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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: September 9, 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00099641
Volume ID: VID00071
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
issn - 1097-6469

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Economy seen

fe COvering slowly

County population shrinks
Ok/osa County inhabitants. b Av as as of Art/ 1
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increases. "Florida has always been a
Statewide, Hlorida's popula- growth economy," said Dave
tion shrank for the first time Goetsch, vice president of
since the period immediately fol- Northwest Florida State College.
lowing WWII, when tens of "Florida is actually in decline for
thousands of G.I.s stationed in the first time in 100 years,"
the state went home. Goetsch, who specializes in
The figures are bad news for business studies, said. The
the state's recession-hobbled
economy. Please see COUNTY, page A-2

begun, although the effects of
the recovery may take some
time to be seen in day-to-day
The most ghaomy assess-
ment of the economy came
from Jeffrey Finkle, president
of the International Economic
Development Council. He
called the current recession
"one of the most distressing

mng jobs in the American
economy, saying, "You can't
make an economy out of retail
jobs at Target and Wahnart."
He said he is concerned about
a potential men
my age who once were man-
agers a eeuis, hs

Please see ECONOMY, page A-7

Ford Taurus he was driving was
hit by a 2006 Dodge Charger
driven by Marc A. Perez, 23, of
Valparaiso, at about 2:55 a.m.,
according to the FHP. A
Niceville man, Phillip T.
Camarda, 23, was a front-seat
passenger in Perez's Dodge,
according to an FHIP report.
Perez has been charged with
DUI manslaughter, DUI with
property damage, and leaving the
scene of a fatal crash, according
to the FHP. Although the FHP
listed Perez's residence as
Valparaiso, he was booked into
the Okaloosa County Jail listing a
Niceville address.
Please see ARRESTED, page A-3


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By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
One reason the city sees the
necessity of raising water and
sewer rates by 5 percent in each
of the next five years has to do
with an aggressive capital
improvement plan with a total
price tag of $21.2 million over 14
Among those projects are $9
million worth of extensions of
sewer lines beyond the city lim-
its, into the unincorporated areas
of Hickory Avenue, Valparaiso
Boulevard, Redwood Avenue,
Country Club Estates and Rocky
Bayou Estates. Those projects are

targeted to start between 2014
and 2023 and are designed to
serve at least 1,065 new cus-
Many, if not most, of the new
customers will have to pay thou-
sands of dollars to hook up to the
new lines and abandon their sep-
tic tanks.
As sewer mains are extended
to these neighborhoods, house-
holds will be required by state
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fees. Their existing septic tanks
will have to be abandoned.
Many if not most of these
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Beacon Staff Writer
Construction is scheduled to
begin this week on a $133,000
sidewalk project along state
Route 285 (North Partin Drive) in
The three-month, 0.8-mile
project, said the Florida
Department of Transportation,
consists of constructing a five-
foot-wide concrete sidewalk
along the east side of Route 285
from Adams Street to College
The new sidewalk will run

Photo, A-7.

past Rocky Bayou Christian
School, the Swift Creek subdivi-
sion, and Rocky Bayou Baptist
Church, among other properties.
There is already a sidewalk on
North Partin Drive from John
Sims Parkway to Adams Street.
When the project is completed,
pedestrians will be able to use a
sidewalk along North Partin all
the way from John Sims north to
College Boulevard.

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By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Northwest Florida business
and political leaders discussed
the state of the national econ-
omy, how it will affect
Northwest Florida, and what
to do about it, during the 13th
annual economic symposium
sponsored by Gulf Power last

and beach resort contrasted
with the bleak statistics of
unemployment and stagnant
economic growth discussed
during some of the presenta-
tions, but there was also much
optimism expressed during
the symposium, and several
economic experts predicted
that recovery has already



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More on these and
other events, CALEN-
DAR, B-3

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By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Alcohol was involved in an
early-morning crash on Okaloosa
when a car ,
driven by a
Valparaiso [ & i
man rear-
ended anoth- -
er car on
Highway 98,
killing the
other driver.
according to Mr .Prz
the Florida Highway Patrol.
Stephen C. Powers, 49, of Fort
Walton Beach, died after the 1994


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Sand, soft drinks, and a song
sng in tte summerosuf hie
enjoy the Labor Day weekend
at Lincoln Park in Valparaiso.

Beacon photo by Mike Griffith

Niceville plans

to extend its

SOeI'r mInS

into county

NVew sidewalks

set for SR 285

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COunty population falls


also down
By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Bleeding fmom recession and
military drawdowns, Okaloosa
County's population has
declined for the first time in at
least a decade, according to
University of Florida

Bay counties, only Okaloosa
County, down 0.7 percent to
196,234, showed a population
decline for the 12 months ended
April 1, according to figures
released last week by the univer-
sity's Bureau of Economic and
Business Research. Elsewhere
in the Florida Panhandle, Bay,
Walton, Santa Rosa and
Escambia counties posted small

Two arrested

in fatal crash

Page A-2

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

POpu lat ion trends
Locality 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Cinco Bayou. .............._.....361 ....._.......382....._.......381 ....._.......374....._.......374
Crestview .............._.....18,389.......1 9,494........21,149 ........21,215 ........20,693
Destin .......__ .....12,071 ........12,098 ........12,225 ........12,225 ........12,239
Ft. Walton Beach........20,735 ........20,882 ........21,008 ........20,918 ........20,675
Laurel Hill ................... ......590 .............581 .............631 .............615 .............616
Mary Esther. .................4,207.........4,264.........4,285..._......4,1 00..........4,080
Niceville..............._._. ...13,019_......1 3,221.......13,272 ........13,364 ........13,294
Shalimar ........._...............727 .............730 .............728 .............720 .............720
Valparaiso ........._..........6,486........6,537..._......6,562.........6,540.........6,424
Unincorporated ..........112,354 ......114,483_.....116,299.....11 7,526 ......117,119
Total Okaloosa..........1 88,939......192,672 ......196,540......197,597.....1 96,234
Source: University of Florida estimates

From page A-1
decline means fewer people are
spending and building homes, he
Both Niceville the county's
third-largest city, and Valparaiso,
sixth largest, declined in estimated
population in the past year,
according to the new UF data.
Niceville lost an estimated 70 res-
idents, dropping 0.5 percent to
13,294. Valparaiso lost an estimat-
ed 116 people, shrinking 1.8 per-
cent to 6,424.
Crestview, the county's biggest
city, and Fort Walton Beach, run-
ner-up, fell 2.5 percent and 1.2
percent, respectively.
Unincorporated areas, which
account for more than half the
county's population, fell 0.35 per-
cent, according to the University
of Florida.
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in Okaloosa County were Destin,
with a gain of 14 residents, and
tiny Laurel Hill, up one.
Niceville City Clerk Dan
Doucet and Okaloosa County
Finance Director Gary Stanford
said that a drop in population
means that state gas-tax revenues
and other tax revenues the state
shares with local governments will
shrink. State revenues were
already down this year due to the
state's current economic slow-
Florida's tax system is largely
based on population growth, said
Rick Harper, an economist with
the University of West Florida's
Haas Business Center. In a state
with no personal income tax, state
and local government revenue is
derived in large part from sales
taxes and taxes on real estate trans-
actions, he said. Lately, there have
been fewer sales, to tax, crimping
state and local budgets, Harper

The good news, said Goetsch is
that the population decline in
Okaloosa County is different from
that suffered elsewhere. "Ours is a
temporary decline due to the 33rd
Fighter Wing departure," from
Eglin Air Force Base, he said.
"We're in a trough right now,"
between the departure of the
33rd's departure from Eglin and
the arrival of the Army's 7th
Special Forces Group and the new
F-35 training wing that will
replace the 33rd.
The turnaround for Okaloosa
County won't happen for more
than a year, said Goetsch, with F-
35s slated to begin arriving next
year and the bulki of the 2,200
Army Special Forces soldiers
coming to Eglin from North
Carolina in 2011.
Meantime, te rduced popula-
tion means fewer groceries and
less gasoline will be sold, and

fewer homes be built, Goetsch
pointed out. The impact will also
be felt in fewer students at some
schools already struggling with
declining enrollments, he said.
There's a single elementary school
on Eglin now, where not long ago
there were two, he said.
Enrollments at Lewis Middle

School, Valparaiso, will also feel
the decline in military presence, he
Harper said that U.S. Census
Bureau estimates indicate that
Okaloosa County's population
peaked in 2005 at 183,259 and has
declined every year through 2008,
at 179,693.

