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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: October 14, 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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: VID00075
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
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Doucet told the Beacon that the
city limits incorporate 3,988.42
acres (a little over 6.2 square
Please see NICEVILLE, page A-10

Beacon photo by Stacie Morgan
Billy Leister (left) and Vincent Sansone helped unload a truck of pumpkins and gourds for
the First United Methodist Church of Niceville annual Pumpkin Patch sale at John Sims
Parkway and Partin Drive. Proceeds from the sale, which continues through Oct. 31, ben-
efit church youth programs.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
That figure was updated mn August
when the Air Force said Eglin's 107 F-35s
would require only an estimated 150,000

P* Pages A-3 to A-6


WEdno Mr~k Tw is hilar-

Florida State Colleothes po
duction of "The Diaries of
Adam and Eve," at the
Spri nt Theater i n the colI-
lege's Mattie Kelly Arts
Center. Showtimes are 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $15 for
adults and $10 for youth
1 8 and younger.
Info: 729-6000
Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
Celebrate 12 years of
abused @ '
children at mrdo
the Chtldrerik
Children'S Advocauene

Cner peennthusee Enjoy
Dietrich of Sinfonia, munch
on refreshments and take a

It's time to get down to
some serious mullet-eating
and entertainment with the
Boggy Bayou Mullet
Festival. A preview night to
benefit Relay for Life is set
for Thursday, 3-10 p.m.
Gates open Friday at 1 1

andSu~na at 10 .a.m.
And don't miss the
return engagement of
cou ntry star Billy Ray Cyrus
on Sun ay.
Friday, II a.m.-noon


The Mattie Kelly Cultural
and Environmental Institute
at Northwest Florida State
College will present
"Evolution and Extinction
in the Fossil Record." The
seminar is free and open to
the public.
Info: 729-5376 '
More on these and other
events, CALENDAR, B-6 -

2Mullet Festival ***
PuLLout sec on 2 EE~ l FSZ

~Proposed 1,100-acre annexation raises question: Just how big is the city?

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
How big is the city of
A) 6.0589 square miles.
B) 6.2 square miles.

C) 7.3 square miles.
D) 10.92 square miles.
E) 11.3 square miles.
The answer, it seems, is: "All
of the above."
When Ruckel Properties last

week asked Niceville to annex
1,100 acres, or about 1.7 square
miles, of unincorporated and
undeveloped land, the question
took on added interest.
Depending on which size you

start with, the proposed annexa-
tion of the Ruckel tract northeast
of the city would expand the
municipality by between 15 per-
cent and 28 percent.
Niceville City Clerk Dan

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Valparaiso's second-highest
police officer, Capt. Matt
Willingham, was denied a busi-
ness permit after his fish store
was found in violation of city
City Administrator Carl Scott
said he declined to renew
Willingham's annual business
license after discovering non-
compliance with city code.
Willingham said his company,
which has been operating at least

since 2005, complied with all
applicable laws.
The police department is
responsible for enforcing city
land codes.
The city commission tem-
porarily renewed Willingham's
permit while the issues are sorted
In a Sept. 25 letter to
Willingham Seafood Company
LLC, Scott cited the following
-The business, which sells
Please see COP'S, page A-10

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
The field is getting crowded in
the 2010 election to fill the two
years remaining in the term of
disgraced former Okaloosa
County Sheriff Charlie Morris.
The list of candidates stands at
seven, after Ronald C. Livingston
prefiled as a Republican candi-

L vnsto nis sereeant wi the
Florida Highway Patrol, with 18
years' service. He lives in
Crestview with his wife and three
nIt would be my honor to
serve the great people of
Okaloosa County as their sher-

iff," said Livingston. If elected,
he said, he would restore "dignity
and honor" to the office and treat
the public with the respect it
Larry Ashley, chief deputy
under interim Sheriff Ed Spooner,
tossed his hat into the ring Oct. 5
as a Republican candidate.
"It would be an enormous
honor to serve the goo people of

iff," said Ashley, 43, a
Republican from Fort Walton
Beach. He has served in the
Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office
since 1990 when he started in the
uniformed patrol division. He
Please see SHERIFF, page A-7

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Jet noise likely won't increase as much
as originally expected when the Air Force
starts training F-35 pilots at Eglin Air
Force Base.
In August, the Air Force slashed by
37.5 percent the expected flight tempo for
Eglin's planned F-35 school.
Just how much the reduction in expect-
ed flight operations will moderate a pro-
jected increase in jet noise may be known
next spring, when the Air Force plans to

release a draft of its Supplemental
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)
on the scheduled 2010 F-35 beddown at
Eglin announced at public "scoping"
meetings in August that the number of F-
35 flight operations required to train pilots
had been reduced by 90,000 a year.
The original estimate provided in a
"final" EIS published in October 2008 was
that 107 F-35s at Eglin joint test center
would generate 240,000 operations each

operations a year, down 90,000 from the
first projection. A flight operation is one
takeoff or one landing.
The Air Force said it reduced its esti-
mate alle I Ic lilllng- its planned F-35 train-
ing program.
Even at a reduced flight tempo, the
number of Eglin-based warplanes taking
off and landing is expected to far exceed
present levels, resulting in an overall
increase in jet noise. That prospect has
Please see NOISE, page A-8

Since 1981, a
280-acre spray-
field north of
Niceville has
soaked up treat-

sewage systems
of Niceville,
Valparaiso, and
Bluewater Bay.
Now the Air
Force wants to
charge for its

Beacon photo

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Eglin Air Force Base officials
said they are "anxious" to renew
an expired lease for 280 acres of
base land used by the Niceville,
Valparaiso, Okaloosa County
Regional Sewer Board to soak up
treated wastewater.
That means it may soon cost
area sewage-system customers
more to flush the toilet.
The previous, no-cost lease
between Eglin and the Regional

Sewer Board for the 280-acre
sprayfield north of Niceville
expired in January 2003-
although the agreement, which
dates from 1981, continues to
govern management of the base
property, said Rick Helms, man-
ager of the regional sewer utility.
Both Eglin and the regional
sewer board had reason why the
lease hasn't yet been renegotiated.
The regional sewer board has
been happy to let the matter lie
Please see LEASE, page A-7

Valp. debates

cop's business

2nd-ranking officer denies his

Seafood store violates city code

Pick your pumpkin

Field totals 7

in sherife race

AF expects to cut jet noise estimates

New, Eglin lease

could be costly

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Page A-2

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lukas Edward Wahl, unem-
ployed, 20, with an at large
address and a permanent address
of 519 Linden Ave., Niceville,
was arrested by sheriffs deputies
Sept. 24 for violation of probation
on the original charge of posses-
sion of controlled substance.
Dana Melissa Gonzalez,

unemployed, 29, of 153 Raintree
Blvd., Niceville, was arrested by
sheriffs deputies Sept. 28 for bat-
tery, domestic violence.
* *
Bryan James Perkins, 20, of
304 Reeves St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies Sept.
27 on a misdemeanor worthless
check charge.
* *
Travis Ray Simpler, 26, of 590
Hill Lane, Niceville, was arrested
by sheriffs deputies Sept. 27 on a
misdemeanor worthless check
charge. The check was valued at
< s +
Ashley Fairchild Hall, 26, of
139 Parkwood Circle, Niceville,
was arrested by sheriffs deputies
Sept. 25 for violation of probation
on the original misdemeanor
charge of battery

James Ryan Rimkus, a con-
struction worker, 33, of 432
Barbados Way, Niceville, was
arrested by Crestview police Sept.
24 for lewd and lascivious battery.

Joseph Wilbred Foster IV, 31,
of 1716 19th St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies Sept.
25 on ca m sdemeanor worthless
check, ch e
Charles Freddrick Stroppel, a
moving and storage company
emplyee eg, of o iby4 h S.
deputies Sept. 28 for violation of
probation on the original charge of
driving while license suspended or
Kenneth Paul Gregory, a sales-
man, 19, of 805 Magnolia Shores
Drive, Niceville, was arrested by
serfs depe sSept. :s 28frv

nusdemeanor charge of false state-

Philip Thomas Camarda, 38, of
4062 Bond Circle, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct.
4 for violation of probation on the

original charge of petit theft.
* *
Cheryl Diana Agerton, 35, of
73 Jackson Ave., Valparaiso, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct.
2 on a misdemeanor worthless
check charge.
* *
Tina Marie Chavis, 37, of 304
Reeves St., Niceville, was arrested
by sheriffs deputies Oct. 5 on a
misdemeanor worthless check
* *
Linda Galloway Cooper,
unemployed, 63, of 602 Caribbean
Way, Niceville, was arrested by
sheriffs deputies Oct. 5 for grand
theft, over $20,000 but less than
$100,000. Due to cutbacks, in
August Cooper was laid off from
her job as a bookkeeper at Destin
Glass. She had been hired in April

20The business' owner performed
an internal audit Sept. 8 and dis-
covered several irregular checks
made out for cash and several
checks made payable to Cooper
Oewe snw a6 t07 rnd u y
ancies in cash transactions and
credit card payments.
According to the owner,
Coprhea lev autori ed t
cash checks for large sums of
toney oTh wne told dpte
mately $60,000 to $70,000 from
te bsin sostbank a co nte Afte
went to her home Sept. 16, Cooper
allegedly called the business
owner and stated she could repay
the money stolen out of the busi-
ness account.

