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Title: The Bay beacon
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Title: The Bay beacon
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Wednesday. II a.m.
The Heritage Museum
will host James Crooke,
War II
prisoner oL
of war
and .
author, for a discussion
and signing of his new
book, "Berlin to the Gulf
of Mexico."

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Oktoberfest in Bluewater
Bay runs Friday and
Saturday. Live music, enter-

and chil-
arts and
soft drinks, bratwurst,
smoked chicken quarters
and beer. Free admission.
Saturday, 8 a.m.
Vo lunteers for the semi-
annual Florida coastal
beach cleanup will meet at
Niceville High School
Breezeway on John Sims
Volunteers will received
a free T-

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Sunday, 2-5 p.m.
Crossroads Center
Medical Clinic will have
an open house at 444
Valparaiso Parkway,
Building C, on the campus
of Valparaiso First Baptist
Church. The public is invit-
Crossroads Medical
Clinic is a free clinic serv-
ing residents of Okaloosa
and Walton Counties. Info'
389-3015 '

Calendar, B-6

Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson
Firefighters from Pensacola to Jacksonville and south as far as Ocala participated in fire
training at the Northwest Florida State College fire tower Saturday on the college campus
in Niceville. About 230 firefighters attended the annual training, which has been held for
five years, hosted by the Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department. Here, Escambia County
f iref fighters prepare to light a blaze in the tower, which they then extinguished.

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Bowing to taxpayer protests, the
North Bay Fire Commission has scaled
back planned increases in spending and
But the new proposed millage rate
for the 2010-11 fiscal year, though
lower than that previously planned,
remains 9.7 percent higher than this
year's rate.
North Bay's second and final budget
hearing is set for 7 p.m. tonight at the

fire station, 1024 White Point Road.
By the end of a contentious meeting
last week, fire commissioners had low-
ered the proposed tax rate by about 8.5
percent, from 2.46 mills to 2.25 mills.
The fire chief was directed to adjust the
budget to reflect the change in millage
rates and present the amended budget at
the final budget hearing Sept. 22
At the first hearing, held Sept. 14, at
least 15 property owners criticized the
original proposal of a 26.8 percent mill-
age hike.

"We're in a depression," Raintree
Estates resident Norm Schultz told fire
commissioners at the hearing. "Give us
bare bones."
While Schultz said he appreciates
the good work of Girefighters, he object-
ed to the average $50,000 in salary and
benefits each receives. With many
retired people living on pension
incomes in the fire district, Schultz
said, he would like to see some sacri-
Hece in the district's budget.
In response, North Bay Fire

Commission Chairman Jim Miller out-
lined three issues facing the district,
which includes Bluewater Bay,
Seminole, Raintree Estates, and nearby
--Taxable property values in the dis-
trict have declined by about $43 mil-
lion, or 5 percent. The district next
year would have to raise the millage
rate by 0.1099 to collect the same rev-
enue as in the current year.
Please see TAX, page A-3

By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Ruckel Properties has asked
the city of Niceville to approve
a plan to develop a 1,087-acre
tract between Forest Road and
the Eglin Reservation, north of
Rocky Bayou Drive.
The Ruckel tract, which
would eventually include more
than 4,300 homes, as well as
businesses, is the largest pri-
vately owned undeveloped
property in Okaloosa County
south of the Shoal River.
The Niceville Planning

Commission is scheduled to
consider the petition Oct. 4.
Construction would not begin
for at least three years, accord-
ing to a city official.
According to plans filed by
the developer, the tract in the
northeast part of the city would
include conservation areas,
including a protected area for
the Okaloosa darter, a tiny Hish
on the federal endangered-
species list.
The company intends to

Please see RUCKEL, page A-4

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
The Valparaiso City
Commission gave final
approval to a Fiscal Year 2011
budget of $6,627,760 Monday.
The commission also
approved a property tax mill-
age rate of 3.933, down 5.4
percent from that of 4.1591 for
the current fiscal year, which
will end Sept. 31.
At a millage of 3.933, prop-
erty owners in Valparaiso will
pay $3.933 in tax for every
$1,000 of appraised value of
property after homestead
exemptions and other discounts
are applied. The owner of a
home with a taxable value of

$150,000 after such exemp-
tions, for example, would pay
$589.95 in tax to the city, in
addition to any other levies col-
lected by Okaloosa County, the
school district and other taxing
During Monday's commis-
sion meeting, Valparaiso resi-
dent Don Caverly questioned
commissioners about some
parts of the budget, such as
travel expenses and payments
to the Florida League of Cities,
as well as "miscellaneous"
budget items.
Commissioners replied that
the League of Cities has been a

Please see CUTS, page A-2

By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
The Niceville City Council
Thursday narrowly gave pre-
liminary approval to a slight
decrease in the ad valorem tax
rate over the objections of sev-
eral taxpayers and two council
members who want the rate
A Einal hearing is slated for

Thursday, Sept. 23.
With councilmen Dan
Henkel and William Thomas
dissenting, the council voted 3-
2 for the proposed rate of
3.6301 mills for the 2010-2011
Eiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
The current rate is 3.65 mills.
Voting for the proposal were
Al Swihart, Judy Boudreaux
and Bill Smith.

Under the proposed rate, a
taxpayer would pay $3.63 for
each $1,000 of taxable value
after homestead exemptions and
other discounts. For example,
the owner of a home with a tax-
able value of $150,000 would
pay the city $544.50 next year.
The county, the school district,
and other entities also levy their
own taxes not included in the

city rate.
Despite the small drop in the
millage rate, Henkel, Thomas
and several residents want the
city to cut expenses.
"I would like to see you
guys take another look at this,"
said Henkel, addressing City
Clerk Dan Doucet, "and see if
you could cut some more out."
Thomas agreed with Henkel.

Boudreaux said the budget is
largely controlled by mandates
from the state of Florida.
"If you want to talk about
cutting back, go to
Tallahassee," she said.
Earlier, two residents spoke
against the rate, urging further
James Dubois said he is a
senior citizen on a Eixed income

and constant increases in costs,
including those from taxation,
are reducing his quality of life.
"I love it here," he said, "and I
don't want to move."
Vickie Ritchson suggested
the city could be of greater ben-
efit to the taxpayers if it would
rid itself of debt service.
Please see FINAL, page A-3

Beacon Staff
Anyone who has visited
Turkey Creek Park, Niceville,
last summer can tell you: It can
be hard to Eind a parking place
during the weekend.
But that could change.
The Niceville City Council
has asked City Manager Lannie
Corbin to begin negotiations
that could lead to purchasing a
key parcel of land to expand
the parking lot and the park

The 1.4-acre parcel belongs
to David and Rosalie Neal, who
have a house built on it. It is
adjacent to the current parking
Several years ago when the
city made inquiries about possi-
ble purchase, the owners quot-
ed a price of $1 million. Two
years ago it was appraised at
$294,000, Corbin said. And
recently there has been a con-
versation in which the owners
Please see CITY, page A-3

Beacon photo
As seen from Evans Street, the main entrance to Turkey Creek Park in Niceville is on the left, and the main driveway to the adjacent Neal
property is on the right. The City of Niceville would like to buy the 1.4 acres belonging to the Neals so it could expand park facilities.

