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HIGHLANDS COUNTY'S HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1927


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SEBRING, FLORIDA
VOLUME 25/NUMBER 28


Armed robber locked in store


Suspect fires five
shots at door to
escape

By KEVIN J. SHUTr
NiH>-Slto
SEBRING La%\ enforce-
ment are looking for a "courte-
ous but not too bright" armed
robber.
Lt. Curtis Ludden, Highlands
County Sheriff's Office. said
the robbery occurred about I
p.m. Saturday at lJa.'s Discount
Belerages. 2801 State Road 17
After the suspect made his
demand for mone., the clerk
%%as able to get outside, locking
the suspect inside the con'en-
ience store.
"He tried to shoot the lock
off the door." Ludden said.
"When he was unsuccessful, he
grabbed something from the
store and broke the lock."'
Ludden didn't kno w hat the
suspect used to break the lock.
but detectives were reviewing
the store's security tape. There
%\as one customer in the store
when the clerk \was robbed, but
nobody w\as injured.
Ludden said the suspect told
the customer to move out of the
%a\ before discharging his
weapon.
The Net s-Sun saaw fixe
apparent bullet holes at the
business, but Ludden couldn't
disclose ho\w man) times the
pistol was fired, or \w hat caliber
casings were recovered.
The suspect is described as a
6-foot to a 6-foot. 2-inch tall
black male, medium build %with
gold teeth %who \was Nwearing a


Photo.- b K-.TARA SIMMONS'Ne,.- Sufn
Highlands County Sheriff's Office deputy Anthon) Conklin talks to dispatch., while helping
secure the scene of an armed robbery Saturday afternoon at Jay's Discount Beverages on
State Road 17 in Sebring.


white. long-sleeved T-shirt. sil-
ver sunglasses and a bandanna,
color unknown n.
Ludden said the suspect ran
to some apartments behind the
store, before fleeing in a silver
vehicle.
A man %was briefly taken into
custody for questioning at a gas
station at the intersection of
North Ridgewood Drixe and
Sebring Park"ay because he
%\as in a similar vehicle, but
%was released.
Anybody with information is
asked to call the HCSO at 402-
7200. --.


File bullet holes can be seen in the door Saturday after
an armed robbery at Jay's Discount Beverages in
Se1iring. .- ... "


By TREY CHRISTY
..," S. n
Working hard for the last
four years and achieving
straight A's \\as supposed to
gi\e Ashley Richardson a
chance to be \aledictorian.
She did
eterNthing she
could, e'en
raking the hard
classes that
added extra
weight to her
grade point
average and RICHARDSON
going the extra
mile.
"I \went and asked if I could
take a class at South Florida
Community College to raise my
GPA (grade point average,"
Richardson said.
But the reply she got from a


Sebring High School guidance
counselor %\as that it wouldn't
help.
"The guidance counselor
said that the summer class tat
SFCCi would not count,"
Richardson continued.
So instead she spent the sum-
mer earning a little extra money
by taking a summer job.
Meanwhile, another student
%\as told by the same guidance
counselor to take the class., was
allowed to enroll w\ith extra
%%eight added to their transcript.
and this small discrepancy is
now the difference between the
top three students one class
the other two students thought
%would not add the extra weight
to their GPA.
This has stirred up many a
debate. Is this fair? Can this
See HEAVY. page 9A


County owes


librarian $50

Mary Myers overpaid
Highlands for travel
By KEVIN J. SHUTT
NW iaS' Sun
SEBRING The library audit isn't
exactly "War of the Worlds" material, but
reading it can be as disturbing as the infa-
mous radio broadcast.
"We'd haxe to have the imagination of
Orson Welles to make up half of this
stuff." Bob Jamison. senior director of
business services. said of the apparent
fuzzy travel reimbursement math detect-
ed during the 18-month of the Highlands
County Library System and Heartland
Library Cooperative and the responses
given by county administrator Carl Cool.
The travel section of the 250-page
audit lists four findings citing 87
instances of unauthorized travel.
$2,287.96 of cooperative travel billed to
the county, meal expenses paid to an
employee on days off and a $134.99
reimbursement to library director Mary
NMyers for a plane ticket the county pur-
chased.
"Florida reimbursed the board of
county conimissionerst for this travel and
the $134.99 that %\as incurred b\ the
library director and reimbursed on the
travel voucher \\as reimbursed to
Highlands CountN." Cool said in his
response to the finding, with which he did
not concur, explaining that Myers took
the trip for the mutual benefit of the
library and the co-op.
According to Jamison. his auditors
found no evidence that the state reim-
bursed the county for the travel.
But, that's beside the point.
Mary Wilson, senior auditor, said
Myers bought her airline ticket online.
using a county "p-card" or, purchasing
See COUNT,. page 9A


Newcomer readies for city office


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY

AVON PARK Joe Wright.
who %\as elected to the city
council last month, is getting
ready to take office.
He \\ill be sworn in at 7 a.m.
Tuesday Jan. 2. with returrung
citx councilmen Douglas
Eason. Brenda Gray and
George Hall.
Already, Wright has taken a 6
1/2-hour tour of the city %with
City Manager C. B. Shirey as
guide.
"I got to see the behind-the-
scenes places at city hall. public
%works, the fire station and the


police sta-
tion ... like
the lock-
up"The tour as more than ahe
said.
He alsoee exercise.
Visited the
four %% ell ,
stations that
pump the WRIGHT
ci[N's \\ ater.
and its
%%ater treatment plant, tucked
behind the Florida Army
National Guard ArmorN.
The tour \\as more than a
point and see exercise.
For example, %%hen Wright


visited Memorial Field and the
new recreation center there
whichh doubles as a hurricane
center), he spoke with Tony
Anderson, director of parks and
recreation for the city.
Anderson made it clear.
Wright said. that the city had a
serious shortage of safe places
for children to play outdoors.
especially playing fields and
baseball diamonds.
Currently, there is low lexel
tension surrounding the Barben
property adjacent to Memorial
Field, which Anderson hopes
\\ill become some of those
needed fields, because the Boys


& Girls Club is looking to revi-
talize a moribund program in
the city and had been thinking
about using that property.
Wright agreed with Anderson
that this shouldn't be an
either/or situation.
"We need their intervention."
he said, referring to both the
Boys & Girls Club and the
city's program. "They' do great
%work and we need more, but
the\ don't have to be side by
side. In fact, it %would be better
if the Boys & Girls Club was a
little further south. I think %we
need to find a way to do both.
Doug Eason. with his e\peri-


ence in Boys & Girls Clubs.
should probably be put in
charge."
Overall. Wnght is optitrrsnc
about the city's future.
He is delighted that the city
has moxed its financial
accounts to a local bank,
Highlands Independent, and
just as pleased that Heartland
National Bank is moving to
Main Street.
"It makes an excellent state-
ment," Wright said. "We haxe
to attract appropriate businesses
- like specialty retail, for
example, and back fill with
See OFFICE, page 9A


All I want for Christmas...


K.ATARA.i SiMMONSN'..-.sur.
William Ward. 5, of Aton Park, reads oser his Christmas nish list with Santa on Saturda. morning
during the fourth annual Santa in the Park e'ent at Stuart Park in Lake Placid. At the top of Ward's
list was a Transformer. About 300 kids had the chance to visit with Santa. Each child received free
gifts. a picture, cookies and punch. According to the esent organizer Sharion Hudson. gifts were donat-
ed by Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce members and friends and totaled more than $4,000.


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2A News-Sun, Sunday, December 10, 2006


SpringLake,


Tyrrell waiting


HIGHLANS




Water notice

rescinded
LAKE PLACID The
Dec. 6 "Precautionary Boil
Water Notice" has been
rescinded following the
water line repair at 7
Cloverleaf Road in Lake
Placid and the satisfactory
completion of the bacterio-
logical survey showing that
the water is safe to drink.
This effected consumers
of Placid Utilities on Lake
June Road from the 464
Lake June Road West and
North to Pinetree Drive who
experienced a water shut-
down on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6
during the night.
Affected streets were
Lake June Road, Cloverleaf
Road, Miacasa Lane, Pine
Ridge Drive, Cloverleaf
Bypass, Layne Drive, Twin
Lakes Road, Redwater
Point, Lake Francis Drive,
Lake Francis Court,
Bodenham Road, Lake
Francis Road, Heather Lane,
Greenleaf Avenue, Dove
Place, Crest Court, Fern
Court, Lemon Lane, Plum
Court, Villa Ave., Citrus
Lakes Drive, Citrus Trail,
Grape Lane, Redwater Lane,
Hillside Drive, Pinetree
Drive, Lake Breeze Street,
Tide Water Drive, Cherry
Lane, Redwater Lane.
For details, call Placid
Utilities at 402-6786 or 699-
3716.
Annual lakes

meeting set
The Highlands County
Lakes Association will hold
its annual general member-
ship-meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center's
main auditorium.
An election of directors
for 2007 will be held.
The speaker for the
evening will be Mike,
McMillian of the Florida
Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
McMillian is a noted world
authority on the habits and
habitat of the osprey.
The meeting is open to
the public.

Commodities

available
SEBRING Highlands ,
County Human Services will
begin its monthly food dis-
tribution Tuesday for eligi-
ble Highlands County resi-
dents. Food will be distrib-
uted from 7 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday through Dec. 28,
or until the supply is
exhausted.
The Human Services
office will be closed
Monday, Dec. 25 and
Tuesday, Dec. 26 for the
Christmas holiday.


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
SEBRING SpringLake's
request to modify or dissolve an
injunction limiting its ability to
pump is still under advisement
by the court.
The improvement district is
limited to operating one pump a
day for not more than 90 min-
utes total, a restriction,
SpringLake said caused its
neighborhoods to flood during
Tropical Depression Ernesto.
SpringLake brought its case
before Judge Ellen S. Masters


By MATT MURPHY
News-Sun
SEBRING A second gated
community in the Kenilworth
Boulevard area has been
approved by the city.
After an often-heated series
of discussions with the Sebring
City Council, Ross MacBeth
finally got permission to devel-
op his 9.96 acie property adja-
cent to Youth Care Lane.
MacBeth, who serves as attor-
ney for the board of county
commissioners, presented a
development agreement, floor
plans, and elevation maps for
his 60-unit development to the
council Tuesday night.
MacBeth said his agreement
was the same as the Kenilworth
Estates agreement adjacent to
his property, which was
approved at the Nov. 19 meet-
ing. Both developments are
supposed to be designed to pro-'
vide affordable housing.'
Councilman John Griffin
said MacBeth's development
agreement "answered all my
questions." Councilwoman
Annette Daff reiterated. her
complaint from the council's
last meeting that there were not
any single-family homes in the
proposed development.
Councilwoman Margie
Rhoades asked MacBeth who
would provide landscaping for
the common areas and yards.in
the development. MacBeth
responded by saying the devel-
opment will have restrictive
covenants that provide for a
.homeowners' association. to
take care of lawn maintenance.
The restrictive covenant also'


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on Dec. 1 asking her to change
the injunction to allow for more_
pumping, eliminate it altogether
or initiate reverse-condemna-
tion proceedings due to
"changed circumstances."
"It is not important if I agree
with the prior ruling," Masters
said, after the attorneys made
their opening arguments and
before witnesses were called.
The previous decision deter-
mined SpringLake doesn't have
the right to "put its water on
Ms. Tyrrell's property," the
judge said.


Winter Soiree

. *


K %TARA SIM MONS,'Ne,% z-Sjr,
Highlands Regional Medical Center chief executive olficer
Robert Mahaffe. center) greets hospital board member
Thomas Lovert and his wife Ginny Thursda) evening during
the Winter Soiree. About 160 people attended the affair at the
Four Points Sheraton-Chateau Elan in Sebring. The social/sit
down dinner event was intended to shove appreciation to the
hospital's medical staff.
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mandates that alLunits must be ,
owner-occupied and no units
can be rented out. :
The council voted 4-1 to
approve the development
agreement as presented.
Council President Jeff Carlson
cast the no vote. saying he
appreciated NlacBeth's .efforts
in putting together a plan but
didn't undei stand "vwhy" -he
council kept on delaying the
vote on the new land use ordi-
nance.
"This council needs to decide
when our cutoff is' when we
decide we're going to make a
change to the regulations,"
Carlson said. "I thought we had
been talking about this for a
couple of years, and apparently
we're still not all on the same,
page on when that cutoff is."
Carlson went on to wonder
why the changes were being
made in the first place if the
council was going to allow
MacBeth's development agree-
ment before the new regulations
were passed. He asked what
stopped other developers from
attempting to get their projects
in at the last minute under the
old regulations.


Celeste F. Adomo and Paul
Lehrman, from the attorney
general's eminent domain
bureau, called four witnesses
for SpringLake. Attorney Kevin
A. Ashley, who represents
Sandra Tyrrell, called no wit-
nesses.
Highlands County Sheriff
Susan. Benton, County
Administrator Carl Cool, coun-
ty road and bridge supervisor
Bruce Van Jaarsveld and hired
engineer Mark Tomczyk testi-
fied for SpringLake.
"We actually had to take a
canoe to get in and out," Benton
said. testifying that she's known
Tyrrell for 20 years and used to
visit her property as a case
worker for the agencN now
known as Department of'
Children and Families.
Benton compared flooding
she \witnessed on Tyrrell's 38
acres just east of SpnngLake's
four-pump station before the
injunction and after Ernesto's
floods in August
At the request of emergency
management. Benton took aeri-
al photographs of the opposing
parties' property.
"I have been there when days
or weeks at a time she's been
under %sater," Benton said.
under cross examination.
AshleN asked her ho has the
legal responsibility to prevent
flooding in SpringLake. but
Masters sustained on objection.
preventing the sheriff from
an swering.
He asked about Venus.


"We could theoretically have
several developers in the room
who would want a, similar
agreement," Carlson said.
"Would we once again put off
the' vote on the change of this
ordinance in order to accommo-
date those other people? ,
."And if that's the cas', why
change it to begin %s ith?"
Councilman John Griffih
responded by saying he under-
stood Carlspn's objections, but
he thought allowing. MacBeth
to develop his property under
the old rules was a matter of
fairness.
"We can't do for one guy
(Kenilworth Estates) and not
the other guy when it's in the
same area," Griffin said. "If it's
a year later I can understand
saying 'no, you can't do that,
these are the rules.' But it was
only a week or two."
The council passed the build-
ing site area and front setback
ordinance that was the subject
of the MacBeth debate later in
-the meeting. They also passed
on first reading an ordinance
changing zoning classifications
and land use designations.


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"That tends to be a normal bearing on the court's ability to
occurrence down, there," modify the injunction,"
Benton said of the south Lehrman said during his clos-
Highlands County flooding. ing, arguing that it had the unin-
t.s the county, administrator tended consequence of flooding
since 1991 and a registered SpringLake.
engineer since 1976. Cool was Citing 3,700 residents in
once the public works director "jeopardy" because of the
for Hiohlands and has provided injunction, he cited case law
expert testimony in. court that allows modifications when
before. inequities change.
"You couldn't tell where the "This was sheer luck,"
canal banks were," he said of Lehrman said of SpringLake's
the rains that followed Ernesto, ability to remove the water in
drenching SpringLake and 10 days with borrowed pumps
Tyrrell. and an emergency easement
In 1976. he visited over another landowner's prop-
SpringLake's pump station for erty.
which the: district obtained an Testimony suggested that the
operation permit from South district's pump station would
Florida Water Management have discharged the flood
District. waters in less than two days.
He deemed the station well- Lehrman blamed the injunc-
designed and that the district's tion for the flood, saying it was
drainage system 'works very "predictable in hindsight."
well." The solutions offered by
"I reviewed and approved SpringLake: Allowk pumping in
them." he said of the drain accordance with the permit onto
plans. Tyrrell's property. order
Standing water from Ernesto SpringLake to purchase with a
flood waters was tested and jury determining a price of the
returned higher-than-normal parties.can't agree, initiate tak-
levels of bacteria common to ing by reverse condemnation
fecal matter from %warm-blood- with fair market value and rea-
ed animals. Cool said. sonable attorney fees paid to
Public health and safety con- Tyrrell.
cerns arose during the flooding "What she is tliing under is,
and in the hearing. Affidavits not an ideal situation,"
were submitted from residents Lehrmran said.
and emergency management Ashley countered that
personnel concerned that flood- SpringLake continues to ask the
ed streets would prevent ambu- court to "direct" it.
lance and deputies from "One isn't entitled to relief
responding, or that low-laying from an innocent party when
electrical and phone boxes the requesting party through its
%would short, inaction allowed a situation to
Under cross examination, occur," he said. offering his
Cool testified that SpringLake "nutshell" summation of the
never asked for help to present past four years..
flooding before Emrnesto. Ashley used Benton's testi-,
"I don't recall it taking four mony to bolster 'his client's
years to do something about a position.
problem," Cool said, when ; Before SpringLake was lim-
Ashley asked if SpringLake's ited to 15 minutes pumping
drainage problem could have from one pump with 45 minutes
been remedied if action was off, Benton testified she had
taken "s hen the injunction was seen "much deeper" water on
placed in 2002. Tyrrell's property than sheisaw
Cool said thedistrict's pumps immediately after Ernesto,
station sJould'-operate a"' iley said. .
designed and peurmtte to-keep Ashlev,agreed wiithehrman
canal levels'safe-- - t~at th ~ourtn hais widdiscre
Of SpringLake's 23 miles of tion to modify injunctions but
roads, Van Jaarsveld estimated disagreed that circumstances
1 1/2 miles were under w after up had changed.
to 1 1/2 feet. About. 50 percent "Well, maybe, the changed
of, the roads held less than a circumstance is that the injunc-
foot. tion worked exactly as it was
"The impact (to the' roads) intended to," he said.
would be caused from the
amount of traffic," he said, dis-
cussing the potential for flood
damage to the macadam. Health
SpringLake roads didn't TInsurance
require county maintenance due ndI
to flooding, Van Jaarsveld said. For inormationanda
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Complaint filed with sheriff


regarding county landfill sales


Tarps were sold;
taxes collected in
question
By KEVIN J. SHUT
News-Sun
SEBRING She said it was
a public service. He said it was
fraud.
No matter what they called it,
the selling of tarps at the land-
fill ended Nov. 30.
But that didn't stop Preston
H. Colby from filing a criminal
complaint with the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office on
Wednesday.
"It was a good solution to
help our people at the landfill,"
county spokeswoman Corine
Burgess said Wednesday,
explaining that county adminis-
trator Carl Cool quit the prac-
tice of selling Steve's Cargo
Express tarps at the landfill due
to pressure.:
She said the county didn't
profit from the sales, and only a
few were sold every couple of
months.
Depending on size, the tarps
sold from $39.95 to $57. Tarp.
straps were sold too.
Burgess said the goal was
compliance with the law, which
requires loads be covered, to
prevent debris from scattering
along the roads.
Before the sales ceased, the
county policy was that cus-
tomers received a warning if
their load was not covered.
For a second offense, the
customer had three choices -


leave with the load and not
dump (no fine is imposed), get
a tarp and come back; pay a fine
and dump the load; or buy a
tarp, dump their load and not
pay a fine.
Deputy Michael F Huften
took Colby's complaint.
"Colby indicated he had
information implicating several
county employees to fraudulent
activities taking place at the
Highlands County landfill,"
Huften said in his report.
"Colby questioned if taxes were
collected on the merchandise
sold. Colby indicated he
believed county administrator
Carl Cool knew of the sale of
tarps at the landfill and encour-
aged the practice."
Burgess confirmed
.Wednesday that a sales tax.was-
n't collected. She said that the
taxes were built into the price,
and that Steve's Cargo Express
was responsible for remitting
them to the state.
The News-Sun hasn't con-
tacted the Sebring business to.
verify the tax situation, or to,
give the owner a chance to
respond.
On Friday, Colby provided
the News-Suna photocopy of a
Dec. 4 receipt from Steve's.
Cargo Express show ing the sale
of an 8-foot by 10-foot tarp for
$39.95. With the 7 percent sales
tax of $2.80 added, the final
pride was $42.75.
The, county's price list for
Steve's tarps sold at the landfill
show. 8-foot by 10-foot tarps
sold for $39.95. The list doesn't
indicate or imply that the taxes
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But, what didn't make was a ho
Huften's report were Colby's Surviv
allegations that the county's band, E
"buy a tarp at the landfill and Diane
dump without the fine" option Frostproc
amounted to extortion and that and four
the county didn't issue a request A merr
for bids to pick a vendor for the a.m. Mo:
Catholic
tarps. with tht
"There was no bid process," Gonzalez
Burgess confirmed, explaining Arrang
that few places in the area sell dled by E
the tarps which must meet state Sebring.
minimum requirements. "Carl
said he had to go all over town Mary J
to find one." Mary
Colby said he notified Lake Pla
Russell Tuttle of the Florida 8, 2006,
Department of Revenue about moved hc
the alleged wrongdoing at the from Sou
landfill. member
"None of the sales at the Pioneers
Highlands County landfill Lutheran
reflect the collection of Florida Surviv
sales tax," Colby said in his Virginia
nieces an
memorandum to Tuttle. A grave
Colby, hadn't received a 11:30 a.n
response from Tuttle by Frida'.
.Lt. John, Chess, criminal
investigarions division, said the
case hasn't been issued to a
detective.
"As soon as we can get to it,
we will. just like an) other -
complaint." Chess said late .,
Friday. explaining that violent -
crimes and a shortage of detec- Avai
Lives puts Colby's complaint
lo% on the priority, list. "It'lrbe
several weeks before we getfto
it, the Way it's going;" ..O.


es Hansel
s M. Hansel, 85, of
lied Wednesday, Dec.
in Sebring.
in Toledo, Ohio, she
Sebring in 1976. She
memaker.
ors include her hus-
Ernest E.; daughter,
Gaffney-Hansel of
of; four grandchildren;
great-grandchildren.
aorial Mass will be at 9
nday at St. Catherine
Church in Sebring,
e Rev. Father Jose
z officiating.
gements are being han-
>owden Funeral Home,


uech
Ruth Juech, 83, of
cid, died Friday, Dec:
in Sarasota.
tive of Miami, she
er in 1992 after retiring
tthern Bell. She was a
of the Telephone
and attended Trinity
Church.
ors include her sister,
White; anid several
d nephews.
eside service will be at
i. Tuesday at Southern


Memorial Park, North Miami.
Memorial donations may be
made to Tidewell Hospice of
Sarasota.
Scott Funeral Home in Lake
Placid handled the arrange-
ments. '

James Leaman
James Roscoe
Leaman, 77, of
Frostproof, died Dec.
8, 2006, in Frostproof.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., he
had been a resident of
Frostproof since 1989, coming.
from Hamilton, Ind.
He was a manager of Kroger
grocery store. He served in the
United States Army during the
Korean War. He was a member
of Union Congregational in.
Avon Park.
Survivors include his wife;
Bill mae: son. Jik James of
Angola, Ind.; sister, Anita
Yenna of Bear Lake, Ind.; and
three grandchildren.
A funeral service will be at 4
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Union
Congregational Church in Avon
Park. with the Rev. Bill
Breylinger officiating.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Union
Congregational Church.-


Cremation arrangements are
being handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Avon
Park.

Janet Maine
Janet M. Maine, 68, of
Sebring, died Tuesday, Dec. 5,
2006, in Sebring.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y, she
had been a resident of Sebring
since 1982, coming from Fort
Lauderdale. She was a home-
maker.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 35 years, William III;
daughter, Melissa Doorlag of
Sebring; son,' Michael J. of
Statesyille, N.C.; two grand-
sons; and two great-grandchil-
dren.
Arrangements were handled
by Dowden Funeral Home,
Sebring.



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Sert ices for Je% el Elizabeth
Butler Dalton, 91, of Sebring,
%%ho died Wednesday, Dec. 6,
2006, in Sebring, will be at 11
a.m. Tuesday at Stephenson-
Nelsom Funeral Home, A\on
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delegates at the Contact Center
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Cross Country was honored'
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honor as a result of the compa-
ny's constant pursuit of new
and innovative ways to use
process excellence and technol-
ogy to increase customer and
client satisfaction. Cross
Country had previously won in
the category of "Best Customer
Service in North America" in
February of 2006.
The Contact Center World
awards are given to companies
that demonstrate outstanding
customer service worldwide.
Unlike' other award programs,
the Contact Center World
awards recognize the "Best of


the Best" around the world and
contact center practitioners, not
industry vendors, judge compa-
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from each global region,
Americas. Europe, Middle East,
and Africa and Asia Pacific,
participated in'the Las Vegas
conference'to ce6mpete against"
one another for best in the
world.
"Today we that Cross Country is recpg-
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Cavolina, vice president of
Contact Center Operations at
Cross Country Automotike
Services. "We are truly honored
to accept this prestigious award
- to be chosen by a group of
our peers is a testament to our
contact centers excellence."
Cross Country, a recognized
leader in the call center industry
for more than 35 years, pro-
vides emergencN roadside assis-
tance services to customers of


leading automakers, property
and casualty insurers,- and other
leading organizations. Aware
that any call taken by one of
their associates could be a life
or death situation, Cross
Country has fostered an! envi-
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Sasociates-are' referred to- as
"Heroes" for the role they play
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parent, spouse, or child stuck on,
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recognize special woman


News-Sun
SEBRING Lunch Club
Wednesday will meet this
Wednesday and award one very
deserving "Good Girl" in
Highlands County with gifts.
The top "Good Girl" will
receive approximately $1,000
in prizes. Santa will make a
special appearance to do the
presentation.
The club also has another
$500 worth of door prizes to be
given out during the meeting..
Dawn Dell, of Dell Realty in
Sebring, has donated a
Brighton bracelet with crosses
on it worth $47 and Debi
Deloney is donating a beaded
cross and earrings that has a
value of more than $50. These
items will be placed in a draw-
ing. Tickets will be $1 each and
sold at the meeting.
Charleen "Charlie" Stroup, a
licensed mental health coun-
selor, licensed practical nurse,
certified addictions profession-
al and certified family mediator
with Daybreak Behavioral
Health at Florida Hospital; and
a board member of Florida
Partners In Crisis, will be the
speaker.. She will be talking on
"Holiday Stress."
Doors to the meeting open at
11:30 a.m. and the meeting
starts at 12:10 p.m. Entrance
and parking is in the rear of the
building. The holiday lunch
buffet is $10 and will be ready
at 11:45 a.m. There are no club


dues and all local women are
invited to participate. ,
Club members and their
'businesses will be highlighted 4
again during the Holiday
Showcase before the meeting
and after.
For more details, call Diana
Albritton at 381-8170.


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Goin' Postal supports the troops


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Through the
month of December, Goin'
Postal Sebring will be collect-
ing donations for the Fisher
House Foundation to help sup-
port the efforts of the military.
The Fisher House
Foundation recognizes the spe-
cial sacrifices of men and
women in uniform and the
hardships of military service.
Because military families often
must travel great distances for
specialized medical care, Fisher
House Foundation donates


Courtesy photo
After last week's ABATE Toy Run, Mike Thomas got a hair-
cut from his stepson, Chris Antilian, who came all the way
from Tampa to give the cut. Thomas solicited donations from
as far away as Maryland and Massachusetts, pledging to get
his long hair cut to donate to the 'Locks of Love' organiza-
tion. Thomas raised $2,100 for ABATE to spend towards
some of the needy families in Highlands County.



Streets light up for holidays


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE WALES The
Historic District of Downtown
Lake Wales celebrates The
Christmas Holidays with lots of
fun festivities for every mem-
ber of the family with Friday
Night Live! next Friday.
The Lake Wales YMCA will
present a special presentation of
the 18th annual Lights Of Love
at 5 p.m. before the 3,500-plus
luminaries are lit around Lake
Wailes at 6 p.m. The cost of the
luminaries at $3 or two for $5
and are lit in honor or memory
of a loved one.
All funds raised will go
toward the Lake Wales Family
YMCA Youth Scholarship
Fund, to help children and fam-
ilies in the Lake Wales
Community that cannot afford
to enjoy all the ,wholesome
activities the YMCA has to
offer.
The Gospel act One Voice
and Hillcrest Elementary
Chorus \ ill perform during the
presentation. For. more. infor.-
mation on the Lights of Love
Celebration, contact Leah Folb
at (863) 6-6-9441.
The festivities will include
the live music of Bryan Rivers,
performing on Stuart Avenue,
in front of the Historic
Rhodesbilt Arcade on Stuart
Avenue, and Those Guys, who
will wander from shoppe to
shoppe, and restaurants, and
disc jockey J.P. Henderson,
spinning Christmas tunes in the
Market Place, along with more
music from One Voice.
The musical acts will be
joined again by Horseshoe
Creek Wildlife Foundation, a
local non-profit group who res-
cues and caresfor sick, injured
and unwanted wildlife. The
Humane Society will also
return to Friday Night Live! in
December and will be on Stuart
Avenue with lots of puppies
needing happy homes.
Also returning for
December's event will be the
Drum Circle hosted by The
Crazy Cuban Cafe on Park
Avenue. Bring your drum, bon-
gos, congas, tambourines, or
other percussion instrument and
join in the fun!
.The Care Center will be
entertaining the younger crowd
with a Youth Jam Session, also
on Park Avenue. Entertainment


is non-stop from 6-9 p.m.
Santa will be on hand in the
Market Place, so bring out all
the kids to see him. Enjoy a
moonlit horse and carriage ride
given by Downtown Horse and
Carriage. Kids can also enjoy
face painting and balloon art by
Sparkles the Clown. Enjoy
strolling the historic downtown
and delight in the shoppers and
restaurants, which will be open
late and offering special sav-
ings to diners and shoppers.
The Lake Wales Public
Library's south parking lot wiIll
be transformed into an outdoor
movie theatre. December's a
double feature night with a car-
toon to open the event.
Showing at 6:45 p.m. is the ani-
mated version of "How the
Grinch Stole Christmas" narrat-
ed by Boris Karloff. Showing
at 7:30 p.m. is the original ver-
sion of, "Miracle on 34th
Street" starring a very young
Natalie Wood. Bring a blanket
or chair and bug repellent.
,For more.ifformnauon o,, the.
outdoor movie, call, 863) 678-.
4004, press option 4. The event
is sponsored by Lake Wales
Main Street.


