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The Bay beacon

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The Bay beacon
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Beacon
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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 -- Valparaiso (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Bluewater Bay
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30.516111 x -86.471667 ( Place of Publication )

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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 Police Blotter, page A-3 German-inspired entertainment, as well as food, drink, dancing and children s activities, will be featured at the Oktoberfest.Beacon file photo By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Valparaiso suspended the city fire chief, Mark Norris, on Sept. 19. In a letter to Norris, Mayor Brent Smith wrote, You are hereby immediately placed on paid administrative leave pending a hearing regarding the current state of the City of Valparaiso Fire Department. Under Section 5.4.1 of the Employee Policy Manual, I have lost confidence in your ability to sufficiently guide the fire department in a time of need, Smith wrote. A personnel hearing on the matter by the city commission scheduled for noon Tuesday, Sept. 25, was canceled hours before it was to begin. Meantime, the city appointed Tommy Mayville, Niceville fire chief, to serve in the additional capacity of interim fire chief of Valparaiso. Valparaiso officials did not respond to requests for comment. Norris could not be reached. On Sept. 14, the Beacon was contacted by Chad Lee, a Valparaiso volunteer firefighterBeacon Staff The Mid-Bay Rotary Club will stage its 24th annual Oktoberfest Friday and Saturday in Bluewater Bay. The event, featuring German food, live music, singing, dancing, crafts and childrens activities will take place in the parking lot of the Winn-Dixie Marketplace Shopping Plaza on State Road 20. The festival will operate Friday 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. All profits from the Oktoberfest will be used to support local charities. Rotarians will be serving German bratwurst on the grill and homemade sauerkraut made from an old Bavarian family recipe. They will also offer baked chicken quarters, hot dogs, sodas, and German and American beer. Other food venders will sell kettle korn, funnel cakes, curley fries, cotton candy, nachos with cheese, and deserts. Live entertainment will be provided the Joe Occhipinti German Band, musician Gary There are always a wide variety of activities happening at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Last weekend, patrons took advantage of classes in blacksmithing and watercolors. Visitors also toured the museum to learn about our area's heritage. Pictured: A cotton gin and farm tools are some of the artifacts on display. Kids of all ages can enjoy the schoolhouse area. Watercolor instructor Carol Dickson helps students to create beautiful beach house paintings. Instructor Billy Hay (right) helps a student make an iron nail. A propane-fueled forge is used. Inside the museum, patrons get a glimpse of what life was like in Boggy Bayou in pioneer days. Beacon photos by Paula MimsGemtlichkeitOktoberfest is set for Friday, SaturdayValp. suspends citys fire chiefBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Due to continuing data-processing problems at the agency that collects Florida highway tolls, the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority is in the dark about its traffic and revenue figures for much of the spans peak summer season. Separately, Gov. Rick Scott named two new members to the bridge authoritys governing board. During a meeting in Niceville Sept. 20, the toll spans executive director, Van Fuller, said the Florida Secretary of Transportation has apologized for the delay and the poor performance of his agency in its recent handling of toll collections and traffic counts, and has promised to hold responsible those accountable. Fuller said he expects toll and revenue data for the full summer period of 2018 to become available sometime within the next month. Data-processing problems following a change in computer systems earlier this year by the Florida Turnpike Authority, the state agency that counts traffic on the Mid-Bay Bridge and collects Past is prologue at the Heritage Museum Rocky Bayou Christian School announced its 2018 Homecoming Court. Pictured, bottom to top, from left: Lydia Turner (12th grade), Jenna Lewis (12th), Kayla Polomski (12th), Charlotte Weaver (11th), Brooke Merrifield (11th), Abigail Richmond (9th), Miriam Riches (9th), Madeline Athearn (10th), Caroline Seeling (10th), Jacob Fortenberry (9th), Landon Byrd (9th), Johnny Linn (10th), Aaron Grabinger (11th), Zach Balthazar (11th), Isaiah Dumont (10th), David Fortenberry (12th), Parker Athearn (12th), Adam Mistretta (12th). Coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen will take place Oct. 5 during a football half-time