William Joseph Kendrick Jr.,
41, of 209 Sharon Court, Mary
Esther, was arrested by sheriffs
deputies Oct. 2 for attempting to
obtain a prescription drug with a
fraudulent prescription, two
counts, one a felony offense. On
Oct. 2 Kendrick allegedly passed a
forged prescription to a pharma-
cist at Winn-Dixie, 4512 E.
Highway 20, Niceville, for two
drugs, 28 tablets of Cipro, an
antibiotic, and 180 tablets of
Roxicodone, which contains a
schedule II narcotic, Oxycodone.
The fraudulent prescription was
made out to an individual that
Kendrick later, allegedly, admitted
does not exist.
A Niceville resident reorted
that someone stole her pus Oct.
3 while she was on the dance floor
at a Niceville lounge, 626 W. John
Sims Parkway. Another woman
witnessed a man in a baseball cap
and white tee shirt take the purse
from the table and leave with the
purse. An employee saw a suspect
in a wearing a white ball cap get
into a white SUV, possibly a Ford,
Ahen leave the area. The stolen
purse contained credit cards, a cell
p one, keys and miscellaneous

A local resident reported that
sometime Oct. 4, at the Niceville
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Page A-3

By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
The 33rd annual Boggy
Bayou Mullet Festival offers
something old, something new,
something borrowed and some-

The old is tradition. For more
than three decades, the Mullet
Festival has been a nrme attrac-
tion for residents of the Emerald
Coast, presenting first-rate
musical ententainment, fun for
the kids, rides and food fit for
The new is the early opening
night. This year, the festival will
hold a special Thursday "Relay
for Life Night," with reduced
admission, reduced ride wrist-
band prices and special contests
for the whole community to par-
ticipate in and enjoy, from talent
shows to text messaging races.
The rest of the festival takes
place on the traditional Friday
through Sunday time schedule.
The borrowed is the likeness
of headliner country singer Billy
Ray Cyrus. One of the Thursday
contests is a Billy Ray Cyrus
lookalike competition. At the
same time, a contest will be held
to find lookalikes of Cyrus'
daughter, Miley, also known as
Hannah Montana.
The blue is Friday's opening
act, the BluesCrabs, a five-per-
son local blues and Southern
rock band that has performed at
the Mullet Festival for at least
the last five years.
The festival, to be held
Friday through Sunday, will turn
the Twin Oaks Sponts Complex,
on the corner of Highway 85 and
College Boulevard, Niceville,
into a mecca of entertainment
for thousands. A cut-price "pre-
view" Thursday will not include
musical entertainment, but will
feature carnival rides and food
(see boxed story, this page).
While the ententaimnent is a
solid drawing card for the festi-
val, it's the food that everyone
instantly gravitates to as soon as
they walk through the gate. And
the food that goes the fastest, for
obvious reasons, is the mullet. In

Festival entertainment, A-6

And they were popular with
native chieftains on the
Hawaiian and Philippine
You can fry mullet, broil
mullet, bake mullet, smoke mul-
let or cook it up in increasingly
interesting ways.
Of course, there's much more
to a mullet festival than mullet if
you want to fill your stomach.
You can easily find tradition-
al fare such as hamburgers, hot
and comn dogs, fries and funnel
cakes. And you can find alliga-
tor, which many people say
tastes like veal. Sodas, juice and
beer are available, although the
beer is limited to Friday's and
Saturday's festivals.
Sunday is Family Day at the
Mullet Festival, a day when no
alcohol will be sold. Between 2
and 4 p.m., the Army Rangers
will demonstrate dangerous
reptiles. Spiderman and Batman
will swing into the festival via
fire engine between 1:30 and 2
p.m., and Scooby Doo will
arrive in front of the main stage
at a time still to be determined.
While at the Mullet Festival,
it's a good idea to pay one's
respects to the Queen. This
year's Mullet Festival Queen is
Danielle Field, a senior at
Niceville High School. She'll be
at the festival several times, but
she and her count will be formal-
ly introduced at 7p.m. Saturday.
Not into fish, music or
games? Come anyway, and
enjoy some breathtaking arts
and crafts.
Or thrill to rides that are sure
to get your adrenaline flowing.
A wristband good for unlimited
rides is available for $20 per per-
Every year, the Mullet
Festival seems to grow, filling
Twin Oaks Sponts Complex with
as many as 40,000 people
attending through the three days
of festivities, according to the
organizers. This year, with the
added Thursday preview, that
number should rise consider-
Gates open at 11 a.m. Friday,
9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
Sunday. The gates open for the
special preview day at 3 p.m.,
when admission is only $5 per
I rsonatOther da admission is

advance for adults, with children
under 12 admitted free. Advance
tickets are available through
Emeraldcoasttickets .com.

Part of the fun of the Mlullet Festival is the wide variety of entertainment, from church groups to
locals to nationally known stars.

Preview set

On Thursday

By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
This year's Boggy Bayou
Mullet Festival will open a day
earlier than usual, with a spe-
cial preview to benefit Relay
for Life and the July 4 fire-
works fund.
Dubbed "The Mullet
Festival Presents the Relay for
Life Night," the additional
day--Thursday, Oct. 15, 3-10
p.m.--will include discounted
entry and ride fees, special
contests, entenatimnent and a
food booth, but no big name
musical ententaimnent. It will
be a family night, with no
alcohol served.
Admission Thursday will
be $5 for adults and $2 for
ages 6-17. Children under 6
will be admitted free. No
advance tickets will be avail-

2008, between 3,000 and 4,000
pounds of mullet was sold,
according to Mark Elliott, a
member of the Boggy Boys
Sportsmen's Club, the group
that operates the festival's own
food booth.
Although newcomers to the
area often think the Mullet
Festival is about haircut, it's
actually about a versatile fish
that thrives in warm, coastal
The fish are sometimes called
jumpingn" or "happy" mullet
because they leap out of the
water and skip along its surface,
looking, like fat little torpedoes.
While some people find the
richness of the mullet's flesh a
bit much to handle, it's a popular
food fish -andhas been for cen-
turies, not only in Florida but in
Europe, Asia and Africa as well.
Ancient Romans frequently
wrote about the mullet. They
were cultivated along the Nile.

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33rd Annual

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

33rd annual Bgy aouMullet Festival
College Road and SR 285 North, Niceville
Friday, Oct. 16
6:30 p.m.......................The BluesCrabs
8:00 p.m .......................Doctor Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster
10:00 p.m.....................Chuck Wicks
11:30 a.m. ....................All Star Twiriers and Ruckel Rockettes
Noon... ...............Twinklin Twirlers
1:00 p.m ... ...........Amplified Perofrming Arts Center
2:00 p.m. ......................Crestview High School Dazzlers
3:00 p.m. ......................Doctor Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster
4:15 p.m. ......................Mustang Sally
6:00 p.m. ...................... .Caliber Band
7:30 ..............................Mustang Sally
8:45 ..............................Doctor Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster
10:30 ............................Blake Shelton

Noon .............................Local church groups
4:00 p.m. ......................Jason D. Williams
6:00 p.m. ......................Billy Ray Cynrs
Local talent in between acts.
Clown shows on Kids Stage at various times on Saturday and Sunday.
Gates open at 3 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and
10 a.m. Sunday. Thursday admission is $5. Friday-Sunday admission
is $10 a day (children under 12 free with paid adult.) Carnival rides are
open all four days; no entertainment is scheduled Thursday.

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stardom. After some wrangling
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he crowd during te perforannace
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Chuck Wicks, whose Top 5 debut
single "Stealing Cinderella" and
his Top 15 follow-up hit, "All I
Ever Wanted" showed him to be a
force to be reckoned with, will
headline the Friday festival, per-
fonning at 10 p.m.
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chart-topper "Home" elevated his
already high esteem among coun-
try music fans, will headline the
Saturday festival, perftanning at
10:30 p.m. Shelton's fifth album,
"Startin' Fires," is more of an auto-
biographical work that will give
his growing legion of fans greater
insight into what makes him tick.
One of the more unusual acts
in the festival will be Doctor Zarr's
Amazing Funk Monster, an ener-
getic party band that perfianns the
gamut between disco and '80s
glam rock. Plenty of costume
changes, lighting and audience
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Esther man and previous candi-
date for the sheriffs job, prefiled
as a "no party" candidate June
--William B. Patterson, a
former Fort Walton Beach city
council member with a military
law enforcement background,
prefiled as a Republican Aug.
27. Patterson ran unsuccessful-
ly against Morris in the August
2008 GOP primary.
-Jerry G. Vann, a retired
federal worker who served as a
law enforcement officer in the
FBI, prefiled as a Republican
July 14.
Prefiling allows a candidate
to raise and spend campaign
money, but does not, in itself,
put him on the ballot.

