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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 7, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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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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Judge dismisses part of charges in college case

'Crumbs of the case' remain against Sansom, Richburg, Odom

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A Leon County judge Monday
dismissed much of the state's
criminal case against James R.
Richburg, former president of
Northwest Florida State College,

developer Jay Odom, and State
Rep. Ray Sansom. The charges
stemmed from a $6 million leg-
islative appropriation for a college
building project.
Under 18-page pretrial ruling
by Circuit Judge Terry P. Lewis,

part of indictments issued earlier
this year against the three men
But the prosecutor, who said
he would appeal the judge's rul-
ing, said only "the crumbs of the
case" remain.

Lewis' ruling had been sought
by the defense, which contended
that there was no subterfuge in
Sansom's obtaining the $6 million
appropriation for a Northwest
Florida State College facility at
the Destin Airport which a state

grand jury later asserted was real- appropriation of money to build
ly intended as an airplane hangar an airport training facility that
for private use. would also be used by Destin
As part of official misconduct emergency-management workers
charges, the state contended that in a natural disaster.

Sansom, Richburg and Odom
"falsified" the 2007 legislative

Please see JUDGE, page A-9

Libraries cope with cuts


Saturday. 7 a.m.-noon

Guys, here's your
chance to shop for the
things you want. The annu-
al Knights of Columbus
men's only yard sale will
be held at the home of
Adam Dieterich, 1482
Cypress St., Niceville.
Info: 897-2117.
Saturday. 9 a.m.-I p.m.
Get the dust washed off
your vehicle and help fight
breast cancer at
the Niceville
AutoZone, 193
E. John Sims
P Parkway, as
Niceville Curves
Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer team washes
vehicles for a good cause.
Monday. 9-11 a.m.
Add some green to your
thumb at the October ses-
sion of the Growing and
Showing series at the
Library. This
week, the
group, which
covers garden-
ing, arranging
and display,
will study the design called
a spatial thrust.
Call 729-5406.
Monday. 5:30-8 p.m.
Considering a career in
health care? Don't miss the
Health Programs
Information Fair at
Northwest Florida State
College, Building K.

More on these and other
events, CALENDAR, B-6.


Aid shrinks, but usage

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
The economic recession has
squeezed local public libraries
from two directions, say library
officials. Just as a shortage of
property tax money forces
budget cuts, the recession's
impact on individuals increases
their demand for library servic-
"As more people are out of
work and looking for new jobs,
they come to the library to use

computers to do job searches
and prepare resumes," said
Bob Gorin, director of the
Okaloosa County Public
Library Cooperative (OCPLC).
In addition to job seekers, he
said, other people make greater
use of libraries simply because
they're free.
"As the economy tightens,"
Gorin said, "many people cut
their personal expenses by can-
celing their cable TV and
Internet services. Then, they


come to the library to use the
Internet and even to watch tele-
The Niceville Library, said
its director, Sheila Bishop, pro-
vides several televisions with
cable service in a secluded area
in the back of the library.
"People can watch whatever
they like, but we usually
encourage people to tune in
stations that are acceptable to

Please see LIBRARIES, page A-2

Panel endorses

plan to annex

1,100 acres

Ruckel would develop land

after joining Niceville

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Niceville officials Monday
endorsed a proposal to increase
the size of the city by more than
1,100 acres, which would open it
to years of more growth.
By a 7-0 vote, the Niceville
Planning Commission recom-
mended that the city council
annex a 1.7-square-mile, largely
undeveloped tract in an unincor-
porated area of Okaloosa County,
east of Forest Road and north of
Rocky Bayou Drive.
The commission also recom-
mended that the city council
adopt a new zoning category,

Community Planned Unit
Development (C-PUD) that
would give the tract's owner,
Ruckel Properties, more leeway
in developing the land, the largest
remaining piece of unbuilt private
property in the county south of
The council will hear both
measures Tuesday.
A C-PUD zoning district is
designed for projects that
required multiple phases and will
develop over time, according to a
draft update to the city's land
development codes.
Please see PANEL, page A-9

By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
This year's Boggy Bayou
Mullet Festival Oct. 16-18 will
feature a fresher taste, according
to festival officials. That's
for the
first time
in 15
years, the
sold at
the festi-
val food Florida Departme
booth describes the flesh
will be a firm, light meat wi
locally caught.
During that time, said Mark
Elliott, who, as member of the
Boggy Boys Sportsmen's Club, is
in charge of the mullet booth for
the 33rd annual festival in
Niceville, the fish was caught in
the Pensacola area. "It's just not
as good as our fish," he said.
The difference is in the mul-
let's feeding grounds.



"We have sandy bottoms in
our bays and bayous," Elliott
said. "The farther west you get,
the more muddy the bottom gets.
Mullet are bottom feeders. I
would say between Panama City
4we have
the best
there is."
t of Agriculture shift to
the black mullet as Pensacola-
moderate flavor, area fish,
said, was mandated by the consti-
tutional ban on most monofila-
ment nets in Florida waters.
When that amendment took
effect in 1995, it was no longer
possible to catch enough local
mullet to satisfy the crowds at the
Another factor, said Don
Please see MULLET, page A-3

Senate hopeful says

Earth stands still

Crestview man campaigns

on geostationary plank

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Spreading his conviction that
the universe
around a
Earth is
among the
Lynch is
seeking Chuck Lynch
election to one of the state's two
U.S. Senate seats in 2010.
Lynch, 61, of Fort Walton

Beach, prefiled as a candidate for
the U.S. Senate with the Florida
Department of State, Division of
Elections, June 30, and submitted
his initial statement of candidacy
in July.
A substitute teacher for the
Okaloosa County School District
for the past seven years, Lynch
has been a perennial, and unsuc-
cesful, candidate, running for
superintendent of schools three
times, and for the school board
twice. He currently serves as the
treasurer for the Democratic
Party of Okaloosa County.

Please see SENATE, page A-5

Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
Kelsie Yang said her favorite part of the Niceville Library is story time for young children.
She is shown with her children Alex, 9 months, and Kailey, 2 years. Libraries countywide
saw county funding decline for the second year in a row.

This year's mullet

will taste even better,

festival vendor says

Flu shots


Maureen Porch6 of Bluewater
Bay got her seasonal flu shot at
the Walgreens pharmacy in
Bluewater Bay from pharmacist
Jim Wheat. "I get a shot every
year," Porch6 said. She said
she also plans to be immunized
against the H1N1 "swine" flu
later this fall, when vaccines
become available (story, Page
A-3). Seasonal shots, which
cost $25, are available at
Walgreens most days before 4
p.m. Patrons are asked to call
first. Other Niceville locations
for public vaccinations for sea-
sonal flu are: Kmart (call for
walk-in availability, weekdays 10
a.m.-1 p.m., and 3-6 p.m.); and
CVS (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-
noon, Bluewater Bay location is
Oct. 9, 8 a.m.-noon).
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whoever is watching with them."
Popular TV channels, she said, are
usually cable news, weather and
sports channels that help senior
citizens and other library patrons
keep up with current events. Other
people, she said, drop in to watch
their favorite entertainment shows.
Some people, said Gorin, come
to libraries for help in filling out
forms for everything from income
tax returns to food stamp applica-
tions. In fact, he said, library
patrons even include people who
cannot read. "A staff member here
in Niceville once spent over an
hour helping an illiterate man fill
out the forms he needed to file a
criminal complaint against some-
one who had committed a crime
against him," Gorin said.
The county library cooperative,
Gorin said, was established in
1997 to ensure that all county res-
idents would have access to public
libraries even if they do not live
within the limits of cities that have
libraries. Okaloosa County gov-
ernment itself does not operate
any public libraries. The county's
six public libraries are operated by
cities: Niceville, Valparaiso, Fort

Walton Beach, Destin, Shalimar,
Mary Esther and Crestview.
The county subsidizes city
libraries with county tax money, in
return for which, the cities do not
charge nonresident fees to patrons
from outside their city limits.
Since 1997, Okaloosa County has
poured $11.16 million into the
library co-op, most of which was
passed along to the city libraries.
County funding for the cooper-
ative, Gorin said, increased steadi-
ly from 1997 to 2008, from
$300,000 to $1,304,000, but
dropped to $1,004,000 in fiscal
year 2008-09, and is dropping
again in FY 2009-10, to $900,000,
about the level of 2004.
State aid to Okaloosa libraries,
Gorin said, climbed from
$145,241 in FY 1998 to $209,462
in FY 2005, but has since declined
each year, to $85,000 forFY 2010.
To be sure, faced with shrink-
ing tax bases, both Okaloosa
County and the state of Florida
have also made cuts in other areas
as well.
Cities like Niceville and
Valparaiso have tried to make up
the shortfalls with funds from their
own budgets, said Bishop. Cities'
share of total library budgets
jumped from 50 percent in FY

2008 to 60 percent in FY 2009,
and she expects that trend to con-
At the same time, said Gorin,
demands on libraries have
increased, For example, the num-
ber of books, recordings, and other
items checked out of county
libraries has climbed steadily from
198,075 in FY 1998 to an estimat-
ed 720,000 in FY 2009, although
final figures for the year may be
higher than that.
As the county's largest and
most well-appointed public
library, Niceville's is also by far
the busiest accounting for nearly
one-third of all library circulation
countywide in the 12 months
ended Sept. 30, 2008, according to
the co-op.
For Valparaiso, the county's
smallest public library, "we're OK
this year," library Director David
Weatherford told the Beacon. The
library's budget for the fiscal year
that began Oct. 1 is ,242,700,
about the same as last year, with
about 24.5 percent of that coming
from the county library coopera-
The Valparaiso library lost
about $16,000 from the county
this year, but the city made up the