presentation when the Knights take on Aucilla Christian Academy at Meigs Middle School. Please see FESTIVAL, page A-4 Please see BRIDGE, page A-4 Please see CHIEF, page A-4 Fla. DOT computer woes delay bridge data50Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6 Pages, 1 Section, 4 Inserts A+ Painting Advanced Home Repair Bayou Book Co. Bayou Tree Service Best Buy Carpet Carriage Hills Realty CCB Community Bank Century 21 Hill Minger Chef Ernie's at Eglin Golf Course Dermatology Surgery Center Diamond Works Dr. Amber Wiebe E & D Pressure Washing Eglin Federal Credit Union Emerald Coast Boat Club Geico Gulf Coast Dental Gulf Coast Hearing Center Immanuel Anglican Church L'Orange Auto Import Service Lighthouse Therapy Mattress Depot Niceville Family Dental Niceville Insurance Agency Northwest Florida State College Okaloosa County School District Ollie's Bargain Outlet One Hour Air Conditioning Ottesen Family Dentistry Publix Purdy Painting Rhino Shield Ritz Salon Simpler Carpet Smileology Spectrum Painting Summit II In Hair Swift Creek COA Twin Cities Transmission Winn Dixie Rocky Bayou Homecoming Court announced Mark Norris

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850 678 5111 www.nwfsc.edu State College Mini-Term begins October 17Register Now#DesignYourFutureNorthwest Florida State College is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment. For additional information, visit www.nwfsc.edu. Materiales de la Universidad son disponibles en Espaola llamando a la O cina de Admisiones de Northwest Florida State College al 850-729-5205. RISK FREE TRIALNO JOKE! NO GIMMICK! Not sure what a hearing device will do for you? Dont want to make a mistake? At Gulf Coast Hearing Center, we are thrilled to provide you with a TWO WEEK, RISK FREE TRIAL! Hear for yourself the difference it will make with no obligation. Just call 279-4545 for more information. HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICES EXCEPTIONAL SERVICEKAITLYNLOCKEHAS COUPONS Call today for a FREE Hearing Profile4400 Hwy. 20 E., Ste. 211, Bluewater Bay (850) 279-4545 Expires: 10/31/18 Expires: 10/31/18 batteries$3 per packLimit 4by Varta $2,00000All Models & Sizes100% DigitalReg. $2,30000 NERA 2 The Bay Beacon Page A-2 Wednesday, September 26, 2018 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith To properly answer that question, I would need more facts about how the money would be used. Sharon Maxwell, 76, Choctaw Beach, sea turtle monitor As a property owner, youd want them to stay the same. But, if the money would be used for infrastructure to make our neighborhoods better, it might be worth raising taxes a little. Shawna Reed, 37, Bluewater Bay, self-employedShould local governments keep your next property tax bill the same as last year s, raise it, or lower it?Location: Bluewater Bay shopping center It depends on what the money would be used for. Diane Williams, 52, Bluewater Bay, stay-home grandma Keep them the same. Cut costs to balance the budget. Bob Burnet, 75, Bluewater Bay, retired I think they should stay the same. Kaitlin Thomas, 23, Blue Pine Village, stay-home mom Obviously, lower them. Rick Griffin, 71, Niceville, retired What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. 908 S. Palm Blvd. Niceville www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.comProviders for Cigna Savings Plan, Assurant Insurance, and United Concordia Elite Plus Most Insurance Plans Filed RALFP. ZAPATA, D.D.S. TYLERBAKER, D.M.D.729 1223OUR DENTAL MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMReceive the following treatment for one year one price!TWO DENTAL CLEANINGS TWO FLUORIDE TREATMENTS UNLIMITED DIGITAL X RAYS UNLIMITED EXAMS (ROUTINE AND EMERGENCY) PERIODONTAL EVALUATION ORAL CANCER SCREENING INTRAORAL PHOTOS ADDITIONAL DENTAL CLEANINGS, PERIODONTAL THERAPY, AND ALL GENERAL DENTISTRY PROCEDURESREDUCED10%****NO DEDUCTIBLE *NO PREEXISTING EXCLUSIONS *NO YEARLY MAXIMUMSANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES ADULTS: $379 CHILDREN (13 and under): $329 Comprehensive Family Care Advanced Sterilization Techniques Luma Arch Whitening (In Office) Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding Preventative Dentistry Custom Crowns/ Bridges Implant Restoration Gentle Nitrous Oxide Digital X-Rays Dr. Baker and Dr. Zapata Are Accepting New Patients at Niceville Family Dental Center Serving the Local Area for over 25 YearsNO DENTAL INSURANCE? NO PROBLEM

