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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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Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Bluewater Bay
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Beacon Staff The 42nd Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival is scheduled for Friday through Sunday at the Mullet Festival grounds, College Boulevard at Highway 85 North, Niceville. With lots of ways to enjoy the festivities, everyone can find something to make memories. At least 35,000 people are expected to attend at least part of the threeday event, drawn by top-name country-music acts, a variety of food (including of course smoked and fried mullet fish), carnival rides, and arts and crafts booths. Festival organizer Lavon Mason said the yearly fall festival is like a family reunion for the whole town. "Once again the Mullet Festival is upon us, offering us another chance to showcase our area and honor the lowly mullet, Mason said. The Mullet Festival offers folks a chance to have a fun-filled three-day weekend, meet old friends and make new acquaintances. Gates will open at noon Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission at the gate costs $15 Friday, $15 Saturday, and $10 Sunday. Children age 11 and under are admitted free. Single-day By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Among the many booths and exhibits at this years Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will be a booth where parents can bring their children and obtain identification kits which can be used in case the child ever goes missing. The digital identification kits record information about the child, which is then put on a disk and given to the parents, so if the child ever disappears, parents can give the identification kit to law enforcement or other authorities to help identify the child when he or she is found. According to Dave York, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Niceville, the Child ID Program is operated by Masonic Lodges, free of charge, in conjunction with law enforcement. It provides child ID kits at the 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 The three-day Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will feature rides, music, food and crafts the third weekend in October. Here, a scene from last year s festival. Beacon file photo42nd Mullet Festival setThree days of music, food and funHurricane Michael, said to be the most powerful storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in at least 150 years, made landfall just east of Panama City last week, carving a destructive path northward into Alabama and Georgia, but leaving the Niceville-Valparaiso area comparatively unscathed. Locally, the main effects were numerous power failures, for the most part remedied within hours. Rainfall in the area barely topped two inches. As the storm approached to the east on Oct. 10, sightseers here braved gusty winds to watch waters rise in the bayous. With schools, businesses and military bases shuttered, roadways were mostly empty, except the Mid-Bay Bridge and Spence Parkway, where tolls were waived to ease evacuations. A county shelter opened in Raider Arena, Niceville, where cots were quickly filled, causing officials to ask new evacuees to bring their own air mattresses. Next door, the Okaloosa County Emergency Operations Center was activated.Photos by Mike Griffith, Paula Mims and Beacon Staff Please see FESTIVAL, page A-450Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8 Pages, 1 Section, 4 Inserts Masons to offer Child ID program Please see MASONS, page A-2 Members of the Niceville Masonic Lodge will offer the Child ID program at the Mullet Festival this weekend. Recently Rocky Bayou Christian Schools Student Government Association Discipleship Prefect, Koltin Driscoll led several faculty members and 7th through 12th grade students in See You at the Pole, which is an annual event for Christian students to gather at their schools flagpole to pray for their families, friends, school, churches, and communities. Student leads annual prayer event Hurricane Michael sideswipes Twin Cities A+ Painting Advanced Home Repair Bayou Book Co. Bayou Tree Service Best Buy Carpet Carriage Hills Realty CCB Community Bank Crosspoint UMC Dermatology Surgery Center Diamond Works Dr. Amber Wiebe E & D Pressure Wash East of Eden Thrift Store Eglin Federal Credit Union Emerald Coast Boat Club Eyewear Unlimited Geico Gotta Git Taxi Gulf Coast Dental Gulf Coast Hearing Center Immanuel Anglican Church L'Orange Auto Import Service Lighthouse Therapy Mattress Depot Mullet Festival Committee Niceville Hearing Center Niceville Insurance One Hour Ottesen Family Dentistry PakMail of BWB Publix Purdy Painting Rhino Shield Ritz Salon Simpler Carpet Smileology Summit II In Hair Twin Cities Transmission Walker's ACE Hardware Winn-Dixie More on festival, A-4 & A-5.

