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Group Title: Bay beacon
Title: The Bay beacon
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Title: The Bay beacon
Alternate Title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville Fla
Niceville, Fla
Publication Date: December 8, 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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Deportee calls 'death' scrawl a joke

Israeli student admits mistake in NHS incident, seeks return to U.S.

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A 15-year-old Israeli exchange
student, deported last week for
writing "Death to America" on a
Niceville High School black-
board, admits his action was a

mistake, but said he meant it as a
joke, part of long-running banter
with his American friends.
"I know I did a mistake," the
boy told the Beacon in a tele-
phone call from home in
Nazareth, Israel, Monday. "I'm

sorry about all this."
"I hope the authorities change
their mind and give me the right
to finish the program and let me
(return) to school," said the boy,
known by his Niceville High
classmates as JD because his Ara-

bic first name is difficult for
Americans to pronounce.
JD last week was ordered
home for his action by his foreign
exchange sponsor organization.
JD, an Israeli citizen whose fa-
ther, Khaled Kasab Mahameed, is

an Israeli Arab Muslim lawyer,
was scheduled to live in the U.S.
for a year of study at Niceville
High School under a State De-
partment-sponsored program,
Youth Exchange and Study
(YES). His stay was cut short

after he wrote "Death to America"
on a school blackboard during an
art class.
Niceville High School sus-
pended him for two days for
Please see 'DEATH', page A-2

Wednesday. II a.m.-2 p.m.
The Niceville Public
Library will have Patron
Day, with free
refreshments and
special activities.
Friday. 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Florida
Symphony Orchestra will
perform "A Baroque
Christmas" at the Mattie
Kelly Arts Center, Mainstage.
Tickets are $22.50
adults/$1 6 youth (18 and
under) or active duty military
with ID. Box office: 729-
6000 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-
4 p.m. or
Friday. Saturday. 7 p.m.
The First Baptist Church of
Niceville Singing Christmas
Tree is back as
part of the
church's 1 00th
I anniversary
celebration. In
addition to the Friday and
Saturday performance dates,
a 3 p.m. matinee will be
performed Sunday, Dec. 12.
Tickets can be obtained from
the church office, 622
Bayshore Drive, Niceville,
for $1 each.
Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida invites the
public to celebrate holidays
past during its
annual Yule of
Yesteryear and
Holiday Victorian
Tea Saturday, Dec. 11,10
a.m.-4 p.m.
The Yule of Yesteryear is
free, but the Victorian Tea, at
1:30 p.m., requires pre-
registration. Tickets are $15
and $10 for members of the
museum. To purchase tickets
and pre-register, call 678-
Calendar, B-4.



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By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
By one estimate, it could cost
sewer customers in Niceville and
Valparaiso, already hit by recent
rate hikes, an additional $500 a
year to pay for antipollution meas-
ures recently proposed by federal
In August 2009, the U.S. En-
vironmental Protection Agency
settled a lawsuit by environmental
groups by committing to propose
numeric nutrient criteria (NNC)
for lakes and flowing waters in
North Florida. The proposal was
released Nov. 14. Implementation
rules are slated to be released in
The standards will help reduce
water pollution that causes harm-
ful algae blooms-the thick,
green muck that fouls clear water
and which can produce toxins
harmful to humans, animals and
ecosystems across the state of
Florida, according to the EPA.
The blooms are caused by
phosphorus and nitrogen pollution
from excess fertilizer, stormwater
and wastewater that flows off land
into waterways. More than 1,900
rivers and streams, 375,000 acres
of lakes and 500 square miles of
estuaries are known to be im-
paired by nutrients in Florida, ac-
cording to the federal agency.
Municipal and private sewage-
treatment officials have strongly
opposed the proposed NNC over
the past year during a series of
public hearings, questioning the
science behind EPA's proposed
criteria and the high cost to com-
The technology that most
likely will be needed by the
Niceville, Valparaiso, Okaloosa
County Regional Sewer Board to
meet the proposed standards in-
clude chemical addition, filtration
and reverse osmosis, said Glenn
Stephens, the board's engineer.
Stephens estimates the require-
ment would cost the NVOC board
an additional $30 million in capi-
tal costs and a $2 million increase
Please see WATER, page A-3

Niceville Y' seeks

financial boost

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
The chief of the YMCA of
Florida's Emerald Coast said he
could not rule out possible closure
of its Niceville branch if it does
not recruit more members or at-
tract more local funding.
But the executive, Joe Casal,
president of the Fort Walton
Beach-based organization, said it
has redoubled efforts to sustain
the Niceville YMCA, and that
closure is not in its immediate
"We need more community
support," Casal told the Beacon

Monday, speaking of the
Niceville Y, one of four recreation
centers the organization operates
in Okaloosa County.
Two of the four outlets,
Niceville, which opened in 2006,
and Destin, are running deficits,
Casal said. The YMCAs in
Crestview and Fort Walton Beach
are in the black, he said.
Branches that are not perform-
ing, Casal said, undergo scrutiny
by the board of the YMCA of
Florida's Emerald Coast. The or-
ganization is committed to keep-
ing the Niceville YMCA open for
Please see NICEVILLE, page A-3

Kicking off the holiday season

Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
Spectators lined the route of the annual Niceville-Valparaiso Christmas Parade Saturday, cheering their favorite floats
and marching groups and catching candy and trinkets tossed by marchers and float riders. Pictured: The Niceville High
School marching band. Story, more photos, pages A-4, A-5. Winners, page B-1.

Niceville YMCA di-
rector Karen Linder
encourages 8-year-
old Payton Capo-
bianco to relax
during a water ther-
apy session for
autistic children in
the Y pool Monday.

Beacon photo
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disrupting class. He served his sus-
pension and returned to school
Nov. 15.
But last week he was informed
by the California-based company
that organizes the foreign ex-
change program, AYUSA, which
had learned of the episode, that he
was being sent home for making
"an inflammatory statement."
Within days he was on a plane
back to Israel.
JD and his father said Monday
that they had been given no chance
by the exchange program to de-
fend him.
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come by his fellow students, teach-
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during his stay in Niceville. He
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about things as American as cheer-
ing for the Niceville Eagles foot-
ball team or eating Mexican food
for the first time at Taco Bell.
JD tried to explain how he and
his new friends began to joke with
each other about their cultural dif-
ferences. In an e-mail to the Bea-
con, he wrote the following:
"So a close American friend of
mine, would come up to me and
say 'hey, Muslim don't bomb us
okay?' as a joke and we laughed.
"So we all Americans and me
mentioned the phrase 'death to
America' as a joke.
"Many students would say to
me instead of 'hello'- 'ifyou get
mad at someone just say you're
Muslim and they'll leave you alone
so you won't bomb them'-when
our body language says we oppose
andfi.-ii ,.1. ,;,i it's literal mean-

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no other way to express our dis-
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to America' in Arabic when I was
with my closest American friends
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to write it.
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have a serious discussion about it.
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statement is that Ifelt d,. one of
my friends the Americans-be-
cause they made me feel ,I. one
of them they loved me and showed
me that they care showed me what
a real American is."
JD's father told the Beacon
Monday that he is appealing his
son's dismissal from the program.
"I want him to continue his educa-
tion with his friends in Niceville,"
said Mahameed, who in 2005 es-

