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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 28, 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.
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Volume ID: VID00076
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Beacon photo by Norman Wolf
Eagle wide receiver Kody Williams slips a tackle during Friday's football game at Fort
Walton Beach High School. Niceville High School won the district game, 36-13, to remain
undefeated. See page A-10.

Charge dismissal

won't affect search

for college chief

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
The recent dismissal by a Tallahassee circuit
judge of a perjury charge and much of an offi-
cial-misconduct charge against former
Northwest Forida State College president Jame~s -
R. Richburg won't affect the college's search for
a new president, a senior college official said.
Richburg's indictment on the two charges by a
Tallahassee grand jury and subsequent arrest on
two felony charges by District 2 State Attomney James R.
Willie Meggs April 17 was followed by his Richburg
Please see DISMIISSAL, page A-9

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A 1,100-acre tract that has
been proposed for development
in Niceville is expected to bene-
fit from construction of a
planned highway linking the
Mid-Bay Bridge and State
Highway 85.
The landowner, Niceville
development company Ruckel
Properties, has been closely fol-
lowing progress of the 10-mile
connector road under construc-
tion by the Mid-Bay Bridge
Authority, according to Jeffrey

McInnis, a lawyer for the com-
A future link of the highway
will flank two sides of the 1.7-
square-mile parcel, which is east
of Forest Road and north of
Rocky Bayou Drive. The devel-
opment plan, when filed, will
take advantage of the new trans-
portation artery, said McInnis,
who represents Ruckel
Properties, which last month
asked the city of Niceville to
annex the unincorporated proper-
ty and zone it for development.
Please see BRIDGE, page A-6

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A drop in price of petroleum-
based asphalt, and less construc-
tion during the current economic
slowdown, are good news for cit-
izens who travel over Valparaiso
cty streets
ciThe city expected to use about
$750,000 in borrowed money this
year to resurface sections of eight
streets, totaling approximately
14,000 linear feet.
Now city officials are looking
to expand their resurfacing plans
by about 25 percent.
The city plans to pay to resur-

face the roads using a portion of
$3 million the city borrowed
through a bond issued in January
2007 for a cable-TV system
upgrade. The cable upgrade orig-
inally envisioned proved too
expensive, and the city scaled it
back. About $750,000 not need-
ed for the cable upgrade was
transferred to the streets budget.
"We're paying our own way,"
said Tom Miller, the city's streets
commissioner. Bids were opened
Oct. 7.
"The pricing was extremely

Please see VALP., page A-6

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The Okaloosa County seal shows two F-15

Okaloosa County's current county seal is a sand
dollar depicting two F-15s flying over a beach
scene at sunset or sunrise.
Jannazo suggested that the warplanes on the

Please see SEAL, page A-7

By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
It's not every day a 12-year-old boy is
quoted in an address on the U.S. Senate floor.
Joshua Mailho, of Niceville, a seventh
grader at Destin Middle School, was so quot-
ed earlier this month. The honor grew out of a

project his parents handed him after he
watched President Barack Obama's Sept. 8
nationwide televised speech to schoolchildren
on the virtues of accepting responsibility and
staying in school.
Joshua's mother, Christine Mailho, said she
encouraged the boy to watch Obama's speech,
so long as she watched it with him. So, she
kept him home from school that day.
"We did not want Joshua to be subjected to
political campaigning without our voices and
opinions being heard before, during or after
whatever was going to be said," Mrs. Mailho
But she didn't want her son to consider his
"day off" from school a holiday. So she gave
him some homework: Research the "situation
our economy is in" and write government
officials about his views on the subject.
"I think he was amazed at what he found,"
Mrs. Mailho said.
In a letter to three U.S. senators, four U.S.
representatives, and the president, Joshua stat-
ed: "So far, the debt held by the public today,
9/8/09, at 11 a.m., is ahnost at $7.5 trillion!!!"
Joshua's research so impressed Florida's
newest U.S. Senator, Republican George
LeMieux, that he called the middle schooler
to ask if it was all right to quote the letter in
Please see BOY'S, page A-2

Beacon photo by Stacie Morgan
Joshua Mailho, 12, of Niceville, wrote this let-
ter to Sen. George LeMieux about the bal-
looning national debt. LeMieux quoted the
letter in his maiden Senate speech Oct. 21.

New bridge highway

expected to benefit

Niceville tract

Eagles defeat Vikings

Valparaiso acts

to boost repaving

Asphalt costs plummet

TmeB t0 up day

county seal?

F-15 wing no longer

f 16S ffom Eg lin
By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
It has been two months since the storied 33rd
Fighter Wing's last three F-15s left Eglin's runways
to make way for the military's newest fighter, the
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
An Okaloosa County commissioner thinks the
county should keep up with the times.
coul iss hum foen the21st centuy, and our
ComnissionerJohn Jannazo.

One voice is heard

Boy's letter is read to Senate


Sleepy Hollow may have the
Headless Horseman, but
Niceville has Frank Balsley, rider
of the **Great Pumpkin." Balsley,
65. said his unusual motorcycle
was a 2002 Honda Goldwing
which he had customized as a
three-wheeler. The Air Force vet-
eran and Eglin civil service
retiree, who has cycled nation-
wide with his wife, Peggy, said
his daughter, apparently a
"Peanuts" fan, christened it The
Great Pumpkin after being
amused by its bright orange

Page A-2

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


From page A-1
the new lawmaker's maiden
Senate speech, which hedlvrd
nct 21
"I was nervous when he
called to talk to me," Joshua
said. "I couldn't believe I was
talking to a senator. I think I was
kind of quiet when I was on the
phone and I wasn't sure what to
say. But he asked me why I
wrote the letter and if I minded
if he read part of it to the Senate.

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By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
The Okaloosa County
Commission is considering a
proposal to switch to a "charter"
form of government for the coun-
ty. The commission asked to
hear a staff report on the issue
Nov. 3 before deciding whether
to pursue the idea.
The charter idea, which could
change county government in
significant ways, was discussed
during a county commission
meeting Oct. 20 in Fort Walton
Michael Klugh, a representa-
tive of the Okaloosa Citizens
Alliance, a 501.3.c nonprofit
organization that says it is dedi-
cated to informing and educating
people about governmental
affairs, briefed the commission-
ers on the pros and cons of char-
ter government for Okaloosa
Klugh said a charter form of
county government could give
the county commission ":-t lck s

flexibility and accountability"
than the current, "constitutional"
form of county government.
Klugh suggested that the
county hold a public workshop to
get public input and examine
whether to initiate the charter
form of government in Okaloosa
County. He said several other
Florida counties of about the
same populations as Okaloosa
already have the charter form of
According to the Okaloosa
Citizens Alliance web site
( and a hand-
out the Alliance provided to
county commissioners, "A char-
ter is a 'constitution' for county
government, similar to those at
State and National levels. It is
comparable to a city charter
granted by the State giving
municipalities governing and tax-
ing authority."
"Prior to 1968," said the hand-
out and web site, "all county gov-
emnments were extensions of the
State government and controlled

