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The Bay beacon

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Title:
The Bay beacon
Portion of title:
Beacon
Place of Publication:
Niceville, FL
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Bayou Enterprises Inc., Stephen W. Kent- Publisher
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2010
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Weekly
regular
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
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United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Bluewater Bay
United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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30.516111 x -86.471667 ( Place of Publication )

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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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Description based on: May 11, 1994.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Copyright Bay Beacon. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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1097-6469 ( ISSN )

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T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 Police Blotter, page A-3 The northbound span of the Toms Bayou bridge (left) will be replaced, while the southbound one will be widened.Beacon photo By Cynthia Richardson Beacon Correspondent Many people displaced by Hurricane Michael last month took refuge in the NicevilleValparaiso area even before the storm. Some of them were medical personnel from Gulf Coast Medical Center, Panama City, and their families, who would soon find themselves without a place to work or dwellings to house them. "As soon as Michael got into the Gulf and looked like he was coming, my job started," said Sharon Wise, emergency preparedness coordinator for Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville. "Corporate called and said, 'We need somewhere for our employees from Panama City to go. '" Both Twin Cities Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical are owned and operated by HCA Healthcare, the big Nashville-based hospital chain. They told us we needed to make some sort of shelter," Wise said. Twin Cities Hospitals chief executive, David Whalen, asked Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin for space to house theBeacon Staff Preliminary work began this week to replace the aging northbound span of the Toms Bayou bridge in Valparaiso, and to widen the southbound span. After completion, each span will continue to host two travel lanes, with the addition of paved shoulders. Once construction gets underway in earnest on the twoyear project, traffic flow will be temporarily restricted on the 700-foot bridge, a key link in the John Sims Parkway approach to the busy East Gate of Eglin Air Force Base. The Florida Department of Transportation project is being performed by Scott Bridge Co., Opelika, Ala., on an $8.46 million contract. Another $1.5 million was spent on design. The DOT has variously estimated the completion date as July 2020 and the fall of 2020. The job will replace the older, two-lane northbound span. The new structure will include two 12-foot travel lanes, an eight-foot shoulder, and a five-foot sidewalk. The newer, two-lane southThe 31st annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow took place last weekend at the Mullet Festival grounds, Niceville. The three-day event, open to the public, drew participants from Native American tribes throughout the Southeast and beyond with the aim of encouraging participation and goodwill between Native and non-Native persons. Among the scenes pictured are Saturday's grand entry, the intertribal honor guard, and the host drum event. Beacon photos by Paula MimsWork begins to replace span over Toms BayouStorm refugeCity shelters hospital evacueesBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission has approved a plan to hand over oversight of its Niceville-based 911 emergency fire and medical dispatch service to the sheriffs office. In a report to the commission preceding adoption of the measure last month, county staffers said: Consolidation of 911 dispatching services between the Okaloosa County Public Safety Department and the sheriff has been reviewed a number of times over the past several years. Currently, the communications hardware is in need of replacement, and consolidating this purchase for law enforcement, EMS and fire will provide considerable cost savings for the county, the report stated. Further, the FY18-19 budget realized a savings of $650,000 in deferred costs by anticipated restructuring and consolidation of staffing resources. The sheriff currently handles the majority of 911 calls and has agreed to assume the oversight for this public safety function, according to the report. The switch is expected to take effect Jan. 1. Okaloosa County Director of Public Safety Stefan Vaughn told the Beacon that the consolidation Celebrating Native American heritage A 14-member hurricane-relief team organized by First Baptist Church, Niceville, one day last week covered the roofs of two storm-damaged homes with tarpaulins and removed wet insulation, moldy drywall and sodden carpeting in a Panama City neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Michael. They also cleared downed trees, fences and debris, according to team member Vern McGraw. Pictured, Mike Mihalcik, Niceville. Courtesy photo Please see SPAN, page A-6 Please see REFUGE, page A-2 911 call functions merging50Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8 Pages, 1 Section, 6 Inserts A+ Painting AA Auto Clinic Advanced Home Repair Affordable Climate Control Storage American Legion Post 221 Ashley Home Store Bayou Book Co. Bayou Tree Service Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Best Buy Carpet Carriage Hills Realty Dermatology Surgery Center Diamond Works Dr. Amber Wiebe E & D Pressure Washing Eglin Federal Credit Union Emerald Coast Boat Club Fantastic Sams First Baptist Church of Niceville Friends of ECSP Geico Gulf Coast Dental Gulf Coast Hearing Center Home Cleaning Co. Immanuel Anglican Church L'Orange Auto Import Service Lighthouse Therapy Mattress Depot McLaughlin Funeral Niceville Family Dental Niceville Hearing Center Niceville Insurance Agency Ollie's Bargain Outlet One Hour Air Conditioning Ottesen Family Dentistry Prescription Place Publix Purdy Painting Rhino Shield Ritz Salon Samuel Peek Serta Simpler Carpet Smileology Summit II In Hair Torch Technologies Twin Cities Transmission The sheriffs office will soon manage all 911 call functions in the county dispatch center in Niceville. Beacon file photo Please see 911, page A-2 Niceville team aids hurricane victims

