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Kenilworth  
remains
closed for now
2 Court hearings  
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Heartland's Small Business
Saturday was such a
success this year that there
is push to continue
through Christmas season
cancelled last
wk.  
More to come
Well-known Highlands County
commissioner, Don Elwell, is
voted to serve as body's chair
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Highlands
schools
need
teachers
Highlands County school board needs
teacher.  You may qualify if you have a
bachelor's degree, are eligible for
Florida certification, and a commitment
to work with school children.  Apply at
863-471-5555, or at
www.highlands.k12.fk.us.  There is no
cost of obligation for the district to
evaluate applicants' eligibility.
Forced to leave McDill due to space
limits, NOAA's Hurricane Hunters move
to Heartland.
 They've signed a 10-yr lease at
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport .  All Hurricane Hunter
aircraft and administrative offices will move by May
Sebring's airport
could not be
considered as it has
5234-ft runway
capacity & NOAA
needs 8,000-ft
Former Astronaut Buzz Aldrin evacuated
from Antiartica due to undisclosed illness.  
Here he is shown just prior to departure
Fire Rescue in Avon Park
rescue a man from a
burning home Wed. EMS
provided emergency aid
& the man was attended
to by EMS & then raced
to the hospital.  
The
under-funded AP F.D.
remained on-scene to
douse remaining
smoldering pockets.
Although the cause is
not determined, the FD did
remove but questions
remain after a still-
burning mattress from the
structure
Aldrin successfully airlifted from
Antarctica to New Zealand after trouble
breathing.  South Pole is at 9,000-ft
elevation, nearly twice the elevation of
Denver.  It is not uncommon for
people to have problems getting enough
oxygen there.  Aldrin is doing well in
New Zealand
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After
proposing for
ten years,
Lester J. Bell
of Ft. Meade
was
finally
able to get
Ella M. Collins
to say
yes at
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Christmas
Eve!
Chairman Elwell wants to
enhance citizen participation in
county commission proceedings
Polk County arrest
Julian William Bird arrested
Christmas Eve on homicide
charges from Oct. murder