Community Briefs March 26

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Nominations for Women’s Wall of Honor

The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women will take nominations from the community for the 2014 Women’s Wall of Honor.  Nominations are due April 15.

“We encourage friends, family members, co-workers and employers to nominate the special women in our county who enrich their lives,” says Valerie McLaughlin, chair of the OCCSW. “Women in our community have made tremendous contributions to our county’s growth, health, education, welfare and culture.  Each year we want to continually recognize these women in a permanent way.”

The nomination form and more information can be found at  The form, a short paragraph (100 words or less) about the woman you wish to honor, her photo and a $100 donation to the OCCSW should be submitted to the Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women, Post Office Box 681, Niceville, FL32588. For more information and a nomination form, call 496-1142 or email

CPR Anytime

The American Heart Association in Okaloosa/Walton and Emerald Coast Hospice will provide free CPR training to community organizations and local citizens. Each CPR Anytime kit includes an inflatable CPR manikin (“Mini Anne”), a skills practice DVD, instruction manual and program accessories. Interested individuals or groups may call 862-1069 or 689-0300 to schedule time with a CPR Anytime Coordinator.