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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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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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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Members of the Niceville Republican Women, Federated were addressed Oct. 1 by former Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, who joined them for dinner and a discussion about the 12 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution that will be on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot. Following his service as Okaloosa Schools Superintendent and as a state senator, Gaetz recently served on Floridas Constitution Revision Commission, which placed the measures on the general election ballot for a final decision by voters. Gaetz outlined each of the proposed amendments, and discussed pros and cons of each. The assent of at least 60 percent of voters is required to enact changes to the state constitution. Amendment 1: This amendment increases the homestead tax exemption on Florida homes from a maximum of $50,000 to a maxT 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 50Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6 Pages, 1 Section, 4 Inserts IdentoGO this week is offering enrollment in the federal TSA Pre program in a mobile signup operation at the Century 21 Hill Minger Agency, Niceville, weather permitting. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon, and 1-5 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 11, and 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Oct. 12. Applicants should preenroll at universalenroll.dhs.gov. Click on the pop-up Century 21 Hill Minger Agency location when selecting an enrollment center.Beacon photo Niceville's Crosspoint Church Pumpkin Patch was the setting for Walton County Animal Shelter's second annual Pumpkins and Pups adoption event Saturday. The shelter brought 10 dogs and two kittens to the event, and local Marines volunteered their time to help. According to shelter volunteer coordinator Patty Weingartner, some 187 dogs and cats currently reside at the shelter, all seeking their forever home. Pictured: Dellilah has been at the shelter 146 days, the longest of all the animals brought to the event. Scott Seward, one of the Marine volunteers, with one of the dogs up for adoption. Beacon photos by Paula MimsProposed amendments on state ballot reviewedBy Cynthia Richardson Beacon Correspondent The East Niceville Fire District has finalized its budget and tax rate for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. Meeting Sept. 20 at the East Niceville firehouse on 27th Street, the board approved the year's budget at $1,329,949. They also approved to keep the current millage rate of 3.0176 mills. Both measures passed unanimously. This budget is about $150,000 more than that for the 2017-18 year. The carryover from last year's budget is nearly $300,000. Both ordinances were read aloud before being passed, in accordance with the law. The tax rate, also called the millage rate, refers to the amount levied per $1,000 of taxable property value. For instance, at the proposed rate, a property valued at $200,000 for tax purposes, after exemptions, would end up paying $603.52 in fire district taxes. This figure does not make up the entirety of a given owners property taxes. Owners are also subject to other taxes with various millage rates outside of the fire district, such as county and school levies. Pups meet pumpkins Please see BALLOT, page A-4 Fire board approves millage, budgetTax rate is unchanged By Cynthia Richardson Beacon Correspondent Students and job seekers alike flocked to Northwest Florida State College's Career Day Event Thursday. There they met representatives of employers of all stripes, as well as college recruiters. Juniors and seniors were bused in from area high schools to take part in the event on the colleges Niceville campus. Exhibitors took up four sidewalks outdoors, and the inside of Building 410, which was so crowded with students and employers that there was barely room to walk. The exposition drew high school students, college students, and others. The college itself sponsored tables highlighting a variety of departments, including math, science, nursing, and radiography. The graphics and drafting department conducted demonstrations using a 3D printer. The science department sponsored a large, inflatable rubber brain that couldCollege expo highlights jobs Please see EXPO, page A-4 Police work and medical professions were among careers represented at Northwest Florida State College s Career Day last week.NWF State College TSA Pre signups offered A+ Painting Advanced Home Repair Ashley Home Store Bayou Tree Service Best Buy Carpet Carriage Hills Realty Dermatology Surgery Center Diamond Works Dr. Amber Wiebe E & D Pressure Wash 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 Insurance Northwest Florida State College One Hour Ottesen Family Dentistry Publix Purdy Painting Rhino Shield Ritz Salon Simpler Carpet Smileology Spectrum Painting Summit II In Hair Twin Cities Transmission Winn-Dixie The East Niceville Fire Districts millage rate for the current fiscal year will be the same as last year s.Beacon photo Don Gaetz

