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Heartland Living is published bi-monthly by Heartland Publications & Marketing. Serving the Heartland of Florida - Sebring, FL - we highlight the area's local business and community!

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  • LIVING

    Your Lifestyle Community Magazine

    HeartlandLIVING

    February | March 2014

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    Heartland LIVING

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    Thomas Moran

    Independent member of the medical staff

    MY HEART ATTACK ENDED BEFORE IT BEGANAs a former paramedic, Thomas Moran suspected his indigestion was more serious. Tests at Highlands Regional Medical Center confirmed several heart blockages, and he was immediately whisked to the catheterization lab. Dr. Sasseens cardiac intervention team ran a catheter from Morans groin area to his heart. They actually got to it in the midst of the attack, he said. By breaking through a large clot and placing a stent, they were able to prevent any severe damage to the heart. Ten days later, Moran was cleared to return to work with no restrictions.

    Brett M. Sasseen, M.D.Interventional Cardiologist

    POSITIVELY PRE-EMPTIVEPOSITIVELY CLOT-BUSTINGPOSITIVELY GREAT

    Need a physician referral? Call 863-314-5848 or visit HighlandsRegional.com.

    3600 South Highlands Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6101 HighlandsRegional.com

    POSITIVELY

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    Heartland LIVING

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    Dental Care of Mid FloridaChanging Lives - One Smile at a Time

    Dental Care of Mid Florida in Sebring is dedicated toGeneral, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry with services

    including Dental Exams, Dental Makeovers, Teeth Whitening,Veneers, Crowns, X-rays, Fluoride, Cleanings & More.

    Dr. Ronald Owen, DDS Dr. Christopher Forsee, DMD

    1735 US 27 South Sebring on Little Lake Jackson

    (863) 382-9090

    106 E Main Street Avon Park

    (863) 453-4233

    Dental Care of Mid Florida can be found in two locations:

    Monday Thursday 8:00 am 5:00 pmFriday 8:00 am 12:00 pm

    www.DentalCareofMidFlorida.com

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    Heartland LIVING

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    THE PUBLISHER

    Cindy Sebring Adams

    Let me start by saying two important and sincere words: Thank you. Heartland LIVING is very excited and looking for-ward to another challenging and successful year in 2014 and it wouldnt be possible without all of you. We would like to take a moment to say thank you to all our loyal advertisers who have supported us throughout the years. We recently surveyed some of our advertisers, asking how Heartland LIVING has helped their businesses and we received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. Each issue is published with you foremost in mind.

    I would like to dedicate this issue to my parents who just celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends. I thank my parents for their unconditional love and support given to me and all of my seven brothers and sisters, as well as their eighteen grandchildren. I could go on and on but bottom line, I love you Mom and Dad.

    It is an exciting time as February and March are packed with many fun events in our community. One event everyone has been enjoying over the holidays is the concerts Tommy Brandt has been performing here in the Heartland. I know I enjoyed listening to him at Dees Restaurant. Tommys son Brandt plays the guitar with his Dad but took the stage for the first time and sang. Thanks Tommy for gracing our cover and I know everyone is going to love reading your story how God has blessed you and your family.

    Traci Newlin and I really enjoyed our visit and photo shoot at Quail Creek Plantation with the Florida Cattlewomens Association and what all these lovely ladies do volunteering their time to the cattle in-dustry. It is truly a sisterhood between them. Enjoy reading all about the Women of Ranching,

    Hope you found time to enjoy the outdoors event at the Sebring Regional Airport this past January for the Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo. Crowds enjoyed the over 100 aircrafts on display with many dem-onstrations and a musical performance. Phil Lockwood shares in his story about the extremely unique AirCam. Whether you were able to make the event or not, you will want to read how it all got started in our story with Phil.

    Because of our loyal advertisers and the support from our readers who tell us they keep the magazine on their coffee tables till the next issue arrives, we continue to grow and we thank you. We would like to welcome to our team photographers Traci Newlin and Caroline Maxcy, along with writer Katy Fassler. We are proud to have your experience on our team and look forward to working with you.

    As we celebrate love on Valentines Day, treasure your relationships with family and friends, it will help to keep your heart healthy and your life rich. And finally, dont forget to take a moment to say, I love you to those closest to you. God Bless!

