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HIGHLANDS COUNTY'S HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1927


INewS

WEDNESDAY May 18, 2005


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Big T in Dixie
Boys action
Monday night
Sports, 1B


COMING FRIDAY
IN THE NEWS-SUN


With state-of-the-
art technology, U.S.
Sugar Corporation
produces a sweet
deal for Florida


WHAT'S INSIDE


SOUP FOR LIFE
Get the skinny
on flavorful
soups
Lifestyle, 1C

14-year-old
Sebring girl,
missing since
Mother's Day,
shows up safe
at Avon Park
Police
Department
Inside, 4A

Business ............11A
Celebrations ..........3C
Chalk Talk ......... 13A
Classified ads ..........ID
Community briefs ... .16A
Crossword ............2C
Editorial ............18A
Health/Nutrition .......7C
Lifestyle .. ........... 1C
Lottery numbers ......16A
Obituaries ............4A
Sports ...............1B

TODAY'S FORECAST
W Highs

90s


Complete
weather
report on
page 8A


Lows

70s


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


90994 01001
SEBRING, FLORIDA
VOLUME 86/NUMBER 20


JARRETT BAKER/News-Sun
It's been nearly two years since Sue Feathers was murdered on May 21, 2003. Members of her family, including
daughter-in-law Missy, (from left) son David, husband Mel, son Dan and daughter-in-law Ginny, gathered Tuesday
in front of the Lake Placid location of Feathers' Dry Cleaning where the murder occurred. A news conference was
held,at the Highlands County Sheriff's Office earlier in the day and Sheriff Susan Benton pledged to continue the
investigation into Feathers' murder.


Feathers family pleads for



help to solve murder case


By PHIL ATI1NGER
News-Sun
SEBRING On Saturday, it
will be two years since Sue
Feathers of Sebring was murdered.
Highlands County sheriff's in esti-
gaiurs are still lookirig for the
killer.
Her family and friends have
offered a $25,000 reward to anyone
who can offer information leading
to the arrest and conviction of the


person or persons responsible.
"For two years, my family has
endured the pain ..,.
inflicted on us by
the cowardly act of
a heartless individ-
ual," her son Dave
Feathers said at a
news conference
Tuesday at the
Highlands County FEATHERS
Sheriff's Office.


"If you have any information,
please call the sheriff's office."
Both Dave Feathers and his wife
Missy were on hand at the press
conference.
Sue Feathers, 56, was murdered
on May 21, 2003; at:the Featheir
Dry Cleaniig store at 521 Dal Hal
Boulevard in the Publix Shopping
Center in Lake Placid. It is the rear
store on the side.of the shopping
See PLEADS, page 7A


Cool issues hurricane warning


By PHIL AITINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING County
Administrator Carl Cool stopped
short. of telling county commis-
sioners that hurricanes will be as
bad this'year as last year.
However, with just two weeks to
go before the June 1 start of hurri-
cane season, he did say the weather
patterns are the same, and look to
stay that way.
After attending the governor's
hurricane conference in Tampa last
week, he learned that the Atlantic
Ocean temperature is the same now


as it was last year. Also, the high
pressure zone that makes hurri-
canes head west instead of north is
still there.
However, Florida is not the
same. The conference was attended
heavily by all 67' Florida counties,
most southeastern states and a cou-
ple of foreign countries. From
them, Cool learned how counties to
the southeast of Highlands County
are in poorer shape than they were
at this same time last year.
St. Lucie County still has.14,000
people in "FEMA villages" tem-
porary trailers while Charlotte


County still has thousands of blue
roofs and had to evacuate its emer-
gency operations center three times
during the storm, Cool said, once to
a sheriff's office hallway.
Highlands County still has
homes that will not be rebuilt in
time for this hurricane season.
Between coastal influx and local
needs, Cool said the county should
brace for additional shelter needs.
"We will enter this season better
prepared," he said.
Gasoline will present a problem
again, he said. With only four ports
See WARNING, page 7A


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
SEBRING The state of
Florida is facing a critical
shortage of teachers.
Education Commissioner
John Winn has said it is a cri-
sis never seen before in
Florida education, and that
the state will need up to
30,000 new teachers by the
school year 2006-07.
Teachers of math and sci-
ence, particularly at the
advanced secondary level, are
in shortest supply, although
Vivianne Waldron, director of
human resources for the
Highlands County School
District, warns that teachers


of exceptional students are
also very hard to find.
"We're anticipating that
critical teacher shortage to
worsen in the coming years
due to the fact that our state is
turning out less than 30 per-
cent of the teachers needed in
the state," she said, "and we
anticipate more (teacher)
retirement and more students
coming in.
"So, while Highlands
County is not as desperate as
some of the much, much larg-
er districts, we do feel the
crunch. This is why we are
looking at alternative routes
to classroom teaching."
See CRISIS, page 7A


'Watchful eye'


best defense


to use against


sexual crime
By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING The best thing to know about sexu-
al predators and offenders is everything you can, law
enforcement officials said Tuesday.
'On Tuesday night, Highlands County Sheriff
Susan Benton hosted "Creating a Watchful Eye," a
seminar to inform parents, daycare providers, teach-'
ers and concerned citizens how sexual crimes are a
serious issue, to be dealt with in a proactive and pos-
itive way.
- Alan Moses, government analyst with the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, said Florida is
proactive on the sexual offender issue, with stringent
requirements on convicted offenders. The Public
Safety Information Act, passed on Oct. 1, 1993,
required records to be kept on sexual offenders.
Later, Megan's Law required-public notification of
sexual predators or offenders living in an area.
Detective Tom Ouverson with the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigations
unit, along with other deputies, knocks on doors
daily to inform residents of a nearby sexual offend-
er, or visits those on the offender list once or twice a
month to make sure their addresses are current.
See DEFENSE, page 7A



Bear dies after


hit by vehicle

By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun
LAKE PLACID While agents of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission contin-
ue to look for the person that shot and killed a
Florida black bear, another of the species has died as
the result of an apparent traffic accident.
"It was struck along State Road 70 near the Bear's
*Den south of Lake Placid," FWC Agent Erica
Zimmermah said.
The bear, which weighed in at about 340 pounds
was taken to the Royce Ranch station for examina-
tion, but had to be euthanized.
"He was in pretty bad shape; it looked like he was
hit from behind. It probably broke both of his legs,"
she said. "He was dragging himself; he couldn't get
up."
Zimmerman said the extent of the injuries, cou-
pled with the fact that the Florida Highway Patrol
had received no crash reports from overnight, led
her to believe the bear had been hit by a big truck.
"If it had been a regular car, it would have been
totaled it would have done some damage,"
Zimmerman said. "But to a semi, it could have hit
that bear and just kept right on going." -
The bear's age was not immediately determined,
however, Zimmerman said preliminary evidence
See BEAR, page 7A


'Magic' comes to an end


JARRETT BAKER/News-Sun
Members of the Avon Park High School Combined Women's Choir sing 'Do You Believe in Magic' near
the end of the spring concert at Avon Park Middle School on Monday night.


When you deliver something this important.
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Center have delivered thousands of babies., k R i
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2A News-Sun, Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Fire destroys trailer home on County Line Road


Eliot
in lbief

Seniors
graduate
Seniors across the coun-
ty are wrapping things up
this week with baccalaure-
ate and graduation cere-
monies.
Though Avon Park and
Sebring high schools held
their baccalaureate services
last Sunday, Lake Placid
High School will have its
service tonight at 7 p.m. at
First United Methodist
Church.
Avon Park seniors will
be graduating at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sebring seniors
at 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Lake Placid seniors at
1 p.m. Saturday.
All three schools will
hold graduation ceremonies
at South Florida
Community College's audi-
torium.
The valedictorians and
salutatorians of each school
will speak at their respec-
tive graduations. Avon
Park's valedictorian is
Robert C. Palmer; its salu-
tatorian is Suleman
Gwaduri. Sebring's vale-
dictorian is Tyler Caton; its
salutatorian is Courtney
Harris. Lake Placid has two
valedictorians this year:
Ashley Thompson and
Gebron Nunez; its salutato-
rian is Cory Lewis.,

Lodge hosts
regional meet
SEBRING- The
Southeast Florida
Preservation Inc. meeting
plannecf; .
Wednes ",i ,' 25.'is' '"'
_-frst for Sebring-sinee the
area divisions changed
from districts to regions.
Sebring will be well repre-
sented in the southeast
region by Ruth K. Davis of
Sebring and Bonnie
Dearborn of Palm Beach.
Barbara Mattick, acting
bureau chief of the
Division of Historical
Resources, Florida
Department of State, will
lead the discussion on the
Florida Historic
Preservation
Comprehensive Plan.
Those interested in the
preservation of our history
are urged to attend. A sand-
wich lunch with chips, bev-
erage and cookie will be
available for $10 per per-
son. (Sandwich choices:
ham/cheese, tuna, roast
beef, turkey or Italian):
Lunch must be pre-
ordered: Sandi: 414-7278,
or Ruth 382-2000.
Reservations are not need-
ed to attend.

'Star Wars'
Experience set

LAKE WALES In
celebration of the release
of "Star Wars Episode III
Revenge of the Sith,"
Eagle Ridge Mall presents
the Star Wars Experience -
from 2-5 p.m. Saturday.
Guests will meet and
greet several Star Wars
characters like Darth Vader,
Storm Trooper and R2D2.
The'mall encourages
everyone to bring a camera
for this photo opportunity.
The Experience will take
place near Express for


Women.
For information, contact
Eagle Ridge Mall
Marketing at (863) 676-
2300.


COKKLCIION

All photos printed in the
Preparing for Disaster
(Lifestyle, May 15) and A
Glimpse into the Wild
(Lifestyle, May 13) stories
were courtesy of Lisa Stoner
with Peace River Refuge and
Ranch.


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
AVON PARK Janice
Pickard, 62, and her 22-month-
old granddaughter, Laini, had
just enough time to get out with
Pickard's pet schnauzer
"Missy" before her trailer went
up in flames Monday.
When firefighters arrived
shortly after 10:07 a.m. at 1995
Holiday Ranch Mobile Home
Park, Lot 1, the rear left quarter
of the trailer was engulfed.
Firefighters got the fire out, but'
the trailer was a loss.
Before the fire, Pickard' did
up her granddaughter's hair
while the girl watched
"Barney." She walked down her
hallway to the bedroom and got
hit in the face by thick black
smoke. She grabbed the girl and
Sdog and ran out.
They took refuge by a bench
swing under a live oak down
the street. Her neighbor, Evelyn
Johnston, and daughter, 38-
year-old Sherri Branco, com-
forted her. Branco drove up
from working the deli counter
at Publix in Avon Park.
"It's so sad. I can't believe
it," Branco said.
Mike Morris, assistant chief
at Highlands Lake Volunteer
Fire Department, credited his
Engine 1 crew for getting the


RCMA holds

fatherhood

conference

By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun
SEBRING The month of
May generally is known for
Mothers Day, however, it was
fathers who were the focus of a
Redlands Christian Migrant
Association seminar SaturdaN
at the Chateau Elan Hotel &
Spa.
Described as a fatherhood
conference, the seminar fea-
turednuperous guest speakers
Sand g~ stations designed ;'
sho\.~iads, .how to strengtLki-.
-ties*i~ tfeir children.
"We do these on an annual
basis," said RCMA's Prakash
Mirkar, organizer of the event.
Topics of the day included
"Connecting with your Kids,"
"Seven ways to be better
Parents," "Mentoring and
Nurturing Fathers" and
"Fatherhood: Strategies for
Involvement."
Of the more than 70 people
who showed up for the event,.
38 were fathers.
The rest included RCMA
representatives and other social
workers who took the informa-
tion back to their respective
organizations to share with
other fathers in their regions.
"We have meetings with our
parents once a month and they
will be able to use the informa-
tion there," Mirkar said.
But, he emphasized, the main
purpose of the conference was
to communicate with fathers.
"We wanted to train our
fathers as to the benefits of
closer involvement with their
children," he said.
The attendees were solicited
from clients in RCMA pro-
grams throughout the state of
Florida.
"We have 15 areas and each
one has a family support spe-


Afeesa


On your
promotion at
Florida Hospital
Heartland to
Lead Technologist
and Supervisor
of MRI.


We are so proud
of you. You are a
blessing to all of
us.


Jack, Dad and Mom,


fire knocked down quickly.
Otherwise, it would have
caught the trailer at Lot 2, and
the truck and moving trailer
parked behind the house.
Pickard suspected the air
conditioning unit in the bed-
room started it.
Fire Investigator Fred Clarke
with the Bureau of Fire and
Arson Investigations, Division
of the State Fire Marshal,
blamed the outlet in the bed-
room where the air conditioner
was connected. Though acci-
dental, the fire was typical of
30- to 40-year-old vintage
camper trailers with wood
frame additions, renovated to
permanent residences, he said.
Often, people have not upgrad-
ed the electrical system.
Pickard only bought the trail-
er last March, and moved down
from Massachusetts on Nov. 2
"too tired to vote," she said.
The lot faces sunrises on
Lake Adelaide. Pickard was fix-
ing the trailer up a little at a
time, including Sunday spent
planting peppers beside her
tomato vines in front. Pickard
and her husband Len traveled in
a trailer for many years before
he passed on. She visited
. Highlands County for a couple
of winters and decided to make
it permanent.


Ayardi


Much Love,
Tim, Gwen,


JARRETT B.AKER.Ne. i,-Sun
Evelyn Johnston comforts her friend Janice Pickard (left) on Monday morning after Pickard's home in
Holiday Ranch Mobile Home Park burned to the ground. Pickard purchased the Avon Park home in
March 2004. She escaped the blaze with her 22-month-old granddaughter and pet schnauzer., Miss).'


Branco's step-father's ashes
didn't make it out of the fire
intact. She and her mother
found the urn, but it had broken.
They retrieved most of the
ashes, along with Pickard's
pocketbook with some impor-


S 'BARRY FOSTER/News-Sun
Ronald Baker a Senior Social Workerwith the Hillsborough County
Early Head Start Program chats with keynote speaker Ron Jenkins
of Atlanta during lunch at the Chateau Elan Saturday afternoon.
Both men were speakers at the Redland Christian Migrant
Association's fatherhood conference.


cialist and we worked it out
with them," he said. "We had
fathers from Palatka to Florida
City."
The speakers were equally
wide ranging. They included
Ron Jenkins, who has been
integrally involved in the
Fatherhood Initiative as well as
the Head Start program.
Ronald Baker, a senior social
worker with the Hillsborough
County Early Head Start
Program, also made a presenta-
tion.
Many of. the attendees- were
what officials termed "monolin-
guistic," meaning they spoke no
English. For them, the RCMA
provided Juan Medina, a former
RCMA fatherhood coordinator
from Immokalee, who made a
presentation in Spanish.
"He had a lot of fathers in his
seminar," Mirkar said.
Although each of the speak-
ers had a different message,
Mirkar said the themes all cen-
tered around the benefits of


close fatherhood involvement
with their children.
"We work with immigrant
families and American families.
below the poverty line," he
said. "Many of our families
have only one parent and this is
why we felt a seminar like this
would be very good because it
teaches the benefits of having a
dad in the life of a child."
Mirkar received a lot of pos-
itive feedback from the confer-
ence, both from the fathers and
the RCMA employees who
attended the session.
Founded 40 years ago in the
Miami-Dade County farming
area known as the Redlands,
RCMA currently operates 70
centers. They serve 6,000 chil-
-dren in 20 Florida counties.
Headquartered now in
Immokalee, the organization is
funded through local, state and
federal grants as well as financ-
ing from businesses and private
individuals.


tant documents. It was insulated
inside a bureau during the blaze
and 'didn't burn.
The rest of the house did,
however. Everything from the
bedroom to the dining area on
the other end of the mobile


By BARRY FOSTER
s\iVI-.Su u
SEBRING -. Members of
the ""We the People" committee
gathered in do% nton n Sebring
NlondaJ afternoon to announce
their plains tor the upcoming
Indepenpndence Da\ celebration
and to in ite other members of
the conununits to be part of the
I'es1t ines..
"We're bringing a number of
entities together and we'd like
to use this opportunity to invite
other groups and organizations
to be part of it," Sebring
"aChih~ be. of Commerce
,.xeL~u' tie "-Diector Dan

For the past several years the
Sebring Jaycees have coordi-
nated the games and vendors
along the shores of Lake
Jackson at Rotary Park, the
Allen Altvater Cultural
Complex and Pier Beach.
However, due to dwindling
numbers in the organization,
Andrews and a number of other
community members have
joined forces to help bolster the
effort.
"The Jaycees are taking the
lead again this year, we just
want to help," Andrews said.


home was gutted and charred.
including the ensure lanai
The front of Pickard's green
Toyota Camry,. parked up next
to the house, melted from the
heat, as did\ n) I underpinning
at next door homes.


Currently there are a number
of organizations that will be
doing different events and
staffing food booths as part of
the day's activities.
The Highlands Little Theatre
will again perform : their
Patriotic Revue and Anthony's
Lounge also will be open inside
the Lakeside Playhouse. The
Highlands Art League \\ ill put
together both sand sculpting
and chalk painting displays
while a new group, the Young
Professionals, are planning' a
new event, a "Miss
Firecracker" beaurt pageant.
Andrews said there are some
organizations that have volun-
teered to be involved, ho e. eer,
exactly what they .plan to be
doing has not, yet been deter-
mined. : i,,
Sebring Mayor George
Hensley has been charged with
coordinating the food vendors
in an effort to make certain
there is as little duplication in
effort as possible.
"We're charging $25 per
space. All of the money will go
'toward the fireworks fund,"
said Patsy Cross,; who along
with Andrews and Don Elwell
headed up the press conference.


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'We the People' committee

announce plans for July 4


Congratulations


TO THE PATIENTS

OF

LUIS M. PENA, M.D.

I would like to announce the permanent closing
of my private practice in Avon Park effective
immediately. However, sometime in the
very near future I will be joining


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in association with
Jorge F. Gonzalez, M.D. and Arnaldo Lopez, M.D.
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It will be my pleasure to see you all there.
My staff and I thank you for your patience during this
transition and Wish everyone good health.;


Sterling and Hunter, Shane, Krista,
Kaitlyn and Jazmine.


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By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun
SEBRING After a week-
long absence, Jasmine Jones is
home. Now, both relatives and
law enforcement officials are
attempting to determine why
the Sebring teenager left and.
exactly where she has been.
According to Sebring Police
Juvenile Officer Larry
Carmody, Jones showed up at
the Avon Park Police
Department early Tuesday
morning, claiming she had been
in the City of. Charm since her
disappearance May 8.
Avon Park officers subse-
quently took the teenager to the
Sebring Police Department and
turned her over to authorities
here. Carmody said that Jones
was not forthcoming with infor-'
mation about the situation in a
primary interview.
"She told me she had been
staying with a friend in Avon
Park the entire time," Carmody
said. "She said another eighth-
grader had threatened her and
her family."
However, Carmody said get-
ting details has been a chal-
lenge.
Jones reportedly told
Carmody she thought it had
been a cousin of her friend that
had delivered her to the Avon
Park police on Tuesday morn-
ing.
The student's grandmother,
Janet Jones, said somebody had
called her Tuesday morning
asking if she wanted somebody
to bring her granddaughter
back.
"I said 'yes,' but they asked
me if I could meet them half,
way which I couldn't because
my car is broke down," she
said, "So I just told them to take
her to the police station."
Jones said when she awoke
later that morning her grand-
daughter was home. However,
she didn't have a chance to
speak to her.,
'"She just put on her clothes
-and went to-school," she said.
At this point, there do not
appear to be any charges that
might be preferred in connec-
tion with the incident.
Noting recent high profile
cases of child abduction,
assault and death, Carmody
told the Hill-Gustat Middle


School student she had been
fortunate.
"I told her 'You're lucky you
didn't end up dead and in a
ditch. I have stacks of papers
about missing children on my
desk,' he said.
Carmody still had-a number
of interviews to do with princi-
pals in the case before it could
be put to rest.
The 14-year-old Jones had
been missing since Mother's
Day.
Her grandmother reported
the teen had asked if she could
go to a "block party" with a
friend. A young man picked her
up from her Lakeview Drive
residence and she had not heard
from her since.
Later, Jones' grandmother
said she contacted the boy her
granddaughter had said was
taking her to the event but he
told the grandmother he hadn't
gone and in fact knew nothing
about the party.
Jones said she had doubts
that any such party took place.
In fact, this is not the first
time the 14-year-old has been
gone for more than a day. Jones
said one time she had been out
for the entire weekend.
"She's always been back by
Sunday to go to school the next
day," she'd said.
Carmody attempted to reach
her via her cellular telephone
without success.
Officials of the Florida
Department of Children and
Families said that even though
the 14-year-old disappeared
without communication the
DCF would not necessarily
become involved in the case.
"If the child is in the DCF
system then we have a tracking
system to try and help find
them," said Taz Woodard from
-the DCF office in Tallahassee.
"But if it's just a child that is
living with the grandmother
and she runs periodically, even
if.law enforcement is involved,
it does not necessarily mean
that DCF enforcement gets
involved."
Woodard explained that her
agency might get involved if
there was an abuse report or if
the grandmother decided to
contact the agency and directly
ask for help.