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THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith Auburn. All of our children went there. We did not. Kathy Hodges, Bluewater Bay, nurse Alabama. Im a third-generation Alabama alumnus. Grover Nile, 63, Niceville, retiredWhats your favorite football team?Location: Oktoberfest Thats easy. The Pittsburgh Steelers. Bill Freund, 67, Bluewater Bay, retired Air Force The Niceville Eagles. Local pride! Jeff Ryan, 27, Eglin Air Force Base, military Auburn for college, and the New Orleans Saints for pros. Im taking my wife to her first Auburn game tomorrow. Rob Richards, 33, Mossy Head, federal corrections officer The Gators. They play well, and that s where Gatorade was made. Max Pryor, 10, Bluewater Bay, Bluewater Elementary School student Dog Park closure The Niceville Dog Park will be closed from Thursday October 11 until Thursday October 25 for Mullet festival preparation and cleanup. Leashed pets may be walked on the perimeter road during this time, but as always please keep them off of the sports fields. Art display The Local Color Artist Club of Niceville is displaying their artwork at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast on the 2nd floor gallery until October 31. There are over 25 paintings in Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, and Pastel. Most are for sale. For anyone interested in art, we meet the first Friday of every month at the Rocky Bayou Country Club at 11:30 and have a meeting and lunch. For further information, call Lou Kaunzinger, 850-897-1456. Garden Club meeting The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will have their next meeting on Thursday, October 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse on Bluewater Boulevard. Our speaker will be David Gordon who has been an Okaloosa County Master Gardener for over 14 years and his topic of discussion will be on Wildflowers. Bring a friend, stay for lunch with us. New Members are welcomed. You dont have to live in Bluewater to join. For further information, call President Donna Lassiter, at 897-4778. Senior Citizens Club The Senior Citizens Club monthly meeting will be October 11 at 1 p.m. at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. We invite you to come play bingo, meet new friends and eat lunch. We will be having pork tenderloin and au gratin potatoes. Please bring a covered dish to share or pay a $5.00 food fee. For more information, call 850543-0860. Rummage sale Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd, Niceville. Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, 7 a.m. Noon. Furniture, clothing, books, plants, jewelry, electronics, kitchenware, housewares, paintings, baked goods, new gift items and collectibles. Christmas Shoppe. Trash and treasures and something for everyone. Patent medicine Bring a sandwich and take your lunch break at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida for History Sandwiched-In, an informal education program. You've probably heard the term "patent medicine" or "snake oils" before, and maybe even seen the outlandish ads and astonishing claims made for these "medicines" but what were they really? What is their story? How did they become so popular and widely consumed? Learn all about "Patent Medicine" with Cat Nolan on October 12 at 12 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please call to 850-678-2615 reserve a seat. Fish fry Niceville American Legion Post 221, 444 E. John Sims Parkway will be hosting a fish fry on Friday, October 12 from 4-7 p.m. The plate includes fish, fries and coleslaw for $8.00. You can also purchase fish only for $9.00/pound. Public is welcome. Hocus Focus Join us, October 13 at 2 p.m., for an afternoon of magic and illusion with Kevin Spencer. This sensoryfriendly performance of is designed to create an experience that is welcoming to all families including those with children with autism or with other developmental or intellectual disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. Admission for this event is free, but donations will be warmly accepted. For more information, call 850729-6000 or visit us at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. Old NHS reunion The annual reunion of the Old Niceville High School is scheduled for October 20 at the Niceville Community Center. Students, teachers, spouses and guests (anyone who attended the school from 19291952, even for one day) are invited to attend. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. for the gathering followed by a catered buffet dinner beginning at 4 p.m. The cost is $14 per person. Mail your check and the names of those attending to be received by October 15. Mail to Old Niceville High School Reunion, 938 West Choctawhatchee Drive. Bring memorabilia of your school days and activities if you wish. Call 850-897-2085 for further information. CALM open house CALM open house is Tuesday, October 16 from Noon 3 p.m. at 201 Redwood Ave, Niceville. CALM is a teaching facility that can house 4 single moms and their children age 6 and under. These families will live here rent-free for 9 months while learning valuable life skills. Page A-2 Wednesday, October 10, 2018 THEBAYBEACON 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. OUR GUARANTEEDeciding to purchase hearing devices can take years. Once you finally do, you want to be satisfied. 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ArrestsOn Sept. 23 Niceville police arrested Miles Glover Braswell, 25, of 7 Eula Dr., Niceville, on a charge of resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on May 23 in which police responded to a report of a disturbance. When police arrived, they found Braswell, who was intoxicated and approached them in an aggressive manner. When police attempted to take him into custody, Braswell tried to pull away from the officers, who forced him to the ground and handcuffed him. * On Sept. 25 Patrick Ocain Moriarity, 30, of 1007 Forest Rd., #204, Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge of violation of probation; misdemeanor. * On Sept. 25 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Justin Dewayne Bates, 30, of 13726 Highway 20, Niceville, on a charge of driving while license suspended, habitual offender. * On Sept. 25 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Darrel Dwight Ganey, 49, of 157 Winfield St., Niceville, on charges of driving while license suspended, habitual offender, and probation violation, misdemeanor. * On Sept. 25 Niceville police arrested Megan Lynn Frazier, 20, a sub sandwich maker, of 86 Live