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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Creation Date: December 11, 2005
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
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SEBRING
Nothing on this earth is of more
value than life itself. Material
things are replaceable, but
nothing can replace a human being.
Losing a loved one is always griev-
ous, no matter the circumstances; but
some losses are more difficult to bear
than others.
'Time heals," they say. But for some,
time stands still leaving them in a
perpetual state of emptiness, frozen in
time, unable to resume any semblance
of normal life.
Many young lives are lost to disease
and tragic accidents every day leav-
ing parents, family and friends with
nothing more than memories, heartache
and a void that can't be filled. Still,
over time, somehow people find a way
to carry on. When a life is lost because
of someone else's irresponsible,
thoughtless, senseless and selfish
actions, however, the grieving process
is infinite.


Such is the case for Diane and
Ludwig Hornis of Sebring.
Nov. 26, 1993, the day after
Thanksgiving, was the last day the
Homis family would see their beloved
and only son Eric. He was 21 at the
time and would have been 33 this year.
Eric had been making plans for col-
lege, just beginning his adult life, when
he was brutally and abruptly killed -
snatched from his loving parents and
grandparents.
Driving his red car that night (the
color "he chose purposely," according
to his mother, "so that people could see
him and he wouldn't get hit"), with his
grandparents following behind after
having enjoyed the day together, he and
another man simultaneously rounded
the same curve from opposite direc-
tions. The man driving the other vehi-
cle, Walter Wade (39 at the time), was
traveling at 77 miles per hour when
they collided head on. Eric's car was
knocked back 40 feet, obliterated and
every bone in his young body was
crushed instantly.


Wade was not supposed to be driving.
"This was not an accident," said
Diane Horis. "He (Wade) thought it
was OK to drink and drive a car with-
out a license and also high on cocaine.
Because of this man's choices ... our son
is dead."


Wade lost had lost his driver's license
due to prior offenses.
Diane Homis will never forgive him
for the choice he made that fateful night.
It was that tragic moment in time that

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Murder charge dropped on Carpenter


Pleads to firearm possession,

accessory after fact


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING A man charged
with second-degree murder in a
shooting death got the charge
dropped Thursday thanks to tes-
timony from the victim's broth-
er.
However, 24-year-old
Frazier Booney Carpenter pled
to possession of a handgun by a'
convicted felon and was
charged with accessory after the
fact.
He'll serve concurrent three-
year sentences on those
charges, with credit for time
served in the Highlands County


Jail. Circuit Judge Olin
Shinholser sentenced Carpenter
on Thursday.
Allegedly, on May 12, 2003,
Carpenter took part in a bad
drug deal between Corey Terrell
Braswell, then 23, and Aaron
Lamond Curry, 18 at the time,
and his brother, Jeremiah Curry,
21 at the time.
All of the young men came
from Avon Park.
Braswell and Carpenter
drove to South Delaney Avenue
and Hal McRae Boulevard in
Avon Park and met with the
Curry brothers between 1-2
p.m., according to arrest


reports.
There was an argument, then
a fight. A .22-caliber gun Was
pulled out during the fight and

Curry was
shot and
killed.
Initial arrest
reports
alleged that
Carpenter
approached,
holding the
handgun, CARPENTER
using it as
an intimidation tool.
The reports alleged that dur-
ing the argument, the gun was
put back in the car, but alleged-
ly Braswell got it and hit Aaron
Curry in the head with it. Later,
reports alleged, they were in a


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KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Just hours after being robbed at gunpoint, Subway manager Kena Harris (right) and sandwich artist
Christie McMahon return to work to finish their shift at the Suliway store in the Sebring Plaza. Harris
said a white man wearing a black cap, dark sunglasses, a navy blue sweater and faded blue jeans pulled
out a gun and demanded all the money.


foot chase, Braswell got the gun
from Carpenter, and fired at
Aaron Curry, killing him.
According to Assistant State
Attorney Steve Houchin, an
investigation into the argument
and shooting revealed that ini-
tial reports were fabricated. As
a result, his office offered the
men plea agreements.
Allegedly, Jeremiah Curry
was interviewed about the inci-
dent and told prosecutors that
he made up the story to hide the
drug deal from family mem-
bers.
On Sept. 19, Braswell pled
guilty to manslaughter and got a
20-year sentence. Frazier was
still scheduled to go to trial on
murder charges at that time, but
has since accepted a plea agree-
ment.


Houchin said Friday that
Carpenter did actually pick up
the gun from the ground after
the fact and drove himself and
Braswell from the scene, but
that was all of his involvement
with it.
For that, he was charged with
accessory after the fact.
When something changes inf
the case in favor of the accused,,
Houchin said, he must take that
in account.
The change came as a sur-;
prise on: Friday to Avon ParkI
Police Chief Frank Mercurio.i
Up until then he thought thej
case would go to trial.
However, he was able to talk'
with Houchin and learn about
the new evidence that reduced
Carpenter's involvement.


Subway robbed



at gunpoint

By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
SEBRING An armed robbery at the North Sebring Subway
led a Highlands County K-9 officer on the fresh sent of stolen
dough.
Though the tracking dog had hit on a trail, no solid leads were
developed in finding the suspect whom store manager Kena Harris
described as "calm ... very sure of himself."
She said the robbery occurred about 10:50 a.m. Friday at the
Sebring Plaza location.
"Just seeing the gun, it scared me," Harris said, after completing
her shift and going home.
But before the suspect approached her, he had visited the men's
bathroom and sat down at a table.
"My first instinct was to ask him, 'May I help you?' and he
replied that he was waiting for his wife," Harris said.
Five minutes later, he walked out of the store and came back a
minute later, she said, explaining that a customer had come in and
ordered a sandwich.
"He-was looking at the customer going the opposite way as he
walked to the counter," Harris said. "Once the customer was out-
side, he came to the counter."
Again, Harris asked if she could help the man.
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HIGHLANDS

in brief

A shining star

goes up
LAKE PLACID ERA
Advanced All Service Realty
Inc. has once again hoisted
the decorative "star" that has
so long been a part of the
holiday season of Lake ,
Placid.
Due to the recent hurri-
canes the star was in much
need of repair.
The star also symbolizes
the firm's gratitude to the
community-for helping make
Advanced All Service Realty,
a success. With more than 70'
agents in four different loca-
tions, ERA Advanced in
Lake Placid, Century 21
Advanced in Sebring, Avon
Park and now Lake Wales,
the firm's sales.are in excess
of $188 million.
Stop by for a holiday
cookie and a cup of coffee.
Ronnie and Sandra
Carter/owners, all the staff
and the agents wish the pub-
lic a Merry Christmas and a
safe, healthy and happy New
Year.

Coalition

meets Dec. 14
SEBRING The
Highlands County
Community Coalition for
Substance Abuse Reduction
will meet at 9 a.m.
Wednesday in the conference
room of Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center on
Sun 'N Lake Blvd.
Residents or organizations
interested in helping to pro-
mote awareness of the neea-
tive effects of'substance
__abje apd lioassist in -he '.
coalition's efforts to reduce
substance abuse in the com-
munity are welcome to
attend these monthly meet-
ings.
For additional information,
contact Dr. Laura Van Horn
at 471-5662 or Kay
Mollenkopf at 382-7246.

No change in

collection
AVON PARK City of
Avon Park Public Works
garbage pick up for
Christmas holidays will have
no changes in their usual
schedule. They will be
dumping garbage on Friday
and Monday, Dec. 23 and 26.


CLARIFICATION

In a News-Sun story Friday,
it was reported that the Sebring
council gave board powers to
code enforcement officers,
which is inaccurate. Individual
board members were made
magistrates, which in specific
"emergency" situations allows
individuals to act on behalf of
the. board. The News-Sun
regrets this error.


New water meters trickle into Sebring


By KEVIN J. SHUTt
News-Sun
SEBRING The Sebring
utilities department in January
will begin the six-month
process of replacing current
water meters with computerized
units that can be read from a
distance.
At its regularly-scheduled
Tuesday meeting, the city coun-
cil approved the purchase of an
automatic meter reading system
from Master Meter in Texas.
The $3,356,037 system
(price includes installation,
replacing an estimated 2,000
broken meter boxes, a miscel-
laneous. repairs contingency,
and a scrap metal credit) will
replace or upgrade more than
17,000 meters from 3/4-inch to
2-inches in diameter.
Vanguard Utility Service,
based in Kentucky, will perform
the meter exchange, retrofitting
the 3- and 4-inch meters with a


radial dial transmitter allowing
remote reading.
"There are benefits to both
the city and the customer," Bob
Boggus, administrative coordi-
nator, utilities department, said.
As meters age they slow
Down and sometimes stop,
Boggus explained, preventing
the city from recording the
flow.
An inability to record flow
results in loss revenue.
"Our line loss is a little on the
high side by industry stan-
dards," Boggus said.
Customers will benefit
because the AMR meters record
data and note unusual flow
trends, a sign of a possible leak.
"The new meters' are mini-
computers in the ground,"
Boggus said.
They can store up to 4,000
readings, capturing data in
four-hour increments.
"Currently, if customers


Meters meet maker

Sebring will scrap more than 15,000 old meters some
estimated to be more than'25 years old.
At 33-cents per pound, each 3/4-inch diameter meter is
worth $2.88. As the meters increase in size, so do their
scrap metal value.
Each 1-inch meter is worth $3.30, 1 1/2-inch meters will
bring $4.95 each, and 2-inch meters will net $6.60 each,
according to a Nov. 9 project cost estimate.
The city will be credited an estimated $46,898.28 for the
meters it throws out.
Residential meters (most are 3/4-inch) less than three
years old will be retrofitted with an interpreter that allows
the meters to function with the new automatic meter read-
ing system.


receive a bill that is higher than
expected we have no way of
verifying our readings are cor-
rect," he said, acknowledging
that errors occur in billing.
"With the data-logging func-


tion, we can pinpoint what day
that water was used, almost to
within an hour from when it
went through the meter."

When a meter detects contin-


uos flow, a notification is sent
to the utility department which
in turn alerts the customer,
warning them they may have a
leak, Boggus said.
"There's a lot of work we
need to do," he said. "But it's
coming together."
The city will finalize con-
tracts (with the meter company,
installation company, and Bank
of America for the loan) over
the next several weeks and
Boggus anticipates beginning
the project by the end of
January..
Before the work begins, the
city will send letters to water
customers informing them how
to identify authorized workers
and what to expect during the
change-out.
Some meters are more than
25 years old.
"We might even find some
museum pieces," Boggus said.


County transfers $350,000

to fix leftover storm damage


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Highlands County Commissioner Barbara Stewart (from left); Heartland Christian School
Headmaster David Noel; Sebring Chamber of Commerce Finance Manager Toni Kopp;
Chamber of Commerce 'Executi\e Director Dan Andrews; Highlands County School Board
Chairman TOe R6%. Richard Norris; Highlands County ComAissione-r Bob Bullard; Sebring
,,Myor Geore 'Hlensle.'tour Ihe Early Learning Coalition Thursday aftiern.o9 during the cen-
ter's grand opening celebration in Sebring. The Early Learning Coalition runs the Voluntary
Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) and offers many resources for parents. The Early Learning Coalition
employs 12 people and has about 600 VPK students.



Frostproof woman dies in wreck north of county


News-Sun
AVON PARK A woman
heading into Highlands. County
from Frostproof died Thursday
afternoon in a collision on U.S.
27 at the Avon Park Cut Off
Road.
Jennifer M. Brown, 20, was
allegedly not wearing her seat
belt when her 2000 Pontiac left
the inside southbound lane of
the highway, entered the medi-
an and began to rotate counter-
clockwise, turning over on its
roof.
It slid on its roof into the
northbound lanes into the path
of Charles Walker, 71, also of
Frostproof, who was driving a
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche sport
utility truck in the northbound
outside lane.
His truck hit the right side of
her car and they both came to
rest in the northbound lanes.


Browfi died
injuries.


from her


Charles Walker and his pas-
senger, Barbara Walker, 68,


were both taken to Lake Wales
Hospital for treatment.


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News-Sun
SEBRING Back-to-back
heavy hurricane seasons have
local housing officials working
hard to get homes repaired.
Penny Phillippi, Highlands
County housing coordinator,
the county, between January
and July 2005,'repaired 154
homes with damage from
Hurricanes Charley, Frances or
Jeanne. The county also fixed
16 roofs and made 28 home
repairs immediately after the
storms.
There are anothqr 130 appli-
cations at her office from low-
income families who still need
home repair. To help, the coun-
ty commission transferred
$350,000 from the for-profit
housing replacement fund to
the home repair fund and
approved an amendment to the
county's hurricane housing
assistance plan.
The-! amendment crea tes.'the
Homet~ Repplir Program, which
will support emergency hous-
ing repairs for households with
very low and low incomes liv-


ing in single-family, owner-
,occupied dwellings. The funds
will help make repairs to life-
threatening problems that pres-
ent an immediate hazard to the
resident, such as dangerous
flooring, major water leaks,
roofing, and major electrical
problems.
A mortgage will be placed on
the home to pay back the cost
of the repairs, but is forgiving
after three years if the home-
owner remains in the home for
that time.
Phillippi said the state sent in
$1.3 million to replace what
Highlands County lost: 23 per-
cent of the 44,000 total housmng
units, thanks to the three hurri-
canes.
Normally, her housing assis-
tance programs repair about 30
homes through the State
Housing Initiative, Partnership.
and 16-28 homes through the
Community Development
Block Grant program.
Phillippi is certain- she will
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Avon Park Police Officer Jose Molinas collects evidence at an accident from which a bicyclist was
transported to Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring Friday. A motorist hit the
cyclist around 6:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of U.S. 27, near Fountain Funeral Home in Avon
Park. Details weren't readily available as to how the accident occurred.


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Chitwood
charged with
fraud via eBay
SEBRING A local
woman has been charged with
a scheme to defraud and two
counts of grand theft after
posting an item for sale
online, and accepting pay-
ments twice, but not sending
the item.
Leslie
Minyon
Chitwood, 27,
of Sebring,
Allegedly list-
ed a home
theater system
for sale on
CHITWOOD eBay.com, and
on Oct. 4,
2004, a man from Arlington,
Va., was the winning bidder.
He sent a check for $625,
which was cashed, but never
received the system or a
refund.
When asked about it by
Highlands County sheriff's
deputies, Chitwood reportedly
said she was delayed in send-
ing it because of the hurri-
canes.
Later, on Oct. 26, 2004, the
sheriff's office learned that a
man in Bloomington, Ind.,
was a winning bidder on a
Bose 310 home theater system
and sent a $673 cashier's
check. He didn't receive the
system or a refund.
Then, on Nov. 1, 2004, a
woman in Cooperstown, N.Y.,
had the same complaint
regarding her 17-year-old son
being the winning bidder on a
Panasonic video camera, and
sent a money order for
$992.95.
It was cashed at a local
pawn shop, but the teen never
got the camera or his money
back.
Investigators talked to sev-
eral other parties with similar
complaints, but only one
cooperated with the investiga-
tion. Numerous attempts to


contact Chitwood about the
incidents also failed.
She was charged under
warrants on Saturday, Dec. 3,
with bail set at $3,000.

Faath charged
with burglary
and battery
SEBRING Arguing with
a person over his military
clothing, then allegedly batter-
ing him got Gabriel Reamy
Faath, 27, of Sebring, thrown
in jail.
"', At 1:15
a.m.
"Wednesday,
L Dec. 7, Faath
was at the
L iBlue Lagoon
Saloon and
FAATH got into an
argument with
a 20-year-old man about the
young man's military cloth-
ing. As it escalated, Faath
allegedly threatened to harm
the young man.
Attempting to avoid a fight,
the younger man walked out-
side and sat in his car, arrest
reports said. Before he could
leave, however, Faath alleged-
ly approached the car, reached
inside and grabbed his left
shoulder, trying to pull him
out.
Allegedly, Faath hit the vic-
tim again while he stood out-
side his car.
Sebring police arrested
Faath and charged him with
burglary with battery. He was
held without bond.


Schevrell
charged in
corrections

drug sting
SEBRING A woman
working for Avon Park
Correctional Institution food


service has been nabbed in a
sting operation to smuggle
cannabis into the prison.
Gwendolyn Sue Schevrell,
47, of the DeSoto City area of
Sebring, has been charged
with conspiracy to introduce
drugs into a state prison, pos-
session of cannabis with
intent to sell or deliver within
1,000 feet of a convenience
store, and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
Bail was set at $6,500.
At 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
3, the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office Special
Operations Unit, working an
,undercover operation with the
Department of Corrections,
had an undercover officer
arrange a drug deal with
Schevrell.
SThey


SCHEVRELL


arranged to
meet at Circle
K conven-
ience store at
the U.S. 27
and U.S. 98.
the officer
agreed to


hand over a quarter-pound of
cannabis and $500 to get the
drugs into the prison.
Schevrell's red van was
parked at the gas station. The
officer parked next to her.
Scheurell got out and got into
the officer's car, arrest reports
said.
The officer handed her the
drugs and money, and said she
didn't know how she wanted
it broken up. Schevrell
allegedly said she would
break it up into ounces.
She allegedly said she had
been employed at the prison
for four months and had
smuggled drugs into the
prison on numerous occa-
sions, usually two ounces at a
time.
After she got out of the
officer's car, she was arrested.

Acosta charged
with burglary
with battery
SEBRING A man
allegedly trespassed in a home
Wednesday, Nov. 30, then


OBITUARIES


Gertrude Darr
Gertrude Darr, 79, of
Sebring, died Dec. 9, 2005, in
Sebring.
Born in Berlin, Germany, she
had been a resident of Sebring
since August, coming from
Dowagiac, Mich.
She was a homemaker and a
member of St. John Lutheran
Church in Dowagiac, Mich.
Survivors include her sons,
Danny of Warren, Mich. and
Jim of Stevenville, Mich.;
daughters, Rose Wolkins of San
Diego, Calif., Catherine Galati
of Sebring and Sandy of
Dowagiac, Mich.; brothers,
Rein Neumann of Dowagiac,
Mich., Werner Neumann of
Buchanan, Mich. and Hulmut
Neumann and Gerhart
Neumann, both of Germany;
sisters, Hannelore Sysska and
Christel Kaestner, both of
Germany; eight grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Mission
Hills Cemetery in Dowagiac,
Mich.
Arrangements were handled


slapped the resident when she
told him to leave.
Sebring police arrested
Erwin B. Acosta, 44, of
Sebring, and charged him
with trespassing and burglary
with battery. Bond was set at
$20,500.
A Sebring police officer
arrived at the Eucalyptus
Street address at 8:33 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, and saw
Acosta inside the home.
According to police reports,
the same officer previously
had issued him a trespass
warning on the same house.
The resi-
dent alleged
that Acosta
was sitting on
Sthe couch
S when she
bN-Woe arrived. She
ACOSTA asked him to
leave several
times, but he got up and
slapped her face. He appeared
very intoxicated, arrest reports
said, and would not listen to
her request.
According to reports, he
does not live there and did not
have permission to be there.


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Brunswick, Ohio.
He was a commercial truck
driver. He served in the United
States Army during World War
II.. He was a member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and
St. Ambrose Church of
Brunswick, Ohio.


Survivors include his wife
Lois; daughters, Colleen
Wirsching of North Royalton,
Ohio and Rita Eville of Brook
Park, Ohio; brothers, Eugene of
Cleveland and Father Donald
Duffy of Lafayette, La.; sister
Rita McCullough of Fairview,
Ohio; six grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1
p.m. Monday at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, with the Rev. R.L.
Polk officiating.
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By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING What greater
gift than to be with family dur-
ing the holidays?
Unless it's the Eames family
in "Yuletide Treasure."
Playwright Rachel A. Moore,
along with Restoration Church
of the Highlands and Moore
Performing Arts Inc., have pre-
sented a Christmas cliffhanger.
Charles Eames (David Reck)
was a banker who',orked hard,
but lost touch with his children.
A family that once knew love
has drifted apart, and only
comes together after he dies and
leaves the family home in St.
Louis to an adopted African-
American son.
The other four may share the
fortune if they discover their
father's greatest treasure by 12
a.m. Christmas Day. So starts a
treasure hunt, that introduces
father and children through
flashbacks, showing not the
things they had, but the time
they spent together.
The play deals with bigotry,
hatred, greed, arrogance and
even suicide, but also shows
acceptance, compassion, gen-
erosity, humility and love of
life. Rachel Moore said her title
came from "Deck the Halls,"
but the subject of adoption was
divine inspiration.
Adoption, Moore said, is
choosing and celebrating life.
Her parents.divorced when she
was 4, but six years later her
mother remarried and her step-
father adopted her.
Every year, Moore
Performing Arts tries to exam-
ine a different aspect of the hol-
iday, Rachel's husband Larry
Moore said.


"The best gift you can give is
the gift of family," he said.
New acceptance
Nine years before his death,
Charles Eames'-wife died.
Fighting desire to kill himself,
he agreed to adopt an at-risk
youth, Tre' (Derrick Roper)
whose parents were jailed for
dealing drugs.
Charles Eames taught Tre'
love and acceptance. He did the
same for the other children -
Sarah (Tracy Vega), Scott (Kyle
Tolar) and twins James and
Jennifer (Michael and Christa


Dorman) but they forgot.
Through the play, they remem-
ber, with Tre's assistance. He
knows what the treasure is, but
his father swore him to secrecy.
Roper said Tre' is tough, but
compassionate. He's had to
carry the heavy burden of see-
ing their father die while they
were gone.
His concern for them, their
spouses and their kids shows. In
one scene, he spends time with
their families his family -
while they are out hunting the
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AVON PARK Most plays
tell about the author's life.
That's true with "Most
Wanted!" a new play by Krista
Flores of Avon Park, but in
more ways than one. Not only
was she an orphan, so is The
Children's Academy of Theater.
Without a home of its own,
the theater is working to put on
a show to benefit the Children's
Advocacy Center, a collection
of agencies whose overall pur-
pose is to make sure all children
have safe and secure homes.
Set just after World War II,
the story tells of a woman who
fell in love with a boy from the
other side of town. They
planned to marry, but he was
called to service. Soon, he was
missing in action, presumed
dead.
In her pain, she turns to
drink. Arrested "drunk and dis-
orderly," she's sentenced to
community service in the local
orphanage. There, she falls in
love with the children, especial-
ly one girl.
When crooked administra-
tors steal the orphanage funds,
the nuns there ask Taylor to run
it. She agrees.
There's a surprise ending
during a Christmas Pageant
Story, performed by the
orphans and written for the play
by Susan Foster of Sebring.
Put it together
Production has been spread
over several locations for the
so-called "orphan theater,"
Flores said.
First, she had to find a loca-
tion. The auditorium at South
Florida Community College's
University Center holds 250
people.
It's a one-set play in the liv-
ing room of the orphanage.
Flores, her husband Robert, and
others have built the modular


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hope and healing, to benefit the Children's Advocacy
Center.
* 8 p.m. Friday; 12, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
* South Florida Community College University Center audi-
torium.
* Lunch and matinee, $10; all other shows, $5.
* Call the News-Sun at 385-6155 and dial 500 or 501
when prompted for an extension. Tickets also available at
the door.


set in the Flores' back yard.
They had a huge tarp in case of
rain. Pieces had to be small
enough to fit through stage
doors and mobile enough to
bring indoors.
They started building in early
November, and had' to move
sets into the garage and shed
during Hurricane Wilma.
They needed early 1900s fur-
niture to look old and worn in a
1940s setting. Cheryl Arpasi
used to own Cheryl's Grand
Emporium on Main Street in
Avon Park, before Hurricane
Charley closed her store. She
had what they needed in stor-
age.
Avon Park Youth Academy,
itself an institution for young
people, will print the playbills.
Amy Sims offered Step-by-
Step Dance Studio for rehears-
al. Gloria Coffey, Goldie
Garnich and RoseMarie Tippins
Beringer were able to loan cos-
tumes from Highlands Little


Theatre. Olympic Restaurant
agreed to cater the sponsors'
dinner on Dec. 16.
Orphan boom
When asked about the coin-
cidence that both she and
Sebring playwright Rachel
Moore independently of
each other decided to write
Christmas plays about adoption
this year, Flores said it was no
coincidence. It was providence:
God's will.
"God wanted this message
out in this area at this time," she
said. "He trusted it to people he
knew would do it."
She believes kids who need
good homes will get adopted
this year as a result. It's one rea-
son why Church of the
Redeemer in Avon Park is a
coproducer, Flores said. The
church supports arts as a way to
present life-transforming mes-
sages.
"It's a medium people can
relate to," she said.


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School resource officer joins race for District 1 seat


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
AVON PARK Alvin
Conner, a deputy sheriff and
school resource officer, with
roots in Highlands County, has
entered the race for the District
I seat on The School Board of
Highlands County.
That seat is currently held by
Wally Randall, who has stated
privately his intention to run for
re-election.
"Nothing personal against
Mr. Randall," Conner said in an
interview. "He just happens to
be living in the same zone I'm
living in.
"I just feel ready, and just
feel almost led, that this is the
time for me to come forth. I
have the energy, and I'm in the
game, so to speak, and I know
what's going on where I can be
a factor and help out."
Conner is a 20 year veteran
deputy with the sheriff's office.
For the last 12 years he has
served as a school resource offi-
cer, and for the last seven years
also has been a Drug Abuse
Resistance Education instruc-
tor.
"As a school resource officer,
which is a school police officer
basically, who works hand in
hand with the (school) adminis-
trations, I have a firsthand expe-
rience of a lot of the problems
the (school) administrations
(face)," Conner said.
"(As a DARE instructor) I've
had an opportunity to see first-
hand the needs of the teachers
and the needs of the students.
"But also, being a sheriff's
deputy, I see the needs from the
community's stand point; the
expectations they have and the
concerns they have; and how
even things that happen in the
community sometimes effect
the environment of the school.


CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/News-Sun
Alvin Conner is running for the District 1 seat on The School Board
of Highlands County. He is a 20 year veteran sheriff's deputy, and is
currently assigned as a school resource officer and DARE instructor.


"In addition to that, I was
also (involved) with the extra-
curricular part of the school
system. I was the head varsity
basketball coach at Avon Park
High School for five years, and
the boys and girls head coach at
the Avon Park Middle School
for five years.
"So with my diverse back-
ground I feel at this time I
would be an asset to The School
Board of Highlands County."
Conner's main focus would
be on keeping graduating sen-
iors in Highlands County.
"One of the things that I see
is that we lose a lot of very tal-
ented, gifted individuals to
other places.
"I grew up in Avon Park. I
went off to college and I came
back because I had ownership
in the community," he said.
"So I want to try and help
creatively, so we can draw those
young people back to


MOAA installing officers


SEBRING The local
Military Officers Association
will continue its tradition of
having its annual holiday party
and installation of the incoming
officers at its Dec. 17 member-
- ship meeting at the Candlelight
Restaurant.
The festivities will start with
an hour of music for dancing
and enjoyment by the music of
the Tommy Mitchell Duo at 2
p.m. They will be playing
music until 3 p.m., when the
program will commence.
At that time, the newly elect-
ed officers for 2006 will be
sworn in by Florida MOAA
vice president retired Na vy
Captain William W. Monk of
Tarpon Springs.
Officers for 2006 include:
Chapter President BGen
Peter B. Injasouliah, USAR
(Ret.), Lake Placid
First Vice President Col.
Roy P. Whitton, USAF, (Ret.),
Lake Placid
Second Vice President Lt.
Col. Tor Rothman, USAF,
(Ret.), Lake Placid
Secretary Lt. Jane
Christman, USA NC, Avon
Park
Chaplain Maj. .Roger
Perkins, USAF, (Ret.), Sebring
Master at Arms CWO Earl
Wesner, USCG (Ret.), Sebring
Directors, Bea Vosburgh,
Sebring; Captain Lou Brough,
AUS (Ret.), Sebring; June Felt,
Babson Park; CWO John
Fullerton, USA, (Ret.),
Bowling Green; Maj. Sam
Estey, USAF, (Ret.),
Frostproof; LTC Linn Tuthill,
USA NC (Ret.), Sebring; Lt. Jg.
William S. Brown, USNR,
Lake Placid; and Lt. Col.
Thomas Mitchell, USAF (Ret.),
Sebring.
Following the installation
and remarks by Monk, dinner
will be served to complete the
afternoon festivities.
Monk, a Vietnam veteran, is
a Navy pilot with more than
4,000 flight hours, 500 carrier
landings and 183 combat mis-
sions over Southeast Asia. He
received his commission in the
United States Army following
graduation from Texas A & I
College in Kingsville, Texas.
Following a short tour with the
Army, he was discharged due to
service reductions. He-was able
to resign his commission and
enter the Navy's Aviation
Officers Candidate program.
He received his commission as
an Ensign and his Navy Gold
Wings in Corpus Christi, Texas
in August 1960.
During his 30-year service,
Monk flew the WF-2 Tracer


from the USS Midway then to
jet transition the A-7 Corsair
from the USS America and USS
Constellation over Vietnam. He
participated in the final evacua-
tion of Americans from Saigon
from the USS Midway.
During the years that fol-
lowed, he served on the USS
Eisenhower and did tours in
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia with his
final assignment as commander
of the Naval Training -Center
Orlando, retiring Aug. 1, 1988.
Members should wear mess
dress, uniform or dark suit with
spouses and ladies dressed
accordingly.
Reservations are a must and
should be made no later than
this Wednesday. Late reserva-
tions may be made by calling
one of the following MOAA
members: In Arcadia, Lt. Roger
Bumgarner at 993-0129; Avon
Park, Lt. Jane Christman at
452-5862; Frostproof, Maj.
Sam Estey at 635-9337;
Sebring, Capt. Lou Brough at
655-2344; and Lake Placid,
Mary Martin at 699-1939.


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Highlands County where they
can have ownership too, and
they have roots, so they can use
those skills to make Highlands
County a better place."
Conner acknowledged meet-
ing the challenges of providing
a quality education would be
difficult, given the projected
increase in student population
and funding shortfalls.
"You know the school board
has their problems generating
revenue to try and make things
happen," he said. "It's almost
going to be impossible for us to
keep up with growth.
"What we have to do is try to
allocate those needs that are
immediate, and focus on the
things that are the most impor-
tant, with the resources we have
right now.
"I know funds have to be
generated from somewhere, but
we have to be very careful any
time we're going to charge peo-
ple to move (into newly built
housing), or tax people.
Because whenever people hear
that, immediately, you know,
red flags go up.
"I don't want to take a stance
(on the sales tax or impact fees),
but I want to say my vision, as




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far as seeing what is going on
is. we have to make sure we sell
what we're doing, to make the
people buy into it.
"If we're going to ask every-
body to play a part in (generat-
ing revenue), we've got to make
them feel that the part they're
playing is the best thing to do.
"But if we're going to draw
young families to Highlands
County, we've got to be careful
as far as how much we're going
put a taxation on them, so that
they'll be able to afford the
housing with the salaries that
we're offering them," he added.
Conner said he is a strong
Advocate of career and technical
education.
"So many young people ruin
their lives before they get start-
ed, simply because they had no
vision or goals of they want to
do with their life.
"Working in law enforce-
ment, a lot of times, unfortu-
nately, people find their niche in
the department of corrections.
"The problem with that is
they come out as a convicted
felon with a criminal record.
But they do find, (for example),
that they enjoy building say
laying blocks.
"Now if we can identify
those things and then direct
those energies and those inter-
ests toward that at a younger
age, then (a graduating senior)
could be a part of the construc-
tion projects and be a tax-pay-
ing, good citizen, instead of a
convicted criminal."
Because he spends a part of
each day in the classroom as a'
DARE instructor, Conner said
he is well aware of the burdens
teachers work under. He sup-
ports intense recruiting of new
teachers.
"I would love to see more
men in education, period," he
said. "We need more role mod-
els speaking to the lives of our
young people, who are not just
saying it, but actually living it
and walking it."
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people about the dangers of
drugs.
"The problem is it isn't just
marijuana and booze now. We
have a lot of other drugs,
designer drugs out there -
ecstasy and methamphetamine
- which are very, very danger-
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community also taking part, he
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Conner has served on the
boards of Habitat for Humanity
and the United Way for two
years.
He is the pastor of the Vision
Community Church in Avon
Park.
"I know about boards and
budgeting," he said. "I have to
deal with money all the time."
Conner earned a bachelors
degree in criminal justice from
South Carolina State College,
and an associate degree in
church pastoral studies from
Daytona Beach Community
College.
He is married to Willette
Conner, a registered nurse.
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Highlands County Commission Agenda
December 13, 2005


1. Meeting called to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of
Allegiance
3. Announcements
A. Clerk
Tuesday, 2 p.m., Veteran's
Advisory Board, 7205 George
Blvd.
Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.,
Historic Preservation
Commission, 501 S. Commerce
Ave.
Tuesday, 3 p.m., Planning
and Zoning Commission and
Zoning Board of Adjustment,
600 S. Commerce Ave.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.,
Industrial Development
Authority & Economic
Development Commission
Board of Directors, EDC
Office, 2113 US 27 S., Sebring
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.,
Central Florida Regional
Planning Council, Highlands
County Health Dept., 7205 S.
George Blvd.
Wednesday, 10 a.m.,
Community Traffic Safety
Team, No. 3, 4509 George
Blvd.
Wednesday, 10 a.m., Long
Range Transportation
Committee, No. 201, 501 S.
Commerce Ave.
Wednesday, 11 a.m.,


Heartland Rural Health
Network Inc. Board of
Directors, DeSoto Memorial
Hospital, 900 N. Robert Ave.,
Arcadia
4. Consent agenda
A. Request approval to pay
all duly authorized bills and
employee benefits Dec. 13
B. Request approval of the
minutes of the Nov. 22 and Dec.
6 board meetings
C. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Virginia Mass
D. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Kenneth W. & Kristina M.
Ward
E. Request approval of.
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
James B. Griffin
F. Request approval of a
Notice of Nuisance for Case
CE 05090116, 4008 Briaridge
Circle, Sebring. Parcel ID C-
14-34-28-050-0000-1460
G. Request approval of a
Consultant Services Agreement
with Chastain Skillman, CSA
8680.12. Purchasing
Warehouse Mezzanine Loading
Assessment
H. Request approval of con-
ference sponsorship Toby the
Clown Foundation, Inc., in the


Beats the president by


Editor's note: The News-Sun
has been publishing news about
Highlands County since 1927.
As a treat for our readers, we
have gone through our archives
and pulled some .stories from
previous issues that we will
share on future Sundays. Sit
back and enjoy this Flash From
the Past of Feb. 24, 1965.
AVON PARK "I beat the
President on aiding the poverty
stricken by seven years,"
declared Mrs. T.O. Martin,
whose hobby is giving away
money. During the past seven
years, she has given away over
$8,000 to the needy and various
charities.
Mrs. Martin's statement was
made recently as she declined
the invitation to serve on the
- local board created under
President Johnson's new pover-
ty aid bill.


Mrs. Martin, better known as
"Belle" is owner and operator
of the "Helping Hand," which
began as a weekend rummage
sale for the benefit of her
church. Due to the immense
volume of merchandise donat-
ed, the sale lasted one week.
Today, after 14 years, the
"Helping Hand" has mush-
roomed into a business, which
has aided charities, church
organizations of all denomina-
tions and the needy in vast areas


amount of $10,000 as recom-
mended by the Tourist
Development Council
I. Request approval to
appoint Greg Stupinski to the
Community Redevelopment
Agency to fill the unexpired
term of John Martz through
April 30, 2008
J. Request approval of
Additive Change Order No. 2
with KDL Underground &
Development Inc. for the offsite
infrastructure improvements for
Lowe's and budget amendment
05-06-59
K. Request approval of budg-
et amendment 05-06-58
L. Request approval of
Resolutions and budget amend-
ments 05-06-43; 44; 45; and 56
5. Public hearings
A. Public Hearing for pro-
posed merger of the LDR's into
Chapter 12 of the Code of
Ordinances and certain zoning
amendments
B. Public Hearing to consid-
er the purchase of Lot 24, Block
467; Lot 26, Block 473; and Lot
37, Block 465 in Sun 'n Lake
Estates of Sebring, Unit 22, as
part of the County Sun 'n Lake
Preserve
7. Workshop
Workshop on proposed side-
walk policy
8. Commissioners
9. Adjourn



seven years
of the United States.
,/ Mrs. Martin has
become well-known to
residents of Avon Park
and Highlands County
S for her charity work.
Little known are some
of the needs she has
accomplished in this
work in other areas of
the nation.
Among some of the
organizations who have benefit-
ed locally area children the
Ridge Area Day School, the
Youth Center, Lions Club; Girl
and Boy Scouts, the band and
many unfortunate persons
whose homes have been
destroyed by fire.
She has a. special fund of
$500 set aside at the' First
Methodist Church of Avon
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By ELAINE SEDLOCK
News-Sun
Norman Cukras, of Sebring,
has had quite a lot to celebrate
this year 50 years of mar-
riage to his wife Ruth, the birth
of two great-grandbabies (born
11 weeks apart in August), and
most recently, the publishing of
his first book, "Rambling
Around."
This title may sound familiar
to many within the community,
as it stems from the name of his
current newspaper .column.
This, in part, because the book
is a compilation of several of
Cukras's columns published in
local newspapers for nearly a
decade.
Currently called
"Ramblings," his earlier
columns were published under
the heading, The County Line,
when he got his start writing for
the News-Sun in 1997.
Though his format has
evolved from time to time over
the years, Cukras chose the title
of "Rambling Around" for his
book because, as stated in the
book's Forward section, he felt
that it best described both his
"often aimless" writing style
and his "wanderings throughout
the area."
The book's Forward
describes the context of
Cukras's columns as "profiles,
.snippets, or essays" profiles
being columns "devoted to peo-
ple, and on occasion places vis-
ited;" snippets, those containing
a "series of subjects;" and
essays, those that "focus on a
single subject, more often than
not containing a commentary
on some issue usually in an
irreverent manner."
Regardless of what type of
column, Cukras strives to main-
tain an element of humor as he
writes about life experiences
and his interpretations of them.
Cukras's reason for publish-
ing a book was not for fame or
money, but, as he put it, was
"really more of a vanity thing."
Having grandchildren, he
thought to himself, "Gee, I've


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I should put this in a book for Amazon.com, or by calling
the grandkids and great-grand- Cukras at 471-6298. A book
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Community

( News and events


Moose plans

several events
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Moose will have these
events this week in the lodge
for members and qualified
guests:
Today Pavilion opens
at 1 p.m. Music by Bob
Lincoin will be from 3:30-
7:30 p.m. Roast beef dinner
served at 4 p.m.
Wednesday Spaghetti
dinner served from 5-7 p.m.
Thursday Burgers,
jumbo hot dogs and fries
served at 6 p.m. Music will be
from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday Wings, burgers
and fish will be served at 6
p.m. Music will be from 7-10
p.m.
Saturday Pavilion
opens at noon. Women of the
Moose dinner at 6 p.m. Music
by Don West from 7-11 p.m.

Honor Guard

serving

breakfast
AVON PARK The Avon
Park Veterans Honor Guard
will host its famous monthly
fly-in, drive-in, bike-in, walk-
in breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m.
today at the Avon Park Jet
Center, State Road 64 West
(one mile west of Avon Park).
The all-you-care-to-eat
menu includes eggs cooked
your way, potatoes, sausage,
pancakes, toast, baked egg
surprise, apple strudel, juice
and coffee. Cost is $5.
For more information, call
382-0315 or 452-2444.