News-Sun, Wednesday, May 18, 2005


OBITUARIES


Countess Jesko
Countess Ethelyn Jesko, 95,
of Lake Placid, died May 14,
2005, in Lake Placid.
Born in Bendon, Mich., she
.came to Lake Placid from
Greenville, Mich. She was a
homemaker and a Methodist.
Survivors include her son,
Jake of Grand Lodge, Mich.;
daughters, Connie Wright of
Sebring and Donna Burns of
Grand Rapids, Mich.; brother,
Carl E. Harris of Bleding,
Mich.; six .grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be at 2
p.m. Thursday at Stephenson-
.Nelson Funeral Home Chapel,
Sebring, with the Rev. R.L.
Polk officiating.

Elnora Leindecker
Elnora E. Leindecker, 85, of
Sebring, died May 15, 2005, in
Sebring.
Born in Havelock, Iowa, she
came to Sebring in 2003 from
Portage, Wis.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Susan K. Anderson of
Sebring; son, Ronnie L.
Reckard of Portage; 38 grand-
children; 16 great-grandchil-
dren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled
by Dowden Funeral Home,
Sebring.

C. MacQuarters
Catherine C. MacQuarters,
78, of Sebring, died May 11,
2005, in Sebring.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, she
moved to Sebring from
Lakeland in 2002. She was
owner and operator of a real
estate sales and rental agency.
She was a Lutheran.
Survivors include her sister,
Lois Swadener of Dayton; and
niece, Kimberlee Hodges of
Sebring.
A memorial service will be at
.6 p.m. Saturday at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home Chapel,
Sebring, with the Rev. Bruce
Sommerfield officiating.

Richard Mitchell
Richard Clyde
Mitchell, '61, of Lake
Placid, died May 15,
2005, in Lake Placid.
Bor in La Salle, Ill., he
came to Lake Placid from Fort
Lauderdale in 1999. He was a
Realtor. Recently, he served as
a correction officer with
DeSoto Correctional
Institution. In 1984, he was a
forensic case manager for the
David Lawrence Mental Health
Center and was involved with


Collier County Sheriff Office's
Citizens Academy in Naples.
He served in the U.S. Marine
Corps. He was past president of
Southern Bass Anglers of
Naples.
Survivors include his wife,
Margaret; daughters, Lisa from
Columbus, Ohio, and Laura
from Naples; stepchildren,
DeeDee, Dodi,, Hazel, Holly,
Grant and Megan, all of
Canada; and sister, Toody
(Elizabeth) Nevicosi from
Dalzell, Ill.
A funeral service will be at
11 a.m. today at Scott Funeral
Home in Lake Placid. Interment
will follow in Oak Hill
Cemetery in Lake Placid.
Visitation was Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Liberty Youth
Ranch for underprivileged chil-
dren at 5687 Naples Blvd.,
Naples, FL 34109.

Roscoe Moats Jr.
Roscoe J. Moats
Jr., 81, of Sebring,
died May 13, 2005,
in Sebring.
Born in Parkersburg, W.Va.,
he had been a resident of
Sebring since 1998. He was an
accountant. He served in the
United States Navy during
.World War II. He was a memn-
ber-at-large of American
Legion. He was a member of
Buttonwood Bay Community
Church in Sebring.
Survivors include his wife,
Carol; sons, James E, of
Sacramento, Calif., James E.
Strode II of Marks Corner, S.C.,
Jon R. Strode of Highlands, Ill.,
Joel R. Strode of Mishawaka,
Ind.; daughters, Cheryl L. Dunn
of Nashville, Tenn., and Jane S.
Miller of Pittsburgh; nine
grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Cremation arrangements
were handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.

Frank Rubei
Dr. Frank (Doc) E.
Rubei, 83, of
Sebring, died May
13, 2005, in Sebring.
Born in Philadelphia, he
came Sebring from Frazer, Pa.,
in 1990. He was a dentist.
He put together his own
musical trio known as the Doc
Rubay Trio. He served in the
U.S. Army Air Force during
World War II. He was a member
of Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church in Avon Park.
Survivors include his wife,
Diane; sons, Guy of
Greensburg, Pa., Ed of San
Antonio and Michael Bogle of
Newton, Pa.; daughters, Renee


Hughs of Landerberg, Pa.,
Patricia Lyons-Haag of
Avondale, Pa., Linda Rodden of
Exton, Pa,. and Sharon Oliver of
Moorestown, N.J.; sister,
Evelyn Salvino of Philadelphia;
and 20 grandchildren.
A funeral service was held
Tuesday at Our Lady of Grace
Catholic Church in Avon Park.
Arrangements were handled
by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Meda Rust
Meda Murray Drawdy Rust,
96, of Lake City, died May 17,
2005, in Lake City.
Born in Homeland, she
moved from Avon Park to Lake
City in 2001. She was a fruit
and vegetable packer. She was a
member of Corinth Primitive
Baptist Church in Fort Meade.
Survivors include her step-
son, Richard Korth of Ogded,
Utah; nieces, Rebecca Decker
of Leesburg and Cheri Dunn of
Lake City; and nephew, Sammy
Curry Jr. of Miami.
Visitation will be from 10-11
a.m. Saturday at Corinth
Primitive Baptist Church. A
funeral service will be at 11
a.m. with Elder Lloyd
Cunningham officiating.
Interment will be in Corinth
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Hoine, Avon Park.

Annie Spires
Annie L. Spires, 73, of
Sebring, died May 15, 2005, in
Sebring.
She was born in Sebring and
remained a life-long resident of
Sebring. She
was a retired
civil service
employee who
had worked at
the Avon Park
Air Force
B o m b i n g
Range.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Barbara Todd and Margie
Cannon; brother, Homer
Culpepper of Avon Paik; sis-
ters, Marilyn Payne of Zolfo
Springs and Margaret Joiner of
Jacksonville; nine grandchil-
dren; 18 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be at
11 a.m. Thursday at Pinecrest
Cemetery in Sebring with
Chaplain Paul D. Sydenstricker
of Good Shepherd Hospice offi-
ciating.

William Van Baalen Jr.
SWilliam Van
Baalen Jr., 93, of
Sebring, died May


Hinman now helping with crime prevention


Courtesy photo
Nicholas G. Sottile II and his father, Nick Sottile, are now both
working for Florida Highway Patrol. Nicholas Sottile II graduated
recently from the FHP academy in Tallahassee.


Sottile follows in


father's f
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID -
Nicholas G. Sottile II, 20, son.
of Nick and Elizabeth Sottile, is
following in his father's foot-
steps.
The senior Sottile is a ser-
geant and 22-year veteran with
the Florida Highway Patrol.
Recently, Nicholas Sottile II
successfully completed. 30
weeks of training at the Florida


footsteps
Highway Patrol Academy in
Tallahassee. His classes includ-
'ed basic law enforcement certi-
fication, traffic crash investiga-
tion, firearms training, defen-
sive driving, defensive tactics,
CPR, traffic/criminal law.
Assigned to Tampa, the
younger Sottile will train with
field training officers for 10
weeks before being released to
solo patrol.


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING The Highlands
County Sheriff's Office is uti-
lizing one of its former staff in
crime prevention.
Retired Major Paul Hinman,
formerly the.detention bureau
commander, is now a civilian
volunteering to teach driving
under the influence classes at
Sebring High School, as need-
ed, and give presentations on
crime prevention programs.
Hinman said the sheriff was
citing for as many as 150 DUIs
each month. Prevention may
help bring that number down.
Also, he represents the sher-
iff on various boards, such as
the Highlands County


Homeowners Association Inc.
While there, he can facilitate or
help start neighborhood watch
programs.
.Right now there are 100
neighborhood watches on the
books, said Nell Frewin Hays,
also with crime prevention.
Some are tight or loosely organ-
ized. Some patrol and some
don't.-
"It all depends on what each
different community wants and
needs," she said.
The program has been pretty
successful, Hayes said, adding
new ones each year. The crime
prevention unit will try to touch
base with various organizations
they haven't contacted recently,
she said.


One way they do that is with
a newsletter. Hayes said it pub-
lishes monthly during the regu-
lar season and twice during the
summer. The last newsletter
talked about managing a neigh-
borhood watch with fewer peo-'
ple, hurricane preparation and
general pool safety.
It also talked about crime
prevention tips for leaving
home during the summer. Some
tips include having a neighbor
park his or her car in your
driveway or setting their
garbage on the curb in front of
your house while you are gone.
For details about crime pre-
vention or setting up a neigh-
borhood watch, call 402-7200,
ext. 7248.


16, 2005, in Sebring.
Born in Chicago, he came to
Sebring from Rhode Island in
1973.
He was a printer and began
working in 1932 at the Deposit
Courier in Deposit, N.Y. He
worked at the Providence
Journal from 1946 until retire-
ment from the composing room
in 1973.
He was an Eagle Scout, a
member of the I.T.U. and the
Elks Lodge, and past president
of Sebring Golf Association. He
and his wife founded the
Sebring Bridge Club in 1982.
He helped raise $25,000 to
move their building from the St.
Catherine Catholic Church on
Hickory Street to Fernleaf
Avenue. He taught bridge in
Sebring and in Rhode Island
and became a life master of the
American Contract Bridge
League in 1980. He was a mem-
ber of the board of directors of
Fairyland Day Care Center in
Sebring; was a volunteer medi-
ator for the Highlands County
courts and was the former exec-
utive secretary of the Highlands
County Property Owners
Association.
In 1983, he was selected to
be the Sebring Man of the Year.
He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II in combat
in Europe.
Survivors include his wife,
Elizabeth; son, James of
Brewster, Mass.; daughters,
Mary Elizabeth McCabe of
Boston and Virginia Jackson of
San Diego; sister, Janet
Peterson of Jamesburg, N.J.;
nine grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at
10 a.m. Thursday at The Palms
of Sebring Chapel.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the American Heart
Association.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Sebring.

Jack Wheeler Sr.
Jack H. Wheeler
Sr., 77, of Sebring,
died May 12, 2005,
in Sebring.
Born in Rochester, Pa., he
retired to Florida in 1987. He
was an electrician for Local 712
International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers in Beaver,
Pa., retiring from 40 years of
service. He served in the U.S.
Navy as a seaman. He was a
long-time member of the
Masonic Lodge 259. He was a
Methodist.
Survivors include his wife,
Cleda; son, Jack Jr. of Monaca,
Pa.; daughter, Peggy Clark of
Sebring; four grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10-
11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4, at
Gaybauer Chapel in Rochester,
Pa. A memorial service will fol-
low at 11:30 at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Children's
Ministry at Church on the
Ridge, 825 C.R. 630A,
Frostproof, FL 33843.

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News-Sun, Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Veterans Service helps


stranded vet get home


NCCC youth of today


meet youth of yesterday


After losing
traveling money,
man spent 10 days
in Sebring
By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING The
Highlands County's Veterans
Services Office recently
helped a disabled veteran get
back home.
Zoltan "Jerry" Breuer, a 59-
year-old who uses a wheel-
chair, arrived on an Amtrak
train on May 3. He said he had
misplaced or been robbed of
$900 in traveling money, and
he couldn't find the man who
had supposedly invited him to
Florida for a visit.
When he contacted the
Sebring Police Department
and asked for help, dispatch-
ers called the Veterans
Services Office and spoke
with administrative assistant
Trish Freeland and volunteer
coordinator Harold Linville.
Linville took Breuer to
Amscot to get the $20 his
family had wired him, but his
car couldn't carry the wheel-
chair.
Linville said he offered to
leave it at the police station,
take Breuer home to stay with
him, and then return the next
morning. Breuer wouldn't
leave without it and chose to
sped the night at the police
station.
The next day, they got in
contact with The Salvation
Army and found Breuer a
room at Magnolia Village.
Breuer stayed there while try-
ing to,locate his friend with
no luck.
"We checked on him every
day," Freeland said. "He
wanted to do the best with
what he had."
Unable to find the friend,
Breuer decided to go home.
Freeland, Veterans Services
Officer Joseph Dionne and
county Human Services


Courtesy photo
Zoltan 'Jerry' Breuer (from left) gets a train ticket home from
Veterans Services Administrative Assistant Trish'Freeland and
Veterans Services volunteer coordinator Harold Linville, after
being stranded in Sebring for about 10 days.


Director Kevin Roberts
tapped into an emergency res-
cue fund and bought him a
train ticket.
Freeland said she and
Linville jumped through
hoops for a week until they
talked to Roberts.
Linville credited the agen-
cies that got involved, espe-
cially the Sebring police, who
did all they could without any
real means to house anyone.
They spent two hours tying to
locate Breuer's friend, report-
edly in Avon Park. Intelitran
,was prompt and efficient, he
said, even altering a route to


help.
Dionne gave Freeland and
Linville all the credit for help-
ing out Breuer.
"They stayed late that
night. It was really some-
thing," he said. "They showed
real care and concern."
None of it surprises
Dionne, though. Linville said
this was just one act of service
the Veterans Services Office
does all the time.
"Our job is to take care of
veterans," Dionne said. "Trish
and Harold did that to the
extreme."


News-Sun
SEBRING When mem-
bers of the National Civilian
Community Corps recently
rubbed shoulders with former
members of the Civilian
Conservation Corps, it was a
symbolic "family reunion" a
reunion of great-grandparents
and their great-grandkids, so to
speak.
Ten members of NCCC, a
branch of AmeriCorps, came
from all over the country to
assist Rebuilding Together
Highlands County Inc., repair
homes damaged by the hurri-
.canes. This was the third time in
several years an NCCC team
has met with local CCC alumni.
The CCC was the l930s,
Depression-era federal program
that enrolled young, unem-
ployed men to work on environ-
mental projects like tree-plant-
ing, soil erosion, fighting forest
fires and building parks like
Highlands Hammock State
Park.
While the CCC is long gone,
its ideals live on in such pro-
grams as the NCCC.
That why the "reunion" was
of such historic value, with the
CCC serving as the "roots" of
the NCCC.
Six CCC alumni, all mem-
bers of Highlands CCC Alumni
Chapter 169, met with their
younger counterparts at the
CCC Museum at Highlands
Hammock State Park. The men,
all in their 80s, included Velmar
Mack, Jim Starkey, Otto Soyk,
Mel Ford, Charles Shunk and
John Meek. Facilitating the dis-
cussion was alumni chapter
president Larry Levey, although
he himself was never in the
CCC.
The groups took turns shiar-
ing stories about life in the
NCCC and life in the CCC. One
major difference: The CCC was
an all-male outfit. NCCC
accepts men and women.
The NCCC members some
of whom had just graduated
high school and will be going


Ii..


LARRY LEVEY/News-Sun
With 'Arch,' the official greeter at the CCC Museum at Highlands
Hammock State Park (in the background), Andrew Margolin (left),
a team member from the National Civilian Community Corps,
learns about life in the Civilian Conservation Corps from one of its
alumni, John Meek of Sebring.


on to college while some have
already received their college
degrees are a better educated
group than the CCC members.
Many CCC enrollees coming
out of the Depression had not
finished high school, with the
CCC providing classes to thou-
sands of enrollees who did not
know how to read and write.
But both groups expressed
similar goals: Providing service
to the country and helping those
in need.
Nilwana Nowlin, the team


leader for the NCCC group,
said they had been working in a
state park in South Carolina
before coming to Highlands
County. There they also had
met with CCC alumni but, "We
did not get a whole lot of detail
like we did here."
CCC member Otto Soyk
summed up the feelings of his
fellow alumni by saying, "You
Spread how awful the young kids
of today are and then you
meet a group like this and it
restores your faith."


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Avon Park gives FEMA



Trailers 45 more days


Photos by JARRETT BAKER/News-Sun
Lisa Collins, of Sebring, paints a rainbow onto kindergartner Elsa Valdez's face during the sock hop at
Fred Wild Elementary School in Sebring on Friday. Students who demonstrated good citizenship during
the fourth nine weeks were rewarded with the party.


Good citizenship


awarded with sock hop


Alana Damboise, 9, left, glances back to her friend
Second- and third-graders at Fred Wild Amanda Killmon, 10, and says 'He's taking our
Elementary School clap during the Cha Cha Slide picture' at the Fred Wild Elementary-School Sock
at a sock hop in the school's cafeteria on Friday. Hop on Friday morning in Sebring.


By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun
AVON PARK City coun-
cil members in the City of
Charm have given disaster offi-
cials another 45 days to deal
with travel trailers provided to
people in Avon Park whose
homes were severely damaged
by the trio of hurricanes that
roared through Highlands
County last August and
September.
At the height of the relief
effort as many as 30 such trail-
ers were set at various locations
inside the city limits. Some
were in lots, others were on pri-
vate property.
It is those trailers in residen-
tial areas that caused council
members the most consterna-
tion. There has been concern
the trailers might become a per-
manent part of the landscape.
State Housing Coordinator
for the Division of Emergency
Management Pamela Keil
talked to council members
about the situation at their May
9 meeting. While she was able
to elicit a time extension that
would permit the trailers anoth-
er 45 days on the ground, Keil
emphasized she already has
been working to relocate the
trailers.
"What's going to happen is if
the people are waiting to get
back into a rental property and
the landlord has not fixed it,
we're going to recommend that
those trailers be moved outside
the city limits," she said.
However, exactly where that
might be still has not yet been
Determined. Keil's plans are to
meet with Federal Emergency
Management Agency represen-
tatives to go through their
options before making a deci-
sion.
"It could be a commercial
site that has travel trailers there;
it could be that we move them
to another city or another area,"
she said.
Staying in touch with the


people in the disaster relief pro-
grams is part of what Keil
referred to as an "ongoing
process." She said FEMA has a
re-certification team that has
contacted the residents on a
month to month basis.
"For instance, if somebody
says they are waiting for roof-
ing supplies and they're not
going to be here for 60 days, the
team members will go talk to


the roofing company or the con-
tractor that is doing the work
and get an estimation, then re-
certify the residents for the
appropriate amount of .time,"
she said.
Admitting there had been
"some problems" with the pro-
gram, Keil said that like other
emergency responders her
agency had learned some valu-
able lessons.


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BEAR
Continued from 1A
indicated he was an older bear.
"His canine teeth were gone
for one thing, so the biologists
said he was pretty old," she
said.
It was undetermined exactly
when the bear might have been
hit. Zimmerman said it might
have happened over the week-
end.
This is not the time of year
that bears go on the move, so
Zimmerman said it might have
been that the bear was out for-
aging for food.