Oak St., #3, Choctaw Beach, on charges of trespassing after warning, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Sept. 26 Niceville police arrested Jordan Haley Flint, 18, of 151 Marsh Dr., Freeport, on a charge of drug equipment possession and/or use. Also arrested was a 16-year-old boy, on a charge of marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. * On Sept. 26 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Shannon Elizabeth Yeary, 32, of 1437 Cat Mar Rd., Lot B, Niceville, on charges of unarmed burglary of a structure without a person inside, and larceny of between $300 and $5,000. * On Sept. 27 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Jason Christopher Mason, 38, of 321 Saint Andrews Dr., Niceville, on charges of driving while license suspended, habitual offender, and resisting/obstructing an officer without violence. * On Sept. 28 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested a 15-year-old Niceville girl on charges of simple assault with intent or threat to do violence, and battery on an officer. An officer interviewed the girl at Okaloosa Academy, about consuming and providing alcohol to students riding on the bus to school. The girl appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, and admitted to drinking vodka. During the interview, the girl became began yelling profanities and banged her hands on the desk. She pushed the officer and struck him with her knee. * On Sept. 28 Valparaiso police arrested Joseph Charles Xuereb, 50, of 1961 Jessica Way, Navarre, on charges of possession of cocaine, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, and drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer observed three vehicles in the parking lot of Florida Park 52 minutes after the parks 10 p.m. closing time. One of the vehicles, a yellow Ford Focus, attempted to depart, so the officer made a traffic stop to investigate. The officer spoke with Xuereb, the driver, and his passenger, and observed that Xuereb had slurred speech, pinpoint pupils, was sweating profusely, and that his pants were unzipped. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed suspected cocaine and marijuana, both of which field tested positive. * On Sept. 29 Niceville police arrested Stanley Wade Skipper Jr., 29, of 405 Nathey Ave., Niceville, on a charge of felony battery. * On Sept. 29 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Nakia Gayle Stubblefield, 33, of 1008 Everglade Dr., Niceville, on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and drug equipment possession and/or use. * On Sept. 30 Niceville police arrested Lloyd Allan Showalter, 52, of 200 Spencer Pl., Niceville, on a charge of felony battery.OtherOn Sept. 24 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Corsica Cv., regarding a vehicle burglary. * On Sept. 24 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Harding Road, regarding a report of battery. * On Sept. 24 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Mississippi Avenue, regarding a report of battery. * On Sept. 24 Niceville police responded to an address on 15th St. regarding an apparent burglary. * On Sept. 24 Niceville police responded to an address on Crystal Lane regarding a report of suspicious activity. A caller told police that a male and female had been taking pictures of him, his house, and his children. The caller said that when he confronted the unknown male, the man became hostile and left in a hurry. * On Sept. 24 Niceville police responded to a business regarding a report that someone had hacked the companys email and sent out fraudulent money requests. * On Sept. 24 Niceville police received a call from someone who inquired about Florida gun laws, as she was traveling through Florida from Mississippi. Police answered her questions. * On Sept. 24 Niceville police received a report of some attempted break-ins at A Proper Wash. * On Sept. 25 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Range Road, regarding a report of narcotics misdemeanor. * On Sept. 25 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Bobcat Cv., regarding a fraud other than credit card. * On Sept. 25 Niceville police responded to an address on McEwen Drive regarding a report of a suspicious person seen in someones backyard. When police arrived, they found a man who said he had entered the yard to get some water because he was thirsty. * On Sept. 26 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on 47th St., regarding a grand theft. * On Sept. 27 Niceville police responded to the Twin Oaks sports complex regarding a report of someone filling a pickup truck with rocks the city had provided for road repair. No one was there when police arrived. * On Sept. 27 Niceville police responded to an address on Aspen Court regarding a report of a suspicious person. * On Sept. 28 Niceville police responded to an address on Als Drive regarding a report of three people, all dressed in black, going through yards and looking around cars. Police checked the area but found no one. * On Sept. 28 Niceville police responded to an address on Aspen Court regarding a report of someone trying to break into a car. * On Sept. 28 Valparaiso police responded to an address on Andrew Drive, where two tires had been cut on a vehicle. * On Sept. 29 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on S. Curacao Cove, regarding a report of narcotics felony. * On Sept. 30 Niceville police responded received a call from someone wanting information as to whether it was legal for someone to fly a drone over her house. Police reported that flying such a drone above 250 feet is legal. Fire Department ReportsValparaiso Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 10, 2018 Page A-3 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate 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 DesignerThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Oct. 1, 2018 through Oct. 7, 2018. 