Criminal Mlischief
A Niceville resident reported
that sometime overnight Oct. 4-5
unknown persons) "keyed" her
vehicle while it was parked in the
first block of Cedar Ridge Way.

A headline on a Page A-1
story about U.S. Senate can-
didate Chuck Lynch misstat-
ed the city he lives in. As the
story stated, he lives in Fort
Walton Beach.

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When Okaloosa County
Water and Sewer signed a 2006
Eglin lease for their sprayfields,
the 30-year lease cost was set at
$325,000 per year for 255 acres,
with a 2-percent annual escala-
tor. That worked out to about
$1,275 per acre per year, not
counting the annual escalator.
At that price Eglin could ask
the regional sewer board to pay
about $357,000 a year for the
existing 280-acre sprayfield,
located about a mile north of
College Boulevard off Highway
Jeff Littrell, the county's
water and sewer chief, said that
until 2001, the county paid
Eglin a nominal amount per
year, less than $100, for a total

making real headway on our
backlog of leases and are anx-
ious to bring this one up to
date," Glenn Wagner of Eglin's
96th Civil Engineering Group
e-mailed to the regional sewer
manager last week.
A new lease would presum-
ably require the sewer board to
pay the going rate for land use,
a cost that would passed on to
the three partners in the region-
al utility: Niceville, Valparaiso
and the unincorporated county
area around Bluewater Bay.
Those entities, in tumn, would
pass along the expense to
sewage customers in the form of
higher rates.
The cost to the regional utili-
ty is likely to be significant.

of 676 acres of sprayfield land
west of Beal Parkway.
Then the Air Force wanted
$1.5 million a year for use of
the entire 676 acres, Littrell
said. Instead, the county
reduced its sprayfield require-
ments because it was building a
new treatment plant with tech-
nology that removes nutrients-
mainly nitrates--from effluent.
That means the county can pour
more treated wastewater on a
field of hay and not worry about
nitrates seeping into the ground-
The tcilan d er,. at the NVOC
regional sewer plant does not
remove the nitrates, said
Littrell, a member of the six-
member regional sewer board.

The regional utility has modi-
fied the plant to remove
microbes to produce millions of
gallons of "reuse" water that is
safe enough to use for irrigation
on residential and commercial
land, including home lawns,
cemeteries, golf courses and
schools. The problem is that
those sources can't always use
all the reclaimed water the plant
produces, particularly in winter
when the grass isn't growing.
The regional sewer board has
already asked its engineer to

give it some options for reduc-
ing their sprayfield needs. They
could already lose up to 50
acres when a bridge connector
road is built cutting across the
southern part of the sprayfield.
Options include finding
more places to pump reuse
water year-round, or purchasing
expensive, new treatment tech-
nology to remove more nutri-
ents from wastewater.
The regional sewer board
last week invited Wagner to
attend its next meeting, Nov. 4.

From page A-1
dormant because it isn't paying the
Air Force a cent for using land
which, under new federal rules,
should cost it hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars a year.
In recent years the Air Force
has adopted a new government
policy on leasing federal lands,
known as Enhanced Use Lease
(EUL). It requires all leases of
federal land to be priced at mar-
ket rates.
For Eglin, the issue may
have been a backlog of leases it
needed to bring into confor-
mance with the new policy.
"The lease has been expired
for several years but we are now

it takes for evil to triumph is for
men and women of goodwill to
stand by and do nothing."'"
Ashley, who was awarded the
Medal of
for expos-
ing corrup-
tion in the
Office in
the scandal Ronald
that resulted Livingston
in the conviction of Morris on
federal kickback charges and his
removal earlier this year, said he
has great respect for the agency

A cell phone business, 4576
E. Highway 20, Niceville, report-
ed Sept. 22 that two phones had
been stolen from the sales floor.
Both phones had security cables
attached to the battery covers and
in both cases the battery cover
was removed from the phone and
the phone taken, leaving the
cover attached to the cable. The
phones were valued at $449
* *
A Niceville resident from the
100 block of Parkwood Drive
reported that unknown persons)
stole a $1,750 laptop computer
and a $50 wireless card from his
unlocked pickup truck sometime
Sept. 24-25.
** *
A Niceville resident from the
200 block of Antiqua Way
reported that unknown persons)
burglarized his unlocked pickup
truck sometime Sept. 27-28
while the truck was parked in the
driveway. Reported stolen was a
$1,040 laptop computer, a $100
Nikon rangefinder and a pair of
$60 sunglasses.
** *
A Niceville resident from the
100 block of Hopper Street was

and has the right qualifications
to run it.
Five other men prefiled pre-
viously for
the election
Forgione, a 1
prefiled as a
Republican Larry Ashley
July 23.
--William F. (Rick) Hord, a
Mary Esther man who is a patrol
sergeant in the Okaloosa County
Sheriffs Office, prefiled as a
Republican July 1.
-Cesar P. Morales, a Mary

called to the scene of a single-
vehicle crash in the woods at the
intersection of Hopper Street and
Valparaiso Boulevard in the early
morning hours of Sept. 26. The
driver of the vehicle fled the
scene after causing an estimated
$2,000 in damages to the 15-
year-old SUV, leaving a key to
the vehicle on the front seat. The
owner reported that she had left
the vehicle unlocked with the
keys in the ignition about 9:30
p.m. Sept. 25 and had given no
one permission to drive it. The
owner was able to drive the vehi-
cle away after it was pulled out of
the woodS.

From page A-1
earned a bachelor's degree from
the University of Southem
Mississippi, where he attended on
a football scholarship, and added a
master's degree in public adminis-
tration from Troy State.
"Despite sometimes being
confronted with the worst of
human nature, I've clung to the
ideals and virtues of protecting
and serving the public because
I've also seen countless exam-
ples of the very best of human
nature," Ashley said. "I want my
three children to always be
proud of the work thatlI've done
and to see the truth of the old
adage that in essence says--'all

From page A-2
liquor store, 1106 E. John Sims
Parkway, reported that an
unknown male walked into the
store Oct. 4, took two bottles of
liquor off the shelf and walked out
the door without paying.
* *
A Niceville resident from the
1400 block of Bayshore Drive
reported Sept. 18 that unknown
persons stole a CD/TV player, a
pair of 15-inch stereo speakers, a
stereo amplifier, an iPod, a $150
pair of sun lasses and a cell
phone charger from his vehicle
while it was parked, unlocked, at
the residence.
* *
A landlord reported that
sometime Sept. 17-21 unknown
persons) broke into a mobile
home in the 1000 block of 48th
Street, Niceville, and stole a win-
dow air conditioner,
Investigators determined that the
window unit was pushed into the
home and the burglar(s) then
entered through the window
opening. The air conditioner was
valued at about $150.
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From page A-1

many citizens worried, and result-
ed in Valparaiso filing a federal
lawsuit earlier this year, seeking to
block the F-35 school until noise
and safety issues are addressed.
A member of the F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter (JSF) program
onfce, Navy Cmdr. Patrick Porter,
told the Beacon two years ago that
the jet's impact on local communi-
ties is a function "not only of how
much sound ,Into,-, an engine
generates, but also of the number
of flight operations, time of day of
the operation, weather conditions,
types of flight profiles, etc."
Will a 37-percent reduction in
projected F-35 training operations
mean less jet noise for residents of
Valparaiso and Niceville?
"While we expect reduced
operations will result in reduced
average noise levels, we will not
know by how much until Wyle
Labs completes its noise analysis
for the SEIS," according to a state-
ment released by Eglin spokes-
woman Marie Vanover. "Noise
information will be provided in
the Draft SEIS."