CRISIS
Continued from 1A
Five or six years ago, the
state, legislature authorized
local school districts to design
their own alternative certifica-
tion programs, and two years
later. created one of its own
online.',
Highlands County education
officials decided to use a face-
to-face, cohort approach,
because it wanted to attract
teachers who were not educator
trained.
"We felt it would be benefi-
cial to them and advantageous
for our school system to have
teachers who we could pro' ide
a system where (teachers in
training) .could be face-to-face
with -hetr, instructors very
similar to- what colleges and
universities provide instead
of siting and doing everything
online." Waldron said.
"J.Teachers in training) can
get feedback from their instruc-
tors and share and collaborate
with theit peers.
"We're in our third year of
our alternative educational
training program (ACT). It's
based, on the Florida
Educational Accomplished
Practices, and it's done at the
Heartland Educational
Consortium in partnership with
Eckeid -College in St.
Petersburg."
The plan is earn while you
learn.
_. "It. is definitely on the job
training," Waldron said. "They
come to us eligible for certifica-
tion in a subject area. for exam-
ple.' say they graduated with a
degree in biology, but are not.
educator- trained, we automati-
cally direct them to our ACT
program:
"TVo Saturda\s a month -
Se call them sur\ rival Saturdays
and the teachers in training)
tend to agree instruction is
provided about half the day, in
classroom management, cur-
riculum mapping -how to do
lesson plan. ethics, reading,
writing, different learning
modalities, communication and
so on..
"They go to ACT training
throughout their first year. At
the end of that ear, if they have
successfully completed their
training. passed their three
Flonda teaching exams, then
the\ are eligible for a profes-
sional teaching certificate."
The county has benefited
from a large transition to teach-
ing grant awarded to the
Heartland Educational
Consortium. Because 'of those


Unlike the bear that was shot
and killed south of Lake Placid
this past November, this bear
was not wearing a tracking col-
lar or tag.
The hunt for the person that
shot that bear still is on, and
agents said a reward is being
offered for the arrest and con-
viction of the poacher.
The 3-year-old Florida black
bear was shot about 5 p.m. on
Nov. 20 of last year.
Anyone with any informa-
tion on either of the incidents is
asked to call the wildlife alert
hotline at 1-888-404-3922.


funds, which cover the ACT
program's $2,000 tuition, indi-
viduals who are entering the
educational field are able to
attend the ACT training at no
cost to themselves.
The consortium has applied
for an extension of the grant,
but has to wait to hear the
result.
At this time, there is one
year left on the grant.
"So where else can you get
on-the-job training, earn while
you learn, go through a pro-
gram that is local, where you
learn how to become a profes-
sional teacher, and have your
education paid for?" Waldron
asks. "Anywhere else you go, if
you go under the state's other
programs the other options
they have for professional
teacher preparation it
requires 20 semester hours, and
you know what college costs
now, plus the inconvenience of
travel, you've got anywhere
between $6,000 and. $8,000
invested in your preparation.
"This way, your grant funded

tuition is paid for, and in one
year you get everything you
need to get a professional cer-
tificate. If you pass all the
teacher exams.".
Sixteen teachers successfully
completed their training the
first year ACT was enacted, and
17 the next. This year 23 teach-
ers may complete the program.
Janet Harris, who teaches at
Fred Wild Elementary School,
was in the first ACT class. This'
year she was chosen the
school's Teacher of the. Year.
"Janet is our poster child for the
ACT program," Waldron said
with a wide smile.
In addition to ACT, the
school district has relied on a
ground-breaking program from
the South Florida Community
College that produces, in part-
nership with various four year
colleges and universities, a
bachelor of arts degree in ele-
mentary education. Every year
roughly 10 to 12 new elemen-
tary teachers come into the sys-
tem through this program.
As successful as these pro-
grams are, they don't begin to
meet the needs of the county,
which hired 130 teachers last
year, and is expecting to need
150 more this year.
"We're making an all out
effort to attend as many recruit-
ing fairs as we can." Waldron
said. "I'm involving principals,
assistant principals, teachers,
and minority teachers. We've
been to Bethune Cookman,
Warner Southern, University of
Central Florida, University of
South Florida, University of
North Florida, Florida State


DEFENSE
Continued from 1A
The sheriff's office and
FDLE have information on the
names, addresses and crimes of
sexual offenders and predators.
All this information is no good
to residents unless they are
aware of it.
Kids
Sgt. Monica Sauls with the
crime prevention unit, did a
demonstration with young chil-
dren on what they should know
to avoid being taken in by lures
people may use to hurt them.
Kids should ask parents before


University, Florida A&M, and
Florida Gulf Coast. We are very
busy.
"We're blitzing national
newspapers, working with
CareerBuilder.com, and post to
the Department of Education's
Web site, and we're going to the
Great Florida Teach-In in June
(up in Orlando). Last year 2,000
participants looked for jobs
there, so we'll be there recruit-
ing."


doing something, know what
they plan to do if threatened,
and know how td get help.
"Be honest with them," she
told parents, even on points of
what body. part. are called, so
they know what dangers to
avoid.
Adults
Ou\ierson said there are five
predators in the county. The
remaining 90 people on the list
are just offenders. The differ-
ence involves the severity of the
crime and the person's history,
Moses said. If someone on the
list lkies ne.rhb\, people should
know more about the case
before passing judgment.
If they want to inform other
adults, that's OK, so long as
they don't add to or alter the
public record they use for a
flyer.
Information
Sharon. Rae Porter, law
enforcement analyst with the
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office, demonstrated how citi-
zens can use the FDLE Web site
- http://www3.fdle.state.fl.
us/sexual_predators/ to find


. .....-. -......... ...........- .
JARRETT BAKER/News-Sun
Highlands County Sheriff's Sgt. Monica Sauls (center) discusses
ways to prevent child abduction and sexual abuse at 'Creating a
Watchful Eye,' a seminar hosted by the Highlands County Sheriff's
Office at the government center in Sebring on Tuesday evening.


the list. The easiest way is to
just type in FDLE in the search
bar and click on the sexual
predator link. ,After that, the
search function can direct them


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stockpile 100 million gallons of to avoid the storm, he said.


PLEADS
Continued from 1A
center, where an orange grove
borders the parking lot.
Feathers was working at the
store .early that morning.
Family said at the time she was
Substituting for. ;a regular
emplo. ee %\ ho had worked long
hours. Apparently a customer
came in and found her body in
the back of the store at approx-
iniately 9:30 a.m.
Sheriff Susan Benton
pledged her office would con-
tinue to work on the case with
all of the capabilities available
to them.
."We will. leave no stone
utufle47. she said. "We'll use
any scientific means to re-
examine the evidence."
"We're not going to give up
on this," Detective Tim
SLeltibridge said. He has taken
over the case from Capt. Mark


Schrader, who now oversees
the road patrol officers.
Since the killer has demon-
strated capacity for extreme
violence, witnesses concealing
information may place them-
selves at risk of harm from him
or her, Benton said.
Anyone with.information in
this case is asked to call
Lethbridge at the sheriff's
office at 402-7200, ext. 7252,
or leave a 'message with the
front desk.
They may also call Polk
County Crime Stoppers at 1-
800-226-TIPS (8477). Any per-
son who directly contacts
Crime Stoppers and gives infor-
mation that leads to the arrest or
indictment in this case will be
eligible for a reward.
Benton said her office
arranged with Crime Stoppers
to gather as much information
as possible, to get something
that either leads to a suspect or
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inflatable entertainment devices used for a series of extreme games; which were staged as part of
Saturday's Resonate youth conference sponsored by Highlands County Youth for Christ.


Young people
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at Resonate 2005,
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youth conference at the South
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Auditorium in Avon Park.


Highlands County
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conference for
teens at the South
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Cisco 527940 19.06 -.03
JDS Uniph 478127 1.42 -.03

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AmritmsC 6.80 +1.69 +3.3
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12,439.46
10,825.39
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2,154.37
3,911.70
5,894.01
9,371.40
5,945.11
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23,789.00
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1,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
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Aug05 620o 618 6200
Sep05 6170 615 6170
Mon's sales 1663
Mon's open int 13242, off 326
CORN
5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
Jul 05 207fl 2050 2070
Sep 05 215fl 213fl 2150
Dec 05 2260 223fl 2250
Mon's sales 69672
Mon's open int 678827, up 850
COFFEE C
37,500 Ibs.- cents per Ib.
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Jul05 118.50 116.10 -118.20
Sep05 121.20 119.20 121.05
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Mon'o open int 95?15 off 1600
SUGAR-WORLD 11
1 l. l ,:,,:, lr. ,:,- ,"I per lb.
Jul 05 8.35 '8.25 8.30
Oct 05 8.43 8.35 8.40
Mar 06 8.53 8.47 8.52
Mon's sales 21183
Mon's open int 356948, up 404


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siness


Avoid investment disasters


When a consumer complains
about an investment one of the first
questions an investigator asks is,
"Did you receive a prospectus?"
The second question is, "Did you
read it?"
Unfortunately the answer to .
question one is yes and the answer
to number two is usually no. Many
investors simply rely on verbal
promises made by the securities CONI
seller. The fact is, a prospectus
should be filled with information to OUT
help you evaluate the investment. A
flimsy prospectus is a red flag. M
Over the years I have seen many MAT1
securities fraud investigations jeop-
ardized because the information in the
prospectus is different from what the investor
says he was told. Here's an example. You
invest in an unsecured promissory note paying
10 percent. The securities seller, typically
unlicensed to sell securities, says the invest-
ment is safe and guaranteed.
However, if you took the time to read the
prospectus you would see it contained a sig-
nificant disclaimer that said something like,
"this is a high risk investment with no guaran-
tee that the business venture will succeed or
that interest payments will continue ... etc.,
etc., etc." Huh? What happened to safe and
guaranteed?
Here's another point. Most offering
brochures tell you about the business back-
grounds of organizers and key personnel. This
section should reveal positive and negative
facts. For example, wouldn't you want to
know if the president of the company has a
criminal history? Experience in the type of
business being proposed? Or, what if the
organizers were previously involved with
business ventures that failed?
If you don't read anything negative in the
prospectus, you should ask the tough ques-
tions. Better yet, do independent research.
Here are a few tips on what to look for when
reading a prospectus.
First, is the investment speculative? If yes,
does the investment meet your personal
investment objectives? You may be willing to
accept more risk for a higher than normal rate

-: a.


of return. Carefully read the risks
section. If no risks are identified,
this is a red flag.
Is the investment listed on a rec-
S ognized stock exchange? Is it regis-
tered with the Securities and
Exchange Commission or state reg-
I ulators? Stock exchange listing
4 rules are demanding. While being
-... ; listed on an exchange is no guaran-
SUMER tee for success, at least you know
the company completed the very
REACH demanding red tape required by the
securities registration process.
ARK Here's a tough one for most peo-
IOSIAN pie. Are the shares offered at a fair
price and does the financial data
make sense? You may need to get help from a
financial expert if you can't figure this one
out.
Do you understand the industry and does
the business plan make sense? If you don't
understand "how" the company will earn
money, then maybe you should reconsider
your decision to invest. Remember Charles
Ponzi and his investment scheme. Ponzi paid
outrageously high returns so no one would
investigate the veracity of his business plan,
buying and selling international postal reply
coupons. After his scheme collapsed Ponzi
boasted that investors were blinded by the
high rates of return he promised (50 percent in
45 days, 100 percent in 90 days). His business
plan made no sense, but nobody took the time
to evaluate it.
In closing, there are no guarantees that even
if you read and understand an investment
prospectus you will make money or that the
business will succeed. There are no risk free
investments, only investments with varying
degrees of risk. Do your homework and invest
cautiously. That way you will diminish your
chances of losing money or getting ripped off.

Mark Mathosian is a financial administrator
with the Florida Department of Financial
Services, Office of Financial Regulation, in
Fort Myers. His background is in financial
investigations, banking, finance and securi-
ties. He can be reached at mark.math-
osian@fldfs.com or call (239) 461-4008.


Don't leave home without



a house watching service


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK Peace of
mind is priceless.
During last year's hurricanes,
worried seasonal parishioners
called First Baptist Church of
Avon Park, asking if there was
someone available who could
check their homes. After the
pastor mentioned the need sev-
eral times Jeril and Janice
Clenney decided it would be a
good retirement business for
them. So, they started The
Neighbor's House Watching
Service.
"We've lived here forever.
My husband graduated from


Avon Park High School in
1951, and we were citrus and
cattle farmers' for 48 years,"
Janice Clenney said. "After I
got my county and state license
and bonding, I went to the
chamber of commerce and sher-
iff's department who said they
were glad to have this kind of
business available. They felt it
was really needed."
Prices vary depending on
requirements whether you're
merely on a week's vacation, or
a part-time resident here ... and
the number of visits needed.
"Our service is very person-
alized. We can simply walk the
yard, checking for vandalism or


wind damage, making sure
everything is secure, or that the
lawn has been mowed. If we
have a key we can check inside
to be sure the freezer didn't stay
off after an electrical storm, or
check for leaky faucets, etc. We
don't do repairs. We call and
advise the client of anything
special to be taken care of,"
Janice Clenney said.
"It's just my husband and
myself, and the business is
restricted to Highlands County.
We have a sign on our car, so
neighbors know who we are,"
she said.
Call 781-7272 for 24-hour
service.


Week recognizes medical transcribers


News-Sun
SEBRING This week is rec-
ognized as National Medical
Transcription Week.
Tony Quails with
Transcriptions Solutions of
Sebring said the field of medical
transcription- is a little-under-
stood industry. He describes it as
communication between the
physician and the medical team.
All physicians give dictation, a
legal documentation of a
patient's medical visit. That infor-
mation is then transcribed into
written form so that other mem-
bers of the health care team can
read and understand it.
Quails said a medical tran-
scriber is more than a good typ-
ist. He or she must also need to
have .a good understanding of
medical terminology. They need
to understand what parts of the
body are being referred to
Because of the need to get the
most viable information into the
hands that need it.


Qualls explained the tran-
scriber also helps with the finan-
cial end of medical care because
doctors can't send out accurate
bills unless the care is detailed.
Transcriptions Solutions of
Sebring opened in 1998, and now
has 30 transcriptionists working


in Highlands County. The busi-
ness' clients include a hospital in
Illinois, and physicians in
Tennessee and across the state
of Florida.
For information on medical
transcriptionists visit www. aamt.
org or www.tssebring.com.


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APMS FFA
have plant sale
AVON PARK The
Avon Park Middle School
FFA will be having a huge
Greenhouse Plant Sale at Bill
Jarrett Ford in Avon Park.
The sale will be held from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Plants that will be avail-
able include: azaleas, vibur-
num, heirloom and regular
tomato plants, marigolds,
geraniums, impatients, and
many other landscape
plants. Proceeds from this
sale will go to help send the
Avon Park Middle School
FFA to the state convention
in June.
Class of 1975
looking for
classmates
AVON PARK 1975
Avon Park 30-Year Class
Reunion will be June 3-4.
Friday, June 3, will be at
Patty and Howard Godwin's
home. Saturday, June 4, at
River Greens Clubhouse.
Looking for class mem-
bers and those who would
like to attend, or for more
information, call Patty at
453-7728.
Dance team
hosts clinic
SEBRING The Sebring
High School Varsity Dance
Team is hosting its annual
summer dance clinic at the


high school gymnasium for
ages 4 to eighth grade.
For three days children
will learn a basic dance rou-
tine and chant. The last day
they will perform for the
guests. The children also will
be invited back during the
Sebring High School basket-
ball season to perform.
Clinic dates are from 9
a.m. to noon Tuesday, May
31, to Thursday, June 2. The
performance for parents and
spectators will be at noon
Thursday, June 2.
Cost is $35, with $30 for
second child. This includes
snack and a clinic T-shirt.
For details, call Debbie
Taylor at 385-5103 or e-mail
her at shsvarsitydance
@yahoo.com.
FCAA plans
fashion show
AVON PARK The
Family Christian Association
of America is having its
annual fashion show at 6
p.m. Saturday at Avon Park
Middle School.
Many of the elementary,
middle and high school stu-
dents will be modeling their
prom attire and spring wear.
There also will be ballet,
stepping, and hip hop chris-
tian dancing.
Tickets are $5 in advance
or $8 at the door. Call
Cynthia Barrett at 453-4261
or Clara Boone at 453-4312.
All proceeds will go
toward scholarship and atten-
dance to a Christian confer-
ence in Orlando June 16-20.


News-Sun, Wednesday, May 18, 2005


SHS offers

driver's


education
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Driver's
Education will be offered this
summer at Sebring High
School. Minimum age required
is 15.
Students will receive 30
hours of classroom instruction.
The classroom sessions are
very informative and will
include the D.A.T.E. course;
the written exam for the
restricted license and a variety
of guest speakers.
The class is scheduled for
June 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7, from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. A free lunch will
be provided.
The driver portion of the
course will include 18 hours of
"in-car" instruction, six of
which are actual driving. At the
conclusion of the driving time,
the instructor, will administer
the driving test. Students will
begin driving after the class-
room portion is completed.
The cost of the course is $30
and must be paid by Sunday to
reserve a spot in the class. Sign
up at SHS guidance office. For
details, call 471-5500.

Exam class set
AVON PARK A Graduate
Record Exam preparation class
will be on the four consecutive
Saturday in June at South
Florida Community College,
Highlands campus:
This 12-hour class will focus
on math, English, and GRE
test-taking skills.
The cost of the training is
$150, which includes the text-
book. Space is limited. Dead-
line to register is 5 p.m. June 1.


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Hathaway, Gabriefla Perez, and Selena Valdovinos hand a check to Art Harriman, Highlands
County Service Center director for the American Red Cross, for the tsunami victims in Southeast
Asia. Through the school's daily broadcast on WLCE Dragon News for Kids, Moran challenged
Lake Country's students to beat a donation of $150. The students donated $327.55 to aid the vic-
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Calendar


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
AL COLLIS SOCIAL
CLUB meets 11:30 a.m., third
Wednesday at Candlelight
Restaurant in Sebring. All
Shriners and Masons are wel-
come to attend.
AMERICAN LEGION
AUXILIARY UNIT 74 meets
at 7 p.m. third Wednesday at
the post, 528 N. Pine St.,
Sebring.
AVON PARK NOON
ROTARY CLUB meets noon,
Rotary Club building, corer
of Verona Avenue and Pine
Street, Avon Park.
THE BRIDGETTES meet
at 11:15 a.m. for lunch at
Bogey's at Sebring Golf Club,
3129 Golfview Road,
Sebring,and play bridge after
lunch. For details, call Claire
Marcotte at 382-6720.
CHRISTIAN FELLOW-
SHIP GROUP meets 7 p.m.
For details, call 381-9005 or
381-9007.
COUNTRY SWINGERS
has dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Membership is required.
Beginners line dancing class
will be from 5-6 p.m.
Advanced dancing is from 6-8
p.m. Couples dancing is from'
8-9 p.m. New dances taught
every other week. Call 655-
3458.
DEPRESSION BIPOLAR
SUPPORT ALLIANCE
GROUP for Highlands,
Hardee and southern Polk
counties will have a chat room
open at
www.dbsalliance.org/Chat.htm
I from 8-9 p.m. every
Wednesday. For details, call
Ronnie Daugherty at 382-
6169.
HEARTLAND HORSES
& HANDICAPPED INC.
riding program runs from 9-11
Sa.m. every Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday at the
4-H horse arena near the
Highlands County Extension
Office on George Boulevard
in Sebring. If interested in
participating, contact Jennifer
Carnahan at 202-0307.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
INTER-AGENCY COUN-
CIL meets at noon at
Homer's restaurant in
Sebring.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
NARCOTICS ANONY-
MOUS meets at 8 p.m. at the
Lakeside house, 1513 S.
Highlands Ave., Avon Park.
For details, call the 24-hour
hotline 1-800-850-7347 or
(941) 616-0460.
* HIGHLANDS SHRINE
CLUB Shriners, Masons,
wives and guests meet at 8:30


a.m. for coffee and doughnuts
and socializing. For details,
call 382-2208.
* LAKE PLACID ELKS
2661 has casual dining from
5:30-8 p.m. at the lodge. Open
to members and their guests.
Shuffleboard is at 1 p.m. For
details, call 465-2661.
* LAKE PLACID MOOSE
plays cards at night. Open to
members and qualified guests
only.
* LAKE PLACID WOMEN
OF THE MOOSE has an
officers board meeting at 7
p.m. the third Wednesday at
the lodge.
* OVER THE HILL GANG
meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's
Pistolarrow Range for target
shooting. For details, call 655-
4505.
* ROTARY CLUB OF
LAKE PLACID meets 6:45
a.m., Platter's Restaurant, 31
Park Drive, Lake Placid. For
more details, call Ann Pollard,
465-6161.
* SEBRING BRIDGE
CLUB plays at 12:30 p.m. at
347 Fernleaf, Sebring.
* SEBRING ELKS
LODGE 1529 hosts Wacky
Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.
serving a varied menu of food
for $4.50 and special drink
prices. Open to Elk members
and guests. For details, call
471-3557.
* SEBRING JAYCEIES
meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees
building, State Road 17,
Sebring.
* SEBRING KIWANIS
CLUB meets noon, Homer's
Smorgasbord, Sebring.
* SEBRING LIBRARY has
storytime at 10 a.m. for ages
3-5 except during holidays.
* SEBRING.MOOSE
LODGE 2259 serves ham-
burgers, fries and fish sand-
wiches 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. There will be
music from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.
* SEBRING RECRE-
ATION CLUB has line danc-
ing from 6-8 p.m. and ice
cream shuffleboard at 6:30
p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave.,
Sebring. Summer member-
ships available. For details,
call 385-2966 and leave a
name, number and message.
Call will be returned.
* SUN ROOM SENIOR'
CENTER is open from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday offering
free continental breakfast and
dining at 11:45 a.m. for sen-
iors at 3015 Herring Ave.,
Sebring (across from Comcast
Cable). For more details and
information on other services,
call 385-4697.
* TOPS FL. 487 meets at 9
a.m. at Whispering Pines
Baptist Church, 303 White
Pine Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 382-7716 or 314-
9485.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 3800
plays poker at 2:30 p.m. at the


post, 1224 County Road 621
East, Lake Placid. For more
details, call 699-5444.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 4300
plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at
the post, 2011 SE Lakeview
Drive, Sebring. Service officer
at post 12-3 p.m. For details,
call 385-8902.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 9853
meets at 7 p.m. third
Wednesday at the post, 75 N.
Olivia Drive, Avon Park.