Statewide the population
decline stems from the current
national housing cnrnch, which
means fewer northern retirees can
sell their homes and move to
Florida, Goetsch said. He said the
skyrocketing cost of home insur-
ance in Florida compounds the

those one-time fees range from
$500 to $5,830, depending on
the age and location of the
house. According to the
Niceville Building Inspector's
office, the lower rates are
charged primarily if a house was
built in the 1960s and there was
no sewer service available at the
time. New homes will be
charged the highest figure.
Monthly fees and taxes will be
charged thereafter, depending
on usage.
"Several years ago, we
directed Polyengineering (the
city's engineering consultant) to
do preliminary engineering for
providing sewer service to unin-
corporated areas," said city
Public Works Director Bruce
But, he added, when
Niceville brought within its
jurisdiction the county sewer
system in areas outside the city

limits, it honored prepaid tap-
ins. Customers who had already
paid the county will not be obli-
gated to pay the city a tap-in fee.
Those customers would have
paid up front to have the county
sewer system hooked into their
homes. But when the city
acquired sewer rights from the
county in 1996, the lines were
not completed, said City Clerk
Dan Doucet. He stressed that
that arrangement is only possi-
ble outside of city limits.
When a sewer main is added
to a neighborhood, residents are
sent a letter detailing their obli-
gation to tap in. State law gives
them a year to pay up and hook
up, Doucet said. If they fail to
do so, they are charged monthly
sewer fees just as if they had
tapped in.
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Camarda, the passenger,
was charged with leaving the
scene of a fatal crash and with
failure to render aid.
report gave
the follow-
in g

2:55 a.m. ,
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of Highway 98, about one
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Powers' car from the rear.
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By Stacie Mlorgan
Beacon Staff Writer
A proposed townhome proj-
ect, off Bullock Boulevard and
Richgrove Lane, Niceville, is
scheduled to come up for discus-
sion again at today's Okaloosa
County Board of Adjustments
meeting, at 1:30 p.m. at the
county Water and Sewer
Administration Complex, Lewis
Tu-e Boulevard, Fort Walton
Previously on the board's
agenda for its July 8 meeting,
the item was tabled until today
due to lack of information from
the county attorney regarding
the property owner's request for
a right-of-way variance, said
Elliot Kempert, Okaloosa
County Growth Management
Property owner Randall
Skinner, of D&R Developments,
applied for the variance in 2006.
The county requires that such
projects be built on streets that
have no less than 50 feet of right
of way. Bullock has a right of
way of just 33 feet, and
Richgrove Lane 42 feet. The

variance request was denied.
According to Mike Chesser,
attorney for D&R
Developments, part of the road
easement is owned by the city of
Niceville, rendering Skinner
unable to build. Skinner brought
suit against the county for
amending the Land
Development Code to impose
the restriction in 2005, after he
purchase dthe prop rte oThecsuit

acknowledged the Niceville
easement ownership and
allowed for it as part of the right
of way. The amended code did
not recognize the easement.
"It's a violation of rights of
any owner for the county to pass
an ordinance that has a retroac-
tive effect," said Chesser. "I'd
like to think the county under-
stands this was unfair."
The property is currently
zoned Residential Urban Duplex
District and the future land use
map designation is Medium
Density Residential. The proper-
ty is about 1.53 acres.
Skinner could not be reached
for comment.

By Stacie Mlorgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Okaloosa County public
schoolteachers were allowed to
show their students President
Barack Obama's nationwide
speech to schoolchildren Tuesday.
Okaloosa students whose par-
ents objected to the speech were
allowed to skip it, however,
Students not viewing the address
were given something else to work
The president's speech spot-
lighted the importance of good
behavior, dedication and hard
work to success in school. Obama
also said he was "working hard to
fix up your classrooms and get
you the books, equipment and
computers you need to learn."
Nationwide, many parents and
students welcomed the address as
a valuable lesson, particularly for
youngsters having trouble in
school. Others denounced the

befoean ih rss oadsetan i
According to Superintendent

of Schools Alexis Tibbetts, a note
was sent home from each school
last week giving parents the option
of allowing their child to watch the
live feed, assuming the teacher
planned to show it. Teachers
could decide if the discourse was
appropriate to lesson plans and
whether to include it in the day's
If parents sent the "opt-out
form" back to the school, then
substitute assignments were given
to students wcho went to media
centers or other classrooms to
complete them.
"The speech from the president
of the U.S. will be carried live on
C-SPAN and the instructional TV
network," said Tibbetts. "It will
automatically be in our schools.
Teachers have the academic free-
dom to use instructional TV as a
teaching tool in their classrooms if
it is appropriate to the lesson
plans, benchmarks and standards."
VMMik oFanetaseki, pin idpal o
were given the direction at district
level to send a note home. Parents

were given the option whether or
not they wanted their child to see
it. Some parents said, 'Please have
my child see
it,' some
said, 'No,
my child
doesn't need
to see it.' We
had one par-
ent who
wanted to
come in and
watch it withBackO ma
their child."
Said Lewis Middle School
Principal Billy Mikel: "That's
everybody's choice. That's what
America is all about, the freedom
to choose."
Due to many students and fac-
ulty at Niceville High School
being on a bus from a football
game in Tallahassee Thursday,
when notice was given, the school

was unable to get its opt-out forms
to students and parents in time to
assure a return response by air
time. NHS Principal Linda Smith
said the speech would be taped,
and the tapes provided to teachers
for later showing under the same
guidelines applying to the other
"Once we've had time to get
permission forms in and if teach-
ers determine the speech matches
the benchmarks of their course,"
then the tapes can be shown, said
In the Twin Cities area, only
Rocky Bayou Christian School, a
private school, said it would not
show the presidential speech to its
"We will not use class time for
that purpose," said RBCS
Superintendent Robert Grete. "We
have curriculum to teach, and this
does not fit."

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Ford, pushing the Ford off the
roa ret th vunorth shoulder,
After the impact, Perez's
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across both westbound lanes
of Highway 98. Perez and
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to be apprehended a short time
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By Will Brown
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It's only fitting a game
between Lincoln High
and Niceville High, two
of the top teams in Class
4A football, decided their
first game of the 2009
season in the fourth quar-
Kody Williams inter-
cepted Lincoln's Evan
Brigman with less than
three minutes remaining
to seal a 41-34 victory for

cool's "td t spo s sh
sion leads-Niceville in
the second quarter,
Lincoln in the third--but
the game was decided in a
fourth quarter, where the
two teams combined for

28 points.
Brigman's interception
sullied what was a stellar
night for the senior signal-
caller. Before the decisive
drive he had thrown for
348 yards, tossed four
touchdowns, completed
75 percent of his passes
and not turned the ball
"I did anticipate a
high-scoring game and it
was going to be a case of
which defense came up
east, sai hL nca kn ri
"They had a big intercep-
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Third -ran ked
Niceville, led by
Oklahoma commitment

Roy Finch, had 564 yards
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With an array of sen-
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the momentum with 21
fourth-quarter points.
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Niceville head coach John
Hicks said was vital in the
"This group, I saw a lot

scon 1 fd ot of the ,
Hicks said. "They have
been through a lot of wars
and that showed in the
second half "
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Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson

Ruckel tops Lewis
Falcon Tyre MlcCants leaps in a successful effort to block
an extra point attempt by Ram Lucas Vandecar during
Thursday's game between Lewis and Ruckel middle
schools. Holding the ball was Cary Elliott. Ruckel won the
game, 39-20.

