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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Creation Date: November 26, 2006
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY'S HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1927







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VOLUME 25/NUMBER 26


Runaway balloon triggers



power outages on Black Friday


Shoppers were not

hampered by

flickering power
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY

SEBRING At about 11:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving, a wauard balloon of the
type flown over businesses to attract atten-
tion. blew into cito of Sebnng power lines.
That entanglement caused a transformer
to fail, w which in turn tripped sub stations off
line. leading to sporadic blackouts through-
out west Sebring.
Power was being restored by 3 a.m.
However, a chill\ morning, on a da\ that
\as off for many people, led to higher than
average electrical consumption as the da\
daw ned. Not only did that demand make it
difficult to get the power grid up and run-
ning again the demand kept tripping the
system off line as it powered up but it
damaged power cables as well.
"We think that demand may have caused
the second round of power outages." C.J.
Drake, a Progress Energy spokesman, said.
because the overload may have caused a
failure at a s\iitching station on the east
side of Lake Jackson.
That occurred at about 7:30 a.m.. at 2030
Lakeview Drive. across the street from the
public library.
Gael Engesser, a homeow ner, heard an
explosion outside her house. She \\as trying
to determine where the noise had come
from when.i ~tihin minutes, a second explo-
sion occurred and she sa\\ smoke coming
out from under metal storm doors covering
the.electric company 's sw itching staiion.i.L..
the front of her property.
Because of the explosions, sparks and
smoke. Engesser called 911
When a third explosion occurred about a
half hour later, police on the scene called in
the fire department and the electric compa-
ny.
"They said the cable was fried." said
Engesser, as workers cut a length of it out.
splicing in a replacement at about 9:30 a.m.
The cable's casing was ruptured, \ith its
insides protruding.
While her lights had flickered, and a
power surge damaged her Internet connec-
tion and melted her portable phone's
innards. Engesser ne\er lost pow er.
That couldn't be said about everyone.
Businesses along the U.S. 27 corridor, as
far north as those in the Sebring Square
Plaza. were affected, although there were
no reports of major shopping disruptions.
At Office Max. Darlene Bowers. man-


CHRIsTOPHER TUTFLEiNeu:-Sun
Progress Energy and Glades line workers were out in force Thanksgiving night and Friday
morning, as they repaired the damage done by a wayw)ard helium balloon that had become
entlined in power lines, triggering a succession of failures within the electrical grid, and
causing sporadic black-outs. An early morning increase in electricity demand is thought to
have complicated the repair, by causing a failure in a s" itching station that led to a second
round of black outs. This crew. working near Tubbs Road on [i. S. 27. were regulating solt-
age through the transformers, as the power came back on line around 9:30 a.m.


ning the customer service desk. said the
power had gone in and out all morning.
"It's geiing us a time," she said, "but
nobody got discouraged and left as far 1


could tell. \e just grouped the customers
together. e er) one w as patient."
B> about 10:30 a.m. power %as back on
for good she said.


Excuses


weigh


in on


obesity
By TAMEKIA MASSALINE
Special to the News-Sun
Whether you blame it on
McDonald's or video games,
obesity is the second-leading
cause of preventable death in
the United States.
Obesity is a disease that
affects nearly one-third of
the adult American popula-
tion. Approximately 127 mil-
lion adults in the United
States are overweight and 60
million are obese, according
to the American Obesity
Association.
In Highlands County. 58.6
percent of adults are over-
weight, according to a 2002
Behavioral Risk Factor
Surveillance S)stem. estab-
lished by the Centers for
Disease Control and
Prel mention.
According to bod) mass
indexes. 34 percent of
Highlands County children
are either at risk or over-
weight.
"We are a good cross-sec-
tion of the country," Alison
Schiewe. general manager of
The Quest Training Center
and Spa in Sebring, said.
The center opened in 2002
and has nearly 1.000 mem-
bers in the highlands County
gaea.
- "Half join for weight-loss
issues." Schiew e said. "Other
issues such as cholesterol
come up later."
There are many factors
that contribute to obesity,
Schiewe said.
"Most people don't eat
breakfast and don't spread
calories out throughout the
day." she said.
Inacti\ ity is another factor.
Due to television, video
games, and technological
advances such as remotes.
\we are not burning enough
calories. Schiewe said.
Portion sizes have
increased. It is a good prac-
tice to ask for a to-go box
See OBESITY, page H1A


Historic Pinecrest Lodge coming down


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
New-S.-n
AVON PARK The old
Pinecrest Lodge on Lake Lotela
is slowly\ coming dow n.
The buildings were neglected
bN the previous ow ner, its new
owner Robert Crews II said.
and it has fallen into serious
disrepair.
"It's in terrible shape." he
said. "and termite infested."
He added that Harder Hall.
another historic building that is
being refurbished, albeit with
some controversy and difficul-
r). was better built from the
beginning, and was in much
better shape when its restora-
tion began. making it worth the
effort.
Pinecrest Lodge. on the other
hand, has deteriorated to the
point w here it is simplN passed
saying, he said.
And while he \ as trying to
salvage any finishing or fur-
nishings of note. Crews said
there is \er little worth keep-
ing.
As for future plans. Crew s
\as undecided. "We are chang-


ing the land use, and preparing
for annexation to A\on Park."
he said. but specific plans had
not been made Probably con-
dominiums or town houses, he
added, but an\ development is
years off so nothing is certain.
The lodge, a graceful two-
storN structure with vaguely
Spanish influences, like rows of
cured windows s running down
its facade, was built in 1925
according to Leoma Bradsha"
Maxwell. ho w rote "The First
Hundred Years of A% on Park."
It \\as built as a private club
Ma\\ell rote. mainly for win-
ter residents to use in season.
The hotel has had a number
of owners, and served as home
to two schools.
In that regard it played an
indirect role in Highlands
Count\ history.
It w;as because Pinecrest
Lodge served as home to the
Highlands School for Girls. that
Doris Gentry, now a retired
countS commissioner, arrived
in Highlands County from
North Carolina in 1966. She
and her husband Paul moved in


Counes. photo
Pinecrest Lodge, on the southeast shores of Lake Lotela, is slowly coming down. Robert Crews 11 has
bought the property but said the historic structure is infested with termites and beyond repair. Specific
plans for the property. which are being prepared for annexation into the city of Avon Park, have not
been made. Crews said.


order to operate the school for
its owner.
Gentry said the school sur-
\i\ed for five years. Students
came from all over, some of
them the children of oil compa-
ny employees working g o'er-


seas. But, she explained, oper-
ating a boarding school is a
\er\ expensive proposition.
While the school had as man)
as 120 students at its peak, from
seventh through 12th grade. it
wasn't able to survive over the


long haul.
"We were very young."
Gentry remembered. She was
just 27 when she arrived. "We
got the school going, but we
were not able to maintain it.
See LODGE, page I1A


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2A News-Sun, Sunday, November 26, 2006


Food and Toy Run to bring



joy, presents, to children


By MATr MURPHY
News-Sun
For one day each December,
needy children will look forward
to the sound of motorcycles.
This year, Sunday, Dec. 9 will
be the special day, as it is the day
of the Seventh Annual Lake
Placid Food and Toy Run.
A caravan of motorcyclists will
travel from Avon Park to Lake
Placid with toys and food in hand
so that the needy children can
have something special for the
holidays.
The run will start at 11a.m. in
the parking lot of the First
Christian Church at 1016 W.
Camphor St. in Avon Park
(behind McDonald's). The group
will proceed to the Action Revival
Family Worship Center, at 139
Williams St. in Lake Placid. in
Lake Placid.
Door prizes and free refresh-
ments will be provided at the
Family Worship Center.
The event is open not only to
motorcyclists, but also to anyone
who would like to caravan with
the group.
The event was started by Avon
Park resident Tony Ballard in
2000. Less than two dozen bikers
participated that year, but the


number has mushroomed to more
than 200 riders in recent years.
Donations needed for the run
include non-perishable food
items, such as canned and boxed
food, as well as unwrapped toys.
All ages of children will be
there to receive gifts, Ballard said,
but sometimes people just buy
toys for younger children.
While there will assuredly be
young children there, Ballard said
don't ignore the older children.
"One area of kids a lot of people
forget are 15- and 16- year-olds,"
he said.
Ballard said each year usually
sees at least 75 children waiting
for gifts at the church. He stressed
that every needy child that comes
out will receive something.
"If we have to stretch it out, we
will," Ballard said. "We always
make sure every kid gets some-
thing."
The Food and Toy Run has
consistently gotten bigger, and
Ballard thanks local riders for
helping. "It's something that.has
grown each year," he said, "due to
the biker community."
Ballard said this toy run is
unique because it's not sponsored
by any organization or club.
"I just get the word out and try


to get everything organized,"
Ballard said. "But I'm not trying
to take credit or anything. It's the
bikers from the different organi-
zations.
"Most toy runs you might hear
about are sponsored by a particu-
lar club or motorcycle club, but
this is just bikers ranging from the
hardcore Harley rider to the
scooter rider. It's just a mixture of
everybody."
Ballard works all year to pro-
mote the event. He said children
come from everywhere, not just
in Highlands County. Last year
two children from Wauchula and
one from Arcadia participated.
"It's for all children," Ballard
said, "not just children in the
area."
Donations can be made any-
time before Dec. 9, the day of the
ride. Donations can be taken
directly to the Family Worship
Center in Lake Placid: Ballard
also said he will pick up any
donations if necessary.
"If anyone wants to donate
anything, I always have a trailer
to haul toys on," he said.
For more information oi the
Food and To\ Run or to make a
donation, contact TonN Ballard at
452-8570. .


Courtesy photo
Tonm Ballard sits on his motorcycle sith his granddaughter April Robinson. Ballard is organizing
the Lake Placid Food and To. Run. whichh provides for needy area children. for the seventh year.


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CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/News-Sun
Rebecca Osbeck, 55, was airlifted rrom the site of an automo-
bile and pickup crash at the intersection of Flare Road and
U.S. 27 in Sebring, Friday morning. Oseck had begun turning
onto U.S. 27 to go south. She had a green light. Laranda White,
a gentleman driving south on U.S. 27, ran his red light, collid-
ing directly into Osbeck's side door. Here the damaged pickup
can be seen, as the helicopter takes Osbeck to Tampa General
Hospital. She was listed in critical condition Saturday after-
noon. White did not require medical attention. Sebring police
have charged him with running a red light.
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Family hopes for runaway teen mom's return


By TREY CHRISTY
News-Sun
AVON PARK With the
holiday season right around the
corner there is an emphasis on
family.
This is the feeling of many
parents, including Maria.
Jimenez who recently became a
grandmother.
However Jimenez is worried.
Her 15-year-old daughter ran
away on Nov. 4 with her 1-year-


old bab. and hasn't been seen
since.
"She only attended three
days of school this month' said
Katrina Caldwell, a family sup-
port worker at the Redlands
Chrisntan Migrant Association.
"prior to that she had excellent
attendance."
Caldwell is part of a program
that provides child care for
teenage parents so they can
continue to go to school and get


an education.
Nlarta Alicia Sanchez attend-
ed Avon Park High School,
where she plaN ed soccer and
was very active in the RCMA
Teen Parent program. where she
participated in meetings and
was even the treasurer of the
.group.
"We want to know if she is
OK and we miss her; her broth-
ers and sisters miss her"
Jimenez said. "Please call or


contact us so we know you are
OK," she added as though
speaking to Sanchez.

The RCMA has been a great
tool for pregnant teens, making
sure parents and children go to
the doctor. The program also
emphasizes education. % ith the
goal being to create parents that
can be independent with a high
school diploma and possess the
kno\ ledge to be a good parent.


Bronson warns consumers, about scams


Si.,tal I t ,. ,t ;i(.a su .Si,."P
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Charles H. Bronson
is warning consumers about the
threat of identitN theft during
the holiday shopping season
He is urging people to protect
their personal information in
order to reduce chances of hav-
ing their identity stolen.
"The hustle and bustle of the
shopping season may make
consumers less aware of
attempts by scam artists to
obtain their personal data,"
Bronson said. It's imperative
that the public be on guard,
especially during the holidays,"
Identity theft continues to be
a serious problem for people
across the United States and
thieves are finding more high-
tech ways of assuming the iden-
tities of unsuspecting \icinms
and committing financial fraud
totaling in the hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars. All an identity'
thief needs is someone's name,
address, Social Security num-
ber and birth date information
often found on driver's licenses
and personal checks. Thieves
can also get the information by
stealing credit card statements,
pre-approved credit card offers
and tax information right out of
a mailbox or garbage can. Here


'are some \a\ s that identity
thieves \\ork:
I' The) open a new credit
card account, using your name,
date ofbirth and Social Security
number. When they use the
credit card and don't pay the-
bills, the delinquent account is
reported on a \ictim's credit
report.
They may call a credit card
issuer and pretending to be the
legitimate cardholder, change
the mailing address on a credit
card account. Then con artist
runs up charges on the account.
Because statements are being
sent to the new address, con-
sumers may riot immediately
realize the\ ha\e been victim-
ized.
They open a bank account
in someone else's name and
write bad checks on that
account.
The) engage in the scam
known as "phishing," where
they pretend to be financial
institutions or companies and
send e-mail spam or Internet
pop-up messages to get you to
reveal your personal informa-
tion.
They may use someone's
personal information to buy
items on the Internet.
Consumers can't prevent


identity) theft, but the) cartl "'al" a t' i f!i' .A.. inui Credit


reduce the chances of being a
victim by observing the follow -
ing tips:
Close all stagnant credit
card accounts and destroy) the
cards.
Mail bills and checks from
a post office or mail drop.
Shred financial documents
and. paperwork with personal
information before discarding.
M Be careful about giving out
personal information when you
haven't initiated the transac-
tion.
Do not respond to solicita-
tions sent by e-mail that direct
you to a web site. Many con
artists will create web sites that
look exactly like a legitimate
site. It is safer to enter a retail-
er's knowii web site so you are
logged onto the legitimate web
site..
Order your credit card at
least once a year from each of
the three national credit bureaus
so you can check for errors and
catch any identity theft early.
Call Experian (800) 682-7654,
Equifax (800) 685-1111 and
Trans Union (800) 916-8800 to
order the reports and inform
them of any mistakes you find..
Consumers can get one free
report from each agency annu-


Report.coim.
Follow up with creditors if
bills do not arrive on time. A
missing credit card bill could
mean an identity thief has taken
over your credit card account
and changed your billing
address to cover his or her
tracks.
Protect your credit card,
bank and phone accounts with
passwords. Avoid using easily
available info such as your
mother's maiden name, your
birth date, or the last four digits
of your Social Security number.
Give your Social Security
number only when absolutely
necessary. Ask to use other
types of identifiers when possi-
ble. Do not put your Social
Security number on your
checks.
Consumers who want to
report suspicious activities can
call the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services hotline at (800)
HELPFLA (800-435-7352).

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hospitals

By MATT MURPHY
News-Sun
LAKE PLACID A major
wreck Tuesday night near Lake
Placid resulted in four Sebring
residents being sent to hospi-
tals, with one passenger sus-
taining critical injuries.
John Flowers, 61, of Sebring,
was traveling with :his wife
Lynn, 60, and two other passen-
gers, Steve and Marlene
' Jenkins of Sebring.
'- According '- to,- Florida'
SHighway .Patrol's accident
report, Flowers was driving
west on Skipper Road. He was.
in the process of crossing U.S.
27, and had made it to the medi-
an when he turned directly into
the path of the semitrailer
combo truck driven by Angel
Lopez, 74, of Carol City.
The left front of Lopez'
truck collided with the right
front of Flowers' car. The colli-
sion sent the Chevrolet 'spin-
ning 270 degrees, and it finally
stopped facing northwards' on
the southbound lane of U.S. 27.


Counes5 phoio
The remains of John Flowers' 2001 Chevrolet sits on U.S. 27
Tuesday night after colliding with a semi truck. Flowers was hit
after pulling out in front of the truck on US. 27 southbound.
Flowers and three other passengers in the car were transported to
area hospitals. Flowers' wife Lynn was ejected from the rear of Ihe
car and suffered critical injuries.,JohnFlowers was cited for failupk
to yield the right-of-way.


Lynn Flowers was ejected
through the rear window of the
car onto the pavement. She was
transported to Tampa General
Hospital and listed in critical
condition. John Flowers sus-
tained minor injuries and was
transported to Flonda Hospital
Lake Placid.
Steve and Marlene Jenkins
were both transported to
Highlands Regional Medical
Center. Steve sustained serious
injuries while Marlene suffered


minor injuries. All passengers
were wearing their seat belts. ,
Lopez's truck came to rest
against an embankment on the
far side of the road. Lopez sus-
tained minor injuries and
refused to be transferred to a
hospital.
Flowers was cited with fail-
ure to yield the right-of-wa) .
Both southbound lanes were
blocked for about 45 minutes,
and one lane was blocked for an
additional'20 minutes.


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grant
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lead agency for Tak
Children, has quali
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foundation can inc
number of Take Stoi
ships it provides tc
students in Highland
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academic year.
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Foundation', as well as the qualified students are there, and school, obey the code of stud
communityy growing level of financial and mentors will come forward." conduct, stay crime- and dr
SInc., the mentor support. Willey pointed our that. with free, and meet their mer
:e Stock in Dr. DavidWilley. foundation the required local and state once a week.
field for a president, said,"We are delight- matching support, the grant will In return, the program p
large Chal- .ed that SFCC has been awarded bring a total of $480,000 for the tuition for scholars to ea
result, the this opportunity to expand our Take Stock scholarships, to the bachelor.s degree by spend
crease the donor base and enable Take' SFCC Foundation,s tri-county two years at any of Florida's
ck scholar- Stock In Children to grow." district. Florida's Philip A. community colleges and 1
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with the Appelquist said. college, according to Mike
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am coordi- expanded local base 6f donors grade, recipients sign a contract L i
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OBITUARIES

Marian Barnhart
Marian A. Barnhart, 79, of Rosemary Lagoni
Sebring, died Friday, Nov. 24, Rosemary Lagoni, 97, of
2006, in Sebring. Daytona Beach, died Friday,
Born in Cleveland, she had Nov. 24, 2006, in Daytona
been a resident of Sebring since Beach.
1979, coming from Miami. Born in Savannah, Ga., she
She was a telephone operator moved to Florida in 1928. She
for the aeronautical radio indus- lived in Avon Park before mov-
try and a real estate agent and ing to Daytona Beach in 1985.
broker. She was a member of She worked for many years
the Ladies of the Elks; a volun- in administrative positions with
teer for the Arthritis first the railroad in Tampa and
Foundation; and a member of later, for approximately 20
various bowling leagues at years, with Electrolux
Kegel Bowling Center in Corporation in Orlando and
Sebring and Royal Palms Tallahassee. While in
Bowling Center in Lake Placid. Tallahassee, she sometimes
Survivors include her daugh- served as a housemother at
ter, Cheryl Hanson of Sebring; Florida State University's
son, William Herrington of Home Economics House and
Fruit, Colo.;. four, grandchil- instructed bridge groups at the
dren; and three great-grandchil- college. She was an avid card
dren. player and especially enjoyed
Visitation will be from 5-7 bridge, in which she was recog-
p.m. Tuesday at Stephenson- hized as a Golden Age Master.
Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. She was a devout Catholic and
Graveside service will be at 10 was a member of Our Lady of
a.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Grace Catholic Church, Avon
Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, Park, before moving to
with the Rev. James Weed offi- Daytona Beach and joining the
citing. St. Paul Parish.
Survivors include her daugh-
Lowell Montgomery ter, Patricia Lagoni of Daytona
Lowell Eugene Beach; sons, Louis Jr. of Avon
(Gene) Montgomery, Park and William A. of
78, of Sebring, died Indianapolis; eight grandchil-
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 006. dren; 24 great-grandchildren;
Born in Popular Bluff, Mo., and three great-great-grandchil-
he moved to Sebring in 1990 dren.
coming from Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial
He retired after more than 30 '; will be at the Basilica of St.
years with the United States Paul at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with
Coast Guard in 1973 with the Father Tim Daly and Father
rank of CWO3 (MAT). During Robert Webster co-officiating.
World War II, he served in the A Rosary service and visita-
Merchant Marines. He was the tion will be from 6-8 p.m.
owner of L.E. Montgomery Monday. There will be a 7 p.m.
Carpentry Shop, affectionately Rosary service at' Lohman
known as "Polar Bear." Funeral' Home Ormond,
Survivors include his wife, Ormond Beach, and a .second
Johnny Jo; daughter, Marla Mass at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
Jean Patrock of Walnut Creek, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Calif; sons, John of Quincy, Ill. Church, Avon Park, with Father
and James Robert of Ohio; Gerald Grogan officiating. The
brothers, Aubrey of Godfrey, committal service will immedi-
Ill. and Robert of Indialantie; ately follow at Bougainvillea.
and six grandchildren; and one Cemetery, Avon Park.
great-grandchild. Memorial donations may be
Visitation~twill be from 2-4 made in hermo.y..,to the
*p.m. Tuesd t IMo t:,.Funeral.- 1 rt l o Ic ai 7.
-- iChapel, Se i lh,.on-.' MTIalK St:-'Oatona 'B0[h,
ors will be" .1 2:3?0 p:' ." FL32114. Condolences-may be
Wednesday at Florida National shared with her family at
Cemetery, Bushnell. www.lohmanfuneralhomescom.


Arthur Pollard
Arthur A. Pollard,
.94, of Avon Park,
died Thursday, Nov.
23,2006..
Born in Frostproof, he had
been a resident of Avon Park
since 1959.
He was a foreman in the cit-
rus industry. He served in the
United States Army during
World War II. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife,
Hilda; sons, Carroll of Avon
Park and James F. of Lehigh
Acres; three grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1-2
p.m. today at Stephenson-
Nelson. Funeral Home, Avon
Park. A graveside funeral serv-
ice will be follow at 2 p.m. at
Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
Avon Park, with Dr. Vernon
Harkey officiating.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Good Shepherd
Hospice.


Boyd Singletay
Boyd Carson
Singletary, 61, of
Avon Park, died
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, in
Avon Park.
Born in Greensboro, N.C.. he
moved to Avon Park in 1951.
He worked for the city of
Avon Park for the past 20 years.
He was a veteran serving in the
United States Navy during the
Vietnam War aboard the aircraft
carrier U.S.S. Saratoga.
Survivors include his wife of
38 years, Mary Ann; daughter,
Tammy; father, James; brother,
Thomas; and three grandchil-
dren.
A private family service was
conducted.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Children's Home
Society, 1000 S. Highlands'
Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.
Morris Funeral Chapel of
Sebring handled the arrange-
ments.


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


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and club sandwiches.


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Square Shopping Center with all the bells and new people in to,
w histles. He and his w
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hot and freshly toasted sandwiches. Customers never.tired of o0
are encouraged to customize their order to satisfy who come in six
their taste. Begin by picking a favorite bread, thing. But I'm pa
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and cheese. Then choose from a variety of veg- Another favorite
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Ellen H. Walcher,
88 of Lake Placid, passed away
Sunday, November 19, 2006 at
Florida Hospital Lake Placid. She
was born in Cleveland, OH to par-
ents, Louis and Eunice Foote and
had been a resident of Lake Placid
since 1981 coming from OH. She
was a member of Memorial United
Methodist Church in Lake Placid.
Mrs Walcher was preceded in death
by her husband, Elroy. She is sur-
vived by her loving children, Joan
Deeble, Thomas and Neil Walcher: 8
grandchildren; 13 great grandchil-
dren; sisters, Jean Walcher of FL,
Esther Kish of AZ; brothers, Herben
Foote of FL, and Earl Foote 9f OH
Funeral Service and Burial will take
place in Ohio under the direction of
Eastmans Funeral Home. 200 W.
Main Street, New London (491) 929-
3781. Local arrangements entrusted
to Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid
FL (863) 465-4134.


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Youth Partners give students positive direction


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK This time
last year, Avon Park High
School senior Steven Snyder
hadn't given much thought to
what he was going to do after
high school.
This year is different. Since
joining the Heartland
Workforce's and South Florida
Community College's Panther
Youth Partners program last
summer, Snyder a die-hard
athlete now has goals.
according to his mother, Regina
White. "He says: 'I want to go
to college.' He's maturing.
Since starting in the program.
he's staying on task, working
harder in school to keep his
grades up."
These goals are White's
goals, too.
"I don't want to live on the
comer," said Snyder, who cred-
its his mother as well as Avon
Park High School football
coach Ernest Perkins for giving
him direction. Snyder's now a
dual-enrolled student in SFCC's
Air Conditioning and Heating
Technologies program, which
gives him credit toward an
occupational certificate while
he works to finish high school.
"It's interesting," Snyder said
about his vocational course.
"I'm really getting a feel for it."
All this, on top of playing
high school football and basket-
ball.
The Panther Youth Partner
program has shown Snyder that
there is life after high school.
Though he was always pretty
good at math and considers
himself "an A-B-C" student,
Snyder was struggling more
that he should have because his
reading skills weren't up to par.
Specific tutoring in the subject
at Panther Youth summer camp
last year gave Snyder new con-
fidence: I think I'm catching
up" with reading.
"He's doing extremely well,"
agreed his mother, obviously
pleased with the change she's
seen in her son. "He's so excit-
ed about his refrigeration class-
es" and is becoming very.good
,dat anything in'ol ing technolo-.
Sgy and computers. She said he
also talks a lot about the more


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Steven Snyder now has specific goals after he graduates from A on
Park High School, and his mother, Regina W\hite. credits much of
that to his participation in South Florida Community College's
Panther Youth Program. The ear-round program steers more
resources toward at-risk high school students in Highlands, DeSolo
and Hardee counties. Panther Youth Program graduates are better
prepared to either go to work. pursue vocationall training, or get a
college degree.


goal-oriented students he's got-
ten to know better through par-
ticipation in the Panther Youth
Partners.
The growth White sees in
Snyder is just the :kind of
change Panther Youth Partner
hopes to spur. This 'ear.
SFCC's Panther Youth Partner
enrolled 61 students. Last year,
the program graduated 19 stu-
dents. All of them either found
jobs in the community or went
on to post-secondary education.
Although all the high schools
offer supplemental assistance to
help students with their aca-
demic studies, Panther Youth
Partner targets "at risk" stu-
dents and steers them towards
one of two pathways: prepara-
tion for.work after high school
graduation, or preparation for
college or vocational training.
"At risk" students miay ha!e
challenges throughout their
school year The temptation to


drop out of high school is high
Rather than let suclh \outh fail.
Panther Youth Parmnei stall
motivate these vulnerablee stu-
dents to earn higher grades and
focus on their future. said
SFCC's Eddie Ctiencis.
Panther southh Partner program
specialist.
"It's workingg" said Gilda
li\on. one of A\on Park High
School's Panther Youth Partner
mentors. She gets mole ques-
tions from Panther Youth
,partner students t\ho r \ant t:t
know what kind of classes the\
should take that support specif-
ic careers that catch their inter-
est. "This program offers stu-
dents a choice," and the sooner
they enter it. the sooner they get
on track and stay on it, she said.
"The students are seeing their
scores come up. arnd sometimes
the 're surprised. Wed'tell them
thirigs like 'Read more, evei'if
it's not an assignment.' For


some students, that's all the
direction they need. Others.
well, they still need to be told
three or four times what the\
need to do."
"Someone is making that
extra effort to show these stu-
dents ,hy they need to do more
than their peers 'have' to,"
Cuencas said. "Then. they give
them the tools."
Panther Youth Partner started
as a two-week summer school
camp at SFCC, funded by a.
grant from the Heartland
Workforce. Participams ileamed
life management skills. began
e\ploiiln careers of interest.
iand received tutoring in leading
and math In 21:102. SFCC anain
parneied with the Heartland
Workforce to create a comple-
hensive sear-round academic
and career oriented mentoring
and support program, Serine
ninth through 12th graderi'
Panther Youth Partner operates
,at all file hiih scliools in
SFCC's thiee-county dirrict of
HiahlanJds. DeSoo andl Hardee
Counties.
Here's h\iI it v orks:
Students like Sn\der are
as,,.ned a Hardee and .academ-
.c iuiOl in his or her home high
iichoo:i. Each high school has
d,--,-nllated Hardee andr mentors
\\viho iack their students' aca-
cirein progress and offei spe-
cific Cguidance sert ices that help
students not just finish hi'gh
school but gie them direction
matter gradtuation
1-Th11 students take ea test
th:at meastire their progress, par-
ticulairl after tutoring. The pro-
glJam requires students to job
shadow at local businesses,
often arranged b, Cuencas and
Jackie Tillman. SFCC'-. case
data specialist. The college's
Paul Fo\. director of Career
Planning Ser' ices, and academ-
ic countlselors, also sit do\ r
v.ith them Students begin
developing re,.umes and learn
the importance of achieving
Sea ll accomplishmenis so their
rellsumen aniount to more than a
.'blank sheet of paper
N hi\n aid hei Pantihc
Youth Partner ttdernits tLI-c a
i-Web site I..,ligied t he)lp stu-
dents map out options for spe-


cific career choices. At least.
twice a week at:Avon Park High
School, the 20-some Panther
Youth Partner students are
required to report to before- and
after-school study/mentoring
sessions. Also attending are
their Panther Ycuth Partner
inentors, who make sure they
complete their school\ ork.

Every summer, all Panther
Youth Partner participants from
all five high schools ,acioss the
tri-county area attend summer
sessions at the college. All
PaLnher Youth Partner students


know that program staffis mon-
itoring their progress. Each
takes the College Placement
Test, which colleges use when
.considering the admission of
prospective students. In
Mixon's experience, the
Panther Youth Partner students'
grades go up, they stay in
;cho.'l,. the\ do a better job of
<., ii.w out of trouble because
the, have someone to talk to,
and they feel better about them-
.elI'.e and their futures.
For more. information about
Pa.ntihel Youth Partners, call
Cueaics at 453-6661, ext. 7161.