North Bay trims size of tax hike

Ruckel eyes

4 300 homes

Fighting fire with fire

Valp ar also cuts

millage rate

Final Niceville tax vote set Thursday

City in talks for

more parkland

Page A-2

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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great help in obtaining funding
fromasuch sourcesdashsttat rayned
expenses included trips to
Tallahassee to meet with state
legislators regarding g legisla-
tion and budgeting affecting the
city. Miscellaneous budget
items, they said, include such
things as light bulbs, office sup-
plies, and other expenses.
Police Chief Joseph Hart
said that in his department,
whenever some miscellaneous
expenses become regular
expenditures, he creates a new
budget line item to identify
such expenses specifically.
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By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
Former Niceville City
Clerk George Ireland died
Friday, Sept. 18, at age
81, while visiting his
home town of Stony
Creek, N.Y.
Doucet said
Ireland had
served as city
clerk from
1978 to 1997,
after retiring
from the Air
Force as a
chief master
ser geant ,

t udien t ci o George
clerk, Dan Doucet.
Ireland's daughter-in-
law, Delma Ireland, said
George Ireland died as the
result of a long series of
While serving as city
clerk, Ireland earned the
respect and admiration of
those who worked with
him, said Doucet, who
succeeded him in that
post in 1997.
"I WOrked for him as
deputy city clerk, and
Ireland took me under his
wing, trained me and
served as a mentor to me,"
Doucet said. "He was the
backbone of city opera-
tions. In 1978, the city
had no computers, and
Ireland brought the first
computers into city gov-
emnment. He was the pres-
ident of the Florida
Association of City
Clerks from 1985 and

1986, and was given the
Robert M. Clark Award in
2002. The award is given
to the top city clerk
among about 400 in
In 1997, Ireland semi-
retired, Doucet said. "In a
sense, we
switched roles. I
became the city
clerk and he
became the
assistant city
clerk. Officially,
he worked part-
time, but what
that really meant

~eland cae in t t8 a.m
instead of 7 a.m. He was
still a very hard-working
guy. The only time he
really took off was from
July through September
each year, when he tray-
eled to his home town."
"I spent many good
hours with George, both
in his capacity as city
clerk, and on hunting trips
in Alabama said
Niceville Mayor Randall
"George was an all-
around guy," Wise said.
"He was a very saving
person, and very strict
with the city's money. He
liked to visit his home-
town in New York every
summer, but I knew he
had been sick for a long
time, and I was afraid that
this might be his last trip.
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spent the afternoon of Aug. 26
serving in the community. A group
of 30 students spent the afternoon
removing trash along some of
Panama City's beaches. Another
group of more than 70 students
traveled to Panama City Rescue
Mission and spent the day clean-
ing, organizing, and serving the
homeless who use the shelter.

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From page A-1

quoted a price of $350,000.
"Very encouraging, and I was
just excited when he (Neal)
called," Corbin told the Beacon.
"It would open it (the area) up.
There's about 500 feet on the

From page A-1

"I'm a proponent of debt-free
and proactive," she said, adding
that she didn't think either con-
cept was being addressed by the
city. She also expressed hope
that the city is collecting impact
fees "especially from Walmart."
Walmart, which is construct-
ing a "superstore" on John
Sims Parkway, has paid $7,425
in water impact fees, $438 in
stormwater impact fees and
$4,014 in fire impact fees.
Upon completion of construc-
tion, which is expected within a
few months, it will pay $29,150
in sewer impact fees.
Earlier, the city council
unanimously passed a resolu-
tion to raise the water, sewer
and trash collection rates. A
resolution can be passed on a
single reading.
Trash collection rates were
increased by 1.39 percent,
reflecting an increase in county
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Personnel costs account for
nearly $1.6 million of the pro-
posed budget, Miller said,
while an estimated $100,000 is
needed to make major repairs
to the firehouse.
Miller was interrupted sev-
eral times by residents' ques-
tions about the number of
workers, salaries and benefits.
North Bay has 21 employees,
Miller said, including 19 fire-
fighters, an administrator and a
part-time mechanic. On aver-
age, a firefighter receives about
$50,000 mn salary and benefits,
he said.
Bluewater Bay resident
Mark Nilsson told commission-
ers his house was worth less
this year, he'd gotten no raise,
and he'd seen his stock portfo-

lio sink and his savings-
account interest rate drop to
half a percent. The school dis-
trict and other taxing districts
coped with falling property val-
ues by cutting their budgets, he
said. Nilsson suggest fire com-
missioners consider furlough-
ing employees to keep person-
nel costs down.
Some property owners who
attended the Sept. 14 budget
hearing questioned the pay-
ment of incentives to firefight-
ers for achieving advanced cer-
tifications, or educational
goals. Some residents also
questioned the use of para-
medics capable of providing
advanced life support (ALS) to
victims. Several of the speak-
ers said ALS appeared to be a

duplication of paramedic serv-
ices provided by county EMS
Former North Bay fire com-
missioner Brett Hinely, a
Bluewater Bay businessman,
offered two alternative budgets,
one at the current millage rate
of 2.05, the other at the "rolled-
back" rate of 2.1599 mills.
Hinely said the fire district
could easily operate under the
lower millage rates because the
district had a large enough,
undesignated reserve fund to
carry it through the upcoming
fiscal year, which will start
Oct. 1. Hinely asked for addi-
tional time to make his presen-
tations but was held to five
minutes by the chairman, Jim

From page A-1

-The Girehouse ramp and
floor have deteriorated and need
expensive repairs.
--Reducing the tax rate
would deplete reserve funds.
Fire Chief Joe Miller pre-
sented his proposed budget of
$2,151,112 based on a pro-
posed millage rate of 2.46
mills. Miller said that the 2.46
rate would generate revenue of
$2,091,017 from property own-
ers. The fire district's current
millage is 2.05, while the
"rolled back" rate, the tax rate
which would produce the same
revenue as the current year, is
2.1599 mills.

it's a no-brainer," Corbin told
the city council last week. He
said the city could get as much
as 75 percent of the purchase
price from the state coffers if
Florida reinstates the Florida
Forever recreation and conser-
vation acquisition program.
That program has not been
funded by the Legislature for

