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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Creation Date: December 15, 2006
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY'S HONIETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1927


FRIDAY/SATURDAY December 15-16. 2006


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COMING SUNDAY
IN THE NEWS-SUN


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wrapped up in his
work as lie tries to
please holiday
shoppers


WHAT'S INSIDE


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A.G. Edwards & Sons financial associate Jeannie Crivello. financial consultant Scott Crutchfield and financial assistant
Debbie Magee sort through toys Thursday afternoon that have been collected for the Heartland for Children Rudolph
Round-Lip Ito driie at their office in Sebring. Hundreds of toys have been collected so far and %%ill be distributed by Kids
Hope United to needy kids throughout Highlands County. For more information about the Rudolph Round-Lip, contact
Muriah Davis-Deuth at 1863) 773-2090. ext. 24.



Last weekend for toy drives


TRAVEL PLANS
Holiday

travelers need

to make plans

ahead of time
Lifestyle, 1C


Mother finds

hope in son 's

improvement
Up Close, 9A

Behind the Wheel .....2B
Classified ads ......... B
Community briefs .... 17A
Diversions .......... .2C
Editorial ............18A
Lifestyle ............. 1C
Lottery numbers .... .17A
Movie review .........2C
Obituaries ............ -A
Religion ............. 3C
Sports ............... ID
Stocks......... .... 10A

TODAY'S FORECAST


70s


Complete
weather
report on
page 8.4


Lows

50s


CONTACTS

Avon Park (863) 452-1009
Sebring (863) 385-6155
Lake Placid (863) 465.0426
Fax (863) 385-1954
E-mail editor@newssun.com
Online www.newssun.com



90994 0 1001
SEBRING. FLORIDA
VOLUME 10/NLhUBER 13


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY

SEBRING This is the last w\eek-
end to donate to\ s or cash to local to\
drives.
The Avon Park Fire Department
has been collecting for its Tos for
Tots program. which h donates gifts to
local families, for weeks now.
Sign up has concluded, and FFA
and 4-H students are already getting
read) for Dec. 21. v.hen they will
hunker down with A\on Park firemen
to \ rap the man\ dozens of toys.
There \will be one last major etent
this weekendd to benefit the drive.
The Florida Fl\.wheelers Club is
opening up its Christmas Village to
the public tonight and Saturday.
Bring a ne\\. un\%rapped toy in an
unopened box. or a can of food for
each adult in the party (children under
10 are free,. or visitorss can make a
$10 donation.


From 6-9 p.m. the entire Chrnsmas
Village will be a giant light display .
There \%ill be tram rides \with guides.
a tractor pull, and carolers in
Victorian costumes. Cookies and hot
chocolate \ill be available.
The Flywheeler's Park is at 7000
A\on Park Cutoff Road. \west of
Frostproof.
All donations collected b\ the
FI \\ heelers M\ill go to the fire depart-
ment. which will distribute them."
Food donations go to the A\on Park
Church Ser\ ice Center
The Wild Turkey Tavern has a sep-
arate toN drive of its o\ n. SundaN is
its 20th annual dart tournament.
The tournament is the dressing: the
object of the da\ is to collect to\ s. or
the money) to bu\ them. for need.\
children.
There is a $20 entry fee. \which can
be paid flat out or \\ith a $10 to\ and
$10 mone) donation.


Bring new\. unwrapped toss. gift
certificates or cash.
A donation buys free food for the
day.
There will be an auction before the
tournament. Donated gift cards \will
be auctioned off along with other
items: the cash %ill all eo to bu\ to\s.
Sign up for the tournament begins
at 11:30 a.m
The pre-tournamrient auction v.ill
begin at 12:30 p.m. and tournament
pla\ begins at 1 p.m.
"Mlike is cooking barbecue ribs and
making pork sandwiches." his wife
Kay Reark said. They o\wn and oper-
ate the \ild Turke\. and ha\e been
sponsoring this to\ drive for \ears.
"It's a da\ of camaraderie. goodwill.
good food and a good cause," she
added
The Wild Ttrke\ is at 2751 U. S.
27 South. A\on Park. The telephone
number is 452-5284


* Ne\ws-Sun ,eaders 'Sound
ot about audit findings. 7.A
By KEVIN J. SHUTT
A',- '-S:,
SEBRING County
administration submitted its
final responses to the librarN
audit released No\. 28.
The Clerk of Courts office
said County Administrator
Carl Cool
dragged
his feet in
ans\\erlng
37 of 61
"findings.
of fact"
uncovered
during the
18-month
audit of COOL
t h e
Highlands
Library System and Heartland
Library Cooperali e.
"We've bent o\er back-
wards," Bob Jamison. director
of business services for the
Clerk of Courts,. said
\Vednesda explaining that he
gave the county 18-20 weeks
to respond before releasing the
incomplete audit. "The audit
would have been completed
three months ago had the\


responded in a timely man-
ner.
The 61 findings ere
grouped into four batches.
each batch presented perodi-
call\ to Cool's office.
The first t\o batches
included backup docuinenta-
tion. Jamison said. explaining
that that egae Cool and his
staff e idence of their find-
ings.
B\ re\ie\\ing the backup.
Cool's staff could either agree
Sixth a finding, or refute it and -
pro\ ide their ow\n documenta-
tion showing how\ the finding
might be inaccurate.
In some instances, this
occurred. said senior internal
auditor lar\ Wilson.
With proper documentation
from the count\. the auditors
were able to dismiss some of
their original findings, or rele-
gate them to oral comment.
Alleging Cool didn't
respond to some of the find-
ings and his responses to oth-
ers failed to address the issue,
auditors Wilson and Heather
Woods quit delivering copies
of supporting documentation.
"Everyone could hae
saved themselves a lot of trou-
See FINDINGS, page 7.A


Pearce


Homestead


proposal


goes to


commission


in February
By MATT MURPHY
SEBRING Feb. 13 \\ ll be judgment da)
for the Pearce Homestead.
The Highlands Counts Historic
Preser\ action Commission \ill take its recom-
mendation for count, takeover of the historic
estate to the full Highlands Counti Board of
County Commission on that date. The
Presentation Commission \,ill present an
organizational plan designed to make the
property self-sustainable to the board as \\ell.
The HPC also voted 6-0 Thursdaf for a res-
olution supporting county rakeo\er of the 16-
acre estate councilman Keith Hunnicutt. the
seventh member of the conimittee. %as not at
Thursday 's meeting .
Commission Chair\woman Catherine
Cornelius said "great progress" has been made
on a plan for the homestead. Much has
changed o\er the 10 sears since the homestead
\\as in count\ hands, and specifically\ men-
tioned several of the changes:
The property\ has undergone e\tensi\e
repair work and reroofing.
The tw\o-room schoolhouse has been
mo\ed to the property and mothballed. mean-
ing it will be stable for an indefinite period.
it appears South Florida Water
Management District would give the go-ahead
to add a boathouse and expanded docks or the
property) to the counts. Fred Da\is. SFWMD
Land Ste\ hardship Di\ vision director, sent a let-
ter to the commission sa ing his organization
would be likely\ to sign off on the docks
because the\ wouldd not interfere \ith the
restoration project.
Cornelius said in her report that a final plan
is not ready \et. but "'we're \er). \ery close."
Count\ Commission Chairman Gu\ Ma\cy
asked about an "'e\it strategy" in case the
See PROPOSAL. page 7A


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KATARA SIMNIONSiNe ..Sun
Cracker Trail Elementary School Mustang Chorus students perform a Christmas concert for their fellow
classmates Thursda morning at the school in Sebring. The concert also featured performances by the
fourth- and fifth-grade handbell choirs. Family and friends were also invited to attend an evening per-
formance. The concert %%as directed bs the school's music teacher Esther Rodriguez.



Red light runners beware in Avon Park
^:. i. Thursday.
AVON PAR K How's this for a hot tip: the The enforcement is part of a countywide pro-
A on Park Police Department ill focus its atten- gram, which has been executed in Lake Placid,
rion on red light running through 11 a.m. today.
Detective Sgt. Michael J. Rowan released the Sebring and Highlands County's areas outside of
inside information not to help citizens a\oid a municipalities.
fine so much as to help them reduce risk\ dri\ ing The collaborative effort means officers from
habits. other jurisdictions will be at variouss intersections
"It alwa s pays to drine defensivel. he said See LIGHT. page 7A


Cool answers



final findings


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Critical appeal
issued for
blood donors

SEBRING Florida's
Blood Centers Highlands
County is issuing a critical
appeal for all donors having
type 0 and 0 negative blood
due to high demand and
extremely low donations. A
rash of emergencies, surger-
ies, and the lack of donors
prior to the holiday season
are straining the blood sup-
ply.
While the immediate need
is for donors having types
O-positive and O-negative,
the critical appeal extends to
all eligible donors and all
blood types.
Anyone who is eligible to
donate blood is urged to
contact FBC as soon as pos-
sible.
Check out eligibility
questions on the Web site at
floridasbloodcenters.org.
The Highland County
branch is at 6550 U.S. 27
North (across from Quality
Inn) Hours of operation are
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday. On Thursday, the
center is open from 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m.
For the location of mobile
units, call 382-4499.
Any person who has ever
considered giving blood is
urged to contact Florida's
Blood Centers immediately.
Every blood type is critical
to the health and life of
someone in need of a trans-
'fusion. Cancer'patients are
in daily need of treatment,
bur victims use plasma,
trauma victims need red
blood transfusions, and rou-
tine surgeries depend on the
gift of a volunteer donor.
Donors can be as young as
16 and there.is no upper age
limit.

Chamber set
for New Year
SEBRING Chamber
members are invited to join
officials from the Greater
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce for a Star-
Studded New Year starting
at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
31, at Four Points by
Sheraton Chateau Elan.
Tickets are limited. This
year's entertainment comes
"straight from Vegas with
acts from 'Little Richard,'
'Tina Turner,' and 'The
Blues Brothers.'
Tickets will include hours
d'oeuvres, dinner, two drink
tickets, a champagne toast
and an all-night cash bar.
Call the chamber for tick-
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Commissioners query
effectiveness of its
enforcement of rules
By KEVIN J. SHUT
News-Sun
SEBRING Dirty dealings
are alleged in the former sale of
tarps at the count) landfill, but
commissioners focused' on the
garbage Tuesday.:
When, Highlands County
commission chairman C. Guy
Maxcy asked for citizens not on
Tuesday 's agenda. Doug
Barnard walkedd to the podium.
"I'm the one '- who
approached Preston Colb\
about this," he said. introducing
himself to the board.
Colb% filed a complaint Dec.
6 with the Highlands Counts
Sheriff's Office, alleging sever-
al violations of Florida statutes
- failing to collect taxes..fail-
ing to issue a request for bids
and coercion in g~Iing landfill
customers the choice to bu\ a
tarp or pay a fine.
A Highlands Counts ordi-
nance requires that loads,
regardless of type. be covered
by tarps meeting specific crite-
ria. *
Violators
.are gi\en a
warning on
first offense.
then fined
$5() per ton
in addition
to standard
tipping fees
But, bu)-
BARNARD ing tarps at
the landfill
wasn't the
only choice.
Customers could also leave,
taking their uncovered loads
with them.
"Then we'd have. crap all
over our roads, which is exactly
what we don't want." Corine


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Several signs are posted along Arbuckle Creek Road informing driv-
ers thai all loads must be properly covered. Highlands Count.
Landfill patrons face an additional $50 per ton fee if the3 show up
with an uncoered load. Or. the\ can turn around and return
whence they came.


But, based on revamped cash
handling procedures that result-
ed from a recent audit, Cool
decided the-process of collect-
ing money. on behalf of Steve's
Cargo needed to end.
He terminated the practice
Nov. 30.
Before discussion ensued
about the merits of the county's
current hauling policy, commis-
sioner Andrew Jackson asked if
there was a criminal investiga-
tion.
County attorney J. Ross
MacBeth said there wasn't.
Sheriff.Lt. John Chess con-
firmed Friday that a report was
taken, but due to personnel
i .i ,.


Burgess, count spoke ortages the case nasn t been
B u rgess, cou nt\ s oe .- .m ...... ....... -- . I.a -. .- -."
said Friday.: assigned to a detective.
County Administratd6rCil "- Barnard said the counts's
Cool told Barnard and the board tarp sales in heu of collecting
he directed landfill staff to fines cheated county taxpayers.
approach Steve Cargo's "Are we sure he's,paying the
Express and arrange for the sales tax?" Barnard asked the
county to sell tarps as a service commission, referring to the
to the landfill patrons and as a proprietor of Steve's Cargo.
way to avoid garbage littering Maxcy said it wasn't the
the county's roads. county's area of concern or


responsibility and denied that
ta\pa4ers %"ere cheated.
"Seems like the ordinance or
rule isn't accomplishing what
we want it to," Jackson said,
noting that uncovered loads are
allowed to depart uncovered
without paying a fine.
MacBeth suggested, as one
option, a tiered civil citation
schedule so that fines are levied
whether a load is dumped or
taken away.
"I would like to look at
changing this if we can," com-
missioner Barbara Stewart said,
thanking Barnard for bringing
the issue to light.
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Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING More than
9,000 volunteers drive veterans
to their VA medical center and
clinic appointments as part of
the Disabled American
Veterans Volunteer program.'
According to Joseph A.
Dionne, director, Highlands
County Veterans Service
Office, the local DAV are
assisting hundreds of veterans


and Cool to further explore their, "sach month \ ith. their, trans-
count' s options in re rising its 'portation deeds' to'-Bpy" Pines
tarp ordirian'ce-and penalty. VA Medical Center-,in St.


Petersburg. There currently is
no DAV transportation to
Okeechobee or West Palm:
Beach VA Medical Center.
Additionally, transportation is
not currently a, ailable to veter-
ans for trips to the local clinic.
With additional volunteers
under the, supervision of the
DAV, this could be a functional
transportation option.
SFor information regarding
the DAV volunteer ,tansporta-
tion program, call Diopnne's
office at-402-6623.


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CD to benefit The Salvation Army


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The
Lakeshore Mall will be hosting
a very special concert Saturday.
To be held in the JCPenny's
Court of the mall beginning at 1
p.m., the program will feature
both solo and composite per-
formances by Rebekah
Loweke, Nancy Marquart and
David Flowers.
They are some of a group of
local artists that have released a
compact disc full of seasonal
music. The CD, entitled
"Christmas in the Highlands,"
features the vocal talents of
Loweke, Marquart and Flowers
as well as the Heart of
Highlands chapter of the Sweet
Adelines and the group N-
Light.
The list of songs is a hit
parade for the Christmas season
including favorites such as
"What Child is This?," "O
Come All Ye Faithful," "Away,
in a Manger" and "Silent
Night" among others.
The best part is, proceeds
from the -CD will be donated to
the Highlands County branch of
The Salvation Army.
"I was hoping to see more
traditional music in the season
and some attention paid to the
plethora of talent we have here
in Highlands County," Barry
Foster, WWTK talk show host,
said. "So I approached David
Hale, who runs Oak Park
Recording studios in Avon
Park and the project just snow-
balled from there."
In addition to the traditional
Christmas carols, Loweke's
original "Everyday Christmas"
will be featured on the
Christmas in the Highlands CD.
Loweke, a. former music
major, has always been inter-
ested in singing but began to
write in connection with her
teaching duties. It began with
skill songs to familiar tunes to
help students in her classes
remember definitions, process-
es and test taking skills.
"I'm amazed at how well this
works and it is supported by
educational res6arih," ih' said.
Currently a ieachier of
Exceptional Student Education
at Lake Placid Elementary.
School. Loweke also has
appeared in Heartland Idol
competitions and has performed
at numerous functions across
the -county.
She recently released her
own solo CD entitled
'Somewhere," and has done a
special tribute to the men and
women of the military entitled
"Soldier."
,A Sebring resident. Marquart
currently has a day job as an
operating room nurse but is pur-
suing her musical career as
well. She has been working on
her debut CD of original songs
at the Oak Park Recording
Studios.
Marquart has sung on wor-
ship teams for local churches
and presently vocalizes on the
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Church. She also has appeared
locally at coffee houses and
weddings as well as other ven-
ues.
She appears on Rebekah
Loweke's album and sang back
up at SFCC for Rebekah's con-
cert in 2005.
Flowers may be best known
as a political figure in
Highlands County, serving as a
county commissioner and Avon
Park city councilman. But he


also has been a solo vocalist at
many different functions as a
featured performer and master
of ceremonies.
Most notably, Flowers has
sung for many years at the
annual Day of Prayer cere-
monies held on the front lawn
of the Highlands County
Courthouse.
However, it is his guitar
prowess on the instrumental
version of "What Child is


This?," which is highlighted.
Later, he joins the group N-
Light to sing. The brainchild of
Highlands Little Theater's-
Beverly Padgett, she, Flowers
and four others band together to
vocalize at many different ven-
ues including opening cere-
monies for the annual "Festival
of Lights" at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center.
The Heart of Highlands
chapter of the Sweet Adelines


also is familiar to anybody who
follows music locally. The three
dozen or so women provide a
tight, four-part harmony that
has won them both regional and
statewide awards in the many
competitions they attend.
Also featured on the disc .is
an arrangement of the
Christmas traditional "Bring A
Torch Jeanette, Isabella" by
South Florida Community:
College's Doug Andrews. The


locally renowned keyboardist
and SFCC music instructor is
seen most times performing
with the jazz group Emanon.
The CD's are being sold for
$10 each with the profits to go
to The Salvation Army for its
ongoing local works. Those
wishing the CD's may purchase
them Saturday afternoon during
the'performance or can call. Oak
Park Recording at 452-2582 for
additional information.


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OBITUARIES


Robert Bauman
Robert H. "Bobby" Bauman,
73, of Lake Placid, died
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, in Lake
Placid.
Born in Mount Vernon, Iowa,
he came to Lake Placid in 1995,
from Fort Myers.
He was an insurance broker.
He represented Highlands
County Advocacy in
Tallahassee. He was number
one every year in Prayer
Warriors of Relay for Life of
Lake Placid. He was a member
of the board of directors of the
American Cancer Society,
Promise Keepers, Scottish Rite,
Masonic Lodge in California
and the Florida Laryngectomy
Association. He was a member
of the First Assembly of God in
Lake Placid.
Survivors include his wife,
Shirley; sons, Bradley of
Georgia and Rob of Illinois;
stepdaughters, Debbra Turner
and Dianna Brooks, both of
Indiana; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at
noon Thursday, Dec. 21, at First
Assembly of God in Lake


Placid, with the Rev. Johnny
Bryant officiating.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the American
Cancer Society Highlands Unit,
P.O. Box 1268, Wauchula, FL
33875.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by Chandler Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.

Betty Padfield
Betty L. Padfield, 72, of
Avon Park, died Wednesday,
Dec. 13, 2006, in Avon Park.
Born in St. Louis County,
Mo., she had been a resident of
Avon Park since 1996 coming
from Tampa.
She was a homemaker and a
Methodist.
Survivors include her hus-
band, William H.; daughters,
Paulette Mahoney of El Dorado
Hills, Calif., Donna McKown
of Avon Park and Lynda Arey of
Smyrna, Ga.; sister, Verna
Wildhaber; three grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be at 2
p.m. Sunday at the Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Avon


Park, with Chaplain Jim
Langham officiating. Burial
will be in the Garden of
.Memories in Tampa.

Ordie Sanders
Ordie B. Sanders, 95, of
Avon Park, died Tuesday, Dec.
12, 2006, in Avon Park.
Born in Hardee County, she
was a lifelong resident of
Bereah.
She was a homemaker and a
member of the Corinth
Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Juanita Hodge of Sebring,
Willa Mineta Keen of Lake
Placid, Laverna Patterson of
Pensacola and Hilda Pollard of
Avon Park; sons, Milford
Sanders of Avon Park and
Doyle Sanders of Frostproof;
sisters, Ellen Dawes of Mims
and Mary Wise of Frostproof;
brother, Daniel Bennett of Avon
Park; 21 grandchildren; 32
great-grandchildren; and seven
great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10-11
a.m. today at Corinth Primitive
Baptist Church, Bereah.


Funeral service will follow at
11 a.m. at the church. Burial
will follow in Corinth
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Corinth
Primitive Baptist Church, c/o
Richard Ellis, 7590 East County
Line Road, Ft. Meade, FL
33841.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park, handled the
arrangements.

Fred Swanson
Fred C. Swanson,
85, of Sebring, died
Wednesday, Dec. 13,
2006, in Tampa.
Bor in Chicago, he moved
to Sebring coming from
Chicago.
He served in the United
States Air Force, where he mar-
ried Joanna Granberg Dec. 24,
1944. She died in 1985, and he
then married Bernice
Lundquist. For many years, he
served as a youth leader at the
Elmwood Park Bible Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Bernice; children, Carolynn


James of Atlanta and Richard of
Winfield; eight grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12-1
p.m. Saturday at the Wheaton
Bible Church in Wheaton, Ill. A
funeral service will follow at 1
p.m. at the church. Interment
will be done privately in
Ridgewood Cemetery in Des
Plaines, Ill.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Moody Bible
Institute, Chicago, IL 60610 or
Maranatha Baptist Church, 35
Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL
33870.
Information and a guest book
are available at hultgrenfh.com
or call (630) 668-0027.

Eugene Wavrishuk
Eugene A.
Wavrishuk, 77, of
Sebring, died
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, in
Sebrine.
Born in Bedford, N.Y., he
was a vending machine techni-
cian. He served in the United
States Air Force.
Survivors include his daugh-


ters, Marcy of Fishkill, N.Y.,
Jill O'Loughlin of Danbury,
Conn. and Robin Partelow of
Sherman, Conn.; sister, Mary
Hareuk of Milford, Conn.; and
three grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements
were handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.

Monica West
Monica L. West, 44, of Lake
Placid, died Tuesday, Dec. 12,
2006, in Lake Placid.
A native of Miami, she had
been a resident of Highlands
County for several years. She
was a Baptist.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Gordon Bihl I; sons,
Gordon Bihl II, Bobby Bihl and
Brian Howell; brother, David;
and parents, Bobby and Judy.
Visitation will be from 10-11
a.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid. A funeral
service will follow at 11 a.m. at
the funeral home, with the Rev.
Keith Campbell officiating.,
Memorial contributions may
be made to charity of choice.


SFCC Computer Science student wins High-Tech Scholarship Award


AVON PARK Krista
Arrington, a second-year South
Florida Community College
computer science major, was in
the spotlight last week as mem-
bers of the Florida High-Tech
Corridor Council celebrated
their 10th anniversary in
Orlando.
From a field of 14 nominees,
the council selected Arrington
to receive one of three full col-
lege scholarships to the
University of South Florida in
Tampa. The award will allow
Arrington to complete a bache-
lor's degree after she completes
her SFCC associates degree in
computer science degree next
summer.
The award helps fulfill the
council's mission to help devel-
op a skilled workforce capable'
of promoting the creation of a
high-tech business and research
center along the Interstate 4
corridor .between Tampa Bay
- and the Space Coast.
The 39-year-old Arrington,
of Sebring, attends college,
works, and raises two children.
She had worked several secre-
tarial and management jobs, but
never earned more than $10 an
hour. Two years ago, she decid-
ed she needed to go back to
school.
Armed with a Pell grant and
support from family and
friends, Arrington began pursu-
ing her two-year computer sci-
ence degree. "I have always
worked with computers and
enjoy learning new things," she


said. But until Monday,
Arrington didn't harbor much
hope that she ever could attain a
four-year degree. A bachelor's
degree remained only a dream.
Now that's all changed.
The unexpected scholarship
"means a lot," Arrington said.
"I know I could have gotten a
lot of jobs with my AA I figured
that's as far as I was going to go
with my education. But with a
bachelor's degree, I'll have a
wide array of jobs available."
Although Arrington knew
she had been selected for at
least one of the 11 $1,000 schol-
arship awards that the council
was giving out, but never held
out hope for one of three big
awards funding a bachelor's
degree. "When they were call-
ing out the names listed on the
program, they skipped mine.
When they asked the 11 win-
ners to stand, I began doing the
math: Fourteen awards imnusi
11 was three. That's when I
began shaking. I began saying
'Oh my gosh! This is for real!
"I tried holding it together
but once I was on stage I saw
Dr. (Cherie) Stevens down
below, and she was crying.
Then I started crying."
Arrington credits Stevens,
SFCC computer science profes-
sor, for being a mentor to her
during her SFCC career, and for
supporting her nomination for
the council award. "I'm in debt
to her for all she's done,"
Arrington said.
From her perspective as an


Courtesy photo
Kristi Arrington holds the certificate for her High-Tech Scholarship
Award while South Florida Community College president Dr.
Norman Stephens stands by.


instructor, Stevens paints
Arrington as nothing less than
an exceptional student. "I had
no problem picking a candi-
date," Stevens said.
"Kristi just plows right
through the class materials she
is given," said Stevens, who has
had Arrington in several of her
classes. "I've never had to prod
her to do the work. She catches
on quickly and doesn't let any-
thing stand in her way."
Stevens describes Arrington
as a role model to her fellow
classmates. "In class, she's very


kind and patient. She's always
quick to help the other students
- yet she knows not to try to
solve their problems." As an
individual, Arrington's person-
ality seems to strike everyone
as nice and funny. "She's
always in a sweet humor."
As Arrington approaches her
SFCC graduation, she does so
with a 4.0 grade point average.
"She's a deserving, outstand-
ing student," agreed Dr. Norm
Stephens, SFCC president, who
supported Arrington's nomina-
tion. "We're all pleased Kristi


received this recognition. It was
a proud moment for the college
to have one of our own students
selected. It was a tribute to
Kristi, but also our faculty and
the academic excellence of the
college.
"I also want to complement
Dr. Stevens, who took the time
out to help Kristi continue her
education. Without it, I think it
would have been difficult for
her. Dr. Stevens worked hard on
writing an excellent recommen-
dation. She went far beyond the
call of duty."
Stephens described Arrington
as an exceptional student whose
work is precise, timely, cre-
ative, and shows attention to
detail. He said her professional-
ism serves as a model to class-
mates. "She has a breadth of
knowledge beyond most com-
munity college computing stu-
dents," Stephens noted in his
October nomination letter.
Stephens is particularly
impressed by Arrington's eager-
ness to work with fellow stu-
dents who are struggling with
technical concepts.
Arrington's studies include
programming, databases, syg-
tems analysis, graphics design,
and Web design.
Stevens said Arrington "is
one of those rare students who
combine academic ability with
aspiration and drive to attain
her goals, while at the same
time displaying a helpful and
thoughtful personality."
Before enrolling at SFCC,


Stevens said Arrington's knowl-
edge of programming and Web
site design was limited.
However, her enthusiasm and
her ability to apply conceptual
knowledge to real-world com-
puting situations led her to
excel. That's why, in April of
this year, Stevens singled out
Arrington' as SFCC's
Outstanding Student in
Computer Science for the 2005-
06 academic year.
At the time, Stevens strongly
encouraged Arrington to pursue
her education at the university
level. With the Florida High-
Tech Corridor Council scholar-
ship in hand, she now can.
At this week's 10th anniver-
sary luncheon, the council
awarded a total of 14 scholar-
ships to community college stu-
dents: three two-year scholar-
ships at USF (including that
won by Arrington), as. well as
11 $1,000 scholarships. All -
winners were nominated, by.
their home colleges.
The Florida High Tech
Corridor Council was founded
in 1996 to attract and grow
high-technology businesses and
jobs in the 23 counties across
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News-Sun, Friday, December 15, 2006


Tradition of Christmas Bird



Count continues Dec. 28


Well wishes


Special to the News-Sun
Birders of all abilities will
take part in the 20th annual
Lake Placid Count and the
National Audubon Society
107th Christmas Bird Count.
Every year the challenge is to
find more species and individu-
als than in previous years with-
in the 15-mile radius Lake
Placid Count Circle, which is
centered in Lake Placid near
U.S. 27 and Lake Grassy.
Archbold Biological Station
and Highlands County
Audubon work together to
arrange and oversee the 24-hour
event.
Many highly skilled observes
from other areas of the state and
out of state join locals to form
teams searching for the "usual"
and unusual or new species.
Last year, 35 field observers in
10 parties, plus five persons
counting at feeders, tallied a
species count of 138 (average is
144) and individuals numbering
48,295.
More than 50,000 volunteers
from all 50 states, every
Canadian province, parts of
Central and South America,
Bermuda, the West Indies and
Pacific Islands participate each
year, between Dec. 14 and Jan.
5, in this all-day census, count-
ing every bird seen within a
Count Circle in a 24-hour peri-
od. Truly citizen science in
action, the results of the
Christmas Bird Count are com-
piled into the longest running
database in ornithology, repre-


senting more than a century of
unbroken data on trends of
early-winter bird populations
across the Americas, studied by
scientists and interested people
all over the world.
Prior to the turn of the centu-
ry, people engaged in a holiday
tradition known as the
Christmas "Side Hunt." They
would choose sides, go afield
with their guns and whoever
brought in the biggest pile of
feathered (and furred) quarry
won.
Conservation was in its
beginning, stages around the
turn of the 20th century and
many observers and scientists
were becoming concerned
about declining bird popula-
tions. Beginning on Christmas
Day 1900, ornithologist Frank
Chapman, an early officer in the
then budding Audubon Society,
proposed a new holiday tradi-
tion a "Christmas Bird
Census" that would count
birds during the holidays rather
than hunt them. So began the
Christmas Bird Count.
Thanks to the inspiration of
Frank M. Chapman and theb
enthusiasm of 27 dedicated'
birders, 25 Christmas Bird
Counts were held that day. The
locations ranged from Toronto,
Ontario, to Pacific Grove,
Calif., with most counts in or
near the population centers of
northeastern North America.
Those original 27 Christmas
Bird Counters tallied a total of
90 species on all the counts.


combined and around 18,500
individuals. From this simple
beginning the Christmas Bird
Count has grown to 2,060
counts last year with 57,156
observers in the United States
finding 652 species and
57,357,023 individuals.
Being an observer every year
becomes a tradition and a chal-
lenge, with many observers tak-
ing part in four or more counts
during the count period. The
teams this year are looking for-
ward to a day with good weath-
er for a high count of bird
species, including some rare,
within the Lake Placid Circle.
The results of past and informa-
tion on counts can be found on
the National Audubon Web site
at www.audubon.org/bird/cbc.
Beginning birders will be
assigned a team including at
least one experienced bird-
watcher. Participants living
within the boundaries of the
Christmas Bird Count Circle,
i.e., the town of Lake Placid,
Sylvan Shores, Highlands Park
Estates, part of Leisure Lakes,
Placid Lakes or Sun 'N Lakes
South, can stay home and report
the birds, visiting the yard
- and/or feeder.
First-timers who \n ant to par-
ticipate this year, in the field or
feeder counting, call 465-0781
prior to the event.
To take part in the Avon Park
Air Force Range Circle
Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 3,
call (863) 968-5357 as soon as
possible.