Blood drives set

for week
The Florida's Blood Centers
- Highlands has coordinated
the following blood drives in
Highlands County:
Monday Sherianne's
(former Sweetie Pye's restau-
rant) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All
donors will receive a free
Belgian waffle breakfast.
Wednesday St.
Catherine Catholic Church, off
Kenilworth Boulevard,
Sebring, from 9 a.m. to noon;
and Eye Specialist of
Midflorida, Sebring, from
1:30-4 p.m.
Thursday Heacock
Insurance, Sebring, from 8:30
a.m. to noon; and Our Lady of
Grace Catholic Church, Avon
Park, from 1:30-4 p.m.
Friday Lake Placid
Health Care from 10 a.m. to
1:30 p.m.; and Lake Placid
Jaycees will host a drive at
Highlands Independent Bank,
Lake Placid, from 3-6 p.m.
For more details or to
schedule a blood drive, call
Florida's Blood Centers Donor
Development Coordinator
Deah Spires at 382-4499 or
stop by 6550 U.S. 27 N.,
Sebring to donate. Hours of
operation are from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday; 11
a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

SHS Band to

perform
AVON PARK Sebring
High School C9ncert Band
offers a Christmas concert to
the community at 7 p.m.
Monday.
Selections from the
Nutcracker Suite and other
Christmas favorites will be


performed. The program will
begin with a performance of
the full concert band and then
offers selections by the saxo-
phone, clarinet and brass
choirs. After a short intermis-
sion the percussion ensemble,
flute choir and symphonic
band will perform.
Visit the display in the
lobby.
The band boosters meet
once a month. To join or help
the band, call Sara Rosenbaum
at 385-5850.
Woman's Club

meets Monday
SEBRING The Woman's
Club of Sebring, across the
street from Veteran's Beach,
will have its annual Christmas
Tea at noon Monday.
Members are asked to bring
fingerfoods: sandwiches, bars,
cookies, etc. Entertainment
will be by Sebring High
School Show Chorus, under
the direction of Sandra White.
Bring an unwrapped toy for an
underprivileged child and
canned goods for a less fortu-
nate family. Visitors are wel-
come.

Square dance
club starts up
SEBRING Sam Dunn,
caller for the Harmony
Hoedowners Square Dance
Club, has announced the danc-
ing schedule for this season.
The club is now dancing at
the downtown Sebring Civic
Center on the first and third
Monday of each month
through April. There will be
alternating mainstream and
plus dancing with rounds.
Casual dress or square dance
attire is acceptable. He will
teach an advanced class at the
Sebring Civic Center on the
second and fourth Monday
beginning Dec. 12. All dances
and classes run from 7:30-9:30
p.m.
Beginning dance lessons for
new and returning dancers are
from 4-6 p.m. each Thursday,
and classes for last year's
dancers from 2-4 p.m. at
Reflections On Silver Lake in
Avon Park. In addition, Dunn
has started a class in Lake
Placid at the Sunshine RV
Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday.
Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information on
classes or just to see what's
happening, call Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam
dunn @ samdunn.net.

Homeowners

meet Monday
SEBRING The
Highlands County
Homeowners Association Inc.,
will meet from 9-11 a.m.
Monday at Sebring Country
Estates Clubhouse, 3240
Grand Prix Drive.
Ken Wheeler, the new
director of the Department of
Solid Waste Management for
Highlands County will talk
about his responsibilities and
future plans for the landfill
operations and his many other
responsibilities.

Sewing group

meeting set
SEBRING The
Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m.
Monday at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center in
the 4-H laboratory.
Sewing projects include


blouses, pants, purses, hand-
bags, and socializing.
For details, call 402-6540.

Avon celebrates

50th birthday
AVON PARK The public
is invited to celebrate the 50th
birthday of Avon Elementary
from 8-10 a.m. Monday in the
cafeteria.
Meet and greet old friends
and sing-a-long with Harry
Havery in concert.
For details, call 452-4355.

Food supplies to

be distributed
SEBRING Highlands
County Human Services
announced the monthly food'
distribution for December will
begin Monday for all eligible
Highlands County residents.
Food will be distributed
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday
through Thursday, through
Dec. 29 or until supply is
exhausted.
The Human Services office
will be closed Friday, Dec. 23
and Monday, Dec. 26, for the
Christmas holiday.
Families may qualify based
on gross household income.
Additionally, anyone who is
eligible for public housing,
food stamps, Temporary
Assistance to Needy Families,
Supplemental Security Income
or Medicaid is automatically
eligible to receive USDA
foods.
Human Services is located
in the Health Department
Building, 7205 South George
Blvd. For details, call 402-
6626.

Lunch Bunch

gets together
SEBRING Fairmount
Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch
will meet at noon Monday at
Homer's Smorgasbord.
Jan Henderson will be the
hostess for this holiday activi-
ty. Remember to bring fresh
fruit to be given to the shut-ins
in the park.

Toby's Clown

Alley gathers
LAKE PLACID Toby's
Clown Alley will have its reg-
ular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday
at the American Legion on
U.S. 27.
There will be a short meet-
ing followed by a Christmas
party with games and refresh-
ments. Lots of prizes and fun
will be available. Bring a
batch of your favorite cookies.

Widows and

Widowers meet
SEBRING The Widows
and Widowers will meet for
dinner at 2 p.m. Tuesday at
Homer's Smorgasbord in
Sebring Square, U.S. 27 North
and Sebring Parkway.
Bring a white elephant item
for the gift exchange.
For information, call
Armand Langford at 385-
6225.

Placid Lakes

homeowners

slate meeting
LAKE PLACID The
Placid Lakes Home and
Property Owners Association
Inc. will have its quarterly
general membership meeting
at 7 p.m. Monday at the Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
Some of the items to be dis-
cussed will be paid positions
for the district, Fire Wise
Ordinance, dedication of the


park, new windows installed
in the town hall and seawall at
the park. Committee reports
will also be given.
Highlands County Sheriff
Susan Benton and Property
Appraiser Raymond Mclntyre
will be the feature speakers at
this meeting.
For details, call 465-4888.,

Chamber hosts
breakfast
SEBRING Greater
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce will host the
monthly membership breakfast
from 6:45-8:15 a.m. Tuesday
at Kenilworth Lodge.
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Alcohol-related crashes cost taxpayers $51 billion


Special to the News-Sun
According to the most recent
studies by the Nation Highway
Traffic Safety Administration,
three out of every 10 Sebring
residents will be involved in an
alcohol-related accident at
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WARNING
Continued from 1A

Wade's poor choice cost not
only Eric's life, but ultimately
Eric's parents' and grandpar-
ents' lives as well.
As Diane put it, "The day
Eric died, we lost not only our
only son, but our identity and
purpose in life."
She continued saying, "After
Eric died, my husband (of 25
years at the time), looked at me
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dad anymore ... we're a cou-
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Wade was sentenced to five
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remained behind bars for the
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Even so, Diane said, "There
is no justice. That man is out
walking around free and my son
is still dead. We'll never have
grandchildren." For Diane that
'is very hard.


by a drunk driver.
Dr. T. Hunter Newsom, of
Newsom Eye & Laser Center,
says these accidents are the
product of bad decisions as well
as poor vision.
"Alcohol kills. It's that sim-
ple. When people drink and
drive, it becomes impossible for
them to accurately judge how
far away objects are as their
depth perception deteriorates.


"No matter where we go,"
she said, "people are always
asking us if we have any grand-
kids. It's a constant reminder
we'll never'be able to escape."
Since this horrible tragedy
happened, not only did the
health of Diane's parents
decline dramatically, but her
husband's health also has dete-
riorated. Her dad had a heart
attack at the scene and contin-
ued to become more ill until he
died with cancer in May 1999,
and her mom died shortly after
of breast cancer in November
2001.
After Eric's grandparents
passed away, the Hornises
decided to move to Sebring to
get away from memories that
surrounded them everywhere
they went in their Ohio home-
land, where all of this occurred.
They are trying to start some
sort of new life "Not a better
one, but a new one," Diane
explained.
They have a beautiful home,
three cats, a gorgeous yard
(Diane spends a lot of time
planting flowers, landscaping,
and working in their yard since
Eric died), and a pontoon boat
they ride around in trying to
enjoy nature and focus on
something other than their sad-
ness.
Diane bought the boat for her
husband for taking care of her
mother when she was sick -
something that was too much
for her to handle emotionally
because of the close friendship
she had with her mother and the
burdens she was already, bear-
ing.
"He gave her the best of
care," she said of Ludwig. "He
deserved the boat." The day she


Their vision becomes blurred,
their eye muscles lose the preci-
sion and a reduction in contrast
sensitivity, ocular-motor con-
trol and attention deficits will
affect their performance. My
advice this holiday season,
don't drink and drive desig-
nate a driver."
Newsom warns of the fol-
lowing dangers involved with
drinking and driving:


bought it for him was the day
Wade was released from prison.
"We were driving down U.S.
27 and were so sad thinking
about the fact that he was out. I
saw the boat on the side of the
road and asked him to turn'
around and go back, and I
bought it for him."
Diane had carried pictures of
her son and his car around for
years after the accident, and
only recently put them away in
a drawer in an effort "to put it
all behind her." However, after
reading a recent article in the
News-Sun by Highlands County
Sheriff's Deputy J.P. Fane,
"Alcohol-related accidents are
costly," she decided to pull the
pictures back out, write a letter
to the paper, and send them to
the News-Sun, along with arti-
cles previously published over
the years. She hoped that her
story might cause others to
think before driving under the
influence especially with the
holidays approaching and all
the parties and festivities peo-
ple will be attending.
"If only one person's life is
spared from this it will be worth
it," she said. "That article was
really good, but I thought to
myself, 'The cost can be even
more than that you could
lose your son."'
Fane's article included statis-
tics on alcohol and traffic relat-
ed incidences and the monetary
consequences associated with
them.
Diane said that the only thing
that keeps them alive is their
belief system. "We're Jehovah
witnesses," she said, and we
believe that we will see these
people again."


Impaired night vision:
After drinking, night vision is
affected and may prevent the
detection of obstructive barri-
ers. Further-more, drunk drivers
may be more easily blinded by
high beams of oncoming cars.
Tunnel vision: Alcohol
restricts the range of peripheral
vision (seeing side events or
objects while looking forward)
causing what is known as "tun-
nel vision," similar to those of
horses wearing blinders.
Peripheral vision is often cru-
cial in averting an oncoming
vehicle or preventing the run-
ning over of a pedestrian.
-Impaired judgment:
Alcohol causes reckless driving
by creating an unjustified over-
confidence resulting in speed-
ing and assumption of unrea-
sonable risks.
Delay in reacting time:
Safe driving requires rapid
response to driving conditions.
Reaction time capabilities are
substantially reduced after
drinking as compared with a
sober status and may result in
failure to respond in time to
crucial driving challenges.
Reduced control of body
movements or equipment: The
decreased capability of an
intoxicated individual to control
his body movements or com-
plex equipment is well known.
Driving a car while intoxicated
can result in weaving driving
patterns, excessive slowing,
sudden unexpected stops of a
vehicle and going through red
lights and stop signs.


11A


Floridians warned to stop ID

theft while holiday shopping


Special to the News-Sun
TALLAHASSEE -
Shopping centers provide
the first and best place for
consumers to stop criminals
from stealing their personal
information this season.
Attorney Generaf Charlie
Crist is advising Floridians
to be careful using credit
and debit cards to pay for
gifts. With proper care, they
can avoid becoming victims
of identity\ theft.
On Thursday, Crist con-
vened the state's second
annual Identity Theft
Summit in Tampa. It
brought together officials
from law enforcement, the
retail industry. banking and
other sectors to discut' ways
to reduce identity theft.
According to the Federal
Trade Commission, a total
of 38.325 Floridians filed
fraud or identity theft com-
plaints in 2004, Almost one-
third of those complaints
concerned credit card frJud
Crist said unsuspecting
holiday shoppers create
inviting targets. At the same
time, he said, crowds and
turmoil at shopping centers
make it vitally important for
parents to keep a close eye
on small children
Crist offered the follow-
ing suggestions to avoid
identity theft:


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SUBW AY "He was calm," she said.
UB WA i "Very calm. He was not nerv-
ous at all; he was very sure of
Continued from 1A himself."
"Come here," he allegedly The suspect produced what
told her. Harris described as a western-
When she came closer he looking handgun, possibly a
pulled a gun from the front of revolver with a silver body and
his pants. woodgrain handle grips.
"He said the gun's real and to "The cops said the way I
give him all the money in the described it, it was a toy,"
register," Harris said. "I asked Harris said, explaining that in
him if he was kidding and he her situation it might as well
said it again." have been real. "I was scared."
After giving him all the bills, In a press release, Sebring
she later counted the drawer Police Department described
arid realized that the man'made the suspect as a white male in
off with more than $100. his late-20s, wearing a black


At retail stores
Don't take out credit
cards before you- get to the
register. This controls the
number of people who
might see your cards and
reduces the chance of mis-
placing them.
M Beware of others who
have cell phones in their
hands but are not making
calls. Clever thieves use cell
phones to take photographs
or videos of credit cards or
personal information.
Carry only the credit or
debit cards your plan to use.
If Nour wallet or purse is
stolen, fewer accounts get
affected.
Internet or phones
Make online purchases
through secure Internet sites
from companies you trust.
If someone allegedly
from your bank, lending
institution, or a business you
use asks you to provide
account information over
the Internet, don'i. It's a
scam called "phishing" to
get your information.
Legitimate banks and busi-
nesses already have that
information and do not need
to ask you for it.
Keep billing informa-
tion private. A oid sharing it
via cell phone, especiallS
where stranger could oer-
hear it.


baseball cap, blue sweater with
tan stripes, and faded jeans.
Harris added that the man
was a "scraggly" 5-feet, 6-inch-
es tall and weighed about 135-
140 pounds and was wearing
black shades."
He had a blond mustache and
though he wore a hat, she said
she saw blond sideburns com-
ing halfway down his ears.
To her knowledge, the store
manager said this Subway has-
n't been robbed in the past year.
Anyone with information
regarding this robbery is asked
to contact the police at 471-
5107.


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PAGE 13A + SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2005


TOFFIN IT
WITH TUFFLEY
Christopher Tuffley

Reading, writing
and arithmetic only
the beginning
For this week's Tuffin' It
feature I spent time learning
about a daunting occupation:
Being a school superintendent.
Consider the worst news
right from the start this is a
job where the boss has thou-
sands of bosses.
The Highlands County
superintendent answers not
just to the school board, or to
the parents and families of
about 12,000 students, but to
the county's voters as well.
And because almost every
voter has attended school, each
of these bosses thinks they
know everything they need to
know to pass judgment on
one's job.performance.
Then consider that anyone
seriously considering such a
career has to invest a small
fortune.just to get the job.
Wally Cox, the superintend-
ent of Highlands County
schools, spent approximately
$28,000 on his first campaign.
A person has to be both
brave and committed right
from the be inning. or maybe
only slightly crazy, to take the
challenge.;
A school superintendent's
primary duties are to enact the
school board's policies, and
oversee the day-to-day finance
and operations of the district's
15 schools.
But the superintendent also
has to keep the community
informed about educational
See READING, page 16A


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.


-- School superintendent -....


Needed: An accountant's cool, a teacher's warmth


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
SEBRING
Wally Cox had no idea, when
he started working for the
school district straight out of
Florida State University, that he would
one day be superintendent of schools. It
simply hadn't been part of his life plan.
But after spending time a:s director of
finance and planning, he found himself
with precisely the skills he thought
would be valuable for that position.
After working for five different
school superintendents, and attending
just about every important school board
and district meeting for 25 years, "I had
a pretty good feel about where we were,"
he said.
He added that the decision to run for
office had been mainly a matterof being
in the right place at the right time.
A man of faith, he felt led to the job.
He also credits his wife, Trisha, for his
decision to run.
"I asked my wife," he said, explaining
that she had kept him honest in his
appraisal, but also upbeat.
"It was something we did together.
She was comfortable (on the campaign
circuit), and a valuable asset. She went
with me almost everywhere, so an added
bonus was the time we were able to
spend together."
Cox laughs when he reflects on that
first campaign. "The first time I ran I
didn't know a lot. I talked, but I tried to
listen as well, because I had a lot to
learn. Meeting with people one on one
helped.
"But throughout the experience, I
knew even if I lost, it would be a positive
experience, because I grew so much dur-
ing it."
His first campaign began early when
Richard Farmer, who was superintend-
ent at the time, announced his intention
to retire. After 14 months of non-stop
campaigning, Cox was.pretty vell worn
out by election day.
His second campaign, coming on the


heels of a ruinous hurricane season, was
almost anti-climatic by comparison. He
didn't have too much time to spend on it,
because he and everyone else involved
in public education ivere so focused on
getting the schools back to normal.
Even today, with all Highlands
County schools repaired and back to
their regular routines, Cox's days are
full.
He starts early while'still at home,
where he goes through and answers his
mail, including hard copies of e-mail. "It
keeps my thumb on what's happening
across the district, and 99 percent of this
job is building relationships." he said.
"I make myself available to talk to
employees or parents, even angry par-
ents. I actually enjoy that. And I tell
them that it's good to see them because
they care enough about their child to be
there. That I respect them for being
there. And that we're all going to do our
best for our children."
Cox paused and thought a minute.
Then he added, "I don't do a whole lot of
it, because people meet with teachers
and principals first, and they usually take
care of any issue."
When all is said and done, it's clear
Cox loves his job.
"It's challenging to try and implement
the vision that all children can be suc-
cessful," he said, "but I'm confident
we're making strides." Then he smiled.
"I'd never done (anything like this
before), but the more I do it, the more I
like it."
According to The School Board of
Highlands County's Web site, the district
superintendent is paid a base salary of
$100,529. When certified, another
$2,000 is added for a total of $102,529.
Cox is certified.
The next public meeting of the School
Board of Highlands County will be at 4
p.m. Tuesday in the district office board
room at 426 School St.
The main telephone number for the
school district is 471-5555.


CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/News-Sun
School Superintendent Wally Cox (left) confers with Roy Wright, coordinator of trans-
portation, after the monthly principals meeting Tuesday. The cost of after hour bus
transportation has risen, Wright had told the principals. He also asked for their help
enforcing discipline on after hour bus trips, and demonstrated how to fill out the spe-
cial referral form used for. those occasions.


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industrials
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10,778.58
Record high: 11,722.98
Jan. 14,2000


Nasdaq

composite
For the week ending
Friday, December 9



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Record high: 5,048.62
March 10, 2000


Standard &

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3,348.36 Dow Jones Transportation
316.94 Dow Jones Utilities
6,902.51 NYSE Composite
5,687.87 US 100
7,581.36 NYSE Energy
6,884.04 NYSE Finance
5,867.07 NYSE Healthcare
1,186.14 AMEX Index
285.51 AMEX Industrials
1,889.83 Nasdaq Composite
1,136.15 S&P500
623.57 S&PMidCap
570.03 Russell 2000

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13,320.53 Honk Kong Index
926.93 Madrid
11,739.99 Mexico
10,730.38 Nikkei 225
844.20 Milan
1,999.14 Singapore
3,898.90 Sydney
5,632.97 Taipei
8,965.27 Toronto
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2,900.77 'New Zealand
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15,000 Ibs.- cents per lb.
Jan 06 130.75 120.30 126.60
Mar06 133.50 122.30 128.50
May06 131.25 123.90 129.50
Fri's sales 17420
Fri's open int 36238, up 1524
CATTLE
40,000 Ibs.- cents per Ib.
Dec05 93.32 91.75 91.92
Feb06 96.40 94.45 94.52
Apr06 94.50 92.95 93.12
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Fri's open int 197091, off 1724
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50,000 Ibs.- cents per Ib.
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Fri's open int 30412, up 791
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110,000 bd. ft.- $ per 1,000 bd. ft.
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1,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
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+.30 May 06 584 5660 5820 +711
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Fri's open int 9483, off 606
CORN
5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
-1.10 Dec05 194fl 186 189f1
-1.30 Mar06 2080 1990 203f1 +0
-.35 May06 217 208fl 2120 +11
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Fri's open int 770799, off 5770
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37,500 Ibs.- cents per Ib.
-2.90 Dec 05 94.50 91.00 92.75 +2.00
-1.70 Mar06 97.60 94.00 95.90 +1.15
-1.12 May06 99.75 96.30 98.20 +1.25
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Fri's open int 81408, up 4126
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112,000 Ibs.- cents per Ib.
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Fri's sales 292965
Fri's open int 516640, up 10884


Stock Exch 2S-week PE Last Chg
High Low
AutoZone N 94.63 92.90 13.00 94.28 +52.40
CSX N 49.25 48.30 11.00 49.05 +2.00
Citigrp N 49.25 48.33 11.00 48.91 +1.40
CocaBtl 0 46.68 45.62 18.00 46.34 -15.30
Dillards N 24.29 23.80 15.00 24.15+31.70
Disney N 25.25 25.03 20.00 25.19 +5.80
ExxonMbl N 59.33 58.05 11.00 58.50 -5.70
FPLGps N 42.29 41.60 19.00 42.26 -2.10
FlaPUtils A 14.55 14.41 18.00 14.45 +1.50
FlaRocks N 52.48 50.87 22.00 51.55 -36.70
GenElec N 35.80 35.34 20.00 35.53 +.30
GnMotr N 23.03 22.02 ... 22.92 +8.40
HomeDp N 41.41 40.92 16.00 41.02 -6.50
HuntBnk 0 24.28 23.92 14.00 24.11 -2.90
Intel 0 26.12 25.17 20.00 26.08 -13.50
LennarA N 57.87 56.83 8.00 57.80 -11.10
LockhdM N 63.10 62.43 17.00 62.92+12.90
McDnlds N 35.22 34.77 19.00 34.84 -.70
NYTimes N 27.38 27.02 13.00 27.29 +2.20
OffcDpt N 29.54 28.29 42.00 29.29 -6.90
OutbkStk N 40.30 39.54 19.00 40.28 -7.20
Penney N 54.75 53.93 17.00 54.30 +4.90
PepsiCo N 59.42 58.91 25.00 59.00 -6.40
ProgrssEn N 44.40 43.64 15.00 44.26 -2.40
SprintNex N 25.18 24.82 20.00 24.90 -1.20
SunTrst N 73.92 72.37 14.00 73.40 -3.80
TECO N 17.78 17.52 ... 17.65 +1.10
WalMart N 48.46 47.58 19.00 48.08 +1.10
Wendys N 51.54 50.58 ... 51.08 -1.70
Wrigley N 68.58 68.00 28.00 68.11 -9.50


Soct El W Pl P Lst hig
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A
ABB Ld N 9.34 913 ... 930 1.70
ACELtd N 55.0553.8215.0054.94 -5.60
AESCp# N 1620 15.6622.0016.07 +6.10
AK Slee N 8.37 8.12 ... 8.18 -520
AMR N 19.75 19.05 .. 19.14+14.00
ASMLHd 0 19.8519.53 ... 1975 +.20
AT&TInc N 25.0424.7722.002490 -1.70
ATITech 0 1637 15.74 .. 1633 -4.40
AU ton N 1350 1318 ... 1328 -13.30
4.6 N 3923 38.4218.003899 +4.30
AberFc N 63.87 626221.006369+15.90
AbgeriO 0 14.36 13.95 .. 14.14 +.70
Ae4nUe N 28.56 28.0218.002825 -9.30
Ac sMns 0 13.95 1.61500013.8 +5.10
AdapW 0 5.76 559 ... 564 4.70
AdoeSys 336 35.1432.0035.60 +6.30
AMD N 27.05 25.87 .. 26.90 -10.50
Agerers N 13.37 12.58 ... 13.14 -2.40
Ai N 35.3634.6553003527 -220
Ai N 18.53 17.73 ... 17.95+26.00
AiTian N 14.81 1429 .., 14.33 40
AkarnaT 0 2225215511.0021.79 +9.10
Aamosa 0 18.56 18.50 .. 1856 +1.00
Abetsn N 24.0023.0818.0023.18 -980
Alcatl N 12.66 12.42 ... 12.61 -1.00
Atea N 28.60 28.1019.028.15 +50
AogEngy N 3126 30.3436.0031.10+24.40
N 10927107.8439.00108.79+83.90
N 924 8.8527.00 9.10 -.30
Ast1a N 55.6954.8721.005528 -560
AI6 N 67.4865016.00658 -8.90
A snN 22.44 19.90 ... 276 -34.
0 19.30 18.9727.0019.05 -50
Aft1 N 72.45 71.4615.007221 -11.10
Aman 0 49.04 482541.0048.74 -3.20
Amdocs N 26.1025.8519.0026.80 -220
AHess N 124.49122.4013.00123.16-23.40
AMoviLs N 30,78 29.68 ... 30.51 +720
AAle N 1923 17.80120019.04 -1.00
AEa sOa0 21.4020.3411.0021.10 +1.00
AEP N 37.40 37.0513.0037.06 +2.80
AmE'p N 51.4450.6717.0051.15 4.60
.%n1f1 N 66.45 65.5916.0066.02 -12.70
AnSIand N 40.9340.2322.0040.72 +8.50
AmTower N 27.68 27.33 ... 2748 -5.00
armit6adeO 24.88 23.9530.002428 +420
S 0 79.74 782228.00788 -24.00
T 0 6.34 6.00... 622 4.10
Anatkk N 97.49 95.8212.0097.00+35.10
nalgDev N 38.82 37.9636.0038.44 -13,00
Ani 0 3.10 2.18 ... 2.18 +9.00
AndA N 47.80 45.72 ... 46.70+30.60
43.5943.0817.004323 -2.70
AnmTayk N 33.48 32.6558.0033.44+14.30
A1,. i ,. N 70.55692210.0069.80+1620
W i6)1 A .21 .17 ... 21 +.10
iav"' 0 69.09 67.1629.0068.44 -27.70
4.a 0 7459 73.3548.0074.33 +17.01
0 18.82 18.4126.0018.80 -.30
0 2.80 2.65... 2.79 -.60
jua N 3.69 .58... 3.67 +20
kai, N 80.0278.02 ... 78.35 +8.00
a'f...' N 24.94 24.6617.0024.80 +9.00
Ar O0 10.75 10.4537.0010.61 +6.10
AMi, N 15.56 13.8591.001 +25.400
2-.l, N 23.90 2325 ... 23.80 -13.70
A6ne 0 3.32 323... 329 -2.40
AuloNaot N 21.67 21.4110.0021.58 +4.50
Aklodsks 0 43.4742.9134.0043.02 +6.00
kboDala N 46.80 46.5226.0046.66 -4.60
AutoZane N 94.63 929013.009428+52.40
Avanex 0 1.07 .91 ... 1.06+3.00
A 'aa N 10.88610.666.00 10.71 -5.40
Avn N 2829 27.6114.0027.81 +2.40
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AARP Invst:
GNMA 2,894 +2.8 1.0 14.78 14.78
Giwlnc 2,498 +13.6 +8.90 2325 2325
AIM Investments A:
BasicValAp 3,643 +15.9 +7.60 34.14 34.14
Cisdlp 4,486 +14.3 +12.00 25.13 25.13
ICpClEq 2,271 +16.0 +10.50 30.85 3085
PraemEOy 3,409 +112 +820 10.47 1 0.47
Sunll 2,243 +18.1 +13.80 12.06 12,06
AMF Funds:
A gn 2,66 +18 +1 +2.20 9.69 9.69
AllianceBem A:
GroncAp 2,547 +152 +7.40 3.91 391
Amer Century Inv:
Eqglhoe 3,772 +13.0 +5.10 7.88 788
Gmowln 4,009 +12.7 +8.70 21.06 21.06
IncGrn 3,618 +15.4 +.0 32.03 32.03
1Groln 2216 +17.60 10.04 10.04
Selectn 3332+10.4 +440 38.89 3889
Utran 18,924 +12.5 +5.90 30.69 30.69
-..is.. ., .I,' +7.60 695 695
Amencan Funds A,
ATnisA i, n0r' .11; 9.30 19.44 19.44
I,II,.TI i, lO') .11, t+7.50 27.49 27.49
BalAp 32.234 +11.6 4.80 18.31 18.31
,BOFdAp 17,55 +70 +1.60 1321 1321
CaplnBldAp42,33 +14.6 +7.10 53.54 53.54
CapWGrAp 372 23.7 +16.60 3770377.70
EupacAp 40,820 +23.8 2.6 42.07 42.07
FilnvAp 22,710 +19.1 +1520 35.72 35.72
GwthFdAp 67,771 +185 +1720 3126 3126
HITrlAp 7,381 +133 +3.70 1214 12.14
IncFdAp 47,316 +13.9 +5.50 1.49 18.49
InBdAp 3,655 +22 +1.10 13.41 13.41
pICoAAp 64,884 +13.9 .90 32.43 32.43
NwoEonAp 6,683 +19.4 +15.10 23.43 23.43
NewPerAp 34,478 +198 +13.00 30.47 30.47
Ne WoW A 4,194 +27.8+24.70 38.73 38,73
SmCpWAp 12,043 +26.3 +20.30 35.87 35.87
TaxEplAp 3,646 +4.5 +2.80 12.3 12.38
WslulAp 61281 +13.0 +.30 31.61 31.61
American Funds B:
BanBt 5,084 +10.7 +4.00 1823 18.23
CaplnBld B3,371 +13.7 +620 53.54 53.54
CapWGrBt 2,025 +22.8 +15.70 37.49 37.49
GrowMB 6,057 +17.7+16.30 30.17 30.17
Ilinimei 4,078 +13.1 +4.70 1BA40 18.40
ICA1I 3,727 +13.0 +8.00 3227 32.27
WashBI 2,913 +12.1 +5.50 31.40 31.40
Ariel Mutual Fds:
AppMe 3278 +150 +6.80 47.16 47.16
Aeln 4,800 +17.1 +4,90 51.05 51405
Artisan Funds:
Intl 7,456 +20.1 +18.70 24.61 24.61
MidCap 4,774 +18.1 +13.40 31.16 31.16
MidCaVal 2,665 +258 +20.10 1892 1892
Baron Funds:
Assetn 2,687 +22.7 +17.90 56.97 56.97
Groth 5,005 +21.0 +1080 45.99 45.99
SmCap 2828 +21.9 +12.30 2303 23.03
Bernstein Fds:
IntDune 3,382 +4.1 +1.70 13.10 13.10
DivMun 3,006 +2.9 +1.20 1396 13.96
TxMgdlnlVIx5,934 +23.5 +17.80 23.72 2372
IntVax 2,706 +24.0 +18.20 23.70 23.70
Brandywine Fdp:
Brandynen3,80 +19,7 +22.10 31.77 31.77
Calamos Funds:
GrtrlncAp 2,838 NA NA 31.19 31.19
GmnlhAp 11,735 +21.9 +11.90 55.65 5565
GrwthC 3,441 +21.0 +11.00 53.15 53.15
Calvert Group:
Iope 3,019 +7.5 +3.10 16.70 16.70
Causeway Intl:
Insllunal 2,730 25.1 +10.50 17.19 17.19
Clper 5,075 +82 +1.60 89.00 89.00
Cohen & Steers:
RtyShsnn 2,388 +30.4 +18.40 78.49 78.49
Columbia Class A:
Acomix 3,110 +25.9 +17.80 27.83 27.83
Columbia Class C:
ToRelBdCIC1,953 +4.0 +1.10 9.66 9.66
Columbia Class Z:
AcmZx 9,796 +26.5+18.10 2843 28.43
AcomlnlZx 2,376 +31.7 +24.30 32.49 3249
ln5mTEBdn 2,064 +32 +1.30 10.31 10.31
InlaZ 2,418 +27.1+13.10 23.81 2381
LgCapldxZ 2,313 +14.0 +7.80 24.64 24.64
Davis Funds A:
NYVenA 18,044 +182 +13.30 33.84 33.84
Davis Funds B:
NWenB 5,011 +172 +12.40 32.47 32.47
Davis Funds C & Y:
NYVeY 2,821 +18.6+1360 34.20 3420
NWenC 5,216 +17.2 +12.40 32.68 32.68
Dimensional Fds:
InSmVan 4,007 +39.8+2550 1806 18.06
USLgCon 1.98 +14.1 +780 37.09 37.09
USLgVan 388 +212 +1490 22.17 22.17
USMro 3.765 +26.8+1340 1624 1624
USSmaIn 2,576 +24.3 +12.60 21.13 21.13
USSnVa 6,699 +29.9+1460 292929 2929


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Assets % tn%Rt Pike Pum
InlSmCon 2,666 +35.6+23.90 16.65 1665
xdn 1,34 +1.7 +2.10 1008 10.08
Intvan 2,414 +30.5 +18.60 18.18 W818
TMUSSmV 2,506 +28.0+1520 26.08 26.08
2YGIFxdn 1,968 +16 +1.70 9.89 9.89
Dodge&Cox:
Balancedn 23,102 +14.6 +8.30 82.59 82.59
l1coneFd 9,358 +42 +1.50 12.61 12.61
IStk I 11,082 +31.9 +20.0035.11 35.11
Slock 49,203 +19B +12.40 13962 139.62
Dreyfus:
Ap1ec 4,416 +98 +730 4074 40.74
OreyKMdr 2,05 +21.0 +17.10 29.60 29.60
Drey5S01nt 3,314 +13.7 +7.40 37.13 37.13
MunBdr 2,023 +45 +320 11.73 11.73
Eaton Vance Cl A:
Natlu 2,159 +8.1 +7.40 1123 11.23
Evergreen A:
AstlAp 2603 +148 +9.50 1434 14.34
Evergreen C:
AslAloC 2,723 +140 +860 13.88 +1.88
Evergreen I:
Corele 3,579 +3.8 +1.70 10.40 1040
AdjIatel 2.010 +2.1 +220 926 926
InllEq le 2.005 +21.7+19.20 980 9.80
Excelsior Funds:
ValResrn 4.856 +24.7 +13.80 46.31 46.31
FPA Funds:
Cap0 2,022 +22.3 +20.80 4627 4627
Federated A:
CapAppA 2231 +10. 4.20 25.41 2541
KaufmAp 2.169 +21.3+14.50 5.58 5.58
Federated Instl:
Kaunan 3,857 +213 +1450 5.58 5.58
Fidelity Advisor A:
DWilMArx 2,786 +25.2 +190 20.47 2047
Fidelity Advisor I:
Divinx 2210 +256 +20.30 20.73 2073
Fidelity Advisor T:
DivMntTpx 2,418 +249 +19.60 2029 20.29
EqGlTp 3,776 +11.9 +830 48.65 48.65
EqInT 2.900 +15.3 +9.50 30.09 30.09
GlppTx 3,037 +14.3 +11.70 33.55 33.55
MCapTpe 4,049 +222 +13.10 2441 24.41
Fidelity Freedom:
FF2010n 9,437 +10.0 +90 14.30 1430
FF2020n 11382 +13.7 +9.50 14.94 14.94
FF2030n 6,778 +15.4 +11, 15.25 15.25
FF2040n 2,783 +16.5 +11.60 8.98 8.98
InconeFdn 2,045 +5.0 +400 11.41 11.41
Fidelity Invest:
Agg(Gr r 4,261 +171 +1100 17.98 17.98
AMgr 10,026 +8.4 +4.80 16.46 16.48
AMgrfrn 3,236 +99 +5.30 15.36 1536
Batlacx 15,186 +16.4 +13.00 18.72 18.72
BleChipGr 21875 +11.1 +6.80 4377 43.77
CapAppne 6,982 +21,4 +980 2531 25.31
Caplnconr 5,255 19.0 +5.10 8.35 8.35
Conlran 54,996 +203 20.50 66.49 66.49
Desiyllnx 2990 +14.3+15.60 14.41 14.4
Deslkyll.nx 4.887 +112 +6.00 12.02 12.02
DisEqn 5,837 +16.3 +13.80 28.04 28.04
Dverltlnx 29,613 +25.5 +19.30 31.80 31.80
ivGlhnx 16,240 +9.9 +5.70 28.85 28.65
Equllncnx 25,347 +15.3 +6.80 5299 52.99
EOlIn 11,920 +14.8 +7.10 24.74 24.74
Europenx 2,547 +29.3+20.80 35.03 35.03
Exportn 3,484 +20.5 +19.30 2222 22.22
FidelFd 9,497 +13.6 +9.10 32.01 32.01
FIRaleHir 2,459 5.1 +4.30 9.95 995
GNMAn 3,890 +3.0 +1.70 10.83 10.83
Govllncn 5.339 +2.9 +1.50 1008 10.08
GroCon 25,341 +204 +1590 63.56 63.56
Gron 30,693 +10.6 +5.60 38.18 38.18
Highlncm 3264 +13.3 +3.40 8.79 8.79
Indepnnren4,429 +15.5 +14.20 19.83 1983
IntBdn 7,394 +3.6 +1.00 10.26 10.26
InlmMunin 1,959 +41 +200 9.92 9.92
Intlisc 3,940 +256 +20.20 30.75 30.75
InllSmCapmx2,087 432 +30.50 2578 25.78
InvGBe 7,288 +4.1 +1.80 7.33 7.33
LevCoSlocx3,.314 44.4+20.90 26.36 2636
LowPrm 35.303 +231 +13,10 41.99 41.99
Magelan 5071 +11.9 +8.20106.46 106.46
MJCapn 9,21 +19.0 +2050 2676 26.76
Munlncn 4,687 +50 +320 12.90 12.90
NewMilIn 3269 +15.8 +1400 3503 3503
OTC 7.780 +167 +13.40 38.45 38.45
Ovrsean 4,731 -'" 40+31 4031
Purianx 23,57-... 1.72 18.72
RealEstn 5,617 +27.7 +18.40 3250 32.50
STBFn 4,992 +2.7 +10 88 8 8.85
SmalCapSnr4.150 -. 18.47 1.47
Slratlncn 3,491-,," 10.44 10.44
USBIn 5802 -. 10.84 10.84
Valuen 13,028 +235 +1770 7601 7601
Fidelity Selects:
El66rn 2,403 +19.6 +2250 44.82 4482
Energy 2,209 +36.1 +060 47.91 4791
Healtne 2220 +137 +22601381213812
Fidelity Spartan:
Equtldlnvn20,143 +14.1 +780 44.73 44.73
50ndxnvnr7,179 +14.1 +78086 8763 6763