If county or city budget cuts
continue, Weatherford said, the
Valparaiso library could be in
trouble, but for now, it is doing
well, and plans some improve-
ments during the coming year.
"We're preparing a '-K- i, .1 uni-
versity' program," he said, "We
have two children's story times
each week, and the Valparaiso
Garden Club has classes here. We
plan to install new shelving in the

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

children's section this year."
In Niceville, said Bishop, the
county's allocation to the city
library has been cut by $89,000 in
the last two years, and the city has
been able to replace only part of
that. The library has made up for
budget cuts by reducing staff, she
said, not replacing six of the
library's original 22 employees
who left during the last couple of
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father lifted his toddler to get a
look at the fish in the aquarium.
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at a flash of red and yellow that
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Page A-2

their salaries was used to buy
books," she said.
One program in danger is the
county Bookmobile, said Gorin
and Bishop. "It's an important pro-
gram," Bishop said, "especially
for senior citizens who cannot
drive or get a ride to the library, to
nursing home residents, and to
people in rural areas who have
trouble getting to the nearest
To keep the bookmobile on the
road, said Gorin, an OCPLC office
worker has volunteered to drive
the bookmobile part time, allow-
ing regular driver Char Purdy to
work part time (20 hour per week)
for Northwest Florida State
College, with the extra pay going
to help support the bookmobile
are especial-
ly important
to children
a n d
Bishop said.
For children
of working
parents, the
library is a Bob Gorin
safe, adult-supervised location to
spend time between the end of the
school day and the time their
working parents get home.
Regular foot patrols of the
library and its surroundings by
Niceville police officers helps
ensure that the library is a safe,
peaceful place for everyone. When
a librarian tells someone to
"Shhh!" they can call for backup if
they ever
need it, but
that hardly
ever hap-

library also
provides a
quiet place to
study, use a
computer, or
do class Sheila Bishop
research. Not all children have a
quiet room of their own and a
computer at home, Bishop said.
Many rely on the library.
The library is also a social hub
for many local teens, Bishop said,
especially the "Teen Space," a
room resembling an Internet cafe
in the back of the Niceville library,
behind glass doors and off-limits
to anyone but teenagers and
library staffers.
Several Niceville High School
students who spoke with the
Beacon gave
high marks
to the Teen
Space. When
asked his
main reason
for coming
to the library,
Z a c h
Chance, 15,
said, "To
socialize and Weatherford
hang out
with friends."
I come here because every-
body else comes here," said Kora
Dent, 14.
"We all love the teen room,"
said 15-year-old Brianna Elliott.
tI love coming here," said Kyla
Howell, 15. "The teen room is
quiet, and I can get away from the
house, use the computer, and
check e-mail."
Other age groups enjoy the rest
of the library, however. "My main
use of the library is the children's
story times," said Kelsie Yang, a
young Niceville mother who
brings her 9-month-old son, Alex,
and her 2-year-old daughter,
Kailey, to the children's room,
where they hear stories and play
on special children's computers
that feature video stories, music,
and games, as well as educational
material. There are also, of course,
In the adult section, patrons
could be seen browsing shelves,
studying together in small study
rooms, using computers, reading,
and watching TV. Niceville insur-
ance salesman Sean Fox said, "I
have a computer of my own at
home, but I like to come here as
well. It's a chance to get away
from the house to somewhere
quiet, where I can use the Internet
or read different books. Each year,
I come here to get volunteer help
with my tax returns.
Elsewhere in the library, a

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Swine flu vaccinations set

By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
If you want to be vaccinat-
ed against H1N1 or "swine
flu," you may have to wait
until next month, according to
Dr. Karen Chapman, director
Okaloosa County Health
"The vaccine is just begin-
ning to be shipped," she said. It
comes in various formulations,
such as nasal, shots, and doses
for pregnant women, and for
children. Vaccinations admin-
istered by the health depart-
ment will be free.
Chapman said the depart-
ment is expecting to receive
the vaccine, in varying
amounts, over the next 15
"Initially we'll be getting it
to doctors and hospitals,"
Chapman added. "We are rec-
ommending that people first
check with their private pri-
mary care physicians who
might be able to access it a lit-
tle bit earlier." The first batch
should arrive within the next
couple of weeks.
By Nov. 2 the department

should have enough to open up
public immunization clinics,
Chapman said, The clinics
will be open Monday-
Thursday, 1-8 p.m. On
Saturday and on Nov. 11
(Veterans Day) times will be 9
a.m.-4 p.m. The health depart-
ment hopes to have locations
listed on its Web site by the end
of the week.
The health department
anticipates that both intranasal
and shot formulations will be
Scheduled locations and
dates for the Niceville-
Valparaiso area are:
-Niceville Community
Center, 208 N. Partin Dr.-
Nov. 2, 4, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18, 30
and Dec. 2
-Northwest Florida State
College, Building K-Nov. 5
and Dec. 3.
Those receiving the vaccine
from the health department
will need to complete a con-
sent form, available at the clin-
ic sites on the day of vaccina-
tion or from the department's
Web site,

From page A-1
Baccadutre, the city building
inspector who has had a leading
role in Mullet Festival practices
for several years, was the closing
of Spence's Seafood on Bayshore
Drive, Niceville, in the mid-1990s.
"You couldn't depend on indi-
viduals because of weather condi-
tions," Baccadutre said.
"In the old days, we sold up to
10,000 pounds of fish in a week-
end," Elliott said. "Obviously, we
can't catch that much fish our-
Today, he said, about 3,000
pounds of mullet is sold at the fes-
tival, owing to the addition of
other menu items both at the
Boggy Boys stand and elsewhere
on the festival grounds.
Today, there is a sufficiently
abundant local mullet population
to meet the demand, said
"There's plentiful mullet and
the guys are catching mullet out of
local bays," Baccadutre said. "We
have a young crew now and they
feel like they can do it and clean
To catch as much mullet as
possible, Elliott said, a few days
before the festival he and three or

four others will take time from
their jobs and "hope for good
weather." If they can't catch
enough to match the expected
demand, Niceville Seafood is
standing by to take up the slack.
He said he and the rest of the
Boggy Boys will employ legal
hand-tossed cast nets to catch as
much mullet as possible.
"We've all got our own small
boats," he said. "(But) you can
wade and catch fish with cast nets.
That's what most of us will do.
Some of us will take our boats out,
but mostly we'll be wading and
Elliott said Niceville Seafood
could be counted on because,
while the Boggy Boys are amateur
fishermen, that company's are
He added that anything caught
by Niceville Seafood would also
be local.
In addition to locally caught
mullet, Elliott said, the festival
booth will sell smoked mullet for
the first time in at least six years.
"We always have a lot of cus-
tomers who come up every year
wanting smoked mullet," he said.
"Some friends of ours up in Baker
will smoke the fish for us, and
we'll make several trips to pick
them up. They'll be fresh, right off

the smoker."
Each year, the Boggy Boys buy
shrimp for the festival from the
Lori Ann, a shrimp boat owned by
Walter Hicks, and this year will be
no exception. But even the shrimp
menu will boast an addition.
"We're going to boil shrimp

and have buffalo (very spicy)
shrimp this year, which is a new
addition," Elliott said. "We had a
couple of test runs for ourselves
and they turned out really great.
The Boggy Boys booth will
also sell cheese grits, hush puppies
and baked beans, Elliott said.

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A native of Mobile, Ala.,
Lynch earned a degree in mathe-
matics from the University of
South Alabama and later worked
for several years for the Army
Corps of Engineers in Mobile,
followed by 15 years in southern
California as a computer consult-
ant, according to a statement from
the candidate.
Lynch acknowledged that time
and monetary considerations are
big hurdles for him to overcome
on the larger stage of state and
national politics. If he gets a
place on the Democratic primary
ballot, he would be opposed in the
2010 Democratic primary by bet-
ter-known politicians such as
Miami Congressman Harold
Meeks, whom Lynch acknowl-
edged has an edge in name recog-
nition and fund-raising.
The winner of the Democratic
contest will face the victor of a
Republican primary field current-
ly dominated by Gov. Charlie
Crist and former Florida House

Speaker Marco Rubio. GOP
incumbent Mel Martinez resigned
earlier this year, and an appointee
is serving the year and a half
remaining in his term.
To avoid a ballot filing fee of
$10,440, Lynch said he hopes to
qualify for the ballot by petition,
needing 112,000 signatures of
Florida registered voters by
March. He plans to use the
Internet to obtain the needed
number of signatures, although he
had not yet established a Web site
as of last week. He is hopeful that
the state will waive a 10-cent per
signature fee the state imposes to
verify petition signatures.
When asked what issues he
intends to pursue in his campaign,
Lynch mentioned only two. First,
he'd like to restore respect for the
American flag. When he was
growing up, Lynch said, flags
were taken down during bad
weather. Today that practice
seems to be commonly ignored,
he said, something that should be
corrected with a nationwide flag
protocol campaign.
Lynch also would like the

Senate to recognize-possibly by
resolution-that the earth is sta-
tionary and that the Sun and rest
of the Universe revolves around
When asked about why he was
pursuing this geocentric idea-a
theory rejected by Copernicus
and proven false by Galileo about
400 years ago-Lynch referred
the Beacon to a Web site,
The site cites a "simple mis-
take in the 16th century of aban-
doning geocentricity (sun going
around a stationary earth) and
accepting heliocentrism (earth
spinning and going around the
sun). There is no proof for or
against either theory. All tests,
including the stationary satellite,
can be explained just as easily
from the geocentric viewpoint."
The Internet site added: "The
change in theories damaged our
viewpoint of the Bible, which is
geocentric. The King James Bible
is openly geocentric with many
verses like the following: 'From
the rising of the sun unto the
going down of the same' (Psalms

113:3). During creation week
God didn't call the 2nd day of
creation 'good,' as he did every
other day. God is telling us it will
be difficult to understand the fir-

mament, which we must do in
order to understand the Bible."
"I have the agenda we need to
follow," said Lynch, who said he
hopes to "leverage" his prior elec-

tion experience and the name
recognition he's earned in his cur-
rent attempt to achieve national
office. He said his chances of
success are "very good."