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Panama City evacuees. Corbin offered the citys soonto-be-completed senior center for two weeks, and checked regularly to see how things were going. The center, behind city hall, temporarily slept 80 in five rooms. Twin Cities Hospital provided meals to the evacuees the first week. Later, local restaurants stepped in, including Cafe Bienville, Chick-fil-A, Jim n Nicks, and One 20 A Modern Bistro. "Thank God for Facebook," Wise said. She issued calls on the social media platform every four hours for help. People responded who had no affiliation with the hospital. "I had community volunteers, she said. They were wonderful." Niceville police checked on the center hourly at night. The evacuees "were all very happy, Wise said. Twin Cities Hospital itself took in many of the patients evacuated from Gulf Coast Medical Center, doubling its patient population. The company also worked to find more-permanent housing arrangements for the Panama City employees staying in the senior center. Wise says that everything went so well that she feels they know exactly what to do should such a need ever recur. "I didn't ask for anything that didn't happen immediately, she said. The community was wonderful." All evacuees have left the senior center now, going elsewhere as the Panama City area begins to recover. The Bay Beacon Page A-2 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 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. DameHAS, BC-HIS Call today for a FREEHearing Profile4400 Hwy. 20 E., Ste. 211, Bluewater Bay (850) 279-4545HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICES EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE COUPONS Expires: 11/30/18 Expires: 11/30/18 batteries$3 per packLimit 4by Varta $2,00000All Models & Sizes100% DigitalReg. $2,30000 NERA 2 REFUGEFrom page A-1 The Twin Cities Veterans Council will sponsor a public Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at Doolittle Park, John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso. Speakers will be Lt. Gen. James Sherrard, Valparaiso Mayor Brent Smith and Niceville Mayor Pro Tem Sal Nodjomian. Colors will be presented by the Niceville High School Air Force Junior ROTC. In case of bad weather, the ceremony will be held at the Amvets post on Valastics Avenue, Valparaiso.Veterans Day ceremony set should not result in any immediate or adverse impacts to the staffing of either organization. In time, the communications staff will cross train and become more universally functional. The radio-dispatch centers for the county fire and emergencymedical service departments, and the sheriffs police functions, are both situated in the county Emergency Operations Center in Niceville, where they are expected to remain, said Vaughn. The consolidation of both centers will increase efficiencies in staffing that results from mitigating operational redundancies, he added. 911From page A-1

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ArrestsOn Oct. 19 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Amanda Marie Norris, 25, of 79 E. Renoir Rd., DeFuniak Springs, on a charge of shoplifting. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on Sept. 27, in which Norris entered the Cefco store on Highway 85, selected six keychains valued at a total of $23.94, concealed them in her pocket, and attempted to exit the store without paying. Challenged by an employee, she surrendered the merchandise. After a Miranda warning, Norris told police she knew it wasnt right to take the keychains, and that she had given them back to a store employee when requested to do so. * On Oct. 22 Niceville police arrested Sarah Whitney Swick, 29, of 25 8th Ave., #A, Shalimar, and Valerie Shane Perez, 31, of 201 East College Blvd., #3, Niceville, both on charges of shoplifting, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, and drug equipment possession and/or use. The two were seen entering Walmart, switching price tags on multiple items, and concealing some items in their purses, before passing all points of sale without attempting to pay for them. A search revealed them to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine which field tested positive, and drug gear. * On Oct. 22 Niceville police arrested Nicholas Mason Cruz, 24, of 711 Helms St., #B, Niceville, on a charge of trespassing after warning. An officer responded to Walmart regarding a report of a disorderly person. A store employee requested that Cruz be trespassed from the store, and the officer issued a trespass warning to Cruz, who then left. Later, however, Cruz returned to Walmart, and police were again summoned. Officers found him sitting on a grocery-bag dispenser lighting a cigarette. * On Oct. 22 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Amy Virginia Mallette, 34, of 239 Dominica Cir., Niceville, on a charge of trespassing on property other than a structure or conveyance. * On Oct. 23 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested James Thomas Ovalle, 25, of 147 Cessna St., Santa Rosa Beach, on a charge of grand theft of between $300 and $5,000. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on Aug. 11 in which Ovalle took items from Walmart valued at a total of $358.35. * On Oct. 23 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Stephen Alton Newsome, 39, of 102 Poplar Pl., Niceville, on a charge of probation violation, felony. * On Oct. 24 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Daniel Edmund Thomas, 43, of 319 Okaloosa Ave., Valparaiso, on a charge of felony battery. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from an incident in Niceville on Aug. 11, in which Thomas, an employee at a local pizza parlor, argued with a coworker about deliveries. Thomas then struck the coworker in the face, fracturing the coworkers nose and a facial bone. * On Oct. 24 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Lyndsay Michelle Campbell, 31, of 234 White St., Niceville, on a charge of probation violation, felony. * On Oct. 26 Deborha Carol McDaniel, 51, of 936 Linden Ave., Niceville, was booked into the Walton County jail on a charge of driving with a suspended/revoked license, subsequent offense. * On Oct. 26 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Terry Lee Holloway, 58, of 202 20th St., Niceville, on charges of marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, drug equipment possession and/or use, probation violation; felony, and petit larceny, first offense. * On Oct. 26 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested Richard James Whitfield, 47, of 1013 Judith Ave., Niceville, on a charge of giving false owner information to pawn items for less than $300. * On Oct. 29 Valparaiso police arrested Paul Rodney Gunnels, 49, of 311 Kelly Rd., Niceville, on a charge of drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer observed Gunnels standing on a sidewalk, after previously learning that Gunnels had an active warrant from the Okaloosa Sheriffs office. The officer confirmed the warrant, and arrested Gunnels. During an inventory of Gunnels belongings, the officer discovered drug paraphernalia, and after a Miranda warning, Gunnels said that the items belonged to him. * On Oct. 31 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office arrested a 17-year-old Niceville High School student on a charge of making a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner. On Oct. 30, the youth approached a girl, also an NHS student, at his place of employment and asked what she was planning to do for Halloween. When she replied that she wasnt doing anything, the youth asked if she would like to know what he was planning to do. He then told her, Oh, well I plan to shoot up the school. The following day, the girl reported the youths statement to the NHS school resource officer. Under questioning by the deputy, the youth acknowledged making the statement, but said he was only joking and did not mean it. 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 Oct. 29, 2018 through Nov. 1, 2018. 0 Structure Fires6 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire1 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn8 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SiTUATION DATE TIME Edgewater Dr...........................Cancelled...............................10/29/18...................12:01 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..................................10/29/18...................13:14 Old East Gate Rd....................Medical..................................10/29/18...................16:12 27th Street................................Medical..................................10/29/18...................22:37 S.R. 293....................................Vehicle extrication.................10/30/18...................08:10 N. Partin Dr...............................Cancelled...............................10/30/18...................10:27 Partin Dr....................................Vehicle crash.........................10/30/18...................16:38 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash.........................10/30/18...................18:29 Glen Ave...................................Service call............................10/31/18...................06:45 Balsam Dr.................................Medical..................................10/31/18...................07:43 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Cancelled...............................10/31/18...................08:15 Rocky Shores Dr......................Cancelled...............................10/31/18...................08:58 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash.........................10/31/18...................15:17 Summerwood Ct......................Medical..................................10/31/18...................17:06 Sycamore Ave..........................Cancelled...............................11/1/18......................11:06 Regatta Dr................................Medical..................................11/1/18......................11:36 Poplar Pl...................................Service call............................11/1/18......................14:47 26th Street................................Cancelled...............................11/1/18......................15: 22 Weekly Safety Tip: Always Store the gas cylinder to your gas grill outsideaway from structuresand turn off the valve when not in use. The Niceville Fire Department has a Facebook page, check it out! Niceville North Bay THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 7, 2018 Page A-3 CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE!1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental AvailableCall for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) (850) 729-0176 1073 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Just like last year, they are assembling the playhouse and it will be sitting outside of their office at 1073 John Sims Parkway starting November 16th for everyone to see. You can also see this darling playhouse during the Niceville Christmas Parade on December 1st as part of their annual Christmas Parade Office Float Entry. To register for the Give-Away Gift, please email your name, address, and phone number to NicevilleParade@gmail.com. Registrations will be accepted until December 5th, and the drawing will be December 6th. Please see the Give-Away Gift Rules below for more information.Give-Away Gift Rules1. We will not ship playhouse. Pick up or Delivery only. 2. We will deliver the playhouse to the Niceville/ Valparaiso area only. Pick up from other local areas will be at 1073 John Sims Parkway. 3. Transportation of Give-Away Gift is provided in Niceville/Valparaiso area but set up (if necessary) is the responsibility of Give-Away Gift winner. 4. Give-Away Gift must be claimed within 24 hours or another registration will be drawn. 5. You do not need to be present to win. 6. By entering a registration in the drawing you are expressly agreeing that BHHS PenFed Realty may use your name and images in marketing material regarding the Give-Away Gift should you win. 7. BHHS PenFed Realty will not share registration information with any third party without your consent.BHHS PenFed Realty Niceville Does It Again! Last year, during the holiday season, the Niceville office of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty sponsored a Give-Away Gift drawing for a playhouse. They had so much fun offering an opportunity for the youngest members of our community to become homeowners, they just have to do it again. NOW OPEN SUNDAYS NOON TO 5:00 P.M. 850-678-1593www.bayoubookcompany.comOak Creek Shopping Center, Niceville Open: Mon. Sat. 9-6 Sun. Noon 5 Since 1986 The North Bay Fire District responded to the following calls from Oct. 16, 2018 through Oct. 26, 2018. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Parkwood Cir............................Medical assist........................10/16/18...................01:09 Emerald Coast Pkwy...............Trash fire................................10/16/18...................05:32 EOD Range Rd........................EMS call................................10/16/18...................10:07 Fairway Lakes Dr.....................EMS call................................10/16/18...................14:45 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................10/16/18...................17:12 Brookhaven Way.....................Dispatched & cancelled........10/16/18...................19:21 Pine St......................................Public assist...........................10/17/18...................13:14 W. White Point Rd...................Service call............................10/17/18...................15:18 Hickory......................................Vehicle accident....................10/17/18...................16:37 Napa Way.................................Building fire............................10/18/18...................04:26 Mallorca Cv...............................Dispatched & cancelled........10/18/18...................09:53 Napa Way.................................Fire.........................................10/18/18...................09:21 Island Ln...................................Building fire............................10/18/18...................08:56 E. Hwy. 20................................Dispatched & cancelled........10/18/18...................10;49 E. Hwy. 20................................No incident found..................10/18/18...................12:51 Commercial Dr.........................Alarm activation.....................10/18/18...................15:21 Sonoma Cir..............................EMS call................................10/19/18...................12:47 E. Hwy. 20................................Medical assist........................10/19/18...................13:50 Merchants Way........................EMS call................................10/19/18...................17:04 Pearl S. Buck Ct......................Medical assist........................10/19/18...................17:49 23rd Street................................Building fire............................10/19/18...................20:49 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................10/19/18...................20:21 S. R. 293..................................Vehicle accident....................10/19/18...................23:06 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................10/20/18...................08:05 Turnberry Pl..............................EMS call................................10/20/18...................11:23 N. White Point Rd....................Dispatched & cancelled........10/20/18...................20:01 Merchants Way........................Medical assist........................10/20/18...................22:40 N. White Point Rd....................Electrical................................10/21/18...................03:57 Providence Way.......................Dispatched & cancelled........10/21/18...................21:32 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................10/21/18...................23:59 Ansley Dr..................................EMS call................................10/22/18...................03:40 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................10/22/18...................04:47 Brookhaven Way.....................Service call............................10/22/18...................10:41 Bay Drive..................................Medical assist........................10/22/18...................10:39 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................10/22/18...................15:17 Gleneagles Dr..........................EMS call................................10/22/18...................15:05 Sunset Cv.................................EMS call................................10/22/18...................16:24 S. Dominica Cir........................EMS call................................10/22/18...................21:57 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................10/23/18...................01:36 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................10/23/18...................12:19 Southminster Cir......................EMS call................................10/23/18...................20:43 Merchants Way........................EMS call................................10/24/18...................10:10 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................10/24/18...................11:16 Ridge Ln...................................Vehicle accident....................10/24/18...................15:11 Yacht Club Dr...........................Dispatched & cancelled........10/24/18...................15:22 Shipley Dr.................................EMS call................................10/24/18...................15:42 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................10/24/18...................15:53 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................10/24/18...................17:46 E. Hwy. 20................................Vehicle accident....................10/24/18...................19:57 Merchants Way........................EMS call................................10/24/18...................22:23 Bay Drive..................................Medical assist........................10/25/18...................04:22 N. White Point Rd....................EMS call................................10/25/18...................11:53 N. White Point Rd....................Medical assist........................10/25/18...................12:22 Cedar Beach............................Dispatched & cancelled........10/25/18...................13:51 Merchants Way........................Dispatched & cancelled........10/26/18...................05:51 Pine St......................................EMS call................................10/26/18...................10:41 Windward Cir............................Medical assist........................10/26/18...................18:20 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................10/26/18...................18:49 Oakwood Cir............................EMS call................................10/26/18...................23:18 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.