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Mahameed said that America is
known for freedom of speech and
second chances.
But the AYUSA said it
wouldn't reconsider. "The YES
program is one of several grant
programs that AYUSA administers
on behalf the U.S. Department of
State, all of which are subject to
strict protocols and procedures,"
said AYUSA's executive director
Sherry Carpenter in a statement.
"Following protocol and proce-
dure, the student was dismissed
due to an inflammatory statement
he wrote on the board at his high
school in Florida," Carpenter
stated. "Because the student is a
minor, we can't comment on spe-
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the student home is final and
AYUSA does not have the author-
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The student exchange program
was created in the aftermath of the
9/11 terrorist attacks and is funded
by the U.S. Department of State.
The program provides scholar-
ships for high school students from
countries with significant Muslim
populations to spend up to a year
studying in the U.S. Students live
with host families, attend high
school, engage in activities to learn
about American society and val-
ues, acquire leadership skills, and
help educate Americans about
their countries and cultures. In
2007, YES Abroad was established
to provide a similar experience for
U.S. students in other countries.
Okaloosa County School Dis-
trict officials said they wouldn't
talk about the Mahameed episode
in detail to protect student privacy.
There are 15 foreign exchange stu-
dents in Okaloosa County high
schools this year, said Stephen
McLaughlin, a district official.
McLaughlin said it was the de-
cision of AYUSA and the State
Department, not that of the school
district, to send JD home.

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was hurt Sunday when he rode his
bicycle into the path of a car on
Highway 20 in Villa Tasso.
A Florida Highway Patrol re-
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Niceville, was riding a bicycle
north on DeFuniak Road about
1:20 p.m., Dec. 5, when he failed
to yield the right of way and trav-
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treated and released Sunday. The
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From page A-1
in annual operation and mainte-
nance costs. The tab for the average
sewer customer would be an addi-
tional $500 per year, up 132 per-
cent, he said.
Water and sewer customers in
Niceville and Valparaiso have re-
cently seen their monthly water
bills rise by about $3 a month,
money needed to pay for an unre-
lated, $6 million modernization of
the regional sewer treatment plant.

From page A-1
now, he said. It hired a new man-
ager and is offering several new
programs, including an emphasis
on water therapy and rehabilita-
Karen Linder, named manager
of the Niceville YMCA about a
month ago, said the facility,
which has a gym and a swim-
ming pool in Palm Plaza, is run-
ning a $53,000 deficit.
Nonetheless, Linder is convinced
she'll be able to turn the situation
around: "I am 200 percent sure
that this YMCA can thrive," she
Volunteers recently brightened
up the Y's facility with new paint
in the gym, cleaning up the locker
room area and children's rooms,
she said.
Linder said that she has also
instituted several new pro-
grams-a homework club, dance
lessons, rehab programs, and
aquatic programs for autistic chil-
dren since her arrival. But she
said she can't do it without more
support, especially from busi-
The most pressing need?
Linder said she desperately
needs money to buy parts. The
most pressing need, she said, is to
get existing gym equipment re-
paired or replaced. Those repairs
require expensive parts.
A visit to the Y located in
Niceville's Palm Plaza Monday
revealed several treadmills and
exercise bicycles with "out of
order" signs. Linder said she can't
get the needed money through the
Y because of the deficit. She is
talking to local business and civic
groups to drum up financial sup-
port and membership.
Casal said that in the past the
Niceville Y's pool had been
closed from 1-4 p.m. Now those
hours are set aside for wellness
programs, including therapy pro-
grams for autistic children, med-
ical, range of motion therapy, and
classes for special needs clients.
The Niceville Y has also been
getting numerous calls from peo-
ple who were using a pulmonary
rehabilitation and wellness pro-
gram that was closed by Twin
Cities Hospital at the end of No-
vember, according to Linder.
Unlike commercial gyms, the
YMCA is different, Casal said.
They serve all ages and abilities
and income levels, providing fi-
nancial assistance to about 700
families unable to pay the full
price of Y memberships, he said.
The Niceville Y now offers
several family-oriented programs,
such as homework club and tutor-
ing, teen movie night, martial arts

Customers in unincorporated areas
of the county face similar increases
unrelated to the EPA proposal.
Okaloosa County Water and
Sewer Director Jeff Littrell said
county engineers estimate it will
cost $200 million to comply with
the EPA's proposed NNC criteria.
He said rate consultants for the
county sewer department are look-
ing at the possibility of annual, 15
percent rate increases well into the
future to pay for the upgrades re-
quired to meet NNC. Statewide,
compliance estimates range from

and dancing classes, to name a
few, Linder said. They also have
several fitness classes for seniors,
nutrition classes and pre- and
post-natal water fitness classes.
Casal said the financial situa-
tion is different at the Destin Y,
which is strictly an outdoor
aquatic facility. It has a limited
membership base in Destin, he
said, and when the economy hit
the skids, several large donors
were unable to keep their finan-
cial pledges.
Casal said that the YMCA
Emerald Coast board would
probably review Niceville's fi-
nancial situation in the first quar-
ter of the next year. "We need the
community to get behind us," he

$7 billion to $200 billion, Littrell
said. He described EPA's cost esti-
mates as "laughable." He said EPA
revised their original cost estimate
up to $300 million for statewide
Stephens recently wrote to the
EPA's Scientific Advisory
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the scientific basis for the agency's
NNC standards-challenging the
scientific basis of the standards for
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state into five districts, he said, and
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Santa comes to town in Rotary parade

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Corresoondent
Moderate temperatures and a
sunny sky helped ensure an
enjoyable Niceville-Valparaiso
Christmas parade Saturday
The parade, sponsored by the
Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary
Club, included bands, dancers
marchers and floats from a vari-
ety of schools, churches, clubs,

and civic organizations.
Spectators lined the parade
route along John Sims Parkway,
Partin Drive and Palm
Boulevard in Niceville, with
some setting up picnic blankets
to enjoy an outdoor breakfast as
they waited for the parade to
They cheered for their
favorite floats and marching
groups and caught candy and

trinkets tossed by marchers and
float riders. Members of the
local chapter of Clowns for
Christ walked along the parade
route, amusing watchers with
funny antics and magic tricks.
As members of Girl Scout
Troops 207 and 281 prepared to
march in the parade, Girl Scout
Taylor Strickler, 9, told the
Beacon that this year was her
second time marching in the
a -

parade. She said being in the
parade is fun, as is dressing up
in a reindeer hat and a colored
Cub Scout Josh Owen, 9, of
Niceville-Valparaiso Cub Scout
Pack 52, said this was his first
year as a parade marcher. He
said his favorite part of the
annual Christmas parade is
".i'hill i the candy." Asked
how he will handle that now that

he is a parade participant, he
thought it over for a moment
and replied, "My mom will get
me some." Last year, he said, he
caught not only candy, but also
an MP-3 player tossed by a
parade participant.
Niceville resident Kirk
Schott was among the spectators
at this year's parade, along with
his dog, Cassie, whom he
dressed for the occasion in a red

and white Christmas sweater.
Schott said Cassie is a "nine-
year-old puppy" who apparently
enjoys the parade as much as he
The climax of this year's
parade, as of all others, was the
arrival of Santa Claus atop a fire
truck and accompanied by an
assortment of helpers who
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The climax of the annual Christmas
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Lisa Danielle Mickens, unem-
ployed, 48, of 400 Kelly Road, Apt
28, Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Nov. 24 on a
charge of child abuse without great

Daniel Hiram Wheat, a cook,
27, of 1413-B 29th St., Niceville,
was arrested by Niceville police,
subsequent to a traffic stop, Nov. 27
on a charge of possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription. Wheat allegedly had a
single Darvocet N-100 pill in his
pocket that he said a friend had
given him for back pain. Wheat
was also cited for not wearing his
seat belt.