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Tony Vasquez Jr., 25, of 610
29th St., Niceville, was arrested
by sheriff's deputies Sept. 21 for
violation of probation on the
original charges of leaving the
scene of an accident, reckless
driving, violation of financial
responsibility, making a false
report, possession of marijuana
and possession of drug parapher-

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William David Grappy, a stu-
dent, 21, of 401-A Fir Ave.,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Sept. 17 for bat-
tery, domestic violence.

Angelique Howe Boughnou,
a dancer, 33, of 335 Crooked
Pine Trail, Crestview, was arrest-
ed by Valparaiso police Sept. 23
for driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, knowingly,
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Cerise Wall, 48, with an at-
large address and a permanent
address of 9999 Beck Springs
Road, Hickory Flat, Miss., was
arrested by Niceville police
Sept. 19 for grand theft.
In July 2008 Wall stayed
with a relative in Niceville, an
aunt who discovered the theft of
several pieces of jewelry after
Wall departed July 7, 2008. The
stolen jewelry included a $2,000
turquoise necklace, and two
rings, valued together at $900.
Wall was identified as the person
who pawned some of the stolen
jewelry at a pawn shop in New
Albany, Miss.

Tracy Ann Crevier, 37, of 324
Chicago Ave., Valparaiso, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
Sept. 21 on two misdemeanor
worthless check charges, one
valued at $6.68 and the other

Christopher Chase Shorey,
24, of 206 College Blvd.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Sept. 22 on a mis-
demeanor worthless check
charge, valued at $37.04.

David William Armstrong,
39, of 509 23rd St., Niceville,
was arrested by sheriff's deputies
Sept. 22 on two counts of
using/possessing the ID of anoth-
er person, one count of uttering a
forged instrument and two
counts of grand theft.
On or about April 17, 2004
Armstrong allegedly obtained a
$350 payday loan, at 700 NE
Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton
Beach, and wrote a check for
$390 on an account that had been
opened with someone else's
Social Security number. As of
Feb. 26, 2009 no payments had
been made on the loan.
On or about Nov. 13, 2008,
Armstrong allegedly applied for
another $500 loan at a Valparaiso
loan company, 146 W. John Sims
Parkway, Valparaiso, using a
bank statement that was opened
with someone else's Social
Security number.
Armstrong was also arrested
by sheriff's deputies the same
date, on a charge of failure to
return leased property.
Armstrong allegedly leased a
laptop computer May 1, 2009,
then failed to make the monthly
$87 lease fees, did not return the
computer, and failed to respond
to certified letters from the lessor.
Armstrong was also arrested
on warrants for failure to appear
on the original charges of petit
theft, fraud and passing a forged
or altered instrument, and a mis-
demeanor worthless check
Cory E. Pellnitz, 47, of 5
Southwind Court, Niceville, was

Woman hurt

in car crash
By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A 23-year-old Niceville
woman was the driver of a
2006 Ford Taurus that struck
two utility poles before
overturning on Eglin
Parkway in Fort Walton
Beach Friday morning,
causing four of six lanes of
traffic to close for several
hours, according to a report
by the Florida Highway
The FHP report stated
the single-car accident was
alcohol related.
According to the FHP
report, Lauren Clement, 23,
of Niceville, was driving
north in the outside lane of
Highway 85 (Eglin
Parkway) near Second
Avenue in the Ocean City
area about 5:12 a.m. when,
for unknown reasons, the car
drifted off the road and hit a
utility pole.
The vehicle then traveled
116 feet before striking a
wall, overturning, and hit-
ting another utility pole,
according to the FHP report.
The car came to rest on its
The FHP reported that
Clement, who was not wear-
ing a seat belt, received
minor injuries. She was
taken to the Fort Walton
Beach Medical Center,
where she was treated and
released. No one else was in
the vehicle.
The investigation was
continuing according to the
report, which indicated the
crash was alcohol related.
Damage to the car was esti-
mated at $10,000.

arrested by Crestview police
Sept. 23 for petit theft. On June
26 Pellnitz allegedly removed
about $100 of scrap copper
wiring and condenser coils from
a scrap metal area at a Crestview
electrical business. Pellnitz was
also arrested by Niceville police
Sept. 28 for trespass and petit
theft. On July 26 Pellnitz was
allegedly observed stealing alu-
minum from the back porch of a
Niceville business, 405 E. John
Sims Parkway.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 27,
of 304 Reeves St., Niceville,
was arrested by sheriff's
deputies on a Walton County
warrant for violation of proba-
tion on the original charge of
felony battery.
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Raul Falcon Silvas Jr., a tile
setter, 31, of 1016 48th St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Sept. 16 for fraud,
failure to redeliver hired or
leased property. On April 16,
2008, Silvas allegedly agreed to
a rental purchase of a $3,622
plasma TV, and $2,172 for a
sofa and a home theater speaker
stand. Silvas allegedly stopped
making the $214 a month pay-
ments after two months and did
not return the leased items.

Genie A. Foret, 38, of 1419
23rd St., Niceville, was arrested
by Niceville police Sept. 26 for
violation of pretrial release on
the original charge of domestic

Joshua Larry Walker, unem-
ployed, 24, of 400 Kelly Road,
Apt. 12, Niceville, was arrested
by Niceville police Sept. 25 on a

Santa Rosa County warrant for
petit theft.

Jacob Donald Murray, unem-
ployed, 20, of 107 Harding
Road, Niceville, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies Sept. 16 for
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill,
domestic violence related.

Joseph Richard Tyrell III,
unemployed, 19, of 205
Longleaf Court, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
Sept. 21 for making a false state-
On Aug. 27 Tyrell told police
that a man to whom he had
given a ride home had pulled a
gun and robbed him of $287.
During a photo line-up Aug. 31
Tyrell identified a Niceville man
whom Tyrell claimed had
robbed him.
The supposed robber told
police that he did not rob Tyrell
at gunpoint but had accepted
$40 from Tyrell in order to pur-
chase marijuana, but in fact kept
the money and did not provide

VFire Department Rbports

Th ille Fire De4htmtnt responded to the following calls Sept. 28 through
Nic ie
0 Structl3 Emergency r ical cair
OVeh a[lle.acciden fn
1 Other fireO Vehicle accident with extricalon
0 Illegal burn 3 Other Emergency call ,
0 False alarms 0 Hazardous conditions

Location Situation Date
Kelly Road .................. Medical ................ 9/29/09
N. Partin Drive ............ . .Medical ............. . .9/29/09
Grand Oak Drive ........... Medical ............. . .9/29/09
Parin Drive and John Sims .... Vehicle accident ......... 9/29/09
E. John Sims Parkway ........ Power pole ......... . 9/30/09
Beach Drive .............. . .Outside equipment fire . .10/2/09
W. John Sims Parkway ........ Alarm activation .........10/2/09
Valparaiso Boulevard ........ .Medical .............. 10/2/09
Cape Lane .................. Medical ................ 10/2/09
Pine Lake Drive ............ Medical .............. 10/3/09
E. College Boulevard ........ Medical .............. 10/3/09
E. College Boulevard ........ Medical .............. 10/3/09
Beverly Drive ................ Medical ................ 10/3/09
E. John Sims Parkway . . . .Medical .............. 10/3/09
Alonzo Court ............. . .Medical .............. 10/4/09
Reeves Street ............. Medical .............. 10/4/09
N. Cedar/John Sims ......... .Medical .............. 10/4/09
N. Partin Drive ............ . .Alarm activation ........ .10/4/09

...... 03:55
. . . .08:20
. . . .20:53
. . . .21:49
. . . .10:18
. . . .04:32
. . . .09:21
. . . .10:34
...... 13:40
. . . .03:28
. . . .06:23
. . . .14:04
...... 16:51
. . . .20:22
. . . .01:06
. . . .01:31
. . . .03:20
. . . .11:10

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North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls Sept. 28
through Oct. 4.

Location Situation Date
Parkwood Place .......... .EMS excluding vehicle .9/28/09
Evans Road ............. .Medical assist ........ .9/28/09
Glenlake Circle ........... .EMS excluding vehicle .9/29/09
Antiqua Way ............. .EMS excluding vehicle .9/30/09
White Point Road .......... Dispatched/canceled . .9/30/09
Highway 20 .............. .EMS excluding vehicle .9/30/09
Shipley Drive ............. .Dispatched/canceled . .10/1/09
Oakmont Place ........... .EMS excluding vehicle .10/2/09
Oakmont Drive ........... .Medical assist ........ .10/2/09
Parkwood Square ..........eEMS excluding vehicle .10/2/09
Taunton Road/Freeport......Dispatched/canceled .. .10/2/09
Berringer Drive ........... .Dispatched/canceled .. .10/3/09
Westlake Court ........... Lock out ............ .10/3/09
Balmoral Drive ............ EMS excluding vehicle .10/3/09
White Point Road .......... EMS excluding vehicle .10/4/09
White Point Road ......... .Alarm activation ....... 10/4/09

. . .09:42
. . .14:57
. . .09:29
. . .05:35
. . .14:10
. . .15:28
. . .07:48
. . .00:32
. . .02:04
.... 12:58
.... 17:01
. . .11:26
. . .17:03
. 18:14
. . .14:28
. . .16:36


