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HIGHLANDS COUNTY'S HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1927





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WEDNESDAY IN
THE NEWS-SUN


Sheriff reopens substation


in Lake Placid to public


Head chef from th'e
historic Castello di
Gabbiano helps
bring the taste of
Tuscany home

WHAT'S INSIDE


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
Lake Placid residents will
have a local sheriff's office
again.
On Friday, Sheriff Susan
Benton will officially reopen
the Lake Placid substation to
the public.
From 10 a.m. until noon
Friday, Highlands County
Sheriff's Office command
staff will be on hand to visit
with the public. Refreshments
will be served.
For the first time in two
years, the station will have a
deputy on duty to take reports
and give out information.
Deputy Sheriff Bob Campbell,
who lives in Lake Placid, will
man the station starting next
week.
"I'm very excited," he said.
The substation has been


closed to the public ever since
April 30, 2003, when Deputy
Sheriff Craig Graybill retired.
. At the time, Campbell request-
ed the post, but the post hasn't
been available until now.
Capt. Mark Schrader, who
supervises road patrol, said
Campbell will be able to assist
criminal investigations by
doing follow-up interviews.
He also will be able to save
response time for calls in Lake
Placid by being in that area.
Deputies still used the sta-
tion to write reports, rather
than drive upto tohe main sta-
tion in Sebring. Putting a
deputy on duty will allow
Lake Placid residents to report
crime and help investigations
without having to-brave U.S.
27 north.
South patrol deputy shifts


will operate out of that office,
which will stay open 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. The station is at 107 N.
Main St. The phone number is
699-2332.
On duty
Campbell has been with the
sheriff's office for 25 years,
and plays bagpipes for every-
thing from the Peace Officers
Memorial Day, Sheriff
Benton's recent swearing-in
ceremony and remembrances
of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy.
It was during the first Sept.
11 remembrance that
Campbell played through
some serious pain. He was
injured on Sept. 5, 2002, while
trying to serve a warrant on
Isaac Hawthorne Jr. of Lake
Placid. During a struggle,
See REOPENS, page 9A


DAY CARE

Caring for kids

requires

dedication
Business, 11A


QUILT SHOW
Women wrap

up work for

upcoming show
Lifestyle, 1C

Arts and Leisure 3C
Business 11A
Classified ads 1D
Commission agenda 21A
Community briefs 14A
Dear Abby 2C
Editorial 24A
Flash from the Past 7A
Lifestyle 1C
Lottery numbers 14A
Obituaries 4A
School menus 17A
Sports 1B
Stocks 12A

TODAY'S FORECAST
Highs

80s


Complete
weather
report on
page 10A.


Lows

50s


CONTACTS

Avon Park (863) 452-1009
Sebring (863) 385-6155
Lake Placid (863) 465-0426
Fax (863) 385-1954
E-mail editor@newssun.com
Online www.newssun.com



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SEBRING, FLORIDA
VOLUME 23/NUMBER 39


New murals set to go



up in Caladium Capital


By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun
LAKE PLACID In addi-
tion to the Caladium Capital of
the World, Lake Placid also is
known as the town of murals.
Reportedly, two more of the
wall-sized renditions are
going up taniing at the end of
the month.
One of the pictorials will be
that of a red wolf, the other
will salute a local humanitari-
an Eddie Mae Henderson.
"We've been wanting to do
one on Eddie Mae for some
time," said Bob Porter, one of
the founders of the mural
effort along with his wife


Harriet.
Punta Gorda artist Charles
Peck will paint the mural of
Henderson, who has become
well known for her dinners for
the underprivileged during
Thanksgiving.
This will be Peck's first
mural in Lake Placid, although
he has done numerous other
works in his home town.
Terry Smith will paint the
red wolf mural. Smith, who is
from Land '0 Lakes, has done
a number of murals in Lake
Placid. They include one of
the Florida panther, the bird-
ing mural. Smith was also one
of a group of artists that


worked on the mural tribute to
Melvil Dewey.
His newest work is slated to
go on the south wall of the
Lake Placid Women's Club.
"We used to have red
wolves here years ago of
course, we don't anymore.
They're extinct here in
Florida," Porter said.
He declined to name the
benefactors of either of the
paintings, indicating one
wished to remain anonymous
and the other is set to be a sur-
prise.
"We won't be able to say
anything about that one until
See MURALS, page 9A


A lesson in artful history


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Sebring Firefighter/EMT Dirk Riley (right) works with City of
Sebring Public Works crew members Thursday afternoon to put
temporary stabilizer straps around the tower at the Sebring Fire
Department after it was damaged by the hurricanes last fall.


Workers put bandage


on Sebring station


By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun
SEBRING They spent the
day wrapping straps around the
spire atop the Sebring Fire
Department's Mango Street sta-
tion.
It was almost exactly a year
ago that a routine inspection of
some windows at the building
turned into a whole new proj-
ect.
It was at that time significant
damage to the tower was dis-
covered. Sebring city officials
called in Chastain Skillman
structural engineer Paul Racette
to have a look at the situation.
He recommended repairs be
made, but city officials opted to
wait for a grant a cycle that
wouldn't occur for another 18
months. They decided to hold
on and pray for mild weather.
Shortly thereafter, three hur-
ricanes roared through the area.
The tower survived, despite
winds clocked in excess of 80


miles per hour.
Last month, Racette came
back again and did another
inspection.
He did not like what he saw.
A crew consisting of Sebring
firefighters and workers from
the Highlands County School
Board spent much of Thursday
putting straps around the tower
in an effort to brace the sup-
porting stone brackets known
as corbels.
Local developer Gary
Puckett, who also is chairman
of the Sebring Historic
Preservation Commission,
expressed his concern about the
situation.
He also registered uneasiness
about the antenna atop the
tower, saying its twisting in the
wind might cause additional
problem for the spire.
It was in February of last
year that Puckett, with Sebring
Building Official Jim Jacobs
See STATION, page 9A


Woodhouse Grill


still on top, team


goes to Okeechobee


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Roy McLendon Jr., of Vero Beach, demonstrates a painting technique called fast painting Friday
afternoon for Sebring High School art students in Sebring. According to The School Board of
Highlands County Special Programs and Outreach Coordinator Betty Ford-Smith, she invited
McLendon to help observe Black History Month.



SFCC theme: 'Growing for you'


Special to the News-Sun
South Florida Community
College has more services
planned for students and has
kicked off its campaign,
"SFCC Growing for You" to
let them know.
In 2003, the college opened
the DeSoto and Hardee cam-
puses to accommodate the
needs of students residing in


those counties and recently
hired student services advisors
for each campus. However,.
according to Annie Alexander-
Harvey, dean of student serv-
ices, the college has more in
store for its students.
Communications portal
One of the biggest changes
in student services is the
greater use of the D2L (Desire


2 Learn) portal.
"We intend to make it the
college's portal where all stu-
dents have access to a college
community board, so all com-
munications can be sent to stu-
dents through their e-mail
addresses," Alexander-Harvey
said. "Currently, all students
who are registered in classes
See SFCC, page 9A


By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun
SEBRING Cookers from
the Woodhouse Grill competi-
tion barbecue team continued
their winning ways in Winter
Haven this past weekend, earn-
ing a second overall in the inau-
gural Smoke on the Water bar-
becue competition at the Boys
& Girls Club of Winter Haven.
The three-member team took
a first place in brisket, a first
place in the ribs category and a
second place in the pork divi-
sion on its way to the reserve
grand champion slot.
That means it bested 26 other
teams in fevered competition.
However, while the grills were
hot, the weather was not.
"It was cold up there," said
William Moore, one of the team
members who participated in


the Polk County event.
Organizer Frank Cosmos
reported they had about 3,000
people show up to watch the 28
professional, and nine "back-
yard" teams that were cooking
for cash, points and bragging
rights.
Just as with many other area
barbecue meets, the teams
came from all over the
Sunshine State. A handful from
Georgia also came down for
that inaugural event.
Reportedly, things went off
without a hitch.
"They all said they can't wait
until next year," Cosmos said.
"We're going to expand it for
2006."
He disputed the weather
report, saying that although the
See GRILL, page 9A


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HIGHL AOS

in brief


Merchants
entertain Red
Hat ladies

LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Merchants
Association is planning a
special day for members of
the Red Hat Society.
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, March 11, special
activities for Red Hat
ladies will be staged
throughout town.
Ladies will register at a
brunch from 9-1,0:30 a.m.
at the Lake Placid Elks
Lodge, 200 C.R. 621 East.
Guest speaker will be Pat
Alley, executive vice presi-
dent of Riverside National
Bank.
Various businesses will
be offering special deals to
Red Hat ladies. One of the
activities will be a scav-
enger hunt.
The day will end with
the dedication of a bench
in honor of "Daisy the Red
Hat Clown." Daisy and
other members of Toby's
Clown Alley will make an
appearance at the Lake
Placid Chamber of
Commerce on Oak Street.
The Lake Placid Mural
Society has designed the
bench for Daisy.
Cost is $20 per person.
Checks can be mailed to
the Lake Placid Merchants
Association, Red Hat
Event, P.O. Box 1235,
Lake Placid, FL 33862.
The registration deadline is
Monday, Feb. 28.
Ball brings
in $6,000
SEBRING Highlands
County raised more than
$6,000 for the local
American Red Cross at this
year's Red & White Ball.
Art Harriman, director
of the Highlands County
American Red Cross
Service Center, said even a
week after the ball, he was
still receiving payment for
auction items and tickets.
However, after paying
expenses, the ball had
cleared $6,500.
"(That's) better than last
year with less people,"
Harriman said, "so I'm
really happy."
This year, 134 attended
the Red & White Ball. In
2004, the ball raised
$5,000 with 150 people.
The first ball in 2003 broke
even, but established the
dinner, dancing and silent
auction gala as a premier
Valentine's Day event.
Harriman said the chair-
man of the Highlands and
Polk County American Red
Cross Board sent him an e-
4 mail saying what a good
job he and his volunteers
had done with the event.
County
enforces tarp
ordinance
SEBRING Jerry
Leszkiewicz, Director of
the Highlands County
Solid Waste Department,
has instructed his staff to
begin strictly enforcing the
tarp ordinance at the
Arbuckle Creek landfill.
The ordinance has been
in effect for several years
anid states that loads of
garbage brought to the


landfill must be securely
tied down and covered
with a tarp. If a vehicle is
found to be in violation of
the tarp ordinance, the
motorist will be charged
$50 per ton.


COKKU i ION
In a Friday story about the
anniversary of Iwo Jima's inva-
sion, the correct president
named should have been
Franklin D. Roosevelt.


Avon Park to host Model T display Sunday


By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun
AVON PARK Highlands
County residents will have an
opportunity to step back in time
this Sunday, when the City of
Charm becomes home to
dozens of Model T Fords.
The Tin Lizzies, as they are
sometimes known, will have a
display of cars and a reception
at the Hotel Jacaranda from 1-3
p.m.
Organizer Miriam Williams
said Thursday she expects more
than 50 of the cars representing
19 states.
"We also have a couple com-
ing from Canada, but they're
not bringing their car," she said.
There will be a wide array of
the history making cars includ-
ing a Boattail Speedster and a
"Hillbilly surrey."


Sunday's gathering is just the
start of a four day sweep that
will carry the rolling pieces of
history to a number of locations
around Highlands County and
central Florida.
On Monday, they plan to take
a tour to see the murals of Lake
Placid.
The group is scheduled to
take lunch at the Elks Lodge
there where they will be enter-
tained by Ruth LaGrow and her
Impressions of Dolly Show a
tribute to country music star
Dolly Parton.
Tuesday, the group of antique
automobiles will go to a place
where 100 mile per hour speeds
are the norm.
The entourage is scheduled
to take a lap on the historic 3.72
mile road course of the Sebring
International Raceway. That


opportunity is scheduled for
noon, when participants.in the
Skip Barber Racing School will
be having lunch.
The Model T enthusiasts will
be headed for Lake Wales on
Wednesday. There they will go
to the Grove House at the
Florida Natural packaging plant
to visit the citrus museum. Later
they will visit the Lake Wales
Depot Museum and try out the
optical illusion of the city's
Spook Hill.
The event will wind up
Thursday with the annual fes-
tivities at Flywheeler Park. That
will include a parade and a
Model T rodeo.
Williams has assisted her
husband Tom Henry organizing
the event in the past. This is her
first year putting the schedule
together solo.


Mixing up a fun time


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Sandy Manint (left) shares a laugh Thursday evening with Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida License
Dispensing Optician Bill Farmer, Optical Coordinator Martha Montalvo and Office Manager
Suzanne Cornuet during a chamber mixer in Sebring.


'Better' Grand Oaks reorganizes


By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun
AVON PARK -It was just
over a year ago that Avon Park
city council members got their
first look at a new development'
to be called Grand Oaks at Lake
Damon.
The 60 acres of land, former-
ly was known as "The Gaster
property."
Sharon Smith, who owns the
property, said that sales have
been going well but she has
become distressed that there
were no homes being built on
the land.
"We never set out to be an
investor owned community,"


she said.
So in an effort to rnIke cer-
tain that the housing communi-
ty would become a populated
neighborhood, Smith
regrouped.
In an effort to spur construc-
tion, Smith now has established
a homeowners association. The
rules mandate that those who
purchase property in the gated
community must begin con-
struction within the first year.
As part of that effort, the
owners have replatted the com-
munity. The action takes the
available lots from 43 to 125
lots. That now includes the
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Originally planned as a
recreational community with
tennis courts, boat slips and cart
access to the River Greens Golf
Course, Smith said the scope
has been expanded.

"It's going to be an even big-
ger and better community, with
the gated entry, two swimming
pools, a T-dock to give every-
one lakefront access and a nice
sand beach with gazebos," she
said.

The original plat was based
on just over 39 acres, the new
plan includes an additional 13
acres to allow for more lots.


She has had to do much of'
the scheduling at arm's length.
First, making some of the
arrangements long distance
from her home in Ohio then
finalizing things from her win-
ter quarters in Lady Lake.
Williams said it would be the
first time for nearly half the
group to visit Highlands
County.
In the past, some of the
enthusiasts actually drove their
cars to the event. But Williams
said she believed most every-
body would be trailering their
vehicles in this time around.
Avon Park Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
David Greenslade said the
event was good for the city as
well as the county.
"They're a fun group and


they do a lot of traveling," he
said.
Greenslade said that he first
was contacted by the original
organizer Tom Henry about
staging the event in Avon Park.
"He was looking for some
possible tour routes and a place
to display their cars,"
Greenslade said.
He made the arrangements to
use the downtown area and to
have the chamber host a recep-
tion for them at the Hotel
Jacaranda.
The Ford Model T Ford
began production in 1908. The
series was produced for 19
years with a total of 15,000,000
automobiles.
It was the longest run of any
single car model apart from the
Volkswagen Beetle


Circle, SFCC top


traffic concerns


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING Adjusting traf-
fic control may be able to solve
two problems in the county.
That is if the Florida
Department of Transportation
allows it.
At South Florida Community
College and the Sebring Circle,
officials are trying to get FDOT
to alter the operation of traffic
control devices to make traffic
flow a little bit easier. At SFCC,
the problem occurs anytime the
college has a major event at the
auditorium, and patrons spill
out onto College Drive to wait
at the traffic signal at U.S. 27.
For the Sebring Circle, it
may simply be a matter of
changing a few signs and cross-
walks to make the historic land-
mark operate more like a true
roundabout.
Doug Andrews, dean of
Cultural Affairs, said about
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The danger is that patrons,
especially elderly, could get
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his experience with the light,
there is an impatience factor
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they shouldn't take.
With the Sebring Circle,
Dettman would like to give
traffic on the Circle the right of
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He has met with officials
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OBITUARIES


Nellie Hann
Nellie J. Hann, 99, of
Sebring, died Feb. 16, 2005, in
Sebring.
Born in Alden, )ll., she
moved to Sebring in 1969 from
Illinois.
She. is survived by her
daughter, Joyce Childs of
Anchorage, Alaska.
Burial will be in McHenry
County Memorial Park,
Woodstock, Ill.
Morris Funeral Chapel in
Sebring handled the arrange-
ments.

Nova Haywood
Nova Lee McClelland
Haywood, 41, of Sebring, died
Feb. 17, 2005, in Sebring.
Born in Sebring, she had
been a lifelong resident. She
was a Highlands County School
bus driver, worked at Wal-Mart
and was a waitress at Quality
Inn & Suites, Sebring.
Survivors include her sons,
Ethan Heath and Evan Wyatt,
both of Metteestse, Wyo.;
mother, Susan Sherman of
Sebring; father and step-moth-
er, James Roy and Ethel
McClelland of Lake Placid;
brothers, Leroy Benton Jr. of
Avon Park and Cody
McClelland of Cleveland,
Ohio; sister, Neva McClelland
of Sebring.
A memorial service will be
at 4 p.m. today at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home Chapel
in Sebring, with Chaplain Colis
Fogle officiating.
Memorial contributions may
be made to family for Nova's
children.

Jimmy McHugh
w Jimmy Pierce
McHugh, 71, of Lake
Placid, died Feb. 16,
2005, in Lake Placid.
Moving to Lake Placid 17
years ago from Stuart, he
retired as a supervisor with
Pratt & Whitney in Palm
Beach. He served in the U.S.
Navy and was a member of the
American Legion Post 25 and
the Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661.
Survivors include his wife,
Jacqueline; daughters, Laurine
Broedell, Barbara Dean and
Vickie Cooper; sons, Jimmy.
Patrick and Scott Edward; eight
grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Funeral service and burial
will take place at a later date in
Stuart.
Scott Funeral Home in Lake
Placid handled the arrange-

King arrested for waving
gun at two residents
SEBRING At 8:25 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 13, police
responded to an aggravated
assault complaint Kenilworth
Boulevard and learned that a
heavy-set man with dreadlocks
came to the front -door and
yelled obscenities at them.
He then called them "wet
backs" and waved a silver-col-
ored handgun in the air.
Allegedly, he had done this in
the past and the two residents
were afraid he might shoot
them.
Two Sebring police officers
detained a man on First Street
who matched their description
- Azalea Jermaine King, 19,
of Sebring. Witnesses positive-
ly identified him.
Police charged him with two .,.
counts of aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon. Bail was
set at $30,000 blanket bond.


ments.

Martha Patterson
Martha S. Patterson, 97, of
Sebring, died Feb. 16, 2005, in
Sebring.
Born in Fowlers Mills, Ohio,
she moved to Sebring in 1967
from Detroit, Mich.
She retired from Chrysler
Corp. She attended Faith
Lutheran Church, Sebring.
Survivors include her
nephew, Thomas Knapp of
Shelby Township, Mich.
Morris Funeral Chapel in
Sebring handled the arrange-
ments.

John Schultz
a John Frank
Schultz, 88, of
Sebring, died Feb.
18, 2005, in Sebring.
Formally of Lake Placid, he
was a retired engineer with 30
years of service with the Cook
County Health Department. He
served his country during
World War II in the U.S. Army.
he was a charter member of the
Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661
and a member of the American
Legion Placid Post 25.
Survivors include his wife of
59 years, Carol; daughter,
Janet; sisters, Ruth Drieslein
and Dorothy Gaydoul; and two
grandchildren.
Funeral service will take
place at Florida National
Cemetery, Bushnell.
Memorial donations may be
made to Good Shepherd
Hospice, P.O. Box 1884,
Sebring, FL 33871-1884 or the
Elks National Home, 200
County Road 621 East, Lake
Placid, FL 33852.
Scott Funeral Home in Lake
Placid handled the arrange-
ments.

Terry Tooker
Terry N. Tooker, 56, of
Sebring, died Feb. 17, 2005, in
Sebring.
Bom in Detroit, Mich., he
had been a resident'of Sebring
since 1999, coming from
Caledonia, Mich.
He was a teacher. He was a
member of AARP and USGA
He attended Bible Fellowship
Church in Sebring.
Survivors include his wife,
Pamela; son, Jason Kidder of
Walker, Mich.; daughter,


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Shannon Walker of Freeport,
Mich.; father, Ellis of Hastings.
Mich.; brother, Ray of Grand
Haven, Mich.; and two grand-
children.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Bible Fellowship
Church, 3750 Hammock Road,
Sebring, FL 33872.
Cremation arrangements
were handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.

Paul Wood
Paul Monroe
Wood, 76 of Avon
Park, died Feb. 17,
2005, in Sebring.
Born in Walhalla, S.C., he
had been a resident of Avon
Park since 1999, coming from
Pickens, S.C.
He was a self-employed tile
contractor. He served in United
States Army during the Korean
War. He was a member of
Church of Christ in Avon Park.
Survivors include his son,
Tony of Fort Lauderdale;
daughters, Carol of Chicago,
Ill. and Shannon Albright of
Avon Park; and four grandchil-
dren.
A memorial service will be
at 3 p.m. today at Church of
Christ in Avon Park, with the
Rev. Larry Roberts officiating.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Avon Park Church
of Christ Building Fund.
Cremation arrangements are
being handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Avon
Park.




Suzanne Riccitiello,
A celebration of life service
is planned for Suzanne
Riccitiello at 1 p.m. Saturday at
Unity of Sebring, 204 South
Orange St., Sebring.
She was a former Sebring
resident living in Daytona
Beach when she died Jan. 26,
2005. She was the patient advo-
cate .at Highlands Regional
Medical Center in Sebring. She
and her husband, Mike, left
Sebring in 2002 to open a bed
and breakfast, Lilian Place, in
Daytona Beach.
Friends of Suzanne and, the
Riccitiello family are invited to
join in this celebration of her
life.


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Jorral W. J[eel
NORVAL W. NEEL 83, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in Winter Park Florida.
Norval. V. Neel was born January 18, 1922 in Randolph County, Indiana to Raymond W. Neel and Ann Elizabeth
Jarrett Neel- He graduated from Warren High School in 1940, He married Virginia Ditzler, April 22, 1944 in
Miami, Florida.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Grimm (Steve) of Sebring, Sondra Harrell,
(Vince) of Wabash Indiana, and Karen (Lawreice) Alkoff of Austin, Texas. Four grandchildren Stephanie Crippen
of Topsham Maine Steven Grimm of Coluimbus Ohio, Amy Riebe (Thomas) of Fishers, Indiana and Julie Harrell of
West Lafayette Indiana. Five great.-grandchlldieQ ., Nicole and Marti Crippen of Topsham, Maine and Caroline
and Spencer Riebe of Fishers, Indiana. He also is survived locally by a nephew, Gary Neel. He was preceded in
death by a brother Nelson Neel and his parents Raymond and Betty Neel.
In June of 1942 he enlisted in the Navy V5 program to become a Naval Aviator. He took his pre-flight training at
University of Iowa, his primary flight instructions at Norman, OK and received his Navy Wings on October 27,
1943 at Corpus Christi, Texas. His night flying and instrument training was at the Navy Base at Atlanta and from
there he was trained at Love Field at Fort Worth, Texas, and received a pilot's license from American Airlines.
He was assigned to Naval Air Transport Service in VR'I at Patuxent, MD, VR 7 in Miami, Florida and the Pacific
Wing. He was trained to pilot Navy DC3s and the DC6 during lus time in the service. He returned to Warren,
Indiana in 1946 but was not fully discharged I"'ie Navy until 1961.
In 1946 he and his father formed a partner ft'i'eceite a Ford Dealership. Norval was the youngest Ford
Dealer in Indiana. He graduated from Ford Merchandising School in-Detroit, Michigan in 1949.
In 1954 he moved to Florida and with his brother worked on a ranch owned by his father Raymond W. Neel. In
1960 the ranch was sold and Norval went into real estate and from there he developed a housing development
called Neel Manor. Norval was a director with 1st National Bank which is now Wachovia Bank.
As a young boy he joined the Church of Christ, Warren Indiana. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic
Lodge in Warren, Indiana, a life member of Lakeland Commandery of Knights Templar No. 21, Polk Council of
Royal and Select Masters #11, Lakeland Chapter of Royal Arch Masons #29 and a member of Egypt Temple of
Tampa.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to The Hospice Foundation, 5151 Adanson St.,
Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32804 or to a Hospice of your choice. Memorial service will be held Monday,
February 21, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, Rev. Eugene Fernsler
officiating. Visitation with family will be held preceding the service, beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson.


Harder Hall restoration continues


with some areas being completed


By ELIZABETH WALKER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING Progress on
the restoration of Harder Hall
continues and some parts are
complete.
Kevin B. Taylor, co-owner
and current project manager,
announced Friday that the roof
of Harder Hall has been lami-
nated, new paper installed and
final tile installation will be
done soon by Bowen Roofing.
The tile will be a replica of the
original historic barrel type,
even the same color.
The original shades of pink
and green will be used through-
out the entire interior and exte-
rior renovation process. Carlton
Varney from Dorothy Drapes &
Co. of New York is the design
advisor. Varney is listed in a
New York designers magazine
as one of the top 50 designers in
the United States. Taylor's
office is lined with beautiful
renditions offered by Varney as
proposals for each area.
The major portion of the
restoration of the north wing is
complete. Plumbing and elec-
tric have been brought up to
code and approved by the
Sebring city inspector Jim
Jacobs. Plug-in completions are
in progress.
Taylor added, "Mr. Jacobs
has been an invaluable ally in
the reconstruction process as
we update to current codes yet
maintain the historic integrity
of this charming old landmark."
The second floor drywall and


ELIZABETH WALKER/News-Sun
Kevin B. Taylor, co-owner and
current project manager,
announces updates on the
progress of the restoration of
Harder Hall in Sebring.

trim is finished and tiling is
expected to be finished within
two to three weeks. The floors
and hallways will be carpeted.
Space will allow 15 offices,
either single or double rooms
on the first floor with easy
access to separate but adjacent
business and client parking
areas. Upper floors will be resi-
dential only.
The great room walls lined
with pecky cypress have been
sanded to remove old paint and
will retain their natural flavor.
In sanding the lobby walls, sev-
eral bad spots were discovered
so those walls will have to be
repainted.
The two fireplaces in the for-
mer ballroom will be restored;
six tennis courts of clay are
planned with two being in the
front of the building and four


near Little Lake Jackson. The
beach area will be restored and
a pier available for boating
activities. There will be a swim-
ming pool and a putting green.
A tropical hedge will encircle
the entire perimeter.
"When owner, Marc
Shenker, was shown another
property in the area he was not
interested enough to get out of
the car, but when he saw Harder
Hall, he immediately became
excited about its potential."
Taylor said. "He is very pas-
sionate about this project and
knows that when completed it
will be a facility that all of
Highlands County will be
proud of.
"Just as evidence that he is
totally dedicated to this proj-
ect...the funding on the project
thus far is from his personal
financing. He is very impressed
with the area, the potential and
the people. He is totally devot-
ed and committed to this proj-
ect.
"We will attend the next city
council meeting with the docu-
ments and certification they
requested at the last meeting in
order to receive their approval,"
Taylor said.
Taylor, formerly from
Mississippi, and his wife,
Andrea, have made Sebring
their home and already love it.
They eagerly anticipate the
restoration of the image of the
Great Pink Lady as Matriach of
mainstream Central Florida.


Highlands County Woodcarvers plan show


SEBRING The Highlands
County Woodcarvers will have
its eighth annual woodcarvers
show Saturday.
The show will feature semi-
nars by well-known carvers,
competition for carvers at all
skill levels, and several vendors
selling wood carving related









Leota Elsey
Leota Mae Elsey, 94, passed away
February 15, 2005, in Thomas, W.Va.
Born in William, W.Va., she was a
resident of Sebring for 17 years,
before moving to W.Va. in 1998. She
was a homemaker. She was a member
of Spring Lake United Methodist
Church and a lifetime member of
Rebekah Lodge in Aurora, W.Va.
She is survived by two daughters,
Delores Douglas, Aurora, W.Va., and'
Vada Fesselman, Sebring; three grand-
children, Darrell Douglas, Teresa
Downs and Lisa Douglas; four great-
grandchildren, Amanda, Danielle and
Blake Douglas and Cody Downs, all of
Ohio and 4 nieces and 1 nephew.
She was preceded in death by her
husband and two brothers. A commit-
tal service will be held at Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, on
February 18 at 3p.m., with the Rev.
Clyde Weaver officiating.
Arrangements are bring handled by
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.


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The show will be at the
Sebring Civic Center located on
Lake Jackson at the art museum
and library area which is near
downtown Sebring. The show
will have well-known carvers,
Ross Orr, Rick Curtis, Chris
Lubkemann and Carole Jean


Boyd. Orr 4nd Boyd will be
offering classes before and after
the show. Door prizes will be
given hourly. Donation is $.3
per person at the door.

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Do dogs have cleaner mouths than humans?


In a regional science fair for Christian
schools, young scientists probe for answers
to this and other intriguing mysteries


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
SEBRING On Friday 93
young scholars, some of them
future scientists, took their sci-
ence exhibits to First United
Methodist Church for the annu-
al Association of Christian
Schools International Regional
Science Fair. It was hosted by
Heartland Christian School.
The other seven participating
schools came from Ocala, Palm
Beach Gardens, Fort Myers,
Stuart, Lakeland and Oviedo.
Heartland Christian was repre-
sented by 30 students 15 the
elementary grades and 15 from
the secondary grades.
Judging pitted students
against a high standard rather
than each other.
Science projects were judged
on creativity, method, thor-
oughness, skill, neatness and
level of difficulty. Factorted
into the judging were the stu-
dent's age, originality and the
level of involvement.
Judges were recruited from
the participating schools and
the Heartland business commu-
nity.
Heartland Christian
Headmaster David Noel said
judges came from the Chamber
of Commerce, a Rotary Club
and other groups.
Art Harriman, director of the
Highlands County Red Cross
Service Center, was among the
judges.
"I'm seeing projects we
never would of thought of years


ago," Harriman said. "These are
very clever kids, and they seem
to be so focused. It makes judg-
ing very hard."
Last August, Heartland
Christian students, choose their
experiments and began their
research. Over the months, they
completed a formal research
paper and completed their proj-
ect display. The school held a
workshop for parents to explain
what kind of help was appropri-
ate.
On the day of the contest,
judges questioned the contest-
ants to ascertain their under-
standing of the material.
Each project received two
scores one for science, the
other for language arts.
Experiments covered an
extraordinary range. Heartland
fifth grader M'Lynn McKibben
set out to discover whether dogs
or people had cleaner mouths.
The answer proved to be the
dogs who don't eat the sug-
ary junk food that encourages
the growth of bacteria. Ninth
grader Leo Hinkley's project
took him on a search for a
stronger, affordable truss.
Hinkley, who attends South
Florida Christian Academy in
Fort Myers, found his subject
after seeing the damage caused
by Hurricane Charley.
Heartland third grader
Rachel Wolf described teeth in
detail, while fifth-grader Bianca
Nortelus proved eggs float in
salt water, but not in water and


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At Friday's annual Association of Christian Schools annual science
fair, judge Nancy Bradley looks over a project submitted by Ian
Lockwood. Hosted by Heartland Christian School at First Methodist
Church of Sebring, it drew entries from a total of eight schools.


vinegar or. water and baking
soda.
"We're looking to grow lead-


ers, and you can't lead if you
can't think," Noel said. "This is
a push to think outside the box."


Victim's advocate program to expand for increasing needs


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING Sheriff Susan
Benton is set to expand her
office's victim advocate pro-
gram.
On Tuesday, she got approval
from county commissioners to
apply for a $118,390 grant from
the Victim's of Crime Act
funds. She plans to hire on
another victim's advocate for
the Highlands County Sheriff's
Office.
Already, she has one victim's
advocate and three volunteers.
Still, with referrals from other
law enforcement agencies, the
State Attorney's Office and
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extra help.
Benton said the $30,000
local match for the grant will
come from her budget, but it
can be in-kind services.
About 33 percent of
Highlands County residents are
65 years or older; 20 percent are
under age 18. That means more
than 50 percent of the popula-
tion of the county is within the
two most vulnerable age groups
for crime, Benton said.
In the last two years, the
sheriff's office has handled 700
domestic violence cases, 550

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child abuse cases which
require a high level of inves-
tigative expertise and 339
reports of serious violent
crimes.
Benton said the sheriff's
office assisted 370 cases in
2004, which could include such
services as medical expenses,
mental health services, or even
funeral expenses in the case of a
homicide.
Lisa McGehee, sheriff's
office research and develop-
ment spokeswoman, said that
domestic violence cases need
help to prevent falling into a


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Right now, the sheriff's
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News-Sun. Sunday, February 20, 2005


Council may allow arcades, wants more parking


By SHARON JONES
Nexu'S-Si
LAKE PLACID An ordi-
nance paving the way for coin-
operated arcades to come to
Lake Placid had its first public
hearing before the Lake Placid
Town Council Monday night. It
ended up being tabled so that
the council could address its
parking concerns.
Ordinance 2005-437 would
have repealed a portion of town
code paragraphs A, B and C
of Section 107.2. That section
prohibits "disorderly houses,"
which include gambling estab-
lishments.


Coin-operated arcades fea-
ture machines that are similar to
slot machines except that users
push a button whenever they
want them to stop. In most
cases, those users who manage
to align a series of images -
such as pineapples or bananas
- can win various prizes and
supermarket gift certificates.
Councilman Bill Brantley
said these types of establish-
ments can attract customers
who play the machines for
hours on end.
"This is going to pose a park-
ing problem," Brantley said.
"These places have 20-50 peo-


pie there all the time. We just
can't handle that in small places
where they are two or three
parking places."
Town Zoning Director Jim
LaRue and Town Attorney Bert
J. Harris III agreed that it might
be possible for the council to
raise its parking requirement
coin-operated arcades. LaRue
also suggested that the council
amend its parking ordinance so
that businesses would be
required to have more parking
if they attracted patrons who
tended to stay for prolonged
periods.
Councilman Jim Waller


made the motion to table dis-
cussion of the ordinance until
the council's March meeting.
In January, Frank Venditto
asked the council's permission
to open a coin-operated arcade
on Interlake Boulevard. Harris
said the business wouldn't be
allowed unless the town
removed a section of its town
code which Ordinance 2005-
437 was meant to accomplish.
In the meantime, however,
the building Venditto had hoped
to occupy was leased to another
party.

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collected March 5
SEBRING Highlands
County's annual household
hazardous waste collection will
be Saturday, March 5, at the
Highlands County Recycling
offices on Skipper Road. The
event runs from 8:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m.
Just like last year, the county
will collect electronic waste
such as cellular phones, print-
ers, computer terminals and
monitors, and components.
Among hazardous chemi-
cals, the county will collect sol-
vents, muriatic acid, cleaning
supplies, brake fluid, used oil,
paint, paint remover, paint thin-
ner, automotive cleaners, auto-
motive polish, antifreeze, car-
buretor cleaners, degreasers.
Household chemicals will
include pool chemicals, carpet
cleaners, clothing spot cleaner,
wood preservatives, liquid fur-
niture polish and water sealers.


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Sites offered for branch of state hospital


Editor's note: Enjoy this Flash
From the Past of May 22, 1937.
Two sites for the establish-
ment of a branch of the state
hospital for the insane will be
offered by Avon Park to a spe-
cial committee which will rec-
ommend a location somewhere
in central Florida.
Avon Park was
invited by Dr. A. T.
Eide of Highlands a
member of a special -
legislative commit- i
tee, to submit a site I
for the proposed
institution and the
matter was taken up by the
chamber of commerce immedi-
ately upon receipt of his wire.
Two sites, one three miles from
town and the' other, four miles
out of the city, have been
secured and will be shown the
special committee when they
visit Avon Park. They were
offered the committee by the
chamber of commerce in a let-
ter the first of the week.
According to information


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received here from Dr. Eide the
state will require a minimum of
40 acres for the site. It is esti-
mated that the initial expendi-
ture for buildings and equip-
mernt will rLn .About $200,000.
and that the institution will fur-
nish permanent employment to
about 100 people.
A canvas of the
- ..,- merchants and busi-
,' i ness men of the city
,'-f made by Mayor M.
t E. Covington
Tuesday shows that


before the legislature providing
for a new state hospital for the
insane in South Florida, Dr. W.
H. Spiers, of Orlando, presi-
dent-elect of the Florida
,,Medical As giation and for-
mer chie. physician, at
Chattahoochee, said, "We need
another centrally located insti-
tution as large as the one we
now have.


Teresa L. Watson
An Educator and Legend Dies
; r4 fGrandmother of the Houston Rockets Point Guard Charlie Ward, Jr
\Mrs. Watson passed away peacefully February 9, 2005. She was born in Naylor,
Georgia in 1908. She graduated from Bethune Cookman College and,FAMCee
\ College Mrs. Watson taught school many years in Highlands County Sebring,
I' l.rida until she retired to invest in other business ventures. She was preceded in
death by her husband Rev. Bossie Watson.
She was highly active in her community by visiting the sick and Shut-in for over sixty years and giving
Jher ;rt-i icets whoever was in need.
Mi'tiliig :re tii daughters, Dr. Elizabeth A.dermniul t(C\d Sr.) of Riviera Beach, Mrs. Willard Ward
(Charlie Sr.), of Thomasville, GA, and one sin Mr tGeorge Watson (Geraldine) of Bartow, FL. Eleven
grand children and nine great grand children.
Mrs. Watson's celebration of life was held at New Greater Mr. Zion AME Church in Sebring, Florida,
February 19, 2005.


all those contacted
were in favor of
locating the institution here, or
near here, and the chamber of
commerce is actively working
on the proposition.
The special legislative com-
mittee, appointed by the house
to inspect proposed sites for the
branch hospital is composed of
E. P. Martin, Hillsborough, Dr.
A. T. Eide of Highlands, and J.
L. Fahs of Lake. They have
until the 25th to inspect sites
and report back to the house.
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Safety is the

goal of this

road sergeant
EDITOR'S NOTE: The follow-
ing story is part of our Black
History Month coverage.
By ELIZABETH WALKER
News-Sun
Safety is the goal of Sgt.
Alvin Walters and he loves his
job of helping to protect travel-
ers on Highlands County high-
ways and back roads.
"I love The Road," he said.
"Every day is a new experience.
I never know who I will meet or
what I will see and experience.
I love the out-of-doors."
When asked what goal he
might have in moving around in
the law enforcement arena,
Walters said, "None, I am
happy right where I am. I love
it. I do what I am told to the best
of my ability. I love helping
people and ensuring their safe-
ty."
Walters admitted to having
other loves as well, like baking,
golfing and fishing. His mother
taught him to cook.
"I cook everything from
scratch; that is, almost every-
thing. I do use prepared
piecrust, but I can make it. My
sweet potato pie is delicious -
but so is. my lemon meringue,
banana cream, and my cakes,
like carrot, sour cream and red
cake."
Walters eyes twinkled as he
added, "My first real job was as
second cook in the Sebring
Retirement Home, now known
as 'The Palms.' Yes, my mother
taught me how to do everything
a woman can, that is almost."
Walters' mother, was born
Mary Williams in Jacksonville
and she married Harold Walters
from Georgia.
Harold Walters began as a
hostler or helper to a railroad
fireman, and worked as a rail-
road fireman for 51 years. He
rode in a boxcar to Florida and
worked the run from Miami to
Wildwood on the Silver Meteor
and the Silver Star for years. He

County to

learn about

'branding'
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Dr. Dale Brill,
Senior Vice President,
Marketing for Visit Florida will
be visiting Highlands County
on Wednesday.
Brill will be giving a seminar
on branding to members of the
Tourist Development Council,
marketing committee, special
events committee, along with
government officials, mayors,
councilmen and representatives
from Avon Park, Lake Placid
and Sebring, Lake Placid and
Avon Park. Also invited are
Highlands County's three
chambers of commerce and
representatives from DeSoto,
Glades, Hardee, Hendry and
Okeechobee counties.
Brill will be sharing his
knowledge about branding with
Highlands County. This semi-
nar is the first step necessary to
discover exactly what benefits
"branding" the county will
have. The next step will be for
the TDC to contact a firm that
specializes in assisting counties
with this project, have input
from tourism partners and
finally decide what "brand"
Highlands County will have for
future marketing efforts.
The informative morning
will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the
Highlands County Government
Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave.
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agency is requesting an RSVP.


