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SECTION E + SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2005


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.


The
Sideline
SCORES AND MORE
On Deck
MONDAY, JAN. 2
Boys Basketball
-ake Placid at Avon Park, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity

TUESDAY, JAN. 3
Boys Basketball
Avon Park at Frostproof, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
. ardee at Sebring, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity; Walker at
Heartland Christian, 7:30
p.m. varsity
Girls Basketball
Mulberry at Lake Placid, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Sebring at Hardee, 6 p.m.
iV, 7:30 varsity; Walker at
Heartland Christian, 6 p.m.
Varsity

THURSDAY, JAN; 5
Boys Basketball
Walker at Kissimmee-
Heartland, 7:30 p.m. varsi-
ty
Girls Basketball
Frostproof at Avon Park, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Lakeland Christian at Lake
Placid, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30 var-
sity; Bartow at Sebring, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Walker at Kissimmee-
Heartland, 6 p.m. varsity
Boys Soccer
Avon Park at Frostproof, 6
p.m. varsity

FRIDAY. JAN. 6
Boys Basketball
Avon Park at Palmetto, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Sebring at Frostproof, 4:30
p.m. JV, 6 varsity
Girls Basketball
Palmetto at Avon Park 6.
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity; Lake
Placid at Frostproof, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity
Boys Soccer
Lake Placid at LaBelle, 5:30
p.m. JV, 7 varsity;
Okeechobee at Sebring, 5
p.m. JV, 7 varsity

SATURDAY, JAN. 7
Boys Basketball
Sebring at Riverview, 4:30
p.m. JV, 6 varsity
Wrestling
Spiegel Memorial tourna-
ment at Sebring, 9:30 a.m.


History Lesson
5 Years Ago
Dec. 25, 1999: Avon Park's
Anton Taylor was named
News-Sun Player of the
Year after rushing for a
county-high 782 yards and
nine TDs, catching 19 pass-
es for 252 yards and two
TDs, recording 44 tackles
and interception two pass-
es.

10 Years Ago
Dec. 23, 1995: Sebring's
Alan Rhine was named the
ilass 4A first team All-State
punter after averaging 40
yards per kick his senior
season. Rhine would go on
to become starting punter
for the Florida Gators.
Offensive tackle Larry Scott
earned third team honors
and tailback Leon Matthews
was honorable mention.
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The Playmaker

Rafael Johnson's 2005 Highlights

W Called an audible to a fake punt,
E then passed to Bo Comadore for
E an 11-yard gain on fourth-and-10
K to seal 13-7 win over Okeechobee

WA3 Pressured Fort Meade quarterback
E Danny Grant into a desperation pass
iE that was intercepted by Demarkus
K Depree and returned for a TD to seal
a 22-0 win over Fort Meade

Recovered a fumble on the 2 to stop
S what would have been a win-sealing
E TD by Frostproof, then scored two
E TDs in final 5:10, one on a 5-yard
K reception (photo) and the other on
a 5-yard run with 46 seconds left to
rally Devils to 20-18 victory

W Caught an 18-yard TD pass from T.K
wE Hill then returned an interception 34
yards for a score two plays later to
E spark the Devils' 39-20 homecoming
Swin over Poinciana


Kicked off the team last

year, Devils' Johnson made

huge turnaround in 2005


By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor
AVON PARK
Y ou can grow up a lot
in one year. Rafael
Johnson is proof of
that.
Throughout his career at
Avon Park High School,
Johnson had shown flashes of
staggering athletic ability,
making plays that made jaws
drop.
The problem was that he
couldn't keep his own jaw
from engaging at the wrong
time, a trait that saw him get
kicked off the football
team in the fall as well
as the basketball team
in the winter as a jun-
ior.
This year, however,.
there was a new
Rafael Johnson. One
who worked hard in
practice, led his team- JOHl
mates by example and,
most importantly, knew when
to walk away without saying a
word.
"I knew I wanted to go on
farther in life and I didn't want
everybody in my community
thinking I was just a failure,"
Johnson said. "I wanted them
to think I was a person willing
to concede and do better things
with my life."
Johnson went a long way
toward making people forget
his past transgressions in the
2005 season, shining on
offense, defense and special


teams to help guide the Devils
to a 7-3 record and earn the
News-Sun Highlands County
Player of the Year honors.
It wasn't the stats that set
Johnson apart from the rest. If
it was all about stats, Johnson's
quarterback, T.K. Hill, who set
a new county record with
1,951 passing yards and threw
12 touchdown passes, would
be MVP. Or maybe it would
have been Sebring sophomore
star T.J. Williams, who had
over 500 rushing yards in his
last three games to end up as
the county's lone 1,000-yard
rusher with 1,015
yards and seven
touchdowns.
With Johnson, how-
ever, it was more a
series of individual
plays that defined his
senior season than it
was the season-ending
NSON numbers, although his
31 catches for 598
yards and four touchdowns to
,go along with 32 solo tackles,
10 tackles for a loss, three
sacks and over 50 quarterback
pressures were nothing to be
ashamed of.
It was things like his audible
out of a punt formation when
he threw for a first down that
allowed the Devils to run out
the clock and seal a win over
Okeechobee. That play call
drew praise from even the
opposing coach.

See JOHNSON, Page 4E


Recovered a
blocked punt
in the end zone
for a touchdown
against DeSoto


Returned opening
W kickoff 62 yards
-E to set up TD, then
E caught a crucial
K 2-point conversion
pass in comeback
win over Sebring

Took a yard dump-off pass
W r from T.K Hill and turned it
Into a 64-yard touchdown for
E Devils' only score against
SClearwater Central Catholic









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2005 News-Sun

All-Highlands County Football Team


Offense

Quarterback
T.K. Hill, Jr., Avon Park
17 7 1-of-220, 1,951 yards, 72 TD, 7 7 Int.
County record for passing yards

Running Backs
T.J. Williams, Soph., Sebring
137 carries, 1,015 yds., 7 TD
Kaneef Caldwell, Jr., Avon Park
131 carries, 1,015 yds., 7 TD
Brent Bierman, Sr., Lake Placid
Stats not available

Receivers
Rafael Johnson, Sr., Avon Park
31 rec., 598 yds., 4 TD
Gerrard Coleman, Sr., Avon Park
20 rec., 477 yds., 4 TD
Bo Comadore, Sr., Avon Park
52 rec., 463 yds., 1 TD
Taiwan Perry, Sr., Avon Park
22 rec., 315 yds., 7 TD
Sam Robinson, Soph., Sebring
19 rec., 336 yds., 6 TD

Utility
A.C. Wilson, Jr., Sebring
46-of-81, 608 yards, 5 TD, 4 Int.
112 carries, 468 yds., 7 TD

Offensive Line
Andrew Adams, Sr., Avon Park
Tyler O'Bannon, Jr., Sebring
David Pearlman, Sr., Avon Park
Carlos Cruz, Sr., Sebring
Justin Wilson, Sr., Avon Park

Kicker
Paul A.iley, Sr., Sebring


Defense

Defensive Line
Kyvias Moore, Sr., Avon Park
29 solo tackles, 6 TFL, 6 sacks
Stephen Sauls, Jr., Sebring
54 tackles (29 solo), 11 TFL, 2 sacks
Chad Topa, Sr., Avon Park
36 solo tackles, 9 TFL, 3 sacks
Austin Andrews, Jr., Sebring
29 solo tackles, 11 TFL, 3 sacks, 4 FR
Quay Crenshaw, Sr., Lake Placid
Stats not available

Linebackers
Brannen Dorman, Soph., Sebring
85 tackles (44 solo), 11 TFL, 3 FF
Lee Albritton, Sr., Avon Park
36 solo tackles, 13 TFL, 4 sacks
Jeremy Berish, Sr., Sebring
49 tackles (37 solo), 5 TFL, 3 FF
Jeremy Dennison, Sr., Avon Park
37 solo tackles, 5 TFL, 7 sack

Defensive Backs
Marcus Wyche, Sr., Avon Park
,25 solo tackles, 1 Int.
Colt Williams, Jr., Sebring
32 solo tackles, 2 Int. 2 blocked kicks
Devin Wilson, Sr., Avon Park
17 solo tackles, 1 Int.

Honorable Mention
George Rasmussen, Jr., Lake Placid
'Orlando Howard, Jr., Sebring
Stephen Gist, Jr., Lake Placid
James Young, Jr., Avon Park






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Quick Reads
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF

LP youth baseball, to Heartland Horses and
Handicapped, P.O. Box 3787,
softball set sign-ups Sebring, FL 33871-3787.


Women's Invitational
SEBRING Volunteers are
needed to help with the 51st
Harder Hall Women's
Invitational, set for Jan. 4-7.
Call pro John Phillips at
382-0500 for details.
AP Chamber to host
golf tourney Feb. 11
AVON PARK The Avon
Park Chamber of Commerce
will present the ninth annual
Avon Park Chamber Golf
Tournament sponsored by
Highlands Regional Medical
Center at River Greens Golf
Course on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Registration begins at 7 a.m.
with a shotgun start at 8:30
a.m. Teams will be flighted
based on handicap. Entry fee is
$60 per player. Hole sponsor-
ships available for $100.
Call the Chamber at 453-
3350 for more details.
Horses & Handicapped
Golf Classic is Jan. 14
SEBRING Heartland
Horses and Handicapped is
holding its Golf Classic on Jan.
14 at SpringLake Golf Resort
to benefit its free riding servic-
es.
The tournament format is a
two-person scramble with a
shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. An
awards ceremony and lunch
will be provided immediately
following play. The Classic is
sponsored by Florida Hospital,
Highlands Independent Bank
and The Cohan Radio Group.
Sponsorship packages are still
available. Individual player
registration is $50.
Mail your team member
names, handicaps and entry fee


LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Youth Baseball is now
accepting registrations for the
2006 season. There are numer-
ous waysto register. You may
pick up and submit forms at
Lake Placid Marine (310 U.S.
27 South), there will be sign-
ups at the Lake Placid Middle
School gymnasium from 9
a.m. to noon on Jan. 7 and Jan.
14 and registration forms will
be sent out to all public and
private schools on Jan. 3.
The registration deadline is
Jan. 19. There will be no regis-
tration taken the day of the
draft. Tee-ball (ages 5-6) regis-
tration is $25 and the fee for
the 7-8 and 9-10 leagues is
$40. League age for baseball is
the player's age as of April 30,
2006. A copy of the player's
birth certificate is required.
Call Terry at 465-6564 if
you have any questions.
Lake Placid Girls Softball is
now accepting registrations for
the 2006 season. There will
also be sign-ups at the Lake
Placid Middle School gymna-
sium from 9 a.m. to noon on
Jan. 7 and Jan. 14 and forms
will be sent out to all public
and private schools in Lake
Placid on Jan. 3.
Registration fees are $40
and a copy of the player's birth
certificate is required. League
age for softball is the player's
age as of June 1, 2006.
Call Heater at 465-9187 if
you have any questions.
Volunteers needed for


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 Sharori
Tomlinson at 452-2465.
Registration for the upcom-
ing season will be Saturday,
Jan. 7; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Durrah Martin Complex. The
birthday cutoff for league ages
is April 30.
Coaches needed for
Sebring youth baseball
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 set for 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.


Sports contact information
Scott Dressel, sports editor
385-6155, Ext. 541 or
scott.dressel@newssun.com
Report scores
385-6155, Ext. 541

To contact any other sports writer, leave a message at one of the above
numbers.
E-mail news items to sportsdesk@newssun.com, fax them to 385-1954
or mail them to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL, 33870.


News-Sun, Sunday, December 25, 2005


STATS AND STANDINGS


Michigan Moose plan
golf tourney March 12
AVON PARK The
Michigan Moose Association's
14th Annual Snowbird Golf
Tournament Mixed Scramble
will be at River Greens on
Sunday, March 12.
There will be an 8:30 a.m.
shotgun start. Cost is $55 per
person.
The event open to men and
women, couples or singles.
For more information, con-
tact Don Novick at (941) 794-
0161 or Bruce Cook at (941)
776-4776.
Umpires needed for
LP adult softball
LAKE PLACID Umpires
are needed for the adult co-ed
softball league in Lake Placid.
Call 840-2366 for more
information.
F.O.P. golf tournament
tees off 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..
Call Harder Hall at 382-
0500 or Alvin Walters Sr. at
453-5444 for details.
AP youth baseball in
search of coaches


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STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct
jersey 14 12 .538
Iphia 14 13 .519
11 14 .440
ork 7 18 .280
0 6 21 .222
Southeast Division
W L Pct
15 12 .556
igton 11 14 .440
o 9 15 .375
te 8 19 .296
7 18 .280
Central Division
W L Pct
21 3 .875
nd 16 9 .640
S15 9 .625
ikee .15 9 .625
o 12 14 .462


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct
San Antonio 21 6 .778
Dallas 20 7 .741
Memphis 16 9 .640
New Orleans 11 15 .423
Houston 10 15 .400
Northwest Division
W L Pct
Minnesota 13 11 .542
Denver 13 14 .481
Seattle 11 14 .440
Utah- 11 16 .407
Portland 8 18 '.308
Pacific Division
W L Pct
L.A. Clippers 16 10 .615
Phoenix 15 10 .600
L.A. Lakers 15 11 .577
Golden State 14 13 .519
Sacramento 10 16 .385
Thursday's Games
Cleveland 108, Chicago 100
Dallas 105, Sacramento 95


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STANDINGS
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
x-New England 9 5 0.643 322289
Miami 7 7 0.500 266281
Buffalo 4 10 0.286 208310
N.Y. Jets 3 11 0.214 189298
South
W L T Pct PF PA
x-lndianapolis 13 1 0 .929 409206
Jacksonville 10 4 0.714 283236
Tennessee 4 10 0.286 276357
Houston 212 0.143 223373
North
W L T Pct PF PA
x-Cincinnati 11 3 0.786 391276
Pittsburgh 9 5 0 .643 313237
Baltimore 5 9 0.357 219256
Cleveland 5 9 0.357 212244
West
W L T Pct PF PA
y-Denver 11 3 0.786 350248
San Diego 9 5 0.643 404269
Kansas City 8 6 0 .571 346315
Oakland 4 10 0.286 266331
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pet PF PA
N.Y. Giants 10 4 0.714 372258
Washington 8 6 0.571 293253
Dallas 8 6 0.571 291268
Philadelphia 6 8 0.429 269330
South
W L T Pct PF PA
Carolina 10-4 0.714 327224
Tampa Bay 9 5 0.643 246237
Atlanta 8 6 0.571 316270
New Orleans 3 11 0.214 210358
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Chicago 10 4 0.714 226151
Minnesota 8 6 0.571 249304
Detroit 4 10 0.286 220298
Green Bay 3 11 0.214 258303
West
W L T Pct PF PA
x-Seattle 12 2 0.857 407235
St. Louis 5 9 0 .357 323395
Arizona 4 10 0.286 271349
San Francisco 2 12 0.143 195391
x-clinched division y-clinched playoffs
Saturday's Games
Tennessee at Miami, late
Detroit vs. New Orleans at San
Antonio, late
N.Y. Giants at Washington, late
Buffalo at Cincinnati, late
Dallas at Carolina, late
Jacksonville at Houston, late
San Francisco at St. Louis, late
San Diego at Kansas City, late
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, late
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, late
Philadelphia at Arizona, late
Indianapolis at Seattle, late
Oakland at Denver, late
Today's Games
Chicago at Green Bay, 5 p.m.
Minnesota at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m.
Monday's Game
New England at N.Y. Jets, 9 p.m.
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SUNDAY
5 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay ................... .. FOX
8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore. .................. ESPN


Friday's Games
Atlanta 111, Philadelphia 108
L.A. Lakers 104, Orlando 88
New York 98, Utah 90
New Jersey 95, Miami 88
L.A. Clippers 97, Charlotte 88
Memphis 95, Chicago 77
Cleveland 94, Indiana 89
Detroit 97, Golden State 85
Portland 91, Minnesota 83
San Antonio 95, Toronto 90
Milwaukee 101, New Orleans 94
Denver 108, Houston 86
Washington 112, Phoenix 111
Dallas 101, Seattle 98
Saturday's Games
No games scheduled
Today's Games
San Antonio at Detroit, 12:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Miami, 3 p.m.


STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OT Pts. GF GA
Philadelphia 21 8 5 47 128108
N.Y. Rangers 21 11 4 46 111 89
N.Y. Islanders 17 15 2 36 113121
New Jersey 15 15 5 35 99111
Pittsburgh 8 19 7 23 92 137
Northeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Ottawa 24 6 3 51 14273
Buffalo 24 11 1 49 117110
Montreal 17 10 6 40 97 1.05
Toronto 18 14 3 39 116116
Boston 1217 6 30 101115
Southeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Carolina 23 9 2 48 126107
Tampa Bay 18 15 3 39 111115
Atlanta 15 16 5 35 124132
Florida 13 20 4 30 96 119-
Washington 12 19 2 26 96 129
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Detroit 24 9 3 51 136 97
Nashville 23 7 3 49 109 92
Chicago 13 18 3 29 95 122
St. Louis 8 20 4 20 89 127
Columbus 9 25 1 19 72 129
Northwest Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Edmonton 21 11 4 46 122111
Vancouver 20 10 5 45 121111
Calgary 20 11 4 44 90 88
Colorado 18 15 3 39 132121
Minnesota 15 16 4 34 97 88
Pacific Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Dallas 22 10 1 45 112 91
Los Angeles 22 14 1 45 127107
Phoenix 18 16 2 38 10096
Anaheim 16 14 6 38 103101
San Jose 15 14 5 35 102108
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Thursday's Games
Florida 4, Buffalo 1
Boston 4, Toronto 1
Philadelphia 4, Ottawa 3
Washington 6, Atlanta 5, SO
N.Y. Rangers 4, Tampa Bay 2
Phoenix 2, San Jose 1
Colorado 4, Minnesota 3
Friday's Games
Carolina 4, Florida 3
Toronto 2, Boston 1
Washingtop 4, Montreal 2
Ottawa 4, N.Y. Islanders'2
Nashville5,tColumbus 4
Buffalo 4, Tampa Bay 1
Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 4
Atlanta 1, New Jersey 0
Minnesota 5, Colorado 3
Detroit 3, Chicago 2, OT
Phoenix 3, Dallas 2
Edmonton 5, Los Angeles 3
Calgary 6, Vancouver 5, SO
St. Louis 2, San Jose 1, SO
Saturday's Games
No games scheduled
Today's Games
No games scheduled
Monday's Games
N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Florida, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Minnesota at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
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BOYS STATE POLL
The following is the Florida Sports
Writers Association boys basketball
poll. Overall records and first-place
votes are in parentheses.
CLASS 6A
1. Orlando Edgewater (9-1) (7) 79
2. Miami Norland (8-1) 54


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All Games and Times Subject to Change


3. Parkland Stoneman Douglas (8-0)
48
4. Orlando Dr. Phillips (7-1) 42
5. Miami Dr. Krop (6-2) 40
6. Sarasota Riverview (6-1) 39
7. Clermont East Ridge (7-0) (1) 37
8. Winter Park (7-1) 28
9. Coral Springs Taravaella (6-1) 25
10. Miami Northwestern (10-1) 22
Also receiving votes: Deltona Pine
Ridge (8-0) 19, Miami Southridge (7-
1) 3, Miami Killian (7-1) 2,
Jacksonville Sandalwood (6-2) 1,
Orange Park (8-1) 1.
CLASS 5A
1. Winter Park Lake Howell (10-0) (8)
80
2. Jacksonville Wolfson (8-0) 66
3. Lakewood (7-1) 62
4. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer (5-0)
54
5. Port St. Lucie (8-0) 52
6. Lake City Columbia (8-0) 26
7. Gainesville Eastside (6-3) 19
8. AubUrndale (8-2) 16
9. Gulfport Boca Ciega (6-1) 12
(tie) Fort Myers (7-1) 12
(tie) Fort Lauderdale Dillard (4-1) 12
Also receiving votes: Ocala Vanguard
(6-1) 11, Port Charlotte (9-2) 6,
Clearwater (7-1) 5, Tallahassee Lincoln
(7-2) 3, Leesburg (6-1) 2, Fort
Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (4-1)
1, Largo (6-1) 1.
CLASS 4A
1. Miami Monsignor Pace (6-0) (8) 80
2. Jacksonville Raines (6-0) 62
3. Sarasota Booker (6-0) 60
4. Lake Wales (7-1) 48
5. Jacksonville Bishop Kenny (7-0) 40
6. Lakeland Kathleen (8-2) 38 .
7. Cocoa (8-0) 33
8. Tallahassee Rickards (7-1) 23
9. Orange Park Ridgeview (9-0) 18
10. Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
(6-1)13
Also receiving votes: Eustis (7-1) 10,
Milton (8-2) 6, Havana East Gadsden
(8-2) 5, Panama City Bay (5-1) 3,
Tallahassee Godby (5-2)1.
CLASS 3A
1. Melbourne Florida Air Academy (7-
0) (8) 80
2. Hollywood Chaminade Madonna (5-
1)69
3. Jacksonville Ribault (8-1) 63
4. St. Petersburg Catholic (6-0) 47
5. Gainesville P.K. Yonge (7-1) 39
6. Perry Taylor County (8,2) 31
7. Boca Raton St. Andrew's (9-0) 27
8. Fort Myers Bishop Verot (5-3) 19
9. Miami Gulliver Prep (8-1) 17
10. Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest (10-1)
14
Also receiving votes: Interlachen (8-2)
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JOHNSON
Continued from 1E
Or his almost single-handed-
ly leading Avon Park back
from an 18-0 deficit against
Frostproof, recovering a fum-
ble on the DeviJs' 2-yard-line'
to halt what would have been a
game-clinching TD drive by
the Bulldogs with the score 18-
6, then scoring two times in the
final 5:10 to win the game.
Or the two touchdowns he
scored in about a 30-second
span against Poinciana, one on
a catch and one on an intercep-
tion return.
Or the time he pressured the
Fort Meade quarterback into
throwing a game-sealing inter-
ception.
Or all the times that just
going into motion prior to the
play made the defense shift in
order to account for the possi-
bility he might get the ball on a
reverse.
The list could go on and on,
former Red Devil coach T.C.
Cousins said.
"Rafael did everything we
. asked him to do. He was a
leader and he was without a
doubt the catalyst of our team.
When we needed a spark -
whether it was on offense,
defense and he played on just
about every special team he
would do something big to
spark us, and that's what you
need from your stud."
The fact that Johnson was
able to be the Devils' "stud"
isn't what was surprising about
Johnson this season. It was the
fact that he was still around to
be that stud in the final game
of the season.
"I knew I had to come back
great from (my junior) season
when I was doing bad things
and saying I knew we were
going to lose and stuff,"
Johnson said. "I knew I had to
be a leader, so I filled those
shoes."
"Rafael's a good kid,"
Cousins said. "He just had
some anger issues last year,
some emotional issues. He's a
great kid and he just grew up
and realized, 'I can do this. If I
just keep my mouth shut and
work b.rd, good things will
happen.'
"He was an absolute pleas-
ure to coach and a lot of fun to
be around. Nobody worked
harder than Rafael in practice.
He always worked hard."
It was on defense where
Johnson made the biggest dif-
ference, Cousins said.
"Teams had to run away
from him and that's what we
wanted. They would run away
from him and he'd run stuff
down. That's where his
strength was, running stuff
down and pressuring the quar-
terback.
"He was just a special kid to
coach. He got the job done."
Part of Johnson's problem
was that he just hates to lose.
The Devils were struggling last
year, and it was after the losses
when the emotions seemed to
get the most out of control.
"I had a lot of fun (this sea-
son)," Johnson said. "We were
winning, so I had a lot of fun."
Johnson credited his stepfa-
ther, former Red Devil star
Willie English, for helping him
make the leap from team out-
cast to team leader.
"He talked to me every day,"
Johnson said. "He kept my
mind right."
Part of keeping that mind
right involved knowing when


Weather has been putting big



crimp on speck and bass fishing


The fishing has been a little
slow in the last few days due
to the weather. The bass fish-
ing is not as good as we would
like for this time of year, but it
will pick up within the next
few days if we get some better
conditions. It has been just too
windy to really bring in a good
stringer of bass or specks.
Down at Henderson's Fish
Camp, Ralph Stewart tells me
the speck fishing is not really
bad but the wind has kept
anglers from catching their
limits this past week. The good
news is the ones they did man-
age to catch were a good size
with some going to 12 inches.
Most of the specks are being
taken by drifting small min-
nows in open water. The fish
are slowly starting to move.
into the weed beds to prepare
for spawning.
Though not plentiful, some
good bass are being caught out
of Henderson's Camp. The bet-
ter bass are hitting wild shiners
but artificial baits are also tak-
ing bass for some of the
anglers.
A friend who is a part-time
fishing guide says he likes to
fish at night. He resides on
Lake Istokpoga and it only
takes him a few minutes to get
onto the water. He has a large
comfortable pontoon boat so a
trip. with him is very enjoyable.
His theory is that night fishing
produces more specks and they
tend to be much larger. He also
says a few specks are starting
to move into the pads.
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Lloyd Jones


Resort was a bit disappointing.
They tell me the speck fishing
there has not been very pro-
ductive lately. The windy
weather has played havoc with
anglers going after specks here,.
too. The specks are mostly still
in the open water while a few
are beginning to move into the
reeds and pads. Last week,
before the winds took over and
kept a lot of anglers off the
water, the specks were biting
pretty good. If the winds let
up, we should again see some
very good speck fishing.
Some real good bass have
been caught this past week by
anglers using live wild shiners.
Several of the bass brought
through Trails End were in the
.4 to 5-pound range. That's not
bad considering the weather
we have been having. With a
little cooperation from the
weatherman, bass fishing
should pick up.
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Player of the Year.

to just let things go, Johnson bubble to the surface a few
said.' times during the current bas-
"I learned just to clap or ketball season and there are
whatever ... smile or something still a lot of people out there
other than bow up at some- who seem to be just waiting
body." for him to blow up.
It's an ongoing process. The Then again, nobody ever
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minnows on Red Beach Lake.
They have been taking a few
good-sized crappies by letting
the light wind push their alu-
minum boat across the water.
Picking up a couple each trip
across the lake gave them
enough for a gourmet evening
meal.
The crappie season always
brings back memories of
bream fishing as a teenager. At
the time, I used a cheap rod
and reel or sometimes a cane
pole. I usually caught a good
stringer of sunfish and
bluegills. The crappies I caught
were nothing special to me as I
thought of them as just another
kind of sunfish.
Most of the time, I put two
hooks on my line and I caught
,doubles with nearly every bite.
I wonder how many fellows
use such a rig now while fish-
ing for specks. It would be
great to catch doubles when
the larger slab side specks are
biting.
'We've got some good
weather on the way, so with
calmer breezes.and sunny
mornings the fishing has got to
get better.
Here's hoping you got that
new Pflueger Trion or
Shakespeare Agility baitcasting
reel and maybe a St. Croix 7-
foot Cranker rod in your stock-
ing this morning.
Shucks, I'm gonna go check
my sock again.

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Hanukkah begins on

Christmas Day this year


By RACHEL ZOLL val celebrated
AP Religion Writer dles on ei
This Christmas, Gerry and nights, begin
Rachael Coakley plan to spend Day.
the day with his parents. They'll "When H
attend Roman Catholic .Mass, fall close to
open presents around his folks' become more
tree and join them for iday for eac
Christmas dinner. Gerry Coakle
But before the evening meal, yet also has j(
the couple will observe one with his wife
more holiday ritual that they year, when th,
normally would follow in their same day, it g:
own home: They'll light a open up some
menorah for Hanukkah. my family an
The Coakleys are among the the couple tr
many intermarried couples try-. other's faith.
ing to make the best of a rare It is no
and uncomfortable coincidence Christmas ai
on this year's religious calen- occur within
dar. Hanukkah, the Jewish-festi- or to overlap



Hanukkah


begins tonight
News-Sun
Not everybody keeps "Christ" in Christmas
as the Jewish community of Highlands County
and the rest of the world light the first of eight
candles on the menorah tonight, .
Bernie Wolkove, president and lay leader of
Temple Israel of Highlands County, said the
Jewish population is several hundred strong
here.
"The story of Chanukah (also referred to as
Hanukkah) is the age-old struggle of the Jewish
people to remain Jewish in a non-Jewish
world," Wolkove said in information he. provid-
ed.
This year the eight-day celebration begins on
Dec. 26, which is the 25th day of Kislev in the
Hebrew calendar.
The Jewish day begins at sunset, thus the first
day of Chanukah begins this evening.
Along with the daily candle lighting, marking
each day of the Festival of Lights, presents are
also exchanged daily.
The eight days originate, according to leg-
end, when the Maccabees entered a recovered
Temple; lighting its candle with enough oil for
one day only.
" Miraculously" the candle burned for eight
days on the limited supply, so the legend goes.
The gifts are to be modest, preferably per-
taining directly to the faith or to Jewish causes.
Though Chanukah falls around the same time
as Christmas, Wolkove said it is a less-signifi-
cant religious holiday than Yom Kippur or Rosh
Hashanah (Day of Atonement and the Jewish
New Year, respectively).


d by lighting can-
ght consecutive
ns on Christmras

anukkah doesn't
Christmas, they
of a separate hol-
;h partner," said
y, who is Catholic
)ined a synagogue
. "But I think this
they're both on the
ives us a chance to
dialogue between
id us" about how
ies to honor each

)t unusual for
nd Hanukkah to
days of each other
ap. But Edmund


Case, president of
Interfaithfamily.com, said he
researched the dates and found
the start of Hanukkah has fallen
on, Christmas Day only four
times in the last 100 years.
The number of American
families led by one Jewish and
one Christian parent has grown
steadily in recent decades; the
National Jewish Population
Survey found that the intermar-
riage rate was about 47 percent
from 1996-2001. For these cou-
ples, December can already be a
time of high tension.
Synagogues and Jewish com-
munity centers nationwide even
schedule seminars for interfaith
families and publish survival
tips on getting through the sea-
son.
Case said more people seek
advice from his organization
this month than any other on
how they can resolve disagree-
ments over observing the holi-


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day s.

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diffi-

this year is
that on the .
nig h t
Hanukkah
begins, many will be in the
homes of their Christian rela-
tives.
Mary Litman, who is
Protestant, and her husband
Seth, who is Jewish, will be at
her parents' farm this Sunday
with the couple's two children,
who are being raised Jewish.
The Litmans plan to bring along
some menorahs, or candelabras,
spinning tops called dreidls,
and decorations for a Hanukkah
party with their Christian rela-
tives on the day after Christmas.
"We've lit the menorah with
my family several times. That's
not foreign to them," said


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Temple Israel of Highlands County President/Lay Leader Bernie Wolkove lights the
first eight candles of the menorah during a special service Friday night at the tem-
ple in Sebring.


Litman, of Marietta, Ga. But
about 30 of her relatives will be
at the farm during the holiday
for the first time in several
years. "We're going to intro-
duce Hanukkah to them," she
said.
Families who celebrate both
holidays often take pains to
keep the festivities separate,
and emphasize the history and
beliefs behind each. While
Christmas is among the most
important days for Christians,
honoring the birth of Jesus,
Hanukkah is comparatively less

See YEAR, page 9A


Kwanzaa holiday

starts Monday
News-Sun
This year's Kwanzaa theme is
"A Season of Celebration,
Meditation and Recommitment.
The seven-day holiday, which
begins Monday and ends on New
Year's Day, was created in. the
1960s.
"It's an American holiday
inspired, by African traditions,"
said Alvin Conner, of Lake Placid,
who said he recognizes the holi-
day but doesn't celebrate it
because his family doesn't want to
take the focus away from
Christmas. "It's not intended as a
religious, political or heroic holi-
day."
Conner is aware of few families
in the black community here who
do celebrate Kwanzaa.
And just as Hanukkah isn't the
most important festival for the
Jewish faith, Conner said
Kwanzaa isn't as % idelb celebrat-
ed as Ma-tin Luther King Jr.'s
birthday in January. -
And King's birthday, he said,
should be honored as a holiday
that unites all Americans rather
than as an African American
event.
Kwanzaa's seven days correlate
to the seven principles at its core
- Umoja '(unit O. Kujichagulia
(self-determiination), Ujima (col-
lective work and ,responsibility),
Ujammaa (cooperative econom-
ics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (cre-
See KWANZAA, page 9A


Toddler hit, killed in apparent DUI wreck


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
AVON PARK - A 2-year-
old boy died Friday from being
hit by an alleged drunk driver.
His mother, also hit, will
spend Christmas at Tampa
General Hospital. She is in
good condition.
Judy Ann Eliason, 30, of
Avon Park, was carrying a
flashlight and walking west
along the north shoulder of
State Road 64 from U.S. 27 at
10:14 p.m. Thursday. A friend,
Valentine Flores, was pushing
2-year-old Brandon Eliason in a
stroller.
Judy Ann's co-workers at
Winn Dixie supermarket said
Flores, also 30, often walked


her home to
arrived safely.


make sure she


On Thursday, however,
Wardon Ellis Bradley, 51, of
Zolfo Springs, was westbound
in a 1999 Ford F250 single cab
pickup.
As he neared the intersection
with Irvington Road, he drifted
onto the shoulder behind them.
First, the truck hit the mother,
then hit the stroller, throwing
the toddler out.
Both mother and son were
airlifted to Tampa General
Hospital with critical injuries.
Bradley was arrested by
Florida Highway Patrol and
charged with two counts of
driving under the influence with
the result of serious bodily


injury, to both an adult and a
child.
Both are third-degree
felonies.
According to the Highlands
County Jail, Bradley also was
charged with misdemeanor
driving under the influence with
the result of property damage.
He was released on $2,500
bail at 9:10 a.m. Friday.
FHP Cpl. Joseph Franza Jr.
and Cpl. Gregory Freimuth,
traffic homicide investigator,
were on the scene Thursday
night and Friday morning to
complete a traffic homicide
investigation. Franza did the
field sobriety test and believes
Bradley was intoxicated.
Further charges are pending


investigation and results of
blood tests.
Patti Smith, Judy Ann
Eliason's co-worker, said she
has worked for the supermarket
as a cashier for three years, and
is a good worker and sweet-
natured person.
Normally, Eliason finishes
work at 5 p.m. and walks home
in the daylight, Smith said.
Smith said S.R. 64 just west
of U.S. 27 is a concern for her
and others who travel it, espe-
cially for those on foot because
there are no sidewalks. "
Franza said people frequently
walk that stretch of highway to
get groceries at conveniepjce
stores on U.S. 27.
Avon Park Police Chief


Frank Mercurio said there are
no plans by the city to put side-
walks along that road, adding
that the accident scene is out-
side city limits.
Without sidewalks, pedestri-
ans walking along a highway
must walk on the shoulder on
the left side of the roadway, fac-
ing traffic.
If sidewalks were there, on
the north side of the road,
pedestrians would have been
required, under Chapter
316.130 (4) Florida Statutes, to
use them, and they still would
have been in danger from
Thursday night's wreck.
"When a driver is impaired,
that changes the situation,"
Mercurio said.


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2A News-Sun, Sunday, December 25, 2005


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HIGHLANDS

in brief


Men of Mission

gives out toys

SEBRING - Today in
Highway Park, the Men of
Mission will give out toys
after their annual Christmas
dinner.
It's the fifth year they've
done a dinner, called "Men
of Mission Fifth Annual
Christmas in the Park," Men
of Mission President
Maurice Wilson said. Last
year's event drew 100-150
people. Each year, they try to
save up money themselves to
purchase gifts for the kids.
Often, Wilson said, they
would have kids coming in
and out after playing games
outside.
"We never asked anyone
for anything," he said.
This year, however, the
group went out into the com-
munity getting donations and
gathered up to $1,500 from
community businesses and
individuals. They have
bought bicycles to donate to
kids that need them, Wilson
said, and may have enough
for grab-bag gifts for 200-
300 kids.
"The community has real-
ly stepped up," Wilson said.
"We're trying to take it to
another level."
The event will be on
Lincoln Street in Highway
Park, across from New Life
Assembly Church, and near
the Star Center and basket-
ball goals.
Dinner is served at 1 p.m.
today - Christmas Day -
- and gifts will be given out
starting at 2:30 p.m.

