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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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30766158 ( OCLC )
sn 98001910 ( LCCN )
1097-6469 ( ISSN )

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Beacon Staff The Florida Department of Health issued a health advisory for Toms Bayou in Valparaiso due to a sewage spill Monday. About 60,000 gallons of raw sewage gushed from a manhole for about 90 minutes after a municipal wastewater pump failed early Monday just west of the Hidden Cove townhomes on the north side of the bayou, according to a city report on the mishap. At least some of the sewage flowed into the bayou, according to the health department. The city said a cleanup has been completed. The city of Valparaiso began water quality monitoring and testing in the wake of the accident. Once satisfactory results are achieved, the health advisory will be lifted, the health department said. Valparaiso Public Works Director Nathan Kelley said the spill occurred when a pump failed and an automated alert system failed to sound the alarm in time for the resulting overflow to be averted. Kelley said the fault has been corrected and that $60,000 has been added to next years city budget for related electrical upgrades. The city is complying within the regulatory measures and practices of cleaning up the area and water quality monitoring, Kelley said. There have been 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 Okaloosa County has begun a process that may result in a new transit operator, in the face of complaints about the existing system. Beacon photo By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Depending on your political views, Donald Trump Jr., eldest son of President Donald Trump, may or may not be a brilliant business or political leader, but he did stay at the local Holiday Inn Express during his recent visit to Niceville. Of all hotels on the beach in Destin and Fort Walton to choose from, Trump Jr. and his Secret Service stayed at our very own Holiday Inn Express in Niceville, said Colleen Smith, director of sales at the Niceville hotel, in a recent conversation with the Beacon. We were very lucky to have him, said Tushar Patel, who owns the Niceville Holiday Inn Express with his wife, Reema. It was an honor to have him at our property. Trump Jr. was the headline speaker at an Aug. 2 political rally in Niceville for two Republican candidates: Dist. 1 Congressman Matt Gaetz, and gubernatorial hopeful Ron DeSantis. The first hint that Trump would be staying at the Holiday Inn Express came on July 24, said Smith, when the Florida Highway Patrol called to ask her to set aside 26 rooms for state troopers. The patrol did not state the reason forBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission moved toward seeking a new contract to provide public transportation services throughout the county. The current contractor, which has been the object of service complaints, sharply disputed the move, warning that increased costs would come of it. The plan, which the commission initiated Aug. 7, calls for a county committee to draft a request for proposals, which would then be approved by commissioners, and to solicit bids from companies interested in providing public transportation, both through scheduled bus service and on-demand door-to-door service for people who are transportation-disadvantaged. The new plan follows a long history of struggles by the county to provide tax-subsidized public transportation at a cost it can afford. The current county transit system provides regular, scheduled bus routes among stops throughout the county. The service is largely used by people who, for one reason or another, are unableThe new school year began on different days for different students. At Rocky Bayou Christian School, Niceville, students returned Aug. 8, while at Bluewater Elementary School and other public schools in the Okaloosa County School District, classes began Monday. Students who arrived by bus were met by teachers and staff members, who gave directions and answered questions. Some students arrived early, brought by their parents. Kathy Chlebowski, a first grade teacher, greeted Kimberli Sarsfield, and her student Callen Sarsfield. A school resource officer was on hand to help provide safety and security at Bluewater Elementary. Jennifer Drinnon, a classroom assistant, and student Lexi Johnson waited as more schoolchildren arrived. Handshakes abounded as students, often accompanied by parents, found their classrooms and met their teachers for the new school year. Michelle Strickland, a second grade teacher, snapped a first-day picture for the Phillips family: Heather Phillips (a fourth grade teacher), Blair Phillips, and their students Carter and Macy. Meantime, student Ella Allard and Becky Miller, a fifth grade teacher, were anxious to start the day.Beacon photos by Mike GriffithOkaloosa may seek new transit servicesNiceville hotel hosted Trump Jr.By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Bran McAllister and Diane Kelley, the two candidates for the District 5 seat on the Okaloosa County School Board, spoke during an Aug. 6 forum in Bluewater Bay, sponsored by the Niceville Republican Women, Federated. The District 5 seat is held by Melissa Thrush, who did not run for a third four-year term. The race will be decided Aug. 28. Early voting starts Aug. 18. McAllister stressed his background as a 1974 distinguished graduate of the Air Force Academy, Air Force F-15 instructor pilot and squadron commander, systems engineer and mathematician, business leader, and university instructor in strategy, leadership, management, and politics. He holds degrees in mathematics, history, engineering administration, and a Ph.D in applied management. Kelley, who has a doctorate in education as well as multiple certifications in various aspects of education and management, stressed her more than 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher, school principal, strategic planner, and private consultant to school systems. Candidates were asked what are the most important things thatSchool bells ring countywideWhile lodging at the Holiday Inn Express in Niceville during his visit to the city in early August, Donald Trump Jr. paused for a photo with hotel owners Reema and Tushar Patel and hotel sales director Colleen Smith. Courtesy photo Please see TRANSIT, page A-3 Please see SCHOOL, page A-2 Please see TRUMP, page A-3 School board hopefuls speak50Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8 Pages, 1 Section, 4 Inserts Bran McAllister Diane Kelley Sewage fouls Toms BayouA city pump breakdown sent raw sewage into Toms Bayou, Valparaiso. Beacon photo Please see BAYOU, page A-3