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Asses n % RM% .Price Purc
InvGrBdn 2,945 +44 +190 1047 10.47
lotMllndlnv 1,939 +16.0 +990 3537 3537
First Eagle:
GlobalA 9.520 +23.6 +17.00 4395 43.95
OverseasA 4,63 +266 +20.00 2497 24.97
Frank/Temp Frnk A:
AGEAp 2,160 +16.1 +3.90 2.08 2.08
Ballnvp 4.167 +22.0+15.20 6510 6510
CalTFrAp 12,400 +51 +4.70 7.24 .24
FedTxFrAp 6272 +53 +3.80 12.01 1201
FoundFAlp 3,570 NS +830 12.80 12.80
HYTFAp 4,955 +6.8 +4.80 10.67 1067
IncSerAp 21,664 +14.8 +390 238 2.38
NYTFAp 4,414 +4.5 +3.40 11.77 11.77
SMCpGrA 6,750 +19.9 +15.50 3824 3824
USGovAp. 5,819 +26 +1.70 645 6.45
Frank/Tmp Fmk Adv:
IncomeAdv 2,336 +15.1 +410 2.37 2.37
Frank/Temp Fnk B:
IncnmeBt 3,770 +138 +2.60 2.37 2.37
Frank/Temp Frnk C:
InhmeCI 9,963 +14.2 +2.90, 2.39 2.39
Frank/Temp Mtl A&B:
DisovA 3.109 +21.1 +1790 27.08 278
SharesA 3,831 +16.3+1240 2494 24.94
Frank/Temp Temp A:
DevNlAp 2,923 +333 +3130 22.84 22.84
ForgnAp 14,773 +18.4+1300 1267 12.67
GrowthAp 20,503 +17.9 +9.70 23.13 23.13
WoddAp 7,895 +18.9 +139 17.8717.87
Frarik/Temp Tmp Adv:
GnhAv 2,679 +182 +10.0 2315 23.15
Frank/Temp Tmp B&C:
GnAlip 1,960 +170 +8.90 2260 22.60
GE Elfun S&S:
S6Slncomen2.525 +3.9 +180 1122 11.22
S&SPMn 3,989 +11.2 +590 47.00 47.00
Tiustsn 2,304 +9.9 +4.80 5638 5638
GMO Trust III:
EgMkr 4,306 +41.1 +4380 21.85 21.85
Foreign 3,845 24.8+16.40 16.2316.23
InllGrEq 2,634 NE NE 28.94 28.94
IntllntlVa 2,410 +27.7 +18.10 3146 31.46
USCoreEqty 2,767 NS NS 14.5214.52
GMO Trust IV:
CorePlusd 2,108 NS NS 10.68 10.68
EmerMkI 2,31 +40.9 +43.902181 21.81
IntllntiVal 2,616 +27.7 +120 31.45 31.45
GMO Trust VI:
EmgMIsr 2,166 NS +44.0 21.83 21.83
USCoiEq 2,242 NS NS 14.50 14.50
Gabelli Funds:
Asset 2,209 +16.9 +8.90 43.49 4349
Gartmore Fds Instl:
S&PS001nslln2,04 +14.0 +7.60 1089 10.89
Gateway Funds:
Gateway 2,632 +7.7 +5.6025.47 25.47
Goldman Sachs A:
HYMunrAp 2,251 +7.5 +6.80 11.14 11.14
MidCapVApx2,775 +21.8+1590 35.05 3505
Goldman Sachs Inst:
HYMuni 2,532 +7.9 +7.30 11.14 11.14
Harbor Funds:
Bond 1.933 +4.6 +1.70 11.66 11.66
CapApplnsln 7,84 +217.0 +17.80 3324 33.24
Inllnr 10,255 +21 +2370 50.72 50.72
Hartford Fds A:
CapAppAp 6,071 +23.4 +1980 35.67 35.67
DivGhAp 2,109 +14.2 +900 19.12 19.12
Hartford HLS IA:
Bond 2.607 +5.3 +1.70 11.71 11.71
appp 10.299 +24.8 +20.40 59.92 5992
Di4GnvG h 4,775 +14.9 +9.50 21.85 21.85
Aoisers 8,095 +95 +8.50 24.43 24.43
Stock 4,706 +12.7 +1210 50.08 50.08
Hartford HLS IB :
CapAppiecp 2,487 +24.5 +20.10, 59.55 59.55
Hotchkis & Wiley:
LgCpVaAp 2,756 +22.8 +890 2396 2396
MCpVal 2,492 +29.5 +1400 30.12 30.12
HussmnSGr 2,195 +107 +600 15.62 15.62
JPMorgan A Class:
MdCpVanp 2,67 8 +198 +1210 24.01 2401
JPMorgan Slect:
IngEq 2,519 +20.2 +14.50 3255 3255
JPMorgan Sel Cls:
CoeBoad 2,740 +37 +1.40 1058 1058
IntrdAmer 2,574 NS +1280 2459 24.59
Janus:
Baancedn 2,509 +10.0 +930 2259 2259
Contranan 2,906 +282 +16.40 -15.01 1501
Fundn 11,153 +12.3 +7.40 2575 25.75
Grthlncn 5,730 +156+1620 3614 36.14
Mercuryn 4,475 +156 +11.60 2325 2325
MdCapVal 4,165 +222 +1390 2447 24.47
Oynmpusn 2,257 +170 +17.80 3275 3275
Oveseassnr 2,547 +271 +3510 3100 3100
Tweny 9.616 +194 +1550 5006 5006
WrdWnr 4,968 +109 +6860 4353 4353
JennisonDryden A:
UlleyA 3,307 +326 +3630 1510 1510
Jensen 2,425 +61 +150 2403 2403


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Assets %Rk I %Rb Pe Purch
John Hancock A:
ClassicValp 2,571 +19.1 +10.80 24.85 24.85
Julius Baer Funds:
InllEqr 8,215 +25.5 +22.50 36.93 3693
InllEqA 7,015 +25.0 +2220 36.21 3621
Legg Mason: Fd
OppoaTrl 3,400 +27.7 +13.80 17,03 17.03
Splnvnpe 3,381 +24.7 +13.40 455 45.75
Vap 10,978 +19.4 +11.30 69.74 69.74
Legg Mason Insti:
ValTlnst 5,450 +20.6 +12.40 76.74 76.74
Longleaf Partners:
Partners 8,841 +14.8 +7.20 3158 31.58
Inln 2,758 +19.5 +17.80 1725 1725
SmCap 2,698 +21.1 +12.80 27.46 27.46
Loomis Sayles:
LSBondl 3,265 +152 +4.70 13.80 13.80
Lord Abbett A:
AialdAp 14,516 +14 00 148 .09 14.09
B9dDebApx4,873 +10.0 +1.90 7.77 7.77
.MICapAp 7,127 +19.3 +12.40 24.08 24.08
MFS Funds A:
MiTApx 3,256 +13.1 +9.70 18.48 18.48
MIGAp 4,728 +11.1 +670 12.92 12.92
EmrAp 2,301 +17.4 +12.80 35.17 35.17
InltDAp 1,945 29.7 +21.80 2483 24.83
TIRAp 7234 +10.4 +5.10 15.40 1540
ValueAp 4,518 +152 +9.30 2327 2327
MFS Funds B:
MIGB 1,949 +10.4 +600 11.81 11.81
ToBt 24668 +9.8 4.50 1540 15.40
MainStay Funds B!
HiY048t 2,485 +16.6+3.30 624 624
Mairs & Power:
GroMahn 2,416 +159 +6.70 72.82 7282
Managers Funds: ,
SpdEq 2,891 +19.7 .+9.90 9537 9537
Marsico Funds:
Focusp 3,730 +16.3+1380 18.33 18.33
Growp 2,083 +16. +10.60 1898 18.98
Meridian Funds: +
Value 2,073 +1i3 +7,10 39.29 3929
Merrill Lynch A:,'
BasValApx 2,197 +14.7 +6.70 31.08 31.08
GUIAp 4,481 +19.5 +1270 17.84 1784
Merrill Lynch B:
GIABt1 2,061/18.6 +11.90 17.46 1746
Merrill Lynch C:
GloMAIC 2,837 +186 +11.90 1696 16.96
Merrill Lynch I:
BasVallx 3,744 +15.0 +6.90 3120 31.20
GilIt 2,572 +19.8 13.00 17.90 17.90
Morgan Stanley A:
DivGthA 3,465 +137 +7.80 37.07 37.07
MorganStanley Inst:
CrPIFlnstn 2,082 +51 4.10 11.58 11.58
IntlEqn 6,748 +19.5 +920 22.08 22.08
Muhlennpn 2,973 +254 +13.20 8541 8541
Mutual Series:
BeaconZ 3,337 +17.6 12.10 17.15 17.15
DiscZ 2,839 +21.5 +18.40 27.38 2738
OualdZ 3,515 +18.9 +13.40 21.16 21.16
SharesZ 8,432 +16.7 +12.80 25.14 2514
Neuberger&Berm Tr:
Genessn 6,485 +22.9+2220 50.53 50.53
Nicholas Group:
Nichdn 2.426 +14.9 +9.10 6234 62.34
Nuveen Cl R:
lnlmDurMuBd2,213 +3.9 +260 897 8.97
Oakmark Funds I:
EOlyncr 9,127 +14.2 +10.00 25.45 25.45
Intlll 5,534 +232 +1660 23.90 2390
Oalatkr 6.196 +11.5 +1.50 4133 41.33
Seledr 5,624 +13.6 650 34.59 34.59
Oppenheimer A:
apAppApx 5,541 +129 +820 43.62 43.62
CaplncAp 2,619 +14.9 +5.40 12.49 12.49
OevMktApx 4,630 +44.8 +4.60 34.88 34.88
EquiyA 2,246 +153 +12601189 11.89
GlabaLpx 10,161 +239 +1650 6604 6604
GRlOppA 2.014 +30.6 +17.4 35.56 3556
InllBdAp 2701 +15.7 +540 584 584
MnStFdA 7,712 +136 +8.90 37.47 371.47
S[flncAp 4,701 +11.0 4.40 422 422
Oppenheim Quest:
Q0alAx 3,280 +14.0 +5.30 17.95 17.95
OBalaBx 2,207 +131 +4.50 17.64 17.64
Oppenheimer Roch:
LIdNYAp 2,541 +49+4.80 334 334
RoMuAp 5,708 +8.1 +810 1008 1808
RcNIMuA 2389 +11.8 +950 1211 12.11
PIMCO Admin PIMS:
TotRetAdn 18,225 +44 +150 1050 1050
PIMCO Instl PIMS:
AAsse 5,565 +123 +660 1305 1306
ComrodRR 5,255 +255 2430 1712 1712
EmMklBd 2,119 +191 +1140 1135 1135
HiYdn 3,543 126 t440 958 968
LoIDurn 9.247 +24 110 1001 1001
ModDuon 1.980 +39 +60 1003 1003
Rea[Rellnsll 5,455 +72 +180 11.09 1109
ShorT 2263 +23 +250 999 999
Tolnen 5324 +46 +180 1050 1050
TRIln 2.138 +37 +1.10 992 992
PIMCO Funds A:
ConmodRRp2,437 .248 .2370 17.02 1702
eRealRAp 3.624 +67 +130 11.09 11.09
TolRIA 9,759 +4.1 +13 1050 1050
PIMCO Funds C:
Rea2lelCp 2,481 61 +.80 1109 1109
ToRtCI 2,549 +34 +50 10.50 1050
PIMCO Funds D:
TolRtnp 3,003 +43 +140 1050 1050
Pioneer Funds A:
HqjhldAp 2,579 +134 +350 10.78 1078
UdCpVaApx 1958 +21.4 +1170 2332 2332
PFdAipx 5,477 +137 +9.604452 4452
VaueAp 3,873 152 +920 1.78 1778


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Price Funds Adv:
Eqylrrnp 2203 +147 +760 2725 27.25
PriceFunds:
Balance 2,444 12.3 +7.30 2020 20.20
BueChpGn 7,497 +14.4 +9.60 3325 3325
CapApon 6,89 +160 +9.50 20.88 2088
Eqlncn 17,342 14.9 +7.90 27,31 27.31
Eqldxn 5,494 +13.9 +7.60 33.97 33.97
Groi.hn 10271 +15.4 +1040 28.76 286
HiYldn 3,063 +11.7 +3.50 6.90 .90
InlStkn 5,284 +19.6 +1840 1464 1464
MdCapn 13,950 +233 +1800 5743 57.43
MCapVan 5,102 +24 +11.90 2482 24.82
NewEran 3,423 +32.1 +36.00 44.08 44.08
NwHmnn 6.167 +25.6+17.70 33.30 33.30
Nesncone 3,30 +4.4 +200 8.90 8.90
Sciichn 3.321 +15.9 +600 2004 20.04
SmCaptkn 6,630 +20.1 +14.10 35.09 3509
SmCapValn 4.643 +242 +15.00 39.63 39.63
SpecGr 2,698 +192 +13.50 1853 1853
Speclnn 3,848 +8.5 +2.40 11.79 11.79
Valuen 2,957 +16.9 +1040 24.41 24.41
Putnam Funds A:
CATxAp 2,034 +4.4 +300 8.36 8.36
EqlnAp 2.330 +14.6 +8.80 16.82 1682
GeoAp 3290 +9.9 +550 17.90 17.90
GrlnApx 11,628 +14.0 +7.5019.74 1.74
IntlEqp 3215 +18.5 +16.30 26.35 2635
InvApx 2,118 +16.1 +12.60 1367 13.67
NOpAp 4,502 +167 +13.10 46.04 46.04
VoyApx 6,814 +11.1 +8.50 17.67 17.67
Putnam Funds B:
GdnBtx 2,429 +132 +670 19.46 19.4
RS Funds:
RSPaiv nese 2,113 +35.9 +1720 3327 3327
RiverSource/AXP A:
DEl 3695 +24.0 +1730 12.47 12.47
Growth 2,18 +11.8 +1190 2901 2901
HniYdTxExA 3,501 +39 +2.30 4.38 438
NewD 6,085 +8.5 +2.10 24.51 24.51
RiverSource/AXP Y:
NewDn 2,054 8.6 +2.30 24.66 24.66
Royce Funds:
LowPlSkr 3,787 +22.3 +1490 1563 15.63
Premntln 3,040 +256+20.40 16.80 16.80
TotRelIr 4,137 +190 +13.00 12.75 12.15
Russell Funds S:
DOEqSx 2,557 +152 +11.10 4525 45.25
InlSecS 2.298 +22.0 +1630 68.95 6895
OualEqSx 2,651 +14. +9.00 3839 3.39
SEI Portfolios:
CoreFxnne4.062 +4.1 +1.30 1026 10.26
InllEqAn 3,062 +20.9 +1800 12.38 1238
LgCGroAn 3,988 +126 +9.70 2007 2007
LgCVaAne 4.078 +17.0+10.10 2134 2134
TaxMgdLC 2.143 +14.9 +9.80 12.10 12.10
Schwab Funds:
100lInvr 4.166 +147 9.20 36.99 3699
105Se 2,328 +14.9 9.40 37.03 37.03
S&Plnv 3,668 +13.9 +7.60 1966 19.66
S&PSeln 3,940 +14.1 7.80 19.75 19.75
YdPiSel 5,462 +29 +3.30 965 9.65
Scudder Funds A:
DmtHRA 4,662 +16.7 +1010 45.11 45.11
gdGMunip 2,046+4.1 2.90 9.06 9.06
S0GtA 2,533 +2.5 +140 842 842
Scudder Funds S:
GroncS 2,132 +136 +880 2322 23.22
Selected Funds:
amShsSp 7.775 +17.3 +12.50 0.40404040
Seligman Group:
ComnAl 2.180 +193 +1290 2776 27.76
Sequoa 3,643 +10.8 +1090 165.38 1653
Smith Barney A:
AgGrAp 3.755 +186 +1650107.55107.55
AppApe 3,569 +126 +7.50 1463 1463
dValApe 2,198 +155 660 14.75 14.75
MgMuAp 1,936 +3 +360 1539 1539
Smith Barney B&P:
AgGBlt 2.296 +176 +1550 624 9624
Smith Barney 1:
DiaSlialle 2,043 +81 19 1647 1647
Smith Barney Y:
LgCapGroY 2,332 154 +9.60 2403 2403
SoedSIn 2,120 +18.4 +10.70 3950 3950
St FarmAssoc:
GwTlhn 2.967 +128 +710 5054 5054
TCW Galileo Fds:
SelEqty 3,042 +203 +800 21.04 2104
Templeton Instit:
EmMSp 2.516 +33.7 +31.101863 1863
FoEqS 5,910 +239 +1510 2219 22.19
Third Avenue Fds:
Inlr 1934 +323 +2120 2132 2132
ReaEstVall 2,875 +268 +1750 3057 3057
Value 6.353 +265 +1950 597915979
Thomburg Fds:
tIntAp 2252 +24! +2220 3212321
Thrivent Fds A:
LgCapSck 3.334 +112 1810 2711 2711
Tweedy Browne:
G5bI9 7.350 +201 +1690 2634 2634
USAA Group:
IncSkn 2.022 +144 +860 1742 17.42
iPlOdxn 2,224 +139 7.70 1894 1894
TxEITn 2.767 43 +240 1311 1311
TxELTn 2.362 +57 3.10 1398 1398
Van Kamp Funds A:
CmsAp 11.427 +170 +690 19.03 1903
En0GroAp 3,160 +135 +1140 4245 4245
EqllncAp 9.910 +139 +1050 903 9.03
GrlAp 6.243 +170 +1370 21.94 2194
HYMuAp 3.170 +76 +720 1084 1084
Van Kamp Funds B:
CmrSBI 2,524 +161 +600 1900 1900
EqlncBI 3.182 +131 +9.0 889 889
Vanguard Admiral:
CpOpAdn 2,992 +245+1000 77.24 7724
Enegyn 2254 +398 +5120 10959 10959


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sos %Rl %Rb9 Pike Purch
Expldml 2.402 +21.8 +1500 7691 7691
EmxdAdmn 2294 +23.9 +1620 3.00 35.00
500Armln 36,311 +142 +7.80116.47 116.47
GNMAAdnl0,138 +32 +2.40 1022 1022
GrolncAdm 2,051 +15.0 .50 5301 53.01
Gr dhArnln 1,948 +12.1 +8.60 28.03 2803
HthCaren 8.052 +16.4 +17.10 6037 60.37
HMidCpn 3,755 +9.5 +2.70 6.15 6.15
HildAmn 3,120 +5.5 +3.70 10.72 10.72
InsdLTAdmn 1,98.7 +2.60 12.57 1257
ITBoiAdml 2,738 +4.6 +.70 1027 1027
IToyAdmln 2.075 +3.0 +.30 1091 1091
IntGrAdd 2,308 +21.9 +19.30 6782 67.82
ITAdmn 7,989 3.6 +170 1326 1326
rTCoAdm' 2,473 4.7 +120 9.72 972
LlUTrmlrn 4,480, +2.1 +1.00 10.69 10.69
MCpAddln 2,549 +22.+1830 81.07 81.07
PnmCapr 6,957 +201 +11.00 7026 7026
STBdAdmnn 2245 +24 +.0 990 990
ShtTniAdm 2,871 +1.6 +1.50 1552 15.52
STIGrAdm 6,744 +3.1 +2.10 1050 1050
SmlCapAdmidn2220+238+13.502929 2929
TxMCapr 2219 +16.4 +100 6120 6120
TtBdAdlIn 4,412 +3.7 +150 9.99 9.99
ToStlkAdmn19093 +162 +9.70 3042 30.42
Wellslmnn 4,199 +75 +4.40 52.44 52.44
Weln.tn8 nll,914 +131 +9.00 54.57 54.57
Wi niSAd d n7,551 +17.8 +820 6349 63.49
WdsrlAdm 11,991 +18.110.30 5788 57.88
Vanguard Fds:
Asse An 9.138 +13.9 +7.80 2579 259
CapOppn 5058 244 +990 33241 3341
Enrgy 5,500 +398 +51.10 5834 58.34
Eqlncn 2.846 +143 +780 2415 24.15
Explorern 7,835 +21.6+1480 8249 8249
GNMAn 13,983 +3.1 +230 1022 1022
G14 Eqn 2.312 24.5 +1520 1995 1995
Grolen 5,041 +148 +683 32.43 32.43
HYCpn 5263 +94 +2.60 6.15 6.15
HirCaren 16231 +16.3 +17,0 14295 14295
IntlPron 6,313 47 +1.80 1230 1230
InlExprn 2,130 +343 +24.40 1902 1902
IntGr 8218 +21.7 +19.10 2129 2129
IYJaln 3.606 +25.7+21.40 3578 35.78
ITIGrade 2,455 +4.6 +1.10 9.72 9.72
LIFEConn 4,079 9.6 +5.701565 1565
LIFEGron 6,604 +15.6 +9.70 21.30 2130
LIFEModn 7,778 +12.7 +760 1874 18.74
LTinGraden 4,069 8 +300 9.32 932
kpgann 4.487 +16.7 +122 1789 1789
Mulntn 4,744 +3.6 +160 1326 1326
MuLtdn 2,351 +2.1 +.90 1069 1069
PrecMIlsMir 1,963 +377+50.00 2362 2362
Pmrrpr 20,153 +199+10.90 6765 67.65
SelValur 3,706 +21.9 +13.60 19.88 19.88
STARn 11,547 13.6 +900 1984 1984
STIGrade 10,438 +3.0 +2.00 1050 1050
SlratEqn 5,103 +24.5 1520 2381 2381
Tg5Ret2025 2059 NS +7.10 11.98 11.98
USGron 4,858 +141 +14.10 1827 1827
Welyn 7.633 +7.3 +430 21.64 2164
Wernn 25.621 +129 8.90 31.59 3159
Wndsrn 12.869+17.7 +820 188 1881
Wndslln 28,199 +180 +1020 3259 32.59
Vanguard Idx Fds:
500n 68,144 +141 +7.70 11644 11644
Balncedn 4.006 +111 +8.40 200 20.00
EMkln 4,937 +353 +36.80 1.77 18.77
Europen 10759 +227 +13.10 2823 2823
Exlexon 5.042 +23.8+16.00 3495 3495
Giov0lhn 6,508 +12.0 +850 2802 2802
ITBondn 2,987.561 +4.5 +.60 1027 1027
M.Cap ,850 +22.7 +1820 1786 1786
Paden 5.202 +252+2690 1103 1103
REITr 4.365 +26.1 +1490 2046 2046
SmCapn 5.614 +237+1340 2926 2926
SmCapVal 3,336 +222 +1180 1505 1505
STBWdn 3.070 s2.3 +80 990 990
TolBcS n 20.731 +36 +140 999 999
Totl'n1n 11,330 +247 +1950 1427 1427
ToSLkn 28,384 +161 +960 30413041
Valuen 3246 +178 +100 2246 2246
Vanguard Instl Fds:
ExInn 2,333 240 +1620 3503 3503
Inrldxn 38,066 +142 +790 11551 11551
InsPIn 15,084 +142 +79 1155211552
Mdaplnsln2,431 +229 +1830 1792 1792
SmrCp!nn 1.928 +239 +135 2932 2932
TBi n 8.370 +38 +150 999 999
TSImtn 10.697 +162 +970 3042 3042
Vantagepoint Fds:
Groulhn 2.71 +11.3 +70 879 879
Victory Funds:
OvsS.kA 2643 +170 +1130 1694 1694
WM Str Asset Mgmt:
BalanedA.p 2.123 +118 +710 1378 1378
Waddell & Reed Adv:
CorelnvA 3844 +122 1100 619 619
ScTechA 2239 +216 2040 1221 1221
Weitz Funds:
ParVal 2.143 +125 +90 2323 2323
Valuen 3.365 +136 +60 3642 3642
Wells Fargo Adv :
Opplylnvn 1.941 +197 +1100 5014 50.14
Western Asset:
CoeFlus 5,936 466 +150 1035 1035
Core 3.778 +52 +1.10 11.15 11.15
William Blair N:
InGIhN 2560 +258 2450 26.12 26.12


W. l... f e ~.r the market close at 4 p.m. For further details, call the News-Sun at 385-6155.


14A


Advanced
Declined
New Highs
New Lows
Total issues
Unchanged
Volume


1,759
1,783
397
194
3,614
72
11,166,886,182


DOMESTIC
10,984.46
4,190.55
438.74
7,817.15
6,198.47
11,000.35
8,037.56
6,545.47
1,761.19
368.47
2,278.16
1272.89
746.92
693.10
FOREIGN
5,307.99
15,508.57
1,176.86
17,554.48
15,551.31
1,324.75
2,377.13
4,65420
6,455.57
11,167.19
7,611.96
3,46824
26,912.00
943.16


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*g LO
BB&TCp N 426741.704.0042.41 -3.40
BE Ae 0 20.3720.08 20.26+2220
BEASs 0 925 8.9126.00 922 +220
BHP41IU 33,0832.59 32.68 -360
BJSvcss 38.9038.0428.003845 +150
BPPLC 6761 66.8112.006712 .9.90
BaqHu 62.58 61.5626.0061.97 25.60
BoBrads 312730.14 31.14 -14.10
BkdNAm 4621 45.6111.004590 .2.30
BkNY 3257 31.9516.003226 .6.10
BadickG 2876 2 40.0027.77+11.40
BaicEnn 2200 21.0 21.50
Baxler 3900 38.62320038.76 -2.40
BeaconP 0 2.05 1.89.. 1.93 +120
BeaPBN 7.82 7.67 .. 7.71 .60
BadW 0 42.80 41.7023.0041.99 -12.40
BellSout N 27.7827.38120027.61 -2.60
BemaGo A 3.15 2.94... 2.96 +1.00
BesBy N N 50.4992723050.16+1310
0 14.88 14.40 .. 14.52 -50
Biogenlc 0 45.75 44.56 ... 44671220
4omel 0 376337.2024.003734 -9.40
BlockdRs N 24.7524.4214.0024.46 .6.70
Blokbsr N 4.39 425 ... 4.30 +2.20
Boeng N 701769.5224.0069.65 +2.10
Boso 5N 26.33 25.9638.0026.17 -11.60
Blnkef N 37.4836.8019.0037.42 -28.40
BrMySq N 21,7721.3516.0021.42 .4.60
Bfdem 0 48,9047.3662-0048.49 -2.80
BrcdeCm 0 423 4.1630.00 4.19 -3.20
BurfNSF N 6728 66.2018.0067.00 +550
BudRsc N 77.00975.4214.0076.09+18.80
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CBSBiV N 25.9524.95 ... 25.63
CMGI 0 1.64 1.6032.00 1.60 -1.99
CMS Eng N 1431 14.07 .. 14.24 +2.00
CVSCps N 28.19 27.6324.0027.91 +6.30
CablenNY N 24.11 23.53 .. 24.10 +8.00
Cadernce 0 18.0517.7367.0018,04 +3.80
CarmeogssN 63.0860.86 .. 61.45+4330
CapOe N 84.9082.8112.0084.47 -.60
CpstTrb 0 366 3.48 .. 3.54 +1.90
Cardniith N 67.18 66.3527.0067.05+25.00
CareerEd 0 3563 34.2116.0034.64 -38.00
CaremkRx N 52.84 52.2728.0052.65 +4.70
Carnival N 54.76 54.1721.0054.57 -14.30
Caerpis N 58.4157.3116.0058.09 -7.20
Ceene 0 61.44 60.02 .., 61.34 +13.40
Cendant N 1826 18.0017.0018.16 +1.10
CentePnt N 1308 12.9216.0013.00 -2.80
CentpPr N 49.6349.4220.0049.60+40.30
Cenlex N 71.4069.718.00 70,97 -28.90
Cephl. 0 55.9453.25 ... 55.83+45.70
CharlCm 0 128 124 126 -24
ChkPoint 0 21.14 20.4117.0020.66 -13.50
ClhkFree 0 48.6347.5767.0047.90 -7.00
ChesEng N 32.4030.9017.0031.15 +630
Che=s. N 59.4258.729.00 58.82 -3.60
Chioss N 45.2444.1445.0044.81 +4.10
ClNnTcFnO 15.40 14.16 ... 14.60 -34.90
Chhdnl 0 2.60 2.48... 2.50 -1.50
ChunTel N 17.78 17.51 ... 1770 +3.80
Cienap 0 3.10 2.98 ... 3.05 +.20
Cneiel N 3,86 3.62... 3.78 -1.90
Cinlas 0 428442.3524.0042.60 -26.60
Circrty N 21.61 21.2860.0021.48 .30
Cisco 0 17.72 17.4620.0017.55 -.90
CiC.o N 492548.3311.0048.91 +1.40
CiCm N 12.7812`6432.0012.69 +4.00
ClarChan N 32.60 31.3826.0032.25 -7.70
Coach s N 35.3034.5733.0035.11 +80
CocaCE N 2023819.9215.0020.19 +420
CocaCI N 41.99 412519.0041.51 -13.10
Coeur N 452 426... 4.30
CogTech 0 495348.3352.0049.47 +.70
4g 0 3421 32.9223.0034.16 +4.30
OW N 55.40 54.8524.0055.04 +.80


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High Low
Comcast 0 269926.5744.002682 -340
Comcsp 0 2665262843002649 -350
ComTouch0 87.82 .. 82 +40
CmncBNJs N ^' qrrinlr--'P -.70
CVRD N i .2860
CVRDpl N i' 22.00
Corrpueie 9.26 9.063100 918 -10
Comlechs O 32.09 30.80200030 92-13760
Cornrs 0 28.06 27.5750.00279 6+1450
ConAgia N 203620.0612.0020.13 -12.70
Conexan 0 2.63 2.56 261 -80
ConcPhlsN 6397 62.827.00 63.07 +6.80
CsolEgy N 64.70 62.11100063.04 -22.90
ConsleAsN 2525 24.66190024.82 +3.40
CtIAirB N 177317.12... 1753 6.80
Coming N 21.3521.0341.021.16 +3.10
Cos 0 49.03 482422.004855 -7.90
CntwdFn N 35.04 34,5810.0034.95 +2.20
Coventys N 5999 59.0520.0059.65 4.50
CredSs 0 7.60 651 .. 6.76 -16.50
CrownHl N 20.40 19.8552020.19+10.50
Crysallxg A 228 216 222 -1.50
Cur0Hm 0 21 .19 ... 195.10
CypSem N 14.65 1413 14.51 -11.90
Cyyc 0 29.60 28.9433.0029.22+14.80
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OJIADam A 108.11107.35 ... 107.74 -10.80
DRHortnsN 3585 35.009.90 35.44 -10.80
DRDGOLDO 1.39 1.31 .. 1.31 +.10
DanaCpIl N 7.08 6.77 ... 700 +2.00
Danaher N 58.07 575822.0057.93+11.40
Darden N 3520 34.7519.0034.98 -15.80
DeVut N 22.24 21.8554.0021.97 -14.90
DeckOu 0 31.04300013.0030.35+58.90
Deere N 69.57 68.3112.0069.11 +2.40
Dellinc 0 3227 31.6125.0032.17+13.50
Dndreon 0 5.50 5.34... 5.46 -2.50
Denddie 0 14.0210.6120.0013.60 -48,50
DevonE N 66.01 64.4412.0065.30+30.10
DiaOls N 70.59 69.2357.0069.90.33.50
DigRiver 0 29.75 28.5524.0029.62+13.80
Dilards N .N ., .i I
DirecTV N ,' .1.,
Disney N i
DobsonCmO ,; -i "-T
DollarG N 4 i ,t, ... I 11 1 i.
DomnRes N -. i-.__.- i -., i-
DowChm N 44.83 44,099.09 44.63 +.90
DuPont N 43.10 42.6920.0042.86 -3.00
DukeEy N 26.62 26.3517.0026.58 -4.60
DynMas 0 29.50 28.3542.0028.76+46.10
Dynegy N 4.62 4.53 ... 4.59 +1.30
E
ETrade N 20.32 20.0519.0020.15 +1.30
Bays 0 43.71 43.0959.0043.42 -17.70
MC p N 14.2814.0627.0014.14 +1.00
OGRessN 78.10 759819.0076.68+14.90
agleBbnd A .13 .12 .13 -.10
Kodak N 24.6924.14 24.44 +1.10
x81nc 0 1.981.21 ... 1.74 +1.43
IPasoCp N 11.96 11.77 11.83 +4.60 r
Ian N 1310 12.5 ... 12.94+26.40
IdoiGldg A 4.51 4.22 ... 4.25 +1.20
lecArls 0 56.2754.4447.0055.14 -16.90
OS N 23.8723.45 .. 23.70 -1.00
mdeon 0 8.07 7.8645.00 8.06 +3.00
mrsnEl N 77.3976.1522.0076.21 -10.90
nCanas N 50.7549.73 ... 5007+28.30
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NSCO N j ,. i.i-.," .-- ,,
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nsnlTl 0 34.7634.39 34.67 +9.60
EeSIr 0 11.9511.53 ... 11.70 -1.30
N 54.60 53.8217.0054.35 +19.60
Expedan 0 25.12 24.33 ... 24.90
EpScrptsO 90.20 87.2036.008956+17.30


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High Lo
ExxonMbl N 59.3358.0511.0058.50 -570
F
FPLGps N 42.29416019004226 -2.10
FaichS N 17.911748 1785 -1.30
FamDIr N 22.7322.3017002232 -7.70
FannieMlf N .20 48.73800 48.00 +.10
FedExCp N 9850 978621.098.08 +3.40
FedrOS N 680670512.0068.10+1450
FdINFns N 37.6237.046.0 37.42 -9.80
FlIThird 0 40.29 38.9416.0040.09 2.00
RFnisar 0 200 1.85 ... 2.00 +.90
FistDala N 43.18 42.6721.0043.14 .14.40
Fiserv 0 44.00 43.1018.0043.14 -30.60
FletEn N 12.2311.83 12.16 9.00
Fleim 0 10.74 10.462701068 -.60
FordM N 8.27 8.138.00 8.18 +30
FdgCCT N 3901 37.75 ... 38.79 -2070
Forestab N 407039.8820.004054 +8.10
Fondy 0 14.1313.8538.0014.13 -270
FrelMac N 6399 62.15 63.40 +970
FMCG N 56.10 54.7616.055.06+13.60
Freescale N 27.0726.6031002697 -200
FrcescB N 27.1326.60.. 26.99 -2.00
Flsmdia 0 .46 .40 42 -.50
G
Gannett N 60.4058.3712.00029 -6.00
Gap N 17.93 17.6214.0017.84 +.0
GascoEnnA 7.95 73 ... 7.31 +1.10
Gateway N 3.03 2.9950.3.00 3 -.60
Gemsar 0 2.91 2.8629.0 2.91 +240
Geneenlc N 97.68 95.5190.0095.96 -28.40
Genoyn N 11325112.4016.0112.78 -7.70
GenElec N 35.8035.3420.535.53 +.30
GnMolr N 23.0322.02 .. 22.92 +8.40
GMdb33 N 17.59 17.00.. 17.56 +.70
GenBolc 0 .93 .88 .90 -.50
Genta 0 1.52 1425.00 1.52 +1.60
Genwort N 34.04 33.1713.0033.77-10.30
Genlzye 0 74.42 7239 7259 -21.00
GaPacil N 47.61 475422.0047.58 +.30
Gerdaus N 16.801631 .. 16.55 9.40
GeSylm N 93.0889.4043.092.04 -1620
GieadSci O 53,17 51.038.0051.98 -16.00
-i,.m. N 258524.50 .. 24.57+20,00
i, .:i i N 50.92 50.1 .. 50.67 3.70
;,..1h i, N 49.84 48.71510049.68+28.70
GlobeTelIn A 3.49 3.30 ... 3.49 +2.10
GoldFUd N 171716.47 ... 16.63+12.50
Goldcpg N 21.7020.7734.0020.82 4.0
GoldSt A 2.50 2.35 .. 2.42 +1.30
GodWFn N 65.50 65.1214.006527 +450
GoWnanS N 130,05128.4413.00129.66-1420
Goodrch N 40.55 39.3121.0040.19+16.00
Goodyear N 17.18 16.679,00 17.11 +.20
G e 0415.78408.5691.0409.20-85.00
GranPIde N 45.95 45.0643.0045.60+36.80
GreyWo A 8.14 8.0120.00 8.12 +220
Gudant N 67.4366.9151.00672+53.80
H
HCAlnc N '1 .'.. +3.00
Halltn N v I.'. .11.", +2.90
HaleyD N II .-",ll ll lll* i. -25.80
Hasmnic 0 1: -', l -5.80
HanmonyGN I 1. +8.30
HedaM N Cm, 2 '.t +120
Heinz N ,o !:uj' I,,- -4.00
Heale8P N .. :'. : +6.90
Hilgn N ": ''..'.- '1 -1.40
HomreDp N -I .,, Ir,.,,I. -6.50
HomeSorseO 584 5.65 .. 5.72 +9.40
Honwilnl N 35.8235.4520.0035.71 -3.50
Hosnarr N 18.68 18.4456.0018.51 +1.00
HovnanE N 49.42 48.007.00 4920 -15.00
HudsCilysO 12.02 11.8326.0011.94 -1.00
HunmGen 0 913 8.97 .. 9.09 -1.10
Humana N 49.58485528.0049.33+12.00

IAC Iners 0 27.9827.5414.0027.83 -1.80
ICICI Bk N 2725 26.75 .. 26.76 +2.10
IMS Hih N 24.8324.3521.0024.71 +.30
ShBrazl N 3442 34.00 ... 34.40 -9.50
iShJapan N 12.9412.86 ... 12.93 +1.90
iShTaimn N 12.01 11.90 11.95
iShSP500 N 126.79125.85 .. 12627 -6.80
S5EmMltsA 87.16 8625 ... 87.10 +9.0
Sh EAFE s A 59.54 5920 ... 59.48 +6.30
iShRs2500sA 68.76 67.92 ... 68.64 -1.80
ShREss N 65.836528 ... 65.65 .4.50
TIrends N 10020 985217.0099.30 -94.90
mcxe 0 32.35 312039.0031.91 -5.90
NCO N 4731 46.0412.04620 +11.60
onrmat 0 11.49 11.5 ... 11.38 +1.90
ngeiRds N 40.12 39.6011.0039.96 -7.40
nsmed 0 152 1.41 ... 1.46 +1.60
ng 0 12.95 46 1212.88 -1.40
niES N .88 .73 ... .75 +20
S26.12 25.1720.0026.08 -13.50
BM N 87.10 86.3318.0086.97 -16.80
nCoaln N 1096 10.50 ... 10.95 -6.50
nlGame N 30.0729.6525.0029.93 +2.30
nIPap N 33.97 33.1813.0033.83 +3.70
n4Rect N 34.74 33.5120.0034.53 -11.20
SEn N 29.19 2820 ... 28.77 -3590
nboinitJ 0 11.25 10.77 ... 10.83-11.80
neipubic N 951 9.32 ... 9.45 +1.10
nlesi 0 26.1625.3251.0026.06 -2.20
nt8 O0 53.6652.6527.0053.44 +.40
IvaxCorp A 31.87 31.6144.0031.81 +12.40

JDS Unph O 2.75 2.69 ... 2.71 +.20
JPMogCh N 39.30 38.6519.0039.12 +1.30
Jamdal 0 27.11 2655 .. 27.06+35.50
JanusCap N 18.66 18.3245.0018.52 -4.70
JetBlue 0 19.08 18.5690.0018.95
Joh2rn N 60.35 59.9819.0060.10 -11.10
JnprNlw 0 22.7122.1043002255 -2.90
K
KBHomesN 69.38 67.839.00 6925 -19.50
KLATnc 0 52.33 51.0325.005226 -18.30
KCSouth N 24,68 23.8527.0024.61 -3.90
KerrMcG N 93.3491.4711.0091.88+15.80
KirbClk N 58.5258.0017.0058.24 -8.70
KingPflrm N 16.0715.7017.0015.79 +.70
KinrossgllN 8.25 8.03... 8.16 4.30
Ko"ls N 46.18145.4020.0046.00 -9.60
KrspKrmll N 6.10 5.55 ... 60+10.30
Kroger N 19.70 19.33 ...19.49 -4.40
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LSILog N 8.64 8.42 ... 8.59 -1.20
LaQuita N n11j11im 11 I +4n
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Leve O0 3.02 2.94 ... 2.99 -2.30
LexarMd O 8.47 826 ... 8.32 -4.30
II,.ri N 7.82 7.72 ... 7.70 -.10
N 55.00 533145.0053.41 +18.40
I.T,, I N 23.0022.4720.0022.85 .1.90
I .,, ...i O 0 38.16 374128.0038.07 -11.90
L.. ',l1 N 8.09 7.86 .. 8.01 -12.70
i_.,"i N 63.10 62.4317.0062.92+12.90
Loudeye 0 .49 .44 ... .46 -.70
LowesCos N 68.36 67.3621.0068.00 +1.70
Lucent N 2.80 2.7611.002.80 -.30
Lyondell N 25.41 24.9016.0024.98 -1.20