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comfort houses that provide
temporary lodging facilities for
families at major military med-
ical centers.
The foundation currently has
33 comfort homes throughout
the United States and
Landstuhl, Germany. Each year
it offers nearly 208,000 days of
lodging to more than 8,500
families in a nurturing environ-
ment that allows military and
veteran's families to face a
medical crisis together. At these
houses, families can focus on
the healing process, free of the


Courtesy photo
Ericka Search (from left), Goin' Postal store manager, Staff Sgt.
Hector Gutierrez and Sergeant First Class Joseph Tomlin, local U.S.
Army recruiters, discuss the Fisher House fund-raiser being spon-
sored by Goin' Postal.

Arc donation boxes at

Florida Hospital vandalized


By MATT MURPHY
News-Sun
SEBRING Three dona-
tion boxes benefiting Ridge.
Area Arc were vandalized and
broken into early this week at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center.
The vandalized boxes out-
side the building 'were discov-
ered Tuesday morning, with the
money inside them missing.,
The donation box inside the
hospital was not damaged,
Cathy. Albritton, director of
marketing at Florida Hospital
Heartland Division. said.
The Highlands Count.
Sheriff's Office is investigat-
ing '. ., "
"It'' just a shame this 'as
happened to Arc right here dur-
ing the holiday season,"
Albritton said. "They're trying


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to raise money, and they serve
so many people in the commu-
nity."
Linda Wells, director of
development for Arc, said the
money donated is first used to
replenish. the Christmas lights
on display at the hospital, then
to benefit Arc.
The boxes were repaired and
hospital security will check
them more frequently, Albritton
said. The hospital also request-
ed extra patrols by the sheriff's
department.
Ridge Area. Arc will begin
emptying the mailboxes every
evening to .make them less
lucrative targets to would-be.-
ihjuees. .
"l .is-all ie lartgesl ght.
show in the area,". Albritton
said. "We want people to come
out and make a donation."


financial concerns of finding an
affordable place to stay, while a
loved one is hospitalized.
As the number of service
members wounded or injured in
Operation Iraqi Freedom and
Enduring Freedom increases,
many of the houses become the
"home-away-from-home" for
the families of these heroes.
Effective Oct. 1, all room fees
for guest families at all Army,
Navy and Air Force Fisher
Houses are now paid by .the
Fiiher Hotuse Foundation
There are no roomr fees at the
Fisher Houses operated b\ the
Department of Veterans Affair's.
Goin' Postal owners -Alan
and Gale Decker and their .taft
recognize the :acrifices that this
nation N military mniake on a
Jail) basis so thatl Ameiicins
nia.\ enjoi the freedom's that are
\er\ often take lor ranted.
Going' Pos,;al. 3609 Sebrinn
Park\a'y. \ill be collecting
donations for the Fisher House
on the grounds of Ba\ Pines \A
Medical Center in St.
Petetisbur, though Dec 22.
Donations nira include canned
goods ;ind non-peri.hable
itenis, puzzle books. DVD- and


movies, pre-paid phone cards,
gift cards to Wal-Mart and cash
donations.
For information on Fisher
House Foundation, go to the
Fisher House Web site at
www.fisherhouse.org or call
Goin' Postal at 386-4646.
Donations may be dropped off
at Goin' Postal between 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Call
Goin' Postal if donations need
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Go with the most tender cut
of beef to make your holiday
celebration extra-special.
Available either boneless or
bone-in, a rib roast is made up
of rib-eye steaks, and is ideal for
the most important occasions.

Go to Publix. That's the only
place you'll find Publix Premium
Certified Beef, carefully selected
through a rigorous process that
ensures consistent tenderness,
as well as the ideal balance
of leanness and flavor.


USDA USDA USDA
Select Choice Prime
(too tough) i(ust right) (too fatty)
Less than 7% of all USDA Choice
beef qualifies to be Publix
Premium Certified Beef.

Find what you need. Which
roast should you get? How
much beef do you need? Just
ask a Publix Meat associate,
who will be happy to help you
make a selection, or custom-cut,
bone, or tie up your rib roast,
or simply offer helpful advice.


Here's an easy recipe that
will yield irresistible results
and feed 8 people.

Ingredients

olive oil cooking spray
8 celery ribs (rinsed)
1 (3-4 rib) standing rib roast
(4 1/2 Ibs)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely
ground pepper
1/4 cup frozen diced onions
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 (14-ounce) can lower-sodium
beef broth
16 ounces fresh whole
mushrooms (rinsed)

Steps

1. Preheat oven to 325'F.
Coat 9x13-inch baking
dish with cooking spray.

2. Cut celery into 7-inch ribs. Lay
across center of dish; place
roast on top with fat side up.
Wash hands. Sprinkle with salt,
pepper, onions, and garlic.

3. Add broth and mushrooms
around roast. Bake 2 1/2 hours
or until internal temperature
reaches 145TF (medium-rare)
up to 170F (well-done).


Use a meat thermometer to
check the temperature in the
center of the thickest part of
the roast (not touching bone or
fat). When the roast reaches the
desired internal temperature,
remove from the oven. Transfer
the roast to a carving board (with
fat side up) and cover loosely
with foil. Let stand 10-15 minutes
before slicing. The temperature
will continue to rise 5-10F.

Roasted asparagus makes an
ideal accompaniment, and you
can make it while the meat rests.

* Increase the oven
temperature to 350F.

* Take two pounds of fresh
asparagus spears, for
6-8 servings, and rinse
thoroughly. Line spears up
on a cutting board and cut
off 1 inch from the bottom.

* Place asparagus spears on a
baking sheet; drizzle with olive
oil and sprinkle with salt and
pepper. Bake 7-10 minutes
or until desired tenderness.


To carve the roast, place its
long bones on the bottom next
to the carving board. Use a
meat fork to hold the roast in
place. Remove bones by cutting
horizontally between the bones
and the meat with a sharp carving
knife. Set the bones aside (or
discard). Cut the roast vertically,
starting from the top (or fat side),
into 1/2- or 3/4-inch-thick slices
for each serving. Place each
slice on a warm plate and serve
au jus (with the pan juices).

A good wine pairing
would be a full-bodied red
wine, such as Merlot.

Enjoy. Once everyone has been
served, listen to your guests'
enthusiastic compliments,
and congratulate yourself
on preparing something
so marvelous, so easily.


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News-Sun, Sunday, December 10, 2006


Listening makes a difference in better

customer and employee relations


Picking and grinning


Some firms believe that employee
relations and customer relations are
joined at the hip.
This view says that you can't expect
employees to treat customers like roy-
alty if the employees don't feel OK
about the way they themselves are
treated. The corollary is that when the
firm truly values its customers, the
employees tend to identify personally
with the challenge of keeping the cus-
tomer happy. They obtain more job sat-
isfaction in the process.
But employee relations have to
come first. Only after making sure


BUSINESS
ADVISOR
Forrest Steele
1


employees feel valued and respected
can we expect them to behave accord-
ingly to customers. Customer care standards are
just pablum to the employee who does not, feel
respected and valued by his or her employer.
This is not about money. (We'll assume you
are pro hiding fair compensation, because if
3 you're not there is a host of other problems wait-
ing to befall you.) It's about basic courtesy and
about genuinely welcoming employee involve-
merit. Listen to your employees. Really listen.
There are courses in listening because it is a
very hard thing to do for most of us. Look in your
search engine for "active listening course" or
"listening training" and find one that's right for
you. Basically, you keep your own ideas out of
the conversation and let the other person know
you are paying attention. Be calm and inquisitive.
Ask clarification questions. Reserve judgment
until you have explored the topic from the other
person's point of iew. See if you can restate
what he or she is saying in a way that is satisfac-
torN to them. i "\What I hear you saying is ... Did
I get that right ?")


Sebring Elks
SEBRING Sebnng Elks
Lodge 1529 will be hosting a
membership drive open house
Wednesday. Thursday and
Friday. .
The lodge will be open to
persons interested in the
Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks. There will be
tours of the building, and some
activity displays. Films will be


Recognize that every statement you
hear which makes you uncomfortable
is really an opportunity for you to
learn, if you can just avoid being
defensive. If all this sounds a little
strange to you, you definitely need to
find and take that course.
It's about employee perceptions, not
your "truth" (also known as your per-
ceptions). Their perceptions will drive
their behavior. Their perceptions will
change when you listen (as described
above), not when you talk. This may
seem paradoxical, but it is true. Try it
and see.


Furthermore, your employees will
do as you do,.rather than as you say. If
you have a listening attitude when dealing with
them, they will in turn do the one thing that cus-
tomers want most they will listen. When you
engage in listening behavior, you are also provid-
ing training.
Even if you only have one or two employees
and even if they don't interact with customers, all
this still applies. Granted, it's easier to keep the
personal touch when the firm is small, but. don't
underestimate how employee attitudes affect
everything they touch and everything they do. If
you're small you can't afford to alienate even one
good customer.
There are many other specific aspects of
employee relations and customer relations, to be
discussed in future columns. However, the funda-
mental building block of it all is listening behav-
ior. Maybe you should take a course.
Forrest Steele, of Lake Placid, is a manage-
ment and financial consultant. He can be reached
at forrest@steeletemkin.com.


hosting membership drive


shown of Florida's t o major
projects, namely; the Youth
Camp at Umatilla and the
Children's Therapy Sert ices.
Members will be available to
answer questions about the Elks
and about membership.
Social activities during the
open house will be Wacky
Wednesday serving pork ten-
derloin sand% inches and special


drink prices. On Thursday,
there will be karaoke from
7:30-10:30 p.m. in the lounge.
On Friday, there will be the tra-
ditional Friday buffet serving
from 5-7 p.m. and dancing from
7-10 p.m.
For further information con-
cerning the open house, contact
the Exalted Ruler Bill Peters at
414-2659 or 382-0339.


SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS


Breakfasts and lunches being
served in the Iighlands County
- School District for the upcom-
ing week of Dec. 11-15 include:
High schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday through Friday:
Cocoa Puffs cereal bar with oat-
meal, sausage biscuit with cin-
namon toast, egg o'muffin with
grits, breakfast chicken biscuit
with grits, cinnamon glazed
french toast with oatmeal,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted fruit juice, milk
variety, jelly, syrup.
Lunches
Monday through Friday:
Baked macaroni and cheese
value meal, chicken sandwich
value meal, burger value 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 vari-
ety.
Middle schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday through Friday:
Cocoa Puffs cereal bar with oat-
meal, string cheese, orange
juice, sausage gravy biscuit
with cinnamon toast, Cinnamon
Crunch cereal bar, apple juice,
fat free chocolate milk, break-
fast chicken biscuit with grits,
pop tart, chocolate bears, cinna-
mon glazed french toast with
oatmeal, Trix cereal bar, egg
o'muffin with grits, super
doughnut, cinnamon bears,
assorted cereals, milk variety.
Lunches
Monday through Friday:
Sloppy joe on a roll, baked
beans, ham and cheese sub
value meal, sliced turkey, cran-
berry sauce, mashed potatoes,
dinner roll, green beans, turkey
and cheese sub value meal,
sweet potato pie, corn dog,
baked Doritos, meatball sub
value meal, spaghetti with
meatballs, garlic breadstick,
peanut butter cookies, Mama
Sophia's pizza, tossed salad,
milk variety, cheeseburger
value meal, chicken value meal,
chef salad value meal, 100 per-
cent vitamin C beverage,
assorted fresh fruits or baby
carrots, chicken Caesar salad
value meal.


Elementary schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday through Friday:
Cocoa Puffs cereal bar with oat-
meal, string cheese, fat free
chocolate milk, breakfast chick-
en biscuit with grits, Lucky
Charms- cereal, honey 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, or.og
cereals. cinnamon t', 1-fiilk
variety
Lunches
Monday through Friday:
Italian grilled cheese, chicken
noodle soup, fruit or baby car-
rots, ham chef salad, jumbo
cheese ravioli, cheese bread,
turkey chef salad, mini rainbow
ice cream, chicken nuggets,
mashed potatoes, dinner roll,
chili con cane, cheese bread,
peach crisp, Mama Sophia's
pizza, corn, Uncrustable with
Goldfish, milk variety.


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Community
News and events


Honor Guard
serving
breakfast
AVON PARK Avon Park
Veterans Honor Guard will
have its famous monthly fly
in, drive in, bike in, walk in
breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m.
today at the Avon Park Jet
Center, State Road 64 West.
Menu includes all-you-can-
eat eggs cooked your way,
potatoes, sausage, pancakes,
toast, baked egg surprise,
apple strudel, juice or coffee
for $5.
For more information, call
382-0315 or 446-1265.

Ladies planning
holiday lunch
SEBRING Ladies
Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 4300 will have its
Christmas luncheon for auxil-
iary members at its regular
meeting at 12:30 p.m.
Monday.
All members are invited
and should bring finger foods.
SAmericanism program for the
coloring contest and the essay
on who made the flag will be
judged at this meeting. This is
a joint project with the VFW
Post and the Men's Auxiliary.

Christmas Tea


spirit.
Bring an unwrapped toy for
an underprivileged child, and
canned goods for the adoptive
family. For additional infor-
mation, phone 385-4436.
Visitors are welcome.

Chamber hosts
breakfast
SEBRING The Greater
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce will be hosting its
December breakfast meeting
at Kenilworth Lodge at 6:45
a.m. Tuesday.
The breakfast is sponsored
by Alan Jay Automotive
Network. The program is the
Sebring High School Show
Choir singing holiday
favorites. Five students of the
month will be honored two
from Heartland Christian
School, and one from each
Sebring Middle School, Hill-
Gustat Middle School, and
Sebring High School.
The Sebring Chamber of
Commerce will also announce
the 2006 Christmas Parade
winners and present the win-
ners with award plaques. An
award for Best Use of Theme,
Best Float, Best Walking
Group, Best Group Example,
and Judges Pick will be pre-
sented.
Bring business cards to,
enter for door prizes.


scheduled VFW events
SEBRING The Wo-an's slated for week
Club of ebrg, 426 SEBRING-The Veterans
Lakeview Drive, will have its o Foreign Wars Pos 4300
annual Chrina T at noon willhostthe following events
Mod ... this week:
Members are asked to bring U Today Karaoke will be
finger foods such as sand- from 5-8 p.m.
wiches, bars, cookies, etc. U Monday A ladies
Musical enertaiment will be, luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m.
proved b Mchelle acBeth. 'Bring finger foods and the
Who will sing. She will be Ladies Auxiliary meeting will
accomparmed b\ Cath\,Lewis; -be 2 p.m :.
and AI Howard \ill play his Tuesday The Men's
violin. They will be playing a Auxiliary meeting will be at
Upedley of Christmas songs to 60 Th H
,n..6-.0 m. The House


Committee meeting will be at
6:30 p.m. The Ladies
Auxiliary will be serving
wings from 5-7 p.m., with live
music from 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday The Men's
Auxiliary will be serving a
shrimp dinner from 5-7 p.m.
with live music from 5-7 p.m.
Thursday Hamburgers
will be served from 11:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Friday Hamburgers
will be served from 11:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m. The Men's Auxiliary
will be serving pizza from 5-7
p.m., with live music from 6-9
p.m.
Saturday The Men's
Auxiliary will be serving
stuffed peppers from 5-7 p.m.,
with live music from 6-9 p.m.

Sun 'N Lake
SAC meets
SEBRING The School
Advisory Council meeting for
Sun 'N Lake Elementary
School will be at 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday.
If anyone requires reason-
able accommodations in order
to attend a school meeting,
call the school at 471-5464 no
later than three days before
the meeting.

Events set up
for Lake Placid
Moose Lodge
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Moose will have these
events this week in the lodge


for members and qualified
guests:
Today Pavilion opens
at noon. Chicken dinner will
be served at 4 p.m. Karaoke
by Keith Willis will be from
3:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Mexican
dinner will be served from 5-7
p.m. Karaoke by Connie will
be at 4 p.m.
Thursday Burgers,
jumbo hot dogs and fries will
be served at 6 p.m. Music by
Debbie Shawley will be from
5:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday Wings, burgers
and fish will be served at 6
p.m. Music by Bob Weed will
be from 7-11 p.m.
Saturday Pavilion
opens at noon. Come celebrate
November birthdays and
anniversaries, snacks and
music by BobKat from 2-4
p.m. Beef and tips dinner will
be served at 6 p.m. Music by
Gary and Shirley will be from
7-11 p.m.

Elvis singing
holiday songs to
Toby's Clowns
LAKE PLACID Elvis
will sing a few of his very
favorite Christmas songs at
the monthly meeting of Toby's
Clowns at 7 p.m. Tuesday at
the American Legion Hall.
The group meets the second
Tuesday of each month. The
public is welcome. A silent
auction and a juggling demon-
stration are also on the agen-
da. Bring a covered dish if


desired.
For details, call Albin "Big
Al" Pelski at 243-9473.

Lunch Bunch
meets Monday
SEBRING Fairmount
Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch
will meet at noon on Monday,
Dec. 11, at Homer's
Smorgasbord.-Jan Henderson
will host this holiday activity.
Remember to bring fresh fruit
to be given to the shut-ins in
the park.

MS group does
not meet
SEBRING The Multiple
Sclerosis Support Group ,will
not meet in December.
The next meeting is sched-
uled for 7.p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
9, at Highlands Regional
Medical Center. Friends and
family are welcome.
For more information, con-
tact 465-3138.

Widows and
Widowers meet
Wednesday,
SEBRING The Widows
and Widowers will meet for
dinner at 2 p.m. \\ednesda\ at
Homer's Smorgasbord.
Bring a white elephant item
for gift exchange.
For more details, call
Arman Langford at 385-6225.


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COUNTY
Continued from 1A
card.
"And, she also claimed it on
her travel voucher as having
used her personal credit card;"
Wilson said, explaining the
county cut a check to Myers for
$134.99.
In a June 19 e-mail to assis-
tant administrator Rick Helms
addressing the finding, Myers
said the p-card charge was
$184.99 not the $134.99 Wilson
cited.
Wilson said the $50 discrep-
ancy was the online service
charge.
"This $184.99 was reim-
bursed to Highlands County by
the state of Florida since I was
attending the Gates
(Foundation) training as the
representative from the state,".
Myers wrote to Helms. "I am
attaching a copy of the receipt."
Two weeks after Cool's
response to the finding, Wilson.
said Myers paid the county
back.
"She paid the higher
amount," Wilson said, prompt-
ing the News-Sun to ask if the
county, then, actually owes
Myers $50. "It would appear
that way."
Jamison said the county
response is not on point Cool
disagreed with the finding, his
response failed to address the
claiming of travel expenses
charged to a county credit card
and Myers paid the county
back, and then some.
"Good luck trying to tie a
response to the findings,"
Jamison said.
Because Highlands County
serves as the "host county" for
the cooperative, there are sever-
al positions hired to support the
co-op, but are listed as county
employees.


HEAVY
Continued from 1A
ranking stand because of a mis-
take by someone in guidance?
Should Highlands County do
away with the valedictorian and
salutatorian distinction alto-
gether and simply award the top
percent?
Many schools, not only in the
state but around the' country,
have moved away from the
valedictorian distinction.
"Periodically for. the last four
to five years I have found it
more appealing to go to a col-
lege model, where students
graduate with honors and high.
honors," J. Ned Hancock, mem-r
bers of The School Board of
Highlands County, said.


OFFICE
Continued from 1A
business offices like insurance
and law. You don't want all of
one or the other, a good mix is
best."
Parking is another issue.
"We need more on Main
Street," he said. "But, not on
the Mall itself. Instead, we
should pull down ratty build-
ings and turn the empty spaces
into nice parking.
"Success is contagious," he
said. "We need to get the busi-
ness community and the cham-
ber of commerce involved too."
Wright also said issues
involving the south side of the
city had to be taken as serious-.
ly as those of Main Street or the
north side. For that reason, he
planned on attending the
Southside Community
Redevelopment Agency meet-
ings.


Some county employees are
100 percent co-op, meaning the
Heartland Library Cooperative
reimburses the county for their
salaries, Jamison explained.
Others, he said, have dual
roles. Portions of their compen-
sation coming from both enti-
ties.
It's this overlapping of
resources that has been a stick-
ing point during the audit -
trying to separate what is done
for the county and what is done
for the cooperative, and to what
extent.
In nine instances, five
employees of the county' who
are listed as belonging 100 per-
cent to the cooperative filed
travel claims that were paid for
by the county.
No records were found in
which the co-op reimbursed the
county, Wilson said.
According to the audit, sev-
eral co-op trips taken by Myers
and one by Michael Pate were
charged to the county's p-card,
but were never reimbursed by.
the cooperative.
In some instances, meals
were charged to the county
credit card while simultaneous-
ly reimbursed by travel claims.
Jamison said the lag time of
the purchasing card billing
cycle coupled' with the timeli-
ness of travel claims made it
"almost impossible" to decon-
flict -as the Ireimbursements
were made.
The Clerk of Courts office
recommended that meals not be
authorized for p-card charges.
Jamison said he doesn't know
whether it's been implemented.
Regarding the courier, the
person responsible for shuffling
books between libraries in the
cooperative, meals were paid
during weekends. holidays. sick
leave and other daN s off.
"What happened, when fill-
ing out the travel they would do


He admitted it is an issue that
the board needs to look into
further as it has come up at
times over the years.
Thursday afternoon at a
school board workshop to dis-
cuss the Student Progression
Plan, a plan that covers all the
rules and, regulations -of the
school system,' the issue.came
up again. 'This time when a
group of parents showed up
curious as to why some classes
count for weight while some do,
not, and why guidance might
tell two students a different
answer 1o the same question.,
One curious parent of a stu-
dent in the running said he felt-
"There should be no limita-
tions. The educational system
should encourage students to
take challenging classes."'
This is in response to the
school board allowing some
classes to count for extra weight
while others do not.
The board wants to allov, as
many classes as it can to stu-
dents, while not giving an
advantage to those who can
afford extra classes or summer
programs.


Carole Polk
863.840.108


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it at the end of the month,"
Wilson said, explaining that a
solid line was run through days
for which meals were reim-
bursed.
Explained Jamison, "We
don't know if the person said,
'I'm going to get meals every
day no matter what,' or if they
just didn't go the extra step and
verify if they worked that day."
He clarified that it's not the
auditors' role to determine a
person's thought process.
Rather, they follow paper
trails of what happened, basing
their final report on those find-
ings.
In the 87 instances of unau-
thorized travel, Jamison said a
strict reading of the Florida
statutes calls for pre-approval
by the highest level of manage-
ment for overnight travel.
In Myers' case, he said that
would have been at a minimum
either .the cooperative board
chairman or Cool, the county
administrator. Or, both in some
cases.
"If a person wanted to do this
right, the would get the chair of
the co-op's signature and the
signature of the county admin-
istrator," Jamison said. "In 87,
instances;, neither signature was
there."
Myers signed those authori-
zations.
Jamison said several people
have come to his office to
review the audit and its support-
ing documents not in' the final
report.
"Most responses I've, gotten
have been from people; who
have seen.the documentation,"
Jamison said. "They are con-
vinced beyond a shadow of a
doubt." '
SBy close of business Friday,
neither Cool nor Helms had
requested to meet with
Jamison's office to review doc-
uments that support the report.,


A level playing field is the
goal, and Hancock wanted to
know why the information in
the previous Student Progres-
sion Plan was not made clearer
the last time the board met on
this issue.
"There is a miscommunica-
tion of what was and asnot
allowed for a student to take for
weighted credit," Harcnock saidd'
"There was supposed to be a
tightening of the guidelines
(when changes were'made last
year) but in actuality it didn't
do much clarifying."
Some of the language is diffi-
cult to understand, but general-
ly a student cannot take any
class offered at the college. It
has to be able to translate to the
high school curriculum.
For instance, a student can
take ,Freshman English I at
SFCC for college and weighted
credit because the equivalent.
honors or advanced placement
English, is also offered at the
high school.
e The subject matter is expect-:
ed to come up again Tuesday
afternoon when the school
board meets in regular session.


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county consent agenda


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
SEBRING For the second
meeting in a row, the library
audit released Nov. 28 is not on
the Highlands County commis-
sioners' agenda.
The commissioners will be
asked Tuesday, however, to
approve the revised Heartland
Library Cooperative Interlocal
Agreement.
The current agreement,
which established the coopera-
tive for Highlands, DeSoto,
Hardee and Okeechobee coun-
ties went into effect with then-
Highlands County commission
chairwoman Doris M. Gentry's
signature Sept. 17, 1996.
The cooperative allows rural
libraries to share resources, pro-
viding more services to more
patrons without the financial
burden falling on any one coun-
ty.
With some format changes,
additions and deletions, the new
agreement is mostly the same as
the one it is intended to replace.
"Fixed assets" is added to
the definition section.
In the section that pertains
to 'a member county's termina-
tion or withdrawal, the dollar
amount for what remains prop-
erty of the cooperative was
increased from $500 to $1,000.
A paragraph is added to
the same section requiring that

York Rite Masons to
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AVON PARK Highlands
Chapter 64, Royal Arch
Masons and Heartland Council
43, Royal and Select Masters
will meet Wednesday at
Highlands Shrine Club, 2604
State.Road 17.
Due to the Christmas holi-
day, the December meeting is
on, the second Wednesday. The
festivities of the evening will
start at 6, with a covered dish
dinner hosted by the York Rite
Ladies.
Following dinner, both bod-
ies will have their annual meet-
ings and establish a date for the
installation of officers.
All area York Rite Masons
and their ladies are invited to
attend. For details, call Mike
Rice at 635-7438, Jim Keaveny
at 471-9549 or Steve Steele at
465-0301.


disposal of cooperative proper-
ty be done in accordance with
Florida Statutes and Rules of
the Auditor General.
"The chairman, vice chair-
man and treasurer shall be
elected pursuant to the bylaws
of the cooperative" was added:
at the end of Section VII,
Heartland. Library Cooperative
Board.
In Section VIII, Powers
and Authority, three bullets
were added (a),managing the
affairs of the cooperative, .(b),
establishing bylaws for the gov-
erning board and (c) holding
four or more open public meet-
ings a year.
The wording, "'to employ
agencies or employees" was
removed from Section VIII and'
replaced with "to fund supple-
ments to member counties for
compensation for serx ices per-,
formed bN their staff on behalf
of the cooperative.
0* \ording in Section VIII
pertaining to the cooperative
coordinator was changed to "to
adopt and maintain a coopera-
tive coordinator position
description and recommend a
cooperative coordinator."
In the budget section, a


paragraph is added to address
amending the annual budget
consistent with the co-op's long
range planand its annual plan
of service.
A purchasing section was.
added to the proposed interlocal.
agreement, which would
require the governing board to
adopt purchasing policies 'in'
accordance with Florida.law.
Regarding staffing. "host
county" is replaced by
"Heartland Library
Cooperative" for salary respon-
sibility should the co-op select,
the host county's library direc--.
tor to serve as cooperative coor-'
dinator.
Subparagraph "C" is'
added to the co-op coordina-'
tor's job. description. It requires
that the position be responsible
for multi-county and "LSTA"'
grants and other funding as des-
ignated.
Subparagraph "H" is
removed from the position's
responsibilities, eliminating the
superen ision of all cooperative
staff."
The proposed interloyal.
agreement must be signed by
the all member counties before
it takes effect.


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PAGE 1A-+ SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2006


TUFWIN' IT

WITH TUFFLEY
Christopher Tuf-ley


Branching

out and

lifting trees

This week I knew I was in
trouble as soon as I got out of
the car.
That's because Pete Jackson
told me to go home and
change the minute he saw me.
He works at the Severt Tree
Farm Christmas tree tent, next
to the Highlands Independent
Bank on U.S. 27 across from
Barnhill's Buffet restaurant.
I was Nearing office clothes
at the time.
It turns out working w ith
Christmas trees is a very sticky
business because of the sap. It
gets on eern thing and won't
come out.
Then Jackson told me I'd
need heay dui\ gloves.
because pine needles are hard-
er on hands than sap is on
clothing.
But the %worst moment came
%when I had returned better
dressed for %work. and tried to
lift my first tree off its stand so
a family. could take it home.
Picture the scene.
Neat row s of trees line up
under a yellow and ,white
stripped tent. The smell of
pine is intoxicating. Walking
down the row-s is almost like
strolling through a forest
Couples w ith children walk the
See TREES, page 14A


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.


Christmas tree retailer


Selling Christmas trees worth the hard work

3Z... -By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News Sun
SEBRING According to the National Christmas Tree Association, 32.S
million real Christmas trees were bought in 2005. That is up from 27.8 million
real Christmas trees sold in 2001.
Mike Severt who, with his family, owns and operates Severt Farms in North
Carolina, says his figures reflect that trend. He %as reluctant to be specific
because of reporting mistakes in the past and because. "It seems like brag-
ging," he said.
He added that generally in the United States, 20 percent of households don't
put iup trees at all, 60 percent put up artificial trees: and 20 percent put up real
trees.
Of the real trees, 88 percent are bought pre-cut through a retailer, only 12
percent are chosen and cut down by the family themselves.
According to the National Christmas Tree Association the mean price for a
Christmas tree in 2005 %as $41.90. The general rule of thumb regarding cost
is $10 a foot. with deductions for defects.
Se\ert's Christmas trees are raised on farms and harvested, like other pro-
duce. Their prices range from $25 to $350. Shipped to distribuuon centers, the
trees are trucked in to the indi dual selling sites only days after being cut. The
company guarantees their freshness at the Sebring site. next to the
Highlands Independent Bank on U.S. 27 across from Barnhill's Buffet. they
will swap out a tree bought there, no questions asked.
Sevenrt Farms hires lot managers who are paid a percentage of the sales.
Managers pay workers out of that percentage at rates theN negotiate.
Charles Warmach, \%ho manages the Severt lot. lives in Seaside. in that puar-t
of the panhandle known as the Redneck Riviera. He said hlie is a chef in a fi\e
star restaurant, but he still takes the time to spend file weeks selling Christmas
trees eery year the money is that good although he wouldn't di ulge
just how much money that is.
Working \ ith him is Pete Jackson. who is also from the panhandle. Jackson.
who is brand new to the business. is working as a helper this year. with an eye
toward managing a lot next \ear.
The work is not easy. Warmach. who has been doing this for 10 years,
moves here for the duration He lives on the site in a trailer provided by Selert
Farms.
He and Jackson, and whomever else they hire as the need arises. unload
trees as they arrive, mount them for display in the tent or store them to one
side, wait on customers, then prepare the trees and load them into customer
vehicles.
It is hard physical labor, and occasionally customers are so frazzled by
Christmas stress that Warmach and Jackson ha%e to be especially\ careful of
sensitive feelings.
Warmach estimated that he might sell 1.500 trees by Christmas Ee.
What trees are left over are donated to a local nursery which uses them to
sink into ponds to make artificial reef-like en% ironments for fish.
CHRiSTOPHER TL'FFLEYNe,..Sun .According to the National Christmas Tree Association there are about
Justin Looney. 5, helps his dad, Bobby. pick out the perfect tree at the Se'ert Tree Farm 500,000 acres in production for gro ing Christmas trees in the United States.
Christmas tree stand in Sebring Thursday. night. This tree is Fraser fir, the runawayv favorite acres in production for gro ing Christmas tree in the United State.
ol' Christmas trees in Florida. Other popular trees are balsam fir, Douglas fir, and Scotch Trees are grokn in e%ery state, but Oregon. North Carolina. Michigan.
pine. Christmas tree growers say It can take as man3 as 15 years to grovi a tree to retail Pennsyvhania. Wisconsin and Washington grow the most.
height (six to seven feet). or as fe& as four, but the average grosing-time is seen years' There are about 21,000 Christmas tree growers in the country, and more
than 100,000 people employed full- or part-time in the industry.