2 Structure Fires6 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn8 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SiTUATION DATE TIME Edge Ave..................................Medical..................................10/1/18.....................06:53 Valparaiso Pkwy.......................Cancelled...............................10/1/18.....................10:45 E. College Blvd........................Vehicle crash.........................10/1/18.....................11:17 Valparaiso Pkwy.......................Cancelled...............................10/1/18.....................13:34 S.R. 20 E..................................Vehicle crash.........................10/1/18.....................17:40 Madison Ave.............................Cancelled...............................10/2/18.....................05:48 Government Ave......................Cancelled...............................10/4/18.....................06:39 Bayshore Dr.............................Cancelled...............................10/4/18.....................18:37 20th Street................................Service call............................10/5/18.....................00:12 Julia Ave...................................Structure fire..........................10/5/18.....................12:28 E John Sims.............................Vehicle crash.........................10/5/18.....................19:08 Cunningham Ct........................Medical..................................10/5/18.....................20:11 N Bayshore Dr..........................Cancelled...............................10/5/18.....................23:11 Juniper Ave...............................Power line..............................10/6/18.....................08:23 Cape Lane................................Medical..................................10/6/18.....................18:41 Cape Lane................................Medical..................................10/7/18.....................00:18 N Hwy 85..................................Cancelled...............................10/7/18.....................05:19 Cedar Ridge Way....................Fire alarm..............................10/7/18.....................10:06 Finck Rd,..................................Medical..................................10/7/18.....................14:08 Wright Dr,..................................Structure fire..........................10/7/18.....................17:48 Kazmira Ct,...............................Medical..................................10/7/18.....................20:38 Weekly Safety Tip: Have your stove top check annually to be sure it is working properly. Be careful when using items that get hot; such as curling irons, toaster, irons & portable heaters. It is safer to unplug these items when not in use. The Niceville Fire Department has a Facebook page, check it out! Niceville East Niceville The East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of August, 2018. STREET SITUATION DATE Rattan Palm Dr...............................................Medical..........................................8/1/18 N. Partin Dr......................................................Medical..........................................8/1/18 N. Partin Dr......................................................Vehicle fire.....................................8/1/18 N. Palm Blvd...................................................Medical..........................................8/1/18 N. Palm Blvd...................................................Medical..........................................8/2/18 Bahia Vista Dr.................................................Medical..........................................8/2/18 N. Palm Blvd...................................................Medical..........................................8/2/18 Pine Court.......................................................Medical..........................................8/2/18 48th Street.......................................................Medical..........................................8/2/18 N. White Point Rd...........................................Fire alarm......................................8/2/18 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................................Vehicle accident............................8/2/18 Keturah St.......................................................Medical..........................................8/2/18 Pine Court.......................................................Medical..........................................8/3/18 Marysa Dr........................................................Service call....................................8/3/18 Kildare Cir........................................................Structure fire..................................8/3/18 Rum Still Cir....................................................Medical..........................................8/3/18 Anchors St.......................................................Medical..........................................8/3/18 Linden Ave......................................................Medical..........................................8/4/18 Pontevedra Ln................................................Medical..........................................8/5/18 Woodlow Rd...................................................Medical..........................................8/6/18 N. Partin Dr......................................................Medical..........................................8/6/18 N. Partin Dr......................................................Fire alarm......................................8/7/18 Pine Court.......................................................Medical..........................................8/7/18 Pontevedra Ln................................................Medical..........................................8/7/18 22nd Street......................................................Medical..........................................8/8/18 N. White Point