Tyler Allen Smith, 19, with an
at-large address and a last known
address of 1196 Hathaway Drive,
Colorado Springs, Colo., was ar-
rested by Niceville police Nov. 26
on a charge of retail theft, two
counts. Smith was allegedly ob-
served putting a pair of $50 boots
on his feet, and a new, $25 back-
pack into his old backpack, then
walking out of the store, 1140 E.
Highway 20, without paying. The
store declined to prosecute Smith
for opening a bag of socks and put-
ting a pair on his feet while inside
the store.

Aja Renee Meisenheimer, un-
employed, 27, of 123 Springview,
Huntsville, Fa., was arrested by
sheriffs deputies Nov. 23 on a
charge of domestic violence bat-
tery that allegedly occurred in
Niceville the same date.

Sonia Simone Cano, 51, of 107
Summit Court, Niceville was ar-

Man's death
in public park
seen as suicide
A passersby alerted
Niceville police Monday to
an apparent suicide in the
northern portion of the
city's Turkey Creek park.
A motorist on College
Parkway called Niceville
police at 6:40 a.m.
A police investigator said
there was no sign of foul
play in the death of a man in
his mid-20s. Police were
treating the death as suicide,
pending results of an au-
topsy, according to the in-

rested by sheriff s deputies Nov. 25
on a charge of battery, domestic vi-
Unknown persons) stole a wal-
let containing two Social Security
cards, WIC checks and various IDs
from an unlocked vehicle in the
parking lot at 1200 Valparaiso Blvd
Nov. 19. A passerby notified po-
lice after finding the wallet and sev-
eral other items on a nearby
walking trail.

A Niceville resident reported
Nov. 24 that unknown persons)
used his credit card at four different
Walmart stores within five minutes
of each other for identical amounts,
totaling more than $844. Four other
fraudulent uses of the credit card
were discovered Nov. 26, also in
Alabama, at fast food restaurants
and a gas station, totaling about

A Niceville resident reported
Nov. 25 that someone tried to add
an unknown person to his credit
card account and also change the
address on the account to a town in
Texas. The resident's bank fraud
prevention department notified him
of the attempted fraud. The in-
tended victim said a similar at-
tempted fraud was made on
another of his bank credit cards
about four months ago. Both of the
victim's accounts have been closed
and new accounts issued. The
Niceville resident stated no mone-
tary loss has occurred.

A Niceville 16-year-old re-
ported Nov. 24 that he forgot and
left his money clip, $10 and his dri-
ver' s license at a Niceville fast food
restaurant, and that when he re-
turned his property was missing.
The boy said the theft happened
about a month ago.

DUI patrols

The Okaloosa County
Sheriff's Office said it would
conduct "DUI-related satura-
tion patrols" in Crestview,
Niceville, Mary Esther and
Destin through Saturday.
A sheriff's spokesman
said the agency would be
conducting the patrols at ran-
dom times in an attempt to
combat drunken driving and
DUI-related crashes.

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tered his unlocked apartment
sometime Nov. 29 and stole a $600
laptop from the living room. The
victim was not home during the

A Valparaiso resident from the
300 block of Glendale Avenue re-

ported that unknown persons)
stole a $900 laptop from the resi-
dence sometime Sept. 11-Oct. 14.

The owner of a Niceville land-
scaping business, 1523 Cat-Mar
Road, reported that on Nov. 26 four
chainsaws were discovered miss-
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SFire Department Reports

.TFiM _eville Fire Department responded to the follow calls from November
o thmir hi December 5.
|,,i,--. 1 .- Fire 13 Emergency Medical Calls
Sietesl ir 0 Vehicle Crash
0 Other Fire Q Vehicle Crash with Extrication
0 Ill rn Ot hr Emergency Calls
0 F eA ms '.Ha rdous Cond
Street Situation Date Time
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L.I...-I.- --"..- r.l-..i.. 1 1)4:46
23rd Street ........................... M medical .....................:...11/30/10..................1 6:15
46th Street............. Dispa11 301...............Dispatched/canceled....11/30/10................16:24
Edge Avenue .......................M medical ....................... 12/01/10 .............. 07:56
Kildare Circle ........................ M medical ......................... 12/02/10 ................ 09:23
N. Partin Drive...................... M medical ......................... 12/02/10 ............... 7:08
S. John Sims Pkwy...............Good Intent................... 12/03/10 .............1.. 2:46
Edge Avenue ........................ M medical ......................... 12/03/10 ................ 21:08
E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical ......................... 12/04/10 ................ 06:45
Deer Street...........................M medical .........................12/04/10 ................1 7:21
Linden Avenue ................... Medical ......................... 12/04/10 ................21:32
Canal Drive .......................... M medical ......................... 12/05/10 ................ 02:28
Cove Circle......................... M medical ....................... 12/05/10 .............. 08:58
Weekly Safety Tip: Keep a natural (cut) Christmas tree outside until you are
ready to decorate it. Make sure your tree stand can hold at least 1 gallon of
water and check the water level daily to make sure there is plenty of water in
the bowl. (A tree should use 1 quart to 1 gallon of water every 1-2 days.) A dry
Christmas tree can burn in 3 to 5 seconds.
Web Page: http://www.cityofniceville.org/fire.html

The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls
during the month of November:
Location Situation Date Time
OkaloosaAve......................Motor Vehicle Accident.........11/2/10...........08:03
Valparaiso Pkwy. ................Seizures................................11/2/10...........10:09
Edge Ave............................. Sick Call................................11/3/10...........02:34
Valparaiso Pkwy. ................Assault..................................11/4/10...........04:15
Edge A ve. ............................Seizures................................11/4/10 ...........06:42
Sem inole Ave...................... Fire Alarm .............................11/5/10...........21:43
Edge Ave............................. Structure Fire........................ 1/8/10...........05:53
Edge Ave............................. Sick Call................................11/9/10...........08:06
Old East Gate Road ............Assault..................................11/15/10.........23:04
Edge Ave. .......................... Fire Alarm ........................... 11/17/10.........04:40
Q uail Trail ............................ Fall ........................................ 11/17/1 0.........06:24
South John Sims Pkwy........Motor Vehicle Accident.........11/18/10.........14:46
Chicago Ave ........................ Chest Pain ............................ 11/18/10 .........1 6:17
Glen Ave.............................. Unconscious ......................1.. 1/25/1 0.........02:51
Muskegon Ave ....................Fall ......... ..................... 1/25/1 0.........05:36
Illinois Ave............................ Sick C all................................1 1/26/10.........1 0:55
Mississippi Ave. ................. Fire Alarm ........................... 11/26/10.........16:31
Hwy 85 South ......................Motor Vehicle Accident.........11/28/10.........08:55
Trevor Ave ....................Sick Call.........................1.1/29/10.........09:36
Columbus St ...................... M medical Alarm ....................1... 1/29/10........13:33
The firefighters of the Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department express their
thanks to the community for their support. We stand ready to protect and
serve the citizens and businesses in our city and the neighboring communi-
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Beacon photo by Kenneth Books
Tech. Sgt. Brian Jelsma reads a story to be recorded for his chil-
dren as Diane Freeman, USO Freedom Lounge director, watches.