"If we waited, it would be
double," she said.
Smith noted that the increase
will not necessarily be 6 per-
cent every year. "Some years,
it'll be 2 percent," he said.
The sewer rate will also
increase by 6 percent. A 7,000-
gallon customer will pay $1.87
more in Fiscal Year 2010 than
he does today, from $31.55 to
Earlier in the meeting, city
engineer Glenn Stephens read
from a report submitted to the
council members but not to the
audience to justify the 6 percent
Citing improvements the
city deems necessary, operating
expenses and a decline in water
and sewer use, he said 6 percent
represents his "comfort level"
to avoid defaulting on bonds.
But a Niceville businessman
responded that, "In my busi-
ness, we don't have a 'comfort
level.'" He said in the past sev-
eral years he has had to cut pay
for everyone, including him-

creek there. We could put in
more parking, some gazebos,
and we could remodel the house
for numerous uses."
Niceville can get bank
financing for the purchase,
Corbin said. "There may be
some in-house financing with no
interest at all," he said.
"If you look at it long-term,

from $12.93 to $13.11, an
increase of 18 cents.
Commercial rates will rise by
the same percentage.
Water rates will rise as well.
The monthly base rate will be
increased from $10.50 to
$11.15, and the usage rates will
go up by 6 percent across the
board. A resident who uses
7,000 gallons of water, for
example, will see a total
increase of $1.57 per month, to
$27.17. One who uses just
2,000 gallons will see a rise of
$1.69, to $14.97, while a resi-
dent who uses 20,001 gallons
will experience an increase of
$8 per month, to $101.15.
The 6 percent increase is
based on rises in operating
expenses, needed repairs, capi-
tal improvements and mandato-
ry bond payments.
Several residents said the
increase seemed excessive.
"Six percent seems like
quite a bit for some folks," said
resident Bob Davis. But
Boudreaux said the increase is
spread out to avoid a truly exor-
bitant rate increase in the

this year, although it remains a
state program.
Corbin said the city is also
looking at the property behind
the now-closed Hardee's restau-
rant, as well as other properties
surrounding the park.
"With the right kind of fund-
ing, we can have a buffer zone,"
he said.

Financial consultant Bill
Fray defended the 6 percent
increase as a way to keep the
city's favorable credit rating.
"We want to keep the rate at
'A,'" he said.
The new water and sewer
rate, according to Stephens'
research, is 6.7 percent lower
than the average rates of 13 sur-
rounding utilities. The lowest
combined rate for 7,000 gallons
of water use is $52.44 from
South Walton Utility, while the
highest is $94.77 in Holley-


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develop the land as a "master planned
community," according to plans the
developer filed with the city. That
would include a Neighborhood
Commercial Component, which
would allow such businesses as med-
ical and dental offices, gas stations,
restaurants and convenience stores.
Non-residential area will measure
roughly 217 acres, or about 20 percent
of the total. The tract would be linked
to a controlled-access highway now
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Crystal Lynn Baker, unem-
ployed, 25, of 1105 S. Cedar Ave.,
Apt. A., Niceville, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies Sept. 9 on a
charge of grand theft auto, which
allegedly occurred in July. Baker
was subsequently charged with
resisting an officer without vio-
lence the same day, and arrested
on an Okaloosa County warrant
the next day for failure to appear
on original charges of possession
of controlled substance without a
prescription and possession of
drug paraphernalia
DUI arrests
Dwight Tucker, 58, of 201
College Blvd., E., Unit 30,
Nicevile, was arrested by sheriff's
deputies for DUI on Valparaiso
Boulevard, east of Pahn
Boulevard, Sept. 10 at 12:44 a.m.
* *
Shoshannah Diaz, a cleaner,
25, of 612 Camnathan Court, Fort
Walton Beach, was arrested by
Niceville police for DUI on
Highway 20 at Highway 85, Sept.
12 a 3:06 a.m. Diaz was also
charged with violation of proba-
tion and driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
A 12-year-old boy, home alone
in the 1500 block of Ruckel Drive,
Sept. 8, called his father and said
that an unlalown male had walked
into the house through the
unlocked fmont door a little before
noon, then fled when he saw the
b was in the home. The su pect
ran out the front door and up
Ruckel Drive toward College
Boulevard, the boy said. Th
boy's father called sheriff's
deputies, who cordoned off nearby
streets but found no one. The sus-
pect was described as a white
male, approximately 6 feet, 2
inches tall, with light brown hair in
a "buzz cut" style, wearing a black
T-shirt, gray sweatpants and black
tennis shoes.
* *
A Valparaiso resident fmom the
500 block of Kelly Mill Road
reported that sometime Aug. 30-
31 unlalown persons) stole a mini
motorcycle (a pocket rocket) from
the victim's back porch.
* *
A Valparaiso resident from the
first block of North John Sims
Parkway reported that someone
burglarized the residence while
the victim was not home Sept. 5
and stole a box of pain patches
from a bathroom cabinet.

A Niceville resident from the
4200 block of Shadow Lane
reported that unlalown persons)
burglarized his unlocked vehicle
while it was parked at the resi-
dence sometime Aug. 29-30. A
$120 GPS unit was reported stolen
from the car.
A Niceville resident from the
4200 block of Black Pearl Cove
reported that unlalown persons)
burglarized his unlocked vehicle
sometime Aug. 29-30 and stole

speakers, an amplifier and
stereo/CD player. The items were
valued together at $1,600.
* *
A Niceville resident from the
1200 block of West Whitewood
Way reported Aug. 28 that his
vehicle was burglarized June 9
and that a $230 GPS unit and
loose change was stolen. The vic-
tim stated he did not file a report
of the burglary at the time of
occurrence because he did not
intend to file an insurance claim.
However, after seeing a newspa-
per article about several alleged
car burglars being arrested in
Walton County, the victim filed a
report in hopes of recovering his

A Niceville resident from the
1000 block of East Troon Drive
reported that sometime Aug. 31-
Sept. 1 unlalown persons) bur-
glarized her vehicle and stole
loose change, a radar detctor anrd
a power splitter. The victim could
not recall whether she had locked
the car.
* *
A Niceville resident from the
700 block of St. Croix Cove
reported that his pickup truck was

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When his credit card was
rejected at a Niceville auto parts
store Aug. 27, a military member
who lives in Niceville discovered
that unlalown persons) had used
his out-of-state bank credit card
Aug. 27 to purchase an airline
ticket and make other online pur-
chases. Because of his security
clearance and active duty status
several other law enforcement
agencies are investigating the
fraudulent activity.