Amendment 7 regarding veterans homestead clarified


Special to the News-Sun
On Nov. 7, Florida voters
passed constitutional
Amendment 7, which provides
a discount from the amount of
ad valorem tax on the home-
stead of a partially or totally
permanently disabled veteran
who is age 65 or older, and who
was honorably discharged.
The veteran must have been a
Florida resident at the'time of
entering -military service. Thez
disability must be combat-relat-
ed. The discount, as specified in
the amendment, is a percentage


of the discount equal to the per-
centage of the veteran's perma-
nent service-connected disabili-
ty.
The amendment, sponsored
by State Senator Mike Fasano
and State Representative Ray
Sansom, is intended to be an
additive benefit to the myriad of
state resources available to vet-,.
erans, may of whom are elderly
and on fixed incomes. .
It should be noted that
Amendment 7 does not remove
any existing benefits Florida's
veterans have earned by virtue
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of their military service.
Rather, for example, those vet-
erans currently exempt from
paying any homestead' taxes
because they are rated as having
service-connected, permanent
and total disability, continue to
be exempt.
All eligible resident veterans
of all ages with a VA-certified
service connected disability of
10 percent or greater \i I con-
tinue td'be entitled to a $5,100'"
homestead property tax exemp-
tion.
For details, call 402-6623.


RHODA ROSS/News-Sun
Lake Placid Police Chief Phil Williams and his officers give best wishes to Keith 'Toby the
Clown' Stokes last weekend at the Lake Placid Women's Club meeting. The club gave Stokes a
warm send off as he prepares for a move out of state. Stokes told the gathering that though
clowning is strong with 600 clowns, it needs more.


HBW Insurance

offers seminar
Special to the News-Sun
Robert Goldsmith, national
director of agencies for HBW
Insurance & Financial Services
Inc., will offer a seminar enti-
tled "Financial Planninlg
Opportunities Building Your
Own Financial Services
Agency A recession proof
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The seminar will begin at
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Hilton Grand Vacations Club in
Orlando.
Financial planning is not as
simple as one size fits all, but
more likely having a plan
designed around your goals and
objectives. Understanding new
ideas and employing 21st cen-
tury strategic's can assist 'iri
making financial goals a.reali-
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FINDINGS
Continued from 1A
ble," Jamison said, explaining
that he invited Cool and appro-
priate key personnel to review
the backup and submit counter
documents.
He said the county did nei-
ther.
Jamison and Clerk of Courts
L.E. "Luke" Brooker have been
criticized by commission chair-
man C. Guy Maxcy, Cool and
citizens close to the library for
releasing the audit before the
county responded arguing,
in effect, that it's unethical to
release an audit before it's com-
pleted.
"If (the county) never
responded and if we can't pub-
lish until they respond, there
would never have been an audit
report," Jamison said, counter-
ing that his office did nothing
out of line with professional
standards of internal auditing.
Wilson said her office hasn't
encountered this level of resist-
ance before.
"People respond. They may
not agree. They typically ask to
meet," Woods added.
Which is what Cool told the
News-Sun on Dec. 1 that he did
via an e-mail before the audit
was published.
With the audit's publication,
he sent a memorandum Nov. 30
to the clerk's office requesting a
sit-down discussion.
A confer-
ence was

"I believe
many of
these issues
can be
resolved
with a meet-
ing between BATES
your staff
and board
staff," Cool said in a cover let-
ter attached to the responses he
delivered about 4 p.m. Monday.
"I, therefore, again request a
meeting to discuss the findings
and management responses."
Jamison said such a meeting
would be unproductive until,
Cool and other senior manage-


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could be done on your part. This is not meant to offend, then
again, your articles most certainly are."
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interested in digging into this. But that's just my opinion."
posted by Bosco
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the scope of their services."
posted by Disgusted
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ment "read the report fully" and
review the documentation,
which fills several filing cabi-
nets and even:more three-inch
to five-inch binders.
"We can
provide the
backup,"
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said. '"hey
r es p o- n d
S without the
benefit of
B seeing the
backup for
STEWART these find-
ings
Wnh a t s
(their) basis?"
Cool hadn't received a
response to his meeting request
by Thursday afternoon.
"I feel comfortable with the
responses," Cool said.
As- of noon Thursday, Don
Bates and Barbara Stewart were


the only commissioners who've
perused the reams of supporting
evidence, which includes stud-
ies of how other libraries oper-
ate and audits of libraries comr-
parable to Highlands'.
Commission chairman C.
Guy Maxcy and commissioners
Edgar Stokes and Andrew
Jackson haven't come in,
Jamison said, adding that Cool.
his assistant Rick Helms and
library director/cooperative
coordinator Mary Myers also,
have been absent.
Highlands County Sheriff
Susan Benton told the News-,
Sun on Tuesday that Det. Brian
Kramer completed the forensics
portion of his investigation into
issues raised by the clerk's
office.
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standing, she said it would be a
week or two before the investi-
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S1So long as the speed limit The key to avoiding tickets.
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to watch for red light runners. "The light has to be red for it
"It's not a safe practice, that's to be considered running a rel is pay attention while drivi
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asked if speeding up when a U.S. 27, and other intersections traction.

PROSA L the Pearce family who has Library.
PRO POSattended several of the Historic While Cornelius said Moody
Preservation Commission was thinking farther ahead than
Continued from 1A meetings, said the county could the committee presently was,
county takes over if the project have the option of using free she said the idea was a very
doesn't work. labor from the Avon Park good one. Maxcy concurred,
Cornelius responded by say- Correctional Institution. saying Moody's idea could be
ing the value of the land at the Moody said the facility has a "just what we're looking for."
homestead is "astronomical," work program where less-vio- The next regular meeting of
and the county should be able to lent offenders are given outside the Historic Preservation
recoup any costs by selling the passes to do landscaping, gar- Commission is Thursday, Jan.
land. She did suggest setting dening, and other kinds of jobs. 11, at the Highlands County
aside about $50,000 as a contin- Currently a work group per- Agri-Civic Center Conference
agency fund for any legal mat- forms landscaping at the Room III. The meetings are
ters that might come about. Humane Society of Highlands open to the public and begin at
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Drum Circle

slated at park
SEBRING The Primal
Connection and Highlands
Hammock State Park presents
a Community Drum Circle in
the Park from 3-5 p.m, Sunday
in the circle by the museum.
Everyone is welcome to
attend. Bring a chair or blan-
ket, an instrument if desired,
snack or something to drink
Normal park entrance fee
applies ($4 per vehicle).
Primal Connection members
enter free, just show member-.
ship card or wear the Prinal 1T-
shirt.
Some percussion instru-
ments \\ill be aMailable for the
public to use.
For details, call Highlands
Hammock State Park at 386-
6094 or Fred Lea itt. of
Primal Connection. at -402-
8238.

Gift baskets

being given away
SEBRING The Humane
Society of Highlands Counts
will be at the the do\\ nitoii\
Sebring Circle Ot Lights for
Santa Claus and his helpers to
dra\\ the luck\ tickets lor its
holiday gift baskets
The drawing %ill be at 6
p.m. Saturday at Santa's
Gingerbread House

Dance planned
SEBRING The
Highlands Social Dance Club
\ ill host a dance from 7-10
p.m. today at the Sebring
Lions Club on Sebring
Park\ a\.
The Legac .All Stars \\ill
play for dancing and listening
pleasure. Dance the night
a\"a\ to \\altzes. cha-chlls.
foxtrots. itterbug and other
ballroom steps.
Admission is $6 tor non-
members and $5 for member-.
The dance is open to the pub-
lic and membership is aai l-
able.
For more information, call
471-0559 or 385-6671.


PAGE 9A + FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2006





Beating the monster


Mother finds hope in Jonathan Abel's improvement


By RIC LIUENBERG
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRRIVG
W ith summer
vacation dwin-
dling down to a
handful of da\
6-year-old Jonathan Abel told
his mother, Toin ia. he looked
forward to first giade at nearby\
Sun 'N Lake Elementary
School But waiting for the
Iniportant hsit dtia ot school.
whilee he play ed \ ith his pupp;I
and practiced golf in the back-
,ard. something as sinister as a
horror mno\ e monster slipped
silently and unseen into his
oniung. groi\ ing bod\
His routine didn't change
right a"\ay. but lie began to feel
tired and slept more than usual.
became sick to Itis stomach.
lost some coordination and
began to complain that Ins


head hurt.
The doctor's preliminary'
diagnosis failed to find this
invading monster masking
itself as a common flu virus.
Johnathan spelling "flu" was
no challenge compared to even
pronouncing the name of this
monster "medulloblas-
toma."
The "blast" part caught his
ear, of course. because it felt
like a blast of pain going off in
his young head.
"He got to the point "here
he just wanted to la\ do\\ n and
he \\ oild scream because his
head %aas hurting him so bad."
his mother said
%Wlhateer tiis dark in\ader
looked like, Johnathan didn't
care He onlh kne" that it \\as
lurking some\ here near Iheie
his brain connected to his


spinal cord and e erything it
,.as doing to him felt terrible
and seemed terrift ing
Admitted to the hospital the
last day of August. a doctor
decided to do some deeper
investigation prescribing a
CAT scan. Shortly before 6
p.m that same da\. Jonathan
Abel rode a Medi\ ac helicop-
ter to Florida Hospital Orlando.
Here he spent the night endur-
ing a battery of tests.
"Thtat "as \hen \e found
ou1t he had .i mass at the base
of his brain." Ton ia Abel said
A normal. happy boy, her
son had cancer, a lethal kind -
a killer.
The follo ing morning at 9.
her -on \\as on the operating
table heree neurosurgeons
found and cut out nearly the
entire im\ading killer \\ hose


parting stroke left the boy par-
tially paraly zed on his left side.
Atthe tiheme \\hen the\
operated they got about 95 per-
cent of the cancer out. so no"
\\e're just going through the
radiation and therapy to make
suite that there are no cells left
in there because it is the t\pe
of cancer that if there are any
.cells left in the system. it has a
tendency. to regro"
If the\ all ha\e their \'a1\
there \~ll ne\ei be a Son of the
Mledulloblastoma Monster
sequel Still receiving
chemotherapy. Jonathan Abel
also receives speech and physi-
cal therapy.
"Sunday. he'll be going in
foi his t\ u da\ s oif chemother-
ap\ and then the doctors think
he'll be able to come home for
the holiday. Tonl\ a Abel said.


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The almost surrealistic battle
Jonathan and his parents seem
to be % inning means Ili ing one
da\ at a time.
"If I didn't take it one da iat
a time. I wouldd probably cgo
craz\." Ton\a Abel said, and
offered the same ad\ ice to
other parents % hose children
atie suddenlI Nattacked b\ a
lethal enem\.
For Jonathan Abel. w inning
this battle is \ within reach, and
so is rejoining his classmates at
Sun 'N Lake Elementar\.
To help defer added e\pens-
es. friends of the family are
contributing \\ hat the\ can to
the Ton\a and Ste\en Able
account designated tor
Jonathan Abel.
To contribute financial help.
contact NMelissa St:iinle\ at
Heartland National Bank. 386-
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The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Friday, Dec. 8:
* Emmitt Wayne Money, 33,
of Ocala, was charged with
probation violation, felony or
community control for grand
theft; dealing in stolen proper-
ty; and false verification given
to pawnbroker.
* Carlos Jorge Roebuck, 32,
of Lake Placid, was registered
as a convicted felon.
* Michael Levon Rowe, 21, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
burglary of structure or con-
veyance, unarmed, without
person inside; false identifica-
tion given to law enforcement
officer; assault with intent
threat to do violence; and lar-
ceny, petit, first offense.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Saturday, Dec.
9:
* Tracy Lynn Grover, 30, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for bat-
tery, touch or strike.
* Dylan Leigh Hurlbutt, 25, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driv-
ing under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* Danny Ross Poole, 35, of
Sebring, was registered as a
convicted felon.
* Luis Rafeal Rodriguez Jr.,
32, of Lake Placid, awaiting
trial for driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs, first
offense.
* Mitchell Landal Rodriguez
Jr., 25, of Sebring, awaiting
trial for carrying concealed
weapon or firearm; and pos-
session of weapon by convict-
ed felon, firearm or concealed
weapon.
* Mario Tejado Solis, 21, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
dealing in stolen property; and
larceny or theft.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, Dec.
10:
* Jennifer Lynn Badeshwiler,
23, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for..pre-triaLrelease-.condition ..,.
violation, domestic violence.
* Fidel Cruz Bautista, 45, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
driving while license suspend-
ed, due to death or serious
injury; and violating restric-
tions placed on driver's
license.
* Katherine Carman Fannin,
28, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for possession ofnarcotic
equipment and/or use; pos-
session of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; and pos-
session of cocaine.
* Bobby Joe Farrell, 41, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driv-
ing while license suspended,
first offense; and driving under
the influence of alcohol or
drugs, third violation.
* Javis Brian Fuller, 22, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
two counts of larceny, petit,
first offense; two counts of
burglary of structure, con-
veyance, unarmed without
person inside; dealing in
stolen property; two counts of
damage property, criminal
mischief; resisting officer,
obstruction without violence;
and smuggling contraband,
introducing into detention
facility.
* Elizabeth Evelyn Harris, 38,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
driving while license suspend-
ed, second offense; and false
identification given to law
enforcement officer.
* Lance C. Harris, 44, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for dis-
tributing synthetic narcotic,
Schedule I or II; possession of
narcotic equipment and/or
use; possession of marijuana,
not more than 20 grams; driv-
ing with expired license for
more than four months; and
driving while license suspend-
ed, habitual offender.
* Jennie Lee Johnston, 20, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams.
* Dustin Mark Kopta, 25, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
driving under the influence of
drugs or alcohol, first offense;


possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; and pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use.
* Juan Oscar Moreno, 33, of
Avon Park, was charged with
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* Christopher Martin Scroggs,
34, of Avon Park, awaiting


trial for driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs, first
offense.
* John Michael Sinay, 50, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for bat-
tery, causing bodily harm.
* Rebecca Jane Spinks, 35,
of Sebring, was charged with.
probation violation, felony or
community control for posses-
sion of cocaine.
* Elias Negron Torres, 21, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
battery, touch or strike.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Monday, Dec.
11:
* John Allen, 26, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for an out
of state warrant.
* Nathaniel Caraballo, 47,
was registered as a convicted
felon.
* Damon Sha Crosby, 29, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for car-
rying concealed weapon, elec-
tric weapon or device.
* Shawn Daniel Dansby, 27,
of Avon Park, was registered
as a convicted felon.
* Earl James Downs, 23, of...
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of cocaine; posses-
sion of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and probation vio-
lation, felony or community
control for possession of


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cotic equipment and/or use.
* Rebecca Lynn Emery, 18,
of Lehigh Acres, awaiting trial
for possession of marijuana,
not more than 20 grams.
* Bruce Denver Ferguson,
19, of Lehigh Acres, awaiting
trial for possession of liquor
by person under 21 years of
age; and possession of mari-
juana, not more than 20
grams.
* Duane Everette Gilbert, 40,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with probation violation, felony
or community control for pos-
session of cannabis with
intent to sell.
* Daniel Harrison, 26, of
Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, felony or
community control for fleeing,
attempting to elude.
* Sabrina Flaviya Lapete, 26,
of Sarasota, awaiting trial for
failure to appear for petit,
retail theft.
* Troy James Slavens, 32, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for fail-
ure to appear for a felony
charge.
* Adam Witmer Smith, 21, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pro-
bation violation, misdemeanor
or community control foi driv-
ing under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
* Francis Harley Taylor, 75,.
of Sebring, was registered as
a convicted felon.
* Justin Kyle Thomas, 27,
awaiting trial for possession of
narcotic equipment and/or
use; carrying concealed
weapon, electric weapon or
device; possession of marijua-


cocaine. na, not more than 20 grams;
Blanca Estella Gonzalez, and selling methampheta-
18, of Wauchula, awaiting trial mine.
for larceny or petit, first
offense. The following people were
Blake Collins Graham, 19, booked into the Highlands
of Sebring, awaiting trial for County Jail on Wednesday,
driving under the influence of Dec. 13:
alcohol or drugs, first offense. U Monique Christina Adams,
Norman E. Hatch, 63, of 27, of Sebring, awaiting trial
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for for possession of marijuana,
conservation, wound, kill, not more than 20 grams.
endangered, threatened spe- 0 Raymond Andrew
cial species Benefield, 35, of Fort
Julien Chris Jackson, 19, of Lauderdale, awaiting trial for
Sebring, awaiting trial for lar- driving while license suspend-
ceny or petit first degree of ed, habitual offender.
property. Daniel Paul Boucher, 21, of
Milton Jackson, 48, of Avon Avon Park, awaiting trial for
Park, was charged with pro- shoplifting, petit from mer-
bation violation, misdemeanor chant, second or subsequent
.-Qr..community contol.tor.... -....offense-.....--....--.
assault. Chadwick Michael Bowling.
Robert Daniel Martin, 43, of 32, of Sebring, awaiting trial
Avon Park, awaiting trial for for operating motor vehicle
driving while license suspend- without valid license; disorder-
ed, first offense. ly conduct or fighting; driving
Michelle Michael McKay, under the influence of alcohol
18, of Avon Park, awaiting or drugs, first offense; and
trial for out of state warrant. resisting officer, obstruction
Donald Ralph Pearce, 53, without violence.
of Lake Placid, was charged' Brenda Lee Brown, 40, of
with resisting officer, obstruc- Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
tion without violence, probation violation, misde-
Crispin Sandoval Sanchez, meanor or community control
22, of Avon Park, awaiting for violation of injunction.
trial for displaying, possessing Nicholas William Burrell,
fictitious identification card; 25, of Tampa, was charged
and driving while license sus- with probation violation, felony
pended, first offense. or community control for solic-
Sean Patrick Schndor, 36, iting to commit lewd battery.
of Sebring, awaiting trial for David Ray Campbell Jr.,
failure to appear for misde- 23, of Sebring, was charged
meanor offense. with failure to appear for pos-
Terry Clyde Todd, 39, of session of paraphernalia.
Bartow, awaiting trial for con- Donovan Canute Fletcher,
tempt of court for non support. 42, of Sebring, awaiting trial
Adrian Allen Tomblin, 32, of for possession of marijuana,
Avon Park, awaiting.trial for more than 20 grams; posses-
robbery, no firearm or sion of marijuana with intent
weapon; burglary with assault to sell, manufacture or deliver,
or battery; probation violation, Schedule I; and possession of
felony or community control narcotic equipment and/or


for two counts of forgery; pro-
bation violation, felony or
community control for two
counts of utter forged instru-
ment.
M John Paul Torres, 27, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
possession of cocaine; rob-
bery, no firearm or weapon;
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; burglary
with assault or battery; and
possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Tuesday, Dec.
12:
* Raymond Edward Arnold,
40, of Okeechobee, awaiting
trial for possession of
methamphetamine; posses-
sion of marijuana, not more
than 20 grams; possession of
narcotic equipment and/or
use; driving while license sus-
pended, first offense; and sell-
ing methamphetamine.
* Laquest Shealmaine
Brown, 27, of Avon Park,
awaiting trial for possession of
cocaine; and possession of
narcotic equipment and/or
use.
* Cynthia Barbara Ellis, 47, of
Okeechobee, awaiting trial for
possession of methampheta-
mine; and possession of nar-


use.
* Alexander Irvin Folkes, 42,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for failure to appear for issu-
ing or obtaining property by
worthless check; probation
violation, misdemeanor for
knowingly driving while
license suspended or
revoked; and driving while
license suspended, first
offense.
* Jimmy Green, 30, of
Memphis, Tenn., awaiting trial
for motion to transport prison-
er.
* Shannon Hall, 28, of Avon
Park, was charged with pro-
bation violation, felony or
community control for utter
forgery; probation violation,
felony or community control
for forgery; awaiting trial for
two counts of contempt of
court on child support; pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use; false identification
given to law enforcement; and
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams.
* Akosua Montoya Jackson,
30, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for possession of marijuana,
more than 20 grams; posses-
sion of marijuana with intent
to sell, manufacture or deliver,
Schedule I; and possession of
narcotic equipment and/or
use.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-416
HENRY J. PEAVY, also known as H.J. PEAVY,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
ALBERT DI GIOIA, JR., and MARIA DI GIOIA,
living or deceased,, and unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, judgment creditors,:
and all other parties claiming by, through, un-
der or against them; HOWARD CARNLEY and
BRENDA CARNLEY, tenants in possession,
and any and all unknown occupants, tenants
and others who may be in possession of the
subject property,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
'TO: ALBERT DI GIOIA, JR. and MARIA Dl
GIOIA, and any and all other parties claiming
to have any right, title or interest in the prop-
erty hereinafter described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED tnai an jili.on
to foreclose on the following real property in
Highlands County, Florida:
Lol 1610 1611, 4612 and 4613, all of
AvOIl PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 15, according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 8, Public Records of Highlands County,
Flornaa
ra ure,, I,,idi. against you and you are re-

quired to serve a copy of your written defense,
if any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
named and address is: Clifford R. Rhoades,.
Esq. r.,niurd R. Rhoades, P.A., 2141 Lakeview
Drive, 'Sebring, Florida 33870, and file the
original with the Clerk of the above named
court on or before December 29, 2006; other-
wise a judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN
WITH DISABILITIES. ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN
ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE
OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, (863) 534-
4690, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU
ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY
--SERVIeE-(800) 955-87.70.-
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
C)urn ion Irn, 21s i ajay il ti'.'errnbri 20 66 R
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 1, 8, 1'5, 22, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-601
MILLION T. WEBSTER and
RYAN P. WEBSTER,
Plaintiffs
-VS-
ALICE E. BARKER, 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: ALICE E. BARKER, and spouse, if mar-
ried, dr.if any of the aforesaid persons is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees, and any and all other per-
sons 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
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 28, Block 7, ORANGE BLOSSOM ES-
TATES, UNIT 6, according to the plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 35, 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 E. MARK BREED III of
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 325 North Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before De-
cember 27, 2006, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated this 21st day of November, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ SaraTurnbull
Deputy Clerk
December 1,8,15, 22,2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-600
MILLION T. WEBSTER and
RYAN P. WEBSTER,
Plaintiffs
-vs-
JOSEPH E. WINKLER and
PEGGY A. WINKLER, or if any of the
aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her
unknown heirs,devisees, legatees or grantees,
and any and all other personsor 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: JOSEPH E. WINKLER and PEGGY A.
WINKLER, or if any of the aforesaid persons is
dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devi-
sees, legatees or grantees, and any and all
other persons, or parties claiming by, through,
under or against them; and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural or corporate, or
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persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST.
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: December 15th, 2006.
Personal Representative:


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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 here-
after described
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 29, Block 7, ORANGE BLOSSOM ES-
TATES, UNIT 6, according to the plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 35, 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 E. MARK BREED III of
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 325 North Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before De-
cember 27, 2006, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated this 20th day of November, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ SaraTurnbull
Deputy Clerk
December 1, 8,15, 22, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-537
XELA INVESTORS LLC
Plaintiff,
-vs-
GRACE DOREEN OSTROWSKI, if alive, ard if
dead, her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, judgment creditors, etc, et. al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GRACE DOREEN OSTROWSKI,, and any
and all other, parties claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property herein-
after described.
SYOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following real property in
Highlands County, Florida:
Lot 4, Block 105, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING, Unit 8, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58,
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defense,
if any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address is: Michael L. Keiber, Es-
quire, Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A:, 2141 Lake-
view Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870, and file
the original with the Clerk of the above named
court on or before December 29, 2006; other-
wise a judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or.
Petition.'
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN
ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE
OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, (863) 534-
4690, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU
ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICE (800) 955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on this 21st day of November, 2006.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ MariaSimpson
'Deputy Clerk
December 1,8,15,22,2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
--- ..---.. FILE NO.-PC-06-000874. ------
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLIFFORD W. ROSENGREN
Deceased. "
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CLIF-
FORD W. ROSENGREN, deceased, whose date
of death was November 28, 2005, is pending,
in the Circuit Court for'HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, Probate Division, File Number PC 06-
835; the 'address of which is 590 S. Com-
merce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names
and addresses of the-personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this notice, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must
file their'laims with this court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS DECEMBER 8, 2006.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Eileen A. Lundon
3716 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/S/ Michael A. Rider
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Street
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1.111
December 8,15, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-897
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EUGENE A. VORPAGEL
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of EU-
GENE A. VORPAGEL, deceased, whose date of
death was November 19th, 2006, and whose
Social Security Number is 387-30-0818, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division; the address
of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other


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Sebring, FL 33870
SWAINE, HARRIS & SHEEHAN, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
401 DAL HALL BOULEVARD
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-2811
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LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
Telephone: (863)465-2811
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE'NO. PC 06-909
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RAYMOND B. OSTLUND,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RAYMOND
B. OSTLUND, deceased, File Number PC 06-
909, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
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
,lher persons having claims or demands
dairini decedenl's eSlale including unma-
.urea conlingenl or unliqudatled claims.
T Is Ille Iheir claims wiIn Ihis court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
'UBLICATiON OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVERR BARRED
The date of firsi publication of this notice
is: December 15. 2006.
S Personal Representative:
/s/ Betty J. Ostlund
1510 Heron Drive North
Lorida, FL 33857
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert E. Livingston
Florida.Bar No. 0031259
445 S..Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone:.(863) 385-5156
December 15, 22, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY. FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 05-224 PCS
IN RE: ESTATEOF
WANDA MARIE JOSLIN'FLINT
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Wanda
Marie Joslin Flint, deceased, wnose dale of
death was December 28. 2004. is pending in
the Circuit Court for Higlnands County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address ol which is
430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses ol re per-
sonal representative ind the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All rridors ol Ihe decedenl and other per-
.ons having caimms or demands against dece-
lerl'i esaile on whom a copy ol Inis notice is
required to be served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST'
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate musl file ihir claims, within
this,court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THEi
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALLCLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
December 13; 2006.
Personal Representative
/s/ Michael M. Disler
.329'South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Attorney for Personal Representative
/s/ Michael J.Trorribey
Attorney nr Roreri E Fini
Florida Bar Nio 176596
Trombley, Schommer, Disler & Accorsi
329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 385-5139
December 15, 22, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT ..;'
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-896
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILMA L. SMITH
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WILMA.
L. SMITH, deceased, whose date of death was
November 16th, 2006, and whose Social Se-
curity Number is 432-72-9949, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Highlands Couinty, Flori-
da, Probate Division; the address of which is
430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons .having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: December 15th, 2006.
Personal Representative:
BELINDA S. POCZIK







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-17 1 Leucadenldra Drive
Schring. Florida
DOB: 4 2-S 7.;
Height: 6'; Weight: 17I
Charge: Burglar o:lI a dwelling.
dealin, in sto-len property


Andrae Lovell Wilson
603 S. Verona A\ve.
Avon Park. Florida
DOB: 12 15 1l
Height: 5' 8"; Weight: 230
Charge: Failure to appear for
driving unde-r the influence, pos-
sess'ion of alprazolam, posses-
sion of cannabis


John Henry Shirer Marco Staubin Pringle
1431 Lake Blvd. 7;H'7 Sparta Road
Avon Park. Florida Sebring. Florida
DOB: 2 21 52 DOB: 6 7 76
Height: 5' 11": 'eight: 10-: Height: 5'10"; Weight: 175
Charge: Failure to appear for Charge: Failure to appear tc
purchase of cocaine, possession aggravated assault with
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Paul Garthwait
5521 Ricker Road
lacksojniUle. Florida
DOB: 4 27 72
Height: 6' 1": Weight: 1;5
Charge: Violation of probation
for burglary with assault or bat-
Lery


Brian Kemmerer
1701 WVolfe Drive
Sebrnn. Florida
DOB: 7 14 73
Height: 5' 11": Weight: 185
Charge: Failure to appear for
purchase :of cocaine use or' pos-
session ol drug paraphernalia


Lula Ousley
1434 Cummrnings Ave
Avon Park, Florida
DOB: 2 22. 60
Height: 5' 6"; Weight: 180
Charge: Failure to appear for
purchase of cocaine possession
of cocaine. use or possession ot
drug paraphernalia


Jullian Padilla
188 St. Lucie St.
Lake Placid. Florida
DOB: 6. 19. 61
Height: 5'6"; Weight: 150
Charge: Violation of probation
for aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon


Felicia Jones
436 Broad St
Sebring. FIlorida
DOB: 1 25. 75
Height: 5' 5": Weight: 140
Charge: Violation of probation
tampering with physical evi-
dence


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The Community Calendar pro-
vides a brief listing of local
clubs and organizations who
meet on a regular basis. It is
the responsibility of the group
to update the News-Sun on
any changes in this listing by
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
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.
American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m.
at the post, 1490 U.S. 27,
Lake Placid. Cost is $6.
Shrimp also is available for
same price. Open to the pub-
lic. Tickets in the lounge on
Friday night. Lounge hours are
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 6:30-9:30
p.m. at the post, 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring. For details, call
471-1448.
AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234.
Avon Park Breakfast
Rotary Club meets 7 a.m.,
Rotary Club building.
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.
Buttonwood Bay Squares
meets first and third Friday in
recreation hall, Sebring. Early
.rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m.,
alternate
mainstream/plus/rounds are
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone
is welcome to attend. For
details, call Larry Gow at 382-
6995.
Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
* Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11
a.m. Friday. For more informa-


tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn@samdunn.net.
* Highlands Social Dance
Club enjoys ballroom dancing
with live musical groups per-
forming from 7-10 p.m. at the
Sebring Lions Club, located on
Sebring Parkway about one
mile east of U.S. 27. Members
pay $5 donation; non-mem-
bers $6. For details, call 471-
0559 or 385-6671.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2
p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a fish
fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is"
$8.50 per person. Live music
is from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The
lodge is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6
p.m. Music provided from 7-11
* p.m. Pool tournament is at 8
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves chicken or fish baskets
from 5-7 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a
$4 donation. Blind darts is
played at 7 p.m. For details,
call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner from 5-7
p.m. Elks and guests invited.
Dance music in ballroom at 7
p.m. Dinner and dance is $9
donation. For reservations, call
385-8647 or 471-3557.
Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
mini shuffleboard tournament
at 1:15 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a
name, number and message.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves pizza from
5:30-7 p.m. and music is-from
6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 385-8902.