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ArrestsOn Sept. 4 Valparaiso police arrested Sylvia R. Daniels, 41, of 426 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, on charges of driving while license suspended, habitual offender, possession of paraphernalia, and attaching a registration plate not assigned. * On Sept. 6 Niceville police arrested Jeremy James Whitfield, 35, a moving and storage worker and cook, of 724 Government Dr., Niceville, on charges of felony battery, and violating conditions of pretrial release. * On Sept. 8 Valparaiso police arrested Thomas Jay Watson, 39, of Fort Walton Beach, on charges of attaching a registration license plate not assigned, driving while license suspended, first offense, drug equipment possession and/or use, and probation violation * On Sept. 8 Niceville police arrested Charlene Dawn Jones, 37, of 430 Robert Ave., Niceville, on a charge of shoplifting * On Sept. 10 Niceville police arrested Alexander Daniel Vacaflor, 26, of 72 Canal St., Santa Rosa, on charges of marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Sept. 10 Niceville police arrested Amanda Dawn Clampitt, 30, of 1693 Sycamore Ave., Niceville, on charges of driving while license suspended, fourth or subsequent offense, and knowingly driving without insurance. * On Sept. 11 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Donald William Oldroyd, 62, of 109 2nd St., Niceville, on two counts of failure to appear for a felony offense, one count of probation violation, felony, and failure to appear for a misdemeanor offense. * On Sept. 11 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Melissa Christine Sharpe, 31, of 724 Government Ave., Niceville, on charges of using false information to get a drivers license or ID, and perjury/making a false statement. * On Sept. 11 Niceville police arrested David Joseph Janowski, 53, of 173 Turquoise Beach Dr., Santa Rosa Beach, on a charge of driving while license suspended, fourth or subsequent offense. * On Sept. 11 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Adrien Roosevelt Rodgers Jr., 20, of 5205 Charlie Brown Rd., Vernon, on a charge of carrying a concealed firearm. * On Sept. 12 Valparaiso police arrested Michael Jeff Cummins, 46, of 261 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso, on a charge of disorderly intoxication in a public place, causing a disturbance. * On Sept. 12 Niceville police arrested Franklin Edward Page, 35, a framer, of 110 Friar Tuck Dr., Niceville, on a charge of knowingly driving while drivers license suspended/revoked, habitual offender. * On Sept. 12 Niceville police arrested Jeremy Ray Thomas, 30, at large, on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Sept. 13 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Allison Kendall Van Matre, 20, of 920 St. Andrews Cove, Niceville, on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Sept. 13 Niceville police arrested Christian Dewet Viljoen, 34, of 2118 Bayshore Dr., Niceville, on a charge of grand theft of between $300 and $5,000. * On Sept. 14 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Tracy Marie JohnsonBarnett, 37, of 612 29th St., Niceville, on a charge of contempt of court/violating an injunction. * On Sept. 16 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Edward Desmond Moree, 40, of 379 Bayshore Dr., Valparaiso, on a charge of probation violation, felony. * On Sept. 18 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested James Chanley Poland, 21, a business owner and cook, of 1314 Keturah St., Niceville, on charges of resisting/obstructing an officer without violence, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Aug. 22 Niceville police arrested Justin William Lewis, 38, of 793 Dixie St., Crestview, on charges of driving while license suspended, first offense, and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. * On Aug. 22 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Billy Dean Adkins, 38, of 192 Chicago Ave., Valparaiso, on two counts of failure to appear for a felony charge. * On Aug. 22 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Christopher Lee Collins, 34, of 304 Reeves St., Niceville, on two counts of failure to appear for a misdemeanor charge. * On Aug. 22 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Christopher Lee Green, 30, of 105 Harding Rd., Niceville, on charges of giving false owner information to pawn items valued at less than $300, unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, and theft of between $300 and $5,000. * On Aug. 22 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Justin Eugene Lyons, 36, of 408 Bullock Blvd., Niceville, on a charge of probation violation, felony. * On Aug. 22 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Kaelin Elizabeth Ripley, 26, of 1114 27th St., Niceville, on charges of battery causing bodily harm, DUI alcohol or drugs, resisting or obstructing an officer without violence, and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Aug. 22 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Lloyd Allan Showalter, 52, of 200 Spencer Pl., Niceville, on a charge of probation violation, misdemeanor. * On Aug. 23 Valparaiso police arrested Billy Dean Adkins, 27, at large, on charges of criminal mischief with damage between $200 and $1,000, unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and larceny of between $300 and $10,000 from a person 65 years of age or older. * On Aug. 24 Niceville police arrested Robert Dalton Roosa, 22, at large, on char ges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Aug. 24 Niceville police arrested Nicole Marie