THURSDAY
* ALZHEIMER'S ASSO-
CIATION SUPPORT
GROUP meets at 1 p.m. at
the CrownPointe Assisted
Living Facility in Sebring. For
details, call Lyn or Bill Roche
at 402-0464.
* AMERICAN LEGION
PLACID POST 25 has a pool
tournament at 7 p.m. at the
post in Lake Placid.
* AMERICAN LEGION
POST 74 meets at 7 p.m.
third Thursday at the post,
528 N. Pine St., Sebring. The
ladies auxiliary meets at 5:30
p.m. third Thursday at the
post.
* AVON PARK MOOSE
LODGE 2494 plays euchre at
7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut
Street.
* BRAVEHEARTS, an Ala-
Non support group, meets
from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church. For
details, call 655-3274.
* CENTRAL AVON PARK
JAYCEES meets 8 p.m., city
recreation building, North
Verona Avenue, first and third
Thursday.
* DOWNTOWN SEBRING
BREAKFAST KIWANIS
meets 6:30 a.m., Sandy's
Circle.Cafe on the Circle,
Sebring.
* FLETCHER MUSIC
CLUB meets every Thursday
and Tuesday at Fletcher Music
Center in Lakeshore Mall,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-3288.
* GOLDEN SENIORS
BRIDGE CLUB plays every
Thursday at Bogey's
Restaurant, Sebring. For
details, call Sylvia Fisher at
402-9031.
* HEARTLAND HORSES


& HANDICAPPED INC.
riding program runs from 9-11
a.m. every Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday at the
4-H horse arena near the
Highlands County Extension
Office on George Boulevard
in Sebring. If interested in
participating, contact Jennifer
Camahan at 202-0307.
* HEPATITIS/LIVER DIS-
EASE SUPPORT GROUP
meets from 6-7:30 p.m. every
third Thursday in Classroom
1, Bartow Memorial Hospital,
2200 Osprey Blvd., Bartow.
Patients, spouses, family
members or anyone from
Highlands, Hardee and Polk
counties who are interested in
learning about hepatitis/liver
disease are welcome. For
details, call Jan Dalessandro
at (863) 640-4711 or (863)
519-8240, Ext. 1212.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
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MOUS meets at 8 p.m. at St.
Agnes Episcopal Church on
Lakeview Drive in Sebring.
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hotline 1-800-850-7347 or
(941) 616-0460.
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2661 has drink specials from
2-5 p.m. at the lodge. For
details, call 465-2661.
* LAKE PLACID MOOSE
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dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music
provided from 5:30-9 p.m.
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members and qualified guests
only.
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ROTARY CLUB meets noon,
Lake Placid Elks Club.
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RPAC meets
SEBRING There will be
an Recreation and Parks
Advisory Committee meeting
at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the
Engineering Training Room
213, 505 S. Commerce Ave.
The public is invited to attend.

CrownPointe
sets open house
SEBRING Everyone is
invited to CrownPointe for its
fifth annual open house from
2-4 p.m. Thursday at 5005
Sun 'N Lake Blvd.
Light refreshments will be
served. Come out and enjoy
the afternoon with residents
and friends and enjoy sitting
on the new beautiful back
porch.


Legion frying
fish Friday
AVON PARK American
Legion Post 69, 1301 W. Bell
St., will have a fish fry from
4:30-6 p.m. Friday.
Tickets are $6 and can be
purchased at the door.
For information, call the
post at 453-4553.
Riding sessions
discontinued
AVON PARI Heartland
Horses & Handicapped riding
sessions have been discontin-
ued for the summer and will
start up again in September at
the new facility, 118 W.
College Drive, Avon Park.
The annual picnic for vol-
unteers and riders will be from


11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at
the new facility.
Band playing
SEBRING The Sebring
Eagles Club will host a south-
ern fried chicken dinner
cooked by Scottie from 5-7
p.m. Saturday for a donation
of $5. The Country Cajunz
Band will follow dinner from
7-10 p.m.
Lions Club
hosts dance
SEBRING Sebring
Lions Club open Friday nights
at 6 p.m. Music from 7-9:30
p.m. Music will be by Just
Country. Public welcome, kids
and all.
Child actors
needed for play
WAUCHULA The
Hardee County Players Inc.
Youth Theater is having audi-
tions from 11 a.m. to noon
Saturday and again from 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Monday and


Tuesday at the Historic
Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium, 225 E. Main St.,
for the September 2005 pro-
duction.
Children must be between
the ages of 10-18 in
September 2005, and must
have a parent or guardian
attend the audition with them.
They will read from a script,
and complete paperwork.
Children only need to come to
one of the auditions. No expe-
rience is necessary.
The play, which will be
chosen over the summer based
on audition turnout, will be
performed Sept. 23-25, with
rehearsals beginning Monday,
Aug. 1. Some of the plays
being considered include:
"The Hobbit'," "The Legend
of Sleepy Hollow," "Alladin,"
"Peter Pan," and "The
Emperor's New Clothes."
If your children are interest-
ed in being in the production,
but can not attend one of these
audition dates, or for further
information, contact the
Players at 767-1220, or Nancy
Kitchens at 767-6022.


Group plans
Saturday hike
LAKE WALES Join the
Florida Trail Association on a
six- to seven-mile hike along
the national scenic trail
Saturday.
The trail is at Kicco Wildlife
Management Area below River
Ranch Acres east of Lake
Wales.
For details, call 452-6650.
Workshop on
arts education
LAKE PLACID An arts
and crafts education workshop
will be from 1-5 p.m.,
Saturday, May 21, hosted by
the Lake Placid Art League,
33 Dal Hal Boulevard in Lake
Placid and sponsored by
Heartland Cultural Alliance.
The workshop will be facili-
tated by Sherron Long, chief
operating officer of the Florida
Association of the Local Arts
Agencies and president of the
Florida Cultural Alliance and
Bruce Rodgers, arts and arts
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Food puts spotlight on safety


BARRY FOSTER/News-Sun
Tina Richart and John Bennett of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education dish up another
plate of food on the Circle in downtown Sebring as part of the monthly Second Saturday Nite
Cruise. ABATE held the free barbecue to help highlight May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness
SMonth. They showed a safety video and handed out brochures as well. Richart is ABATE's activi-
Sties director while Bennett is the safety coordinator.


Blue Streak Golf Classic
Thank you to all our sponsors and 128 participants who
made the 22nd Annual Blue Streak Golf Classic a SUCCESS!


Major Sponsor
Sebring Fireman, Inc.


Hole-In-One Sponsor
AXA


Associate Sponsors


Bill Jarrett Ford
Coca-Cola of Highlands Co.
Highlands Independent Bank
'Highlands Regional Medical Center


ABC Discount Appliances
Alan Jay
Albertsons
Allstar Car Sales
All State John Snyder
Bagwell Lumber
Barben Fruit Company
Big T Tire
Biancas Air Conditioning
Brothers Two Developers
Carpet Depot
Central Florida Glass & Mirror
Crutchfield Groves
D & B Golf Carts
Dr. Jose Ruiz
Dr. Kye Pahk
Dr. Mike Lamp
Eye Specialist of Mid Florida
Farm Credit of Southwest Florida
Feathers Dry Cleaning
Florida Hospital
Glades Electric


Morrison Financial Group

Hole Sponsors
Great Fruit Company
Griffins Dry Cleaning
Happy Owl
Heacock Insurance Group
Heartland Motors
Heartland National Bank
Heartland Periodontics
Highlands Sertoma Club, Inc.
Home Town Travel, Inc.
Homes by Handley
Hornick Homes
Howard Builders
J & J Enterprises
Jahna Concrete, Inc.
James Labozzo
James V. Labozzo, Jr.
Jim's Auto Salvage
Joe Davis Real Estate
Lake Country Hair Salon
Lampe & Keifer Hearing Aid
Mid Florida Federal Credit Union
Palmer Electric


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Sebring Ford
Tampa Tribune


Pathology Associates of Sebring
Richard Pipkin
River Greens Golf
Riverside National Bank
Sebring Custom Tanning, Inc.
Smith Barney
Spiegel Chiropractic Clinic
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home
Steven Brown Attorney
Steven Hall Builders
StratoNet
Taylor Oil Company
Taylor Rental
The Bulb Bin
The NCT Group
The Watering Hole
Triangle Hardware
Wells Dodge Chrysler
Wicks,. Brown and Williams
Williams Spreader Service


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Bob Evans
Burger King
Changes Salon
Chicanes .
Chili's
Cross Country Auto
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Dunkin Donuts
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Golf Hammock
Golfer's World
Harder Hall
Highlands Floral
Highlands Independent
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Highlands Ridge Golf
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Highlands Today
Home Depot
Homer's
MOP
Jordan & Sons Jewelers
Kash N' Karry
Kegel Bowling Center
Ken Reutebuch
K-Mart
Lake Country Hair Salon
Lakeshore Car Wash
Laye's Tire Service, Inc.
Mae Lee's
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Mark Greenwald Pharmacy.


McDonalds
Mission Inn Country Club
Movie Gallery
Mt. Dora Golf Association
Municipal Golf Course
Mussleman's Appliances
Outback Steakhouse
Papa Johns Pizza
Paul's Harbor Side
Pizza Hut
Quiznos
R. J. Gators
Red Lobster
Ruby Tuesday
Savannah's Bar & Grill
Sebring Florist
SFCC Baseball
SHS Athletics
SHS Football
SHS Golf
SHS Soccer
SHS Swimming
SHS Tennis


SHS Track and Field
Sonny's
Spring Lake Hardware
Steve & Company
Sue's Cubby Hole Boutique
Sun 'N Lake Golf
Sun Trust Bank
The Great Atlantic &
Pacific T-Shirt
The Quest
The Studio
Tractor Supply
Tu-Co Peat
Venetian Golf & River Club
Victor Gray
Village Inn
Wauchula State Bank
Wells Auto
Winn Dixie
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A special thank you to all the SHS administration, coaches and cheer-
leaders and Highlands Ridge Golf Course for all your hard work.


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Good results come in

Highlands County school officials anxiously await
more results of the 2005 Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test, but say they are pleased with what
they've seen thus far coming from the county's third-
graders, and rightfully so.
Of the county's eight elementary schools, the county
appears to be split down the middle: Four scored above
the state average in math results and four scored below.
Hopewell, a charter school, also scored below the state
average.
Educators say it will take time to understand the pat-
terns and draw conclusions from the results. One of the
problems is that much of the results from the higher
grades had not come back in yet.
John Rousch, who teaches industrial technology at
Lake Placid High School and has just taken office as
president of the Highlands County Education
Association, was optimistic, saying "the returns on the
elementary schools show we're on the right track. The
test scores are improving."
And those scores improved in spite of a school year
marked by the disruptions of last year's hurricane season,
proving that our school children are as resilient as we had
hoped.
According to the state Department of Education's Web
site, the FCAT is administered to students in grades 3
through 11, and contains two basic components:
Critereon-referenced tests (CRT), which measure select-
ed bench marks in mathematics, reading, science and
writing in the Sunshine State Standards; and norm-refer-
enced tests (NRT) in reading and mathematics, which
measure student performance against national norms.
The FCAT is primarily a longitudinal measuring
device, designed to track students from grade to grade,
the data helping to determine a student's course of
instruction depending on how he or she progresses or
struggles.
While it is arguably the most important test a Florida
student will take, it is only one of many all of which
are meant to be seen in combination, so a complete and
detailed understanding of each student can be attained.
The FCAT, therefore, is not normally used as a snap-
shot except at those specific times, like the third grade,
when a single score, determines if a student passes on or
repeats a grade.
Students who.score in-CAT Achievement Levels 3, 4
- and 5 in reading or mathematics, are considered on grade
level, proficient or advanced. Students who score 3 and
above on FCAT writing have scored at or above a mini-
mally acceptable level.
Sixty-seven percent of Highlands Coonty third-graders
scored a 3 or better on the reading test, 66 percent scored
a 3 or better on the math test, and 81 percent- of
Highlands County fourth-graders scored a 3 or better on
the writing test.
Highlands County produced two perfect FCAT Writing
plus scores at the elementary level, both by students at
Sun 'N Lake Elementary School. Sun''N Lake also pro-
duced an average score of 334, 17 points higher than the
state average of 317.
What does this say for our elementary school children?
Not only are they trying hard to make better scores, but
they are learning more.
Other scores are yet to come in. Only those deciding
grade levels, third and 10th grades, have learned their
results. Other test scores will be forthcoming due to a
delay resulting from last year's hurricanes.
But, if the lowest grade level is any indication,
Highlands County should be right on track with most of
its schools and the scores coming from the students.
Kudos are due the teachers who had a tougher than
usual year to teach, and more importantly to the students-
who didn't let three storms stand in their way of learning.


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Without God,

all is left behind

Editor:
First I'd like to express my
thanks to all the true conserva-
tive people who voted no to the
sales tax scamp. It's good to
know there are still fine
Americans out there who know
that building more school
buildings isn't the problem.
Our educational system in this
nation is totally destroyed.
When God, Bible reading
and prayer was removed from
our classroom by the govern-
ment, it has been a downhill
run ever since.
All common sense along
with moral instruction are a
thing of the past. It is impossi-
ble to do anything right without
the acknowledgment of God's
existence!
The school system is filled
with godless teachers pushing
humanism, atheism and on and
on. Much of the curriculum is
useless and without purpose!
Without God there isn't any
constructive discipline. The
sincere, honest teacher can't
even perform their work like
they want to. .
As it is with politics, our
government is a failure. And
unless the good American peo-
ple stand up and take this
nation back then look for total
delusion!
You have a president and
even our governor saying "No
child left behind." I say without
God, all is left behind. In fact,
without Him all life is vanity.
Russell Willsey
Sebring

Gillis speaks

little of the facts
Editor:.
Youi guest columnist, Dale
Gillis, in May 8 issue of the
Sunday newspaper, egregiously
discredits himself as a factual
columnist. His opening lead
statement states Quote, "Now
that the media has made the
Roman Catholic Church the
official religion of the United
States -, etc., etc."
How in the world does he
come to that totally biased con-
,clusion? His sweeping general-
izations suggesting that it isn't
possible to name a hundred
sects combined that get the
press coverage the Roman
Catholic Church receives,
omits reason and rationale.
Mr. Gillis, by omission of his
nearly 30-year record, has the
audacity to challenge with
impunity the Saintly record of
our exceptionally gifted Pope
John Paul II, our future "Saint
and Pope the Great." For
starters, no other religion (all
combined) or secular world
leaders over the past 100 years
have achieved, accomplished
and touched the hearts, minds
and souls of our world popula-
tion.
The world media, Mr. Gillis,
had no choice but to provide


24/7 coverage to our world
class incomparable Pope John
Paul II, the Vicar of Jesus
Christ here. on earth. I suggest
that you and all who may sub-
scribe to your persuasion read
the Feb. 11 issue of the Time
magazine, hardly a religious
mouthpiece, to learn from
whence the present Pope
Benedict XVI and all of his
predecessors since Jesus Christ
named St. Peter the first earthly
heard of "the Church" in AD
32.
Mr. Gillis' opinions, to we
Catholics, negative anti Papal
Roman Catholic rhetoric is
couched in personal bias, not
supported by facts, such as,
"The press always refers--,"
"this is a man of learning?,"
"has a rather negative attitude,"
"he leans closer to pacifism
than any other Pope," "in
Benedict we can expect another
American bashing pacifist
Pope."
Mr. Gillis' column piece is
replete with negative innuendo,
phrases and words that border
on hate journalism. His essay is
totally void of a single one of
thousands of Pope John Paul's
world class achievements. He
.didn' offer whyworld leaders
from every nation on earth and
religious persuasion and the
billions who witness via the
secular media and our world
class E T N 24/7 Catholic net-
work founded by Mother
Angelica, chose to attend
and/or witness Pope John Paul
II's funeral.
History, I predict, without
reservation, that Mr. Gillis'
essay mantra will pass on into
oblivion and that which he
chooses to slander will be ever
lasting.
John M. Zabkar
Sebring



Many support

scholarships

Editor:
On behalf of the Scholarship
Recognition Inc. Board of
Directors, I want to thank
everyone who was involved in
making the 2005 Scholarship
Banquet a success. The evening
was a huge success! Dr. Ed
Oxer was our speaker and the
organization awarded 50 schol-
arships paying out more than
$12,000 in scholarship monies
to the students of Highlands
County.
At this time I wish to thank
all of those who donated to our
organization this year:
Major Benefactors: George
Kebabian Estate, Violet
Bogsted.Estate; and Katherine
H. Werking Estate.
Platinum Membership of
$1,000: Dr. and Mrs. George
Leidel, SPRINT, Bowen and
Son Roofing Inc.
Gold Membership of $500:
Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Renfro/Highlands Aviation
Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Bill


Jarrett/Jarrett Ford-Mercury
Inc., Mike Hoy/Heartland
Metals Inc., John
Shoop/Highlands Independent
Bank.
Silver Membership of $250:
Dr. and Mrs. Steve Hulen, C.
Elton Crews Inc., Georgia
Pacific, Dr. and Mrs. W.H.
Jernigan, Mr. and Mrs. J. Ned
Hancock, Heartland National
Bank, Lake Placid Caretakers
Inc., Lenny Smith/The Great
Fruit Company Inc., Mr. and
Mrs. Mason Smoak, Jorge
Gonzalez, McClure &
Lobozzo.
Donor Membership of $150:
Theda Miracle, Seminole Tire
Company, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Howerton, Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Clinard, Mr. and Mrs.
Wally Cox, the Rev. and Mrs.
Richard Norris, Mr. and Mrs.
John Barben, Attorney Linda
Rodriguez-Torrent, Mr. and
Mrs. Clagett Taylor, Brothers
Two Developers Inc., Mr. and
Mrs. Todd Eveleth, Dr. and
Mrs. Leslie Celestine DDS, PA,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Howerton, Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Jackson.
Patron Membership of $100:
Heacock Insurance Farm
Credit,.. M. arind, ,Mr..,Mike
Rider, Taylor Oil Company,
Dairy Queen, Mr. and Mrs.
C.R. Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs.
Rick Whidden, Wells and
Associates Inc., River Greens
Golf Course, MidFlorida
Federal Credit Union, Baker
Septic Installation Inc.,
Designers Top Shop Inc., Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Farmer, Mr.
and Mrs. Mike Swain, Glades
Electric Coop, Mr. and Mrs.
Abe Younes, Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Kelley, Mr. and Mrs.
Rick Whidden.
Regular Membership of $50:
Mr. Earnest Breed, Mr. and
Mrs. Steve Bullard, Dr. and
Mrs. Fred T. Fields, Mr. and
Mrs. Ford Heacock Jr., Dr. and
Mrs. Fred Keiber, Mr. and Mrs.
C.L. Reynolds, Charles D.
Stidham; Wicks, Brown,
Williams and Co.; Sonja
Huffman, Handley
Construction Co., Central
Security & Electronics, Barben
Fruit Company Inc., Spring
Lake Lawn & Garden Service,
Sebring Florist Inc., Stephen's
Groves Inc., Sebring Ford inc.,
Saunders Veterinary Services,
Cohan Radio Group, Heartland
Motors, Mr. and Mrs. Wally
Randall, Mr. and Mrs. Dawn
Carl, Mr. and Mrs. John Haile,
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Palmer, Mr.
and Mrs. Phillip Statler, Mr.
and Mrs. Grady Mercer, Mr.
and Mrs. Roger Gurganus, Mrs.
Margaret Morris, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Freeland, Mr. and Mrs.
David Nitz, Mr. and Mrs. Dale
Willard, plus the numerous par-
ents and memberships of $30.
Our event took place at the
SHS Cafeteria and our appreci-
ation goes out to the staff for
their assistance. All three high
school administrative and guid-
ance staffs assisted in provid-
ing student information for the
event and their assistance was
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MURPHY'S LAW

Lindsey N. Murphy


Graduation

Each year around this time,
students hear what is common-
ly referred to as a graduation
speech.
It can range anywhere from a
pre-school graduation, to a high
school graduation, or even a
college-level ceremony. Yet,
the one thing they all have in
common is this: They are inspi-
rational.
Well, my dear friends, this is
dedicated to anyone who has
ever graduated or plans on
graduating. This "graduating
status" can be from school, pur-
suing a better life, or dedicating
your life to something positive.
Believe it or not, Disney
movies can provide much
inspiration in the characters
that are used to entertain our
young. Through Walt Disney's
characters, I believe that he
shed some light upon what peo-
ple should aspire to be.
As many young people pre-
pare to make the transition
from their comfort zone of
home to a new location, I
believe it is important to keep
in mind some important words
from a much loved character,
Winnie the Pooh. He said, "If
there ever comes a day when
we can't be together, keep me
in your heart. I'll stay there for-
ever."
Although you might be leav-
ing your friends, family and
hometown, the memories that
you have made will never leave
you. Hold ihe values and
beliefs that have been instilled
.in~-,;you, dear, because the real
-werd can-be rough.
;A' jingle from mThe-fungle
Book" has captivated audi-
ences for years now. Though
most do not know all of the
words to "The Bear Necess-
ities," the meaning behind the
music is the focus point.
The simple, "bear" necessi-
ties are all that we need in our
lives when you think about it.
Our lives, our family (or those
close to you), and your belief in
the Man Above is what should
be on your priority list. When
those things are met, it is easy
to distinguish between wants
and true needs.
I am quite positive that you
have heard "If you can not say
anything nice, do not.say any-
thing at all" spill at one time or
another in your life. Well, guess
where it came from? If you said
Bambi's mom in the classic
movie "Bambi," then you are
absolutely correct.
When we think about that
saying deeper, it certainly rings
the bell of truth. How often do
we open our mouths and say
hurtful words? Unfortunately it
happens too many times in our
daily lives. Sometimes it is bet-
ter to grin and bear it, for it will
save the harsh words that
would have been spoken.
And then there is "Peter
Pan," for Disney movies cannot
be discussed without this in it.
The timeless truth about
remaining a child at heart is an
element that I believe every-
one, despite their age, should
honor. When a person takes
that moment to view life
through a child's eyes, the
world seems less complex, and
then the vibrant beauty of this
world can shine through. It can
be as simple as standing in awe
at the mid-summer's night sky
that can put that childhood
wonder back into your life.
One of the most inspiring
quotes is from Walt Disney
himself. He simply said, "All
of our dreams can come true if
we have the courage to pursue
them."
You might want to read that
over again, for it has mighty
strong words. The courage to
pursue your dreams is what I
wish for each one of you, no
matter your age of "graduating
status."