Sheriff's patrol racking up


violations, slowing traffic


ELIZABETH WALKER/News-Sun
Sgt. Alvin Walters, beginning his 28th year of law enforcement in
Highlands County, enjoys his job of protecting drivers by helping to
create safe driving habits for all. Walters lives in Avon Park, serves
in and around Lake Placid, working with the Highlands County
Sheriff's Department in Sebring.


was born in 1905 and died in
1973.
Their son, Alvin Walters was
born in Weems Hospital in
Sebring on April 26, 1955.
Naturally, Sgt. Walters would
become a "railroad buff," learn-
ing railroad history and collect-
ing memorabilia as well as arti-
facts.
Walters attend E. 0. Douglas
for his first eight years of
schooling and transferred to
Sebring High School for grades
nine through 12. He sang in
Lilly Bell White's choir group,
studied agriculture under
Herman Hudson and played
baseball with William Blanding
as coach.
Walters emphasized that he
appreciates very much those
who served as his mentors. He
loved people and wanted to-
help make a difference in the
community.
His first law enforcement
work was in 1977 with Police
Chief Crag Graybill. He
always wanted to be a deputy so
after one year and a half with
the city police department he
left to join the Highlands
County Sheriff's Department
and this February raises his
tenure to 17 years.
Also included in the list of
mentors, besides his parents,
whose influence helped to mold
his character are: Law enforce-
ment officer William Dick
Bullock; Investigator James
Jones of Avon Park; and golfer
Willie Smith, who was a caddy
on the PSA Tours for six years
in Sebring. Other mentors now
deceased were: Sgt. Major


Charles Frank Watson; Sebring
Police officer Slayton
Matthews; Deputy Cromis
Foots Livingston; and Deputy
Elijah Smith.
Walters said, "The officers in
the department are well trained
and they have opportunities to
use all of their training. The
training is well rounded and
very diverse. A very important,
special part of our training is in
the diversity of our cultures -
enabling us to handling people
of different cultures without
offending them.
"It takes a specific kind of
person to be a good law
enforcement officer. They have
to be dedicated and love the
job. It is a job that places a lot
on strain on relationships -
marriages. It is tough on the
spouse, whether male or
female.
"We respond to every call;
every call warrants a response.
It will mostly end up with an
arrest or handled by an inves-
tigative officer. Protecting traf-
fic is a specialized group and
we are getting more tools and
equipment to better perform our
mission."
Walters has three sons': Alvin
Jr. living in Orlando; Nash, liv-
ing in Clermont and Courtney,
who is in a Wichita, Kansas,
college, majoring in criminal
justice.
Alvin Walters also enjoys
sharing the seriousness, dedica-
tion and joys of his job, of pur-
suing traffic safety, with others
as he did recently at Sebring
Lions Club Lunch on the
Sebring Parkway.


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By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING In the month
since Susan Benton took over
as Highlands County sheriff,
traffic citations have gone up 40
percent.
From Jan. 5 to Feb. 1, 2004,
the sheriff's office wrote 325
traffic citations. For that same
period this year, deputies wrote
551. The majority of those cita-
tions were on U.S. 27, although
increased patrols have hit sec-
ondary roads.
"Watch out up by the old
hospital in Avon Park (Walker
Memorial Hospital) and down
south around Lake Placid,"
Benton said.
Three weeks ago, south-
bound traffic on U.S. 27 near
the old hospital was clocking at
10-15 mph more than the speed
limit, said Capt. Mark Schrader,
in charge of the road patrol.
Benton expected to get a lot
of irate phone calls from people
who received tickets. In fact,
some violators have thanked
the deputy for writing the ticket
because it shows increased
patrol and enforcement. During
her campaign last year, con-
stituents listed traffic enforce-
ment as a priority for safety in
the growing county.
More radar
Apparently, the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office had
seven old in-car radar units just
sitting in storage. When Benton
discovered this, she had
Sheriff's Sgt. Alvin Walters
take them up to Lakeland for
recalibration. Six are back and
installed in cars, adding to the
current arsenal of three laser
units, five in-car radar units and
two hand-held radar units.
Schrader said Benton may
get grants for more radar and
laser arrays, but she wants
deputies to see how well they
do with the equipment they
have now.
More deputies
Benton has increased patrols
from eight or nine deputies per
shift to 13-14, with at least four


on the southern end of the coun-
ty.
Each shift commander, a
lieutenant, has two sergeants
with about nine or 10 deputies
on patrol. The sheriff's office
still has three openings on road
patrol, but is hoping to fill those
slots very soon, Schrader said.
Schrader said deputies hit-
ting various "hot spots" have
gained a side benefit in catching
people for other violations. Two
weeks ago, for example, a


deputy stopped a driver in Lake
Placid who turned out to be a
suspect in a burglary. It cleared
several felony burglaries from
the case log.
More ATVs
The sheriff's office still gets
plenty of calls on all-terrain
vehicles. Deputies will cite vio-
lators, but may just educate
them on where they should or
should not be riding. Unpaved
named roads are still off-limits
to ATVs.


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GRILL
Continued from 1A
day before the event was cold,
cook-off day was "absolutely
beautiful."
The Smoke on the Water
cookoff was on a plot of land
behind the Citrus Center Boys
& Girls Club overlooking Lake
Cannon in Winter Haven.
Team leader Mike Leonardo
said if they hadn't "bombed" in
the chicken division, they
would have taken top honors.
"We were like seven points
away," he lamented.
The crew now is making
preparations for its next event.
That will be this Friday and
Saturday in Okeechobee.


STATION
Continued from 1A

and Scott Maddox from Central
Florida Glass & Mirror were at
the fire station measuring win-
dows to get ready to replace
them when they discovered the
original damage.
Some of the bricks were pro-
truding more than some of the
others. When Puckett went up
for a closer look the problem
proved to be a lot more severe.
"I was amazed. I wasn't pre-


SFCC
Continued from 1A
have access to e-mail through
D2L."
"It's like one central hub for
all information for SFCC," said
Melanie Jackson, director of the
Educational Training Center
and webmaster. "It will be the
way SFCC will communicate
with all students. If a class is
cancelled a few days before
classes start, students will be
informed via the e-mail. If, for
instance, Dr. (Mary Ann) Fritz
needs to provide information
for nursing students at one time,
she can use the D2L e-mail. The
same applies to communica-
tions to and between members
of student organizations."
SFCC plans to conduct
- online orientation through D2L.
"Currently, our online orienta-
tion is not truly interactive,"
Alexander-Harvey said. "When
we create it through D2L, we
can track what students have
gone through orientation.
Students will also be able to
submit an application via the
Web."
D2L will provide an
improved Web registration.
"Students will go into D2L and
will get instructions on where
and how to register,"
Alexander-Harvey said.
"Students will have better
access to their transcripts and to
view their grades on the Web.
We'll have a number of com-
puter stations all over campus,
in labs, the library, registration,
the Career Center, and at each
campus. Students can actually
print an unofficial transcript."
Alexander-Harvey also indi-
cated that SFCC will offer more
classes that use the D2L online
environment. Students will be
able to interact with faculty and
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Known as the Top of the
Lake BBQ affair, it will be the
third year for the cook-off
sponsored by Main Street
Okeechobee
Organizer Cindy Burnett of
Okeechobee Main Street said as
of Wednesday there were nearly
three dozen teams signed on for
the event.
Another Florida Barbecue
Association event, on the line
will be more than $8,000 in
prize monies to the competing
teams.
The teams will be lined up at
the American Legion field
located behind the Okeechobee
City Hall.
In addition to the cookers,
Burnett said there would be a
car show, bands, an auction and


pared for the amount of damage
that I saw up there," Puckett
said.
He found numerous cracks
where the concrete was washed
away, more cracks around the
windows and layers of brick on
the inside and outside of the
that were tower pulling away
from each other.
Since 1922, the thin tower
atop the department's main sta-
tion has been part of the city's
skyline. In the old days, it was
used for drying out the hoses
after a fire, however it has been


with other classmates for dis-
cussion groups in areas, such as
chat rooms.
Student ID cards
One particular concern of
students is possession of an
identification card.
"Students have asked for an
I.D. card," Alexander-Harvey
said. "When they deal with ven-
dors in the community or col-
lege community, students can
get discounts on items, such as
computers. All students who are
registered in credit courses are
now eligible to receive an I.D.
card. It will be another photo
I.D. and a library card.
Eventually, it can be used as a
cash card to pay for photo-
copies and other campus servic-
es, such as cafeteria items. Each
campus can-issue I.D.s, with the
central database at the
Highlands campus.
Tuition payment plan
"We have students who come
to us and ask, 'can I pay half


a bike ride.
"We'll actually have two
areas of music planned. We
have a bandstand set up in one
section and then another group
will play in the food tent. It's
going to be a lot of-fun," she
said.
Friday night will feature
local city and county officials
judging some scrumptious fix-
ins including; Beer Can
Chicken, sauce, the "Anything
Butt" division and the "dessert
and coffee" class.
The famous People's Choice
event will be Saturday. Those
who want additional informa-
tion may call Okeechobee Main
Street (863) 763-3437 or go to
the Web site at www.mainstree-
tokeechobee. corn


many years since it served that
function.
Puckett said in his opinion
the building needs to be saved
but it might better serve in a dif-
ferent function.
"There's no way that we
would ever want to see that
building come down," he said.
"What I would like to see,
myself, is that the city would
budget for a new fire depart-
ment building, and take the old
department building on Mango
Street and use it for a museum."


now and half later, or do you
have a payment plan?' said
Susan Zelenenki, coordinator of
financial services. "As a state
institution, we can't extend
credit to students."
However, SFCC has devel-
oped a relationship with
FACTS Tuition Management, a
company that can assist stu-
dents in making tuition pay-
ments. Students can choose the
FACTS Tuition Management
link on the SFCC Web site and
arrange for monthly payments
or to pay in full through the E-
Cashier system. The company
charges between $25 and $40
for an interest free, money pay-
ment plan.
"It's for students who may
not be able to qualify for finan-
cial aid or scholarships or for
students and parents who need
alternative financing for. higher
education," Zelenenki said. "A
lot of schools are using this
now."


REOPENS
Continued from 1A
Hawthorne raised his leg and
kicked the inside of Cambell's
knee. It left him with extreme
pain, unable to walk without
support for some time.
Since then, he's spent part of


MURALS
Continued from 1A
the day of the dedication," he
said.
The murals have been draw-
ing people to Lake Placid for
better than a decade. The first
one went up in May of 1993.
The two new additions will
mark numbers 38 and 39.
And it's not over yet. Porter
said he already has been
approached for another mural to
tbe added next year.
"We.don't do more than two
a year," he explained.


his duty at the front desk of the
Sebring office.
Piper
Playing pipes is still a major
thrill for him. On May 2, 2003,
for example, Campbell played
for the Scottish group in Lake
Placid Elementary School's
multicultural celebration
"Parade of Nations." Kids


However, Porter said a prob-
lem is arising.
"We're running out of wall
space," he said.
The newest murals will be
the impetus an article to be pub-
lished in Southern Living mag-
azine. A reporter and photogra-
pher are slated to come to town
to get information on the new
works.
In addition to the murals, the
town has added to their collec-
tion of practical art there are 15
"environmental streetscape
containers."
More commonly known as
trash bins, the containers
resemble everything from a


asked him about the clothes and
the pipes, but most just wanted
to hear the music.
Very few people get a chance
to hear the pipes live, Campbell
said. He'd never seen nor heard
bagpipes before learning them.
"You have to have a teacher,
and there aren't that many who,
know how to play," he said.


1927 comic Chrysler to a bottle
of turpentine. Most of the time
they in some way reprise the
theme of a nearby mural.
Porter said the new one will
be in the form of a bank vault.
"It's still in progress. We're
not quite sure of the schedule
on that one yet," he said.
The new addition will be
made out of an actual safe, with
cutouts on the side for the
deposit and removal of the
trash.
"We don't know the combi-
nation, so I guess the door- Will
have to remain shut," Porter
said.


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WITH TUFFLEY
Christopher Ti' i, ,.


Big learning

curve with

little people

Working at a day care center
this week was a challenge. The
responsibility of caring for
infants, so young and vulnera-
ble, so precious to their par-
ents, made my palms sweat,
which is dangerous when
you're holding a baby.
After all, drop a garbage can
and all you have is a mess;
drop a child and you have a
catastrophe.
Fortunately, the good people
at Kid City Day Care in
Sebring were up to the chal-
lenge of minding me while I
helped mind the children, so
that by the time 1 left, I was
not only calm, but having fun,
and was relaxed enough to
enjoy the experience.
But boy, did I have a lot to
learn.
Since I never have been a
parent, my knowledge of
infants is scanty, much of it
derived from the old Katherine
Hepburn/Cary Grant movie
"Bringing Up Baby." Wait,
that was about a leopard -
change scanty to nonexistent.
For instance, I thought
babies slept most of the time.
Wrong. Babies spend a lot
of time not only wide awake,
but in constant motion. They
bounce and wiggle and crawl
and squiggle. It's scary.
I learned babies don't have

See CURVE, page 13A


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.


Caring for children requires dedication


Day care

provides

stimulation for

local children
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-SSun
SEBRING When it comes
to children, Denny and
Christine Brown are experts.
This is partly because they
have 14 of their own, 11 of
whom are adopted. Their fami-
ly'is a "rainbow coalition," and
some of the children are making
a comeback from early neglect.
There isn't a child rearing chal-
lenge they haven't met.
The Browns recently relocat-
ed to Sebring from southern
California where he worked
extensively in higher education,
including time spent as vice
president of Christian Heritage
College, which was founded by
Tim LaHaye.
Now they are the heart and
soul of Kid City Day Care,
which opened its doors at the
beginning of the year.
Affiliated with the Grace
Brethren Church, Kid City cur-
rently has 37 children regis-
tered, ranging in age from a few
months to 4 years old. The
church provides the space for
the day care and keeps Brown
on its staff.
"The first three years of a
child's life are so important,"
Brown said. "It's our aim to
exceed (state) standards
because we have a higher call-
ing than the state of Florida.
We're not just watching kids,
parents feel bad enough about
having to leave them. We work
with the child individually, talk
with the parents to create long


CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/News-Sun
Christine Brown burps a contented baby. Being experienced, she knew to put a cloth over her shoulder before she started.


and short term goals."
Kid City has 10 paid child-
care workers and three volun-
teers, so that every child
receives plenty of attention.
Babies are not just feed and
put to bed, but are engaged and
stimulated.
A structured ctirriculum is
provided to toddlers and
preschoolers.


People working with very
young children need patience,
stamina, flexibility, creativity
and insight. The staff at Kid
City has all of that, plus a sense
of mission the center lives its
Clii ,,i .,, philosophy.
Brown .points out .ruefully.
ll ii this is a good ihing for
mlpre than one reason, as


salaries in the field generally
are notoriously low. While one
of his main goals is to raise
wages to be competitive with
the public school system, at this
stage he can only offer mini-
mum wage. As it is, salaries
take up 85 percent of the cen-
ter's .budget..
Kid City has only been open
a month, although Brown


admits it feels like a year. "It
takes teamwork," he said, gen-
tly swinging a baby up onto his
shoulder. "We're here to do
what God sent us to do."
Kid City is at The Grace
Brethren Church at 3626
Thunderbird Road. It is open
from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday. The telephone
number is 385-3111.


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MARKET ROUNDUP TOP STOCK PERFORMERS ON AMEX, NYSE AND NASDAQ


THIS WEEK ON WALL STREET I


Dow Jones

industrials
For the week ending
Friday, Feb. 18

-10.79

10,785.22
Record high: 11,722.98
Jan. 14,2000


Nasdaq

composite
For the week ending
Friday, Feb. 18

-18.04

2,058.62
Record high: 5,048.62
March 10,2000


Standard &

Poor's 500
For the week ending
Friday, Feb. 18

-3.71

1,201.59
Record high: 1,527.46
March 24, 2000






Most Active ($1 of more)
Name Vol Last Chg

Pfizer 2006270,26.80 +1.65
Lucent 1665251 3.24 -.12
QwestCm 932942 3.95 -.20
Merck 883001 32.61 +3.40
ExxonMbl 859999 59.41 +3.30

Gainers ($2 or more)
Name Vol Last Chg
INCOwt 16.78 +3.57 +27.0
BradyCps 34.23 +6.67 +24.2
Wellrmn 12.59 +2.35 +22.9
Clark Inc 14.95 +2.70 +22.0
McMoRn 19.78 +3.25 +19.7

Losers($2 ormore)
Name Vol Last Chg

AdMkSv If 7.48 -1.86 -19.9
BristolW 17.25 -3.94 -18.6
WHXpf 3.20 -.60 -15.8
LeapFrog 10.90 -1.80 -14.2
IntegES 3.36 -.53 -13.6

Diary

Advanced 1,467
Declined 2,043
New Highs 620
New Lows 45
Total issues 3,574
Unchanged 64


Volume


11,000

10,000


-9,000

8,000


I I I I I I I I I I I I I 7,000
F M A M J J A S O N D J FM

2,500






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I I I 'I I I I I I I I I I 700
F M A M J J A S O N D J FM


MARKET SUMMARY


Most Aeive ($1 or more)
Name Vol Last
SPDR 2302123120.40
SemiHTr 1377064 33.35
iShJapan 442288 10.65
iShRs2000 372925125.55
SP Fncl 244760 29.79


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Name Vol Last Chg
TetonPet 2.25 +.66 +41.5
Yamana wt 2.50 +.70 +38.9
Axesstel n 4.48 +1.08 +31.8
AllisCh n 4.81 +1.13 +30.7
CdnSEn g 2.09 +.49 +30.6

L..er.. S' Sm Imorej
Name Vol Last Chg
Jaclyn 4.60 -2.63 -36.4
RaeSyst 5.41 -1.27 -19.0
CmstTotR 16.01 -2.77 -14.7
IntlgSys 2.70 -.46 -14.6
MadneP s 27.25 -4.35 -13.8


Advanced
Declined
New Highs
New Lows
Total issues
Unchanged


9,596,972,837 Volume


1,121,846,450


Most Acive ($1 or more)
Vol Last


Nasd100Tr4524394 37.35 -.35
Intel 3490644 24.02 -.15
Microsoft 3356203 25.48 -.41
JDSUniph3194981 1.79 -.12
Cisco 2876422 17.30 -.40

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Name Vol Last Chg

AbleEnr 4.00 +1.57 +64.6
Kendle 11.08 +3.57 +47.5
DyntCp 2.63 +.82 +45.3
724Sol 10.29 +3.18 +44.7
FlowInt 4.28 +1.25 +41.3

L.s rI'S '. ar.'Lrel
Name Vol Last Chg

Audible n 16.88 -9.22 -35.3
Orange21 n 6.60 -2.95 -30.9
VelctyEh rs 8.25 -3.25 -28.3
ACE CO 2.57 -.98 -27.6
NeoseT 4.25 -1.51 -26.2


Advanced
Declined
New Highs
New Lows
Total issues
Unchanged
Volume


1,351
1,987
302
108
3,407
69
1,121,846,450


INDEXES
52-Week Fri Net Net YTD
High Low Name Last Chg Chg %Chg % Chg

DOMESTIC
10,868.07 9,708.40 Dow Jones Industrials 10,785.22 +30.96 +30.96 +.02 -10.79
3,823.96 2,743.46 DowJonesTransportation 3,619.97 +15.78 +15.78 -4.69 +6.94
358.20 259.08 Dow Jones Utilities 352.37 -3.83 -3.83 +5.20 -.51
7,317.79 6,211.33 ,NYSE Composite 7,287.47 +14.93 +14.93 +.52 +25.83
6,032.75 5,407.27 US 100 5,995.02 +11.82 +11.82 -.04 -8.68
8,923.43 6,206.93 NYSE Energy 8,894.40 +155.21 +155.21 +12.10 +343.92
7,523.43 6,255.05 NYSE Finance 7,363.96 -46.44 -46.44 -1.73 -94.30
6,190.50 5,493.49 NYSE Healthcare 6,134.88 +98.54 +98.54 +.26 +95.07
1,505.26 1,150.74 AMEX Index 1,501.57 +3.80 +3.80 +4.69 +10.47
313.15 239.75 AMEX Industrials 309.76 -1.17 -1.17 +4.53 +1.74
2,191.60 1,750.82 Nasdaq Composite 2,058.62 -2.72 -2.72 -5.37 -18.04
1,217.90 1,060.72 S&P 500 1,201.59 +.84 +.84 -.85 -3.71
668.18 548.29 S&P MidCap 661.35 -.74 -.74 -.30 -1.31
656.11 '515.90 Russell 2000 630.13 -1.01 -1.01 -3.29 -4.63
FOREIGN
4,402.03 3,658.11 Frankfurt -10.21 -10.21 -28.33 -.65 -.65
14,339.06 10,917.65 Honk Kong Index +120.05 +120.05 +242.24 +1.75 +1.75
1,025.79 804.39 Madrid -1.65 -1.65 -.08 -.01 -.01
13,714.63 9,440.57 Mexico -11.77 -11.77 -134.37 -.98 -.98
12,19566 10,489.84 Nikkei 225 +77.40 +77.40 +106.56 +.92 +.92
984.10 719.59 Milan +11.54 +11.54 +36.87 +3.89 +3.89
2,168.86 1,700.33 Singapore +4.66 +4.66 +19.26 +.90 +.90
4,182.90 3,344.20 Sydney -3.30 -3.30 -9.00 -.22 -.22
7,034.10 5,316.87 Taipei +43.27 +43.27 +80.83 +1.34 +1.34
9,658.75 8,123.50 Toronto +39.49 +39.49 +100.25 +1.05 +1.05
5,934.40 5,309.70 Zunch +18.80 +18.80 -13.60 -.23 -.23
3,184.93 2,231.12 New Zealand -6.86 -6.86 -6.26 -.20 -.20
24,905.00 19,778.00 Milan -143.00 -143.00 -252.00 -1.01 -1.01
770.40 649.36 Stockholm -6.09 -6.09 -8.80 -1.15 -1.15


FUTURES

Name High Low Last Chg. Name High Low Last Chg.
ORANGE JUICE SOYBEANS-MINI
15,000 Ibs.- cents per lb. 1,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
Mar 05 86.20 82.70 83.30 -2.45 Mar 05 560 526 5520 +26fl
May 05 88.50 85.50 86.30 -2.00 May 05 564 5260 55511 +290
Jul05 89.30 86.60 87.15 -2.15 Jul 05 567 529 5590 +31o
Fri's sales 21853 Fri's sales 7236
Fri's open int 34693, off 1763 Fri's open int 10222, up 1820
CATTLE CORN
40,000 Ibs.- cents per lb. 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
Feb05 90.77 88.75 88.95 -1.15 Mar05 201fl 1961fl 200 +1fl
Mar 05 91.50 90.70 89.80 -1.20 May 05 2090 204 207fl +1fl
Apr05 88.05 85.35 85.45 -1.37 Jul05 216 2110 21411 +20
Fri's sales 120162 Fri's sales 537410
Fri's open int 142545, off 2008 Fri's open int 663250, off 642
FEEDER CATTLE COFFEE C
50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. 37,500 Ibs.- cents per lb.
Mar05 101.00 98.30 98.30 -1.85 Mar05 119.50 111.80 118.05 +4.60
Apr05 100.20 97.80 97.85 -1.50 MayO5 121.90 114.75 120.30 +4.10
May 05 99.07 96.80 97.10 -.92 Jul05 124.00 116.80 122.45 +4.20
Fri's sales 21666 Fri's sales 151403
Fri's open int 24718, up 1578 Fri's open int 106754, up 1078
LUMBER SUGAR-WORLD 11
110,000 bd. ft.- $ per 1,000 bd. ft. 112,000 Ibs.- cents per lb.
Mar05 393.0 382.0 385.0 -10.7 Mar05 9.10 8.83 8.85 -.28
May 05 385.3 371.2 380.5 +1.0 May 05 9.47 9.15 9.21 -.23
Jul 05 371.2 357.8 369.1 +1.9 Jul05 9.35 9.08 9.17 -.14
Fri's sales 4694 Fri's sales 346673
Fri's open int 5348, off .146 Fri's open int 381968, off 19916


The Dow this week

Daily high, low and close for
the week ending Feb. 18
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2,058.62


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Russell 2000
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STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST

Stock Exch 52-week PE Last Chg
High Low
AutoZone N 96.15 94.85 14.00 94.99 +.60
CSX N 40.34 39.61 26.00 40.28 +4.30
Citigrp N 48.77 48.36 15.00 48.57 -8.30
CocaBtl 0 54.21 53.59 21.00 53.62 -8.30
Dillards N 25.34 24.77 35.00 25.01 -.90
Disney N 29.37 29.06 25.00 29.06 -2.80
ExxonMbl N 59.85 58.02 15.00 59.41 +33.00
FPLGp N 79.64 78.05 16.00 78.60 -1.50
FlaPUtil A 18.30 18.30 30.00 18.30 +4.00
FlaRock N 61.98 61.04 24.00 61.58 -13.90
GenElec N 36.06 35.69 23.00 35.88 -3.50
GnMotr N 37.30 37.01 6.00 37.30 +1.60
HomeDp N 42.23 41.74 19.00 42.02 -7.90
HuntBnk 0 22.82 22.48 13.00 22.56 -4.10
Intel 0 24.08 23.64 19.00 24.02 -1.50
LennarA N 58.12 57.05 10.00 57.98 +3.70
LockhdM N 59.45 59.05 21.00 59.19 -5.00
McDnlds N 32.50 32.07 18.00 32.33 +.80
NY Times N 38.26 37.06 19.00 37.20 -22.00
OffcDpt N 18.77 18.64 17.00 18.69 +5.00
OutbkStk N 45.96 45.25 22.00 45.72 -11.60
Penney N 44.00 43.48 ... 43.65 +1.50
PepsiCo N 54.41 53.59 22.00 54.20 -9.00
ProgrssEn N 44.26 42.47 16.00 43.00 -8.70
SprntFON N 23.44 22.92 ... 23.32 +.10
SunTrst N 72.75 71.98 14.00 72.13 -4.20
TECO N 16.24 15.91 ... 15.91 -.40
WalMart N 53.00 52.64 22.00 52.72 +6.20
Wendys N 38.28 37.53 76.00 37.83 -29.80
WinDix N 1.55 1.41 ... 1.47 -1.00
Wrigley N 68.20 67.55 31.00 67.60 -18.90


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ADCTel 0 2.35 227 229 -1.20
AES C N 1669 164127001659l1060
AFLAC N i .-.-. -. r- -.
AGCO N I I .I"I. in
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AMR N 907 890 9.03
AMX Cp 0 2238 :'','_ ,--
ASMLHi 0 1785 "'
AT&T N 1951 1933 1941 +40
AT Tech 0 1777 174420001767 .260
AUOlo0 n N 15.72 1545 1560 .5.80
Aasom 0 318 300 305 +1.50
AbtLab N 4656 461023 004640 200
AberFc N 54.90 535024005405 -680
Abgen O0 863 842 853 -210
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Aascipts 0 328 52.20260052"1 1070
Pslate N 34.433355 3373 -20
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AmHess N 97640952510.0096.8116.10




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AEP N 34.433355 2425.3730 -70
AonCop N 24.68 24.23120.0024.13 -10.60
Aache N 5969625768.512005940 19.390
AphCon 0 1 58 148 .0 1.649 -15.70
Amolo s N 60.06 753283006075003 .100
C 0 871.19 1086 257000 881 +0 6 -600
0 1790 1 171911740 +234
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Anadlk N 70.35 65810421.07025+115.60
AncCoalDe N 36.75 36,2425.0036.30 -17.50
AnCoa N 24.68 2480.2312.24.56 -6.80
Apache N 5rs 9.35 9 57.20 .. 059.2340 +9.30


Aon 0 158 40 48 .. 1.0049 040 15.740
ArlloG 0 76.76 753283.0075.53 19.00



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Assuroal N 39.5206 3.7322 34.14. +00
Altheros 0 1350 12.9163.001322+15.60


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Almel 0 326 313 3.14 -1.50
AudOilen 0 1703 1641 1688 -9220
Autodsks 0 .. .. '" -30
AutoData N 9. 'I" I'' 9,.80
Avanex 0 .90
Avaya N I I I. I 6.30
Avtar A i, F,, -10
Avonls N i 1 ,"., -1980
Axonyx 0 -210
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BEASys 0 826 8.002700 815 4.10
BHP B1Lt N 2859 2828 ... 2857 +2190
BJ Svcs N 49.8047.7021.0049551550
BMCSI0 N 1548 15.35360015.45 4.90
BPPLC N 6306562.87150063.20+15.10
BakHu N 47.19 458730.004674 -240
BkofAms N 4636456512.004574 -1080
BkNY N 3011 295816003003 -500
BamrkG N 2407235652002403+1090
Baxter N 3552 34.1356.003542+1020
BeaconP 0 109 1.03 103 +170
BeanPngt N 7.80 7.69 .. 7,79 +3.20
BedBa+ h 0 38.91 37.51250037.89 -1560
BellSouth N 25.67252510002550 -7.50
BemaGood A 302 294 295 +.90
BeslBuy N 54.09 53.1220005384 -5.10
Bevedy N 12.10 11.8500 11.89 -3.00
Bigenldc 0 67.60 6685 .. 66.97 +2.70
Bret 0 44.12 43.1235.004381 -11.30
Bionira 0 2.76 2.40 ... 2.62 +2.80
B 0opure 0 .46 44 .44 -10
Blockbst N 920 9,03 .. 9.12 -280
Boe N 5367 525523.0052.78 -1360
BoslMSci N 33.31 32.7426.0032.76 -2.40
B.MyS0 N 24.4523.9020.0024.36 +2.60
B0dcom 0 3252 31.84510031.85 -960
Broadwing 0 642 6.07 6.15 6.30
BcdeC 0 O 656 6.4028.00 642 4.00
Brunswick N 46.93 45,9017.0045.94 +3.10
BunLU N 53.07 523913.0052.49 -18.00
Bu SF N 49.89 4808230049.22+19.50
BudRscs N 4900 46.94130048.28+21.60
C
CIGNA N 9069 88.709.00 89.97 +310
CMGI 0 1.94 18814.00 1.90 -.80
CMSEng N 1265 12.1929.0012.30 +4.90
CNET 0 10.06 9.82 .. 9.90 -2.20
CVSCp N 48.91 48,3621.0048.63 -12.70
CabmNYN 280027.29 ... 27.9 +4 480
Caesars N 20.8820.7322.0020.75 +2.90
Calpme N 3.43 3.32 .. 3.41 +.50
CalypleBn A .38 .33 ... 35 +20
CampSp N 2921 28.3218.0028.55 +2.50
CanArgon A 1.57 1.45 ... 152 +.90
CapOne N 77.81 76.5616.0076.82 -1580
CardnlHth N 58.68 57.1720.0058.35 +t1120
CareerEd 0 3727 35.5921.0035.91 -27.70
CaOmnkRx N 39.95 39.6128.003980 +4.00
Camal. N 56.1255.6425,0055.64 2.40
Caterllr N 91.85 90.7216.0090.84 -19.40
Celenes 0 27.98 27.1186.0027.49 -8.650
Celiera 0 10,07 9.75 9.98 3.70
Cendant N 22.0421.8211.002186 -3.60
CenlePnl N 12.33 11.94 12.0 +1.10
Centlexs N 62.10 60,589.00 61.76 -7.40
CeaIh 0 51.36 4988 ... 5025 -9.60
C Lab N 48.17 47.74280047.98 +280
ChartCm O 168 1.61 .. 1.66 -.80
ChkPtnl 0 23.06 22,4625.0022.94 -9.60
ChesEng N 1983 18.99160019.81 *10.00
ChavTexs N 6024 585010.0059.73 +19.70
ChicosFAS N 57.40 56.8638.0056.94 +18.90
Chlron O0 34.76 34,1576.003432 -1310
CienaCp 0 2.69 2.55 ... 2.55 -2.80
CIncoBei N 4.46 4.3521.00 4.35 -.30
CircCily N 16.18 16,0552.0016.06+18.00


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Cisco 0 17.58 172822.0017.30 -4.00
Cirp N 48.77 483615.004857 -8.30
CzComm N 13.24 13.0659.0013.06 -350
CItrixSy 0 21.62 21.0829.0021.54 +.80
ClearChan N 3435 33.7026003420 -400
Coach N 559054.7733.0055.50+12.00
CocaCI N 43.07 42.7621.0042.96 +200
CaCE N 22.12 21.7717.0021.83 -1280
Coeur N 4.12 4.05 4.08 *90
CogT dis O 448944.17640044.75 -770
gPal N 540953.2023005320 -14.50
Comcast 0 32.94 32.39700 32.77 +1240
ComcaSp 0 32.38 31.8775.003226+13.10
CVRDs N 32.08 312517.0031.099+2990
CVRDpfs N 26.742602 26.62+17.70
CompAs N 27.00 2677 26.77 +.20
CompSa N 46.21 45.6115.0045.61 29.00
Compuro O 7.13 7.0032.00 702 -2.30
Comers 0 23562300 ... 2334 +5.60
ConAgra N 2861 283419002853 +.60
Conexant 0 187 1.74 .. 1.79 +1.80
ConocPhil N 106.83103729.0010625 +72.10
ConsolEgy N 43.36 41.8838.004320 -7.60
CoopCam N 57.49 56.40320056.47 -15.50
Copere N 1944 18.957.00 19.05 -28.50
Corilian 0 3.29 3.1912.00 320 -3.00
CorinthCsO 17.55 16.7021.001724 -8.50
Coming N 11.86 11.65 .. 11.67 -2.50
Costoo 0 46.13 45.7424.004580 -6.40
nltwdFns N 36.05 34.959.00 34.6 -8.10
CredSys 0 9.01 8.54 ... 8.74 +3.30
Creelnc O 23.94 23,1521.002339 -5.80
CmwnCste N 1681 1655270016.75 5.001
CrownHold N 15.94 15.6553.00 15.83 +10.30
Cybeornic O 4060 39.50 ... 40.00 -45.09
CypSem N 13.50 1305 ... 1323 -4.70
Cytyc 0 24.42 23.8539.0024.01 +.90
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DJIADiam A 107.8410720 ... 107.81 -.40
DPL N 25932555180025.76+10.00
DR Horn N 42.63 4118100042.30 -7.60
DRDGOLDO 152 1.43 .. 1.43 -.40
DSLnelh A .18 .16 ... 17
Oeere N 66.77 65.3912.0066.57 -27.60
DOellnc 0 40.56 40.1034.0040.55 +5.60
Delphi N 7.14 7.0325.00 7.06 -2.00
DeltaAir N 542 505 .. 5.05 4.10
dellathree 0 5.72 500 5.02 .14.01
Dndean 0 8.02 7.3 7.56 4.10
DevonEs N 43.8342.5010.0043,62+1160
DiaOfs N 49.25 47.51 ... 49.0821.60
DirecTV N 15.19 15.06 .. 15.12 -1.70
DiscLabs 0 6.30 6.10 .. 6.12 +3.30
Disney N 29.37 29.0625.0029.06 -2.80
DobsoenCmO 2.21 2.05 ... 2.11 +2.30
Dolbytab nN 24.85 24.0 ... 24.57
DollarG N 22.0921.8523.0022.02 +1.90
DIIrTree 0 2606 2 25.4917.0025.63 -20.60
DomRas N 72.14 71.4425.0071.600 9.70
DowChm N 53.9553.1018.0053.6419.90
DuPont N 53.9552430.040.53.95+28.50
DukeEgy N 27.00 26.6217.0026.63 -1.60
Dynegy N 473 465 .. 4.72 +2.30
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ETrade N 13.27 13,0513.0013.12 -2.70
E-oan O0 3.41 3.19 .. 3.30 +2.40
eBays 0 428442.2174.0042.46+14.25
ECCCapnN 6.87 r- 'r ...
EMCCp N 12.96 .,' '.,., 4.440
EOGRes N 86.11 83.7817.0085.57 +43.20
eResrch 0 1628 15.9029.0016.01 +7.40
EagleBbnd A .43 .41 ... 42 -.30
Erhlnk 0 904 8.1112.00 8.62 -6.30
EKodak N 34.20 33.8716.0034.00 -710
EchoStar 0 30.09 29.6193.0029.62 -7.30
EIPasoCp N 1300 12.42 12.77+14.10


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AARP Invst:
GNMA 3,168 +43 +360 1518 1516
GwIlnc 2,645 3.3 +470 2177 2177
AIM Investments A:
BascValAp 4,372 +5.6 +590 32.35 3235
Cha0p 1,831 +54 +590 12.65 1285
CftlIp 5.463 +2.0 +.50 2253 22.53
MdCpCrEq 2,525 +9.0 +9.50 28.78 28.78
PrerEqly 4,042 -7 +180 982 982
Summ9ll 2,214 +47 +690 1094 1094
WeNgAp 1.814 .6 +1.00 1280 1280
AIM Investments B:
BasiAalBI 1,923 +4.9 +520 3052 30.52
PremEqly 2,178 -14 +1.10 910 910
AIM Investor Cl:
Dynarm 2,445 +3.6 +620 1642 16.42
AIM/INVESCO Invstr:
CoreSlock 1,888 +.9 -.80 1058 10.58
AMF Funds:
AdIMtqn 3,173 +20 +170 9.80 980
AII.anceBern A,
I .. I I .1 5+ 6 +7.70 3.78 3.78
Allianc5Bern B'
GrIncSp 2,220 +4.7 +6.80 3.71 3.71
Amer Century Inv:
Eqhncon 2,962 +102+11.00 8.13 8.13
Growthln 4,187 +.6 +300 19,29 19.29
IncGron 3,758 +69 880 30.65 30.65
InlGroln 2,346 +7.4 +8.30 9.07 9.07
Se1lln 3,680 +1.5 +.90 37.17 37.17
Ultran 21,035 +28 +300 2866 2866
Valaelnvn 2,306 +93 +1000 738 738
Amer Express A:
DEI 2,883 +12.7 +1530 11.26 1126
DrBd 1,843 +48 +360 4.90 4.90
Growth 2,031 +1.2 +3.70 2629 26.29
HifldBond 1,894 +102 t+1160 2.96 2.96
HiYTd 0 3,912 +51 +2.40 4.46 4.48
NewD 8,433 +.7 -.80 23.68 23.68
Amer Express B:
NewDt 2,559 -.1 -1.50 22.43 22.43
Amer Express Y:
New0n 2,821 +.8 -.70 23.79 23.79
American Funds A:
AmncapFAp 13,167 +5.9 +3.80 18.04 1804
AmMultAp 12,805 +6.7 +7.50 2638 26.38
Balpx 29,226 +78 +5.10 17.87 17.87
BodFdAp 16,.028 +7.9 +4.40 13.60 1360
CaplnBIAp 33,018 +128 +14.00 53.10 53.10
CapWGrAp27,471 +16.4 t1480 34.39 34.39
EupacAp 36,555 +12.9 +14.30 36.17 3617
FundlnvApx20,922 +8.5 +10.10 32.22 3222
GovtAp 1,821 +42 +220 1366 1366
GwlhFdAp 59,237 +6.6 +610 2727 27.27
HITrslAp 7,371 +119 +9.10 12.61 12.61
IncoFdAp 42,360.+10.9 +10.40 18.56 1856
InlBdAp 3,748 +3.5 +120 1365 13.65
InvCoAAp 63,515 .66 +6.30 30.72 30.72
NwEconAp 6,830 6.2 +360 2045 20.45
NewPerAp 32,787 +104 +870 27.61 27.61
NoeWoDdA 2,702 +18.1 +17.40 33.44 33.44
SnCpWAp 11,054 +132 +11t70 31.66 31.66
TaxExplAp 3,241 +5.5 +3.10 12.55 12.55
WshMelAp 61,644 6.2 t+.00 30.70 30.70
American Funds B:
BaSntx 4,824 +7.0 +430 17.84 17.84
CaplalBBI 2,807 +120 +1310 53.10 53.10
GowlhB1I 5,431 .58 +5.30 2648 26.48
Incn0eBI 3,799 +10.0 +960 1847 18.47
ICAB1 3,611 +58 +5.40 3058 30.58
WashBl 2,906 .5.4 .520 30.52 30.52
Ariel Mutual Fds:
Appiec 3,167 +83 +5.70 46.45 46.45
Arnln 4,150 +13.6 +14.50 5279 5279
Artisan Funds:
Inltl 7,035 8.4 +6.10 22.20 22.20
MidCap 4,774 +7.1 +4.50 29.01 29.01
Baron Funds:
Assetn 2,376 +10.9 +20.70 53.13 53.13
Growth 4049 +15.6 +21.60 4607 4607
SmICap 2,252 +14.9 +15.50 22.19 22.19
Bernstein Fds:
In0dDu 3,032 +5.3 +3.00 13.4 13.41
DIMun 2,691 3 +9 +10 14.19 14.19
TxMgdltlVn 5,172 +157 +13.90 22.77 22.77
IrVal2 2,419 +159 +14.70 21.40 21.40
BlackRock A:
AurorsA 2,023 +11.1 +7.30 39.47 39.47
Brandywine Fds:
BarndyOne n3,622 +6.8 +7.20 2739 2739
Buffalo Funds:
SmICap 1,896 l2.+10+1230 2692 2692
Calamos Funds:
GnOhlncAp 2,476 +103 +3.70 2949 29.49
GrowthAp 9.693 +12.0 +9.30 5129 5129
Gro0lhC1 2,897 +112 +840 49.38 49.38
Calvert Group:
In[op 2,535 +78 +480 17.15 17.15
Clepr 6,928 +49 +2.60 87.52 8752
Cohen & Steers:
RyShs n 2,045 423.0 +2620 6683 66 83
Columbia Class A:
Acorn1 2,639 +15.9 +1360 258 25.66