Medecky, 46, a housekeeper, of 724 Government Ave., Niceville, on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Aug. 24 Niceville police arrested Joey Dwayne Campbell, 41, a mason, at large, on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Aug. 24 Valparaiso police arrested Emily Kishida Hall, 23, of 1029 Alderwood Way, Niceville, on charges of possessing a harmful new legend drug without a prescription, drug equipment possession and/or use, and probation violation. * On Aug. 24 Beverly Ann Thompson, 45, of 131 Sycamore Dr., Freeport, was booked into the Walton County Jail on an out of county arrest warrant. She was released on bond on Aug. 28. * On Aug. 24 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Robert Dalton Roosa, 22, of 311 Kelly Rd., #B, Niceville, on charges of fleeing/eluding police with disregard of the safety of persons or property, driving while license suspended, habitual offender, resisting or obstructing an officer without violence, and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Aug. 24 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested April Anne Shaw, 46, of 200 Spencer Pl., Niceville, on a charge of criminal mischief with damage less than $200. * On Aug. 25 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Marissa Rae Tucker, 33, on charges of failure to appear for a misdemeanor offense, and driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52. All submissions for publication become property of The Bay Beacon.Niceville s NewspaperKaron DeyBookkeeper Cheryle ValentineReceptionistBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeAndrea WolfeGraphic DesignerStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherSara KentMarketing DirectorKatie KillenGraphic Designer Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Sept. 17, 2018 through Sept. 23, 2018. 0 Structure Fires18 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SiTUATION DATE TIME Rum Still Cir..............................Medical..................................9/17/18.....................08:22 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical..................................9/17/18.....................10:32 Woods Dr..................................Alarm activation.....................9/17/18.....................12:50 Coldwater Creek Cir................Medical..................................9/18/18.....................00:30 Fairway Dr................................Medical..................................9/18/18.....................09:48 Roberts Dr................................Medical..................................9/18/18.....................16:54 32nd Street...............................Medical..................................9/18/18.....................19:15 Fire Avenue..............................Medical..................................9/19/18.....................07:06 Bay Breeze Cv.........................Medical..................................9/19/18.....................08:59 Fir Avenue................................Medical..................................9/19/18.....................10:02 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical..................................9/19/18.....................10:05 Wright Cir..................................Cancelled...............................9/19/18.....................18:28 Roberts Dr................................Cancelled...............................9/20/18.....................00:03 College Blvd.............................Service call............................9/20/18.....................07:56 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..................................9/20/18.....................10:25 Bayshore Dr.............................Gas leak................................9/20/18.....................11:25 Persimmon Way......................Medical..................................9/20/18.....................18:01 Ohio Avenue.............................Alarm activation.....................9/20/18.....................18:16 22nd Street...............................Medical..................................9/20/18.....................22:15 Gregory Ave.............................Medical..................................9/21/18.....................09:53 Reeves St.................................Medical..................................9/21/18.....................10:49 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..................................9/21/18.....................20:45 Emmett Dr................................Alarm activation.....................9/22/18.....................10:32 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash.........................9/22/18.....................15:38 Spencer Pl................................Illegal burning........................9/22/18.....................18:08 Kelly Road................................Vehicle crash.........................9/22/18.....................19:42 S. R. 293..................................Vehicle crash.........................9/22/18.....................22:39 Westview Ave...........................Medical..................................9/23/18.....................16:37 Coral Dr....................................Medical..................................9/24/18.....................02:31 Weekly Safety Tip: The Fire Department can t help you unless you can be found. Make sure the number of your house is visible from the street and is in a lighted area so it can be seen at night. The Niceville Fire Department has a Facebook page, check it out! Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire District responded to the following calls from Sept. 17, 2018 through Sept. 23, 2018. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Nelson Point Rd.......................EMS call................................9/17/18.....................09:32 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................9/17/18.....................09:18 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................9/17/18.....................18:19 Oakmont Dr..............................EMS call................................9/17/18.....................19:45 Pine Street................................EMS call................................9/17/18.....................21:10 Canterbury Cir..........................EMS call................................9/17/18.....................23:27 N. White Point Rd....................Medical assist........................9/18/18.....................00:58 Furling Ln..................................EMS call................................9/18/18.....................11:20 E. Hwy. 20................................Dispatched & cancelled........9/19/18.....................03:18 E. Hwy. 20................................Dispatched & cancelled........9/19/18.....................10:21 Pine Street................................EMS call................................9/19/18.....................09:50 Summit Ct.................................EMS call................................9/19/18.....................10:36 Tequesta Dr..............................Vehicle accident....................9/19/18.....................14:45 Merchants Way........................Medical assist........................9/19/18.....................14:28 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................9/19/18.....................16:19 Wright Cir..................................Electrical................................9/19/18.....................18:26 Nimrod Cir................................Fire.........................................9/20/18.....................02:40 Oakmont Cir.............................EMS call................................9/20/18.....................10:40 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................9/20/18.....................14:40 Antiqua Way.............................EMS call................................9/20/18.....................21:42 Merchants Way........................EMS call................................9/21/18.....................07:56 Merchants Way........................Dispatched & cancelled........9/21/18.....................08:37 Cedar St...................................EMS call................................9/21/18.....................16:34 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................9/21/18.....................18:45 Lost Horse Cir..........................EMS call................................9/22/18.....................09:10 Westlake Ct..............................EMS call................................9/22/18.....................09:07 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................9/22/18.....................19:29 Bay Drive..................................EMS call................................9/23/18.....................16:30 Terra Cotta Way.......................Dispatched & cancelled........9/23/18.....................21:46 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 26, 2018 Page A-3 850-678-1593www.bayoubookcompany.comOak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville Open: Mon.-Sat. 9-6 Since 1986 Celebrate your freedomRead a banned book this week!Celebrate your freedom

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who is president of the Valparaiso Fire Department Board, which represents rankand-file Valparaiso firefighters. Listing a variety of issues, Lee said that friction had been growing for some time between Norris and city firefighters. On Sept. 18, a meeting was held at Valparaiso City Hall between Lee, Norris, and Valparaiso Commissioner Jay Denney, whose duties include oversight of the fire department. A Beacon reporter was denied admittance. Mayville said that as fire chief of Valparaiso and Niceville, his objective is to ensure that day-today operations of both departments continue smoothly, and that the safety and property of residents are protected. He said that Nicevilles fire department has a long history of working closely with that of Valparaiso, as well as those of other neighboring communities. CHIEFFrom