Lake Placid

chamber plans

Business Fair

LAKE PLACID - The
Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce
Business Fair will be from 5-
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28,
at the American Legion hall.
Open and free to the pub-
lic, the event is designed for
residents to come and learn
more about the businesses in
town.
The American Legion hall
is at 1490 U.S. 27 North in
Lake Placid.
Call 465-4331 for further
information.
The business fair is spon-
sored by the News-Sun,
Highlands Today, and Lake
Placid Journal.


Okeechobee student claims $46 million Lotto


Special to the News-Sun
OKEECHOBEE - Since
1988, Phillip Martin has played
the same lottery numbers.
Never before had they
proved to be winning numbers
until Wednesday night.
He discovered the ticket he
had bought at Publix
Supermarket while grocery
shopping was the winner by
checking the numbers online.
And while it was Phillip
Martin who won the ticket, it
was his 20-year-old daughter,
April, who claimed the big
prize on Friday.
April, a 2004 Okeechobee
High School graduate, said her
father selected her to administer
the family's good fortune
because of her fairness. She
said no one in the family was
jealous because "they know
they will get their fair share."
April Martin felt "like the rug


was going to be pulled out from
under me. I didn't think it was
going to happen.
"There wasn't going to be a
Christmas," said Phillip, who
has worked for Praxair for more
than nine years. "Thank God,
only by him this is able to be
done."
"This is going to be an amaz-
ing Christmas," April said.
April Martin, a student at
Indian River Community
College in Fort Pierce, will
receive her winnings in 30
annual payments.
The winning numbers were:
03 - 04 - 05 - 09 - 44 - 51
April said they "are not big
spenders, they live simply and
finally don't have to worry
about bills and finances and
don't have to live week to
week."
In fact, Phillip Martin plans
to continue working.


The Martin family decided to
let April claim the money
because "he (Phillip) wouldn't
live long enough to. get the
money and she would be able to
split the money every year."
However, he still has some
plans for the treasure chest. He
hopes to "buy a house, cars and
take a family vacation."
April plans to split the win-
nings with her four siblings -
brothers Chris, 28; Nick, 22;
Brian, 16, and sister Ashley, 18
- including purchasing a new
car for each of them, buy a
house, pay for college and share
some of the winnings with her
mom. Her parents are separat-
ed.
, April Martin is the first
FLORIDA LOTTO winner to
purchase a winning ticket in
Okeechobee County. She is the
833rd FLORIDA LOTTO win-
ner since 1988.


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Danques McLean (from left), 7, Lavarrien Coker, 11 and Larry Coker, 13, pick out Christmas
presents Friday morning at Kmart in Sebring. The New Washington Heights Concerned
Citizens Committee gave more than 70 children $50 gift cards to spend however they pleased.



State's comments on changes heard Tuesday


News-Sun
SEBRING - Highlands
County commissioners will
have a hearing on Tuesday to
deal with, the "Objections,
Recommendations, and
Comments" from the
Department of Community
Affairs on the second round of
large-scale plan amendments
for 2005.
The state's response on those
zoning and land use changes
was heard by the planning and


zoning commission and the
local planning agency on Dec.
13.
For the most part, the state
has given into the county plan-
ning department's presentation
of how the county will provide
roads, water, sewer systems,
schools and recreation to a slew
of proposed residential devel-
opments. However, the state
still does not either see the need
or accept planners' provisions
for other industrial, commercial


and residential proposals both
for the south end of the county
and for the Avon Park area.
County commissioners have
approved land-use changes, and
have instructed County
Attorney Ross Macbeth' to
defend those decisions at
administrative hearings, if nec-
essary.
The county commission
meeting will take place 9 a.m.
Tuesday in the board room at
600 S. Commerce Ave.


Conservation district hosts annual speaking contest


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The
Highlands Soil and Water
Conservation District's annual
speaking contest will be at 3:30
p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the
Highlands Agri-Civic Center,
Conference Room 3..
The contest is open to any
student enrolled in grades 6
through 12 in Highlands
County. The topic is "Wise Use


of Florida's Water Resources."
Speeches will be six to eight
minutes long. Time under "or
over these limits will cost the
contestant two points for each
15 seconds or part thereof.
Three independent judges will
score contestants on content,
composition and delivery.
Contestants may use notes
while speaking, but visual aides
may not be used.


Prizes for the district contest
are $150 for first place, $100
for second place and .$50 for
third place.
Any student interested in
participating may contact
Highlands Soil and Water
Conservation District at 402-
6545.
For details, go to the Web site
at www.highlanclsswcd.org.


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Residents take issue


with lack of walking


bridge over Parkway


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
SEBRING - It's not too
late, according to members of a
neighborhood who said they're
being cut off from the rest of
the city.
The few people who attended
Thursday's New Washington
Heights Concerned Citizens
Committee meeting learned
that they likely will not get a
requested pedestrian bridge to
allow passage from Sebring
Middle School over the pend-
ing parkway extension.
Though Robert Saffold, who
chairs the committee, attributed
the low turnout to the holidays
(he said meetings typically
draw a core attendance of 25-30
people) members blamed the
community's apathy for paving
the way to the area's isolation.
"They have no intention of
spending their money on this
black neighborhood," Miranda
Hampton said during a discus-
sion sparked by Saffold's com-
ment that. the parkway "is a
done deal."
At issue is the danger of chil-
dren crossing what potentially
could be a busy thoroughfare
and the shutting down of
Highlands Avenue from South
Commerce Avenue to East
Center Street.
"They'll do whatever they
want to do because they don't
see the numbers," Gloria Diaz
said, referring to the apparent
lack of dissent. "You have to be
loud."
Another member suggested
the committee find an attorney
who might represent them pro
bono.


Saffold and others argued
that shutting down Highlands
Avenue isn't a problem only for
those who live in the immediate
area -' he said it'll affect
everybody from truckers haul-
ing citrus to rural residents
commuting.
The committee has vocalized
their objections on several
occasions, Saffold said. But, a
formal letter saying as much
hadn't been mailed as of the
meeting.
"It's never too late,"
Hampton said, countering argu-
ments that Highlands County
officials will do as they please.
To raise awareness, fliers are
being passed out encouraging
attendance at the 7 p.m.
Thursday meetings at the Boys
and Girls Club, 111 Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd.
"You have to move like this,"
Diaz said, snapping her fingers
three times in quick succession.
"By the time they publicize this
they have the plans drawn out."
While the parkway extension
appears inevitable and the com-
munity holds out hope that the
county will reconsider shutting
down part of Highlands Avenue
and funding a walking bridge,
their priority is lighting up the
nine districts that compose the
Heights.
"As speedily as we get this
done, it won't go before the
commissioner's board until
June," Saffold said, explaining
that the process to get street
lights and the necessary fund-
ing through grants is lengthy if
not tedious. "Whatever is
approved won't be (installed)
until 2007."


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Police

v Highlands County report


Young charged

on Kmart

robbery

warrant
SEBRING - A man who
allegedly pushed his way out
of Kmart with stolen goods
on Nov. 4 was charged this
month with the crime.
Charles John Young, 39, of
Sebring, faces a robbery
charge with bail set at
$15,000. His wife, Elizabeth
Young, 39, was charged at
the time of the incident with
grand theft. She bonded out
of jail on $1,000 that same
day.
According
to complaint
affidavits, the
. couple
entered the
Kmart store
at Lakeshore
Mall at 1
C. YOUNG p.m. Nov. 4,
along with an
unknown while male.
They removed $1,046 in
merchandise from the shelves
and placed it in plastic Kmart
bags, and left the store with
the goods in a shopping cart.
A store employee confront-
ed them outside the store, but
Charles Young allegedly put
his hands on her chest and
pushed her back.
Elizabeth Young was
caught and detained until
*


Highlands County sheriff's
deputies arrived, but Charles
Young got in a gray Pontiac
Bonneville with a yellow
license plate and left the
parking lot.
Five days later, Nov. 9, a
deputy drove past the cou-
ple's home and saw a gray
Pontiac Bonneville parked in
the driveway. State records
had it belonging to Charles
Young.
Usingan old photograph
from Highlands County Jail
records, the deputy was able
to have the Kmart employee
identify Charles Young
through a photo line up.
At 12:45 p.m. Dec. 7, the
deputy tried to contact Young
over a land line telephone.
Elizabeth Young said he was
at work, and had been work-
ing the day of the incident,
but was upset about it.
She allegedly said she did-
n't want the deputy talking to
her husband about the inci- -
dent, but he would call the
deputy back later.


Clayton

charged with

domestic sexual

battery
LAKE PLACID -
Clayton McDaniel, 50, of
Lake Placid, has been
charged with allegedly mak-
ing a woman have sex with


him.
Clayton McDaniel was
charged with domestic vio-
lence battery and sexual bat-
tery - domestic.
Bond on the sexual battery
charge was set at $100,000,
but no bond was set on the
domestic violence charge.
The adult victim met with
a Highlands County sheriff's
deputy Wednesday at
Lakeshore Mall in Sebring
and said Clayton McDaniel
forced her to perform a sexu-
al act at his home in Lake
Placid.
Allegedly, when she and
he went to bed on Tuesday,
he was drunk. As they were
lying in bed together, he
pulled her up against him.
She told him, "No," twice,
but he continued, arrest
reports said.
Allegedly, she began to
fear for her safety, so she did
not continue to struggle,
reports said.
She told the deputy that
the sexual act caused her pain
and injury.
On Wednesday, the deputy
asked Clayton McDaniel,
also at Lakeshore Mall, about
the incident. He said he had
drunk a lot of tequila and
could not remember that
night.
According to arrest reports,
when asked if it was normal
behavior for him to force
himself on the victim,
Clayton McDaniel said no.
He could not remember doing
so that night.
Also, according to arrest
reports, he allegedly told her
it was punishment for smok-
ing cigarettes.


Semi swerves to avoid accident


OBITUARIES


Grace Haines
Grace M. Haines, 98, of
Avon Park, died Dec. 22, 2005,
in Sebring.
A native of Coles County,
Ill., she had lived in Avon Park
for 55 years.
She was an active member of
the First Presbyterian Church
of Avon Park, where she sang
in the choir and was a member
of the Women of the Church.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter Viola Stiber of Avon Park;
sons, Harold McCormick of
Orlando and Lowell
McCormick of Champaign, Ill;
brother Monroe Hall of Casa
Grande, Ariz.; seven grandchil-
dren; 12 great-grandchildren;
and, three great-great-great-
grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 2
p.m. Wednesday at the First
Presbyterian Church, with
Pastor Bob Johnson officiating.
Interment will follow in
Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon
Park.
Memorial donations may be
made to the First Presbyterian
Church of Avon Park.
Fountain Funeral Home in
Avon Park handled the arrange-
ments.

Donald Sicklesteel
Donald Earl
Sicklesteel, 53, of
Sebring, died Dec.
23, 2005, in Sebring.
Born in Detroit, he moved to
Sebring in 1991, coming from
Germany..
He was a corrections officer
for the state of Florida and
taught in the criminal justice
program at South Florida
Community College, Avon
Park. He served in the United
States Army from 1970-1992.
He was a member of the Civil
Air Patrol and the Poinciana
Masonic Lodge. He was a
Presbyterian.
Survivors include his wife
Kathy; son Edward II of
Sebring; daughter Faith
Vasquez of Winter Haven;
father and mother, Edward and
Muriel Sicklesteel of Sebring;
sisters, Susan Spratt of Daytona
Beach and Leanne Talbert of
Milwaukee; and one grand-
child.
Memorial service will be at 2
p.m. Thursday at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Chapel in
Sebring.


Obituary policy
All obituaries published
in the News-Sun must come
from or be verified
by a licensed funeral home.


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Gemmer charged with possession of cocaine
News-Sun didn't, and gave consent to Gemmer and field-tested the
SEBRING - While search his car. substance. It showed positive
responding to a suspicious per- On searching the truck, the for cocaine.
son complaint, Highlands deputyfound a clear plastic bag When questioned under
County sheriff's deputies found with a white powdery substance Miranda rights, he alleged he
a man with cocaine on him, and on the console between the two had bought the cocaine an hour


arrested him for possession of
the drug.
Deputies arrested Corey
Michael Gemmer, 20, of
Sebring, Wednesday. Bail was
set at $1,000.
It was 2 a.m., when a deputy
arrived in the area of
Westminster Road in Sebring.
Two people allegedly were sit-
ting on the side of the road in
the dark. One of them exited the
car and walked toward the
house.
Since the deputy could not
find the second person, he
asked for backup. He did find a
suspicious vehicle - a 1996
Honda four-door car - whose
driver told him he was waiting
for a friend, who went inside
one of the houses along the
road.
He couldn't say which one,
but called his friend via cell
phone and asked him to come
out.
Gemmer exited one of the
homes and approached the
deputy.
When asked for identifica-
tion, Gemmer had to go back
inside the house, get his keys,
and unlock his truck to get it.
When asked if he had any
weapons or drugs, he said he


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PHIL ATTINGER/News-Sun
Cpl. Gregory Freimuth, Traffic Homicide Investigator with the
Florida Highway Patrol, (left) waits for a reading Friday from
FHP Cpl. Joseph Franza Jr. on the width of the shoulder on
State Road 64. An alleged drunk driver heading west drifted
onto the shoulder and hit a mother and her 2-year-old son while
they were walking with a friend in the same direction. The son
died Friday morning. The mother is in good condition at Tampa
General Hospital. The driver, Wardon Ellis Bradley, 51, of Zolfo
Springs, was charged with two counts of driving under the influ-
ence resulting in bodily injury. Further charges are pending.


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KEVIN J. SHUTT/News-Sun
Waiting for the police to arrive, Robert Beavis speaks with an emergency medical technician after
his truck hit a car on U.S. 27, just north of Tubbs Road, Sebring. Beavis, of Alabama, said he was
northbound in the center lane when a female driver allegedly slammed on her breaks. Beavis said
he swerved to the left lane to avoid the woman and when he returned to the center lane struck the
car shown, which was driven by Terry Yandle, of Sebring. In the back seat, Yandle's future daugh-
ter-in-law scrambled away from the semi at her door. 'I was looking right at your headlights,' she
told Beavis later. Nobody was injured in the wreck and whether any citations where issue was not
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County judge choices have diverse work backgrounds


By PHIL ATrlNGER
News-Sun
SEBRING ' Within the
next two months, Governor Jeb
Bush will select Highlands
County's new county judge.
Each of the four names has
varied work experience, both
before and during their legal
careers. None have been judges,
yet.
G. Gregory King, chairman
of the 10th Judicial Circuit
Nominating Commission, said
all 10 candidates were excel-
lent, but four stood out.
Candidates must be ready for
the pressures of the job, he said.
Other judges have told him,
"every judge carries a piece of
the reputation of every other
judge."


John Kilcrease
John Thomas Kilcrease, 55,
originally from Plant City, was
admitted to the Florida Bar in
February 1982.
Married with one child, he
attended the University of
Southern Florida (1968-73) and
Mississippi School of Law
(1977-1980). He passed the bar
in Mississippi on Oct. 9, 1'980.
He worked as a laborer at
International Mineral and
Chemical Corporation while
preparing for the bar, He also
worked as an assistant movie
theater manager in St.
Petersburg and as a commercial
artist for three different firms in
Tampa.
Since April 1982, he has
worked as an assistant public


defender for the 10th circuit. He
has argued cases to the llth
Circuit Federal Court of
Appeals and the Supreme Court
of the Untied States.
In June 1989, he received the
Public Defender "Hard Ball"
award for advocacy of a client.
He was on the legal defense
team for Raymond Sanchez,
convicted in 2002 of armed kid-
nappino and second-degree
murder, but also defended
David Erwin Brokowsky, found
not guilty in 1998 of sexual bat-
tery on a person 12 years old or
less.
John Kromholz
John William Kromholz, 40,
was admitted to the Florida Bar
in October 1993. He is married
with three children.


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Director of Public Safety Gerry Geouque and Robert Garcia, of Robert Garcia and Associates
security firm, made sure to announce his arrival and clear the road for the 'Jolly Old Elf.'





Sebring man, veteran will walk


150 miles for disabled sportsmen


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
SEBRING - Sometimes,
walking a mile in a man's shoes
isn't an option,.
Austie Heacock, who under-
stands this, will embark
Wednesday on his second 150-
mile trek to benefit disabled
sportsmen.
"We're trying to introduce
people to the sport who think
that these opportunities no'
longer exist for them when they
become disabled," Heacock
said Friday, discussing the
National Wild Turkey
Federation's outreach -
Wheelin' Sportsmen.
Heacock is director of the
federation's South Florida
region.
Heacock began walking for
exercise a few years ago for his
own health.
"When you're walking six to
10 miles a day, you have time to
think," he said, in a press
release. "I've known people
who've walked to raise aware-


ness for causes they believe in,
so I thought I could do some-
thing like that myself."
Heacock said he'd prefer to
remain anonymous because this
"Walkin' for Sportsmen" event
isn't about him - it's about the
thousands of people who 'took
up hunting, fishing, recreational
shooting, and other outdoors
activities such as golf despite
their apparent disabilities.
Heacock's story, however,
contains a thread that has
woven its way from the shores
of Florida to battlefields half a
world away.
Long-time friend and Army
1st Sgt. Michael Mosier, who
was stationed in Afghanistan in
2003, sent Heacock an
American flag.'
S"(This flag) flew in the face
of our enemy for nine hours, 11
minutes," a certificate accom-
panying the national ensign
said.
Heacock took the flag with
him on his first cross-state
walk, then sent the flag back to


Mosier (who by this time was
stationed in Iraq) with this note,
"(This flag) flew in the face of
freedom for six days."
Mosier, who returned from
Iraq in November,' will join
Heacock on the six-day walk.
They expect to average 25
miles a day. Last year, Heacock
said he covered 33 miles on his
best day and 11 on his worst.
"Ibuprofen is a life saver," he
said. "This is no big deal
though. A 150 years ago, during
the Civil War, they walked 30-
40 miles a day with their packs
and rifles."
Heacock is asking for
pledges, which can be made per
mile or as a total pledge. He
raised $7,700 last year for
Wheelin'.
To contribute or for more
information, call Heacock at
385-1888.
"Last year a paraplegic girl
from Georgia donated, 15
cents," Heacock said. "That
meant more to me than any
$500 contribution."


He attended the University of
Southern Florida (1983-85),
University of Wisconsin in
Milwaukee, (1985-86), Carroll
College (1986-89), and Thomas
M. Cooley Law School (1990-
1992).
He teaches anger manage-
ment twice a week and speaks
Spanish. He's also taken the
Sixty-Plus Elder Law Clinic at
Thomas Cooley.
Before his legal career, he
worked as a registered nurse
and a summer job for Port-O-
Let.
Since August 2000,
Kromholz has been as assistant
state attorney. During that time,
he argued against semitrailer
driver Jean Claude Meus in a
Hardee County traffic homi-
cide case.
During his legal career he has
worked as assistant public
defender for the 13th Judicial
Circuit in Tampa, as a private
attorney in Tampa, and in an
attorney partnership. He argued
before the U.S. Middle District
Court in 1996.
Anthony Ritenhour
Anthony L. Ritenhour, 37
was admitted to the Florida Bar
in April 1985. He is married
with three children.
Originally from Sebring, he
graduated with honors from
South Florida Community
College, 1986-88; Liberty
University, 1988-1991, and
Stetson Law School, 1992-94.


By BILL KACZOR
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE - The
security of the state's new pri-
vately operated personnel sys-
tem is being beefed up after a
complaint that confidential
information on Gov. Jeb Bush,
other top officials and law
enforcement officers had been
compromised.
Department of Management
-Services Secretary Tom Lewis
outlined changes to the People
First system in a memo to Bush,
Cabinet members and other
agency heads Friday. Bush had
pushed for privatizing person-
nel services over. objections
from a union representing state
workers.
An investigation disclosed
employees of Cincinnati-based
Convergys Corp. "have viewed
personal information of senior
level state employees," but it
was unable to confirm any mis-
use of that data, according to a
report by the DMS inspector
general's office.
"While Convergys already
has a comprehensive security
procedure put in place to pro-
tect confidential information,
we still felt that it would be pru-
dent to put additional safe-
guards' in place," said Lee Ann
Korst, DMS deputy secretary
for work force.
The unsigned complaint
from a former Convergys work-
er, made through an attorney
who did not identify his client,'
alleged company employees for
no legitithate reason had repeat-
edly accessed confidential
information in files on Bush,
Attorney General Charlie Crist,'
Chief Financial Officer Tom


He specializes in family law
and estate planning, and once
served as guardian ad litem for
several children in a complicat-
ed divorce. However, he has
had 20 percent of his practice in
trials, 5 percent of them crimi-
nal.
In the fall of 1989, he was a
fifth grade teacher, worked at
Heartland Christian School for
the summer and fall of 1991 as
a counselor.
He also has been a Take
Stock in Children mentor and
received an award on Law Day,
May 1, 2004, for his services as
guardian ad litem. He belongs
to the Christian Legal Society -
and the National Rifle
Association.
In his legal career, Ritenhour
has worked as law clerk at the
Department of Children and
Families and with attorney
William Fletcher, as attorney
for Fletcher, as attorney for
attorney Cliff Ables, and in
partnership with Ables.
He is the attorney for the will
of local attorney Janette L.
Seamans Branham, killed in
Hardee County by her husband,
Mike Branham. Family mem-
bers are in conflict over who
should represent the estate,
while he, a beneficiary, is
charged with murder.
John Roman
John Daniel Roman, 48, was
admitted to the Florida Bar in
April 1984.


Gallagher and others.
Certain Convergys and state
workers must be able to access
sensitive data to properly serve
state employees, Lewis wrote.
The report also showed home
addresses, Social Security num-
bers, direct deposit information
and other confidential material
could be accessed, printed" and
e-mailed and that' the system
lacked any way to track who
had viewed it.
-What the investigation found'
were "not necessarily weak-
nesses," Korst said. "I would


Single, he graduated with
honors from University of New
Haven, Conn., in 1979. He
attended Richmond College in
London, England, in the spring
of 1978 and Florida State
University (1979-1983).
He has worked for The Coca-
Cola Company in Waterbury,
Conn.
He is currently chief assistant
statewide prosecutor in Tampa.
He has been an assistant
statewide prosecutor since
September 2000.
In his legal career, he has
been assistant state attorney for
the 16th Judicial Circuit and the
10th Judicial Circuit, and chief
assistant public defender.
He was defense attorney in
the case against Calvin Dion
Watson, found guilty of murder
in 2004. Genetic evidence
played a major role as evidence
in that case.
As 'chief assistant statewide
prosecutor, he assisted in a
wiretap case that helped bust a
ring of manufacture and sale of
"date-rape" drugs between
Clearwater and Orlando.
He attended the identity theft
conference ni November 2005
in Manatee County. He is for-
mer chair of the Florida Bar
Agriculture Committee and
served on the Rules of Judicial
Administration Committee.
He is a member of the
Masons, rotary International
serves with the Boy Scouts of
America.


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improvement."
That includes an automated
tracking system of who access-
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doni computer audits to make
sure sensitive data has not been
downloaded or retained.
Also, access to confidential
information will be limited to
those who must have it to do
their jobs and state employees
will be asked to verify their
identities through non-sensitive
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New York Children's Vocal Ens(nble

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Special to the News-Sun
Ranging in ages from 5-17
years old, and now in its sev-
enth year, the New York
Children's Vocal Ensemble has
already appeared in a world-
wide satellite program based at
the Manhattan Center Studios.
They have been invited to do
a musical worship service at the
World Headquarters of the
Seventh-day .Adventists in
Maryland; invited to sing in a
local TV program in Port Jervis,
N.Y.; participated in communi-
ty programs like the "Cancer
Survivors' Day" sponsored by
Albert Einstein Hospital in New
York; invited to sing in several
music festivals; presented mini-
musicals and concerts; toured in
the eastern states and Midwest;
and continuously been invited
by different organizations to
sing in different venues in New
York, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania.
This week, the ensemble, is
performing around Highlands
County.
At 3 p.m. Monday, the
ensemble will perform at the
Reflections on Silver Lake
clubhouse, At noon Tuesday,
they will be at the Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center. At 2 p.m, the group will
perform at the Tanglewood
clubhouse and at .6:30 p.m. at
the Tropical Harbor clubhouse.
At noon Wednesday, they will
perform at Florida Hospital
Lake Placid.
They will also be doing pri-
vate caroling in various
Highlands County homes
Monday and Tuesday nights.
Their repertoire includes
classical, classics, folk. moral
and nature 'songs classical and
contemporary sacred "music,
and spirituals. One rare signa-
ture of this group is that, aside
from singing as an ensemble,
each of the members can sing
solo.
This year, five of the ensem-
ble's concerts were dedicated
for a cause, including the
orphans left bN the tsunami vic-
- tims. They recently partiLipated
in the fund-raising campaign
for the Katrina victims through


a "Concert at the Park" in
Washington Square in
Manhattan sponsored by the
American Red Cross and
ADRA.
Earlier this year, some of the
members were selected as casts
in a musical "The Junglebook"
in the well-visited Longwood
Gardens in Pennsylvania. The
ensemble is under the direction
of a New York- and New
Jersey-based pianist Casmelyn
Quicoy.
From her humble beginnings
in the Philippine Islands to
studies in New York with the
distinguished pedagogues Don
Alexandre Fedre and Solomon
Mikowsky, Quicoy has had a
steady invitation to teach, pro-'
cession of honors and perform-
ances, and commission to write
songs.
She finished her master of
music and bachelor of music in
piano. performance, minor in
voice from the University of the
Philippines and Silliman
University respectively. While
attending school, she taught at
both universities, was a guest
lecturer at Mountain View
College and a visiting instructor
at the Adventist University of
the Philippines. Two years after
she first came to the states,
Quicoy finished another master
of music in piano performance
at the Manhattan School of
Music, New York.
In .her native country,
Quicoy has graciously been a
recipient of numerous awards,
among which are: Ten
Outstanding Students of the
Philippines, awarded by the
Department of Education and
RFM Corporation, Musarfound
Excellence Award at the
University of the Philippipes,
Ten Outstanding Students of
Silliman University, Ten
Outstanding Students of
Dumaguete City, Outstanding
Talent Award at the Silliman
University, Ruth Buot-Yandell
Scholarship, and a consistent
University Honor and Scholar
in both universities.
She -,ent on to wjn the top
prize in the University of the-
Philippines Piano Competition,


and for three consecutive years,
a first prize winner of Silliman
University's Songwriting
Competition. She had also per-
formed for the ambassadors of
.the world for Philippines, and
been featured in a concert at the
Cultural Center of the
Philippines.
In the Far East, Quicoy was
selected to perform with the
Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) Youth
Symphony Orchestra; appeared
with the Manila Youth
Symphony Orchestra, UP
Symphonic Band, Silliman
University Symphonic Band,
and the Philippine Madrigal
Singers on the 4th World Choir
Festival at the Sydney Opera
House, Australia.
Shortly after her arrival in
the United States, Quicoy has
been invited to do lecture-
recitals, solo and collaborated
concerts in the different venues
in the Eastern and Midwestern
states, California and Canada.
She performed the world pre-
miere of a chamber work by
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Leonard Bernstein) in New
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Manhattan Center Studios, and
the 3ABN. For the past two
summers, she was invited to do
a concert and master' class for
the. Centennial Celebration of'
Silliman University, and partic-
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Festival in Salzburg and
Mondsee, Austria.
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S.D.A. Church, pianist-director
of the New York Children's
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Highlands County Commission Agenda


December 27, 2005
1. Meeting called to order
2. Invocation and Pledge ol
Allegiance
3. Announcements
* County offices will be
closed in. observance of the
New Year's holiday on Jan. 2
* No meeting notices were
received by the agenda deadline
for the week of Dec. 27
through Jan. 2
4. Consent agenda
A. Request approval to pay
all duly authorized bills and
employee benefits Dec. 27
B. Request approval of a
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Leroy Small Jr., and Tracy
Small
C. Request approval of a
Satisfaction of Mortgage(s) for
Felicia Matthews, Sue Ellen
Brown, Beth and Edward
Baldwin, and John and
Claudette Van Deusen
D. Request approval of a
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
James Moore Jr.
E. Request approval of a,
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Harold Palmer
F. Request to approve a cred-


it of $3,335.05 for the
Heartland Library Cooperative
for the time worked by HLC
staff during the hurricanes
G. Request approval of a
Satisfaction of Lien for Case
CE 04080044, 3724 .Howard
Ave., Sebring
H. Request approval to
declare a Nuisance, Case
05060064, 2241 W. Snell Rd..,
Avon Park
I. Request approval to
declare a Nuisance, Case # CE
05060167, 14 Recreation
Drive, Venus
J. Request approval to
declare a Nuisance, Case CE
05070131, 108 Cochran Drive,
Lake Placid
K. -Request to approve a
Preliminary Engineering
Agreement from South Central
Florida.Express Inc. in order to
begin engineering work to relo-
cate tracks for Sebring Parkway
Phase II
L. Request to accept into the
record the Court-related Funds
Revenue and Expenditures
M. Request approval to write
off bad debt for G&S


Enterprises
N. Request approval to write
off bad debt for CAT Recycling
0. Request approval to
amend the Contract with
Paradigm Software, L.L.C. for
scalehouse automation
5. Public hearings:
* To consider adoption of a
resolution to vacate that portion
of Tulsa Road lying between
the westerly right-of-way line
of Wilson Ave. now known as
Kemper Ave. and easterly right-
of-way line, of Cleveland
Avenue and lying north of Lots
13 and 14, Block 47, Placid
Lakes, Section 5, as per plat
recorded in Plat Book 7, Page
65, of the public records of
Highlands County.
* To consider adoption of a
resolution to vacate the souther-
ly 15 foot of Lot 3, Block Q,
Spring Lake Village VIII, as per
plat recorded in Plat Book 15
Page 25 and the southerly 15
foot of Lot 1, Block F, Spring
Lake Village VIII, as per plat
recorded in Plat Book 11, Page
8 of the public records of
Highlands County.
* To consider adoption of a
resolution to vacate an ease-
ment being the east 10 feet of


Lot 44 and the west 10 of Lot
43, Block 143, a revision of a
resubdivision of a portion of
Placid Lakes Section Eleven,
according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book
8, Page 77, of the pubic records
of Highlands County.
* To consider adoption of a
resolution to vacate the souther-
ly 10 feet of Lot 4, Block 90,
less the westerly 10 feet there-
of; the northerly and southerly
10 feet of Lot 5, Block 90, less
the westerly 10 feet thereof; the
north 10 feet of Lot 6, Block 90,
less the westerly 10 feet there-
of; the southerly 10 feet of Lot
3, Block 89, less the easterly 10
feet thereof; the northerly and
southerly 10 feet of Lot 2,
Block 89, less the easterly 10
feet thereof; and the north 10
feet of Lot 1, Block 89, less the
easterly 10 feet thereof, all in
Placid Lakes, section nineteen,
according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
14, of the pubic records of
Highlands County.
* To request a Notice of Lien


on CE 05050177, 456 Valencia
Drive, Sebring.
* To request a Notice of Lien
on CE 05050001, 3106
Meridian Ave., Lake Placid. .
* To request a Notice of Lien
on CE 04080110, 4609 Elm
Ave., Sebring
* An ordinance of the
Highlands county Board of
County Commissioners repeal-
ing sections 2-71 and 2-72 and
Article V of Chapter 2 of the
Code of Ordinances, Highlands
County; amending Chapter 2 of
the Code of Ordinances,
Highlands County, by adding
thereto a new Article XI provid-
ing for code enforcement;
amending Section 5.6-110 of
the Code of Ordinances,
Highlands County, providing
for enforcement and penalties;
amending Section 6-32 of the
Code of Ordinances, Highlands
County, by adding thereto a
new subsection (12) providing
for enforcement; repealing
Sections 7-22, 7-23 and 7-24 of
the Code of Ordinances,
Highlands County; repealing


Subsections (b) and (c) of
Section 7-123 of the Code of
Ordinances, Highlands County;
providing for severability; pro-
viding for conflict; providing
for an effective date; and pro-
viding for inclusion in code.

* One (1) zoning change and
a public hearing of the ORC
( Ob j e c t i o n s ,
Recommendations, and
Comments) of the 2nd Round
of "2005" large scale amend-
ments are on the Board of
County Commissioners agenda
for Dec. 27. The zoning change
agenda items were heard by the
planning and zoning commis-
sion and the local planning
agency on Dec. 13
6. Action
A. Jennifer Donze and Jackie
Bailey: Request approval to
loan the Highlands Soil and
Water Conservation District
$13,000 to be repaid with grant
money from South Florida
Water Management District
7. Citizens no on agenda
8. Adjourn


HUD funds six-county homeless consortium


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING - The
Department of Housing and
Urban Development has decid-
ed to recognize Florida's
Heartland Rural Consortium for
the Homeless Inc.
Highlands County Housing
Coordinator Penny Phillippi
announced Wednesday that the
federal agency has sent
$284,960 to the group.
Of those funds, $42,000 will
help provide the Highlands
County Homeless Coalition's
Homeless Management
Information System with com-
puters and Internet connections.
They still need staff and techni-
cal assistance so Highlands,
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry and Okeechobee coun-
ties can network their programs
to provide better regional serv-
ice.
The consortium was able to
purchase software for the sys-
tem last year. When the system
is up and running, Phillippi
hopes to get a better, real-time
survey of the homeless, which
could help the area gather more


funding for help. consortium can identify the
One problem is a shortage of homeless and find out what is
shelters for homeless in the six- missing in their lives that would
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Red Hat group
meets Jan. 9
SEBRING - The Queens
in Abundance of South
Central Florida Red Hatters
will meet and have lunch at
Dot's Restaurant in the meet-
ing room at 11:30 a.m. Jan.
9.
"Christmas in January" is
the theme. Everyone will
order from the menu. Each
person is asked to bring a $1
or $2 wrapped gift to the
meeting.
Make reservations to
Becky Williams by Jan. 2.
She can be contacted by
phone at 465-0161 or e-mail
at beckshel@strato.net.

Reflections
planning New
Year's Eve
dance
AVON PARK -
Reflections on Silver Lake
mobile home community
will have a New Year's Eve
dance Saturday.
Ken McWilliams will pro-
vide the music. Tickets are
on sale at the park's recre-
ation hall from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ticket price is $17.50 per
person.
For more information,
contact Denise Smith at 452-
5037.

Terranovus.net
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SEBRING -
Terranovus.net Inc.
Conference & Learning
Center is providing another
free seminar on safety and
security on the Internet at 3
p.m. Thursday.
For more details, call 471-
1183, ext. 210.

Craft, art
being classes
offered
SEBRING - Nana's
S'Prizes is offering new
classes for January.
Come and have some fun
and learn something new.
Classes to be offered are as
follows:
* Beginner basics will be
taught at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday,,
Jan. 3. A person can learn to
paint even if they can not
draw.
* Make heritage album
pages for the family at 9:30
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Bring
family pictures.
* Painting on glass will
be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan.
13. The class will be using
enamel paints.
* Painting on paper crafts
will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 21. The class will use
paper paints for scrapbook-
ing pages and gift cards and
bags.
* Heritage albums will be
done at 1:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 21. Bring pictures of
grandparents, parents, etc.
All classes will be at the
Alligator Antique Mall, 2651


U.S. 27 S., Sebring.
For details about these
classes or to schedule an
evening class or In Home Art
Parties, call Judy Nicewicz at
273-1339.

Tickets on sale
for New Year's
Eve Party
SEBRING - The Sebring
Eagles Club is hosting a big
New Year's Eve party
Saturday.
Fingerfoods will be served
at 8 p.m. Buffet dinner will
be served at 9 p.m. Music for
dancing by the Twilites starts
at 8 p.m. There will be party
favors and champagne toast
at midnight.
Tickets are on sale at the
bar for $15 per person, $30
per couple. For details, call
655-4007.

