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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
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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 )
Spatial Coverage:
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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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-5 The Coca-Cola Sales and Distribution Center in Valparaiso, recently expanded, serves a two-county area.Beacon photo by Chrissie Kirila By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission has voted to establish a framework for a new county taxing district to help fund drainage. The commission also approved an ordinance to restrict beachfront lighting in order to protect sea turtles, renewed a lease with Sharing and Caring for county land in Niceville, and declared April 24 as Mia Manganello Day, in honor of an Okaloosa County resident who recently won an Olympic bronze medal for speedskating. During a public hearing April 17, the commission approved a new ordinance to create a Stormwater Utility and Enterprise Fund and authorize the imposition of taxes or fees to fund it. Commissioners emphasized that by creating the new stormwater utility, they are not currently establishing any new taxes or fees for county residents, although they acknowledged that such fees or taxes may be imposed in future. Such fees or taxes, if imposed, could replace or sup-By Chrissie Kirila Beacon Correspondent Three million cases of CocaCola products a year are delivered locally by the Valparaiso Sales and Distribution Center of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United. The recently expanded and rebuilt Valparaiso Coca-Cola facility became a division of the CocaCola United distribution franchise in September 2014. The old facility, at the current site since 1973, was replaced by a new one at the same site on Valastics Avenue, said Ed Hall, sales center manager. A grand opening was celebrated in September 2017. The 24,000-square-foot sales and distribution center serves over 1,600 customers (over 267,000 consumers) using a fleet of 19 tractor-trailers, four side-load trucks, and nine vans and pickups, said Hall. Valparaiso associates take orders from local businesses and communicate them to a distribution center in Pensacola which assembles custom pallet loads. Valparaiso center drivers pick It was a beautiful day for the 42nd annual Saturday in the Park Festival at Perrine Park in Valparaiso. The community event showcased the Northwest Florida Heritage Museum and demonstrations of traditional crafts. Guests also enjoyed entertainment, by the Lewis School Jazz Band, craft and food vendors, a Kid Zone, a flower show, and an old-car show. Beacon photos by Paula MimsValparaiso Coke sales center overhaul boosts efficiencyOkaloosa County OKs measure to expand drainage tax fundingBeacon Staff A school to train military members in dealing with weapons of mass destruction is being built on Eglin Air Force Base. Carothers Construction Inc., Oxford, Miss., was awarded a $13.8 million U.S. contract to design and build the WMD Training Applied Instruction Facility. The project consists of a mockup area for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) training, including nine blast pits, as well as a number of buildings, including a communications building, an electrical substation, a dependent school, recruit barracks, a bus station, an aviation operations building, an aircraft support building, an ammunition and hazardous materials storage building, a medical warehouse, a police station, a bank, a harbor control building, a missile production building, an aircraft maintenance shop, and a central bathroom, according to Carothers. The job is expected to be completed by August 2018. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection on April 19 granted the facility a permit to connect to the sewage-collection system that funnels waste to the NicevilleValparaiso Regional Wastewater Plant in Niceville. According to the permit, the connection, carrying domestic wastewater, will be made to an existing Okaloosa County sewage main in Walton County, near Range Road and SSG Matero Avenue. This is the location of the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School, which trains EOD technicians from all four U.S. military services. Saturday in the Park shines There will be a fee coming, said Okaloosa County Commissioner Trey Goodwin, explaining his vote against a newly approved county ordinance establishing a stormwater fund for drainage improvements. Beacon file photo Please see COKE, page A-2 Please see WMD, page A-3 Please see FUNDING, page A-3 Military school to train WMD techs50Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8 Pages, 1 Section, 5 Inserts Lady Eagles advance to RegionalsThe Lady Eagles softball team won a third straight 7A District 2 title April 24 when they defeated Milton 7-1. Niceville got off to an early lead thanks to a grand slam home run by Katie Lightfoot, her first homer as an Eagle. Niceville will begin regional playoff action today, Wednesday, at home when they take on Pace at 7 p.m. Pictured, Niceville teammates congratulate first baseman Grace McIntosh on her home run in the fourth inning. Separately, the Ruckel Middle School softball team and the Ruckel boys track and field team won county championships. More on Page A-6.Beacon photo by Paula Mims