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Page A-4 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 THEBAYBEACON Rain date: Sun., Nov. 11 Noon-3pmCampfire Join us for a day of GREAT FAMILY FUN! Pioneer Survival Skills Music &Storytelling Candle Dipping Rag Doll MakingSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018 10AM-3PMSponsored by the Friends of the Emerald Coast State ParksFood available for purchaseFor more information, call the park: 850-833-9144 PLEASE NO PETS $5PER CAR PARK ADMISSION GULFCOASTDENTALSteven G. Robinette, DDS (850) 897-9600 4566 Hwy 20 East Ste 108 Niceville, FL 32578 gulfcoastdental.comThere is a NEW FDA approved laser that can treat gum disease with no cutting, or sutures! Suffering from Bleeding Gums? Call now for a FREEConsultation!LANAP LaserLess Pain. Less Discomfort. The Laser Alternative to Gum Surgery. THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith Thank you for the time you spend away from your family and loved ones to protect our freedom. Lucy Malone, 54, Niceville, project manager God bless you, and thank you for your sacrifices. Bruce Ammons, 48, Niceville, engineerWhat would you like to say to military veterans?Location: Cefco gas station; SR 20 Im a military brat. Both my parents were Navy medical corpsmen. I appreciate the selflessness and courage of military service. America appreciates you. Tristan Bradley, 21, Pace, alarm technician I appreciate the safety we have in our country, and the freedom we have to do whatever we want. Cory Phillips, 23, Niceville, sales clerk Thank you for your service. Your dedication and commitment to keeping us safe is second to none. Greg Kisela, 64, Destin, Deputy Okaloosa County Administrator I am happy that I grew up and still live in a place that values and appreciates the sacrifice and work of our Armed Forces. Jake Hampton, 24, Bluewater Bay, teacher Ritz Salon is offering Keratin Complex just in time for the holidays!This formaldehyde-free product lasts at least 3 months and is great for all types of hair, including curls, frizzy hair, or chemically, over-processed hair in need of repair.Call today for your consultation. Takes away 95% of frizz Intensifies color Makes hair shiny, silky & smooth897-4466 Smoothing Therapy by CoppolaSAVE $30!Now thru January 5th 15% Off RetailNow thru January 5th

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BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Page A-5 908 S. Palm Blvd. Niceville www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.comProviders for Cigna Savings Plan, Assurant Insurance, and United Concordia Elite Plus Most Insurance Plans Filed RALFP. ZAPATA, D.D.S. TYLERBAKER, D.M.D.729 1223OUR DENTAL MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMReceive the following treatment for one year one price!TWO DENTAL CLEANINGS TWO FLUORIDE TREATMENTS UNLIMITED DIGITAL X RAYS UNLIMITED EXAMS (ROUTINE AND EMERGENCY) PERIODONTAL EVALUATION ORAL CANCER SCREENING INTRAORAL PHOTOS ADDITIONAL DENTAL CLEANINGS, PERIODONTAL THERAPY, AND ALL GENERAL DENTISTRY PROCEDURESREDUCED10%****NO DEDUCTIBLE *NO PREEXISTING EXCLUSIONS *NO YEARLY MAXIMUMSANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES ADULTS: $379 CHILDREN (13 and under): $329 Comprehensive Family Care Advanced Sterilization Techniques Luma Arch Whitening (In Office) Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding Preventative Dentistry Custom Crowns/ Bridges Implant Restoration Gentle Nitrous Oxide Digital X-Rays Dr. Baker and Dr. Zapata Are Accepting New Patients at Niceville Family Dental Center Serving the Local Area for over 25 YearsWE SALUTE ALL VETERANS! Rocky Bayou Christian School clinched a playoff spot in the 2A state series with a win over Oak Hall (Gainesville) last Friday night in Gainesville. The Knights finished the regular season 4-5 and will take on University Christian in Jacksonville Friday night at 7:30. Pictured: Josh Childers talks to his team after the game against Jay earlier this season. Beacon photo by Paula MimsKnights head into post season Niceville suffered its third loss of the season when Navarre came to Eagle Stadium last Friday. Big plays by Navarre put the Eagles behind early, but the offense got going in the third quarter with a touchdown being scored by TJ Pope and Dominic Annichairico. From middle left: Seniors and their families were honored before the game. The Tims family pose with their son, Brandon. The Eagle Pride drumline plays in front of the student section during the third quarter. Eyin Cole with a kickoff return in the first quarter. Cole gained 68 return yards on three attempts. Despite the loss, Niceville is headed to another post season and will travel up to Crestview on Friday for the first round of the 6A playoffs. Game time is set for 7:30. Beacon photos by Paula MimsNiceville falls to Navarre In the first winter sports competition of the season, the Lewis School girls and Rocky Bayou Christian School boys got the wins when the two schools faced each other at Twin Oaks Tuesday Oct. 30. The Lewis girls rolled over Rocky Bayou by a score of 9-1. On the boys side, Rocky Bayou defeated Lewis by a score of 6-3. From top left: Hanna Riggs dribbles the ball down the field among a score of Rocky defenders. Riggs scored seven of Lewis' goals. Rocky's goalie throws the ball upfield after making a stop in the first half. A large crowd was on hand for the first middle school soccer games of the season. Fighting for control. Rocky Bayou scored the first three goals of the game, but Lewis fought back and trailed 5-3 midway through the second half. Rocky Bayou scored the final goal on a penalty kick. Rocky teammates are all smiles after scoring their second goal. Lewis soccer will next take the field against Baker on November 13th and Rocky Bayou will take on Freeport on November 16th. Game times for both teams are 5:00 (girls) and 6:15 (boys). Beacon photos by Paula MimsLewis girls, RBCS boys score soccer wins