Legion plans
New Year's
celebration
LAKE PLACID - The '
American Legion Post 25
will celebrate the new year at
8 p.m. Saturday at the post
home, 1490 U.S. 27 North.
Music and karaoke will be
provided by Perry and Peg
starting at 9 p.m. There is no
cover charge, just bring ar
covered dish and enjoy the
evening with friends and fel-
low Legionnaires.

Blood drive
scheduled
SEBRING - Jim's
Pistolarrow will be hosting a
blood drive from 3:30-6:30
p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5. One
donation will save three
lives.

Cormorant
Point hosts
annual meeting
SEBRING - The
Cormorant Point.
Homeowners Association
will have its annual meeting
at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at
the Emmanuel United
Church of Christ, 3115 Hope
St. (off Hammock Road).
Election of two board of
directors will be on the agen-
da. Members are urged to
attend.

Concert band
releases
schedule
AVON PARK - The
South Florida Community
College Highlands County
Concert Band's schedule for
this winter season has been
released.
Music will range from
sousa to great overtures,
showtunes, features and nov-
elty selections. All concerts
will be in the SFCC
Auditorium at
7:30 p.m. Dates are Jan. 9,
Feb. 6 and March 13.
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SEBRING - Early Learnifig
Coalition . of Florida's
Heartland-Committee meetings
for January are as follows:
* Coalition Quality
Committee meets at noon Jan. 3
at South Florida Community
College DeSoto campus.
* Administrative Committee
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DeSoto campus.
W Highlands Advisory
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11 in the Highlands office.
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Committee meets at 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 11 in Port Charlotte office
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Charlotte office.
* Hardee Advisory
Committee meets at 11 a.m.
Jan. 12 in Hardee office.
* Finance Committee meets
at 11 a.m. Jan. 13 in Port
Charlotte office.
The Early Learning Coalition
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18.
Early Learning Coalition of
Florida's Heartland meetings
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NE Turner Ave., Arcadia.
* Early Learning Coalition
of Florida's Heartland -
Highlands office, 209 N.
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring.
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of Florida's Heartland - Port
Charlotte office, 3028 Caring
Way, Suite 4, Port Charlotte.
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Wrede's Wildlife announces move


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Special to the News-Sun crashes.
TALLAHASSEE - As in the past. Knight
Holiday drivers are asked has suspended office opera-
to take extra caution on dons for all sworn person-
Florida's roads. nel, effective at the close of
Not only has the Florida the workday on both
Highway Patrol already Thursday. All sworn troop-
begun zero tolerance of ers normally assigned to
driving under the influence, administrative duties will
speeding, aggressive driv- patrol interstate highways.
ing and other hazardous major state roads, and
violations, drivers best gift Florida's turnpike through-
to others is to arrive safely. out both holiday periods.
Col. Chris Knight. direc- FHP will expand
tor of the Florida Highway enforcement operations
Patrol, and all troopers are during the Christmas and
also urging motorists to be New Year holidays to iden-
mindful and considerate of tify and arrest impaired
pedestrians and bicyclists drivers as part of Florida's
who are walking and riding "You Drink and Drive. You
within the public right-of- Lose." DUI enforcement
way. crackdown.
Highlands County. sadly That effort began
had one traffic fatality Saturday, Dec. 10, and ends
before the Christmas holi- Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006.
day even started. It � Motorisis are urged to
involved both driving contact the FHP or local
under the influence and law enforcement when they
pedestrians. see an impaired, aggres-
This year's Christmas sive, or dangerous driver by
holiday period ends at mid- dialing *FHP '3-417 from a
night Monday. The New cellular phone.
Year holiday will run from Callers can remain
12:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. anonymous. Motorists who
31. and end at midnight, experience car trouble and
Monday. Jan. 2. 2006. are in need of assistance are
Last year, 33 persons also encouraged to use
were killed in 32 traffic *FHP.
crashes during the 72-hour Florida drivers can also
Christmas holiday period, call 511 for the latest
During the 72-hour New updates on traffic jams,
Year holiday. 38 people road construction, lane clo-
were killed in 36 traffic sures, and severe weather.


By ELAINE SEDLOCK
News-Sun
SEBRING - Wrede's
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center,
Inc. has been serving Highlands
County's (as well as six other
surrounding counties'), injured
or confiscated animals for over
20 years, taking them in and
rehabilitating them to release
back into the wilderness.
Located on Wilderness Trail
in Sebring, the center has
helped thousands of animals
since 1989. Karen Wrede said,
"On average we have helped
800 animals per year."
Not only have they helped
and/or saved these roughly
16,000 animals since starting
their rehabilitation efforts, but
have offered the community
many educational opportuni-
ties, which, according to
founders Karen and David
Wrede and their staff,
Highlands County has not taken
advantage of to the degree that
they had hoped. Due to this lack
of interest, combined with a
shortage of needed support
here, they are moving their cen-
ter to the Ocala area.
"We've asked for help for a
long time," said Wrede's
daughter Helen Borem, who
has been helping at the center
since the very beginning, "and
have had no support from
Highlands County except from
the Sebring Rotary, some Boy
Scout troops, Wal-mart, Kash 'n
Karry, Avon Park Bingo, and
the Lake Placid Audubon
Society - and if it weren't for
that we'd never have lasted this
long."
While grateful for the dona-
tions and monetary contribu-
tions they've received from this
area, the Wredes and their staff
said that what they've been
lacking here has been an ade-
quate number of volunteers.
"We have asked for volunteers
and donations to help keep this
going," Karen said. "These ani-
mals aren't ours - they belong


to everybody. But if it weren't
for community service workers
we wouldn't have any help."
The main reason, however,
for changing locations is, as
Carol Holland (who came here
from Ocala with her husband
Carl three years ago to help
out), said, "It is time to grow -
not so much in a rehabilitation
way, but in an educational
way." Carol also pointed out
that a lot of the programs the
Wredes have been doing were
actually north of 1-4.
While in Sebring they have
done programs at Avon
Elementary School and Sebring
Middle School, and have set up
for the Lake Placid Arts and
Crafts show, the Highlands
County fair, the Caladium
Festival, and the Heartland
Riders Association's annual
"Ride for the Heartland" event
(which Karen said they will be
back for every year).
But schools are not bringing
.students on field trips, and in
spite of many offers, the com-
munity has simply not shown


enough interest in the educa-
tional value the Wredes would
have liked to share with to the
public.
The Ocala area, on the other
hand, has already demonstrated
a lot of interest, appreciation,
and support for them. There
new location has at least two
veterinary schools which will
offer endless opportunities for
the center, as well as several
elementary schools; the
University of Florida; and Santa
Fe Community College - all
of which have expressed an
interest in Wrede's Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center. Also,
according to Holland, "The
Ocala National Forest was
extremely happy to have them
coming." She said the welcome
they are getting is because the
Wrede's "reputation for work-
ing with animals in the animals'
best interest proceeds them."
Though leaving the area,
with the help of Teri Dosil and
her mother, Barbara Hartzog,
Highlands County, residents
will , still have. some' place: to


take animals in need.
They have been building
cages and preparing Dosil's
property in Lorida to be used as
a sub-center for injured and/or
abandoned animals. Though not
open to the public for exhibit,
the animals received by Dosil
will be evaluated by a veterinar-
ian and placed either at the
Wredes' new center or another
facility, as deemed appropriate.
The Wredes will miss this
area and the people here, but
will be of greater assistance to
the public where they are going.
Instead of serving seven coun-
ties, they will be serving 12.
Contributions are still needed
and much appreciated and can
be made payable to Wrede's
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center,
and sent in care of Teri Dosil at
2409 Homestretch Ave., Lorida,
FL 33857.
At present, the Wredes are
still accepting animals at their
Sebring location for an indefi-
nite amount of time and can be
reached at 385-2770 and Dosil
at (863) 235-0418.


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165 B.C., and how the one-day
supply of oil they found after-
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eight days. k
Case said couples raising
their children Jewish tend to be
especially opposed to
"Chrismukkah," a blended cele-
bration popularized by the
interfaith family at the center of
the Fox drama "The O.C."
"When you mush the holi-
days together, it eliminates the
history, tradition and integrity
of each holiday," he said. "If
you're trying to raise them with
one religion, it's confusing."
Judy Cohen agrees. She was
*raised Catholic and became a.
Quaker while her husband is
Jewish.
The couple's three daughters
attend synagogue with their
father, but they celebrate
-Christmas at their West Orange,
N.J., home, emphasizing that
it's a tradition "for Mom." Judy
Cohen tries to avoid any over-
lap in the decorations for each
holiday.
"They saw this distinction,"
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Tana Senn, who is Jewish
and married to Kevin Flaherty,
a Christian, also tries to keep
the holidays separate. She and
Flaherty celebrate Hanukkah at
their Seattle-area home and
Christmas with Flaherty's par-
ents in Pennsylvania.
But this year, when Senn and
her family board their cross-
country flight, she will be car-
rying a "traveling Hanukkah
kit" - a tin box, with a meno-
rah, candles, a dreidl and gelt,


or chocolate coins - and plans
to light the candles each night
with her husband's family.
Senn, a board member of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Seattle, said her son, a toddler,
is starting to grasp the distinc-
tion between the holidays, and
understands that he celebrates
Hanukkah, even if his other rel-
atives don't.
"He said to his grandparents,
'Santa Claus doesn't come to
our house. We light the meno-
rah,"' Senn said.


ELAINE SEDLOCK/News-Sun
David and Karen Wrede of Wrede's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, along with rescued bald eagle
Thunder, bid Highlands County farewell after 20 years.


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Sunset ...... 5:41 p.m.
Moonrise .. 1:40 a.m.
Moonset .... 1:20 p.m.
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Sunset ...... 5:42 p.m.
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Low Wednesday ....... ......... 44 Low ........................... 3:38 a.m.
High Thursday .................. 63 High ............... 8:49 p.m.
Low Thursday ...... .............. 39 Low ............................ 2:32 p.m.
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Wednesday ........................ 0.00" High ....................... 3:25 p.m.
Thursday ............................ 0.00" Low .............................. 9:44 p.m .
Friday ................ 0.00" Lake Levels


Month to date ................... 0.24"
Year to date ................... 57.56"
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Wednesday ..................... 30.23
Thursday ......................... 30.29


Lake Jackson ............... 80.38'
Lake Okeechobee ......... 15.84'
Norm al ........................... 14.51'


Florida cities


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City Hi Lo W
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Ft. Laud. Bch 80 55 sh
Fort Myers 73 53 sh
Gainesvile 63 4 I I
Home ..rd : FB 80 57 sh
Jacksonville 65 41 t
KeyWestl 76 65 sh
Miami 80 55 sh
Orlando -'i J- tt
Pensacola 59 39 pc
Sarasola 68 53 t
Tallahassee 60 34 I
Tampa i '- " I
W. Palm Bch 79 54 sh


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72 61 s
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66 43 s
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66 49 s
68 50 i
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Ailania
Baltimore
Birmingham
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Cheyenne
Chicago
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Denver
Deurod
Harristurig


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49 35 sh
49 40 r
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42 33 r
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Housion
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Lexnglon
Little Rock
Los Angeles
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Memphis
Miami
Minneapolis
Nash .lie


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68 44 s
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65 41 t
45 32 p.:
46 33 r
52 34 pc
68 53 pc
44 35 .r,
47 35 pc
80 55 sh
38 24 pc
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76 52 s
42 29 pc
60 37 s
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43 31 pc
60 40 s
64 50 r
43 34 pc
52 41 s
73 53 s
36 24 pc
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67 45 s


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43 35 sh
66 43 s
54 36 pc
54 39 c
68 50 pc
68 50 s
51 41 c
65 47 pc
72 56 s
36 20 pc
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rortolk. 59 44 r
Oklahoma City 58 39 s
Philadelphia' 49 40 r
Pnaer,,x 80 52 s
Pillsburgr. 44 32 r
Portland 40 34 c
Raleigh 56 39 r
Ro.;hEstier 42 32 r
St Louis 39 31 si
San Francisco 60 52 t
Seattle 54 44 r
Tampa �6 52 i
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Berlin
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Jerusalem
Kiev


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44 30 p
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50 41 r
29 27 s


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Nie 55 41 pc
, Otrawa 33 ' sn
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pc Sydney 83 66 s
pC Toior.o', 38 27 sn
r Vancouver 51 40 r
sf Winnipeg 35 19 c


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NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.


TOFFIN IT
WITH TUFFLEY
Christopher Tuffley

The challenge

of Christmas

It is Dec 25, both Christmas
-and the first day of Hanukkah.
Kwanzaa begins Monday
and the first day of the new
.year is just a week away.
'Happy holidays to everyone.
I While not everyone in
:Highlands County is a
Christian, and not all
Christians celebrate Christmas,
for those of us who do, it is a
special time.
Focused as it is on the birth
;of a child, Christmas is a holi-
?day of joy and celebration,
*hope and anticipation. It is
,about love, peace and compas-
sion. But most of all, it's about
Children.
No wonder we so often
1 v, ish the goodwill of the sea-
son would last all year
through.
r No wonder we so respect
those Christian clergymen who
work to keep the spirit of
,Christmas alive all year.
But it is respect hard won,
'because becoming a pastor
!means taking on a daunting
challenge.
I learned this because Doug
Pareti, the senior pastor at
Memorial United Methodist
Church of Lake Placid, and his
wife, staff and parishioners,
were kind enough to let me
shadow him Wednesday morn-
*ing, as he went about his busi-
ness.
Just for starters consider this
- becoming the pastor of a
church is like becoming the
See CHRISTlLMAS, page 16A


... -- Minister


Reflecting inward, reaching outward


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - Doug
Pareti, who is the senior pastor ,
at Memorial United Methodist '" . ,...
Church at 500 Kent Ave., began .
his professional career as a civil
engineer.
Born in New Jersey, he had
moved as a young child with his
parents to Bradenton. He got his
engineering degree from
Florida State University.
But as he advanced in his
career, finally starting a compa-
ny of his own, he also volun- -.
teered time with his church,
especially Working with teen-
agers.
As time passed, Pareti found . :
his day job interfering with his
church work. He.began to think
and pray about his position. The
pivotal moment came when he
was unable to attend a retreat he ..
had organized.
What God showed him,
Pareti said, was that the time
had come to reverse his priori-
ties.
So he returned to school and
went to Emory University in
Atlanta, earning a master's Pastor Doug Pareti (left) confers
degree in divinity. United Methodist Church. Burnet
Then came years of service at minute decisions had to be made:
churches all over Florida. congregation take hands at the cal
Methodist ministers are the Christmas service?
assigned to their churches by a
bishop, Pareti explained. He
said that until recently, no one years later it had 31 members
had a say in their assignment, or and was called Lake Placid
when they would be trans- Methodist Church.
ferred. But now that tradition From 1949 to 1962 the
was changing. "The bishop church was located at the cur-
really does listen," Pareti said. rent site of the Lake Placid
He added he was in his second Christian School on Interlake
year at Memorial and hoped he Boulevard. The church and
could,stay there for a long time school are related.
to come. The present day church at
Memorial United Methodist---Kent Avenue has a membership.
was organized in 1922. Five of almost 600. Attendance aver-


Photos by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/News-Sun
with Claude Burnett the musical and youth director at Memorial
t remained on key with less than a week before Christmas. Last
How many banners should be carried in the procession? Would the
11 to worship? Were there enough acolytes still in town to serve during


ages 450 people a service.
Memorial and its congrega-
tion act as the hub for a large
wheel of widely varying out-
reach ministries.
Pareti-explained this kind of
commitment is a part of the
Methodist tradition.
Homes on the street leading
to the church have been bought
hto house some of-.those inin-.
istries.


For example, Manna
Ministries provides immediate
practical help should a family
be burned out of their home, or
evicted. Groceries, clothing,
pots and pans, baby things,
everything a family might need
to replace in a time of emer-
gency is there.
Manna Ministries serves
e.eCe',.-'nI i'e.iidle-'. of: ace;
color or creed, said its director


Doug Pareti, the senior pastor at
Memorial United Methodist
Church in Lake Placid, started
his career as a civil engineer.
But after working as a church,
volunteer with teenagers, he
found his secular work getting
in the way of his spiritual work,
so he went back to school,
earned a master's degree in
divinity and has been a church
pastor ever since.

Thelma Becker. Like her co-
workers, Becker is a volunteer.
"We couldn't do the work we
do if it weren't for our volun-
teers,"' Pareti said. "One hun-
dred percent of what you see is
because of volunteer effort. A
lot of churches are inner orient-
ed, not this one."
According to the
Occupational Information
Network, 0 Net .Online, the
average clergyman, nationwide,
earns about $16.80 an hour, or
$34,930 a year. A bachelor
degree is typically required, but
some associate degrees also are
available,.
The telephone nttlnber for
Memorial -United Methodist
Church is 465-2422.


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10,984.46 10,000.46 Dow Jones Industrials 10,883.27 -6.17 -6.17 +.93 +7.68
4,282.31 3,348.36 Dow Jones Transportation 4,266.75 +16.14 +16.14 +12.34 +124.26
323A Dow Jones Utilities +.77 +,77 +22.90 -6.17
j 667 6,902.�l NYSE Composite �41 CO.) +8.13 +8.13 +8.16 +27.90
F, . X) 5,687.0 US 100 6,179.20 +2.14 +2.14 +3.03 +20.02
11,000,05 7,595.74 NYSE Energy 10,244.51 -11.49 -11.49 +29.11 32.21
8,101.04 6,884.04 NYSE Finance 8,098.50 +12.58 +lZ58 +8,07 +50.69
6,576.33 5,875.07 NYSE Healthcare 6,548.62 +5.15 +5.15 +7,02 +97.42
1,778.74 1,186.14 AMEX Index 1,758.77 -6.93 -6.93 +22.62 -2.21
369.27 286.17 AMEX Industrials 363.94 -2.21 -2.21 +22.82 -5.33
2,278.16 1.889.83 Nasdaq Composite 2.249.42 +2.93 +2.93 +3.40 -3.06
1,275.80 1,136.15 S&P 500 1,268.66 +54 +54 +4.68 +1.34
752.00 623.57 S&P MidCap 748.48 +2.49 +2.49 +12.84 +6.32
693.63 570.03 Russell 2000 686.44 +2.36 +2.36 +5.35 +3.35
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15,508.57 13,320.53 Honk Kong Index +1.05 +1.05 +153.77 +1.02 +1.02
1,176.86 941.28 Madrid +2.67 +2.67 +14.19 +1.24 424
18,054.03 11,739.99 Mexico +33.37 +33.37 +64.68 +.36 +.36
16,010.17 10,770.58 Nikkei 225 -16.20 -16.20 +768.30 +5.06 +5.06
1,359.53 870.84 Milan +8.66 +8.66 +38.49 +2.91 +2.91
2,3T7.13 2,050.99 Singapore +41.63 +4.63 +2.76 +.12 +.12
4,670.80 3,905.50 Sydney +22.00 +22.00 +26.80 +.58 +.58
6,512.63 5,632.97 Taipei +95.43 +95.43 +161.94 +2.55 +2.55
11,255.39 9,006.22 Toronto -10.02 -10.02 +108.79 +.98 +.98
7,611.96 5,640.80 Zurich -17.39 -17.39 +6.81 +.09 +.09
3,468.24 2,900.77 'New Zealand +6.46 +6.46 +34.21 +1.04 +1.64
26,912.00 23,199.00 Milan -22.00 -22.00 +277.00 +1.04 +1.04
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Name High Low Last Chg. Name High Low Last_. Chg.
ORANGE JUICE SOYBEANS-MINI
15,000 lbs, cents per lb. 1,000 bu mininnurn- cents per bushel
Jan 06 127.50 123.60 124.15 -3.40 Jan 06 615 594o 613 +20fl
Mar 06 129.00 125.50 126.10 -3.20 Mar 06 628o 605 625 +22o
May 06 129.70 126.50 127.10 -3.20 May 06 -635 615 6340 +23fl
Fri's sales 25543 Fri's sales 14726
Fri's open int 37371, off 294 Fri's open int 11266, up 475
CATTLE CORN
40,000 lbs, cents per lb. 5,000 bu mininnurn- cents per bushel
Dec 05 97.12 94.35 94.80 -.72 Mar 06 2140 206o 214 +6o
Feb 06 97.40 95.30 95.72 -1.35 May 06 223 216 222fl +6o
Apr 06 95.15 93.50 93.92 -.78 Jul 06 231 224fl 230H +5o
Fri's sales 139977 Fri's sales 462581
Fri's open int 195026, off 5422 Fri's open int 771474, off 4583
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50,000 lbs, cents per lb. 37,500 lbs, cents per lb.
Jan 06 115.30 113.35 114.07 25 Mar 06 103.75 97.70 102.60 +4.75
Mar06 115.00 113.10 113.42 -.43 May,06 105.70 100.40 104.75 +4.60
Apr06 114.70 112.75 113.15 -.12 JuI06 107.50 102.80 106.45 +4.50
Fri's sales 26360 Fri's sales 55391
Fri's open int 31696, up 237 Fri's open int 81781, off 743
LUMBER SUGAR-WORLD 11
110,000 bd. ft, $ per 1,000 bd. ft. 112,000 lbs, cents per lb.
Jan 06 357.5 332.7 354.2 +14.7 Mar 06 14.89 14.06 14.63 +.43
Mar 06 370.7 348.0 363.1 +9.5 May 06 14.95 14.20 14.71 +.44
May 06 360.1 343.1 354.3 +8.7 Jul 06 14.3Ei 13.75 14.20 +.40,
Fri's sales 3546 Fri's sales 248490
Fri's open int 5427, up 366 Fri's open int 531712, up 9459


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Amb !%Fb % Price' Pumh
EVNN 2,623 +21.6 +12.10 7720 7720
EmWAdrn rix 2,441 +23.6 +12M 34.74 34.74
50OAdd n 38,091 +14.2 +6.70 117.40 117.40
GNMAAdmnlOXB 4.4 +3.50 103D 10.30
GmkrAdm Z157 +152 +7.90 53.44 53.44
M AM rix2,D65 +12.4 +7.6D 28.04 28.04
HU&re n 8,532 +17.4 +18.40 59.74 59.74
IfiYIdCp n 3,819 +9A +2.70 6.16 6.16
Hiffaft n 3,188 +5A A.30 10.78 10.78
InRUAdm n Z019 +4.6 +3.40 120 12.64
1TBwdMN 2,840 +4.6 +IS 1037 10.37
ITsryAdrrJ n 2,12D +3.1 +2,30 109 104%
NGrAdrrJ Z441 +23.1 +17.70 69M 69.35
ITAdrrd n 8,097 43.5 +2.20 1331 1331
ITCak" 2,513 4.7 +2.10 9.79, 9.79
UdTmAdm 4,494 +2.0 +120 10.71 10-71
MCpW nx 2,789 +22.6 +16.40 80.95 80.95
PmCap rx 7,361 +2Db +10.70 680 68.62
STBdMd n 2,284 +2.3 A.40 9.93 9,93
SNTmiAdm Z9D2 +1.5 +1.70 15.53 15.53
ST1GrAdrn 6,7750 41 +2.40 10.52 ID.52
SrNCpAdrNW=+23.4 481) 28-93 281%
T*C* r Z347 +163 +9.5D 61.62 61.62
RBdMdn 4,%5 +3.8 +2.40 10.06 10.06
TOMW W0223 +16.1 410 3DJ7 3D.47
WdW.drnn 4M +72 +4.10 5128 5128
WekiA&nnI2,V +13.1 +820 55.07 55117
WmdwAdrnn7,876 +17.8 +7.40 51141 51161
IffidsdOn 12.518 +IU +8M 56.32 56.32
Vanguard Fds:
AMA n 9,424 +13.9 AM 25.74 25.74
CvOpp a 5,182 +24.9 +102D 33.35 3325
Eneg 5,437 +37.7 +46.40 56S5 56.55
Ekilric n 20 +142 +5,90 23.10 2110
EVbw n 8,3D3 +214 +11.90 OM 82.80
GNMAn 13.788 +3.3 +3.4o io3D io.30
GbbEq n 2.478 +24,9 +13M 19J64 19-64
Gfft n 52M +15.1 +7.70 32.70 32.70
HYCDrp n 5219 +9.3 +2.6D 6.16 6.16
*Cm n 16,340 +17.3 +183D 141-4 141.54
Idft n 6,%4 +6.7 +23D IZ46 12.40
hF* n 2,180 +362 +2220 17.83 17.83
MG, 8,409 +22-8 +17.40 2117 21.77
Inft n MIB +26.6 +202D 35.04 304
M Grade Z431 +4.6 +2.00 9.79 9.79
UFECon n 4,54 +9.7 +5.5D 15.77 15.77
UFEGfo n 6XI +15.7 +8.60 21.51 21.51
LIFUM n 8,061 +12J +7.10 18.92 18V
LTW�rade n 4,123 +72 +520 9.51 9-51
" n 4.68D +17.1 +11.70 MOO 18.00
j Muni n 4.664 4.5 +2.10 1331 la,31
LUW n ZM +1,9 +1.10 10.71 10.71
1 ReMsW r 2221 +352 445.80 2345 23-85
Pmxp ix 20,761 +20,6 +IOM 66.13 66.13
Sdft f 3M +211 +12.40 ISM 18,96
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1 SW-rA 10,V +3.0 +2.M 10.52 10,52
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i T90M15 2,015 NS +590 11.79 1179
TO;eM Z180 NS +6j6O 12.10 12.10
USGm n 5,074 +IkI +13JOD 1829 1829
Wd* n 7,631 +7.1 +4jDD 21.17 21.17
WeRn n 26,073 +129 +8.10 31.87 31.87
Wndsr n 13275 +17.7 +720 17.37 17-37
Wh(WI n 28M +1&1 18.70 31.73 31.73
Vanguard ldx Fds:
5Wn 69�16 +14.1 +6.60 117,311 1173B
Ba*ced n 4,090 +112 +59 20.16 20.16
EMM ftx 5�15 +36,9 +3MO 19.06 19.06
&mom 11,052 +22,9 +10.70 27,86 27.86
Exierx! rer S�M +23.5 +12.70 34.73 34.73
CmA nx 6,756 +123 +7M 28,04 28.04
MkW ' 20 +4.6 +190 1037 10.37
MfCair x 6236 +22.5 +163D 17.84 1734
Pa* rtx M72 +27.5 +272D 1139 1139
REfr rx 4,444 +26,5 +142D 20.03 20.03
&TCap rc( 5JM8 +23,3 +9.70 28-% 28-911
SWapVW x �473 +21.8 +820 14.78 14.78
Mondn �OM +2.3 +130 9M 993
Taftal n 21.064 +37 +23D IOJM *06
Toft n IIA88 +25Z +17.90 102 14.62
Toft ru 290 +16.1 .7.90 30.46 30.46
I Vak* nx 3N +17.11 +8.50 22.58 22.58
Vanguard Instl Fds:
Bakal n 2,003 +112 +600 20.17 20.17
E* nx Z472 +23.7 +12M 34.75 34.75
Inft n 39,138 +143 +620 11&45 116AS
w n 16,M 4143 +6,80 116.46 116.46
Toffift n 2,758 +3.9 +2.50 5023 50,93
h9MPkes x 3,490 +16,3 +820 27.42 27.42
WOCa*d m2,644 +227 416M 17,89 IM
&Tr* rix Z031 .23.5 +9.90 29.00 29 OD
TBW n 723D +39 +2.50 10.06 10+06
TSW ru' 9.473 +162 48.10 30.47 3D.47
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Gmwb) nx 2,0 +11.4 +6M M 8JB3
Victory Funds;
DvsStkA 244 +175 000 17.14 17.14
WM Str Asset Mgmt:
BabrcedA p 2,179 +111 AM 13+88 13A
Waddell & Reed Adv:
CaOwA 3,941 +11.9 +10.60 624 624
ScTeM 2,%7 +21.8 +20 6D 1130 11.30
Weitz Funds:
Pam Z141 +112 -.70 23,37 2137
Uren 332 +132 .1.00 3665 3665
Wells Fargo Ady :
SCapY&p 2,056 +27.0 +15.40 30.31 30.31
Western Asset:
C*WW 5.968 +66 +2.40 10.43 10.43
CDrO 30 +52 +2.10 1123 11.23
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Fidelity Spart Adv;
EqlndxA& x 2,944 NIS NIS 44.87 44.87
50OAdvix 6,095 NE NE 87.40 87.40
First Eagle:
Gioba[A 9,773 +23.6 +16.20 42.12 42.12
OverseasA 4.967 +26.7 +18.50 2302 23.02
Frank[Temp Frnk A:
AGEAp 2,179 +16.2 +3.90 209 2.09
Ballnvp 4,360 +21.9 +12.30 6224 6224
CafftAp 12,410 +5.1 45M 7.28 7+28
FedTxFrAp 6�80 +5.3 +4.10 12.011 12.08
FoundFAlp 3,8D4 NIS +7.40 1299 12.99
HYTFApx 4,953 +6.8 +5.20 10.74 1034
IncoSerAp 21.902 +14.5 12.70 2.41 2.41
NYTFAp 4,395 4.4 +3.70 11.83 11.83
SMCpGrA 6,917 +19.6 +12.90 3825 31125
USGovAp 5,764 +2.8 +2.80 6.51 6.51
Frankrrmp Fmk Adv:
IncorneAdv 2,431 +14.8 42.80 2.40 240
Frankrremp Frnk 8:
Inoon)eBt 3,715 +13.5 +1.80 2.40 2.40
Frankrremp Frnk C:
IrcorneCt 10,10 +13.9 +2.10 242 2.42
FranklTemp Mtl AM
DismAx 3.326 +21.6 +16.40 26.03 26.03
SharesAx 4,036 +16A +11.00 23.68 23.88
Frankrremp Temp A:
DevMIdAp 3,197 +34.3 +30.80 23AD 23.40
ForeigruAp 14,962 +19,5 +12.30 12.73 12.73
GuovdhAp 20,996 418.9 +9.80 23.07 23.07
WorldA p 7,997 +19.8 +13.70 17.87 17.87
FranidTemp Tmp Adv:
FrgnAv 1,996 +19.8 +12.70 12.69 12.69
GrthAv 2.860 +19.2 +10.00 U07 23.07
Frank/Temp Tmp B&C:
Grw1hC p 2,014 +18.0 +9.00 2258 22.511
GE Elfun S&S:
S&Slricornen2,531 +3.9 +2.60 A28 11.28 -
S&S PM n 4,093 +11.3, 4.90 47.38 47.38
Trusts n 2,355 +10.1 +2.90 56.38 5638
GMO Trust III:
EmgMkr 4,654 +43.3 42.90 22.154 22M
Fordqn 3,934 +25.7 +15.90 t6.67 16.67
IntlMal 2,672 NIS NS 29.57 29.57
IntlInIrVal 2,497 +28.3 +16.90 32.32 32.32
USCorelio 2,778 NIS NIS 14.69 14.69
GMO Trust IV:
CorePlusBd 2,250 NIS NS 10.64 10.64
EmerMki 2,579 +43.3 +43.00 22.60 22.60
MIntrVal 2,674 +28.4 +17.00 32.32 32.32
GMO Trust VI:
BqMkIs r 2,364 NS 43 00 22.62 22.62
USCoreEq 2,317 NS NIS 14.67 14.67
Gabelli Funds:
Asset 2,209 +16.5 +6.10 4371 43.71
Gartmore Fds Insti:
S&P5DDInstIn2,I30 +14.0 +6.60 10.98 10.98
Gateway Funds: '
Gateway 2,687 +7.4 +5.00 25.54 25.54
Goldman Sachs A:
HYMuniAp 2,315 +7.5 +7.10 11.22 1122
MidCapVAp 2,89 +21.8 +14.30 35.40 a5.40
Goldman Sachs Inst:
HYMuni 2,441 +8.0 +7.50 11.22 1122
Harbor Funds:
CapAXInsi nx7,721 +17.4 +16.30 3321 3321
Intl nrx 10,731 +26.7 +21.80 49.34 49.34
Hartford Fds A:
CapA 6,481 +23.7 +1760 36.06 35.06
wG px 2,162 +14.1 +7.30 19.20 19.20
Hartford HLS IA:
Baid x 2,624 +5.2 +2.50 1127 1127
CapApp x 10,794 +24.9 +18.10 5349 53.49
DW&GrMhx 4,8M +14.8 +730 21.03 21.03
Aftsersx 8,174 +9.6 +820 22.75 22.75
Stock x 4,802 +12.8 +11.10 49.93 49M
Hartford HLS IB :
GapApprec px2,59B +24.5 +17.60 5325 5325
Hatchkis & Wiley:
LgCapVaLAp 2,874 +22.8 +7.BO 2357 23.57
MdCpVM 2,666 +29.7 +12.90 28.48 28.48
Huss1wSIrGr 2,243 +10.9 +6AO 15.70 1530
JPMorgan A Class:
MdCpValp 2,823 +19.5 +10.50 23.62 23.62
JI'Margan Select:
InlIEq x 2,63B +20.9 +13.20 32.49 32.49
JPMorgan Set Cis:
Co(eBond 2,701 +38 +230 10.67 10.67
trddArwr 2,K4 NIS +11.20 24.78 2478
Janus :
Baarxed n 2,571 +10.2 +8.60 22.60 22.60
Contranan 3,041 +29.1 +17,10 1514 15.14
Fund 11.389 +12.6 +6.50 25.93 2593
Gfthlnc n 6,022 +16,0 +14.40 3636 3636
Mercu;y n 4,606 +15.6 +880 2321 2321
MidCapVal 4,408 122,0 �l 2 20 22.51 22.51
Olympus n 2,334 +17.4 +1620 3300 33.00
Overseas rf 2,778 +286 +3460 31+58 3158
Twenty 9,816 +19.0 +11.90 4951 49.51
WrIdW nr 5,000 +11.5 +780 4161 4361
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Jeiisen x 2.3n +7.0 A.00 24.21 2421
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ClasskVal px 2,807 +19.2 +10.10 2439 24.79
Julius Baer Funds: -
IntlEql r 800 +26-2 +20.10 37.89 37.89
IrdlEqA 7,244 +25S +19.70 37.15 37.15
Legg Mason: Fd
OppDrtTr t 3,743 +26.8 +10.6D 17.02 17.02
Splurp 3,513 +232 +11.60 45.34 45.34
ValTr p 11,794 +1&7 +9.10 6197 69.97
Legg Mason Insti:
VafTdnst 5,957 +19.9 +10.10 77.02 77.02
Longleaf Partners:
Pab*fs 8,855 +14.6 +6.40 31.74 31.74
Ing n 2,789 +20.7 +15.40 17.46 17.46
STLap 2,802 +21.9 +11.80 27.77 27.77
Loomis Sayles:
I.SBDrdI 3,3D9 +14.6 +4.70 1.53 13.53
Lord Abbett A:
AtMWdA px 14,798 +15.0 +5.00 1424 1424
BondDebA p 4,11M 49 A.70 730 7.80
MdW px 7.452 +192 +10.40 22.67 22.67
MFS Funds A:
MITAp 3,3D7 +114 +9.00 18.73 18.73
MIGA p 4,776 +11.6 t620 13.04 13.04
EWA p 2,365 +17.1 +11.00 35.15 35.15
IntNwDAp 2,071 431.1 +21.00 23.72 23.72
TORAp 6,994 +10.4 4.30 15.51 1531
ValueAp 4,627 +15.0 +7.5D 23.43 23.43
MFS Funds B:
TAW 2.549 49.7 +3.70 15.51 15.51
MainStay Funds B:
HiYkIBB t 2ffl4 +16,1 +2.6D 626 626
Mairs & Power:
GmMh n 2,514 +16.3 +6.5D 74.15 74.15
Managers Funds:
SpdEq 3.0D3 +19.8 +6.30 9536 95.36
Marsico Funds:
Focus p 3,965 +16.6 +11.70 18A9 18A9
Grow p 2,245 +16.8 +8.60 19.15 19.15
Meridian Funds:
Value 2,039 +172 +5.10 352 35.08
Merrill Lynch A:
W aIA P 2276 +14.6 +5.40 31.36 31.36
GbAIA p 4,625 +19.7 +11.80 162 16M
Merrill Lynch B:
GWB 1 2,061 +18,B +11.DD 16.66 16.65
Merrill Lynch C:
GbIAC t 2,975 +18.8 +10.90 16.14 16.14
Merrill Lynch 1:
Baffill 3,847 +14.8 +5.6D 31.48 31.48
GWI 1 2,648 +2D.0 +12.10 17.03 17.03
Morgan Stanley A:
DivbW 30 +13.6 +680 33,57 33.57
MorganStanley Inst:
Cfflnstnx Z0115 +5.1 +4.90 11.48 11.48
INIEq nx 6,662 +20.0 410 20.40 2D.40
Muhleaeop n 3,022 +25.4 +10.40 8627 8627
Mutual Series:
BexDnZ x 3,412 +17.6 +10.50 1539 152
Disd x Z942 +22.0 +16.8) 2626 2626
OualdZ x 3,6D9 +192 +12.50 19A 19jN
DwsZx . %749 +16.8 +11.30 24.01 24.01
Neuberger&Benn Tr:
Genesis n 6,698 +22.4 +18.70 49.32 4932
Nicholas Group:
Ndd n 2.450 +15.1 +72D 62.64 62.64
Nuveen Cl R:
InumDurMuBd2xV5 +3.9 +3.OD 8,99 U9
Oakmark Funds 1!
E#ric f 9272 +14.1 490 25.16 25.16
IrAl I r 5,643 +23.9 +15.90 22.56 22.56
Oalanark t 6.198 +11.6 +.50 41.37 41.37
Seled r 6,037 +14.1 +6.60 3322 33.U
OppenheimerA:
CaloW p 5,710 +12,9 +630 4360 43.6D
CaoncA px 2,649 +14.7 +3.50 11.89 11.89
DeWdAp 5X +45.0 +43.10 R13 36.13
EquqA 2,317 +15.0 +10.50 10.67 10.67
GlobalA p 10,609 +24.5 +15.50 67.11 67.11
GbW 2,183 +331 +19.10 37.08 ROB
IRW p 2,784 415.2 +4.10 5+63 5.83
MnSlFdA 7,946 +13.6 +7.60 37.71 37.71
SuIrrAp 4,726 +11.0 +4.10 421 421
Oppenheim Quest:
08alA 3,390 +14.0 A.60 W09 18.09
08alarf! U40 +13.1 +3.80 17.77 17.77
Oppenheimer Roch:
LILWYA p 2,555 +5.0 +5.40 335 33%
RoMu A p 5.769 +8.2 +8.70 18-23 1823
RANA 2,373 +11.9 +10.00 1227 1227
PIMCO Admin PIMS:
ToRetAd n 18,310 +4.4 +2.60 IOSI 10,51
PIMCO Instl PIMS:
MAssel 5,952 +11.7 460 13.19 13.19
CwvmdRR 5,317 +21.7 +18.80 16A 1688
EmMldsW 2,167 +182 +1160 1112 11.12
HA n 3,443 +12.3 +4 6D 971 9.71
Lmour n 9,000 +24 +1.60 10.00 10.00
RealRelinsul 5,668 +72 +2.30 11.08 II+0B
ShAT 2.261 +23 +260 1001) 1000
To(Rel n 53,886 4.7 480 1051 10+51
TR 11 n 2,142 +3a +2.00 9.99 9.99
PIMCO Funds A:
CoindRA92,491 +21.1 +10.10 16 T7 16+77
ReWFIe1Ap 1 596 +67 +1.90 1108 11+08
To(RtA M +4� +2.40 1051 10+51
PIMCO Funds C:
FlealFletCp 22:12 1.2 +�.l '1011 '1011
ToIRIC 1 532 +3A + j6D 51 .51
PIMCO Funds D:
TO% p 3,D44 K4 +2.50 10.51 10-51
Pioneer Funds A:
HOYIdAp 2,489 +13.1 +2.70 10.79 10+79
MdCpVaAp 1,99B +21,5 +9.90 23.58 232
PimFdAp 5,646 +14.1 +8.3D 402 44M
VaW p 3YA +150 +7.60 17-73 1773