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Page A-2 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 THEBAYBEACON 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 Get the Smile You DeserveIf the answer is yes to any of these questions, you may be a good candidate for A Smile Makeover.Smile with Confidence Again Are you embarrassed about smiling in front of people? Do you ever put your hand up to cover your smile? Do you dislike your smile in photographs? When you look through magazines, do you envy the models smiles? Do you wish your teeth were whiter? Do you think you show too much or too little of your teeth when you smile? Would you like to change the way your teeth or gums are shaped? Do you have gaps or spaces in between your teeth? GULFCOASTDENTALSteven G. Robinette, DDS (850) 897-9600 4566 Hwy 20 East Ste 108 Niceville, FL 32578 gulfcoastdental.comCall todayto schedule a personalFREEconsultation THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith Yes, because its federal law. Were a law-abiding country. Federal law trumps state law. John Brenci, 52, Niceville, civil servant No. Some people need medical marijuana. I have an autistic son, and if marijuana were an option for helping him, Id want it to be available. Jennifer Lundberg, 39, Niceville, medical secretaryShould the US enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug?Location: Niceville civic complex No. The only reason I say that is because it helps some people. Hayley Garrett, 25, Niceville, cashier Yes. I understand states rights issues, but federal laws supersede state authority on drugs and commerce. We ll let the courts figure it out. Ed Utt, 60, Niceville, retired Absolutely not. If states have already made it legal, the feds should keep their noses out of it. Marijuana should be treated like alcohol. Grant Wolfe, 30, Niceville, law enforcement No. We don t want the federal government interfering in states business. Terrance James, 43, Niceville, patient services coordinator What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. up the pallets and deliver them to the local warehouse beginning at 6 p.m., when they are reloaded onto trucks for delivery. Trucks leave the warehouse beginning at 4 a.m. to make deliveries to the area served, which includes Okaloosa and Walton counties and Florala, Ala. The Valparaiso center is one of 55 sales and distribution centers owned by Birmingham, Alabama-headquartered CocaCola Bottling Co. United, the thirdlargest Coke bottler in the U.S., operating in seven Southeastern states and owning nine production facilities. The local center delivers over 750 different bottled and canned beverages, including sports drinks, sparkling waters, energy drinks, teas, juices and more. Of special note is the new look and flavors of Diet CokeFiesta Cherry, Blood Orange, Twisted Mango and Ginger Lime launched in February 2018 to address weakening sales of Diet Coke by reintroducing Diet Coke to a new generation with a brand new look, said Hall. The company began delivering the new packaged McCafe ice coffee beginning in March of 2018. The center demonstrated its commitment to the community by involvement with 18 Okaloosa County schools and organizations and events including the Emerald Coast Classic Basketball Tournament, American Cancer Society, USO, Niceville Little League, Wounded Warriors, Eglin Air Force Gate to Gate, Northwest Florida State College, AllSports and more. Assistance has included cash donations, volunteers and product donations, said Hall. The Valparaiso center employs 75 people, including management, drivers, a fleet mechanic, merchandisers, sales people, forklift operators and equipment technicians. It hires more during the peak summer period. One challenge the company faces is finding enough qualified workers for hire, particularly licensed commercial drivers. Other openings are available to people just out of high school. The company offers its employees incentives such as college tuition reimbursement for relevant education and help with obtaining commercial drivers licenses. COKEFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Chrissie KirilaOffice Manager Blane DePue in the rebuilt and expanded CocaCola Sales and Distribution Center in Valparaiso. Ed Hall 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 lunch-time 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 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 5:30-6:30. 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. 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.More Calendar on, A-4.

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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 2, 2018 Page A-3 Hallmark Dream Books have arrived! Come pick up yours soon! 850-678-1593www.bayoubookcompany.comOak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville Open: Mon.-Sat. 9-6 Since 1986 (850) 729-0176 1073 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Cathy Alley, Realtor.......................(850) 585-2303 Donna Bennett, Broker Assoc.........(850) 585 -5746 Stacey Driver, Realtor.....................(850) 621-6601 Chanie Erb, Realtor........................(850) 585-1665 Lynn Gauthier, Realtor...................(850) 517-6444 Amanda Grandy, Realtor................(850) 333-2154 Beth Little, Realtor.........................(850) 543-8617 Marion Russell, Broker Assoc..........(850) 582 -5813 Tammy Summers, Realtor...............(601) 597-3777 Sharlyn Thomas, Realtor................(850) 865-7221 Bethany Zaal, Realtor.....................(850) 217-2509THE CHOICE IS CLEAR FOR REPEAT HOME SELLERSThe network was honored in J.D. Powers 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study for Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms. Bethany Little has been a full time agent in the local area since 2003. In that time, she has assisted with many different types of real estate transactions. Whether working in the areas of relocation and investment properties or in general resale and new construction, she has experienced it all. For eight years, Bethany focused exclusively on new construction. She worked with several prominent local builders and helped many families dream, design, and complete their new home from the ground up. The years I spent learning how new homes are constructed and sold changed how I evaluate property. When I work with a resale or new construction home, I get more excited by quality construction than the latest trend in design, said Bethany. DIRECTORY MEET OUR AGENTS $399,0004 beds, 3.5 baths, 2485 sqft987 Shalimar Point Dr., ShalimarAmanda Grandy (850) 333-2154 Tammy Summers (601) 597-3777 Chanie Erb (850) 585-1665 Bethany Little (850) 543-8617 $349,0003 beds, 2.5 baths, 1989 sqft224 Yellow Pine Ct., NicevilleCathy Alley (850) 585-2303 $387,5004 beds, 2 baths, 2058 sqft406 Marina Point Dr., Niceville plement the revenue now derived from a Municipal Services Taxing Unit (MSTU) county property tax currently imposed on residents of unincorporated parts of the county, to fund both storm water control and county parks and recreation. The county has been actively reviewing its existing ordinances and resolutions to address ways in which stormwater