Christmas cookies wanted for Crestview prisoners

CRESTVIEW — First Presbyterian Church of Crestview is accepting Christmas cookies for prisoners.

Here are the guidelines:

•Cookies must be homemade (from scratch) or home baked (with premade dough).

•Use snap-style sandwich bags only.

•Include no letters, notes or cards. These items are considered contraband.

•No soft icing or cream filling, which could result in smashed cookies.

Contact the church office, 682-2835, for more details.


Donations sought for Laurel Hill food ministry

LAUREL HILL — Spearheaded by Magnolia Baptist Church, churches in this small North Okaloosa County community have launched an area-wide food ministry to assist local individuals or families in need.

Community members needing food for themselves or their families may contact the ministry at 826-3362 or

Volunteers are sought to help package and deliver food donations, and organizers ask for prayers in support of the new ministry. Email the same address for more information.