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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: January 6, 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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win round

in Sansom

college case

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
The state's criminal case
against Rep. Ray Sansom, for-
mer college president James R.
Richburg and Destin developer
Jay Odom
last week
when a
court let
stand a
court rul- Ray Sansom
ing dismissing much of the
In October Leon County
Circuit Court Judge Terry
Lewis threw out the major part
of official-misconduct charges
against the three defendants, a
ruling left intact Thursday by a
three-judge appellate panel in
Tallahassee after Willie
Meggs, the Leon County State
Attorney, appealed it.
In April a Tallahassee grand
jury indicted Sansom and
Richburg on official miscon-
duct charges after alleging that
the Destin lawmaker had
steered $6 million in legisla-
tive appropriations to
Northwest Florida State
College in order to build a
joint-use facility at the Destin
airport that would also be used
by Odom as an aircraft hangar.
The grand jury later indict-
ed Odom, a major contributor
to Sansom and the Republican
Please see SANSOM, page A-6

Wednesday. 7-9 p.m.
Learn all about classical
music in a series, "Better
Listening," which will run
each Wednesday through
Feb. 24 at the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship of
the Emerald Coast, 1295
Bayshore Drive,
Valparaiso. All sessions are
free and open to the pub-
Thursday. 6-8 p.m.
It's time to
start thinking ",
about soft-
ball. The ,
Girls Softball Association
will hold its first 2010 soft-
ball registration at
Niceville City Hall, fol-
lowed by registrations
Thursday, Jan. 14 and Jan.
21, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday,
Jan. 9, 16 and 23, 9 a.m.-1
Thursday. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
a series of
each Thursday through
Feb. 11 at the Northwest
Florida State College cam-
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women. The classes are
free. Call 243-1201.

More in Calendar, B-4.
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Eglin eyes White Point for housing

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
More than 400 acres of federal
land at White Point, near the north
end of the Mid-Bay Bridge, are
under consideration as a site of
Air Force housing.
Also, about 74 acres outside
the East Gate of Eglin Air Force
Base, in Valparaiso, is under con-
sideration for military family
The Air Force will hold three
public "scoping" meetings next
week to gather views of the pub-
lic on implementation of the
Military Housing Privatization
Initiative (MHPI), under which
the proposals were announced this

The first meeting is set in
Niceville at the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center of Northwest Florida State
College, Jan. 12, 6-9 p.m. All
members of the public are invited.
To implement the MHPI, the
Air Force's proposed action also
includes the conveyance of all
existing military housing units (up
to 1,413) distributed among sever-
al parcels of land located on Eglin
Air Force Base and Hurlburt
Field, including infrastructure and
utility connections, to a private
real estate development and prop-
erty management company.
The private developer would
demolish as many as 1,404 of the
The developer would construct

548 units for Hurlburt and 929
units for Eglin and return nine
historic units to the Air Force.
At completion of the project, a
private developer would own and
operate up to 1,477 units on
behalf of Eglin and Hurlburt, leas-
ing them to service members.
The Air Force would relocate
the existing Hurlburt Field Family
Camping facilities. All construc-
tion and demolition activities
would occur on Eglin and Hurlburt
Please see HOUSING, page A-6
Eglin officials are holding public
meetings next week on a plan to
build up to 1,413 units of military
housing at one or more locations
shown above.
Eglin Air Force Base

Arnold, Smith battle for Valp. mayor

Two commission

seats also contested

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Valparaiso Mayor John B. Arnold is run-
ning for reelection. In a rematch of 2006,
Arnold is challenged for the post in the
May 9 election by City Commissioner

Brent Smith, who announced his candidacy
Also at stake are two of the five city
commission seats, sought by six candidates.
One-term incumbent Lydia Johnson is not
running again. Incumbent Heyward H.
Strong, a commissioner since 1970, is seek-
ing another four-year term.
Arnold, who has served as mayor since
1964, did not disclose his candidacy until
he filed papers with the city clerk during

Brent Smith

the four-day ballot-qualifying period that
ended Thursday.
Following are the candidates:
-John Bruce Arnold Jr., 80, of 104
Jasmine Place, is the incumbent mayor
seeking reelection. A city resident since
1955, Arnold retired from federal civil serv-
ice at Eglin Air Force Base in 1996. He
served six years on the city commission
before being elected mayor in 1964. He
Please see MAYOR, page A-3

Beacon photo by Kenneth Books
Sewer construction at Bayshore Drive and Byrne Street, above, will close Bayshore at 27th
Street for as long as four months, starting Monday, affecting perhaps 5,700 motorists a day.

By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
The city of Niceville and its
sewer contractor hope the
impending closure of part of
Bayshore Drive for construction
will last less than the announced
four months.
Bayshore will be closed at
27th Street, starting Monday, to
allow the contractor Royal
American to reposition the Lions
Park and Byme Street lift sta-
tions. A $600,000 project.
The closure, which may last
until early April, will affect an
estimated 5,700 motorists a day.
"We hope to have it done
sooner than (four months), but
that's the time allotted to do it,"
said Steve Summerbell, chief
estimator and project manager
for the Panama City firm. "Any

time we can do it faster, we're
obviously going to try and give
it our best shot."
The lengthy closing of
Bayshore, said Summnerbell, is
necessary because of "the depth
of it and the soil conditions." He
said the sewer line running from
Byrne Street will be 22 feet
"It has to flow downhill and
when you're going uphill to flow
downhill, that's not always the
best scenario," Sutmmerbell said.
Summerbell said gravity
sewer is historically laid slowly
to avoid having to dig up the
area and do it over.
He said the proximity of the
nearby Citgo fuel terminal is
another factor arguing for care.
"You can't just go trouncing in
Please see SEWER, page A-3

$1 million for sidewalks near Lewis

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Valparaiso will receive $1
million in state money to
build new sidewalks near
Lewis Middle School.
All that remains is for the
city officials to formally exe-
cute the agreement and accept
the money from the Florida
Department of Transportation,
which isn't requiring any local

contribution as a condition.
City Administrator Carl
Scott said he will place the
grant on the agenda of the city
commission meeting of Jan.
11, with a copy of the agree-
ment that needs to be signed
by city officials and returned
to DOT. The grant includes
$200,000 for designing side-
walks and $800,000 for con-

The original application
was submitted by Valparaiso
in 2006, according to Keith
Shores, the DOT's Local
Agency Program administra-
tor, but it was not approved.
Valparaiso re-submitted the
request in 2008 and it was
approved for funding, he said.
The city needs to return a
signed agreement stating the
city will accept the money

and build the sidewalks. The
money is not federal stimulus
money, Shores said, but is
state funded under the
Transportation Enhancement
Grant program. Shores said
the grant includes money for
design as well as construction.
According to Shores the
first phase of construction is
for sidewalks along Jasmine
Avenue, from the beginning

of Jasmine to Grandview
Avenue, about 6/10ths of a
mile. Phase II will be for side-
walks along Montana Avenue,
Grandview Avenue,
Mississippi Avenue, Florida
Avenue, Glendale Avenue and
Vine Street.
Scott said that shortly after
he was hired in August 2009
Please see LEWIS, page A-2

New Year's


brave icy waters
The fourth annual Polar Plunge took place
at Niceville's Turkey Creek Park at 10 a.m.
on New Year's Day. Hosted by Trinity
Presbyterian Church in Valparaiso, 31 peo-
ple of all ages plunged into the frigid waters
of Turkey Creek. Onlookers watched as the
plungers jumped from the dock and swam
to the sandbar on the opposite side of the
creek. The oldest plunger was Gary
Williams, 53, and the youngest, 10-year-old
Jeffrey Sober.
Photo by Lyn Williams

Sewer contractor

explains 4-month

street closure

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he inquired about the grant and
learned that it had been
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the agreement. The design
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From page A-1
and his wife have six grown chil-
-Brent Smith, 52, of 143
Menzel St., is challenging
Arnold for the mayoralty.
Smith, a general and electrical
contractor, has served six years
as city commissioner, 2002-06
and January 2008 to present.
He was raised in Valparaiso and
returned to the city in 1998.
Smith is married with one
grown son.
In the mayor's race in 2006,
Arnold won reelection to the
mayoral post with 521 votes,
with Smith garnering 429 and a
third candidate, Larry Barnett,
drawing 219 votes.
Smith has announced his res-
ignation from the city commis-
sion effective March 16, a move
necessary for him to run for
mayor. His successor will be
appointed by the city commis-
City voters will also pick two
city commissioners from the
following six candidates who
qualified last week:

From page A-1

there with those gas lines," he
said. "They have lines that run
across the road that we have to go
Niceville Public Works
Department project manager
Chad Morris agreed. "There's a
lot of stuff along Bayshore
they have to dig around," he
said, including utilities.
The closing will force
motorists to use alternate
routes such as Cedar Avenue or
Palm Boulevard. The contrac-
tor will put up detour signs
before work begins, said
Roughly 5,700 drivers use
Bayshore drive each day,
according to Florida
Department of Transportation
figures. The nearest point of
measurement is at the intersec-
tion with Partin Drive, said

-John Havard, 44, of 428
Gregory Ave. He grew up in
Valparaiso. He is married and
has three
Havard has
b e e n
for nearly
10 years by
the City of
Fort Walton
where he
woerksh John Havard
works in
the public works department.
-Diane Kelley, 52, of 1281
N. Bayshore Drive. Kelley was
born in Valparaiso and spent
most of her
life in
where she
has been
by the
school dis-
trict and
serves as
the princi- Diane Kelley
pal at Destin Middle School.
Kelley moved back to

city planner Wanda
Bayshore Drive will be
closed from the intersection
with 27th Street at the Citgo
terminal to Lions Park, Morris
said. He said 27th Street will
remain accessible from
Bayshore Drive.
Morris said it's likely that
part of the Lions Park parking
area will also be closed,
although no one is certain how
much. "The boat ramp is sup-
posed to stay open," he said,
"but the parking is going to be
A lift station pumps waste-
water to a collection area, pre-
venting flooding.
Royal American plans to
renovate and rebuild the Lions
Park lift station. The lift sta-
tion on Byrne Street, which is
being relined with new sewer
pipe, will be replaced. The
entire project is expected to be
completed by July,

Valparaiso six years ago and is
married, with one grown daugh-
-Ron Powers, 53, of 409
Andrew Drive. Powers is a
painter by
trade but ,
un e m-
when the
tanked. He
has been a
city resi- Ron Powers
dent since 1967 and is married
with three grown children.
-Heyward H. Strong, 78,
of 101 Kinsey Court. Strong is
an incum-
bent city
commis -
sioner and
has contin-
served on

1970. He Heyward Strong

Summerbell said.
"It's more convenient to just
build a new station on Byrne
Street," Morris said. "The pric-
ing was going to be basically
the same. That moves that lift
station up so the storm surge
would have to come up a
whole lot higher before it
floods that station."
The contractor will cut the
pavement of Bayshore to run
wastewater lines. "It's too
deep to bore under it," Morris

retired from federal civil service
at Eglin Air Force Base in 1994.
He is married with five grown
-Caroleen Swanson, 70, of
12 Bayshore Court. Swanson is
an apartment manager on
Okaloosa Island and has been a
since 1985,
with the
of five
years due to
a military
returning to
in 1994. Caroleen
Swanson Swanson
has two
grown chil-

M a r t h a
52, of 229

has been a
resident of Martha
the city Woodcock

said. "It would have cost us
substantially more."
"They're trying to keep it
to as small an area as they can,
but you have to get those
sewer pipes across the road,"
he said. "There's no other way
to do it, really."
The project is being
financed by a state loan of
about $600,000. The city will
pay the money back at low
interest, Morris said.

since 1970 and is married with
three grown children. She
works as a school secretary and
has been active on the city's
Planning and Advisory Board.
Valparaiso city commission-
ers are elected at-large, with the
top two vote-getters being seat-

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partisan. The elected mayor
and city commissioners are paid
a ceremonial $1 per year, tradi-
tionally at the end of their four-
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Maxwell Edward Ryals,
unemployed, 55, of 320 N. Cedar
Ave., Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Dec. 15 on
charges of possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon,
possession of marijuana within
1,000 feet of a school with intent
to sell, and possession of drug

Michael Stephen Boone, an
assistant manager at a fast-food
restaurant, 23, of 719 Seven
Oaks Road, DeFuniak Springs,
was arrested by Niceville police,
subsequent to a traffic stop, Dec.
19, on charges of possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana
and possession of drug parapher-

Hatice Er, a cashier, 28, of
1119 Coral Drive, Niceville, was
arrested by Niceville police Dec.
26 on a charge of battery, domes-
tic violence.

Richard Leon Abercrombie,
49, with an at-large address, was
arrested by Niceville police Dec.
28 on charges of possession of a
controlled substance without a
prescription (two Lyrica pills, a
schedule IV narcotic) and viola-
tion of pretrial court order,
domestic-violence related.

Robert W. Neyendorf, 20, of
1101 47th St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies
Dec. 27 on a charge of battery,
domestic violence.

Angelo Kriengsak Vogel, 19,
of 1541 Valparaiso Blvd.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies in Destin Dec. 26
on a charge of underage posses-
sion of alcohol.

Jonathan David Phelps, a
project manager, 36, of 708 Palm
Blvd., Niceville, was arrested by
Crestview police Dec. 22 on a

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charge of failure to redeliver
leased property valued at over
$300. Phelps allegedly failed to
make payments beyond his ini-
tial payments of about $255 in
June after leasing a $4,487 LCD
TV, home theater and a stand.

Perry James Robinson, a
cook, 27, of 731 Amos St.,
Crestview, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Dec. 22 on charges
of selling cocaine within 1,000
feet of a school and possession of
cocaine with
intent to sell
or deliver
within 1,000
feet of a
school. On
Oct. 21, at a
apartment in
the 500
block of
Hic k or y Perry J. Robinson
Street, Perry allegedly sold crack
cocaine to a police informant for
$50 in recorded police drug-buy
money. The alleged drug sale
took place within 1,000 feet of a
children's learning center.

Robert Glenn Roosa, a car-
penter, 44, of 508 23rd St.,
Niceville, was arrested by
Valparaiso police, subsequent to
a traffic stop, Dec. 27, on a
charge of possession of cocaine.

Brian James Walters, unem-
ployed, 29, of 4137 Beach Drive,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies Dec. 25 for stalk-

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Micah Nathan Akers, 28, of
618 Northview Drive, Crestview,
was arrested
by sheriffs
Dec. 27 on
charges of
battery on a
law enforce-
ment officer
and resisting I
an officer
ai fio-ers Micah N. Akers
with vio-
lence. As deputies were respond-
ing to a call of a disturbance in
the 100 block of 48th Street,
Niceville, Akers allegedly
punched a deputy in the face,
causing a loud cracking sound
and a large amount of blood to
spill from the deputy's face. The
injured deputy was later trans-
ferred to Twin Cities Hospital
where he was found to have a
broken nose and a crushed sinus
cavity that will require surgery to
repair. Akers was subsequently
shocked with a stun gun as
deputies attempted to subdue
Jessica Lashae Stevenson, 25,
of 500 Kelly Mill Road, Apt.
182, Valparaiso, was arrested by
sheriffs deputies Dec. 27 for giv-
ing a false name to a law enforce-
ment officer, driving while
license suspended, third or sub-
sequent conviction, and for
attaching a license plate not
assigned. Deputies were
responding to a disturbance call
in the 1000 block of 48th Street
and found Stevenson driving a

James Preston Hampton, 31,
of 618 Caribbean Way, Niceville,
was arrested Dec. 23, at the
Okaloosa County Jail, on the
charge of violation of probation
on the original charges of credit
card fraud.

