England. The Mother's Day Victorian Tea is a distinctive and festive program chockfull of charm and culture. The cost is $20 per person or $16 for Museum Members. Reservations are required. Call 850-678-2615. Billy Bowlegs Poker Run Legendary Marine presents the 2018 Billy Bowlegs Poker Run benefiting Emerald Coast Autism Center and the William Augustus Bowles Museum and Historical Foundation on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Poker Party 2 p.m.-5 p.m. There will be stops along the Emerald Coast from the bayous to the harbor with a final stop at LuLu's. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/billybowlegs-pirate-poker-run-2018-tickets-44775174753?aff=eac2. Stamp Out Hunger The National Letter Carriers food drive Stamp Out Hunger will be taking place Saturday, May 12. Support local food pantries by leaving a bag or box of non-perishable food items by your mailbox for your carrier. Embroiderers' Guild The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America celebrates various forms of hand embroidery. The May luncheon and stitch-in is May 12, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The meetings are held in the Religious Education building, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd, Niceville. Visitors are welcome. Call 496-3466 with any questions. Woodturning Guild Emerald Coast Woodturning Guild meets the second Saturday of each month. Our next meeting is on May 12 and we will be meeting and demonstrating at Artquest in Sandestin. Stop by and see us if you are interested in using or learning about wood lathes. Contact Earnest Nettles at 850 585-6064 or Jim Reese at 850 499-9173 for additional information. Our June meeting will be back in Freeport. Can You Dig It? Home School Friday at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida for students and their families will be Can You Dig It? on May 18, 12:30 p.m. Students will uncover the past and engage their critical thinking skills in a hands-on simulated archaeology dig. Working with a real archaeologist, students will learn the basic principles and techniques of archaeology. The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida offers school tours that meet the Florida standards for education grades K-6. For more information about a fun and engaging experience that children will remember for a lifetime, call 850-678-2615 to register for Can You Dig It? Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins please. For more information, visit www.heritagemuseum.org. 2018 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday.CALENDAR Page A-6 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 THEBAYBEACON Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.Your Hometown REALTOR For 35 YearsLet us help you with your Real Estate needs. 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You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida drivers license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Driver needed for small local taxi service. Must be 25 or older and have a clean driving record. Contact John 259-6990 Drive Mobility Scooter Spitfire EX, 4wheeler and Pride Mobility Scooter GoGo Traveler Plus, 3-wheeler. Both are 1 year old. $750.each. Call 850-678-1169 House cleaning services in Crestview and Niceville areas. Background check and references. Call Cathy at 850-830-5377. Garage Sale. 1811 Rattan Palm, Niceville. Friday & Saturday, May 11&12, 7am until 3pm. Niceville, Dana Pointe community yard sale. Multi-family, Saturday, May 12, 8am-1pm. Help Wanted Items for Sale Services Yard Sales CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! Services Services Services Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Advertise inAT YOUR SERVICE LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW YOUR BUSINESSThe Bay Beacon (850) 678-1080 The more you tell, the more you sell! Call the Beacon at 678-1080 to place your ad today! PRESSURE CLEANING & TREE TRIMMING 5% DISCOUNTfor Military, Senior, & First RespondersRESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES CONCRETE TREE TRIMMING LAWN CARE RELIABLE SERVICEAll Pro PowerwashingAmazing Results, Every Time(850) 699-4500 app1@ymail.comFREE ESTIMATES Tree trimming Lawn care Low-pressure roof cleaning Low-pressure house cleaning Best service around Lic & Ins. NicevillePACK & SHIP Need a mailbox? Greeting Cards Gifts for Mom PALM PLAZA SHOPPING CENTERMon.-Fri. 8:30-6, Sat. 8:30-3 850-279-3162 www.nicevilleship.com nicevilleship@yahoo.com 1049 John Sims Pkwy. E., Ste. 2

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Tonya Nascimento, PhD, of Niceville, earned the Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award from the University of West Florida for the 20172018 school year. Nascimento teaches psychology courses for UWF in the Usha Kundu College of Health. She has been a faculty member there since 2011. * Christopher Lightfoot of Niceville was inducted into The University of Alabama's Blue Key Honor Society during the Tapping on the Mound ceremony recently during Honors Week. Blue Key Honor Society is a premier honor society that recognizes college students for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. * Noah Goss attended a Football Kicking Camp at Celebration High School in Orlando during spring break and won their end of the camp Punting Competition for his age group with a 37-yard Punt. The camp was held by Kicking World Camp out of Austin, Texas. It was an intense training camp for Kickers and Punters around Florida and was a valuable asset in teaching the students how to reach their best potential in the Football kicking world. The camp included detailed kicking instruction, one on one training and a competition at the end of the camp. Noah currently attends Ruckel Middle School in Niceville and plans on attending additional camps in the future. He is the son of Jay and Teresa Goss of Niceville. * Troop 157 Boy Scout, Christopher Loffler recently built two baseball diamond shelters as part of his Eagle Scout project at The Laurie Barnicoat Memorial Rotary Centennial Park in Niceville. * South Carolina Campus Compact (SCCC) recognized Donald Brechtel of Niceville for his commitment to service learning and civic engagement. Brechtel was recognized as honoree of the South Carolina Student Organization Achievement Award for volunteer work as part of Tango Company. Tango Company is on track to break the school record for documented service hours in one academic year. Their thousands of hours of work, which includes mentoring younger students and assisting disaster victims, demonstrates their commitment to community service and service learning endeavors on campus and within the community. Beacon ExpressOUR TOWNWednesday, May 9, 2018 Page A-7 Law Office ofSAMUEL M. PEEKThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Probate