The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during
the month of September 2009.
Location Situation Date Time
Kelly M ill Road .............................Assault .......................... 9/1/09 .................00:02
Montana Avenue........................ Exterior gas leak...............9/1/09.................15:04
Valastics Avenue........................Traumatic injury.................9/2/09.................07:26
Washington Avenue....................Fire alarm ............... 9/8/09.................17:48
S. Highway 85 ..............................Vehicle accident................9/9/09.................17:58
Madison Avenue........................ Gunshot wound...............9/11/09...............19:20
Washington Avenue................... Fire alarm ........................9/11/09...............20:31
Seminole Avenue.......................Vehicle accident................9/13/09...............00:18
Southview Avenue .....................Sick call............................9/13/09...............11:00
C hicago Avenue......................... Fall.................................... 9/17/09...............03:58
Valparaiso Parkw ay .....................Fall.................................... 9/18/09...............13:28
Mississippi Avenue ....................Unconscious....................9/19/09...............08:34
Davenport Avenue .................... Sick call........................... 9/19/09............... 23:27
Lincoln Avenue...........................Structure fire....................9/20/09...............19:48
N. John Sims Parkway ................Heart problem .................9/23/09...............16:07
Trevor Court................................Vehicle accident................9/24/09...............13:58
S. John Sims Parkway.................Vehicle accident................9/25/09...............20:22
Jackson Avenue.........................Breathing problem.............9/28/09...............09:16
Eastview Avenue..........................Fall.................................... 9/28/09...............14:47
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Location Situation Date Time
7th Street...................... EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..9/1/09......21:16
7th Street...................... Medical assist...........................................9/1/09 ......22:13
John Sims Parkway.......Vehicle/pedestrian accident.....................9/2/09......16:21
College Boulevard.........Road freight/transport vehicle fire.............9/5/09......06:07
Rocky Road................. EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..9/6/09......07:54
7th Street...................... EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..9/6/09......12:05
Rocky Drive....................EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..9/10/09....02:42
Huntingdon Circle.......... Smoke detector activation/malfunction.....9/11/09 ....16:29
Commercial Drive..........Smoke/odor removal................................9/14/09....10:18
Edgewater Drive............Vehicle accident no injury........................9/14/09....13:26
St. Charles Place...........Dispatched/canceled ...............................9/15/09....10:23
5th Street...................... EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..9/15/09....16:01
Rocky Bayou Drive........Vehicle accident no injury........................9/16/09....09:04
Turnberry Place .............Smoke/odor removal................................9/17/09....07:30
Napa W ay ......................Vehicle fire ....................... ...................... 9/17/09 ....08:49
Irene Drive ................... Rescue EMS ............................................9/19/09 ....22:15
Edgewater Drive............Rescue EMS ............................................9/19/09....23:10
Edgewater Drive............Authorized controlled burning..................9/21/09....11:44
John Sims Parkway.......Vehicle accident w/injury.........................9/24/09....16:23
Gingko Avenue ..............Outside rubbish fire/other ........................9/24/09 ....18:29
Highway 20 ..................Vehicle accident w/injury .........................9/25/09....00:04
Valparaiso Boulevard ....Power line down .......................................9/25/09 ....05:33
Parfin Drive ..................Vehicle accident no injury........................9/25/09....17:57
Tyri Cove..................... No incident upon arrival...........................9/27/09....12:47
6 Street...................... EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..9/27/09 ....10:52
Stephen Drive................Electrical wiring/equipment problem.........9/27/09....22:22
Golf Course Drive..........Vehicle accident w/injury.........................9/28/09....17:16

the marijuana.
During an interview with
investigators Sept. 1 Tyrell
allegedly admitted that he had
lied about the armed robbery
and had falsely identified the
robber because he was just mad
at the other man for taking his
$40 and not providing the mari-
DUI arrests
Jeremy Wayne Prather, 29, of
165-B Azalea Drive, Eglin Air
Force Base, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies for DUI,
pending urinalysis, on White
Point Road at Highway 20, Sept.
23 at 9:10 a.m.

Barbara Quinley, unem-
ployed, 46, of 1406 Cedar St.,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police for DUI on
Jones Avenue at Highway 20,
Sept. 27 at 12:55 a.m. Quinley
was also arrested for possession
of less than 20 grams of mari-
juana and was cited for posses-
sion of an open container of
alcohol and for an extinguished
A Niceville resident on Basin
Creek Cove reported that some-
time Sept. 18-19 unknown per-
son(s) stole a 2004 pickup truck
with approximately $1,000
worth of recently purchased
merchandise. The vehicle was
later determined to have been
repossessed earlier Sept. 19.

A Niceville resident report-
ed that her purse, containing $80
cash, two credit cards and vari-
ous IDs, was either stolen or lost
Sept. 17 while shopping. The
victim stated she had left her
purse on the right side of a
motorized cart while having a
blood sugar test at Kmart, 1140
E. John Sims Parkway, and real-
ized when she returned home
that the purse was missing. The
victim's husband was unable to
locate the purse in a search of
trash cans and the parking area.

Criminal Mischief
A Niceville resident from the
100 block of Abbot Circle
reported Sept. 26 that someone
had filled the mailbox with
shaving or whipped cream.
Mary E. Miles, 18, of 1437
Cypress St., Niceville, was
issued a notice to appear by
Niceville police Sept. 19 for
retail theft. Miles allegedly
changed a sales tag on an item
of clothing to reduce the price
she paid from $7.99 to $2.99, at
a Niceville store, 599 W. John
Sims Parkway.

Casey M. Chavis, unem-
ployed, 21, of 304 Reeves St.,
Niceville, was issued a notice to
appear by sheriff's deputies
Sept. 18 for retail theft. Chavis
was allegedly observed at the
Destin Wal-Mart concealing
several video games without
paying the total cost of the
items, $258.

Nina S. Cox, unemployed,
21, of 301 Goldenrod Court,
Niceville, was issued a notice to
appear by sheriff's deputies
Sept. 21 for retail theft. Cox
was allegedly observed at a
Sears store, 300 Mary Esther
Blvd., Mary Esther, concealing
items of jewelry and a pair of
sandals, without paying the total
cost of the items, $123.

William David Grappy, a stu-
dent, 21, of 401-A Fir Ave.,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Sept. 17 for bat-
tery, domestic violence.

Angelique Howe Boughnou,
a dancer, 33, of 335 Crooked
Pine Trail, Crestview, was
arrested by Valparaiso police
Sept. 23 for driving while
license suspended or revoked,
knowingly, and for unlawful
possession of prescription
drugs, six tablets of cyclobe-
nazprine, a generic form of

Tony Vasquez Jr., 25, of 610
29th St., Niceville, was arrested
by sheriff's deputies Sept. 21 for
violation of probation on the
original charges of leaving the
scene of an accident, reckless
driving, violation of financial
responsibility, making a false
report, possession of marijuana
and possession of drug para-

Cerise Wall, 48, with an at-
large address and a permanent
address of 9999 Beck Springs

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arrested by Niceville police
Sept. 19 for grand theft.
In July 2008 Wall stayed with
a relative in Niceville, an aunt
who discovered the theft of sev-
eral pieces of jewelry after Wall
departed July 7, 2008. The
stolen jewelry included a $2,000
turquoise necklace, and two
rings, valued together at $900.
Wall was identified as the per-
son who pawned some of the
stolen jewelry at a pawn shop in
New Albany, Miss.

Tracy Ann Crevier, 37, of
324 Chicago Ave., Valparaiso,
was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Sept. 21 on two misde-
meanor worthless check
charges, one valued at $6.68 and
the other $25.48.

Christopher Chase Shorey,
24, of 206 College Blvd.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Sept. 22 on a mis-
demeanor worthless check
charge, valued at $37.04.

David William Armstrong,
39, of 509 23rd St., Niceville,
was arrested by sheriff's

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of using/possessing the ID of
another person, one count of
uttering a forged instrument and
two counts of grand theft.
On or about April 17, 2004
Armstrong allegedly obtained a
$350 payday loan, at 700 NE
Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton
Beach, and wrote a check for
$390 on an account that had
been opened with someone
else's Social Security number.
As of Feb. 26, 2009 no pay-
ments had been made on the
On or about Nov. 13, 2008,
Armstrong allegedly applied for
another $500 loan at a
Valparaiso loan company, 146
W. John Sims Parkway,
Valparaiso, using a bank state-
ment that was opened with
someone else's Social Security
Armstrong was also arrested
by sheriff's deputies the same
date, on a charge of failure to
return leased property.
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laptop computer May 1, 2009,
then failed to make the monthly
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be accurate, I believe it does not
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meeting. The meeting started

with three budget proposals to
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-Budget 1 was based on a
millage rate of 4.5 mills.
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As I understand it Budget 3
was based on Valparaiso col-
lecting as much in property
taxes in 2010 as was collected
in 2009. Budget 3 would not
cut spending except for travel
and donations. It just did not
provide any pay raises to city
As I heard Commissioner
Smith, he did not think it was
fair to give city employees pay
raises when many of the people
who would be paying for those
pay raises were not getting pay
raises this year and maybe next.
I also heard Commissioner
Smith advocating cuts in city
travel budgets.
I think Commissioner
Heyward Strong opposed the
cuts in travel budgets but he did
not provide any examples of
specific benefits of the travel.
The travel funds Smith wanted
to cut were budgeted at $10,000
under Non-Departmental
Operating Expenses. There
were other travel funds budget-
ed for police and fire personnel
Maybe a Bay Beacon
reporter could determine what
the $10,000 travel provided to
the city.
Apparently any millage rate
of 4.2 mills or more required a
unanimous vote of the commis-
sioners. Strong made a motion
to set the millage rate at 4.2
mills. That motion was defeat-
ed 3 to 1.
Smith made it clear that he
would not support a millage
rate over the Roll Back Rate of
4.0577 mills. The other three
commissioners then agreed to
eliminate merit raises for the
city employees and cut other
expenses by approximately 6
percent. The city employees
would receive a COLA raise of
2 percent.
The commissioners then
voted 3 to 1 to set the millage
rate at 4.1591 mills. I believe
this was close to the highest
rate that could be set without
Smith supporting it. I think it
was good that Smith showed
concern for the citizens of
Valparaiso in these hard eco-
nomic times.