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aisles, the children excited,
pointing with wonder. The
mood is upbeat and energized,
almost everyone in a mood to
.enjoy themselves.
In this idealistic setting, the
trees are kept in place using a
tree stand modified by the
Severts.
The stand has four legs that
spread up and out, like spider
legs, from a central pin, which
is about 10 inches high and
points straight up. A hole is
drilled up into the tree trunk so
the tree can be fitted onto the
central pin.
At home, the center of the
stand with the tree trunk fits
inside a bucket which holds the
water necessary to keep the
tree hydrated.
In the tent, the trees don't
have the bucket, because they
typically sell quickly, but they
do sit on pins.
That means someone has to
lift the tree up and off of them.
And that explains my down-
fall.
For example, a family had
selected a nine foot tree.
All I had to do, the lot man-
ager Charles Warmach said,
was lift the tree off its pin and
carry it to the front of the lot.
I was told to put my feet on
the stand's-legs to hold them in
place, then squat so I could
use my legs to lift and reach
inside the branches to grab the
trunk. Then, I was told, it was
just a matter of straightening
my legs and lifting the tree up
and clear of the pin.
Easy.
I stood on the stand's legs,
bent my knees, reached for the
trunk and lifted. Only nothing
moved, at least not anything


that was supposed to.
Here's why Christmas
trees are fat at the bottom, this
tree measured probably about
eight feet in diameter there.
I'm fairly short, only five feet
eight inches. That meant I had
to hug the tree tight, burying
my head in the branches, just
to get my hand to the trunk,
never mind getting a grip.
So without much leverage,
even lifting as hard as I could,
it was energy wasted, all going
to my shoulders and neck. I
could feel my face grimacing
and turning red hot as I tugged
harder and harder.
Warmach helpfully told me
he saw the stand's legs shifting
under my feet. I almost had it,
he said, all I had to do was
snatch that trunk free.
I tried again, tugging this
way and that. I felt like a car-
toon character, all sputtered
and spent. It was embarrassing.
Taking pity on me, Warmach
took my place and with a sin-
gle snatch, yanked the tree up
off its pin. What he didn't tell
me was all I had to do was
lean back and pull up and it
. would pop off its pin. Instead,
I leaned in and put pressure on
the pin which made it impossi-
ble to lift.
He did let me then carry it
up to the processing table
where I made a fresh cut on
the trunk, and redrilled the hole
for the stand.
I would have done more, but
I was panting by the time I gotC
the tree to the customers, and :
had to work to keep my hands
from shaking when I operated
with the power saw and drilll
I asked Warmach how much
a nine foot tree weighed, think-
ing he'd say 100 pounds or so.,
But no, he claims they only
weigh about 20 pounds. You
couldn't tell that by me.


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For their parts Warmach and
Jackson made it look easy as
they helped a steady stream of
families find the perfect tree.
Severt is a family business
out of North Carolina. When I
called their office number,
Mike Severt answered the
phone himself.
The Severts, who farm and
distribute produce as well as
Christmas trees, have been in
business since the 1970s, and
have tree stands all over
Florida and the Southeast dur-
ing the season.
Lot managers are paid a per-
centage of sales. They are
responsible for hiring whatever
extra help they need.
Unfortunately for me,
because I love Christmas trees
and the smell of fresh cut pine,
I won't be one of those extra
helpers.
It turns out to sell Christmas
trees you need brawny man,
not writing man.
Any Highlands County busi-
ness person who has a job they
would like to highlight in the
Tuffin'It With Tuffle, fferame
should call 385-6155, ut.\. 528,
or e-mail cindy.marshall@
net ssun.com.


Pete Jackson (left), who came down from the panhandle to sell Christmas trees, helps get a tree ready to.
go to its new home. Natalie Peters keeps an e.e on the process along with Zachary DuBois. In the booth
in the background, lot manager Charles Warmach waits on another customer. Jackson recuts the trunk,
trims lower branches, and bags the tree in plastic mesh to protect its branches for its trip home.


New in town?
Are you a new business in town? Contact the
News-Sun to have a news article anrd photo
done about your business. Call Cindy Marshall
at 385-6155, ext. 528 or e-mail herat
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QUALIFYING, EARLY VOTING, CLOSING OF
VOTER REGISTRATION ROLLS AND SIGNATURE
SUIDATE INFORMATION


Notice is hereby given that the City of Sebring will hold an election
on March 13, 2007 to elect two Councilmembers. This will be for a
three-year term.

The qualifying period begins Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.
and ends Friday, January 12, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. To qualify, the
candidate must be a legally qualified voter and a permanent resident
of the City of Sebring. Qualifying must be done at Sebring City
Hall, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring Florida. The precincts
on election day are as follows:

Precinct 7 Sebring Elks Lodge 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring
Precinct 8, 11S, 15S, Sebring Recreation Club 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring
Precinct 9 Boys & Girls Club 111 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Sebring
Precinct 10 Sebring Masonic Lodge 1809 Home Avenue,
Sebring

Early voting for the City of Sebring will begin on Monday, February'
26, 2007 at the Supervisor of Elections Office located at 580 South
Commerce Avenue,- Room 201 A. Voting will take place Monday
through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Early voting will stop
on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.

The voter registration books will close on February 12, 2007 at 5:00
p.m. If you have any questions about voter registration and polling
location please call the Supervisor of Elections office at
(863) 402-6655.

If your signature has changed since you registered to vote, you may
need to provide a signature update to the elections office; Signatures
on petitions and absentee ballots are always checked against the
original voter registration signature, and it is the responsibility of
the voter to be sure the signature is updated when it changes. If you
need to update your signature, please call the Elections Office at
(863) 402-6655 to have a form sent to you.



Kathy Haley, CMC, City Clerk


News-Sun, Sunday, December 10, 2006


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C m t aIeda


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.
* Avon Park Veterans Honor
Guard serves breakfast 8:30-
11 a.m. the second Sunday at
the Avon Park Jet Center,
Avon Park. For details, call
382-0315.
* 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.
* Highlands Shrine Club, on
State Road 17, Avon Park, has
country western bluegrass
music from 2-4 p.m. until the
last of March. Refreshments
available. For more informa-
tion, call 471-2288.
* 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.
* Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second,


floor conference room at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 385-4277. For
details on the organization, go
to www.oa.org.
* 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.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the
post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 euchre, 1 p.m. in
the canteen in Avon Park.
Open to members and guests
only. Music is provided from 5-
8 p.m. The public is invited.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* 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.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* AmVets Bruce L. Simpson
Post 21 meets 7 p.m. second
Monday, at the post, 2027 U.S.
27 South, Sebring, behind the
Allstate building. For details,
call 385-0234.
* Boy Scout Troop 482
meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave.,
Lake Placid.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at
6:30 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers @earthlink.net.
* Diabetes Support Group
meets 1-2:30 p.m. (except holi-
days) second and fourth
Monday at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
4005 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, second floor, confer-
ence room 3. For details, call
402-0177 from 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. weekdays.
* Fairmount Mobile Estates
Lunch Bunch meets at noon
second Monday at Homer's
Smorgasbord in Sebring. For
details, call 382-0481.
* 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 Riders
Association meets at 6 p.m.
second Monday at Royal
Palms Bowling Center, 800
U.S. 27 S., Lake Placid. For
details, call 402-1165.
* Highlands County
Homeowner Association Inc.
meets at 9:30 a.m. every sec-
ond Monday (except in the
summer) at Sebring Country
Estates clubhouse, 3240
Grand Prix, Sebring.
* Highlands County
Parkinson's Support Group
meets at 1 p.m.. second
Monday at the Alliance Church
of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road,
Sebring. For details, call 453-
6589 or 452-2053.
* Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H 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 arid 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 at noon, Takis Family


Restaurant, Sebring.
* Highlands Woodcarvers
Club meets at 6 p.m. second
Monday at Highlands Art
League, 351 W. Center Ave.,
Sebring. For more details, call
Sandy Kohan at 414-1363 or
Norm Pelland at 465-5510.
* Insulin Pump Support
Group meets from 3:30-5 p.m.
the second Monday of every
month in conference Room 3
of Florida Hospital. This group
is open to all insulin pump
wearers, their families and
anyone who is interested in
knowing more about insulin
pumps. Pre-registration is not
required. For information, call
402-0177.
* 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.
* 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 Eagles Club 4240
joint officers meet at 7 p.m.
second Monday. Pizza and
darts is 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.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For more details,
call 699-5444.,


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disabled
TUCSON, Ariz. The
Muscular Dystrophy
Association is. searching for
summer camp volunteers who
are looking for a rewarding and
memorable experience.
Volunteer counselors are
needed to help young people
with neuromuscular diseases
enjoy fun-filled, weeklong
MDA summer camps across
the country.
Volunteer counselors must
be at least 16 years old and able
to lift and care for a young per-
son between the ages of 6 and
21. Each counselor becomes a
companion to a camper with a
neuromuscular disease.
Counselors help their campers
with daily activities such as
eating, bathing and dressing,
and in recreational activities
such as arts and crafts, swim-
. ming and horseback riding.
"MDA summer camp is a
week that young people with
neuromuscular diseases look
forward to all year long
because it is a place where bar-
riers simply do not exist," said
MDA President- and Chief
Executive Officer Gerald C.
Weinberg. "Our campers get to
experience indoor and outdoor
activities that are adapted to
their abilties, and the campers
and volunteers alike make life-
long friends at camp."
Volunteer counselors are
vital to the magical and memo-
rable MDA camp experience.
"The magic of MDA summer
camp is especially dependent
upon the caring spirits of young
volunteers who agree that the
camp experience is like no
other, and that the reward of
making a difference in a child's
life far outweighs the hard
work," Weinberg added.
At no charge to families,
MDA's summer camp program
serves more than 4,000
campers nationwide in some 90
weeklong sessions. Last year,
some 5,000 volunteers helped
make this all possible. It costs
the association $650 to send
one child to camp.
To obtain a volunteer appli-
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ways to support MDA's sum-
mer camp program, contact a
local MDA office, or call (800)
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can be found on the MDA sum-
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Flotilla

takes off

today
LAKE PLACID The 23rd
SAnnual Leisure Lakes Flotilla
(boat parade) will be Sunday,
Dec. 10.
The public can view the


flotilla at Covered Bridge
Marina (on the main canal
between Lake June and Lake
Carrie) at approximately 12:15
p.m. or at Lake Carrie about
12:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for the
Flotilla Dinner Dance which
will be at 3 p.m. at the Lake
Placid Elks. Contact Donna
Leonard at 465-7297 for more
information.
This celebration culminates
Leisure Lakes Homeowners
Association's year long
Christmas needy .family proj-
ect. This project benefits eight
families by providing gifts,
bicycles and food.


News-Sun, Sunday, December 10, 2006


Police
Highlands County


The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Thursday, Dec.
7:
* Jamanus Beck, 19, of Avon
Park, was registered as a con-
victed felon.
* Erastious Poppy Blue, 20,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for probation violation, felony
or community control for
aggravated battery.
* Chastity Ann Bowers, 35, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for con-
tempt of court on child sup-
port.
* Dorothy Yanei Broxson, 40,
of Lorida, was charged with
probation violation, felony or
community control for resisting
officer without violence.
* Vicki Lynn Christensen, 42,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
failure to appear for knowingly
driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked; and driving
under the' influence of alcohol


reports


or drugs, first offense.
* Alexis Jose Colon, 21, of
Avon Park, was charged with
driving while license suspend-
ed, first offense.
* Glenda Denise Cusano, 34,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
fraud or swindling to obtain
property.
* Johnnie Roy Foster, 20, of
Arcadia, was charged with
probation violation, felony or
community control for fleeing,
attempting to elude.
* Adam Wesley Huntzinger,
24, of Sebring, was charged
with probation violation, felony
or community control for pos-
session of cocaine.
* Matthew V. Lewis, 25, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for cru-
elty toward child, abuse with-
out great harm; kidnapping,
false imprisonment of adult;
obstructing justice, intimidate,
threaten, etc. victim, witness
or informant; battery, touch or


strike; and resisting officer,
obstruction without violence.
* George Nerio Jr., 27, of
Frostproof, was charged with
probation violation, felony or
community control for posses-
sion of methamphetamine.
* Charles Alexis Owens, 19,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
larceny, petit, first offense.
* Samuel Alvarado Padilla,
29, of Lake Placid, was
charged with battery, touch or
strike.
* Henry Ellis Rimes, 26, of
Sebring, was charged with
driving while license suspend-
ed, first offense.
* Mitchell Landol Rodriquez,
44, of Avon Park, was regis-


tered as a convicted felon on
two counts.
* Kenya Small, 20, of Avon
Park, was charged with proba-
tion violation, felony or com-
munity control for two counts
of grand theft; forgery; and
uttering forgery instrument.
* Richard Estebanr Venegas,
24, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for trafficking marijuana,
excess of 25 pounds, or 300
or more plants; and posses-
sion of narcotic equipment
and/or use.
* Ernest Lee Willis, 37, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driv-
ing under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense;
and possession of cocaine.


Learn to make cards
LAKE PLACID -
Cardmaking and. scrapbooking
classes are now being offered
by Dora Tarabori, a Stampin
Up demonstrator.
Participants will learn how
to use an array of rubber
stamps and accessories to cre-
ate fantastic cards, memory
albums, gifts and more.
Classes are offered 10 a.m.
to noon Wednesday and 10 a.m.
to noon Saturday. Children,
ages 8 and older, can partici-
pate in the Saturday class. Cost
is $7 per class including mate-
rials.
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Tarabori at 465-2740.


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News-Sun, Sunday, December 10, 2006


DEED TRANSFERS


June 5
* Amelia Puppala to Richard D.
Philpott, L15 BIk 144 Placid
Lakes Est. Sec 11, $8,000.
* Andres Leon to Amelia
Puppala, L15 BIk 144 Placid
Lakes Sec 11, $29,000.
* Alberto Mercado to Land
Bankers Inc., L3 BIk 396 Leisure
Lakes Sec 17, $35,000.
* J M A M Investment Corp. to
Juliette Jones, L21 BIk 23
Sebring Hills South Unit 2,
$22,000.
* Aurora V. Calderon to Bassett
Electronics Inc., L29 BIk 8
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 8,
$40,000.
* Nieves M. Portilla to Bassett
Electronics Inc., L30 BIk 8
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 8,
$40,000.
* Debra Anne Lemieux to C F D
Incorporated, L22 BIk 301 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sebring- Unit 14,
$5,800.
* Brent E. Sueppel to William
D. Nowlin, L2 Replat PT Lake
June In Winter Sub, $285,000.
* Arthur C. Stifel to Maritza
Gonzalez, L6 BIk 1 Assembly
Point Sub, $385,000.
* Dennis R. Cooper to Cane
Creek Inc., Tracl 157 PT Sec 4-
36-29. $49,000
* Highlands Properties to
Richard Crowe, PT L3 BIk 1
Stump Sub, $56,000.
* Barbara Lalchand Io Rainbow
Prinling Inc.. L4571-4575 Avon
Park Lakes Unil 15. $55,000.
* Bocce to Thomas P.
Marchenia. L 17 PT L16 Skyview
Sub Sec 1, $675,000.
* United States of .America to
Archbold Expeditions. PT Sec
13-38-30.Olhers. $949.900.
* Fernando Jimeno Io Bayview
Financial Exchange Service. PT
L6 BIk 279 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Uni 13/Other.
$108,000.
* Carlos Pena to Bayview
Financial Exchange Service, PT
LOT 6 BIk 279 Sun 'N Lake Esi.
Seonring Unit 13. $108.000.
* Ahmad Al Mistarihi to Roy C.
Painter. L6 BIk 525 Sebring
Shores Add. $172.500.
* Gregory B. Sommerfield to
George J. Laveny, L4434-4436
Avon Park Lakes Unit 14,
$170.000. "
* DanielBffe2- ffbt",A10AFsf 6l
L9 BIk 136 PlacidLakes Sec 11,
$140,000.

June 6
* Gloria: Batalla to Diego
Benbassat, L3 Blk 4 Sebring
Hills South, $27,000.
* William C. Hamm to Robert
Ober, L6788/6789 .Avon Park
Lakes Unit 21, $12,000.
* Breen Inc. to Collin Francis,
L18 BIk.449 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 12, $6,000.
* Judith Tamara Kostetsky to
Nicholas D. DeSola, L32 BIk
202 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 11, $28,000.
* Mike Smith to Donald R.
Vandermillen, L50 BIk 228 Sun
'N Lakes Est. Sebring Unit 12,
$20,000. .
* P G G Ruiz Vera Inc. to
National Recreational
Properties, L28 BIk 56 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5,
$29,900.
* P G G Ruiz Vera Inc. to
National Recreational
Properties, L29 BIk 56 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5,
$29,900.
* Robert J. Moriarity to Charles
E. Moriarity, L16 BIk 26 Placid
Lakes Sec 2, $19,900.
* Ardnas Inc. to Lillian J. Small,
L31 BIk 164 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 10, $2,400.
* Guy S. Terry to Roger L.
Davis, L6 BIk 1014 Tia Juana
Villa Sub, $30,000.
* Ralph D. Levingston to.
Thomas E. Griffin, L13. Blk 4
Sebring Hills South, $25,000.
* N.A. Chowdhury to G'C E
Investment, L18 BIk 59 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 6, $11,000.
* N.A. Chowdhury to Norjan


Inc., L47 BIk 53 Orange
Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 16, $11,000.
* Janice J. Mindar to James
Sands, L18 PT L17 BIk 3
Istokpoga Park, $39,000.
* Robert Willette to Wayne
Jeffry Diaz, L34 BIk 10 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Holiday Country Club
Sec, $10,000.
* James Hager to Agel Luina-
Perez, L35 BIk 201 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 18, $20,000.
* Michael A. Landress to Harold
C. Worden Jr., L18 BIk 20 River
Ridge Ranches Unrec Sub,
$14,700.
* Charles Salmon to Banyan
Land Title Corp., L12235-12236
Avon Park Lakes Unit 38,
$14,400.
* Gregory Travis to Frank
Carulli, Tract 251 Sebring
Highlands Unrec, $8,000.
* Sergio Rebollo Jr. to Sylvia
Medina-Ocasio, L3 BIk 344 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sec 26, $8,000.
* Paul Desir to Sergio Rebollo
Jr., L2/3 BIk 373 Sun 'N Lakes
Est. Acres Sec 27, $23,200.
* Joseph Scocco to Banyan
Land Title Corp., L2 BIk 277 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sec 21, $6,100.
* Javier Delgado lo Susan A.
Marquardi, Tract 180 Unit 2
Sebring Lakes Acres. $20,000.
* Chrislopher F. Miller Jr. to
Eloise Besl. L6 Blk 15 Orange
Blossom Est Unit 12. $20,000.
* Nelson Oria to Jerry
Pendarvis, L5-12 BIk 1 Hillcrest
Add Io Town of Lake Placid,
$299.900.
* Robin A. Reed to Louise
Bohrer, L31 Country Club of
Sebring Phase 3 Sec 2 Sterling
Oaks, $340,000.
* Andrew S. Maurodis to Si
Company. L20 BIk 1 Lake June
Pointe Phase 2, $450,000.
* Joseph C. Bricketto to


Thomas A. Scotti, L5 BIk 301
Lake Sebring, $455,000.
* Wayne R. Hunnewell Jr. to
Elfers & Elfers Inc., L5 BIk 106
Leisure Lakes Sec 6, $114,900.
* Hitakee to Willis R. Bale, L9
Valencia Acres Sub, $53,000.
* Edward J. Jaeger to Roger D.
Riley, L11-14 BIk V Lakemont
Est./Others, $48,000.
* Michael Delpozo to David L.
Mayo, L10 BIk 1 Lake & Ranch
Club, $60,000.
* Joseph P. Sinnott to Frances
Krohn, L13 PT L12/14 BIk 170
Sebring Highlands, $83,000.
* Violet J. Elliott to Millard D.
Sunderland, L33 BIk 2
Corrective PT BIk 2 Lake June
Hills, $95,000.
* Odaliz Fraginals to Donald
Richard Jackson, L15 BIk 1
Palm Haven, $90,000.
* Edward L. Zollner II to
Thomas S. Long, L9 ,BIk Q
Spring Lake Village III,
$243,000.
* Javier Delgado to Susan A.
Marquardt, Tract 177-179 Unit 2
Sebring Lakes Acres/Other,
$250,000.
* Nelson Javier Dominguez to
Gordon B. Cooke, L4 BIk 21
Lake Haven Est. Sec 2,
$200.000.
* Alejandro Morales to Goldstar
Homes Inc.. L17 BIk 25 Sebring
Country Est. Sec 3, $152.900.
* William L. Murphy to Twin
Lakes Pointe Inc., L14/20 Twin
Lakes Sub. $130,000.
* Kenneth S. Hughes to Lynn
E. Andrews, L48 PT L49
Sebring Shores Dev. Sec 3.
$135,000.

June 7
* Leroy C. Esler to Roy Haley
Jr., L35 PT L34 BIK 114
Lakeview Place, $10,000.
* Jesus Marzo Fernandez to


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Stanford Thompson, L26 BIk
120 Placid Lakes Sec 9,
$20,000.
* N R L L East to Innovative
Investment Strategies,. L16 BIk
331 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec
25/Others, $30,000.
* Alberto Montalvo to
Properties of Central Florida,
L2289/2290 PT L2291 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 8, $38,500.
* Jessica Candelario to Melvin
Candelario,' PT L18 BIk E Silver
Fox Ranch, $14,500.
* Equity Trust Co. to Maria
Ramos, L23 BIk 12 Lake Haven
Est. Sec 1, $26,000.
* Amanda A. Buckner to G.H.
Crawford Financial, L28/29 BIk
141 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 10, $1,200.
* Alexander Santeliz to C F D
Incorporated, L32 BIk 296 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 14,
$1,200.
* Virginia Amezquita De Gayo
to C F D Incorporated, L20 BIk
299 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 14, $1,200.
* Kenneth Allen Herring to M R
J Enterprises Inc., L4 BIk 10
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 11,


$20,000.
* Danny R. Simmons to James
Hager, L35 BIk 201 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 18, $40,000.
* William Pisciotta to David L.
Willis, L18 BIk 251 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sec 20, $372,500.
* Jerry G. Mason to Frances H.
Parmerter, L15 BIk 2 Venetian
Village Revised, $54,000.
* Walter Reed to Ernestina
Gonzalez, L12 BIk 8 Replt. PT
Lake Blue Est., $68,500. "
* Jose Rodriguez to Sergio
DeCesare, L18/19 BIk 55
Sebring Country Est. Sec 3,
$67,500.
* Jose Rodriguez to Maria
Martinez, L21 BIk 57 Sebring
Country Est. Sec 3, $67,500.
* John L. Semar to P B G
Realty, L70 BIk 1 Venetian
Village Revised, $74,900.
* John Burdette to George A.
Martin, PT L9 BIk 16 Town of
Avon Park, $89,900.
* Wal-Mart Stores East to Joan
R. Jarrett, PT Sec 16-33-28,
$100,000.
* Jeffrey McDougald to Lake
Placid Foliage, PT Sec 33-37-
30, $864,000.


* Edwin C. Edwards to Caroline
Lou McDonald, L3A BIk E
Tomoka Heights Sec 4,
$130,000.
* Ricardo Hernandez to James
J. Greene, L297 Sylvan Shores
Est. Sec D, $131,500.
* Eva Garcia to Solomon
Patmon Hackett Jr., L9 BIk 9
Highlands Park Est. Sec R,
$138,000..

June 8
* Laguna Properties of Florida
to Nelly Sanchez De Bleiberg,
L6 BIk 203 Sun 'N Lakes Est.
Sec 18, $12,000.
* Leisure Lakes Development
Inc. to Jesus Marzo Fernandez,
L6 BIk 517 Leisure Lakes Sec
18/Other, $28,000.
* Leisure Lakes Development
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Physicals are good

Commissioner Don Bates doesn't say much, but when
he does it's insightful.
When asked for his opinion on the recently released
250-something page report of the 18-month audit of the
Highlands County Library System and the Heartland
Library Cooperative, he said audits are like physical
examinations.
Bates delivered an excellent analogy for a complex but
methodical process that is designed to help an institution,
not hurt it.
Physical examinations aren't fun.
Cold, unfamiliar tools are used to probe and prod. A
stranger asks you to do things you normally wouldn't do
in front of a stranger.
The results of a physical aren't always pleasant either.
The attending physician might suggest a change in
diet. More exercise. Less late-night partying.
Good news isn't rare though: Maybe the ticker's in
good shape. For your age, you're doing just fine.
Either way, to ignore the findings of a physical can
result in more serious injury down the road.
And, lying to your doctor about how much you smoke,
or how many McRibs you consume won't make their
associated problems disappear.
A small problem with cholesterol now could be a big
problem with the heart later.
Likewise, if you're benefiting from good practices,
you want to know that, don't you?
You know what to continue. And, you feel better
knowing that you're taking care of yourself.
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EDITORIALS/OPINIONS


Teens find killing time harder than thought


Once upon a time, Don
bought James a watch.
For a $15 watch, it looked ...
interesting. It was large, with a
digital read-out and numbers
and hands. It could be a stop-
watch, and according to James
could do anything, though we
never tried to see if it would
make julienne fries.
Now, if you have teenagers,
you are probably thinking at
this point of the column that
something bad happened to the
watch. You would be correct.
First off, James liked to play
with the timepiece. I can under-
stand the temptation there are
times I will remove my watch
from my wrist and fiddle with it
while watching television or
trying to decide what I'm going
to write next. Once, my watch
managed to get under the
couch, and getting it out was
scary, since I suspect the last
time I vacuumed under there
was during the Clinton adminis-
tration. But I digress.
The point of the above para-
graph is that James sometimes


lost his watch. I.AURIA
Fortunately, he
always managed to Laura
find it. However,
this messing with
his watch appeared
to be hard on the timepiece.
I say this because one day,
while James was at school, the
watch began to beep. Nothing
James did would silence the
watch. So he stuck it in his
backpack.
Some of his fellow students
discovered that his watch was
malfunctioning. Being. teedi-
agers and in a class with a sub-
stitute, they did what any group
of adolescents would do in that
situation: They suggested they
destroy it.
James recounted this tale of
destruction later. I wish I had
been there, or at least that James
had taken video. The poor
watch underwent tortures I
can't begin to describe.
Well, OK, I'll tell you some
of it. Apparently some of the
students tried stabbing the
watch with pencils. One female


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wearing an ortho-
pedic boot, brought
the heavy thing
down on the time-


piece, which
caused watch pieces to go fly-
ing.
So James needed a new
watch. This time I took him to
the store with me. We picked
out a watch to his liking, and I
extracted a promise from him
not to destroy this one.
Speaking of killing time, I
wound up having to do so today
after shopping. This is because
the county is paving my road.
That's the good news. The
bad news, as anyone who has
undergone this will tellyou, is
that the county is paving my
roads it seems you have to
destroy a road before you pave
it.
Already once this week I had
to politely request that the
workers smooth out the mounds
of dirt in front of my driveway
so I could get out. I hasten to
say that the guys working on


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the road are polite, nice and
have a sense of humor. I say this
because a) it is true, and b) I
don't want them mad at me.
Anyway, I came cruising
home after a trip to Wal-Mart
and was waved to a halt before
I could turn onto my road. I
noticed that my formerly dirt
road was covered with a shiny
black substance, known as tar.
The problem was that the tar
had not hardened yet. So they
didn't want me driving on the
road for a half hour to 45 min-
utes. They were sympathetic
about the fact I had groceries in
the trunk, and suggested that I
could park my car on the comer.
I wasn't crazy about lugging
bags down the street, so I did
what any other woman would
do in my situation: I went shop-
ping.
It was a costly way to kill
time, but at least I didn't break
my watch.

Laura Ware can be contacted
by e-mail at bookwormlady@
earthlink.net


Library audit is

public record
Editor:
An open letter to patrons of
the Sebring Friends of the
L ibrarN Used Bookstore: .
Thank you ... for your loyal
patronage ... for your donations
of multitudes of books ... and
mostly for your intelligence in
ferreting out the truth, which I
am confident you will. Yes, the
library system has been under
audit. Who could miss the daily
harangue in the news?
Interested in what the audit


actually says? It is a public
record. You are entitled to read
the document itself and draw
your own conclusions.
You, as one of our patrons,
know that our store is staffed by
individuals who voluntarily
give of their time and energy to
provide a valuable service to
the public and ultimately to the
benefit of the. Sebring Library.
It would be a wonderful world
if we actually could sell you
new books at $3 or $4, wouldn't
it? To even hint that the store is
a front for ,a money laundering
scheme for any organization is
not only ludicrous, but down-


right hysterical, We rely on you,
our patrons, for more than 80
percent of the books on our
shelves; beautiful books of
every genre.
And we rely on all of our
faithful volunteers. Without
you or them we would.be hard
pressed to continue in business.
It is really sad when small town
politics becomes the driving
force to spend taxpayers money
,to ridicule hard working public
employees '.. and in the end
malign innocent bystanders.
We are proud of the services
we have been able to pro\ ide to
the community) and the public


library. For just a few examples,
check out the new projector and
screen recently purchased, or
the Smart, Card system, which
makes library patrons' comput-
er usage so simple ... oh, and
some of those computers? Yup,
you guessed it.
In closing, I again say thank
you. We look forward to greet-
ing you at the store again soon.
Wishing you all a wonderful
holiday,
Dottee Coheni
Sebring

The writer is president of the
Sebring Friends of the Library.