SATURDAY
* Al Anon meets at 10 a.m.
at the First Presbyterian
Church, 118 N. Oak St., Lake


Placid. For details, call 699-
1943.
* American Association of
University Women meets at
10 a.m. third Saturday at vari-
ous'locations. For details, call
465-2581 or 452-2493.
* American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Jam session is from 2-
4 p.m. The lounge hours are
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members
and guests invited. For details,
call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 69
in Avon Park serves dinner at
5 p.m. and music is from 6-9
p.m.
* American Legion Post 74
in Sebring has karaoke from 6-
9 p.m. For details, call 471-
1448
* Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series at
noon. For details, call 452-
3803.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
has round dance workshop for
phases 2,3,4 from 1-2:30 p.m.
and a beginners class from
2:30-4 p.m.:at Buttonwood Bay
Mobile Home Park Recreation
Hall, 10001 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring. Cuer is Phyllis
Hathaway. For details, call
Betty Peters at 655-4470.
* Heartland Avian Society
meets at 2 p.m. third Saturday.
For details, call 385-3367.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults and children with
special needs from 9-11 a m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call Mary:
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 5:30 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,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) has a flea
market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
country store open from 8 a.m.
to noon and pancake break-
fast served from 7:30 a.m. to


10:30 a.m. Vendors are wel-
come. No setup fee is charged
for the summer months. Plenty
of off road parking. For details,
call 382-2208.
* Historical Society of
Greater Lake Placid meets
at noon quarterly on the third
Saturday of March, June,
.September, and December at
the Masonic Hall, 106 N. Main
for a potluck luncheon.
* Hot Rod Nights Cruise In,
meets from 5-8 p.m. every
third Saturday at the Home
Depot parking lot in Sebring.
For details, call 441-3051 or
441-3086.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661. opens the lounge at 1
p.m. Card games are played
from 1-4 p.m. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10:30 a.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, Oak
Street, Lake Placid. For more
details, call 382-1821.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at
the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Music is from 7-10
p.m. For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259
offers line dancing lessons at
2 p.m. the first and third
Saturday for members and
guests at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays ice cream shuffleboard
at 1:15 p.m at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a
name, number and message.
* The Retired Officers
Association meets at 11:30
a.m. third Saturday at the
Candlelight Restaurant in
Sebring for a general member-
ship luncheon. The TROA
does not meet in June, July or
August. For details, call Roy
Whitton at 465-7048.
* Twelve Step Study Group
for Adult Children of
Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m.
first and third Saturday, at first
building south of Union
Congregational Church, 105
N. Forest Ave., Avon Park.
Parking available south of old
church.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars


Post 4300 serves a meal for
$6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music
is from 6-9 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.

SUNDAY
* 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.
* Heartland Interfaith
Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first
Friday, St. Frances of Assisi
Episcopal Church, 43 Lake
June Road, Lake Placid. For
details, call 465-0051.
* 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 gamesstart 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.
* Ridge Area Missionary
Soldiers Avon Park
Pathfinder Club meets from 9
a.m. to noon every first and
third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St.,
Avon Park. For details, call
471-2143.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For, details, ,call,6554007., .
* 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.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oaks of Avon,
1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
3444.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m For
details, call 465-7940.
* 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,MalUin
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
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Community

News and events


Casino Cruise
benefit coming.
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge's fourth annual
Casino Cruise benefit will be
Saturday.
Sun Cruz boat includes
bloody Marys, prizes, boat,
$10 playing voucher, hot full
buffet on boat and $30 per
person. It is limited to 114
seats. Everyone must have a
picture identification, driver's
license or passport to board
the boat. This is strictly
enforced.
Call Mary Fogel at 414-
3433 for tickets. Bus leaves
Sebring Lodge promptly at 7
a.m.

4-H club selling

poinsettias
SEBRING The Cracker
Trail Livestock 4-H Club is
having a poinsettia plant sale
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
at Glisson's Animal Supply,
4525 U.S. 27 South.
Large poinsettias being sold
for $10. This fund-raiser is
being sponsored by Windmill
Farms, of Zolfo Springs.
Proceeds will be used for club
activities.

VFW frying up
fish dinners
AVON PARK The
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
9853 will be-having a fish fry
from 4-6 p.m. today for $7'.
Menu includes fish, potato
salad, beans; roll and butter.
Members and guests are wel-
come.

Eagles plans
several events
SEBRING The Sebring
Eagles Aerie will be hosting
the following events this
weekend:
S-Today:-Chieken or-fish--
Sbaskets willbe served from 5-
7 p.m. for a donation of $4.
The blind darts e ent will fol-


low.
N Saturday Yankee pot
roast will be served from 5-7
p.m. for a donation of $6.50.
Music by the Booze Brothers
will follow.
For details, call 655-4007.

Scrapbookers
invited to event
LAKE PLACID -
Registration is now open for
the December Relax 'N' Scrap
Cropping for all levels of
scrapbookers.
The host will be Mardi
Chandler. It will take place
from 6-10 p.m. today at the
Masonic Lodge, 102 N. Main
St. The cost is $7.

Buttonwood

Squares host
holiday dance
SEBRING The
Buttonwood Squares will be
hosting a Christmas dance
today.
Early rounds are at 7 p.m.
and alternate mainstream, plus
squares and rounds from 7:30-
9:30 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come, dress attire is optional.
Caller is Danny Miller and
cuer is Phyllis Hathaway.

Flywheelers
celebrate

Christmas
AVON PARK Bring
family and friends to the
Florida Flywheel Antique
Engine Club "Christmas in the
Village" from 6-9 p.m. Friday
and Saturday.
Ride the train or take an old
fashioned hayride through the
village with carolers in period
costumes and decorated as a
"Winter Wonderland." Stop
and listen to the Christmas
music, or have a cookie and
hot chocolate.
The. admission-to .the parkrijs
an unwrapped'toy, canned :
food, cash donation or all
three. All proceeds will benefit


local charities including Toys
for Tots and food banks. The
proceeds from this weekend
will be donated to the Avon
Park Fire Department Toys for"
Tots program and the Avon
Park Church Service Center.

Events slated at
Moose Lodge
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will be
hosting the following events
this weekend:
Today Happy hour is
from 2-4 p.m. Catfish and
chicken will be served from 5-
7 p.m. for $7.50. Music by
Bil-Di Karaoke is from 7-10
p.m. Full menu will be avail-
able.
On Saturday Happy
hour is from 3-6 p.m. Music
by Pressure Point Band is
from 7-10 p.m. Full menu will
be available.
For details, call the Moose
Lodge at 382-8782.

Single seniors
plan holiday

party, dance
AVON PARK The
Single. Senior Connections
Club is having its Christmas
party and dance Saturday.
The club is inviting anyone
who. is single and older than
50 to attend. The party will
take place at the Crystal Lake
Clubhouse and the doors will
open at 7 p.m. There will be a
disc jockey playing music
from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The
event will be catered and the
cost for a non-member is $10.
Call 385-9838 now to make
a reservation.

Reflections sets

Saturday dance'
AVON PARK -
Reflections on Silver Lake
mobile home community will
have a dance from 7:30-10:30
p.m. Saturday in the club-
house.
Travis Golden will be the
disc jockey providing music
for.peopleto dangee,Tbe~.c.Q~9t.
is $5 payable at the door .
Bring beverages and snacks if
desired. Everyone is invited.


AmVets host
chili cook-off
SEBRING Enter a crock
pot of chili at 3 p.m. Saturday
at AmVets Post 21.
Prizes will be awarded to
first, second and third place.
Judging is at 3:30 p.m. and
chili will be sold for a $1 a
bowl afterwards.
Karaoke by "Wild Bill" will
be that evening.
For more information, call
the post at 385-0234.

Trail hike

taking place
LAKE WALES The
Heartland Chapter of Florida
Trail invites the public and
prospective members to join
the annual City Hike to
observe Christmas displays
around Lakes Morton and
Mirror.
Meet at Crisper's down-
town at 5 p.m. for dinner
before the walk Saturday.
Contact Vicki Bailey at (863)
679-7514 or Janice Anderson
at (863) 859-6283.

Francis I hosts
annual bazaar
SEBRING Francis I will
have its annual bazaar from 8
a.m: to 1 p.m. Saturday at the
recreation hill, 115 Mimi St.
A bake sale, handmade
items, white elephant and
Chinese auction will be avail-
able.

Voice Of
Democracy

awards to be
presented
AVON PARK The
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
9853 is having its annual early
bird dinner and Voice Of
Democracy awards, along
with the naming of the
"Teacher of the Year" from 3-
5 p.m. Sunday.
All members of 9853 can
show their early bird member-
ship card or life card and
te breie 'a'irfifie 'Di ,'t'h' post.


All others pay $5. Menu is
spaghetti with meat sauce and
meatballs, tossed salad, garlic
bread and dessert, (prepared
by the Ladies Auxiliary).

Breakfast being
served Saturday
SEBRING Sebring
Mobile Estates will be serving
breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Saturday at the clubhouse off
Kenilworth Boulevard.
Menu includes pancakes,
sausage, scrambled eggs,
sausage gravy biscuits, juice
and coffee, all-you-can-eat for
$4.

Bingo halted
during holidays
LAKE PLACID Bingo
at the American Legion Post
25, sponsored by the Forty &
Eight, is taking the rest of the
year off to celebrate the holi-
day season.
Bingo will be back Tuesday,
Jan. 9, offering new games,
bigger prizes and packages for
everyone's enjoyment.


Proceeds continue to benefit
the Nurses Training Program
at South Florida Community
College.

VFW serving
chicken dinners
AVON PARK The
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
9853 will be serving an oven
fried chicken dinner from
4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday for
$6.
Music by Mr. Guy will be
from 5-7 p.m.

Chorus singing
at breakfast
AVON PARK Come and
enjoy Avon Elementary
School Chorus at 7 a.m.
Thursday at the monthly Avon
Park Chamber Membership
Breakfast at the Hotel
Jacaranda.
It is sponsored by
Highlands Regional Medical
Center. Breakfast is $7,
Respond by calling 453-3350.
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EDITORIALS/OPINIONS



A teacher makes much more than money


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WASHINGTON While I was home visiting
ve Editor family last month in Illinois, I
had an opportunity to spend
ESSEL quite a bit of time with my
tor cousin. When we were younger,
I guess he was my "favorite"
cousin if you can actually have
one.
We are pretty close in age
and I remember as a child I
S thought David could no wrong.
S- I guess I still do to some degree.
He loved to play his guitar
and I loved to listen. He was
always very bright in school
and I wasn't.
SWe grew up in the country, so
our families visited frequently;
The visits were more than the
10 or 15 minutes that so many
of us have become accustomed
to. When we would visit, it
would be for the day.
I | -- In other words, our families
j |were close and still are.
SIt had been eight years since
I had last been home. The last
S*t time I was there I was married
and had two small children. I
S was too busy to really visit..
This time things were differ-
iroider! ) ent. The children and I stayed
IUVIUI with David and his family. We
visited for hours and talked
about our grandparents, our
parents, our siblings, our chil-
e 4 dren.
W 0 I listened and watched. His
*-* children are both older than
mine. Charity is 18 and Michael
Sis 16. My Briana is 15 and


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Romona Washington

Daniel is 10.
As I listened to some of his
stories, I thought back to our
own childhoods and the way we
were raised. We had strong par-
ents arid a simple way of life.
Money wasn't spend foolishly.
Everyone sat down at the dinner
table for a meal, and everyone
pitched in to do what was nec-
essary.
We kids worked hard outside
of school. David and his sib-
lings worked in the fields
alongside my uncle. My dad
didn't farm, but by golly we had
a garden that filled more than
an acre and a lot of chores to do
around the barnyard.
Work didn't escape an\ of us
... but we never complained.
I enjoyed my time \'ith
David, the father and husband;
and David, my cousin; David,
the preacher; David, 'the
teacher.


I couldn't help but think of
him when I received this e-mail
from a friend in Missouri. As I
read it, I thought of David and
the many other teachers out
there who touch our children's
lives.
It starts out that a company:
official, probably an overcom-
pensated chief executive offi-
cer, was coming down hard on
teachers, one of which was in
his presence, at a dinner party.
The man turned to the
teacher and asked her to be hon-
est, telling the others "What do
you make?"
Her reply should have. put
him in his place.
"You want to know what I
make? (She paused for a sec-
ond, then began;..)
"Well, I make kids work
harder than they ever thought
they could.
"I make a C-plus feel like the
Congressional Medal of Honor.
"I make kids. sit through 40
minutes of class time when
their parents can't make them
sit for five without an I Pod.
Game Cube or movie rental ...
You x% ant to know what I make?
(She paused again and looked at
each and e\erN person at the
table.)
"I make kids wonder.
"I make them question.
"I make them criticize.
"I make then apologize and
mean it.


"I make them have respect
and take responsibility for their
actions.
"I teach them to write and
then I make them write.
"I make them read, read,
read.
"I make them show all their
work in math.
"I make my students from
other countries learn everything
they need to know in English
while preserving their unique
cultural identity.
"I make my classroom a
place where all my students feel
safe.
"I make my students stand to
say the Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag, because we live in the
United States of America.
"Finally, I make them under-
stand that if they use the gifts
they were given, work hard, and
follow their hearts, they can
succeed in life.
"(She paused one last time
and then continued) Then, when
people try to judge me by
what I make, I can hold my
head up high and pay no atten-
tion because the\ are ignorant...
You \\ant to kno \ %hat I make?
"I make a difference. What
do you make?"

Romona Washington is execu-
tive editor of the News-Sun.
Contact her by e-mail at edi
tor@?ne" ssun.comn or call her
ai 385-6155. ext. 516.


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Giving the gift



of brokenness


It had been like Christmas -
only in July.
I had admired a figurine of a
little girl playing the piano and
singing. I treasured a framed
picture of that likeness that I
had at home, but never knew a
porcelain replica had been
made.
Since childhood, it had
always been my dream to play
the piano. In fact, I'd had a few
lessons and ended up fulfilling
mn dream as an adult. The little
girl at the piano reminded me of
myself with her dark brown
hair and singing expression.
This little statuette would fit in
our home.

But our budget was tight.
So, she was just an item on a
.wish list. That's why, when my
husband and sons gave her to
me on my birthday, it seemed
like Christmas to me.
Then, many years later, the
unthinkable happened. A wall
hanging slipped and knocked
the figure flying, breaking it in
pieces.

Heartbroken, I gathered up
all the pieces, but couldn't
locate the miniature vase of
flowers that had been posi-
tioned on the tiny piano. How
could it be put back together
again if that was missing? It
just wouldn't be whole without
it.
So, the search began. With
the help of my family, we found
it on the back of the piano
frame.
I didn't trust myself to fix it,
though. My husband had long
ago proven that he was the one
with the patience and expertise
to mend broken things. And so,
he painstakingly restored the
figurine to wholeness with
the tiny vase as the crowing
touch.
How often has a similar inci-
dent happened .on Christmas
Day? The long-coveted toy is
finally in the hands'of the child.
The laughter and fun seem end-
less. Until the toy breaks the
result of some over zealous
playtime.
Things break. It's a fact of
life. And a special day like
Christmas can end in a deluge


REFLECTIONS

Jan Merop

of tears if a favorite toy is no
longer whole.
Broken things can be mend-
ed though. And when brought
to a caring father or mother,
may still be made useful again.
Then both parent and child
smile at what once had brought
tears.
Birthdays and Christmas go
together. On that first
Christmas, through the birth of
his Son, God the Father gave a
gift sized perfectly to fill hearts
marred by sin.
He came to a needy broken
world to make us whole again
and restore us to himself. But,
sometimes, we're reluctant to
hand over all the pieces of our
lives.
Though we wouldn't think of
giving a broken gift to anyone,
Psalm 34:18 tells us that God
specializes in broken things.
He is the loving Father waiting
for us to come to him to be
made whole and embraced.
"The Lord is close to the bro-
ken hearted and saves those
who are crushed in spirit."
Want to give a Christmas gift
to Jesus on his birthday? He
longs to receive that which sin
has broken. Just be sure to give
him all the pieces. What once
brought tears will result in a
heavenly smile.

Jan Merop is a featured colum-
nist of the News-Sun. Her col-
umn, Pause and Consider, can
be found each Sunday in the
Lifestyle section of the News-
Sun. A limited selection of her
book by the same title is avail-
able at the News-Sun office for
a reduced price, through' the.
month of December.


Animals don't

belong on set
Editor:
What a joy it is to read that
three chimpanzees used by a
Hollywood animal trainer are
to be relinquished to a sanctu-
ary in Florida. They'll finally
know what it is to live without
fear.
In. order to be trained to
"perform" in ads, movies, and
tele' ision shows, chimpanzees.
are remo ed from their mothers
at birth a profoundly trau-
matic event for both. The stress
of separation can leave lifetime
emotional scars and impede
normal development. Eyewit-
nesses at facilities that train
(i.e., break) great apes have
reported seeing baby chim-
panzees and orangutans severe-
ly beaten with fists, rocks, and
broom handles. Beatings are
routine to ensure that the ani-
mals remain fearful and obedi-
ent. Once they reach 8 years of
age, these animals are too
strong to be controlled. As a
result, older animals are often
discarded at shabby roadside
zoos where, they may live in
squalor for decades.
Animals do not belong on
the set. Readers can learn more
at www.NoMoreMonkey
Business.com.
Jennifer O'Connor
Norfolk, Va.

The writer is a campaign writer
for Animals in Entertainment,
People for the Ethical,
Treatment of Animals.

Wal-Mart is

doing it right
Editor:
Bad Act 1 Wal-Mart
reduced the price of more than
300 prescription drugs. Some
of my liberal friends said that
there was a trick in it some-
where. I don't know what is
bad about lowering prices on
drugs that people must have,
but I am not a liberal so I just
don't understand.
Bad Act 2 From The New
Hampshire Union Leader
newspaper:
"Former Sen. John Edwards
[recently spent] an hour at the
Manchester [New Hampshire]
Barnes & Noble ... promoting
his new book. We find his
choice of venue very interest-
ing. In Manchester the local
Wal-Mart store sits right behind
the Barnes & Noble. It has
more floor space, a parking lot
several times the size of Barnes
& Noble's, and is easier to
access by car or public trans-
portation.
"But Edwards would not be
caught dead inside a Wal-Mart.
Saying that the company pays
its employees too little,
Edwards has embarked. on an
anti-Wal-Mart crusade. He


instructs his staff members and
all Americans not to shop at
Wal-Mart ...
"So naturally Edwards is
holding his'book signing at
Barnes & Noble instead of
Wal-Mart. Which is too bad for
his anti-low-wages campaign,
because in Manchester, Wal-
Mart pays hourly employees
more than Barnes & Noble
does. The Barnes & Noble
where Edwards will hawk his
book pays $7 an hour to start.
The Wal-Mart that sits just
yards away pays $7.50 an hour.
Oh, the humanity! ...
"Edwards [brought] business
to a retailer that pays wages he
thinks are so immorally low
that they should be illegal.
Meanwhile, right behind him,
thousands of Granite Staters
[support] a business that pays
an Edwards-approved starting
wage, but which Edwards
wants everyone to boycott.
"Asked back in January what
he thought would be an appro-
priate "minimum wage,
Edwards told The New York
Times, 'My view is it should be
$7.50.an hour, and I can make a
great argument for it being a lot
higher than that. Seven-fifty an
hour? Why, that's what Wal-
Mart pays! And without a fed-
eral mandate, too.
"Unfortunately, people who
want to support a company that
pays at least $7.50 an hour can-
not go to Wal-Mart to buy
Edwards' book and then take it
over to Barnes & Noble for him
to sign it. Wal-Mart doesn't
carry it. Wonder why." New
Hampshire Union Leader.
Really Bad Act 3 This one


is really, really bad.
Wal-Mart has had problems
with employees coming to
work late and some not coming
in at all. They have notified the
employees that after they are
late 10 times they are subject to
being fired.
Can you imagine the inhu-
manity of this? Expecting peo-
ple to show up for work on
time. After 50 years of gimme,
gimme liberalism, Wal-Mart
wants their people to show up
on time. I'll bet they won't let
them drink beer or do drugs at
work either. What a spoil sport
Wal-Mart turned out to be.
Bad 'Act 4 All of the
above is bad but the worst thing
is they have all those employ-
ees, and .labor unions aren't
getting dues so that they can
pay lobbyists or whoever has to
be paid to influence legislation
and elections.
Shame on Wal-Mart.
Dean Johnson
Sebring



Wal-Mart does

good works

Editor:
Sebring Meals on Wheels
'Inc. recently received a com-
munity grant from the Wal-
Mart Foundation based in
Bentonville, Ark. Almost daily
there are negative news items
regarding Wal-Mart and how
they are running roughshod
over local small business, local
zoning boards, employees, sup-
pliers, etc. Many of these news


items are found to have no
basis 'in fact but the media
ignores these findings. Rareh
are there news items extolling
Wal-Mart's good works.
Wal-Mart's involvement
with Give The Kids the World,
the Children's rliracle
Network, natural disaster vic-
tim assistance and grants to
local non-profit organizations
like us goes largely unnoticed
by the media.
I am using this public venue
to thank the management of
Sebring's Wal-Mart Super
Center, store number 0666, for
its support in our community
grant application efforts and
The Wal-Mart Foundation for
its generous grant.
It's very apparent that Wal-
Mart is not all bad after all.
Low prices, ample product
availability, very reasonable
customer service are good
things and their financial sup-
port makes Sebring Meals on
Wheels extremely glad they are
in our community.
Thank you Wal-Mart store
number 0666 and The Wal-
Mart Foundation. Thank you
very much. Your support is
truly appreciated.
Richard Kern
Sebring

The writer is a volunteer of the
Sebring Meals on Wheels
*Board of Directors.

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happy New Year.
We've all heard the song,
"All I want for Christmas is My
Two Front Teeth." As I look at
my stuff in storage I think to
myself, why am I holding on to
this stuff? I've already forgot-
ten what's in there (took maybe
less than a month to forget and
I moved a year ago) except for
the set of dishes my niece
bought me, which I'm keeping
for my next move. My niece is
very special to me, along with
my nephews, I guess because
I'm not a mother, so I get to
"practice" on them.
I have stuff in the room
where I'm staying that just sits
there and collects dust. I could
take it to Goodwill but I think
I'd rather give away the things
that I'm not doing anything
with, things that are still in
good condition, to people that
would appreciate it.
SWhat do I want for
Christmas? Well, I would like
to be able to bless someone for
Christmas ... to give my
nephews and niece self-esteem


RGON and confidence
JARON that they can have
a bright future,
ennison despite what they
lacked growing up.
My sister could
use a bag of hope and a case of
endurance for the challenges
facing her life. To my brother, I
would give him that someone
special to share his life with. I'd
love to get my mom some peace
of mind and joy in her "golden
years" and the resources she
needs to live a little more com-
fortably. My great-nephews are
babies and it'd be great to give
them enough love to last a life-
time.
My bosses could use a more
efficient employee for the com-
ing year. And my co-workers
would be blessed if I sang a lit-
tle less while they're trying to
put out a story (I'm trying to
work on that one guys).
But the last thing I want for.
Christmas is stuff. Sure it'd be
nice to get my pants hemmed,
maybe a few new blouses for
work, to pay off more of my
bills, start saving towards a car,
but all I'd like are the things I
need to keep going in life.
There's always time to buy
the finer things in life as far as


material things, but with natural
disasters happening more often,
who knows when a hurricane
could blow through and take it
all away anyhow? So why
stress on the things that end up
collecting dust, when it's rela-
tionships that last a lifetime.
The only things we can take
with us, if they come to a sav-
ing knowledge of the Lord, is
our loved ones and friends.
When people lose their homes
through a storm, the first thing
they think of is their children,
spouse, mom and dad, brothers
and sisters, not things.
So this Christmas, think of
the non-material things you can
give people in your life. Take
your sister out to lunch or go
shopping for the day. Take a
brother fishing or golfing. Take
a mom or dad to a movie. Invest
in those who brighten your life.
I want to love my family
while they're here. We. don't
have the promise of tomorrow.
Have a blessed holiday .sea-
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who love you.

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have quick responses to when
my curious son, then 7,
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ent time zones, how does Santa
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1050 egals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY DIVISION
CASE NO.: FC 06-1349
LORA L. COLLIER
Petitioner
and '
BRIAN K. COLLIER
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: BRIAN K. COLLIER
ADDRESS: 2040 Gardner Dr, Lorida, FL
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are re-
quired to serve.a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on Lora Collier, whose address
is 1415 Melady Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on or
before December 29, 2006, and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this Court at Highlands
County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870, before service on Petition-
er or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Current Address, Flori-
aa Supreme Court Approved.Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain au-
tomatic disclosure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result in sanctions,
Including dismissal or striking of pleadings.
DATED: November 21,2006.
L.E. "Luke" BROKER, CLERK of COURTS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull'
Deputy Clerk
November 24; December 1,8,15,2006
NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION
BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE is given that the District's Final Agency
Action is approval of the Environmental Resource
General Construction Permit on 0.18 acres to serve
Government known as Placid Lakes Drainage. The
project is located in Highlands County, Section(s) 14,
Township 37 South, Range 29 East. The permit appli-
cant is Highlands County Board of County Commis-
sioners whose address is 505 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring, Florida 33870.
The permit no. is 44031620.000
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to
above Is available for inspection Monday through Fri-
day except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
at the Southwest Florida Water Management District
(District), 170 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830-7700.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests ae .affect-
ed by the District's action regarding this permit may
request an administrative hearing in accordance with
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.),
and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code
(F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request
for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial inter-
ests of each person requesting the hearing will be af-
fected by the District's action, or final action; (2) state
all material facts disputed by each person requesting
the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts;
and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C.
A request for hearing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District at the District's
Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville,
FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this
notice (or within 14 days for an Environmental Re-
source Permit with Proprietary Authorization for the
use of Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure to file a
request for hearing within this time period shall con-
stitute a waiver of any right such poison may have to
request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing process Is de-
signed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a
petition means that the District's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this notice of
final agency action. Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such final decision of the
District on the application have the right to petition to
become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with
the requirements set forth above.


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settle an administrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is not available prior
to the filing of a request for hearing.
December 15, 2006
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: FC-06-1337
VICKI THEORA DEBOY,
Petitioner,
and
ANGEL LUIS MARTINEZ,
Respondent.
'NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Angel Luis Martinez
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dis-
solution of marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to Vicki Theora
DeBoy, Petitioner, 559 Garfield Avenue NE,
Lake Placid, FL 33852, on or before December
29, 2006, and file the original with the Clerk of
Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida, either before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.
DATED: November 20, 2006.
L. E. Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: SaraTurnbull
As Deputy Clerk
November 24; December 1, 8,15, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: GC 06-082
AVATAR LEISURE LAKES INC.,
A FLORIDA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHAN XIN PAN
JING ZHU SONG et al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered November
28, 2006, in this case now pending in this
Court, the style of which is indicated above, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the base-
ment of the Highlands County Courthouse lo-
cated at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida, 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on Decem-
ber 28, 2006 the following described property:
LOT 11, BLOCK 57, LEISURE LAKES, SEC-
TION 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 22,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUC-
TION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY
FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PER-
SONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO
THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU -ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER.
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN SIXTY
(60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO
FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED
TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.
DATED this 28th day of November, 2006.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
Clerk of the Court
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Harold J. Turk
201 Alhambra Circle, 12th Floor
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Tel.: (305) 442-7000
December 15, 22, 2006


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NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant
to a Writ of Execution issued in the County
Court in and for Dade County, Florida, on the
26th day of April, 1996, in the cause wherein
First Union National Bank of Georgia, is plain-
tiff, and Charles E. Hinson and Ann Hinson
a/k/a Ann M. Hinson, are defendants, being
Case No. 95-15806 CC-23 (02) in said court,
I, Susan Benton, as Sheriff of Highlands
County, Florida have levied upon all of the
right, title and interest of the above defendant,
Charles E. Hinson, and to the following descri-
bed personal property to-wit:
Tag #D839SZ
VIN # 3D7KS26C15G764268
2005 DODGE RAM 2500
Title# 0092579616 issued 6-20-05,
and on the 16th day of January, 2007 at the
Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands
County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring,
Highlands County, Florida, at the hour .of
11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's,
Charles E. Hinson, right, title and interest in
aforesaid property at public outcry and will
sell the same, subject to all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments,, if any, to the
highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH,
the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of
the above-described execution.
Dated this 12th day of December, 2006.
SUSANBENTON, SHERIFF
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ James Spires
DEPUTY SHERIFF
In accordance with the American With Disabil-
ities Act, persons with, disabilities needing a
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the agency sending
this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL
33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (1rD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
December 15, 22, 29, 2006; January 5, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-625
FLORIDA TERRA INVESTORS, INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAN H. CHOWEN and MILDRED H.
CHOWEN, husband and wife, if living, and if
not, their heirs, successors, assigns and all
other parties or persons claiming by or
through them, and all other parties or persons
having or claiming any right, title or interest
in the property which is the subject of this
action,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: Mildred H. Chowen, if living, and if not,
her heirs, successors, assigns, and all other
parties or persons claiming by or through her,
Ch'Town at 17 Hemlock Dr., Apt. 109,
Prince Edward Island, Canada
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quite title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 52, Block 285, Sun 'n Lake Estates of
Sebring, Unit 14, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73, 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,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before January
16, 2007; 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 6th day of December, 2006,
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER


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Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 15, 22, 29, 2006; January 5, 2007

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-696
JULIO LARA and MELISSA LARA,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
ELFRIDA PEREZ, and his/her unknown
spouse, if living, and if not, their heirs,
successors, assigns and all other parties or
persons claiming by or through them,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ELFRIDA PEREZ, and his/her unknown
spouse, if living, and if not, their heirs, suc-
cessors, assigns and all other parties or per-
sons claiming by or through them,
2426 N. Surrey Court, Chicago, IL 60614
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quite title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 17, Block 104, Sun 'n Lake Estates of
Sebring, Unit 8, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58, Public Re-
cords 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,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above-styled court on or before January
16, 2007; 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 30th day of November, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
,December 15, 22, 29, 2006; January 5, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-695
JULIO LARA and MELISSA LARA,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
JAIME PEREZ RAMOS and SARA GRACIA
DE PEREZ, his wife, if living, and if not, their:
heirs, successors, assigns and all other
parties or persons claiming by or through
them,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: Jaime Perez Ramos and Sara Gracia De
Perez, his wife, if living, and if not, their heirs,
successors, assigns and all other parties or
persons claiming by or through them,
Calle 13 CA, 18 Urb Rexville, Bayamon, PR
00619
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 13, Block 104, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING, UNIT 8, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before December
29, 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 21st day of November, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 1, 8, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-692
LARA GROUP, LLC,
a Florida Limited Liability Company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLOTILDE CALVO, and his/his unknown
spouse, if living, and if not, their heirs, suc-
cessors, assigns and all other parties or per-
sons claiming by or through them,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: Clotilde Calvo, if living, and if not, their
heirs, successors, assigns, and all other par-
ties or persons claiming by or through them,
5924 N. Magnolia, Chicago, IL 60660
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quite title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 2, 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 Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before January
24, 2007; 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 11th day of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ SaraTurnbull
Deputy Clerk
December 15, 22, 29, 2006; January 5, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-694
LARA GROUP, LLC,
a Florida Limited Liability Company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MANUEL R. MARTINEZ GARCIA and
ANGELINA MARTINEZ, his wife, if living, and
if not, their heirs, successors, assigns and all
other parties or persons claiming by or
through them,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: MANUEL R. MARTINEZ GARCIA and AN-
GELINA MARTINEZ, his wife, if living, and if
not, their heirs, successors, assigns and all
other parties or persons claiming by or
through them,
Calle 24 P-9, Alturas De Flamboyan, Baya-
mon, PR 00619