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From page A-1
The state alleged the appropri-
ation bill had been falsified
because the money was really
intended to build a hangar that
would benefit Odom, a close
friend of Sansom and big
Republican party donor.
In addi-
tion to the
the grand
jury issued a
noncriminal t c
" present-
ment" high-
ly critical of
what it char-
acterized as
a legislative James R.
system that Richburg
allowed a
few powerful individuals to chan-
nel taxpayer money into pet proj-
The controversy forced
Sansom, a Destin Republican
whose district includes Niceville

and Valparaiso, to resign his
administrative job at the college,
and then his post as Speaker of the
House. In the wake of the indict-
ments, the college board of
trustees fired Richburg as presi-
dent, and the state stopped his pen-
In his ruling Monday, Lewis
seemed to share some of the grand
jury's concerns. "A fair reading of
the Grand Jury's Presentment
should give pause to members of
the Legislature, and anyone else
who cares about public trust and
confidence in our government
institutions," the judge stated.
Lewis also stated: "The ques-
tion before me, however, is not
whether the conduct of the defen-
dants may be wrongful, unethical,
or a breach of the public's trust, but
rather whether it constitutes a vio-
lation of the specific criminal
statute under which they are
charged. Based upon their find-
ings, one can understand the frus-
tration and indignation apparent in
the Presentment of the Grand Jury.
It is also natural to want to punish

those involved. But not every
wrongful conduct is a crime.
Sometimes the remedy for such
conduct must be political rather
than judicial. This is one of those
unconstitu- -
tional the
of the statute
under which
Sanso m,
and Odom Ray Sansom
were indicted on charges of falsi-
fying a legislative appropriation.
The judge said acts of the legisla-
ture, as a body, "can not, as a mat-
ter of law, be falsified, within the
meaning of section 839.25(1)(b),
Ha. Statutes, by the misrepresen-
tation of a single member as to the
act's purpose."
However, the judge said there
was not enough information to
decide whether to also dismiss that
part of the state's "falsification"

charge based on a note, by an
unknown author before the appro-
priations bill was passed, indicat-
ing that $6 million be added to the
bill for the joint use facility at the
Destin airport was at the request of
Sansom, then the powerful
Speaker Designate.
Lewis also threw out the per-
jury charge against Richburg after
a lengthy discussion of the differ-
ence between statements of fact
and statements of opinion. In his
testimony before the grand jury,
Richburg insisted he saw plans for
the $6 million joint use facility at
the Destin airport as a training
facility and emergency operations
center for the city of Destin, not
the airport hangar that the prose-
cutor and grand jury saw, the
judge stated. Lewis ruled
Richburg's statements as opinion,
not the statement of fact needed to
charge perjury.
A perjury charge against
Sansom was left standing.
Prosecutor Willie Meggs, the
District 2 State Attorney in
Tallahassee whose grand jury

indicted the three men, said
Tuesday he was surprised by
Lewis' ruling and that he was
working on an appeal. Meggs said
that Lewis' order to dismiss still
left enough
of the origi-
nal charges
to allow a
trial to pro-
ceed, but that
"what's left
are the
crumbs of
the case."
A trial is Jay Odom
for Oct. 26 in Tallahassee, but
may be postponed in the wake of
Monday's ruling.
Meggs said that he will wait
for a decision from the appeals
court before prosecuting the case.
"This was huge for us," said
Odom's attorney, Jimmy Judkins.
The charge that the appropriations
bill had been falsified was the
whole basis of the misconduct

charge, said Judkins, and that's
what the judge threw out.
The Beacon asked Northwest
Florida State College interim
president Jill White to comment
on the ruling. She responded:
"We're encouraged for the com-
munity and the individuals
involved-due process proceeded
as expected under our justice sys-
Asked how the ruling might
affect mediation with former pres-
ident Richburg, who is seeking his
job back, or damages, White
responded: "The board's original
dismissal action was not judg-
mental of Dr. Richburg's legal
issues at the time. So, the college
and the board is proceeding with
the presidential search."
Calls for comment to
Richburg, his lawyer Chris Kise,
NWFSC Trustees Chairman Wes
Wilkerson and Trustee Sandy
Sims were not returned before the
Beacon's press deadline yesterday

From page A-1

A concept plan and a final
development plan are required
prior to actual development. A
minimum of five acres is needed
to qualify, according to the draft
Attorney Jeff McInnis, repre-
senting Ruckel Properties before
the planning commission, said the
owner probably wouldn't present a
detailed development plan for at
least 12 to 18 months. The com-
pany is still working on environ-
mental studies to determine how
much of the 1,100 acres is actual-
ly buildable, since a large wetlands
area runs through the middle of
the property from north to south.
Commissioners asked a series
of questions on the traffic impact
of development, building heights,
and the status of Ruckel Airport, a
grass airstrip on the eastern edge

From page A-7
computer, and failed to respond
to certified letters from the les-
Armstrong was also arrested
on warrants for failure to appear
on the original charges of petit
theft, fraud and passing a forged
or altered instrument, and a mis-
demeanor worthless check

Cory E. Pellnitz, 47, of 5
Southwind Court, Niceville, was
arrested by Crestview police Sept.
23 for petit theft. On June 26
Pellnitz allegedly removed about
$100 of scrap copper wiring and
condenser coils from a scrap
metal area at a Crestview electri-
cal business. Pellnitz was also
arrested by Niceville police Sept.
28 for trespass and petit theft. On
July 26 Pellnitz was allegedly
observed stealing aluminum from
the back porch of a Niceville busi-
ness, 405 E. John Sims Parkway.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 27, of
304 Reeves St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies on a
Walton County warrant for viola-
tion of probation on the original
charge of felony battery.

Raul Falcon Silvas Jr., a tile
setter, 31, of 1016 48th St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Sept. 16 for fraud,
failure to redeliver hired or leased
property. On April 16, 2008,
Silvas allegedly agreed to a rental
purchase of a $3,622 plasma TV,
and $2,172 for a sofa and a home
theater speaker stand. Silvas
allegedly stopped making the
$214 a month payments after
two months and did not return
the leased items.

of the tract. The airport will
remain, they were told.
Commission Chairman Tony
Namlick asked McInnis if there
was any particular reason the
owner wants land annexed by the
city, which would increase proper-
ty taxes. McInnis responded that
Ruckel Properties had enjoyed a
successful relationship with the
city in the past and that many of
the developer's customers appreci-
ated the services provided by the
The recommendations to adopt
the C-PUD zoning designation in
city code and the annexation
request will now go before the city
council for three public hearings
before they are finalized.
"This is a great thing for the
city," said Lannie Corbin, city
manager for Niceville. "We're
down to (about) 300 acres of
developable land" inside the city's
current boundaries. Properly
planned, the additional acreage

will allow the city to continue to
grow, he said.
Future development of the land
will require connection to the
city's water and sewer system.
Corbin said that adequate existing
water and sewer lines are available
for connection along Rocky
Bayou Drive to the Huntington
Estates subdivision and near the
airport. Corbin said the city
already charges "impact fees" for
water and sewer hookups that
would help pay the additional
costs to the city.
When asked by the Beacon,
Corbin said his preference for any
commercial development within
the 1,100 acre parcel would be to
locate it on the east side of the
property. That would keep most of
the traffic away from current resi-
dential neighborhoods along
Rocky Bayou Drive and Forest
Road, and in Huntington Estates,
he said.
Reaction in the real estate



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development was positive. "For
the future of Niceville, we've got
to have it," said John Minger,
owner of Century 21 Wilson
Minger agency in Niceville. The
acreage is just about the only
developable land left in the area,
he said and will complement com-
mercial developments planned for
the city, such as the planned new
Wal-Mart and Home Depot.
Minger said he expects the new
acreage will be developed in a
controlled manner, making new
residential developments in phas-
es, as the market improves. A con-
trolled, phased development will
not harm the local housing market,
he said. The local home market
has just about bottomed out and
has begun improving over the
summer, he said.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Niceville's Kyle McDorman, playing at defensive back, picks off
a Pace pass during Friday night's football game at Pace. The
Eagles won, 42-28.

NHS rides late

heroics to win

Staff Reports
The Niceville High School
Eagles continued their winning
ways Friday with a 42-29 victory
over Pace.
The game was close early, but
running back Roy Finch's 157
yards gained and four touchdowns
served as a one-man wrecking
crew for the Eagles. He iced the
cake with a fourth-quarter touch-
down on a 25-yard catch to record
the final score and put Niceville
out of Pace's reach.
The game wasn't easy for the
Eagles, though. They trailed 28-21
early in the third quarter as Pace
quarterback David Casey

excelled. But he faltered shortly
after Pace went ahead, as
Niceville defensive back Anthony
Miles intercepted a Casey pass
and scampered 35 yards to score,
tying the game at 28.
Late in the third quarter,
Niceville scored again on an
impressive 86-yard pass for a 35-
28 lead. Then Finch took over,
scoring to give the Eagles a two-
touchdown lead they never surren-
The Eagles will play A.
Crawford Mosley High School
Friday at home. The Lynn Haven
team has a 3-1 record, having lost
Friday to Tallhaassee Leon, 24-21.


