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The Bay beacon

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Title:
The Bay beacon
Portion of title:
Beacon
Place of Publication:
Niceville, FL
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Bayou Enterprises Inc., Stephen W. Kent- Publisher
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2010
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Weekly
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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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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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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-7 Air Force representatives discuss a new jet-noise study with a citizen during an Eglin Air Force Base-sponsored open house held Thursday in Niceville.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Niceville City Council gave its blessing to a $90-million tax-exempt bond issue by a Texas corporation to finance purchase and improvement of the companys senior-care housing portfolio, including the Superior Residences facility on North Partin Drive, Niceville. During a meeting June 12, the council also approved plans to renovate or replace some additional homes in Niceville as part of the citys Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which uses federal grant money to renovate or replace the homes of low income residents, including senior citizens, in parts of the city designated as blighted. During the meeting, city consultant Dennis Dingman, who manages the CDBG program for the city, said that one home previously slated for demolition, and replacement with a mobile home, under the CDBG program has been dropped from the list, after the resident decided that he did not want to move from the dwelling, despite its relatively poor condition and location in a potential danger zone near the Citgo fuel terminal on the shore of Boggy Bayou. AsBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent At a sparsely-attended open house Thursday, residents were invited to meet with Air Force officials to hear that a new study reports reductions in military aircraft noise in the area. The Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) Study report for 2018 was presented during the session in the student services center of the Northwest Florida State College campus in Niceville. Paper copies of a summary of the report were made available to visitors at the open house, just prior to the online release of the complete report. It appeared that more government officials were on hand than visitors at any given time. Stormy weather throughout most of Thursday may have discouraged some residents from attending. In addition, the college building where the open house was held is under renovation, with much of the building and some of its entrances blocked from public access, making it difficult for visitors to find their way to the open house. Military and civilian Air Force leaders made themselves available with charts and aerial maps, to answer questions and explain the report to anyone who attended the open house and asked questions.The Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club held its Invasion on the Bayou paddleboard race Saturday at Bluewater Bay Marina. It was the second in the series of charity races raising money to promote literacy and water safety for local children. The group is targeting preschoolers this year and hopes to raise enough money to expand the program to local elementary schools. Racers participated in their choice in one-, three-, or a six-mile race. Bottom left: Patty Nickerson won the one-mile fun race.Beacon photos by Paula MimsAir Force says jet noise has diminished in areaNiceville endorses company bond issueBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Rates for cable-TV and internet-access in Valparaiso will rise, beginning in mid-July. The Valparaiso City Commission approved the price increase June 11. During the meeting, commissioners considered three rate hike packages, and chose the lowest one, which city communication systems director James Butler said is the lowest needed to cover the operations growing expenses. Unlike neighboring communities, Valparaiso operates its own cable-TV and internet-access utility. The communications department is a self-supporting enterprise fund, which depends on fees from users to support itself. Costs of running the system, said Butler, have been increasing recently, mostlyPaddling for a cause The Niceville City Council endorsed a $90-million taxexempt bond issue by a private company to finance acquisition and improvement of, among other facilities, the Superior Residences on North Partin Drive. The city itself is neither liable for, nor a beneficiary of, the debt.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Please see NOISE, page A-2 Please see CABLE, page A-3 Please see NICEVILLE, page A-3 Valparaiso increases cable prices50Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8 Pages, 1 Section, 4 Inserts By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Recent problems with Okaloosa Countys public transit system have been corrected, said Ron McElhose, general manager of Maruti Transit Group, the company that runs the countys scheduled public bus system as well as its paratransit system, which provides ondemand travel to the elderly, disabled, and others with special transportation needs. In a June 5 phone conversation with the Bay Beacon, McElhose said he was aware of problems discussed at a May 29 Okaloosa County Commission meeting, during which officials discussed complaints about the transit system, such as late arrivals of paratransit vehicles and elderly people left stranded at medical facilities after closing Firm reports transit woes are cured Please see TRANSIT, page A-2

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Korean dinner Niceville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 221, 444 E. John Sims Parkway will be hosting a Korean Dinner on Friday, June 29, from 5-8 p.m. for $7.00. Open to the Public ~proceeds to benefit the Auxiliary Children's Fund~ The Auxiliary has lunches every Wednesday from 11a.m.-1p.m. for the community education fund. Dinner & raffle fundraiser Niceville American Legion Son's Post 221, 444 E. John Sims Parkway, are doing a fundraiser for "Lift for the 22" on June 30 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Dinner for $8.00 will include ribs, baked beans and coleslaw. Open to the public. Basket Raffles, Entertainment and Gym Membership Raffles. Reduced admission Take a break from the heat, bring your family and friends to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida this July 4thfrom 10 a.m. 4 p.m. and take advantage of $2 admission, free for Museum Members and children 4 and under. View historic exhibits including Military, Native American, Pioneer, and Early Industries such as Fishing and Turpentine. See new exhibits, Hair Raising History, Patent Medicine, and enjoy a cup of coffee in the Heritage Caf. Kids will love the Discovery Room with hands-on activities and adults can stroll in Paradise Gardens. Watercolor painting Watercolor Painting, Friday, July 6, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Popular instructor Carol Dickson will teach watercolor painting techniques including wet-on-wet, wet-ondry and dry brush techniques. Students will receive step-by-step instructions from start to finish 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. 