Raymond Nathaniel Gordon,
23, of 200 White St., Apt. 5,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies Dec. 20 and booked
into Okaloosa County Jail on
charges of possession of con-

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Deer Street .................................M medical ...........12 28 09................12/28/09 .................04:57
37th Street ............. ............... Medical ......... ............ 12/28/09 ... ........ 08:33
Kelly Road ................................ M edica l .....................1....12/28/09 ............... 17:22
Cherrywood Court......................Medical ........................1...12/28/09 .................17:22
E. John Sims Parkway ..............Vehicle accident .............12/29/09 ...........11:24
Grand Oak Drive...................... Medical .....................1....12/30/09 ............... 02:04
E. John Sims Parkway ..............Vehicle accident .............12/30/09 .................10:35
Rocky Bayou/SR20 ...................Vehicle accident .............12/30/09 .................16:41
E. John Sims Parkway ..............Vehicle accident .............12/30/09 ...............17:14
S. Cedar Avenue...................... Medical .....................1....12/30/09 .................22:09
Rue de Palms .......................... Medical .....................1....12/30/09 .................23:23
Scott Street............................... M medical .....................1....12/31/09 ............... 11:20
E. John Sims Parkway ..............Medical .....................1....12/31/09 .................19:15
Reeves Street .......................... Medical .....................1....12/31/09 .................20:56
Reeves Street .........................M medical ........................1....12/31/09 .................21:07
PRE ves Street .... ........ ....... Medical ...........................12/31/09 .................. 21:20
2 Street .. ............................ M medical ......................... 1/1/10......................02 :05
E. John Sims Parkway ..............Medical .....................1/1/10................05:30
PFepves Street ............................Medical ...........................1/1/10......................17:16
3 Street.................................... Medical ........................... 1/1/10...................... 20:42
E. John Sims Parkway ..............Medical ...........................1/3/10......................00:56
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SR20 and Redwood................Vehicle accident.............1/3/10....................21:26
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escape from a fire in your home. If your disability requires special arrangements,
make them part of the escape plan. For example, if you or someone you live with
cannot escape alone, designate a member of the household to assist, and decide
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North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls Dec. 28 through
Jan. 4.
Location Situation Date Time
Antiqua Way ..........................EMS excluding vehicle ......12/28/09................02:22
N. White Point Road ...............EMS excluding vehicle ......12/28/09................09:32
Hampton Circle......................EMS excluding vehicle ......12/28/09................12:24
N. White Point Road ...............EMS excluding vehicle ......12/28/09................19:12
E. Highway 20 .......................Dispatched/cancelled.........12/29/09................09:13
S. Windward Cove ................EMS excluding vehicle ......12/29/09................11:16
Ridge Lane ............................ Invalid assist.................1....12/29/09................14:46
W hite Point Road .................. Vehicle accident.................12/29/09................19:30
Oakmont Circle......................EMS excluding vehicle ......12/30/09................03:59
Evans Road...........................EMS excluding vehicle ......12/30/09................08:59
Ridge Lane ............................ Invalid assist.................1....12/30/09................11:22
Lancaster Drive ..................... Good intent/other ...............12/30/09................12:47
N. W hite Point Road ...............Rescue EMS.................... 12/30/09................16:10
Merchants W ay...................... Medical assist...............1....12/31/09................07:30
Baywind Drive......... ............EMS excluding vehicle ......12/31/09................14:50
E. Highway 20 .......................EMS excluding vehicle ......12/31/09................17:16
Nassau Drive ......................... Rescue EMS .................... 1/2/10 .................. 10:29
Napa Way ................................Rescue EMS ......................1/2/10 ....................23:10
Calinda Lane............................Smoke detector activation.1/3/10..... .........07:12
Reeves Street........................Dispatched/cancelled.........1/4/10..................05:52
Visit for greater detail of incidents.

Valparaiso Volunteer
The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during
the month of December:
Location Situation Date Time
Trevor Drive............................. Vehicle accident...............12/2/09................ 09:22
S. John Sims Parkway .............Vehicle accident...............12/2/09................15:45
Okaloosa Avenue....................Breathing problem ...........1 2/4/09................00: 02
Kelly Mill Road ........................ Traumatic injury................12/5/09................ 00:43
E. John Sims Parkway .............Mutual aid/medical...........12/5/09................10:34
Sem inole Avenue.................... Chest pain ........................12/7/09..................17:18
Edge Avenue........................... Fall .................................1... 2/10/09................08:52
Andrew Avenue....................... Structure fire................... 12/12/09................20:46
S. John Sims Parkway .............Vehicle accident...............12/15/09................07:22
Glenview Avenue................... Unconscious .................1... 2/15/09................ 09:59
G len Avenue..............................S ick call ........................1...12/15/09................11:40
Edward Circle.......................... Structure fire................... 12/15/09................15:51
Edge Avenue........................... Vehicle accident...............12/17/09................10:20
Wolverine Avenue...................Sheriffs assistance..........12/17/09................21:52
Chicago Avenue...................... Structure fire................... 12/18/09................06:37
V irginia Avenue ...................... Fall .................................... 12/19/09................ 02:22
S. John Sim s Parkw ay .............Fall .................................. 12/21/09................15:48
Mississippi Avenue ................. Seizures ......................... 12/21/09................03:46
Kelly W ay ................................ Breathing problem ...........12/21/09................04:12
N. Bayshore Drive .................. Boating accident..............12/21/09................05:12
Andrew Avenue.......................Hemorrhage ...............1....12/21/09................07:10
W College Boulevard...............Vehicle accident...............11/24/09................07:31
Columbus Avenue .............. Medical ......................12/24/09................09:36
Valparaiso Parkway............Back pain .................... 12/24/09................17:54
Washington Avenue................Breathing problem ...........12/25/09................07:31
S. Bayshore Drive...................Psychiatric problem.........12/25/09................14:55
Valparaiso Parkway................Breathing problem...........12/25/09................22:27
Kelly Mill Road..........................Service/assistance...........12/30/09................13:00
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The Inquiring Photographer

-Mike Griffith

What do you think about the recent terrorist attempt to destroy an American airliner?

"I think putting explo- "It's a mistake in the
sives in his underwear is bureaucracy. I don't think
an interesting way for a this administration is
terrorist to blow himself strong enough against ter-
up." rorism. If they can't even
say the word 'terror,'
they're pretty cowardly."

"We should be profiling
like the Israelis do. They
take suspicious-looking
people aside for further
investigation before letting
them on airplanes."

"I think we need to
heighten our security to
protect our people here
at home."

"The person supposed to "We've got to do more to
be in charge of Homeland stop them."
Security has neither the
experience nor knowl-
edge to be in charge. She
claimed, 'The system
worked properly,' when
everyone knows it failed."

Kelly Sambenedetto, 14
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School student

From page A-4
trolled substance without a pre-
scription, possession of new leg-
end drug without a prescription,
possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana and violation of
probation on the original charges
of driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked, habitual, and pos-
session of methamphetamine.
DUI arrests
Alfonso Avalos Jr., a restau-
rant manager, 30, of 214-C N.
Palm Blvd., Niceville, was
arrested by Niceville police for

Water pipes

may freeze
The Okaloosa County
Division of Emergency
Management has predicted
extremely cold temperatures
throughout the entire week,
with overnight temperatures
in the low 20s and wind chill
factors as low as 15 degrees.
The Okaloosa County
Water and Sewer Department
urges residents to leave one
faucet in their home or busi-
ness running at a bare trickle
overnight. Although there are
no guarantees, keeping the
water running at a trickle
keeps the water moving in
the service line and may pre-
vent the line from freezing
and bursting, report water
and sewer department offici-
Additionally, outdoor
pipes can be wrapped in blan-
kets, etc. to keep pipes
warmer in cold temperatures.
Frozen water services
lines can burst requiring pro-
fessional assistance from a
plumber. For after-business-
hour emergencies call 651-

Ernest Schmidt, 72
Bluewater Bay

DUI on Highway 20, Dec. 27 at
12:41 a.m. Avalos was also cited
for exceeding the posted speed
limit and for failure to maintain a
single lane.

A 16-year-old DeFuniak
Springs girl was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies for DUI on
Bayshore Drive, Niceville, Dec.
17 at 9:51 p.m. The deputy acti-
vated his lights and siren after
observing the girl's car veering
into the lane of oncoming traffic.
The girl, who denied ever drink-
ing alcohol, had a blood-alcohol
level of .151, nearly twice the
legal limit for impaired driving
for adults. The girl was released
to her mother.
On Dec. 28, when employees
came to work at a Niceville busi-
ness, 1502 E. John Sims
Parkway, they discovered that
unknown persons) had broken
in and stolen more than a dozen
packs of cigarettes, change from
a cash register and a portable
"greenhouse" display.