Eglin Womens Golf
Association, weekly play,
Thursday, Sept. 24.
Throw out one hole each
side/full handicap.
Championship: first, tie, Toots
Chlebowski, 58, Rhonda
Mitchell, 58; second, Bobbie
Harvin, 59; third, Sheri
Gwaltney, 60. First flight: first,
Audrey Bailey, 57; second,
Linda Lozano, 62; third, Mary

Robillard, 63. Second flight: first,
Kay Sheehan, 57; second, tie,
Sue Greenslade, Beth Stanley,
60, third, Jan Boggs, 62. Third
flight: first, Angie Conner, 57;
second, Joan Bennett, 58; third,
Maria McKee, 60. Fourth flight:
first, Shirley Wohleber, 53; sec-
ond, Janet Mooneyham, 61;
third, Margie Coombs, 62. Chip-
in No. 1, Mary Robillard; No.16,
Joyce Plummer.



by depth

lose fifth

Staff Reports
An inability to defend
against the pass spelled disaster
for the Rocky Bayou Christian
School Knights (0-5) Friday
night as Munroe Day School
ran roughshod over the second-
ary, racking up 302 passing
yards on the way to a 54-0 rout
in front of a Knights
Homecoming crowd.
While Munroe Day School
advanced for a total 509 yards
on the ground and in the air,
Rocky Bayou could gain only
35 yards, just two of which
were on passes.
Munroe scored early and
often, putting the game out of
reach by halftime, when the
score stood at 33-0.
Rocky Bayou came close to
scoring in the second quarter as
Chris Behnken returned a kick-

Beacon photo by Scott Schaeffler
Rocky Bayou Christian School tailback James Waldron stays ahead of Munroe Day School
defenders during Friday night's game. The Knights fell to their fifth straight loss, 54-0.

off 73 yards, but the Knights
were unable to capitalize, turn-
ing the ball over on downs four
plays later.
Youth and a lack of depth
can be blamed for the Knights'
poor showing so far this sea-
son, said head coach John

"We're extremely young
and we don't have a lot of
depth," he said, noting that the
defensive backfield is com-
posed mostly of eighth graders.
Next week's game against
Alabama School for the Deaf
(4-1-0) at home promises to be
another challenge for the team.

Like Rocky Bayou, the
Silent Warriors run a double
wing offense. Unlike Rocky
Bayou, they have two light-
ning-fast running backs.
"They have the best running
back we'll see," Reaves said,
referring to No. 22, Joshua
Snow. "He has blazing speed."

Lewis strikers stop Liza Jackson



By Danielle Tavano
Beacon Correspondent
The varsity girls volleyball
team of Lewis Middle School
held on to its undefeated status in
a match against the Liza-Jackson
Lions Wednesday, Sept. 30, to
bring their record to 5 and 0
The team's record is indica-
tive of its fierce style of play.
The two teams played a best
of three, with Lewis racking up
points quickly in the first set, 25-
The second set was a closer
and more exciting match, with
digger Brittany Weeks executing
a perfect dig to save a score.
"If you mess up, you just have
to shake it off and keep trying,"
Weeks, 13, said with a smile. "I
try to forget about it and stay
focused on what I'm doing."
The varsity team is composed
of sixth, seventh and eighth
graders who are more experi-
enced or skilled, while the junior
varsity team encompasses fifth
and sixth graders who are less
experienced in the game.

Beacon photo by Danielle Tavano
Lewis Middle School volleyball Falcons watch as Liza Jackson players prepare to spike the ball dur-
ing their match Wednesday, Sept. 30. Lewis took the match easily to remain undefeated at 5-0.

Krysta Forte, who recently
had a baby, coaches the team
with the help of her dad, Bill
Royal, and her longtime friend,
Samantha Bivens.
"We won our first game for
baby Forte," said hitter Tea
Forte and Bivens have
coached the team for four years,

and have played volleyball
together since high school. They
even went to state volleyball
competitions in Orlando, which
Forte describes as "an amazing
Lewis and Ruckel are the only
undefeated teams this year.
"You really have to play
together as a team to keep the ball

off the floor," said Royal. "They
are playing great as a team and
are having fun doing it."
Setter Tessa Morkey credits
coach Royal for all his help this
year in setting up the team's so
far perfect season. Royal came in
to help coach the team while his
daughter cares for her newborn

Danny Pugh has been appointed to the Board of Trust-
ees of Bridgeway Center Inc., a community behavioral
health center for treatment, counseling/therapy, senior
services, as well as judicial and driving schools. Danny
holds a Masters Degree in Logistics Management from
the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Masters
Degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State
University. He began his federal career for the US
Government Accountability Office as a Management
Analyst/Federal Auditor. Later he reassigned to the
Eglin AFB, and Danny became a logistician in the Eglin
Logistics Plans Office, reporting to the 3205th Logistics
Group Commander. He was reassigned to the Air
Armament Center Plans and Programs Office where he
worked strategic planning, budget programming, and
with the Eglin AFB Mission Enhancement Committee.
Subsequent to his retirement from federal civil service,
Danny has become an active member of the Niceville-
Valparaiso Kiwanis Club, as well as First Baptist
Church of Niceville.

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Niceville High School has
the two-
Camp at the
nations' first
senior mili-
Daniel Stewart tary college
Northfield, Vt. The camp is
designed to develop the leader-
ship skills of high school stu-
dents by providing a challeng-
ing and meaningful adventure
camp experience. Physical fit-
ness training was part of the
first week, as were paintball,
rappelling, climbing wall, first
aid training, water survival
skills, orienteering and leader-
ship classes.
Stewart is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. William and Dora
Stewart, 123 Bermuda Circle,

Alyssa Kittell, a senior at
Niceville High School, has
been hon-
ored by The
Board as a
National .,
Scholar for Alyssa Kittell
her excel-
lence in academic achievement.
The NHRP identified outstand-
ing Hispanic/Latino high
school students who took the
important component of the
NHRP is that the list of recog-
nized students is distributed to
subscribing four-year postsec-
ondary institutions in October.
This gives the students an
opportunity to hear from col-
leges that are particularly inter-
ested in communicating with
academically outstanding stu-
dents of Hispanic/Latino her-
itage. Alyssa received a certifi-
cate from NHRP as well as
NHS principal Dr. Linda

Beacon photos by Stacie Morgan
The staff at Gulf Coast Dental will sponsor Halloween Candy Buy Back Day on Nov. 1.
Standing by to trade $1 for every pound of Halloween candy you bring in to their office,
will be, from left: Monica Prevatt, Chris Amker, Cyndi Garner, Stephanie King, Dr.
Michael Duckworth and Shantel Anderson. Also helping, but not pictured, will be Dr.
Steven Robinette, Rhonda LeDuc, and Sara Fife.

An offer with teeth:

sell your candy back

Dentist will

pay $1/lb.

day after

By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Only 24 more days before
all those little pirates, bunnies,
ghouls, princesses and super
heroes hit the streets, or the
Orange Fest, to gather up bag
loads of good-tasting, but
tummy-aching and tooth-
decaying candy.
How do you combat those
tooth trashers and stomach
stompers without taking the
fun out of Halloween? One
local dental office has found a
way to increase the fun of
trick-or-treat and to brighten
the days of U.S. troops over-
Gulf Coast Dental, in
Bluewater Bay, will present a

Some of the goodies that can be bought by Gulf Coast
Dental, to be shipped overseas to military members.

Halloween Candy Buy Back
Day, Sunday, Nov. 1, from 1 to
3 p.m.
Trick or treaters can pick
out their favorite Halloween
treats to save for later but trade
in the rest to send to those
serving our country overseas.
Gulf Coast Dental will buy
your extra candy at the rate of

$1 per pound.
"Kids can still have all the
fun of trick-or-treating, but
now il i ._i ._y banks will
benefit as well," said Dr.
Steven Robinette, owner of
Gulf Coast Dental. Robinette
read about the Halloween
Please see CANDY, page B-3

'Darrow' delayed;

until March 24-27

One of the two theatrical
productions originally sched-
uled to be produced by the the-
ater department at Northwest
Florida State College in Oct.
has been rescheduled to the
spring semester.
The NWFSC production of
"Clarence Darrow," originally
scheduled for Oct. 8-10 in the
college's Sprint Theater, has
been rescheduled for March 24-
27. The college's fall produc-
tion of Mark Twain's comedy,
"The Diaries of Adam and
Eve," will still be presented as
scheduled Oct. 14-17. Both
productions start at 7:30 p.m. in
the Sprint Theater, the smaller
of the two theater venues, at the
college's Mattie Kelly Arts
Center in Niceville.
"The Diaries of Adam and
Eve" is delightfully adapted for
the stage by David Birney and
was originally broadcast on
American Playhouse. The role
of Adam in the NWFSC pro-
duction is played by Greg
Stoughton of Niceville and the
role of Eve is played by Rita

Dailey of Crestview. Tickets
are now on sale at the Mattie
Kelly Arts Center Box Office
in-person or by phone at 729-
6000. Tickets are for $15 for
adults and $10 for youth 18 and
younger. Currently enrolled
NWFSC students may attend
free of charge on student nights
on Oct. 12 and 13 by showing a
current NWFSC ID at the door.
"The Diaries of Adam &
Eve" is set in a Victorian gar-
den. At first, Adam is puzzled
by the new arrival in the garden
and he is suspicious of her dis-
turbing appetite for fruit. Eve,
believing herself to be some
sort of experiment, is curious
about another experiment in the
garden, perhaps some sort of
reptile or possibly architecture.
Eve gives names to everything,
much to Adam's annoyance. He
tries to ignore her, so she seeks
companionship among the ani-
mals, particularly with a certain
snake. Adam and Eve eventual-
ly grow to love each other and,
in the end, learn what it means
to be human.

Cycle sale helps

children's center

The Emerald Coast Children's
Advocacy Center recently
received a generous contribution
from Officer Skip York's widow,
Janel York.
April 25,
York and
Burt Lopez
were killed
in the line
of duty
while try-
ing to Skip York
arrest a
domestic violence suspect. Just
prior to his death, York had pur-
chased a new Harley-Davidson.
"My son, Michael, and I
wanted some good to come out
of Skip's death," Janel said. "We
thought donating the proceeds
from the sale of his motorcycle
to The Center would be a good
way to do that."