by the legislature. The individual
county elected onfcials had pow-
ers vested by and were 'resident
agents' of the State. The old sys-
tem was a reflection of the fact
that the majority of Floridians
lived in small, rural and poor
municipalities or unincorporated
areas when Statehood was grant-
ed in 1845. In 1968 the Florida
Constitution was amended,
Article VIII, Section 1(f), to
include Charter Govemnment at
the county level known as 'Home
"As Florida grew with larger
cities developing at great dis-
tances from a remotely located
capital in Tallahassee, the con-
cept of 'Home Rule' arose.
Powers of self-Govemnment were
granted to specific counties
which developed 'Home Rule'
Charters consistent with general
and special laws and approved by
referendum of the county elec-
torate. This provided localized
government closer to the people.
Home Rule powers are subject to
any future restrictions by the
"No general statement should
be made," said the Alliance,
"il'l nclllyl merits of one form
over the other for Okaloosa
County unless the specific con-
tents of a proposed charter are
determined. However, one gen-
eralization that can be made
about charter counties is that they

have a higher tax rate than non-
charter counties. This may be
explained by the fact that charter
counties generally deliver a high-
er level of services than non-
charter counties. Nevertheless,
this allega-
tion of high-
er tax levels
is often used
as a criticism
of charter .-
go vern -
K lu gh
and the OCA
web site said
a charter Michael Klugh
may be
established by one of the follow-
ing methods:
"1. By Charter Commission.
Title XI of the 2008 Florida
Statutes, County Govemnment
and Intergovemmental Relations,
Chapter 125, Part II, Sections
125.60 through 125.64 is
Attachment B. It describes the
formation of a Charter
Commission by the Board of
County Commissioners (BCC)
after receipt of a petition signed
by at least 15 percent of the qual-
ified voters. The Charter
Commission, consisting of not
less than 11 or more than 15
members appointed by the BCC,
would have 18 months to present
a proposed charter to the BCC."

"2. By Ordinance. Title XI of
the 2008 Florida Statutes, County
Government and
Intergovernmental Relations,
Chapter 125, Part II, Sections
125.80 through 125.88 is
Attachment C. It describes pro-
posal of a charter by ordinance of
the BCC. The 18-month time
limitation does not apply to this
"3. The Referendum. A char-
ter proposed by either of the two
methods listed above in 1 or 2
above must be approved by a
majority vote of the county elec-
tors as described in FS 125.64 of
Attachment B before it can be
"Actually a third option exists
where a county charter could be
introduced as a special act of the
legislature by the county's leg-
islative delegation without a ref-
erendum. But this option is
unlikely and generally not politi-
cally feasible."
According to the handout pro-
vided to commissioners, a county
charter could be written, for
example, to make elected "con-
stitutional offcers" of the county
such as the Sheriff and Tax
Collector more accountable to
the county commission in such
matters as setting policies and
budgets for their offices--areas
in which such officers now have
considerable independence to act
as they see fit. It would also be

possible to replace the current
county administrator, who is
hired by and serves at the pleas-
ure of the county commission,
with a county executive, elected
by county voters and with greater
powers, similar to those of some
city mayors.
After hearing from Klugh,
commissioners reached a consen-
sus to hold a public workshop to
discuss the option of a charter
government, but none of the
commissioners committed him-
self for or against charter govemn-
ment itself.
The initiative to actually
change Okaloosa County to char-
ter government "must come from
the people," said Commissioner
Wayne Harris. "It's their govemn-
"We have a consensus to have
a workshop," said Commissioner
Bill Roberts, "but who will be at
the table? It can't just be elected
"We should be careful," said
Commissioner James Campbell.
"We should get guidance from a
charter committee before making
any decisions."
After some further discussion,
commissioners agreed to have
County Administrator Jim Curry
and his staff study the issue and
present options to the commis-
sion at its next meeting, at 6 p.m.
Nov. 3 at the county courthouse
in Crestview.

Honestly, I really didn't think
any of the people I wrote would
even look at my letter."
LeMieux's maiden speech,
concerned with health care and
the "alarming growth" of the
national debt, ended with the
conclusion of Joshua's letter:
"I want to close with the
words of one of my con-
stituents-12-year-old Joshua
Mailho of Niceville, Florida.

Joshua is concerned about these
very issues. He is concerned
with his share of the national
debt, and how he is going to pay
for it. He wrote to me in
September and this is what he
said. He wrote: 'Here is an
example of how long me, a 12-
year-old, would have to pay off
my share of the national debt. If
I worked at Home Depot, and I
get paid $10 per would

take me almost 8 years of full-
time work (to reach
$161,000) share of the
national debt. This debt will
affect all of the kids in please find a way
to fix your own mistakes, before
the children of today have to pay
for your
mistake es
who also
received a
reply letter
f r om
senior U.S.

De ncator Sen. George
(although not, to date, from
President Obama), said, "I never
thought my one voice would be
heard and really, it probably
won't make a difference. But if
many, and I mean many kids,
did the same thing I did, then
maybe we could change things.
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and Travis and Amy Junger, 310
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the commission to schedule the hear-

Littrell did not specify the amounts
of the rate increases he would propose.
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The city of Niceville seems
well on its way to bankrolling
the 2010 Independence Day
fireworks over Boggy Bayou.
Right now, the city has about
$5,799 in the bank, according to
city manager Lannie Corbin.

Another $424 per month has
been pledged by city water
users, which, if the pledges are
honored, would yield an addi-
tional $3,392 by June. The spe-
cial Mullet Festival Relay for
Life preview event netted a
$1,000 contribution and the
Corbin Shootout golf tourna-

ment, scheduled for Nov. 6 and
7 at the Eglin Golf Course, he
said, usually makes between
$5,000 and $6,000.
In addition, the Fireworks
Foundation, which supervises a
trust fund created by Realtor Pat
Hemby and others in the 1980s,
would donate its usual amount

of $6,000 to $7,000, Sandy
Miller, a fund committee mem-
ber, said earlier this year.
That means, if everything
comes together as the city
hopes, so far slightly more than
$16,000 has been either collect-
ed or pledged. In 2007, the last
year the fireworks display was

financed by the Niceville
Valparaiso Chamber of
Commerce, the fireworks cost
$28,000, including a barge from
which to fire them.
One source of income that
hasn't yet been measured is can
recycling. A large bin in front of
City Hall has had to be emptied

once already and is now nearly
full again.
"We don't know how much
we'll make there," Corbin said.
"But we're saving up enough
that we can justify taking them
to Pensacola." He said the price
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The Niceville City Council will
hold a second hearing on the
request Nov. 10.
McInnis said the owner is
unlikely to disclose a detailed
development plan for at least 12 to
18 months. Ruckel Properties is
working on enviromnental studies
to detennine how much of the
1,100 acres is buildable, since a
large wetlands area bisects the
tract north to south, McInnis said.
Development of the pnaperty,
by far the largest vacant private
tract in Okaloosa County south of
Interstate 10, is expected to have a

tion by Niceville would remove it
from county jurisdiction and zone
it C-PUD (Commercial Planned
Unit Development), which, for
the city, would be a new zoning

