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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY'S HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1927


754


SUNDAY July 23, 2006


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Com~plete
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report on.


Rally against ordinance draws few


* Tiroiuanficlds illtgl inni-
gilraini, (L nCntCi is. 2 .A.

By KEVIN J. SHUT

AVON PARK With an
American flag in hand and
socks embroidered with LISA
around his ankles, a Hispanic
man joined 30-41) protesters
Saturday. morning at the second
anti-Illegal Immigration Relief
Act rally at city hall.
Patricia Austin emceed the
protest while people of varied
skin tones took the podium
declaring themselves
Americans and demanding
equal protecuon under the law.
Nilda Lueo. of Axon Park.
translated the speeches into
Spanish for the non-English
speaking. self-proclaimed
Americans. while a dozen
counter-protesters watched
from the v.est side of A'on
Park's city hall building. \%here
Lester Tolar held a sign bearing.
"No Habla Espanol."
"All that I ask is you be
strong and stand up for what
you believe in." Ausiun told the
cro\~d before, the\ marched
west on Main Street to U.S. 27.
returning on the north side of
the Mall
Lueo came to the United
States \when she was 11. was
educated here and returned to
her homeland of Puerto Rico
\\here she w\as a bilingual
teacher for several \ears before
retuirnJng here.
"This ordinance is against the
Hispanics and not anybody else


K.jTAR_ SIMMuNiNSNe,-.Sur.
Protesters walk up and down NMain Street in A on Park Saturday morning ,a'ing American fags and holding signs in protest of the Illegal
Immigration Relief Act to be oted upon Monda.y night b) the A'on Park Cit) Council.


as far as I'm concerned." Lugo
said. unable to specify\ what part
of the proposed law mentioned
ethnicity or nationality.
Follo" ing the lead of
Hazelton, Pa.. Avon Park
Mayor Tom Macklin proposed
the Illegal Immigration .Relief
Act to give the city a method to


"find landlords wtho knovwinmg
rent or lease to illegal aliens to0
assess penalties on business
owners \ ho know ingly hire an
illegal alien and to make
English the official language of
the local government."
"This \whole thing is born out
of the frustration of citizens."


Macklin said over the phone
SaturdIay afternoon. "I' e seen a
stead, stream of disgruntled cit-
izenrs for the pas, nine years
since I v.as a councilman com-
plaining that their neighbor-
hoods. are becoming labor
canlmps."
Mackimn said the cit\ has


sought relief from a anerit of
state agencies only to "hit a
stone all at ever turn.
Particularly the Highlands
County Health Department
issues migrant housing pernuts
for groups of fi\e or more peo-

See RALLY. page 9A


Sebring teenager's


death memorialized


online by friends


By KEVIN J. SHUTT

SEBRING James
Anthon) "Sugapop" Jefferson
Jr., of Sebring, died Thursday
in a Polk Count\ traffic acci-
dent.
But, his memory lives on at
.MvSpact coan. where his
friend Virginia "Starr"
Sanchez created a posthumous
profile for friends and rela-
tiees. to pay their respects.
Jefferson, 16. and best
friend Elmias Douglas were in
Frostproof on Thursday. when
he failed to yield the right of
\a\ to a Ken\,orth flatbed
trailer hauling a tractor and
grove sprayer, according to
Polk County Shenff's Office
spokeswomann Donna Wood.
The semi. northbound on
State Road 17, slimmned into
,the driver's side door of
Jefferson'.s light blue 1987
Che\rolet Impala
:Douglas, 17, of Sebring,
% .s flown to Lakeland
Regional i Medical Center.
where he was in critical condi-
tion in the intensive care unit.
"He's just an amazing per-
son," Sanchez said. explaining.
that she and Jefferson had
been friends since; seventh
grade. "He \was the best per-
son, the coolest person to talk
to." '
She had dated Douglas at
one time.
"He and Elias were always
together." Sanchez said,
explaining she began the.
online tribute after confirming
her friend's death.
She first learned of'
Jefferson's death from a
friend, with whom she hadn't
spoken since school let out,


; ; .' ' C >.' '-..' i ph. i:.to
James Anthony 'Sugapop'
Jefferson Jr., a student at
Sebring High School, died
Thursday in a traffic accident
south of Frostproof.

who called and told her about
the accident. The friend is
known as a jokester and it took
her a minute to believe he
stan't playing a joke
After calling Jefferson's
older brother Anthony
Williams, Sanchez built
Jefferson's profile under the
MySpace listing "'RIP
Sugapop."
In Sugapop's, "about me"
section, Sanchez rote. "...this
is a dedication page for James
"SugaPop" Jefferson. On July

See ONLINE, page 9A


-S',C't'l tl O i h I A t',i -, Sinm
SEBRING Audrey Vickers filed Friday for
the Highlands County Commission. District 2
sear that she held from 1990 to 1994.
Vickers. a resident of Londa. w\as only the
third woman exer to be elected to the Highlands
Count\ Commission and her victorN in 1990
gate the Republican party its first commission
majonit in history.
In 1994., she did not seek re-election to a sec-
ond term. instead committing herself to a cam-
paign for the 16th Congressional District seat
vacated by the retirement of Toni Lewis. She
placed second to Mark Foley in the 1994
Republican pnmary. Her commitment to public
sern ice and the citizens of Highlands County
continued On May 31. Vickers completed two
four-year terms., as a trustee of at South Florida
Community College. a position to which she had
been appointed by Governor Jeb Bush.
"I am committed, able and w illmng to serne the
county for another four years. it elected. I tillI
serve all the people." Vickers said in a prepared


S :-.. statement %\hen she qualified
shornl before the noon dead-

san" candidate \\ill place her
on the general election ballot
on No%. 7.
INA, TProfessionally, Vickers has
- been a ne,''s journalist for the
I past 54 years She is current\
%working on the first of a
VICKERS series of books on the hjstorN
of the Heartland.
She and her husband Vic ha\e four children
and si\ grandchildren, all of \hom li\e in
Highlands County. The candidate promised addi-
uonal information on her platforni for the 2006
campaign shortly .
"I believe that m) e\penence %%orkine \ith a
great team of fellow commissioners in the earl\
1990s on such important issues as the compre-
hensi\e plan, initiating the count\ adniinisitator
form of government and other important projects
See VICKERS. page 9A.


A lakeside tribute


70s


CONTACTS

Avon Park (863) 452-1009
Sebring (863) 385-6155
Lake Placid (863)1 465-0426
Fax (863) 385-1954
E-mail editor@newssun.com
Online www.newssun.com





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KTA.. RA siMI.iONSN ..Su.
Steve Martin i from left i. of Sebring, joins his sister Betty Martin, of Avon Park, Saturday at Veterans
Beach here they and other members of the extended family throw rose petals into Lake Jackson in
memory of his daughter Ruth Marie NMartin, who died July 15 in a boating accident at 3920 Lakevie'%
.Drive. Martin said hii daughter and granddaughters often hung out at this Sebring beach, and he hopes
the petals float from here to %here she died.. '


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HIGHLANDS

in brief

Temporary

road closure
SEBRING Arbuckle
Creek Road, just north of
U.S. 98, is now open.
For further information,
contact the Highlands
Counts Engineering
Department at 40-2-6877.

Boil Water
notice issued
AVON PARK Due to
multiple lightning strikes to
city water plants causing
complete loss of power and
pow er surges to pumps, if
:,ou experienced no water or
xern low\ after r pressure
please follow% precautionary
procedures
This warning affects all
cit\ of A\ on Park utility
customers. e\cluding the
Sebnng Ridoe customers.
As a precaution, utility
officials advise that all
%water used for dnnkmng or
cooking be disinfected.
Litilize one of the follow-
ing methods: boiling, chlo-
rine beach, purification
tablets or use bottled water.
The "PrecautionarN Boil
Water Notice" will remain
in effect until the problem
has been corrected and bac-
teriological survey show s
that water is safe to dnnk
If you hate am ques-
tions, call Avon ParkPolice
'Department, 453-6622, or
from a.m. to -4 p in.
Monda\ through Fnda\. call
Public Works at -52-442

New grants


ighlands Soi and Water
Conservation District will
administer three new grants
for the Florida Department
of Agnculture and
Consumer Serx ices. The
cost-share dollars a ailable
to participating agnculturail
producers exceeds $4 mil-
lion..
The oblectites of the
grants are to implement .
Best Management Pracuce -
Sconservation plans for
landowners to comply 'with,
water quality regulations set
b\ the Department of
En ironmental Protection
for the Lake Okeechobee
Restorationi Act and the
Florida Watershed
Restoration Act. The partici-
pation in these programs
will put landowners into
presumption of compliance
with state water quality
standards from the DEP.
The purpose of the new .
grants is'to address resid-
ual/historical soil phospho- .
rous and .to facilitate the
design and implementation
of the agriculture storm
water management system;
to implement comprehen-
sive nutrient management
plans; and to reduce agricul-
ture non-point source phos-
phorus .
.FDACS will;make initial
contact with the landowner
for this program. The first
focus of the program will be
S cow/calf operations because
of the total acreage :
involved. For more infor-
mation call 402-6545.


Love Bug Jubilee



returns to Circle


SiLS sN FOSTERJNc. .:.i,
District 66 Florida House Representative Baxter Troutman Ileft) I listens to Avon Park Mayor Tom
: Macklin explain the provisions of the Illegal Immigrant Relief Act. The city council will consider the
measure at a public hearing Monday night at the Avon Park Community Center. Troutman %as in
Sebring Thursday night for a speaking engagement at the Ivory Club meeting.


Troutman fields illegal




immigration concerns


By BARRY FOSTER
M z" '' ,'ll *:.0.' 1r-.. .ll. .ll
SEBRING About two
dozen people braved the ele-
ments and turned out Thursday
evening to hear a Tallahassee
Uipd.ite and ask questions of
District 66 Florida House
Representative Ba\ter
Troutman at the July meeting of
the Ivory Club.
Troutman series on the
House's agriculture committee,
business regulation committee,
community colleges and work-
force committee and as the vice
chairman on both the state
administration appropriations
committee and the state
resources council.
However, it is Baxter's post
on the Florida House
Legislative Commission on
lMigrant and Seasonal Labor
that drew most of the interest.
..,'.I,,l.- ; don ,'.yWan1 n5 '(.o6M A',
about the whole Avon Park
thing."- Troutman told the
group, noting that A'on Park
Mayor Tom Macklin \\as in the
audience.
Hovnever, Troutman %\as
drawn into 'the discussion, with,
Macklin asking why the
Highlands -County Legislative
Delegation had not acted on a.
request to require county health.
departments to check on zoning
proxy visions before the' issued.
permits for migrant labor hous-,
Sing. .
"Our single family residen-
tial zoning only permits four,
unrelated people to live within
that zoning classification to live
under the same roof,, yet the
housing permits say five or
more," Macklin said.' "The.
health department has to come'
out for an on-site inspection and,
they can easily find out the zon-
ing yet they don't do it because
the\ aren't required to."
Troutman told Macklin he,
didn't. know why. the' measure
was not introduced to the legis-
lature,.- telling the mayor that
"somebody dropped the. ball"
on the request.
When code enforcement offi-
cials go out to enforce the zon-
ing requirements, they are told
all of the men are brothers,
cousins or other family mem-
bers. Even l hen the process for
prosecution. is started, the
wheels'of justice move so slow-
ly that harvesting season is over
and the men are, gone by the
time the resolution process has
begun. -
Council members hear regu-
lar reports from residents ask-


Security at council meeting to

include use of metal detectors

AVON PARK Due to the contro'ersial'and high profile
nature of the Illegal Imnugration Relief Act to be otied on by
cit\ council at 6 p.m. Monday at the Community Center. la%%
enforcement \%ill be present.
For safety purposes, metal detectors will be used upon
entry.
The city's desire is to move people in and hawe them seat-
ed as quickly and smoothly as possible. In order to accom-
plish this, people are asked to leawe anything either at home
or in their cars that may trigger detectors.
While it is understood that people do need to carr\ some
items with them, it will help expedite the process of getting
people inside and seated if they carry onl\ essentials \"th
them.
It is possible that handbags with zippers may set off detec-
tors. If that happens, these bags will be searched.
It is the hope of the cit. that people be understanding of
this inconvenient but necessary measure, and do whatever
possible to assist in making the evening non-problematic for
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ing them to "do something",
about the problems but find',
their hands are tied by the'
process.
Later, acklin told
Troutman .that had the city
received some help from the'
state' on the situation, the'cur-
rent ordinance under considera-
tion. called the "Illegal
Immigrant Relief Act." might
never have been introduced. He
also explained the pending leg-
islation to the District 66 repre-
sentative. noting that while the
widespread impression is the
measure was aimed at illegals.
in fact it is targeted at business-
es that knowing I hire them and
landlords who knowing rent
to those here illegal.
As to his service on .the
Legislative Commission onf
Migrant and Seasonal Labor,
Troutman told, the group the
issue really "blew,up" a month
after the committee had issued.:
its report.
Released this past February,
the 15-page document was the
result of meetings with advoca-
cy groups, agriculture industry
representatives, state agency
personnel and the farmworkers
themselves. ,.
The recommendations of the
group included state funding.
for .affordable farm orker
housing. funding for KidCare
benefits for all children of
migrant 'and seasonal
laborers, a suggestion ihat in
addition to advocacy groups,
farmworkers themselves be
consulted and,.included in dis-.
cussions and support of efforts.


for a federal guest\iorker pro-
gram among other things.
"You ralk with the farmwork-
er advocates but who advocates
for the citizens'?" asked one of
Sthe audience members.
Troutman said that with the
,current firor over illegal imnmi-
grants, the committee %would be
"under the microscope'" in their
meetings next session.
In responding to questions
about why the state could not
take action ,to deal w ith illegal
immigrants, Troutman a
longtime agriculturalist and cit-
rus grower said the
Legislature was told b\ the fed-
eral 'government %what steps
they could and could not take.
However, he was at a loss to
explain how Colorado la"l mak-
ers'were able to pass legislation
earlier this month mandaung
that people, receive ing state or
federal aid will have to verify
their citizenship.
As written, the Colorado
measure applies to Medicare,
Medicaid. unemployment
. insurance, aging and adult serv-
ices energy assistance pro-
grams:
, Public, opinion has been
divided on the issue, but not as
evenly 'split as, some might
believe. While there have been
protest matches against the pro-
posed Avon Park ordinance, 'let-
ters to the editor and calls to
talk radio, mirror an April
Zogby poll, which .shows' 81
percent of the people believe
that local and state police
should help federal authorities
enforce laws against illegal


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The second
annual Love Bug Jubilee is on
the way. The Sept. 9 event will
be co-sponsored by the Sebring
Special Events Committee, the
Heartland Volkswagen Club
and the Greater Sebring
Chamber of Commerce.-
"We're .really. looking for-
ward to.being part of this event,
which was such a success last
year," .Chamber -Executive
Director Dan Andrews satd.
Coming off their very suc-
cessful inaugural triathalon
event, the chamber will take
the sponsorship of the former
Sebring Downtown Merchjnts
arid Professional Association,
which -recently voted to fold
itself into the chamber organi-
zation., .. ,
Like laist ear. LBJI 11 ill be
,.part. of the monthly' Second
Sattiurda. Nile Cruise. held on
the histonc Circle in downtown
Sebring but this time there will
beat least one new e\ent.
Dubb-d "Wings Around the
Circle," a barbectie co'itet.
'"Iwas approached by Jady,
Hill, who was one .of the
founders of the Central Florida
Barbecue Festival., who asked
about doing a w ings cook-off,"
said Barn Foster. ne,. director
of the Cohan Radio Group. ,who
series as the disc jockey and
master of ceremonies at the


monthly: cruise. "I told him it
was a great idea and made him
the chairman of. the' commit-'
tee."
Hill said it would be a fairly
simple competition to begin
with., starting with just two cat-
egories. Participants can cook'
barbecue wings or hot wings or
both. Only gas grills will be
permitted and all the cooking
must be done on site. Judging
\t ill be based on appearance.
tenderness and of course taste.
Applications currently are
available at the chamber
"We"ll allow them: to start
cooking as early js 2 p.m. with
turn-in time at 5 p.m..'" Hill
said.,
The Heartland VW Club will
reprise its role from the inaugu-
rat event, handling the influx of
\'olksiagens that proved to be
Such a draw last year. .' -'
"When I did my research to .
see if there %were an) other love
bug festivals. I came up with
Stwo threads, one was on loe
bug.s the insect, the other \as
Herbie the Lo\ e Bug
Volksw~agen. so adding the
VW's was a natural extension."
Foster said.
Last \ear VAV owners from
all o\er the state attended the
e\ent. corning from as far away
as Leesburg, Tampa. Naples.
Miami. Fort Lauderdale. 'and
Nei\ Sm\rna Beach.


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J.. .. .with African honey bees


Courtesy photos
Members of the Highlands Association of Realtors enjoy the Caribbean Casino Night to raise funds for
local charities.



Realtors raise funds




for local charities


News-Sun
SEBRING More than 150
Realtors and affiliate members
of the Highlands Association of'
Realtors gathered Friday, July
14, at the Sebring Civic Center
to raise funds for Heartland
Horses for the Handicapped,
Good Shepherd Hospice and
the Realtor Political Action
Committee.
The Realtors hosted the sec-
ond annual Caribbean Casino
Night which was a complete
success. The event brought in
$1,750 each of the local organi-
zations. Association Executive
Arianna Jordan Burke said the
members are delighted that they
are able to give some assistance


Mildred Craig
Mildred M. Craig, 95, of
Sebring, died July 20, 2006, in
Avon Park.
Born in Union City, N.J., she
was a homemaker She was a
member of Sebring Country
Estates Ci\ic Association and
St. John United. Methodist
Church
Survivors include her hus-
band, Ralph A.; son, Donald B.
Tennant Sr. of North
Stonington, Conn.; 14 grand-
children; and several great-
grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements
were handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.

Alice Lowe
Alice D. Lowe, 92, of.
Sebring, died-July 14, 2006, in
Sebring.
Born in Shellman; Ga., she
had been a resident of Sebring
for 66 years, coming from Fort
Lauderdale.
She 'was a member of the
Eastern Star and Zion Hill
Baptist Church in Sebring.
Survivors include her sons,
Jimmy tverhart of St.
Petersburg, Clarence of
Baltimore, Willie:C. Moses of
Tallahassee and Walter and
Jerome, both of Sebring;
daughters, Panky Taylor of
Sebring, Katie Reed and Mary
- Williams, both of Tampa, and
Rosa Cooper of Fort
Lauderdale; brother, Lucious
Daniels of Fort Lauderdale; sis-


to these worthy groups.
"Just to see the look of pure
joy on the 'client's faces as they
are on the horses is a blessing in
itself," Burke said. "And, who
among us has not heard of the
care and comfort Hospice pro-
vides during the most trying
time any family can experi-
ence."
The event would not have
been as successful without the
support of the event sponsors
such as Exit Realty All Stars,
Home Shopper, Re/Max Realty
Plus and Seacoast National
Bank. A special thanks, to the
table sponsors American
Service and Title, Bank of
America, Country Club Realty,


ters, Lola Howard of Fort
Lauderdale, Ozella Witcher of
Atlanta, Pinkie Thomas of
Cocoa and Gussie Bryant of
Springfield, Mass.;.,35 .grand-
children; and se eral great-
Irrindchildrenr and great-gieat-
gi andchildren.
A funeral service was
.Saturday at Greater Mount Zion
African-Methodist 'Church,
with Pastor Al Donaldson offi-
ciating. Intermerit was in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens in
Avon Park.
Arrangements were handled
by Marion Funeral Chapel,
Avon Park.


Maria Ortiz Colon
Marial M. Ortiz Colon, 84,
of Sebring, died July 21, 2006,
in Sebring.
Born in Catano, Puerto Rico,
she moved to Sebring in 2005
and was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Edna Ayala of Sebnng and
Julia Sosa of Catano, Puerto
Rico; sons,, Miguel Sosa of
Poinciana and Rafael Sosa of
Pueblo, Colo.; sisters, Jena
Rolon of Catano, Puerto Rico
and Miaiam Ortiz of Viequez,
Puerto Rico and Florida; 14
grandchildren; and. 20 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12-2
p.m. Monday at Morris Funeral
Chapel in Sebring. Funeral
service will follow at 2 p.m.
with Father Jose Gonzalez offi-
ciating.


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Coldwell Banker, Heartland
National Bank, Heartland Title-
Insurance Agency, Highlands
Today, The' Law offices of:
McClure and Lobos, P.A.,
Preferred Properties of
Okeechobee, Real Estate
Executives Golden Key,
SunTrust Mortgage,, Teresa and
Kevin Bock, Gold Key
Mortgage; Cherokee Home
Inspections, Rock Homer
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Ryzicon Haynes Pest Control,
Liberty Title, the News-Sun'and
Keller Williams Real Estate.
The evening could not have
been more perfect, doing, a,
good deed and having fun at the
same time.


Single adults 50

and older meeting
SEBRING Single adults
,50 and older will meet at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 12, at Homer's
Smorgasbord in Sebrin2
Square plaza, across from \:,l-
MNIr. o forin'a niev. grou tip '
Highlands County. '
,Respond by calling 385,-
9838. The cost of dinner upon
arrival is approximately $10.


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
* SEBRING Four dogs that
were stung to death in Palm
Beach County earlier this year
has everyone buzzing about
African honey bees.
According to the Florida
Department of Agriculture,
African bees were brought to
Brazil and bred with European
bees there in the early 1950s.
Imported European bees were
having difficulty adjusting to
the tropical climate and it was
thought the African bees would
strengthen the stock.
While it was know that the
African bees were more aggres-
sive, it was thought they would
lose that aggression.
They were wrong. .
African honey bees striongli
defend their hives. They. feel,
threatened far sooner than
European honey bees do, and
when they feel threatened they
will attack and pursue people,
or animals, over long 'distances
up to a quarter of a mile.
Stinging targets 10 times more
often than European h...nev%
bees would.
"And they somietinme take
over European honey beehives
invading them, killing the
European queen and instalIng-
their own.


Worse, African honey bees
are prolific. They swarm -
leave an old, overcrowded nest
- as many as 16 times a year.
European honey bees typically
swarm once or twice a year.'
When 26 queen bees were
accidentally released from a
breeding program, they quickly
established themselves in the
wild.
Then they spread throughout
South and Central America at a
rate of up to 300 miles a year.
In 1990, they were. first seen
in the United States, in
Hidalgo, Texas.
They have since been found
in Florida.
Gerald-.Hayes is assistant
chief of apiary inspection for
the state. He said that while
Afric.iri hne, bees had been.
found in Highlands County
i\ ice in tile last tc\'. \ears. none
have been found so far this
year.
He said that, unfortunately,
African bees, were growing in
the state.
African honey bees are not
selective about where they-
build a nest unlike European'
honey bees who are so
Hayes recommends renairiing
alert, especially in the woods
around fallen tree trunks..
African bees, which are


slightly smaller than a typical
honey bee. are hard to distin-
guish by sight from honey bees,
But Affican bees are quicker
to approach, more likely, to
sting, and will chase a person
farther.
Listen for buzzing which
may indicate a swarm or nest of
bees. Be careful around the
yard, and especially. around
buildings that don't get much
use. Pottery, meter boxes, cavi-
ties in fences may also house
them.
When they sting, bees
release a pheromone which sig-
nals an alarm. It attracts other
bees in come and join the
attack. So when faced %%ith
angry bees, if there is no shelter
near enough, the 'best thing to
do is run.
If possible, cover the head
and face the places bees
most like to att.ck
Most people can out run
African hrine, bees., v. ichi fly
about .12 15 miles per hour.
Experts say it is no use to
hide in water. Bees have been
known to remain in an tei3 for
half an hour,-
If stung, 'do not grasp the
stinger. That onil) .Miqucezes
more venom into the wound.
Instead, scrape it out using a
tfin ernaii. I .


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property owners. At the general
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Karlson leads Lake Placid


Chamber of Commerce board


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The Lake
Placid Chamber of Commerce
recently held its election of offi-
cers and named three new
directors.
Pamela Karlson has been
named president of the ,board.
Born in Arcadia, she grew up in
Lake Placid. Her parents are
Dick and
Peg g v y
Taylor of
Lake Placid.
m -. Karlson
attended
S Lake Placid
schools,
graduating
in 1989 as
KARLSON the valedic-
torian of-
Lake Placid
High School. She attended
South Florida Community
College, Stetson University and
Samford University Cumber-
land School of Law.
She and husband Greg have
two children, Grant, 3 1/2 years
old, and Paisley, 9 months old.
Karlson, an attorney, has
been a member of the Florida
Bar for 12 years. She is the
owner of a law firm on Dal Hall
Boulevard in Lake Placid.
She is a member of the
Attorney's Title Insurance Fund
and the Highlands County Bar
Association. She is an affiliate
of the Lake Placid Board of
Rea lt ors
and is
active in
Memorial

Methodist .
Church.
J, i m ? ; i|. |
Colley, a
certified
financial COLLEY
planner and
a registered
investment advisor with the
state of Florida; has 'been
named vice president.
SHis services are offered
through ColieN Financial
Serices-'in Lake Placid, .a CPA
firm also pro idiny ia\ and
accounting services. ,His fee-
onl. ser\ ices include estate and
retirement planning, college
funding planning. \\ealih man-
agement and investment ad\i-
sor..
SColley received his bache-
lor's of science degree from
Clarkson University, New York.
At the request of the execu-
tive committee, Kim Miller has
agreed to remain on the board
in the capacity of secretary.
Jack Edge.mon, Jeanne
Fortier and Kerry Thompson
have been named directors for
the upcoming term.
Edgemon graduated from,
Lake Placid High 'School in
'1986 and attended South
Florida Community College for
two. years before moving to10
Gainesville to enroll at the
University of Florida. He is a

















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graduate of ..University of
Florida with a bachelor of sci-
ence in ag operations manage-
ment.
In -1994 he married Kathy
Hoy and began a career in the
landscape and nursery industry
in Hillsborough County. The
couple lived and worked in the
Brandon area for eight years
before returning to Lake Placid
in 2003. They moved back to
work for his father-in-law at
Heartland Metals Inc.
Heartland Metals is a metal
fabrication company that manu-
factures products for the con-
struction industry.
The Edgemons are the par-
ents of two boys, Jack III, 7
years old, and Michael, who is
5.


.' f
EDGEMON

EDGEMON


He is a
member of
the Natural
Resources
Advisory
Commis-
sion of
Highlands
County and
a graduate
of Leader-
Ss h i p
Highlands


class of 2005.
Fortier has been a resident of
Lake Placid since 1972, moving
to Florida from New
Hampshire by, way of
Oklahoma City, with h6r hus-
band, Mark. After five years at
a local bank in the loan depart-
ment, she left to start a family..
She has done volunteer work
at Lake Placid Elementary and
Lake Placid Middle schools,
leading a Brownie and Girl
Scout troop 'for eight years,'
committee chairman of the .Boy
Scout troop. She was one of the
founding members of the youth
soccer league. She has been
active in the Placid Lakes
Volunteer Fire Department as
secretary for 15 years, support-'


ing her husband, who is fire
chief. She is the editor of the
church newsletter at .First
Presbyterian Church, where she
also serves as a Deacon.
A part-time job in retail sales
led to a full-time position and
the desire to open her own busi-
ness. In February 2003, she
opened Home & Office
Essentials
on South.

Thomp-
w- i son is a 30-
S. year rest-
.. dent of6f

SPlacid. He
is a gradu-
FORTIER ate of
Lib ert.y
University
in Lynchburg, Va., with a
degree in business administra-
tion. He and his wife Lori have
three children.
He is a vice president and
commercial loan officer with
,Heartland National Bank and
works out of the Lake Placid
office. He has worked in the
banking and financial services
industry for 28 years; all of that,
being in Highlands County.,
Thompson is a member of
the Florida Hospital Foundation
Board, a volunteer soccer coach
for the YMCA and an instructor
with the Junior Achieve-ment'
Program. He is a member of
Memorial
United "V :
Methodis-t ':
Church of
Lake Placid ,. .
where he
teaches a ..,-
m id d 1 e -
school age
Sunday y
school class THOMPSON
and also
serves on.
the staff parish relations com-
mittee,.


Sebring gymnasts rank



in Top 10 nationwide


By ELAINE SEDLOCK
News-Sun
SEBRING Four local gymnasts recently
returned from Rochester, Minn., with heads held
high. All placed in the Top 10 of'the Amateur
Athletic Union National Championship.
The girl, Bobbi Rimer, 12, Ashley Quinn,,
12, Shannon Gibbs, 13, and Kiri Garner, 1.1 -
are coached by-Joe Quinn at the YMCA.
"We did really good," Joe Quinn said. "They
I all did great. I knew the girls were going to do
well as a team and as individuals -- but I didn't
know they'd do this well."
He said each of the four were competing in a
level they had not competed in previously.
"It was absolutely fabulous.," Kathy Rimer,
said. "There were girls and boys from loads of
,states. When we got there a father of one of the
girls from California asked wherewe-were from
and he said, 'Oh,'when we. walked in we were
told the girls from Florida and Georgia were the
ones to beat.' "
Because of the long trip the girls had not been
able to practice for days when they arrived.
"The owner of the Rochester gym said the:
girls could use it to practice. People were just so
nice," Rimer said.
The team was short one girl,; Amaia Perez,


Bobbi Rinne,
Vault -- 9.125, 10th. place
Uneven bars 9.050, eighth place
Beam 8.100, 12th place
Floor 9.475, fourth place
All Around 35.750, ninth place
Shannon Gibbs
Vault 8.9, third place
Uneven bars -',8, third place
Beam 8.1, seventh place
Floor 9.0, fourth place
All Around 34.8, fourth place
Kiri Garner
Vault 8 85 seventh place
Uneven bars 8.775, sixth place
Beam 8.075, sixth.
Floor .,2,. third place
All Around 34.9, seventh place
Ashley Quirn n
Vault 9.475, firsl place
Uneven bars 9.15, second place
Beam 8.8, fourth place .
Floor' 9350, second place
All Around 36.775, second place


Courtesy photo
" Ashley Quinn,. Ironi It Shannon Gibbs, Bobbi
Rimer, aiid Kiri Garner proudly,pose in their
'Team Florida' gymnast uniforms.
who was unable. to attend the district qualifier,
preventing her from going further.
"She wouldn't have had any problem qualify..
ing if she had been there," Lorian Gibbs said..
Kiri Gamer .said, "It-was a lifetime experi-
ence. It was really fun to go out and compete
and meet all the new people."
Bobbi Rimer .-reedl "'It was fun to see the
,othL.,i p rinin-is and how they trained."
Compeiing in four categories ---.vault, floor
exercises, uneven bars .aid balance beam n-the
girls did .in oiijts[Jndin2g job.
"Our coach s fabulous," Kathy Rimer said.
"The YMCA has been ... ..1ipetii for years and
the girfs were good. But he's only been there for
a couple of years .id hli. ijusi beeii ,bih t., bring.
out the ,pilif of these girls"
"Shannon has :,.c< ,a .long V.j, he said.
Sne first joined two caj".i'n ti-; aid wouldn't.
even compete in iie bc ,tti because-she was ter-
rifled Something has changed.. She's got some
kind of fire in her now. and she wants to do bet-
ter."
SHe expressed his pride n the rest of iis ieani
as. well..
"'I .'.at [1.) conipliinciti Bobbi ard Kiri on a
iejit -.atjon,." he said "The lteptesented
Highlands Coun[\ Nad Team Florida \er \ell."
Of his o% n daughter. AshleN Quinn. he was a
proud papa
shtle ( or Lfri ti'. n .;cIe mnd I'i in di.triLct
as-a level si\ luei. tie S.iid "Now she is at the
stage of opitonali cYm ii j[ia '._.s,. 1helen t reallis ets
fun becau.,e the guls hjve soi mtich inpml on how"'
the) create then, ro:.iii .


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Management' at the Lunch Club \wednesday at Chicanes in Sebring. demonstrates product ideas and security solutions.


Ladies networking group grows in numbers


By CINDY MARSHALL
Night/Weekend Editor
SEBRING It is obvious
that women in Highlands
County like to get together and
network.
This became apparent to
Diana Albritton,. of Sebnng.
who formed Lunch Club
Wednesday which outgrew the.
llneni mlleeutng location at Inn
1,n the La-kes and lud to mo\e
to the Selhring Elks Lodge. It
started in ljnua r\ with 20 ladies
and iniebiei ship no%. stands at
65"women.
Lunch Club Wednesday is a
t.idies netwo-rking club that
meets e' er\ second \Vednesda\
of the niorith. There current.


are no membership dues. The
women are expected to pay for
their own lunch.
At the last meeting on
Wednesday. July 12, three
women made presentations to
keep the group informed.
The Nelco Companies, a
human resource company that
helps employers with employee
benefits, workers' compen.sa-
tion, payroll ser% ices and more,
had account manager Mar\
LeNlMa.-Rott share ideas on cur-
rent "Leadership and Change
Management."
SafeWa\ Protection, a local
security business, offered prod-
uct ideas and securun solutions.
Denise Waldron. a security con-


sultant, demonstrated these
items.
News-Sun Night/Weekend
Editor Cindy Marshall and
E\ecuti\e Editor Romona
Washington introduced the
"Queens for a Day" who won a
trip to Sarasota from the
Women's Epositm. Eileen
Lundon. Lmnn Boslex. Diane
Rubei and Jessica Kilev were
crowned for one more da\.
treated to lunch and presented
photo albums filled \\ith pic-
tures from their trip all courts\
of the News-Sun.
Lunch Club Wednesda\y \ill
ha\e a ne\ location starting in
August. The group %will relocate
to the Sebrine Elks Club at


noon Aug. 9. Ladies are .wel-
come to come at 11-30 a.m. if
the. would like to network
before the meeting and lunch
starts at noon.
Lunch is buffet-style and cost
$10 per person including ta\
and gratuit\. Net\ members are
w.elcome.
For more information. con-
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News and events


Learn to dance
at Elks Lodge
SEBRING Highlands
County residents, who are
looking to learn to how to
dance or to improve their
dancing skills, are invited to
take lessons at the Sebring
Elks Lodge.
Dance instructor Bill Ringo
will give lessons from 2-4
p.m. every Tuesday and from
6-8 p.m. every second and
fourth Thursday. The Sebring
Elks Dance Club is designed
for beginners to learn how to
do tango, waltz, salsa,
meringue and ballroom danc-
ing.
For more information, call
471-1992 or 273-1421.