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Florida mulls

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eBay businesses
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ORLANDO The eBay
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Now add Florida to the
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S-' for Dec. 7 NASA shuttle launch


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Ground has been turned for the construction of Mid Town Center business condominiums in Lake
Placid. Present for the Nov. 16 e eni were (from left) Dana Hurlbut, owner of Central Security; Kerry
Thompson, vice president, commercial loan officer, Heartland National Bank; Judy Welker, vice presi-
dent of sales and marketing; Mike Sanders, Prudential Sanders Realty; Lake Placid Mayor Tom
Katsanis; Ireland Sander, Prudential Sanders Realty; Lake Placid.Police Chief Phil Williams; Eileen
M chief executive officer, Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce; Rob Wells, MIDG construction
supervisor; Bill Brantle, o "ner of Brantley Construction; Nlark Tolson, MDG vice president of develop-
ment, and Meri Testorsi, MDG project development. ':

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at 147 Tower Street in Lake
Placid took police No,. 16. The.
Lace- Pl~ic' Chlimber oif
Cohieherce presided over the
groundbreaking, which marks
the* beginning of construction
for the region's newest com-
mercial space.
MDG'. Capital will.be con-
structinrig two Old Florida-style
buildings with 10,200 square


feet each that include covered
porches, dormer windowss and,
lap siding. Each building will
house six condominiums that
local businesses can lease or
purchase as a'commercial con-
-dominium.
According to officials, pur-
chasers are enthused with the
opportunity to purchase their
own office or retail space, as
they are able to enjoy property
appreciation, equity build up,
tax benefits and pride of owner-
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sale to take photos with new
owners in this exceptional new
community.
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ent Hihlarnd Lakes Reserve to
the public." FL Land Partlrers .
Vice, President 'Barbara Nolan ^E "L
,said. ."Lakefront home sites
like these can be very hard to
,come by in South Florida. This 4. -,- .
sale is a rare opportunity to
acquire gorgeous, cenitiall .
located waterfront land at a
.highly competitive price."
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private, gated lakefront. comi-
munity with magnificent one-
to three-acre parcels. It offers a -. -.. a
beautiful combination of mead- SUN 'N LAKE '-
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Each condominium will fea-
ture 1.200 square feet under air.
with an additional 500 square
feet of storage available. In
addition to the customer entry
at the front of the building.
there will also be a rear delil ern
entrance with a garage door.
The condominiums will be
offered for sale or rent at pre-
construction prices.
MDG Capital subsidiaries or
its principals are also involved
in two other significant com-
mercial projects in Highlands
County IUptowi n Center, a
retail'professional park ,in the
Lake Placid area, which, fronts
nearly ,half a mile on U.S. 27,
and a \algreen's on the south-
west corer of U.S. 27 and
Interlake Boulevard.


Special to-the News-Sun
Seven astronauts training for
an International Space Station
construction mission completed
a practicecountdown last.week
for a targeted Dec. 7 launch at
Kennedy Space Center.
The shuttle Discovery astro-
nauts spent the week in Florida,
getting a taste of what it will
feel like ..wl n launch day
arrives in less than three weeks.
One of the astronauts, Robert
L. Curbeam Jr., is the cousin to
Patricia Brice and Lauretta
Brice -Stephens, both of
Sebring.
This Dec. 7 launch is not the
first for Curbeam. He is a veter-
an of two space flights: STA-85
in 1997 -a 12-day mission
that was accomplished in 189
Earth orbits, traveling 4.7 mil-
lion miles in 284 hours and 27
minutes, and STA-98 in 2001,
which continued the task of
building -and enhancing the
International Space Station by
delivering the U.S laboratory
module Destin). The shuttle
spent seen da s docked to the
station while Destiny was
attached.
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Robert L. Curbeam Jr., a cousin
of Sebring residents Patricia
Brice and Lauretta Stephens,
plans to be on the Dec. 7 shuttle
launch from Kennedy Space
Center.

assembly, Curbeam logged
more than 19 Extravehicular
activities hours in three space
walks.
What he does seems compli-
cated to his family.
"As I understand it,
Extravehicular activities
require some of the most com-


plex technical skills, sophisti-
cated technologies and human
capabilities of all emissions
undertaken in space," Lauretta
Stephens said.
"We all are proud of him for
his accomplishments."
Curbeam's parents live in
Maryland, but he has many
cousins in Florida. He is the
father of two children.
He has a bachelor of science
degree in aerospace engineer-
ing from the U.S. Navy
Academy and a master's degree
in :aeronautical engineering
from the Naval Postgraduate
School.
Between the two flights,
Curbeam served as a spacecraft
communicator responsible for
relay ing all voice communica-
tion between Mission Control
and crews, aboard the space
shuttle and International Space
Station. After his second flight,
he also served as the CAPCOM
Branch Chief.
During the spring of 2002. he
served as deputy associate
administrator for Safety and
Mission Assurance, at NASA
Headquarters, Washington,
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Community
News and events


Activities slated
for VFW
SEBRING The Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 4300's
events for next week are as
follows:
Sunday Karaoke will
be from 5-8 p.m.
Tuesday Ladies
Auxiliary will be serving tacos
from 5-7 p.m. The house com-
mittee meeting will be at 6:30
p.m. Live music will be from
5-8 p.m.
Wednesday A shrimp
dinner will be served from"
5:30-7 p.m., with live music
from 6-9 p.m.
Thursday Hamburgers
will be served from 11:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m.

Food and fun
slated at Moose
LAKE PLACID Lake
-Placid Moose ill hae these
events'iext week in the lodge
for members and qualified
guests:
Sunday Pavilion opens
at noon. Chicken dinner
served at 6 p.m. Karaoke will
be in pavilion by Pete Ruano
from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 29 -
SSpaghetti dinner will be
served 5-7 p.m. Karaoke by
Connie will be at 4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 30 -
Burgers, jumbo hot dogs and
fries r ill be.served 6 p.m.
Music by Steve Baker \ ill be
from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Garden Club of
Sebring sets
Guest Day
SEBRING The Guest
Da\ noon luncheon meeting of
the Garden Club of Sebring
% ill be Monday at the Sebring
. Ch.icCenter...._.7 .__.---.
Sue Rood. master gardener.
"ill present the program "All
About Herbs." Past presidents
will be honored at the meet-
ings.
For information, call 402-
1552 or 402--193. Winter res-
idents as well as Sebring resi-
dents are welcome at the
meetings.

Single seniors to
enjoy comedy
SEBRING The Single
Senior Connections Club \ ill
meet at the Chateau Elan
Wednesday for the comedy\


and Italian buffet night.
Anyone who is single and
older than 50 can call 385-
9838 for details.
Ranch washing
vehicles today
SEBRING The Last
Chance Ranch Boys Ranch
will be hosting a car wash
from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
today at Advance Auto Parts
for a donation (includes com-
plete drying and tires).
Proceeds will help raise
funds for trailer.
Small business
seminar
planned
SEBRING The Small
Business Development Center
of the Heartland will present a
free seminar titled "Steps To
Start A Small Business" from
2-4 p.m. Wednesday. Nov. 29.
at the Heartland Workforce
Center. 2730 U.S. 27 North.
The seminar will be taught
b\ Bob Ray mond, certified
business anal) st with the
SBDC. It is designed for per-
sons thinking of starting a
small business, or who ha'e
started a business, and %%ant to
make sure they did it correct-
1\. Licenses. marketing and
business plans are among the
items discussed.
Call Ra mond at 385-3672.
ext. 240 to reserve a space in
the seminar or for details.
Moose sets New
Year's Eve Gala
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Moose % ill be hosting a
New Year's E'e Gala
Celebration at the lodge
Sunday,. Dec. 31.
Prime rib dinner with all the
trimming-s \ ill be served at 7
p.m. Party favors, open bar,
- continentah-breakfasratratmd -
night. Music \\ill be pro\ ided
bs Saxman & Posse. Open bar
will be from 8:30 p.m. to
12:30 a.m.
Reserne a seat in advance


by making a reservation. Cost
is $40 per person or $75 per
couple. Call lodge at 465-
0131.

Retired school
employees to
meet Dec. 4
SEBRING Retired
Pennsylvania school employ-
ees will meet at 11 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 4, at Homer's
Smorgasbord, off the Sebring
Parkway near U.S. 27.
These twice yearly gather-
ings provided an opportunity
for former professional and
support staff personnel both to
socialize informally and to
discuss mutual post-retirement
concerns. Among other items.
those attending i ill hear and
discuss the latest news about
pension benefits for school
retirees and 2007 medical
insurance programs sponsored
by the retirement system.
Although sponsored by the
local chapter of the
Penns Ilvania Association of
School Employees, the lunch-
eon get-together is open to all
former Penns ylania school
staff members and guests w ho

reside full or part time in this
area. Any interested person
\\ ho has not vet made a reser-
\ation should call 471-3769 or
385-9128 as soon as possible.
but no later than Frida\.

Property
owners plan
meeting
SEBRING The Sun "N
Lake property o%\ ners and res-
idents association \ ill conduct
its monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Monday at the Sun "N Lake
Community Center.
The agenda \will include dis-
cussion of development in Sun
"N Lake. Refreshments \ ill be
pro\ ided.

Orchid Society
to hear from

SEBRING The Orchid
Society of Highlands Counts
will ha'e its monthly meeting
at 7 p.m. Monday at the


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Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, 4509 George Blvd.
The speaker this month will
be Jim Roberts, owner of Sun
Coast Orchids in Myakka
City. Roberts was a hobbyist
living in Minnesota and was
employed by the largest retail
garden center in the Midwest.
'He was given the opportunity
to travel all over the United
States, Europe and Hawaii vis-
iting all of the major orchid
nurseries. Roberts moved his
family to Florida in 2001 and
became a commercial grower.
Roberts will have plants for
sale.
Guests are always welcome
and people don't have to be
knowledgeable of orchids to
attend. For information, con-
tact Ed Fabik at 465,2830.

HCLA meets
SEBRING There will be
a Highlands County Lakes
Association Tourist Tax
Projects Committee meeting at
8:30 a.m. Nlonday in the
Purchasing Conference room
at 4344 George Blhd.
The public is invited to
attend.

Arc Parents
Group hosts
Benefits
Planning
Seminar
SEBRING The Ridge
Area Are Parents Group
in\ ites an\ self-ad\ocates n ith
disabilities seeking emplo-
ment. parents and profession-
als to a Benefits Planning
Seminar Friday at the
Heartland Career Connection
One Stop Center, 2730 U.S.
27 North.
Registration and a continen-
tal breakfast starts at 8:30
a.m., and the seminar is from
9 a.m. to noon. Topics to be
covered include Social
Security. Medicaid, and the
Impact of wages on benefits.
To register, call Ridge Area
,., Ar. 452-1295. ,.;I
Arc Parents Group acts as a
support group for guardians.
as ieell as advocates for peo-


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abilities.Tie mission of the
Ridge Area Arc and the Arc
Parents group is to promote
for all persons'in its service
area wAh developmental and
other disabilities the opportu-
nity to choose and realize their
goals.

Chamber
collecting gifts
LAKE PLACID The
Greater Lake Placid Chamber
of Commerce will once again
be collecting new and
unwrapped gifts for the.needy
children of Lake Placid. -
The chamber will be col-
lecting these items, starting this
Tuesday through Friday. Dec.
15. at the chamber office. All
items will be.donated to
Manna Ministries for distribu-
tion throughout the communi-
ty.

Festival of
Lights kicks off
Tuesday night
SEBRING E'eryone is
in% ited to join the Festial of
Lights at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center.
Admission is by donation
and all proceeds benefit Ridge
Area Arc.
Millions of dazzling lights
will fill the skN as e\er\one
listens to their favorite sounds
of the season. Hot cocoa and
freshly-baked cookies \\ill be
served. Santa and Mrs. Claus
will be making an appearance.
York Rite
Masons to meet
AVON PARK Highlands
Chapter 64. Royal Arch
Alasons and Heartland Council
43, Royal and Select Masters.
Siill meet Tuesday at
Highlands Shrine Club, 2604'
State Road 17.
The festi\ cities of the e\ent
will start at 6 p.m.. w ith a co\ -
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Continued from 1A
and put half of your dinner in
the box for later so you are not
tempted to eat more than you
really need..
"We should not use the word-
diet, it insinuates short term,"
Schiewe said. "We should think
of good eating habits as a com-
plete lifestyle change."
Derek Carlton, the Highlands
County Health. Department's
program coordinator for chron-
ic disease health promotion and
education, agrees that lack of
physical activity and poor eat-
ing habits are the major cul-
prits.
For the youth, this past sum-
mer Highlands County imple-
mented a pilot project called
VERB Summer Scorecard.
The main focus of VERB is
to promote physical activity.


Carlton said. It does not tell
kids what to do, it just encour-
ages them to get out and do
something.
The program, aimed at 9- to
13-year-olds, rewarded them
for hours of activity. With a
filled scorecard initialed by an
adult, children were eligible for
prizes that ranged from an
Apple iPod nano to bicycles
and skateboards at the grand
finale.
A total of 465 kids turned out
to VERB activities throughout
the summer. Carlton is opti-
mistic about the growth of the
program for next year.
"It:is a project that builds on
itself and we expect even more
kids next year," Carlton said.
"Individuals and families,
need to integrate activity into
their everyday life," he said. ,
Simple things such as takinig
walks, washing the .car, or
working in the yard are ways of
increasing activity levels,


Carlton said.
Highlands County is not tak-
ing the issue lightly. The health
department is actively address-
ing the issue.
The Community Health
Improvement Planning, or
CHIP, is implementing a pro-
gram called MAPPING. MAP-
PING, or mobilizing for action
through planning and partner-
ship, outlines the elements for
health. CHIP makes recommen-
dations on how to spend public
health funds and is actively
engaged in addressing commu-
nity health issues, Carlton said.
Anyone interested in the
problem of obesity and who
wants to spearhead efforts in
tackling the issues in the county
is encouraged to come out to a
CHIP comminee meeting. The
committee meets at 9:30 a.m.
every third Thursday of every
month in the Highlands County
Health Department in Sebring.


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Bobby Pendergrass, of Sebring, volunteerss his time Tuesday morning to help paint the exterior
of the Atonement Lutheran Church in Sebring. Pendergrass said 'That's what Thanksgiving is
all about.'


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P\GE 13A SUNDAY. NO\ EMBER 26. 2006


TUFFIN' IT

WITH TUFFLEY

Christopher Tuftley




Going



postal

I thought I might be in trou-
ble when I arried at the
Sebring dow\ ntow n post office
and ,was assigned to ride ith
Roger Sands, a nearly 22 \ear
veteran letter carrier.
That was because of the
way people laughed when the\
found out I \\as to shadow
him. and because more than
one person told me I'd be w ise
to take something for motion
sickness before starting out.
They weren't kidding.
I joined Sands along his
route, delivering to the busi-
nesses in the Sebring Square
shopping plaza. Actually, it
la\s out as to\\ malls one
south, one north.
I hadn't realized ho\ man\
stores and offices ere located
there.
Sand_ set out at almost a
run. ducking in and out of
doors, s~a ing hello. as he
dropped off and picked up
mail. I %%as out of breath after
only 10 minutes.
When we got to the
Fairmount Plaza. and I faced
the stairs leading up to the
Cohan Radio Group, a steep
flight of stairs by the \ay. I
watched in disma\ as Sands
bounded up them almost two
at a time.
I hung onto the banister and
dragged my self up. panting at
the top.
Then he flew do\ n a long
corridor, as I stumbled behind
him. and he tore dow% n another
steep staircase on his \ay\ out
w while I carefullN descended
step by careful step.
\e got back into the LLV
That's w\ hat they call the mail
trucks long life vehicless
w here gymnastics were
required I had to cra I o\er
his seat and ease by stacks of
tra s filled with letters and
mrragazines. t Isted into a pret-
zel lust to get to the jump seat
which \\as set up in the back.
surrounded bi bins and stacks
of mail. Before I had a chance
to recover, "%e took oft from
another strip mall and another
similar fast-paced deli'eN -
only this time I sta ed put.
catching mi breath.
It ",as going on I p.m. b\
that time and Sands had been
\'orkillg since about 7 a.m.
One thin ci ilians need to
understand, he said. Is that the
mail i in constant motion.
Tw\enti-tour hours a day.
seen da\s a \eek. 52 weeks
out of the year. the postal ser-
vice's processing plants are
constantly working. The\
mrle billions of pieces of mail
though the system e'ery year.
It never stops.
On Sunda\s. for example.
while there is rio home deli' -
ery. trucks from processing
centers in Lakeland or Tampa.
continue to deliver the mail to
the post office. That means on
Monday. letter carriers are
delivering two dayss of mail.
Ditto after holiday\ s. It ne'er
ends.
And del\iers is onls the last
thing letter carriers do.
N Machines ha\e made a
tremendous difference in the
was mail is sorted and pre-
pared for deliver:,.
A letter mailed in Sebring
has to travel to a processing
center here it begins the sort-
ing process
Optical scanners can read
most envelopes. They do the
initial sorting If the machine
can't read an address it is dis-
played on a monitor where an
individual will read it. Those


optical checkers are often a far
distance from the actual piece
of mail they check, it is all
done electronically.
See POSTAL, page 15A


NEWS-SUN SEBRJNG. FLA.


Letter carrier



Competition fierce; applicants plentiful


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
,' u .5 ',,
SEBRING Make all the
jokes \ou want about the
United States Postal Ser ice.
the fact is people want to join
in.
It is not so much that it is an
institution older than the nation
it series ha\ ing been found-
ed in Mlay of 1775 b\ Benjamin
Franklin, at the request of the
Second Constitutional
Congress.
Or the fact that the work is
important.
No. the most likely\ reason
the postal ser lce is a popular
employer is because the money
is good and the benefit package
excellent.
In the spring of 2004. for
example. the median mail carri-
er earned $f44.450. according to
Department of Labor statistics.
The bottom 10 percent earned
about $31.9I8. whilee the top 10
percent earned more than
$54.000.
But be warned. like most
things in life, there is a price to
pay.
For one thing, the competi-
tion for jobs is fierce.
Many. e\en most. postal
workers waited months to \ears


for the chance to deliver the
mail. And then they usually
started out part-time or not as a
letter carrier
That is because the post
office, an independent, national
organization 'with regional cen-
ters Highlands County is a
part of the southeast hub, which
has its headquarters in
Memphis. Tenn. only sched-
ules entrance examinations
when there are job openings.
Those are slow to material-
ize. Not only do most postal
workers stay w ith the ser ice
for their entire careers, but w ith
improved automation and
increase competition from the
private sector and the Internet.
the postal service is seeing a
reduction in its force. At the
moment. for example. there is a
hiring freeze.
When openings do occur.
the\ are filled first from a list of
current employees who w ish to
upgrade or transfer to a ne"\
location. Only then are ne"\
candidates selected b\ the
local postmaster from a list
of approved applicants.
Gering on that list is not eas.
in itself.
First, there is a computerized
test that must be passed w ith a


Roger Sands became a letter carrier after spending four years in the
Marine Corps. He moied to Sebring from Pennsylhania to take a
job as letter carrier after spending nearly three years on the waiting
list.


score high enough to be com-
petiti'e.
The exam tests for memory
and speed and accuracy hen
checking names and numbers.
In addition, an applicant
must be an American citizen, at
least IS ears old. ha'e a \alid
drivers' license with a good
dri\ ing record, be able to lift 70
pounds. and ha\e a thorough
knowledge of English
Veterans are gi\en a fi'e-
point handicap. and veterans
who were wounded in combat
receive a 10-point ad antage.


Then the names are listed by
scores The local postmaster
\ill pick the top three names to
fill the position. If no one of
that three is interested another
trio is selected.
Applicants tipicall> wait two
to three \ears for their first
opportunity to ork. Names are
kept on the list for two years
automatically the\ ma\ be
extended for a third \ear.
Roger Sands, w~ho \ill have
been delivering mail in Sebring
for 22 \ears this coming Nlay.
waitedd three ears for his


opportunity. moving here form
Pennsl Ivania to take advantage
of it.
He loes the work and with
two children in college doesn't
plan on lea ing anytime soon.
The postal ser\ ice advertises
in the media \hen an exam is
scheduled. Sebring Postmaster
Barbara Greenwell said "ork-
ers at the Sebring Post Office
were mostly working six-day
'weeks because of current
staffing shortages. She expected
a hiring call to come from head-
quarters shortly.


The postal senrice is all about organization. E\ery piece of mail has to accounted for before the day is
out. This set of boxes being handled by Roger Sands is for letters that. for whatever reason, were unde-
literable. The post office also has a secure iaull for accountable pieces of mail. like those that are regis-
tered. That special case mail is carefully tracked through the system. Consumers may request a delivery
confirmation for a few cents per piece of mail.


Photos by CHRIS1OPHER UFFi.E1 Ne s .-Sun
Each carrier route had its own cubicle. The metal slots represent every address on a route. The mail comes in volume, to be sorted by address by the carrier. The task is called
'casing the mail.' Most letters now are processed entirely by machine. Those are delivered in perfect order for the carriers, saving them a great deal of time. Randy Allamand
(left) has been deli ering mail for six years. Roger Sands has been delivering mail for over 21 years. The men file the mail into trays which they stack in the large orange trolleys
and take to their vehicles. Most letter carriers start their day between 7 and 8 a.m. Many carriers average 9 or 10 hours a day. City carriers receive benefits and are paid by the
hour. Rural carriers are paid a set price by the day and have no benefits. Rural carriers can become city carriers with seniority and an opening.


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News-Sun, Sunday, November 26, 2006


Budgeting for success


The year 2007 is coming fast. If you inc
haven't got your budget set, now is a hel
good time to think about it. hig
Some business owners dread and iss
even avoid -. this process. As with yo
most good habits, though, the payoff yo
from budget planning can be so great cat
that you will wonder why it took you yo
so long to adopt. res
If you have goals, you can budget. BUSINESS yo
What do you want to see next year? UIme
What are you going to do to make it ADVISOR bu
happen? Are the pieces in place to in
meet those goals? How are you going Forrest Steele op
to measure your progress in time to frc
make any needed corrections?
Budgeting documents the answers to Ca
these questions, and highlights the decisions you ny because o
have to make in order to meet your goals. receivable d
The first step is the sales budget. Yes, I know sons. You're
you don't know what your sales will be. You can banker mon
set a basic expectation and it doesn't have to be crunch, inste
accurate. It is simply a starting point to determine Once you
what will happen given certain assumptions waste this
about sales and expenses. As you begin to rough Scheduled n
in the budget you will start getting some new sonnel can c
insights into the decisions you must make about tion among t
the coming year. pose.
The expense budget can start with the existing
levels, adjusted for the things you know you
should take out of your costs, and for the things Forrest St
you know you must add. ment and fir
Then you put it all together into a forecasted be reached a

Auxiliary members attend conference


LAKE PLACID The
Florida Hospital Lake Placid
Auxiliary co-presidents Jackie
Gunderson and Jean Pace and
treasurer Ann Woznicki attend-
ed a conference in Orlando ear-
lier this month for all the auxil-
iaries' board members.
The conference dealt with
legal matters and gift shop
workings how to recruit new


POSTAL
Continued from 13A
Once the address is estab-
lished, then the mail goes to
different sorting machines.
S\hich process tens of thou-
sands of pieces of mail an
hour. ;!
..Think of the process as a
\ winno\ ing one. Letters-enter
the system and are sorted bN
state, ZIP code and street
address with each sorting
the letter gets closer to its spe-
cific destination.
The final sorting job is done
*b\ the carriers right before
theN go out on the road. The)
stand in cubicles lined i th
rows of metal slots, oneslot
for every address on their
route. The addresses are in
geographical order, so after the
carrier transfers the ordered
mail into large plastic trays, it
can be removed in proper
order.
Currently) almost all letters.
are sorted completely by
machine. Those letters come in
separate trays already in per-
fect order. They are delivered
with the largermail pieces, like
magazines, that the carriers
ha\e sorted themselves.
There have been constant
breakthroughs with that ti pe of
automation, and Sebring
Postmaster Barbara Greenwell
sees more on the way. One day
those larger pieces, called flats
in postal slang, because they
typically lie flat, will also be'
processed completely by
machine.
By ensuring rapid and accu-
rate delivery by using fewer
people, the postal service will
be able to shift human
resources down the line to
focus more on customer serv-
ice, she said.
But letter carriers will
always be needed, especially in
Florida, as developments add
addresses and customers across
the state.
The increasing population
creates what I thought would
be the most difficult part of the
job, having to learn a loig
route. Sands assured me it isn't
hard:
"You just follow the mail,"
Sands said. The addresses lead
the way.

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volunteers and a gift show for
gift shops.
The Florida Hospital Lake
Placid Auxiliary Gift Shop has
a great gift shop open to the
public five days a week from 8
a.m. to 7 p.m. It.is fully stocked
with unusual gifts and the dolls
are beautiful for collectors to
purchase.


Of course this was the same
man, who, when I asked him
- really as a joke if he had
any good dog stories to tell,
had said yes without hesitation.
Turns out it was during his
first iear on the job when he
was approaching a house that
had two pit bulls that chal-
lenged him. Before he could
react. he watchedd his left hand
disappear into one dog's
mouth, as the other dog
attached himself to Sands'
stomach.
"God was watching out for
me that da\." he said, because
both digs released him,
stepped back and sat quietly, as
if waiting for instructions, he
had a puncture wound on his
hand and what he called rail-
road tracks on his stomach.
The worst moment came, he
said, when he looked down
saw his own blood and won-
dered if it wouldn't set the
dogs into a frenzy. "Actually,
they were pretty well behaved
dogs," Sands said.
That would probably have
been it for me. But, not for
Sands.
The entire time I was with
him, he ne er paused once. He


come statement. This exercise will
Ip you see whether your goals are too
gh (or too low) and will surface some
ues. Deciding those issues will allow
u to revise the budget and then see if
u're happy with the new picture. You
n have several rounds of this before
u're satisfied with the expected
sults. As you put the plan together,
u will see how important it is to
tasure actual performance to the
dget during the coming year. This is
order to react to problems and
portunities before they get away
im you.
Cash flow needs to be budgeted, too.
ash can run out in a profitable compa-
if foreseeable inventory and accounts
emands, or for a host of other rea-
Sa lot more credible if you tell the
Iths ahead of an upcoming cash
ead of after you're overdrawn.
I've gotten the budget done, don't
valuable tool by not using it.
monthly reviews including key per-
reate a focus, facilitate communica-
:he team and solidify a sense of pur-


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lancial advisory constltaint. He can
at forrestr'nsteeletemkin.com.


Lisa Music

promoted
SEBRING Lisa
Music, the, assistant man-
ager of the Sebring Square
banking center of Bank of
America, has been promot-
ed to assistant vice presi-
dent in Sebring.


is a man who takes an obvious
pleasure and pride in what he
does.
"I had a letter once," he
said, "and all the envelope said
was Grandma and Grandpa.
Sebring, and the ZIP code.
"I delivered that letter," he
said with a laugh "thanks to
the clerks (who hand son mail
Into his route \"ho noticed a
group of letters all from. the
same to\ n. all addressed to the
same couple celebrating a 40th
or 50th wedding anni ersarN
here in town at the sa me ZI'P
code. I took a chance and
dropped it off. The ne\t day
the woman as out at the mail
box, the card. had been sent b3
her granddaughter. "Ho%\ did
you know?" she wondered.
"You can't beat that." Sands
said with a smile, as he
grabbed another handful of
mail and went one \\ aN. I head-
ed fora comfortable chair in
the other direction.
Any Highlands County busi-
ness person whio has a job they
,'would like to spotlight in the
'Tuffin'It With Tutflev' feantre,
call 385-6155, ext. 52S or e
mail cindy.marshall@news-
sun.com.


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SNews-Sun, S^CommundaycNvember 26, 2006


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
American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
AmVets Post 21, serve 12
ounce New York strip steak
dinnerfrom 4-6 p.m. on fourth
Sunday at 2029 U.S. 27 S.
Cost is $7.50. For details, call
385-0234.
Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands
Ave., Avon Park. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m..
Open to members and quali-
fied guests only.
Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 offers NASCAR racing in
the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar
open and kitchen open from 2-
5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-3920.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 plays poker at 5:30.
p.m. at the post, 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
For details, call 699-5444.
E.Veterans of Foreign Wars
~P;-st 4300 plays euchre at.
1_,30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is
from 4:30-7.30 p.m. at the
post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
, 8902.
Veterans of 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,
Sebnng. 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
shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
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 volun-
teers, both adults and youth
from ages 12-21, are wel-
come. For details, call 385-
1234 or e-mail
2capers@earthlink.net.
* Diabetes Support Group
meets 1-2:30 p.m. (except hol-
idays) 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.
* 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 the
Sebring Civic Center for an
advanced. class. For more
information, call Sam Dunn at
382-6792 or e-mail him at
samdunn @samdunn.net.
* Heartland Concert Band
rehearses from 7-9 p.m. at
First United Methodist Church,
126 S. Pine St., Sebring. Dr.
Robert Fritz is the director. All
experienced band musicians
are needed and welcome. For
details, call 385-0204, 385-
2633 or 465-6283.
* Highlands County
Democratic Executive
Committee meets 7 p.m.
fourth.Monday in the
Democratic Party
Headquarters, 4216 Sebring
Parkway, Sebring. For details,
call 699-6052.
* Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H 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.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., meets from'10 a.m. to 3
p.m. at the Lion's Club on
Sebring Parkway for dance'
lessons, old movies and card
games. Soup and sandwiches
are available or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. All area seniors are
invited. For details, call Bob or
Ahn McQueen at 386-0752.
* Highlands Sertoma Club
meets noon, Takis Family
SRestaurant, Sebring.
* Lake Placid American
Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m.,
Legion hall.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies.crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served
from 5-7 p.m. Live music is
from 4-7.p.m. Darts is at 7
p.m. with sign up at 6:30 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 Eagles Club 4240
has pi2za and darts at 7:30
p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call
471-3557.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 plays Texas Hold 'em at
7 p.m. the second and fourth
Monday at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages from 1 p.m.
to closing. For details, call
655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays shuffleboard scrambles
at 1:15 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a
name, number and message.
* 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 699-544-1.

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
shuffleboardand euchre, both
at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* AmVels Post 21 plays
darts from 5-8 p.m. for mem-
bers 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 382-8431.
* 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 and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Heartland Avian Society
meets at 7:30 p.m. fourth
Tuesday at SunTrust Bank,
126 W. Center Aye., Sebring.
Society sponsors a yearly bird
show in January. Periodic
seminars 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
or Lisa Greene at 465-5558.
* The Heartland
Harmonizers Barbershop
Chorus meets from 7-9 p.m.
in the Magnolia Room at the
Kenilworth Lodge, 836 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. All
men who enjoy singing are
invited.
* Highlands 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 Q6ilt
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 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Happy hour is
from 2-5 p.m. It meets at 8
p.m. second and fourth
Tuesday. The ladies board
meeting is at 7 p.m. the fourth
Tuesday. The lodge is open to
members and.their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* 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 Dance Club
has dance instructor bill Ringo
giving lessons from 2-4 p.m.
every Tuesday and 6-8 p.m.
every second and fourth
Thursday at the Sebring Elks
Lodge. It is designed for
beginners to learn to tango,
waltz; salsa and meringue and
to develop the graceful art of
ballroom dancing. For more


information call 471-1992 or
273-1421.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
plays darts, beginning with
sign in at 6 p.m. Games start
at 6:30 p.m. No experience
necessary. Cost is $2. For
more details, call 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. Beef franks and
Italian sausages from 1 p.m
to closing. Euchre is played at
6:30 p.m. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. at
333 Pomegranate Ave.,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
2966 or leave a name, number
and message.
* Sertoma Club meets at 7
a.m. at Dee's Restaurant,
Sebring. For details, call Scott
Albritton at 402-1819.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly'
Chapter FL 99 meets from 6-
7 p.m. at the Atonement
Lutheran Church, 1744 .
Lakeview Drive, Sebring:.
* 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 Stieet. Meeting is at,
5 p.m. For details, call 453-
7984 or 453-0760.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 has a card lourna-
ment at 2 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive, .'
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.