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Mullet Festival each year. A booth is set up to collect the info about the child and provide an ID kit to the parent or guardian. According to online statements from the Masonic Lodges and from EZ Child ID, the company that makes the kits, Every day 2,000 children are reported missing. Every year 200,000 children are taken by family members. 58,000 children are victims of non-family abductions. The key to recovering these children is quick action by parents and law enforcement. York provided a statement to the Beacon, saying, The National Child Identification Program is a community service initiative dedicated to changing these statistics by providing parents and guardians with the tool they can use to help protect their children. The Child ID Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and fingerprints of their children on identification cards that are then kept at home by the parent or guardian. If ever needed, the Child ID Kit will give authorities vital information to assist their efforts to locate a missing child. According to an online statement about the program, In 1997, the American Football Coaches Association (ASCA) created the National Child Identification Program with the goal of fingerprinting 20 million children. In the programs first two years, nearly 7 million ID Kits were distributed through stadiums, churches and community events. Now more than 30 million ID Kits have been distributed, making the National Child Identification Program the largest child identification effort ever conducted. The goal of the program now is to reach all 60 million children in the United States. The Child ID Kits we use, added York, do not normally contain DNA samples. However, we have the swab materials and can provide them if the parent or guardian requests them. No law enforcement agency participates with us, but they do support our efforts. Also, in addition to having a booth at the Mullet Festival each year, we are prepared to respond to a request from a parent at any time throughout the year. We have four computers configured for that purpose. They would just contact the Okaloosa Lodge 312 Secretary at 850-585-3891 to arrange to either meet at the Lodge or at the location requested by the parent. We do not retain any of the childs information, the program erased the information as the disc is ejected from the computer. Page A-2 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 THEBAYBEACON THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith Yes. Kids learn teamwork, leadership, and how to cope with stressful situations. Krysta Schaeffer, 31, Niceville, U.S. Air Force Yes. Children learn so many things from sportsto win and lose with dignity, teamwork, and how to have respect for others. Beth Lopez, 66, St Augustine, retired teacherDo varsity sports build character?Location: Bluewater Bay shopping center Whether its good or bad, it s going to build character, but good coaching is important. Dan Schlemmer, 32, Fort Walton Beach, gym owner They do! They teach just about every lesson you learn in lifehow to be a good sport in victory and defeat. Blane Bachelor, 42, San Francisco, writer Yes. Any sport builds character. John Lassiter, 61, Niceville, business owner Id say yes, because I was a swimmer in high school. It helped show me how to work hard, achieve goals, get yelled at, and be a friend. John Sorensen, 24, Freeport, bartender What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. MASONSFrom page A-1 Grant WilliamsHAS, HIS, ACA AudioprosthologistExperience You Can TrustNiceville Hearing Center1001 College Blvd., W., Bldg. 2 Niceville, FL Twin Cities Medical Plazawww.NicevilleHearingCenter.comOFFICE: 850-678-3277 FAX: 850-678-3211 Email: Grant@EarCareAssociates.com Fit To Serve is a campaign dedicated to improving the hearing healthcare system for America s V eterans. Our goal is to ensure timely access to high quality hearing health care for all Veterans. We are committed to serving the Veterans who have served all of us. Therefore, why not save gas and time making those long drives to Pensacola for a hearing test. Call Niceville Hearing Center now for a complete audiometric hearing evaluation and product demonstration. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The prices of many textbooks used by students at Northwest Florida State College have enjoyed a welcome decline, or at least a slowing of price increases, according to college President Devin Stephenson. Reporting to the college board of trustees, Stephenson said many books have become more affordable over the past several semesters. College-text prices have come under scrutiny in recent years, as they typically far outstrip prices of general-interest books. Some text publishers have discouraged the use of used books by bringing out new, high-priced editions annually, which in turn may be required by professors prescribing texts for student use. Stephenson discussed measures the college has taken to minimize textbook costs at Northwest Florida State. To ensure consistency in instruction and reduced costs to students with bulk pricing, the college requires all sections of the course to utilize the same textbook, Stephenson stated. Exceptions are only granted for pilot projects for student benefit. One hundred percent of general education textbooks and instructional materials remained or will remain in use for more than one term, he added. According to a college report, the prices of textbooks vary widely, from as little as $20.90 for a used packet in support of an anatomy and physiology course, to as much as $229.15 for a new book in economics. College sees book prices easing

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Arrests On Sept. 20 Ryan Christopher Shenkel, 38, of 201 East College Blvd., #5, Niceville, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, and burglary with assault or battery. The warrant was issued based on an incident in Niceville on Sept. 20, in which Shenkel, according to witnesses, walked into someones apartment, shoved a man against a wall, and placed a knife against the victims throat stating, Im going to kill you and Im not scared to go back to prison. Witnesses said Shenkel claimed the victim owed him $200, and police observed a cut on the victims throat. When confronted later by police, Schenkel said he did go to the apartment because someone there owed him money. * On Sept. 27 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Jason Christopher Mason, 38, a discount department store worker, of 321 St. Andrews Dr., Niceville, on charges of driving while license suspended, habitual offender, and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident on Sept. 8 in which police received an anonymous tip about a GMC Denali driving erratically. An officer spotted the reported