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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.

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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.

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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…