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This journey my husband Ken and I have found ourselves on since he had his heart attack in September 2018 has been a maze of learning, growing and, at times, hopeful leaps of faith.

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In 1862 during the Civil War, Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison’s Landing in Virginia. The Confederate Army was on the other side of the strip of land.

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I receive a steady stream of missives from teachers, ex-teachers, and other folks who have insider knowledge of America’s schools. They all say the same thing – classroom discipline is falling apart and has been for some time – and ask the same question: What can be done?

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I often listen to night talk shows on the radio, being interested in programs covering religion in one form or another. Recently there was a young atheist being interviewed by the talk show host.

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Competition is a fact of life, especially for children. It may include anything from who did best on the spelling test, to organized sports in or out of school. And while competition can bring stress about doing well, or disappointment when efforts come up short, healthy competition is actua…

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Everyone feels sad at times. Numerous things in life can leave us feeling blue. For most of us, this is usually a passing emotion that diminishes with time but for some people this sadness can be severe, long-lasting and life-affecting. That’s when feeling blue can cross the line into depres…

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AVON PARK – On Sunday, March 3, the congregation of Florida Avenue Baptist Church celebrated its 90th anniversary of their grand opening in 1929. Reverend T.O. Baldwin was the first to pastor the then named Southside Baptist Church of Avon Park. Today, under the leadership of Pastor Dr. John…

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The bite in the air and lack of blue sky all predicted the coming snow storm. And though we knew the snow would dust the earth with dazzling beauty, we missed the blue sky.

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Chiropractics for humans is nothing new. A well taught chiropractor can offer some relief for a number of ailments including joint and spinal misalignment. Why not consider it for your beloved pets?

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I often listen to night talk shows on the radio, being interested in programs covering religion in one form or another. Recently there was a young atheist being interviewed by the talk show host.

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Competition is a fact of life, especially for children. It may include anything from who did best on the spelling test, to organized sports in or out of school. And while competition can bring stress about doing well, or disappointment when efforts come up short, healthy competition is actua…

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Annual spring chorale concert

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Avon Park Holiness Camp

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SEBRING — Although Trent Ferguson was born blind, he is a success by anyone’s standards even though he faces challenges living in a sighted world. He is a co-host on three different radio shows, a drummer for the popular local band California Toe Jam, and a student at South Florida State College.

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To know the purpose of church, or why it exists, the first look should be at the church's Mission Statement.

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Everyone feels sad at times. Numerous things in life can leave us feeling blue. For most of us, this is usually a passing emotion that diminishes with time but for some people this sadness can be severe, long-lasting and life-affecting. That’s when feeling blue can cross the line into depres…

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As regards nearly every public policy topic these days, myths abound, but few mythologies rival that of public education. A sample:

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AVON PARK – On Sunday, March 3, the congregation of Florida Avenue Baptist Church celebrated its 90th anniversary of their grand opening in 1929. Reverend T.O. Baldwin was the first to pastor the then named Southside Baptist Church of Avon Park. Today, under the leadership of Pastor Dr. John…

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Avon Park Holiness Camp

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The bite in the air and lack of blue sky all predicted the coming snow storm. And though we knew the snow would dust the earth with dazzling beauty, we missed the blue sky.

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Chiropractics for humans is nothing new. A well taught chiropractor can offer some relief for a number of ailments including joint and spinal misalignment. Why not consider it for your beloved pets?

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LAKE PLACID — First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid will host a special Union Psalm-sing for the community at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17 with a time of fellowship and refreshments following afterward. Previous Psalm-sings have been hosted at the Presbyterian churches in Avon Park, Frostproof…

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When something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected. Even though death, divorce, deployment or other types of loss issues appear to be only grown-up problems, they do have a profound effect on the children that are touched by these experiences. When a painful loss h…

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SEBRING — In 2014, a small group of Highlands County residents joined together to begin the Heartland American Israeli Initiative. Their mission is to vigorously support, strengthen and promote the long-standing partnership between the US and Israel.

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Joseph Vincent Huguenin was born to Dennis and Erin Huguenin of Avon Park at 11:15 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2019 at AdventHealth Sebring.

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Dancing at St. Agnes

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Atonement Lutheran Church

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