Deployed parents can

still read to their kids

By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
When Tech Sgt. Brian Jelsma
was deployed to Iraq, his young
children remained at home. It
was a tough situation for both.
That kind of separation, especial-

ly if it's lengthy, can fracture the
bond between parent and child.
But there's a way to maintain
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Beacon photos by Susanna Hitt
Juniors Sophia Masone and Matt Anders get Lewis School students into the spirit of the
Literacy for Little Ones program.

Niceville students bring

literacy to Lewis School

They entertain

while spurring

kids to read
By Susanna Hitt
Beacon Correspondent
Members of the Niceville
High School Leadership
Program entertained young
minds Dec. 1 at Lewis
School in Valparaiso.
The Literacy for Little
Ones Carnival has been pre-
sented in the past and twice
so far this school year,
according to Lynn Prevatte,
the leadership program's
teacher. The other was at
Plew Elementary. Prevatte
said she is always looking
for more schools interested
in letting her students pres-
ent their carnival.
"We're hoping to have
more schools interested in
letting the student leaders
put on literacy carnivals at
their schools," she said. "I
believe the students love
doing something impactful
for the young kids."
When planning for these
carnivals, teams of high
school students select books
and then build carnival-
style booths in which to
present the books to kinder-
garten through fifth grade
students. Many of the books
selected reflect the memo-
ries the older students have
from reading as young chil-
dren. Among them were
"The Magic School Bus,"
books by Dr. Seuss,

Honorary Bees, from left, Casandra Crews, Monica Treuter
and Rachel O'Hair welcome Lewis School students to the
Magic School Bus.

"Chronicles of Narnia" and
"Charlotte's Web."
"We create a program
from a book and apply
learning and literacy skills
for little kids," said Emily
Thomas, a Niceville High
School junior.
Senior Michael Mitchell
said they chose Dr. Seuss
books "because it's fun and
the kids love it."
Kindergarten and first
grade students were bused
to Lewis from the former
Valparaiso Elementary
School, which now serves
kindergarten and first grade.
Many of the small students
got to ride a bus for the first
time, which for them was
almost as exciting as seeing
the big kids there to enter-

tain them. The carnival was
held inside and outside to
offer a wide variety for the
younger and older students.
At one booth children
learned how to make the
most of a bad situation by
listening to "James and the
Giant Peach," but they also
got to participate in other
"There has to be differ-
ent activities offered in
each booth so we decided to
offer the little kids a taste
of peach soda, hula hooping
and a word scramble," said
senior Molly Everitt. "It
keeps them up and moving
and makes reading and
learning fun all at the same
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Yule parade winners listed

Warm day draws huge, festive crowd

By Karina Orr
Beacon Staff Writer
The annual Niceville-
Valparaiso Community
Christmas Parade had quite the
turnout Saturday thanks to
sunny skies, favorable tempera-
tures and participants that out-
did themselves.
Christi Moore, parade coor-
dinator, said even spectators
went above and beyond as the
Toys for Tots float was filled by
the end of the parade, as hoped.
"Toys for Tots should really

be a community event, and that's
what the parade is really turning
it into," said Susan Rood, Toys
for Tots local coordinating offi-
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Jackson Nagle, 2, and Aiden Nagle, 4, of Niceville, meet
Frosty the Snowman during Saturday's Community
Christmas celebration at the City Hall complex. The cele-
bration included lighting of the city Christmas tree, ven-
dors, hay rides and photo opportunities with a variety of
seasonal characters.

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The Department of Early
Childhood Education at
Northwest Florida State College
recently hosted the annual Early
Childhood Professional Honors
Among those honored were
Susanne Stephens, who earned
the Florida Director Credential,

and Sue
Ellen Sorlie,
both of
earned the
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The Niceville High School
Drama Department will present
its winter production, "An
Evening of Drama in Three
Acts," at the Niceville High
School auditorium Thursday,
Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., and Saturday,
Dec. 11, at 4 and 7:30 p.m.
The production will feature
two one-act comedies, "13 Ways
to Screw up Your College
Interview" by Ian McWethy, and
"Check Please" by Jonathan
Rand. Also presented will be an
entire act showcasing a select
group of acting ensembles, as
well as musical solos, which will
also be performed for the Florida
District One Thespian Festival
competition in January.
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Beacon photo
Rocky Bayou Christian School's marching band performed in mass formation with 15 other high school bands during half-time at
the Cotton Bowl in Dallas Jan. 1, 2008. They will perform in the 2012 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

RBCS to play in Sugar Bowl

Saturday, December 18
Sunday, December 19
"Only the Bar is Open
on Christmas Day"

S Friday, December 31

by Karina Orr
Beacon Staff Writer
The Rocky Bayou Christian
School marching band will per-
form in front of an expected
80,000 football fans during the
half-time show for the 2012
Sugar Bowl, according to a
bowl spokeswoman.
RBCS was among the
schools invited to provide
entertainment for the 78th
Sugar Bowl in the Louisiana

Superdome in New Orleans,
said Kristin Kibman, director
of Sales and Events of Bowl
Games of America.
The annual college bowl
contest issued invitations to
several schools in the region
who have participated in simi-
lar activities and have per-
formed in a certain number of
contests, according to Dee
Reynolds, RBCS band director.
RBCS participated in the

Cotton Bowl, another college
football bowl game, three years
ago in Dallas.
The band will arrive in New
Orleans a few days prior to the
game, tentatively set for Jan. 2,
2012. There they will rehearse
with the other 15 to 20 school
bands from all over the country
to perfect the one, mass half-
time program.
The band will also be a part
of a marching contest, a jazz

band contest and a concert con-
test with the other schools. The
students will also march in the
Sugar Bowl parade.
There will be no shortage of
work for the band, but
Reynolds said the students will
also get to have some fun that
New Year's weekend.
"It's an honor, and the stu-
dents are thrilled," Reynolds
said. "One of the fun parts is we
get to watch the game, too."