Avon Park
Beach Boppers
plan party,
SEBRING The Avon
Park Beach Boppers will have
its eighth annual "Splash and
Boogie" dance and party
Friday and Saturday, July 28-
29, at the Kenilworth Lodge.
Dance'styles vary from
shag, bop, East and West
Coast swing. Dancing is from
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day.
There will be poolside music.
and lunch both days.
aEarly arrivals will meet at
Duffer's Sports Grille
Thursday evening for dinner,
dancing and karaoke.
For information, call Janice
Adams or John Grill at 452-
1568 before Thursday. After
Thursday, contact the.
Kenilworth Lodge at 385-
0111. /

CRA garage
sale slated
AVON PARK Avon
Park Main Street Community
Redevelopment Agency will
have ai garage sale on South
Lake Aienue Salurda'., Aug.
5. '
For information or to rent a


space, call Dave Cornell at
452-0272.

Orchid owner
speaks Monday
SEBRING The Orchid
Society of Highlands County
will have its monthly meeting
at 7 p.m. Monday at the
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, 4509 George Blvd.
The speaker this month
will be Dan Christensen,
owner of Dan & Margie
Orchids in Fort Lauderdale.
The program this month will
be on identifying problems
with orchid plants. Bring
orchid plants that aren't doing
well in and Christensen will
tell how to get them healthy
again. Christensen will have
orchid plants for sale. Guests
are always. welcome and a
person does not have to be
knowledgeable of orchids to
attend.
For more information, con-
tact, Ed Fabik at 465-2830.:

Wal-Mart to
show teacher
appreciation
SEBRING Wal-Mart's
teacher appreciation event'
will be from 2-3 p.m.,
Wednesday in the store by the
ladies apparel and card
department.
Wal-Mart, with its vendor
partners, are hosting a teacher
appreciation event with
refreshments and Crayola gift
boxes. Register to win Wal-
Mart gift cards and gift bas-
kets. Must be present to win.,

Final audition
for 'Chicago'
approaching
SEBRING -The final
audition for "Chicago" is set
for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
This audition till be open'
to anyone x ho relei\ed a
call-back from the last round


of auditions as well as anyone
who has not auditioned yet.
Five roles are still open. The
theater is looking for three
men and two women who can
sing and stay in character at
all times. The men should be
able to move well, but do not
need to have any dance expe-
rience. The women should be
able to dance well. Copies of
music are available for perus-
al.
For details, contact Kris
Schmidt at 214-1074 or
Lindsay Lynch at 381-4559.

Concerned
citizens meet
SEBRING Washington
Heights Concerned Citizens
will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday
at the Boys & Girls Club to
review streetscape plans for
Lemon Street.

Moose plans
karaoke night
SEBRING Moose
Lodge 2259 will have Bil-Di
Karaoke from 7-10 p.m.
Friday, July 28, at the lodge,
11675 U.S. 98.
Happy hour will be from 2-
4 p.m. and food will be
served from 5-9 p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.

Hillbillies to
meet atlVFW
AVON PARK Come out
and join the Veterans of
Foreign Wars 9853 for the
next -"HillbillN Down Home
Cooking" from 4-6 p.m.,
Tuesday. :
, Cost is $2 for the meal,
draft beer is 75 cents and the
"moonshine special" is $2.
Come in costume and enjoy
the fun.

Scrapbooking
starts Friday
LAKE PLACID Relax
'N' Scrap invites: anyone who
enjoys scrapbooking to come
from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the
Masonic Lodge. 102 N. Main
St.. to learn about the craft.
Cost is $5 and includes
admission, insltilcnon and
refreshments.


It will be a relaxing night
of scrapping. There will be
instruction for those who
want to learn new techniques.
There will be tools available
for use. Some snacks and
drinks will be provided. Some
supplies will be available for
purchase.
Register early to receive a
gift.
Experienced scrapbookers
or beginners are invited. For
more information, contact
Mardi Chandler at 441-2103
or e-mail Chandlers6@hot-
mail.com.

Eagles serving
burgers, fries
SEBRING The Sebring
Eagles Club will serve ham-
burgers and fries from 5-7
p.m., on Thursday, July 27.
Call 655-4007 for details.

Palms plans,
flea market for
this weekend
SEBRING The Palms of
Sebring, 725 S. Pine St., just,
off the Circle, will be hostiiing
another gigantic flea market'
sale Friday and Saturday.
The sale will run from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8
a.m. to noon Saturday. The
public is invited, and all pro-,
ceeds go toward special needs
purchases for residents, activ-
i, ties and/or greater quality of
enjo)nment. ,
Included in this sale will be
a wide assortment of fumi-'
ture, appliances, household.
items; some office equipment,
clothing. jewelry, dishes,
glass%% are, and some col-
lectibles.. All sales are final
and must be removed from
The Palms that day.
The Palms Au liara) also
will have a large selection of
clothing, jewelry, and house-
hold items to sell as well, so
plant, come for all the bar-
gains. Everything must go
and is priced to sell.
The sale will be inside the
large activities center. No
sales before'8 a.m. Friday.
For more information, call
The PalmIn of Sebring :
Activities Department at 385-
0161, ext. 110.


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allow the News-Sun ample time to get it in the newspaper. These
news items are published one time unless space permits other-
wise. Items must include a person's first and last name or the
narre will not be included in the article.
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SEBRING The Primal
Connection has received a grant
from Wal-Mart to introduce
drum therapy to the children at
the Hanson Center.
The Hanson Center, 4300
Sparta Road, is a facility used
by the Children's Home Society
to temporally house children,
ages 6-12, who have been
removed from their caregivers
because of abuse or neglect.
The Primal Connection
Drum Therapy Program is
designed to relieve feelings of
stress, anger, anxiety, depres-
sion and loneliness. It also will
bring some happiness and a
feeling of accomplishment into
the children's lives. The grant
will enable the Primal
Connection to ,work with the
children on July 20-27.,
Primal Connection
Percussion Ensemble has been
engaged by the Gulf Coast Girl
Scout Council to introduce Girl
Scout Troop 62 to the joy of
making music for its "Making"
Music Try It" program on Sept
13 at the Sun .'N' Lakes
Elementjar School. Sebrine.
The girls will be taught the
basics of pla mng percussion
instruments,. making music
with a1 theme, interlocking
musical parts and rhythms from
other cultures. They also will
learn about various careers in
music.
. In' addition, The Primal
Connection welcomes the fol-
lom ing new members to, its
board of directors: Jim Filch.
cura to'r \ith useurnm o Florida
Arts and Culture; Dorothy
Garmon, activities -director at
Lake Placid Health ,Care
Center; James F. McCollum, an,
attorney, Michael P'.McCoy,
executive director \of Hardee
County Arc.
For more information, con-
tact Fred Leavitt of Primal
-Connection at 402-8238 or e-,
mail fredinc@tnhi.net. For
more information on the Primal
Connection, go to the Web site
at www.prinalconnection.org.


The Primal Connection is an
ethnically diverse, world
rhythm, percussion ensemble. It
is also a not-for-profit organiza-
tion dedicated to using the
drum in the healing arts, as well
as a way of enhancing cross-
disciplinary education. The
organization is dedicated to
improving cultural relations by
using the universal language
.of rhythm to illustrate a per-
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ple to live together under one
roof which directly conflicts
Avon Park's ordinance that
restricts the number of people
in a single-family dwelling to
no more than four non-related
people, he said.
Efforts in Tallahassee to
require health departments to
deny permits that conflict
municipal ordinances stalled at
the state legislature this year,
Macklin said.
"What we really want is if
they are illegal, we want to find
a way to make them legal,"
Lugo told the News-Sun as the
others marched.
Illegal aliens must be given a
way to learn how to become
legal, she said, such as an orien-
tation.
"You can't go around without
an orientation," Lugo said,
arguing that many of the
Mexicans here illegally have
neither the money nor the edu-
cation to learn how to immi-
grate legally.
When asked the proper
method .to handle a person
caught burglarizing a home, she
agreed that such a criminal
should go to prison, where
hopefully he would learn how
to fit into society without break-
ing its laws.
However, Lugo couldn't
bring herself to translate that
analogy to illegal aliens, whom
many Americans are suggest-
ing, demanding, be deported to
their 'countries of origin and
find the legal path to America's
breadth opportunity.
"How many people die onh
their way here?" she asked,
conveying the emotional reality
that many Mexicans risk their
lives to cross the border, break-
ing immigration laws, to live in
conditions many Americans
%%ouldn'L. "They're being
abused (by landlords here) but
they don't see that. They'd



VICKERS
Continued from lA
- makes me uniquely qualified at.
this time of growth and change
in Highlands.County. I feel it is
an excellent time to offer to
serve a second term," Vickers
said. :
Vickers was the last candi-
date to qualify. She will be run-
ning against a Republican, the
incumbent Edgar Stokes, and


rather live like that than be back
in Mexico."
Here, she said, those immi-
grants, legal or illegal, are liv-
ing in relatively better condi-
tions, are employed and are
supporting their families.
When asked what role and
responsibility the Mexican gov-
ernment has in this problem,
Lugo said she couldn't com-
ment because she has not been
. to Mexico and is unfamiliar
with its government.
"I can't talk about the
Mexican government because I
can't talk about what I haven't
seen," Lugo said, explaining
that church missionaries return
from Mexican President
Vicente Fox's country with sto-
ries of poverty and depravity.
"You should go to Mexico not
as a tourist, but to the slums and
see how the people are suffering
there."
Lugo said all politicians who
are running for office, as a con-
dition for qualification, should
read the U.S. ConstitutioA and
its Bill of Rights.
"That's what the Constitution
is all-about," she said. "All men
are created equal'under God.
He's the owner-.of all this
ground. Freedom for all men
means all men."
Tolar, a counter-protester and


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Lester Tolar,.of Avon Park, is in
favor of Ordinance No. 08-06
and holds a sign declaring that
he does not speak Spanish.

Avon Park resident, supports
the proposed ordinance.
"She's saying God is the God
of everybody, which is correct,"
Tolat said. "But it also says in
the Bible to render unto Caesar
what is Caesar's."
He explained that God
expects man to honor the laws
of sovereign nations. .
Motioning toward city hall
he said, "If I throw a brick
through the window I'm going
to get arrested. But they're here
illegally land it's OK."-
Among the counter-protest-


Russell Rowe, of Avon Park, stands amongst other protesters. When asked what his sign means, he
shrugged his shoulders and then said, 'So the Mexicans don't have to go back.'


ers was Jim Spangler, of
'Sebring, who said, "We're,
protesting the illegals, not
Hispanics."
Added Jon Tolar, Lester
Tolar's son, "If they're .here


legally they have as much right
as I do."
During the, approximately
three-hour rally, signatures
were collected on a petition urg-
ing the city council to vote no
on the petition.
"I won't say what signatures
would or wouldn't have any
weight," Macklin said, whent
asked if the mark of illegals
*would be accepted. "Like any
petition, it will need to be veri-
fied against residents of Avon
Park."
,Macklin discussed the possi-


ability that the people of Avon
Park might be asked to vote on
the English-as-the-official-lan-
guage issue in a referendum.
"'An~i hiii could be enter-
tained-at this point," he said,
explaining that the council will
decide what the ordinance looks
like.after Monday. "I could go
either way on that ... it's not a
deal breaker for me either way."
The Avon Park City Council
will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at
the community, center, 310 West.
Main St. Doors open at 5:15
;p.m.


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Jon Tolar, of Avon Park, tapes.his sign to his van window.


another independent candidate,
Conda Ruckman of Avon Park.
In the District 4 race, the
field continues to offer three,
candidates. John D. Barrett and
Jack L. Richie are running on
the Republican line, and J.
Donald Bates is running on the
Democratic line. That mdans
Barrbtt and Richie face a pri-
mary on Sept. 5.
On the school board, Richard
Norris of District 4 has no
opposition. He will therefore


return, to the board and serve
another term in office.
Chet Brojek and Andy Tuck
are vying for. the District 5 seat, :-
being -vacated by, Wendy
Renfro.
And incumbent Wally
Randall, of District 1, faces a
challenge from Alvin Conner.
At the state level, Zane R.
Thomas, a Democrat, is chal-
lenging incumbent
Representative Denise
Grimsley.


Avon Park resident Adalina i m& yr^ .- '., 1 -
Furman, 8,chatswith her dad BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME
Guillermo Furman during the : T ULP LHO
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him whats in your heart."
By Friday, .the account listed
33 friends who left messages of
love, sorrow, memories and
emptiness.
Jefferson is also survived by
his mom and stepdad,
Constance and Tony Rouse, of
Sebring, and sister Charity
Jefferson.
To -help cover funeral
expenses, Sanchez is talking
with family and friends to
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T1Ff IN' IT

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Christopher Tuffley


Mind your

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I met Glenn Eroh. w ho w ith
his bees produces Eroh Hone\.
byt he Public Ser\ ice
Acadernm at South Florida
'Commnuniti College.
It \was a beautiful morning
'i ith a Florida blue sky already
filled %\with herds of puffy.
cumulus clouds.
Getting into Eroh's pickup
and drim in, to some of his;
hives alone a rutted dirt track
oxergro\wn with Brazilian pep-
per it %was easi\ to ge[ caught
up in a sense of adventure.
There w as an element of dan- :
ger and risk; if only in my
mind.
In fact. Eroh despairs oer
the misinformation and preju-
dice that exists toward honey
.bees in general.
-People lose all reason." he
said. "'People think bees
should be killed. iThe indus-
itrn is in jeopardy nrght now\
because of bad press. The
more I can do for beekeepers
by explaining. the-better." .
The fact is. most of us know\
nothing about % hat he sees as,
an elegant, essential and beau-
tiful insect.
For one thing, he said.
honeN bees are absolutely nec-
essarn for agriculture.,
For another. the\ don't go
out of their \\a\ to sting an\ -
one or anything as that is a
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
AVON PARK Glenn Eroh
was born and raised in
Pennsylvania.
In high school, he tried, his
hand at keeping bees as a
hobby. He was successful and.
enjoyed it. But% with graduation
came adult responsibilities,.
including fighting for his coun-
try in the Vietnam War.
As time passed, he went into
construction and cabinet mak-
*ing, and arrived in Avon Park in
1974. At first he worked at what
\a\s then Walker Memorial
Hospital (now known as.
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center).
Then. he met a old man who
was keeping bees. Slo\lyv. over
time, Eroh's,,, enthusiasm
returned. especially\ as he sa\\
he could make a living raising
bees. something he hadn't
kno\ n could be done.
Beekeepers. hardest honeN to
earn a living, but man\ are paid
to bring hives into groves or
fields, here the bees pollinate
the plants.
Eroh doesn't travel. 'He's
quite content to help his bees
produce good honey in com-
mercial amounts You % don't get
rich, he said, but you can make
a living.
There are costs to beekeep-
ing. be\ ond the obvious ones of
building and maintaining the
hites.
SBees are\ vulnerable to pest,-
and inruses and must be treated
regularly .
Unfortunately, an even big-
ger expense comes as a result of
landahsm.
Because hones is food and
therefore regulated, beekeepers


may not sell directly to the pub-
lic.
Instead. beekeepers sell their
honey to licensed processors in
55 gallon drums which hold
about 600 pounds of honey
each. The processors pay by the
pound.'
Typically it takes about 10
hives to fill one drum. "It's the
law of averages," Eroh said,
"about one quarter of your
hives won't be quite as produc-
tive just like in an office
with people.
"A good hixe in Florida". he
added, "well maintained and
built up, can possibly produce
100 pounds of hones in a sea-
son."
Currently processors are pay-
ing,a little more than a dollar a
pound.
Eroh has had dozens of hives
upturned and broken, or whole
colonies of bees destroyed. He
has met people w.ho feel e\verv
bee is a mortal enemy, and that
beekeepers are a menace to
societY for harboring them.
In fact, the Flonda honey
industrN is in the top fi'e
nationally, producing about $13
million annually with honeN
sales and pollination fees.
Beekeepers hate to know
and understand their insects.
that includes the science of
medicating them as well. So
there is a' lot of knov\ ledge to
master. But the occupation is
also -.erN hands-on. Eroh said
he doesn't know a beekeeper
who doesn't hale back prob-
lems from the heavy lifting
involved.
On the other hand, he can't
think of anything else he'd
rather do.


F'..:.l.'. t., CHRISTOPHER Ti I FFLEV NN ..,:.s.
Glenn Eroh. who turned his high school hobbh into a living, uses a smoker to calm the bees. making
them more docile to handle. The hire is made up of boxes stacked on top of each other. Bees enter at the
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death sentence for them. When
a bee stings someone its
stinger is pulled out of its
body, essentially eviscerating
the insect at the same time.
Most stings come from
wasps or yellow jackets, Eroh
said.
When we arrived, at the
hives, parking a conservative
distance away, Eroh pulled out
a white Windbreaker-like zip-
up jacket, with a large hood
that had a face veil sewn into
it. The hood looked like a flop-
py version of the headgear a
fencer wears.
I felt much safer wearing it,
but the material didn't breathe
and in.minfutes I could feel the
sweat dripping down my face
and back.
Eroh, on the other hand,
who was wearing blue jeans
and a white T-shirt, didn't
bother with a jacket. He put on
a hood alone to protect his
face.
That's because most bees
will aim for the face when they
are-provoked and feel the need
to attack.
In the beginning, when we
Walked up to the hive, it didn't
seem like it was going to be a
big deal, Yes, a handful of bees
were flying around, but with-
out urgency or alarm. As we .
stood quietl) theN buzzed
tainil) and seemed uninterest-
ed.
No harm, no foul.
Think of a hive as an apart-
ment house. Between its cover
and its base,'its "floors" are
boxes made of wood. Some are
deep and some are shallow, all
are called supers Each super is
filled with \ooden franies that-
hold sheets of beeswax founda-
tion. already impinnied %with the
hexagonal cells the bees \ ill


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Glenn Eroh scrapes honey from a nearly full frame. Because the queen is restricted from this part of the
hive, the honey made is excess, and is harvested by humans. A good hive can produce as much as 100
pounds of honey a year.
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use to rear their young and,
make honey,
S A plastic grid is placed
between the super holding the
queen bee and the rest of the
hive. The spaces.in the grid are
big enough for the worker bees
to pass through, but too small
for the queen. That means she
, oni"ti be'able.to lay e. in the
other supers, meaning all the
honey made in them is ,urpli
to be harvested by the bee-.
keeper.
The challenge then, is to
break open the supers and
remove the frames when they,
are filled with honey.
With his hands and arms
bare, Eroh removed the cover
to the hive and began to pull,
6Out the frames inside,-, frames.
crau\linig with bees.,
The buzzing 'deepened and
grew,.becoming loud enough it-


be heard from a distance: Take
it from me, thousands of bees,.
buzzing together, produce a
sound that is ominous and
scary. It.cuts through the air
and demands attention.
Then more and more of the
bees took to the in. I Is miL
faster- at leas it' seemed s,-,
to me d .and ilh morte pur-
pose ithanbefore-- instead ol
looping ind dipping. the\
i2,ed ziag-ed anid zooiU'ed
In noi lime one had landed
on my exposed thumb and
stung it.
At .bboutit the s;ame ti me Eroi'
took' a hit too..
. Bilut for all our invasion of
their hive, and with all'the fun-
ous huzzin_ i-f disappio\al.
th,:e ,.eie the oni,, .n sting
.we took.
S So while it .is iriiimidatin1-
at htm- et'ii s for sure. ithee real-


ly wasn't that much actual
menace.
And the sting, while it defi-
nitely got my attention at the
unon e't of impact, rather
Cqtiickl\ faded, so only a few
hours later I really didn't feel it
anymore at all.
Eroh slJd lie ol en oik a
h[i e %'. jthout nlciden[. Onll to0
get b.ck t.i his iluck jnd ge :
linI!' j s hei s is r Iin I1 cab.
in .enerial. however, if you
lea\ e the hone\ bee alone. it
% ill happil'. avoid you.

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AVON PARK Originally
from Trinidad,, Ron Ragoodial
wants to share his island breeze.
Although he. and his wife
Sherry both do the cooking at
Island Breeze Caribbean, and
American Restaurant, their
children -Lenisa,14, Timothn.
-13, and Triston, 12 also help
out.
"Everything is made fresh
daily and from scratch, but it's
the special spices that makes
everyone want to return,"
Ragoodial said.
Some of their special dishes
are jerk and curry chicken, beef.,
goat, oxtail and. garlic crab.
Choose between. Caribbean.
Spanish, barbecue, or rotisserie
style meals. Everything is
served with a choice, of red'
beans and white rice or yellow
'Spanish rice and pigeon peas.
They rotate offerings like
Chinese cabbage and fried plan-
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at $4.50 and the large start at
$6.50.
A variety of American-style
sandwiches, including hot dogs
and hamburgers also are avail-
able.
For dessert they have snow
cones of shaved ice, and offer a
special on pints of Haagen Daaj
ice cream for $2. There is seat-
ing for 20 people inside the
restaurant. The Ragoodials also
offers catering for weddings


SUE ANN CARPENTER/News-Sun.
Island Breeze Caribbean and American Restaurant offers these dishes for customers looking for a taste
of the tropics.. .
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and special occasions, or call in
for takeout.
Sodas from the Cal ibean .are
available, like Solo from
Trinidad or D&G from Jamaica
or Iron Beer from Cuba. Its
fresh drinks are popular, espe-


cially parrot juice and passion
fruit.
"We have, big plans and hope
to expand with a franchise in
Sebring. 'There's nothing else
like us," Ragoodial said.
Island Breeze Caribbean and


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DEED TRANSFERS


March 1
* Ronald McMahon to James L.
Weed, .L17 BIk 10 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 8, $70,000.
* Desperado 123 Corp: to
Denise P. Stegall. L49 BIk 260
Sun 'N Lake Estates of Sebring
Unit 13/Other, $100,000.
* Julia L. Balcomb to Khalmack
of South Florida Inc., PT L35/36
BIk 129 Lakeview Place Add,
$119,000.
* Arturo C. Guevara-Peraza to
Hybrid Investment Inc., L4/29
BIk 381 Leisure Lakes Sec 17,
$65,000.
* Khalmack of South Florida
Inc. to Becky L. Jenkins, PT L4-
6 BIk E Breezy Point Park,
$92,000.
* Desperado 123 Corp. to
Denise P. Stegall, L50 BIk 260
Sun 'N Lake Estates of Sebring
Unit 13/Other, $100,000.
* Desperado 123 Corp. to
Denise P. Stegall, L51 BIk 260
Sun 'N Lake Est. of Sebring Unit
13/Other, $100,000.
* Sally H. Lyons to David M.
West, L973 Sebring Hills,
$175,000.
* Yackeline Garcia to Chester
Wayne Sullivan, PT Sec 20-39-
29/Easement, $400,000.
* -Rose Marie Chupka-
Cookman to Gary P. McFadden,
L376 Golf Hammock Unit IV,
$325,000.
* Lloyd S. Bish ,to James
Connelly, L19 BIk 2 Lakeview
Sub 1st Add/Other, $125,000.
* Janet Haimowitz to Kevin A.
Murphy, L2 .Blk, 69 Sebring
Country Est. Sec 3, $127,000.
* Edna Aponte-Rivera to Rafael
Builders Inc., L3 BIk 42 Sebring
Country Est. Sec 2, $154,100.
* Ralph D. Levingslon to
Mildred A. Lamore, L838/837
Sebring Hills, $185,000
* Laura Mappe io Maxirmilano
J. Martinez, 1 L26 Blk 270
Sun.'N Lake Estates of Sebring
Unit 13, $194,600.
* Kenneth L. Gaston to Doreen
Laroche, L145 Golf Hammock
Unit Ill, $205,000.
* Frank J. Recupido to Sebring
Land Limited Partnership, L50
Villages of Highlands Ridge
Phase VII-B See 1, $273,800.
* Erin K. Kapalo to Dorrell &
Associates Inc L19 Bik 159
Placid Lakes Sec 13, $228,000.'"
* David A Mardern IO Terry L. -
Cousin, L8 BIk 61 Sun N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 5, $229,000.
* Gaice. M. Shelton to Steven
C. Grimm, L18 PT L17 BIk 272
Lake Sebring Sub, $142,900.

March 2
* Gene S. Slade to Innovative
Investment Strategies, L1566-
1568 Avon Park.Lakes Unit 5,
$15,000.,
* Equity Trust Co. to Marilyn
Marcia Mallen, L8 BIk 1 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 11, $20,000.
HG K Y Ventures Inc. to Alfredo
Amy, L23 BIk 12 Sebring Hills
South Unit 3, $14,300.
* Oral G. Lawrence to Jo Ann
B. Brooks, L5 BIk 57 Orange


Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 16, $21.,500..
* Jackie B. Berry to Tinia R.
Wolfe, Tract 1 Florida Highlands
1st Add, $18,000.
m Melissa Desiderio to Maria
Paz Goiriz De Padron L13 BIk
17 Sebring Hills South,
$32,000.
* St. Nick Land Investments
Inc. to James H. Lantz, L5 BIk
341 Leisure Lakes Sec 9,
$15,000.
* St. Nick Land Investments
Inc. to James H. Lantz, L17 BIk
96 Leisure Lakes Sec 9,
$15,500.
* Mylake to Terry A. Boyer, PT
L7 BIk 23 Avon Park Est.,
$20;000."
* Marisel Menendez to Dan E.
Swenson, L39 BIk 160 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Unit 10, $33,900.
* Yaneth Xiomara Santoyo to
Rainbow Printing Inc., L1 BIk 4
Sebring Hills South, $27,000.
* Area 51 Inc. to Marjorie H.
Pentland, L18 BIk 501 Sebring
Manor, $5,000.
* Sergio Rebollo Sr. to
Claudine Penny, L19 BIk 65 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sec 2j $18,000.
* Maria Del Carmen Catalina
Carranza De Ortiz Delapena to
Highlands County. Title &
Guaranty Land Co., L1 BIk 287
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
14, $7,000.
* Krishna Sadal to Anthony
Gajadhar, L21 BIk 53 Red Hill
Farms, $20,000.
* Southern Capital Partners to
Claudette Frazer, L19/20 BIk 23
Avon Park Lakes Red Hill
Farms Add Unit B, $30,600.
* Edmond W. Wormwood to
Judith A. Schiller, L13.'14 BIk 3
Avon Park Lakes Red Hill
Farms Add Unit L, $12,000,
* Edmund W. Wormwood to
Carol L. McKenzie, L15'16 Bik .
Avon Park Lakes Red Hill
Farms Add Unit L, $12,000.
* Maria De La Luz Altagracia
Orozco Y. Barquera to C F
D Incorporated, L12 BIk 154
Sun 'N Lake Estates of Sebring
Unit 10, $1,200. 'i
* Donna Lee to G.H. Crawford
Financial, L40 BIk 151 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
.$1,200.
* Alberto Gomez Maldonaddo I
G H.'Crawiord Financial, L4 BIk
.'80 Sun 'N Lake Est Sebring
Unit 6, $1,200.
* Sakina Hassanali Visram to C
F D Incorporated, L8 BIk 83 Sun
'N Lake Estates of Sebring Unit
7, $1,200.
* Sohelia Mansouri to Eghbal
Jalali, L34 BIk 7 Sebring 98 Sec
1, $14,000.
* Sally J. Sackman to Patricia
A. Raab, L33 Buttonwood Bay,
:$45,000.
* Angelo L. Maldonado Sr. to
Johnnie A. McAninch, L27
Sunshind Villas, $45,000.
* Nicolas .Campe to James
Grifo, L9 BIk 5 Map of Oakland.
Sub, $55,000.
* Isa Pagani to Rose Durrance
Cullifer, L15 Blk G Silver Fo


Ranch, $50,000.
* Ronnie T. Carter Sr. to
Richard R. Howard, L1-4 PT L5
BIk 14 Town of Avon Park,
$2,000,000.
* Daniel J. Duimstra to Ralph
D. Levingston, PT L44 Lake
View Park Tract, $65,000.
* Robert E. Harbaugh to Roy
Ashlock, L6 Century Hill Sub,
$68,000.
* Gregg Foster to William L..
Knapp, L1 BIk 6 Sylvan Shores
Sec A, $85,900.
* Robert T. Clark to Isa Pagani,
L9 PT L8 BIk D Cherokee
Heights, $76,500.
I Blue. Sky Hotels to Florida
International Yachts, L9/10 BIk
354 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 16, $340,000.
* Florida Oasis Rentals to Jack
W. Bennion, PT Sec 28-35-'
30/Others', $415,000. '
* George B.. Bryant to Leo H:
Christensen, L 1 1 0 4 1 -
11043 Avon Park Lakes Unit 34,
$145,900.
* Luis Del Valle to Steve
Corbett, L35 BIk 45 Leisure
Lakes Sec 16, $150,000.
* James A. Paul. to 'Joe
Messana ConsIrucionl Co.: lc
L3 BIk 2 Co:uniry Walk


$150,000.
* James Anthony Moreno to
Julia Balcomb, L24/25 BIk 115
Lakeview Placd Add, $148,500.
* Frank W. Owens Jr. to
Mayenne Telcius, L23 BIk 37
Sebring Country Est. Sec 2,
$123 500.
* Laverne Lee Heyder to Gene
Valentine,. L18/PT L17 BIk 55
Lakewood Terraces, $160,000.
* Benjamin R. Wolcott to Ray
H. Bennett II, L8466/8467 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 26, $165,000.
* Deo Prakash Sankar to Lake
Sebring Estates Development
Corp., L30 Blk 279 Lake
Sebring, $205,900.

March 3
* Anibal Fraticelli to Julio C.
Centeno, L12 BIk 9 Sebring
Hills South Unit 3, $22,000.
* Eleuza H. Aumonte to Noe
Fils Aime, L9 BIk 12 Sun 'N
Lakes Est Acres Sec 27,
$24,000.
* Dawn Purcell-McFarlane to
Citron Corporation, L24 BIk 12
Highlands Park Est. Sec P,
$10,000.
* Candelario Banda to Arlington
SilaLt,, L5:. BIk 86 Red. Hill
Frn-i. SLIu' Sec 18 $20 1 00


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Ranger, friends
visit Depot
Museum today .
A ON PARK Todat. the
Depot kluseun features
Highland, Hammock State
Park and the Civlihan
Con ie aofn Corps.
Ranger Darrel Smith head-
lines the program. part of the AM
museum',s Special Sunmmer V- 0-
Sunda,, Sened.
Smith. ~ ho specializes in
researching the historN of the-V
park and the role played bt the
Ci hihan Conservation Corps.
will portray, a former CCC
,%orker complete with uni-
form a, he offers tales of the
130(-, 'The program .ill
e\plore the earls da~ s of the LNR', LE'EN N.!,-Son
park and \kill descnbe Ife in the MNembers of the A on Park Veterans Honor Guard Jim Bi%ens
pr litfrom left. Hubert Ard and Ron Kell demonstrate a flag-fold-
CCC ing, part of the ceremony held at the funeral of a military veteran.
Snuth fiind- man t of hi CCC The demonstration %as held at the .Aon Park Depot NMuseum last
Stories b lisienins to former Sunda) as part of the museum's "Special Summer Sundai Series.' At
CCC enrollees Several mem- 2 p.m. loday. the program features Highlands Hammock State Park
bers of the local chapter of CCC and the Civilian Conseriation Corps.
alumni \%ill share the spotlight
Sunday\ to add some real-life He'll be displa.)ing photo- to allok irs to tour the
flat\or to the program. graphs of his fatmil as the museum. \ihth the program
.Also on hand 'sill be retired workedd as tree surgeons rin the starting at 2 p.m. Light refresh-
South Florida Community park in the 1930s. ments \%lll be sered. For infor-9
College professor Don Farrens. The museum open, at 1 p mi maon call 385-861.