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If you're looking for good food
served by friendly people in a his-
toric, scenic waterfront setting,
the Bayou Blues restaurant on
Niceville's Bayshore Drive is for
lkEntering the I ttn rstaaureaa is
time in Niceville's history, when
fishing, shrimping and turpentin-
ing were the staples of the local
economy and Niceville was a
sleepy little village surrounded by
water and forest.
"In the 1930s, the building was
originally the Minger Brothers' Bar
and Grill," said Ken Francis, who
owns Bayou Blues with his wife,
Debra Kennedy, and business
partner Joey Taylor. "In those
days, Bayshore Drive was
Niceville's main street, before
John Sims Parkway became the
center of commerce. Later, the
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Today, said Ken, Bayou Blues
is helping revitalize Niceville's his-
toric waterfront. "We offer a full
lunch and dinner menu, in a
friendly pub atmosphere for local
residents and visitors alike. It's
the sort of place where you can
feel comfortable whether you're
wearing a suit and tie or shorts

in the casual, family-friendly atmos-

Andy Durand. On Thursdays,
there is "Open Mic Night," when
amateurs or aspiring profession-
als get their chance to impress
the audience.
The restaurant also features a
banquet room for larger gather-
ings (reservations required).
"We may also have some com-
edy nights in the future," said
Other plans, he said, include
building a dock across the street
from the restaurant, to encourage
local boaters to stop by for lunch
or dinner after a day on the water,
and for fishermen to bring their
catch to be prepared and served
just the way they like it. "We may
add an oyster bar, and even brew
our own brand of beer," he added.
Bayou Blues is at 314
Bayshore Drive in Niceville. For
information call 279-4806.
The key to Bayou Blues' suc-
cess, Ken said, is that, "We offer
the tastiest seafood, steaks and
entertainment on the bayou!"

and a T-shirt--where you can
walk in as a stranger, and walk

out as part of the family."
Before or after your meal you
can stroll along Niceville's water-
front, where you can watch boats
come and go, and view spectacu-
lar sunsets over the bayou.
"We strive for top quality food,
and excellent service," Ken said.
"Our lunch menu is designed for
today's economy, offering catfish,
chicken, and burgers, at prices
competitive with fast-food places,
but in a casual, friendly atmos-
phere. A special children's menu
includes such favorites as chick-
en fingers, corn dog bites, and a
4-ounce burger."
The menu includes appetizers
and soups, followed by entrees
ranging from fresh, locally caught
seafood to juicy steaks and filets
cooked to your taste by Bayou
Blues chefs Scott and Jake.
Entertainment is provided
many evenings by top quality
musicians from throughout the
Gulf Coast, including Amy Hart,
and former Iron Butterfly member


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phere of Bayou Blues waterfront restaurant in Niceville.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Ladies Golf Association
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Sept. 1
First flight: 1st, Carol Elliott, 2nd,
Elizabeth Sabo
Second flight: 1st, Verna Sesso,
2nd, Pat Halprin, 3rd, Barbara
Third flight: 1st, Rosemary
Monahan, 2nd, Judy Haugen, 3rd,
Judy Andrle
Fourth flight: 1st, Janet Kouris,
2nd (tie), Connie Ryan, Gloria Hall
Fifth flight: 1st, Carole Campis,
2nd (tie), Rae Grimmig, Vicki
Chip-ins: Holes #7 & 18, Brenda
Holes #8 & 13, Sue Tarkin
Hole #13, Marilyn Reisenwitz,
Tish Gauthier
Hole #16, Sue Belli, Janet Kouris

Staff Reports
Rocky Bayou Christian lost its
opening game to visiting
Mississippi team Copiah
Academy, 41-6, Friday night.
The result was never in doubt
as Copiah, which has won three
Mississippi state titles, ran the
opening kickoff into the end zone
and had put 21 points on the board
within the first seven minutes.
The Knights were led by
James Waldron, who had nine
tackles, led the Knights in rushing
with 56 yards and scored their
lone touchdown late in the fourth
quarter. Copiah, meanwhile, dom-
inated with 358 yards gained,
including 279 in the first half
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Rocky Ba you held to points, Br ri
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Colonels who, with 11 seniors
starting, seemed to be able to do
no wrong.
Rocky Bayou coach John
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"We play a schedule loaded
with talent and are in the toughest
IB district in the state," he said.
"We'll have to improve to be able
to compete, and with so few jun-
iors and seniors out this year, we'll
be relying on our sophomores to
carry most of the load."
The Knights host Peniel
Baptist this Friday at Destin
Middle School in Peniel's first-
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Christian School foot-
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dropped their season
opener, 41-6.
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1 Structl~- a Emergency M~la I all
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O False Alarms 0 Hazardous Conditions

Location Situation Date Time
Reeves Street .. .. .. . .Structure fire .. .. .. .. ..8/31/09 .. .. ..13:04
Juniper Avenue .. .. .. .. ..Medical .. .. . . ... .8/31/09 .. . .. .14:58
47th Street .. .. .. .. .. .. .Medical .. .. .. .. .... .9/1/09 .. .. .. ..22:12
N. PartinDrive............ Medical .........._....9/2109........ .09:47
E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Medical .. .. .. .. . .. .9/2109 .. .. .. ..13:50
E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Vehicle accident .. .. ..9/2109 .. .. .. ..16:20
27th Street .. .. .. .. .. .. .Medical .. .. .. .. .. .. .9/3/09 .. .. .. ..08:59
BayShore Drive .. .. .. .. ..Medical .. .. . . ... .9/3/09 .. .. .. ..09:49
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Valparaiso Volunteer
The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during
the month of August 2009.
Location Situation Date Time
Government Avenue .. ..OD/poisoning .. .. . . .. .8/1/09 .. . .23:01
Gregory Avenue .. .. .. .Chest pain .. . . . ..... .8/3/09 .. .. .18:06
Valparaiso Parkwnay .. ..Breathing problem. .. .. .. .. .8/4/09 .. ..08:01
S. John Sims Parkway . ..Structure fire .. .. . . ... .8/4/09 .. ..18:37
Edge Avenue .. .. .. .. .Breathing problem .. .. .. .. .8/4/09 .. .. .19:37
Muskegon Avenue .. .. .Breathing problem .. .. .. .. .8/5/09 .. .. .15:32
N. Bayshore Drive .. .. ..Unconscious .. .. .. .. .... .8/6/09 .. ..07:43
Okaloosa Avenue .. .. .. .Chest pain .. .. .. .. .. ..... .8/6/09 .. .. .23:39
Mi ssipAveu ....Fall .......... .8/8/09.. .23:29
Ba sh rp Drlicueeille .Structure fire/auton atc aid .. 8/12/09 .. 14:39
Valparaiso Parkwnay .. ..Seizures .. .. . . . ... .8/13/09 .. ..10:00
Glen Avenue .. .. .. . .Seizures . . . . .. .. .8/16/09 . .. .21:10
Anrew Air ue ....Powe lin s down .....81/9...63

James Avenue .. .. .. ..Assault . . . . .. ... .8/20/09 .. ..00:42
Valparaiso Parkwnay .. ..Trauma .. . . . ....... .8/20/09 .. ..01:42
Hidden Cove .......Chest pain ....._ 8/21/09 .. 21:22
Kelly Way . .... .CVA/stroke ....... 8/22/09 ..00:48
Andrew Avenue .. .. .. ..Hemorrhage .. .. . . ... .8/22/09 .. ..12:44