The center will recognize the
gift with a brick placed in the
"Wall of Protection" at the cen-
ter, which will be displayed Oct.
15 at 4 p.m. as part of The
Center's 12th birthday open
"Officer York and Officer
Lopez were tremendous assets to
our community," Executive
Director Julie Hurst said. "We
were heartbroken when we heard
the news and are incredibly
grateful to receive such a won-
derful gift. The proceeds we
received will help protect child
abuse victims in our communi-
Tony and Diane Biancanello,
owners of Heritage Cycles in
Fort Walton Beach, helped facili-
tate the sale. Prior to the sale,
Janel and Michael both signed
the interior motor. The new
bike's owner resides in
Louisiana, but a name was not
available for publication.


Day set

Nov. 7
Pioneer Day 2009, a free,
family-oriented event, is sched-
uled for Saturday, Nov. 7, from
11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Fred
Gannon Rocky Bayou State
Park. Activities will include
demonstrations of pioneer skills,
dulcimer music, native plant
walks, wildlife presentations, sto-
rytelling, and archeological dis-
A special feature this year
will be talks by two humanities
scholars from the Panhandle
area. Dr. Brian Rucker, a sev-
enth-generation West Floridian
with a doctorate in history, will
talk about pioneer lifestyles.
Raymon Melvin, a fourth-gener-
ation lumber and turpentine
worker from Holley, will present
a history of the local turpentine
Please see PIONEER, page B-3
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lan A. Drain
Air Force Airman 1st Class
Ian A. Drain graduated from
basic mili-
tary training
at Lackland
AFB, San
He is the
son of Wes
and Mary
Drain of
Ian A. Drain Beach.
Drain is a 2006 graduate of
Niceville High School. He will
complete tech school at Brooks
lowed by assignment to Duke
Field with the Air Force
Jacob M. Barnick
Marine Corps Pfc. Jacob M.
Barnick, a 2007 graduate of
Rocky Bayou Christian School,
Niceville, recently reported for
duty with Headquarters and
Headquarters Squadron, Marine
Corps Air Station, Futenma,
Amber McAllister
Army National Guard Pfc.
Amber McAllister has graduated
from basic combat training at
Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.
She is the daughter of Mark
and Sylvia McAllister of St.
Vincent Cove, Niceville.
McAllister is a 2008 graduate
of Niceville Senior High School.

Marguerite P. McHugh
Air Force Airman Marguerite
P. McHugh graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland Air
Force Base,
San Antonio,
who com-
plete basic
training earn
four credits
toward an
associate in Marguerite P.
applied sci- McHugh
ence degree
through the Community College
of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Joseph
and Mauricia McHugh of
Sparkleberry Cove, Niceville.
McHugh is a 2005 graduate
of Niceville High School.
Johnathon L. Ingles
Air Force Airman Johnathon
L. Ingles graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base,
S a n
He is the
son of
Kenneth and
Ingles of S.
JoIthn L. Valparaiso.
gnes Ingles
received an associate degree in
2008 from the School of
Communication Arts, Raleigh,

Scouts of Den 7, Troop 52, along with leaders and parents,
toured the offices of the Bay Beacon in Niceville Sept. 29.

Cubs tour office

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Beacon Staff Writer
Members of Den 7 of Scout
Troop 52 visited the office of
Beacon Newspapers Sept. 29.
Den members are: Brian
Gustafson, Richard Grice, Chase
Mixon, Robert Benzenhafer,
Nicholas Gary, Matthew Willard,
Dean Gianotti and Timothy
The visitors toured the
Beacon's news, :,,l 1 isiiin-. pro-
duction and circulation facilities
at 1181 E. John Sims Parkway,

Beacon staff members
showed the Scouts some of the
equipment and methods used to
produce the weekly newspapers
the Bay Beacon, the Eglin Flyer,
and the Hurlburt Patriot.
They learned how reporters
gather news, what kinds of arti-
cles newspapers publish, why so
many people read newspapers,
and how newspapers play an
important role in American life
and democracy.

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Veta Lynn Head, daughter of
Harriet and John (deceased)
Welch, Pensacola, and Nathan
Young Jolliff, son of Reade and
Carole Jolliff, Niceville, were
married Aug. 8, 2009, 6:30
p.m., in an outdoor ceremony at
Kelly Plantation, Destin, in a
double-ring ceremony.
Presiding was the Rev. John
Underdahl. Landon Head, the
son of the bride, gave her away.
The pianist was Lee Kohler.
Matron of Honor was Tara
Dominguez and Maid of Honor
was Langley Head.
Attendants were Joanna
Hogan, Belinda Chandler,
Sonya Welch, Cam Zarzaur,
Kim Nye, Lisa Chavers and
Danielle Carro. The ringbearer
was Roman Carro. Flower girls

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Baldock
of Niceville announce the wed-
ding of their son, Nicholas Alan
Baldock, to Louisa Lockhart
Nicholas is a graduate of
Auburn University, with a bach-
elor's degree in political science.
Louisa is also a graduate of
Auburn University with a mas-
ter's degree in industrial design.
She is the daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Stewart Stowers and Mr.
and Mrs. Garry Henry.
Nicholas and Louisa were

were Madison Jolliff and Peyton
The best man was Matt
Jolliff, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen were Brian
Maloney, Casey Reed, Jeff
LaConte, Tyree Stuckey, Chip
Sellars, Jeremy Jorgenson, Paul
Bryars and Edward Bohnenstiel.
A reception was held at Kelly
Plantation, Destin. A special
guest was Reade Jolliff Sr.,
gi.llIfII.iili of the groom.
The couple honeymooned on
a cruise to Mexico and will
reside in Gulf Breeze.

Louisa and Nicholas Baldock

wed Sept. 19, at the Cathedral of
the Incarnation, Nashville,

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NHS rewarded for seat belt use rise

Went from 49 percent to 64 percent compliance with law


Niceville High School's Ken Bernich and Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff Jay Jones look over
the prizes NHS won for having the highest increase in the rate of student seatbelt users.

From page B-1
Candy Buy Back Program in a
dental journal. The program was
initiated by Dr. Chris Kammer, of
Wisconsin, in 2006.
The traded candy will be
shipped to Operation Gratitude in
California, which will, in turn,
box it up along with other special
goodies for service men and
women stationed overseas.
Operation Gratitude is a chari-
table organization that sends
about 100,000 care packages
every year to deployed service
members. Packages contain not
only candy, but things like batter-
ies, toothbrushes, foot warmers,
packets of oatmeal, beef jerky,
hand lotion, greeting cards and

Okaloosa County Sheriffs
Deputies last week delivered traffic
safety equipment and other prizes
to the drivers' education program at
Niceville High School as part of a
Teen Outreach Program in an effort
to reduce accidents and save lives.
Niceville High won prizes for hav-
ing the largest rate of increase
based on number of students count-
The Traffic Enforcement Unit
received a $15,000 grant from the
Florida Department of
Transportation to fund the pro-
gram. Okaloosa County then
ranked fifth in the region in the
number of traffic-related injuries
and fatalities involving teens.
The grant helped fund a motiva-
tional speaker, traffic safety posters
and a high school seatbelt cam-
paign and survey.
On May 13, deputies conducted

lots of other small items we
sometimes take for granted but
deployed service members may
not be able to get.
Just because you might be
passing your candy along to the
troops doesn't mean you're pro-
moting tooth decay for American
service members. They probably
won't be eating all those sweets
themselves (but they might save
some of their favorites too).
Many will share it with the chil-
dren who live in Afghanistan or
Iraq as a goodwill gesture from
the children in the United States
to those in the countries where
they serve.
Gulf Coast Dental is the only
office of dentistry in Okaloosa
County registered in the national
Candy Buy Back program,

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seat belt usage surveys of 200 stu-
dent drivers.
Originally, seat belt usage was:
-Niceville High: 103 wearing
belts; 49 percent usage rate
-Choctawhatchee High: 168
wearing belts; 84 percent usage
-Fort Walton Beach High: 155
wearing belts; 78 percent usage
-Crestview High: 141 wearing
belts; 70 percent usage rate
-Baker High: 84 out of 111;
76 percent usage rate
-Laurel Hill: 12 of 36 cars; 34
percent usage rate
On May 19, a popular youth
motivational speaker visited the
schools to promote driving safety,
including buckling up. Deputies
returned to the schools on May 27
to do a recount of the first 200 stu-
dent drivers at the larger schools

according to the Buy Back Web
site. The only other dental office
within a 50-mile radius is located
in Pensacola.
"There are several charities
that send Halloween candy to
troops overseas but we're the only
dental office in our area," said
Cyndi Garner, Candy Buy Back
organizer and dental hygienist at
Gulf Coast. "We feel this benefits
everyone all the way around. It's a
community thing. We hope to get
as many involved as possible. It'll
help parents who might be think-
ing, 'Oh gosh, what am I going to

and of every car at Baker and
Laurel Hill.
After the presentation, seat belt
usage rose across the board, to:
-Niceville High School: 128
wearing belts; 64 percent usage
rate (15 percent increase)
-Choctawhatchee High: 185
wearing belts; 92 percent usage
rate (8 percent increase)
-Fort Walton Beach High:
162; 81 percent usage rate
-Crestview High: 167 wearing
belts; 83 percent usage rate
-Baker High: 84 of 115; 73
percent usage rate
-Laurel Hill: 16 of 31; 52 per-
cent usage rate
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Director Sgt. Jay Jones said
Okaloosa County has also now
dropped from fifth on the list of
teen traffic-related injuries and
fatalities in the region to 11th.

