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Updated: 06/19/2014 08:00:02AM
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Volunteers needed for Red, White & Blues Festival

Push Event Productions is in need of volunteers to assist with the Red, White & Blues Festival at downtown Sebring’s Allen Altvater Cultural Center July 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

Activities include performances, live music by local and Florida talent, a Patriotic Review, Hot Dog Eating Contest, Beautiful Baby Bathing Suit Contest, Patriotic Pet Costume Contest, a variety of food vendors, beer garden and, of course, the fireworks show at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 4.

Persons interested in assisting as a volunteer are asked to contact Casey Wohl at or Jennifer Swain at

Job fair scheduled

A job fair will be held Wednesday, July 16 at CareerSource Heartland, 5901 U.S. 27 S., Suite 1 in Sebring.

Veterans only will be invited to come from 11 a.m. to noon.

All job seekers can attend from noon to 1 p.m.

Attendees should bring their resume and be prepared to interview.

Criminal Justice Academy offers security guard training

South Florida State College’s Criminal Justice Academy is offering a security guard training course.

This 40-hour course is required for work as a State of Florida Licensed Security Guard, Class D License. Topics covered will include patrol techniques, first aid, terrorism, Florida Statutes, and those mandated by the Florida Department of Business Regulation.

The course will be held Monday through Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m., and begins Monday, July 21, at the SFSC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park.

Preregistration is required, and the course number is CRN 30845.

The cost of the course is $170 per person and may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Participants may register in Building B on the SFSC Highlands Campus or at any SFSC campus or center.

For more information, contact Richard Morey, coordinator, at 863-784-7285 or visit

Dirty Dozen’ doubles amount raised last year

The organizers of the “Dirty Dozen” reported that more than $9,000 was raised during the fifth edition of the event at the National Guard Armory in Avon Park on May 24. That doubled the amount of $4,500 last year.

A number of businesses supported the event. They included: Bernie Little Distributors, Alan Jay Automotive Network, Golds’s Gym, Muscle Milk, Crossfit Sebring, Pete Eveleth Well Drilling, Cohan Radio, 97Country, News-Sun, Highlands Today, Ruby Tuesday, Trace Band, Counselors Of The Heartland, A+ Fitness, Sweetfrog Sebring, West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department, Positive Medical Transport, Mack Daddy BBQ, Yarbrough Tire, Happiness Farms, Excavation Point, Long Marketing, Big Sky Builders Inc., Stewart Construction, Bagwell Lumber, Dr. Alexander Torres, Travor A. Murphy, Baby Bump Imaging, Dr. Kwabena Pobi, Apple A Day Health Food, DJ Jeremey, The Front Porch, Saxon Groves Inc., National Guard Armory, Florida National Guard, Central Florida Striders and the city of Avon Park.

The volunteers included: Jeff and Gus Lawrence, Sgt. Jeremy Warner, Sgt. C.J. Queen, Sgt. John Archon, Sgt. Lee Williams, Sgt. James Metz, SSGT Cesar Martinez, Angie Saunders, Kevin Awbrey, Charlie Greer, Marcia and Alli Lao, Sue Walker, Jessica Schneider, Todd and JoJo Eveleth, Brittany Chess, Will and Lisa Celentano, Darlene Celentano, Sallie Standridge, Suzi Marquardt, Heather Conley, Steve and Sharla Smith, Diana Walker, Teri Nixon, Noraeen Lockhart, Grace, Bart, Dallas and Jessie Kovens.