A Niceville resident from the
1200 block of Bayshore Drive
reported that sometime Dec. 22-
23 unknown persons entered an
SUV parked in the driveway, ran-
sacked the center console and
stole $5 in change. No force
entry was used.

A 10-foot high, inflatable
Christmas decoration was report-
ed stolen from the front yard of a
residence in the 3900 block of
Balsam Drive, Niceville, some-
time Dec. 25-26.

A Niceville resident from the
1600 block of 26th Street report-
ed that sometime Dec. 24-26
someone burglarized two vehi-
cles at the residence, stealing a
car radio from one of the vehi-

Sharilyn Schmidt, 69
Bluewater Bay

A Niceville resident reported
that she arrived home from out-
of-town Dec. 27 to discover that
unknown persons) stole an $800
flat-screen TV from her home in
the first block of Eula Drive.

A Niceville resident from the
400 block of Evans Road report-
ed Dec. 17 that she had discov-

Kevin Bierman, 53
Plato, Minnesota
cabinet maker

ered eight unauthorized transac-
tions on a credit union debit card
valued at more than $1,050.

A Niceville resident reported
Dec. 9 that someone had used his
personal information to make an
unauthorized electronic funds
transfer of $2,596 from one of his
accounts Nov. 28.

Henry Kennedy, 68
Mossy Head

Criminal Mischief
Someone entered a new
construction site in the 400
block of Chimney Rock
Circle, Niceville, sometime
Dec. 25-27 and destroyed
marble tubs, sinks and several
other fixtures in a house.

Mark O'Laughlin, 42
Magnolia Plantation
U.S. Air Force

Andrea S. Wells, 22, of 363
Lincoln Ave., Valparaiso, was
issued a notice to appear by sher-
iffs deputies Dec. 21 on the charge
of retail theft. Wells is alleged to
have shoplifted miscellaneous
items valued at $42 from the Fort
Walton Beach Wal-Mart, 748 N.
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Party ot Flonda, as being principal
to misconduct. All the men have
maintained their innocence while
awaiting trial.
Meggs, who said Lewis' ruling
left only "the crumbs of the case"
appealed the judge's ruling. On
Dec. 31, a three-judge panel of the
First District Court of Appeal
refused to overturn the lower-
court decision and sent the
remainder of the case back to the
circuit court, where part of the
criminal charges remain. The
appellate court said it lacked juris-
diction to rule on the lower court's
dismissal of part of the charges.
Meggs told the Beacon
Monday that he was not ready to
give up on the case, saying it was
"inherently wrong" for a lawmak-
er to steer taxpayer money toward
a project benefiting a major politi-
cal contributor. The prosecutor
said his office was looking at how

it might reformatt" the charges,
although he had not yet made a
final determination of how to
respond to the appeal court's rul-
Judge Lewis' ruling in October
recognized the frustration and
indignation apparent in the grand
jury's civil
" present -
ment" that
was highly e- r
critical of
what it char-
acterized as a
system that
allowed a
few powerful R. Richburg
individuals James. R Richburg
to channel taxpayer money into
pet projects. However, Lewis
ruled that "not every wrongful
conduct is a crime." He added:
"Sometimes the remedy for such
conduct must be political rather
than judicial. This is one of those

Lewis' ruling left intact perjury
charges against Sansom and
Richburg, who were accused of
lying before the grand jury that
met in early 2009. The perjury
charges stem from documents dis-
covered during the criminal inves-
tigation, including e-mails
between Richburg and Sansom
before and after the legislative
appropriation of $6 million for the
Destin airport facility in 2007.
Sansom was the Speaker-des-
ignate and appropriations chair-
man in 2007 when the $6 million
project was inserted into the
appropriations bill, passed by the
Legislature, and signed into law
by Gov. Charlie Crist. On the
same day Sansom was sworn in as
the Speaker of the Florida House
of Representatives, Nov. 17, 2008,
he also accepted a $110,000 part-
time job at NWFSC offered him
by the college's then-president,
Under fire, Sansom resigned
from the college job two months

after accept-
ing it and was
later stripped
of his
post by a
majority of
although he .
continues to Jay Odom
serve as a state representative.
The college trustees fired
Richburg after he was indicted in
April 2009.
Separately, a Florida House
committee, the Select Committee
on Standards of Official Conduct,
is scheduled to hold hearings on

allegations against Sansom later
this month.
The Select Committee on
Standards of Official Conduct was
formed after a special investigator
hired by the House Speaker con-
cluded that there was probable
cause that Sansom's actions had
violated House rules in three
instances, including:
-Sansom's employment as
Vice President of Planning and
Development at Northwest
Florida State College (NWFSC)
in December 2008 gave him
supervisory and oversight of the
college's Leadership Institute, an
institution which he helped create
and fund as a legislator.

-Sansom's participation, exe-
cution and motives behind the
planning and $6 million funding
for construction of the NWFSC
Joint Training Facility to be locat-
ed at the Destin airport.
-Sansom's role in a "private"
legislative briefing meeting March
28, 2008, in Tallahassee with
trustees of the college. Secrecy
surrounding the meeting was criti-
cized by Attorney General Bill
McCollum and the grand jury that
indicted Richburg and Sansom.
The legislative committee is
scheduled to hear testimony Jan.
25-29. The committee could take
disciplinary action against

From page A-1
Field (Air Force-owned) property.
The Air Force would lease the real
property underlying the units pro-
posed for demolition to the private
For areas not designated for
rebuilding, this lease would last
only until demolition is complete,
at which time the property would
be returned to the Air Force. For
areas designated for rebuilding,
the real property would be leased
to the private developer for a peri-
od of 50 years from the date of the
In addition to 548 new units on
Hurlburt Field, the Air Force is
looking at seven alternative sites,
including White Point, for replac-
ing or upgrading more than 900
units of aging military family
housing for Eglin Air Force Base.
The Eglin alternatives include
housing locations at:
-Alternative 1: Crestview
Park/Duke Field or Eglin North
Area (two parcels totaling 567
acres), located approximately
three miles north of Duke Field,
just south of the Yellow River
along the northern border of the
Eglin Reservation.
-Alternative 2: Eglin
Northeast Area comprises four
parcels totaling 2,458 acres. The
area is located approximately one
mile southeast of Mossy Head,
just inside the northeastern Eglin
reservation border.
-Alternative 3: White Point
Area consists of seven parcels
totaling 416 acres. The area is
located at White Point along the
coastline of Choctawhatchee Bay
south of Raintree Estates, near the
Mid-Bay Bridge. The area is cur-
rently a beach recreation site.
-Alternative 4: Eglin Main
Base/Valparaiso Area comprises
eight parcels totaling 694 acres.
The largest parcel (620 acres) is
located in the southwest comer of
Eglin Main Base adjacent to the
New Plew housing area. The
remaining parcels (about 74 acres)
are located in along the northeast
border of Eglin Main Base, near
the East Gate and adjacent to
Valparaiso. An Eglin spokesman
told the Beacon that the acreage
outside the East Gate is base prop-
erty located approximately from
Sunset Cemetery to the Matador
Club near the East Gate.
-Alternative 5: North Fort
Walton Beach Area comprises five
parcels totaling 457 acres. Three
parcels were previously identified
in MHPI NEPA documentation as
the "Camp Pinchot Expansion
Area" (located adjacent to the
Camp Pinchot Historic District
and bordered on the west by SR-
189 and the east by Gamier
Bayou) and parts of the "Poquito
Bayou Expansion Area" (located
just north of the existing Poquito
Bayou housing area). The remain-
ing two parcels are located along
the southern Eglin Reservation
boundary in north Fort Walton
Beach just north of SR-189 and
adjacent to the Okaloosa County
Fairgrounds. The Camp Pinchot
Historic District is not included in
this alternative.
-Alternative 6: Mixture of
parcels from any of the areas list-
ed in Alternatives 1 through 5.
-No Action Alternative: The
Air Force would not implement
the Proposed Action at Eglin or
Hurlburt Field. Instead, the Air
Force would continue to man-
age/maintain and replace/upgrade
Military Family Housing in accor-
dance with existing Air Force pol-
icy and resources.
The first half-hour of the scop-