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 3, 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 Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before January 3,
2007; 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 22nd day of November, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 1,8,15,22,2006


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PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION: JANUARY 5, 2007
AT 9:00 A.M.
LOCATION: AVON TOWING, 1102 KERSEY
ST., AVON PARK, FL 33825
YEAR MAKE
1994 OLDSMOBILE
VIN # 1G3NL5536RM026072
December 15, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-806
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SERAFINA HERNANDEZ PAGAN, RICARDO
RAMOS SANTANA, and DELIA RAMOS
HERNANDEZ, as Joint Tenants with Right of
Survivorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
,or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against SERAFINA HERNANDEZ PAGAN,
RICARDO RAMOS SANTANA, and DELIA
RAMOS HERNANDEZ, and all claimants under
any of such party;
ENRIQUE AMY TORRES, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ENRIQUE AMY
TORRES, and all claimants under any of such
party;
ADA CASTING and MIGUEL R. MORA
CASTAING, as' Joint Tenants with Right of
Survivorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against ADA CASTING and MIGUEL ,R.
MORA CASTAING, and all claimants under any
of such party;
FRANCISCO RIVERA COTTO and VIRGINIA
SANTIAGO de RIVERA, His Wife, if alive and if
not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against FRANCISCO
RIVERA COTTO and VIRGINIA SANTIAGO de
RIVERA, and all claimants under any of such
party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: SERAFINA HERNANDEZ PAGAN, RICAR-
DO RAMOS SANTANA, and DELIA RAMOS
HERNANDEZ, as Joint Tenants with Right of
Survivorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against SERAFINA HERNANDEZ PAGAN,
RICARDO RAMOS SANTANA, and DELIA
RAMOS HERNANDEZand all claimants under
any of such party;
P.O. Box 179, Guaynabo, PR 00970 and/or
HC 1, Box 8401, Gurabo,PR 00778
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:
Parcel 1: Lot 19, Block 158, Unit 10, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60,
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 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
January 16, 2007; 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 6th day of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: 7s/ Maria Simpson


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December 15, 22, 2006


NOTICE OF SALE
AA Storage of Highlands County @ 3214
Spinks Road, Sebring, will hold a sale of your
personal belongings for non-payment of rent
after December 29, 2006.
Names and unit numbers are as follows:
VANESSA GRANT Unit #66 & #73
STEPHANIE ENNIS Unit #30
RICHARD YOUNG Unit # 07
October 8,15,2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-770
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HEGBERTO A. SANFELIZ VIRELLA and SARA
LUZ COSME REYES, -is Wife, if alive and if
not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against HEGBERTO A.
SANFELIZ VIRELLA and SARA LUZ COSME
REYES, and all claimants under any of such
party;
EDELMIRO GONZALEZ GONZALEZ and
NORMA BARRETO de GONZALEZ, His Wife, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
EDELMIRO GONZALEZ GONZALEZ and
NORMA BARRETO de GONZALEZ, and all
claimants under any of such'party;
EDUARDO CACHO OLIVO and JUANA M. OLI-
VO del RIO, His Wife, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, .grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against EDUARDO CACHO
OLIVO and JUANA M. OLIVO del RIO, and all
claimants under any of such party;
ANGEL OLIVERAS and EDWINA SANCHEZ,
His Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against ANGEL OLIVERAS and EDWINA SAN-
CHEZ, and all claimants under any of such
party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: SARA LUZ COSME REYES, if alive and if
not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against SARA LUZ
COSME REYES, and all claimants under any of
such party;
P.O. Box 137, Corozal, PR 00783.
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:
Parcel 1: Lot 42, Block 097, Unit 8, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to.serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, 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
January 15, 2007; 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 5th day of December, 2006.
*.. L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER-


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Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 15, 22, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-718
SUN'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DENNIS M. MAGNUS and MARGARET M.
MAGNUS if alive and-if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against DENNIS M. MAGNUS and MARGARET
M. MAGNUS, and all claimants under any of
such party;
WILLIAM BURNS, if alive and if not, his un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against WILLIAM BURNS,
and all claimants under any of such party;
DAVID E. BERLEW, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against DAVID E. BERLEW,
and all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: WILLIAM BURNS, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
,.creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against WILLIAM BURNS,
and all claimants under any of such party;
116 Seneca Avenue, Oshawa, Ontario, Can-
ada L1G 3V4
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:
Parcel 2: Lot 08, Block 146, Unit 10, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60,
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 Loretta J; Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's jr.,rnr,., and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
January 16, 2007; 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 7th day of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 15, 22, 2006


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 1/3/2007
CERT. NO.: 99/6668
TAX DEED NO.: 06000870TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MCKEE, GEORGE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 99/6668 IS-
SUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C043428-16033300020
LOT 2, BLOCK 333, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBR-
ING, UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 4, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FL
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF CFD,
INC:.. .. ... .


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UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 2ND FLOOR, COURT ROOM B, ON 1/3/2007
AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 11/29/2006
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 8,13,15, 20, 2006

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Please check your ad on the first day
it runs to make sure it is correct.
Sometimes instructions over the
phone are misunderstood and an er-
ror can occur. If this happens to you,
please call us the first day your ad
appears and we will be happy to fix
it as soon as we can.
If We can assist you, please call us:
385-6155--452-1009
465-0426
News-Sun Classified


1150 Personals
ALONE? Seniors Dating Bureau
SAFEST since 1977! Ages 45-90.
Call 1-800-922-4477 (24hrs)
Or log onto: RespectedDating.com

14 00 Health Care Services
STuco Peat, Florida's leading potting soil manu-
facturer, located in Sebring, is searching for a
staff accountant. Responsibilities include, GL,
AP, AR and assisting with month end close.
Candidate must have: Associate or Bachelor's
degree in accounting, 3-5 years experience,
strong computer/excel skills, detail oriented,
and ability to multi-task. Excellent compensa-
tion including, salary, benefits, health insur-
ance, 401k, and paid vacation. Please contact
Corinne Winter at 863-382-2043 or e-mail re-
sume to corinne.winter@tucopeat.com.


150 0 Child Care Services
LITTLE DARLINGS
New Day Care opening in Avon Park- accept-
ing children ages 1 yr to Pre K. Also taking
applications for teachers with experience. Li-
cense pending. 100 N. AnokaAve.
863-201-9100

1550 Professional Services

BANKRUPTCY
Not An Ending, But A Beginning **
Toward Solvency and Relief
A. R. Gonzalez, Attorney
Free Consultation
S; "1S6BR 'OFF c"'3iiG9 1'61'6' 4 -


1550 Professional Services
DO YOU KNOW WHO HAS A KEY TO YOUR
HOME OR BUISNESS? REKEY your locks for
far less than replacing them. Call the special-
ists, 863-452-1108 American Home Mainte-
nance.
PATIO GLASS SLIDING GLASS DOORS
CAUSING YOU A PROBLEM? We have the sol-
ution.Call the specialists, 863-452-1108
American Home Maintenance.

Perfection cleaning services detailed oriented
own supplies and dependable license insured
and bonded. Call 863-368-1386


2000
Employment


2100 Help Wanted

KENILWORTH
CARE & REHAB

Positions For RN'S

& LPN's PRN Status

Available All Shifts

Come join our
professional
nursing team at
Kenilworth Care &
Rehab Center

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

ALICO, INC. is now hiring a Canker Inspec-
tor, Exp. a plus. Benefits included. Apply in
person @ 1805 Lost Grove Rd., Frostproof,
FL. EOE 863-635-3718
Big "T" Tire Is seeking Auto Repair Techni-
cians. Must have experience in Front end
alignments, Brakes & A/C Repair. Plus a gen-
eral auto repair knowledge. A.S.E. Certification
would be added bonus. Top pay to the right,
individuals. 1109 W. Main St. in Avon Park.
See Greg Merritt or Virgil Mclnvale.
CAREER Opportunity some music experience
required good pay, great benefits 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 -017 or emnail v'.j;ri :rg.
Ei:E.DrFWpF


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Full Lawn Service
Free Emunmj[e
Owner'Operator Licensed & Insured
8 yrs. Experience






Rodr.quez
Lawn Care
& Landscaping
FREE Estimates
For Your Total Landscaping Needs
863-314-0969
;' TreeTrimming & Removal
"' Designer Rocks
--'J LvP Irrigation, Sod & Planting


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ALL STAR TILE, LLC
Complete Bathroom Remodeling
Change Baihlub to Shower
_r i Inslallalion Ceramic Floor Tile

S- f Call Robert for Your
FREE Estimate
(863) 465-6683
Lake Placid


HIGH VELOCITY
HURRICANE SHUTTERS
WE'RE YOUR HURRICANE 6 SIORM PRO TFnION EXPERTS
OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
10o DISCOUNT FOR EARLY ORDERS
IMennlon inm' Adl
CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE

.i... Edsco & Associates, Inc.
(863) 465-3555
Lia riu.d p d hIl u d hii
" 0t0107 Sljie CR 1C056264


Joe Johnson's
NtL AMERI
TREE SERVICE. INC
TRIMMING REIEO\L X
SOD INST AL LATION '
STLMP GRINDING
ALL HALiLING LOT CLEARING (f
Top Qualiry Se'rice From People it ho Care!

863.465-7491
Licensed Free
Insured Estimates


THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING? ,I e N N

I CAN HELP! B- --*&H L.
S,, r A Great Job at A Fair Price... Guaranteed!
l n LiCdaSanden Tree Trimming Track Hoe
Realtor Tree Removal Loader Service
(863) 257-0479 Stump Grinding Land Clearing

KELLER Bucket Truck Hauling
WILLIAMS. Free Estimates Licensed & Insured
' 2359 US Hwv 2- S Sbring, FL 338 l cC



BACK- BWAdvertise CHRIS DINCN N .,
BRICK BLOCK Your B sines Lawn
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STucco WORK Her e. .I. iui;


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DARRELL KORANDA REFRIGERATION
& AIR CONTiONING, LLC


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MOBILE

Locally Owned Pressure Cleaning
If Nve can reach it, We can wash it!
Patio's
ni'111YG
Mobile Homes Screeii Room & Patio's
Houses & Utility Sheds Trailers & Motor Homes





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Fmces & Sigos Piers & Docks
Driveways & Sidewalks Vehicle Fleet Alnshiog
Pools & Decks RV's & Roats.


Delivery Trucks Aod More!
Auto Detailing & Washing
go
863-414-1166


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News-Sun, Friday, December 15, 2006


2100 Help Wanted
CDL DRIVER, CLASS A (AIRBRAIE EN-
DORSEMENT) MINIMUM, must have 2
years exp, clean driving record. Drug-free
workplace (863)385-6709

" KENILWORTH
CARE & REHAB

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

DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN- Full Time- Excellent
Benefits! Need experienced dialysis techni-
cian for a new state of the art dialysis clinic.
Fax resume' to (863) 382-9242 or Call
(863) 382-9443
DIRECT SERVICE WORKER
Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled
adults is seeking caregivers to assist residents
in all facets of daily living and encourage inde-
pendence. Must be 21 yrs of age with a HS di-
ploma, valid FL Drivers license and meet crim-
inal background requirements. Please call
(863)452-5141 or complete an application at
55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825.
DRIVERS CLASS "A" CDL needed, 2 years ex-
perience necessary, paid commission; Also
need Owner/Operators, (863)453-2440.


Forming and pouring concrete some experi-
ence needed call 863-243-1502


Heavy Highway Construction Company seek a
qualified, experienced Paving Foreman.'Apply
n person to Better Roads Inc. 2830 Old State
Road #8 Lake Placid, FI 33852. No phone calls
please. We are a drug free work place/EOE.
HVAC Installers and helpers. Full Time. Apply
in person Mon-Fri 8-12. 523 S Main Ave. in
Lake Placid.
INTERIOR DESIGNER needed for Galleria.
Benefits offer Call Carol for interview appoint-
ment time at 382-3933.
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


LABOR FINDERS
WORKER I5UREO CRCOMA*CT STAfMFIM
.......



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




News2 Sun
Written. Pilnted. Paublsthed. HIgohlans ou .


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


2100 Help Wanted


EXP. COOK OR PIZZA'MAN
(ITALIAN REST.) F/T. 5 days Exc. Salary!!
CALL Tony (863)314-9919

NEWS SUN


Has openings In our
Packaging/Mailroom Department.
Hours vary with each publication.
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.
PERSONAL/PRIVATE CARE FOR ELDERLY. By
licenced RN/ 30 yrs experience. Private home
setting. Hourly/Weekly or 24/7. References
available. Call for more information. 863-471-
3560.
PLUMBERS
Searching for a Rewarding Career?
If you're a self-starter looking to use your
plumbing skills to help others, consider being
a Plumbing Instructor at our location Avon
Park, FL.
Our Instructors usually have 5 years of trades
experience and a willingness to work with ad-
judicated youth.
You must have a HS diploma or equivalent,
some experience using computer software,
and strong communication skills. You must
also ,be able to satisfy an extensive back-
ground screening and PAR training.
HBI offers an excellent benefits package in-
cluding standard work hours and generous
eave.
Apply today to start enjoying the rewards of
being an HBI instructor. Send your resume
and cover letter to jobs@hbi.org (fax: 202-
266-8948).


PLUMBERS SERVICE TECHS AND
LABORERS Needed for busy plumbing
company with residential and commercial exp.
Excellent pay/benefits. Valid drivers license re-
quired, (863)699-1229



NewsSun
Written. Pailed. Published. R Highlands County.


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, ieception-
st/File Clerk. Experienced only need apply
Bi-Lingual a plus. DFWP, EOE. Excellent Ben-
efit Package. Send Resume' to: ccrider@uni-
tedsub.com. Please, no faxes or phone calls.


2100 Help Wanted


Sebring Immediate
Hiring!!

Interviewing for
ALL HOURLY
POSITIONS (PT/FT).
Apply in person
Mon. Fri. 8am to 4pm.
(No Appt. Nec.) @
Roadhouse Grill
Sebring, located in front
of K-Mart in the
Lakeview Mall.
Ask for mgr. on duty.
Candidates must be at
least 18 yrs. old.


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/AAVP
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.


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O.P.S. School Crossing Guard
Staring Salary $10.00 Hourly
Part-Time AS NEEDED Position
..:ea nal ,

Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring (863) 402-7218
Drug Free Workplace/E.O.EJA.D.E.AJVeterans Preference
BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTED


NewsASun
Written. Printed. Published. LN 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 forsthe News-Sun.

S Is ii Previous management and cash
BFi Fit handling experience a plus. Ability to
mI in *' 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


2100 Help Wanted
LPN needed for busy medical office. Full-time
position. Please fax resume to: (863) 385-
4219.
Ridge Area Arc is seeking a. Coordinator of
Vocational Training to help people with devel-
opmental disabilities develop skills to be used
in obtaining and keeping a job. The successful
candidate will posses a bachelor's degree in a
related field or have experience in job training
and manufacturing.
Inquire in person at 120 West College Drive in
Avon Park AAP/EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
Sell Your House
To We ill buy
le se or take o r the
pay rent on our
hou e. Eliminate the
has le and put Cas in
you pocket. Call
86 -400-15 8
Www. cssell.com
Highlahs Coun rea

SONNY'S BBQ
Now Hiring:
Servers
&
Management
Apply within
751 US 27 S. Sebring. NO PHONE CALLS
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

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

NOW HIRING:
33-CORRECTIONAL'OFFICER'S
FOR FACILITY EXPANSION
MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/DN/


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START FRESH TODAY.
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EXPERTS
The News-Sun has been
serving Highlands County s
classified advertising needs
since 1927 Your classified ad
w;ll reach thousands of your friends
and neighbors in print and on
the World Wide Web'


News-uiln
IT A' In Sebring call 385-6155
".:IOt :"" In Avon Pork call 452-10
*, In Lake Placid call 465-0


2100 Help Wanted
HELP WANTED/ Sterilization Tech. Please call
863-382-9090.
CROWNPOINTE Senior Living Community
has an immediate opening for the following:
Weekend CNA
7 a.m.-3p.m. & 3 p.m.- 11p.m.
Weekend Resident Service Aid
11 p.m. -7a.m.
Previous exp. w/assisted living and/or work-
ing with seniors pref but will train. Fax re-
sume with salary requirements to 386-4925
or pick up an application at 5005 Sun N
Lakes Blvd., Sebring.

THE GEO GROUP INC.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE,
DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE,
& 401K RETIREMENT
*CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
*RECREATION SPECIALIST
*VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR
(PC SUPPORT)
*SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
*SERGEANT
MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone'863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V
TRUCK DRIVER needed, daily work, home ev-
ery night. CDL/Class A license. Apply in per-
son: Heartland Harvesting, 1253 US 27 South,
Golfview.Plaza, Sebring, (863)386-5006.

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get fast results



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Financial

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Give our experienced
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BECOMING A News-Sun
Newspaper Carrier Really Pays!
For just a fc\ hours a night three times per week. you can ciilo the increa ed income, freedom and
Ileibilitvy working independently. WhetherT you o an to1 supplement your retitemennt income, pay for
school. or just add to the cookie jar joining our team of independent contrjcuors can help you achieve 'our
goals.

The News-Sun. Highlands Count 's Hometown Ne% spjpei Since 1927. has immediate openings in the
follow ing areas




Monthly "Excellent Service" bonus are also available. Mileage compensation is provided.

In order to qualify for consideration. lou must be 18 years of age or older, possess a
valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and ha\e read, access to a
telephone or cell phone.


Interested parties should stop by the News-Sun office located at
2227 US 27 South, Sebring, Florida 33870. or send us an email
at rick.tabi@'newssun.com and tell u, a little about yourself.
including 'our name, address and a phone number at
\which you can be reached.


News Sun
Written. Printed. Published. IN Highlands County.
Newspaper earners are independent contractors and ure
not employees of the News-tSun or Harbor Poini nMeJi.


HIGHLANDS COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE


3050 CBusiness,
305 Opportunities
Dreaming Of owning your own Business? Re-
quires little overhead and your success is un-
limited. Start today with a $35.00 member-
ship. Come join a company with great com-
pensation plan and is dedicated to giving back
to charities. Call 863-382-9190 for more into
or Join on-line at www.mymangosteen/lboyd


3150 Mortgages
NEED A MORTGAGE?
NEED 2 CONSOLIDATE?
STARTING A BUSINESS?
Or just need some help?
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We have you covered!!!!

NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 4 THE '
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NO UP FRONT FEES
WANT TO MAKE THIS
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SPECIAL?
But don't have
the cash?


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News-Sun, Friday, December 15, 2006


END OF THE YEAR BILLS GOT YOU
DOWN? NEED TO CONSOLIDATE,
DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START? OR
DO YOU JUST NEED HELP WITH HOME
OR AUTO? CALL THE EXPERTS AT
1-866-454-6186
NO UP FRONT FEES


4040 Homes For Sale
3/2, nice neighborhood, ready to move
into,many extras, possible owner fin., call for
details, 863-655-5588.


FIND OUT WHAT
YOUR HOME IS
WORTH ON-LINE
Free recorded message
1-800-355-9386 ID #1041
www.hcHomeSales.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
NEW 3/2 off Sparta Rd and d Mantee Dr Lake
Charlotte Access. Asking $249,000. 382-6331
RENTto own Sebring 3/21000 plus sq ft, bad
credit ok, $115K, $750 per mo. 321-331-6793

060 Homes for Sale
406 Avon Park
3br/2ba/lcg.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, ExitRealtyAIIl 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

080A Homes for Sale
408 Sebring
$125,000.00- 1bOb Central Park-bebnng- 2/2
Block Home w/central air & heat, includes
brand new cabinets, appliances, carpet, ce-
ramic tile, and wood flooring. Home sits on
arge lot (158x95 ), fenced backyard, and
across from a park. Take 27 to Lakeview ( by
Publix), 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)


4080 Homes for Sale
4080V Sebring
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.

Remodeled 2BR/1BA, New siding,
New roof, New kitchen. Walk-in closets,
88x156 lot, $114,900; Also 1 Brand New
Home 2Br/2Ba/2cg with access to Clubhouse
and Pool. Adult Community.
Rent with option to Buy call (917)939-3830.
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

4100 Homes for Sale
4'00 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 1133 Winter-
green and 1035 Citrus Rd NE. Call Gragg 441-
5214


O For Sale
4120 Villas & Condos
1/1 CONDO on Lake Jackson 55+ community.
No pets, newly remodeled 1 floor apt. Asking
$70,000. Call 381-9113


4180 Duplexesfor Sale.
1/2 DUPLEX 2/1 729 sq ft built 1973, 1407
Highland Dr, $99,000, Call 465-0075

4220 Lots for Sale

AP- Lots for Sale/ 4 Lots $40,000. 3 Lots
$30,000. Other lots available. Call 863-453-
8955.
Building Lot for Sale Lake Placid Hwy 27 out
parcel to Tomoka Heights 126 x 214 zoned
residential may allow home business;
$137,500. Mrs Found Indigo Commercial Re-
alty 386-274-1212
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-ofTown Property
S 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


5000bil
Mobile Homes


5050 For Sale

UllILiiE. ,

R ETA ILER 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.*




WuttonawooaBanty
+55 Community


5050 Mobile Homes
505 For Sale
2/2 14X60 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 863-382-7994 or Cell 863-835-0474
2/2 OWN LOT. Fenced irragated fruit. Sun
room roof over. Utilitie room and shed. Very
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-Modem
Housing 863-385-8286
FLEETWOOD 14 x 61 mobile 2BR/2BAin ac-
tive park screen porch, large kitchen and
many up dates. Asking $32,000. Call 402-
9122
FOR SALE / Like new mobile home on Lake
Josephine. 'A must see home! 55 and over.
Call Laurie 863-655-1735.
NICELY FURNISHED 2Br/2Ba 55+ no pets
park and 1Br/1Ba both with glass in Florida
room. Call 863-385-7659
REDUCED DOUBLE wide 55+ Unfum, 2/2 Lr,
Dr, Kitchen, w/new appl, firm, Laundryrm, Car
port. $39,500. 863-414-4006 or 446-1873
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

51 0 Mobile Homes
5 '5v For Rent
FOR RENT/1 Br Kitchenettes. Utilities includ-
ed on Lake Josephine. Call Laurie 863-655-
1735.
Sebring- Mobile Home for rent large 1Br/1Ba
$500 month. 863-381-4110 or 863-381-5174


6050 DuplexesforRent
PLACID LAKES duple' 2 br !2Da CHA .Immac-
ul.le nejr ieningigoh jll Cl863 699-0045
Septing- Furnished 2 Dedroom, 1 bath duplex.
Cenlril H/A laundry wil wnasher/aryer
$13501mo Includes ulilimes 863-7'63-1759
Ownel/Lic R.E. Broker

6150 Furnished
615 Apartments
FOR RENTi Golvie~ Elliciieny api wilh kiicr,
ette pooi side Furnpshea, includes ellriric,
water, sewer, washer & dryer privileges.
Adults only. No smoking & No pets. $500.per
month. Prudential Sanders Realty 863-465-
1400.

2 0 Unfurnished
62 0 Apartments
700 SO FT.-Private Downstairs room w/full
bath, carport, 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.
SB Quit and clean large 1/1 apartment and all.
utilities included. Can be furnished $695 1st
and sec. Avon Park 1/1 $495. Call 863-991-
2454orb877-206-7772 '
SEB ING DINNER LAKE
area. 2/BR/2BA Living room with sun room .
Unfurnished Apt, $710 a month, incl. water.
Gary Johnson. 381-1861


6250 Furnished Houses
2/1/1 Lakefront w/screened back porch and
fenced yard also completely furnished. $750
first and security. Lakefront studio, furnished,
fenced yard w/carport, $600 first and security.
Call 863-381-4195.
On Golf course 2/2/2 large wrap around
screened porch for entertaining, tastefully fur-
nished. $2000/mos or $1200/mos for year
lease. Call 385-4447 or 812-480-9004


6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/2 CLEAN split floor plan house, large
screen porch and big back yard, no smokers,
no plii. quiet neighborhood
,Sun N Lake arfa $750 00 (3174-13.4859
3/2 HOME
Lake Placid, 863-273-9092 or 863-699-0897
3/2/1 HOUSE for Rent- Placid Lakes. Call 863-
835-9050
3/2/1 ON 1 acre. $900. first and security.
2/1/2 on 1 acre with a pond. Fenced backyard.
$800. first and security. Call 863-381-4195


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
SEASONAL 2/2 on golf course completely fur-
nished at Country Club of Sebring. 381-6507
SUN -N-LAKE/ Seasonal Golf Course Town-
house. 2BR/2 1/2 BA. Beautifully furnished.
On 2nd Green w/ fantastic views. 3 mo min.
$1700/mo. Call 941-704-0603 or 941-722-
1533.


7020 Auctions


CHRISTMAS

AUCTION
SUN. DEC. 17' 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.







PUBLIC AUCTION
Saturday December 16, 2006 9:Am
Wauchula
1.96 State Road 62
SBowling Green, FI
-CONSIGNORS WELCOME--
TraLiors. Farm Equip Vehkcles ATV's Const..
Mar n, and Mu:rn Mure
DeMott Auction Co, Inc
Terry DeMott, Sr. Fl #AU1833 AB1285
Phone (863)773-6600
www.demottauction.com


ABSOLUTE

AUCTION
SAT. DEC. 16M 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
CROSICA AVE. WATCH FOR
AUCTION SIGNS:
PARTIAL LIST: CHINA
CABINET- TABLE W/4 CHAIRS, 471N.
MAGNAVOX T.V., 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 TOOLS, LOTS OF OTHER
ITEMS NOT LISTED.
TERMS: CASH OR CHECK WITH
POSITIVE ID. 10% BUYER
PREMIUM.

.5 "Mn^unl~l^^^^


I RAL SATEAUTOI


7040 Appliances
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
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 OBO. Call 863-452-0433 or 863-257-
1996
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 Antique Mall
at 2651 Us 27 South.
*Thanks and Happy Holidays.*

7100 V,Radi,& Stereo
RCA 19" T.V. good condition, needs universal
remote $25.00. Call 863-655-0243.

71Vieo Recorders,
7 1 IEquipment
VCR, SONY, HI-FI STERO, $35.00 CALL 863-
465-5653.

71 40 Computers & Supplies
COMPUTER 19" MON. DVD C.D. BURNER 256
RAM $140.00 CALL 863-664-1435.

PROCESSOR WIRELESS FOR INTERNET
SEARCH AND EMAIL. CAN USE WITH TV."
$15. CALL 863-699-1119.


7180 urur

ESTATE ITEMS LIKE NEW
Bassen Cherry 5pc dining sel '399.95
Bassen Cherry China Cabinei..399.95
7pc Italian dining set ............ 399.95
Coniemporary 5pc dinene sel
widasier h1l wI vel chairs. .....'299.95
White Metal 5 pc dinette set
199.95
4pc Fau..: Sione & Ash Bedroom set
'499.95
4pc Ethan Allen Bedroom set..'399.95
4pc White Wash Bedroom set
1399.95
Rattan Twin Sleeper ...............199.95
Rattan Sectional w/jaquered fabric
1399.95
Sofa Sleepers Your Choice......299.95
Sofa w/matching Loveseats (4 sets)
*399.95
Roll Top Desk2.95
'299.95
Disney type Kids 8pc twin bedroom set
'299.95
Recliners starting at............:....'99.95
We are now Acceeting Quality
Like New Consignments
West Coast Furniture
5535 US 27 South
863-382-11117
CHECK OUR WEB PAGE AT
westcfurniture.comn

9 Drawer Oak Dresser/ with Mirror, 59, in.
Long. Paid $1000. asking'$250.00. Call 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.
CONSIGNMENT NOW accepting quality
items. Call West Coast Furniture. 863-382-
1117
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!


TABLE, DRAFTING, 2 DRWS OAK PRO 28x50
+ SWIVEL CHR. $250.00 CALL 863-655-3206.

7200 H floods
2 0 Household Goods


7260 MuicalMerchandise
GUITARS WANTED I will buy your old Gibson
or Fenber guitar. Will travel Call 407-733-
1687


HOHNER ELECTRICAL Accordian like new
$800. Call 453-7663 or evening 453-5810


7300 Miscellaneous


3-5 Gallon White exterior paint never been
opened!l Shermon Williams Paid $400.00.
asking $200.00.. it's a great deal. Call 863-
655-0243.
BAD MITTEN SET, COMPLETE WITH BAG.
NEW, NEVER USED. $15.00. CALL 863-453-
7027


7300 Miscellaneous
FIREWOOD, SPLIT, Oak dry seasoned
$90. per face cord. (863) 465-1161
GARDEN CART, RUBBERMAID, EXC. COND.
$30.00. CALL 863-465-5653.
GLASSWARE, WEXFORD ASSORTED OVER
50 PIECES. $35.00 CALL 863-655-3206.
HAND VAC, DIRT DEVIL, $8.00 CALL 863-
465-5653.
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. 33370
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 mattress like new $100 call 863-471-
0446 or 863-381-4340
MINK COAT AND HAT $450.CALL 863-471-
1422
Motor for Spa-whirlpool $100, and blower
$50, 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
ROCKING HORSE ( METAL STAND') ALMOST
LIKE NEW. WILL MAKE A GREAT GIFT.
$30.00. CALL 863-402-2285.
Shaffold:Commercial, 2' x 6' x6' like new. Cost
$185.00. Sell $75.00. Call 863-402-1945.
"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.
Tredmill Electric $75 call 863-471-0446 or
863-381-4340
WEDDING DRESS SIZE 6. With Crinoline,
Tiara, Vail, Jewelry, shoes and bra. $300.00.
Call 446-3325.