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Price Funds Adv:
E#rE P 2,34B +14.5 +5.60 N22 2622
Price Funds:
Balaran 2,501 +0 +6.60 19.93 19,93
BIueQWPG n 7,842 +14,3 +11.10 3323 3323
Cap* n 72M +153 +82 2D24 2024
Eqh)c n 17,%8 +14.7 +5.80 2627 26.27
E" n 5,682 +133 +6.50 34.09 34.09
Growth n 10,749 +15.3 +8.60 28.78 21178
HiM n 3,114 +11.7 4320 6.90 6.9D
UdStk n 5,427 +20.6 +17.80 14.79 14.79
MOCap n 14,891 +232 +17.10 54.82 54.82
MCapVal n 5,319 +21.9 +9.90 23.64 23.64
NewEra n 3,616 +3D.9 +31.50 41.49 41.49
NWnn n 6,530 +25.5 +14.70 3225 3225
NewInoon 3,397 +4.5 +2.80 &97 827
SciTch n 3,394 +15.4 +5.30 104 19.94
W ep% n 6,965 +19.7 +10.50 332B 3320
W aftal n 40 +23.3 +10,90 37.41 37.41
SpKCw 2,815 +192 0.60 18.43 111.43
W In n 3,874 +8.4 +2A 11.82 IIM
Vahoe n 3.071 +16.8 +7.90 2366 23.66
Putnam Funds A:
MAP 2,036 +43 +3.30 820 820
EqlnApx 2,389 +14.5 +7.20 1698 16-%
W p q,32D +911 +5Z 106 18.06
GrbAp IIA76 +14.0 AM 20.00 MOD
jrdEqPx 3250 +19.3 +15.30 2629 2629
wA p 2201 +16.1 +11.00 13.79 13.79
" P 4 W5 +16.8 +1220 46,35 46Z
VoyAp 6:943 +11.1 +8.OD 17.73 17.73
Putnam Funds B:
GMO 1 2.419 +132 +5.80 19.71 19.71
FIS Funds:
RSParhn 2,173 +34.9 +13.40 33.08 33.08
RiverSouroe/AXP A, -
DO x 3X5�+23,8 +14.60 1? 01 12.01
Gmwb)x 2�ffi +12.3 +10.60 292D 2920
HiW xWe3,460 +3.9 +2.90 4.38 438
Nowl) x 5,950 +83 +22 19.99 19.99
RiverSource/AXP Y-.
NmD ru 2,040 +U +230 20.10 20.10
Royce Funds:
LowPft r 341 +212 +11.10 15.62 15.62
PrwhiM hr 3276 +25.5 +18A 16.94 16-%
TOM r 4,M +18.2 +9.80 12.72 12.72
Russell Funds S:
DvW 2,672 +15.1 +9.70 45.54 4554
MSecS - 2,389 +23.1 +1620 67.76 67.76
OatEqS 2,M +14.8 +8.OD 38.73 3B.73
SEI Portfolios:
ODreF*An 4,056 +42 +220 10.34 1034
Irdon 3J29 +20 +16.60 12.69 12.69
LgCW n 4,156 +12.6 48,9D 20.15 20.15
Lg(W, n 4.183 +16.8 48.70 21.51 219
TadAgIC 2M +141 +8.60 12.19 IZ19
Schwab Funds:
1000hwr 4M +14.7 +7M 36.79 36.79
IOOOSM 2.402 +10 +8.10 36.77 36.77
S&P bw 3.T76 +132 +6.50 1151 19.51
S&P Sd n 4,041 +14.1 46.60 19-% 19.56
YldPL% 5M +211 +3,30 9.65 9f,5
Scudder Funds A:
" RAx 4,767 +171 +9,90 45.97 45,97
r wip 2,037 +4.0 +3.50 9.10 9.10
IMA 2M +2.7 +2.50 MI IIA7
Scudder Funds S:
GhohxS x 2201 +13.6 +720 22.14 22.14
Selected Funds:
knSMp 7M +171 +11.60 40.79 40.79
Seligman Group:
CorrW I 2261 +19.0 +10,30 27.74 27.74
SeWW 3.760 +10.1 +11,30 156.59 156.59
Smith Barney A:
AgGrAp 3,9D5 +1115 +15.50 1011M 108.89
ApprAp 3,672 +IU +5.50 14.63 14M
FdValAp 2�51 +15.8 AM 149 14A
LgCapGAp 2,038 +15.0 440 23.47 2147
Smith Barney B&P:
AqGrB t 2,344 +17S +1460 97.40 97.40
Smith Barney 1:
DWrall 2,071 +U +.90 16.61 16.61
Smith Samey Y:
LgCapGroY 2,459 +15.4 +8,90 2422 24.U
Swx& n 2237 +171 450 39.67 39.67
St FarmAssoc:
Gwth nx 3,068 NA NA 502D 5020
TCW Galileo Fds:
SdE* 3.312 +20.0 +7.60 20A 20A
T=eleton Insth:
p 2,788 +3U +30.70 18X 18,90
ForEqS 6,124 +251 +15.10 &% 22,36
Third Avenue Fds:
nakgVal rx 2,M +26.7 +1560 29.46 29.46
STCVnx 1,999 +233 +12,90 24W 2467
Vakm x 6,668 +26.7 +IHO 55.27 5527
Thornburg Fda:
IhUM p 2,4M +25.4 +20-20 2160 23.60
Thrivent He A:
LgCapSbcke3,415 +110 4,90 26-% 2598
Tweedy Browns:
Glob% 7272 +2D.1 +15,90 26.70 26+70
USAA Group:
kftn 2,OT7 +142 +7.50 1549 15.49
S&PWn 2299 +13+9 +6.60 1909 19.09
TOT n 2XIC +41+3 +300 13.15 13.15 1
TxELT n 2,362 +5.6 +3.70 1403 14.03
Van Kamp Funds A:
NO p 11-444 +17.1 +580 M03 11103
bTGmA p 3255 +132 +9.90 42.33 4Z33
Eq�W P 10.166 +138 +9.10 &76 &76
GrIrA p 6,437 +16.8 +11.40 20.79 2079
HYLUp 3,127 +7.6 +7.60 1091 1031
Van Kamp Funds 8:
DnOB 1 2,%7 +161 400 18.04 1&04
Eqka t 3216 +13.0 +620 &62 6.62
Vanguard Admiral:
CpOpAd rix 3.140 +25.0 +1030 T7.06 7706
5xTn 2,471 +37.8 +46.40 10620 10620


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Awls %Fb %Rtn Pfia Purch
AARP Invst:
GNMA 2,863 +30 +2.80 1486 1486
GrwIric x 2,571 +13.7 +7 80 22.17 22.17
AIM Investments A:
BasicVaLkp 3,742 +16.0 +7.60 34.60 34+60
Consll P 4.569 +14.0 +10.60 25.22 25.22
MdCp(Aq 2,306 +16.1 +9.10 28.66 2816
PfemEqty 3,482 +11.1 +7.00 1053 10.53
AIM Investor CI:
SUMIPp 2,M +18.4 +1350 1219 1119
AMF Funds:
AdjM9 n 2,629 +1.6 +2.20 9.69 9.69
AllianceBern A:
GrolnoApx 2,602 +15.0 +540 ' 3.90 3.90
Amer Century Inv:
Eqlnoo n 3,0 +13.0 +380 7.95 7.95 1
Growthl n 4,165 +12.4 +7.00 20+94 20.94
IrxGrD n 3,753 +15+2 +630 31.00 3l.DO I
lrdIGrDl n 2257 +18.1 +1490 10.09 10.09
Select[ n 3,425 +10+5 +3+00 38.79 38.79
11 V'A .1. +4.70 3167 3D.67
.1' 4 +610 7.05 7.05 1
Amencan runcis A
AMP�A PX 15,Jb4 +14.9 +8.80 19.30 19.30
AmMutRpx 14,282.+12+8 +6.10 2&54 26.54 1
BaIA p 32,947 +11.5 +4.30 18.44 18.44
BondFdA px 17,681 +63 +130 13,22 1322 1
CapInSIdA px43,361 +14.4 +SAO 5321 53,11
CapWGrApx39,841 +24.0 +16.00 36.63 36.63 1
EupacAp 43,139 +24.4 +2230 43.10 43.10
FundlnvAp 23,716 +18.9 +13.50 36.D8 36.OB
Gw[hFdA px 71,5W +19.0 +16.10 31.15 31.15 1
HITrstAp 7.443 +13.7 +3.50 12.14 12.14
ImoFdApx 48,074 +13.6 +3.90 18.22 18.22 1
IrABdAp 3,659 +22 +1.70 13.46 13.46
InvCoAApx 66,546 +14.0 +8.10 31+66 31.66
NwEmM p 7,060 +20.2 +14:20 23.77 23.77
NewPerA p 35,790 +20.1 +12.50 30.96 30.96
NeWWOMA 4,579 +27.8 +24.10 39+28 39.28
SmCpWAp 12,775 +27.1 +18.90 36.39 36.39
TaxExplAp 3,713 A.5 +3.30 12.43 12.43
WshMutAp 62,683 +12,11 +4.90 31.26 3126
American Funds B:
BalanB t 5,182 +10.6 +3.50 18.36 18.36
Caprrl tx 3,440 +13.5 +460 53.21 5321
CaPWGrB tx Z157 +23.0 +15.10 36.48 36AB
Growth8le 6,363 +18.2 +15.20 W4 30.24
lnco(mB Ix 4,128 +12.8 +3.10 18.12 18.12
ICAB Ix 3,821 +13.1 +7.30 31.55 31.55
WashB 1 2,984 +12.0 +4.10 31.10 31.10
Arlef Mutual Fds:
Apprec 3,364 +15.2 44.60 47.33 47,33
Ariol n 066 +16.5 +1.90 50.51 5051
Artisan Funds:
Intl 7,662 +21.5 +18.60 2543 25.43
WCap 5,021 +17.7 +11.50 31.30 31.30
MWApVal 2,726 +258 +17.50 1888 18.88
Baron Funds:
Assel n 2,687 +22.1 +1420 56.81 56.81
Growth 5,005 +21.1 +7.20 45.113 45.83
SrTHCap 2,828 +23.0 +10.10 23.32 2332
Bernstein Fds:
IrdDur 3,415 +4.1 +2.50 13.18 13.18
OrvMun 3,011 +2.8 +IAO ROO 14.00
TxMgdlntM 6,052 +24.2 +16,30 24.18 24.111
IrAVA12 2,7a5 +24.8 +16.60 24.16 24.16
B,=,�me Fds:
r 3,963 +19.3 +16AO'31.59 31.59
Calemos Funds:
GNIncAp 2,W9 +15+0 +9.90 31.50 31.50
GrowthAp 12,615 +22.3 +11.60 5624 56.24
GraMK I 3,6T7 +21.4 +10.80 5370 53.70
Calvert Group:
Irico p 3,081 +7A Q.60 16.82 16.82
Causeway Intl:
IrtstilutiorvI 2,789 +26.4 +9.BO 16+64 16.64
Cfu x 4,423 +8.7 +2AO 89.71 89,71
Cohen & Steers:
PhyShrs 'x 2,485 +30.9 +17.10 73,12 73.12
Columbia Class A:
ADDm 1 3,300 +25.7 +14.70 27.85 27.85
Columbia Class C:
TotRetl3d CI C2,060 +4.1 42.10 9.74 9.74
Columbia Class Z:
Acorn Z 10,a5l +262 +15.10 28A5 28.45
AcorrInfl Z 2,467 +32.9 +23.70 33�33 33.33
IntmTEBdn 21,049 +32 +2.00 10.35 10.35
IMIValZx 2,429 +27.6 +12.50 2232 22.72
LgGapldxZ 2,383 +14.0 +5.60 24.52 24.52
Davis Funds A:
NYVen A 18,903 +182 +12.50 34.18 34.18
Davis Funds B:
NYVen 8 5,063 +172 +11.60 32,79 32.79
Davis Funds C & Y-. I
NYVenY 2,987 +186 +12.80 34.55 34.55
NYVen G 5,459 +17.3 +11.60 33.00 33.00
Dimensional Fds:
EmgMMValx 2,093 +46.4 +32.60 23.59 23S9
ItASWa nx 4,126 +41.7 +25.40 17.71 17. 71 1
USLqCo a 2,087 +t4 1 +6.70 37.16 37+16
USl Rx 4,040 +20.6 +WO 21.96 2196
US Micro x 3,948 +266 +830 14.90 14+98


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USSmallnx 2,W +24R +8.50 19.82 1982
USSmWx 6,M +29.3 4990 26N 26.84
lrulSrnGonx 2,724 +37.5 +24.10 16.30 1630
IntVanx 2,515 +31.5 +17.40 1814 1B.14
TM USSW x 2,63: +27.5 +10AO 23.77 2377
Dodge&Cox:
Balancerl n 23,628 +14.7 +7.90 83.56 8356
Incw)eFd 9,393 Al +2.10 12.69 12.69
rul Slk 12,055 +33.0 +1900 3596 3596
Stock 51,035 +201 +11.40 14181 14181
Dreyfus:
Aprec; 4,536 +98 +5.80 4092 40.92
DreyMidT 2,172 +20.7 +14.50 29.76 29.76
Dray500int 3,428 +13.7 +6 3D 37.42 37.42
MunBdr 2,017 A.5 +3.80 11.80 11.80
Eaton Vance Cl A:
NatiMun 2,206 +7.9 +7.50 11.29 fl 29
Evergreen A:
AstAIR p 2,745 +150 +9.10 14.50 14.50
Evergreen C:
AsW1oC 1 2,870 +142 +8.30 14.03 1403
Evergreen 1:
GoreBdl 3,602 +36 +2.40 10+47 1047
IntIE01 2,0% +22.8 +1820 9.93 9.83
Excelsior Funds:
ValResirnx 5,115 +24.8 +11.70 4677 46.77
FPA Funds:
CaPR 2,088 +21.3 +1710 43.22 43.22
Federated A:
GapAppA 2224 +10.6 +3.70 25.65 25.65
KauhA p 2,310 422.6 +12.50 5.63 5.63
Federated Insti:
Kauhan 4,034 +22.6 +12.30 5.63 5.63
Fidelity Advisor A: .
DurrintlA t 2,970 +26.3 +20.60 21,08 21.08
Fidelity Advisor 1:
Divintl It 2,502 +26.7 +21.00 2135 21.35
Fidelity Advisor T
DjvlntrT p - 2,565 +25.9 +20.30 20.89 20.89
EqGrTp 3,864 +12.3 +7.50 48.93 4893
EqlnT 3,OD9 +15.1 +7.80 2833 28.73
GKWT 3,150 +14.3 +10.90 33.77 33.77
MikJCapTp 4,193 +21.7 +10.20 24.49 24.49
Fidelity Freedom:
FF2010n 9,788 +10.0 +6.8) 14.42 14.42
FF2020 It 11,970 +13.8 +9.10 15.09 15.09
FF2030 n 7,173 +15.5 +10.40 15.40 15.40
FF2040 n 2,973 +16.6 +10.70 9+07 9.07
IrwmFd It 2,055 +5.1 +4.10 11.48 11.48
Fidelity Invest:
AggrGrf 4,348 +16.0 +9.60 18.03 1803
AMgr 10,134 +86 +4.90 16+15 16.15
AMgrGr n 3,301 +10.1 +5.10 1525 1525
BaWn 15.999 +16.3 +12.30 18.93 18.93
BlueMpGt 22,577 +11.1 +62 43.89 4389
CaPWn 7,283 +209 +8.70 25-49 25-49
Caplnco nr 5,312 +lBO +5.10 8.40 8.40
Contra III 5B,486 +19.8 +18+00 65.45 65.45
besthfl 1., 3,120 +145 +1420 14.49 14.49
DWhfll n 4,994 +10A 4.10 12.05 1205
DisEq It 6,082 +16+1 +1220 28.15 28.15
Dwntl n 31,025 +26.2 +18.70 32.46 32.46
DhCth It 16,%S +10.3 +5.30 29.22 2922
Equtlnc It 26,088 +15:2 +7.30 53.47 53A7
E011 It 12250 +143 +620 23.18 23.18
Europe n 2,623 +31.1 +19.80 3654 3604
Export n 3,M +20,0 +17.70 21.57 21.57
FKJeFd 9,671 +13.6 +890 3227 32.27
RRaleHj r 2,505 +5+0 A.20 9.95 9.95
GNMAn 3.831 +3,0 +2.80 10.91 10-91
Govllnc n 5,474 +3.0 +2.50 10.16 10.16
GroGo n 7 A I A r-1 64.53 64,53
Grolm , �, : �,-j 35.00 35.00
Holnc In 3,317 +13.1 +3.50 8.81 861
Ddepndnce n 4�655 +141 +13.10 1996 19-96
IntBd n 7,456 +3.5 +1.70 10.31 10.31
IntlDisc 4219 +26.8 +20.10 31,57 31.57
lnUSmC4 In 2,153 +45,1 +30.90 26.63 26+63
InvGB n 7,424 +4.2 +2.70 7.38 7 38
LevCoStock 3,453 +42.0 +1920 26.41 26,41
LoWPr In 36.517 +23.5 +1070 41.14 41.14
Magellan n 51,336 +12.3 +7X 107.73 107.73
MKICapn 9,694 +188 +18.40 26.91 26,9t
Munilncn 4,688 +4.9 +3.60 12.80 12.80
NewMill n 3,410 +153 +12.40 3542 3542
OTC BM +16.7 +1220 38 60 3860
Owsea It SOD2 +24.8 +20.60 41.43 41.43
Puritan 24,180 +11.8 +570 18.89 18.89
RealEsl n 5,791 +28.1 +17.00 31.45 31,45
STBF n 5.132 +26 +2.10 8 86 8.86
SmallCapSnr4289 +21.9 +9.60 1845 18.45
SoalIncne 3,446 +10.4 +3.10 10.46 1046
USBI n 5.788 +4.0 +2.30 10 91 1091
Value n 13.8% +232 +16,40 76.76 76.76
Fidelity Selects:
Electr n 2,673 +20,4 +20.00 44+66 44 66
ErM n 2,229 +34.3 +5440 4759 47.59
HeaM n 2,316 +140 +1990 130.48 13848
Fidelity Spartan:
Equllndlnvn)QO.051 +14A 4670 4487 44 87
5001rdxlnynIX7,234 +14.t +630 67.40 6740
lnYGrBd n 3,078 +4A +270 1041 1041


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CSx N 51.45
Citigrp N 49.30
CocaBtl 0 44.31
Dillards N 25.19
Disney N 24.38
ExxonMbI N 57.47
FPL Gp s N 41.51
FlaPUtiI s A 13.92
FlaRock s N 51.51
GenElec N 35.57
GnMotr N 19.00
HomeDp N 41.76
HuntBnk 0 24.35
Intel 0 26.15
LennarA N 62.65
LockhdM N 63.75
McDnlds N 34.70
NY Times N 26.53
OffcDpt N 31.76
OutbkStk N 41.72
Penney N 56.07
PepsiCo N 59.65
ProgrssEn N 44.54
SpOntNex N 23.99
SunTrst N 74.67
TECO N 17.57
WalMart N 48.58
Wendys N 56.06
Wdgley N 68.74


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49.69 12.00 51.04 +17.00
48.95 11.00 49.24 -1.30
43.25 17.00 43.93 -18.10
24.47 16.00 24.94 +6.80
23.95 19.00 24.27 -4.30
56.65 11.00 57.10 -9.60
41.00 18.00 41.06 -18.90
13.92 17.00 13.92 -2.60
50.33 22.00 50.77 -19.00
35.39 20.00 35.42 -3.90
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24.16 14.00 24.21 -1.90
25.88 20.00 25.97 -4.10
61.22 7.00 61.65 -12.00
63.20 17.00 63.56 -2.50
34.33 18.00 34.55 -2.00
26.23 13.00 26.40 -8.50
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41.25 20.00 41.28 +2.80
54.65 17.00 55.72 +23.80
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44.26 15.00 44.32 -6.80
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News-Sun, Sunday, December 25, 2005


Resolutions for Cornress: Work more, play less


As Jan. 1 nears, Americans
are making New Year's resolu-
tions to improve their lives,
their finances, and, of course,
their waistlines. For procrasti-
nators who can't complete their
lists, there's even a federal gov-
ernment Internet site that offers
h e I p
www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topic
s/New_Years_Resolutions.shtml.
While Washington's concern
for the "resolution-challenged"
may be welcomed by some, this
is yet another sign that the
nation's priorities aren't receiv-
ing their due attention. Among
the site's resolutions are "eat
right," "get fit," "reduce stress"
and "save money" - all actions
in which small-business owners
would love to engage, were
they not spending their time,
capital and energy coping with


excessive government regula-
tion, red tape and the growing
appetite for their tax dollars to
fund such things as non-essen-
tial Internet sites.
Since lists are on everyone's
minds these days, this is a good
time to register a few items
about the. small-business sec-
tors' contributions to the
nation's economic well-being.
First, note that small businesses
represent 99.7 percent of all
employers, providing jobs for
half of the private-sector work
force. Then, jot down that these
less-than-mega enterprises have
generated 60 percent to 80 per-
cent of the net-new jobs in this
country .over the past decade,
plus churning out half of the
private, gross domestic product.
Imagine doing all that while


shackled with


government's


fickle mandates and
rules. It doesn't
require much creative
thinking to realize
that reducing the bur-
den on these entre-
preneurs would pro-
duce more jobs,
greater productivity
and an extra boost to S[
the economy.
Here's an idea: BUS
New Year's resolu-
tions for Congress. FO
First, resolve to begin
2006 by addressing Jack
the most severe prob- -
lem facing small-
business owners - the cost and
availability of health insurance.
A good start would be for sena-
tors to resolve to pass legisla-
tion to create Small-Business
Health Plans - legislation that


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MALL
INESS
FCUS

Faris


cleared the House of
Representatives sev-
eral times and
already has the presi-
dent's support.
Resolution two:
Enact tax relief. This
one isn't so simple,
but it's achievable by
reducing rates, sim-
plifying tax laws, and
increasing small
firms' expensing lim-
its. And , once
Congress gets
rolling, repeal both
the death tax and the
alternative minimum


Resolution three: Reduce
regulation. Firms with fewer
than 20 employees face almost
$7,000 per worker per year in
regulatory costs brought about


by everything from environ-
mental rules to occupational
measures, and even regulations
that stifle business fax commu-
nications.
Resolution four: Reform the
legal system. Frivolous lawsuits
pose a much greater danger to
the economic foundation of
America than most of the issues
exploited to rob businesses that
are unable to protect them-
selves. Obesity lawsuits, for
example, are just another
avenue trial attorneys have
found to enrich themselves.
Resolution five: Work more,
play less. One glance at the
2006 calendars of the House
and Senate reveals that they
plan to spend a lot of time away
from the nation's capital in the
coming year. That is likely due
to one item most members of


Congress have at the top of
their New Year's resolutions:
get re-elected on Nov. 7.
If Congress adopts and keeps
any of these resolutions, small
business would be impressed.
Until that happens, small-busi-
ness owners are.likely to spend
far less of their time worrying
about resolutions and much
more of their time working hard
at growing their businesses, cre-
ating jobs and strengthening our
economy.


Jack Faris is the president of
the National Federation of
Independent Business, the
nation's largest small-business
advocacy group. More informa-
tion is available online at
www.NFIB.org.


CHRISTMAS
Continued from 11A
principal of a school.
Both principals and pastors are responsible
for the daily operation and maintenance of prop-
erty and buildings.
They both oversee financial matters.
They both hire and fire.
They both write and speak in the name of
their institutions.
They both spend too much time in committee
meetings.
They both have to answer to supervisors and
boards.
But just like school principals, pastors also
are responsible for tasks far more important than
fixing drain pipes or creating reports.
Their work involves another dimension.
Principals educate children, and pastors save
souls.
These are awesome and weighty responsibili-
ties; both principals and pastors have vast power
over an individual's future.
Which means teaching is at the heart of what
* both do.
I But in one way, school principals have an
advantage clergymen don't.
Principals get a vacation. Just when the chil-
dren's Christmas excitement threatens to get out
of hand, everybody gets to go home.
Clergymen are not so fortunate. The flow of
their daily lives can't stop simply because
Christmas is coming..
Sermons still have to be written (in fact
Christmas is a time of year when congregants


expect something out of the ordinary, so the
pressure for a good sermon becomes that much
more intense).
Church business can't be put aside, the bills
still have to be paid.
If a church has outreach programs, and if the
programs have special Christmas events, those
too have to be tended.
Add in Bible study, and planning for the spe-
cial church services and other holiday church
gatherings.
Then factor in a heavier work load because of
the extra meetings and errands that have to be
run, the additional counseling needed for those
stressed by the season, and even more visits to
homebound or hospitalized parishioners.
Throw in a wedding, or an unexpected funer-
al, and you can't help but wonder how pastors
manage it all.
Pareti knows it's time to plan the family after-
Christmas vacation when his daughter says to
him, "Gosh, it was nice of you to drop by."
But when it comes to describing the. difficul-
ties of ministering through the Christmas sea-
son, Periti's wife Roxanne hinted at the last
word. "If you want the real story,' she said, "you
want to come to me." But before she could elab-
orate, she was out the door, on a tight schedule
and carrying a lengthy to-do list all of her own.
The respect is hard won.
Merry Christmas.

Next year Christopher Tuffley will get toasted
while making sandwiches at Quizno's. Any busi-
ness person who has a job they would like to
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DEED TRANSFERS


May 6
* Gary M. Shuler to Jean P.
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Lakes Sec 6, $12,000.
* Banyan Land Title Corp.
to Mainely Properties Inc.,
L17/18 Blk 66 Leisure Lakes
Sec 12, $29,500.
* Harold L. Knutson to
Eileen Diaz, L30 Blk 11 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 6, $35,000.
* Laura Mappe to Esperanza
Rojas, L15 Blk 269 Sun 'N
Lake Est. of Sebring Unit 13,
$30,000.
* Salim Moonab to Brad D.
Bromley, L33 Blk 3 Leisure
Lakes Sec 1, $102,000.
* Bibi Z. Rarmrattan to
Sidoles Decius, L14 Blk 92
Orange Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 18, $18,300.
* James Rodriguez to Edgar
Alan Rebosura, L11818/11819
Avon Park Lakes, $20,000.
* Martha Joan Juda to
Asleem Moonab, L14 Blk 11
Highlands Park Est. Sec 1,
$6,500.
* Krishna Sookraj to Jean-
Meres Percileau, L26 Blk 7
Orange Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 14, $16,500.
* Morris M. Mann to
Salomon Jimenez, L10 Blk 65
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 2,
$19,500.
* John W. Roberts to Asleem
Moonab, L27 Blk 4 Highlands
Park Est. Sec 7, $1,500.
* Donald C. McMillin to
Eddie Carrico, L4 Blk 9 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 3, $400.
* Clinton Giambattista to
Eddie Carrico, L34 Blk 3
Orange Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 3, $6,000.
* Cynthia Wilson Carmona
to Eddie Carrico, L22 Blk 346
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 26,
$5,000.
* Shirley A. Maxsim to
Eddie Carrico, L748/749
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 2,
$7,500.
* Purpose Driven Properties
to Anette Arjune, L5743/5744
Avon Park Lakes Unit 18,
$19,500.
* Simone Properties Inc. to
Lisa Ann Hyman-Goodridge,
PT Sec 12-38-30/Easements,
$270,000. .
* Leisure Lakes
Development Inc. to Edilaire
Dorcius, L6 Blk 120 Leisure
Lakes Sec 11, $15,700.
* Leisure - Lakes
Development Inc. to Edilaire
Dorcius, L6 Blk 120 Leisure
Lakes Sec 11, $29,000.
* Simone Properties Inc. to
Gerald L. Damier, PT Sec 12-
38-30/Easements, $270,000.
* Eddie Carrico to Kris
Rosa, L2 Blk 11 Highlands
Park Est. Sec 1, $19,300.
* Guy E. Polk to William C.
Dailey Jr., PT L20 Dinner Lake
Sub Sec 20, $7,000.
* H.R. Scott McPhee
Nicholas A. Roberts, L16
Sandy Pines Est. Unrec Sub,
$243,000.
* Dennis E. Manning to
Marcberton Corporation, L6/11
Blk 51 Placid Lakes Sec 19,
$24,000.
* Brigitte Marie Toohey to
Jorge L. Molina, L7 Blk 258
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec 20,
$84,900.
* Elwood W. Krah to Nighat
Naseer, L7-18 Bik 48 Avon
Park Lakes Red Hill Farms Add
Unit J, $42,000.
* Carmelo Ortego to Benson
Seetaram, L4/5 Blk 141 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 15, $13,600.
* Barbara A. Barnes to
Stephen W. Fruit, L4 Blk 42
Placid Lakes Sec 4, $27,000.
* Rose Cerrato to Diamonds
& Passion Enterprises Inc.,
L22-24 Blk 13 Highlands Park
Est. Sec H, $50,700.
* David E. Sandberg to
Shafeza Bakhsh, L10574-


10576 Avon Park Lakes Unit
33, $21,000.
* Thelma DeBellott to Eric
Gerhart, L4 Blk 515 Leisure
Lakes Sec 18, $20,000.
* Theodore E. Sandberg to
Shafeza Bakhsh, L10254-
10256 Avon Park Lakes Unit
32, $21,000.
* G S F Enterprise Inc. to
Paul A. Jaremko, L48 Blk 76
Resub Placid Lakes Sec 7,
$80,000.
* Christopher W. Boughen
to Mark S. Welker, L20/21 Blk
22 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec
C/Other, $155,000.
* Jose L. Oquendo Collazo
to Mahabir Puran, LI Blk 182
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 17,
$18,000.
* Salim Sikder to Margaret
Kolodziej, L30 Blk 59 Sebring
Country Est. Sec 3, $32,000.
* Jeffrey V. Steckel to Debra
P. Underhill, L8/9 Blk 143
Northside Sub, $46,000.
* Philip R. Roby to Eddie
Carrico, L2 Blk 11 Highlands
Park Est. Sec 1, $8,000.
* Anibal Fraticelli to
Thomas R. Smiley, L39 Blk 53
Sebring Country Est. Sec 3,
$15,500. "
* Eddie Carrico to Oulovio
Benjamin, L3 Blk 85 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 7, $19,900.
* Properties of Central
Florida to Jean Francis, L13 Blk
106 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 8, $24,900.
* Eddie Carrico to Joel A.
Knowles, L10/11 Blk 7
Highlands Park Est. Sec G,
$32,600.
* Joe Messana Construction
Co. Inc. to Jean Robert Nelson,
L15-17 Blk 8 Sebring Lakes
Replat, $20,000.
* Joe Messana Construction
Co. Inc. to Jean Robert Nelson,
L13/14 Blk 7 Sebring Lakes
Unit 1-B, $20,000.
* Luis H. Labady to Lee
Associates Realty Corp., L4
Blk 22 Highlands Park Est. Sec
P, $17,000.
* Robert A. Warrington to
Sheila G. Harris, L15 Blk Q
Spring Lake Village, $165,000.
* James A. Motil to Eddie
Carrico, L6 Blk 91 Orange
Blossom, C.untry, Club,
Community Unit 18, $14,000.
* Joe Messana Construction
Co. Inc. to Luckner Virgile,
L28-31 Blk 1 Sebring Lakes
Unit 1-B, $40,000.
* Joe Messana Construction
Co. Inc. to Salomon E. Jimenez,
L19/20 Blk 7 Sebring Lakes
Unit 1-B, $20,000.
* Asleem Moonab to Kris
Rosa, L21 Blk 20 Highlands
Park Est. Sec L/Others,
$57,900.
* James Dempsey to Juan N.
Sotomayor, L13 Blk 10 Lake
Haven Est. Sec 1, $36,000.
* Joe Messana Construction
Co. Inc. to Salomon E. Jimenez,
L21/22 Blk 7 Sebring Lakes
Unit 1-B, $20,000.
* Eddie Carrico to Paola
Granados, L594/595 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 2, $16,900.
* Aquilino Morales to
Gladys N. Lee, L3 Blk 60 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5,
$20,000.
* Hipolito Nunez to Eddie
Carrico, L4/5 Blk 280 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 22, $10,000.
* Roberto Zeno to Gladys N.
Lee, L52 Blk 193 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 11, $11,500.
* Daniel Fulghum to Hugo
Vilsaint, L22/23 Blk 7
Highlands Park Est. Sec J,
$22,000.
* Karl Victor Cleaver to
Eddie Carrico, L4 Blk 4 Lake
View Village, $2,500.
* Jimmy Soto Ledesma to
James L. Guild, L68/69 Blk 266
Sun 'N Lake Sebring Unit 13,
$40,000.
* Daniel Fulghum to Paul E.


