News Headlines October 25, 2018

It’s Election Day. Kind of. Early Voting starts today in Highlands County, and runs through Saturday, November 3. If you’re ready, registered and prepped, the usual early-voting places are open from 8:30 till 4:30 today – The Kenilworth Operations Center south of Sebring High School, the Avon Park Council Chambers, and the Lake Placid Town Hall Chambers.

Halloween falls on Wednesday of next week, and that means the opportunity presents for multiple days of events for kids and goblins of all ages to celebrate. One of the first observances is tomorrow when the annual Halloween on The Circle happens from 5 till 8pm. Shopkeepers will have candy and goodies, the Sheriff’s Department will be there with both a watchful eye and Junior Deputy badges, the fire station will offer tours, and pending emergency traffic, the Aeromed Helicopter is expected to make a stop and show the kids what’s inside.

It’s no secret that there’s going to be a vacancy on the Lake Placid Town Council next month. Counsilperson Arlene Tuck was elected the Count Board back in August, and submitted a resignation dated for November 12 some time back. The Council has the power to appoint a replacement, and three people have expressed an interest – they’re Dustin Woods, who’s pastor at Grace Bible Church in Sebring, Gregg Sapp, of Sapp Environmental Services, and Matt Elliott of Heartland Payroll Services. The appointment COULD be made as early as the 13th.

A local dentist is teaming up with a local Rotary Club to send some sweet greetings to American Troops overseas. The Rotary Club of Sebring has been sending “care packages” of supplies and treats to troops serving overseas for soe time now; this year, Dr. Paul Horton will tie in with club for the fourth annual Halloween Candy Collection to support our troops. Horton says he’s solicited help from Sebring elementary schools and churches to collect Halloween candy for the troops. Youth will turn in their Halloween candy at participating schools. Every participating school will receive recognition from Paul Horton Dentistry and the school that contributes the most will receive a special award. Students are asked to bring a “Thank You” letter or original picture to send to the soldiers when turning in their candy. The collection runs fromthis coming Monday through Friday, Nov. 9 at the participating schools. If you’d like to pitch in, Horton’s dental office is at 4229 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. The office will get the candy to the Rotary Club for shipping to the troops.