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Highlands County Commission Agenda
July 25, 2006


1. Meeting called to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of
Allegiance
3. Announcements
Wednesday, 4 p.m.,
Natural Resources Advisory
Commission (NRAC), 501 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring
(Engineer Training Room)
Thursday, 9 a.m., Keep
Highlands County Beautiful
Illegal Dump Committee, 600
S. Commerce Ave., Sebring,
(Room 251)
4. Consent agenda
A. Request approval to pay
all duly authorized bills and
employee benefits July 25
B. Request approval of the
minutes of the June 27, and July
11 and 18 board meeting
C. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Joy Marie Bennett
D. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Michelle and Marilyn Owens
Rodriguez
E. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Jose Antonio CariasSr.
F. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Lucy J. Matos and Larry Matos
G. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Richard Lopez, B'ernardino
Feliciano and Minerva Lopez
,H. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Lucy J. Hall
I. -Request approval of
Satisfaction"i t Mortgage for
C)ius and Bathshe\a Suinpper
J Request approval ',of
Satisfacuon of Mortgage for
Adam and Amelia Martin
K. Request approval of,
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Dustin Fitch
L. Request, approval of, a
Release of Notice 'of Nuisance,
on CE 04040059, 3637 Godwin
Road, Lorida
M. Request approval of a


Release of Notice of Nuisance
on CE 050100057, 6004 Oak
Leaf Ave., Sebring
N. Request approval of a
Release of Notice of Nuisance
on CE 05100058, 6008 Oak
Leaf Ave., Sebring.
0. Request approval of a
Release of Notice of Nuisance
on CE 05050175, 2701
Hacienda Drive, Lorida
P. Request approval of a
Release of Notice of Nuisance
on CE 05100056, '6000 Oak
Leaf Ave., Sebring
Q. Request appro\ al to waive
the tipping fees for the
Caladium Festiiia to be held
August 24, 25 and 26 (waste
will be taken to the landfill on
Aug. 28)
R. Request approval of a
Release of Unity of Title.
Agreement for Lee R. Carrato
S. Request approval of
Technical and Clarifying,
Revision to the 2004-2007
Local Housing Assistance Plan,
(LHAP)
T. Request approval to accept
into the record the quarterly
report for the third quarter
2005/2006 ,
U. Request approval of
revised 'procedures for dedica-
tion of right of way
V. Request approval to abol-
ish the Water Advisory
Corpmittee
5'. Presentation: Sheriff
Susan Benton: Presentation of
Quarterly Report
6. Public hearings
A. Public Hearing on pro-
posed Occupational License
Ordinance
B. Public Hearing on pro-
posed Parking Ordinance
C. To consider a motion to
adopt a Resolution to vacate a
2.0 foot wide strip of the east
and west side of land lying in
lot 6, block 10, Harder Hall
Country Club II, according to-
the plat thereof as recorded in,


plat book 13, page 46 of the
public records of Highlands
County (as per described in res-
olution)
D. To consider a motion to
adopt a resolution to vacate a
portion of a utility/drainage
easement being the northerly
11/2 Fee of lot 17, Block 31,
Orange Blossom Country Club
as shown in plat book 10, page
6, of the public records of
Highlands County, Florida
E. Second Public Hearing,
enabling Resolution and
Commitment Letter for CDBG
ED-2006
F. Public Hearing to consider
Four zoning changes:
1) Old business: Hearing
1853 Flamingo Properties,
LLC C/O Clifford R. Rhoades
Approximately 5 acres locat-
ed on the East shore of Little
Lake Jackson on Tubbs Road,
and located as follows:
Approximately 5 acres located
in Sec.. 6, Twp. 35S, Rge. 29E,
Highlands County, Florida
Request. A zoning change
from AU (Agricultural) to R-3
(Multiple Dwelling district.)'
Applicant desires to construct
multi-family residential.
2) Hearing 1851 Scott
DaSilva C/O Clifford R.
Rhoades '
Approximately 1.2 acres
located on the South side of
U.S. 98 in Lorida,' between
Palms Estate Road and Pine
Terrace, and legally described
as follows: Lots 7, 8,1 and
'12, Block 2, Lorida Heights.as
recorded in P.B. 6, PG. 39A and
Replat of Lorida Heights, as
recorded in P.B. 8, PG. 48, both
of the Public Records of
Highlands Counts. FloridJu.
Request:. A. zoning change
from. B- (Neighborhood
Business: district to B-3
'(Business district.i Applicant
desires filling station and other
retail space.
3)' Hearing 1870 -
Sebring Grace i Brethren
Church, Inc. C/O Roger-Dale
Polston Engineering Inc.


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Approximately 5 acres locat-
ed ,at the Sputheast comer of
Thunderbird Road. and
Thunderbird Hill Road, and
abbreviated, legal described as
follows:; Approximately 4.28
acres. located in Sec. 27, Twp.
34S, Rge. .28E, Highlands
County, Florida.
Request; A zoning change
from AU (Agricultural) to R-1
(Residential district). Applicant
desires church and church uses.
4): Hearing 1871 Donald
P. Cochran and Donna M.
Cochran and Ronald P. Cochran
and Gelene P. Cochran C/O
Glunda A. Jones
Approximately 1.5 acres
located on the West side of
Sparta Road, just South of U.S.
27, 'and abbreviated legal
described as follows:
Approximately 1.5 acres locat-
ed in Sec. 6, Twp. 35S, Rge.
29E, Highlands County,
Florida.,
Request: A zoning change
from B-2 CU (Business district
with a Conditional use district)
to R-3 (Multiple Dwelling dis-
trict).'. Applicant desires to con-
struct multiple-fanmily
dwellings.
G. Public Hearing on pro-
posed Impact Fees Ordinances
S'7. Action
A. County Administrator:
1) Request approval of
Budget Amendment 05-06-226
decreasing fund 11.0 Reserve
for Corntinoenc\
2) Request to select a
Canvassing Board member
8. Commissioners
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Police
Highlands County reports


The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Wednesday,
July 19:
* Nicholas Shawn Hill, 21,
motion to transport prisoner
for resentencing.
* Todd William Mercure,
33, of Sebring, awaiting trail
for possession of metham-
phetamine; possession of
narcotic equipment and or
use.
* Richard Allen Miller, 54,
of Punta Gorda, was
housed for Charlotte
County on possession of
cocaine.
* Arturo Ortiz, 28, of Avon
Park, awaiting trail for pos-
session of narcotic equip-
ment, drug paraphernalia,
advertise; and possession
of methamphetamine.
* Jason Samuel Pearsons,
31, of Port Charlotte, was
charged with probation vio-
lation, felony or community
control for Charlotte County
warrant, two counts, on
driving with license sus-
pended or revoked.
* Rodney Manuel
Rodriguez, 44, of Avon
Park, was charged with fail-


ure to appear for jail sen-
tencing, violation of proba-
tion, leaving scene of acci-
dent.
* Raymond Matthew
Shopek, 35, of Punta
Gorda, was charged with
aggravated assault with
deadly weapon without
intent to kill.
* Matthew Paul Thorpe,
21, of Port Charlotte, was
charged with burglary of
structure, conveyance,
unarmed without person
inside; and larceny.
* Brian Christopher
Webster, 26, of Port
Charlotte, was charged with
larceny, grand third degree,
dwelling ;property; burglary
of dwelling, unarmed, no
assault or battery.
* Thomas Edward Whitby,
25, of Port Charlotte, was
arrested on Charlotte
County warrant for violation
of probation, felony or com-
munity control on posses-
sion of controlled sub-
stance.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail Thursday, July


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Divorces filed at the
Highlands County Clerk of
Courts during June, 2006
were as follows:
Amy Margaret Ellis, peti-
tioner and Michael Steven
Ellis, June 1, 2006.
Virginia Elaine Wright,
petitioner and Joshua 0.
Wright, June 1, 2006.
Jason Joseph Bareno,
petitioner and Ira Bareno,.
June 5, 2006.
Thomas M. Chaundy, peti-w
- tioner and Shannon
Chaundy, June 5, 2006.
Kip M. Doty, petitioner and
Karen M. Tish, June 6, 2006.
Cindy L. Rice, petitioner'
and Jeremy A. Rice, June 6,
2006.
Deborah Lee Edwards,
petitioner and David Scott
Edwards, June 7, 2006.
Patty S. Shackelford-
Brown, petitioner and Joe A.
Brown, June 8,-2006.
Patricia Keesling
Freeman,. petitioner and
William B. Freeman, June 8,
,2006.
Martha V. Garcia, petition-
er and Carlos J. Garcia,
June 8, 2006.
Michelle Stilena Lyons,
petitioner and Brian Keith
Lyons, June 15, 2006.
James David Brown, peti-
tioner and Anita D. Brown,
June 19, 2006.
Vila J. Ayala, petitioner
and Abraham Ayala, June
20,2006.
Shannan Lee Crosson,
petitioner and Erica Marie
Crosson, June 20, 2006.
John Mark Eason, peti-
*tioner and Ann Jernigan
Eason, June 20, 2006.
James Hoover Foster,


Realtors to meet
LAKE PLACID The
membership lunch meeting of
the Lake Placid Board of
Realtors on Wednesday, Aug.
2, will feature Highlands
County Commissioner Bob
Bullard as the speaker.
Lunch will be from 11:30
a.m. to noon. The program will
be from 12-1 p.m.
Cost is $8 per person. Bring
correct change or write a check
to the Lake Placid Board of
Realtors
This is be the final opportu-
nity to donate to. the Manna
Ministries School Supply Fund
Drive through the Lake Placid
Board of Realtors. The board
will match up to $500 of all
funds raised. As of July. 15,
$153 has been raised.
Respond to the board office t
by calling 465-3444 or e-mail
LPBoard@htn.net so an appro-
priate amount of meals can be
guaranteed.


petitioner and Toni Fay
Foster, June 20, 2006.
* Michelle P. Lorino, peti-
tioner and Anthony D.
Lorino, June 20, 2006.
* Lilliam Ivette Martinez,
petitioner and Edwin Omar
Delgado, June 20, 2006.
* Rebecca Lynn Painter,
petitioner and Larry Vernell
Reynolds, June 20, 2006.
* Tina Lynn Quails, petition-
er and ,Michael Shane
SQualls, June 20, 2006.
:M David Allen Arnold, peti-
tioner and Tuesday Jean
Arnold, June 21, 2006.
:* John Kenneth Nicholson,
petitioner and Leigh Ann
Nicholson, June 21, 2006.
M Matthew Scott Clark, peti-
tioner and Michelle Jean
Clark, June 22, 2006.
* Shywanda Denise
Clayton, petitioner and
Yancey Bernard Clayton,
June 22, 2006.
* Jpse R. Gonzalez, peti-
tioner and Teresa Wong,
June 22, 2006.
* Flecia Marie King, peti-
tioner and Kyle Lee King,
June 22, 2006.
* Jennifer Nicole Kitchens,
petitioner and Kyle Alan
Kitchens, June 23, 2006.
* Christy Lynn Carlbert,
petitioner and Carl Carlbert,
June 26, 2006.
* Monica Day, petitioner and
Anthony S. Day, June 26,
2006.
* Michele K. Edwards, peti-
tioner and Kevin L. Edwards,
June 26, 2006.
. Rick L. Wesner, petitioner
and Mischna Carroll, June
26, 2006.


20:
* German Espinoza Dircio,
21, of Lake Placid, awaiting
trial for operating motor
vehicle without valid dri-
ver's license.
* Amanda Michelle Ford,
19, of St. Petersburg, was
charged with violation of
probation for petit theft.
* Alerio Cuate Fuentes, 20,
of Lake Placid, was
charged with hit and run,
leaving scene of crash
involving damage to prop-
erty.
* Jason Ryan Garret, 22,
awaiting trial for failure to
appear, written promise to
appear, felony, misde-
meanor.
* John Robert Haerr, 19, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
driving under the influence,
of alcohol or drugs; hit and
run, leaving scene of crash,.
involving damage to prop-
erty; hit and run, failure to
stop, remain at .crash
involving injury; driving
under the influence of alco-
hol or drugs and damage to


property; and two counts of
trespassing property not
structure or conveyance.
* Justin Tyler Harris, 20, of
Middleburg, awaiting trial
for probation violation, mis-
demeanor or community
control on possession of
cannabis.
* Vincent Parker Lee, 26,
.of Wesley Chapel, awaiting
trial for failure to appear on
driving under the influence
of alcohol or drugs, first
offense; and failure to
appear for knowingly driv-
ing with license suspended
or revoked.
* Ricardo Romero
Montoya, 51, was charged
with driving while license
suspended, first offense.
* Michael Dean Walton,
42, of Venus, awaiting trial
for assault, intended threat
to do violence; and battery,
touch or strike.

* Douglas A. Wyrosdick,
35, awaiting trial for con-
tempt of court for non sup-
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News-uniSundayJlye2,d006r


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
calling 385-6155, ext. 528;
send any changes by e-mail to
cindy.marshall@newssun.com;
or mail them to News-Sun
Community Calendar, 2227
U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL
33870.

TODAY
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 plays euchre at 1
p.m. in the canteen in Avon
Park. Open to members and
guests only. Music is provided
from 5-8 p.m. The public is
invited.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
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 Association
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 shuf-
fleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* Avon Park Veterans 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.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
'Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at,347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118..
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at
6:30 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call'385-1234 or e-mail
2capers @earthlink.net.
* Diabetes Support Group
meets 1-2:30 p.m. (except holi-
days) second and fourth
Monday at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
4005 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, second floor, confer-
ence 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 Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the sec-
ond and fourth Monday at trie
Sebring Civic Center for an
advanced class. For more
information, call Sam Dunn at
382-6792 or e-mail him at
samndunn @samdunn.net.
* Highlands County
Democratic Executive
Committee meets 7 p.m.
Fourth Monday in the


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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 labora-
tory, 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.
* Highlands Sertoma Club
meets noon, Takis Family
Restaurant, Sebring.
* Lake Placid American
Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m.,
Legion hall.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661 pro-
vides 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.mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* National Association for
the Advancement of the
Colored People, Highlands
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.
For details, call Darrell Peer at
385-0107.
* Sebring AARP meets 1:30
p.m., The Palms, Pine Street,
Sebring.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays ice cream shuffleboard
at 6:30 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave.. Summer
memberships available. For
details, call 385-2966 or leave
a name, number and mes-
sage. There are no office
hours during the summer.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter 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 Foreign Wars
Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300
meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring.
Veterans of Foreign 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.
8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty
Darmer, 465-2272, for details.
American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has shuf-
fleboard 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 members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234.
Avon Park Boy Scout
Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30
p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202,
Robert Britt St., Avon Park.
Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to
join. For details, call 452-2385.
Avon Park Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
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.
Buttonwood Bay.Squares
has a square.dance plus work-
shop from 3-4:30 p.m. at
Buttonwood Bay Mobile Home'
Park Recreation Hall, 10001
U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Caller
is Joy Teagle. For details, call
Richard and Ann Smith at 273-
0049.
Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday ahd 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 sem-
inars are offered featuring
guest speakers. Funds raised
are used to support scientific
research benefitting birds and
further education for veterinari-
an students. For more details,
. call Maxine June at 465-9358


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Harmonizers Barbershop
Chorus meets from 7-9 p.m.
in the Magnolia Room at the
Kenilworth Lodge, 836 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. All
male singers are invited.
* Highlands Community
Orchestra, rehearses 5-7
p.m., Room 34, South Florida
Community College auditori-
um, 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 lucky-
duck@mymailstation.com.
* Knights of Columbus
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 meeis 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 business me-
eting 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 Anonymous
meets from 8-9 a.m. every
Tuesday at Walker Memorial
Seventh-day Adventist Church,
1410 West Avon Blvd, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
4277.
-* Placid Lakes Bridge Club


meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
every Tuesday at Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. For details, call 465-
4888.
* Rotary Club of Sebring
(Noon) meets at noon at the
Sebring Civic Center, near the
library in downtown Sebring.
For information, call 385-3829
or 471-9900.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
plays darts, beginning with
sign in at 6 p.m. Lodge opens
at 3 p.m. serving a varied
menu from 4-6 p.m. For more
details, call 414-2659 or 471-
3557.
* Sebring Lions Club meets
at noon at the clubhouse, 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 Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. at
333 Pomegranate Ave.,
Sebring. Summer member-
ships are available. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a name,
number and message. There
are no office hours during the
summer.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 618 has weigh 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 Foreign Wars
Post 4300 has a card tourna-
ment at 2 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC-06-521
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR LINDAMER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
.(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
-YOU ARE HEREBY notified that an Order
of Summary Administration has been entered
in the estate of Arthur Lindamer, deceased,


AVON PARK
Avon Plaza (Say-A-Lot) . Main St.
Big Lots .............. US 27 S
Century 21 Advanced All Service
.................... US 27 N
Chamber of Commerce . Main St.
Chamber Rack ......... Main St.
Coldwell Banker ......... US 27 S
Federal Discount ........ US 27 S
Jacaranda Hotel ......... Main St.
Post Office ......... Verona Ave.
Publix ..... Publix Shopping Plaza
Royal Oaks Realty ....... US 27 N
Shoppes at Avon Park ... US 27 N
W inn Dixie ............ US 27 S

SEBRING
Ag Center .. ........ US 27 S
Banyan Plaza ............ US 27
Bayless Realty ......... US 27 N
Bealls Outlet .......... Southgate
BP Station .... US 27 & Fairmount
Century 21 Advanced Realty ......
.................... US 27 N
City Market ....... Ridgewood Dr.
C.S. Edwards Realty ..... US 27 N
Coldwell Banker Highlands
Properties ............ US 27 S
Dee's Place ....... Ridgewood Dr.
Desoto Square ......... US 27 S
Feathers Laundry ...... Southgate
Golden Key Realty ........ US 27


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7060 Antiques Collectiblesi
7080 Stamps & Coins
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7160 Cameras & Supplies
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7240 Jewelry Personal Items
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1050 Legals
File Number PC-06-521, by the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 430 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the
decedent's date of death was January 29,
2006; that the total, value of the estate is
$62,047.85, and that the names and address-
es of those to whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
Cynthia Sandekian
106 Orchard Place
Cheektowaga, NY 14225-3412
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO"
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is July 23, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Cynthia Sandekian
106 Orchard Place
Cheektowaga, NY 14225-3412
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Michael J. Trombley
Attorney
SFlorida Bar No. 176596
Trombley, Schommer, Disler & Accorsi
329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring,FL 33870


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
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IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC-06-558
IN RE: ESTATE OF
YOLANDO LATRICE JOHNSON SINCLAIR,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that an Order
of Summary Administration has been entered
in the estate of YOLANDO LATRICE JOHNSON
SINCLAIR, deceased, File Number PC-06-558,
by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870-3867; that the decedent's date
of death was November 12, 2005; that the to-
tal value of the estate is $6,643.33, and that
'the name and address of the person to whom
it has been assigned by such order is:
Thaddeus Lanard Johnson, Tabbath Vontrice
LaShawnta Johnson, Antoinette Ivoly Tatijah-
na Johnson, Blair Lashawn Toneisha Sinclair,
and Anthony Sinclair.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands


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Sebring Chamber ... On the Circle
Sebring Chamber Rack ..........
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Sun "N Lakes Shell Gas Station . .
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C.S. Edwards Realty.. .Main Avenue
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Coldwell Banker Highlands
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Ed Fisher Realty ...............
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ERA Advanced All Service Realty . .
.................... US 27 N
Florida Scenic Realty ..... .US 27 S.
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Lake Placid Tourist Club .........
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Premier Realty . 300 Dal Hall Blvd.
& 1998 Placid Lakes Blvd.
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1050 Legals
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING .ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is: Sunday, July 24, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Anthony Sinclair
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Kelly B. Hardwick, III
Florida Bar No. 211028
P.O. Box 778
Bartow, FL 33831-0778
Telephone: 863-533-1300
July 23, 30, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-357
JOANN O'HARA STAROWESKY,
Plaintiff,
vs
LENA ARBOGAST, and OTIS ARBOGAST,
a/k/a OTIS W. ARBOGAST, S. ALLEN
SKIPPER, P.A. o/b/o F P M Highlands
Surgical, HELEN P. CRAFTS,, LINDA L.
PARKS, RUBY DUNFIELD, DELORES TORRA,
and LILA NORRIS a/k/a LILLIE M. NORRIS
a/k/a LOLLIE NORRIS, individual and as
PR of Estate of Lucy McDaniel,
Defendants.:
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LENA ARBOGAST
OTIS ARBOGAST, a/k/a OTIS W. ARBOGAST
HELEN P. CRAFTS, LINDA L. PARKS,
RUBY DUNFIELD
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on th- loi,,ri.ing ; ,e :riib ed u Tro' .eC',' .in
Highlands Ct'ur'r, r Fria icrJiw,
Lot E, Blc-,: 1,. LUFF HAMMIOC ES-
TATES, according' to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 11, Page 15, Public-Records of
Highlands County, Florida, Togqirn, eir, 1982
West Mobile Home eari.g I10 #
GAFL1AB40070965, Subject to all restrictions,
limitations and covenants running with the ti-
tle to the property, hereinafter referred to as
Parcel "A" Strap No.: C-09-35-31-010-0010-
0050.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on COLIN M. CAMERON,,Attor-
hey at Law, 200 N.E.'4th.Avenue, Okeechobee,
FL 34972 and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled Court on or before July 28,
2006 otherwise a judgment may be entered
against you for the r[iel i rn,)-.1d in the
Complaint, .
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on June 23, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
.Clerk of Circuit Qqurt
By: :. ':.ir raTuint.uli
DP. L'J CLEHi'
Jul, i. y. 1 ;21

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
'IF THE TEnTH JUI-l I"AL ClIRIJlT
IN ANRE FOR HIGHLIArji I:, I.ir.JT, FLORIDA
CASE ro Gc, OE.-12'.
SCIOTT GIOTi. P'B ALLEJ
andid AvioD Cl'
Plaintiffs,
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grantees, judgment creditors; and all other
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1050 u-Lels
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Any and all other parties, known or un-
known, claiming any interest in the real prop-
erty hereinafter described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following real property in
Highlands County, Florida:
Lot-17, Block 82, SUN 'N LAKE OF ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 8, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58,
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, to it on the Plaintiff's
attorney, whose name and address is: Michael
L. Keiber, Esq. Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A., 2141
' Lakeview Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870, and
file the original with the Clerk of the above
named court on or before August 4, 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 28th day of June, 2006.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said. Circuit Court,
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
July 2, 9,R16, 23, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-583 GCS
LEMAC ENTERPRISES, INC.,
a dissolved Delaware corporation,
Pl.1nrtln.
-vs-.
the unknown members of CILCO PROPER-
TIES, an unincorporated business organiza-
tion,'etc., etal.,
Defendants.'
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CILCO\PROPERTIES,,an unincorporated
business organization or other parties claim-
ing to have any right, title or interest in the
property hereinafter described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to'quiet title on the following real property in
Highlands County, Florida: .
Lot 29, Block 165, of LEISURE LAKE SEC-
TION FOUR, according to the plat thereof re-
,corded in Plat Book,6, Page 29, Public Re-
:o:rar il Highlid ll'. iuntl FI i da
and ,'.ou ar reLu,'-ed o -ieri-e i :opy of your
orne,-, lr*,. ,i I, i,:' :r, ire Plaintiff's
attorney, whose name and address is: Michael
L ierter, Esq. Clifford R. Rhoades, P:A., 2141
Lakeview Drive, St.,',rq Flo.ia,,', 33870, and
file the original %.air ir.n iJer ,:, the above
named court on or before August 4, 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 THi'; 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-
4E'i. WITHliJ TWO 21v WriF.KIrG DAYS OF
YtillR RECEIPT CIF "HIC iif)TI(E; IF YOU,
'ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
STDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY
C- ERiiCF i(/'i qT i)..RT: -..- .


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WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court
on this 28th day of June, 2006.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ SaraTurnbull
Deputy Clerk
July 2, 9,16, 23, 2006



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT -
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06-CA-00112
SUGAR TREE I PROPERTY OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLES R. CALDWELL and
VICTORIA CALDWELL,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant
to the Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in this cause by the Circuit Court of
Highlands County, Florida, the property de-
scribed as:
LOT 146, of Colony Pointe Subdivision, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 14, Page 11, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
will be sold at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, Jury Assembly Room of
the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S.
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on August 15th,
2006.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
SJuly 23, 30, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT .
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE r,,.'
FILE NO. Pi :.. 5 ?I
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUISE C. THO-iiMP'FrJ M.CFHARLING -
Deceased
NOTICE TO -FL'iTLOR,
The administration ,T Ire i1 iA LOUIS.E
C. THOMPSON MCFAF.LIUrNG d,:i'ed wr"
date of death was Jurne- ;i'00, peri.1ing
in the Circuit Court 10i: Hi-hlird; ,uri','
Florida, Probate Div.',-,r, irr i re .
.which is 430 South CTrTi,,~' : A,.rinuie t r
ing, FL 33870. The n)me rd )ildr..- :- ...I
Irhe p r 'onil rei[,le":e'ali nie ,arid ihe /i'r' i:,'" l
pel, n allre ain rri ,, i. ;,el Ionri b lo.r,
All creditors of the ,t:ci.i riir jin ..i,r,. r Pv .,
: h i,r,ig i m :,. oir lr a.rid )gain! ir e.
.erii e-li|e on *,rn m ,) .:,ai ,:l It.: nol)h:1e ;
required : tI, I be .er ,-. f T 1. hi: i II '. ,:1 3iim
with trh'. ':oun' WITHIiJ THE LATEF. 'F 'I
MONTHIi, AFTEr. THE TIME .IOF THE FiFRST
" PLBLICATIOuj Or F THIt rjn.TIlTE OR 31) A,,
AFTER THE DATE tIF -EFVII'E I'IF A COPi OF
THrI- riTii-E ON THEM
All n,:rer .:redl o'r: 1In I e I11decl:.de li and r in.
er persons having claim, .:ir deiTri,d. ,gi3ri
decedent's estate mu:r iile inil i,:1i.im' ,,nir,
this court WITHIN 3 MOUTHl. AFTER THE
DATE OF, THE FIRST PLIBLII:ATiiiJ F' THI-I
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMSN'Tr FILED WIiTHIJ THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTHi I T sEi-TiOf
733.702 OF THE FLORI',A PROBATE rOCIE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODi
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANJ CLAIM FILED TWO
(2). YEARS, OR 'MORE AFTEP R THE DCE-
:ENIjT '. DATE OF IEATH li BARRED
The ,ale 01 i rSI puiJblic.illon oI Irii noiice .'
July 23.;.'0
', P 'e.:,ri R pre.-i.rilj .iit
To .b S i.c:rei.i Ji TrA t-,lev
Trombley, SchorriPrer D,'? & Arcc'r',i
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Sebring, Florida 33870
Attorney for Personal Representative
/s/ Michael J. Trombley
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 176596
Trombley, Schommer, Disler.& Accorsi
329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 385-5139
July 23, 30, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-583
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD W. WENDELL,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RICHARD
W. WENDELL, deceased, whose date of death
was April 25, 2006, File Number PC 06-583, is
pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 430 S. Commerce.Avenue. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR' 3. IA' S
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPF OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.,



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All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED .WIL IE'
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TiME PERii.i'
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO.
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: July 23, 2006.
Personal Representative:
GEORGE WENDELL
666 S. Bluff Street, Lot 220
South Beloit, IL 61080
Attorney for Personal Representative:,'
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 308714.
2141 Lakeview Drive
'Sebring, FL 33870'
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
July 23, 30, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDSCOUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-285
IN RE: ESTATE OF'
SALLY PEWITT, f/n/a
SELESTINA PEWITT and
SELESTINA ANAYA,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
The administration of the estate of SALLY
PEWITT, deceased, whose date of death was



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December 27, 2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims

with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE.ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims 'with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of. first publication of this notice is
July 23,2006.
Personal Representative
/s/ Tracy Lupton
2713 Dolphin Drive
tebing Florid 33i80
Attorney for Per.:rinal Repreertai.ive
/s/ Michael J Trromriley
Attorney for Tracy Lupton
Florida Bar No'.176596.. :



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News-Sun, Sunday, July 23, 2006


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Trombley, Schommer, Disler & Accorsi
329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 385-5139
July 23, 30, 2006



A MOTORCYCLE SALE SPECIAL!
3 LINES, 2 WEEKS, $25.
CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED, 385-6155.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No.: GC-06-346
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAWN MARIE BARBER
and BRYAN KEITH BARBER,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE- IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to the Final Judgment on All Counts of Veri-
fied Complaint, entered in the above-styled ac-
tion on July 5, 2006, the property described
below will be sold by the Clerk of this Court at
public sale, at 11:00 a.m. on August 11, 2006,
to the highest bidder, for cash, in the Jury As-
sembly Room,. basement of the Highlands
County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, FL:
Lot 4328, Lot 4329 and Lot 4330, Avon
Park Lakes Unit No. 14, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 7,
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
The Real Property or its address is commonly
known as 2050 North Turbot Road, Avon
Park, FL 33825-9184. The Real Property tax
identification number is C013328-
01000004328. 1
WITNESS" my hand and the seal of this
Court on July 14, 2006.
LUKE E.BROOKER
Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
July 23,30, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-200
1040 INVESTMENT, INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GUNTER GRAZIANSKI, and his unknown
spouse, if living, and if not, their heirs,
successors, assigns and all other parties or
persons claiming by or through them,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: GUNTER GRAZIANSKI, if living, and if
not, his heirs, successors, assigns and all oth-
er parties or persons claiming by or through
him,
28 Kantstrasse, Delmenhorst, West Ger-
many
YOU ARE. HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lots 10,11,14, 15 and 16, Block 55, Fla-
mingo Villas, Unit 10; according to the plat
thereof as recorded in'Plat Book 5 Page 44 of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori"
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esq.,
McCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled couit on or before August 8,
2006; otherwise a default may be entered.
against you for the, relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
_ the 28th day of June; 2006. "
S L.E. "LUKE". BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
SBy: s/ Priscilla Michalak
S "* : 11-Deputy Clerk
: *;' .. July 2,9,16, 23, 2006
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
*FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST -
HEARING NO. 1544 ..
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUB-
LIC HEARING will be held before the HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the
8th day of August, 2006, beginning at 3:00
P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the
'County Commissioners' Board Room, High-
lands County Government Center Building,
600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida,:.
to consider a variance request tor allow a .2
foot rear yard setback instead of the required
25 feet for a newly converted, enclosed car-
port into bedrooms, within the area described
as follows: The lot being located at 2115 Sun-
set Drive, Sebring, Florida, and legally descri-
bed as follows: Lot 31, Block 2, Sebring
Shores Development, Section 2, per Plat Book
7, Page 30, 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 926, 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 (TY), 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
July 23, 28, 2006
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST
SHEARING NO. 1565
YOU'ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUB-
LIC HEARING will be held before the HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the
8th day of August, 2006, beginning at 3:00
P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the


County Commissioners' Board Room, High-
lands County Government Center Building,
600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida,
to consider a variance requestto allow a 16.8
foot, 20.2 foot, and a 20.4 foot rear yard set-
back instead of the required 25 for new-con-
structed home, within the area described as
follows: The lot being located at 4517 Sea-
wood Avenue, Sebring, Florida, and legally de-
scribed as follows: .Lot,16, Block 11, Lake Ha-
ven Estates, Section 1, as recorded in Plat
Book 7, Page 6, 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,


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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 (TRY), 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
July 23, 28, 2006
LEGAL NOTICE
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. (863-688-
7376) wants your opinion on what free legal
services should be provided to low income
people in, your community. Please attend a
meeting on August 1st at the Polk Street
Community Center, 1255 West Polk Street,
Barlow, FL 33830 at 4pm.

O S Highlands
1 0 County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS (HCBCC) IS REQUESTING:
LETTERS OF INTEREST (RLI) FOR;
RLI 06-058 (REBID OF RLI 06-049)
HCBCC CODE ENFORCEMENT
SPECIAL MAGISTRATE SERVICES,
Highlands County BCC is seeking letters of interest
from qualified attorneys to serve as a Special Magis-
trate for Code Enforcement hearings held by High-
lands County pursuant to Chapter 162, F .S. and pur-
suant to applicable codes and ordinancesof the High-
lands County Code of Ordinances. All applicants are
required to complete the Letter of Interest Form be-
ing distributed by the Highlands County Purchasing
Department. The Letter of Interest form asks that ap-
plicants provide resumes of all attorneys within the
firm that would be providing the above referenced le-
gal services for the County and a statement of qualifi-
cations including a complete listing of clients for
whom they have completed similar work. Additionally,
applicants' should include an explanation of past ex-
periences providing Special Magistrate services for
Counties or municipalities or similar type of work arid
their fee structure. Interested applicants are to con-
tact Gerald (Jed) Secory, CPM/CPPO; Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners; General
Servipes/Purchasing Director; 4320 George Bdule-
vard; Sebring, Florida 33875-5803; Tel: (863) 402-
6523; Fax; (863) 402-6735; asecorv@bcc.co.hiah-
lands.fl.us to request a copy of the Request For Let-
ters of Interest form. This form is to be clearly labeled
with the RLI number. Submit to the above address no
laterthan 2:00 p.rn.m.Thirsday, August 3, 2006..
Any letters of interest received later than the deadline
set forth herein may be reviewed depending on the
needs of the County. Highlands County reserves the
right to, reject all letters of interest and/or select the
applicants) that in their sole discretion best serve the
interest of the County.
July 16, 23, 2006


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YOUR AD

Please check your ad on the first day
it runs to make sure it is correct.,
Sometimes instructions over the
phone are misunderstood and an er-
:ror can occur. If this happens to you,
please call us :the first day your ad
appears and we will be happy to fix
it as soon as we can.
If Wecan assist you,, please call us:
385-6155-452-1009
: "L465-0426
News-Sun lassified

S200 Lost & Found
Found medium size .female light color terrier-
dog in Lake Angelo in Avon Park
Call 453-3702


1200 Lost & Found
LOST CAT orange & white, female, 6
yrs old about 9 pounds. Harder hall
area, lakewood rd. Goltview area.....
Please call (863)382-9030 goes by
"moe"


1550 Professional Services
A HANDYMAN
Aluminum, Phone and TV jacks,
Minor Plumbing, Carpentry, Fans,
Repairs, Screens & Painting.
863-385-1936

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

COMMERCIAL JANITORIAL
Quality work, Fair Prices.
Lic/Ins.
(863) 873-9696.
HANDYMAN
Carpentry, aluminum, fans, screens,
.lights, tile, repairs, remodeling, lic.
(863)-382-6782.
HANDYMAN
LICENSED & Insured
No Job Too SMALL!
Bob Siroky (863) 452-5201
HOME REPAIRS
IMPROVEMENTS
No Job Too Small
BREEDEN CONSTRUCTION
(863)386-1324
LAWN MOWING, BUSHHOGGING
AND LIGHT BUCKET
TRACTOR WORK
Free Estimates : Resonable Prices.
Call Larry (863) 465-1582
LAWN SERVICE'
Commercial/Residential,
Quality Work. Lic/Ins
(863) 873-9696
QUALITY HOME Maintenance & Inspection
Windows, doors, painting, tile & screens.
Home inspection, bathroom remodeling.
Pressure washing, debris removal. Free
Estimates (863)235-0288 or 452-6540,
TAX SERVICES
Semi-retired Certified Public Accountant avail-
able for Individual tax services, and 'small
business services. Reasonable fees. Expert
services. (863) 465-1:124 or (863) 243-1368.
Want to refinance your home?
or
Consolidate your personal debt?,
Maybe you just want to go away this summer.
Mortgage, Personal, Business
Call Now 1-877-220-0746
WORKING HANDS CORP.
We just open in your area. Our cleaning serv-
ices were there whan you need ,us. We clean
medical facilities, offices's, homes, ect. We do
all type's of cleaning.. You also will get a 20%'
discount if you call us within the 2-weeks,
with Free Estimates for all Customers.
Call us at (863)453-8329.
Owners Mirella and Elizabeth


2000

Employment


2100 Help Wanted
$100,000** FREE Cash Grants *****20061
Never Repayl For Personal bills, School, new
business; $49 BILLION, left unclaimed from.
20051.CALL NOW! Live operators .
1-800-274-5086, Extension 114
440 OR 220 Uc. COMMERCIAL
or Personal lines CSR needed. Health
retirement. benefits. Fax resume 863-
699-1925


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POSITIONS AVAILABLE

General Labor

Construction

Production

Clerical

Draftsman

Hotel Staff

Welders

3903 Kenilworth Blvd
(863) 385-3502
Mon Fri
8 a.m. 5p.m.
EOE/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

BACK Office / Nurse, 3-doctor practice. Fax re-
sume to 863-385-7312 o6call 385-5525.