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Columbia Class Z:
AcomZ 8,569 +165+14 00 26.39 2639
AcomlntlZ 1,952. 193 +2570 3029 3029
Davis Funds A:
NYVenA 12,346 +9.7 +8.60 3117 31.17
Davis Funds B:
NYVenB 5,481 +89 +7.70 29.88 29.88
Davis Funds C & Y:
NYVenY 1,916 +10.1 4890 3152 31.52
NYVenC 4,472 +8.9 +7.70 30.07 30.07
Dimensional Fds:
InISmVan 2,661 +349 +28.00 16.30 16.30
USLgVan 2,771.4108,13+30 2010 20.10
USMcro 3,275 +17.3 +630 14.59 14.59
USSmalIn 2,207 +132 +750 19.02 19.02
USSmVal 5,689 +212 +14.70 2635 26.35
InlSmCon 1,679 +299 +2380 1505 15.05
Fixdn 2,041 +2.0 +60 1018 10.18
TMUSSmV 2121 +159 +1250 2336 23.36
Dodge&Cox:
Balancedn 21,058 +112 +8.60 79+50 79.50
IncmoeFd 8,134 +64 +2.90 12.90 1290
IntlStk 4,870 +221 +27.50 31.68 31.68
Stock 43,003 +125 +1240 130.30 130.30
Dreyfus:
Apmc 4267 +27 +4.10 39.40 3940
Orey5001nt 3,248 +4.1 +570 35.03 3503
MunBd1 2,114 +50 +3.30 11.91 11.91
Eaton Vance Cl A:
Natlun 1859 +9.0 +5.70 11.19 1119
Eaton Vance Cl B:
TMG1I.1 1,908 +2.8 +420 2128 21.28
Evergreen I:
CoreBdl 3,721 +5.8 +3.10 10.68 1068
AdlRalel 2,440 +2.7 +1.60 9.38 9.38
InllEqyl 1,719 +12.3 +13.70 9.13 9.13
Excelsior Funds:
ValResirn 4,270 +12.2 +1300 42.05 4205
FPA Funds:
Newlnc 2,066 +4.4 +190 1119 11.19
Federated A:
AmIdrA 2,150 +5.0 +570 24.85 24.85
CapAypA 2,622 +3.1 +3.80 2539 25.39
KaultnAp 1,916 +11.3 +8.00 5.309 5.30
Federated InstI:
Kaunan 3.768 +11.3 +8.00 530 5.30
Fidelity Advisor I:
EqGln 2,090 -6 -4.30 47.12 47.12
Eqlnl 1.788 7.9 8.70 28.78 28.78
Fidelity Advisor T:
DivGihTp 2,674 +12 -.10 11.56 1156
EqGrTp 4,775 -1.2 -4.80 44.79 44.79
EqlnT 2,983 +7.3 +810 28.44 28.44
GrOppT 3,591 +3.2 +2.40 30.08 30.08
MiCapTp 4,746 +115 +8.30 24.12 24.12
Fidelity Freedom:
FF2010n 8,545 +58 +4.50 1361 13.61
FF2020n 9,571 +64 +5.70 13.92 1392
FF2030n 5,600 +64 +630 14.04 1404
FF2040n 1,929 +65 +70 8.24 824
lncomeFdn 1,958 +3.7 +2.50 11.27 11.27
Fidelity Invest:
A0g20t1 4,767 -1.0 +290 16.22 1622
AMgr 10,736 +.5 +220 16.15 11.15
AMgrG0 n 3,604 +3.9 +1.80 14.70 14.70
Babanc 12,601 +9.9 +7.40 17.96 17.96
BluChipGr 22,743 .4 +40 40.96 4096
CapAppn 6,467 +105 +.10 25.32 2532
Caplnconr 5,011 .17.4 +1230 8.53 8.53
Colran 44,405 +10.7 +12.30 57.31 57.31
CnSec 1,838 0 +4.40 2119 21.19
Desl0yl 3,149 +1.7 +101 1264 12.64
Deslinyll 5,073 +2.9 +2.40 11.30 1130
DisEqn 5,014 +.4 +10.20 25.74 2574
Diverirtiln 23,788 +17.0 +14.60 29.04 29.04
DivGlhn 18,571 +1 8 50 28.14 28.14
Equllncn 25,825 +7.1 +7.40 52.72 52.72
EQII 12,348 +7.6 +5.90 23.60 2360
Europen 2,283 +14.3 +22.60 35.03 35,03
Expoln 1,859 +9.1 +10.80 19.95 19.95
FeliFd 10,670 +3.4 +4.00 29.76 29.76
PFRaleHir 2265 NS +4.50 10.00 10.00
GNMAn 4,059 +4.5 +3.40 11.08 11.08
Golrncn 4.623 +50 +2.30 102 1022
GroCon 23,937 +3.6 +4.20 54.41 5441
GroInc 31,256 +2.7 <5.30 37.77 37.77
Highlncm 3,141 +132 +880 908 9.08
IndepAdncen4,546 446 +A.40 17.60 17.60
InBdn 7,197 +54 +190 10.48 1048
Inll0isc 2,667 +16.7 +1320 28.55 2855
InvGBn 6,455 +59 +360 7.54 754
LevCoStock 2227 +412 +2150 2383 23.83
LoPnn 35,208 +170 +1600 4027 4027
Magellann 60,397 +24 +3.50103.30 10330
MidCapn 8,757 +3.0 +2.90 2316 2316
NewMlln 3,439 +4.9 -310 3099 30.99
OTC 7,664 +41 -190 3326 3326
Ovrsean 4,526 +11.0 +7.90 35.38 3538
Purian 23,533 +7.6 +6.10 1896 1896
RealEstn 4,270 +22.2 +24.20 28.77 28.77
STBFn 5,022 +38 +110 895 895
SmnallCapSnr4,207 +11.8 +650 17.90 1790
SIrallncn 3,371 +12.3 +1.60 10.69 10.69


USBIn 5,330 +6.1 +320 t1.13 11.13
Valuen 10,238 +14.5+1650 7225 7225
Fidelity Selects:
Eeitrn 2,649 -7.1 -15.30 3830 3830
Healhn 1899 +2.3 +2.90 127.78 127.78
Techn 1.997 +1.1 -9.30 57.43 57.43
Fidelity Spartan:
EquIlndxn 20,780 +45 +.400 42.59 42.59
5001ndxnr 11,932 +4.5 +6.00 82.85 8285
IntmMunin 1,841 +5,4 +2.30 10.12 10.12
InvGiBdn 2,576 86.2 +3.90 10.67 10.67
MAMunin 1,769 80 +3.50 12.17 12.17
Munilncn 4,676 +6.4 +3.40 13.08 13.08
ShInlMu n 1,840 +31 +.40 10.31 10.31
ToMklInd 2,755 +.1 +.80 32.80 32.80
First Amer Fds Y:
EqIdxInp 2,103 +43 +580 22.50 22.50
First Eagle:
GlobalA 7,487 +21.5+1630 3948 39.48
OveseasA 4,289 +25.1 +1980 22.43 22.43
Frank/Temp Frnk A:
AGEAp 2,353 +139 +11.00 2,17 2.17
Ballnvp 4,132 +152 +21.10 5835 58.35
CallnsApx 1,784 +5.6 +4.30 12.78 12.78
CalTFrAp 12,468 +5.7 +520 7.34 7.34
FedTxFrAp 6,343 +6.0 +450 1221 12.21
FoundFAlp 1,765 NS +1040 12.35 12.35
HYTFAp 4,682 +66 +620 10.82 10.82
IncoSerAp 17,125 +12.8 +10.30 2.50 2.50
NYTFAp 4,521 +5.7 +3.40 11.95 11.95
SMCpGrA 7274 +5.5 +6.40 33.74 33.74
USGovAp 6,267 +4.3 +3.10 6.64 6.64
Frank/Temp Frnk B:
IncoreBI 3,925 +11.9 +.40 2.49 2.49
Frank/Temp Fmk C:
IncorneC 7,820 +122 +9.70 2.51 2.51
Frank/Temp Mtl A&B:
DiscovA 2,110 +12.5 +16.10 24.42 24.42
SharesA 2,924 +9.1 +10.50 23.05 23.05
Frank/Temp Temp A:
Dev8MAp 2,294 +24.0 +21.80 19.32 19.32
ForeoinAp 14,999 +12.9 +13.10 12.45 12.45
GrowthAp 18,1371 +11.70 23.12 23.12
WolAp 7,592 +11.8 +9.80 18.06 18.06
GE Elfun S&S:
S&S ncomen2,587 +5.8 +2.90 11.52 11.52
S&SPMn 4.022 +3.6 +4.50 44.91 44.91
Tmstsn 2,355 +2.3 +2.00 53.46 53.46
GMO Trust III:
EmgMkr 4,176 +28.3+25.50 1829 1829
Forein 3.365 +8.18 +1580 15.08 15.08
IntllnlrVal 1,728 +22.0 +19.40 28.96 28.96
GMO Trust IV:
EmeiMk 2,881 +28.1 +25.50 18.25 1825
IntllnOrVal 1,827 +22.1 +1950 28.95 2895
GMO Trust VI:
EmgMkVIl 1,903 NS +25.60 1826 1826
Gabelli Funds:
Assetl 2,188 +10.3 +11.00 41.37 41.37
Gateway Funds:
Gateway 2,163 +5.0 +7.10 24.60 24.60
Harbor Funds:
CapAplnstn6,483 ... +1.80 27.69 27.69
Inllnr 8,426 +16.5 +13.40 4354 43.54
Hartford Fds A:
CapAppAp 4,805 +11.1 +12.40 3421 3421
0G04hAp 1,975 +8.5 .80 18.95 1895
Hartford HLS IA:
Bond 2,533 +7.5 +3.60 12.01 12.01
CapApp 10,488 +129 +13A0 53.46 53.46
OivtGrh 4,629 +69 + 10 20.87 20.87
Adteis 9,420 +2.8 +2.10 2312 23.12
Stock 5,476 +1.4 +210 45.81 45.81
nderx 1,899 +4.2 5.70 31.95 31.95
Hartford HLS IB:
CapAporecp 2,494 .124 +13.10 53.20 5320
Heartland Fds:
Valua 1,757 +16.9 -2.10 48.00 4800
Hotchkis & Wiley:
MOdCpVal 1.731 +213 +18.50 2725 2725
ING Funds Cl A:
InlValAp 1,989 +15.6 +1430 17.66 17.66
Janus:
Baanced n 2,783 +5.0 +5.50 21.09 21.09
Conotranan 2,733 +14.1 +14.70 1302 13.02
Enterprn 1,774 +9.7 +14.70 3727 37.27
Funden 12,755 +.6 +1.00 24.02 24.02
Ghlncn 5.,437 +4.7 +8.40 3208 32.06
Merour/n 4,438 +3.1 +2.90 20.95 120
MldCapVal 3.462 +13.0 +1220 2196 21.96
Olympus n 2.298 +1.3 +3.00 2784 27.84
Overseasmnr 2234 +10.1 +1270 24.81 24.81
Tely 9,292 +54 +1090 41.64 41.64
i6 0nr 6,501 +8 -20 4124 4124
Janus Aspen Instl:
Balanced 2,324 +5.0 +550 2421 2421
W600Grn 2,392 +6 -90 26.84 26.64
JennisonDryden A:
Utid0yA 2.692 +138 +3090 12.18 12.18
Jansen 2,554 +2.6 +200 2422 2422
Julius Baer Funds:
inlIEA 5,084 +18.7 +17.40 32.31 3231
InllEqlr 5,573 +19.2 +17.80 32.87 32.87


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Legg Mason: Fd
OpporTrt 3,426 +18.1 +2.30 14.54 14.54
Splnvp 3,510 +174 +3.40 44.32 44.32
ValTrp 11,501 +.117 +520 6266 62.66
Legg Mason Instl:
Va0d1lt 4,314 +129 +630 6840 68.40
Longleaf Partners:
Partners 8,858 +10.3 4.30 3129 3129
Intln 2,58 +9.8 +920 15,74 15.74
SmCap 2,617 +148 +9.10 29.39 29.39
Loomis Sayles:
LSBondl 2,758 +17.3 +960 1386 1386
Lord Abbett A:
ABaldAp 14,584 + .3 +7.70 14.63 14.63
BcndDebAp 5,060 +9.4 +7.40 8.15 8.15
MdCapAp 6238 +12.0 +1720 21.93 21.93
Lord Abbett B:
BdDbBp 1,764 +8.7 +6.50 8.15 8.15
MFS Funds A:
MITAp 3,387 +3.1 +7.60 1720 1720
MIGAp 5,289 -.1 +1.80 12.02 12.02
EmGrAp 2,444 +1.2 +2.90 31.01 31.01
TotRAp 6,787 +7.4 +7.90 15.94 1594
ValueAp 3,943 +8.3 +12.90 23.39 23.39
MFS Funds B:
MAITB 1,980 +2,4 .90 1683 16.83
MIGB 2,345 -.7 +1.10 11.04 11.04
TotRBt 2,831 +6.7 +720 15.94 1594
MainStay Funds B:
H9M1BBt 2,840 +14.0 +9.00 650 650
Mairs & Power:
Growshin 2,078 +9.5 +11.90 6895 68.95
Managers Funds:
SpdEq 3245 +101 +7.50 89.11 89.11
Marsico Funds:
Focusp 3,196 +5.8 +7.30 16.08 16.08
Meridian Funds:
Value 2,304 +11.8 +820 37.73 37.73
Merrill Lynch A:
BasVaHp 2.288 +7.5 +530 31.74 31.74
GbAIAp 3,821 +13.6 +11.10 1566 1666
Merrill Lynch B:
G0AIBI 2,199 +12.7 +1020 16.,34 16.34
Merrill Lynch C:
GlobAICt 1,989 +12.7 +10.20 15.90 15.90
Merrill Lynch I:
BasVall 4.169 +7.8 +5.60 31.87 31.87
G011t 2,096 +13.9 +11.30 16.70 16.70
MotagGrl 2,076 -.9 +120 22.64 2264
Morgan Stanley B:
AmOpp8 2,774 -.7 +2.50 2257 22.57
0DGthB 5,856 +4.0 +4590 37.13 37.13
USGvIB 2.765 4.5 +3.10 9.17 9.17
MorganStanley Inst:
CrPIInstn 2,173 +5.5 +4.10 11,62 11.62
InllEqn 7,038 +165 +14.90 21.22 21.22
Muhenkapn 2124 +16.1 +20.00 80.06 80.06
Mutual Series:
BeaaoiZ 3271 +10.3 +11.60 16.05 16.05
DiscZ 2,526 +12.9 +16.50 24.62 24.62
QueadZ 3,336 +10.4 +12.50 19.49 19.49
SharesZ 7,178 +9.5 +10.90 23,17 23.17
Nations Funds Pri A:
BOndFrA 1,880 +5.4 +3.30 995 995
InIlaPrAn 2,596 +170 +1560 22.96 22.96
Neuberger&Berm Tr:
Genesisn 4,770 +15.0 +15.40 4323 43.23
Nicholas Group:
N holn 2,472 6.4 +7.50 60.97 6097
Northeast Investors:
Tlustx 1,891 +10.8 +12.10 7.81 7.81
Nuveen Cl R:
InlmDurMuBd 2345 +4 +3.90 9.12 9.12
Oakmark Funds I:
Eqylncr 8,060 +10.4 +6.70 23+54 2354
Intllr 4,669 +153 +14.30 21.65 2165
Oakmrkr 7,034 +6A4 +5.80 4109 41.09
Select r S,582 +8.0 +350 33.12 33.12
One Group I:
Bondlnx 5216 +55 +280 1085 10.85
Oppenheimer A:
0CapAppA 5,507 +26 +1.40 40.56 40.56
CaplncAp 2,599 +9.4 +7.70 12.49 12.49
DevMdAp 2,541 +32.80 2823 2823
EGuyA 2,196 67 +5.50 10.75 1075
GbIaLAp 9,154 +101 +920 5938 59,38
GbtOppA 1,887 +15.0 +11.30 31.43 31.43
tMnStFdA 7,665 +4.6 +450 3520 3520
StdncAp 4233 +115 +810 432 432
Oppenheimer B:
nSIFB 2,404 +3.8 +3.70 34.19 34.19
Oppenheim Quest:
QBalA 3,181 +7.1 +350 1793 17.93
OBaa B 2,554 +42 +2.70 17.69 17.69
Oppenheimer Roch:
LtdNYAp 2,185 +51 4.50 3.35 335
RoMuAp 4,799 4639 6.40 17.95 17.95
PIMCO Admin PIMS:
TolRetAdn 17.180 +5.9 3,50 1065 10.65
PIMCO Instl PIMS:
AlAssel 3,025 NS +9.00 12.78 12.78
Cnn: RR 2,855 NS +1230 1520 1520
HiYIdn 2,965 +109 +1020 10.01 1001
LowDurn 9,328 +37 +1.40 10.15 10.15
ModDurn 1,981 +57 +260 1028 1028
RoaRetinsll 4,388 +11.0 +700 11.47 11.47
StaoT 2.542 2.4 +160 1002 10.02
TolRein 46,780 +62 +3.70 10.65 1065
TR11n 2.403 5.5 ,2.70 10.10 1010
PIMCO Funds A:
LowDurA 1.978 +32 +100 10.15 10.15
RenaisA' 2,576 +93 +3.00 2524 2524
RealRelAp 3.161 +10.5 +6.60 11.47 11.47
TolRtA 9,064 +5.7 +320 10.65 10.65
PIMCO Funds B:
ToiR1Bt 2,046 +49 +250 1065 1065
PIMCO Funds C:
RunaisCI 1,729 8.8 +3.10 2360 2360


rMa i-W IMu I-.-a4i L u h a r,.
Asls %n %R1 Pi Price Porch
8eRe6etCp 2,368 +9.9 .00 11.47 11.47
TolRCI 2,617 +4.9 +2.50 10.65 1065
PIMCO Funds D:
ToFlRup 2,310 +59 +340 1065 10.65
Pioneer Funds A:
H9hY4dAp 3,531 +11.4 +5.10 11.60 11.60
PonFdAp 5,461 +3.7 +790 41.86 41.86
VaieeAp 3,873 +69 +860 17.80 17.80
Pioneer Funds B:
H iekdBt 1,720 +105 +420 11.64 11.64
Pioneer Funds C:
HiM1Ct 2,346 +10.6 4.30 11.75 11.75
Price Funds Adv:
Eqtylncp 2,213 +8.2 10.70 2661 26.61
Price Funds:
Balancen 2,314 +7.6 +7.70 1979 19.79
BlueChipGn 7,228 +3.4 +2A40 30.10 30.10
CapAprn 5,128 +12.7 +1220 19.59 19.59
Eqlncn 15,956 +83 +10.90 26.66 26.66
Eqldxn 4,758 +44 +5.80 32.35 32.35
Growthn 8,337 +5.0 +400 26.13 26.13
GwhInn 1,814 +42 +520 2227 2227
HfMdn 3,509 +12.0 +9.80 720 7.20
rntSkn 5,0868 +8.6 8.50 13.04 13.04
MidCapn 12,258 +10.1 +10.80 48.91 48.91
MCapValn 4,650 +14.4 +12.10 22.61 22.61
NewEran 2,222 +20.7 +36.60 36.35 36.35
NwHrznn 5,625 +11.7 +950 2905 29.05
NeWlonn 2,967 +57 +3.60 9.11 9.11
S7Tchn 3,609 -1.1 -5.70 1825 1825
SmCapS kn 6,168 +10.3 +10.90 31.05 31.05
SrnCapVin 4,378 +17.6 +1820 3520 3520
SpecGr 2,54 +87 +890 16.79 16.79
Specinn 4,569 +97 +620 12.05 12.05
Valen 2,476 +86 +1070 22.89 22.89
Putnam Funds A:
CATxp 2.133 +5.1 +330 8.48 .48
EqInAp 2,107 +8.1 +1010 17.54 17.54
GeoApx 3,39 +5.8 +590 1804 1804
GibEqtyp 1,981 +7.7 800 847 847
GdnAp 12,274 +5+8 +7.00 19.44 19.44
H9dApx 1,982 +12.4 +10.40 824 824
IrtEqp 3,413 9.1 t+10.60 23.90 2390
InvAp 2,204 +54 8.10 12.55 12.55
NnOpAp 4,858 +23 +320 40.91 4091
VslaAp 1,935 +5.3 +11.30 9.43 9.43
VoyAp 7,965 -.8 -1.60 16.14 16.14
Putnam Funds B:
GdnBt 3,396 +4.9 +.10 19.14 1914
VoyBS 2,201 -16 -2.40 14.11 14.11
Putnam Funds M:
Dvlncp 3,096 +11.1 +7.50 1024 10+24
Putnam Funds Y:
Voyager 2225 -.6 -1.40 16.66 16.66
RS Funds:
RSParees 1,973 +303 +24.50 34.70 34.70
Royce Funds:
LowPoSkr 4,515 +10.4 +4.70 1500 1500
Prerdlni 2,929 +17.1 +16.40 1503 1503
TolRe(0 3,725 +14.0 +13.10 1224 1224
Russell Funds S:
DWEqS 2,133 4+46 +80 4288 42.88
IrtLecS 1,878 +12.3 +1180 6239 62.39
QuONEqS 2243 +45 +620 37.61 37.61
SEI Portfolios:
CoreFxrnAn 4.078 +5.9 +3.6 10.57 10.57
InEqAn 2,959 +10.9 +1330 11.14 11.14
LgCGroAn 3,905 -2 +1.60. 17.92 1792
LgCValAn 4,239 +8.3 +1220 21.67 21.67
TaxMgdC 2,071 +4.1 +7.10 1121 11.21
SSgA Funds:
SP500n 2,039 +45 +6.00 1984 1984
Schwab Funds:
10001nvr 4,387 +49 +610 3435 3435
10Se n 2,189 +5.0 +20 3434 3434
S&Plwn 3,922 +43 +580 18.51 1851
S&PSeIn 4,398 +45 +600 18.57 1857
YldPSe 3,951 +2.7 +230 9.69 969
Scudder Funds A:
D0mHRA 4,352 +7.0 +11.10 43.19 43.19
Hl9ncA 2.032 +12.5 +13.10 568 5.68
MgdMap 2,136 9 52 +2.00 922 922
USGovA 2,799 +4.1 +320 864 864
Scudder Funds S:
GrolncS 2258 +33 +460 211.74 21.74
Scudder Instl:
Eqly50L 1.776 +4.5 +6.10 13627 13627
Selected Funds:
AmShsSp 6.,815 +93 +8.10 3739 37.39
Seligman Group:
ComOnAl 2229 +15 -180 2420 2420
Sequoia 3,760 +67 +20 15542 15542
Smith Barney A:
AgGrAp 3,317 +36 +.70 9364 9364
ApprAp 3,536 +5.4 6.10 14.79 1479
FdValAp 2,248 +45 -.10 1484 1484
MgMuAp 1,987 +45 +230 1561 1561
Smith Barney B&P:
AgNBI 2261 +27 -.10 84.34 8434
Smith Barney C:
AgqGrC 1,721 +28 .. 8486 8486
Smith Barney 1:
vStral 2267 +4 -1.20 1749 17.49
Smith Barney Y:
LgCaGoY 1,777 +35 680 2165 2165
St FarmAssoc:
Gthn 2,921 +59 +820 4909 49.09
Strong Funds:
Oppynvn 2299 6.4 +8.30 4501 4550
TCW Galileo Fds:
SdEqy 2,726 +3.7 +140 17.91 1791
Templeton Instit:
EmMSp 2,061 +24.5 21.80 1567 1567
ForEqS 5,556 +152 +16.5 20.71 20.71
Third Avenue Fds:
RealEstValr 2,087 +22.3 +2340 27.44 27.44
Vaek 4,315 +15.5 +24.40 5338 5338


rIKI ., T .:% ;4n a hr.
Asset %I.n %h Prie PNch
Thrivent Fds A:
LgCapSlock 3,534 +20 +530 2554 25.54
Tweedy Browne:
GlwVal 6,307 +109 +15.30 24.15 24.15
USAA Group:
IrncSltkn 1,951 +5.4 A 00 16.75 16.75
Incoien 1,764 +5.7 360 12.45 12.45
S&PIdxn 2.184 +43 +5.80 1804 18.04
TxEITn 2,712 +53 .+330 13.36 13.36
TxELTn 2,318 +7.0 +4.50 1423 1423
Van Kamp Funds A:
CmstAp 10,504 +7.6 +10.70 18.36 18.36
EmGroAp 3,504 -1.6 +1.90 37.96 37.96
EqlylncAp 7,.766 +81 +830 8.64 864
GrnAp 5,699 +8.0 +9.80 2025 20.25
HYMuAp 2,971 +72 +830 10.79 10.79
Van Kamp Funds B:
CmsIBt 2.506 868 +9.80 18.35 18.35
EmGrBt 1,943 -23 +1.10 32.57 32.57
Eqlnc81 3,024 +73 +7.50 851 8.51
Vanguard Admiral:
500Admln 22,036 +46 +6.10 110.96 110.96
GNMAAdrn 5,363 +5.0 +390 10.45 1045
HthCaren 2,819 +7.4 +420 5342 5342
HiTlCpn 2,224 +9.4 +8.40 644 6.44
HiklAdmn 1,723 +6.1 +430 1087 1087
ITAdmin 5,314 +4.7 +1.90 13.55 13.55
LUdTarmAt 3,383 +3.1 +.40 10.85 10.85
P Capr 4,146 +7.6 +9.70 63.72 63.72
ShITrmAdm 2,396 +1.9 +.70 15.59 15.59
STiGrAdl 4254 +3.7 +140 1061 10.81
TIBdAdnmln 2,583 +5.2 +3.10 10.25 1025
ToItSMAdmn10,778 +6.3 +7.10 28.52 2852
WellnAdmn 5,622 +8.0 +9.10 52.44 52.44
WindsorAdmn4,533 +.0 +8.10 60.42 60.42
WdsrIlAdm 5,615 +10.1 +13.60 55.00 5500
Vanguard Fds:
AsseAn 9,483 +.4 t7.00 24.51 24.51
CapOppn 6,534 +10.3 +7.60 29.95 29.95
Energy 4,82 +27.0 +4770 44.84 44.84
Eqlncn 3,102 69 +1080 23.58 23.58
Exploern 7,989 +9.1 +5.90 7345 73.45
GNMAn 18,945 +4.9 +380 10.45 10.45
Grolncn 6,111 +5.6 +.10 30.75 39.75
HYCorpn 7.246 +9.3 48.30 644 6.44
HMtCaren 19,086 +73 4420 12659 12659
InlaPron 7,529 +10.4 +6.50 12.61 12.61
IntlIE. n 1,924 +234 +25.60 16.98 168
IntGr 7,992 +11.1 +12.60 1898 18.98
Int114n 2,723 +152 +15.60 31.72 31.72
ITI Grade 3218 +6.6 +320 10.03 10.03
ITTslyn 2,168 +60 +1.70 11.19 11.19
UFEConn 3,673 +62 +520 1525 1525
LIFEGron 5,986 +76 +8.00 20.00 20.00
LIFE6Mon 6,989 +72 +6.80 17.90 17.90
LTInGaden 4,328 +9.3 +8.40 9.69 9.69
Morgann 4,464 +5.1 +3.60 15.99 15.9
MuHYn 2,816 40 +4.30 10.87 10.87
MulnsLgn 1,898 .0 +2.80 12.84 12.84
Mulntn 6,963 4.6 +1.80 13.55 13,55
Muttn 3,478 3.0 .30 10.85 1385
MuShin 2,139 +1.6 +.70 15.59 15.59
Pmnr 21,964 7.5 +9.60 01.43 61.43
SelJak 2,407 +140+16.80 18.39 18.39
STARn 10,705 +80 +7.50 18.768 1.76
STIGrde 13,048 +36 1. +30 10.61 10.81
STFedn 2,402 32 +.40 10.36 10.36
STTsnyn 1.853 +34 +30 10.42 10.42
SliraEqn 3,774 .149 +13.40 2122 2122
USGron 5,175 .21 -.0 15.72 15.72
Waeln 9,320 +71 +7.00 21.76 21.76
Welbnn 28,205 +7.8 +9.00 30 .35 30.35
Wrlsen 15.873 +79 .790 17.90 17.90
Wdsil 29,020 +100 +1350 3090 3056
Vanguard Idx Fds:
5I0n 82.035 44 5 600 110.94 110.94
Balancedn 4.636 +2 +5.60 19.38 1938
EMkin 3,312 +21.9 2120 15.39 15.39
Europen 9281 +136 8t1640 26.50 26.50
Exteodn 5,337 +12.8 +1000 3079 3079
Growtin 7,415 1.1 +1.10 2594 2594
ITBaxn 3,627 8.68 +3.10 1062 1062
M oCap 5228 +11.8 +1470 1565 1565
Pac* n 3,978 .155 +1400 929 929
REIT1 4.311 .204 +1960 1806 18.06
Sinapon 0,039 .124 +1060 2628 2628
SircapVal 2.921 .12.6 +1530 13.71 1371
oSTBdn 3,802 +34 50 10.07 1007
ToBndn 19.732 +5.1 +300 1025 1025
tIlnlln 8.664 ,148 +1620 12.79 1279
TaStn 31,343 +2 7100 283 2852
Vauen 3,541 +85 +1200 21.47 2147
Vanguard Instl Fds:
Ellnn 2,032 +130 +1020 3081 3081
Intldxn 34510 4.7 +8.10 110.3 110.03
InsPIn 133186 +47 +620 11004 11004
MCapisdn 2.026 12.0 +14.80 1569 15169
T1stsn 7,541 +52 +3.10 1025 1025
TSen 10,024 +64 +7.10 28.53 28.53
Vantagepoint Fds:
GroOthn 2,8 0 +3 -350 809 8.09
Victory Funds:
0MS 2.100 5.9 +7.80 1636 1636
Waddelt & Reed Adv:
Accurnur 1,919 +1.9 +530 621 621
C'enmA 3,964 .23 10t10 572 572
ScTciA 2.131 +8.8 .820 1024 1024
Weitz Funds:
PaNal 2,757 .8.8 +660 23.17 23.17
Valuen 4,332 479 +.80 3648 3648
Wells Fargo InstI:
Grt8alln 1,795 +6 +4.00 29.67 29.67
IgCoGil 1,954 -23 4.50 44.30 44.30
Western Asset:
CorePkis 4,434 +79 +30 10.66 1 0.66
Core 3,005 +64 +390 11.45 11.45
William Blair N:
IrIGIMN 2,095 +13.4 +13.90 2222 2222


The daily stock arid nmt.aIl fund update is compiled after the market close.at.4 pJ.:,Q Fi ti F.ai jFuat 385-6155.


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ilect i- wN) Pf. LUn ll
High Low
In N 28.002750 .. 27.65 +4.10
IbcArts 0 64.72 62.5534.0064.04 +8.20
DS N 20.15 198562.0019.99 -1.70
mulex N 17.06 16.5326.00 16.54 -7.40
NcseP 0 11.78 11.17 ... 11.43 +920
CO N 39.9438.4665.0039.93+24.50
ntelasys N 1.54 148 .. 1.50
nLabss 28.35 27.65230027.92+10.30
qOfPT N 30.05 29.64 ... 2987 -5.40
esnTI 0 28.602822 2. 2828 -540
Exelons N 44.94 44.0516.004444 -8.20
ExtNetw 0 6.37 6.1251.00 6.13 -1.20
E,,MA N .W"' I'Ii.I ii .iii
Eyeted O .' ,. .",
F
F5Netw 0 52.71 51.2948.0051.88 +.85
FairchtiS N 16.43 158834.0016.15 -7.60
FanniMao N 60.75 5800010.0058.90 -3520
FedExCp N 98.1996.8423.0097.35 -6.60
FedrDS N 57.37 55.8115.0056.72 -7.80
FidelFin N 46.44 45.3411.00 45.34 -14.30
FFhT0h1 d 0 46.45 45.4517.0045.70 -18.90
Finisar 0 1.56 1.49 ... 1.50
FirstData N 4060 40.1018.0040.33 -3.70
Fsngy N 41,50 40.6315.0040.67 -400
FshrMa N 60.99 60.4936.0060.83 -1960
FlextMn 0 1.87 13.4728.0013.49 -660
FLYi 0 1.57 1.50 ... 1.50 -.80
FodM N 13.01 12.778.00 12.96 -1.00
FonestLab N 42.44 41.4517.0042.31 +250
Found O 10.4310.1630.0010.24 -70
FoX Et N 34.04 33.7024.0033.88 -220
FredMac N 63.51 61.419.00 61.73 -26.30
FMCG N 40.1739.4047.0039.732+1650
Freescn N 18.81 18.45 .. 18.57 -4.30
Frontees N 48.7647.806.00 47.99+12.60
FueCell 0 10.90 10.11 10.70+12.80
Fbrdia 0 .59 .56 ... 57 -.10
G
Gay N 21.32 20.8518.0021.09 -6.00
Galeway N 4.68 4.59 4.61 +120
Gemstar 0 5.61 545 5.58 +120
GeentchsN 47.31 46.5572.0046.99 +1.60
GenElec N 36.0635.6923.035.88 -3.50
GenMils N 52.14 51.6119.0051.74 -9.10
GnMo8 N 37.30 37.016.00 37.30 +1.60
GMdb33 N 25.20 25.05 ... 25.08 -1.30
Gena 0 1.49 137 .. 1.37
Genzye 0 57.00 55.7543.0056.30-24.80
GieadSdsO 33.95 32.9834.0033.55 7.50
Gillefte N 51.17 50.4430.0050.65+11.00
GlaxoSKIn N 47.59 46.99 ... 47.56+13.40
Glo lSFe N 38.09 37.4561.0037.67 +8.60
Gol g N 13.44 13293.0013.38 +1.10
GoldSg A 3. 297 .. 2.98 -220
GCoddWFs N 62.12 60.6515.0060.71 -28.10
GolknanS N 110.80108.6012.00109.00-37.70
ear N 1396 13.68 .. 13.79 -2.10
n 0198.84196.66 197.95+105.50
GranlPr N 23.47 22.8150.0023.40 +420
GrayWoll A 6.05 5.92 ... 6.02 +50
Guiant N 73.50 73.0645.0073.18 +80
H
HCAInc N 46.40 45.8718.0045.89 -11.60
Halltnm N 42.6 41.86 .. 42.49 +5.90
Hanover N 13.42 12.85 ... 13.30 -10.90
Harken A .52 .47 ... 51 +80
HarnyD N 61.80 608520.006126 -1.10
annoni 0 11.70 11.09 ..1128 -5.50
Harm yG N 8.36 8.05 .. 8.30 -2.00
HarOdFn N 71.5970911.0027123 -25.30
HelRp N 22'2.47 22.1316.0022.13 -2.40
He N 21.21 20.7618.0021.00 -3.00
Hon N 21.68212736.0021.57 -280
HlyWiE 0 13.7711.0013.83 .4.40
HorneD) N 4223 417419,0042.02 -7.90
Honwllnl N 38.2037.7423.003809 -8.40
HoasMarb N 16.04 15.80 .. 15.90 -1.00
HosmanEs N 52.74 51.5910.0052.36 -12.40
HumGen 0 11.75 1125 ... 11.41 -.10
Humana N V"P00?P1 71"F Tr" .m
Huntsmnn N .4N -",,' .1 1

JACInleac 0 22.23 21.97 ... 22.21 -18.40
IMS1HIM N 24.09238420.0024.05 +7.00
ShJapan A 10.67 10.58 .. 10.65 +.50
iShRl 0 GA 48.09 471 .. 4808 -0
iShRs2000A 126.41125.00 .. 125.55 -10.50
mclone 0 43.9042.3432.042.52 +8.60
mpacMtg N 20.10 19.805.00 19.83-15.10
N: N 40.1539.3414.340.07+43.00
ni-eo N 9.88 9.73 ... 9.88 -.10
0nf1 0 4296422019.0042.61 -5.00
O N 6.48 6.08 .. 6.20 -320
S eagirc 0 20.12 19.6921.0019.75 -.50
nigv 0 1220 11.9386.0012.00 -6.10
nel 0 240823.6419.0024.02 -150
nte c 3.09 2.60 2.80 +420
nA .70 .67 ... .69 .40
M N 942592.5519.009327 -.30
nIlGa ne N 31.04 30.5926.00 30.76 -7.70
ntPap N 38.65 38.12 ... 38.36 +13.40
nSteel N 41.40 41.104.00 41.20 +4.40
nterpaubfc N 13.30 13.14 ... 13.17 -5.10
nersil 0 16.87 163352.0016.67 -2.10
uit 0 41.42 39.6425.0040.95 +8.10
xia O 17.89 175061.0017.75 -2.70
J
JDS UniOr 0 10 .75 .. 1.79 -120
JPMogCh N 36.76 36.3024.0036.51 -9.70
Jab N 24.80242528.0024.74 -180
JetBle 0 18.86 18.1043.0018.42 -11,70
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Omelet House serves up



dishes with an Italian flair


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
LAKE PLACID The
Omelet House, Sub and
Sandwich Shoppe recently
opened at 340 East Interlake
Blvd.
"Owner Dominick DiStefano
had been in the residential con-
struction business for 57 years,"
said Alice Suter, manager. "And
during that time he's owned
eight restaurants around here.
He's an Italian who loves to
cook, and I've always enjoyed
working with him. Everything
here is homemade with an
Italian flair and his special
recipe sauces."
With the construction busi-
ness now in his son's care,
DiStefano found he had too


much time on his hands. Now
he creatively expresses himself
in his own restaurant's kitchen,
satisfying hungry people with
his great food.
The Omelet House is open
from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 1
p.m. Sunday, or you can call
ahead at 699-5577 for takeouts.
"We offer a large breakfast
selection, with the best Spanish
and Western omelets in
Highlands County for only
$4.99-$6.99," DiStefano said.
The standard lunch specials
are $4.99 for meatloaf, lasagna,
or chicken Parmesan. "And we
offer a wide variety of salads
just for dieters," Suter said.
"The blackened chicken salad is


a real popular request." It's
obvious from the tempting
aroma of soup and mouth-
watering desserts like carrot
cake, banana cream pie, and
German chocolate cake that
they are all homemade.
"Everyone brags on our
Cuban subs," Suter said. The
restaurant also offers pastrami
and Reuben sandwiches.
"People love 'em."
There is a counter to sit at,
plus intimate table seating with
a mural backdrop of a Scottish
golf course along the back wall.
The cooks and waitresses are all
friendly and welcoming. And
customers will be pleased with
both the quality and quantity of
the food.


SUE ANN CARPENTER/News-Sun
Customers (from left), Diane Lepsig of Temperance, Mich., Jo Ann Highland of Ontario, Canada and
Jan Rokel of Windham, N.H., enjoy a hearty breakfast at The Omelet House after shopping at Lake
Placid's annual Country Fair recently.


Small Farms Livestock Production Conference and Renovating Forages


A Small Farms Livestock
Production Conference will be
offered from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, at the
Okeechobee High School
VocationalhAgricultural facility,
Okeechobee, or Saturday,
March 19, in the DeSoto
County Extension Office
(DeSoto County Turner
Center), Arcadia.
This conference is designed
for ranchette and small
landowners engaged in or con-
sidering the production, care
and management of cattle, hors-
es or goats for pleasure or prof-
it.
The conference is designed
to give producers on a few
acres, a better understanding of


pastures and forages, health
management, nutritional needs
and management, reproduction
and breeding management, gen-
eral management practices and
equipment, and marketing
prospects and techniques to
assist them in being as produc-
tive and economically efficient
as possible.
The conference will have
three concurrent programs with
the same general agenda topics
for each of the three animal
species, with the discussion top-
ics to be tailored toward the
needs and requirements of the
particular species in each pro-
gram session. Extension spe-
cialists and extension agents
will teach the sessions.


Cost of the conference will
be $10 per person to include
lunch and program materials.
For registration information,
contact Pat Hogue, extension
agent of Okeechobee County, at
(863) 763-6469, 458 U.S. 98
N., Okeechobee.