From page A-1
favorable for the city," Roy Petrey,
Valparaiso's city engineer told com-
missioners earlier this month.
Bids from eight paying compa-
nies were received by the city and
opened Oct. 7.
Bid price from the lowest bidder,
APAC Southeast, Inc., of Pensacola,
$360,882, was well under city esti-
mates. The city commission voted
unanimously Oct. 12 to accept the
APAC bid. Commissioners also
agreed to allow Miller, on recom-
mendations by the city engineer and
the public works director, to make
change orders to extend the con-
tract's unit pricing to pave addition-
al streets, up to an additional
Last year asphalt was selling for
about $111 a ton, said Petrey, com-
pared with less than $67 per ton
under the recent bidding.
The following is the original list
of streets scheduled for resurfacing:
-Bayshore Drive, from the
Toms Bayou bridge to Lincoln Park.
-Johnson Street, and a small
portion of Kelly Mill hoad.
-Muskegon Avenue.
-Mansfield Avenue.
-West Edge Avenue, about
3,000 linear feet between
Government Avenue to Aurora
Street and from Nordberg Avenue to
Illinois Avenue.
--Chicago Avenue, between
Nordberg Avenue and Highland
Street, and between Rockhard Street
and John Sims Parkway.
--Nordberg Avenue, south of
Valparaiso Parckway.
-Adams Avenue, about 750 lin-
ear feet east of Nordberg Avenue.
Petrey said the initial list of roads
to be repaved totals about 14,000
linear feet. There was no immediate
list of additional streets to resurface.
"We're going to go [pidl'c as far
as we can," said Miller.
Other bidders for the city's
repaving work were:
-H&T Contractors, LLC, of
Freeport, $388,369.
-Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.,
Marianna, $417,150.
-Gum Creek Fanns, DeFuniak
Springs, $437,820.
--Gulf-Atlantic Constructors,
Pensacola, $439,094.
-CW Roberts Contracting,
Freeport, $448,821.
-Roads, Inc. of NWF,
Cantomnent, $505,844.
--Coastal Materials of Alabama,
Inc. Valparaiso, $548,439.

Bridge traffic
Wednesday, Oct. 28,
Florida Department of
Transportation bridge mainte-
nance crews are scheduled to
perfiann a routine inspection
on te Mis-Ba rBi over

the bridge may encounter
intennittent lane restrictions
between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

major effect on Niceville and near-
by communities.
McInnis said Ruckel Properties
has been following plans for the
10-mile, limited-access highway
to link the Mid-Bay Bridge with
Highway 85, just north of
Niceville, bypassing the city's
sometimes-congested roads.
Phase 1 of the connector proj-
ect is under construction between
the north end of the 3.6-mile toll
bridge and Range Road, north of
Bluewater Bay.
Construction of phase 1 is
scheduled for completion in 2011.
The bridge authority plans to
begin the last two phases of con-
struction in 2011, with completion

by January 2014, according to Jim
Vest, authority executive director.
The road-building project is
financed by bonds that are backed
by future tolls paid by users of the
highway and bridge.
The connector road, which will
speed access between Niceville
and Destin to the south, and to
Crestview to the north, will
include two interchanges linked
with streets adjoining the 1,100-
acre Ruckel parcel, Vest said.
Both highway entrances will be
part of Phase 2 of the bridge con-
nector road. Construction is
scheduled to begin on Phase 2 in
January 2011.
One highway entrance will be

located on the eastern border of
the Ruckel' parcel, Vest said. That
interchange won't be opened for
use, however, until Ruckel builds
roads to connect to it, Vest said.
The second exit for the bridge
connector road, Vest said, will
connect to a short northward
extension of Rorest Road, at the
northwest comer of the Ruckel
Vest said only one toll plaza is
planned on the new connector
road between Highway 85 and the
existing toll plaza at the Mid-Bay
Bridge. The new plaza will be
built near Rocky Creek, between
Bolton Village in Bluewater Bay
and the Huntington area near
Rocky Bayou. Traffic west of the
plaza will be toll-free.
The plaza's intended location,
Vest said, means traffic from the
Ruckel land would pay a toll only
if heading east and south to
Bluewater Bay or to the bridge.
Motorists heading from the
Ruckel tract west and north
toward Niceville, Eglin,
Crestview, or Rort Walton Beach
would not pay a toll.
Separately, Okaloosa County
recently proposed extending the
bridge connector road to State
Highway 123 in an application
for federal stimulus money.
However, the proposed extension
from Highway 85 to Highway
123 is not in the capital improve-
ment program of the bridge
authority, nor in the five-year plan
for the Okaloosa-Walton
Transportation Planning
Organization, which governs the

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Development of a 1,100-acre parcel northeast of Niceville (outlined)
will benefit from a 10-mile Mid-Bay Bridge connector road (white
I~ne) now under construction and scheduled for completion by

expenditure of state highway
The 1,100-acre Ruckel prop-
erty is zoned Residential General
Development by Okaloosa
County. The proposed annexa-

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county's seal ought to be replaced
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jets possible. McDonald said the
F-35 deployment is vitally impor-
tant to his company. He said the
supersonic fighter is also impor-
tant to the economy of Okaloosa
County, and to the security of the
U.S. and its allies,
Jannazo, who flew F-15 fight-
ers with McDonald when they
were both in the Air Force, donned
a baseball cap bearing an F-35
logo when he suggested to fellow
commissioners that the county
seal be updated to drop the F-15 in
favor of the F-35.
"Much as I love the F-15,"
Jannazo said, the seal should
reflect the fact that the Cold War-
era air-superiority fighter is giving
way to the F-35 strike fighter.

The county statf was tasked
with suggesting ideas for a new
seal at a future commission meet-
"It's a wonderful idea, looking
into the future, saidKa
Rasmussen, director of defense at
the Okaloosa County Economic
Development Council. She said
the suggestion reflects the coun-
ty's on-going support of the mili-
tary in Okaloosa County.
Asked to colmnent, Maj. Gen.
C.R. Davis, Eglin's Air Armament
Center commander, said: "The air-
craft on the county's logo signifies
our partnership with the local
community and their continuous
support of Eglin's mission
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0 Structyi 4 Emergency iclcall
0 Other fire `" Vh de acde with xrc
0 Illegal burn 2 Other Emergency call
0 False alarms 1 Hazardous conditions

R e e treet.....................Me ia .......................... 0 1 09...............T 2:
Elis Aven s ay............ M cal ..............1019/0........5
E. John Sims Parkway .......Medical ...........................1 0/1 9/09...............110:13
Piney Creek Cove ..............Medical ...........................1 0/20/09...............21 :05

Bayshore Drive ...................Medical ...........................1 0/21 /09...............1 0:01
E. John Sims Parkway .......Medical ...........................1 0/21 /09...............1 5:33
N. Partin Drive ....................Medical ...........................1 0/22/09...............09:53
E. John Sims Parkway .......Vehicle accident .............1 0/22/09...............1 8:23
SR 285 at MM 9 .................Power line down.............1 0/23/09...............06:56

Eyp sonsSivms akwayj ....M ca .............1 /40.......095
Peachtree Way ...................Medical ...........................1 0/25/09...............03:37
Perdido Circle .....................Medical ...........................1 0/25/09...............04:38
Madison Street ...................Medical ...........................10/25/09...........21
Wise Avenue ......................Vehicle fire......................1 0/25/09...............1 4:39
SR 85 N ..............................Alarm activation ..............1 0/25/09...............21 :24