Lindsey N. Murphy, an Avon
Park resident, can be contacted
by e-mail at ap_sweetie_04@
yahoo.com.








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Continued from 18A
appreciated. Our appreciation
is shared with those who partic-
ipated in the program and to
our caterer, "The Depot
Restaurant" for a wonderful
meal. Our programs were print-
ed by the School Board of
Highlands County "Print
Shop". I also want to take this
time to thank the newspapers
for their coverage of our event
this year. The more information
we get out to the public regard-
ing our wonderful graduates,
the more support we can give
them in the future.
We, as an organization, want
to congratulate all of the gradu-
ates of Highlands County. We
know that they are the "stars of
the future" and we wish them
the very best in their future
endeavors.
Connie E. Scobey
Sebring

The writer is secretary/treasur-
erfor Scholarship Recognition
Inc.

Many help with
state pageant

Editor:
I, Jr. Miss Highlands County
2005, Ashley Boyce, age 16, of
Sebring, am receiving sponsor-
ships from Highlands County
businesses and professionals as
I prepare to compete in the
Miss Florida Teen US
Continental Pageant in Palm
Beach, July 1 and 2.
I wish to thank the many
businesses and friends who
support my efforts to represent
my community in this Florida
state pageant.


Power of our tongue and actions


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Courtesy photo
Dr. D.M. Upadhyaya presents Ashley Boyce with a check to help
sponsor her in the upcoming Miss Florida Teen U.S. Continental
Pageant in Palm Beach in July. Boyce is currently Jr. Miss
Highlands County 2005. Upadhyaya delivered Ashley 16 years ago.


A special thank you to: The
Highlands County Fair
Association; Heartland
Professional Plaza Partners;
D.M. Upadhyaya, MD; Ida and
Andrew Jackson; Griffin's Dry
Cleaners and Laundry Inc.;
Bayless Insurance Agency Inc.;
Full House Furniture; Dennis
Simmons; Travis and Holly


Rapp; Support Staff 2000, Inc.;
Heacock Insurance Group, Inc.;
Bill and Diana Coghill; David
Willey, DMD; Richard and
Reesa Boyce; Andre and
Martha Hartzell; and Mom and
Dad.
Ashley Boyce
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In pain that she
equated to being in
labor, and with a
fever of 104. which
could not he con-
trolled with over-
the-counter medica-
tion, she called "Dr
Do Good." but got
his business partner
"Dr. No" instead. POIN
Weak and barely
able to stand, she PO
related her symp-
toms to Dr. No. His PAULINE
response: "Can this
wait until in the morning?" He
then suggested that she go to
the emergency Troo nm.
On his hospital rounds the
following dily, "Dr. No" pays
her a visit. His comment to this
patient as she lays weak in her
bed was, "You want a $10,000
vacation, why don't you take a
suppository and go home?"
Humiliated by the doctor's
comment, tears rolled down her
cheeks as she laid in her bed,
unable to believe what she had
heard, this older patient relates.
Another incident of poor
doctor/patient conduct occurred
recently. A young adult accom-
panied by her mother relates the
unprofessional comments and


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treatment by two
female doctors.
She explained to
S the doctor that she
was not sexually
active. However, the
doctor suggested that
she get a pap smear.
She said she told
them that last year
S TO when she saw another
doctor, it was
DER explained that due to
S her age, no history of
4U YANG cancer and sexual
inactivity, she did not
need a pap smear. However, the
doctors still insisted on doing
the pap smear.
During the procedure she
told the examining doctor that it
was uncomfortable. Irritated,
the doctor discontinued the pro-
cedure.The doctor knowing her
medical history said, "You have
had major surgery, you should
be able to bear this."
I She said she left the doctor's
office in tears. Due to the uncar-
ing, insensitive treatment meted
out to her. Yes, she had major
*surgery as a transplant recipi-
ent, but as she clearly stated,
'no two pains are alike."
She was stunned at the poor
level of professionalism. dis-


played by these doctors.
Is it that in an overworked,
overwhelmed society We have
encountered so many circum-
stances that we have become
insensitive to the needs, pain
and suffering of others?, one
woman asked.
There is a quote that states,
"Be careful on whose feet you
step on your way up, because it
could hold the derriere of the
one you'll have to kiss tomor-
row."
Life and death are in the
power of the tongue. From the
mouth can come utterance of
exaltation or destruction, yet as
humans, we fail to recognize
the effect our words and actions
can have on others. Many of us
are unkind, uncaring and insen-
sitive.
As one nurse said, there is
need for ongoing sensitivity
training, especially within the
medical profession.
Pauline Au yang is an Avon
Park resident and a contribut-
ing columnist of the News-Sun.
Her column, Empowering the
People, can be found every
- Friday in the Lifestyle section.


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The

Sideline
SCORES AND MORE

Scoreboard
Tuesday
Youth Baseball
(Lake Placid)
Miller's AC ............ 6
Beef O'Brady's ....... 1
Miller's: Miller, 3-for-3, RBI;
Callahan CG, 6H, 11K
Delaney ................ 11
LP Marine ............... 3
Delaney: Delaney, solo HR;
Bunton, 4 RBI; Rosario, CG 2-hit-
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Hancock (12-1): H. Mclntyre,
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(Lake Placid)
Miller's AC ............. 3.
Perry Ranch ............ 2
Miller's: Carr, WP (CG).
Women's Softball
Blue Lagoon .......... 19
arty Avery .......... 18
Bile Lagoon: HRs C. Marshall,
M. Stacy, J. Schweitzer
M rty Avery: HRs M. Henderson,
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THURSDAY
Dixie Youth Baseball,
Avon Park: Orioless, v, ,,' :
- Cardinals, Pirates vs.
Braves, 6:30 p.m.
Sebring: Elks vs. Firemen,
Bayview vs. R.J. Gators,
6:30 p.m.
Youth Softball
Avon Park: Jolly vs.
Crosson, 6 p.m.

FRIDAY
High School Baseball
FACA All-'Star Classic at
Firemen's Field in Sebring:
North vs. South, 2:30 p.m.;
East vs. West, 7:30 p.m.
Spring Football
Okeechobee at Lake Placid,
7 p.m.; Crescent City at
Avon Park, 7:30 p.m.
Dixie Boys Baseball
West Coast vs. Hoffner's in
Sebring, AP Baseball Inc vs.
Alan Jay in Sebring, AP
Moose Lodge vs. Heartland
National in Avon Park, 6:30
p.m.
Dixie Youth Baseball
Lake Placid: LP Marine vs.
Miller's AC, Perry Ranch vs.
Beef O'Brady's, 6 p.m.
Sebring: Rotary vs. Lions,
Sertoma vs. Highlands
Today, 6:30 p.m.


History Lesson
25 Years Ago
May 16, 1980: Avon Park
captured its sixth state
baseball' championship with
a 4-1 victory over
Jacksonville Bolles before a
full house at Head Field.
Ronnie Barnes hit a two-run
triple to drive in the first
two Red Devil runs, and
Ricky Johnson made it
stand up on the mound,
giving up only four hits for
his 10th win before David
Sisemore closed out the
title with a scoreless sev-
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Dixie Youth Baseball


A perfect


night for


Delaney

Right-hander throws
perfect game, goes
3-for-3 at the plate
ByJEFFCANTWELL
News-Sun Correspondent
.LAKE PLACID There
was a hint of magic in the air
:.,' .Monday night at the Lake June
SBall Fields as Colby Delaney
tossed a perfect game and ent
3-for-3 at the plate including
the game-winning double to
highlight Delaney Fence's 9-0
thumping of Beef O'Brady's.
To say that Delaney was
dominating while throwing his
second no-hitter of the season
is something on an understate-
ment as the big 12-year-old
struck out 13 of 15 Beef
O'Brady's batters and handled
the only two balls put in play
one a popup and the other a
grounder to him for the final
out of the game at first base.
He struck out the first 11 bat-
ters he faced and provided all
the run support he would need
Sin the top half of the first
inning.
S "I'm just really proud of my
teammates," Delaney said after
the game. "They played a good
game. This feels good to me,
whoop-de-do; but really we
just wanted to play well as a
team.
"In the last inning I was
thinking about the no-hitter and
the perfect game. I was just try-
ing to throw strikes and not to
think too much. My curveball
was my best pitch tonight. I
didn't want to use it too much,
but it was my strikeout pitch."
To the Beef O'Brady's hit-
ters, regardless of which pitch
Delaney threw, it was difficult
to get a bat on the ball.
"It was really tough and he
pitches really fast and starts
mixing speeds," said Beef
O'Brady's third baseman Scott
Cantwell of facing Delaney on
Monday. "He throws many
curveballs. They (curveballs)
look like they're going to hit
you and then they go right over
the plate."
Benny Aguilar was hit by a
pitch to open the game and J.B.
Tejan walked. Both runners
advanced into scoring position
on Josh Montero's groundout
to first base. Hitting in the No.
5 spot, Delaney drilled a two-
run double to the fence in left-
center field off Beef O'Brady's
starting pitcher Phillip "Pike"
Cloninger. Two more walks
and RBI singles by Gio Rosario
and Cody Tiner staked Delaney
Fence to a 5-0 lead.
Aguilar and Tejan both
walked and scored in the sec-
ond inning. Delaney hit his sec-
ond straight double and the
lead ballooned to 7-0.
See PERFECT, Page 4B


SUNDAY, JUNE 5
Adult/Child at SpringLake, 1 p.m.
THURSDAY. JUNE 9
The Bluffs, 9:30 a.m.
JUNE 15-16
Bill Jarret Match Play
at River Greens, 10 a.m.
MONDAY, JUNE 20
Sun 'N Lake, 9 a.m.
MONDAY. JUNE 27
Torrey Oakes, 10 a.m.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
Lake Wales CC, 10 a.m.
THURSDAY, JULY 7
Harder Hall, 9 a.m.
JULY 11-12
All-State Tournament
at Highlands Ridge, 10 a.m.
THURSDAY, JULY 21
Golf Hammock, 10 a.m.
THURSDAY, JULY 28
Pinecrest, 9:30 a.m.
JULY 30-31
Tour Championship at
Sebring Golf Club
10 a.m. 1st day, 12 p.m. 2nd day


Junior Golf

12th Sertoma Tour tees off June 5


By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor
SEBRING The Sertoma Junior Golf
Tour opens June 5 with the adult-child tour-
nament at SpringLake, and Tour founder
Tom McClurg is looking for the 12th year of
the tour to be "bigger and better" than ever.
"We'll have probably from 70 to 80 (kids)
for each event and we'll have a couple of big
events where we hope to have more,"
McClurg said.
The benefits of the Sertoma Tour have
been apparent at the high school level, par-
ticularly in Sebring, where the Lady Blue
Streaks have made it to state the last six
years in a row and the boys are also a peren-
nial power. This year, four Sebring golfers
signed college scholarships Cody
Brownell (Southern Virginia), Matt Cornuet
(St. Leo), Jocelyn Dunn (Embry-Riddle) and
Amanda Myers (Flagler) and McClurg
said the Tour played a part in their success.
"It just shows how far we've come," he


SCOTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
All-Star Car Sales' Priscilla Adams gets back to second after being caught in a rundown between
Highlands Independent Bank third baseman Chelsea Vickers (left) and second baseman Tammy
Przychocki on Thesday.

Youth Softball

All-Star knocks off unbeaten


Highlands Independent, 7-6


By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor ,
SEBRING Nicki Helms turned an
intentional walk into a game-winning single
and lifted her All-Star Car Sales team to a 7-
6 upset of undefeated Highlands Independent
Bank Tuesday night in 16-and-under youth
softball action Tuesday night at Max Long
Recreational Complex.
Helms' big hit came in the first inning of a
Texas tiebreaker, which starts every half-
inning with a runner on second. In the bottom
of the sixth inning on Monday, that was
Alexis Willey, who advanced to third when
Molly Blackman's sacrifice bunt was bob-
bled.
After Blackman stole second, Highlands
Independent pitcher Chelsea Vickers tried to
give Helms a free pass to load the bases, but
Helms had other ideas, smacking one deep


into the right-field gap to force in Willey with
the winner.
"I think (Vickers) let one stray too far
(inside)," All-Star head coach Scott Albritton
said. "I'm awfully proud of the girls."
Highlands Independent, which came into
the game 4-0 and with two wins over All-Star
(2-3), took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on
singles by Vickers, Sam Lower and Tammy
Przychocki and Hannah Shoop's RBI ground-
out. Priya Patel's leadoff triple and Willey's
single in the second made it 3-1 before back-
to-back doubles by Shoop and Tammy
Przychocki in the top of the third put
Highlands Independent up 4-1.
All-Star tied the game with three runs in
the bottom of the third on just one hit -
Helms' single that was misplayed into a trip
See KNOCKS, Page 4B


said. "To me, that's what it's all about, teach-
ing kids good sportsmanship and getting
them a chance to play golf at the next level."
The Tour is currently producing the next
crop of high school stars, and McClurg said
the opportunity to play in a competitive
atmosphere is just what young golfers need
to improve their games.
"This is a chance for the kids that aren't as
good to improve themselves. They're all
going to get in there and play their matches
and play against tough kids. All the sports
these days are pretty much year-round and
you've got to keep a club in your hands 10 or
11 months a year if you want to do anything.
That's what it takes.
"For the older kids, it gets their games
sharp because we end in July and the high
school season starts in August.
"Experience is what it's all about. The
more you play, the better you'll get."
Cost for the adult-child is $60 per team,
See TOUR, Page 4B


Baseball

Former Panther

Litsch signs

with Blue Jays
By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor
AVON PARK A better
deal came along for Jesse
Litsch.
The South Florida
Community College star, who
already had a spot on the
University of Alabama roster
lined up, got an offer he could-
n't refuse from.the Toronto
Blue Jays and signed with the
club shortly after noon on
Monday: ; i.,
., :;"It's feels great."Litsch said'".
from his home aAin.a St. ;
'Petersburg. "Hopefully, it
works really well for me and as
soon as possible."
Litsch, who was the 2004
Florida
Comriunity
College
Athletic Asso-
ciation pitcher
of the year,
was picked by
the Blue Jays
in the 24th LITSCH
round of last,,
year's draft as a draft-and-fol-
low pick, a rule that allows
clubs to keep exclusive signing
rights to a drafted junior col-
lege player until a week before
the next draft. The year before
that, he was a 37th round draft-
and-follow pick of the
Colorado Rockies.
And while he had a great
college career with the
Panthers, and likely would also
have had a good career at
Alabama, the chance to go pro
and the money the Blue Jays
offered was just too good to
pass up.

See LITSCH, Page 4B


Dixie Boys Baseball

Heather Barnes steals show again for Big T

Grand slam big blow in 13-3 win over Publix
BY CHUCK MYRON decided to hit the ball and come
Sports Writer back."
SEBRING She is a woman Buddy Duke's single began the
amongst boys. six-hit, nine-run effort with Big T
Heather Barnes set all of Max down 3-0. Heather Barnes followed
Long Recreational Complex abuzz two batters later by singling in the rITTIE
Monday night with a grand slam first of her five RBIs on the night. c,,,
that helped Big T Tireman of Avon Demarkus Hicks then drove home
Park score 13 unanswered runs to both her and Kevin Kirkman with a
down Sebring Publix 13-3 in Dixie single up'the middle to tie the score
Boys action. at 3-3.
"I guess she can do whatever she Joel Cuencas, who started the
wants," Big T head coach Ronnie game on the mound, beat out an
Barnes said of his daughter. "She infield single to drive home Hicks
doesn't let anybody beat her. She with what proved to be the winning
plays hard." run. Heath Barnes was then hit by a
For a second straight game, pitch to load the bases, and RBI
Heather Barnes helped garner a win walks by Duke and Ermel Cabrera
for her brother Heath (5-1), who set up Heather Barnes' shot to left-
came on in te f h ad pitched center, one she didn't even realize
came on in the fourth and pitc had cleared the fence at first.
scoreless relief. Yet it was the Big T "I thought the f ene a t first. he
(9-1) offense, which exploded in u e a
the top of the fifth, that was the.rev-:fence because I saw (the outfield- CHU.K MYRON/New.-S
relations) throw their hands up, and then Heather Barnes has a smile and a high five for her father
elation. started hitting the ball," Joel ran back to third, so I thought and coach, Ronnie, after hitting a grand slam Monday
"We just started hitting the ball, night in Sebring.
Ronnie Barnes said. "We just See BARNES, Page 4B


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Pearlman, Dunn gamer
FSGA golf scholarships
TAMPA The Florida State
Golf Association has
announced that Gregory
Pearlman of Avon Park and
Jocelyn Dunn of Sebring are
receipts of the Future of Golf
Foundation scholarship.
The Future of Golf
Foundation is awarded annually
to benefit juniors and the future
of golf in Florida.
Pearlman, 18, currently
attends South Florida
Community College where he
maintains a 3.5 grade-point
average. Pearlman has been
employed at Highlands Ridge
Golf Club since 2002 and has
worked his way to a golf shop
attendant.
An avid golfer, he helps at
the club with junior golf pro-
grams and clinics with hopes of
being a head golf professional
in the future.
Dunn, 17, is employed at
Sebring Golf Club*and former-
ly worked at River Greens Golf
Course. She is currently a sen-
ior at Sebring High School and
plans on playing golf for
Embry-Riddle Aerospace
University in the fall to study
aerospace engineering.,
Dunn helped lead the Lady
Blue Streaks to the state tourna-
ment all four years of,her high
school career.
Highlands Softball set
for coed tournament
SEBRING Highlands
Softball will hold a coed soft-
ball tournament June 4 at Max
Long Recreational Complex.
The tournament will start at
9 a.m. Entry fee is $125 per
team and is due by June 2.
Teams (minimum of 12 play-
ers, maximum of 26 with a
minimum of six women) will
play a single round to place for
a double-elimination tourna-
ment.
For more information, con-
tact Todd Creech at 385-4327.
SHS grid camp coming
-for players age 8-14
SEBRING Sebring High
School will host a football
clinic for ages 8-14 June 6-9
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
Firemen's Field. '
The cost for the camp is $75
for the first child in a family
and $50 for additional chil-
dren.
The event will limited to chil-
dren age 8-14. A T-shirt and
lunch will be provided on the
last day of camp. The conces-
sion will be open, and campers
may bring a sack lunch. Snacks
will be provided.
The registration deadline is
June 3. Call the school at 471-
5500 for more details.
Pair of nine-ball events
slated for this weekend
SEBRING Cue Time
Billiards will host two nine-
ball events this weekend.
On Saturday, the Fury Cues
Ladies Florida Nine Ball Tour
will play at 12:30 p.m. There
will be no charge for spectators
and the tournament is open to
ladies who are not touring pros
on the WPBA.
The regular Fury Cues
Florida Nine Ball Tour will
take the spotlight on Sunday


with play beginning at 12:30
p.m. That tournament is open
to all players except touring
pros or top regional players.
Doors will open at 11 a.m.
each day. Cue Time Billiards is
located in the Fairmount
Cinema Square (3750 U.S. 27
North). For more information
call 471-2202 after 3 p.m.
Summer Golf Camp set
for Sebring Municipal
SEBRING Sebring
Municipal Golf Course will
hold a summer golf camp June
21-24 from 10 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. each day.
Prizes can be won each day
and a tournament will be
played on the final day of the
camp. Lunch will be served
following each clinic, which
will be taught by Joel Walkup
and his staff.
The cost is $75 for each
player. Call the pro shop at
385-0889 to sign up or with
any questions.
SFCC Panther Power
Volleyball Camp slated
AVON PARK The
Panther Power Volleyball
Camp at South Florida
Community College will be
held in two sessions this sum-
mer. The first session, for
grades 4-8, will be held from
July 25-27 and the second ses-
sion will be July 27-29,for
high school-aged players.
The Panther Volleyball
Camp is open to all students
who are in grades fourth
through 12th. Recently gradu-
ated seniors are also eligible to
participate. Coaches are
encouraged to attend. Camp
will be limited to the first 50
applicants per session.
Camp. cost is $50 per person
(coaches attend for'free).
Register by July 15 to reserve
a spot.
For further information, con-
tact the athletic department at
the following campus phone
numbers, Ext. 7037: Avon Park
and Sebring,.784-7037, and
Lake Placid, 465-5300.
Free multi-sport clinic
for girls set at SFCC
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College,
will host a free multi-sport
power clinic for all female
middle school-aged athletes on
Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m.
until noon at Panther Gym.
This one-day clinic is
designed to teach you how to'
improve core strength, power,
agility, nutrition, dynamic flex-
ibility, jumping and sprinting
in all sports.
No matter what sport you
play, the basic movements are
fundamentally the same. This
clinic will give you some basic
tools to help you become a
better athlete. Clinicians will
include qualified professional
coaches and trainers with con-
ditioning and movement expe..'
rience.
The clinic.is also open to
incoming sixth-graders and
eighth-graders going to high
school in the fall, but only 30
spots are available.
Call the athletic department
to reserve a spot (Ext. 7037):
Avon Park and Sebring, 784-
7037, and Lake Placid, 465-
5300.