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High Low
M
MBNA N 270726.7416.0026.89 -1.10
MCIIncs 0 19.9819.7922.0019.80 -1.50
MEMCB N 233922.54180023.35 -330
MGI Phr 0 18.28175939.0018,05 -11,70
MGMMirs N 37.91 36.527.0037.78 8.60
MPSGrp N 14.30 13.6429.0014.05 7.80
MRVCm 0 2.23 2.01 ... 222 .70
Marathon N 62.58 61.4010.0061.71 +920
ar(nA N 67.80 6697260067.69 +3.70
M N 33.00 3226 .. 32.64 +2.20
MarvellT 0 5999575065.0059.90 +10.90
Masco N 298929.3615.0029.52 -9.10
MasseyEn N 4200 40.2631.0040.98+23.60
Maltel N 16.57 1ri l 0ir4 +.80
Maxim .0 38.42 ,.,.. ,.+200
MaxoM N 4.70 4.52 .. 4.60 +220
McOnds N 35.2234.7719.0034.94 -.70
McKesson N 522351.92 51.93+15.90
McAfee N 2864279735.002829 +350
McDalaA 0 392358 .. 3.87 -.90
Medmn 0 3439 336 .. 34.16 -13.10
MedoHth N 56.00 553628.0055.68 -.20
Medds N 34.02 33.1828.0033.18 -.50
Medmic N ri- 5' i- -.-,-i --1 .50
MelonFne N .,,. ii..I.1 1 -710
Merck N ., ,' ..... .8.40
Merdni 0 30.05 29.3328.0029.78+12.10
MemllLyn N 68.0567.0214.006755, 8.60
McIllfe N 5103 50.538.00 50.71 -14.40
Micel 0 12.3911.9054.0012.39 -2.70
Michp 0 33.60 32.5030.0033.46 7.30
MicrnT N 13.48 113500813.41 -9.60
Microso 0 2783 276423.0027.71 -3.00
MiSPhar 0 10.17 9.92 .. 10.06 4.60
MisuUFJ N 13.6113.43 .. 138 +700
MobleTelsN 35.6835.0964.0035.40 -2.60
Monsnlo N 7785 77.1082.00 T772F +19.10
onpelr N 17.55 17.4 ... 17.31 19.70
MorgStan N .''" i"'-. .13.20
Motorola N ,' '.', 1 -1.80
MovieGal 6.095.903700 5.94 +5.50
MurphOs N 53.2252.5012.0053.14+24.10
MyanLab N 21.14 20.6535.0020.81
N
NABIBio 0 3.62 3.41 ... 3.56 -1.50
NCRCps N 34.9534.2013.0034.82+10.10
NGASRs 0 13.44 12.75 ... 12.80 +310
NIIHIgs 0 46.30 45.3743.0045.98 +7.70
NTLInc 63.49 61.956.0063.18+0.80
Nabors N 76.75 75.4022.076.2945.80
Nasdl0OTrO 41.7741.38 .. 4172 -3.92
Nasdaqn 0 40.75 38.7288.003890 -3380
NaSCtty N 34.6733.989.00 34.33 -.70
NOiVarco N 66.1365.0237.0065.70+3,60
NalSemi N 2727.26.228.002721 -10.10
NaEos N 23.46 22.8924.0023,30+2360
Neo= gcO 9.75685... 8.68+49.00
Nel 0p 0 29.65 29.1545.0029.53 +120
NeSlarn N 32.29 31.75 ... 32.02 +5.50
NYTimes N 27.38 27.0213.002729 +220
NewfE, s N 50.98 50.125.005020 18.70
NeirM N 51.2749.48500049.66 +31.80
NewsCpA N 15.7815.58 ... 15.75 +6.20
NewsCpB N 16.57 16.4253.0016.53 +6.70
NeRtPr 0 26.4326.1313.002628 -3.20
NikeB N 86.23 85.2718.0085.90 -13.90
NiroMed 0 16.05 14.90 .. 15.93 450
NobleCoip N 75.15 73.7041.0074.33 +9.60
NcbleEns N 42.50 41.3416.0042.08 +40.90
NokiaCp N 18.11 17.90, ... 18.05 +6.90
Nodsmis N 37.87 372021.003754 +9.10
NortkSo N 4320 42.6615.0042.91 -1220
NotelNel N 3.05 2.90... 3.05
NoFrkBc N 27.84 27.1814.0027.62 +4.00
NoestUt N 19.64 19.39 ... 19.56 6.90
NmlMg A 1.78 1.7057.00 1.70 +1.70
N WtiGp N 58.85 58.0816.0058.65 +11.40
Nwavax 0 423 3.95 4.07 .6.50
Novel O0 8.79 8.3310.00 8.71 +2.70
Novis 0 25.0524.5528.0024.99 -10.30
Noven 0 16.03 15.3559.0015.97+48.00
NuanceCmO 7.00 6.62 ... 6.77 +420
Nu c N 68.00 66.758.00 66.95 -11.00
Nviia 0 36.3935.4426.0036.34 -2.50
0
OcoPet N 82.8681.327.00 81.84 +2.40
Off N 29.54 28294200292929 6.90
S A133.77132.00 ...13340 +42.40
Onrea N 62.4560.8028.060.95+24.70
OmVisn 0 20.75 20.0916.0020.70 8.60
OnSmcnd 0 6.01 5.76 ... 6.00 +.10
Op.weSy 017.61 17.12 ... 17.61 +15.10
Oracle 0 12.5812.4322.0012.50 -2.60
OraSure O 13.82 12.0797.0012.66 -12.80
PQ
PG&ECp N 37.38 36.159.00 37.16 +4.60
PMCSra 0 8.07 7.7967.00 8.02 4.60
PPLCps N 29.52 29.0017.002950 +3.70
PRGSch tzO .63 .54 ... .55 -1.50
PacSunwr 0 25.00 24.34160024.90 -4.90
PanASv 0 20.6519.6282.0019.74 +4.10
PaimTc 0 5.89 5.681900 5.81 -1.30
PaLUTI 0 34.36 33.7021.003428+13.50
Paydcex 0 41.53 40.6740.0041.17 -16.80
Pea*dyEs N 832580.6933.80081.18+22.80
Peney N 54.75 53.9317.0054.30 +4.90
Pepsi" o N 59.4258.9125.0059.00 -86.40
PeKbr. N 71.35 70.50 ... 71.13 -8.70
Pe4sMarl 0 24.1523.6220.02391 -5.80
Pfzer N 21.0520.5719.0020.60 -7.00
PhelpD N 145.26142.208.001432.0 +32.50
Pier N 11.37 11.1267.0011.36 -4.90
PioNtrl N 52.2450.9415.0051.60 +2.60
PlacerD N 23.49 23.16.. 23.16+12.40
PolyP O0 15.90 15.6525.0015.78 -8.18
lay 0 27.97 27.1017.0027.60 +38.0
Pownwav 0 13.92 1346 ... 13.72 +.00
PrecDriln N 33.07 32.80 ... 32.94+10.70
Pridelng U N 31.72 31.0950.0031.72 +7.90
FPimusT 0 .99 .86 ... .98 +.40
ProclSam N 57.5057.0521.0057.33 -.30
Prudenl N 76.5475.72120075.80 -9.70
PulteHs N 40.8540.108.00 40.71 .18.00
OLT 0 6.28 6.07... 624 -520
oic 0 33.21 32.6218.0033.02 -3.50
Oua+8m 0 44.80 44.0735004445 -6.60
OnstakegnA 21 .19 ... 20 +20
OkslvRess N 45.60 44.0057.0044.79+45.00
QweslCm N 5.84 5.55 ... 5.73 +4.40
R
RFMifc 0 6.21 6.08 ... 6.15 +.70
RSASec 0 12.15 11.8721.0012.15 -10.40
Ran'bus 0 16.79 16.3258.0016.72 +.10
Raydon N 39.52 39.0521.0039.41 +.00
ReaINk 0 8.87 8.65 8.79 -1.00
RedHat 0 255924.6888.0024.69 4.70
ReliantEn N 10.05 9.73 .. 10.00 +6.10
RschMotl 0 65.13 59.1638.0064.13 -3.70
RetaiHT A 98.3696.87 ... 97.80
R P 0 824 7.96... 820 +580
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SFBCInl 0 19.00 17.9712.0018.41 -3.20
SLMCp N 54.5753.99160054.44+11.30
Safeway N 24.66 23.9219.002438 +5.60


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SUude N 51.46 50.7038.0051.32t30.50
SIPaulTrav N 4577 44.65180045.39 -880
Saleslfce N 35.62 34.54 ... 35.50 +39.20
SanDis 0 4934 47.3528.004923.14.80
Sannnma 0 4.30 4.22 .. 4.24 -1.80
SaraLee N 18.05 179133.0017.95 .1.80
SchePI N 19.56 19.15 .. 19.46 +2.00
Sdhlg N 100.28985032.0099.83 +10.50
Schwab N 1507 14.8933.0014.96 -50
SciAtnla N 42.59 423327.004238 +120
Scaops N 47.4047.0023.004729 +2.80
SeagaleT N 19.40 19.001001921 +6.60
SearsHkIgsO '111* l 7?IT wl".- ?n
SenKTr A .;' ,'" a
Sepraco 0 54.08 53.0 ... 53.42 -23.40
harna 0 15.75 1525 .. 15.36 -16.80
iRFTch 30.90 29.3624.0030.11+10.60
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VeaTel 0 1436 138211.014.32 12.
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iiusS 0 7M 7.53 7.87 +750
xRFags N 727 7.19... 7.27 -120
kyIksSod 0 5.805.5536.00 5.76 +1.00
mithlnis N 39.39 38.5729.0039.25 +.80
mulfSle 0 12.7812.49 ... 12.61 +70
Slecn N 368 3.61 .. 364 +1.00
Sonus O 377 36975.003.77 -2.0
SouthnCo N 35.35 34.8716.035.21 +1.70
SwslAi N 1640 161625.0016.30 -2.80
SwnEnysN 362435.0141.005.35 -10.10
SvgnBp N 21.58 20.45130021.39 -5.9
Spheix 0 429 3.34.. 3.38+20.30
S ImlNex N 25.1824.8220.0024.90 -120
DR A 126.78125.82 ..126.33 -520
Mtd A 136.48135.10 ...136.30 .10
'Mats A 30.4030.14.. 3021 +.90
'ConsunA 33.42 33,13 .. 33.37 -220
S A 52.35 51.59 ... 51.82 +650
A 32.2031.64 31.90 -2.10
Minds A 31.5931.09.. 31.45 -2.40
Tech A 21.87 21.68 .. 21.82 2.00
U0 A 32.0431.55 ... 32.00 +4.30
tapless 0 22.6822.1421.0022.45 -6.50
StabucLssO 31.1430.7151.0031.11 -820
StarwdHl N 64.45636239.0064.27 +4.10
StaleSt N 59.6358.4226.005929+12.70
sTGold N 52.90 52.03 .. 52.4020.80
SUtr N 47.15 46.4030.046.95 +6.40
nA 723 6.70 ... 7.0020.10
SunMiT o 0 4.44 4.15... 4.33 +3.80
Sumnerg N 64.726329 .. 63.42+41.80
Sunocos N 830281.11130081.59 -1230
SupTec .4 45... .48 -.70
Sycamre 0 5.05 4.80 4.89 +50
Symantec 0 18.04 17.5040.0017.69 -3.60
SyTmT N 12.1811.9681.001215 +7.40
Syneron 0 46.2344.3833.0044.79 +41.90
Sysco N 32.7432.3822.0032.52 -.90
T
TJX N 23.1022.6018.022.91 +4.90
TXUCorpN ... 880010528 +9.80
TaiwSei N 9.80 9.68 ... 9.79 +.90
Tae t N 53.99525221.0053.80 -.60
TA6ERs 0 6.28 6.1168.00 6.14 +120
Tekelec 0 12.60 12.2026.0012.49 -8.10
TelNod. N 18,731850 ... 18.60 -5.40
TelMexLs N 23.1722.81 .. 23.14 -.70
TeICel N 4.104.04.. 4.08 -.60
TeleestGI 0 22.87 22.66 22.78 +1.40
Tellabs 0 10.92 10.71..10.82 .30
TeneHth N 8.79 8.54 .. 8.66 4.40
Terady N 15.40 14.95 ... 15.34 -120
Teia N 532 5.659.00 579 -2.60
Tesro N 5920 57259.0 57.84 -6.10
TevaPhrm 44.74 44.1527.044.48+23.90
Texinsi N 3366 32.6426.0033.37 -7.40
3Can 0 3.55 3.49 .- 352 -.60
3MC N 78.0876.9119.0077.86 -15.40
TIcoSt 0 7.61 7.4228.007.48 -13.40
Tkdw5 N 48.8347.7915.0048284 1400
Tifa N 40.64 39.4518.004022 -8.40
N 17.82 16.7432.0017.66 -6.10
TtanMse N 79.44 682524.0068.75+46.
TiVo nc 0 5.60 5.40 ... 5.48 -1.60
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Sunrise serves breakfast, Greek food


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING Manny Rigopoulis is serving
breakfast all day at Sunrise Family Restaurant,
which used to be the former Zeno's Italian
Restaurant.
His co-owners, twins Mike and John
Papakostas have 15 years of restaurant experi-
ence in Florida. They previously owned Fort
Meade's NichQlas Drive In and then the Country
House Restaurant in- Lake Wales. Together, the
Sunrise Family Restaurant in Sebring is their
newest venture.
There's a choice of omelets such as Greek,
Italian or Spanish. Or a customer can order steak
and eggs, French toast, waffles, short stacks,
homemade biscuits and gravy or breakfast sand-
wiches.
The daily lunch specials start at $4.95. Or the
sandwiches and salads start at $3.50. Some of the
entrees are fried jumbo shrimp, seafood and
pasta, lasagna and manicotti. There's veal, chick-
en or shrimp parmesan, grilled chicken breast, or
choose a 10-ounce sirloin for $6.95.
Everything on the kids' menu is $2.95. There


are items such as chicken strips, popcorn shrimp,
spaghetti, fried fish or a grilled cheese.
On Sunday for $6.99, a customer can choose
roast turkey or pork with stuffing, pot roast,
salmon, one-half of a roast or barbecued chicken
or ham steak. Each comes with a potato, veg-
etable and soup or salad.
Rigopoulis is originally from Karpothos,
Greece and has worked in hotel and restaurant
management since he was 18. His father owned a
restaurant in Virginia Beach, and he worked there
before moving to Frostproof a year ago.
"My dad wanted to set me up before he retire.
It's very hard to make money in Greece. That's
why everyone comes here for an opportunity,"
Rigopoulis said.
Sunrise Family Restaurant offer Greeks spe-
cials every day.
"I'll be adding Greek baked chicken and
desserts like baklava. Everyone loves my broiled
Mediterranean grouper with a Greek sauce. I love
to cook Greek food especially," Rigopoulis said.
Sunrise Family Restaurant is at 267 U.S. 27
North. The hours are 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. seven
days a week. For details, call 382-7473.


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Book Pest Control owner Doyle Book uses a relatively safe multi-insecticide to spray for bugs outside a
home in Sebring. Book said an adult with a normal immune system would have to ingest a full pint of his
Talstar One pesticide before it would cause death.


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Annice Sparling, waitress at Sunrise Family Restaurant serves fresh coffee to go with Harry and Mary
Snyder's platters of eggs and hash browns


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING Got bugs?
Then Doyle Book, owner of
Book Pest Control is the person
to call:
He's state certified for gener-
al household pest' control and
rodent control. As a lifelong
resident of Highlands County,
Book emphasizes the home-
town feel of his business.
"No contracts, no franchises.
I just offer a friendly and pro-
fessional service with competi-
tive prices," Book said.
He was born and raised in
Highlands County and graduat-
ed from Avon Park High
School.


Book Pest Control special-
izes in general household pest
control and offers monthly, bi-
monthly, quarterly, or one-time-
only services for customers. He
has 21 year's experience cover-
ing Highlands and Hardee
counties and providing pest and
rodent control for both resi-
dences and businesses.
"I give free estimates and
believe the most important part
of my job is to take care of the
customer's needs and problems
and to be honest and fair with
them. Over the years. my cus-
tomers have been loyal to me.
Now I'm even spraying their
kids' homes," Book said. Two
of the biggest problems that


he's called upon to solve are
with ants and roaches.
In his spare time, Book likes
to hunt and fish. "Actually, I
live, eat, and breathe it." Book
is a simple man who.feels peo-
ple deserve honesty and to not
be sold something they don't
need. "This is my hometown,
and I love it," Book said.
If anyone has a bug problem
and wants a free estimate, call
Book Pest Control at 385-0098
or by cell at ,214-3429.
Although his hours are 8 a.m. to
5 p.m..Monday through Frijj),
Book Pest Control offers flexi-
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issues, and lobby the state leg-
islature on behalf of the dis-
trict's students, teachers and
administrjaion stiff
S These responsiliitlie, ,..
retire a great deal of special-
ized knowledge. School super-
intendents have to become cer-
tified once they are in office.
That means they spend a fair
portion of time attending
required in-service workshops.
Those are held by the
Florida Association of District
School Superintendents, a pro-
fessional organization which
also provides a structure for
superintendents to keep in
touch and speak with one
voice. Experienced superin-
tendents act as mentors for
those newly in office.
As if that weren't enough,
because of their position,
school superintendents fre-
quently hold other positions in
the community.
For example, Cox sits on the
Children's Services Council
and the United Way's board of
directors.
Being a superintendent
requires energy. That's because
it is not a sit-behind-the-desk
kind of job.
In fact, Cox estimated only
about 35 percent of his time is
spent in his office. The bulk of
his time is spent in meetings,
school visits, or forays out into
the community to speak at
chamber meetings or to service
organizations.
I spent time with Cox on a
day he met with school princi-
pals. The meeting is one sched-
uled regularly every month. By
the time I joined him, about 1


p.m., he had already presided
over a morning dealing with
curriculum issues.
During the afternoon meet-
ing, district directors and coor-
dinators presented information,
or posed questions relating to
their departments. .
The purpo-e oi the ineerin,-
is to ensure uniformity of poli-
cy, to keep lines of communi-
cation open, and to resolve
problems that arise.
For example, Roy Wright,
coordinator of transportation,
Vivianne Waldron, coordinator
of human resources, and Jim
Bible, deputy superintendent,
all presented information
bringing principals up to date
on current issues.
I'm pleased to report the
principals mostly behaved like
grown-up professionals. Cox
only had to say, "Now listen
up," twice.
And it was Cox who ran a
little late coming in after the
lunch break.
In fact, keeping to his sched-
ule is one of Cox's main chal-
lenges. He has so many meet-
ings it isn't easy. Especially as
he enjoys spending time with
people one on one. He said he
makes a point of listening
closely, which sometimes takes
extra time. "If I'm talking to a
teacher about an issue I can't
be looking at my watch," he
said.
His secretary, Pat Kules, has
learned to build buffer time
into his schedule.
When I spent time inter-
viewing Cox for this article,
we ran over the time allotted.
First Connie Scobey, secretary
to the school board, looked in
to give us the equivalent of a
two minute warning. Then
Kules, after more time had


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Wally Cox loves being superintendent of schools. 'I really love to
come into work every day,' he said. 'A lot of that has to do with the
people in the school system. And another thing, every day is differ-
ent. With 1,800 employees and 12,000 students, there are some issues
all the time, but over all, our focus is to help children.'


passed, looked in and said, "If
you're looking for me, I'll be
Sin the board room."
That was her gentle way of
reminding Cox he needed to be
in the board room too.
The job can be stressful.
Cox is thankful he is naturally
laid back and positive. "That
helps," he said. "I try to put
things in perspective, take
things in stride and try to learn
from mistakes.
"It's more difficult if you're
not wired that way. I've met
with some colleagues who did-
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The arts in December



Sunny Fuller (right),
board member of the
Highlands Art League,
welcomes members to a f "
reception at the Yellow
House in Sebring. The
galleries were festively
decorated and filled with'
art works, jewelry and .
gifts for holiday giving. :
Agnes Laiosa (below), -
December Artist of the
Month, shows her beauti-
ful water colors to mem-
bers and friends attending. I
a reception at the Yellow
House. Laiosa, who for-
merly taught painting and
sculpture at the Staten
Island Museum of Art,
returned to painting in .
2001. She is currently
teaching a children's
sculpture class at the art
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The Community Calendar
provides a brief listing of
local clubs and organizations.
who meet on a regular basis.
It is the responsibility of the
group to update the News-Sun
on any changes in this listing
by calling 385-6155, ext. 528;
send any changes by e-mail to
cindy.marshall@ newssun.corn
; or mail them to News-Sun
Community Calendar, 2227
U.S. 27 South, Sebring,.FL
33870.

TODAY
* HIGHLANDS SHRINE
,CLUB has the Lake Bonnet
Pickers playing from 2-4 p.m.
with country, gospel and blue-
grass music at the club on
State Road 17. The cost is $3
per person. Refreshments are
available. Plenty of parking
available. For more informa-
tion, call 382-2208.
* LAKE PLACID MOOSE
has karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and quali-
fied guests only.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 3880
plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the
post, 1224 County Road 621
East, Lake Placid. For details,
call 699-5444.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 4300
plays euchre at 1:30 p.m. and
E&J Karaoke is from 4:30-
7:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 385-8902.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 9853
euchre, 1 p.m. in the canteen
in Avon Park. Open to mem-
bers and guests only. Music is
provided from 5-8 p.m. The
public is invited.

MONDAY
* ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting, 8-9 p.m. at
Episcopal Church, Lakeshore
Drive, Sebring. For more
details, call 385-8807.
* ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS One Day At'A Time
group meets for a closed dis-
cussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday
and Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Simn 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
F r details, call 314-0891.
* ALANON meets at 8 p.m.
at St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, 660 NW Lakeview
Drive, Sebring. For details,
call (863) 687-3800.
* ALZHEIMER'S ASSO-
CIATION SUPPORT
GROUP meets at 2 p.m. at
the Oaks of Avon, 1010 U.S.
27 North, Avon Park. For
details, call 385-3444.
* AMERICAN LEGION
POST 25 meets 7 p.m., sec-
ond Monday, 1490 U.S. 27
North, Lake Placid.
Shuffleboard is played at 1
p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9
p.m. For details, call 465-
7940. :
* AMERICAN LEGION
POST 69 meets 7:30 p.m.,
second Monday, West Bell
Street, Avon Park.
* AMVETS POST 21 meets
at 6 p.m. the second Monday
at the post, 2029 U.S. 27
South, Sebring, behind the
Allstate building. For details,
call 385-0234.
* DIABETES SUPPORT
GROUP meels.1-2:30 p.m.
(except holidays) second and
fourth Monday at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, 4005 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring, second floor,
conference room 3. For
details, call 402-0177 from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
* FAIRMOUNT MOBILE
ESTATES LUNCH BUNCH
meets at noon second Monday
at Homer's Smorgasbord in
Sebring. For details, call 382-
0481.
* FRATERNAL ORDER
OF EAGLES 4240 AERIE
plays darts at 7 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details call 655-4007.
* HARMONY HOE-
DOWNERS SQUARE
DANCE CLUB meets from
7:30-9:30 p.m. the second and


fourth Monday at the Sebring
Civic Center for an advanced
class. For more information,
call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or
e-mail him at samdunn@sam-
dunn.net.
* HEARTLAND RIDERS
ASSOCIATION meets at 6
p.m. second Monday at
Ramada Inn, 2165 U.S. 27 S.,
Lake Placid. For details, call
402-1165.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COMPOSITE SQUADRON


314 meets at 6:30 p.m. at the
Knights of Columbus Hall,
east of U.S. 27 across from
Lakeshore Mall in Sebring.
For details, call 385-1234.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
HOMEOWNER ASSOCIA-
TION INC. meets at 9:30
a.m. every second Monday
(except in the summer) at
Sebring Country Estates club-
house, 3240 Grand Prix,
Sebring.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT
GROUP meets at 1 p.m. sec-
ond Monday at the Alliance
Church of Sebring, 4451
Sparta Road, Sebring. For
details, call 453-6589 or 452-
2053.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
SEWING GROUP meets
from 1-3 p.m. at the
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center in the 4-H laboratory,
Sebring. For details, call 402-
6540.
* HIGHLANDS DELTA
CHORALE, rehearses 7
p.m., Sebring Church of the
SBrethren, 700 S. Pine St.,
SSebring (September through
\May). No auditions are
required to join and all ages
ae welcome. For details or to
bodk a concert, call Cheryl
Cometta at 699-2663 or Pat
Riccobono at 385-4045.
* HiGHLANDS WOOD-
CARVERS CLUB meets,
second Monday, 6 p.m.,
Highlands Art League, 351 W.
Center Ave., Sebring. For
more details, call Sandy
Kohan at 414-1363 or Norm
Pelland at 465-5510.
* INSULIN PUMP SUP-
PORT GROUP meets from
3:30-5 p.m. the second
Monday of every month in
conference Room 3 of Florida
Hospital. This group is open
to all insulin pump wearers,
their families and anyone who
is interested in knowing more
about insulin pumps. Pre-reg-
istration is not required. For
information, call 402-0177.
* LAKE PLACID ELKS
2661 provides a snack bar,
live music and happy hour
from 4-7 p.m. at the lodge.
Darts is at 7 p.m. Euchre is at
1 p.m. It is open to members
and their guests. For details,
call 465-2661.
* LAKE PLACID
LIBRARY has storytime at
10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except
during holidays.
* LAKE PLACID MOOSE
plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to
members and qualified guests
only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION FOR THE
ADVANCEMENT OF COL-
ORED PEOPLE, HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY
BRANCH meets 7 p.m., third
Monday, NAACP office, 1
Delaney Heights, Avon Park.
* NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION OF RETIRED VET-
ERAN RAILWAY
EMPLOYEES meets at
11:30 a.m. third Monday from
October through May at
Homer's Smorgasbord inr
Sebring. For more details, call
471-0137.
* PLACID LAKES
BRIDGE CLUB meets 12-
4:30 p.m. second and fourth
Monday in Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
No meetings from end of May
to October. For details, call
465-4888.
* ROTARY CLUB OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
meets at 6:15 p.m.,
Savannah's restaurant in
Sebring. For details, call
Darrell Peer at 385-0107.
* SEBRING BRIDGE
CLUB plays at 12:30 p.m. at
347 Fernleaf, Sebring.
* SEBRING RECRE-
ATION CLUB has hobby
club at 9:30 a.m. and shuffle-
board scrambles at 1:15 p.m.
at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For
details, call 385-2966 or leave
a name, number and message.
Office hours are 9 a.m. to
noon.
* SERTOMA meets at noon,
Takis Family Restaurant,
Sebring.


* SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CONCERT BAND rehearses
at 7 p.m., Sebring High
School Band Room, Sebring.
Adults and SFCC students
with band performing experi-
ence are welcome. For more
details, call Dwight Smith at
386-0655 or Larry Vezina at
,385-3955.
* TOPS FL. 632, SEBRING
meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fel-


lowship hall at the First
Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, Sebring. For
details, call Jean Ottoway at
655-3673 or Barbara Mason
at 465-0132.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 3880
euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224
County Road 621 East, Lake
Placid. For more details, call
699-5444.

TUESDAY
* AL-ANON FAMILY
GROUPS meet for discussion
and Twelve Step study at
noon, Union Congregational
Church, 105 N. Forest,Ave.,
Avon Park. Parking available
south of old church.
* AMERICAN EX-POW
Highlands County Chapter,
meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever,
382-3285, for meeting place.
* AMERICAN LEGION
PLACID POST 25 LAKE
PLACID has shuffleboard
and euchre, both at 1 p.m.
Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9
p.m. For details, call 465-
7940.
* AMVETS POST 21 plays
darts from 5-8 p.m. for mem-
bers and guests. For details,
call 385-0234.
* AVON PARK LIBRARY
has storytime at 10 a.m. for
ages 3-5 except during holi-
days.
* AVON PARK LIONS
CLUB meets 6:45 p.m., din-
ner, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell
St., Avon Park.
* BUSY BEE CRAFT
CLUB meets 9-11 a.m.,
Fairway Pines, Sun 'N Lakes
Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone
is welcome. For more details,
call Marie Rand, 385-3012.
* FLETCHER MUSIC
CLUB meets every Thursday
and Tuesday at Fletcher
Music Center in Lakeshore
Mall, Sebring. For more
details, call 385-3288.
* FRIENDS OF HIGH-
LANDS HAMMOCK, meets
third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.,
Highlands Hammock State
Park, Sebring. For more
details, call 386-6099.
* THE HEARTLAND
HARMONIZERS BAR-
BERSHOP CHORUS meets
from 7-9 p.m. in the Magnolia
Room at the Kenilworth
Lodge, 836 SE Lakeview
Drive, Sebring. All men who
enjoy singing are invited.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT
GROUP meets at 1 p.m. sec-
ond Tuesday at the Alliance
Church of Sebring, 4451
Sparta Road, Sebring. For
details, 453-6589 or 452-
2053.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
QUILT GUILD meets first
and third Tuesday, St. Agnes
Episcopal Church, Sebring.
Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting
times at 314-0557 or e-mail
luckyduck@mymailstation.co
m.
* HIGHLANDS GEM AND
MINERAL CLUB meets 7
p.m., second Tuesday, Church
of Christ, 3800 Sebring
Parkway, Sebring. Club does
not meet in July, August or
September. Dues are $7 per
person, $12 per couple or
$2.50 for juniors. For details,
call 382-3783, 453-7054 or
452-0267.
* KNIGHTS OF COLUM-
BUS COUNCIL 5441 meets
8 p.m. every second and
fourth Tuesday at Knightsoof
Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27
N., Sebring. For details, call
385-0987.
* KNIGHTS OF COLUM-
BUS COUNCIL 5441 AUX-
ILIARY meets 8 p.m. every
second Tuesday at Knights of
Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27
N., Sebring. For details, call
385-0987.
* LAKE PLACID ELKS
LODGE 2661 meets 8 p.m.
second and fourth Tuesdays.
* LAKE PLACID LIONS-
CLUB meets 7 p.m. second
and fourth Tuesday at Beef
O'Brady's in the Winn Dixie
shopping plaza in Lake
Placid. For details, call Jeanne
Parzygnat at 699-0743 or 441-


1207.
* LAKE PLACID MOOSE
has a general meeting and a
Moose Legion meeting at
7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday
at the lodge.
* HIGHLANDS COMMU-
NITY ORCHESTRA,
rehearses 5-7 p.m., Room 34,
South' Florida Community
College auditorium, Avon
Park. The chorus rehearses at
7:15 p.m. New members are
welcome. For details, call


Bryan Johnson at (863) 638-
7231.
* LORIDA COMMUNITY
CLUB meets at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Lorida
Community Center to plan
events.
* MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
SUPPORT GROUP meets ht
7 p.m. second Tuesday at
Highlands Regional Medical
Center board room. For
details, call Janet Turvey at
465-3138.
* OVEREATERS ANONY-
MOUS meets from 8-9 a.m.
every Tuesday at Walker
Memorial Seventh-day dven-
tist Church, 1410 West Avon
Blvd, Avon Park. For details,
call 385-4277.
* PLACID LAKES
BRIDGE CLUB meets 9
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every
Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
For details, call 465-4888.
* ROTARY CLUB OF
SEBRING (NOON) meets at
noon at the Sebring Civic
Center, near the library in
downtown Sebring. For infor-
mation, call 385-3829 or 471-
9900.
* SEBRING ELKS
LODGE 1529 plays darts,
beginning with sign in at 6
p.m. Lodge opens at 3 p.m.
serving a varied menu from 4-
6 p.m. For more details, call
414-2659 or 471-3557.
* SEBRING LIONS CLUB
meets at noon at the club-
house, 3400 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring.
* SEBRING MOOSE
LODGE 2259 serves soft
shell tacos 5-7 p.m. at 11675
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details,
call 655-3920.
* SEBRING RECRE-
ATION CLUB plays bridge
at 12:30 p.m. and line dancing
from 6-8 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
For details, call 385-2966 or
leave a name, number and
message. Office hours are 9
a.m. to noon.
* TOBY'S CLOWN
ALLEY meets at 7 p.m. the
second Tuesday at the
American Legion in Lake
Placid. For details, call M.K.
Hall at 699-5369.


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*^- Art League holds

S open house
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Art League Open
House will be from 4-8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday at the
home of Bill and Marlene
Snyder in Lake June Pointe at
754 Sunset Point Drive.
Admission is free, however
donations are welcome for the
benefit of the Lake Placid High
School Art Scholarship pro-
gram.
Refreshments will be served.


Courtesy photo
Robert Butler paints the Charlie Bowlegs Creek at the Cypress Swamp Trail in Highlands Hammock
State Park.


Art in the park huge success


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Well known
Florida Highwayman artist
Robert Butler's painting of the
Charlie Bowlegs Creek at the
Cypress Swamp Trail in
Highlands Hammock State
Park was attended by about 20
devoted fans and area artists.
The completed original


painting will be unveiled today
at Couture's Gallery and Frame
Shop in Sebring at a reception
for the artist from 1-5 p.m.
Butler will be signing the limit-
ed edition reproductions of the
art at the reception as well as
showing several of his latest
works.
This will be the largest show-


Add blue lights to holiday


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Are blue
lights included in your holiday
Decorations?
The members of the
Highlands County Sheriff's
office invite you to join us for
the lighting of the "Blue Light
Tree." We will light the blue
lights at 6 p.m. Monday in front
of the sheriff's office, 434
Fernleaf Ave. Come and share
some hot chocolate with your
public safety officers.
The blue light project is a
visual display of support and
gratitude for the men and
women who serve as the peace-
keepers in our communities.
The blue lights also shine in
honor of the peacekeepers that
have made the supreme sacri-
fice in the performance of their
duties.
The color blue is associated
with law enforcement and blue
is also symbolic of peace. By
displaying blue lights during
the holidays we can send a dual
message: that we support
America's peacekeepers and
that we hope the coming year
will be a year of peace.
Project Blue Light began in
1988 when the surviving moth-
er-in-law of Philadelphia police
officer Daniel Gleason, killed
in the line of duty, she told the
folks at Concerns of Police
Survivors (COPS) that she
would have two blue lights in
her window for the holidays,
one in memory of Dan and one
in memory of her daughter
Pam, the officer's widow, who
was also killed in a car crash
that year.
COPS adopted the idea as a
way that everyone could honor
the officers who serve and pro-
tect us while remembering
those who have been killed in



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homeless man
Associated Press
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Four teenagers have pleaded
guilty to fatally beating a
homeless man.
Jeffery Spurgeon, 18, Justin
Stearns, 18, Christopher
Scamahorn, 15, and Warren
Messner, 16 entered the pleas
to second-degree murder and
conspiracy to commit first-
degree murder on Thursday.
They are accused of beating
53-year-old Michael Roberts to
death May 25.
"I'm glad it is finally coming
to an end," said Richard
Roberts, the victim's older
brother. "We need closure."
Assistant Public Defender
Matt Phillips, who represents
Spurgeon, said the plea will
give his client the possibility of
"a future outside of prison."
"Jeffery feels very remorse-
ful and very sorry about what
happened," Phillips said.
A fifth teen, Phi Huynh, 15,
still faces an aggravated battery
charge and is free on $50,000
bail.


the line of duty.
The president of COPS,
Shirley Gibson said, "one sin-
gle blue light in a window
makes such a dramatic and
important statement."


ing of Butler's art in more than
20 years.
Couture's Gallery is donating
a signed limited edition giclees'
on canvas to the Friends of
Highlands Hammock State
Park at the reception.
The public is invited to the
show and reception to meet and
greet the artist and view his
paintings.
Couture's Gallery and Frame
Shop is at 2045 U.S. 27 North
in Sebring, just south of the
Home Depot and across from
the new Lowe's under construc-
tion.
Call the Gallery for more
information at 386-0029.


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SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS


Breakfasts and lunches being served in
,the Highlands County School District for
the upcoming week of Dec. 12-16 include:
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High schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served with milk and
juice.
Monday: Sausage biscuit, assorted cere-
,als, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.
Tuesday: French toast sticks, assorted
cereals, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.
Wednesday: Tony's Cheese Sticks,
assorted cereals, cinnamon toast, assorted
jelly.
Thursday: Chicken biscuit, assorted
cereals, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.
Friday: Manager choice, assorted cere-
als, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.
Lunches
Monday: Breaded chicken wings, yeast
roll, shells with garlic herb sauce, tossed
salad, assorted fruit and baby carrots, juice
TKO, milk variety, hoagie speedy, chicken
sandwich basket, Red Baron pizza basket,'
chicken Caesar salad, chef salad, ketchup,
salad dressing, mustard.
Tuesday: Spaghetti and sauce, yeast roll,
tossed salad, California blend, assorted fruit
and baby carrots, juice TKO, milk variety,
ham and cheese speedy, chicken sandwich
basket, Red Baron pizza basket, chicken
Caesar salad, chef salad, ketchup, salad
dressing, mustard.
Wednesday: Chicken tender bites, yeast
roll, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, peas
and carrots, assorted fruit and baby carrots,
chocolate chip cookie, juice TKO, milk
variety, hoagie speedy, cheeseburger bas-
ket, chicken sandwich basket, oriental
chicken salad, chef salad, ketchup, salad
dressing, mustard.
Thursday: Sliced turkey with gravy,
yeast roll, mashed potatoes, cornbread


stuffing, green beans, apple crisp, cranber-
ry sauce, milk variety juice TKO, cheese-
burger basket, chicken sandwich basket,
Red Baron pizza basket, chef salad,
ketchup, salad dressing, mustard.
Friday: Manager choice, juice TKO,
milk variety, cheeseburger basket, chicken
sandwich basket, Gilardi pizza basket, tuna
salad plate, chicken Caesar salad, chef
salad, ketchup, salad dressing, mustard.
Middle schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served with milk and
juice.
Monday: Sausage biscuit, assorted cere-
als, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.
Tuesday: French toast sticks, assorted
cereals, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.
Wednesday: Tony's Cheese Sticks,
assorted cereals, cinnamon toast, assorted
jelly.
Thursday: Chicken biscuit, assorted
cereals, cinnamontoast, assorted jelly.
Friday: Manager choice, assorted cere-
als, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.
Lunches
Monday: Red Baron pizza, potato puffs,
tossed salad, assorted fruit and baby car-
rots, juice TKO, milk variety, turkey and
cheese speedy, tuna salad plate, chef salad,
ketchup, salad dressing, mustard.
Tuesday: Baked chicken, yeast roll,
mashed potatoes, brown gravy, corn cob-
bettes, assorted fruit and baby carrots, juice
TKO, milk variety, ham and.cheese speedy,
oriental chicken salad, chef salad, salad
dressing, mustard.
Wednesday: Tacos with toppers, salsa,
Spanish rice, mixed vegetables, assorted
fruit and baby carrots, juice TKO, milk
variety, chef salad, fruit and yogurt salad,
hoagie speedy, salad dressing, mustard.
Thursday: Sliced turkey with gravy,


yeast roll, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy,
cornbread stuffing, green beans, cranberry
sauce, sweet potato pie, juice TKO. milk
variety, hoagie speedy, chef salad.
Friday: Manager choice, juice TKO,
milk variety, cheeseburger basket, chicken
sandwich basket, Gilardi pizza basket, tuna
salad plate, chicken Caesar salad, chef
salad, ketchup, salad dressing, mustard.
Elementary schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served with milk and
juice.
Monday: Sausage biscuit, assorted cere-
als, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.
Tuesday: French toast sticks, assorted
cereals, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.-
Wednesday: Tony's Cheese Sticks,
assorted cereals, cinnamon toast, assorted
jelly.
Thursday: Chicken biscuit, assorted
.cereals, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.
Friday: Manager choice, assorted cere-
als, cinnamon toast, assorted jelly.
Lunches
Monday: Peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, Red Baron pizza, green beans, assort-
ed fruit and baby carrots, chocolate pud-
ding, milk variety.
Tuesday: Ham sandwich, baked chick-
en, yeast roll, mashed potatoes, brown
gravy, California blend, assorted fruit and
baby carrots, salad dressing, mustard, milk
variety.
Wednesday: Peanut butter and jelly
sandwich, spaghetti and sauce, yeast roll,
tossed salad, green beans, assorted fruit and
baby carrots, brownies, milk variety.
Thursday: Sliced turkey with gravy,
yeast roll, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy,
cornbread stuffing, green beans, cranberry
sauce, deep dish cobbler, milk variety.
Friday: Manager choice, milk variety.