Bargain Buys

2 ALBINO Ferrtets 7ms old. 2 Level Cage,
Food, Liner ei. $225 Call 863-452-1275
2 Cat Litter boxes. Etc. Complete with other
items. Look Like new. $50.00. Call 863-385-
7353.
BAKERS RACK- metal & light oak finish with
multiple shelves & drawers, 75" H x 36" W x
18" D. Excellent condition. Asking $70.00,
obo (863)471-1546 anytime
BIKE ALUMINUM Mongoose $75.00
(863)458-0551
BRAND NEW in box TMX ELMOS!!! 10th An-
niversary Edition. English Version $75,00
(863)441-2433
CAMCORDER AIPTEKS MPVR 2006 record,
audio, video. TV in box. $125.00
(863)458-0551

CHRISTMAS DISHES- 2 sets of Christmas
holly design 20 pc place set per set, 1set w/
angel design 16 pc place setting for 4. $12.00
each set or $30.. for all 3 sets brand new .
'(863)471-1546 anytime
CLOCKS- ASSORTED all clocks all work ex-
cellent condition six lo-choose from: Each
Si 5 00, or less Call 1863)471-1546 anytime -
COFFEE TABLE- Ighl oak nimsh, e dition, 16" H x 36" sq. Asking $20.00 obo
Call (863)471-1546 anytime.
CRAFTSMAN .5 DRAWER TOOL CHEST ON
WHEELS. LIKE NEW $85.00. CALL 863-386-
0936.
DISHWASHER KENMORE- white. $125.00
(863)458-0551
G.E UPRIGHT Vac-looks and works excellent-
reconditioned and guaranteed 30 days $20.00
call 863-402-2285
LIKE NEW 12ft trampoline with enclosure
$125. Call 465-7394
MICROWAVE WHIRLPOOL white over stove
1000 watt $70.00 (863)458-0551
OVER 225 outside christmas lights with, extra
bulbs $20.00 (863)471-1033
ROCKING CHAIRS- two matching maple high
back rockers. Excellent condition. Asking
$40.00 each. (863)471-1546 anytime
Set mens golf clubs nearly new golf bag
$65.00 also Ex bike $30:00 call 863-214-1631
Friday Saturday and Sunday
SOFA & LOVESEAT/ PASTEL COLORS REAL
GOOD CONDITION. 2 GLASS TOP END TA-
BLES, ALL FOR $150.00 O.B.O. CALL 863-
465-1451.
STANLEY 26 pc 1/2 drive SAE Socket set,
Great Christmas Gift $20.00 (863)441-4418
TABLE- LIGHT oak finish, excellent condition.
19"Hx 22" sq. Asking $10.00 Call
(863)471-1546 anytime


WATER PUMP GE 3/4 hp for irrigation or
well $110.00 (863)458-0551


7500 Livestock & Supplies


7520 Pes & Supplies


AKC REGISTERED. LAB puppies: First shots
and health certificates. Needs good home.
$400.00. Call 863-452-2526 or 863-449-
0105.
Boston Terrier puppy AKC Male and female.
Ready Now $550. Call 863-453-9584
LONG HAIR chihuahua puppy male has health
papers. $250. Call 453-2928
MALE YEAR OLD ROTTWEILER. FREE TO
GOOD HOME. GREAT WITH KIDS. CALL 863-
835-2307


CHINA, MADEIRA 3744, SRVC FOR 8 +
$550.00 VALUE. FOR $150.00 CALL 863-655-
3206.
DOUBLE BOWL stainless steel sink, excellent
condition 19x32x7 $45.00 (863)402-0323





I






News-Sun, Friday, December 15, 2006


7520 Pets & Supplies
BEAGLE PUPPIES/ Small tri-colored. Vet
checked. First shots. 3 females, 3 males.
$200 00 to $250.00. P.O.P Call 863-381-1668
or 863-382-337'0
PET SITTING Bi THE HOUR OR DAY PER-
FESSIOtJAL GARE E.CELLENT REFERENCES
CALL 863*.81-6912
Shintzu puppies CKIL reg 1 mrle $i550
1 female $65) now lijIng depoi.is Call 385-
8676
7540 Fresh Fruits &
7 4Vegetables
Ralph's Fruil is re'adv IGipecruil Five ijal
Duckets. $5 00 Oranges 56 '00 u I Oi we
pick 706 S Marraill Ave Avonr Parn 453.
6259
YOU-PICK- Sirawberries. Navels.
Oranges & Grapelrurt 18631382-4348
75 0 Medical Supplies
& Equipment
2003 BRUfJO electric wrheel:har liflr fr rear oi
vehicle used rwire. $850 i863i71I-0446

7580 Toys
3 TM'.. ELMOS SEALED IN BON. 17501
EACH CALL 863-441-2433 OR 81.3.699-61i

8000
Recreation

8050 Boats& Motors
1977 18FT VIKING Cenler Console 85 ihp
evenruae Riged il r Lcrappile inning Riun.
greal No Iraler 129(090 Call quIlck .14-h 1
239-850-3403


8050 Boat & Motors
2005 Stratos 285 Pro XL bassboat,Yamaha
custom trailer, yamaha v 150, full instrument
pack. custom cover Only 50 hours on it 3 year
t.lended warranlrt, 5.1 000 ..all 863-239-i503
2-rinswr : ,51 Daneries
15 Fitness & Exercise
8 | S Equipment
TiOi' LITTLE S iGAELLE FREE STILE TO-
TAL BIjOi WORKOUT COLLECTIOIJ W'VIDl
EO'S 112500 LIhEIJEW CALL 80.-385.

8200 Bikes & Cycle
820 Equipment
BIE. MEIIS 11) PEED WITH ETRA SEAT
$25 00 CALL 863 46o'. 565

8450 Motor Homes
1'999 MONACIO LC['am.Ui ,a 60 F1(0 mile greal
c 1,nd1lhh10 loaded '15 1 011l1 1ll 86i ; '453-2.12

9000
Transportation

9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
200114 AMAHA FZ60) Sireet Flher Ilalked
tl .e 3. iTili -s Perle,: new conridillon ri ra ge
Vepl $4650 200)5 amsana WR4-50F Dinr B 1
wulh lights 2 Hr ule iTTima,:ulale $J55)
Cjll 863-314--9098 or 863-445-6226


Classified ads
get fast results


9100 Motorcycles &ATVs
2003 Suzuki JR80 $1100.00 call 863-699-
1721 or 239-253-9570
96' HONDA Rebel 250cc 'windshield bags
new rev r ile & cDn Under 10j 0.rr mlT ',]ieli
72mr'g '180 L ll) Ci863-386 063
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!
3,000 O.B.O.
Call: 863-655-0891 ask for Deb
HOIJDA SABRE VT 1100 AOuA & i.REAM
SOUNDS LiKE A HARLEi S 3800 CALL 861-
453.7;5,
9350 Automotive Paris
793 0 & Accessories
4.' 8 Built up i]ei' RaTimp Spjie ire .-rn
Sg,:odorshap 1$250 00 Call 863 4102.1945
95 FORD E350 VAtl 461 Engirne Rear End
riw,, Trne Rif', and moure C ll t.-J r.'-446
BUMPER REAR CHROME 2005 F-250. MiriOR
DIIJG i.50 00 CALL 863.i-55-3206
HITCH' RECEIVER CLASS & t I .IfIVERSAL
MOUNT ADJUST FROM .1- TO 71 WIDE
10i0 i00 CALL 863-153-;02"

9450 Automotive for Sale
98 CADILLAC Deville, Excelleni
Condition in and out! Musl see!
Lots of upgrades Beautilul car'
$5500.00 obo 863-414-1738
Toyola Carmr. le 2005 Jdr silv',r gryv
'9 riOin, Cltin. nr:. n- imo ie 1airjed $18 00
call 3?,63-452 690'3


AP GARAGE Sale Furnilure mrrc Friday and
Saturday 182 Hillresi Or in Winter Greens
AP. BIG MULTI-FAMILi GARAGE SALEi 716
E. Cornell St Trurs-Fri Dec 141n & 151h irom
8-5 Chrslmas dlEoralions Dishes lKichen
cabinets, Furnllure Kilihern uleiPil3, LOis o0
Mis':

Having a


Garage


Sale?
Make more monev by reaching thou-
sands of potential customers For only
$11 27 'ou get 5 lines lor one week in
the News-Sun plus up to lour FREE
GARAGE SALE SIGNS! It your sale gets
rained out, call us and we II run it again
at no additional ,narge.

Call today!

385-6155


LORIDA- BIG 'iARD SALE 2308 Upson ort
hFicE Rd Fr-Sal DeL 15-16, Caime inilor
IOolS blowile:'. 2 household iiemri lois mlic
Look lor signs 98' Hwvy Aruble Creel. Rd Io
Hicks Rd


AP-GARAGE SALE; 4628 E Avon Pines Rd.
Fri Sun De: 151h-11in 9.5p m LOli u1 MuISC
LP-GARAGE SALE!' 39 Jasmine SI Cover-
bridlig Sal-Sun Dec 16ih & 1710 9-1p m
Chnsimas ,ilm'; Priclein dclll. Some nou:e.
nold oiems and eic
LP-GIANT /ARD SALE/ Syvlran Snores 1811
Cladel SI Sal Dec 161 Irom 8-7 Furnilur',
Diries Cluining Farin. Prole;ssrional Cran
Tenl and much mucn more
LP-'ARD SALE.GARAGE SALE 3135 Forger
Me No01 A.e I in Leicure Lj'es I Sit Dec 16in
irom 8-1p m LOIS Of Mis. c
SB PLANT SALE 309 Wren Ave Thurs-Sal
Dei. 14nh, 151h 1 611ir Ponisert s Indoor
ana ouldicrr planl., hOr use planil landcapiriqg
plans, Pinea.ppl pla3nl
SB- 111 Alltberry Dr FrSun. Dei 15-17 8a3m
" Color Tt kids cloiths lot i more r'l misc
SB- 345 Poinsenil Ave FriWedi Dec 15-20,
,0am-Sprm C311 382-3622
.B-3811 LAKEWOOD Rd Sai-Sun DeO 16-17,
7am-7 Tools men and women colnnes, parr,
dressts '.l: S-10. LOI or nmiS., nbirJy car
seals ilnrg and more
SB-500 THUNDERBIRD hill rr. a nur-Sat Dec
14-16 ;Im a Plenty uf li.lmi aI cheap prices'
SB-Cheris EPlale Sale- 223 Roon Ave I Be-
rind Laleshore Mall i Tiurs-Sal 7 303 mn-
5p m Anllque 03. roll ion desk and cnIar
Brohilil -rCo Orienral labtl and s, ichairs
wa'maJning rnina cabinel 4posilerqueen ijan
opy br,'rdge bed w.Ito armour Kii:hen liable
.na 4 :aI351r ihair[ Colemda sIp no p wer-
male genreralor. Crahsiismn live hp power
waner. Si. 314 n p lawn mower Gall Clubs
Hand IOlIS. Large pl:lures Curio Cabineil.
Clrninrg Disnec. Small appill.ncei hrnnis.ma'.
iiemi Cortee. soil and end iaHlles. Houe Full


SB MULTi family sale, vintage collector dolls
w, ssessores carpel cleaner. Nordlc-Trac,
Pugh Moped. many misc irems. all lust In lime
fIo Cnrnslmas' Friday & Saturday 8am-12pm,
691.10 Granada Blvd Sun n' Lake Sebring
SB-GARAGE SALE 306 Sparrow Ave. Fi Dec
i5ih Irom 8-Jpm Sia Dec 161n from 8-
11am LoIS of mist tings, Bedding, Small
cl;e clothes. Misc
SB-'tARO SALE/ 1131 Edgemor Ave. Frl-Sat
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SECTION C FRIDAY. DECEMBER 15. 2006


NEWS-SUN SEBRING. FLA.


girl's dream
Years ago. before there
were such things as shop-
ping malls and mega-
stores, there was a store
called O'Neill's. located in
a shopping plaza in ms
hometown n.
One special holiday. my
folks took me to the store
to look at all the toys and
decorations. All of the larg-
er stores had animated win-
dows and played carols
while shoppers 'would
pause and enjoy the
scenery.
The toy department %was
very bus). as the shopping
season was in full sw ing.
Standing atop one of the
aisle's shelves was the most
beautiful doll a girl could
imagine. She was dressed
in a long \ white bridal
go n, ith lace and rib-
bons co ering the dress.
Her hair was a cascade of
blonde curls, underneath a
whitee netted eil. She w\as
carrying a bouquet of w white
lilies-of-the-\alley. Her
stockings and slippers were
white. All in all. she was
the epitome of a little girl's
dream.
Several times, my folks
and I \went to that store that
year. Every time, I would
hurry to see the beautiful
doll. And then, the unthink-
able happened. One night
'when I went to see the doll.
she 'was no longer there. A
shopper had bought her and
taken her home for some-
one's present to open on
Christmas morning. I '\as
desolated.
No other tos interested
me. and in fact. I lost all
enthusiasm for the season. I
knew- my life \\as going to
be so much less joy ful
because that doll 'was going
to live at someone else's
house from now on.
Ml mom's best friend
always made a holiday din-
ner, and the families gath-
ered together early, then
walked to church for the
midnight sen ice. In my
family a tradition we start-
ed early on %as that I could
open one gift on Christmas
Eve before w"e left for our
traditional dinner. This par-
ticular sear. I had no desire
to open a gift early. What
was the use? The present I
'anted most wasn't under
the tree an\yay.
There was a large bo\
wrapped in festive paper
\ ith a large red bow under
the tree w ith my name on
it. When told to choose a
gift to open. I picked a
smaller gift lying in front
of the tree. MNI dad asked
me wh\ I didn't choose the
big bo\. I don't know w hat
I said. but somehow I indi-
cated that it didn't matter to
me which gift I opened. He
urged me to go ahead and
open the bigger box also.
for the first and only time.
allo ing me to open more
than one gift.
SMarrx has traveled thou-
sands of miles in her mar-
ried life and is still the
beautiful doll of this little
girl's dreams, thanks to my
mom and dad.


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Potts wears Christmas spirit with pride


By JEAN PARRISH
Spie-at iu ii V'-cwSun
LAKE PLACID As soon as Thanksgi' ing is o'er. Sonia
Potts discards her usual workday attire and becomes the vern
spirit of Christmas.
From her Santa hat. which is festooned with 64 holiday pins to
her black 'elvet shoes, she radiates holiday cheer. She has 32 dif-
ferent Christmas sweaters and no telling which one she will wear
next. No only that, her cell phone is covered with a Santa suit. so
that most folks would think it is just a stuffed toy. EBen her ball
point pen sports a dangling Santa figure.
Potts is a Florldian. having been born in Chokoloskee. Twenty
\ears ago. she moved from Plant City to Lake Placid and has
been there e\er since.
She has worked in the health care industry. for several years.
Potts worked at Rosew\ood Health Care in Lake Placid for eight
years. It was there she began her holiday dress tradition. The resi-
dents of the facilitN were delighted 'when she appeared in a Santa
hat. She worked in home health tor another eight years. all the
while perfecting her Christmas look.
She has been \ ith Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring for six
sears and has her holiday garb down to a science. Her hat alone
weighs 2.2 ounces and most of her sweaters are meant for cold
weather. Her smile communicates the joy of the season no matter
\what the weatherr is outside. She is responsible for scheduling and
training of the personal assistants. She is one the "Helping
Hands" that make the Good Shepherd Hospice so welcome in
local homes.
She is ern good at "hat she does. w whether helping a client
with personal needs, decorating her home for Christmas. or
deciding \hat to wear next during the season.
When not working. Potts enjoy s cooking. camping and
Christmas. She is the mother of four children and grandmother of
14. and 13 of them are boys. And. she said herself, all of them
spoiled by her.


Sonia Potts shows off the mans holiday pins she wears on her Santa
hat during the Christmas season.


Co( une., phl.:,
Decked out in her Christmas "uniform.' Sonia Potts, of Good Shepherd Hospice. radiates Christmas joy
eser. where she goes during the season.


i Holiday travel plans


P should be done ahead


Pn.:.'io. h, K TARA SilMMONS.Nev *-Sun
Travelers prepare to board an Amtrak train Wiednesday morning in Sebring. With ris-
ing gas prices and increased security at airports, train travel has become a popular
alternative for some .


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American
Legion raises
money' Jfori
local child


Religion 3C
Dear Abby 2C
Nlo ie re% le" 2C


Paradise Travel owner Gale Lynch helps coordinate travel arrangements Wednesday
morning for a customer at heragency in Sebring. L) nch strongly suggested that trav-
elers book their holiday) travel arrangements as early as possible and explained that
rates increase significantly during the holidays.


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
Neiws-Sun
SEBRING It's probably too late to
get a deal on airfare, but it's not too late
to plan for Christmas. Chanukah or
Kwanzaa travel.
"Bring a good book." Gale Lynch.
Paradise Travel ow ner, said Wednesday.
Layo'ers ma\ be on the itinerary, or
they could happen unexpectedly due to
weather, mechanical delays, missed
flights or security concerns.
To avoid delays, Lynch suggested
adhering to.the Transportation Securit)
Agency's 3-1-1 rule and calling the air-
line 24 hours before departure.
"It can end up making a big difference
for sou." she said. explaining that sug-
gested arrival times during booking may
not be valid ans more.
Though travelers can do nothing about
delays caused by other people who may
slow the process, Lynch said knowing
the carrier's policy regarding carry-on
and checked baggage \ ill speed the
check-in process.
Knowledge of "% hat baggage screeners
expect of passengers w ill limit one's
chances of being singled out for search-
es.
The TSA has a complete list of pro-
hibited and allow able items at
wwi'.lIu s .goti.
The most significant recent change
involves fluids and gels, which are limit-
ed to 3-ounce containers or less w which fit
into a 1-quart Ziploc, one bag per pas-
senger.
The TSAcalls this its "3-1-1 for carry-
on" policy.
"I have no idea how they came up
with that," L nch said. when asked whs
there's a 1-quart bag size limit.
Highlands County doesn't have pas-
senger bus service, but there is :an
Amtrak station at the intersection of East
Center and Eucalyptus streets in Sebring.
The TSA. however. lets rail carriers
determine their own prohibited items
guidelines and refers Web visitors to
www.amtrak.com and www.akrr.com
(Alaska Rail Road Company).
"We do some Amtrak but not a whole
lot," Lynch.said. "I probably do two or


three cross-country trips each season."
Rail travel is often slower and, for
longer journeys, is just as expensive as
flying.
Those "ho book cross-countrn rail
trips through Lynch make the journey a
part of their vacation because they are
endeared to that mode of travel.
She said the busiest travel time is from
Thanksgiving through New Year's.
Booking plane tickets in advance is
necessary\ for the best rates, but often it's
difficult for those in the workforce to
commit to travel dates so far in advance.
Lynch said
"It's the personalized care that you get
when you work with an agent." she said.
acknowledging that she and other travel
agents compete with Internet sites such
as Orbitz.com.
She said purchasing through the Web
can result in hidden fees that don't sur-
face until the customer is in the final
phase of booking.
"Eighty percent of the time, I can beat
quotes from the Internet." Lynch said.
"And that's including my service fee."
Most major airlines release their
schedules and rates 335 days in advance,
Lynch said.
But, sometimes airfare wars will drive
down the cost of tickets causing the
perennial dilemma of when to buy.
Lynch said most carriers charge a can-
cellation fee, which would be collected if
a customer cancels tickets to take advan-
tage of lower fares.
Whether the savings are worth
fronting the cancellation fee is some-
thing each consumer must decide based
on the situation, she said.
"Allow an hour more than what you
think you're going to need." Lynch said,
reiterating the importance of calling the
day before to verify how early to show
up. "They won't hold the plane for you
and you'll lose your ticket if you don't
cancel it. That's the Catch-22 you're in.
How do you cancel your ticket if you're
standing in (a security screening) line?"
In addition, tickets not canceled in
advance have no value whatsoever,
Lynch said.


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DIVERSIONS



'Blood Diamond' delivers strong message


It seems these days we are
given enticing whiffs of new
movies to whet our appetites
increasingly in advance. Mega-
marketed, international films
now give us as much as two-
years notice to anticipate an
action-hero-super-flick on
vague posters as we walk out of
the theater. I remember seeing a
billboard for "Hulk" in the fall
of 2001 (it was released in
2003) and laughing at the
absurdity. Big, granny-apple-
green block letters in a field of
black with "6-17-03" stenciled
beneath.
"I'd better reserve my tick-
ets," I thought. "No telling what
I'll have planned two summers
from now."
I bring up "Hulk" because
it's a prime example of how
anticipation and expectation
can alter the movie-going expe-
rience. Everyone knows how
this works. You catch a glimpse
of an upcoming feature that
piques your interest, count the
days to its arrival, and leave the
theater disgusted and disap-
pointed. The teasers for "Hulk"
looked promising and the spe-
cial effects seemed convincing,
but ultimately the movie looked
like a big, goofy cartoon. I
hated it and just about left the
theater before the credits rolled.
Now I'm a more experienced
viewer, and thus keenly aware
of this phenomenon doing my
best to resist it. The same giddy
excitement that's forged my
love for cinema in the first
place makes me extremely sus-
ceptible to premature hype,
even if it's not a feature for 7-11
cups and Happy Meal toys.
"Blood Diamond" is not your
typical Hollywood hype parade,
but it does fall into a different'
kind of anticipatory file the -
controversial film. These are
the films that either leave you.
aghast if they work, or leave
you asking "what's the big
deal?" if they don't. The newest


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Marcus Movie Rating
1 M = Miserable
2 M = Mediocre
3 M = Marginal
4 M = Magnificent
5 M = Masterpiece

'Blood Diamond'
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M-M M


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film from director Edward.
Zwick is the former, and if you
haven't heard the story, here's
the quick version.
The film centers on civil war-
torn Sierra Leone in 1999,
where children are made to be
soldiers, citizens are enslaved
and diamonds are mined to fund
the conflict. These "blood dia-
monds" eventually make their
way out of Africa and west-
ward, into the world's supply of
precious stones. The chief
mover of the diamonds is a fic-
tional company known as.Van.
De Kamp, conspicuously. akin
to the De Beers Group. the
World's largest distributor of
diamonds. Rumor has it that the


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Rated: R
Movie length: 2 hours, 18 minutes


De Beers group protested the
film's release without a dis-
claimer alerting viewers of the
Kimberly Process, an interna-
tional certification scheme that
has reduced the distribution of
"conflict diamonds" on a global
scale from 4 percent to 1 per-
cent.
It's easy to see why the
world's diamond moguls would
be concerned with a film such
as this being released amid the
Christmas season when sales
reach an annual high. De Beers
has denied the protest, but
many are still skeptical.
The movie takes you right to
the heart of the matter and per-
sonalizes it with Solomon
Vandy (Djimon Hounsou), an
African family man whose wife
and daughters are kidnapped
and taken to a refugee camp.
His young son is brainwashed
and forced into becoming a sol-
dier while Soloman discovers
an enormous uncut diamond in
an isolated river. He buries it
just before more bloodshed ush-
ers him into prison where he
comes into contact with Danny
Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio).
DiCaprio solidifies his place
as the actor of 2006 with anoth-
er hard-hitting performance.
Archer is at conflict with him-
self, at once an unfeeling,
greedy diamond smuggler and a
man confronting his con-
science. DiCaprio takes us
through the process unflinch-
ingly.


He meets Maddy Bowen
(Jennifer Connelly), a journalist
trying to blow the whistle on
the whole crooked travesty.
Archer has worked hand-in-
hand with Van De Kamp and
strikes a deal with Bowen, hop-
ing Solomon will lead him to
the buried stone and promising
Maddy incriminating proof
when they hit paydirt. It's an
action movie with a message
that never gets preachy. Zwick
puts your head on a swivel
amidst the blood and chaos.
I looked forward to this film
from the early-summer pre-
views and found the controver-
sy only increased my interest.
"Blood Diamond" was as
poised as any movie to be a
colossal disappointment, but it
uniquely worth the- wait. The
resolution is bold, emotional
and triumphant, but it is also
concerning. It's a "big deal" in
more ways than one and we
should all feel a social responsi-
bility to see it.

Marcus Wilkins, a writer with
the News-Sun, studied at the
University of Missouri at
Columbia, Mo., earning a
bachelor of arts in English with
a minor in film study. A self-
proclaimed 'movie nut,' he.
enjoys classic cinema as well as
modern, independent, and for-
eign film. He can be reached at
385-6155, e.x. 517 or by e-mail
at marcus.w ilkins@'ne\ ssun.
com.


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what they contribute to the
work of the Lord doesn't matter
a whole lot. Maybe they even
think they shouldn't bother with
their little acts of service. The
truth is it all matters. We all
can't be elders or preachers or
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I wanted you to know
how truly touched I
have been by the
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"what I can do with what I have
right where I am!".
God be thanked for the folks
who write cards and make calls
and visits and who do it for the
glory of their Heavenly Father
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Atonement Lutheran
Church (ELCA)
SEBRING "Sometimes
Contagious is Good" will be the
sermon topic for the third
Sunday in Advent by the Rev.
Dr. Jack Biemiller, interim pas-
tor, at the Holy Eucharist serv-
ice this Sunday morning. Ron
Fitzpatrick will serve as
Eucharistic assistant and lector.
Jim Fiedler will serve as
Communion assistant and
Emily Gossett as acolyte. The
choir will present some Ad'ent
carols during the worship serv-
ice.
A congregational meeting
will be immediately after the
worship service to elect new
church council members.
Sunday's coffee hour will be
hosted by Grace Buchmiller.
The First Edition Bible Class
will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in
the parish hall with Biemiller
leading the class. The First
Edition Bible Class explores the
Scriptural texts for the follow-
ing Sunday's service. E eryone
is encouraged to attend this
exciting class.
Choir practice will be at 6:45
p.m. Wednesday in the sanctu-
ary under the direction of Dr.
Robert Fritz, organist. Nesw
choir members are encouraged
to join now in preparation of the
candlelight Chrstmas E\e sern-
ice.

Avon Park
Church of Christ
AVON PARK "Christ -
The Fulfillment of Prophecy,"
based on Isaiah 9:6-7 %will be
the message presented by Larrm
Roberts. minister, this Sunday
morning.
On Sunday night. the annual
holida/,Christmas gift
exchange party wNill be in the
multi-purpose room following
the devotional and finger food
fellow ship.

Avon Park Lakes
Baptist Church
AVON PARK This
Sunday. "A Christmas Legacy"
%%ill be presented by the choir
during the morning worship
service. The children's church
w ill present it's program at the
evening ser\ ice.
Members will be delivering
the Christmas baskets. sugges-
tions for donations are canned
fruit, vegetables fruit, meats.
tuna. peanut butter, jelly. cereal,
flour. sugar, pasta. sauce, rice.
beans, pancake mix. syrup.
cookies, crackers, oil potatoes.
ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles.
etc on Wednesda\.
A candlelight ser ice will
take place, as members cele-
brate the birth of the Sa\ ior on
Christmas Eve at 6 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 24.

Bethany
Baptist Church
AVON PARK- Offertoro
will be pla ed by Mary So\ ash
during the Sunday morning
worship service. Listen as the
adult choir presents a Christmas
musical based on the cherished
song. "Jesus. There's
Something About That Name."
It w ill include narration, heart-
"warming himns and favorites,
and several new songs. The pas-
tor \ill be bringing the Bible
message during the Sunday
evening service.
Anyone can join the church
for a hilarious journey to
"Christmastowsn" at 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22. Twelve
Vignettes featuring es ery da
people as they prepare for
Christmas. It is a live drama.
There will be homemade pie
served during intermission.

Christian
Science Church
SEBRING The lesson ser-
mon Sunday will be "Is the
Universe. Including Man,
Evolved by Atomic Force'?"
The kev note is from Revelation
10:6, "...Alleluia: for the Lord
God omnipotent reigneth. Let
us be glad and rejoice, and give


honour to him."

Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
SEBRING The church
will have the annual Christmas
party and dinner at 6 p.m.
Saturday at the chapel. Meat,
potatoes and green beans will
be furnished by the bishop and
members are asked to bring
additional vegetables or salads,
breads and desserts. Santa


Chancel Choir presents Christmas cantata

AVON PARK The Chancel Choir
at Aon Park First Presb terian Church
ARP. under the direction of Wendy
Garcia. ,will present this series of les-. .
sons and carols. "Emmanuel With
Us" as a cantata at 6 p.m. Sunday.
It is a contemporarN lessons and car-
ols arrangement. composed b) Lloyd i..
Larson. \ ho writes. "The incarnation
message is central to the Christmas
storN: God becoming human and I,`ing
among us." based on John 1:14. "'What
a po%\erful statement of love and devo-
tion! \\e %ere chosen to be recipients
of the Creator's greatest gift a por-
tion of the %ern being of God himself :
and then \\e \\ere in' ited into a per-
sonal relationship "ith God through
Jesus."
"Emmanuel God with Us." is a
blending of historic carols with newer
compositions. There are narrations
presented bN Nelson Crews: Gaspar |.-
Garcia %\ill serve as sound technician.
A full choir will sing %\ith solo per-
Cobne.) phaci.
formances bs Gene NlcEndree and
ormances b\ J nsn e plicndree and Aon Park First Presbyterian Church A.R.P. to present "Emmanuel with Lis!" a contemporary. lesson and carol cantata at 6
Maxine Johnson. The public is inm\ited p.m., Sunda, Dec. 17.
to come to this beautiful cantata at 6
p.m. and stay afterward for the lo\elN
reception in fellowship hall 'with Henderson and Myrene Plans serving. Church is at 215 East Circle St..on the entrances on La Grande Street. Bring
Claudia Brock. KaN Conkle. Enid The Avon Park First Presbyterian shore of Lake Verona. \ith two family and friends.


Claus w ill make an appearance
for the children.
Ward Council will meet at
8.30 a.m. Sunday at the chapel.
On Christmas Eve. there % ill
be sacrament meeting only at
10 a.m. There will be no further
church activities at the chapel
until Sunday, Dec. 31. On that
Sunday morning. ser ices will
proceed as usual.
A special youth fireside


broadcast %will be from 8-9:30
p.m. at the chapel on News
Year's Eve.

Christian Training
Ministries
SEBRING Casey L.
Dow ning, associate minister.
w ill deliver the message enti-
tled "The Appearing of the
Kingdom this Sunday, celebrat-


ing the third Sunday of the


ing the third Sunday of the
Advent season.

Cornerstone
Baptist Church
SEBRING Over the next
three weeks, the pastor in the
morning worship will bring a
series on "The Fullness of
Time." Taken from Galatians
4:4 these messages will focus


on the coming of Jesus.
Cornerstone would encourage
everyone not to miss this series.
Cornerstone provides a chil-
dren's service during all adult
services.