vehicle and attempted a traffic stop, at which point Mason, the driver, drove to the driveway of his residence, fled into the residence, and refused to come out. * On Sept. 27 Niceville police arrested Amanda Marie Norris, 25, of 79 E. Renoir Rd., DeFuniak Springs, on charges of resisting or obstructing an officer without violence, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, drug equipment possession and/or use, destroying, tampering, or fabricating physical evidence, and on a Walton County warrant. An officer made contact with Norris while investigating a theft. He requested her to step out of the vehicle, but she refused. When the officer attempted to remove her from the vehicle, she pulled away, locked her legs to resist being moved, and attempted to pull her arms away as the officer tried to handcuff her. A police database revealed a warrant from Walton County for theft, and a search of the vehicle revealed suspected fentanyl, which field tested positive, as well as a yellow strip stamped with the letters BN4. While in custody, Norris tried to flush a bag containing a substance she said was meth. * On Sept. 28 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Kelvin John Lenoir, 44, a retired military member, of 210 Yacht Club Dr., Niceville, on a charge of violation of a drivers license designated for business purposes only. An officer stopped a Buick Lacrosse for extinguished tag lights. During the stop, a police database showed that the driver, Lenoir, had a Business Purposes Only drivers license. Lenoir claimed he was driving home from a job at the Coyote Ugly Saloon, but a later check with the saloon manager indicated that Lenoir was not employed there. * On Sept. 28 Niceville police arrested Amy Lynn Showers, 31, of 4944 Dogwood Dr., Marianna, on a Bay County warrant for violation of probation. * On Sept. 28 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Mariah Celeste Mott, 22, of 930 Central Ave., Fort Walton Beach, on a charge of retail theft shoplifting. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on Aug. 25, in which Mott had been seen taking items valued at a total of $81.81 from Walmart. * On Sept. 30 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Patrick Eugene Clark, 48, on charges of grand theft of between $300 and $5,000, and grand theft of a motor vehicle. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on Oct. 27, 2016, in which Clark allegedly took a 2003 Ford Explorer and $900 in cash from another person. * On Oct. 1 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested James Anthony Conway, 24, of 1110 S. Cedar Ave., Niceville, on a charge of probation violation, felony. * On Oct. 2 Niceville police arrested Earnest Lee Powell, 29, of 644 Crestview Ave., Niceville, on charges of cocaine possession and drug equipment possession and/or use. Also arrested was Jennifer Noel Layton, 20, of 403 Marshall Court, #2, Fort Walton Beach, on a charge of marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. Police made an investigatory traffic stop in reference to a reported battery, on a vehicle which matched the description that the suspect was reported to be occupying. During the traffic stop, Powell, the passenger, told police, This has to do with me. As Powell stepped out of the vehicle, a police officer smelled the odor of marijuana, and detained both Powell and the driver, Layton. A search of the vehicle revealed a substance which field tested positive for cocaine, as well as one that field tested positive for THC. * On Oct. 2 Niceville police arrested Jacqueline Lynn Thompson, 50, of 1504 Reeves St., Niceville, on a charge of shoplifting. Thompson had been seen taking items valued at a total of $116.56 from Walmart without paying. * On Oct. 2 Niceville police arrested Deborah Sue Davis, 57, of 649 Crestview Ave., Niceville, on charges of trespassing after warning and giving a false ID to law enforcement. Police were summoned to Walmart regarding a report of trespassing. They encountered Davis, who had an active trespass warning on record for the store. Davis initially gave police a false name, but a check of her fingerprints revealed her identity. * On Oct. 2 Valparaiso police arrested Carson Ray Honeycutt, 18, of 18 Bay Dr., SE, Fort Walton Beach, on charges of marijuana possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver, and use or possession of paraphernalia to manufacture or transport drugs. An officer stopped Honeycutt for speeding, and during the stop detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer also learned that Honeycutt had an active warrant from the Okaloosa Sheriffs office. Honeycutt was detained, and a search of the vehicle revealed two bags containing 22 grams of suspected marijuana, which field tested positive, and a digital scale. * On Oct. 4 Niceville police arrested Akeem Sharieff Dixon, 28, of 400 Kelly Rd., #23, Niceville, on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, cocaine possession, and drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer who knew Dixon to have a warrant from the Okaloosa Sheriffs office saw him in the parking lot of the Wildwood apartments. A police database confirmed that the warrant, on a charge of failure to appear for driving while license suspended, was active, and the officer detained Dixon. A search of Dixon revealed suspected cocaine which field tested positive, and a pill identified through a police database as amphetamine. * On Oct. 5 Valparaiso police arrested a 17-year-old boy on charges of liquor possession by a person under 21 years of age, amphetamine possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. An officer observed the boy in a vehicle at Lincoln Park shortly after the 10 p.m. closing time. As the officer approached the vehicle, he smelled the odor of marijuana and observed the boy making furtive movements in the driver seat. The officer had the boy exit the vehicle and observed pieces of suspected marijuana clinging to his clothing. A subsequent search revealed suspected marijuana, as well as seven pills of Vyvanse, a controlled substance, as well as a small square of paper which field tested positive for LSD, a digital scale, a bottle of rum, and $424. * On Oct. 6 Niceville police arrested Lindsay Michelle Campbell, 30, of 234 White St., #9, Niceville, on a charge of DUI. Police responded to a traffic crash and encountered Campbell, who failed a field sobriety test, and whose alcohol content was measured at 0.120, above the legal limit of 0.08. * On Oct. 8 Niceville police arrested Stephanie Richelle Davis, 24, of 3190 Pinewoods Dr., Crestvie w, on a charge of shoplifting. Davis had been seen taking items from Walmart valued at a total of $102.94 without paying. * On Oct. 9 Valparaiso police arrested Robert Dalton Roosa, 22, of 1200 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, on