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It's time to unite against the drug companies


So my son calls
me today, and I OPIn
answer, the phone
from my desk, and Steve,Wolj
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tle surly. "Whatcha
grumbling about,
Dad?"
"I think I'm hungry."
"You're suddenly unable to
feed yourself?"
"I could feed myself 'just
fine. In fact, one of the pharma-
ceutical companies is offering a
free lunch 20 feet away, and it
smells like fancy stuff."
"Why aren't you there?"
"I never go to those things.
It's fine for drug companies.to
invest in research, ,but 'when
they spend a fortune doling 'ui
food and propaganda to doc-I
tors, it just drives me nuts."
My son paused for a second.
That's always a dangerous sign.
You see, I'd forgotten that he
can be, well ... political. "Dad,
this is fantastic."
"Before you get any big
ideas..."
"No, really. This is great. You
should lead a boycott. A boycott
of pharmaceutical graft!"
"Son..."
"No doctor should take gifts
from a drug company without
disclosing the gifts to their
patients just like a politician
can't take money from a lobby-
ist without disclosing this to lhis
constituents!"


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ION ly fair to my col-
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fson and "So? Don't you
rolfson want to know if
anyone giving you
a recommendation
is compensatedby the benefici-
ary of the recommendation?"
"Son, it's embarrassing, but
doctors can't afford to blow off
the drug companies."
"What?"
"Calm down, calm down..
Here's the thing. Our low-
income patients are in desperate
need of the free samples we get
from the drug companies. Free
samples keep them alive."
"I'mn not saying I have a
problem with that.."
"And it's not like pharma-
ceutical companies are all bad.
The drugs the\ develop save
lives. And with the government
slowing down its ifixestment in
research, the big companies
have picked .up some of the
slack."
"But on .the other hand,
Dad..."
I sighed. And admitted:
"yeah, on the other hand, they
spend more off marketing than
on research. They only support
the publication of research that
boosts their products. They
unleash an army of attractive
drug representati% e, to cozy up
to physicians. The reps offer
free lunches, camaraderie that I


confess really can brighten a
workday, and glossy brochures
that highlight the success and
obscure the failure of their
products. Meanwhile, their
advertising directed to patients
generates demand that bears
little relationship to real needs."
"Dad, you're a columnist.
Write an article about this!"
"You seem charged up."
"We could write it together!
We could ask every doctor to
say no to the free lunches and
the, glossy brochures. Don't
spine hospitals and medical
schools, already do that?
Doesn't Yale? We could ask for
more free samples, instead!
And we could ask physicians
and patients who read this arti-
cle to ask their elected repre-
sentatives to regulate pharma-
ceutical marketing! Let's ask
doctors .and patients to stand up
for honest marketing and for
assistance to patients who can't
afford drugs they need!"
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get in\ol'ed in this. But ulti-
mately, I realized I paid for
the man's education.., and he
Sas right. So we wrote this arti-
cle. and we hope you'll mention
it to everyone you know, -and
that- this movement will catch
on.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-568
DAVID DANIELS,
Plaintiff(s)
-vs-
G.H. CRAWFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,
CFD, INCORPORATED, and BLAS VEGA
COTTO, and spouse, if married, or if any of
the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her
unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or
grantees, and any and all other persons or
parties claiming by, through, under or against
them; and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal
status if unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defendants or
parties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and to the lands hereafter
described
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
STO: BLAS-VEGA QOTTO
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE IOTIFIEO Ihatan actiodi to quiet


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title on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 6, Block 100, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING, UNIT 8, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE of
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 325 North Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before Jan-
uary 4, 2007, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated this 1st day of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /Is/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
-December 3, 10, 17, 24, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT "
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-0651
DAVID DANIELS,
Plaintiff(s)
-vs-
G.H. CRAWFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,
CFD, INCORPORATED, and ENRIQUE G.
BURNETT, and spouse, if married, or if any of
the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her
unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or
grantees, and any and all other persons or
parties claiming by, through, under or against
them; and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal
status if unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defendants or
parties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and to the lands hereafter
described
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ENRIQUE G. BURNETT
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 14, Block 107, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING, UNIT 8, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE of
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 325 North Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before Jan-
uary 4, 2007, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated this 1st day of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 3, 10, 17; 24, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No.: PC 06-880
Probate Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NOEL F. MYERS
Deceased..
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Noel F.
M,,r., di,:ei:id Fil lumber PC 06-880 ;.
fitending in The Ciri:uil Cour lo10 Highl'indS
i:.unry, Filrldd Prot.ajie Divlit in ine i. drE.-


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of whichis Probate Division, Highlands Coun-
ty Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and
that personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
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 per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent
-or unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is December 10, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Gary N. Myers
Steven L. Myers
6223 Boone Drive
Tampa, FL 33625
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K. McClure, Esq.
230 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 402-1888
Florida Bar No. 286958
December10, 17, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
SIN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-661
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation ofthe State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELMER D. PARENT and PHYLLIS E. PARENT,
if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or.against
ELMER D. PARENT and PHYLLIS E. PARENT,
and all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ELMER D. PARENT and PHYLLIS E. PA-
RENT, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against ELMER D. PARENT and PHYLLIS E.
PARENT, and all claimants under any of such
party;
39 Ottaway Avenue, Barrie, Ontario, Cana-
da, L4M 2W6
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action,
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Lot 06, Block 055, Unit 05, Sun 'n Lake Es-
tates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 51, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce- Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
December 12, 2006; otherwise a default may
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 14th day of November. 2006.
,' L E .,' LU'E" BROKER
Serk ul Ire GCir:uil Cour


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By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 3,10, 2006




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 06-836
PARCEL: 10(PF); 10O(TCE)
FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION,
d/b/a PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA, INC.
a Florida corporation
Petitioner,
vs.
MARILYN M. HEARD, a single person,
Clara Nell B. Hollaway, Department of
Treasury, Internal Revenue Service
Defendantss.
SUMMONS TO SHOW CAUSE
AND NOTICE OF HEARING
NOTICE OF EMINENT DOMAIN
PROCEEDINGS:
IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and to all
persons and parties claiming or having any,
right, title interest, estate, mortgage or other
lien to or on those certain parcels of land de-
scribed in the Petition heretofore filed, and the
following persons, together with all unknown
persons claiming by, through or'under known
persons who are dead, or are not known to be
dead or alive, to wit:
Marilyn M. Heard
1316 Draper Drive
Lake Placid, FL 33852 .
Internal Revenue Service
Lien Unit
P.O. Box 145595
Stop 8420G
Team 201
Cincinnati, OH 45250-5595
Clara Nell B. Hollaway
P.O. Box 1233
Lake Placid, FL 33862
PLEASE T OTE l mOTrCE ,ina j Declrdaijiii 'o
Taking ruhj b:nr, ihIl 1 ihe bjov, irvied
cause Dv iri Ptiiriner loridjj P'j*tr orpo.
ration, ior on'dinno.iiiorn a1 Pei-m-3rmeni Fa-
cilities Easemeni and a Temrrp:rary C'rsirr.-
tion Easement, i, 1 pr:operr'y pLn, i,:,,aled in
Highlands County, Florida, and more particu-
larly described in the Petition files herein for
the purpose of constructing a new 69kV trans-
mission line in Highlands County. This trans-
mission line will be constructed from the
Company's Highlands County substation to
the proposed new Lake Placid North substa-
tion which is to be located in Highlands Coun-
ty Florida, said transmission line being a dis-
tance of approximately 1.86 miles. The sub-
ject transmission line will enhance and main-
Ijn rie E iiibiilr, a3nd integrity of the Compa-
ny's el.":ir;i. .ive'im and improve the availabil-
ity of lo.co,il e,:iric energy within the State
of Florida.
The subject transmission line is deemed
necessary by the Company's projection analy-
sis in order to adequately serve the residen-
tial, commercial and industrial customer load
growth that is developing in Highlands County
-and to enhance the integrity of the electrical
transmiSsior, nerwmr in trir s areI in r aJ.
ran smiol si Ie I.ri ; o[i. : ih n1 ropoeud
transmission l hr i'i arcr jd'1'ii'n power.


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the reliability of the electrical grid may be sub-
stantially impacted. The subject line is de-
signed to minimize the risk of brownouts and
blackouts that may occur during system con-
tingencies, outages or other failures. The
subject transmission line will allow the Com-
pany to provide additional transmission ca-
pacity and support, enhance its capacity to
operate an integrated electric power system
and perform its statutory obligation of public
serve as required by Chapter 366, Florida
Statutes and the Service Rules and Regula-
tions prescribed by the Florida Public Service
Commission, said property being located in
Highlands County, Florida, and more particu-
larly described as follows, to wit:
PARCEL 10
PERMANENT FACILITIES-EASEMENT
55 foot easement located in that part of the
Northeast Quarter of Section 19, Township 36
South, Range 30 East, lying in Highlands
County, Florida and described as follows:
Begin at the intersection of the south line of
100' Florida Power Corporation easement re-
corded in Official Records Book 295, page 6,
and the centerline of 50' permanent nop-ex-
clusive easement for ingress, egress, drainage
and utilities recorded in Official Records Book
962, page 357, (Lake Apthorpe Drive), thence
South 000 23' 19" West along the centerline
of said 50' easement a distance of 1223.47
feet; thence North 88 10' 05" West along
said line a distance of 806.66 feet to the west
line of lands described in Official Records
Book 1292, page 1281; thence North 00 13'
04" West along said west line a distance of
55.04 feet to the centerline of said 50 foot
easement; thence South 88 10' 05" East
along said centerline a distance of 752.22 feet;
thence North 00* 23' 19" East along said line
a distance of 1166.92 feet to the south line of
aforementioned 100' Florida Power Easement;
thence South 89 45' 57" East along said
south line a distance of 55.00 feel to ihe Point
of Beginning.
Contains 2.49 acres.
Temporary Construction Easement rights
needed are located on property in Highlands
County, Florida, more particularly described
as follows, to wit:
PARCEL 10 (TCE)
TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT
25 foot easement located in that part of the
Northeast Quarter of Section 19, Township 36
South, Range 30 East, lying in Highlands
County, Florida and described as follows:
Commence at the intersection of the south
line of 100' Florida Power Corporation ease-
ment recorded in Official Records Book 295,
page 6, and the centerline of 50' permanent
'non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress,
drainage and utilities recorded in Official Re-
cords Book 962, page 357 (Lake Apthorpe
Drive), thence North 89 45' 57" West along
the South line of said 100' Florida Power Cor-
poratid'n eA ement 3 distance of 55 00 feet for
a Porun i u eginr.rni iriein:ir Souih 00 23'
19" West a distance of 1166.92 feet to a point
of the centerline of said 50' easement; thence
North 88 10' 05" West along said line a dis-
tance of 25.01 feet- thence departing said line
run North 00 19 East a distance of
1162.22 feet to said South line of aforemen-
tioned 100' Florida Power Easemnent; thence
South 89 45' 57" East along said south line a
distance of 25.00 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning.
Containing 0.67 acres more or less.
YOU AND EACH OF YOU are hereby com-
manded on or before December 20, 2006, to
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Highlands County, Florida, your written de-
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Suite 301N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, attor-
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you have or claim in and to the several tracts
of land described in the Petition, and show
cause why the same should not be taken for
the uses and purposes set forth in said Peti-
tion.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Declaration of
Taking has been filed in this cause and the Pe-
titioner will apply for an Order of Taking and
any other order the Court deems proper be-
fore Honorable Ellen Masters, one of the
Judges of this Court, on January 5, 2007 at
9:00 a.m., in chambers at the Highlands
County Courthouse at Sebring, Florida. All de-
fendants in this action may request a hearing
at the time and place designated and be heard.
Any defendant failing to file a request for hear-
ing shall waive any right to object to the Order
of Taking.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court
on this 27th day of November, 2006.
Clerk of the Circuit Court in
And for Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 3, 10, 2006



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 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 OF ACTION
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.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following real property in
Highlands County, Florid.
Lots 3 and 4, Block 228 LEISURE LAh'ES,
SECTION FIVE, accordirg i cne pli Ineriel
recorded in Plat Book 6 Pagre )0 Publi: Re-
cords of Highlands Counr, Fiorrida
has been filed against ,ou ,nr you are ri.
quired to serve a copy of vur wiinen dri n1lai
if any, to it on the Plainiri:. arc.ior.f o;iri
name and address is: MV,,:rhel L K-eiter Et'
Clifford R. Rhoades, PA 2141 Ljuirew
Drive, Sebring, Florida '?8i0 jn1d 1,ie mne
original with the Clerk o irh rjiove name,
court on or before Decemberi 2 2006. ulri-r
wise 'a judgment may b- er',ereo agiw.ii ,'ou
for the relief demanded in, me iOTi[lairi or
Petition.
IN ACCORDANCE WIT- THE AMERICAIj
WITH DISABILITIES ACT PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICIPATE i THI PRO
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED AT rjo CiiT
TO YOU,.TO THE PRGV/l/iIr OF CERTAIN
ASSISTANCE. PLEASE COr.jTAL THE OFFIE
OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR i86:l 534
4690; WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING iA.S O()
YOUR RECEIPT OF THiS NOTICE iF .i1.1
ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAiRED CALL
TDD (863) 534-7777 :OR F0LOtiIA RELA,
SERVICE (800) 955-8770
WITNESS my hanc ijnd irei r,- al: ,, i'd
Court on this 15th day ol i,:,..Cerer '00'.
L. E LIJ:E eP.OOI E-
As Cle .uai C. ,ir l Io Couri
Ev *: M i,,i ',mrt'ri
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November 19, 26; I'3,irember -. 10 006.

IN THE CIRCUIiT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS C:iur I,. FLUORIIA
PROBATE EivliiON
:FILE NO. P: W.R941
r i RE ESTATE i:iF
=LAWRENCE PARENT
D e c e a :e d -. .
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Thef .r im,,ii ralior ul hIr e cI i l.e 01 Lawrencr.e
Parent, deceased, whose date of death was
August 22, 2006, and whose Social Security
Number is XXX-XX-4043, is pending in the
Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS Cuuinrv Floriod
Probate 'Division, he addrec Ii wr,.:r is, 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
-e.senil.vre and Ihe Iper:onal representative's
,anor vlev 3re r'.el i:nri beriu
An '.enid'i'rs of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE' FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and.
other persons having claims or demand.:.
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE. DATE OF THE FIRST UBLICATIJOI
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 DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: December 10, 2006.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Carol Dubay Parent
139 Harry Lee Road
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Attorney for Ancillary
Personal Representative:
John J. Raymond, Jr. Esq.
Florida Bar No. 194162
Butzel Long, P.C.
1200 N. Federal Highway
Suite 420
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Telephone: (561) 368-2151
December 10,17, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. JP06-000786-XX
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 Petition
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.
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,


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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
By: /s/ Cathy Truelove
Deputy Clerk
November 19, 26; December 3,10, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. JPO6-000786-XX
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:
TIFFANY MOZZONE YOUNES (mother) and
WALLA A.A. ALY.YOUNES (legal father)
Address(s) unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
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


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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.
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 29th day of November, 2006.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
By: /s/ R. Howard
Deputy Clerk
December 3,10,17, 24, 2006


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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION
START DATE: Friday December 1, 2006 at 9:00
A.M.
END DATE: Monday December 11, 2006 at 6:00
P.M. through 10:00 P.M.
LOCATION/WEBSITE: GOVDEALS.COM
Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted poli-
cies, the Highlands County Board of County Commis-
sioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida,
has declared various items as surplus property and
have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be
conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said
property.
A list of specific surplus items may be obtained from
the following locations and/or by requesting a list by
fax (863)402-6735 or email to sbutler@hcbcc.oro or
olemay@hcbcc orgq
1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803.
Contacts: Sandra Butler at (863)402-6527 or Pam Le-
may at (863)402-6528.
2) HC Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
2nd Floor BCC Receptionist;
Sebring, FL 33870 at (863)402-6500.
Additional information can be obtained Monday
through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. about the
County's Internet Auction process by contacting High-
lands County BCC's General Services / Purchasing
Department at the following numbers. (863)402-6527
or (863) 402-6528
Note: All property will be sold on an "as is, where is"
basis.
The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete Items
from GovDeals' Website at anytime during the Inter-
net bidding dates above.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
November 29; December 3, 6,10, 2006


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Highlands
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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 County Purchasing Department for:
rTB 07-019 NEWSPAPER LEGAL AND DISPLAY ADS
Specifications may be obtained from Johanna Feick-
ert, CPPB, Assistant General Services/Purchasing,
Highlands County General Services/Purchasing De-
partment, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL. 33875-
5803, 863-402-6526, Fax: 6735,or by E-Mail: jteick
er@hcbec.ora
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
submittal. 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., December 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 late deliveries of bids that
are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by
mail, or any other type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at either of the above 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-discrimi-
nation policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
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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.ora Re-
quests for CART br interpreter services should be
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1055 Highlands
I -J County Legals
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: hcbcc.net
December 10.2006

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

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
You are hereby notified that the County Commission
has just abated nuisances in the County of Highlands,
and has determined the amount to be assessed
against each of-the lots, tracts or parcels of land to
defray the cost thereof. A list of said nuisances and
amount to be assessed against each of said proper-
ties is on file and open for Inspection in the office of
the County Administrator, Highlands County Govern-
ment Center, 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida. You are further notified that the County Com-
mission of Highlands County will hold a public hear-
ing on the J19th day of December, A.D., 200 begin-
ning at 9:00 AM., or as soon thereafter as possible,
at the County Commissioners' Board Room, High-
lands County Government Center Building, 600 South
Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, for the purpose of
hearing any complaints or protests that any affected
party may wish to offer why said assessments should
not be made final.
Any person who might wish to appeal any decision
made by the Board of County Commissioners in pub-
lic hearing or meeting is hereby advised that they will
need a record of the, proceedings, and for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made which will include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which such appeal Is to be
based.
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.highlands.fl.us. Requests for CART
or interpreter services should be made at least 24
hours in advance to permit coordination of the serv-
ice.
Board of County Commissioners






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1055 Highlands
105 County Legals
of Highlands County, Florida
C. Guy Maxcy, Chairman
ATTEST:
L.E. "Luke" Brooker, Clerk
December 10, 2006

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" Base Salary $13.94 hourly, $31,169.84 annually,
consideration given for experience
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Employment Requirements:
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Qualifications:
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2100 Help Wanted
EXP. COOK OR PIZZA MAN
(ITALIAN REST.) F/T. 5 days Exc. Salary!!
CALL Tony (863)314-9919
L.M.T needed Today's Images
Full time or floater.
Friendly, Professional, Atmosphere
Call Elma (863)453-5599 for details
L.M.T needed Today's Images
Full time or floater.
Friendly, Professional, Atmosphere
Call Elma (863)453-5599 for details
LEARNING LAB SPECIALIST, CHEMISTRY-
Part-time, term-by-term position to set-up
and maintain of chemistry laboratory equip-
ment. B.S in Chemistry and related exp prefer-
red. Log on to Southflorida.edu for complete
ob description and application or call 784-
7132. EA/EONET. PREF.
Logistics/Dispatch
TU-CO PEAT
TU-CO Peat is Florida's premier manufacturer
of Custom Blended Potting Soils and is cur-
rently in search of a Logistics Dispatch Man-
ager. The ideal candidate will have a proven
track record in phases of transportation in a
fast paced environment. The candidate must
have strong organizational skills, and sound
decision-making abilities along with the ability
to effectively communicate with customers as
well as truck drivers; work independently and
make decisions; handle multiple tasks concur-
rently; and work well under pressure.
Key Responsibilities Include:
*Direct scheduling of shipments and notifying
customers of arrival schedule.
*Manage company drivers and dispatch 50 to
100 trucks per day,
*Negotiate rates and schedules for outside
carriers.
*Must have proficient computer skills.
*Maintaining DOT files for all company drivers
as well as maintaining files for all independent
carriers,
We offer an excellent salary and benefits pack-
age, which includes a matching 401K plan,
paid vacation and health benefits. Please email
you resume to jeffrey.merle@tucopeat com or
fax to 863-382-3637.


INTERESTED IN
BECOMING A
CERTIFIED
NURSING
ASSISTANT?
We have a new class
starting on January 15,
2007 at The Palms!
And, you'll have a job
waiting for the moment
,.you pass the State Test!
Apply at 725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870


THE PALMS
OF SEBR ING


2100 Help Wanted
Forming and pouring concrete some experi-
ence needed call 863-243-1502
+SALES PROS
Worldwide manufacturer with
16 local offices is expanding
again. We are looking for
motivated sales people who
want to earn a six-figure
income their 1st yr. We offer
the following:
* Salary & Comm
* Corp benes pkg.
* Pd vacation
* Pd training
Stock options
& much, much more. For an
opportunity of a lifetime
CALL NOW! Mr. Rockford
863-452-0330 (EOE) Bilingual ++


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


2100 Help Wanted
HELP WANTED/ Sterilization Tech. Please call
863-382-9090.

NEWS SUN
Has openings in our
Packaging/Mailroom Department.
Hours vary with each publicatl6n.
Core days are Tuesday, Wednes-
day, Thursday, Friday and Satur-
day. Start times are generally
early evening hours. No experi-
ence necessary. Ability to lift bun-
dles and work on your feet a must,
some mechanical aptitude helpful.
Stop by our office @ 2227 U.S. 27
South and fill out an application or
call Luis at 385-6155 extension 523
for details.


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863)784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida.edu


DEAN, ARTS AND SCIENCES
South Florida Community College is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as
Dean for the Division of Arts and Sciences. Primary responsibility is
maintaining a positive student learning environment in the Associate in Arts
program, Honors, dual enrollment offerings, and college prep/developmental
program. Responsible for division strategic planning, budget, staffing,
evaluation and program review activities. Works closely with the Vice
President in creating opportunities for student success. The successful
candidate will possess an earned doctorate in an Arts or Science discipline
and 5yrs. of experience in an Arts and Sciences division encompassing both
administrative and teaching responsibilities. Community college and dean-
level experience are preferred, Competitive salary and benefits. Application
deadline: 5 p.m., Monday, January 15, 2007. Visit our website or call Human
Resources for an application and detailed job description. EA/EO.




News-Sun
Written. Printed. Published. IlN Highlands County.


District Manager

Are you management material?

The News-Sun is now accepting applications
for a Circulation District Manager. Hours will
vary and include late night hours on
Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday.

You will be supervising newspaper carriers and
delivering missed newspapers to customers
homes. Also be responsible for increasing
circulation for the News-Sun.

Previous management and cash handling
experience a plus. Ability to think
outside the box a must.

Please call Rick Fair at 385-6155 ext. 533 or
stop by the News-Sun and fill out an application.

2227 US 27 South, Sebring


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We are a growing professional company.....
We Need Team Players

Computer Knowledge Required, Good Phone Skills, Collection
Experience Preferred, Benefits include medical insurance, 401 K


work environment mandatory background check.
Fax Resume:

r8 863-471-0726

SAttention Richard
MEDICAL DATA SYSTEMS, INC.
128 W. Center Ave., Sebring
(2nd Floor SunTrust Building)


2100 Help Wanted
Join the music business we are looking for
sharp career minded associate who loves mu-
sic and work well with people. Good pay,
Great benefit Full Time. Call Mr Bowen 385-
3288
CERTIFIED TEACHER needed for year-round
middle and high school in girl's juvenile jus-
tice program in bowling Green. 50 paid days
off annually. $34K-$36K depending up on
areas of certification plus excellent benefits.
Please indicate area's of certification when ap-
plying. Resumes may be faxed to C.McCray at
863-375-2017 or email hr@hsairc.org.
EOE/DFWP



News Sun
Writt. Printed. Published. NHighlands County.


NEWSPAPER

CARRIERS
The News Sun is now accept-
ing applications for Newspa-
per home delivery carriers in
Avon Park, Lake Placid and
Sebring areas. Late night hours
on Sat./ Tue./ Thur. Please
call Rick Fair at 385-6155,
Ext. 533 or stop by the News
Sun and fill out an application.
2227 US 27 S., Sebring
OPERATOR I/PARKS DEPARTMENT
Grade Level 103
City of Avon Park is accepting applications for
a full-time Operator I/Maintenance Worker po-
sition in the Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment. This position is responsible for the day-
today operation of moderately heavy and/or
specialized automotive equipment. Equipment
may include but is not limited to, any piece of
construction related equipment as in Bulldozer/
or Front End Loader. This position is also re-
sponsible for extensive Park maintenance,
cleaning restrooms in the Parks, picking up
trash, weed-eating, spraying for weeds, as-
sisting in work hours and weekends. Mini-
mum qualification: High School diploma or
GED Equivalency One (1) year experience op-
erating moderately complex motor equipment.
Starting salary: $20,294.77, with an excellent
benefit package. The City of Avon Park is a
Smoke and.Drug-Free Workplace. E.O.E. Ap-
plications available at City Hall, Human Re-
sources Office, 110 E, Main Street, Avon Park,
FL 33825. Applications close Friday, Decem-
ber 15,2006 at 4:30 p.m..

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING....
One of America's largest Homebuilders is
seeking a. highly energetic sales person to
assist customers w/ the purchase of a new
home to be built on their lot or one we help
them find. A well organized, team player is a
must! Real Estate exp a plus. Must be avail.
to work weekends. 3 mos pd training then
commission vs. draw pay plan. Benefits incl.:
Med./Dental/Life Ins.
Retirement plan
Email resume to:
jwhsedivijob@walterrind.com or fax
863-386-1113 Ref. ID #
FLDC01 in response.
EOE/Drug Free Workplace
PART TIME to Full time accounting. Knowl-
Sedge of quick books and construction. Call
863-385-9403
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,


News -Sun
Written. Pridated. Published. Highlatnds Countfy.


RACKS & STORE
DELIVERY
The News-Sun is now accept-
ing applications for Newspa-
per Ranks & Store Delivery.
Experience required. Late night
hours on Sat./ Tue./ Thur.
Please call Rick Fair at 385-
6155, Ext. 533 or stop by the
News Sun and fill out an appli-
cation.
2227 US 27 S., Sebring
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, EDE. Excellent Ben-
efit Package. Send Resume' to: ccrider@uni-
fedsub.com. Please, no faxes or phone calls.
RN, Full-Time supervisor position with state
benefits for highlands Co Health Dept. provid-
ing advanced clinical services to clients in a
clinical setting. Requires RN license, finger-
printing/background screenings/drug screen-
ing. Must apply online at
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm
by Jan 5, 2007 EEO/AA/VP
RN, Full-Time supervisor position with state
benefits for highlands Co Health Dept. provid-
ing advanced clinical services to clients in a
clinical setting. Requires RN license, finger-
printing/background screenings/drug screen-
ing. Must apply online at
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm
by Jan 5, 2007 EEO/AA/VP

RNs LPNs -CNAs
Make your Holiday
Season Even
Brighter!
Find out WHY we were
voted Best Nursing Home
: in Highlands County!
Ask about our Competitive
New Rates!
Apply at: 725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870 or
Fax 385-2385
or E-mail:
palmshr@yahoo.com
EOE/DFWP


THE
OF


PALMS
SE BRING


2100 Help Wanted
Sales Associate for retail gift store. Must be a
responsible, friendly, and outgoing person.
30-40hrs per week w/some night and week-
ends. Wage based on experience. Send re-
sume to 2227 US 27 S. Sebring FL. 33870
Box #2212.
SEASONAL CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES
H&R Block, the world's
largest tax preparation
company, is now
hiring seasonal
part-time positions
for Accelerated Tax
Professionals and
Receptionists. Call
863-414-7046 for an
interview today!

H&R BLOCK'

Sebring Developer Needs F.T. Admin. Assis-
tant for local office. Responsibilities include
phones, Scheduling appointments, Corre-
spondence, File Maintenance, AP reports, and
General office Management. Experience with
Microsoft Windows, Word,- and Excel Re-
quired ( Quick Books Exp. A .plus ) Salary
Based on skill and experience. Regular hours,
Paid vacations and holidays. Please call Mike
@ 863-381-1471 for appointment.


SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED for store evalua-
tions. Get paid to shop. Local stores, Restau-
rants & Theaters. Training provided, flexible
hours, Email required.
1-800-585-9024 ext 6262

Sell Your House
To We ill buy
le se or take ova r the
pay rent on 'our
hou e. Eliminate the
hassle and put Cash in
youi pocket. Call
8 6 4 0 0-1 538
www. ssell.com
Highla sCoun rea

Senior lady wants Reliable lady companion to
live, in and help with running rental units.
Nothing major. Call 863-385-1806

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
STUDENT SERVICES ADVISOR- Full-time po-
sition for providing college information, aca-
demic'advising, scheduling, and career plan-
ning services at the Career Center. Bachelor's
degree and advising/guidance exp. reg. Start-
ing salary rang: $24,000-$25,000 plus bene-
fits. Open Until Filled, Apply in HR, Bldg. I, or
log on to www.southflorida.edu' for detailed
information and application. 863-784-7132.
EA/EO.
TECHNICIANS Needed Gilbert Chevrolet Serv-
ice Dept in Okeechobee has an immediate
opening for a Certified GM Technician and a
Lube Tech/Shop Porter. Experienced appli-
cants should apply ,- '.:i i', r e i er,,:
Dept. 3550 HHwy 441 Ceec,:r,,:,be. i-
EOE/DFWP
-RI.I ii, II" i.rIF: "eo ',1jid)d *;jl ri ,, r er -
ery night. CDL/Class A license. Apply in per-
son: Heartland Harvesting, 1253 US 27 South,.
Golfview Plaza, Sebring, (863)386-5006.
With 3 New Clubs opening, Game Industries
Is now hiring Exotic Dancers. Min. age is 18.
.Transportation and housing provided. 401k
Retirement, medical, and Dental Insurance.
Act fast housing limited. Call 863-494-2628.
ask for Trista.


