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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 30, 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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Volume ID: VID00074
Source Institution: University of Florida
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ment's open house.
Saturday, 7-IO p.m.
The March of Dimes
wil I host a Harvest Wine
Festival and silent auction
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C |ub hou se, B |u ewate r
Bay, to benefit the charity.
Tickets are $1 5 per per-
son. Call 678-8930
Sunday, 5:I5 p.m.

Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
Ashlynn Fannin, 10, of Bluewater Bay, tried teaching some dance steps to her marionette poo-
dle at the Oktoberiest in Bluewater Bay Saturday. The annual festival of food, drink, music and
games was sponsored by the Mlid-Bay Rotary Club, which said over 5,000 attended.

(r~j Miley Cyrus has other plans

Teen star will be singing in Dallas during dad's Mullet Festival gig

By Mike Griffith
and Kenneth Books
Beacon staff
Although country singing star
Billy Ray Cyrus is coming to the
2009 Boggy Bayou Mullet festi-
val, his daughter Miley Cyrus,
also known as Hannah Montana,
is not--unless she can be in two

places at once.
A published rumor about
whether Miley would join her
father at the festival Oct. 18 may
have caused some achy-breaky
hearts among local youngsters
eager to see the teenage star.
It's unlikely that Miley Cyrus
will show up for the Mullet

Festival, despite some recent
reports to the contrary. She's
booked to perform at the
America Airlines Center in
Dallas at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18,
the same night her father is to
perform at the 33rd annual
Mullet Festival according to her
Web site and the center staff.

The confusion arose from a
joking reference made by
Niceville City Manager Lannie
Corbin at a Mullet Festival press
event Sept. 23, when he said L
rumor had it that the teen idol 4 .1
might join her father on stage.
Mliley Cyrus won't be in
Please see MILEY, page A-2 Niceville Oct. 18.


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Filtering runoff to creek

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Water quality in Turkey Creek
is expected to improve after a
new stormwater filtration system
is completed early next year,
according to Niceville Public
Works Director Bruce Price.
Bids will be opened Oct. 8 to
install the third of three filtration
systems, said Price.
The first two stormwater fil-
ters for Turkey Creek were

installed about four and a half
years ago, he said, as part of the
city's efforts to prevent flooding
and reduce pollution of local
waterways by stormwater runoff
from local roads, streets, parking
lots, and lawns.
The third and final installation
will complete a project to remove
many contaminates from rain
runoff that pours into city storm

Please see PROJECT, page A-3

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Valparaiso municipal water
and sewer customers can soon
expect higher bills.
Effective Sept. 21, the basic
water rate for residential cus-
tomers using less than 3,000 gal-
lons per month climbed from
$8.25 per month to $8.75. For
additional water consumption,
customers using between 3,000
and 8,000 gallons of water each
month will now see their addi-
tional consumption charge go
from $1.74 per thousand gallons
to $1.95, while the rate for such
customers using more than
25,000 gallons went from $2.22

to $2.70 per thousand.
Rates for customers using
amounts between those examples
were increased proportionally,
depending on customer's amount
of water consumption.
The commercial basic month-
ly charge, for using 3,000 gallons
or less each month, was raised
from $8.67 to $9.17, while the
additional consumption fee
climbed from $1.86 to $2.10 per
thousand for customers using
between 3,000 and 7,000 gallons.
Those using more than 25,000
gallons will see their rate go from
$2.57 to $3 per thousand.
Please see UTILITY, page A-7

Christian recording
arist Matth aherrwill per-

Redeemer Catholic
Church on White Point
Road. Tickets are $1 9. Get
them at

More on these and other
events, CALENDAR, B-4.

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
Ruckel Properties is asking Niceville
to rezone a subdivision known as
Hawk's Landing, in the northwest part
of the city, from R-1 Single Family
Residential to R-3, Multiple Family.
The 35-lot subdivision, south of
College Boulevard, across from the
College Oaks Subdivision and next to

the northern section of Niceville's
Turkey Creek Walk recreation area,
has a paved road, but no houses or
other structures have yet been built
The area is zoned for single-family
homes, but the new zoning, if
approved, will give Ruckel the flexibil-
ity to pursue other options, said
Niceville Building Inspector Don

Currently, Baccadutre said, Ruckel
is planning to build single-family
townhomes at the site, although he had
no further details about the plan.
The proposal will be considered at a
public meeting of the Niceville
Planning Commission at 7 p.m.,
Monday, Oct. 5, at Niceville City Hall,
208 North Partin Drive.

At the same meeting, Ruckel also
plans to ask the city to annex and
rezone about 1,100 acres of land north
and west of the Rocky Bayou develop-
ments, near Ruckel Airport, for a
"community planned unit develop-
ment" that may contain a mix of resi-
dential and commercial structures, to
be built in phases over the next few

By Stacie Mlorgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Your car just coughed its last
and you can't get to the water
company to pay your bill, which
is 10 days past due. Your landlord

has been knocking on your door
for two weeks wondering when
you're going to pay your rent.
Your daughter just wore a hole in
her only pair of shoes. And you
lost your job a month ago. Where

do you go for help?
For two decades people down
on their luck in Niceville and
Valparaiso have turned to Sharing
and Caring for emergency food,
rent, clothing and utilities assis-
Last year the organization
helped 8,033 people with various
needs, including feeding 6,536
individuals at $55 per family,
totaling about $127,700 in food.
Sharing and Caring will cele-
brate the occasion with a thank-
you luncheon at the Niceville
Community Center for those who
have helped operate the
Niceville-based charity
With no paid staff, about 50
Please see SHARING, page A-2

Beacon photo by Stacie Morgan
Sharing and Caring, on Bullock Boulevard, served 8,033 needy
clients last year.


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Valparaiso officials declined
to talk about matters they dis-
cussed during a closed-door
meeting with city lawyers
Sept. 23 at City Hall. In a writ-
ten statement, the officials
said only that the session,
from which press and public
were excluded, concerned the
city's current lawsuit to block
the Air Force from deploying
new fighter F-35 jets at Eglin
Air Force Base until noise and
safety issues are fully
explored. Pictured, Mlayor
Bruce Arnold and court
reporter seen through glass
door during session. Story,
Page A-4.
Beacon photo by Mike Griffith


Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.

Shall we dance ?

