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With the colder weather and Christmas decorations making their annual appearances comes the beginning of the high school soccer season. Multiple times a week, Highlands County soccer teams represent their respective cities across the state. Some matches may be as close to home as Frostproof,…

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This year, a PGA golf tournament sponsored by FedEx paid the winner $15 million for the win. For those of you who don’t golf, a tournament consists of 18 holes of golf (four hours) each day for four consecutive days. The winner is the golfer that shoots the lowest total score for those four …

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By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will be leftovers in your fridge and Black Friday will be a memory (and probably a news story or two). If you haven’t done so already, you’re probably thinking about decorating for Christmas and shopping for gifts.

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\From time to time I receive an e-mail, text, or a phone call from folks in the area asking about aviation or commenting on a recent article. The following e-mail from Fred Carino set in motion a very special day last Saturday morning at the EAA Chapter 1240 Aviation Development Center on th…

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As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s remember that the holiday’s name is a compound word — Thanks and Giving. Each of us has much to be thankful for — our lives, families, friendships, and hopefully, work that fulfills us. Thanking those who we love, admire, depend upon, and have work relatio…

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. All across Highlands County today, people are preparing to enjoy a day of togetherness. Some are making grocery lists and shopping. Some are decorating and cleaning (company’s coming!). Others are getting an early start on all the cooking (wish list: double oven).

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There we were, with uncertainty, nervousness and anticipation all coiled up inside of the 10 young men standing there. Sets of eyes moving from one friend to the next as if communicating in some new way, never to be deciphered by the older ones. Soon, the cause of their emotions on this bris…

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China has been growing its gold reserves 13-15% per year for 12-plus years. They now have 64 million ounces in gold reserves. Russia, ironically, has been increasing its gold reserves 15-20% per year for the last 10 years. They have grown their reserves from 16 million ounces to 70 million a…

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It seems walking into a room and then wondering why I came in there is happening more often. Maybe it’s having so much on my mind with the process of the hangar project, the school program, or just transitioning into my seventh decade of walking around the planet. I take lots of vitamins and…

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Throughout the entire day one thought kept resurfacing in my brain. I have known this child since she was 3. How could this day be the celebration of her matrimony? Surely this was not possible. It startled my senses that time truly slipped out of our grasp to the extent that mere youngsters…

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Since 2006, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Highlands County has continually educated children in the Avon Park and Sebring communities on the importance of a healthy mind, body and spirit through Triple Play, a multi-level program exclusive to the Boys & Girls Club of America. This proven…