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    Heartland LIVING

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    Dentistry from Infancy to Adolescence

    863-357-7338 FAX: 863-357-7342

    Your childs health is important and finding a positive relationship between kids and their dentist is a good way to build lifelong healthy habits. Melissa Kindell, DMD, makes every child who visits feel welcome and com-fortable and is dedicated to educating and providing quality treatment to maintain your child's oral health.

    Everglades Pediatric Dentistry, provides dental carefor children in the Greater Lake Okeechobee

    area and surrounding counties.

    Service with a Smile, for a Smile

    2029 Hwy 441 NorthOkeechobee, FL 34972

    Preventative Care - Restorative DentistryIn-Office Sedation - Interceptive Orthodonic Treatment

    Extractions - Emergency Dental Treatment - New Patient Exams

    Dental care for special needs and medicallycompromised patients.

    Most insurances are accepted andemergencies are welcome.

    www.evergladespedodent.com

  • Heartland LIVINGCONTENTS | February March 2014

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    FEATURESComing HomeTommy BrandtBy Pamela Glinski Phil LockwoodSebring US Sport Aviation ExpoBy Pamela Glinski

    The Women of RanchingFlorida Cattlewomens Assoc.By Christy Swift

    ColumnsShowcasing The Arts Sebring Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Woman2Woman Sarah ChildsHeartlands Heroes Ag-VentureHealthy Heartland 365 Fresh Starts The YearThe Wine Cellar 7 Ways Red Wine Can Be Good For Your HealthSouthern Chef Recipes by Layne Prescott

    LIVING

    Your Lifestyle Community Magazine

    HeartlandLIVING

    February | March 2014

    Heartland EventsOkeechobee Celebrates VIVA Florida 500Big Brothers Big SistersLoop The Lake For ChildrenPolk Senior Games

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    CoverTommy Brandt

    Photo byRafael Pacheco

    Story on page 10

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    Dining Guide Calendar of Community EventAdvertisers Index

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    TLC Therapy Hooves

    Champion of Choices

    Special Sections2260

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    Heartland LIVING

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    Showcasing The Arts Sebring Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Woman2Woman Sarah ChildsHeartlands Heroes Ag-VentureHealthy Heartland 365 Fresh Starts The YearThe Wine Cellar 7 Ways Red Wine Can Be Good For Your HealthSouthern Chef Recipes by Layne Prescott

    CEO | PublisherCindy Sebring Adams

    Creative | Art DirectorBridgette Waldau

    Associate EditorConstance Bartlett

    Feature Writers Katy Fassler

    Pamela GlinskiChristy Swift

    Contributing WritersCindy Sebring AdamsAmanda Armentrout

    Jon ArmentroutNathan KalinLayne Prescott

    Bridgette Waldau

    Cover | Senior PhotographerRafael Pacheco

    PhotographersSharon Cannon

    Pam GlinskiPhillip LockwoodCaroline Maxcy

    Traci Newlin

    Circulation Distribution Connie BartlettCarol HestonJerry Heston

    Heartland Publications & Marketing412 Rest Haven Road

    Zolfo Springs, FL 33890863-781-0344

    [email protected]

    Become a fan on facebook.Visit us at

    www.HeartlandLivingMagazine.com

    HeartlandLIVING

    Heartland Living Magazine is published quarterly by Heartland Publica-tions & Marketing. Copyright 2014, all rights reserved. Reproduction of contents in print or electronic transmission in whole or in part in any language or format must be by expressed written permission of the publisher. All articles, descriptions and suggestions in this magazine are merely expression of opinions from contributors and advertisers and do not constitute the opinion of the publisher, editor or staff of Heartland Liv-ing Magazine, and under no circumstances constitutes assurances or guar-antees concerning the quality of any service or product. Heartland Living Magazine specifically disclaims any liability related to these expressions and opinions. The advertiser agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the publishers from all liability. Letters from our readers are not only welcome but encouraged.

    February | March 2014

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    in Highlands County.

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    Prom& PageantDress Headquarters

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    Heartland LIVING

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    On Jan. 16 Okeechobee Main Street hosted a recep-tion to introduce La Florida: 500 Years in the Place of Flowers. Viva Florida 500 is being celebrated in Okeechobee with this exhibit of 16 photographs by Florida photographer John Moran. The beautiful art is on display at the Historical Okeechobee County Courthouse. The reception was sponsored by Greg Thogersen and JD Mixon of UBS Financi