Wills Trusts Estate Planning Powers of Attorney Medical Directives 678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578 OUR GUARANTEEDeciding to purchase hearing devices can take years. Once you finally do, you want to be satisfied. That is why we will Bend Over Backwards! to see that you are satisfied. That promise, plus our selection, prices and great service sets us apart. Pay us a visit and youll see the difference. Call today for a FREE Hearing Profile HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICES EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE COUPONSCome by and see the differencehear KAITLYNLOCKEHAS 4400 Hwy. 20 E., Ste. 211, Bluewater Bay (850) 279-4545 Expires: 5/31/18 Expires: 5/31/18 batteries$3 per packLimit 4by Varta NERA2$2,00000All Models & SizesReg. $2,30000 Whos NewsE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com Whos News Tonya Nascimento Noah Goss Christopher Loffler A project to enable peace in the community through the communication tools of Theory of Constraints (TOC). TOC tools enable people to: Resolve Conflict, Prevent Conflicts, Think Through Consequences of Actions, and Set and Achiever Goals. TOC for Education was established in 1995. To date, over 250,000 practitioners from 22 countries have impacted 8 million children. Pictured (L to R): Mid-Bay Rotarian Jess Parnell, Mid-Bay Rotarian and Pathways to Peace Project Director Kathy Suerken, and Mid-Bay Rotary President Steve Gardner. Mid-Bay Rotary donates to Pathways to Peace Team Okaloosa competed at the Commissioner s Academic Challenge (State Academic Team Tournament) at Walt Disney World. They finished as State Runner-Up for Division 2, which was a huge accomplishment for the team. Coaches: Carol Bernich, Dr. Mike Mosley, Julie Mosley. Students: Riley Beaulie, Alexsander Jones, Mason Newman, Elijah Suh, Ryan Erickson, Joshua Mills, Liam Ordner, Caroline Seeling, Collin McGovern.Academic Team Okaloosa State runner-up

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Rocky reaches regional finalThe Rocky Bayou softball team showed why they are the number one ranked 3A team in Florida, with a 16-1 four-inning rout over University Christian (Jacksonville) last Thursday. The team gathered together after celebrating their 19th victory of the season. A big crowd came out to cheer Rocky on.Beacon photos by Paula Mims Page A-8 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN Summit II in Hair loves its customers. Over the past 41 years, we have developed a loyal clientele. You are important to us and have become part of the family. Serving you is always a pleasure. At the same time, we look forward to developing relationships with new clients and are always excited when someone new stops by our salon. At Summit II in Hair we are committed to helping you look your best because we know that optimizing your look is part of putting your best foot forward. A great look builds confidence that extends into all areas of life. This is true for clients of all ages. Helping you access and unleash your inner beauty is our mission. Your success is our success. At Summit II in Hair, we want to stand out as a salon that attends to the needs of its clients and makes you feel at home. Upon arrival, you will enter our lovely, relaxing, newly-renovated greeting room, filled with products for your perusal. We use topquality Redkin and Kenra products. Over the years it has been exciting to see the perfecting and diversifying of beauty products to address consumer needs including achieving stunning hues, nourishing dry or damaged hair, strengthening hair, enhancing curl, eliminating frizz, elevating shine, and extending color. Our Redkin and Kenra products will help you achieve good results. During your appointment, your experienced stylist will work with you in a semi-private room where you can discuss your needs. Our stylists, Susan, Julie, Ron, Tiffany and Debbie, are happy to make suggestions about styles, colors and hair care. We have invested time into training to keep up with trends and solutions. We can help with an everyday look, or looks for special occasions. We can help with maintaining a pleasing style or with transformations. Remember, this is our passion. This is our expertise! For many people, summer sparks a desire for a short, fun, light and bright haircut. If this is you, come see us. We can help. Others are concerned about protecting hair from the sun, chlorine and or salt water. Those exposing their hair to beach weather should consider using a moisturizing treatment. A favorite trick is to fill a spray bottle with half water/half conditioner, keep it in a cooler at the beach and use it before and after swimming. This will moisturize hair and reduce tangles. A product such as Daily Provisions by Kenra can help protect against UVB rays and extend summer color. Summit II is located at 101John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Call 850678-1977 for an appointment. We look forward to serving you. Call The Summit II in Hair today at 850-678-1977 and schedule yourself an appointment with Susan, Debbie, Julie, Ron, or Tiffany.Advertising Feature The entrance to Summit II In Hair was updated two years ago with a beautiful modern coastal design carried through into the semi-private stylist rooms. Summit II In HairOur experience is your advantage Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites Shades Hair Color Perms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out 101 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville Tues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2 Evening Appointments Upon Request Redken Color & Products Kenra Haircare ProductsFULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men Call Today!678-1977 HAPPYMOTHERSDAY! 1181 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 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 NewspaperKaron DeyBookkeeper Cheryle ValentineReceptionistBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeAndrea WolfeGraphic DesignerStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherSara KentMarketing DirectorKatie KillenGraphic Designer & GENERAL REPAIRBrakes Water PumpsTiming Belts Struts/Shocks Expert, Certified Techs Detailed Estimates(850)729-6629 Quality Parts Friendly Service 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS729-3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES -NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINE Internal Medicine Pediatrics Preventive Care Sport/school Physicals ImmunizationsDr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMost Insurances Accepted Another fantastic competition weekend for Zero Gravity Athletics in Orange Beach. The program competed in the WSA Beach Nationals competition. Junior Level 4 Armageddon received 1st place.Zero Gravity ends season with a bang Continued from, A-5.