Award winning shop hires award winning custom framer


SSEBRING Couture's Art
:Gallery & Frame Shop wel-
,comes Sandi Fogleman as a
'new associate.
SFogleman comes to
:Couture's Gallery from The
'Frame Factory & Gallery in
'Largo, where she was the man-
,ager. She has 25 years experi-
ence in all facets of picture


framing and was instrumental
in winning first place four of
five years in the Professional
Picture Framers Florida state
competition.
Couture's Gallery has placed
in the Top 100 shops in the
United States, for the past three
years as voted by "Decor
Magazine' and art industry


Highlands Park Estates to heal


S LAKE PLACID An inter-
esting, informative program
concerning the Medicare
Prescription Plan Part D will be
presented by Don Roys,
SHINE's speaker on this sub-
ject, at the Highlands Park


Estates at 1:30 p.m. toda41. '
A brief presentation- will be
followed by a question and
answer period. A short associa-
tion meeting will follow during
which time members will report
current neighborhood happen-


leaders. This latest award was work," said Dick Couture,
presented for 2005 at the recent owner.
Art Expo in Atlanta. Couture's Couture's recently joined the
is one of only six shops to win Professional Pictures
this award, three consecutive Association and looks forward
years. to working with this group to
"We know that Sandy will bring better service to our loyal
contribute to our professional customers with Fogleman's
staff and help us maintain our help. Stop by and meet her and
award winning quality of welcome her to Highlands
County.
Sab t SHINE Couture's Gallery is on U.S.
r about SHINE 27, just south of The Home
.. ", Depot, Te pone, number is
ihgi s Refreshmefits ) rlbe fL r-'" 3D _,-pn ue i
nished:-All interested persons
are welcome to come.


The program will be in the
Beachpark Clubhouse at the
end of Nicole (formerly
Lincoln) on Lake Istokpoga.


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11 am Blended Music With
Holy Communion Service

Last Sunday of each month -


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DEED TRANSFERS


May 4
Istvan C. Skolik to Kris M.
Capes, L9 Blk 42 Placid Lakes
Sec 4, $27,000.
Ren-Mar Construction Inc.
to P P A, Ll-3 Blk 89 Placid
Lakes Sec 19/Others, $258,000.
Constantine N. Maglaras
to Steve Goyette, PT Parcel B
Spring Lake Village IV/Other,
$50,000.
Vincent Bonasera to
Charles T. Conner, L18 Blk E
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 3,
$374,900.
Edwin Agront to Scott G.
Hutchins, L18 Blk 205 Placid
Lakes Sec 18, $103,000.
Melodi C. Har ker, to
Robert C. Harker, L2945 Resub
Grayce's Mobile Est. No. 2,
$27,000.
Donald B. King to James
C.'Nielander, L10/11 BIk 15
Sebring Lakes Sub Unit 2-A,
$1,500.
Steven F. Goyette to Larry
O. Godwin, PT Sec 16-35-31,
$135,000.
Larry O. Godwin to Zafar
Qureshi, L28/41/42 Blk A
Fairway Lakes, $138,000.
George P. Jackson to
Frances L. Mead, L21 Blk 88
Kenilworth Park, $64,000.
Roy Alvin Thompson to
Roley Rodriguez, L13 Blk B
Dixie Park, $18,000.
C F D Incorporated to
Daina Harry Tozer, L16 Blk 86
Sun 'N Lake Est. of Sebring
Unit 7, $10,000.
Elba E. Rivera to Rafael
Valladares, L13388/13389
Avon Park Unit 42, $10,000.
National Recreational
Properties to Vladimir
Labossiere, L11 Blk 634 Sun 'N
Lake Est. of Sebring Unit 10,
$12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Martha Spence,
L21 Blk 208 Sun 'N Lake Est.
of Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Pierette Charles,
L16 Blk 164 Sun 'N Lake Est.
of Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Boris Blyakher,
L41 Blk 161 Sun 'N Lake Est.
of Sebring Unit 10, $13,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Donald C.
Kennedy, L68 Blk 744 Sun 'N
Lake Est. of Sebring Unit 15
R1, $3,300.
National Recreational
Properties to Maria D. Sorto,
L14 Blk 198 Sun 'N Lake Est.
of Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Maria Rosa, L9
Blk 198 Sun 'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Parmanand
Budhoo, L26 Blk 196 Sun 'N
Lake Est. of Sebring Unit 11,
$12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Lydia Rivera, L22
Blk 101 Sun 'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 8, $14,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Joseph R. Collins,
L1 Blk 490 Sun 'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 26145900.
Alois Hoehn to J.E. Futch
Custom Homes Inc., L11 The
Country Club of Sebring Phase
2 Sec 2 Sterling Oaks, $33,000.
Mildred Roig to Abby L.
Silverstein, L12 Blk 15 Orange


Blossom Est. Unit 4, $5,500.
Abby L. Silverstein to
Steven S. Lynne, L12 Blk 15
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 4,
$5,500.
National Recreational
Properties to John McAree, L7
Blk 186 Sun 'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Francis Kearns,
L31 Blk 621 Sun 'N Lake Est.
of Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to George Ward, L55
Blk 195 Sun 'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Roger Rousseau,
L10 Blk 332 Sun 'N Lake Est.
of Sebring Unit 16, $29,400.
National Recreational
Properties to Edward Serrano,
L8 Blk 200 Sun'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Cristina D. Castro,
L24 Blk 201 Sun 'N Lake Est.
of Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Marco A. Falcon,
L2 BIk 103 Sun 'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 8, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Joseph Valentino,
L19 Blk 193 Sun 'N Lake Est.
of Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
National Recreational
Properties to Roger Rousseau,
L3 Blk 624 Sun 'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 10, $15,900.
David M. Stroup to Abby
L. Silverstein, L6 Blk 82
Orange Blossom C C C Unit 18,
$6,000.
Abby L. Silverstein to
Martin Steinberg, L6 Blk 82
Orange Blossom C C C Unit 18,
$6,000.
Kenneth Wade Morgan to
Banyan Land Title Corp., L6
Blk 549 Leisure Lakes Sec 18,
$1,700.
Denise Linclau to Kim T.
Briggs, L6 Blk 261 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. of Sebring Unit 13,
$201,900.
Crystal Nursery Inc. to
Lake Placid Development
Corp. Inc., L11/12 Blk 161
Placid Lakes Sec 13/Others,
$35,000.
Crystal Nursery Inc. to
Donald B. Soldini, L38 Blk 8
Placid Lakes Sec I/Others,
$122,300.
Robert J. Vanburen to
Anita Jahree Metz, PT L22 Blk
254 Sun 'N Lake Est. of Sebring
Unit 13, $95,000.
Henry Tazewell Waller to
Wayne E. Ice, L30 Blk 7
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 3,
$49,900.
Addie M. Hermann to
Hinda M. Greene, PT L11/12
Blk 419 Highland Towers Sub,
$175,000.
George McKee to Bibi Z.
Ramrattan, L65-67 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 1, $25,000.
Jose E. Irizarry to Rardel
Day, L17 Blk W Spring Lake
Village III, $30,000.
Patricia Ann Villere to
Ernest K. Bowman, L11/12 Blk
E Sun 'N Lakes ESt. Sec 3,
$265,000.
Albin Restaurat Inc. to
Peter Proper Properties Inc., PT
Sec 11-35-30, $500,000.
Rafael PachecolMateu to
William Woolley, L34 Blk 165
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec 16,


$12,000.
Lucian. Alvarado to Scott
Personette, L5/6 Blk 3 Douglas
Est., $64,500.
I. Pan Frost to Gloria
Realzola, L8 Blk 1015 Tia
Juana Villa, $38,000.
Eduarda Figueroa Ortiz to
Landvestors, L9 Blk 84 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 7, $10,000.
245 Lakeview Partners to
Amyn Panjwani, PT L3 Blk 94
Original Town of
Sebring/Easement, $357,500.
245 Lakeview Partners to
Pointe Jackson Homes Inc., PT
L3 Blk 94 Thwn of
Sebring/Other/Easements,
$335,600.
245 Lakeview Partners to
Clifford R. Rhoades, PT L3 Blk
94 Original Town of Sebring,
$216,800.
C H L Holdings Inc. to
Inez Williams, L2/18 Blk 279
Leisure Lakes Sec 13, $51,000.
Leonor Rivera Ocasio to
Laguna Properties of Florida,
L9 Blk 97 Sun 'N Lakes Est.
Sec 11, $4,000.
C H L Holdings Inc. to
Isolyn Walters, L9 Blk 154
Leisure Lakes Sec 2, $25,000.
Isabel Prudencio-
Hernandez to H & H Securities
Inc., L5 Blk 16 Highlands Park
Est. Sec P, $9,000.
Leonor Rivera Ocasio to
Laguna Properties of Florida,
L36 Blk 103 Sun 'N Lakes Est.
Sec 11, $4,000.
Earl W. Shockley to Gerta
Boyer, L2 Blk 11 Highlands
Park Est., $19,500.
Lawrence J. Lietzman Sr.
to Benjamin Desravines, L12-
14 Blk 2 Highlands Park Est.
Sec W, $34,500.
G B M P Investments
Corp. to Valeriy Sakov, L23/24
Blk 23 Sebring Lakes Unit 2-C,
$16,000.
G B M P Investments
Corp. to Valeriy Sakov, L5/6
Blk 147 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec
15/Others, $79,600.
Lake Placid Associates
Ltd. to Ronald E. Zajack, L17
Christensen Manors, $35,000.
Ronald E. Zajack to Denis
Martin, L17 Christensen


Manors, $59,900.
C H L Holdings Inc. to
Donnell Evans, L7 Blk 548
Leisure Lakes Sec 18, $35,000.
C H L Holdings Inc. to
Sophia Facey-Bailey, L15/16
Blk 200 Leisure Lakes Sec 3,
$60,000.
Helen L. Reichard to Brian
Yacoboni, L29/30 Blk 7
Highlands Park Est. Sec B,
$9,000.
Hubert C. Crowell to
Frank Reeves, PT Sec 6-34-29,
$80,000.
Sunshine Foliage World
Inc. to Judie D. Neeley, L5 Blk
20 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec B,
$25,000.
Donald A. Giordano to
,Patrick Schmitz, L26 Blk 23
Highlands Park Est. Sec P,
$23,000.
William L. Shope to
Derwin Byndloss, LI Blk 239
Leisure Lakes Sec 5, $25,000.
Thomas Sacconi to Casa
Bella Developers, L21 Blk 38


Placid Lakes Sec 19, $30,000.
Celia Phekoo to Line 13
Properties, L30 Blk 2 Orange
Blossom Est. Sub Unit 6,
$15,000.
Augustin LeBlanc to
Beverley Thegg, L14 Blk 106
Leisure Lakes Sec 6, $25,000.
Harriet Jean Wassom to
Salomon Jimenez, L15 Blk 5
West Sebring Est. Sec A,
$19,500.
Manuel F. Lopez Ferreira
to John H. Svoboda, L7 Blk 42
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 1,
$6,800.
John FE. Steger to Ernie
Houde, L16 Blk 4 Highlands
Park Est. Sec B, $15,000.
Raymond Stewart to
Landvestors, L26-D Blk 4
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 5,
$8,500.
Furman K. Joiner to Sarah
Sacks, L2 Blk 3 Lake June
Hills, $49,500.
Margaret B. Lewis to
Landvestors, L19 Blk 11


Orange Blossom Est. Unit 3,
$10,000.
Cookson Hills Family
Ministries Florida to Property
Seekers, L19/20 Blk 50 Avon
Park Lakes Red Hill Farms Add
Unit C, $10,000.
George Bartha' to Tommy
G. Tucker, L10 Blk 20 Placid
Lakes Sec 19, $279,500.
Anna Pierre to Elwin
Morgan, L13 Blk 64 Leisure
Lakes Sec 12, $22,000.
Boake C. Morrison to Alla
Sandzhi, L22 PT L21 Blk C
Cherokee Heights Sub,
$15,000.
Theodora D. Gunn to
William A. Schaefer, L10 Blk G
Tomoka Heights Sec IX Sub,
$50,000.
Helen R. Wiesenmayer to
Marcio Cardoso. L20 Blk 10
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 6,
$15,000.
Gladys Moreno Soto to
Thomas P. Athos Jr., L15 Blk B
Spring Lake Village, $32,000.


To The City Of Sebring Residents:


The City of Sebring is changing the procedure for the collection and
disposal of passenger car and pickup truck tires. The City will still
pickup three (3) tires per month at no charge to residential house-
holds. However, tires will be picked up on an appointment basis.
To arrange for a pickup please call the City Office at 471-5100. Tires
will be picked up each Wednesday. For a Wednesday pickup you
must call by Friday prior to the Wednesday pickup. Households are
not to place tires curbside until the day before the scheduled pickup.
Tires placed curbside without a scheduled pickup prior to the pickup
date will be considered a Code Enforcement violation.


Thank You,


Ernest Johnson
Solid Waste Superintendent


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1050 Legas
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 05-1197
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HORTENSIA RODRIGUEZ APONTE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of HORTENSIA RODRIGUEZ
APONTE, deceased, File Number PC 05-1197;
by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death
was June 10, 2004; that the total value of the
estate is $17, 500.00, and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are:
ROSA M. MELENDEZ RODRIGUEZ
SP.O. Box 17
Orocovis, PR 00720

ANA DELIA MELENDEZ RODRIGUEZ
P.O. Box 17
Orocovis, PR 00720

RAUL MELENDEZ RODRIGUEZ
P.O. Box 17
Orocovis, PR 00720

HAYDIE MELENDEZ RODRIGUEZ
P.O.Box 17
Orocovis, PR 00720
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the .estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is December 4,2005.
Persons Giving Notice:
Rosa M. Melendez Rodriguez
P.O. Box 17
Orocovis, PR 00720
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, ESQ.
Rorida Bar No. 308714
227 N. Ridgewood Drive
Sebring, FL 33875
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
December 4,11, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: PC 05-1202
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY SANTA DIES


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Order
of Summary Administration has been entered
in the Estate of MARY SANTA DIES, deceased,
File Number PC 05-1202, by the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 590 Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the total
value of the estate is $5000 and that the
names and addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such Order are:
Frank P. Dino
5300 Boca Marina Circle North
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Linda J. Scahill
3810 Ponytail Palm Court
N. Ft. Myers, FL 33917
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE ADMITTED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against


1050 Legals
the estate of the decedent other than those
listed in the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claim with this Court.
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is December 4, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Frank P. Dino
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Richard I, Gilbert
RICHARD I. GILBERT, ESQ.
Florida Bar No.: 199192
7025 Beracasa Way, Ste. 208
Boca Raton, FL 33433
(561) 395-8331
November 4, 11,2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 05-547GCS
GEORGE McKEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARY ANN SMITH, et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Defendant KENNEY SMITH
a/k/a KENNETH SMITH
32 Hemlock Terrace Drive
Ocala, Florida 34472
(352) 680-1073
You are hereby notified that an action to
quiet title to the following real property in
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA:
LOT 3, OF BIG OAK SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 12, Page 29, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on CHARLES F. OTTO, ESQ. of
the law offices of STRALEY & OTTO, P.A.,
whose address is 3990 Sheridan Street, Suite
109, Hollywood, Florida 33021, on or before
January 18th, 2006, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this court
this 6th day of December, 2005.
Clerk of the.Court
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
December 11, 18, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 05-700
WILLIAM B. BONE and
SANDRA F. BONE, his wife,
Plaintiffs
-vs-
DONNA MAE WIRTH,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DONNA MAE WIRTH
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida:
The South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North
1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4
of Section 29, Township 35 South, Range 30
East, Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on E. MARK BREED III of
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 325 North Commerce,
Sebring, FL 33870, on or before January 11,
2006, and file the original with the clerk of this
court eirthr before service un Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately Iriereialer otherwise a de-
fault will be' entered against you for the relief
demanded inthe complaint or petition..
Dated this 7th day of December, 2005.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lisa M. Osha
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
'ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Clerk'of
Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 941-386-
6566 not later than seven days prior to the
proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-
8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Flori-
da Relay Service.
December 11, 18, 25, 2005; January 1,2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 05-1204
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEATRICE E. GRAHAM
a.k.a. BEATRICE GRAHAM
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of BEA-
TRICE E. GRAHAM a.k.a. BEATRICE GRAHAM,
deceased, whose date of death was October
18, 2005, and whose Social Security Number
is 262-34-4691, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 590 S. Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentatives and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
,THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors' of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: DECEMBER 11,2005.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Glorida Ann Bush
6751 Highland Pines Circle
Ft. Myers, Florida 33912
Attorney for Personal Representative:
's/ David F. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 220
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0220


Telephone: (863) 453-4457
December11, 18, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 05-829
IN RE: ESTATE OF
3EORGIA MELISSA SCOTT,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of GEORGIA
MELISSA SCOTT, deceased, whose date of
death was March 31, 2005, File Number PC
05-829, is pending in the Circuit Court for
HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 430 S. Com-
merce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
brney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
cecedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tce has been served must file their claims


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with 'this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: December 11, 2005.
Personal Representative:
LILLIE MURPHY
2055 N. Turbot Road
Avon Park, FL 33825
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 308714
227 N. Ridgewood Drive
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
December 11, 18, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 05-1200
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN D. RESIDES
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The ad-ministration of the estate of JOHN
D. RESIDES, deceased, whose date of death
was November 14th, 2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 200-16-8330, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division; the address of
which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED T'WO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: December 11th, 2005.
Personal Representative:
JOHN D. RESIDES, II
616 Superior Drive
Ferguson, MO 63135
SWAINE, HARRIS & SHEEHAN, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
401 DAL HALL BOULEVARD
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-2811
Florida Bar No. 184165
December 11,18, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
.File No.: PC 05-1069
Probate Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LINDA A. MILLS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Linda A.
Mills, deceased, File Number PC 05-1069, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Probate Division, Highlands Coun-
ty Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and
that personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE'FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is December 11, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Betty Lee Bish
251 Patterson Road #H37
Haines City, FL 33844
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K. McClure, Esq.
230 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863)402-1888
Florida Bar No. 286958
December 11,18, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 05-1167
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PATRICIA E. SCHULER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of PATRI-
CIA E. SCHULER, deceased, whose date of
death was October 15, 2005, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 266-32-2702, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida 33870. The names and addresses of
the personal representatives and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required-to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST


PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against 'decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: DECEMBER 11,2005.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Karen Reark
1727 LaGrange Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier


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DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 220
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0220
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
December 11, 18, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC-05-18
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK AS TRUSTEE
Plaintiff,
-vs-
FREDERICK SCHNEIDER; TAMMY
SCHNEIDER; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; BETTY LOU
RIDDLE; BETTY LOU RIDDLE, INDIVIDUALLY
AND AS SURVIVING TRUSTEE OF THE
WILLIAM A. RIDDLE AND BETTY LOU
RIDDLE LIVING TRUST, DATED APRIL 1,
1999, and any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the above-named
Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, will on the 17th day of Janu-
ary, 2006, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. in the Jury
Assembly Room in the basement of the High-
lands County Courthouse located at 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the follow-
ing-described property situate in Highlands
County, Florida:
LOT 16, BLOCK 9, SEBRING RIDGE, SEC-
TION "G", as shown on plat recorded in Plat
Book 12, Page 28, Public Records of High-
,lands County, Florida.
pursuant to'the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 30th day of November, 2005.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
L.E. "Luke" E. Brooker
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
Lora Lea Henke
BUTLER & HOSCH, P.A.
3185 S. Conway Road., Suite E
Orlando, Florida 32812
(407) 381-5200
December 11, 18, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC05-1360
CHRISTY D. KACKLEY,
Petitioner,
and
NATHANEAL ORTEGA RUIZ,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF SUIT -- NO PROPERTY
TO: NATHANEAL ORTEGA RUIZ
Rio Piedras, PR 00926
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for paternity and name change has been
filed against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and ad-
dress is ANTHONY A. ACCORSI, Esquire, 329
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled Coiurt on or before December
28, 2005; otherwise a judgment maybe en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.


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WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on 16th day of November, 2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. GC 05-687
JEROME N. EBANKS
and DORRETTJ. BANKS, his wife,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Marcelino DIAZ Caraballo,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SUIT TO QUIET TITLE
IN THE NAME OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
To the Defendant:
Marcelino DIAZ Caraballo, if alive, or if dead
hi's or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees,
or grantees, and all other persons or parties
claiming by, through, under, or against him.
And to:
All parties or persons having or claiming any
right, title or interest in and to the following
described property, situate in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 8, in Block 72, of SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, section three, as per map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, on Page 6,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
(Property ID# C-22-34-28-030-0720-0080)
You, and each of you, are notified that a
suit to quiet title to the above described prop-
erty has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your answer to the
complaint on the Plaintiff's attorney, ANDREW
B. JACKSON, 150 North Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, Florida 33870, and file the original in
the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on
or before January 12, 2006; otherwise the al-
legations of the complaint will be taken as
confessed.
This notice shall be published once each
week for four consecutive weeks in the News-
Sun, Highlands County, Florida.
Dated this 2nd day of December, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
December 4, 11,18, 25, 2005

05 Highlands
1 0 County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for:
RFP 06 018-TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
SERVICES
Highlands County requests proposals from individu-
als or firms to provide Temporary Employment Serv-
ices for Highlands County Board of County Commis-
sioners. RFP with criteria and requirements can be
provided upon written request by contacting: Johan-
na Feickert, CPPB, Assistant GSPD Director, High-
lands County Purchasing Department 4320 George
Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-
402-6526; Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail:
ifeicker@bcc.co.hibhlands.fl.us or at our Website:
hcbcc.net.
Proposal, submissions must be sealed and marked
with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number
and title so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each
submittal shall include one (1) original and ten (10)
copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered
to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach
said office no later than December 22, 2005 at which
time they will be opened. Proposals received later
than the date and time as specified will be rejected.
The Board will not be responsible for the late deliver-
ies of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, deliv
ered in person, by mail or any other type of deliver'
service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the above proposal opening.


1055 Highlands
S055 County Legals
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the
award, if an award is made, will be made to the most
responsive and responsible proposer whose proposal
and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the
best interest of Highlands County. The Board re-
serves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimi-
nation policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided lor in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc.co.hilh-
lands.fl.us. Requests for CART or interpreter serv-
ices should be made at least 24 hours in advance to
permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
December 4,11, 2005

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for
the following services:
RFP 06-019 NOT-FOR-PROFIT HOMEOWNER
'PARTNERSHIP
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
Housing Department announces funding availability
for its Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP)
for activities approved by the Highlands County Board-
of County Commissioners (BCC) and the Florida
Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) in the Hurricane
Housing Assistance Plan (HHAP) pursuant to Florida
Statutes Sections 420-907, 420.9079: Administrative
Rule 67-55, F.AC. Highlands County has been award-
ed $3.1 million for this program for fiscal years 2005-
2007.
Highlands County BCC has set-aside $600,000 for fis-
cal years 2005, 2006 and 2007 to provide loans to
non-profit organizations 'that wish to provide perma-
nent owner-occupied housing for lower income fami-
lies. The housing funds must be used by the non-
profit agencies to acquire vacant land and construct
new housing or acquire and demolish a blighted
structure and create new housing. The agencies will
be expected to acquire; develop, and sell the property
and identify and assist qualified buyers.
The program is designed to create affordable housing
for Highlands County residents for homeownership
opportunities as outlined in the program Notice of
Funding Availability, published on June 10, 2005 for
the Homeownership Development Program.
Determination of vendor qualifications for this re-
quirement and selection will be based on the vendor's
proposal which is to be completed and submitted in
accordance with the RFP specifications. Vendor selec-
tion shall be based upon the criteria specified in the
RFP. The contract, if awarded, shall incorporate the
RFP specifications and the vendor's proposal.
RFP with criteria and requirements will be provided
upon written request by contacting: Director, Gerald
(Jed) Secory, CPPO, Highlands County General Serv-
ices/Purchasing Department 4320 George Boulevard,
Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6523;
Fax: 863-402-6735; or by E-Mail:
gsecory@bcc co.hiahlands fi us
Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked
with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number
and title so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each
submittal shall include one (1) original and Four (4)
copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered
to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach
said office no later than 2:00 P.M.. Thursday Janu-
ary 5. 2006 at which time they will be opened. Pro-
posals received later than the date and time as speci-
fied will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible
for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly
addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other
type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the bid opening.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC/COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the de-
termination of this award, if an award is made, will be
based on the vendor's criterion which is to be com-
pleted and submitted in accordance with the-RFP
SSpecifications: The award will be made to the most
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1055 AHighlands
1055 VCounty Legals
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County. Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimi-
nation policy involves every aspect of the Board s
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment n its programs or activities.
Anyone requinng reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at. 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc co high-
lands.l. us. Requests for CART or interpreter serv-
ices should be made at least 24 hours in advance to
permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
highlands County, Florida
Website: hcbcc nt
December 4,11. 2005
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for
the following services:
RFP 06-020 HOUSING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
(NOT-FOR & FOR PROFIT AGENCIES)
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
Housing Department announces funding availability
for its Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP)
for activities approved by the Highlands County Board
of County Commissioners (BCC) and the Florida
Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) in the Hurricane
Housing Assistance Plan (HHAP) pursuant to Florida
Statutes Sections 420-907, 420.9079: Administrative
Rule 67-37, Emergency Rule 67ER05, F.A.C. High-
lands County has been awarded a total of $3.1 million
for this program for fiscal years 2005-2007.
Of those funds, Highlands County has set-aside
$500,000 to provide loans to both non-profit and for-
profit organizations that wish to provide permanent
owner-occupied housing for lower income families.
The housing funds may be used by the agencies to
acquire vacant land and construct new housing, ac-
quire and demolish a blighted structure and create
new housing, or acquire and renovate existing hous-
ing. The agencies will be expected to acquire, devel-
op, and sell the property and identify and assist quali-
fied buyers.
The programs are designed to create affordable hous-
ing for Highlands County Residents for homeowner-
ship opportunities as outlined in the program Notice
of Funding Availability, published on June 10, 2005
for the Homeownership Development Program.
Determination of vendor qualifications for the require-
ments and selection will be based on the vendor's
proposal which is to be completed and submitted in
accordance with the RFP specifications. Vendor selec-
tion shall be based upon the criteria specified in the
RFP. The contract, if awarded, shall incorporate the
RFP specifications and the vendor's proposal.
RFP with criteria and requirements will be provided
upon written request by contacting: Director, Gerald
(Jed) Secory, CPPO, Highlands County General Serv-
ices I Purchasing Department 4320 George Boule-
vard, Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone- 863-402-
6523; Fax: 863-402-6735; or by E-Mail:
qsecory@bcc co highlands fl us
Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked
with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number
and title so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each
submittal shall include one (1) original and Four (4)
copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered
to Highlands County Purchasing Department. 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach
said office no later than 2:00 P.M. Thursday Janu-
ary 5. 2006 at which time they will be opened. Pro-
posals received later than the date and time as speci-
fied will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible
for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly
addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other
type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the Bid opening.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the de-
termination of this award, if an award is made, will be
based on the vendor's criterion which is to be com-
pleted and submitted in accordance with the RFP
Specifications. The award will be made to the most
responsive and responsible proposer whose proposal
and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the
best interest of Highlands County, Jhe Board reserves
the right to waive irregularities in the proposal.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimi-
nation policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc.co hieh-
lands.fl.us. Requests for CART or interpreter serv-
ices should be made at least 24 hours in advance to
permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: hcbcc.net
December 4, 11,2005


1550 Professional Services

BANKRUPTCY
*Not An Ending, But A Beginning **
Toward Solvency and Relief
A. R. Gonzalez, Attorney
Free Consultation
SEBRING OFFICE 382-1616

DEB'S CLEANING SERVICE
Your Home Will Sparkle
* 15 years of Professional Service
* Satisfaction Guaranteed
* Licensed & Insured.
PH 863-257-1444
DON & ROBERT's Pressure Cleaning
Mold and Mildew Removal.
(863)441-3952 or (863)-235-0152
DUNCAN TRACTOR service, Inc., lic. and ins.,
bush hogging, rotovating, box blading, front
end bucket and hauling, (863)441-3594 or
(863)465-5825 please leave message
GARRETT REPAIR AND REMODELING
Electrical, Plumbing, Heating, A/C, Carpentry.
*:.Painting. Lic. and Ins. Free Estimates 4
(863)465-0980
INTERIOR & exterior remodelling, bath-
rooms, Kithens, Tile, siding and roofing.
NORTH EAST REMODELLING
863-382-4778/ 863-253-0761
JAMES REID CARPENTRY, INC.
Carpentry, cabinet installation, resurfacing
and remodeling. 25 yrs. exp. Li/ ins.
HC00839. Call today for your FREE estimate.
863-531-5115
KARI'S CLEANING SERVICE
Residential* Commercial* Post *Const.
Affordable, convenient & experienced.
Call for free estimate. 863-214-4573
LOOKING FOR small Stucco, Stone &
Patch jobs. 30 Years experience. Call (863)
402-1302.
PET SITTING- My home or yours.
NO KENNELS. Excellent references.
863-781-6912


Classified ads
get fast results


2100 Help Wanted
$$ WEEKLY eBay Resellers Needed. Come
Work With Us On Line. Use Your Home Com-
puter. No Experience Required. Call Online
Supplier. 1-800-940-4943. ext. 1889.
2/2 VERY NICE HOME
Short golf cart ried to Harder Hall Golf
Course-perfect for retired couple.
$159,000. 4517 Lafayette Ave, Sebring.
George Coyle, Prudential Sanders
Realty, 863-355-9141
*MOVIE EXTRAS'
Earn $150-$300/Day
TV, Music Videos, Reality, Movies, Commei-
cials, Film and Print
All Looks, Types Needed
No Experience Necessary
1-800-260-3949 ext.3102


ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE/ Coding Spe-
cialist, to manage A/R including claims
submissions. and follow up, patients
statements, bad debt management, pay-
ment posting and pre-opt financial
arrangement. Also oversee front desk
collection, and keep staff updated on
coding guidelines. Must be detail and
results oriented and demonstrate com-
petence in AR management. Minimum
3yrs, exp. required. CPC preferred. Non
-smoking office located in Sebring. Ex-
cellent benefits. Start date Jan. 2006.
Send resume to P.O. Box 1618. Lake
Wales, Florida. 33859. or call Kris. 863-
696 -3792
AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE!
$59.95 As Seen in USA Today.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescriptions
Counseling, Urgent Care, Maternity
X-Ray, Lab, Nurse Hotline, More!
Preexisting OK Call NOW! 1-800-720-5409
ALUMINUM INSTALLERS, Punch-out carpen-
ter, steel erectors, laborers w/ exp. F/T w/
benefits. DFWP. E.O. Koch Construction.
(863) 385-8649
AMERICAN HOME companions is now hiring
FT/PT live in companions. Please call Pam at
863-471-1951


2100 Help Wanted
ATTENTION! CULTURED marble manufac-
tures needed. Ability to read a tape measure,
and fiberglass exp. preferred. Paid Holidays.
(863)465-0033
BASSETT CUSTOM audio Video needs exp.
satellite installer with some exp in home sur-
round sound. Willing to train right person. Ap-
ply at 814 US 27 N., Sebring.
BUSY ACCOUNTING Firm, seeking a FT recep-
tionist. Ideal candidate will have good oigani-
zational skills and attention to detail a plus.
Must supply own transportation. Please send
resume to P.O. Box 400 Wauchula, FL 33873


BUSY CARDIOLOGY
office. seeking experienced medical
transcriptionist. for in-house P/T or F/T
position. Please fax resume to 863-386-
1358.
CARE GIVER, immediate opening for exp. and
qualified. Nights and weekends, flex weekend
schedule. Send resume to GFC, PO Box 1021
Sebring, FL 33871
CONSTRUCTION
MANAGER
Lg. home builder seeks
individuals w/3 yrs residential
const. background, one of which
must be in supervisor capacity.
Rep. const. & building codes
blueprints and verify finished
work meets standards. Base +
incentives. Benefits incl:
* Company truck
* Retirement plan
* Med./ Dental/Life Ins.
Email resume to
JWHHRCM@walterind.com
or fax 813-871-4265. Ref ID
SEDC01 in response.
EOE/Drug -Free Workplace
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT needed for busy office. Bi- Lin-
gual necessary. Excel/ Word literate. Fax re-
sume to (863)655-1215 or email to.
jmachia0329@vahoo.com


CONSTRUCTION/ CONCRETE/ plant personnel
needed at Spancrete of Florida, Florida's Pre-
nmier, Precast Producer. Plant & Field Supervi-
sors, Equipment operators and Installer's are
also needed. please apply at: 400 Deer Trail
East Sebring. FL 33876 Phone:(863)655-1515
Fax: (863) 655-1215
IESEL MECHANIC / mechanic's helper
needed for business in Okeechobee. Salary
negotiable, based on experience and tools.
all.(8631357-2150


2100 Help Wanted
DISPATCHER
City of Avon Park is accepting applications for
a Dispatcher at the Police Dept. Minimum
qualification: High School diploma or GED:
one (1) year exp. with work involving public
contact; communications is preferred. Start-
ing salary is $19,821.57 Applications available
at City of Avon Park Police Department, 304
W. Pleasant St. Avon Park, FL 33825. Appli-
cations close Friday, December 23 at 5:00p.im.
Drug/Smoke Free Workplace. EOE

DRIVERS WANTED
for community transportation, full or part-
time, must have Class C or CDL
license. Call 863-735-8886 gam-4pm.


2100 Help Wanted
BARTENDERS & Servers needed. Please
call: 863-465-4333.
DRIVERS
Werner needs OTR truckers NOW! No exp.
needed! $700+/wk earning potential. No CDL?
No Problem! Training available! CAI L NOW
1-800-493-1440
ELECTICIANS AND helpers wanted Great pay
& benefits. Tools & transportation req. for job
in Sebring. (813)655-4490
ELECTRICIANS
ALL levels, long term projects
START IMMEDIATELY
863-648-1153


Designer/Decorator

Leader in the home fashion industry is seeking

2 experienced designer/decorators for new

Thomasville gallery store. Benefits offered.

For an appointment:
Call Donna 382-3933



season 's Greetings

from Suishine StaffinE


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:
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Banquet Servers (Motor Sports)
Survey Draft Operator Senior Level
S /, Accountant
t0 h/Yt/-* Administrative
Sn,^ ^ Assistant

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Swwws382-4994
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it runs to make sure it is correct.
Sometimes instructions over the
phone are misunderstood and an er-
ror can occur. If this happens to you,
please call us the first day your ad
appears and we will be happy to fix
it as soon as we can.
If We can assist you, please call us:
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1150 Personals
ALONE? Seniors Dating Bureau
RESPECTED since 1977! Ages 50-90.
Call 1-800-922-4477 (24 hours).

1200 Lost & Found
'REWARD OFFERED
For Lost wood cane with Red R.V.W rib-
bon. retired Air force Veteran needs it.
Had it for 20yrs. (727)-744-5824


1400 Health Care Services
FAMILY HEALTHCARE w/prescription plan!
69.95/month. Nationwide coverage, no limita-
tions. Includes: doctors, dental, vision, hospi-
tal & more. Everyone accepted! Call: WCG
800-288-9214 ext.2358


1500 Child CareServices
CHILD CARE in my home. Avon Park Lakes.
openings for 2 children. For Information Call:
Nadine 863-452-5796

1550 Professional Services
$ CASH NOW $
AS SEEN ON TV
Prosperity Partners pays you the most for
your future payments from settlements, law-
suits, annuities, and Lotteries. 1-800-373-
1353 www.ppicash com
A HANDYMAN, aluminum, phone and TV
jacks, minor plumbing, carpentry, fans, re-
pairs, screens, painting. 863-385-1936
AFFORDABLE HOUSE CLEANING
New construction/residence.
Free estimates, low rates, licensed
(863) 381-3410


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SProfessional Air Fast and
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Licensed and Inssured. 863-381-2337
House Pads Lol Clearing
Free Fhsliilenls. Brush Renoval Final Grading


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News-Sun, Sunday. December 1, 2005


2100 Help Wanted
IL I:CTRICIANS
RESIDENTIAL, commercial, and service,
steady employment, benefits, and insur-
ance. Join us in a growing compaily
Call 402-1414 or stop by and apply at
4605 Oak Circle, Sebring. from
8 till 5pm. weekdays

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST. RESIIJI NI lI
ASSISTANT. PARI 1IME DONAIION
ASSISTANT FOR RESALE STORE.
Ridge Area Arc is accepting applications ful
these challenging positions. Succeslul
applicants will possess a high school diplliiim,
or GED. 1 year of relevant experienri
excellent people skills, and a good drvin i
record. You can call the Job Line at 45I
1295 ext. 322 for more information
Apply in person at
Ridge Area Arc
120 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
EOE/AA/DFW


* General Labor Construction
* CDL-A w/Hazmat
* Light Industrial- All Shifts
* Carpenters w/tools
* Equipment Operators
Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work
6:00AM Daily
* Office Hours 6:00 A.M. 6 P.M.
Applications accepted daily
with proper ID.
3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Work Place


2100 Help Wanted
DRIVERS
Werner needs OTR truckers NOW! No exp.
needed! $700+iwk earning potential. No CDL?
No Problem! Training available! CALL NOW
1-800-493-1440

S KENILWORTH
CARE & REHAB

C.N.A. Positions
Available

Come join our
team at Kenilworth
Care & Rehab Center

Apply in person
3011 Kenilworth Blvd
Sebring, FL 33870
or call Connie Bass,
HR Director at
382-2153 X-317

EXP. COOK (ITALIAN REST.) F/T. 5 days
Exc. Salary!! CALL Tony (863)314-9919
Experienced Concrete Finishers & Laborers
needed for local Construction Company. Call
D.E. Carson Construction at 863-382-6639
EXPERIENCED DIALYSIS technician for New
State of the Art Dialysis Clinic. Excellent bene.
fits and competitive salary. Fax resume to
863-382-9242 or Call 863-382-9443
FRONT DESK help needed for busy optometric
practice, looking for friendly and outgoing
personality. Fax CV to 863-382-1410
FULL TIME
APPOINTMENT SETTERS
No Selling! $12,50 $28/hr.
Full bnfts-Pd training.
This is a great place to work!
Tammy 863-452-0330
GENERAL OFFICE/ CUSTOMER SERVICE
P/T & F/T positions available
Multi- tasking environment
Open 7 days a week A.M. till 8P.M.
variable shifts
NO PHONE CALLS
Apply in person Mon-Sat
SPRING LAKE GOLF RESORT
100 Clubhouse Lane Sebring


PLANS EXAMINER
Reviews construction plans, specifications and blue-
prints per Florida Building Code. Min: 5 years as
Inspector, Builder, Engineer,Architect,
Superintendent, Foreman or Mechanic in Charge of
construction. 5 Standard Certifications (2 in plans
examiner category), HS diploma/GED, Florida DL
required. Salary $1,237.60 $2,038.40 bi-weekly
plus benefits.Apply at 600 S.-Commerce Ave.,
Sebring, FL 33870. Open until filled.