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can't do this, I am home." Riola
was aso given warnings f run-
ning a stop sign and having an
expired tag.
William Bamnett Homsby, 26,
of 105 21st St., Niceville, waS
arrested by Niceville police Aug.
31 for battery, domestic violence.
* *
Brandon Casey Corbitt, 20, of
408 McEwen Drive, Niceville'
was arrested by sheriff's deputies
Aug. 25 on a Santa Rosa County
warrant fo~r an unspecified offense.
a 4 4
Barry Hulon Tolbert, unem-
ployed, 36, of 421 Bullock Blvd.,
Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Aug. 24 on three counts
of battery, domestic violence, with
prior conviction and one count of
felony battery. Deputies were
called to Tolbert's residence for
alleged battery incidents April 8
and 11, July 29 and Aug. 12, and
each time left the scene on foot,
avoiding contact with responding
law enforcement officers.
* *
Christopher Owen Beck, 20, of
537 Hickory Ave., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug.
20 for violation of probation on
the original misdemeanor charges
of underage possession of alcohol
and retail theft.
* *
Angela Dawn Hadden, unem-
ployed, 31, of 500 Kelly Mill
Road, Valparaiso, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies Aug. 31 for vio-
lation of probation on an original
misdemeanor charge.
* *
Stephanie Diane Myers, unem-
ployed, 24, of 1086 Forrest Lake
Terrace, Niceville, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies Aug. 31 for
fraudulent use of a credit card,
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reported that Myers had stolen her
credit card and used it several
times in August 2006 to charge
clothing and meals that totaled
more than $972.
* *
Jennifer Lynn Mask, a restau-
rant server, 36, of 1415 23rd St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Aug. 26 for violation of
probation on the original charge of
neglect, child abuse.
* *
Jeffery Jay Osbomne, 22, of
1533 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville,
was arrested by sheriff's deputies
Aug. 26 for violation of probation
on original charges of DUI and
violation of driver's license restric-
Sean William Haynes, a tree
service specialist, 21, of 616

Gingko Ave., Niceville, waS
arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug.
29 for burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling and grand theft. The vic-
tim arrived at the victim's resi-
dence in the 1000 block of E. 48th
Street and saw Haynes, whom she
knows, walking away from her
mobile home with her purse.
Haynes allegedly fled on foot
around a trailer and jumped a
fence. The victim discovered the
back window of her residence had
been kicked out. The purse was
found in a yard directly behind
Haynes' residence. The victim
said $600 cash and a $395 money
order were missing from the
purse. Haynes denied any
involvement in the theft.
* *
Daniel Lynn Sparks, 27, of 108
Don Bishop Road, Santa Rosa
Beach, was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Aug. 23 for failure to
redeliver hired or leased property,
under $300, belonging to a
Niceville business, 4510 E.
Highway 20.
* *
Colten Daniel Griffin, a restau-
rant host, 18, of 324 Ohio Ave.,
Valparaiso, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Aug. 28 for burglary
to a conveyance, criminal mischief
and larceny over $300. On Feb.
11 Griffin is alleged to have bro-
ken the window on a truck,
entered the vehicle and stole cash
and a pair of sunglasses.
* *
Brenton Corey Mucklow, 25,
of 443 Olde Post Road, Niceville,
was arrested by sheriff's deputies
Aug. 17 for battery.
* *
Troy Alexander Sheffield, 18,
of 600 Red Oak Drive, Apt. 7,
Gulfport, Miss., was arrested by
Niceville police, subsequent to a
traffic stop for driving 54 mph in a
35 mph zone Aug. 31, for posses-

sion of a controlled substance
without a prescription,
DUI arrestS
Willa Lankford Ballantyne, a
sales person, 48, of 3004 Blue
Pine Lane, Niceville, was arrested
by Niceville police for DUI, sub-
sequent to a single-vehicle acci-
dent that caused an estimated
$5,500 damage but no injuries, on
Hi hway 20, about 75 f etaeast o

n~.c Halatne was asouanest d

harm due to the fact that an 8-year-
old girl was a passenger,
Ballantyne was also cited for fail-
ure to use due care.
A Niceville resident from the
600 block of Rosewood Way
reported Aug. 18 that someone
had used his name, address and
Social Security number to open a
cell phone service account. The
victim became aware of the identi-
ty theft when the phone company
called to confirm the purchase.
A Niceville man from the 600
block of Nelson Point Road
reported that someone else had
used his Social Security number to
gain employment at a Florida
business. The fraud was detected
when a legal service the victim
was using for other legal matters
ran an employment history on the
* *
A Niceville resident from the

1100 block of Pin Oak Circle
reported that unlalown persons)
entered her unlocked car some-
time overnight, Aug. 26-27 and
stole a $500 camcorder, $100
worth of photographic accessories
and a $150 digital camera.
A Niceville resident from the
200 block of Deer Street reported
that unknown persons) stole an
unlocked, $600 mountain bike
sometune overnight Aug. 24-25
from the front of the home.
** *
A Niceville resident reported
that unlalown persons) stole her
purse from her vehicle while it
was parked in the 300 block of
Reeves Street Aug. 27. The win-
dow had been down when the theft
occurred. The victim reported her
wallet contained two AIM cards,
$20 cash and various IDs, includ-
ing the victim's Social Security
** *
A cell phone services store,
4576 E. Highway 20, Niceville,
reported that someone had stolen a
$500 Blackberry Storm from a
display inside the store, Aug. 25.
** *
A Niceville real estate broker
reported to sheriff's deputies Aug.
28 that one of his rental properties
had fraudulently been listed on-
line, on Craig's List, at a lower
rental rate. An e-mail address had
also been added to the page, and
the victim responded to that e-mail
address as if he was a potential
client. An individual responded
back by e-mail, claiming that he
was in Africa and stated that once
the first month's rent and security
deposit was sent to a Westemn
Union account, the keys and rental
agreement would be sent to the
'renter" by mail. The e-mail
response from the suspect includ-
ed an e-mail address and phone
numbers that came back to a loca-
tion in Africa. The victim contact-
ed Craig's List and had the fraud-
ulent ad removed.
Criminal Mlischief
A construction contractor
reported that sometime Aug. 14-
18 unlalown persons) broke out
the front window of a crane that
was located at a construction site,
on the comer of 11th Street and
Pine Avenue, Niceville, Two oil
dipsticks were also removed from
the exposed engine. Damage was
estimated at under $100.

A Niceville r sident from the
500 block of Hehns Street report-
ed Aug. 30 that unlalown per-
sonts) had sprayed a vehicle with
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A Niceville resident from the
1000 block of Juniper Avenue
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Shana Alane Glasgow, an inde-
pendent auditor, 37, of 1691
Bretton Cove, Niceville, was
arrested by Valparaiso police Aug.
27 for trespass in an occupied
structure and criminal mischief,
more than $200, less than $1,000.
After an altercation in which the
victim had asked her to leave a res-
idence in the 200 block of
Okaloosa Avenue, Glasgow
allegedly became angry and
returned to the residence, kicked
in the door and re-entered the res-
idence a second time.
MayElizabeth Maynard, 71
no address listed, was arrested by
Niceville police Aug. 20 for one
count of grand theft, over $300,
and six counts of uttering a forged
instrument. Maynard is alleged to
have cashed six fraudulent
"starter" checks of a former
employer starting one day after
Maynard's employment with the
employer ended, Dec. 18, 2007.
The last fraudulent check was
allegedly passed Jan. 30, 2008.
* *
Nichole Marie Riola, a painter,
30, of 207 Deer St., Niceville, was
arrested by Niceville police Aug.
29 for resisting an officer without
violence, driving while license
suspended, knowingly, and
attempting to flee/elude police.
Police attempted to do a traffic
stop on Riola after noticing that
the vehicle she was operating on
John Sims Parkway had an inoper-
ative headlight.
Despite the police use of lights
and siren, Riola continued driving,
ran a stop sign, arrived at her own
home, exited the vehicle and ran
toward the front door while ignor-
ing the officer's orders to stop. As
police placed her in handcuffs
Riola allegedly kept yelling, "You

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having to work as greeters at
Finkle said Florida's 10.5 per-
cent unemployment rate is the
state's highest since 1975 and one
of the highest in the nation. One of
every 33 homes in Florida has
been foreclosed, he added, and
empty shopping centers are
becoming a blight in many com-
munities. He said America needs a
"fair playing field," to compete
with other nations that exploit
workers in sweat shop conditions
to manufacture goods more cheap-
ly than can be done in America,
where workers are protected by
health and safety regulations and
paid living wages.
Finkle was optimistic about the
$787 billion federal economic
stimulus program signed by
President Obama in February,
however. He said most of the stim-
ulus money has not yet been spent,
but about 75 percent of it will be
during the next 18 months, with
91 percent entering the economy
by the end of 2011. He said this
money will help "tjumpstart" the
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2010. We should take it other people's battles. "
by force that's where
a lot of the terrorists
are. "