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"I was not part of "If they offered it to
the selection him, I'm sure he
committee, but I'm deserved it."
sure he met the
criteria, which is
why he was
selected. "

"I'd like to know "I can't think of
how he got nomi- anyone less
nated two weeks deserving of the
after his election, award than Obama."
for things he hasn't
yet done. "

"I like the fact that "It's a slap in the
he's giving the money face to everyone
to charity, and I who really deserves
realize that two other it. What has Obama
presidents have actually done?"
received it while in
office. "

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By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Byrne Street, beside the
Citgo gasoline storage facility
on Bayshore Drive in Niceville,
is expected to close for con-
ptuto os at onewatsewa s
month, according to the city
Public Works Department.
Byrne Street links the busy
thoroughfares of Bayshore
Drive and Cedar Avenue.
The closure, expected to last
as long as five months, also will

block the overflow Lion's Park
parking spot in the grassy area
behind the storage facility, said
Public Works Director Bruce
Price. He said many people like
to park their boats and trailers
theee new lift station will
replace two existing lift stations,
at Giuseppi's Restaurant and on
Bayshore Drive.
While the road is closed,
gasoline tanker traffic using the
Citgo fuel depot will be rerouted
down Cedar Avenue to 27th

- . .

"The number of operations is
the number of times one aircraft
crosses the end of one runway and
is used as input for environmental
analysis," according to the fmnal
Environmental Impact Statement
issued by Eglin in October 2008.
A touch-and-go is therefore
counted as two operations,
according to an Eglin spokes-
woman from public affairs.
In 2005, when the 33rd Fighter
Wing was still active with more
than 50 F-15s, there were about
85,000 operations per year at
EglinAir Force Base, according to
base onfcials.
In the fiscal year that ended
Sept. 30, 2008, when the 33rd FW
was beginning its phase out, there
were approximately 73,000 opera-
tions, including about 30,000 mil-
itary operations, 18,000 air carrier
operations and 25,000 general avi-
ation operations, according to
Eglin Public Affairs.
Assuming air carrier and gen-
eral aviation operations remain the
same as in 2008, the addition of
150,000 annual F-35 operations
would total about 193,000 opera-
tions per year--more than twice
as many as in 2005.
The draft SEIS is expected to

be released to the public next
spring, and to be completed by
September 2010.
"Wyle Labs is taking mission
and noise data and constructing
the noise contours," Vanover stat-
ed. "These noise contours will be
provided in the Draft SEIS."
F-35 noise contours provided
by Air Force officials in the 2008
Environmental Impact Statement,
were used by the Pentagon-fund-
ed Joint Land Use Study commit-
tee to recommend that large sec-
tions of Valparaiso be redeveloped
because hundreds of homes were
within noise profiles incompatible
with residential development.
At a EIS "scoping" meeting in
Valparaiso Aug. 27, Valparaiso
resident Bob Bachelor suggested
that recently announced reduced
operations for training F-35 pilots
n ily-hiI sulkcil 11I.I1 pilots with expe-
rienced flying high performance
fighter aircraft such as the F-18
and F-15 make up a large propor-
tion of pilots initially going
through Eglin's F-35 joint training
center during the initial years of
If that is the case, Bachelor
suggested, then F-35 flight opera-
tions might increase after the ini-
tial cadre of experienced pilots are
trained and younger, less experi-
enced onfcers are sent to Eglin to
learn how to fly the F-35.
Increased flying operations for
less experienced pilots could
increase noise levels in future

years, he said.
Asked to comment on
Bachelor's theory, the Eglin public
affairs office issued the following
statement: "The number of hours
the 33rd FW will fly is not affect-
ed by the qualifications of the stu-
dents we train. Flying hours allot-
ted to the 33rd FW are based on
the number of aircraft possessed
and the number of hours funded
per aircraft. Our goal is to fly 100
percent of the hours allotted to the
33rd FW and produce the correct
balance of qualified pilots to sup-
port our national defense strate-
Asked to explain why the Air
Force lowered the number of
operations in the F-35 training
program so dramatically, Vanover
provided the following response
from Eglin officials: "The Air
Force is bedding down a training
system, not just the aircraft, andl
we continue to refine the concept
of operations for the F-35 training
system. The (original
Environmental Impact Statement)
EIS was built with an uncon-
strained availability of aircraft
hours. As we continue to mature
the JSF training concept, we
applied some more accurate plan-
ning factors which decreased our
available flying hours. For exam-
ple, the flying hours for (a single)
Air Force CTOL (Conventional
Take Off and Landing F-35A)
were reduced to 25 hours a

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Knights lose 6th, 54-
Rocky Bayou Christian travelled to Talladega, Ala., Saturday
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54-6 to fall to 0-6 on the season.
The Silent Warriors stopped the Knights on their first posses-
sion, then drove 67 yards for the game's initial score.
The Knights then engineered a 14-play, 80-yard drive, but it
stalled at the Warrior 5-yard line.
Then Joshua Snow, the Silent Warriors' Mr. Everything, took a
reverse for a 95-yard touchdown and a 14-0 ASD lead.
The Knights' score came early in the third quarter after a nine-
play 67-yard drive, cuhninated by James Waldron breaking out of
the wedge for a 27-yard TD scamper.
Team leaders for the Knights were Chris Behnken, who ran 17
times for 80 yards and was three for four passing for 24 yards,
James Waldron, with eight carries for 57 yards and the Knights'
touchdown, Ben Phillips, five runs for 29 yards and tight end
Caleb McCullough, who caught three passes for 38 yards.
Waldron led the Knights defensively with nine tackles and Nathan
McCullough had three solo tackles and one assist.

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Ruckel took over on downs at
the 25-yard line, but fumbled on
the 49.
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The Rams took over the ball,
returning the kickoff nearly to
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seconds left in the first half.
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An excellent kickoff drove the
Panthers deep into their own terri-
tory at the 10-yard line. A three
and out forced them to punt and
the Rams took over at their own
46-yard line. But the Rams also
went three and out and punted, as
Davidson took over on its own 23-
yard line.
Davidson got the first down,
and Taylor Robinson dashed 53
v rds fra ailnth couh 2 n

By Sarah Clauson
Beacon Correspondent
The Eagles stomped the
Mosley Dolphins Friday night, 63-
23, to bring home their first
District 2-4A win of the season.
They entered the game as the top
ranked 4A team in the state and
Certainly lived up to the title.
The kickoff was delayed due to
nasty weather, but the Eagles hit
the soggy field running. In fact,
junior running back Spencer
Pullen scored the first touchdown
of the game with a 68-yard run
within the first minute. It set the
tone for what would be another
high scoring Eagle victory.
As the first of just three district
games, Friday's matchup against
Mosley was an important one. The
Eagles entered the game after a
42-28 victory against Pace High
School. As for Mosley: "They're
good, they're averaging 30 points
a game," Eagle head coach John
Hicks said. "We knew they were
going to get some yards. We didn't
come in here expecting to shut
them out. We probably gave them

er's perfiannance.
Special teams played a huge
role in the game, recovering two
Mosley fumbles that led to touch-
downs for the Eagles, both in the
first half. The first, on a kickoff
return, landed the Eagles on the
27-yard line.
McDonnan handed off to
Kody Williams then blocked for
him as he ran for a 26-yard score,
his second touchdown of the
night. The special teams did it
again, and put the ball on the
Mosley 20-yard line where
McDonnan was able to connect
with Finch, right up through the
middle for aTD pass, Finch's third
score of the half.
Another crucial asset to the
special teams was freshman
Andrew Mitchell who was pro-
moted to fill in for an injured
Taylor Hansen.
The Eagle defense worked
hard to keep the Dolphins from
moving. Perhaps one of the few
weaknesses to the No. 1 ranked
team has been the number of
points it has allowed so far this

More sports, page B-4

a couple plays here and there but
again, we got some turnovers."
Mosley's first possession held
a few big plays and a field goal to
bring the score to 7-3 half way
through the quarter
After the field goal, running
back Roy Finch received the kick-
off and ran the ball back to the
Eagle 44-yard line. The offense
began to really hit its stride as
Finch scored on a carry with less
than two minutes remaining in the
The Eagles worked hard and
committed few mistakes. The
offense, led by quarterback Kyle
McDonnan, did a stellar job at
moving the ball and was able to
make critical completions as the
Dolphins pressured the running
game. McDonnan was nine for
nine and threw for 197 yards.
"They were going to force us to
throw and I thought Kyle threw
the ball as well as he threw it all
year:' Hicks said of the 11th grad-

Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson
Eagle quarterback Kyle MlcDorman unleashes a pass to running back Roy Finch during Friday's
63-23 Niceville drubbing of Mlosley.

season. The team seemed to be off
to a good start against Mosley,
with just one field goal and a kick-
off return touchdown allowed by
the special teams, to put just 10
points on the board for Mosley
during, the first half.
The defense did pretty well
holding Mosley off during, the
second half, but a couple of mis-
steps allowed the Dolphins two
big play touchdowns in the third

But the offense kept racking up
the points, and the yards, with
three more touchdowns during. the
second half. Aaron Moore earned
a 34-yard touchdown with a pass
from McDonnan in the third
quarter and running. back Garrett
Fletcher carried the ball into the
end zone after a quarterback keep-
er by C.J. Scroggins that poised
Fletcher for the score. The ninth
and final touchdown came during
the end of the fourth quarter when

quarterback Steve Strano carried
the ball across the goal line in the
second of two consecutive keep-
The Eagles ended the game
with a whopping 471 yards, 10
completions out of 10 attempts,
and 63 points. After a week off,
they hit the road again Friday,
Oct. 23, to battle district opponent
Fort Walton Beach, who they beat
earlier this season in the Kickoff
Classic by just seven points.