management can be more effectively addressed, according to a staff report. One of the options was to designate stormwater management services and programs as a utility and establish it as an enterprise fund. This allows a greater recognition of the importance of stormwater management and also would allow the earmarking of revenue sources to fund all or portions of the stormwater management needs. Okaloosa County Public Works Director Jason Autrey told commissioners that revenue from the current MSTU property tax is not adequate for funding the stormwater control needs of the county. Commissioner Kelly Windes said he supported the ordinance in order to establish such a framework, but that he is still quite a ways from voting to implement any actual fees or taxes. Commissioner Nathan Boyles also supported the ordinance, but told fellow commissioners Dont lose sight of the fact that we are taxing citizens today for stormwater, but at an inadequate level. Commissioner Trey Goodwin cast the sole dissenting vote against approving the new ordinance. He said that before supporting such an ordinance, he would want to see both a cap on any proposed fees or taxes, as well as a sunset provision, which would require the ordinance to either expire or be renewed periodically. He called such a sunset provision incredibly important, because it would require the county commission to re-examine the issue from time to time rather than allowing new taxes or fees to continue indefinitely. Goodwin said that despite the new ordinance not now establishing new taxes or fees, Lets be honest. There will be a fee coming. Otherwise, this would be useless. The declaration of Mia Manganello Day honored an Okaloosa County native who was a member of the U.S. speedskating team that won a bronze medal in the recent Winter Olympics. The commssion approved renewal of Okaloosa Countys lease agreement with Sharing & Caring, a nonprofit food pantry headquartered in Niceville. The land for the Bullock Boulevard food bank is leased to the organization for $1 a year. During a public hearing, commissioners approved a new county ordinance to protect sea turtles by restricting beachfront lighting in a Sea Turtle Conservation Zone along the Gulf of Mexico. Commissioners approved the new ordinance by a vote of 4-1, Goodwin dissenting. Goodwin said he voted no because the measure is not likely to have much effect in protecting turtles. He said that the available data does not really support a retrofit of lighting on county-owned structures, and that much of the beach in Okaloosa County actually belongs to Eglin Air Force Base. Goodwin also said that many of the reported false crawls and disorientations of turtles occurred outside of county jurisdiction, along Eglinowned beaches, where there is already very little artificial lighting. A county staff report stated, According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida's beaches are the most important nesting habitat for loggerhead, green, and leatherback sea turtles in the United States. Most of Florida's coastal counties that have beaches suitable for nesting habitat, as well as numerous cities, have adopted ordinances that regulate lighting in order to reduce harmful effects on turtles. Among the most harmful of these effects are disorientation of hatchlings and nesting females as well as prevention of nesting females from coming ashore to lay eggs. The new ordinance pertains only to county-owned properties, and to new construction along the Gulf. It does not require owners of private property along the Gulf to make any changes to their existing lighting or structures. The County staff report stated, It should also be noted that, based on previous action of the Board, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission grant has been accepted by the County to assist in retrofitting lighting on public property. The report also stated, According to data maintained by the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Okaloosa County's beaches hosted 453 sea turtle nests from 2010 through 2017. During this same period, there were 303 false crawls (incidents in which females emerge from the water, come some distance onto the beach, but then return to the water without laying eggs) and 51 disorientations, including both hatchlings and adults. Like most sea turtle lighting ordinances, the purpose of the proposed ordinance is not to do away with lighting altogether, but rather direct it to areas where it is needed and away from the nesting zone of the beach. Features common to many of these ordinances include the use of shields to control stray lighting, prohibition on lighting that illuminates entire walls (wall washing), use of lower wattage bulbs that illuminate the immediate area but not the beach, and the use of certain wavelengths of light that research indicates is not as harmful to the turtles. These standards would apply to an area the ordinance designates as the Sea Turtle Conservation Zone. FUNDINGFrom page A-1 Dr. Amber Wiebe and Dr. Olivier Broutin hosted their Fourth Annual Dentistry from the Heart (DFTH) event recently, at the Miramar Beach Smileology location along with Dr. Bibek Nakarmi. The team of professionals worked collaboratively to provide 56 patients with services. Patients chose from a complimentary filling, extraction or cleaning. In addition to the time dedicated by hygienists, assistants and other dental professionals, a total of $18,400 worth of dental care was donated to the community in good faith. A number of Smileology s service providers including 3M Products, Patterson Dental and UltraDent donated dental supplies. Several local area businesses also made in kind donations to the event including Donut Hole and Wells Fargo. Local dentists make a difference Replies to requests for information from the EOD school and from Eglin Air Force Base were not received by the Beacons deadline. The U.S. Code defines weapons of mass destruction, in the context of national defense, as devices intended, or having the capability, to cause death or serious injury to a significant number of people through, poisonous chemicals, disease-causing germs, or nuclear radiation. WMDFrom page A-1