850-678-2615. Aerial photos and maps were used to show the contours of various levels of noise surrounding Eglin Air Force Base and potentially impacting nearby communities such as Valparaiso and Niceville. The maps also showed areas of potential danger in the event of any aircraft crashes while taking off or landing. According to a summary of the report provided to visitors, Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) is a program concerning people, safety, and protection. The AICUZ Program is an extensive analysis of the effects of aircraft noise, aircraft accident potential, and land-use development upon present and future neighbors of Eglin AFB. The AICUZ Program seeks a cooperative understanding and a reasonable solution to this intricate situation. The 2018 AICUZ Study provides an update to the previous 2006 AICUZ Study, and documents changes in flight operations, noise contours, and compatible use guidelines for land areas surrounding Eglin AFB. Fred Pierson, AICUZ Program Manager from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center in San Antonio, Texas, was on hand to discuss compatibility issues with those who attended the open house. Pierson told the Beacon that while no major changes have occurred between the 2006 and 2018 studies, The noise contours have gotten a little bit smaller, surrounding Eglin Air Force Base. One reason for this, he said, is that the service has modified its flight operations to minimize noise over populated areas. In addition, Pierson said, the Marine Corps version of the F-35 fighter plane, which has short takeoff and vertical landing capabilities but produces more noise when doing so, is now seldom flown at Eglin Air Force Base, but rather at Marine Corps Air Station Buford in South Carolina, and at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona. Pierson also said that the Air Force does its best to launch and recover most F-35 flights from an Eglin runway that does not route planes directly over Valparaiso, Niceville, or other populated areas, but rather over Choctawhatchee Bay or open areas of the Eglin military reservation. Mike Spaits, an environmental public affairs spokesman for Eglin Air Force Base, said that noise complaints have declined since the F-35 fighter plane was introduced at Eglin, which is a center for training the warplanes pilots and maintainers. For example, he said, while there were 20 citizen noise complaints in 2016 and 22 in 2017, there has thus far been only one such complaint in 2018, even though the year is already half over. The first of a planned 59 F-35s to be based at Eglin arrived in 2011. Not all noise complaints concern the F-35 fighter, Spaits added. About half the complaints received, he said, have come from a single individual who lives in Rocky Bayou, and most of those concerned noise from Osprey tactical transport planes based at Hurlburt Field. The propeller-driven Ospreys sometimes fly at low altitudes over Rocky Bayou, Niceville, and Bluewater Bay. They have unusually large propellers, which facilitate their vertical takeoff and landing capabilities, but also make them somewhat noisier than other aircraft of similar size. times. The problems have been corrected for the past three weeks, said McElhose. The problems discussed at the previously reported commission meeting, he said, stemmed from a shortage of buses and drivers. By the time of the May 29 meeting, however, the county had already obtained more buses, and Maruti had added more drivers, thus solving the problems. We are now getting people where they need to go on time, he said. For example, said McElhose, during Storm Alberto, which made landfall during the Memorial Day weekend, Maruti, which normally runs paratransit buses to and from dialysis clinics on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, made paratransit runs on the weekend as well as at regular times in order to meet the needs of patients whose schedules had been disrupted by the storm. The company made 535 paratransit runs during the week of the storm, he said, much more than the usual 450 trips during a typical week. Page A-2 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 THEBAYBEACON FREE HEARING PROFILEFOR SENIOR CITIZENS Like the aging process, hearing loss is usually a gradual occurrence that very often goes undetected by the affected person. People mumbling, asking them to repeat, missing key words, turning the TV volume too loud are all symptoms of hearing loss. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, call today for your appointment. James W. 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A complete copy of the 2018 AICUZ Study report has been posted at eglin.af.mil/About-Us/Eglin-Documents/ USAF CalendarMore Calendar on, A-7.

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that home was dropped from the list, two new homes have been added to it, for a total of 11. One of the additions is that occupied by a single person, and the other by a family of five. Dingman said that some additional homes may yet be added to the list, but that he cannot know for certain whether this will happen, as detailed inspections of homes currently on the list for renovation may reveal additional damage or decay beyond that already known, which would increase the expense of renovating, or demolishing and replacing, those homes. In other business, the city council approved plans for the new owners of Superior Residences, a senior assistedliving and memory-care facility in Niceville, to issue a bond for about $16.6 million, to help pay for the purchase of the facility and for renovations and improvements to it. Christa Childers, an attorney representing H-Bay Ministries, a Texas-based nonprofit corporation that is purchasing the facility, briefed the city council on the purchase and plans for issuing bonds to buy and improve five senior facilties in Florida, including Superior Residences. Childers said the people managing the Niceville facility will remain in place, and the bond issue will not impose any liability whatsoever on the city, but that regulations governing such transactions nevertheless require a public hearing and approval by the city council in order to proceed. She said the $16.6 million of debt to be issued would finance the purchase and renovation of Superior Residences in Niceville. She did not specify how much of the $16.6 million would be used to finance the purchase, and how much would be used to finance the planned renovations and improvements to the facility. The citys blessing was needed to secure federal approval to issue the bonds as tax-exempt debt, which lowers the interest rate the borrower must pay. Superior Residences, according to documents provided by Childers, is located on 6 acres at 2300 N. Partin Drive, and includes approximately 60 senior living units, (including approximately 30 enhanced assisted living units offering memory care attributes and 30 memory care