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The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls Oct. 18 through
Oct. 26.
Location Situation Date Time
White Point Road .....................No incident upon arrival .......10/18/09 ..............00:28
William Faulkner Drive.............EMS excluding vehicle.........10/18/09 ..............16:06
E. Highway 20..........................EMS excluding vehicle.........10/19/09 ..............11:21
Raintree Boulevard ..................EMS excluding vehicle.........10/19/09 ..............17:49
Oakmont Place ........................EMS excluding vehicle.........1 0/20/09 ..............21:11
AnscehaDtrsve .............ayGiood iti / cal........... led0 ........9
E. Highway 20..........................Rescue EMS.........................1 0/21/09 ..............14:27
Cat-mar Road ... .............EMS excluding vehicle.........1 0/21/09 ..............15:25
N. ParkwooanE ttese Road.....EeMS lexldun nevehicle....l 0/20 U ......71
Blue Pine Lane.........................Dispatched/cacee............1 0/24/09 ..............21:28
Merchants Way ........................EMS excluding vehicle.........1 0/25/09 ..............09:58
Hickory Street EMS excluding vehicle ...................................1 0/26/09 ..............05:40
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Okaloosa seeks fugitives

This information is from reports by the
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

Name: Patrick Joseph Bohannon
Wanted for: failure to appear on
the original charges of posses-
sion of a weapon by a convicted
felon and failure to register as a

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Weight: 190 poundS
Age: 35
Date of birth: 11-22-73
Hair: brown
Eyes: hazel

Name: Ron Demetrius Wells
Wanted for: violation of proba-
tion on the original charges of
grand theft and trafficking in
stolen property.
Height: 6-feet, 4-inches
Weight: 220 poundS
Age: 39
Date of birth: 07-08-70
Hair: black
Eyes: brown

This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County
Sheriff's Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast
Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information
can also be provided anonymously by texting "TIP214
plus the message" to CRIMES (274637)

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Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. 7 p.m. Niceville Sears
Sat. 9 6
Sun. 11 4 678-9955

Scott Eugene Anderson, 47,
of 1526 25th St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies
Oct. 14 for violation of proba-
tion on the original charge of
Mark Anthony Barbier, a tat-
too artist, 36, of 306 Reynolds
Ave., Niceville, was arrested by
Crestview police Oct. 15 for bat-
tery that allegedly occurred at a
Crestview nightclub July 24.

A 13-year-old Niceville girl
was arrested by Niceville police
Oct. 13 on two counts of domes-
tic violence battery and one
count of resisting an officer
without violence. After the girl's
grandparents attempted to talk to
her about a letter from school
concerning her grades, she
alle edly became angr and
"shouldered" her grandfather
and pushed past him. Then
while her grandmother was
attempting to pick something up
off the floor, the girl pushed her
onto the couch.
Beau Austin Elwin Butcher,
unemployed, 18, of 1734

Bayshore Drive, Niceville, was
arrested by Niceville police Oct.

stru tre that 1 e ey occupy e
at a Niceville apartment Sept.

Milton O. Hetrick, unem-
ployed, 20, of 118 Lloyd St ,
Crsview, was arrest b
Nsscavle 1 polilcaew fort m
officer, resisting an officer with-
out violence and criminal mis-
chief. Police shocked Hetrick
with a stun gun when he alleged-
ly flailed his arms, yelled inco-
herently and approached the
officer in an aggressive manner.
Darryll Devon Crockett, 32,
of 500 Kelly Mill Road,
Valparaiso, was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies Oct. 17 on a misde-
meanor worthless check charge.
* *
Jacob Donald Murray, 20, of
107 Harding Road, Niceville,
was arrested by sheriffs
deputies Oct. 14 for violation of
probation on the original charge
of trespassing.
* *
Joshua Michael Phelps, 28,

of 1213 Willow Lane, Niceville,
was arrested by sheriffs
deputies Oct. 15 for petit theft.
Phelps was allegedly observed at
the Destin Wal-Mart, 15017
Emerald Coast Parkway, partial-
ly consuming an ,nIc--, drink

then putting it back on the shelf.
Phelps also allegedly took a
cooler and a 10-pound bag of ice
from the store without paying.
Total value of the items taken
was $48.
Lonnie Lloyd Strahan, self-
employed, 32, of 304 Reeves St.,
Lot B-12, Niceville, was arrest-
ed by sheriffs deputies Oct. 9
for possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute within 1,000
feet of an elementary school,
possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon and possession of a
controlled substance without a
On Oct. 9 members of the
Okaloosa County Multi-Agency
Drug Task Force executed a

search warrant at Strahan's resi-
dence. Officers found digital
measuring scales, containers)
housing loose marijuana, cut
straws, a container housing sus-
pected methamphetamine, nar-
cotic smoking devices, a box of
plastic sandwich bags and
approximately 30 grams of mar-
ijuana in a plastic bag.
They also found an assault
rifle magazine and three 30-06
cartridges in a closet. Strahan
allegedly told lawmen that he
was a convicted felon and that
the ammunition and magazine
belonged to an "SKS" rifle he
previously owned. Strahan also
allegedly told lawmen that prior
to task force members entering
his home he concealed drugs in
a false compartment/space
underneath the tub in a bath-
room and flushed the toilet in an
attempt to convince law enforce-
ment that he had destroyed evi-
DUI arrestS
Ashley Rene Boles, unem-
ployed, 21, of 962 B St.,
Crestview, was arrested by
Niceville police for DUI in the
parking lot of Dairy Queen, 406
E. John Sims Parkway, Oct. 15
at 7:05 p.m. Boles was also
arrested for resisting arrest with
violence and battery on a law
enforcement officer, both third-
degree felonies.

Michela Ann Jensen, 24, of
1742 Bolton Village Lane,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies for DUI on
Highway 98 and Gulf Shores
Drive, Destin, Oct. 14 at 10:47
A pharmacist reported an
attempted robbery at a
Bluewater Bay store, 4582 E.
Highway 20, on Oct. 6. A man
reportedly pulled a box cutter
from behind his back, pointed it
at a pharmacist behind the
counter, lunged forward and said
something. When the pharma-
cist backed away the man ran to
the front of the store. Nothing
was reported stolen. Deputies
were attempting to identify the
* *
On Oct. 20 a man was seen
walking out of a Niceville gro-
cery store, 1104 E. John Sims
Parkway, without paying for two
packs of meat, some potatoes
and a loaf of garlic bread. A wit-
ness reported the man got into a
brown Ford that was parked at
the curb. A possible license tag
number provided by the witness
was not matched to any records.
* *
A woman reported Oct. 15
that someone had entered the

victim's truck while it was
parked near a store in the 1100
block of East John Sims
Parkway and stole a purse and a
wallet with $75 cash, a digital
camera, keys and miscellaneous
On Oct. 18 a couple left
church services, at the comer of
John Sims Parkway and Rocky
Bayou Road, and found the dri-
ver's side front window broken
out of their 2007 Toyota pickup
truck and a purse stolen from the
vehicle. Inside the purse were
keys, an iPhone and head
phones, $18 cash, several credit
cards and a bank debit card as
well as a Social Security card
and miscellaneous IDs.
Police found a chunk of con-
crete on the front passenger seat
and suspect it was used to break
the window. A car parked next
to the victim's truck also had
dents in the passenger door, pos-
sibly from concrete bouncing off
the pickup.