Covenant
Presbyterian Church
SEBRING Pastor WV.
Darrell Arnold will lead the


morning w orship serve ice
Sunday. The Christmas cantata
%w ill be presented at this ser' ice.
Under director Rhoda Wolfe.
the choir w ill sing the anthems
and members of the youth
group %will narrate and appear in
various tableaus. The youth
group %will be heading to
Ellenton to go ice skating
Thursday. Jan. 4.
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4C News-Sun, Friday, December 15, 2006


RELIGION
Continued from 3C

Eastside
Christian Church
LAKE PLACID -
"Learning How to W.I.N. at
Christmas" is the title of the
message pastor Stephen Bishop
will be preaching this Sunday
morning during the worship
celebration. His message will
be taken from the Gospel of
Luke 2:8-20.
The Agape Cafe is open from
9:45-10:10 a.m. serving dough-
nuts, coffee and juice.
During the worship celebra-
tion, Mike and Sue Filisky will
be bringing a message in song.
Georgie Schmidt and Jan
Bowden will serve as greeters.
Those serving communion are
Ron Carnes, Skook Wright,
Mike Filisky and Bob Pease.
Virginia Dutchess is the nursery
caregiver.
Forms are still available for
those purchasing a poinsettia in


memory or in honor of family
or friends.
There is no choir rehearsal
Wednesday.
A group of 16 from the
church went to the Holy Land
Experience in Orlando this past
Monday and enjoyed the pre-
sentations and Christmas
music.
Everyone is reminded that
the choir musical "The Heart of
Christmas" will be presented at
the worship celebration at 10:15
a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24.

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING The Rev.
Barbara Laucks will deliver the
sermon "A Promise Like No
Other" based on the Scripture
lesson Luke 3:7-18. The church
is now worshipping in the new
sanctuary.
Christmas carols will be sang
at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Discussion Group is at 3 p.m.
every Friday.


First Baptist
of Placid Lakes
LAKE PLACID At both
morning worship services this
Sunday the adult choir will
present the Christmas cantata,
"There's Something About That
Name," under the direction of
Ari Salgueiro and with Beverly
House and Harold Ross as nar-
rators. Pastor Darryl George
will give a devotion on not
denying Christ during the
Christmas season.
The annual choir Christmas
party will be given at the home
of Ari and Nellie Salgueiro in
Sylvan Shores Estates at 6 p.m.
today.
Youth pastor Tim Huffman
and4 the children of the church
will go Christmas caroling at 6
p.m. Wednesday. They will be
singing for the nursing home
residents and shut-ins in the
area.
During Wednesday Bible
study; prayer and praise time,
George is teaching a study
course on "The Seventy Weeks


of Daniel." The youth will have
a youth worship hour in the
youth worship center.

First Christian Church
AVON PARK Minister
Bill Raymond will continue
the messages on why Christ
came to earth during the morn-
ing worship. The Scripture will
be Micah 6.
The Lord's Supper will be
served. The choir will sing a
song from their Christmas can-
tata.
There will be an all-church
hay Wednesday evening as
members go caroling to others.
A reminder that this time of
year there are many 'needs the
Church Service Center tries to
meet, so bring extra food and
other non-perishable items each
Sunday.

First Presbyterian
Church ARP
AVON PARK A memorial
service for Marion Van Auken
will be at the church at 11 a.m.


Saturday. A light meal will be
served afterwards for family
and friends.
The pastor and his wife will
have .an open house at their
home from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.
The pastor will give a sermon
on "Bitter," based on John
19:17-30 during the worship
service Sunday morning.
Praise songs will be 'sung at
the beginning of worship.
The Garcia family will per-
form the Advent ceremony:
April Garcia will light the can-
dle and ask the question, Wendy
Garcia will read the Scripture
and Gaspar Garcia will assist.
The choir anthem will be
"Breath of Heaven" (Mary's
Song).
The morning fellowship will
begin at 9 a.m. in fellowship
hall. The adult class will finish
studying I Samuel Chapter 28.
The Berean Class will continue
its study 'of "Hard Questions
About the Bible."
The choir will present the
Christmas cantata, "Emmanuel,
God With Us" at 6 p.m. Sunday.


A reception will follow in fel-
lowship hall. The public is
invited.
The Crafty Group will meet
from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.
Items are being made for the
denominational gift shop at
Bonclarken in Hendersonville,
N.C. All ladies are welcome.
The Session will meet at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday.
The Prayer Group will meet
at 9:30 a.m. followed by Bible
study at 10:30 studying
"Creation" Wednesday. Choir
will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Faith Lutheran Church
;SEBRING The pastor's
sermon title this: Sunday morn-
ing is "Whose Sandals Are You .
Wearing?," based on Luke 3:7-
18. The youth meet at 6 p.m.
each Sunday. There is also an
open prayer time at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, followed by pastor's
adult Bible study on Romans at
7 p.m.
Advent Services are at 1 p.m.
and 6 p.m. every Wednesday
See RELIGION, page 5C


PLACES to


WORSHIP
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Places to Worship is a paid Pastor. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-5556; e-mail is Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45
advertisement in the News-Sun 453-6986. E-mail: fellowsh@stra- theavenue@earthlink.net, and Web a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service,
that is published Friday and to.net. site is www.ourchurch;com/mem- 6 p m. Wednesday. Prayer, 6 p.m.;
Sunday. To find out more infor- N First Baptist Church of Avon ber/t/theavenue. Special Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Youth
mation on how to place a listing Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Announcement: Florida Avenue Worship, 6:30 p.m. and Team Kids,
in this directory, call the News- Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 Baptist Church in Avon Park cordial- 6:30 p m Nursery provided Sunday
Sun at 385-6155, 465-0426 or 452- a.m. Orchestra rehearsal, 9 a.m. ly invites you to join us on Sunday and Wednesday For information,
1009, ext. 518. Library open, 9:30 a.m. Sunday December 17th at 11:00 am for our call 382-3695.
School, 9:30 a.m. Spanish Bible Christmas Cantata presentation of o .Whispering Pines Baptist
Study (chapel), 10:30 a.m. Library "Bethlehem Morning" Please join us Church, 303 'White Pine Drive,
ASSEMBLY OF GOD open, 11 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 and celebrate this blessed Sebring. Phone: 382-6265, Prayer
a.m. Spanish Worship Service Christmas season. line, 385-6788 Pastor Steve
Christ Fellowship Church chapell), 4 p.m. ESL, 4:30 p.m. 'Independent Baptist Church, Trinkle. Sunday: Worship Services,
(Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Youth choir rehearsal, 5:15 p.m. 5704 County Road 17 South; 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 'p.m.; Sunday
Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching TeamKid (FLC), 6 p.m. Evening Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School School for all ages at 9:15 a.m.
His Doctrine; and Awaiting His worship service, 7 p.m. Creative 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship Wednesday: Prayer Service, 6:30
Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit Movement Ministry. ESL Tuesday 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening 6 p.m. Ministry opportunities for the
and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 schedule: 9-10 a.m. computer class; p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m. entire family through Worship, Bible
am.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; 10 a.m. to noon conversational Fundamental, soul-winning, mis- Study, Discipleship, Music, Student
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m. English; 7-9 p.m. computer class sion-minded, King James Bible and Children's Ministries, Missions
Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor and conversational English. Regular Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor, and Fellowship. Child Development
Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. Wednesday schedule: 5 p.m. Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone Center available for ages 1-5 from 7
First Assembly of God, 114 Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil- 655-1899. Bus transportation. a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL dren's choir rehearsals, youth activ- 0 Maranatha Baptist Church Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
33825. Phone: 453-4453. Sunday cities and prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m. (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: Bible study and worship choir prac- Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east CATH
10:45 a.m. ard 6 p.m. Sunday twice; 7 p.m. Spanish Bible study of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle CATHOLIC
Children's Church: 10:45 a.m. (chapel) and ,mission 'groups. ; Creek Road.) Sunday School. 9 ur Lay o Gra a i
Wednesday Adult Bible Study. and Friday: 7 p r, Spishprayer e. ,a.m.; Morning WosPi,, 1P15m Our Lady oft race Catholic
Youth/Royal .Explorers, .7.' parl 'ing. Nursery provided for all servic- Evening Service,. 6 p.m. Mid-week.- Pach 595 7as Mather Gerald
Pastor:, John E Dumas. ., ..'. es. LifeGroups (Bible studies) are service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily 'ar 453-757 Fathrerald P.
* First Assembly of God, 4409 offered on various days and times. Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., rogan, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass
Kenilworth Blvd. The Rev. Wilmont Call 453-6681 for details: The 24- Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald is 4 pm. in English and p.m in
McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 hour prayer line is (863) 452-1957. Webber and Associate Pastor Spanish: 8 am and 10:15 a.m.
a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Sunday; Weekdays att8 a..M.
.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor. : Duane Bell. Phone 382-4301. uday; Weekda at 8 a..
Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, i First Baptist Church of Lake N Open Door Baptist Church, Monday through Friday.
7p.m. Wednesday Family Night, Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine located in the Sebring Square shop- Confessions are at3:30 p.m.ti
(Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid- ping center in the. Music Makers Saturday. ReligiousEduaton
Group, Royal Rangers, way between Sebring and Lake Music Store (between Winn Dixie Classes are 8:50-10 a.m.
Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385- Placid). Your place for family, friends and the pet store). The Bible is our September through May for grades
643. prekindergarten through 12th. Youth
6431. and faith. Sunday morning worship doctrine. Our faith is the Lord Jesus p ndergartn through 1h. Yo
service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provid- Christ. "Come let us search the Nghts for fifth grad.and. der are
ed for both services with Children's Scriptures together." Everyone is from 6:30-8:30.mrin Wednesday.
BAPIST Church.at 11 a.m. Life changing cordially invited 'to attend: Bible St. Cthie Ctholic C c
820'Hickory St., Sebnng (mailing
Avon Park Lakes Baptist Bible Study for all ages starts at study, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 1 address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St.,
9,45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen. a m., evening wsrship,s 6 p m.i2'and
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Alen a m.; evening worship, 6 p mand Sebring, FL 33870), 385-0049. The
Avon Park, FL 33825. Christ cen- Altvater leads the youth in their Wednesday evening service, 6 p m. Rev Jo Gozaz,pastor.
tered and biblically based. Sunday quest to become more like Christ. Pastor Rev. James R. Stevens For Masses Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.
worship services, 11 a.m. and 6 Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. information. call402-5699. Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9.00 a.m., 10:30
p.m. Children's worship service, 11 Wednesday Bible Study and.Prayer N, Parkway Free Will Baptist a.m.and noon Spanish Mass.
p.m. Children's worship service, noon Spanish Mass
a.m. Nursery facilities are available. meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Confession4-445.m. Saturday
a uthelConfessions:.4-4145 p.m. Saturday
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship in the youth facility, and (Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the and 7:15-7:45 a.m on first Friday, or
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bible class- missions training for all children. church where the "Son" always o. request. Daily Mass, 8 a.m.
on- request. Daily Mass, 8 a.m.
es at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all Call the church at 655-1524.. shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m., Monday through Friday Faith
ages. Spanish worship service, 7 0 First Baptist Church of Lorida Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Sunday Formation Classes for grades
p.m. Friday. Choir practice at 4:45 located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Evening Worship, 6, p.m, and kindergarten through fifth, 9-1.0:15
p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452- Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Evening Worship. 7 a.m.Sunday in the parish hall
6556. Pastor Ken Geren, Interim for all ages. Sunday worship servic- p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 (Rebecca, Propst, coordinator of
.Pastor. es are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. p.m. on the last Sunday .of each Faith Foriation for grades kinder-.
Bethany Baptist Church, Preschool care is provided at the 11 month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas- garen through eighth, 385-7844.)
(GARBC), Christ-centered, biblical- a.m. worship service. Wednesday tor. Church phone: 382-3552..Home The Edge Program efr grades sixth
ly based, family focused church on evening, a youth group meets at 7 phone: 655-0967. Affiliated with the through eighth is from 6:45-8:15
798 C-17A South, Avon Park, FL p.m. and is for grades seventh National Association of Free Will p.m. Wednesday in the, Youth
(corner of SR-17 and C-17A Truck through 12th. Also at 7 p.m., is a Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Center (Rebecca Propst). Life Teen
Route). Pastor: David L. Conrad. prayer service followed by adult I Sparta Road Baptist Church, for high school students from 6:30-
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning choir rehearsal at 8 p.m. First Lorida (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road, Mike 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Youth
Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 is the "Place to discover God's Adams, Pastor. Sunday School, Center. (William Sr. and Sandy
p.m.; AWANA Club for children age love." Marcus Marshall, senior pas- 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Manint, youth ministers, 382-2222).
3 to sixth grade is 6:45-8:15 p.m. tor. Randy Chastain, associate pas- Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Adult Faith Formation and people
Wednesday. Team45 teen group tor. Mike Ford, bus captain. Bus Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: waiting to be Catholic in the Youth
(with Pastor Ben Kurz) and Adult rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir Center from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Prayer and Praise time meet at 7 worship service are provided for practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided. (William Manint Sr., program direc-
p.m. Wednesday. Nursery care is children grades first through adults For information, call 382-0869. tor 385-0049). Choir rehearsal from
provided for all services. For more by calling 655-1878. For more infor- U Southside Baptist Church 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in church.
information, phone 452-1136. mation about the church or the min- (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Robert Gillmore, director of music.
N Cornerstone Baptist Church istries offered, call 655-1878. Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; U St. James Catholic Church,
No matter where you come from, no First Baptist Church, Sebring, Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake, Placid,
matter who you are, there is a place 200 East Center Ave., Sebring; FL O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor. 465-3215. Father Vinceht Llaria,
for you at Cornerstone. You'll enjoy 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 Pastor. Mass schedule: Summer
a blend oftraditional and praise and James, Henry, pastor; Rev. David a.m.; Morning Worship Service, (May1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4
worship music, friendly people, and Thomas, associate pastor music 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.;
relevant messages from God's and senior adults; Rev. Bill Cole, p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder- Weekdays, 9 a.m. Winter (Nov. 1 to
Word. Currently meeting in the con- associate pastor education; Scott garden through fifth grade, 6:30 April 30) Saturday, 4 p.m.;
ference room of the new Holiday Inn Sjoblom, student ministry director. p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30 Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.;
Express, 4400 U.S. 27 North, Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8
Sebring, across from Tanglewood Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible Study, 7 p,m. A nursery for a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first
Resort. Service times are 10:30 Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m. under age 3 is available at all serv- Saturday at 9 a.m.
Reneeysogrprgamt.rcni ices.e tiesovisions Tor n1- kan-Aicpe


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,


wednesday nignt programs ror 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 33870. 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


ices. Provisions ror nandicapped
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.
S' 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.;


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


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Christ; the Way, Trutfi and Life. Alive
and worth the drive." "
* First Christian Church, 1016 W.
Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825
(across from McDonald's). ,Bill
Raymond, minister Tammy Johns,
secretary and children s director.
Jon Carter, music minister. Sunday
schedule: 9 am. 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.
First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ). 510
Poinsettia Ave., (corner of
Poinsettia .and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-
0352 or 385-3435: The Rev. Ronald
Norton, pastor. The Rev. Juahita
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.
S. Iglesia Cristlana de
Restauracion, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tel. 452-
0745. Dr. Pastor' Pascual
Hernandez. Orden de servicios:
Domingo 2 p.m. Escuela Biblica
classes para todos. Domingo 3:30
p.m. Adoracion. y Predicacion.
Martes 7 p m. Conociendo las
Escrituaras. Jueves 7 p.m. Clamor a
Dios-Oracion. Estan "todos
Bienvendios. Si no tiene una iglesia
donde ir. haga esta su Iglesia. En
esta Iglesia Nunca seras un estra-
no.
i Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Harmodck Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel. Preacher;
Sanm Wirick-Velez, Youthl Minister;
SCora Schwingel, Children's Director.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a m., Sunday
School, 11 am.; 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.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday.. The Bible
and the Christian Science textbook,
"Science and Health with Key to the
Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy are
our only preachers. All are welcome
to come and partake of the comfort,
guidance, support and healing
found in the lesson-sermons.

CHURCH OF BRETHREN
Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30
p.m. Interim pastor is Dr. John
Bunch. Phone 385-1597.


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

.CHURCH OF CHRIST

Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. Forest Ave.. Avon Park. FL
33825 Minister Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services.' 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available at every service. Bible
Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ,and
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages, Church phone.
453-4692.
Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. We
would like to extend ah invitation for
you and your family to visit with us
here at Sebring Parkway Our hours
' of service are. Sunday Bible Class.
i'9 a.m Sunday W6rship Seivicd:'10
a.m. Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.: Wednesday Bible Class. 7
p.m.


CHURCH OF GOD

Living Waters Church of God,
4571 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL
33875. Sunday: Homecoming serv-
ice, 9 a.m:; Sunday school, 9 45
a m prayer. 9:45 a m.; Encounter
worship service, 10:45 a.m: and it is
bilingual; nursery at 10:45 a.m:; kids
church, 9 and 10:45 a.m. and
evening worship, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday- Pastor's prayer partners,
6 a.m, Intercessory prayer, noon;
and Bread of Life Food Pantry, 4-6
p.m. Wednesday Fellowship meals,
5.30 p m : Awana Kid's Bible Club,
6:30-8 p m, School of ministry,
6:30-8 p.m.; and worship team
rehearsals, 8 p.m. Thursday:, Youth
night/cafe and game room, 6 p.m.
and worship, 7 p.m. Phone: 385-
8772.


CHURCH OFNAZARENE

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
and worship service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening prayer service,
7 p.m. Children and youth activities








News-Sun, Friday, December 15, 2006 5C


RELIGION
Continued from 4C
through Dec. 20.
The Lord's Supper is cele-
brated the first, third and fifth
Sunday of each month in each
service.

First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
SEBRING The Chancel
Choir will present the
Christmas cantata "The
Promise of a King" under the
direction of the music director,
Jaquae Sands, during the morn-
ing worship hour Sunday.
At the Lord's Table this
Sunday will be Howard Lewis
and Bea Vosburgh. Serving
Communion will be Marcia
Rhoten, Betty Simpson and
Troy and Suzie Hershberger.
Greeting the congregation will
be Robert Harcourt and Lydia
Oginski. Hosts and hostesses
for the fellowship dinner will be
Howard and Shirley Lewis and
Noel and Juanita Roberts.
Choir rehearsal is at 6:30


p.m. Wednesday.
Youth fellowship is at 7 p.m.
Thursday.
Disciples Prayer Group is at
7 p.m. Thursday in the library.

First Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING The worship
service sermon Sunday morn-
ing will be "Overcoming Fear"
by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.
Christmas Eve candlelight.
Communion service will be at 7
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24. Everyone
is invited.

First United Methodist
Church of Sebring
SEBRING This Sunday is
"Christmas Music Sunday"
with the worship in the Great
Room of the Family Life
Center. There will be no 9:40
a.m. Soul Cafe Worship. The
Wind Ensemble will be provid-
ing the music.
The church is inviting all to
join in the Christmas caroling
of the shut-ins Monday.
Participants will be leaving


from the music suite at 6 p.m.
The children's dinner will be
at 6 p.m. Wednesday followed
by a Christmas program at 6:45
p.m. in the Family Life Center.
Reservations are needed for the
dinner.
The youth ministry will
sponsor the Christian Movie
Night showing "Punchinello
and the Most Marvelous Gift"
from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec.
22.

New Life
Lutheran Church
SEBRING For the third
Sunday in Advent, pastor
Richard Fyffe's sermon will be
.from the Gospel of Luke 7:18-
28 with the theme of "Blessed
Is The One Not Offended By
Jesus."
Sunday school and Bible
study will be at 9 a.m. and there
will be an open house at the par-
sonage following the worship
service.
Wednesday night's service
will continue from the prophe-
cies of Isaiah. This week mem-
bers will hear that "Advent


Points to a Person," from Isaish
40:9-11.
Christmas Eve service will
be at 7 p.m. and Christmas Day
service will be at 10 a.m.

Heartland Christian
Church
SEBRING This Sunday
morning during the praise and
worship service, solos will be
performed by Flossi Moore
singing "Sweet Baby Jesus"
and Ruth Rayburn singing, "C
is for Christ Child." Pastor Ted
Moore's sermon will be "The
Peace Child" with Scripture
from the book of Matthew 2:1-
12.

Resurrection
Lutheran Church
AVON PARK On the third
Sunday of Advent, the pastor's
sermon will be based on
Chapter 3 of Luke. The worship:
assistant will be Paul Willco\.
the lector % ill be Pat Baker and
the communion assistant will be
Bert Kohler. The Lord's Supper
is celebrated every Sunday.


The men's breakfast will be
at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Bob Evans
and the Prayer Shawl Ministry
will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Midweek Advent services are
at 11 a.m. Wednesday. If any-
one is in need of transportation,
call the church office. Help sup-
port the Evangelical Lutheran
Church Association World
Hunger program by bringing in
aluminum cans for recycling on
Sunday morning or Wednesday
evening.

Parkway Free Will
Baptist Church
SEBRING This week's
Sunday morning Bible lesson
"Light That Conquers," is taken
from I John 1:1 to 2:5. Pastor
John Cave will bring the mes-
sage in both the morning and
evening services.

The Sanctuary
Church of God
AVON PARK The pas-
tor's Christmas party will
immediately follow the
Christmas presentation at 6


p.m. Sunday. The Family
Training Hour classes will each.
present something .about
Christmas from the
preschoolers to the youth.
Then right after that the pas-
tor and his family will introduce
those attending to a "Bad
Habit." It will be the best bad
habit that has ever been tasted.
All of the Christmas cards
placed in the mail center will be
distributed at the pastor's
Christmas party.
Don't forget, the youth will
be at Wal-Mart wrapping gifts
on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday, Dec. 23. See a
teenager to purchase a 2007 cal-
endar for $6. These calenders
make.great Christmas presents.
Woman's ministries Christmas
party will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Firepower meets at 7 p.m.
Monday. Start the week-off
right with prayer. Wednesday
night training with classes for
all ages.
The Scripture for the week is
"A light to lighten the Gentiles,
and thy glory of thy people
See RELIGION, page 6C


PLACES to


WORSHIP


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 I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 8:45
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June" Road La-e
Placid, FL 33852 Phone: 465-0051
Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, Rector.
Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:
Holy Communion with Healing
Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care avail-
able at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Sunday service.


GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, Sebring. Sunday
morning activities: Kid. City
Children's Ministries, 9 a.m. to noon;
first church service, 9-10:15 a.m.;
drinks, doughnuts and fellowship
under the tent, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
and second church service, 10:45
a.m. to noon. Sunday evening serv-
ice, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday evening
activities, 7-8: "Crave" Youth
Ministry, adult Bible fellowship and
prayer circles. Kid City Preschool
Day Care is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday. It is for
nursery age through fifth grade. For
preregistration, call 385-3111. Dr.
Randall Smith, senior pastor; the
Rev. Vince Lohnes, associate pas-
tor; the Rev. Ralph Wiley, senior
adults pastor; and Matt Wheelock,
pastoral assistant. Phone 835-0869.


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* Spirit of Life Ministries
international, an interdenomina-
tional full-gospel ministry, 4011 U.S.
27 South, Sebring, across from the
Sebring Diner and behind Sonshine
Medical and Surgical Supplies.
Pastors, Jim and Helen Todd.
Phone: 214-6133. Sunday service,
10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at
7 p.m. Second Saturday of each
month is singles night. Call 414-
0986 for details. Thrift shop opens
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday. Visit our Web
site: www.spir itoflifeintl.org. "Where
the future is as bright as the promis-
es of God."
* World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Hillside Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbat servic-
es held on first and third Friday at
7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Women's
luncheon, fourth Tuesday of every
month at noon at different restau-
rants. Torah Commentary at 3 p.m.
every.Thursday. Adult educational
movies at 2 p.m. every second


Sunday. Open to the public. For fur-
ther information, call Bernie
Wolkove, lay leader, 385-1925, or
the office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive.,
Sebring. The Rev. Dr. Jack
Biemiller, interim pastor. Dr. Robert
Fritz, organist. Holy Eucharist at
9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir at 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday; Mary/Martha Circle
meets at noon first Tuesday for
lunch; and Lutheran Men meet at 6
p.m. third Monday. Phone 385--
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod, Sunday services
are at the Good Shepherd Church,
4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring.
Sunday morning service is at 9 a.m.
Bible study is at. 10:30 a.m.
Thursday devotion is at 7 p.m..The
pastor is Scott McLean. Phone:
471-2663.
* Faith Lutheran Church LCMS,
.274-0 Lakeview Drive. Sebring.
Church phone 385-7848. Faitn's
Closet phone. 385-2782. Gary
Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry,.
Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8
,a.m. Sunday; Sunday School for
children and adult Bible classes is
9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship serv-
ice, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth group
meets at 6 p.m. Sunday.
.Communion is served the first and
third and fifth Sunday of the month.
Sunday worship service is broad-
cast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m.
each Sunday. Educational opportu-
nities include weekly adult Bible
studies. Special worship services
are on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas
Eve, New Year's Eve and Easter.
Midweek services are during Advent
and Lent. Faith's Closet Resale
Shop is open to the community from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All are warmly welcome in the fami-
ly of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
provided. Social activities: Choir,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. Weekday
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30
a.m. For moreinformation, call Rev.
Richard. Fyffe at 385-2293 or 385-
5793.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 East Main Street, Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Sunday school is at
9:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday (October
through May 6). Coffee and fellow-
ship hour follow the service.
Wednesday worship, (year round) 7
p.m. Office phone number is 453-
6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family
life.Pastor Norris will officiate at the
8 a.m. and, 11 a.m. Communion
Services. Worship schedule for
November through Easter: Worship
service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion
services, first and third Sundays;
(Children's Church, 11 a.m. only);
and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m.
Worship schedule for summer
through fall: Worship service, 9
a.m.; Communion services, first and
third Sundays; Education Hour
10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent
and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy


Thursday and Good Friday, 7. p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m,
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m Fellowship
activities. Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League. Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music' Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 pm
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susanr 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 (ages 3.years
to fifth grape), 6.15;p.nr -and adult
Bible studies, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene
'Bengtson. pastor; Todd Patterson.
associate pastor: and Wayne
Henderson, youth pastor Church
office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebnng, 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:
Ph6ne, 385-8171,
caseydowning@hotmail.com. Web
site is www.christiantraining.us.
* 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 quality
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-


ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
worship, 11:15 am. Wednesday
Youth Cultural Arts Ministry. 5.30
p m ; Youth Bible Study. 7 p m.; and
Adult Bible Study. 7 p m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each
month. Youth ministry is fourth
Sunday Women's Ministry is fifth
Sunday "Where there is no vision
my people perish "
* The Way Church meets at Dee's
Place, 128 N. Ridgewood Drive,
Sebring. Time schedule for Sunday
is refreshments and fellowship at 9
a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
and worship service at 10:30 a.m.
The Way is a church family who
gathers for contemporary worship,
teaching of God's Word, prayer and
fellowship. Come early and stay
after for fellowship time. Child care
and children's church are provided.
Reinhold. Buxbaum 'is pastor,
bux@strato.net. The Way- A place
for you. Phone: 381-6190;
www.TheWayChurch. org.


PRESBYTERIANN .

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113 A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, 10:30
a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday ,evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p.m'. Phone. 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759. e-mail:
covpresi@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 Wqrship, 1.0:45 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.; Fiist 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.nir third Wednesday; and
choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
First Presbyterian Church, ARP,
319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. 385-0107. Sunday School,
all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship
Service, 11 a:m.; Tuesday: Senior
High Youth Group (teens), 6:30-8:15
p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study,
10:30 a.m.; "KFC" Kids for Christ
Youth Group (grades first through
fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir rehearsal,
5:30 p.m. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pas-
tor. Tracey A. Bressette, director of
Christian education.
I 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 and 10:55 a.m. Contemporary
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first- -Sunday Worship at 9:40 a.m.
Monday of, the, m6nth. Choir Sunday School at 9-40 and 10:55
rehearses at 7 p.m. each a.m. Youth meeting, 530-8 pm
Wednesday. September through Sunday. Youth After School Ministry,
April. Presbyterian Women meet at 3-5 p.m. Tuesday Rick Heilig. youth
10 am the third Thursday of the director. Children's After School
month Pastor The Rev Kathryn Ministry, 2:30-4:30- p.m.
Treadway. Organist: Richard Wedig Wednesday The 10:55 a.m. Sunday
Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. worship service is broadcast over
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, WITS 1340 on AM dial..There,is a
slpc@tnni.net; Web' site, nursery available at all serviceS:
http://slpc.presbychurch.org. U Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., Lake
Placid, FL, .33852. The Rev.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Douglas S. Pareti, senior pastor.
Claude H.L: Burnett,. pastoral assis-
Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist tant Sunday schedule: Heritage
Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, worship service at 8:30 a.m.;
Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Sunday school for all ages at 9:30
Services: 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Bible a.m.; Celebration worship service at
study; 11 a.m Saturday. preaching; 10:45 a.m.; Youth fellowship for
7:15 p.m. Tuesday, prayer meeting sixth through 12th graders at 5-7
Community service: 9-11 a.m. every p.m Bile fellowship class at 6
Monday. Health van ministry: 9-11 p.m and modern worship experi-
a.m every second Thursday of the ence at 7 p m. Nursery care provid-
month. Pastor Gregg Aguirre. ed every Sunday morning We offer
Walker Memorial Seventh-day Christ-centered Sunday school
'Adventist Church. 1410. West csses, y rora -
Avon' Blvd., Avon Park. Phone' 453- classes, youth programs Bible tud-' -
6641 or e-mail c@strato.et.es, book studies and ChFistian lelt-- --
6641Saturday mor e-mai worshipc@srao.ne. lowship For more details, call the
Saturday morning worship service is
"at 11 a.m.; Sabbath School 9.30 church office at 465-2422 or go to
the Web site at www.memorm-
a m., Adventist Youth in Action
(AYA) 4 p m. and Vespers one hour alJMmc.com.
befor .. ..Wdne yr St. John United Methodist
before sunset. Wednesday prayer Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive.
meeting 7 p m. Senior Pastor Paul Cnurcn, 3214 Grand Prix nrve.
Bolirig; Associate Pastor Eben Sebring, FL 33872: Sebring Country
Aguirre. 'and Youth Pastor Tom Estates The Rev Ronald
Baker. Walker Memioial Academly DeGenaro Jr;, Pastor. Sunday
Christian School offering education School. 9 15 a.m." Sunday Morning
for kindergarten through 12th Worship, 8 am. (November-April)
grades and 10 30 a.m. (all year). Hispanic
worship is at 10 a m. Sunday.
Sunday school classes are for all
TE CHURCH OF LATTER :ages, both English and. Hispanic.
Phone 382-1736.
DAY SAINTS i Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
The Church of Jesus Christ of Sebring. The Rev. Dale Schanely,
Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship,
Drive. Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 9:55 a.m., adults and children;
382-9092: Dale Bargar, bishop; Fellowship hour, 11 a.m. after wor-
Robert Guris, first counselor, and ship service; Prayer .and Bible
Butler Tyler, second counselor. Study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir
Family History Center: 382-1822. rehearsal 7 p.m., Thursday. United
Sunday services: Sacrament meet- Methodist Men, 8 a.m. second
ing, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, Saturday. United Methodist Women,
11:20 a.m. to noon; and 1 p.m. first Thursday. Church office
Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1 phone, 655-0040.
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p.m,. :Youth activities- from 7-8:20
p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old-
Scouts, 7-8:20 p.m. first and third
Wednesday; and activity days for 8-
11 year old girls from 7-8:20 p.m.
second and fourth Wednesday.