SK of C winners spelled out

The Knights of Columbus of
Holy Name of Jesus Church,
Council #7667, and Christ Our
Redeemer Church, Council
#13527, hosted their annual
Spelling Bee Competition on
Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Niceville
High School.
Competitions were held for

all students in the area from the
fifth to the 10th grades.
The schools that participated
were Plew Elementary School,
Lewis School, Edge
Elementary School, Bluewater
Elementary School, Rocky
Bayou Chrisitian School,
Crestview High School and

Destin Middle School. Fifty-six
students participated.
The first place winners
received a $75 U.S. Savings
Bond, and all received a trophy.
The winners were as follows:
First place Mathew
Bomparola (Destin Middle),
John Thomas (Lewis) and

Wesley Barlow (Crestview).
Second place Meredith
Freeman (Plew) Ethan Harris
(Rocky Bayou) and Tyler
Paskell (Rocky Bayou)
Third place James Adams
(Crestview), Julie Freeman
(Plew) and Samantha Anders

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From page B-1
United Through Reading, in
which the service member can be
recorded on a DVD as he reads a
children's book to be sent to his
kids, has been a boon to families
trying to keep a personal connec-
tion. To date, the program has
yielded roughly 96,000 record-
ings, said Diane Freeman, man-
ager of the USO Freedom
Lounge at Northwest Florida
Regional Airport.
Jelsma is one airman who
has taken full advantage of the
program and who swears by its
An aerospace ground equip-
ment technician at Eglin Air
Force Base's 728th Air Control
Squadron. Jelsma, 42, read to his
daughter, Jessica, 9, and son,
Sean, 19, who has Down
Syndrome, during two deploy-

ments to Iraq. Another son,
Stephen, 21, is an Army mortar-
"I must have read 20 books
(to my children) while I was
there," he said.
During his deployments-one
of which lasted six weeks while
the other spanned four months-
Jelsma volunteered at the USO at
Balad Air Force Base to pass the
time on his lone day off each
week. There, he was introduced
to the United Through Reading
"All you needed to do was
read a book," he said. "You had
20 minutes, so you could read
several. Then you'd take the book
and the DVD to the USO volun-
teer, who would package it up
and send it to whoever you want
at no charge."
Freeman said many heart-
warming stories have stemmed
from the program.

"One toddler was watching a
DVD of her dad reading and she
kept backing up and putting her
rear end against the TV," she
said. "Finally, her mother real-
ized she was trying to sit on her
dad's lap."
Another service member, an
officer who was the mother of a
small girl, was first deployed
before the program began in
2006. "When she came home,
her daughter didn't know who
she was," Freeman said. The sec-
ond time she was deployed, after
having had another child, the
program was in full swing and
both children knew her immedi-
ately when she returned.
Jelsma said the program had a
significant effect on his chil-
dren's morale as well as his own.
"They loved it," he said. "I
could make morale calls, send e-
mails or regular mail, but this
was more powerful. It was some-

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over again. And hearing from my
wife, Theresa, about their reac-
tion really improved my morale."
Freeman said the USO
encourages the family at home to
record the child watching the
DVD and send it to the deployed
service member.
Right now, United Through
Reading is available on request,
said Heidi Blair, director of the
Florida Panhandle Region of the
USO. There is a permanent setup
at the USO at NAS Pensacola,
but the equipment will be
brought to the local airport upon
Both Freeman and Jelsma
hope a permanent reading station
will eventually be set up at
Northwest Florida Regional
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Members of the Youth
Orchestra of Northwest
Florida State College perform.
The orchestra, with the Junior
Orchestra, will perform a free
concert Saturday, Dec. 11.

Young musicians set free concert

The Junior Orchestra of
Northwest Florida State College
and the college-sponsored
Northwest Florida Symphony
Youth Orchestra will present
free concerts on Dec. 11 and 12
at the college's Mattie Kelly
Arts Center in Niceville.
The Junior Orchestra, an
ensemble of young string stu-
dents in grades four to eight
who play violin, viola, cello or
string bass, will present its fall
concert on Saturday, Dec. 11, at
11 a.m. in Tyler Recital Hall in
the Music Wing of the Mattie

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George Clyde Larson
George Clyde Larson grad-
uated from basic training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Oct. 29. He is current-
ly attending technical school at
Sheppard Air Force Base,
Wichita Falls, Texas, to become
an aircraft crew chief.
Larson graduated from
Niceville High School in 2010.
His wife, Ashley Larson, is also
a graduate of Niceville High
Larson is the son of Jimmy
Larson, U.S. Navy retired, and
Yolanda Larson of Lincolnshire
Drive, Niceville. He is the
grandson of George Clyde
Larson, U.S. Air Force retired,
of Biscayne Lane, Niceville.

From page B-1
The Honorary Bees, an
NHS group that wore yellow
shirts and antennae, created
the inside of a beehive.
Casandra Crews, Monica
Treuter and Rachel O'Hair cre-
ated the beehive to bring a
book about life in the hive to
life for young students. The
girls even went so far as to

Kelly Arts Center complex.
Junior Orchestra members
each have at least two years of
experience. The Junior
Orchestra is a stepping stone to
the more advanced Northwest
Florida Symphony Youth
Orchestra and is the only pro-
gram of its kind in the area.
The Northwest Florida
Symphony Youth Orchestra
(NFSYO) will present its win-
ter concert in the Mainstage
Theater of the Mattie Kelly
Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 12
at 4 p.m. The performance will

have a water mister to serve as
pheromones, which bees use
to recognize family members.
The learning activity was
designed to teach students the
difference between fact and
"Kids love the carnival and
get a chance to see what they
could do as they get older,"
said Sue Mills, third grade
teacher at Lewis School.
Cathy Evans, a first grade
teacher at Lewis School,

include music by Mozart,
Holst, Wagner and Schubert
along with some favorite holi-
day selections. The concert is
free and open to the public;
however donations to support
the youth program are wel-
The NFSYO is composed of
more than 50 talented musi-
cians in grades four to 12 from
Okaloosa, Walton and Santa
Rosa counties. The symphony
is conducted by Liz Aylor and
the group is sponsored in part
by Northwest Florida State

"It's a great, well-secured
field trip for the students com-
ing from the old Valparaiso
school," she said. "They even
get a chance to eat lunch with
the older kids."
According to Lewis
Principal Mike Fantaski, the
young students love the carni-
val and are fascinated by what
the older students present. He
said the older students do a
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Liz Aylor at 651-4308.
The Junior Orchestra is also
under the direction of Liz Aylor
and meets on Saturdays from
10 a.m. to noon in room 304 of
the Music Wing at NWFSC in
Niceville. New members will
be accepted for the spring
semester. For more informa-
tion, call 651-4308.

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recommend these future lead-
ers to any principal because of
how hard the students must
work at the carnival. Not only
do they work to select the
books and build the booths,
but they must also work for
donations to fund those proj-
ects. Many students pay out of
pocket when they can't get
He added they did it not
just because their grade
depends on it, but also for
themselves and fellow stu-
dents. It is a complete team
effort and learning to work
well together and pulling your
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Tech. Sgt. (Ret.) John W.
Doman of Niceville, Fla., passed
away on his 74th birthday, Nov.
30, 2010. Tech. Sgt. Doman
served 20 years in the United
States Air Force and more than 20
years in Civil Service. He was also
employed by Twin Cities Hospital
as director of Environmental
Services for several years.
Tech. Sgt. Doman is survived
by his wife, Janet, of 52 years, and
their three daughters Joan, Linda
(Maconi) and Nancy (Flanigan).
He is also survived by two broth-
ers, five sisters, seven grandchil-
dren, and six great-grandchildren.
He will also be sorely missed by a
multitude of friends, neighbors
and fellow church members.
Tech. Sgt. Doman was well
known in the community. He was
a Sunday School teacher at St.
Jude's Episcopal Church for more

than 20 years. He was the first
male member of the Twin Cities
Hospital Auxiliary when he joined
35 years ago. He was also a vol-
unteer at the Air Force Armament
Museum, a hospice volunteer and
a member of the local VFW and
AmVets Post 78 in Valparaiso. He
was also an avid coin collector,
always looking for wheat pennies
and saving state quarters for his
A memorial service will cele-
brate Tech. Sgt. Doman's life at St.
Jude's Episcopal Church in
Niceville on Friday, Dec. 10, at 11
a.m. Donations may be made in
his memory to St. Jude's
Episcopal Church, 200 N Partin
Drive, or the Twin Cities Hospital
Auxiliary, 2190 Hwy 85 N.