Desir, Ll Blk 2il1 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sec 18, $15,000.
* Roberto Colon to Eddie
Carrico, L46 Blk 104 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 11, $6,000.
* Maritza Crespo to Fiorella
Fiorani, L54 Blk 18 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 14, $13,200.
* Asleem Moonab to
Premier Real Estates, L20 Blk
17 Highlands Park Est. Sec 0,
$18,300.
* Anna Mae Allen to Daniel
Fulghum, L4 Blk 113 Orange
Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 19, $5,000.
* Luis H. Labady to Lee
Associates Realty Corp., L27
Blk 5 Highlands Park Est. Sec
K, $17,000.
* -Luis H. Labady to Lee
Associates Realty Corp., L3
Blk 6 Highlands Park Est. Sec
J, $17,000.
* Jeffrey S. Moos to James
M. Wortinger, L61/62 Blk 3
Erin Park, $168,000.
* Karl C. Nopper to Jean A.
Alexandre, L13 PT L14 Blk
145 Lakewood Terraces,
$120,000.
* Lake Placid Development
Corp. Inc. to Roxana Lozano,
L2 Blk 18 Placid Lakes Sec 19,
$8,800.
* Roxana Lozano to Denver
Pettigrew, L2 Blk 18 Placid
Lakes Sec 19, $26,000.
* Larry L. Shrock to Robert
J. Miller, L107 Sylvan Shores
Est. Sec E, $230,000.
* Ada Edmee Lopez to
Laurie Viola, L13 Blk 5 Sebring
Hills South, $16,200.
* Cynthia Darlene Brady to
Indira Hardial, L38/39 Blk 368
Leisure Lakes Sec 17, $40,000.
* Joseph S. Graisbery to
Bonnie Ochoa, L47 Sylvan
Shores Est. Sec D, $128,000.
* Leroy E. Martin to George
Filip, L5 Blk 234 Placid Lakes
Sec 20, $28,000.
* Daniel G. Clark Sr. to
Gary E. Lamperelli, PT Sec 34-
36-30, $252,500.
* Denise Renee Campensa
to Juan R. Moreno, L23/24 Blk
55 Sebring Country Est. Sec 3,
$50,000.

May 9
* Miriam R. Casner.to Hans
P. Muhlfeld, L388 "Sebring
Hills, $145,000.
* Bobby L. Street to
Heartland Investments, L5
Lake Isis/Otlier/Easement,
$175,000.
* Innovative Investment
Strategies to Entrust
Administration Inc.,
L9444/9445 Avon Park Lakes
Unit 29, $13,500.
* Mohammed A. Barrie to
Team Home Buyers Inc., L57
.Highlands Homes Sub,
$30,000.
* Mohammed A. Barrie to
Team Home Buyers Inc., L101
Highlands Homes Sub,
$30,000.
* Mohammed A. Barrie to
Team Home Buyers Inc., Parcel
151 Highlands Homes Sub,
. $30,000.
* Mohammed A. Barrie to
Team Home Buyers Inc., L41
Highlands Home Sub, $30,000.
* Frank F. White to Joseph
A. Veillette, L5 Tomoka
Heights Sec 6, $245,000.
* Virginia E. Drane to Blake
Hanrahan, PT Tract 1646 In Sec
10-34-29, $8,000.
* Clyde J. Hawkins'to John
Svoboda, L53 Blk 230 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Sec 19,
$12,000.
* Rose Mark to Line 13
Properties, L3 Blk 13
Highlands Park Est. Sec N,
$9,000.
* C H L Holdings Inc. to
Teotimo Gonzalez, L4 Blk 145
Leisure Lakes Sec 2, $25,000.
* C H L Holdings Inc. to
Patricia Robb, L10 Blk 153


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Leisure Lakes Sec 2, $25,000.
* James R. Szyplik to
Banyan Land Title Corp., Lll
Blk 1 Highlands Park Est. Sec
W, $1,000.
* Hugh F. Fantone to
Banyan Land Title Corp., L2
Blk 13 Highlands Park Est. Sec
C, $1,000.
* Jose Cano Garcia to Prado
& Son, L21 Blk 3 Sebring
Ridge Sec G, $33,000.
* Howard C. Godwin to
Homayoon Abtahi, L17-20 Blk
C Holly Shore, $45,200.
* Woolard Marlin
McClellan to Homayoon
Abtahi, L17-20 Blk C Holly
Shore, $45,200.
* Wava Godwin Howard to
Homayoon Abtahi, L17-20 Blk
C Holly Shore, $90,300.
* World 0 World Corp. to
Rita Spolitis, L20/21 Blk 217
Leisure Lakes Sec 14, $49,800.
* World 0 Wqrld Corp. to
Yelena Garfinkle, L3 Blk 98
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 10,
$18,000.
* Heartland Partners Inc. to
Joan Bickford, L9071/9072
Unit 28 Avon Park Lakes,
$119,900.
* Renaud Daux to
Paramasivan Halasyamani, L60
Blk 1 Orange Blossom Est. Unit
4, $20,000.
* David H. Mossman to
Line 13 Properties, L8 Blk 25
Highlands Park Est: Sec R,
$6,000.
* Edward Muller to Line 13
Properties, L20 Blk 13
Highlands ,Park Est. Sec L,
$9,000.
* Kenneth Lare to Patrick
Riggs, L9916/9917 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 30, $16,900.
* Anton G. Smid to Santiago
Mairena, L22 Blk 137 Placid
Lakes Sec 11, $25,400.
* Anna Mae Krejci to Line
13 Properties, L5 Blk 3
Highlands Park Est. Sec L,
$6,000.
* Thomas L. Cooper to
Norris R. Logan, Unit V5-A
The Bluffs of Sebring Condo
Phase 3, $125,000.
* Edmund H. Drake to
Ronald Peter Nigro, PT Tract 5
Sec 8-35-3 I/Easement,
$22,500.
* Ruth Albert to Senovia
Abrahams, Ll Blk 528 Leisure
Lakes Sec 18, $26,000.
* Albert Ruth to Estanya
Collins Ten-Hue, L2 Blk 528
Leisure Lakes Sec 18, $25,000.
* G K Y Venture Inc. to
Claudette M. Simpson, L7 Blk
21 Orange Blossom Est. Unit
12, $25,000.
* George E. Kees to Arthur
L. Jones, L56 Pine & Lake Sub,
$69,200.
* Robert C. Gradwell to
Beryl Johnson, L5 Blk 53
Orange Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 18, $19,900,
* Properties of Central
Florida to Ivy Claudette
Armstrong, L3 Blk 9 Avon Park
Est., $27,900.
* Properties of Central
Florida to Cecelia Dinh, PT L4
Blk 23 Avon Park Est., $42,900.
* Daniel R. Betler to
Victoria L. Boyd, L3 Blk B The
Grove 1st Add, $160,000.
* Daniel R. Betler to
Victoria L. Boyd, L2 Blk B The
Grove Ist Adtd, $24,900.
* Douglas J. Redwood to
Robert .Webster, PT Sec 24-35-
29, $137,500.
* Jorge M. Garcia to Robert
L. Matovich, L281 Sec D
Sylvan Shores, $17,000.
* Vicente Ortiz Pagan to
Abdel K. Cedeno, L5 Blk 15


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.Sebring Hills South, $14,000.
* Stonehenge Builders IV
Inc. to John R. Squitero, PT
L17 BIk 281 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 13, $129,900.
* Renaud Daux to Liliana
Martinez, L6765/6766 Unit 21
Avon Park Lakes, $16,000.
* Renaud Daux to Byron L.
Francis, L75 Lake Sebring Est.,
$25,000.
* Alan Maurer to Edward
Jerome Williams, L27 Blk 58
Resub of Blks 58/69 Placid
Lakes Secs 6/8, $183,500.
* Kerry J. Lander to Steven
M. Brown, L18 Blk 14 River
Ridge Ranches Unrec, $65,000.
* Evondor Property Inc. to
Mydex Properties &
Investments Inc., L41 Blk 193
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
11, $13,000.
* German A. Moscat to
Santiago Carballo, L11 Blk 136
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 12,
$8,500.
* Evondor Property Inc. to
Mydex Properties &
Investments Inc., L34 Blk 194
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
11, $13,000.
* Syed M. Slam to
International Investments, L9
Blk 153 Placid Lakes Sec 12,
$29,900.
* Thomas E. Morris Sr. to
Sebring Land Development
Group, L79 Highlands Homes
Sub, $63,000.
* Fernando A. Gomez-
Pineda to H & H Securities Inc.,
L3/4/32 Blk 21 Highlands Park
Est., $15,00Q.
* Ronald Simeon to Lake
Placid Homes, L16 Blk 200
Placid Lakes Sec 18, $33,000.
* . Stephen Kaplan to
Myreille J. Ariol, L25 Blk 3
Unit 5 Sec 14 Orange Blossom
Est., $40,000.
* Minjo Corporation to
International Investments,
L13/14 Blk 8 Placid Lakes Sec
19, $56,000.
* Conrad Saddler to Lillian
A. Jeremiah, L7 Blk 58 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5,
$24,000.
* Richard J. Howell to
International Investments, L15
Blk 11 Placid Lakes Sec
2/Other, $52,000.
* Dennis C. Griffin to Lake
Placid Homes, L4 Blk 15 Placid
Lakes Sec 2, $24,000.
* Banyan Land Title Corp.


to Gladys Colas, L684/685
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 2,
$16,500.
* Amelia Puppala to Lake
Placid Homes, L5/6 Blk 259
Placid Lakes Sec 20, $58,000.
* Lewis E. Smith to Rodrigo
Martinez, L5 Blk 151 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$18,500.
* Maria Rosario G. Fujiki to
David F. Anderson, L36 Blk 8
Placid Lakes Sec 1, $25,000.
* Lewis E. Smith to Rodrigo
Martinez, L6 Blk 151 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$18,500.
* Thomas Keith Reynolds to
Ricardo Crespo, L14 Blk 10
Orange Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 14, $16,500.
* James L. Norzinskay to
Chad Yarbrough, LI Blk 3
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 9,
$20,000.
* Orval E. Bestian to
International Investments, L60
Blk 37 Placid Lakes Sec 4,
$30,000.
* Kenneth Gourgue to
International Investments, L17
Blk 282' Placid Lakes Sec 20,
$30,000.
* Richard W. Mavis to Greg
Hoover, L225/230/263/264
Blue Heron Golf & Country
Club, $156,000.
* Kishore P. Rao to
International Investments, L7
Blk 3 Placid Lakes Sec 19,
$30,000.
* George F. Wickiser to
Bridglal Ramkissoon, L13 Blk
740 Replat Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 15, $339,000.
* Alfonso Davila Quintana
to Landvestors, L18 Blk 82 Sun
'N Lakes Est. Sec 9, $9,000.
* Ibanez Properties Inc. to
Lakes Placid Homes, L26 Blk
252 Placid Lakes Sec 20,
$25,000.
* Larry C. Hooper to
Frederic Zuniga, L11692/11693
Avon Park Lakes Unit 36,
$15,000.
* Ibanez Properties Inc. to
Lakes Placid Homes, L27 Blk
252 Placid Lakes Sec 20,
$25,000.
* Dorothy Melissa A. Esmie,
L10533/10534 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 33, $2,800.
* Flett Properties Inc. to
Delve Gohagen, L25 BIk 254
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sebring Unit
13, $47,500.


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The Community Calendar pro-
vides 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 call-
ing 385-6155, ext. 528; send
any changes by e-mail to
cindv. marshall @newssun. coin;
or mail them to News-Sun
Community Calendar, 2227
U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL
33870.

TODAY
* AMERICAN LEGION
POST 25 LAKE PLACID
has lounge hours from 1-9
p.m. Live music is from 5-8
p.m. For details, call 465-
7940.
* AMVETS POST 21, serve
12 ounce New York strip steak
dinner from 4-6 p.m. on fourth
Sunday at 2029 U.S. 27 S.
Cost is $7.50. For details, call
385-0234.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
NARCOTICS ANONY-
MOUS meets at 8 p.m. at the
Lakeside house, 1513 S.
Highlands Ave., Avon Park.
For details, call the 24-hour
hotline 1-800-850-7347 or
(941) 616-0460.
* HIGHLANDS SHRINE
CLUB 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 arid 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
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For 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 ASSOCI-
ATION SUPPORT GROUP
meets at 2 p.m. at the Oaks of
Avon, 1010 U.S. 27 North,
Avon Park. For details, call
385-3444.
* AMERICAN LEGION
PLACID POST 25 LAKE
PLACID has shuffleboard at
1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9
p.m. For details, call 465-
7940.
* AVON PARK VETER-
ANS HONOR GUARD
meets at 5:30 p.m. the last
Monday at the American
Legion Post 69 in Avon Park.
Breakfast will not be served
until September. For details,
call 382-0315.
* BOY SCOUT TROOP 482
meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave.,
Lake Placid.
* DIABETES SUPPORT
GROUP meets 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.
* FRATERNAL ORDER
OF EAGLES 4240 AERIE
plays darts at 7 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details call 655-4007.
* GARDEN CLUB OF
SEBRING meets noon, fourth
Monday, Sebring Civic Center.
For more details, call 385-
2886 or 471-1706.
* HARMONY HOEDOWN-
ERS 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@sdm-
dunn.net.
* 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
DEMOCRATIC EXECU-
TIVE COMMITTEE meets 7
p.m. fourth Monday in the
Democratic Party
Headquarters, 4216 Sebring


Parkway, Sebring. For details,
call 699-6052.
* 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
Brethren, 700 S. Pine St.,
Sebring (September through
May). No auditions are
required to join and all ages
are welcome. For details or to
book a concert, call'Cheryl
Cometta at 699-2663 or Pat
Riccobono at 385-4045.
* LAKE PLACID AMERI-
CAN LEGION POST 25
meets 8 p.m., Legion hall.
* 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 7:30 p.m.,
401 Tulane, Avon Park.
* ORCHID SOCIETY OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
meets 7 p.m. on the fourth
Monday at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center,
4509 George Blvd., Sebring.
Call Ed Fabik at 465-2830 for
details.
* 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 AMERICAN
ASSOCIATION FOR
RETIRED PERSONS meets
1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine
Street, Sebring.
* 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 noon,
Takis Family Restaurant,
Sebring.
* SOUTH FLORIDA COM-
MUNITY COLLEGE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CONCERT BAND rehearses
at 7 p.m., Sebring High
School Band Room, Sebring.
Adults and SFCC students
with band performing experi-
ence are welcome. For more
details, call Dwight Smith at
386-0655 or Larry Vezina at
382-3955.
* 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 LADIES AUX-
ILIARY POST 4300 meets 2
p.m. fourth Monday, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
* 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. .
N 8 & 40 SALON 687 Call
Betty Darmer, 465-2272, for
details.
* 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. . . '- " * ,. . : . I
* 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.
* HEARTLAND AVIAN
SOCIETY meets at 7:30 p.m.


fourth Tuesday at SunTrust
Bank, 126 W. Center Ave.,
Sebring. Society sponsors a
yearly bird show in January.
Periodic seminars are offered
featuring guest speakers.
Funds raised are used to sup-
port scientific research benefit-
ting birds and further educa-
tion for veterinarian students.
For more details, call Maxine
June at 465-9358 or Lisa
Greene at 465-5558.
* THE HEARTLAND
HARMONIZERS BARBER-
SHOP 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 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.
* 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.
* KNIGHTS OF COLUM-
BUS COUNCIL 5441 meets
8 p.m. every second and
fourth Tuesday at Knights of.
Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27
N., Sebring. For details, call
385-0987.
* LAKE PLACID ELKS
LODGE 2661 meets 8 p.m.,
second and fourth Tuesdays.
* LAKE PLACID
JAYCEES meets
7:30 p.m., Jaxson's. Board
meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe
Collins, 655-5545, for details.
* LAKE PLACID LIONS
CLUB meets 7 p.m. second
and fourth Tuesday at Beef
O'Brady's in the Winn Dixie
shopping plaza in Lake Placid.
For details, call Jeanne
Parzygnat at 699-0743 or 441-
1207.
* LAKE PLACID WOMEN
OF THE MOOSE has a busi-
ness meeting at 7:30 p.m. the
fourth Tuesday at the lodge.
* LORIDA COMMUNITY
CLUB meets at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Lorida


Community Center to plan
events.
* MASONIC LODGE meets
8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake
Placid.
* OVEREATERS ANONY-
MOUS meets from 8-9 a.m.
every Tuesday at Walker
Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd, Avon Park. For
details, call 385-4277.
* PLACID LAKES
BRIDGE CLUB meets 9 a.m.
to 1:3Q 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 var-
ied .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.
* TOPS (TAKE OFF
POUNDS SENSIBLY).
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in from 4-4:45 p.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, 215 East
Circle St., Avon Park. Use the
parking lot entrance on
LaGrande Street. Meeting is at
5 p.m. For details, call 453-
7984 or 453-0760.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 4300 has
a card tournament at 2 p.m. at
the post, 2011 SE Lakeview
Drive, Sebring. For details,
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restaurant manager who was lapsing," said Marcus Michles, cramping, Michles said. He
nearly electrocuted examining Eberlin's attorney. "Mr. Eberlin undergoes regular physical Information from:
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Eberlin of Gulf Breeze on
Wednesday. They found
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Sunrise Hospitality of
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injuries Eberlin, 35, suffered on
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The companies own
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was working when customers
complained that exterior
Christmas lights at the nearby
hotel were connected to
exposed wires in the base of a
fallen lamp post.
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New Year's
delayed -
somewhat
WASHINGTON - The
year 2006 has been postponed.
But not for long.
A leap second will be insert-
ed in the world's clocks just
before midnight - Greenwich
mean time - on New Year's
Eve, the U.S. Naval
Observatory reported Friday.
That means 7 p.m. EST,
Dec. 31, will occur one second
later than it would have other-
wise.
Leap seconds are needed
occasionally because modem
atomic clocks measure time
with great accuracy, while the
rotation of the Earth can be.
inconsistent.
The rotation of the Earth
has been slowing down, so
leap seconds keep the clocks
and the Earth from getting out
of sync with one another.
This will be the 23rd leap
second that has been inserted
since 1972 when an interna-
tional timekeeping agreement
was signed, according to the
Observatory. The last one was
inserted seven years ago.

Authorities try
to determine if
body that of
20th seaplane
victim
By CURT ANDERSON
Associated Press Writer
MIAMI - Authorities
sought to determine Friday
whether a body found floating
in the Atlantic Ocean several
miles from the site of a fatal
seaplane crash was that of the
missing 20th victim.
The man's body was found
floating about three miles off
Key Biscayne by a boater who
called the Coast Guard at 9:25
a.m., said Coast Guard spokes-
woman Gretchen Eddy.
The location is about nine
miles south of Miami Beach,
where the Chalk's Ocean
Airways seaplane crashed
Monday afternoon, killing all
20 passengers and crew
aboard.
The lone missing passenger
was identified as Sergio
Danguillecourt, 42, a member
of the board of directors of
Miami-based distiller Bacardi
Ltd., said Miami Beach police
spokesman Bobby Hernandez.
"We don't know for certain
if it's his body," Hernandez
said.
The body was being taken
to the Miami-Dade medical
examiner's office for identifi-
cation, Eddy said.
Danguillecourt, the great-
great grandson of Bacardi's
founder, was traveling from
Miami to the Bahamas island
of Bimini with his wife,
Jacqueline Kfiz
Danguillecourt.'The couple
lived on Fisher Island - just
south of the Government Cut
shipping channel where the
plane went down - with their
two sons.
Also Friday, divers wrapped
up their search for small,
remaining airplane pieces on
the ocean floor, said National
Transportation Safety Board
spokesman Paul Schlamm.


"They got almost 100 per-
cent of what they were looking
for," he said.
Most of the aircraft was
recovered Wednesday in about
35 feet of water and was
already being examined by
NTSB experts.
NTSB officials are paying
special attention to cracks dis-
covered on a main support'of
the 58-year-old seaplane's
right wing, which came off
before the plane crashed.
Chalk's, which has operated
since 1919, grounded its
remaining four Grumman G73
seaplanes to determine
whether they also have similar
fractures.

Marine
accidentally
shot to death
by member in
his unit
CULLMAN, Ala. - A
Marine from northern
Alabama was in his barracks
in Iraq listening to country
music on his laptop when he
was accidentally shot to death
by a member of his unit, his
family said.
Military officials have con-
firmed that Cpl. Adam Fales,
22, of CuIlman, was acciden-
tally shot to death in Fallujah
on Dec. 16, but have not
released details.
Fales' brother, Jacob Fales,
said the family learned from
the military that he was listen-
ing to music with three of his
fellow Marines before two of
them got up to leave.
"They picked up their guns.
One of them accidentally
pulled the trigger. The gun was
pointed at Adam," Jacob Fales,
who is also a Marine corporal,
told The Cullman Times in a
story Friday.
He said the news came as a
relief to the family, which ini-
tially thought foul play may
have been involved. Fales'
mother said Tuesday that
Marines told her that her son
had been shot in the back of
the head while sleeping.
Jacob Fales said the
Marines in his brother's unit
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leading to the fatal shooting.
He said the gun chambers
should have been cleared of
ammunition and that guns are
also supposed to be pointed in
the air to prevent accidents.
"We realize it was an acci-
dent," Jacob Fales said. "It's
no different than someone run-
ning a stop sign and causing
an accident in a car. This is
something they will have to
live with for the rest of their
lives."
He said his mother request-
ed that the members of his unit
not be punished.
"They were his buddies," he
said.
Fales was assigned to a unit
based at the Marine Corps Air
Station at Cherry Point, N.C.
Officials there have not pub-
licly released details from the
investigation or said if the
shooting would result in an
arrest.

Government
reinstates
safety officer
who alleged
misconduct in
AIDS research
By JOHN SOLOMON
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON -
Reversing course, the govern-
ment's premier health research
agency has reinstated a med-
ical safety expert who was
fired after raising allegations
of scientific misconduct and
sexual harassment in federal
AIDS research, his lawyer said
Friday.
The National Institutes of
Health's reinstatement of Dr.
Jonathan Fishbein settles a
two-year battle that prompted
both congressional and federal
investigations. It also drew
attention to an entire class of
researchers and safety experts
the government initially
claimed didn't deserve
whistleblower protections.
Fishbein alleged he was
fired for raising safety con-
cerns in government AIDS
research. NIH said he was
fired for poor performance
even though he had been rec-,.
ommended for a cash perform-
ance bonus just weeks before
he was notified of his termina-
tion.
He was one of a few NIH
whistleblowers whose plight
was highlighted in Associated
Press stories over the last year
examining allegations of safe-
ty problems with federal AIDS
research in the United States
and Africa, sexual harassment
of female NIH workers and
the use of foster children to
test AIDS drugs.


By ADRIAN SAINZ
Associated Press Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE - After Hurricane
Wilma mangled Carla McMullen's rental home
two months ago, she and her three children slept
in her compact car, next to strangers in a county
shelter and on the dirty floor of an acquaintance's
home.
McMullen managed to work and send her kids
to school, but only recently did the single mother
finally secure a clean, two-bedroom apartment
provided by Broward County.
Because of Wilma, this will be a dismal
Christmas for McMullen and her children, ages
8, 12 and 16, and thousands of other South
Floridians. McMullen said she received about
$1,300 from the ' Federal Emergency
Management Agency for housing assistance but
because of the spiking rents, she has been unable
to find an affordable place.
"It's going to pretty much suck," said
McMullen, 35, as she unpacked clothes and other
items from her car. "My kids were even telling
me not to get them anything, but I still plan to get
them something. Normally, we're putting up the
Christmas tree and making cookies around this
time of year."
Thousands of. homes were destroyed by
Wilma, which struck Oct. 24, and the subsequent
rains that collapsed damaged roofs. While many
displaced residents are living with family or
friends, thousands are still in their damaged
homes or relief shelters.
Some of those left without shelter - many of
them poor to begin with - now find themselves
living in a motel under a Miami-Dade County
program. Some are looking for jobs and apart-
ments, while others await word that they either
received federal assistance or must find their own
place.
David Alvarez, a 30-year-old Miami computer
technician, was among those living at the City
Inn, which is hard against Interstate 95 and has a
five-story Heineken can painted on its side.
Alvarez and others say the hotel has old rooms
and cockroaches - issues management says it
works to correct.
Alvarez lived in two,shelters after Wilma dam-
aged his rental home. To make matters worse, he
says his car was stolen days after the storm, mak-
ing it impossible for him to work making in-
home computer repairs.
He can't stay with his mother, who cares for
his ill father, and he has been waiting for federal
or county assistance.
For Alvarez and many others at the City Inn,
he's angry and frustrated at the delays and cele-
brating the holidays isn't even a consideration.
"It's (just) before Christmas and I'm still in
this position," Alvarez said. "I spent


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Thanksgiving by myself, and that was a very
depressing day. I woke up crying.
"Most every day I wake up crying. It's just too
much of a load."
At one point, 68 families and about 230 people
were staying at the City Inn, said Brad Simon,
director of the Office of Homeless Services in
. Miami-Dade. He says he plans to provide a holi-
day meal and possibly a visit from Santa Claus
for those still at the City Inn.
In Broward County, government officials and
church groups also plan to provide some holiday
cheer for Wilma victims.
Broward's human services department will be
delivering food and gifts to about 70 families.
"We're going to ensure these families will be
able to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah,
Kwanzaa, whatever," said Marlene Wilson,
Broward's human services director.
In Davie, where several mobile home parks
were hit hard by Wilma's wind and rain, the
EASE program will give food and gifts to about
350 storm victims, and churches and busy food
banks also provide meals for the poor throughout
South Florida.
But, in a sign that everything is not back to
normal, the popular Holiday Fantasy of Light has
been canceled because of Wilma damage.
David Medina, 39, lamented the huge light
show's cancellation because his son, Vladimir,
had such a good time last year as they went
through the park, looking at the many displays.
The Davie exterminator said he plans to celebrate
Christmas with a neighborhood party complete
with roast pork and tamales - even though his
family's mobile home has a blue tarp covering
their damaged roof.
Medina and his wife, a housekeeper, didn't
work for a week after Wilma and their budget
took a brief hit, but they'll get little Vladimir a
new Buzz Lightyear toy and some others.
But something just doesn't feel right.
"The holidays are a little more calm this year"
because of Wilma, Medina said. "You don't feel
as much Christmas spirit as you have in the past."


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-460 GCS
NARESH BHOJNAUTH and INDERA
BHOJNAUTH
Plaintiffs,
-vs-
RICHARD LEWIS HOWARD and MARGARET
ANN HOWARD, individually and as Trustees
of the GLENDON DANIELSON TRUST,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RICHARD LWEIS HOWARD and MAR-
GARET ANN HOWARD individually and as
Trustees of the GLENDON DANIELSON TRUST
or other parties claiming to have any right, ti-
tle or interest in the property hereinafter de-
scribed.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following real property in
Highlands County, Florida:
Lot 18, Block 106, of ORANGE BLOSSOM
COMMUNITY COUNTRY CLUB, Unit 19, ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 10, Page 6, Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defense,
if any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address is: Clifford R. Rhoades,
Esq., Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A., 227 North
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870, and
file the original with the Clerk of the above
named court on or before January 25, 2006;
otherwise a judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint
or Petition.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN
ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE
OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, (863) 534-
4690, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU
ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICE (800) 955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on this 15th day of December, 2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 25, 2005; January 1, 8, 15, 2006


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, 51orida.
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,
jebring, FL 33870, on or before January 11,
2006, and file the original with the clerk of this


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court either before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the 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 C UNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER PC 05-1209
IN.RE: ESTATE OF
BEVERLY ANN TAYLOR,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of BEVER-
LY ANN TAYLOR, deceased, File Number PC-
05-1209 is pending in the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representative and
the 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 within three months must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY tF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NO SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first Publication of this notice
is December 18, 2005.
Personal Representative:
DIANE TAYLOR SAWYER
2383 Montano Street
Deltona, FL 32738
Attorney For Personal Representative:
/s/ Marvin L. Beaman Jr.
Florida Bar No. 122321
MARVIN L. BEAMAN, JR., P.A.
605 N. Wymore Road
Winter Park, Florida 32789-2893
Tel. 407-628-4200
Fax 407-740-8402
December 18, 25, 2005

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE
AND NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE
HEARING NO. CPA-06-372SS AND P&Z 1830
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUB-
LIC HEARING will be,held before the High-
lands County Planning and Zoning Commis-
sion and the Local Planning Agency on the
10th day of January, 2006, beginning at 1:00
P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the
County Commissioners' Board Room, High-
lands County Government Center Building,
600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida,
on Amendment No. CPA-06-372SS, Ordi-
nance 05-06-_ and Amendment No. P&Z
1830, Resolution 05-06- . Consideration
will be given to changing the Future Land Use
map and the official zoning atlas within the
area described in the advertisement and trans-
mittal to the Department of Community Af-
fairs. The County of Highlands will consider a
change to the designated land use within the
area described, from "Agricultural" to "Medi-
um Density Residential" and a change to the
Official Zoning Atlas designation from AU (Ag-
ricultural) to R-1A (Residential district) within
the area described as follows: Approximately
8.9 acres located on the West side of Catfish
Creek Road at the intersection with Deanna
Drive, and legally described as follows: A por-
tion of the East Half of Section 2, Township 37
South, Range 29 East, Highlands Counts, Flor-
ida, more particularly described as follows:
COMMENCE at the Quarter section corner on
the East line of said Section 2; thence North
1� 35' 10" West along the East line of said
Section 2 for a distance of 12.86 feet to a
point; thence South 87* 52' 20" West for a
distance of 33.0 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence continue South 87� 52' 20"
West for a distance of 483.69 feet to a point;
thence South for a distance of 34.93 feet to a
point; thence South 87� 52' 20" West for a
distance of 25.0 feet to a point; thence South
for a distance of 359.89 feet to a point; thence
South 87� 29' 10" East for a distance of 75.84
feet to a point; thence South 11� 50' 55" West
for a distance of 128.25 feet to a point; thence
South 46� 14' 10" East for a distance of
222.01 feet to a point; thence South 1� 00'
50" West for a distance of 196.0 feet to a
point; thence North 80� 51' 50" East for a
distance of 329.29 feet to a point on the West
right-of-way line of Catfish Creek Road;
thence North 10 35' 10" West along the said
West right-of-way line of Catfish Creek Road
for a distance of 840.87 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING. Containing 8.950 acres more or
less.
Recommendations of the Planning and Zoning
Commission and Local Planning Agency will
be submitted to the Board of County Commis-
sioners for final action at public hearing on
the 24th day of January, 2006, beginning at
9:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as possible in
the County Commissioners' Board Room,
Highlands County Government Center Build-
ing, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Flor-
ida.
A copy of this notice is available for public in-
spection during regular business hours in the
office of the Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners at the Highlands County Gov-
ernment Center, 590 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The proposed
Ordinance and Resolution may be inspected
by the public at the Highlands County Zoning
Department, 501 South Commerce Avenue,
Suite 2, Sebring; Florida 33870, between the
hours of 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Monday
through Friday, except holidays. Inquiries or
written testimony should be directed to Gary
Lower, Zoning Supervisor, at this address or
by phone at (863) 402-6639. Photocopies
may be obtained at this location for fifteen
cents ($0.15) per page. Please reference the
Amendment Number when calling or writing.
All interested persons may appear and be
heard at the time and place specified above.