Valp. raises

utilhty rates

Developer proposes townrhorne project

Sharing and Caring

celebrates 20 years

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also grew and needed its space
"A group of us went out to try
to find a place," said Benson. "But
we couldn't find anything. So we
decided to build."
"We went out collecting and
fundraising," Benson said. "We
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we were done with that we ended
up having money left in the bank.
There were a number of us-
maybe 25 people-- who helped
dig trenches, paint, whatever
needed doing. We were all week-
end carpenters, but we put togeth-
er a building."
The building, at 104 Bullock
Blvd., has since had an addition
added on. Like the initial building,
the addition was organized by the
Kiwanis Club ocf Niceville-

From page A-1

Corbin told reporters he had
heard a rumor that "Hannah
Montana may also appear with
her dad." The report apparently
spread from there.
"I said that tongue in cheek,"
Corbin said Monday, incredulous
that anyone took it seriously.
"Everybody laughed when I said

i.The rumor was nevertheless
repeated in a Page 1 daily newspa-
per report Thursday.
Niceville Library Director
Sheila Bishop is no stranger to
requests for information from
library patnans, but lately, she told
the Beacon, she has been asked
about a new subject.
"Two or three kids, aged 12 to
13, asked me if Miley Cyrus is

Fe:ital: ""2 said. "Theyu si
they had heard rumors from other
people that Miley is coming to
Bishop said she has also heard
ffOIR SOme other people, including
a local radio station employee '
who said they have been getting
similar questions. Bishop said the
Library had no special infonnation
about Miley Cyrus or who will be
at the Mullet Festival, other than
official announcements. "I didn't
knwwhat to tell them," Bishop

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$2,270 in vouchers for medicine,
and $400 for transportation, gas
and car repairs. They also pre-
pared Goodwill and Bargain Box
referrals for 90 people.
Volunteers also comprise the
Sharing and Caring board of
directors. And they clean the
Sharing and Caring building on
Bullock Boulevard. They trim the
grass, cut the hedges and make
needed repairs. They go to meet-
ings and speak to local groups to
make needs known and some-
times even give hugs when all
seems lost.
But none of it could be done
without the local businesses, char-

ities, churches, schools, organiza-
tions and individuals that give
services, labor, parts, food, elbow
grease ,
money and
The com-
munity 's
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vide a total '
outlay, in
2008, of
more than
$206,000 in Freida Spence
financial assistance and food. In
school supplies alone, last year the
community provided for 325 stu-
dents, as well as $10,300 in school
In early 1989, Niceville-
Valparaiso civic organizations,
service clubs, churches and city
leaders began seeing what Ron
Benson, Niceville, the first vice
president of Sharing and Caring,
called a "fragmentation" and
"abuse" of local charities that pro-
vided food for those who couldn't
afibrd it.
"Prior to Sharing and Caring,"
Benson said, "needs were being
met in a fragmented way among
various agencies. I think some
people took advantage of that by

going from one to another, and
some probably had more than
their rightful share while others
got nothing."
So the concerned residents
approached Sharing and Caring in
Fort Walton Beach, a not-for-prof-
it organization that was estab-
lished in the early 1980s to
address a similar problem in that
With guidance and encourage-
ment, Niceville citizens learned
from the Fort Walton Beach entity
how to go about consolidating
services. The two had a colmnon
purpose, so it was decided to share
bylaws and a federal tax-exempt
ID number. But each operates as
an independent organization with
separate guidelines and resources.
The joint venture (though each
autonomously run) became
known as Sharing and Caring, Inc.
of Okaloosa County. Crestview
joined the alliance in 1990.
On May 8, 1989, Sharing and
Caring, Niceville, opened tem-
porarily in a facility loaned by the
First United Methodist Church,
Niceville, said current Sharing
and Caring president Lin Saber.
That first year, the new charity
helped 1,355 people,
Though needs continued to be

Saber and Benson, as well as
Freida Spence, one of the charity's
past presidents, continually shake
their heads in amazement,
applauding the generosity of
Niceville and Valparaiso residents.
Said Saber: "From the very
beginning of Sharing and Caring,
if we had a need the people came
forward to meet it. All we had to
do was make it known and they
were there blessing us."
"There has never been a more
generous community," added
Spence, now the organization's
Although Sharing and Caring
does get surplus-food donations
from the federal government, as
well as a small amount of funding
from the United Way, it is the gen-
erosity of Twin Cities residents
that has enabled Sharing and
Caring Niceville, to help more
than 91,000 people since the char-
ity's inception.
"The community continually
helping out is a big vote of confi-
dence," said Benson. "After all
these years they still contribute.
That's the big one. Their contin-
ued support tells us, 'We like what
you're doing and we want to

Miley Cyrus plays the school-
girl character "Miley Stewart" and
her alter ego, pop singer "Hannah
Montana," in a Disney TV series
and a movie popular with pre-teen
and young teenage audiences.
Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley's real-
world father, also plays her father
in the show and the movie.
Billy Ray Cyrus is a country-
westemn singing star popular with
adudt audiences, whose hit song,

him t 3 fame portly beftr h was
sheduledato pe annm in Nie ile

Corbin said the country
singer's 1992 booking fee was
$5,500, much less than what he
colmnanded just a few months
later. At that time, Cyrus was con-
sidered an "up-and-coming"
Inusician. He was booked two
Inonths before the single "Achy-
B eakyGHeart" and itieahbum

and soared to No. 1. Since then,
he has earned nearly 30 chart sin-
gles and 15 Top 40 hits.
Though Corbin did not reveal
what Cyrus' current fee is, he did
say, "It's substantially higher. But
we feel we'll get the numbers to
Offset the cost "
"You have to remember,'
Corbin said, "there was no charge
to get into the festival then. But
I'm feelity real good about all of
out enetimnisAdmission to

From page A-1

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Creek, a spring-fed waterway in
western Niceville that is a popular
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Cost of the three-stage project is
expected to exceed $500,000.
The stormwater system main-
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installed inside concrete vaults
and buried along the usual
routes flowing water takes as it
heads downhill toward local
creeks, ponds, and eventually
into Boggy Bayou.
"The filters trap sediment and
other contaminants, which can
later be vacuumed out and prop-
erly disposed of, rather than let-
ting it flow into waterways like
Turkey Creek," Price said.
The first two filtering sys-
tems were paid for with funds
from a state grant, he said. The
city had always planned to build
three such filters, but the state