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The Bay Beacon Page A-2 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 students should learn in the school district. McAllister said the school district should strive for excellence in education, to prepare students for either college or for a trade or vocation after graduating high school. To do this, he said, the district should emphasize three priorities. Academic experience Exposure to extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs, and other activities that would give students experience in leadership, cooperative effort, and personal development. Values. McAllister said that he is pleased that In God We Trust is now being posted in schools throughout Florida. Kelley said the school district should emphasize civic education, and that she appreciates the extra attention that the state of Florida is now giving to it. She said she looks forward to a time when students will be as excited to get their voter registration cards as they are to get their driver licenses. Candidates were also asked how to restore public trust in the school district in the wake of recent scandals involving mismanagement and abuse of some students. I am passionate about integrity, said McAllister. Recalling his experiences with the Air Force Academy honor code and the oath he took as a military officer, he also quoted Bluewater Bay resident Howard Hill, a former school board member and former POW during the Vietnam War, who had resolved to live honorably so as not to tarnish the honor of fellow prisoners. McAllister said that he has always been faithful to God, to my 42-year marriage, and to telling the truth. He is married to Carolyn McAllister, principal of Plew Elementary School. Kelley said the process of restoring the school districts reputation will take longer than it took to undermine it. Research has shown that it will be a process, she said. Kelley said that she has been a principal at three schools, and a loyal public servant under seven school superintendents. She said that she has always made it clear to her students that I will go to the mat for you. She also cited her Christian faith, saying, I live under grace. Both candidates were asked how the school district should manage the interface between public schools, charter schools, private schools, religious schools, and homeschooling. Kelley replied that some charter schools serve a niche that we cannot, such as helping special needs students and those on the autism spectrum, and that I believe in partnering where we can. She also said that Collegiate High School, a charter school operated by Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, helps to contribute to the Okaloosa School Districts overall A rating. McAllister said that Charter school are public schools under state law, even though they operate with greater independence than regular public schools. He said that such schools offer choice and competition to traditional schools, forcing the traditional schools to raise their game. He added, however, I am nervous diverting money from traditional schools. Candidates were also asked why many high school football coaches are paid significantly more than high school science teachers. McAllister said that in many cases, coaches are hired through a different contracting process than academic teachers. Nevertheless, he said, such pay disparities do raise an issue concerning the actual priorities of the school system. Kelley said that there has been a problem in some school districts in hiring top level administrators, because potential school administrators know that they could make more money by accepting a coaching job than by working as a teacher, administrator, or principal. She said such pay disparities may have to be addressed, especially as the Okaloosa School District must prioritize funding to include needed improvements to school infrastructure and safety, as well as academic activities. SCHOOLFrom page A-1 in the Bluewater Bay area! Zoned Business Retail (County designation) with 100' frontage parallel to Highway 20 and adjacent to the Hampton Inn, this property offers great visibility and easy access to the public. So many possibilities to develop your thriving business! $120,000!LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler1@gmail.comwww.nicevillekw.com 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated.BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY...4402 Ansley Drive

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to drive their own cars to and from work, shopping, and other daily activities. The county also provides ondemand, door-to-door transportation to the elderly, disabled, and others who may require direct transportation to and from medical appointments or other activities. The county has found it difficult to offer both services efficiently and at a reasonable cost to taxpayers, especially the door-todoor transportation, which has been plagued with missed or late pickups and other complaints from clients. According to a report given to commissioners by county Purchasing Director Greg Kisela, The County is currently under a five-year contract with Maruti Fleet and Management LLC to provide comprehensive transit services. This contract expires on September 30, 2020, but can be terminated early, for convenience, by providing 30-day written notice. In July, after receiving numerous complaints about transit service, the commission tightened its supervision by creating a county transit department and began searching for someone to manage it. As you know we continue to struggle to provide the services required by our customers, Kisela told the county commission. As a result, we are recommending developing a request for proposals (RFP) to determine a more effective service delivery method to meet the needs of our customers who depend on these critical services on a daily basis. The solicitation for these services would not preclude Maruti from competing for this revised scope of work. To accomplish this we recommend using the Transit Co-op Board to assist in the development and review of a RFP for these services, he said. The following are the members of the Transit Co-op Committee: Skip Overdier, City of Destin; Carolyn Ketchel, Okaloosa County Commissioner; Dick Rynearson, Mayor of City of Fort Walton; Elizabeth Roy, City of Crestview; Williams Schaetzel, City of Niceville; Jean Hood, Mayor of Cinco Bayou. Kisela also recommended to commissioners that the new RFP, rather than seeking a single contractor to run the entire county transit system, should include the option of using private sector taxi companies and/or ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, particularly as a means of providing door-to-door transportation in what may be a more cost-effective and efficient manner that can be done with a single contractor. Ron Mack McElhose, general manager of Maruti Fleet & Management, attended the county commission meeting and disagreed with plans to issue the mid-contract RFP. He provided a letter to the county commission which stated, in part, We believe that if the county is seeking to issue a new RFP due to budgetary concerns, we can almost guarantee that you will see your costs go up. If you are looking to issue an RFP because of so-called deficiencies in service, we can assure you that complaints will never go away, no matter who provides the service, and there is not one company in this industry that can guarantee you that they will provide 100 percent on-time performance, McElhose stated, Maruti agrees that we have had issues in the past, and we work diligently to make the necessary corrections, he said. We believe that both concerns, budgetary and performance, are being addressed by Maruti and the following initiatives provide evidence of such improvements, McElhose said. We only ask that we are provided the opportunity to allow these initiatives to ensure to see the long-term effects that you are looking for. no reported cases of illness. The city takes the health and safety of our citizens very seriously and every effort is being made to ensure this isolated incident is resolved immediately. Contact with waters contaminated with human waste presents health hazards, and may cause gastro-intestinal and other diseases, according to the health department. Anyone who comes into contact with the affected waterway should wash thoroughly, especially before eating or drinking. such a large number of officers coming to Niceville, and Smith thought they might be