charges of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted Florida felon, possessing a controlled substance (fentanyl) without a prescription, possessing a controlled substance (methamphetamine) without a prescription, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, possession of between 4 and 30 grams of heroin, and drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Roosa for a traffic infraction by using his lights and siren. Roosa accelerated to 60 miles per hour in the posted 35 mph zone, sped through a red light, then stopped rapidly, exited the vehicle while leaving it in gear, and fled on foot. An arrest warrant was obtained, and Roosa was later apprehended. A search warrant was obtained for the contents of a backpack and lockbox found inside the vehicle. The resulting search revealed 6 grams of a substance which field tested positive as fentanyl, 21.39 grams of a substance verified by FDLE as heroin, another bag containing 17.55 grams of heroin, a small amount of a substance which field tested positive as methamphetamine, 4 unidentified yellow pills and fragments, 10 syringes, $1,775 in various denominations of cash, and two handguns, along with 22 rounds of ammunition. Notice to appear On Sept. 27 Valparaiso police issued a notice to appear to Rico Lavell McDonald, of 339 Chicago Ave., Valparaiso, for allowing his dog to bark continuously. Police had previously responded to complaints about a barking dog at McDonalds residence. Other On Oct. 1 Niceville police responded to an address on 27th Street, where they assisted someone whose vehicle was stuck in mud. * On Oct. 1 Niceville police responded to an address on Pontevedra Lane, where a caller had requested assistance with a snake near her front porch. The snake was gone by the time police arrived. * On Oct. 2 Niceville police received a report from someone whose email had been hacked, and some of their checks had been deposited into a fraudulent account. * On Oct. 2 Niceville police responded to an address on Bayshore Drive, where someone reported that an unknown person had obtained a gas card in their name and used it to spend $250. * On Oct. 3 Niceville police responded to the parking lot of Oak Creek Plaza, where a year-old child had locked him/herself in a vehicle. Police and EMS personnel rescued the child by breaking a window of the vehicle. * On Oct. 4 Niceville police received a visit from a woman who wanted an officer to speak to her son about him stomping on his brother. An officer spoke to the child about not hitting his siblings. * On Oct. 5 Niceville police responded to Turkey Creek Park, where a small boat had been seen operating with an outboard motor. Police made contact with the occupant of the boat and with park attendants, and verified that motorboats are allowed to operate at idle speed in the park after Oct. 1. * On Oct. 7 Niceville police responded to an address on Rocky Shores Drive, where a dog had drowned in a pool. Officers retrieved the dogs remains from the pool at the owners request. * On Oct. 8 Niceville police responded to an address on Rocky Bayou Drive, where some workers using a front loader had dug up an object which appeared to be a bomb. EOD personnel also responded, and attempted to X-ray the suspected bomb, which they said probably was filled with concrete. The object was loaded onto a trailer and removed. The North Bay Fire District responded to the following calls from Oct. 1, 2018 through Oct. 4, 2018. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Mid Bay Bridge..........................Vehicle accident.............10/1/18................10:38 Olde Post Rd.............................EMS call.........................10/1/18................23:55 E. Hwy. 20/Lancaster................Assist police....................10/2/18................07:27 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.........................10/2/18................12:02 Antiqua Way..............................Assist invalid...................10/2/18................17:33 Bluewater Blvd..........................Brush fire........................10/2/18................19:08 Antiqua Way..............................Public service assist.......10/2/18................20:32 E. Hwy. 20.................................EMS call.........................10/2/18................20:58 Ida Coon Cir..............................Medical assist.................10/3/18................01:37 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.........................10/3/18................05:03 Southwind Ct.............................EMS call.........................10/3/18................13:39 Antiqua Way..............................EMS call.........................10/3/18................13:04 Merchants Way.........................EMS call.........................10/3/18................15:03 Windsong Ct..............................EMS call.........................10/3/18................16:41 Antiqua Way..............................Assist invalid...................10/3/18................20:14 E. Hwy. 20.................................EMS call.........................10/3/18................21:03 Merchants Way.........................EMS call.........................10/4/18................01:39 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. 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. 24, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2018. 0 Structure Fires19 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire7 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms2 Hazardous Conditions STREET SiTUATION DATE TIME N. Partin Dr..............................Medical........................9/24/18..............15:00 27 th Street...............................Medical........................9/25/18..............05:13 Andrews Dr..............................Medical........................9/25/18..............07:21 Redman Ct...............................Medical........................9/25/18..............19:45 S.R. 85 N.................................Alarm activation...........9/26/18..............10:25 Forest Rd.................................Alarm activation...........9/26/18..............14:59 S.R. 85 N.................................Alarm activation...........9/26/18..............16:32 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Service call..................9/26/18..............16:46 Reeves St................................Medical........................9/26/18..............17:40 S. Cedar Ave............................Medical........................9/26/18..............20:28 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash...............9/27/18..............05:21 College Blvd.............................Hazard ........................9/27/18..............09:18 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash...............9/27/18..............15:59 