AVON PARK — Jim and Sandy Friend received the Yard of the Month Award presented by the Avon Park Founders Garden Club.
We are situated on a unique landscape, the Lake Wales Ridge. Formed millions of years ago when most of Florida was underwater, it is one of the most diverse spots in Florida, home to dozens of rare and endangered species found nowhere else on Earth. One of the rarest is Florida Ziziphus.
It was not quite a year ago the Highlands County Master Gardeners had their inaugural Garden Festival and Plant Sale. They themed it, “Let It Grow!” And grow it did; from a great plant sale to a fantastic festival.
Mackenzie Jo Cooper was born at 9:07 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 to Alexis Cooper and Joseph Cooper II of Sebring at AdventHealth Sebring. She was 8 pounds, 2 ounces and 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rick and Vicki Pontius. Paternal grandparents are Joseph and Wendy Cooper.
AVON PARK — The NAACP Highlands County branch invites all veterans to its fifth annual “Veterans Recognition Breakfast” at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the RMCA Hopewell CDC, 100 Ernest E Sims St., in Avon Park. The event is free for all veterans to attend and veteran’s benefits and entitl…