News Update for 1/6/23

The 8th Annual Veterans Expo begins today at American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park. The Vietnam and Global War on Terror Travelling Walls will arrive at the Bell Street location and 14 of the planned 52 vendors also will be set up today to help veterans.
The event is designed to highlight resources such has jobs, health and networking for veterans. It is being presented in cooperation with Project VetRelief. The event runs through Sunday.

Hurricane Ian is now a distant memory, but officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are reminding folks that grants, disaster loans and flood insurance payments still are available.
Highlands is one of 26 counties designated for such assistance. However, authorities are reminding procrastinators – the deadline for applications for the cash come to a halt next Thursday.

It appears there is little interest in Sebring city council in pursuing the limitation of burlesque and other such presentations in the City on the Circle.
After hearing a presentation from a Highlands County resident, going after a former presenter as an “imposter,” at this wek’s session Sebring City Councilman Lenard Carlisle proclaimed the council are “not the moral police.”
No motion was made or action taken on the issue.

Lakeland Police investigators say they believe the deaths of a mother and her two children were no accidents.
A 35-year-old Hardee County woman and her two sons died a week ago after their car wound up in Lake Wire.
Lakeland Police announced yesterday they have determined the woman drove the car into the lake on purpose.
She has been identified as Ortilla Zamora. Her sons were nine and four-years-old. Detectives talked to Zamora’s family members and discovered she had been dealing with mental health issues.

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