BEAUTY SALON needs a Skin Specialist and a
Nail Tech. Ask for Julia. Call 863-386-0777
BILLING CLERK needed for doctor office in
Sebring.'Exp preferred. Send resume to Box
2219 at 2227 Us 27 South, Sebring Fl, 33870



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CARRIERS
The News Sun is now accept-
ing applications for Newspa-
per Route Carriers in Avon
Park, Lake Placid and Sebring
areas. Late night hours on
Sat./ Tue./ Thur. Please call
Sharon Bentley at 385-6155,
Ext. 533 or stop by the News
Sun and fill out an application.
2227 US 27 $., Sebring
CDL DRIVER needed Class B. No exp. Bilin-
gual a plus. Call 453-9555 or 368-1303 Asked
for Felix Garcia.


KENILWORTH
CARE & REHAB

C.N.A. Positions
Available

Comejoin our
team at Kenilworth
Care & Rehab Center

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


2100 Help Wanted
**$500-$100,000** FREE Cash Grants 2006!
Never Repay! Personal bills, School and new
business! Live operators. Almost everyone
qualifies.! AVOID DEADLINES! CALL NOW!
1-800-274-5086, Extension 113
**$5000-$100,000**++ FREE Cash Grants
2006! Never Repay! Personal,/ Medical
Bills, School, Business Home! Approx. $49
billion left unclaimed. 2005! Live operators
CALL NOW! 1-800-681-5732, Ext 115
BUSY MEDICAL office seeking front desk
recepti on- Thurs. 8am-5pm; Friday
8am-2pm. Experiencedpreferred. Mail
Resume' to: Box 2214 c/o The NewsSun
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33870

BUSY real estate office looking for highly-pro-
fessional self-starter for a front desk recep-
tionist. Must be computer literate, extremely
organized, have an eye for detail, and be relia-
ble and punctual. F/T. $8-10 based on exp.
Fax resume to 863-402-0355, attn: Liz
CONTROLLER
TU-CO Peat is Florida's premier manufacturer
of soil mixes for the Nursery Industry and at-
tributes its success to its valued staff .and loy-
al customer base.
The company has,a need for an experienced
accounting professional on the controller lev-'
el. The successful candidate should have the
following abilities;
* To provide leadership in establishing
and evaluating sales and earnings forecasts,
annual operating and capital budgets and pro-
jections.
* A complete understanding of account-
ing systems and their impact on both the op-
erating statement and balance sheet through
and analysis and modeling.
* Complete month-end closing require-
ment. This includes generating all financial
statement, journal entries, and accruals while
conducting accuracy reviews of inventory
transactions and work in progress reporting.
* Bachelors degree in Accounting
Minimum of 7 years of accounting ex-
perience is required..
Prefer, a CPA
Requires excellent organizational and
communication skills
Prefer Experience in Account mate, or
Great Plains.
Ability to interact with levels of man-
agement and support personal in varying op-
erating environments.
The position is located in Sebring, Florida and
provides an excellent compensation package..
Please call 863-451-6010 for more informa-
tion regarding this outstanding opportunity.


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2100 Help Wanted
CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR for General
Contractor. Must Have at least 5 years exp.
Have opening for one part-time and one, full-
time. Will consider a qualified retired person
for either position.
Call E.O. Koch Construction (863)385-8649
ASSOCIATES
RARE OPPORTUNITY
USA #1 office w/USA #1 product
is expanding again. 4 immediate
openings.
$1000-$1400/wky to start
* Guaranteed wky paychecks
* No cold calling, Easy Sale
Full benefits
We provide he training, leads &
program. You provide people
skills & work ethic. This should
be the last ad you ever call!
Mr. Grayson 863-452-0330
DENTAL ASSISTANT for busy office, apply in
person at either location, 106 E. Main St.,
Avon Park, Tue. or Thu. or 1735 US 27 S.,
Sebring, Mon.-or Wed.
DIESEL TRUCK MECHANIC- Needed for our
peterbilt fleet. Immediate opening-Five & 1/2
days per week, Monday thur Friday & 1/2 days
Saturday. Must have verifiable experience.
Salary negotiable depending on experience.
Please Call (863)419-2882


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3011 Kenilworth Blvd

Sebring, FL 33870

or call Connie Bass,

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21 00 Help Wanted
ALUMINUM INSTALLERS, Punch-out carpen-
ter, steel erectors, laborers w/ exp. F/T with
benefits. E.O. Koch Construction
@all (863) 385-8649 DFWP
DISPATCHER Needed for Trucking Company
with 25 trucks handling LTL & Truck loads.
High volume of phone calls. Maintain commu-
nication with drivers & customers from pick-
up to delivery. Computer skills required. Truck
dispatching exp required. Salary = DOE. Call
Guy 863-419-2882
DOCTOR ASSISTANT needed for busy office
in Sebring. Exp preferred send resuma to Box
2219 at 2227 Us 27 South, Sebring FI, 33870.
DRIVER NEEDED for Ipcal runs for sod. CDL
Class A needed. Call 863-381-1707.
DRIVER- DELIVERY Truck
for Ornamental nursery. $12.00 per hour. CDI.
Apply Peace River Growers, 3521 N. Nursery
Rd., Zolfo Springs, Fl. EOE.

DRIVER- EXPERIENCE REQ'D
*GUARANTEED*
Home Every Weekend
& 2-3 Nights/Week
Dedicated Lowe's Acct.
Avg. $800-$900/ week
85% preloaded/pretarped
Frostproof, FL Terminal
CDL- A req'd 877-428-5627
www.ctdrivers.com

DRIVERS
Werner needs OTR truckers NOW! No exp.
needed! $700+/wk earning potential. No CDL?
No Problem! Training available! CALL NOW
1-800-820-4235


* General Labor Construction
* CDL-A w/lHazmat
* Light Industrial All Shifts
* Carpenters w/tools
* equipment Operators
Temporary to Permanent Postions -
Available. Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report JReady To Work 6.00AM Daily
,Office Hours 6:00 A.M. 6 P.M.
Applications accepted daily
i, h proper ID
3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Work Place
EXP PLUMBERS needed. Benelil available
Monarcr olumbirhg Call 385 05517
EXPERIENCE ErUIPMENT Operator lead. men
3nd labor neede ,mrrimedialely. i.,perlenci a
must and reference. Please call Mr Stedman
al 863-531-007 lvmig
E-perenice Nail iecri
Ljie F'ljidiil le3 863. Jif- (86"
EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN
Drivers Lie ie 655,-i 125 Be,,ren Elec.iri,
EtE CLINIC HAS OPENINGS IN ALL POlI-
TIONS. F/T or P/T. Send resume to: 211 US
27 South, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
HELP WANTED!!!
EARN EXTRA Income assembling CD cases
trom romrre. Working imin io L6IS companiese '
Starr rimmeaiaiely No Cperienie riecess3ary.
1-800i-105-7619 E1l. 104
www.easywork-areatpay.com
HIGHLANDS COUNTY #1 Jewelry Store.
Looling) kfoir p ale rcon.
GOod il33rfy pl'33 Dei Oel ili
Ca3 863-381-6989
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED li 3 day'.; per wieep
Laundry duties iricluided Reieren,:.- R,.
quired f .'eaie.ail -15-0566
IMMEDIATE POSITION AVAILABLE
Working with @ Rick Youth in Rural Setting .
Florida Environmental institute is looking for
10 career ieek, rin idu3is
4F/T & 2P'T Di-rei care iard nours 3-11 pm.
1F/T & 1 P/T- Midnijgrh riih rours 11-7am
1 F,T Shin Leader 3-11 pm
1F/T ESE Cert. Teacher.
Must be 21 yrs of age with a HS diploma, val-
id Fl. driver license and meet criminal back-
ground requirements FEI iN a drug free wor'-
ploac Plieae call i863&i.99-3785
or lae i.urrme- i 163)L'.99 .3;87.'
iNSURANCE OFFICE ioouing 1or prolesi-ionl.
secreatary/receptionist. Expected to be com-
puter literate, reliable, punriul airid organized
Work hours are 9-5, Monday-Thuriday Slar-'
ing @ $10/hr. Fax resume to 385-4021
LAWN CARE service seeking experi-
enced lawn care personnel.
,(863)381-7967
LAWN MAINTENANCE
LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE PERSON W/
EXPERIENCE TO RUN MOWERS & LINE
TRIMMERS. ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT.'
(863)-446-1471.


2100 Help Wanted
LAWN SERVICE hiring crew leader. Must have
good driving record and commercial exp. Call
863-655-1566
LEGAL ASSISTANT/PROFESSIONAL 3 yr. Law
office exp., est. plan., probate, lit, RE. Email
resume to: elmacbeth@earthlink.net.
Lic and exp Commercial Lines CSR (440 or
220) needed for Indepentent Insurance Agen-
cy. Applied exp a plus. Paid medical & 401k
Fax 863-385-0284. Phone 863-385-5171
LOOK!
GREAT opportunity to earn
what you're worth. Your
customer service or tele-
marketing exp. will earn
you $10/hr+bonus++to
start. Full benefits, great work
place. No'selling. (EOE-Bilingual)
DON'T WAIT, CALL NOWI
Ms. .Cash 863-452-0330
LOOKING for 220 or 440 licenses insurance
agent. Mon-Fri. Phone 382-4400

LPNs &

NURSING

ASSTS.
Work at The Palms in our
Assisted Living Facility.

CHECK OUT OUR
RATES! ASK ABOUT
OUR NURSES'
SIGN-ON
BONUS!,
Apply in Person:
725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870 or
Fax 385-0353
E-mail:
Palmsalf~ahoo.com
EOE/DFWP



THE PALMS
OF S E B 1R I N G
LPN NEEDED in a busy pediatric office in
'Avon Park. Must be competent in drawing
blood, giving shots, and multi-tasked people
person. Excellent benefits and' salary. Call
452-0566; fax resume to 453-9340
LPN/RN '(NO weekends) needed for busy
medical clinic in Lake Placid. E.-perierri:e in
medical office required. Must have good: or-
ganizational and communication skills. Bilin-
,,ujl I.panishi a plus. F/T. Great Benefits.
DFWVP Fik ri.ume to Personnel. 465-7266.
or eri.nai l1 rr-iammeaijgrD,'I-tanitnirik n,,il
MairJilnanrce Superisor- Full-riie muilt h3ve
expernri.e wiln paniing. pluimflirig.. eleciri:il
and nne a ciear, d.iirig record Appil: in per-
son or fax resume to Hardee Manor Health-
care Center 401 Orange Place, Wauchula, FL
33873 Ph: 863-773-3231 Fax: 863-773-0959
MATH LAB specialist (TLC)- PT position to co-
ordinate, monitor, & evaluate student lab ac-
tivities & provide math tutoring in the Math
Lab (TLC) during Fall, Spring, and 1 Summer
term. Typical schedule: M-TH, 9-5 & F,. 10-
3:30, with flexibility for evening and weekend
scheduling as needed. Bachelor's degree in
Math or related field & proficiency in Miro.
-soft Oniie arppliciui,no, required Piy r1ai
$11 5J rr," api,'.:i 4 n5 r., '1I Ap1 ,y n HuT. rn
.ResourTLe Building 1 SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITi' COLLEGE i86li 453-6661 t-1
S132 Deadine- 5pim Thuri. ?7.2-i36 EAEO


2100 Help Wanted
LPN/RN (NO weekends) needed for busy
medical clinic in Lake Placid. Experience in
medical office required. Must have good or-
ganizational and communication skills. Bilin-
gual (Spanish) a plus. F/T. Great Benefits.
DFWP. Fax resume to Personnel 465-7266
or e-mail to hr-fammedgrp@earthlink.net
Medical Assistant or LPN for busy Sebring al-
lergy dept pervious allergy exp not req medi-
cal office exp preferred. Want a PEOPLE PER-'
SON looking for a challenging and rewarding
position, excellent benefits. Send resume with
salary req to the Barranco Clinic, 160 East
Lake Howard Dr, Winter Haven Fl, 33881. Fax
863-299-7666, info @ Barrancoclinic.com
MOVING CO needs drivers and la-
borers. Full time $9.00 & up per hour,
depending on experience. Daily pay.
Serious Inquires only (863)381-8898
NATURAL GAS technician Paid Vacations &
Holidays Training Provided, Drug Free Work-
place. Apply in person at Sebring Gas System,
Inc. 3515 Hwy 27 S, Sebring.
NOW HIRING:
Companies desperately need employees to as-
.semble products at home. No selling, any
hours. $500 weekly potential. Information, call
1-985-646-1700 Dept. FL-6654


RMSpLVEsifING(

OPERATORS/ LEAD OPERATORS $9.00-
$13.00 HR. TO START FIT openings with lo-
cal manufacturing facility. We are seeking
candidates who can setup & operate equip-
ment, monitor equip & respond to alarms as
req. Call 402-2201 for an appt.
SCHOOL BOARD FOOD SERVICE: NOW HIR-
ING FOR ALL 15 AREA SCHOOLS FOR THE
2006/2007 SCHOOL YEAR. F/T &, P/T posi-
tion available. No exp. nee, We are willing to
train the right candidate. Resolve Slatting
primary vendor for the r:b.oi board a 1
402-2201 for an appt.
SCHOOL BOARD CUSTODIAL: NOW HIRING
FOR ALL 15 AREA SCHOOLS FOR IHE
2006/2007 SCHOOL YEAR. F/T & PIT posi-
',or,n a'31a11lii ru i' pne ri: W are filing ic
irn ihe r.glnt an,da3it Resolve Staffing ii
prinrory vendo ',r iri ihol hibuld Cai
402-2201 lora, appli
Packers- FT ,jayand rqniqr o I in avait,ii'I ri
experience nec, we aie wiliiyng to iin', ie1
right candidate. Mechanical auliiude rielpul
$7 00 Hr lor days and r 50 i'or ,,iti' C3ii
4li2.I2201 .or api ,
Glazers i3 FiT openringsr, wih nal.iorl ,.om-
pany.' Prevlouu e-,pierice wurl,ing wair glqa3
a must $1i4$18 per rr:.ur bOrieii' pa':-
agei Can 412-;'201 Inr anippi '
Residential Salesperson-Excellent .career
pponrurnly W e le .ck,,rni.a 3 piroen 1e .-
person in the construction idu.iry vwih .1
minimum of .5 .years experience. The right
candidate will be capable i.,i t.idii'ig .raong,
iTelrijorinips ni h .i,:ornrjac. ri o' ldeiring ITf -
lenais, and I',Impilcing project' in a timely
manner. Compensation 'package of up to
$60K, company paid vehicle, cell phone,
and full benefits package. Call 402-2201 for
an appt.
Staff Accountant (6) month assignment
with hlilari.ina Counry t largti employers
$17.50 per hour. We aire ,:erei' i proven
Je pieefij accOurild,'ant, in -.,:elleni iTuin-task-
ng and comnmunications.skills. Caii J02-2?01
for an' appt.
Machinist/ Mechanic: F.T :ci:,e,.ng wih oca.
snrp $10o00 per rioui 10To tll NO ci: e'*-
pieirnce rieded bul muil ha? good, mfe
n 31ancal s.killl jra dirong work ri.lury E.i:
career oppry Call 402-2201 1or an appi


2100 Help Wanted 2100 Help Wonted
FRAMING CARPENTERS NEEDED, EXP


Good Shepherd Hospice

DISCOVER A richly satisfying and rewarding
future where compassionate professional like
you make a positive difference in the lives of
hospice patients and their families every day.
Join Good Spepherd HospiCe in one of the fol-
lowing opportunities based out of our Sebring
office.

RN, Per Diem
Successful candidate will provide assess-
ments and direct care to patients and families
in thier homes. Flexible schedule available!
RN, Full-Time
Individuals will provide assessments and di-
rect care to patients and families in thier
homes. Flexible schedule available!
ARNP, Full-Time
Individuals will work in coordination with our
medical director and interdisciplinary team.
Successful candidate will provide primary or
consultative hospice care to patients and fam-.
ilies in their home, nursing facility or assisted
living facility. Flexible schedule available.
Our team members receive a competitive sal-
ary and outstanding benefits package includ-
ing 28 days of paid time off your first year, in-
house CEU's, tuition reimbursement, retire-
ment plan, mileage and much more!
For consideration, please call (800)464-3994
of fax resumes to (863)687-6977
EOE/DFWP
PART-TIME REAL Estate .office assistant.
Knowledge of computer & the Lake Placid.
area necessary. Flexible hours. Call Lynda at
Brantley Properties 465-0881


RN's & LPN's
Staff and PRN
Assignmnents.You will
'need a minimum
one year exp. as a
nurse. R1Ns with
,OASIS exp. a plus.:

You may apply hi ptrsoni at:
725 S. Pine St.,
Sebring, FL 338"0 or
Fax resume: (863) 385-2385
or e-mail:
palmshr@yahoo.comn


.rj. NEEIDED Lor 1i amiTriul'iary -u..,:3l1 ren-
ter in sebring. 30 to 40 Hours a'week-with ex-'
cellent benT'his rJ wi<,kend., No holiday,.
No calls." FPou n ili'oi".: I R cmuia3tion.
C[r.n p ad i;:.; c E [crt.-,' prlirre, d Ul
ai ll l' r ininm lnnnvdj31i Call i..-3,5-
1,7j4, ii' ivJme u mL.'.3"5"-7'J43


TRANSPORTATION A MUST NO LABORS OR
HELPERS NEEDED..CALL 80B 863-441-3914
RESTAURANT MANAGER. Come work for an.
award winning restaurant in Sebring Fl. Locat-
ed on Lake Jackson. Individual will have expe-
rience in high volume restaurant management
and be capable of sound profitable techni-
ques. Must be a leader,coach and develop em-
ployees, In-depth knowledge- of food, wine
and banquets a must. Excellent organization
skills, time management skills, eye for detail
and strong commitment to total guest satis-
faction. 863-471-9400


RNs LPNs -
CNAs

Work at The Palms in our
Health Care Center.


CHECK OUT
OUR RATES!
Sign On Bonus F/T & P/T

Apply in Person:
725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870 or
Fax 385-2385
E-mail:
pal mshr@' ahoo.comn
EOE/DF WP




THE PALMS
OF SE BRING


Good 55icP-i


aiJTi nr2 iii,'i iour il.pidly ijrou i'ii'J realii-:.j[
cTiopn3fy 1'i POl Counry!

ARNP, Full-Time
L)ay .Sinl
proiihle piiary iT ri, ",nrullaCve r ins Cajre
I0 pa ti'El'l 3riand laiic lein iheir home iurrina
aihrCiir,' '-i i.ei liing ia.13cia iiiy Fle bible
hrdule 3vaia3blet'

RN, Full-Time
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. [,ri,. IJ 3t -' Im e'i .,',, pci "i,', ,: .' I\' T 3 '
,,icl c 1i'l 1T,,iI' ,,", Ir ri ,T,3i iCe3 i-C e ,ou:
Ownl'l s. i'ulllJlel
RN, Per Diem
S. Day Shift
Pi',iuia 3 : I eii arind aridreil ie Io ho:-
,Ln 3 p il r':, ,in a J, n ijr'iriin. h or ar .i ',i' l
iihin l, :aiiirv nirig I, re 3t '/our own'
schcdule'

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ar ard iousl3riadii-I] bt lehlii pa'.tj ..1a .iludl
,rg 28 daljv. oI pjid lime un y.:our ti.i year. in
nouie EUS luii'ion remrrlouinrnr,,ii plPin
mi'-jag, and TiunI IC'litre
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600 West College. Drive
Avon Park FL 33825
(863) 784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497
SOUTH FLORIDA E-MAIL jobs@mail southflonda.edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE www southflonda edu
INSTRUCTOR, PREP WRITING
Full-time faculty position starting in the Fall (August 2006) Bachelors degree in
Developmental Engish Developmental Wnting. or Developmental Education
required Related classroom experience or graduate Iraining in remedial education
required Masters degree preferred. Competitive salary and benefits Applicallon
deadline 5 p m Tuesday. July 25. 2006 Call Human Resources or log on to our
web site for more information
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


n$ Keys P


Custo r Servie 382-49www.sunso
immediate o'enIngs for collection WWW.sunshes


CITY OF SEBRING

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The City of Sebring is recruiting tor the following position:

REFUSE DRIVER/COLLECTOR
i -y, inon Tide i

$10.00 per hour
W3 P1, RiVe z

SOLID WASTE
(D-po.rment I

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Ability to operate a refuse collection truck.
- Possession of a High School Diploma or GED.
- Possession of a Class "B" Florida CDL.

Apply to: For application contact Diane Kauffman at Sebring City Hall,
368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring FL 33870, (863) 471-5100.

Closing Date for the position is: Friday, July 28, 2006
Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not dicriminate on the basis of race, religion, colcir,
sex, age, nature ot origin or disability.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.


Comprehensive

Benefit

| Package


Tuition Reimbursement


Life Insurance

Vacation Time

Holiday Pay


Medical Dental


2100 Help Wanted
RN, FULL time position with state benefits for
the Highlands Co Health Dept. providing ad-
vanced clinical services to clients in a clinical
setting.' Requires RN license,
fingerprinting/backround screenings/drug
screenings. Must apply online at:
httos://peoolefirst.myflorida com/lonon.htnL.
: by Aug. 1, 2006- EO/AAVP .

RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS

Extended care services
Wauchula Facility
PRN
Days & Nights available
Baycare homecare offers competitive pay,
sign-on bonuses, overnight housing and a
great working environment.
Interested applicants, please contact Will
Rodgers at (727) 544-6400; fax resume to
(727) 541-5987; or apply online at
www.bavcarehomecare.ora
EODE
RN'S & LPNS / CNA'S FULL-TIME OR PART
TIME Needed for a 79 bed SNF.
If you like geriatrics come join the Hardee
Manor Healthcare Team.
Apply in person or by fax.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
Ph: 863-773-3231
Fax: 863-773-0959
SECRET SHOPPERS needed for store evalua-
tions. Get paid to shop. Local stores, restau-
rants & theaters. Training provided; flexible
hours, Email required. 1-800-585-9024 ext
6262
SECURITY OFFICERS
needed, Lake Placid, Sebring areas. Class D
School available 800-615-6430 E.O.E
SEEKING OFFICE Manager for provider of
nor.,rTeh:.i ,-home care in Highlands Coun-
i r lu;.J :1, )n in-,l'perr ic iirifii ril l' iiKe re-
lurin.,tiiry u d 'r.o.,'3iy ,pera.hnri' Man-
i.ement exp., computer skills, high moral
i3ndards and. problems solving abilities re-
jured C.:.T ]p,- i i ;jr, i 1 0 W': ','j.3',1l1#
F). i'uin .nu ziljry reQuirtr' te-l Ii:, i ,
.631641 ..0
SBCJBCONTRACTURS.
WANTED
L3r~g, Filj I ..,.in-herd I:,l r,,Tir builder n: :c l.'-
L',JI I 3ijl i, n', lr'n: i Im "i r 1i ii-i "

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THE GEO GROUP INC.
A worldwide leader in privatized correcitons
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH. DENIAL. VISION. LIFE,
DEPEODEi f LIFE INSURANCE,
& 401 K RETIREMENT

*Correctional Ollicer
*Lile Skills Instructor
*Vocational Instructor (Web-Design)
*RN
*Academic instructor

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
l990 Ejl. SR78 IJW
Mcorce Haven FL 34-11
Pn,:,rie863-946-2420
Fag 86'3.916-2-437
Equal Opporlunry Enllr yer
MIF/O/V


As a Customer

Service Associate,

you will be

responsible for

answering

incoming calls and

dispatching

assistance to


customers in need

of emergency

roadside assis-

tance. You will

need customer
service and


computer skills. We

will train you in our

products and

programs.

Additional

opportunities for

Spanish as a

second language.







News-Sun, Sunday, July 23, 2006


2100 Help Wanted
ONCE FORGIVEN Quartet from Avon Park,
Florida is looking for a male first tenor singer.
This is a part-time position but full-time is de-
sired in the near future. If Interested or if you
would like more information: Please Contact
Chad Johns at (863)443-2755 _

215 j Part-time
2150V Employment
MARKETING
S12/HRI Pan.Tin-w FoulhO,i, : Available lor
Marketing Reps Muil nave Outgoq.ri
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PI'Oihlieril fr luiri, R liable T r i lanj oF iu 0 tO
LOi:.3i liirt. fi .Sun,
Call Today! 800-555-7440 ext. 77.

2250 Schools & Instruction
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2300 Work Wanted
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:riO ',49 billionir ln uiclaimid 05. CALL
JOWi 1-800-270-1213 Exlension 112
::ATA EhTR., PRi-E'OR'- tlEEDED'I E)rn
:31.:i -$5 0 ei: iW lv w n grl i irom rio Tne
iua3rariie pave.fie .c S' PO t periri nc t ie e3-
sEar' Pii,:ti .3ri, .avila le 103, Rejiter orn
* ,rIe rnIOW' n w ,j'W j i ,i1.-ynirym ri e :c o
-,iET PAID ThPl.itG AT HOME' iSianr earning
$o210- ,300 Daliv' Guaranier pay.v:rec.s p.id
lw. ,- T.:,ri.hr, No E.pe-rinrice tje.e::r,.
full Triirin ] Pro.i.d,,j3 Reg.ier Oniin Toda,,
v .,ww T,,i ,nni" ihAriH,:me.. :nm
HOME REFijrjiL .i:lB Eii, :E.J 'u:icri $ u5O)
Weei v' pro: :iin r i : ri, iriun.dS riline'
Tu,.',',1e1 ii ,: ), r ,:a i i tl :, l r-rn' ,-i, -i
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rno W I W w Pr .iinlrl iui l d'i ,' ,inTn
MOVIE EXTRAS. Aclors. Models!
Ma%'e $t10)0 N3 )..Ov ro Eqp Re, FT PT
All Lool&.: rtld.' Call 1-800-714-7501


3250 Loans & Savings
i$$$ ACC'ES- LAWSUIT CASH I0Wil AS
SEEN OTi iv injury liu .ii .i ai irng? Nced
n, i $1JO--$ UIxtiBl. u .t-- einri,-' 4.r,3ur,1' Low
1aier APFLi fOW B, ,PHIOJE'
1 8 6 -. 1-'1 W.' aV rilur.,a ', aiii-, rl'l i-i
S$CAiSH$i. IMMIEDIATE .i:)ih i:or SruS:iurdj
serfleme-riis annuiti, ; 1iw uii.t inrieriances.
Moniage lJ;e- & i i.ar FIlow .1 .G Werii.
wonri i-.80,'1.)'9--31i


4000
Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale
ATTENTION
Will pay cash ior ,our rirnime. duple'.
apartrr.en :or, .:im e :i.:.i proierlT/ Rapid
closing 3 ,i 4 r n Cjil F' n or Slpernanie
863-4z 1 2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
-IOME ror ile 1412 IIJ Tro:pical ie Manor
3z;.gnier hli n ri' riajii iIul irinerior plenty Of
P 'irng erclo;.,d iren iriim lenceO yard
laoi h- e -.rn if l6'0 i i.ill 4431. 2. aB p j pi
NVESTOR OR rehabber special,
thousands below market, wont
last!! 1863)655-4446
SELLER FitJAr IJl'l di:,wrn payrneni required.
S31ll t ,dil ral, 55'- ii,88

4060 Homes for Sale
4 O Avon Park
INEW HOME hir i ,-i Anuc Fait 3.'2;2. ap-
pr.i-red 1 $i ,uii,,i0 Upglradedl leaJlure: Ca-
teilral c:,.iling i w irid ew l r ie iui ni' eir.) IIIe
worK 11i0ri1iii u.0d wiir inrririiion, ready tO
nove in mnu-;i .:eI, i appreinle quaihry Cail
CoI,3 Generi l Cr, loi a0t 863.45335302

4080 Homes for Sale

$155,000 '.5.tiri,,', County Eilrae 3.2,'1 13rgi
mnrri tirn.:.e in backyard. Also have a $59,900
4707 fourth Si '.ill 31-:9. 3
3/2 3car garage. Golf Hammock Community
3408 Duffer Rd i. Tirn'. iiTiprviemr i l loid
-or dela (,ill Jen DreL ;el Iled-ill Bunr, r
.-lighla ,-,d proiprrv 63-. :'81.2 .7 2 .289 900
CARBA HILLS 2/2 carport, florida room, pool,
Irge patio cou ,,iplet luriisr, $164.00 Cili
Howard Mid-Florida Er.:.erei 863-4.143851
LARGE 3 2 tine n I a:re 3351 10131 sq t
Fen:.cd ird, ll:[. r 1 i:i wood pillais ard nighjr
c'Ilirig wuin plnt ineIve. fi'ew riol 20(105
eail liiTiim,, nr me ( :ll ?63-t.5 .-616
MaVla.i :lur'd Homie orn owerid 1ild 55 .,:O.T
ipa3.:olu. 2' n_' ,-r pon, iamil r,:.Cm itra up
)atdes'. dci icnr,,ng, erErie pa n, PETS
S' Ei' V jilue 3j 1 9 9111 I:i,'mniln ii wori-lenul
Cail MV Hall Ce.rilur, 'i Ad.,ranced All Service
FPeltv Inr rt'63-38". 1181. 22'9 Call Ntow


4100 Homes for Sale
4100 ILake Placid
OPEN DAILY
NEW Model, great floor plan, 3 bedroom
split plan, 2 baths, full 2 car garage, cathedral
ceilings. 122 Tangerine Rd. NW, Placid Lakes.
MEYER HIiOMES (863)465-7900,
(863) 465-7338 after 5 -

jA Lakefront Property
4 7fV For Sale
VA( AT LOT on La- Joeypriiin onl 03fi
Beach 'tBl,'a In .verv qu ,- ,gratoinood Vir,
Dbdaulilui r,.mr ; P,:pr,; i. APPRi.'I., '13
irOril ;'1 ,1 p Ti- I.jr i i 1 31.01 .K ei I,,
i" JOu r ,iiO' i, ,n r 11n1g Ciller i .i:e wri-re
C ll 23'".;84-91110 i250 0(.n

4220 Lots for Sale
S LIOTc. ,l. l innerr Iv:,'If Pirl LI-e I 311 Ro'.;

MANOR HILL ur'.:ale da reanri.,:1I ut inri
goul iCo riTur. iiy rin un Lal. uti bri Sur'-
,u ri-idil n" .,e ul,lul r,.norrv. Fiiui'- unidier.
aroui d 1eclnii: ,i, w lalr ci 5 I,: riopi.i3i
ji't, ;in,:,Oi 1'"' 1 1 i: l i.d" n ,1 oU i Mort:C
Dr $ 3..:00i ff.61162.2'677
cEeRI,, .,ije, niiie l ,i1 in Sun n LA l', :.i-
jlait,. pricec erl-w mA ir I ,18"?8 9 Liwnrer
murl ell now ..ll 18'8136 '-t166' TiHT RE
,EBeRIj,; HILL'S. T.:,|1,', ld *:eller gri.l I,:3.
ii'n.', it tcliI 1,1 Io :.ilaE righl riEt..1 I t, ijlh
Herdon Ave 75 135 1.40..00 ne0oliarle

A MOTOR HOME "'.ALE SPECIAL
3 Lrif4E. 2 WEE'S ',25.
CALL rltEW .-uri, CLA-hIFIEL-. i'.-61S5


4260 Acreage for Sale
TWELVE 5+ acres tracks $69,900 $89,900.
Possible owner financing available. Call Mary
Pelfrey (863)-443-1738 Century 21 Advanced
All Service Realty Inc. 596 Us Hwy 27 North
Avon Park.

4320 Real Estate Wanted
DISTRESSED? OVERWHELMED by bill
collectors' facing foreclosure? WE CAN
HELP' 20 vrs exp 1863)655-44-16


5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5 5 For Sale
L0"?.'! _, -46 13a n Hom ime in '.., aijill
rjarr Brl i l I rape1 icl'.. i 510clre.-.
2:;" i, ln .'djrii l hie 'iI j wi.,n t.rirja a:1
ri,:,i l.)u oii nry area n Irom i..1rren wnaw in
ir [':.'-! Tii | .,ed i',l i ., 1i1ii-i) ii e, c nilrail
41 l. :3i4 r hN ook. up., ,a'l in flia [IT Ai lh
filed ului, Irriiiton a3ri ing r ih'l rd lh
,I Fl'.'s.nop 'tu80.000 ih3453 3860
ri BAi' 5:.
Will iin ceir i t iT m hi i hlo e Ir u rin nice
parl. 3 ircjoom,. n.ly rerrmodieedJ I rel
hch ou l & hiC h 1 hri C. ll 11h l-38c.'I)417 :.r

PALM HARBOR HOMES
Modular Mobile & Suill Homes
Call our Fartory tor
FREE Colior Brocnures 800-622-2832.


O50A Mobile Homes
5050 'For Sale
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


. 1Mobile Homes
5150 For Rent
GREAT COUNTRY LIVING
Sebring/ Sparta Rd. Beautiful country lot.
Lovely 2/1 MH on acre lot- furnished and pri-
vate. All utilities incl. Seasonal or yearly.
(407)682-4359


Classified ads get fast results


6000
Rentals


Duplexes for Rent
2/1 DUPLEX, garage, laundry hook up. 219
Memorial Dr., corner of Highland Dr. No pets,
$750 mo., 1st, last, $300 sec. (863)465-0075.