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Page A-6 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 THEBAYBEACON 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 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 Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. 1821 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, Florida 32578www.CarriageHills.com REALTOR@CarriageHills.com (850) 678-5178Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.The Best Rental Homes in our area have One thing in commonAddress Beds / Baths Square Feet Rent per mo. Niceville:4561 Castlewood Ln.3 / 21,911$2,225 104 Farrah Ave.3 / 2.51,696$1,500 100 Matt Blvd.3 / 21,206$1,500 1010 S. Palm Blvd.3 / 21,161$1,200 405 Paradise Rd.3 / 2.52,721$2,200 #235 The Oaks2 / 21,000$1,125 953 Rue De Palms3 / 21,727$1,500 1826 Shay Lin Ct. 2 / 1.51,033$1,000 111 Summit Ct.3 / 21,155$1,450Shalimar:8 Gardner Dr.2 / 2.51,120$1,200 CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY WITH ANY QUESTIONS. Ladies, its time to ditch your bras. Our camis give you comfort, support and shape all day long. Bras are the worst. Call today for your free cami fitting. Christine, 850-217-2946. goodbyebras.com NEWSPAPER DELIVERY IMMEDIATE OPENINGS 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. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) PRIVATE HOUSE-KEEPER NEEDED Private, home in Destin, FL seeks an experienced full-time Housekeeper (no weekends). Looking for very good references. Must be mature, dedicated, and thorough with a pleasant demeanor. The atmosphere of household is quiet, calm, and respectful; chemical and fragrance-free. The team of exceptional professionals operates on the basis of knowledge and respect. Imperative that you are a high energy team player. Must know your craft. Individual must have the ability to communicate well (verbally and electronically), help with laundry, some kitchen assistance, and pet assistance. $15-$20/hour DOE with potential for salary and benefits after 90 days. Full background check and drug test required. If interested, email resume to clean.2018@yahoo.com. House cleaning services in Crestview and Niceville areas. Background check and references. Call Cathy at 850-830-5377. Experienced caregiver. Light housekeeping, errands, meal preparation and more. Call 850-737-6692. Beauty Help Wanted Services CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! Services Services Services Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Let the community know your business. Advertise inAt Your Service The Bay Beacon678-1080 AT YOUR SERVICETHE BAY BEACONS HOME REPAIRVinyl Siding Screen Rooms Crown Moulding Replace Rotten Wood & Screens Door InstallationLic# RX0066839 585-9511 TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Dont be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! BayouTreeService PRESSURE WASHING(850) 699-7866Houses Drive-ways Fencing Dock RVs DecksNo Job Too SmallLicensed & InsuredE&D Pressure Washingq 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 Advertise your business in this size space for only $22.50 per week.(Minimum 8 weeks.)CALL US at678-1080 or email info@baybeacon.comAd design & layout no extra charge. ADVERTISE HERE! 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The DOT stated that "drivers will encounter periodic nighttime lane closures and traffic shifts" during the work. During Phase 2 of construction, while the northbound span is being demolished and rebuilt, three lanes of traffic will be maintained on what is now the southbound span. The center lane of this span will temporarily become a reversible lane to allow two southbound lanes (toward Eglin) during morning peak travel times and two northbound lanes (away from Eglin) during the afternoon and evening. The northbound spanthe one to be replacedwas built in 1954, the other one in 1962. On average, some 19,300 vehicles cross the bridge each day. Normally, the useful life of a bridge built to state standards is perhaps 75 years, according to the DOT, but the agency determined that the northbound span is structurally deficient. SPANFrom page A-1 Science of Ecology The Science of Ecology, starring Steve Trash, is a magical, ecological, and educational experience, filled with fun illustrations demonstrating how everything in the natural world is connected and tips on how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. There will be two showings of this event on November 8 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The first performance starts at 9:45 a.m., followed by the second show time at 11:30 a.m. Shows are approximately one hour in length. Study guides are available upon request. Tickets for this show are $6 and can be purchase by contacting Suzanne Flood at (850) 729-6065, or flooda2@nwfsc.edu. Doolittle Scholarship Golf The 46th annual Doolittle Scholarship Open golf tournament will be held on Friday, November 9, at the Eglin Golf Course in Niceville. This years tourney will be played on the historic Eagle course, the oldest golf course in the area. Check in starts at 7:00 a.m. and the tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. The tournament is open to the public and cost is $50 for active duty military, $75 for Eglin Golf Course members and $100 for all others, which includes green fee and cart, range balls, lunch, refreshments on the course, and an awards party. Registration is available online at eglinafagolf.com. Questions may be directed to Steve Madley, (850) 803-2280, e-mail afa-golf@cox.net. TCHA Christmas Gift Sale The Auxiliary of Twin Cities Hospital is hosting the annual Christmas Gift Sale in the hospital boardroom on November 9, 10, 11 and 12 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the health care scholarship fund. For more information, call 729-9481. 