Renovating forages
Are you planning to convert,
land to a pasture or reestablish a
pasture in the coming year? If
so you will want to consider
attending the "Renovating
Forages Program" sponsored by
the extension agents of The
South Florida Beef-Forage
Program.
Due to a number of factors
such as: three major hurricanes,


low citrus prices and citrus dis-
eases, landowners may see a
need to convert citrus land to
pastures or reestablish pastures
that were damaged by excessive
water.
Pastures may survive for
many years if they are estab-
lished and maintained correctly.
It is important to make the cor-
rect decision on the variety or
varieties chosen for pastures as
it will have long term affect on
the profitability of the ranch. A
continuing program of soil test-
ing and fertilizing and liming
according to soil test recom-
mendations helps to ensure
maximum production with min-
imal cost. Controlling weeds
and insects are preventative


measures that can be costly but
sometimes necessary for con-
tinued production. Selecting the
correct pesticide will protect the
pasture as well as the environ-
ment.
Cost of the program is $10.
This includes lunch and materi-
als. Individuals planning to
attend should contact one of the
following locations and con-
tacts for details and to respond:
Feb. 28 Bartow, Polk
County, (863) 519-8677,
Brantley Ivey,
Blvey @ ifas. ufl. edu


Program set
March 1 Wauchula,
Hardee County, (863) 773-
2164, Lockie Gary,
Hardee@ mail. ifas. ufl.edu
March 3 Arcadia,
DeSoto County, (863) 993-
4846, Jim Selph,
JSelph @ ifas.ufl.edu
March 8 Okeechobee,
Okeechobee County, (863) 763-
6469, Pat Hogue,
PHogue @ ifas. ufl. edu
March 10 LaBelle,
Hendry County, (863) 674-
4092, Sonja Crews-Crawford,
SYCR@ifas.sNJ BN


CURVE
continued from 1C
a sense of personal boundaries.
If their fingers fit up your nose
(and of course they do), that's
right where their fingers will
go.
I learned that babies like to
grab things, like beards and
glasses and pens.
I learned that what babies
grab goes right into their
mouths, and they're especially
fond of fingers. Good thing
they're not born with teeth.
I learned the hard way it's
wise to put a towel on your
shoulder before you burp a
baby.
And of course I learned that
what goes in, must come out.
Who knew milk could be so
transformed. Or that they drink
so much of it.
"How do you check a dia-
per?" I asked. "Do you feel
it?"
"Oh no," was the reply, "you
don't know what you'll get a
handful of. A visual check is
safer."
I knew I was in trouble
when I was handed a pair of
rubber gloves.
Closely supervised, I stood
at the bassinet, facing a
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who had no idea he was sup-
posed to cooperate. Many of
you can probably change a dia-
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have used two more make
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nose.
So there I was, struggling
with sleeper snaps and the dia-
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too successful there thank
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trying to be quick because I'd
been warned that little boys on
their backs are dangerous foun-
tains but unable to hurry
because he was having a good
time, waving his arms at one
.end and kicking at the other,
and I was afraid I'd hurt him.
Thank goodness safety pins
are no longer involved.
And that was just one baby.
Imagine changing diapers for a
dozen, trust me, it's nonstop.


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wear you out because you're in
constant motion too. I ran
around, got down on the floor,
lifted babies up, put them
down, and crawled on my
knees. Even when I sat, it was
in a rocker which required
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Of course, the work is worth
that effort. I doubt there's a
greater reward than making a
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who had fought falling asleep,


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Community
W News and events


Audubon
Society field
trip scheduled
The Audubon Society of
Highlands County invites all
who wish to learn where all
the local birding locations are,
should join Brian Messant
who will guide the birding
group. There is no "rain-date"
scheduled, but may be consid-
ered.
Messant is an experienced
birder from Great Britain,
who, like many of the birds he
will help identify, "fly" in to
the Florida area during the
winter months. A long stand-
ing member of the Audubon
Society, Messant has devoted
many hours searching out the
bird hot-spots in Highlands
County.
This field trip will concen-
trate in the East Lake
Istokpoga area. All partici-
pants should gather at the
Lake Placid Tower parking lot
at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and after
the birding session, all will
congregate at the Palms
Estates for lunch and review
the species seen.
Call Messant at 699-5797 to
reserve a spot and to coordi-
nate possible car pooling.

York Rite
Masons to meet
LAKE PLACID -
Highlands Chapter 64 Royal
Arch Masons and Heartland
Council 43, Royal & Select
Masters, will meet today at
Placid Lodge, 106 North Main
St.
A covered dish dinner, host-
ed by the York Rite ladies,
will be served at 6 p.m.
One of the topics for discus-
sion during both meetings will
be the meeting night for
December. All members are
urged to attend.
For further information,
contact Jim Christman at '452-
5862, Bob Murray at 385-
0860 or Gabe Moitozo at 465-
6977.

International
Food Festival
set for today
SEBRING Come to an
International Food Festival
from 12-3 p.m. today at
Sebring Seventh-day Adventist
Church, 2106 State Road 17
North.
Donations will be accepted
to benefit the ADRA Tsunami
fund.

Art being sold
SEBRING '- Agnes Laiosa
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Center. 209 SpringLake Blvd.,
Friday and Saturday.
The show/sale will be from
1-6 p.m. Friday and from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Laiosa's work is done in
mixed medium pastels,
watercolors, oils and pencils.
Another artist, Clem Gouveia,
also will offer some watercol-
or art in the show/sale.

Navy artifacts
on view at
museum
SEBRING Little known
facts of the U.S. Naval Service
that occurred during the month
of February are as follows:
Feb. 1, 1942: The first
USN carrier raids of World
War II made on the Marshall
and Gilbert Islands.
Feb. 3, 1801: Quasi-War
with France ends.
1 Feb. 7, 1965: Operation
Flaming Dart, retaliatory
bombing of North Vietnam.
Feb. 14, 1823:
Paddlewheeler Sea Gull is
first steamship to see combat.
Feb. 19: President's Day.
Feb. 20, 1815: Frigate
Constitution defeats and cap-
tures British Frigate Cyane
and sloop Levant.
See the beautiful model of
the Constitution displayed at
the Sea Services Museum with
many more artifacts. The
museum is at the corner of
Kenilworth Boulevard and
Roseland Avenue. The hours
of operation are 12-4 p.m.,
Wednesday through Saturday.

Fred Moore
performs for
Woman's Club
LAKE PLACID The
GFWC Lake Placid Woman's
Club will present "The Fred
Moore Show" at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 5, at the club-
house, 10 N. Main Ave. -
This program intertwines
the history, folklore and music
of Germany which is both
entertaining and educational.
Moore is a retired high school
teacher, who has been devel-
oping programs like this since
1989 and plays several differ-
ent instruments. His wife,
Sharon, joins him in the pro-
gram, providing comedic lines


and harmonizing vocals.
The public is invited to par-
ticipate in this musical event.
Tickets are $10 person and
includes a German-style
luncheon.
For tickets, call Elaine
Adelmnann at 655-1060.

Retired school
workers meet
SEBRING Retired
Pennsylvania school employ-
ees will meet at 11:30 a.m.
Monday, March 14, at
Homer's Smorgasbord, off the
Sebring Parkway near U.S. 27.
These twice yearly gather-
ings provide an opportunity
for former professional and
support staff personnel both to
socialize informally and to
discuss mutual post-retirement
concerns. Among other items,
those attending will hear and
discuss the latest news about
legislation for school retirees
being introduced into the
Pennsylvania General
Assembly and how to influ-
ence the political picture there.
Although sponsored by the
local chapter of the
Pennsylvania Association of
School Employees, the lunch-
eon get-together is open to all
former Pennsylvania school
staff members and guests who
reside full or part time in this
area.
Any interested person who
has not yet made a reservation
should call 471-3769 or 385-
6845 as soon as possible, but
no later than March 10.

Lawn care to be
topic with
homeowners
LAKE PLACID The
Leisure Lakes Homeowners
Association will meet at 10
a.m. Monday at the Bishop
Park building.
Chris Andrews, an exten-
sion agent with the Highlands
County Extension Service,
will be the guest speaker. His
presentation will be about
lawn care.
Come early for coffee and
--d6ughnuts.

Club seeks
women veterans
to attend tea
LAKE PLACID The
GFWC Lake Placid Women's
Club is hosting its annual
Women Veterans Tea from 2-4


p.m. Saturday, March 12, at
the clubhouse, 10 N. Main
Ave.
The guest speaker this year
is Joseph Dionne, director of
the Sebring Veterans Clinic.
Denise Williams, advocate for
the Highlands County
Veterans Service, will be on
hand to answer any questions
about these services.
.Jan Bowden. chairman of
the affair, hopes to honor
every women in the county
who has served or is serving
her country. Any woman vet-
eran who has not yet regis-
tered with the Lake Placid
Woman's Club, contact
Bowden at 465-1578 by
March 1.

Program set to
recognize men
who died on
'Dorchester'
LAKE PLACID -
American Legion Post 25 has
a special program open to the
public Monday.
This dedication program is
to remember the sacrifice of
672 men who died in the icy
waters of the North Atlantic
on Feb. 3, 1943, when the
USAT Dorchester was torpe-
doed. Focus will be placed on
the four chaplains who gave
their life jackets to four young
men so that they might live.
The dramatic story will be
told, in part, with an interfaith
candlelight service.
The four chaplains will be
represented by Chaplain
Bernie Wolkove, president of,
Temple Israel, Sebring; Father
J. Peter Sheehan of St.
Catherine Catholic Church in
Sebring; Douglas S. Pareti,
senior pastor of Memorial
United Methodist Church in
Lake Placid; and Ed Neiman,
Chaplain, Sons of American
Legion Vt. 25 in Lake Placid.
Service starts at 7 p.m.
Spaghetti dinner serving starts
at 6 p.m. for $5 donation.
People should call the office at
465-0975 and leave a message
of how many will be attending
the dinner.


Moose plan
events for week
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Moose will have these
events this week in the lodge
for members and equal ified
guests:
Today Pavilion is
open at I p.m. Karaoke by
Bob Lincoln \ill be from
3:30-7:30 p.m. Half-chicken
dinner served at 4 p.m.
Wednesday --Spaghetti
dinner served at 5-7 p.m.
Thursday Burgers.
jumbo hot dogs and fries
served at 6 p.m.; Music by
L&L Trio will be from 5:30-
9:30 p.m.
Friday Wings and
burgers served at 6 p.m. Music
by Lauren will be from 7-11
p.m.
Saturday 12-ounce
strip steak dinner served at 6
p.m. Music by Pete Ruano
will be from 7-11 p.m.

Hoosiers gather
for lunch
SEBRING Winter visi-
tors and former residents of
Hancock County, Ind. will
gather for a luncheon at 11
a.m. Monday at Homer's
Smorgasbord.
Hancock County, located
just east of Indianapolis on the
old National Road (U.S. 40),
with its county seat of
Greenfield, is-probably best
known as the home of James
Whitcomb Riley. the Hoosier
Poet.


No rescrvalions are needed.
The group will be meeting in
the lirge private dining room.
1 or details, call 699-2539.
Woman's Club
serves chili
SEBR1NG -The Woman's
Club of Sebring will be having
a chili dinner ifrom 5-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday for a donation of
$5.
The proceeds will be placed
in the scholarship fund.

Eagles serving

sandwiches
SEBRING The Sebring
Eagles Club will serve maid-
rite sandwiches from 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday.

Ventriloquist
performs
SEBRING A ventrilo-
qluist, Chere' Leroy and Leree,
will present the entertainment
at Sebring Country Estates'
carry-in dinner Thursday.
The meal will be served at
the clubhouse near the corner
of Corvette and Grand Prix at
6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass
and table service.
Pancakes, sausage and juice
are on the menu for breakfast
Saturday, March 12, at the
clubhouse. It is all-you-can-
eat; open to the public from 8-
11 a.m.
Annual yard sale will be at
8 a.m. March 19. Call 382-
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The Calendar provides a
brief listing of local clubs and
organizations who meet on a
regular basis. It is the respon-
sibility of the group to update
the News-Sun on any changes
in this listing by calling 385-
6155, Ext. 528.

TODAY
RIDGE AREA MIS-
SIONARY SOLDIERS
AVON PARK PATHFIND-
ER CLUB meets from 9 a.m.
to noon every first and third
Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St.,
Avon Park. For details, call
471-2143.
VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 3880
plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the
post, 1224 County Road 621
East, Lake Placid. For details,
call 699-5444.
VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 4300
plays euchre at 1:30 p.m. and
E&J Karaoke is from 4:30-
7:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 385-8902.
VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 9853
euchre, 1 p.m. in the canteen
in Avon Park. Open to mem-
bers and guests only. Music is
provided from 5-8 p.m. The
public is invited.

MONDAY
ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting, 8-9 p.m. at
Episcopal Church, Lakeshore
Drive, Sebring. For more
details, call 385-8807.
ALANON meets at 8 p.m.
at St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, 660 NW Lakeview
Drive, Sebring. For details,
call (863) 687-3800.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCI-
ATION SUPPORT GROUP
meets at 2 p.m. at the Oaks of
Avon, 1010 U.S. 27 North,
Avon Park. For details, call
385-3444.
AMERICAN LEGION
PLACID POST 25 has shuf-
fleboard at 1:30 p.m. at the
post in Lake Placid.
FRATERNAL ORDER
OF EAGLES 4240 AERIE
plays darts at 7 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details call 655-4007.
GARDEN CLUB OF
SEBRING meets noon,
Sebring Civic Center. Call
385-2044 or 382-2063 for
details.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
meets at 7:30 p.m. third
Monday in conference room 3
at the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center, Sebring. For
details, call Don Roberts at
402-0554 or Darrell Koranda
at 471-0226.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COMPOSITE SQUADRON
314 meets at 6:30 p.m. at the
Knights of Columbus Hall,
east of U.S. 27 across from
Lakeshore Mall in Sebring.
For details, call 385-1234.
HIGHLANDS DELTA
CHORALE, rehearses 7 p.m.,
Faith Lutheran Church, 2230
NE Lakeview Drive, Sebring
(September through May). No
auditions are required to join
and all ages are welcome. For
details or to book a concert,
call Cheryl Cometta at 699-
2663 or Pat Riccobono at 385-
4045.
LA LECHE LEAGUE,
breastfeeding support for
Highlands and southern Polk
counties, meets at 7 p.m.
every third Monday at the
Florida Hospital Heartland
conference rooms. Pregnant
and nursing mothers and their
babies are welcome. For more
information, call 655-6617 or
638-3954.
* LAKE PLACID AMERI-
CAN LEGION POST 25
meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall.


* LAKE PLACID ELKS
2661 provides food and music
for dancing from 4-7 p.m. at
the lodge. Darts is at 7 p.m.
Euchre is at 1 p.m. It is open
to members and their guests.
For details, call 465-2661.
* LAKE PLACID
LIBRARY has storytime at
10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except
during holidays.
* LIONS CLUB OF
SEBRING offers beginner
line dance classes from 7-8
p.m. every Monday at the
clubhouse on the Sebring
Parkway. For details, call Bob
Tedstone at 214-6772 or
teacher Dee Grevan at 471-
3276.
* NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION OF RETIRED VET-
ERAN RAILWAY
EMPLOYEES meets at 11:30
a.m. third Monday from
October through May at
Homer's Smorgasbord in
Sebring. For more details, call
471-0137.
* ORCHID SOCIETY OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
meets 7 p.m. on the fourth
Monday at Atonement
Lutheran Church, 1744 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call
Ed Fabik at 465-2830 for
details.
* ROTARY CLUB OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
meets at 6:15 p.m.,
Savannah's restaurant in
Sebring. For details, call
Darrell Peer at 385-0107.
* SEBRING BRIDGE
. CLUB plays at 12:30 p.m. at
347 Femleaf, Sebring.
* SEBRING OPTIMIST
CLUB meets at 6:15 p.m. first
and third Mondays at various
locations. For details, call
Gabriel Read, 453-2859 or
Earle Luke at 381-3514.
* SEBRING RECRE-
ATION CLUB has hobby
club at 9:30 a.m. and nickel
scramble shuffleboard at 1:15
p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave.,
Sebring. Memberships avail-
able. For details, call 385-
2966 from 9 a.m. to noon
Monday through Friday.
* SERTOMA meets noon,
Takis Family Restaurant,
Sebring.
* SOUTH FLORIDA COM-
MUNITY COLLEGE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CONCERT BAND rehearses
at 7 p.m., Sebring High
School Band Room, Sebring.
Adults and SFCC students
with band performing experi-
ence are welcome. For more
details, call Dwight Smith at
386-0655 or Larry Vezina at
385-3955.
* SUN 'N LAKES RECRE-
ATION DISTRICT IN
LAKE PLACID has exercise


classes at 9 a.m. in the club-
house and beginning computer
at 1 p.m.
TOPS FL. 632, SEBRING
meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at the First
Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, Sebring. For
details, call Betty Gregeson at
699-2132 or Donna Goodwin
at 655-2118.
VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 3880
euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224
County Road 621 East, Lake
Placid. For more details, call
' 699-5444.
VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 4300
meets 7:30 p.m. third Monday,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring.

TUESDAY
AL-ANON FAMILY
GROUPS meet for discussion
and Twelve Step study at
noon, Union Congregational
Church, 105 N. Forest Ave.,
Avon Park. Parking available
south of old church.
8 & 40 SALON 687 Call
Betty Darmer, 465-2272, for
details.
AMERICAN LEGION
PLACID POST 25 has shuf-
fleboard at 1:30 p.m. at the
post in Lake Placid.
AVON PARK LIBRARY
has storytime at 10 a.m. for
ages 3-5 except during holi-
days.
BUSY BEE CRAFT
CLUB meets 9-11 a.m.,
Community Christian Church,
New Life Way, Sebring.
Everyone is welcome. This
club is not affiliated with the
church. For more details, call
Marie Rand, 385-3012.
FLETCHER MUSIC
CLUB meets every Thursday
and Tuesday at Fletcher Music
Centerin Lakeshore Mall,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-3288.
HEARTLAND AVIAN
. SOCIETY meets at 7:30 p.m.
fourth Tuesday at SunTrust
Bank, 126 W. Center Ave.,
Sebring. Society sponsors a
yearly bird show in January.
Periodic seminars are offered
featuring guest speakers.
Funds raised are used to sups-' '-
port scientific research benefit-
ting birds and further educa-
tion for veterinarian students.
For more details, call Maxine
June at 465-9358 or Lisa
Greene at 465-5558.
* THE HEARTLAND
HARMONIZERS BARBER-
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7-9 p.m. in the Magnolia
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Drive, Sebring. All men who
enjoy singing are invited.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
QUILT GUILD meets first
and third Tuesday, St. Agnes
Episcopal Church, Sebring.
Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting
times at 314-0557 or e-mail
luckyduck@nyinailstation.co
MI.
* KNIGHTS OF COLUM-
BUS COUNCIL 5441 meets
8 p.m. every second and
fourth Tuesday at Knights of
Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27
N., Sebring. For details, call
385-0987.
* LAKE PLACID ELKS
LODGE 2661 meets 8 p.m.,
second and fourth Tuesdays.
* LAKE PLACID
JAYCEES meets
7:30 p.m., Jaxson's. Board
meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe
Collins, 655-5545, for details.
* LAKE PLACID LIONS
CLUB meets 7 p.m. second
and fourth Tuesday at Beef
O'Brady's in the Winn Dixie
shopping plaza in Lake Placid.
For details, call Jeanne
Parzygnat at 699-0743 or 441 -
1207.
* LAKE PLACID WOMEN
OF THE MOOSE has a busi-
ness meeting at 7:30 p.m. the
fourth Tuesday at the lodge.
* LORIDA COMMUNITY
CLUB meets at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Lorida
Community Center to plan
events.
* MASONIC LODGE meets
8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake
Placid.
* OVEREATERS ANONY-
MOUS meets from 8-9 a.m.
every Tuesday at Walker
Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd, Avon Park. For
details, call 385-4277.
* PLACID LAKES
BRIDGE CLUB meets 9 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at
Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010
Placid Lakes Blvd. For
details, call 465-4888.
* SEBRING ELKS LODGE
1529 has music by Reese
Thomas, 4-7 p.m. All Elks and
their guests invited. Tidbits of
food served. Canasta is played
from 9?:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring
a lunch: For more details, call
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* SEBRING LIONS CLUB
meets at noon at the club-
house, 3400 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring. For more details, call
First Vice President Dianne
Doty at 382-1273.
* SEBRING MOOSE
LODGE 2259 serves soft
shell tacos 5-7 p.m. at 11675
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details,
call 655-3920.
* SEBRING RECRE-
ATION CLUB plays bridge at
1 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Memberships
available. For details, call 385-
2966 from 9 a.m. to noon
Monday through Friday.
* SEBRING ROTARY
CLUB meets noon, Sebring
Civic Center. For details call
385-8850.
* SOUTH FLORIDA COM-
MUNITY COLLEGE COM-
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SFCC Fine Arts building. For
details, call June Zweidinger
at 471-3968.
* SUN 'N LAKES RECRE-
ATION DISTRICT IN
LAKE PLACID has horse-
shoes, advanced line dancing
and softball at 9 a.m.; begin-
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and bridge club at noon.
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or on the game field.
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1042 North Brainerd, Avon
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For details, call 452-0108.
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SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS


Breakfasts and lunches being
served in the Highlands County
School District for the upcom-
ing week of Feb. 21-25,
include:

High schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday: Waffles and
sausage, assorted cereals, toast
and jelly, breakfast yogurt.
Tuesday: Breakfast Hot
Pocket, assorted cereals, toast
and jelly, breakfast yogurt.
Wednesday: Sausage and
biscuit, assorted cereals, toast
and jelly, breakfast yogurt.
Thursday: Doughnut,
assorted cereals, toast and jelly,
breakfast yogurt.
Friday: Scrambled eggs with
ham, assorted cereals, toast and
jelly, breakfast yogurt.

Lunches
Monday: Chicken marinara
with spaghetti, yeast roll, mixed
vegetables, tossed salad, light
chocolate pudding, peach
slices, juice, TKO, milk variety,
ham and cheese speedy, cheese-
burger basket, chicken sand-
wich basket, Gilardi pizza bas-
ket, oriental chicken salad, tuna
salad plate, chicken Caesar
salad, chef salad, fruit and
yogurt salad, Frito-Lay chips,
chocolate chip cookies.
Tuesday: Chicken nuggets,
yeast roll, mashed potatoes,
brown gravy, broccoli, chilled
fruit cup, yellow cake, choco-
late cream frosting, juice, TKO,
milk variety, hoagie sandwich,
cheeseburger basket, chicken
sandwich basket, Gilardi pizza
basket, tuna salad plate, chicken
Caesar salad, chef salad, fruit
and yogurt salad, Frito-Lay
chips, chocolate chip cookies.
Wednesday: Macaroni and
cheese, sliced ham, yeast roll,
Prince Edward blend, cabbage,
fresh fruit salad, juice, TKO,
milk variety, turkey and cheese


ACT test set

for April 9 for

college-bound

students
Registration
deadline coming
March 4
College-bound high school
students can take the ACT
Assessment on April 9, the next
nationwide test date.
The registration postmark
deadline is March 4. Late regis-
tration postmark deadline is
March 18 (an additional fee is
required for late registration).
The ACT Assessment now
contains an optional writing
test. Some colleges will require
writing scores from students
entering college in the fall of
2006. Students should check
the admissions requirements of
colleges they are considering
before deciding whether to reg-
ister for the ACT with or with-
out the writing test. The cost is
$28 without and $42 with the
Writing Test.
Students can receive regis-
tration information from their
high school guidance coun-
selors or the can register on
ACT's Web site at www.actstu-
dent.org. The Web site also fea-
tures test tips, practice tests,
and a database for students to
find out if a prospective college
requires a writing score.
ACT scores are accepted by
virtually all colleges and uni-
versities in the nation, includ-
ing all Ivy League schools.
Scores are used, along with a
student's high school GPA,
high school courses taken,
extracurricular activities and
other information to help deter-
mine if a student is academical-
ly ready for college-level
coursework.


ACT encourages eleventh
graders to examine their ACT
scores for academic weakness-
es and take more challenging
courses or receive extra help to
grow stronger in important aca-
demic areas. Te ACT
Assessment includes four test;
English, reading, math and sci-
ence. Students who opt to take
the writing test will ad 30 min-
utes to the three-hour normal
testing time.


speedy, cheeseburger basket,
chicken sandwich basket,
Gilardi pizza basket, oriental
chicken salad, tuna salad plate,
chicken Caesar salad, chef
salad, fruit and yogurt salad,
Frito-Lay chips, chocolate chip
cookies.
Thursday: Philly chicken
sandwich, french fries or rotini,
peas and carrots, sliced pears,
pineapple upside down cake,
juice, TKO, variety milk, ham
and cheese speedy, cheeseburg-
er basket, chicken sandwich
basket, Gilardi pizza basket,
tuna salad plate, chicken Caesar
salad, chef salad, fruit and
yogurt salad, Frito-Lay chips,
chocolate chip cookies.
Friday: Tacos with salsa,
Spanish rice, corn cobbettes,
peach slices, juice, TKO, vari-
ety milk, hoagie sandwich,
cheeseburger basket, chicken
sandwich basket, Gilardi pizza
basket, oriental chicken salad,
tuna salad plate, chicken Caesar
salad, chef salad, fruit and
yogurt salad, Frito-Lay chips,
chocolate chip cookies.

Middle schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday: French toast with
sausage and syrup, assorted
cereals, toast and jelly, break-
fast yogurt.
Tuesday: Eggs with grits,
assorted cereals, toast and jelly,
breakfast yogurt.
Wednesday: Sausage and
biscuit, assorted cereals, toast
and jelly, breakfast yogurt.
Thursday: Doughnut,
assorted cereals, toast and jelly,
breakfast yogurt.
Friday: Pancake, sausage
and syrup, assorted cereals,
toast and jelly, breakfast yogurt.

Lunches
Monday: Gilardi pepperoni


pizza, sloppy joe on a bun,
potato puffs, corn cobbettes,
fresh veggies cup with clip,
juice, TKO, variety milk, ham
and cheese speedy, cheeseburg-
er basket, chicken sandwich
basket, Gilardi pizza basket,
oriental chicken salad, tuna
salad plate, chicken Caesar
salad, chef salad, fruit and
yogurt salad, Frito-Lay chips,
chocolate chip cookies.
Tuesday: Sliced turkey with
gravy, yeast roll, corn dog,
mashed potatoes or rotini,
brown gravy, Prince Edward
blend, assorted fresh fruit, juice,
TKO, variety milk, hoagie
sandwich, cheeseburger basket,
chicken sandwich basket,
Gilardi pizza basket, tuna salad
plate, chicken Caesar salad,
chef salad, fruit and yogurt
salad, Frito-Lay chips, choco-
late chip cookies.
Wednesday: Chicken
nuggets, yeast roll, cheeseburg-
er, potato puffs, broccoli,
chilled fruit cup, juice, TKO,
variety milk, turkey and cheese
sandwich, cheeseburger basket,
chicken sandwich basket,
Gilardi pizza basket, oriental
chicken salad, tuna salad plate,
chicken Caesar salad, chef
salad, fruit and ,yogurt salad,
Frito-Lay chips, chocolate chip
cookies.
Thursday: Tacos, salsa,
breaded beef pattie, yeast roll,
mashed potatoes, brown gravy,
peas and carrots, peach slices,
chocolate chip cookies, juice,
TKO, variety milk, ham and
cheese speedy, cheeseburger
basket, chicken sandwich bas-
ket, Gilardi pizza basket, tuna
salad plate, chicken Caesar
salad, chef salad, fruit and
yogurt salad, Frito-Lay chips,
chocolate chip cookies.
Friday: Beefaroni, yeast roll,
sloppy joe on a bun. french
fries, green beans, pineapple
cup, juice, TKO, variety milk,


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hoagie sandwich, cheeseburger
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ket, Gilardi pizza basket, orien-
tal chicken salad, tuna salad
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chef salad, fruit and yogurt
salad, Frito-Lay chips, choco-
late chip cookies.

Elementary schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday: Sausage and bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, assorted
jelly, breakfast yogurt.
Tuesday: Cheese breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, break-
fast yogurt.
Wednesday: Cheese grits
with toast, assorted cereals,
breakfast yogurt.
Thursday: Sausage and bis-
cuit, assorted jelly, assorted
cereals, breakfast yogurt.
Friday: Scrambled eggs with
ham, toast and jelly, assorted
cereals, breakfast yogurt.


Lunches
Monday: Baked chicken,
yeast roll, ham sandwich,
mashed potatoes or shells,
chicken gravy, mixed vegeta-
bles, assorted fresh fruit, variety
milk.
Tuesday: Sloppy joe on a
bun, ketchup, mayonnaise,
mustard, peanut butter and jelly
sandwich, upstate cherry vanil-
la, broccoli, sliced pears, vari-
ety milk.
Wednesday: Macaroni and
cheese, Lit'l Smokies, yeast


roll, deli turkey sandwich,
tossed salad, green beans,
mixed fruit cup, variety milk.
Thursday: Hot dog on a bun,
ketchup, mustard, sweet relish,
salad shake-up, french fries,
baked beans, diced peaches,
variety milk.
Friday: Chicken nuggets,
Ken's Barbecue Sauce, yeast
roll, deli turkey sandwich,
mashed potatoes or yellow rice,
brown gravy, California blend,
pineapple cup, variety milk.


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356 W. Center Avenue. Parking is available.
The workshop is free and open to members of
all non-profit organizations interested in having a
public humanities program. Susan Lockwood,
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Highlands County Commission Agenda


February 22, 2005
1. Meeting called to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of
Allegiance
3. ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. Clerk
B. Upcoming County
meetings:
Tuesday, 10 a.m. -
Local Mitigation Strategy
Committee, Room 251,
Highlands County Government
Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. -
Highlands County HC Tourist
Development Council branding
seminar, Board Room,
Highlands County Government
Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring
Wednesday, 4 p.m. -
Natural Resources Advisory
Commission Land Acquisition
Subcommittee, Planning
Department Consulting Room,
first floor, 501 S. Commerce
Ave., Sebring
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. -
Highlands County Tourist
Development Council Special
Events Committee, training
room, second floor, 505 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring
Thursday, 1:15 p.m. -
Highlands County Hospital
District Board, Board Room,
Highlands County Government
Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Request approval to
pay all duly authorized bills
and employee benefits
February 22, 2005
B. Request approval of
new position Code
Enforcement Clerk
C. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
William E. Angus
D. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Michael E. Singletary
E. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Dawn Evelyn Rogers
F Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Michael D. Foxx
G. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Alexis Susan Reyes
McCarthy and Peter J.
McCarthy
H. Request approval of
Law Enforcement Housing
Agreement Windy Point Park
I. Request approval of


transfer or sale of tax certifi-
cates per attached lists for
Perez
J. Request approval of
transfer or sale of tax certifi-
cates per attached lists for
Smith and Randolph
K. Request approval of
Notice of Nuisance on CE
05010078, 6116 3rd Ave. E.,
Sebring
L. Request approval of
Resolution and Budget
Amendment 04-05-118
5. PUBLIC HEARING:
Requesting a Notice of Lien
once 04060065, 4619 High
Avenue, Sebring
6. PUBLIC HEARING:
Public Hearing on Lien Notice
Code Case CE0410-0074
7. PUBLIC HEARING:
Public Hearing requesting
Notice of Lien on CE
04040059, 3637 Godwin Road
8. PUBLIC HEARING:
Consideration of a resolution to
vacation stormwater retention
area in Golf Hammock, Unit V.
9. PUBLIC HEARING: To
consider Contract for Sale and
Purchase Agreement for 1118
Lake Sebring Drive, Sebring,
also known as Lake Sebring
Sheet 1 PB2-PG 12 Lot 4
Block 301 Per or 495-PG 915
10. PUBLIC HEARING:
Two zoning changes, one
small scale plan amendment,
and Amendments to Chapter 12
(Merger of the LDRs into
Chapter 12) are on the Board
of County Commissioners
agenda. These items were
heard by the Planning and
Zoning Commission and the
Local Planning Agency on Feb.
8.
NEW BUSINESS: HEAR-
ING 1773 Marjorie K.
Bretsnyder Revocable Trust,
John A. Bretsnyder and
Marjorie K. Bretsnyder. The
parcel is located at 573 Holmes
Ave., Lake Placid. Request is a
zoning change from
Agricultural (AU) to Estate
District (AU). Applicant
desires to construct a single
family dwelling.
HEARING 1774 Coronado
Custom Homes Inc. and
Atlantic Industries, c/o Rick
Whidden. Approximately 6.11
acres located east of U.S. 27
South and north of Le Club
Drive, Lake Placid. Request: A
zoning changing from Multiple


Dwelling District with a
Flexible Unit Development (R-
3 FUD) to a Multiple Dwelling
District with a Flexible Unit
Development (R-3 RUD).
Applicant desires to construct a
condominium community.
HEARING CPA-05-327SS -
AMVETS, Bruce L. Simpson
Post 21 Inc. c/o Donald
Elliott, Lying on the South side
of U.S. 98, approximately 550
feet east from the intersection
of County Road 17 South and
U.S. 98. Request: A small scale
plan amendment from
Agriculture to Commercial.
Applicant desires mini- ware-
houses.
PUBLIC HEARING:
Amendments to Chapter 12
(Merger of the LDRs into
Chapter 12).
Request: Hold first public
hearing and consider input into
the 3 ordinances, including the
AWhite@ pages (inside the
notebook), the AGreen@
Ordinance, and
AGray@ Ordinance. The only
required action is to set the
second public hearing for
March 8.
11. ACTION:
A. Development Services


Director: Presentation of Long
Range Transportation Plan
B. Housing Coordinator:
Request approval of a
Resolution of participation in
the HOME Consortia
C. County Administrator:
1. Request approval of
Resolution and budget amend-


ment 04-05-124 increasing
Fund 151 Reserve for
Contingency and appropriation
of grant funds for Windy Point
Park
2. Request approval of
Consultant Service Agreement
96 with Chastain Skillman for
engineering work for a grant


application on County Road
621, and Budget Amendment
04-05-120
3. Request approval of
Resolution in support of Sun
'N Lake lots swap with the
State of Florida
12. COMMISSIONERS:
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year, the World Changers plan is to complete a total of 30 roofs.
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SHELBYVILLE, Ind. -
Karrie Jeremiah pulled a dis-
carded lottery ticket from a
restaurant trash can and hit the
jackpot.
Two other people had pur-
chased the $5 Hoosier Lottery
scratch-off ticket last week at the
Chaperral Cafe. When a clerk at
the downtown cafe told them it
wasn't the $40 winner they were
hoping for, they threw it away,
lottery officials said.
It wasn't a $40 winner it
was a $100,000 winner.
Jeremiah said she wondered
whether the numbers were com-
pletely checked before the ticket
was tossed.
"Who would ever throw this
ticket in the trash knowing it was
a $100,000 hit?" she said.
Lottery security director Ellen
Corcella said the cafe clerk had
not checked for any winning


combinations other than for $40.
Lottery officials on Feb. 10
issued Jeremiah a check for
$71,600 the amount after
taxes were withheld.
Corcella said the lottery was
looking into the circumstances
surrounding the ticket, but
believed Jeremiah was the right-
ful winner.
"If I drop $100,000 in the
street and walk away and the
next person picks it up, it's their
money," she said.
Mark McNeely, an attorney
for cafe owner Shirley Bailey,
said lottery officials had been
negligent by not providing ade-
quate training. "Let's focus on
the real issues and not try to cast
all of our blame on this little mer-
chant here in Shelbyville when
the lack of training may have
been the issue that caused the
problem to begin with," he said.


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New money scam uncovered;


Attorney General near victim


Bringing home the prize


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Florida
Attorney General Charlie Crist
is advising consumers about a
new and aggressive financial
scam that leaves virtually
nobody immune from attack -
including the Attorney General
himself.
Last week, Crist reportedly
received a pair of cashier's
checks totaling $21,000
attempting to draw the Attorney
General into the latest variation
of a familiar scam.
For more than two decades
authorities have battled the
international mail scheme com-
monly known as the "Nigerian
Bank Scam."
In its traditional form, the
scam involves a promise that an
individual will pay the victim
from a large pool of money
being held overseas, if the vic-
tim first sends a smaller amount
of money as "security."
The victim sends the money
but then never again hears from
the sender.
Recently, a new twist on the
old system has emerged. In this
variation, the victim receives a
cashier's check in the mail or
via overnight delivery.
The check is for a large sum
of money from what appears to
be a nationally recognized
banking institution. No expla-
nation accompanies the check,


but the victim may attempt to
deposit it into his or her bank
account.
Should the victim's bank
accept the deposit, the check is
routed to the financial institu-
tion of origin where it is discov-
ered that the account has been
closed.
The check is then forwarded
to the original holder of the
closed account, who now has
the victim's banking informa-
tion.
It can take some time for the
victim to realize that the integri-
ty of their bank account has
been compromised.
"The audacity of these crimi-
nals is breathtaking," said Crist.
I"This is a vivid reminder that if
something sounds too good to
be true, it probably is"
Crist a leader in efforts
against identity theft and other
scams immediately recog-
nized that the cashier's checks
were of dubious authenticity.
He contacted the Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement to alert them to
the scheme.
FDLE agents subsequently
have confirmed that the checks
indeed were part of a scam and
said it appears to be a variant on
the traditional Nigerian check
scam.
The agency now is investi-
gating this new development.


Consumers who receive any
type of similar cashier's check
or solicitation to participate in
an advanced pay scheme should
immediately contact their local
U.S. Secret Service office.

The Attorney General has
offered a list of suggestions to
avoid becoming the victim of
such a scheme:
Avoid providing your per-
sonal or banking information to
any unknown person or busi-
ness.
If you receive a request
for personal or banking infor-
mation from an unknown per-
son or business, do not reply in
any manner.
Avoid any behavior that
might result in the compro-
mised integrity of any personal
information, including bank
account numbers and credit
information.

Detailed information on
identity theft prevention and
steps to take if one becomes a
victim can be found at myflori-
dalegal.com/identitytheft
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement suggests that
those looking for more infor-
mation to protect themselves
from such schemes visit these
Web sites: www.secure
florida.org or www.secretser-
vice.gov/alert419.shtml


Lake Placid will limit use of digital signs


By SHARON JONES
News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The Lake
Placid Town Council is coming
to terms with having digital
signs within the town limits.
On Monday the council
approved an amendment to its
sign code at its first public hear-
ing. Ordinance 2005-435 will
allow signs that display chang-
ing text messages, providing
the messages do not change
more than once every five min-
utes.
Town Attorney Bert J. Harris


III will also be meeting with
attorneys from Central Florida
Yamaha to discuss the use of its
flashing digital sign.
The town's sign code pro-
hibits flashing, and trailing
signs. However, when Central
Florida Yamaha applied for a
permit for such a sign, the
application was approved by
town zoning director Jim
LaRue.
The council has contended
that the permit for the sign is
legal but the use of the sign is
not. The sign displays constant-


ly changing messages and, in
the past, has featured digital
images of waveboarders.

While the town was battling
Central Florida Yamaha over its
digital sign, Alan Underwood
of Lake Placid Marine filed a
request for a permit for a simi-
lar sign. When Underwood
became impatient over the
delay in processing his request
while the council debated the
issue, the council came up with
a compromise that became
Ordinance 2005-435.


Courtesy photo
Sebring High School Varsity Dance Team received first place ranking over four teams this past
weekend at the Florida State Fair Cheer and Dance Championship. They won $1,400 prize money.
Dance team members are (front row, from left) Gina Gallimore, Lauren Magnus, Jennifer
Yarbrough and Lindsey Lucas; (middle row, from left) Ashley Richardson, Shannon Gillian, Theo
Shannon, Lisa Taylor; and (back row, from left) Kaila Bateman and Sara Schmidt.


County to repair damaged canals


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING Hurricane
repair continues in Highlands
County.
The latest repair work will be
to canals on Little Lake Jackson
and Lake Bonnet. Clell Ford,
county lakes manager, said
Tuesday that as long as com-
missioners approved the project
that day, he could get funding
from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture Natural Resource
Conservation Service to do the
work.
Commissioners approved the
project, not to exceed $41,000,
with about $10,000 in local
funds or in-kind match. In both
cases, no costs are expected for
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection per-


mits. Ford also doesn't expect
to have any problem securing
the permits.
Erin Park Canal
After the 2004 hurricane sea-
son, the Erin Park Canal on the
south end of Little Lake
Jackson had severe erosion to
one of the banks. Ford said that,
working from shore, county
crews can use a back hoe to
dredge the canal in an area 60
feet long and 20 feet wide,
about five feet deep roughly
220 cubic yards of sediment.
The landowner wants the sand
back on the shoreline.
Ford said the DEP is willing
to do an emergency permit for
the work. Original cost esti-
mates were $10,000, but the
USDA has estimated cost at less


than $7,500.
Lake Bonnet Village
An island of tussock blocks
the entrance to the Lake Bonnet
Village Canal on the north side
of Lake Bonnet. This project
will need to clear an area 60
feet long and 20 feet wide, but
only about two feet deep.
Still, the project will need to
move about 100 cubic yards of
material onto the shore for
removal. Residents of the vil-
lage are willing to work with
his office. Ford said the project
would not use any chemicals.
Tussock would be physically
removed from the canal.
Original cost was estimated
at $10,000, but the USDA esti-
mates $30,000 for reopening
the canal and $3,000 to mobi-
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S M Cancer strikes youngsters too


By ANGIE THOMAS
Special to the News-Sun
Cancer strikes at any age.
Our son, Calvin, was diag-
nosed with cancer at the age of
16 months. Being sick a lot, I
was told that it was normal for
babies to have ear infections
and be sick.
When we took him to a doc-
tor in St. Petersburg, he was
immediately transported to All
Children's Hospital and we
were told that he may not sur-
vive the ride to the hospital.
At the hospital we were told
that he definitely had cancer,
but how severe and what kind
was not immediately known;
we would know in a week's
time. The wait began, and it
was the longest week of our
lives.
He was diagnosed with acute
lymphoblastic leukemia.
Treatment for this type of can-
cer has a 50/50 chance of sur-
vival in the past; however there
was a new treatment under
research that may work.
It was the highest dosage of
chemotherapy before going to
radiation for our son's age and
body weight. The treatment
alone could kill him.
Treatment began in April
1997 to December 1997? He
had his good days and very bad


Courtesy photos
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Courtesy photo
Calvin Thomas Jr. (front center) is a cancer survivor. His family
includes brothers Casey (front left) and Corbyn and his parents
Calvin Sr. and Angie.