ing meeting will be an open house
format. The open house is an
opportunity for community mem-
bers to learn more about the
Military Housing Privatization
Initiative and Supplemental
Environmental Impact Study
(SEIS) process and speak with Air
Force personnel one-on-one. The
Air Force will begin a formal pres-
entation approximately 30 min-
utes after the start time. The pres-
entation will provide information
on the initiative alternatives, the
need for the initiative, and the
National Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA) process.
The Air Force will then open
up the meeting for public com-
ments. Comments may be submit-
ted verbally or in writing. A court
reporter will be available to record
all verbal comments.
In 2003 the Air Force
announced plans to build or
remodel and improve military
base housing for military families
assigned to Eglin and Hurlburt
Field under a program now called
Military Housing Privatization
Initiative (MHPI.) No contractors
responded to a request for bids to
build, own and operate the pro-
posed privatized military units, in
part due to a lack of utilities in the
proposed Gamier Bayou area and
inflated construction costs during
the midst of the housing boom.
There was also an active civilian
opposition group opposed to
locating the housing near civilian

residential areas around Gamier
In addition to the Jan. 12 meet-
ing in Niceville, the other two
public meetings are:
-Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6-9
p.m., City of Crestview
Community Center, 1446
Commerce Drive, Crestview.
-Thursday, Jan. 14, 6-9 p.m.,
Fort Walton Beach Municipal
Auditorium, 107 Miracle Strip
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Zack Stalnaker, a 1999
Niceville High School district
wrestling champ, graduated
Magna Cum Laude Dec. 18,
from Life University, Marietta,
Ga., with a Doctor of
Chiropractic degree. He was
inducted into
Pi Tau Delta
Society. He
earned his ) v*
degree from -
University of
West Florida.
Zack will Zack Stalnaker
begin his
practice in Jacksonville, starting
February 2010. He is married to
the former Jessie Mahoney of
Niceville and is the son of Jerry
and Davia Stalnaker.

Club of
; Niceville-
t':;'' Valparasio
as its newest
Ron Maddocks member.
Maddocks is
retired from the Navy and lives
in the Niceville area.

James G. Christakos, a 2005
graduate of Niceville High
School, earned his bachelor's
degree in

and systems

He is a
member of
the Alpha Pi
Mu, Tau James G.
Beta Pi, and Christakos
Phi Kappa
Please see WHO'S, page B-3

C of C to install

board members

Will and Crystal Yates perform in the New Covenant Community Church, Somers Point, N.J. In
the background is Tim Lee, an airman stationed at Hurlburt Field, who is a member of the
Niceville Assembly of God worship team.

Niceville couple sees

future in devout music

By Stacie Morga
Beacon Staff Writ
A local husband
song writing team
move on to bigge
laborating with a
known fellow son
Will and Cryst
rent worship paste
Assembly of God
behind their
Florida to head
out to the big
city area of
Worth, Texas,
where they will
join hands with
Jennie Riddle,
working for her r
pany, New Nation
Riddle is the w
renowned Christia
"Revelation Song

a will soon
r things-col-
al Yates, cur-
ors at Niceville
1, will leave

was first made popular by singer
Kari Jobe and has now been on's top-20 chart of
Christian music for the last 30
weeks, sung by contemporary
Christian artists Phillips, Craig
and Dean.
The Yateses "met" Riddle
through the Internet, when
Crystal wrote a short note from

was that wrote the song. When
we first heard it we just knew it
was going to explode. So I mes-
saged her and told her how her
song had impacted our ministry
and church."
Riddle wrote back to Crystal,
asking to hear some of the
Yateses' music.
"She listened to our music,"

said Crystal
"and loved it.
Praise-music writer Jennie he said it was

Riddle 'listened to our music she couldreally
ence when she
and loved it. -Crystal Yates listened to it."
Riddle asked
the Yateses if
her MySpace to Riddle's, they'd be inter-
cording corn- "We taught that song to our testing in "demoing" the songs
n Music, worship team," said Crystal, she writes.
writer of the "and they just loved it. It really The Yateses will not only

an praise piece
." The song

came to mean so much to us. I
wanted to know who this lady

Please see MUSIC, page B-3

Seven tapped
to serve on
exec committee
By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
The Niceville Valparaiso
Chamber of Commerce has
announced its 2010 executive
committee and will install offi-
cers at the "Mardi Gras on the
Bayou Annual Awards
Celebration," 6 p.m. Friday, Jan.
15, at the Eglin Officers Club.
Also recognized will be those
selected for such honors as
Volunteer of the Year, Small
Businesses) of the Year and
chairman and board distinctions.
This year's executive board
consists of active chamber mem-
bers who have served on the
board before or have been on
chamber committees:
-Philippe Miceli, chairman
of the board. Miceli has been in
the banking industry for more
than 20 years and serves as sen-
ior vice president for Bank Trust.
He brings more than 10 years of
chamber service to the board,
having previously served as
chairman of the board of the
Greater Fort Walton Beach
Chamber of Commerce. He lives
in Niceville with his wife, Gail,
and their two daughters, Jessi
and Jodie.
-Brian Walsh, past chair-
man of the board. Walsh is vice
president/owner of Key Lime
Construction, LLC. He has been
a member of the chamber for
several years, serving on the
board and executive board, as
chairman of the Education
Committee and as chairman of
the Membership Committee. He
enjoys spending time with his
wife, Corinne, and their two chil-
dren, Annie-James and Connor.
-Lorena Spillar, chairman
elect. Spillar has been a mort-
gage originator since 1991 and is
a home mortgage consultant with

Philippe Brian
Miceli Walsh

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Rhonda Scott
Faulk Summerlin

Duane Allen
Gallagher Tucker
Wells Fargo. She has been on the
executive board for three years.
She serves on the Membership
and Boggy Bayou Golf commit-
tees and has played a key role
with the Chamber's Buy the
Please see MEMBERS, page B-4

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Pilots reunite

after 45 years
The Undergraduate Pilot Training
Class of 64-G, which graduated 45
years ago, held its first reunion
recently on the Emerald Coast. The
former pilots enjoyed a barbecue
dinner hosted by Cort and Lona
Proctor of Bluewater Bay, golf and
sight-seeing the following day with
dinner at Commander's Palace, and
wound up with Sunday brunch at
the Eglin AFB Officer's Club. From
left: front row, James Cox; Pat
McDonough, Chick Svoboda, Cort
Proctor and Joe Brittingham; back
row, Bill Daniels, Charles
Wimberley, Ray Hibbs, Jerry
Hallman and Paul Scholz.

Rick E. M. Palmar
1976 2009
Technical Sergeant Rick Earl
Mathew Palmar, 33, who resided
in Niceville, died Dec. 18, 2009.
Born July 13, 1976, he was an
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Instructor at Eglin Air Force
Base, Florida, and responsible
for instructing over 1,800 Joint-
Force and National Students in
the skill of Explosive Ordnance
Disposal annually.
During his 12 years of Active
Duty Service, Tech. Sgt.
Palmar's assignments included
Nellis AFB, Nevada, Indianhead
AFB, Maryland, and, most
recently, Eglin AFB, Florida. He
also served five overseas deploy-
ments to the countries of Qatar,
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.
In 2007, he was awarded the
Bronze Star Medal.
Rick looked for the positive in
every situation. He loved life and
he knew how to play, how to
laugh, and how to ease any situa-
tion, usually with humor. He had

Rick E. M. Palmar
limitless .IK -'., drive, and
curiosity. His loves included
boating, scuba diving, home
brewing, running, the Flat4
Subaru Club...and, of course,
blowing up things.
Family was the most impor-
tant thing in Rick's life. He was
the Dad everyone wished they'd
had. He is survived by his wife,
LaDeane; and their daughter,
Makayla; his father, Fred; moth-
er, Donna, and three siblings. He
was preceded in death by his sis-
A memorial service was held
Dec. 21 in Portland, Oregon, and
a funeral service was held
December 28 at Eagle Point
National Cemetery, located near
Medford, Oregon. Condolences
may be sent to LaDeane at

Swine flu shots available

for area military veterans

The Department of Veterans
Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans
Health Care System
announces that the H1N1 vac-
cine is now available for veter-
ans who are enrolled at any of
the VA outpatient clinics in
Escambia, Okaloosa and Bay
The nearest VAGCVHCS
clinic is near Eglin Air Force

Base (100 Veterans Way, off
Eglin Parkway).
Veterans can receive the
vaccine on a walk-in basis.
Veterans who have not yet
enrolled to receive VA health
care should bring their DD
Form 214, Certificate of
Release or Discharge from
Active Duty, or other proof of
honorable military service.