Criminal Mlischief
On Sept. 8 a Valparaiso land-

lord reported extensive damage to
a rental unit in the 500 block of
Johnson Street, including burned
carpet in the living room, holes in
the walls throughout the apart-
ment, a large hole in the kitchen
ceiling, a window and frame dam-
aged by nails as well as several
smoke detectors and door knobs
to the bedroom doors missing.
** *
A Valparaiso resident from the
400 block of Davenport Avenue
reported that sometime Aug. 31
unknown persons) caused an
estimated $1,000 damage to the
front passenger side fender of her
vehicle. The fender appeared to
hv been damaged by being

Bryton Denver Holbrook, 18,
of 113 Red Maple Way, Niceville,
was issued a notice to appear by
Niceville police, Aug. 31, on the
charge of retail theft. Holbrook
allegedly removed three video
games from their packaging, hid
the games inside his jacket, and
attempted to leave Kmart, 1140 E.
John Sims Parkway, without pay-
ing the $60 total cost of the three

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observed concealing without pay-
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Destin store, 15017 Emerald
Coast Parkway.
Krystal L. Reiley, 25, of 304
Reeves St., Lot 8, Niceville, was
issued a notice to appear by sher-
itf's deputies, Aug. 24, on a petit
theft charge. Reiley is alleged to
have changed into a new pair of
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Th ile ire e a responded to the following calls from September

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0~hcl7 icle F Orash ra
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0 Illegal Burn 3 Other Emergenq Calls
O False Alarms O Hazardous Conditions --

Kidr ircle ...........................Stuur Fire .....................9 1310................
Weeden Island Drive...............Medical ...............................9/13/10............6:25
N. Palm Blvd. ...........................Medical ...............................9/13/10............8:47
E. John Sims Pkwy ................Vehicle Crash.....................9/1 4/1 0...................06:41
AanaA Da e 11mv ..........Medical ................/41.
SbLinden Avenue........................edvical..............................9/14/10.............04
NidevillAvenue........................Medical ...............................9/15/10..........0:5

BAlshr Drive..............................Medical ...............................9/15/10..........100
Sabls Palm Drive ........................Sevc Call..........................9/16/10............2:50
PE. Joh Simsl Pkwy ...................Medical ...............................9/17/10.............3:4
Kildaen Circe ...........................Appicanc Fire.......................9/17/10............5:51
Vaalparais Blvd........................Brush Fire.........................9/17/10.............61
W. John Sims Pkwy ...............VMehicale Crash.......................9/17/10............1:21
W.lr Jon imsl Pky............... Meia...........Apin Fr....................9/18/10...............2:29
Woolpriow Road........................Medh ical.............................9/19/10..............42
N. Partn Drive.........................Alarmctiation..................9/19/1 0...................119:24

Codove C rcl............................Medical ...............................9/19/10..........210

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North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls September 12
through September 20.

Es ihway 20 ..................D sathd canceled ............... 210 ............... 3 3
White Point Road .................EMS excluding vehicle............9/1 3/10 ...............02:14
Eah eHigo)Nayo2a0d .......... pste ur no herh Itsid .../31 1...._.6:
White Point Road .................Medical assist EMS .................9/1 3/10 ...............1 2:58
White Point Road ........._.....EMS excluding vehicle............9/1 3/10 ...............1 3:09
Kidaenicl .............Dri i clhed cancee I ...._./ /0........1:
Range Road .........................Explosive bomb removal.........9/1 3/10 ...............1 6:47
Bluewater Boulevard............Alarm system ...........................9/1 3/10 ...............1 6:58
Winged Foot Drive ..............Motor vehicle accident ............9/14/10 ...............00:27
North White Point Road.......EMS excluding vehicle............9/1 4/10 ...............08:50
Highway 20 East..................EMS excluding vehicle............9/1 4/10 ...............1 0:18
North White Point Road.......EMS excluding vehicle............9/1 4/10 ...............11 :04
Merchants Way ....................EMS excluding vehicle............9/1 5/10 ...............04:52
PrkwdroodTLane .................... sssty in id .nceled..................9 51 ...............05:2
White Point Ro d .........Medical assist EMS ..i ..__9/1 5/10 ....__23:23
North White Point Road.......EMS excluding vehicle............9/1 6/10 ...............1 0:18
North White Point Road.......Dispatched canceled ..............9/1 6/10 ...............16:1 2
William Faulkner Drive.........Dispatched canceled ..............9/1 7/10 ..............07:36
Oakmont Place ....................Dispatched canceled ..............9/1 7/10 ...............08:20
Norwich Circle ......................EMS excluding vehicle............9/1 7/10 ...............09:02
Pine Street............................EMS excluding vehicle............9/1 7/10 ...............1 4:38
North White Point Road.......Dispatched canceled ..............9/1 7/10 ...............1 4:42
Kildare Circle ........................Dispatched canceled ..............9/1 7/10 ...............1 5:53
North White Point Road.......Smoke detector activation.......9/1 8/10 ...............1 4:30
Windrush Cove ....................Medical assist EMS .................9/1 8/10 ...............1 5:59
Highway 20...........................Motor vehicle accident ...........9/18/10 ...............1 7:26
North White Point Road.......Medical assist EMS ...............9/1 9/10 ..............23:01
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By Lt. Nathaniel J. Ark
In the Sept. 8 issue of The Bay
Beacon, a Letter to the Editor was
published hed readn heepne
District ("Nonth Bay Fire District
an expensive operation," by
Johnnie R. Prichard, Bluewater
I found the letter to be full of
assumptions, and misinterpreted
facts. It is hard to believe the
writer seriously reviewed budgets
of approximately all 81 paid fire
departments in the State of Florida
to compare. These are some budg-
etary facts from the North Bay
Fire District.
-The Fire District's $2.1 mil-
lion budget is not solely divided
into payroll, as the previous author
suggests. How could it operate
trucks, buy fuel, purchase equip-
ment, pay utilities or make
repairs?, The writer suggests salary
is calculated by dividing the total
budget, by the number of employ-
ees. In Okaloosa County alone, a
neighboring fire district would be
paying $138,000 per employee.
Another neighboring fire district
with a smaller budget would be
paying the same assumed salary
as North Bay, $100,000 per
employee. It is evident the writer
did not do his research. The base
pay for a North Bay
Firefighter/Paramedic is $41,000
per year. The base pay for a North
Bay Lieutenant/Paramedic is
$43,000 per year. The members of
the department's bargaining unit
have turned down cost-of-living
raises two years in a row to help
maintain payroll costs.