congregating for a training exercise. However, the FHP soon changed its mind and decided to house its officers, who were indeed detailed to the Trump rally, at the Quality Inn, also in Niceville. The Highway Patrol found a cheaper rate at the Quality Inn, said Smith, but that turned out to be lucky for us. Because the FHP lodged elsewhere, the Holiday Inn was left with enough available rooms when a second phone call came on July 30, this time from the U.S. Secret Service requesting 15 rooms, including one for Trump Jr. and the rest for Secret Service agents. She was able to quickly fulfill their request. When I asked the Secret Service representative who was coming, said Smith, she would not tell me specifically, but said that I could probably find out by checking local news reports. Smith did so, and soon realized that Donald Trump Jr. would be staying at the Holiday Inn for a campaign engagement at nearby Northwest Florida State College. In addition to the president, Secret Service agents protect members of the presidents immediate family. The Secret Service started arriving on Monday, July 30, Smith said, with a total of 14 agents in house plus one room reserved for Trump Jr., under an assumed name, of course. Smith said Trump spent Aug. 2 fishing out of Destin before going to the rally at the college that evening. The state troopers were in our parking lot, which some of the locals had noticed, and the Secret Service men were in the windows and hallways, she said. Smith said she met briefly with Trump during his stay. I had meant to ask him about how his fishing trip in Destin had gone earlier that day, Smith said, but when I met him, I went nearly speechless, but I did manage to ask him to pose for a photo. According to Smith, Trump said that he likes Northwest Florida, and looks forward to visiting the area again. The Patels said that in case of a future visit, they hope to have their new Holiday Inn & Suites ready to accommodate him. The new facility, they said, will be a four-story hotel, with suites that will offer more luxurious accommodations than the Holiday Inn Express. It is under construction in Niceville at the former site of Tisas Friendly Inn. A restaurant and shopping center are also being built at the site, Smith said. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, August 15, 2018 Page A-3 Replace a few teeth instantly!GULFCOASTDENTALSteven G. Robinette, DDS (850) 897-9600 4566 Hwy 20 East Ste 108 Niceville, FL 32578 gulfcoastdental.com With Mini Dental Implants your Dentist can provide you with a simple, gentle, non-surgical procedure to replace your missing teeth. Restore the attractiveness of your smile at a much lower cost than the larger older style implants. Smile with confidence in one short visit! Call Today! 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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Mark Nickel, 49, Warner Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, aerospace engineerWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. TRANSITFrom page A-1 TRUMPFrom page A-1 Colleen Smith BAYOUFrom page A-1 Donald Trump Jr., flanked by Secret Service agents, mixed with the crowd during a Republican campaign rally Aug. 2 in Niceville. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith

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Art Exhibit Local Color Artists Club is exhibiting artwork at the Niceville Public Library from August through September 2018. Artists from the Niceville based group are sharing their creations in a variety of mediums and topics from beginning to advanced levels. Wall sized pieces and table-top works using mixed media, batik, oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, encaustics, charcoal and photography can also be viewed and enjoyed through August. English Class First Baptist Church of Niceville is offering English as a Second Language class every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. New students should arrive at 6 p.m. for registration and a brief interview. First Baptist Church is located at 622 Bayshore Dr. For more information, call 850-678-4621. Ten meals in ten The Friends of the Niceville Library are delighted to present Chef Warren Caterson, who will share ten delicious entrees that you can prepare in 10 minutes using items you probably already have on hand. Chef Warren will also have his cookbooks available for purchase and author signing. This free program will be held at the Niceville Community Center on Saturday, August 18 at 10:30 a.m. For more information please call the Library at 279-4863 x1504. Intro to Blacksmithing Intro to Blacksmithing, with local blacksmith, Billy Hay, August 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m, at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. 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. 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. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirt required. Limited Space. Pre-registration required. Cost is $85 per student; $80 for Museum Members (all supplies included). Call to make your reservation: 850-678-2615. Basket Weaving Popular instructor, Carol Dickson will teach students to make a Braided Basket, Saturday, August 18 at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Students will be learning a new skill, experience an age-old tradition, and create something uniquely yours. The cost is $50 ($45 Museum Members) and includes all materials. Space is limited. Register today: (850) 678-2615 or, visit the Heritage Museum at 115 Westview Avenue in Valparaiso. AQUIFERious art exhibit Northwest Florida State College and the Mattie Kelly Arts Center are pleased to announce the upcoming gallery exhibit, AQUIFERious. This exhibition will run from August 20November 2, in the McIlroy, Holzhauer and Corridor Galleries. AQUIFERious is curated by Margaret Ross Tolbert, and is based on her award-winning book by the same title. The exhibition will juxtapose Tolbert's dramatic, large-scale springs paintings and eloquent poetry with contributing artists' and scientists' photographs, videos, cartography and writings. The exhibition will feature contributions from Margaret Ross Tolbert, Jill Heinerth, Eric Hutcheson, Mark Long, Tom Morris and Georgia Shemitz. The galleries are open MondayFriday from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to most Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage and Sprint Theater performances. For more information about the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, contact KC Williams, Director, at (850) 729 6044 or artgalleries@nwfsc.edu. Computer Fundamentals Valparaiso Goodwill Career Campus Training Center will be providing a free Computer Fundamentals training class to anyone who is interested on August 21. Class will be from 9 a.m. Noon. Participants will learn the history of computers, basics of computer security, and how to navigate computers quickly and effectively. Participants will also learn how to manipulate windows, how to cut, copy, and paste, identification, and using the recycle bin. This is a hands on class so participants will be completing exercises during the class session. We have limited seating so you must reserve your spot. Call 850729-8690 to register. Located at 143 N. John Sims Pkwy. Pollinators Paradise The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold Pollinators Paradise Home School Friday for students and their families, Friday, August 24, 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Students will learn about pollinators and their importance to our environment and food sources. Plus they will learn