Ruckel quarterback Brandon
Kucera calls an audible as
Zantiago Zamora (51) pre-
pares to go deep during
Thursday's football game
with Davison. Davidson won
the game, 34-6.
Beacon photo
by Danielle Tavano

By Danielle Tavano
Beacon Correspond'ent
The Davidson Panthers easily
beat the Ruckel Rams Thursday
night, dominating the first quarter
by running the ball for a few
and holding
Ruek el
scoreless P;,
the first half.
Ruckel had
moving the
against its Terry Mloore
fonnidable opponent, and scored
only six points in the entire game
to Davidson's 34.
Ruckel won the coin toss and
deferred to the second half, with
Lucas Vandecar kicking. off for
Ruckel. Both Ruckel and
Davidson went three and out on
their first possessions, and the
Rams coudn't g~et a first down in

A short punt gave the Panthers
the ball on the Rams' 30-yard line,
after which Kyle Koontz scored
the first Panther touchdown late in
the first quarter. A two-point con-
version brought the score to 8-0,
where it stayed until the end of the
At the beginning of the second
quarter, Justin Frisby recovered a
Daison iumbl
unable to move the ball. Davidson
blocked the punt mad the bial wa

Danny Thomas. But this time,
Davidson was stopped as the quar-
terback fumbled the snap,
although a teammate recovered
the ball for an eight-yard lOSS.

conversion and the Rams took
over at their own 30-yard line.
But Davidson kept up its
relentless attack as the score stood
at 22-6 at the end of the third quar-
At the beginning of the fourth
quarter, Davidson took over at the
30, eventually scoring yet another
touchdown to bring the score to
28-6 with slightly more than five
minutes left in the game.
After the kickoff, the Rams
committed a personal foul, placing
the ball on their own 11 yard line.
They had to punt from deep in
their own territory, giving the
Panthers the first down at the
Rams' 48 yard line.
Davidson got another first
down at the 35-yard line. Emanuel
Reed scored on a 34-yard run for

Davidson, but the Panthers failed
on a try for a two point conversion.
The Rams took over and got a first
down at the 35 yard line, but it was
too little and too late as the game
ended at 34-6 for the Panthers.
Overall, Ruckel was not able to
get a consistent drive together to
score against Davidson, which
Rams head coach Terry Moore
described as "an extremely talent-
ed team, well-coached, and with
good players who perfiann well in
every situation."
At the same time, Moore said,
"our team played extremely hard.
(Davidson) came out with the atti-
tude that they were going to win'
and we just ran into an extremely
talented football team."
The loss brought the Rams'
record to 3-3.


Niceville tops Mosley, 63-23, in district game

Racks up 471 yards in huge offensive display iI1ql

Ram gridders fall to Davidson

Law Of~fice of





From page A-1
Doucet got his figures from the
Okaloosa County Property
Appraiser. The Property
Appraiser keeps track of all city
parcels so he can accurately value
property subject to taxation, and
assign the resulting revenue to the
property taxing jurisdiction. It
wouldn't do, for instance, to have
property in unincorporated areas
owing taxes to the city of
Niceville Building Inspector
Don Baccadutre ventured that the
city includes about 7.3 square
miles (about 4,672 acres.) He said
he based that estimate on a census
report he saw a few years ago.
The Beacon also asked a coun-
ty official what Okaloosa County's
Geographic Information System
(GIS) shows as the area inside
Niceville city limits. GIS com-
bines data from a variety of
sources, including satellite and
other high-tech records, creating a
digitized map product that
includes many layers of inf orma-
The county's system shows the
city of Niceville contains 3,878.01
acres, or about 6.0594 square
miles, according to GIS technician
Kim Steel.
Wikipedia, the Web-based,
user-defmned encyclopedia, asserts
that the city of Niceville has a total
area of 11.3 square miles, includ-
ing 10.9 square miles of land and
about 1.4 square miles of water.
Niceville City Planner Wanda
Cruttenden said the city is 10.92
square miles in area (about 6,989
acres). She got her information
from the U.S. Census Bureau,
based on the 2000 census.
Census figures, including land
area, are calculated every 10 years,
and updated annually between
census years. According to
Census Bureau Web site
since 1990 the bureau has used a
computer-readable geographic
database to automate the geo-
graphic activities needed to sup-
port census measurements--for
example, to calculate the average
number of inhabitants per square
mile of land. Land area, according

From page A-1
from a small waterfront building
near Willingham's house off John
Sims Parkway, is in an R-2 multi-
family residential zone that does
not allow commercial uses such as
-An independent water meter
required for commercial building
structures does not exist at the
business. The city code requires
separate connections for each sep-
arate unit and the payment of
water and sewage fees. One-time
sewage tap fees, for example, cost
about $3,300 in Valparaiso.
-Scott wrote that he could
find no evidence that Willingham
had ever obtained required build-
ing permits needed to construct
the business, including those for
plumbing, mechanical and electri-
cal contractors, and which are
"especially important in commer-
cial enterprises that assume the
responsibility for the safety, health
and welfare of consumers."
--Improper signs.
"Due to the extent of the viola-
tions and the obvious relationship
of the owner with the city, I am not
comfortable with renewing this
license without seeking code com-
pliance or commissioner interven-
tion," Scott, who took office in
August, wrote in his letter to
Willingham appeared before
the Valparaiso City Commission
Mondaywnight, c plaining ve""

"aggressive approach" in code
Willingham argued that a city
zoning map that has been used by
past administrators and other city
officials shows his property as
being in a C-1 commercial zone,
not the R-2 zone Scott contends.
He also said city officials agreed
in 2005 to let his seafood business
open without separate water and
sewer meters. Instead,
Willingham said, provisions were
made to charge added water and
sewer fees consistent wth business
use to Willingham's residential

meillingham also said no build-
in e is wew s eedsed me 20
from an existing building.
Willingham said the adminis-
trator doesn't have the power to
hold up a business license over



U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau map includes 11.3 square miles inside the
Niceville city limits (light area), including part of Boggy Bayou
and part of the Eglin reservation.

to the Census Bureau, is calculat-
ed from the boundaries recorded
by legal entities in the agency's
geographic database~ntities
such as states, counties and
Based on the 1990 census,
Niceville had an area of 10.6
square miles (about 6,784 acres).
By the 2000 census, the city had
grown to 10.92 square miles of
land (about 6,988.8 acres), plus
0.41 square miles of water, or a
total of 11.3 square miles (about
7,232 acres.) The Census
Bureau's database records "inter-
mittent water" and "glacier" as
land area, so land areas may differ
from information displayed on
census maps.
Confused yet?
An on-line Census Bureau
map called "2009 Boundary and
Annexation Survey (BAS):
Niceville city, FL," includes the
eastern half of Boggy Bayou as
well as a sizable chunk of land
north of College Boulevard, on the
Eglin Air Force Base reservation.
Cruttenden said the city limits
of Niceville indeed include a large
area of the Eglin reservation,
extending nearly two miles north
of College Boulevard roughly
between the eastern edge of the

Northwest Florida State College
and Turkey Creek. The city
includes the eastern half of Boggy
Bayou, from the mouth of Turkey
Creek south nearly two miles.
Cruttenden said even though
the city has no control over devel-
opment and cannot collect taxes
on Air Force-owned Eglin reserva-
tion or state-owned Boggy Bayou,
those areas were included in the
city limits when Niceville incor-
porated in 1938.
Niceville, of course, can also
be described in ways other than
the area included in the city limits.
According to the U.S. Postal
Service, for example, Niceville's
ZIP Code, 32578, includes not
only incorporated areas, but also
large unincorporated areas such as
Bluewater Bay, some of whose
inhabitants think they indeed live
in the city.
The Niceville ZIP Code even
crosses the county line and
includes a few miles of Walton
County along Highway 20 (Villa
Tasso and part of Choctaw
Beach.) But that's another story.
So maybe it's understandable,
that even Niceville city officials
can't say exactly how big the city
is today, and how much bigger it
will be if it annexes 1,100 acres.

alleged code violations after city
officials previously agreed to such
For the past several years, the
Valparaiso Police Department has
been responsible for enforcing
city land development codes after
the city commission dismissed a
civilian code enforcement officer
in an economy move. The police
department has been very active in
enforcing code violations in resi-

dential areas for such violations as
abandoned cars and uncut lawns.
Police Chief Joe Hart, howev-
er, said Monday the job was not a
goo~d fit for police officers who
often don't have the expertise to
enforce code violations in local
businesses. Hart said the city's
administrator is more familiar
with the city's land development
codes as well as handling permits
and business licenses.