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grant was only enough to pay for
two, so the third was delayed
until more funds became avail-
able. That happened this year, as
the city was able to obtain
money from a state revolving
fund for stormwater control.
The two original systems cost
the city $168,000 and $180,000,
Price said, and were installed
near the intersection of Nathey
Avenue and Monett Street, and
the intersection of Cook and
Evans avenues The new system
will be installed near the inter-
section of Palmetto Avenue and
Florida Street, and will include
more-advanced t chn lle*,- .- than
its predecessors, thanks to
design improvements made in
the last few years.
The cost of the new system
will not be known until bids are
opened and evaluated, Price
said, but is expected to be some-
where above the cost of previous
systems, but well below
$500,000. Once a contract is

approved, he said, installation is
expected to begin before the first
of November, and to take no
more than 120 days, barring
unforeseen delays.
The result, Price said, will be
improved water quality in
Turkey Creek and other down-
stream waterways, such as
Boggy Bayou, into which the
creek flows.
Ron Rogers, of Baskerville
Donovan, an engineering firm
which helps the city with
stormwater management, said
the new fi1ter will be able to han-
dle about 90 cubic feet of water
per second, and the previous two
filters each handle similar
However, the three filters will
not completely solve the city's
stormwater problems, because
the filters aren't as good as
retention ponds in removing
nutrients from storm runoff,
Rogers said.
On the east side of Turkey

Creek, said Rogers, retention
ponds also collect stormwater,
and do a somewhat better job of
filtering it than mechanical i1-
ters, because ponds more closely
resemble natural processes.
The mechanical filters are
good at removing solid particles
like sediment, and can skim out
some hydrocarbons like oil, he
said. Ponds, however, can also
remove nutrients and chemicals
by allowing plants in the ponds
to absorb and metabolize them,
rather than letting such nutrients

get into local waterways where
they can promote the growth of
algae or bacteria.
The filters do not remove
harmful bacteria such as E. coli,
Rogers said. He would not
speculate about how well ponds
handle such bacteria. However,
earth does fi1ter out bacteria,
which is the principal behind
septic-tank drain Hields.
Price said the city is
installing filters in areas where
there isn't room to dig retention
ponds, and that in such confined

spaces the filters do a good job
of reducing pollution.
Rogers said "non-point-
source pollution" such as
stormwater runoff, is a leading
cause of water pollution nation-
wide, and the city still has more
work ahead of it to capture all
the city's stormwater.
He added, however, that
"Niceville is one of the most
progressive cities in Florida in
terms of making a large effort to
control pollution and improve
water quality."

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commissioners on pending liti-
gation between the city and the
U.S. Air Force.
The city has sought a federal
injunction to halt deployment of
F-35 fighters to Eglin Air Force
Base until the Air Force answers

city concerns about noise, safety,
and environmental impacts of
the planned deployment, which
would produce frequent training
flights of the powerful fighters
over the city.
Although the meeting was
closed, court reporter Tam Snaith
kept a written record, which will
become a public record in accor-
dance with Florida law as soon

as the city's dispute with the Air
Force is resolved. Meeting par-
ticipants did not comment on
rumors that they are considering
an out-of-court settlement with
the Air Force.
Although he would not com-
ment on what took place during
Wednesday's meeting,
Valparaiso City Attomney Doug
Wyckoff told the Beacon that in

general, "Things are going well,"
with respect to finding a resolu-
tion to the city's dispute with the
Air Force.
"We continue to find common
ground," Wyckoff said. "The Air
Force is proceeding with the
final Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS)," he said,
regarding the F-35 deployment.
"We hope they will continue to

work toward a good faith evalua-
tion of reasonable alternatives.
The city hopes that rationality
will prevail."
Wyckoff seemed optimistic
that eventually, a way will be
found to deploy F-35s to Eglin
without doing unacceptable
harm to the city. "I'm looking
forward to my first test flight on
an F-35," he joked.

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comes in and out of the shop,"
said Forrester. She helps fig-
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coming into the shop have,
schedules repair work, orders
parts and provides customers
with repair estimates.
"When we give estimates,
we give a worst-case scenario
so there's no surprises," said
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times when customers come
in, it's less than they expect-
Forrester praised Twin
Cities' commitment to integrity.
"Adam and Brandy run a really
honest shop," she said. "That's
hard to come by, especially in
this economy."
Forrester is a native of
Niceville. "I was born and
raised in this area," she said.
Married for three and a half
years and the mother of two
young children, Forrester is
also in the process of complet-
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Science degree in project man-
Of course, in addition to
offering general automotive
repairs, Twin Cities
Transmission still works on
transmission systems.
"Repairing or rebuilding a bro-
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Health care panel
The October meeting of the Okaloosa
County Democratic Women's Club will be a
panel discussion on the health care issue.
Panelists will include a physician, a health
insurance agent and a member of Obama For
America (OFA). All three will present their
position on the current health care system and
suggested changes from their perspective.
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Rocky Bayou Christian School's marching band performed
Saturday at the 24th annual "Pride of the South" competition in
Daleville, Ala. The Mlarching Knights performed selections from
"Fiddler on the Roof ," earning them all Superiors in their divi-
sion. This was the Knights' first competition of the season and
the first led by their new band director, Kristina Dubuisson.

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Marthis graduated from the
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An accident damaged a
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Valparaiso Fire Chiefe Mark

The accident, said Norris,
occurred at about 8:30 p.m.,
when a driver aparentl
swerved to avoid a dog. The
driver missed the animal, but
struck a utility pole on the
sidewalk near a shopping
center. The pole fell across
the highway, blocking traffic
and leaving live electrical
wires strung across
Valparaiso's main street.
"A second car then
snagged the wires, dragging
them for some distance
before stopping," Norris said.
"The transformer on the utili-
ty pole also contained about
20 gallons of oil," Norris
said, and the presence of the
eiladded te o tsatof suden
live wires and the pole across
the road. Fortunately, no one
was injured and both drivers
were able to exit their vehi-
cles safely.
Fire, police, phone and
power crews responded to the
accident, clearing the road-
way and restoring utility
service by around midnight '
according to Norris.

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h leFire D~e m t responded t olwn calls Sept. 21 through
0 tructu fre 16 Eme ~incy~mepical call
1Vehiclp~I~ 7Veil cdn
0 Ot 0Vehicl cidentwit n -
0 Illegal burn 4 Other ernc
0 False alarms 1 Hazardouscod