News-Sun, Wednesday, May 18, 2005


STATS AND STANDINGS


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STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE


Baltimore
Boston
Toronto
New York
Tampa Bay


Chicago
Minnesota
Detroit
Cleveland


East Division
W L Pct
24 13 .649
22 16 .579
20 18 .526
20 19 .513
14 25 .359
Central Division
W L Pct
27 12 .692
21 15 .583
17 19 .472
16 21 .432


Kansas City 11 27 .289 15'/
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 22 16 .579 -
Texas 21 18 .538 11/2
Oakland 15 23 .395 7
Seattle 15 23 .395 7
Sunday's Games
Toronto 5, Cleveland 2
L.A. Angels 9, Detroit 3
Minnesota 5, Texas 2
Kansas City 4, Tampa Bay 3
Baltimore 6, Chicago White Sox 2
Seattle 5, Boston 4
N.Y. Yankees 6, Oakland 4
Monday's Games
L.A. Angels 3, Cleveland 1
Texas 7, Chicago White Sox 6
Oakland 6, Boston 4
N.Y. Yankees 6, Seattle 3
Tuesday's Games
Tampa Bay at Detroit, late
L.A. Angels at Cleveland, late
Texas at Chicago White Sox, late
Toronto at Minnesota, late
Baltimore at Kansas City, late
Boston at Oakland, late
N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, late
Today's Games
L.A. Angels (Colon 4-3) at Cleveland
(Westbrook 1-6), 12:05 p.m.
Texas (Drese 3-3) at Chicago White
Sox (Buehrle 6-1), 2:05 p.m.
Boston (J.Gonzalez 1-1) at Oakland
(Etherton 0-0), 3:35 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Waechter 1-2) at Detroit
(Ledezma 1-3), 7:05 p.m.
Toronto (Bush 0-3) at Minnesota
(Lohse 2-2), 8:10 p.m.
Baltimore (Chen 4-2) at Kansas City
(Carrasco 0-0), 8:10 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Mussina 4-2) at Seattle
(Moyer 4-1), 10:05 p.m. ,
Thursday's Games
Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1:05 p.m.
Toronto at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE


Atlanta
Florida
Washingto
New York
Philadelph


St. Louis
Milwaukee
Pittsburgh
Chicago
Houston
Cincinnati


East Division
W L
23 15
20 15 .
In 21 17
20 19 .
ia 17 22
Central Division
W L
24 13
18. 19
17 19
16 20
14 23
14- 24
West Division
W L


Arizona 23 16 .590 -
San Diego 23 16. .590 -
Los Angeles 21, 17 ..553 1%
San Francisco 18 19 .486 4
Colorado 10 25 .286 1
Sunday's Games
Washington 5, Chicago Cubs 4
St. Louis 4, N.Y. Mets 2
Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 2
Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 3
Arizona 5, Colorado 4 :
San Diego 12, Florida 4
Atlanta 5, L.A. Dodgers 2
Houston 9, San Francisco 0
Monday's Games
Washington 5, Milwaukee 2
N.Y. Mets 9, Cincinnati 2
San Diego 5, Atlanta 3
Florida 6, L.A. Dodgers 2
Tuesday's Games
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, late
Milwaukee at Washington, late
St. Louis at Philadelphia, late
Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, late
Arizona at Houston, late
San Francisco at Colorado, late
Atlanta at San Diego, late
Florida at L.A. Dodgers, late
Today's Games
Chicago Cubs (Rusch 2-1) at
Pittsburgh (K.Wells 3-3), 12:35 p.m.
Cincinnati (Milton 2-4) at N.Y. Mets


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Atlanta (Ramirez 2-2) at San Diego
(Eaton 5-1), 3:35 p.m.
Milwaukee (Capuano 3-2) at
Washington (Loaiza 1-2), 7:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Hennessey 2-0) at
Colorado (Chacon 1-3), 7:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Carpenter 5-2) at
Philadelphia (Lieber 5-2), 7:05 p.m.
Arizona (Ru.Ortiz 3-2) at Houston
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Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Florida, 7:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Los Angeles at San Francisco, 10:15
p.m.
LEADERS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
BATTING-CGuillen, Detroit, .383;
BRoberts, Baltimore, .382; Damon,
Boston, .365; Hillenbrand, Toronto,
.349; ISuzuki, Seattle, .346; Nixon,
Boston, .343; Tejada, Baltimore, .333.
RUNS-ARodriguez, New York, 32;
BRoberts, Baltimore, 31; ASoriano,
Texas, 31; Hillenbrand, Toronto, 30;
Damon, Boston, 30; Jeter, New York,
30; Teixeira, Texas, 28; ISuzuki, Seattle,
28.
RBI-Tejada, Baltimore, 38;
ARodriguez, New York, 36; MRamirez,
Boston, 34; BRoberts, Baltimore, 32;
Sexson, Seattle, 31; GAnderson, Los
Angeles, 31; Matsui, New York, 29;
MiSweeney, Kansas City, 29; TMartinez,
New York, 29; Sheffield, New York, 29.
HITS-BRoberts, Baltimore, 58;
Damon, Boston, 58; ISuzuki, Seattle,
54; Hillenbrand, Toronto, 52; Tejada,
Baltimore; 51; Jeter, New York, 51;
CGuillen, Detroit, 49; Sheffield, New
York, 49.
DOUBLES-DOrtiz, Boston, 14;
ASoriano, Texas, 13; Bellhorn, Boston,
13; Winn, Seattle, 12; Sheffield, New
York, 12.
TRIPLES-Rios, Toronto, 4; Inge,
Detroit, 4; ISuzuki, Seattle, 4; CGuillen,
Detroit, 4; Dedesus, Kansas City, 3;
BRoberts, Baltimore, 3; MYoung, Texas,
3.
HOME RUNS-ARodriguez, New
York, 12; TMartinez, New York, 12;
ASoriano, Texas, 11; Sexson, Seattle,
11; BRoberts, Baltimore, 10; DOrtiz,
Boston, 10; Tejada, Baltimore, 10;
MRamirez, Boston, 10.
STOLEN. BASES-Podsednik,,
Chicago, 23; ISuzuki, Seattle, 14;
BRoberts, Baltimore, 13; Figgins, Los
Angeles, 12; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 11;
THunter, Minnesota, 11; Womack, New
York, 11.
PITCHING (4 Decisions)-Garland,
Chicago, '7-0, 1.000, 2:39; Arroyo,
Boston, 4-0, 1.000, 3.21; DBaez, Tampa
Bay,4-0,1.000, 2.65; Clement, Boston,
4-,1.000, 3.06; Buehrle, Chicago, 6-1,
.857, 3.73; Santana, Minnesota, 5-1,
.833, 3.21; OHernandez, Chicago, 5-1,
.833, 3.91; Ponson, Baltimore, 5-1,
.833, 4.93.
STRIKEOUTS-Santana, Minnesota,
67; RJohnson, New York, 50;
Bonderiman Detroit, 48; Halladay,
Toronto, 47;,.Bedard, Baltiirore. 45.
.Harden, Oakland, 42; Cabrera,
Baltimnore, 41.
SAVES-FCordero, Texas, 13;
Nathan, Minnesota, 11; Wickman,
Cleveland, 11; FRodriguez, Los
Angeles, 10; BRyan, Baltimore, 10;
Guardado, Seattle, 10; Foulke, Boston,
9.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
BATTING-Barmes, Colorado, .386;
Cabrera, Florida, .377; DeLee, Chicago,
.353; BClark, Milwaukee, .335;
Grudzielanek, St. Louis, .333; CJones,
Atlanta, .333; Helton, Colorado, .331;
BAbreu, Philadelphia, .331.
RUNS-Barmes, Colorado, 32;
BClark, Milwaukee, 30; Bradley, Los
Angeles, 29; JKent, Los Angeles, 28;
BAbreu, Philadelphia, 27; Izturis, Los
Angeles, 26; DeLee, Chicago, 26;
LGonzalez, Arizona, 26.
RBI-DeLee, Chicago, 33; Pujdls,
St. Louis, 29; Burrell, Philadelphia, 29;
CaLee, Milwaukee, 29; Glaus, Arizona,
29; Cabrera, Florida, 28; BAbreu,
Philadelphia, 28; Floyd, New York, 28;.
JKent, Los Angeles, 28.
HITS-Barmes, Colorado, 56;
Izturis, Los Angeles, 52; BClark,
Milwaukee, 52; Cabrera, Florida, 49;
Pujols, St.'Louis, 48; Bradley, Los
Angeles, 48; Beltran, New York, 47;
DeLee, Chicago, 47.
DOUBLES--Wilkerson,
Washington, 14; MGiles, Atlanta, 14;
Helton, Colorado, 13; CDelgado,
Florida; 13; Griffey Jr., Cincinnati, 13;
Glaus, Arizona, 12; DeLee, Chicago, 12;
CJones, Atlanta, 12; Biggio, Houston,
12.
TRIPLES-Holliday, Colorado, 4;
Pierre, Florida, 4; Lamb, Houston, 4;
BGiles, San.Diego, 3.
HOME RUNS-Dunn, Cincinnati,
11; Glaus, Arizona, 11; Floyd, New
York, 11; Bradley, Los Angeles, 10;
DeLee, Chicago, 10; BAbreu,
Philadelphia, 10; RSanders, St. Louis,
10.
STOLEN BASES-Taveras, Houston,
14; BAbreu, Philadelphia, 10; Furcal,


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All Games and Times Subject to Change


Atlanta, 9; Vizquel, San Francisco, 9;
Freel, Cincinnati, 8; Pierre, Florida, 8;
Rollins, Philadelphia, 8; DeLee,
Chicago, 8; Counsell, Arizona, 8.
PITCHING (4 Decisions)-Willis,
Florida, 7-0, 1.000, 1.08; Webb,
Arizona, 5-0, 1.000, 3.48; Carrara, Los
Angeles, 4-0, 1.000, 4.41; CHammond,
San Diego, 4-0, 1.000,1.80; Eaton, San
Diego, 5-1, .833, 3.42; Mulder, St.
Louis, 5-1, .833, 3.44; Turnbow,
Milwaukee, 4-1, .800, 1.96; Hampton,
Atlanta, 4-1, .800,1.96; PMartinez, New
York, 4-1, .800, 3.37.
STRIKEOUTS-PMartinez, New
York, 67; BMyers, Philadelphia, 62;
Peavy, San Diego, 61; Clemens,
Houston; 60; Burnett, Florida, 56;
Beckett, Florida, 51; JVazquez, Arizona,
51.
SAVES-Lyon, Arizona, 13; Mesa,
Pittsburgh,' 13; Hoffman, San Diego,
12; Brazoban, Los Angeles, 11; Kolb,
Atlanta, 10; CCordero, Washington, 9;
Looper, New York, 9; Graves,
Cincinnati, 9; BWagner, Philadelphia, 9;
Isringhausen, St. Louis, 9.


STANDINGS
Eastern Conference
W L T PtsGFGA
New England 6 0 1 19 16 5
Chicago 3 4 1 10 7 12
Kansas City 2 1 3 9 14 10
MetroStars 2 2 2 8 8 5
D.C. United 2 3 2 8 9 8
Columbus 2 5 0 6 5 14
Western Conference
W L T PtsGFGA
Los Angeles 4 2 0 12 12 9
FC Dallas 3 1 3 12 11 7
San Jose 2 1 4 10 12 11
Real Salt Lake 2 3 2 8 6 10
Colorado 2 4 1 7 9 11
CDChivasUSA1 5 1 4 7 14
NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.
Saturday's Games
New England 1, D.C. United 0
Kansas City 4, Columbus 0
MetroStars 3, Chicago 0
Colorado 2, Chivas USA 1
Real Salt Lake 2, Los Angeles 1
FC Dallas 0, San Jose 0, tie
Wednesday's Games
Colorado at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Chivas USAat Real Salt Lake, 9:30
p.m.
Saturday's Games
New England at MetroStars, 4 p.m.
Kansas City at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.
Real Salt Lake at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
Sunday's Game
FC Dallas at Chivas USA, 9:30 p.m.


PLAYOFF LINEUP
QUARTERFINALS
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Miami vs. Washington
Sunday, May 8
Miami 105, Washington 86
Tuesday, May 10
Miami 108, Washington 102


Thursday, May 12
Miami 102, Washington 95
Saturday, May 14
Miami 99, Washington 95, Miami wins
series 4-0

Detroit vs. Indiana
Monday, May 9
Detroit 96, Indiana 81
Wednesday, May 11
Indiana 92, Detroit 83
Friday, May 13
Indiana 79, Detroit 74
Sunday, May 15
Detroit 89, Indiana 76, series tied 2-2
Tuesday, May 17
Indiana at Detroit, late
Thursday
Detroit at Indiana, 8 p.m.
Sunday
Indiana at Detroit, TBA, if necessary

WESTERN CONFERENCE
San Antonio vs. Seattle
Sunday, May 8 i
San Antonio 103, Seattle 81
Tuesday, May 10
San Antonio 108, Seattle 91
Thursday, May 12
Seattle 92, San Antonio 91
Sunday, May 15
Seattle 101, San Antonio 89, series
tied 2-2
Tuesday
Seattle at San Antonio, late
Thursday
San Antonio at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday
Seattle at San Antonio, TBA, if neces-
sary

Phoenix vs. Dallas
Monday, May 9
Phoenix 127, Dallas 102
.Wednesday, May 11
Dallas 108, Phoenix 106
Friday, May 13
Phoenix 119, Dallas 102
Sunday, May 15
Dallas 119, Phoenix 109, series tied 2-
2
Today
,Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Friday
Phoenix at Dallas, 9 p.m.
Sunday
Dallas at Phoenix, TBA, if necessary


NEXT! Tour Results
Tuesday
Windermere C.C., Orlando
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2. Rob Johnson .......66
2. David Damesworth ...66
4. Greg Towne .........67
4. Kim young ......... 67
6. Brian Bone ........ 69
6. Peter Mitchell ...... .69
6. Take Koyama ........69
6. Anthony Mannarino ...69


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LITSCH
Continued from 1B
"It just felt like it was the
right thing to do," Litsch said.
"I was ready to go. It was what
I wanted and I was just hoping
to get the opportunity.
"They're going to start me
out at extended spring training,
and I'll be there for three or
four weeks. It's right here in
my home town. Then they'll
send me to rookie ball or short-
season. It will be fun."
Litsch will have a familiar
face waiting for him when he
reports, since Sebring's Eddie
Cannon is also in extended
spring training with the Blue
Jays.
Litsch was drafted as a pitch-
er, according to SFCC head
coach Rick Hitt, who said he'
has what it takes to make it to
the big leagues.
"He',s got pro ball-type stuff
and he's got a lot of intangibles
that a lot of players don't have
like work ethic and the desire
to win," Hitt said.
Litsch went 6-7 for the
Panthers this season, a record
that Hitt said is not nearly
indicative of the way he
pitched. The right-hander had
110 strikeouts and just 20
walks in 110 1/3 innings on the
mound, finishing with a 2.62
ERA. He was also pretty good
with the bat, hitting .338 with
seven home runs and 47 RBIs,
giving him another option if the
pitching career doesn't work
out.
"I'm just real happy for that
guy," Hitt said. "He's worked
extremely hard at his craft and
the chance to play pro ball is
something he's always
dreamed of."



BARNES
Continued from 1B
that I had to stop," she said,
"and my dad was like, 'Come
on, come on,' so I just ran
home."
Barnes was mobbed by her
teammates when she crossed
the plate, and then ran up to hug
her dad, who helped calm his
team when the inning ended
one batter later.
Heath Barnes then gave up a
leadoff single to Chase Berish,
one of four Publix (5-6) players
to appear on the mound
Monday, but was able to turn
the game back over to his
offense without surrendering a
run.
The Big T batters took their
cue, and, after Torres walked
and Kevin Allong beat out an
RBI infield single, rolled up the
four runs necessary to invoke
the 10-run rule so quickly, no
one on the field took notice, and
the game continued.
Officially, though, Emanuel
Vasquez's two-run double gave
Big T a 13-3 advantage and
closed out the contest.
"A bunch of my boys stepped
up tonight that hadn't been
doing real good," Ronnie
Barnes said. "They got them
some hits tonight."
Kevin Kirkman, who went 3-
for-5, drew particular attention.
Gus Williams and Brett
Hargaden led the way for
Publix with 2-for-4 perform-
ances, while Jeff Falis got the
team's other hit in the midst of
a wild third inning that pro-
duced all three of the team's
runs.
As ball four was issued to
Publix third baseman Josh
Acevedo, the throw that Kevin
Welborn drew as he attempted


KNOCKS
Continued from 1B
around the bases but
Highlands Independent got a
run-scoring single from Lisa
Przychocki in the top of the
fourth to go up 5-4.
All-Star led 6-5 when Shoop
sent the game past the league's
time limit with an inside-the-
park homer down the right-field
line in the top of the fifth.
Great Fruit Co. 12
Coca-Cola 2
Kendall Carson gave up only
two hits and struck out nine
while Aspen Kuhn went 3-for-3
to lead The Great Fruit
Company to a 12-2 win over
Highlands Coca-Cola Tuesday.
Great Fruit (2-2) scored nine
runs in the second on five hits,
the first of which was a leadoff
double by Chastity Godfrey.


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CHUCK MYRON/News-Sun
Sebring linebacker Andrew Bryan signed to play for Webber International on Monday. Pictured are,
from left (front row): Cyndee Bryan, Andrew Bryan and Bill Bryan; (back row) Gary Rapp, Amanda
Sherley, Amy Bryan and Jared Hamlin.