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Kindergarten Registration Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018, are asked to register their children for 2018-2019 school year. Florida law provides that any child who will be 5 on or before September 1st is eligible for kindergarten that school year. It is extremely important that new kindergarten students be registered before the fall (August) school opening. Classes will be formed, teachers assigned, and materials ordered on the basis of student enrollment. Registration for kindergarten may be completed at any time during the regular school day at the school zoned for the childs neighborhood. To complete the registration process, parents must present proof of the childs age (birth certificate), a Florida certificate of immunization, a social security card, a school physical dated no later than twelve months prior to the first day of school, and proof of residency. Further information may be obtained by calling the zoned school. Audubon Society Program The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society program for May will be Biophilia: Love of all living things. Enjoy an inspiring presentation by Tess Miller about the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Learn about its beginnings, mission, and amazing programs. Meet and learn about some of our local native animals. The program will be held Thursday, May 3, in room 302 of the Student Services Building 400 at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville campus. Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Call or e-mail Dr Don Baltz at (225) 252-2760, for more information. Please visit our website @ choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Facebook page @ choctawhatcheeaudubon. The Magic Paintbrush In celebration of Childrens Book Week the Niceville Public Library invites you to join us in the Niceville Community Center on Thursday, May 3at 6:30 p.m. for a magical performance by the Stage Crafters Community Theater. Stage Crafters will present an adaptation of an ancient Chinese fairy tale called The Magic Paintbrush, which is a story that emphasizes kindness and caring about others. This is a free program and no registration is required. Please call the Niceville Library Youth Services department for more information 279-4863 x1514. Watercolor Painting Popular instructor, Carol Dickson will teach Watercolor Painting, Friday, May 4, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. With step-by-step instructions from start to finish, students will learn watercolor painting techniques including wet-onwet, wet-on-dry and dry brush techniques, and complete their own watercolor painting to take home. The cost is $45 or, $40 for Museum Members. (All materials included) Space is limited. Please call to pre-register. 850678-2615. Star Wars Day Come celebrate Star Wars Day, Friday, May 4 at the Valparaiso Community Library. There will be movies playing in the media room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will have Star wars themed crafts and snacks set up throughout the day, as well as many Star Wars books and movies to check out. This event is for patrons of all ages. For additional information call the library at 729-5406 or visit us on Facebook. Intro to Blacksmithing Local blacksmith, Billy Hays will teach Intro to Blacksmithing, May 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Students will learn the basic skills of the blacksmith including safety, tools and equipment, and the skills for drawing out, upsetting, hotcutting, bending and punching. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the forge? Bend and shape steel? Make something useful and enduring? Strike now. The iron is hot. Cost is $60 per student; $55 for Museum Members (supplies included). Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirt required. Call to make your reservation: 850-678-2615. Scholarship Awards Recital The Choctaw Bay Music Club is hosting a Student Scholarship Awards Recital on Saturday, May 5th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College. Students will perform on piano, voice and various wind instruments as they are awarded over $7,000 in scholarship awards. To be held at the Performing Arts Building, Tyler Recital Hall, 100 College Blvd, Niceville. The event is free and open to the general public. Donations are graciously received but not required. Reception following. For more info call 850-231-3199 or go to www.choctawbaymusicclub.org. Dinner of Dreams A Bed 4 Me is hosting their second annual Dinner of Dreams Sunday, May 6 at 5 p.m. This was our largest fundraiser last year showcasing some favorite, local restaurants and their specialties. This year we are lucky to be able to hold it at the new location of 3rd Planet Brewing in Niceville. Along with a four-course meal (again featuring talented local chefs), drinks and entertainment, we'll enjoy the new brewery before 3rd Planet opens to the public. Join us, share this, bring some friends and be part of a unique special evening. Help us provide more beds for children in Okaloosa County. Tickets will be limited, are $100.00 per person and can be purchased through our website or call me 850.240.0778. www.abed4me.org. Linux User Group Meeting The Northwest Florida Linux User Group (NWFLUG) will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, May 7, from 5:30 p.m. until no later than 7:30 p.m. in Room 400 of the Crosspoint United Methodist Church in Niceville, Florida. Directions and details of the always free planned program can be found on the group's website at All interested persons are invited to join us and bring your laptops. Persons planning to attend are encouraged to notify us via email to tom.browder@gmail.com. Mac Users Group Meeting The May meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the NWF State College Student Services Center Room 308/309. Frank Berte will be presenting: Using Mac File Structure, Photo Editing/Photo Enhancement (PSD) and Introduction to Facebook. 