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EDITORIALS/OPINIONS


One last comment on O.J. Simpson
I put off commenting on the it that those in LAU s LOOK In this era of the There are things we can do
latest news regarding O.J. charge pulled it all Internet these legally in this country that are
Simpson for several reasons. the television things never truly not great ideas. You can legally
First, the news was changing interview, the aura are get lost. This and smoke, for example, but most
quickly. When you have a dead- book, the whole the Fox interview, people will tell you that you
line several days before vour thing. which was suppos- shouldn't.


stuff actually sees print, you
have to be careful not to write
something that's totally wrong
by the time people read it.
Also, I admit a certain reluc-
tance to address the issue. This
isn't pretty by any standards.
For those who have been on
the Moon for the last few
weeks, let me elaborate. O.J.
Simpson had apparently partici-
pated in a book that was titled,
"If I Did It." (The book was
ghostwritten). The rumors
were that he actually recounted
how he would have committed
the murders of Nicole Brown
Simpson and Ron Goldman, if
he had, of course.
There was going to be a big
splash with the book's coming
out, including a two-part inter-
view on Fox. That was until
people heard about it. Then
there was such hue and cry over


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Even though it
has all been pulled, as I type
this column the situation is still
making news. O.J., who kept
silent during the media melee,
now says there was no confes-
sion, despite what publisher
Judith Regan has said. He con-
tinues to deny his guilt.
According to him, he simply
did the book because he needed
the money.
There is so much to talk
about in this mess. For one
thing, it seems that some copies
Sof the book had already, been
delivered to certain bookstores.
The publisher, of course, has
recalled all the copies and they
are supposed to be returned so
they can be destroyed. Anyone
who thinks they will get all the.
copies back might be interested
in buying some swampland in
Florida.


edly destroyed, are
sure to turn up at least in part
for people to download.
Whether or not anyone makes
money off it is up for grabs.
Let's drop that aspect of it for
a .minute. Let's pursue some-
thing far more troubling than
people putting stuff on the
Internet. Let's discuss the fact
that Simpson participated in
this project in the first place.
Anyone who reads this col-
umn knows that I am a great
believer in the First
Amendment. Did he have the
right to do this? Absolutely. No
matter what you and I think of
it, he had the right to go for it.
So the question is not if he
could, but if he should.
This is the most important
question of the column. It goes
to the heart of the matter.


Did it ever occur to O.J.
Simpson that promoting a proj-
ect like this would look sick and
twisted? If he's innocent, how
could he drag the death of a.
woman he claims to have loved.
into a muddy spotlight like this
one?
And if he's guilty, this is the
coldest, cruelest thing he could
have done to the families of the
slain.
You have financial troubles,
O.J.? Do what other people do.
Sell something. Get a job. Cut
your expenses.
But you shouldn't have got-
ten involved in a project as
slimy as this. Even if you could.


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Shrine crusade
Editor:
The Highlands Shrine Club
would like to thank all the busi-
nesses and the generous public
who contributed to our


Hospital Days Crusade on Nov.
17-18. The money collected
only two days each yeai go to
support the Shriners Children's
Hospitals around the country
and in Mexico and Canada.

This year marks 81 years the
Shriners have operated these


hospitals at no charge for any
patient up to 18 years of age.

The Shriners, operate 19
Orthopedic hospitals and three
bur centers at a cost of $600
million annually. Every penny
collected in this drive and other
donations goes directly to the


hospitals.
Our children and Shriners
everywhere thank you again for
your support.
Harry H. Lister
Sebring

The writer is hospital chairman
for the Highlands Shrine Club,


Ready to take part in NaNoWriMo


Busch Gardens.
I really don't
know what I'n get-
ting into. First of all,
I'm setting some
boundaries for
myself:
E I'm giving
myself permission to
fail. Setting myself
up for a 50,000-word
goal is impossible
(isn't it?) I know
myself too well and I
know if I don't reach
those 50,000 words, I


GRANT'S TOME

Kathy Grant


would have felt as though I had
let myself down.
SI need for people to remind
me not to get obsessive about
this, because I tend to get to be
too much of a perfectionist
when it comes to writing.
This has got to be fun.
Writing, when I'm at my cre-


ative best, can be like
playing in a sandbox
(You older folks may
have to explain to the
younger what that is).
Did I mention I
might have my rela-
tives over for
Thanksgiving during
this time?
Now don't expect
"War and Peace" or
even "Gone With the
Wind." This is a
novella.
It will be the worst,


heavenly-horrible piece of fic-
tion you have ever read. I've
Given myself permission to be
the sloppiest, most disgusting
and worst fiction writer in
Highlands County and
maybe even in the world
Much of it may not even
make sense, but I intend to plow


through. I refuse to allow the
inside critic to dictate. Instead I
hope to immerse myself in my
own version,of Play-Dough,
I will have to excuse my own
memory lapses, because I may
be sleep-deprived.
OK. Kathy, don't obsess.
I may not meet the deadline,
but I've given myself permis-
sion to launch out on a dream,
writing a novel.
So I'm setting my sails to the
South and hope to float along.
I'll need lots of encouragement,
because I'm new to this fiction
writing stuff.
Ahoy there mates.

Kathy Grant is. a former fea-
tures editor at the News-Sun.
She continues to write columns
and occasional stories for the
News-Sun as a correspondent.


Much like the squirrels that
gather acorns for the winter, I
plan to go a little nuts during
late fall.
Worry not. I'm still taking
my Prozac.
It's just that I intend to
embark on a 50,000-word jour-
ney during National Novel
Writers' Month, commonly
known as NaNoWriMo. This
event traditionally begins the
first day of this month.
You can find the latest infor-
mation on the Web site at
www.nanowrimo.org, if you
care to join me. Now last I
checked, I may be the only one
doing this, but correct me if I'm
wrong.
. I expect to have many highs
and lows. It's like stepping one
foot over the edge of Mount
Fuji or peaking over the top of
your favorite roller coaster at


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In the United States there
are millions of desperate, sin-
gle women seeking to find
someone to love and who will
love them back. Numerous
attempts to attract a male com-
panion has proven futile.
Surveys show that many have
sought help through the elec-
tronic, print and billboard
media.
"Single and seeking."
"Desperate and lonely."
"Widowed and lonely."
"Gorgeous and desirable.'
reads the ad. Internet connec-
tions such as match.com, per
fectmatch.com, primesingles.
net, and christian singles.com.
There are those who act like
bunnies hopping from one bar
stool to the other in search of
sex, a man or both. There are
those who don't want commit-
ment, only a quick fix, so they
borrow someone else's hus-
band relationship without
commitments or a friend with
benefits, (sex that's it.)
Then there are those who
knee mail God on Sundays
begging God for a hook-up.
The question is: Are you really
ready for a relationship? Or is
it just the need to fill a desire.?
Before you go to the creator,
ask yourself: What are my val-
ues? Am I someone worth hav-
ing? Have I allowed myself to
appreciate in value or have I
depreciate? Am I seeking a:
man to fill a void, because I am
empty ... and without any sense
of self? Am I seeking someone
who will love and adore me, or
someone \ho i ill just tolerate
me? Is the emptiness within a
need for se\x" Am I seeking ful-
fillment from a man instead of
God? Am I seeking long-term,
commitment with the under-
standing that biblical princi-
ples determines that the two


tine


shall become one? Or do I have
selfish motives?
Be reminded that marriage
has bugs with teeth. There are
times when you'll be bitten, by
jealousy, anger, disagreement,
anxiety, fear. Oftentimes these
bugs can severely damage
marriages if it's not structured
on the foundation of God.'
There will also be the a\a some
tender moments of love, inti-
macy, times of sharing and car-
ing.
With the prevalence of sexu-
ally transmitted diseases, a
woman would be foolish to
jump into bed without knowl-
edge of the man's sexual histo-
ry. If the man you intend to
develop a committed relation-
ship with doesn't want to get
tested for sexuallI\ transmitted
diseases, send him to the curb.
This is an indication that he is
unsure of the status of his sex-
ual health, or he has an idea.
Mothers, if you ha\e daugh-
ters, be careful ho \ou hook-
up w ith. how you hook-up and
where you hook-up. Far too
many men hook up with the.
mother to get closer to their
daughters. Christian women
dela) the sex until after the
blood work comes up negariie
and the oath of marriage is


made. Why? Biblical princi-
ples state that sex before mar-
riage is a sin.
1. "For this the will of God,
even your sanctification that
you should abstain from forni-
cation." 1 Thessalonians 4:3.
2. "Nevertheless he that
standeth stedfast in his heart,
having no necessity, .but hath
power over his own will, and
hath no decreed in his heart
that he will keep his virgin,
doeth well." 1 Corinthians
7:37.
3. "Don't be immoral in the.
matter of sex. This is a sin
against your own body in a
way that no other sin is." 1
Corinthians 6:18.
4. "God paid a price for
you, so use your body to honor
God." l Corinthians 6:20.
Society would not have been
plaqued with thousands of sex-
ually transmitted diseases, had
we been taught these princi-
ples. Instead, society embraced
the sexual revolution.
Churches are afraid or too
embarrassed to discuss the bib-
lical principles of. sex.
Therefore what we learn, we
learn from the world without
biblical principles. Sex is a gift
given to us by God to share
between a man and a woman.
Don't be too generous with this
gift.

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DEED TRANSFERS


May 25
* Mary Ellen Wintzer to Rabco
Development Corp., L80A
Vantage Pointe Sub Phase II,
$175,000.
* George A. Cruickshank to
Thomas W. Jefferson, L17A
Replat Blk 252 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 13, $99,000.
* Kenneth Cousino to Geneva
K. Senchoway, PT L5 Blk 42
Town of Avon Park, $100,000.
* Michael L. Tubbs to Jack
Ingle, PT Sec 6-35-29, $85,000.
* Roilan Rodriguez to Orra May
Cave, PT L8 Blk 16 Town of
Avon Park, $69,500.
* David Allan Woessner to
Steven E. Safrans, L18 PT L17
Blk 139 Suniland Subdivision,
$60,000.
* Clifton Christian to Vincent
Lewis, L5 Blk 24 Avon Park Est.,
$50,000.
* Devlin Litchmore to
Properties of Central Florida,
L18 Blk 92 Sun 'N Lakes Est.
Sec 7, $43,000.
* Bhagwattie Bisnauth to
Robert J. Boos, L1-5 BIk 22
Map of DeSoto City 2nd Sub,
$43,000.
* Jon Lowe to Dwight D.
Blankenship, PT L18/19 BIk A
Sebring.Park, $387,000.
* Tia C. Sorensen to Harriet
lone Attruia, L6 BIk 78 8th Add
Town of Sebring, $110,000.
* John ;. Marquart to Highvest
Corp., L40 Blk I Replat PT Lake
Placid Camp Florida Resort,
$47,900.
* Juan Rodriguez to William J.
Malanot, PT Sec 23-35-29,
$300,000.
* James G. Palmer to Gordon
E. Jeffries, L256 Highlands
Ridge Lake Bonnet Phase III,
$265,000.
* Michael E. Wilson to Wendy
R. Ottati, L33 Blk 10 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 8, $345,000.

May 26
* Sunshine Investment Group
to Edwin Nieves, PT L3 Blk 42
Avon Park Est. Unit II, $36,000.
* Crystal Nursery Inc. to Edith
G. Farrar, L32 Blk 168 Placid
Lakes Sec 13, $25,000.
* Arlindo Costela to K J M R,
L23 BIk 283 Sun 'N Lakes Est.
See 22, $17,000.
- Sergio Rebollo Jr. to Paul
Baxter, L20 BIk 309 Sun'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 14, $15,000.
* Peter M. Mabanta to
Mohammed Chowdhury, L5 Blk
28 Sebring Hills South Unit 2,
$25,000.
* Kattia B. Sterling to National
Recreational iProperties, L15
Blk 191 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $25,000.
* Nicolas Castillo to F S G
Property Investments Inc., L27
Blk 65 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 6, $36,500..
* Juan Labrador to Eloise W.
Best, L538 Sebring Hills,
$30,000.
* Juan Labrador to Eloise W.
Best, L539 Sebring Hills,
$30,000.
* Luis D. Coto to Elvia Trina
Curiel De Leal, L2 Blk 98 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 10, $17,000.
* Roger D. Gurganus to James
Fears, L1676-1678 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 5, $16,500.
* Sylvia Henry to National
Recreational Properties, L20
Blk 197 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $14,400.
* Lisset Vidal to National
Recreational Properties, L35
BIk 194 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
* Shaffek Rahaman to National
Recreational Properties, L59
BIk 194 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $20,400.
* Shaffek Rahaman to National
Recreational Properties, L60
BIk 194 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
i Carlos DaSilva to National
Recreational Properties, L19
BIk 186 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
* Andre Wilson Valerice to
National Recreational
Properties, L2 BIk 636 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$12,900.
* Andre Wilson Valerice to
National Recreational
Properties, L6 BIk 493 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 25,
$24,400:
* Chi Ou Tran to National


Recreational Properties, L2 Blk
608 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 8 Replat, $15,900.
* Chi Ou Tran to. National
Recreational Pr6perties, L3 BIk
608 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 8 Replat, $19,400.
* Claudio Smilovic to National
Recreational Properties, L4 Blk
351 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 16, $31,400.
* Sofonie Nicolas to National
Recreational Properties, L11 Blk


492 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 25, $24,900.
* Upstate Enterprises Inc. to
National Recreational
Properties, L9 BIk 491 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 25,
$34,400.
* Taiwo Ogundipe to National
Recreational Properties, L40
Blk 97 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 8, $27,900.
* Ghanshyam K. Patel to
National Recreational
Properties, L38 BIk 187 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,
$12,900.
* Ghanshyam K. Patel to
National Recreational
Properties, L13 Blk 633 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$16,400.
* Thomas B. Harvey to National
Recreational Properties, L21
Blk 633 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
* Joseph C. Adams to National
Recreational Properties, L9 BIk
620 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 10, $12,900.
* Miryam Brands-Kousaros to
National Recreational
Properties, L4 BIk 184 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,
$12,900.
* Hector Rodriquez to National
Recreational Properties, L47
Blk 332 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 16, $29,400.
* Winsome Boyce to National
Recreational 'Properties, L55
Blk 189 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
* Donnavan E. Martin to
National Recreational
Properties, L14 BIk 620 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$12,900.
* George Amonds to National
Recreational Properties, L19
Blk 633 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $16,900.'
* Christos Voltazis to National
Recreational Properties, L14
Blk 621 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
* Christina M. Alfonso to
National Recreational
Properties, L7 Blk 615 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$17,900.
* Michael Rivera to National
Recreational Properties, L2 Blk.
616 Sun 'N Lake Est...Sebirng
Unit $0, $17,900.
* Plinio Campos to National
Recreational Properties, L14
BIk 187 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
* Joseph Tanzi to National
Recreational Properties, L39
Blk 167 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
* Sonia Rivera to National
Recreational Properties, L1 Blk
103 Sun 'N Lake Est: Sebring
Unit 8, $19,900.
* Upstate Enterprises Inc. to
National Recreational
Properties, L16 Blk 170 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$12,900.
* Michael Blaine to National
Recreational Properties, L16
BIk 493 Sun 'N Lake Est..
Sebring Unit 25, $29,900.
* Paulette M. Eugene to
National Recreational
Properties, L26 BIk 103 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 8,
$16,400.
* Wayne Thompson to National
Recreational Properties, L52
Blk 624 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $15,400.
* Jeremy Bernadeau to
National Recreational
Properties, L9 BIk 161 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$12,900.
* Jeremy Bernadeau to


National Recreational
Properties, L31 Blk 349 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,
$29,900.
* Jeremy Bernadeau to
National Recreational
Properties, L32 BIk 349 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,
$29,400.
* Oscar Silva to National
Recreational Properties, L20
Blk 633 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $14,100.
* Oscar Silva to National
Recreational Properties, L14
BIk 188 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
* Philip Feanny to National
Recreational Properties, L17
Blk 161 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
* Nazemool Abdulla to National
Recreational Properties, L43
Blk 162 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
* Lillian Mais Hernandez to
National Recreational
Properties, L7 Blk 166 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$12,900.
* Clive Barrington James to
National Recreational
Properties, L1 Blk 186 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,
$19,400:
* Maria D. Sorto to National
Recreational Properties, L9 BIk
198 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 11, $15,900.
* Nazemool Abdulla to National
Recreational Properties, L41
BIk 162 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
* Divina Rosario to National
Recreational Properties, L33
Blk 335 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 16, $24,700.
* Nazemool Abdulla to National
Recreational Properties, L42
Blk 162 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
* Nazemool Abdulla to National
Recreational Properties, L44
BIk 162 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
* Ghanshyam K. Patel to
National Recreational
Properties, L44 Blk 205 Sun,'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit '11,
$16,400.
* Roger D. Gurganus to Bigbyz
Investment Corp..,, L35 BIk 73
SurL' J.Lak.-s.E L. S-abtri.l Unit 6j,.
$16,500.
* Jonalhan W Tolar to Bigbyz
Investment Corp L9437-9439
Avon Park Lakes Unit 29,
$31,900.
* Michael P. Isaia to Norjan
Inc., L31 Blk 162 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sec 15, $14,300.
* T P A to Philip E. Kennedy,
L92-A Replat PT Cormorant
Point Sub, $24,900.
* Michael Ackerman to Richard
Lee Lhamon, L9 PT L10 BIk 4
Harry Lee's Trailer Village
Lakemont Unrec, $10,000.
* Lisa Hicks to Dee Thomas,
L130 Sebring Oaks, $15,000.
Eric R. Johnson to Andres
Pizarro Jr., L41 BIk 67 Placid
Lakes Sec 8, $39,000.
* Celso Gray to Inge Bolivar,
L14 BIk 2 Suburbia, $39,500.
* Christina Lentini to National
Recreational Properties, L2 BIk
54 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 5, $39,700.
* Pinar Investments to Losaire
Bein-Aime, L1 Blk 459 Leisure
Lakes Sec 18/Other, $39,800.
* David Pierre Louis to National
Recreational Properties, L22
Blk 156.Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $39,900.
* Marcelo Bronzatti to
Properties of Central Florida, PT
L13 BIk 49 Avon Park Est. Unit
II, $39,900.


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* Adebowale Ogundele to
National Recreational
Properties, L11 Blk 491 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 25,
$39,900.
* Vincent Peed to National
Recreational Properties, L30
Blk 750 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 15 R1, $39,900.
* Diane M. Harvey to National
Recreational Properties, L7 Blk
491 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 25, $39,900.
* Darrin Rotman to Ernest
Schubert, L11 Lake Charlotte
Add, $343,500.
* F. Eugene Perrot to Edward
G. Touchton, L33 Hampton
Woods Sub, $285,000.
* Rainer Piel to Coronado
Custom Homes Inc., L34
Sunset Pointe On Dinner Lake,
$309.900.
* Loca L Spears to 'Milton
Mende, L1/30 BIk 23 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 12. $350,000.
* Russell Deweil to Jim
Sanchez, L27 BIk 3. Highlands
Park Est. Sec C. $70,000.
* Neily Parra. to National
Recreational Properties; L18
Bik. 192 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 25, $47,900..
* Lawrence Denver to Michael
Dundee, Li3 BIk 358 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,
$49,000.
I Marzo Fernandez to Johnny
F. Duke. PT L8 Blk 16 Avon Park
Est., $50,000.
* Francis A. Hendry II to Sherri
K. O'Hara, PT L2 BIk 22 Sec 15-
33-28, $250.000
* Debra A. Dziedzic-Magee to
Gary Cooper Construction Inc.,
L20 BIk 24 Lake Haven Est. Sec
2, $210,000:
* David E. Tardiff to Noah
Money,: L9/10 Blk 3 Sebring
Lakes Replat, $85,000.
* Jorge A; Campos to National
Recreational Properties, L48
Blk 342 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 1:6, $49.100.
* Brother & Sister Investment to
Amelia C. Puppala, L12 Sunsel
Acres Unrec Easement.
$420.000. .
* Scott Wordell to National
Recreational Properties. L26
BIk 55 Sun 'N Lake Est Sebring
Unit 5, $42,700.
* D -. Wte.eell- o. lailnae
Recreallonal Properties, L6 Blk
54 Sun'N Lake Est Sebring


Unit 5, $42,700.
* Nelly Parra to National
Recreational Properties, L19
Blk 492 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 25, $47,200.
* Michelle D. Seraphin to
National Recreational
Properties, L9 BIk 350 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,
$58,200.
a Curtis Sherrod to Felipe
Aguilera, L67 Twin Lakes Est.,
$98,000.
* Jerry Cohen to Damien J.
Roser, L16 Rolling Oaks Unrec,
$119,000.
* Floyd D. Holton to Peter A.
Cook, L22/23 Blk 176B Sebring
Summit Sub, $180,000.

June 1
* Stephen Scheel to Avon Park
Estates Corp., PT L5 Blk 21
Avon Park Est., $19,500..
* Walter L. Concepcion to
Stephen P. Scheel, PT L5 Blk 21
Avon Park Est., $36,000.
* Robert J. Cole to Johnnie
Lynn Howze, L9 Blk 68
Palmhurst, $25,000.
* Janette A. Ricketts to Janice
.S. Forbes, L46 Blk 195 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,
$30,000.
* Bill Colandrea to Elizabeth
Retholtz, L17 BIk 138 Leisure
Lakes Sec 6, $20,000.
* Carrie Molesworth to M R J
Enterprises Inc., L6 Blk 10
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 11,
$22,000.
* Abisai Salazar to Highlands
Sunshine Properties Inc., L22
Blk 10 Highlands Park Est. Sec
D, $10,000.
* Carlos Nunez to Gretchen
Neal, L812 Sebring Hills Sub,
$33,000.
* Oscar Moore to Blue Nest


Recreational Properties, L2 Blk
633 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 10, $14,400.
* Nelson Martinez to National
Recreational Properties, L6 Blk
98 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 8, $14,900.
* Dasmie James to National
Recreational Properties, L11 Blk
731 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 25 R1, $39,900.
* Gaby Joseph to National
Recreational Properties, L13
Blk 620 Sun 'N Lake Ests. Unit
10, $16,900.
* Brian Jackson to National
Recreational Properties, L15
BIk 633 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $16,900.
0. Joseph Bowers to National
Recreational Properties, L10
Blk 164 :Sui 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
* Joseph Bowers to National
Recreational Properties, L11 BIk
164 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 10, $12,900.
* Mohamed Khan to National
Recreational Properties, L46
BIk 189 Sun 'N Lake Est.
SSebring Unit 11, $13,900.
* Ghanshyam K. Patel to
National .Recreational
Properties, L39 Blk 187 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,
$12,900.
* Ghanshyam K. Patel to
National Recreational
Properties, L14 Blk 633 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$16,400..
* Nartan Salamalay'to National
Recreational Properties, L27
Blk 196 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
* Jose Lara to National
Recreational Properties, L1 Blk
109 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 8, $17,900.


Investment Corp., Parcel 68 E Jose Lara to National
Highlands Homes Sub, Recreational Properties, L34
$45,000. Blk 109 Sun 'N Lake Est.
M Brent A. Bergman to Sebring Unit 8, $14,400.
Properties of Central Florida, L1. Arian Farzaie to. National
BIk 19 Sebring Hills South, Recreational Properties, L11 Blk
$27,300. 193 Suh 'N Lake Est. Sebring
* Rainbow Printing Inc. to Unit 11, $12,900.
Carmen I. Velez, L5 BIk 329 N F.N. Balgobin to National
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Highlands County Commission Agenda

November 28, 2006


1. Meeting called to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of
Allegiance
3. Announcements
Wednesday, 10 a.m.,
Heartland Library Cooperative,
205 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake
Placid
Wednesday, 4 p.m.,
Professional Acquisition
Committee, 600 S. Commerce
Ave., Sebring, Room 251
Thursday, 9 a.m., Illegal
Dump Task Force, 600 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring,
Room 251
i Thursday, 10:30 a.m.,
Keep Highlands County
Beautiful, 600 S. Commerce
Ave. Sebring, Room 251
Thursday, 2:30 p.m.,
Recreations and Parks Advisory
Committee, 505 S. Commerce
Ave. Sebring, Eng. Training
Room 213
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.,
Construction Licensing
Enforcement and Appeals, 600
S. Commerce Ave., Sebring
Boardroom
4. Consent agenda
A. Request approval to pay
all duly authorized bills and
employee benefits Nov. 28
B. Request approval of a
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Elsie Gay
C., Request approval of a
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Peggy A. Richards .
D. Request approval of a
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Sean Patrick McCollum
E. Request approval of a
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Daniel P. and Jaclyn D.
Frankenberger
F. Request approval of a
Notice of Lien for CE
04080079, 539 Broad St.
Sebring .
G. Request approval of a
Notice of Lien for CE
06040011, 4637 Cadaqua Dr.
Sebring
H. Request approval to place
a Lien on CE 05070052, 125
Blue Fish Dr. Sebring
I. Request approval to place
a Lien on CE 06010192, 6021
Praise Ave., Sebring
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION .
File No. PC 06-846
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AMOS C. BATEMAN,
Deceased..
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR.DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of AMOS C. BATEMAN, deceased,
File Number PC 06-846; by the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 430 S. Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the
decedent's date of death was April 15, 2006;
that the total value of the estate is,$15,000.00
and that the name and address of those to
whom it has been assigned by such border are:
ZENDA I: BATEMAN
822 Lincoln Highway East
New Haven, IN 46774
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having ,claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order oflSummary 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 November 26,,2006.
Persons Giving Notice:
PATRICIA A. REX
16209 Havenwood Drive


a Lien on CE 06020040, 6240
CR 17 South, Sebring
K. Request approval to
declare a Notice of Nuisance on
CE 06010081, 26 Siesta Ln.,
Venus
L. Request approval to
declare a Notice of Nuisance on
CE 06080270, 1727 Citadel St.,
Lake Placid
M. Request approval to
declare attached county proper-
ty as surplus, waive two-step
surplus disposal process, and
allow said surplus to be dis-
posed of by utilizing our con-
tract with GovDeals, an internet
auction service company
N: Request to approve
appointments to the Children's
Services Council
0. Request approval to
accept temporary driveway
connection agreement for Lot 8,
Block 1 of suburbia according
to the plat as recorded in plat
book 12, page 49, of the Public
Records of Highlands County
P. Request approval for a
drainage easement described as
the Northeast 7.5 feet of Lot 9,
in block 119, Leisure Lakes
section seven, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat
book 7, page 8 of the Public
Records of Highlands County,
Florida: Granted and conveyed
to the Highlands County Board
of County Commissioners by
GSF Enterprises Inc.
Q. Request approval of budg-
et amendments 06-07-38
5. Public hearings
A. Public Hearing to consid-
er a motion to adopt a
Resolution to vacate a portion
of Lots 9 through 12, Block
280, Placid Lakes Section 20
B. To consider a Resolution
to'Vacate an Easement being a
portion of lot 36D, Courtyard
Oaks, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in plat book
16, page 26, of the public
records of Highlands County,
Florida, being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at Southwest corner
of said lot 36D; Thence North
00o00'00" East along the West
line of said lot 36D, a distance
of 10.86 feet; Thence South
67o03'17" East, a distance of


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Woodbum, IN 46797
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, ESQ..
Florida Bar No. 308714
227 N. Ridgewood Drive
Sebring, FL 33875
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
November 26; December 3,2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF HE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-599
RICHARD KLOCKO,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
MARY CONNOLLY GOWAN, if alive, and if.
dead, her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, judgment creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
her,
Defendants.
NOTICE FACTION
TO: MARY CONNOLLY GOWAN, and any and
all other parties claiming to have any right, ti-
tle or.interest in the property hereinafter de-
scribed.
S YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following real property in
Highlands County, Florida:
Lots 3 and 4, Block 228, LEISURE LAKES
SECTION FIVE, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 30, Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defense,
if any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney; whose
name and address is: Michael L. Keiber, Esq.
Clifford R. Rhoades, PA., 2141 Lakeview
Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870, and file the
original with the Clerk of the above named
court on or before December 29, 2006; other-
wise a judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN
WITH 'DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN
ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE
OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, (863) 534-
4690, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU
ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICE (800) 955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on this 15th day of November, 2006.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
November 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-853
IN RE: ESTATE OF


HERBERT R. KLIE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HER-
BERT R. KLIE, deceased, File Number PC 06-
853, is pending in the Circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or'demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their


15.08 feet for the point of
beginning; Thence continue
South 67o03'17" East, a dis-
tance of 9.77 feet; Thence
South 89047'30" West, a dis-
tance of 8.98 feet; Thence
North 00012'30" West, a dis-
tance of 3.84 feet to the point of
beginning.
C. Public Hearing to consider
a motion to adopt a Resolution
to vacate an Easement being the
East 7.5 feet of Lot 20, Block 7,
Harder Hall Country Club II,
less and except the South 10
feet, according to the Plat there-
of recorded in Plat Book 13,
Page 46, of the Public Records
of Highlands County
D. Public Hearing to consid-
er a motion to adopt a
Resolution to vacate an ease-
ment being the Southwest cor-
ner of Lot 9, Block "A" of
vacated Lake Shore
Subdivision as recorded in Plat
Book 4, Page 27 of the Public
Records of Highlands County,
Florida being a Point on the
Southeasterly Right-of-Way
line of Placid View Drive;
Thence North 240001'30" East,
7.50 Feet along said Right-of-
Way line; thence South
65m58'30" East, 151.51 feet to
a point, being the point of
beginning; thence 'North
24-o01'30" East, 2.50 feet;
thence South 65-058'30" East,
124.87 feet to the apparent
jurisdictional shore line of Lake
Placid; thence South 6o002'22"
East, 2.89 feet along said shore-
line; thence North 65-o58'30"
West, 126.32 feet to the Point of
Beginning containing 313.9870
square feet or 0.0072 acres
more or less.
E. To consider a motion to
adopt a resolution to vacate the
Southerly 7.50 feet of Lot 87,
Block 30, Sun N' Lake Estates
of Sebring. Unit 2, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 9, Page 48, of the Public
Records of Highlands Count).
Florida, Less the westerl\ 10.00
feet thereof. The northerly 7.50
feet of lot 88, block 30, Sun 'N
Lake of Sebring, Unit 2,
According to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat book 9, page 48
of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida less
the westerly 10.00 feet thereof.
F. Public Hearing on
Proposed Ordinance for


1050 Legals
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or. demands'against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM, FILED TWO
(2). YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The dale oi Ihe lirst publlcalon of this
Notice is November 26, 2006. .
Personal Representative:
-s/
/s/ Raymond E. Klie
11102 Warm Wind Way.
Weeki Wachee, Florida 34613-6520
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Jane M. Hancock
FLORIDA BAR NO. 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, PA.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-845
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES LEE BROWN,
a/k/a JAMES L. BROWN,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JAMES
LEE
BROWN a/k/a JAMES L. BROWN, deceased,
whose date of death was April 23, 2005, File
Number PC 06-845, is pending in the Circuit
Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 430 S.
Commerce Avenue. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice 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 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their


claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: November 26, 2006.
Personal Representative:
LELAND PAGE BROWN
a/k/a LELAND P.BROWN
9637 Bardstown Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, PA.
Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346


Proportionate Fair-Share
Mitigation of Development
Impacts Fees on Transportation
Corridors
G. To consider purchase of
612 Lemon Avenue, Sebring, Fl
33870 for Sebring Parkway
Phase II project 01101'
H. To consider Purchase of
559 E. Center St., Sebring, Fl
33870 for Sebring Parkway
Phase II project 01101
I. Public Hearing on a pro-
posed Ordinance amending
subsection of Section 1.02 and
Section 2.09 of Ordinance 05-
06-44 providing for an imple-
mentation schedule for the
Highlands County Impact Fee
Ordinance.
J. Two public hearings for
amendment to a previously
adopted small scale
Comprehensive Plan amend-
ment and amendments to the
Land Development Regulations
(including zoning text amend-
ments).
I. Hearing CPA-06-372SS -
Van Kirk Investments II. LLC -
C/O Clifford R. Rhoadse. Esq. -
Approximately 8.9 acres locat-
ed on the West side of Catfish
Creek Road at the Intersection
with Deanna Drive. and abbre-
viated legal as follow\ s:
Approximately 8.95 acres
located in Sec. 2. Twp. 37S.
Rge. 29E. Highlands Count),
Florida. REQUEST: Amend
the ordinance that adopted
Small Scale Comprehensive
Plan amendment (by deleting a
condition previously approved
by the County Conunission that
limited access to Lake June in
Winter) and correcting a typo in
the original adopting ordinance.
2. Public heanng: Zonding
and LDR amendments.
6. Action
A. County attorney: Request
approvals of a resolution to exe-
cute and deliver a full surrender
request to Conseco Insurance
Company for contract number
CN500226.
B. County administrator:
I. Request appro al of pro-
posed board of count) commis-
sioner's meeting dates for 2007
2. Request approval of leg-
islative delegation issues
3. Additional capital finan-
cial strategy options
7. Commissioners
8. Adjourn


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NOTICE OF INTENT TO CHANGE LAND USE

HEARING NO. ZCR-06-2

A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD BY THE CITY OF SEBRING
ZONING BOARD ON DECEMBER 12, 2006 AT 5:30 PM TO CON-
SIDER AN AMENDMENT TO THE CITY OF SEBRING COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP SERIES; AND TO
CONSIDER A CHANGE TO THE ZONING MAPS TO THE ASSO-
CIATED ZONE CHANGE.