2300 Work Wanted
FEMALE SNOWBIRD needs seasonal work will
house cleaning or personal care referred and
16yrs of experience. (863)465-7276

3000
Financial

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weekly processing company refunds online!
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now! www.PaidRefundjobs.com
MOVIE EXTRAS
make up to $250/day
All looks and ages 1-800-714-7501

3250 Loans & Savings
$$$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!ll AS
SEEN ON TV. Injury lawsuit dragging? Need
$500-$500,000 ++, within 48/hours? Low
rates. APPLY NOW BY PHONE!
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4040 -Homes For Sale

ATTENTION
Will pay cash for your home, duplex,
apartment or commercial property. Rapid
closing,, "as is" cond. Call Ken or Stephanie .
863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from
$10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! Repos,
REO's, FDIC, FSBOs, FHA, etc. These homes
must sell. For listings call
1-800-425-1730 ext. 3042
BETTER THEN NEW


3BR/2BA 2 1/2CG huge floor plan, 1785 sq ft
living in Sebring Country Estate. Huge corner
lot, screen room, brand new tile floors with
fresh berber in bedrooms. Professional con-
crere coating. Best buy in Sebring $219,900
By Owner. Call 863-651-5434
BETTER THEN NEW


3BR/ 2BA/.2 1/2CG huge floor plan, 1785 sq ft
living in Sebring Country Estate. Huge corner
lot, screen room, brand new tile floors with
fresh berber in bedrooms. Professional con-
crere coating. Best buy in Sebring $219,900
By Owner. Call 863-651-5434









4040 Homes For Sale
3/2, nice neighborhood, ready to move
into,many extras, possible owner fin., call for
details, 863-655-5588.
BUY A HOMF wrIT NO MONEY DOWN! !
I can show you how to buy a home with
NO DOWN PAYMENT>FREE report
1-800-355-9386 ID #1043
www.hczerodown.com
MDG Capital Realty
EASY FINANCING:
BAD CREDIT OKI
4424 Maderia Ave, Sebring
3BR/2BA W/DEN, 2 CAR
GA & SCREEN PATIO!
CALL 954-605-3132.
HOME SELLERS
Find out what the home down the street sold
for! FREE computerized list of area home
sales & current listings. FREE recorded mes-
sage 1-800-355-9386 ID #1041
www.highlandscountyhomeevaluations.com
MDG Capital Realty
JACKSON HEIGHTS LARGE 3BR/2B/ 22X23 2
CAR GAR W/AUTO DR 27X15 LRDR
16X14MBR W/WALKIN CLOSET 8X17 KITCH-
EN W/DINETTE 12 FT OF SLIDING GLASS
DOORS TO 12X20 PATIO & BEAUTIFUL YARD
W/MANY TALL TREES DELUXE OFFICE DE-
SIGNER RUGS 3 TIMES MORE SHELVES
PROFESSIONALLY PAINTED ONLY $811 TAX-
ES SALE BY OWNER SO JUST 168K CALL
214-4966. LOVJESUS
OPEN HOUSE/ Beautiful 3BR/2BA, In 55+ in
Highlands Ridge. Sunday 1-4p.m. 3911 Puma
Dr. Linda Sanden, Keller Williams 863-257-
0479

0 60 Homes for Sale
4. Avon Park
3br/2ba/1cg.lncludes furniture, and-applian-
ces! Lawn mower 48" cut. Florida
Room20x24, Shed 10x12. Close to Lake Oli-
via. Call direct 863-314-9533 Ask for Tom M
Whitelaw, ExitRealty All Star, 24hr Free In-
formation call 1-800-831-4070 ext 1131
3BR/3BA/2CG. Includes 6 lots. No neighbors,
quiet street. Caged pool, gazebo, renovated.
One block from Lake Olivia. CBF Construction
$190,000 By Owner. Make Offer! 954-839-
8725
4BR/3BA all newly renovated. Fenced 1/2
acre on .quiet st. 4636 sq ft. 2259 ft in house
+ 400 ft additional detached building. New eat
in kitchen with island + stainless steel appl.
all new bathrooms. caged porch + pool, fire-
place. Walk to Lake Olivia. Solid CBS Con-
struction.New Price $265k make an offer!
(954)839-8725

0O80 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
$125,000.00-1606 Central Park-Sebring- 2/2
Block Home w/central air & heat, includes
brand new cabinets, appliances, carpet, ce-
ramic tile, and wood flooring. Home sits on
jre lot (158x95 ), fenced backyard, and
j,. ,:: :from a park. Take 27 to Lakeview ( by
Pubi. ), follow Lakeview to Kenilworth, ( Rt)
on Kenilworth, Go past Sebring Highschool, (
Rt ) on Rainbow, left on Warfield, left on Cen-
tral Park, home sits on corner of Warfield and
Central Park Drive. Call at least a day before
to make an appointment to see home. Cal
863-381-8478 (Terry)
312 LAKE FRONT HOME FOR SALE. Com-
pletely remodeled. New kitchen with stain-
less appliances, new tile floors, bathrooms
remodeled. Real wood fireplace, new boat
dock, sea wall. Too many upgrades to
mention. Asking $389,000 (954)816-7538
BPAND rfiEW,.' '.B[,:B'6 (r ifi ^ lnr,,, HillF.
- Sbuth. Ai-,.iq189900 C3ir 863-181-t615r-

NEW 3/2, double car garage, 1 'acre, paved
road, Orange Blossom area. Owner finance.
Call 863-385-8871.
OPEN DAILY "NEW" 2 large homes 3 BR/2BA
fam/rm, screen patio, 2 car garage 2833 total
sq ft. 2125 Living sq ft. All kitchen appliances
washer/dryer, central vac system. Behind Wal-
mart 1512 Riley $241,900, 3505 Peugeot
$251,900. Call 863-471-3207.

WATERFRONT
3BR/3BA $199.00 OWNER WILL OPEN
'HOUSE DEC 17, 12PM-4PM ONLY $10,000
BONUS AT OPEN HOUSE CALL 385-4262
WATERFRONT HOME for Sale. 160ft on Jo-
sephine Creek 3BR/2BA/2CG Central heat and
air, remote control fireplace, 1840's wagon
wheel ceil lights, tile flooring; fishing dock, full
front porch, 20x20 concrete pad for boat,1800
sq ft under air.$365,000 Call 863-655-0352

0041 A Homes for Sale
4100 Lake Placid
3BR/1 1/2BA charming new 2002 home. Quiet
street, 3 minutes from School. Renovated +
move in ready. $139,900 by owner. Call 954-
839-8725
LOVELY, NEW CONSTRUCTION, 4/2/2 on Ca-
nal in Peaceful Leisure Lakes, many up
grades, neutral colors. Owner/Agent $325,000
863-381-4638
NO Impact fees new models lovely 3/2 with
den on deep canal to lake June 1135 Winter-
green and 1035 Citrus Rd NE. Call Gragg 441-
5214


4100 Lake Placid

OPEN DAILY
NEW Model, great floor plan, 3 bedroom
split plan, 2 baths, full 2 car garage, cathedral
ceilings. 620 Catfish Creek Road Placid Lakes.
$279,000
MEYER HOMES
(863)465-7900 (863) 465-7338 after 3


4 180 Duplexes for Sale
1/2 DUPLEX 2/1 729 sq ft built 1973, 1407
Highland Dr, $99,000. Call 465-0075

4220 Lots for Sale
SB- FLORIDA; Improved 1/4 acre lots for sale;
$22,495. lots zoned for single family homes.
Call 561-712-1144. Financing available.

4300 Out-of-Town Property
NORTH CAROLINE !!
Mountain cabin $99,900. EZ to finish, scenic
view, propose lake access, near 2 state parks,
national forest and Blue Ridge Park Way. E Z
finance. 828-652-8700
TIMESHARE* RESALES* SAVE 60-80% OFF
RETAIL!! BEST RESORTS & SEASONS. Call
for FREE TIMESHARE MAGAZINE! Open 7
days a week! 800-639-5319
www.holidavgroup.com/flier.


5000
Mobile Homes

505 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale


IR DETAIL E R SUN HOMES
$199 A MONTH
SITE RENT*
HUGE SAVINGS!
IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY
3 NEW MODEL HOMES*
2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS
ALL APPLIANCES,
LANDSCAPED, CUSTOM BUILT
DECK & AIR CONDITIONED
11 Kingfish-$59,900*
13 Kingfish-*73,900*
15 Kingfish-68,900*
Call 888-370-8723 TODAY!
*Site rent is for first year only with purchase of
any new Sun Home in Buttonwood Bay until
December 31, 2006.* _


ivResortO;amrfacts[ed CowB!ity'
+55 Community
2/214X60 Fleetwood on 50X140' lot, city wa-
-ter, new septic, new roof, A/C, flooring,
plumbing, baths. 5151 Barnum St Sebring
$74,900 or $10,000 Down owner financing.
Home 863-82- ~ 994 ,r C-ell 863.835-i)4;-
-T OWTJ LOT PFei-'d irragaji d Iruil un,
riOiTi roou uover Utlle room jnd rsnI d Ver;,
well kepted. $76,500. Call 863-385-3861.
Do you have land equity? Is your property
worth more than you owe? If so, you can own
a new 3-5 bedroom Manufactured home with
no money down. Call for details-Modern
Housing 863-385-8286
NICELY FURNISHED 2Br/2Ba 55+ no pets
park and 1Br/1Ba both with glass in Florida
room. Call 863-385-7659
SELECTION of 1 & 2 bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
SWG and lawn mowing: Call'for more info. or
to see units. No Pets Please, (863)385-7034

S1Mobile Homes
5150 For Rent
NICE 3/2 furnished 1997 double wide mobile
home on private land.i No pets, no smoking.
Payne Rd/ Henscratch Winery area $650 per
month. Ph 863-465-6801


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
1-BEDRM 1-BATH.Living Rm, Kit/Din-
nette in Avon Park. 863-735-0349.
PLACID LAKES duplex 2 br/2ba CHA .Immac-
, ulate near fishing/golf Call (863) 699-0045.


News-Sun, Sunday, December 10, 2006


6050 Duplexes for Rent 6300 Unfurnished Houses


SEBRING- 2/1 TOWNHOUSE. good lo-
cation, quiet. CHA- enclosed porch, laundry
rm, fenced yard. No pets! Central air and heat.
$500.00 per mo. (863 )465-0306.


6I Villas & Condos
6.O O For Rent
SEBRING New Townhouse Villa Corner Unit
2200 sf., 2BR/2BA/2CG Den, Guest suite,
Fl. rm, $1395/mo 1st, last, security
Call 954-325-4247
615O Furnished
6 Apartments
FOR RENT/ Golfview Efficiency apt. with kitch-
ette pool side. Furnished, includes electric,
water, sewer, washer & dryer privileges.
Adults only. No smoking & No pets. $500.per
month. Prudential Sanders Realty 863-465-
1400.
6200 Unfurnished
6 0 Apartments
700 SQ FT. Private Downstairs room w/full
bath, caiport, utilities incl.,, Washer & Dryer,
stove & frig., Wall A/C, Pets ok, on 5 acres.
$800/MTH. W/Horses $1200/MTH. Call 863-
381-6542.
AFFORDABLE AZALEA APTS.
1 or 2 Bedroom Apts. and Efficiencies.
WSG paid, from $360/mo. (863)471-0471.
Highlands Apt 1680 North Delaware Ave 1/1
and 2/2. Eff. No dogs or cats. Call 449-0195.
SEBRING DINNER LAKE
area. 2/BR/2BA Living room with sun room .
Unfurnished Apt, $71,0 a month, incl. water.
Gary Johnson. 381-1861

6250 Furnished Houses
4/2 LARGE, Beautiful Furnished house (3/4
acres) :r, L)i, J,:,:. -hi,,, ', 100 ft ,in ,,b 12
x 52 S'.rei .PoI rci ,,r 'in repla,.. [] ,:reen tv.
$1700.00 (954)478-7313. Seasonal or Annu-
ally.

On Golf course 2/2/2 large wrap around
screened porch for entertairinq t-3tefully fur-
nished. !.000 To i .: jr 'O rr, i ; ii:[ or ar
lease. Call 385-4447 or 812-480-9004
SEASONAL RENTAL. Beautiful, furnished,new
home for rent. 3/2 in Avon Park $2000/mos.
Call 407-814-0392

6300 Unfurnished Houses,




















2/3 BEDROOM HOMES FOR RENT. Joann
Atchley at Exit Realty Allstar. 655-2308.
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'


3/2/2 Avon Park Lakes. 1st, sec. $800.00/mo.
Option to buy possibility. Call 863-873-1451
AP-Beauitful 2/2/2 on landscape corner lot
$840 Ist/last/sec, ref. 863-678-3938.
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.
HOUSE FOR RENT/ 3/2 with a pool and ga-
rage. Call 305-829-8544 or 786-306-5466.
QUIT THROWING $ away! Great time to buy
with zero down, owner financing or assistance
with clown!! Call Susan Jones, agent Bayless
Realty Inc 385-5027

6320 Seasonal Property
2 BEDROOM HOMES FOR RENT. Beginning at
$1200 per month. Joann Atchley at Exit Realty
Allstar 655-2308.
AP 2br/lba Furnished Villa. Utilities includ-
ed. 4 mo min. $950 per month. Call 863-453-
0264.
LAKEFRONT 2BR/1B homes. 1-3 months
Feb.-April. $1200 a month.
Call 863-441-0670
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
LARGE 2/2/1 home on lake w/ dock, furnished
with w/d. Exceptional value. Must see!!
$1200.00 a month.
visit: http://neybythebay.com/
(954)270-6186
SUN -N-LAKE/ Seasonal Golf Course Town-
ho'use 2BR/2 1/2 BA'. Be.uilulu',; iurri ri,1
Jr, '1d Green w/ fantastic views. 3no min.
$1700/mo. Call 941-704-0603 or 941-722-
1533.


7000
Merchandise


7020 Auctions


CHRISTMAS

AUCTION
SUN. DEC. 17T" AT 1:00 P.M.
LOCATION: 132 AUTUMN
TERR.,SUN-N-LAKES IN LAKE
PLACID, FL..
DIRECTIONS: JUST SOUTH
ON 27 TO RT. 29 TO SUN-N-
LAKE BLVD. TO AUTUMN DR.
WATCH FOR AUCTION SIGNS.
PARTIAL LIST: LOTS OF
SEASONS BAY FIRST EDITION,
NEW DOLLS AND OTHER TOYS,
MISC GLASSWARE, LOTS OF
OTHER ITEMS NOT LISTED, SO
COME ON OUT ENJOY THE
AUCTION AND EAT, LOTS OF
GOOD FOOD.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE
CREW LEE, ALICE, FRANK AND
BARB-LARRY-DONNA AND,
CHARLIE. _,.
TERMS: CASH OR CHECK
WITH POSITIVE ID. 10%
BUYER PREMIUM.

ri'
I ic m** 099-B104
L a P a id IL


Onfu2!y Advanced All Service Realty, Adianced All Ser ice
SInc. _Realt. Inc
596 US 27 North,Avon Park (863) 452-1205 or (877).452-1205 ME 8111 iS I-V 27 N. Lake Placid
"BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED!!" 3BR/2BA home. Large family 1 A' 8631465-9838 1804(M295-0829
room, kitchen has island stove, large porch across back creates lovely, E .A A *E
spacious living area. Everything like new! Furniture negotiable. ............
$219,500 (NS186413) LISTINGS CALL TODAY!
"BEAUTIFUL LAKE ISIS PARADISE!!" Come take a look at this
lake front paradise on one of Highlands clearest lakes, featuring "TROPICAL HARBOR MOBILE HOME"
3BR/3BA and second kitchen on screened porch overlooking sandy Immaculate 2/2 with light bright colors. Newer roof, A/C,*
beach and deck. $555,000 (NS 185639) hot water heater. Home warranty-must see.
"EXCELLENT BUILDING SITE" Five high and dry wooded lots in NS#191096 '74,500
area of nice homes on quiet road. $34,995 (NS190120)
"AVON PARK LAKES PROPERTY" Walk to Lake Olivia from here. "NICE NEIGHBORHOOD"
Newer homes nearby, paved road with city water...$37,500 (NS190909)
"AVON PARK ESTATES/ACRE PLUS" Oversized lot approximately
1.45 acres for your dream home or investment. Great price for lot of this NSI 19 l.'i4 $37,000
size. Call today! .$42,500 (NS 190881)
1 -I "PLACID LAKES LOT"
1%N O U iBe'uilul building lot in gi., ing arej
N s3 7, : 3 000}
Today 1-3pm mNS 37,00
"WALK TO LAKE JACKSON"
Bo ? nieT H iDJell Cmi ei bek t', I s TiirllUiLte aInd be'nIull.)
^ ^ I i. L .. -i i .. . , ,' ,' l. ..-I. 1 .. i


7020 Auctions

ABSOLUTE

AUCTION
SAT. DEC. 16T AT 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: 133 BIMINI ST. N.E.
PLACID LAKES, LAKE PLACID, FL.
DIRECTIONS: OFF US 27 TAKE
INTERLAKE BLVD 1/2 WAY
AROUND THE CIRCLE TAKE DEER
BLVD. TO STOP SIGN TURN LEFT
APPROX. 4 MILES TO PLACID
LAKES BLVD. TO ALEUTIAN ST. TO
CROSICAAVE. WATCH FOR
AUCTION SIGNS.
PARTIAL LIST: CHINA
CABINET- TABLE W/4 CHAIRS, 471N.
MAGNAVOX TV., END TABLES,
OFFICE CHAIR, RATON TABLE W/2
CHAIRS, DESK AND OTHER
FURNITURE.
GLASSWARE: SET NORATAKE
DISHES SERVICE FOR 12, CENTER,
VASLINE, NIPPON, LIMOGES,
OTHER NICE GLASSWARE.
MISC: HERSCHEDE KEY WIND
CLOCK, STIFFEL LAMPS, OLD HATS,
COO-COO CLOCK, AVON DOLLS,
MADAM ALEXANDER DOLLS, 60'S
BARBIE & KEN, REVLON ROLLS, 2
GINNY DOLLS, PRECIOUS MOMENT
ANGELS, 1970 RAGGEDY ANN, LOT
FISHING ITEMS, RECORDS, TRIKKE
3CV, CARPET CLEANER, HAND AND
YARD TOJLS, LOTS OF OTHER
ITEMS NOT LISTED.
TERMS: CASH OR CHECK WITH
POSITIVE ID. 10o. BUYER
*PREMIUM.






PUBLIC AUCTION
Saturday December 16, 2006 9:Am
Wauchula
196 State Road 62
Bowling Green, Fl
--CONSIGNORS WELCOME-
Tractors. Firm Equip, Vehicle. ATV's Const.
Mach, and Much More
DeMott Auction Co, inc
Terry DeMott, Sr. F #AU1833 AB1285
Phone .(863)773-6600
e'l:,,'ww i3T41nn2ui.r, co:m


7040 AppliancesT
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it offat our office,
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
MAYTAG DRYER- good condition. $25.00
(863)385-4049 after 6pm
USED APPLIANCES Refrigerators and Stoves
starting at $99.00. Washer and Dryer sets
starting at $150.00. 30 day warranty. Used
sofa and bedroom set. Call 863-385-0007.
WALK-IN FREEZER 9'x9'x9' Used one yr.
$3500 8OO. Call 863-452-0433 or 863-257-
1996
W./SHER ,. DRI E Se- 'or more, 1 ,mi-er
Washer $75.00. Dryer free with washer pur-
chase. Call 863-382-9475.'
Washer and Dryer $75 ea. Stove also $75.
Looks and works great. Like new! 863-386-
5448

7060 Antiques collectible
Visit and Shop
for Quality Christmas Antique & Gifts.
Space 4 Alligator Aftique Mall
at 2651 Us 27 South.
"Tn.wnks and Happy Holidays.*

7100 ., Radio,& Stere.o
rCA 19 T V goo':d ,ris.sori, needs universal
remote $25.00. Call 863-655-0243.

7 140 Computers & Supplies
BROTHERS WORD processor. Good Condition
$30.00 Great for high school or college stu-
dents. Call (863)465-9937 after 4pm

BRUTUS

SAYS..


Pr

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Rentls: ommecial Annal'.


7 140 Computers & Supplies
COMPUTER 19" MON. DVD C.D. BURNER 256
RAM $140.00 CALL 863-664-1435.

HP COLOR printer works great $50.00 Please
call Pam at (863)465-9937
NEW COMPUTER- You're approved-
Guaranteed. Bad credit? No problem! No
credit check. Name brands. Checking ac-
count required. 800-486-8146.
Call BlueHippo Funding now for Free bonus.
PROCESSOR WIRELESS FOR INTERNET
SEARCH AND EMAIL. CAN USE WITH TV."
$15. CALL 863-699-1119.
WEB T.V./ MSN TV2 RM4100 Internet & Me-
dia Player. Complete package: Keyboard, re-
mote, etc. Used 4 mths. ( Orig $215.00 )
$100.00. Call 863-385-7940.

7 180 Furniture























OPEN M-F 9-5 &
1SAT. 9-3.

DOWNTOWN LAKE PLACID*
2 3EW r :Iner -ri, B l.. 1:10
(863)214-1965
9 Drawer Oak Dresser/ with Mirror, 59 in.
Long. Paid $1000. asking $250.00. Gall 863-
655-0243.
BEIGE COLOR futon, new condition. $175.00
(863)402-0323
Brown Lift Chair. Very Good Condition, paid
$700.00. asking $200. Used only 1 month.
Call 863-655-0243.
CHAIR/SWIVEL ROCKER, RECLINER, MEDI-
UM BLUE, IN GREAT CONDITION. $200.00
CALL 863-453-7027.

ESTATE ITEMS LIKE NEW
Bassett Cherry 5pc dining set 399.95
Bassett Cherry China Cabiriet..399.95
7pc Italian dining set ..............399.95
Contemporary 5pc. d ine 2.e tl
w/caster tilt swivel chCirO '299.95
White Metal 5 pc dinette set
'199.95
4pc Faux Stone & Ash Bedroom set
$499.95
4pc Ethan Allen Bedroom set..'399.95
4pc White Wash Bedroom set
'399.95
Rattan Twin Sleeper..............'199.95
Rattan Sectional w/jaquered fabric
'399.95
Sofa Sleepers Your Choice......p299.95
Sofa w/matching Loveseats (4 sets)
Roll Top Desk 83 05
'299.95
Disney type Kids 8pc twin bedroom set
*299.95
Recliners starting at...........'...99.95
We are now Accelpting Quality
Like New Consignments
West Coast Furniture
5535 ,US 27 South
863-382-1117
CHECK OUR WEB PAGE AT
westcfurnitu re.com

Coffee Table, glass-topped; 4ft. x 20"w.
$25.00 cash only. Call 863-453-6431
CONSIGNMENT NOW accepting quality
items. Call West Coast Furniture. 863-382-
1117 .
DAYBED- WHITE metal! $200.00 obo
(863)655-3264

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 $97uip,
100-Headboardsrt79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
Next to Lowes & across from
Home Depot


I RAL SATEAUTOI


Single Family Home & 5 Acres
(4) 5 Acre Tracts of Land Buy One or All!
500 Ruffians Way Sebring, Florida
Auction Conducted On Site
11:00 A.M. SATURDAY DECEMBER 16
Located Close to Everything in Highlands County
& Sebring

4 BR/3BA House on 5 Acre Site with
Water Frontage (pond),
2,800 Sq. Ft. under Roof 10 Foot Ceilings
2 Out Buildings Situated on 5 Acre Tract)

Acreage: Total 25 Acres
Land Cleared and in Pasture

Great Investment Opportunity!
eviews: Drive-by at your convenience & 2 hours prior to auction
10% Buyer's Premium $5,000 required to Bid
moNAL .AUvcnoN 1-800-659-7004
o M P A N Yr J www.natlauction.com
AB640 AU899


LIKE NEW!
Luo l ) e rL.L riabl! pricd r hia r.- m,
in 2o01- c, thedrA eilin , decoran e ule
o- woud flut-fl,'g, knck hcnr ,: bj%'wird,r.,,,
honoka .k c abn inhs .ppi.cesN &
sad surtJce appharLes, .paciou. hng
area & a rormariic m.reer .uI e b.th
wi/ indo,:,, sex & gaird,:n .ub
Directions: US 27 to Sun 'N Lake Blvd., (R) on Columbus $259900
Ri ion Bonnie Dr home on ri L
Country. ClIb Rea- .






News-Sun, Sunday, December 10, 2006


SMonday, December 11th
DAYS. ONLY* &Tuesday, December 12
'd& - ml M M-_ - -& M I


ANSTARTS TOMORROW


PLTNM GOL JEER


Tlw-reis i'ialway's a. demand for o14 items of jewclIy, aj4 TI~bt ntnwr the
inaiket ;s stiong. 'We buy diammdr I~of zp1l .'ibapofiand si7CF.. VOU
diiunoada 1U~ly he Il)Osbc u1FTn Ii i Lekd. iF yuu avre a .I..A. Certiricate ~it hr.
ituportiant tohring it wi ith y4). Dia-u'n&iudcome- in cnyol~ors and
qtialificsi. Most pw~ple do AMrfttelize tha t d~iamond. canin ahp be bluc,
piuk, yellow. Bxeea a r gqyr, We will buy Your diamrondq; by themesdm
or monteu d in almost mty typc of j cwcry. -Art Tecco and ArtL NonIv1aJ.
jeweiiy (frum 20",., 30's Aid 40 's') was fteqttently made Combinin:g,
diimunids,%vith oLh--r pt-cioaqstalnei: Dueo]ds, Rubles or -Sappbirvs. If
you are t nL urr, iif your jewky. is made of gold. or'plairtInum. bting'it int
and let us cbeck it. rx.


10:00AM 4:30PM


.. ter President


Some Examples
Rolex up to $15,000
C Cartier up to $ 10,000
Vacheron Constantin..................upto $ 3,500
Patek Phillipe up to $ 25,000
Pocket Watches up to $ 6,000
Movado upto$ 2,800 -
Le Coultre upto$ 2,600
Universal Geneve up to $ 3,800
Omega upto$ 2,500
We buy Rolex, Cartier, Parck Phillippe, Vacheron
Constantin, Le Coulute, Bulova, preitling,
Omega, Corum, Audeumars, Piguctr, ,Gruen,
Jaeger-LeCoultmre, Laninm Piaget, Tiffany,
Universal Geneve, Van Cik.. I & Arpels, Movado. I-
Complicated watches bring the highest prices.
Platinum, Pink or Rose Gold is very desirable.
Doctors wwthes or watches with extra dials on tie
face may mean more money for you. Extra buttons,
alarms, or chiming watches arc very desirable. We also bay old railroad and pocket w catches of all kinds. We buy ladies Rolex, Cartier, Parak Phillipe,
etc. and many watches made of gold, platinum & diamonds.
*WE BUY WATCHES IN ANY CONDITION, WORKING OR NOT,


ArtGasAntiue


V Carat Diamond..........up to $ 1,000
I1 Carat Diamond...........up to $ 4,500
2 Carat Diamond...........up to $15,000
3 Carat Diamond...........up to $22,000
5 Carat Diamond ..........up to $100,000



W ve aea -great demand right now for diamonds of all
sizes, but particularly larger diamonds (5 car-ats or more)
these bring much more money. We will buy old mine cut or
European cut stones. Due to large contracts our buying power
is stronger now than ever before! We will buy your diamonds
with or without a G.IA. Certificate. Your diamonds may be
mounted in gold or platinum. We also buy old mountings that
have had the stones removed.


Antique Lamps, Art Glass
Rockwood
Tiffany
Roseville
Gouda
Desk Sets
Galle
Meissen
Sevres Bronze
Old Bronzes a Marble
Daum, Nancy
Leverre Francais
Illustration Art
Paintings on Porcelain


Cameos
Lladro
Hummel
Royal Doulton
Icart Etchings
Victorian Jewelry
Handel Lamps
Lalique
Masonic Items
R. Lalique
Moorcroft
SCartier Clocks ,
Porcelain Boxes
Fine China Sets
KPM
Zippo Lighters
Old Oil Paintings
Miniature Paintings
Dunhill Lighters
Old Fountain Pens
Swarowski


I We Buy Single Items orAn Entire Estate I


Flatware Sets up to $9,000
Serving Trays ....up to $6,000
Tea Sets ..up to $10,000
Candelabra. Bring for Cash Offer






Tea Sets, Baskets, Bowls, Candelabra,
Picture Frames, Bring for CASH Offer
We pay premium prices for all Tiffany, Jens i&
Cartier Bring in for Offer
WE. BUY ANY STERLING SILVER ITEMS... NO SILVER PLATE PLEASE.


ISGODCISSI. US SIRCON.


US DOLLARS 1849 1889. up to $2,000


US $2.50 1796 1907 ........ up to
US $2.50 Indianhead ......... up to
$3.00 1854 1889 .............. up to
US $5 1795- 1908 ............. up to
$5 Indianhead 1908 1929 up to
$10 1795 -1907 ................ up to


$2,000
$2,000
$5,000
$2,000
$2,000
$2,000


$10 Indianhead 1907 1937 up to $2,000
US $20 1850 1907 ........... up to $2,000
$20 Saint Gaudens 1907 1933 up to $2,000
$50 1851 1855, 1915 ...... up to $6,000
* Prices are based on condition & rarity


Choice Gem
$15,000
$25,000
$15,000
$20,000
$15,000
$10,000
$30,000
$15,000
$15,000
$20,000
$35,000


Choice Gem
BUST TYPE DOLLARS 1794 1803 ............... up to $3,000 $70,000
SEATED DOLLAR 1840-1873 up to $1,500 $20,000
TRADE DOLLARS 1873 1885...................... up to $500 $3,500
MORGAN DOLLARS 1878 1904 ....upto $2,000 $20,000
PEACE DOLLARS 1921 -1935 .......upto$100 S7,500
BUST 1/2 DOLLARS 1794-1839 ..up to $200 S1,000
LIBERTY SEATED 1/2 DOLLARS 1839-1891 .........................up to $500 S2,500
BARBER 1/2 DOLLARS 1892 1915.......... upto $100 S1,000
WALKING LIBERTY 1/2 DOLLARS...........................up to$50 S2,000
QUARTERS 1796 1891 up to $1,000 S5,000
BARBER QUARTERS.. ..up to $200 S1,000
STANDING LIBERTY QUARTERS up to$2,500 $ 0,000
TWENTY-CENT PIECES ......... up to $200 S1,000
DIMES 1796 -1891 ............. ,............up to $2,500 $ 0,000
BARBER DIMES 1892 -1916. ...............up to $200 $1,000
MERCURY DIMES........ ................ ......upto $200 $1,000
HALF DIMES 1794 -1873 ....................................up to $4,000 $10,000
* Prices are based on condition & rarity.