NEW 3 2 d1o iubl .icr gri 1 i3:rie pv.d
road. OrinCie Bl,:-:Om area i ,l'inier iioan,..
Call 8E.3385I8871
OPEN HOUSE Today. 5115 Lakewood Rd
Sebring. 4BR/3BA 2 story Ceder Home.
Reduced $279,900. 863-414-7349
Remodeled 2BR/1BA, New siding,
New roof,. New kitchen. Walk-in closets,
88x156 lot, $114- 900" Alo hriandyrran speaidl.
2/1, 14.125 l 71'. u, iome Are Avon
Park $69,500 191.i939'3830

00 1 Homes for Sale
4 Lake Placid
GOLF COURSE/POOL HOME
Lake Placid FL r.ome on new 18 hole gull
course in PlEid LaIe. Well landisapea 2.'22.
Urge I.ria i i:3,jed picl new I.ii:hric n.
remodeled ain311 lamilv room. IOX14 ine.d
FSBO. $254 000 18631465-5864


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News-Sun, Sunday, July 23, 2006


6050 Duplexes for Rent
FURN. DUPLEX, yearly $700.00 mos (300.00
depo.) perfect for 55+, 2 bedroom duplex,
381-4657.

6 1 Villas & Cbndos
6100 For Rent
2/2 VILLA, Spring Lake Kitchen, din-
ing, living. Totally furnished, all you
need is your toothbrush!! 1 yr lease. No
smoking/pets. 209 E. Villa Way, $1700
mo., 1st, last & sec., (317)407-9429.
3/2/1 with boat dock on grasses Lake. Brand
New. $1300. 1st, last and sec. Call 561-747-
9919.
S615 Furnished
6 1 5 Apartments
SEB- Studio $575/mo all utility include in
quiet area. Call 1-863-446-7608.
6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
1/1, (NEAR Sun n Lake) 1 or 2 person, utility
included, 1st, last, sec. $600/mo.
Call 8663-471-2718 or 305-951-6163
2/1 AVON Park $500.00 Month, $350.00
sec. 1442 N. Melrose. Located in the
Manors. Call (863)452-6400
Having something to sell and
not advertising is like winking
in the dark. You know what
you're doing, but no one else
does. Call News-Sun classified
today! 385-6155.


--UCT14ONEEMS
7-'N. 57N -RINATR~45.IAA.L FO., INC.
.M.E H~gg.nboth.n-


2O00 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
AFFORDABLE AZALEA APTS.
1 or 2 Bedroom Apts. and Efficiencies.
WSG paid, from $360 mo., (863)471-0471.
AP Clean, quiet 1 and 2 bedrooms. $495 and
$595 mo. Call (863)446-7608 or 1-863-446-
7608

6250 Furnished Houses
3BR/3BA LAKE house on Dinner Lake, furn.',
sleeps 12. Pool & fire place, small pets wel-
come. $1600 1st and sec. (954) 304-1598
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE on Lake Istokpoga 3BR /
2 1/2BA, with boat dock, minimum one year
lease, adults only $1200./mo. Call 239-872-
6950 or 239-334-2039

6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/1 335 Magnolia Ave. Carport, backyard, cen-
tral air & heat, appliances includes, could be
furnish or unfurnish" Asking $750. 1BR/1BA
514 Nasturtium Ave includes uitiles. $750.
Everything is new. Call 305-469-3218

2/1, Sebring, no pets, references required,
$675 mo. Call 452-1012.
2/2 CLEAN split floor plan house, large
screen porch and big backyard, no smokers,
no pets, quiet neighborhood.
Sun N Lake area. $850.00 (317)413-4859
4/3 LAKEFRONT HOME on Lake Placid. Will
be ready in September. Asking $2,000/mo an-
nual lease, plus utility, non-smoker, will con-
sider 1 small dog. Call 863-467-1499


Call For Furthe r Information
800-257-4161
www.higgenbotham.com
CAI FL Lc-# AU305.AB158


BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME
3/2/2 spacious rooms, large kitchen with breakfast nook,
huge master bath with Jacuzzi, French doors 10o pool
area, acre lot close to hospital and more.
MLS.#185231 Reduced...$344,900
_ ", ,r.;ia.. '.. I.


6300 Unfurnished Houses 6300 Unfurnished Houses 6300 Unfurnished Houses.


4/2, family room, dining room, Lake Jose-
phine Heights. $750.1st and last. 382-8732

RENTALS AVAILABLE!
Year Lease, Appl., 1st & Sec. Req.
Loon Ave., 3/2, $900/mo.
Lake Josephine, 3/2, $900/mo.
Indian off Sparta, 3/2, $850/mo.
Lakewood, 3/2, w/lawncare, $900/mo.
Valiant Ave., 2/2/2, $1.200/mo.
Thompson Ave., 2/2/2, $1,100/mo.
Poinsettia, eff. apt., porch, $425/mo.
GOLF HAMMOCK
Mulligan, 2/2/2, $1,000/mo.
Par Rd., waterfront! 2/2/2, $1,000/mo.
Birdie Ct., 3/2/2, pool, $1,500/mo.

M. Charlene Loveless
Realtor


P.O.Box 1852 1981 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33871
WP: (863) 382.2000 Ceoll: (863) 414-7279
BEAUTIFUL NEW construction, 2/2/2, High-
lands Ridge, gated, golf, 55 plus, unfurnished
or furnished, $1200 mo., 385-1360 or 257-
0479


Harder Hall 2/2, Nice well maintain duplex.
Home separate by double car port and storage
area. Large private yard, large rooms, new
paint and carpet. GE appi, CHA, laundry room.
Non-smoking, No pets, FLS.REF available Aug
1,4033 Lakewood Rd. Call (321)-723-0839.


HOUSE

FOR RENT

Lake Front
(Dinner Lake)
Two bedroom,
two bath with
guest cottage.
100x500 property
with waterfront
gazebo..
Long term lease.
Call for information.
863-385-0477


2/1 Den, W/D, lawn care, $750/mo. 381-0611
HAWKS LANDING- beautiful 2 acre lot, pri-
vate, gated comm. w/ deeded access to Lake
Huckelberry. $159,000 ALSO.....
4/2 furnished house Lake Josephine (lake
front) $1700.00 per month (954)478-7313
LAKE PLACID 2/2 1 car garage, Sylvan
Shores, 2 yr old, non-smoker $895/mo.
Call 863-465-3838 or 441-2844
LAKE PLACID 2/2 on canal to Lake Clay.
Large family room, washer and dryer, new
carpet and paint, large shed, sylvan shores
Non-smokers 'and 24ft dock. $950/mo. 4/2
house on Lake Josphine furnish
$1700.00/mo. Call 954-478-7313
NEW 3/2.5 home on Dinner Lake, many up-
grades. 3155sq ft. $1500.00 (813)361-0441
SEBRING DINNER LAKE
area. 1/BR Apt, $550, incl. water.
Gary Johnson. 381-1861
SPACIOUS 3/2 Lake Placid no pets, no smok-
ing, 1st, last, sec. $875 a month. Call 305-
233-4622 or 863-441-5617

6400 Rooms for Rent
ROOM FOR rent-in a canal home, bath next to
bedroom. Pref. female NON- SMOKER
(863)414-2324 or 863-314-8407

7000
Merchandise


7040 Appliances.
BREAD MACHINE $25 OBO. Call 863-385-,
1187 . '
CHEST FREEZER 25 CU. ft. Gibson heavy
duty commercial like new. Farj 16,50 A,-kirj
$295 Call 471-3329 ..
DIRT DEVIL HAND VAC, extra bag works fine
$10. Call 863-465-5653. .


REAL S ATE AU T OI


Custom Built 2-Story Luxury Lakefront Home
Lake June 331 Catfish Creek Road, Lake Placid
Auction Conducted On Site
11:00 A.M. SATURDAY JULY 29
4 Bedroo.,,rn 4 5 Baltr.:.omi Co,..'r. d Boai H.ouse & Lighted Dock (150')
e Ir.rr, cj.,rig -..ji, Furnr,,ierhe Appro.,ruriiely s,0uO0 sq. ft. under roof *4 Car
Garage e-, re, aili.:..v sic.r,e :1 a aiull-'ize moi:,'roach Screened Patio *
Increable Las.3 1 ,ew Irorn nearly eery C.,-Cm Luxury's finest features show in
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........A640 A899 FL Pierce. FL


40 ACRE PARCEL
J Zoffay Road, near Frostproof City Limits, Polk County, FL
Auction Conducted On Siue
2:00 P.M. SATURDAY JULY 29
Parcel divided into (4)l0 Acre Tracts Zoned: Agricultural
*Parcel ID: 283119000000032000 (Polk County)
*Ta\es $l,426.1412( )5) BuyOneorAll!
Previews: Drive by at ybur convenience 10% Buyer's Premium
30-Day Closing Property to be sold at Aosolute Auction
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A-640 .5 U69- FL Pie.e. FL


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Reduced Placid Lakes Pool Home Reduced


pw -Du 42 p' ..1 nC fli n,Eu-31IC.uI,-~S.i-
Ir-~ru c:,u[ I- nil roon' ovrI,:,of: s caqced pro. I


IZ49,00 mummia
VuuniizzReafi, InC. 15 North Main Ave. Laike Placid, FL


OPETN DfOUSE

TODAY
a 2-4pm


e Realtor
Office: 1863) 382-2000 Cell: (863) 414-7281


L 1. -__ -
-iu-3 -i IS MMMSTMUM
NIAGNIFICENT SUN 'N LAKE! ON THE GOLF COURSE
E I e, in I I oetier ihjn ne%% I Nei.% root a] I nek tile and carpei -paint
"i btdr--M, 2 I'Ll I I ti'Ahs. h a] f t.1.-ah,. Imag r-jorn. din] no rocim. big kitchen
[all-11 IC-11, -.1 _' fiieplwe TV worn Computer f.-..)m. hugc utilili,
r,-,...in. )ur, Roorn car & cart Pr.ie kllut ec Lhis-11
Reduced... *359,000 k IL S 111 -1 P.,51-13
Drie B 3221) Sunrke Drie


Referred 'Pro ertze&^
S. -


1564 US Hw


of Okeecfwhee 7 ealty, nic.
"Lake Istokpoga Branch"
y. 98 P.O. Box 225, Lorida, FL 33857 (863) 655-3891
"Avon Park Branch"


Custom built 3/2/2 pool home: high
ceilings, crown molding, formal living
room & dining room. large family room
fireplace & built-in
bookcases.
Price Reduced . S339.900


directions: L'S 27 to Hammock Rd., (LI on 635. R) into
County' Club iHaw' Branch Rd.) (L) on .--.
Meadowood Ln. to home on (LI.

.untry. Club Realty of Sebring i w6rr
Office (863) 382-6575 -


I-, .~

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Two story
investment/rental
property conveniently
located off Main Street
in Avo-tn ParLk- I i''er aind-


(orgeoLis 3/3 split plan
with fireplace on canal.
Home has caged pool
surrounded by patio. 3/4
acre yard is completely


2/2 mobile on canal to
Lake Istokpoga. 2
screened porches, dou-
ble carport, boathouse
xw/lift, lights water & fish


LAND
Two lots mn Highlands Park
Estates on graded road. Price is
for both lots. Buy one or both.
MLS#185954 $55,000

Beautiful 10-acre parcel in platted
subdivision. Property can be
divided no to o 5-acre parcels.
Large oaks & sabal palms. Homes
only development.
........, q,, 00nn


tr surrounded by chain ceang area. -foot 1S6203
lower Units are each link. fence. Storage dock runs along seawall.
occupied by tenants. Storage Utiljt room m rear large Iacre building lotin
building in back yard. porch "r/vinvil windows. orange Blossom Firstates.
MNLS 186-449 MLSA186232 MNLSi181386
$179,000 $295,000 $159,000 MLS#1S503 $59,000


* Competitive Environment
- Multiple Buyers
Call Now To Consign Your Properry
For Our September 9th Auction!


.''.... ,


Carol Polk
863.840.1083


7040 Appliances
FEDDERS 6000 BTU still in window come and
test. Remote control. $75. Call 214-1965
FRIGIDAIRE PORTABLE dishwasher almost
new. Under warranty paid $534. Asking $350.
Call 471-9710
G.E WASHER for sale. Works great. $45.00
firm. Call 655-4966
GE ELECTRIC island stone 4 burners chrome
36 Lx21W $125 OBO. Call 863-385-1187
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!
SALE Reconditioned Appliances
Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, A/C's
We're overstocked name your prices.
Appliance Hospital. Call 385-5600
SHOP VAC, 10 gal. detachable blower works
fine ,$20. Call 863-465-5653.
UPRIGHT KENMORE freezer tan good condi-
tion $65. Refrigerator Kenmore tan good con-
dition $60.Call 863-471-0818

7060 ,Antiques Collectible
COLLECTIBLES & household items.
Downsizing from Estate, Several ta-
bles full. $75.00 call for more info.
(863)214-6697

7 100 TV, Radio, & Stereo
SATELLITE T.V, antenna w/ 2 recievers, 1 re-
mote control. ALL FOR $20.00 or best offer.
(863)382-9022

7 140 Computers & Supplies
NEW COMPUTER- You're. approved- Guaran-
teed. bad credit? No Problem! No credit
check. Name Brands! Checking account re-
quired. 800-486-8146. Call BlueHippo
Funding now for free bonus.


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are
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Rentals: Commercial, A


937 W. Main St., Avon Park, FIL 33825 e (863) 453-2800

Kathleen A. Godwin Our Agents to Serve You!
Bob Brike 863) 610-2431 Tammy Paterson (863J)'81-1596
Licensed Real Estate Broker # Licensed Moilgage Broker
BubaraMcClellan 863) 634-7547 Mienne Nte 863)
email: preproperty@eartlilink.net Jamie Solis (863) 833-16E Tom Elter (86' )) S35-1591
Website: www.preferredpropertiesofokeecliobee.com Don DeVatighn (863)381-60SO


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News-Sun, Sunday, July 23, 2006


7180 Furniture
5 PIECE pvc patio furniture set. Excellent con-
dition. Cushion ivory pattern $250. Call 453-
3682
BEAUTIFUL CHERRY, wood coffee table with
8 inlayed panels. Wanting $500.00 for the set
or best offer, excellent condition, as well as a
freezer chest (white) only $75.00, if interested
please call #863-314-0351.
DINING ROOM table, glass top with 8 uphol-
stered chairs. Excellent condition. $200.00
call (863)385-3475
FREEZER CHEST, $100, China Cabinet, $100;
(863)386-0141.


SAVE SAVE SAVE
ESTATE SALE
Leather Recliner Sofa
........................ ..... $395
Lazy Boy Recliner ..1295
5 PC Wood Dining Set
................................$1 9 5
5 PC Caster Dining Set..'
................ . . . ... 2 95
Wood China ........... 195
Twin Sleeper Sofa..........
.............................. $195
Queen Sleeper Sofa 1295
King Mattress Set...$295
End Tables ................ 29
Coffee Tables ..........$29
All New Furniture
Reduced for Summer
Clearance
Bring'This Ad for
Free Delivery!!
West Coast Furniture
5535 US 27 South
(across from Alan Jay Jeep dealership)


HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $i50'
We. will runl II rren
Either mail to or drop.it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870 \
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!.


LOVE SEAT- Neutral color, great condition!
$75.00 (863)452-6798
NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
*Lamps $17, 1.00-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up,
3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs
$397up, 200-Recliners
$297up, 50-2 Pc Sofa &,
Loveseat sets $687up; 50-
TV Ent. Centers $167up, 2
Pc Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up, "
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE,
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Next to L0owes & across from
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Medium blue floor;
fa: $300.00 and 1
ers & sleeper $37
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Furniture
al matching love seat and so-
Tan sectional with end reclin-
75.00 Call 655-0367
walnut frame W/mounting
55"x 28" mirror 36"x23".
tion $35.00.
-655-0049


ROLL TOP DESK, Walnut, 41" wide, 20"
deep. Excellent condition, $95,00, 080.
call 863-471-1546.
SOFA BED beige background queen must
sell $125.00 Call 863-382-3659

7260 Musical Merchandise
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!
PIANO- KOHLER & Campbell Spinet piano
Fair Condition $199.00 (863)452-6798

7300 Miscellaneous
-1968 NIXON vote pin, nickel size $15. Call
863-214-1965
3 LAMPS $15 each: 2 wroughl iron, 1 Rusty
brown. Call 863-385-1187
35MM CANON automatic with manual and
case. New condition $25.00 lake placid. Call
863-465-7554. .
BEDDING TWIN sheets (14) like new, $70.
Call 863-465-5653: *
COFFEE TABLE oak & glass inserts new
$100-$65 OBO no space, must sell. Call 863-
382-3659
.CROCK POT, Removable pot, like new, $10,
(863)382-9022.
LE'E Mr I:I T 6 p2,,rI :,r : r 1.2'. '.jll 8636 -
214-1965
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER $ 100 OBO, Coffee
table, 2 end tables $25 ea OBO; Bookshelf
$100 OBO; moving all dark wood. Two 13in.
TV's $25 and'One 27in TV $50 Call 465-7638
FREE DIRECTV 4 Room system! NO credit
card required! All 250+ Channels! FREE 4
months with NFL Sunday Ticket! Include ALL
movie channels! FREE DVR!
1-800-574-2260
HAVEf 'L2i:f THI(JI l l ':.tILL
THAT I u ijifiEr. 'I1 .:
We will run it free!
Eithermiailto or dro p ,' on ii ,:i.r .:.nrii:
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! l
:LARGE section of one of a kind gift $10 and
under. NATURAL GEM STONE, VANTAGE
JEWELRY, WIND CHIMES. Barbaras At Rain-
,tree 4690 Us 27 South Sebring FI 33870
LAWN SPREADER -like newO-10.00
Gas Can-new-3.00
weight scale like new 101.00
.phone # 863-441-4418
LIGHTS 4 flush mount 9", mushroom,
$12.00 or best offer (863)382-9022.
MOUNTED BULL horns $25. Call 863-214-
1965 .
NIKKEN SINGLE mattress pad, $50.00. Nikken
magnetic, pillows $25.00. 18x30 Wicker Desk
SChjir $150 O0 Bijt.tbl, Spa Jili. Lu.ir/'Foot
h.ul',i-lr ," `'i11) .1 ill r 61-452-6021 '


7300 Miscellaneous
JEEP WRANGLER from power Wheels for kids
comes with charger, in very good condition.
$50. firm. Call 381-6447 or 385-3580
PARK BEACH very steady wood and cast iron
$20. 863-402-2285
STEEL BUILDINGS, MANUALS, CONCRETE
PLAN INC. 20x26, sell $3,139 35x40, sell
$5,688 50x70, will sell for only $10,585.
Can deliver, deposit holds!
Larry 1-800-499-6401
STOP FORECLOSURE guaranteed. This is not
bankruptcy. We do not buy houses. 1-800-
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7340 Wanted to Buy
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7380 Machinery & Tools
AIR COMPRESSOR- 4 hp Crafts-
man 100 ft of hose & attach-
ments. $235.00 (863)214-6697

Lawn & Garden
CRAFTSMAN TRAILER to pull with
tractor in yard. $72.50'
(863)214-6697

7520 Pets & Supplies

# PET SITTING 4
Dog walking, professional pet care
service with iha personal tbuch!'
NO KENNELS
863-1 81-6912
BEAUTIFUL CREAM :,colr r ue e.,e: .inrin ir, e
i. ,)j" d hrTn."i I ,.n,.jlt 1 mie :i.-ll ai 14*ii
Bo.r:I rr. rriei puppy, 1:C. Iiji, .1...:i iBr.i
Call 863-453-9584
FREE Leopard Cur male lyr old. ll 4-153.
0447
FREE Puppy, and mother puppy, is about
8 ; Inlj ,: aii m oIr er :; a I i -: '. .11l :- [.
rate. must come and se.,. 1-ii 18i. 1 :
GET 8 month protection from flea/tick i;ii,-.
tation. A,. i or ii- H ipp., Jack Novation pr..-
''h,.- 'band with patented release.. TSC
,,:,r. (863-784-4339) (www.e-stitch.com)
MINTURE DACHSHUND puppies 8 weeks old
r.: pjper: 214-4427


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Florida statute 585.195 states thlqt
all dogs arid, 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.
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7560 & Equipment
FREE GLUCOSE METER! DIABETICS.get your
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Recreation

8250 Hunting & Fishing
8250 Supplies

2 16 ft tree stands, never been
used. $125.00 each
(863)655-4000

HUNTING LEASE for sale. 6000.00 acres- Jas-
per, Fl. Large Florida deer. Paid $950:00 but
will take:$800.00. Call Troy for details at 863-
381-8734

300 Pools & Supplies
ABOVE GROUND vinyl swimming
pool 13x21x4 ft pump & bottom
cleaner $1500.00
(863)314-0653

8400 Recreational Vehicles
1998 DODGE Ram 1500 Hi-Top Conversion
van/camper. Queen bed,'TV/VCR, 110A.c, Re-
igrarji1,'r pona p]to l iie ,:arr poi er Ilp;.,
,ri., mir .: ,i 1 crijie lilT, luW pI] .I6K mile-,
[ijnr,, 414 :i1:103 ,8 401:1

9000

Transportation

9100 motorcycles & ATVs
SIiHuA ;'".0 Rebel ion mile.., greai con.
edition. $2000 O0.B.0 C,iil 86.3-441-422
CARTER ,3Gl-ART
'rirp PIwer prn low hour',
.To ;3.i roill c3, i,495 '3j:ri
l ,:,v ie 4 -r. :, 1 12 o r 3a8 5 .9 1 4 i

9200 Trucks
'1993 F' HcRlulcr cat, lOu wneel drive 4,
e.el' peed ret.uIl drive Irain 4' 900 Cj ll
8i-'-381. .
1994 DODGE Dakota Club Cab. Body in .good
condition. Runi Akiio t$500 Call 385-8202
2001 FORD F150 Lariai 67.000 mile,
.4 doors, loaded. Call 453.6822 or 443-1131
2006 White Chevy diyv one'ior, mint'condi-
tion. 20,000 miles, dil:.el 4'4. crew cab,
power everything, fully loaded. Asking
$37,000. Call 441-2244 or 441-1693
89' DODGE 'j3i':isi ruri, ric, *uCi to i ucjldi
preiIi | ;|I te j i, rr hne nI: $1000 00
863-655-5979 after 8pm
96 Chevy P.U. Full size Black w/ Burgundy
' ihterior:..New.tires transmission and v-6
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9250 Vans
1999 DODGE Conversion luxury Van. Leather
seats, AC, TV, VCR, Power seats/ windows
locks Anti-theft device. Runs great $10,000.
Call 441-4306
SAutomotive Parts
9350- & Accessories
(4) 15in radios tires mags for a chevy 5 bolt
pick up truck. Call 452-1037
4 GOOD Yeat Wagular RTS 31x 10.5 Or 15LT
5,000 mile Asking $90.00 each. Call 863-381-
4958

9400 Automotive Wanted
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special kids fund.Be special! help disabled
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$200.CALL (863) 817-7595
1989 JEEP Wrangler 4x4. Runs good, Factory
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863-452-1149 $3,500.
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new brakes, 5 speed manual, gas' saver
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441-3586
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PAUSE AND CONSIDER
Jan Merop ,


Pouring

out himself
The phenomenon of a
falling star happens so
quickly that in a blink, you
can miss it. If you're privi-
leged to experience its radi-
ant descent, you feel as
though a little bit of heav-
en's glory has fallen onto
earth onto ourself.
When my husband Ken
and I had the opportunity to
take a hot air balloon ride, I
discovered the opposite, was
true. As the basket ascended
into the heavens, I looked
down and saw the earth
receding. I felt as though I
could touch the clouds.'
Moments of grandeur
have come to me when hik-
ing into forests and up to
mountain istas; watching
the setting sun amidst col-
ors ever new or the rising
sun brightening a dark sky;
rainbows after a storm or
the path of the sun and
moon across a lake or
ocean: a new born or the
laughter of innocent chil-
dren.
Each time, beauty trick-
les into my soul as I
minutely experience a glory
beyond mN grasp.
All of these things and so
much more are Like God
overflowing his goodness.
his ver\ self on us. What
we see around us in nature.
kindnesses toward us and
promptings to touch another
life for good are finger-
prints of God's majesty
upon his creation. Perhaps
his glory is more on display)
than we realize
Even though creation has
been marred b\ Adam and
Eve's sin of disobedience
* and the resulting curse.
God's plan is redemption
and he has left us a glimpse
of w hat w ill be \when that is
complete the new hea\ -
Sen and earth described in
Revelation 21 and other
passages in the Bible.
When I ha\e discovered
pristine beauty in the
Rockies. I haven't wanted
to leave. I'm completelN
refreshed. It's as though I
belong there. And Net it's
only a glimpse of what will
be ours in the fulfillment of
God's redemption plan.
It's a reminder that God
made us in his image When
an individual comes to
Jesus Chnst in belie ing
faith. God's Spirit takes up
residence in his heart. That
life is especially marked to
mirror God's image: to glo-
rif\ him And. although like
the rest of creation, sin hias
blemished the reflection:
still. b\ his grace w\e par-
take of the di% ine nature
and spill out onto others the
beauty of God's character
And w hat is that charac-
ter" It can partly be
summed up in the fruit of
the Spint that manifests
itself %when we are Mielded
to him.
"But the fruit of the
Spirit is love, joy. peace.
patience, kindness, good-
ness, faithfulness, gentle-
ness and self-control." from
Galanons 5: "-" NI. '
Through his creauon.
God pours himself out to us
and through us. Are we
Making our in isible God
Visible to those around us"
Selah.


SECTION C + SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2006


Lambright



Castle: A



labor of love

By PATRICIA C. POND
Sw'th Sun ..r* l,1'' J t ,
AVON PARK
ike many couples, Charles and
Shirley Lambright spent the early
years of their marriage talking
and planning for the day when
they could build their ultimate
dream house.
They clipped house plans and
pictures from various publications and stuck them in a
drawer, then went about the business of working and
raising their four sons. Wayne. Ronnie. Mike and
Dan.
"I always wanted a Mediterranean-style 'illa,"
Charles remembers. "Actually. I wanted my own cas-
ile." : '
Unlike many couples, however, they decided that
\hen the time came. they \would design and build it
themselves.
Charles had been a building contractor for several
years in their hometown n of Daytona Beach. A series
of illnesses caused him to switch careers, and he
became a real estate appraiser.
\ which he still practices pan-
time as a consultant.
"In 197-4. I came here to
reappraise properties in A
Highlands County and found
this fi\e-acre tract on Lake
Denton. I was then offered the
job of property appraiser supervisor with the county,.
so we bought the property." Charles said. "-We decid-
ed to do the house and began building in 1976."
Charles remembered the newspaper article with his
favorite house plan and retrieved it from the drawer of
clippings. The two-bedroom plan "as stretched into
four bedrooms, the doorways became arches and
countless other details were changed or added.
"There was 'erN little similar to the original design
w hen I got through w\ ith m m own plans," he said.
The Lambrights' oldest son, Wayne, was living in
Panama City by then, but when he saw the lakefront
property, he wanted to move back. He told his par-
ents. ..if \ou will feed me and give me a place to
sleep. I'll help >ou build it." according to Charles. It
was a deal.
All of the other sons pitched in and helped, too, as
they were still living at home.
"We built all of the I\ ing area and the garage while
Wa ne was here," Lambnght said. "'When we moed
in 15 months later, the interior was finished."
At that point, the outside %\as a wood frame house
covered with black insulation board. It took another
three years %working afternoons, evenings and week-
ends for Charles to complete the extenor brickwork.
"I laid all the bricks myself." he said proudly.
"There are more than 60,000 bricks in this house."
The loggias roofed open galleries overlooking
the lake were added after the main house was com-
pleted.
While the basic style is a villa. the Lambright
house has some of the features of a traditional castle.
A two-storn turret rounds the comer at the north end
of the house. A crenelated roof mimics the battlements
of mnedie\ al times. But instead of hiding castle guards
with bow\s and arrows. it serves as a perch for five
friendly% pelicans that gaze out across the property.
"'Charles made all of the pelican statues himself,"
Shirley pointed out.
The rear facade is designed to open the house to
ieles of the lake. The ground level loggia has two
huge arches which frame picture \w windows. The upper
loggia has si\ arches graced by white ornamental
balustrades.
On the south end of the house, a lushly landscaped
patio has been di' ided into smalL garden areas.
Winding ewalktka.s lead to waterfalls placed against


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.


Charles and Shirley Lambrighl stand in front of their Mediterranean villa as it faces Lake Denton. This facade fea-
lures a crenelated notchedi roof. guarded b. statues of pelicans that Lambright sculpted himself.


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Ph.:.,- h, PATRICIA POND'Ne,. Sur,
Shirley and Charles Lambright look out over Lake Denton from (he brick and stonework deck Ihey built out to the
waterfront.


ceramic scenes created b\ Lambright. At e'ery turn.
there are hidden corners with lonely sculptures. shell
mosaics, or garden seats initing relaxation.
Inside, the living room has a %aulted ceiling two
stories high. The focal point is a natural stone fire-
place that soars 12 feet to the rafters.
'"We built the fireplace together." ShirleN said. "I
handed up every stone to Charles while e he worked
from a ladder."


Jaiin Mrop of Sebringis a
contributing writer of the
News-Sun. Her book 'Pause
and Consider' is available at
the N1 es-Sui or go to her
Web site at www.wind
chimee\pressions.com.




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Close-up of one of si\ fountains throughout the Lambright patios. This is a scene depicting Rainbow Falls on the Big The Lambrights stand in front of their fireplace inside
Island of Hamaii. Charles Lambright designed, fired and installed the ceramic backdrop himself. their home.








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understand about emergency
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Some evacuation issues are
still being worked out, such as
finding places for those who
want to bring their pets with
them, or at least leave them in a
special safe place. Animal res-
cue workers put in long weeks
of work locating, rescuing, and
caring for animals of all sorts
who were left behind in the mad
rush. to evacuate: Hurricanes
aren't the only reason for emer-
gency evacuation the dry
season fires and the unusual
deluges of rain have all required
quick responses by emergency
management and residents up
and down the eastern coast.
The much-repeated adage
"Those who don't learn .from,
history are doomed to repeat it"
assumes that we know history.
Let your Heartland Library
Cooperative libraries get you.up,
to speed with ,"Hurricane


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buckets of rain had accompa-
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need to know when and where
to evacuate, how to protect our
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-' borrow it and help
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,link avoid unnecessary
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Typing in "hurri-
cane," "disaster" or "emergency
management" as a subject
search, will bring up dozens of
titles, including "After: How
America Confronted the
September 12 Era" and "In the
Eye of Hurricane Andrew."
These history books will inform
and energize you to take the
steps you need to for.your own
protection. Knowing that, emer-'
gencies or not, we have to eat,
take home. "The Storm
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Extraordinary Meals Without
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Many of us hold down jobs,
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business o owners and managers
don't hale clear-cut instruc-
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'Grease' tickets go on sale Monday


SEBRING The Highlands Little Theatre
box office opens at 10()a.m. londa. to purchase
tickets to "Grease."
The 1950s rock 'n' roll musical with its gum
chewing,. hubcap stealing, hot rod loving boys
and their wise-cracking girls in bobby sox and'
pedal pushers will come to life at Highlands
Little Theatre on Aug. 11. A mantnee performance
has been added to the show at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 19, due to popular demand.
Box office hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.i.


Monday through Saturday and from 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday. Tickets also are available online at
ww:w.highlaindslirteIheatra.or. ,
Grease is co-sponsored by' Alan Jay
Automotive Network and Highlands. Regional
Medical Center.
The show is lead by veteran director Tanumie
Pollard with a stellar cast and cre%% in place.
There is adult content in this production. For
more information contact the box office at 382-.
2525.


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B. Don't be caught unprepared-
check out "Blindsided: A
Manager's Guide to
Catastrophic Incidents in the.
Workplace."
This summer enjoy the surf
and the sun, but keep your lines
of communication open. Read
the paper, listen to the news-


remember 2004's Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, keep
in mind 2005's Dennis, Katrina,
Rita and Wilma. Discuss your
plans with your family ... where
you plan to go, and be sure to
have that Plan B.

Carolyn Hesselink is the admin-


istrative secretary of the
Highlands County Library
System. Library cards are
always free. For information,
call 452-3803 in Avon Park,
402-6716 in Sebring, or 699-
3705 in Lake Placid; or visit the
Internet Web site at,
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Terrarium make magical environments


Terrariums are wonderful,
magical environments.
Decorative, attractive, and easy
to care for, just plant and forget.
Because terrarium recycle their
moisture, they need very little
attention. A closed terrarium
can often go a month or more
between watering. They actual-
ly thrive on neglect. Now even
people who tend to neglect
plants can develop a "green
thumb."
Any clear container can be
made into a terrarium. The
main requirement is that it be
watertight. Choose something
that is large enough to accom-
modate the plants, and has a
cover, lid, or door .to keep the
moisture from escaping. Jars,
bottles, and aquariums are
some of the more common con-
tainers used. More elaborate
designs made from acrylic plas-
tic, leaded and stained glass and
glass block, can add an elegant
touch to your home decor.
Whatever the container, humble


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GROWING SEASON


Highlands County Mai
Gardeners


pickle jar, or a contemi
glass sculpture, you can
an easy to care for tou


nature into your home:.
Many plants do well in ter-
rariums and it is best to choose
the ones that will fit the size of
the container. Slower growing
plants require less trimming,
and are less likely to take over.
If you are willing to pay more
4 attention to them, you can
experiment with more aggres-
sive plants. They require more
frequent trimming, but will
allow you to have more variety
in your terrarium.

Planting instructions:
Place a 1/2-inch layer of
small gravel in bottom.
Sprinkle some activated
charcoal on top. (Optional)
Fill to proper height with a
good draining potting soil. If
*ter soil "clumps" when squeezed,
add some Perlite, or Vermiculite
to lighten it up. These can usu-
ally be found in garden shops.
porary Install plants. The number
bring will depend on the size of the
ich of plants, and the container. Don't


over plant. Leave room to grow.
Push the soil aside, place a plant
in the depression, and firm the
soil around it.
Repeat for each plant.
Water lightly. (3 or 4 ounces)

Care:
Periodically the glass will
need to be cleaned with a damp
cloth to remove dust particles.
Neglect it. Water lightly only
after it gets dry once every few
weeks, depending on condi-
tions. Never overwater. Place in
a bright area, but not in direct
sunlight. You should have
enough light to read by. When
plant gets as big as you want,
pinch off the newest growth to
encourage bushier growth.
Then enjoy its beauty.


Anna R. Coley is a Master
gardener affiliated with the
University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural
Sciences.