page A-1 Brent Smith tolls on its behalf, also resulted in motorists with SunPass accounts being billed late, and then all at once, for tolls, resulting in cashflow problems and in some cases customer bank-account overdrafts. Meantime, last week Gov. Scott announced the reappointment of bridge authority governing-board members Gordon Fornell, Dewey Parker Destin, and James Neilson Jr., and the appointment of T. Patterson Patt Maney and Victoria Harker. Maney, 70, of Shalimar, recently retired after long service as an Okaloosa County Court judge. He succeeds Robert Griggs on the five-member bridge authority, for a term ending June 30, 2019. Harker, 51, of Niceville is a former special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She fills a vacant seat for a term ending June 30, 2021. Fornell, 82, of Niceville, was reappointed for a term ending June 30, 2020. Destin, 33, of Destin, a lawyer and member of the Destin City Council, was reappointed for a term ending June 30, 2021. Neilson Jr., 81, of Destin, was reappointed for a term ending June 30, 2019. During the authority meeting in Niceville last week, Fuller told board members that annual inspections of the Mid-Bay Bridge are expected to take place during October. In other matters, authority members decided there was no need to hold the next monthly meeting, scheduled for Oct. 18 in Destin, because of an expected lack of business to discuss and act upon. Thus, the next meeting of the board is scheduled for 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in Niceville. Oktoberfest Come enjoy the 24th annual Oktoberfest in Bluewater Bay. Live music, entertainment for adults and children, arts & crafts, soft drinks, bratwurst, hotdogs, baked chicken and beer. Friday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Market Place near Winn-Dixie on Highway 20, Bluewater Bay. Sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club. All proceeds go to local charities. Free admission. Fish Fry The Niceville Public Library Foundation's annual Fish Fry is coming Thursday, September 27, from 5 p.m.6:30 p.m. at the Niceville Community Center. Be sure to pick up your tickets at the library for $10 each. The meal includes fried mullet, sides and a drink. Dine in or take home. All proceeds benefit the library. Intro to Wood Turning Heritage Alive. Craft Class, Intro to Wood Turning, at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, September 29, class times: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Learn the basic skills of wood turning with instructor Christopher Sandlin, and make your own wooden pen creation. No heavy tools or lifting required. Ages 12-15 may take the class with adult supervision. Students should wear a short sleeve shirt and wear hair pulled back. Space is limited. All supplies are included. Please call to pre-register: 850-6782615. Cost is $66 per student; $61 for Museum Members. Family Fun Day Join us for a fun, complimentary tennis experience for the whole family. There will be games, prizes and more. Tennis is more fun and easier than ever. We have lots of fun for all ages and abilities. Come join the fun at the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center on 9/29/18 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. No tennis experience required. Parents and kids participation. Register on line at CDTfunday.com. For more information, contact Matt Kirkham at 850-897-8010 or m.kirkham@cliffdrysdale.com. Soap Making Heritage Alive. Craft Class, Soap Making, Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Using the coldprocess method and working with lye, students will learn the basics of soap making and make their own 1lb batch of soap to take home. All materials included. Cost is $50; $45 for Museum Members. Space is limited. Please call to register (MC/Visa): 850678-2615. Cooking Class Come and learn plant-based cooking that has proven effective in the fight against cancer and other illnesses. The class meets on Mondays, 5 7 p.m., at Crosspoint, Niceville campus, 214 Partin Drive South, in our Friendship Hall. Cost is $35 for food supplies and $20 for an optional cookbook. Questions, contact Marcella Ruch at marcellarejoice@msn.com. Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at St Pauls Lutheran Church Education Building. No fees dues or weigh-ins. For info, call 1-505-891-4320. TSA Pre signups IdentoGO will roll its newly launched mobile TSA Pre signup RV at Century 21 Hill Minger Agency in Niceville Oct. 8-12. Hours are Monday-Thursday Oct. 8-11, 9 a.m.noon, and 1-5 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-noon. Enrolling in this program speeds travelers moving forward through airport security. Applicants must preenroll. Complete the application and schedule an appointment as soon as possible at universalenroll.dhs.gov. Click on the Pop-Up: Century 21 Hill Minger Agency location when selecting an enrollment center. Mac user group The October meeting of the Mac Users Group will be held on Monday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the