Michael Serriera, 15,
Fort Walton Beach,
Choctaw High School student

Hannah Romualdo, 16,
Niceville High School

Nancy Miller, 60,

Jaime Nyman, 20,

Darr// Moroy, 33,

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Northwest Florida, with military
construction money flowing into
the area to support the 7th Special
Forces Group and the Joint Strike
Fighter training wing at Eglin Air
Force Base. Hce said the area will
soon receive $1 million for a vet-
eran's education program at the
University of West Florida,
However, Miller warned
against what he called the "taxing
and spending spree" and the pro-
posed "cap and trade" nt s, leg-
islation of the Obama administra-
tion, saying they will harm the
economy in the long run. He
spoke via a video connection, say-
ing he was stuck in Washington
"Il.ur.hing the 1,018 pages" of
President Obama's proposed
health care refonn bill, which
Miller opposes.
U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, Dist. 2,
also spoke by video, saying much
of the stimulus program will take
effect in the last half of this year.
Boyd, who said he is a fiscally
conservative "blue dog"
Democrat, said he and other blue
dogs will oppose President
Obama's health care plan until it is
modified to reduce costs and
ensure patient choices. Boyd said
he favors a "pay as you go" policy
ao fee at tpnd rate ittan
Rick Harper, director of the
Haas Center at the University of
West Florida, predicted that, "This
quarter will mark the end of the

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"tepid," but that the economy will
recover. He said part of the cause
of the current recession was that,
"During the Sixties through
Eighties, wages lagged, but we put
our spouses to work to maintain
our lifestyles." In later years, he
said, Americans borrowed against
home equity to maintain our
lifestyles. Finally, we ran out of
equity and the bubble burst, he
Regarding federal stimulus
spending, said Harper, much
depends on whether Congress will
spend the money efficiently, on
projects that will really help the
economy, or spend on pet projects
aimed to please local constituents
and political campaign supporters.
To help Florida's economy,
Harper said, the state should create
business incentives to attract new
industry, and should modify its tax
structure. Florida's "Save Our
Homes" law to protect homeown-
ers against rising property taxes,
he said, should be called the
"Destroy Our Businesses" law,
because it protects established res-
idential property only by shifting
heavy tax burdens onto commer-
cial property and new homes, pre-
venting economic growth.
Military spending in Florida

housing prices are beginning to
return to levels consistent with
nonnal long-tenn appreciation,
after recovering from the collapse

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Bense, R-Panama City, were also
among the speakers at Thursday's
symposium. Gaetz warned against
believing "those who see the econ-
omy as a force of nature that we
can do nothing about," and against
"those who believe government
creates prosperity."
Gaetz said that as a state sena-
tor, he has helped Florida get a
share of federal stimulus money,
but disapproves of some of the
more frivolous uses of such
money, such as a project to spend
$6 million in stimulus funding to
build a highway underpass for tur-
ties near Tallahassee, and said he
helped block a proposal to accept
an additional $300 million in fed-
eral money in return for requiring
Florida employers to pay for the
extension of benefits for employ-
ees who voluntarily quit their jobs
rather than having been laid off.

Gaetz said that Florida should
do all it can to bring jobs to the
Sunshine State by providing tax
breaks and other incentives to
companies that locate here, and by
providing education programs to
prepare young Floridians for high-
tech jobs in modem industries
such as aerospace, electronics, and
medical fields. Processing of
building pennits and other regula-
tory impediments to business
growth must be streamlined or
eliminated, he said.
Gaetz said he favors oil and gas
drilling in the Gulf of Mexico,
saying modem drilling technology
is now far safer and environmen-
tally friendly than in the past, but
only if such drilling does not inter-
fere with military flying missions
over the water. Florida, he said,
must be "the most military-friend-
ly state in the nation" to continue

attracting military bases and activ-
ities, along with the aerospace
industry that supports the military.
Bense agreed, saying Florida
must diversify its economy rather
than continuing to rely on tourism
and construction as economic sta-
ples. "We can no longer rely on
simply greeting people at the
Welcome Center with a cup of
orange juice and a real estate
map," he said.
Bense recommended modify-
ing Florida's Bright Futures schol-
arship program to encourage more
students to study math, science,
and tecinday.,~- \ and said that
Florida must continue to develop
its "aerospace corridor" from
Central to Northwest Florida and
other Gulf Coast states, and
should also encourage more inter-
national trade through Florida

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By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
The last F-15 Eagle of the
33rd Fighter Wing, known as the
Nomads, flew Tuesday from
Eglin Air Force Base to its final
resting place in a warplane grave-
yard in Arizona.
Leading a three-ship flight,
Nomad 1, Col. Todd Harmer, the
33rd's commander since January
2008, shortly before 8 a.m. nosed
fighter No. 2033 skyward from
Runway 12, roaring over
Choctawhatchee Bay.
They headed for Tucson,
where Harmer's 27-year-old craft
and the two others will be turned
over to the Air Force Materiel
Command's 309th Aerospace
Maintenance and Regeneration
Group, which operates "the
boneyard," a depot for old planes
to be cannibalized for pants.
"It's bittersweet knowing that
once I'm airborne, it's the end of
the Eagle's 30-year association
with the 33rd Fighter Wing, and
the ramp will sit empty until the
F-35s arrive next year," Harmer
said. "As we pass the torch from
Air Combat Command to Air
Education and Training
Command Oct. 1, every pilot
who flies the F-35 Lightning II,
whether an American or a coali-
tion partner, will carry on the
Nomad tradition."
The 33rd Fighter Wing, an air-
superiority unit of the Air
Combat Command, will be con-
vented into a training wing Oct. 1,
awaiting the scheduled 2010

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its, county properties served by
city sewer are charged a 10 per-
cent surcharge on their sewer
bills. City properties are
charged no such fee.
Doucet said the surcharge
revenue goes into the sewer
enterprise fund, which is used
to relocate and extend sewer
lines. He said the surcharge is
levied because "The city has the
expense of extending the sewer
to the unincorporated area. This
is to offset that expense."
When a main is installed on
a given street, short pipe stubs
are run to the property line. But
these side lines do not run all
the way to the home. It is the
responsibility of the homeown-
er to arrange and pay for the
final connection. A representa-
tive of Chaloupka Plumbing in
Niceville said such lines aver-
age between $10 and $20 per
foot for labor and material. So,
a 50-foot line would cost
between $500 and $1,000.
When a homeowner taps into
the sewer system, he must aban-
don his septic system, accord-
ing to the Okaloosa County
Health Department. That
requires him to apply for a per-
mit, which costs $62. Then he
must provide a site plan show-
ing the property dimensions'
including buildings, and the
Health Department must
inspect the property.
The septic tank must be
pumped out and the tank must
be crushed to the point that it
can no longer hold water, said a
Health Department spokesper-
son in the Environmental
Health Division. Then the hole
must be filled with clean soil.
According to William
Arnett, owner of Arnett Septic
in DeFuniak Springs, the aver-
age cost to pump the septic tank
out is $170, the average cost for
the clean dirt is $150, and most
septic services charge $400 for
the tractor service to crush the
If there are complications in
running the sewer line from the
house to the city system or in
abandoning the septic tank, the
costs would rise.
After all this work is com-
pleted, the homeowner who
uses an average 7,000 gallons of
water would pay a monthly
sewer rate of $54.45 at today's
rates, which will likely rise to
$57.15 in October. County cus-
tomers will pay an additional 10
percent, or $5.45 today and
$5.72 next month.

the first 59 jets at Eglin. A future
decision on basing the remaining
48 F-35s won't be made until

2011 or later.
Harmer, who has over 3,000
hours flying fighter jets, will next

head for Baghdad, where he'll be
an advisor to the Iraqi military
chief of staff.