Coutures attend Professional

Picture Framers Association

SEBRING Dick and Allora Couture, owners of
Couture's Gallery & Frame Shop attended the Professional
Picture Framers Association summer seminar recently to
take advantage of continuing education.
The hands on classes covered the production of gold leaf
glass mats and etched glass for special effects in custom
framing. The art of glass mats and etching picture framing
glass has been used from the mid 1800s on high quality
custom framing.
The skills learned at the seminar will allow Coutures to
offer this technique to customers who may wish to repli-
cate the antique framing look for their Valuable art.
The Coutures also attended class in the application of
compo corners, gold leaf application and gilding of custom
frame mouldings to allow them to change the patina of the
finish when needed to compliment the art.
Coutures offers standard framing as well as specializing
in conservation framing for valuable and irreplaceable art
and photos for the discriminating customer.
The high standards and continuing education of the lat-
est framing techniques has been a factor in Coutures being
recognized as a top 100 shop nationally for three years in
a row. : '
Couture's Gallery and Frame Shop is at 2045 U.S. 27
North, just south of The Home Depot and across from the
new Lowe's. Call the gallery for more information at 386-
0029.


PLACES to


WORSHIP


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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD'

* Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New Life
Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching
His Doctrine; and Awaiting His
Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit
and in Truth." Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor
Eugene Haas Phone 471-0924:.
* First Assembly of God, 114
South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL'
33825. Phone: 453-4453. Sunday
School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship:
10:45-a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday
Children's 'Church: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Adull Bible Study and'
Youth Royal Explorers, 7 p.m.
Pastor: John E Dumas
* First Assembly of God, 4409
Kenilworth Blvd. The Rev Wiimont
McCrary. pastor. Sunday School, 10
a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS
Church, 11 a.m.. Evening Worship,
7 p.m. Wednesday Family Nighi,
kAdult BiDle Study), LIFE Youthr
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. Children's worship service, 11
a.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. Spanish worship service, 7
p.m. Friday. Choir practice at 4:45
p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-
6556. Pastor Ken Geren, Interim
Pastor. .
S Bethany Baptist Church,
(GARBC), Christ-centered, biblical-
ly 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. Team45 teen 'group
(with Pastor Ben Kurz) and Adult
Prayer and Praise time meet at 7
p.m. Wednesday. Nursery care is
provided for all services. For more
information, phone 452-1136.
* Cornerstone Baptist Church -
We're new in town and can't wait to
meet you. No matter where you
come from, no matter who you are,
there is a place for you at
Cornerstone. You'll enjoy a blend of
traditional and, praise and worship
music, friendly people, and relevant-
messages: from God's Word.
Currently meeting in the conference
room of the new Holiday Inn
Express, 4400 U.S. 27 North,
Sebring, across from Tanglewood
Resort. Service times are 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Nursery
and childcare provided for morning
service.- For information, call 314-
0932. Pastor Randy Gaines.
* Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.
Deaf interpretation available. Ken
Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St.,, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45


a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Evening Service, 7,
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Michael Roberts,
Pastor. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax:
453-6986. E-mail: fellowsh@stra-
to.net.
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal, 9 a.m.
Library open, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School, 10 a.m. Spanish Bible
Study (chapel), 10:30 a.m. Library
open, 11-a.m. Morning Worship, 11
a.m. Spanish Worship Service, 5
p.m. ESL, .5:45 p.m. Youth choir,
5:45 p.m. Discipleship Training,
6:30 p.m. Spanish Worship Service
(chapel), 7 p.m. Evening; Worship
Service. ESL Tuesday schedule: 9-
10 a.m. computer class; 10 a.m. to
noon conversational English; 7-9
p.m. computer class and conversa-
tional English. Regular Wednesday
schedule: 3:15-5:30 p.m. youth,
isevenihn through eighth ,aftqeri
school pro.gram. p n-i. Family IJigh -
Supper, 6 p m ChildrEn's. choir
rehearsals, 6:15 p.m. youth activi-
ties, 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting and
adult choir rehearsal, 7 p.m. Bible
studies and mission groups, 9 p.m.
College Bible Study iFLCi. Nursery
open for all services. Telephone
453-6681,. Dr. Vernon Harkey, pas-
tor.
First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine,' 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way' between Sebring and Lake'
Placid; Your place for family, friends
and faith. Sunday morning worship
service is'l 1 a m. Nursery is provid-
ed for both services with Children's-
Church ai 11 a.m. Life changing
Bible Study for all ages starts at
9:45 a.m. Associale 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 wln youth
worship in Ihe your facility, and
missions training for all children.
Call the church at 655-1524.1
* First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at,'9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship servic-
es are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the 11
a.m. worship service. Wednesday -
evening, a youth group meets at 7
p.m. and is for grades seventh,
through 12th. Also at 7 p.m., is a
prayer service followed by adult
choir rehearsal at 8 p.m First Lorida
is the" "Place to discover God's
love." Marcus Marshall. senior pas-
tor. Randy Chastain, associate pas-
tor. Mike Ford, bus captain. Bus
rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.
worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For more infor-
mation about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr.
James Henry, pastor; Rev: David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Bill Cole,'
associate pastor education; Scott
Sjoblom,. student ministry director.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for chil-
dren, youth and adults. from 5:30,-
7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's
Day Out for children age 6 weeks to
5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director.
Call 385-4704.
Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
401 South Florida Ave., Avon Park.
Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: 9:45
a.m.. Sunday School for all ages; 11
a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. chil-
dren's and junior church; 4:30 p.m.
choir practice; 6 p.m. evening wor-
ship service. Wednesday prayer
and Bible study is 7 p.m. for chil-


dren, youth and adults. Pastor: Rev.
John D. Girdley. Office nours are 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Friod.y. Phone is 453-5339; lax is
453-5556. e-mail is
rheatenu?-,- 'earhlink ner, and Web.
s.ie is i titt-.ourchurcli corn iren-i.
ter i iheaLenue
* Independent Baptist Church.
5704 County Road 17 South,,
Sebrng. 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, sicul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry .Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue- on Arbuckie
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; "vMorning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service 6 p rn Mid-week
service. Wednesday 6 p n. Daily
Prav'-.r ahd Bibli Srudy, 8 a m..
- Hamman Hall. Paslor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor
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 faiin 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 pm.
.Pastor Rev James R. Slevens 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-ol-Ine-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. Affilialed with the
National Association of Free Will
Baptists, Nashville, Tern., .
* 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.
W. 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. Pastor
Tom Kesinger. Independent, funda--
mental, 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 Wednresday Prayer, 6 p.m.;
Bible Slued, 6 30 p.m. Youth
Worship. 6:30 p.m. and Team Kids
6.310 p.m Nursery provided Sunday
and Wednesday For information,
call 382-3695. -


CATHOLIC

E Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church. 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Faiher Gerald P.
Grogiri. pastor. Salurda/ Vig l kMas'.
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.
Confessiorns are at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday. Religious Education
Classes are .8:50-10 a.m.
September through May lcr grades
prekindergartern hrougnh 12h. Youth
Nigits lor ftrrh grade and older are
irom 6.30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring 'mailing
address. Parishr OHce, 882 Bay Sr.
Sebring FL 3387ui, 385-0049 Trhe
Rev. Jose : Gonzalez, pastor.
M'vasses Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m.
Sunday- 8 a.m and 10-30 a m. and
noon Spanish Mass. Confessions
4-4 45 p.m Saturday and 7 15-7.45
a.m on first Friday, or on request.
Daily Mass, 8 a.m Monday through
Friday. Faiin Formation Classes for
grades kindergarten through fiftn, 9-
10:15 a.m. Sunday in The parish nail
(Rebecca Propst. coordinator of
Fairn Formation for grades kinder-
ganren trough eighth. 385-7844.1
The Edge Program for grades sixir,
Through eighin is from 645-8.15
p.m Wednesday inr, he Youth
Center iRebecca Propsli. Life Teen
tor high school students trom 6.30-
8:30 p.m. Sunday in' me Youih
Center. (William Sr. and Sandy
Manini. youth ministers, 382-22221
Adull Faith Formation and people
wailing 10 be Catholic in the Youih
Center Irom 7-9 p.m. Thursday
iWilliam Manini Sr., program direc-
tor, 385-0049). Choir rehearsal irom
7-9 p.m. Wednesday in church.
Roben Gillmore. director of music
N St. James Catholic Church.
3380 Placidview Drive Lake Placid.
465-3215. Father Vincent Llana.
Pastor Mass schedule: Summer
(May 1 to Oct. 31i Saturday Vigil,.4
p m.. Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a m.;
Weekdays 9 a m. Winter (Nov 1 lo
April 30) Saturday. 4 p m.:
Sunday. 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8
a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first
Saturday at 9 a.m .


CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church, 101
Peace Ave.,'Lake Placid, FL 33852,
(two miles east of U.S. .27 on
County Road 621), 465-7065. S.C.
,Couch, pastor; 'cell phone 464-
2845. Steve Bishop, associate pas-
tor, cell 446-2234. Sunday: Bible
classes, 9 a.m.; fellowship, 9:45
a.m. with refreshments; and
Worship Celebration with the Lord's
Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Janet Couch, sec-
retary; Thelma Hall, organist; and
Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building for all generations." "Jesus
Christ, the way, truth and life. Alive
and worth the drive."
* First Christian Church, 1016 W.
Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825
(across from McDonald's). 'Bill
Raymond, minister. Sunday sched-
ule: 9 a.m. Bible School; 10 a.m.
Worship. Wednesday scheduler 6
p.m., choir practice; 6:45 p.m.,
youth groups for all ages; 7 p.m.
Adult Stody. Nursery is always pro-
vided. For details, call the church
office at 453-5334.,
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Ave., (corner of


Poinsettia .and Eucalyptus).
Sebririg.' FL 33870. Phone- 385-
0352. The Rev. Ronald Norton, pas-
tor.'Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.
U, Heartland Christian Church at
the Ligriinou.se 2705 All 27 South,.
Sebring, FL 33870 -(behind Publix),
314-9693. Ted Moore, minis ier.
Sundayeschedule: Sunday school. 9
a.m., praise and worship service, 10
a.m.. anrd children's church, 1.0 a.m.
Tuesday: Choir practice 4:45 p.m.
and,-adult Bible study, 6 p.m.'
Wednesday family Bible 'study, 6
p.m. Our cruiurch exists to evangel-
ize fhie lost., edity Ine saved, rrniinsler
to those in need and be a con-
science in the community.
* Iglesia Cristiana de
Restauracion 1825 Hammock-
Road, Senring, 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 Adoracionr y- .redicacin :
' Manes 7, p mrr. Conociendo: las
Escriluaras Jueves 7p.m Clan-ora
Dios-Oracion. Estan todos.
Bienvendios. Si no liene una Iglesia
done ir, haga esta su Iglesia. En
esla Iglesia Nunca seras un esira-
rno. .

* Sebring Christian Church. 4514
Hammock Road. Sebring FL
33872 Tod Scnwingel. Preacher:
Sam Wrick-Velez, Youth Minister:
Cora Sciwingel. Children's Director
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a m Sunday,
School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship. 6 p.m.. Wednesday nignh
meals. 5 p m and Wednesday
Bible Sludy. 6 p.m. Phone 382-
6676,. '. .


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

* The Alliance Church of Sebring.
4451 Spana Road Sebring. FL
33875 "A Iriendly family. Bible
church wlh a heart for missions"
Services Sunday school. 9:30 a m.
Sunday worship service, 10-30
a m., Sunday evening service. 6
p.m.; and Wednesday prayer meet-
ing, 6,p.m. Ministry team consists of
the Rev, ChuckF.orster, Paul Haney,,
Joshua Ngunla and,the Rev. Jerry
McCauley. A welcome awaits you.
Call 382-1343.


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship/ and Sunday
School. Testimonial meetings at 4
p.m. each second and fourth
Wednesday. A-free public Reading
Room, located at the church, is
open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday. The Bible
and the Christian Science textbook,
"Science and Health with Key to the,
Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy are
our only preachers. All are welcome
to come and partake of the comfort,
guidance, support and healing
found in the lesson-sermohs.


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: Temple Choir, '7:30
p.m. Interim pastor is Dr. John
Bunch. Phone 385-1597.

* Lorida Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-1466.
Sunday School classes for children,
youth and adults at 9:30 a.m.
Christian worship at 10:30 a.m.
Varied programs at 7 p.m. Pastor,
Rev. John Tubbs.


CHURCH OF CHRIST

* Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. Forest Ave.,.Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.,
Sunday Worship Services, 10 30
a m. and 6 p.m Nursery facilities
are available al 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.
Sebrng, FL 338-0. 385-7443 We
would Iike I0 eMend an invilation !or
you and your family to visil with us
here at Sebring Parkway Our hours
of service are Sunday Bible Class,
9a.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, Seoring, FL
33875. Sunday. Homecoming serv-
ice. 9 a.m.: Sunday school, 9:45
a.m.: prayer, 9:45 a m.: Encounter
worship service, 10:45 a.m. and it is
bilingual; nursery at 10.45 a.m.: kids
church. 9 and 10:45 a.m. and
evening worship, 6-30 p m.
Tuesday: Pastor's prayer partners.
6 a m. Intercessory prayer, noon;
and Bread of Life Food Pantry. 4-6
p m Wednesday: Fellowship meals,
5:30 pm ,r Awana Kid's Bible Club.
6.30-8 p.m : School of ministry,
6:30-8 p m.. and worship team
rehearsals, 8 p.m Thursday: Youth
nighticate and game room. 6 p.m.
and worship, 7 p m. Phone: 385-.
8772.


CHURCH OF NAZARENE

* First Church of the Nazarene of
Avon Park, PO. Box 1118, Avon
Park. FL 33826-1118. Sunday-
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.
lor all ages; morning worship at
10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service is
al 7 p mn with special services for.
children and adults. Special servic-
es once a month for seniors (Prime
Tirnel and Ladies ministries. If you'
need any more information, call
Pastor John Sluyter at 453-4851.
* First Church of the Nazarene of
.Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday: Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning.
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
o m. Wednesday evening service at
7 p m with special services for chil-
dren, youth and adults. Special
services once .a month for seniors
(Prime Timers), and -young adults
and families. Call for details at 385-
0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.


CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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







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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. Service
time: Traditional Rite II, 10 a.m.
Service with music. Coffee hour fol-
lows the service. Babsitting avail- .
able. Newcomers welcome. Rector,
the Rev. Joyce Holmes. Call 453-
5664 or e-mail
redeemer1895@aol.com Web site:
redeemeravon.com (.org or .net).

* 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:
Holy Communion with Healing
Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care avail-
able at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Sunday service.


GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, Sebring. Sunday
School (all ages), 9:30-10:30 a.m.;
Coffee, doughnuts and fellowship
under the tent, 10:30-10:45 a.m.;
worship service, 10:45 a.m. to noon;
and Sunday evening Bible study, 6-
7 p.m. Wednesday evening activi-
ties 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 information. Dr. Randall
Smith, senior pastor; and the Rev.
Vince Lohnes, associate pastor.
Phone 835-0869.


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* Spirit of Life Ministries
International, an interdenomina-
tional full-gospel ministry, 4011 U.S.
27 South, Sebring, across from the
Sebring Diner and behind Sonshine
Medical and Surgical Supplies.
Pastors, Jim and Helen Todd.
Phone: 214-6133. Sunday service,
10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at
7 p.m. Visit our Web site: www.spir
itoflifeint.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 7 p.m. The
pastor is Scott McLean.
* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Dr.
The Rev. Eugene R. Fernsler,
Pastor; 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 noon 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; Lea Ann Curry,
Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8
a.m. Sunday; Sunday School for
children and adult Bible classes is
9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship serv-
ice, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth group
meets at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Communion is served the first and.
third Sunday of the month. Sunday
worship service is broadcast on
WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each
Sunday. Educational opportunities.
include weekly adult Bible studies.
Special worship services are on
Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve;
New Year's Eve -and Easter.
Midweek services are during Advent
and Lent. Faith's Closet Resale
Shop is open to the community from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All are warmly welcome in the fami-
ly 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. Holy Eucharist, 9:30
a.m. Sunday .(May through
September). 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
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, director.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring. Sunday:
First Worship Service and Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10:45
a.m.; A nursery is provided for chil-
dren up to 2 years old. Junior and
Senior Night Youth, 5:30 p.m.; and
Evening Service, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30
p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson, Pastor;
Todd Patterson,'-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
Ipc., See from Sebring Parkway.
Enter off County Road 17 on
Simpson Avenue. Member of
Christian International Apostolic
Network (CIAN). Sunday service at
10 a.m. Linda M. Downing, minister:
Phone, 314-9195,
lindadowning@hotmail.com. Casey
L. Downing, associate minister:
Phone, 385-8171,
.caseydowning@hotma il.com. Web
site is www.christiantraining.us.
* Divine Destiny International
Church & Bible Institute, a new full
gospel church plant at 126 E.
Center Ave. (off the Circle in down-
town Sebring). Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible
Institute is through 6 p.m. It is a two-
year accredited course. Pastor
Steven Brown. Call (863) 458-2413.
Acts 1:8 And you shall receive
power after the Holy Spirit has come
upon you.
* Highlands Community Church
meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at. the
Hill-Gustat Middle School in Sebring
for casual and contemporary wor-
ship. Kid's Zone and nursery are
provided each Sunday. Youth and
adult small groups meet throughout
the week. Bruce Linhart is pastor.
Phone 402-1684 or e-mail
www.highlandscommunity.com.
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros
y sanidad, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m.
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi-
ence the power of the word of Jesus
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir-
acle and healing. It is bilingual.
Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893.
* Unity of Sebring Family
Worship Centre at the Centre for
Positive Living, member of the
Association of Unity Churches, 204
S. Orange St., Sebring, FL 33870
(between Highlands County
Courthouse and Sebring Middle
School). Sunday Celebration
Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care
available. Adult Discussion Group, 9
a.m. Sunday. Weekly classes,
Christian Bookstore, Prayer Ministry
and Spiritual Counseling also avail-
able. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior


minister. For information, call 471-
1122.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
worship, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday -
Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30
p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and
Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each
month. Youth ministry is ,fourth
Sunday. Women's 'Ministry is fifth
Sunday. "Where there is no vision
my people perish."


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship. 10:30
a.m. Sunday School, 9:.15 a.m.;
Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:
covpres@strato.net, Web site:
www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, Pastor; Rev. Brent
Bergman, pastor of-youth and fami-
lies. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Monday through Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
A.R.P., 215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pas-
tor. Fellowship time, 9 a.m.; Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Bible Study,
9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45
a.m.; Children's Church, 10:45 a.m.;
and Women's Bible 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
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; and
choir practice, 6:30 'p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP,
319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. 385-0107. Sunday School,
all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship
Service, 11 a.m.; Monday: Junior"
High Youth Group (grades fifth
through seventh), 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday: Senior High Youth Group
(teens), 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday:
Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; "KFC"
Kids for Christ Youth Group (grades
first through fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Rev. Darrell A,
Peer, pastor. Tracey A. Bressette,
director of Christian education.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP
117 North Oak Street, Lake Placid,
465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@earth-
link.net. The Rev. Ray Cameron,
senior pastor; the Rev. Drew
Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship, 8:30 and
11 a.m.; Contemporary. service,
10:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45
a.m.; Youth Groups, 5 p.m. Nursery
provided at all services. Tuesday:
Explorers (third through fifth grade)
2:45 p.m. Wednesday: Small Group
Bible Studies, 7 p.m.; Youth Group,
6:45 p.m.; Rock Solid, 6:45 p.m.;
Elevate, 9 p.m. Thursday:
Sonbeams (kindergarten through
second grade).
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through


April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev., Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard Wedig.
Choir. Director: Suzan Wedig.
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,
slpc@tnni.net, Web site,
http://slpc.presbychurch. org.


SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

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


THE CHURCH OF LATTER
DAY SAINTS

* The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix
Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Phone:
382-9092.. Dale Bargar, bishop;
Alfred Schreiber, first counselor; and.
Scott Gadsden, second counselor.
Family History Center: 382-1822.
Sunday services: Sacrament meet-
ing, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine,
11:20 a.m. to noon; and
Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1
p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20
p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old
Scouts, 7-8:20 p.m. first and third
Wednesday; and activity days for 8-
11 year old girls from 7-8:20 p.m.
'second and fourth Wednesday.


THE SALVATION ARMY

* The Salvation Army Center
for Worship. Sunday: Sunday
School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meet-
ing, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting
and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Prayer,
6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries,
7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth
Ministries, 5 p.m. Every fourth
Thursday is Men's Fellowship, 6:30
p.m. All meetings are at 120 N.
Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more
information, visit the Web site
www.salvationarmysebring.com or
call Captain Mary Holmes at 385-
7548, ext. 110.


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 wel.
come.
* 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. The Rev.
Douglas S. Pareti, senior pastor.
Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assis-
tant. Sunday schedule: Heritage
worship service at 8:30 a.m.,
Sunday school for all ages at 9:30
a.m.; Celebration worship service at
10:45 a.m.; Youth fellowship for
sixth through 12th graders at 5-7
p.m. Nursery care provided every
Sunday morning. We offer Christ.
centered Sunday school classes,
youth programs, Bible studies, book
studies and Christian fellowship. For
more details, call the church oLffice at
465-2422 or go to the Web site at
www.memorialuinc.com.

* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand. Prix Drive.
Sebring, FL 33872; Sebring Country
Estates. The Rev. Ronald
DeGenaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday
School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 8 a.m. (November-Aprii)
and 10:30 a.m. (all year). Hispanic
worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Sunday school classes are for all
ages, both English and Hispanic.
Phone 382-1736,

* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, -8170 Cozumel Lane,
Sebring. The Rev. Dale Schanely,
Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship,
9:55 a.m., adults and children;
Fellowship hour, 11 a.m. after wor-
ship service; 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 servic-
es are at 7:45 a.m. at the Historic
Church, 101 Jim Rodgers Ave.; 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Millennium
Church, 106 North Butler Ave.
Sunday school: 9 a.m. Bible study: 5
p.m. Wednesday worship service: 6
p.m.


VINEYARD

* Heartland Vineyard, 2523 U.S
27 South, (just past the Wild Turkey
Tavern) Avon Park Contemporaly
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
available. Pastor, Gerry Woltman.
Telephone: 453-9800. Casual, con-
temporary and Christ-centered.


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CASTLE
Continued from IC
Some of the home's w alls
are graced bN large murals
painted by Charles. Other
walls display framed paintings
and drawings that the couple
has collected over the sears.
including many b\ Charles. He
is especially fond of two paint-
ed by his mother.
"M3\ mother %was an amateur
artist and she wanted to teach
me ho\w to paint,. but I was
always too busy. After she
died. I regretted ne.er learning
with her," Charles said.
When he retired seen \'ears
ago. Charles began taking
classes at South Florida
Community College, studying
acry lic painting, figure draw-
inm and ceramics. He credits
SFCC artist and professor
Cath3 Futral w\ith inspiring
him to tr\ different media.
From Futral. he learned sculp-
ture and has created several
unique statues. including one
of his granddaughter.
While the house is unusual,
it is neither an art gallery nor a
medical showplace. The
Lambrights have kept the fur-
nishings comfortable and the
atmosphere home\. It is a kid-
fnendly home. a magical place
for their 11 grandchildren to
Sisit and explore.
Charles and Shirles
Lambnght have been married
for 52 sears, and many ears
ha.e been devoted to working
in and around their "castle "
The\ have found time to travel
to Europe several times and
\were pleased to discover that
man\ of the features in their
home were present in the old
houses they sa\% on the conti-
nent. The\ also took a cruise
to Haw ail to celebrate their
50th lnim\ers:tr\, and %%ere
invited to renew their %ow\ s on
board ship in an authentic
Hawajian weddinge cerenion\
But the\ are always happy
to return to their dream house
on Lake Denton, w which
Charles calls "the best place in
the world to live."
And the projects continue.
According to Shirley. "It's
taken 29 %,ears and it's still
. going. It s a work in progress.


A turret rounds the corner on the north end of the Lambright house.
It is one of the castle features that are built into the house.


Charles Lambright points to one of the ceramic fountains he
designed and built himself in thiepfio..ofJi.hliome-inAion jPack. -







News-Sun, Sunday, July 23, 2006 It;




Florida bay scallops stir up taste buds


If -you've never tried Florida
bay scallops, now is the time.
If you have a boat and like to
snorkel you may even want to
try to harvest your own bay
scallops. Open harvest season
for bay scallops along Florida's
Gulf Coast begins July 1 and
runs through Sept. 10. State
waters in the Gulf of Mexico
open to scallop harvest extend
from the Pasco-Hernando
County line (near Aripeka -
latitude 28 'degrees, 26.016
minutes North) to the west bank
of the Mexico Beach Canal in
Bay County (longitude 85
degrees, 25.84 minutes West). It
is illegal to possess bay scallops
on water outside open harvest
areas. It is .also illegal to land
scallops outside open harvest
areas. For example, it would be
legal 'to take scallops from
waters off the Hernando County
coast, but it would be illegal to
dock your boat in Pasco County
with the scallop catch onboard.
Recreational harvesters are
limited to two gallons of whole
bay scallops in the shell, or one
pint of bay scallop meat, per
day during the open season. In
addition, recreational scallopers
may possess no more than .10
gallons of whole bay scallops in
the shell, or 1/2 gallon of bay
scallop meat, aboard any vessel
at any time. Bay scallops may
be harvested only by hand or
with a landing or dip net. They
may not be harvested for com-
mercial purposes.


If you'd rather purchase bay
scallops from your local retail-,
er, here are some tips. Choose
scallop meat that has a creamy
color, firm texture and a mild,
sweet odor. There should be
very little liquid in the package.
When you are grocery shop-
ping, purchase seafood last and
keep it cold. Ask your seafood
specialist to pack your seafood
on ice for the trip home.
Remove from ice prior to
refrigerating.
When cooking scallops,
choose light recipes with little
or no added fat so the full flavor
of the sweet, light scallop meat
will not be masked. Scallops are
cooked when the center is
opaque and white; test by cut-
ting in half. Overcooking will
cause toughness and valuable
weight loss. Depending on their
size; scallops will cook in 3 to 4
minutes, by any method.
Keep raw and cooked
seafood separate to prevent bac-
terial cross-contamination.
After handling raw seafood,
thoroughly wash knives, cutting
surfaces, .sponges and your
hands with hot soapy water.
The following recipes were
obtained from the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services seafood
Web site i u.ti-l seatbod.com.

Broiled Scallops

1. 1/2 pounds Florida scal-


lops
1/4 cup butter,-
melted
3 tablespoons
Florida lime juice
1 teaspoon garlic,
'minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white
pepper
1/8 teaspoon
paprika
2 tablespoons
Florida parsley,.
chopped


NEWS F
THE
WATER!
Jennifer


Rinse scallops
with cold water to
remove any remaining shell
particles. Place scallops on :a
lightly oiled broiler pan.
Combine butter, lime juice, gar-
lic, salt, pepper .and paprika.
Brush scallops with seasoned
butter. Broil about 3 inches
from the source of heat for 3 to
4 minutes. Sprinkle with pars-
ley.
Yield: 6 servings

Scallops with Pasta

1 10-oz package Linguine or
angel hair pasta
1 pounds Florida scallops,
1 small onion, minced
I ie d bell pepper, cut in strips
.2 tblespooni. burner
1/2 cup chopped parsley
3 tablespoons capers
1/4 cup white wine
3 lemons


Salt and pepper to
taste
Prepare pasta as
directed. Cook scal-
lops in a small
amount of water for 5
minutes. Drain and
dry. Cook onion and
OM bell pepper in butter
FROM .until tender. Add scal-
E lops and saute; until
brown. Sprinkle scal-
SHED lops with salt, pepper,
parsley and capers.
Abbey Add wine. Serve over
"" pasta. Squeeze fresh
lemon juice on top.
Yield: 6 servings

Peachy Scallops

1 pound Florida scallops
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Florida lemon
juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
12 canned peach halves
'1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/14 iaspoon mace
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 slices bacon

Combine scallops, butter,
lemon juice, salt and pepper in a
microwav.e-safe ,dish. Cover
and cook in microwave on high
for .2, minutes. Drain peach
halves and place cut side up on
another microwave-safe dish.


Combine cinnamon, cloves,
mace and salt; sprinkle over
peaches. Place scallop mixture
evenly in the center of each
peach half. Cut bacon crosswise
in fourths; place a piece on each
peach. Cook uncovered in
microwave on high for 6 to 7
minutes, rotate dish once during
cooking.


Yield: 6 servings

Jennifer Abbey is a natural
resources- specialist with the
Highlands County Soil and
Water Conservation District,
which is at www.highlandssw-
cd.org. Abbey can be reached at
402-6545.


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Thank you to the many

Individuals, Parents, and Businesses

that supported the Sebring High School

Class of 2006 Project Graduation.

.S We were overwhelmed with support S

and were able to give these graduates a

night to remember and memories to cherish.


TREAKS


The Graduation night festivities were exciting and the food was never

ending. Thank you for your generous contributions,. your help and

your moral support!


From the Sebring High School Class of 2006 Graduates, the parents,

guardians, and the community.


A- l Pawn
Acme Aluminum
Advanced Air System
Alan Jay Automotive
Alan Jay Wildstein
Albertsons Supermarket
All:Star. Properties
Alligator Pack &, Ship
Alpha General Services, Inc.
Aluminum Related Products
Assoc iated Air Services of Lee County
Badcock Home Furnishing
Baker Concrete Pumping, Inc.
Baker Septic Installation, Inc.
Bask Interiors ,
Bassett Electronics
Bateman & Sons Construction, Inc.
Bayless, Elgin F. III
Beef o' Brady's Belks Department Store
Bernie Little Distributors
BigT Tire
Bishop, Donald & Diane
Blackman, Tim & Martile ,
Blakesly, Mary
Blue Crab Restaurant
Breed & Nunnalle, PA
Brooker Fence Company, Inc.
Brother Two Developers, Inc..
Bryan,Jeri
Bryanh, Mark & Judyi
Buck-Eye Automotive & Towing :
Bugs Be-Ware Exterminating
Bulb Bin, Inc.
Burger King
Busy Bodies Fitness Center
Cantwell, Jeff
Carpet Depot .
Celentano, Sally
Central Florida Glass & Mirror
Chambliss Construction, Inc.
Chicahe's Restaurant
Coca Cola Bottling of Highlands County
Coffee Bean .
Country Club Realty of Sebring, Inc.
Coutures Garden Center
Cox, Gordon. -
Creative Printing
Cross Country Service Corp.
Cuban Cafe
Cutrale Citrus Juices, USA Inc
D & D Automotive
D & D Constructioh, Services of Orlando
David W: Willey, DMD
Decker, Roger & Penny
Dee's Restaurant
Dewayne Keller & Associates
Diaz Roberto & Maria
Dickey'Electric
Dolan, Helen & Paul
Dombboiise,'Mike & Betsy
Dominoes Pizza


Don Jose Restaurant
Dynamic Ceramic Custom Tile
Eldridge Carpet One
Electronic Maintenance
Eshleman, Eilene
Eures, Terry
Everglades Food, Inc.
S Fairfield, Betty
Family Care Center
Farm Credit of Southwest Florida
Firehouse Subs
First Baptist Church of Sebring
Florida Heartland Heritage Foundation
Florida Hospital Heartland Division
Florida Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
Flow Line, Inc.
Flowers Bakery
Futch, Teri
Garganus, Roger:
Galor, Inc
Gary Sellers, Inc,.
Gen-Pac
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Hall's Well Drilling
Hancock, Ned & Tammy
Heartland Exterminating
Heartland National Banki
'Heartland Title Insurance Agency
Hidden Acres Nursery
Highlands Cabinet, Inc.
Highlands County Fair Association
Highlands County Sheriff's Department
Highlands Diagnostic, Imaging
Highlands Independent Bank
Highlands Properties, LLC Coldwell Banker
Highlands Regional Medical Center
Highlands Woodcraft, Inc.
Highlands Auto Machine, In.c.
Homer's
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J & A Drive Thru
J & J Parker Enterprises, Inc.
Jahna Concrete
Jean Y. Campbell, Realtor
John Elder Masonry
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Jon Spiegel Hypnotist
Jones Oil & Tire, Inc Lake Placid
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Kash N Karry Supermarket
KDL Underground, Inc.
Keiber, H.R. & Sharon
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Lake Placid Family Restaurant
Lake Placid Health Care 'Center,
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Lakeshore Car Wash & Car Care
Lakeside Air Conditioning, Inc.
Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center
Lapadula, Richard & Cheryl
Lilly, O'Toole & Brown, LLC, Law Office
Linda Rodriguez-Torrent, PA
Lukance Holdings, Inc.
M & S Feathers
Mae Lee's' Restaurant
Malloy, Alice
Martial Arts of America
Marvin D. Maxwell, MD
McDonalds
ME Gose, Inc.
Michaels's of Spring Lake
Michael Lamp, DDS
Mid Florida Grading & Concrete
Mike Mezie, Inc.
Mussellman Industrial Park
Mussellmari's Appliance & TV
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Newsom Eye Center
Nickerson, Willard & George
Panetta's Delicatession
PaPa John's Pizza
Pearce, Kim
Pegasus Care Center LLC
SPella & Associates


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Polston Engineering, Inc.
Prescott Lawn Care & Landscape, Inc.
Publix Supermarket
Quest Training Center & Spa
R J GatorsRestaurant
Red Lobster Restaurant
Regina Rodriquez Flores, MD
Rent King
Richard S. Pipkin, PA
Richard Taylor, DC, PA
Ridgewood Builders, Inc.
Ridgewood Gas,
Rivera Angel & Maria
Robbin's Nursery
\'Ronald L. Owen, DDS, PA
Royals Furniture, Inc.
Ruby Tuesday's Restaurant
Ruth K. Davis
Saxon Groves
Sebring Animal Hospital
Sebring Firemen, Inc.
Sebring Septic Tank & Precast, Inc.
Silent Salesman Advertising
Sirianno's Restaurant
Sonni, Rajeswari
Spurlock Roofing, Inc.
Stanley Stearmer
Stepherson-Nelson Funeral Home '
Subway
Sue's Cubby Hole
Sunset Beach Motel
Sweet Street ,
Taco Bell
Taylor Oil
Taylor Rental
Taylor, Haywood 0. & Betty
Teri's Terrace :
Thomas & James General Contractors, Inc.
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Travers, Dave & Becky
Triple H Septic & Sewer, Inc.
Tu-Co Peat
Turner Furniture
Unmperpovitch, Gail
Verdi's at Robbins Nursery
Village Inn
Walmart
Walz, Norm, Joann < Doug
Warehouse America, Inc.
Wedding Chapel of Love
West Coast Insulation
White, George
Whites Transmission
Williams Pawn & Gun
Winberry HOmes
Winn Dixie Supermarkets
Woody's Trucking, Inc.
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Yarbrough Tire
Yellowstone Coniracting, Inc.
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PAGE ID + SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2006


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING. FLA.