NWF State College Student Services Center Rooms 308/9. Apple Photos App Organization, Syncing and Editing will be presented by Eddie Branch. For more information, visit FWBMug.com, or contact Eddie Branch at (850)240-3146 or edbranch105@gmail.com. Divorce Care Group for adults going through a separation or divorce. The class meets Tuesdays, 6 7:30 p.m. at Crosspoint, Niceville campus, 214 Partin Drive South, in Room 800. Cost is $15 for the workbook. Questions, contact Jayne Warner at jwarner@yourcrosspoint.org. Audubon Society Program Beautiful Birds and Bugs of Boggy. Walter Spence and Douglas Buck will present a slideshow of their unique and award-winning photos at this meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. Come experience the presentation that has been hailed as the toast of the garden club circuit. The program will be held Oct. 4 in room 308/309 of the Student Services Building 400 at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville campus. Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact Dave Clausen at (907) 321-3701 for more information. Please visit our website at choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon. Things to see & do Back to Basics is offering a free class on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Niceville, corner of 27th and Palm Boulevard, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Whether you're new to the area or a longtime resident you will enjoy learning about the many beautiful and unique activities in the area. The class will be taught by knowledgeable, Chelsea Prince, who will share her enthusiasm for the Emerald Coast. Schmitz, accordionist Walter Kasprzyk, tap dancers, and the Emerald Coast Community Band. For the children there is a giant slide, bounce house, rock climbing wall and face painting. On Friday night the North Bay Fire District will sponsor its annual Fire Truck Pull contest. Ten-person teams from around the county will compete to see who can pull a fire engine over a marked course in the shortest time. Volunteers from Niceville High Schools Rotary-sponsored Interact Club will help with concessions and food serving. Last year about 8,000 people attended the Oktoberfest. Rotarians sold more than 2,000 bratwurst dinners, which included 150 gallons of sauerkraut, 220 pounds of chicken and 500 hot dogs. 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Freshman Recruit Orientation Group (FROG) Week, which ran recently, marked the transition of more than 200 incoming freshmen, including Payton Watson of Niceville in the Corps of Cadets from civilians to cadets at University of North Georgia, one of six senior military colleges in the nation. FROG Week is a tradition dating back to at least the 1960s at UNG. Retired Maj. Richard Neikirk, assistant commandant of cadets at UNG, said about a third of those participating are completely new to the military experience, while the rest have Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) experience. * Christopher Michael Rhodes, a Bachelor of General Studies (business) is among 616 who completed associate, bachelors or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas in the summer 2018 term. * Rocky Bayou Christian School is happy to announce that Hannah Suh, daughter of Chaplain David and Karen Suh, has been named Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Corporation Program (NMSC). Hannah is among 16,000 Semifinalists in the nation in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship worth more than 431 million that will be offered next spring. The NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Program. Scholarships are underwritten with its own funds and by approximately 500 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSCs goals of honoring the nations scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence. * Stirling Naber of Nice ville successfully earned his flight instructor certificate recently and is now a full time flight instructor at Gulf Coast Aero Adventures. Bob Burnet, also of Niceville, was his designated pilot examiner. Enjoy live OktoberFest music, singing, dancing and arts & crafts atMarketplace Shopping Plaza Bluewater BayROTARY INTERNATIONAL IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. PROCEEDS ARE RETURNED TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH VARIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICES.OPEN TO THE PUBLICFREE ADMISSIONFriday Evening, September 28thfrom 5 pm 10 pm Saturday, September 29thfrom 11 am 10 pmGerman Bratwurst & Sauerkraut, Chicken & Hotdogs German Beer & Sodas 40 Vendors Selling Food, Arts & Crafts Giant Slide, Bounce House, Rock Climbing Wall for Kids Fire Truck PullLIVEMUSIC& ENTERTAINMENT!Joe Occhipinti German Band Musician Gary Schmitz Tap Dazzlers Accordionist Walter Kasprzyk Emerald Coast Community Band Face Painting Bring the Entire Family & All Your Friends Sponsored by 24THANNUAL Celebrate the End of Summer GULFCOASTDENTALSteven G. Robinette, DDS (850) 897-9600 4566 Hwy 20 East Ste 108 Niceville, FL 32578 gulfcoastdental.comDo You Have Receding Gums? Show signs of GUM Recessions?Only a Pinhole Academy Certified Dentist can offer this New Breakthrough Technique! NO Scalpel, Sutures, or Grafts! A Minimally Invasive Treatment for GumRejuvenation! 