We buy U.S. Type Coins Proof 90% Silver Coins
I Sets Comnmeanoratives *
US LARGE SIZE BILLS........ UP to $10,000 Mint Sets !oForei n Gold & HALVES (Pre-1965) .............$1.25 to $3.50 ea.
UP Silver. AlliCertIf ad Coins. ntUlARTERS i tI y o nw .cajn#the
)% 56I-P $I~J 4#'~ 65 to $1 75 ea


US SMALL SIZE BILLS .........u.... p to $5,000
SILVER CERTIFICATES ................. up to $5,000
FRACTIONAL CURRENCY ............ up to $2,000
$500 BILL ........................... up to $10,000
$1,000 BILL........................... up to $25,000
$10,000 BILL ...................... up to $50,000
Prices are based on condition & rarity


DIMES (Pre-1965) ...................$.25 to $.70 ea.
WAR NICKELS BUFFALO NICKELS
V NICKELS* SHIELD NICKELS
1/2 CENT PIECES LARGE CENTS
2 CENT PIECES 3 CENT PIECES
COMMEMORATIVE COINS
Important Do Not Clean Coins


items, dhit is ynr oppounity o camt
them to CAS. Ca h in th e haUd is tbwr
than umuscd items lyiang arouam
When u convet titas items to C4S
you sW o nlimina cosdly irnrance
prmlm.ro, or safety (depoidt box rentol fw
safe wohragt.
WewillgivC youFREEvcbalCvTaltnio
so tha you will kaow b6m much yoU could
cet fur your items. hae is sewr amy
obligation to fielL
Some oforc cefomU s pW(Iter to liquiale
and divide rhe CASH amoD a b
to eliminate tdie poiasl ffor Afin
trgarding whu got w&at.
Twsry' Is lce-sed by your local atmdUe
govinIentsl.


Bank & Home Visits
Available
BONDED & INSURED


Licensed Estate Buyers for 3 Generations
Security On Premises


Authorized
PCGS & NGC
Coin Dealer


2 DAYS ONLY
10:00 AM 4:30 PM
Inn On The Lakes
3100 Golfview Rd.- Sebring

1-888-280-7979


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WE BUY ALL TYPES

OF GOLD PLATINUM

& SILVER

For More Information CALL TOLL FREE
1-888-280-7979


SECURITY ON

PREMISES

Plenty of Parking

Available


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10B


7180 Furniture
6 PC Bedroom set. Beautiful Florida look of
Bamboo and rattan with tops of faux marble
look. King size headboard, triple dresser,lg
mirror, chest on chest, 2 end tables.
$1500.00 ($4800.00 ushers) (863)471-1917
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!

New Mattress Sets
Twin set $198
SFull $248
Queen $298.
King $498
4 Piece Wicker Bedroom Set $498
5 Piece Rattan Dinnett Set $498
Furniture Plus Lake Placid,
863-531-0010
ROLL TOP DESK, EXCELLENT SHAPE.
$50.00.CALL 863-465-0607.
TABLE, DRAFTING, 2 DRWS.OAK PRO 28x50
+ SWIVEL CHR. $250.00 CALL 863-655-3206.

720 Apparel &
7200 Household Goods
CHINA PLATES/ Platium finish set of 6. Ex.
Condition. Call 863-385-1615.
CUPS & SAUCERS/ 12 Different designs.
Keepsafe original $9.99, Flower prints $4.99
each. $4.99 each. Call 863-385-1615.
GEORGE FORMAN PORTABLE GAS GRILLE.
MODEL GP160. $40.00. CALL 863-655-3264.
KENMORE MICROWAVE 1000 WATT, OLD
BUT EXCELLENT CONDITION. $25.00 CALL
863-452-5607.
WINE RACK CAT 31x18 HOLDS 10 BOTTLES
& 4 GLASSES $20.00. 863-655-3206.


7260 Musical Merchandise
GUITARS WANTED I will buy your old Gibson
or Fenber guitar. Will travel Call 407-733-
1687
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
i" i,, | hin.m,: ,: il i i- ; 1 ..ir, l i rerw ii.,= wouJl,
ri:,l ,, l p n.rl,:,p)h= lin 040 LIn InA': 1 .11l
be offered a tax-deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!

7300 Miscellaneous
$700-$800,000++ **2006!**.. FREE CASH
GRANTS! NEVER REPAY! Personal/ Medical
Bills, School, New Housing, Business. AS
SEEN ON T.V. Live Operators! Call Now!


i, ring -.:1 i | :. , e'l li L ill .J
655-0243.
"ANGEL" 6 styles-ceramic & porceliah. good
condition. $3.00 each. Call 863-385-1615.
BAD MITTEN SET, i.IMlPLET_ WITH BAG.
NEW, NEVER USED. $15.00. CALL 863-453-
7027 :
Cassket viih in-- TIJOD pressure washer
craftsman .240Ci.'i 'i .: 'nce on wheels$350
bruno e ,:vi .nel ,:ri a, lift. for rear vichel
$850 call 863-471-0446 or 863-381-4340
Ceramis Christmas church .& village, school
house, etc. Some lite up. $ no00 e~ch Call 863-
385-1615 .
__ Chase oJuniie a iiu:ijli.e back & .cover
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7300 Miscellaneous
CHINA LIBERTY blue by Staffordshire 45
pieces $150. Call 382-9181
CHINA, MADEIRA 3744, SRVC FOR 8 +
$550.00 VALUE. FOR $150.00 CALL 863-655-
3206.
DIRECTV FREE 4 Room system! NO credit
card required! 250+ Channels! Starts
$39.99! FREE DVR or HD receiver! Also, Dish
Network $19.99! FREE Movie Channels!
1-800-574-2260
DOUBLE BOWL stainless steel sink, excellent
condition 19x32x7 $45.00 (863)402-0323
FIREWOOD, SPLIT, Oak dry seasoned
$90. per face cord. (863) 465-1161
FREE CASH GRANTS! $700-800,000++
**2006!** NEVER REPAY! Personal/ Medi-
cal Bills, School, Business, Housing. $49 bil-
lion unclaimed 2005! Live Operators! CALL
NOW! 1-800-592-0366 Ext. 212
FREE DIRECTV 4 Room system! NO credit
card required! 250+ Channels! Starts
$39.99! FREE DVR or HD receiver! Also, Dish
Network $19.99! FREE Movie Channels!
1-800-490-1814
G.M. TRUCK BED LINER $10.00. 2 WALKERS
ONE W/ INTERCHANGEABLE WHEELS $10.00
& $5.00. ONE ADJUSTABLE BATH CHAIR
$10.00. ONE BATH STOOL $10.00. AND ONE
BEDSIDE POTTRY CHAIR $10.00. CALL 863-
465-2730.-
GLASSWARE, WEXFORD ASSORTED OVER
50 PIECES. $35.00 CALL 863-655-3206.
Gorham Sterling snowflake ornaments 1976-
1979. $65.00 each. Call 863-385-7940.


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!


HITCH, M.H. MOUNT, AVENTA 2 COMPLETE.
$225.00. CALL 863-386-5357.
JACKET/ MENS SUEDE LEATHER, SIZE 36,
CAMEL COLOR, WORE 4 TIMES, LIKE NEW
$30.00. CALL 863-453-7027
JET DOCK/ Hold 2 Sea Doo's Floating, Cost
$3800 new. Sacrifice $1500. Call 863-382-
9475.
King matress like new $100 call 863-471-
0446 or 863-381-4340
LARGE BLUE color.oriental rug Good condi-
tion $25.00 obo Large Green oriental rug
and small matching rug. $35.00 obo
(863)385-4049 after 6pm
Large Ceramic/ Mexican Cookie Jar. Original
design. $7.00. Call 863-385-1615.
MENS, BOYS & ladies household clothes
:'.:mie ,iin tr w,,rni iD.0 & up
(8.s1)2 I-.1' 1i:i7 Lakewood rd. Sebring
Miniature Car Franklin Mint Mercedes 1935
$85 863-386-0684
MINK COAT AND HAT .4.i1i, CALL 863-471-
1422
Mouur :l spi -wrrlii,,l $1101 and Dlowpr
..0 2spa heaters $200 each, call 863-471-
0446 or 863-381-4340
NEVER BEEN used permanent make up ma-
chine, with make up, standing magnifying
light, and table. Complete set up. $2000.00
(863) 446-1428 or (863)446-1369
PILLOWS (2) king size $12.00 each
(863)386-0684
PRUNING SAW & Trimmer- extends to 10'
$5.00 (863)402-0153
ROCKING HOVER ( METAL STAND ) ALMOST
LIKE NEW. WILL MAKE A GREAT GIFT.
$30.00. CALL 863-402-2285 .
Shaffold:Cbmniercial,.2' x 6' x6' like new. Cost
$185.00. Sell $75.00. Call 863-402-1945.


7300 Miscellaneous
"Six in one" Fax machine message center-like
new.$45.00. Call 863-699-1911.
SPREADER/SCOTTS 3000 SPEEDY GREEN
SPINNER TYPE, IN LIKE NEW CONDITION.
$22.50. CALL 863-453-7027.
STOP FORECLOSURE guaranteed. This is not
bankruptcy. We do not buy houses.
1-800-771-4453 ext. 3550
www house911.com
Tredmill Electric $75 call 863-471-0446 or
863-381-4340
TREE AND palm trees artificial $10each.
(863)214-1965
Typewriter Xerox programmable XT $45
863-386-0684
WEDDING DRESS SIZE 6. With Crinoline,
Tiara, Vail, Jewelry, shoes and bra. $300.00.
Call 446-3325.
WERNER STEP ladder- 2' aluminum. Like
new. $15.00 (863)402-0153


7380 Machinery & Tools
BATTERY OPERATED skill drill 3/8 $10.00
(863)402-0153
CRAFTSMAN AIR compressor- make offer
$200.00 (863)214-6697
4037 Lakewood rd. Sebring
TOOLS- OVER $200.00 worth. Priced.
Equipment.and misc. make offers.
4037 Lakewood rd. Sebring


7400, Lan & Garden
2 SPEED grass & leaf blower $3.00
(863)402-0153
LAWN MOvER (raniiJ'i pusr, ri-el type
$45.00 (863)386-0684
NEUTON LAWN mower/ trimmer/ edger, etc.
24 volt electric battery operated. $175.00 obo
(863)402-0153


7500 Livestock & Supplies
Quality Horse Boarding in Avon Park full care
$350 a month. Daily turn out w/horse walker
two riding arenas-near by trails. 863-443-
4859

7520 Pets &Supplies
3 SIAMESE FEMALE. : NEED A GOOD
HOME. WERE ABANDONED. CALL 863-873-
6628.
AKC REGISTERED LAB puppies. First shots
and r1,.lin cerinicale. Needs good home.
$400.00. Call 863-452-2526 or 863-449-
0105.
BEADLE PUPPIES,SmjII iri-colored IVel
checked. First shots. 3 females, 3 males.
$200.00 to $250.00. P.O.P Call 863-381-1668
or 863-382-3370.
MALE YEAR OLD ROTTWEILER. FREE TO
GOOD HOME. GREAT WITH KIDS. CALL 863-
835-2307


NOTICE

Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
have*- anr official health certificate
and proper shots and be free of in-
testinal and external parasites.


7520 Pets & Supplies
PET SITTING. BY THE HOUR OR DAY. PER-
FESSIONAL CARE. EXCELLENT REFERENCES.
CALL 863-781-6912
RABBIT TO GIVE AWAY. Liter trained. w/cage.
No more than 5lbs. Long ears. White with
brown eyes and brown ears. Call 863-414-
4198.
Shihtzu puppies CKC reg 1 male $550
1 female $650 now taking deposits. Call 385-
8676.
WEIMARANER PUP 5 mos old females shot &
papers $400.00. Call 863-655-1929

40 Fresh Fruits &
7 0 Vegetables
Ralph's Fruit is ready! Grapefruit, Five gal.
buckets, $5.00. Oranges, $6.00. U, I, Or we
pick. 706 S Marshall Ave. Avon Park. 453-
6259.
YOU-PICK- Strawberries, Navels,
Oranges & Grapefruit. (863)382-4348


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
12 FT Areo- Alum boat. fisherman 6hp- oars,
seats, etc. (863)453-9114
1977 18FT VIKING. Center Console. 85 hp
evenrude. Riged for crappie fishing. Runs
great. No trailer. $29,090. Call quick. Jeff 1-
239-850-3403.
2305 Sirlu.. 285 Pro '* basibO loi.','i- jt.
Cji OiTi iraiIr ',amijri i,, 15 lull i iruTi-,,I
pack, custom cover Only 50 hours on it 3 year
extended warranty $24 i000 .: l 863-2')-o.S033
2-l,:,wrnce .51 3 Daneri s

8 1 O 1Fitness & Exercise
8 5I Equipment,
TONi LIT-LE S GAZELLE FREE STiLE TO.
TAL BOD.' WORKOUT COLLECTION W/VNID-,
EO'S $125.00. LIKENEW CALL 863-385-
7353.

8350 Sporting Goods
2 BIKES, orit female ajnd roni m,,al
$34.00 i1900 8632i-.196%5
MURRA'R s speed. 125 r ho11)1 t i 3cI ir,-
,lud d ri a low :an ior 1250i 00
(8630214-3426


9000
Transportation


9 100 Motorcycles & ATVs
FOR SALE
YAMAHA BLASTER
Just rebuilt, over bored toomy
B-1 pipe, widened (space kit),
UNI air filter with outer ware,
approx. 5 hours on new top
end. GREAT CONDITION!
4,000 O.B.O.
Call: 863-655-0891 ask for Deb


AP-GARAGE SALEi/ 16 E Corneil Si Thuri-
Fri De: 14iin & 15th irom 8-5i Cnrisma die:-d
orations, Dishes Kicnien cabinet, Furnilure
ard LOIS Oj Mis4C
AP-GAAAGE SALE, Hair Depol 2650 HWV 2.
N Sun Dec 10in Hug'e mulll lamilv yard sale
Nice lurrniure AntiQues lools. loys bikes
dolls laddierS gaining r,:,o m i eTi elc

Having a Garage Sale?
Make more frioney by reaching thou-
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$11 27 ycou get 5 lines fir one weeek in
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at no additional charge.
Call today' (8631 385-6155.

LP-GARAGE SALE 39 Jasmrne SI Cover-
bridge Sal-Sun De i6rn & 171n 9-1pm
nri'nimna. imems Porciin doll,:, Some nrouse.
noia items ana eic
LP-GiANT 'ARD SALE' Sylvan Snores 1811
Cia'Jel St Sla Dec 161h from 8-" Furrinture
[i.she-, Cloining Fatric Protecsirionj Clan
Tent jan mucri. much more


SB- 3624 Pineview Dr (behind Taylor Renlal)
Sai-Sun, Dec 9.10, 8am.' Huge yard Sale
lo'. clinOls locis nrsning poles, misc way
10r mu,:i l 0 mention
B-.MOviNG SALE / 3833 PonriLe Dc Leon
Blvd Sunday Del: 10in Driving room turniture.
New washeridr/er tales Lamps, Chairs and
:lner iiemr
SB-.'ARD SALE 142 7 Palm Bind On Kenil.
worth Sal Dec 161n Irom 8-2p m Carpel.
K,,. and owv Bridal gowori, 94 Probe, Furni-
rurte G,'li ciucs Dresser. Weights Cages Re.
:liner and Student desls

SB-i'ARD SALE' 2212 Gardenview Rd. SaT
Dec 91h 8-12p m Luls ul misc. 2 Family Ga-
rage Sale
5.B-iARD SALE.' 310 VanWall Terrace SeDr-
rig Countr/ ESuiLsS oh Tnunderbird Rd. Sat
Dec 16Th Irm 8-' LOIs 01 Misc

WAREHOUSE SALE/ 1500 LAKE VIEW DR.
BACK WAREHOUSE BEHIND SEB MINI
STORAGE SAT SUN CLOSE OUT MERCHAN-
DISE TOYS, CLOTHES HOUSEHOLD ITEMS,
MATTRESS SETS FURNITURE, HOT
TUB'SPAS. OVER STOCK MERCHANDISE


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs 9400 AutomotiveWanted


2003 Suzuki JR80 $1100.00 call 863-699-
1721 or 239-253-9570
2004 AAMAHA FFii.il' Sirer Fihrer riil.,d
bike. 3k miles Perinec iw ,',ridilioini Ga ,i
kept. $4650. 2i005u. .3jiTr WR-iJOF Diil Biei
wtilh ,.rhic 2 Hr-, u e Irlmm :ulalh i. itI
Ci"ii 063" a14.9"'i) C',r 86.e4J.crl.b22


9200 Trucks
CHEv. P LI 19',8 do, rin 1 .1 ,ll fear eni]i
complete with axles. brakes & 5 lug wheels.
115 000 ,:, 3163 ,55.?"' ,4 .
CHEVY PU i988. 9 .e.. RiH ,:i.de re
place 'r lendei r 1.50 10 ui,:, I ,t. j1'i,"
3264

9220 Utility Trailers
'200U Tro il Il nri u'0 i 'upier i ij her ,ilc j.i
e ,i-' ,T,, :r i, r iii',rii,' ii pri a v .;' e tli rou n
Lid.' nnu rir.rimT,,l irn'] .i, ';".00 liill .:1..
2i' 1.15'

935O Automotive Parts
3 J & Accessories
4*' b iull U[ sile.. HRamp Spar, iire'-"Anii- i
g, :, l *:.rij e'ii OI iaii 863.11J'"-'1915
.2 F-150 DRIVEFi DOOR 5IMALL DEJT Ol
BOTTOM ; .50 00 CALL 86:'-381-815
93 CHEV, i B13,er. 1 J ,ir tjlv [r'in. ,'nr i
liJOi. le dr .Il: i i: ril:h orilI bump
Pr I5,. i at r i i' .- 4
94 TO 9 H, drij Aii:rtdl PH ryili ,,Ti'i'il
Kitlan i, *.Iil in :3 r ivii- l r a i:,.l onily ;5, iJ"I
obo i863 -ti.".5 :
95 FORD TRUCK. 461 Engine. Rear End. New
Tires. Rims and more. Call 863-446-2027.
BUMPER REAR CHROAlME 2005 F-251.1 MulijiF.
LIr"1G $5. )0 CALL 863-655.-206
. HITCH, RECEIvEi CLASS 3,', & Ur'IVEF,SAL
MONTI.IT ADJIJST FROM 1 TO .T1 WIDE
$100.00. CALL F3.-1453-70?7


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9420 Antiques Classics
lT lI.IE Fiuin OjDa ri cuabi canel oak tunei
C", it )iajn :lc round 1.3ble w.lour rmaricr ng
,ririi C-lla 86':.1-1.9930


9450 Automotive for Sale
i' 3 Cortene C(op power Sleering power
trate i3' ii,j10.000 l 114'1-06C(1 aner 5pm
19-. HONDrA ACORi E',.n inningg but ruJnS
l,:JId .',: T .i.00 OBO Call 863- 381-.334
i199 FULL S-e Frai Brornc 4.-wheel drive
A'C 98s $2.00i OB1 Call ?81-.:784
19i9 BLIlK La.brie ior Salt Dependabie
Gii, l 'as.r mnile'- Coldd air 1501, Oei-.ni use
'1ii $1 .OO Ciall .',3-.55.0299
92 F-i.0 6 BEE. DUEL TANK OPENINGS

98 CADILLAC Deville, E'cellenL
Condition in and out! Must see!
Lois of upgrades. Beautiful car!
$5500.00 obo 863-414-1738
To ,)i C,ariTimr, it 2005 4dr .il-u. r gry'
9 i:io0nmi Lla,'i-- rin smo'e. jjarage1 $1.8.000
LJn 96'.452.690;
USED CAR.' 199I' BuluC Lja.i'abe rt roo ,:cndi
isrin $ii00 Call jain 5 00p m 863.314-_
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PAUSE AND CONSIDER

Jan Merop


The 'W' of

Christmas
Don't you love the pre-
cious innocence and antics
inherent in children's
Christmas programs? I
treasure the memories of
our children as they -partic-
ipated in pageants.
Sometimes a child
unknown ingly mispro-
nounces a word or uses it
out of context in a song or
narrative. Their innocence
brings smiles and
approve al.
But. sometimes their
slip-ups are more pro-
found.
Look as hard as you can
at the word Christmas and
you won't find a "w" hid-
den there. However, God
often uses a child to unveil
the hidden things.
A relative once sent me
the story of a 6-year-old
kindergarten boy w ho had
been memorizing songs for
his school's winter pag-
eant. Since some parents
had to work the night of
the pageant, the teacher
opened dress rehearsal for
them to attend.
As the mom entered the
building, she hushed her
hurried spirit that had
begun to overwhelm her in
spite of the way s she had
cut back during the season.
The public school system
had stopped referring to
the holiday) as Christmas.
so she expected the usual
fun. commercial entertain-
ment.
She listened to the songs
of each class. Then her
son's class rose io sing
"Christmas Love." a title
that surprised her.
All the children glowed
%with excitement %wearing
mittens, colorful sweaters
and hats. Each child in the
front row-center stage had
a large letter that the. held
up at the appropriate time
to spell out the song's title.
Each letter stood for a
w ord. such as "C for,
Christmas," "H for happy."
and so forth. At the end.
the letters %would spell.
"Christmas Love."
Everything went
smoothIl until ever one
noticed a tiny girl unknown -
ingly holding the letter
"NI" upside do% n. Some
of the children in the audi-
ence giggled at her mis-
take. But the little girl had
no idea they laughed at her
and continued to proudly
hold her letter.
When finallI the last let-
ter %was raised, the laughter
subsided and a hush filled
the room. There for all to
see was the message.
"CHRIST WAS LOVE."
"And a little child w ill
lead them." says Isaiah 11:
6b. NV.
Let all our festive ities be
infused b\ this message.
Christ was lo\e. And he
most certain\ still is.
He demonstrated it by
coming as a humble child
and grew to be a
servant/leader whose e en-
tual death and resurrection
made his lo ing purpose
clear by sa ing us from
our sins and proud hiding
eternal life for all who
believe.
So. put the "W\V" in
Christmas. It's a truth that
needs unw rapping not only
at Christmas. but every
day of the year. Selah.

Jain Alerop 'f Sebrnn is
a contributing 4 riter o/ the
New s-Sun. Her book
'Pause and Consider' is
available at the News-Sun.


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SECTION C SUND.. '--. DECE BER 10 .- : -.06. .

SECTION C SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10. 2006


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.


Christmas Around




The World


An event for all

ages to enjoy
By JAN MEROP
N'i41. i un cvur4 4mt.. 14tiiJ
AVON PARK
Reproductions of America., tal..
Japan. Mexico. United
Kingdom and the Middle East
%\ill transform the campus of the Union
Congregational Church. 106 N. Butler
Ave.
Through the creati% ity of volunteers
from the church's art. Christian educa-
uon and youth departments, the large
church campus %%ill turn into
"Christmas Around the World." Each
building on the campus will be repre-


Sle\e Becker puts the final touches on the
construction in the village.


sentative of a different country on the
outside and inside featuring food
from the native land from 5-7 p.m.
Saturday. Dec. 16.
A "train ride" with conductor Jeff
Roth is especially designed to gi\e the
children some added fun. It will take its
riders on a tour around the campus.
This large golf cart turned train will
stop at each building ending up at the
Middle East tents where a marshmallow

roast aw aits.
This event is back b% popular
demand. Two years ago the church cre-
ated a turn-of-the-century dow% nto% wn
Christmas village This year they've
expanded it to include other nations.
"This is a continual thing." said pas-
tor Jim Lanier. "People showed up in
droves last time, but because it is con-
tinual and people come and go, it keeps
moving."
There's plenty to do as there is a 15
minute choral program in the church
which is continually performed e% ery
half hour.
This year a North Pole with Santa
and Mrs. Claus will welcome the chil-
dren.
The United Kingdom is designed
with kids in mind. Ital% will be the
main eating area Lwith pizza and other
Italian dishes and an outdoor patio. All
the others will also have interesting
dishes to offer.
"The most exciting time is at 5 p.m.
when the music begins and is heard all
over the campus w while a bubble
machine creates the appearance of
snow." Lanier said.
This is a bridge event for Union
Congregational Church and the mem-
bers are already planning another come
and go event w ith an outdoor jazz con-
cert. cheesecake and,coffee,in the
spring.
"First. it is a bridge between our
departments where they unite to put on
the event. Then it's a bridge to the com-
munity to give them an awareness of


Conductor Jeff Roth lakes kids and adults on a train ride last year through the pavilions.


Want to go?


What: Christmas Around The World
When: 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Dec. 16
Where: Union Congregational Church, 101 Jim Rodgers Ave., Avon
Park
Directions: Turn onto Main Street from U.S. 27. Go to the middle of
the city and make a left near Auto Options onto Butler Avenue. Go
one block and look for the white picket fence around the property.
Admission: Free
Details-"Call the church office.at 453-3345 ..


church and how we can have fun and
%worship at the same time."
There's plenty of parking, attendants
will guide visitors and groups can be


accommodated. Visitors are invited to
stay and stroll around outside and
inside the buildings throughout the
evening.


The choir prepares for their program


Growers describe beauty, obsession of orchids


By PATRICIA C. POND

AVON PARK A literary
%work blossomed into reality at
South Florida Community
College %when members of the
Orchid Society of Highlands
Counts brought their prize
plants to the Lifetime Learners
class recently.
Class members had gathered
for a discussion of "The Orchid
Thief" which is a true story
about people who are so
entranced w ith collecting
orchids that it becomes an
obsession. Before the book
review, the local growers
described their own experi-
ences. although they practice
propagation rather then thiev-
ery.
President Ed Fabik gave an
overview of the society's activ-
ities and described how he got
into growing orchids. Beth
Lamb explained orchid propa-
gation. Lamb is a consultant
who works with growers all
o'er the country. Hobbyist Bill
Ross explained the different
types of orchids and their cul-


ture. Ross and his % ife Darlene
have more than 3.000 orchids in
their shade houses in Lake
Placid.
Dan DeCausey brought sam-
ples of various potting mixtures
for different types of orchids,
and explained how to use them.
DeCausey and Ross then
demonstrated how to separate
and repot a mature orchid amid
cries and exclamations from the
audience as they carefully
sliced into a beautiful cattleya.
Ross removed the golden
blooms and gave them to some
of the Lifetime Learners.
The society members invited
anyone who is interested in
orchids to attend their monthly
meetings at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center in
Sebring. For additional infor-
mation, contact Ed Fabik at
465-2830.
Information about the variety
of classes presented by
Lifetime Learners Institute can
be obtained by calling SFCC's
Community Education
Department at 453-6661. ext.
7392.


PATRICIA C. POND/News-Sun
Beth Lamb (from left) describes orchid propagation to Elizabeth Johnson, Norie Fort and James Keller
during a Lifetime Learners class at South Florida Community College. Avon Park. Lamb, a member of
the Orchid Society of Highlands County, is a consultant who works with growers all oser the country.








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presents


Charo
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College is
closing out 2006 with an excit-
ing performance by Charo at
7:30 p.m. Thursday in the
SFCC Auditorium, Highlands
campus.
Since the early 1970s' Charo,
the comedian, stage and screen
performer, musician and singer,
has played an important role in
contemporary Latin music. The
spotlight is still shining brighter
than ever on Charo, who
received the "Female Pop'
Album of the Year" award from
the Billboard International
Latin Music Conference for her
1995 flamenco guitar inspired
platinum album, Guitar
Passion. She was \ oted t\v ice as
"Best Classical Flamenco
Guitarist in the World" by
"Guitar Player" magazine.
Charo, otherwise known as
Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez
Molina Baeza, was born in
Murica, Spain. She learned to
play the guitar from the world
famous master Andres Segos ia.
becoming a recording artist in
her early teens. Charo then trav-
eled to Las Vegas where she
performed in major casinos.
During this time. her album
"Cuchi-Cuchi" went platinum
and became a hit in nightclubs
worldwide. As her career pro-
gressed, Charo appeared in
numerous films including "The
Concorde Airport '79" and
"Moon Over Parador" with
Richard Dreyfuss. She made
hundreds of appearances on tel-
evision shows. including more
than 45 appearances on "The
Tonight Show\" with Johnn
Carson.


Coune: pi.ho,:.
Charo will be performing at South Florida Communil. College.
Avon Park, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.


Charo moved to Hawaii in
1987 to raise her son, and
exclusivel\ produced the vari-
et\ show. "Tropical Heat," at
the Hilton Hawaiian Village in
\\aikiki. For 10 \ears. it was
the most successful show in
Ha\ aii.
In the summer of .2000,
Charo felt it %\as ume to return
to mainstream show production
and headed for Las Vegas.
\ here she produced and head-
lined in one of the hottest show s
on the Las Vegas Strip. Her
show, "Bra\o." opened at the
Venetain Hotel and Casino in
2001 and was named the "Best
Variety Show in Las Vegas" by
"Time" magazine. In Januar.
2003,. Charo received a Screen
Actor's Guild award for being
the creator and founder of Latin
style She \was gisen the ke) to
the cit\ of Las Vegas b\ Mayor
Oscar Goodman in 2004. and
also appeared on television in
VHI's "The Surreal Life 2004."