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By Stacie Mlorgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Winning a $5,000 grant from
the National Defense Industrial
Association has given all the
students, grades 5-8, at Lewis
Middle School a push in the
direction of learning about
careers in the math and science
"You've got to start slow and
get a good solid foundation,"
said Lewis Principal Billy
Mikel, responsible for initiating
the integration of the Science
Te hnlll-c.~~ Engineering &
Math (STEM) program into the
school's curriculum.
STEM is a collaborative pre-
engineering program which
works with universities and/or
local engineering businesses to
engage students in research,
career discovery, hands-on engi-
neering projects, and field trips
dealing with math and science.
Engineers from Eglin Air Force

AkJimmyAE Bar erlas
Jimmy E. Barger has graduated
from the Air Tramei Control
Operations Apprentice Course
at Keesler Air Force Base,
Biloxi, Miss '
The course is designed to
train students to control enroute
and terminal air traffe by use of
visual, radar, and non-radar
means at air traffic control
tower facilities. Students learn
aircraft identification and to ini-
tiate and issue air tranfc control
clearances, instructions and
advisories to ensure the safe,
orderly and expeditious flow of
air traffic operating under
instrument and visual flight
ru e.
Barger is assigned to the

Sqadro oht eSnSu sMissile
Range, N.M.
He is the son of Steve E. and
Sheryl A. Barger of Bayshore
Drive, Niceville.
The airman is a 2005 gradu-
ate of Niceville High School.
William L. Trotman
Marine Corps Cpl. William
L. Trotman, a 2007 graduate of
Freeport High School, Freeport,
recently graduated from Marine
Security Guard School with the
Marine Secruity Guard
Detachment, U.S. Embassy,
Stockholm, Sweden,
Washington, D. C.
During the course, Trotman
was taught the organization and
functioning. of the State
Department's foreign service,
protection of classified material,
interior guard duty, protocol,
etiquette and ceremonial func-
tions, locks and safes, fire pre-
vention, and identification of
bombs and incendiary devices.
Trotman joined the Marine
Corps in Sept. 2007.
Anthony J. Mlello
Air Force Airman 1st Class
Anthony J. Mello graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in military
discipline and studies, Air Force
core values, physical fitness,
and basic warfare principles and
Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits toward
an associate in applied science
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Mark and
Jeanne Mello of Kildare Circle,

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how to pour concrete, not sand."
Though the STEM program
is originally meant to focus on
math and science only, Lewis
Middle school educators have
taken the program a step further
by including the students' lan-
guage arts and social studies
classes as well.
"If students can leamn the
technical writing aspects of
recording findings and also
make the connection between
their analysis and how it may
have affected different countries,
than they're getting a well-
rounded experience," said
Mikel. "For example if they're
learning about using titanium
for some project, they'll study
what countries titanium can be
found in and what type of eco-
nomic impact the exporting. of
titanium might have on that

Please see PROGRAM, page B-6

Base, as well as companies such
as Raytheon will meet with stu-
dents before each STEM project
in a question-answer session. All
projects are tied into Sunshine
State Standards, said Mikel.
According to information
provided by Lewis Middle
School, the U.S. demand for sci-
entists and
Engineers is
expectedd to
increase at
~four times
the rate of
all other
you get an
Billy Mlikel degree," said
Mikel "it
teaches you how to learn. I think
this program will make our kids
stronger and will give them the
opportunity to do great things
with their lives. It'll teach them

Beacon photos by Stacie Morgan
From left, Jorden Holland, Niceville, Lauren Barsky, Niceville and Mlicayla Remar, Valparaiso, all
students in Cindy Jannazo's eighth grade science class, begin one of their first science labs in
Lewis Mliddle School's new STEMI program.

By Diana Rowe
Special to the Beacon
Twenty-five years after he
started the first Concerto
Competition, John Leatherwood,
conductor emeritus of the
Northwest Florida Symphony
Orchestra at Northwest Florida
State College, is still excited
about the students he meets who
have been selected to compete.
Leatherwood talks about the
great opportunity for young aspir-
mng musicians to experience com-
petition, "which is good for char-
acter development"' and flashes a
warm smile when talking about
students "being recognized for
their hard work and talent.
This year's competition will
take place Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. in
the Tyler Recital Hall of the
Pef:-cg rt e-tems ...
It is free and open to the public.

Four of the 10 finalists this
year are from Okaloosa County.
They are Monica Siang,
Madeline Siang, John Sung and
Samantha Hom.
The program gives students in
more than 30 counties in
Northern Florida the opportunity
to win substantial awards by
competing in three age levels:
middle school, high school and
college. The students must send a
DVD of their work to the music
department at the college, where
Jeffrey Rink, conductor of the
NFSO, and Lois Van Dam, music
teacher at the college, select 10
semifmnalists who compete in per-
The competition and prizes
and sponsored by the Northeast
Florida Symphony Guild, whose

Walton and Okaloosa counties.

Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Before a group of about 200 lawmen and others, Rebecca Bussman, co chair of the Okaloosa-Walton
Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, presents the Shining Light Award to the widows of slain
Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies Warren "Skip" York, left, and Burt Lopez, as Deputy J. D. Peacock
watches. The award recognized the deputies for their efforts in eliminating domestic violence.

400 learned howr to combat

dOMEStie vEOlence sGel'y

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
On the heels of the shooting
deaths of two Okaloosa County
deputies this spring, approximate-
ly 400 people attended free train-
ing sessions on domestic violence
held in Niceville Thursday and
Deputies Burt Lopez, 45, and
Warren "Skip" York, 45, were
gunned down April 25, 2009,
when the deputies attempted to
arrest 28-year-old Joshua William
Cartwright on a domestic vio-
lence charge. The two lawmen
used a stun gun that knocked
Cartwright to the ground at a
north county gun range, but the
suspect came up shooting with a
gun that was apparently con-

cealed from the two deputies.
Cartwright was killed in a hail
of gunfire after he fired his
weapon after his vehicle was
stopped near DeFuniak Springs
after running over spike strips
lawmen had laid on the road.
The deaths of Lopez and York
highlighted the dangers to law
enforcement onfcers and other
professionals who are often
called to deal with domestic vio-
lence situations, said Rebecca
Bussman, co-chair of the
Okaloosa-Walton Domestic
Violence Coordinating Council.
Their deaths were the reason the
two days of training was offered
this year, she said.
The training was aimed at
making domestic violence calls

safer for lawmen and other pro-
fessionals, such as mental health
counselors, family and children's
advocates or others who may
become involved in domestic vio-
lence situations in the perform-
ance of their duties. About half
the 400 attendees were law
enforcement onfcers.
Mark Wynn, a former police
offcer and a nationally renowned
trainer on domestic violence, was
the main speaker at both training
Please see 400 page B-6

The organizers of the
Orange Fest, scheduled for
Friday, Oct. 31, are seeking
donated candy.
A community festival spon-
sored by area churches, Rocky
Bayou Christian School and
hosted by the First Baptist
Church and First United
Methodist of Niceville.

Bags of "kid friendly"
candy (no hard candies such as
Jolly Ranchers, Peppermint
Rounds, Lifesavers, etc.) can
be brought to the Orange Fest
boxes located in either
church's sanctuary or church
office, or the Methodist
Children's Building by Sunday,
Oct. 25.

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Lewis chorus elects officers
The recently elected officers of Lewis Mliddle School's Chorus are, from left: sitting, Gilda Vargas,
library assistant; Lauren Barsky, library; Mlary Davis, media assistant; Stella Kim, secretary and
Brittany Holland, president; standing, Greg Mlanley, vice-president, and Courtney Cole, media. Not
pictured is Mlicayla Remar, library assistant. Shirley Andrews is chorus director.

Beacon photo by Kenneth Books

IMu Alpha Theta elects officers
Rocky Bayou Christian School's Mlu Alpha Theta Club has announced its officers for the
2009-2010 school year: From left: front, chaplain, Glory Allen (11th grade); secretary, Sophia
Kim (12th); vice president, Jessica Mlaney (12th); rear, president, Harrison Kim (12th) and
treasurer, Joseph Sung (11th). These officers, elected in Mlay, began their duties with the first
meeting, held Sept. 21. Mlu Alpha Theta is a National math honor club. Rocky Bayou's Mlu
Alpha Theta club focuses on preparations for math competitions, service to the community,
and training students to serve Christ with all of their talents.

