CRESTVIEW — Here’s a calendar of upcoming events in North Okaloosa County and surrounding areas. 

AMERICAN LEGION 99TH STATEWIDE CONVENTION: June 29-July 2, World Center Marriott, Orlando. About 3,000 veterans, their spouses and family members will attend. Includes leadership training and other classes for members, a banquet, emblem sales, a kickoff with live entertainment, and program awards. All interested veterans may attend the free event. www.floridalegion.org.

PEANUT PRODUCERS SCHOLARSHIP: The Florida Peanut Producers Association will award two $1,200 scholarships to high school seniors and/or college students in 2017. The applicants or one of their family members must be actively producing peanut growers, not necessarily a member of the FPPA. Award recipients should attend a Florida junior college or four-year university. Winners receive $600 each. The remaining $600 is awarded after the completion of one semester and documentation of passing grades is submitted. Details: 526-2590. Deadline: July 1.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESS HALL CLOSURE: The Crestview Kingdom Hall will be closed June 30 through July 2 and July 14-16 as Jehovah's Witnesses from Northwest Florida and the southeastern U.S. attend a regional convention. The theme is "Don't Give Up!" Convention representatives anticipate between 11,000 and 13,000 delegates for the three events, which start at 9:20 each day June 30-July 2, July 7-9, and July 14-16 at the Mitchell Center at the University of South Alabama, 2195 Mitchell Center Drive, Mobile. The July 7-9 event is in Spanish; the other presentations are in English. Admission is free. Contact Todd Butler, 902-6089 or tenbutler@yahoo.com, for questions or more information.

OKALOOSA WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS: Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women is accepting nominations for its Women's Hall of Fame, in conjunction with Women's Equality Day. Nominations must be postmarked or submitted by July 10. Nominees must be Floridians, either by birth or permanent residency, volunteers who inspire others or act as role models who improve circumstances for all women and citizens in Okaloosa County. Only Okaloosa contributions will be accepted for HOF membership. Contact Mary Florence, chair@occsw.org, or visit www.occsw.org for details.

MARVIN DEBOLT JUNIOR GOLF CLASSIC: 8 a.m. July 12 and 13, Eglin Air Force Base Eagle Course, 1527 Fairway Drive, Niceville. For golfers age 8-18, with nine holes a day for ages 8-11 and 18 holes a day for 12 and up. Cost is $60 for younger level and $95 each for the older level. The cost includes green fees, food, refreshments, a tournament T-shirt and trophies for division winners. Benefits the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center. Register at www.eccac.org by July 8.

CRESTVIEW HIGH CLASS OF 1977’S 40-YEAR CLASS REUNION: 6 p.m. July 15, Warriors Hall in Crestview. “We are searching for classmates that we have lost contact with,” an event organizer said. “If you haven't already received information about the reunion, contact Sharry, krustin@cox.net." Tickets must be purchased in advance.

SISTER CITY FRANCE TRIP: The Crestview Area Sister City Program welcomes residents to join the Sept. 7-18 journey to Noirmoutier, France. Participants stay with host families in this immersive cultural and educational experience. They must join the Crestview Area Sister City Program and assume responsibility for their own air travel arrangements to and from France. Dues are currently $20 per individual, $2 per full-time student, and $30 per family. Details: www.CrestviewSisterCity.org.

BAKER GATOR REUNION: Baker School Class of 1967 graduates seek classmates for their 50-year reunion Sept. 9 at the Baker Arena Community Center, 5503 U.S. Highway 4, Baker. Call 537-9191, 758-7966, 978-2135 or 978-1974 for details.

ARMY REUNION, 100TH ANNIVERSARY:  Sept. 13-17, Arlington, Virginia. The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. The association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the division, which was formed in France during World War I. Details: Secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net, 224-225-1202, or visit www.2ida.org. 

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS

 

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION MEETINGS:

 


3 p.m. July 20, Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N., Niceville.
3 p.m. Oct. 19, Robert L.F. Sikes Center, Northwest Florida State College, 805 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview.
3 p.m. Dec. 14, training room of the Okaloosa County Administration Building, 1250 Eglin Parkway, Shalimar.
Meeting schedule and location are subject to change. For updates and agendas, visit www.wfrpc.org or email tiffany.bates@wfrpc.org.

 

BLACKMAN FIRE DISTRICT BOARD: 7 p.m. first Mondays, 1850 U.S. Highway 2, Baker.

CRESTVIEW CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, City Hall, 198 N. Wilson St., Crestview.

CRESTVIEW HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD: 5:15 p.m. third Mondays, 371 Hickory Ave. W, Crestview. Open to the public.

CRESTVIEW CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, City Hall, 198 N. Wilson St., Crestview.

MILLIGAN WATER SYSTEM BOARD: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, 5340 U.S. Highway 4.

BAKER FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSION: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays in the Baker Area Public Safety Building, 1375 19th St.

REP. JAYER WILLIAMSON OFFICE HOURS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Okaloosa County Extension office, 3098 Airport Road, Crestview. Call 995-3698 for an appointment.

LAUREL HILL CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. first Thursdays, City Hall.

DORCAS FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS: 7 p.m. first Thursdays, 5232 Deer Springs Drive, Crestview, off Highway 90.

HOLT FIRE DEPARTMENT: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, fire station, 490 W. U.S. Highway 90, Holt.

ALMARANTE VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Almarante Fire Station, 3710 Old California Road, Laurel Hill.

OKALOOSA-WALTON NORTH OKALOOSA FIRE DISTRICT: 6 p.m. third Thursdays, fire station 82, 5549 John Givens Road, Crestview.

HOLT FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSION: 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays, 490 W. U.S. Highway 90.

HOLT FIRE DEPARTMENT: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, fire station.

LAUREL HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: 7 p.m., second Fridays, in Laurel Hill City Hall's fire department office.