Copies of the amendment will be available at the Sebring City Hall.


Proposed change is Future Land Use Map amendment of the completion of
the rezoning process. Addressing changes to the land s(indicated by shaded
areas) shown on the map below.

Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to
attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Jim
Jacobs. Zoning Official, 368S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870, or you
may call (863) 471-5102 for further information. Please reference the above
number when calling or writing.

Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the City of
Sebring Zoning Board in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that they
will need a record of the proceedings, and in some cases a verbatim record is
required. You must make your own arrangements to produce this record.
(Florida Statute 286.0105

ONE OR MORE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE
ZONING BOARD MEETING.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION & GENERAL LOCATION:

365.1 acres south of Hawks Landing property (formerly known as
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SCHOOL

BREAKFAST

AND LUNCH

MENUS

Breakfasts and lunches being
served in the Highlands County
School District for the upcom-
ing week of Nov. 27 to Dec. 1
include:
High schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday through Friday:
Cocoa Puffs cereal bar with
oatmeal, sausage biscuit with
cinnamon toast, egg o'muffin
with grits, breakfast chicken
biscuit with grits, cinnamon
glazed french toast with oat-
meal, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted fruit juice.
milk variety, jelly, syrup.

Lunches
Monday through Friday:
Baked macaroni and cheese
value meal, chicken sandwich
value meal, burger alue meal,
pizza value' meal, turkey and
cheese sub value meal. chef
salad value meal, southwest
chicken salad value meal, fruit
or baby carrots, 100 percent
vitamin C beverage. milk ari-
ety.

Middle schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday through Friday:
Cocoa Puffs cereal bar %ith
oatmeal, string cheese, orange
juice, sausage grand\ biscuit
with cinnamon toast,
Cinnamon Crunch cereal bar,
apple juice, fat free chocolate
milk, breakfast chicken biscuit
with grits, pop tart. chocolate
bears, cinnamon glazed french
toast with oatmeal. Trix cereal
bar, egg o'muIffin ~ith grits.
super doughnut, cinnamon
bears, assorted cereals, milk
%ariet\

Lunches
NMonda. through Friday:
Corn dog. baked Doritos. pop-
corn chicken value meal, meat-
ball sub, turkey\ ste\ %n ith % hite
rice, chicken sandwich \alue
meal, turkey\ and cheese sub
value meal. apple crisp. NMojo
pork roast \ith mashed pota-
toes and dinner roll. broccoli
\ ih cheese. lasagna roll up
\\ith garlic breadsiick. chicken
nuggets \alue meal. brownie.
Mama Sophia's pizza. tossed
salad, ham and cheese sub
value meal, mini rainbo' ice
cream, milk variety, cheese-
burger value meal, chicken
value meal, chef salad value
meal, 100 percent \itamin C
beverage, assorted fresh fruits
or bab\ carrots, chicken Caesar
salad \ value meal.

Elementary schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
Sixth milk and juice
Monday through Friday:
Cocoa Puffs cereal bar with
oatmeal, string cheese, fat free
chocolate milk, breakfast
chicken biscuit with grits.
Lucky Charms cereal, hone)
bear crackers, apple juice, egg
o'muffin with. grits, pop tart.
string cheese, orange juice,
sausage gravy biscuit, cinna-
mon toast. Cookie Crisp cereal,
chocolate bears, peanut butter,
orange juice, cinnamon glazed
french toast with oatmeal, cin-
namon Crunch cereal bar,
string cheese, orange juice,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
.toast, milk variety.

Lunches
Monday through Friday:
Hot dog on a bun with potato
chips, ham chef salad, penne
pasta with mozzarella cheese


sticks and garlic breadstick,
turkey chef salad, chicken
nuggets with mashed potatoe-
and dinner roll, Mama Sophia's
pizza, tossed salad, burger on a
bun, potato puffs, Uncrustable
with Goldfish, fresh fruits,
baby carrots, milk variety.




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Lake Placid Elementar, School parents and children were in ited
No%. 13 to check out the books at the Scholastic Book Fair. .:.urne pho:.
Students attending could participate in guessing the number of Lake Placid Elementar3 School students were in% ited to guess the name of the author based on clues
Fruit Runts the Funk.N Monke3y as holding. There was a three- that %ere given at the school's book fair recenll3. Names were dra"n and these are the children who
way tie and each student received a $25 gift certificate to spend at received a $5 gift certificate to spend at the book fair. Name the Author winners are (from left
fair. Winners are from left) Jacqueline Barajas, Cole Lusby and Dariah Shuler. Allsa Priest. Kathr n LeBlanc. Samantha Lusb%. Dean Gallegos and Precious
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-844
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DUWANE J. BUSSE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DUWANE
J. BUSSE, deceased, whose date of death was
August 10, 2006, File Number PC 06-844, 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 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: November 26, 2006.
Personal Representative:
SUNTRUST BANK, N.A.
P.O. BOX 3838
Orlando, FL 32802
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A.
FRorida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
November 26; December 3, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-838
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MALCOLM LACEY
Deceased." "-
SNOTICE TO CREDITORS
The adminisirairon ol Ihe eslaie ol MAL-
COLM LACEY. deceased whose dale of dearii
was September 3rd, 2006, and whose Social
Security Number is 025-18-9464. is pending
in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division; the address of
which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF-
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER .
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE 'AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: November 19th, 2006.
Personal Representative:
FRANCES E. LACEY
13 Indigo Drive
Lake Placid, Florida
SWAINE, HARRIS & SHEEHAN, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
401 DAL HALL BOULEVARD
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-2811
Florida Bar No. 184165
November 19, 26, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-841
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PAULINE COUGHLIN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
The Administration of the estate of PAU-
LINE COUGHLIN, deceased, whose date of
death was November 4, 2006, File No. PC 06-
841, is pending in the Circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 430 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months after the
date of the first publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the estate of. the decedent must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
- notice is November 19, 2006.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Patty Dumont
/Isl Michael M. Disler


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days of the date of this notice, a rule develop-
ment workshop will be noticed in a local
newspaper. The request must be submitted to
Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street,
Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of
the proposed amendment is to develop a new
rule for domestic security. A summary of the
proposed rule or amendment is as follows:
The Superintendent shall establish a District
domestic security plan that is- consistent with
the requirements of National Incident Manage-
ment System (NIMS). The District plan shall
include a plan for each school and facility op-
erated by the School Board. The Superintend-
ent shall ensure that the plan is consistent
with NIMS requirements. The Domestic Se-
curity Plan shall include the following compo-
nents: Access Control, Emergency Equipment,
Training, Communication and Notification
Procedures, Coordination with Partners and
Vulnerability Assessment. The District plan,
including all school and facility plans, shall be
reviewed annually or more frequently, if need-
ed. The Superintendent shall request docu-
mentation of compliance with the National In-


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Attorney for Personal Representative
MICHAEL M. DISLER, Esquire
329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Florida Bar No. 606782
(863) 385-5139
November 19, 26, 2006



NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOP-
MENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIP-
TION FOR A LUNCHROOM MONITOR AND
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of Highlands County is amending the job de-
scription for a Lunchroom Monitor. The Board
will discuss/approve future plans to develop
the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on
December 12, 2006, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board
Meeting Room, George Douglass Administra-
tion Building, 426 School Street, Sebring,
Florida. If requested by an affected .person in
writing within 14 days of the date of this no-
tice, a rule development workshop will be no-
ticed in a local newspaper. The request must
be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent,
426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The
purpose and effect of the proposed new job
description is to set forth the minimum quali-
fications and primary performance responsi-
bilities in a job description for a Lunchroom
Monitor. A summary of the proposed amend-
.ment is as follows: The minimum qualifica-
tions for a Food Service General Worker: (1) A
high school diploma or equivalent; (2) Dem-
onstrated skill in using materials, equipment,
and procedures associated with the perform-
ance of duties in the specific position; (3)
Satisfactory clearance, of a Criminal History
Records check and drug screening; (4) Physi-
cal requirements to perform essential func-
tions and tasks which may include exerting up,
to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10l
pounds of force as frequently as necessary;
lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping,
pulling, and pushing, if required; prolonged
standing also required. The specific legal au-
thority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Con-
stitution of the State of Florida; Sections
1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The
School District believes that the proposed rule
or amendment will have no effect on small
business. The School District believes that the
proposed rule or amendment will not result in
substantial increase in costs or prices paid by
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, investment, productivity, inno-
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $200. The estimated annual cost of imple-
mentiog and enforcing the proposed rule or
amendment is $0. The text of the proposed-
rule of amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office; George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey),
426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
November 26,2006
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER A NEW
SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 2.98 AND NOTICE
OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of Highlands County is developing a new Rule
2 98. Eliminarlori il Ponable CI:l.5rooTis Trir
Board will discus' pprov lulure plans ,iu
.amend the rule at a regular meeting of the
Board on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at
5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George
Douglass Administration Building, 426 School
Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an af-
fected person in writing within 14 days of the
date of this notice, a rule development work-
shop will be noticed in a. local newspaper.
The request must be submitted to Wally Cox,
Superintendent, 426 School. Street; Sebring,
FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the pro-
posed new rule is to make changes to the pol-
icy in accordance with requirements set forth
in recent Florida'legislation. A summary of the
proposed rule or amendment is as follows:
The use of portable or relocatable structures
on any school campus is not part of the edu-
cational facilities plan of the School Board.
Portable or relocatable structures shall not be
used on any school campus of the District ex-
cept as an emergency or temporary measure
and for no longer than one school year while
additional facilities are constructed or re-
paired. The specific legal authority includes
Sections 1013.20, 1013.21, Florida Statutes.
The School District believes that the proposed
rule or amendment will have no effect on
small business. The School District believes
that the proposed rule or amendment will not
result in substantial increase in costs or prices
paid by consumers, individual industries or
state or local government agencies, and will
not result in significant adverse effects on
competition, employment, investment, pro-
ductivity, innovation or international trade
and/or alternative approaches to the regulato-
ry objective either do not exist and/or are pre-
cluded by law. The cost to the School District
of promulgating the proposed rule or amend-
ment is estimated to be $50. The estimated
annual cost of implementing and enforcing
the proposed rule or amendment is $0.
The text of the proposed rule or amendment
can be obtained at the Superintendent's office,
George Douglass Administration Building
(Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00'
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary .
November 26,2006


NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMEND-
MENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 3.43 AND
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that The School Board
of Highlands County is developing an amend-
ment.to Rule 3.43, Domestic Security. The
Board will discuss/approve future plans to
amend the rule a regular meeting of the
Board on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at
5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room,
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested
by an affected person in writing within 14


426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
November 26, 2006
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMEND-
MENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 5.62 AND
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of Highlands County is developing an amend-
ment to Rule 5.62, Administration of Medica-
tion. The Board will discuss/approve future.
plans to amend the rule at a regular meeting
of the Board on Tuesday, December 12,
2006, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting
Room, George Douglass Administration Build-
ing, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If re-
quested by an affected person in writing with-
in 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule de-
velopment workshop will be noticed in a local


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cident Management System (NIMS) standards
from the county emergency management
agency and shall obtain certification of com-
pliance from the Commissioner of Education.
The specific legal authority includes Article IX
Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Fori-
da; Sections 1001.41, 1001.42, Florida Stat-
utes. The School District believes that the pro-
posed rule or amendment will have no effect
on small business. The School District be-
lieves that the proposed rule or amendment
will not result in substantial increase in costs
or prices paid by consumers, individual indus-
tries or state or local government agencies,
and will not result in significant adverse ef-
fects on competition, employment, invest-
ment, productivity, innovation or international
trade and/or alternative approaches to the reg-
ulatory objective either do not exist and/or are
precluded by law. The cost to the School Dis-
trict of promulgating the proposed rule or
amendment is estimated to be $50. The esti-
mated annual cost of implementing and en-
forcing the proposed rule or amendment is
$0. The text of the proposed rule or amend-
ment can be obtained at the Superintendent's
office, George Douglass Administration Build-
ing (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
November 26, 2006

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMEND-
MENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 4.11 AND
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given-that The School Board
of Highlands County is developing an amend-
ment to Rule 4.11, Student Progression Plan.
The Board will discuss/approve future plans to
amend the rule at a regular meeting of the
Board on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at
5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room,
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested
by an affected person in writing within 14
days of the date of this notice, a rule develop-
merit workshop will be noticed in a local
newspaper. The request must be submitted to
Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street,
Sebring FL 128,0 Tne piurpio.se and ei.t:l i:r
the pruioP.d amjridr~ iTni 1'. 1 m: idlry It,
plan to update in accordance with annual re-
view and implementation of statutory and dis-
trict changes and other corrective measures
as deemed necessary. A summary of the pro-
posed rule or amendment is as follows: (1)
Revisions to Chapter 4.3 Credit and Class
Placement regarding enrolling in credit taken
at a school other than a school within the
Highlands County school District; (2) Revi-
sions to Chapter 4.4 Class Rankings, Vale-
dictorian, Salutatorian regarding the calcula-
tion of Grade Point Averages for class rank;
(3) Revisions to Chapter 4.6 Student Prog-
ress (Grading) regarding course weighting.
The specific legal authority includes Article IX
Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Flori-
da; Sections 1001.31, 1001.41, 1001.43,
1001.51 and 1008.25, Florida Statutes. The
School District believes that the proposed rule
or amendment will have no effect on small
business. The School District believes that the
.proposed rule or amendment will not result in
substantial increase in costs or prices paid by
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, .investment, productivity, inno-:
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
ido not elrs1 jno.'or awe precluded bty law Tin
cosi to Irne Sihool LD,.lrlr: ol prormuigallna Ihe
propite, rule Or amerndmnrr ii e, iniled l t
be 1).0 Thri eclrm.ited annual i:o: l 'r mple-
mernlin) and enlorcing Inri prirop-i'd rule Of
amendment is $0. The text of the pruposoie
rule or amendment can be obtained 31 ine Su-
perintendent's office, George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey),
426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
SNovember 26,2006
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMEND-
MENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 5.20 AND
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that The School Board
of Highlands County is developing an amend-
ment to Rule 5.20, Student Assignment. The
Board will discuss/approve future plans to
amend the rule at a regular meeting of the
Board on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at
5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room,
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested
by an affected -person in writing within 14
days of the date of this notice, a rule develop-
ment workshop will be noticed in a local
newspaper. The request must be submitted to
Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street,
Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of
the proposed amendment is to modify the
plan to update in accordance with annual re-
view and implementation of statutory and dis-
trict changes and other corrective measures
as deemed necessary. A summary of the pro-
posed rule or amendment is as follows: Para-
graph VI shall be amended as follows: Any
studentss, who has been attending a school
that has been designated as performance
grade category "F" failing to make adequate
progress for two (2) school years in a four (4)
year period, may choose to attend a higher
performing school in the district or an adjoin-
ing district consistent with Florida Statutes
and State Board of Education rule. The specif-
ic legal authority includes Article IX Section
4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sec-
tions 1001.41,'1001.42, Florida Statutes. The
School District believes that the proposed rule
or amendment will have no effect on small
business. The School District believes that the
proposed rule or amendment will not result in
substantial increase in costs or prices paid by
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, investment, productivity, inno-
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $50. The estimated annual cost of imple-
menting and enforcing the proposed rule or
amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office, George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey),


can be obtained at the Superintendent's office,
George Douglass Administration Building
(Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
November 26, 2006
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMEND-
MENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.36 AND
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of Highlands County is developing an amend-
ment to Rule 6.36, Complaints Against Em-
ployees. The Board will discuss/approve fu-
ture plans to amend the rule at a regular meet-
ing of the Board on Tuesday, December 12,
2006, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting
Room, George Douglass Administration Build-
ing, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If re-
quested by an affected person in writing with-
in 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule de-


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newspaper. The request must be submitted to
Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street,
Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of
the proposed amendment is make changes to
the policy in accordance with requirements
set forth in recent Florida legislation. A sum-
mary of the proposed rule or amendment is as
follows: Administration of Prescription and
Nonprescription Medication A student who
has permission to self administer emergency
medication may carry the medication on the
school bus or at any school related activity.
The specific legal authority includes Sections
1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes.The
School District believes that the proposed rule
or amendment will have no effect on small
business. The School District believes that the
proposed rule or amendment will not result in
substantial increase in costs or prices paid by
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, investment, productivity, inno-
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $50. The estimated annual cost of imple-
menting and enforcing the proposed rule or
amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office, George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey),
426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
November 26, 2006

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMEND-
MENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 4.70 AND
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that The School Board
of Highlands County is developing an amend-
ment to Rule 4.70, Home Education Program.
The Board will discuss/approve future plans to
amend the rule at a regular meeting of the
Board on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at
5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room,
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested
by an affected person in writing. within 14..
days of the date of this notice, a rule develop-
ment workshop will be noticed in a local
newspaper. The request must be submitted to
Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street,
Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of
the proposed amendment is to modify the
plan to update in accordance with annual re-
view and implementation of statutory and dis-
trict changes and other corrective measures
as deemed necessary. A summary of the pro-
posed rule or amendment is as follows: Home
Educations programs shall adhere to the pro-
visions of Florida Statutes. The Superintend-
ent shall receive and accept the results of the
annual educational evaluation fothe student in
the home education program. The term "legal
guardian" is deleted throughout Item II. The
specific legal authority includes Article IX Sec-
tion 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida;
Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Stat-
utes. The School District believes that the pro-
posed rule or amendment will have no effect
on small business. The School District be-
lieves that the proposed rule or amendment
will not result in substantial increase in costs
or prices paid by consumers, individual indus-
tries or state or local government agencies,
and will not result in significant adverse ef-
rleii on iumpni;iiilj emrploymenl. invesl-
m'nl prioiulviry innoivaion or irnernaiiorni
ir3ade jiid/or Allirrj ve arpifro: :hIe: I... IhP rei -
iJl31Jk Oblie livr lrlher do not elil anoIa r ,t
[preluded by law Tr ne LI o Ih re Scnool i O-
inci ui prumulgil.ng inre proposed rule or
jmnenamenl Is eslimieald to Or $50 Tr-e s5ll-
mated annual cost of implementing and en-
,-rri:ng IhE proposed rule or amendment is
$0 Tr, in ri of the.proposed rule or amend-
ment can be obtained at the Superintendent's
office, George Douglass Administration Build-
ing (Attn..Connie Scobey), 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
November 26, 2006
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMEND-
MENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.141
AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEAR-
ING
NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of. Highlands County is developing an amend-
ment to Rule 6.141, Employment of Athletic
Coaches Who Are Not Full Time Employees of
the School Board. The Board will discuss/ap-
prove future plans to amend the rule at a reg-
ular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, De-
cember 12, 2006, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board
Meeting Room, George Douglass Administra-
tion Building, 426 School Street, Sebring,
Florida. If requested by an affected person in
writing within 14 days of the date of this no-
tice, a rule development workshop will be no-
ticed in a local newspaper. The request must
be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent,
426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The
purpose and effect of the proposed amend-
ment is make changes to the policy in accord-
ance with requirements set forth in recent
Florida legislation. A summary of the pro-
posed rule or amendment is as follows: An in-
dividual who is employed only as an athletic
coach must hold a valid cardiopulmonary re-
suscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the
American Heart Association or the American
Red Cross and must have received training
about the dangers of drug use including per-
formance enhancing drugs. The specific legal
authority includes Sections 1001.41, 1012.22,
and 1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School
District believes that' the proposed rule or
amendment will have no effect on small busi-
ness. The School District believes that the
proposed rule or amendment will not result in
substantial increase in costs or prices paid by
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, investment, productivity, inno-
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $50. The estimated annual cost of imple-
menting and enforcing the proposed rule or
amendment is $0.
The text of the proposed rule or amendment


result in substantial increase in costs or prices
paid by consumers, individual industries or
state or local government agencies, and will
not result in significant adverse effects on
competition, employment, investment, pro-
ductivity, innovation or international trade
and/or alternative approaches to the regulato-
ry objective either do not exist and/or are pre-
cluded by law. The cost to the School District
of promulgating the proposed rule or amend-
ment is estimated to be $50. The estimated
annual cost of implementing and enforcing
the proposed rule or amendment is $0.
The text of the proposed rule or amendment
can be obtained at the Superintendent's office,
George Douglass Administration Building
(Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
November 26, 2006


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velopment workshop will be noticed in a local
newspaper. The request must be submitted to
Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street,
Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of
the proposed amendment is to make changes
to the policy in accordance with requirements
set forth in recent Florida legislation. A sum-
mary of the proposed rule or amendment is as
follows: The Superintendent shall develop
procedures to comply with the reporting re-
quirements for legally sufficient complaints.
The specific legal authority includes Sections
1001.41, 1012.22 and 1012.23, Florida Stat-
utes. The School District believes that the
proposed rule or amendment will have no ef-
fect on small business. The School District
believes that the proposed rule or amendment
will not result in substantial increase in costs
or prices paid by consumers, individual indus-
tries or state or local government agencies,
and will not result in significant adverse ef-
fects on competition, employment, invest-
ment, productivity, innovation or international
trade and/or alternative approaches to the reg-
ulatory objective either do not exist and/or are
precluded by law. The cost to the School Dis-
trict of promulgating the proposed rule or
amendment is estimated to be $50. The esti-
mated annual cost of implementing and en-
forcing the proposed rule or amendment is
$0.
The text of the proposed rule or amendment
can be obtained at the Superintendent's office,
George Douglass Administration Building
(Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
November 26, 2006

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER A NEW
SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 7.65 AND NOTICE
OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
, NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of Highlands County is developing a new Rule
7.65, Antifraud. The Board will discuss/ap-
prove future plans to amend the rule at a reg-
ular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, De-
cember 12, 2006, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board
Meeting Room, George Douglass Administra-
tion Building, 426 School Street, Sebring,
Florida. If requested by an affected person in
writing within 14 days of the date of this no-
tice, a rule development workshop will be no-
ticed in a local newspaper. The request must
be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent,
426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The
purpose and effect of the proposed new rule
is to make changes to the policy in accord-
ance with requirements set forth in recent
Florida legislation. A summary of the pro--
posed rule or amendment is as follows: The
School Board of Highlands County will not tol-
erate fraud' or the concealment of fraud. This
policy applies to any fraud, suspected or ob-
served, involving District employees, outside
support organizations, vendors, contractors,
volunteers, outside agencies doing business
with the School Board and any other persons
or parties in a position to commit fraud on the
School Board. Fraud includes, but is not limit-
ed to, knowingly misrepresenting the truth or
concealment of a material fact in order to per-
sonally benefit or to induce another to act to
his/her detriment. Any perceived fraud that is
detected or suspected shall be reported im-
mediately to Human Resource Services. The
obligation to report fraud includes instances
where an employee knew or should have
known that an incident of fraud occurred. In-
vestigations shall be .conducted in a confiden-
tial manner. Violation of this policy may result
in disciplinary action, termination of employ-
ment, termination of contract or legal action
The Supenrinenaent or desigrne snail develop
proi:edures Io impiemenl IhNs police The spe-
chit legal aulhoirty, includes Serlions
1001.32, 1001.41, 1001.42, Florida Statutes.
The School District believes that the.proposed
rule or amendment will have no effect on
small business. The School District believes
thai Ihe proposed rule or amendment will not
resull in subsIaniial in r-ase in cosis or prices
paid by consumers, individual industries or
state or local government agencies, and will
not result in significant adverse effects on
competition, employment, investment, pro-
ductivity, innovation or international trade
and/or alternative approaches to the regulato-
ry objective either do not exist and/or are pre-
cluded by law. The cost to the School District
of promulgating the proposed rule or amend-
ment is,estimated to be $50. The estimated
annual cost of implementing and enforcing
the proposed rule or amendment is $0.
The text of the proposed rule or amendment
can be obtained at the Superintendent's office,
George Douglass Administration Building
(Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School'Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
November 26,2006

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AN
AMENDMENT TO SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE
9.21 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC
HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of Highlands County is developing a new'Rule
9.21, School Reports. The Board will
discuss/approve future plans to amend the
rule at a regular meeting of the Board on
Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at 5:30 p.m. ih
the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass
Administration Building, 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected
person in writing within 14 days of the date of
this notice; a rule development workshop will
be noticed in a' local newspaper. The request
must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintend-
ent,. 426 School Street, Sebring, FL.33870.
The purpose and effect of the proposed new
rule is to make changes to the policy in ac-
cordance with requirements set forth in recent
Florida legislation. A summary of the pro-
'posed rule or amendment is as follows: Each
school shall make available annually, to pa-
rents and the community, school reports re-
quired by federal and state laws and State
Board of Education rules. Reports shall follow
a uniform District-wide format that is easy to
read and understand. Schools may include
other information in the report about' the
school's progress and other related school in-
formation. The specific legal authority in-
cludes Sections 1001.42, Florida Statutes.
The School District believes that the proposed
rule or amendment will have no effect on
small business. The School District believes
that the proposed rule or amendment will not


YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON
THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL
LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAIL-
URE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE
DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.
IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST
THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending the notice at 3282 US 27
South, Sebring FL 33870 telephone. (863)
314-5931, not later than seven (7) days prior
to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
DATED this 17th day of November, 2006.
L. E."'LUKE" BROKER, CLERK


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMEND-
MENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.21 AND
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of Highlands County is developing an amend-
ment to Rule 6.21, District Certificates. The
Board will discuss/approve future plans to
amend the rule at a regular meeting of the
Board on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at
5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George
Douglass Administration Building, 426 School
Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an af-
fected person in writing within 14 days of the
date of this notice, a rule development work-
shop will be noticed in a local newspaper.
The request must be submitted to Wally Cox,
Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring,
FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the pro-
posed amendment is tomake changes to the
policy in accordance with requirements set
forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary
of the proposed rule or amendment is as fol-
lows: Non-degree instructional personnel will
be issued a three (3) year Temporary Certifi-
cate upon receipt of fingerprint clearance from
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI). The specific legal authority includes
Sections 1001.41, 1012.22 and 1012.23, Flor-
ida Statutes. The School District believes that
the proposed rule or amendment will have no
effect on small business. The School District
believes that the proposed rule or amendment
will not result in substantial increase in costs
or prices paid by consumers, individual indus-
tries or state or local government agencies,
and will not result in significant adverse ef-
fects on competition, employment, invest-
ment, productivity, innovation or international
trade and/or alternative approaches to the reg-
ulalory onlecive either aOn iQi evei! ana/or are
precluded by lawIj Tre :cos l Ihe School Dis-
ii:|l ol prumulgaling Ihe proposed rule or
amendment is estimated to be $50. The esti-
mated annual cost of implementing and en-
forcing the proposed rule or amendment is
$0.
The text of the proposed rule or amendment
can be obtained at the Superintendent's office,
George Douglass Administration Building
(Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street,
Sebring; Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
November 26, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 28-2006-CA-517
UCN: 282006CA000517XXCICI
BANK OF AMERICA, NA., SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER WITH NATIONSBANK, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH BARNETT
BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
MURRAY PELL. CATHERINE PELL,
DeienOanills
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT. PUR-
SUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLO-
SURE ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE I
WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN
HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA DESCRIBED
AS:
LOT 533, GRAYCE'S PROPOSED SUBDI-
VISION UNRECORDED MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS A PARCEL OF
LAND L'ING IiJ THE NORTHWEST QUARTER
OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT
THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 5 THENCE SOUTH 00' 01' 02" WEST
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 5. A DISTANCE-
OF 1 454 60 FEET THENCE NORTH 89- 45'
00 EAST A DISTANCE OF 894 10 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTIN-
UE NORTH 89= 45 00" EAST A DISTANCE OF
4750 FEET. THENCE SOUTH 8000 FEET.
THENCE SOUTH 89' 45 00' WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 47 50 FEET THENCE NORTH 80 00
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING TOGH-
ETER WITH A 1970 HILC MOBILE HOME ID
#HF4961D
AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST AND
BEST BIDDER, FOR CASH AT 11:00 A.M. ON
DECEMBER.19, 2006, AT HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, SEBRING, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM HE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE A.D.A. AD-
MINISTRATOR FOR THE CLERK OF THE
COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING, AT (863) 534-4690.
*IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, VOICE 1-800-955-8770. THIS IS
NOT A COURT INFORMATION LINE.
DATED: NOVEMBER 20, 2006.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
File No.: FC-7644
November 26; December 3, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH. JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO JP06-000)86-XO:
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.E.D. DOB: 03/03/05
Minor Child
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
SOUL ESCOBAR DELGADILLIO
OR ANY UNKNOWN FATHERS
Address(s) unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petitiori
for Termination of Parental Rights under oath
has been filed in the above-styled Court by the
Department of Children & Families, seeking
the termination of your parental rights to:
S.E.D.
a white male child
born March 3, 2005
and you are hereby COMMANDED to per-
sonally appear before the HONORABLE SUS-
AN BARBER FLOOD, a MAGISTRATE/HEAR-
ING OFFICER in the Juvenile Division of the
Circuit Court in and for Highlands County,
State of Florida, on the 3rd day of January,
2007, at 9:30 A.M., at the HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA, COURTROOM
1A.







