published: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Road closures for MLK events
Road closures for MLK events
SEBRING - Martin Luther King Boulevard and Lemon Avenue will each be closed for a portion of the day Monday to provide more safety for events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Onterial Clark will hold an event titled "Peace on the Block" in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. from 4-8 p.m. today. The event will be held on Lemon Avenue between the municipal parking lot and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Lemon Avenue will be closed at 4 p.m. today from the municipal parking lot to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It will reopen by 8:30 p.m.
Ada McGowan of the Highlands County Boys & Girls Club has been approved to hold a parade from 12-1 p.m. The parade will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard starting at East Center Avenue in front of the Boys & Girls Club and it will travel north to Grand Avenue.
Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed at 11:30 a.m. from East Center Avenue north to the intersection of Grand Avenue. The road will be reopened by 1 p.m.
These road closures will limit vehicular traffic in the Washington Heights community.
Questions regarding the parade should be directed to McGowan at 381-5485. Questions regarding today's event should be directed to Clark at 260-1128. Questions relating to this road closure may be directed to Lt. Karl Hoglund of the Sebring Police Department by email at karlhoglund@
UF Extension hosts 'Canals of Highlands County' bus tour
Highlands County is known for its natural beauty, diverse agriculture, recreation areas and natural resources. There are 86 named lakes and 48,000 acres of surface water in the county. As you know, water is important to agriculture, economic development and the quality of life in Highlands County.
The public is invited to join the Highlands County UF IFAS Extension Office on a special bus tour that will provide an educational perspective on canals and water resources of Highlands County. The bus tour is called the "Canals of Highlands County" and will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 with lunch at Golden Corral included. There are only 50 seats available on the tour, and tickets will be offered at $50 per person including lunch, motor coach transportation, educational materials and more. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. today. Tickets will be available only from the Extension Office, 4509 George Blvd.
Educational stops include Erin Park Canals, Lake Istokpoga, Lake Clay Project, Ibanez Nursery and Wine Shop/Florida Friendly Landscaping, Canal Maintenance Equipment Demonstration, and much more. Lunch will be provided at the Golden Corral in Lake Placid.
Tickets are expected to sell quickly. The tour will go, rain or shine. Call the Extension Office at 402-6540 for more information.
Sebring Village residents plan trip
SEBRING -- Sebring Village has a day trip to Orlando for the Pirate's Dinner Adventure on Tuesday. Cost is $61, which includes transportation, show and dinner.
Contact Angie Warchak by calling 471-2150.
Highway Park prepares for Rising Black Tie Gala
SEBRING - The Highway Park Neighborhood Council is hosting its second annual Highway Park Rising Black Tie Gala to be held Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center in Sebring. The event helps the community by providing financial support for preservation and restoration efforts in Highway Park, a small community in Lake Placid.
This year's proceeds will go toward restoring one of the vacant buildings in the community to use as office space and for landscaping our first community sponsore public space.
For more information, to become a sponsor or purchase a ticket, call Tiffany Green at 840-2995 or visit the website at www.hpng.org/.
Queens of Abundance prepares for Fling
SEBRING - Queens of Abundance will lunch at Dot's in Sebring at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Lunch tickets for South Central Florida Green Fling will be on sale at the luncheon. Price is $10.95, payable by March 1. The event will be Tuesday, March 12.
For more information call 465-0161.
Prescribed burns to take place at the Preserve
SEBRING -- Preparations are being made for prescribed burning at the Sun 'N Lake Preserve at the end of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard.
Prescribed burning of the Preserve will take place, weather and conditions providing, during the week of Jan. 21-25. The northern most portions of the Preserve are on the prescription for the planned burn. Hikers and bikers should not enter through any gates north of gate 4 during this period. An easterly wind is expected and smoke should not hamper residents in the area.
The Sun 'N Lake Preserve is a 1,350-acre site composed of a variety of plant communities. Many of the areas within the Preserve are fire dependent, which means they need occasional fire to survive and reproduce. In addition, prescribed fire reduces the threat of wildfire by reducing fuels that have built up on the forest floor.
For additional information, call Corine Burgess at 402-6545.