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. Luminaria Challenge Light the way with HOPE at the 2018 Niceville Valparaiso Relay for Life. Luminarias honor every life touched by cancer. You can dedicate them to a loved one lost, someone currently battling or anyone who has overcome it. The team and individual who sell the most Luminarias by May 7 wins. Both online and paper forms count toward the challenge. Luminaria Ceremony will be May 11 at 9 p.m. Individual winner gets a huge basket full of Relay swag and a gift card. The team prize is a pizza party delivered to your team campsite at 10 p.m. relay night. To purchase a bag or need a form, contact Donna Barrow at 850-6999921 or email: nvprelay@gmail.com. For more information, visit relayforlife.org/nicevillefl. Republican Women Federated County Commissioner Carolyn Ketchelwill be the guest of Niceville Republican Women Federated on Monday,May 7, at Bluewater Bay's Golf Clubhouse Restaurant. Social begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:00p.m. Ms. Ketchel, who is finishing her first term in office, will report on the statusof several county projects. The group willcontinue collecting drinks and snacks for Twin Cities Pavilion. All are welcome and dinner is optional for $15. For reservations or further information, please call Libby Hill at 678-2182. CALM House Needs Day Want to be a part of a new ministry in Niceville? Come out to learn more about CALM House and the many volunteer opportunities to serve our homeless moms and their children. CALM, Crisis Aid for Littles and Moms, is located at 201 Redwood Ave, NV and is currently undergoing renovation. In order to be fully functional, there are many areas where you can serve. Explore CALM House Needs Day aka Volunteer Workshop is set for Monday, May 7 at 214 Partin Dr S, Niceville in room 208. There are two sessions planned: one from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. and the second from 6 8 pm. Attendees will choose a session that best fits their schedule to learn more about the needs and opportunities to volunteer and serve at CALM House. Also, please bring at least one form of ID as you will be given the opportunity to officially register and complete a background check application as a CALM volunteer. On this day, you will hear more about CALM, its mission and role and will also hear from our Group Leaders and Coordinators as they share their heart. For more info and progress updates visit choctawhatcheeaudubon.org or on Facebook: C.A.L.M. Organization, Inc. 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. 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 National Day of PrayerThe Twin Cities Ministerial Association will hold its annual National Day of Prayer observance at Niceville City Hall. The event will be at noon on May 3 at 208 N. Partin Dr., Niceville City Hall. Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. 1821 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, Florida 32578www.CarriageHills.com REALTOR@CarriageHills.com (850) 678-9448Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.The Best Rental Homes in our area have One thing in common1572 Hickory Street, Niceville 2/2 1,280 SF $1,300 per monthNewer home on large lot with screened in above ground pool and 8x40 screened porch. All fenced, nice patio in back yard with 10x16 shed. Sorry, NO pets. Available now.4233 Marysa Drive, Niceville 3/2 1,823 SF $1,800 per monthRocky Bayou home featuring spacious great room with cathedral ceiling, lanai that overlooks backyard and large breakfast area that opens into the great room. New granite counter tops and hardwood floors in all rooms. Available 7/6/2018.#226 The Oaks, Niceville 2/2 SF $1,150 per monthThis great upstairs 2/2 unit features kitchen with all appliances including washer and dryer. Rent includes basic TV cable. Sorry, NO pets and NO smoking. Available 6/15/2018. CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY WITH ANY QUESTIONS. Crestview 689-7301 Niceville 833-4203 Ft. Walton Beach 833-3555Bus Drivers Needed!Benefits & Good Pay Okaloosa County School District Niceville Housing Authority will open the waiting list for ONE BEDROOM UNITS on June 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Applicants on waiting lists for other agencies must apply for the Niceville Housing Authority public housing separately and will not lose their place on any other waiting list by applying with Niceville. NHA takes applications Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is currently accepting applications for 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units. Niceville Housing AuthorityPage A-4 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 THEBAYBEACON AT YOUR SERVICETHE BAY BEACONS HOME REPAIRVinyl Siding Screen Rooms Crown Moulding Replace Rotten Wood & Screens Door InstallationLic# RX0066839 585-9511 KENNYWILSONPAINTING46 Yrs. Experience Quality Work & Clean Up A StandardLicensed & Insured Free Estimates368-2710 PAINTING TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Dont be fooled by False Ads... 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ArrestsOn April 26 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested a 14-yearold Destin Middle School student on a charge of making a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner. While on an Okaloosa County school bus that afternoon, the boy, a Destin resident, became engaged in a verbal altercation with another student about the type of music being played. During this altercation, the boy told the student that he was going to shoot up the school bus and Destin Middle School. The boy also referenced another student by name, indicating that that student was going to be his first target. The boy told students that he had a hit list, and named a third student as on the list. * On April 4 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Joseph Martin Collins, 24, a food-service worker, of 1453 Bayshore Dr., Niceville, on charges of unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and petit theft of property valued between $100 and $300. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on Jan. 4 in which Collins had taken a lawn mower and fishing rod, valued at a total of $240. He pawned the stolen items for about $60. * On April 5 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Antonio Damian Rashad Clark, 26, of 209 Green Acres Road, #7, Fort Walton Beach, on a charge of fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer with lights and siren active. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on Feb. 28, in which a Niceville officer observed Clark driving his 2001 Mercedes with an expired registration tag on Marc Smith Road. Clark quickly exited his vehicle and asked the officer what he had done wrong. The officer told him to get back in his own car, and the officer would tell him in a minute. Clark then drove away at high speed. The officer turned on his emergency lights and siren and followed Clark, but gave up the pursuit for safety reasons. Clark was apprehended later. * On April 5 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Ronald Ray Villarojo, 43, a line cook, of 402 North Palm Blvd., Niceville, on a charge of DUI and damage to property. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on Sept. 29, 2017, in which Villarojos vehicle had crashed into the back of another vehicle on College Boulevard. The other driver was uninjured, but both vehicles were badly damaged. * On April 7 Niceville police arrested Chad Edward Krivek, 37, of 400 Kelly Rd., #36, Niceville, on charges of felony battery by strangulation, aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability, resisting or obstructing an officer without violence, and possessing a controlled substance without a prescription. Niceville officers were summoned to the scene of a disturbance where they arrested Krivek for the assault charges. Krivek put up a struggle but was quickly overpowered by police. A search of his person revealed 8 alprazolam pills and a suboxone strip. * On April 10 Niceville police arrested Stephen Douglas Husty, 36, listed as homeless, on a charge of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription. He was arrested on Judith Avenue. * On April 11 Valparaiso police arrested Richard Edward Sweet, 64, of 282 Washington Ave., #10, Valparaiso, on a charge of trespassing after warning. Sweet was observed entering a property on Washington Avenue, from which he had been given a trespass warning on April 6. * On April 15 Niceville police arrested Garrett Andrew Martino, 26, no address listed, on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and drug equipment possession and/or use. Martino was the driver and sole occupant of a 2011 Toyota pickup stopped on North Partin Drive near police headquarters for an extinguished headlight. He was found to possess suspected butane hash oil, which field tested positive for THC. * On April 16 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Daniel John Pauls, 30, of 216 Hudson Cir., Niceville, on a charge of failure to appear for a misdemeanor offense. * On April 18 Niceville police arrested Samantha Ann Ashley, 47, of 824 Roy St., #B, Fort Walton Beach, and Marie Michele McCoy, 47, of 1503 West Ponderosa Rd., Fort Walton Beach, both on charges of grand theft of between $300 and $5,000, and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. The two women had been seen working together to shoplift clothes, makeup and other items from the Niceville Walmart valued at a total of $855. During a search incident to arrest, Ashley was found to possess a pill identified as lorazepam. She said it did not belong to her. McCoy was found to possess a pill identified as hydrocodone. She said it was 2 to 3 years old, and that she had obtained it from a doctor after she fell. * On April 18 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Shea Edward Adams, 23, of 1778 Thomas St., Niceville, on a charge of felony probation violation. * On April 19 Dillon Michael Kelly, 20, of 317 21st St., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge of grand theft of between $10,000 and $20,000. * On April 21 Valparaiso police arrested James Mychal Edward Amos, 29, of 132 Alder Ave., Fort Walton Beach, on a charge of marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. An officer observed a vehicle parked behind a business on Eastview Avenue after its closing hours, with two people inside, including Amos. When approaching, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana, and a subsequent search found Amos to possess a bag of suspected marijuana. In the center console of the vehicle the officer found a pipe with a small amount of suspected marijuana packed inside. The suspected marijuana, totaling about 7 grams, field tested positive.Criminal summonsOn April 9 Niceville police issued a criminal summons to Lance Robert Martin, 40, of 200 3rd St., Niceville, on a charge of marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. Martin was the driver and sole occupant of a maroon 1992 Buick stopped for failure to signal four turns. During the traffic stop, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car. When asked about it, Martin admitted to /4 bag in the passenger side floorboard. The bag contained approximately 11.32 grams of suspected marijuana which field tested positive for THC.Scam alertThe Walton County Sheriffs Office is warning of extortion letters that are starting to circulate in Walton County. The extortionist has been sending intended victims a letter stating that for a hefty fee, their secret is safe. The letter starts with a threat; I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife and everyone else. More importantly, I have evidence of what you have been hiding.OtherOn April 11 Niceville police responded to a report of a juvenile smashing eggs on someones car. Police made contact with the culprit, and the child and car owner agreed that the child would clean the car. * On April 11 Niceville police received a report from a Niceville resident who said that someone had tried to break into his glass door. * On April 14 Niceville police responded to a drugstore where a customer had found a bag of suspected drugs, containing pills of different shapes and sizes. * On April 14 Niceville police responded to a condominium where a resident reported a broken window screen, possibly indicating an attempted burglary. * On April 14 Niceville police responded to a convenience store on state road 85, where a store employee had found 3 fake $20 bills. Investigation revealed that the bills were movie props. * On April 15 Niceville police responded to a glass repair shop on John Sims Parkway, where someone had broken some glass. * On April 15 Niceville police responded to the Walmart, where someone had left the store with some stolen items, but ran off and left the items outside when pursued by store employees. The suspects left in a black Mitsubishi. * On April 15 Niceville police responded to an address on 48th Street regarding a report of 2 women dumpster diving. The complainant said he was concerned that the women would leave a mess, and might be trying to gain personal information from his trash. * On April 16 Niceville police responded to a church regarding the theft of a wallet and backpack that had occurred the previous night. * On April 10 Valparaiso police responded to the Goodwill store regarding the theft of 2 bicycles. * On April 11 Valparaiso police responded to an address on Chicago Avenue regarding a report of a German shepherd with its collar embedded in its neck. Investigation revealed that its collar was not embedded in its neck, although the dog had suffered a neck injury due to the collar rubbing against its neck. The owner was contacted, and arranged to take the dog to a veterinary hospital. 