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From left: Mary Jane Ross, CIC BoD, Lesley Lowrey, CIC Office Manager, Ken Hair, CIC President and CEO, Dr. Judy Manning, CIC Neighborhood Operations Director, Allie Noah, CIC Development Director, Connie Fasano, CIC Finance Assistant, Laura Moore, CIC Volunteer and Events Director, Sharilyn Darnell, CIC Founder and BoD, Kitty Johnson, CIC BoD/past Chair. Wine auction gives $200k to CIC The Northwest Florida State College Foundation held its Annual Board Installation and Recognition Reception recently, to recognize new Foundation officers and directors, thank past directors and highlight some of the Foundation s many accomplishments within the last year.College Foundation hosts annual board installation reception Enrolling in this program keeps travelers moving forward through airport security by eliminating the need to remove light jackets, shoes, belts, laptops and compliant liquid during the airport screening process.TSA Pre enrollment event IdentoGO will roll its newly launched RV in Century 21 Hill Minger Agency in NicevilleOctober 8-12, 2018 Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM1350 E. John Sims Pkwy. 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In a game that saw an uncharacteristic number of turnovers for Niceville, the Eagles were able to hold off a tenacious Champagnat Catholic (Haileah, FL) team to come away with a 16-10 victory last Friday night at Eagle Stadium. With Niceville down by seven at the half, Niceville finally got on the board with a one-yard touchdown run by quarterback Will Koch with 5:37 left in the third quarter. Champagnat Catholic got on the board again with a field goal in the fourth quarter, but a 32yard touchdown run by TJ Pope with less than six minutes to go, put Niceville up for good. Pictured: TJ Pope scampers up the sideline in the third quarter. Head Coach John Hicks meets with the team after the game. Pope had 168 yards rushing and 47 yards receiving on the night. This Friday, the Eagles will be in Fort Walton Beach taking on the Vikings at 7:00 p.m.Beacon photos by Paula Mims Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Page A-6 & GENERAL REPAIRBrakes Water PumpsTiming Belts Struts/Shocks Expert, Certified Techs Detailed Estimates(850)729-6629 Quality Parts Friendly Service ALL AROUND THE TOWN Call Today!678-1977 We would like to welcome Victoria to our team! 101 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Tues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2 Evening Appointments Upon Request RedKen Color & Products Kenra Haircare ProductsFULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men The Niceville Eagles swim team proved just how powerful they are by sweeping the dual meets held in Destin on Saturday. Both the boys and girls went 4-0 as they competed in dual meets against Fort Walton Beach, Milton, Rocky Bayou, and South Walton. Pictured: Niceville swimmers gather to encourage their teammates during the boys 500-yard freestyle. Inset from left: Will Luciano swims in the boys 200-yard individual medley. Ashley Robinson during the girls 200-yard medley relay. Niceville has one final meet of the season on October 6th in Destin starting at 2:00 p.m. before the district swim meet on October 26th at the University of West Florida. Beacon photos by Paula MimsNiceville sweeps meet Ruckel Middle School s volleyball team celebrated their 12th win of the season last Wednesday with a 25-14 and 25-15 straight set win over Davidson. Pictured: The team chants, "What's your favorite color baby? Black and Gold!" This celebration is a team tradition after every win. Emily Barker (l) and Harmoni Carswell (r) both attempt a dig. The Rams look to continue their winning streak on Wednesday, September 26th when the Destin Marlins come to Ruckel (JV 4:30, Varsity 5:30).Beacon photos by Paula MimsRams volleyball team remains undefeated Eagles take down Champagnat Rocky Bayou needed four sets to defeat John Paul II (Tallahassee) last Thursday. The Knights, currently ranked fifth in the state in 3A volleyball, won the first set 25-23, but the Panthers won the second set 27-25. Rocky Bayou closed out the last two sets 25-17 and 25-23. Picuted: Block party. The team celebrates getting a point off of a block in the first set. Inset: The Rocky Bayou student section celebrates the victory over John Paul II. The 13-1 Knights' next home game is on October 4th against North Florida Christian at 6:00 p.m. Beacon photos by Paula MimsRocky Bayou defeats John Paul II Botox$8.99 PDO Thread lift for brow lift, facelift, jowl lift, and neck lift PDO smooth threads for collagen stimulation and wrinkle reduction Kybella for chin fat reduction Botox Fillers Neck BotoxExpires: 10/3/18min 35 unitsper unit