-The fire district does not pay
a personal trainer. The district was
awarded a federal grant for physi-
cal fitness two years ago, which
imposed NO cost to the district, as
well as the budget. Mr. Gary
Glossop, of Niceville's Body by
Gary, was hired as a trainer to ful-
fill the obligations of the grant. He
was paid entirely through grant
monies. If you have seen the fire-
men out in the district, you may
have noticed they are not a bunch
of overweight, unhealthy individ-
uals. They strive to be fit in order
to perform the job.
-The majority of the 15 line
fire personnel are also paramedics
highly skilled in Advanced Life
Support training. The funding for
the ALS program was previously
approved by taxpayer vote.
-The fire commission under-
stands the needs of the district,
and wishes to maintain its high
level of swift and professional
service. However, every consider-
ation is given to the cost to the tax-
payer. As a result of the economic
decline, the fire district receives
less revenue (in turn, the millage
rate must increase in order to gen-
erate the same amount of money
as the previous year). Every effort
is made to keep costs low.
The fire department encour-
ages all tax-paying members of
the North Bay Fire District to
attend its monthly fire commis-
sion meetings, as well as meetings
addressing budget review. It is
important that the public under-
stand where its money goes, and
public input is greatly appreciated.
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NHS homecoming royalty
Seniors vying for Homecoming King and Queen for Niceville High School are, from left:
front row, Sarah Pruitt, Samantha Zimmerman, Mlolly Everitt, Gina Mlork and Mlolly
Schladenhauffen; rear, Tanner Howell, C.J. Scroggins, Taylor Nixon, Ryan Dupleshin and
Ryker Hall. Niceville plays its Homecoming game Friday against Godby.



The 24th season of the
Northwest Florida Symphony
Orchestra (NFSO) begins Sept.
25 with the
concert fea-
turing inter-
guest artist
ter of the
prestigious Tobias
Bavarian St yan
Symphony Orchestra in
Munich, Germany. The
"German Masterpieces" concert
begins at 7:30 p.m. in the main
theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center at Northwest Florida
State College in Niceville.
According to NFSO Maestro
Jeffrey Rink, the concert fea-
tures "some of the most beauti-
ful and enduring music ever
written," including the
Mendelssohn Third Symphony
and Steymans in a performance
of the Brahms Violin Concerto
in D major, a work with
tremendous technical demands
for the soloist.
"Steymans' interpretive
skills are genius and his per-
formance of the Brahms con-
certo will likely prove to be one
of the season's highlights," said
Rink, who noted that Steymans
is a master of the German
Romantic style and is sure to

deliver "an unforgettable per-
The concert will be
Steymans' only American con-
certo appearance this season
and is underwritten with the
help of local developer
Raimund Herden of Bluewater
Bay and a consortium of
patrons who love German
music. He has appeared in
guest roles worldwide and was
previously concertmaster for
the Zurich Opera. Steymans
also performed in concert with
the NFSO in the 2008-2009
season and Rink noted that he
was "delighted to be able to
bring back a guest artist of this
caliber" to perform the NFSO's
opening concert.
Tickets for the concert are
on sale now by web at mattie
kellyartscenter.org, by phone at
729-6000, or in person from
the Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Box Office at 100 College
Boulevard in Niceville. Tickets
are $22.50 for adults and $16
each for youth age 18 and
younger or for active duty mili-
tary with ID. Tickets are also
available at the door starting at
6 p.m. the night of the concert
for the same price as advance
tickets. There is a four-ticket
limit for tickets purchased with
the active duty military dis-
count. Current Northwest
Florida State College students
may obtain one free ticket per
Please see ORCHESTRA, page B-2

BI u water

garteners, from
left, Nathanial
Ochs, Joseph
Fagunes, Audrey
Scamahorn and
Mlylia Phipps put
pinwheels into
buckets as their
art teacher, Sarah
Saczynski, super-
Beacon photo by
Kenneth Books

Bluewater Elementary,
Destin Elementary and the
Northwest Florida Ballet
Academie of Okaloosa
County School District took
part in an International art and
literacy project, Pinwheels for
Peace, Sept. 21, by "planting"
pinwheels with messages of
peace at 120 Lowery Place,
S.E., Fort Walton Beach.
Pinwheels for Peace is an
art installation project started
in 2005 by two art teachers,

Ann Ayers and Ellen
McMillan, of Coconut Creek,
Fla., as a way for students to
express their feelings about
what's going on in the world
and in their lives. In the first
year, groups in more than
1,325 locations throughout
the world were spinning pin-
wheels on Sept. 21--there
were approximately 500,000
pinwheels spinning through-
out the world. In 2008, more
than 2.3 million pinwheels

were spinning in more than
3,000 locations, including the
United States, Europe, Asia,
Australia, Canada, the Middle
East, Africa and South
This project is non-politi-
Art instructors Tamala
Cusumano (Destin
Elementary), Sarah Saczynski
(15111,11..11,1 Elementary) and
Corina Torres (NFB
Academie) will coordinate

the Pinwheels for Peace proj-
ect locally. Art students from
each school will collectively
create pinwheels of all shapes
and sizes.
As part of the creation
process, the students will
write their thoughts about
"war and peace/tolerance/1iv-
ing in harmony with others"
on one side. On the other side,
they will draw, paint, collage,
etc. to visually express their

Beacon photo by Norman Wolf

Eyes on the end zone
Jessie Mlullins (79) charges toward the end zone for the white team as Julianne Gaubron
(20) and Ali Demonbrun try to stop her during Mlonday's Powderpuff Football Game in
Niceville High School stadium. In a turnaround of roles, the girls took the field for a spirit-
ed game of flag football while the boys cheered. The Red team won the game, 17-13.

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Bluewater planfs pinwheels for peace

IMayor honored for sculpture
The Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter of the Flag of the United States of America Committee,
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Mlayor and Mlrs.
Randall Wise with a Certificate of Award Sept. 3 at the Niceville Children's Park. Mayor and
Mlrs. Wise donated the bronze statue of children saluting the flag to the children of Niceville.
From left: Helen Wise, Mlargaret Nichols, Randall Wise.

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R. Marino earned a Master of
Science in engineering and
tech management from
Oklahoma State University in
Stillwater at the end of the
2010 summer session, accord-
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The Northwest Florida Symphony will open its 2010-2011 season with "German Mlasterpieces,"
with international guest artist Tobias Steymans.

England, concert opera per-
formances of major operatic
works were among the most
critically acclaimed and popular
with audiences," Rink said. "It
was during this time that I
worked with Maria Ferrante and
found her to be one of the most
engaging and moving vocal
artists I've ever heard. The
pathos Ferrante will bring to the
role of Butterfly is something
patrons will not want to miss."
The NFSO season also
includes a "Baroque Christmas"
concert Dec. 10, featuring the
Northwest Florida Symphony
Chorus and orchestra perform-
ing a marvelous array of some
of the finest seasonal music of
the 18th century to ring in the
holidays. The ever-popular
"Stars of Tomorrow" concert on

Feb. 25 features winners of the
prestigious regional Concerto
Competition and a performance
of the playful classic by Russian
composer Prokoftev, "Peter and
the Wolf." NFSO founding con-
ductor emeritus, John
Leatherwood, will serve as nar-
The season finale concert
April 30, "Prayer, Beauty and
Strength," features Beethoven's
majestic Piano Concerto No. 3
with guest artist Anna Bulkina,
2009 Gold Medal winner of the
Wideman Piano Competition, as
well as a performance of the
rarely heard Mozart motet
Misericordias Domini and the
immensely popular and sublime
Faure Requiem with the
Northwest Florida Symphony