Any person who might wish to appeal any de-
cision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Highlands County, Florida, in public
hearing or meeting is hereby advised that they
will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose, they may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made
which will include the testimony and evidence
upon which such appeal is to be based.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes
should contact Mr. Freddie Carino, ADA Coor-
dinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc.co.highlands.fl.us.
Request for CART or interpreter services
should be made at least 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE PLANNING & ZON-
ING AND THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY
MEETING.
Mr. Lew Carter, Chairman of the Planning and
Zoning Commission and Local Planning Agen-


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cy.
Mr. Bob Bullard, Chairman of the Board of
County Commissioners.
December 25, 30, 2005

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING-
NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE
AND NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE
-HEARING NO. CPA-06-364SS AND P&Z 1822
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUB-
LIC HEARING will be held before the High-
lands County Planning and Zoning Commis-
sion and the Local Planning Agency on the
10th day of January, 2006, beginning at 1:00
P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the
County Commissioners' Board Room, High-
lands County Government Center Building,
600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida,
on Amendment No. CPA-06-364SS, Ordi-
nance 05-06-_ and Amendment No. P&Z
1822, Resolution 05-06- . Consideration
will be given to changing the Future Land Use
map and the official zoning atlas within the
area described in the advertisement and trans-
mittal to the Department of Community Af-
fairs. The County of Highlands will consider a
change to the designated land use within the
area described, from "Agricultural" to "Com-,
mercial"'and a change to the Official Zoning.
Atlas designation from B-3 CU (Business dis'
trict with a Conditional Use) to B-3 (Business
district) within the area described as follows:
Approximately 4.25 acres located on the East
side of S.R. 17 at the Seaboard Coastline Rail-
road crossing, and legally described as fol-
lows: All of Block Z, In LAKEMONT ESTATES,
according to the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 2, at Page 128, of the Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
AND
A portion of Tract 30, of BASKET LAKE
GROVES, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 25, of the Public
Records of DeSoto County, Florida, of which
Highlands County was formerly a part, being
more particularly described as follows: BEGIN
at the Northwest corner of said Tract 30;
thence South 330 feet; thence East 655.5
thence North 200 feet to Railroad right-of-
way; thence along said Railroad right-of-way
to a point on the North line of said Tract 30;
thence West along the North line of said Tract
30 to the Northwest corner of Tract 30, the
Point of Beginning. All lying in Section 7,
Township 34 South, Range 29 East, Highlands
County, Florida, LESS road right-of-way. Con-
taining 4.088 acres.
Recommendations of the Planning and Zoning
Commission and Local Planning Agency will
be submitted to the Board of County Commis-
sioners for final action at public hearing on
the 24th day of January, 2006, beginning at
9:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as possible in
the County Commissioners' Board Room,
Highlands County Government Center Build-
ing, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Flor-
ida.
A copy of this notice is available for public in-
spection during regular business hours in the
office of the Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners at the Highlands County Gov-
ernment Center, 590 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The proposed
Ordinance and Resolution may be inspected
by the public at the Highlands County Zoning
Department, 501 South Commerce Avenue,
Suite 2, Sebring, Florida 33870, between the
hours of 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Monday
through Friday, except holidays. Inquiries or
written testimony should be directed to Gary
Lower, Zoning Supervisor, at this address or
by phone at (863) 402-6639. Photocopies
may be obtained at this location for fifteen
cents ($0.15) per page. Please reference the
Amendment Number when calling or writing.
All interested persons may appear and be
heard at the time and a plj.:ce p-:iea above
Any person who mighl m,.n 10 appeal any .ae
cision made by tIe Bro.ird ol d6unrty Commis-
sioners of Highlarit' u rury. Fhrjda. in puilic;
hearing or meeting is hereby advised that they
will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose, they may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made
which will include the testimony and evidence
upon which such appeal is to bb based.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes
should contact Mr. Freddie Carino, ADA Coor-
dinator at: . 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc.co.highlands.fl.us.
Request for CART or interpreter services
should be made at least 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE PLANNING & ZON-
ING AND THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY
MEETING.
Mr. Lew Carter, Chairman of the Planning and
Zoning Commission and Local Planning Agen-
cy.
Mr. Bob Bullard, Chairman of the Board of
County Commissioners.
December 25, 30, 2005

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Pursuant to Section 715.109, notice is
hereby given that the following property will
be offered for public sale and will sell at public
outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash:
A 1972 EDIS House Trailer, VIN Number
11798, and the contents therein, if any, aban-
doned by previous owner, and tenant, Mildred
E. Kreger.
Southland Court Mobile Home Park, 115 N.
Florida Avenue, Lot #159, Avon Park, Florida
33825 on January 6,2006 at 10:00 a.m.
EDWARDS & SELLS, P.A.
1515 Ringling Blvd., Suite 840
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Telephone: (941) 363-0110
Attorney for Southland Court
By: /s/ Alyssa M. Sells
Florida Bar No. 0352410
December 25, 30, 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 DORRETT J. EBANKS, 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
his 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. Daft
Deputy Clerk
December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2005


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Pursuant to Section 715.109, notice is
hereby given that the following property will
be offered for public sale and will sell at public
outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash:
A 1969 SKYLINE BUDDY House Trailer,
VIN Number SF3682C, and the contents there-
in, if any, abandoned by previous owner, Mil-
dred E. Kreger and previous tenants, Rebekah
Ramsey and Clay Ramsey.
Southland Court Mobile Home Park, 115 N.
Florida Avenue, Lot #117, Avon Park, Florida
33825 on January 6, 2006 at 10:30 a.m.
EDWARDS & SELLS, P.A.
1515 Ringling Blvd., Suite 840
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Telephone: (941) 363-0110
Attorney for Southland Court
By: /s/ Alyssa M. Sells
Florida Bar No. 0352410
December 25, 30, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 05-0736
SANDHILL ENTERPRISES, INC., a Florida
Corporation,
Plaintiffs,
-vs-
JULIO and CHRISTINA SOSA,
'Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: Defendants, JULIO and CHRISTINA SOSA
and the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against her who are
not known to be dead or alive, and all un-
known natural persons, if alive, and if dead, or
not known to be dead or alive, their several
and respective unknown spouses, heirs,*devi-
sees, grantees or creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, or under those unknown
natural persons; and the several and respec-
tive unknown assigns, successors in interest,
trustees or any other person claiming by,
through, under or against any corporation or
other legal entity named as a Defendant; and
all claimants, persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is un-
known, claiming under any of the above-
named'or described Defendants or parties .
claiming to have any right, title or interest in
and to the lands thereafter described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following described property
in Highlands County, Florida:
The South 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of South-
west 1/4 and the Northeast 1/4 of the South-
east 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the South-
West 1/4 of Section 23, Township 34 South,
Range 29 East, of the Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida. -
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Lon Worth Crow IV, Attorney for
Plaintiffs, 211 North Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or be-
fore February 6, 2006, (45 days) otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on December 21,2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
December 25, 2005; January 1, 8, 15, 2006
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST
HEARING NO. 1529
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED.that a PUB-
LIC HEARING will be held before the HIGH-
LANDS COUNT(' Bj4rid 1I Anrluimenr or, Irr
10th day 0or Janu 2006 beagnniij 3 1 00
P.M., or i .sw i. erearler aj por, il]e. in ire
County (ommirrsiorers' Board Fiioom. High.
lands Cou:ur,' overnmern1'LerTln Buildil
600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida,
to consider a variance request-to allow a 10
foot corner setback instead of the required 15
feet and a 4 foot side yard setback instead of
the required 7 1/2 feet to replace mobile
home, within the area described as follows:
Approximately 1/4 acre lot located on the
Southwest corner of the intersection of E 0
Douglas Avenue and Blue Fish Drive, and le-
gally described as follows: Lot 33, of Ridge-
wood Estates, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 11, Page 27 of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Any person or persons interested or affected
by this change are invited to attend this hear-
ing. You may.submit comments in writing to
the attention of Gary F. Lower, Zoning Super-
visor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-
1926, or you may call (863). 402-6639, for
further information. Please reference the
above hearing number when calling -or
writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF AD-
JUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEET-
ING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE, PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL
INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact Mr. Freddie Carino, ADA Coor-
dinator at: (863)402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc.co.highlands.fl.us.
Requests for CART or interpreter services
should be made at least 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
Mr. Jim Brooks, Chairman
December 25, 30, 2005




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2100 Help Wanted
BOOKKEEPER/RECEPTIONISI
For Family Real Estate and Ag. Business
Quick Books-and Real Es(ate Knowledge help-
ful. Self motivated & Detail orientated essen-
tial. Written response and/or resume to:
Rafter T Ranch
PO0 Box 1069
Sebring, FL 33871


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Come to the Palms!
Bring your experience.
We need you to join the
team that delivers the best
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Apply in person at
725 S. Pine St., Sebring.
or fax: (863) 385-0161 or e-
mail palmshr@yahoo.com

CONSTRUCTION/ CONCRETE/ plant personnel
needed at Spancrete of Florida, Florida's Pre-
mier 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
DELIVERY DRIVER for ornamental nursery.
Class D CDL required. Apply Peace River
Growers, 3521 N. Nursery Rd. Zolfo Springs,
$9.00 per hour. EOE
DELIVERY DRIVERS- HEAVY LIFTING RE-
QUIRED, CLEAN APPEARANCE AND DRIVING
RECORD. DFWP (863)314-0559
DRIVERS NEEDED! LTL refrigerated
carrier needs O.T.R driver. Class "A"
CDL License & Min. 3 yrs exp. required.
Experience in Hauling food products
preferred. Location: Haines City, FL. Call
(800)434-4479. Average weekly pay
$1000.00
DRIVERS NEEDED-FLORIDA LTL
Refrigerated carrier needs local drivers..
Some overnight trips required. Must
have class "A" CDL and minimum 3 yrs
experience. Food hauling experience
preferred. Call (863)-419-2882
DRIVERS
Werner needs OTR truckers NOW! No exp:
needed! $700+/wk earning potential. No CDL?
No Problem! Training available! CALL NOW
1-800-493-1440
DRIVERS
Werner needs OTR truckers NOW! No exp.
needed! $700+/wk earning potential. No CDL?
No Problem! Training available! CALL NOW
1-800-493-1440


LABOR FINDERS









* 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:OOAM 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
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
F/T RECEPTIONIST
- NEEDED for Sebring office, must be multi-
task. Send resume to PO Box 1623, Lake
Placid, Fl. 33862. or fax to 863-699-5534
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER- Immediate
Opening avail. for the Sebring area. Exp.
working w/families in the areas of crisis inter-
vention, accessing services, and support
group facilitation and parenting education. En-
courage parents to participate in various cen-
ter activities. Conduction home visits. Involve-
ment with local agencies. Participating in en-
rollment. Bilingual (English/ Spanish) prefer-
red. Must be able to work flexible hours, eve-
ning work required and travel for training. Ap-
ply Aishan Holden or Evan Portee at the Sebr-
ing area office, 121 S. Highlands Ave Sebring,
Fl., 33870 by January 6, 2005.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do
not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, sex, age. national origin or disability.

FLORIDA JOINT & SPINE INSTITUTE
LPN: Experienced LPN needed for FAST
PACED, multi -physician practice. Know
ledge of Orthopedic office, procedures a
plus. must be multi task energetic peo-
ple person, exc. salary and benefit pack-
age. Fax resume 863-385-3866 Attn:
Nancy Henry.
FULL TIME
APPOINTMENT SEITERS
No Selling! $12.50 -28/hr.
Full bnfts-Pd training. This
is a great place to work!
Tammy 863-452-0330


HELP WANTED
Taxi drivers warned, must have
own car and clean driving re-
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2100 Help Wanted
DRIVERS NEEDED
immediately US Mail Route F/T. Exc
pay. Lake Placid./ Sebring CDL Class A
Clean MVR Call Bren. 904 874 8339
HIRING EXPERIENCED
waitress and kitchen help cook for busy
Breakfast Restaurant 950 Sefjiil
Square. Apply before. 2 pm.
Homemakers for the Elderly
Serve the elderly in their iiomes.
All Shifts. Retirees encouraged to apply
Home Instead Senior Care
866-224-1290
HUMANA MARKETPOINT-
A Fortune 200 Company, is
looking for Represent Ives to
sell Medicare Advantage and
Prescription Drug Plans in a
retail environment. Salary, car/
Communication allowances,
high commissions, and Market-
ing Support all included. Must
have a Life and Health Insurance
license. For immediate
consideration fax your resume
to: 1- 772-288-2064, or Email:
Jfagan@humana.com
IMMEDIATE OPENING- LPN or Certified MA
or Phlebotomist. Bi- Lingual preferred.
Duties include, giving shots and drawing
blood on children birth to 18 yrs of age in an
office setting. Fax resume to 863-453-9340
or call 863-452-0566. Openings in Sebring
and Lake Placid.





JOIN OUR ream of Winning Restaurant Pro-
fessionals Barnhill's Bullfet, 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
LEAD Supervisor
Position available for local citrus plant. Exp &
Bilingual Preferred, rotating shifts. $9.00 per
hr. 863-453-0011 fax 863-635-7328

MANAGER TRAINEE
Will you earn $30-40K this yr & more in
future year subsidiary of Fortune 500
Co. seeks 2 outside sales reps in the lo-
cal area. Must be ambitious, dependa-
ble, sports minded, & willing to travel in
local area. We offer: training, benefits
bonuses, weekly leads & more.
Promotions possible within first yr.
Call: Mr Mendoza . 863-233-9543
MANNING CITRUS
Needs Class A CDL Drivers to Haul Cit-
rus. $9.00 per hr. Call Frost Proof. 863-
635-3581 or 863-528-1413.


2100 Help Wanted
MECHANIC NEEDED for Lake Placid and Sebr-
ing. qualified person needed w' tools Excel
lent hourly play Call (863)619-0 IW ii , ii
Doug.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT &
Receptionist position available for busy
dermatology practice. Willing to tainu
out experience is a plus, Fearful need
iiot apply. Serious candidates must fax
resume to 863-386-1848

NEW OWNER
Ramada.Inn
of
Lake Placid
Now Hiring for all Positions
* Housekeeping FT/PT
*Front Desk Manager FT
* Night Auditor PT
Excellent pay benefits. Sub-
mit resume' to Front Desk or
Come in to complete
application. NO PHONE
CALLS!
2165 US 27 S
Lake Placid, FL


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

NOW HIRING
F/T kitchen Help. Apply in person Schooni's,
209 N. Main Ave L.P Inteiviewing
Dec 27th between 9ani- i am
. No phone calls!


TRUCK DRIVER
Responsible for safe operation of
trucks and related equipment. 1 year
experience in operation of trucks.
Possess FL. Commercial Driving
License, Class B. (This position is
located in Lake Placid)
Salary $8.76-$ 14.28 per hour-.
Apply at 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring, FL. 33870 Closes 1/10/06

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tant for Construction Development Company.
2 positions open. Must have Human Resour-
ces skills Financial skills and Computer it
rate. Salary open. Apply with resume and
cover letter to front desk. See Kenneth at
Ramada Inn. 2165 US 27 S. Lake Placid. II
33825

PART -TIME
Experience Secretary, 30 irs weekly.
9am 3pm. Computer & phone skills a plus.
organized, motivated Send resume to
3601 Sebiing Parkway, 33870.
PRESSING POSITION at Feathers Dry Clean-
ers. Apply in person 161 S. Commerce Sebr


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position of LPN. Office environment
Il License is Required. Come Join our
professional team. Monday - Friday
Competitive salary. Good hlouie aiii
benefits. Fax resuiime with Reference to:
Sheila Grant. HR Manager at (411 ,'
3630 or mail to P O Bo 3R,
Orlando Fl.. 32802-10' I


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 F/T
Medical receptionist.. Must be depend-
able, efficient, self starter, team player
w/coimpLIter skills. Send reply to Box
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Sebring. FL. 33870.


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863-381-2337
House Pads * Lot Clearing
Brush Removal Final Grading


NURSE MANAGER
SEBRING BRANCH
Gentiva is the largest Home
Care company in the US
Our Sebiing branch is
curiiently interviewing
Dynamic RN'S foi oui
Manager of
Clinical Practice
Manager caregiver
assignments, care of
plans & assessments
Negotiates Reimbursemeims
Recruitment/ retention, &
ensures compliance.
Must be an RN,
Discharge planning
home care, and or
management exp.
are all a plus!
Join a company that
appreciates their Managers
and Clinicians'
Competitive salary and
Excellent benefits start
1st month'of employment.
Call Denise Sheldon, DCOS
@ 863-382-8855 or
@863-687-0292
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All inquiries confidential!
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Leader in the home fashion industry is seeking

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Thomasville gallery store. Benefits offered.

For an appointment:
Call Donna 382-3933






MECHANIC II
Responsible maintenance and repair of
automotive, construction and other
public works equipment. HS/GED 4 yrs.
of Journeyman level experience as a
mechanic. Possess FL. Commercial Driver
license, Class B. Salary $12.16-$19.75 per
hr. plus benefits. Apply at 600 S.
Commerce Ave , Sebring FL. 33870. Closes
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2100 Help Wanted
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISI RATIVF
ASSISTANT needed for busy office. Bi- Lin-
gual necessary. Excel/ Word literate. Fax re-
sume to (863)655-1215 or e-mail to
imachia0329@yahoo.comn
RN / LPN
Full time /Part time.. PRN For dual diag-
nosis residential facility. Fax residential
facility. Fax resume: 863:709-8923
RN NEEDFI).
No nights, or weekends. Fax esunie.
863-471-6834.
SEBRING HILLS, beaulilul 2/2 vi! double
garage and 12 X 24 enclosed poichi
863-471-9207
SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED
For'Store Evaluations. Get paid to Shop. Local
Stores. Restaurants & Theaters Training Pro-
vided, Flexible Hours, Email Required. 1-800-
585-9024. ext. 6262.
SPANCRETE OF FLORIDA is accepting appli-
cations for a tenipoary position to assist Of-
fice Manager and Pioduction Planner in basic
daily operations. Please apply in person to:
-100 Deer Trail East Sebring, Fl 33876
(863) 655-1515 ext 201
SPRING LAKE GOLF RESORT
JOIN OUR TEAM
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* Cooks
Servers
* Bussers
M dish washers
CLUB OPERATIONS
* Office
* Reservations
* Proshop
SBag drop
Various Management Opportunities
Also Available
Apply in person -100 Clubhouse Lane
US 27 to 98 South -Go 5 miles to
Spring Lake Blvd-turn left & follow signs
863-655-0900
STANLEY STEEMER
of Highlands Co. currently has several posi-
tions for Carpet Cleaning Techs. 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 $200.00 sign on
bonus will be given to all new employees after
60 day probation period. For appt., contact
Rick at 863-655-2190. DFW

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2100 Help Wanted
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Must be proficient in Computer work and a
good typist, as well as a team player. Fax
resume to (863) 471-6834 attn: Cindy.


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2100 Help Wanted
RAMP TRUCK
Driver position available in local Citrus
Plant. Experience a must. Call
(863)453-0011 or fax (863) 635-7328
MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL
Credit Union seeks Mortgage Loan Orig-
inator for Sebring area. Candidate must
possess at least three years of under-
writing experience to include decision
making, processing and closing. Knowl-
edge of LP and secondary market guide-
lines required. Base pay plus commis-
sion, Excellent benefits package to in-
clude bonus and 401(k).
Apply on-line www.midflorida.com Drug
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WATER TESTING
Earn $838-1257/week
TO START!
$1300 Training Bonus I
Immediate openings for this
career position. Pd. training
lets you earn while you
learn. 53 yr. old co. w/full
bnfts. It's fun, it pays great
& provides a valuable
community service. What else
could you ask for? Mr. Oliver
863-452-0330


FINISH EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Responsible for operation of heavy public work
equipment. HS/GED 4 yrs. experience in
operating heavy equipment including
performance of finishing task..Comparable
training or experience may be substituted.
Possess valid FL Commercial Driving license,
Class B. Salary $12.16-$19.75 per hour plus
benefits.Apply at 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring,
FL. 33870 Closes 1/06/06






DRAGLINE OPERATOR ASSISTANT
Responsible for operation of a dragline
on assisting basis and manual laboring
tasks. GED/HS. 3 yrs experiences in opera-
tion and routine maintenance of public
works equipment. Valid FL. Commercial
Driver's license, Class A. (This position
is located in Lake Placid area) Salary
$11.08-$17.80 per hour plus benefits.
Apply at 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring, FL.33870 Closes 1/12/06
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SOCIAL WORKER- (part time) -MSW/LCSW
needed fori a new state of the art dialysis unit
in Selling, Flexible schedule with NO week-
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conditions. Fax resumes to (863) 382-9242
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2300 Work Wanted
IM SEEKING a career working with the public,
I have over 30 yrs Sales experience. My pri-
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operation of heavy equipment. HS/GED 3 yrs
experience in operation and maintenance of
public works equipment. Commercial Driver's
license Class B. Salary $11.08-$17.80
per hour plus benefits. Apply at 600 S.
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Lakeshore Mall ........ US 27 N
Lakeview Plaza ......... US 27 N
MaeLee's Deli . . . . . Ridgewood Dr.
News-Sun ........ 2227 US 27 S


Pet Supermarket .... Town Square
Post Office ....... Ridgewood Dr.
Preferred Properties, Inc. .. .Hwy 98
Sebring Chamber . .. On the Circle
Sebring Chamber Rack .........
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .On the Circle
Spring Lake Shopping Center .....
........ ............ Hw y 98
Spring Lake Realty ...... Hwy 98
Sun 'N Lakes Shell Gas Station ...
. ...... .. . . .Sun 'N Lake
' Village Inn .............. US 27
Winn Dixie ........ Town Square


LAKE PLACID
A Star Realty Services . .........
. .. Interlake Blvd.
Barber Shop ....... .......
. . . . .... Interlake Blvd. & US 27
Brantley Properties . .Interlake Blvd.
C.S. Edwards Realty ._.Main Avenue
Century 21 Compton Realty ......
. . . . . . . . . .Access Rd. @US 27 S
Citgo Conv. Store ..............
........... Lake Josephine Rd.
Citgo Conv. Store . . Lake June Rd.
Coldwell Banker ........ US 27 N
Ed Fisher Realty ...............
.......... Access Rd. @US 27 S
ERA Realty ............ US 27 N
Florida Scenic Realty . . . . .US 27 S.
Lake Placid Chamber . . .. Oak Ave.
Lake Placid Tourist Club .........
. . . ....... . Interlake Blvd.
Premier Realty . . 300 Dal Hall Blvd.
& 1998 Placid Lakes Blvd.
Ridge Florist ...... Interlake Blvd.
W inn Dixie ........... .US 27 N
Woody's Restaurant ..... US 27 N
Wrightway Realty .. ...Tower View


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4080 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
2/2 VERY NICE HOME
Short golf cart ride to Harder Hall Golf
Course-perfect for retired couple. !
$159,000. 4517 Lafayette Ave, Sebring.
SGeorge Coyle, Prudential Sanders
Realty, 863-385-9141

NEW CONSTRUCTION! Near Schools, Tile
throughout, Carpet in Bdrms. Lot and a Half.
This is a Must See!
4/3/ 2-STORY
Cedar home on 1-acre. w/wrap-around
porch,new appliances. Newly renovated,
New roof 863-414-7349. 5115 Lake-
wood Rd. Harder Hall area. $299,900
ERIN PARK, Shamrock Dr. 3/2 canal ac-
cess to Little Lake Jackson. Glassed
sunroom, screened patio. 2-car garage
with separate a/c utility and workshop.
$350,000.00. 863-381-5596
HARDER HALL II. 3/2/2
Living rm, Dining & den. Open floor
plan. 2.5 yrs old. Cathedral ceiling,
Screen lanai. All appliances, asking

NEW LISTING! 3/2 CBS. 2000 sq ft. No AC
needs TLC. eat in kitchen, laundry, living and
family. City water/sewer, as is. $122,000.00
1404 Katcalani Ave. 954-839-8725
SEBRING HILLS. 2-bedrm. 2-bath.
double garage. Beautiful neighborhood.
863-471-9207
0 0 41 Homes for Sale
41 00 Lake Placid
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
4 1 60 Commercial Property
4'60 For Sale
3200 SQ ft. building, downtown
Sebring area.- has duplex apt. that
comes with property, for sale or
lease. (863)381-2868
COMMERCIAL LOT
B-3 Zoned 75 X 150. off 621 Lake
Placid. Many possibilities. $59,900.
772-285-1699.
4 170 Lakefront Property
4'70 For Sale
UNIQUE 13.5
acres, close to Sebring, 380 ft, lake
frontage. All high & dry with large trees.
$ 975,000. (863)-381-8595.
WATERFRONT LOT
Quiet Leisure Lakes area, oversized,
cleared on main canal to Lake June and
Lake Carrie. 146 ft. on water. $189,900
954-401-0308

4220 Lots for Sale
MULTIPLE LOTS for sale. Several
half acres, Spring Lake area. Water
front available. (863)381-2868

4300 Out-of-Town Property
NC MOUNTAINS
Log cabin $89,900 easy to finish cabin on
secluded sight. 1 to7 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

5 O50 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
55+PARK 1989 Homes of merit on Rental
land 24 X 44 2- bdrm. 2-bath, new roof,
new cent air/heat, new washer/dryer,
skylight. Fully furnished. Surrounded by
18 hole Golf Course. $50,000. (863)-
385-0871
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.
MOBILE HOME with Land.
Sebring -1990. 4-bedrm. 3-bath. w/ad-
dition. 1-acre, fenced, new inside and
out, possible owner finance. $99.900.
863-235-0152.
PALM HARBOR FACTORY LIQUIDATION
SALE. 2005 Models must go. Call for Free
Color Brochures 800-622-2832.
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
SELECTION of 1 & 2 bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incL
SWG and lawn mowing. Call for more info. or
to see units. No Pets Please, (863)385-7034


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


6050 Duplexes for Rent
LARGE 2/2
$650 monthly. 471-3074 or 273-0469.
SUN 'N Lakes. 2/2 ceiling fans, screened
patio. appliances included $675. per
month. 863-414-5885
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
150 Furnished
6 I Apartments
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY, Spring Lake area,
all utilities included, $120 week or $460 mo.
$300 security deposit, (863)655-4610.
6200 Unfurnished
620 Apartments
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
A VAN SALE SPECIAL!
3 LINES, 2 WEEKS, $25.
CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED; 385-6155.


6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
PLA ARMS Apt. is accept-
ing , itions for 1,2 & 3
I bedro. s. Please apply in
person at 108 Arron Dr.
Lake Placid
EOUAL HOUSING 863-465-6676 C(
OPPORTUNITY



6250 Furnished Houses
LAKE GRASSY, 2/2/2
completely furnished and redecorated,
on a canal, 3-months min. $1500
per month, plus deposit. 863-465-9149

6300 Unfurnished Houses
2-BEDRM. 2-BATH 2-CAR GAR.
Golf Hammock, 3401 Divot Rd. $1500,
per month. Sec. 1st & last month.
305-642-2990. or 786-277-6220.
3 AND 2 bedroom homes beginning
at $550 per month. Call Jo-Ann
Atchley at Exit Fealty All Stars
863- 655-2308
AVON PARK Clean quiet, 2-bedrms 2-bath.
and 1-bedrm 1-bath. $575 & $475 per month.
Sebring. 1-bedrm.1-bath. $375. per mo. 863-
385-8996
LAKE PLACID Sylvan Shores, brand new 3/2/1
Non smokers. $1295.00 mos. (863) 441-2844
or 465-3838
A AUTOMOBILE SALE SPECIAL!
3 LINES, 2 WEEKS, $25.
CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED, 385-6155.


6300 UnfurnishedHouses 6320 *easonalProperty 7100 Radio, & Stereo


Renovated 2/1 villa 3018 Spinks Rd. Sebring.
$650.00 mos./ NO PETS! 1st & Sec. depo.
Please call 863-385-3101
SEBRING, HARDER Hall. Nicely ap-
pointed 3/2/1 $900 per month, lyr.
lease min. Non-smoking. For details call
863-414-6303

6320 Seasonal Property
1' BEDROOM house in Sebring Hills- all utilit-
ies. $900 per month. 3 month min. NON
SMOKERS. 863-402-1205
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. rn smoking, $1,600 per
mos. include DirecTV, 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.
FURNISHED 2-BEDROOM
condo on private Lake, heated pool.
$1,200 per month. (503)-871-6608
LAKE FRONT motel w/ golf, pool, tennis and
boat ramp privileges. Available weekly/
monthly. Call (863)465-2888
LAKEFRONT
LARGE, upstairs, 1/bdrm on private
estate, washer/dryer. TV. All utilities.
min.'3-mo. $1,100 per month. 863-381-
8595. Non smokers or pets.


SEASONAL RENTAL Furnished. Dishes,
linens, the works, Ready to move in. 3-
bedrm. 2 -bath, swimming pool, shuffle
court, close to Golf & Fishing N. Avon
Park. 863-452-0980

6400 Rooms for Rent
ROOM FOR rent, private bath &
storage. Nice area. $450/mo
(house privileges) 863- 471-0791

7000
Merchandise


7020 Auctions
PHIL RINER AUCTIONS - OUR 28TH YEAR!
Estate Auctions; Business Liquidations; Ap-
praisals. 863-299-6031 ab282au261
EMail - RIN.ER@VERIZON.NET

7040 Appliances

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!


MATTS JUGGERNAUT & MATTS D100
competition amp & box- works great.
$2000.00 value. MUST SELL! asking
500.00 or best reasonable offer.
863-873-6359 or
863-452-6279

7140 Computers & Supplies
DELL COMPUTER monitor. Perfect Cond. and
clean. $40.00 (863)414-1738
DELL PERSONAL all in one printer with scan-
ner, fax, copier and printer. 1 yr old. new ink
cartridges. $75.00 excellent shape!!
(863)452-6607

7180 Furniture
8- FT. entertainment center $125. 863-
655-0494
ALL WOOD dbl bedroom set, triple & dbl
dresser w/ mirror. Book case head board, w/
mattress & box spring. $4V5.00 382-3647
CRAFTMATIC BED like new. Used very
little, 1 1/2 years old. Paid over $4,000
asking $1,500. obo (Sebring.) 863-655-
2115.

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7180 Furniture
DINING TABLE w/4 chairs, cream color, good
condition. $60.00 (863)382-3741
DRESSER WITH mirror $99.00. (863)-
386-4991.
GRANDFATHER CLOCK
Beautifully Handcrafted by Holland House.
Solid Wood, Stands over 7 feet tall. New in
box. With warranty. Must sell. Can Deliver.
$295.1-800-657-4157
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!
LARGE GLASS top table & chairs, good condi-
tion. $150.00 (863)414-4066
LEATHER COUCH, recliners on both
ends. $125.00. (863)-655-0494,
LEATHER ROCKER & Recliner, tan
$35.00. (863)-465-1721.
MATTRESSES- Brand new orthopedic pillow
top sets. Full $150, queen - $185, king, $250.
5 yr. warr. Can deliver, (863)273-0021
MEMORY FOAM 10 INC.mattress, Nasa
tech. As seen on TV. New in plastic w/warr.
$550. Can deliver. 863-273-0021
OAK DINING table & chairs good condition.
$180.00 (863)414-4066
THOMASVILLE COUCH 2 yrs old. Like new.
beige background with shades of rose and
green floral pattern. New $1700.00 asking
$750.00 Awesome Deal. Must see.
(863)452-1332

7260 Musical Merchandise
12 STRING guitar, good condition, new
strings, great gift. $125. 863-464-0877
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!
LOWRY SUPER genie. Excellent Condition,
regular maintenance. B board replaced. Will
make nice Christmas gift for a loved one.
,$695.00 obo (863)385-8832
SPINET, PIANO like new, great sound
$400. 863-382-0046
STEREO/RECORD W/AMPLIFIER, 2- doz.
33-RMP record included. -$45. (863)-471-
6445.

7300 Miscellaneous
$CASH $ Immediate Cash for Structured Set-
tlements, Annuities, Lawsuits, Inheritances,
Mortages notes & Cash Flows. J.G. Went-
worth #1.1(800-794-7310
$CASH NOW$
prosperity partners pays you the most for
your future payments from settlements, law-
suit, annuities, and Lotteries. 1-800-373-1353
www.ppicash.com
** $5,000-$500,000++ FREE CASH GRANTS!
2005! NEVER REPAY! Personal/ Medical Bills,
School, Business/Home! Live Operators, Ap-
prox. $49 billion unclaimed 2004! CALL
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7300 Miscellaneous
1 BLACK bar stool, adjustable height.
$5.00 (863)314-8998
1 HEAVY wood chair, youth size. $5.00
(863)314-8998
18 FT car hauler, dove tail, brakes and new
paint job, and new fenders. $1500.00
517-410-1487
2 in tera flex spacer lift w/ rancho 5000
shocks $100. 863-414-8251 or 414-
0350
22 PC. CERAMIC TILE 20" BEIGE DESIGN
$2.00.( 863)-471-6445.
30 INCH hot point range make offer.
863-464-0286
4 CHROME upholstered kitchen chairs
$8.00 (863)314-8998
8FT. ALUM. step ladder, electric lawn
mower, and dehumidifier. $100. 863-
382-0046.
CHILDREN PLAYGROUND set w/swings
& slides. $100. obo. 863-414-8251
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.
www.satellite-connection.com
FIREWOOD, SPLIT, Oak - dry seasoned
$90. per face cord. (863) 465-1161
FIREWOOD, SPLIT, Oak- dry seasoned
$90. per face cord. (863) 465-1161
GARAGE DOOR 16 X 7 with hardware
$99.00 (863)-386-4991
GARAGE DOOR opener. Excellent condition.
$30.00 863-414-1738
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!
HOOVER UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER, RE-
CONDITIONED AND 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.
HURRICANE VICTIMS Call Now. new state
laws allow Fast Lump Sum Cash for your
Structured Settlement and Annuity payments.
Best Price Guaranteed. Free quote.
1-888-959-0006.
LIFESTYLE CARDIAC exercise ma-
chine. $25. (863)-471-6445.
OFF WHITE candle stick type beautiful chand-
lier. Good Condition. $20.00
863-414-1738
RIFLE AR 7 22 cal semi auto explorer
$100.00 (863)699-9674
RIFLE- MARLIN 22 semi- auto, still in box.
$100.00 (863)699-9974
SEARS ELECTRIC garage door opener
with remote and light. $69.00.
(863)-386-4991
SHOTGUN- STEVENS 20 gauge, single shot
$50.00 (863)699-9974
WOMENS LARGE and extra large clothing, all
in good condition. $2.00 - $10.00
(863)414-4066


7320 Garage & Yard Sales
AP-MOVING SALE! 3 Days wed, th,
fri. Dec. 21-23rd 3003 W. Dryden
rd. living rm furn, dining set and
lots of misc.
Having a Garage Sale?
Make more money by reaching thou-
sands of potential customers. For oniy
$8 you get 5 lines for one week in the
News-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.

7340 Wanted to Buy
BUYING COINS, CURRENCY, WATCHES
55 YRS COLLECTING! TOP PRICE!
(863) 414-1632 or (863) 452-5688
WANTED TO buy Front end loader/back-
hoe tractor. 863-453-7677.
WANTED!! ELVIS WADE concert tickets Jan-
uary 17th 2006.(Junior College) Need 2 tick-
ets, will take 4. 863-381-6907

7380 Machinery & Tools
2 HUSQVARNA chain saws model
345 16" $125.'00 and model 350-
20" $155.00 (863)465-4901

7400 Lawn & Garden
HUSQVARNA 48" riding mower. like
New. 120 hrs. Automatic trans.
$1500.00 -5 x 10 trailer $500.00
863-465-4901


7440 Building Supplies
ALL STEEL BUILDINGS.
SALE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!
40 X 50, 60 X100, 80 X 200.
Keith: 1-800-839-1126.


7500 Livestock & Supplies
FERTILIZED HAY for sale. Excellent horse
quality. Rounds & squares. Call Jim Goza
863-453-5550.

7520 Pets & Supplies
42 X 60 large bird cage $50. obo 863-
464-0286 or 863-465-8193.
BE AN Angel, adopt an older cat for Christ-
mas. Heartland Cat Rescue. 314-8832. 382-
7138.
CATAHOULA MIXED (Dog). Female,
sweet, but shy. Grey/merle. 6-months.
Make a great Christmas gift. $50. 863-
446-5682. 402-9051.
JACK RUSSELL puppies. $200.00 each.
3 males. (863)441-0843 ask for Bill.
A TRUCK SALE SPECIAL!
3 LINES, 2 WEEKS, $25.
CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED, 385-6155.


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7520 Pets & Supplies


NOTICE

Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
have an official health certificate
and proper shots and be free of in-
testinal and external parasites.
PARAKEET 2-PAIRS
complete w/cage on stand and toys.
Free to loving home . 863-443-2385.
SCHNAUZER PUPPIES, 3 females, 3 males-
Ready at end of month. Call to pick out
anytime, and can pick up when ready.
$450.00each (863)382-8632 or
(863) 381-4688
YORKIE PUPPIES AKC shots, health
cert. 2 female, 1 teacup 1 Tea- cup .$1000.00
1 reg. -$800.00 parents on Premises
(863)465-6936
YOUNG MALE lovebird looking for female and
new home. ( bird made News sun Pet Calen-
dar) Mate has passed on, very lonely. New
cage and supplies. Call (863)655-3916 ( free
to a good home)
475 Fresh Fruits &
754 Vegetables
YOU PICK STRAWBERRIES!
Country Store & Winery. Henscralch Farms,
Lake Placid. (863) 699-2060
756 Medical Supplies
7560 & Equipment
LIFT FOR wheel chair or scooter. NEW!
$495.00 or obo (863)382-8542
LIKE NEW power lift recliner, blue/green
upholstery: aluminum walker: steel bed
rail, 863-381-5596
SCOOTER BY Rascal, power sear lift &
trunk lift w/ outside base, new batteries.
Original: $6,000 asking $ 1999.00
(863)398-5194 9am- 5pm

7580 Toys
CHRISTMAS IS coming! Model airplane kits,
plastic Ask for Keith (863)385-7840


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
28 'HP Johnson Motor Special. Less
than 5-hours running time. 3047 Dryden
Rd, Avon Park. (Avon Park Lakes)
98 SYLVAN 20 ft. pontoon w/ 2002 magic tilt
trailer, 2000 50 hp Johnson motor w/. tilt &
trim, snap down storage cover purchased
new in 04'. asking $6,500, 863-453-3978,
863-453-7715 or 765-891-0794
INFLATABLE BOAT- 3X6. w/pump-oars
& seat. $20. (863)-471-6445.
SUNFISH SAILBOAT old but in great
condition. $175.00. 941-350-6223.
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LAKE GRASSY CANAL FRONT HOME
recently remodeled 2/2 with new appliances, flooring, paint
and more. Deck to fish from. Come see!!
NS#178338 '325,000
ATTENTION DEVELOPERS!
40+ Acres with medium density residential camp plan
designation. Frontage on Lake Huntley for Community
Park. City water. Hurry!!.
NS#177789 $2,610,000
GOLF COURSE JEWEL
This beautifully decorated 4 BR 2 BA 2.5 Car Garage
pool home overlooks newly renovated Placid Lakes
Championship Golf Course. Nothing else like it ...
HURRY!
NS#176553 $349,500

GORGEOUS ACREAGE WITH MOBILE HOME
4.5+ acres on LP/Sebring border partially cleared plus
3/2 mobile with deck, Jacuzzi and storage shed.