S.R. 85 N.................................Alarm activation...........9/27/18..............17:07 N. Partin Dr..............................Power line down..........9/27/18..............20:42 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical........................9/28/18..............00:04 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Good intent..................9/28/18..............10:18 S.R. 85 N.................................Vehicle crash...............9/28/18..............14:02 Government Ave......................Vehicle crash...............9/28/18..............15:08 Bayshore Point........................Alarm activation...........9/28/18..............15:55 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash...............9/28/18..............16:12 Bayshore Dr.............................Medical........................9/28/18..............18:12 Redwood Ave...........................Vehicle crash...............9/28/18..............21:44 S.R. 293...................................Medical........................9/28/18..............22:23 Quail Trail.................................Medical........................9/29/18..............15:06 Als Drive..................................Medical........................9/29/18..............20:35 Nathey Ave..............................Medical........................9/29/18..............22:55 Okaloosa Ave...........................Medical........................9/30/18..............00:33 Rhonda Dr................................Medical........................9/30/28..............03:57 Cape Lane...............................Medical........................9/30/18..............14:08 Surf Lane.................................Medical........................9/30/18..............15:36 Rhonda Dr................................Medical........................9/30/18..............17:22 Everglade Dr............................Medical........................9/30/18..............19:07 Spencer Pl...............................Medical........................9/30/18..............20:52 Weekly Safety Tip: Fire Prevention is in October every year. This years theme set by (NFPA) the National Fire Protection Association is Look, Listen, Be Aware Fire Can Happen Anywhere. The Niceville Fire Department will visit schools and day care centers to talk to the children about this subject. The Niceville Fire Department has a Facebook page, check it out! Niceville North Bay THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 17, 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 A gift for Mom 850-678-1593www.bayoubookcompany.comOak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville Open: Mon.-Sat. 9-6 Since 1986 Carson Ray Honeycutt

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Beacon Staff Three headliners, and a number of other musical acts, are scheduled to perform at the 42nd annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival this weekend. The three-day event in Niceville, which spotlights leading country-music acts on an open-air stage, also features family fun such as arts and crafts, amusement rides and games, festival foods (including fried mullet considered by many as the best on the planet). On opening night, Friday, Oct. 19 country music star Tyler Farr will perform. Evening entertainment on Saturday will include the group Montgomery Gentry. The festival will close on Sunday with Tracy Byrd. Farrs chart-topping breakout hit Redneck Crazy and debut album of the same title made Farr a household name. His trademark gravelly voice produced two more No. 1 hits, Whiskey In My Water and A Guy Walks Into A Bar. Farrs two latest singles, I Should Go To Church Sometime and Love By The Moon, are from his forthcoming third album. Montgomery Gentry was one of the most successful duos in country music history with hits like My Town, Something To Be Proud Of, Where I Come From, Hillbilly Shoes, Lucky man, Hell Yeah and She Couldnt Change Me. The groups new album Heres To You was meant to celebrate the duos 20th anniversary. Following the death of Troy Gentry in a helicopter crash a year ago, his musical partner Eddie Montgomery and the band have continued to perform under the Montgomery Gentry name, now on a Heres To You Tour in TRoys memory and thanking fans for two decades of support. The Mullet Festivals Oct. 21 headliner, Texan Tracy Byrd, topped the charts for the first time in 1993 with Holdin Heaven, and the hits kept coming. After taking a break from touring to spend time with his family, Byrd was back on the road in 2014 and released a new album two years later called All American Texan. A set list featuring The Keeper of the Stars, Watermelon Crawl, Im From the Country, and Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous. Also scheduled at the festival, which will take place at College Boulevard and State Road 85 North, is The Chee-Weez, a rocking five-piece tribute/show band. Also included in the lineup are Doctor Zarrs Amazing Funk Monster, Sweet Tea Trio, Dan Eubanks and local favorites The Mulligans. Page A-4 Page A-4 W ednesday, October 17, 2018 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Mullet Festival EntertainmentFriday, Oct. 19 6:00 p.m.Roger Strickland 7:20Parker Willingham & Friends 8:45The Chee-Weez 10:30Tyler Farr Saturday, Oct. 20 3:00 p.m.Brandi 4:20Dr. Zarrs Amazing Funk Monster 5:40Parker Willingham & Friends 6:50Dan Eubanks 8:00The Mulligans 9:00Dr. Zarrs Amazing Funk Monster 10:30Montgomery Gentry Sunday, Oct. 21 3:00 p.m.Twinkling Twirlers 4:15Sweet Tea Trio 6:00Tracy ByrdSchedule subject to change. Mullet Festival headliners Tyler Farr Eddie Montgomery Tracy Byrd For 42 years Niceville has celebrated the tasty mullet with a festival of music, food and fun.Beacon file photo

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advance tickets are $10 each at the following outlets in Niceville and Valparaiso: City of Niceville utility billing, admin and building inspection offices. Beach Community Bank. CEFCO convenience stores. CCB Bank. Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. Synovus Bank. Niceville Library. Peoples Bank. Valparaiso City Hall. All tickets are single-day general admission passes, and concerts are included in the price. Tickets do not include amusement rides. A limited number of discounted singleday ride armbands can be purchased in advance at certain ticket outlets for $20. Armbands will be sold at the festival midway for $25 a day, and individual tickets for rides and games will also be available. Chart-topping entertainers for the weekend will include Tracy Byrd, Tyler Farr, and Eddie Montgomery, touring as Montgomery Gentry. Besides music for the ears, there will be a wide array of festival foods for the palate from 50 food vendors. You may want to try some alligator for the first time, or tempt yourself with some fried calamari or Boston cream flavored funnel cake. About 5,000 pounds of fried and steamed mullet will be served as well as just about every other kind of seafood you can think of, from shrimp to shark. And the Kiwanis Club of NicevilleValparaiso will offer boiled peanuts and cold soft drinks. You may want to walk off dinner by cruising through the 75 arts and crafts booths at the festival. Booths range from pottery and paintings, to yard-art creatures, recycled art and rock candles, to post office box banks and jewelry. Another 40 commercial vendors will offer their wares. After dinner is digested, it's time for carnival rides, from the popular Ferris wheel to the fast and furious tilt-a-whirl. There's plenty for young children to experience as well. They will be entertained by taking pony rides, getting hands on at the petting zoo, laughing at the antics of clowns on the clown stage and getting up close and personal with costumed characters roaming the grounds. The Mullet Festival Site is located at the intersection of Highway 85 North and College Boulevard in Niceville. In addition to free parking on the festival grounds, there will be overflow parking at nearby Northwest Florida State College. Round-trip shuttle service by EC Rider for $2 will transport guests between the college and the bzack entrance of the festival. Pickups will occur about every 20 minutes on Friday from 5 p.m. until 12:30 a.m., Saturday from noon until 12:30 a.m. and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Page A-5 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Page A-5 Owner John Lasiter, USAF/RetiredNICEVILLE VALPARAISO WE DELIVER GROCERIES, MEDICINE, LEGAL PAPERS, & MORE Why fight the traffic to the Mullet Festival?Let us do the driving!Serving Niceville for over18 years! 24 Hours, 7 Days A WeekDont drink & drive! Call a taxi. Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466Ritz SalonRitz Salon Find us on Get Your Pink StrandsNow thru October 31st!Call to Book Appointment Bring in t his Ad for 10% OFF Steven G. 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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 The Mullet Festival will offer fun for the whole family this weekend.Beacon file photo

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Rocky Bayou Christian School senior Alicyn Grete has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this scholastically talented senior during a student assembly recently. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation were recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/MNSQT). * Liam A. Ordner a senior from Niceville High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 PSAT. Page A-6 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 THEBAYBEACON LighthouseTherapyofNiceville.comCozette (Cozy) Drake, LCSWSpecializing in PTSD, trauma and anxietyAFFORDABLE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING SLIDING SCALE FEES1821 John Sims Parkway, Niceville850-396-2795$10 Session Fee IF Income is <$25k Niceville High School Girls Golf Team on the Miracle Strip Invitational Tournament recently. Pictured Front L to R: Jadyn Englett, Arianna Wittic, Kimia Keeling, Taylor Strickler. Back L to R: Paola Rosario-Sauri, Madison Tenore, Marina Bocchino, Alia Scotka, Rachel Smith. Not pictured: Madison Bale.Lady Eagles win tourney Whos NewsE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com Alicyn Grete Liam Ordner The wins just keep coming for the talented Ruckel volleyball team. In straight sets Monday Oct. 8, the Rams defeated Shoal River to end the season undefeated. If the Rams make it through the county semifinals, the championship match will be at Ruckel on Wednesday at 5:00. Ruckel celebrated its nine eighth graders before Monday night's game. Beacon photos by Paula MimsRuckel defeats Shoal River Mid-Bay Rotary donated $500 to Harvest Hands Outreach. Harvest Hands mission is to provide free weekend supplies of food to low income children to replace the school meals that they will miss during their weekend away from school. Two breakfast, two lunch and two dinner meals are provided for each child. The meals are given to the students on Friday afternoon before they leave school. The $500 donation helped offset the cost of $5 for each meal. Pictured: Kristen Radliff and Vick Stainaker from Helping Hands. 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You must be available most nights, most days, or both (your choice). We pay $30 a story and $5 a photo, when published. Writing experience is essential, as is access to a home computer. Some reporting and photo experience is helpful, but not required. This a great chance to learn more about your community. You should live in the Beacons circulation area. Email a note about yourself to: hrdept@baybeacon.com Driver Needed For Small Local Taxi Service Must Be 25 Or Older And Have A Clean Driving Record Contact John 259-6990 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. 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Preschool Storytime Our fall Pre-School Storytime program with Miss Hope is back in full swing at the Valparaiso Community Library. We offer this program four times each week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10. This interactive STEAM based program involves music, dance, exercise, electronic toys, puppets and several age appropriate stories. The library has recently purchased additional AWE Early Literacy Centers to prepare young children for preschool. These self-contained computers are also bi-lingual with English, French and Spanish instruction. Our library also has a large collection of childrens books, DVDs/Blu-rays and music for checkout. For additional information about these and other programs available at the Valparaiso Community Library, call us at 7295406, visit us at val.valp.org or visit us on Facebook and at vcl.valp.org. The Lunchbox film screening The third screening of the NWFSC Film Club of the year will be the movie, The Lunchbox (2013). The screening will be on Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in room (110) 328 in the art/music wing of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Though it's at a college, it's open to the public. The Lunchbox is about a lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) who decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of Saajan (Irrfan Khan), an irritable widower. Curious about her husband's lack of response, Ila adds a note to the next day's lunchbox, and thus begins an unusual friendship in which Saajan and Ila can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person. Dr. Faustus Join NWF State College for a humorous take on The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, an Elizabethan play by Christopher Marlowe first performed in 1604. Doctor