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Allen's first music video, "Good
Night and Good Bye," at
the Crab Trap in Destin
Dec. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Kyndalle Allen is a
local singer, model,
actress and dancer who
at the age of 14, wrote
and sings her first single
to be released on iTunes
and other music outlets
on Dec. 14.Kynda
The production of her
music video is truly an Okaloosa
County project involving more
than 50 local cast and crew mem-
bers. Shot on locations in Laurel
Hill and Blackwater, this video
incorporates elements of
Northwest Florida that often play a


back seat to the beaches. High
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backwater reserves are prevalent in
this hometown setting.
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first love gone bad and
her journey back to her
true friends. With a mix
of country and soft rock,
the song is an easy listen
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ing of this music video
was overseen by Don Jordon of the
Sandhandle Workshop, based in
Niceville. Other credits include
writer/co-director Barbara Allen,
co-director Norman Wolf of Wolf
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Singing Christmas Tree
After a four-year break, the First
Baptist Church of Niceville Singing
Christmas Tree is back as part of the
church's 100th anniversary celebra-
Performance dates are Friday and
Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11, 7 p.m., and
Sunday, Dec. 12, 3 p.m. Tickets can be
obtained from the church office, 622
Bayshore Drive, Niceville, for $1
each, or may be ordered by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to
the same address. Please request first
and second performance choices.
Softball open practices
Niceville's High Intensity 12U
Fastpitch Softball team invites girls
bor in 1998 and 1999 to open prac-
tices Dec. 11, and Jan. 8, 15 and 22, 9
a.m., at the Seminole softball field,
1530 Cat Mar Road, Niceville. Do
you want to play middle school soft-
ball, travel ball, or rec ball? Info:
Kevin Watts, 642-1231, or
Little League registration
The 2011 Niceville Little League
baseball and fast-pitch softball season
is now open for registration to boys
and girls, 4-18. Registration may be
completed online at nvllb.net. Birth
certificate and
proof of residency
will be required
for all players and
may be uploaded
via the online reg-
istration. Also new to the website is
uniform sizing information to make
registration process easier. If unable to
register online, on-site registration will
be available Dec. 11 and Jan. 8, 9
a.m.-2 p.m. at Ruckel Middle School
cafeteria.Visit nvllb.net for more infor-
Patron Appreciation Day
The Niceville Public Library will
have Patron Appreciation Day
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,
with free refreshments and special
Early festival signups
The Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida is offering a dis-
counted early registration fee for
art/craft and food vendors through
Dec. 31 for the 35th annual Saturday
in the Park Heritage Festival sched-

uled for April 30.
Attracting nearly 4,000 visitors,
this popular springtime community
festival showcases the Heritage
Museum and its efforts to preserve
and promote Northwest Florida histo-
To take advantage of the early reg-
istration discount, go to the museum's
event page at heritage-museum.org or
call 678-2615 and register before Dec.
Seniors potluck
Twin Cities Senior's Club, 268
Glenview Ave., Valparaiso, will meet
Dec. 8, 2 p.m. for potluck. Fifty-plus
are welcome. The club will furnish the
entree; you bring the potluck.
Members will share '"This is your life
Info: Jo, 678-8645, or Ruth,
DAR plans meeting
Daughters of the American
Revolution, Choctawhatchee Bay
Chapter, will meet at St. Simon's
Church, Fort Walton Beach, at 10
a.m., Thursday, Dec. 9. A program on
lifelong learning will be presented by
Betty Kentosh.
Any woman who is lineally
descended from a patriot of the
Revolutionary War is eligible for
membership and is invited to attend.
Info: Dotty Burdick, regent,
Baroque Christmas
Northwest Florida Symphony
Orchestra will perform "A Baroque
Christmas" Friday, Dec. 10,7:30 p.m.,
at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center,
Mainstage. Tickets are $22.50
adults/$16 youth (18 and under) or
active duty military with ID. Box
office: 729-6000 Monday-Friday, 9
a.m.-4 p.m. or mattiekellyarts
Shelter sets open house
Alaqua Animal Refuge will host
its third annual holiday open house on
Saturday, Dec. 11, noon-4 p.m.
The event will feature live enter-
tainment, treats, photos with Santa, a
petting zoo and children's games.
Guests will also have the chance to
meet Champ, a miniature horse that
was rescued in September and quickly
became an international Internet sen-
sation through his courageous tale of
survival. This year's event will offer a
holiday shopping fair.
A suggested donation of $5 for
guests 13 and older will be collected at
the entrance, and each donor will
receive five $1 tickets, redeemable at
the holiday shopping fair.
For groups or businesses interested
in participating in the fair, please e-
mail April Madr at amadr@aarflori-
da.com or call 880-6399.
Youth concert planned
The Northwest Florida Symphony
Junior Orchestra Concert will be per-

formed at the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center, Tyler Recital Hall, Niceville,
Saturday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. The con-
cert is free. The Junior Orchestra is
composed of young string students
(violin, viola, cello and string bass)
with at least two years of experience
from grades four to eight in Okaloosa
and Walton counties.
Peter White Christmas
Jazz guitarist Peter White will take
to the stage with
his friends, Rick
Braun and Mindi
Abair, Saturday,
Dec. 11, 7:30
p.m., at the Mattie
Kelly Arts Center, Mainstage, in a
guest event presented by Seabreeze
Tickets are $75 for special seating
and $25 for reserved seating. Call
5K walk/run for charity
The Feet to Faith 5K walk/run and
kids' fun run will take place Saturday,
Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m. the First United
Methodist Church Community Life
Center. Registration fee is $15 until
Dec. 8 at the information desk (by
mail postmarked by Dec. 4); and $20
thereafter through race day. The first
200 participants will receive a T-shirt.
Also planned is a one-mile fun run
for kids age 2-10 at 9:30 a.m.
Participants are asked to bring a new,
unwrapped toy for the families served
through Supper on Saturdays (SOS)

Info: Kirk Herzog, 897-5174,
Debbie Simmons, 897-7020, or the
Community Life Center information
desk, 678-4411.
Yule of Yesteryear
Heritage Museum of Northwest
Florida invites the public to celebrate
holidays past during its annual Yule of
Yesteryear and Holiday Victorian Tea
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Children can visit with Santa,
make ornaments, listen to musical per-
formances by the Pro Arte Chorale
and Niceville High School's Opus
One and sit for Valparaiso's story time.
Also available at the event are craft
demonstrations, a popular bake sale
and stocking stuffers will be available
in the museum's gift shop and book-
The Yule of Yesteryear is free, but
the Victorian Tea, at 1:30 p.m.,
requires pre-registration. Tickets are
$15 and $10 for members of the muse-
um. To purchase tickets and pre-regis-
ter, call 678-2615.
Holiday Boat Parade
Stand along the shores of the
Boggy Bayou to view the Holiday
Boat Parade hosted by North Light
Yacht Club on Saturday, Dec. 11,
starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade will
begin and end at North Light and can
be seen from Boathouse Restaurant,
Valparaiso Realty, Lincoln and Lion's
parks, Giuseppi's Restaurant, Bayou
Blues, Holiday Inn Express and Ruby
Tuesday. The parade will end around

