Nurse submissions, donations requested for Eglin monument 

CRESTVIEW — The Military Order of the Purple Heart and Northwest Florida State College are collecting information for a proposed nurses monument to be constructed at the US Air Force Armament Museum on Eglin.

The order and college are looking for one nurse to represent the Civilian Nurse of Today on the monument. The Nurses Monument Committee will select one civilian Registered Nurse, male or female, from submissions turned in by Oct. 31. The committee will announce the winner Nov. 16.

Three nurses featured on the monument are Florence Nightingale, Lt. Annie G. Fox, and 1st Lt. Sharon Lane. The information on each person includes their name, date of birth, date of death if deceased, and a history of their service, as listed below.

To submit your name for possible posting, send a high-resolution 8-inch by 10-inch or 4-inch by 6-inch photo of yourself in uniform from the waist up, a brief biography, and contact information to William Everett, 5727 Buck Ward Road, Baker, or email it to him at weeverett76@gmail.com.

 

Presentation on 1967 films scheduled 

CRESTVIEW — In conjunction with an exhibit of film posters from 1967 at the Crestview Public Library, Northwest Florida State College film and humanities professor David Simmons will deliver a presentation on the significance of the year.

A reception by the Friends of the Crestview Library will follow Simmons' presentation, which is 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the library, 1445 Commerce Drive. The program and reception are free to attend.

Simmons, who is adviser of the college's public monthly Film Club, said the film industry had not seen a year of such importance since 1939. That year, such renowned classics as "The Wizard of Oz," "Gone With the Wind," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "Stagecoach" were released.