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Mike A. Neal
Feb. 23, 1951-Sept. 30, 2009
Mike A. Neal has passed
away at the age of 58. He was
born in Abingdon, Va., to
Mother, Mayme R. Neal,
deceased, and Father, A. B. Neal,
He worshipped at Cleveland
Presbyterian Church in
Abingdon. He was a graduate of
Tennessee University and a
teacher who was well loved by
his students in Tennessee.
He enjoyed fishing, baseball,
and Tennessee College football.
He retired as a labor consultant
and lived in the Niceville and
Milton areas for the past 12 years
with his wife, Rebecca M. Neal,
and two stepdaughters, Andrea
D. and Gwendolynn M. He is
also survived by his son, Jon
Neal, Virginia.; and his brother,
Sam Neal, California.
A private viewing was held
Oct. 2 in the Milton area.

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NHS band

earns top
The Niceville High School Eagle
Pride Mlarching Band performed
in the 2009 Southeastern State
Marching Band Festival at the
University of Troy, Ala., Oct. 3
and received top scores in all
areas of judging: music, march-
ing, drum majors, percussion,
majorettes, and color guard.
Receiving the awards are senior
band leadership members, from
left: front, Kevin Mlurray, Taylor
Walters, Aleksa KastI and
Andrea Kovacs; rear, Lucy
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One hundred fifty-five stu-
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Board in recognition of their
exceptional achievement on the
college-level Advanced
Placement Program exams.
NHS students took AP Exams in
May after completing challeng-
ing college-level courses. The
College Board recognizes sever-
al levels of achievement based
on the student's performance on
AP exams.
"Students and teachers at
NHS never cease to amaze me,
said Christy McInnis, assistant
principal for Curriculum and
Instruction at NHS. "They con-
tinue to strive for excellence
right down to the fmnal days of
the school year leading up to the
AP exams. The increasing num-
bers of students participating in
AP courses certainly shows our
students' level of commitment

toward their education and their
desire to attend college."
Forty-five students qualified
for the AP Scholar with
Distinction Award by earning an
average grade of at least 3.5 on
all AP Exams taken, and grades
of 3 or higher on five or more of
these exams.
Thirty students qualified for
the AP Scholar with Honor
Award by earning an average
grade of at least 3.25 on all AP
Exams taken, and grades of 3 or
higher on four or more of these
Eighty students qualified for
the AP Scholar Award by com-
pleting three or more AP Exams,
with grades of 3 or higher.
NHS offers 27 AP courses. In
May 2009, 711 students took
1,385 exams. Most of the
nation's colleges and universi-
ties award credit, advanced
placement, or both based on
successful performance on the

AP Exams. More than 1,400
institutions award a full year's
credit (sophomore standing) to
students presenting a sufficient
number of qualifying grades.
Mathew Abbott, Samuel
Adams, Kenneth Akins, Sylvia
Amos, Jessica Andrews, Patrick
Bagby, Olivia Bascom, Shelby
Baumgartner, Erica Bloor, Fawn
Bolak, Hanna Bowen, Natasha
Braget, Rose Bridges, Damian
Browning-Smith, Steven
Calhoun, Jason Case, Devon
Caulkins, Benjamin Clark
Matthew Cloyd, Lucy Cockrum,
Jason Conner, Kaitlin Davis'
Tristan Eason, Jordan Ezell,
Scott Fleischman, Jordan
Gaddis, Michael Haney
Mckenna Hansen, Lauren
Hayes, Cody Heitman, Sean
Heamn, Avery Helms, Montana
Hobbs, Nicole Jackson, Emily
Jacobs, Eric Jones, Samantha

Jorissen, Alyssa Kittell,
Angeline Lenz, Tess Likens,
Brittany McClintock, Connor
Mckelvey, Katherine Merts,
William Morgan, Alan Nardo'
Shiena Marie Normand, Emily
Parsons, Mallory Parsons,
David Partain, Shreyans Patel,
Audrey Peterson, Amanda Pike,
Jacob Pratt, Andrew Pugliese,
Aline Rackley, Elizabeth
Rahmes, Mathew Reid, Ryan
Riggs, James Rood, Justin
Santasier, Krista Schumacher,
Michelle Sheridan, Emilee
Shuman, Michelle Sinicrope,
Robert Smith, Hayley Spivey,
Alec Stanton, Carla Staton,
Mark Stiles, Sarah Talty, Jenna
Testa, Chelsey Thorpe, Seth
Turner, Sarah Wainwright,
Kaitlin Weeks, Reed White'
Michael Whitfield, Michael
Williams, John Yourick, Kacey
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Johnson, Amber Jurgensen,
Brian Kane, William Karcher,
Brad Koszuta, Jonathan Lemoel,
Shannon Marlow, Briana
Marquardt, L~ogan McDonald,
Gregory A. Mitchell, Steven J.
Mitchell, Hannah Needleman,
Rhamah Norris, Sean Payne,
Erik Peterson, David Riffle,
Jared Schwantz, Connor
Settlemire, Amelia Shermer,
Alex Smailes, Kalena
Thomhave, Ethan Utt, Kinsey
West, Melissa Whitworth,
Alexandra Zims.
N 8tiOnal Scholar
Heather Caulkins, Kyle
Fontaine, Brian Kane, William
Karcher, Gregory A. Mitchell,
Jared Schwantz.

Anthony Abel, Charles
Agnew, Desiree Babin, Mark
Barrett, Brandon Curriston,
Willian Davis, Ryan DeCarlis,
Christopher Dugre, Noah
Dutram, Barry Dylewski, Karly
Hicks, Jeremy Hsiang, Kendra
Keen, Joshua Lane, Lauren
Markowski, Shawn McDorman,
Cynthia Milum, Alan Morell,
Kevin Murray, John Ott,
Nicholas Sarra, Megan Scanlan,
Carolyn Smith, Halee Sommer,
Alec Spaulding, Jamila Stanley,
Taylor Tiahrt, Katie Wilson,
John Wohleber, Joseph Young.
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Michael Christakos, Chase
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Jonathan Duckworth, Allison

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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. Gug~liemino, Jeremy
C. Hsiang and Amelia K.
Shermer will now have an
opportunity to
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finalist level of the competition.
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be announced beginning April


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golf tourney

Entry fee includes
food, prizes, more
The Eagles' baseball pro-
gram will host its annual
fundraising golf tournament on
Thursday, Nov. 12, at 12:30
p.m. at the Rocky Bayou
Country Club in Rocky Bayou
Estates in Niceville.
Entry for a four-person team
is $350 and includes food,
prizes, putting green and driv-
ing rang~e. There will be room
for only 36 teams, so reserva-
tions should be made early.
To sponsor a team or feature
a business with a sign on one of
the greens, contact committee
members Jim Phillips,
830-3023, or Mike Wells,, 897-22


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Rocky shuts out Central
Rocky Bayou Christian School's Monnie Johnson goes high in
the air for a spike against Central in their volleyball game
Thursday. The Knight (10-5) took the match, three games to none.

Save for Lewis
Portia Rodgers dives to save a point for Lewis in the Falcons'
volleyball game against Mleigs Wednesday, Oct. 7. Lewis (7-0)
won the game, 3-1.

Eagle spikes
Niceville junior Kristen Koch spikes the ball over Crestview
defenders during the Mlonday, Oct. 6, volleyball match. The
Eagles (14-0) won the match in straight sets.

Local MWOPS momns visit Nash ville
The First Baptist Church Niceville MIOPS (Mlothers Of PreSchoolers) group went to Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 24-27, for the annual
MIOPS Convention, with preschool moms from all over the U.S. From left: Jennifer Costa (MIOPS coordinator), Carol Wise (men-
tor mom), Whitney Fowler and Stephanie Carmical Floyd. Any mother of a preschooler in the community is welcome to come to
MIOPS, the second Friday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at First Baptist Church Niceville. MIOPS gatherings include
food, fellowship, guest speaker, devotion and crafts.