6:15 p.m. Info: 678-2350.
Society to install officers
The Genealogical Society of
Okaloosa County will meet to install
the newly elected officers and for the
annual Christmas luncheon on
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m., at the
Coach-N-Four Restaurant, Crestview.
Phil and Marty Trau will entertain.
Guests are welcome. The luncheon
will cost $16.95 with tax and gratuity.
Those attending are requested to bring
canned goods, which will be donated
to a local charity, in lieu of exchanging
gifts. Info: Pat Pruett, 678-2023.
Destin boat parade set
The Destin History and Fishing
Museum will host the 24th Holiday on
the Harbor Destin Boat Parade
Sunday, Dec. 12, beginning at 6 p.m.
Boats will start lining up in the Harbor
between 5 and 5:30 p.m. The parade
can be viewed from docks and restau-
rants west of Grand Harbor
Condominiums on Destin Harbor.
Pick up an entry form in person at the
museum, Destin Community Center,
City Hall, Destin Chamber of
Commerce or many harbor businesses
or request a fax or e-mail copy from
the Destin History and Fishing
Museum, 837-6611, or kathydestin
Concert, gourmet dessert
Holiday Delights, a concert featur-
ing NWF State College
Madrigals/Belle Voci and gourmet
desserts, will take place Sunday, Dec.

12, 3 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center, Tyler Recital Hall, Niceville.
Tickets are $15 each. Buy tickets by
calling 729-6000 Monday-Friday, 9
a.m.-4 p.m., or in person at the door
starting at 2 p.m. the day of the event.
Holiday Delights presents the NWF
State College Madrigals, a 27-voice
mixed ensemble of scholarship vocal-
ists under the direction of Allison
Everitt, and Belle Voci, a select 13-
voice student women's ensemble
under the direction of Lois Van Dam,
to perform holiday selections ranging
from Renaissance to vocal jazz and
gospel. Following the performance, a
tasty array of gourmet cookies and
coffee will delight the palate.
Youth orchestra concert
The Northwest Florida Symphony
Youth Orchestra Concert will be per-
formed Sunday,
Dec. 12, 4 p.m., at
the Mattie Kelly
Arts Center,
Niceville. The
concert is free and open to the public,
however, donations to support the
youth program are welcomed.
NHS holiday concert
Niceville High School choral
director Michael Dye announces the
release of reserved seating tickets for
the annual holiday performance "A
Season of Song," Monday, Dec. 13, 7
p.m., Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the
campus of Northwest Florida State
Tickets are $15 each and may be
purchased with cash or by check
payable to Niceville High School
Tea Party to meet
The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea
Party, a non-partisan, non-profit group
of concerned citizens, will meet
Monday, Dec. 13, at Niceville City
Hall. Carmen Reynolds, a journalist
and local leader of ACT for America,
will speak about radical Islam in
Info, 729-2874.
'Legally Blonde' on stage
Legally Blonde will be performed
as part of the Broadway Series at the
Mattie Kelly Arts
Center, Mainstage,
S Niceville, Jan. 5, 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $50
each or $45 each for
groups of 10 or more. Call 729-6000
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or visit
'The Color Purple' slated
The Color Purple will be per-
formed as part of the Broadway Series
at Mattie Kelly Arts Center,
Mainstage, Niceville, Jan. 16, 2 and
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 for either
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Music students achieve All State honor

By Karina Orr
Beacon Staff Writer
To attain one of the highest
honors available to them in
music, local middle and high
school students had to go
beyond normal school hours,
homework and practice to
rehearse and compete at the
state level for a spot in the
Florida All-State chorus or
Practices for this honor
began in August for many of the
chorus students and continued
until their first of three tests that
would decide if they made it to
All-State, the Florida Music
Educators Association's annual
conference. According to
Michelle Tredway, choral direc-
tor at Lewis School, the rehears-
al and audition process "is
lengthy and rigorous."
Each student participated in a
three-part testing and audition
process, which included a writ-
ten music theory examination, a
melodic sight-reading test and a
vocal audition that measured
their knowledge of the All-State
music. Students were required
to pass each test before moving
to the next.
"It's not just a selection by
and favorites of the teacher's,"
Tredway said. "The students
have to prepare individually.
They and their parents have to
make that commitment."
Niceville High School chorus
has one of the highest numbers
of students participating
statewide at 20 students, accord-
ing to Michael Dye, Niceville
High School chorus director.
They were ranked No. 3 in the
state, coming in behind two per-
forming arts schools, meaning

they were the highest ranked
public school in the state.
"(The students) are the stars.
They are the cream of the crop
in the state Florida, and it's a big
state," Dye said. "We're very
proud of them."
Ruckel Middle School also
has a large number at 18 All-
State students under the direc-
tion of Nicole Wright, choral
"I'm so proud of them and
their hard work and dedication
for the last three months. I'm
just very privileged to send such
a big group of students," Wright
said. "They deserve this honor."
For band, the process is sim-
ilar. The students must play two
pieces, one lyrical and one tech-
nical, they have to pass a sight
reading test and finally a scale
test, said Lewis School Band
Director Robert Colon. Each
district holds the auditions, and
the auditions are recorded onto
The high school audition
process is similar, according to
Niceville High School Director
of Bands Dan Wooten, but with
different music for the higher
grades. Then professional musi-
cians listen to all of the thou-
sands of recordings from the
state and choose the top students
for the various bands based on
grade, said Rocky Bayou Band
Director Dee Reynolds.
"We're just, all of us band
directors, are honored to work
with this caliber of student that
would work to achieve this type
of honor," Colon said.
Wooten said it went beyond
competing against other schools
with similar programs. Students
from schools like Niceville High

School were going up against
magnet schools, or schools
specifically for the arts and per-
forming arts.
"I have pride, simple pride
because the All-State experience
in the state of Florida is flooded
with magnet schools in the met-
ropolitan areas," Wooten said.
"You don't see as many in this
region because the programs are
strong, and there is no need for
Niceville High School has
the most in the state, at 10 stu-
dents, among non-performing
art schools going to All-State
and has competed at such a level
for the last three years.
The students will now "pol-
ish and perfect" the music they
already learned when audition-
ing for All-State before heading
to Tampa for the Florida Music
Educators Association's annual
conference, which spans three
days, Jan. 12-15. Once there
they will rehearse with national-
ly recognized conductors before
the honor of presenting their
concert to the FMEA, band
directors, chorus directors,
teachers and any parents able to
attend, according to Tredway.
"I am absolutely thrilled and
proud that the students have
reached such a level that they
could compete so to speak and
be able to represent themselves,
their families and their school as
well as Okaloosa county at this
state convention," Tredway said.
The following local students
made All-State.
Destin Middle School-
Clarinet-Abbey Schmidt
and Rachel Hidalgo; Contra
Alto Clarinet-Katie