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Pontevedra Lane .. .. .. ..Medical .. .. .. .. .. .. .9/21/09 .. .. ..07:59
N. Partin Drive .. .. .. .. ..Alarm activation .. .. ..9/21/09 .. .. ..19:26
Cape Lane .. .. . . .. .Medical .. .. .. .. .. .. .9/22109 .. .. ..07:25
Magnolia Shores .. .. .. ..Service call .. .. .. .. .. 9/22109 .. .. ..12:11
E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Medical .. .. .. .. .. .. .9/23/09 .. .. ..11:39
Magnolia Shores .. .. .. .Service Call .. .. .. . .9/23/09 .. .. .. .16:30
W. John Sims Parkway . ..Power line down .. .. ..9/24/09 .. .. ..08:33
Pine Court .. .. . . .. .Medical .. .. .. .. . .. .9/24/09 .. .. ..08:52
E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Medical .. .. .. .. .. ... .9/24/09 .. .. ..09:59
Poplar Place ........... .Medical .............. .9/24/09 ........13:45
E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Vehicle accident .. .. ..9/24/09 .. .. ..16:01
Rocky Bayou/SR20 .. .. ..Vehicle accident .. .. ..9/24/09 .. .. ..16:20
W. John Sims Parkway . ..Vehicle accident .. .. ..9/24/09 .. .. ..16:37
Rocky Bayou Bridge .. .. ..Vehicle accident .. .. ..9/24/08 .. .. ..23:58
W. John Sims Parkway . ..Medical .. .. .. .. .... .9/25/09 .. .. ..00:27
Cedar Ridge Way .. .. .. .Medical .. .. . . .. .9/25/09 .. .. .. .02:16
E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Vehicle accident .. .. ..9/25/09 .. .. ..13:48
E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Vehicle accident .. .. ..9/25/09 .. .. ..16:45
Regatta Drive .. .. .. .. ..Medical .. .. .. .. .. .. .9/25/09 .. .. ..17:10
E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Medical .. .. .. .. .. ... .9/25/09 .. .. ..18:30
E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Vehicle accident .. .. ..9/25/09 .. .. ..23:35
Pontevedra Lane .........Medical .............. .9/26/09 ........19:30
Reeves Street .. .. .. .. ..Medical .. .. .. .. .. .. .9/26/09 .. .. ..22:59
Reeves Street .. .. .. .. ..Medical .. .. .. .. .. .. .9/27/09 .. .. ..08:44
Palm Boulevard/Partin Drive Medical .. .. . . ... .9/27/09 .. .. ..13:12
Kelly Road .............Medical ..............9/27/09 ........17:49
Stephen Drive .. .. .. .. ..Smoke scare .. .. .. . .9/27/09 .. .. ..22:20
Weekly Safety Tip: Cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Never leave cook-
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The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls Sept. 20
through Sept. 28.
Location Situation Date Time
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White Point Road .. ..EMS excluding vehicle . ..9/22/09 .. ..19:11
Rocky Bayou Bridge .. .Dispatched/canceled .. ..9/24/09 .. ..23:59
Windrush Drive .. .. ..EMS excluding vehicle . ..9/25/09 .. ..00:22
E. Highway 20 .. .. .. .Good intent call .: .. .. .. .. .9/25/09 . .. .12:09
Ingrid Court .. .. .. .. ..Public service assistance ..9/26/09 . .. .01:29
aechawtsWa1L2a6ne. .Medical as ist......./60...33
Norwich Circle .. .. ..EMS excluding vehicle . ..9/26/09 .. ..08:26
Bobcat Cove .. .. .. .. .EMS excluding vehicle .. .9/26/09 . .. .15:01
Raintree Boulevard .. ..Public service assistance ..9/26/09 .. ..23:06
Shipley Drive EMS excluding vehicle .. .. . . .. .9/27/09 . .. .20:30
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By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
Northwest Florida State
College is looking for a couple
of good presidents, and will hold
public forums today and tomor-
row to get public input on what
sort of president the college
should seek.

One new president will be
"permanent," and will replace
fired NWFSC president Bob
Richburg, who is currently
awaiting trial on state charges
including official misconduct-
charges which Richburg has
The other chief executive will

become the college's "interim"
president, serving from late this
year until a new permanent pres-
ident takes office, possibly by
July 1, 2010. The college's cur-
rent interim president is Jill
White, a former vice president of
the college who plans to retire
Feb. 28.
The college will hold its first
public forum at 11:30 a.m. today,
at the Chautauqua Center in
DeFuniak Springs, followed by a
second forum at 6 p.m. Thursday
in Room 128 of the Learning
Center (library) of NWFSC's
Niceville campus at 100 College
The purpose of the forums is
"to give the community the
opportunity to register views
about the college's future needs
and priorities and the set of
desired characteristics for a new
college president," according to a
conlege statement.
The college also plans several
public meetings at which the
Board of Trustees and its
appointed Presidential Search
Advisory Committee (PSAC)
will discuss the search, review
applications, and interview can-
didates, and recommend finalists
before the trustees make their
final selection of a new perma-
nent president, probably in mid-
April of 2010.
On Sept. 24, the NWFSC
Board of Trustees Committee on
Personnel, Finance, and Audit
interviewed a candidate for inter-
im president--Dr. Thomas
Delaino, a retired education pro-
fessor who served as president of
Pensacola Junior College (PJC)
from October 2002 until June
2008. Delaino holds bachelor's
through doctoral degrees from
the University of Florida, and
has been a physical education
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Academy and a dean at Santa Fe
Community College,
Gainesville, as well as a vice
president, and later president, at

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For sewer rates, residential, sin-
gle-family customers will see their
basic monthly rate go from $13.01
to $15.52, with the charge for each
thousand gallons above 4,000
going from $2.05 to $2.55. For
customers discharging more
secage bothstase and mn:2
The largest commercial customers
will see their basic charge go from
$77.63 to $92.37, while charges for
usage above 4,000 gallons climbed
from $2.76 to $3.26 per thousand.
Valparaiso also recently raise
rates for another municipal service,
rao e $T40Basicm cbe rto s .5
while Basic Plus service goes from
$43.37 to $44.62, according to City
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to all prices, bringing the total
monthly price of Basic Plus, for
example, to $49.08.
The city commission approved
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Sept. 21, and they took effect
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"Just as with regular flu,
schools should emphasize
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make classes available
online, so students don't
feel pressured to attend
even if they're sick. "
Ashley Magnusson, 22,
University of Florida

"Mly school has hand "Treat it like normal flu.
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"Hand washing. "Children with fevers
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Melissa Sisk, 16,
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Niceville High
School student

Terry Jasch, 26,
Fort Rucker, Alabama,
Army officer

Courtney Zeithammel, 25,
Fort Walton Beach,

Leslie Coleman, 46,
Bluewater Bay,

Ted' Gombos, 45,
Bluewater Bay,

Audrey Hains
Bluewater Bay Garden Club
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Highway 20 in Bluewater Bay.

The new landscaping has cre-
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of a heretofore mundane road. It
is a pleasure to drive along that
portion of the highway and
enjoy the beauty of the area.
Please convey our heartfelt
appreciation and thanks to the
benefactor who created this
lovely gift to the community.