units). After some discussion, city council members unanimously approved the bond issue. In other business during the June 12 meeting, Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin said he expects Nicevilles new cityowned senior day center, to be located in a modular building near City Hall, to be open for business in early September. Also during the June 12 meeting, city council members agreed to consider a resolution in support of extending Okaloosa Countys proposed half-percent sales surtax from 5 years to 10. The proposed sales tax will appear on this years general election ballot in November, to be approved or disapproved by voters. Recently, the Okaloosa County Commission decided to extend the period of the proposed sales tax from 5 years to 10, to generate sufficient revenue to leverage state and federal grants, and other possible sources of matching funds, to pay for large infrastructure and storm water control measures, to include building a traffic bypass around the city of Crestview, an area well known for traffic jams during commuting periods. Such a tax would raise a projected $160 million over 10 years, costing taxpayers an equal amount. Council members asked City Attorney Dixie Powell to draft the wording of such a resolution, and will discuss it further at their regular meeting in July. due to increased charges the cable system must pay to TV channels that provide programs. When the rate hike goes into effect on July 11, basic video customers who receive TV channels 1 through 78, and have been paying $40 per month, will begin paying $50 per month. Customers of the citys most expensive cable service, Combo 4, which includes full video, premier voice, and premier Internet access, will see their monthly rate go from $184.08 a month to $190.08. Other, intermediate levels of service will also have rate hikes, as will internet access. The Lifeline TV rate, for channels 1-20, will be $20; previously it was free to the user. Two other rate hike packages were also proposed for but rejected, one of which would have raised rates by about $15 per month, while the other would have raised rates by about $20 per month. A 10-percent administrative fee is added to the prices. In another financial matter, Commissioner Chris Wasdin reported that other cities throughout Okaloosa County are passing resolutions in support of a county proposal to double the effective period for a proposed half-percent sales surtax, to be approved or disapproved by voters in this Novembers general election, from five years to 10. The proposed sales tax would be used to improve county infrastructure, such as new roadways and intersections, as well as storm water control. Part of the revenue derived from the new tax, if county voters pass it, will be shared with each of the 10 cities in Okaloosa County, including Valparaiso. Wasdin urged her fellow commissioners to also support the proposed extension of the sales tax, saying, We can do a lot of good stuff in Valparaiso for a half cent. The surtax would raise about $16 million a year from consumers, or $160 million over 10 years. Valparaiso city engineer Beth Brandt told commissioners that even the portion of sales tax revenue that goes to Okaloosa County will have a positive effect on Valparaiso, since projects planned by the county include such things as a traffic bypass around the city of Crestview, which would benefit Valparaiso residents who travel to that city. After some discussion, commissioners agreed to discuss a possible resolution in support of the sales tax extension, and to discuss how the additional revenue might be used in Valparaiso, during their planned budget workshop scheduled for 6 p.m. June 19. In other business during the June 11 meeting, commissioners gave final approval to vacating a right-of-way to an alley between two buildings belonging to Okaloosa Gas, a public utility located in Valparaiso. Commissioners also approved a new city ordinance establishing some new regulations for the use of public parks. The new rules include: It shall be unlawful for any person or vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or any other thing used to transport people or goods in the designated boat trailer parking area. This area is strictly to be utilized for motor vehicles with attached boat trailers. It shall be unlawful for any person to fish or swim at any designated city boat launch ramp. It shall be unlawful for any person to leave a boat secured to the dock adjacent to the city owned boat launching ramp for any length of time exceeding normal boat launching or retrieving procedures. Law enforcement officers are authorized to issue a Notice To Appear for infractions of Section 58 of the City of Valparaiso Code of Ordinances regarding parking and boat ramp violations in the amount of $50. All other violations determined to present a threat to public health, safety and welfare and or repeat violations will be subject to a hearing before the Special Magistrate. Some city department heads briefed commissioners on recent activities in their departments. Police Chief Joe Hart said that the police department recently suffered a lightning strike that damaged a generator and some computer servers, which are being fixed. Despite the damage, he said, the department was still able to respond to emergency calls. The city public works department reported on several recent projects, including the installation of rocks to protect the roots of trees along the shore of Boggy Bayou in Lincoln Park. Library director David Weatherford said that more than 200 children have been participating in the city librarys summer reading program. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, June 20, 2018 Page A-3 850-678-1593www.bayoubookcompany.comOak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville Open: Mon.-Sat. 9-6 Since 1986 P oc ket Dis c! For indoor and outdoor fun!Try out the Back In Stock! (850) 729-0176 1073 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville $675,000.37 acres, 13000 sqft108 Kelly Road, NicevilleCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 $599,0004 beds, 3.5 baths, 3452 sqft261 Sweetwater Run, NicevilleCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 $479,7774 beds, 3 baths, 3224 sqft1055 Roxanna Road, FWBCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 $479,000Waterfront lot, .57 acresLot 26 Gianna Way, NicevilleCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 $244,9002 beds, 2 baths, 1175 sqft48 Marina Cove Drive, NicevilleCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 $250,000Commercial, 2394 sqft109 Kelly Road, NicevilleCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 MEET OUR NEWEST TEAMCATHY ALLEY & TIFFANY HEDGES Cathy Alley (850) 585-2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585-0020$195,0002 beds, 2 baths, 1156 sqft4207 Indian Bayou, DestinCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 $53,000Residntial lot, 1.04 acresLot 28 Genevive Way, CrestviewCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 $220,0003 beds, 2 baths, 1802 sqft109 Azalea Circle, ValparaisoCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 $53,000Residntial lot, .98 acresLot 29 Genevive Way, CrestviewCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 $434,5003 beds, 2 baths, 2385 sqft1417 Rum Still CircleCathy Alley (850) 585 2303 Tiffany Hedges (850) 585 0020 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty is excited to announce that Cathy Alley s daughter Tiffany Hedges has joined the Cathy Alley Team. We are proud to have this mother/daughter team working out of our Niceville location. If you are interested in buying or selling real estate, this home town team is ready to assist. CABLEFrom page A-1 NICEVILLEFrom page A-1 The Niceville City Council approved plans to renovate or replace some homes of some low-income residents.Beacon photo by Mike Griffith