Lewis School's chorus will
send eight students to All-
State. From left, front:
Kaitlynn Morton, Chanteria
Hamm, Blake Dean and Stella
Kim; back: Matthew Beale,
Jacob Lytehaven, Randy
Sterling and Rebecca

From left are the Ruckel
Middle School band members
going to All-State: Cari Sands,
clarinet; Rachel Lee, trom-
bone; Taylor Maderazo, bass
clarinet; and Chloe Dubben,

Lewis School-band
Trumpet-Ben Huston
Lewis School-chorus
Rebecca Johnson, Chanteria
Hamm, Kaitlyn Morton, Stella
Kim, Randy Sterling, Jacob
Lytehaven, Matthew Beale,
Blake Dean.
Ruckel Middle School-
Clarinet-Cari Sands;
Trombone-Rachel Lee; Bass
Clarinet-Taylor Maderazo;
Bassoon-Chloe Dubben.
Ruckel Middle School-
Seventh and eighth Treble
Chorus-Olivia Rackley,
Allison VanMatre, Kiersten
Herzog, Jacqueline Vallin,
Maryn Smith, Kelsey Sisk,
Sarah Pabst, Colleen Collins


and Caroline Schreck.
Seventh and eighth Mixed
Chorus-Haley Armstrong,
Madeline Hsiang, Patricia Patel,
Haley Fowler, Jared Herzog,
Patrick Shaw, Zachary
Schwantz, Riley O'Brien and
Connor Ballasch.
Rocky Bayou Christian-
Ninth-10th grade concert
band-Timothy Sung.
Middle School All State
Honors Band-Hannah Stoner
(middle school).
Niceville High School-
Ninth-10th grade concert
Band-Nikki Anderson,
Kaitlynn Byrd, Mikayla Timm,
Corrine Dempsey, Alex Harber,
Morgan Ringel and Kiera

Niceville students selected for
the All-State Chorus are, from
left: top, Kristen Walker, Haley
Leibach, Katie Pickler, Michael
Owens, EJ Huston, Nick Harvey
and Caleb Coatsworth; middle,
Brandon Bubel, Mallory Olds,
Danielle Fox, Mari Burdge,
Jordan Stein, Zach Pecore and
William Kortbein; front, Hillary
Vest, Marisa Hancock, Jessica
Erickson, Colton Schniepp,
Tasha Williams and Gabe

Ninth-10th grade Concert
Orchestra-Tennyson Strano.
11-12th Symphonic Band-
Stephen Farrell and Esther
Niceville High School-
Reading Chorus-EJ
Huston, Katie Pickler, Colton
Schniepp, Hillary Vest and
Tasha Williams.
Concert Chorus-Brandon
Bubel, Mari Burdge, Caleb
Coatsworth, Jessica Erickson,
Danielle Fox, Nick Harvey,
William Kortbein, Haley
Leibach, Kristen Walker and
Gabe Wisdom.
Women's Chorus-Marisa
Hancock and Mallory Olds.
Men's Chorus-Michael
Owens, Zach Pecore and Jordan

Eighteen students from the Ruckel Middle School chorus are going to All-State. Bottom row from left
to right: Sarah Pabst, Allison VanMatre, Olivia Rackley, Caroline Schreck, and Colleen Collins. Middle
Row left to right: Connor Ballasch, Zachary Schwantz, Riley O'Brien, Patrick Shaw, and Jared Herzog.
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NHS wins

in overtime
Niceville High School's Kyle
Koszuta goes in for a layup
against Crestview Friday. The
Eagles led the game all the
way, until the Bulldogs tied it
up, 58-all, with just five sec-
onds left to play. But Niceville
pulled it out in overtime, win-
ning 68-66. Koszuta led the
Eagles in scoring with 26
Beacon photo by Norman Wolf


home a

Ruckel Middle School's
Jeffrey Lopez goes over
Pryor defenders for the
score during Thursday's
basketball game. The
Rams dominated the
game, winning 38-20.
Beacon photo
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Chan Young Lee, left, and
Caleb Pearson of Rocky Bayou
Christian School battle a
Maclay player for the ball dur-
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prevailed in a tough matchup,
Photo by Scott Schaeffler

RBCS drops


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Rocky Bayou's Katie Kaim takes the ball down-
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Purple Dragons top Assassins
The Purple Dragons girls U10 PAL soccer squad, sponsored by Powell, Powell and Powell, defeated Palm Eye Care, 5-1, for the U10 championship Nov. 20.
The Purple Dragons, in the left photo, from left, are: front Caitlyn Stringfellow, Taylor Hendricks, Gwyneth Clark, Lauren Miller and Patience Jackson; sec-
ond row, Sarah Markwardt, Vanessa Barrett, Hannah Sjostrom, Katelyn Ballard, Katie Lightfoot and Stefanie Markwardt; back row, coaches Steve Lightfoot,
Megan Lucey, Tom Markwardt and Christine Markwardt. The Palm Eye Care Assassins, in the right photo, are, from left: Abby Jinks, Ryan Giordano, assis-
tant coach Debbie Frieler, Kaeori Stone, Alex Koulisis, Teya Mongsaithon, Vicki Mongsaithon, Mariani Everton, Ky Donahoo, Gianna Freiler and Summer
Linton. Head coach V. Mongsaithon is not pictured.



Katie O'Neal
makes the basket
for Ruckel Middle
School as the
Rams stopped
Pryor Thursday,
Beacon photo
by Sarah Clauson



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Wednesday, December 8, 2010



in the area

Destin boat parade set
The Destin History and Fishing
Museum will host the 24th Holiday
on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade
Sunday, Dec. 12. Festivities will be
held that afternoon all along the
Harbor, and judging will start at 6
p.m. upstairs at Harry T's
Restaurant. Boats will start lining
up in the Harbor between 5 and 5:30
The parade can be viewed from
docks and restaurants west of Grand

Harbor Condominiums on Destin
Harbor. Pick up an entry form in
person at the museum, Destin
Community Center, City Hall,
Destin Chamber of Commerce and
many harbor businesses, or request a
fax or e-mail copy by calling the
Destin History and Fishing
Museum, 837-6611, or e-mailing
'Orchestral Holiday'
Hear your favorite holiday

music live during Sinfonia's annual
concert, "Orchestral Holiday." The
orchestra will perform cinematic
holiday tunes, the music of
Mannheim Steamroller and the fan-
fares of The Canterbury Brass. The
event will take place at Destiny
Worship Center in Destin, on
Friday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $37.50 and can be purchased by
calling the box office at 269-7129,
or by visiting SinfoniaGulf

Joe Occhipinti Band
The Joe Occhipinti Band, pre-
sented by the Emerald Coast
Concert Association, will perform
in the spirit of Christmas Saturday,
Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Fort
Walton Beach Civic Auditorium.
The band will perform a program of
pop, jazz, swing and easy listening
music as recorded by the original
artists. Tickets are $22 and can be
purchased by calling 362-9356, or
by visiting EmeraldCoastConcerts.

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space available to book a holiday

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