NS#175737 "220,000


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with great views. Many upgrades to please the most discriminating
buyer. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling stone
fireplace. Very private master suite, beautiful kitchen, dining and
breakfast rooms. Split plan bedrooms, elegant window treatments,
powered by electric. Fabulous views.
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8250 Hunting & Fishing
8250 Supplies
PEARSON COMPOUND BOW, fully load-
ed w/arrows, gloves, deer call protective
arm gear and own carrying case.$ 50.
863-835-1413

8300 Pols & Supplies
NEW 7 person spa, loaded. $96/month.rThru
Home Depot, Cover, warranty. Can deliver.
866-776-0999

8400 Recreational Vehicles
02' POLARIS scrambler $1800.05' Polaris
Predator 90 $2000. 04' Polaris Trail boss
330 $3000. 01' Yamaha Blaster w/ many
added extras $2500. 863-699-9952
or 863-441-1188
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Delivered


in love
Today is Christmas. How
easy to picture a beautifully
wrapped package - with the
accompanying wonder of
what it may hold. But, imag-
ine instead a package with
an outer wrapping that is
crude and rough.
But, don't be fooled. Its
contents are different than
one might expect.
Inside, tender mercy is
wrapped gently in bubble
wrap. Alongside is loving
kindness rolled in soft, col-
orful tissue paper. Nestled
near these other gifts is a
box with a loosely fitting,
perforated lid that releases
the sweet fragrance of its
contents - forgiveness.
Together, the three create
an aromatic potpourri - like
a lovely bouquet of mixed
flowers tied together with
ribbons of love. Lifting the
spray out of the container
and examining each flower,
we're amazed that love not
only created and delivered
this gift, but its attributes of
mercy, kindness and forgive-
ness are its very essence.
This picture makes me
think of ofur little family -
three precious little boys
whose homes had been dis-
rupted by divorce and two
single parents wanting to
please God - graciously
brought together by God's
mercy, kindness and forgive-
ness. God's love had mirac-
ulously tied us together and
we marveled at such a gift.
The wounded packaging
was peeled away and the
beauty of what was yet to be
carefully and .sensitiyely
unwrapped. Twenty-three
years later, \e still stand in
awe at how love delivered-
such a wonderful gift to us.
But, there is a far greater
gift that love has delivered
and that we celebrate today.
God is love and deeply
entwined in his nature are
mercy, kindness and forgive-
ness. The packaging in
which the delivery was
made is as unusual as the
box above.
A stable with an aroma
far from flowery became the
box, in which .the gift was
delivered. Regardless of the
crude carton, inside awaited
carefully packaged ingredi-
ents making this gift like no,
other. A gift of eternal con-
sequence. A gift that would
beautify the soul through
redemption and fashion it .
anew in love.
"So it was, the days were
completed for her to be-
delivered. And she brought
forth her firstborn Son, and.
wrapped Him in swaddling
cloths, and laid Him in a
manger, because there was
no room for them in the
inn." (Luke 2: 6 & 7,
NKJV)
The beautiful "packaging"
of the inn was denied them.
But that didn't change the
contents of the gift that out-
shone its humble outer
wrapping - in a way empha-
sizing even more the glory
Jesus Christ had left - so
that we could marvel at the
significance of this love gift.
"The stone the builders
rejected has become the'cap-
stone; the Lord has done '
this, and it is marvelous in
our eyes." (Psalm 118: 22-
23, NIV)
Delivered in love, by love
- for you and me. Selah.

Jan Merop of Sebring is a
contributing writer of the
News-Sun. Her book 'Pause
and Consider' is available
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By ELAINE SEDLOCK
News-Sun
AVON PARK
P people celebrate Christmas
in many different ways,
but one thing common to
most is spending this special
day with family.
Parents share the thrill of
helping Santa Claus choose the
perfect gifts for their young-
sters, waiting with nearly as
much anticipation for
Christmas morning as the chil-
dren. Gathering around the tree
to watch the kids open their
gifts is only half the fun.
Playing together and sitting
down as a family to enjoy a
Christmas feast in celebration
'of the birth of Christ each year
creates a lifetime of priceless
memories.
This Christmas many fami-
lies throughout Highlands
County are unable to enjoy
these simple pleasures. These
are the families of servicemen
(and women), stationed over-
seas defending the homeland
against terrorism.
Spouses left to hold down
the fort at home strive to keep
Christmas special and upbeat
for their children, lessening the
emotional pain of separation
from absent parents.
Two such spouses are


ELAINE SEDLOCK/News-Sun
Melissa Jacques, 14, (left) and her aunt, Connie Alvarez help Boris Alvarez, Jr., 1, Anthony Alvarez, '12,
and Matthew Alvarez, 7, decorate sugar cookies for Christmas.


Military families keep holiday


spirit alive for children
. ..,. . , . liv.e f.


Connie Alvarez and
Debbie Wiggins, both
of Avon Park. Their
husbands were
deployed to Iraq, along
' with the rest of their
National Guard unit, in
November.
Boris Alvarez Sr., 27, ALV
and Connie Alvarez,
29, have been married for 10
years. This will be their first
Christmas apart.
Boris Sr., left behind his
three sons: Boris Jr., 1;


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KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Debbie Wiggins, her daughter Megan Kindrick, 14, Taylor Wiggins,
3, and Peyton Wiggins, 6, hang special military ornaments on their
Christmas tree Friday morning at their home in Avon Park. The
ornaments were a present from the kids father Staff Sgt. Robert
Wiggins who is currently stationed in Iraq.


Matthew, 7; and
Anthony, 12.
To help make
things easier on
the children they
planned ahead.
"We've had
our tree up since
EZ October,". WIG(
Connie said.'
Boris Sr. set it up with his chil-
dren when he was home for
five days between Oct. 29 and
Nov. 2. "They always pick out
a new ornament every year and
they did that with their dad too.
It was done a little early; but it
was good," she explained.
Making good use of short
time, he also celebrated his
baby's first birthday, his son
Matthew's seventh birthday,
and took the kids to Sea World
during that same five-day win-
dow. "It's hard for them (ser-
vicemen)," Connie said, "when
they come home for only a few
days and everyone wants to
spend time with them."
The family keeps in touch
through letters and the Internet.
"Webcam is one of the greatest
inventions," Connie said,
"because the baby can sit down
and see his dad. He waves to
him thinking his daddy can see
him too."
Since her husband left,
Connie has had help from her
parents Robert and Brenda
Rivers; mother-in-law Zonia
Sanchez; sister Lisa Jacques;
niece Melissa Jaucques; and,
brother-in-law Hugo Alvarez.
"Grandma and Grandpa
have been helping me with the
kids and dinners and my moth-
er-in-law is coming to live with
me the first of January from
Fort Lauderdale - so that will
be good," Connie said. "It's
not as bad as I thought it would


be - but you get your
sad moments."
Connie said that her.
husband calls every
night and talks about
30 minutes with her
and the children. This
keeps the family con-
GINS' nected not only during
the holidays but all the
days they are apart.
In spite of all that her hus-
band tried to do before he left,
Connie has still had to handle
some of his traditional tasks in
order to keep Christmas as
ordinary as possible.
"He always makes
Christmas cookies with the
kids," she said. "This time I'm
going to try to do it. I'm not
too good at that stuff though
because that's always been his
job."
The children all miss their
daddy, but they try to have a
good attitude. Matthew sends
letters to his dad and said, "I
tell him I love him and miss
him every day when I talk to
him on the phone."
Anthony isn't much of a let-
ter-writer and said, "I tell him
everything over the phone so I
don't have to write anything."
Debbie Wiggins along with
her daughters, Taylor, 3;
Peyton, 6; Megan, 14; and son
Josh, 18; also have worked to
keep Christmas as ordinary as
possible while her husband
Robert is in Iraq.
"We have a big Christmas
Eve party every year where we
have Santa come for the kids
and we'll still be doing that ,
this year at his sister Carla's
house in Avon Park," she said.
"We'll video that so we can
send it to him."
She also will be video taping
, the kids' Christmas morning


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when they open their gifts, and
then mailing the tape to him.
Their tradition of taking
homebaked cookies and
desserts around to family
members also will be kept.
"Usually the three youngest
kids go shopping with their
daddy for me," Debbie said,
"but they can't do'that this year
so I'll take them to the mall
and let my oldest daughter take
the younger ones around to
buy me something."
Traditionally it was Robert's
job to set up the tree and help
the kids decorate it, but this
year Debbie let them decorate
the whole thing themselves.
"We have special ornaments
this year, too," she said. "One
is'an army ornament daddy
sent and another is a bear
dressed in camouflage clothes
with his name-inscribed on it."
Though Robert hasn't been
able to connect with the family
via webcam because he's been
too busy, he does try to call
every day. "He gets to talk to
Taylor a lot more than the oth-
ers because they are in school,"
Debbie said. "But he talks to
them on weekends and we mail
letters."
'Since his deployment,
Robert has already been away
from his family for his 35th
birthday on Nov. 11, their
fourth wedding anniversary on
Nov. 24, Thanksgiving, and
now Christmas. But Debbie
has sent several cards and said
that Peyton is in a program at
Avon Elementary School called
Dads Overseas. "They made
Christmas cards and sent them
to all the dads," she said.
According to Debbie the
kids are doing better than she
thought they would. Still, she
said, "They're always telling
me how much they miss their
daddy. But when they get to
talk to him they feel better."
She said it has been the
hardest for Peyton since she's
"a daddy's girl."
As for herself, Debbie said
she has her good days and her
bad days. The family used to
go out to eat or to the mall
together every weekend. Even
though she still tries to do that,
she said that it's just not the
same. "It's hard for me when I
go out in public and see hus-
bands and wives out to dinner
holding hands and things. It's
like being a single parent when
you have to make decisions by
yourself about the kids and
things," she said. "Going to
bed at night alone is hard too -
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DIVERSIONS


Advocating condom usage to teens can be dangerous


Question: If you were a par-
ent and knew that your son or
daughter was thinking about
engaging in sexual intercourse,
wouldn't you talk to them about
condom usage? If our kids are
going to have sex anyway,
shouldn't we make sure they
are properly protected?
Dr. Dobson: I would not,
because that approach has unin-
tended consequences. By rec-
ommending condom usage to
teenagers we inevitably convey
five dangerous ideas: that "safe
sex" is achievable; that every-
body is doing it; that responsi-
ble adults expect them to do it;
that it's a good thing; and that
their peers know they know
these things, breeding promis-
cuity. Those are very destruc-
tive messages to give our kids.
Furthermore, Planned
Parenthood's own data show
that the No. 1 reason teenagers
engage in intercourse is peer
pressure. Therefore, anything
we do to imply that "everybody
is doing it" results in more - not
fewer - teens who give the
game a try.
What I'm saying is that our
condom distribution programs
do not reduce the number of
kids exposed to the disease -
they radically increase it. And
consider this: Research indi-
cates that where disease preven-
tion is concerned, the failure
rate of condoms is incredibly
high, perhaps 50 percent or
greater. Condoms also fail to
protect against some STDs that


are transmitted from
areas not covered
(the base of the male
genitalia, for exam-
ple).
After 25 years of
teaching safe-sex ide-
ology, and more than
2 billion federal dol-
lars invested in sell-
ing this notion, we
have a medical disas-
ter on our hands.
More than 500,000
cases of herpes occur
annually, and the
number of reported
cases of chlamydia
has risen 281 percent


Focus
ON THE
FAMILY

Dr. James
Dobson


since 1987. Forty-six percent of
chlamydia cases occur in
teenage girls ages 15 to 19. In
addition, there are now more
than 24 million cases of HPV
(human papilloma virus) in the
United States, with a higher
prevalence among teens.
-Having, acknowledged these
problems, why in the world
would I recommend this so-
called "solution" to my son or
daughter? Look at it this way.
Suppose my kids were sky-
divers whose parachutes had
been demonstrated to fail 50
percent of the time. Would I
suggest that they simply buckle
the chutes tighter? Certainly
not. I would say, "Please don't
jump. Your life is at stake."
How could I, as a loving father,
do less?
I should idd that, despite the
popular myth to the contrary,


Dad gets a dressing-down
Dear Abby: a good one, but read IF--
The letter about the man who on:
parades around naked in front Dear Abby:
of his daughters after his show- My father also did
er prompts my letter. His stated that, and I turned out
reason is he claims he's hot and just fine. I'm female,
needs to air-dry his hemor- 37, happily married IZ-
rhoids. Well, my advice for him with no emotional
is to wrap a towel around his scars. Unless the wife
waist, go straight to his bed- has reason to think
room,'shut the door and do his he's a predator, she DEAR
"airing" there. Then if he wants, . should relax. -
he can stand on his head and Americans - and I Jeanne
- air-dry them as long as he darn am one - are far too "-
well pleases. When he's done, hung up on nudity.
he can get dressed and join the Bettina, Crossville, Tenn.
family. And if this doesn't Dear Abby:
please him, send him to a Only people with dirty minds
shrink, equate nudity especiallyv that of


Simple solution, Twin
Falls, Idaho
Dear Simple:
The mail that poured in
regarding that letter - and
scolding me for my lighthearted
answer - was all over the map
on this subject. Your solution is


a family member) with sex.
Those girls are probably so
used to it by now they think
nothing of it. I suspect this is a
power struggle between the
husband and wife, and it's none
of the mother-in-law's business.
Disgusted in Canada


teens can understand,
accept and imple-
ment the abstinence
message. It's not true
that young people are
sexual robots, hope-
lessly incapable of
controlling their own
behavior. As a matter
of fact, almost 50
percent of all high
school students are
virgins today, even
though hardly any-
body has told them it
is a good thing.
These kids desperate-
ly need to be
affirmed in their


decision and held up as positive
examples for others. None of
this will be accomplished by
pushing condoms.
Question: I read in the paper
that a 14-year-old boy shot a
woman in the face for no reason
at all. Things like that are hap-
pening all around us. When I
was a kid I wouldn't even have
sassed a teacher, much less
assaulted one. Today the level
of violence among the young is
like nothing I've ever seen!
Please comment on this.
Dr. Dobson: You are right,
an epidemic of violence is
occurring among the young that
is expected to actually worsen
in the next few years. During a
meeting of Prison Fellowship
workers in our city, a group of
hardened former criminals said
the kids growing up today scare
them because they have no con-

for parading
Dear Abby:
The father's
actions are criminal.
He's sexually , abus-
ing the eyes and emo-
, tions of those unwill-
ing witnesses. The
wife and mother-in-
law should document
the times and dates of
ABBY these assaults. With
-- that documentation
Phillips they can force Dad
""" into therapy long
enough to root out
the evil beginnings of this per-
verse behavior.
Psychotherapist from New
Jersey
Dear Abby:
I am European. For us, it is
completely normal to see our
parents naked. There is nothing
abnormal or wrong about it.
Yasmine (U.S. Air Force)
Dear Abby:
I almost spewed my coffee


sciences. They can kill without
a hint of remorse. It is trle.
In Seattle a few years ago,
two boys, 12 and 13, beat to
death a person coming out of a
convenience store. There was
no motive except a desire to
brutalize someone - anyone -
with a baseball bat. In Virginia,
a 14-year-old shot the driver of
a nearby car six times in the
face. Why? "Because he looked
at me," the boy said. In Los
Angeles, a family made a
wrong turn down a street and
was subjected to a hail of gun-
fire that killed their little girl.
Gang members poured bullets
into the car for the sheer fun of
it. And finally, who can forget
the 5-year-old Chicago boy
who was pushed from an upper-
story window and fell to his
death. His killers were 10 and
11 years old. This kind of ran-
dom violence is more common
among children and adolescents
today than ever before in our
history.


Dr James Dobson is founder
and chairman of the board of
the nonprofit organization
Focus on the Family, P.O. Box
444, Colorado Springs, CO.
80903; or www.family.org.
Questions and answers are
excerpted from 'The Complete
Marriage and Family Home
Reference Guide, 'published by
Tyndale House.


around nude
when I saw the letter about the
guy letting his hemorrhoids air-
dry in front of his daughters.
Can I say one word here?
Bathrobe!
Paul in Fairborn, Ohio
Dear Abby:
You should have advised
"Disgusted" to tell her daughter
to try once more to calmly and
.intelligently reason with her
husband. And if that doesn't do
the trick, the' daughter should
inform her mother-in-law about
his behavior. One call from his
mother, and I'll bet the practice
would stop!
Vivian in Mass.

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as Jeanne Phillips, and was
founded by her mother, Pauline
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Across
1 Come into sight
7 Lofty
11 Lubricates
15 Color alterer
19 Apt
20 Not busy
21 Ginger cookie
22. Kind of log
23 Iron pitchman's
suggestion?
25 Suvari of "American
Beauty"
26 Corrosive stuff
27 Sister of Boris
Godunov
28 Schedule figs.
29 Matchmaking ser-
vice's suggestion?
31 Sea eagle
32 Roald and Pat Neal
33 Aglow
34 Cravat
35 Island hopper
38 Similar molecule
40 Deep pit
42 Held first place
43 Red veggies
45 NBC classic
47 Tolkien's trees
48 Some subs
51 Fragrant roots
53 "Heart of Dixie" st.
55 Gambits
56 Lon of Cambodia
57 Geometric fig.
58 Waxy, insoluble
substances
62 Kelly or Disney
63 Pepsi alternative
64 Beer container
65 Peter Fonda film
66 Oriental nanny
67 Loser to DDE
68 Auto
69 Roh Wu
70 Detest
71 Pick up anew
73 Above, in poesy
74 5th Avenue store
75 Diminutive suffix


76 Hauled
77 Middle East grp.
78 Man with an alibi?
79 Bawl out
80 Had brunch
81 Spend to excess
83 Stock items
84 Use the earth
87 Singer Ocasek
89 Concerning
90 Big name in e-mail
91 So long, Solange.
93 Archaeological
finds
* 95 Tough stance
100 Greek letter
101 Furrow
103 Botanical swelling
105 St. leader
106 Shoe store pitch-
man's suggestion?
108 Sacramento's
arena
109 Earthenware jar
111 Popular cookie
112 Went under
113 Purifier pitchman's
suggestion?.
115 Excessive studier
116 Relative diagram
117 Office station
118 Easter chapeau
119 Old gas
120 Old pol. divisions
121 Scottish Gaelic
122 Takes an oath
Down
1 Comrades in arms
2 Coyote State's capi-
tal
3 Thin greenish layer
of corrosion
4 Black, to Blake
5 Romeo's lead?
6 OED's category
7 Publishing pitch-
man's suggestion?
8 Utopian
9 More glazed
10 Stitched border
11 Bluish-white hard,


metallic element
12 Overabundantly
13 Portable light
source
14 Hall-of-fame pitcher
Warren
15 Two regarded as a
pair
16 Channel separating
Mexico and Cuba
17 Snob
18 Buys back
24 Penn name
29 More silky
30 & so forth
32 Pops
36 Atari salesman's
suggestion?
37 Allows to
39 Glue salesman's
suggestion?
41 Phone salesman's
suggestion?


44 Perry's creator
46 Rotating shaping
machines
48 Preferred mobility?
49 Faultfinder
50 Comic French com-
ment
52 Joule fraction
54 Director Spike
56 Without stopping
58 Tent post
59 Eloquent speaker
60 Wee
61 Risks a ticket
63 Chosen pursuit
68 Wine cabinet
69 Bakery worker's
suggestion?
72 Artist's rep.
73 Antithesis: abbr.
74 Aries or Taurus
79 Wearing sneakers
81 Sailing vessel


82 One concealing a
peek at a private letter
83 Gilbert of
"Roseanne"
84 Approaching the
end
85 Sticks to
86 Mob members
88 Weather-map lines
92 Word of disgust
94 Elicits
96 Love god
97 Tennessee's lizard?
98 More snoopy
99 Turns inside out
102 Takes five
104 Muumuu or sack
107 Kind of list
109 _ mein
110 Lacoste of tennis -
113 Alphabet trio
114 One of Ted's sta-
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ARTS & LEISURE


Christmas memories bring



smiles as people reflect


How much wood could a wood-
chuck chuck? Only the Highlands .
Woodcarvers know.. You'll see their
woodcarving, and burning projects in .
our December display cases. No one
will want to "chuck" these beauties.
With the libraries closed until
Tuesday morning, this is a good time
to think about other winters, past '
Christmases, and celebrations big and
small that bring a smile to your face LIBRAl
and call up memories of friends and
family gatherings. One early memory I Car
have is of the square-ended multi-col- Hess
ored mittens my mother made us. They
were so big we had to wear another
pair under them to keep them on, but we loved
their bright colors and eventually wore them out.
How about the terrors of sledding? We always
jammed at least two or three of us on, so every-
one could share the scare of riding on a runaway
sled (none of us was much good at steering.) Did
you have a Christmas tree at your house? How
about candles in the windows or a special, rather
ratty wreath that was always hung on the door?
Long after the kids were out of grade school, our'
family tree still had to be draped in the paper
chains and "special" tree trimmings from school
and church craft projects.
Read for yourself in the New Testament books
of Matthew and Luke the story of the birthday we
call Christmas. Who could not feel for the poor
couple, forced to travel away from home just
when their firstborn was due? Who wouldn't be
aggravated at the innkeeper who saw an opportu-
nity to make a lot of money and didn't recognize
the miracle happening at'his doorstep? Angels,
shepherds, wise men ... some of us got to dress
up and live our version of that special night's
story. Did you have to memorize a part? Were
you in a children's choir trying to remember not
to fidget?
Share the memories with us and your children
and grandchildren by taking home "The


RY


Adventure of the Big Snow;" "Arthur's
V' " Perfect Christmas;" "Dream Snow;"
i, "Barney's Wonderful Winter Day;"
S, "The Biggest Snowball Fig ht!;"
"Hannah's Bookmobile Christmas;"
S "A Child is Born;" "Carol of the Brown
King;" or "The Crunchy, Munchy
Christmas."
. Our videos may bring back some
memories: "A Christmas Without
LINES Snow;" "An American Christmas
-- Carol;" or "The House Without a
lyn Christmas Tree."
link Books to settle down with might
-- include the Louis L'Amour title,
"Beyond the Great Snow Mountains;"
the Jill Bialosky book, "House Under Snow;" or
some mysteries like "Death, Snow, and
Mistletoe;" or the Dana Stabenow tale, "A Fine
and Bitter Snow."
Anita Shreve's tale of abandonment and for-
giveness takes place in December and is titled
"Light on Snow," or you can take your tales in
small bites with the short fiction stories of Fern
Michaels, Holly Chamberlin, and Marcia
Evanick, in "Let It Snow."
Perhaps the snow-deprived in the big city
understood the lure of winter play better when
they experienced huge snowball creations by
sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. It's all pictured,
from the making to the melting, in "Midsummer
Snowballs."
We can enjoy our own homegrown poinsettias
at Christmas while reading "Blizzard: the Storm
That Changed America," or."Captives of Endless
Snow." Maybe your nonfiction taste will include
English novelist Elizabeth Goudge's autobiogra-
phy, "The' Joy of Snow."

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.


Say thanks to gift givers


* News-Sun correspondent
Pauline Au Yang provides eti-
quette tips for readers on the
last Sunday of each month in
the Lifestyle section.
* So 'the gifts hive been
unwrapped and you've oohed,
and aahed. You've received all
your heart desired and then
some. What's next?
You've called and boasted
about the "haul." You've tried
on some gifts ... some were too
big ... some were too small,
some didn't fit at all. But still
you were excited about the
"haul."
You've made plans to visit
the stores to make your returns,
exchanges and perhaps pur-
chase more with the cash that
you've received.
But did you forget some-
thing?
Don't forget to call and say
thanks.
It's not the giver's responsi-
bility to give you a gift.


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However, it's your responsibili-
ty to say thanks. And say it with
enthusiasm. Keep in mind that
through all the hustle and bustle
and stress,' you were remem-
bered.
OK, you're disappointed
about receiving the checkered
sweater with the matching
socks or that ugly tie that
resembles a bib. You should
still say thanks. Those gifts can
be exchanged. Say thank you
anyway.
So you are upset with Auntie
Sue for not buying those expen-
sive sneakers or that gold
bracelet with matching ear-


rings. You know the ones
you've been hinting about since
Thanksgiving. Say thank you
anyway.
Send a note ... send an e-mail',
... .. send a ;ard or make a phonee,
call. Don't forget'to say thanks. '
Remember, there is always the
U hIng occasion for another gift.
The good book teaches "give
thanks in all things."


Learn to water lawns



efficiently in Florida


* This is another in a series of articles writ-
ten about the new area program called
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods.


Homeowners in many parts of Florida are
becoming accustomed to restrictions limiting
irrigation to certain days and times. Still,
many of us are overwatering which depletes
our water supply, makes plants prone to pests
and adds to our stormwater runoff which pol-
lutes our streams and lakes., The more you
water, the faster your lawn grows
and the more it needs to be mowed. .
Lawns should be watered when 50
percent of the lawn shows signs of .
wilt (leaf blades folded in half,
blue-gray color and footprints that
remain on the lawn.) Established
bedding plants and shrubs can be
watered "as needed." a
Planting water efficient and
drought tolerant shrubs and trees is GRO
a sure way to reduce the need for SEP
watering. Group your plantings
according to their water needs and -r
set up irrigation zones just for High
them. County
If you have an automatic sprin- Gar
kler system, install a rain shut-off Ed.
device or a soil moisture sensor
shut-off that will override the system .when
adequate moisture is available. Set the rain
device to shut off your system when a half
inch of rain has fallen. By the way, Florida
has a law which states that all automatic
sprinklers installed after 1991 require a rain
sensor shut-off device.
Also, be aware of water district restric-
tions; those in the Southwest Florida Water
Management District are allowed to water
two times per week. Even numbered address-
es may sprinkle on Tuesday and Saturday,


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and odd numbers on Wednesday and Sunday
with no watering between 10 a.m and 4 p.m.
In the South Florida Water Management
district, lawns may be watered no more than
three times week; odd numbered addresses
on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and
even numbers on Tuesday, Thursday and
Sunday. Again with no watering between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m., as this is when temperature
and winds are at their highest so high evapo-
ration loss is more likely. Sprinkle in the early
morning and if rain is predicted
within the next 24 hours withhold
irrigation. You can water less in the
cooler months (November through
March) as lawnslare dormant and
evaporation is less. If you have
consistent rains during the summer
months you may be able to turn off
:"> your system part of the time. Check
your sprinkler system yearly to
MING make sure it is operating properly.
The Florida Yards and
SON Neighborhoods program is being
- implemented through your local
hands county extension service in
Master Highlands, Okeechobee and Glades
ener counties and is partially funded from
yen Clean Water Act Section 319 fund-
- ing from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency through the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.


Ed Ayen is available to address interested
groups such as homeowners associations,
voluntary organizations and clubs. For fur-
ther information he can be reached by calling
the Highlands County Extension Service
office at 402-6540 or by e-mail at
edayen'@ufl.edu.


Pauline Au yang has been an
etiquette advisor for Faith
Pentecostal Youth Enrichment
program, Vision Christian
Community Youth program,
Blushing Brides Wedding
Centre, Tatianna's Bridal,
Blackaestetics Institute and
YDC 2001 and has served as a
judge for the Miss JaMerica
Beauty Pageants. She can be
reached for consultation or to
conduct etiquette workshops by
e-mail at psmartch@strato.net
or mail to Empowering the
People, News-Sun, 2227 U.S.
27 S., Sebring, FL 33870. �


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"A Fitting Present"
I beseech you therefore
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'. God, /that ye present your
>' .7 / bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
.B acceptable, unto God, which is
your reasonable service,
"". RRomans 1.2:1. For some
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commemorating God's great gift expressed so
beautifully in John 3:16, "For God so loved the
world that he gave his only begotten son..."
However, in all the business and excitement of
trying to please others with material things. we
can very easily lose sight of the real meaning ol
the season. Strange, isn't it. that most of us give
gifts to all but the one who's birthday wee
celebrate. A good question ire might ask
ourselves is this: \\'hat anm I going to give the
Lord less this Christnas? \\hat lie desires
most from us is a believing heart. It's the one
christmas present that truhl fits the occasion.
Let's remember the real ntmeaning of the season.
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People are counting on





Cancer to come through


Aries (March 21 - April 20)
- A friendly conversation ends
up causing you a lot of prob-
lems later this week. A misun-
derstanding results in an argu-
ment. Stay calm, cool and col-
lected.
Taurus (April 21 - May 21)
- Control your temper this
week, Taurus. Someone is try-
ing to bait you into an argu'
ment. Just keep your mind on
what you have to do and every-
thing-will be OK.
Gemini (May 22 - June 21)
- You have a relaxing week
ahead. Enjoy it! Pamper your-
self, and splurge a little if you
want. Now's the time to do it,
because things will get hectic
again soon.
Cancer (June 22 - July 23)
- Keep the pedal to the metal


this week. Cancer. People are - Work gets tense later in the
counting on you. A loved one week. Don't despair. With a
needs to ask a favor calm head, ybu can
- it will be difficult, HOROSCOPES help things get back
hut vou iust can't do to normal. A friend


it this time. You're
speeding ahead.
Leo (July 24 -


Metro News
Service


Aug. 23) - Don't
hold grudges. Accept a friend's
apology. A loved one needs
romantic advice. Be supportive
and helpful; Virgo plays an
important role in this, especial-
ly on Tuesday.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)
- Accept only the best this'
week. An acquaintance tries to
pull a. fast one on you, Virgo,
but you won't have it. That spe-
cial someone has a something
romantic planned for you.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)


takes you 6ut on
Friday. Enjoy!
Scorpio (Oct. 24 -
Nov. 22) - Don't


wear your heart on your sleeve
this week, Scorpio. The person
to whom you're attracted final-
ly responds to your advances,
but don't get too excited - yet.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23 - Dec.,
21) - A disagreement with a
friend throws you off track, Try
to stay focused on the task at
hand; don't worry about it too
much. The two of you will work
things out by the weekend. See
if Taurus can lend a hand.


Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan.
20) - Don't be shy when you
meet someone important this
week. Get yourself noticed, this
is the perfect opportunity to
advance your career. A close
friend shares a secret.
Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)
- You have your freedom this
week and you couldn't be hap-
pier. Spend time doing what
you want to do instead of what
others tell you. An Autumn road
trip will fit the bill.

Pisces (Feb. 20 - March 20)
- Laugh at everything that
goes wrong early in the week. If
you don't you may just have to
scream - that would only
cause more problems. Do what
you can to simplify the situa-
tion.


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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

* Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God); 2935 New Life
Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching
His. Doctrine; and Awaiting His
Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit
and in Truth." Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor
Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924.
* 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

* 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
i


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.


H. 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
0. 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 10:3Q 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-
garten through eighth, 385-7844.)
The Edge,;Program for grades sixth
through eighth.'is from, '6:45-8:15-
p.m. Wednesday- in the Youth .Center
(Rebecca Propst). Life Teen for high
school students from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sunday in the Youth Center. (William
Sr. and Sandy Manint, youth minis-
ters, 382-2222). Adult Faith
Formation and people waiting to be
Catholic in the Youth Center from 7-
9 p.m. Thursday. (William Manint Sr.,
program director, 385-0049). Choir
rehearsal from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday
in church. Robert Gillmore, director
of music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid,
465-3215. Father Vincent 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/Sebrihg,. 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. Adoracion 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 382-6676.

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 ahd 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 and Youth Clubs, 6:30 p.m.;
Adult Forum, 6:30 p.m.; Temple
Choir, 7:30, p.m. The Rev. Cecil D.
Hess, Pastor. The Rev. Wendell
Bohrer, Associate Pastor, Phone
385-1597.
* Lorida Church of the Brethren
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,
'fev. 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 Paslor's prayer partners,
6-7 am Inlercessory prayer. 12-1
p.m.; Bread o0 Lite Food Pantry 4-6
p.m.; 'rinercessory prayer. 7-8 p.m.
(all welcomes). Wednesday:
Fellowship meals, 5:30 p m : Awana
Kid's Bible Club 6 20-8 p m.
Thursday: Youth rnighL care and
game room, 6 pm 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 , Sebring
Sunday; Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morhing
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
p.mn. Wednesday evening ser.ijce al
7 p.n.wi.ih special services orcrhi - -
dren, youth and adults Special
services once a monih tfor seniors
(Prime Timersi ana young adults
and families Call for details at 385-
0-400 Pastor Emmert 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 elernity Sunday
niorning 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-
tion 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
redeemerl895@aol.com.
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I - 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II - 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 8:45
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051.
Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, Rector.
Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:
Order of St. Luke Study, 5:15 p.m.
and Holy Communion with Healing
Service, 6:15 p.m.









News-Sun, Sunday, December 25, 2005 7C


Homeowners


* This is the first in a three-
part series.

Buried beneath your back-
yard, it is out there - constant-
ly working. When you're at
work, it is working. When
you're eating dinner, it contin-
ues working. And when you're
sleeping, it's still out there in
the dark - working. What is it?
Your septic system. It may be
the most overlooked and under-
valued utility in your home; but
with proper care and mainte-
nance, your septic system can
continue to work for you for at
least 25 to 30 years.
If you are like most home-
owners, you probably never
give much thought to what hap-
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your drain. But if you rely on a
septic system to treat and dis-
pose of your household waste-
water, what you don't know can
hurt you.
Proper operation and mainte-
nance of your septic system can
have a significant impact on
how well it works and how long
it lasts, and in most communi-
ties, septic system maintenance
is the responsibility of the
homeowner.