arrival of the Air Force's newest
jet, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The fighter wing was estab-
lished during World War II as the
33rd Pursuit Group at Mitchell
Field, N.Y., and flew a variety of
aircraft over the decades. In 1965
the 33rd was activated at Eglin
Air Force Base, flying two-seat
F-4E Phantom fighter jets. It
transitioned to the single-seat F-
15 Eagles starting in 1978. The
F-15, which can fly twice the
speed of sound, was designed to
achieve air supremacy against the
best Soviet fighters in aerial com-
Participating in the U.S.
expulsion of Iraqi forces from
Kuwait in 1990-91, the 33rd's
58th Fighter Squadron became
the first Air Force unit to employ
the F-15 in combat, achieving 16
aerial "kills" against over-
matched Iraqi forces, including
the first three of the war.
After the terrorist attacks on
Sept. 11, 2001, the 33rd began
flying air cover over American
cities and such possible terrorist
targets as President George W.
Bush's Texas ranch and the space
shuttle launch site at Cape
Canaveral. Wing personnel also

deployed in support of the cur-
rent wars in Afghanistan and
With over 2,000 personnel
and more than 2,500 family
members, the 33rd Fighter Wing
was the largest associate unit sta-
tioned at Eglin.
On Oct. 1, the 33rd will offi-
cially switch from its air-superi-
ority mission under Air Combat
Command to a new job under the
Air Education and Training
Command--preparing the next
generation of airmen flying and
maintaining the F-35 Lightning

The Base Realigmnent and
Closure law of 2005 directed the
establishment of a facility at
Eglin to train F-35 pilots and
maintainers from U.S. and allied
forces. The unit was expected to
bring about 2,000 personnel to
Eglin. After the 2005 BRAC
decision, the Air Force
announced the phase-out of the
54 F-15s of the 33rd Fighter
Wing and the wing's switch to a
training role.
The 33rd training wing could
get up to 107 F-35s, although the
Air Force decision so far has
been limited to authorizing only

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The traffic signals at the
entrance to Duke Field on
State Road 85 went active
Sept. 2 after a lengthy dor-
mant period, according to
Florida Department of
Transportation officials.
They flashed for one week,
and are expected to go fully
operational today, Sept. 9.
"They did a traffic
study," said FDOT
spokesman Tommy
Speights. "That's what justi-
fied the signal. I'm pretty
sure with the timing, we'll
have to tweak it after it's
The signals were
installed in anticipation of
the beddown of about 2,200
soldiers of the Army's 7th
Special Forces Group to the
east of Highway 85 by
September 2011 and the
increased traffic that move
is expected to create.

To get the lights up
quickly, Speights said,
FDOT placed them on a
"string pole," a wire running
across the highway from
two masts. Most area lights
are on metal "mast poles,"
which are sturdier in the
face of hurricanes and tropi-
cal storms.
"Later on, we may put it
on a mast pole," he said.
"But in order to get it up
now--those mast arm poles
are really expensive--we
put it on a string pole."
Duke Field spokesman
Dan Neely said the Air
Force Reserve component
on that installation has been
warned that the signal may
cause congestion,
"We've put word out to
our folks to be prepared for
potential traffic backups and
be aware in terms of the
safety standpoint of the light
being there," he said. "We're
trying to be proactive.

Beacon photo by Stacie Morgan
A new traffic signal at the entrance to Duke Field on Highway 85 went active Sept., 2 as a flash-
ing light. It as expected to become a timed signal today.

The Northwest Florida
Symphony Orchestra (NFSO)
opens its 23rd performance
season Saturday, Sept. 26, at
7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly
Fine and Performing Arts
Center, Niceville, with a
"From Russia With Love" con-
cert, featuring Ukrainian guest
pianist Stanislay Khristenko,
the 2008 gold medal winner of
the Wideman International
Piano Competition.
A prize and diploma winner
of many international compe-
titions and festivals,
Khristenko has performed
notable concerts in Germany,
Italy, Netherlands, Norway'
Japan, Hong Kong, Russia and
the Ukraine.
Concert tickets are $22.50

each for adults and $16 for
youth age 18 and younger and
are available by phone or Web
from the box office at 729-
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The box
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of the concert for all at-the-

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There is a four ticket limit per
person for the military dis-
Khristenko joins the NFSO
in performance of
Rachmaninov's Piano
Concerto No. 3 in D minor Op.
30 a work famous for its tech-
nical and musical demands on
the performer. It also has the
reputation of being one of the
most difficult concertos to per-
form in the standard piano
The NFSO concert will also
feature the Rimsky-
Korsakov's Russian Easter
Festival Overture and
Tehaikovsky's Symphony No.
5 in E minor Op. 64.

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Scouts collect for schoolchildren
Troop 82 Junior Girl Scouts got in the Back to School mode a little early this year. To help
with the Sharing and Caring drive, they shopped early and got enough goodies to fill seven
back packs with everything needed for a student to go back to school. They also donated
additional supplies, including paper, pencils, pens, folders, crayons, markers, and lunch
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2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the
Choctaw Beach Park, State
Road 20, Choctaw Beach. The
cleanup is sponsored by Walton
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Commissioner Sara Comander
and Walton County Public
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Boosters offer savings
Niceville High School Chorus
Boosters announce the sale of the
Gulf Coast savings coupon book. The
first fundraiser for the 2009-2010
school year will help choral music stu-
dents earn funds to pay for their spring
trip to Orlando in April. The coupon
book sells for $12 and features buy-
one-get-one-free offers at many area
restaurants and eateries as well as
BOGO offers on greens fees, dolphin
cruises, mini golf, bowling and more.
You may purchase your coupon book
from any chorus member or by calling
the NHS Chorus Office, 833-4262.
Learn to square dance
The Agape Squares Square Dance
Club of Niceville ts offering an oppor-
tunity to leamn to square dance. Open
houses will take place Sept. 21, 28,
and Oct. 5. The open houses are fre
for new beginners.
Les ons Mon at

Oct. 19, at the
Niceville First
United Methodist
Church, in the Community Life
Center, and take place every Monday
evening, 6-7 p.m. Cost is $3 per per-
son per week.
Info: 897-8891.
Library photo exhibit
The Niceville Public Library is
featuring a photography exhibit by
local photographer, Opal
Westmorland now through Sept. 28.
Opal has been doing freelance pho-
tography for more than 20 years. She
is a member of The Intemnational
Library of Photography and has had
several photos published in their
books. She is also a member of The
Nature Conservancy.
Chamber Singer auditions
Okaloosa Chamber Singers, now

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Ott, outstanding harpist, will join
OCS in the performance of Janacek's
stting of "Our Father" in a progrmm

Haydn to
Gershwin .
Concert dates
have been set for
Feb. 19-21.
Rehearsals start Tuesday, Sept. 15, at
Grace Presbyterian Church in
Niceville. For further information and
to schedule an audition time call Dr.
Marilyn Overturf, director, at
Hospice garage sales

vaae aena ay oas9 a9t9yh Stn
the second and fourth weekends of the
month, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., through the end
of October. The sales will benefit its
non-funded and under-funded pro-
grams in Okaloosa and Walton coun-
ties, including bereavement services,
children's services, chaplain services
and indigent care. ..
Items on sale meclude furniture,
books, (new) Halloween costumes
(new) and Christmas decorations.
The non-profit is now seeking
garage sale donations and volunteers
to help in organizing the sale.
Info: Shelley Canales or Lill
Jennings, 729-1800.
Aglow International meets
Aglow Intemnational will meet at
9:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, at
Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip
Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, for coffee
an d f 110w hip T h e b e ing e y u r

meeting, for those
who work and
have small chil-
dren, will meet at the same location
and will begin at7 p.m. Both meetings
are free and all are welcome.
Patriot Day flag-raising
To commemorate Patriot Day on
Friday aSept. 1, Upow nSta~t hnth

Fort Walton Beach Police and Fire
Departments to hold a special Flag-
raising Ceremony at Florida's tallest

The Fort Walton Beach Police and
Fire Departments will provide their
honor guards for the ceremony.
The ceremony starts at noon.
9/11 Day of Prayer
Christians nationwide will unite
together in prayer on 9/11 at county
courthouses across all 50 states to
pray for their community and for the
sp rtua cndition of our nadionoTh s

will meet at the Shalimar Courthouse
Annex (on the grassy area) Friday,
Sept. 11, noon-1 p.m. to pray.

