News Update for 10/31/19

It appears the bears are on the move again – and through some populated areas. Sebring Middle School’s dismissal was interrupted yesterday when a small bruin was spotted near campus just before school let out. Students walking or riding their bikes were held up. Those on busses or in cars were allowed to go.
Highlands County sheriff’s officials say the little bear had been spotted several times around town – both in and out of trees. However, no incidents were reported.
The bear was spotted again overnight – apparently wandering about in the Cemetery Road area.
Officials from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission say they won’t set a trap, inasmuch as it is a smallish bear.

There were no injuries, but there was some property damage, when a tree fell on a house. Highlands County officials say it happened shortly after 2:00 this morning at a home on Berton Drive.
According to reports, a large limb from a very old tree gave way, pulling power lines down with it. There was the odor of smoke – but apparently there was no fire.

Looking for a job? Today’s your day. CareerSource Heartland will host their Fall Hiring Event at the Bert Harris Agricultural Civic Center. Nearly three dozen local buisnesses have signed up to participate. Reportedly, jobs range from unskilled, to skilled, to administrative positions which are open now.
The event begins at 11:00 and will run until 1:00. Veterans will get “priority service” – meaning they will be allowed in first.
Officials urge jobseekers to arrive with resumes in hand and to come “dressed for success.” They say it’s not uncommon to land employment on the spot.

Today is All Hallows’ Eve – or Halloween as it’s known. While some communities have moved Trick-or-treating events to the Saturday before, those in Lake Placid have opted to stick with the traditional October 31st date.
In addition to the regular door-to-door search by little monsters in search of candy, there will be a special event in the downtown area of the Caladium Capital. It will run down Interlake Boulevard then across Main Street from 6-8pm.