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Page A-4 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 THEBAYBEACON THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith If you support the military, they have to operate somewhere, and you get noise. Theres no way to avoid it. Jim Reese, 71, Niceville, retired It doesn t bother me, but my 8-year-old son has a sensory processing disorder, and loud noises bother him. He usually covers his ears whenever planes fly over. Robbie Jones, 37, Valparaiso, RNWhat do you think about aircraft noise from Eglin Air Force Base?Locations: AICUZ open house at NWFSC campus, and Tom Thumb store in Valparaiso Its not bad where I live. I think that the Air Force has tried pretty hard to minimize noise. Bob Webb, 75, Valparaiso, electrical engineer I don t pay much attention to it, unless Im outside on the phone when planes fly over. Samantha Henry, 55, Valparaiso, stay home mom I live in Crestview and work in Fort Walton Beach, so the noise from Eglin doesn t bother me much. I hear more noise from helicopters going to and from the Fort Walton Beach hospital. Karen Goode, 43, Crestview, medical coder I grew up in Valparaiso, and the aircraft noise never bothered me at all. Jason Crawford, 34, Destin, server What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. The Mid-Bay Rotary Club donated $3,250 Take Stock in Children. The objective of Take Stock is not only to provide scholarships, but to also provide mentors and financial advice. Mid-Bay Rotary presented, along with the support to Take Stock in Children Take Stock Program, Take Stock Student Nigeria George a paperweight with the Rotary s Four Way Test inscribed. Mid-Bay Rotary has been involved with Take Stock in Children for over a decade. Pictured (L to R): Steve Gardner, Mid-Bay Rotary President, Nigeria George, Susan Campbell (Take Stock Representatives) and Cindy Frazier (Take Stock Program Manager).Mid-Bay Rotary donates to Take Stock in Children RAD (Real Athletic Development) FC of Destin coached by Jon Roeckle has won the 16U Championship at the Disney Memorial Day Tournament in Kissimmee/Orlando. During the entire three-day tournament, they only gave up one goal. Pictured Left to Right: Front Row: Penton Garvie, Jacob Dunne (Niceville High School), Andrew Morey (Niceville High School), Aaron Gomez, Joseph Rodriguez, Jefri Mendoza, Corey Chung, Kalob Cooper (Collegiate High School), Zane Keller. Back Row: Ford Kuhnel, Jay Borick, Kenny Medina, Asst. Coach Mario Rodriguez, Adrian Legaspi, Taylor Sapp, Jeremiah "JD" Brown, Hunter Dahlberg, Coach Jon Roeckle, Zachary Rushford.RAD soccer 16U champions

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The Knights of Columbus would like to congratulate Jack Scheidt of Bluewater Elementary School for winning the State Spelling Bee Championships for the 5th and 6th grade division in Kissimmee recently. Jack will attend Okaloosa STEMM Academy as a 6th grader in the Fall. * Stephen Joseph Coelho of Niceville graduated from LaGrange College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management. * Troy University is proud to announce students who completed the requirements for graduation during the spring 2018 semester at the Troy Campus. Local residents who graduated include: Jacob Fiske, Bachelor of Science. Robert Price, Bachelor of Science. Carlton Hedman, Bachelor of Science. Shelby Johnson Bachelor of Science Jessica Holton Bachelor of Science in Education. Madeline Kirkpatrick, Bachelor of Science. * Troy University is pleased to announce students who have been named to the Chancellor's List for the spring semester and Term 4 of the 2017/2018 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0 qualify for the Chancellor's List. Local residents who made the list incude: Leanna Herring Shelby Johnson Austin Leibach and Ashton Priddle * Jeremiah Dotter has received an Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps scholarship to attend the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishments, and leadership abilities, as well as personal interviews. The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees, an annual allowance of $600 for textbooks and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months of each school year that the cadet completes at the host college or university. Upon graduation from the host college and completion of the ROTC program, the cadet receives a bachelor's degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He or she also incurs a military service obligation of four years (10 years for pilots) of active-duty enlistment. Dotter is the son of Jason and Jennifer Dotter of Niceville, and Scott Dotter of Butler, Okla., and grandson of Sandy Dotter and Jack and Jeanette Stone of Clinton, Okla. He is a 2018 graduate of Niceville High School, Niceville. * The Destin Garden Club is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 2018 $1,000 Horticultural Scholarship to Okaloosa County resident, Mr. Matt Steele Mr. Steele graduated from Rocky Bayou Christian School and has completed an Associate of Arts degree at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. He plans to pursue an Associate of Science degree in Plant Science and Agricultural Technology at Valencia College in Orlando in the Fall. * Jennifer Sallman was conferred a doctor of philosophy degree from Columbia University, Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis. A doctoral hooding ceremony was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Dr. Sallman is Managing Director, Strategy and Research at Teach for America and lives in New York City. She is a 2001 graduate of Niceville High School. * Kiera Welch of Niceville has been named to the Deans' List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Welch, a senior political science major, was named to the Dean's List for the College of Arts and Sciences. * Connor Lynch and Jessi Miceli of Niceville have been named to the Samford University dean's list. Samford University releases dean's lists after the close of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Dean's List is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester. * Jacob Brock Troupe of Niceville, a junior majoring in physics, was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester at Clarkson University. Dean's List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 gradepoint average and also carry at least 14 credit hours. * Landyn Lynn Clark of Niceville, graduated from Samford University in recent commencement exercises. Clark earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Physical Therapy from School of Health Professions. Beacon ExpressOUR TOWNWednesday, June 20, 2018 Page A-5 The Kindergarten K4 and K5 students at Rocky Bayou Christian School went to sing at Superior Residences in Niceville recently. The students enjoy singing for the residents several times each year. RBCS sings for Superior Residences Christopher Kelton from Troop 553 in Bluewater Bay completed his Eagle Scout project recently. His project was building three picnic tables and a wooden lawn pump cover to improve the existing picnic area at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Niceville.Eagle Scout completes project Whos NewsE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com Whos News Jack Scheidt Jennifer Sallman Matt Steele