about photosynthesis, the rain cycle and make their own bird feeder. The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida offers STEM related home school programs that meet the Florida standards for education grades K-6. Pollinators Paradise, is a fun and engaging experience students will remember for a life-time. Pre-registration is required. Please call to register 850-678-2615. No walk-ins please. $10 per student; ($8 per student for Museum Family Members)(1) parent free per family; $3 each additional adult. Mosaics Create your own unique design in a two-part Mosaics Class with instructor Kathleen Nehus, Saturday, August 25 and September 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. You may bring your own memento to incorporate into the mosaic to give as a gift or keep for yourself. The fee is $40 or $35 for Museum Members. All materials are included. Space is limited. Please call to register MC/Visa: 850678-2615. Square Dance Open House A free Square Dancing Open House for Beginners/Returning Dancers will be held at the Crosspoint Church Fellowship Hall on two dates: Monday, August 27 and Monday, September 10, from 67 p.m. We will be closed Monday, September 3 due to the Labor Day holiday. We are offering these two free class nights for you to check out how much fun square dancing can be. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Dancing is good for the body and the mind, not to mention the fun you can have and the friendships you can make. Stick around to watch the experienced dancers and fellowship with new friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. New classes will begin on Monday, Sept. 17 with our caller Berlon Graham at 6 p.m. Contact Susan Shearer at 850-582-9497 for more information. Financial Fitness Valparaiso Goodwill Career Campus Training Center will be providing a free Financial Fitness training to anyone who is interested on September 6. Class will be from 5 p.m.8 p.m. This will be a crash course in financial management to include basics such as checking and savings accounts and more complex management tools such as budgeting and credit scores. This class will conclude with a discussion about how this knowledge can help in the home buying experience. There is limited seat availability so if you are interested please call 850-729-8690 to register. Located at 143 N. John Sims Pkwy. Make Sleeping Mats Back to Basics is hosting a class on making sleep mats for those in need. These sleep mats are made by crocheting strips of plastic grocery bags. Please join us if you know how to crochet and would like to help in this service project. If you don't already know how to crochet we can teach you. Lots of help is also needed in preparing, flattening and cutting the bags to make "plarn" (plastic yarn). Sleep mats provide a comfortable cushion for homeless people to place blankets or sleeping bags. Because they're made of plastic, they're easy to clean and use in wet conditions without water seeping into the sleeping bag. They also help keep plastic out of landfills. We will be meeting to make the mats Thursday, September 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints corner of 27th and Palm, Niceville. Please bring plastic grocery bags, size 10 or larger crochet hooks, scissors (and if you have them rotary cutter, large plastic ruler and cutting mat). Everyone is welcome to attend. We are collecting plastic grocery bags now for a community service project on September 6, making sleep mats for the homeless. If you have any bags to donate please drop them off at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the corner of 27th and Palm in Niceville on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Wednesday evenings between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Car, truck & motorcycle show The 26th Annual Emerald Coast Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be on Sept. 8 in Niceville at the Mullet Festival Grounds. Gates open at 8 a.m. Early registration is from 8 a.m.-Noon and awards at 3 p.m. Spectator parking and admission are free. Cars, trucks, rat rods, antiques, motorcycles, foreign, old or new, modified or stock, all welcome. Pre-registration entry $25 and day of show registration $30. People s Choice awards and Best of Show. Food and drink available. Registration and vendor information can be found at www.nwfmodelaandtclub.com or call Herb at 850651-1074. Page A-4 Wednesday, August 15, 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 Community Prayer RallyNicevilleStrong, a community prayer rally aimed at bringing together families, local churches and community resources is scheduled for August 16, 6:30 p.m. in the Niceville High School Auditorium. The second annual event aims to address growing pressures on todays students and communities including addiction, mental health issues and violence. Featuring an evening of music, prayer, testimonies and speakers, NicevilleStrong is open to the public as a free event. Included on the agenda will be pastors from local churches, school and law enforcement officials as well as families and students who will share their experiences and offer inspiration to others. Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. 1821 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, Florida 32578www.CarriageHills.com REALTOR@CarriageHills.com (850) 678-5178Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.The Best Rental Homes in our area have One thing in commonAddress Beds / Baths Square Feet Rent per mo. Niceville: 1714 23rd St.4 / 2 1,400 $1,275 1697 Glenwood Ct. 3 / 2 1,764 $1,675 65 Marina Cove Dr. 3 / 2.5 1,814 $1,825 124 Meadow Woods Ln. 3 / 2 1,879 $1,850 1654 Northridge Rd. 4 / 2.5 2,299 $2,500 #135 The Oaks 2 / 2 1,000 $1,150 Valparaiso: 413 Andrew Dr. 3 / 2.5 1,558 $1,125 1277 Bayshore Dr. 4 / 2 1,850 $1,850 Miramar Beach: 71 Alex Ct. 3 / 2 1,302 $1,600 Crestview: 101 Claire Dr. 3 / 21,146 $1,000 CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY WITH ANY QUESTIONS. 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ArrestsOn July 24 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Kedreem Deshown Andrews, 31, of 151 West North Ave., Crestview, on a charge of contempt of courtviolating an injunction. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on May 10. * On July 27 Niceville police arrested Hidie Lorene Ham, 41, of 109 Sasser St., Niceville, on a charge of shoplifting. Ham had been seen in Walmart, concealing several items in her purse and switching price tags on others before attempting to leave the store without rendering proper payment for the items. Total value of the items taken was $80.14. * On July 28 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Ty Dillan Rich, 18, of 1126 Pin Oak Cir., Niceville, on charges of battery on an officer or firefighter, and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. * On July 30 Valparaiso police arrested Abdullah Mohammed Tatum, of 1052 #B, MLK Avenue, Crestview, on a charge of driving while license suspended, habitual offender. An officer ran a computer check on a 2008 Chevy four-door, and learned that the registration had expired. During the subsequent traffic stop, Tatum, the driver, told the officer he was taking his girlfriend to the hospital, and that she was suffering from stomach cramps and was nine months pregnant. Tatum was extremely cooperative and forthcoming, adding that his drivers license was currently suspended. A police database indicated that the license had been suspended or revoked several times during the past few years. * On July 31 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Michael Alexander, Kabaci, 27, of 10 Quail Ct., Freeport, on a charge of shoplifting. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on July 2, in which Kabaci had been seen in Walmart switching price tags on items and attempting to leave without paying the proper prices. The total value of the items taken was $134.79. * On July 31 Amber Elise Dale, 32, of 360 Chicago Ave., Valparaiso, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge of violation of probation, felony. * On Aug. 1 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Evelyn Isabel Brechler, 18, at large, on a charge of battery causing bodily harm. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on July 4. * On Aug. 1 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Katherine Renee Dooley, 24, at large, Niceville, on a charge of probation violation, felony. * On Aug. 1 Jillian Ruth Fleet, of 55 Palmetto St., Freeport, was booked into the Walton County jail on charges of drug equipment possession and/or use, and possessing a controlled substance without a prescription. She was released on bond the following day. * On Aug. 2 Jack Cranford, 43, of 406 Greenwood St., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge of violation of probation, misdemeanor. He was released on bond 15 minutes later. * On Aug. 4 Niceville police arrested Dion Eric Duarte Jr., 27, of 218 Hudson Cir., Niceville, on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, and drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer made a traffic stop on a 2003 Nissan Sentra for a burned out headlight. Duarte gave permission for a search of the vehicle, which revealed suspected marijuana which field tested positive, two vape pens containing butane hash oil, and four pieces of chocolate candies containing marijuana, as well as a glass pipe and some rolling papers. The suspected marijuana field tested positive for THC. * On Aug. 4 Niceville police arrested Jacqueline Marie Donahue, 60, of 6187 Rose Ln., Crestview, on charges of driving while license suspended, fourth or subsequent offense, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, and drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer made a traffic stop on a Kia Soul with an extinguished headlight. During the traffic stop, the officer noticed that the tag decal was expired, and confirmed this through a police database, which also revealed that Donahues drivers license was suspended, and that she had four prior convictions for driving while license suspended or revoked. An inventory of the vehicle revealed several glass pipes and several jeweler bags of suspected marijuana which field tested positive for THC. Also found was a small jeweler bag containing a light brown powder which field tested positive for fentanyl/heroin. * On Aug. 4 Niceville police arrested a 16-yearold boy on charges of marijuana distribution and drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle seen driving up and down the road and parking with its headlights off on Goldenrod Court. Upon arrival, the officer found a 1997 Toyota Camry with an occupant in the driver seat. The 16-year-old boy was found hiding on the floorboard of the front passenger side. The driver gave permission for a search of the car, at which point the boy told an officer, Just take me to jail. I have drugs in my bag. Its less than 20. The boy gave consent for a search of his backpack, which revealed 9 grams of marijuana in a plastic sandwich bag, a package of jewelers bags, and a small digital scale. The suspected marijuana field tested positive for THC. * On Aug. 4 Valparaiso police arrested Christal Ann Huntzinger on charges of unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, and drug equipment possession and/or use. 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 Aug. 6, 2018 through Aug 12, 2018. 0 Structure Fires11 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire4 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire1 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 2 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SiTUATION DATE TIME 21st Street................................Medical..................................8/6/18.......................08:07 Cedar Ridge Way....................Medical..................................8/6/18.......................11:23 Woodlow Rd.............................Medical..................................8/6/18.......................17:47 19th Street................................Unauthorized burn................8/6/18.......................19:17 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..................................8/6/18.......................21:02 N. Partin Dr...............................Alarm activation.....................8/7/18.......................02:03 Pine Court................................Medical..................................8/7/18.......................03:20 Pontevedra Ln..........................Medical..................................8/7/18.......................05:42 Niceville Ave.............................Cancelled...............................8/8/18.......................09:07 22nd Street...............................Cancelled...............................8/8/18.......................17:13 N. Palm Blvd............................Vehicle crash.........................8/8/18.......................17:32 S.R. 85 N..................................Good intent............................8/9/18.......................08:02 Arrowhead Way.......................Alarm activation.....................8/9/18.......................11:16 Kelly Rd....................................Medical..................................8/9/18.......................12:33 Coconut Palm Cir.....................Unauthorized burn................8/9/18.......................18:57 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash.........................8/10/18.....................08:44 Twin Cities Blvd........................Overheated motor.................8/10/18.....................10:09 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..................................8/10/18.....................17:03 S.R. 85 N..................................Vehicle crash.........................8/11/18......................00:21 Mulcahy Cir...............................Medical..................................8/11/18......................11:43 Kendrick Ln..............................Medical..................................8/11/18......................14:38 S.R. 123....................................Vehicle crash.........................8/11/18......................21:02 Bullock Blvd..............................Medical..................................8/11/18......................22:08 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Cancelled...............................8/12/18.....................12:28 Bayshore Dr.............................Vehicle extrication.................8/12/18.....................23:31 Weekly Safety Tip: Football season will be starting soonthere will be large crowds in and around the stadium and a lot of traffic after the game. Be sure to use the pedestrian crosswalks to cross. The Niceville Fire Department is there for your safety and protection. The Niceville Fire Department has a Facebook page, check it out! Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire District responded to the following calls from August 6, 2018 through August 12, 2018. Street Situation Date Time Hwy. 20/Bluewater Blvd...........Vehicle accident....................8/6/18.......................09:01 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................8/6/18.......................20:54 Grenada Way...........................EMS call................................8/7/18.......................03:47 Washington Ave.......................Medical assist........................8/7/18.......................04:25 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................8/7/18.......................05:51 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................8/7/18.......................07:11 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................8/7/18.......................07:12 Emerald Coast Pkwy...............Dispatched & cancelled........8/7/18.......................15:12 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................8/7/18.......................15:22 Otterlake Cv..............................EMS call................................8/7/18.......................19:56 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................8/8/18.......................01:26 N. White Point Rd....................Medical assist........................8/8/18.......................02:46 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................8/8/18.......................03:45 Merchants Way........................Dispatched & cancelled........8/8/18.......................13:13 N. White Point Rd....................Detector activation................8/9/18.......................04:21 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................8/9/18.......................03:45 Crystal Beach Dr......................Good intent............................8/9/18.......................09:33 E. Hwy. 20................................No incident found..................8/10/18.....................10:05 Twin Cites Blvd........................Building fire............................8/10/18.....................10:09 E. Dominica Cir........................Public service assist..............8/10/18.....................20:11 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................8/11/18......................11:10 Merchants Way........................Medical assist........................8/11/18......................10:57 Calinda Ln................................EMS call................................8/11/18......................19:07 N. White Point Rd....................Vehicle accident....................8/11/18......................19:46 N. White Point Rd....................Medical assist........................8/12/18.....................02:42 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, August 15, 2018 Page A-5 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. 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Beacon ExpressOUR TOWNPage A-6 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Martha Marti Ann Wilkinson1949-2018 Marti Wilkinson, age 68, of Crestview Fla., passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2018. Marti was born on August 1, 1949, on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to Aubra and Merle Williamson. The youngest of three children, Marti grew up in Niceville, Fla. She married and moved to Wichita Kan., where her two beloved children were born. There, she graduated from high school, obtained her Cosmetology License, and worked as a hair stylist. She returned to Niceville with her family and worked at the HUD Housing Authority, OWJC, Troy State Eglin Branch, and Civil Service at Eglin AFB and Duke Field. Marti moved to Birmingham with her husband, Kevin, when he obtained a job with UPS. They later relocated in Homer, Alaska, where she opened a Bed and Breakfast. This was her long time dream, and it overlooked three glaciers, so she named it, The View. After several years in Alaska, she and Kevin returned and settled back in Crestview, Fla. She was married to her husband, Kevin, for 36 years. Their love of travel took them to Alabama, Alaska, and back to this area. Her family meant everything to her and she cherished every moment spent with them. Martis family, faith and friends were the most important things to her in this life. She also had a love for animals and cared for many dogs, cats and even wild chickens. Her adoptions gave many homeless animals a wonderful life. As a excellent cook and a gifted story teller, she could usually make any recipe and have others laughing out loud. Marti is preceded in death by her parents, Aubra and Merle Williamson; and brother, Chubby Hudson. She is survived by her husband, Kevin; son, Craig (Jennifer) Baccadutre; grandchildren, Colleen Stec, Alexis, and Sophia Baccadutre; daughter, Julie Baccadutre (Darryl Frazier); brother, Jimmy Hudson (Bunny); niece, Cindy Campbell (Jerry); niece, Tona Brown (Jason); her son, Cameron; nephew, Ched Hudson (Lori); his children, Keian and Savanna; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Life Open House will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive North, Niceville Fla. Come and join us for the celebration. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Greater Vision Church by check or money order and send to: Greater Vision Church, 431 Bryn Athyn, Mary Esther FL 32569, or the charity of your choice, in Martis honor. You may also express condolences to the family and sign a guest book at the Open House. Life TributesE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com Martha Ann Wilkinson Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso recently inducted four new memebers. From Left to right: Sponsor Gloria Mayo and new member Terri Steadman. Terry is a retired special education teacher specializing with the visually impaired. To Terry's left is Lynn Gauthier, Kiwanis President. Tom Birrittier is the next new member. Tom spent 26 years in the Gulf oil fields upgrading and maintaining electronic controls on platforms and pipe lines. He is now the Division Manager for Spacebox Storage in Niceville and the soon to break ground site in Crestview. Annie Cameron is the sponsor for both Tom and Joe Cobb (to her left). Joe is a retired USAF crew member from B-52s and EB-66s. After his flying career Joe joined the Civil Service analyzing intelligence. He now volunteers with Crosspoint church and sits on the Visioning and Planning Board for the City of Valparaiso. The last new member is Mary Conrad. Mary has spent a lifetime supporting her husband's USAF career and raising their children. Now retired, she is devoting her energy to Niceville's Sharing and Caring as the organization's Vice President. Mary's sponsor, Toni Hunter, is to her left.Kiwanis inducts new members Rhonda Faulk and the Certainty Home Loans staff have been steadfast supporters and are great ambassadors for A Bed 4 Me. A recent Year to Date donation check was presented to the cofounders of A Bed 4 Me. Pictured from L to R: Rhonda Faulk, Ginger Davis, Diane Freeman and Sarah Young. Not pictured is Anna Mitchell of Certainty.Certainty Home gives to A Bed 4 Me Please send coupon and payment to: The Bay Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578 For more information call (850) 678-1080 or info@baybeacon.comOnline for 1 year: $52.00 Online: Every week, a download link to an Adobe Acrobat PDF of the latest newspaper will be sent to the e-mail address you provide. In just minutes, youll receive a crisp, searchable, printable replica of the paper, with all stories, photos and ads. Windows & Mac compatible. A great way to get the paper if you live or work out of town, or take a vacation! Or give a gift subscription to a loved one!Name: Phone: E-mail (please print clearly): Address: By Mail for 1 year: $104.00 (Prices include any applicable sales tax.) Its where you live. Its where you work. Its where you play.Subscribe Today!

