News 4/12/19

Daniel Luis Galarza has been returned to the Highlands County. Galarza, a fugitive, was captured earlier this month by police in Wilson, North Carolina in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Galarza faces counts of robbery and attempted murder in connection with an incident in Avon Park last December. A second suspect, 16-year-old Sebastian Martinez still is being sought.
Galarza was booked into the Highlands County jail late yesterday.

The Avon Park city council has another downtown building they need to decide what to do with. Avon Park City Manager David Flowers and engineer Carl Cool toured the Wild Building this week and found a number of problems.
The most obvious is where the front of the building is bowing away from the main structure. Flowers said that could be fixed, but it might be cost-prohibitive.
He said that spending the money and the use of the building would be something the council will have to decide.

A couple of local students are going to Phonenix to compete in the International Science Fair. Camilia Rimoldi Ibanez scored first place in district and regional competition for her project “Is Your Cell Phone Leaking?”
Rohin Patel also was selected for his project, entitiled “Novel Anti-inflamatory, Anti-cancer and Anti-microbial Properties of the Rare Plants of the Florida Ridge, Indicates the Urgency of Conservation.”
Both are Sebring High School Seniors and both earned several anciallary awards for their work.

For decades they were in Hardee County at the Cattlemen’s Arena with “The Story of Jesus.” Now, Power & Light productions have moved to South Florida State College. Their new production, “The Shepard King; The Story of the Bible” will debut tonight at the Alan J. Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts.
With better than 100-volunteer actors, the presentation is split into two acts – the Old and New Testaments.