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2100 Help Wanted
DOMINOES PIZZA
Lake Placid. Now hiring delivery drivers,
earn $8-$15 per hour.863-699-0444
GRANT WRITER
and community networker for local non-
profit. Skills needed: excellent written
and verbal skills, Microsoft Office profi-
cient. Mail resume to Local Non-Profit,
P.O. Box 3860, Sebring, Florida. 33871
HELP WANTED
to run mowers and weed eaters, must
have valid drivers lic .863- 385-6768
HIGHLANDS VILLAGE
Assisted Living Facility. Now Hiring All posi-
tions. 2301 US Highway 27 S. Sebring.
863-402-0406.
HIGHLANDS VILLAGE
Assisted Living Fauility. Now Hiring All posi
tions. 2301 US Highway 27 S. Sebring.
863-402-0406.
HIRING EXP. Waitress at busy breakfast
restaurant. 950 Sebring Square. Call be-
fore 2pm. 863-382-2333

HIRING IMMEDIATELY- Central Florida
Health Care. Inc.
Avon Park Center
Quality Improvement Asst. LPN with valid
FL License, community health experience,
quality improvement training a plus.
Outreach Nurse- LPN with valid FL License,
Provide health education, health screenings.
Computer literate, good oral and written
communication skills, able to travel and
work flexible hours.
Wauchula Center
Lab Assistant
Experience in performing phlebotomy,
in- house testing in a physician
and/or hospital lab.
Competitive salary,excellent medical/dental/
vision/Rx insurance, pension plan. Corpora-
tion pays for LTD & life insurance. Send Re-
sume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon
Park, FL 33825, Fax # (863) 452-3011,
EOE/DFW


THE PALMS
OF SEBRING
MDS
COORDINATOR
What an Opportunity!
As we continue to grow we
need to add a new Nurse
to our team.You will need
to be highly computer
literate, have experience in
care planning &
assessment sheet skills.
CNAC desirable.
We offer competitive
compensation and benefits.
Please forward resume to
palmshr@vahoo.com
or fax: (863) 385-0161 or
apply in person at
725 S. Pine St.. Sebring.


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Additional Opportunities For
Spanish As A Second Language


As a Customer Service Associate, you will be

responsible for answering incoming calls and

dispatching assistance to customers in need of

emergency roadside assistance.

You will need customer service and computer

skills. We will train you in our products and programs.


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2100 Help Wanted
DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED.
Must have class D lic. clean driving
record, benefit package incl. Drug free
workplace. Apply at Royal's Furniture
3660 US 27 S. Sebring, FL.
Homemakers for the Elderly
Serve the elderly in their homes.
All Shifts. Retirees encouraged to apply
Home Instead Senior Care
866-224-1290
HOSPICE
OPPORTUNITIES
Would you like to make a difference in
the lives of our patients and their fami-
lies? Join our dynamic team in provid-
ing compassionate, end of life care
throughout Highlands and Hardee
Counties.


RN
CLINICAL TEAM LEADER
Responsible for the direct care provided by
the interdisciplinary team to home bound pa-
tients in Highlands and hardee counties. Re-
quires one year of supervisory experience.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.

RN
CASE MANAGER
Seeking a compassionate nurse to proved
quality end of life care to patients in the nurs-
ing home and ALF setting. Requires excellent
assessment and pain management skills.
Monday- Friday, 8a-5p

LPN
WEEK ENDS
Seeking a compassionate LPN to provide con-
tinuous care at the bedside of our patients on
a full time basis. Three 12 hour days (Friday-
Sunday) 8p-8arn.

LPN, EVENINGS
Caring LPN needed to provide continuous
care at the bedside of our patients on a full-
time basis. Monday- Friday, 12a-8a. Rotates
one weekend per month.
Good Shepherd Hospice offers excellent
benefits including:
Mileage reimbursement
Bilingual premiums
And much more!
Interested candidates should fax resume to
Good Shepherd Hospice at 863-687-6977 or
call 800-464-3994. EOE
INDEPENDENT LIVING counselor to provide
support services and living skills training to
former homeless mentally ill adults in Sebring
program. BS/BA, related experience, excellent
organization and communication skills req'd.
Resume to : Volunteers of America of Florida,
attn: Glenn fax 813-287-8831 EOE
IT'S ALL RIGHT HERE
CITRUS DRIVERS
Excellent Benefits
Hrly + Overtime
$300, Recruiting Bonus
Safety Bonus as much as $1,000
Vacation pay up to $1,125.00
401 (k) Retirement & Medical
Take Home-Assigned Tractor
And More
OAKLEY GROVES, INC.
1-800-969-8262 ext. 504
EOE
JOIN OUR Team of Winning Restaurant Pro-
fessionals Barnhill's Buffet, a south- eastern
restaurant chain. Growth, Stability, Family
Atmosphere! No late Nights or Alcohol.
Management Opportunities in Sebring
Fax resume to 850-435-9229 or
recruitina@barnhillsbuffet.net
KAHN GROVE SERVICE COMPANY is now
accepting applications for full-time and part-
time. Experienced Semi Drivers to haul citrus.
Must have CDL Class A license. Contact John
Box. at: 863 385-6136. Drug Free Workplace
LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST NEEDED 2
or 3 days a week. Built in Clientele Call for
more info. 863- 382-6732
LOOKING FOR loving pre school teacher, af-
ternoon positions available. First Baptist
Church of Sebring. Ask for Becky
(863)385-4704
LPN/MA- EXPERIENCED nurse position open
in Wauchula. Bi- lingual preferred. Qualifica-
tions include giving shots and drawing blood
from kids, birth to 18 years of age. Fax re-
sume to 863-453-9340; or Call 863-452-
0566
LPN'S, MA's, LAB TECHs and Paramedics, PT
pt day/eve hours, phlebotomy skills, own
transportation. Highlands Co. 800-940-2777
MASSAGE THERAPIST.
wanted for busy salon, Full or Part time.
Ask for Julia 863-386-0777
MEDICAL ASSISTANT &
Receptionist position available for fast
paced, high volume dermatology prac-
tice.-Willing to train, but experience is a
plus, Fearful need not apply. Serious
candidates must fax resume to 863-
386-1848
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/
Medical receptionist.. F/T phlebotomy exp.
req. for assistant position. Must be dependa-
ble, efficient, self starter, team player w/com-
puter skills. Send reply to Box 2213. The
News-Sun, 2227 US 27 S. Sebring. FL.
33870.
MERCHANDISING -PT
We're Superfridge & we've got a great PT job
to stock sm. freezers in Lake Placid area gro-
cery stores on Mon & Thurs. Flexible hrs,
competitive pay & training provided.
1-800-733-2999 ext. 601 or
www superfridoe.com

NEW OWNER
Ramada Inn
of
Lake Placid
Now Hiring
Executive Housekeeper
(Experienced, salary open- will discuss)
Excellent pay w/ benefits. Submit re-
sflne' to Front Desk or Come in to


complete application. NO PHONE
CALLS! 2165 US 27 S
Lake Placid, FL


NIGHT AUDITOR- PT position responsible for
receipting and depositing cash and maintain-
ing accounting records. Duties include recon-
ciling Hotel charges on the MICROS 2700
AND 3500 systems. Work schedule: 10pm-
2am mostly Sunday Thursday. (up to 20
hr/wk) Accounting experience or education
required. Knowledge of fund accounting help-
ful. Substantial consideration will be given to
related work experience. Hourly rate: $9.13
Apply in person between 8am-4pm, Monday
through Friday, at the HOTEL JACARANDA, 19
E. Main St., Avon Park. Open until filled.
EA/EO/VET. PREF.
NOW HIRING painters with proven experi-
ence. MUST HAVE OWN VEHICLE. Call Bernie
at (863)381-0084


2100 Help Wanted
OFFICE ASSISTANCE bi- lingual a must. p/t
20-25 hrs per wk. Salary will commensurate
with experience. Fax resume 863-534-1633
attn: Anna
OFFICE ASSISTANT- Must be proficient in
Computer work and a good typist as well as a
team player. Fax resume to (863) 471-6834
attn: Cindy..
OTR DRIVER out 2 wks, at least 10 yrs exp.
will check references, clean driving record.
(863) 381-8588 Shane (taking applications)
PERSONAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT
Responsible for assisting residents in all fac-
ets of daily living and encouraging independ-
ence. Must be 21 yrs of age with a HS diplo-
ma or equivalent, valid Fl. drivers license and
meet criminal background requirements.
Please call 863-452-5141 or complete an ap-
plication at 55 E. College Dr. Avon Park. Fl.
33825
PHYSICAL THERAPIST, Physical Therapist
Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Certified
Occupational Therapist Assistant & Speech
Language Pathologist needed for The Palms
at Sebring. Join a large, energetic & progres-
sive rehab. dept. Competitive salary & excel-
lent benefits! Sign on Bonuses UP to
10,000!!! Call 888-440-4987, fax 866-391-
9831 or email resume@leaacvhealthcare net
Visit our website www.leoacvhealthcare.net
/
PRE SCHOOL looking for very professional ,
dependable teacher with CDA or AA. Please
fax resume or call Heather at (863)382-2727
(fax and phone are same number)
PT COOK needed for the Hotel Jacaranda
Restaurant. Experience and flexibility in
scheduling required. Hourly pay rate: $9.75-
$10.75 Apply in person between 9am and 2
pm., Tuesday through Friday, at the HOTEL
JACARANDA, 19 E. Main Street, Avon Park.
EA/EO/VET. PREF.
READY-MIX DRIVER NEEDED FOR
AVON PARK, SEBRING, ARCADIA
& WAUCHULA
CEMEX INC. is seeking drivers with
a Class B CDL. License. We offer
outstanding pay and benefits,
including paid vacation & holiday,
group medical, dental, life
insurance & 401 (k) savings plan.
Interested candidates Please call
863-382-8989
Real Estate Secretary for High Volume Real
Estate office in Highlands County.
Send resume to:
P.O. Box 686 lake Placid, FL 33852-0686


RECEPTIONIST- Immediately available in
Sebring, FL. Physician office looking for an
energetic, responsible individual, patient in-
teraction, appointment scheduling, answering
and placing calls. Experience in medical re-
ception, and knowledge of medical terminolo-
gy. Prefer experience using Word, medical
manager and IMPAC software. Week- day
hours and competitive benefits. Fax resume
and Reference to Sheila Grant, HRI Manager at
(407) 872-3630 or Mail to: 114 Park Lake St.
Orlando, FL 32803
SALES ASSISTANT
Lg home builder seeks
assistant to support
sales staff, greet and
assist customers. Sales
exp. helpful: comp skills
req'd. Salary plus
bonuses. Benefits incl.:
* Med/Dental
* Retirement plan
Email resume to:
jwhhrsa@walterind.com
or fax 813-871-4150.
Ref. ID SEDG01 in response.
EOE/Drug Free/ Workplace
SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED
For Store Evaluations. Get Paid to Shop. Local
Stores. Restaurants & Theaters. Training
Program. Flexible Hours, Email Required.
1-800-585-9024 ext. 6262.
STAFF ACCOUNTANT
Archbold Biological Station, a non profit
ecological research station, seeks a
well-rounded F/T staff accountant.
Requires strong background and
working knowledge in payroll, A/R
(including billings). G/L. A/P, and fixed
assets. utilizing a computerized
accounting system. Responsible for
in-house payroll process. Complete vari-
ous task and deadlines for Controller as
assigned. Post- award grant experience
highly desirable, Must be proficient in
Excel/Word. Ideal candidate will have
B/S in acct w/3-5 +yrs experience, or
A/S w/5+ yrs experience. Salary $25-
30K, based on experience/education.
Excellent benefit package.

Closing date December 19th. send
resume and cover letter to: Archbold
Expeditions, ATTN:
HR, PO box 2057, lake Placid FL 33862-
2057. or email to
humanresources@archbold-station.org.
We are and Equal Opportunity Employer

STANLEY STEEMER
is searching for Carpet Cleaning Tech. We
currently have several position avail. We are
looking for cheerful/dependable people who
will be working in a service business. No Exp.
nec. Applicants must possess valid FL drivers
lic. and safe driving record. For appt., contact
Rick at 863-655-2190. Drug Free Workplace
SUPPORT AIDE to provide support services
and independent living skills training to for-
mer homeless mentally ill adults in Sebring.
Related experience, communication skills
req'd. Position is 30 hours a week. Resume
to: Volunteers of America of Florida, ATTN:
Glenn- fax 813-287-8831. EOE
SURFACE ENTERPRISES Inc. Now Hiring
Sales /customer service reps. & managers.
for established Co.. Sign -on bonus as well as
company phone. 863-273-6299. 863-402-
2228.
TEACHERS FOR Pre-K Montessori and teach-
er aids needed for January new classes. Call
863-471-1139 or 863-471-0203


TECHNICAL ASSISTANT Specialist
PT consultant with associates or higher
degree in early childhood education or related
field wanted to provide technical assistance
and mentoring to prekindergarten teachers
Flexible schedule up to 20 hours/week.
Local travel required. Email resume to :
roraham@elcfloridasheartland org
or fax to (863) 767-1007.
THE GEO GROUP INC.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections.
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND
EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
&
BENEFITS AVAILABLE
LPN
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
SERGEANT
DENTAL ASSISTANT

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East State Road 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer


2100 Help Wanted
SPANCRETE OF FLORIDA is accepting appli-
cations for a temporary position to assist Of-
fice Manager and Production Planner in basic
daily operations. Please apply in person to:
400 Deer Trail East Sebring, FI 33876
(863) 655-1515 ext 201
WE ARE getting ready to open our new
relaxation super center, and are looking
fo successful customer oriented individu-
als to fill sales and or managerial
position
Manager
Sales Persons
Delivery Personnel

Apply in person.Spas Pools and Patios
330 Us Highway 27 N.
Sebring 385-5250.
WELDER- FABRICATOR needed. Please Call
Tu- Co Peat at (863)382-6600
WIRELESS INDUSTRY looking for sales per-
son in our new location at the Lake Shore Mall
-in Sebring. Position available immediately.
Call Carlos (321) 246-4171

2 5 Part-time
2150 Employment
** $5000-$50.000+ FREE CASH GRANTS!
2005! NEVER REPAY! Personal/Medical Bills,
School, Business/Home Approx. $49 billion
left unclaimed 2004! Live Operators. CALL
NOW! 1--800-681-5732 Extension 30


NewslSun
Has openings in our Packaging/
Mailroom Department. Hours vary
with each publication. Core days
are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday. Start
times are generally early evening
hours. No experience necessary.
Ability to lift bundles and work on
your feet a must, some mechani-
cal aptitude helpful. Call Luis at
385-6155 ext. 523 for details.
P/T JANITORIAL position. Available immedi-
ately. approx. 20 hrs. Citrus Staffing Depot.
Apply in person at : Cargill Plant Avon Park. or
Call 863-453-0011
SOCIAL WORKER- (part time) -MSW/LCSW
needed for a new state of the art dialysis unit
in Sebring. Flexible schedule with NO week-
ends. Excellent benefit package and working
conditions. Fax resumes to (863) 382-9242
or Call Mickey at (863) 382-9443


2300 Work Wanted
HOLIDAY HELPER- WILL HELP YOU WITH
ERRANDS. CALL (863)382-2668


3000
Financial

f0A Business
3050 Opportunities
$HOME WORKERS NEEDED$
Processing Company refunds Online. Earn
$15.00 Per Refund. Guaranteed. Extremely
Easy. No experience needed. Everyone Quali-
fies. Amazing Business Opportunity! Register
Online Today! www PaidRefunds com
A CASH COW!!
90 Vending Machine Units/You OK Locations
Entire Business- $10,670
HURRY! 1-800-836-3464 #802428
DONATE YOUR CAR SPECIAL KIDS FUND
Be Special! Help Disabled Children with Camp
and Education. FREE Towing, DMV Paper-
work! Tax Deduction.
Call 1-877-GIVE-TO-KIDS (448-3865)
www.specialkidsfund.org
LOCAL PARKING lot sweeping co for
Sale. Annual revenue $135,000. Long
term account. Turn -key business, ask-
ing. $95,000. Call Bruce 863-712-1429
MOVIE EXTRAS, Actors, Models!
Make $100-$300/Day
No Experience Required. FT/PT. All Looks
NEEDED! Call. 1-800-799-6151
TYPISTS NEEDED.L~LPfaig d $300 Daily Typ-
ing! Easy! Guaranteed Paychecks. No Experi-
ence Necessary. Full Training Provided. Im-
mediate Openings Now 'Available. Register
Online Today! www.HomeTypers cor


3150 Mortgages
NEED HELP BUYING A HOME OR REFINANC-
ING? You CAN get 100% financing! You can
qualify-Guaranteed. Must income require-
ments CarePlus Financial 800-493-1674


3200 Investments
*$5,000-$500,000++ FREE CASH
GRANTS!
2005! NEVER REPAY! Personal/
Medical
bills. School, Business / Home,
Approx.
$49k left unclaimed. 2004. Live
Operators!
CALL NOW'- 1-800-274-5086
Extension. 29


3250 Loans & Savings
$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! Injury
Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000 with-
in 48/hours? Low rates and bad credit is ok.
APPLY NOW BY PHONE 1-888-271-0463
www.njurvadvances com
$$ CASH $ Immediate Cash for Structured
Settlements, Annuities, Lawsuits, Inheritan-
ces, Mortgage, Notes & Cash Flows. J.G.
Wentworth #1 1(800)794-7310


4000
Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale
* 0 DOW HOMES. No Credit Needed, Take-
over Payments, Pre-Foreclosed Sale. Call
1-800-961-6071 ApprovalAgent.com
ATTENTION
Will pay cash for your home, duplex,
apartment or commercial property. Rapid
closing "as is" cond. Call Ken or Stephanie
863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
EAST HARDEE ct. almost 18 ac, 1/3 woods.
3/2, CBS. Newer Home, fenced pasture, se-
cluded. $325,000 (719)216-2441

4060 Homes for Sale
4060 Avon Park
AVON PARK Lakes, CBS, 2/1. w/extra
shower, fireplace, carport & large detached
garage w/electric & water. Move-in Condition.
2650 N. Mulberry Rd. Avon Park. 33825.
$110,000 (863)-453-2240. Call for appt


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408 0 Homes tor Sale
40 0 Sebring
/2 Home on the golf course in Golf Ham-
ock, with caged heated pool and many im-
orvements. Location and view of course
lnd lake. (863)382-6603 call for info.
2/2/2 CUSTOM BUILT
in 2001 with numerous amenities & up-
grades split floor plan with finished family
room, screen patio. A must see at 1526
Willowdale. In Willowgate off Thunderbird rd.
$194,500.
2004 DREAM HOME Vacation all year. Pool
and redwood spa, open floorplan, fenced
yard,
3/2/2.5 car garage, sprinklers. Its paradise.
Many extras, all upgrades. $299,000
(863)471-0606
3/2/2 ELF Dr. (off Sparta)
NEW CONSTRUCTION! Near Schools, Tile
throughout, Carpet in Bdrms. Lot and a Half.
$185,900 (863)385-0774
This is a Must See!
4/3/2-STORY
Cedar home on 1-acre. w/wrap-around
porch. All new appliances. Newly reno-
vated, hardwood floors, New roof 863-
414-7349. 5115 Lakewood Rd. Harder
Hall area. asking $298,000
LOT FOR SALE w/ Handyman house on site.
329 MLK Blvd. Call for Details.
(904)259-8195

4 10 Homes for Sale
4100 Lake Placid
BUILDERS PRE CONSTRUCTION SPECIAL!
on canal to Lake June. Placid Lakes. $350,000
(863)465-5214
BUILDERS FALL SPECIAL! Pre construction
Canal home to Beautiful Lake Clay. Sylvan
Shores. $299,000 New model with too many
extras to list. Call 863-465-5214
OPEN DAILY
NEW Model, great floor plan, 3 bedroom
split plan, 2 baths, full 2 car garage, cathedral
ceilings. 620 Catfish Creek Rd., Placid Lakes.
*One additional home- w/same floor plan.
Ready Now. Call for Directions.
MEYER HOMES (863)465-7900,
(863) 465-7338 after 5
TWO STORY 2/2 4car garage Central AC/
Heat. Very Secluded, paved road. Highlands
Park Estates. $155k Call Sam(786)290-7355

4 160 Commercial Property
4160 For Sale
COMMERCIAL LOT
B-3 Zoned 75 X 150. off 621 Lake
Placid. Many possibilities. $59,900.
772-285-1699.
4 170 Lakefront Property
4170 For Sale
CASH OFFER NEEDED
Lake Placid. Unique lakefront tri-level duplex
(3/2.5 & 2/2) 5br/4.5ba. fully furnished.
(239,900/Retail price)- $205,000/CASH.
Wrap-around cement patios on'upper level
enhances lakeview.866-958-CASH or View at:
www.vacantlotsusa.com

4 180 Duplexes for Sale
SUN'N Lakes. 2/2 ceiling fans, screened
patio, appliances included $675. per
month. 863-414-5885

4220 L.ots for Sale
"- f"PUS ACRE
In quiet. Lake Josephine area, paved
road. 300 yds from public boat ramp.
Country setting. 863-655-3312
2-HOUSE LOTS CLEARED
Sebring, behind Walmart. $79,500
for both. 863-414-7349
6326 GRANADA Blvd, Sebring 1.00 x 125.
Buildable lot in Sun n' Lakes, all utilities avail-
able. 1 blk from Golf course. $55k
Call (908)303-3905.
CORNER LOT located at Payson Ave, &
Myrtle Ave, Lake Placid, 863-214-6667
FOR SALE by owner- Placid Lakes canal
lot leading to Lake June- 365 Parker St.
NE- Close to newly renovated golf &
country club- approx. 81 x 125- make
your best offer! Call (954)-494-1524
LAKE PLACID Leisure Lakes -
Miller Ave. Offers. (386)437-6430

4260 Acreage for Sale
64 AC., +/-, wooded, both sides charlie creek.
Secluded, private, good hunting and fishing.
(719)216-2441

4300 Out-of-Town Property
NC MOUNTAINS
Log cabin $89,900 easy to finish cabin on
secluded sight. 1/7 acre parcels available
with million $ views!! Free information
Call 828-247-0081

4320 Real Estate Wanted
ROSE BUYS HOUSES & VACANT LOTS
Fast Cash, Quick Closing
Any situation or price or condition.
Save your Credit! Avoid foreclosure or......
We can make your payments for you!
863-223-2298/866-958-CA$H


5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
O50V For Sale
55+ PLUS PARK
on Lake Clay. Oldie but Goodie 2/2.
Many extras. must see, completely re-
modeled. $23,500 863-840-1019. Wk
day time. 863-465-5757. 863-465-7709.
56 X 14 2001.


Carport screen room. 2bdrm. 2bath.
Adult Park, planned activities. Partially
furnished. No pets. $26,000. 863-385-
8806. 863 385-3829.
DOUBLE WIDE $26,000
2/2. Adult Park, planned activities,
2-lease lots. $225 per month. 385-8806
or 385-3829 or 446-2151
LAKE PLACID on canal to Lake Huntley. 2/2
dbl wide, very nice, new kitchen, dock, re-
duced to $39,900. (863)465-6225 or
(941)539-8552
MOBILE HOME with Land.
Sebring -1990. 4-bedrm. 3-bath. w/ad-
dition. 1-acre, fenced, new inside and
out, possible owner finance. 863-235-
0152
PALM HARBOR FACTORY LIQUIDATION
SALE. 2005 Models must go. Call for Free
Color Brochures 800-622-2832.


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801 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852
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Fas: (863) i65-98A2
CeHl: (863) 41 502'
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Julianne Ferguson
Broker-Associate/Rental Property Manager


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2350 square feet Manufactured Home
4/3 on 1 acre in Great Venus
Neighborhood Beautiful High & Dry Lot
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1/2" Drywall Interior Walls
3/4" T & G Plywood Flooring
12" Overhang + 8' Side Wall Height
* Florida Building Code 130 mph wind speed
6/12 Pitch Roof Insulated Windows
+ Set on Raised Stemwall Foundation
+ 10-Year Structural Warranty


5050 Mobile Homes
5 5 For Sale
PALM HARBOR MODULARS & MOBILE
HOME SPECIALISTS. Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures. 800-622-2832
PARK MODEL
12ft X 36Ft, on rental land, complete set-up
ready to move in. eat in kitchen. large
bedrm.& Ivg rm. All furn. included. Priced to
sell $26,000. Bank financing. 863-385-9127
SEBRING- 3 single wide Mobile
Homes side by side on 50 x 110
lots. All rented with timely and es-
tablished tenants. $112,000 obo
(863)441-1213

5150 Mobile Homes
5 '5 For Rent
MOBILE HOME option to buy. 2/2. fully
furnished. 46 ft. screen porch. 3-palm
trees on lot mowing done once weekly.
Lots of extras, $685 per mo. plus sec.
863-273-6299. or 863-273-1294.


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexe for Rent
ASHLEY OAKS VILLA,
55+ gated. 2/2/.2. Outside mainte-
nance. Access to pool-clubhouse.
$975 per mo. 863-314-9367












News-Sun, Sunday, December 11, 2005


6050 Duplexes for Rent
NEW DUPLEX 3/2/2.
beautiful 2200 sq, ft. located in Spring
Lake Villas four. 305-883-6774

6 100 Villas & Condos
6100 For Rent
STUDIO APT.
Fully furnished w/ utilities, lake Placid,
(Golf Villas) $750. per mo. 954-881-
4919 or 954-309-8862
VILLA APTS.
Now renting spacious 1&2 bedrm apt,
homes, central heat & air. convenient,
quiet, call 863 385-7740. Hearing im-
paired call 1-800-840-2408 or stop by
office, 1335 Spinks Lane., Sebring.
Equal housing opportunity.

6 150 Furnished
6 I 5 Apartments


BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $650 mo. Go south
Hwy 27, behind Dunkin Donuts, up the hill,
turn left, 3106 Medical Way, (863)446-1822
EFFICIENCY FOR rent w/ kitchenette, golf vil-
las in Placid Lakes, swimming pool. Next to
Golf course, includes elect, water & sewer.
$395. mos. Prudential Sanders Realty
(863)465-1400
KEY LAKE VILLAS
Lakefront Living in Sebring
Clean, quiet, 2/1 single story unit in Orange
Blossom Estates. W/private outside patio.
CHA, screened porch, W/D hook-up $600/mo.
1st. & Security. No pets. 863-465-9151


6250 Furnished Houses


6300 Unfurnished Houses
LAKE PLACID 2/2/1. Scr rm. 2 yrs new.
Non smokers. $875.00 per month.
(863)-441-2844. or(863) 465-3838
SEBRING: LARGE 2/2 split plan, Oversize
kitchen, 12 x 35 family rm, 6 x 10 inside stor-
age, porch& back patio for bbq. Pool & club-
house, annual lease. Partially Furnished. Call
Warren 863- 441-1645 or Jack 863-385-0500


6320 Seasonal Property
1 & 2 Bedroom furnished rentals available
$1,000 and up. Call Exit Realty All Stars
Jo-Ann Atchley (863)655-2308
2/2 DUPLEX in Sebring. furnished, and spot-
less unit in nice area. W/D dishwasher, newer
appliance, tastefully furnished. Lanai over-
looks private back yard. Available now, 3 mos
min. rental. No Pets. no smoking, $1,600 per
mos. include direc TV, utilities. 863-385-6935
3-BEDRM, 2-BATH.
furnished Lake June Canal w/ boat dock
& boat house good fishing, $1,700. plus
security. 305-304-4788.
4/2 FURNISHED,
Lake Josephine with small dock,
3-months. min. $1,650 per month.
800-772-8345. 954-772-9421.
AVON PARK Lake Isis- lakefront, large fur-
nished 2 or 3 bdrm/2 available Dec. 1st. 3
mos. min. $2000.00 per mos. (863)465-0472
CANAL HOUSE to Lake June, boat duck,
furnished, $1400 per month. 954-907-2246
HARDER HALL 2/2/2 $1500 month.
3- months minimum 863-471-1491
LAKE FRONT motel w/ golf, pool, tennis and
boat ramp privileges. Available weekly/
monthly. Call (863)465-2888
LARGE FULLY Furnished & Equipped Apt. in
Guest house on four wooded park like acre s.
Apt. opens to Ig screened pool, BBQ, patio
area w/ above ground hot tub. MUST SEE TO
APPRECIATE. 3 mos. min. req. $995.00 mos.
+ depo. (863)655-2289

,'
SEASONAL 1&2 BDRM rentals avail. Jan, Feb,
and March(comp. furn. incl.utilities)
ANNUAL Rentals 2/3 bdrm rental available
NOW! Ridge Real Estate 863-385-2561


7040 Appliances
2- DISH washers one portable, one un-
der the counter. $75.00 each. 386-9400.
ask for Carrie.
CONVENTIONAL GE Microwave XL over
the stove type. $125. 863-385-1187
GE ELECTRIC Island stove $150. obo.
863-385-1187
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it tree!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
PORTABLE DISHWASHER and under the
counter dishwasher. $75.00 each or best of-
fer. (863)414-5582 or 863-386-9400


7060 Antiques-Collectible
AVON BOTTLE collection for sale, 100 differ-
ent items... call (863)465-6936
OLD GOLF clubs, baseball bats, tennis rac-
quets etc... all for $250.00 (863)385-5074


7100 TVRadio,& Stereo
13 IN. color remote control. TV $15.00
(863)452-1039

7180 Furniture
30" BRONZE metal bar stools Beige
Seat. $15. each. 863-471-3864.
BLACK LACQUER, Sectional Wall unit with
glass shelves & glass doors with light, each
piece has storage space on the bottom. 8ft. x
9inch. long. 6ft. 4inch. high. $250. 863-414-
0820
COFFEE TABLE, like new. 59" long, w/ draw-
er, walnut grain. Formica top. $45.00
(863)385-6691
CORNER COMPUTER desk $75.00 obo.
863-386-9400. ask for Carrie.


6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/2 CB home, heat & air, carport. No pets.
prefer non smokers. 6856 Pioneer rd. $650.
first, last. $300. Sec. must have references.
(863)655-0687


7300 Miscellaneous
ARTISTS SUPPLIES $20. 863-385-3946
BATHROOM COUNTER TOP '48-62" long.
beige & has sink in it. $100.00 obo cash
(863)699-2423
BRAND NEW never used little giant 17' ladder.
sacrifice $250.00 cash. call & Iv mess. lake pl.
firm offer. ladder too heavy for my use.
(863)699-2423
BROTHER HOME knitter KY 350 132-
needles. $50. 863-471-3864
CHRISTMAS FLOOD LIGHTS box of 5.
$20. (863)-382-6347.
CHRISTMAS TREE & decoration,
$15.00.(863)-385-3846.
COMPLETE 8 place setting fine /with extra
pieces. $50.00 (863)382-0984
CRAFTSMAN GARAGE door opener.
$75. 863-465-0679 or 863-458-2201.
DAISY 1940'S red ryder bb rifle, signed. Good
Condition. $65.00 (863)465-6624
DINGY, INFLATABLE sea-eagle six. $35
OBO. Lake Placid. 863-465-1356
DIRECTV UP to 4 Room System Installed
FREE. Plus FREE HBO, Starz, & SHOWTIME
for 3 months. Starting at $39.99. Call for de-
tails. 1-800-230-2564 Extension 27.
www.satellite.connection.com
DREAMCATCHER HAND woven wall-
hanging from $25.00 Lake Placid
863-465-1356
ELECTRIC *SEWING machine. New Home.
Model #650 $75.00 (863)453-3104
FIREWOOD, SPLIT, Oak dry seasoned
$90. per face cord. (863) 465-1161
GALILEO BINOCULARS new with case.
$50.00
(863)465-6624


HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


HOOKED RUG frame on legs, two boxes yarn
backing, shag cutter, tufting needles $100.00
(863)385-5944
HOOVER UPRIGHT vacuum Excellent Cond.
Re- Cond. & guaranteed. $20.00
(863)402-2285
HOT TUB/ SPA 5-PERSON
never been used 24 jets. 5-HP pumps,
Waterfall red wood cabinet. Sacrifice $1450.
(863)-651-3155.


1234 SEAMAN St. (formerly Canfield)
Dec. 15th 16th & 17th. 7am-??. Christ-
mas items, collectibles, and a wide vari-
ety of stuffs reasonably priced.
A;P.- SAT. & Sun. Dec. 10th & 11th 8am-
4pm 1868 N. Croton rd. Computer, clothes,
furniture loys and more Peggy 214-6294
AP- 2153 W Columbine Rd. Dei. iln
8th 9th & lith 7am -79 clothes.
Christmas items, and lois or Misc.
AP-1400 CR 1; A N LOis 2 & 3 Aro':. Irorr
ClIv Pits Dec 141in -1i'h ;7 31arrn House
hold knriheri Cnraiim.a, lov. bh: i sewrigq
books cunrain doli. .& kiichen ijDie w,;4-
chairs

Having a Garage Sale?
Make more money by reaching thou-
sands of potential customers For only
$8 you get 5 lines for one week in the
Newc-Sun and Highlands Herald Shop-
per, plus FREE GARAGE SALE SIGNS' If
your sale gets rained out, call us and
we'll run it again at no additional charge
Call today' (863) 385-6155.
L.P MOVING SALE 19G polk '1 Sal & Sun
Dec t10h & 1tlin 83m-.4mlsJi)& 83m-?pm
ugnli Too man,' ems o lil HiUGE SALE,
LAKE PLACID 844 CR 621 E i. 27 Dec
15in & 16th 8am-noon Power tools. Coke
coil leno, Clocks. books beer signs Elms
and Marilyr, small appliances Yard Itols &
Cnriimas ilems 863- 461.-087;
LP- 255 Loqual Rd IPlacid Lakes) 8am-
2pm Fri & Sal Dec 161t & 171h Furn
baby clothes, toys & misc
LP- MOVING SALE' 105 Surilh In FriSun
Dec 9.111 n am-4pm lo ,olf roucehold
inems, Ilols and some lurniure


AP-. 1898 N. Sapphire Rd. (Avon Park Lakes)
Dec. 17th, 18th, & 19th. 8am -??. Linens,
small appliances dishes, wometning for every
body, come and see.
SEB- STUFF-IT Storage. 5680 Schumacher
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plastic, for sale. Ask for Keith (863)385-7840


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10 FT. JON Boat w/2.5 mercury, new.
$800.00. 080. 863-655-3556.
14' V-BOTTOM Alum 15 HP Johnson trolling
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and anchors, Ready to crappie fish. $1,300.
obo 863-446-1162
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w/trailer, new 401b. minn. Kota. trolling mo-
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5,11. $1350. OBO. 863-453-7925

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lids. $40.00 (863)452-2815
TWO NEW vent free gas space heaters,
blue flame heat. paid $525. Asking $300
for both. 863-452-2089
WHITE SOUP tureens. $15.00
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5 HP. rear tine roto tiller $300.00
(863)452-0266
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ed, salary, plus vacation, experience
only. 863-453-5296


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rock, heat lamp, approx. 2 ft long. $125.00
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8FT CHEVY bed w/ tailgate. $400.00
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condition!! $7000.00 (863)655-0311
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935 & Accessories


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PAUSE AND CONSIDER
Jan Merop

Expect less,

give more
Most of us have never
known the kind of devasta-
tion that victims of
Hurricane Katrina experi-
enced a few months ago.
Nor can we fully understand
how difficult it is to get the
infrastructure up and run-
ning so that people can pick
up the pieces of their lives
and start over.
It's impossible to grasp
what first responders see,
feel and process mentally
and emotionally as they give
of themselves unselfishly.
For those who could not
actually go, it's gratifying to
know that many dug deeply
to give money or other nec-
essary items for the sur-
vivors.
Across the nation, cre-
ativity abounded. In our
community alone, individu-
als, groups and organiza-
tions collected money and
necessities. Others held
garage sales to raise funds
to give. Concerts were per-
formed. Auctions held.
With Christmas rapidly
approaching, expectations in
our own families may blind
us to the continuing needs.
Sometimes our traditions
might actually make us feel
entitled to that to which
we've become accustomed.
But, a package tied with
selfishness misses the true
meaning of the season.
It's still good to celebrate
and give to those we love.
Yet, tempering those cele-
brations with reality will
help us continue showing
kindness by withholding
some of our own expecta-
tions and finding more ways
to give.
Joseph and Mary arrived
in Bethlehem to register for
the census. She was expect-
ing the child, Jesus, God's
Son. If the innkeeper had
known who this couple was
and the child she was carry-
ing, perhaps the red carpet
of kindness would have
been spread.
Rather, the best they
could do was direct them to
the stable. But, even this
shred of kindness was grate-
fully received. And the King
of kings came into the world
in this humble way to show
an eternal kindness that no
one deserved, but would be
able to receive by grace.
Christmas exemplifies
God's kindness to us.
"But because of his great
love for us. God, who is rich
in mercy, made us alive
with Christ even when we
were dead in transgressions
it is-by grace you have
been saved in order that in
the coming ages he might
show the incomparable rich-
es of his grace, expressed in
his kindness to us in Christ
Jesus." (Ephesians 2: 4 & 7,
NIV)
When God expressed his
kindness by giving.Jesus,
his eyes were on us and our
needy condition. His heart
overflowed with considera-
tion for his creation. His
interest was in us. Romans
2: 4 tells us that God's kind-
ness leads us toward repen-
tance.
When we receive the
immeasurable gift of his all-
sufficient presence, God's
kindness will fill up our
hearts and we won't be able
to contain it. We'll learn to
expect less and give more.
Selah.

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


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SECTION C + SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2005


Youth



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By JAN MEROP
News-Sun correspondent
Y south
For
Christ
knows
about teens and that
girls need a listening
ear.


So, for the last sev-
eral years and growing
continually on campus-
es throughout Highlands
County, girls are having
those needs met
through "Girl Talk" -
get-togethers with
peers who are led by
caring adults. Students
learn, grow and are free to
speak up in this safe place
- a coming together of
mind, soul and spirit.

Two years ago, Andrew Katsanis,
director of Youth For Christ in
Highlands County, was talking with
Jessica Thayer (then Wolfe) about the
needs of young girls in the county.
"I knew they needed to go deeper
and also have contact with a young
woman they could relate to in a small
group setting," Katsanis said.
Meanwhile, Thayer had just returned
from college where she had-been
deeply affected by a Bible study.
"I wish I had had this in high
school," she said. "I knew it was really
needed on high school campuses."
West Palm Beach County Youth For
Christ had something similar, but it
wasn't structured in a way that would
work in Highlands County. So they
came up with their own.
In talking with Katsanis about it, he
said, "What about Girl Talk?" She
loved the idea and helped plant and
lead the first Girl Talk in Sebring High
School, January 2003, during lunch
time with Youth For Christ supplying
lunch.
"About 15 girls showed up for this
girl's Bible study and talk time,"
Thayer said. "We started doing sleep-
overs and spending time together."
It didn't take long for word to spread.
By February this year, Girl Talk had
grown to about 75 girls.
"It was obvious from the turnout that
teenage girls were craving to have


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Heartland Christian School students, Rebekah Moody, 11th grader, (left) and Ashley
Montross, 12th grader, participate in Girl Talk at the school.

When is the next meeting?

