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.


Okaloosa Head Start accepting applications


CRESTVIEW — The Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start and Early Head Start offices are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

All centers serve children with special needs, and all services are free to families who meet the federal guidelines or special needs criteria.

Crestview, Laurel Hill, Niceville and Fort Walton Beach Head Start centers serve children ages 3 to 5.

The Early Head Start program, for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years, is available in Crestview and Fort Walton Beach only.

Call 682-2912 for the Laurel Hill and Crestview centers, or 244-2606 for the Niceville and Fort Walton Beach Centers to learn more information.


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 or call 800-203-3099 if you are a senior citizen who needs help fighting fraud.