Charo not only created and
established the new salsa style,
but also made it possible for
contemporary Latin music to
reach the heights of popularity
it has today. Her latest albums
break new ground bN featuring
and combining new -age fla-
menco-pop with some of the
greatest classical masterpieces
ever written.
Charo's performance is co-
sponsored by Dr. and Mrs.
Placido NI. Roquiz Jr. and Drs.
Abe and Carmelita Lim.
Tickets range from $21 to
$31 and ma\ be purchased
online 24 hours a day. seen
da s a week at w w.southflori-
da.edu. Tickets maN also be
purchased bN calling the SFCC
Box Office at 784-7178 or by
visiting the box office located at
the front of the SFCC
Auditorium. 600 West College
Drive. Avon Park. from 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monda.
through Friday.


Books unlock myp
It's such a small thing, hardly as big
as my thumb, but oh what trouble it is
to lose it. It affords peace of mind,
reveals ownership, hides secrets, but !
can give endless problems if it's not
properly identified. Have you guessed -
that I'm referring to what everyone has
too many of.... keys? Who doesn't
have one or more unidentified keys?
How many of us have accumulated so LieRi
many locks that our key rings have 10 LIBRA
or more keys attached? There are work Car
keys, safe keys, house keys, garage ae
keys, shed keys, car keys, and gate Hes
keys, even diary keys.
My best girlfriend's father had an
office in their home which sported a heam y wood-
en door with a large padlock on it. letting esery-
one know that his office was completely out of
bounds for anyone but himself. We thought of
that locked door as hiding a mysterious stash of
secret documents ... more likely it was her
father's way of keeping his architectural draw-
ings and plans safe from an\ over-zealous tidy -
ing.
Publishers know the power of certain words to
interest us in their wares. and they haven't let the
master\ associated %with locked doors and keys
slide b. them. MyNIstery writer Maj Sjowall's "The
Locked Room: The Story of a Crime" is one
example. The Frances Hodgson Burnett book
"The Secret Garden." is a storn of a 10-)ear-old
girl %who comes to lile in a lonely house on the
Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin
and the mysteries of a locked garden. This classic
storn has successfully made it into both large
print books and on the big screen, and continues
to fascinate and charm both young and old.
The Carolrhoda mini-mysteries series b\ chil-
dren's author Dan Cohen includes his story, "The
NMstery of the Locked Door." with twvo sisters
helping Officer Greenwood locate a coin stolen
from a valuable collection.
W\e know this can happen, so it's not too fic-


series for readers
tional for Stephen Krensky to write,
"Locked in the Library!" Although
Arthur and Francine aren't speaking to
each other, they must find a way.to set
aside their differences when they are
-.--, locked inr the library after it closes.
Who hasn't heard of a child locking
"* themselves in a car or other equally
f, inaccessible places? Writer Shirley
SLINEIS Hughes' story "Alfie Gets in First," has
RY LINES Alfie accidentally locking his mother
o- and baby sister Annie Rose outside,
*olyn %%ith him unable to reach the latch to
selin let them in. Soon the whole neighbor-
hood is involved in getting the door
open.
Television watchers of "Trading Spaces" know
the symbolism of keys. When couples trade their
house keys. it can only mean drastic changes to a
room in their house b) a neighboring couple
under the influence of a home designer. Check
out our DVD "Trading Spaces" for the joys and
horrors of letting strangers redo your favorite
room.
There are numerous nonfiction books earnest-
ly touting the claim that they hold the keys to us
understanding various problems ranging from
relationships, to preparing a will. to great writing,
to raising a 3-.ear-old.
Perhaps my most favorite nonfiction book title
would be "It's Hard to Make a Difference When
You Can't Find Your Keys." Can you guess what
the author's subject is? You hold the key to your
own personally organized home and workplace
when you check out this book (no guarantees,
however, that it %will also motivate your spouse
and/or your fellow workers.)

CarolYn Hesselink is the administrative secretary
of the Highlands County Libraty System. Libratry
cards are always free. For information, call 452-
3803 in Avon Park, 402-6716 in Sebring. or 699-
3705 in Lake Placid; or visit the Internet Web site
at http://w ww\.myhlc.org.


Auditions scheduled for 'No Time for Sergeants'


SEBRING Auditions for
"No Time for Sergeants" %will
be at 6:30 p.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday in the
Highlands Little Theatre Drs.
Thakkar Pa\ilion. 356 W.
Center Ave.
"No Time for Sergeants," by
Ira Le\ in. is a comedy about
Will Stockdale, a naive Georgia
country bo., who has just been
drafted during World War I.
Will is ready for Uncle Sam but
is Uncle Sam ready *for Will?.
The theater is looking for 15 to


20 men %who are age 17 and
older to help fill the squadron.
Main male roles include:
Will Stockdale A laid-back
country bo) who is physically
strong. He is not stupid just
unworldly and is read. to fight
for his country.
Ben Whitledge A ver. anx-
ious person who %wants to serve
in the Army Infantr) like all of
the men in his family. He holds
all other branches of the mili-'
tarV"in disdain: "*'' -.. "
Irvin Blanchard A wise guy


w ith a chip on his shoulder.
Sergeant King Is %waiting to
finish out his long career in the
military hoping that nothing
disturbs the final da)s of his
hitch.
Other roles include Will's Pa,
West Point Man, psychiatrist,
General, aide and others.
There are rt\o or three female
roles, age 16 and older. Female
Lieutenant is shapely, attractive
and serioauly dedicated to her
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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.
.iWednesday Adult Bible Study arid
.Youth/Royal -Explorers, 7 p.m.
- Pastor:. John.E., Dumas.
First Assembly of God, 4409
Kenilworth Blvd. The Rev. Wilmont
McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10
a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS
Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night,
(Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth
Group, Royal Rangers,
Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-
6431.


BAPTIST

Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Christ cen-
tered and biblically based. Sunday
worship services, 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. 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
(comer 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 enjoy
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: fellowsh@stra-
to.net.
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal, 9 a.m.
Library open, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Spanish Bible
Study (chapel), 10:30 a.m. LiDrary
open, 11 a.m. Morning Worship, 11
a.m. Spanish Worship :, Service
(chapel), 4 p.m. ESL, 4:30 p.m.
Youth choir rehearsal, 5:15 p.m.
TeamKid (FLC), 6 p.m.. Evening
worship service, 7 p.m. Creative
Movement Ministry. ESL Tuesday
schedule: 9-10 a.m. computer class;
10 a.m. to noon conversational
English; 7-9 p.m. computer class-
and conversational English. Regular
Wednesday 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.m. Spanish Bible study
(chapel), .and .,mission .,groups.
Friday: 7 p.m. Spanish prayer. nee.t-
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; Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family, friends
and faith. Sunday morning worship
service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provid-
ed for both services with Children's
Church at 11 a.m. Life changing
Bible Study for all ages starts at
9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen
Altvater leads the youth in their
quest to become more like Christ.,
Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer
meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth
worship in the youth facility, and
missions training for all children.
Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship servic-
es are at 11 a.m. and 7-p.m.
.Preschool care is provided at the 11
a.m. worship service. Wednesday
evening, a youth group meets at 7
p.m. and is for grades seventh
through 12th. Also'at 7 p.m., is a
prayer service followed. by adult
choir rehearsal at 8 p.m. First Lorida
is the "Place to discover God's
love." Marcus Marshall, senior pas-
tor. Randy Chastain, associate pas-
tor. Mike Ford, bus captain.. Bus
rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.
worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For more infor-
mation about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
* First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr.
James Henry, pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Bill Cole,
associate pastor education; Scott
Sjoblom, student ministry director.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for chil-
dren, youth and adults from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's
Day Out for children age 6 weeks to
5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director.
Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
401 South Florida Ave., Avon Park.
Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: 9:45
a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 11
a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. chil-
dren's and junior church; 4:30 p.m.
choir practice; 6 p.m. evening wor-
ship service. Wednesday prayer
and Bible study is 7 p.m. for chil-
dren, youth and adults. Pastor is the
Rev. John D. Girdley. Office hours
are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Phone is 453-5339; fax is


453-5556; e-mail is
theavenue@earthlink.net, and Web
site is wwit ourchurch corn memr.
bert/theavenue.,
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School
- 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship -
S10:30 a.m. Sunday evening; 6
p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m.
Fundamental,: soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transponation.
* Maranatha' Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatna Blvd:,
Sebring,,FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Roaa.) Sunday School, '9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor
Duane Bell. Phone 382-4301.
* Open Door Baptist Church.
located in tne PebpringS, uarelgpp-
ping center in Ihe Music .Makers
Music- Store (between Winn Dixie
and the pet store). The Bible is our
doctrine. Our faith is the Lord Jesus
Christ. "Come let us search the
Scriptures together." Everyone is
cordially invited to attend. Bible
study, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 11
a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.;, and
Wednesday evening service, 6 p.m.
Pastor Rev. James R. Stevens. For
information, call 402-5699.
* Parkway Free 'Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing -at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas-
tor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home
phone: 655-0967. Affiliated with the
National Association of Free Will
Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist (Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Mike
Adams, Pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
Prayer/Bible Study, 7' p.m.; Choir
practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided.
For information, call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave;,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
0. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. .Wednesday: Awana kinder-
garten through fifth grade, ?6:30
p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
' rnder 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,
Sdbring. 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 me
entire family through Worship, Bible
Study, Disciplesiip, 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 p.m. in
Spanish; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Sunday; Weekdays at 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday.
Confessions" 'are- at -:30 pA.

Classes' a rb 8.50-10 -a.m.
September through May for grades
prekindergarten through 12th. Youth
Nights for fifth grade and older are
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 'Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St.,
Sebring, FL 33870), 385-0049. The
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.. 10:30
a.m.and noon Spanish Mass.
Confessions: 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday
and 7:15-7:45 a.m. on first Friday, or
on request. Daily Mass, 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday. Faith
Formation Classes for grades
kindergarten through fifth, 9-10:15
a.m. Sunday in the parish hall
(Rebecca Propst, coordinator of
Faith Formation for grades kinder-
garten through eighth,. 385-7844.)
The Edge Program for grades sixth
through eighth is from 6:45-8:15
p.m. Wednesday in the Youth
Center (Rebecca Propst). Life Teen
for high school students from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Youth
Center. (William Sr. and Sandy
Manint, youth ministers, 382-2222).
Adult Faith Formation and people
waiting to be Catholic in the Youth
Center from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
(William Manint Sr., program direc-
tor, 385-0049). Choir rehearsal from
7-9 p.m. Wednesday in church.
Robert Gillmore, director of music.
E St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid,
465-3215. Father Vincent Llaria,
Pastor. Mass schedule: Summer
(May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4
p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays; 9 a.m. Winter (Nov. 1 to
April 30) Saturday, 4 p.m.;
Sunday, .8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8
a.m~,, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first
Saturday at 9 a.m.


CHRISTIAN


* 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, 1016W.
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
p.m.. choir practice: 6 p m., youth
and family supper: and 7 p.m.' study
groups for all ages. Nursery is
always provided. For details, call the
church office at 453-5334 Monday
through Friday. -
Il First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510&
Poinselttia Ave., (corner oi
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Seoring, 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 p.m.
* Iglesia Cristiana de
Restauracion, 1825' Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tel 452-
0745. Dr. Pastor Pascual
Her'rnandez. Orden de servicios.
Domingo 2 p.m. Escuela Biblica
clases para todos. Domingo 3:30
p.m Adoracion y Predicacion.
Manes 7 p.m. Conociendo las
Escriluaras. Jueves 7 p.m. Clamor a
Dios-Oracion. Estan todos
Bienvendios. Si notiene una Iglesia
donride ir, haga esta' u Iglesia. En
esta Iglesia Nunca serhs un estra-
ho.
* Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872 Tod Schwingel. Preacher;
Sam Winck-Velez, Youih Minister;
Cora Schwingel, Cnildren'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


* 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.rm. 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 O.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 Sernices, 10:30
a.m. andO 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available at every service. Bible
Study:: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday. 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages. Crurcn 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 Parlway. Our hours
of service are: Sunday Bible Class,
9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10
a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class. 7
p.m.


CHURCH OF GOD

0 Living Watelrs Church of God.
4571 Sparta Road. Seonng. FL
33875. Sunday: Homecoming serv-
ice. 9 'a.m.; Sunday school. 9;45..
a.m.; prayer, 9:45 a.rr., Encounter
worship service,:10:45 a.m. and it is
bilingual; nursery at 10:45 a.m.; kids
church, 9 and 10:45 a.m. and
evening worship, .6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Pastor's prayer partners,
6 a.m.; Intercessory prayer, noon;
and Bread of Life Food Pantry, 4-6
p.m. Wednesday Fellowship meals,
5;30 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
nighticale 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, P.O. Box 1118, Avon
Park, FL 33826-1118. Sunday:
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all 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
arid 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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Seminole Indians history found in museum


Recently I visited the Big
Cypress Seminole reservation
in Hendry County. I went to the
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum where
I learned a lot about the history
and culture of the Seminoles. I
also went on an Eco-tour at
Billie Swamp Safari.
Seminole Indians are cultural
descendants of the Creek Indian
Tribes living in river valleys
throughout Tennessee, Georgia
and Alabama. By the time the
Spaniards "discovered" Florida
(1513), approximately 200,000
Seminoles in hundreds of tribes
occupied the territory. Over the
next 200 years, disease and
warfare reduce the Native pop-
ulation by 80 percent.
The Spaniards called some of
these indigenous Florida people
cimarrones, or run away,
because they would not allow
themselves to be dominated by
the Europeans. The word was
taken into the Seminole's
Maskoki language and by the


1770s United States citizens
referred to all Florida people as
"Seminoles."
The first of three wars
between the Seminoles and the
United States began in 1817
over land conflicts. Future U.S.
President Andrew Jackson
invaded then-Spanish Florida
and defeated the Seminoles.
After passage of the Indian
Removal Act in 1830, the U.S.
government attempted to relo-
cate Seminoles to Oklahoma,
and so began the Second
Seminole War. The U.S. gov-
ernment committed almost
$40,000,000 : to the forced
removal of about 3,000
Seminoles from Florida to
Oklahoma. This was the only
Indian war in U.S. history in
which not only the U.S. Army
but also the U.S. Navy. and
Marine Corps participated. ,
After defeating the United
States in early battles of the
Second Seminole War,


Seminole leader '.
Osceola was captured "
by the United States i'
in Oct. 20, 1837,
when U.S. troops
said they wanted a
truce to talk peace.
'One of the other
major leaders of the
Seminoles, but not as
widely known as NE
Osceola was the
inspirational medi-
cine man Abiaka, or WATE
Sam Jones. He direct-
ed Seminole gains in Jennife
several battles,
including- the 1837
ambush now known as the
Battle of Okeechobee. He kept
the resistance fueled before and
after Osceola's period of promi-
nence and, when the fighting
ended, was the only major
Seminole leader to remain in
Florida. His final camp was in
the Big Cypress Swamp, not far
from the Seminole Tribe's Big


k

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Fr


Cypress community
of today.
By May 8, 1858,
when the United
States declared an
end to conflicts in the
third war with the
Seminoles (no peace
treaty was ever
signed), more than
FROM 3,000 of them had
E been moved west of
the Mississippi River.
ISHED That left roughly 200
- to 300 Seminoles
Abbey remaining in Florida,
- hidden in the
swamps.
For the next two decades, lit-
tle was seen of Florida
Seminoles. At least not until
trading posts opened in late
19th century at Fort Lauderdale,
Chokoloskee and other places,
that's when some Seminoles
began venturing out to trade.
In the late 1950s federal leg-
islation allowed Indian reserva-


tions to act as entities separate
from the state governments in
which they were located. The
Seminole tribe adopted a'
Seminole Constitution which
established the federally recog-
nized Seminole Tribe of
Florida. The Seminoles econo-
my was based mostly on small-
time tourism ventures alliga-
tor wrestling shows, airboat
rides, roadside arts and crafts
booths, village tours. Ho%\ ever,
the next generation of Seminole
leaders took firm advantage of
the sovereign paths to econom-
ic prosperity, which lead to the
opening of the first "smoke
shop" (offering discount, tax
free tobacco products) in 1977.
Also, the first high-stake bingo
hall was opened in Hollywood.
Today, gaming is the number
one economic enterprise. This
income brought the Seminoles
closer to their stated goal of
self-reliance.
Today, Tribal members are


afforded modern housing,
health care, and a good educa-
tion. The chief governing body,
the Tribal Council, administers
the Seminole Police
Department, the IjHuman
Resources programs, the Tribal,
gaming enterprises, citrus
groves, the Billie Swamp
Safari, and the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum.
I enjoyed learning about the
history of the Seminoles at the
Big Cypress. Reservation. You
can learn more at the Tribe's
Web site: www.seminoletribe.
com. Next time I will tell you
what I learned about Seminole
culture.

Jcnnifer Abbey is a Natural
Resource Conservation Service
intern with the Highlands
County Soil and Water
Conservation District. Details
on the district can be seen at
www.highlandsswcd.org or
contact Abbey at
Jennifer. abbey @ fl.nacdnet.net
or call 402-6545.


PLACES to


ORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer 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 1 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 8:45
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assjsi Episcopal
,Chuyrc.I,A3,ake4Q. ,,jdakI
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 Ldhnes, 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: 21.4-6133. 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-
iner 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:
471-2663.
* Faith Lutheran Church LCMS.
-2"-0 Lake'vieW', Drive,_. Sebring.
Church phone- 385-7848.. Faitnh's
Close' 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 Ldtheran 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 and 10 a rr..
Chnrslmas Eve. 7 p m.. Christmas
Day, 10. a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group. Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, director.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring. Sunday:
First Worship Service and Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10:45
a.m. A nursery is provided for chil-
dren up to 2 years old. Evening:
Junior and Senior Youth, 5:06 p.m.'
and evening service, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ,Friends (age 3 years
tofifth.ggr;ade). 6:15 p.m..and dull
Bible studies, 6-30 grnm. Dr. Eugene
Bengtson, pastor; Todd Patterson,
associate pastor; and Wayne
Henderson, youth pastor. Church
office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m.
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester
Osbeck. A small friendly church
waiting for your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on 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@hotmail.com. Web
site is www.christiantraining.us.
I Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community Church
features a casual contemporary
church. Our Celebration Service is
at 10 AM and includes a qualify
nursery and Kid's world for ages
through elementary age. Church
phone is 471-1236, or Pastor Bruce
Linhart's cell is 402-1684. website:
highlandscommunity.com email:
pastor@highlandscommunity.com
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m..
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros
y sanidad, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m..
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi-
ence the power of the word of Jesus
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir-
acle and healing. It is bilingual.
Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893.
* Unity of Sebring Family
Worship Centre at the Centre for
Positive Living, member of the
Association of Unity Churches, 204
S. Orange St., Sebring, FL 33870
(between Highlands County
Courthouse and Sebring Middle
School). Sunday Celebration
Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care
available. Adult Discussion Group, 9
a.m. Sunday. Weekly classes,
Christian Bookstore, Prayer Ministry
and Spiritual Counseling also avail-
able. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister. For information, call 471-
1122.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-


ingi Pastor is Alvin Conner Sunday
worship. 11:15 a.m Wednesday -
Youth Cullural Arts Minisiry, 5.30
p.m.: Youlh Bole Study. 7 p.m., and
Adult Bible Study, 7 p m. Holy
Communion is i'irst Sunday of each
month. Youth ministry is fourth
Suriday. 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@strato.net. The Way A place
for you. Phone: 381-6190;
www.TheWayChurch. org.


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian ~hiur6 h
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113., A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, 10:30
a.m. Sunday School, 9:15. a.m.;
Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;.
Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:
covpres@strato.net; Web site:
www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. 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
a.m.; Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday. Worship, 10:45 a.m.;
Children's Church, 10:45 a.m.; and
Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Other weekly activities: Wednesday
Prayer, -9:30 a.m.;, Pastor's Bible
study, 10-30 a.m: Firsl 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.rri. 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 n. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study,
10:30 a.m.; ".KFC" Kids for Christ
Youth Group (grades first through
fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir rehearsal,
5:30 p.m. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pas-
tor. Tracey A. Bressette, director of
Christian education.
. First Presbyterian Church, ARP
118 North Oak Ave., Lake Placid,
465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@earth-'
link.net. The Rev. Ray Cameron,
senior pastor; the Rev. Drew
Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship 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, Sepiember ihrougri
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kaihrvn
Treadway. Organist: Richard Wedig.
Choir Director: Suzan Wedig.
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,
slpc@tnni.net, Web site,
http://slpc.presbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

* Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 2106 N. State Road 17,
Sebring; 385-2438. Worship
Services: 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Bible
study; 11 a.m..Saturday, preaching;
7:15 p.m. Tuesday, prayer meeting.
Community service: 9-11 a.m. every
Monday. Health van ministry: 9-11
a.m. every second Thursday of the
month. Pastor Gregg Aguirre.
0' Walker Memorial Seventh-day
'AdVentist Church 1410 Wesi
Avon Blvd. Avon Park. Phone: 453-
664'1 or e-mail: wmc -'strato net
Salurdav morning worship service is
at 11 a.m; SaDbair. School, 9:30
a.m.; Adventist Youth in Action
(AYA), 4 p.m. and Vespers one hour
before sunset. Wednesday prayer
meeting 7 p.m. Senior Pastor Paul
Boling; Associate Pastor Eben
Aguirre; and Youth Pastor Torn
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
Priesriood.'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 Aye., Sebring. For more
information, visit the Web site
www.salvationarmysebring.com or
call Captain Mary Holmes at 385-
7548, ext. 110.


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 453-3759. Weekly
services: 6 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 and
11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. Sunday
School; Youth Fellowship, 6 p.m.
Sunday; choir practice 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday; Cub Scouts, 6 p.m.
Monday; Boy Scouts, 7:15 p.m.
Monday. Karen Wilson, choir direc-
tor/organist; Rev. Edward Wilson,
minister of visitation; Rev. Robert
Thorn, pastor. Everyone is wel-
come.
* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. Ron Daniels, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15


and 10:55 a.m. Contemporary
Sunday Worship at 9:40 a.m.
Sunday School at 9.40 and 10:55
a.m Youh meeting. 5:30-8 p.m.
Sunday. Youih Alter School Ministry,
3-5 p m Tuesday. Rick Heilig. youth
drreclor Children's Aller School
Ministry. 2:30-4 30 p:m.
Wednesday The 10:55 a.m. Sunday
worship service, is broadcast over
WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a
nursery available ai all services.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., Lake
Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev.
Douglas S. Pareti, senior pastor.
Claude-H.L. Burnett, pastoral assis-
tant. Sunday schedule: Heritage
worship service at 8:30 a.m.;
Sunday school for all ages at 9:30
a.m.; Celebration worship service at
10:45 a.m.; Youth fellowship for
sixth through 12th graders at 5-7
p.m.; Bible fellowship class at 6
p.m.; and modern worship" experi- ,
ence al 7 p m. Nursery care prov;d-
ed every Sunday morning. We offer,
Chrnsi-ceniered Sunday school
classes,. youlh programs. BlDle stud-
ies. book sludhes and Chrislian fel-
lowship For more .details, call the
church ortice at 465-2422 or go to
the Web site 'at iiin memon-
aiumc com
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebnng, FL 33872; Sebring Country
Estates. The Rev. -Ronald
DeGenaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday
School, 9:15 am ,. Sunday Morning
Worship, 8 a.m. (November-April)
and 10:30 a.m. (all year). Hispanic
worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Sunday school classes are for all
ages, both English and Hispanic.
Phone 382-1736.
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
Sebring. The Rev. :Dale Schanely,
Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship,
9:55 a.m., adults and children;
Fellowship hour, 11 a.m. after wor-
ship service; Prayer and 1Bible
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 sebringemmanuelucc.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-
temporary and Christ-centered.






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Bougainvillea blooming in late fall


Courtesy photo
Janet King's watercolor workshop will offer ways to recreate Florida's tropical foliage such as in this
painting.


Art workshop to teach how to


recreate Florida '
AVON PARK South Florida Community
College's Museum of Florida Art and Culture
will have a series of art workshops in 2007.
In the Florida's Natural Beauty: Telling the
Story of Florida's Natural Beauty through
Watercolor workshop. instructor Janet King will
demonstrate ways to recreate Florida's tropical
foliage, techniques in interpreting and creating
realistic reflections in water, and ways to com-
bining these elements with local historical struc-
tures. Students are encouraged to bring some of
their own photos and drawings. The three-day
workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 31 to Friday, Feb. 2. The cost is
$250 and includes art supplies.
In the Nature Journals workshop, instructor
Mollie Doctrow\ will teach students how to record
travel, garden, and outdoor expenences using
leaf prints, dyes, and inks and hoit to bind per-
sonal journals and notebooks. The workshop will


s tropical foliage
be from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Feb. 16. The cost
is $20 and includes art supplies. Students should
bring their own dried leaves and flow ers.
In the Plein Air Pastel workshop. instructor
Greg Biolchini will reach beginning and experi-
enced painters simple %wet and dry pastel tech-
niques for speeding up outdoor painting time.
Each class will start with a two hour demonstra-
tion by Biolchini, followed by a painting session
in which he will offer indi\ dual instruction, and
an open critique at the end of the da\. This work-
shop % ill be from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Friday. April
13 to Sunday. April 15. at Highlands Hammock
State Park, Sebring The cost is $275. and a list of
needed materials is available upon request.
To register for an\ of these workshops or for
more information, contact Mollie Doctrol\ at
453-6661, 465-5300, 773-2252 or 494- 7500, ext.
7240 or Cathv Futral at ext. 7195.


One of the showiest plants in
Central Florida during the late fall and ,"
early winter is the South American A ,
native the Bougainvillea species.
When we see the bright red, purple,
blue or white flower like foliage, we |
are really not seeing a flower, but
rather a bract. The flowers are small
yellow or white tubes, but they are
enclosed in the plant part that is called
a bract, and this is w here the show of 0 RO
color is greatest In the neighborhood $SE
where this writer lives on the South
Side of Lake Lotela, in the Avon Park i
area, there are at least four different Hig
colors that are being displayed as this Count
article is being w written. These include Garf
red. purple., orange and white.
If you want to look at some pictures of this dis-
play, go to Floridatax.con and t pe in the \word
Bougainmillea. By the way. the man that the shrub
like vine was named for sailed around the x\orld
in 1767 and discovered many beautiful plants,.
such as the one that is. named for him.
One draw back to the Bougain\ illea is that in
addition to being very sho\wy. it also has some
thorns that could be a problem for some people.
If you ha\e any fenced areas in your yard, this
plant is a real climber, and \when it is not con-
trolled. it can reach heights of 60 or more feet.
The plant is hardy in zones 9-11. but if we ha'e a


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- Master
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freeze it will usually be killed back, but
will start over the next year. One last
advantage to this plant. is that once
established it is very drought tolerant,
and does well even in areas that are not
irrigated.
You can purchase bougainvillea at
most'of the nurseries and garden stores
in the area, or the3 are relatively easy
to propagate by cuttings or by lay ering.
To mound layer a plant like this\ inc.
you can trim the leaves and thorns off of
section close to the ground, scrape off
the outer layer of bark for 4 to 6 inches.
put of some rooting hormone available
at your local garden store, pin the limb
to a cleared section of ground, and cover
with soil or potting mix. Keep moist


with regular altering from a watering can or by
gentle sprinkling t ith a end of hose attachment.
In six to eight %weeks or longer. uncover the roots,
cut the stem between the mother plant and the
new root ball. and transplant to a pot or selected
area of your garden.
This is one of the eas\ %a. s that the home gar-
dener can produce plants for their o% n use, or to
gile to a friend.

Don Farrens ih a Master gardener affiliated
with the L 'niversit of Florida's Institute of Food
and agriculturall Sciences.


'Messiah'


Donna Dewberry luncheon tickets being sold


SEBRING Donna
De"berry luncheon and paint-
ing class fund-raiser for the
Maria Dewberry Children's
Foundation \\ill be at 1 p.m.
Jan. 20 at the Knights of


Columbus Hall 900 U.S. 27
South.
The event is sponsored by
Judy Nicew icz. Tickets are $35.
Tickets are for sale by mail or at
Tosheba Fashions. 115 Center


St, Sebring. Tosheba Fashions
is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
NMonday through Fnday or from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For information, call
NicewiJcz at 273-1339.


C Ourle~. phrlo
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus "ill present Handel's "MNlessiah" at 2 p.m. toda)
with professional soloists Ginger Statom, soprano; Luann Hawk, alto; Alan Gerber. tenor: and
Daniel Burke. bass. The concert will be at South Florida Community College Avon Park campus in
the Fine Arts Auditorium. Bryan Johnson is conducting. Susan Lewis has trained the chorus.
Tickets are available at the door at $5 for adults. $3 for children and $10 for families.


Highlands


Independent Bank

together with Children's Services


Foundation and Council helping the


children of Highlands County


Children's Advocacy Center Kinsley L. Cox Living Memorial Fund
Resource Mothers and Eye Check Program Faye's Place Family Safehouse
Emergency Rescue Fund We Care Hotline Healthy Kids Avon Park Youth Academy

Christmas Cards Available at HIB & Children's Services on Highlands Ave.

Packs of 12 for $15


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The real first Thanksgiving


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The Lake Wales Chorale will perform Friday and Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake
Wales.


Lake Wales Chorale performs


LAKE WALES The Lake Wales Chorale
presents a Vaughan Williams Christmas at 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday at the First Presbyterian
Church.
The concert will feature' the adult chorus, the
Lake Wales Youth Chorale, soloists and orches-
tra. Works in the concert will include two British
Cathedral classics, Fantasia on Christmas Carols
and Hodie.
Ralph Vaughan Williams was a prolific coin-
poser on the British music scene until his death in
1958. His career included writing music for
churches, schools and ino% ies.
Soloists for the performance will include
soprano Alana Trimmier, tenor Lee Cobb, and
baritone Anthony Offerle. Trimmier is a graduate ,
of Florida State Uni\ersit\ in music and is from
Frostproof. Cobb is assistant carillonneur at
Historic Bok Sanctuary and Offerle is director of.
opera at the University of Florida in Gainesville.


Hodie which means This Day is. a cantata
which tells the stort of the birth of Jesus and is
narrated by the children's chou in the British boy
choir style. The soloists and adult chorus interject
various commentaries along the way that give
this piece its exciting contrast and vigor. The
work is exciting because of Vaughan Williams
experience in writing movie scores in the late
'40s and early '50s combined with his lifelong
career in. the, cathedrals of Great Britain. This
music has a style that will put you in a holiday
spirit with its haunting carols and energetic
orchestration.
The Fantasia on Christmas Carols is a brilliant
combination of beloved English carols many of
which American audiences know and love as
well. ,
Tickets for this special concert are on sale now
at the Lake Wales'Arts Center for $15. Tickets
will be available at the door while they last. Call
now and reserve seats at (863) 676-8426.