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. Holiday Festival The Niceville Public Library and our Friends group would like to invite you to come and meet local authors and artists. This will also be an excellent opportunity to start your Holiday Shopping. You will find unique gifts of books, art and handicrafts to purchase. The Authors and Artists Holiday Festival will be held in the Niceville Community Center at 204 N. Partin Drive on Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be door prizes, food and beverages available. Admission is free. Come out and support our local talent. Book Signing Author C.T. Dowling will be at Bayou Books in Niceville on Saturday, November 10 from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. to sign copies of his book, The Lost City of Gold. Presidential Agents Drew Wells and partner Bo Boggs find themselves involved in two murders while searching for an ancient artifact in a Lost City of Gold. The agents accidentally stumble into a murder in their own backyard that ultimately involves the death of FBI Director John Clark. Travels from the panhandle of Florida to Washington D.C. to a mysterious desert in Spain lead to the thrilling conclusion that will leave you "numb with excitement". For more information please phone the store at 6781593. Prayer Breakfast The Exchange Club of Niceville will honor Veterans with our 22nd One Nation Under God breakfast on November 11. Event to be held at AMVETS Post 78 in Valparaiso. The Exchange Club of Niceville looks to acknowledge the services of our military friends and neighbors. Honoring our Veterans is just one of the many Americanism programs we have throughout the year. The Veterans Day Prayer Breakfast not only aims to increase appreciation of our rich religious heritage, but also seeks to remind Americans of the debt we owe to our military veterans and that we must always trust in a higher power for guidance, protection and strength. The famous words of the program's title are, of course, taken from the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The breakfast will be from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Cost is by donation. Lt Gen (Ret) James E Sherrard will be the guest speaker. Call Paul McShane 678-8680 for information. Niceville Stockstarters The Niceville Stockstarters investment club will be meeting Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Props Restaurant (old Helen Back) in Niceville. Enjoy dinner, meet the members and listen to each member discuss various stocks. Started in 1995, the current membership of twelve, pay a monthly fee of $40.00 that is used to buy stocks. With a great portfolio of 22 stocks, each member suggests a buy, hold or sell for that month for the stock that they are following. Great information is shared among all members. For more information and/or joining our club, drop in or call Stan Chandler at 850-585-8237. 2018 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday.CALENDAR Please see CALENDAR, page A-8

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Eucheeanna Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists (DAC) would like to announce chapter member Margaret Nichols has been elected as State Regent. NSDAC is a unique opportunity to honor ones lineage and heritage as a descendant of the American Colonials. The DAC is a volunteer nonprofit organization that promotes interest in the history and deeds of the American Colonists prior to 1776. It also promotes love of the USA and its flag and institutions. Women who are interested in patriotism and American history and can document lineal descent from an ancestor who provided service to the colonies prior to 1776 are eligible for membership. * Dr. Jerome Strutchen Sr head boys basketball coach at Niceville High School recently received his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership emphasis on K-12 from Grand Canyon University. Dr. Strutchen has been a member of the Niceville High School Staff since 1999 as an assistant basketball coach while on active duty in the Air Force. He retired out of the Air Force in 2005 and became the head basketball coach for girls at Niceville in 2006, and then has been the head coach of the boys since 2007. Originally from Eastman, Georgia Dr. Strutchen plans to utilize his doctorate to become a member of leadership in Okaloosa County to further promote the success of our students. * Congratulations to Lindsey Stephens Lewis School's Teacher of the Year. She is a speech-language pathologist who works with a large population of the student body, ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade. She has worked in Okaloosa County since 2005. Beacon ExpressOUR TOWNWednesday, November 7, 2018 Page A-7 Law Office ofSAMUEL M. PEEKThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Probate Wills Trusts Estate Planning Powers of Attorney Medical Directives 678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578 Whos NewsE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com Whos News Eleven Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso members worked to provide a burger/hotdog lunch to about 95 United Way volunteers, recently at Niceville's Turkey Creek Park pavilion. Many thanks to Okaloosa County Gas for delivering their big community grill. Hot dogs and burgers were donated by Publix. Volunteering Kiwanians, from left: Jim Howard, Les Chambers, Judy Boudreaux, Stan Claypool, Jose Lozano, Dave Kerr, Dave Fauth, Lynn Gauthier, Bill Landsberg, Gloria Mayo. Clarence Mayo is taking the photo.Kiwanis feeds United Way volunteers Okaloosa Gas continued their great support to Children in Crisis by presenting a huge gas grill to the children living at the CIC Children s Neighborhood. The grill helped feed the volunteer workers of the recent United Way of Okaloosa Walton Day of Caring. Then the Marketing Director of Okaloosa Gas, Jenni Brunson called CIC and asked if the children needed a grill.Okaloosa Gas donates grill to kids St. Paul Christian School students, parents and church recently gathered together for See You at the Pole Day to pray for our nation.Students gather to pray The 11th Annual Cardboard Boat Race held recently was filled with fun and excitement. Four Adult boats were registered with ten Junior division boats registering and participating. The docks were full of spectators cheering on the captains of these marvelous creations. First and Second place winners received cash awards. This annual event is sponsored by Bluewater Bay Marina, LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and Bluewater High and Dry. Winners were as follows: Junior Division: 1st Place Brianna Steele Conch. 