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Donald Brechtel of Niceville was one of 163 Citadel cadet-athletes named to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Brechtel was a member of the 2017-18 Citadel football team. The Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll consists of student-athletes at member institutions who achieve at least a 3.0 grade-point average for the academic year while being a member of the final squad list during their sport's traditional season. Recipients must have been eligible to compete throughout the entire academic year. * Rocky Bayou Christian School graduate Mary Leanne Brannon has been selected as the McDonalds McScholar of the Year and has been awarded a $5,000 National Employee Scholarship. The McDonalds Archways to Opportunity program provides education benefits to highly driven and motivated company leaders and brand ambassadors. Mary was recognized by Chris Kempczinski, President of McDonalds USA for her academic achievements, her involvement in multiple community service projects, her strong leadership skills, and her outstanding service to McDonalds customers. Mary will be attending the College of Engineering at the University of Florida this fall. She will also continue to work for McDonalds in her spare time. * Donna Holman of Niceville has been named to the Chancellor's List at Troy University for the summer semester/Term 5 of the 2017/2018 academic year. The Chancellor's List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0. * Steven Anderson of Niceville has been named to the Provost's List at Troy University for the summer semester/Term 5 of the 2017/2018 academic year. The Provost's List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who have a grade point average of at least 3.65. * Troy University is pleased to recognize students who completed the requirements for graduation during the Summer Semester and Term 5 of the 2017/2018 academic year. Local residents who gradated include: Trenton Edwards of Niceville, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Antonia Poate of Niceville, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The Summer Semester includes graduates from the Troy, Ala., campus. Term 5 graduates include students at TROY's campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Ala., along with teaching sites outside of Alabama and online. Beacon ExpressOUR TOWNWednesday, August 15, 2018 Page A-7 CALM Org. Inc, Crisis Aid for Littles and Moms, got their own fixer upper recently, thanks to the huge effort of volunteers from Mission Northwest (MNW). For four days, Crosspoint United Methodist Church in Niceville and MNW provided the students and CALM volunteers provided the excitement and huge smiles of thanks.CALM gets a make over Mid-Bay Rotary donated $500 to Niceville-Valparaiso-Choctaw Beachs Sharing and Caring. Its Mission is to coordinate community efforts to meet emergency needs of families in the Niceville-Valparaiso-Choctaw Beach area. Pictured L to R: Claire Jones, President of the Niceville-Valparaiso-Choctaw Beach Area Sharing and Caring; Dave Swanick, Mid-Bay Rotary Vice President; Jack McAlister, One of the Founders of the Niceville-ValparaisoChoctaw Beach Area Sharing and Caring; and Art Rosenbaum, Mid-Bay Rotarian and Sharing and Caring Volunteer.Mid-Bay Rotary donates to Sharing and Caring The 2018 Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Chapter DH-FL Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Mary Brannon, a 2018 graduate of Rocky Bayou Christian School. Mary was selected for this $1,000 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and her potential for future success. She is attending the University of Florida in the fall. Gathered to celebrate Mary s award at a luncheon in her honor in July are: Marcia Wolff, Joanne Jones, Melissa Pearce, Mary Brannon; her mother, Susan Brannon; Jane Rinell, Joyce Brand, and Jill Hglund.P.E.O. scholarship awarded Recently R.W. Oscar Ferrell, Robert Anderson and Wayne Jones from the Okaloosa Masonic Lodge #312 presented Edge Elementary's newest teacher Meghan Ryan with a check for $200.00 to purchase supplies for her classroom. The men who represented Lodge 312 said it was the desire of the Masons to help some of the newest teachers in Niceville and hopefully ease some of the expenses of starting a classroom. Pictured are left to right Oscar Ferrell, Principal Dr. Samantha Dawson, First Grade teacher Meghan Ryan, Robert Anderson. Attached is their name tags as well for spelling purposes.Masons aid new teacher Recently the Valparaiso Garden Club elected its 2018-2019 officers. Pictured left to right: President Kat Spieker, Marie Harrison 1st Vice President, Gaye Baltz 2nd Vice President, Ann Hamann Treasurer, Beth Wilson President Emeritus, Doris Deming Recording Secretary, Lydona Miller Corresponding Secretary, June Jones Publicity Chairman, Daiquiri Champion Parliamentarian, Scotta Farmer Historian, Mary Lee Morris Chaplain Valp. Garden Club elects new officers Whos NewsE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com Whos News Mary Brannon Is PAYING for Hearing AidsNICEVILLE HEARING CENTER1001 College Blvd., W., Bldg. 2 (850) 678-3277www.NicevilleHearingCenter.comDESTIN HEARING CENTER4012 Commons Dr. W. (850) 830-0376www.NicevilleHearingCenter.comFORT WALTON BEACH HEARING CENTER36 Eglin Pkwy. N.E. 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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. ALL AROUND THE TOWN THEBAYBEACONPage A-8 Wednesday, August 15, 2018Dr. Olivier Broutin and his team at Smileologyan implant, cosmetic and family dental practiceprovide superior dental care and smile makeovers using the latest technology and techniques in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Patients are made to feel like family from the moment they arrive. One advanced smile makeover procedure offered at Smileology is dental implants. An upcoming informative discussion on dental implant techniques with Dr. Broutin is scheduled at the NicevilleValparaiso Chamber of Commerce on August 30 at 3 p.m. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Dr. Broutin will discuss various dental implant options. He will also be available to answer questions. Special offers will be available only for event attendees. Please call 850-629-6819 for more information or to reserve your spot at the discussion. Of the over 200,000 dentists in the United States, Dr. Broutin is one of fewer than 100 dentists nationally who has his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and has achieved the status of Diplomat in the International College of Oral Implantology (DICOI). DICOI is the highest honor in the field from the largest implant academy in the world. He is also a Misch Fellow and a graduate of numerous post doctorate training curriculums. He is a leader in his field and has trained and lectured with the best implant surgeons in the world. While his credentials and expertise are rare and impressive, it is his compassion and passion for dental care and the community that really set Dr. Broutin and his team apart from other dentists. It is Smileology s vision to exceed patient expectations in every way possible. They provide the best quality dental care, which is complemented by the very best customer service on a daily basis in a state of the art facility. Smileology is also actively involved in local community outreach, speaking at local schools, sponsoring many charitable causes, and hosting educational seminars. We are able to show people what their dental implant options are and change their lives. We use art and science to take a patient from a smile they dislike to one they love by creating their perfect smile, said Dr. Broutin. He continued, with our onsite lab, we can complete many treatments in one day. Dental implants are an excellent option for patients who have lost some or all of their teeth, or for those who may be in danger of losing teeth in the future due to gum disease or decay issues. Implants are titanium posts inserted into the bone where the tooth s root used to be. Because titanium is biocompatible, it fuses with the bone and becomes a part of the patient s mouth, simulating a tooth root. This process keeps the bone living and stimulated. It prevents further tooth loss and keeps your face youthfully supported. A dental implant can replace one tooth or a full set of top and bottom implants can be securely attached to these titanium posts in one of his top proceduresthe fixed implant bridge. Wake Up with Teeth has quickly become one of Dr. Broutin s most popular procedures. Because he is also a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Broutin has the unique ability to plan both the surgery and the final smile design. The procedure replaces the problem teeth and the IV sedation that his team provides creates a relaxed experience. Since your jaw, teeth and bones have individual characteristics, Dr. Broutin uses CT scans for precise implant measurement and 3D visualization to fully understand the structure of each person s jaw. Combining his expertise and advanced equipment, he is able to locate the best bone structure, check for bone loss, and choose the ideal implant placement sites for the patient. Through this procedure we take implant dentistry a step above, said Broutin. We take teeth out and the same day put teeth in. We provide our patients with IV sedation and they wake up with teeth. Dr. Broutin is accepting new patients. Appointments for evaluations and consultations are available on weekdays and may be made by calling 850-897-4488.Advertising Feature Smileology s Dr. Olivier Broutin is one of fewer than 1% of dentist worldwide with his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and his Fellowship in the Misch International Implant Institute. He is also a Diplomat in the International College of Oral Implantologists, which is the largest implant academy in the world. As a sought-after dental implant instructor, he regularly attends and instructs at live seminar trainings nationally and internationally including training other dentists in all phases of dental implants. Wake Up with Teeth at SmileologyCompassionate Dental Care and Cosmetic Smile MakeoversTMTM Dr. Olivier Broutin The Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperThe Bay Beacon& Beacon Express 1181 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.com & 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 The 7th Annual Pin Fish Grand Nationals at Bluewater Bay Marina Complex was held recently. The Tournament requires teams to consist of two persons: one licensed fisherman and one angler 15 years old or younger. The teams had exactly one hour to fish anywhere inside Ward Cove on Rocky Bayou. 1st Place team, Caleb and Timmy Hicks with Tournament Director and Weigh Master Ryan Hinely Big Fish Winner: Caleb Hicks. 2nd Place Austin and Chris Goshorn with Tournament Director Ryan Hinely. 3rd Place Taylor and Jason Sallee with Tournament Director Ryan Hinely.Pin Fish Grand Nationals winners * On Aug. 5 Valparaiso police arrested Robert Matthew Perry, 23, of 725 Powell St., Niceville, on charges of attaching a registration license plate not assigned, driving while license suspended, second offense, petit theft, 2nd degree, first offense, and drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer stopped a Chevrolet four-door with inoperable tag lights on John Sims Parkway. A police database indicated that the registration plate was stolen. Perry told an officer that he did not have a license, that he possessed marijuana, and that the license plate was not good. A search of his person revealed 16 grams of marijuana, and a search of the vehicle revealed a digital scale.Criminal summonsesOn July 30 Niceville police issued a criminal summons to Sydney Marie Pena, 19, of 3100 Border Creek Rd., Crestview, on a charge of marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. Police stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz, in which Pena was the front seat passenger, for expired registration on Matt Boulevard. During the stop, an officer smelled marijuana, and a subsequent search revealed suspected marijuana in an apron found in the trunk. Pena told police that the apron belonged to her, and the suspected marijuana field tested positive for THC. Pena also gave officers a marijuana cigarette which she had concealed. * On Aug. 3 Niceville police issued a criminal summons to Amanda Leigh Adams, 32, of 1029 Juniper Ave., Niceville, on charges of marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, drug equipment possession and/or use, and violation of nonresident requirements for a drivers license. Police made a traffic stop on a pickup truck on Poplar Place after observing that the driver, Adams, was not wearing a seatbelt. During the stop, Adams became argumentative and would not open the glovebox when the officer asked her to look for the registration. The officer requested consent to search, which Adams refused. However, a free air sniff by a police dog produced a positive indication for drugs, and a subsequent search yielded 3.47 grams of a green leafy substance which field tested positive for THC. Adams told police that she had no idea the marijuana was in her vehicle. She gave officers a South Carolina drivers license, but stated that she has been living in Florida since March.OtherOn July 30 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Bond Circle regarding a fraud other than credit card. * On Aug. 1 Niceville police received a report from a man who said that he had been punched in the mouth at the Niceville Farmers market. The man was one of two vendors who had gotten into a dispute over the placement of tents as they were setting up for the farmers market on the morning of July 28. * On Aug. 1 Niceville police responded to Lions Park where a 5year-old had been bitten by a German shepherd. The child suffered two small puncture wounds, but was not seriously injured, and the dogs owner told police that the animal is up-todate on its shots. BLOTTERFrom page A-5