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will be held at the Destin United
Methodist Life Center, 200 Beach
Drive, Destin Friday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-
5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-
3 p.m. A big variety of arts and crafts
will be available for purchase by ven-
dors from all over the Southeast. A
huge bake sale and lunch will be avail-
able in the Soul Cafe. Proceeds go to
church missions and other charities.
Info: 650-5658 or fallflair@
Constitution Day event
The Fort Walton Beach Tea Party
will host a Constitution Day
Celebration Saturday, Sept. 12, at Liza
Jackson Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rick
Scott, the founder of Conservatives
for Patient Rights, will speak in the
early part of the event. Time will be
available for attendees to make
speeches about what the Constitution
means to them and how we can save
it. Petitions available at the event
include State's Rights, Term Limits,
Audit the Fed, and No Government
Bring lawn chairs, signs, and flags,
for a celebration of our country's
Founding Documents. Info: fwbtea
Dog Daze scheduled
The Greater Fort Walton Beach
Chamber of Commerce will hold Dog
Daze at Fort Walton Landing on
Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All
well-beha ed dogs over 6 months o

registration donation per dog is
requested, and registered dogs receive
a special goody bag with each dona-
Activities include doggie yoga,
agility and dog training demos and a
pet parade with the theme of "Dog
Daze of Summer." Pet owners are
encouraged to
make floats out of
Little red wagons.
oA panel of three
judges will review
the parade proces-
sion and determine the winners.
Trophies will be awarded. Pet own-
ers must pre-register for this event on-
line at .
A "Blessing of the Dogs" wiH
take place early in the day and other
eens dea nstratitons, and Ict vties
Info: 244-8191.

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Boat Race is scheduled for Sept. 12.
Registration is from 3-4 p.m. The race
begins 5 p.m. on a course outside L.J.
Schooners Oyster Bar. Entry fee: $50;
winner takes all.
For entry forms, call Bluewater

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Oyster Bar, 897-6400/897-5400.
Light of Love at NWFSC
Christian Apologetics Fellowship
and Believers Learning and Serving
Together (CAF/BLAST) will sponsor
Light of Love at Northwest Florida
State College, Friday, Sept. 11, 6:30
p.m. at the Arts Center Amphitheater.
This event is free and open to the pub-
lc er i rMc~w ih d Imuswical

appear. McDowell, mentored by his
father, Josh McDowell, is a Christian
apologist and holds a double master's
degree in 1.e..1.. and philosophy
from Talbot Theological Seminary.
Mullet Festival Pageant
The annual Mullet Festival
Pageant will be held Saturday, Sept.
12, at Niceville High School.
Info: 682-0031, 682-2175 or 682-
6129 or Web site
'Growing and Showing'
The first meeting of the "Growing
and Showing" monthly program
sponsored by Valparaiso Library and
Valparaiso Garden Club will be held
Monday, Sept. 14, 9-11 a.m.
This month's program will be

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"Cellular Evolution: Tracing Our
Cellular Lineage" Sept. 18 with Dr.
Darryl Ritter, a professor of biology
and division director of Natural
Sciences at NWFSC. The regular
seminars are held on the third Friday
of the month, 11 a.m.-noon on the
NWFSC Niceville Campus. All
Science Friday seminars are free and
open to the public.
Info: 729-5376.
Girls book club resumes
The American Girls Book Club
will begin again with a new mystery
spin at Niceville Public Library,
Satualay, Sept. 19 10 a.m.-noon. The

each month on the
third Saturday to
discuss a "History
Mystery" selec-
tion featuring
favorite American Girl characters.
Girls ages 7-13 can sign up in Youth
Services in the library or call 729-
4554 for more information.
September's book is "The Runaway
Friend: A Kirsten Mystery" by
Kathleen Emnst. The program is free
and books are available for check out.
Chamber breakfast set
The Niceville Valparaiso Chamber
of Commerce will hold its Second
Wednesday Breakfast Sept. 9 at the
Niceville Community Center, 204 N.
Partin Drive. The
event begins at
7:15 a.m. with
coffee and cno

lowet by brea
This month's sponsor is The Manor at
Bluewater Bay. Chamber members,
their guests, and prospective members
are invited to attend.
Officers' wives to meet
The NW Retired Officers Wives
Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 17,
at the Eglin Officers Club. Social will
begin at 11 a.m. and lunch will be
served at 11:30 am. The program wil
be Jeffrey Rink from the Northwest
Florida Symphony Orchestra.
Reservations: 609-8075 by Sept. 10.
Library book sale
The Friends of the Niceville

Library invite you to attend their
annual book sale in the Niceville
Community Center; 204 N. Partin
Drive (next door to the library).
On Friday, Sept. 18, 4-6 p.m., a
presale will be offered only for mem-
bers of Friends of the Niceville
Library. Non-members may join at the
door that day.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m.-
2 p.m., the sale will be open to the
public. Baked goods will also be on
Proceeds benefit the Niceville
Public Library.
Info: 729-4090.
Buy the Bayou auction
The 10th annual Buy the Bayou
auction, presented by the Niceville
Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce,
will be held Friday, Sept. 18. This
event will include a silent auction, a
live auction, food, drinks, and enter-
tainment. It will be held at the Rocky
Bayou Country Club beginning at 6
p.m. Tickets are available at the
Chamber office for $10.
Meet Annie's 'Sandy'
Meet "Sandy" from the national
Broadway tour of "Annie," Saturday,
Sept. 19, 1 p.m., at the Fort Walton
Beach Library. The program is free
and open to the public. Parents must
remain for the entire program. Info:

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design basics that will help potential
floral design exhibitors know what to
expect in a standard flower show.
Classes are taught by accredited
flower show judges and NGC flower
show school instructors. Program is
free and all are welcome.
All programs will be held in the
George W. Mitchell Building, 459
Valparaiso Pkwy. Valparaiso. Info:
Braille transcription class
The Northwest Florida
Visionnaires will offer a course to
learn to transcribe textbooks into
Braille for blind students Monday,
Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, in the
Comnt Life Center at the First
UnmmumtMethodist Church of
Niceville. The class meets each
Monday, except holidays, through
April. No experience in Braille is
required, but you must have a com-

putfo: Bettie Downing, 897-3383.
Evolution discussion
The Mattie Kelly Cultural and
Environmental Institute at Northwest
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Sept. 28.

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showdown in the Niceville High
School stadium. Tickets are $1,
and all proceeds go to the Senior
Class of 2010. Both teams are
supported by all-male cheerlead-
ing squads, coached by the NHS
varsity cheerleaders. The gate
opens at 5:30 p.m. and game
starts at 6.

E-mail items to

Navy Seaman Shane A.
Harris, son of Michael E.
Harris of Valparaiso and Dawn
M. Bybee of Pensacola,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training and was merito-
riously promoted to his current
rank at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Harris completed a vari-
ety of training, including
classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival, and ship-
board and aircraft safety. An
emphasis was also placed on
physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations." This
exercise gives recruits the
skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
nBattle Stations" is designed
to galvanize the basic warrior



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Sunday Momning Services
7:45 Holy Communion
10:00 Family Communion Service
Ministries provided for children,
nursery through 8th grade

Wednesday Night Student Ministry
6:30-8:00 "Encounter"
(6th-12th grade)
250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin
Church Office: 850-837-6324
"Pointing Thle Way To Jesus" S

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Holy Euc~has sd8 a~m &0:30 a.m.
Christian Education 9:15 a.m.
Men's Breakfast 6:45 a.m.
Sewing Guild 9:00 a.m.
Chapel Service 11:00 a.m.
Fellowship Dinner 5:15 p.m.
Adult, Youth 8c Children's Classes 6:00 p.m.
678-7013 200 N. Partin Drive, Niceville
(across from Ruckel Middle School)*

Niceville Church of God
Everyone Welcome.
Sunday School .. .. .. ..9:45 a.m.
Worship .............04 ~ .
Wednesday .. .. .. .. ..7:00 p.m.
~ I Ministry for ALL Ages!

