News Update for 10/15/21

Avon Park city council members have voted to go ahead and apply for an American Rescue Plan grant. The money would be used and administrated by Florida Airport Management officials for infrastructure projects at the Avon Park airport.
FAM officials told council members their staff already had put some 300 hours into writing the grant – but the money only can go to governmental entities. The grant – an estimated $200 – $500,000 won’t be awarded until September of next year.

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials are have not yet released the identity of a body found in a residential area at Sun “N Lake south. There is speculation that the remains may be those of Maximilian “Max” Martinez.
The 21-year-old Lake Placid man was reported missing on Sunday. He last was seen early Saturday morning at a Blue Moon Avenue address.
Sheriff’s officials say the body has been sent off to the District 10 Medical Examiner’s office to help determine both the identity and the cause of death.
Reportedly, a $2,000 reward had been offered for information leading to the location of Martinez’s whereabouts

The streets of downtown Sebring will shut down tomorrow as the Circle of Truth Ministries holds their annual free concert.
It’s part of the ABIDE 365 project. Although the section of Ridgewood to Mango will be closed starting early tomorrow morning, the music won’t commence at 6:30 tomorrow evening.
The program is free and open to the public.