A Niceville resident from the
400 block of Baywood Drive
reported that sometime Oct. 20
unknown persons) stole a video
game controller, several video
games and 40 DVD movies from
the home while the residents
were at work. Deputies were
unable to find any evidence of
forced entry. The stolen items
were valued at $940.
A Niceville resident from the
500 block of 23rd Street report-
ed that someone stole her 2003
Toyota mini-van Oct. 18-19.
The victim reported that a friend
had permission to borrow the
vehicle Oct. 18 to transport a
"sick" sister to his mother's
home in Fort Walton Beach. On
Oct. 19 the victim talked to an
unknown female at the friend's
mother's home who told the vic-
tim that the suspect had often
disappeared to a "crack house"
in Fort Walton Beach and had
traded vehicles for "crack" in the
Criminal Mischief
An employee at a Valparaiso
nightclub, 458 Old East Gate
Road, reported that unknown
persons) broke the rear side
window of her pickup truck
while the victim was working,
Oct. 16.
** *
Unknown persons) spray
painted a fluorescent green paint
on a building in the 1600 block
of North Partin Drive, it was
reported Oct. 17.
** *
A mailbox in the 300 block of
Bay shore Drive, Niceville, was
reported destroyed Oct. 16, pos-
sibly by a vehicle.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Page A-9

From page A-1
dismissal by the NWF;SC board
of trustees April 28.
On May 18 Richburg, who
denied the charges, petitioned the
college board to be reinstated, or
if not reinstated, then to be paid
damages for his tennination
without following the rules of his
contract. His contract through
June 30, 2012, was worth more
than $750,000. Both sides
agreed to try mediation in lieu of
a state administrative hearing.
The mediation is continuing.
The dismissal of most of the
grand jury's case against
Richburg won't affect the col-
lege's search for a pennanent
president, according to Jill White,
interim president of the college.
White said that trustees made it
clear that their firing of Richburg
was not based on his indictment.
A statement issued by the col-
lege in May said, in part:
"Trustees who voted for the ter-
mination made a point of com-
mending Dr. Richburg for his

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Amold asking that city to be part
of the fund-raising enterprise.
"We're working along with
(Niceville)," said Carl Scott,
Valparaiso city administrator.
"We're doing pretty much the
same program that Niceville
adopted with voluntary contri-
butions in water bills and we'll
collect cans for recycling." He
said a can bin will be set up by
Nov. 1.
Scott also said Valparaiso
wants to do something along the
lines of Corbin's golf toumna-

ment. "We have car show capa-
bilities and a lot of things we can
do," he said. "I know the com-
munity will get behind it.
Everyone loves fireworks. It's
just such a great thing to cuhni-
nate your July 4 celebration with
a fireworks display.'
One potential fly in the oint-
ment is the need to rent a barge
as a base for the fireworks.
Corbin has been in contact with
a representative of Pyro Shows,
a finn that rents equipment and
also puts on its own pyrotechnic

From page A-5

recyclers will pay for cans is
about 20 cents more a pound
there than it is in the Niceville
Right now, there's no telling
how much the cans are worth,
"We haven t weighed it," Corbin
Recently, Valparaiso agreed
to partner with Niceville to raise
funds for the fireworks in a joint
effort, after Corbin wrote a letter

Okaloosa County's H1N1 vac-
cination clinic schedule has
changed due to the delay in pro-
duction and shipment of the H1N1
(swine flu) vaccine.
Okaloosa County Health
Department clinics that were orig-
inally planned for Nov. 2-21 and
Nov. 30-Dec. 5 in locations
throughout the county will be
moved to the offices of the
Okaloosa County Health
Department, in Fort Walton Beach

and in Crestview. The clinic hours
of operation, 1-8 p.m. on week-
days, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on
Saturday and on Veterans Day
(Nov. 11), will remain the same.
Contrary to a previous
announcement, the vaccine will
not be administered by the health
department at sites in Niceville
and Destin, the department said.
H1N1 vaccination clinics will
also be offered at the health
department locations in Fort

Walton Beach and Crestview,
Monday through Thursday, Dec.
7-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
An important change during
this delay is that the priority for
initial vaccination has become
more specific (for at least the first
week of the clinics), the depart-
ment said. For clinics held on
Nov. 2-5, and Nov. 7, H1N1 vac-
cination will be limited to preg-
nant women and to children (ages
6 months through 18 years).

long and distinguished career, but
noted their opinion that the board
needed to move forward with
new leadership and that their vote
was not a
reflection or
judgment on '
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current legal
issu es .
who voted
against the
termination JilWte
had request-
ed that the board take more time
to consider its options and alter-
natives such as suspension or
asking for Richburg's resigna-
Earlier this month, college
trustees voted to hire a new inter-
im president--fonner Pensacola
Junior College president Thomas
Delaino-to replace White, who
plans to retire at the end of
February after more than 12
years as a senior vice president at
the college.
White also said she does not

believe Richburg's unresolved
petition to regain his job will dis-
courage potential presidential
candidates from applying for the
pennanent presidential post. She
said that when the trustees started
looking for a pennanent presi-
dent and hired a headhunting
finn, "it made it clear they want-
ed a new president." She contin-
ued: "It was a commitment that
signaled that it's a serious
White said that potential col-
lege presidential applicants are
looking for a college they want to
be associated with, a place where
they want to work. They are not
concerned with whom they
would replace, she said. An
incoming president won't need to
clean house at NWFSC, she said,
and he or she will inherit a strong
faculty and growing campus.
White said the mediation
process between trustees and
Richburg is "on-going and confi-
dential." "It's over when it's
over," she told the Beacon earlier
this month. "There's nothing I can

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Lewis Middle School receiver Dylan Donaldson (32) gains yardage Thursday against
Ruckel Middle School with the help of Levon Swassord (7) in the last game of the season
for both teams. Charging him for Ruckel is C.J. Lightfoot. Lewis won its first game of the
year, 62-0, after seven losses. Ruckel finished at 4-4.

Beacon photo by Scott Schaeffler

Knights converge on a Hornet
A Cottondale player was in trouble Friday night as two Rocky Bayou Christian School
football players, Austin Tearing (9) and Adam Downing, came after him. But Cottondale
had little trouble winning its first game in seven decisions, 56-16. Scoring for Rocky
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NICSVile SC TOSBeacon photo by Norman Wolf

Despite the best efforts of several Fort Walton Beach High School Defenders, Eagle wide
receiver Kody Williams breaks two tackles after catching a short pass from quarterback
Kyle McDorman and crosses the goal line with Niceville High School's first touchdown
Friday night. The Eagles remained undefeated with a 36-13 victory.

Beacon photo by Norman Wolf

Lady Eagle JVs fall
Niceville High School junior varsity setter Sarra Kimy saves a point against Chiles
Thursday with the help of middle blocker Kayla Carr (25) and right side Rachelle Fleming
(26). The Lady Eagles dropped the volleyball match, two games to one, bringing their
record to 14-5 overall and 4-2 in District 2.



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all and 0-2 in District 2.

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Niceville High School where,
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school implemented the
International baccalaureate
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Education "New American
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and was recognized by
Newsweek as one of the best
high schools in America.
Please see MORGAN, page B-3

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Festival set Saturday
A Wizard of Oz family made its appearance at the 2007
Orange Fest. This year's event, sponsored by First United
Methodist Church of Niceville and First Baptist Church,
takes place Saturday, Oct. 31, on South Partin Drive, with
candy, games and events for kids and adults.