From page B-1
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24th five-concert season also
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ning" said Rink, who noted the
Oct. 30 concert features another
world-class guest artist, Boston-
based Maria Ferrante, for a full
concert version of the Puccini
operatic masterpiece "Madama
Butterfly." Ferrante will head a
stellar cast performing this
beloved opera in Italian with
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met at Cornell in 1946, were
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raised their three sons. After
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Wanda Coone of Burns, Tenn.
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Surviving are: her husband,
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(Sara), Peter (Francine), and
Richard; her granddaughters,
Melissa Morrill, Skye Kent,
Emily Kent and Wendy Kent;
her niece, Sally Lock; and her
nephews, David Twardock,
Robert Twardock and Paul
She was predeceased by her
sister, Elena Benedict.
Funeral services were held
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Evelyn expressed her joy in
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Beacon photo by Kenneth Books
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This week in sports

I would like to thank Niceville and the entire Fort Walton
Beach area for the support you have given to me during
the past 20+ years. I am retiring from private practice on
September 27, 2010, but my heart will forever belong
to the Emerald Coast. Copies of your medical records
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By Sarah Clauson
Beacon Correspond'ent
The Niceville Eagles continued
their winning streak in a narrow
victory over Pine Forest High
School last Friday night. The 17-
14 win against the West Pensacola
team gave the Eagles a 3-0 record
and further solidified its reputation
as a clutch team.
Niceville worked hard, and
worked together to edge out a
team that has caused trouble for
the Eagles in the past. The defense
put on another demonstration of
its strength and ability to make
plays, while the offense showed its
knack of adapting and getting the
job done. The special teams per-
formed with precision, landing
every kickoff in the end zone,
which was a key component to the
Pine Forest hit the field with
confidence, but fumbled the ball

within the first few plays. The
defense recovered the ball and
gave the Eagles their first posses-
sion on their own 43. The offense
burned the clock and moved their
way down the field, primarily
keeping the ball on the ground.
Within a few yards of the end
zone, the Eagles tried for a fourth-
and-1, but didn't quite make it.
With a failed possession by
each team, the ball wound up in
Pine Forest's hands with less than
a minute in the quarter. A fumble
recovery by linebacker Terry
Oakley turned the ball over and
gave the Eagles a jump start that
led to the first touchdown of the
game as quarterback Kyle
McDorman fired a pass to
Brandon Burke in the end zone to
put the Eagles on the board, 7-0.
The score energized both
teams, and as Pine Forest tried to
step up its game, the Eagle

defense stood firm. After a fruit-
less Niceville possession, Pine
Forest had another crack at the ball
and progressed down the field.
With less than a minute left in the
half, it tied the score 7-7
The two teams hammered it
out and with 2:34 left in the third
quarter, Pine Forest took the lead
with an 86-yard touchdown,
scored by their small sophomore
quarterback. Niceville received
the ball on the 20-yard line and
maintained composure.
On a third and long from the
Eagles' own 16, Kyle McDorman
once again found Burke, for a
completion that landed the ball on
the Pine Forest 29. The drive car-
ried over into the fourth quarter,
and led to a 6-yard game-tying
touchdown by Kyle McDorman
early in the fourth,
The nail biting continued, until
defensive lineman Andrew

Watson recovered a third Pine
Forest fumble during the visitors'
next possession. The turnover led
to a game-winning field goal by
Andrew Mitchell from the 24-yard
line with 5:35 remaining in the
Niceville's Defense made its
last stand in Pine Forest's fmnal
possession and held it deep in its
own territory, forcing them to
Coach John Hicks called it "A
quality win." He continued, "We
knew they were going to be tough.
We felt like they were a playoff-
caliber team, and it was going to
be a big test."
If the game was a test, then the
Eagles have certainly passed.
They hope to continue the win-
ning trend this Friday as they cele-
brate Homecoming against
Tallahassee's Godby High School
at Eagle Stadium.

Seei er Brando
Burke rolls over
the goal line
Friday night for a
Niceville touch-
down. The Eagles
ran their record to
3-0 with a 17-14
victr over Pine

Beacon photo by
Sarah Clauson

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Wednesday, Sept. 22
--Ruckel@Davidson, vol-

--esin vs Prye, vonley.
ball, 4
--Lewis vs. Shoal River,
volleyball, 3:30
--Ruckel vs. Bruner, cross
country, 3
--Lewis@Shoal River,
cross country, 3
--Destin@Meigs, cross-
country, 4
Thursday, Sept. 23
--Destin vs. Meigs, foot-

balRu6 30 vs. Bruner, foot-
ball, 6:30
NHS vs. Crestview, JV
football, 4
-NHS @FWB, cross coun-
try, 4:30

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-NHS vs. FWB, ladies'

golf, 3
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O-H OFWB, men's golf,

Friday, Sept. 24
--NHS-Godby, football

- RBCS @Je fferson
County, football, 6
Saturday, Sept. 25
-RBCS @Gulf Coast Cross
Country Stampede
Monday, Sept. 27
Lewis vs0 Davidson, volley-
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leyball, 4
Tuesday, Sept. 28
RBCS @Central, volleyball,
--NHS @FCA Invitational,
ladies' golf, 8

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Late field goal propels Eagles to third win

Niceville helped by several Pine Forest fumbles

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Beacon photos by Sarah Clauson

Falcons, Rams run
Ruckel Mliddle School (17) and Lewis School (47) fell to Baker Mliddle School (80) at a Sept.
15 cross country meet. Left, Ruckel's Wesley Urbanczyk, left, and A.J. Stahl lead the pack
at the first turn. Right, Lewis's Mlackenzie Reid (front) and Grace Ratley.

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Rocky Bayou's Elizabeth Sober and Steven Will, wearing white caps, dive into the water off the
blocks during the Sept. 14 exhibition swim meet with Niceville High School.