Cloggers win big in South Carolina


Sptial t. ith N uws-'Sun
AVON PARK Feet of
Flames clogging competition
group of A'on Park's Step b>
Step Dance Studio recently
hauled home gome trophies.
This clogging group traveled to
Charleston. S.C.. for a two-day
competition.
The team consists of three
different age groups: Lil'
Flames. Junior Flames and
Senior Flames: the xouncest
dancer is 7 ears old and oldest
is 21 years of age.


Each dancer began her com-
petition da\ b\ entenng the
freestyle solo category by age
group. This category; allo,.s
each student to express her o%. n
-st\ le of dance.
Saxon Leighton. Kathryn
Welch. Cara Connelly. Nichole
Batz and Nicole Brand each
%%on a trophy for their solo.
As a group, they gathered
three first place and three sec-
ond place trophies along \inh
an overall grand champion
eagle for the exhibition catego-


ry.
With the help of all their
sponsors, the\ \,ere able to pa;
for their entry fees for the com-
petition. They raise money\ by
sponsors. fund-raisers and car
%%ashes. Anyone interested in
helping fund this group. call
director/instructor Selena Leal
at 381-9764.
Step by Step's registration
will be Aug. 5. 11 and 12.
Contact the studio for more
information at 452-2113.


Solo %winners in the Feet of Flame competition in Charleston. S.C.. are bottom, from left Nichole Batz.
Nicole Brand, middle rowij Kaihrin lielch. Cara Connelly and Ilopi Saxon Leighton.


C..urre.i phil.:.
Step-by.-Step cloggers recently.v raeled to Charleston. S.C.. to compete in the Feet of Flames competi-
tion. As a group, the dancers gathered three first place and three second place trophies, along with an
overall grand champion eagle for the exhibition category. Those competing were Nichole Batz, Krisl.vn
Goodwin. Brittany Gates. Britine) Goodman. Brianna Donovan. Nicole Brand. Cara Connelly. Saxon
Leighlon. Briltanie Calhoun, Kathryn Welch. Celeste Brey linger and Selena Leal.


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EDITORIALS/OPINIONS


Impact fees


Does Highlands County need impact fees?


The board of county
commissioners will have
a public hearing on July
25 to consider the adop- ,
tion of impact fees for
Highlands County. Much
debate has gone on about
the need for impact fees
in Highlands County. The
debate has created some
misunderstandings about PO
impact fees.. This article
will attempt to answer Jim P
some questions asked -
about impact fees.
What is an impact
fee? Impact fees are a one-time
charge on new development levied
at the time a.-building permit is
issued to pay for the impacts of new
construction by funding off-site
capital improvements.
What is the legal basis for
impact, fees? The dual rational
nexus has two prongs, need. and
benefit. First, there must be a con-
nection between the "need" for the
additional capital. 'facilities and the
new development. Second, the
development paying the fee will
"benefit" from the impact fee.
Compliance with these standards
requires sound defendable method-
ology, which has been provided in
the study by Tindale-Oliver and
Associates.
Is this study available to the
public? Yes. If you call the
Highlands County Planning
Department at 402-6650, it will be
e-mailed to you or you can purchase
a copy.
Who pays impact fees? New
construction pays impact fees.
How do impact fees differ from
taxes? An impact fee is not a tax. A
tax requires no proof of benefit and
applies to- everyone. An impact fee
requires both proof of benefit 'aid
need, applies to new development,
and is regulatory in nature. The
requirement of an impact fee is sim-
ilar to meeting platting or,site plan
or zoning requirements.
What facilities can impact fees
be used for? Impact fees must be
spent on faciliues for w- which the fees
are collected. These capital facili-
ties include roads, fire stations, jails,
parks, school facilities, .emergency
medical facilities, law enforcement,
and libraries. This includes land
purchase (for schools, roads, EMS
stations, fire stations,. jails), expan-
sion of capital equipment (such as
vehicles, EMS equipment, commu-
nications for' law enforcement),
expansion or new buildings (includ-
ing furniture, fixture,-and equip-


ment) and roadway
capacity expansion,
including right-of-way,
design, and construction.
Can impact fees be
used for personnel?
Impact fees cannot be
spent on personnel, oper-
ations, maintenance, or
salaries, for example.
IINT When must impact
fees be spent? Impact
'olatty fees must be spent in a
-- reasonable time.
Are impact fees need-
ed? Impact fees pay for
new growth. Residential building
permits have increased from 657 in
calendar year 2002 to 1,567 in 2005
and are on pace this year for 1872
permits, a growth of almost three
times the rate of 2002.
What is the 'need for impact
fees for road projects? The Long
Range Transportation Plan conclud-
ed that $348,182,624 in new roads
or road improvements are needed
over the next 25 years. More than
$145,000,000 of improvements are
needed on state of Florida roads,
including U.S. 27. County roads
need about $202,000,000.
Can impact fees be used on
state or federal roads, such as US
27 orstate roads? Yes. The board
of county commissioners can spend
impact fees on such roads.
Does the School District of
Highlands County need impact
fees? Yes. Many new schools will
be needed in the future. State of
Florida funding is inadequate to
fund these needs. .
Why should impact fees be
adopted at the full recommended
amount? One good example is the
proposed library impact fee, County
residents are satisfied with the cur-
'rent level of service provided at the
three county libraries. How-ever,
new growth will create the need for
a fourth library. Who should pay for
the fourth library? The current resi-
dents who are well served by the
current three libraries or the' new
residents who are creating the need,
for a fourth library? Clearly. new%
development should be responsible
for the cost of the fourth library\.
Will the adoption of impact fees
either stop job growth or hurt the
local economy? No. Studies show
that the local economy will not be
hurt and that impact fees help local
economies by sustaining job growth
by ensuring that adequate invest-
ment is made in the local infrastruc-
ture.
What is the county doing to


make the transition easier for the
local economy in the adoption of
,impact fees? First, impact fees are
being adopted in phases, which
would allow businesses time to
adjust to the proposed fees. On Jan.
1, 2007, the school impact fee
would be adopted at 100 percent of
the recommended amount, and all
other fees adopted at 50 percent.
Then the fees would be adopted at
75 percent on Jan. 1, 2008, and then
adopted at 100 percent on Jan. 1,
2009. Second, a local Travel
Demand Study can be conducted for
an entire business category to deter-
mine whether the impact fee is too
high' for that category. Third, an
Economic Divelop-ment Incentive
Program is being considered that
would target selected businesses the
county wishes to recruit, for which
the program would either pay .the
impact fees, exempt the impact fees
completely, or defer the fees as long
as the business provide the number
of jobs or type of jobs that the coun-
ty deemed most advantageous for a
certain period of time.,
Will impact fees make work-
force and affordable, housing
impossible? Impact fees \ ill raise
the cost of housing. In response to
this, the county commission has
agreed to exempt new housing for
lower income persons from paying.
the fee. Smaller housing units will
pay a lower impact fee. A program
to either' reduce impact 'fees for
housing for essential services per-
sonnel, i.e., teachers, educators,
police and fire personnel, 'health
care % workers. skilled building trades
personnel, and others are being con-
sidered. Finally, a trust fund is being,
established to help pay for impact
fees for affordable or workforce
housing.
Can the impact fees be paid
over time instead of all at once?
Yes. A developer or business would
have a maximum timefranie and thd
payment must be secured to protect
the county bN either a lien against
property or a security instrument.,
In sunimiarN. an effective and sen-
sible impact fee structure and pro-
gram is proposed for adoption by
the board of county commissioners.
Impact fees, are needed to pay for
our future infrastructure and growth
and to maintain' our quality of life.

Jim Polatty is director of development
services for Highlands County. This
column was co-written by County
Administrator Carl Cool on behalf of
the Highlands County Government.


Illegal Immigration Relief Act

Council, follow your mandate;


approve Ordinance No. 08-06


01

A


INT

J. Shutt


es ourover all quality of life."
That's a lot to claim and like-
ly isn't 100 percent accurate. It
should be stricken the ordi-
nance stands on its own without
the caveat.
Declaring English the official
language is something all com-
munities should do and it's dis-
appointing that the federal gov-
ernment failed to do this.
Avon Park should ignore any
federal or state mandates requir-
ing the duplication of govern-
ment communications in a lan-


Each member of the Avon
Park City Council should vote

08-06.

overdue.
"Teach-us English and we
will speak it," a young girl said
last week by way of a grammat- ,A`
ically incorrect sign during a
protest of the proposed law, set 0
for second reading Monday.
More likely than not, the girl Kevinm
'is a U.S. citizen whose parents
made the sign for her.
Her sign, however, is indicative of a
major misconception of the illegal immni-
grant issue.
All American citizens, whether born
here or naturalized, have access to educa-
tion from public and private elementary
schools to night classes or colleges.
Illegal aliens, have noright to demand
that the government federal, county or
city "teach us English" or to demand
anything else of the government. .
'Jessica Huerta said, "They, still have
taxes taken out of their checks, and work
very hard, but their kids won't get an edu-
cation."
Who cares. So what. She's lying.
Many criminals work very hard to cir-
cumvent the law. Should we excuse their
lawlessness?
Hard working people, to our chagrin.
sometimes turn out to be inv ol ed in ille-
gal activity. Shall we excuse them too'
The Highlands County government
school system is forbidden to ask w% whether
a student is legal.
Children of illegal aliens are being edu-
cated, counter to what Huerta vMould ha\e
you believe. .
"I think i die proposed ordinance) is
racist," Frostproof resident Maria Badillo
told the News-Sun last week, claiming to
ha' e read the proposal.
Not once are Mexicans, Hispanics,
Latinos or anm other races mentioned in
Ordinance No. 08-06. In fact, it makes no,
reference to race.
As .written, the ordinance applies as
much to Mexicans here illegally as to
Canadians here illegally.'
AA it should.
The concern should be, "Why does the
Hispanic community feel singled out?"
The only shortcoming of the ordinance
is the second paragraph, which claims that
,illegal immigration "leads to higher crime
rates, contributes to overcrowded class-
rooms and failing schools, subjects our:
hospitals to fiscal hardship and legal resi-
dents to substandard quality of care, and
destroys our neighborhoods and diminish-


Are proposed fees the best answer?


Be careful what you wish for


The Economic Devel-
opment Commission for
Highlands Coufity is not.
opposed to impact fees,
but we are very con-
cerned about them being i
imposed at their planned
level.
The state: legislature
has mandated .that com-
munities have a growth COUNTE
management plan and -
appointed the Department Louise E
of Community Affairs as -
its enforcement agency.
That-means no compre-,
hensive plan amendments will be
accepted if a plan is not in place
with a means to fund it, and growth
will stop.
,We understand the need to man-
age growth and to pay for it as it
takes place, and we support the
board of county commissioners'
efforts to do this. Nevertheless, we
question if, high impact fees are the
best way to meet the state's man-,
date.
We have listened to County Tax
Assessor Raymond McIntyre, as he
talked with civic organizations
about the increase in property val-
ues over-the last few years. They
climbed 19.6 percent in 2004-05
and 46.1 percent in 2005-06. The
county's income from property
taxes is proportionately higher as
well. Its income from taxes on real
property has increased by approxi-
mately $15 million this year, and the
increase is expected to be even
higher next year.
We respectfully offer a sugges-
tion to our commissioners that they
use part of these new dollars to
begin building some of the roads
that, appear to be causing the need
for high transportation impact fees.
If the roads are built with today's
dollars using a conservative debt
structure, the county could' save
considerably. The cost of construc-
tion and materials will only contin-
ue to rise as will the cost of right of
way purchases.
Some of the commissioners are


POINT

nigland


suggesting 'a milage roll-
back, and we agree. Our
property. values ;are- now
high enough to sustain the
county's. budget needs
even with a roll-back.
Our primary concern 'is
that if impact fees are
implemented at their pro-
posed level they may
severely impede growth
in Highlands County.
Phasing of- implementa-
tion has been suggested,
but even with phasing we
may face a competitive


disadvantage. Several excellent new
companies that are providing better
than average wage jobs recently
located to our county. Here are some
of their comments about impact fees
at the projected amounts:
"I am not opposed to impact fees,
but if impact fees at this proposed
level had been in place, we would.
never have. located. E-Stone in
Highlands County." Cesare.
Ortolani, E-Stone president.
"The estimated impact fee for the-
STOAM plant will be $500,000 and
is a definite deal killer." -- Jere
, Creed, STOAM Sebring'chief exec-
utive officer,
Our local business people will be
affected too. Their comments
include:
"If I had known impact fees this
high were coming, I would not have
picked the site in Sebring that I did.
Now I'm not certain if the numbers
will work. The proposed impact fees
for my business ,v ill add 50 percent
to the cost of construction, and they
are higher than 50 percent of the
land cost."-- Mark Tharp,
Golden Corral owner.
"I've been talking with some of
the restaurant franchises that are
considering a location to Sebring.
They laugh at me when I tell them
about these proposed impact fees
and say,. no way! Why would I
locate there when I can have a big-
ger customer base and lower impact
fees in other counties?" John
Borgemeister, local commercial real


estate developer.
We fear that the proposed level of
transportation impact fees may,
affect home ownership as well. We
are already, very concerned that our
teachers, police, fire and rescue per-
sonnel are having difficult finding
affordable housing. The addition of
another $15,000 to the cost, of a,
home may make the American
dream of new home ownership
beyond the reach of those :citizens
that teach our children and keep` us
safe. . ,
Quality of life in Highlands.
County is as important to us as it is
to the board of county commission-
ers and to all of.you. It is not only a
'benefit that we enjoy as individuals,
it is a benefit that we use to help us
attract new business and'industry to
Highlands County. Impact fees may
be part of maintaining our present
S'quality of life. Nevertheless, we ask
our commissioners, to consider this
concern. If they are implemented at
rates that disqualify us as a competi-.
tor for local e\pansions as well as,
new retail and industrial locations,
then our quality of life will suffer.
The speed with which the pro-,
posed impact'fees are,.to be imple-
mented is also of deep concern to
us. We urge the commissioners to
slow the process, so they and their
constituents will have time to
explore all .the various avenues of
growth management. It would also
allow everyone time to review the
impact fee study and time to gather
local. data for impact fee calcula-
tions, where.' appropriate,' We
respectfully request that the board
of county commissioners give care-
ful and thorough consideration to
the entire issue of growth manage-
ment. We believe. this will assist
them in making a prudent decision
about impact fees that will ensure
the continued growth of Highlands
County and the prosperity of its cit-
. izens.

Louise England, director, wrote on
behalf of the Highlands County
Economic Development Commission.


Members of the Avon Park
City Council would be wise to0
use extreme caution when toting"
on the adoption of Ordinance
No. 08-06 NMonda\
The ordinance, a, written, has'
the potential to throw the, town
into total pandemonium pos-
sibly increase the crime rate, and
instill fear and prejudice into
business owners. landlords and-
citizens. .
Although it doesn't specify ,
an\ particular race, due to demo-.
graphics, die Hispanic ,popula-
tiori would be most impacted


COUNTERPOINT

Elaine Sedlock


It's impossible for laymen to determine
whether someone is here legally or illegal-
ly. Skin color can't be used as criteria
because illegals come in every shade of
,skin from the whitest white to the blackest
black. They're not wandering around
wearing the mark of the beast.
Documentation can't serve ;as criteria
because illegals can, and often do, have,
fake documentation.
It has been said that the ordinance in no
way prohibits selling of goods or services
to illegals I beg to differ
The third paragraph of the ordinance
says, "Whereas any for-profit entity ... that
aids and abets illegal aliens ... shall be
denied approval of.a business permit, ...
for a period no less than five years from its
last offense.' Aiding and abetting shall.
inchide, 'but not be limited to,' (wonder
what that might include?) the hiring of
illegal aliens, renting or leasing to illegal.
aliens, or funding or aiding in the attempt-
ed hiring ... Any act that aids: and abets
illegal aliens ... will constitute a violation.."
I'm no lawyer, but I suspect a phrase
like 'but not be limited to' may leave a tiny
chasm of infinite interpretations.
The Hazleton, Pa., ordinance, which
served as the model for Avon Park's pro-
posed ordinance, passed 4-1 on July 13.
Amendments were made prior to its
becoming law. Granted, there's no way to
be sure how Avon Park's ordinance will
look in its final state, but if it looks any-
thing like Hazleton's look out.
Section 4, on business permits, con-
tracts or grants, states "any entity or par-
ent, affiliate, ... other than a charity recog-
nized as exempt from federal income tax-


ation ... that employs, retains,
aids -or abets Illeal aliens ...
whether directly or by'. or
through any agent,, ruse, :guise,
device or means, no matter how
indirect, and even if the agent
or entity might otherwise be
exempted from this section
(huh?), or % iolates any pro i-
. sion ... shall ... be denied and
barred from ... a business per-
mit ..." gotta scratch your head
a little on that chunk of \er-
biage).
It then states under "Aids or


abets includes, 'but is not limited to
(there's that ambiguous phrase again'i: hir-
ing, or attempted hiring of illegal aliens,
providing, renting, ... funding or.proLviding
goods and services to illegal aliens."
Yikes! ,
Sounds to me like business owners and
property owners have a lot at stake when
deciding who to do business with or
house.
What will they do? I'll -tell you what
they'll do. They'll either hit the road or
start racially profltng. This w ill ine. itably
evolve into discrimination: which. by way
of the' natural course of our society, leads
,to law suits, which xn ill cost lots of money,
which will drain the city of funds and will
cause the town: to become run down, in
disrepair, and poverty stricken. Precisely
'the opposite of one of the goals of the
whole initiative.
Oh, Hazleton does make it OK for ille-
gals to receive "emergency" medical care
and "emergency" assistance. How
thoughtful of them.
Let me leave you with a hypothetical
scenario, great in theory but lacking prac-
ticality.
We have.drug dealers/users in our city.
We want them out. We pass a law punish-
ing those who hire them, does business
with them, aid and abet them in any way.
We no longer have a drug problem
because the bad guys left town. Every city
follows suit and the whole country is drug
free. Problem solved. Why didn't we think
of this before?

Staff writer Elaine Sedlock lives in Avon
Park.


guage other than English.
I encourage private businesses (from
Wal-Mart to, "mom and pop" shops) to
operate in %hate\er language it chooses.
Customers can choose whom to patronize
based on their level of comfort with a
business' practices,.
Likewise, should a city employee speak
another language and a customer speak
the 'same language. it would be unneces-
sary, and counterproducti e to punish
either for speaking in a more comfortable
tongue.
However, the ability to .translate should
never be considered a reason to hire when
the city reviews applicants all business
would be officially conducted in English.
I acknowledge that this is a land of
immigrants. Like most Americans, I wel-
come legal inmu rant'sv. ith open arms.
Sl~l enmplo\ er, the News-Sun, has, does
and o ill likely continue to hire employees
ol Asian, Hispanic, Arican and European
decent.
One concern \oiced b. the community
:.is that the "aiding and abetting" wording
of the ordinance would d include going after
businesses ho6 might ser\ ice illegal citi-
zens.
The Wording in no way suggests thit
businesses would be tasked w ith \ eril ng
the legality of customers bu ing lunch or
purchasing a tele vision.
The only negau\e aspect to the ordi-
nance, is that Sebring. Lake Placid or
Highljnds County la\en'I moved in the
same direction.
Where' Avoti Park is doing the right
thing at the right time, the inaction of the
other municipalities % ill result in the nat-
ural migration of illegals to these commu-
nities when Avon Park empowers itself to
enforce laws against illegal immigration
Monday. ,

Staff writer K-vik J.f Shutt, the sun of a
Vietnamese immigrant, watich:d as his inoth-
er learned English, learned the Phdgi of
Allegiance and gained her :caizenship by the
time he was 8.








N s-Sun, Sunday, Juty 23, 2006


Work visa gives

different ideas
Editor:
I am \rnting this letter in-
response to the Nivn-S-'ni's
report on the illegal immigra-
tion act in A\on Park Here is,
something all .Amenrcan people
should know: 11 \ou live in
NlMexico. there is no such tilhing
as a protest against the gUoern-
S ment. It is a felonN
Second thiiig: 'es. I do teel
very sorry for the children %who
were brought to this county\
'with their parents illegally and
to sa\ that the nimaor of '.,on
L Park is discriminating against: t :a
certain group of people is just
not true. There are man\ people
from man\ other countries \h>.
have also come into this coun-
try as illegal irrmmin-grants and
they ha\e all broken the la\\
S and should be sent back to their
owin counir, and the\ should
be made to ente! our country
'.the righi way. Get the pioper'
papers vt let them stay in-our
country .
.My grandparents had to
come here and line up and be
counted for on Elhis Island an ii
had towhave thei proper papeie'
to be able to sta;' Wh\ shouldd
the illegal immigrants' think it
should he an\i dlfeerieni tor
them. The la\\ is the law. Heie
is something for the Amencan
people im know: .nd ma'ibe ,ou
would look at some ot the ille-
gal imnminratis in a dtifereni
light
A friend of mine i'.as se to
Me'ico for 'work. I is .1t killedd
a permanent \work \lsa Here
.are the things he had to go'
through tio \work in le\icO.
-(He had no pio\ ide his i birth
certificate- high school -an-


scriptl' Inot copie-. *he\ lhad to
be the onginals'; college tran-
scripts and proof of graduation
for e\erv college he attended:
tC.io letters of recommendation
from supervisors he had
\worked for. for at least one.
\ear a leuer from the chief of
police indicating he had no
arrest records in the United
States and no outstanding war-
rants and '(\ds a cluzen in good'
qanding. Finally, he had to
write a leuer about himselt that
clearly stated hyv there \\ as no
Me\ican cineri \ ith his skills
and \kh\ his 4.kills ,ere impor-
.int to bli\icM He called it "1
anl the greatest person on
earth" letter.
All. of the abo\e '.vere in
English that had to-, be translat-
ed into Sparush and _he certified
as Ile i'Ll tr.IIslatlonI dnd his sig-
inature ihad to he iotarized.
Once these things \ere com-
pleted. he spent lfie Ihiiir
accompanied b a M e\ican
Jaitioine\ tounntg Me\ican ',\- '
erminent olflic locations and
being phCtographed and linger-
printed at least three times, at
each location. and he rememr-
beied at least four locations he
\' as instructed on Nleican la\.
ti\, labor. housing and criminal '
l.,\. He \v as told that he 'A.\a
requircvd to obe their la, or
face tihe c'neqiuiences He wa.s
lold Ihe ,- '.i.uld rnot proitet am\ iof
the goemi\nment actions or he
ou ild be coiniumitiug a felon.s.
He paid oit .4 (100) in fees to
hng ti in his houiel.ehilJ good'
that \\eie held hb\ L.S Cusomiris
in Laredoi Te\as He could not
purchase .a home and a a,
required t', p., rent at \er,
hi li rates arid under contract
arnd cmipljance \'.ith Mle\ict
law.
He was also required i get a


Mexican driver's license. This -
was an. amazing process. He
had to be fingerprinted again
and photographed again. He
didn't have to take a wrinen or
driving test and never received
ms-ructiops on the rules of the
road. His only instructions
were if he ever 'aas stopped b\
a policeman never gaie his
license. just to show it through
the car awa, from his grasp. If
the police got their hands on it.
he would hae to pay a ransom
to get it back. He also had tI
file Mexican income ta\ annu-
ally, using the number of his
FM3 as lus identificanon.
The cormnpan\i's Me,.ic:an
accountant did this tor him and
he just signed vhat the'Y h.ad
prepared. It was 20 legal page,.
SI w\as. a real adventure and it
an\ of oui ',eniatois or .on
gressmen w.ent thioigh it once
they would d ha\e different
attitude tov. ard Mleico
T N,- M e ician ,.',.>rniilen
u.cs it'. \.iast iilitlai, and polIce
force, to I.eep ts citizen'
inmiudaied and c:omplia.it. I hc
people of Nle\ico nesei priole'i
against it's ii'.ernimient because
it is a:iatinsI tie Iaj Rui th,'h
are allo-.ed ti piotest iII tioni
of the United States F.mih:ss\.
-I he U S Enmb i'., loI-t... likC'
a ,tiiongl' ieinloicei.d tI'iile'"'
Land during mrsi pitch's the
Meican nullijjr\ shoulder I,
shoulder in full ri.:t Ceatr It'
pli.tect the' emha ',s Ttiese
piotiest .ie nexer .sho\ 1 ori
U;S 01S Nle\iian TV There i :
.irgec public park .icroi- thc
street fini ihe Li S Emna.i-,
and ius, is i\hiee tiie) pr:itest
An \ hing can cause a piotest-
SLuch .is proposed la\ changes
ini Califtliaij and Tcias, con-
cerning illegal immigration
Ttii. !ette is toi anyone who


thinks the Amenca
being hard on il
grants.
. I give the mnay
Park and the
Cahformna a big si
tion for standing
American. people.
the lav\ and no one
la%\ And an\ illegal
the' arei are just de
This is Amen
speak English. no
language.
I looked it the p
si.ck t,:, m\ stoma
that parents \ 6ul
children to tight fo
-broke the. law and
excuse for that. I
all my life, paid ta
lov.ed the la\Ms.
.the illegal, think I
paying taxes fioi th
toflie heaJth depa
4.get free care. The
h.-pii;ih'd and aga
t' iken care,of;. Our
cu'ercio'.ded The
learn, how to' Ype.
guage The ilcgals
thliougit abpo'it th
before these coi
* l- It e .
h is not up to t
re,.,ple to keep al
ihein. And %e. aus
Shouldn't ha, e to,
lain uiage. Tlus is
..e .ill speak Engli
onr. l2g the Anier
are lie rnatlon uind
'..c- 'T ant to sa, tii
It is time for all
in te;\ to'An in e
At.,n Lip for the pe
make it la. tif ou
the ITS. \otl hai
.jai and oion should
pa;: ti.h piiro.


In people are
legal irnmi-

,or of \on
mayor of
landing ova-
up for the
The .law\ is
is above the
al w ho thinks
ead i\%rong.


NewSun
Servinq Highlands County since 192"
SMOSBY L. WIGGINTON JR. ROMQNAA\ASHINGTON
SPubsliher Executive Editor


Serious thought

is needed


ca and 'ye. Editor: ..
At any other An upen letter to A\on Park
Nla\or Tom Macklin:
aper and was The board of directors of the
3ch to think Highlands County Ciitus
Id use their Growers Association met on
r them. They JuIly 13 and discussed the
I there is no immigration relief ordinance
have worked that \ou have-proposed for the
ixesand fol- citi of Aton Park. Our associa-
\\ Wh should tion.'comprised of nearly\ 4100
should keep Highlands County groi\ etis and
emi TheYgo associated businesses, recogr-
nrtnients and nizes that finding solutions to
g-o to the, ournation's inuiigration policy
nn the' are is an extremely complex
r .,-hools are endeavor
y want us to It is unfortunate that our fed- .
Ai theil lan- eral oernmnent has been sloJ.
sho-uld ha\e e to implement the necessary
eir families polic changes in regards to
inmitted the our coUintr\ ''. immigration
'lavk:. but it ih'.ukild be solely
lie American within the federal govemn-
king *.:are iof ment'_- puir' ie to act on this
.iAmerncans. matter. while e none 'of our
earn another members condone illegal
America and immigration or knowingly hire
ish We ha\e illegal aliens and certainly.
canli tlag \\e understand your frustration in
der God. and regards to code enforcement
,al '.\'a. issues. v\e reject man\ of the
1 the mayors othei premises that \our pro-
v\ei s-tue to posed ordinance i- based upon
tople And to We ask the A.on Park Cirt,
are illegal in Council to take a more produc-
e broken the ti\e course of action and reject-
J be made to the proposed ordinance
We beheve that an\ federal
C J. Hansen immigrauoin plan must have a
Sebrn,2 number of different compoo-


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Sports


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SECTION E + SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2006


The

Sideline
SCORES AND MORE


GCame's Corner
Tips, hints &
reviews of the
latest video
game titles
Page 4E

NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.


DixieYouth Majors State Tournament


Sebring teams open state with win and loss


On Deck
TODAY
Dixie Youth Baseball
Dixie Youth Majors state
tourney in East Lakeland:
Sebring National vs. Spring
Hill National or Alford
Cottondale, 2 p.m.; Sebring
American vs. Holmes
County or Liberty County, 4
p.m.

MONDAY
Dixie Youth Baseball
Dixie Youth Majors state
tourney in East Lakeland:
Game times TBD

THURSDAY
Golf
Sertoma'Junior Tour at
Golf Hammock, 10 a.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 29
Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball
Sebring vs. Louisiana in
World Series in
Thomasville, Ala., 5 p.m.


History Lesson
5 Years Ago
July 22, 2001: Aaron
Smith of Longwood played
steady (though not spec-
tacular) golf in the finale of
the 46th edition of the
Crutchlield Junior Citrus
Championship at Sun 'N
Lake Golf and Country
Club, carding a 2-over 74
for a two-day total of. 142
and a three-shot margin of
victory. Smith, winner of
the year prior's Crutchfield
17-18 age group, carded a
steady 74 to go with his
day-one 68 and was not
seriously threatened
throughout the day. Smith
was proud of his day-one
front nine when he shook
the field 'of 104 with a 7-
under 29.

10 Years Ago
July 24, 1996: Sebring's
Joel Walkup rediscovered
his golf swing as the
Sertoma Junior Golf Tour.
took over the links at
Spring Lake Golf and
Tennis Resort. After firing a
five-under 67 at River
Greens Golf Course the
month prior, the 17-year-
old had been undergoing
some swing changes under
the tutelage of Tom
McClurg, head pro at
Sebring Golf Club. He was
struggling through the
changes until he posted an
even-par 71 over theEagle
and Osprey courses at
Spring Lake with nines of
38 and 33, besting the field
of 50 boys and girls by two
shots.


Trivia Time
NFL kicking great
Lou Groza was also a
star at what other
position?


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High Five
Eric Knott
Sebring's Eric Knott
allowed just two earned.
runs over six inning, strik-
ing out four
and walking
one, to get
the win for
the Pericos
de Puebla of
the Mexican KNOTT
League on Thursday. The
win improved Knott to 9-7
with a 3.55 ERA this sea-
son.


Hoffner, Ware home runs key Sebring

American's victory over Hemando


News-Sun
LAKELAND Two-run S
Ame
homers from Corbin Hoffner and
Daniel Ware book-ended Sebring
American's big day in the open- Her
ing round of the Dixie Youth Nal
Majors (ages 11-12) state tourna-
ment on Saturday, starting and
finishing a 9-5 win over
Hern.indo National with a bang.
Hoffnei's biL blasi came in the top of
the first inning and. staked Sebring
American to ian earl. lead, which
quickly ariiished in the bottom of the
inning on three wilks, a hit batter and a
couple of wild pitches that let
Hernando tie the game. ,


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Sebring American broke it
open in the top of the third with
five runs _Matt Wilkerson got the
rally going with an RBI single,,
Ryan McNew hit a sacrifice fly
to drive in another run, Buddy
Ma\s 'walked and scored on a
w ild pitch and Hoffrier singled to
dne in a pair of runs' 6s Sebring'


American v\ent tip 7-2.
Hemando ined to respond in the bot-
tom ot the inning once again with' a
three-run homer off the bat of JTT
Simpson. but could get no closer
against Rsan lMcNev., who replied

See KEY. Page 3E


Dixie Boys State Tournaments


Southport stops

Sebring 13s for


championship
BY JOHN RITTER
,', t,'vi- ,'
SEBRING Time finally\ r.in out.
For almost a week. the Sebnng Di\ie
Bo\s 13-\ear 'old All-Stars appeared to
e\cel with their backs againstt the \\all.
fighting throui'_h the loser's bracket since a
loss in the opening game of the state tour-
nament
Sebnng had posted a 3-0 record in elini-
inaion games. including a -\ in o\ei Spring
Hill to ia'enge theii tirst-round defeat. But
v. hen the blue and .w hile were set up agaiiri'in "
the hottest e.inim in the toutmamr. .l t' t .-"'
championship, nothing could be done as
undefeated Southport breezed to a 17-5
r, erc, rule v.in Thursda\ night at Max
Long Recreational Comple\
"\\e came out shell-shocked that first
game, and then the\ came together and
started hitting the ball." Sebrinug coach
Scott Hoffner said. "I'm proud ot them.
We're the host team and nobody\ expected
us to be in the finals. but here w\e are.
"'Ve cot whipped tonight. but there's a
lot of heart right there. iSoutliporti was just
'a better team today. "


Sotthport scored seen runs in tihe top of
the first on three line-drive hits and ne\ei
looked back. sconrngin double diLits tor t!he
fourth time of the ouirne\.