Rd...........................................Fire alarm......................................8/9/18 Ruckel Dr./E. College.....................................Medical..........................................8/9/18 Twin Cities Blvd..............................................Structure fire..................................8/10/18 Wava Ave........................................................Medical..........................................8/10/18 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................................Medical..........................................8/10/18 New Market Rd...............................................Medical..........................................8/11/18 Mulcahy Cir.....................................................Medical..........................................8/11/18 Bullock Blvd.....................................................Medical..........................................8/11/18 Marysa Dr........................................................Medical..........................................8/12/18 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................................Medical..........................................8/12/18 Callaway Dr.....................................................Medical..........................................8/13/18 N. Partin Dr......................................................Fire alarm......................................8/13/18 23rd Street......................................................Medical..........................................8/13/18 E. John Sims Pkwy........................................Medical..........................................8/14/18 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................................Medical..........................................8/14/18 7th Street.........................................................Medical..........................................8/14/18 Sharon Dr........................................................Service call....................................8/14/18 S. Dominica Cir...............................................Medical..........................................8/14/18 E. Hwy. 20.......................................................Vehicle accident............................8/14/18 26th Street.......................................................Medical..........................................8/15/18 Pin Oak Cir......................................................Brush fire.......................................8/16/18 N. White Point Rd...........................................Medical..........................................8/16/18 N. Palm/E.John Sims.....................................Medical..........................................8/17/18 Pine Ave..........................................................Medical..........................................8/17/18 Callaway Dr.....................................................Medical..........................................8/18/18 N. White Point Rd...........................................Fire alarm......................................8/18/18 Dolphin Point Rd.............................................Fire alarm......................................8/18/18 Marysa Dr........................................................Medical..........................................8/19/18 Kathleen Ct.....................................................Medical..........................................8/19/18 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................................Medical..........................................8/20/18 Persimmon Way.............................................Medical..........................................8/20/18 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................................Medical..........................................8/21/18 25th Street.......................................................Brush fire.......................................8/21/18 N. Partin Dr......................................................Medical..........................................8/22/18 N. Partin Dr......................................................Medical..........................................8/23/18 N. Partin Dr......................................................Medical..........................................8/23/18 Reeves St........................................................Medical..........................................8/23/18 Pine Court.......................................................Medical..........................................8/24/18 E. Hwy. 20.......................................................Fire alarm......................................8/24/18 Darlington Oak Dr...........................................Medical..........................................8/24/18 Weeden Island Dr...........................................Medical..........................................8/24/18 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................................Medical..........................................8/24/18 Pontevedra Ln................................................Medical..........................................8/24/18 Hickory St........................................................Medical..........................................8/24/18 22nd Street......................................................Medical..........................................8/25/18 Oakmont Pl.....................................................Fire alarm......................................8/25/18 27th Street.......................................................Medical..........................................8/26/18 Garden Ln.......................................................Structure fire..................................8/26/18 N. Partin Dr......................................................Medical..........................................8/26/18 Rum Still