Football

Sebring's Bryan to play for Webber


BY CHUCK MYRON
Sports Writer,
SEBRING Unlike North Dakota-bound
teammate Dion Williams, Sebring linebacker
Andrew Bryan isn't going far away to play col-
lege football.
Instead, Bryan will make the shortest possible
jump to college football from Highlands County
after signing a National Letter of Intent on
Monday to play for Webber International in
Babson Park.
"It's close to home, but it's not too close,"
Bryan said.
The all-county linebacker, who moonlighted at
safety enough to earn the team's award for best
defensive back last year, has the passion and the
acumen to be successful wherever he goes,
Sebring head coach Jared Hamlin said.


to steal third went behind the
bag, allowing him to score.
Acevedo, meanwhile, came all
the way around to score, too, as
Big T committed two more
errors on the play. Falis then
singled and scored on a wild
pitch to cap the rally.
Lakeshore 9
Alan Jay 0
Cody Higgins and Josh
Chavis combined on a one-hit
shutout as Lakeshore Care
Wash waxed Alan Jay 9-0 on
Monday:
Higgins worked three perfect
innings to open the game, strik-
ing out seven of the nine batters
he faced, and Chavis followed
with four innings that were
almost as good, allowing just a
fourth-inning single to Dylan
Sanders and two walks while
striking out seven.
Colton Statler went 3-for-4
with a double, two runs scored
and three RBIs to pace the
Lakeshore (10-2) offense.
West Coast 18
AP Baseball 5
AVON PARK West Coast
Insulation used a monster rally
in the sixth inning to break
open a 5-5 tie and go on to a 18-
5 win over Avon Park Baseball
Inc. Monday night at Durrah-
Martin Complex.
Avon Park had kept the game
close, but control problems
plagued the team late as West
Coast scored seven runs in the
sixth and six runs in the sev-
enth.
Jessey Dombrowski racked
up 17 strikeouts for West Coast
and scattered just three hits.
Teammates Riley McKenna
and Jimmy Goins each had a
pair of hits. Marvin Williams,
B.J. Spires, and Takovem
Miller had hits for Avon Park.


Camiel White then walked and
Jamie Herskovitch followed
with an RBI triple. Stephanie
Venero drove home
Herskovitch on an RBI ground-
out, and Great Fruit scored the
rest of its second-inning runs
with two out.
Mercedes Weed walked, Sam
Mitchell reached on an error,
and both were knocked in by
back-to-back RBI singles from
Somer Smith and Aspen Kuhn.
Carson (2-2) and Godfrey
reached base by error, and
Brianna Tate walked before
White drove home the final run
of the inning on a triple that
found the gap in left-center.
White followed with a two-
RBI single in the fourth.
Jessica Cooley, who hit a
shot right back at the box for an
infield single in the first, and
Carli Watt, who drove home
two runs on a single, had the
Coca-Cola (0-3) hits.


"He's extremely physical," Hamlin said. "He
loves the game, and he plays it like he loves it."
Hamlin believes Bryan, a standout since his
days in Pop Warner, is well-equipped to handle
the complicated schemes and extra preparation in
the college game.
"Being a heady player comes from loving the
game," Hamlin said. "He's going to be able to
pick up those things, I think, a lot faster than
some."
Bryan led the county in tackles last year with
40, and also chipped in 34 assists. He's expected
to fit in at linebacker in Webber's 3-5 scheme,
one that's headed by defensive coordinator Kelly
Scott, a key figure in Bryan's recruitment.
"He's a very convincing man," Bryan said of
Scott.

Youth Softball


Mercure rallies to top Jolly


By DANIEL BEDELL
News-Sun Correspondent
AVON PARK Mercure
Enterprise Inc. and Jolly Lawn
Service had a scoring fest
Monday at the Lucy Derkman
Softball Complex as Mercure
was able to run away with a 17-
14 win in a 12-and-under soft-
ball game.
The win put Mercure at 6-4
on the year, while Jolly dropped
to 4-6.
As the coaches tried to keep
their teams from knowing the
score so they would keep play-
ing hard, the girls racked up
tons of runs, starting with Jolly
in the first inning when Britney
Scranton, Paizley Whidden,
Cheyenne Mills and Sarah
Hunnicutt all scored to put Jolly
up 4-0.
The lead didn't last long as
Mercure came up in the bottom
of the first inning and scored
five runs. Erin Dowdal led the
onslaught and was followed
home by Jade Moree, Dallas
Carlisle, Maura Hopkins and
Tykeria Tyson.
Scranton led the way for
Mercure again, scoring in the
top of the second inning.
Following Scranton's lead
Whidden, Cheyenne Mills,
Amber Harris and Morgan
Whitbeck all scored to give
Jolly a 10-4 lead.
Jolly had its best defensive
effort in the bottom of the sec-
ond, holding Mercure to just
two runs from Kaycee Mercure
and Moree.
Scranton again started the
scoring in the top of the third,
and she was followed by runs
from Whidden, Mills and
Harris.
Down 13-6 Mercure needed
a big inning in the bottom of the
third and they got it as
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Allong, Angela Bateman and
Jocelyn Nerlo all scored to
bring their team to within three
runs of Jolly.
In the fourth Mercure shut
down Jolly's scoring as they
allowed just one run to April
Waldron.
Still, Mercure needed at least
four runs to tie Jolly. Instead
they got six runs as Tyson, May,
Allong, Bateman, Nerlo and
Mercure all scored to give their
team the win.


By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor
SEBRING They had lost
five close games this season.
Monday night, Sertoma turned
things around and came out on
top.
Using a three-run third
inning and some good pitching
down the stretch, Sertoma upset
the Firemen, .4-3, in Dixie
Youth Majors action at Max
Long Recreational Complex.
The Firemen (7-3) had a 2-1
lead heading into the bottom of
the third before Sertoma (3-6)
rallied to take the lead for good.
Wyatt Johnson was hit by a
pitch to get things going, and a
throwing error on C.J. Payne's
grounder allowed Johnson to
score and tie the game.
SBuddy Mays followed with
an RBI double and Jake Bryan
was next with a single to drive
in M,ays for a 4-2 Sertoma lead.
Sertoma starter Brad Torres
struck out the side in the top of
the fourth and added two more
strikeouts, bringing his total to
seven, in the fifth before having
to leave the mound with a sore
arm after Evan Lewis walked
and scored on a wild pitch to
make it 4-3. Mays came on in
relief and got a pop-up to end
the inning with a runner in scor-
ing position, then pitched his
way out of a bases-loaded jam
in the top of the sixth to wrap
up the save.
The Firemen took a 2-0 lead
in the second after Jacob
Hensley singled to drive in
Jonathan Knight and Evan
Lewis' bases-loaded walk
scored Dane Maddox, but
Sertoma cut the lead in half
when Colton Driggers reached
on an error and scored on a wild
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Delaney Fence tacked on two
more runs in the fifth when
Montero was hit by a pitch and
Cannon Bobo walked. Delaney
delivered single to end game
scoring. Delaney had three of


James Heston struck out six
in four innings on the mound
for the Firemen.
Elks 24
Highlands Today 9
Gunnar Westergom and Sethi
Abeln collected nine hits -
two of them home runs -
between them as the Elks (8-2j
rolled to a 24-9 win over
Highlands Today on Monday to
take sole possession of second
place behind the Lions.
Abeln went 5-for-6 with an
inside-the-park grand-slam and
four singles, while Westergom
went 4-for-6 with a three-run
homer, a double and a pair of
singles to pace the Elks'
offense. Tyler Baker went 2;
for-4 with a three-run triple an4
Jarred Cannon went 2-for-4 for
the Elk, who scored 19 of theii
runs over the final three
innings.
Highlands Today's Cody
Ouverson had a good day at the
plate, also, finishing 4-for-4
with a double and two rung
scored, while Zach Osha went
2-for-4 with a double.
Reds 7
Orioles 2
AVON PARK -The upstart
Orioles kept the game close for
four innings, but a four-run
rally in the fourth boosted the
Reds to a 7-2 win on Monday
night at the Durrah Martin corn
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had eight strikeouts against'
only two walks and Caslr
Jackson and Ty Jackson each
had two hits to lead the Reds
attack.
Omar Torres and Cole Jone4
each had a pair.of hits for thj
Orioles. Teammate Jose Arizp,
scored both runs.

his team's five hits and drove in
four runs.
The brightest part of I eef
O'Brady's game was the relief
pitching of right-hander Adrian
Mireles. He pitched four
innings in relief, surrendering
two runs on two hits while
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SECTION C + SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2005


Whispers

on the wind
The sounds of the hurri-
cane winds that tore through
our neighborhoods and
homes last year are not
quickly forgotten.
My husband, Ken, and I
huddled together in the
"safe" corer we had pre-
pared in our house.
Ferocious winds beat one
side of the house causing
rain to slither under the win-
dows and sills of two rooms.
A creaking, tearing sound
on the roof made us think of
a giant claw hammer yank-
ing out nails and spitting
them into the wind. It was
wild to be sure. Like every-
one else, we were happy
when the wind passed and
quiet descended.
Yet, in only a few hours,
we were praying for even
the slightest breeze to dis-
rupt the hot, humid, still air.
I love the way Jesus
spoke about the wind in
relation to our spiritual
rebirth. Nicodemus, a
Pharisee, who came in
secret to see Jesus, declared
that he knew Jesus was from
God how could he do the
works of God otherwise?
Jesus affirms Nicodemus,
statement and says that any
person wanting to see the
kingdom of God must be
born again. Nicodemus
scratches his head in confu-
sion while Jesus patiently
explains to this learned
scholar what it is like to be
born of the Spirit of God.
And he uses the wind to
make his point.
"The wind blows wherev-
er it pleases. You hear its
sound, but you cannot tell
where it comes from or
where it is going. So it is
with everyone born of the
Spirit." (John 3: 8, NIV)
In other words, as The
Message puts it, "the invisi-
ble moving the visible."
Think of the effects of
comfortable breezes on the
landscape. Tree limbs sway,
leaves move gracefully,
flower heads bob and the
lake waters ripple. We may
not be able to locate the ori-
gin of the wind, but we are
caressed by its coming and a
song seems to be sung.
When we put our trust in
Jesus Christ, we are born
again of the Holy Spirit
whose indwelling, invisible
presence moves within us.
The results are visible in
how we think, speak and
act.
Recently, a friend pointed
out that the screens on my
porch slowed down the
impact of the wind from
completely reaching my
wind chimes. Since wind
passes through the screens, I
hadn't considered them as
barriers.
But when we hung the
chimes from corner eaves
outside, the difference was
incredible. Now as the
breezes blow, they are set
into motion and musical
whispers travel on the wind.
It makes me wonder what
"screens" may reduce the
impact of the Holy Spirit
blowing through my life.
Does fear, preferences or
impatience minimize the
Holy Spirit's true music?
I want to be sensitive to
step outside the box of these
"screens" so the whispers of
the wind of the Spirit may
blow through me to bless
others. Selah.

Jan Merop of Sebring is a
contributing writer of the
News-Sun. Her book
".Pause and Consider" is
available at the News-Sun.

IINI

INSIDE


lag Day observed Tuesday
LARRY and ELAINE LEVEY

June 14, 1777, is when the American flag was born,
a to action taken by the Continental Congress on that

That first flag consisted of 13 stars and 13 stripes, with
stars and stripes representing the 13 original colonies
nted a year earlier by the Declaration of Independence.
But Flag Day to celebrate America's flag was not
born until 1885. That's when a schoolteacher organized a
program in Fredonia, Wis., to celebrate the 108th birthday
of the official adoption of the flag by Congress.
In 1889, another schoolteacher in New York City organ-
ized a similar program for his school, an idea later adopted
ythe New York State Board of Education.
The idea was catching fire. In the 1890s, in Philadelphia,
w York state and Chicago, celebrations were held on
pe 14 to honor the birth of the flag.
So, after three decades of these local and state celebra-
uins, Flag Day was officially established by a proclama-
tion of President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. But it was not
until Aug. 3, 1949, that President Harry S. Truman signed
an Act of Congress making June 14 of each year National
Flag Day.


This is the first photograph of the Star-Spangled Banner,
taken at the Boston Navy Yard in 1873.


BY LARRY and ELAINE LEVEY
yews-Sun correspondents
c Everyone grew up believing Betsy Ross made the first
'American flag, right?
SWell, it's probably fiction.
Marilyn Zoidis, senior curator of the Star-Spangled
Banner Project at the National Museum of American
History, said that while Betsy Ross was a Philadelphia flag-
er, "There is no documentation that she made the first
It was a family story told in the 1870s. We don't know
o made the first flag, nor do we know where it is or what
looked like."
According to the Web site wwm.us flag.org, the Betsy
ss story first surfaced in 1870, when one of her grandsons
talked about it at a meeting of the Historical Society of
Pennsylvania. This meeting took place 94 years after the flag
was supposedly made. So far, as Zoidis stated, no historian
has been able to verify the grandson's claims.
|As the Web page concludes. "In the days of Betsy Ross,
did not have the benefit of a frenetic press corps to wit-
ss, probe and record the events of the day. Careful histori-
do not accept legend and neither should we."


Pbotos cour'ie of National Museum of Ameican Hist
Visitors can view the Star-Spangled Banner in the conservation lab through floor-to-ceiling glass
walls.



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Banner still exists


Smithsonian preserves
American history
By LARRY and ELAINE LEVEY
Nr w' Sup, -.irriFisp tain is
WASHINGTON Spend time in
\V.ishington, D.C., like \\e did recently. and
you can't help over-dosing on American histo-
r).
It's one historic high aftei another. As one
of our Elderhostel group, Ka\ Hufl from Vero
Beach. put it, "Coinng to VWa'hington has
made me reconnect \\ith our palt. \\ li our
om n country\
During our onc-\\eek sia. \~e s.i. in emon-
jls and monuments and nlimuseums. \.ith ejch
one adding to that feeling of being "ie-con-
nected "
But hat touched Lu the most. \ hat \e are
still talking about. \\hat \e are still feeling :
\\arm-he.irted glo\ b about i, the Star-
Spaneled Banner.


Composite photo of the Star-Spangled Banner
now being preserved at the National Museum.
of American History in Washington, D.C.

No. not our national anthem. but the actual
banner the a.tuaIl Ilag tht inspired thi
See BANNER. page


Author puts pen to test ii


writing national anthem


By LARRY and ELAINE LEVEY
NewsSun correspondents
"0 say can you see, by the dawn's early
light..."
The poem that eventually became the
national anthem for the United States of
America was written in 1814, while the War of
1812 was still hot and heavy. Just like the
Revolutionary War some three decades earlier,
it was a war between America and England.
This time, though, America declared war on
the English because they were intercepting
American ships headed for France with sup-


plies (England and France also were at
with each other at this time).
After the British had burned the n
capital in August of 1814, they set sail to capV
ture Baltimore (at that time the third largest
city in the country). Their first target: Fo
McHenry, at the entrance to Baltimore H
"What so proudly we hail'd at the twili
last gleaming?"
But prior to the attack, the fort's comma
er, Major George Armistead made plans
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ARTS & LEISURE


Even lost causes can bloom


I brought home a
pair of gardening
gloves and a packet
of morning glory
seeds as my table
favors from a ladies'
tea.
The gloves were
used immediately
but the seeds
required some
thought. Where
would be a good
place for a climbing
plant?
Realizing that the


back porch columns were bare,
I grabbed an empty plastic pot,
filled it with good earth, soaked
my seeds overnight as suggest-
ed, and set the now planted pot
at the base of the column.
What a disappointment to
find that the same pot had been
overturned the next morning.
What animal was responsible -
a feral cat? A raccoon? An
armadillo?
Since worrying about it was a
lost cause, I scooped up the
loose dirt, set the pot upright,
gave it some water and hoped
for the best. Just this week I
looked out my window, and saw
that those abused seeds had
sprouted after all.
Two plants were coming up
outside the planter and four
were rapidly growing in the
planter. Now I'm hopeful that
the nighttime culprit will leave
them alone and let them twine
up the column and produce
those heavenly blue flowers.
Growing up can be- haz-
ardous to your health! Just like
these plants, people often have
accidents and unexpected
upheavals in their lives. The


theme of maturing or
growing up is a com-
mon one in our
library fiction collec-
tions, with numerous
variations.
Check out the
Susan Issacs book
"Any Place I Hang
My Hat," the story of
a young journalist
with a checkered past
who investigates a
paternity claim that
would embarrass a
political nominee.


Catherine Cookson fans will
step back in time in her book
"The Glass Virgin," with a shel-
tered 17-year-old who learns
she isn't the daughter of the
couple who raised her. Unable
to deal with the truth, uncertain
of her place in society, she runs
away from home.
Donald Pfarrer's book "The
Fearless Man: A Novel of
Vietnam" has the twin themes
of courage and cowardice, as
marines find out what they real-
ly are made of when tested
beyond their limits. Also set in
the 1960s, Graham Joyce's
"The Limits of Enchantment" is
a coming-of-age novel, a fanta-
sy, and a charming romance.
Beginning readers will enjoy
their own back-to-the-future
book when you check out
Reeve Lindbergh's "My Hippie
Grandmother" and read to
them, "I have a hippie grand-
mother, I'm really glad she's
mine. She hasn't cut her hair at
all since nineteen-sixty-nine.".
So you thought you had
some odd relatives? In the
Sandi K. Shelton tale "What
Comes After Crazy," you meet


LIBRARY LINES

Carolyn
Hesselink
i


Master Gardeners give scholarships


Courtesy photo
Highlands County Master Gardener Coordinator Chris Andrews (from left) presents scholarships
to Justin Petit, a senior at Florida Southern College and Andrew Bryan a freshman at Webber
International University, while Master Gardener Scholarship Chairperson Barber Stanfill and
Master Gardener President Don Lipps assist. The scholarship recipients each received $1,000.


Maz Lombard whose mother is
on her sixth husband, and who
mismanages her own love life
until she has a wake-up call.
Author Bill Gordon gives us
"Mary After All," a funny,
cranky, warmhearted classic
story of a young woman who
picked lemons and learned to
make lemonade!
Life's lessons aren't to be
found just in the fiction section.
If studying the Richard Warren
book "The Purpose-Driven
Life: What on Earth am I Here
For?," gave a young mother the
courage to deal with a real-life
killer, then what could it do for
you?
Teaching our children and
grandchildren the basic rules of
life couldn't be easier than in
the wildly popular Veggie Tales
videos. Take home "Larry-boy!
And the Fib From Outer Space"
and let your young watchers
absorb a lesson in telling the
truth.
If your junior high or high
schoolers can tell you the last
name of a girl called Lizzie,
then they're ready for entertain-
ment and some good advice on
our DVD Lizzie McGuire. Like
my morning glories, a bad start
doesn't have to mean a bad end.

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
Internet Web site at
http://www.myhlc.org.


Undoubtedly, the best known
song from the musical "I Do!, I
Do!," which opened at HLT,s
Lakeside Playhouse last Friday
night, is "My Cup Runneth
Over With Love." The verse of
the poignant ballad, made
famous by singer Ed Ames, is a
miniature summary of the
play's narrative. Like the song,
the play starts with the "morn-
ing" of the marriage of Agnes
and Michael in Act One and,
quite predictably, ends with Act
Two in the "evening" of their
union, some 50 years later
when they have both turned
much older and wiser.
,-q jiThere are only two actors in
i this unique. ,musical play,'
Melanie Bdulay ,and Jerry
Pollard, who play Agnes and
Michael. Both are well-known
actors at Highlands Little
Theatre and experienced and
talented enough to be able to
carry the burden of maintaining
an audience's interest and atten-
tion for two and a half hours as
their roller coaster of a marriage
takes its spectators for a excep-
tional ride.
The two Zenon winners
explore the ups and downs of
domestic life with imagination
and flair. Jerry Pollard is able to
produce enough empathy to
make Michael's self-important
persona more human than it
probably merits, and Melanie
Boulay's Agnes charms despite
her character's affinity for tears
and a baffling blend of passive


aggressiveness.
The newlyweds
sing their way
through the catalog
of conjugal life: the
birth of children, the
desire to succeed, the
attraction of younger
consorts, their
teenagers, problems, '
plans of retirement ON S
and life without the
kids, the marriage of Roy I
their children and -
their appalling choice
of partners, the possibility of
divorce, reconciliation and
finally old age. The entire
evening had the solid, absolute-'
.-ly .-sound;, rings' lov4`Iod""
; sweet '(and sometines- sour)
song.,
"I Do! I Do!" is directed by
Jet Hansen. The play is near and
dear to his heart. Exactly 20
years ago he served as assistant
director to Janelou Buck, who
directed the original production
of the play. He has always
hoped to reprise the production
and now, two decades later that
hope has been realized with a
presentation that would even
please the uncompromising
Buck.
Hansen's producer and cos-
tume designer is Denise
Miriani, who will, be making
her directorial debut next
January with the psychological
thriller "Wait Until Dark."
Thor Knutson is responsible
for the light design and is the


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Riedy


light technician. The
Sound design is by
Jennifer Westergom,
the sound technician.
Kathi Jahnke is the
accompanist for "I
Do!, I Do!," and her
percussionist is
Heather Boyce. Jet
Hansen is responsi-
ble for the set design
and has served as
stage manager and
stage crew for this
production. His


assistant stage crew member is
Jonathan Jahnke.
The set was constructed by
Jet Hansen. DouigJ~ones; Larry,
Wollangk,, J.onatlan JAhnke,
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Anne Hill, listenn Ta) lor,
Laura Tull, Chris Cloud,
Melanie Boulay, Jennifer
Westergom, and Patrick
Boulay.
The seamstresses are Goldie
Garnich and June Gates. The
wardrobe assistant is Barbara
Sylvester. The dressers are
Lewis Hall and Heather Boyce.
Makeup and hair are by Leslie
Mercure and Lois Brown.
"I Do! I Do!" will run
through June 19 with perform-
ances on Wednesday and week-
ends with Sunday matinees.
The play is sponsored by the
Alan Jay Automotive Network.
For tickets call 382-2525 or
visit Highlands Little Theatre's
Web site at http://www.high-
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anthem.
Does it surprise you to learn
that the flag seen in that
"dawn's early light" still exists?
It did us.
Where is it?
The flag, which has been in
the hands of the Smithsonian
Institution since 1907, resides
in a laboratory at the National
Museum of American History.
Since 1996, experts have been
working on what's called The
Star-Spangled Banner
Preservation Project.