Girl Talk meets during lunch:
Monday at Sebring High School
Tuesday at Hill-Gustat Mliddle School. Sebrino
Wednesday\ at Lake Placid High School
Friday at Heartland Christian School
It also meets from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Friday at Avon Park High
School.


someone who would invest in their
lives even once a week and talk about
girl issues with an individual who
cared," Katsanis said. "Jessica prayed
and discipled them female to female."
This encouraged them to birth the
second Girl Talk at Lake Placid High
School in September 2003, led by


Thayer and more recently by Margaret
Kiser. It started with 25 girls and grew
to between 50-75. Avon Park High
School's Girl Talk followed, led by
Annesley Wood. And Heartland
Christian School's Girl Talk is almost
one year old, having started in January
of this year with Kelly Maxcy leading.


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And now, the first Girl Talk for mid-
dle school girls is being led by Linda
Henderson at Hill Gustat Middle
School in Sebring. Fifteen girls came
k out for the first get-together. Now 70
girls attend.
Obviously, with so many girls
participating, sleepovers no long
worked Instead, they do beach
retreats on a specified week-
end.
"So far we've done two
with all the high school girls,
*talk groups and more are to
Comee" Thayer said.
"We also do a tea at the
end of the year," Thayer
said.
SThis is a dress-up occa-
sion and the girls bring a
special woman in their
lives. Often it's their
moms, grandmothers or
someone else who has
influenced them in a posi-
tive, nurturing way.
"We get a tent and set it
up outside at Christie
Whaller's home. We use
fine china and make it
really fancy. It's a send off
for the seniors. They talk
About their time and share
encouraging words with
the younger girls."
Since Thayer is now
teaching full-time, Terri
Otterman leads the Sebring
High School Girl Talk and
Thayer coordinates all the
events (concerts, etc.) for
Youth For Christ as well as
coordinating the Girl Talk
groups and meeting with the
leaders. But she's not content
to stay on the sidelines. She
loves being involved in the
lives of the girls.
"I want the girls to get real-
ly involved with me in every
aspect," she said. "I want them
S to see Jesus in all parts of my
hie, m the ups and downs, and
see the real me. My heart is being
with the girls."
While they are doing Bible
studies, the plan is to get on a
rotation system so that the girls
% will get a full grasp of the
gospel in the years they are part
of Girl Talk. Right now the
high schools are doing "31
Girl" published by Whittaker
House and based on Proverbs
31. The middle school is doing a
study on "words, worth, relation-
ships and me" regarding healthy
self-esteem. It's entitled "Girls of
Grace" andis published by
Howard Publishing Company.
Girl Talk is opened to any girl
on campus.

Youth For Christ
Youth For Christ is a non-profit
organization that reaches out to the
youth in the community through
Campus Life Clubs and one-on-one
ministry with teens; along with special
events throughout the year. Girl Talk
and Dude Stuff are two blossoming
ministries in which YFC connects with.
teens through a caring adult.
But, the ministry can only survive
and touch the teenagers through the
support of the community. There are
costs associated with every aspect of
ministry. Girl Talk and Dude Stuff are
no exception especially with lunches
being brought in for so many students.
Tax deductible donations are wel-
come and if someone would specifical-
ly like to give to Girl Talk or Dude
Stuff, just note it on the check. All mail
should be sent to P.O. Box 1526,
Sebring, FL 33871. Youth for Christ is
located in the former Blessings
Christian Book Store., 1125 U.S. 27
South, Sehring. :FL 33870. Call Youth
For Christ for more information at 386-
0005.


Dudes speak up about stuff in life


By JAN MEROP
News-Sun correspondent
Once the guys started hearing about
Girl Talk, they asked for something
especially for guys so they can express
themselves about the stuff of life.
Reid Thayer, Jessica's husband,
agreed the need was real.
Youth For Christ Director Andrew
Katsanis said, "How about Dude Stuff?"
and it was launched by Thayer at Lake
Placid High School on Tuesdays during
lunch. In January 2006, it will change to
7:30-8:15 a.m. Friday.
Fifteen guys began Dude Stuff and
it's already grown to 45 guys getting


together to talk, bounce ideas off Thayer
and each other; hear special speakers,
testimonies and, pray.
.Katsanis said it's amazing to see
mostly unchurched guys coming out.
They never even went to Youth For
Christ's Campus Life Clubs at school.
"Now they're coming to Campus Life
and getting plugged into church youth
groups," Katsanis said.
"We try to keep it contemporary and
fun," Thayer said.
They open with prayer and then
before they eat they'll do "bullet
prayers" to touch on the prayer requests
of the guys. Several Christian guys who


come to Dude Talk are getting to know
the others who come and have been
inviting them to church and helping
them get plugged in.
"Sometimes we just take time to talk
and fellowship. Other times we.ll bring
in speakers like Andrew Katsanis to
share the gospel."
They also invite guys to give their tes-
timonies and this often generates ques-
tions. They're looking for other
Christian guys to share their faith and
tell what they believe. The audience
respectfully and willingly listens to all
that's said.
"We'll tell the guys that if they have


anything on their hearts, to come and
talk to us." Thayer said.
"Dude Talk gives me the opportunity
to share something that may be going on
in my life that the teens can relate to in
their li\cs in high school."
Then lie can offer a Christian perspec-
tive on the issue or problem.
Dude Stuff is growing and is open to
any guy on campus. Another one has
recently been launched in Avon Park, led
by Terry Ilancock.
Thayer looks forward to Dude. Talk
becoming active on other Highlands
County campuses and Ih;s heard one will
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ARTS & LEISURE


Understanding
The widow spiders are world outbuildings (sheds. barns,
wide in distribution. Females privies) water meter holes.
range from 8-15 mm in body under any item or structure that
length; males are .smaller, has been undisturbed for a
sometimes very small (2mm). lengthy period.Formerly, most
Most have globose, shinny bites by black widows ( almost
abdomens that are predomi- all by female spiders) occurred
nantly black with red markings in outhouses, but presently,
(although some may be pale Latrodectus biles occur most
and have lateral stripes) with frequently when the spider is
moderately long slender legs. trapped against human skin,
These spiders are nocturnal either by reaching under objects
and build a three dimensional where the spider is hiding or
tangled web, often with conical when putting on clothing,
tent of dense silk in a corner gloves or shoes containing the
where the spider hides during spider. Widow spider are gener-
the day. In nature, most species ally very timid and only bite in
found under rocks and logs, but self defense when they acciden-
the readily adapt to human tally contact humans.
alter environments, where they Bites symptoms are sys-
are most commonly found in temic, spreading through the


Florida's


lymphatic system,
and usually start
about 1-3 hours after
the bite. The most
common symptoms
are intense pain rigid
abdominal muscles,
muscle cramping,
malaise, local sweat-
ing nausea, vomiting,
and hypertension.
There are four
species of widow
spiders in Florida:
Latrodectus mactans,
the southern black
widow;
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lus, the northern black widow;
Latrodectus bishop, the red
widow and Latrodectus geo-


etricus, the brown
dow.
The southern black


widow is the most
common of the native
widow spiders. It is
the epitome of the
classic widow spider,
occurring in all the
normal widow spider
habitats. It is a glossy
jet black all over,
including body and
legs. The only red
marks are the bright
red hourglass mark on
the underside of the
abdomen, and a red


spot just behind and above the
spinnerets. It occurs throughout
the state.


The northern black widow is
very similar to the southern
black widow, except its hour-
glass mark is broken into 2 tri-
angle-shaped markings, and
there is arow of red spots down
the middle of the back. It has
only been reported from the
Florida panhandle. Its web is a
large tangled mass placed at the
tip of a low tree branch.
The red widow has a black
abdomen with a single flattened
red triangle on the underside.
On the back are rows of red
spots, each of which are sur-
rounded by a yellow circle. The
head region and legs are red-
orange in color. The web begins
as a typical tangle web in the
interior of a small palm or pal-


metto, but then continues a
sheet of silk onto one of the lat-
eral open leaves.

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 ques-
tions to: Master Gardeners,
4509 George Blvd., Sebring,
FL 33872.
Anna R. Coley, is a Master
gardener affiliated with the
University of Florida,s
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.


Courtesy photo
Ridge Area Arc client Billy Sheppard, of Sebring, (left) learns the correct way to enter a voting ballot in
the box by Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell and staff member Giselle
Acevedo.

ARC residents learn about voting
AVON PARK Highlands a question and answer period Freedom Count Vote" sticker
County Supervisor of Elections everyone was given a "Make to wear, and a goodie bag.
Joe E. Campbell with staff "
members, Norma Stokes and
Giselle Acevedo, visited
approximately 80 individuals
served by Ridge Area Arc to tell
them the importance of voting
and to demonstrate the two
ways to vote.
They brought with them
actual voting machines the
touch screen, and the ballots
that voters mark and put in the
ballot box. Campbell could not
stress enough that one vote
does make a difference and
urged anyone 17 years and
older to register to vote. He also
noted that on the voter registra-
tion card there is a box that can
be marked if anyone needs
assistance in voting.
Sample ballots were handed
out for everyone to see, and
many marked their ballots and
were shown how to correctly
put them in the ballot box. After


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-SEBRING The
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The concert will feature
masterpieces performed by
artists Paul Rosenthal, violin
and Doris Stevenson, piano.
Violinist Paul Rosenthal
began playing violin at the
age of three. He studied with
Dorothy DeLay and Ivan
Galamian at The Julliard
School and with Jascha
Heifetz at the University of
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Summer Music Festival.
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and Paul Tortelier. Stevenson
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in Alaska and has participated
in numerous chamber music
festivals.
The concert will be at 2
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.


PLACES to


Places to Worship is a paid adver-
tisement in the News-Sun that is
published Friday and Sunday. To
find out more information on how
to place a listing in this directory,
call the News-Sun at 385-6155,
465-0426 or 452-1009, ext. 518.

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.
First Assembly of God, 114
South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 453-4453. Sunday
School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship:
10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday
Children's Church: 10:45 a.m.
- Wednesday Adult Bible Study and
Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m.
Pastor: John E. Dumas.'
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

M Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Christ cen-
tered and biblically based. Sunday
worship services, 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bible class-
es at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all
ages. Choir practice at 4:45 p.m.
Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556.
Minister, Rev. R.L. Polk home
phone 635-0053.
Bethany Baptist Church,
(GARBC), Christ-centered,
Biblically based, family focused
church on 798 C-17A South, Avon
Park, FL (corner of SR-17 and C-
17A Truck Route). Pastor: David L.
Conrad. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.;
Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening
Service, 6 p.m.; AWANA Club for
children age 3 to sixth grade is 6:45-
8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Conquerors
for Christ teen group (with Pastor
Ben Kurz) and Adult Prayer and
Praise time meet at 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Nursery care is provid-
ed for all services. For more infor-
mation, phone 452-1136.
Cornerstone Baptist Church -
We're new in town and can't wait to
meet you. No matter where, you
come from, no matter who you are,
there is a place for you at
Cornerstone. You'll enjoy a blend of
traditional and praise and worship
music, friendly people, and, relevant
messages from God's Word.
Currently meeting in the conference
room of the new Holiday Inn
Express, 4400 U.S. 27 North,
Sebring, across from Tanglewood
Resort. Service times are 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Nursery
and childcare provided for morning
service. For information, call 314-
0932. Pastor Randy Gaines.
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.
Deaf interpretation available. Ken
Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055.
Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
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
(chapel), 10:30 a.m. Library open,
11 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Spanish Worship Service, 5 p.m.
ESL, 5:45 p.m. Youth choir, 5:45
p.m. Discipleship Training, 6:30 p.m.
Spanish Worship Service (chapel),
7 p.m. Evening Worship Service.
ESL Tuesday schedule: 9-10 a.m.
computer class; 10 a.m. to noon
conversational English; 7-9 p.m.
computer class and conversational
English. Regular Wednesday sched-
ule: 3:15-5:30 p.m. youth (seventh
through eighth) after school. pro-
gram, 5 p.m. Family Night Supper, 6
p.m. Children's choir rehearsals,
6:15 p.m. youth activities, 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, pastor.
* 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'
service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provid-
ed for both services with Children's
Church at 11 a.m. Life changing
Bible Study for all ages starts at
9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen
Altvater leads the youth in their
quest to become more like Christ.
Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.
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.
* 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 West Bell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday
School for all ages (nursery provid-
ed); 11 a.m. Worship Service (nurs-
ery provided); 11 a.m. Children's
church, ages 3-7 years old and
Junior church, ages 8-12 years old;
5 p.m. choir practice; 6 p.m. Evening
Worship Service. Wednesday (dur-
ing school year): 6:15 p.m. Mealtime
for children, youth and workers; 7
p.m. Agape Club for ages 3-12
years old, youth prayer and Bible
study and adult prayer and Bible
study (nursery provided). Interim
Pastor: Ken Geren. 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.


I 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. Interim Pastor, Cliff
Owens. Associate Pastor, Rev.
Duane Bell. Phone'382-4301.
* Open Door Baptist Church,
located in the Sebring Square shop-
ping center in the Music Makers
Music Store (between Winn Dixie
and the pet store). The Bible is our
doctrine. Our faith is the Lord Jesus
Christ. "Come let us search the
Scriptures together." Everyone is
cordially invited to attend. Bible
study, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 11
a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.; and-
Wednesday evening service, 6 p.m.
Pastor Rev. James R. Stevens. For'
information, call 402-5699.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas-
tor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home
phone: 655-0967. Affiliated with the
National Association of Free Will
Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* 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. Office phone,
385-0752.
* Spring Lake Baptist Church,
7408 Valencia Road, Sebring, FL
33876. Phone: 655-2610. Contact:
Richard E. Meyer. Independent, fun-
damental, affiliated with the
GARBC. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning service, 10:45
a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6
p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting
and Bible study, 7 p.m.
* Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC)
3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and
Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Dr. George R.
Lockhart, pastor; and Nathan
Didway, director of student min-
istries. 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

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Gerald P.
Grogan, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass
is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in
Spanish; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Sunday; Weekdays at 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday.


ORSHIP


Confessions are at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday. Religious Education
Classes are 8:50-10 a.m.
September through May for grades
prekindergarten through 12th. Youth
Nights for fifth grade and older are
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
* 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:
7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 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
(Rebecca Propst, coordinator of
Faith Formation for grades kinder-
gaer through eighth, 385-7844.)
The.Edge Program for grades sixth-
tlough eighth is from 6:45-8:15
p.m. Wednesday in the Youth Center
(Rebecca Propst). _-ie 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 Llaria,
Pastor. Mass schedule: Summer
(May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4
p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays, 9 a.m. Winter (Nov. 1 to
April 30) Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday,
8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.;
and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and
7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m.

CHRISTIAN

* 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. Marcia Roark,
Pastor. Phone 655-5379 or 314-
9760. World Church Mission: We
proclaim Jesus Christ and promote
communities of joy, 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:
www.eastsidecc.org. S.C. Couch,
minister; cell phone 464-2845 or
home, 699-2617. Sunday Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week 10:15 a.m. Youth Church
with Martha Crosbie, director at 11
a.m. Janet 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
(across from McDonald's). Bill
Raymond, preaching minister.
Stephen Bishop, youth minister.
Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Bible
School; 10 a.m. Worship. Monday
evening is aerobics for ladies. Study
groups for high school boys and
girls only will be 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m., choir
practice; 7 p.m., youth groups for all
ages and Adult Study. Nursery pro-
vided Sunday and Wednesday. For
details, call the church office at 453-
5334.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Ave., (corner of Poinsettia
and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL
33870. Phone: 385-0352. The Rev.


Ronald Norton, pastor. Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10:30 a.m.
* Iglesia Cristiana de
Restauracion, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tel. 452-
0745. Dr. Pastor Pascual
Hernandez. Orden de servicios:
Domingo 2 p.m. Escuela Biblica
classes para todos. Domingo 3:30
p.m. Adoracioh y. Predicacion.
Martes 7 p.m. Conociendo las
Escrituaras. Jueves 7 p.m. Clamor a
Dios-Oracion. Estan todos
Bienvendios. Si no tiene una Iglesia
donde ir, haga esta su Iglesia. En
esta Iglesia Nunca seras un estra-
no.
* Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
Sam Wirick-Velez, Youth Minister;
Cora Schwingel, Children's Director.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a m ; Sunday
School, 11 a m, Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m.; Wednesday night
meals. 5 p.m." and Wednesday Bible
Study. 6 p m Phone 382-5676.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Church. 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday 10-30 a.m.
Morning Worship & Sunday School.
Testimonial Meetings each 2nd &
4th Wednesday at 5 p.m. A free pub-
lic Reading Room, located at the
church, is open Tuesday and
Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
Bible and the Christian Science text-
book, "Science and Health with Key
to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker
Eddy are our only preachers. All are
welcome to come and partake of the
comfort, guidance, support and
healing found in the lesson-ser-
mons.

CHURCH OF BRETHREN

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

* Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services, 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are
available at every service. Bible
Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages. Church phone:
453-4692.

* Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.
Minister: Bryan Naugle. We would
like to extend an invitation for you
and your family to visit with us here
at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of
service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9
a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10
a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7
p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD

* Living Waters Church of God,
4571 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL
33875. Sunday: Homecoming serv-
ice, 8 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:45


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a.m.; prayer, 9:45 a.m.; Encounter
worship service, 10:30 a.m., nurs-
ery, kids church, 10:30 a.m.;
Adoracion en Espanol. 1 p m.
Tuesday: Pastor's prayer partners.
6-7 a.m.; Intercessory prayer 12-1
p.m.; Bread of Life Food Pantry, 4-6
p.m.; Intercessory prayer, 7-8 p.m.
(all welcomes'i Wednesday.
Fellowship meals, 5-30 p m, Awana
Kid's Bible Club. 6-30-8 p m
Thursday: Youth nigntcale and
game room, 6 p.m. For a complete
schedule of Spanish speaking min-
istries, call 386-0292.

CHURCH OF NAZARENE

* First Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine. SI, Setring.
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 ai
7 pm with special services Ior chil-
dren. Youth and adults Special
services once a mornh for seniors
(Prime Timers), and young adults
and families Call for details at 385-
0400 Pastor Emmett Garrison .

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 time 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
(all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation
available.) Sunday evening praise
and worship service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening prayer service,
7 p.m. Children and youth activities
at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is
welcome, please come worship with
us. .Tom Schankweiler, Pastor.
Phone 453-6052.

EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer, meets at satellite loca-
tiori at South Florida Community
College University Center, 600 East
College Drive, Avon Park. Sunday
services: Traditional Rite II Holy
Communion at 8:30 a.m.;
Contemporary Rite II Holy
Communion at 11 a.m.; and church
school for kindergarten through fifth
grade is 9:30 a.m. Kids Praise Team
at 10:15 a.m. Coffee hour between
services. Babysitting available. Last
Sunday of the month is Rite II at 10
a.m. followed by a potluck dinner.
Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemer1895@aol.com.
N St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 8:45
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051.
Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, Rector.
Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:
Order of St. Luke Study, 5:15 p.m.
and Holy Communion with Healing
Service, 6:15 p.m.












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Sebring Library hosts free concert


This winter's seasonal winds
will blow more than chilly air
our way, they'll also usher in an
afternoon of classical music at 2
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. The
Sebring Library will be the host
for violinist Paul Rosenthal and
his pianist, Doris Stevenson.
Mary Myers, director of the
Highlands County Library
System, and Patricia English,
Highlands Art League adminis-
trator, made the arrangements
through the Piatigorsky
Foundation, a non-profit organ-
ization presenting live concerts
in small towns all over
America. The Sebring Friends
of the Library are hosting a
reception following the concert
at the Yellow House.
Rosenthal lives in Alaska and
is the founder of the Sitka
Summer Music Festival, which


is recognized as one of the top
chamber music festivals in the
United States. Rosenthal began
playing the violin at the age of
three, studied at The Julliard
School and with Jascha Heifetz
at the University of South
California. He has performed as
a soloist with orchestras all over
the world, recording with all the
major music companies, includ-
ing RCA, Vox and Fidelio. His
musical performance at our
library will be on a violin made
by Joseph Cremona in 1706.
Get your ears ready for the
concert by taking home some of
the CDs on chamber and classi-
cal music: "Yo-Yo Ma Plays
Bach;" "250 Years of Great
Music;" "White Stones;" "The
American Tenors;" "Sacred
Treasures III;" "Chants
d'Auvergne;" "The White


Cliffs of Dover;"
" C r e a t i o n ;"
"Romantic Moments
1;" "Essential
Rachmaninoff;"
"Two Worlds;" "The
Four Seasons;"
"Moonlight
Classics;" or,
"Konzertsatz in F
Minor."
The violin music
on CD is also varied:
"Adagio;" "Violin
Fantas i e s ;"
"Americana;"
"Romance of the


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LIBRARY LINES

Carolyn
Hesselink


Violin;"


"Appalachia Waltz;" "Josh
Groban in Concert;" "Bach and
the High Baroque;" "For Your
Soul;" "Brandenburg Concerto
No. 5;" or "Complete Violin
Sonatas."
Since we remember better if


we see as well as
hear, our video titles
may appeal:
"Treemonisha;"
"Symphony to
America the
Beautiful;" "The
Grand Canyon;"
"Miracle of Mozart;"
"The Academy at
Longleat;" "Nature's
Serenade Featuring
the Four Seasons by
Antonio Vivaldi;" or
"The Devil's Music -
The History of Jazz."


I'm not planning to wear a
heavy coat, boots and scarves
with my gloves, but I might at
least enjoy Karen Kingsbury's
Red Gloves series beginning
with "Gideon's Gift in 2002,"
"Maggie's Miracle in 2003,"
and "Sarah's Song in 2004."


Each story reminds us of the
impact our lives can have on
others when we take the time to
practice the principles of
Christmas. Special Christmas
CDs include: "Silent Night,
Holy Night;" "A Piano
Christmas;" "Santamental
Journey;" "An All-4-One
Christmas;" "The Mel Torme
Collection;" "Lake Effect;" or
try "A Merry Little Christmas."
This month presents many
opportunities to show our
appreciation and love to others.
Find your inspiration in our
many book titles: "101 Ways to
Say Merry Christmas for Less
Than $25;" "The Gardener's
Christmas Book;" "Christmas
All Through the House;"
"Vintage Christmas Crafts;"
"Heaven Scent: Aromatic
Christmas Gifts;" "Christmas


Card Magic: Natural Ideas for
Christmas;" "Down Santa
Claus Lane;" Erica Wilson's
"Christmas World;" "Christmas
With Martha Stewart;" or
"Christmas With Southern
Living."
The free concert on Jan. 7
will require a reservation due to
our limited facilities. Call the
library at 402-6716 to make
your reservation


Carolyn Hesselink is the
administrative 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.


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PLACES to


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GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brpthren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, Sebring. Sunday
School (all ages) and first worship
service, 9-10:15 a.m.; Coffee,
doughnuts and fellowship under the
tent, 10:15-10:45 a.m.; second wor-
ship service, 10:45 a.m. to noon;
Sunday evening Bible study, 6-7
p.m.; Wednesday evening, 7-8 p.m.,
Prayer meeting, youth gathering and
20s plus gathering. Kid City
Preschool day care is from 7 a.m..to
6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call
Kid City office at 385-3111 for infor-
mation: Dr. Randall Smith, senior
pastor; and the Rev. Vince Lohnes,
associate pastor. Phone 835-0869.

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, 385-1925, or
the office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Avon Park Lutheran Mission
(LCMS), Sunday services are at the
Good Shepherd Church, 4348
Schumacher Road, Sebring.
Sunday morning service is at 9 a.m.
Bible study is at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday devotion is at 6:30 p.m.
The pastor is Scott McLean.
* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1744 S.E. Lakeview Dr. The
Rev. Eugene R. Fernsler, Pastor;
Jim Dunn, Deacon; Alan Long,
Director of Music. Holy Eucharist at
9:30 a.m. (nursery 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.
N Faith Lutheran Church LCMS,
2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Church phone: 385-7848, Faith's
Closet phone: 385-2782. Gary
Kindle, Pastor; Paul Ruff, Emeritus;
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 broadcast on


WITS 1340 AM at 10 a.m. Sunday
School for children and adults, 8:30
a.m., September through May.
Educational Opportunities: Weekly
Adult Bible Studies September
through May. Special Worship
Services on Thanksgiving Eve,
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and
Easter. Midweek Services during
Advent and Lent. Faith's Closet
Resale Shop is open to the 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 of
Wal-Mart, James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
provided. Social activities: Choir,
Missioris, 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 453-6858.1
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Phil Frahm, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for Delember
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first andi third
Sunday; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; 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 activ-
ities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens,
Younger Side Adults, Ladies
Missionary League, Ladies Guild,
Small group studies as scheduled.
Music: Choir and hand chimes.
Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years
old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, director.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road. Sunday: First
Worship Service and Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10:45
a.m.; Junior and Senior Night Youth,
5:30 p.m.; and Evening Service,
6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Friends
Clubs (ages 3 through fifth grade);
Youth Bible Study, Prayer Meeting,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
Pastor; Reinhold Buxbaum,
Associate Pastor; and Wayne
Henderson, Youth Pastor. Church


office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m.
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck.
A small friendly church waiting for
your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., member of Christian
International Apostolic Network
(CIAN), reets at the Sebring Civic
Center (behind the library) on
Lakeview Drive at 10 a.m Sunday:.
Members also meet at 7 p.mi.
Thursday at Arise in the" Shops 6f
the Highlands Plaza across from the
Highlands County Agri-Civic Center
on U.S. 27 South. Linda M. Downing,
Minister: Phone, 314-9195, lindad-
owning@hotmail.com. Casey L.
Downing, Associate Minister:
Phone, 385-8171,
caseydowning@hotmail.com. Web
site is christiantraining.net.
* Divine Destiny International
Church & Bible Institute, a new full
gospel church plant at 126 E. Center
Ave. (off the Circle in downtown
Sebring). Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible
Institute is through 6 p.m. It is a two-
year accredited course. Pastor
Steven Brown. Call (863) 458-2413.
Acts 1:8 And you shall receive
power after the Holy Spirit has come
upon you.
* 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.com.
* 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
Adoracion, 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.,
Avon 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 Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and
Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each
month. 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
a.m. Sunday School, 9 15 a.m.;
Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p m. Phone 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759: e-mail:
covpres@strato.net, Web site:.
wwwcpcsebring.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
A.R.P., 215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev Robert Johnson is Ihe pas-
tor. Fellowship time. 9 a.m.; Sunday
School. 9 30 a.m.; Adult Bible Study,
9:30 a.m.: Sunday Worship, 10-45
a.m.; Children's Church, 10:45 a.m ;
and Women's Bible Sludy, 6:30 p.m.
Other weekly activities: Wednesday
Prayer, 9:30 a m.; Pastor's Bible
study, 10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday
lunch, 11-30 a.m.: Circles Second
Tuesday. 1 and 7:30 p m. and sec-
ond Wednesday. 1 p m.; Potluck din-
ner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; and
choir practice, 6-30 pm.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical Iruth.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP,
319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. 385-0107. Sunday School,
all ages, 9 30 a m ;Worship Service,
11 a.m.; Monday: Junior High Youth
Group (grades fifth through sev-
enth), 3:15-4:15 p m. Tuesday:
Senior High Youth Group (leens),
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, pastor. 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.


SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

* Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 2106 N. State Road 17,
Sebring;. 385-2438. Worship
Services: 9:15 a m Saturday Bile
study; 11 a.m. Saturday. prea.:rhing,
7:15 p.m. Tuesday. prayer meeting.
Community service 9-11 a m. every
Monday. Health van ministry 9-11
a.m. every second Thursday ol the
month. Pastor Gregg Aguine
* Walker Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon
Blvd Avon Park Phone 453-6641
or e-mail. 6m,; ,''srrato.net. Saiurda3
morning worship services. 8.15 a.m
and 11.15 a.m Sabbath School,
9:50 a.m. Adventist Youth in Action
(AYA), 4 p.m. Vespers one noiur
before sunset. Wednesday prayer
meeting 7 p.m Senior Pastor Paul
Boling; Associate Pastor Eben
Aguirre: and Youth Pastor Tom
Baker. Walker Memorial Academy
Christian School offering education
for kindergarten through 12th
grades.

THE CHURCH OF LATTER
DAY SAINTS

* The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints. 3235 Grand Prnx
Drive, Sebring. FL 33870 Phone
382-9092. Dale Bargar. bishop;
Alfred Schreiber, first counselor, and
Scott Gadsden. second counselor.
Family History Center. 382-1822.
Sunday services: Sacrament serv-
ice, 9 a m.. Gospel Doctrine. 10-20
a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief
Society, 11:10 a.m. Youth activities
from 7-8:20 p.m Wednesday: 11-
year-old Scouts. 7-8:20 p m. lirst
and third Wednesday, and activity
days for 8-11 year old girls from 7-
8-20 p.m. second and fourth
Wednesday

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

* 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.
N First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. Ron Daniels, pastor. Rev.
Kathy Walker, assistant pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
and 10:55 a.m. Contemporary
Sunday Worship at 9:40 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:40 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.
The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship


service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery
available al all services
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kenl Ave.. Lake Placid
FL, 33852 Rev Douglas S Pareti,
senior paslor Claude H L Burnett.
assislani to pastor Sunday worship
schedule First service at 8.30 a.m:
Sunday scr ool lor all ages at 9:30
a m., Second service at 10 45 a m.;
Evening service at 6 p.m. Loving
nursery care provided every Sunday
morning We oiler Cnris-cenlered
children ant youth programs, Bible
studies, book studies and Christian
ililoLw.nip. VJe ,are a congregation
thal wants to know Christ and make
him known For more information.
check out our church Web site at
\i i. memonalumc corn or call the
church office. 465-2422
* St. John United Methodist
Church. 3214 Grand Prx Drive.
Sebring FL 33872. Seoring Country
Estates The Rev Ronald DeGenaro
Jr Paslor. Sunday S:chool. 9-15
a m Sunday Morning Worship. 8
a.m (November-Aprill and 10:30
a m tail year Hispanic Worship is
at 6 p m Sunday school classes are
tor all ages, both English and
Hispanic 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; Prayerand 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

* Emmanuel United Church of
Christ, 3115 Hope Street, Sebring,
FL 33875. Sunday worship, 9:30
a.m. Children's Christian Education,
9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome at
Emmanuel. We are located 1.7
miles west of U.S. 27 on Hammock
Road. For more information, call the
church office at 471-1999 or e-mail
to eucc@strato.net

UNION CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

* Union Congregational Church,
106 North Butler Ave., Avon Park,
FL 33825; 453-3345. Pastor: The
Rev. Bill Breylinger. Sunday services
are at 7:45 a.m. at the Historic
Church, 101 Jim Rodgers Ave.; 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Millennium
Church, 106 North Butler Ave.
Sunday school: 9 a.m. Bible study: 5
p.m. Wednesday worship service: 6
p.m

VINEYARD/WORD
OF FAITH

* Heartland Fellowship, 2523 U.S.
27 South, (just past the Wild Turkey
Tavern) Avon Park. Contemporary
Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Children's Church and
Preschool/Nursery provided
Sunday. Women's meeting is at 7
p.m. Wednesday. No childcare avail-
able. Pastor, Gerry Woltman.
Telephone: 453-9800. Casual, con-
temporary and Christ-centered.











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If you love nature then I'm sure
you've visited one of Florida's State
Parks. In fact, I would be surprised if
you are reading this article and haven't
visited a State Park.
Florida's State Park system is one of
the nation's largest: 159 State Parks
spanning more than 723.000 acres and
100 miles of sandy white beach.
Florida's park system is so outstand-
ing that it's even won a prestigious
award, twice. The National Recreation
and Parks Association's Gold Medal
Award was presented at the 2005
National Recreation and Park
Association Congress and Exposition
in San Antonio.
This remarkable accomplishment


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marks the first time a state agency was awarded
the Gold Metal twice. The Florida Park Service,
managed under the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, was a finalist in the
National Recreation and Parks Association Gold
Medal award in 1997, and won the Gold Medal in
1999. Florida competed with state park systems
from Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee for
the award.
Here in Highlands County we are fortunate to
have Highlands Hammock State Park. With the
cooler weather on its way and a host of upcoming
events, now is the perfect time for a trip to the
Park. Visitors can enjoy bicycling the scenic 3-
mile loop drive or hiking along the park's nine
trails. An elevated boardwalk traverses an old-
growth cypress swamp.
For equestrians, there is an 11-mile, day-use
trail. Picnicking, camping, and ranger-guided
tours of the park are other popular activities.
Highlands Hammock is four miles west of
Sebring from the corner of U.S. 27 and
Hammock Road.
Also in Highlands County is the more primi-
tive Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park. The
park is located in Lake Placid and encompasses
845 acres of predominantly scrub habitat.
Some of Florida's rarest plants and animals,
including the Florida scrub-jay, Florida scrub
lizard, Florida mouse, deer, gopher tortoise, and
bobcat are found in the scrub. Ospreys and bald.
eagles are frequently sighted along the three
miles of lakefront.
Hikers should bring lots of drinking water
(there is none available at the site), a compass,
camera, binoculars, sturdy shoes, sunblock, hat-
and either a companion or cell phone.
To get to the park travel U.S. 27 to County
Road 621 and go west for four miles to Daffodil
Road. Travel two miles south on Daffodil Road


to the park entrance.
If your family is interested in saltwa-
S ter fishing and surfing, take a day trip
to Sebastian Inlet State Park. This park
is a favorite for anglers for catching
snook, redfish, bluefish, and Spanish
mackerel from its jetties.
Surfing is a common recreation also.
Several competitions are held through-
out the year. The Volcom seacow surf
FROM contest was Dec. 3 and 4. Two muse-
E ums offered a historical look into
S Sebastian inlet. The McLarty Treasure
SHED Museum featured the history of the
1715 Spanish treasure fleet and the
Donze Sebastian Fishing Museum tells the
- history of the area's fishing industry.
Also available is a ranger-led tour that
cruises by Pelican Island, the first national
wildlife refuge in the United States.
Crystal River Archeological State Park has a
lot of exciting features to explore. The park is a
National Historical Landmark.
The six-mound complex was the site for
Native American burial, trade, and ceremony for
1,600 years.
Programs at the park feature hands-on activi-
ties, such as Sifting for Technology and construc-
tion of typical pre-historic dwellings, to help vis-
itors learn and experience methods used by some
of Florida's early. inhabitants.
The park sits on the edge of a coastal marsh.
Salt and freshwater fishing opportunities are
available.
In addition, the park is part of the Great Florida
Birding Trail. On Fridays visitors can take a boat
tour of the Crystal River.
As you can see, Florida State Parks encompass
a wide variety of Florida's natural areas, and I
only highlighted a few parks. From swimming
and diving in Florida's rivers and springs to bird-
ing and fishing or hiking and riding on- natural
scenic trails,
Florida's staie parks offer year-around outdoor
activities for all ages. Battle reenactments and
Native American festivals celebrate Florida's
unique history, while art shows, museums and
lighthouses offer a window into Florida's cultur-
al heritage.


For more information about Florida State
Parks visit www.floridastateparks.org online.
Jennifer Donze is a natural resource specialist
for the Highlands County Soil and Water
Conservation District. She can be reached at
www.highlandsswcd.org.


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Hold your nose when around Blommer's


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we can all agree LAU
that there are
Laur
smells we do not L
want to breathe in
when we step out
our doors in the
morning.
For example, I've not heard
anyone say that they relished
the odor of car exhaust while
they walk down the street.
Rotting garbage is not on any-
one's pleasant list either.
But there are pleasant smells
that can. permeate the air as
well. Drive past the Merita
bread factory in Orlando and
sometimes you get a whiff of
freshly baked bread. I can't
prove it, but I wonder if they
sometimes squirt out the scent
during the height of rush hour
in Orlando in an attempt to
calm and sooth the motorists
stuck on the interstate.
Then there is the smell of
chocolate. Who could object to
the heady aroma of that fine
food? It pleases the senses and
makes the' mouth water. Who
could object?
The federal government,
that's who. At least that's


Birth pangs

have begun
Editor:
In Matthew 24, Jesus
explained the various "signs"
that would unfold before His
return and the end of the age.
He informed His disciples that
"wars and rumors of wars ...
famine, pestilences, and earth-
quakes" would come, but "all
these are the beginning of sor-
rows" (vv. 6-8). In the Greek
text, the word for "sorrows" is
literally, birth pains.
In Hebrew thought, "birth
pangs"' are a major theme in
relation to the 'restoration of
Israel as a nation, the return of
the Jews to their land and the
coming of the Messiah.. The
Christians, Muslims and Jews
all teach about the end of days
and the strange signs that will
accompany the conclusion of
the age.
In Muslim tradition, the
signs include strange signs in
the heavens, along with
upheavals in the weather. In
Jewish thought, they include
warsand various cosmic signs,
as well as much suffering and
travail among the Hebrew peo-
ple. To the Christian, the
prophets of the Bible, writing
by the inspiration of the Holy
Spirit, are the true and accurate
"seers" of future events.
After all, Bible prophecy is
merely God pre-writing the
headlines.
All three of these monotheis-
tic religions teach the doctrine
of "birth pains" prior to the end
of days. In each belief system,
the signs are followed by the
appearance of a Messiah-type
leader.
Muslims hold to the tradition
that their "Messiah," the great
Mahdi, will appear in the end
of days, conquer Jerusalem and
convert the world to Islam. To
the Jew, the Jewish Messiah
will appear, rescue Israel from
destruction and rule the world
from Jerusalem. To the
Christian, Jesus will return to
the Mount of Olives, judge the
nations and rule His world-
wide kingdom from Jerusalem.
In all three belief systems,
there is one key: Jerusalem! All
end-time activity will climax
on the ancient hills surrounding
Jerusalem. The sacred Temple
Mount will be the center of all
religious activity. Wars will
occur as a result of what hap-
pens over Jerusalem!
We who believe the Bible to
be the infallible Word of God,
have already studied the
prophets and know howv the
story ends. We know that
Jerusalem is destined to be the
greatest city the world has ever
seen, when Christ establishes it


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LOO what's going on in
LOOK Chicago, a city I
would assume has
Ware worse smells to
worry about
besides chocolate.
Yet the EPA is on
the case of the Blommer
Chocolate Company, citing
them for violating clean air reg-
ulations.
Now, to be fair to the EPA,
I'm not sure if the violation
stems entirely from the rich
chocolate smell that wafts over
the town. The article I read
spoke of "emissions," which I
imagine as malignant particles
zooming around the air with
mean eyes'and pointy teeth
looking to attack an unsuspect-
ing lung. I can understand that
such things are not good.
But when Blommer installs
the equipment to reduce these
emissions, the smell will also
be reduced. It's one of those
things.
Even some environmental-
ists, who are the type of people
who would hunt down individ-
ual emission particles and shoot
them on sight, think that maybe
the government is majoring in


the minors here. One such per-
son pointed out that power
plants made far more emissions
than the chocolate factory.
Even so, he acknowledged that
the government just might have
a point.
"A lot of people may get a
warm fuzzy feeling from this
chocolate smell," this represen-
tative of the American Lung
Association's Chicago chapter
said.
"Some people may get the
same warm fuzzy feeling from
smelling tobacco but that
doesn't mean it's good for you."
OK, I just think it's unfair to
compare chocolate to tobacco.
Inhaling chocolate has not been
shown to give you lung cancer.
People may have to smell your
chocolate breath, but they don't
get fat from smelling it. We
don't need to have chocolate-
eating and non-chocolate eating
sections anywhere.
While sharing chocolate is a
kind, unselfish and generous
act, it is not required and people
are not forced to partake of it if
they don't want to (as far as
chocoholics are concerned,


people not wanting chocolate
means more of the good stuff
for them). Chocolate makes
people happy. It releases chem-
icals in your body that make
you feel better. You want to
make most women smile? Give
them chocolate.
It's sad that with all kinds of
smells that Chicagoans proba-
bly have to deal with in their
city, that one of the best ones is
going to die out, slain by the
U.S. government. Where is the
government when worse smells
permeate the atmosphere?
When, for example, with the
all-powerful federal govern-
ment decide to cite skunks-for
their emissions?
The next time you indulge in
a brownie, silently salute the
Blommer Chocolate Factory
and while chewing, give its
heady aroma a moment of
silence. If you have an extra
brownie, I'll join you in the
memory.

