Recently, sisters Linda Weber Armstrong of Kettering, Ohio and Nancy Weber Merriman of Sebring, Florida and their spouses, Ron and Gary, celebrated their anniversaries together in Sebring. The Armstrongs will be married 60 years on May 6, 2021 and the Merrimans celebrated their 65th annivers…

Reflections on Silver Lake Bingo presented their 2021 charity, “Vet Relief” with a check for $2,188. The Reflections Bingo contributions were from weekly 50/50 drawings and canteen sales. The “Vet Relief” helps local veterans in need. Those accepting the donation on behalf of “Vet Relief” we…

In light of: “May is Better Hearing & Speech Month”... I thought I would share some interesting hearing statistics. I encourage you to think about your own personal hearing abilities when reading.

Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection are affecting the health of some children and teens, as well as adults. While most children with COVID-19 infection have mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says anyone who has had COVID-19 ― even if…

The picture showed up on my phone of a tiny newborn baby. I was immediately captivated and wondered for just a moment. Then I realized it was my nephew’s and niece’s long-awaited son and the rejoicing began.

Why do hearing instruments have different costs? Well, just like most things that you can buy ... Hearing instruments also have different level capabilities. In everything that we can purchase you can always find “Good. Better. Best.” It has to be Best for you ... best for your own personal needs.

SEBRING — Shield Medical Group is a primary care medical practice that provides a comprehensive approach to medical care, providing physical, mental and social wellness in our new state of the art facility. Shield Medical Group completed its new medical facility with our local community in m…

AVON PARK — In anticipation of the formal reopening of the “Twice as Nice Shoppe” at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 2, J.P. O’Connor, senior pastor at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Community Services Director Mavis Sager show one of the signs to be used at the ribbon cutting ceremony that …

Scientists. They’re just like us: always looking for ways to help people hear and live their best. It starts with uncovering the mysteries of hearing loss, which can require a lot of resources. That’s why we love seeing important research initiatives get the funding needed to move forward.

TALLAHASSEE — Tallahassee Community College will recognize more than 3,000 candidates for graduation during the College’s Virtual Commencement Celebration at 6 p.m. on Friday. Celebrate with TCC graduates by visiting www.tcc.fl.edu/2021celebration and click the video at the top of the screen…

There is only one way to eternal life and any other thought up way means eternal condemnation. Let’s start with Mark 4:12; KJV. Jesus states here that one must not just see but, perceive and not just hear but, understand.

AVON PARK – The South Florida State College (SFSC) Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) honored the winners of its annual juried Student Art Show during a reception and ceremony on Tuesday, April 20 in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on the SFSC Highlands Campus in…

See the shepherd on the hills with his sheep. His staff has protected and rescued little lambs who strayed away from the flock.

Lake Placid Garden Club members met at the Meadowlake gazebo to create cheery spring arrangements for the Lake Placid Health Care Center residents. Sandy Rosch, Mary Flummer, Marian Chambers, Pat Reiser, Laura Krumm. Photo taken by Karen Denning.

LAKE PLACID — On Tuesday, April 13, several Lake Placid Garden Club members met at the Meadowlake gazebo to create cheery spring arrangements for the Lake Placid Health Care Center residents. Thanks to Sandy Rosch, Mary Flummer, Marian Chambers, Pat Reiser and Laura Krumm. Karen Denning took…

What does motivate you? What makes you get up and move and enjoy life? Is it your kids? Maybe it is your spouse or partner? Perhaps you just want to be active to be more healthy. When counseling patients it is very important that we determine what is important to them. We have to determine w…

LONDON — The European Union’s drug regulatory agency said Tuesday that it found a “possible link” between Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and extremely rare blood clots and that a warning should be added to the label. But experts at the agency reiterated that the vaccine’s benefits …

A coalition of 60 top hospitals and health care institutions — including AdventHealth — have joined forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign “Get the Vaccine to Save Lives” is designed to rea…

An experiment has taken place where researchers just created an embryo that is half human and half monkey. They allowed the living thing to grow for 20 days, and then it was destroyed.

SEBRING — Jerry and Jo Marie Grinkiewicz of Sebring will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park, with a renewal of their wedding vows officiated by Pastor Fr. Ronnie Sisson after the 4 p.m. Mass.

At 10:30 p.m., we turned in for a good night’s sleep only to be awakened around 2:30 a.m. Three successive beeps and the sudden snuffing out of our neighbor’s driveway light assured me a power failure had thrust us into utter darkness that seemed almost touchable.

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Cole Garvey of Sebring was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Garvey was initiated at Florida Institute of Technology.

Kyler Anthony Sherwood was born on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, to Brett and Kristen Sherwood of Sebring at AdventHealth Sebring. He was 6 pounds, 15 ounces. His siblings are Cory Sherwood, 16, and Kailee Sherwood, 10. Grandparents are Kathy and Bob Schroll and Allan and Erna Sherwood.

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Native plants blooming at Archbold this Spring. From left: Lupinus diffusus by Stephanie Koontz, Asimina reticulata by Lexi Siegle and Calamintha ashei by Lexi Siegle.

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Fall flowers fill the dry prairie in front of the Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center with color. 

What can a great set of hearing instruments do for you? Well, let’s just knock it out. First of all, they improve your life. They allow you to carry on conversation with those you care to share your time with. Meaningful conversations. Great hearing instruments allow you to have confidence i…

Recently a person I met expressed an interest in yoga. His concern was how yoga can help induce sleep. A great question! I was not able at that time to show him the relaxation poses as I would have fallen asleep. But now I am able to do so.

Do you ever get a little twitch near your eye, or on your ankle or calf? How about your finger or near your elbow? Almost everyone gets an occasional twitch and you feel it for a microsecond, then it goes away. This is normal.

This week, we will conclude our series of lessons on faith, works, and grace. As we have read in the Bible, all of these factors must be present if we desire an eternal home in Heaven. When one puts his faith into action and obeys God’s plan of salvation, he comes in contact with the cleansi…

More than 74 million Americans have thus far been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — that’s a fraction of the U.S. population. Vaccines are perhaps the best hope, along with following safety protocols, for ending the pandemic. If you haven’t yet been vaccinated, it’s normal to have questions.

SEBRING — NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. has crisis energy assistance available for low income senior households. The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) is a federally funded program that assists seniors with paying past due energy bills, obtaining adequate c…

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades Electric Educational Foundation (GEEF) is awarding $47,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in 2021. The foundation awarded eight $5,000 scholarships to be disbursed over four years and seven one-time $1,000 awards.

Just after a horrific event such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor or the attack on September 11th, the US military often sees a spike in enlistment. Those are tragic events marked in our country’s history. However, there is a great war being fought every single day; it is a war for our souls. …

Sebring provided fine weather for the third Annual Sebring Soda Fest held downtown around the circle and in Circle Park. Two cool and sunny days, Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, saw people excited to be outside and enjoying a favorite annual event.

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