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"Reaching out with the Transforming Love of Jesus Christ"
We worship using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer
^ Sun: Holy Communion 8a.m. & 10a.m.
Theology on Tap 6:30 p.m. in Rectory
Tues: Morning Prayer 9 a.m.
Wed: Holy Communion 12 p.m. (noon)
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IN NORTH AMERICA Sat: Contemporary Vigil Communion 4:30 p.m.
The Rev. Fr. Gregory Mashburn, Rector

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team scores
The Northwest Florida State
College forensics team took first
place in Debate Sweepstakes and
fourth place in Overall
Competition Sweepstakes at the
10th annual Star Invitational
Forensics Tournament Nov.
12-14, on the South Campus of
Florida State College,
Jacksonville. From left: Renee'
Smith, Niceville, Samantha
Sementilli, Cinnaminson, N.J.,
Chelsea Sorenson, Shalimar,
Thomas Wyrick, Destin, and
Kristen Chavis, Niceville.


Sunday Morning Services
7:45 Holy Communion
10:00 Family Communion Service
Ministries provided for children,
nursery through 8th grade W
Wednesday Night Student Ministry
6:30-8:00 "Encounter"
(6th-12th grade)
Kidz Net 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Dinner, teachings, music & surprises
(6 weeks-5th grade)
250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin
Church Office: 850-837-6324

BSunday Services
Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Christian Education 9:15 a.m.
Men's Breakfast 6:45 a.m.
Sewing Guild 9:00 a.m.
Chapel Service 11:00 a.m.
Fellowship Dinner 5:15 p.m.
Adult, Youth & Children's Classes 6:00 p.m.
678-7013 200 N. Partin Drive, Niceville
(across from Ruckel Middle School)

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From page B-1
write and record songs with
Riddle, they will travel to "other
churches to train worship teams.
We'll be working with other wor-
ship artists," said Crystal,
"i iniliIhmin' them, giving them
some direction and teaching them
how they can best benefit their
local (church) body." The Yateses
will also work as part-time wor-
ship leaders in a Dallas area
While the Yates family (Will
and Crystal have one son who
attends Edge Elementary) is
eagerly looking forward to its
future with New Nation Music
and Jennie Riddle, the three are
sad to be leaving behind family-
both church and biological. Will,
a native of DeFuniak Springs, and

From page B-1
Phi honor societies, having gradu-
ated in the top 5 percent of his
class at Auburn. Christakos is a
member of the Farmhouse social
fraternity. He will enter graduate
school in January and will be
employed by Auburn's Industrial
and Systems Engineering

Brooke Danielle Walker,
Niceville, was one of 424 students
named to Union University's
Dean's List for the fall 2009

Will and Crystal Yates
Crystal, a lifelong Niceville resi-
dent, said both sets of parents are
fully supportive of their decision,
as are church staff and friends.
"It's taken us a while to make
this decision," Will said. "It's
going to be very hard to leave this
utopia-that's really what it's
been like here at this church and
living near our families."
"Leaving this church makes it
especially hard," added Crystal.

semester. The Dean's List includes
full-time students who achieve a
3.5 grade point average on a four-
point scale.

Emerald Dunes Real Estate
announced its November top list-
ing agent, Amanda Housand,and
its top sales agent, Ginny Lee
Deptula (also a new agent). The
company additionally welcomed
new sales agent Yeska Castillo.

The Women's Council of
RealtorsEmerald Coast Chapter
presented its Affliate of the Year

"They have poured so much love
and mercy into us." Will interject-
ed, "It's one of the best churches
on the planet."
Leaving behind small-town
Niceville and heading to big-city
Dallas will require many
changes-changes the Yateses are
more than willing to make
because "this is something we've
known has been coming for a
long time," said Will, whose
music has always been a top pri-
"We want to impact lives with
God's music," he said.
"It's all about leaving behind
what you know to follow God's
heart," said Crystal. "He's the one
who put the music and the dream
inside, so you go wherever he
leads and you do whatever he says
and in the process you touch peo-
ple's lives."

award to Lori
from Rels
The award
is presented
to the affiliate
w h o
demonstrates a
willingness to Lori Ogles
help the
chapter achieve its goals through
volunteerism and commitment to
the overall goal of the organiza-

9 vie for district honors

of teacher of the year
By Stacie Morgan p l ic
Beacon Staff Writer
Twin Cities area public

schools have elected their nomi-
nees for Teacher of the Year, a
program that is sponsored by
Macy's and organized by state
education officials.
Nominees this year are: Sherri
Ferrara, a fifth grade teacher at
Edge Elementary; Amber
Stuart, a fourth grade teacher at
Plew Elementary; Laura King, a
third grade teacher at Valparaiso
Elementary; Angelle Crosby, a
literacy coach at Bluewater
Elementary; Patrick Cole, a his-
tory teacher and department
chairman at Destin Middle
School; Karen Ott, a literacy
coach at Lewis Middle; Eddie
(Charles) Steadman, the band
director at Ruckel Middle; and
Jerral Horton, a science and
biology honors instructor at
Niceville High School. The nom-
inee for Eglin Elementary is Lucy



Touart, a second grade teacher.
Nominees who are chosen as
school winners must submit a 20-
page packet of information, com-
parable to a resume, and are also
asked to fill out a questionnaire on
various topics ranging from
thoughts on public education and
teaching and learning techniques
to methods for modeling profes-
sionalism in the teaching career
The Florida Teacher of the
Year receives an award check of
$2,500, while the other two final-



ists receive $1,250. District win-
ners receive $500.
If chosen to represent the state
of Florida in the Macy's Teacher
of the Year program, the winner
must be willing to travel, serve on
statewide committees, teach
workshops and generally be
Florida's spokesperson on teach-
ing. The winner is required to take
a one-year paid sabbatical leave
from his teaching position.
The district's representative,
chosen from the top three, will be
announced at a Feb. 15 luncheon.

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Daisy Troop donates toys
Daisy Girl Scout Troop 63 of Eglin Elementary School collected toys for the Emerald Coast
Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) to share with children who come to the center during the
Christmas holidays. From left: Julie Hurst, CAC, Nevaeh Wallace, Troy Clark, Alexiah Clark,
Cassandra Christ, Abby Christ and Savanah Toth.

Concert To Help the Needy

Admission: A Non-Perishable Food Item
Date: Sunday, January 17th
Location: Christ Our Redeemer
1028 White Point Rd. Niceville, FL
Time: 3:00 PM
Dan Duet will perform "Traces of Jesus"

Described as the "John Denver of Christian Music"
2008 recipient of Unity Award for Country Song of the Year

Come experience an afternoon of music and prayer
with Dan Duet. This is a family event for the entire
Niceville Community.