Cir....................................................Medical..........................................8/26/18 Date Palm Dr..................................................Fire alarm......................................8/27/18 Wava Avenue..................................................Service call....................................8/27/18 E. Hwy. 20.......................................................Medical..........................................8/28/18 48th Street.......................................................Medical..........................................8/28/18 Cuacao Way...................................................Fire alarm......................................8/28/18 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................................Medical..........................................8/29/18 Redman Ct......................................................Medical..........................................8/29/18 Fir Avenue.......................................................Medical..........................................8/30/18 23rd/Bailey Dr.................................................Medical..........................................8/30/18 7th St./Bahia Vista..........................................Service call....................................8/30/18 Cedar St..........................................................Fire alarm......................................8/30/18 Bullock Blvd.....................................................Medical..........................................8/31/18 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................................Medical..........................................8/31/18 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................................Medical..........................................8/31/18 Shadow Ln......................................................Structure fire..................................8/31/18 Kelly Road.......................................................Structure fire..................................8/31/18 Visit our website at www.enfd.net. The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of August, 2018 LOCATION SITUATION DATE TIME W. College Blvd........................Vehicle accident....................8/1/18.......................15:38 Government Ave......................Public assist...........................8/2/18.......................14:30 Falcon Trail...............................Dispatched & cancelled........8/2/18.......................16:29 N. John Sims Pkwy..................CVA/Stroke............................8/3/18.......................21:05 Government Ave......................Public assist...........................8/5/18.......................16:40 Lincoln Ave...............................Dispatched & cancelled........8/6/18.......................07:50 Andrew Ave..............................Breathing problem.................8/7/18.......................02:49 Edge Ave..................................Sick call..................................8/7/18.......................09:32 Government Ave......................Public assist...........................8/7/18.......................12:04 Arrowhead Way.......................Fire alarm..............................8/9/18.......................11:15 S. Bayshore Dr.........................Breathing problem.................8/9/18.......................22:25 S. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle accident....................8/10/18.....................09:51 Grandview Ave.........................Fall.........................................8/11/18......................12:21 Edge Ave..................................Seizure...................................8/11/18......................16:00 Government Ave......................Fall.........................................8/12/18.....................02:03 Chicago Ave.............................Fall.........................................8/12/18.....................13:44 N. John Sims Pkwy..................Fire alarm..............................8/13/18.....................12:00 Chicago Ave.............................Breathing problem.................8/15/18.....................20:46 Andrew Dr.................................Heart problem.......................8/17/18.....................12:03 Edge Ave..................................Fall.........................................8/18/18.....................09:42 Government Ave......................Fall.........................................8/20/18.....................04:04 Edge Ave..................................Fall.........................................8/20/18.....................06:50 N. Bayshore Dr.........................Sick call..................................8/21/18.....................21:31 Jackson Ave.............................Sick call..................................8/22/18.....................23:31 W. College Blvd........................Vehicle accident....................8/23/18.....................20:56 Government Ave......................Fall.........................................8/28/18.....................07:25 Illinois Ave.................................Fall.........................................8/28/18.....................15:01 Deer Street...............................Fire alarm..............................8/30/18.....................18:35 N. Hwy. 85................................Elevator emergency..............8/30/18.....................20:33 S. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle accident 8/31/18.......23:00........................ Contact the Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department at 729-5410 with any questions or concerns Our Mission Is Your Safety!