Sebring National's big 3rd inning no

match for Port St. Joe's rally in 5th


News-Sun
,LAKELAND One 'good Port
inning put the, Sebring Natioinal
All-Stars in '.he lead in Siturdav's
,.periirin-ruiirid iname at the Dixie Sel
'luthl MNlajors ages 11-12) state Nal
tournament And one bad inning *
put them into the hlse s' bracket. I
Poit St. Joe an\swe -red
Sebinng's three-run third iniung with a
,e' en-ruin fintli to account forall of the
scoring in a "-3 v. in foi Port St. Joe.
Sebrinr -ot on the bo.ird whlien Cod\
Spiegel bunted for ai single t h one out
in the boiuom of the third and took third
on a pair of pitches to the backstop.
Al'ftei \\ade Faircloth \itlk. Spiegel


t.6 raced home on a double steal.
teJo After Zack Maloyed walked and
scored on Gunnar Westergom's
7 infield single, Michael Grimaldo
bring scored on another double steal to
lional put Sebring National ahead 3-0.
S Sebring' National starter
Jonathan Knight. who had been
cruising through the first four
innings d itl 10 stnkeouts.hit a wall in
the top of the fifth when a walk and a
throw ing error allowed Port St. Joe to
get onto the scoreboard and opened the
floodgates.
After an infield single anda walk

See MATCH, Page 3E


Giving umpires

respect always

the right call
Nothing is more inspir-
ing and entertaining than
watching our local \oung
athletes gi\e it their all in
Ditie League pla%.
While being in the right
place at the right time defi-
nitely factors into the
intensity of our sports-
action photography at the
News-Sun, it's certainly
not for I lack of opportuni-
ties. Most throws to first
from the pitcher produce a
contorted dive back to the
bag. a cloud of dirt and a
gnarled expression on the
face of the base. runner.
Watching a developing
super-
star
make a
body-
sacrific-
ing
attempt
at'a ball
hit deep
to the
outfield JOCK TALES
\ields
admira- Marcus Wilkins
tion -
even
maior leaguers can't pro-
Noke.
It's refreshing to see the
youngsters lining the
dugout fence. chanting in
orchestrated support of
their teammates through
success and failure. This is
the essence of team-spirit
and a model of good
human beha ior from
which we can all learn.
Giing it \our all, support-
ing \our colleagues,
achieving your goals: All

See TALES, Page 3E


Biandon Mja\ihnm le.id the sictors offen-
s,\el\ iuineL 2-f1-3 v. ith ai solo home run

See 13s. Page 3E


West Volusia #1 wins 14s title in eighth inning


By MARCUS WILKINS

SEBRING Qualit pitch-
ing carried both leams all the
A,\ a to the championship round
of the Di\ie Bo\s 14-Near-old
state itouirment. and it \\a,
quality pitching that fueled the
low -scoring nail-biter on
Thursday, night; at Max,,Long
Recreational Comple\.
After o'er two hours of rain
dela. the fans h\ho w waited oui
the w weather v. ere treated to one


Sof the best games of the week as
West \iVlusia #1 topped East
Lakeland 3-2 in eight innings,
earning the Team Flonda title
I for the World Series in to be
I played in Te\as
W, ith hits coming at a prenu-
umrn and suikeouts peppering
both sides of the scorebook. It
became clear earl: on that the
.most resilient defense e team
would probably come out on
t top. That team turned out to be
W \est Volusia. which squarn-


Sebrings Karate Kid

Ryan Sample, 9, wins U.S. Open
crown in continuoLus fighting
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING --Nine-year-old Ryan Sample. a
student at Woodlawn Elementary, won first place at
the 2006 U.S. Opeh Karate World Championships
that were held in Orlando on June 30.
Sample captured first place in the continuous
fighting, under black belt division for ages 11 and
under. There were appro\imnately 30 other interna-
tional martial artists competing for this prestigious
title.
It was Sample's first international competition.
but you couldn't tell by the way he fought. He wa ent
undefeated, in all fights, including two wins b\
knockout against competitors from Wales and
South Africa .
Sample is currently ranked as a ninth GUP 'el-
low sash in the Pencak Silat Martial Arts discipline.
He currently trains at Pisa, Martial Arts in Sebrnni
under the personal stiper ision of owner and guru
si\th-degree red sash Master Ferdinand "Francis"
Pisa. .
Sample previously trained in Broward Count.y
prior to relocating to Sebring in March of last) ear
Afsheena Desra, iins of the Pisa team also wvon a
title at the LU.S Open in the girls 6-9 di\ ision.
Sample will be defending his championship title
on Sept 10 at the upcoming U.S. Silat Open World
Championship that will be held at South Florida
Community College in Avon Park.


deed a 2-0 le.id in the top of the
se enth onll to comie bhick in
e.Ira innings foi the \.in
West \Ioliusta .sLied iho_'e
two runs almost inim-iediatelh
Patient at bats translated into in
eaill lead when Nick Be'.eis.
Chino Vega and Julio Ri'ei.i
Ithe skiLls ..ontet 60-, .ud dash,
champ loiiiaded the b:ises !or
st.Lring pitcher R'.in HiiJJen
Hidden laced a itwo-RB single
to left ithat seemed to be enough
foi a championship ,ictoir


Ryan Sample won a Irophi that is bigger than he ik at
the U.S. Open June 30


Both teams rode stellar pitch-
ing to halt the scoring, racking
up a game total of 1I_ strikeouts.
East L.ikeljnd starter Eric
Baiber settled down after the
firs innmne .and \\as later
relihe.ed by star pitcher B:en
Freeman. \ those \wicked cure-
ball kept \Yest \olusia at ba\.
For \\est \ollsia. it 1was the
pmchinyg tandem of Hadden and
Nick Be'.ers 'who held onto the


See 14s Page 3E


Softball

Sebring Storm knocked

out of ISA World Series
New' SI'
LEXINGTON, S.C. The Sebring Storm under-14
fast-pitch softball team's stay at the ISA World Series
came to an end in the championship round Saturday
morning w: ith an 10-o loss to the South Carolina Jets.
The Storm vere in the process of putting together a
rally against the Jets w; ith the help in out-of-the-park
home run off the bat of Jennifer Anders. but literally
ran ouit of time since the tourney has a time limit of I
hour, 15 minutes on each game
The Storm lost all three games in pool play two
of them against No. I seeds by a total of three runs,
according to coach Mickey Pack, but \\on their opener
in bracket play. beating the Ohio Hornets 7-6 %with a
tour-runr rally in the last inning
"We, stepped it up a notch here." Pack said "'We
played the No I seed three times and were ahead in
e'er'. game. It was ijus a tremendous experience for
them. What the\ can take away from this is ho\\ well
the\ can compete and how good of a team they really
are.
The game against the Hornets \\as played in the
midst of sweltering heat one on-field thermometer
registered 127 degrees and a dust de\ il that de\ eloped
into a mini tornado. scattering players and dumping
one fin along with her law. n chair and umbrella -
onto the ground.
See STORM, Page 3E


C 'I DrES;EL Nc .. .Su.
Southporl shorsltop Jeffrei Pills ihrows to lirst after forcing out Sebring's Mallhew\ Grubb
during Thursda's Di\ie Bo.s 13-)ear-old state championship game.


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FNGLA to hold bass
tourney Sept. 9
SEBRING The
Highlands Heartland Chapter
of the Florida Nursery,
Growers & Landscape
Association (FNGLA) will
host the inaugural Highlands-
Heartland Freshwater Classic
Bass Tournament.
Sponsored by Florikan &
Highlands Greenhouses, this
fishing tournament will begin
at safe light on. Saturday, Sept.
9. Cash prizes, including
$2,500 for first place, will be
awarded. All tournament pro-
ceeds will be used for agricul-
tural programs in Hardee and
Highlands counties directly
benefiting young people in 4-
H, Future Farmers of America
(FFA) and other worthy pro-
grams.
A tournament rules dinner
will be held Friday night, Sept.
8, at the Highlands County
Agri-Civic Center at 6:30 p.m.
There will be a raffle for as
much as $2,000 in merchan-
dise. The classic fishing tour-'
nament will launch at the
Istokpoga Park boat ramp off
U.S. 98, one-half mile east of
the Arbuckle Creek bridge.
For more information, call
Mike Waldron at (800) 741-
4565.
SHS golf tryouts set
SEBRING Varsity and ,
junior varsity golf tryouts for
Sebring High School will be
held at 10 a.m. on Monday,.
Tuesday and Wednesday, July
31-2, at Sun 'N Lake
Any questions, call coach
Snyder at 385-8252 or 381-
0593.
Firemen 'Golf Classic
planned Aug. 5
SEBRING The seventh
Firemen Inc. Memorial Golf
Classic will be held Saturday,.
Aug. 5, at both Sebring Golf
Club and Harder Hall.
The four-person scramble
event will have an 8:30 a.m.
shotgun startand has a $70
entry fee, which includes .one
mulligan, plus food and drinks
on the course.
The entry deadline in Aug.
2. All proceeds go. to funding
local athleticsat all levels. For
more information, call 382-
2255.
Men's softball league
meeting set for Aug. 1
SEBRING Highlands
Softball Inc. will be starting
tits men's adult softball
leagues in August. The organi-
zational meeting will be on
Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at
Max Long Recreational
Complex.
Anyone who is interested in
having a team in the men's
Tuesday or Wednesday night
commercial leagues or the
Thursday night recreational or
church leagues must attend this
meeting. Any individuals inter-
ested in pla ing should also
attend.
If you have any questions
please call League Director


Todd Creech at 385-4327 or e-
mail trccreech@yahoo.com.
16-under AAU tryouts
to be held Aug. 12
SEBRING The Sebring
Hurricanes will be hosting try-
outs Saturday, Aug. 12, at 9:30
a.m. at Max Long Recreational,
Complex. You will need to
bring a copy of your birth cer-
tificate.
If you have any questions,
please feel free to call James
Box at 386-5538-between 6-9
p.m.
Cancer Society golf
tourney set Aug. 5
AVON PARK The
American Cancer Society golf
tournament will be held
Saturday, Aug. 5, at River
Greens Golf Course.,
The two-person best ball
tournament will have an 8:30
a.m. shotgun start and will cost
_$35 per player (lunch includ-
ed). There will be prizes for
the winning teams, plus prizes
for closest to the pin and long
putt and a 50-50 drawing.
Call River Greens at 453-
5210 for more information.
Caladium Festival 5K
to be held Aug. 26
LAKE PLACID The
third annual Caladium Festival
5K Race will be at 7:30 a.m.
on Samrda\. Aug. 26. at Lake
Placid Chrinsuan School
Intierlake and Pinei in Lake
Placid. Entri tee is $15
through Aug. 22 and $20 race
day. Proceeds will benefit a,
Lake Placid Habitat for.
Humanity home. All paid
entrants % ill receive a T-shirt.
Size requests Ill be honored
as far as possible. Please regis-
ter early. Call 465-2742 for'
more information'
Sertoma tourney to be
held Aug. 26-27
SEBRING The
Highlands Sertomna Club is
pleased'to announce that it will
,be hosung the 29th annual !';
Highlands Independent'
Bank/Sertoma Golf
Tournament Aug. 26-27, at the
Sun 'N Lake Country Club in
Sebring, utilizing both the
Deer and Turtle Run courses.
This year's tournament will
continue to sport Sertoma's
unique format of a two-man
team best-ball on Saturday and
a two-man team scramble on
Sunday. With Highlands,
Independent Bank's continued
title sponsor support, entry fees
and flexible player options for
this year's tournament have
remained unchanged. The indi-
vidual player fee is still $145,
while the entry fee for the
golfer who wants to attend
(with a guest) Saturday night's
Sertoma luau is still $195.
If you didn't receive a per-
sonal invitation by mail, regis-
tration forms will be available
at local golf pro shops or can
be mailed or faxed to you by
callingEddie Freeland at (863)
661-1142. Business/Player
sponsorships are also available.


News-Sun, Sunday, July 23, 2006


STATS AND STANDINGS


Majo LeaueBasebal


AMERICAN LEAGUE


Boston
New York
Toronto
Baltimore
Tampa Bay

Detroit
Chicago
Minnesota
Cleveland
Kansas Ci

Oakland
Texas


Eastern Division
W L Pct GB
59 36 .621 -
55 39 .585 3%/
54 42 .563 5%/
44 54 .449 16%
y 40 57 .412 20
Central Division
W L Pct GB
65 31 .677 -
58 37 .611 6%2
55 40 .579 9%'
42 53 .442 22'/
ty 34 62 .354 31
West Division
W L Pct GB
50 46.521 -
50 47 .515 '/2


Los Angeles 48 48 .500 2
..Seattle 45 51 .469 5
Friday's Games
Detroit 7, Oakland 4
Minnesota 14, Cleveland 6
Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 3
Tampa Bay 14, Baltimore 7
Kansas City 8, L.A. Angels 3 *
Texas 10; Chicago White Sox 3
Boston 9, Seattle 4
a Saturday's Games
Oakland at Detroit, late
Boston at Seattle, late
N.Y. Yankees-at Toronto, late
Minnesota at Cleveland, late
Texas at Chicago White Sox, late
L.A. Angels at Kansas City, late.
Baltimore at Tamnpa Bay, late
Today's Games
Oakland (Loaiza 4-5) at Detroit ,
(Robertson 8-6). 1 05 p.m.
Minnesota (Liriano 11-2) at Cleveland
(Westbrook 7-5) 1 05 p.m '
N Yarnkees i Ponson 4-4) at Toronto
iMarcum n0-0) 1 01 p.m
Baltimore IBedard 11 -61 at Tampa Bay
iKazmir 10-71. 1:15 p m.
STexas Padildla 10-51 a Chicago White
So, Garland 9-31, 205 pm.
L A Angels tWeaver 6-0' at Kansas
City (Duclworth 1-3). 2.10 p m.
Boston (Lester 5-01 al Seatle
iWasnhurn 4-10).4 05 p.mr
Monday's Games
Detroit at Cleveland, 7:05 p m.
N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 7:05 p.m:
SL A Angels at Tampa Bay, 7 15 p m.
Minnesota at ChicagoWhite Sox, 8:05
p.m.
Boston at Oaldand. 10-05 p m
Toronto at Seattle, 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
W L Pct GB
,New York 58 38 .604 -
'Atlanta 45 51..469 13
Philadelphia 44 50 .468 13
Florida 43 52 453 14-'
Wasrhirigion 41 56' 423 17'.
Central Division


St. Louis
Cincinnati
'Houston
Milwaukee
Chicago
Pittsburgh

San Diego
San Francis(
Arizona
Los Angeles
Colorado


W L Pct GB'
54 41 .568 -
51 46 .526 4
46 51 .474 9
46 51 .474 9
37 58 .389 17
35 63 .357 20%
West Division
W L Pct GB
50 46 .521 -
;co 50 47 .515 Y2
49 47 .510 1
47 50 .485' 3%
45 50 .474 41'/


Friday's Games
Philadelphia 6, Atlanta 5 -
* Washington 7; Chicago Cubs 6
N.Y.-Mets 7, Houston 0
Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 5
Florida 4, Pittsburgh f
Arizona 6, Coloraoo 2,
San Francisco 8, San Diego 2 ,
St. Louis 2, L.A. Dodgers 0 ,
Saturday's Games
Houston at N.Y. Mets, late :
Chicago Cubs at Washington, late
Atlanta at Philadelphia3 late
Pittsburgh at Florida, late'
Milwaukee at Cincinnati, late
San Diego at San Francisco, late
Colorado at Arizona, late
St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, late


Quick Reads
LOCAL NEws IN BRIEF


Today's Games
Pittsburgh (Gorzelanny 0-2) at Florida
(Willis 6-7), 1:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Marmol 3-3) at
Washington (Armas 6-5), 1:05 p.m.
Houston (Oswalt 6-7) at N.Y. Mets
(Pelfrey 2-0), 1:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (Ohka 2-1) at Cincinnati
(Milton 6-5), 1:15 p.m.
San Diego (Hensley 6-7) at San
Francisco (Wright 6-8), 4:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Weaver 3-11) at L.A.
Dodgers (Billingsley 1-2),-4:10 p.m.
Colorado (BKim 5-6) at Arizona (Cruz-
3-5), 4:40 p.m.
Atlanta (H.Ramirez 5-3) at Philadelphia
(Hamels 2-4), 8:05 p.m.
Monday's Games
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Colorado, 9:05 p.m.
San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
(through Friday)
AMERICAN LEAGUE
BATTING-Mauer, Minnesota, .381;:
ISuzuki, Seattle, .345; J-i.r New York,
.339; Rios, Toronto, .330; Matthews,
Texas, .326; Dye, Chicago, .324;
SVGuerrero, Los Angeles, .320.
RUNS-Sizemore, Cleveland, 76;
Thome, Chicago, 74; ISuzuki, Seattle,
72; Hafner, Cleveland, 71; DOrtiz,
Boston, 70; Damon, New York, 68;,
Swisher,. Oakland, 67; ARodriguez, New
York, 67.
RBi-Orlnj: Boston, 91; Thome,-
Chicago, 81; Morneau, Minnesota, 78;
Hafner, Cleveland, 78; Ibanez, Seattle,
78; Giambi, New York, 77; VGuerrero,
Los Angeles, 76.
HITS-ISuzuki, Seattle,, 141;
MYoung, Texas, 128; Tejada, Baltimore,
124; Jeter, New York, 121; Mauer,
Mrinnesola, ;120; VGuerrero, Los
Angeles, '118; Sizemore, Cleveland,
117 : Loren.) Bosion. 117.
DOUBLES-Miojung, Texas, 33;
LOwell. Boston., 33 Tei.eir., Texas, 31;
Marthews Te,.a 31,; Sizemore,
Cleveland, 28, OCabrerj Los Angeles,
.27, CGuillen Detroit 26; DeRosa,
Teoas, 26
TRIPLES-Crawford Tampa,Bay, 9;
JoLopez', Sealre, 7; Sizemore,
Cleveland, 6. ISu:u i, Seattle, 6;
Podsednik, Cnii.ago 6. Teahen, Kansas
City, 5; Reed Seahle 5" ItiMne:, Seattle,
5.
HOME RUHlS-DOOnr: Boston, 33;
Thome, Chicago, 32; Hafner, Cleveland,
28 Giambio New York, 28; MRamirez,
Boston, 26; Morneau, Minnesota, 25;
Glaus, Toronto, 25;,Dye, Chicago, 25.
STOLEN BASES--Figgins, 'Los
Angeles, 37; Crawford,'Tampa Bay, 32;
IS zuuI.. Seanile 32 CP.aiierson.,
altlimrore.-3i Podsedrni. Grit a.g: 29
BRoberts, Baltimore, 26; Jeter, New
York, 20.,
PITCHING (11 Decisions)-
Halladay, Toronto, 12-2, .857, 3:08;
Liriano, Minnesota, 11-2, .846, 1.94;
Contreras, Chicagod, 9-2, .818, 3.43;
Schilling, Boston, 12-3, .800, 3.50;
ESantana, Los. Arn les, .11-3, .786,
4.03; Mussina, New York, 11-3, .786,
3.39; Rogers, Detroit, 11-3, .786, 3.97.
.STR I KEO UT S--J oSantan a,
Minnesota, 152; Schilling, Boston, 130;
Kazmir, Tampa Bay, 129; Bonderman,
Detroit, 125; Mussina, New York, 119
Liriano, Minnesota, 115; Lackey, Los
Angeles, 114;, RaJohhson, New York,
114:
SAVES-Paplibon, Boston, 29;
Jenks, Chicago, 26; TJones, Detroit, 25;
BRyan, Toronto, 24; Ray, Baltimore, 23;
FrRodriguez, Los Angeles, 23; MRivera,
New York, 22. '
NATIONAL-LEAGUE
BATTING-FSanchez, Pittsburgh,
.356; Garciaparra, Los Angeles, .337;"
CJones, Atlanta, .336; MiCabrera,
Florida, .331; Pujols, St. Louis, .330;
Rolen, St. Louis, .328; Holliday,
Colorado, .327.
RUNS-Utley, Philadelphia, 77;
Reyes, New York, 77; HaRamirez,
Florida, 73; Beltran, New York, 73;
Rollins, Philadelphia, 72; Weeks,
Milwaukee, 70; Pujols, St. Louis, 69;


ASoriano, Washington, 69.
RBI--AJones, Atlanta, 88; Berkman,
Houston, 85; Pujols, St. Louis,'83;.
Wright, New York, 79; Beltran, New
York,, 79;, Howard, Philadelphia, 78;
CaLee, Milwaukee, 78.
HITS-Utley, Philadelphia, 120;
Holliday, Colorado, 118; FSanchez,
Pittsburgh, '118; Eckstein, St. Louis,
117; Wright, New York, 115; Reyes,
New York, 114; MiCabrera, Florida, 112;
Renteria, Atlanta, 112.
DOUBLES-FSanche'z, Pittsburgh,
34; NJohnson, Washington, 34; Atkins,
Colorado, 31; LGonzalez, Arizona, 31;
Rolen, St. Louis, 30; Zimmerman,
Washington, 29;.Holliday, Colorado, 29;
Utley;' Philadelphia, 29:.
TRIPLES-Reyes, New York, 12;
DRoberts, San Diego, 9; SFinley, San
Francisr:. 9 Sullivan. Golorado., 8;
LUnon. Lio Arn,.elIes-7- Pierre. Lnica3g ,
6; Vizquel, San Francisco, 6.
HOME RUNS-Howard',
Philadelphia, 31; Pujols, St. 'Louis, 31;
Dunn, Cincinnati, 30; ASoriano,
Washington, 30; CaLee, Milwaukee, 27;
Beltran, New York, 27; Berkman,
Houston, 25.
STOLEN BASES-Reyes, New York,
40; Pierre, Chicago, 36; HaRamirez,
Florida, 27; ASoriano, Washington, 25;
FLopez, Washington, 24; Furcal, Los
Angeles, 24; DRoberts, San.Diego, 24.
PITCHING (11 Decisions)-Webb,,
Arizona, 11-3, '.786, 2.51; TGlavine,
New York, 11-3, .786, -.3.52;
CZambrano, Chicago, 10-3; .769, 3.11;
Penny, Los Angeles, 10-4, .714, 3.22;
Carpenter, St. Louis, 9-4, .692, 2.83;
Trachsel, New York, 9-4 .692, 4.68;
Capuano, Milwaukee, 10-5, .667, 3.49;
Olsen, Florida, 8-4, .667, 4.01; CYoung,
San Diego, 8-4, .667, 3.59.
:STR I KEO UTS-CZambran o-,
Chicago, 141; Harang,'Cincinnati, 129;
Peavy, San Diego, 128; Smoltz, Atlanta,
123; Capuano, Milwaukee, 117; Webb,
Arizona, 117; Bush, Milwaukee, 111;
Arroyo, Cincinnati, 111; PMartinez,
New York, 111.
SAVES-Isringhausen,-St. Louis,
27; Hoffman, San Diego, 25; Turnbow,'
Milwaukee, 23; Gordon, Philadelphia,
23; Lidge, Houston, 22; Borowski,
Florida, 20; BWagner, New York, 19.


STANDINGS
Eastern Conference
WLPctGB
Connecticut 16 6 .727 --
Detroit 15 7 .682 1 .
Indiana 15 8 '.652 1V/2
-Washington 12 11 .522 4%/2
Charlotte 7 16 .304 91/2
New York 4 18.182 12
Chicago 3 19 .136 13
Western Conference
.W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 19' 6 .760 -
Sacramento 15 8 .652 3
Houston 14 11 .560 5
San Antonio, 11 12.478 7
Seattle. 11 12 .478 7
Phoenix 10 12 .455 7YV
Minnesota 8 14 .364 9 /2
Saturday's Games
Phioenlm 3 1 Gnarlote le -
Los Angeles at Indiana, lateI
nrii.ai at Detroit, late .
Seattle at New York, late:
Sacramento'at Minnesota, late
Connecticut at San Antonio, late.
Today's Game
Seattle at Washington, 6 p.m.


STANDINGS
Eastern Conference
W L T PtsGF GA-,
D.C. United 13 1 5 44 36 16
New England 6 6 6 24 24.24
Kansas City 6 10 2 20 21 26
Chicago 5 7 5 20 23 25
Newt York, 4 6 8 20 21 25
Columbus 4, 9 6 18 15 27.
Western Conference.
W L T PtsGF GA,
FC Dallas 10 5 3 33 30 24
Houston 8 3 6 30 28 21
Colorado 7 6 4 25 23 25 -
CDChivasUSA 6 6 7 25 29 25.-,
Los-Angeles 5 10 4 19 15 23
Real Salt Lake 4 9' 4 16 20 24
NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.
Thursday's Game
CD Chivas USA.3, Colorado 3, tie
Saturday's Games -
Los Angeles at Columbus, late'
Kansas City at New York, late
D.C. United at Chicago, late
New England at Houston, late
FC Dallas at Real Salt;Lake, late


Correction
Steven Fortner threw five-plus innings of no-hit baseball for the
Sebring Dixie Pre-Majors in the state tournament semifinal game
on Wednesday. An article in Friday's News-Sun had the incorrect
first name.

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Bluegill fishing still good locally


Courtesy photo
The Sebring Storm held a golf tournament earlier this. month at Harder Hall to raise money for their
trip to the World Series.in South Carolina. Team members are (front row, from left) Shana Basset,
Danielle Lower, Kiara Mora, Katelyn Ostrander, (second row) Heather McIntyre, Amber Tindell and
Jamie Hershkowitz. Not pictured: Chelsey Steedly, Kristen Robertson, Megan Darr, Jennifer Andrews
and Cheyanne Parks.


round, and can
STORM end of yet anc
Continued from IE Pack ing 6-4said
"The heat was' pretty bad," old Dino Lov
said Pack, whose daughter, standing tour
Haley, played on another team around .500,
at the tournament that was also Amber Tindel
eliminated on Saturday. and Kaitlyn
The Storm had to face what Sebring both
Pack said was the tournament's ings.
best team, the South Carolina The Central
Dixie Diamonds, in the next of 'Frostproo


13s
Continued from IE
and two RBIs.
Sebring, however, was never able to counter
Southport's offensive assault, despite Cody
Hoffner's two double night.
And the romp started early. Southport's Jeffrey
Pitts led off the game with a single and moved to
second on an error. One batter later, a long dou-
bleallowed Pitts to trot home. Andrew Burke, Ian,
Phillips and Cody Register then followed up with
RBIs to give their team a 5-0 advantage.
And with only one out recorded, Hoffner was
forced to lift starter Matt Randall and turn to
Toby Solebello to stop the bleeding. The righty


TALES
Continued from 1E
of these things matter regard-
less of where these impression-
able young men and women
may find themselves as adults.'
Unfortunately, as those who
have been longtime observers
of any youth league, can attest
to, the parents don't always
follow the example of the chil-
dren. It's often a reaction from
the stands that will linger in a
player's memory. When mom
and dad can't contain their
inappropriate fervor, the poor
attitudes siphon right back into
the kids.
No one' takes the direct brunt
of bad parental sportsmanship
quite like the umpires. For all
the tantrums and mouthing-off
the players are guilty of, the
most inexcusable conduct often
comes from the bleachers
aimed directly at the men in
blue.
Nine-year Dixie Baseball
umpiring veteran Randy
Sevem knows what it means to
bekrazzed, ridiculed and ran-
kled.
"Most of the time, if they're
just yelling 'Come on blue!
That was a ball!' or 'That was
a strike!'. you let it roll off your
back. Tune: it. out. That's just


me up on the short
other close game,

Sebring 12-year-
wer had an out-
nament, batting
and pitchers
1 of Avon. Park
Ostrander of
had superb out-

Florida Stunners
of, which has


Sebring's Nikki Helms and
Hannah Shoop on the roster,
were still alive on Saturday, as
was the Heartland Craze, which
is coached by Avdn Park High
School assistant coach Dana
Cobb. ,
Haley Pack of Sebring, play-
ing for the Polk County
Stingers, hit '.632 with two
triples, three doubles and 12
RBIs, but the Stineers were
eliminated on Saturday.


worked through the inniing to allow only one hit,
albeit a two-run single, retiring two of the three
batters he faced.
Sebring managed to scratch home a run in their
half. of the first inning when Evan Lewis singled
and scored on a balk. The home team also manu-
factured runs in the second and third innings via
a Brian Van Boven RBI groundout and a Dylan
Sanders RBI single.
However, Southport was scoring in bulk and
continued to roll in the top of the second Brandon
Mayhan drove a rocket over the left-center fence
to make it 8-1. One inning later, Southport's lead
continued to grow in the third with four more
runs on a crushing bases-loaded double and a
Mayhan single, giving Southport an 11-2 advan-


tage.


part of baseball," said Severn.
"If they get abusive, I'll throw
parents out. I've done it before
and I won't hesitate to do it
again."
Problems arise when specta-
tors forget where the line is.
When there's a disagreement
about a call, it's one thing to
voice disapproval. It's another
thing to take it to a personal
level, make the absurd insinua-
tion that the game is rigged or
that the officials are making
calls in favor of a particular
team.
Questioning the integrity of
the umpires is even more
ridiculous when you consider
many of them are teachers and
community-minded citizens
putting,time aside primarily for
the sake' of the kids.
Every local sports writer,
photographer and youth league
administrator remembers a spe-
cific example of spectators
crossing that line. Not only
does it look like sour grapes to
everyone in attendance, it
plants a seed in the minds of
the players. If a call doesn't
'go their way, it's not the nature
of the game, it means they
were hosed.
"They need to remember
that the game is for the kids.
It's not for the umpires and it's
not for the adults," said


Severn. 'Baseball is a great "
game and I love it. I'm not get-
ting rich umpiring. I do it
because I love being out there
for the kids and for the sport."
Bob Uecker was keenly
aware of this conflict when he
wrote his autobiography
"Catcher In The Wry."
"Let's face it. Umpiring is
not an easy or happy way to
make a living. In the abuse
they suffer, and the pay they
get for it, you see.an imbalance
that can only be explained by
their need to stay close to a
game they can't resist."

farius Wilkins is a sports writer
for the News-Sun.


It is just too uncomfortable to be
out on the lake in the midday heat, b
the early morning hours can be
rewarding if you are one of those wh1
can tolerate rolling out of bed before
dawn. The bass fishing is still pretty
good up until 9 or 10 a.m. After that,
the bass will head for deep water or
cover, such as weed beds and shady
shore lines, staying there until sun-
down before coming out to feed.
Early risers will find bass hitting
top-water plugs around weed beds an
boat docks in most local lakes.
Weedless frogs and worms along wit
plastic lizards and creature baits tossed
pads are getting good results. Nothin
heart to pumping like a bass blowing
a frog in the pads. Whewy!
The bluegill fishing is still good in
most local waters, but is beginning t
slow down a bit. The months of
May and June are best as
the 'gills are on the beds.
Bluegill beds are
jammed one right
next to another
on sandy bot-
toms. The male
actually builds .
and guards the bed
This resultsin an inme-
diate attack on anything drop-
ping into the water from abole
Bedding in three to six feet of
water, the female bluegill will pro-
duce between 3,000 and 50,000 eggs
single reproductive season. As man
or more fry may-survive to leave a si
The redears will bed along with blue
Both are a little more tolerant of th
the bass, but they will also head for d
water and shade during the middle of
you can take the heat and fish those d
areas, you'll find that crickets seem t
best bait right now, but red worms ar
ing good numbers of fish. The bluegi
redears spawning season will wind do
the end of this month, but fishing sho
good until then.
Bluegills and redear sunfish are ca
same general area, though the redear
catch, probably due, to its feeding hab
Distinguishing between the two is fai


14s
Continued from 1E
lead until the top of the seventh
when things got interesting.
East.Lakeland's Freem.an led
off the seventh wi th a double
and scored off of a Barber RBI
single. Barber came around to
score before the inning ended
on a pickle between second and
third base.,
After West Volusia missed a
chance to end the game in the
bottom of the seventh on a dis-
puted-call at the plate, Bevers
shut down East Lakeland in the
top of the eighth setting up the


The ear of the bluegill is black, or
ut always very dark in color. The black
ear on a redear has a bright red or
10o pinkish border. Also, the bluegill has
a smaller mouth.
The redear is called a shellcracker
here in the South. Unlike the bluegill,
it feeds on crustaceans and snails. It
has teeth in its throat to crush the
shells of its prey. Shellcrackers are
OUTDOORS not as popular with anglers as the
bluegill due to their feeding on snails
id Lloyd Jones and other bottom-living insects.
For his size, the bluegill is a strong
h battler, especially when taken on light
ed into the tackle. Anglers using spinning gear and tossing
g gets your small. spinnerbaits will enjoy the fight because
, up to take this beautifully colored little scrapper is so eager
to attack that type of bait. Flyrodders will get a
real kick from his pugnacous
0o AL. attack on poppers and sinking
ofliues and bugs.
.. The present Florida record
bluegill
weighed
2.95
e pounds. A
I -super-sized
S '- specimen
S. caught in
l .; ","Alabama
t a weeighed in at 4 pounds, 12
.- ... p a ounce. and holds the world
A record. Average size for 'gills in
Florida is 8 to 12 ounces
Any person \wanting to pursue the state record
during for shellcrackers would need to catch a monster.
ty as 20,000 The state's largest up till now is a 4.86-pounder,
ngle bed. while the world record is a whopping 5 pounds,
gills. 3'. ounces. The average shellcracker in Florida
ue heat than ,will weigh between 10 to 12 ounces, but 1-
leeper pounders are not uncommon when bed fishing.
f the day. If Keeping these figures in the back of your
deeper.' mindcan make a day of bluegill fishing a little
o be the more exciting when a hefty one bends your
e also tak- lightweight rod nearly double. Anticipation of
lls and the monster on your hook makes your heart
own toward pump just a little faster.
)uld remain He may only be a 1-pounder but he fought
like world record: and he is sure gonna look
ought in the good and taste even better on the platter tonight.


is harder to
)it.
rly easy.


E-mail .vour outdoors stoies, pictures and com-
ments to Lloyd Jones at If ohns 'l'tuni.nCet


dramatic conclusion.
Whent Rivera reached after
he was hit by a pitch, West,
Volusia played it safe opting to
keep the speedy Rivera at first,
rather than chance being catight
;stealing. Hadden popped out on
,a deep fly ball to center, height-.
ening:the drama. .
Hero Jimmy Kelly fought off
several curveballs and well-
placed fastballs until he picked
a pitch to drive into the gap in
right-center and the speedy
Rivera scored from first, with
the game-winning run. presseIN -
ing West ,Volusia's undefeated
tournament record and the state
championship.


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KEY "Corbin, Daniel and Taylor
Continued Ifrom IE Townsend have been our big
Continued from E clutch hitters whenever we've
Sebring starter Austin Blanco to needed something," Sebring
start the third. American coach Daniel Ware
Ware pitched the final two. said.
innings, keeping Hernando Sebring will play either
scoreless, and gave himself Holmes County or Liberty
some breathing room with his County today at 4 p.m. in the
two-run bomb in the top of the winners' bracket.

single, Luke Leonard hit a two-
run double and C.J. Butts dou-
Continued f fom 1E bled in a run to put Port St. Joe
Continuedfahead 7-3.
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