Helen Weaver
I have attended two football
games at Niceville High
School in this school year. I
was surprised and so
impressed to see that the
school now has admission
only through the gate coming
off of the bridge across John

Sims Parkway.
Just last year I wrote a letter
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fans jaywalked across the
Parkway, dodging heavy traf-
fic and putting their lives in
danger. No longer! The princi-
pal, Dr. Linda Smith, and the
administration took action and
closed that dangerous practice.
Thank you to them!

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receiver as Jefferson County defenders bear down on him. The
Knights, playing their first-ever district game, lost big, 71-2.


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The Niceville-Valparaiso 12 Year Old National team made it to the final as one of eight teams
in Florida Little League to play for the championship. Their quest for the state title fell short,
but they remain one of the best Little League teams in Florida. From left: front, Zack Jones,
Hunter Stelck, Zander Huff, Mlatt O'Hair, Drew Frederic and Anthony Robbins; center, Garrett
Loftis, Trevin Eubanks, Zackary Payne, Tyler Head, Austin Leibach and John Secord; rear,
assistant coach John Payne, coach Donald Head, manager Randy Eubanks and assistant
coach Shane Frederic.

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Niceville High
School quarterback
Kyle MlcDorman
faces back for a pass
under heavy pres-
sure from Godby
defenders during
Friday's football
game. The Eagles
held on to win, 24-21.
Beacon photo
by Dave Shelikoff

By Sarah Clauson
Beacon Correspondent
The Eagles returned fnam the
road for their 2009 Homecoming
game on Friday night with a 24-21
win against the Godby High
School Cougars.
The narrow victory over the
Class 2A team continued the
Eagles' winning streak, but didn't
show the Eagles at their finest.
Neither team was able to put any
points on the board until Niceville
quarterback Kyle McDonnan con-
nected with wide receiver Cody
Williams for a 73-yard touchdown
during the last play of the first
The Cougars started the second
quarter with a big play that moved
them ahnost 40 yards down the
field befiare defensive back Chase
Hooker got his hands on the ball
carrier. The drive continued into
the end zone and tied the game
with plenty of time left in the half.
Niceville answered quickly
with a touchdown, thanks to a
handoff to senior running back

Garrett Fletcher, who had to step
up to the challenge with Roy
Finch out of the game due to an
injury, having sustained a mild
concussion in the previous week's
game against Pine Forest.
The defense worked hard and
held the Cougars back during their
next offensive drive. Deep in
Eagle territory, the Cougars
attempted a field goal but the kick
was blocked by linebacker
Michael White and scooped up by
defensive back Greg Norrell, who
ran the ball back to the 47-yard
A run by Spencer Pullen and a
pass to Stefano Schutte put the
Eagles within kicking distance,
where Tanner Hansen made the
field goal, pushing Niceville's lead
to 17-7. Two fumbles by the
Cougars within the last two min-
utes of the half, one recovered by
White and one by Norrell, gave the
Eagles' offense an opportunity to
score, but a loss of yards on a quar-
terback keeper and a wide left field
goal prevented any added points.

The Homecoming festivities
cuhninated during half time with
the introduction of the entire
Homecoming court, along with
the crowning of the Queen and
King, seniors Kate Dawson and
Pedro Alba.
The third quarter started on a
sour note as Godby recovered a
Niceville fumble that landed the
Cougars on the 20-yard line. They
swept across the goal line within
the first minute of the half, nar-
rowing the gap to 17-14.
Another turnover in Niceville's
next possession gave Godby the
chance to take the lead, which they
did, halfway through the quarter.
But the Cougars' lead was short
lived, thanks to a 65-yard touch-
down by Fletcher for the game's
final score, to end it 24-21 as the
teams continued to battle to a
stalemate throughout the remain-
der of the fourth quarter,
Fletcher led the Eagles in yards
gained with 108 on 15 carries.
"I thought that this was one of
the worst games we've played in a

couple years," said head coach
John Hicks. "Our mental focus
was not very good."
The offense failed to gain any
real momentum, attaining just six
first downs, compared to Godby's
"It was hard to sustain drives,"
Hicks said. "They were running
around blitzing a lot. Sometimes
they got us, sometimes we got
The coach said Fletcher's 65-
yard touchdown, along with some
defensive "bail outs" were a few of
the good moments in an otherwise
dismal perfiannance.
"We made a lot of mistakes,"
Hicks said. "We don't need to
make that many mistakes again."
The Eagles' win against Godby
followed a vengeful victory
against last season's record botch-
er, Pine Forest. They hit the road
again this week to face Pace High
School, then return for their next
home game on Oct. 9 against dis-
trict opponent Mosely High

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The Emerald Coast
Children's Advocacy Center
recently hired licensed mental
health counselor Rick Leggett.
The Children's Advocacy
Center pre-
vents child
abuse, pro-
tects child
abuse vic-
tims and
helps those
victims and
their fami-
lies recover
from the
trauma. Rick Leggett
bringing Rick on board we had
a waiting period of several
weeks to get children in for
their first therapy session,"
executive director Julie Hurst
said. "We're now able to get a
child in for their first session
within the first week. Previously
with Bridgeway Center in Fort
Walton Beach, Lect il is retired
Air Force and has resided local-
ly for 23 years.
Rocky Bayou Christian
School Class of 2009 graduates
Sarah Frasier, Gary Frey, and
Noah Mosley have earned the
designation of AP Scholars by
the College Board in recogni-
tion of their exceptional
achievement on the college-
level Advanced Placement
Program Exams. To be qualified
for the AP Scholar Award a stu-
dent must receive grades of 3 or
higher on 3 or more AP Exams.
Sillo Jin, a 2009 graduate,
was named an AP Scholar with
Honor, which means he had
grades of 3 or better on four or
more AP exams and an average
of 3.25 on all AP exams taken.
Abby Chapman and Luke
Jolly, 2009 graduates, were
named AP Scholars with
Distinction because they earned
grades of 3 or better on five or
more AP exams and had an
a exage of 3.5 on all AP exams

Harrison Kim, a senior, has
earned the designation of AP
Scholar by the Coll ge Board in
recognition of his exceptional
achievement on the college-
Please see WHO'S, page B-2

Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson

NHS welcomes this year's royalty
The Niceville High School Homecoming King and Queen, Pedro Alba and Katie
Dawson, were crowned by last year's Queen and King, Mlallory Parsons and
Spencer Agnew, and principal Linda Smith, at halftime of Friday's football game
against Godby. The Eagles won the game, 24-21, to top off a perfect evening.