News-Sun. Sunday, November 26, 2006


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By: /s/ CathyTruelove
Deputy Clerk
November 19,26; December3, 10, 2006


PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
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AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
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November 26, 2006
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of Highlands County, Florida, will consider
adoption of the Board's annual salaries at a
regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, De-
cember 12, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. in the Board
Meeting Room, George Douglass Administra-
tion Building, 426 School Street, Sebring,
Florida. The proposed annual salaries for the
Board is $30,219, consistent with the recom-
mendation of the Compensation Commission
for the Florida School Board Association. All
interested persons are invited to attend.
If a person intends to appeal the Board's deci-
sion with respect to any matter, or has any
thought that an appeal may be taken, the per-
son has the responsibility to ensure that a ver-
batim (word for word) record of the proceed-
ing is made and that the record includes all
testimony and evidence upon which an appeal
is to be based.
The School Board of Highlands County, Flori-
da does not discriminate upon the basis of
any individual's disability status. This non-dis-
crimination policy involves every aspect of the
Board's functions, including one's access to,
participation, employment or treatment in its
programs or activities. Anyone requiring rea-
sonable accommodation in order to attend a
School Board Meeting, please call 471-5565
not later than three days before the meeting.
November 26, 2006

01 55 Highlands
County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands
County, Sebring, Florida, will receive SEALED BIDS in
the County Purchasing Department for:
ITB 07-020 CDBG HOME REHABS (2) AND DEMOS
(8) TOTAL OF (10)
ITB specifications, submittal procedures, and insur-
ance requirements can be obtained from the office of
Mr. Gerald (Jed) Secory, Director, Highlands County
General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320.
George Blvd., Sebring, 33875-5803, 863-402-6523,
Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail:
usecory@bcc.co.highlands.fl.us.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 10:00 A.
M Wednesday December 6 2006 In Highlands
County Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803. On-site visits will be Imme-
diately following the Pre-Bid Meeting.
Sealed Bids must labeled with above Bid Number-Title
and be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing De-
partment, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-
5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00
P.M.. Thursday December 21. 2006. Bids received
later than the date and time as specified will be reject-
ed. The Board will not be responsible for the late de-
liveries of bids that are Incorrectly addressed, deliv-
ered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery
service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at either of the above meetings.
Instructions to Bidders (Including excerpts from the
Florida Housing Finance Corporation approved
HOME Again Program Design. A copy of the com-
plete Program Design is available upon request):
1) The Highlands County Board of County Commis-
sioners HCBCC reserves the right to accept or reject
anyor all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if'
an award is made, will be made to the most respon-
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e__ r .riri.,n.r ir.- urad r I Tr,. Br A it. ;:ur,r : rt, r.]ni
,.:, i r.rguli3fil irr [ i1
2) Contractors must be pre-qualified through the
Highlands County Housing Department in order to
submit a bid. Contact the Housing Department at
863-402-6795 if you need an application In order to
become pre-qualified.,
3) The Highlands County Purchasing Department and
Housing Rehabilitation Specialist will generally rec-
ommend that the contract be awarded to the lowest
responsible bidder within plus or minus fifteen per-
cent (15 %) of the cost estimate. Bids outside of this
range will be screened carefully for irregularities and
may be rejected (refer to instruction 1 above).
4) Each contractor must satisfactorily complete one
(1) job through any of the Highlands County Housing
Department rehabilitation programs before receiving
any additional contracts. No contractor will be allowed
to have more than three (3) jobs under construction
at one time without consent of the local government
designated representative unless:
a. The anticipated date of commencement is after the
scheduled and estimated date of completion of cur-
rent jobs; or
b. The contractor has demonstrated through past per-
formance his/her ability to satisfactorily complete
multiple contracts In a timely manner thereby causing
no impact on project and program completions.
Note: This rule may be waived by HCBCC if it is deter-
mined that there is an inadequate pool of qualified
bidders, if the other bids are excessive, or if other ex-
tenuating circumstances arise.
5) All prices shall include all labor, supervision, mriate-
rials, equipment and services to do a workmanlike
job.
6) Only firm bids will be accepted. However, a waiver
is possible and negotiation with the lowest qualified
bidder may be considered by the BCC and the Owner
ifis deemed in the best interest of the BCC and Owner
in terms of meeting program requirements, time or
budget. In such Instances, the Housing Rehabilitation
Specialist estimate shall govern negotiations.
7) Bid prices must be itemized on the submitted Bid
Form or they will be rejected.
8) Insurance requirements as stated in Section M of
General Terms and Conditions. Additional require-
ment of a 10-day notification instead of 30-day.
9) Legal Compliance and familiarity of all Federal,
State, and Local Laws, ordinances, rules and regula-
tions that in any manner affect the work. Ignorance on
the part of the bidder will In no way relieve them from
their responsibilities.
10) No Contractor or subcontractor may participate in
this work if ineligible to receive Federal or State Fund-
ed Contracts.
11) Federal equal opportunity, civil rights, lead base
paint and record retention requirements are applicable
to work performed on this Bid.
12) Financing of the work will be provided, in whole
or in part by the Housing Rehabilitation Program. The
Local Government will act as agent for the owner in
preparing contract documents, inspecting, and issu-
ing payments. However, the contracts) will be be-
tween the owner and contractor. Bids, work per-
formed and payments must be approved by the owner
and the agent.
13) Invitation-To-Bids must be accompanied by evi-
dence of vendor's qualifications to do business in the
State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489.
14) HCBCC promotes open and fair competition in all
procurements. Minority or woman owned enterprises
as well small or disadvantaged firms are encouraged
to submit.
15) Appropriate Florida contractor license is required.
16) The Highlands County Housing Department con-
tract forms shall be used for contracts under this bid.
See Attachment 'A'
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any Individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
ination policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.


Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: fcarlno@bcc.co high-
lands.fl.us. Requests for CART or interpreter serv-
ices should be made at least 24 hours in advance to
permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: hcbcc.n.t
November 26; December 3, 2006
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and Sher-
iff's Office (SO), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida,
will receive sealed bids In the Board's Purchasing De-
partment for:
RFP. 07-021 CATASTROPHIC INMATE MEDICAL IN-
SURANCE
Specifications may be obtained from Gerald (Jed) Se-
cory, Director, Highlands County General Services /
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Boulevard.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803; (863) 402-6523, Fax: (863)
402-6735, or by E-Mail:
osecory@bcc co highlands fl us


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1 V County Legals
There will be a NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting
at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2006, in the
Purchasing Conference Room, 4320 George Boule-
vard, Sebring, FL 33875-5803. All potential bidders
should attend this meeting.
Submit two (2) original and (4) four copies with your
bid envelope. Bid envelopes must be sealed and
marked with the bid number and name so as to identi-
fy the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the
Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach
said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, De-
cember 28, 2006, at which time they will be opened.
Bids received later than the date and time as specified
will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for
the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly ad-
dressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other
type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at either of the above bid meetings.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award
is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder
whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award
will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The
Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the
bid.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
ination policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail:
fcarino@bcc.co.hiohlands fl us
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website:hcbcc.net
November 26; December 3, 2006
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids in the Board's Purchasing Department for:
ITB 07-022 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT WAREHOUSE
MEZZANINE PROJ NO. 06033
Specifications may be obtained from Gerald (Jed) Se-
cory, Director, Highlands County General Services /
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Boulevard.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803; (863) 402-6523, Fax: (863)
402-6735,or by E-Mail: qsecorv@hcbcc ora
There will be a NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting
at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at Facili-
ties Management's Warehouse, 636 Fernleaf Ave-
nue; Sebring, FL 33875-5803. All potential bidders
should attend this meeting.
Submit Two (2) originals and (2) Two copies with
your bid envelope. Bid envelopes mist be sealed and
marked with the bid number and name so as to identi-
fy the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the
Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, FL. 33875-5803 so as to reach
said office no later than 2:00 P.M.:Thursdav, Decem-
ber 21 2006, at which time they will be opened. Bids
received later than the date and time as specified will
be rejected. The:Board will not be responsible for the
late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed,
delivered in person, by mail or any other type of deliv-
ery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at either of the above bid meetings.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award
is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder
whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award
will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The
Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the
bid.
Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on
all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cash-
ier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the
bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If
the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a
Public Construction Bond will be required of the
Awarded Vendor. Bid must be accompanied by evi-
dence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the
state of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489.
The principal features of the Contract include:
1. Installation of a mezzanine into an existing ware-
house.
The principal features, as defined above, are not in-
tended to cover every aspect of the installation de-
tails. The Contractor shall be responsible for review-


1055 Highlnds
1055 County Legals
ing the Contract Documents. plans, and specifications
to determine full scope of work and specific require-
ments for the project, which include familiarity and
compliance with al; Federal, State. and local laws and
regulations.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the
award, if an award is made, will be made to the most
responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indi-
cate that the award will be in the best interest of High-
lands County. The Board reserves the right to waive
irregularities in the bid.
The COUNTY further reserves the right to direct pur-
chase materials for this project, if in their opinion a
significant cost savings can be realized.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
ination policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: fcarino@hcbcc.oro.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website:hcbcc.net
November 26; December 3, 2006


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it runs to make sure it is correct.
Sometimes instructions over the
phone are misunderstood and an er-
ror can occur. If this happens to you,
please call us the first day your ad
appears and we will be happy to fix
it as soon as we can.
If We can assist you, please call us:
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1550 Professional Services

A HANDYMAN
Aluminum, Phone and TV jacks,
Minor Plumbing, Carpentry, Fans,
Repairs, Screens & Painting.
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BANKRUPTCY
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A. R. Gonzalez, Attorney
Free Consultation
SEBRING OFF CE 382-1616

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HOME OR BUISNESS? REKEY your locks for
far less than replacing them. Call the special-
ists, 863-452-1108 American Home Mainte-
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IMPROVEMENTS
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& Preparers needed.
Bilingual a plus.
Only a $49 enrollment
fee or tax class.
Successful completion
makes you eligible
for hire.

Call Amscot Tax Service at
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Must have Home Health
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OASIS knowledge.

This excellent opportunity
offers a very competitive
compensation program and
the chance to join our growth
oriented team.
Apply in person at:
725 S. PineSt. Sebring, FL or
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earning/benefits. Must have clean van, SUV or
P/U 561-662-7066 EOE/DFWP
CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER

City of Avon Park is accepting applications for
a full time entry-level Police Officer.

Minimum qualifications: HS diploma or GED;
possess valid Florida drivers license, must
have passed Florida Police Standards and
Training and Florida CJST requirements at
time of hire. Starting salary is $28,503.60. Ex-
perienced Officers may quality for higher
starting salary. Applications available at City of
Avon Park Police Department, 304 W. Pleas-
ant Street, Avon Park, FL 33825 and must be
accompanied with a copy of Florida driver's li-
cense. Return completed applications to City
of Avon Park Police Department 304 W.
Pleasant St. Avon Park. Applications close
5:00 P.M. on.Friday, December 8, 2006. Po-
lice Officer's Exam to be given at 10:00 A.M.
Friday, December 15, 2006, at the City of
Avon Park Community Center, 310 W. Main
Street, Avon Park, FL, Drug & Smoke-Free
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positive attitude,
excellent customer service,
telephone and
typing skills. Must have
knowledge of general office
equipment and be
able to work in a
very busy environment.

Send resume to:
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Sebring, FL 33870
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ed for local company. Extensive Quick Books
experience, spelling & grammar skills a must.
Salary commensurate w/exp. Send resume to
Box 2207 c/o NewsSun 2227 US HWY 27 S.
Sebring, Fl 33870
Automotive Instructor- P/T position to teach
Automotive Technology at the Highlands Cam-
pus. Must have extensive related
experience/training. Typical Schedule: 8-3, M-
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sources, SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COL-
LEGE, or contact Tom Bush, 784-7117, for
more information. EAIEO.
Clerical- Bi- lingual perfered. Good communi-
cation and Computer skills, Medical office en-
vironment (Lake Placid area).
Please fax resume'to: 1-866-531-6337






THE PALMS
OF SEBRING


CNAs

For our Skilled

Nursing Facility.

Apply at:
725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL or
Fax 385-2385 or
E-mail:
Palmshr@yahoo.com
EOE/DFWP


* General Labor Construction
* CDL-A w/Hazmat
* Light Industrial- All Shifts
* Carpenters w/tools
* Equipment Operators
Temporary to Permanent Postions
Available. Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work 6:00AM Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M. 6 P.M.
Applications accepted daily
with proper ID.
3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Work Place
CONSTRUCTION- HIRING pipe layer laborers
& heavy equipment operators w/ underground
utility construction exp..Call 888-683-3651 for
application info.
CROWNPOINTE Senior Living Community
has an immediate opening for the following:
LPN Resident Services Manager
Weekend Cook
8AAM -5 PM
Previous exp. w/assisted living and/or work-
ing with seniors pref but will train. Fax re-
sume with salary requirements to 386-4925
or pick up an application at 5005 Sun N
Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
DRIVER
FED Ex route driver needed for local contrac-
tor, Must have extensive knowledge of Sebr-
ing and AP area, clean driving record and pass
DOT physical. Leave message 863-385-6837
or 863-381-9643
Florida Environmental Institute is looking for a
Cert. ESE Teacher for full time position as the
Director of Education. FEI is a Juvenile Pro-
gram working with 25 at risk male youth. Sal-
ary is Negotiable. Please contact Program @
863-699-3785 for more details. Must pass
back ground screening and drug testing. FEI
is on EOE.


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visit www.LPHcareers.com. EOE/DFWP
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from home. Working with top US companies.
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SKENILWORTH
CARE & REHAB

Positions For RN'S
& LPN's PRN Status
Available All Shifts

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


2100 Help Wanted

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CARE & REHAB

C.N.A. Positions
Available
Come join our
team at Kenilworth
Care & Rehab Center
Apply in person
3011 Kenilworth Blvd
Sebring, FL 33870
or call Connie Bass,
HR Director at
382-2153 X-317





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Continenlal Dining With An Italian Flair


Now HIRING for all positions.
Chefs
Asst. Managers
Waiters
Hostess
Pantry
Bus Persons
Apply now from 1-4pm
Mon.- Fri. at 2700 US 27 N.,
Sebring, FL 33870
NOW HIRING:
Companies desperately need employees to as-
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hours. $500 weekly potential. Information, call
1-985-646-1700 Dept. FL-6654

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3011 Kenilworth Bvd
Sebring, FL33870
or call Connie. Bass,
HR Director at'
382-2153 X-317

PART TIME perT,r)ninl po..'lin ir n luuy .in
gallery /framed shop. Ideal for semi-retired.
Must be able to lift 30 Ibs and climb stairs.
Various duties in a very busy shop. Retail
sales and math skills required. Framing expe-
rienced helpful: Resume to 2045 U.S. 27
North Sebring 33870.


2100 Help Wanted
Male or Female Personal Trainers. Career ori-
ented. Need apply. Privateoe on one setting.
By appointment only. Call 863-382-0081 ask
for John.
PHLEBOTOMIST NEEDED/ For Full Time posi-
tion. Experience nessary. Fax resume to 863-
386-1358.
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Without ceilings or caps
Generous pay hrly, bonuses
comm. Flexible work schedule,
great work environment & full
bens. pkg. One call tells all
DIAL NOW. Mr Keck
863-452-0330
QUALITY-ORIENTED DENTAL office looking
for experienced part-time Hygienist commit-
ted to excellence. Come join our professional
team. Call Connie at (863)382-3100 between
8-5.
Receptionist/File Clerk:
Busy subcontractors office in Sebring, Florida
s searching for a self-motivated. Reception-
st/File Clerk. Experienced only need apply
Bi-Lingual a plus. DFWP, EOE. Excellent Ben-
efit Package. Send Resume' to: ccrider@uni-
tedsub.com. Please, no faxes or phone calls.


THE PALMS
OF SEBRING
For our skilled
Nursing Facility
RNs & LPNs
Considering a Change?
New to the Area?
Come in and let's talk!
Find out about all the
new and exciting Ihings
The Palms has planned!
Be a part of our growth.
Apply at 725 S. Pine St.
or Fax 385-2385 or
E-mail: Palmshr@yahoo.com
EOE/DFVWP
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STANLEY STEEMER
of Highlands Co. currently has several posi-
tions for Carpet Cleaning Techs. We are look-
ing for cheerful/dependable people who will
be working in a service business. No Exp.
necessary. Applicants must possess valid FL
drivers license and safe driving record.
$100.00 sign on bonus will be given to all new
employees after 60 day probation period. For
appt., contact Rick at.863-655-2190. DFWP


ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Enforces County Animal Control Ordinance
Responds to and investigates animal control calls/'
complaints anytime of the day or night as required.
Subject to emergency and standby call out.Assists in
maintenance of animal boarding areas. Assists with
euthanasia process.Writes reports. Minimum: HS/GED
preferred but not required. Some knowledge of animal
care. FL Drivers License. Pay:$9.50-$15.35 plus
benefits. Apply: Highlands County Commission, 600 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.
Telephone: 863-402-6509 or download application at
www.hcbcc.net. Closes: 12-08-06





INSURANCE SPECIALIST
Coordinates health, dental and other benefits
programs for County employees. Responsible for
benefits billing accuracy. Major customer service
duties. Minimum: HS/GED.AA/AS preferred. Five
years experience in health insurance claims
handling and employee benefits programs. FL
Drivers License. Salary: $1,102 $1,791 Bi-weekly.
Apply: Highlands County Commission, 600 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:
863-402-6509 or download application:
www.hcbcc.net. Closes:12-08-06



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RISK MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Recruiting, policy development/implementation, safety, pay
and benefits administration, employee relations, and risk
management. Provides services to all County departments.
Functions as technical consultant for elected officials,
management, and employees. Monitors and assures compli-
ance with federal, state and County regulations and policies.
Supervises and evaluates five assigned personnel. Minimum:
BA/BS in human resources, management public
administration business or related field. Five years'
experience in Human Resources work. FL Drivers License
required.Salary $1,791 $2,930 bi-weekly DOQ plus benefits.
Apply: Highlands County Commission, 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone:863-402-6509 or
download application at www.hcbcc.net. Closes: 12-08-06


2 100 Help Wanted
SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS
Looking for Clerical help in our Sebring loca-
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sume to 863-453-6138

THE GEO GROUP INC.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE,
DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE,
& 401K RETIREMENT

NOW HIRING:
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FOR FACILITY EXPANSION
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Moore Haven, FL 33471.
Phone 863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
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*RECREATION SPECIALIST
*VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR
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*SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
*CAPTAIN
*FOOD SERVICE MANAGER
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Full-time, year-round position responsible for providing general college
information, academic advising, scheduling, and career planning services at
ihe Career Center. Bachelor's degree required. Advising or guidance
experience required. preferably at the post-secondary level. Demonstrated
ability in communicating effectively with people from diverse cultural and
socio-economic backgrounds. Starting salary range: $24,000 to $26,500
plus a comprehensive benefits package, including retirement, health and
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006.
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bedroom, 2 bath, well built home, family room, office, lots of
fruit trees, lovely landscaping with Floratam sod amid sprinkler
system... $159,900 (NS190876)
"CASA DEL LAGO" Exquisite condo, 2/2/2 with a lovely
family room facing a lush orange grove. The ladies will love the
kitchen arrangement and inside spacious laundry room, pull
do\'n stairs flattic storage. garage \rlgenie. community pool/
clubhouse. ........... ....... ... ..........$.182,900 (NS190977)
"DEED RESTRICTED LOT" Near Lake Viola. Build your
dream home on this 131x110 paved road lot'.$48,000 (NS190908)

Advanced All Service
Realty, Inc.
M E NI 801 US HWY 27 N, Lake Placid
E R (863) 465-9838 (800) 295-6829
F1EAL Fs sr EI I IA.IE
PEAL ESrAiE
LISTINGS CALL TODAY!
"WALK TO WALMART"
SFairmont Mobile Home Eraties-own sour land. no park or
maintenance fees. pes- allowed. 2/2 1plllt bedroom plan.
NS#1 90755 *66,900
'TWO LOTS TOGETHER IN HIGHLANDS PARKz"
Gorgeous home suie on iell-established road near Lake
Ilstokpoga Nev\er homnie nearby'
NS 1i5293 '60,000
"COMMERCIAL LOT"
Zoned B-3 in grow ing area ol Lake Placid great place to
build a business or investment.
NSn 17364 $89,900
"DIRECTLY ON LAKE CREWS"
Home features solid surface countertops, huge master bath,
breakfast nook. and 7x14 utility.
NSN 1401 S 424900
"COUNTRY SETTING & A DOUBLE
LOT TO BOOT"
Enjo' the primacy afforded bN this location in the gro\ ing
Leisure Lakes area of Lake Placid
NS IIS4933 '58,500

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Oc ( Realtor
Office: (863) 382-2000 Cell: (863) 414-7281
reTsm lIa: [fre]M-71lk51Wu14M


Dn.e b- I ns0 Muligan Road-See ith updaled beaur;- Ir hi]s lou price 2 bed.
room 2 bath plus e\tra room for 3rd BR or den all neil kitchen ,'coi:nan counter,
new custom cabibets, new tile, paint, carpet, crown molding, new landscaping, irri-
gation, new bath vanities and a 2 car garage.
Under priced at... 220,000 Mns88s539
HURRY!!!!!!!!!


Beautiful & fully furnished, this totally
rarreiodeled condo is perfect for a
weekend get-away or a permanent
lovely lake view & evening breezes.
4 Everylhing is new including all doors,
windows, hardwood flooring, cabinetry,
appliances, plumbing, light fixtures,
etc nol to mention the new awesome
casualr.ontemporary decor to include
52 TV, furniture, all accessories,
linens & all kitchenware.
Fountainhead Condo ............ .. ........$249,900'


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of Oleecfiaobee 7alt, 7,ic.
"Lake Istokpoga Branch"
1564 US Hy. 98 P.O. Box 225, Lorida, FL 33857
S(863) 655-3891


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Beautiful home on canal
to Lake Istokpoga. 3/2/2
split plan home with
large yard & gazebo near
canal. Seawall, dock and
boat lift.
MLS#184145 $285,000


TOO NEW FOR
PHOTO


Lovely home on canal to Lake
Istokpoga. 3/2/2 newly upgraded
split plan. Open plan with cathedral
ceilings in living/dining areas. Eat-in
kitchen. Master bedroom & Kitchens
have double sliders onto lanai with
lake and canal views. Utility room
with pantry. Seawall, U-shaped dock
surrounds boathouse with lift.
MLS#185673 $364,700


LAND
Unimproved 1 are building lot.
Zoning allows for mobile or
houses.


Kissimmee River frontage. 2/2.5
home with 130 feet of river
frontage.Two bedroom, 2.5
bath home has tiled front and
back screened porches.
Carport, covered RV parking.
Also a storage shed and pole
barn on 1-acre property.

MLS190781 $299,000


MLS#177757


$35,000


Two nice buildable lots togeth-
er on Leisure Lakes. Price for
both lots is...
MLS#183286 $104,000

Buildable lot for single family
home in Lake Placid.


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6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
TWO & Three Bedroom rentals available. An-
nual lease. "No Pets" Ridge Real Estate 863-
385-2561.


6250 Furnished Houses
1BD/1BA FULLY furnished, First and Last, all
utilities and cable included. No pets, Non-
smoking, $625 mo or seasonal for $900 Call
863-452-5132.
4/2 LARGE, Beautiful Furnished house (3/4
acres) on Lake Josephine w/ 100 ft. dock, 12
x 52 Screen Porch with fireplace, big screen tv
$1700.00 (954)478-7313. Seasonal or Annu-
ally.

SEASONAL RENTAL. Beautiful, furnished, new
home for rent. 3/2 in Avon Park $2000/mos.
Call 407-814-0392


6300 Unfurnished Houses























3/2 HOUSE on 2 acre w/ carport.
Excellent condition. Located on
Payne Rd. Close to Rt. 27 & 66.
$1100.00/ mos. Contact
201-434-1260
3/2 HOUSE, East of 27 at Sun n Lakes Blvd,
All new AC, paint, carpet, appliances, $750/
month (863) 221-2860
3/2/2 Avon Park Lakes. 1st, sec. $1,000/mo.
Option to buy possibility. Call 863-873-1451
3/2/2 WITH pool, Jackson Heights $1400.
mos. (863)381-8473
4/2 home on.Lake Clay Dr. 1/2 acre screened
patio,w/ outdoor fireplacegarage,close to boat
ramp, laundry and tool room,central ac new
roof and freshly painted inside Great neigh-
borhood. lake view. call Pete at 305-803-3901

BEAUTIFUL NEWLY REMODELED
2BR/2BA/1CG. WOOD AND TILE FLOORS.
LARGE FENCED YARD. ON LOVELY CUL-DE-
SAC. $800.00. CALL 863-385-0650.
BEAUTIFUL REMODEL home for rent at 108
State road in Sebring. In nice family neighbor-
hood close to school, business and place of
worship, Call 786-395-1494 for more info.
LP .UNFURNISHED HOMES FOR RENT/
3BR/2BA/2CG. 3 Homes i ..: -eillw, i.,: liion
in Placid Lakes. One is brand new..The other
two are 2 & ?3 ..e"r ni, 1,.smokers. Call
863-465.-381.? or 863".~--11i8J4.
NICE 2/1 Bay St. New Cent. ac/heat. Large
backyard. $750.00 1st & last. 863-382-8732
PLACID LAKES 2/2/2 on Placid Liti Iui,
Course. Quit dead end street ready for occu-
pancy. Call 863-441-0939
SEBRilGC LA EFRu ljT beach & pool, free
goll i seaic.ni Erih, I:nf 2br House w/great
views i.inng ji : ~,9':0 m":,' incl utilities cable
& phone, 888-273-2746 toll free.


6320 Seasonal Property
2BR HOUSE nice Lake Istokpoga access. Fur-
nished C/H/A'screen room, seasonal. Also 2/2'
Placid Lake Duplex. Call 863-699-0045-
AP 2br/lba Furnished Villa. Utilities includ-
ed. 4 mo min. $950 per month. Call 863-453-
0264.
Lakeshore Resort on Lake Placid. Fully fur-
nished 2 bedroom cottage. White sandy
beach, screened porch, B-B-Q area, dock,
boat ramp. www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com
Call Cheryl'863-465-2135
SUN -N-LAKE/ Seasonal Golf Course Town-
house. 2BR/2 1/2 BA. Beautifully furnished..
On 2nd Green w/ fantastic views. 3 mo min.
$1700/mo. Call 941-704-0603 or 941-722-
1533.


6550 Warehouses for Rent
LAKE PLACID, 1 ACRE YARD -FOR LEASE
$700/MOS. Full/Partial Storage/ Industrial-
Fenced in. Ph(954)442-8002.

^ A0066 Business & Offices
O 0 For Rent
CHILDCARE CENTERS- SEBRING Established
locations with Real Estate, financing arranged
Florida Investment Properties. 888-881-0118


7030 Estate Sales
3204 Golfview Rd ( across from Harder Hall
golf course ) Sat Nov 25th 8-?. Sun Nov 26th
12-3p.m. Everything must go.


7040 Appliances
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! .


7040 Appliances
DISHWASHER- KENMORE under counter,
needs drain hose. $35.00 (863)453-8417
SALE Reconditioned Appliances
Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, A/C's
We're overstocked name your prices.
Appliance Hospital. Call 385-5600
Vacuum Cleaner, ORECK XL Compact Canister
Model BB870-AD Black with extra attach-
ments. Never used, new in the box. Price
$115.00. Sebring location, Cell phone # 304-
483-0169.


7140 Computers & Supplies
Computer Wireless Router, Linksys WRT54G
in good working condition, used for one year.

Price $35.00. Sebring location, Cell phone #
304-483-0,169.
WINDOWS XP gateway computer, 15 inch
monitor, keyboard, mouse, sparingly used
$250. OBO 863-381-2861


7160 Cameras & Supplies
CAMERA/ Pentax Program Plus 35mm film
camera with flash and three lens and case and
tripod. Price $250.00. Cell phone 304-483-
0169.

7180 Furniture






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QUALITY FUR
RESOABE RIE
86 -4 5-53


2 LAWN chairs with ottaman very nice a have
to see reversible cushions, very sturdy. $30.
ea. Call 863-385-5790
BROYHILL CHINA CABINET, lighted glass
base, white, 3 years old, $250.00
(863)382-3799
CONSIGNMENT NOW accepting quality
items. Call West Coast Furniture. 863-382-
1117
COUCH LAZYBOY 4pc Sectional queen bed &
recliner. Like New $550.00 863-386-0619 or
F,.j3214-1253
O:EiK SMALL, 1950's, two tone blue, all
wood, excellent condition, $50.00
(863)382.3799
A TRUCK SALE SPECIAL!
3 LINES, 2 WEEKS, $25.
CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED, 385-6155.