THE SALVATION ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 453-3789. 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 baniels,; -pastor:.-
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15


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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RELIGION
Continued from 5C
Israel," from Luke 2:32.

St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church
LAKE PLACID Members
of the church are baptized
Christians and members of the
Anglican/Episcopal
Communion. They uphold and
proclaim the Catholic and
Apostolic faith based on holy
Scripture, church traditions and
reason. They follow the Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ and
they endeavor to live lives wor-
thy of his grace and love.
Elizabeth Myers, the priest at
St. Francis, is completing a
series on Mary, the mother of
Jesus. Come and find out the
importance of her role and the
love of her son. Jesus Christ.

St. John United
Methodist Church
SEBRING At both morn-
ing worship services. the Re%.
Ronald DeGenaro Jr.'s message
will be entitled. "Rejoice"
based on te\t from Zephaniah
3:14-20.
The final Advent Lunchtime
Concert Series will be at 12:10
p.m. Wednesday.
Instrumentalists will be fea-
tured.
United Methodist Women
will have a Christmas Tea at I
p.m. Thursday.

Sebring Church
of the Brethren
SEBRING Interim pastor
John Bunch w ill lead the sern-
ice at 10-15 a.m. this Sunday.
Today, the Temple Choir \ ill
present the "Christmas Cantata"
entitled "One Small Child." At
9 a.m.. the Friendship Class \" ill
discuss "Light That Conquers"
led b\ the minister of \ visitation,
Wendell Bohrer.
A candlelight senrice \will


take'place at. 6 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 24.

Sebring Parkway
Church of Christ
SEBRING Studying the
Bible by correspondence stud-
ies is a very effect way to
increase know of the truth.
Everyone is invited to enroll in
lessons that meet their age level
and Bible knowledge. This free
service is available by writing
to 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870.
"Being With Jesus" and
"How The Church Can Be
Perfect" are the sermon subjects
at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.
Allen Barber will be the speak-
er. Milton Sew ell, president of
Freed-Hardeman 'Uni'ersity,
Henderson, Tenn., was the
guest speaker last Sunday.
-The clothing room continues
to assist those w ith such needs.
A host of \olunteers share in the
jo. of assisting families ith
this free ser ice. If anyone has
an. questions, call 385-7443.

Southside
Baptist Church
SEBRING The Re".
Da% id Altman ill bring a mes-
sage titled. "Christmas
Do\olog'" from the Nativity
series in the Sunda\ morning
%worship service. laril.n Percy
will sing a solo and Lori Jingst
i ill play a piano solo. The chil-
dren's choir %%ill present a pro-
gram titled, "Oh Christmas
Tree" directed by Laura
Ritenour. during the 6-30 p.m.
Sunday \%orship sen ice.

SpringLake
Presbyterian Church
(USA)
SEBRING The
SpringLake Presbyterian
Church Sanctuar\ Choir \\ill be
presenting the Christmas canta-
ta "How Great Our Jo\" at the
10 a.m. vvorship service


Sunday. The cantata will be
under the direction of Susan
Wedig with Richard Wedig
being the accompanist. A social
time will follow the worship
service.

SpringLake United
Methodist Church
SEBRING Everyone will
meet at the church at 9 a.m.
Saturday to go Christmas carol-
ing to nursing homes and shut-
ins.
The Rev. Dale Schanely will
deliver the Sunday morning
message entitled "His Name is
Jesus," with Scripture from
Matthew 1:21. Dick and Wilma
Perry will light the third Advent
candle and deli er the de orion-
als. Directed by Ruth Schanely.
the choir will. sing "Bring a
Torch." Refreshments will be


served after the service in fel-
lowship hall.
The choir Christmas cantata
will be performed at 6 p.m.
Sunday. All are invited to attend
this musical event and to
remain for Christmas dessert
afterward. The cantata concert
"Come to the Manger," was
written by Mark Hayes and will
feature the SpringLake
Methodist Choir, several
soloists and special child
soloist, Erin Colley. Bible study
and a special Christmas video
will be shown at 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Choir rehearsal is
at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Trinity Lutheran
Church
LAKE PLACID The pas-
tor's Sunday morning sermon
topic will be "Mary Trusted


God for the Impossible."
The adult Bible group will
finish up its study of "The Love
Languages of God."
The youth will present an
Advent play at the 6 p.m.
Advent service Wednesday.
The pastor will lead the Bible
study at 10 a.m. Wednesday in
the youth house and at 10 a.m.
Thursday at Tropical Harbor.
.His study will be based on the
book, "Prayer, Does it Make a
Difference?" by Phillip Yancy.

Walker Memorial
Seventh-day
Adventist Church
AVON PARK "What Gift
is This'" will be' answered by
Dr. Phillip Sasman in his ser-
mon Saturday.
Crosswalk Youth service will
convene in the g nmnasium at 11


a.m.
Puppets for Christ with
Dulce Tangunnan. and her
helpers will perform for vespers
at 5:30 p.m.
Friday evening vespers in the
fellowship hall beginning at
6:30 p.m. has resumed. "How
Jesus Treats the Fearful," will
be Jerry Malabrigo's topic this
week.
Help the National Honor
Society students collect canned
goods and other non-perishable
food items for families in need
this Christmas. Boxes are pro-
vided for drop off at the entry of
the elementary hallway.
"'Festi\al of Lights," the reli-
gious Christmas Cantata, iill
be performed for vespers at
5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, as
a gift to the community.Free
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Avon Park First Presbyterian Church lights third candle


AVON PARK The Advent sea-'
son, celebrating the coming of the birth
of the Lord Jesus Christ continues at
Avon Park First Presbyterian Church
(ARP) with the lighting of the third
candle at 10:45 a.m. Sunday during the
worship service.
April Garcia, daughter of Gaspar
and Wendy Garcia, and granddaughter
of Olga Crawford, will light the pink
candle, the Shepherd Candle, remind-
ing everyone of the great light and joy


which surrounded the shepherds at the
announcement of Jesus' birth.
The congregation sings the Advent
song during the lighting of the
Shepherd Candle: "Light the Advent
Candle three: Think of heavenly har-
mony; Angels singing 'Peace on earth'
At the blessed Savior's birth. Candle,
Candle, burning bright, Shining in the
cold winter night. Candle, Candle
burning bright, Fill our hearts with
Christmas light."


Then, Gaspar and Wendy Garcia
will read John 1:6-8. April Garcia will
ask, "Why do we light three candles?"
The congregation responds, "The first
candle reminds us of the light of hope
of the prophets. The second reminds us
of the dark night when Joseph and
Mary found light and warmth in the
stable. The third candle reminds us of
the great light and joy which surround-
ed the shepherds at the announcement


of Jesus' birth. God, the Father of Life,
bless this Advent candle. This is a time
for smiling and singing, a time for
rejoicing in life itself! Let us open our
hearts fully to others. Let our faces
radiate the joy of Your coming so that
everyone we meet will know of You
and the gift of life You bring. Amen."
This is a lovely family time. in the
church, heralding the coming of the
birth of the Christ child. There will be


a fellowship coffee and coffee cake at
9 a.m. in fellowship hall and Sunday
school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. in the
Avon Park First Presbyterian Church,
215 E. Circle Drive, with two
entrances on La Grande Drive. Also,
that evening at 6 the "Emmanuel -
God with Us!" cantata will be present-
ed in the sanctuary with a reception
following in fellowship hall. The pub-
lic is invited to all the services.


Murphy going to Mexico missionary


F h s eI


Brandt
performs
concert
SEBRING Tommy
Brandt, Christian Country
Music's 2006 Male Vocalist
'and Entertainer of the Year, ,
' will be in concert at 11 a.m.
SSunday at First Assembly of
'Gbd, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd.
Brandt has written a num-
:ber of songs that have been
, rated number one in Christian
country. music, including his
'most recent release. '"I
Believe In Angels."
S Brandt, his wife.Michelle
Sand son, Tommy Brandt II,
Make Sebring their home
% hen the\ are not on the
road. His beginnings in coun-
tri gospel music were in the


Sebring area. His concerts
feature music and songs that
appeal to all ages.
There is no charge for the
concert. An offering will be
received.
Call 385-6431 for further
information.

Vaughn Clark
to minister
SEBRING Vaughn
Clark will be with the con-
gregation at 7 p.m. Sunday
and Monda) at Heaven's per-
spective Ministries, an inter-
denominational ministry.
Members are excited about
ha\ ing this special evangelist.
preacher/teacher again. Those
\lho ha\e heard him before
ha\e been aidingng for him to
get back to Sebnng and an\ -


one who has not heard him
will not want to miss this
special time.
For more information, call
381-6784.

Christmas
cantata
scheduled in
SpringLake
SEBRING SpringLake
United Methodist Church
choir will present the
Christmas cantata "Come to
the Manger" b) Mark Ha. es
at 6 p.m. Sunday in the
church sanctuary.
Following the concert, all
are invited to the fellowship
hall for Christmas desserts.
There \% ill be no charge of
admission.


John Glenn Miurph.


SEBRING John Glenn
Murphy, member of Sebring
Ward of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, has
been recently called by the LDS
Church to serve a two-year mis-
sion in Hermosillo, Mexico.
He is the son of Del and
Shelley Murphy and the grand-
son of Glenn and Joy Murphy
of Avon Park. MurphN will
enter the Missionary Training
Center in Provo, Utah on


Wednesday, Jan. 17, where he
will be instructed in the Spanish
language for eight weeks before
leaving for Mexico.
The LDS Church encourages
all single young men over the
age of 19 to serve a two-year
mission. Many young women
and senior couples also elect to
serve as missionaries. The
Sebring Ward has two young
men and a senior couple
presently serving on missions.


Courtesy photo
Ann Kirwan, president of the Avon Park American Legion Auxiliary 69, (from left) grandmother Diana
Acevedo is holding Edwin Diaz, Edwin's mother Crystal Acevedo and Darlene Watkin, event chairper-
son, enjoy the dinner and dance Dec. 9 done by the auxiliary to raise money for the child.


American Legion Auxiliary


raises money for local child


AVON PARK The Avon Park American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 had a pork loin dinner
dance Dec. 9 for 18-month-old Edwin James
Diaz and raised more than $1,000.
Diaz is the child who is a multiple organ trans-
plant patient from Sebring. His family is needing
financial assistance with his medial bills. An
account has been set up at Highlands
Independent Bank in the name of Edwin James
Diaz for anyone wishing to donate to help out
with all his medical expenses.
The dinner was a sell out and even entertain-
ment for the night got into the act by donating his


tips to the cause. Gifts were raffled from
SpringLake Golf Course, Wal-Mart, Cindy's
Hallmark, Sons of the American Legion, House
of Wellness Massage and Harder Hall.; Darlene
Watkin, children and youth chairman ho was
chairman of the event, said that the room filled.
with love and support for little Edwin the minute
he walked in and lasted the whole evening.
After expenses were paid they raised more
than $1,000 for the account and are hoping more
donations will be coming in. Thanks goes out to
everyone who contributed in anyway to ease
some of the worry associated with a.sick child.


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Chamber planning New Year's Eve party


SEBRING Join the
Greater Sebring Chamber of
Commerce for "A Start Studded
New Year's" at Four Points by
Sheraton, Chateau Elan.
Tickets are $95 per person to
include hors d'oeuvres, dinner,
drinks and a champagne toast.
The chamber has hired imper-
sonators from Tune Time
Productions one of the most
diverse full event planning
companies in Florida. The night


will feature "The Bldes
Brothers," "Little Richard" and
"Tina Turner."
Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner
will consist of pork tenderloin
medallions, rosemary chicken,
steamed vegetables, rice pilaf,
Caesar salad and dinner rolls.
Delaney Photography will be'
available for group shots and
couples photos. The dress for
the event is cocktail attire.


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night at Four Points by
Sheraton, Chateau Elan will be
honored a discounted rate of
$79 per night if reserved by
Dec. 15.
Reserve a ticket now and
count down the New Year with
the Greater Sebring Chamber of
Commerce. This event is open
to the public and all ages are
welcome. For more informa-
tion, call 385-8448.


Hair and beauty competition coming


SEBRING Highlands
County will soon experience its
first Multicultural Hair and
Beauty Competition
Extravaganza Saturday Jan. 13.
The show starts at 3:30 p.m.
at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27
North.
There will be door prizes and
lots of free gifts. Limited seats
are available, so reserve and
purchase tickets today. For
more information, call 385-
4500.
Tickets are $20 in advance
and $25 at the door. After party


follows this event from 9 p.m.
to 2 a.m. There will be a $10
admission charge for the after
party. It will include a cash bar,
live disc jockey, dancing and
entertainment. Snacks and
refreshments will be served.
Early event starts from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Event sponsors include Skin
Care Line by Rejuvenation
Center (phone 382-7588); Mary
Kay by Tonya (phone 381-
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Boys Basketball
Avon Park at Braden River,
6 p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Pendleton Academy at Lake
Placid, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30 var-
sity; DeSoto at Sebring. 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity
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Braden River at Avon Park,
6 p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
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History Lesson
5 Years Ago
Dec. 14, 2001: Lake Placid
soccer coach Bruce
Cummings didn't sound
like a coach whose team
was whipping its opponent
soundly during the late
stages of a 5-0 victory over
Hardee. "We're playing ter-
rible," said Cummings.
"The guys up front played
good but the rest of the
guys took the night oft." It
was the perfectionist's
intensity that allowed the
Dragons to run their record
to 7-1 with the district win
over the Wildcats. Leo
Avila Perez, Sergio Ruiz,
Felipe Avelar and Gabino
Perez all scored goals for
Lake Placid.


High School Basketball


Eagles soar in sweep of Life Academy


Girls sloppy, but still

win by 34 points
By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sport Elit..'
AVON PARK When is a coach not
happy ith a 34-point margin of victory ?
When it's in a game his team could have eas-
ilt won bN half again as much.
That pretty much summed up Walker
Memorial coach William Farmer's night
Thursday as his Lads Eagles struggled their
\a\ to a 41-7 %\in against a very over-
matched Life Academy team at
A\on Park Middle School.
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roster loaded with inexperi-
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the team had ne\er played bas-
7 ketball before this season -
but the Eagles still scored in
single digits in t\o of the quarters and didn't
inmoke the running clock rule until the final
3:37 of the game.
"A verN poor effort on our part. This is a
young team from Life and %we played down
to their le\el," Farmer said. "I hardly saw
any body I \\as happy w ith. Jamila Reid came
in she's onl\ a freshman and got to
pla\ some minutes tonight and looked like
See GIRLS, page 6D


SCOTT DRESSEL'Ne. :.5un
Adrienne Asumbrado 121) of Walker Memorial Academy gels fouled by
Life Academy's Apple Faggella on a layup attempt Thursday night.


Tangunan shines as

boys win 4th straight
By MARCUS WILKINS
Sports teVnr
AVON PARK With 5:32 left in the third
quarter and the ball stuck between the iron
and glass of the goal, Walker Academy's
diminutive Chris Tangunan took two steps
and skied toward the rim to dislodge it. The
small but audible crowd in the Avon Park
gurmnasium game the kid who
had done it all another hand WA
during the Eagles' 67-33
pounding of the Life Academy a
Lions Thursday night. UkfeAcdea
Tangunan finished with 23 7
points, but more importantly his I
unselfish play got his team-
mates in\ol\ed on the way to a running clock
victory, the Eagles' fourth straight \win after
an 0-3 start.
The Eagles were able to out-ebound Life
Academy all night long and seemed to be a
step quicker than the Lions. Going up strong
to the hoop. inside players Mark Arquit,
Jordan Kavanaugh. Gabriel Carrion and Sean
Martinez scored on superior offensive
rebounding and a decided size advantage in
the paint.
See BOYS, page 6D


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Aon Park coach Earnest Perkins got his first taste of all-star games as a player in 1966.


said Perkins. "'Anybody can \ant to play
offensive guard or tackle, but it takes a
real guy to want to go on that receiving
unit. The\ make a lot of mone in the NFL


today doing special things like long
snaps

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By MARCUS WILKINS
SEBRING Once upon-a .time in
Miami. there w\s a small but determined
center looking to leave his mark on the
high school football scene and move into
the college ranks. The Near was 1966 and
Booker T. Washington Junior/Senior high
school \\as one of many black schools to
take part in the All-Star game at the end
of the season.
Segregation in the public school sys-
tem hadn't phased out at that ume and
coaches from traditionally[ black universi-
ties such as Grambling and Florida A&M
would attend the e\ent to scout the
Florida talent pool.
For the 177-pound. long-snapping
Earnest Perkins.
it was an oppor-
tunitn to shoe,-
case his skills on
special teams to
4:3 an exclusive
audience and
turn his dreams
into reality He
performed well.
and consequent-
I went on to plans football for Allen
Uni'ersit\ in Columbia. S.C.
Perkins told his store) to a group of
eager all stars \\ith bright futures as the\
began their preparations for Saturday's
South-Central Florida All-Star Football
Classic at Firemen's Field, The Avon Park
coach w ill helm the squad of the Central
team. \which features 18 pla ers from
Highlands County as well as standouts
from Hardee. Okeechobee. and Polk
counties.
"1 \\as telling the kids that special
teams is ~ here the truth of the athlete is."


Auto Racing

ALMS teams get early


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The Penske Porsche RS Sp.der team, which debuted at this year's 12 Hours of Sebring in March.
received an in station to enter both cars in the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans.


Sp- al t .. thel tt. i-.suni
BRASELTON, Ga. Ten
entries from the American Le
Mans Series are among the first 24
invitees to the 75th running of the
24 Hours of Le Mans. the world's
most prestigious auto race.
The twice-around-the-clock
event is scheduled for June 16-17
at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
American Le Mans Series teams
have enjoyed remarkable success
at Le Mans with at least two class
victories each year since the
Series' formation in 1999.
Series teams also have posted
six overall race wins and 19 class
championships, numbers that


could grow again once the 2007
race is in the history books.
Teams granted an automatic
invitation include Audi Sport
North America (two. entries in
LMP1), Penske Motorsports (two
entries in LMP2), Corvette Racing
Itwo entries in GTI). Aston Martin
Racing (two entries in GTI) and
Risi Competzione (two entries in
GT2).
Class champions from the
American Le Mans Series are
granted automatic entries to Le
Mans, as are class winners at Petit
Le Mans.
First- and second-place finish-
See ALMS, page 5D


SECTION D FRIDAY. DECEMBER 15. 2006


High School Football




Voice of experience

Avon Park's Perkins no stranger to all-star games


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Quick Reads
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF


AP Youth Baseball
needs president
AVON PARK Avon Park
Baseball will soon be starting
registration for Pitching
Machine and Minors leagues.
However, before registrations
can begin, a new president
must be elected.
The group will meet at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at
Durrah Martin Baseball
Complex to elect a new presi-
dent. All interested individuals
and potential coaches are
encouraged to attend.
Registration is scheduled for
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
13 and Jan. 20. The draft will
be Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. for
Pitching Machine and 7 p.m.
for Minors. This will be a
mandatory meeting for all
coaches.
Pitching Machine league is
for children 7-8 years old.
Minors is for children 9-11
years old. All baseball players
must be this age as of May 1,
2007.
Registration is $45. A copy
of the player's birth certificate
is required. There are no
copies of birth certificates for
previous players on file.
After Feb. 1, the registration
fee will be $60.
Coach Rapp roast to
be held Dec. 23
SEBRING Coach Gary
Rapp is retiring after 35 years
at Sebring High School, and a
roast is planned for Saturday,
Dec. 23 to honor his years of
service.
The event will be held at the
Highlands Count Fairgrounds
with a 6 p.m. social hour
before the roast begins at 7
p.m. Anyone is welcome to
attend and participate. Those
planning to attend should call
385-5658, 655-2271 or 655-
1600.
Anyone who can't attend but
has a story to share should e-
mail it to rapp@strato.net or
traverb@highlands.kl2.fl.us.
Sebring Youth Baseball
sets sign-up dates
SEBRING Registrations
for Sebring Youth Baseball
will be held on several dates in
the upcoming weeks. The sign-
ups will be at Max Long
Recreational Complex on
Saturday (Dec. 16, 23, 30,
Jan. 6 and 13) from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. and on Thursday,
Jan. 4, and Thursday, Jan. 11,
from 6-8 p.m.
Ages (as of May 1) for tee-
ball are 4-6, for pitching
machine are 7-8 and for
minors are 9-10. Cost is $65
for the first child in a family
and $40 for each additional
child. A copy of the child's
birth certificate is needed at
the time of registration.
For more information, con-
tact Wendell Faircloth at 381-
3488,
Senior softball league
fonning in Lake Placid
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 teani 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
SHarker 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 baseball camps
start on Saturday
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 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 pp.,. On Thurpday,
D,e2,, and-,wjlJ be $30 per
camper, and the camp for ages
8-11 will be from 9 a.m. until
noon Dec. 26-27 and costs $60
per camper
There is a $10 discount for
families with more than one
child participating. The camps
are limited to first 40 regis-
tered in each camp.
Contact the athletic depart-
ment at 784-7035 for more
information.
SFCC plans volleyball
camp in January
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
will hold a three-day volleyball
camp for middle school-aged
girls Jan. 3-5.
The camp will be from 5-8
p.m. the first day with registra-
tion the first half hour, and
5:30-8:30 p.m. the final two
days. The cost is $90 per
camper and the camp is limited
to the first 30.applicants.
To register, call 784-7037 or
465-5300, ext. 7037.
Contact coach Kim
Crawford at one of the above
numbers or 381-4089 or e-mail
her at kim.crawford@south-
florida.edu for more informa-
tion.


Sports contact information
Scott Dressel, sports editor Marcus Wilkins, sports writer
385-6155, Ext. 541 385-6155, Ext. 517 or
scott.dressel@newssun.com marcus.wilkins@newssun.com
Report scores
385-6155, Ext. 541

To contact any other sports writer, leave a message at one of the above
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News-Sun, Friday, December 15, 2006


STATS AND STANDINGS


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New Jersey 9 12.429 -
Boston 8 13 .381 1
New York 9 15.375 1%'
Toronto 8 14.364 1/
Philadelphia 5 16.238 4
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 15 9 .625 -
Washington 10 11 .476 3'
Miami 9 12.429 4'h
Atlanta 8 13 .381 51h
Charlotte 5 16 .238 81/
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cleveland 13 8 .619
Detroit 13 8 .619 -
Chicago 12 10 .545 1'
Indiana 12 12 .500 21h
Milwaukee 9 13 .409 4%/
WESTERN CONFERENCE -
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 17 6 .739 -
Dallas 15 7 .682 1'
Houston 14 7 .667 2
New Orleans 10 10 .500 5'
Memphis 5 17.22711/2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Utah 17 5 .773 -
Denver 12 8 .600 4
Minnesota 10 10.500 6
Seattle 10 13.435 7%
Portland 10 14.417 8
Pacific Division
W L Pct.GB
Phoenix 15 6 .714
L.A. Lakers 15 7 .682 1h
Golden State 11 11 .500 4%/
L:A. Clippers 10 11 .476 5
Sacramento 9 11 .450 5'2
Tuesday's Games
Denver 100, Atlanta 87
Milwaukee 94, Seattle 93
L.A. Lakers 102, Houston 94
Golden State 126, Sacramento 113
Wednesday's Games
Toronto 91, Orlando 84
Phoenix 99, Miami 89
Indiana 101, Detroit 90
Washington 120, Denver 91
Boston 101, Philadelphia 81
Cleveland 104, Charlotte 101
New York 94, Atlanta 82
New Jersey 108, Milwaukee 95
Portland 85, Memphis 79
San Antonio 95, Minnesota 82
Chicago 99, Seattle 84
Dallas 110, L.A. Lakers 101
Utah 105, L.A. Clippers 86
Thursday's Games
Orlando at Charlotte, late
San Antonio at New Orleans, late
Houston at Golden State, late
Today's Games
Miami at Washington, 7 p.m.
New York at Indiana, 7 p.m.
New.Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Denver at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Seattle at Cleveland, 7:30.p.m.
Atlanta at Memphis, 8 p.m.. .,-.
Philadelphia at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago, 8:30'p.m.
Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m.
Golden State at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
N.Y. Rangers 17 10 4 38 99 92
New Jersey 17 10 2 36 73 71
N.Y. Islanders 15 11 3 33 88 83
Pittsburgh 14 11 5 33 96 97
Philadelphia 8 19 4 20 76 120
Northeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Buffalo 23 5 2 48124 89-
Montreal 17 8 5 39 91 84
Ottawa 16 15 1 33108 92
Toronto 14 13 5 33100109
Boston 14 12 2 30 81 98
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Atlanta 18 9 5 41105 95
Carolina 15 13 4 34 99 103


Washington
Tampa Bay.
Florida


13 10
14 15
10 17


33 95 105
30 101100
26 84 111


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OT Pts GF I
Nashville 19 8 3 41 99
Detroit 17 8 4 38 81
.Chicago .12 12 5 29 74
Columbus 11 16 2 24 72
St. Louis 7 19 4 18 68 1
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF I
Edmonton 16 12 2 34 83
Minnesota 16 12 2 34 87
Calgary 15 10 3 33 81
Colorado 15 14 2 32 99
Vancouver 15 15 1 31 71
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGFI
Anaheim 25 3 6 56123
San Jose 23 9 0 46 97
Dallas 20 11 0 40 83
Los Angeles 11 17 4 26 88 1
Phoenix 11 18 1 23 73 1
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Tuesday's Games
N.Y. Rangers 3, Philadelphia 1
Buffalo 3, New Jersey 2
Montreal 4, Boston 3


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


AMERICAN CONFERENCE


New England
N.Y. Jets
Buffalo
Miami

Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Tennessee
Houston

Baltimore
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

x-San Diego
Kansas City
Denver
Oakland


East
W L T Pet PF PA
9 4 0 .692 281186
7 6 0.538 254 269
6 7 0.462 243 262
6 7 0.462 228222
South
W L T Pet PF PA
10 3 0.769 342295
8 5 0.615 303191
6 7 0.462 247314
4 9 0.308 219296


North
W L T Pet
10 3 0.769
8 5 0.615
6 7 0.462
4 9 0.308
West
W L T Pet
11 2 0.846
7 6 0.538
7 6 0.538
2 11 0 .154


PF PA
276170
317250
286 264
208 293

PF PA
425 257
267 256
235 236
156 269


NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pet PF PA
Ilas 8 5 0.615 349 260
Y. Giants 7 6 0 .538 292 268
iladelphia 7 6 0.538 315282
shington 4 9 0 .308 232 295
South
W L T Pct PF PA
w Orleans 9 4 0 .692 352 268
anta' 7 6 0.538 244256
rolina 6 7 0 .462 226 244
npa Bay 3 10 0.231 151 289
North
W L T Pet PF PA
Chicago 1'1 2 .0.846 360177
nnesota. 6 7 0.462 241251
sen Bay 5 8 0 .385 249 343
troit' .. 2 11 0 .154 236324
West
W L T Pet PF PA
battle 8 5 0.615 281 290
n Francisco 5 8 0.385 228349
Louis 5 8 0 .385 269 329
zona 4 9 0.308 248305


x-clinched division
Thursday's Game
San Francisco at Seattle, late
Saturday's Games
Dallas at Atlanta, 8 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Washington at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Houston at New England, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Denver at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m.
St. Louis at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.
Kansas City at San Diego, 8:15 p.m.
Monday's Game
Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 21
Minnesota at Green Bay, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23
Kansas City at Oakland, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 24
Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m.
Washington at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
New England at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
San Diego at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
Cincinnati at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 25
Philadelphia at Dallas, 5 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at Miami, 8:30 p.m.


