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Updated: 01/02/2014 10:26:10AM
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Free diabetes classes to be offered in January

The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County will offer Diabetes Self-Management Education classes in January as part of its Wellness and Diabetes Education Program. This program serves Highlands County residents of all ages, especially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes.

Classes in English are scheduled in Sebring Jan. 27, 28, and 29 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Conference Room A at the Florida Department of Health, located at 7205 South George Boulevard in Sebring.

Enrollment is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Wellness and Diabetes Education Program at 863-382-7294.

Education is the key to success for diabetes control and for the prevention of complications. These classes are free of charge and provided by Margaret Pierce, RN and Aleyda Oliveros, Nutritionist.

Street improvements will bring Avon Park delays

Road improvements on West Bell and West Pleasant Streets in Avon Park are now under way and will continue through March 10, according to a press release from contractor Excavation Point, Inc. of Sebring.

“All temporary traffic control devices will be posted,” the spokesman said. “Delays and temporary lane closures are expected periodically during working hours.”

For additional information about the road project contact Excavation Point at 863-471-1997.

“Cruisin’ Into Spring” sets lunch, fashion show theme

The Patriots Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will host a luncheon and fashion show Feb. 22 with a “Cruisin’ Into Spring” theme. The event will be at First United Methodist Church, 126 S. Pine Street, Sebring. Doors will open at 11 a.m.

Tickets are $25 each and the proceeds are used to fund DAR youth programs. For tickets or more information contact Sheila Smith at 863-465-5667 or