A Free-Will Love Offering (Donation) will be solicited
All proceeds benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Society

For more info visit

More Than Just
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Auto Repair
410 John Sims Parkway
Mon. Fri. 8:00-5:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
before 5 p.m. Wednesday

Republican women
The Republican Women of
Okaloosa, Federated will meet
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the
Holiday Inn Resort, Okaloosa
Island. Socializing begins at 11:30
a.m. Lunch served at noon. To
accommodate working women,
there will a "Dine and Dash" table,
for those who can only stay for a
limited time. This annual meeting
features business reports and the
installation of new officers.
Reservations must be made by noon
Jan. 1: Bev McNally, 609-7989 or Cost of the
lunch is $16 for members and $18
for guests. Organization informa-
Give blood this week
Jan. 7-University West Florida,
Fort Walton Beach campus., 10
a.m.-3 p.m. and North Okaloosa
Medical Center, Crestview, 8 a.m.-4
Jan. 8-Sacred Heart Hospital, 7
a.m.-4 p.m
Jan. 9-Santa Rosa Mall, Mary
Esther, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jan. 11-TYBRIN, Racetrack
Road, Fort Walton Beach, 10 a.m.-2
Jan. 12-Destin Healthcare, 195
Mattie Kelly Blvd., noon-4 p.m. and
Eglin Air Force Base, 78 PMEL and
46th Test Squadron, 8:30 a.m.-2
Local artist shows work
There are just a few more days to
view work by Carol Ann Cain, a
Niceville artist. Her joint exhibition
with Chris Lundy "A Taste of
Autumn," can be seen at Arriaga's
SOriginals and Art
Gallery, through
Jan. 8. Her paint-
ings have been
featured in
"American Art
Collector" of Alcove Books and
"Art Galleries and Artists of the
South." The gallery is located at
10343 E. County Highway 30-A,
Suite 112, Seacrest Beach. More
information: 850-231-0084.
Activities for golden agers
Activities at the Valparaiso
Senior Center for the week of Jan. 6-
12, consist of: Wii games at 9:30
a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6; socializing

and Trivial Pursuit at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 7; board games at
9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8; dominoes
at 9:30 a.m. and nutrition education
at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9; and
board games 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan.
12. Programs are for those age 60
and older. Meals served at 11 a.m.
Donations appreciated.
Reservations for meals required the
day before by noon. Contact:
Barbara Harris or Jessie Craft,
Learn To Dive
Take advantage of seasonal dis-
counts by taking a Professional
Association of Diving Instructors
(PADI) beginner, advanced, or res-
cue diver class for only $99.
Discounts are good through Feb. 28
and gift certificates are available.
More information: Robert Hyde at
850-217-1261 for more information.
Study classical music
The community classical music
study series, "Better Listening,"
begins Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of
the Emerald Coast (UUFEC), 1295
Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso. Now in
its eighth year,
Better Listening -
combines com-
mentaries on
classical music
with related CD
selections. Lou Johnson will lead
the first of eight sessions on "Keys
to Classical Music Enjoyment-
Both Major & Minor."
The programs will be held each
Wednesday through Feb. 24, 7-9
p.m. at the UUFEC Fellowship
Building. All sessions are free and
open to the public. No reservations
required. More information: Lou
Johnson, 897-1411 or music
Bible Study Fellowship
An introduction class for Bible
Study Fellowship will be held 9:30
to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6,
and Wednesday, Jan. 13, at First
Baptist Church, Fort Walton Beach,
21 S.E. First Street. A children's
program is provided (ages birth-6
years). Bible Study Fellowship is an
interdenominational, international
study for women of all ages. This
year's study is John. More informa-
tion: Starla, 678-1091.
Health Care town meetings
U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL-01)
announced he will be hosting Health
Care Town Hall meetings in
Crestview and Fort Walton Beach,
Thursday, Jan. 7.
Miller said the meetings will
take place at 1 p.m. at the Warrior
Center, 201 Stillwell Blvd.,
Crestview (adjacent to the
Crestview Police Department) and
at 6 p.m. at the Northwest Florida
Fairgrounds, 1958 Lewis Turner
Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach.

Constituents are invited to come by
with questions and comments about
the pending health care legislation.
Girls softball sign-ups
Valparaiso Niceville Girls
Softball Association (VNGSA) will
hold slow pitch softball registration
at Niceville City Hall for all leagues
(ages 5-18) on these dates and
-Thursday, Jan. 7, 6-8 p.m.
-Saturday, Jan. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
-Thursday, Jan. 14, 6-8 p.m.
-Saturday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-1
-Thursday, Jan. 21, 6-8 p.m.
-Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-1
Birth certificates are required for
all new players. Registration fees
are: $55 for ages 5-7, $60 for ages 8-
10, $65 for ages 11-13, and $70 for
ages 14-18. More information:
Women learn about money
Shelter House, the local domes-
tic violence shelter, is partnering
with The Allstate Foundation to
bring WAM! (Women and Money!)
to Okaloosa and Walton counties.
These economic empowerment
classes will take place 6:30-7:30
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7-Feb. 11, at
the Northwest Florida State College
campus in Niceville, 6-7:30- p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 7-Jan. 21, at the
South Walton campus and 6-7:30-
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28-Feb. 11, at
the DeFuniak Springs campus.
Participants will learn about
credit, how to deal with creditors,
loans, basic savings and checking
accounts, and much more. Space is
limited and reservations can be
made by calling the Shelter House,
243-1201. Classes are free and open
to the public.
Audition for production
The Northwest Florida State
College division of Humanities,
Fine and Performing Arts will hold
auditions for its Spring 2010 pro-
duction of Neil Simon's comedy
"Come Blow Your Horn," Thursday,
Jan. 7, in the Sprint Theater at the
Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the
Niceville campus. Sign-in starts at 6
p.m. and auditions start at 6:30 p.m.
Callbacks will be held Friday, Jan.
8, by appointment only.
The director, Clint Mahle, asks
that actors come with a prepared one
minute modern comic monologue.
Rehearsals begin Jan. 9.
Performance dates are: March 10-
The cast of characters are: Alan
Baker (late 20s, early 30s), Buddy
Baker (early 20s), Peggy (early
20s), Mr. Baker (early 50s or 60s),
Connie (late 20s, early 30s), Mrs.
Baker (early 50s or 60s), and Aunt
Gussie who will be doubled with the
actor cast as Peggy. More informa-
tion: Clint Mahle, 729-6007 or
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From page B-1
Bayou Auction Committee for
many years, serving as event
chairman in 2009.
-Ronnie Shell, treasurer.
Shell is a partner with Carr, Riggs
& Ingram, LLC, Niceville. He
has a Bachelor of Science from
the University of Alabama at
Birmingham and serves as secre-
tary of the Mattie Kelly Arts
Foundation and treasurer for the
Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club.
This is Shell's second year on the
chamber board.
-Rhonda Faulk, vice chair-
man, Membership Development
Division. Faulk is a mortgage
loan officer with Bank of America
Home Loans in Niceville. She has
been a member of the chamber
for several years and served as
vice chair of the Military Affairs
Committee in 2009. In her spare
time she enjoys playing volleyball
and softball, golfing, biking, and
spending time with her husband,
-Scott Summerlin, vice
chairman, Special Events
Division. Summerlin, who has
been with Peoples National Bank
for nine years, is the vice presi-
dent of marketing. A member of
the Niceville Valparaiso Rotary
Club, Summerlin served as presi-
dent of the club from 2005-2006.
He has served on numerous com-
mittees. In 2009, Scott served as
treasurer on the executive board.
He lives in Niceville with his
wife, Carrie, and two daughters,
Hope and Camley.
-Duane Gallagher, vice
chairman, Community
Development Division. Gallagher
is the administrator of The Manor
at Bluewater Bay. He is a member
of the Florida Nursing Home
Association and a former chair-
man of the Florida Board of
Nursing Home Administrators.
Gallagher serves on the Military
Affairs Committee.
Other board members are:
Patsy Bland, Realtor with
Century 21 Wilson Minger
Agency; Jenni Brunson, market-
ing and activities manager for
Twin Cities Hospital; Randy
Bush, owner of both Danny's
Fried Chicken and Dairy Queen;
Debbie Carloni, manager of
Professional Records Imaging
Management, Inc. of Fort Walton
Beach; David Costa, Jr.,
owner/operator and director of
operations for McDonald's-
Costa Enterprises; Stan Davis,
owner of Stan Davis Consulting;
Domenica Farmer, district man-

Annette Bob
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Farmer Brunson


Randy Sharon
Bush Tatum-Jones

ager with Waste Management of
Northwest Florida; Jim Heald,
general manager for the Eglin
Test and Training Complex with
InDyne, Inc.; Michelle Johnson,
assistant vice president and
branch manager of the Niceville
office of Beach Community
Bank; E. Grady Jordan, senior
manager, Lockheed Martin
Corporate Business Development
Field Office, Shalimar; Gordon
King, vice president of opera-
tions for the Okaloosa Gas
District; Dan Kuhn, co-owner of
Diamond Dan DJ Services; Bob
Marinan, Boeing director for the
Eglin Air Force Base office in
Shalimar; Annette Seda, TEAS
subcontract principal of Eglin
office of Qualis Corporation;
Louis Skinner, owner/agent of
Niceville Insurance Agency;
Sharon Tatum-Jones, Realtor

Costa Jr.