By Stacie Mlorgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Headdresses, beads, moc-
casins, and buckskin will be in
abundance Friday-Sunday, Nov.
6-8 at the 22nd annual
Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow
at the Mullet Festival grounds,
This year's powwow has the
theme, "Cover the Rhythm of the
Dance," and rhythmic dancing
with pounding drums will be the
No. 1 draw at the event, spon-
sored by the Eglin Native
American Heritage Observance
Month Committee and the
Thunderbird Intertribal Council.
The powwow kicks off each
year with Children's Day Friday,
beginning at 9 a.m. County
school children come from pub-
lic, private and home schools.
They spend much time around a
huge circle, which acts as the
gathering's "spiritual center," lis-
tening to powwow favorite Ed
Winddancer tell engrossing tales
that not only educate but encour-
age audience participation as
Winddancer, a Nanticoke
tribe member, has been a regular
at the Thunderbird gathering for
many years. His animated and
approachable personality make
him a natural for interaction with
children, said Intertribal Vice
Chairman Kirby Locklear, of the
Lumbee tribe, which originates
from the Carolinas and Virginia.
Last year, Children's Day drew
about 1,200 youngsters, said

Intertribal chairman Glenn
Fanner, a Niceville resident with
roots in the Creek tribe.
The Thunderbird powwow's
initial Grand Entry (7 p.m.
Friday) signals the beginning of
the dance competitions, meant to
honor ancestors and military vet-
erans. Commemorative songs are
sung and dignified dances, char-
acterized by shuffling feet, sway-
ing bodies, hopping legs and the
swish of Native American
regalia, usher in the weekend's
Master of ceremonies this
November will be Ty Bell,
returning for the first time in
seven years.
"He's a really good guy," said
Locklear. "He keeps things mov-
ing right along and people laugh-
The public, always welcome
and encouraged to attend, may
come back at 10 a.m. Saturday
to sample Indian fry bread and
browse their way through
American Indian craft vendors
selling wares from blankets and
flutes to jewelry and pottery.
Two new craft vendors this year
will offer buffalo meat and a
multitude of beads, said
Please see POWWOW, page B-3


Mullet Festival field
Cost: $5, age 13 and
older, $3, under 13, chil-
dren's day, $3
Children's Day
Friday, Nov. 6
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Schools visit
7 p.m. Grand entry, intertrib-
al dancing
November 7
10 a.m. Gates open
10 -11 a.m. Craft competition
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Special per-
1 p.m. Grand entnf ; opening
ceremonies and intertribal,
exhibition and competition
dancing to 5 p.m.
7 p.m. Night grand entn ;
dance competitions
Sunday, Nov. 8
10-11 a.m. Church service
Noon-4 p.m. Dancing,
announcement of competi-
tion winners

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009



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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 iSer nce 11 05 a.m.
Adult, Youth 8c Children's Classes 6:00 p.m.
678-7013 200 N. Partin Drive, Niceville
(across from Ruckel Middle School)

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Love offesurs Christ"
The Rev. Fr. Gregory Mashburn, Rector

Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?'
JuSt write up a briefarticle and enclose a photo if possible. Br-ing it by or mail it to:'
The Bay Beacon 1181 E. Johnz Simzs Pkwy, NYiceville, FL 32578

James and Jennie Goodman Sr.,
of Bonifay, Fla. Grandparents
are Nancy Belser and the late
Harvie J. Belser Sr., of Bonifay,
and Edna Adkins of
Blountstown, Fla., and the late
Clifford Dowling Goodman Sr.,
also of Blountstown.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her father. Special
music was presented by Clifton
Drake and Ginny Jordan,
pianists; Sue Hartness, organist;
Ross Brooks, guitarist; and
Caroline Amenita, Candace
Cartwright, and Marissa
Goodman, vocalists. Stacy
Gimbel and Cameron
McAllister presided over the
guest registry. Maedell Bass
directed the wedding.
Serving as maid of honor was
Stacey Anderson of Palm Bay,
Fla. Matron of honor was
Jennifer Hayes of Valparaiso.
Bridesmaids were Susan
Drennan of Huntsville, Ala.,
cousin of the bride; Nancy Estes
of Atlanta, sister of the groom;
and Meagan Long of Indian
Shores, Fla. Honorary brides-
maid was Sarah Reid of
Gainesville, Fla. Honorary
flower girl was Savannah
Goodman of Chipley, Fla., niece
of the groom.
Serving as best man was
James Goodman Sr., of Bonifay,
father of the groom.
Groomsmen were Jeff Goodman
of Chipley, brother of the
groom; Thomas Estes of

Atlanta, brother-in-law of the
groom; Adam Thomas of
Niceville, brother of the bride;
Jamie Sims of Lakeland, Fla.;
and Seth Swindle of Bonifay.
Following the ceremony, the
bride's parents hosted a recep-
tion at the Niceville Community
Center. The groom's parents
hosted a rehearsal dinner at
Kelly Plantation in Destin.
The couple honeymooned in
St. Lucia and now reside in

The groom is the son of Dean
and Mary Tucker of Niceville.
The Rev. Alan Kilgore offici-
ated at the double-ring ceremo-
ny, where the bride was given in
marriage by her father.
Music was provided by
vocalist and pianist Judah
The bride chose her sister,
Lindsay Brunson, as matron of
honor, and Kiley Clark was
maid of honor. Bridesmaids
were Brittany Walker, Jennifer
Tucker and Kristen Hicks.
Ringbearer was Bobby
McElroy, and the groom's
nieces, Lily Tucker and Ashley
Tucker, were flower girls.
The groom chose his brother,
Josh Tucker, as best man.
Groomsmen were Andrew
Brown, Chris Miller, Matt
Miller and Neil Malpass.
A reception was held at the
Crestview Community Center.
Special guests were the
bride's grandparents, George
and Louise Holland.
The couple honeymooned in
a cabin in south Alabama. Both
bride and groom are graduates
of Niceville High School and
Florida State University. They
currently reside in White Plains,
New York.
The bride is employed by
Westchester Medical Center in
the Neonatal Intensive Care
The groom is employed by
AMR Capital.

World War II veterans get their first look at the World War II
Memorial in Washington, D.C., thanks to Honor Flight.

Kiwanis seeks funds

to help Honor Flights

The Niceville-Valparaiso
Kiwanis Club has launched
fund-raising efforts to help send
World War II veterans to visit
the National World War II
Memorial in Washington, D.C.,
all expenses paid.
The club wants to see more
of the aging warriors from the
local area experience the appre-
ciation of their community.
"It means a lot to these vets
to see the national memorial,
spend a day with others who
shared their experience, and
feel the gratitude of fellow
Americans more than half a
century later," said Ken Hair,
club president.
Through the efforts of
Emerald Coast Honor Flight, a

non-profit organization, hun-
dreds of men and women from
Escambia, Santa Rosa,
Okaloosa, Walton, Washington,
and Holmes counties have been
flown to Washington aboard a
chartered plane at no cost to the
veteran. The inaugural
Emerald Coast chapter trip was
on April 30, 2008. Honor
Flight is entirely dependent on
voluntary contributions. If you
wish to make a donation to see
more of our local vets feel the
gratitude of their community,
please make your check
payable to the Niceville-
Valparaiso Kiwanis Club, indi-
cate that it is for Honor Flight,
and mail it to the club at P.O.
Box 1012, Niceville FL, 32578.