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Boston butt sale Toastmasters club Canning & preserving "Whataguy" story time Democratic womens club Free dental X-Rays Advanced blacksmithing Carwash fundraiser Intro to wood turning Niceville pride walk Stitch-In Family movie Cookbook book club Container gardening Page A-6 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 THEBAYBEACON 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 Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. 1821 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, Florida 32578www.CarriageHills.com REALTOR@CarriageHills.comCALL OUR OFFICE TODAY WITH ANY QUESTIONS. (850) 678-5178Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.The Best Selling Homes in Our Area have One thing in common1451 Hickory Street, Niceville 4/2 1,936 SF $339,900New construction in Bluewater Bay School District. Craftsman style with quartz counter-tops, custom cabinets and slate finished GE appliances with walk in kitchen pantry. Main living area has vinyl plank flooring and carpeting in the bedrooms. Located in close proximity to schools, shopping, Eglin AFB, and Destin. 1501 N Partin Drive #202, Niceville 2/2 1,000 SF $117,900Located in the Oaks in Niceville, this condo has gorgeous vinyl wood flooring throughout the living area. Kitchen has white cabinets with matching white appliances that bring the room together. Master bedroom has large walk-in closet along with a nicely sized second guest room. Conveniently located near Ruckel, Edge, and Niceville schools.11 Southwind Court, Niceville 4/2.5 3,149 SF $489,900Large brick home on the golf course in Bluewater Bay in the gated community of Southwind. Complete interior new paint with new carpet in entire first floor living area and master bedroom. Large kitchen and formal dining room. Spacious master bedroom and master bath on first floor. Large covered porch and oversized garage with storage cabinets and workbench. Registration is now open for the City of Valparaiso s 40th Annual 4th of July Duathlon (5K Run and 200M Swim), Family Fun Run and 3.2K Paddleboard Race. The Duathlon begins at 7 a.m. in Lincoln Park. Arrive at the park by 6:30 for late registration. The free Family Fun Run (one mile) will begin at 8 near the boat launch. At 10 a.m. we will have our 4th Annual 3.2K Paddleboard Race to Tom s Bayou and back. Both the duathlon and the paddleboard race has a $25 registration fee on race day cash/check only. For early registration (before June 22), the entry fee is $20 and the participant will receive an official 4th of July T-shirt. T-shirts on race day will be available on a first come, first served basis. Registration information for all of these events can be found at http://www.valp.org/community/events.html.Duathlon registration FAMILY PRACTICE PHYSICIAN 5SRC is seeking a family practice physician for employment at Eglin AFB. Contact HR at 256-975-0848. AFB. Contact HR at 256-975-0848 Luger 1918 with mag. Asking $850.00. Call 850-217-5830. House cleaning services in Crestview and Niceville areas. Background check and references. Call Cathy at 850-830-5377. The NHS Eaglettes dance team is having a yard sale at NHS on July 14 from 7am-1pm. Money raised goes toward uniforms. Help Wanted Items for Sale Services Yard Sales CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Advertise inAT YOUR SERVICELET THE COMMUNITY KNOW YOUR BUSINESSThe Bay Beacon (850) 678-1080 AT YOUR SERVICE HOME REPAIRVinyl Siding Screen Rooms Crown Moulding Replace Rotten Wood & Screens Door InstallationLic# RX0066839 585-9511 TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Dont be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! 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ArrestsOn June 3 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Chad Edward Early, 32, of 205 Longleaf Court, Niceville, on charges of felony and misdemeanor probation violations. * On June 4 Jeremy Scott Francis, 42, of 13947 State Hwy. 20, W., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on an out of county warrant. He was released on bond on June 6. * On June 4 Shawn Michael McSweeney, 35, of 13947 State Hwy. 20, W., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge of misdemeanor violation of probation. * On June 5 Valparaiso police arrested Melissa Christine Sharpe, 31, of 196 Chicago Ave., Valparaiso, on a charge of knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. During a traffic stop on State Road 85, an officer discovered that Sharpe had a Florida drivers license, but also possessed a suspended drivers license from New York, thus invalidating her Florida license as well. * On June 5 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Charles Russell Tupper, 54, of 205 Reeves St., Niceville, on an out of county warrant. * On June 6 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Jeremy Scott Francis, 42, 1309 Keturah St., Niceville, on a charge of failure to appear for a felony offense. * On June 6 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Leanne Elizabeth Mulverhill, 32, of 3808 Cherrywood Court, Niceville, on a charge of felony probation violation. * On June 7 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Brandon Leon Pratt, 32, of 400 Kazmira Ct., #D, Niceville, on a charge of resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on May 18, in which a police officer responded to Pratts residence to assist emergency medical services personnel, and learned that Pratt had been huffing gasoline and had poured some of it onto the kitchen floor. Upon entering the apartment, which was one of 8 attached units, the officer could smell that the apartment was filled with gasoline fumes, and feared that Pratt might ignite the gas. The officer commanded Pratt to leave the apartment for safety, but Pratt failed to comply. When the officer attempted to remove Pratt from the apartment, Pratt grabbed hold of the countertop, resisting the officers efforts to get them both out of danger. The officer managed to move Pratt to the exit, but Pratt broke free from the officers grasp, then advanced toward the officer in an aggressive manner, swinging his arms and yelling. The officer deployed his pepper spray, and managed to wrestle Pratt to the sidewalk and restrain him. Pratt was then transported to the Twin Cities Hospital emergency room, where he was decontaminated and treated for gasoline inhalation. * On June 6 Niceville police arrested a 15-year-old Niceville boy on charges of battery on an officer, shooting a