Sebring Village presents
SEBRING -- Sebring Village presents The Rec-reation Show, American Ambassadors to hospitalized veterans. These are young, talented performers who captivate audiences of all ages. A magical program that transforms the stage into a wondrous showplace of unforgettable entertainment. Colorful flashing costumes, state of the art sound reinforcement, professional stylized choreography.
These young people give up at least a year of their lives to travel the country entertaining the men and women in VA Medical Centers.
The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $10. For more information call 273-0875.
Aguiar holds revival at Independent Baptist Church
SEBRING - Pastor Larry Ruse is inviting all to come to Revival. The revival speaker is Dr. Dale Aguiar, a missionary/evangelist, helping small and struggling churches.
Independent Baptist Church, 5704 County Road 17 South, no longer qualifies as small and struggling, but Aguiar is a great preacher of the gospel.
The revival is Jan. 20-25. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Friday services start at 7 p.m. Friday night service is a youth emphasis. There will be a fellowship after the service Friday for all the teens who attend.
For more information go to www.ibcsebring.com or call the church office at 655-1899.
Sebring Village plans health fair
SEBRING -- A health fair, "Better Living for Better Health," will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Sebring Village Clubhouse, 4343 Schumacher Road. Meet local health providers and other health service organizations. It is open to the public and there are many free screenings. To have a lipid profile (cholesterol check) one must fast and take medications with water. The test is only $10.
Pre-registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome. There will be door prizes and refreshments. For further information, contact Mary Ann Mangold at 382-9865 or Carol DeArmitt at 385-1517.
Events planned at lodges, posts
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 will hold a memorial service for Dee Votaw, mother to Foy Parrish, at 2 p.m. today at the post. She had been an officer.
The Combat Veterans Memorial VFW Post 9853 will have football on the screen at 1 p.m. today. Music by Tom McGannon from 5-8 p.m. Friday and karaoke by Peg and Perry at the same time Saturday. For more information, call 452-9853.
The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Naomi today. Fashion show at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Karaoke by KJ on Wednesday and music by Patsy on Friday; call for times. S.A.L. Breakfast is from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Legion Riders meet at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 453-4553.
The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host karaoke with Bama Jam from 3-8 p.m. today. Steak-O and football; call for times. Loyal Order of the Moose officers meet at 6 p.m. Monday. House Committee and Women of the Moose (including nominations) meet at 7 p.m. Formal general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Karaoke with Bama Jam from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Frank E. from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. Music by Pressure Point from 6-10 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 465-0131.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 will host music by Bud Followell on Friday. Call for time. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Call 699-5444.
The Moose Lodge of Sebring 2259 will have football on the screen at 1 p.m. today. A birthday party and Moose Jam Band are set for 4:30 p.m. (bring covered dish). Women of the Moose meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Music by Billy Glades from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. House Committee, Joint Officers and Loyal Order of the Moose business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. General meeting at 8 p.m. Music by Long Shot from 6-10 p.m. Friday. Music by Steve and Peggy from 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Call 655-3920.
AMVETS Post 21 would like to thank all the Vietnam veterans for their service by putting up a poster at the VA Clinic in Sebring from Jan. 21-25, to acknowledge the signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord 40 years ago on Jan. 27, 1973.
The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host Shuffleboard Tournament/Any Doubles in Avon Park Scrambles at 9 a.m. Monday. Shuffleboard league is at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Shuffleboard Tournament, Two Pros/Any Doubles at 9 a.m. Thursday. Shuffleboard Tournament/All Amateurs/Draw Doubles at 9 a.m. Friday. Ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, followed by a board meeting at 3 p.m. Call 385-2966.
The Sebring Elks 1529 Wacky Wednesday will be from 5-6:30 p.m.; meal is $6.50. For dancing only, Allen will provide the music from 4:30-7:30 p.m.; cost is $3. Friday buffet is from 5-6:30 p.m., $12. Dance to Buddy Canova's music from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for $3. Call 471-3557.
AARP offers Driver Safety program
AVON PARK -- AARP Driver Safety Program Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., complete class in one day only, on Wednesday at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 324 E. Main St. No driving, no tests. A possible discount on car insurance, good for three years.
To register, call Mary Jane Lloyd at 452-0335.
LIMC workshop on Thursday
SEBRING -- There will be a Lake Istokpoga Management Committee (LIMC) Workshop at 10 a.m. Thursday in Conference Room 2 of the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. All interested persons are invited to attend.
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