Beacon photo by Stacie Morgan

Helping hands
On Sept. 23, 66 volunteers from seven Okaloosa County businesses descended on Niceville
and Bluewater Bay to help with some much needed repairs, cleaning and gardening as part
of the United Way's annual Day of Caring. Removing shrubbery from the front of the Twin
Cities Pavilion were Ray Folk, Niceville, left, and David Foley, Bluewater Bay, both from Wyle
Laboratories. The United Way had more than 690 countywide volunteers getting out of the
office to support area charities with their hard work.



Exhibit features

WOrk s in gl as s

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Corresponndent
A new art exhibition at the
Mattie Kelley Center for Fine
and Performing Arts on
Northwest Florida State
College's Niceville campus is
"Vitriforms: Contemporary
Glass Art." The exhibit shows
how colored glass can be made
into paintings, sculpture, and
other artistic works.
Hosting last Friday's artist's
reception was Kristen Courtney
Williams, who recently took
over the directorship of the art
galleries at the Kelley Center
from retired director Karen
Valdes. Williams, originally
from Sneads, Fla., previously
worked at the LeMoyne Center
for Visual Arts in Tallahassee Bao ht y ieGift
She said one thing that lured "We Grow Like Wild Grass," a
work in stained glass and
Please see EXHIBIT. page B-3 wood by Bob Rubanowice.

Beacon photo by Kenneth Books

Il/ullet queen, artist
Mullet Festival Queen Danielle Field, a senior at
Niceville High School, and artist Cara Roy with the
2009 Mlullet Festival poster. They were attending the
Mullet Festival press luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 23.

The group of nearly 80
students traveled down to
Panama City Rescue Mission
and spent the day cleaning,
organizing, and serving the
homeless who use the shelter.
Students closed out the day
by holding a chapel service
for the men and women stay-
ing at the shelter.
Seniors Billy Thomas and
Emily Wilson and junior
Ryan Burns led the praise
and worship portion of the
evening and the mission team
shared a moving drama.

Mi sin shih h ueos as
many as 100 people in any
given night and helps to coor-
dinate charity and job place-
ment services for the poor of
the city, expressed gratitude
for the students' willingness
to come and serve in any way
they were able.

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The Rocky Bayou
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27 to giving back to the com-




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College, the University of
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and doctorate degrees at
Florida State University, has
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By Stacie Mlorgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Rocky Bayou Christian
School, Niceville, has appoint-
ed a new superintendent.
Dr. Michael Mosley, for-
merly principal of the academy
division of the school (sec-
ondary grades), was publicly
announced as new superintend-
ent on Sept. 25 but was formal-
ly welcomed into the position
with a blessing and prayer at a
sedeertsai nttTra si on
Monday, Sept. 28.
Mosely, 49, added, at the
transition ceremony for staff
Monday, Sept. 28, "I'm really
looking forward to meeting the
challenge of being superin-
tendent. I think the best days of
Rocky Bayou Christian School
are ahead of us, though I do
think one of our biggest chal-

Beacon photo by Norman Wolf

Cleaning up Bluewater Bay
Volunteers spent several hours picking up trash at Bluewater Bay, with a special
emphasis on the beach areas, Saturday, Oct. 19.

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His statewide toll-free tele-
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The National Merit
Scholarship Corporation
(NMSC) announced the names
of five semifinalists from
Niceville High School in the
55th annual National Merit
Scholarship Program. NHS
seniors Chase J. Cloutier,
Jacob A. Davis, Bethany L.
Gugliemino, Jeremy C.
Hsiang and Amelia K.
Shermer will now have an
opportunity to continue in the
competition for some 8,200
National Merit Scholarships,
worth more than $36 million--
to be offered next spring.
To be considered for a Merit
Scholarship award, semifmnal-
ists must fulfill several require-
ments to advance to the finalist
level of the competition.
National Merit Finalists will
be announced beginning April
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*Bible Study- 9:00 and 10:30 a.m-
~~* Worship 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
~Pastor's Study -5:30 p~m.


Sunday Morning Services
7:45 Holy Communion
t00 ieamil dCommunion Service
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 The Way To Jesus" S

A community of believers who are joined together by a sweet,
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Sunday Morning :
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Sunday Services
Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. SC 10:30 a.m.
Christian Education 9:15 a.m.
Men's Breakfast 6:45 a.m.
Sewing Guild 9:00 a.m.
\ Fae~l siServc 11 05 a.m.
Adult, Youth 8c Children's Classes 6:00 p.m.
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love notes to
my husband
into my art,"
said Corbett.
"They are
Terrie Corbett unreadable
after the
work has been fired, but that
doesn't matter. What matters is
that they are there."
"Working with glass is
always a risk," artist Cheryl
Sattler said, because of the
unpredictability of glass, espe-
cially when it is melted and re-
hardened. The result, she said,
"can be either a miracle, or an
explo sion."
Work ing
w th glas
can be phys-
ically, as
well as artis-
tically, risky.
"I often get
cuts and
from work- Cheryl Sattler
ing with bro-
ken, jagged-edged glass,"
Sattler said, showing one of her
favorite works, called "Muse,"
which she made by repeatedly
breaking~, partially melting, and
re-blending fragments of col-
ored glass, creating the look and
texture of flowing water.
"I have always been fascinat-
ed by glass, perhaps because I
was so often forbidden to touch
things made of glass when I was
a childd" Sattler said. "I know
the art center has signs up
telling people not to touch the
art, but I actually want people to
touch my works, because the
feel of the art is part of experi-
encing it."

her from Tallahassee to NWFSC

Northwest Florida State College
announces the Summer Term 2009
graduates. Four hundred and seven-
ty nine (479) individuals completed
studies at the college during the
summer semester that ended in
Students earning Highest
Honors, a grade point average of
4.0, mclude:
Certificate Highest Honors:
Niceville: Donald R. Pendergraft
Educator Preparation
Institute Highest Honors:
Niceville: Susan M. Sorenson,
Michael Dru Swain Jr.
Students earning High Honors, a
grade point average of 3.8 to 3.99,
Bachelor of Applied Science
Degree High Honors:
Niceville: Sharron S. Osborne
Associate of Arts Degree -
High Honors:
Niceville: Christopher Raymond
Garmon, Ying Wang, Geoffrey E.
Associate of Applied Science

Degree High Honors:
Niceville: Sharron S. Osbomne
Educator Preparation
Institute High Honors:
Niceville: Darrell W. Bruning,
Brittany Swain
Students earning Honors, a
grade point average of 3.5 to 3.79,
Bachelor of Applied Science
Degree Honors:
Niceville: Kathleen Rae Fines
Associate of Arts Degree -
Freeport: Tiffany Marie
Niceville: Sara Katherine
Bonds, Eric Nickolas Brown, Linh
D. Phan
Valparaiso: Jay Conrad Russo
Associate of Applied Science
Degree- Honors:
Niceville: Kathleen Rae Fines,
Ruth Ellen Girard
Valparaiso: Jay Conrad Russo
Certificates Honors :
Niceville: Matthew J. Myhre,
K.C. Campbell, Robert E. Turner Jr.