TEAM STATS
AVERAGE PER GAME
AFC
OFFENSE
Yards Rush
Indianapolis 381.4 109.2
San Diego 366.2 152.3
Pittsburgh 360.5 120.2


Pass
272.2
213.8
240.2'


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Cincinnati 349.7 100.2
New England 335.8 121.2
Jacksonville 330.1 160.8
Kansas City 324.2 133.3
Miami 318.5 99.0
Baltimore 308.7 98.5
Denver 305.9 138.8
Tennessee 305.7 140.2
New York Jets 300.9 112.3
Houston 287.2 99.6:;
Cleveland 269.5 80.7
Buffalo.. ; 258.8 99.7-
Oakland,... 243.3.. 97.1
DEFENSE
Yards Rush.
Baltimore 268.1 80.3
Miami 278.2 100.5
Jacksonville 283.5 87.1
Oakland 288.3 133.0
San Diego 294.3 97.8
New England 294.7 86.4
Pittsburgh 300.8 94.0
Kansas City 323.5 110.6
Denver 325.0 106.1
Indianapolis 333.1 176.5
Buffalo 333.8 139.8
Cincinnati 347.5 109.0.
New York Jets 349.0 139.2
Houston 349.6 123.8
Cleveland 354.6 144.9
Tennessee 364.4 140.9

NFC
OFFENSE
Yards- Rush
New Orleans :410.6 107.2
Philadelphia 377.1 121.2
Dallas 373.4 130.8
St. Louis 347.8 99.4
Green Bay 343:3 106.2
Atlanta 336.8 197.7
New York Giants 335.3 132.6
Minnesota 326.1 123.0
Carolina 321.2 102.1
Washington 320.0 134.7
Detroit 316.8 70.7
Chicago 314.1 117.9
Seattle 309.2 119.1
Arizona 299.2 78.2
San Francisco 299.0 131.2
Tampa Bay 255.5 92.5
DEFENSE
Yards Rush
Chicago 280.7 105.3
Minnesota 282.8 54.1
Carolina 304.4 110.3
Dallas 307.8 95.6
New Orleans 316.0 131.8
Seattle 328.3 117.2
Tampa Bay 330.3 120.0
Philadelphia 331.7 142.5
New York Giants 334.2 100.4
Atlanta 337.4 102.8
St. Louis 344.1 154.8
Washington 344.9 128.3
Detroit 346.8 130.5
San Francisco 346.9 123.7
Green Bay 351.7 119.6
Arizona 355.3 121.0


249.5
214.6
169.2
190.9
219.5
210.2
167.2
165.5
188.6
187.6
188.8
159.1
4i46.2

Pass
187.8
177.7
196.5
155.3
196.5
208.3
206.8
212.8
218.9
156.6
194.0
238.5
209.8,
225.8
209.7
223.5



Pass
303.5
255.8
242.5
248.4
237.1
139.2
202.7
203.1
219.2
185.3
246.1
196.2
.190.1
220.9
167.8
163.0

Pass
175.4
228.8
194.1
212.2
184.2
211.2
210.3
189.2
233.8
234.5
189.3
216.6
216.2
223.2
232.1
234.3


AP MEN'S TOP 25
Record Pts Pvs
1. UCLA (58) 8-0 1,786 1
2. Pittsburgh (11) 10-0 1,707 2
3. N. Carolina (1) 7-1 1,664 3
4. Ohio St. (2) 8-1 1,591 5
5. Florida 8-2 1,377 7
6. Duke 9-1 1,361 7
7. Wisconsin 9-1 1.267. 11
--8:-Wichita St.,, 7:-.;' 1,250 10
9. Ajabamma-.. 8-1 1,174
":9'Aroa 7-1 1.157 14
11. Kansas 8-2 1,104 12
12. LSU 5-2 960 9
13. Texas A&M 7-2 886 6
14. Connecticut 8-0 872 19
15. Oklahoma St. 11-0 738 22
16. Gonzaga 9-2 711 18
17.Washington 7-1 566 13
18. Butler 10-1 483 15
19. Memphis 7-2 467 16
20. Marquette 9-2 443 17
21. Notre Dame 7-1 312 -
22. Oregon 7-0 271 -
23. Syracuse 8-2 171 21
24. Air Force 10-1 142 -
25. Nevada 7-1 123 20
Others receiving votes: Texas 102,
Missouri St. 100, Purdue 84; Clemson
65, S: Illinois 55, Michigan St. 52,
Tennessee 52, Florida St. 45, Maryland
42, Virginia 37, Boston College 30,
Georgetown 24, Missouri 22, Arkansas
17, Dayton 16, Xavier 14, Georgia Tech
11; Washington St. 9, Michigan 7, W.
Kentucky 7 8-2, Kentucky 5, N. Iowa 5,
Southern Miss. 4, Creighton 3, UCF 3,
Illinois 2, West Virginia 2, Army 1,
Vanderbilt 1.
AP WOMEN'S TOP 25
Record Pts Pvs
1. Maryland (46) 12-0 1,243 1
2. N. Carolina(1) 10-0 1,188 2
3. Oklahoma (2) 8-0 1,149 3
4. Duke (1) 9-0 1,108 4
5. Tennessee 8-1 1,032 6
6. Connecticut 6-0 1,019 7
7. LSU 10-1 938 9
8. Ohio St. 7-1 832 5
9. Baylor 9-1 810 12
10. Arizona St. 8-1 769 13
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C.C. of Sebring
Winning Thursday's mixed
best ball event was the team of
Ted Schmalzried, Ray Plagens,
Jerry Moser and Cecil Watts
with 111. Second place was the
team of Ron Poore, Dave
Linderman, Bob Whitacre and
Dave Rossadavita with 124.
The men's association played
a one best ball on par 5s, two
best balls on par 4s and three
best balls on par 3s Monday.
Winning first place was the
team of Carroll Dukes, Jerry
Moser, Cecil Watts and Howard
Wampler with 118 and second
place was the team of Frank
Gagliardi, Ray Plagens, Bob
Whitacre and George Barrett
with 121.
Crystal Creek
The men's association played
four-man teams for one best ball
Thursday.
Winning first place was the
team of Frank Nemmers, Lew
Hensley, Dick Hohs and Bernie
Paulsen with 45 and second
place was the team of John
Gammage, Stan Meddles, Jake
Cambridge and Bill Smith with
48. Tying for third place were the
team of Cecil McFarland, Barney
Davis, Bill Covello and Carlin
Deuel and the team of Steve
Burdick, Ernie Joly, Jens
Henriksen and Armond Dickens
with 53 each.
The twilight league played a
scramble on Tuesday. Winning
first place was the team of Bill
and Roseann Wright, Dave and
Blanch Orrell with 19'3/, second
place was the team of Frank
Nemmers and Dorothy Kallusch,
Bernie and Sally Paulson with
21/8 and third place was the
team of Steve and Andrea
Burdick, Angela and Rudy
Heater with 22%38.
The ladies association played
an electric net event Dec. 7.
Winning first place was Tottie
Reynolds with 57, tying for sec-
ond place were Gloria Ziegler
and Linda Archambault with 59
each and tying for third place
were Kae Allen: and Mary Joly
with 60 each.
SGolf Hammock
The ladies association played
a Christmas step-aside scram-
ble. Winning first place was the
team of Jeannie Fivecoat, Ruth
Harris, Shirley Enochs and Clair
Ulrich with 66.7, second place
was the team of Dottie Boyd,
Marge Pedersen, Joan Mahoney
and Cindy Dall with 66.9 and
third place was the team of Mary
Bond, Michelle Conrod, Mary
Lindsey and Mary Cripps with
67.4.
Harder Hall
The ladies league played a low
gross, low net event Monday.
A Flight low gross was Pat
Rice with 89 and low net was
Helen Sayre with 71. B Flight low
gross was Joyce Himler with 93
and tying for low net were Carol
Grimm and Polly Blumm with 72
each.
Chip-ins: No. 9, Helen Sayre
and No. 7, Ronna Mason.
The ladies league played Ts
and Fs less one-half handicap
Dec. 7. Winning fist place was
Joyce Himler with 30.5, second
place was Dori Landrum with 31
and third place was Polly Blumm
with 32.
Chip-ins: No. 11, Pat Rice and
No. 1, Carol Grimm.


HCWGA
The Highlands County
Womens Golf Association
Played the final round of its two-
day tournament at the Country
Club of Sebring on Dec. 8. The
overall low gross champion with
169 was Carolyn Schmalzriedt
and overall low net champion
with 135 was Betty LeBlanc
In A Flight, low gross with
171 was Mickie Edwards, sec-
ond with 174 was Nan Reno and'
third with 179 was Cindy Vinci.
Low net winner with 148 was
Jan Taylor, second with 148 was
Marian Passafume and third
with 150 was Jeanette Rowe.
In B Flight, low gross with
182 was Sue Mackey, .second
with 187 was Donna Anderson,
and third with 193 was Jean
Mott. Low net winner with 144
was Michele Koon, second with
150 was Karen Falk and third
with 155 was Betty Cruickshank.
In C Flight low gross with 192
was Annie Kozak, second with
193 was Kathy Doyle and third
with 194 ,was :Roz Lindstrom.
Low net with 141 was Jeannie
Pieracini, second with 141 was
Trudy Stowe and third with 146
was Marilyn Clauws.
In D Flight, low gross with
205 was Jan Stevens, second
with 207 was Ginny Cloutier and
third with 213 was Marge
Pederson. Low net with 145 was
Mary Hesgard, second with 152
was Roxie McMillon and third
with 158 was Barb
Vanthournout.
Lake June West
Winning first place in
Thursday's mixed scramble was
the team of John and Virginia
Simmons, Ott and Maxine
Wegner, Vince Mathew and
Dodie Babillis with 48. Second
place was the team of Orville
and Eva Huffman, Pete and Mary
McNamee and Margaret Schultz
with 51 and third place was the
team of Cal Billingsley, Jean
Westerfield, John Howarth, Vera
Jones and Joe and Joyce Swartz
with 52.
Closest to the pin: (Ladies),
No. 8, Nancy Reaney, 12-feet-5;
(Men), No. 2, Joe Swartz, 6-feet-
1.and No. 4, Rex Simmons;`3-
feet-1'%.
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a best ball event on Wednesday.
Tying for first place were the
team of Ron West, John Byron,
Bob Williams and Don Boulton,
the team of Ted Carteaux, Ott
Wegner, Dick Marino and John
Ruffo and the team of Ben Tarr,
Dick Denhart, Barney Pulley and
Bill Brouhle with 37 each.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ron
West, 3-feet-9; No. 4, Ken
Colyer, 3-feet-6'/2 and No. 8,
Mike Davis, 2-feet-43/4.
The ladies association played
best ball on Monday.
Winning first place was
Helene Mellon with 31, second
place was the team of Joyce
Huggett, Betty Billau and Betty
Kincheloe with 35 and third
place was the team of Annie
Hall, Eva Huffman and Nancy
Reaney with 37.
Closest to the pin: No. 2,
Helene Mellon, 9-feet-11 and
No. 8, Doris Weeks, 7-feet-2.
A mixed scramble was played
Dec. 7. Tying for first place were
the team of Cal Billingsley, Jean
Westerfield, Ken and Norma
Colyer, John and Susan Ruffo
and the team of Rex Simmons,
Pete and Mary McNamee, Don
and Lucy Saunders and Don
Russell with 47 each. Second
place was the team of John and
Virginia. Simmons, Jim and
Helen Mellon, Don Schuenke
and Jeanette Roemer with 49
and third place was the'team of
Ted and Bea Carteaux, John and
Shelley Byron, Joe and Joyce
Swartz with 50..
Closest to the pin: (Ladies),
No. 8, Mary McNamee, 10-feet-
7, and (Men), No. 2, Jim Mellon,
No. 4, Rex Simmons, 7-feet-212.
The men's association played
best ball Dec. 6. Winning first
place was the team of Ted
Carteaux, Ott Wegner, Dick
Denhart, John Howarth and Joe
Swartz with 35, second place the
team of was Ben Tarr, Mike
Davis, Bob Williams, Paul
Sweet, John Smithyman and Bill
Brouhle with 37 and third place
was the team of Orville Huffman,
.Rex Simmons, Dick Reaney,
Dick Marino and John,Ruffo
with 38.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, John
Simmons, 2-feet-71/2; No. 4, Dick
Denhart, 4-feet-8 and No. 8,

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Mario Cappelletti, 7 feet.
The ladies association played
best ball Dec. 4. Tying first place
were the team of Mary
McNamee, Betty Billau, Helene
Mellon and Diane Roush and the
team of-Annie Hall, Betty
Kinghelde, Margaret Schultz and
Sylvia West with 32 each. Third
place was Eva Huffman, Doris
Cunningham, Jan Mann and Pat
Asmus with 33.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Betty
Billau, 3-feet-9 and No. 8, Doris
Weeks, 8-feet-2.
Pinecrest
The men's association played
team and individual pro-am
points on Wednesday.
Winning first place was the
team of Rob Nolan, Greg
Mitchell, Richard Ramazeti and
Art Lewis with plus-14. Tying for
second place were the team of
Rex Waymyer. Gerald Beaulieu,
Gerry Geoque and J.R. Burris"
and the team of Jim Gulick, Vern
Gates, Jerry Hodges and Bob
Viergutz with plus-11 each.
Individual results: A division
winner was Rick Ramazetti with
plus-5 and tying for second
place were Norm Godin, Bob
Topel, B.C. Roberts and Larry
Staggs with plus-3 each. B divi-
sion winner was Greg Mitchell
with plus-8 and second place
was Vern Gates with plus-6. C
division winner was Jerry
Rumple with plus-9 and second
place was Gerry Geoque with:
plus-8. D division winner was
J.R. Burris with plus-13 and
tying for second place were Dan
Harper and Ted Huff with plus-8
each.
The ladies association played
individual pro-am .points on
Tuesday. First Flight winner was
Elvaretta Butler with plus-8'.,
second place was Phyllis Palmer
with plus-1 and tying for third
place were Betty Ford and
Ophelia Jones with plus-% each.
Second Flight winner was Helen
Driscoll with plus-4'/, second
place was Caroll Hache with
plus-l1%/ and third place was
Ginny Cloutier with plus-1.
.The ladies association played
the heartland Bank Tournament


Dec. 7. A division winner was
Ruth Smith with 71, second
place was Marian Redshaw with
72' and third place was Fran
Donahue with 77. B division
winner was.Ofelia Jones with 70,
second place was Betty Ford
with 72 and third place was Sue
Nolan with 74. Tying for first
place in C division were Avis
Sasser and Mary Jo Vermiglio
with 74 each and second place
was Ginny Cloutier with 79.
The men's association played
team and individual pro-am
points Dec. 6. Winning first
place was the team of Roger
Godin, Jim Gray, Frank Perry
and Mike Norris with plus-14
and second place was the team
of Bob Osley, Ray Smith, Gerald
Beaulieu and Ron Geoque with
plus-13.
Individual results: A division
winner was Larry Schryver with
plus-7 and second place was
Bob Oxley with plus-6. B divi-
sion winner was Mike Norris
with plus-13 and second place
was Mel Deubner with plus-12.
Tying for first place in 0 division
were Jerry Edwards and John
Hall with plus-6 each. D division
winner was Jim Gillies with
plus-9 and second place was'
Carl Sachetti with plus-6.
The'ladies association played
individual pro-am points Dec. 4.
First flight winner was Elvaretta
Butler with plus-6, second place
was Ofelia Jones with plus-5
and third place was Pat DuBrule
with plus-1. Tying for first place
in the second flight were Mary
Ann Luttrell, Caroll Hache and
Sue Nolan with plus-112 each.
Third flight winner was Carolyn
Baxter with minus-i, second
place was Helen Woodward with
minus-2% /and third place was
Mary Jo Vermiglio with minus-3.
Placid Lakes
The men's association played
one best ball the front and two
best balls on the back event on
Wednesday.
Winning first place was the
team of Bill Lockwood, Jay
Lundy, Gary Hoekstra and Ken
Pfeiffer with minus-25. Tying for
second place were the team of


Frank Fisher, Gene Miller and
Ray Deryckere and a blind draw
and the team of Bruce Miseno,
Frank Schneider and Taft Green
and a blind draw with minus-21
each.
Closest to the pin: No. 2,
Floyd Beers, 21-feet-7 and John
Goble, 16 feet.
River Greens
The men's association played
a member/member event on
Saturday. Winning first place
were R. Rudd and T.H. Lewis
with 54.5, second place were F.
Conroy and R. Read with 56 and
third place were J. Merkle and D.
Long with 57.5.
Closest to the pin: No. 3, R.
Read, 5-feet-3; No. 5, G. Nelson,
3-feet; No. 12, K. Brunswick, 13-
feet-1 and No. 17, G. Nelson, 8-
feet-5.
A scramble was played Dec.
8. Tying for first place were the
team of Russ Rudd, Phil Kozak,
Leo Persails, Bud MacDougall
and Bev Rudd and the team of
Len Westdale, Phonda Westdale,
Jay Gillette and Bev Gillette with
10-under each.
,The Lake Damon South was
played Dec. 7. Winning first
place was the team of D. Hall, T.
Lewis, G. Nelson and S. Wallace
with minus-29 and second place
was the team of B. :Gast, A.
Lartgiau, H. Neil and D. Mundt.
The Morrison Group'played
Dec. 7. Winning first place were
R. Febre and J. Bautista with
minus-12, second place were V.
Stoddard and J. Wehunt with
minus-7 and third place were R.
Knauf and C. Bradshaw with
plus-2.
The ladies association played
a pro-am tournament Dec. 7.
Winning first place was theteam
of K. Spraler, J. Wooten, A.
Kozak and M. Koon with plus-
13, second place was the team
of F Neil, P. Wedge, P. Kincer
and L. Therrien with plus-10 and
third place was the team of P.
Wehunt, F Smith, B. Wallace
and P. Bridge with plus-81/
Individual results: First place
was J. Wooten with plus-11 and
second place was B. Wallace
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Basketball


Sebring Elks Hoop Shoot


winners advance to district


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The annual
Elks Hoop Shoot free-throw
contest for Sebring and Avon
Park was held Saturday at Hill-
Gustat Middle School gymnasi-
um: Children from five area
schools participated in the
event, which was hosted by
Sebring Elks Lodge 1529.
Winning the boys age 8-9
division was Fidel Gordon, of
Woodlawn Elementary School,
and second place was John
Bowen, of Cracker Trail
Elementary.
The girls age 10-11 winner
was Tamra McMahan, of
Cracker Trail, and second place
was Aleyda Crawford, of Hill-
.Gustat Middle School. The
boys age 10-11 winner was
Raylon Pennycooke, of Fred
Wild Elementary, second place
was Nestor Peralta, of Cracker
Trail, and third place was
Jonathan Amador, of Fred Wild.
The boys age 12-13 winner
was Jason Sava, of Avon Park
Middle, second place was
Roger Pringle, of Avon Park
Middle and third place was
Malik Gordon, of Woodlawn
Elementarn.The girl age 12-13
winner was Celeste Bre linger.
of Avon Park Middle, and sect-
ond place was Alexis Beiner, of
Avon Park Middle.
The competition consisted of
25 free throw shots from the
court's foul line (children aged
8-9 could shoot 4 feet in front
of the foul line).
All children that participated
were given T-shirts and \ winners
in each category \\erea" \arded
trophies and certificates provid-
ed by the Sebring Elks.
From the youngsters \\ho
participate and ad\ ance through


ALMS
Continued from 1D
ers from the previous year's
running of the 24 Hours are
Given invites as' \ell.
Corvette Racing finished
third in class at Peti Le Mans
but was granted a second Le
Mans in\%tation because Aston
Martin's two DBR9s did not
compete at Petit Le Mans in
ACO spec. Petersen/White
Lightning, which won.for the
second straight year at Petit Le


Courtesy photo
(Top photo) Jason
Sava (right) and
Roger Pringle (cen-
ter) took first and
second place, respec-
tively, in the boys 12-
13 age group at
Saturday's Hoop
Shoot. Malik Gordon
was third. Celeste
Breylinger (right)
took first place and
Alexis Beiner was sec-
ond in the girls 11-12
group.


local district state and regional
competition, six national cham-
pions are named one bo\ and
one-girl in each of the three age
categories.
These winners each receive a
trophy 'and their names are
inscribed on a plaque at the
Naismith Memorial Basketball
Hall of Fame in Springfield,
Mass.
Parents accompany contest-
ant through the compeutions.
The parents of finalists at the
state and regional and national
levels attend the competition as
guests of the Elks.
The district Hoop Shoot


Mans. was denied an early
invite because all .Porsches
entered ran a larger restrictor
that was allowed by IMSA but
larger than permitted by the
*ACO. ,
In 2006, the trio of Emanuele
Pirro. Frank Biela and Marco
Werner drove a diesel-po\wered
Audi R10 TDI, two of which
competed in the Series' second-
'half, to a historic overall victo-
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Corvette Racing also \\on in
GT1 for the fifth time in six


competition will be held Jan.
20. Registration will be at 8
a.m. at the Lake Placid Elks
Lodge followed by the compe-
tition at Lake Placid Middle
School.
Trophies will be presented at
the Lodge at a special luncheon.
District winners progress to the
regional Hoop Shoot in Sttian.
The Hoop Shoot is the largest
and most visiblee of the many
oouth activities sponsored by
Elks Lodges across America.
More than 3 million boss and
girls ages eight to 13 \will par-
ticipate in the program this
sear.


-seasons as Oliver, Gavin,
Olivier Beretta' and Jan
Magnussen once again beat
back an incredible challenge
from Aston Martin Racing. In
addition. Panoz stood atop the
GT2 podium with a \ict6ry by
Team LNT and its Panoz
Esperante GTLM.


GOLF
Continued from 1D
with plus-6. Tying forthird were
L. Butler and F Neil with plus-5.
The men's association played
a pro-am Dec. 6. Winning first
place was the teamofK. Kincer,
L. Roy, G. Kegler and E. Binder
with plus-16'/Y, second place was
the team of A. MacDougall, N.
Purcell, P. March and S. Petruzzi
with plus-15/ and third place
was the team of William Gast, G.
Claus, D. Seifart and G. Nelson
with plus-10%..
Individual winners were: In A
Flight:, tying for first place were
L. Roy and L. St. Pierre with
plus-7 each. B Flight winner was
K, Kincer with plus-5 and sec-
ond place was Mike Rand. C
Flight winner was B. Pray with
plus-7 and tying for second
place were A. MacDougall and
T.H. Lewis with plus-6 each. D
Flight winner was G. Clauws
with plus-5 and second place
was S. Petruzzi with plus-3.
The Morrison Group played
Dec. 5. Winning first place was
the team of Jim Anderson, Clark
Austin, Ken Brunswick and
Gerry Page with minus-29 and
second place was the team of
Peter Bridge, Jim Cercy. William
Gast and Charles Bradshaw with
minus-24. Tying for third place
were the teams of Terry Dray,
Harold Plagens, Lefty St. Pierre
and Al Farrell and the team of
Butch Smith, Ken Koon, Fred
Evans and Paul McCormac with
minus-18 each.
The Golfettes played Dec. 5.
Winning first place was the team
of Pauline Bridge, Jeannine
Persails and Jan Stevens with
71, second place was the team
of Frances Neil, Patti Wedge and
Jean Souders with 74 and third
place was the team of Linda
Wagoner, Kay 'Conkle, Carolyn
Brunswick and Colleen Posey
with 75.
The Morrison Group played
Dec. 4. Winning first place was
the team of Bill Mountford, Ken
Brunswick, Ray Knauf and Leo
Persails with minus-27. Tying
for second place were the team
of John Van Slooten, Leo
Persails, Ed Mosser and Jim
Anderson and the team of Butch
:Smith, Ray Delsasse. Mike Rand
and Don McDonald with minus-
'25 each. Third place was the
team of Bob Stevens, Al Farrell,
Fred Evans and Larry Roy with


minus-24.
The Casa event was played
Dec. 4. Winning was the team of
B. Krug, J. Procarione, J. Back
and J. Sayre.
Sebring Golf Club
The ladies association played
a Christmas Scramble on
Tuesday. Winning first place was
the team of Betsy Cargile,
Carolyn Sheraden, Norma
Rengartsand Chris Young with
42.75, second place was the
team of Molly Kilroy; Aiko Allyn,
Velma Barnard and Diana
Coghill with 43 and third, place
was the team of Fran Palmer. Pat
Stuckel, ,Elaine Kent and Rosa
Lee Newkirk with 44.75.
Closest to the pin: No. 5, Sue
Thornsberry, 14-feet-7 and No.
16, Birdie Dorman, 2-feet-9.
Sebring Hills League
The Sebring Hills Golf League
played individual pro-am points
Monday at Sebring Golf Club.
A flight winner was Norm
Godin at plus-6 and tied for sec-
ond at plus-2 were Bob Oxley,
Jack Perrin and Joe Hyzny. B
flight winner was Jerry Hodges
at plus-4, second place was
Frank Branca at minus-1 and
third place was a tie between
Richard Ramazetti and Rudy
Williams at minus-4.
C flight winner was Cliff Hall
with plus-5 and second place
was. a tie between Ralph
Wagaman and Jack Stemple at
plus-3. D flight winner was Karl
Mellor at plus-7, second place
was Bill Young at plus-5 and
third place was Doug Ingraham
at plus-3. Congratulations to
Norm Godin, who made an eagle
on the par-5 eighth hole.
Winners from Dec. 4 were: A
flight winner was Joe Hyzny with
plus-9, B flight was Bobby
Culbert with plus-5, C flight was
Jerry Hodges with plus-4 and D
flight was Pete Mezza with plus-
5.
For more information, call
382-1280 or 214-1276.


SpringLake
For their two day monthly
event Dec. 5 Dec. 7, the Men's
Golf Association played flighted
two-man teams in a combina-
tion of scramble on the first
nine, best ball on the second
nine, alternate shot on the third
nine and combined net score on
the last nine.
First place in .the firSt flight
was won by the team of Ron
Chitwood and Gale Monda with
a total score of 151, followed in
second place by the team of Ray
Albert and Dan Ostapowitz at
153. There was .a four-way tie
for third between the team of
Mike Ryan and Ike Anderson,
the team of Ray Murdoch and
Wayne Nelson, the team of Don
Ray and Ken Poe and the team
of George Greene and Bob Berg,
all in at 156.
First place in the second flight
was won by the team of Bill
Warner and Ron Rice at 153,
followed by the team of Ed Clay
and Dan Porter, in second at
158. The team of Jay Payne and
Ralph Whitehead tied with the
'team of Dick Wodetzki and Svein
Grimholt for third at 161.
The women.' played a
Christmas eclectic tournament
Dec. 4 and Dec. 6
A Flight winner with 62 was
Betty May, tying for second with
63 were Janice Ables and Dotti
Blackwell and fourth with 66
was Brenda Green. B Flight win-
ner with 59 was Kathleen
Fitzpatrick. second with 60 was
Karen Schauwecker, third with
61 was Linda Pfleger and fourth
with 62 was Debbie Delaney.
Tying for first in C Flight with 62
was Sharon Warner and Betty
Price and tying for third with 63
were Jane Burgoyne and Ann
McWilliams.
D Flight winner with 57 was
Margaret Mazzola, second with
62 was Ruth Ann Payne and .
tying for third with 63 were
Wanda Baker and Nancy
Colclasure.


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BOYS
Continued from 1D
The Eagles only weakness
was the inability to guard the
perimeter at times and the Lions
burned them for 15 points from
behind the arc
Walker jumped out to an
early thanks to the quickness of
Tangunan and Carrion, who
always seemed to have their
hands in the passing lanes.
Carrion hit a 3-pointer late in
the first quarter followed imme-
diately by a Sean Martinez steal
and easy basket for the first big
momentum shift.
Although the Lions were
able to come right back with
their first 3-pointer of the night,
the Eagles poured in seven
quick points to take a comfort-
able lead and never looked
back.
It was Tangunan who
sparked the Eagles hustle and
determination. Just two weeks
ago, the explosive guard scored
40 points for a school record in
a loss to Heartland Kissimmee.
"At a basketball camp. one of
the officials noticed Chris and
commented that he's in about
the 10th percentile in height but
about the 90th percentile in
hand/eye coordination, and I
think that's pretty\ accurate,"
said Walker coach John Bedell.
"He's a little _au\ but he alv. a\
plays like a big gus. The best
thing about Chris is that he's a'
great teammate. He al\a\is
wants to get his teammates
in- ol\ ed."
The Eagles \%ere productl\e
from e\ern position on the floor


GIRLS
Continued from ID
she \%as ready to plaN.
"'e were really slopp'. I'm
disappointed and \.e'e got a
lot of \ ork to do "
Neither team was able to
crack the scoreboard until
Adriene Asumbrado banked in
a jumper for Walker with 5:15
left in the first quarter. larlyn
Lasdimosa and Blair \Valz each
scored six points the rest of the
period, though. as the Eagles
opened up a 16-0 lead at the
First break.
The Eagles i5-3i had some
crisp passing in the opening
quarter to create good scoring
chances, but had trouble finish-
ing the pla\s. From the second
quarter on. ho\e\er, the pass-
ing deteriorated ind \Walker
struggled to put the game a% ay.
Walker's lead still shelled to
21-0 before Life Academ\n


I


S(_-OTT DRESSELNe- Si-r.
\Valker's Chris Tangunan flies in for an easy layup Thursday night
against Life Academy


on Thursday. night.
"Our team effort is getting a
little better each ;ame." said


found the net on an bank shot
from behind the 3-point line by
Jean Faggella ith 1:07 left in
the half. The Eagles led 23-3 at
intermission.
Lastimosa. \%ho finished
witth a gamne-uhgh 11 points.
added fi\e points in the third
quarter. including a 3-pointer.
as the Eagles went ahead 33-5
heading into the final quarter.
\alz finished \with eight
points for the Eagles. Faggella
scored all .seven of Life
Academy 's points.
Farmer said his team \"as
guilt\ of taking Life AcademN
too lightly\ and \\as not focused
on the task at hand
"I tried to tell them ,ou''ve
got to shoL\ up read\ to pla\ no
matter %ho Ithe opponent) is
and \ e didn't look like we were
ready to play tonight." he said.
"\We're a young team. we're
learning and we'll keep getting
better."


Bedell. "'We started out the sea-
son 0-3. and we're now 4-3.
That feels good."

Teen girl suing

Marcus Vick
By MATT REED
.-L.valatd F'r,:
RICHMOND. Va. A 17-
.ear-old girl \ho claims she
had an almost two-year se\ual
relationship ith Miami
Dolpluns rookie Marcus Vick
has filed a law\suit against him.
accusing him of sexual batterN
upon a minor, fraud and other
charges.
The lawsuit filed
Wednesday in Montgomery
Count\ Circuit Court states
that the girl \as a 15-\ear-old
honor student at Christiansburg
High School when she first had
sex \with Vick in Januar. 2004
while he was a quarterback at
Virginia Tech.
The lawsuit sa\s Vick and
the girl. identified onlN as Jane
Doe, had a sexual relationship
through December 2005.


PERKINS
Continued From ID
The annual game is always a test for players
h bo haven't pla ed together to get a feel for one
another and for ihe coaching stallf to evaluate and
make use of the team's strengths For Perkins. the
wealth of athletic talent has set his mind at ease.
"We'\e got some of the best athletes in the
central part of the state." said Perkins. "I'm real-
ly impressed as a head coach withh how\ friendly
the kids are. It's been a great \veek of practice."
Putting together an offensive game plan \"as
ob\ iousl\ high on the list of priorities for Perkins
and his staff going into this exhibition contest and
with premier players at irtually ever position.
an thing goes.
"After %\e had our luncheon, the coaches came
together and \e determined %%hat responsibilities
we \%anted to handle. \e all kind of put the meat
and potatoes together and b\ Monday we \were
reads to go. We had an offensive attack and
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of the ball. When ,ou sa\ 'all-stars." these kids
are four-lear veterans. They've picked up the
entire package."
The offense %\ill be pretty generic with a stan-
dard I-formation and the occasional shotgun, but
look for the stars involved to make sensational
plays on Saturday evening.
"W'e'\e got Weston Palmer from Hardee,
\e've got T.K. Hill and Marcus WVche from our
squad. Devariius Da\ kins and J.C. Shoop among
others from Sebring." said Perkins. "There was a
healthh of talent in that room on Saturda\ at the
luncheon. National signing day should be pretty
great around this part of the state."
The South-Central Florida All-Star Classic is a
chance for the players to make new\ friends and
put an exclamation point on a great year of foot-
ball.
"It's not always s about ho\\ a gu\ starts but how
he finishes." said Perkins. "What we're looking
for on Saturday around 7:30 is a big %\in under
our belt and a little celebration. That should get
the rivalry going."


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