Amy Daniell Goodman and
Tyler Belser Goodman
Amy Danielle Thomas and
Tyler Belser Goodman were
united in marriage Saturday,
May 23, 2009, at 2 p.m. The
wedding was held at First
Baptist Church of Niceville.
Officiating the ceremony was
the Rev. Emnest Walker.
The bride is the daughter of
Jack and Julia Thomas of
Niceville. Grandparents are
Harrell and Meredith McDaniel
of Enterprise, Ala., and the late
J.C. and Berta Thomas of
Luvemne, Ala.
The groom is the son of

Luke David Tucker and
Elizabeth Holland Tucker
First Baptist Church of
Crestview was the setting for the
June 6 marriage of Elizabeth
Holland Nobles and Luke David
The bride is the daughter of
Rodney and Julie Nobles of

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

Sunday: Holy Communlon 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
Theology on Tap 6:30 p.m. In Rectory
Wuede day Hoa Cmu~n nm 2 p.m. (noon)
Thursday: Evensong 6 p.m., Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
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time job opportunities of all experi-
ence levels are available.
The JobsPlus Mobile One-Stop
vehicle will facilitate the hiring
process and will be equipped with 12
computer stations and Internet access.
Flat-screen televisions will be avail-
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Emerald Coast Parkway, one mile
west of Sandestin Golf and Beach
Chills and thrills coming
The Jaycees Fort Walton Beach
Haunted House, claiming to be the
largest haunted house on the Emerald
Coast, will be open Oct. 28, 29, 30 and
31 from 7 p.m. until everyone is
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per victim. Not recommended for
children under 10. This year the chills
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Give blood this month
Oct. 28-First United Methodist
Church, Niceville, 1-8 p.m.
Oct. 29--North Okaloosa Medical
Center, Crestview 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Oct. 30--Santa Rosa Mall, 11
a.m.-5 p.m.
Two services for church
First Presbyterian
ChurchhoN11vil in w

services. Early morn-
ing service begins at 8
and the second serv-
ice starts at 10:45.
One Sunday school hour will be held
at 9:15 a.m. Questions: 678-2521.
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 today,
Oct. 28, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Info or
to reserve a seat, as prior registration is
required: 729-4090.
Sad and 'baby bl itl n he

Emerald Coast will host a baby blues
discussion group on Wednesday, Oct.
28 at 10 a.m. in the education class-
room in the new Fanuly Birth Place.
Led by Gina Gelormini, registered
nurse and regional coordinator for
Postpartum Support International, this
class facilitates open communication
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Food for the haunted
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conducted by Auxiliary Flotilla 1-4.


Locklear. Dancing continues
throughout the day with compe-
titions and special performances.
Mama Martin, whose hus-
band, George, is the chief of the
Cherokee Nation, will again
make "the best fry bread there is,
according to Locklear.
Also featured will be much-in-
demand "host drum" Medicine
Tail, recently back in "the lower
48" from a powwow in Alaska.
The drummers will be joined by
Tampa residents, the Red Bird

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MOrgan received the Florida
Department of Education's
Commissioner's Award for
Outstanding Leadership and was
inducted into the Florida
Department of Education's Hall of

Fn ea d~i i, Morgan served 33
years in the Alabama National

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Halloween Costume Contest at 6:00 p.m.
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Juggler/Unicyclist: Wade Henry Clown: JimBo the Clown
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The haunted event happens Oct.
29 and 30, 7-9 p.m., at the Coast
Guard Station Destin, 2000 Miracle
Strip Parkway, Destin.
The event includes not only the
haunted house, but displays of Coast
Guard vessels, safe boating, and a
children's bouncy area as well.
Planned and executed exclusively
by the Coast Guard, the event raises
money for Destin Harvest, which pro-
vides free food for non-profit organi-
zations that feed the hungry in
Northwest Florida.
Haunted House visi-
tors are asked to
donate (but are not
required) one non- $
perishable food item
per person or a cash donation. The
Coast Guard asks visitors to consider
ca poling to the event as parking is

Pampering for a donation
Adiva's Ageless Aesthetics Spa is
sponsoring a Pamper Me Pink Party, a
breast cancer awareness fundraiser.
All donations will be given to the
Susan G. Komen Foundation. The
event, 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29,
includes free makeovers, live demon-
strations, door prizes and food.
Services such as a massage or mani-
cure require a donation. Adiva's is
located at 424 W. Highway 90,
Crestview. More information: 689-
Christmas sale this month
The Auxiliary of the Twin Cities
Hospital will hold its annual Gift Shop
Christmas Sale on Thursday and
Friday, Oct. 29 and 30 from 7 a.m. 'til
5 p.m. in the Hospital Gift Shop and
Board Room. Visa and Master Card
accepted. All proceeds benefit the
Auxiliary's health-related scholarship
fund. More information: 729-9481.
Halloween blood drives
anN rt wst Florid Bl odwSeri s
Halloween Blood drives to help sup-
port patients and families who need
blood in local hospitals. Donors can
give the gift of life and enter to win a
2010 KIA Soul from Pensacola's KIA
Auto Sport.
There are elevated blood needs for:
O Negative, O Positive, AB plasma
and platelets but all blood types are
The North Okaloosa Medical
Center, Crestview, will hold its
Halloween Blood Drive on Thursday,
Oct. 29, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

drive are tn Fday a t. H0at howan
locations and ta ees: c od ot

Walton Center, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Santa Rosa Mall, Mary Esther
Cut-off, Fort Walton Beach, 11 a.m.-5

^ ubway's sandwiches will be
served starting at 11 a.m. at all loca-
tio so Donorsoowill also b iven a
Adventure Club bike ri mbie

ride in Destin in the Kelly Plantation
Resort/Subdivision. Meet at the golf
course clubhouse parking area.
Supper after the ride at a nearby
restaurant. Honcho: George and

with the traditional church serv-
ice at 10 a.m. and continued
dancing, with competition win-
ners announced at noon.
Eglin Air Force base, a spon-
sor of the powwow from its foun-
dation, has the distinction of
being the military base with the
longest running powwow, said
Locklear, who added that Col.
Bruce McClintock, 96th Air Base
Wing Commander, will read a
proclamation at 1 p.m. on

Guard, retiring in 1993 as a lieu-
tenant colonel. During his service,
he earned numerous awards and
decorations, including the Army
Commendation Medal, the
Meritorious Service Medal and
the Draper Combat Leadership
Morgan lives in Niceville with
his wife, Virginia, also a Troy
graduate. They have a son, daugh-
ter-in-law and two grandchildren.

Valerie Gilmore 404-406-7391.
Halloween 'Spooktacular'
"A Halloween Spooktacular," the
Northwest Florida Symphony
Orchestra's second concert event of
the season Oct. 30, will feature the
premiere of a new piece composed by
Jeremy Ribando, NWFSC music pro-
fessor, who premiered his pieces
i,, ,, Portraits" and "Falling Down
Doodle" in previous seasons. The con-
cert will also feature Saint Sains'
"Danse Macabre Op. 40,"
Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald
Mountain," and Berlioz's "Symphonie
Fantastique Op. 14."
Call 729-6000 for tickets.