Applied Technology Diploma -
Niceville: Tammy Harris
Valparaiso: Louise Camille
Students who completed the
requirements for degrees and certifi-
cates include:
Bachelor of Applied Science
Niceville: Gina Marie Pedro
Associate Of Arts Degree:
Freeport: Chelsea Burkhart-
Smith, Lottie Laird Mixson, Nikki
Latashia Rutherford, Michael David
Scebbi, Joseph David Wales
Niceville: Erin Michael Boyle,
Dora Elizabeth Carrano, Michele A.
Cooper, Donna Tew Courtney, Sean
Francis Daley, Justin W. Denney,
Sarah A. Duggan, David Allen
Fennell, Karen Leigh Fournier,
Brandon Randall Honeyman, Lissa
Lin Huston, Annie Blythe Jinks,
Abigail R. Lyons, Megan M.
McLean, Amy Michelle Mitchum,
Kyle Andrew Morrison, Michelle
M. Nichols, Gina Marie Pedro,

Jason P. Pettus, Monica Irene Poore,
Ryan Harriet Robbins, Nicholas
Alexander Sears, Helen Anne
Sewell, Brittany Shaw, Kimberly
Ann Stanton, Stephanie Tanney'
Alexandria J. Tran, Nathan D.
Valparaiso: Crystal Lorena
Galatas, Nicole Marie Herbold,
Hope Manie Putney
Associate of Applied Science
Niceville: Cycler Denese
Celestine, Matthew J. Myhre,
Nethnapa Mongsaithong
Outhaithany, Kathy A. Pandolfo,
Brandon Allen Stewart
Niceville: Cycler Denese
Celestine, Erik Clauson, Wade
Clauson, Theresa Ann Dullum'
Robert William Neyendorf III,
Michael Walls, Lori Winbum
Valparaiso: Amber N. Elledge,
Julianne Maxwell, Demeika Rose
Applied Technology Diploma:
Niceville: Kathy A. Pandolfo

is 'the fan-
tastic gallery
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said, "Artists
know how
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is. Artists
clamor to
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work here."
Williams said

some big shoes to fill," but has
helped Williams transition into
her new role. One of her goals
as the director of NWFSC's art
galleries, she said, is "to make
the college's permanent collec-
tion of art better known." The
current show includes a display
of selected works from the
NWFSC permanent collection.
Another of William's goals,
she said, is "to bring innovative
art tciland...-1~ and non-tradi-
tional media'' to the art center.
She said she is especially inter-
ested in bringing exhibitions of
flight-related art to the Kelly
Center, in harmony with the role
of aviation in Northwest
Terrie Corbett's work in
glass will be shown through
Oct. 18. Most of her works, she
said, are "paintings in kiln-fired
g~lass." She uses special paints,
called "vitreous enamels,"
which stick to glass and then
withstand the extreme tempera-
tures of a kiln--an oven in
which glass is melted and then
allowed to cool and re-harden.
This process blends the colors
into the glass in unpredictable,

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Evening Bible Study
5:oo p.m.

4:30-7:30 P.M.

Sunday: Holy Communlon 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
Theology on Tap 6:30 p.m. In Rectory
Tuesday: Morning Prayer 9 a.m.
Wednesday: Holy Communlon 12 p.m. (noon)
Thursday: Evensong 6 p.m., Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Contemporary Vigil Communlon 4:30 p.m.


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Summer NWFSC grads listed ,Ei,~.ilfT

for kids
Sue Enright recently donated
some colorful quilts to give
to children at the Children's
Aqdvcc cwe cr The qu l
children at Rocky Bayou
Baptist Church, with the help
of Pam Bristol. The center
provides services to child
victims of abuse in Okaloosa
and Walton counties. From
left: Anita Kurz, volunteer at
the center; Sue Enright'

Cu ch; anB Juoie Hurst, cn
ter executive director.

Nursery & Children's Church available through entire s
NEW'Cup to Cup' ministry for young adults & couples
before 5 p.m. Wednesday

Upcoming blood drives
Oct. 2: Aaron~s Rental 4387 D
Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, 11 a.m.-3
p.m.: Waffle House, Regions Way,
Destin, 1-6 p.m.
Oct. 3: Lowe's, Crestview 11 a.m.-
4 p.m. American Cancer Society
Drive (Donors will
receive a $10 Lowe's
gift card and a special
Oct. 4: Live Oak
Baptist Church, Live
Oak Road, Crestview, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oct. 5: Eglin BX 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct. 6: Fort Walton Medical
Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Audubon presentations
Oct. 1: '"Gambia and Senegal: The
Ladies Were Beautiful and The Birds
Were Colorful. Or Was It the Other
Way Around?" Ecologist and world

Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., the
library's Genealogy University meets
to show family historians how to
incorporate United States and
European history into their genealogy
research. The fall program will begin
with the 1840s and work its way into
the 20th century. Info: 729-5406.
Preschool storytime
Preschool (ages 3-5) story time is
planned for the Niceville Public
Library Wednesdays and Thursdays at
10:30 a.m., in the Youth Services
Program room.
It will include stories, music, fin-
ger plays, poetry, and a take-home
Bring a favorite Teddy bear if you
wish. Info: 729-4554.
Scrabble at the library
Do you enjoy playing Scrabble?
Niceville Public Library will be set up
with Scrabble boards for the adult
community to play and enjoy on
Wednesday, Sept. 30, beginning at
9:30 a.m. For further infonnation or to
reserve a seat, as prior registration is
required, please phone the Niceville
Library at 729-4090.
Ducks Unlimited banquet
The South Okaloosa Chapter of
Ducks Unlimited will host a banquet
at the Rocky Bayou Country Club,
600 Golf Course Road, Niceville, Oct.
3, 6 p.m. The cost is $40 for a single
or $75 for a couple. Info: James, 974-
Wine festival, auction set
The March of Dimes of the
Emerald Coast will host a Harvest
Wine Festival and silent auction,
Saturday, Oct. 3, 7-10 p.m .at the
Sunset Beach
Bluewater Bay. It
will feature numer-
ous wines for tast-
ing as well as food
catered by Cuvee Beach and desserts
provided by Melting Pot. Tickets are
$15 per person and can be purchased
at: Uniquely Chic in Bluewater Bay,
the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center,
Bayou Book Company, Niceville or
by calling 678-8930.
Wellness seminar
A free wellness seminar with cer-
tified health educator Gina Talley will
take place at the Niceville Community
Center, Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Info: 897-5987.
Fire company open house
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
the Valparaiso Volunteer Fire
Department will host an open house to
kick off Fire Prevention Week 2009.
Activities will include fire station
tours, fire apparatus/equipment dis-
plays, and hands-on fire extinguisher
training. Bounce house will be avail-
able for small children and a fire safe-
ty house will be open for all partici-
pants. At 12:30 p.m. hamburgers, hot
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traveler John Winn will discuss these
West Africa countries via his photo-
graphs of their birds, wildlife, people,
and flowers.
All Programs are free and open to
the public at NWF State College,
Niceville, (NWFSC) in the Leamning
Resources Center LRC Room 131.
Socializing, refreshments and conser-
vation speakers begin at 6:30 p.m.
prior to the featured speaker at 7 p.m.
On Oct. 2, discover the sights and
sounds of nature at night. Nonie's Ark
Animal Encounters will host a
wildlife night walk for the
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society at
6 p.m. at Oak Tree Nature Park, Mary
Esther. Free for ages 4-10 with a
guardian. Bring a flashlight/headlamp
to light your way and wear bug repel-.
Valp. Library programs
The Valparaiso Community
Library will offer two pre-school and
toddler storytimes during the fall on
Monday, 10-11 a.m., and Tuesdays
9:30-10:45 a.m. Puppets, games
music and art activities will be on the
agenda with an age-appropriate story.
Info: 729-5406.
To help expand the art and literacy
program for elementary school chil-
dren (pre-K through fifth), the
Valparaiso Community Library wil
offer art, music and reading Mondays,
4-5:30 p.m. Info: 729-5406.

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Mlaher concert planned
Christian recording artist Matt
Maher will perform at Christ Our
Redeemer Catholic Church, White
Point Road, Oct. 4. Doors open at 5:15
p.m. The cost is $19 mn advance.
Tickets are available at buildu- Gmoup rates are avail-

Rosary for Life planned .
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insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You
must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving
record, a Florida driver's license, and proof of current
liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary
according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon
for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The
Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080
(Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks)

The Blue water Bay
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is in need of part-time help
(10 to 20 hours per week) to
assist in the maintenance of
the courts. No experience
necessary. Very flexible hours;
mornings or middays.

Applications are available at the
Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive.

The more you tell '
the more you sell!
Call the Beacon Newspapers at
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annual Rosary for Life, 3 p.m.,
Sunday, Oct. 4, at the church, 1200
Valparaiso Blvd.
Gardening program set
Valparaiso Creative Gardener
Series' next program will be Monday,
Oct. 5, 6-7 p.m., at the Valparaiso
Library. This free program will feature
local author Marie Harrison speaking
on flowering shrubs and small trees.
The public is invited.
Info: 729-5406.
K of C men's only yard sale
The annual men's only yard sale,
sponsored by Knights of Columbus,
Christ Our Redeemer Council
#13527, will be held Oct. 10 at the

home of Adam Dieterich, 1482
Cypress St., Niceville, 7 a.m.-noon.
The yard sale includes items such
as lawn mowers, grills, lawn & garden
tools, hardware, furniture, rugs and
sports equipment: no shoes or cloth-
All proceeds will go to support
Knights of Columbus charities.
Info: 897- 2117.
Gospel group to entertain
Heirlines, a
gospel singing
group, will be at
New Beginnings
Church of Freeport
on Oct. 10, at7 p.m.

The Church is located on Hwy 20
West, Freeport. Info: 835-5111, 9
a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Blue Jean Ball
Wear your favorite denim outfit for
a casually elegant evening to benefit
Covenant Hospice at the Crestview
Community Center, Saturday, Oct. 10,
6 p.m. Tickets are $40 each or $70 per
couple on sale at
or firm Covenant Hospice, 370 W.
Redstone Ave, Crestview, or 101 Hart
St., Niceville.
Enjoy a silent auction, steak dinner
and a dessert buffet. Entertainment
will include local band Jaded Klark, a
'"Dancing With the Stars" style dance

competition and a special perform-
ance by Northwest Florida State
College's show choir, '"The
Info: Shelley Canales or Lill
Jennings, 729-1800 or
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Charity golf tournament
Twenty-eighth annual Jack Straub
Charity Golf tournament sponsored
by the Sandestin
Lions Club,
Sunday, Oct. 11, at
the Santa Rosa
SGolf and Beach
WClub on Highway

30A, Walton County.
The tournament will be a scramble
with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost
of tournament is $75 and includes
green fee/cart, lunch and range balls.
Tournament features a $25,000 prize
for the main hole-in-one challenge.
Info: 269-0196.
Growing, Showing series
The October session of the
Growing and Showing series will be
held at the Valparaiso Library on Oct.
12, 9-11 a.m. The group will study a
special design type called a spatial
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Workshops/Storage plus Gardening Shed. Move-
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122 Duke Drive MLS#515681 $249,000 Well maintained 3/2 home in the heart
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309 Edrihi Avenue MLS#507136 $439,000 Sellers are motivated with this
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30 Hidden Cove Way MLS#523375 $199,900 Waterfront community and con-
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319 Key Lime Place MLS#520656 $215,000 Cottage style architecture
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* Bayfront Efficiency, Fully Furnished .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .$147,500
* Miller's Run, Brick Home, 3/2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .$225,000
* Townhome Views of the Bay, New Kitchen, 3/2.5 .. .. .. .$240,000
* 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 .. .. .. ..$330,900

* Magnolia Plantation, Golf Course Lot .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .$269,900

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05 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Leather, Sun Roof, Extra Clean! $12,890
08 Ford Taurus SEL, Like New, Extra Clean ............$12,950
09 Hyundai Sonata GLS, 9K Miles, All Power, New Con .$14,445
07 Jeep Commander, 3rd Row, Rear A/C, All Pwr .......$14,995
08 Nissan XTerra, Low Miles, Like New .............. .$16,750
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360 Okaloosa Avenue,
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* Unfurn. House, Niceville, 3/2, 1 Car Garage .. .. ..$ 995
* Unfurn. Condo, 2/2, W/D, Family Pool Pass Incl. . ..$1,200
UnucH u e,DW/2 5, 1 acre wooded lot,..........$125
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* Furn., Florida Club, 1/1, W/D, Full Kitchen, End Unit .$ 995
* Furn., Efficiency-Waterfront, Full Kitchen, W/D,
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* Furn., MV Condo, 2/1, Waterfront, Util. Incl, W/D .. .$1,300
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