Cast members selected



for 'The Cemetery Club'


Did you enjoy a "traditional"
Thanksgiving dinner? You know, the
turkey, the sweet potatoes, the cranber-
ry sauce, pumpkin pie?
Did you know that Thanksgiving L
was not officially celebrated until
1863. Or that Franklin D. Roosevelt
moved the date from the last Thursday
in November to the fourth to stimulate
business?
In 1621, 52 pilgrims (many of the PEARL'
original Mayflower passengers had
died during the winter, probably from Pearl
scurvy. The passengers who were sick
were forced off the Mayflower) and 90
Native-Americans celebrated three days of feast-
ing and festivities. (I could do that.) They ate
deer, clams, dried berries, corn, wild turkey, cod,
sea bass and eels. (I could do that ... even the
eels.) I tried researching what they drank, but
couldn't find a site that had that information. I bet
it was something spiked. Although if they may
have had some beer left in their stores because in
England the water was not always reliable so they
drank beer ... even the children.
It is not certain whether the Indians were invit-
ed but native protocol required the English to
host the 90 men. Prior to March 16, 1621, the pil-
grims knew they were watched but no contact
was made, but on, the 22nd the Indians came to
visit. They were able to coinmurucate because in
1614 one of them had been captured and taken to
Malaga. He escaped to London and eventually
came home to a decimated village. They had
probably died of the plague. He was of even more
assistance because on June 12, 1621, he led some
of the pilgrims to a Rhode Island tribe where they
parlayed and came to mutual assistance and trade
agreement.
Of course, despite the agreeable relationship
the celebration was first and foremost, to give,
thanks for the bounty and blessings. Previously at'
the James River one of the group pronounced
"The da\ of our ships arrival ... shall be yearly
and perpetually kept as a day of thanksgiving."
This was not the first Thanksgiving.
Fifty-two years earlier, "...Europeans and
Natives shared a thanksgiving service and a com-
munal meal in St. Augustine, Florida." From
archaeological remains we know the native diet
"...included deer, gopher, tortoise, shark, drum,
mullet and sea catfish. In the plant food column
we can list maize, beans and squash, along with
nuts, fruits and miscellaneous greens."
Coincidentally, Sunday night, Nov. 19, on PBS
there was a program called "Desperate Crossing:
The Untold Story of the Mayflower." It is avail-


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able in CD or DVD from the station. It
was more information than most of the
articles on the Internet. It explained
that the pilgrims were Separatists in
England. This was another tangent to
be pursued later along with the biogra-
phies of the pilgrims themselves;
William Brewster and Miles Standish,
etc. They had emigrated to Leiden,
Holland about 15 years before sailing
for America under the leadership of
William Brewster. When they .decided
to find a permanent community, they
chose America. They built a boat on
which they would return to England.


This smaller vessel would accompany the
Mayflower and be left in America while the larg-
er Mayflower would return to England and come
back with other supplies.
It took them nine weeks to make the trip from
England. On the first site they came to, they had
an encounter with Indians and went on to the next
place we have named Plymouth Rock. That took
place on Dec. 5, 1620. On Dec. 6, 1621, they
began building the first house which was a good
thing because they could give some shelter to the
sick and dying that were forced off the
Mayflower when they became ill, probably from
scurvy. The Mayflower set out on the return voy-
age early` in April with rocks in the hold for bal-
last instead of the riches it was thought they
" would take back.
Now, aren't you grateful that you had turkey,
sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie
instead of eels and "drum" and an empty ship that
would cause the English Company to be doubtful
as to whether they would continue the help to the
new colony?
For me, it opened up a whole new area to
research our origins but more important, it gave
more meaning to the pras er. "...ma\ the source of
strength that blessed the ones before us help us
find the courage to make our lives a blessing and
let us say, amen..."
Source material for this and other bits in this
article came from the "Forum," the magazine of
the Florida Humanities Council. This is an
informative and delightful magazine to subscribe
to. Also from the Internet. Some iifomaniaton was
according to the findings of by zooarchaeologist
Elizabeth Reitz and paleoethnQbotanist Margaret
Scarry in an article "The Real First
Thanksgiving Meal" in the Noveembtii r is su of the
"Forum."

Pearl Carter is a writer and poet living in Lake
Placid.


SEBRING Highlands
Little Theatre announces the
Cast for "'The Cemetery Club"
running from Jan. 19 to Feb. 4,
2007.
This, bittersweet comedy
about saying a final goodbye to
loved ones is directed by PatrN
Young.
Linda Wells, a newcomer to
HLT, has the role of Ida. Wells
is no stranger to the stage, she
and her husband owned and
operated a small theater for
many years before moving to
Sebring.
Kristin Taylor, who will play
Lucille, graduated with a
degree in theatrical arts and has


been a great asset to HLT.
Everyone has seen her on the
stage in "Tale of the 'Allergist
Wife," "Cabaret" and "Drop
Dead!" Taylor is not only an
actor, she, also works hard
behind the scenes.
Sue McCollum, portraying
Doris, is one of the founding
members of Highlands Little'
Theatre. She has performed in
many plays over the years, has
served on the HLT Board of
Directors and directed "The
Fantasticks" and "Godspell" to
name a few. In her "real life"
McCollum is a first grade
teacher at Sun 'N Lakes
Elementary School.


Another newcomer I is
Cynthia Dwyer playing

Mildred. This is her first time to
be on stage anywhere.
Ken Hall, who will play
Sam, has been seen in many
HLT productions as a, preacher,
a father, part of the chorus, and
most recently had a lead in
"Drop Dead!" While in "Drop
Dead!," the show garnered him
a HLT Zenon Award nomina-
tion.
For tickets, call the box
office at 382-2525 from 10 a.m.
to 2. p.m. Monday through
Saturday and from 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday.


Poet shares childhood memory


SEBRING Ruth Kaye is an 88-year-old
poet and writer living in Sebring.
She studies with Susan La Croce's and Gloria
Ladd's writing groups in Sebring. In the past she
attended the writing classes at Lifetime Learners
at South Florida Community College. Here is one
of her poems:

A Memory of Freddie's Childhood
The street was a maze of blazing heat.
The Greyhound bus was a cool retreat.
Gratefully I sought a seat

I passed a lady who sat very straight;
Dignified, prim and so neat.
On the front of her hat she wore a rose...
Until my little boy went ambling by.


The lurching ius landed him on her lap,
And the blooming rose went all awry.
It now faced backward.

I opened my mouth and tried to say:
"I'm so sorry. May I straighten your hat?"
But the lady glared,
Her hat askew,
The rose now dangled from her head.

The startled child eyed her with surprise,
And the unspoken words clung to my tongue.
Because I was seized by an ofitforitnawefit of
Explosive
Uncontrollable
Embarrassing,
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Codurlc, pl'j,
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Festival with (from left Brittan. Elk, Kimberl. Race and Shawn Elk.

Santa visits during Knights of Columbus festival


SEBRING -l Many good lit-
tle boys and girls visited Santa
Claus during his stop at -the
Knights of Columbus
Christmas Festival Dec. 2-3.
Santa made special stops in
Sebring to learn if the children
have been bad or good and what
they would like for Christmas.
All reports are that Santa was
very pleased with the children
who visited with him. All little
visitors received a plush Santa
doll as a memento of their visit.
Included in the festival was a
model train lay out 6 feet by 35


feet long. sponsored by the
Sebring Model Railroad Club.
There was also a special treat of
a model Christmas Victorian
and Winter Porcelain Village
that was 50 feet long. A collec-
tion of model fire trucks, fire
stations and fire department
memorabilia was displayed.
Woodcarters and wood burn-
ers and Dee's Orchids had
beautiful displays for enjoy-
ment by all. Local artist Jud.
Niceicz demonstrated her
One Stroke technique of paint-
ing.


Santa had lunch with many Coaric.,: photo
of the children and the\ all The Heartland of Highlands Sweet Adeline Shon Chorus hil the road this month "ith several concerts
enjoyed singing Christmas and several more are still scheduled
songs and telling funny stories.


RSVP needs help for Humane Society


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Volunteer Program. sponsored
locally by Nu-Hope Elder Care
Sern ices Inc.. is hoping to find
someone who is willing to act
as a volunteer coordinator for
the Humane Societ. of
Highlands County.
The position, which is itself a
volunteer job. will be a chal-
lenging but rewarding wvay for
an organized self-starter to help
this worthy organization.
A candidate should be some-
one who is willing to be
involved in recruitment. orien-
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and setting up a system to accu-
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hours.
For those "ho don't like
management but %would like to
be a dog or cat companion, ani-
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porter, or have clerical skills,
there is also a position.
The more efficient the
Humane Society is with finding
and keeping good volunteers.
the better care the animals will
receive.
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All the news and previews
for this week's games
Page 3D


SECTION D + SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2006


The

Sideline
SCORES AND MORE

What's Inside
The Greatest
Ali ran into his toughest
opponent 25 years ago
Page 5D

We want 'The Answer'
NBA stars line up to plead
for Iverson trade
Page 6D

Still searching
Rodriguez turns down offer
to coach Alabama
Page 7D


On Deck
MONDAY
Boys Basketball
Fort Meade at Avon Park, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Walker at Victory Christian,
7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball
LaBelle at Sebring, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity; Walker at
Victory Christian, 6 p.m.
Boys Soccer
Sebring at LaBelle, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity
Girls Soccer
McKeel Academy at Lake
Placid, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30 var-
sity

TUESDAY
Boys Basketball
Sarasota Booker at Avon
Park, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30 varsi-
ty: Sebring at Lake Placid,
6 p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity:
Walker at Heartland
Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball
Avon Park at Sarasota
Booker, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30
varsity
Boys Soccer
Avon Park at Hardee, 7:30
p.m. varsity: Lake Placid at
McKeel Academy, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity
Girls Soccer
Avon Park at Hardee, 6
p.m. varsity: Sebring at
Lake Wales, 6 p.m. JV,
7:30 varsity
THURSDAY
Boys Basketball
Fort Meade at Lake Placid,
6 p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity:
Palmetto at Sebring, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity
Girls Basketball
Lake Placid at Hardee, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity
Boys Soccer
Avon Park at DeSoto, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Sebring at Palmetto, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity
Girls Soccer
Lake Placid at Frostproof, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity:
Palmetto at Sebring, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity


History Lesson
5 Years Ago
Dec. 9, 2001: Sweet
shooting teammates
Leonard Callahan and
Shorne Neverson burned
Okeechobee in a 66-47
win. The two super sopho-
mores each led the
Dragons with 16 points
apiece with Neverson com-
ing off the bench and hit-
ting two big 3-pointers in
the second period, but it
was Callahan's steady play
which allowed the Dragons
to open up to a 3-2 record
for the 2001-2002 season.


Trivia Time
Jason Kidd moved into a
third-place tie with Wilt
Q Chamberlin with his
78th career triple
double. Who are the
two players ahead of them
on the all-time list?


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Boys Basketball


Streaks bomb Braden River


Rebound from tough

loss for district win
By MARCUS WILKINS
[vr,, l h'nt:r
SEBRING W%%hat a difference a da)
makes.
Tl\enty-four hours after a sloppy. slug-
gish performance against a sturdy \inter
Haven team. the Sebring boys responded
with a 70-37 victory oler Braden River to
improve their season record to 4-4.
Once again. K.le Hoffner led the Blue
Streaks in scoring with 15 and A.C. Wilson
dropped 13. Brandon Diaz-Ascanti had 10
points on the mght.
Despite the needed %ictor. and the even-
tually lopsided score, the Streaks didn't
exactly blo\ the doors off the
Sebring Pirates early on. Nlany fruit-
0 les, trips up and down the
floor led to an offensively pal-
Braden River itr first quarter for both
37 squads.
Braden River's lack of a
shooter and Sebring's
improved defense from Thursday night held
the Pirates to just six first quarter points as
Sebnng \%as able to open up a mini-lead 13-
6 in the first frame.
The Streaks allowed Braden River back
into the game %\hen De\on Williams banked
in an unintentional alley-oop on an errant
pass to make it 15-13 Sebring.
The sconng pace \\as snail-like until
Sebring guard T.J. Williams \%as called for a
lane violationn w\ith teammate Chris Grubb
on the free throw line. On the ensuing
inbounds pass by Braden Ri\er. Williams
stole the ball, chipped in an easy layup and
sparked an 11-2 run that %would essentially\
put the game away.
Grubb and Williams were the energy
source for the Streaks to close out the first
half. The pair disrupted passes. unselfishl\
distributed the ball and brought the rest of
the Sebring starters back to life. Hoffne.r..

See STREAKS, page 6D


Girls Basketball

Devils'


defense


stymies


Palmetto
By MATT MURPHY
N't"!
AVON PARK Avon Park
jumped out to an early lead and
never looked back in a 64-42
in oNer Palmetto Friday night.
The Lady Devils' aggressive
defense kept Palmetto off the
scoreboard for the first five
minutes of the opening quarter
as A\on Park jumped out to a
quick S-0 lead. The De\ils led
by five at the end of the quarter.
but nexer let Palmetto get any
closer the rest of the x\a\.
A\on Park led 34-23 at half-
time after a 36-point offensive
flurry b\ both
Avon Park teams in the sec-
ond quarter.
64 A\on Park
Palmetto head coach
42 Paulette Daley
42 said she appreci-
ated the effort.
. but her 8-3 team's work \as not
set complete.
"We played better tonight,"
Dale\ said. "
"We. ust need to work on
some minor details and execu-
tion."
Guard Beonca Godfrey
keyed an 8-0 Avon Park run late
in the third quarter to blow the
game open, as the Devils' lead
. ballooned to 20.
The Red Devils then scored
the first si\ points of the fourth
quarter to attain a 56-30 lead,
their largest of the game.
The run started after the Lady\
Tigers \were late coming onto
the floor to begin the quarter.
An alert Avon Park team capi-
talized by feeding Sims under-
neath for a %\ide-open lat up as
Palmetto's players rushed back
onto the floor.
Palmetto stopped the run


RUTH ANN GRIMAL-DI/New.-Sun
Sebring's Sam, Robinson puts up a jump shot o er a Braden River defender Friday night.


RUTH ANN GRNIMALDIINc'A.Surn
Daija Barrett of ASon Park (15) battles a Palmetto player lor a
rebound Friday night.


with a Brittany Williams 3-
pointer, the first trey of the
game, but the Tigers neler got.
any closer than 18 points the
rest of the \\aN and Aon Park
cruised to the "win.
Shanta'ia Sims and Daija
Barrett led the Red Devils in
scoring with 16 points apiece,
and half of Sims' points came
on the free-throw line.
Beonca Godfrey also reached
double figures, with 11 points.
Taneya Woodie led Palmetto
in scoring with 12 points.
Avon Park's aggressiveness
on offense paid off at the stripe,
and the Red Devils made more


NE\\S-SUrN SEBRING, FLA.

Girls Basketball

Late rally

can't save

Dragons
By JEFF CANTWELL
News-Sun Colr'spomJ int
LAKE PLACID -
LaBelle's Cowgirls sur-
vived a late Lake Placid run
and held on to win 41-36
Friday night in Green
Dragon Gy m.
Lady Dragon Ashley
Dixon banked in a layup
after stealing the ball to tie
the game at 22-22 with 5.10
to go in the third period, but
the Co%\girls outscored the
Lady Dragons 10-4 down
the stretch to
open up a 32- all
26 lead b, the
end of the 4
third. LakePldd
As if the 36
close to the W
third period
wasn't bad enough. LaBelle
(2-7 overall) opened the
fourth \\ith a 9-0 scoring
run. Irene Garza hit a 15-
foot field goal from the
\king to open the run and
Ka 1ly nn Cash came off the
bench and hit two layups to
put the Cow girls up 41-26.
Coach Shonda LeGree
rallied her Green Dragons
during a timeout and they
responded \\ith a 10-0 scor-
ing binge to close out the
game. Lake Placid il-51
recovered by getting a bevy
of steals and rebounds dur-
ing the final two minutes.
Stacy Davis knocked
down a field goal with 1:59
to go and Di.on followed
with a 10-footer. Kaneisha
Hamilton hit t\o free
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free throws than Palmetto
attempted
The Devils shot 20-of-27 at
the line, while Palmetto shot a
dismal 4-of-16.
The second quarter saw a
flurry of offense with a com-
bined 36 points from both
teams, most coming on fast-
break layups.
A\on Park used an aggres-
sive, pressing defense to force
Palmetto into a flurry of
turnovers throughout the game.
From Palmetto's standpoint.
the beginning of .the fourth
quarter told the story of the
entire game.


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Quick Reads
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF


Horseshoe league
plans meeting
AVON PARK The
Heartland Horseshoe Pitching
League will hold its annual
organizational meeting at 9:30
a.m. on Dec. 14 at the
Community Hall (by the pits)
at Lake Bonnet Village (2900
E. Lake Bonnet Road). Any
team in the area that has four
or more regulation pits and can
field a team of 16 pitchers
from their park is welcome to
send a delegation of two or
three people.
The HHPL season starts the
first week of January and ends
in mid March. For more infor-
mation call Phil Rock at 699-
2211.
Senior softball league
forming in LP
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid senior men's soft-
ball season begins soon and
new players are needed. If you
are at least 50 years old and
desire to play softball this win-
ter, come out to Lake June
field on Mondays and
Wednesday at 9 a.m.
For more information call
465-1577.
Senior softball league
will be starting soon
A four-team softball league
has been formed for men hav-
ing reached their 70th birthday
no later than Dec. 31, 2007.
The league will have two
teams with home fields in
Sebring, one team with a home
field in Avon Park and one
team from Lake Placid.
Games will be played
Tuesday and Thursdays in the
morning. The season will run
from early January to mid-
March. Practices and organiza-
tional sessions will be held on
Tuesday and Thursdays at 9
a.m. throughout December at
Durrah Martin Complex in
Avon Park for the Sebring and
Avon Park players.
_The Lake Placid players
should contact manager
George Quay at 465-5694 for
information.
Interested players from
Sebring and Avon Park are
invited to attend the practice
sessions as indicated above or
contact any of the following
managers for information:
Harry Bell at 382-0542; Rich
Harker at 382-8627; or Stewart
Hayner at 385-6152.
This will be a fun league
with rules designed to avoid
injuries, so players shouldn't
hesitate to come out even if
they haven't played ball for a
while.
SFCC to host baseball
camps this month
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 volleyballl
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, go to
www.southflorida.edu and
select the volleyball site. Click
on "volleyball camp," print out
Admissions Application and
Emergency Treatment Forms,
then mail Admissions
Application and Emergency
Treatment Forms to address
on application form or bring to
the Cashier's Office in
Building B, or 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@s6uth-
florida.edu for more informa-
tion
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. ` :..
Legion golf tourney On
Feb. 17 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.
This event is designed for
the purpose of raising funds to
support veterans programs and
increase interest and member-
ship in the Legion Family
efforts and involvement with
the community.
Door prizes, hole sponsors
and boosters are needed and
prizes will be awarded to the
top three teams as well as clos-
est to the pin and longest drive.
A putting contest is also being
considered.
Sign up at the Legion Post,
1490 U.S. 27 North, Lake
Placid, at the Placid Lakes pro
shop or contact Ray Ploughs at
441-4119 or J.P. Plunkett Sr. at
441-4103.


Sports contact information
Scott Dressel, sports editor
385-6155, Ext. 541
scott.dressel@newssun.com
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STATS AND STANDINGS


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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New Jersey 7 11.389-
Toronto 7 12.368 1/2
New York 7 14.33311/2
Boston 5 13.278 2
Philadelphia 5 13.278 2
Southeast Division
W L PctGB
Orlando 14 7 .667-
Washington 9 10.474 4
Atlanta 8 10.44441/%
Miami 8 11.421 5
Charlotte 5 14.263 8
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 13 7 .650 -
Cleveland 11 7 .611 1
Chicago 10 9.526 21/2
Indiana 11 10.524 21/2
Milwaukee 8 11.421 41/
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Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 15 5 .750 -
Dallas 13 6 .684 1'/l
Houston 13 6 .6841'/
New Orleans 9 9 .500 5
Memphis 5 14.263 91/
Northwest Division
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Denver 11 6 .64721/2
Minnesota 9 9 .500 5
Seattle .9 11.450 6
Portland 7 14.333 8/2
Pacific Division
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L.A. Lakers 13 .6 .684-
Phoenix 12 6 .667 1/
L.A. Clippers 9 9 .500 31/
Golden State 9 10.474 4
Sacramento 8 10.444 41/2

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Detroit 92, Dallas 82
Miami 93, Sacramento 91, OT
Friday's Games
Detroit 87, Orlando 83
Indiana 108, Portland 95
Houston 92, Charlotte 62
Phoenix 116, Boston 111
Minnesota 110, Utah 103
San Antonio 111, L.A. Clippers 82
Washington 113, Philadelphia 98
Chicago 93, Toronto 90
Milwaukee 100, Memphis 94
Denver 123, Miami 107
L.A. Lakers 106, Atlanta 95
Seattle 94, New Orleans 74
Saturday's Games
Philadelphia at Orlando, late.
Houston at Washington, late.
Indiana at Cleveland, late.
Milwaukee at New York, late.
Boston at New Jersey, late.
L.A. Clippers at Memphis, late.
Minnesota at Chicago, late.
Denver at Dallas, late.
New Orleans at Golden State, late.
Today's Games
Portland'at Toronto, 1 p.m.
Phoenix at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Atlanta at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Golden State at Seattle, 9 p.m.
San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 9:30
p.m.


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Atlantic Division
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New Jersey 16 9 2 34 66 67
N.Y. Rangers 1410 4 32 91 89
N.Y. Islanders 14 11 3 31 83 79
Pittsburgh 11 11 5 27 79 86
Philadelphia 8 16 4 20 68 104
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Buffalo 21 5 2 4411885
Montreal 16 8 4 36 85 78
Ottawa 1513 1 3110281
Toronto 13 12 5 31 94 100
Boston 1410 2 3077 89
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Atlanta 18 8 4 40101 89
Carolina 15 12 4 34 97 98
TampaBay 1413 2 3094 91
Washington 1210 6 3086 97
Florida 1015 5 25 75 99
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Nashville 18 7 3 39 95 77
Detroit 16 7 4 36 74 62
Chicago 10 12 4 24 63 78
Columbus 8 16 2 18 58 74
St. Louis 7 16 4 1864 95
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Edmonton 1610 2 3480 71
Minnesota 1511 2 32 80 74
Vancouver 14 14 1 29 63 76
Calgary 13 10 3 29 71 60
Colorado 1313 2 28 86 80
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Anaheim 22 3 6 5011273
San Jose 20 9 0 4087 64
Dallas 1910 0 38 78 60
Los Angeles 1016 4 2482 103
Phoenix 11 16 0 2268 98
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Thursday's Games
Boston 3, Toronto 1
N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 2, SO
Detroit 4, St. Louis 3, OT
Florida 3, Buffalo 1
Montreal 4, N.Y. Islanders 2


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


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icksonville 7 5 0 .58
nnessee -.5 7 0 .41
ouston 4 8 0 .33
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ncinnati 7 5 0 .58
ttsburgh 6 7 0 .46
eveland 4 9 0 .30
West
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ansas City 7 5 0 .58
enver 7 5 0 .58
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East
W L T Pct
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N.Y. Giants 6 6 0 .500
Philadelphia 6 6 0 .500
Washington 4 8 0 .333
South
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Atlanta 6. 6 0 .500
Carolina 6 6 0 .500
Tampa Bay 3 9 0 .250
North
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Minnesota 5 7 0 .417
Green Bay 4 8 0 .333
Detroit 2 10 0 .167
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San Francseco 5 7- 0 .417
St. Louis 5 7 0 .417
Arizona 3 9 0 .250
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Thursday's Game
Pittsburgh 27, Cleveland 7
Today's Games
Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Tennespee at Houston, 1 p.m.
New England at Miami, 1 p.m.
Oakland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 1
p.m.
Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, .1
p.m.
Green Bay at San Francisco, 4:05
p.m.
Seattle at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 4.15 p.m.
Denver at San Diego, 4 15 p.m.
New Orleans at Dallas, 8:15 p.m.
Monday's Game
Chicago at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.


2006-07 BOWL SEASON
Poinsettia Bowl
Tuesday, Dec. 19
At San Diego
Payout: $750,000
TCU (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois
(7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Las Vegas owl
Thursday, Dec. 21
Payout: $1 million
BYU (10-2) vs. Oregon (7-5), 8
p.m. (ESPN)
New Orleans Bowl
Friday, Dec. 22
Payout: $325,000
Troy (7-5) vs. Rice (7-5), 8 p.m.
(ESPN2)
PapaJohn's Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 23
At Birmingham, Ala.
Payout: $300,000
South Florida (8-4) vs. East
Carolina (7-5), 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
New Mexico Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 23
At Albuquerque
Payout: $750,000
New Mexico (6-6) vs. San Jose
State (8-4), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Armed Forces Bowl
At Fort Worth, Texas
Payout: $750,000
Tulsa (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 8 p.m.


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-Hawaii Bowl
Sunday, Dec. 24
At Honolulu
Payout: $750,000
Arizona State (7-5) vs. Hawaii (10-
3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Motor City Bowl
Tuesday, Dec. 26
At Detroit
Payout: $750,000
Central Michigan (9-4) vs. Middle
Tennessee (7-5), 7:30 p.m.
Emerald Bowl
Wednesday, Dec. 27
At San Francisco ,
Payout: $750,000
Florida State (6-6) vs. UCLA (7-5),
8 p.m. (ESPN).-
Independence Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 28
At Shreveport, La.
Payout: $1.1 million
Oklahoma State (6-6) vs. Alabama
(6-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Holiday Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 28
At San Diego
Payout: $2.2 million
California (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (9-
3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Texas Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 28
At Houston
Payout: $750,000
Rutgers (10-2) vs. Kansas State
(7-5), 8 p.m. (NFL)
Music City Bowl
Friday, Dec. 29
At Nashville, Tenn.
Payout: $1.6 million
Clemson (8-4) vs. Kentucky (7-5),
1 p.m. (ESPN)
Sun Bowl
Friday, Dec. 29
At El Paso, Texas
Payout: $1.9 million
Missouri (8-4) vs. Oregon State
(9-4), 2 p.m. (CBS)
Liberty Bowl
Friday, Dec. 29
At Memphis, Tenn.
Payout: $1.7 million
South Carolina (7-5) vs. Houston
(10-3), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Insight Bowl
Friday, Dec. 29
At Tempe, Ariz.
Payout: $1.2 million
Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-
5), 7:30 p.m. (NFL)
Champs Sports Bowl
Friday, Dec. 29
At Orlando
Payout: $2.25 million
Maryland (8-4) vs. Purdue (8-5), 8
p.m. (ESPN)
Meineke Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 30
At Charlotte, N.C.
Payout: $750,000
Navy (9-3) vs. Boston College (9-
3), 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Alamo Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 30
At San Antonio
Payout: $2.225 million
Iowa (6-6) vs. Texas (9-3), 4:30


p.m. (ESPN)
Chick-fil-A Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 30
At Atlanta ,
Payout: $2.825 million
Virginia Tech (10-2) vs. Georgia
(8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
MPC Computers Bowl
Sunday, Dec. 31
At Boise, Idaho
Payout: $750,000
Nevada (8-4) vs. Miami (6-6),
7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Outback Bowl
Monday, Jan. 1
At Tampa
Payout: $3 million
Penn State (8-4) vs. Tennessee (9-
3),11 a.m (ESPN) :"'-'
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Monday, Jan. 1
At Dallas
Payout: $3 million
Auburn (10-2) vs. Nebraska (9-4),
11:30 a.m. (FOX)
Capital One Bowl
Monday, Jan. 1
At Orlando
Payout: $4.25 million
Wisconsin (11-1) vs. Arkansas
(10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC)
Gator Bowl
Monday, Jan. 1
At Jacksonville
Payout: $2.5 million
Georgia Tech (9-4) vs. West ,
Virginia (10-2), 1 p.m. (CBS)
Rose Bowl
Monday, Jan. 1
At Pasadena, Calif.
Payout: $17 million
Southern Cal (10-2) vs. Michigan
(11-1), 5 p.m. (ABC)
Fiesta Bowl
Monday, Jan. 1
At Glendale, Ariz.
Payout: $17 million
Boise State (12-0) vs. Oklahoma
(11-2), 8:30 p.m. (FOX)
Orange Bowl
Tuesday, Jan. 2
At Miami
Payout: $17 million
Wake Forest (11-2) vs. Louisville
(11-1), 8 p.m. (FOX)
Sugar Bowl
Wednesday, Jan. 3
At New Orleans
Payout: $17 million
LSU (10-2) vs. Notre Dame (10-
2), 8 p.m. (FOX)
International Bowl
Saturday, Jan. 6
At Toronto
Payout: $750,000
Cincinnati (7-5) vs. Western
Michigan (8-4), Noon (ESPN2)
GMAC Bowl
Sunday, Jan. 7
Mobile, Ala.
Payout: $750,000
Southern Miss (8-5) vs. Ohio- (9-
4), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
BCS National Championship
Monday, Jan. 8
At Glendale, Ariz.
Payout: $17 million
Ohio State (12-0) vs. Florida (12-
1), 8 p.m. (FOX)


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grabbed a steal for a coast-to-
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Robinson hit his customary
baseline 3-pointer to send the
Streaks to the locker room with
confidence.
Another quick scoring burst
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reserves with a 43-24 lead.
Harris knew it was time when
Williams delivered a behind-
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who just missed throwing down
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The reserves looked a little
rusty, giving up six quick points
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iment. Robinson, Diaz-Ascanti,
Wilson and Hoffner returned to
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overwhelming push to send the
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Everybody got to play," said
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good job working on the defen-
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Golf Course and Driving Range.
Pro Shop
Snack Bar

Putting Green
9 Hole Executive Course

863-382-0500
l 3201 Golfview Rd. Sebring. FL
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Ridgewood Dr. Sebring, FL 33870

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