Early tax payment deadline approaches


SHALIMAR — Property owners participating in the property tax installment payment plan have until June 30 to pay their first installment, Okaloosa County Tax Collector Ben Anderson said.

The installment plan divides the annual taxes into four payments — due June, September, December and March. It provides a 3.3 percent discount.

The first payment typically must be made by June 30. This year, payment of the first installment will be extended through July 31; however, accounts paid in July may be subject to additional terms.

After the first payment is made, remaining payments are due Sept. 30, Dec. 31 and March 31.

To participate in next year’s installment payment plan, click the “Real Estate Taxes” link on the left side of the website, www.OkaloosaTax.com, or call 651-7300.


Free meals available for North Okaloosa children


The Florida Summer BreakSpot program offers free nutritious meals, recreational fun and educational activities for children 18 and under at more than 3,800 locations.

North Okaloosa locations are listed below.




•7:15-7:45 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. through June 30, Baker School, 139 14th St.




•7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 13-29 and July 11-20, Southside Primary School, 650 Pearl St. S, Crestview.

•7:15-7:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m. through June 28, Walker Elementary School, 2988 Stillwell Blvd., Crestview.

•8-8:45 a.m. and 10:45-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through June 29 and July 11-20 at Richbourg School, 500 Alabama St., Crestview. This site is open only to students enrolled at the school.

•7-7:30 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. through June 30, Davidson Middle School, Old Bethel Road, Crestview.

•7-7:30 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. through June 30, Shoal River Middle School, 3200 Redstone Ave. E, Crestview.

•8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. through July 28, Kingdom Worship Center, 798 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Crestview.

•7-8 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon through July 31, Central Baptist Church of Crestview, 951 Ferdon Blvd. S.

•7:15-8 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. through July 31, Northwood Elementary School, 501 4th Ave., Crestview.




•7:15-7:30 a.m. and 12:30-1 p.m. through June 30, Laurel Hill School, 8078 4th St.


Citizen of the Year nominations due


CRESTVIEW — The city of Crestview and the Mae Reatha Coleman Citizen of the Year Committee will accept nominations for the 2017 recipient until July 1.

Event organizers announced the deadline extension on June 20. Applications are available in the city clerk’s office or at the city of Crestview Facebook Page.


Wanted: Seniors vs. Crime volunteers


CRESTVIEW — The Seniors vs. Crime office needs volunteers.

Seniors vs. Crime is a Florida Attorney General's office program that has helped protect seniors from fraud since 1989. It partners with law enforcement and other organizations to provide comprehensive assistance. The SVC’s local office handles a variety of scams including used cars and sub-par home improvement and repair projects.

Contact Crestview Office Manager Sheila Parish, 306-3176, or Region 5 Deputy Director JB Whitten, 813-489-5657, to volunteer.

Contact 306-3176, visit http://www.seniorsvscrime.com or call 800-203-3099 if you are a senior citizen who needs help fighting fraud.