Laura Ware is a Sebring resi-
dent. She can be contacted by e-
mail at bookwormlady@earth
link.net.


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as the capital of His Millennial
Kingdom. The trials and tribu-
lations that Jerusalem is having
to endure at present are only
the birth pangs leading up to
her most glorious day.
The birth pangs have begun.
It's time to be about the King's
business!
Wendy Griffin
Sebring


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several years ago: This country
has gone to Hell and nobody
cares anymore. These hurri-
canes, earthquakes and other
things is to me that the good
Lord is trying to tell us some-
thing, like straighten up as you
do not have much time left to
help your own people.
Dick Nelson
Sebring

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care- a m days gone by
care anymore?


Editor:
Bush is the biggest disgrace
to the United States of
America. He is driving us to a
bankrupt country. The only dif-
ference between Hitler and him
is Hitler killed the Jews and
Bush is killing our kids in a war
that is not ours but his.
If they could impeach
Nixon, why in the world don't
they impeach Bush. He has
done more harm to this country
than Nixon did.
They need to pull all of our
forces home and set up a good
and secure coastal defense.
Then also really check all
incoming people, products, air-
planes no knife or anything
that could be used in a terrorist
act.
Someone needs to get off
their dead behinds and do
something for us of the U.S.A.,
instead of sticking our noses in
some other countries that don't
appreciate what we do for
them. All they are after is our
money.
There are hundreds of people
who need help in this country,
like housing, food and etc. Our
forefathers did a lot of fighting
so we could have a free coun-
try.
It is like an old man told me


Editor:
I remember when gas prices
were 15 cents per gallon. .
I remember when you could
buy a week's worth of gro-
ceries for under $25.
I remember when Dad went
out and worked to support the
family and Mom stayed home
and raised the family.
I remember when parents
taught their children discipline,
with an occasional spanking.
I remember when we had
strict discipline in school, with
an occasional spanking.
I remember when we had the
pledge of allegiance at the
beginning of each school day.
I remember when we had
prayer in school each day.
I remember when we were
taught the "Ten Command-
ments" in school.
I remember when most
politicians were honest repre-
sentatives of the people and not
controlled by lobbyists of big
business.
I remember when songs and
the movies were our whole-
some family-oriented entertain-
ment, not the immoral trash
that we are bomb-blasted with
today.
I remember when businesses
were honest merchants and cor-
porations.


'As the government pushes the limits of its authority to

regulate the content of speech, the more its actions

should be constitutionally scrutinized, not less.'
MICHAEL K. POWELL, Federal Communications Commission, 1998


I remember when manufac-
turers made their profits by
turning out quality products
and merchandise, not the throw
away junk that we are forced to
accept today.
I remember when "Made in
America" was the norm.
I remember when law
enforcement was "The Friendly
Cop on the Beat."
I remember when law
enforcement gave you a warn-
ing, not a ticket, if you had a
tail light, or a license tag light,
or a head light out.
I remember when we were
not forced to wear seat belts,
that was our own choice.
I remember when a person
could drink a few beers and
still drive home, as long as they
were not weaving all over the
road.
I remember when a "red
neck" drove a pick-up truck
with a gun rack in the rear win-
dow and drinking a can of beer.
I remember when America
was a free democratic nation,
not a police state, as it is today.
I remember when we walked
3 1/2 miles to school every day,
rain or shine, or snow waist
deep to a tall Indian.
I remember when we had no
electricity or television, we cre-
ated our own "sand lot" sports
and entertainment.
Yes, I remember when
America kept our nose out of
other nation's affairs and
America was loved and
respected by every nation
throughout the world and we
were the most prosperous
nation on earth, because we
took care of our own business.
Remember?
Don H. Streeter
Sebring

To the thief
Editor:
I am 80 years old and I ring
the Salvation Army bell at
Christmas time. I will be work-
ing at Wal-Mart from 9 a.m. to
noon Dec. 12 in Sebring.
To the lowly thief that has
been stealing kettles, I invite
him up to try and steal mine
and he will be in for the sur-
prise of his life.
Claude Presley
Sebring


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A reflection of Christmas past


What's so hard to understand?


He sat alone, this
man of 70-odd years.
Lifting the collar of
the robe he wore just a
little higher around
his neck, he watched
as the flame excited
itself on the log he
had placed on the
fire's glowing embers.
The light emitted
from the flames that
flickered back and
forth causing shadows
to dance and play on
the walls of the dark-
ehed room.


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Lou's
NOTEBOOK

Lou Mingacci


Other than the crackling of
the fire, the only sound in the
room was the tick-tock of the
clock on the mantel shelf above
the fireplace. Suddenly, the
whirring of its butterfly set the
chimes to sound in cadence.
While listening to that, he very
silently counted: "Eight, nine,
10, 11." Then, while looking at
the clock, he thought to himself,
"One more hour till Christmas."
He rose from the chair and
went to the window. Placing his
hand on the cold pane, he.
removed some of the frost that
had built up on the inside. Then
he tried to look through the
obscurity. What little he saw
was covered over with a blanket
of snow that was brightened by
the moon and stars, causing it to
glitter here and there.
"It's just as it was," he said to


himself, "on a night
like this, so many
years ago." He
returned to his chair
and gazed at the fire.
Then he dozed off
and on.
"So many years
ago," he repeated as
his memory took
him back in time.
His mind visualizing
a boy of 9 standing
next to an organist
inside the church.
It was Christmas
Eve and he was


going to sing a solo for the first
time during the Christmas mid-
night mass. The church was
packed with parishioners. The
priests and altar boys had just
returned to their seats and all
was quiet.
She looked at him, pressed
his hand and whispered, "Are
you nervous?" He shook his
head and whispered "No."
Then, as she began to play, the
choir softly sang: "Ah, Ah ... ah
ah ah ...ah ah ah ... ah ah ah.
Venit te ado remus." (Oh come
let us adore him) and repeated it
again. "Ah, Ah ... ah ah ah ... ah
ah ah ... ah ah ah. Venit te ado
remuits.
Then the boy began to sing in
Latin, the words of "Oh Come
All Ye Faithful" in a high alto
tenor voice, so clear and beauti-
ful that all heads turned to see


who the young choir boy was.
He stood proud and straight,
singing the words taught him
and while singing he looked
down and saw his mom down
there. She was looking up at
him and smiling as if to say:
"That's my boy up there."
When the song was over, he
took his place with the rest of
the choir and sang with them,
throughout the Mass.
He continued to solo at the
Christmas midnight Mass for a
couple of years until his voice
changed, but until that time, he
enjoyed the practice sessions
and anticipated the coming of
Christmas.
Suddenly the whirring of the
clocks set the chimes in
cadence again. It was
Christmas! This Christmas!
The man got up and walked
to the window again, cleaned
off the frosty pane and looked
out. The church bells were ring-
ing. The community was com-
ing alive as lights were being
turned on here and there.
He looked up and in the
northern sky, a star shone
brighter than it did all year.
Then the man began to sing.
-"Venit te ado remus ... Venit te
ado remus ... Venit te ado reams
... Dominum."

Lou Mingacci is a Sebringi reai-
dent and a contributing column-
nist to the News-Sun.


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In the Appalachian
region of the south- C
eastern part of our
country, a loathsome
form of coal mining
called mountain top
removal (MTR, also
known as mountain
range removal) is
quickly robbing the
nation of its oldest ENVIRO
geological forma- CON
tions, the
Appalachi an Llo
Mountains.
This kind of min-
ing chops up to 1,000
feet of earth from the tops of the
mountains in order to reach coal
seams that are sometimes two
to three feet thick but more
often even less. Explosives are
planted that blow up with a
force 10 to 100 times greater
than the Oklahoma City homb-
ing. But before this destruction
takes place, all of the ancient
hardwood forests, some cen-
turies old and some of the most
biological diverse areas on our
planet are pulverized and elimi-
nated. What a waste,
The mounds of loose rock
and earth covering the coal
seams is then bulldozed off the
mountain and pushed into the
valleys below, often burying the
pristine mountain streams. This
is a violation of the Clean Water
Act, which forbids the dumping
of mine waste into streams.
Also, the Surface Mining
Control and Reclamation Act of
1977 mandates that coal com-
panies must return the land to
its original shape following
completion of the mining
process.
There is an exemption for
companies that show the poten-
tial for commercial or industrial
development on the newly flat-
tened land. With more than


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S 300,000 acres of
S West Virginia forest
Snow destroyed and
desolate, (nearly 25
percent of that slate's
I mountainous ter-
rain), there is little
evidence that the
altered landscape is
economically advan-
NTAL tageous.
Another aspect of
NS MTR is the huge
amount of slurry
s (waste of a some-
what liquid consis-
tency) that is held


behind poorly constructed dams
near the MTR sites. This is a
byproduct lfroin the coal wash-
ing process (a black tar-like
substance); it is known to con-
tain toxic substances like mer-
cury and arsenic.
These dams have failed
before and are likely to again.
The Environmental Protection
Agency lists 53 such spills due
to dam failures since 1972.
There have been 30 since 2000.
The worst was in Martin
County, Ky.. on Oct. 11, 2000,
when 300 million gallons of the
black sludge fouled the Tug
Fork River, Wolf Creek and
Coldwater Fork.
Coal production increased in
West Virginia by 32 percent
between 1987 and 1997 but
mining jobs decreased by 29
percent during that time. Coal
mining was responsible for 9.5
percent of state jobs in West
Virginia in 1979, but by 1998,
MTR accounted for only 0.5
percent of the state's employ-
ment.
Imagine the plight of the
poverty-stricken people of the
coal-rich areas of Kentucky,
Tennessee, Virginia and West
Virginia. These folks experi-
ence flash-flooding, rock-blast-


ing, polluted water, overloaded
coal trucks, slurry spills, fewei
jobs, no coal-related economic
benefit, and having to witness
the wanton destruction of the
ancient mountains that. for gen
erations, have been the onl\
home they've ever known.
Back in May of this 'veai. a
group of Pike County residents
and environmentalists protested
outside the offices of ''IC'O
Coal. TECO Coal is a sub
sidiary of Tampa Electric
Company. The group was
accusing TECO's mines of
causing flooding and damaging
roads and streams.
One retired miner said strip
mining causes rock slides and
mud slides after nearly every
rainfall. He also said that houl-
ders often cascade onto the road
in front of his house, forcing
him to clear a path for Iralfic.
Another Island Creek resi-
dent who attended the demon-
stration, said TECO has not
fixed most of its problems. She
also said, "The blasting shakes
our houses and knocks pictures
off the wall and discharge from
the deep mines has ruined our
water."
Still another resident said
they want TECO to also address
other problems, including high-
voltage lines on the ground a
few feet from county roads. She
also said, "They have not been
a good corporate citizen."
Paul Matney, personnel
director for TECO, which
employs 1,500 people in east
ern Kentucky, declined to conm
ment saying, "1 really don'i
know what their concerns are."
Maybe the man doesn't
understand English.

Lloyd Jones is a Sebring revi-
dent and a contributing colmn-
nist to the News-Sun.


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Medical Center auxil-
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Green (above from
left), of Avon Park,
Gayle Renker, of
Sebring, Marie Denny,
Gloria Diaz and Stan
Akus are sworn in dur-
ing an appreciation
luncheon Friday in
Sebring. The hospital
has more than 100 vol-
unteers and pays trib-
ute to them each year
with a special lunch.
Highlands Regional
Medical Center chief
executive officer Linda
Harrison (photo at
right) presents a gavel
to the hospital's new
auxiliary president
Gayle Renter (right) on
Friday afternoon at the
Quality Inn in Sebring.
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pital volunteer for 21
years and' has worked
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SECTION E + SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2005


The
Sideline
SCORES AND MORE

On Deck
MONDAY
Boys Basketball
Sebring at Palmetto, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity
Girls Basketball
Lake Placid at LaBelle, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Palmetto at Sebring, 5:30
p.m. varsity
Boys Soccer
Frostproof at Avon Park, 6
p.m. varsity; McKeel
Academy at Lake Placid,
7:30 p.m. varsity; LaBelle
at Sebring, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30
varsity
Girls Soccer
McKeel Academy at Lake
Placid, 6 p.m. varsity
Wrestling
Avon Park at McKeel
Academy, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY
Boys Basketball
Braden River at Avon Park,
6 p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Southland Christian at
Walker, 6 p.m. varsity
Girls Basketball
Avon Park at Braden River,
6 p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity
Wrestling
Ridge Community at Avon
Park, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY
Boys Basketball
Life Academy at Walker,
4:30 p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity
Girls Basketball
.Avon Park at Lake Wales, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity; Life
Academy at Walker, 6 p.m.
varsity
FRIDAY
Boys Basketball
Avon Park at Sarasota
Booker, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30
varsity; Lake Placid in
Mount Dora tourney, TBA;
DeSoto at Sebring, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity
Girls Basketball
Sarasota Booker at Avon
Park, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30 varsi-
ty; Sebring at DeSoto, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity
Boys Soccer
Avon Park at Lake Placid,
7:30 p.m. varsity; Sebring
at Okeechobee, 5 p.m. JV,
7 varsity
Girls Soccer
Avon Park at Lake Placid, 6
p.m. varsity; Okeechobee at
Sebring, 5 p.m. JV, 7 varsity
Wrestling
Sebring at Gulf Duals, TBA
***
History Lesson
5 Years Ago
Dec. 12, 2000: Sisters
Takeeyon and Krishna
Stewart scored over half of
Avon Park's points in a 61-
57 win over Sebring that
improved the Devils to 6-0.
Takeeyon scored 20 and
younger sis Krishna had 11.

25 Years Ago
Dec. 12, 1980: Alvin
Conner poured in 24 points
and Charlton Weathers
added 17 to lead undefeat-
ed Avon Park to a 85-53
blowout of Lake Wales.

30 Years Ago
Dec. 11, 1975: Walter
Wolfe got the only pin of the
meet and Billy Heston won
via a major decision to lead
the Sebring wrestlers to a
31-15 win over Lakeland.


Tri ia Time


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was the last time
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consecutive years?
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By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Edior
SEBRING
W watching her run
down the left side
of the field, it
would be easy to
mistake Lady Blue Streaks'
forward Samantha Mitchell
for a grizzled veteran of the
girls soccer world.
Her size, speed and foot-
work give her skills that most


senior players woi
which is why mos
amazed when they
just a sophomore,
They're even mc
when they hear he
is, to say the least
machine.
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a scoring Nikki Keil, who scored 119
times in her career that
ntinues at spanned 1995-99, including a
ntinues at staggering 48 goals as a sen-
pace, ior. .
in rare com- :o
f her senior See RECORD, Page 3E


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.

Girls Basketball


Streaks



stifle


Devils

Sebring uses
pressure defense
to stay unbeaten
By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor
AVON PARK It's pretty
hard to score from the other
side of the court.
The Avon Park Lady Red
Devils found that out Friday
afternoon as Sebring's smoth-
ering press made scoring
chances a rare event for the
home team and the Streaks
coasted to a 55-12 District 10-
4A win.
"I was worried coming in
here today, but we just came
out and did what we did the
previous nine games," Sebring
coach Robert Sampson :said.
"We came out an pressed and
go like heck for 32 minutes. We
just get after it."
The Streaks, who are 8-0 in
the regular season (10-0 count-
ing the.preseason) and 5-0 in
the district, got after it from-the
get-go Friday. After Avon Park
opened with a layup from
Cierra Godfrey, Sebring pres-
sured the' Devils
into 11 first-quar- Sbring
ter turnovers, 55
seven of them
coming on an 18- Avon Park
O runi that fol
lowed the 12
Devils' early lead
and put Sebring in firm control.
The Devils (4-4) are without
point guard Shantavia Conner,
who was lost earlier in the sea-
son with a knee injury, but
coach Christie Hipps said that
was no excuse for her team's
inability to break Sebring's
press on a consistent basis.
"We've just got to work with
what we have," Hipps said. "I
have girls who are good on my
team and we've just got to step
it up and play big. My girls
have got to learn to shift around
and stop standing so much.
"We can do anything if we
just move the ball a little quick-
er and better."
The Streaks led 23-4 at the
end of the first period and kept
piling on the points to open up
a 41-6 halftime lead and invoke
the running-clock mercy rule to
start the second half.
Shakinah Crumity doubled
up the Devils by herself, pour-
ing in 24 points to finish as the
only player in double figures.

See STIFLE, Page 3E


Boys Basketball

Avon Park turns away


Sebring's last-ditch rally


scoTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
Avon Park's Rafael Johnson splits Sebring's Kyle Hoffner (33) and Blake Sanders on the
way to the basket Friday afternoon.


By JEFF CANTWELL
News-Sun Correspondent
SEBRING Sebring versus Avon
Park in any major high school sporting
event comes ready equipped with
drama, but throw in one of them hav-
ing to play in front of the other's stu-
dent body, and you have extreme
drama that will test the mettle of any
team.
The Red Devils survived the test
Friday afternoon, holding on to edge
the improving Blue Streaks 52-49
before a packed house of around 1,500
Sebring High School students. Seniors
Rafael Johnson and Pat Menzies
scored 11 points apiece to help Avon
Park's Red Devils escape Sebring High
School with an early district win.
Avon Park head coach Eric Zwayer
was not on the bench due to an ejection
'the last game, but assistant coach
Luther Clemmons and the Devils were
able to hold off Sebring's late fourth-
quarter run.
The Red Devils (6-1) appeared to


have the game in the bag midway
through the fourth quarter, leading 47-
36 and rolling amidst a bevy of Blue
Streak turnovers. But Sebring's Kyle
Hoffner (12 points) scored a couple of
huge layups off frontcourt rebounds
and swished a 12-foot jump shot to
close to 49-42. Darius Stukes answered
for Avon Park and Sebring's Travise
Avon Park Portee countered with an
2 offensive rebound and
5 goal with just over a
minute remaining to
SebdO close the margin to six
9 points.
Senior Darius Stukes
came up empty for the
Devils on a one-and-one situation from
the free-throw line and Sebring senior
Luke Birge hit two free throws with 16
seconds remaining to close to 51-46.
Sebring got a steal on the ensuing pos-
session and point guard Blake Sanders
bagged his third 3-pointer with 2 sec-

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'Youth baseball tourney
planned in Avon Park
AVON PARK The first
Avon Park Fall Bash A.A.U.
youth baseball tournament will
be held Dec. 17-18 at Durrah
Martin Complex.
The double-elimination tour-
nament is for teams in the 11-
and-under Fire division and
will be hosted by the Avon
Park Rising Angels team.
There are currently eight teams
signed up, with more expected.
For more information, con-
tact Donald Gordon at 443-
1175 or Tyrone Perry at 443-
0800.
F.O.P. Lodge 99 plans
golf tourney Feb. 12
SEBRING The eighth
annual Highlands County
F.O.P. Lodge No. 99 golf tour-
nament will be Sunday, Feb.
12 at Harder Hall.
The shotgun start will be at
12:30 p.m. Format is a four-
person scramble and the entry
fee is $60 per person, which
includes golf, cart, prizes and
lunch. A team and hole spon-
sorship is $280, a hole spon-
sorship only is $100 and a ban-
ner sponsorship is $50.
Send list of names with
handicap and check payable to:
F.O.P. Lodge No. 99, C/O
Harder Hall CC, 3600
Golfview Road, Sebring, FL
33870.
Call Harder Hall at 382-
0500 or Alvin Walters Sr. at
453-5444 for details.
AP Youth Baseball
seeking coaches
AVON PARK Avon Park
Baseball Inc. is looking for
coaches for this year's youth
baseball season for tee-ball
(ages 5-6), pitching machine
(ages 7-8), minors (ages 9-12),
majors (ages 11-12) and boys
(ages 13-14).
If your are interested in a
coaching position, call Sharon
Tomlinson at 452-2465.
Registration for the upcom-
ing season will be Saturday,
-Dec. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 7,
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Durrah
Martin Complex.
Senior softball players
wanted for league
SEBRING Softball play-
ers who will be a minimum of
65 years of age during 2006
and wish to play in the Sebring
Seniors Softball League should
phone Max Glenn at 382-6608.
\League play begins in
January and games are played
on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings through the end of
March.
Sebring Youth Baseball
in search of coaches
SEBRING Sebring Youth
Baseball is looking for all
coaches for this year's youth
baseball season (all ages).
All coaches interested in
coaching, whether you had a
team or want a team, must fill
out an application and be pre-
sented to the board.


Please contact any board
member or Marti McKenna at
382-3592. The next board
meeting is Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.
Sebring Youth Baseball will
hold'registrations each
Saturday until Jan. 4 at Max
Long Recreational Complex
for tee-ball (ages 4-6), pitching
machine (ages 7-8) and minors
(ages 9-10).
Cost is $55 for first child
and $35 second child in the
same family. The sign-ups will
be held upstairs in the press
box and will be from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. each session.
For more information, con-
tact Bobbie Abeln at 402-0704
or McKenna.
SFCC plans baseball
camps this month
AVON PARK The South
Florida Community College
Holiday Baseball Camp for
ages 5-13 will be held Dec. 19-
21. The cost is $90 for the first
camper and $75 for each addi-
tional camper in the same fam-
ily.
The SFCC Panther Baseball
Camps are designed to provide
quality baseball instruction
with emphasis on fundamen-
tals and improvement in all
areas of the game. Each day,
campers will have the opportu-
nity to improve their skills and
baseball knowledge with the
help of our qualified staff.
Instructors will be: Chris
Waters (Atlanta Braves), Jesse
Litsch (Toronto Blue Jays),
Richie Cormier (St. Louis
Cardinals), Justin Elliott
(Pittsburg Pirates), Claude
Kracik (former head baseball
coach at Lincoln Land
Community College, 1994 and
2000 Division II National
Champions), Kenny James
(Baseball Instruction Mentor
and Conditioning Coordinator),
Brian Rapp (assistant coach,
Sebring High School), Jasone
Dewitt (head coach, Lake
Wales High School), Whit
Cornell (head coach, Desoto
High School), Jamie Turner
(assistant coach, Avon Park
High School), Kelly Sanders
(assistant coach, Sebring High
School), Darrell Heckman
(assistant coach, SFCC) and
Camp Director Rick Hitt (head
coach, SFCC)
The one-day SFCC High
School camp will be held Dec.
22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and
will include instruction, evalu-
-ation and a game. Lunch will
be provided. Cost is $30 for
each player.
Instructors for the high
school camp will be: Brad
Weitzel (Minnesota Twins
scout), Jamie Bane (Chicago
White Sox scout, pitching),
Cormier (catching), Justin
Elliott (catching), Waters
Waters (pitching), Kracik
(infield), James (outfield and
conditioning), Mike Metcalf(
head coach, Charlotte High
School, hitting), Heckman (hit-
ting).
For further information, call
Rick Hitt at Ext. 7036: Avon
Park/Sebring, 453-6661; Lake
Placid, 465-5300.


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STATS AND STANDINGS


STANDINGS


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct
jersey 8 9 .471
8 10 .444
elphia 8 11 .421
brk 6 12 .333
o 3 17 .150
Southeast Division
W L Pct
10. 9 .526
igton 8 9 .471


Orlando
Charlotte
Atlanta
C

Detroit
Cleveland
Indiana
Milwaukee
Chicago


7 11
5 14
2 16
central Division
W L
13 2
11 6
11 7
10 7
9 8


.389
.263
.111

Pct
.867
.647
.611
.588
.529


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct
San Antonio 15 3 .833
Dallas 13 5 .722
Memphis 13 5 .722
New Orleans 8 10 .444
Houston 6 12 .333
Northwest Division


Minnesota
Denver
Seattle
Utah
Portland
Pi

L.A. Clippers
Phoenix
Golden State
L.A. Lakers
Sacramento


W L
11 6
10 9
8 9
8 11
5 13
pacific Division
W L
13 5
12 5
12 7
9 9
7 12


Thursday's Games
Indiana 111, Washington 87
Houston 106, Sacramento 95
Friday's Games
Charlotte at Philadelphia
Denver at Miami
New Jersey at Cleveland
Dallas at Memphis
Boston at San Antonio
L.A. Lakers at Chicago
Seattle at Utah
New York at Phoenix
New Orleans at Portland
Detroit at Golden State
Saturday's Games
Chicago at Washington
Denver at Orlando
San Antonio at Atlanta
Toronto at Charlotte
Philadelphia at New Jersey
Memphis at Indiana
L.A. Lakers at Minnesota
Cleveland at Milwaukee
Boston at Dallas
Sacramento at Seattle
Phoenix at L.A. Clippers
Today's Games
Washington at Miami, 6 p.m.
Houston at Portland, 9 p.m.
New Orleans at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Detroit at L.A. Clippers, 9 p.m.
Monday's Games
Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Utah, 9 p.m.
New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Tuesday's Games
Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.
Denver at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Miami at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Golden State at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Wednesday's Games
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Orlando at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Portland at Utah, 9 p.m.
Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


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STANDINGS
AMERICAN CONFERENCE


New England
Miami
Buffalo
N.Y. Jets


x-lndianapolis
Jacksonville
Tennessee
Houston


Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Cleveland

Denver
San Diego
Kansas City
Oakland


East
W L T Pet PF PA
7 5 0 .583259282
5 7 0 .417219240
4 8 0 .333184247
2 10 0 .167143264
South
W L T Pet PF PA
12 0 01.000366162
9 3 0 .750255201
3 9 0.250239319
1 11 0 .083183341
North
W L T Pet PF PA
9 3 0 .750327239
7 5 0.583274225
4 8 0 .333161241
4 8 0.333183214
West
W L T Pct PF PA
9 3 0 .750310221
8 4 0.667357229
8 4 0 .667301257
4 8 0 .333249296


NATIONAL CONFERENCE


N.Y. Giants
Dallas
Washington
Philadelphia

Carolina
Tampa Bay
Atlanta
New Orleans

Chicago
Minnesota
Detroit
Green Bay


y-Seattle
St. Louis
Arizona
San Francisco


East
W L T Pct PF PA
8 4 0 .667319218
7 5 0 .583 253205
6 6 0 .500 241233
5 7 0 .417229288
South
W L T Pct PF PA
9 3 0 .750290194
8 4 0 .667226199
7 5 0.583277237
3 9 0.250183295
North
W L T Pct PF PA
.9 3 0 .750201127
7 5 0.583219273
4 8 0 .333190241
2 10 0 .167239242
West
W L T Pct PF PA
10 2 0.833338208
5 7 0 .417294351
4 8 0 .333239302
2 10 0 .167183340


x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division


Today's Games
Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Chicago at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
St. Louis at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
Washington at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Dallas, 4:15 p.m.
Miami at San Diego, 4:15 p.m.
Baltimore at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Detroit at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.
Monday's Game
New Orleans at Atlanta, 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18
N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.
Arizona at Houston, 1 p.m.
Seattle at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
San Diego at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Carolina vs. New Orleans at Baton
Rouge, La., 1 p.m.
San Francisco at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
Dallas at Washington, 4:15 p.m.
Atlanta at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19
Green Bay at Baltimore, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec.:23
Dallas at Carolina, 1 p.m
Buffalo at Cincinnat, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.
San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Detroit at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 1.p.m.
Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.
Indianapolis at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, Dec.,25
Chicago at Green Bay, 5 p.m.
Minnesota at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 26
New England at N.Y. Jets, 9 p.m.


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MONDAY
9 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta .................... ABC

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STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OT Pts G
fingers 19 8 4 42 9
Iphia 16 7 4 36 10
anders 14 12 2 30 9
jersey 13 12 2 28 8
rah 7 15 6 20 7


Northeast Division
W L OT Pts
Ottawa 21 4 0 42
Buffalo 18 10 1 37
Montreal 15 7 5 35
Toronto 15 11 3 33
Boston 10 15 5 25
Southeast Division
W L OT Pts
Carolina 18 8 2 38
Tampa Bay 16 10 3 35
Atlanta 10 16 3 23
Florida 9 17 4 22
Washington 9 16 2 20


G
11
9
7
9
9

G
1(
9
9
7
7


F GA
8 75
)3 89
0 96
4 90
7 115

F GA
15 52
5 93
7 82
8 93
2 105

F GA
12 91
2 87
7 110
4 102
7 109


WESTERN CONFERENCE


Detroit
Nashville
Chicago
Columbus
St. Louis


Calgary
Vancouve
Edmontoi
Colorado
Minnesot


Central Division
W L OT Pts
19 8 2 40
18 5 3 39
11 14 2 24
s 8 19 0 16
5 17 3 13
Northwest Division
W L OT Pts
17 9 4 38
er 17 9 2 36
n 1611 2 34
1510 3 33
a 11 12 4 26
Pacific Division


GF GA
108 75
77 68
73 93
52 96
69 101

GF GA
73 72
92 81
92 86
108 91
73 65


W L OTPts GF GA
Dallas 18 7 1 37 92 75
Los Angeles 17 12 1 35 102 89
Phoenix 15 12 2 32 85 75
Anaheim 1212 5 29 76 78
San Jose 12 12 4 28 84 93
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Wednesday's Games
Nashville 5, Washington 2
Calgary 4, New Jersey 1
Chicago 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT
Dallas 4, Florida 3
Colorado 4, Boston.1


Thursday's Games
Buffalo 3, Anaheim 2, OT
Edmonton 3, Philadelphia 2
Columbus 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO
Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 0
Tampa Bay 5, St. Louis 4
N.Y. Rangers 5, Nashville 1
San Jose 6, Florida 2
Carolina 3, Los Angeles 2
Friday's Games
Detroit at Washington
Columbus at Atlanta
Colorado at New Jersey
Ottawa at Vancouver

Saturday's Games
Minnesota at Philadelphia
Florida at Los Angeles
Dallas at Toronto
Anaheim at Montreal
Edmonton at N.Y. Islanders
*Colorado at Pittsburgh
N.Y. Rangers at St. Louis
Nashville at Tampa Bay
Ottawa at Calgary
Carolina at San Jose

Today's Games
Chicago at Atlanta, 2 p.m.
Phoenix at Boston, 5 p.m.
New Jersey at Columbus, 5 p.m.
Buffalo at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Monday's Games
Anaheim at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Tuesday's Games
Minnesota at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Florida, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Wednesday's Games
Dallas at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Washington at Los Angeles, 10:30
p.m.


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RECORD
Continued from IE
While Keil's record pales in
comparison to the state mark of
274 set by Monique Aviles for
Kissimmee Gateway from
1999-2002, it's still something
to shoot for.
After punching in 23 goals as
a freshman, Mitchell has 20 so
far this season, putting her on
track for around 30. At that
pace, she should crack the 100-
goal mark sometime in her sen-
ior season.
The real question is whether
she can do it early enough to
catch Kyle.
At her current rate of
improvement, the answer to
that question is yes.
Steve Ashley, who coached
Kyle and currently coaches
Mitchell, said Mitchell can do it
... with a little bit of luck.
"Barring injury, she could
very well give the record a good
run," Ashley said. "That would
put her in an elite group of
probably 25 players or less in
the whole state in all the classi-
fications that have that many
scores. It's obviously some-
thing to shoot for and it's some-
thing she can do."
Mitchell admits she started
thinking about breaking the
100-goal barrier after her stellar
freshman season, but that hasn't
stopped her from being a team
player. Unlike a lot of offensive
superstars, she knows when to
shoot and when not to, a skill
she said she learned from her
mother after first kicking a soc-
cer ball at the age of 3.
"She used to coach my broth-
ers for a long time and I used to
go out there with them when I
was like, 5,. and they were 10
and 11," Mitchell said. "She
always told me not to be
greedy."
"She has good vision on the
field and she knows when to
pass it and when to shoot," said
senior teammate Julie Reyes,
one of the main beneficiaries
from Mitchell's passes to the
middle of the field. "She's fast
and strong and also has good
foot skills. She's pretty well-
rounded.
"She's a really good player

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SCOTT DRESSEL/Ncws-Sun
Sebring's Samantha Mitchell prepares for a shot from the left wing
during a recent game in Avon Park.


and has lots of potential to be
great."
Mitchell, who wants to play
at either North Carolina or
South Florida after she gradu-
ates, said playing with her older
brothers also helped her game
by making her tough and
aggressive.
"They used to beat me up a
lot out there. My mom used to
always put me in the back and
the kids would run me over, so
I guess I'm used to it. That, and
growing up with all boys."
Her mother's influence has-
n't stopped now that Mitchell is
playing varsity.
"I have to have her here.
She's my good-luck charm. She
videotapes all the games and I
watch over them and she tells
me what I did wrong and what I
did right."
Getting to play with Reyes,
who was the News-Sun Co-
Player of the Year last season, is
also a big help, Mitchell said.
"She always helps me dur-
ing practices and during
.games. It's awesome working


with Julie. I wish she wasn't
leaving."
Ashley said Mitchell's
speed, stamina and knowledge
of the game are what sets her
apart from the average player.
"Those three thiligs make
her a pretty talented soccer
player," he said. "She's got
some areas that she needs to
work on. She's got to be a little
more aggressive on the one-on-
ones when she's battling for
the ball, but she's got a lot of
time to work on those things."
Ashley said it's difficult to
compare Mitchell and Keil, but
said his current star could be as
good as his former star with
some hard work
"Nikki could have started on
most boys teams. Physically,
Nikki was a little bit ahead of
Sam at this point in her career,
but if Sam stays with her run-
ning and weight training, she
could be there by the time
she's a senior."
In other words, Sebring's
scoring machine is just now
getting up to full steam.


With Christmas just a few
days away I know that most of
you fellows have been busy
shopping for the wife. But
before you go spending all of
your allowance, maybe you
should take a look at the
December issue of Bassmaster
magazine. It might be a good
idea to slip it into your wife's
magazine rack,
Along with all the usual arti-
cles about professional bass
anglers doing their thing, they
have incorporated an up-to-
date 2006 tackle guide. After
seeing the cover, I couldn't
wait to see all the new stuff
listed inside. There are more
than 500 new lures, reels, rods,
line and tackle. It is a bass
angler's wish book.
After checking the index, I
flipped over to page 53 where
the magic begins. Lures, hard
baits and soft plastics took off
with Bagley's Classic Winners.
This pack consists of four
crankbaits that won Bassmaster
Classic Tournaments in 1974,
1976, 2000 and 2004. I gotta
put this set on my wish list.
Then there is the soft plastic
Eager Beaver, a special, hand-
poured creature bait made by
Bass Assassin. Available in 3-,
4- and 5-inch sizes it will
attract both largemouth and
smallmouth bass.
Another soft plastic, The
Ugly Otter, made by Gambler
Lures has a 4-inch paddle tail
and extra paddle legs that give
it more bulk and action. In the
making, red paint is poured
into the bait to give it a bleed-
ing appearance. Available in 15
colors, it works as well when


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OUTDOORS

Lloyd Jones

you buzz it across the surface
or when you flip it Carolina
rigged.
Then there is the wierd-
looking bait made by
Persuader American. Called
the Jig Craw Trailer, it is a
salt-impregnated soft plastic
with pincers and feelers. With
such a profile, something has
to be wiggling or waving all
the time and it comes in eight
terrific colors.
In the reel section, Pflueger
has a real beauty in the low-
profile baitcaster Narrow Spool
Trion. Sporting a one-piece
aluminum frame and a 6.3:1
gearing, it will hold 130 yards
of 12-pound mono on its 8.7-
ounce frame. Shakespeare has
a new low profile baitcaster
named Agility. It features three
ball bearings along with instant
reverse, adjustable magnetic
cast control and 6.3:1 gearing
on a graphite frame. Both of
these reels look great.
My wish list is growing.
With all the new rods
offered, a decision is going to
take some time as there are so
many great ones from which to


choose. Quantum has been
making special custom rods for
bass tournament pros for years.
Called the Tour Edition PT
Signature Series, they are for
the first time being offered to
the public. Wow! Maybe now I
can now catch them like a pro.
Well-known Wisconsin rod
maker St. Croix has several
new models. A 7-foot medium
rod, the Small Cranker, is
designed for little crankbaits
and there is a 7-foot medium-
heavy rod for larger baits is
called the Big Cranker. They
are also producing several new
spinning rods.
When it comes to hooks and
weights, there are several
choices. Eagle Claw now has
its Lazer Sharp hooks in red,
chartreuse and crawfish colors.
Is a bass really that choosy?
Oh well, they will sure dress
up my tackle box.
Bullet Weights has added
new colors to its standard lead
sinkers. You can have them in
watermelon pepper, transparent
red and transparent purple.
They come in nine weight
sizes and the transparent sheen
gives them more flash. I've got
to have these, especially the
purple ones. How could a bass
resist purple? I can't seem to.
My wish list is getting full
and I'm afraid it is going to be
a little expensive. Oh well, I'll
just leave it where the wife is
sure find it.
After all, I am just copying
some of her subtle ways.

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Shakinah Crumity of Sebring heads to the basket Friday against
Avon Park.


STIFLE
Continued from 1E
Whitney Lee scored nine points
while Brittany Bullock and
Rachel Ashley each added
seven.
Ashley, Crumity and
Bullock each added four steals
and Lee had three.
Sampson said it was just
Crumity's turn to step up for
the Streaks, who face a tough
test on Monday when Palmetto
comes to town to wrap up the
first half of the district sched-
ule.
"Shakinah had a big day,"
Sampson said.. "We've been
pretty balanced all year long. It
was Bullock last game,
Whitney Lee the game before
that and Shakinah tonight.
"Monday against Palmetto,
it might be somebody different.
We're pretty balanced all the
way around."


TURNS
Continued from 1E
onds to go in regulation.
There, of course, was more drama to follow.
Johnson went to the charity stripe with 1.1 sec-
onds remaining and hit the front end of a one-
and-one situation to put Avon Park up by three.
Sebring inbounded the ball and got off a desper-
ation shot from three-quarter court, but it sailed
wide left and Avon Park was able to breath nor-
mally again. They survived and it wasn't as easy
as many people figured it would be.
Sanders, who scored a game-high 13 points,
felt the pain of coming so close to beating rival
Avon Park in Blue Streak Gym.
"It was a heartbreaker," Sanders said as he
came out of the locker room. "We stuck with
them the whole game and then came up a little
short. We really need a big man."
Sanders, a senior, was referring to the team's
need of a true center to rebound the ball and score
field goals in the paint.


Avon Park pressured Sebring (1-6) with a suf-
focating man-to-man defense, made fewer pass-
ing errors throughout the game and shot for a
much higher percentage from the floor. Sebring
opened the game with a 7-0 scoring spurt before
Karl Comadore hit for the Red Devils with four
minutes remaining in the first period. Comadore
would add another field goal and Menzies
banged one in from 3-point land as Avon Park
closed with 11 unanswered points for an 11-7
lead at the first stop.
Hoffner, who finished with 11 rebounds for a
double-double, scored two goals via offensive
rebounds, with Devaris Strange countering with a
quiet dunk that missed even the scrutiny of most
of Sebring's student body. Portee converted a
three-point play with 1:54 left in the second quar-
ter, but Johnson answered with a 3-pointer to give
Avon Park a 28-21 cushion during halftime.
The Blue Streaks played a lot zone defense
against the faster Red Devils, and the result was
positive. Avon Park's defense caused a lot of
turnovers and Sebring missed three layups..


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