ESTATE ITEMS LIKE NEW
Bassett Cherry 5pc dining set $399.95
Bassett Cherry China Cabinet..399.95
7pc Italian dining set .............. 399.95
Contemporary 5pc. dinette set
w/caster tilt.swivel chairs ........299.95
White Metal 5 pc dinette set
$199.95
4pc Faux Stone & Ash Bedroom set
1499.95
4pc Ethan Alien Bedroom sil '399.95
4pc White Wash Bedroom set
1399.95
Rattan Twin Sleeper ...:............199.95
Rattan Sectional w/jaquered fabric
$399.95
Sofa Sleepers Your Choice..... 299.95
Sofa w/matching Loveseats (.4 Iels)
'399.95
Roll Top Desk
Ln. iLe Kid'. i dr299.95net
1299.95
Ril inr-i ilrirng if '99.95
We are now Accepting Quality
Like New Consignments
West Coast Furniture
5535 US 27 South
863-382-1117.
CHECK OUR WEB PAGE AT
westcfurniture.com

DINING TABLE, 34" round, cherry finish, for-
mica top, wood pedestal base, $10.00
(863)382-3799
MAHOGANY END table, small, no drawers,
1930's, unusual carved legs, attractive top,
$40.00 (863)382-3799
MIRROR Walnut frame W/mounting
rails overall 55"x 28" mirror 36"x23"
EXC. condition $35.00.
863-655-0049

MOVING SALE/ Sleeper couch $50.00, 2 wing
chairs $25.00 each, 2 Velour swivel chairs
$20.00 each., Table and chair breakfast set
$25.00. $165.00 for all. Call 863-465-7063

NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-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 Living room
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
Next to Lowes & across from
Home Depot
NEW SERTA Queen Set $398.00
4 Pc Wicker Bedroom set $498.00
5 Pc Wood Dinette Set $228.00
Many instore specials.
10am-5pm Thurs & Fri.
10am-3pm Saturday
Furniture Plus
www.bed-city.com
863-531-0010 (Lake Placid)


7180 Furniture
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!
PATIO FURNITURE/ Glass top table 5ft 6in x
34ft. 3in with Lazy Susan, 6 chairs with cush-
ions, Grey. $250.00 OBO power washer gas
operated hardly used $250. Call 863-382-
4687.
SIMMONS BEAUTYREST/ New Queen Size
world class, pillowtop with memory foam, 10
yr. guaranty $699.00.Call 863-382-1117
SOLID CHERRY end table, Antique reproduc-
tion, 2 drawers, wood knobs, spool legs, $95.
863-382-3799
SOLID OAK pub table, no chairs. $75. Call
381-0836
WHITE DINNING room table with 4 black vinyl
swivel chairs $100. Call 443-0438 or 452-
6607
WHITE WICKER rocker. Cushion. Nice.
$50.00 (863)655-5586

7240 Jewelry
7 24 Personal Items
3 SILVER ITEMS/ One Necklace 28in $22.00.
One 22in $19.00. One bracelet 9in. They are
long enough to make a bracelet out of also.
$13.00. 2 in one. 28in $20.00. 22 in 20 9in
$15.00


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 offeied la' ,d lu,~:hi, Inler Fir itnhe oi
mated .alu 1:'1 irn Le.iirumTir Tiri .:""'

7300 Miscellaneous
$700-$800,000++ **2006!** FREE CASH
GRANTS! NEVER REPAY! Pe .oniji Medj.:il
Bills, School, New Housing, Bui"iei: AS
SEEN ON T.V. Live Operators! l jii :jw,
.1-.0iFi el 32 Ext.209
7 1/2FT Northern Fir Artificial Tree.. Gorgeous
Tree. Call 863-655-4954. $50.00
A BEST swi\vil rocker recliner color medium
::due Ir n ri ,' rr .: I u' .i ver,' Inlel jand In
ii .: 'i:N li'iunr i C1 L C.iii Sij1 1: -702
EALITIIULIL I M7:I iFT'L E, I ] ie:,rl] i" n. prl i -"
r,-w ii,' iqrlnil ,irt Christmas iir', .'O1I C11 i
382-2989
BiinI-'1 ,3 THRILLEAS Fromni I.,ljdi, lip ju-
thors.$4.50. Call.863-382-4663.
DIRECTV FREE 4 Room system! NO credit
card required! ;Cii r,.j rir er:' n i, n-
},'" 99I FREE DvR F or HOi reicver' l:',:, [ilri
"Jl vwor4ir l '199' FREE M ,. n: Crirnf :'
/1-800-574-2260
FIREWOOD, SPLIT, Oak dry seasoned
$90. per face cord. (863) 465-1161
FIRE"IOOD, SPLIT, i.i. ,l ir., 'ir:.lr,
$90 perfacecord (863) 465-11'61
FREE 'CAH GIRANTS! $700-800,000++
"2i:.iI.i" t- IJEER REPAY! Personal/Medi-
,:ii Bi.:. Si:ro,.i, Business, Housing. $49 bil-
irn unrc imeld 2.015' Li,, OLperjiorl.' IALL
1rOWlr 1i.-i.5':2.0:0 66, EI ?'08
HAVE SiOMtrETHIfJG TiO 'ELL
THAT IS UJIfER 1.2'0?
Wf: "illr I ij n i hee
SEairir m.i ii, arop ,' ,onri i o ur ofic ii
2' IJS '.i, '., ,-cri l FL ?:'i."7
l' PHOiiIlE CALLS PLEASE'
MENS SUEDE leather jacket, size 36, camel
color, wore 4 times, still looks new. $35, Call
863-453-7027
SMCIRE CASH i.ii. e-niiTierniF Wa,in,,ir lor ),"
Ti ',il I.IVER TIMI E orn j ,'elieei u i ljAW uii 'lr
mn,,'ii ci;.rh L j ir-:l nm lr. Irp leader .
ri:,...aili.:.: ii, .,,m 1-800-586-8301
Pick up juck cars some for cash. Call 465-
3118
PF:iI BASS OHIUMI AVAIL THLIR .IAjl I:"
CALL 386-r i..16
SPORT CRAF~l Ti, 3:1 Trtil mill ,:,Tmplel-'lv
progira1 mTiiTij l tii "' il i.,piL'rBi i -e I ew 1.8$,
Cj ll I .";.: 8 5
.,T1uF FI:iRE ILo'uLIRE uE :.ji',iie"l Tr,,: i ii: 1
bankruptcy.. We do not buy houses. 1-800-
771-4453 ext. 3550 .:uw ,,riu..i' i.com
TRAILER HITCH $15.00 (863)699-1119


7340 Wanted to Buy
CA:,H PAID FOR uii.d D.in ielHwoi l Salilille
Receivers. (NOT DIRECT) (NOT THE. AN-
TENNA DISHESi Crll T.ll. FrFi (961) P.42.
5181 x 1067 :-l'. qu' i-lu imen i r ir,I l r .jru


7380 Machinery& Tools
Black & Decter 7" Professional Grinder.
$30.00 X-MAS GIFT. Trimer Edgr 15' Electric
cut new in box X-MAS GIFT. $20.00.

CRAFTSMAN WELDING machine, heavy duty.
$100.00 (863)784-0705


7440 Building Supplies
.3 STEEL BUILDINGS EASY TO PUT UP
24 x 30, sell $3,895 36 x 50, sell $7,389.
48 x 80, sell $12,885 Best Offer, Must Sell!
Larry 1-800-499-6401


7520 Pets & Supplies
BRINDLE black/white Boston terrier for sale
$600 call 863-201-9321 leave a message


WHACH-A-PET
Caring for all your pets when you're away.
All Animals Inc Exotics (birds) in your home
or board cats, sm dogs. Prof Caregivers.
Daily, wkly, holidays. Call 863-465-5086

7540 Fresh Fruits &
7540 Vegetables
YOU-PICK- Strawberries, Navels,
Oranges & Grapefruit. (863)382-4348


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
15FT OPEN platform boat 85hp Evenrude runs
great $1800 080. Call 385-2990


8270 Firearms
REMINGTON MODEL 700 rifle 30-06 mini
condition, with scope. 1980's $450/080 Call
863-458-0796


8350 Sporting Goods
TOTAL GYM- Platinum with video. Brand new
with extras. $200.00 (863)441-1654


8400 Recreational Vehicles
HIDDEN HITCH receiver, Class 3/4, universal
mount, adjusts from 47" to 71" wide, for mo-
tor homes and travel trailers, used once,
$110, (863)453-7027.


8450 Motor Homes
1997 30FT Fleetwood. 28000 miles, many ex-
tras. Excellent condition. $26,000. Call 863-
655-2203
93 HOL. Ranb. Motorhome, 58,400mi. 33ft, 2
a-c, Onan 4KW Gen. B-Up Camera, CB Radio,
Stereo, Wired for sat. T.V. W/Dish, See at
Dawson's. 5525 US 27 S. Accepting offers
863-314-8783.


AP- 102 W Pleasant SI Dec 1-2 Fri-Sal, 8am-
5pm. Do your Christmas shopping here, new
liers lor Christmas clothes toys urn misc.
AP- 1217 W Circle Si Fri-Sun Decl-3. 7am-
4pm To mTuch 1o lil
AP- Main Street C.R.A Garage Sale, held on
Souln Lake Ave. wll De Sar Dec 2 open Bam
For information or lo rent 3 space Call Dave
Cornell at 863-452-02i2
DRIVE WAY SALE Saturday December 2 101
Aulumni Terrace Sun N Lakes, Lake Placid
93mT-4pm

Having a Garage Sale?
Make more money by reaching Inou-
sands of potential customers. For only
$10.95 you gel 5 lines for one week in
the News-Sun plus up to four FREE
GARAGE SALE SIGNS If your sale gels
rained out, call us and we'll run it again
at no additional charge.
Call today (8631 385-6155.

*B- 1510 Charlone Dr US 27 to Sparta 2 1/2
miles on rgnil Thur-Sal Nuv 300-De 2, 8am-
2pm Furn home oecor loii of goll clubs and
munih morel!


SB- 2747 Blues Bonnei Tnur-Fri. Nov 30-Dec
1 Sam-? Don't miss this one several families
Dineient Cnrislmi a ilems, fishing things,
tbilke mialia clo lhei & much rrmi:.


1985 HOiINDA Ellie 20'ii.: e.rcelerl i:oindian
-12,700 miles, with wind shield and matching
luggage box. Call 385-4977
20Ilj3 i AMAHA t.0ji Rapljr 4 I siae f, II new
Qcaraue Repl low rinur.i .Ji113 080 ?200i PF'.
Ijri: Sicr.min',celir 5i11) 4J iro:' new iv 3rai Q 'epi
low. r,:ur s 14.00 BO Cii 482-7565

20(05 Pait Amner,:adr 6.10 li i:,0 iraler[ v
miT:iori:.;.l: e & i,:onrveriiii pjoa .age pluS e.-
irji Ciall 86 -.15.3-7027


9200 Trucks
6 ..1. 2 8. 6 ,I ,c, i'~i :'. b Md',' A perli: I
ri iiii, leep 2 'O I 00 :bo : . / .
^",,)a l5*. 1 ; .6


HELLWIV HELPER .pr-liii I 1,1. du ilie a )i
:iTime lIrd'] pi,:. u rfl.)i',; Ii oillrr :. u: iver orar:e
'1Ci.uii C ii3 't.a'-I 1" .



9220 Utility Trailers
1.16 EItJLOSC ED ullily Ir' ler i 6 12- Luie [le
ui.*eni rn:e Fd $ ) i,, )ll l, II i or t,2i80.i
1863112j5-0417 ;.
NEW 14FT '006 I:ARGO BO'. Trajer V.ll I-
and ramp door. $2.2i:I0 Cjall 63.4 -11-.71 ?


SB- 321 Lale Joseponne Snores Rd IJust
Suourln 01 Boinornwod Bayi. Fri-Sai DeC: 1-2.
Tam-2pmn Neighiborho,:,n a'r d Sale -Huge ~e-
leclion ulr quality ldeims

SB- 4324-4. 325 LAKE HAVEN BLVD, SAT.DEC
2. AM-' DOr'T MISS ITEMS FROM W.P B
LIKE NEW. KIDS PLUSH DISNEY TOYS AND
MORE TOfS ELECTRONIC GAMES, YOUTH
COMPUTER CENTER WITH GAMES._KIDS
CLOTHES OLIALITi' FURNITURE, DINING SET
SOFA DRESSERS. CHANGING TABLE.
CHAIRS AND MORE AREA RUGS. BEDDING.
STEREO S STEMS SLIDE PROJECTOR
MANY MORE GREAT ITEMS COME. EARLY
STAY LATE

9350 Automotive Parts
S& Accessories
CAMPER 'SHELL TOPPER. From 94 Oudue
Di.j lj Ver, i Gi.oald lr l -1 45 ii AiA.o Reec.'e
Ty,,pe Boll on nri.n Lie Ne'w w $4 500 ".ill

REMOVEABLE J.liFS S iAF.S TRUiCKS. FOR
FREE i.Ai.1 FOR S:1NME CALL 863'-14.-0352
FR 8,j.2-114.-331
TIRE jEW 'ST 205 75 5F 15 Goo"d ejr
Mjramni: 1'000 ouio 18i63'385-2924


9400 Automotive Wanted
iDOJATE A C AR Today hu Help Crildren Ar.n]
Thrn r Fajmllesi ',unirii] Froim (ri :nie. Free
T iWin i Tj, I ue ,hli lle Chilirh r an. :cier
Furid ol Ai itrn .'i in.I www (ia i ,3 lr
1.8)ij. 469-8".93
iCllfIATE CiIJF. CAF BOrAT OR RV Ti HELP
IHILDiEII FI;CHTIrJCG ABETES Ti. deduu:
1Ibl 1 Ife lowi Q n i t',e l r ri rurn Plejae .:3ll
.,lu' ,rnii. Dlijt 'l ; e -3jri(h Founjdajj ,r
1 801 5.1 : 108


SB- 1712 Evergreen St (Jackson Height)
Thur-Fri Nov-30 Dec,1, 8am-2p.m. Clotte.i
Christmas liems, .itchen items, quilts, misc-
ANTIQUES FAIR
RAINTREE ANTIQUES
Saiurday.December 2th @ 4700 US 27 S' -
Outside.Dealer Space'Available.
Call Jan @ 863-382-6351 -,
SB- MARANTHA Village on Arbuckle Creek
Rd Sat Dec 2. 9am-2pm, Craft sale, great
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SECTION C + SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2006


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Message


in the sky

The weekend had been
relaxing. So much so, that
it was one of those rare
times when we didn't feel
as though we needed one
more day to stretch out the
experience.
The drive home was
rewarded with a brief, but
sweet visit with a friend.
Then we stopped for a
game of miniature golf at
one of those creatively
designed courses.
Our adventure had been
complete. Or, so we
thought.
Just as we entered the
highway heading for home,
my eye was caught by a
word suspended in the sky.
Trust.
"Wow," I said to my hus-
band, Ken. "Look. That's a
great message for us to take
home with us. The only
thing that ,would make it
better would be if the sky-
writer added 'God' or
'Jesus.'"
No sooner had the words
left my mouth \when T saw
the swoop of the plane form
the letter "J." I cheered
inwardly.
Never having seen sky-
w writing in action,1I watched
intently as he continued
forming Jesus. That mes-
sage in the sky \\ armed and
encouraged us.
Ken said that usually
more than one plane does
the sky writing so that all
the words are billowy white
against the blue sky at the
same time. However. onl\
one plane was doing the
writing.
Consequently, as Jesus
was boldly displayed.
"Trust" was fading.
And I thought how often
Se may say that name and
call on that name, but neg-
lect to attach trust to our
speech or heart cry. Jesus.
name alone is po\\erful as
seen in Philippians 2: 9-11.
NTV.
"Therefore God exalted
him to the highest place
and gave him the name that
is above every name, that at
the name of Jesus every)
knee should bow, in heaven
and on earth and under the
earth. and every tongue
confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God
the Father."
I had been blessed by the
simple word trusts. Those
who only saw Jesus could
not help but be blessed. Yet
the coupling of both words
is essential.
We must believe to
receive his salvation. And
belief is transferring our
trust to him. That's why he
came to earth.
When the angels startled
the unsuspecting shepherds
that first Christmas by
lighting up the sky with
their presence and praise, it
was as if they had written
the message. Trust Jesus, in
the sky.
The advent of Christmas
is upon us. Embrace the
message in the sky. Selah,


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




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NEW SAYRA'A BEACH

pink accessorized with gin-
Sgerbread decor and verandas
calling out "'welcome" to
passersby.
The River iew Hotel in New Smyrna
Beach only 2 1/2 hours from
Sebring dates back to 1885. Her
restored stately appearance has come by
the hands of her owners for the last 16
years. Jim and Christa Kelsey.
"My husband gifted me w ith the
hotel for my 40th birthday." Christa
said.
She has created a lovely setting for
visitors to enjoy the 18 guest rooms
with private baths which range from
$110 $160 per night, double occupan-
cy. The ambiance of antiques. warm
\wood. wicker and iews of the
Intracoastal Water\way or the courtyard
pool are enhanced by the amenities
w which include:
0 Expanded Continental breakfast
0 Complimentary bicycles
0 Heated pool and pool towels
0 Evening turndo\ n ser ice (w ith
chocolate treats I
0 Cable TV \' ith HBO
0 Bathrobes
0 In room safe
M Unique gift shop
0 The Grille Ri\er ie\w Restaurant
(waterfront I
Boat dockage for guests arriving
by water
Also available is the three bedroom
Ferguson House with a private pool. It
sleeps up to six persons and rents for
$250 per night. The one bedroom Key
West Cottage, which sleeps t\wo, is a
charmingly pri\ ate geta\ ay and costs
$200 per night. Both houses are avail-
able for group gatherings.
But. one of the newest gems that
attract \omen, men and couples is the
River iew Hotel's o\ n world class spa.
Situated on the grounds. it was birthed
from their daughter Katie's dream for a
spa.

An oasis of calm
Tensions begin to melt a\ay from
the moment one sets foot in The Spa at
River\ iew. The ambiance is welcoming
and calming engaging all the senses.
Soft colors, a beautiful staircase lead-
ing to special treatment rooms, glass


Pnohlo b. J kN nao KEN KMEROPNe',.-Sunr
This view of the reception room from the top o' the stairs is quiet only because it is
before hours. Much activity occurs here during business hours.

Want to go?

What: Riverview Hotel, 103 Flagler Ave., new Smyrna Beach, FL.
32169
For details: Phone, (800),-945-7416, fax (386) 42-3-,8927;-e-mail
RVHOTEL@aol.rcon, or go to wwwiv.riverviewhotel.conm.
What: The Spa at Riverview
Details: Phone (386) 424-6262 or go to www.RiverviewHotel.com
Directions: Take U.S. 27 North to Interstate 4 East to Exit 118-New
Smyrna Beach. Go left on Route 44. Then take a left on Business 44
after the Publix/Wal-Man shopping center. Go right at the stop sign
(East Route 44). Go through town on New Smyrna Beach. then left
on Riverside Drive and right at the light (Washington Street). Go
over the bridge and Riverview Hotel and Spa are on the right.


doors that in\ itingly call guests to the
outdoor waterfall whirlpool and mineral
pool. along with gentle fragrances -
all heighten the anticipation of being
pampered. Gentle music, be erages and
wholesome snacks round out the expe-
rience that awaits each guest. And.
lunch from The Grille is available and
sered in a cozy atmosphere.
But. The Spa at River\iew\ \wasn't
just added onto the Ri\er\ iew Hotel. A
plan %%as set in motion to be sure it
would be a world class spa in the heart
of this tiny beach to\\n of New Sm rna
Beach.
Katie Kelsey had gone to cosmetol-
ogy school and had \worked as a hair-
dresser.
"But. I w\as disappointed and found it
stressful." she said. "Then I went to
massage school and learned spa treat-
ments and found I lo\ed it."
So. \ hen Katie came to her parents
with her dream, they agreed together
that she must personally get every
license available that wouldd be offered


The Riverview Hotel is a grand pink lady adorned ith white gingerbread and \erandas.


at the spa. Then she \would need to get
experience working for one year at one
of the best spas and be sure that this
was what she really \wanted to do.
"So I got all my licenses and then
worked for one year at Grote Park Inn
Spa in Asheville. N.C.." Christa said.
When she came back to New Smyrna
Beach she was ready to see her dream
become a reality.
"Katie started slowly." Chnsta
recalled.
She used two Ri\eriiew Hotel rooms
for facials and massages gradually
adding employees as needed. While
doing this. the Kelseys used par of an
existing cottage and built the world
class spa that is no\w The Spa at
Riverview. w which employs 35 people.
"One of my favorite things is to cre-
ate new menu treatments for different
people." Katie said.
Her mom is a willing subject for
Katie's experiments even having
been covered in honey once. They
laughed together admitting that one did-


Katie Kelsey enjoys making a difference
in people's lies through the treatments
offered at her spa. She is also aglow with
the joy of being an expectant mother.

n't work.
Their menu of treatments includes
massage. body treatments. facials.
microdermabrasion, 'waing, nail care
for hands and feet as well as in\ iting
packages and special couple's treat-
ments.

Massages
There are a variety of massages to
choose. A couple of unique ones are the
pregnancy massage performed w ith
their prego pillow which supports the
mother and baby. Warm Shea Butter is
applied to the stomach to moisten the
stretched skin. This is a perfect treat-
ment for mother and baby during a
healthy low risk pregnancy.
Then there's the Watsu a 50
minute aquatic massage that takes place
in their heated mineral pool. While the
guest is floated in the water, the thera-
pist gentle massages and stretches the
body. The result is reduced chronic
muscle pain and stress, increased ener-
gy. range of motion and improved cir-
culation.
Couples can enjoy a 50-80 minute
massage side by side in a special
room prepared just for them. If they
See SPA, page 8C


New Smyrna Beach


features ambiance


and fine dining

By JAN MEROP
News-Sun correspondent
NEW SMYRNA BEACH The charming little beach town of
New Smyrna is a sparkling, welcoming place of many attractions,
restaurants and shops. Near to the Intracoastal Waterway and the
Atlantic Ocean, it's a delight for those who love to play in the
water by boat, enjoy the ocean waves, or lingering walks on the
beach.
Turn right out of The Riverview Hotel on Flagler Avenue for a
short walk or bicycle ride to the beach. Perhaps a stop at Beach
Buns for fresh baked goodies or a box lunch will enhance time
spent beaching it. Or have a healthy treat at Heavenly Sandwiches
and Smoothies on the way back.
Once a month, the Art Walk on Flagler offers a full day of events
with street musicians and children's activities that encourages a
family arts day.
Turn to the left from The Riverview Hotel and ride over the
George E. Musson Memorial Bridge to visit the town of New
Smyrna Beach. Situated just off the Intracoastal Waterway, inter-
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ARTS & LEISURE



Library captures moments in black and white


Most of us took a nap some-
time during Thanksgiving Day,
some of us catnapped the next
couple of days, too. Maybe you
had a superabundance of fami-
ly, friends, and/or food ... some-
thing only dreamed of by most
other people. Did you capture
some of the memories with
your camera? Sebring Library
is displaying the photographs of
Tim Boulay during November.
He specializes in what used to
be the only option when taking
pictures black and white, so
our November vertical displays
carry out his bicolor theme,
with our question, "Do You
Dream in Black and White?"
We have a lot of animals that
are only black or white and
some that are combinations of
both, then there are animals that
are white only part of the year,
or both colors are just some of
the colors of that species. How
many true black and/or white
animals can you name? Come
see some of our choices, plus
the black and white drawings of
David Macaulay in his books
"Cathedral," "Unbuilding" and
"Pyramid."
Daylight Savings Time has
given us early daylight, but
after-five events now mean
nighttime driving. I like the
quote by longtime author Edgar
Laurence Doctorow, "Faith is
like driving a car at night. You
never see further than your
headlight, but you can make the


'A Country
Christmas being
featured Dec. 3
LAKE PLACID "A
Country Christmas" starring
George Hamilton IV, Grand Ole
Opry member (since 1960),
will be at the Lake Placid Elks
Lodge 2661 Sunday, Dec. 3.
Hamilton is best known for
"A Rose and Baby Ruth" and
"Abilene." Prior to the Grand
Ole Opry, he toured with such
stars as Buddy Holly, Gene
Vincent and the Everly
Brothers. He has performed for
audiences all around the world,
earning his familiar title of
"International Ambassador of
Country Music" when he
became the first American
country singer to perform in
The Soviet Union and Prague.
At the show, Hamilton will be
autographing a new guitar that
will be raffled off to benefit
Elks charities.
Ventriloquist Alex Houston
& Elmer will join Hamilton.
Alex and Elmer have been
entertaining fans for more than
50 years and have earned the
title given them recently by


whole trip that way."
Are you familiar
with E.L. Doctorow's
writing g s ?
"Wikipedia," the
online encyclopedia,
informs us that he
was raised in the
Bronx, N.Y., by sec-
ond-generation
Russian Jewish par- I
ents. He confesses
that he was a "vora- Car
cious reader" in high Hes
school, graduating
with honors from
Kenyon College, and doing
graduate work at Columbia
University. After an army tour
in Germany, Doctorow worked
as a reader for Columbia
Pictures, then was an editor for
New American LibrarN, and
moved up to chief editor at Dial
Press. After years of writing
books, his 197.1 novel "The
Book of Daniel," a fictionalized
story of the convicted spies
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg,
was nominated for a National
Book Award. Doctorow became
a full-time writer and had pub-
lished in 1975 the best seller
"Ragtime," which was made
into a film in 1980 and a musi-
cal in 1998. Among the many
books Doctorow has written,
his 1985 book "World's Fair"
received the 1986 National
Book Award, and his 1989
novel "Bills Bathgate" was
nominated for the Pulitzer Prize


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and won the
PEN/Faulkner award.
His 1994 publication
was "The
Waterworks," fol-
lowed in 2000 by
"City of God," the
2004 "Sweet Land
Stories" and in 2006
he accepted the
INES National Book
Critics' Circle award
lyn for fiction, for "The
link March." Come and
check out one of this
American: novelist's
books and decide for yourself if
you like his style of writing.
December is coming in just a
few days and this very special
month begins its first seven
days with Tolerance Week. Our
county employees will be dis-
cussing the character trait of
Sensitivity. Don't underesti-
mate the value your child or
grandchild places on time spent
with you. Be sensimtue to oppor-
tunities to read a book together.
help with home work assign-
ments, or enjoy outside adtivi-
ties together.
Thinking about being sensi-
tive to others and their under-
standing of our American "ay
of life, one of the great
American poets. HenrN
Wadsworth Longfellow. said.
"If we could read the secret his-
tor of our enemies, we should
find in each man's life sorrow\


and suffering enough to disarm
all hostilities." Music, lan-
guages and art are produced by
skilled actions, but they rely
upon discerning perception.
Showing sensitivity is an


expression of self-sacrifice and
good character taken from
"Character First."

Carolyn Hesselink is the admin-
istrative secretary of the
Highlands County Library


System. Library cards are
always free. For information,
call 452-3803 in Avon Park,
402-6716 in Sebring, or 699-
3705 in Lake Placid; or visit the
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their peers, "Li\ing Legends of
Country Music." They have
appeared with many country%
and pop greats, including Elvis,
Red Skelton, Patsy Cline and
Jimmy Dean. Houston and his
heart-% inning sidekick Elmer,
delivers non-stop hilarity with
up to date punch lines and par-
odies of country songs.
Tickets are now on sale.
Reserved seating is $15 each
and general seating is $10 each.
Sales at the door will be $12
each. Seating is limited.
For advance ticket sales,
make a check in the proper
amount pay able to B.P.O.E. No.
2661 and mail it to P.O. Box
1085, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Tickets will be held at the door
for patrons to pick up the day of
the event.
The Elks Lodge is at 200
County Road 621-East in Lake
Placid.
Refreshments will be avail-
able. The show is open to the
public with limited seating.
Doors open at 3 p.m.; show
begins at 4 p.m. This is a
smoke- and alcohol-free event,
so bring the children and grand-
children.
For additional information,
call 465-2661 or 465-4221.


ARTS & LEISURE GUIDELINES: The News-Sun publishes arts,
leisure and entertainment type news on Sundays.
The submission deadline is noon Wednesday to be considered for
publication in the following Sunday's paper.
Submit items to the News-Sun's from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays;
fax to 385-1954; send e-mail to cindy.marshall@newssun.com; or
mail to Lifestyle Editor, News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL
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South Florida Community College Highlands County Concert Band prepares for its winter con-
cert at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Jan. 9. at South Florida Community College Fine Arts Auditorium.
A\on Park. The concert will include a trumpet feature, a clarinet feature, a little sousa and the
overture to the 'Calif of Badad.* The band is conducted b3 D sight Smith. This photo shows the
band Sept. 26, 1989, Aith Cola Martin as the conductor. Three of those shown are still members of
the band. Tom Mlichell. clarinet: Jim Korzep, tuba: and Gary Hilliker, trumpet. Not present is the
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Places to Worship is a paid
advertisement in the News-Sun
that is published Friday and
Sunday. To find out more infor-
mation on how to place a listing
In this directory, call the News-
Sun at 385-6155, 465-0426 or 452-
1009, ext. 518.


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New Life
Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching
His Doctrine; and Awaiting His
Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit
and in Truth.' Sunday.School, 9
a.m.; Morning" Worship. 10 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 6'30 p.m.
Wednesday- Worship, 7 p m. Pastor
Eugene Haas Phone 471-0924.
First Assembly of God, 114
South Central Ave. Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone. 453-4453 Sunday
School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship:
10:45 a.m and 6 p.m. Sunday
Children's Church 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Adult Bible Study and
- Youth/Royal.', Explorers, 7 p.m.
Pastor: John E. Dumas.
First Assembly of God, 4409
Kenilworth Blvd. The Rev. Wiimont
McCrary pastor. Sunday School, 10
a.m.: Morning Worship and KIDS
Church, 11 a.m.: Evening Worship,
7 p m. Wednesday Family Night.
(Adult Bible Study). LIFE Youth
Group, Royal Rangers'
Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-
6431.