Pastor Tony Taylor ~ pastor@ ncog.gccoxm ai
206 Palm Blvd N. ~ Church: 850-729-1221

Anglican Church of The Resurrecton
Love of~esurs Christ"
The Rev. Fr. Gregory Mashburn, Rector
Sunday: Holy Communlon 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
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8:00 a.m. 9:10 a.m. (Praise) -11:00 a.m.
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"Living in God's Amazing Grace!"

Lead Pastor T.J. Kollar (Engaging...God
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Morning Bible Study Mid Week
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444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822
(Located 5 Minutes from the Eglin East Gate, across from the Valparaiso City Hall)

Sundcay Ser\-ice Timies

Worship Sen ice~: 10:30 A.M. ?

Pastor: Chris Ph'illips (Gradua~te of the Miater's Seminary)

Niceville High School invites
the community to support
Homecoming events the week of
Sept. 20-26.
This year's theme, "Disney
Magic," is an opportunity for the
whole family to come out and
support NHS. The week will be
kicked off with a Hall

Decorating Contest Sunday,
Sept. 20. The decorating theme
will be "Disney Cinema."
Also that week: Monday,
Sept. 21, the annual Powder Puff
Football Game will take place.
The senior and sophomore girls
face off against the junior and
freshmen girls for a flag-football

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the
NHS Night Pep Rally, Eagle
Fantasia, will be held. All NHS
students are invited to show their
spirit for Eagles' football at this
once-in-a-lifetime event.
Students can purchase glow-in-
the-dark jewelry and glow-
sticks, and they will be dazzled

by the performances of the Eagle
Pride Pep Band, cheerleaders,
dance team, and step-team, not
to mention, plenty of fantastic
surprises. Students should bring
two canned goods for admission,
to be donated to Sharing and
Friday, Sept. 25, The

Homecoming parade and game
against Godby will be held. The
parade begins at 6 p.m. All of the
classes and clubs will march
with banners and ride on floats
to this year's parade theme
"Disney's Villains and
Princesses". Tickets to the game
are $6.

attributes of sacrifice, dedica-
tion, teamwork and endurance
in each recruit through the
practical application of basic
Navy skills and the core values
of Honor, Courage and
Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it
means to be a sailor in today's
U.S. Navy.
Harris is a 2009 graduate of
Niceville High School of
Navy Seaman Apprentice
Stephanie N. Graves, a 2006
graduate of Rocky Bayou
Christian School, Niceville,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.
Air Force Airman 1st Class
Stephanie R. Foster graduat-
ed from basic military training
at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program

that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness, and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits
toward an associate in applied
science degree through the
Community College of the Air
She is the daughter of Ruth
Foster of Persimmon Way,
Niceville, and a 2006 graduate
of Okaloosa-Walton
Collegiate High School,
John J. Graves has entered
Basic Cadet Training at the
U.S. Air Force Academy,
Colorado Springs, Colo., in
preparation to enter the first
academic year at the academy.
The six-week, two-phased ori-
entation program must be suc-
cessfully completed by the
cadets prior to entering their
freshman year. The training
prepares men and women to
meet the rigorous mental and

physical challenges experi-
enced by new cadets.
Phase one involves personal
in-processing, orientation, and
training in the fundamentals of
being a cadet. Cadet trainees
are prepared to adjust from
civilian to military life and
disciplines, and leamn proper
wear of the uniform, saluting
policies and procedures, drill
and ceremony, marching, and
living quarters standards.
During phase two, cadets
train outdoors, living in tents
while learning to function in
field conditions. Cadets apply
and practice team work, cohe-
sion and learn to deal with
physically and mentally
demanding situations. They
complete the obstacle, confi-
dence, assault, and leadership
reaction courses, and partici-
pate in a rescue mission
termed Operation Warrior.
Graves is the son of Tommy
and Lynne Graves of Regatta
Drive, Niceville, and a 2008
graduate of Pensacola
Catholic High School.



Research Archives

115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso
Tel (850) 678-2615
www. heritage-museum. org

Dear Heritage Museum,
Thank you for the Archeology homeschool day you
provided on Tuesday, June 2. My two boys had a great time
and learned a lot.
I was able to be there in the morning and I would like to
commend the gentleman who taught. He was awesome, very
knowledgeable, yet he spoke on a level the kids could
understand. And he allowed them to ask lots of questions! My
boys loved the hands on archeological dig.
My 11-year-old said that, "He should be working at the
Smithsonian Institute." We are glad he's in Valparaiso.
Lastly, as a parent, I appreciate the great value in price! We
got much more than $5 worth per person. Thanks for keeping
the cost down, too!
Appreciating you,
The Baughman Family

L~L~'ld *Bible Study -9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Worship 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Pastor's Study 5:30 p~m.

Service 11:00 a.m.
Evening Bible Study
5:00 p.m.

If you want Niceville, Valparaiso
and Bluewater Bay to know,
say it in the Beacon!

Call 678-1080 to advertise today.

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NHS plans full week for Homecoming 2009

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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sheet and to fill out an application. The
Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway,
Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East
Shopping Center across from PoFolks)

Waived Applicati
* Unfurn. Condo, 1/1
* Unfurn. House, Nic
UnfullI. Condo, 2/2
*Unfurn. MC Townhl

on Fee; Flat Rate Security Deposit.
, 1st Floor, Great Location .. ..$ 775
:eville, 3/2, 1 Car Garage .. ..$ 995
I, W/D, Family Pool Pass Incl. ..$1,285
house, 2/2.5, Waterfront, Travertine,
anite .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .$1,400
front, Utilities & WiFi Included .$ 850
, 1/1, W/D, Full Kitchen,
End Unit .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .$1,200
use, 3/2.5, Bayview, garage,
.............._ ...$1,900

Spectacular ~ iW II ~ IStainless app., Gr;
Waterfront Home. *I L~~n IFurn. Studio-Water
*Furn., Florida Club
Call Carrie & Diane for I L~~Il IUtilities Included, ~
your private showing! *. Furn., MC Townho~
Utiliies Included .

* Blue Pine Village 2/2 ... .. .. . .. .. . ..$144,900
* Bayfront Efficiency, Fully Furnished .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .$147,500
* Miller's Run, Brick Home, 3/2 .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .$225,000
* Waterfront, Marina Cove Townhome 3/2.5 .. .. .. .. .. .$249,900
* Bluewater Bay Home, 3/2.5 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..$299,999
* Sunset Beach, 3/2, Gated Comm., Golf Course .. .. .. ..$343,000

Furnished Florida
Club Condo, 1/1,
Utilities Included

1000 Sq. Ft.

500 Sq. Ft.


1484 Hickory St.
N icevilIle

Rent includes
Lawn Serviccel
MI.5 #522882

Laundry Facility
on 5*k
MLS #523188

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2008 Avalanche Z71
Off-Road Package
loaded Onstar Leather
Remote Start 5
Year/100,000 Power
mles to890 8456

parts or fix for second
car, $500, 368-1442

FRONT, 2/BR, 2/BA,
central air, washer,
dryer, MUST SEE, no
pets, $650 security
deposit, $975, 850-
960-7408. SHALl MAR,
5 minutes Eglin, 6
tmont s, furnnsdhed, ce -
ties, pool, tennis, rack-
etball, $500 security
deposit, $800, 850-

Two Bedrooms with
free water in Valp. $495
a month, $200 deposit.
678-5953, 729-5665.

Parkwood Estates, 4/2,
2172 SqFt. New appli-
ai chn, t rmiteubp ad,
blocks to BWB
Elementary, Cul de
Sac. $329,900. 850-

Casio CTK-573 elec-
tronic keyboard with
numerous features.
Includes keyboard
stand and stool.
$$175.00. Call 217-
Weslo Candence 450
Tr~eadmill. iGooddicondi-
to Dgia dsplay.
Folds for easy storage.
$50330BO. Taylor 850
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