do with this bag-load of candy?'
And the kids can still go out and
trick-or-treat and have their
favorite candy but they can also
give to Afghan kids. Or it could
even go to orphanages overseas."
The Candy Buy Back event,
running from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov.
1, will also feature prizes and
refreshments as well as giving
children an opportunity to pen a
note of greeting and thanks to
service members. Gulf Coast
Dental is located in the Courtyard
Plaza, 4566 E. Highway 20,
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of living and working in
Northwest Florida's longleaf pine
forests. Rucker and Melvin come
to Pioneer Day through a grant
from the Florida Humanities
Among the exhibits will be
demonstrations of spinning,
weaving, basket-making, corn
grinding, churning, shingle mak-
ing and a display of early folk
toys. Participants will have the
opportunity to dip candles, make
rag dolls, quilt, and try their skill
with a saw. Re-enactors will set
up a Civil War campsite.
One unique exhibit will be a
19th century chuckwagon,
restored and 11,11 lilk d by park vol-
unteers to demonstrate how the
wagon was used.
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to coincide with game
Kids who attend get free popcorn

Tripping the

light fantastic
Guest John Baker dances with Olive
Haughton, a non-ambulatory resi-
dent of Twin Cities Pavilion, during
the facility's "Elegant Evening" cele-
bration Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Residents, family members and
guests danced to big band tunes and
enjoyed refreshments and the beau-
tiful decorations around them.
Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson

black) and to stay afterward to
watch the Ruckel vs. Davidson
football game.
All students who attend the
open house will receive a ticket
for a free bag of popcorn at the
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Dining Room, Hall and Hardwood floors in Foyer.
All Bedrooms have wood laminate flooring.
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in condition. New Double paned windows and
new A/C unit. Sold "AS IS" "Short Sale" $185,00

State Hwy 20W Choctaw Beach, 3/2 home total-
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views of the Bay at Destin. New Sprinkler system,
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Citadel Lane Iron Gate S/D Crestview, 4/2. Built
2006. All Brick home. Like new. Elementary and
Middle School is within walking distance and will
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Eglin AFB. Many upgrades throughout home.
2,351 Sq. Ft. $215,900

Destin: Short Sale Shirah Street in Crystal
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Cabana House. Beach access. Kidney shaped
pool. No HOA fees. $600,000

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space available. 1,500 Square feet, 2,300 Square
feet, 1,875 Square feet or 6,000 Square feet.
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$2,200- Niceville, Valparaiso, Crestview, Ft.
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36 Hickory Street MLS#521416 $657,125 Looking for a buyer with a bit of
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928 Juniper Avenue MLS#511079 $159,000 Motivated seller needs offer.
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* Townhome Views of the Bay, New Kitchen, 3/2.5 ........ $240,000
*Waterfront, Marina Cove Townhome 3/2.5 ............ $249,900
* Bluewater Bay Home, 3/2.5 ..................... . .$299,999
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Unfurn. Condo, 1/1, 1st Floor, Great Location . . . .$ 775
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Unfurn. Condo, 2/2, W/D, Family Pool Pass Incl. .. $1,179
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Upcoming blood drives
Oct. 7, Hurlburt Medical Group, 8
a.m.-4 p.m., Village Baptist Church,
Destin, 4:30-7 p.m.
Oct. 9, Gulf Coast Medical Center,
Panama City, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wal-
Mart Crestview, 1-5 p.m.
Airport to display T-shirts
During October, in honor of
Domestic Violence Awareness Month,
Shelter House will display the
Project," at the
Northwest Florida
Regional Airport, a
group of 29 color-
ful adult, child, and
baby-sized T-shirts. The shirt designs
are a reflection of each person's expe-
rience with domestic violence.
Info: or
Valp. Library programs
The Valparaiso Community
Library will offer two pre-school and
toddler storytimes during the fall on
Monday, 10-11 a.m., and Tuesdays,
9:30-10:45 a.m. Puppets, games,
music and art activities will be on the
agenda with an age-appropriate story.
Info: 729-5406.
To help expand the art and literacy
program for elementary school chil-
Sdren (pre-K through
fifth), the
Library will offer
art, music and read-
ing Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m. Info: 729-
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., the
library's Genealogy University meets
to show family historians how to
incorporate United States and
European history into their genealogy
research. The fall program will begin
with the 1840s and work its way into
the 20th century. Info: 729-5406.
Preschool storytime
Preschool (ages 3-5) story time is
planned for the Niceville Public
Library Wednesdays and Thursdays at
10:30 a.m., in the Youth Services
Program room.
It will include stories, music, fin-
ger plays, poetry, and a take-home
Bring a favorite Teddy bear if you
wish. Info: 729-4554.
Adventure Club bike ride
Thursday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m., bike ride
in Niceville in the Parkwood area of
Bluewater Bay on
the north side of
Hwy. 20. Meet at
the Winn-Dixie
supermarket on
Hwy. 20. Supper
after the ride at a
nearby restaurant. Honcho: Bob and
Audrey Hains (897-3624).
Rummage sale planned
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
Church, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd.,
Niceville, will hold its fall rummage
sale, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, and
Saturday, Oct. 10.
Info: 678-7813.
K of C men's yard sale
The annual men's only yard sale,
sponsored by Knights of Columbus,
Christ Our Redeemer Council
#13527, will be held Oct. 10 at the
home of Adam Dieterich, 1482
Cypress St., Niceville, 7 a.m.-noon.
The yard sale includes items such
as lawn mowers, grills, lawn & garden
tools, hardware, furniture, rugs and
sports equipment; no shoes or cloth-
All proceeds will go to support
Knights of Columbus charities.
Info: 897- 2117.
Genealogists to meet
The Genealogy Society of
Okaloosa County will hold its month-
ly meeting on Saturday, Oct. 10, 10
a.m. at the Heritage Museum, 115
Westview Ave., Valparaiso.
The speaker is genealogist and fel-
low member Margaret Harris, who
has taught genealogy classes in
Okaloosa County for years. She will
speak on "Tools for Your Case Study."
Bring family group records that have
you stumped and she will help you to
find ways to resolve your problems.
The public is invited. After the
meeting, all those interested will join
in having a Dutch treat lunch at one of
the local restaurants.
Church sets Oktoberfest
The Choctaw Beach United
Methodist Church will hold its annual
Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 10, 4-7
p.m. The church is located on Live
Oak Street in Choctaw Beach, approx-
imately eight miles east of Bluewater
Bay, two blocks off of Highway 20.
Authentic German and American food
will be available for $7.95 a plate.
Adventure Club bike ride
Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m., bike ride

in the Shalimar/Gamier Bayou area.
Meet at Gamier Park on Beachview
Drive. Beachview Drive intersects
Eglin Parkway at the foot of the Cinco
Bayou Bridge. Go down Beachview
for several blocks and you'll see the
small park on the right. Lunch after
the ride at a nearby restaurant.
Honcho: Bruce Blackwelder (301-
Gospel group to entertain
Heirline, a gospel singing group,
will be at New Beginnings Church of
Freeport Sautrday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.
The church is located on Hwy 20
West, Freeport. Info: 835-5111, 9
a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Blue Jean Ball
Wear your favorite denim outfit for
a casually elegant evening to benefit
Covenant Hospice at the Crestview
Community Center, Saturday, Oct. 10,
6 p.m. Tickets are $40 each or $70 per
couple on sale at
or from Covenant Hospice, 370 W.
Redstone Ave, Crestview, or 101 Hart
St., Niceville.
Enjoy a silent auction, steak dinner
and a dessert buffet. Entertainment
will include local band Jaded Klark, a
"Dancing With the Stars" style dance
competition and a special perform-
ance by Northwest Florida State
College's show choir, "The
Info: Shelley Canales or Lill
Jennings, 729-1800 or
shelley.canales @covenanthospice
Benefit car wash
Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Niceville AutoZone. Proceeds to ben-
efit the Niceville Curves Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer team.
Charity golf tournament
Twenty-eighth annual Jack Straub

k Charity Golf touma-
ment sponsored by the
Sandestin Lions Club,
Sunday, Oct. 11, at the
Santa Rosa Golf and
Beach Club on Highway 30A, Walton
The tournament will be a scramble
with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost
of tournament is $75 and includes
green fee/cart, lunch and range balls.
Tournament features a $25,000 prize
for the main hole-in-one challenge.
Info: 269-0196.
Growing, Showing series
The October session of the
Growing and Showing series will be
held at the Valparaiso Library on Oct.
12, 9-11 a.m. The group will study a
special design type called a spatial
Info: 729-5406 or marieharri
Adventure Club bike ride
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m., bike ride
on Navarre Beach. Meet at the parking
area near Sailor's Grill Restaurant.
Supper after the ride at a nearby
restaurant. Honcho: Jim and Edilia
Menges (581-7235).
Flu shots at Walgreen's
Walgreen's will have a flu shot
clinic Oct. 13 at the Bridgeway Senior
Center, 268 Glennview Ave.,
Valparaiso, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $24.99,
833-9291, Medicaid and Medicare
will be accepted.
Health info fair planned
The Nursing and Allied Health
programs at Northwest Florida State
College will hold a Health Programs
Information Fair Tuesday, Oct. 13,
5:30-8 p.m. at the Niceville Campus
College Mall, building K, for those
interested in admission to NWFSC
programs in dental assisting, para-

medic, EMT, radiography, emergency
medical services, medical
coding/billing and both the associate
degree (RN) and bachelor's degree
(RN to BSN) programs in nursing.
Destin women set lunch
The Destin Woman's Club is hold-
ing its October meeting and luncheon
Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Louisiana
Lagniappe in Destin. Social Time, 11

a.m. Business Meeting, 11:30 a.m.;
lunch, noon, $20. Program: Holiday
Bazaar. info at
Reservations are due by noon
Friday, Oct. 9. E-mail: gpappas-john
Health care panel
The October meeting of the
Okaloosa County Democratic
Women's Club will be a panel discus-

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