Faustus, a well-respected German scholar, grows dissatisfied with the limits of traditional forms of knowledge logic, medicine, law, and religion and decides that he wants to learn to practice magic. He begins his new career as a magician by summoning up Mephistopheles, a devil. Dr. Faustus will run nightly October 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sprint Theater. Tickets for this show are $10 for youth (18 and under) and $15 for adults. Tickets are on sale now at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office. Call 850-729-6000 or go online at mattiekellyartscenter.org to purchase tickets. Retired Officers Wives Club NWFL Retired Officers Wives Club Luncheon and Fashion Show Event Thur, Oct 18, 10:30 a.m. Social, 11:00 a.m. Lunch $12 served by Chef Ernie at Eglin Golf Course Restaurant located at 1527 Fairway Dr., Niceville. New Members wives of retired officers from all services always welcome. RSVP for lunch or for more info call Laura 850-897-8079 or see us at NW Florida ROWC on Facebook. Field Trip Octobers meeting of the TriCounty Horticulture and Environmental Studies Group will be held on Thursday, October 18. Participants will meet at Rocky Bayou State Park located at 4281 Highway 20 (John Sims Parkway), Niceville, at 10 a.m. Park Staff and Dr. Gail Baker, retired biology professor from Northwest Florida State College, will serve as guides for walks on Red Cedar Nature Trail, Longleaf Pine Train and Steephead Spring Restoration Area. Email or call 850-897-5056 if you plan to attend in order to ensure sufficient trail guides. Wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and use insect repellent, especially on feet and legs. Participants are invited to join the group for lunch at Pepitos Mexican Restaurant, 4585 E. Highway 20. This months outing is sponsored by Valparaiso Garden Club. For additional information contact Gail Baker. Poetry Club The Poetry Club will meet on Thursday, October 18 at Crosspoint Methodist Church at 11 a.m. in room 802. Previous experience is not necessary, only appreciation of reading original poetry. Bring three poems you have written or those you enjoy from other poets. The theme or topic of poetry is October or the fall season or any topic you desire. The suggested form for one of your poems is a haiku which is a popular three line poem with a syllable count of 5-7-5. Everyone remembers poetry from high school or childhood with phrases coming back to us even today. Come and rekindle interest in writing and enjoying poetry. Contact Dennis Wilson at 279-3248 for more information. Intro to Wood Turning Intro to Wood Turning at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, October 19, 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: 850-678-2615. Cost is $66 per student; $61 for Museum Members. TCWC Luncheon The Twin Cities Womans Club meets for their monthly luncheon Wednesday, October 24 at the BWB Clubhouse. Social time is at 11 a.m.; lunch at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be one of their scholarship recipients. The theme is Halloween and attendees are welcome to dress festively. Women in the community are invited to attend. Reservations required by contacting Glenda Hudkins, 850-240-1158, no later than Friday, October 19. Basket Weaving Popular instructor, Carol Dickson, will teach students to make a Wastebasket, Saturday, October 20, starting at 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Students will be learning a new skill, experience an age-old tradition, and create something uniquely Beacon ExpressOUR TOWNWednesday, October 17, 2018 Page A-7 Kiwanis of Niceville-Valparaiso Donates $3,500 to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) This year's donation is $500 larger than last year... actually more than that. Ron Maddox, (center) who spearheaded our fund raising, said the paper check will reflect the actual $3500.07 collected. Plus Jim Howard won the 50/50 drawing and donated it to CMN. The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso has raised over $93,000 for CMN since 1987. Also in the photo are (left to right) CMN Development Coordinator Emily Ioakim, Kiwanis President Lynn Gauthier, and Regional Director for Sacred Heart Hospital Adrienne Maygarden.Kiwanis Club donates to kids CLL (Center for Lifelong Learning) at UWF Emerald Coast in Fort Walton Beach would like to recognize the outstanding work of Niceville High School IT students and teachers for updating the CLL website. Each of the NHS web-design students took different areas to work on to complete the redesign project. Following the life cycle stages of development used in the commercial world, the process took several months. NHS students who worked on the website in this project were: Martin Bouldo (Lead), Katie Lightfoot, Dylan Hammond, Jordan Richardson, Miguel Malayto, Dhruvi Contractor, Nathaniel Willard, and Nathan Willard. Kayla Koger, Josie Jacks, Alexandria McCraine, Grayson Kramer, and Brittney Sposito worked on the logo concepts.Students collaborate with UWF to build a new website Recently Twin Cities Hospital employees decided to partner with Sharing and Caring in Niceville for a community project that would guarantee families in need a happy and merry Christmas. Employees adopted five families, who had registered for assistance with Sharing and Caring in Niceville. The project was part of HCA s 50 Days of Service, commemorating HCA s 50th year anniversary. Projects were submitted by a number of hospitals throughout the United States. Those community projects chosen, received $1,000 to the organization; in twin Cities Hospital case, it was awarded to Sharing and Caring. Twin Cities Hospital hosted an ice cream social for their employees to celebrate the presentation of the check to Sharing and Caring of Niceville.Twin Cities Hospital partners with Sharing & Caring SIMPLY THE BESTAt Gulf Coast Hearing Center, we feel were the best in town because we offer: OUR NAME BRANDS: Oticon, Phonak, Siemens MOST UP-TO-DATE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FAIR, AFFORDABLE PRICES 30 DAY TRIAL PRIVILEGEJames W. 