BAPTIST

Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park,. FL 33825. Christ cen-
tered ard biblically based. Sunday
worship services, 11 a.m. and 6
pm 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.:
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 -
No matter where you come from, no
matter who you are, there is a place
for you at Cornerstone. You'll enjqy
a blend of traditional and praise and
worship music, friendly people, and
relevant messages from God's
Word. Currently meeting in the con-
ference 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: ellowsr~n'srra-
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, 9:30 a.m. Spanish Bible
Study (chapel), 10:30 a.m. Library
open, 11 a.m. Morning Worship, 11
a.m. Spanish. Worship Service
(chapel), 4 p.m. ESL, 4:30& p.m.
:Youth choir rehearsal, 515 p.m.
TeamKid (FLC), 6 p.m. Evening
worship service, 7 p.m. Creative,
Movement Ministry. ESL Tuesday
schedule: 9-10 a.in. computer class
10 a.m. to noon conversational
English- 7-9 p m computer class
and conversational English Regular
Wednesday schedule: 5. p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth activ-
ities and prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m.
Bible study and worship choir prac-
tice; -7 'p.n Spanish Bible'studiy
(chapel): and mission groups.
-Fridy: 7 p'i. Spanish prayer meet-
ing. Nursery provided for all servic-
es. LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24-
hour prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
Dr Vernon Harkey, pastor. .
* First Baptist Church of Lake'
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive. Sebrnng just off U S 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid)..Your place for family, friends
and faith. Sunday morning worship
service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provid-
ed for both services with Children's
Church at 11 a.m. Lile changing
Bible Study for ,all ages starts at
945 a.m Associate Pastor Alien
Altvater leads the youth in their
quest to become more like Christ
Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer
meeting at 7 p.m: along with youth
worship in the youth facility and
missions training for all children.'
Call the church at 655-1524.
i 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 pm.:
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 is the
Rev. John D. Girdley. Office hours


are 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Mondaythrough
Friday Phone is 453-5339; fax is
453-5556; e-mail is
theavenue e@eartnnnk ner. and Web
site is twiv.ourcnurch corn mem-
ber I tneavenue
* Independent Baptist Church.
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebnng, FL 33876 Sunday School
- 9-30 am Sunday worship -
10.30 am Sunday evening -' 6
p.m Wednesday service 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning mis--
sion-minded. King James Bible
Church..Dr. John Hankins, pastor
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation
. Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranalha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 iA hall mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road ) Sunday School, 9
a m., Morning Worship, -10:15 'am.;
Evening Service. 6 p m. Mid-week
service Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a:m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor 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 faith is the Lord Jesus
Christ. "Come let us search the
Scriptures together' Everyone is
cordially invited, to attend. Bible.
study, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 11
a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday evening service, 6 p.m.
Pastor Rev James R Stevens For
information call 402-5699
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church. 3413 Sebring Parkway.
Sebring FL 33870 'Welcomne 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
pm End-of-the-Monnt-Sing at 6
p m. on the last Sunday of each.
month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas-
tor. Church phone 382-3552 Home
phone: 655-0967. Affiliated with the
National Association of Free Will
Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road Mike
Adams, Pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir
practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided.
For information, call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m:; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder-
garten through fifth grade, 6:30
p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
* Spring Lake Baptist Church,
7408 Valencia Road, Sebring, FL
33876. Phone: 655-2610. 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. Wednesday: Prayer, 6 p.m.;
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Youth
Worship, 6:30 p.m. and Team Kids,


6:30 p.m. Nursery provided Sunday
and Wednesday. .For information,
call 382-3695.
* Whispering Pines Baptist
Church. 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. Phone: 382-6265, Prayer
line, 385-6788. Pastor Steve
Trinkle Sunday Worship Services.
10:30 a m and 6 30 p.m Sunday
School for all' ages at 9-15 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer Service, 6:30
p.m. Ministry opportunities for the
entire family through Worship, Bible
Study. Discipleship, Music, Student
and Children's Ministries. Missions
and Fellowship Child Development
Center available for ages 1-5 from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m.,Monday through
Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Gerald P
Grogan, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass
is 4 p.m in English and. 7.pm in
Spanish.- 8'acjn. and l10 15 .am
Sunday-; 3Weekdays 'atie8 a.m
Monday .through". Friday.
Confessions are at 3:30 prm
Saturday Religious Education
Classes are 8.50-10 a m
September through May for grades
prekindergarten through 12th Youth
Nights lor fifth grade and older are
from 6 30-8.30 p m Wednesday.
0 St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St.,
Sebring, FL 33870), 385-0049. The
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, pastor.
Masses Salurday Vigil' 5 p.m.
Sunday 8 am and 10 30 a.m. and
noon Spanisr Mass Conlessions
4-4 45 p.m Saturday and 7 15-7 45
a m on urst Frday, or on request
Daily Mass. 8 a.m. Monday through
Friday Faith Formation Classes for
grades kindergarten through fifth, 9-
10 15 a m Sunday in the parish hall
IRebecca Propsi. coordinator of
Faith Formation for grades kinder-
garten through eighth 385-7844.)
The Edge Program for grades sixth
through, eighth is from 6.-5-8:15
p.m. Wednesday in the Youth
Center IRebecca Propsi Life Teen
-for high school students irom 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Youtn
Center. (William Sr and Sandy
Manint, youth ministers, 382-2222).
SAdult Faith Formation and people
waiting to be Catholic in the Youth
.Center from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
(William Manint Sr., program direc-
tor, 385-0049). Choir rehearsal from
7-9 p.m. Wednesday in church.
Robert Gillmore, director of music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid,
465-3215. Father Vincent Llaria,
Pastor. Mass schedule: Summer
(May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4
p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays, 9 a.m. Winter (Nov. 1 to
April- 30) Saturday, 4 pim.;
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.
Stephen Bishop, pastor. S.C.
Couch, associate pastor. 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. Tammy Johns,
secretary and children's director.
Jon Carter, music minister. Sunday
schedule: 9 a.m. Bible School; 10.
a.m. worship; and 6 p.m. fellowship
groups, young adults meet at
church building, other groups meet
in various homes Call 453-5334 for
details Wednesday schedule- 6
pm choir practice. 6 pm. youth
and family supper, and 7 p m sludy
groups for all ages. Nursery is
always provided For details, call the
church office at 453-5334 Monday
through Friday
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Ave (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus)
Sebrng. FL 33870. Phone 385-
0352 or 385-3435. The Rev Ronald
Norton, pastor. The Rev. Juanita
Roberts ministerial assistant
Sunday School. 9 a.m., Morning
Worship. 10.30 a m.: and Children s
Church 10 30 a.m. Thursday Youth
Fellowship 7 p m. Disciples Prayer
Group. 7 pm.
* Iglesia Cristiana de
Reitaurdaion, 1825 Hammock
Road Sebring, FL 33872 Tel. 452-
0745 Dr Pastor Pascual
Hernandez Orden de servicios
Domingo 2 pm Escuela Biblica
classes para todos. Domingo 3:30
p.m Adoracion y Predicacion
Martes 7 p.m Conociendo las
Escntuaras Jueves 7 p.m. Clamor a
Dios-Oracion Estan lodos
Bienvendios. Si no tiene una Iglesia
donde ir haga esla su Iglesia En
esta Iglesia Nunca seras un estra-
no
* Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Hammock Road. Sebring, FL
33872 Tod Schwingel Preacher:
Sam Wirick-Velez, Youth Minister
Cora Schwingel, Children's Director
Sunday Worship, 9 30 a.m Sunday
School, 11 a.m Sunday Evening
Worship. 6 p.m. Wednesday night
meals, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday
Bible Study, 6 p.m. Phone 382-
6676.


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

* The Alliance Church of Sebring,
4451 Sparta Road, Sebring FL
33875. "A friendly, family, Bible
church with 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. Chuck Forster, Paul Haney,
Joshua Ngunta and the Rev. Jerry
McCauley. A welcome awaits you.
Call 382-1343.


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

i 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-sermons.


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.
Pastor, Rev. Carlos Santiago.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

* Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister- Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services, 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available at every service Bible
Study- Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, 7 pm Bible centered
classes for all ages. Church phone:
453-4692
* Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway.
Sebring FL 33870, 385-7443 We
would like to extend an invitation for
you and your family to visit with us
here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours
of service are Sunday Bible Class,
9 am ; Sunday Worship Service, 10
a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class,. 7



CHURCH OF GOD

* Living Waters Church of God.
4571 Sparta Road, Sebring. 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 am. 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 p m, 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
night/cafe 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.
for a ages; morning worship at
10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service is
at 7 p.m. with special services for
children and adults. Special servic-
es once a month for seniors (Prime
Time) 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
p.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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Audubon Society to


hear about snakes

LAKE PLACID Snakes are animals that evolve
instant panic with some folks, or quiet admiration by oth-
ers.
Snakes will be the topic of a photo-talk presentation by
Rick Lavoy, education coordinator with the Archbold
Biological Station Monday, at the regular meeting of the
local Audubon Society.
The meeting will be at the Masonic Lodge, 102 North
Main Ave. The building is diagonally across from the
Woman's Club building and can be further identified by the
beautiful mural on the Main Avenue side wall and with the
American flag flying proudly on the west lawn. Lavoy's
presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a bird
identification segment at 7:15 p.m.
A covered dish supper is served at 6:30 p.m. Those wish-
ing to participate in the supper.should bring a dish to share
with others and their own.place setting. Beverages are pro-
vided by the club.
The meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to
enjoy the bird identification and main speaker segment are
Asked to be ready by 7:10 p.m. For any other details, con-
tact Ruth Kow\alski at 465-6618 or Lura Moitozo at 465-
6977. :
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News-Sun, Sunday, November 26, 2006




Topiary gardening can twist shrubs, trees into any shape


Topiary is the art of trimming
and training shrubs or trees into
unnatural ornamental shapes.
The shrubs and sub-shrubs
used in topiary are evergreen
(or a evergray), have small
leaves or needles, produce
dense foliage, and have com-
pact and/columnar growth
habits. You don't have to live
on any estate or working as a
horticultural planner in order to
start a topiary of your own. As a
matter of fact; you don't even
have to have a tree.
Instead of working with an
existing shrub or tree and shap-
ing the branches by cutting
back until you get the shape you
want, you can create a topiary
figure by starting with a frame,
over which you will then grow
a plant, giving the effect of true
topiary without the necessity
for ladders, saws, and profes-
sional trimmers.
Start by making a wire
frame, using wire that is heavy
enough to stand up but flexible


enough to bend. Try
starting simple, with
maybe a geometric
shape, such as a trian-
gle or circle. You'll be
making a frame that's
three dimensional,
leaving a cavity that is
big enough to put a
plant in later. The cavi- GRO
ty can be at any spot in
the structure that SE
makes sense in terms
of the design. Anna
You can reinforce
the shape by using
chicken wire B the regular kind
of chicken wire you find at a
hardware or farm supply store.
Bend the wire into the shape
you want, then reinforce it with
the chicken wire, until it takes
the shape you want.
Now that you have a wire
shape, the next thing you will
need is called a sheet moss -
make sure Nou don't get a peat
moss instead of sheet moss.
Sheet moss is a springy, light
green moss that is packaged in


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big sheets, so that it
can be unrolled so you
can cut as much as you
need, then wrap it
around the frame.
As you place the
sheet moss against the
wire frame, attach it
with then wire, stitch-
ing the moss onto the
frame with a tradition-
al basting stitch. Make
sure not to cover the
cavity that you left
open; this would be a
good time to set a


small flower pot in there, which
you'll later plant with ivy.
Over time the ivy will take
root in the moss, and will con-
tinue to grow, so you'll need to
continue pinning the ivy to the
moss as it grows. Over the next
few months the ivy should grow
so that soon the entire shape is
covered in ivy.
Maintain your topiary both
by watering the roots of the ivy,
just as )ou would if it were in a


pot, and by spritzing the whole
thing with water regularly;
remember that you need to keep
the whole sculpture moist, so
you can't just water the roots of
the ivy.
As your topiary begins to fill
in, support its heavy top by
wiring it to a metal stake. Be
certain to check the tightness of
the wire once a month to pre-
vent it from cutting the trunk.
You can have one or a garden
of topiaries in different shapes,
animals, or just use your imagi-
nation to make your favorite
design.
Trim your topiary only on
sunny days. This prevents the
growth of fungus in the plant's
fresh wounds that often occurs
when trimmed in damp weath-
er.

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


Holiday Fashion Show


to benefit veterans


LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 3880 Women's Auxiliary are having a Holiday
Fashion Show Saturday, Dec. 2, at St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church on Lake June Road.
The show is being done to raise funds to help the veter-
ans. A local woman who originally designed this event,
passed away so it also is being done in her memory.
Donation for the show is $12 with lunch starting at noon.
Stores that will be participating are Bealls Outlet, Loie's
Boutique, Sue's Cubby Hole, Plum Tree, Lake Placid Feed
& Western Wear and Tropical Island Wear.
Tickets may be purchased at VFW Post 3880 or by call-
ing 699-5444 or 465-7563.


PLACES to


ORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

The Episcopal Church of the
Redeener service times are 8:30
and 10 a.m. with Holy Communion
and music at each service. Coffee
hour follows the service. Babsitting
available. Newcomers welcome.
Rector is the Rev. Joyce Holmes.
Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemer1895@aol.com Web site:
redeemeravon.com.
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite 11 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.
SChurch, 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
morning activities: Kid City
Children's Ministries, 9 a.m. to noon;
first church service, 9-10:15 a.m.;
drinks, doughnuts and fellowship
under the tent, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
and second church service, 10:45
a.m. to noon. Sunday evening serv-
ice, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday evening
activities, 7-8: "Crave" Youth
Ministry, adult Bible fellowship and
prayer circles. Kid City Preschool
Day Care. is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday. It is for
nursery age through fifth grade. For
preregistration, call 385-3111. Dr.
Randall Smith, senior pastor; the
Rev. Vince Lohnes, associate pas-
tor; the Rev. Ralph Wiley, senior
adults pastor; and Matt Wheelock,
pastoral assistant. 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. Second Saturday of each
month is singles night. Call 414-
0986 for details. Thrift shop opens
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday. Visit our Web
site: www.spir itoflifeintl.org. "Where
the future is as bright as the promis-
es 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, lay leader, 385-1925, or
the office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive.,
Sebring. The Rev. Dr. Jack
Biemiller, interim pastor. Dr. Robert
Fritz, organist. Holy Eucharist at
9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir at 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday; Mary/Martha Circle
meets at noon first Tuesday for
lunch; and Lutheran Men meet at 6
p.m. third Monday. Phone 385-
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod, 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. Phone.
47,1-2663-.,..-. ,:
* Faith Lutheran Churchq-.CMS;
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 and fifth Sunday of the month
Sunday worship service is broad-
cast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m.
each Sunday. Educational opportu-
nities 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. Sunday school is at
9:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday (October
through May 6). Coffee and.fellow-
ship 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
Noel Johnson, youth and family
life.Pastor Norris will officiate at the
8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Communion
Services. Worship schedule for
November 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 Sundays; 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 aid 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 am: Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10-45
a.m. A nursery is provided for chil-
dren up to 2 years old. Evening
Junior and Senior Youth; 5.06 p.m
and evening service 6"30 p m
Wednesday: Friends (ages 3 years
to fifth grade), 6:15 p.m. and adult
Bible studies. 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 am : Sunday School, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a m.
and 6.30 pm Pastor Lester
Osbeck A small fnendly church
waiting for your visit
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road..17 oh Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10:
a.m. A nursery and children's church.
are provided. The church is part of
Christian International Ministries
Network, a full gospel, non-denomi-
national ministry Linda M. Downing,
minister. Phone, 314-9195, lindad
owning@hotmail.com. Casey L.
Downing, associate minister
Phone, 385-8171,
caseydowning@hormail.com. Web
site is www.chrnslantraining.us.
* 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 arid
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.
N 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."
* The Way Church meets at Dee's
Place, 128 N. Ridgewood Drive,
Sebring Time schedule for Sunday
is refreshments and fellowship at 9
a.m., Sunday school at 9 30 a.m
and worship service at 10:30 a.m.
The Way is a church family who
gathers for contemporary worship,
teaching of God's Word, prayer and
fellowship. Come early and stay
after for fellowship time. Child care
and children's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor,
bux@slrato.net The Way A place
for you. Phone- 381-6190;
www. TneWayChurch. org


PRESBYTERIAN


* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America Worship servic-
es- Sunday morning worship, 10 30
am Sunday School. 9-15 a.m
Sunday evening. 6.30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting. Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:
covpres@slraro.ner. Web site:
www.cpcsebnng.org Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8 30-11 30 .am Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church ARP,
215 E Circle St, (two entrances on
LaGrande). Avon Park. FL 33825.
Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert
Johnson is the pastor Fellowship
time, 9 a.m. Sunday School. 9:30
am .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.; Tuesday: Senior
High Youth Group (teens), 6:30-8:15
p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study,
10:30 a.m.; "KFC" .Kids for Christ
Youth Group (grades first through
fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir rehearsal,
5:30 p.m. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pas-
tor. Tracey A. Bressette, director of
Christian education.
1 First Presbyterian Church, ARP
1.18 North Oak Ave., Lake Placid,
465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@eanh-
hnk.nel The Rev. Ray Cameron,
senior pastor; the Rev. Drew
Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary wor-
ship is at 10:45 a.m. in Friendship
Hall. A variety of Sunday school
classes for adults and children are
at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office
for more information about the
classes offered. Nursery is provided
for babies and toddlers; while young
children up to second grade have a.
special Children's Church offered
during the worship service to help
them grow in their spiritual knowl-
edge.
* 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,
nnp sipc.presb\ church 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 ol tlhe
month Pastor Gregg iguirre -
* Walker Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church 1410 West
Avon Blvd Avon Park. Phone 453-
6641 or e-mail wmc@'strao.net
Saturday morning worship service is
at 11 am Sabbaln School 9 30
a.m;; Adventist Youth in Action
(AYAI 4 p.m and Vespers one hour
before sunset Wednesday prayer
meeting 7 pm 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;
Robert Guris, first counselor; and
Butler Tyler, 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
LVww.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.
N First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.


The Rev. Ron Daniels, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15

and 10:55 a.m. Conlemporary
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 Scnool Ministry
3-5 p.m. Tuesday. Rick Heilig, youth
director. Children's After Schooli
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 aall 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, Youit lellowship for
sixin through 12ih graders at 5-7
p m, Bible fellowship class at 6
p rr: and modern worship experi-
ence at 7 p m Nursery care provid-
ed every Sunday morning We offer
Christ-centered Sunday school
classes youth programs. Bible slud-
ies book studies and Cnrisnlan fel-
lowship For more details, call the
church office at 465-2422 or go to
the Web sile at wwwmeinori-,
alumic com
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 G-and 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-April)
and 10:30 am. (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 Cozumrel 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 or check our
website sebringemnianuelucc.com.


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. Contemporary
Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Children's Church and
Preschool/Nursery provided
Sunday. Pastor, Gerry Woltman.
Telephone: 453-9800. Casual, con-







6C News-Sun, Sunday, November 26, 2006


Libraries offering
Libraries throughout Highlands County are
offering classes to learn more about computers.
Contact libraries in Avon Park, Lake Placid or
Sebring to register and find out the class sched-
ule. There are three classes taught e\ er day.
A Basic Computer class is offered. It teaches
about computer parts (motherboard. CPU, RAM,
CDs and mouse; Solitaire and mention the other
games (screen layout); WordPad (write, font,
bold, italic, color, email it and save it, then
retrieve it); Internet (address bar, Google, scan
pages, hyperlinks, information found on
Internet); and copy and paste.
Advance Computer class is being offered. It
teaches about Internet maintenance; computer
system maintenance; recycle bin. e-mail informa-
tion (delete, block sender, attachments, insert
photos. virus buddy): virus Web sites and sp)-
ware and adware: Web sites to visit on the


CoueiThe pholSe g.
The Wacaster family prepares for Christmas at the Fairgrounds concert Saturday. Dec. 9. in Sebring.


Christmas at

the Fairgrounds

scheduled
SEBRING \\acaster
Ministries Inc. is teaming up
with Tornmm Brandt Ministries.
Bill Mullis Ministries and
Dee's Place to present the sec-
ond annual Christmas at the
Fairgrounds concert Saturda\.
Dec. 9, at the Highlands
Count\ Fairgrounds.
Doors will open at 5 p.m.
with a preshow performance b\
Harry Ha\er\ and famil\ pre-
senting a number of holiday
favorites.
Taking the main stage %ill
be artists such as NashAille
Recording artist The Wacaster
faiiiii, 2006 Inspirational
Country Music Male \ocaljst
of tihe ear To mnm\ Brandt and
2006 ICMI Mlus E\lanelisit
nominee Bill Nlullih Tlii-
'ear's e'ent will be focitng i a
portion of the proceeds to be
donated to need\ families in
the Heartland area to help for
the holidays.
There will be food. door
prizes, a girt for all kids tinder
12, great music and a special
appei.ance from Santa Clatu
Sponsors. are still needed to
unite \ilth the coiicel[ hiost4 in
putting on ithi-. c. enm Tlus ', ill
be an anfntial etelt.
If interested, call 381-1328.
471-222' or 381-9191 tor
information.
.Sponsors already\ include
The Print Shop, Allstar Car
sales. R.J. Gators. Sebrug
Square Barber Shop. Cind\ s
Hallmaik Shop. Ad\iraced
Auto. and others to be
afinounced at the Chrisntmai
show\.
Tickets are $12 at the door.
$S0 in advance Kids under 12
are free. Tickets can be pur-
chased at BlessinLs Family
Christian Bookstore or at Dee's
Place.


computer classes
Internet; screensavers and desktop picture; and
icons (make and delete).
A Microsoft Word Computer class will include
information on screen layout (menu and title bar,
rulers); office assistant; enter, delete and back-
space; saving (my documents and disks); opening
documents; spell check and grammar; click and
drag, bold, italic, underline; format (type, size
and color); and copy and paste.
An E-mail class is planned to teach about set
up with free Yahoo e-mail account; trying to
work out bugs in your e-mail (if you have one);
and basic sending and receiving messages.
An Internet class w ill focus on practice with
the Internet, favorites, customizing and PAC.
Students will also learn about understanding
looking up books and making requests in PAC.
Students must ha3e library card and password
before starting classes.


Tickets available for third annual


Donna Dewberry Luncheon


Event slated for Jan. 20
SEBRING Tickets for the third annual
Donna Dewberr Luncheon to benefit the Maria
Dewberr Children's Foundation will be a\ail-
able Monday. Dec. 11.
The event is sponsored by Jud\ Nicewicz. of
Avon Park. The luncheon is being planned for I
p.m. Jan. 20 at the Knights of Columbus Hall,
900 Li S. 27 N. There will also be a silent auction
and door prizes Anyone wanting to donate items
can contact Nicew\icz at 273-1339. Seating will
be limited.
This year's luncheon \1ll be a surprise. As a
wa) of saying thank you to everyone. De\\ berr
is planning to teach everyone ho\ to paint a
spring bouquet on a T-shirt, using the ne\ fabric
paint that is not even available in craft stores.
Each person needs to bring a pre%\ashed white T-


shirt, with no fabric softener or dryer sheet used
in laundering. Also needed are brushes, basin.
paper towels, and foam plates or double loader.
Ne\ fabric paints \w ill be provided for the class.
This class \was de\ eloped for One Stroke certi-
fied instructors training camps and is being
taught bN Julie Motley. Kim Barone and Jill
Liljenquest. Cost of the luncheon and class will
be $35. Dewberrm will also be available for pic-
tures and to sign autographs.
Lunch \will be prepared bv the Knights of
Columbus and therefore, will be a double fund-
raiser. The Knights of Columbus will use its por-
tion to help local charities in the community.
Flyers will be posted to announce ticket sales
and locations. Tosheba Fashion, 115 Center St..
Sebring, has graciously offered to ha\e tickets
available for sale. Contact a One Stroke certified
instructor for additional information.


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Be a Santa to a senior continues


Popular holiday
gift tradition
helps needy
The popular campaign that
last year delivered 146,000 gifts
to needy seniors throughout
North America is being organ-
ized locally again this holiday
season.
Area retailers, along with
agencies that serve older adults,
have partnered with a local sen-
ior care service to make sure
that isolated seniors receive
gifts and companionship
through the Be a Santa to a
Senior program.
The area office of Home
Instead Senior Care, the world's
largest provider of non-medical
home care and companionship
for older adults, has partnered
with several area eldercare
agencies and retailers (see
attached listing) to provide
presents to seniors who other-
wise might not receive a gift
this holiday season.
This is the third year of the
program where last year 6,000
volunteers distributed gifts to


Locations where to find trees
Adamson & Associates. 373 E. Central Ave.. Winter Haven
Carlton Palmore Elementary, 3725 Cleveland Heights
Blvd., Lakeland
Dixieland Elementary, 416 Ariana SL, Lakeland
Beef O Brady's. 4810 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland
Clerk of Courts. Barrow
Crispers, Lakeside Village 1568 Town Center Drive,
Lakeland
Crispers, 1030 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow
Weaver and McClendon, 240 Park Ave.. Lake Wales
University of South Florida, 3433 Winter Lake Road.,
Lakeland
USF Rath Center, 1350 E. Main St., Bartow
Tax Collectors Office, Bartow
Barrow Animal Clinic, 1515 U.S. 17 S., Bartow
Christina Animal Clinic. 6155 S. Florida Ave. #14,
Lakeland
T'Zers Hair Salon, 690 W. Main St., Bartow
Snippers, 426 E. Derby Ave., Auburndale
Hooters, North Lakeland Avenue
North Lakeland YMCA


deserving seniors. In just the
two years since introducing this
Be a Santa to a Senior program,
Home Instead Senior Care has
helped provide more than
200,000 gifts to 122,000 sen-
iors.
"Be a Santa to a Senior con-


tinues to grow in popularity as
citizens from all. walks of life
discover the joy of giving back
to a group that often is forgotten
during the busy holiday sea-
son," said George Laws, owner
of the Home Instead Senior
Care office serving Highlands


and Polk counties. "Some peo-
ple have told us they always
give to needy children during
the holidays, but never thought
about the fact that there are iso-
lated and lonely seniors who
need a lift during this season as
well. Be a Santa to a Senior also
is designed to help stimulate
human contact and social inter-
action for seniors who are
unlikely to have guests during
the holidays."
Here's how the program,
which runs from Nov. 1 through
Dec. 8, works: Prior to the holi-
day season, the participating
local, non-profit organizations
will identify needy, orphaned
and isolated seniors in the com-
munity and provide those
names to Home Instead Senior
Care for this community, sert ice
program. Christmas trees.
which hale gone up in several
locations Nov. 1. feature orna-
ments with the first names only
of the needy seniors and their
respective gift requests.
Holiday) shoppers can pick up
an ornament. buy items on the
list and return them unw rapped
to the store, along \with the


ornament attached. Home
Instead Senior Care then enlists
the volunteer help of its staff,
senior care business associates,
non-profit workers and others
to collect, wrap and distribute
the gifts to these seniors. Two
citywide gift-wrapping parties,
when hundreds of the presents
will be wrapped, have also been
scheduled. The first will be held
Dec. 8 at Beacon Terrace, 2425
Harden Blvd., Lakeland.
Another is set for Dec. 11 at the
University of South Florida
Rath Center, 1350 Main St.,
Bartow. Both parties will begin


at 9 a.m.
"Be a Santa to a Senior is an
important way that we all can
say thanks to those older adults
who have helped shape our
community," Laws said. "Our
hope is that the spirit of this sea-
son will touch many lives."
If you or someone you know
is interested in volunteering to
help on the citywide gift-wrap-
ping day, contact Layla Cribb at
(863) 294-9141. Businesses are
encouraged to contact the local
Home Instead Senior Care
office about adopting groups of
seniors.


O'Donnell and Ripa feud over


Associated Press
NEW YORK Barbara
Walters said Wednesday all is
now "well with the world" fol-
lowing a flare-up earlier this
week between Rosie O'Donnell
and Kelly Ripa on "The View."
Ripa called in to the ABC
daytime talk show after co-host
O'Donnell accused her of mak-
ing a homophobic comment to
Clay Aiken, a guest host on
"Live With Regis and Kelly."
Aiken covered Ripa's mouth
with his hand during an inter-
view on Friday's show. Ripa,
36, pushed his hand away.,
"Oh, I'm in trouble," said the
27-\ear-old "American Idol"
star, to %which Ripa responded.
"No, I just. don't I don't
know where that hand's been,
honey."
O'Donnell said Tuesday .on
"The View": "If that was a
straight man, if that was a cute
man, if that was a guy that she
didn't question his sexuality.
she would have :said a different
thing."
Rjpa said O'Donnell misun-
derstood her remark.
'He's shaking hands with
everybody in the audience. I
mean, it's cold and flu season.
That's what I meant," she said.
"And to imply that it's anything


homophobic is outrageous,
Rosie, and you know better."
"I understand cold and flu'
season," O'Donnell replied.
"I'm just saying from where I
sit as a gay person in the world,.
I have to tell you, that's how it
came off to me."
Aiken has been the target of
speculation about his sexuality.
Tabloid;reports earlier this year


suggested he had a gay affair.
Aiken has never directly
addressed the rumors.
Roger Widynowski, Aiken's
spokesman at RCA Records,
declined comment on the Ripa-
O'Donnell flare-up when con-
tacted by The Associated Press.
On Wednesday's "The
View," Walters said, "Rosie
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SPA
Continued from 1C
.choose to extend it to a couples
retreat, they will enjoy a bub-
ble bath together with a bottle
of champagne (or beverage of
choice) and chocolate covered


strawberries. Even rose petals
delicately grace the room.
One of the massages that
couples can choose from is the
Riverview Stone Massage -
their signature massage.
Having had the delightful treat
of personally experiencing this
massage, I can attest to its ben-


Christa Kelsey opens Ihe cottage door for guests.


efits.
After slipping into a softer
than soft spa robe and slippers,
I reclined on a warm massage
table where my therapist gently
applied aromatic oil to my
neck, shoulders and arms. As
she gently applied pressure and
massage movements, subdued
lighting and candles bathed the
room in a comforting hue and
relaxing music played in the
background.
As she massaged the oils
down m arms. she retrieved
the stone modalities and gently
rubbed them down my arms as
%well. I couldn't tell the differ-


ence between her hands and
the smooth stones so liquid
were her movements.
She completed this phase by
placing the warm stones under
the palm of my hand and later
in the shoulder area of my
back.
Next, she did the same with
my legs and feet. What glori-
ous relaxation when one's feet
are massaged, warm stones
placed between each toe and
then wrapped in warm, moist
towels for a time.
After each phase, the towel
is glided off the body, not sim-
ply removed. After the same


treatment on my back, moist
towels relaxed the massaged
muscles. At the end of the
time, she gently placed my
robe over me and offered me a
drink of fruit juices and herbs.
As a guest, I could have then
gone out to the mineral pool
and hot tub. But, my husband,
Ken, and I had already enjoyed
that treat the morning before.


Set in an outdoor courtyard. the luxurious mineral pool and waterfall whirlpool are for guests to enjoy
when the. receive any of the spa's treatments.


setting while having a waterfall
cascade over my shoulders -
creating relaxation and energy
all at the same time.
It was easy to breathe deeply
while enjoying the body tem-
perature water in the mineral
pool and a temperature of 102
in the waterfall whirlpool.
All guests are invited to
bring their swimsuits and use
both pools after any treatment
at the spa.

A cut above
Besides the obvious delights
for the senses and body, excel-
lence permeates everything
they do at The Spa at
Riverview.
Each therapist is intensively
trained. Some have overlap-
ping skills. But, mostly each
therapist is fully trained and
specialized in her own area of
expertise; be it facials, mani-
cures or massage. Only Katie
is experienced and licensed in
all phases of spa treatments.
Those who are hired learn
the methods at Riverview; and,
for example, after receiving a
massage by Katie, must in turn
give her one so she can experi-
ence and evaluate their abili-
ties.
Guests tell Katie that it's
wonderful to just get away
from everything for a while.
"I get a lot of satisfaction in
helping people," Katie said.
The Spa at Riverview is
booked weeks in advance. So
if a spa treatment is desired
when visiting the Riverview
Hotel. reserve both in advance.
Gift cards and gift certificates
are popular and available.


BEACH
Continued from 1C
esring quaint shops and restau-
rants encourage leisurely strolls
and browsing on Canal Street.
One evening, the Canal
Street Gallery \Valk show cased
the \work of local artists and a
chance to appreciate not only
their work. but to meet them as
well evoking an apprecia-
tion of the arts. Each shop
offered delightful treats
encouraging\ visitors to a slow -
er pace and relaxed i \it.
Romesco's Market Cafe
Winebar. a taste of Spain.
prides itself on "'slow food."
It's a chance to trN something
unusual and to rediscoverr the
flavors" while savoring each
bite of unique offerings on the
menu. A visit to their upstairs
market offers special\ items
like wines, cheeses, imported
olive oils and vinegars as well
as confections from all o\er the
world.
Unique gifts are available to
shoppers in the antique and gift
shops. And friendliness and
helpfulness abound.
If an evening dining under
the stars appeals to you, \ visitors
can take a short drive to Third
Avenue to a romantic restau-
rant. The Garlic. You can't miss
the oversized garlic bulb out
front. But, don't tr\ to enter
from the front. Take a stroll
around back and be amazed.
There, tucked a\a\., is an
outdoor corridor leading to
hideaway garden dining.
Boughs of greenery overhead.
benches along the way and
for the fall pumpkins here,
there and everywhere added
charm, color and the reminder
of the hardest season. Beautiful
trees strewn with tiny lights
competed with the overhead
stars of the night sky.
We'd entered an enchanted
forest and couldn't wait to sit
dow n and enjlo a romantic din-
ner in this setting. After the
delicious, abundant meal, we
sat for a spell on one of the
benches allow ing the atmos-
phere to invade our senses -
taking the sensation along with
us as we left.
Finally, moon gazing while
relaxing on the veranda outside
our room completed our appre-
ciation of our \isit to New
Smyrna Beach and the
Ri\ern iew Hotel and Spa. We
were captivated by the continu-
al changes of the full moon
lighting the inky sky while
clouds slipped along and
changed the scene moment by
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SECTION D + SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2006


The

Sideline
SCORES AND MORE
Outdoors
Wildlife tidbits from
columnist Lloyd Jones
Page 4D

Hit it hard
Softball home run derby set
at SFCC on Dec. 9
Page 4D

Holiday feast
TurkeyTrot 5K draws record
number of runners
Page 5D


Scoreboard
Friday
High School Football
Bartow .................. 37
Hardee .................. 31
Four OTs
Report scores at
385-6155, Ext. 541


On Deck
MONDAY
Girls Basketball
Avon Park at Pendleton
Academy, 7:30 p.m. varsity
Boys Soccer
Okeechobee at Sebring, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity

TUESDAY
Boys Basketball
DeSoto at Avon Park, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity; Sebring at
Hardee, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30 var-
Ssity
Girls Basketball
Avon Park at DeSoto, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity; Lake Placid
at Okeechobee, 5:30 p.m.
JV, 7 varsity; Hardee at
Sebring. 6 p.m. JV, 7:30
varsity
Boys Soccer
Lake Placid at LaBelle, 7:30
varsity: DeSoto at Sebring. 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity
Girls Soccer
Avon Park at Palmetto, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity; Lake
Placid at Hardee, 6 p.m. var-
sity: Sebring at DeSoto, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity

THURSDAY
Boys Basketball
Avon Park vs. South Florida
Prep (4:30 p.m.), Lake
Placid vs. Lakeland (6 p.m.)
and Sebring vs. Pendleton
in Taveniere Tournament at
Sebring Walker at
Kissimmee Heartland, 7:30
p.m.
Girls Basketball
Avon Park at Lakeland
Christian, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30
varsity; Lake Placid at
DeSoto, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30 var-
sity: Walker at Kissimmee
Heartland. 6 p.m.