The flag now lays flat on a
platform behind a 50-foot long
floor-to-ceiling glass wall. The
lab is open to visitors.
Two of the early tasks
involved removing the approxi-
mately 1.7 million stitches that
attached the linen backing to
the flag, and removing harmful
materials from the surface of
the flag with non-abrasive cos-
hietic sponges.
A handout from the
Smithsonian reports the conser-
vators, wearing surgical scrubs
and using special tools, worked
at times on the flag on their
stomachs from a 32-foot wide
moveable gantry, or platform,


suspended four inches above
the flag.
Once the project is complet-
ed, the flag will be displayed in
a new Star-Spangled Banner
gallery, expected to open in
2007. In the meantime, visitors
can view the flag in the preser-
vation lab.
The flag, which originally
measured 30 feet by 42 feet,
now measures 30 feet by 34
feet, thanks to wear and tear
and the cutting off of pieces of
the flag for souvenirs. Of the
original 15 stars, 14 remain.
The 15th has been missing
since before 1873.


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defend the fort, including hoist-
ing an emblem so big "the
British would have no trouble
seeing it from a distance."
Armistead contracted with a
Baltimore flag-maker, Mary
Young Pickersgill, to stitch a
flag 30 feet by 42 feet from 400
yards of wool bunting, with. 15
stars, measuring two feet from
point to point, and eight red and
seven white stripes, each two
feet wide. It weighed 50 pounds
and cost $405.90.
"Whose broad stripes and
bright stars, thro, the perilous
fight."
Francis Scott Key viewed the
bombardment, which started at
7 a.m. on Sept. 13, 1814, from


the deck of a British ship. What
was this American doing there?
Key was a lawyer and ama-
teur poet and was helping to
secure the release of an
American physician imprisoned
on one of the British warships.
Under a flag of truce, Key
sailed from Washington to
Baltimore and was able to
board the warship. The English
agreed to release the doctor but
because the battle was about to
begin, no one was allowed to
leave.
"O'er the ramparts we
watched, were so gallantly
streaming?"
So Key became a witness to
the "Battle of Baltimore." The
bombardment lasted for 25
hours, with some 1,500 bomb-
shells fired at the fort. Some of
the bombs had faulty fuses


which caused them to explode
before reaching their target. The
British also fired the new
Congreve rockets that gave off
wobbly arcs of red flame across
the sky.
"And the rockets, red glare,
the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro, the night
that our flag was still there."
At "dawn's early light" on
Sept. 14, 1814, Key looked out
- and there was the flag. It's not
clear if that was the flag that
actually flew over the fort dur-
ing the bombardment. Some
historians suggest that a 17-foot
by 25-foot storm flag had flown
over the fort during the rain,
with the larger flag hoisted that
morning.
"0 say, does that star-span-
gled banner yet wave
,O'er the land of the free and


the home of the brave?"
Key felt so inspired by this
sight he started to write a poem
on the back of a letter he had
carried with him. Later, at a
Baltimore hotel, he finished the
poem, now made up of not one
but four verses. It was later pub-
lished under the title, "Defence
of Fort M'Henry." It soon
became a song, with the tune
taken from an English song
called "To Anacreon in
Heaven." One historian reports,
"In October (1814) a Baltimore
actor sang Key's new song in a
public performance, calling it,
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
In 1931, Congress made the
song the national anthem,
although it had already been
adopted as such by the Army
and Navy.


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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

Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Christ cen-
Stered 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.
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.
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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 noonr
conversational English; 7-9 p.m.
computer class and conversational
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. Vernon Harkey, pas-
tor.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family, friends
and faith. Sunday morning worship
serviced are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Nursery is provided for both servic-
es with Children's Church at 11 a.m.
Life changing Bible Study for all
ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Join Sr.
Pastor Greg Penna in a wonderful
time of worship that features rele-
vant messages based on God's
Word. Associate Pastor Allen
Altvater leads the youth in their
quest to become more like Christ.
Sunday night worship at 6.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer
meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth
worship in the youth facility, and
missions training for all children. Call
the church at 655-1524 or Pastor
Greg Penna at 386-0679.,
* 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 pastor.
Randy Chastain, associate pastor.
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 information
about the church or the ministries
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.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
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. OHice 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.
* Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC)
3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and
Vaferie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Dr. George. R.
Lockhart, Pastor; Michael D. Paris,
Minister of Music; and Nathan
Didway, Director of Student
Ministries. Sunday School, 9;30
a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship,
10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening
Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer,
6 p.m.; Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Youth
Worship, 6:30 p.m. and Team Kids,
6:30 p.m. Nursery provided Sunday
and Wednesday. For information,
call 382-3695.

CATHOLIC

* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St.,
Sebring, FL 33870), 385-0049. The
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, pastor. Masses
- Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m. Sunday: 8
a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish
Mass. Confessions: 4-4:45 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


ORSHIP


IRebecca 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 minis-
ters, 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 director, 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 Lanra.
Paslor. 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

* 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 Christ and promote
communities of loy, hope, love and
peace.
* 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:
wwweastsidecc.org S.C. Couch.
minister: cell phone 464-2845 or
home, 699-2617. Sunday Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week 10-15 a.m. Youth Church
with Martha Crosbie, director at 11
a.m. Janel Couch, choir director
Thelma Hall, organist. 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
(on Sabbatical). Steve Bishop, youth
minister will be preaching. Sunday:
9 a.m. Bible School, 10 a.m.
Worship. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.
Youth Groups and Adult Study.
Nursery is always provided.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Ave., (comer of Poinsettia
and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL
33870. Phone: 385-0352. The Rev.
Juanita S. Roberts, supply 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; %Uth Minfllter;
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

* 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 Iree pub-
lic 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 SI., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sunday- Church School, 9 am;
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 Paslor. Phone
385-1597.
* Lorida Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road. Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S 981
Mailing address is PO Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-1466.
Sunday School classes for children.
youth and adults at 9'30 a m
Christian worship al 10-30 a.m
Varied programs at 7 p.m Paslor,
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.
* 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 ol
service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9
am Sunday Worship Service. 10
a.m; Sunday Evening Service, 6
p m.; Wednesday Bible Class. 7
p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD

* Living Waters Church of God,
4571 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL
33875. Sunday opportunities:
Homecoming Worship, 8 a.m., tradi-
tional and southern gospel music;
Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;
Encounter Worship, nursery, kids
church, 10:30 a.m.; Adoracion en
Espanol, 1 p.m.; Choir Practice,
5:30 p.m.; and Camp Meeting, 6:30
p.m. (Last Sunday of every month:
Newcomer's dessert). Tuesday:
C'mon guys, pastor's prayer part-
ners, 6 a.m.; Bread of Life Food
Pantry, 4-6 p.m.; and Prayer
Meeting (en Espanol), 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Wednesday night min-
istries, 7 p.m.; and Worship team
rehearsals, 8:15 p.m. Home groups
meet various days, times and loca-
tions. Call 385-8772 for details, en
Espanol 385-4289.


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CHURCH OF NAZARENE

* First Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday. Sunday School begins at
9 45 a.m. for all ages; Morning
Worship at 10:45 a.m Service at 6
p.m Wednesday evening service at
7 p.m. with special services for chil-
dren, yourth and adults. Special
services once a month for seniors
(Prime Timers), and young adults
and families. Call for details at 385-
0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison
Associate Pastor Tim Taylor

CHURCHES OF CHRIST
IN CHRISTIAN UNION

* Community Bible Church -
Churches of Christ in Christian
Union, (Orange Blossom
Conference Center) 1400 C-17A
North (truck route), Avon Park
Presenting Jesus Christ as the
answer for lime and eternity. Sunday
morning worship service, 10:30
a.m. Nursery provided. Junior
Church activities at same time for K-
6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour
a311 ages), 9:30 a.m. ITransportation
available.) Sunday evening praise
and worship service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening prayer service,
7 p.m. Children and youth activities
at 7 pm. Wednesday. Everyone is
welcome, please come worship with
us Tom Schankweiler, Pastor.
Phone 453-6052.

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 whth
Christ spiritually and physically
embracing the future Phone, 453-
5664 or e-mail
redeemer 1895 @aol corn

N St. Agries 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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Find wildlife by learning about the places they call home


It has been a busy spring
filled with many field trips here
in the hammock. Most local
schools and many from the sur-
rounding communities have
brought their students to
explore the wonders of the
hammock with a ranger guide.
Students have taken walks, tram
rides and have learned more
about "the Real Florida."
Wildlife is always the popu-
lar topic, but this year's ques-
tions seemed to focus on habi-
tats and home ranges. The kids
wanted to know how the
rangers knew where to find the
animals. It's not a special gift,
rather it's the result of daily
observation.
All wildlife has specific habi-
tat requirements the factors
they need for survival. These
can include den or nesting


places, food sources, water,
some room to roam, and of
course, others of their species.
Students seemed interested to
know how the park had
changed since last summer's
hurricanes, and how the wildlife
was doing in spite of it all.
Some areas of the park have.
changed, but there is enough
natural space that some of'the
animals simply moved around.
All species have territories or
"home ranges" within their
habitats. Simply put, these are
the places within a habitat that a
species visits. As they travel
around within a habitat, they
create their territory.
Think of this territory like the
rooms of a house. Some areas
are for sleeping, others for eat-
ing, some for hunting and so
forth. Territories must provide


all the basic necessi- -
ties for survival.
When animals
leave their territories
due to predators or
loss of food, they
expose themselves to
starvation and other
predators. Simply
put, for many RAL I
wildlife species, it's
best to stay home. Doroth
This is the secret
of that extra-sensory
ranger skill finding
the animals. We observe
wildlife in the park every day.
We notice the patterns that
emerge in their movements.
After a while, we find ourselves
waiting in expectation for cer-
tain species to show up in cer-
tain areas.
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guaranteed. This is you've seen a species in a par-
why it's so much fun ticular place once or twice, that
to join a ranger on a doesn't necessarily mean that
tour. We can usually they live there. Think of it this
direct you to that spe- way: I see you out in the com-
cial "wildlife show" munity, maybe while you're out
that seems to elude doing some shopping at Wal-
many visitors. This of Mart. If I see you there, I
course brings us back wouldn't automatically assume
to that topic of "home that you live in the Wal-Mart
ranges." store! That would be ridiculous.
this week, I've had I would know that you are out,
anity to speak to several visiting this place and know
out in the community that you do have a home some-
ng non-typical wildlife where nearby, even if I don't
gs. Sometimes animals know exactly where it is.
s just show up in places Animals are like that, too.
st don't make a lot of Perhaps there are raccoons in
Could be that they've the dumpster, but that's not
eir habitat, been chased where they raise their babies!
How about those Florida scrub-
jays that mooch peanuts on
your favorite central Florida
golf course? Needless to say,
they don't nest on the golf
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The Lake Placid Church of Christ
invites you to
Vacation Bible School
starting June 13th 19th
9am 12pm
Join in the adventuresonthe
Life of Joseph and his coat of many colors.
Tasty snack and lunch served daily.
SLive skits and keepsake crafts.
Thursday night Spaghetti dinner followed by
a play of Joseph's life.
Dinner: 6:00pm Play: 7:15pm
The Church of Christ is located at 235 E.
HibiscusAvenue
For information call: 465-4636


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GRACE BRETHREN

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

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* Spirit of Life Ministries
International, temporarily meeting
at Safari Inn meeting room, 1406
U.S. 27 North, Sebring. Pastors, Jim
and Helen Todd. Phone: 214-6133.
Sunday service, 10 a.m. Bible study
in pastor's home 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Call for directions.
Visit our Web site: www.spir-
itoflifeintl.org. "Where the future is
as bright as the promises of God."
* 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, 385-4925, 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 provided);
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.
* 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, NewYear's Eve
and Easter; Midweek Services dur-
ing Advent and Lent. Faith's Closet
Resale Shop is open to the commu-
nity 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 ol
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 9:30
a.m. (The 8 a.m. service resumes
Oct. 3) Coffee and fellowship hour
follow the service. Wednesday wor-
ship, (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 Benglson,
Pastor; Reinhold Buxbaum.
Associate Pastor; and Wayne
Henderson, Youth Pastor. Church
office 385-1024.
E U 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. Pas'or Lester Osbeck.
A small friendly church wailing for
your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., member of Christian
International Apostolic Network
(CIAN), meets at the Sebring Civic
Center (behind the library) on
Lakeview Drive at 10 a.m Sunday.
Members also meet at 7 p.m.
Thursday at Arise in ihe Shops of
the Highlands Plaza across from the
Highlands County Agri-Civic Center
on U.S. 27 Soulh Linda M. Downing.
Minister: Phone, 314-9195, Indad-
owning@hotmal com. Casey L.
Downing, Associate Minister:
Phone, 385-8171,
caseydowningi4hotmail.com Web
site is chrsriantraining.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. corn.
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoraclon, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de mila-
gros y sanidad, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible service' and
prayer, 7:30 p.m. Miercoles studio
Biblico y oracion, 7:30 p.m. Come
visit us and experience the power of
the word of Jesus Christ in salva-
tion, deliverance, miracle and heal-
ing. Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893.
* 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.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avr'i Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
worship, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday -
Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30
p.m.; Youth BIDle Study, 7 p m.; and
Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each
monlh. Youth ministry is fourth
Sunday. Women's Ministry is fifth
Sunday. "Where there is no vision
my people perish."

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
am Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Ouest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759: e-mail:
covpres@sstrato.net. Web site:
wviw cpcsernng 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., Sebnng, 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@earthlink.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, 9:45
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

CHURCH OF LATTER
DAY SAINTS

* The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints. 3235 Grand Pnx
Drive, Sebring, FL 33870 Phone:
382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop;
Alfred Schreioer, 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 Pnesthood/Relief Society,
11:10 a.m.

SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

* Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 2106 N. Staie 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@strato.nel. Saturday
morning worship services: 8 15 a.m.
and 11:15 a.m. Sabbath School.
9:50 a.m. Adventst Youth in Action
(AYA), 4 p.m. Vespers one hour
before sunset. Wednesday prayer
meeting 7 p.m. Senior Pastor Paul
Boling; Associale Pastor Eben
Aguirre: and Youth Pastor Tom
Baker. Walker Memorial Academy
Christian School offering education
for kindergarten through 12th
grades.

THE SALVATION ARMY

* The Salvation Army Center for
Worship. Sunday: Sunday School.
9:45 a.m., Holiness meeting, 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

E 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 visitation; Rev. Robert
Thorn, pastor. Everyone is welcome.


* 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.. pantemporary
Sunday Worship, at 9:40. am.
Sunday School. at. '9;0.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 Jernigan, director. 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. Claude H.L. Burnett. assis-
tant to the pastor. Sunday worship
schedule. Sunday school for all
ages at 9 30 a.m. and Worship serv-
ice at 10-45 a.m. We offer Christ-
centered Sunday school classes,
youth programs; Bible studies, book
studies and Christian fellowship. We
are a congregation that wants to
know Christ and make him known.
For more information, check out our
church Web site at www.memori-
alumc.com or call the church office,
465-2422.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872; Sebrlng Country
Estates. The Rev. P. Dean Brown,
Pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
Sunday Morning 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.
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
Sebring. The Rev. Dale Schanely,
Pastor Sunday Morning Worship,
9:55 a.m., adults and children;
Fellowship hour, 11 a.m after wor-
ship service; Prayer and Bible Study,
6.30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir
rehearsal 7 p.m., Thursday. United
Methodist Men, 8 a.m. second
Saturday. United Methodist Women,
1 p.m. first Thursday. Church office
phone, 655-0040.

UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

*. mmanuel United Church of
Christ, 3115 Hope Street, Sebring,
FL 33875. Sunday worship, 9:30
a.m. Children's Chnstian 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 North Butler Ave., 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.


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simply out foraging for food or
perhaps searching for a mate. It
may even be that this area was
once part of their habitat, but is
now developed and on the
fringes of their now shrunken
territory.
So keep in mind that to see
lots of wildlife, not just these
non-typical sightings, you need
to know a little bit about habi-
tats. It's not hard though, just
think about the sort of things
that you need in order to feel at
home. A safe place to sleep,
good food, good friends-and a
little patch of "the Real Florida"
to call your own. Once you
know what they need, you'll
know where to find them!

Dorothy Harris is a park serv-
ice specialist at Highlands
Hammock State Park. For
details, call 386-6094. For
more information about
Florida's state parks, visit the
Web site at http://www.floridas-
tateparks.org.










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Spanish bayonet is hardy but requires delicate handling


The Spanish bayonet, or
Yucca aloifolio, is a very attrac-
tive plant if you like a tropical
look, but unless you can be a
full-time gardener who doesn't
mind working with his plant, be
forewarned: It is going to stab
you at some point, and the
wound is going to hurt.
I have been wounded by this
plant on numerous occasions.
To the credit of this plant, it did
keep some of the young men in
my neighborhood from bother-
ing my daughter during her
teenage years. They were
removed some years ago, how-
ever, and I do not intend to
replant them.


Spanish bayonet is native to
Florida and easy to raise. It will
grow from cuttings or from
sprouts around the base. It toler-
ates drought and is a favorite
along beaches and dunes. It will
grow in some of the poorest of
sands, such as Highlands
County's sugar sand or ball-
bearing sand technically
known as Archbold sand by the
soil scientists of Florida, as it is
one of the most abundant soils
on the property of Archbold
Biological Station near Venus.
The Spanish bayonet has
handsome flowers that are
white and somewhat cup like.
These flowers appear in the


springtime are held
erect by a plant part
called a panicle or
stalk. According to
the late Dr. John
Watkins, professor
emeritus of the
University of
Florida's horticulture
department, the petals
are edible.
This hardy plant
will grow well in full
sun or in the shade. It
can serve as a formi-
dable barrier to any
area that you would
not want intruders to
enter, and is used as


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such in amentosa.
such in amentosa.


many beachside
homes on both
coasts of the
Sunshine State.
Agavaceae, the
same family of the
Spanish bayonet, has
other plants who
may want to explore
- the Yucca gloriosa,
for example, and the
ucca elephantipes.
'here is also the
ative plant called
kdam's needle or bear
rass with the botani-
al name of Yucca
malliana or Yucca fil-


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Local students get academic department awards at FSC


The Florida Southern
College Academic Department
Awards were announced at
Honors Convocation April 20.
The following students/grad-
uates received department
awards and/or scholarships:
Florida Citrus Mutual
Outstanding Student
Achievement Leadership
Award Justit Pettit, a senior
citrus major. He is the son of
Michael and Shelly Pettit of


Sebring.
Florida Dept. of Citrus
"Outstanding Citrus Student"
Award Laurie Howerton, a
senior marketing citrus major.
She is the daughter of David
and Elizabeth Plank of Lake
Placid.
Jack Harrell Jr. Ridge Golf
Course Superintendents
Association Scholarship Chris
Andrews, a senior recreational
turfgrass management major


from Sebring.
Hughes Memorial
Foundation Scholarship -
Robert Barber, a junior citrus
major. He is the son of Thomas
and Deborah Barber of Avon
Park.
Kocide. Scholarship -
Jason Johnson, a senior citrus
major. He is the son of Ted and
Kathy Johnson of Avon Park:
Presser Scholarship -
Christopher Welch, a senior


music education major and son
of Steven and Mary Welch of
Sebring.
Founded in 1885, Florida
Southern College is a private,
comprehensive United
Methodist college with a liberal
arts core. The college maintains
its commitment to academic
excellence through 38 under-
graduate majors and distinctive
graduate programs in business
administration, education and
nursing.


All of these plants have
spines that are less likely to
harm you than Spanish bayonet.
I suggest you look them up by
using http://www.floridata.con.
You can enter the botanical
name in the Google search
engine and see what you find.

If you have a plant that you
would like for one of the Master
Gardeners to write about or if
you have gardening questions,


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.
Don Farrens is a Florida
Master Gardene,; affiliated
with the University of Floridq's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.


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