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 April 23, 2018 through April 29, 2018. 0 Structure Fire14 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn9 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SiTUATION DATE TIME Stony Creek Cv........................Alarm activation.....................4/23/18.....................09:36 Peachtree Way........................Medical..................................4/23/18.....................09:40 Palm Bvd/College Bvd.............Vehicle vs Pedestrian...........4/23/18.....................14:17 Kelly Road................................Medical..................................4/23/18.....................19:06 Birdsong Creek Cir...................Alarm activation.....................4/24/18.....................00:59 Partin Dr./Juniper St.................Vehicle crash.........................4/24/18.....................06:58 Kelly Road................................Medical..................................4/24/18.....................08:08 McEwen Dr...............................Medical..................................4/24/18.....................10:01 Duke Dr.....................................Medical..................................4/24/18.....................20:04 27th Street................................Cancelled...............................4/25/18.....................08:11 Buddy Phelps Dr......................Medical..................................4/25/18.....................13:13 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..................................4/25/18.....................17:05 Kazmira Ct................................Cancelled...............................4/26/18.....................08:07 S.R. 85 N..................................Elevator rescue.....................4/26/18.....................09:50 Huntington Rd..........................Cancelled...............................4/26/18.....................15:42 Yacht Club Dr...........................Alarm activation.....................4/26/18.....................17:34 Marquette St.............................Service call............................4/27/18.....................02:44 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..................................4/27/18.....................10:55 Linden Ave................................Medical..................................4/28/18.....................15:07 S.R. 85......................................Medical..................................4/28/18.....................21:26 Juniper Ave...............................Medical..................................4/28/18.....................21:58 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Cancelled...............................4/28/18.....................22:42 S.R. 85......................................Vehicle crash.........................4/29/18.....................05:06 Kazmira Ct................................Medical..................................4/29/18.....................06:25 Kazmira Ct................................Medical..................................4/29/18.....................08:48 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Arcing electrical.....................4/29/18.....................13:32 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..................................4/29/18.....................13:57 Weekly Safety Tip: The Fire Department can t help you unless you can be found. Make sure the number of your house in visible from the street and is in a lighted area so it can be seen at night. The Niceville Fire Department has a Facebook page, check it out! Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire District responded to the following calls from April 23, 2018 through April 29, 2018. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................4/23/18.....................05:48 Merchants Way........................EMS call................................4/23/18.....................08:25 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................4/23/18.....................21:10 Merchants Way........................EMS call................................4/23/18.....................22:11 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................4/23/18.....................22:24 Windlake Dr..............................Assist invalid..........................4/24/18.....................00:23 Whitewood Way.......................EMS call................................4/24/18.....................05:45 Northridge Pl............................EMS call................................4/24/18.....................05:36 Southlake Ct.............................Medical assist........................4/24/18.....................14:09 Bluewater Blvd.........................Medical assist........................4/24/18.....................20:44 Windward Ln............................Medical assist........................4/24/18.....................21:54 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................4/25/18.....................10:28 Southlake Ct.............................EMS call................................4/25/18.....................16:12 Southlake Ct.............................Public service assist..............4/25/18.....................22:40 Sunningdale Cv........................Medical assist........................4/26/18.....................03:18 Hwy. 293...................................EMS call................................4/26/18.....................11:26 Baywind Dr...............................EMS call................................4/26/18.....................11:39 E. Bermuda Cir.........................EMS call................................4/26/18.....................13:03 Southlake Ct.............................Medical assist........................4/26/18.....................16:41 Southlake Ct.............................Assist invalid..........................4/26/18.....................22:01 Southlake Ct.............................Service call............................4/27/18.....................19:51 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 2, 2018 Page A-5 CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE!1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental AvailableCall for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate 1181 E. 