Preventing
groundwater pollu-
tion from failing sep-
tic systems should be
a priority for every
community and
every homeowner.
Contamination of the
groundwater source
can lead to the pollu-
tion of local wells,
streams, lakes, and
ponds - exposing
family, fAends, and
neighbors to water-
borne diseases and
other serious health
risks.


need to maintain


NEWS

TH

WATER

Jennifer
i


When a septic system fails,
inadequately treated domestic
waste can reach the groundwa-
ter. Bacteria and viruses from
human waste can cause dysen-
tery, hepatitis, and typhoid
fever. Many serious outbreaks
of these diseases have been
caused by contaminated drink-
ing water.
Nitrates and phosphates, also
found in domestic wastewater,
can cause excessive algae
growth in lakes and streams
called algal blooms. These
blooms cause aesthetic prob-
lems and impair other aquatic


life. Nitrate is also
the cause of methe-
moglobinemia, or
blue baby syndrome,
a condition that pre-
vents the normal
uptake of oxygen in
the blood of young
babies.
In addition, a fail-
FROM ing septic system can
E lead to unpleasant
symptoms, such as
SHED pungent odors and
soggy lawns.
Donze There are three
- main reasons why
septic system mainte-
nance is so important. The first
reason is money. Failing septic
systems are expensive to repair
or replace, and improper main-
tenance by homeowners is a
common cause of early system
failure. The minimal amount of
preventative maintenance that
septic systems require costs
very little in comparison to the
cost of a new system. For exam-
ple, it typically costs from
$3,000 to $10,000 to replace a
failing septic system, compared
to $100 to $300 average per
year costs to have a septic sys-
tem routinely pumped and


inspected.
The second and most impor-
tant reason to properly maintain
your system is the health of
your family, your community,
and the environment. When
septic systems fail, inadequate-
ly treated household wastewater
is released into the environ-
ment. Any contact with untreat-
ed human waste can pose a sig-
nificant risk to public health.
Untreated wastewater from fail-
ing septic systems can contami-
nate nearby wells, groundwater,
and drinking water sources.
Chemicals improperly dis-
posed of through a septic sys-


*


n septic

tem also can pollute local water
sources and can contribute to
early system failures. For this
reason it is important for home-
owners to educate themselves
about what can and what cannot
be disposed of through a septic
system.
A third reason to maintain
your septic system is to main-
tain the economic health of
your community. Failing septic
systems can cause property val-
ues to decline. Sometimes
building permits cannot be
issued for these properties.
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GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, Sebring. Sunday
School (all ages) and first worship
service, 9-10:15 a.m.; Cdffee,
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.
* 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,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. Weekday
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30
a.m. For more information, call Rev.
Richard Fyffe at 385-2293 or 385-
5793.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 East Main Street, Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. .John C.
Grodzinski. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m. (October through
April). Sunday school, 9110 a.m.
Coffee and fellowship hour follow
the service. Wednesday worship,
(year round) 7 p.m. Office phone
number is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Phil Frahm, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and 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
(ClAN), meets at the Sebring Civic
Center (behind the library) on
Lakeview Drive at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Members also meet at 7 p.m.
Thursday at Arise in the Shops of
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
wyw.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 amn. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo npche servicio de mila-
gros y sanidad, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible service and
prayer, 7:30 p.m. Mierdoles 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
Congregalion of the Presovterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es. Sunday morning worship, 10:30
am. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday evening, 6.30 p.m:
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youlh Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p m. Phone: 385-3234,
Fax: 385-2759. e-mail,
covpres@'strato.net, Web sule:
wwwcpcsebnng org. Rev. W Darrell
Arnold, Pasior. Brent Bergman,
Pastor oi Youth and Families. Office
hours: 8:30-11:30 a m. Monday
through Thursday
* First Presbyterian Church
A.R.P., 215 E Circle Si., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park. FL 33825. Phone 453-3242.
The Rev Robert Johnson is the pas-
lor. Fellowship lime. 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 Study, 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
cioir practice, 6-30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical Iruth.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP,
319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebnng, FL
33870. 385-0107. Sunday School,
all ages, 9:30 a m ;Worship Service,
11 a.m.: Monday: Junior High Youth
Group (grades lifth through sev-
enth), 3:15-4-15 p.m Tuesday.
Senior High Youth Group (teens).
6-30-8.15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult
Bible Study, 10 30 a.m; "KFC" Kids
for Christ Youth Group (grades first
through fourth). 3-4 p.m.. choir
rehearsal, 5.30 p.m Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Tracey A. Bressetie.
director of Christian education.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP
117 Norm Oak Street, Lake Placid,
465-2742 E-mail:
fpcip,'earthlink.net. The Rev. Ray
Cameron, senior pastor: the Rev.
Drew Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship, 8:30 and
11 'a.m.; Conlemporary 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
Srehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbytetian 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,
httpY/slpc.presbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

* Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 2106 N Siale Road 17,
Sebring. 385-2438 Worship
Services 9 15 a.m. Saturday, Bible
study; 11 a m Saturday, preaching.
7 15 p.m Tuesday, praer meeting
Community service. 9-11 a.m. every
Monday. Health van ministry- 9-11
a m every second Thursday of Ihe
montri. Pastor Gregg Aguirre
* Walker Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon
Blvd.. Avon Park Phone: 453-6641
or e-mail- wmci'straro net. Saturday
morning worship services 8:15 a rn
and 11 15 a.m Sabbalh School.
9 50 a.m. Adventist Youth in Action
(AYA), 4 p.m. Vespers one hour
before sunset. Wednesday prayer
meeting 7 p.m. Senior Paslor Paul
Boling: Associate Pastor EDen
Aguirre; and Youth Pastor Tom
Baker Walker Memorial Academy
Cnrislian School offering educator,
for kindergarten Inrough 12th
grades

THE CHURCH OF LATTER
DAY SAINTS

* The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix
Drive, Sebring, FL 33870 Phone.
382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop.
Alfred Schreiber, hirst counselor: and
Scon Gadsden, second counselor
Family History Center: 382-1822
Sunday services Sacrament meet-
ing. 10-11.10 a.m ; Gospel Doctrine,
11:20 am to noon: and
Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 10-1
p m. Youth activities from 7-8.20
pm Wednesday- 11t -year-old
Scouts. 7-8:20 p m. first and third
Wednesday, and activity days lor 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 pm
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,
Sebnng. For more information. visit
the Web site www salvationarmyse-
brng.com or, call Captain Mary
Hqlmes 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.
* 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 at all services.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., Lake Placid.
FL. 33852. Rev Douglas S. Pareti,
senior pastor Claude H.L Burnett,
assistant to pastor. Sunday worship
schedule: First service ai 8 30 a m.;
Sunday school for 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 offer Christ-centered
children and youth programs: Bible
studies, book studies and Christian
fellowship. We are a congregation
thai wanis to know Christ and make
him known. For more information,
check oul our church Web site at
www.memornalumc corn or call the
church office, 465-2422.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prx Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872; Sebrinng Country
Estates. The Rev. Ronald DeGenaro
Jr., Pastor. Sunday School. 9:15
a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8
a.m. (November-April) and 10:30
a m (all year) Hispanic Worship is
at 6 p.m. Sunday school classes are
for all ages, both English and
Hispanic. Phone
382-1736.
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
Sebnng The Rev. Dale Schanely,
Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship,
9.55 a.m , adults and children:
Fellowship hour, 11 a.m. after wor-
ship service: Prayer and Bible Study,
6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir
rehearsal 7 p.m., Thursday. United
Methodist Men. 8 a.m. second
Saturday. United Methodist Women,
1 p m. first Thursday. Church office
phone. 655-0040.

UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

* 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. atMillennium
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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Birding Festival planned for January


Jackson to
headline Big 0'
Birding Festival
LaBELLE - Planning con-
tinues for the Big 0 Birding
Festival, scheduled for Jan. 27-
29.
Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of
the world experts on the Ivory-
billed woodpecker, will be the
keynote speaker at the Big 0
Birding Festival at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28 at the
Riverview Restaurant' at the
Glades Resort, formerly
Hendry Isles, on State Road 80
near LaBelle.
Long believed to be extinct,
the confirmed sighting of an
ivory-billed woodpecker in
Arkansas in April, the first in 60
years, is considered one of the
big orithnological discoveries
of this century, according to
Audubon- Florida Lake
Okeechobee director Dr. Paul
Gray.
"Jerry is on the 'recovery'
team and his address, 'In Search
of the Ivory-billed
Woodpecker,' should be a big
draw," Gray said.
Jackson served as team
leader for the Endangered
,Species Recovery Team for the
red-cockaded woodpecker for
eight years and has served on
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service's South Florida
Ecosystems Recovery Team.
Asked to serve on the
Endangered Species Recovery
Team for the ivory-billed wood-
pecker, for the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service in 1985, he
conducted the last systematic
search for the. bird during that
period, and in 1988.led an expe-
dition for the 'National
Geographic Society'into the


mountains of eastern Cuba in
search of the ivory-billed wood-
pecker. His book "In Search of
the Ivory-billed Woodpecker"
was published by Smithsonian
Institution Press in August
2004, describing his search for
the bird.
Jackson is professor of biolo-
gy in the Environmental Studies
Program and former Whitaker
Eminent Scholar in Science at
Florida Gulf Coast University.
Jackson's professional
expertise focuses on endan-
gered species and invasive
species of forest and coastal
ecosystems with emphases on
species biogeography and com-
muriity interactions. He is
author/editor of 18 books, about
400 articles written for scientif-
ic and popular audiences.
He has served as editor of
Wilson .Bulletin, Journal of
Field Ornithology, North
American Bird Bander, Inland
Bird Banding, Mississippi Kite,
regional editor of American
Birds, and consulting editor of
Birder's World. He has also
served as president or director
of several professional organi-
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zations, including the Wilson
Ornithological Society, the
Association of Field
Ornithologists, and the North
American Banding Council.
Currently a member of the
Invasive Species Advisory
Committee and editor of
Florida Field Naturalist and the
Journal of Caribbean
Ornithology, Jackson has been
active in environmental educa-
tion, having taught biodiversity
concepts at the third and fifth
grade levels and contributed to
public television programs,
including Canadian
Broadcasting's "Prairie
Scapegoats," Public
Broadcasting's "Scientific
American Frontiers," and
Marty Stouffer's "At the
Crossroads - the Story of
America's Endangered
Species." He was co-host of a
weekly nature-oriented feature
called "Southern Outdoors" on
C.BS-TV in Mississippi for 13
years, and now does a daily
public radio feature in south-
west Florida called "With the
Wild Things."
In 1995, he served as a short-'


term technical advisor to
U.S.A.I.D., lecturing at 11 uni-
versities in Indonesia on mod-
ern concepts of biodiversity.
For the past several summers he
has taught Tropical Ecology to
North American middle school
classes in the Peruvian Amazon.
A Fellow of the American
Association for I the
Advancement of Science, the
American Ornithologists'
Union, and the Explorer's Club,
Jackson and his wife Bette (also
a biologist and professor at
Florida Gulf Coast University)
and their two sons live in
Naples.
* Also on the joint Glades,
Hendry County festival sched-
ule, Julie Brashears
Wraithmel l, Coordinator,
Wildlife Viewing Section,
Office of Recreation Services
�for the Florida Fish. and,
Wildlife . Conservation
Commission, will give a pres-
entation on the fifth and final
section of the Great Florida
Birding Trail, the South Florida
section which will be opening
next February. The southern
trail includes Highlands, Glades


and Okeechobee counties. Also
new this year, Doris Greene,
Glades County's new resident
"master gardener" will give a
presentation on "Gardening for
Birds."
'The Glades County agricul-
tural extension office is assist-
ing with organizing a "Kids are
for the Birds," event for chil-
dren in Tom Perry Memorial
Park in the Moore HAven's his-
toric riverfront district.
Even as scheduling new tours
continues, several popular
tours, including last year's Barn
Owl Tour, sponsored by the
Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce, the ever popular
"Owl Hoot," and others remain
on the schedule, along with the
Arts and Crafts show and lec-
tures at, the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven.
According to Glades County
Economic Development
Council Executive Director
Tracy Whirls, since its incep-
tion, the Big 0 Birding Festival
has been intended to attract vis-
itors to Hendry and Glades
Counties, to promote nature-
based tourism around the ""Big


O."
"Toward that end, we will be
upgrading our web site, produc-
ing a-new brochure to be print-
ed in October, promoting the
event at similar festivals around
the state this fall, and targeting
birding publications," Whirls
said. "We hope to make this
year's festival bigger and better
than ever."
In its fifth year, the Big 0
Birding Festival is hosted by
the Glades County Economic
Development Council and
sponsored by United States
Sugar Corporation, Sprint, The
Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce, Hendry County
Tourism Development Council,
Audubon of Florida, U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District, the City
of Moore Haven, Florida Fish
and 'Wildlife Conservation
Commission, and the South
Florida Water Management
District.
For more information on the
Big 0 Birding Festival, contact
Whirls at (863) 946-0300 or e-
mail her at twhirls@glade
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Photos by ELAINE SEDLOCK/News-Sun
Aaron Armstrong, of Sebring (left) and Mike Walker, of Recreation Installations of Stuart, FL, work to assemble a new playground facility at
Donaldson Park in Avon Park. This is one of two new playgrounds which coming to Avon Park. The other is located at Memorial Field. Tony
Anderson, Director of Parks and Recreation said that each of the $200,000 facilities were made possible by a grant from the Florida
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Congress

leaves, but

unfinished

agenda

awaits

next year
By MARY DALRYMPLE
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON -
Congress pushed a pile of
unfinished work into the new
year, even after delivering a
couple of presents to President
Bush before leaving for the
holidays.
With the halls of the Capitol
virtually empty, lawmakers
managed to send two final bills
to the White House on
Thursday. One bill rolled a
massive defense spending bill
together with $29 billion in aid
for the hurricane-damaged Gulf
Coast, $50 billion for action in
Iraq and Afghanistan, and
money to battle a potential bird
flu outbreak.
A second measure kept key
anti-terrorism powers, set to
expire Dec. 31, in place until
Feb. 3. It allows the FBI to con-
tinue to investigate terrorism
cases using powers granted in
2001, include roving wiretaps
and the authority to intercept
wire, spoken and electronic
communications relating to ter-
rorism.
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of Congress' unfinished items,
a package shaving nearly $40
billion off future government
spending, was left until next
year for a final vote.
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tackle unfinished tax bills when
they return.
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the USA Patriot Act means
lawmakers must debate again
in January the merits of gov-
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that some critics fault for not
.protecting innocent Americans'
civil liberties. Bush and GOP
leaders pushed hard for a per-
manent extension of the expir-
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overcome a Senate filibuster.
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us disrupt terrorist plots and
break up cells here in the
United States," Bush said in a
statement the White House
released, after he left for the
Camp David presidential
retreat for the holiday.
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congressional year complicated
by standoffs with Democrats
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Republicans.
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A look into the celestial bucket


Never before in the
history of this world
- nor ever since -
have celestial beings 4 4
sung a conqueror's
entrance into human
domain. Those bright
beings in the sky
were the first ever, A
and the only ever
since, if we can WRI
believe those simple
- and probably illit- CR
erate - shepherds,
who ran to town Ric Li
telling everyone they
met about what they
had seen in the sky, that very
night.
You can imagine the clamor
they caused.
"You think you heard angels
singing? Maybe you've been
too long with the sheep!"
The ridicule must have been
intense for those frightened
shepherds. This was their tsuna-


Editor's note: The News-Sun
has been publishing news
about Highlands County since
1927. As a treat for our read-
ers, we have gone through our
archives and pulled some sto-
ries from previous issues that
we will share on future
Sunday. Sit back and enjoy
this Flash From the Past of
Dec. 10, 1970.
If economists' predictions
come true, the opening of
Disney World will be a major
factor in the last half of
Highlands County's first centu-
ry.
Florida Business Letter has
estimated that Sebring will get
more impact from Disney
World than other perimeter
cities to the South of the proj-
ect.
The business letter picks
Ocala as the perimeter city to
the North which will feel the
most impact; Daytona Beach,
- New Smyrna and Melbourne to


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mi, the overwhelm-
ing flood of supersti-
* tious ignorance they
faced. Maybe they
hadn't really seen
those glowing crea-
tures hovering close
enough to touch, they
thought. Maybe it
was nothing but a fig-
ER S ment of their imagi-
nation, maybe the
IMP consequences of
dehydration. After
enberg all, they'd been out in
the field for a long
time - days.
They knew nothing of
Handel's Messiah.
"And the glory, the glory of
the Lord," had shown round
about them.
They tried to tell their story,
tried to remember the melodies
that flooded with light their
suddenly small field. It was to
no avail. The men in the tavern


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the East, Leesburg and
Lakeland to the West.
The letter points out that
while the Orlando area "will
garner the lion's share" the
impact of the giant new recre-
ational facility will percolate
out into the state.
"New industry, some related
in a supplier capacity, will
locate within a radius of 100
miles, preferably on a major
arterial like U.S. 27.
"Tourists, generated by the
attractions of Disney World,
will tour the area with principal
directions East, West and
South...Sebring probably will
be one of the areas most dra-


thought little of it, brushed it
off, laughed at it, and then
pointed out the shepherds as
docile dreamers, and bought all
of the shepherds a round.
A couple of the shepherds
left the pub and wandered
through the streets, stunned by
the heavenly singing bathed in
light out there on their field and
sharing the only memory they
had of a vague suggestion that
they would find a baby in the
stable of a certain important inn
in Bethlehem.
Not long after, eastern
astrologers, whose hobby it was
to spend their wealth pursuing
celestial wonders, had seen that
light that night and set out to
discover what that great light
meant.
This is not the way the con-
querors of history have entered
the world.
Shepherds running into town
with crazed stories of brilliant


matically affected.
"Geographically, Sebring has
sound grounds for calling itself
the hub of the Peninsula."
Companies seeking to serve the
three fastest growing sections
of the state simultaneously -
Gold Coast, East Central and-
West Central - will not miss the
significance of Sebring's loca-
tion.
Sebring lies within 150 miles
of 73 percent of the state's pop-
ulation, having rail as well as
highway connections with all.
points and sharing in the gentle
climate of sub-tropical South
Florida.
"A steady increase in land
values seems inevitable, not
only because of population
increase but for this additional
reason: farmers farther South
(inland from Palm Beach, Fort
Lauderdale) are being squeezed
out by rising taxes and land
costs and they are looking
northward for new fields."


angels singing about goodwill
to sinful men was never heard
of, until then, and never since.
When the astrologers arrived,
.they contacted the authorities
who knew of the rumors about
the bright light, but could only
give vague directions. They
bowed, and left courteously, the
chamber of the king and his
advisors.
"Tell me where he is," the
king said, "So I can also pay
him cumbrance."
Long after the shepherds left
that stable's inn, where patrons
parked animals instead of cars
and trucks, long after the east-
ern wise men headed home rid-
ing camels instead of driving
Hummers, Jesus began gather-
ing those whom he selected to
be part of his inner core - his
"followers."
His students, because he
began teaching and kept on
teaching, and paused now and
then to blow their minds by
healing someone along the way,
until Peter could not contain
himself and exclaimed, "You
are the Messiah, the Son of
God."
Jesus created his human body
that day, the body of Christ -


the church.
He turned to Peter and said,
"You are the rock of faith upon
which I will build my body."
As I see it, Jesus had created
the first Christian cell.
His students must have
clapped their hands and nudged
each other; they were con-
vinced this guy must be the
Messiah. The nation of Israel
would finally rise as the dry
bones in the old prophecy. Sure,
they thought, it made sense
now: Jesus was really just lying
low, waiting for the right
moment to lead the final and
successful insurgency against
the Romans, and end hundreds
of years of oppression.
Thoughts of the glorious
days of Solomon made them
smile.
They missed it.
Some of us still miss it.
That important moment
when Jesus said, "My kingdom
is not of this world," most of us
have missed. Two millennia
later, some of us are still bent on
creating a Christian theocracy
- the kingdom of God on earth
- in our own time.
We still just don't get it.
Jesus' Great Commission


contains nothing of overthrow-
ing Rome; the Apostle Paul in
all of his letters to the fledgling
churches, for all his great detail
in beautiful, almost poetic
Greek, never once even hinted
that students of the Lord Jesus
Christ ought to take up arms
against their secular govern-
ments. Instead, he commanded
believers to obey the authori-
ties.
"You go into the entire world
and preach the Gospel," Jesus
said.
And then, he was lifted into
the clouds, not into a sky ftill of
singing angels the shepherds
saw and heard.
The next joyful noise from
Jesus and his angels is planned
to begin with his shout that will
in one word instantly conquer
the entire world as he descends,
in a glory that will measure the
angel choir that old night near
Bethlehem little more than a
drop in the celestial bucket.

Ric Liljenberg is a Lake Placid
resident and a former News-
Sun staff member. He is a con-
tributing columnist to the
News-Sun.


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Other viewpoints

In a Washington Post article in November 1999, the
investigative writer James Bamford described a place in
the Yorkshire uplands of northern England called
Menwith Hill where "enormous white globes sit like a
moon base, each one hiding a dish-shaped antenna aimed
at a satellite." For decades, Menwith Hill was the world's
biggest eavesdropping post, one of many around the
globe run by the United State's National Security Agency
- a super secret creation of the cold war's national secu-
rity apparatus. The NSA dwarfs in size the CIA and the
FBI. But even at the height of the cold war, the NSA was
never allowed to spy on Americans.
That's the law - "FISA," as he referred to it in his
news conference on Monday - that President Bush is
now relying on to defend his four-year-old program of
domestic spying by the NSA: the very law created by
Congress to prevent secret, unsupervised domestic spy-
ing. "Do I have the legal authority to do this? And, the
answer is, absolutely," Bush said on Monday.
He is wrong. FISA gives authority to domestic spying
only through the! warrants of a secret court established at
the same time that FISA went in effect. The Foreign


FISA gives

authority to

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only through the

warrants of a

secret court

established at

the same time


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to the president. In this
case the scandal - in this
latest of Bush administra-
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surveillance was taking
place at all.


that FISA went A reporter asked Bush
on Monday: "Could you
into effect. tell us about the planned
attacks on the U.S. that
were thwarted through
your domestic spying plan?" Bush's answer: "No, I'm
not'going to talk about that, because ...,if it's not secret,
- the enemN knows about it, and if the enemy knows about
it, adjusts." Once again Americans are being asked to
trust all, verify nothing, ask nothing, say nothing.
Back in 1999, when Bamford was examining the
NSA's sprawling Yorkshire operations, he noted in The
Washington Post that "rather than shrinking ... since the
fall of the Berlin Wall, Menwith Hill has grown. People
in Europe and the United States are beginning to ask
why. Has the NSA turned from eavesdropping on the
communists to eavesdropping on businesses and private
citizens in Europe and the United States?"
Now we know.

An editorial excerpt from The Daytona Beach. News-
Journal.

Play ball! It's that simple. Just two words that every-
one who enjoys the game of baseball can understand.
Unfortunately, we have to expand it to: Let them play
ball. Four words that make the game twice as difficult.
It's a game. It's an exchange of cultures. We'd like to
think it's not tied in to politics. But, like everything
involving the interaction between the United States and
our neighbors of 80 miles away, Cuba, it does. It does
because the U.S. government says it does.
Major League Baseball for some time had been plan-
ning the World Baseball Classic. It's a tournament of
teams from 16 countries and is to be played in March in
conjunction with spring training. Most of the teams will
be composed of Major League players who have ties to
another country.
Unlike those teams, one of the invited countries, Cuba,
was expected to send a team of players who play for the
country's national team - the one the U.S. has difficul-'
ty defeating in the Olympics and other recognized tour-
naments.
Six years ago, the Baltimore Orioles went to Cuba for
a game; then both teams played a second contest in
Baltimore.
This year's World Baseball Classic is to be an 18-day
affair with games scheduled for Tokyo, Puerto Rico,
Arizona, California and Florida. ,
Miami Republican Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart
spoke out against Cuba's involvement, calling the
Treasury decision "appropriate and correct." New York
Democrat Jose E. Serrano took the opposite stance:
"Let's keep politics out of this."
We have editorialized in the past about the value of let-
ting people from the two nations interact. Many people
from Key West have found reason to visit Cuba, but that
is not the goal of our federal government.
Instead, they (and many immigrants from Cuba) wait
for the end of the Castro regime, a government that. has
been in place for almost 50 years. They wait for Fidel
Castro's death. But, when that happens,"it is assumed that
his brother, Raoul, will ascend to the presidency. After
that, who knows other than an almost certain intervention
by the U.S. government.
The embargo has not benefited either country. And nei-
ther should it intrude into athletics. Let them play. Let
them play ball!

An editorial excerpt from the Key West Citizen.


News-Sun, Sunday, December 25, 2005


EDITORIALS/OPINIONS


A short story to remind us of this Child's beginning


News-Sun
Serving Highlands County since 1927


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Call county if

you need to

Editor: ,
Shut down the shutter scam-
mers. They are out there folks,
believe me, I know.
We have had two supposed-
to-be companies contact us for
awnings.
The first one came out and
took all the measurements and
gave us his card and said he
would work up the price and
get back to us with it. The next
day while looking at his card
my wife noticed that all that
was on it was the name and
phone number and awnings and
shutters but nothing referring to
the most important thing on
any business card, which is
license and insurance: They
called later and said they were
finishing up a job in Lake
Placid the next day and would
come by with a contract.
I called the building and zon-
ing department and they had no
license or insurance ... so they
called the next morning saying
they they were on their way.
Well, I had both barrels cocked
-and waiting for them.
They came with a contract
land it was also blank as far as
any legal information was con-
cerned. When I asked about
their license and insurance
there was another song and
dance. It was a printing error on
their cards.
I told them I had called the
county arid what they said.
Well, that was another one ...
the county's part .. and they
would call them.
As he picked up his cell
phone that's when I fired the
first barrel telling him I had the
number and I would get them


I or hospitals with all
LOOK of modern medi-
cine's marvels
Ware available.
Join me as we
follow a couple on
the road. The gov-
ernment has ordered a census of
the people in the area. This cen-
sus was apparently for the pur-
pose of determining taxes,
which shows that governments
haven't changed much in 2000
or more years.
In this time you don't fill out
a form and pop it in the mail
when the government asks for
something. No, people had to
go, to the towns of their ances-
tors to register. That meant this
couple had to travel. And they
did so using foot power, though
perhaps the woman got to ride
on an animal for the trip.
The woman, you see, is preg-
nant. Very pregnant. If there
were a modern day doctor tak-
ing care of her, he might have
tried to talk her out of the trip.
But here she is, traveling with
her husband in all the discom-
fort a woman endures during


on the line for them. I don't
know what they were saying to
him, but he came back to me
(saying) that it was a small error
there and they were going up to
take care of it right then and
would be back with all the nec-
essary paper work. Well, they
either got lost in Highlands
County or they went to the
North Pole.
That was number one.
Just last week. we got a call
from someone regarding
awnings. Well, we were still in
the market for them so made an


her ninth month of pregnancy.
These two people are not the
only ones coming to
Bethlehem. The census decree
included a large number of peo-
ple, and it may have seemed
that all of them had decided to
go to Bethlehem. Think of
Sebring during Race Week, and
you will appreciate the fact that
the inns in the town were filled
to bursting. By the time the cou-
ple we are following get ,to an
inn, they are putting up the "No
Vacancy" sign.
But there is a problem. The
woman is in labor, or about to
go into labor. They need a roof
over their head. Circumstances
force them to improvise. They
are given shelter in the stables,
which might have been a cave
or grotto where the animals
were kept.
Here the woman gives birth
to her first born child - a son.
She wraps Him in strips of
cloth, perhaps packed and car-
ried for this eventuality. His
first crib is made of wood, per-
haps a hollowed out log that
contained hay for the animals to


appointment with them. .
Two very nice, presentable
young men came out, took all
the measurements and said they
would get back to use with a
price. When I asked for a card,
same thing. Nothing regarding
license or insurance but when
they brought the contract out
they would have all the neces-
sary paper work.
Guess what? We haven't
heard a word from them since.
Draw your own conclusions.
So folks, make sure if you
are having any extensive work


eat.
Only a few Tnade note of His
birth. Shepherds in the field
(which probably means it was
springtime) were given the
news by an angelic host. At one
point, some men followed a star
to Him. Later, a jealous king
would try to kill Him, murder-
ing other male children in the
attempt.
More than 2,000 years later
the world takes a break from its
day to day living and on this
day reflects on the birth of this
Child who was the Son of God,
the child who would meet His
supposed end on a Roman
cross, but who triumphed over
death and gives a lost and.dying
world the hope of redemption.
Amongst the wrapping paper,
the Christmas dinner and the
bulging Christmas stockings,
take a moment and reflect on
this Child.
Again, Merry Christmas.

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


done don't take their word for
their paper work. Call the coun-
ty. If people like that can go
around and get a third up-front
money on a $12,000-$14,000
job, that's pretty easy money ...
till they get caught. But person-
ally, I wouldn't recommend it. I
would rather look out my win-
dows through venetian blinds
than iron bars.
Be careful and know who
you are doing business with.
Just call the county and ask
questions.
Charlie Ball
Lake Placid


A thank you to the holiday workers


We all have to
work the weekend
sometimes.
Some of us work
through Thanksgiv- ;
ing, Christmas, New
Year's Eve or the
other holidays nor-
mally reserved for
family, friends and REA
celebration. -
Heading home last -_
Thursday night, I said
a silent prayer for
each person out there
who has to run a
restaurant, grocery store or a
gasoline station for those of us
who don't want to cook or stock
up before the weekend.


IL

Atit


I used to work in
restaurants. I know.
Thanksgiving can
easily be one of the
busiest days of the
year.
I also said a prayer
tl&at people will get
along and be careful
LIFE with fire, tools and
ge electricity so they
inger Won't injure them-
- selves or others this
Christmas weekend.
I give thanks for
every law enforce-
ment officer, firefighter, and
paramedic who must roll at a
moment's notice to break up
mayhem, correct our careless-


ness, and repair the injuries we
did to ourselves or others.
They are� among the people
who make sure there is peace
on Earth.
Also among them are volun-
teers for the American Red
Cross, The Salvation Army, and
countless churches and charity
organizations who help repair
and rebuild people's physical
and spiritual lives after a crisis.
They help bring peace within
us.
As long as we're talking
about peace, let's all say a
prayer for every soldier, sailor,
flyer and fighter who is out in
the world, every day and each
year, trying to ensure peaceful


'The ultimate goal of the media should not be politi-

cal or financial, but human. However, if freedom

means not having any limits or any principles, then

the question is, 'What use is there to have such a

freedom?' '
THE DALAI LAMA, Tibetan spiritual leader, 2004


government in a turbulent
world.
It all comes down to doing
the work of solving our prob-
lems in a calm manner, whether
with other nations or with a dif-
ficult neighbor.
May each person, family,
community, city, state and
nation work to manage our own
affairs and resolve differences.
Then we won't have to send our
soldiers, police, firefighters and
relief workers as often to
achieve peaceful coexistence.
Finally, even though this may
upset some of you, thanks for
Jesus Christ: "The reason for
the season." He died for every-
one, so we all could have peace
in our souls.
May this season bring peace
to all of you.

Remember, though - you
have to work at it, even with
that neighbor you can't stand.

News-Sun staff writer Phil
Attinger covers public safety
and county government issues.
Contact Phil by telephone at
385-6155, Ext. 516, or by e-
mail at phil.attinger@news-
sun.com.


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importantly, Merry LAURA
Christmas to all of
my readers. I hope Laurc
you didn't get coal
in your stocking
and are enjoying
the day today. And I hope the
rest of the holiday season is a
pleasant one for you.
I gave a lot of thought about
this column. When I realized it
would actually run on
Christmas Day, I asked myself
what I would want to share with
my readers for that day. Past
Christmases I have gone
through? Trivia about the holi-
day? My theory on what fruit-
cake really is?
But when you come down to
* it, there is only one thing I
could talk about today.
Go back in time with me.
Maybe not on another Dec.
25th, but to a day that for most
was a blip in history. And we're
talking very far back. Back
before cell phones, cars, the
Internet, or Holiday Inn. Back
before there were fast food
restaurants or health insurance


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Publisher
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News-Sun, Sunday, December 25, 2005 u


Each day brings a new beginning


I would venture
to say most of us GUEST
vow at this time of
year to start our Sheila
lives over and do
better. We promise
ourselves we'll cut
down on the coffee, throw the
cigarettes away, have one mar-
tini for lunch instead of three
and try to be nicer and more
loving to family and friends.
We pledge to be on time for
appointments, turn off the tele-
vision set and pick up a book
more often.
Very noble ambitions, but
how often do we stick to the
plan? I can last a few hours
before a craving for some spe-
cial blend of flavored coffee
tugs at my innards and I find
myself standing in line at
Barnie's or Starbuck's or worse
yet, Dunkin Donuts. "A small
coffee with only one sugar
cruller," I tell the clerk, "It's my
New Year's resolution." She
smiles patiently; she's heard it
all before.
It's a new year, so we decide
to be a better friend, more
thoughtful spouse, more patient
and understanding parent. But
why? It's just a calendar; some
numbers on a square sheet of
paper glorified with a picture of
the snow up north, or the palm


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trees down south.
;OLUMN Why do we get so
excited over this
. Ryan mundane happen-
ing? I'll tell you
why, it's because
of the never-end-
ing promotions from advertis-
ers who latch onto our psyches
and attempt to promote the feel-
ing that we need to buy their
product, we need to spend more
money and we need to give big-
ger and better gifts if we want
to become better people. Each
holiday we're bombarded with
all kinds of incentives to show
our love and affection and
respect by giving large, expen-
sive and memorable gifts. Is
this a good idea? Sure it is. It's
fun and makes us feel good
about ourselves.
But what about the rest of the
year? Christmas comes and
goes, the New Year's resolu-
tions are forgotten in the rush
and crush of daily life and there
we are again, the same people
we were before we installed the
new calendar, before the num-
bers on it proclaimed the pass-
ing of the old year. Perhaps we
should make it a point to review
our lives once a week, or better
yet,.once a day and make some
new resolutions.
Each day is a new beginning


and possibly it would be a good
idea to make morning a time to
plan what we will do that day to
improve our own image, while
making someone else's life a
little more pleasant. Smile at
someone who is unhappy, hug a
cranky child and choose not to
kick the dog, but to take him for
a walk.
I stuck a prayer on my fridge
with one of those cute little
magnets reminding me that
today someone will need me to
be extra nice to them.
I read it while I sip my coffee
and vow to do my best to make
someone else's life a little easi-
er this very day by having more
patience and showing more for-
giveness.
A telemarketer called a few
minutes ago, interrupting my
train of thought. I had to get up
from my computer and walk
into the kitchen to answer the
phone. In the past, this would
have annoyed me terribly and I
would have been short tem-
pered with the caller. But not
today, this time I wished that
anonymous person a Happy
Holiday, before I slammed the
phone down in his ear.

Shelia Ryan is a Sebring resi-
dent.


Pull a Reagan, Mayor Bloomberg


New York City is
verging on chaos,
with an illegal tran-
sit-worker strike all
but paralyzing the
city and costing its i
economy an estimat-
ed $400 million a
day. Some experts
believe the ultimate
cost to the city will MAKINI
be over $1 billion.
From all reports, Michaei
Mayor Bloomberg is -
standing tough, fac-
ing off . against
Transport Workers Union
President Roger Toussaint and
33,700 striking employees. Yet
despite the mayor's feistiness
the strike goes on, proving that
being tough in this instance is
not enough.
Said the mayor: "It is costing
people their jobs. It will cost
billions in lost economic activi-
ty. It is robbing people of their
opportunities to earn a living
and provide for their families ...
It is costing students their
opportunity to learn. It will
make it harder for our police
officers, firefighters and EMS
to get where they need to go.
"We live in a country of laws
where there can be severe con-
sequences for those who break
them. Roger Toussaint and the
TWU have shamefully decided
they don't care about the people
they work for and that they
have no respect for the law," he
added. "The leadership of the
TWU has thuggishly , turned
their backs on New York City,
and disgraced the noble concept
of public service."
Right on, but not nearly
enough.
Look at it this way: these
striking workers are creating
havoc, subjecting their fellow
New Yorkers to economically
devastating consequences.


G SENSE
? Reagan


Many workers in the
city are paid only
when they work, and
many of them can't
get to work thus rob-
bing of them of any
income. Many New
Yorkers are being
forced to walk long
distances to get to
their jobs in bitterly
cold weather. The
streets are jammed
with traffic as New
Yorkers with cars
face monumental


traffic jams. And all this is hap-
pening in the week before
Christmas, the very time many
merchants need to earn the
profits that help keep them
going year long.
And City Comptroller Bill
Thompson warns that if the
strike lasts a week it will cost
New York's economy $1.6 bil-
lion.
The people who have done
this - the union bosses and
those 33,700 transit workers -
have lost any claim they have
for job security. They have
betrayed the city and the people
of New York in the worst possi-
ble way and they no longer
deserve to be on the city's pay-
roll.
And it's some payroll. In a
city where' the average wage
earner makes $45,000, subway
operators earned an average of
$62,438 a year, including over-
time, under the previous three-
year contract, according to the
Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Train conductors averaged
$53,000, subway booth clerks
$50,720, and bus drivers earned
an average of $62,551.
Add to that the fact that these
workers can retire at full pen-
sion at the age of 55 in a nation
where the average retirement


age is 65 or higher. That pen-
sion program, by the way, is a
ticking time bomb down .the
road that threatens to bankrupt
the MTA.
The MTA has offered the
union a three-year contract with
raises of 3 percent, 4 percent
and 3.5 percent through 2008.
The transit agency also agreed
to retain the union's full pension
retirement eligibility age at 55,
on condition that new employ-
ees contribute 6 percent of their
annual earnings for 10 years to
help finance future pensions. So
far the union has spurned all
such offers.
It's time for Mayor
Bloomberg stand up like a real
leader and to do what my father,
Ronald Reagan did during- the
air traffic controller's strike that
threatened to shut down all air
traffic - fire all 33,700 of them
. and fire them now.
The mayor should- listen to
New Yorkers such as a man
named Gary who told CBS
News that Bloomberg "should
do what Reagan did in the '80s
when he fired all the air traffic
controllers for going on strike.
I'm sure in times like these
there will be plenty of New
Yorkers who'd line up for
jobs."
And if more are needed let
the city round up all those ille-
gal aliens living there and put
them to work in the transit sys-
tem.

Mike Reagan, the eldest son of
the late President Ronald
Reagan, is heard on more than
200 talk radio stations nation-
ally as part of the Radio
America Network. Look for
Mike's new book, Twice
Adopted. Order autographed
books at www.reagan.com. E-
mail comments to
mereagan@hotmail.com.


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