Saddle Club to meet, attend NWF events with horses


CRESTVIEW — A club for Northwest Florida horse owners has formed in Crestview with the goal of promoting harmony between the horse and owner.

Meetings — 6-7:45 p.m. first Wednesdays of the month— will include socializing, a meal and club business. The first meeting is 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at David's Catfish House, 1296 Ferdon Blvd. N, Crestview.

The club will have guest speakers on related topics and training sessions with obstacle courses, drill team training, night rides, trail rides and guest speaker topics such as first aid on the trail, horse nutrition and health, how a horse thinks and horse therapy.

The club will also promote goodwill in the community by entering parades and attending other local events from DeFuniak Springs to Destin, and Navarre Beach to Milton.

Contact Tom Moody, 682-5399 or, for more information.


Joy Fellowship youths set yard sale


CRESTVIEW — The Joy Fellowship youth group has set a yard sale to raise funds for its mission trip.

Hours are 6-10 a.m. Sept. 9 at the church, 5978 Old Bethel Road, Crestview.

The funds are for a July mission trip to Guatemala.

Call Youth Pastor Joe Butryn at 682-6219 for details.


Crestview workshop to focus on invasive species


MILTON — The Florida Forest Stewardship Program and the Six Rivers Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area are presenting a workshop for landowners.

Invasive Exotic Species and Control is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the University of Florida Extension office on Airport Road in Crestview.

Topics include herbicide labels, required personal protective equipment, applications techniques, herbicide resistance, modes of action and rotation.

There will also be a control update on terrestrial and aquatic invasive exotic plants, invasive species identification and look-alikes, established and new invasive exotic insects, and working with the Six Rivers CISMA.

Participants can learn about identifying and controlling cogongrass, Japanese climbing fern, privets and other non-native invasive species.

Attendees may earn pesticide applicator and forestry CEUs.

Registration is $10 per person. Go to or call 689-5850 to register.

The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages 37 state forests on more than 1 million acres of public forest land while protecting 26 million acres of homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire.


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