missile into a dwelling, and criminal mischief with property damage between $200 and $1,000. Officers responded to a local business, where witnesses identified the boy as having fired a gun, later identified as a BB gun, into the door of the business. Police confronted the boy, and placed him under arrest, but he resisted their efforts to put him into a patrol vehicle, declaring his hatred and disapproval towards officers, and at one point kneeing an officer in the groin. * On June 8 Angel Michelle Wilson, 31, of 101 Owen St., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge of felony violation of probation. * On June 9 Valparaiso police arrested Eduardo Gallegos Sigala, 20, of 1982 US-90 HW, DeFuniak Springs, on charges of DUI and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. An officer observed a two-door Ford going 51 m.p.h in a 35 m.p.h. zone, on the Toms Bayou Bridge, and subsequently arrested Sigala on the above charges. * On June 9 Nelson L. Rowely, 66, of 91 North St., Freeport, was booked into the Walton County jail on charges of obstructing without violence, resisting a detention or law enforcement officer, crash involving unattended vehicle or property without leaving ID, and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked.Criminal summonsesOn June 4 Niceville police issued a criminal summons to George Jonathan Harrison, 36, of 508 Popcorn Ave., DeFuniak Springs, on charges of driving while license suspended, first offense, and drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Kia driven by Harrison on South Palm Boulevard. When asked for his drivers license, Harrison said it was suspended. A police database showed that his license had been cancelled in Jan. 2010. Harrison was arrested, and asked if there were any weapons, drugs, or drug items in the vehicle. He said he smoked cannabis and used socket tools for smoking it. An inventory of the vehicle revealed 2 sockets and a smoke pipe end cap, which field tested positive for THC.OtherOn May 23 Valparaiso police responded to an address on Chicago Avenue regarding a theft. A resident reported that someone had removed a bag containing multiple items from his residence. Further investigation by police led to contact with the person who had taken the items, and that person returned them to their owner, who then dropped charges. * On May 23 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Cat Mar Road regarding a reported battery. * On May 26 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on E. John Sims Parkway regarding a reported narcotics misdemeanor. * On May 27 Valparaiso police received a report of a missing license tag. * On May 28 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Pine Street regarding a reported battery. * On May 28 Niceville police responded to the College Park Condominiums, where someones window casing appeared to have been tampered with. * On May 28 Niceville police responded to an address on 46 th St., where a complainant reported that someone had shot an arrow, almost hitting him while outside. Further investigation revealed that the neighbor had been shooting a bow and arrow, and one arrow had gone over the fence, nearly striking the complainant. The bowman apologized to the complainant. * On May 28 Niceville police responded to a church where vandals had climbed on the roof, vandalized some air ducts and the air-conditioning unit, and had removed and destroyed some flags from in front of the church. * On May 29 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Shay-Lin Ct. regarding a vehicle theft. * On May 29 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to a location on State Road 293 regarding a vehicle theft. * On May 31 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Calinda Lane regarding a vehicle burglary. * On June 1 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Cat Mar Road regarding a report of a battery. * On June 1 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Pine Street regarding a report of a battery. * On June 1 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to another address on Pine Street regarding a report of a battery. * On June 2 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office 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. 1181 E. 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Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 8, 2018 through June 17, 2018. 1 Structure Fire19 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn15 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SiTUATION DATE TIME Rue de Palms..........................Alarm activation.....................6/8/18.......................04:21 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Cancelled...............................6/8/18.......................06:41 Reeves St.................................Medical..................................6/8/18.......................15:41 Cedar Ave.................................Medical..................................6/8/18.......................15:58 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Cancelled...............................6/8/18.......................22:51 Kazmira Ct................................Medical..................................6/9/18.......................12:30 S. R. 85.....................................Medical..................................6/9/18.......................18:05 Pine Ct./S. Palm Blvd..............Medical..................................6/9/18.......................20:04 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..................................6/10/18.....................16:43 Coldwater Creek Cir................Alarm activation.....................6/10/18.....................21:22 S.R. 85 N..................................Cancelled ..............................6/11/18......................06:13 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..................................6/11/18......................13:21 Limestone Creek Cv................Medical..................................6/11/18......................20:14 Forest Rd..................................Vehicle crash.........................6/11/18......................22:13 Scott St.....................................Medical..................................6/12/18.....................01:08 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Cancelled...............................6/12/18.....................15:03 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash.........................6/12/18.....................17:10 Honeysuckle Way....................Water problem.......................6/12/18.....................22:32 Redwood Ave...........................Medical..................................6/13/18.....................21:30 Matt Blvd...................................Medical..................................6/13/18.....................23:29 Kazmira Ct................................Cancelled...............................6/14/18.....................02:49 S.R. 85 N..................................Cancelled...............................6/14/18.....................06:41 Red Maple Way.......................Cancelled...............................6/14/18.....................08:03 Whitewood