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At Ottesen Family Dentistry, we strive to put wellness lessons into our practice of dentistry. Dr. Ottesen, a dental graduate of the University of Florida, has completed advanced post-graduate training in occlusal disease at the world renowned Pankey Institute, Spear Education Campus, and the Kois Center. Dr. Ottesen has learned skills utilizing photography during the exam to establish a facially generated treatment plan to optimize the beauty of your smile. Our team is passionate about helping our patients achieve oral and systemic health. Annual cancer screenings are critical when it comes to detecting oral cancer. Signs and symptoms of oral cancer can include a sore or lesion in the mouth that does not heal within two weeks, a lump, or a white or red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth. Oral ID is an examination using fluorescence technology to assists the doctor and hygienists in visualization of oral abnormalities at an earlier stage before they can be detected with the naked eye. Risk factors for oral cancer include exposure to HPV, the use of alcohol and tobacco, family genetics, and age. This 2 minute fluorescence exam may save your life. Our office is proud to offer free oral cancer screenings on Friday, November 16th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Please call 850-279-6657 to reserve a time for your complimentary oral cancer screening utilizing the Oral ID technology. At Ottesen Family Dentistry, we try to assess the risk of caries in our patients. Currently, dental decay remains one of the most common chronic diseases of children. Dental decay is caused by many factors, including dry mouth often caused by medications, acidic pH, oral hygiene habits, oral appliances (braces) and many pathogens (bacteria). Research has found bacteria in the mouth, streptococcus mutans, to be the most common bacteria found on heart valves and in coronary arteries. Patients at high risk for decay may require medical intervention in the form of prescription oral rinses, gels, gums, and varnishes. At Ottesen Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer our patients a 12 Month Dental Benefit Program. This includes two dental cleanings healthy gums (D1110) or periodontal maintenance cleanings (D4910), two fluoride treatments (D1206), unlimited digital x-rays (D0272, D0274, D0220, D0230, D0330), unlimited exams (routine and emergency) (D0120, D0140, D0150), periodontal evaluation (D0180), oral cancer screening (D0101, D0431), intraoral photographs (D0350). Additional dental cleanings, periodontal therapy, and all other general dentistry procedures beyond the above mentioned treatment are reduced 15%. (For patients 18 years and under sealants are $20 each). Annual membership fee: Adults $349, Children (18 and under) $299, Couples $649, Family Plan (Two adults and 2 children age 18 and younger) $1149. There are no deductibles, no pre-existing exclusions, and no yearly maximums. Ottesen Family Dentistry is located at 1536 John Sims Parkway in Niceville next to Publix. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7am to 3pm. We welcome new patients. We will file all insurances for our patients. We are in network with MetLife, Cigna and Guardian insurances. To schedule an appointment, please call 279-6657. ALL AROUND THE TOWN Advertising Feature Ottesen Family DentistryOur Focus is Oral Wellness Our office is proud to offer free oral cancer screenings on Friday, November 16th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Please call 850-279-6657 for an appointment.Page A-8 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 THEBAYBEACON & GENERAL REPAIRBrakes Water PumpsTiming Belts Struts/Shocks Expert, Certified Techs Detailed Estimates(850)729-6629 Quality Parts Friendly Service FULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men Call Today!678-1977 Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites Shades Hair Color Perms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out 101 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville Tues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2 Evening Appointments Upon Request RedKen Color & Products Kenra Haircare Products 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: 10/24/18min 35 unitsper unit Must mention this ad at time of treatment. No exceptions. Teeth worn by bruxism (left). Custom-made night guards protect teeth from wear (right). Its time for Fall craft shows and the ladies of the Twin Cities Woman s Club have been preparing a variety of handcrafted items for their booth at the Crosspoint Church World Bazaar, which is being held on Saturday, October 27 in Niceville. This is a major fundraising opportunity for the TCWC. Proceeds from their sales will benefit charities in our local community. Pictured left to right are crafters Lillian Lewis, Linda Richardson, Diane Ballard, Brenda Brown, Dale Fuqua, and Glenda Hudkins.Woman s Club prepares for Bazaar yours. The cost is $50 ($45 Museum Members) and includes all materials. Space is limited. Register today: (850) 678-2615 or, visit the Heritage Museum at 115 Westview Avenue in Valparaiso. Steak Fry Niceville American Legion Post 221, 444 E John Sims Parkway will be hosting a steak fry on Friday, October 19 from 5-8 p.m. Ribeye, Baked Potato, Salad for $ 15.00. Cooked to order. Public is welcome. Haunted Heritage Children and families are invited to Haunted Heritage, Saturday October 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Admission. Haunted Heritage is a mini festival for children and families. Enjoy holiday crafts, raffles, a bake sale, games, contests with lots of prizes, and spooky ghost stories for all ages will tell haunting tales of local legends. Throughout the day kids can play games, win prizes and do fun Halloween crafts. Children ages infant to 14 years old can come dressed up and participate in a costume contest. Other contests include doughnut eating, and a mummy (or daddy) wrap. Museum admission is free on October 27. Event tickets will be for sale for contests, games, crafts, food and bake sale. 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 Nov. 10 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. Valparaiso Garden Club Join us on November 14 to learn about beekeeping presented by Melissa Register, partner of the Register Family Bee Farm. Melissa will present an overview on honey bees: the importance of honey bees as pollinators, a year in the life of a honeybee farm, types of honey production in our area and the types of equipment used for beekeeping. Melissa will also discuss the products produced by the bee farm and their health benefits. The Valparaiso Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at Trinity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall located at 44 Southview Avenue in Valparaiso. Visitors and new members welcomed. Elks Essay Contest Twin Cities Elks Lodge #2747 in Valparaiso announces the annual Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by the Grand Lodge. There are prizes at 4 levels: individual lodge, Northwest District, state and national. The contest is open to any student including home schooled in grades 5-8. This is a very important Patriotic Contest that gives children the opportunity to express views on their pride in America. Elks are proud to be Americans and proud to participate in this contest. We hold an annual banquet for our winners. Deadline for entries is Dec. 14. For information contact Kathy Casey, Americanism Chairman at 850-4610952. CALENDARFrom page A-7