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Don Selby, founder of Sharing
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speaker at the
Sharing and
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F held for the
Oct. 2 at the
Nice ville
Don Shelby Cne.
The event drew more than 70
past and current Sharing and
Caring volunteers from the
American Legion, the Kiwanis
Club, several area churches, the
Twin Cities Women's Club, the
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Thomas; Pat Torre; Diane
Tillman; Dick Underwood; Jim
Vohs; Barbara Wellman; Jan
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Upcoming blood drives
Oct. 16, VWF DeFuniak Springs,
2:30 -6:30 p.m.
Oct. 17, Seaside, noon-5 p.m.
Oct. 18, First United Methodist
Church, Crestview, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. ;
Mullet Festival,
Niceville, 10 a.m.-6
Oct. 19, Santa
Rosa Pharmacy,
Twin Center Loop,
Santa Rosa Beach, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oct. 20, South Walton High
School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Christmas crafters sought
Niceville Community Guild is
looking for crafters for its annual
Christmas Craft Show Dec. 4, 4-9
p~. nte 0 r 1itCenter. B oth
or $35 for 8-by-10-foot spaces. This is
a one-day event in conjunction with
the Christmas Festival. Food vendors
are also being sought to participate in
the festival in 10- by-10-foot outdoor
spaces. Contact Connie Naftel,
678-7595; or e-mail for more
mnfo and application.
Scrabble at the library
Do you enjoy playing Scrabble?
Niceville Pbublic

up wi h cra bl
boards for the
adult community
to play and enjoy

The meeting will be held at the
University of West Florida/NWFSC
Joint Campus Auditorium on Martin
Luther King Boulevard, Fort Walton
Beach Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Info: 678-1561 or 651-3040.
Evolution lecture set
The Mattie Kelly Cultural and
Environmental Institute at Northwest
Florida State College will present
"Evolution and Extinction in the
Fossil Record" Oct. 16 with IX. Jon
Bryan, an NWFSC professor of earth
science and oceanography. The regu-
lar 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.
Mullet Festival
The 33rd annual Boggy Bayou
Mullet Festival will take place Oct.

Please see CALENDAR, page B-7

From page B-1

sessions. Among. the training tools
Wynn employed were video reen-
actments of domestic violence
calls that resulted in death to
responding lawmen. While graph-
ic in its depiction, the videos pro-
vided an opportunity to discuss
how the situations could have
been more safely handled.
The widows of the two slain
Okaloosa County deputies,
Michelle Lopez and Janel York,
posthumously accepted the
Shining Light Award at
Thursday's training session. The
award, which recognizes people
for their efforts in eliminating
domestic violence, was presented
by Bussman and Capt. J.D.
Peacock of the Okaloosa County
Sheriffs Office.

From page B-1
Math teacher Lu Morris
explained that one week during
each nine-week period, students
will spend time participating in
STEM lab projects/experiments
but will spend the day prior to
labs with
from Eglin
and other
speakers will
motivate the
Lu Mlorris kids before

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Holy Euc st 8 a~m. :30 a.m.
Cristian 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
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Sunday Morning Services
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10:00 Family Communion Service
Ministries provided for children,
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Wednesday Night Student Ministry
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The Rev. Fr. Gregory Mashburn, Rector

Niceville Church of God

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Sunday School .. .. .. ..9:45 a.m.
Worship .. .. .. .. .. ..10:45 a.m.
Wednesday .. .. .. .. ...7:00 p.m.
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on Wednesday, Oct. 14 and 28, begin-
ning at 9:30 a.m. Info or to reserve a
seat, as prior registration is required:
'Adam, Eve Diaries' set
The Northwest Florida State
College production of Mark Twain's
'"The Diaries of Adam and Eve" will
be presented at the Sprint Theater, the
smaller of the two venues at the col-
lege's Mattie Kelly Arts Center Oct.
14-17, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10
for youth 18 and younger.
Call 729-6000.
CAC plans open house
The Emerald Coast Children's
Advocacy Center will celebrate 12
years of service to abused children in
Okaloosa and Walton counties on Oct.
The Open House Birthday Party is
open to the public, 4-6 p.m. The
Center is located at 401 McEwen
Drive in Niceville. Sean Dietrich of
Sinfonia will provide the entertain-
ment and refreshments will be served.
Staff will be on hand for tours of
the center and anyone interested in
volunteering may apply. Info: Jen
Floro 833-9237, ext. 283.
Adventure Club bike ride
Thursday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., bike
ride in the Sandestin
Resort/Subdivision, east of Destin.

Bayside Tennis
Facility. Supper
after the ride at a
nearby restaurant. B~
Honcho: Bruce
Blackwelder (301-9452).
Health care panel
The October meeting of the
Okaloosa County Democratic
Women's Club will be a panel discus-
sion on the health care issue. Panelists
will include a physician, a health
insurance agent anad(OaF me Thr o

will present their position on the cur-
rent health care system and suggested
changes from their perspective.


Beacon photo by Stacie Morgan
Dylan Estep, Ryan Delevy, Romeo Blackmon and Reagan Hobbs, all of Valparaiso and students
in Cyndi Jannazo's eighth grade science class, begin one of their first labs in Lewis Mliddle
School's new STEMI program.

they start their projects," said
Morris. "After they do lab work
they'll go into their math classes
and analyze and interpret what
they learned in science. Then in
their language arts classes they'll
learn how to write up their
reports as well as keep journals
through it all. In social studies,
they'll learn where to find the
resources projects might need or
the best countries in which to do
them. Lastly, they'll go on field
trips to see first hand how it all
works together."
Included in Lewis' STEM
program, but not limited to, will
be topics on the earth, space,
physics, chemistry, the environ-
ment and the nature of science

and research. These topics will
tie in with the real-world occupa-
tions of aerospace engineering,
geologists, mechanical and
chemical engineering and all
types of research occupations.
The students' first lab
involves learning the proper way
to measure and weigh.
"This is really helping me,"
said Noah Phillips, a student in
Cindy Jannazo's eighth grade
science class. "I'm learning how
to calculate in grams and to prop-
erly use a balance."
"We're really prepared to go
full bore with this program," said
Mikel. "When I checked this pro-
gram out I really couldn't find a
down side to it."

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

*BIble Study 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
* WOr~hlip 9:00 and 10:30 a~m.
* Pastor's Study 5:30 pm.


Worship Seri t: id 119:30 AIM .19 4:30-G:SlfYPM

Pastor: On II Willlllip~ iradual f the Mlalter's Seminary)

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.


L""" '~~~ e-~ ~S~~~ rViC n
Dr. Haywood Day, Pastor www.bluewaterbaptist~org
Located just past BW Elementary 4580 Range Road



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Performers include Blake
Shelton Saturday night, Chuck
Wicks Friday night and Doctor
Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster
Friday and Saturday.
Several local church groups will
perform Sunday afternoon.
Closing out the festival will be
Billy Ray Cyrus.
Info: and link
to the Mullet Festival.
Creek cleanup canoe trip
Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship of the Emerald Coast
will hold its annual Turkey Creek
Fall Clean-up canoe trip Saturday,
Oct. 17. All are welcome to partici-
pate. The group will meet at the
Fellowship Hall at the corner of
John Sims Parkway and North
Bayshore Drive at 9 a.m., and car
pool to the starting point.
Info: Jim Calumbo, 678-2506,
or Chris Larson, 651-0392.
Adventure Club bike ride
Saturday., Oct. 17, 10 a.m., bike
ride in Milton on the Blackwater
Heritage Rails-to-Trails path. Meet
at the trailhead on Highway 87
North, behind the Truly Spokin'
Bicycle Shop. Lunch after the nide
at a nearby restaurant. Honcho: Pat




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Irish Dance show slated
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17, 3 p.m. The
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'Smart discipline' seminar
The nationally acclaimed
"Smart Discipline for Parents
Seminar" will be presented
Monday, Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m. at St.
Paul Lutheran Church. This fun-
filled, information-packed, two-
hour seminar is based on the best-
sellmng book "Smart Discipline" and
will be presented by the author, Dr.
Larry Koenig. The program has

men's Center marks 12th year
Coast Children's Advocacy Center will celebrate 12 years of serv-
hildren in Okaloosa and Walton counties on Oct. 15. The Open
Party is open to the public, 4-6 p.m. The Center is located at 401
SNiceville. Sean Dietrich of Sinfonia will provide the entertainment
ts will be served. Staff will be on hand for tours of the center and
ed in volunteering may apply. Info: Jen Floro 833-9237, ext. 283.



been featured on PBS, NPR and in
Parents Magazine.
Tickets are $15 per person or
$25 per couple. Info: 678-1298 or
Adventure Club bike ride
Tuesday, Oct. 20,, 4 p.m., bike /M
ride in the Tiger Pointe/Gulf Breeze
area. Meet at the Gulf Islands
National Seashore Visitors Center
on Hwy. 98 in Gulf Breeze. Supper
after the ride at a nearby restaurant. 1
Honcho: Nancy Fremgen (850-
Oil painting training
Come to the Heritage Museum
of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview
Ave., Valparaiso, and learn the art of
oil painting on Tues., Oct. 20, 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist Jane Graupp is
a certified instructor of the Bob
Ross technique. Each participant
will create "A Day at the Beach" oil
painting and leave the class with a
completed piece of art. $30 or $25
for museum members. Supplies not
included. Info:
678-2615. Childr~
Library sets Wii for adults
Wii isn't only for the young; it is The Emerald (
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children and grandchildren with House Birthday
your talents and skill. Niceville MlcEwen Drive in
Library Program Room, Tues., Oct. and refreshment
20, 9:30 a.m.
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