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Rocky Bayou Christian
School held its first home swim
meet Tuesday, Sept. 14, an exhibi-
tion match against Niceville High
School at the Destin YMCA.
First-place winners for Rocky
Bayou were:
Elizabeth Sober, 200 individ-

ual medley
Suzi Sober, 50 freestyle and
500 freestyle (record time
Girls 200 freestyle relay-
E.Sober, S. Sober, Brittany Tiller
and Emily Kent (record time

Best times:
John Stevenson- 100 butterfly
1:21.40 and 100 breaststroke
Steven Wills- 200 individual
medley 3:07.93 and 100 back-
stroke 1:29.45
Doug Linder- 50 freestyle

ROcky Ba you

Rocky Bayou Christian School
Sept. 8 had elections for the
school's Homecoming Court.
The king and queen will be
introduced at the Oct. 9
Homecoming football game
against Alabama School for
the Deaf. Juniors and seniors
elected were, from left: rear,
Grace Stoner; Esther
AIldredge; Ryan Burns and
Joseph Sung; front, Elizabeth
Sober, James Waldron, Jared
Porrata and Adam Downing.
Beacon photo
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Winners of Saturday's Twin
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

before 5 p.m. Wednesday

NHS prayer event slated
"See you at the Pole" will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 6:30-8
p.m., in the Niceville High School
auditorium. The event is open to the
Embroiderers to meet
The Sand Dunes Chapter of
Embmoiderers' Guild of Amelica fall
meeting kickM f ths mo~nt r the

Niceville. The night group meets
Thursday, Sept. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., and
the day group meets Monday, Sept.
27, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Visitors are wel-

Day of Caring
The United Way of Okaloosa and
Walton Counties Day of Caring in
Niceville-Valparaiso will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 22. The day will
begin at 8 a.m. with a kickoff break-
fast at Turkey Creek under the leader-
ship of Day of Caring Chairs Canrie
Ely of Gulf Power Co. and Connie
Phillips. Following breakfast, volun-
teers will report to their assigned proj-
ects, including yard work, painting
and other tasks, throughout Niceville-
Valparaiso. When work ends around
11:30, volunteers will gather back at
Turkey Creek where lunch will be
sponsored by the Niceville Kiwanis
Organization. Info: 243-0315 or
e-mail RondaD@united-way.org.
WWII aviator to speak
On Wednesday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.,

lroeo Worl ear II av athor pri
er of war and author, for a discussion

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and signing of his new book, '"Berlin
to the Gulf of Mexico." Cinoke's
memoir blends his days as a POW in
Luft Stalag I with flashbacks to his
youth growing up on the shores of
Florida's panhandle.
This military history program is
one of a series presented by the
Heritage Museum this year in honor
of Eglin's 75th Anniversary.
Bring a sack lunch. This lecture is
free and open to the public.
To reserve a seat, call: 678-2615.
Info: helitage-museum.org.
Oktoberfest coming
Come enjoy the 26th annual
Oktoberfest in Bluewater Bay. Live
music, entertainment for adults and
children, arts and crafts, soft drinks.
bratwurst, smoked chicken quarters
and beer. Friday, Sept. 24, 5-10 p.m.-
and Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-10
p.m. at Market Place near Winn-Dixie
on Highway 20, Bluewater Bay-
Niceville. Sponsored by the Mid-Bay
Rotary Club. All proceeds go to local
charities. Free admission.
Church plans revival
The community is invited to a
revival at First
Pntec 0:2

Finck Road'
Niceville, with
evan elist dike

Sptc F4 :30 pm., Saturday, Sept.
25, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 26,
11 a.m. worship service and 6 p.m.
Info: Pastor Harley Moye,
Beach cleanup planned
Volunteers are needed for the
semiannual Florida coastal beach
cleanup, Saturday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m.
Locations: Beasley Park, east of
Brooks Bridge, Okaloosa Island:
Beach Park, Santa Rosa Boulevard'
Okaloosa Island: Henderson Beach'
Highway 98, east of Destin or
Niceville HighkSchool Breezeway on
Jo n Sims P rkay.

T-sh rt e sfre b t~tlled wt .aee
Info: 651-7131.

Trail association meeting
The monthly meeting of the
Florida Trail Association will take
place Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., at
Ed's Hometown Seafood & Steaks,
Niceville. Visitors welcome.
Info: 682-6098 or choctaw.florida
PUTToberfest scheduled
Putt your way through 18 holes
and a beer tasting during the area's
first ever PUTToberfest, 5 p.m.,
Thursday, Sept.
30, presented by
the Destin Area

Co mm mission .t
Players will enjoy I
a round of minia-
ture golf at the Golf Garden with beer
sampling stations set up all along the
way. The event also features addition-
al contests, including longest drive
and closest to the pin, and prizes will
be awarded. Entry for a single player
is $25. For more information or to
reserve your spot, please contact Risa
Garner at 837-2711 x2 or
rgarner@ DestinChamber.com.
Sponsorships are available.

Dohoiro ator Dr co Ewing is
having a free community dinner Sept.
30 at 6 p.m. at Giuseppi's, Niceville.
To attend, RSVP to Julie, 678-8048
by Sept. 27.
Audubon Eventure set
Discover the sights and sounds of
nature at night with Audubon
Ventures. Nonie of Nonie's Ark
Animal Encounters will guide Night
Walks for Choctawhatchee Audubon
Society on the fart Friday of October,
November, March, April and May.
Programs will last approximately 90
minutes and begin just before sunset.
All are invited but the focus will be on
ages 4 to 10. The cost is $1 per per-
son: members and immediate family,
free. Eventure in Mary Esther 6 p.m.
RSVP to Nonie Maines, 862-9588.
Audubon bird walk
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schools, and eating establishments. $159,9000

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Dog walk/run for PAWS
The Panhandle Animal Welf are
Society's '"New Leash on Life" Dog
WalkRun in conjunction with Dog
Daze will be held Saturday, Sept. 25
at the Fort Walton Landing in beauti-
ful downtown Fort Walton Beach.
Late registration for the walk will
begin at 8 a.m. and the walkrun will
begin at 9 a.m. The walkrun will be
1.25 miles.
Individuals, families and "packs",
of five walkers or more can partici-
pate. Prizes will be awarded for top
fundraisers in various categories.
PAWS will also offer $5 rabies
vaccinations and $15 microchips at
Dog Daze from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Registration fonns and info:

paws-shelter.org or call Tricia Bryant,
243-1525 or e-mail triciabryant@
Med center open house
SCrossinads Center Medical Climic
will have an open house, 2-5 p.m."
Sunday, Sept. 26 at 444 Valparaiso
Parkway, Building C, on the campus
of Valparaiso First Baptist Church.
The public is invited. ...
Crossinads Medical Chmnc is a
free clinic serving residents of
Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Info:
Library youth program set
The Friends of the Freeport Public
Library will sponsor a young adult
program Tuesday, Sept. 28, 3:30-5

p.m. There will be a showing of
'"Percy Jackson & the Olympians,
The Lightning Thief:' pizza and pop-
Percy Jackson fans may also pick
up or reserve a copy of '"The
Lightning Thief' for the book discus-
sion group.
Throughout the
remainder of
September and
until the end of
October, the
Friends are sponsoring a '"The
Lightning Thief' trivia game where
young readers have the opportunity to
discover clues by answering the ques-
tions correctly.
Info: Linda Thompson, 835-2040.