Way.......................Structure fire..........................6/14/18.....................12:17 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Cancelled...............................6/14/18.....................18:49 S.R. 85 N..................................Vehicle fire.............................6/15/18.....................10:32 Surf Lane..................................Service call............................6/15/18.....................21:05 Redwood Ave...........................Medical..................................6/15/18.....................22:32 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical..................................6/15/18.....................22:56 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Water leak..............................6/15/18.....................23:50 32nd Street...............................Medical..................................6/16/18.....................09:53 Kazmira Ct................................Cancelled...............................6/16/18.....................13:33 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..................................6/16/18.....................13:57 S.R. 85 N..................................Vehicle crash.........................6/16/18.....................20:47 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..................................6/16/18.....................21:43 22nd Street...............................Cancelled...............................6/17/18.....................10:21 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..................................6/17/18.....................13:03 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..................................6/17/18.....................13:13 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..................................6/17/18.....................14:07 Weekly Safety Tip: The fourth of July traditionally presents the biggest fire danger to citizens and is the cause of a great number of fires and burn injuries due to fireworks. Fireworks include devices which make an audible effect when set off and unapproved sparklers, skyrockets and firecrackers. The Niceville Fire Department has a Facebook page, check it out! Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire District responded to the following calls from June 8, 2018 through June 17, 2018. Street Situation Date Time E. Hwy. 20................................Assist invalid..........................6/8/18.......................02:26 Meadow Woods Ln..................Dispatched & cnacelled........6/8/18.......................02:40 Meadow Woods Ln..................Dispatched & cancelled........6/8/18.......................09:21 Parkwood Cir............................EMS call................................6/8/18.......................11:49 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................6/8/18.......................13:49 Antiqua Way.............................EMS call................................6/8/18.......................19:24 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................6/9/18.......................06:49 Midbay Bridge..........................Vehicle accident....................6/9/18.......................13:11 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................6/9/18.......................17:49 Regatta Bay Blvd.....................Dispatched & cancelled........6/9/18.......................21:10 Emerald Coast Pkwy...............Detector activation................6/9/18.......................21:17 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................6/10/18.....................12:15 William Faulkner Dr..................Medical assist........................6/12/18.....................08:37 Calinda Ln................................Dispatched & cancelled........6/13/18.....................14:34 Hwy. 20 East............................Good intent call.....................6/14/18.....................11:57 Whitewood Way.......................Building fire............................6/14/18.....................12:17 Whitewood Way ......................Smoke removal.....................6/14/18.....................18:15 N. White Point Rd....................Detector activation................6/14/18.....................20:15 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................6/15/18.....................03:10 Parkwood Pl.............................EMS call................................6/15/18.....................04:30 W. Choctawhatchee Dr............Medical assist........................6/15/18.....................09:22 Bay Drive..................................Medical assist........................6/15/18.....................09:48 Hickory St.................................EMS call................................6/15/18.....................12:31 Windward Ln............................Unintentional transmission...6/15/18.....................20:04 Sardinia Cv...............................Medical assist........................6/16/18.....................00:41 E. Hwy. 20................................Medical assist........................6/16/18.....................07:29 N. White Point Rd....................False alarm............................6/16/18.....................10:17 Highway 293............................Vehicle accident....................6/16/18.....................13:19 Emerald Coast Pkwy...............Dispatched & cancelled........6/16/18.....................18:18 Windward Ln............................Alarm activation.....................6/16/18.....................19:37 Gleneagles Dr..........................EMS call................................6/17/18.....................09:11 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. Valparaiso The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of May, 2018 LOCATION SITUATION DATE TIME Valastics Ave............................Vehicle accident....................5/1/18.......................09:10 S. Bayshore Dr.........................Overdose...............................5/1/18.......................18:56 S. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle accident....................5/3/18.......................13:06 S. John Sims Pkwy..................Sick call..................................5/4/18.......................16:36 S. John Sims Pkwy..................Dumpster fire.........................5/5/18.......................14:19 N. Bayshore Dr.........................Seizures.................................5/11/18......................12:16 W. College Blvd........................Fire alarm..............................5/11/18......................16:57 Kelly Way..................................Assault...................................5/12/18.....................09:21 Valparaiso Pkwy.......................Sick call..................................5/12/18.....................13:55 Glen Ave...................................Smoke investigation..............5/12/18.....................19:29 Hidden Cove Dr.......................Fire alarm..............................5/13/18.....................13:41 Mississippi Ave.........................Seizures.................................5/13/18.....................18:04 Chicago Ave.............................Sick call..................................5/14/18.....................08:47 S. Bayshore Dr.........................Sick call..................................5/16/18.....................00:01 Safe Harbor Cv........................Fire alarm..............................5/18/18.....................09:35 Valparaiso Pkwy.......................Sick call..................................5/18/18.....................23:54 S. Partin Dr...............................Fire alarm..............................5/19/18.....................08:01 Grandview Ave.........................Seizures.................................5/19/18.....................17:02 S. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle accident....................5/21/18.....................17:02 St. Charles Dr...........................Sick call..................................5/21/18.....................11:28 Falcon Trail...............................Fire alarm..............................5/21/18.....................11:59 Davenport Ave..........................Unconscious..........................5/23/18.....................13:13 Washington Ave.......................Sick call..................................5/24/18.....................16:12 N. Hwy. 85................................Fire alarm..............................5/25/18.....................10:11 23rd Street................................Fall.........................................5/25/18.....................10:18 Valastics Ave............................Medical standby....................5/25/18.....................20:06 Government Ave......................Fall.........................................5/27/18.....................04:13 Edge Ave..................................Chest pain.............................5/27/18.....................18:42 Valparaiso Pkwy.......................Powerline down.....................5/28/18.....................12:29 Grandview Ave.........................Seizures.................................5/28/18.....................14:04 N. Bayshore Dr.........................Boat in distress......................5/28/18.....................18:28 Muskegon Ave.........................Breathing problem.................5/28/18.....................23:22 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Fire alarm..............................5/29/18.....................02:32 Edge Ave..................................Fall.........................................5/29/18.....................11:00 Chicago Ave.............................Seizures.................................5/31/18.....................08:05 Summertime is upon us. With hotter weather ahead, it is important to stay hydrated. There are various guidelines that recommend how much water one should drink each day to stay hydrated. Eight 8-oz glasses of water is a generic recommendation ounces. Another recommendation is to divide body weight in half and drink an ounce for each pound lbs equals 100 ounces of water. Children may require an ounce and a half for half of their body weight. Dark urine is a sign that you could be under hydrated. Light yellow indicates proper hydration. Contact the Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department at 729-5410 with any questions or concerns. Our Mission Is Your Safety! THEBAYBEACONWednesday, June 20, 2018 Page A-7 Please see BLOTTER, page A-6

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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. ALL AROUND THE TOWN THEBAYBEACONPage A-8 We dnesday, June 20, 2018Northwest Florida is great place to live, but its sunny, humid summers, windy, rainy winters, and proximity to salt air from the Gulf of Mexico can be tough on the exterior of a home or commercial building. That s where Rhino Shield comes in. Superior products and courteous, professional service make Rhino Shield the preferred choice to protect your home or business. The special Rhino Shield ceramic coating, which lasts longer and protects better than conventional paint, is available for commercial buildings as well as for homes. Rhino Shield did a great job on my home, said Kelly Plantation resident Rick Martinez. They coated our house with Rhino Shield 12 years ago, and today it looks like they just did it. I pressure wash my house about once a year, and it still looks brandnew. Rhino Shield, said Mike Redmond, owner of Rhino Shield Gulf South, is a unique product, ideal for all kinds of surfaces such as wood, stucco, brick, vinyl or cement fiber siding. Rhino Shield ceramic coating offers substantial benefits by creating a layer of protection against the damaging effects of the sun. Rhino Shield offers the benefit of ultra-violet ray reflectivity, Redmond said. Rhino Shield not only aids in the reduction of energy consumption, but also helps resist mold, mildew and staining and increases resale value by eliminating the need to paint every few years. Redmond said, this product also has a 25 year nonprorated transferable warranty, and can be tinted to any color. While Rhino Shield protection is well known for the protection it gives many Northwest Florida homes, Redmond said that it is also useful for protecting commercial structures such as stores, shops, and office buildings. To learn more, contact Rhino Shield Gulf South at (850) 4246829, or on the web at RhinoShieldGulfSouth.com.Advertising Feature Kelly Plantation resident Rick Martinez said his home still looks like new more than 12 years after it was protected by Rhino Shield. A beach house before Rhino Shield. A beach house after Rhino Shield. Rhino ShieldNever paint your home again! 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 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 & GENERAL REPAIRBrakes Water PumpsTiming Belts Struts/Shocks Expert, Certified Techs Detailed Estimates(850)729-6629 Quality Parts Friendly Service The Exchange Club of Niceville continued their great support to Children in Crisis by presenting a $1,000 donation to help feed, clothe and care for the children living at the CIC Children s Neighborhood. The $1,000 annual donation qualifies them as a member of the CIC Kid s Club. Additionally, the membership donated paper products for the CIC foster homes. This is one of the most used items in caring for the children.Exchange Club shows support to CIC Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso is growing. Of 254 clubs the district Niceville-Valparaiso is #5 in growth. Annie Cameron was awarded her ruby-K pin for recruiting 5 new members. Pictured: The induction of our three newest members. Left to right: Kiwanis President Lynn Gauthier who has just been named Lt Governor for District #1. Howard Hill is rejoining Kiwanis after a long absence. Howard is well known from his Okaloosa School Board Membership, PAL Soccer League president, Vietnam POW, husband of Libby Hill, and great storyteller. Walt and Carol Donaldson have been married for 48 years after being pen palls and dating for an extended two weeks. Walt has enjoyed a career in information systems. Carol has long been in the medical systems field and was on the team that established Medicare. Annie Cameron is the sponsor for all three.Kiwanis Club continues to grow 410 Government Avenue, Ste. EF, Valparaiso (850) 729-0004