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imum of $75,000. It applies to property taxes except those of school districts. The advantage of this amendment, said Gaetz, would be to reduce the property tax burden on some property owners. The downside, he said, is that the state will still need to raise tax money somehow, so the amendment would simply shift the tax burden from some taxpayers to others. Amendment 2: The current Florida Constitution limits property tax assessment increases to 10 percent per year, but that cap is scheduled to expire on Jan 1, 2019. The measure would make the 10 percent cap permanent. He said he favors this amendment, because it will protect property owners from large tax increases that could result from real estate bubbles such as those that occurred leading up to the 2008 recession, during which some property taxes went up as much as 40 percent in a single year. Amendment 3: This amendment would provide voters the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling in Florida, and the Florida Legislature would no longer be allowed to authorize new casino gambling. Gaetz said he favors reducing the spread of gambling, but the proposed amendment would freeze current concessions granted to special interests, such as American Indian tribes that currently run most of the casinos in Florida. The amendment, if passed, would make such monopolies virtually unchangeable. Amendment 4: This amendment would make automatic the restoration of voting rights to Florida felons, once they have completed their sentences. Gaetz said that the Constitution Revision Commission heard many compelling stories from former, nowreformed felons, about their struggles to regain the right to vote. Gaetz said that while he is sympathetic with such stories, he suspects that the real motivation behind the amendment is to add between 800,000 and 1 million likely Democrats to future elections. Amendment 5: This amendment would require a two-thirds vote of the legislature to increase state taxes or fees. Gaetz said this sounds good, but warned that it would also freeze all existing tax breaks previously granted to special interests in Florida. For example, he said, the amendment, if passed, would be worth about $243 million per year to certain insurance companies in Jacksonville. Amendment 6: This, said Gaetz, is an example of a bundled amendment, which addresses more than one issue. It would increase the rights of crime victims, their families, and their lawful representatives. It would also increase the judicial retirement age from 70 to 75 years of age. It would also prohibit state courts from deferring to an administrative agencys interpretation of a state statute or rule and lawsuits, thus, Gaetz said, making individual citizens equal before the law during legal disputes with state bureaucracies. Amendment 7: This, said Gaetz, is another bundled amendment. It would require employers of first responders to provide death benefits to surviving spouses if the first responders lose their lives on official duty. It would also provide certain death benefits to surviving spouses of military members killed in action. It would also require the state to waive certain educational expenses for surviving children and spouses. It also would require a super majority vote by both a universitys board of trustees and the state board of governors, to raise college fees. Gaetz said that each of these seem like a good idea, but warned that passing the amendment would shift the cost of such death benefits and educational subsidies onto taxpayers. There is no free lunch, he said. Amendment 9: This is another bundled amendment. It would ban offshore oil and gas drilling in state waters within nine miles of the shoreline. It would also ban vaping, or the smoking of electronically heated vapors, in areas where regular tobacco smoking is banned. Gaetz favors the amendment because it would help protect the Eglin test range from interference by oil drilling platforms, thus protecting an important part of the Florida economy, especially in Northwest Florida. Gaetz also said that his son, Matt, Northwest Floridas Republican Congressional representative, has also sponsored a federal bill to expand the Eglin test range the first such bill since Bob Sikes represented Northwest Florida in Congress. Amendment 10: Yet another bundle, Amendment 10 would add the existing state Department of Veteran Affairs to the Florida Constitution, create a state Office of Domestic Security and Counter Terrorism, prohibit counties from appointing rather than electing sheriffs, tax collectors, property appraisers, supervisors of elections and clerks of circuit court. It would also require the Florida Legislature to convene its regular session on the second Tuesday of January in even-numbered years. Gaetz said he favors the amendment as a whole, but said that the early sessions of the legislature in even-numbered years are intended to allow legislators to finish their legislative sessions early, so they can go home to campaign during election years. Amendment 11: Gaetz called this a cleanup amendment. He said it will remove some outdated provisions currently in the Florida Constitution, such as a prohibition against foreigners legally living in Florida from owning real estate, such as Canadian snowbirds who want to buy condominiums. It would also repeal a previous constitutional amendment requiring the state to build a high-speed rail system in Central Florida, which the legislature never funded. It would also clarify the appeals process for previous cases whenever the legislature changes the criminal penalties for certain crimes. Gaetz said he favors the amendment, especially because it will reduce the length and complexity of the Florida Constitution, which is already more than seven times longer than the United States Constitution. Amendment 12: Gaetz said that he personally sponsored this proposed ethics amendment before the Constitution Revision Commission. The amendment would forbid elected officials from working as paid lobbyists at the same time they are serving in office, something Gaetz regards as a conflict of interest and as a misuse of the offices to which