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child while living in a Romanian
orphanage. Adopted by an American
family, she now packs shoeboxes to
send throughout the world. National
Collection Week for Operation
Christmas Child is scheduled for Nov.
Respect Life Sunday
Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1200
Vamprso BldNceit l w s tha e
Sunday, fmom 3 to 4 p.m.
Info: 678-9672.
Forcing bulbs program set
The next Creative Gardener Series

correct way to force bulbs for an
indoor splash of color during the drea-
ry winter months. She will cover a
variety of bulbs that can be success-
fully forced to give as a gift for a
friend or yourself during the holidays.
This program is free and open to the
public, however, bulbs and containers
will be available for sale. The series is
c spdnoe anth Valtparaisaiso
Info: 729-5406.
Oil spill program planned
Randy McDaniel, Chief of
Emergency Management, Okaloosa
County will speak about our area's
response to the 2010 oil spill
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m., at

specii e ts e caatoph an i
questions related to general emer-
tec fmta ament in h cunoy a

series. Admission is free.
Tea with author
The Fniends of the Niceville
Library plan a tea with guest speaker
and author Deborah Brodie
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. in the
Ncvlt e Cmmunity Center next
Brodie will feature her latest
national relae cI oi Lxop( sTth

journey of a young woman pursuing
her calling, her dream, and the love o
her life.
Info: 729-4090.
Book signing will follow the po-
Charitable golf tourney

Prp c a ntio Sch olas i F1 oun aio

will welcome Champions Tour veter-
an and former U.S. Open Champion

Jerry Pate, who will highlight the 39th
annual Doolittle Scholarship Open
golf tournament Oct. 7 at the Eglin
Golf Course, Niceville. Pmeceeds will
go toward college scholarships
resources for the Engineers for
America program at the Air Force

H vi tI Co E
Institutes, plus
J;Pother math and
science fairs in
the county.
wiThe event is open to the public and
Eglin Golf Course. Cost is $50 for
active duty military, $75 for Eglin
tofCore m b ers an 0 fo

on the course, and the awards party
following play. Interested players can

go to meetingspots.net/ndial
2010afagolfreg.pdf, or can call Grady
Jordan at 850-651-1316.
Lerew lessons ava e bl
Leesisons in Herewl are bing
Church, O5 mmdanuBa ou Tca In
Destin, beginning Thursday, Sept. 23,
7-8 p.m., and Living Word Ministries,
446D Rac track Ro 8, Fort Walton

Classes, taught by Bert
Schlossberg, a dual-citizenship
national, will be *
Ied onee s wek

eight wee s. A

al eew i h cag ed to potcp
Info: 279-6790.

From page B-6
Destin Pass Beach and Bay parks
with Lenny Fenimore. Meet at
Uptown Station 7:30 a.m. Info:
Fall harvest festival

place ta e trle Bafei Ch t9
S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, Saturday
Oct. 2, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendor booths
and estate sale items will be available.
Call Nancy Bunnicelli, 687-0437.
'Christmas Child' review
Livia Satterfield will present her
experience with "Operation

CrSta yhld atn Ft Uie

in Niceville, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3.
Satterfield received a shoebox as a

proga will
onMonday Oct
4,6-8 p.m. at the

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New Sears fridge/
freezer with ice maker.
Only used 3 months.
$575, you pick up. 678-

Partner wanted to
share space at
consignment store.
CPA or attorney would
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Couch, loveseat, chair,
hunter green, $500.
Bed, chifferobe, desk,
$200, washed oak.

Now Open, This and
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Wed.-Sat. 10AM-6PM'
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Kiwanis donates to CIC
The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso donated $5,000 to
Children in Crisis, Inc. to continue its effort to help the chil-
dren of our community. Making the presentation, from left, is
Mlatthew Avery (Kiwanis president-elect) to Ken Hair (execu-
tive director of CIC, Inc.) Also present were Howard Hill,
Sharon Conley, Jim Lindsay, Bobbi Van Dyke, and Jim
Howard, Kiwanis Club Board of Directors.

Advertising Feature
"One 20 A Modern Bistro," an
elegant yet intimate Niceville
restaurant, is adding new features
for the coming fall season. These
include cooking classes, murder
mystery dinner theater, and spe-
cial after-hours treats following
football games and theater events
at Northwest Florida State
In addition, said owner and
head chef Dan Pettis, the bistro is
taking advantage of cooler fall
weather by offering outdoor seat-
ing, and also provides live music
during selected evenings. "Our fall
menu will be a taste of the season,
emphasizing fresh ingredients and
simple, yet seasonal meals."
"The term 'bistro' is a French
word meaning a small restaurant
Serving carefully prepared food, as
well as wine," said Chef Dan, who
is the owner, maitre d', and chef at
One 20 A Modern Bistro. "In our
case, it means that we offer a wide
variety of foods and cooking tech-
niques, in a place where the food
is always fresh and the atmos-
phere is always relaxed and
"We serve modern American
cuisine, which are dishes that

pasta creation, which is fresh from
the mind of Chef Pettis.
Cooking classes are offered the
third Saturday of each month, and
the bistro is also offering catering
for events on and off-site. Don't
forget about your business and
personal Christmas parties.
Following football games, local
theater events, and other special
occasions, Pettis said, people can
phone ahead to arrange for the
bistro to stay open after hours to
accommodate late customers.
Cooking classes, dinner theater
events, and catering can also be
arranged by calling 729-2120.
Pettis enjoys interacting with
his customers, often greeting them
as they enter, and helping to serve
meals when not actually preparing
food in the kitchen. "One 20 Bistro
is a little like 'Cheers a place
where everybody knows your
name, and where each customer
feels welcome and valued."
If you enjoy fine food served in
an atmosphere of understated ele-
gance, you need not travel
beyond the Twin Cities area. At
"One 20 A Modern Bistro," located
at 120 Partin Drive (one20amod
ernbistro.com or 729-2120), you'll
find creatively prepared dishes of
all kinds, served in a small, inti-
mate bistro in a quiet corner of

As chef and owner at One 20 A Mlodern Bistro, Chef Dan Pettis takes a
personal interest in each customer and the food he serves them.

reflect the styles of Europe, Asia,
and the Caribbean." A typical din-
ning experience at the bistro, for
example, might begin with carrot
and ginger bisque with crabmeat,
and a warm spinach salad with

strawberries, pecans, feta cheese
and warm bacon and mustard
vinaigrette. The main course could
be an 8-ounce beef filet with roast-
ed potatoes and daily green veg-
etables, or a freshly caught Gulf
fish with smashed red potatoes
and vegetables, served with
lemon butter, or maybe the daily

One 20 A Mlodern Bistro is located at 120 Partin Drive, Niceville,
online at one20amodernbistro.com.


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Library sets

kids' program
The Friends of the Freeport
Public Library will sponsor a
young adult program Tuesday,
Sept. 28, 3:30-5 p.m., with a
showing of "Percy Jackson &
the Olympians, The Lightning
Thief," pizza and popcorn.
For more information, call
Linda Thompson, 835-2040.

One 20 A Modern Bistro

Big city dining at small town prices



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Ipua 7X-2127
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