History Lesson
10 Years Ago
Nov. 27, 1996: Sebring
boys soccer coach Paul
Brown said after a 2-2 tie
with Hardee that he wasn't
sure there wasn't a curse
on the goal Or maybe just
goal repellent. Despite get-
ting 22 shots on goal to
Hardee's six and keeping
the ball on Hardee's end of
the field for most of the
scoreless second half, the
Streaks still had to settle
for a tie with a team they
had roughed up 6-0 a few
nights prior.


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By SCOTT DRESSEL
Spfrt, EJida.r
LAKE PLACID
passion. There's just no sub-
slitute for it. Passion can
make an average athlete
into a good one. and a
good athlete into something spe-
cial.
The latter description fits
Shen talking about Lake Placid
senior setter Jackie Berard.
% hose ill to w in and lo\ e for
the game of volleyballl turned
an already good player into
much more and earned her the
2006 News-Sun Highlands
County Player of the Year
honor.
"She just has such a passion
for the game." said Lake Placid
coach lMarilhn Jones. the 2006
Coach of the Year. "We went to
watch the state volleyball finals -
and she "as the one that really want- g
ed to go and she just sat there It
%watching like she couldn't believe her
high school 'olleyball career was oer.
She really loes the game and iill do what
she needs to do to improve."
That passion spilled over to Berard's
Green Dragon teammates. With Berard lead-
ing the way the Dragons went 31-9 o\er the
past tio seasons. %%inning a pair of district
championships (the first eer for the program)
and making two straight trips to the state play- -
offs.
Playing setter. Berard %was basically the quar-
terback for the Dragons' offense, directing the
play and dictating the tempo as well as the suc-
cess of her team.
"If she had a bad night, it didn't go our %%a)
pretty much. but she was pretty consistent." Jones
said. "She's going to be really hard to replace."
Berard led the counts in aces v ith 66 and sec-
ond in assists with 395. She also was second on
the Dragons w ith 104 digs. had a 90 percent ser'-
ice game and chipped in %w ith 35 kills.
But it wasn'tt numbers that made the difference
when it came to Berard's contribution to Lake
Placid's two best volle\ ball seasons ever.
It was that passion.
"Both years. she w'as right there leading the
Swa." Jones said. "She play s club ball and brings
a lot of that back i ith her and brings a lot of the
enthusiasm back with her. She pushes herself
hard and she pushes the girls hard. She expects a .-.
lot of them. When that comes from one of \our
teammates, it's better than when it comes from a
coach. She holds them up to a higher standard.
"She always thought we had a chance at every -
thing. If not. it wasn't because she didn't tr\ hard
enough."
Jones said the Dragons "ill have a very hard
time replacing Berard next season.
"It's our loss. but it should be somebody else's
gain." she said. adding that Berard has been talking to
SFCC coach Kim Cra\\ford about possibly playing
for the Panthers next season.
"She would do whatever she had to do to play. If
Kim doesn't take her. I think she's missing out a
player that has a lot of heart and w ill do \ hate'er she
needs to do."


2006
N EWS-SU N
ALL-COUNTY
VOLLEYBALL
TEAM

RICKI ALBRITTO N
Sebring Soph.
152 digs


RACHEL ASHLEY
Sebring r.
134 kills, 73 blakds,
184 digs, 32 aces


JACKIE BERARD
Lake Placid Sc.
66 aoes, 371 assists
104 digs


BRITTANY BULLOCK
Sebring Sr.
106 kills, 25 blocks,
30 digs


ALLISOrJ G ILDL
Lak.e Placid Sr.
108 kills, 165 digs
33 aces


HANNAH SHOOP
Sebring Soph.
67 kills, 83 bloks,
57 digs, 16 aoes


D AR BY U 1: DEP UOOD
Le.ke Placrid Sr,
84 kilUs, 93 dis,
22 aces


T'L-RA W _EKS
LaIke PLacid Jr.
118 kills, 45 dig,
21 blocks, 24 aces


DANIELLE W EST
Avon Park Sr.
96% serves, 41% blocks
13 klls


KySI WOODEN
Avon Park Sr.
91% serves, 54% blocks
24 kills


SELMA YOUNIES
Sebring Sr.
71 kills, 42 acs,
143 digs, 31 assists


The beauty

of the agony

of defeat
Among my favorite
moments in sports are the
seconds after a big game
when the focus turns to the
losing athletes just after the
celebration of the tri-
umphant. I believe these
moments of failure are a
much more honest and
detailed portrait of humani-
tI.
As the winners revel in a
cluster of elation, it's a less
personal acti it' than that
silent. lonely moment of
realization. I remember
Matt Leinart's face last
season after the loss to
Texas in the national cham-
pionship game. The image
was such a powerful snap-
shot of disbelief. That same
all-consuming commitment
to the notion of "it ain't
over 'til it's o 'er" that
marks a true champion also
causes a fact-facing delay
in the heart of the loser.
The 'd scratched and
clawed and fought with
every ounce of strength.
racing against time and a
mighty opponent. only to
suddenly stare at a losing
tally and quadruple zeros
on the clock. It can't be
over, can it?
Pure and instantaneous
dejection.
I witnessed an event like
this up close and personal
in Wauchula Friday night
at Wildcat Stadium. where
the Hardee Wildcats fell to
the Bartow Yellow Jackets
37-31 after four overtime
periods. One team's hopes
and dreams dashed. a flood
of missed opportunities
w ashing o er their faces
and through their minds.
Another team exhausted
yet exuberant. mo\ ing on
to the next round of the
state playoffs..
It was especially dis-
heartening for the Wildcats
w ho had seen their improb-
able 46-game regular sea-
son winning streak come to
an end on Sept.. 22 against
these same Yellow Jackets
in a 32-31 overtime loss.
The game concluded
after Hardee had failed to
convert on its last posses-
sion a Pablo Anslemo
field goal that sailed just
'wide giving Bartow the
final shot at the deciding
score. Bartow running back
Carl Edler scrambled
toward the end zone on the
game's final play, craned
See TALES. page 5D


Auto Racing

Alex Job Racing leaving

American Le Mans Series


By BARRY FOSTER
V. U'.-Sl 'rr5 p i..Ill
SEBRING H hen the
green flag drops on the 2007
edition of the Mobil 1 12 Hours
of Sebring. there %%ill be an
entrn missing for the first time
in two decades. The Porsche
GT2s of Ale\ Job Racing will
lea'e a void in the field of the
most populous div vision ot
Amerincan Le Mans Series com-
petition.
Team principal Alex Job has
announced his team plans to
take "a leave of absence" from
the ALMS and instead will con-


centrate their efforts in fielding
a Dayiona Prototype in the
Grand American Road Racing
Association.
The AJR effort has won its
division a half-dozen times at
the 12 Hours. taking the top
spot in 1995 and '99 and from
2001-04. The team finished in
sixth place in March after dam-
age from a collision \ ith anoth-
er Porsche. the LMP2 Penske
Porsche RS Spyder fielded by
Roger Penske.
The lap 36 incident caused
See JOB, page 5D


SCOTT DRESSEL'New s.Sun
Alex Job Porsches won't be taking turns around Sunset Bend at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March as the
team will be taking a break from the American Le Mans Series to run in the Grand Am series.


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Meals on Wheels golf
tourney set Dec. 2
SEBRING The Sebring
Meals on Wheels charity golf
scramble will be on Saturday,
Dec. 2, with an 8 a.m. shotgun
start at Harder Hall.
Cost is $50 each player and
$200 for foursomes.
For more information, call
Jeff Dressel, scramble chair-
man, at 381-2752.
Doty Memorial golf
tourney set for Dec. 9
SEBRING The 15th
annual Brad Doty Memorial
Children's Christmas Golf
Classic will be held Saturday,
Dec. 9 at Sebring Golf Club.
The four-person scramble
will have an 8:30 a.m. shotgun
start;
The entry fee is $60 per
player, which includes golf,
lunch, beverages on the course,
raffle and door prizes and
range balls.
The field will be flighted,
according to total team handi-
cap and, based on a full field,
first place in each flight will
win $100.
Cohan Radio Group will
provide hole-in-one prizes.
Hole sponsorships are avail-
able for $100. The tourney
benefits less-fortunate children
in the area who need help dur-
ing the Christmas season.
Call Tom McClurg at 314-
5919 or Kip Doty at 446-4008
for more information.
Elks Hoop Shoot set
Dec. 9 at Hill-Gustat
SEBRING The annual
Elks Hoop Shoot Free-Throw
Contest for Sebring and Avon
Park schools will be held
Saturday, Dec. 9, at Hill-Gustat
Middle School. Children ages
8-13 are invited to participate.
Last year, Marcus Dewberry
(Sun 'N Lake Elementary,
boys 10-11) and Avierre
Conner (Avon Park Middle,
boys age 12-13) advanced to
the district tournament in Lake
Placid and the regional toura-
- ment in Stuart.
The competition consists of
25 free-throw from the foul
line (children age 8-9 shoot
four feet in front of the foul
line).
All children that participate
receive Hoop Shoot T-shirts
and winners in each category
-will be awarded trophies and
certificates provided by the
Sebring Elks.
Registration begins at 8:30
a.m. Parents are encouraged to
bring their children to this fun
family outing where everyone
is a winner.
SFCC to host baseball
camps in December
AVON PARK South !
Florida Community College
will host several baseball
camps in December.
The high school
showcase/camp (ages 16-up)
will be from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, and
is $45 per camper. The camp
for ages 12-15 will be from 5-
8 p.m. Dec. 18-19 and costs
$60 per camper.
The camp for ages 5-7 will
be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday,
Dec. 21 and will be $30 per
camper, and the camp for ages


8-11 will be from 9 a.m. until
noon Dec. 26-27 and costs $60
per camper
There is a $10 discount for
families with more than one
child participating. The camps
are limited to first 40 regis-
tered in each camp.
Contact the athletic depart-
ment at 784-7035 for more
information.
SFCC plans volleyball
camp in January
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
will hold a three-day volleyball
camp for middle school-aged
girls Jan. 3-5.
The camp will be from 5-8
p.m. the first day with registra-
tion the first half hour, and
5:30-8:30 p.m. the final two
days.
The cost is $90 per camper
and the camp is limited to the
first 30 applicants.
To register, call 784-7037 or
465-5300, ext. 7037.
Contact coach Kim
Crawford at one of the above
numbers or 381-4089 or e-mail
her at kim.crawford@south-
florida.edu for more informa-
tion
Golf tourney to support
veterans programs
LAKE PLACID The 40
& 8 and American Legion Post
25 of Lake Placid are planning
a golf tournament Feb. 17,
2007.
It will be called the All-
American Mixed Scramble and
will be held at Placid Lakes
Country Club.
Teams will be formed by the
golf pro based on reported
handicaps giving all levels of
players a chance to be on a
winning team.
SHS All-Sport passes
on sale for 2006-07
SEBRING The Sebring
athletic department is selling
2006-07 All-Sport passes. This
pass is good for all athletic
events with the exception of
the state tournament series.
The cost is $75 for adults and
$50 for students. They are on
sale at the front office or the
athletic director's office.
Call the school at 471-5500
for more information.
Youth golf clinics
offered in Sebring
SEBRING Sebring Golf
Club is still offering junior
clinics for kids age 5-17.
Clinics-are taught by profes-
sionals Joel Walkup and Andy
Kesling. Full shots, chipping,
putting, rules and golf etiquette
will be taught to kids.
Clinics are run from 4-5:30
p.m. every Monday and
Wednesday. Prizes are awarded
every clinic for various compe-
titions.
Call 314-5919 to sign up.
Individual lessons are also
available.


Sports contact information


Scott Dressel, sports editor
385-6155, Ext. 541
scottdressel@newssun.com


Marcus Wilkins, sports writer
385-6155, Ext. 517 or
marcus.wilkins@newssun.com


Report scores
385-6155, Ext. 541


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


News-Sun, Sunday, November 26, 2006


STATS AND STANDINGS


AMERICAN CONFERENCE


New England
N.Y. Jets
Miami
Buffalo

Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Tennessee
Houston

Baltimore
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

San Diego
Kansas City
Denver
Oakland


East
WL T
7 3 0
5 5 0
730
550
560
460
South
WLT
9 1 0
6 4 0
3 7 0
910
640
370
370
North
WLT
8 2 0
820
5 5.0

3 7 0
460
370
West
W LT
8 2 0

7 4 0
820
740
740
280


Pct PF PA
.700 236131
.500 177217
.455 197198
.400 164201

Pct PF PA
.900 263210
.600 211 137
.300 177256
.300 165230
Pct PF PA
.800 222147
.500 247233
.400 239227
.300 170208

Pct PF PA
.800 332202
.636 229205
.636 195165
.200 118198


NATIONAL CONFERENCE


East
W L T Pct
Dallas 7 4 0 .636
N.Y. Giants 6 4 0 .600
Philadelphia 5 5 0 .500
Washington 3 7 0 .300
South
W L T Pct
Carolina 6 4 0 .600
New Orleans 6 4 0 .600
Atlanta 5 5 0 .500
Tampa Bay 3 8 0 .273
North
W L T Pct
Chicago 9 1 0 .900
Green Bay 4 6 0 .400
Minnesota 4 6 0 .400
Detroit 2 9 0 .182
West
W L T Pet
Seattle 6 4 0 .600
San Francisco 5 5 0 .500
St. Louis 4 6 0 .400
Arizona 2 8 0 .200


PF PA
309198
224 208
246194
182 237

PF PA
176173
245 228
190 205
142 252
PF PA
282120
185.252
167182
195 266

PF PA
203219
182265
-202 236
161 233


Thursday's Games
Miami 27, Detroit 10
Dallas 38, Tampa Bay 10
Kansas City 19, Denver 10
Today's Games
Houston at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Carolina at Washington, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m..
Oakland at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Tennessee, 4:15 p.m.
Chicago at New England, 4:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at Indianapolis, 8:15 p.m.
Monday's Game
Green Bay at Seattle, 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 30
Baltimore.at Cincinnati, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 3
Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m.
Arizona at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
San Diego at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Detroit at New England, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Miami, 4:05 p.m.
Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m.
Seattle at Denver, 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 4
Carolina at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m.


Friday's major college scores
EAST
Pittsburgh 88. Florida St. 66
SOUTH
Alabama St. 80, Tuskegee 77
Cal Si -Fullerton 91. Louisiana-
Lafayette 89, OT
Clemson 74, Charleston Souihern 50
Georgia 80, Alabama A&M 36
Maryland 81, High Point 63
Mississippi 100 Nic.holls St. 80
N.C. State 88, Gardner-Webb 76
Oklahoma St. 66, Auburn 65
Tennessee St. 60, Prairie View 49
The Citadel 81, Asbury 60
UCF 81, Florida Tech 37
MIDWEST
Bradley 101, Rutgers 72
Dayton 68, Louisville 64
Ill.-Chicago 75, Florida A&M 57
Illinois 51, Miami (Ohio) 49
Jackson St. 72, Savannah St. 71
N. Iowa 69, S. Dakota St. 56
Ohio St. 91, Youngstown St. 57
SE Missouri 78, UC Riverside 75
SOUTHWEST
Delaware St. 65, Southern U. 63
ETSU 72, Sam Houston St. 61
Missouri St. 66, Wisconsin 64
TCU 64, Grambling St. 46
FAR WEST
BYU 80, S. Utah 61
Florida 101, W.Kentucky 68
Kansas 64, Ball St. 46
Oregon St. 69, N. Colorado 67
Southern Cal 79, Long Beach St. 61
Towson 56, Chattanooga 55
Washington 90, E. Washington 83
TOURNAMENTS
Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout
Semifinals
California 72, Hawaii 56


Quick Reads
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF


Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
18 3 2 38102 69
13 7 4 30 86 76
13 5 3 29 66 57
11 11 1 23 80 67
9 9 2 20 55 73
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
13 7 4 30 82 74
13 9 3 29 83 80


Buffalo
Toronto
Montreal
Ottawa
Boston


Atlanta
Carolina
Tampa Ba
Washingt
Florida


ly
on


12 10 1
8 8 6
8 12 4


25 75
22 62
20 68


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OT Pts GF G
Nashville 14 5 2 30 72 5
Detroit 12 5 4 28 56 4
St. Louis 7 11 3 17 53 7
Chicago 7 12 2 16 49 6
Columbus 5 14 2 12'45 6
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF G
Edmonton 13 8 1 27 66 5
Minnesota 13 8 1 27 67 5
Vancouver 11 11 1 23 54 6
Calgary 10 8 2 22 55:4
Colorado 10 10 2 22 67 6
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF G
Anaheim 16 2 6 38 86 6
Dallas 16 6 0 32 65 4
San Jose 16 7 0 32 76 5
Los Angeles 7 13 4 18 65 8
Phoenix 7 15 0 14 54 8
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Thursday's Games
Nashville 6, Vancouver 0
Friday's Games
Carolina 5, Boston 1
Philadelphia 3, Columbus 2
Minnesota 4,. Phoenix 0
N.Y. Islanders 3, Pittsburgh1 .
Anaheim 4, New Jersey 2
Toronto 7, Washington 1
Ottawa 6, Florida 4
St. Louis 3, Detroit 2, SO
Montreal 2, Buffalo 1, OT
Tampa Bay 3, Atlanta 2, OT
Dallas 5, Los!Angeles 3
Edmonton 5, Chicago 1
Saturday's Games
Florida at Atlanta, late
Boston at Toronlo, iaie
Minnesota at Columbus, late.
Philadelphia at Montreal, late
Washington at N.Y. Islanders, late
N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, late
Phoenix at St. Louis, late
Detroit at Nashville, late
Vancouver at Colorado, late
New Jersey at San Jose, late
Calgary at Los Angeles, late
Today's Games
Orlawa at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m..
Buffalo at N.Y Rangers 7 p.m.
Calgary at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Monday's Games
Dallas at Detroit, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
Tuesday's Games
Atlanta at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Boston at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Florida at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Columbus at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Wednesday's Games
Nashville at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Washington, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Florida at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30
p.m.
Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


* LIVE -SPORTS ON TV

EI BOWLING
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Windy City Classic .................. ... ESPN

M COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
5:30 p.m. Old Spice Classic Third Place Game ..... ESPN2
7:30 p.m. Old Spice Classic Final ............... ESPN2
MONDAY
7 p.m. Michigan at North Carolina State ......... ESPN2
TUESDAY


Loyola Marymount 88, Pacific 85, 20T
Consolation Bracket
Alaska-Anchorage 77, UMKC 70
Hofstra 73, Marshall 70
NIT Season Tip-off
Championship
Butler 79, Gonzaga 71
Third Place
North Carolina 101, Tennessee 87
Old Spice Classic
Semifinals
Arkansas 73, Marist 64
West Virginia 79, W. Michigan 54
Semifinals
S. Illinois 69, Minnesota 53
Virginia Tech 77, Montana 56


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 12 8 1 25 51 56
N.Y. Rangers 12 9 1 25 73 67
N.Y. Islanders 11 7 3 25 59 57
Pittsburgh 10 8 3 23 66 66
Philadelphia- 6 14 3 15 56 91


Maryland at Illinois .................... ESPN
Florida State at Wisconsin ............... ESPN2
Indiana at Duke .......... ....... .. . ESPN
Miami at Northwestern ................ ESPN2


kI NFL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Jacksonville at Buffalo .................. WXPX
1 p.m. Houston at New York Jets. ... ............ WINK
1 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta .................... FOX
4 p.m. Chicago at New England. .................. FOX
8:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Indianapolis ........... ... NBC
MONDAY
8:30 p.m. Green Bay at Seattle ................... .. ESPN

m NBA.
SUNDAY
8 p.m. Los-Angeles Clippers at Denver ............ ESPN
MONDAY
9 p.m. Orlando at Utah ................... ..... SUN

t[ NHL
SUNDAY
5 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay ..................... SUN
All Games and Times Subject to Change


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GI
New Jersey 5 7 .417 -
Philadelphia 5 7 .417 -
New York 5 9 .357 1


Boston 4 8 .333
Toronto 3 9 .250
Southeast Division
W L Pet
Orlando 9 4 .692
Atlanta 5 5 .500
Miami 4 8 .333


n 4 8
3 9
Central Division
W L
8 '5.'
8 5
7 6


4 8
3 9


.333
.250


Washingto
Charlotte


Cleveland
Detroit
Indiana.
Milwaukee
Chicago


GB

21/2
4%2
4/2
45
51/%


Pet GB
.615 -
.615 -
.538 1
.333 3'k
.250 4A


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 10 3 .769 -
Dallas 8 4 .667 1%'
Houston 8 4 .667 1%
New Orleans 8 5 (615 2
Memphis 3 9 .250 61/
Northwest Division


Utah
Denver
Portland
Minnesota
Seattle
Pa

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


W L Pct GB
12 1 .923 -
7 4 .636 4
6 7 .462 6
5 6 .455 6
6 8 .429 6/2
pacific Division
W L Pct GB
8 4 .667 -
6 4 .600 1
6 5 .545 1%
7 6 .538 1%
6 6 .500 2


Friday's Games
Atlanta 97, Toronto 93
Orlando 107, Miami 104
New York 101, Boston 77
Philadelphia 123, Chicago 108
Dallas 95, San Antonio 92
Memphis 95, Washington 80
Indiana 97, Cleveland 87
Detroit 164, Charlotte 95
Minnesota 86, New Orleans 79
Utah 114, L.A. Lakers 108
Denver 140, Golden State 129
Sacramento 109, Seattle 100
Phoenix 99, New Jersey 93
Saturday's Games
Atlanta at Orlando, late
Detroit at Washington, late
Miami at Charlotte, late
Chicago at New York, late
Philadelphia at Cleveland, late
L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, late
Memphis at Houston, late
New Orleans at Dallas, late
Boston at Milwaukee, late
Portland at Sacramento, late
Utah at Golden State, late
Sunday's Games
Indiana at Toronto, 1 p.m.


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

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Friday's scores
Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley 10,
Jacksonville Sandalwood 7
Bartow 37, Hardee 31 (4 OT)
Bradenton Manatee 20, North Fort
Myers 14
Citra North Marion 24, Eustis 8
Clewiston 7, Hollywood Chaminade
Madonna 3
Daytona Beach Mainland 35,
Jacksonville Bartram Trail 10
Glades Central 24, Naples 14
Glades Day 34, Dade Christian 12
Lakeland 24, Lake Gibson 3
Lincoln 31, Pace 30
North Florida Christian 18, Port St. Joe
13
Ocala Trinity Catholic 50, Blountstown
7
Orlando Boone 31, Palm Beach
Gardens 21
Pahokee 48, Cardinal Mooney 0
Ponte Vedra Nease 24, Daytona Beach
Seabreeze 14
Tallahassee FAMU 37, South Daytona
Warner Christian 13
Tampa Plant 38, Seffner Armwood 20


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Back in 1853,
duck hunters in
North Carolina were
using a gun that soon
became illegal after
little more than 15
years of use. The
huge flintlock, near-
ly 10 feet long,
weighed 100 pounds
and was called a
punt gun. It was so
named because it
was often mounted


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on punt boats and
used in market hunting.
The punt boat was an open,
flat-bottomed boat with
squared ends, propelled by a
long pole and used in shallow
water. The gun was loaded
with a couple of ounces of
gunpowder and a pound of
shot.
In the mid-1800s, there were
no restrictions or bag limits
and one shot from this super
gun would bring down dozens
of ducks. The punt gun was a
very efficient harvester of what
was thought to be an endless
supply of wild fowl.
The excesses of market
hunting eventually were
opposed by a coalition of con-
cerned sportsmen and conser-
vationists.
By 1870, North Carolina
had outlawed the punt guns.
Later, the federal Lacey Act of
1900 banned the transport of
wild game (or feathers) across
state lines. One of the punt
guns is on display at the Outer
Banks Center for Wildlife
Education in North Carolina.

Several years ago, I found a
baby raccoon while fishing on
a wooded creek bank. I took it
home and raised it as a pet. I
now realize that I was placing
myself and my family in dan-
ger of getting rabies from a
scratch or bite from what I
thought was a harmless pet.
Now one state, West Virginia,
is no longer issuing wildlife
pet permits for raccoons, fox
or skunks.
These animals are consid-
ered high risk for raccoon
- rabies and there is no upproyed
vaccinee for them. Pet owners


may renew permits
for the pets they
already have, but
there will be no new
permits issued for
raccoons, fox or
skunks.
The mid-Atlantic
raccoon rabies epi-
zootic began in the
late 1970s and has
since spread
throughout the
Northeast. In an


effort to stop the
westward spread of the dis-
ease, authorities have been dis-
pensing oral vaccines over a
wide region that includes West
Virginia.

A wildlife conservation offi-
cer reported the following call
from a woman complaining
that a bear had torn down her
bird feeders in the past, but
was now getting into her
garbage cans. She was per-
plexed as to why the bear had
changed its habits. The officer
asked what she had put in her
garbage just before the bear
had visited. She replied, "Just
old Halloween candy."

Of course, we all know that
black bears are very sociable
characters. One such bear wan-
dered into a 24-hour grocery in
Peace River, Alberta, Canada.
Evidently intent on shopping,
he simply strolled through the
automatic doors to the amaze-
ment of the few customers in
the store at that time of night.
The bear spent a few min-
utes wandering up and down
the aisles, apparently compari-
son shopping. It didn't take
long for it to find the pastries
area. With his curiosity and his
stomach satisfied, he wandered
back out into the night after
eating fifteen cakes.

I appreciate the help of
Mitch Cox, editor of Fur-Fish-
Game magazine for the infor-
mation contained in this col-
umn.

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JOB
Continued from 1D
them to have ongoing mechanical problems in
the steering for their Porsche 911 RSR. That, cou-
pled with a number of flat tires, made for a long
and frustrating trip around the clock for the AJR
crew at Sebring.
Since 1999, AJR has amassed 39 wins, 46 pole
positions, 79 podiums and entered 94 cars in the
ALMS. Never missing a single start, the
team posted a trio of class championships in the
ALMS and a pair of division wins at the 24 Hours
at Le Mans.
Job said it had not been an easy decision to
take the Tavares-based team out of the premier
American road racing series, calling it "a busi-
ness decision." He noted that by moving to Grand
Am he would be able to field a car that could go
in search of an overall victory.
The 2006 season was the worst for AJR since
the team began competing 18 years ago.
Finishing fifth overall in points, they were able to
take only one win, the lowest total ever. Job said
the lackluster number was as much a result of


racing incidents as much as anything, noting
crashes at Sebring, Mosport and Petit Le mans as
examples.
Last season did bring one high point with the
team's 50th professional road racing victory, a
GT2 class win at Houston which Job called "a
very solid performance."
The AJR effort won't be out of the ALMS
entirely, however. They apparently will be work-
ing with a number of privateers in a GT3 effort.
If and when Job does bring his team back to
the ALMS, the pursuit of an overall win may be
what drives him. There has been discussion of
Job getting one of the LMP2 RS Spyders, but he
pointed out the sponsorship would have to be
there for such a move.
He has served as a factory team for Porsche in
the past for the GT2 class and makes no secret of
the fact he wants to run up front, noting that the
lead gives his sponsor a lot more visibility.
The team was formed originally in 1988 by
Alex Job and his wife, Holly. In the early years,
Alex himself was a driver, boasting a second
place win at Sebring among his accomplish-
ments.


TALES
Continued from 1D
his neck to see the official sig-
nal the touchdown and braced
himself as he was smothered
by his teammates.
My attention turned to the
crushed Wildcats strewn about
the field. The fans in the visi-
tors stands erupted, but the
sound of the Bartow band
seemed to emanate from anoth-
er dimension.
Hardee's Jayquan Gandy lay
face down on the turf, seem-
ingly paralyzed with grief.
Defensive back Marwin
Simmons stood slouching and
expressionless, watching the
Yellow Jackets leap with new-
found energy. Linebacker
Haceem Shweil sat stubbornly
on his helmet before reluctant-
ly pulling himself together to
congratulate the victors.
The crowd of tightly-packed
Wildcat fans watched, mouths
agape, scanning the field for
yellow flags, of which there
were none. Even the cheerlead-
ers, those paradigms of pep,
wiped mascara streaks from
their reddened, sobbing faces.
This is a moment impervi-
ous tb relief. For that install-
ment of time, no amount of
encouragement can soothe the
agony of defeat. But like -in
anything else, time heals all -
wounds.
The teams began to with-
draw:toward their separate
camps, and the Wildcats began
to embrace one another.
Hardee head coach Derren
Bryai bolted to shake the
hands of the Bartow staff as
quickly as possible so he could
return to his players, who
needed him more than ever.
As the family and friends
began the slow procession onto
the field to be with the players,
the public address announcer
urged an ovation for the play-
ers from both teams. It was
truly a game that could have
gone either way and everyone
who participated left their heart
and soul on the field.
The transformation that took
place then was heartrending.
An army of proud Hardee par-
ents and loved-ones eased onto
the field smiling and applaud-
ing, a unanimous look of
unconditional love and pride in
their eyes. Loving huddles
began to form and players,
mere seconds from over-
whelming deflation, started to
gain perspective.
Coach Bryan scratched his
forehead with the bill of his
cap and surveyed his team for
the last time in 2006.
"I'm so proud of these
guys," said Bryan. "I'm so
proud of how hard they
worked. I hate that it's over. It
was'a special year."
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Ricky Wiggins (42) and a Harder teammate embrace after losing to
Bartow in quadruple overtime Friday night.


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the turf past 11:15 before turn-
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Losing can be transforma-


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