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We feel because of the con-
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He has been treated and cancer
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Calvin's case and treatment are


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Today Calvin is a happy,
active 9-year-old and we are
told that he has less than a 1
percent chance that his cancer
will return. That's why this year
my family and I are involved in
Relay For Life.


Sue Roberts(left) accepts check from Ruth K. Davis as a sponsor of
Relay for Life Sebring.


Nayd.een Stamats (left) thanks Debbie Turner of Security First Title
Partners for becoming a Relay for Life Sebring sponsor.


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an unfair view
Editor:
An open letter to the Avon
Park City Council members
and staff
As 4 downtown Avon Park
merchant, I feel our city coun-
cil has made it clear to me that
my business (being located in
the Historic District) is
insignificant to the city.
I take up too much of your
time? I am always asking for
handouts?
OK, in that regard I will
apologize to our council mem-
bers on behalf of myself and all
my customers (yes, Doug
Eason, people really do stop
and shop downtown) for all
these problems we seem to be
creating by asking code
enforcement to be enforced.
Sure am sorry about that. Is this
what council means by "ask-
ing" for "handouts"?
Since no one on council or
staff spoke in defense of our
historic shopping district, I feel
they have done an injustice to
our business community and to
those that are rebuilding,
reopening, remodeling- 'and
newly opened. ,.
We are proud to ha0e them in
Downtown Avon Park. Shame
on this city council for present-
ing a pathetic view of our
Historic Shopping District.
Shame on Highlands Today
for endorsing this view.
Betty Cornell
Avon Park

Loan would be

a big mistake
Editor:
I could not believe it when I
read that the U.S. Congress is
ready to approve a $1.3 billion,
no interest loan for the United
Nations to pay for renovation
and expansion of U.N. head-
quarters in New York City.
Did members of Congress
not 'hear about the billions of
dollars U.N. officials stole
from the oil-for-food program?
Or, did they hear about the
scandal and just decide to add
to it? If it is going to be so
expensive to renovate U.N.
headquarters, why not con-
struct a new building in another
city?
It seems about time for the
United Nations to give the
honor to another major city.
Hmm, ah, let's see now, per-
haps in Paris, Berlin or Beijing,
comes to mind, or just put it in
Siberia for that matter, ha ha.
Any of them might gladly
accept the honor of being the
headquarters for this beastly
world body. I think it would be
a great mistake for our govern-
ment to give such a generous
gift. I say gift and not loan,
because you know they do not
know what the word loan
means and will never pay back.
It would be like throwing good


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Editor:
The Palms Auxiliary is so
grateful and appreciates the
area business and sponsors for
their support to our
Benevolent/Benefit Dinner.
The theme this year was
"Country Hearts" with local
musician award winner 2004
Christian Country Music "New
Artist of the Year" Tommy
Brandt providing the music.
Denise Grimsley attended the
fund-raiser and spoke briefly of
the time. she worked at the
Palms of Sebring at the begin-
ning of her career.
Our appreciation -is
expressed to Mary Shivers for
keepsake pads, pens and letter
openers placed on the tables at
the dinner in memory of her
parents, Wayne and Jane Carr.
The Carrs supported the Palms
;: Auxiliary and lived their last
years at the Palms of Sebring.
Our appreciation is
expressed to Corporate
Sponsors of $250 or more: Mr.
and Mrs. Dee Groves,
Heartland Home Health/
Integrity Health Care, the Rev.
and Mrs. Cecil Hess, Highlands
Independent Bank, Integrity
Health Care, Kindred Health
Care, Lampe-Keifer, News-
Sun, the Rev. and Mrs. Darrell
Peer, The Palms of Sebring,
Deanna Spurlock Family,
Vinod Thakkar, MD and Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Vickers.
Thanks to all of these sponsors.
Our appreciation is to door
prize donors: Ace Hardware,
Bob Evans, Blue Crab,
Candlelight Restaurant, Chili's
Grill & Bar, Country Club of
Sebring, Dee's Place
Restaurant, RJ Gator's, Gilbert
Drugs, Golf Hammock
Country Club Golf, Golf
Hammock Restaurant, Ken
Grubb, Hammock Inn, Roena
Hardy, Hobby Hills Florist Inc.,
Horace Williams, Iris &
Butterflies Inc., Kegel Bowling
Center, Florence Larson,
Outback Steakhouse, Oak
Room Double Eagle Lounge,
Palms Auxiliary Gift Shop,
Palms of Sebring, Palms
Activity Center, Pieces of the
Past, Sebring Lakeside Golf
Resort, Sebring Lake Golf
Resort & Tea Room, Sweetie
Pye's Restaurant, Trend Shop,
Wal-Mart and Winn Dixie.
Many of these donors gave
numerous gifts to delight the
many guests. Thanks to each
one for so many door prizes to
support this dinner.
The Benevolent Fund helps
senior residents who are faced
with insufficient funds for
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At. the Veterans of Foreign
Wars District 23 meeting
recently held at the Avon Park
VFW Post, the Voice of
Democracy (VOD) winners
were honored. They were given
checks and certificates of
appreciation for taking the time
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to Lauren Morrison, an llth
grade student at Lake Placid
High School. The topic for the
essay was "Celebrating our
Veterans Services."
Lauren read her essay to all
the members and guests present
at the meeting and we were all
inspired with her words of
praise and gratitude for our vet-
erans. She made us all very
proud with her enthusiasm and
her love of America and the
veterans. She received a stand-
ing ovation for her inspiring
words.
It is our great pleasure to be
able to help the youth of today,
who will be our leaders of
tomorrow and especially those
who are willing to accept our
help.
Lauren received a check and
a certificate from the VOD
chairman of District 23,
Charles Krueger, and assisting
him in the presentation was
District Commander Angel
Lerma and special guest Par
Love, past state commander.
Lauren and her family will
be the guests of the Ladies
Auxiliary at a dinner to be held
in March at the Post and she
will honor those present with
the reading of her great essay.
We again, say, thank you
Lauren for taking the time and
energy to enter our essay con-
test. We wish you the best of
luck in the future, whatever you
decide to do. Thank you and
God bless our veterans and the
USA.
Suzanne Krueger
Lake Placid

The writer is past auxiliary
president of the Lake Placid
VFW.


Where to send letters

Send letters to the editor
to News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27
South, Sebring, FL 33870; e-
mail them to editor@news-
sun.com; or fax them to 385-
1954.


'If your children are exposed to something offen-

sive, inaccurate, or just plain stupid (on television),

tell them what's wrong. They live in a media-satu-

rated world. When they tune in, they need to under-

stand that technology is a tool for them to use, not

the other way around.'
JOAN BERTIN, National Coalition Against Censorship, 2004


ROMONA WASHINGTON
Executive Editor
SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor


she saw the ad, as of late
January she had not replied to
him. I tried searching the
Internet and even put a call in at
the Florida Times-Unioni, but as
far as I know he's still waiting.
It could be worse. She could
have sent him that number in
Detroit.
Laura Ware is a Sebring resident
and a contributing columnist to
the News-Sun. She can be con-
tacted by e-mail at bookwormla-
dy@earthlink.net


EDITORIALS/OPINIONS


Letter


LAURA'S LOOK
Laura Ware

News from

all over
Last week I mentioned that
Virginia's House of Delegates
had passed a bill that would
fine people $50 for exposing
their underwear. This was to
address the current fashion of
baggie pants that don't stay at
the waist. I added that the bill
was on its way to Virginia's
Senate.
Well, those with droopy
drawers in Virginia can breathe
a sigh of relief. A Senate com-
mittee voted to kill the bill after
deciding 'the whole thing was
embarrassing. They voted to do
this not long after I sent my col-
umn to the newspaper. I doubt
there's a connection, but I will
be suspicious if the Virginia
legislature begins buying belts
for their teenage constituents.
A Valentine Day's balloon
may not have broken any
hearts, but it did manage to
break some people's electricity
last week. A metallic Mylar
balloon with a wet string drift-
ed into an electrical substation-
in Mishawaka, Ind. The wet
string caused a short circuit that
caused more than 2,100 homes
and businesses to lose power.
Most got it back within the
hour.
The balloon, which was
heart shaped and said "I Love
You," did not survive the event.4
"It didn't look too pretty when
we pulled it out of there,"
reported the general manager of
Mishawaka Utilities.
Speaking of breaking
hearts, if you live in Detroit or
one of 28 other cities in the
United States, there's a way to
get rid of someone who is more
interested in you than you are
in them. It is called a Rejection
Hotline.
Apparently it works some-
thing like this: someone you
have no interest in dating asks
for your phone number. Instead
of your home phone or cell
phone, you give them the num-
ber of the hotline.
When they call expecting to
hear your dulcet tones, they
hear this instead: "The person
who gave you this number did
not want you to have their real
number. Maybe the idea of
going out with you just seems
as appealing as playing
leapfrog with unicorns ... Do
your best to forget about the
person who gave you this num-
ber because, trust us, they've
already forgotten about you."
The hotline was developed
by Jeff Goldblatt, an Emory
University student. It is his
voice that delivers the heart-
breaking message. Apparently
the Detroit line is the most
active one, logging more than
1.2 million calls since it was
launched last year.
Stories like this make me
glad I am safely out of the dat-
ing game.
Have you ever, done
something to a loved one and
had to go the extra mile in the
groveling department? You
probably didn't go as far as the
man my source only calls
Larry. Last month, after five
dozen roses failed to move his
wife of 17 years, who left him
and moved in with her parents
near Jacksonville, he took out
an ad in a Jacksonville paper.
A full page ad. To the tune of
$17,000.
"I can only hope you will
give me the chance to prove my
unending love for you. Life
without you is empty and
meaningless," it reads in part.
Larry lives in Orlando. He
says his wife changed the num-
ber on her cell phone and her
parents have barred him from
their gated community so that
he cannot contact her.
He did hear from another rel-
ative that his wife had seen the
ad. While she had cried when


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Isn't it amazing the
way as a society we
tend to peer through
the corners of our
eyes instead of hav-
ing a full view of the
situation and circum-
stances that is domi-
nant in our lives?
We speak about it
among ourselves, but POll
never an outcry PO
against it. We blame
the government for P
not intervening on PAULIN
our behalf. But how
will the powers that be know
the issues that offend us or does
not, unless we address it.
Many households within the
United States leave their chil-
dren with a sitter that exposes
their children to crime and vio-
lence, sexually explicit per-
formance, and things that
would make grandma cringe.
Yet we ignore this practice.
What baby sitter you might
ask? I am talking about the
baby sitter you may have
bought, stolen or received as a
gift. I am speaking about the
television sets.
We know and have seen the
images displayed. We hear the
sexually explicit communica-
tion. We have seen the attrac-
tive way the children are being
encourage to participate in
drinking alcohol, smoking, and
having sex, as partially naked
women parade hourly in adver-
tisements and movies.
So blatant it is that many of
us turn purple or a darker shade
of dark when this kind of dis-
play occurs while watching the
television with our children.
For other parents it doesn't mat-


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ter, it's no big deal.
Nay Sayers might
dispute this. But have
you noticed that
when a relationship
goes sour in the
. movies, the character
asks for a drink, or a
cigarette? Or when
there are problems in
FS TO a relationship, the
DER character jumps into
DER bed with a best friend
or picks up someone
Au YANG and beds them'?
Otir children are
being exposed to all kinds of
dirt on the television. Yet as
parents and guardians we neg-
lect to address this issue.
However, if a human baby
sitter or nanny displayed inap-
propriate behavior, they would
be publicly denounced, ostra-
cized and jailed.
You say there is no connec-
tion between the two. Yes, there
is.
As head of the household we
are responsible for what is fil-
tered in our living rooms, dinz-
ing rooms, den, and bedrooms.
It is our responsibility to
ensure that what comes into our
homes is monitored.
We might say that whatever
happens in our homes is private
... it's nobody's business. If it's
nobody's business why is it
when a real live individual acts
inappropriately we jump to
prosecute, making it the pub-
lic's business?
What if parents were to be
held accountable for the same
inappropriate on-screen behav-
ior that inhabits our television
sets and is exposed to our chil-
dren?


There are double standards
when things work in our favor;
it's O.K. when we want it.
When we oppose it, we bring in
the law.
How long are we as a nation
going to sit around and allow
these things to be filtered in our
homes?
Sex is used to sell everything
from chewing gum to chicken.
We have the buying power.
We have the option to unite and
petition against companies pro-
moting and supporting sexually
explicit material.
The outcry against Janet
Jackson's wardrobe malfunc-
tion forced the Super Bowl
organizers to downscale the tel-
evision ads and the half-time
entertainment. This exemplifies
that as a nation, we have power
to decide what we may or may
not want to invade our homes.
Pauline Al yang is a featured
columnist of the News-Sun. Her
column, 'Empowering the
People,' can be found every
Friday in the News-Sun
Lifestyle section.
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Tips offered for child tax credits


Special to the News-Sun
As families statewide tear
open their W-2 forms, many
may not be aware of the tax
savings made available by
recent changes in the federal tax
code. Because many families
cannot afford the services of a
private tax advisors, Florida's
Child Care Resource and
Referral (CCR&R) Network is
providing tax tips to ensure
families take advantage of the
new laws.
"Filing taxes can be an intim-
idating process and with tax
laws changing every year, fam-
ilies may not even be aware of
the current tax credits avail-
able," said Phyllis Kalifeh,
president of the Florida
Children's Forum, administra-
tor of the CCR&R Network.
"For working families with
children, the federal Earned
Income Tax Credit alone could
be worth as much as $4.300."
The CCR&R Netv -'L is a
statewide service that assists
families in finding information
about child care, locating child
care and early education servic-
es, as well as other valuable
information such as saving
moneq on taxes.
"By providing tax tips for
parents we may alleviate yet
another burden felt by families
who are trying to make ends
meet," Kalifeh said. "The
potential savings and refunds
garnered by taking advantage
of these tax credits will help
families keep money in their
pockets."
Families should check to see
if they are eligible for any of
these tax credits or refunds. For
;more information or to locate
*free tax preparation sites call
'(800) TAX-1040.
'Federal Credit for Child and
Dependent Care Expenses
If your family spent money
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The care was for your
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dependent (younger than age
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whom you claim as a depend-
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expenses, the higher your credit


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Senior Softball
Update
Page 4B


SECTION B + SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2005


The

Sideline
SC,)RES .A'D MORE
On Deck
TODAY
Baseball
SFCC at Univ. of Tampa
(B), 1 p.m. (doubleheader)

MONDAY
Softball
Avon Park at Moore Haven,
5/7 p.m.; Sebring at
Frostproof, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Tennis
Avon Park boys at
Frostproof, 4 p.m.;
Frostproof girls at Avon
Park, 4 p.m.; Mulberry girls
at Sebring, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY
Baseball
Sebring, Avon Park in Early
Bird tourney at Avon Park,
4:30/7:30 p.m.; Sebring JV
at Lake Placid, 6 p.m.; Lake
Placid varsity at Sonrise
Christian, 7 p.m.; SFCC at
Lake-Sumter, 3 p.m.
Softball
SFCC at Indian River, 2:30
p.m. (doubleheader); Lake
Placid at Hardee, 5:30/7:30
p.m.; Lehigh at Sebring, 7
p.m. varsity only
Tennis
Hardee boys and girls at
Avon Park, 4 p.m.;
Frostproof boys at Sebring,
4 p.m.; Sebring girls at
Frostproof, 4 p.m.
***
History Lesson
15 Years Ago -. .,- -:-
Feb. 19, 1990: M.C. Embry
hit five 3-pointers in the
final 90 seconds of the
game, but it wasn't enough
as Hillsborough CC beat
SFCC, 97-87, in the first
round of the Suncoast
Conference Playoffs. Embry
finished with 32 points in
the first playoff game SFCC
ever hosted.

25 Years Ago
Feb. 20, 1980: Avon Park
used a 28-point explosion
in the fourth quarter to pull
away for a 71-54 win over
rival Sebring to finish the
season 23-3. Chris Collins
led. Avbn Park with 18
points and Levi Green led
Sebring with 16.


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Sebring High School
JV cheerleaders
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won their division of the
state championships at the
Florida State Fair in Tampa
on Saturday. The Streaks,
coached by Tammy
Williams, beat out four
other teams to win the title.
Make a nomination at
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Boys Basketball

Hardee escapes


Dragon upset bid


BY CHUCK MYRON
.Sports Writer
LAKE PLACID Just
when No. I seed Hardee
seemed lost to the grip of the
Green Dragon defense,
Thelinor Jena found a way
out.
Jena's 3-pointer with 1:30
left gave the Wildcats their
first lead, and Weston
Palmer led the charge
out of upset-minded .,
Lake Placid's gym
toward a 48-41 District Lah
10-3A semifinal win ,;
on Friday and the state
playoff berth that goes
with it.
"We finally hit a couple
shots," Hardee head coach
Vance Dickey. said. "We
couldn't hit the water off the
pier, as they say, so we final-
ly hit a couple shots, and just
hung in there and kept fight-
ing, and made a couple plays
down the stretch."
Until Jena broke through,
Lake Placid (12-13) had held


the Wildcats (16-10) to 0-for-
13 shooting in the fourth
quarter.
"They'd missed those 3s
most of the game. We laid
back off of them; they finally
stepped up and hit a couple,"
Lake Placid head coach Steve
Young said. "They've done
that to us a couple times to us
this year. We've played
them tough and close
*j every game, and they hit
some shots when they
.. counted, and they did so
,ij tonight."
The game was remi-
niscent of three prior
meetings between the teams
this season, all Hardee wins,
and Dickey was just relieved
Sto come out on top when it
mattered, advancing to
Saturday's championship
against Mulberry.
"I've got to give my guys
credit. They don't quit," he
said. "Lake Placid didn't quit
and we didn't quit. You just
See ESCAPE, Page 4B


CHUCK MYRON/News-Sun
Lake Placid junior Jan Valk battles Hardee defenders for control
of the ball in Friday night's District 10-3A semifinal.


High School Softball

Lady Red Devils hoping


new talent brings wins


BY CHUCK MYRON
Sports Writer
AVON PARK What every 5-18
could use is an infusion of talent, and
that's just what Avon Park head softball
coach Mike Cobb believes he's had.
With the addition of four freshmen, a
few new upperclassmen and the immi-
nent arrival of those from the basketball
team, the Lady Red Devils may have the
parts necessary for significant improve-
ment.
Two freshmen already have taken
strong foothold in starting spots, includ-
ing .shortstop Heather Barnes, who
played in youth baseball, and not soft-
ball, growing up.
"She has a lot of good promise for
us," Cobb said. "She's got a good arm, a
good glove. She shows good potential as
a hitter."
The promising play and attitude of
catcher Julie Lamb also excites Cobb.
"She's just a really good kid," he said.
"She's batting leadoff for us right now,


hitting the ball well, and is one of the
best catchers I've seen at such a young
age in a long time."
The other end of the battery is a con-
trast in experience, as junior Amanda
Tindell embarks on her third year of sig-
nificant action in the circle.
"Amanda's worked
hard in the offseason,"
Cobb said. "She's really
working the batter. Now
she can hit where I'm
V) Senior Katherine
Landress is a literal
COBB changeup as the team's
No. 2 starter.
"She's got some pretty good stuff,"
Cobb said. "I think her and Amanda kind
of compliment each other. They're a lit-
tle bit different type of pitchers ... You
don't really read (Landress') pitches
well."

See TALENT, Page 4B


SCOTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
Blake Germaine of Sebring (right) locks up Tampa-Robinson's Demarus Pool in the 145-pound semifinal
match Saturday morning.

Region 3-1A Wrestling Championships


Streaks send 3 to state

Seniors Germaine,
McGovern and
McCreary qualify
By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor
AVON PARK The quest
for a state championship is still
on track for Sebring's Blake
Germaine.
Germaine, who lost in the
140-pound state championship
bout last season, assured him-
self of a trip back to the
Lakeland Center by cruising
into the finals of the 145-pound
A!
bracket in the Region 3-1A
meet at South Florida .-..
Community College on
Saturday.,
Saturday night's champi-
onship and consolation finals
were not complete at press
time, but the top four finishers
all advance, meaning a spot in
either one of the bracket finals
assures a place in the state
finals that start Thursday. --.
After opening with a first- ,. .
round bye on Friday, Germaine
(44-1) put together back-to- .
back technical falls '
wrestling's version of the-_
mercy rule to put himself in ---
the finals. Germaine's first vic-
tim'was Joel Reed of Lemon scoTrDRESSEL/News-Sun
Bay in a 15-0 win, and Dillon McGovern ofSebring (bottom) and Andrew Jiminez of
Saturday's semifinals were Tampa-Jesuit look toward the mat as McGovern attempts a take-
down during Jiminez s 2-0 win in the 160-pound semifinals on
See STREAKS, Page 3B Saturday.


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South Florida Community College's Jimmy Miles puts down a sacrifice bunt in
Friday's game against CBCC-Dundalk of Maryland at Panther Field. The game
ended in a 13-13 tie due to a time limit.


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League to incorporate
players with disabilities
SEBRING Special
STARS has formed a new
recreational coed softball
league to incorporate people
with disabilities to play along
with people who don't have
disabilities.
This is a league that will
involve people in playing
Sunday afternoons for only
five weeks on the adult softball
fields at Max Long
Recreational Complex. A brief
practice and introduction to the
teams will take place from 3-5
p.m. March 6. Games will be
played March 13, 20, April 3
and 10.
There are four teams formed
and coaches are seeking adult
players who are age 17 and
older. The team will have to
play four men, four women
and two athletes with disabili-
ties on the field during game
time. The men are using wood-
en bats. Balls are provided for
the games.
Each game day there will be
a practice from 3-4 p.m.-and
game time is from 4-5 p.m.
There will be officials on each
field.
There are no fees and this is
strictly a fun, recreational
league to provide special ath-
letes an opportunity to learn
more about the sport of soft-
ball and interact with people in
the community.
The April 10 game day will
be a tournament and there will
be cookout afterwards.
Anyone who is interested in
playing on a team, can call
Cindy Marshall at 452-6607.
Special STARS provides
sports and recreational servic-
es for children and adults with
mental and physical disabili-
ties.
SHS golf tournament
scheduled for May 7
SEBRING The Sebring
High School Blue Streak Golf
Tournament will be held
Saturday, May 7, at Highlands
- Ridge North. Any questions,
contact Terry Quarles at
Sebring High School.
Nu-Hope annual benefit
slated for SpringLake
SEBRING Nu-Hope of
Highlands County's Eighth
Annual Golf Benefit will be
held at SpringLake Golf Resort
on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 8:30
a.m.
The format will be a two-
person scramble and teams
will be flighted by total handi-
cap. Entry fee will be $60 per
person ($120 per team) which
includes after-play meal.
Beverages will be served on
the course during play.
Individual competitions will be
closest to the pin on all par 3s
and longest drive. Prizes will
be awarded to the .first three
places in each flight. Business
sponsorship packages are
available.
Please call Sandy Foster at
382-2134 or Joe DeCerbo at
655-1276 for details.
VFW Post 4300 to play
host to yearly scramble
SEBRING Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 4300 in
Sebring will host its annual


golf scramble Saturday, March
26 at Harder Hall, to benefit
the Shriners Hospital, the Girl
Scouts and the Boy Scouts.
Check in is at 7:30 a.m., and
the shotgun start is at 8. There
will be three flights, deter-
mined by total handicap. The
first 36 foursomes may group
themselves. The cost for par-
ticipation is $40 per golfer,
which includes greens fees,
cart, on-course refreshments
and lunch.
The sign-up deadline is
March 21, with cash or check
made payable to VFW Post
4300 accompanying the entry
form. Entry forms can be
picked up at the post canteen.
There will be prizes for the
longest drive on No. I for both
men and women, and the clos-
est to the pin on No. 9 and No.
16 for both men and women.
For more details, call Red
Shaw at 385-5272.
Sebring Youth Football
in search of coaches
SEBRING The Sebring
Youth Football league is look-
ing for coaches for football
and cheerleading for all age
groups.
Applications are being now
being accepted.
Any questions regarding
football, call David Jones at
655-9535; for cheerleading call
Amy Alcordo at 382-9548.
Michigan Moose set
for annual golf outing
AVON PARK The
Michigan Moose Association's
13th Annual Snowbird Golf
Tournament, a mixed scramble,
will be held on Sunday, March
13, at River Greens.
The entry fee is $50 per per-
son, with a deadline set for
March 5.
For more information, call
Don Novick at (941) 794-0161
or Bruce Cook at (941) 778-
4776.
United Way Golf Classic
coming to River Greens
AVON PARK The
United Way of Central
Florida's Highlands County
Unit has announced its plans
for the United Way Golf
Classic 2005.
The tournament will be held
at River Greens Golf Course
on April 2. Registration is at
7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start
will be at 8 a.m. Format for the
tournament will be a four-per-
son scramble. Cost per player
is $75 and includes greens fee,
golf cart, complimentary range
balls, breakfast and lunch.
Money generated from the
tournament helps the United
Way agencies in Highlands
County.
Call the pro shop at 452-
5210 for more information.
Tennis pro conducting
lessons by appointment
SEBRING Junior and
adult tennis lessons are avail-
able by appointment the
Thakkar Tennis Center, located
in the Country Club of
Sebring. The lessons are being'
conducted by Horace Watkis, a
USPTA certified professional
instructor with over 26 years
teaching experience. Call (863)
202-0717 for more informa-
tion.


News-Sun, Sunday, February 20, 2005


STATS AND STANDINGS


Quick Reads
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF


Orlando
Charlotte
Atlanta


Detroit
Cleveland
Chicago
Indiana
Milwaukee


28 24 .
11 39
10 41 .
Central Division
W L
32 19 .
30 21 .
26 23 .
25 26 .
20 30 .


538
220
196


3. Stephon Marbury, N.Y.
4. Jason Kidd, N.J.
5. LeBron James, Cle.
6. Allen Iverson, Phi.
7. Dwyane Wade, Mia.
8. Steve Francis, Orl.
8. Rafer Alston, Tor.
10. Kirk Hinrich, Chi.


STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct
Boston 27 26 .509
Philadelphia 26 27 .491
New Jersey 23 30 .434
New York 21 32 .396
Toronto 21 32 .396
Southeast Division
W L Pct
Miami 40 14 .741
Washington 30 22 .577


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct
San Antonio 41 12 .774
Dallas 35 16 .686
Houston 32 21 .604
Memphis 30 23 .566
New Orleans 11 42 .208
Northwest Division


Seattle
Minnesota
Denver
Portland
Utah


Phoenix


W L
35 15 .
27 27 .
24 29 .
21 30 .
17 35
Pacific Division
W L
41 13


ALL-STAR ROSTERS
EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
Head coach: Stan Van Gundy (Miami)


Starters
Player Pos.
Allen Iverson G
LeBron James G
Vince Carter F
Grant Hill F
Shaquille O'Neal C
Reserves
Player Pos.
Gilbert Arenas G
Zydrunas Ilgauskas C
Antawn Jamison F
Jermaine O'Neal F
Paul Pierce F
Dwyane Wade G
Ben Wallace F


Team
Philadelphia
Cleveland
New Jersey
Orlando
Miami

Team
Washington
Cleveland
Washington
Indiana
Boston
Miami
Detroit


WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
Head coach: Gregg Popovich (San
Antonio)


Player
Kobe Bryant
Tracy McGrady
Kevin Garnett
Tim Duncan
Yao Ming
F


Pct GB
.759 -


Sacramento 33 20 .623 7'/
L.A. Lakers 26 24 .520 13
L.A. Clippers 23 30 .434 17'/
Golden State 15 38 .283 25.'/2
Wednesday's Games
Boston 90, Memphis 88
Cleveland 111, Atlanta 89
Chicago 121, Toronto 115
Detroit 93, Philadelphia 75
Charlotte 94, Denver 88
Indiana 95, Portland 87
New York 108, Milwaukee 90
Miami 113, L.A. Clippers 95
New Jersey 96, Sacramento 85
Golden State 117, Seattle 110
San Antonio 101, New Orleans 78
Thursday's Games
Minnesota 94, Cleveland 88
Dallas 119, Phoenix 113
Friday's Games
No games scheduled
Saturday's Games
No games scheduled
Today's Game
All-Star Game at Denver, 8:30 pzn .

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
POINTS PER GAME


Player
1. Allen Iverson, Phi.
2. Kobe Bryant, LAL
3. Dirk Nowitzki, Dall.
4. Amare Stoudemire, Phoe.
5. Tracy McGrady, Hou.
6. Jermaine O'Neal, Ind.
7. LeBron James, Cle.
8. Gilbert Arenas, Wash.
9. Ray Allen, Seattle
10. Dwyane Wade, Mia.
11. Shaquille O'Neal, Mia.
12. Jason Richardson, G.S.
13. Michael Redd, Milw.
14. Kevin Garnett, Minn.
15. Steve Francis, Orl.
15. Paul Pierce, Bos.
15. Vince Carter, N.J.
18. Stephon Marbury, N.Y.
19. Tim Duncan, S.A.
19. Chris Webber, Sac.
REBOUNDS PER GAME
Player
1. Kevin Garnett, Minn.
2. Ben Wallace, Det.
3. Tim Duncan, S.A.
4. Shawn Marion, Phoe.
5. Shaquille O'Neal, Mia.
6. Lamar Odom, LAL
7. Kurt Thomas, N.Y.
7. Dirk Nowitzki, Dali.
9. Dwight Howard, Orl.
10. Drew Gooden, Cle.
ASSISTS PER GAME
Player
1. Steve Nash, Phoe
2. Brevin Knight, Char.


PPG
29.8
27.8
26.9
26.2
25.6
25.5
25.4
24.8
23.9
23.5
23.1
.22.6
22.2
22.1
21.9
21.9
21.9
21.3
21.1
21.1

RPG
13.9
11.8
11.6
10.9
10.6
10.3
10.0
10.0
9.8
9.7

APG
11.5
8.6


Starters
Pos. Team


G
G
F
F
C
Reserves


Player
Ray Allen
Manu Ginobili
Rashard Lewis
Shawn Marion
Steve Nash
Dirk Nowitzki
Amar6 Stoudemire


L.A. Lakers
Houston
Minnesota
San Antonio
Houston

Team
Seattle
San Antonio
Seattle
Phoenix
Phoenix
Dallas
Phoenix


ALL-STAR GAME MVPS
Year MVP
2004 Shaquille O'Neal, L.A. Lakers
2003 Kevin Garnett, Minnesota
2002 Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
2001 Allen Iverson, Philadelphia
2000 Tim Duncan, San Antonio;
Shaquille O'Neal, L.A. Lakers
1998 Michael Jordan, Chicago
1997 Glen Rice, Charlotte
1996 Michael Jordan, Chicago
1995 Mitch Richmond, Sacramento
1994 Scottie Pippen, Chicago
1993 Karl Malone, Utah;
John Stockton, Utah
1992 Earvin Johnson, Los Angeles
1991 Charles Barkley, Philadelphia
1990 Earvin Johnson, Los Angeles
1989 Karl Malone, Utah
1988 Michael Jordan, Chicago
1987 Tom Chambers, Seattle
1986 Isiah Thomas, Detroit
1985 Ralph Sampson, Houston
1984 Isiah Thomas, Detroit
1983 Julius Erving, Philadelphia
1982 Larry Bird, Boston
1981 Nate Archibald, Boston
1980 George Gervin, San Antonio
1979 David Thompson, Denver
1978 Randy Smith, Buffalo
1977 Julius Erving, Philadelphia
1976 Dave Bing, Washington
1975 Walt Frazier, New York
1974 Bob Lanier, Detroit
1973 Dave Cowens, Boston
1972 Jerry West, Los Angeles
1971 Lenny Wilkens, Seattle
1970 Willis Reed, New York
1969 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati
1968 Hal Greer, Philadelphia
1967 Rick Barry, San Francisco
1966 Adrian Smith, Cincinnati
1965 Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati
1964 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati.
1963 Bill Russell, Boston
1962 Bob Pettit, St. Louis
1961 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati
1960 Wilt Chamberlin, Philadelphia
1959 Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis;
Bob Pettit, St. Louis
1958. Bob Pettit, St. Louis
1957 Bob Cousy, Boston
1956 Bob Pettit, St. Louis
1955 Bill Sharman, Boston
1954 Bob Cousy, Boston
1953 George Mikan, Minneapolis
1952 Paul Arizin, Philadelphia
1951 Ed Macauley, Boston.


I NBA


Driver
1. Dali
2. Jim
3. Mic
4. Ton
5. Dale
6. Jeff
7. Mik
8. Kev
9. Rya
10. Ma
11. Ric
12. Sc
13. Ku
14. Mi
15. Je
16. Sc
17. Ja
18. St
19. Ky
20. Bo
21. Ke
22. Bo
23. Gr
24. Je
25. Tr
26. J
27. Ca
28. B
29. C
30. Ke
31. Ke
32. ME
33. Ky
34. Jo
35. Mi
36. Ru
37. Ka
38. Da
39* El
40* Ja
41* B
42* Ji
43* M


DAYTONA 500 LINEUP
Car QSI
eJarrett Ford .18.
mie Johnson Chevy 188
hael Waltrip Chevy 185
y Stewart Chevy 185
e Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 184
Burton Chevy 181
e Skinner Dodge 181
in Lepage Dodge 184
an Newman Dodge 18'
martin Truex Jr. Chevy 18!
cky Rudd Ford 187
ott Riggs Chevy 187
irt Busch Ford 187
att Kenseth Ford 18;
ff Gordon Chevy 181
ott Wimmer Dodge 181
mie McMurray Dodge 181
erling Marlin Dodge 185
'le Busch Chevy 181
ibby Labonte Chevy 181
enny Wallace Chevy 184
bobby Hamilton Jr.Chevy 18;
eg Biffle Ford 181
remy Mayfield Dodge 181
avis Kvapil Dodge 18;
eff Green Dodge --
irl Edwards Ford 181
rian Vickers Chevy 185
asey Mears Dodge 185
vin Harvick Chevy 187
n Schrader Dodge 18!
ark Martin Ford 181
le Petty Dodge 181
)e Nemechek Chevy 187
ike Bliss Chevy 181
usty Wallace Dodge 181
sey Kahne Dodge 181
ive Blaney Chevy 18!
lliott Sadler Ford 187
ason Leffler Chevy 187
oris Said Chevy 187
ohn Andretti Ford 181
like Wallace Chevy 185


* Denotes Provisional entry
Did Not Qualify


Driver
Kerry Earnhardt
Robby Gordon
Kirk Shelmerdine
Johnny Sauter
Hermie Sadler
Eric McClure
Stanton Barrett Jr.
Greg Sacks


Car
Chevy
Chevy
Ford
Dodge
Ford
Chevy
Chevy
Dodge


peed
8.312
8.170
6.448
6.701
4.888
6.270
6.753
4.400
5.659
5.575
7.414
7.758
7.699
3.494
38.155
5.793
36.397
5.445
6.486
6.112
4.703
2.990
6.587
6.143
3.415

6.047
5.239
5.300
7.915
5.109
6.123
6.974
7.837
6.262
6.150
36.501
5.636
7.398
7.715
7.122
6.324
5.908


QSpeed
185.502
184.911
184.665
184.528
184.211
183.963
183.098
183.024


Morgan Shepherd
Derrike Cope
Randy LaJoie
Larry Gunselman
Geoffrey Bodine
Andy Belmont


Dodge
Chevy
Chevy
Ford
Chevy
Ford


182.789
182.275
181.159
178.409
177.085
174.683


DAYTONA 500 WINNERS
Year Driver Car
1959 Lee Petty Oldsmobile
1960 Junior Johnson Chevrolet
1961 Marvin Panch Pontiac
1962 Fireball Roberts Pontiac
1963 Tiny Lund Ford
1964 Richard Petty Plymouth
1965 Fred Lorenzen Ford
1966 Richard Petty Plymouth
1967 Mario Andretti Ford
1968 Cale Yarborough Mercury
1969 Lee Roy Yarborough Ford
1970 Pete Hamilton Plymouth
1971 Richard Petty Plymouth
1972 AJ Foyt Mercury
1973 Richard Petty Dodge
1974 Richard Petty Dodge.
1975 Benny Parsons Chevrolet
1976 David Pearson Mercury
1977 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet
1978 Bobby Allison Ford.
1979 Richard Petty Oldsmobile
1980 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile
1981 Richard Petty Buick
1982 Bobby Allison Buick
1983 Cale Yarborough Pontiac
1984 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet
1985 Bill Elliott Ford
1986 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet
1987 Bill Elliott Ford
1988 Bobby Allison Buick
1989 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet
1990 Derrike Cope Chevrolet
1991 Ernie Irvan Chevrolet
1992 Davey Allison Ford
1993 Dale Jarrett Chevrolet
1994 Sterling Marlih Chevrolet
1995 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet
1996 Dale Jarrett Ford
1997 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
1998 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet
1999 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
2000 Dale Jarrett Ford
2001 Michael Waltrip Chevrolet
2002 Ward Burton Dodge
2003 Michael Waltrip Chevrolet
2004 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet


Scott Dressel, sports editor
385-6155, Ext. 541 or
scott.dressel@ newssun. corn


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385-6155, Ext. 517 or
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Don't overlook that Devil's


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SCOTT DRESSEIJNews-Sun
Sebring 135-pounder Brian McCreary looks for an opening during his first match on Saturday.
McCreary had to wear a wrap on his head due to a cut.


STREAKS
Continued from 1B
more of the same as he handled
Demarus Pool of Tampa-
Robinson, winning 19-3.
Germaine, who should break
the team's single-season victo-
ries record at the state tourna-
ment, said anything short of
taking the mat for the state
championship round in
Lakeland will be a disappoint-
ment.
"So far, so good," he said
before Saturday's finals. "I'm
looking forward 'to getting a
rematch in the state finals and
winning it in front of everybody
this time."
Two of Germaine's team-
mates will be joining him at
state. Seniors Brian McCreary
(135 pounds) and Dillon
McGovern (160) both advanced
to the consolation finals on
Saturday.
"I figured we could get one
to five (to state), so we're right
in the middle," Sebring coach
Dave Cunningham said. "Those
three seniors did a good job. It
really helps when a guy's been
wrestling three or four years.
"The young guys did a good
job. We had a couple of guys a
couple of matches away. We
looked all right."
Making it back to state was


quite a comeback for
McGovern (24-6), who injured
his knee in the preseason and
missed a large chunk of the sea-
son in rehab. \
"Seven weeks (is) quite a bit
out of wrestling practice, but I
got in there with Blake and
started working real hard,"
McGovern said. "Coach told
me I had to peak at regionals, so
I'm peaking."
After a 2-0 loss in the win-
ners' bracket semifinal on
Saturday morning, McGovern
came back strong against
Nestly Saintervil of Immokalee
in the wrestleback semifinal,
getting a pin in 2:03 to get to
the consolation finals.
McCreary (28-9) was so
happy he qualified for state that
he couldn't hold back the tears.
After losing in the winners'
bracket semifinals to Zaq
Berridge of Temple Heights,
McCreary came back Saturday
afternoon with a hard-fought 4-
I win over Immokalee's Adrian
Yzaguirre in the semifinal of
the wrestlebacks to earn his first
trip to Lakeland.
McCreary 'held a 1-0 lead
heading into the third period
and refused to let Yzaguirre get
an escape to get back to even.
"It was hard because I'm not
that good when people stand
up, so I just kept working his


feet," McCreary said.
McCreary got Yzaguirre on
his back for a three-point near
fall in the final 30 seconds of
the match and held him down
for the rest of the way.
McCreary said it seemed like
the final 10 seconds of the
match would never end.
"It took longer than forever,"
he said. "I started crying when I
got him on his back."
Brad Hicks battled back from
a second-round loss to make it
to the 112-pound consolation
semifinals and wrestle for a
spot at state, but fell to
Riverdale's Kyle Waugh, 7-1.
Sebring 119-pounder Ronnie
Sliwicki and 171-pounder
Clifton Cox both fell in the
quarterfinals of the wrestle-
backs, one step short of
wrestling for a spot at state.
Sliwicki, who lost his second-
round match on Friday, lost a
major decision to Elias Ray of
Palmetto Ridge on Saturday.
Cox, who also lost his second
match on Friday, had an early
lead slip away and lost a 12-11
heartbreaker to Casey
Hanrahan of Lemon Bay.
Freshman ,Shannon Spiegel
lost in the second round of the
125-pound wrestlebacks and
Patrick Fox (103 pounds) and
Bo Inabnett (140) both lost their
first two matches on Friday.