officials have been elected by the people. The measure would also forbid elected officials from working as paid lobbyists for six years after they leave office, thus preventing elected officials from using their authority to curry favor with special interests who might then hire them for high-paying jobs after they leave office. It also forbids public officers from using their positions to gain disproportionate benefit, such as by arranging for roads or utilities to be built near property they own, and getting relatives hired for government jobs. Amendment 13: Gaetz proudly said that this bill is known as the Vicky Gaetz amendment, in honor of his wife, who has campaigned vigorously in favor of it. The bill would ban betting on greyhound racing throughout Florida. Gaetz said that greyhound racing is cruel and dangerous to the dogs, and costs the state more to regulate than the state gains in revenue from it. He said Florida and Alabama are the last two states that have not already banned dog racing. An Amendment 8 proposed by the Constitutional Revision Commission was stricken from the ballot last month by a 4-3 vote of the state supreme court. The court upheld lower-court rulings that the measure was unclear in its effect and might mislead voters. The most controversial aspect of Amendment 8, if passed, would have removed the authority of local school boards to supervise charter schools, which compete with the boards own tax-funded systems, and instead placed supervisory authority over charter schools with the state of Florida. 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"This actually got exponentially bigger than we thought it would at the beginning, Walters said. We're just trying to bring kids in and let them know how exciting some of these careers can be, and where they can go with their future. And we want their future to start at Northwest Florida State College." College Vice President Scott Behrens was brimming with enthusiasm for the event. Asked what had drawn him to the institution, he motioned to the attendees and replied, "This culture right here. You're seeing it. There's so much opportunity. This is the place to be." Career Day is intended to help students and others come to a better grasp of what they want to do with their futures. Behrens noted that success in college has more to do with knowing what a person wants to do than their academics. Thus Career Day can help them consider goals that might not have occurred to them. Plenty of businesses were represented by smiling faces. 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The Niceville High School volleyball team isn't easily intimidated. Last Thursday, McGillToolin (Mobile, Ala), Alabama's reigning 7A state champion, came to town. The Eagles didn't let the Yellowjackets, the current number one team in the state of Alabama and the 16th ranked team in the nation according to the Xcellent 25 volleyball writer's poll, rile them. In a straight set sweep, Niceville defeated McGill-Toolen 25-17, 34-32, and 25-19. Inset from left: Mia Hague had 2 digs, 5 kills, and 7 blocks on the night. The Niceville student section cheer on their Eagles. Prior to their straight-set defeat by Niceville, McGill-Toolen had only lost five sets all season. Now the Eagles look forward to taking on Chiles (Tallahassee), in the last regular season matchup on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Beacon photos by Paula Mims Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466Ritz SalonRitz Salon Find us on Get Your Pink StrandsNow thru October 31st!Call to Book Appointment 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! BEACONSPORTS BEACONSPORTS Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Page A-5 Rocky Bayou suffered its third loss of the season last Friday night when they were defeated by Aucilla Christian School (Monticello, Fla.) 41-6. The Knights only touchdown was scored by William Murray in the first quarter. Pictured: Seniors David Fortenberry and Lydia Turner were named homecoming king and queen. Fans react to Rocky's touchdown in the first quarter. Rocky Bayou honored their 2013 North Florida Football Conference championship team before the game. On October 19th, Oak Hall (Gainesville, Fla.) comes to town to play Rocky Bayou at Meigs Middle School at 7:00 p.m. for the Knights' last home game of the season. Beacon photos by Paula MimsAucilla defeats Rocky Bayou The Ruckel Middle School boys and girls cross country teams continued their winning ways last Wednesday at a cross country meet held at Ruckel. The Ruckel girls won with a perfect score of 15, with Hailey Holtery leading the race with a time of 12:54. Cruise Ballard led the Ruckel boys' winning effort with a time of 12:01. Pictured: A beautiful afternoon at Ruckel set the scene as girls from Ruckel, Pryor, Bruner, and Walton middle schools began their race. Inset from left: Ryan Wendel was one of Ruckel's top finishers. Race winner Hailey Holtery. Both the boys and girls have qualified for the state championship meet in Lakeland, Florida on October 27. Beacon photos by Paula MimsRuckel wins cross country meet Niceville defeats Mosley 27-6Niceville got its sixth win of the season last Friday night when the Mosley Dolphins came to town. Quarterback Jack White threw for 182 yards and three touchdowns. TJ Pope rushed for 121 yards on 17 attempts. The previously undefeated Dolphins could only muster 200 yards of total offense against Niceville's solid defense. Jordan Fowler had eight tackles and Colton Hammond added seven. Pictured:The Eagle Pride band celebrates another Niceville victory. The Eagles are 6-1 on the season. Niceville rushed for 201 yards on the night. Number 22 Roman Prestarri celebrates his touchdown catch with Eyin Cole. This Friday, the Eagles head over to Choctaw to take on the Indians. Game time is 7:00 p.m. Beacon photos by Paula Mims Niceville sweeps McGill-Toolen

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