Jim Gordon
Heald King




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E. Grady Rae
Jordan Williams

with Coldwell Banker United;
and Allen Tucker, president of
Gustin, Cothem and Tucker, Inc.
Life directors are: Walt
Ruckel, chairman of the board
for Ruckel Properties, Inc.; Rae
Williams, chairman of the board
for Valparaiso Realty Co.; and
Randall Wise, who has served as
the mayor of Niceville for more
than 30 years.

College scholars finish third
The Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Brain Bowl Team came in third at the
Alabama College Bowl League tournament, Dec. 4 at Lurleen B. Wallace Community
College, Greenville, Ala. The team competed against 16 college teams from Florida and
Alabama. It will next compete at the Chipola New Year Extravaganza tournament, Jan. 8 and
9 in Marianna. From left: Aimee Watts, coach; Shannon Mosley; Andrew Dovin; Bob
Burkart, coach; David Meyer, team captain; Jesse Schober; and Zeal Desa.



Club gives

cash to

help kids
Glenda Hudkins of the Twin
Cities Women's Club made a
donation on behalf of the
Club to Julie Hurst of the
Children's Advocacy Center.
The donation will help pro-
vide service to child abuse

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Estate Marketp:
"Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!"


Grand Oaks, Niceville Lot for sale with
additional waterfront lot with dock $235,000

Citadel Lane Iron Gate S/D Crestview, 4/2.
Built 2006. All Brick home. Like new.
Elementary and Middle School is within walk-
ing distance and will be open Fall of 09. Short
drive to Duke FId. andEglin AFB. Many
upgrades throughout home.
2,351 Sq. Ft. $210,000

Destin: Short Sale Shirah Street, in Crystal
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Room. Home has been well cared for. HAP
Lender approval required. $229,900.

Professional Office Space for lease -
Courtyard Plaza located in BWB next to CVS
has Office space available. 1,500 Square feet,
2,300 Square feet, 1,875 Square feet or 6,000
Square feet. $13.00 per square plus Cam &
Sales Tax.


$430-$2,200 VV- Niceville, Valparaiso,
Crestview, Ft. Walton and Destin.

Please make donations to Save the
Substation at Coastal Bank and Trust! This is
a Community Commitment- Please DONATE!

Jane Rainwater a
(850) 897-1101
Choose Baywalk,
4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 Niceville

We are Bluewater Bay's
(850) 897-SOLD (7653)
Steve Hughes:
Diane Cocchiarella:
Carrie Leugers:
Mindy Barrett:

* Blue Pine Village, 2/2,
REDUCED, $138,000
* Bayfront Efficiency,
Fully Furnished,
. . . . . .$147,500
* Lakeside Condo,
2/2, Ground Floor
........... $175,900
* Marina Cove
Townhouse, 3/2.5,
Fully Furnished,
........... $185,000
* Miller's Run, Brick
Home, 3/2, .$225,000
* Townhome Views of
the Bay, New Kitchen,
3/2.5 . . $240,000
* Waterfront, Marina
Cove Townhome 3/2.5,
. . . . . .$249,900
* Lido Village, 3/2.5,
........... $282,000
* Sunset Beach,
3/2, Gated Comm.,
Golf Course,
........... $330,900

* Unfurn. House,
Niceville, 3/2, 1 Car
Garage, Pets OK,
* Unfurn. MC
Townhouse, 2/2.5,
Travertine, Stainless
app., Granite,. $1,400
* Furn. Studio
Waterfront, Utilities &
WiFi Included,. $850
* Furn. Waterfront,
1/1, Utilities Included,
S........... $1,100
SFurn., Efficiency-
Waterfront, Full
Kitchen, W/D, Util.
Incl.... .... $1,250
* Furn., MV Condo,
2/1, Waterfront, Util.
Incl, W/D.....$1,300

A Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.
BAYFRONT UNDER $270,000? Yes! 1846\SF, 3/2 brick & wood home with breathtaking views of
Choctawhatchee bay. Don't miss this, call Joanie today! $269,000 Web#995
TENNIS ANYONE? 2/2, 1237SF condo in Bluewater Bay. Mint condition. Panoramic views of lake from
living areas. Spacious master suite. Great amenities. $209,900 Web#997
SPACE & COMFORT AWAIT! Spacious brick & vinyl 4/3, 2206SF home with sunny breakfast nook &
updated appliances. Located in great school district! $274,900 Web#998
TIRED OF 'LOOK ALIKE' HOMES? Meticulous construction throughout this custom 4/2.5 w/
beautiful mill work. Gourmet kitchen, side loading garage & huge lot. $398,000 Web#002
NEW LEVEL OR LUXURY. Magnificent 5/3.5, 3512SF all brick waterfront home with superb custom
craftsmanship, deluxe features & breathtaking views. $749,000 Web#003
WOW, WHAT A VIEW! Beautiful waterfront home with spectacular views across the bay. 3/2.5, 2733SF
w/upstairs recreation room, cook's kitchen & large yard. $549,000 Web#004
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One bedroom to five
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The more you tell,
the more you sell!
Call the Beacon Newspapers at
678-1080 to place your ad today!

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Furnished: 1, 2, & 2 + loft
Pool, Sauna, Fitness Room,
Some Pet Friendly Rooms
$1,200/mo. $1,800/mo.
1/1: $750/mo. includes water
3/2 w/ Bonus Room: $1,200/mo.
(Available March)
3/2: $1,100/mo.
201 Marquette, 2/1: $625/mo.
50% OFF 1st mo. rent
2/1: $700/mo., washer/dryer included

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08 Hyundai Tiburon SE, 2K Miles, Leather, New ......................$16,895
06 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Like New!, V6, AT, Exc Con......$18,985
01 Lincoln LS, V8, At, Leather, MR, 42K Miles ..................$9,995
06 Mercury Mariner Premium, Leather, MR, AT, Loaded ..$13,485
07 Nissan Maxima SE, V6, AT, New Tires/Service ..........$16,595
07 Dodge Charger RFT, V8, AT, Leather, 34K Miles ..........$18,888
03 Mercedes Benz C240, Leather, MR, Like New ............$8,990
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New Salon opening in
Niceville. Experienced
stylist with clientele
needed. Busy location.
850-279-6502 or email
Newspaper Delivery
Earn extra cash of $45
to $140 or more each
week in your spare
time! The Bay Beacon
seeks a reliable
independent contractor
to insert, bag, and
deliver newspapers
Tuesday night. You
must be over 21 and
have a reliable vehicle,
a good driving record,
a Florida driver's
license, and proof of
current liability
insurance. No
collecting duties.
Earnings vary
according to route and
work load. Stop by the
Bay Beacon for an
information sheet and
to fill out an application.
The Beacon 1181 E.
John Sims Parkway,
Niceville 678-1080
(Parkway East
Shopping Center
across from PoFolks)
Reporter, Part-Time
The Eglin Flyer and the
Hurlburt Patriot base
newspapers seek a
freelance reporter to
write human interest
features and cover
events on and off base.
You must be available
most days. We pay
$25 a story and $5 a
photo, when published.
Writing experience is
essential, as is access
to a home computer
and a digital camera.
Base access essential.
Some reporting and
photo experience is
helpful, but not
required. Call Ken
Books, 678-1080.

Niceville, small 1 bed-
room house at 808-A
McFarr, $400.

Home in Niceville,
beautiful fireplace, 3
bedrooms, large yard,
new roof, updated
wiring, large living area,
lots of storage.
729-2938, 678-2410.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010



Niceville High School's
Emily Dutton tosses the
ball past a Crestview
defender during a Dec. 29
game of the Fort Walton
Beach Tournament, near
right. The Lady Eagles
won the game, 36-30, but
dropped the Wednesday
game, 41-29, to
Hendersonville. At far
right, Lady Eagle Ranika
Rone leaps to overcome a
double-team defense by
Beacon photos
by Norman Wolf

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