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BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS Page A-6 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Niceville defeats Choctaw 7-4The Niceville High School baseball team celebrated senior night Tuesday April 24 with a win over Choctaw. The Eagles scored five runs in the first inning, including a home run by Reece Hinds. Hinds, Chance Huff, and Trent Walker each had two hits in the game. The Eagles finished the regular season with a record of 22-2. Ten Niceville seniors celebrated senior night with their families and coaches. Left: The stands were packed with fans for senior night. Beacon photos by Paula Mims Eagles capture district titleThe Lady Eagles won a third straight 7A district 2 softball title last Tuesday April 24 when they defeated Milton by a score of 7-1. Niceville got off to an early lead thanks to a grand slam homerun by Katie Lightfoot, her first homerun ever hit as an Eagle. Niceville will begin regional playoff action on Wednesday night at home when they take on Pace at 7:00 p.m. Right, Sydney Byrd got two hits and scored two runs for the Eagles. Beacon photos by Paula Mims Ruckel won the county softball championship last Tuesday April 24 by defeating the Walton Warriors by a score of 13-2 at home. The Rams finished the season undefeated. First year coach, Allyssa Canones, believes that it has been 6-7 years since any Ruckel softball team has had a loss during the regular season. Inset: Grace Langston at bat in the first inning.Beacon photos by Paula MimsLady Rams are county champs Ruckel wins county championshipThe Okaloosa County middle school track championships were held last Wednesday at Choctawhatchee High School. Ruckel Middle School girls finished third and the boys finished in first place. Left:Megan Hague broke the county shot put record with a throw of 35 feet, 6 inches. She also set a new county discus record with a throw of 118 feet, 9 inches.Beacon photos by Paula Mims

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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. ALL AROUND THE TOWN & GENERAL REPAIRBrakes Water PumpsTiming Belts Struts/Shocks Expert, Certified Techs Detailed Estimates(850)729-6629 Quality Parts Friendly Service FULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men Call Today!678-1977Hair 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 Products 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 Beacon ExpressOUR TOWNPage A-8 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 The Eglin Air Force Association (AFA) Chapter 365 presented Northwest Florida State College with a gift of $25,000 to establish AFA s fifth scholarship endowment at the College. The endowment, named after Col. Robert E. Patterson and Shirley Pigott, will support aerospace education. The Eglin AFA Aerospace Education Foundation selected Col. Patterson and Ms. Pigott because of their unique and lasting contributions to the Air Force and its mission. The Eglin Air Force Association Bob Patterson/Shirley Pigott Scholarship will provide assistance to a graduating senior at Niceville, Choctawhatchee, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview or Walton Senior High Schools. The recipient must be enrolled in a field of study that supports Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) objectives of advancement of scientific, mathematical or technological knowledge or enrolled in a vocational field of study that directly supports the Air Force mission. Pictured (L-R): Colleen Smith, VP Community Partners Eglin AFA; Candace Lovell, President Eglin AFA; Shirley Pigott, Secretary Eglin AFA; Carla Reinlie, Associate Director, College Advancement; Dr. Devin Stephenson, NWF President.AFA presents scholarship Patriotism was the theme at the Twin Cities Woman s Club March meeting and luncheon held at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse. MSgt, USAF (ret), Mike Arena, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Healing Paws for Warriors, was the guest speaker. MSgt. (ret) Arena explained Healing Paws for Warriors is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing post-9/11 combat veterans wounded from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) rescue-totrained ADA-certified service dogs. The goal is to alleviate some of the symptoms of PTSD, TBI, and MST so veterans struggling with the conditions can lead a more productive life. Pictured left to right are Sheila Hale Co-Founder and Operations Manager Healing Paws for Warriors, Brenda Brown Chairwoman of the Twin Cities Woman s Club Public and Military Affairs Committee, MSgt. (ret) Mike Arena, and Dale Fuqua President of the Twin Cities Woman s Club. Front and center is MSgt. (ret) Arena s service dog, Orion. Woman s Club learns about Healing Paws Mid-Bay Rotary donated $250 to The Heights Tutoring Center. Current enrollment is 76 students ranging from kindergarten to high school. Their respective teachers recommended each student to The Heights. Pictured are Mid-Bay Rotary President Steve Gardner and Bob Buckland, The Heights Board President.Mid-Bay Rotary donates to The Heights CCB Bank donates to museumDanny Smith, Annie Harris-Sutera and Alan Wood from CCB Community Bank in Niceville present a check for $1,100 to Gina Marini, Manager of the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Their contribution is in support of the Museum s annual Mardi Gras Golf Scramble, the Heritage 5K at the 42nd Saturday in the Park Festival, and in support of the Museum s educational programs and tours.