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You might say that he has a
one-track mind, but it seems to
pay off for Charles Orme of
Ocala. Those who know of his
ability with a casting rod call
him "Top-water Charlie," and
for good reason. He is a tour-
nament fisherman and peculiar
as it may seem, uses one par-
ticular top-water bait exclu-
sively to catch big bass.
Having accumulated some
400 trophies over the last 15 or
so years, he says he can catch
more fish on that one bait than
others can with live bait. His
choice bait is the Smithwick
Devil's Horse.
Yes, we all have a couple in
our tackle box. And yes, we all
reach right over them to pick a
bait that we have had little suc-
cess with.
This bait has never been one
of my favorites, though I prob-
ably have a half-dozen in dif-
ferent patterns aging gracefully
in my tackle box. I have caught
some nice size bass using the
Devil's Horse, but not enough
to put it at the top of my list.
The bait is made of wood, is
about four and a half inches
long and is equipped with pro-
pellers fore and aft. The props
make quite a commotion when
churning the water during the
retrieve.
It is certainly an attention-
getter and should attract a bass
from some distance.
Orme says he first used the
Devil's Horse in 1957. The bait
consistently caught better qual-
ity fish for him and he has
used it ever since. He began
tournament fishing in 1986 and


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has fished the Devil's H
10 top-10 finishes in the
American Bass Anglers
including nine top-5 fin
and three wins.
His most recent tour
win was Nov. 28 with a
fish limit that weighed
pounds.
Orme owns some 50(
Devil's Horse baits. Sm
makes the bait in 12 col
in half-ounce and three-
ounce weights, but Char
uses only one color.
He has already grosse
than $60,000 this year m
pattern number AF310B
chrome, black-back, ora
belly bait.
Orme says he pays nc
tion to conditions. Wind
snow or whatever, it do(
matter. To him, the AF3
the color of money. He
says that if the lure didn
exist, he'd quit fishing.
Here's to Top-water C
Keep up your winning v
you have convinced me
Devil's Horse baits in m
le box will be getting a


needed bath, and real soon.
NNE
This past week as I drove
along Highway 98 near Lake
. Istokpoga, I saw a beautiful
white-tail doe lying dead on
the roadside. I know drivers
have little chance to avoid hit-
ting wildlife crossing busy
highways, but it still bothers
me each time I see an animal
die like that.
On the other hand, deer,
cows and even squirrels are to
blame for 26,000 injuries to
[orse to humans along the nation's
e 2004 roads. A survey done in 2001-
season, 02 showed motorists were
ishes injured by hitting an animal
while half were hurt by swerv-
lament ing to avoid hitting animals.
five- "We can't really say whether
19.92 it is better to brake or better to
swerve and avoid the animal,
0 you have to drive responsibly
ithwick and make sure that you are
lors and buckled up," Ann Dellinger of
eighth- the Centers for Disease Control
rlie and Prevention said.
There were 247,000 crashes
ed more involving animals in 2000,
with the according to the latest highway
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Rules and Entry Form

Sunday, April 10, 2005
1. Eligibility This is a team tournament. Only two participants per boat and each boat must have two
participants.
2. Entry fee $80 per team. This includes $20.00 Big Bass. Big Bass will be 100% payback.
3. Registration Boats will take off in the order in which entries are received. May pay at the ramp (by exact
cash or by check for exact amount made payable to the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce).
4. Tournament Hours Safe light to 2:30 p.m. All boats must be in the basin prior to designated return time or
they will be disqualified. NO EXCEPTIONS.
5. Tackle/Equipment Only artificial lures may be used, except for pork rind. Only one rod (not to exceed 8' in
length) and reel per person may be used at one time. Trolling (as a method of fishing) is prohibited. All
bass must be caught in a traditional manner. Penalty for dead fish is .5 pound per fish. Fish must measure
12" on golden rule with tail closed or fanned. Any short fish will result in loss of that fish and team's big
fish. Any team with more than five (5) fish brought to scales will be disqualified. No culling at ramp. No
team is to possess more than a limit of five (5) Bass at one time.
6. Boat Each boat will be inspected prior to take off to ensure that it meets US Coast Guard regulations, that
it has a running aerated live well, and that running lights are operational. If lights are not operational, the
boat will go out last. each person must wear a US Coast Guard approved life vest at all times the boat's
combustion engine is running.
7. Fishing Areas An angler may not leave his or her boat except in an emergency. All water that is accessible
by boat is permitted. No fishing is permitted with 50 yards of any competitor's boat that has its anchor down
and trolling motor up use good sportsmanship! No fishing inside boat basin or check-in site. No fishing in
areas designated off-limits by State or local agencies.
8. Catch & Release Every effort must be made to keep Bass alive. All Bass caught in tournament must be
open water released in a minimum of 4' of water, as per State requirements. NO EXCEPTIONS!
9. Scoring Winners will be determined by pounds and hundredths of an ounce. Payback will be one place
per every five boats entered. The tournament will be limited to the first 50 entries received.
10. Alcohol Absolutely no alcohol or illegal drugs on boat. It's the law!


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Senior Softball


Legends cruise to win over Amvets


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Lake
Wales Legends (9-2) beat
Amvets 28-18 on Thursday in
Highlands County Senior"
Softball play at Max Long
Recreational Complex.
Lake Wales was led by Dave
"Popeye" Kieffer with six hits,
while Dan Parker and Bob
Murphy had five hits each. The
inning pitcher was Don Bercaw.
For Amvets (2-8), Bill Helbig
with five hits, Jim Louzon had
three hits and one out-of-the-
park home run and Gary
Luciano and John Kloet had
three hits each.
Also on Thursday, Alan Jay
(9-2) slipped past Highlands
Ridge, 18-14, getting five hits
from Ron Lewis, four hits from
Jim Kahn and John Buja and
three hits by Dan Webb. The
winning pitcher was Chuck
Detore.
Highlands Ridge (1-9) was
led by Joe Healey with four hits
and Doug Ebeling and Jim
Morgan with three hits each.
On Tuesday, Reflections (5-
5) beat Highlands Ridge, 22-15.
Highlands Ridge was up to 10-
9 after five innings, but three
great catches by left fielder Joe
Healey and great pitching by


Dave Majick couldn't hold
Reflections.
Jim Holmes contributed four
hits and one in-the-park home
run, Cal Brady, Les Osheck and
Ron Rfeches had four hits each
and the winning pitcher was
Charlie Quinn to lead
Reflections.
Highlands Ridge was led by
Doug Ebeling with four hits and
one in-the-park home run and
Joe Healey had three hits.
In Lake Wales on Tuesday,
by Alan Jay railed from 13-2
down after three innings to
shock the Legends, 28-13.
For Alan Jay, Chuck Detore
contributed five hits, a triple
and one out-of-the-park home
run, Juan Alescio had five hits
and one out-of-the-park homer,
Jim Kahn, who had two
sparkling defense plays, and
Ron Lewis had four hits each
and Chuck Detore was the win-
ning pitcher.
Lake Wales was led by Jim
Laffoon and Bob Murphy with
three hits each.
Sebring League
In Thursday's Sebring
Seniors Softball League action
at Lake June Park, Miller
Central Air handed the Silent
Salesmen a 19-13 loss.. The


league-leading Heaters never
trailed after taking a 6-5 lead at
the end of the first inning.
The victorious Heaters were
led by 3 for 3 hitting from
Howard Carney, Sonny
McGinnis, Glen Minnick and
Bob Hensley. Stu Geim was the
winning pitcher. Julian
Vandersacker and Jerry
Johnston paced the loser's
attack with three hits each and
two hits apiece were added by
Marv Knutilla, Bob Flack, John
Huntley, Lynn Lypps and Syd
Collins. Johnston hit an extra
bases double.
At Lincoln Heights Field,
Highlands Independent Bank
handily defeated the Yanks, 31-
7. For the Bank, Charlie
Williams was 5-for-5 including
a homer, Ed Carroll added four
hits and George Walker home-
red. For the Yanks, Bob Fox
had three hits including a homer
and a double, Doran Quigg
added three hits, Art Kurtz two
hits and Bob Schroeder had a
double.
At DeSoto Field, Discount
Aluminum gave the
Buttonwood Bay Rebels a les-
son with a 23-8 win. No stats
were available from either man-
ager.


ESCAPE
Continued from 1B
hang in there and see what hap-
pens at the end."
After Jena put the Wildcats on
top 40-39, Palmer, who scored a
game-high 16 points, followed
with another trey at the 1:05
mark after a timeout to make it
43-39.
"At that point we were just
spreading it out and looking to
see what was available," Dickey
said. "He hit a couple, I guess,
but that was a big one."
He and second-leading scorer
Chris Rich then went 5-for-6
from the line in the final minute
to seal victory, in contrast to the
Dragons' 0-for-3 free-throw
shooting when they had the
fourth-quarter lead.
"We missed some free throws;
we missed a few easy shots,"
Young said. "We just kind of
went cold there at the end, and
they capitalized."
After Jan Valk scored with
5:29 left to give Lake Placid a
39-34 lead, the next Green
Dragon points didn't come until
a Ray Brown layup with four
seconds left, in part because
Hardee forced 10 fourth-quarter
turnovers.
Still, Young was pleased with
what he saw from his fifth-seed-
ed team, particularly on the
defensive end, where they held
the regular season 10-3A champs
to 19 points in the first half.
."My biggest concern was how
much energy we wbuld have
after that big emotional win
against an in-county rival,"
Young said, referencing
Tuesday's 55-53 win over No. 4
seed Avon Park. "(We) just laid it
on the line. We played with heart,
we played hard. Like I said, we


Chuck Myron/News-Sun
Hardee sophomore Jermaine King goes up for two of his nine points
Friday night in a 48-41 win over Lake Placid in the District 10-3A
semifinals.


just ran out of a little gas."
Jovanni Shuler led a balanced
Lake Placid attack with 11
points. Yurrie Robinson added
nine and Quay Crenshaw eight.
"We know he has to do a lot
for us, handling the ball," Young
said of Shuler. "We challenged
him; we challenged Jan Valk to
do a lot of rebounding. Yurrie
had a nice, stepped-up game
tonight. We talked about attack-
ing the rim, and we did those
things. I'm not disappointed in
how we played, I'm just disap-


pointed in the outcome those last
couple of minutes."
Indeed, Young feels Friday
was more about promise than
broken promises.
"At the beginning of the sea-
son, if you'd have told me we
were going to win 12 games, I'd
have probably taken it, since we
had so many young kids," he
said. "The core' of this team
returns next year, and we had a
pretty good JV squad, so the
future looks good for Lake
Placid."


TALENT
Continued from 1B
A diverse infield is behind
both pitchers, with varying
strengths and levels of experi-
ence.
Meghann Jackson will be a
anchor at third.
"She's got a good glove, a
good arm, and good senior
leadership," Cobb said. "I think
she's going to be a very good
asset on the team."
In the middle infield with
Barnes is sophomore second
baseman Jessica Cormier.
"Right now, she's playing
pretty good ball," Cobb said of
Cormier. "Her bat's not where
we need it, but she's playing
pretty good on the defense."
First base is up for grabs
between heavy-hitting Jenna
Kniffen, when she returns from
basketball, and defensive-mind-
ed Carissa Smith.
In the outfield, senior
Annesly Wood is the mainstay
in center, combining solid
defensive play with superior
ability to bunt from the No. 2
spot in the batting order.
Just who will show up beside
her in both left and right is still
to be determined, Cobb said.
"There are a couple combi-
nations we might have," he
said. "We've got three or four


girls, any of whom could play
there."
While such questions still
remain, the answers that have
come up so forth, in two presea-
son games and the opener


against Lake Placid, have been
positive.
"I think when we throw (the
basketball players) into our
lineup, we're looking to have a
good year this year."


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SLifestyle


PAUSE AND CONSIDER

Jan Merop

A sword with a

double-edged
I guess none of us are
immune to letting unmet
expectations get us down.
Sometimes those expecta-
tions may be legitimate ones.
But, the holidays magnify
feelings and a gloomy per-
spective can descend unex-
pectedly.
We had just visited with
friends and talked about how,
in both our cases, our chil-
dren couldn't come home for
Christmas. We shared how
we handle this when, good-
naturedly, people ask if our
kids are coming home for the
holidays.
We and our friends shared
similar situations. Distance,
inflexible job schedules,
inclement weather and cost
factors simply made holiday
travel impossible for our
children and us. We agreed
that we can't bemoan this
one day when we enjoy other
times together.
As our friend said, "God
has blessed my socks off!
I'm not going to complain."
Together, he and his wife
sought out others and
planned a Christmas gather-
ing with friends. And, we did
likewise traveling to my
brother's family on the coast.
But a couple of days
before the holidays, I felt a
cloud descend on my spirit. I
wanted to embrace my chil-
dren and grandchildren and I
knew I couldn't do that. All
at once, I felt sad and left
out. Self-pity pounced and
got me down.
I didn't like how I felt. So
I prayed that the Lord would
give me something from his
Word to combat the gloomi-
ness and unrest.
That's when I encountered
the two-edged sword.
The Word of God is
.described in Ephesians 6 as
the sword of the Spirit. Then
in Hebrews 4: 12 (NIV), it
says this: -
"For the word of God is
living and active. Sharper
than any double-edged
sword, it penetrates even to
dividing soul and spirit it
judges the thoughts and atti-
tudes of the heart."
The soul is that part of us
that expresses emotions and
feelings. Our spirit is that
unique aspect of our being
that can communicate with
God's Spirit.
While reading the Bible, I
turned to Psalm 116 in the
natural progression of where
I was in the Psalms. It imme-
diately began to feed my
emotions reminding me that
God had. heard my prayer
and understood my feelings.
Gradually, the living words
on the page gently pried
open my spirit to what God
had to tell me. When I
reached verse 7, the sword
did its work.
"Return to your rest, 0 my
soul. For the Lord has dealt
bountifully with you."
God's Word had divided
the feelings of my soul from
the truth my spirit needed to
get hold of. He cares about
my feelings, but refines them
so they shine and reflect his
face.
As I read on, I praised
God more because he surely
has "dealt bountifully" with
me. As I grasped his good-
ness with both hands, the sun
burst through the clouds and
thanksgiving and rest took
the place of complaining and
unrest.
The last verse of the Psalm
says, "Praise the Lord!" How
can I do any less? Selah.

Jan Merop of Sebring is a
contributing writer of the News-


Sun. Her book "Pause and
Consider" is available at the
News-Sun.



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Members of the Highlands County Quilt Guild (from left), Marlene Garrigues, Billy Cooper, Mary Seigfreid, Barb Shelley, Darlene Groves
and Mary Wilson get some of the dolls ready for their show this upcoming weekend.




Quilts come alive in Sebring


Highlands County

Quilt Guild prepares

for Friday and

Saturday show
By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING
hey are more than
works of art.
Patches combined
with love become
conversations in
cloth.
The Quilts Alive
2005 Biennial
Show, sponsored by the Highlands
County Quilt Guild, will be from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the
Highlands County Agri-Civic Center on
U.S. 27.
On display will be 174 pre-judged
quilts representing 13 categories: Large
and small pieced quilts; large and small
appliqued quilts; wall quilts; collabora-
tive (at least two people worked on it);
mini quilts; home decor; wearable art;
other techniques (embroidery, etc.);
mixed technique (pieced and
appliqued); woolies (made from wool
fabric); and art quilts (innovative
designs.)
"There's a lot of talent represented,
even one child entered this year. We
hope this will stir future interest for a
youth category," said Mary Seigfreid,
co-chair of the show.
"One special feature this year will be
the display of handmade dolls. A basic
design pattern was given to members to
decorate in any style making it a boy
or girl doll, cat or dog, whatever type of
design that was appealing. I got the idea
from "Quilt Arts Magazine" that had a
national competition using this idea.


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Quilt guild members (from left), Vickie Nash, Barb Black, Artis Archer, Linda Davis,
Sandie Dusa, Carol Schmidt and Darlene Groves complete some of the quilts for the
show. The bright colored lion quilt (in front) shows a variety of color, subject and
designs as varied as the quilt makers.


The creativity expressed in these dolls
is so varied and amazing," Seigfreid
said.
There also is an antique quilts exhib-
it. Every quilt has a history, a unique
story to tell. Unfortunately, most
detailed written accounts of the back-
ground and history of many 19th centu-
ry quilts and quilt makers have been
lost. Information has been verbally
passed down through stories from gen-
eration to generation. Historically, quil-
ters shared their passion at quilting
bees; realizing people with similar hob-
bies need to communicate with each
other.
Certified quilt appraiser, Lori East,
will be present. And for a fee, you can
bring your own quilt, learn more about
it, get it dated and receive a written


report on its value for insurance purpos-
es from her.
"A quilting challenge representing 20
members, efforts is also on display.
Two materials were given with instruc-
tions to use a creative, original design
incorporating them. Each one is
unique," Sandy Spice said. "It's fun to
see all the different interpretations."
There will not only be exhibits of
beautiful quilts, but the excitement of
meeting and mixing with other quilters.
Or you can simply view the many novel
ideas displayed and collect useful hints
for improving your quilt making skills
at some of the workshops.
Free demonstrations will be from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The rest of the
schedule for Friday is as follows:
10 a.m. Shortcuts by Sue Tharp,


an authorized quilt-in-a-day instructor
E 11 a.m. Paper Piecing (Radiant
New York Beauties pattern)
12 p.m. Reversible Quilting
1 p.m. English Paper Piecing
(kits. are available for free hands-on
demonstrations)
2 p.m. Triangles on a roll
Free demonstrations will be done
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The
rest of the schedule for Saturday is as
follows:
10 a.m. Free Motion quilting
E 11 a.m. Single-Edge Applique
12 p.m. Dimensional Applique
1 p.m. Folded Flowers
"Bows and Blooms is a beautiful
handmade quilt that will be raffled at
3:30 p.m. on Saturday. To make it the
entire guild worked on it for nearly a
year, passing it from one person to the
next," said vice president Linn Shimek.
Quilt making has long been a way of
marking important events (like wed-
dings, or the birth of a child) so Bows
and Blooms should be highly collecta-
ble for the lucky winner ofthis 2005
commemorative show quilt.
Tickets for the Bows and Blooms
quilt can be purchased at the show for
$1 each or six tickets for $5. Several
projects benefit from the Highlands
County Quilt Guild's efforts. This year
the guild made 89 quilts for Kenilworth
Care nursing facility in Sebring, plus
kitten's cage quilts were made for the
Humfane Society of Highlands County.
The ladies also supported the Children's
Advocacy Center and Hansen House,
by supplying quilts for the children to
keep and take home.
Additionally, more than 20 members,
handmade quilts were donated for a
miniature quilt silent auction to be held
each day to benefit the Children's
Advocacy Center. "We all work togeth-
See QUILTS, page 8C


'Make a Blanket Day'


observed in Sebring


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING Saturday was
"National Make a Blanket
Day," sponsored by Janome
Sewing Machines.
The company's goal was to
create and distribute 1 million
blankets to kids all across the
nation through Project Linus.
Linus is the Peanuts cartoon
character who is always hold-
ing onto his security blanket.
Crafty Quilters is a national
Janome dealer and the area's
official drop-off center for the
Project Linus quilts. "This is
the third year we've given away
a Janome sewing machine (a
computerized DC3050) in a
drawing. It's very rewarding,"
said Dee Dee Bedard, owner.


Dee Bedard with some of the donated quilts for Project Linus


Project Linus is a 100-per-
cent volunteer non-profit
organization. These quilted
"security blankets" are given to
children going through
chemotherapy, or who have suf-
fered abuse. Containing stitches
of hope and love, these quilts
are the child's to keep and help
them through their trauma.
Some women work on these
Linus Project quilts year round.
"One woman recently brought
in about 25. People save fabric
scraps for her, and she con-
tributes every year. She's doing
something enjoyable, and with
this investment of her time,
she's contributing to a worth-
while cause," Bedard said.
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Mysterious lights spawn interest in aliens


We were walking home on a
cold but calm night, under a full
moon, admiring the lights
across Lake Jackson. Suddenly,
high in the southeast sky, I
noticed a semi-circle of small
lights.
I counted two sets of three
and one of two unblinking
lights, almost like the edge of a
fisherman's net with its glass
balls floating in the water.
"Look!" I said, and we both
stood and stared.
What was it helicopters
flying in close formation?
Ultra-lights? Lighted balloons?
If that wasn't disconcerting
enough, suddenly across the
water came several silent bursts
of fireworks. We knew they
were some type of firework
because each one left behind a
small but noticeable puff of
gray smoke.
We walked past a low-
branched tree that obscured our
vision of the necklace of lights,
and then realized that the lights
were moving rapidly southeast,
becoming only pinpoints of
lights, and then disappearing
altogether.
What did we see? That ques-
tion has been raised by hun-
dreds of people, and your
libraries have the books to
prove it.
There is no shortage of books
on this subject, so satisfy 'your
curiosity by checking out
"UFOs Over Topanga Canyon:
Eyewitness Accounts of the
California Sightings," "UFOs:
A Manual for the Millennium,"
"Angels and Aliens: UFOs and
the. Mythic Imagination,"
"U.F.O.: Evaluating the
Evidence," "UFO Files: Out of
the World-but True?," "UFO.
Revelation: The Secret
Technology Exposed," "The
UFO Encyclopedia: The
Phenomenon From the
Beginning," the video "UFOs
Encounters and Abductions,"
"UFOs: Opposing Viewpoints,"


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Answer'? Ufology
for the 21st
Century: Towards
an Explanation of
Flying Saucers,
Ufology, and Alien
Abduction."
Now there's a
new word for your
latest dictionary-
"ufology", but
whether it makes
the jump to com-
mon usage or not


LIBRARY LINES
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Hesselink


depends on how many of us use
it! The fact is, most of us find
the nighttime sky to be filled
with unknown objects. We
vaguely refer to those unidenti-
fied flying objects as stars, but
wouldn't it be much better to
actually know what is flying
above us night after night?
The correct term for our
learning mission is astronomy
and we have clusters of titles to
grab your attention and sneak in
some learning at the same time.
Try some of these titles in the
520s area of your library:


"Where are the Stars
During the Day?,"
"Peterson First Guide
to Astronomy,":
Edmond Halley, the
Man and His Comet,"
"Comet Watch: The
Return of Halley's
Comet," "Asteroids,
Comets, and Meteors,"
"Turn Right at Orion,"
"Highlights from the
Hubble Telescope:
Postcards from
Space," "Isaac


Asimov's Great Space
Mysteries," "Rogue Asteroids
and Doomsday Comets," "The
Big Dipper," "How to Read the
Night Sky," "Killer Rocks from
Outer Space," "Cosmic Light
Shows," "Did Comets Kill the
Dinosaurs?" or "Rain of Iron
and Ice: The Very Real Threat
of Comet and Asteroid
Bombardment."
Read to the children or
grandchildren "Once Upon a
Starry Night: A Book of
Constellation Stories" or "Star
Names: Their Lore and
Meaning."


One book right up the alley
of home computer users is "The
Usborne Internet-linked Book
of Astronomy and Space."
There are some very out-in-
space ideas about outer space!
Read and form your own opin-
ion. By understanding more
about the constellations and the
night sky, you'll find there
aren't so many UFOs orbiting
above you.
Come back to earth by
watching the Charlie Chaplin
film "City Lights" Saturday,
Feb. 26, at the Avon Park
Library. This is the Little
Tramp in perhaps his most bril-
liant starring role.

Carolyn Hesselink is the admin-
istrative secretary of the
Highlands County Library
System. Library cards are
always free. For information,
call 452-3803 in Avon Park,
402-6716 in Sebring, or 699-
3705 in Lake Placid; or visit the
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Take a second look at planting Coleus


When it is summer in
Highlands County, heat and
humidity become a concern for
your bedding plants. As for
those that do well under such
conditions, coleus is one which
deserves serious consideration.
All of us may remember
coleus from our grandmother's
gardens and may have gotten
away from using them in recent
years. But recently many new
varieties have come on the mar-
ket, and these are well suited to
Florida's landscapes.
Coleus are easy to grow, low-
maintenance plants that are
almost foolproof when grown
in well drained soil and watered
through droughts. They do
great in baskets and containers
but many times coleus are not
used properly. Stop dabbing a
coleus here and a coleus there
- plant them by the flat to
make a real visual impact."
Most of the coleus varieties
sold at the retail garden centers
today are recommended for
full-sun settings. The Solar
Series and Sun Lover Series are
currently very popular. Solar
Series plants come in a variety


of leaf colors with
bold variegation. ';
There are at least
eight cultivars with -,
rich blends of green,
maroon, plum, yel-
low and cream.
Other outstanding
varieties include '
Alabama Sun,
Burgundy Sun, Plum GRO
Parfait and New SFN
Orleans Red (Red
Ruffles).
Coleus are grown Highi
in the landscape for County
their brightly colored Garc
foliage. Do not let -
them go to flower pinch
those off, and a more bushy
plant develops. Even if the par-
ticular variety you have is slow
to send up flower spikes, keep
the terminal growth pinched
back across the top of the plant.
These terminal pinches also can
be easily rooted in almost any
propagation medium and prob-
ably will even root in a glass of
water on your kitchen window
sill.
One key to success with any
bedding plant, coleus included,
is to improve the native soil


intended for the
planting site. If you
need to develop a


de,


new landscape bed
area, be sure to
amend the sandy soil
with organic matter
to allow for better
root development.
Then after plant-
lING ing, broadcast an
application of slow-
1ON release fertilizer over
- the top of the bed and
hands mulch with cypress,
Master pine bark or pine
ners straw. And be sure to
- water occasionally to
get the plants established. In
our area coleus will over winter
if provided with from frost.

If you have gardening ques-
tions, call 402-6540 or visit the
Master Gardeners office in the
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center Send questions to:
Master Gardeners, 4509
George Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872.
Ed Aven is a Florida Master
Gardener; affiliated with the
University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural
Sciences.


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Mike and Peg Johnston will demonstrate American smooth ballroom
dancing for the Sebring Social Dance Club on Friday. They are top-
ranked competitive dancers in the state and founders of Tampa's
Southern Star Chapter of the U.S. Ballroom Dancers Association.


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Lois Palmer of Sebring; Gail Diamond of Wauchula; Lynn Whyle,
Kay Traister, Mary Traister, and Margaret Garaf, all of Lake Placid,
enjoy lively camaraderie on a typical working day at Crafty
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Crafty Quilters is 4/10 of a
mile from the intersection of
U.S. 27 and U.S. 98 in a bright
yellow house. The aroma of
brewing coffee invites you
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huge assortment of supplies
and finished products and
ideas, plus a workroom where
sewing enthusiasts gather.
Bedard can suggest style, fab-
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beginner. And there's a huge
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Places to Worship is a paid
advertisement in the News-Sun
that is published Friday and
Sunday. To find out more infor-
mation on how to place a listing
in this directory, call the News-
Sun at 385-6155, 465-0426 or 452-
1009, Ext. 514.


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New Life
Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching
His Doctrine; and Awaiting His
Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit
and in Truth." Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor
Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924;
Church phone, 386-4419.
First Assembly of God, 4409
Kenilworth Blvd. The Rev. Wilmont
McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10
a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS
Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night,
(Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth
. Group, Royal Rangers,
Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-
6431.

BAPTIST

Avqn Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Christ cen-
tered and biblically based. Sunday
worship services, 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bible class-
es at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all
ages. Choir practice at 4:45 p.m.
Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556.
Minister, Rev. R.L. Polk home
phone 635-0053.
Bethany Baptist Church,
(GARBC), Christ-centered,
Biblically based, family focused
church on 798 C-17A South, Avon
Park, FL (corner of SR-17 and C-
17A Truck Route). Pastor: David L.
Conrad. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.;
Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening
Service, 6 p.m.; AWANA Club for
children age 3 to sixth grade is 6:45-
8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Conquerors
for Christ teen group (with Pastor
Ben Kurz) and Adult Prayer and
Praise time meet at 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Nursery care is provid-
ed for all services. For more infor-
mation, phone 452-1136.
E Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.


WOCX Channel 5 (Comcast 12)
Sunday 10 a.m. Ron Smith, Pastor.
Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church, 700
Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday:
Evening Service, 7 p.m.;
Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Michael Roberts,
Pastor. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax:
453-6986. E-mail: fellowsh@stra-
to.net.
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal, 9 a.m.
Library open, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School, 10 a.m. Spanish Bible
Study (chape), 10:30 a.m. Library
open, 11 a.m. Morning Worship, 11
a.m. Spanish Worship Service, 5
p.m. ESL, 5:45 p.m. Youth choir,
5:45 p.m. Discipleship Training,
6:30 p.m. Spanish Worship Service
(chapel), 7 p.m. Evening Worship
Service. ESL Tuesday schedule:
9-10 a.m. computer class; 10 a.m.
to noon conversational English; 7-9
p.m. computer class and conversa-
tional English. Regular Wednesday
schedule: 3:15-5:30 p.m. youth
(seventh through eighth) after
school program, 5 p.m. Family Night
Supper, 6 p.m. Children's choir
rehearsals, 6:15 p.m. youth activi-
ties, 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting and
adult choir rehearsal, 7 p.m. Bible
studies and mission groups, 9 p.m.
College Bible Study (FLC). Nursery
open for all services. Telephone
453-6681. Dr. Vemrnon Harkey, pas-
tor.
* First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship servic-
es are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the 11
a.m. worship service. Wednesday
evening, a youth group meets at 7
p.m. and is for grades seventh
through 12th. Also at 7 p.m., is a
prayer service followed by adult
choir rehearsal at 8 p.m. First Lorida
is the "Place to discover God's
love." Marcus Marshall, senior pas-
tor. Randy Chastain, associate pas-
tor. Mike Ford, bus captain. Bus
rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.
worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For more infor-
mation about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
710 Wst Bell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Service, 8:30 a.m.;
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Service,
10:45 a.m. Wednesday night:
Mealtime for children, 6:15 p.m.;


Games, 6:40 p.m.; Adult Bible
Study, 7 p.m. Youth Group (seventh
through 12th grade), 7 p.m.; Agape
Club (3 year olds through sixth
grade), 7 p.m. Nursery provided.
Pastor: Scott Waldron. 453-5339.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School
- 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship -
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening 6
p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Maranatha 'Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Kenneth L.
Andrus; Associate Pastors, Rev.
Robert Rowland and Rev. Duane
Bell. Phone 382-4301.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Mike
Adams, Pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir
practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided.
For information, call 382-0869.
* Socthside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
0. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, Q:30
p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder-,
garten through fifth grade, 6:30
p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
* Spring Lake Baptist Church,
7408 Valencia Road, Sebring, FL
33876. Phone: 655-2610. Contact:
Richard E. Meyer. Independent, fun-
damental, affiliated with the
GARBC. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning service, 10:45
a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6
p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting
and Bible study, 7 p.m.

CATHOLIC

St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St.,


ORSHIP


Sebring, FL 33870), 385-0049. The
Rev. Jose Gonzalez. Masses -
Saturday Vigils: 3:30 and 5 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30
a.m. and noon (Spanish).
Confessions: 2:45-3:15 p.m.
Saturday (or on request). Daily
Mass, 8 a.m. Monday through
Friday. Faith Formation Classes for
grades kindergarten through fifth, 9-
10:15 a.m. Sunday in the parish hall
(Rebecca Propst, coordinator of
Faith Formation for grades kinder-
garten through eighth, 385-7844.)
The Edge Program for grades sixth
through eighth is from 6:45-8:15,
p.m. Wednesday in the Youth
Center (Rebecca Propst). Life Teen
for high school students from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Youth
Center. (William Sr. and Sandy
Manint, youth ministers, 382-2222).
Adult Faith Formation-and people.
waiting to be Catholic in the Youth
Center from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
(William Manint Sr., program direc-
tor, 385-0049). Choir rehearsal from
7-9 p.m. Wednesday in church.
Robert Gillmore, director of music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid,
465-3215. Father Vincent Llaria,
Pastor. Mass schedule: Summer
(May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4
p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays, 9 a.m. Winter (Nov. 1 to
April 30) Saturday, 4 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8
a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first
Saturday at 9 a.m.

CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church, 101
Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
(two miles east of U.S. 27 on
County Road 621), 465-7065. Web
site: www.eastsidecc.org. S.C.
Couch, minister; cell phone 464-
2845 or home, 699-2617. Sunday
Worship Celebration with the Lord's
Supper each week 10:30 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 11 a.m. Janet Couch, choir
director. Thelma Hall, organist. Bible
School at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m. Choir
rehearsal, 7:35 p.m. "Building for
ALL generations." "God is able to do
Immeasurably more than we ask or
imagine by His powerful Spirit at
work within us." Ephesians 3:20.
First Christian Church, 1016 W.
Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825;
453-5334. Bill Raymond, minister.
Steve Bishop, youth minister.
Sunday: 8:30 and 10:35- a.m.
Worship, 9:30 a.m. Bible school.
Tuesday: 6:15 p.m. Choir.
Wednesday: 6:45 p.m. Youth
Groups and Adult Study. Nursery is


always provided.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Ave., (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. The Rev. Johan
Van der Merwe, pastor; Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10:30 a.m.
* Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
Sam Wirick-Velez, Youth Minister;
Cora Schwingel, Children's Director.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m.; Wednesday night
meals, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday
Bible Study, 6 p.m. Phone 382-
6676.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

M Christian Science Society, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship & Sunday School.
Testimonial Meetings each 2nd &
4th Wednesday at 5 p.m. A free
public Reading Room, located at the
,church, is open Tuesday and
Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CHURCH OF BRETHREN

* Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: All Day, Ladies Aid;
Family Night Supper, 5:30 p.m.;
Children and Youth Clubs, 6:30
p.m.; Adult Forum, 6:30 p.m.;
Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. The Rev.
Cecil D. Hess, Pastor. The Rev.
Wendell Bohrer, Associate Pastor.
Phone 385-1597.
* Lorida Church of the Brethren
on Bay Street, three blocks south of
U.S. 98, P.O. Box 149, Lorida, FL
33857. Phone 655-1466. Sunday
School classes for children, youth
and adults at 9:30 a.m.. Christian
worship at 10:30 a.m. Varied pro-
grams at 7 p.m. Pastor, Rev. John
Tubbs.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

* Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services, 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available at every service. Bible
Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages. Church phone:
453-4692.
Community Bible Church -
Churches of Christ in Christian
Union, (Orange Blossom
Conference Center) 1400 C-17A
North (truck route), Avon Park.


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Presenting Jesus Christ as the
answer for time and eternity.
Sunday morning worship service.
10:30 a.m. Nursery pro.:vied Junior
Church activities at same lime for K-
6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour
(all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transporlatlon
available.) Sunday evening praise
and worship service e, 6 p m
Wednesday evening prayer service,
7 p.m. Children and youth activities
at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is
welcome, please come worship with
us. Tom Schankweiler, Pastor.
Phone 453-6052.
* Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.
Minister: Bryan Naugle. We would
like to extend an invitation for you
and your family to visit with us here
at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of
service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9
a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10
a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7
p.m.

EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer, Sunday morning satel-
lite location is South Florida
Community College University
Center, 600 East College Drive,
Avon Park. Follow the signs. Holy
Communion and Traditional Music,
8:30 a.m.; Sunday School and Adult
Bible Study, 10:15 a.m.; Holy
Communion and Contemporary
Music, 11 a.m. Join us at our satel-
lite location as we birth a new
church. We are moving forward with
Christ spiritually and physically
embracing the future. Phone, 452-
2661 or e-mail
redeemerl895@aol.com.

* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 8:45
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.

* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051.
Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, Rector.
Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:
Order of St. Luke Study, 5:15 p.m.
and Holy Communion with Healing
Service, 6:15 p.m.


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Ballroom dance

couple to give

demonstration

SEBRING Mike and Peg
Johnston, of Tampa, will
demonstrate American smooth
ballroom dancing for the
Sebring Social Dance Club
from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
The Johnstons are among the
top-rated amateur competitive
dance couples in Florida.
They have been competing
since the mid-1990s. They now
dance in the championship
division of the U.S. Ballroom
Dancers Association and are
founders of its Southern Star
Chapter in Tampa, which
presently has 200 active mem-
bers. They recently placed sec-
ond in the southeast regional
championship.
American smooth ballroom
dancing is the waltz, tango, fox
trot and Viennes waltz.
Soft drinks and ice will be
sold. Dancers may bring their
own snacks.
For details, call Bill Ringo at
471-1992.











News-Sun, Sunday, February 20, 2005


Courtesy photo
Three Men and a Tenor will be performing music and comedy at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the
South Florida Community College Auditorium in Avon Park.


Three Men and a Tenor entertaining at SFCC


AVON PARK Michigan's
highest-rated touring group is
making a stop at the South
Florida Community College
Auditorium.
Three Men and a Tenor will
perform its high energy show at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12,
as part of the SFCC Artists
Series.
The concert will consist of a
cappella arrangements from
The Temptations, The Eagles,
The Doobie Brothers, Elvis
Presley, The Beatles, Bob
Marley, Sugar Ray, Garth
Brooks and Aretha Franklin, as


well as several of the group's
original songs.
"We want to include all age
groups in our shows," said
singer Mark Stiles. "Most peo-
ple just need some positive
energy in their lives right now,
and we feel that by giving them
some great, upbeat music, we
may help them feel better.
"Once we have them laugh-
ing, it's easy after that. We just
try to help people forget about
their worries, and leave our
shows feeling better than when
they came in. To us, this is
what our job is all about."


The group was formed by
four members of the Men's
Glee Club at Michigan State
University in January 1992.
Thirteen years later, the found-
ing members remain together.
The group has been described
as equal doses of the Smothers
Brothers, Statler Brothers and
Marx Brothers.
The show is co-sponsored by
Dr. and Mrs. Rulx Ganthier, Jr.
and the Alan Jay Automotive
Network. To purchase tickets,
call the SFCC Box Office from
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. week-
days at 453-6661, ext. 7178.


Learn how to use your remaining vision!
With adaptive equipment and techniques you can continue to have your independence with
reading, writing and all you selfcare needs.
* Occupational Therapists specializing in vision rehabilitation
* In home visits available after training
* Low vision rehab for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma
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GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, Sebring. Sunday
School (all ages) and First Worship
Service, 9:30 a.m.; Second Worship
Service, 10:30 a.m.; Evening Bible
Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer
Meeting and Youth gathering, 7-8
p.m. Kids City/Preschool Day Care
is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Call the church
about registration. Dr. Randall
Smith, Senior Pastor; Rev. Vince
Lohnes, Pastoral Care; and Pastor
Denny Brown, Family Ministries.
Phone 385-3111.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.

JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Hillside Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbat servic-
es held on first and third Friday at
7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Women's
luncheon, fourth Tuesday of every
month at noon at different restau-
rants. Torah Commentary at 3 p.m.
every Thursday. Adult educational
movies at 2 p.m. every second
Sunday. Open to the public. For fur-
ther information, call Bernie
Wolkove, president, 385-1925, or
the office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Avon Park Lutheran Mission
(LCMS), Sunday services are at the
Good Shepherd Church, 4348
Schumacher Road, Sebring.
Sunday morning service is at 9 a.m.
Bible study is at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday devotion is at 6:30 p.m.
The pastor is Scott McLean.
* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1744 S.E. Lakeview Dr.
The Rev. Eugene R. Fernsler,
Pastor; Jim Dunn, Deacon; Alan
Long, Director of Music. Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. (nursery pro-
vided); Healing Service on Holy
Days at 11:30 a.m.; Parish Choir at
6:45 p.m. Wednesday;
Mary/Martha Circle at 11 a.m. first
Tuesday; Dorcas Circle at 10 a.m.
second and fourth Monday; and
Lutheran Men at 6:30 p.m. third
Monday. Phone 385-0797.
E Faith Lutheran Church LCMS,
2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Church phone: 385-7848, Faith's
Closet phone: 385-2782. Rev. Paul
A. Ruff, Interim Pastor; Ken Buth,
Family Life Minister; Lea Ann Curry,


Parish Nurse. Worship services 10
a.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Saturday.
(Communion the first and third
Saturday and Sunday of the month.)
Sunday Worship Service is broad-
cast on WITS 1340 AM at 10 a.m.
Sunday School for children and
adults, 8:45 a.m., September
through May. Inter-generational
Sunday school, ages 10 through
adult, 8:45. a.m. June through
August. Educational Opportunities:
Weekly Adult Bible Studies. Special
Worship Services on Thanksgiving
Eve, Christmas Eve, New Year's
Eve and Easter. Midweek Services
during Advent and Lent. Faith's
Closet Resale Shop is open to the
community from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. All are warmly
welcome in the Family of Faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
provided. Social activities: Choir,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. Weekday
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30
a.m. For more information, call Rev.
Richard Fyffe at 385-2293 or 385-
5793.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 East Main Street, Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Sunday Worship 10:30
a.m. (The 8 a.m. service resumes
Oct. 3) Coffee and fellowship hour
follow the service. Sunday school, 9
a.m.; Wednesday worship, (year
round) 7 p.m. Office phone number
is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, Pastor.
Worship Schedule for December
through Easter: Worship Service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion Services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. -only); Education
Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship Schedule
for Summer Fall: Worship Service
9 a.m.; Communion Services, first
and third Sundays; Education Hour
10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent
and Advent season, Call office for
times; Maundy Thursday and Good
Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and
10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.;
Christmas Day, 10 a.m.;
Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7
p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth
Group, Senior Citizens, Younger
Side Adults, Ladies Missionary


League, Ladies Guild, Small group
studies as scheduled. Music: Choir
and hand chimes. Trinity Tots
Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
License: C14H10020: Susan Norris,
director.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road. Sunday: First
Worship Service and Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10:45
a.m.; Junior and Senior Night Youth,
5:30 p.m.; and Evening Service,
6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Friends
Clubs (ages 3 through fifth grade);
Youth Bible Study, Prayer Meeting,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
Pastor; Reinhold Buxbaum,
Associate Pastor; and Wayne
Henderson, Youth Pastor. Church
office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m.
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester
Osbeck. A small friendly church
waiting for your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc. meets at the Sebring Civic
Center (behind the library) on
Lakeview Drive at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Linda M. Downing, Minister: Phone,
3 1 4 9 1 9 .5 ,
lindadowning@hotmail.com. Casey
L. Downing, Associate Minister:
Phone, 385-8171,
caseydowning@hotmail.com.
Check out our Web site at chris-
tiantraining.net.
* Highlands Community Church
meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at the
Hill-Gustat Middle School in Sebring
for casual and contemporary wor-
ship. Kid's Zone and nursery are
provided each Sunday. Youth and
adult small groups meet throughout
the week. Bruce Linhart is pastor.
Phone 402-1684 or e-mail
www.highlandscommunity.comrn.
* Unity of Sebring Family
Worship Centre at the Centre for
Positive Living, member of the
Association of Unity Churches, 204
S. Orange St., Sebring, FL 33870
(between Highlands County
Courthouse and Sebring Middle
School). Sunday Celebration
Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care
available. Adult Discussion Group, 9
a.m. Sunday. Weekly classes,
Christian Bookstore, Prayer Ministry
and Spiritual Counseling also avail-
able. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister. For information, call 471-
1122.

PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A


Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, 10:30
a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
Sunday -evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:
covpres@strato.net; Web site:
www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, Pastor; Brent
Bergman, Pastor of Youth and
Families. Office hours: 8:30-11:30
a.m. Monday through Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church, 319
Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.
385-0107. Sunday School, all ages,
9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;
Monday: Junior High Youth Group
(grades fifth through seventh), 3:15-
4:15 p.m. Tuesday: Senior High
Youth Group (teens), 6:30-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday: Adult Bible Study,
10:30 a.m.; "KFC" Kids for Christ
Youth Group (grades first through
fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir rehearsal,
5:30 p.m. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pas-
tor. Tracey A. Bressette, director of
Christian education.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP
117 North Oak Street, Lake Placid,
465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@earth-
link.net. The Rev. Ray Cameron,
senior pastor; the Rev. Drew
Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship, 8:30 and
11 a.m.; Contemporary service,
10:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 945
a.m.; Youth Groups, 5 p.m. Nursery
provided at all services. Tuesday:
Explorers (third through fifth grade)
2:45 p.m. Wednesday: Small Group
Bible Studies, 7 p.m.; Youth Group,
6:45 p.m.; Rock Solid, 6:45 p.m.;
Elevate, 9 p.m. Thursday:
Sonbeams (kindergarten through
second grade).
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard Wedig.
Choir Director: Suzan Wedig.
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,
slpc@tnni.net; Web site,
http://slpc.presbychurch.org.

REORGANIZED CHURCH
OF LATTER DAY SAINTS

* Community of Christ, Avon
Park/Sebring, 3240 Grand Prix
Drive, Sebring Country Estates,
(behind Wal-Mart). Sunday servic-
es: 10 a.m., Sunday School, 11 a.m.
Worship service. Wednesday: 7


p.m. Prayer service. Marcia Roark,
Pastor. Phone 655-5379 or 382-
2631. World Church Mission: We
proclaim Jesus Chrst and promote
communities of joy, hope, love and
peace
* The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints. 3235 Grand Pnx
Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Phone:
382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop:
Alfred Schreiber, first counselor: and
Scott Gadsden, second counselor.
Family History Center: 382-1822.
Sunday services Sacrament serv-
ice, 9 a.m.: Gospel Doctrine, 10:20
a m ; and PriesthoodiReliet Society,
11:10 a.m.

SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

* Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 2106 N State Road 17,
Sebring. 385-2438. Worship
Services 9 15 a.m. Saturday. Bible
study, 11 a.m. Saturday, preaching,
7.15 p.m. Tuesday, prayer meeting.
Community service: 9-11 a.m. every,
Monday. Health van ministry: 9-1
a m every second Thursday of the
month Pastor Gregg Aguirre.
* Walker Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd.. Avon Park Phone: 453-
6641 or e-mail: wmc'@srato.net.
Saturday moving worship services:
8-30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sabbath
School. 9:50 a.m. Adventist Youth in
Action (AYA), 4 p.m. Vespers one
hour before sunset Wednesday
prayer meeting 7 p.m. Senior
Pastor, Bill Largo; Associate Pastor,
Eben Aguirre: and Youth Pastor,
Tom Baker. Walker Memorial
Academy Christian School offenng
education for kindergarten through
12th grades

THE SALVATION ARMY

* The Salvation Army Center
for Worship. Sunday: Sunday
School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meet-
ing, 11 a.m.; Praise Meeting, 12:30
p:m. Tuesday: Bible Study, 6:30
p.m.; Women's Ministries, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 5
p.m. Every fourth Thursday is Men's
Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. All meetings
are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave.,
Sebring. For more information, visit
the Web site www.salvationarmyse-
bring.com or call Captain Mary
Holmes at 385-7548.

UNITED METHODIST

8 First United Methodist Church,
200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 453-3759. Weekly
services: 6 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 and
11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. Sunday
School; Youth Fellowship, 6 p.m.
Sunday; choir practice 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday; Cub Scouts, 6 p.m.
Monday; Boy Scouts, 7:15 p.m.
Monday. Karen Wilson, choir direc-
tor/organist; Rev. Edward Wilson,


minister of vishatnon, Rev. Robert
Thorn, pastor. Everyone is wel-
come
* First United Methodist Church,
125 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. Ron Daniels, pastor. Rev
Betty Kniss, assistant pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
and 10:55 a.m. Contemporary
Sunday Worship at 9-40 a.m.
Sunday School at 940 and 10.55
a.m. Youth meeting, 5:30-8 p.m.
Sunday Youth After School Ministry,
3-5 p.m Tuesday. Rick Heilig, youth
director. Children's After School
Ministry, 2:30-4:30 p.m
Wednesday. Marge Jemigan, direc-
tor. The 10 55 a.m. Sunday worship
service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial There is a nursery
available at all services
* -Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., Lake
Placid. FL, 33852. Douglas S.
Pareti. senior pastor. Sunday wor-
ship schedule- Traditional worship, 8
a.m.: Contemporary Worship, 9:15
a.m.: Blended Worship. 10:45 a.m.:
and Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Sunday school for all ages at 9:30
and 11 a.m Christ centered Sunday
school and youth program. Bible
studies, book studies, women's
meetings, and Chnstian fellowship -
call the church for meeting times. A
loving nursery care provided every
Sunday coming. We are 1 congre-
gation that want to know Chnst and
make him known. For more informa-
tion, check out our church Web site
at www.memonalumc corn or call
the church office, 465-2422.
* St. John United Methodist
Church. 3214 Grand Pnx Drive.
Sebnng, FL 33872. Sebring Country
Estates The Rev P. Dean Brown,
Pastor Sunday School. 9:15 a m.;
Sunday Moming Worship, 8 a.m.
(November-April) and 10:30 a.m.
(all year). Hispanic Worship 10:30
a.m. Classes for all ages. Phone
382-1736.

UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

*1 Emmanuel United Church of
Christ, 3115 Hope Street, Sebring,
FL 33875. Sunday worship, 9:30
a.m. Children's Christian Education,
9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome at
Emmanuel. We are located 1.7
miles west of U.S. 27 on Hammock
Road. For more information, call the
church office at 471-1999 or e-mail
to eucc@strato.net.
* Union Congregational, U.C.C.,
106 Robert Britt St., Avon Park, FL
33825; 453-3345. Pastor: The Rev.
Bill Breylinger. Sunday services are
at 8 a.m. at the Historic Church, 101
Jim Rodgers Ave.; 9 a.m. and 10:30
a.m. at Millennium Church, 106
Robert Britt St. Sunday school: 9
a.m. Bible study: 5 p.m. Wednesday
worship service: 6 p.m. Sunday
evening worship: 6 p.m.


Happy

Valentines
IL Winter residents Irene
fownir and Bill Thomas partici-
pate in a Valentine's Day
anniversary party
Monday afternoon at
Al .Whispering Pines Village
in Sebring. The honorees
-\ ~were 38 couples who had
S_ been married 50 years or
more. The Thomases
have been married 65
,' years; the longest of all
Trt the couples. They have
,,. i (Jf three children and nine
grandchildren. 'Nothing
.. stays the same,' Bill said.
Irene explained, 'You
could buy a brand new
S ':'car for $3,000 when we
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AVON PARK The sassy
musical "The Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas" will be
playing at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb.
28, at the South Florida
Community College
Auditorium.
The musical is based on the
true story of the Chicken
Ranch, a a legendary Texas
brothel, which operated from
the 1840s to 1973. It was shut
down by the efforts of a crusad-
ing Houston radio commentator
and his morally conservative
audience.
First staged on Broadway in
1982, "The Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas" begins
during the last days of the
Chicken Ranch, which earned
its name because Depression
Era customers were allowed to
pay with poultry.
Melvin P. Thorpe is the tele-
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close down the Chicken Ranch.


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Chicken Ranch, and her on-
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Earl Dodd.
This performance in the
SFCC Artists Series is co-spon-
sored by Bill and Lisa Jarrett


and Dr. and Mrs. David Willey.
A limited number of tickets
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News\-Stin Suinday. February 20, 2005


SFCC exhibit shows works of Lake Placid


China paintings, oils, watercolors and
pastels are being displayed by 18 artists


AVON PARK Eighteen
members of the Lake Placid Art
League are showing their works
in the lobby of South Florida
Community College's Fine Arts
Auditorium.
The exhibit can be viewed
through early March whenever
the auditorium is open for per-
formnances or by appointment.
An open gallery will be held
from 11 a.m. to noon
Wednesday. The artists will be
on hand to speak about their
work.
The exhibit reflects the wide
range of talent and interest
among art league members.


Painted china pieces are
being displayed by Miriam
Boswell, Joan Dunn, Alma
Heflin, Virginia Knotts and
Betty McConnell.
Marge Callas is showing
paintings of two water scenes
and an Everglades scene on the
front wall of the lobby.
A pastel portrait and an oil
painting of a cougar will be
shown by Revi Guzauskas.
Jean Gragert is contributing
an oil painting of a grist mill
and a landscape painting show-
ing a cougar camouflaged in a
mountain.
Several painters will be


exhibiting first-time works.
Joan Swxansoin will show her
first,. an egret preening itself.
and her second, a portrait of a
ltmusician. Stephen Maztiarz Jr.
is exhibiting his first painting, a
third scene. He and his wiIc
recently joined the arl league.
Diana Pelland's first pastel of
flowers in a vase will hbe shown.
A watercolor painting of an
orchid is coming from Inez
McCormick, who has main-
tained her art league nmember-
ship even though she now lives
in Jacksonville.
Barbara Wade, another
watercolorist, is exhibiting a
painting of irises. She is now in
North Carolina and expects to
return to Sebring in the future.
Two landscapes in oil will be


Art League
shown by Cliff Mitchell. 'The\
are colorful, strong and serene.
Marionl Murphy, another oil
painter, is submilling two paint-
ings one will a rocking chair
and one with a horse.
Ilewellyn Rinald will dis-
play a pastel and a watercolor
of scenes of Mexico, where she
lives part of the year.
Bill Snyder ,will show a
painting of a foal and a black
Friesian-spiritled horse on large
canvases.
A beach chair scene. a still
life of a bronieliad and a land-
scape will he contributed by Jo
Tobler.
For details about the exhibit,
call SFCC at 382-6900.


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Art league's bus trip is going to 'Diana: The


Celebration' and 'Claude Monet's London' An.tiques,


Public invited to
March 5 excursion
to St. Petersburg
SEBRING A bus will be
taking local residents to see
"Diana: The Celebration" and
"Claude Monet's London:
Artists' Reflections on the
Thames," through arrange-
ments by the Highlands Art


League.
The exhibits are at the
Florida International Museum
and the Museum of Fine Arts in
St. Petersburg.
The bus will leave at 7 a.m.
Saturday, March 5, from the
north side of the Sebring Public
Library on Lakeview Drive.
The first stop will be at the
Florida International Museum
to view 150 possessions that
once belonged to the late


Princess of Wales and reflect all
stages of her life. Among them
are paintings and drawings by
Thomas Gainsborough and
John Singer Sergeant, heirloom
jewels, designer dresses and her
wedding gown.
Lunch will be at Bay Walk, a
group of upscale shops and
unusual restaurants.
A viewing of "Claude
Monet's London" will be in the
afternoon. The exhibit shows


many of Monet's masterpieces
as well as 100 other works by
American and European artists.
Cost is $70 for the public and
$65 for art league members. It
includes transportation and
admission to the museums.
Complimentary refreshments
will be provided by Kahn
Grove Service.
Early reservations are
encouraged by calling 385-
5312.


Garden Club taking


bus to rose nursery


COMIVMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CALL FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE


LAKE PLACID The Lake
Placid Garden Club will spon-
sor a bus trip to Nelson's Roses
in Apopka on Wednesday,
March 23.
The nursery is known for
raising roses suitable to


Florida's environment.
The public is welcome. Cost
is $20 per person.
Plants can be purchased to
take home.
For details, call Dianne
Kurek at 465-3340.


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Decorative painter Cynthia Burmood shows one of her paintings, a
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over the Bows and Blooms quilt to be raffled off during the quilt
show. Seigfreid is chairman of the show and Elliott is co-
chair.Shimek is chairman of the committee for this raffle quilt.
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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-78 CCS
UBALDO MARRERO, JOSE L.
PEREZ AND OLGA VARGAS,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
CARMEN RODRIGUEZ LEBRON,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Carmen Rodriguez Lebron
Calle 30 SE #830
Caparra Terrace, PR 00921
YOU ARE NOTIFIED than an action seeking
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
LOT 41, BLOCK 24, SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on James F. McCollum, Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 129 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 on
or before 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
DATED on this 14th day of February, 2005.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-80 CCS
UBALDO MARRERO, JOSE L.
PEREZ AND OLGA VARGAS,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
HARRY H. CUEVAS-VELAZQUEZ,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACj I.
TO: ar ry H: Cur.. vpla e- '
C/o tIfyrnAri.ni: cn'r'ae
Cood. Villi ,lei Pirnu EtdlI 11 Aii F
Saniturce, PR 00909
Harry H. Cuevas-Velazquez
Calle del Pepino #2-2
Reparto Flamingo
Bayamon, PR 00619
YOU ARE NOTIFIED than an action seeking
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
LOT 13, BLOCK 30, SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, SECTION 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on James F. McCollum, Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 129 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 on
or before 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
DATED on this 14th day of February, 2005.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ .Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
February 20, 27; March 6,13, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-79 CCS
UBALDO MARRERO, JOSE L.
PEREZ AND OLGA VARGAS,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
IRVILLE GRAY,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Irville Gray
P.O. Box 2471
Kingshill
St. Croix, Virgin Is. 00850
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Plaintiffs,
vs.
LUIS R. PLUMEY and CARMEN A.
LOPEZ PLUMEY, his wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Carmen A. Lopez Plumey
1889 Glasgow Avenue
College Park URB
Rio Piedras, PR 00921
YOU ARE NOTIFIED than an action seeking
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
LOT 30, BLOCK 63, SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on James F. McCollum, Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 129 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 on
or before 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
DATED on this 14th day of February, 2005.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
February 20, 27; March 6,13, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
*CASE NO.: 05-83 CCS
UBALDO MARRERO, JOSE L.
PEREZ AND OLGA VARGAS,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
OTTO VAZQUEZ TORRES,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Otto Vazquez Torres
Calle Carreras 55
Humacao, PR 00661
YOU ARE NOTIFIED than an action seeking
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
LOT 39, BLOCK 71, SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
:-,PAG iF THE PiiLiC RECORDS
has bi ee i]ri ,Ou. you al re-
,lued11 ) :i"erve a ,:opy 01 your written defens-
es, if any, to it on James F. McCollum, Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 129 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 on
or before 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
DATED on this 14th day of February, 2005.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-82 CCS
UBALDO MARRERO, JOSE L.
PEREZ AND OLGA VARGAS,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
PADRES PASIONISTAS,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Padres Pasionistas
Ave Baldorioty De Castro
Santurce, PR 00907
YOU ARE NOTIFIED than an action seeking
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
LOT 8, BLOCK 66, SEBRING COUNTRY ES-
TATES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on James F. McCollum, Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 129 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 on
or before 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.


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DATED on this 14th day of February, 2005.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 2005


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LOT 7, BLOCK 63, SEBRING COUNTRY ES-
TATES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on James F. McCollum, Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 129 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 on
or before 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
DATED on this 14th day of February, 2005.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
February 20, 27; March 6,13, 2005


IN.THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. GC-04-413
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through
the United States Department of Agriculture,
Rural Development, j/k/a Farmers Home
Administration,
Plaintiff,
-VS-
ALTON EDWARD WILLIAMS, JR.; BARBARA
ANN WILLIAMS: and PUGH WELL DRILLING
SERVICE 4.d'a PUGH WELL SERVITE,T1N.,
a/k/a PUGH FILTER SERVICE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered on February 7, 2005, by the above en-
titled Court in the above styled cause, the un-
dersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly au-
thorized deputies, will sell the property situat-
ed in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described
as:
Lots 5 and 6, Less the East 50 feet there-
of, Block 166, SEBRING HIGHLANDS, accord-
ing to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book
1, Page 97, of the Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida,
at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash on March 3, 2005, at 11:00
A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room in the base-
ment of the Highlands County Courthouse,
430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Flori-
da, subject to all ad valorem taxes and assess-
ments for the real property described above.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, TELEPHONE
(863) 534-4690, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF
HEARING IMPAIRED, (TODD) 1-800-955-8771,
OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA
RELAY SERVICE.
DATED on February 7, 2005.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
590 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33870
BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
Frederick J. Murphy, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
Telephone (863)533-7117
February 13, 20, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. GC 04-693
LASALLE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE TRUST
AGREEMENT FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET
INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST SERIES 2004-4
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
SALVATORE PISANO A/K/A SALVATORE
PISANO, JR., IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
SALVATORE PISANO A/K/A SALVATORE
PISANO, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SALVATORE PISANO A/K/A SALVATORE
PISANO, JR., IF ANY; DISCOVERY
MARKETING and DISTRIBUTING, INC.;
UNITED SUBCONTRACTORS, INC.; JOHN DOE
and JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed February 2, 2004, entered in Civil Case No.
GC 04-693 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly
Room in the basement of the HIGHLANDS
County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 21st day of March, 2005 the
following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED IS SIT-
UATE, LYING AND BEING IN HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-WIT, LOTS 28 AND
29, BLOCK 24 LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SEC-
TION 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 61, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Dated this 2nd day of February, 2005.
SL.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
04-33519(ASCF)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with
disabilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
February 13, 20, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. GC-04-517
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through
the United States Department of Agriculture,
Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administration,
Plaintiff,
*-VS-
EDNA I. AYALA, a/k/a EDNA I. SOSA, a single
person; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; UNITED
GUARANTY INSURANCE COMPANY OF
NORTH CAROLINA; LONG'S AIR
CONDITIONING, INC.; STEVEN M. GUELFF,
D.M.D., P.A.; and STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered on February 7, 2005, by the above en-
titled Court in the above styled cause, the un-
dersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly au-
thorized deputies, will sell the property situat-
ed in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described
as:
A portion of Lots 1 and 2, block 169,
" S6bring.HigIlands Subdivision, according to
the plat thereof a4,recorded in Plat Book 1, -
Page 97 bf- the Piulic Records of Highlands-
County, Florida, being more particularly de-
scribed as follows: Begin at the Northwest
Corner of Lot 1, Block 169 for POINT OF BE-
GINNING, thence run North 89 degrees, 57
minutes, 54 seconds East along the North line
of said Block 169 for a distance of 75 feet,
thence South for a distance of 125 feet,
thence South 89 degrees, 57 minutes, 54 sec-
onds West for a distance of 75 feet, to a point
on the West side of Block 169, thence North
along the west side of said Block for a dis-
tance of 125 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash on March 3, 2005, at 11:00
A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room in the base-
ment of the Highlands County Courthouse,
430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Flori-
da, subject to all ad valorem taxes and assess-
ments for the real property described above.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, TELEPHONE
(863) 534-4690, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF
HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771,
OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA
RELAY SERVICE.
DATED on February 7, 2005.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
590 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33870
BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
Frederick J. Murphy, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
Telephone (863)533-7117
February 13, 20, 2005'

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se No. GCG 2001-629.


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To: All current and former leased employees of Sunshine Companies
who elected coverage through, and paid premiums for, Fidelity
Benefit or TRG health insurance.
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Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida (Sebring) has appointed the attorneys
identified below to represent the class of employees who elected Fidelity
or TRG insurance at work. If you do, and if you believe Fidelity and/or
TRG have failed to pay all of your covered medical expenses, you can
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 05-57
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROY HERMAN ALBRIGHT
a.k.a.ROY H. ALBRIGHT
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of ROY HERMAN ALBRIGHT a.k.a.
ROY H. ALBRIGHT, deceased, File Number PC
05-57; by the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of
death was April 9, 2003; that the total value of
the estate is $6,000.00 and that the names
and addresses of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
Lawrence Albright, Successor Trustee of
the Roy Herman Albright Trust u/a
03/11/2003
4581 Blue Rock Court
Toledo, Ohio 43615-7670
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 13, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Lawrence R. Albright
4581 Blue Rock Court
Toledo, Ohio 43615-7670
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ David F. Lanier
Florida Bar No. 045399
DAVID F. LANIER
P.O. Box 220
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0220
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. GC-04-412
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through
the United States Department of Agriculture,
Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administration,
Plaintiff,
-VS-
MARIA I. DIAZ, a single woman; CAPITAL
ONE BANK; and HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered on February 7, 2005, by the above en-
titled Court in the above styled cause, the un-
dersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly au-
thorized deputies, will sell the property situat-
ed in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described
as:
Lot 10, Block 105, PLACID LAKES, SEC-
TION FIFTEEN, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 17, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida,
at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash on March 3, 2005, at 11:00
A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room in the base-
ment of the Highlands County Courthouse,
430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Flori-
da, subject to all ad valorem taxes and assess-
ments for the real property described above.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, TELEPHONE
(863) 534-4690, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF
HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771,
OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA
RELAY SERVICE.
DATED on February 7, 2005.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
590 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33870
BY: /s/ Annette E. Daft
Deputy Clerk.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
Frederick J. Murphy, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
Telephone (863)533-7117
February 13, 20, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 04-14
ORANGE BLOSSOM CHOICE PROPERTY,
LLC, a Florida limited liability company,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
EHME BUSBOOM and JENNIE BUSBOOM,
Husband and Wife, and all known or unknown
persons claiming under or through them, un-
known spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against any known or un-
known person who is know to be dead or is
not known to be either dead or alive,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: Defendants, EHME BUSBOOM and JEN-
NIE BUSBOOM, Husband and Wife, and the
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against her who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all unknown
natural persons, if alive, and if dead, or not
known to be dead or alive, their several and
respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees or creditors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, or lrin erthose unknown nat-
- ural persons; and the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in interest,
trustees or any other person claiming by,
through, under or against any corporation or
other legal entity named as a Defendant; and
ail claimants, persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status Is un-
known, claiming under any of the above-
named or described Defendants or parties
claiming to have any right, title or interest in
and to the lands thereafter described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following described property
in Highlands County, Florida:
Lot 49, Block 10, ORANGE BLOSSOM ES-
TATES UNIT NO. 3, according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 43, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Lon Worth Crow IV, Attorney for
Plaintiffs, 211 North Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or be-
fore March 18, 2005, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on February 2, 2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 6,13,20,27,2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER: GC 04-732
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GERALD DOUGLAS WARD McKEARNEY,
TRUSTEE, if alive and if not, his unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against GERALD DOUGLAS WARD
McKEARNEY, TRUSTEE, and all claimants
under any of such party;
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: GERALD DOUGLAS WARD McKEARNEY;
TRUSTEE, if alive and if not, his unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against GERALD DOUGLAS WARD McKEAR-
NEY, TRUSTEE, and all claimants under any of
such party;
70 Collins Grove #1, Dartmouth, Nova Sco-
tia, Canada B2W 4E6
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Lot 06, Block 439, Unit 20, OF SUN 'N


LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page
32, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida. -
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Gerald P. Hill, II, Esquire, JOHN
K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before March 16,
2005; otherwise a default may be entered
against you for ,the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 16th day of February, 2005.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 20, 27, 2005


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 05-55
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GRACE M. BENNETT
a.k.a. GRACE BENNETT
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of GRACE
M. BENNETT a.k.a. GRACE BENNETT, de-
ceased, whose date of death was November
15, 2004, File No. PC 05-55, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentatives and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: FEBRUARY 13, 2005.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert W. Bennett
155 Wordsworth Road
Brick, New Jersey 08724
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 220
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0220
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
February 13, 20, 2005

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST
HEARING NO. 1491
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUB-
LIC HEARING will be held before the HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the
8th day of March, 2005, beginning at 3:00
P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the
County Commissioners' Board Room, High-
lands County Government Center Building,
600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida,
to consider a variance request to allow a 5.29
foot and a 5.30 foot side yard setback instead
of the required 7 1/2 feet for existing screen
porch, and a 6.7 foot rear yard setback in-
stead of the required 7 1/2 feet for existing ga-
rage, and to allow the existing garage to be
higherthan existing house, within the area de-
scribed as follows: The Lots being located at
124 Hallmark Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida,
and legally described as follows: Lots 13 and
14, Block 1, Highlands Park Estates, Section
B, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 68 of the
'Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Any person or persons interested or affected
by this change are invited to attend this hear-
ing. You may submit comments in writing to
the attention of Gary F. Lower, Zoning Super-
visor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-
1926, or you may call (863) 402-6639, for
further information. Please reference the
above Ihearing number when calling or writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF AD-
JUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEET-
ING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL
INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact Mr. Freddie Carino, ADA Coor-
dinator at: (863)402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc.co.highlands.fl.us.
Requests for CART or interpreter services
should be made at least 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.


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Mr. Jim Brooks, Chairman
February 20, 25, 2005


PUBLIC AUCTION
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February 20, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
Avon Park Air Force Range
Restoration Advisory Board
Meeting Notice
The next meeting of the Avon Park Air Force
Range (AFR) Restoration Advisory Board
(RAB) will be held on Tuesday, February 22,
2005, at the Avon Park Community Center,
310 W. Main Street, Avon Park, FL, starting at
6:30 P.M.
The purpose of the RAB is to allow the public
to provide input on environmental restoration
activities at the Avon Park AFR. Members of
the public are invited to attend.
Additional information may be obtained by
contacting, Mike Stevens at
michael.stevens@avonpark.macdill.af mil
863-452-4119, ext. 325 or Stacey Hayford at
stacey havford@avonpark.macdill.af.mil, 863-
452-4119, ext. 327.
February 6, 20, 2005
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST
HEARING NO. 1494
YOU ARE-IEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUB-
LIC HEARING will be held before the HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the
8th day of March, 2005, beginning at 3:00
P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the
County Commissioners' Board Room, High-
lands County Government Center Building,
600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida,
to consider a variance request to allow a zero
foot rear yard setback instead of the required
25 feet to construct a two (2) story addition,
and to allow 37.78% lot coverage instead of
the maximum allowed of 35%, within the area
described as follows: The Lot being located at
198 Mandolin Drive, Lake Placid, Florida, and
legally described as follows: Lot 14, Block
258, Section 20, Sun 'N Lakes Estate, as re-
corded in Plat Book 8, Page 89 of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Any person or persons interested or affected
by this change are invited to attend this hear-
ing. You may submit comments in writing to
the attention of Gary F. Lower, Zoning Super-
visor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-
1926, or you may call (863) 402-6639, for
further information. Please reference the
above hearing number when calling or
writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF. AD-
JUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEET-
ING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL
INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact Mr. Freddie Carino, ADA Coor-
dinator at: (863)402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc.co.highlaRds.fl.us.
Requests for CART or interpreter services
should be made at least 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination of.the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
Mr. Jim Brooks, Chairman
February 20, 25, 2005

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1055 County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids in the County Purchasing Department for the fol-
lowing Annual Bids:
ITB #05-028 ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT DRUGS
ITB #05-029 ALUMINUM TRAFFIC SIGN BLANKS &
ACCESSORIES
ITB #05-030 BASE ROCK MATERIAL (SHELLROCK
- LIMEROCK)
ITB #05-031 BASIC LIFE SUPPORT SUPPLIES
ITB #05-032 CONCRETE CULVERTS


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TERSHED DISTRICT
ITB #05-034 HAND SPRAYING ISTOKPOGA WA-
TERSHED DISTRICT
ITB #05-035 HEAVY EQUIPMENT RENTAL
ITB #05-036 IN PLACE PAVEMENT MARKINGS
ITB #05.037 POLYETHYLENE PIPE & COUPLERS
Specifications may be obtained from Christine Cele-
ntano, Purchasing Analysl, Highlands County Pur-
chasing Department, 4320 George Blvd.. Sebring, FL.
33875-5803, or by phone 863-402-6524, E-Mail: cce-
lenta@bco co highlands II us or at our Website:
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
bids. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring,
FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later
than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 17, 2005, at which
time the they will be opened. Bids received later than
the date and time as specified will be rejected. The
Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of
bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in per-
son, by mail or any other type of delivery service-
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the above bid openings.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids or any'parts thereof, and the award, if an award
is made, will be made to the most responsive and re-
sponsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate
that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands
County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregu-
larities in the bid.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimi-
nation policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voi 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail.
fcarino@bcc co highlands fl us Requests for CART or
interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours
in advance to permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: hcbcc.net
February 20, 27; March 6, 2005


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1400 Health Care Services
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1500 Child Care Services
LOVING, STAY AT HOME MOTHER
Looking for playmates, ages 5 & under
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and maintain, bank reconciliations, financial
and all tax reports. Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited accounts
Mike, cell 863-243-1368, office 863-465-1124

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT
Available for home care, personal care, cook-
ing and companionship. Eighteen years expe-
rience, (863)471-6604

GARRET REPAIR AND REMODELING
Electrical, Plumbing, heating, A/C, carpentry.
painting. Lic. and Ins. Free Estimates,
(863)465-0980--CELL 673-4483
GARY'S HAND WASHED AND WAXED, mobile
homes/houses; Prices starting at $40 single,
$50 double, Licensed and insured, 471-3453.

GARY'S HAND WASHED AND WAXED, mobile
homes/houses; Prices starting at $40 single,
$50 double, Licensed and insured, 471-3453.

HANDYMAN, aluminum, phone and TV
jacks, minor plumbing, carpentry, fans, re-
pairs, screens, painting. 863-385-1936

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR CARPENTER
Work remodels, add-ons and soffit work
free estimates, (863)443-3570
KAREN'S CLEANING- Condo/mobile/2/2
home, exp. reliable, honest, 863-531-9138

LAWN SERVICE Pressure cleaning and
more, lic./exp., free estimates, 863-381-
4608

PRINTING & COPYING
Color copies, B&W copies, same-day busi-
ness cards. Envelopes, flyers, design services.
Rubber stamps while you wait! Legacy Copy
Services, 3609 Sebring Parkway. 471-9555


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Attn. MR. RALPH BUSH
2227 US 27 SOUTH
Sebring, FL 33870
FAX:863-385-1954
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a full-time Customer Serv-
ice Representative. We are
looking for a computer lit-
erate self-starter that en-
joys talking to people' and
genuinely loves to solve
problems. Applicant must
be an individual that is
punctual, reliable, detail
orientated and must be
able to work under dead-
lines. For more informa-
tion and to schedule an
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2100 Help Wanted
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tial construction background, 2 which must be
in a supervisory capacity. Req. construction
and building codes knowledge, ability to read
and interpret blueprints and verify finished
work meets standards. Competitive pay + in-
centives. Benefits incl.:
* Company truck
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Ref. ID #SEDCO1 in response. EOE/Drug-Free
Workplace


2100 Help Wanted
CARPENTERS FOR new construction and re-
modeling. Call (863)635-1542
CASHIER AND Managers', exp. pref. Apply at
Spring Lake Hardware on Hwy #98
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for all Field Crew
positions. Crew Chief, Instrument man. Rod
Man. Douglas Surveying,. (863)465-2400
CHICANES RESTAURANT & BAR now hiring;
Assistant Managers
Pantry Cooks
Line Cooks
Bartender
Servers
Apply in person between 2-4
at 3100 Golfview Rd.


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2100 Help Wanted
CHEERFUL, FRIENDLY and
dependable people needed.
Flexible, part time hours.
Call Loretta for an appointment.
Home Instead Senior Care
863-385-1323


A/P SPECIALIST
Wanted to become a member of a fast grow-
ing company. Computer exp. a must. Ability to
work in Excel and Word a plus, Drug free
workplace, EOE. Qualified persons apply at
West Coast Insulation, 251 Commercial Court,
Sebring, Mon.-Fri., 8-4, (East on Hwy. 98 ap-
prox, 3.5 miles located in Sebring East Indus-
trial Park).


Designer/Decorator
Leader in the home fashion industry is seeking
2 experienced designer/decorators for new
Thomasville gallery store. Benefits offered.
For an appointment:
Call Donna 314-8737



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CARPENTERS WANTED
Framing Carpenters needed for local work.
Pay based on experience and performance.
Own transportation and hand tools.
Tel: (863) 465-1371, (863) 465-7517
CONSTRUCTION- LABORERS Roofers and
exp. Carpenter. F/T w/benefits, drug free work
place. E.O. Koch Construction, 385-8649.
CONSTRUCTION- LABORERS Roofers and
exp. Carpenter. F/T w/benefits, drug free work
place. E.O. Koch Construction, 385-8649.
CUSTODIAL F/T & P/T custodian positions
with local area schools. We have multiple
openings available. Please call 402-2201 for
more information.
DENTAL HYGIENIST
Quality-oriented Sebring dental office looking
for energetic, people-oriented dental hygienist
committed to excellence. Come join our pro-
fessional team. Call Connie at (863)382-3100.
DENTAL HYGIENIST wanted, full time.
Please call (863)452-5665
DISHWASHER
Fairways Pines at Sun N Lake is seeking top
quality energetic team player to provide assis-
tance in the Food Service Dept. F/T positions
available. Must be able to work weekends.
We offer an exceptional working environment,
salary and benefits. For consideration, please
send resume or apply in person to Fairway
Pines at Sun N Lake, 5959 Sun N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, FL. 33872. Fax 863-385-3930. EOE
DRIVER 2 years experience, class "A" CDL
license needed. Call (863)381-2246
DRIVER NEEDED, CDL Class B needed, dump
truck exp. a plus, long hours, great pay,
(863)443-0386.
EMPLOYMENT COORDINATOR. We are seek-
ing a F/T professional w/ experience in
H.R./Staffing. Must be an energetic professio-
nal with the strong multi-tasking skills. If you
meet these min. qualifications, please call
402-2201 for more information.
EXP CABINET installers needed. Apply in per-
son, Cabintery by Danny Simmons, 3975 US
27 S., Sebring,
EXP FINISH dozer operator. Only experienced
need apply, great pay for right person. Apply
in person: 5151 Kenilworth Blvd (Airport Rd)
Sebring. Woody's Trucking Inc.
EXP. CASHIER, hostess, waitress and prep
cook, 950 Sebring Sq., (863)382-2333, 7-2
EXP. COOK, $6.25 hour, full time, apply in
person Royal Palms Bowling Center, 800 US
27 S., Lake Placid. (863)699-0925.
EXP. COOK, Full time. Apply in person at To-
ny's, 7423 U.S. Hwy 27 South, Sebring
EXP. FLORAL Designer who is able to have
flexible job duties. Apply in person Cathy Sim-
mons Home Accents, 3975 US 27 S. Sebring.
EXP'D ALUMINUM INSTALLER
Excellent Pay, (863)453-3306
EXPERIENCED CARPENTERS/FRAMERS
needed for Everglades Construction Co. At
least 2yrs exp. Own tools & reliable transpor-
tation necessary. Pay based on exp. Call:
(863) 531-0257 for appointment. EOE, DFWP
FIT EQUIPMENT Assembler, must enjoy work-
ing outdoors. Forklift exp a p;us, but not nec.
$7:-$9. per hour. Apply in person, King Equip-
ment Co, 6814 US 27 S., Sebring, 382-7701
FIT PERSON NEEDED To install hitches, brake
boxes and do wiring for lights on vehicles,
863-382-7455.
FLORAL DELIVERY person, F/T, for busy flo-
rist clean driving record. Must know area.
Must be 18 or older. If you take pride in your
job apply at 541 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring; -
FOOD SERVICE P/T openings in local area
schools. We have openings in Sebring, Avon
Park & Lake Placid. Please call 402-2201 for
more information.
FRONT OFFICE assistant, telephone/people
skills, detail oriented, nQ typing, computer or
MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE req. Able to work
some occasional late hours. Apply in person
at 131 US 27 N. or fax resumes to 382-2195'

HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
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Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Next Class: Mar. 7th
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800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com
HIRING NOW Floor Tech. Good pay. Apply in
person SERVICEMASTER, 6434 U.S. 27 S.
KING RESPONSIBLE adult w/exp. of Satellite
installs. Home theater exp. helpful. Stop in for
application. Bassett Custom AudioNideo, 812
US 27 N. Sebring, 385-1505 ask for Mandy
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE at premiere Golf
course community, irrigation exp, needed,
drug free workplace. Call Dan 452-1525


LPN'S/MA'S, LAB TECHS AND PARAMEDICS,
Mobile MD's, part-time in Highlands County
day/eves, hours, phlebotomy skills, own trans.
800-940-2777, press 5.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT needed for fast paced,
high volume dermatology practice. Willing to
train, but experience is a plus. Fearful need
not apply. Serious candidates must fax re-
sume to 386-1848.





MEDICAL RECORDS
CLERK
We have a full time position available in our
Sebring Office. The qualified candidate will be
responsible for chart assembling, filing/audit-
ing, sorting, retrieval and data entry. Must
possess strong computer skills. Previous
medical records experience is preferred.

HOSPITAL LIAISON
The qualified candidate will be responsible for
the initial admissions process which includes
conducting a medical and psychosocial as-
sessment and originating the Plan of Care.
Other responsibilities include supporting the
development of appropriate referrals by creat-
ing and sustaining business relationships with
referral sources in hospital setting. RN re-
quired. BSN preferred. Work 32 hrs per week.

LPNs & CNAs
(PER DIEM)
We are seeking LPNs and CNAs to provide
continuous care while giving bedside care to
patients in home, nursing home andALF set-
ting. Must be CNA and HHA certified, flexible
hours; 4pm-12am and 12am-8am
Good Shepherd Hospice offers competitive
salaries and excellent benefits, including med-
ical, dental, vision, life insurance, PTO pro-
gram and retirement plan. Interested candi-
date should send curriculum vitae to: Human
Resources, fax 863-682-8232 or call 863-
682-0027 EOE


2100


Help Wanted


JANITORIAL CLEANERS
Drug Free workplace, background check,
starting at $7 hr., 863-446-0082







ADVERTISING DIRECTOR
The News-Sun, Highlands County's hometown
newspaper since 1927, is searching for a
highly motivated leader that has the ability and
desire to manage within a fast paced, growth
oriented newspaper. The primary responsibil-
ities of this position include: growing and cre-
ating new revenue streams, prospecting for
new accounts, developing and training new
account executives, assisting account execu-
tives with major accounts, and directly man-
aging 7 outside account executives, 2 tele-
phone inside reps and one sales assistant.
Candidates should possess a successful his-
tory of increasing ad revenue in a competitive
market, excellent presentation skills, manage-
ment background and extensive advertising
sales skills. We offer a positive work environ-
ment with a base salary and incentive pro-
gram including a benefits package with 401k.
Qualified candidates may submit a resume by
email to: ralph.bush@newssun.com
or mail to: News-Sun, Attn: Ralph Bush
2227 US 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870


MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Is now accepting applications for:

LPN- experience preferred
EEO M/F/HNETERANS EMPLOYER
Competitive salary and benefits (F/T
positions)
Apply in person between 8am-4pm
863-946-2420
NATURAL GAS TECHNICIAN
Uniforms, Paid Vacations, Sick Leave, 401k
Plan. Will Train. Must Have Good Attitude.
Drug Free Work Place. Apply at Sebring Gas
System Inc. 3515 US HWY 27 South, Sebring.