Cheerla ed bbreafst ill be spon-
sored by the Niceville High School

Nce ile 730- :3 a~m.; $6 Pper" pe
son. Tickets will be sold at Niceville
K-Mart Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., or by
NHS cheerleaders or at the door.
Time to give more blood
Nov. 1-Calvary Chapel at the
Racetrack Road Center, 8a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 1--Knights of Columbus,
550 Adams Road, Crestview, 8:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Nov. 2--Eglin Freeman Lab, 201
W. Eglin Blvd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 2--Northwest Florida State
College, DeFuniak Springs, 1-7 p.m.
Every donor will receive free movie
Nov. 3--Eglin 78 PMEL and 46th
Test Squadron, 201 E. Daytona Road,
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Nov. 4 -Northwest Florida State
College, Niceville, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Create a centerpiece
"Creating a Holiday Centerpiece"

'I gcal' OXhibit to open Sunday
Beginning Sunday, Nov. 1, Wendy Wischer's "In Search of Mlagic" works will be exhibited in
the galleries at Northwest Florida State College. Wischer creates mixed-media sculptures
covered in thousands of tiny mirrored tiles onto which light is strategically directed to cre-
ate reflection on walls, floor and ceiling. Running concurrently is another solo exhibition by
Dylan Collins: Diagrammatic Disarray. The exhibitions can be seen in the Mlcllroy and
Holzhauer galleries. A preview reception for both will be held Friday, Oct. 30, 6-7:15 p.m.

will be the topic and activity for the
November Creative Gardener Series.
Learn how to make a basic center-
piece which can be easily adapted for
either Thanksgiving or Christmas.
This monthly program is co-spon-
sored by the Valparaiso Garden Club
and the Valparaiso Library and will be
on Monday, Nov. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.
All supplies will be provided with a
$10 fee to cover the cost. The last day
to preregister and pay the fee is Oct.
29. More information: 729-5406.

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sought after gated neighborhood of Parkwood Estates. Many upgrades
including travertine and wood flooring, carpeting and lighting.
402 Aruba Way MLS#519424 $297,000 What a beauty tucked away in the
heart of Bluewater Bay. Wonderful floor plan with a great family room.
210 Gracie Lane MLS#510324 $329,900 Quality construction home built by
Barton Homes featuring a popular floor plan w/great room & formal dining.
602 Grenada Way MLS#518499 $349,900 Charming 4/2.5 home in non-
restrictive neighborhood of BWB. Boat and RV parking and much more.
613 Kilcullen Drive MLS#521225 $379,000 Superior maintained 3 bedroom
pool home in Rocky Bayou Estate with screened pool cage. Call Today!!!
444 Morningbird Court MLS#525458 $142,500 Take advantage of the tax
credit and own this cozy 4/2 home with many energy efficient features.
120 Parkwood Circle MLS#522449 $155,000 Beautiful 2/2 home with loft that
is priced perfectly for the neighborhood. Don't miss this fabulous deal.
113 Safe Harbor MLS#524868 $1,100,000 Deep protected water location that
presents wonderful and relaxing views of Weekley Bayou.
3000 Stony Creek Cove MLS#525360 $674,500 Casual elegance in a top-
flight executive home with all the bells and whistles. 4/3.5 sits on a corner
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Capture the Eglin and Hurlburt markets in the base newspapers!


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Quality Imports and USAA are teaming

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1br/1ba,650sf W FOT
Pet Friendly! NICEVILLE!!
$625/mo 2br/2.5ba,1600sf
MLS #25915 Lease term negotiable!
MLS #522695

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06 Toyota Corolla S, AT, Low Miles, All Power..................................$11,990
08 CheVy Cobalt LT, Luather, MR, Fully Loaded, Like New ............$12,595
08 Volkswagen Jetta SE, Leather, MR, AT.........................................1,9
07 Nissan Maxima SE, Loaded, New Condltion................................1,9
08 Hyundai Tiburon SE, V6, Luather, 2K Miles, Brand New Con ..$17,990
06 Cadillac CTS, V-6, Low Miles, Luather, Nay, MR, Like New ......$18,295
07 Dodge Charger, RRT, Leather, New Wheels, 33K Miles ..............$19,590

Furnished: 1, 2, & 2 +loft
Pool, Sauna, Fitness Room,
Some PetoFrienl bRooms
1/1: $750-$800/mo.
2/2 w/ loft: $1,050/rno. 50% OFF
1st Month's Rent w/ 12 month lease
1/1: $750/mo. includes water
3/2Nw ABou sRoom ES,200/mo.

201) Ma~rq ette 2/1:r$625/mo.
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07 Suzuki Forenza
wagon, 4 door, 5k
miles, warranty, red
color, loaded. $11,000.

6 lor 32K mies $ uKe

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White 1995 Cadillac
Sedan DeVille with
dark blue cloth interior.
Garage ket one owner,
Asking $3,500.00 Call
evenings 850-699-
04870r 850-200-2165.

NICEVILLE -3/2, single

garage. No Pets. $875
dpositm 8036-19 0

Valparaiso, Hidden
Cove, 3 BR, 21/2 BA, 2
car garage, pool, boat
slip and dck. NoC pe
check, damage
deposit. $1150/ mo.
Looking for a home?
Check the classified ads
every Wednesday.

Swift Creek, 4/3, Home,
34toiosS Et678-all for

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2 Blocks N. ofWal-Mart

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95 SeaDoo 800 w/
trailer, needs work,,
$700. Mitsubishi 60
Refr grtor 5
Craftsman brad-nailer
and stapler, $50 each.
18-speed Schwinn,
$50. 5 gallon shop
vac, $30. Many more
items, 598-7077

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NWFSC Student
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be available to provide
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The Beacon delivers your ad to more than 15,000 homes and businesses
-thousands more than any other newspaper in the market! Add another 15,000
distribution in the Eglin Flyer and Hurlburt Patriot!

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Firefighters visit RBCS
The Niceville Fire Department made its yearly visit to Rocky Bayou Christian School to speak to
the students about fire safety procedures recently. Visits were made to the fire truck where fire-
fighters demonstrated the equipment. This year RBCS had an essay contest open to students
through sixth grade on "How firefighters help our community." There was one winner chosen per
grade with the prize being eating lunch with the firefighters. The winners were, from left: front,
Thad Dempsey, 3rd grade; Suzanna Sober, 6th grade; Peter Mlasone, 5th grade; Chloe
Christianson, K5; Jet Reaves, 2nd grade; Josh Horton, 1st grade; Jeremy Rains, 3rd grade; rear,
assistant fire chief Tony Lohrman; director Rick Van Dyke; Chase Jackson, 3rd grade; Ainsley
Coil, 1st grade; firefighter Mlike James and fire chief Tommy Mlayville.

College to hold series

for info on admission

Northwest Florida State
College will hold a series of
information sessions,
"NWFSC-The Basics: What
You Need to Know to Begin
College," for new and prospec-
tive students Nov. 12 at the
Niceville Campus, Nov. 17 at
the Chautauqua Center in
DeFuniak Springs, and Nov. 19
at the Fort Walton Beach
Campus. All sessions will run
from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Information about NWFSC,
the admissions process, finan-
cial aid, programs of study-
including bachelor's and associ-
ate degrees and certificate pro-
grams--will all be available.

T he assistance to fi11 out admissions
Niceville and residency forms, provide
session placement testing information
will be and answer questions.
held in Academic department directors
t h e and instructors from select pro-
College grams of study as well as
M all NWFSC Career Center and
Galler y Student Activities staff will also
hautauqua be available.
,e held in Financial aid staff will be
4, and the available at each session to
:ssion will answer questions about scholar-
linistration ships, grants, loans and other
i. Financial aid concerns.
Services For more information, visit
visers will or call Maddie
e prospec- Fricano, Coordinator of
individual Recruitment at 729-6467.

If you want Niceville, Valparaiso and Blue water Bay
to know, say it in the Beacon.

Call 678-1080 to advertise today.


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