2nd Place TIE Katie Strang Punk Rock. Tahlee Grimshaw Rock Bottom. Best Design Carter Norris Dawg Diggity. Titanic Award Sara Kleinfelter Double Haul Narwal. Adult Division: 1st Place Pat Ballasch Dogg Paddle. 2nd Place Megan Lovering Ships and Giggles. Best Adult Design Megan Lovering Ships and Giggles.11th Annual Cardboard Boat Race winners At a recent board meeting of the Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation, members were presented a check from the Executive staff at Centennial Bank. Board members photographed: Chuck Schuster, President; Julie Tuskes, Treasurer; Ginger Davis, Vice President; and Jeff Selph, Director.Centennial Bank aids Guardian ad Litem Margaret Nichols Dr. Jerome Strutchen Lindsey Stephens Mrs. Holtery s kindergarten class at Edge Elementary celebrated their annual Spider Day where the students are engaged with learning about the characteristics of a spider. Top Row Left to Right: Daxton Howard, Andrew Loftis, Aspen McWilliams, Selah Fuller. Bottom Row: Alyssa Kleiser, Piper Wood, Lennon Easdon, Mrs. Holtery.Spider day at Edge

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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. 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. Myositis KIT Support group Residents of NWF Panhandle, AL and MS diagnosed with Myositis are invited to attend the Myositis Associations local KIT support group quarterly meeting in Valparaiso. They are encouraged to bring family members, caregivers and friends. The meeting is on Thursday, November 15 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Boathouse Landing, 124 N. John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, on the western edge of Niceville. For reservations and more information, please contact Madge, by noon Wednesday Nov.14 at 850-2794306 H / 478-335-0420 C or nwftmakit@cox.net The Nutcracker The Northwest Florida Ballet presents their 39th annual performance of the holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker," on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in the Mainstage Theater. Tickets are $38 for adults and $18 for children (12 and under). Purchase advance tickets from the ballet at (850) 6647787 or nfballet.org or week of the show, if tickets remain, from Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at (850) 7296000 or MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. Microsoft Overview Training Valparaiso Goodwill Career Campus Training Center will be providing a free, 2 evenings, Microsoft Overview training class to anyone who is interested on Nov. 19 & 20. Class will be from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn what makes up the Microsoft Office Suite and will be completing hands -on exercises using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint during the class session. We have limited seating so you must reserve your spot. Call 850-729-8690 to register. Located at 143 N. John Sims Pkwy. A Christmas Chaos Rocky Bayou Christian School Thespians for Christ will present our fall play, A Christmas Chaos by Michael Wehrli, on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and curtain at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase online at November 5 through November 29, Adults $12, Students (3yrs. 12th grade) $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door while they last: Adults $14, Students $12. Contact Jana Obrigewitch at 850279-4112 for more information. Hearing loss and hearingrelated problems like tinnitus are the most common work-related disabilities, especially among military veterans. If you are a military veteran, please ask us about our Fit to Serve Campaign. It was founded by the International Hearing Society (IHS) devoted to providing the proper hearing healthcare that America s Veterans deserve. Niceville Hearing Center s mission is to ensure that Veterans have timely and convenient access to high-quality hearing healthcare. We are NOT THE VA; however, we live here, work here, and are offering to save you time and gas driving to and from Pensacola. We thank you for your service. Please allow us an opportunity to give back. Call now for a complete audiometric hearing evaluation and product demonstration. If your test results confirm that you have a hearing loss, we invite you to accept our Try B4U Buy offer on hearing aids. We are an independent hearing healthcare provider (not a franchise) of quality products for most major brands of hearing aids. If you qualify for VA issued hearing aids, we ll service them at NO CHARGE; thereby saving you the round trip to Pensacola for follow up visits. Hearing Better is Living Better! A HEARING AID FOR EVERY LIFESTYLE. We are located at 1001 College Blvd., W., Building 2. Call 850-6783277 now to schedule an appointment. Check us out online at www.NicevilleHearingCenter.comor www.ValparaisoHearingCenter.com. ALL AROUND THE TOWN Advertising Feature Niceville Hearing CenterSupporting Veterans access to local hearing healthcare Niceville Hearing Center, Inc., is located in the Twin Cities Medical Plaza at 1001 College Blvd., W., Building 2. Grant WilliamsAudioprosthologist & Florida State Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist NICEVILLE HEARING CENTER1001 College Blvd., W., Bldg. 2 Niceville Twin Cities Medical Plaza (850) 678-3277 FAX: (850) 678-3211Email: Grant@EarCareAssociates.com www.NicevilleHearingCenter.com www.ValparaisoHearingCenter.com YOU D SEE A SPECIALIST FOR YOUR HEART. YOUR EARS DESERVE NOTHING LESS.Call NOW and ask about the new digital programmable technology of today Experience You Can Trust THEBAYBEACONPage A-8 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 The Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperThe Bay Beacon& Beacon Express 1181 E. 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