MERCURY
Bill Jarrett Ford has an
immediate opening in our

Detail Department

We offer:
Top pay, incentives & bonus plans
401K
Opportunity for great career
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District Manager

Are you management
material?

The News-Sun is now accepting
applications for a carrier district
manager, Hours vary and may
include late night hours on
Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Previous management and cash
handling experience a plus.
Ability to' think outside the box a must,

Please call Rodrigo at 385-6155
ext. 533 or stop by the News-Sun
and fill out an application.

2227 US 27 South, SebringJ


2100 Help Wanted 2100 Help Wanted


NOW HIRING exp cooks & seiveis. Apply
in person at the Clock Family Restaurant. 610
US Hwy 27 South Avon Park.
NOW HIRING Managers & Assistant Manag-
ers. Clock Restaurant, 610 US 27 S.Avon Park
NOW TAKING applications, Stanley Steemer
Carpet Cleaners is seeking career minded indi-
viduals interested in a challenging and re-
warding position with our local franchise. If
you are interested in paid holidays and vaca-
tions, bonus programs and other incentive,
then you are right for us! No exp. req., we
train, valid Fl. license, good driving record req.
Ask for Rick, 382-3363. Drug Free Workplace.

OFFICE POSITION
Open for someone good with figures and who
likes a challenge. Must know Excel and be
able to work as a team player. We are an equal
opportunity employer and maintain a drug-
free workplace. Qualified persons apply at
West Coast Insulation, 251 Commercial Court,
Sebring, Mon.-Fri, 8-4, (East on Hwy. 98 ap-
prox, 3.5 miles located in Sebring East Indus-
trial Park).

PANOZ RACING SCHOOL at Sebring Interna-
tional Raceway is seeking P/T mechanic to
perform pre-event maintenance on Panoz's
GTRA race cars. Applicants must have own
tools, strong mechanical knowledge and a
professional image. Serious inquires should
be directed to Steve Roberts, 863-655-4437
bet. 8:30-5, Mon.-Fri.
PERSON NEEDED to fabricate & install SOLID
SURFACE counter tops. F/T position. Exp.
necessary. Call (863) 465-0033
PHONE PROS
Your telemarketing exp. is worth big $$. Up to
$30/hr. to start! Salary plus Bonus plus Full
benefits. Call fast, this won't last. Ms. Peter-
son, 863-452-0330.
PROPANE DELIVERY DRIVER
Position Available
Uniforms, Paid Vacations, Sick Leave,
Bonuses, 401k Retirement Plan, Training.
Requirements: Good Attitude, CDL/Hazmat
DFWP. Coker Fuel, 3515 Hwy 27 S. Sebring.
QUALITY EXPRESS TANK LINES IS
HIRING PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS
OTR local or combination of both, teams
welcome, competitive pay package, health
and dental, 401K, assigned trucks, 2 yrs
OTR experience required. For stable driver
friendly environment call 800-255-2161
RACE STAFF- We are seeking 20+ employees
for various race staff openings. No exp. nec.
Lots of O.T., and tips. We are seeking respon-
sible candidates w/ reliable trans. Call 402-
2201 for more information. 1
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED, Will train, drug free
workplace, call (863)385-0351
RECEPTIONIST, FULL-TIME in a busy doctors
office. Send reply to Box 02197, The News-
Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S. Sebring FL,33870.


RESTAURANT HIRING
Servers, Cooks and Dishwashers needed at
the Sunset Grill, apply bet.2-4, 2760 US 27 S.,

INTELLIGENT, HELPFUL,
SUPPORTIVE,
YOU ARE PERFECT!
RN's, LPN's, (All Shifts)
CNA's, (All Shifts)
All the things that make you
great at what you do make you
perfect for a career with
Kenilworth Care & Rehab.
Come Join Our Team!
Excellent starting pay.
Contact Connie Bass
SKENILWORTH
CARE & REHAB
3011 Kenilworth Blvd
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 382-2153
Fax: (863) 382-3552
EOE/M/F/D/H/V/DFWP
RN'S, LPN'S, CNA'S NEEDED!!
ER, ICU, MS, Great pay. Start
Immediately. Call Shari/Heidi (941)743-5912
ROOF ESTIMATER, must have at least 5 years
exp. (863)385-0774.
SALES PERSON wanted for GROWING
Company. Call 402-1819, ask for Doug.
$30,000 First year potential
SATELLITE TV Installers needed ASAP.
GREAT PAY!!! Only cable or low voltage back-
ground needed. Paid training!!! Must use own
truck or SUV. Call 877-543-9540, Ext. 707.
SECRETERIAL/CLERICAL F/T opportunity w/
State of Florida division. We are seeking a
professional w/ exc. comm. skills, both verbal
& written who can multi-task in a fast paced
environment. Must have current resume for
consideration. Call 402-2201 for more info.
SECURITY OFFICER positions available.
1 P/T 1 F/T. Exp. preferred, Call for appt.
(863) 452-2020
SECURITY OFFICER positions available.
1 P/T 1 FIT. Exp. preferred, Call for appt.
(863) 452-2020
SEPTIC TANK pumper, CDL lic. req., 40+ hrs.
per week, drug free workplace, 863-385-0332.
STACKERS F/T day & night shift openings. 4
ten-hour days, with possible OT weekly. Em-
ployees must be able to handle 501b repeti-
tively. Call 402-2201 for more information.


SNOW

HIRING!

Management *Customer Service Staff
Kitchen Staff *Cake Decorator
Front of Home Depot on US 27 N. Sebring
Interested? Call 239-699-6630
Or apply online: www.krausfoods.com
TECH SUPPORT reps needed. Dynamic Tech-
nology company. Strong people skills with
technical aptitude. Part and Full time avail.
submit resume at 4325 Sun-N-Lake Blvd,
Suite 101, Sebring, Fl. 33870.
TICKET SALES/CUSTOMER Service We are
seeking a F/T candidate for the upcoming
Sebring race. Position lasts approx. Feb-
March. We are looking for a professional, en-
ergetic candidate with exc. communication
and customer service skills. Call 402-2201
TRUCK DRIVER F/T and P/T, positions avail.
Driver must be able to load and unload when
necessary and work at plant when not driving.
ELECTRICAL PANEL ASSEMBLER Electrical
exp. req. Apply at 1578 Alpha Road, Sebring,
382-1544 or fax resume to 382-0567
TRUCK DRIVERS wanted: Class A & B. Sign
on Bonus.. Health/Dental, 401K, pd
Vacation/Holidays, sick time. Bonus Incentive.
Apply in person: Take Hwy 70 to Lily Ave., go
4 miles. DFWP
TWO P/T private coach drivers for out of state
trips. Must have 3 years bus or coach experi-
ence. Please call (863) 381-4367
WAREHOUSE/DELIVERY 40 hours,clean
driving record, must be able to lift heavy furni-
ture, drug-free workplace. West Coast Furni-
ture, 5535 U.S. 27 S.

E Part-time
2150 IEmployment
AUXILIARY SERVICES Assistant- P/T, year
round position to assist the Bookstore Manag-
er with daily operations. Cashiering, customer
service exp. and computer proficiency is pre-
ferred. Position involves moderately heavy
manual work. Hourly pay rate $7.71 (up to 30
hrs. per week). Apply in Human Resources,
Building I, SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY
COLLEGE, (863)453-6661, Ext. 7132. Dead-
line: 5pm, Thu. Feb. 24, '05. EA/EONET. PREF



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CARRIERS
The News Sun is now accept-
ing applications for Newspa-
per Single Copy Route Carrier.
Late night hours on Sat./ Tue./
Thur. Please call Rodrigo at
385-6155, Ext. 533 or stop
by the News Sun and fill out
an application.
2227 US 27 S., Sebring
EXP. WORKS has openings for 2 P/T posi-
tions at Avon Park Museum. Applicants must
be 55 years or old and meet qualifications,
call (8453-3525 or 385-8618 ask for Elaine.
KITCHEN HELP, Periodic weekends, full-time
summers, Drug free workplace. Contact 4 H
Camp, (863)465-4884
MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, P/T, must have
own transportation and hand tools, be willing
to work. Call (863)452-0800, Mon.-Wed., Thu.
9-4 or 863- 635-4264, Tue./Fri. 9-4


DELIVER AUTO TRADER MAGAZINES
Need some extra money? Energetic, enthusi-
astic, self-motivated individuals needed to de-
liver Auto Trader magazines one day a week.
Friday only. Delivery starting in the AM, finish-
es by 3PM. Route available in Avon Park/ Lake
Placid. Your own vehicle, valid Fl. drivers' li-
cense and insurance are a must. Prior delivery
exp. a plus. Interested? Call 1-800-513-6776.


2 "I CPart-time
215 Employment
EXPERIENCED PART time cook & servers.
Call 863-441-3096.
SERVERS & COOKS PART TIME, exp. pre-
ferred. Apply in person Jaxson's Restaurant,
443 Lake June Road, Lake Placid


3000
Financial
3050 Business

Opportunities
NOW HIRING:
Companies desperately need employees to as-
semble products at home. No selling, any
hours. $500 weekly potential. Information, call
1-985-646-1700 Dept. FL-6654

3150 Mortgages
EARN 13% ON YOUR MONEY TODAY!
Minimum $30k, 1 year, 1st Mortgage on local
real estate homes. Max 70% LTV. You get
Mortgagee's Title Insurance and named in
Homeowner's Policy. Simple interest payable
monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually-
you name the terms. Local realestate attorney
will prepare paperwork. Call 863-385-3101.


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Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale

ATTENTION
WILL pay cash for your home, duplex,
apartment or commercial property. Rapid
closing, "as is" cond. Call Ken or Stephanie
863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

NEW 3BR/2BA/2CG just finished. Open
floor plan. 2122sf. Close to hospital, schools
& shopping. Located in golf course communi-
ty. $179,900. (863) 382-1352

Homes for Sale
40 Avon Park
AVON PARK lakes, nice 2/1, Central air, sun-
room, carport, etc. $74,900, 863-453-8955

4O80 Homes for Sale
4 Sebring
3BR/28A MANUFACATURED home, 55+ com-
munity. Approx. 5 yrs old, all upgraded appli-
ances. Incl. washer & dryer, Ig carport, porch
& shed. $97,500, Call 382-1880 for appt.
A 2 story 5/3 home w/lots of character incl. a
bonus 2/2 home w/attached garage on 3
acres. It has its own 36 tree orange grove and
a 12' stone double archway decorating the
huge front drive. This charming home has
many extras such as 5 fireplaces, a bar w/ un-
derground wine celler, many rooms w/beauti-
ful Pecky cypress and natural cypress wood
and porches all around. Must see the inside to
appreciate its Rustic Elegance. The rear
30X45' screen room encloses a small Heart
Shaped pool. $438k. Call 863-835-1739
BY OWNER IN GOLF HAMMOCK
Golf Hammock Executive home 2/2/2.5, pool
with large screened lania, fireplace, HUGE
ROOMS, treed double lot, appraised $275k,
asking $265k, 863-385-2655, 863-273-1159
BY OWNER, 3/2 block home w/2 car alumini-
um carport, workshop, caged pool on fenced
2.5 acres on private road, $220,000. by appt.
(863)385-6352 863-471-2503
LARGE FAMILY HOME, 3/2 double garage,
family room, separate living room, private din-
ing room, enclosed patio w/window air/heat.
Outside has a sprinkler system, fenced back
yard and nice 12X16 shed. Located 1 block
from Walmart. Children attend Sun N Lake El-
ementary. HillGustat Middle and Sebring High
Schools. Other assets incl. a new A/C han-
dler, kitchen vinyl, dishwasher and stove. No
construction damage during Hurricanes!
$150,000 OBO. Call (863)385-5740 or 863-
446-1522. Must Sell!
NEW CONSTRUCTION, 3/2/1.5, act now to
choose Own colors, $159,900 (863)385-0774
SEBRING, SUN N' LAKE, spacious home.
3br/2ba/1lcg, C/H/A. 4120 Capri St. $139,000
(863) 385-5631


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The New-Sun, Highlands County's hometown newspaper since 1927, is
searching for a highly motivated leader that has the ability and desire
to manage within a fast paced, growth oriented newspaper. The
primary responsibilities of this position include: growing and creating
new revenue streams, prospecting for new accounts, developing and
training new account executives, assisting account executives with
major accounts, and directly managing 7 outside account executives,
2 telephone inside reps, and one sales assistant.


Candidates should possess a successful history of increasing ad
revenue in a competitive market, excellent presentation skills,
management background and extensive advertising sales skills. We
offer a positive work environment with a base salary and incentive
program including a benefits package with 401 K. Qualified candidates
may submit a resume by e-mail to: ralph.bush@newssun.com or mail
to: News-Sun, Attn: Ralph Bush, 2227 US 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.


HHAs & LPNs
(PER DIEM)
Provide continuous care giving one-on-one
bedside care for hospice patients throughout
Highlands/Hardee in home, nursing home and
ALF settings. 8 hour shifts, 8am-4pmn, 4pm-
12am and 12am-8am. Flexible schedules.

RNs (PER DIEM)
Provide quality end-of-life care on as-needed
basis on the weekends and evenings. Must
have excellent assessment skills. Experience
with end-of-life patients preferred. Flexible
scheduling and hours

PATIENT FAMILY
COUNSELOR
The qualified candidate will conduct Psycho-
social assessments and provide a wide range
of services to terminally ill patients in Polk
County. Two positions available. One position
requires care to patients in a hospital setting.
The other position requires visits to patients in
their home setting. Requirements include a
Master's degree in social Work, LCSW Prefer-
red. Must possess healthcare experience.
Hospice experience a plus.

Good Shepherd Hospice offers competitive
salaries and excellent benefits, including med-
ical, dental, vision, life insurance, PTO pro-
gram and retirement plan. Interested candi-
date should send curriculum vitae to: Human
Resources, fax 863-682-8232 or call 863-
682-0027. EOE


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4080 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring


SPRING LAKE- Sebring, 6400 Concord Dr.,
One-of-a-kind golf course home on two lots,
4/3/3, 4769 sq. ft. total. Built in 2003 this
home is a true custom. For Sale By Owner,
$425,000. Shown by appt. (863)655-0868.

004 1 Homes for Sale
4100 Lake Placid
OPEN DAILY
NEW Model, great floor plan, 3 bedrm split
plan, 2 baths, full 2 car garage, cathedral ceil-
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The Lifestyle you deserve!
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on Dinner Lake, Sebring
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Corner lot, quiet street. Large kitchen with
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Home is wired for surround sound. New
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Great 2 story home on canal to Lake
Istokpoga. 2 bedrooms 1 5 baths
upstairs, downstairs can be used a a sep-
arate apartment or mother-in-law's quar-
ters Kitchen has been remodeled with
new maple cabinets, and appliances
Wood flooring, new carpeting being
installed Screened porch on the back
with a view Home as 2 A/C units, irriga-
tion system, Rain soft water softener sys-
tem, fenced side yard dock on canal.


s228,000


WANT A LAKEFRONT
AND A GREAT VIEW OF
LAKE ISTOKPOGA??
Here it is over 1900 square feet of living
space on Lake IsIokpoga'! Property is on
the corner of the lake. and a canal 3/2/1 ,
also has a bonus room for office, brick
fireplace living room and family room with
bay window that looks over the lake
Kitchen has large breakfast bar. New roof
and paint inside and out Canal front dock
Home is at end of cul-de-sac


"295.000


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4260 Acreage for Sale
10.5 ACRES in Lorida, just off Hwy 98, lots of
trees, dbl. zoned for commercial or agricultur-
al or build your dream home, great investment
property, $14.9,000. (561)662-7170
50 ACRES FOR SALE
2 miles N. of the Highlands and Polk County
line along U.S. 27
$12,000 per acre can separate,
863- 207-2713

4300 Out-of-Town Property
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS near Boone, NC, 3
ac., 2/2, 800 sq. ft., 3 level log house. Paved
frontage road, driveway and parking. Detach-
ed 2 car garage with apt. and RV shed. 3 out
buildings incl. 400 sq. ft metal barn. Beautiful-
ly landscaped with gazebo and putting green,
$289,000, (828)773-4138.

5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
505 For Sale
HIGHLANDS COUNTY'S finest 5 Star, 55+ re-
tirement community. Models and pre-owned
starting at $12,000. Tropical Harbor,
(863)465-6177 or (863)465-4723.
MODERN HOMES AT
MODERN HOUSING OF FLORIDA, INC.
130 MPH rated, Permanent Fundation,
Florida Approved
Call 877-439-0450 for details









This neat, clean 2BR,
1-1/2 Bath home.
Carport, U Room,
Vinyl Room, RoofOver.
Completely furnished.
To see, call 381-7703
or 314-9954.
-STOP AT OFFICE-
OHRT'S MOBILE VILLAGE
"An Over 55 Park"
1100 U.S. 27 N. Sebring
Across the Highway from Mall

PARK MODEL, 1/1, LG. FL. Room, 10X25
w/shaded vinyl windows and screens. Lg. at-
tached carport in 6 mo. Lot in Tanglewood.
Very nice. A must see. Completely furn. Ready
to move in. Everything you need is here to
start your housekeeping. $43,500, 385-0940
SEBRING- FRANCIS I, 12X60, 2/1, screen
room, carport, washer/dryer, A/C, shed, com-
pletely furn., very nice, move-in. 303 Francis
St. $11,000 OBO (863)386-5547.
SELECTION of 1 & 2 bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
SWG and lawn mowing. Call for more info. or
to see units, no pets please, (863)385-7034

6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
ATrRACTIVE CLEAN 2 bedroom duplexes,
Sebring/Avon Park, CHA, (863)453-3733.


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6050 Duplexes for Rent
LEISURE LAKES, beautiful 3/1.5, one car ga-
rage, 3213 Gossamer Ave. off Wildflower Ave.
clean, private, great location, near Golf Course
and Lake June, $565 mo., incl. culligan water,
and lawn service, no pets, 863-465-9100
SPACIOUS DUPLEX 2/2, double car ga-
rage, located in Sun 'N Lakes, (863)452-0418.

S1 Villas & Condos
6100 For Rent
SEBRING BRAND new unfurnished, 2 bed-
room plus office villa, located in Sun 'n Lake.
Available for immediate occupancy, $950. mo.
Call Kim Reed, Country Club Realty, 382-6575

6 O15 Furnished
6 1 5 Apartments
EFFICIENCY APT, Placid Lakes w/kitchenette,
ground floor, incl. elec/water/cable/phone,
pool/tennis, free wash/dryer near, golf/country
club next door, $725 seasonal 954-562-8520
6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
1 MONTH FREE RENT
FARM/GROVE LABORERS
CALL TODAY ....
PARK CREST APTS.
863-382-3349
AVON PARK, HIGHLANDS APTS.
Efficiencies, 1/1, 2/2, pool, furnished/unfurn-
ished. No dogs or cats. (863)453-3612.
BAYSIDE APARTMENTS NOW
LEASING STUDIOS & 1 BEDROOM
call 863-385-2063 or e-mail
baysideapts@earthlink net
LAKEVIEW DR. N.W NEAR MALL
NOW RENTING
LeMans Apts./Suites (863)385-2929


6250 Furnished Houses
RACE FANS, no room at the Inn. No Problem!
We have turn. efficiency apts. in Spring Lake,
fully equipped kitchen, private court yards, ap-
prox. 5 min. from race track, (863)655-4610.

6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/2 CARPORT canal home to Lake Jacksons,
1513 Kerry Dr. $800 mo., 863-235-0152.
SPACIOUS 3/2 in Lake Placid
No Pets. No Smoking,
Open House, Feb. 19-20. Call 305 804-5464.
Also Mon.-Fri., call 305-233-4622.
WATERFRONT, 2/2/1, canal with dock and
view of Lake Clay, annual lease, 800-716-
4785 or (561)302-3381


6550 Warehouses for Rent
STORAGE SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE
W.R. Musselman, Musselman Storage
Airport Road, Sebring, (863)655-1575
Warehouse and Office Space for Lease
Contact Ronnie Carter, Century 21 Advanced
All Service Realty, Inc., (863)385-1181, (800)
741-3509/ronnie@ronniecarter.com


6650 Wanted to Rent
QUIET COUPLE seeking room or apt for
month of Mar. Would actually only be there on
the weekends. Would pay according to the
amenities. Please call (941)637-8035.


HWY 27 FRONTAGE, Commercial or In-
dustrial building. 2150 sqft. Air conditioned
& 3 phase power. 863-314-2771


7020 Auctions
ABSOLUTE AUCTION
SAT. FEB. 26TH AT 10 A.M.
LOCATION: Placid Mini Warehouse, 344 CR
621 E. Lake Placid. Watch for auction signs
PARTIAL LIST: Table w/6 chairs, Parlor
loveseat, coffee table, floor lams and other
lamps, odd chairs, other turn., misc. glass-
ware collectible plates, cookie jars, pitcher
and bowl, lots of Mar-Crest stoneware, oth-
er glassware.
COINS: 1889 SILVER DOLLAR & APPROX.
(10) 1921 and 22 Silver dollars, 1940-42-
44-51 silver 1/2 dollars, 9 silver quarters,
silver dimes, 1937-1960.
CLOCKS: School house clock, parlor clock,
Sessions kitchen clocks, Seth Thomas
mantel clock, all in good condition.
MISC.: 16 gauge single shot-shot gun, old
cameras, collectibles clowns, lots of pic-
ture, prints, frames.
TOOLS: White Leaf Vac/mulcher, Delta ta-
ble saw, Homelite chain saw, wheel barrow,
old wooden vices, hand and yard tools, and
lot of other items not listed.
TERMS: Cash or check with proper ID. 10%
buyers premium.
LEE fh.
Begley/Auctioneer
AU #1089 *** AB #1047
863-699-2400 *** CELL 414-2300


7020 Auctions
PHIL RINER AUCTIONS OUR 27TH YEAR!
Estate Auctions; Business Liquidations; Ap-
praisals. 863-299-6031 ab282au261
EMail RIN.ER@VERIZON.NET


7040 Appliances
30" GE ELECTRIC range, self cleaning, $125
OBO (863)314-0828 leave message.
AMANA REFRIGERATOR, 67X32, no ice mak-
er, $150, (863)314-0828 leave message.

DARRELL KORANDA Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning, RA13067238, 381-9699 or
(863)471-0226. Counter electric cook-top
stove with griddle, $25, both almond cover.
KENMORE STOVE AND RANGE HOOD, white,
electric, 2.5 yrs. old, $150 for both, 402-1294

7 100 TV, Radio, & Stereo
ZEINTH COLOR 64" TV
Mint cond. pd. $4500, sell $1200.
(863)655-4034

7180 Furniture
2 LAZY BOY swivel chairs, excellent condition,
$50 both, (863)385-2345
2 USED END TABLES
fair cond., $5 ea., (863)386-1540
4 BLUE PLASTIC CHAIRS,
$10, (863)382-3105
ANTIQUE DINING Table, six chairs, $600; an-
tique China cabinet, glass doors, cupboards,
$600, (863)735-1601. (863)735-1601
BURGANDY sectional couch, $500; Beige sec
tional couch, $650 both like new; bedroom
set, 3 piece, full springs/ mattress,'$450; anti-
que chairs, carved back, pair $450. 655-1411
CHINA, CABINET and base, walnut, heavy,
$100; (863)655-5153
COMPUTER DESK
3 drawer, $30, (863)699-1236
DINING ROOM table, 8 chairs, dark cherry,
carved detail, very large, exc. cond., paid
$4500, sell for $1600., (863)655-4034.
GRANDFATHER CLOCK, dark cherry, Howard
Miller Anniversary Edition, brass chimes/ pen-
dalum, pd $3800, must sell $1800, 655-4034.
KING SIZE bed box springs and mattress, exc.
cond., $175, (863)382-2771
MATRESSES Brand new pillow top matress
sets. Full $150, queen $185, king, $250.
5 yr. warr. Can deliver, located in Sebring
(321) 508-0610
MATTRESSES BRAND NEW Orthopedic sets,
full $130, queen $150. 5 year warranty. Can
deliver. Located in Sebring (321)508-0610
MEMORY FOAM 10" mattress, Devl. by
Nasa. As seen on TV. New in plastic w/warr.-
$550. Can deliver. Located in Sebring 321-
508-0610
MOVING, OAK Coffee table, 2 end tables,
$100, (863)655-1411.
OAK KITCHEN TABLE,
4 chairs, 6 months old, $400 (863)381-6899
OVERSIZED MARBLE coffee table and 2 end
tables, 6 mo. old, $250, (863)381-6899
PATIO SWING/GLIDER w/canopy, beautiful,
paid $600, sell $250. (863)655-4034
QUEEN SOFA BED
Blue plaid, $75., (863)382-3105
SOFA, tan w/flowers, 2 extra pillows, stain re-
sistant, new $600, asking $225, Frostproof,
(863)635-4690
STRATOLOUNGER SOFA and love seat w/ 2
recliners in each piece, good condition. Multi-
color, $500. Lazt Boy recliner, mauve $150.
465-9835 after 4pm.
TABLE, OVAL w/leaf, speciality design, County
French, 4 designer chairs, restorable, $90,
(863)655-5153.
TABLE, ROUND 48", coran top, sea blue on
wrought iron base, $50, (863)655-5153.


7260 Musical Merchandise
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!


1-800-572-1717
-w m
Muscular Dystrophy Association
wwwmdausa.org


7300 Miscellaneous
120 NEW 8' white carport panels, 3" rib. Will
sell in groups of 10, 452-0567.
2 FLOOR lamps and 2 table lamps, $17,
(863)471-6962, 214-6697.
2 JOHN F. Kennedy Memorial Magazines, Sat-
urday Evening Post and a Life magazines,
good cond., both for $10, (863)453-7027
2 PRESSURE treated planks, 2X10X16', cost
$57.52, sell for $20, (863)465-1647
DISH SETS FOR EVERYDAY, 1 USA w/brown,
set of 4 complete; 1- incomplete set w/green,
$9.50 set, (863)471-6962, 214-6697
EVER MADE A SPLIT SECOND DECISION?
Was it the right decision to make or not?
I'm collecting stories on split second
decisions, if you'd like your story to be apart
of thl collection, mail them to:
Kent Jay, 2227 US 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870
GARDEN PULLING tractor, Gravely, Kohler
18hp twin. Great fun, cheap, weights for ea.
class. Runs great Delivery avail $1000, 464-
0003
HERCULES ELECTRIC lift for back of van or
pick-up truck, (863)655-3807
HOOVER UPRIGHT vacuum cleaner, recondi-
tioned, works excellent., guaranteed, $20,
(863)402-2285.
HOT TUB/SPA, Seats 5, 5hp, 20 jets,
lounger, lights, digital. Never used, warranty,
retail $4300, sacrifice $1550, 863-529-3649
SPA, 5 person with lounger, therapy jets, full
warranty, never used, $1695, 863-660-2770.
SPA, SEATS 5 people and Sauna, seats 3-4
people, Exc. shape, both w/radio and CD play-
er, approx. 1 year, spa used twice. Both
$11,000. (863)382-0727.


7340 Wanted to Buy
-BUYING COINS, CURRENCY, WATCHES
55 YRS COLLECTING! TOP PRICE!
(863) 414-1632 or (863) 452-5688


7380 Machinery & Tools
CRAFTSMAN REDIPROCATING Saw w/varia-
ble speed, dbl. insulated, vari-tri-lock switch,
1 1/4 in. stroke, $40, 385-1003 after 5pmr
HONDA GENERATOR, E6650, A/c or D/C, exc.
cond., $200, (863)635-4690 Frostproof.


7400 Lawn & Garden
CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC start lawn tractor, au-
to., 42", 20.5 hp, canopy top, 3 years old,
$875., (863)382-4419.
7 4 0 Heating &
420 Air Conditioning
CENTRAL AIR-CONDITIONER
$500, (863)465-1882

7 500 Livestock & Supplies
PONY FOR sale, $500; Gray Appaloosa horse,
$750, moving, (863)452-6870.

7520 Pets &eSupplies
2 DECLAWED SIAMESE Cats, spayed with
shots. Call for info., 863-314-8832.
FANCY GUPPIES
Large vari-colored, Delta tails, healthy, strong
fish. Only $1.00 each. Call 414-2083 t 7:
JACK RUSSELL puppies, shots, ready to go!
Call 443-3093 or 443-1059
LARGE BIRD cage on wheels, play area on top
w/toys, $150, (863)471-0226.


SMALL BIRD CAGE,
$25, (863)471-0226
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, male and female, 8
weeks old, shots, vet checked, 863-655-3620.


8050 Boats & Motors

14 FT ASTRO ALUMINUM BOAT
w/ trailer. Good condition, 9.9 Mercury elec.
start, trolling motor, fish finder & misc items.
$1800. Call 453-5993
16' FISHERMAN MARINE aluminum boat and
trailer, 35HP Johnson motor, trolling motoi
and fish finder, $1800, (863)465-9759.
17' BASS TRACKER Boat, electric motor, Fish-
finder, 50hp Johnson Tracker Motor, trailer,
new boat cover, exc. cond. $4500, 655-9470.
1975 IRWIN 325 SAILBOAT.
Center cockpit, exc condition. New roller furl-
ing. $25,500. Call 417-850-7864
.1992 BASS tracker bass boat, Tournment
TX17 w/1993 70hp Evinrude, $4150 OBO,
352-267-7484, 441-4219.


A.P-GARAGE SALE, FRI./SAT., FEB. 25-26,
2568 DON CARLOS AVE, LAKE LETTA Es-
tates., 7-?, lots of misc. items,
A.P.--AVON MHP CLUBHOUSE,1350 N.
Lake Ave, Sat. 2/26, 7am to noon. Crafts,
baked goods, lots of misc., bargains galore.,
GIANT ESTATE SALE
Sat. Feb. 26 Bes;:i, .1 al iii arnd
Sun. Feb. 2. Begir: ,j Noor,
Lake June Road Lake Placid,
FOLLOW SIGNS
ENTIRE CONTENTS
FURN., recliners, Windsor Style chairs/ta-
ble, 2 hutches, side tables, barrel chairs,
corner table, Mexican serving cart, SW style
fire pot, framed stain glass pieces.
GARAGE Full of nuts, bolts, hand tools,
tractors, work bench, lawn ornaments.
KITCHEN, sm. appl., dishes glasses, Fies- .
ta, flatware, pots pans, serving platters,
bowls, set of Sterling flatware. ANTIQUES,
Deacons Bench, plank chairs, baby buggy,
writing desk, drop leaf table, Victorian
chairs, book case and table, vanity
w/bench., jelly cupboard, Ig. cast Iron kettle.
COINS, US silver/gold, silver/bronze med-
allions. BARBIF DOLLS in oriini t.o-
A. ri:,ir, Fi:r .if 'ajl? B ,'
THE FURNITURE DOCTORS
SEBRING, FL. (863)655-3010
Since 1980
Building and Property for sale by Owner
A.P.-ANNUAL CLUBHOUSE Fle MjrlLG.
rage Sale, 2881 US 27 N., on -iijind in ei,,,1
near Ridge Lounge. Sat. 2/26, 8-noon. Re-
freshments, COME AND ENJOY!



8050 Boats & Motors
20' PONTOON BOAT, 40HP oil injected Yama-
ha, Bimini top, live well, trolling motor, new
carpet, $3200 OBO, 863-441-4933
22' CREST 2200 DL Pontoon boat w/90hp
Mercury 2001, four stroke motor, bimini top,
exc. cond., $9900, (863)465-1706
88 SYLVAN PONTOON, 48 hp Johnson motor
& trailer. 863-699-2765
89 INVADER, 17', 130 HP Mercury I/O, stain-
less steel prop, ready to go, $2500 OBO,
(863)655-1411
EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MOTOR
35hp, 1957 classic, less than 100 hours run-
ning time, $500., (863)604-2068
FISHING BOAT, trailer and motor, $850., Oak
Gardens MHP, Lot 11, 6 mi. south of Sebring.
MERCURY OUTBOARD .
15hp, short shaft, 4 stroke, brand new,
never in water, $2000, (863)382-0295

WANTED LIGHT weight Boat trailer, 14'. Call
(863)465-1718

8 15o Fitness & Exercise
81. Equipment
LIFE STEP machine, Fitness 9100 commercial
series, $500, 305-216-9898, 863-531-0199

8350 Sporting Goods
7 SALTWATER ROD AND reel combos, varing
length, various prices, (863)402-1173.

8400 Recreational Vehicles
16', 1989 SCOTTY TRAVEL Trailer, A/C, awn-
ing, self-contained, exc. cond. $2500 firm.
(863)452-2578
35' KOUNTRY AIRE 5th wheel. Class A,
4 season, 1 slide. 9,000 lbs. $9,950.
Call 574-261-8132

8450 Motor Homes
1988 TRAVELMASTER SIGNATURE
Class C RV, Econoline 350, clean, good cond.,
low mileage, $7000 OBO. Call Nancy at
(863)382-0880 or 273-0486.

8500 Golf Carts
1991 CLUB CAR, new batteries, top, curtains,
windshield lights, $1395, (863)471-1354
WILL TRADE 2002 Manco Hornet Motor
Scooter, 49cc, runs great, low mileage, sharp
looker for good running golf cart or will con-
.sider sale. Call (863)385-4140 Larry.


SEB.-THE WILLOW GATE Subdivision will
hold it's annual garage sale on Feb. 26, 8-1.
Willow Gate is located just off Thunderbird
Road. There are many treasures and bargains!

Having a Garage Sale?
Make more money by reaching thou-
sand; l pol ritial customers. For only
$8 ';ou get 5 lirns for one week in the
Neis-Sun and Highlands Herald Shop-
per, plus FREE GARAGE SALE SIGNS! If
your sale gets rained out, call us and
we'll run il again at no additional charge
CallI odayi (8631 S,. tA
L F -GARAGE SALE uprigr.I iTi, ji- l 111i 1:.
|.0il' i.i: 06 ,, r in : a ,n Il-,in r ,, ",3r F bt,
26, 10am-2pm,101 BowieAve.
L.P.-SAT. FEB. 26, 7-?, MULTI-FAMILY, 107
Hil. ir tl- C'ort~d Bridge, follow yellow
inW ,indj '-i. d.:,'nri Ln ie Francis Rd. off 27.
.].:i :urn Lie rping b3u:., bike, lots of misc.
S.L.- 8015 Elliott Rd., Feb. 24-25, golf cart,
small shed, patio table and chairs, pontoon
cover, books, clothe n3rd lout of misc.
SEB 1'c,1 8 ., [, |:[rAo: W I. :in Hi,]nijnl':
Avei i3,iT,ni-ir Ferb '4-ir-rt.iri
Somelring l:,r Everione
*'EB ARD '.ALE F-t :, c I 2 :, Fr.inci :..I
Francis 1 Mobile Home Park, 8-noon, some
furn., air purifier, household and misc. items.
SEB.- FEB. 24, 25,' 26, 3340 maryland Ave.,
Fairmouot Estates, r'j':hii, boas, clothes,
books, suitcases, costume jewelry, tools, lots
of goodies.



9250 Vans

DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, 2003,
SE Minivan, 4 dr. auto, 7 passenger, PL,
PW, PS, Tilt, towing package, ABS, 25,350
mi., AM/FM Stero cassette, A/C. good
cond., asking $16,500. 863-453-7432.
DODGE VAN, 2000, v-6, 4 wheel drive, auto.,
power locks and windows, A/C, $10,000, Oak
Gardens MHP, Lot 11,6 mi. south of Sebring.

93 5 ^ Automotive Parts
93 uv & Accessories
8' FIBERGLASS TRUCK CAP, regal red color,
exc. cond. $200., (863)414-7242

9400 Automotive Wanted
FREE REMOVAL of unwanted vehicles. Cash
paid for some, (863)449-1893
9 Sport Utility
44 Vehicles
CHEVY 1993 S10 Blazer, 2 wheel, 4 door, very
good cond., 138k mi., $2950, (863)635-4625
TAHOE, 1998, ONE owner, auto., rear air, very
clean, Only $6950. (863)385-8783.

9450 Automotive for Sale
1988 NISSAN MAXIMA, PW, sunroof, AM/FM
cassette stereo, needs windshield after hurri-
canes. $500, 863-214-1052.


SEB. VILLAGE WIDE SALE -
Saturday 26th, 8am-noon. Marantha Village
Arbuckle Creek Rd
SEB.- GARAGE sale 302 Citroen Dr.Feb. 25-
26, Fri./Sat. 8-2. Lots of misc.
SEB.-2ND ANNUAL Shamrock Dr. Street sale,
Feb. 25, Fri. 8am-? Lots of stuffs.
SEB.-3 FAMILY carport sale, 401,Citroen Dr.;
Sat. Feb. 26th, 8-3, some turn.,, tools, and
much more.
SEB.-BAZAAR/FLEA MARKET, Sat. Feb 26, 8-
12. Continuous live entertainment. Free draws
ever 15 minutes. Whispering Pine Village
2323 Brunns Rd. (off Hammock)
SEB.-HILLS, MULTI-FAMILY 226 Thrush Ave.,
Fri./Sat. Feb.25-26, hurricane renovation, table
4 chairs, books, tools, misc.

'.*, .LL AR, [:.ALE, ': 11 Ft '6 8-6 _1 1t
Jacaranda Way, Woodhaven Estates,
SEB.-MOVING SALE, 4106 Santiago St. Feb.
24-25, 8-3, misc. items, turnn, tools, garden
tools, lawn mower, lots of stuff.
SEB.-MOVING SALE, THU/FRI./SAT., FEB. 17-
19, 3304 NEW YORK AVE., Lots of stuff, rool
top desk, something for everyone.
SEB.-SEBRING HILLS, 801 S.. Egret, Feb.
S'.--25-.6 i ." E'ejdiny crafts supplies, re-
- jer, i i ,Tn ip. i i:. r ,'hr ,d i plants,
much mi,, DON'I MISS THIS ONE!



9450 Automotive for Sale
1993 GEO Tracker, convertible, new motor,
top and tires, many new parts, $2500,
(863)452-5707 leave message, 449-3500.
1994 ACURA Legend, champagne Gold,
182,000 mil. fair cond., $2500, 446-2039
1997 FORD TAURUS,
$1200 OBO, (863)243-1328
1997 ONLY 39k Cadillace Sedan De Ville,
white diamond, light tan leather, must see,
$10,595. Call Rob 443-2314 dir.
1997 TOYOTA Camry LE sedan, 4 door, exc'
cond., 79,000 mi., $6000, (863)699-5259
1998 DODGE STRATUS, air, auto., new tires
and new motor, $3800, (863)781-3777
.1998 HYUNDAI, 4 dr., 5 spd, $2500 OBO;
(863)471-6670, cell 381-4655.
1999 HONDA ACCORD, red, 62,000 miles,
good condition, $6900, 863-446-2039.
2000 FORD MUSTANG
Green, V6, just under 50k mi., 5 speed, runs
great, asking $6950, (863)381-0800
94 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, Presidential Execu-
tive Series, exc. cond. in and out, 92,000 mi.,
new tires, brakes, plugs and wires. Excellent
Automobile at $4895. (863)465-5852
BUICK PARK AVE., 1994
125k, well cared for, very good mechanically,
new tires, must be seen, $3500 OBO, 863--
414-1797 or 863-471-3206
VOLVO STATION wagon, 1993 131k, all pow-
er, ice cold A/C, $6000, (863)382-9679.


9 100 Motorcycles & ATVs
2003 POLARIS Sportsman 500, $5000; 2003
Polaris Sportsman 400, $4500; both in exc.
cond., both for $9000. 385-3351 .after 5pm
BOSS HOSS, not 100% put together, Corvette
engine, $10,000, 863-381-9699 or 471-0226.


ABSOUTE!J SIAWUCION~i~


237 NE Lakeview Dr., Sebring, FL
Directly on the Shores of Lake Jackson!


* Parcel 1: 6,476 sf 2-Story Home
* Parcel 2: 5,389 sf Lakefront Home
* Parcel 3: .39 ac Lakefront Tract
* Parcel 4: .42 ac Lakefront Tract
* City Utilities Available
* Zoned R-3, Residential Multi-Family
* Professional Office Use Possible

AUCTION WILL BE HELD ON SITE @
11AM, SATURDAY, MARCH 12TH


Offered in 4 parcels and as
a whole. buy one parcel
or the whole estate!


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