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HIGHLANDS COUNTY'S HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1927


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VOLUME 25/NUMBER 29


Convicted
murderer has
five outstanding
warrants for
arrest

By KEVIN J. SHUTT
Ner s-Sun
VENUS A five-hour
standoff Saturday ended \ith-
out incident after deputies
negotiated the surrender of a
man once imprisoned for
attempted murder.
Christopher E. Carter. 46. of
Venus, .as taken into custody
about 6 p.m. from a residence
off of Southern Farms Road on
Venus' west side.
There
\ere no
injuries and
no use of

Highlands
County
Susan
Benton said
CARTER of the arrest.
Around
2002. Carter
was released from a Florida
prison, where he had served
eight years for attempted sec-
ond-degree murder.
An anonymous caller
Saturday morning asked the
sheriff's office to conduct a
welfare check on Cheryl
Thomas.
Benton said Carter is either
marked to Thomas or he is her


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
Neu'sSun
SEBRING It wasn't on
Wednesday's agenda. but the
Central Florida Regional
Planmng Council accepted its
finance director's resignation.
A regularly-scheduled audit
of the planning and public pol-
icy agency that includes
Highlands. DeSoto. Hardee,
Okeechobee and Polk counties
uncovered "financial inconsis-
tencies."
Shereen O'Neill, a full-time
finance director employed
with the planning council
since 1997, resigned
Wednesday after NCT Group's
NI i k e
Carter. of
Sebring.
presented
his find-

Tuesday

chairman
J e f f
Carlson, of CARLSON
Sebring.
confirmed
Friday when reached for com-
ment. .
"We never got to that dis-
cussion," he said, when asked
if the council planned to 'dis-
miss O'Neill or place her on
administrative leave.
He said the council's attor-
ney and Carter took the find-
ings to the state attorney's
office in Bartow, where the
planning council's administra-
tive offices are based.
A call to the state attorney's
office in Bartow was not
returned and a Polk Count)


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Highlands Count. Sheriffs Office Sgt. Jack Bailey (left) checks his equipment Saturday afternoon and suits up as a member of the Special
Response Team during a standoff in Venus.


ex-husband.
Thomas was able to get aw ay
from the house before the
standoff ensued.
Carter is wanted in
Okeechobee County for armed
burglary, grand theft with a
firearm, possession of firearm
as a convicted felon, and
domestic violence.
His arrest warrant bonds total
$300.000, Benton said, noting
that there's no bond for domes-,.
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Polk County also has an out-
standing failure-to-appear \war-
rant for an animal abandonment
heanng.
Deputies Ryan Walker and
Mike Weed went to Thomas'
rural residence around 1 p.m.
As they approached the
house, they saw a dog but were
blind-sided by another dog they
didn't see.
"Whether the dog was let
loose on them or was out there
and justattacked him," Benton-


said. "I don't know."
Walker \was injured in the
canine attack, but couldn't be
extracted from the area because
deputies didn't ha\e adequate
protection. Weed stayed at his
side.
"Carter was believed to be
armed." Benton said, explain-
ing that her officers couldn't
risk returning to their vehicles.
"There was no cover, no retreat.
The only co\er he had was
where he wvasm" -


The deputies shot and killed
the attacking dog in self-
defense, she said.
Walker \was eventually trans-
ported to a hospital but he had
to wait about three hours for the
sheriff's Special Response
Team and the department's
armored rescue vehicle.
Officers such as Sgt. Jack
Bailey suited up in entry-grade
Kevlar ballistic vests. Kevlar

See SURRENDER, page 9A


Sheriff's Office spokeswoman
couldn't determine \whether
her agency. had initiated an
investigation.
Both queries were made late
Friday afternoon.
"We are shocked and disap-
pointed." Carlson said in a
press release delivered Friday.
"But we felt we had to take
swift action, and we are coop-
erating \with the auditors and
the state attorney's office as
they look into this matter."
Comments to the public will
be limited, he said, because a
criminal investigation might
evolve.
He said the extent of alleged
financial improprieties is not
know n.
"More than $100 \was
taken." Carlson said. explain-
ing that he doesn't know the
actual amount allegedly
embezzled. "It's probably
much more than that."
Carlson said Carter called
late Tuesday and said, "We got
to talk."
It wasn't until just before
the 9:30 a.m. Wednesday
meeting that light \\as shed on
what allegedly transpired.
Carter uncovered missing
money from the Sept. 30,
2006. financial statement.
Now, the auditor will look to
pre ious years to see if an\
discrepancies turn up.
Former Highlands County
commission chairman Bob
Bullard was the county's liai-
son to the planning council
and Sebring's James Rimer is
the governor's appointee to
See AUDIT page 9A


KT.AR SIMMNIONS/Niex .Sun
Curtis Chambliss, 25, is taken into custody Saturday evening by Lake Placid Police Department officer
Eddie San Miguel. Chambliss was charged vith two counts of armed robbery and was apprehended at
the Circle K near State Road 70 in Lake Placid .



Armed robbery





suspect arrested


By TREY CHRISTY

LAKE PLACID Saturday afternoon was
the scene of an armed robbery outside
McDonald's and CVS/pharmacy off of U.S. 27.
About 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a customer leaving
McDonald's was approached while getting into
his car by a black male ho police later identified
as Curtis Chambliss.
Chambliss held a razor blade to the throat of
the \ ictim and demanded money.
The victim refused, struggled away, and
Chambliss fled empty handed.


"I guess he didn't expect an older man to put
up a fight like he did," said the McDonald's store
manager, wishing to remain unidentified.
The store manager was just about to get off
work before the robbery occurred.
"I called my kids to come pick me up: They
were waiting for me in the parking lot and wit-
nessed the whole thing and called 911," she said.
"My son's car is so tinted I don't think the robber
saw them sitting in the car right next to them."
Chambliss then headed north from the
See SUSPECT, page 9A


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Opinions differ regarding CRA grant application


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
AVON PARK A differ-
ence of opinion has emerged
out of the Community
Redevelopment Agencies serv-
ing the city of Avon Park.
Tom Macklin, former mayor,
raised concerns at the Southside
CRA meeting Thursday night.
At issue is a facade grant that
was approved by the Main
Street CRA at its Dec. 8 meet-
ing.
The problem Macklin said, is
that the work had been complet-
ed before the CRA had even
received the grant application.
He said this is counter to CRA
regulations.
"My personal opinion,
Macklin said in a telephone
interview, "is that as far as any
grant is concerned, it should be
on the front side of the process.
The application has to be filled
out, there have to be schematics
and plans and pictures and two
competitive bids, so the agency
can discuss the project and
make an informed decision.
Otherwise, it isn't a grant, it's a
reward."


For his part, David Cornell,
who chairs the Main Street
CRA, agrees in principle with
Macklin, but said, "It's a gray
area, I'm not going to assume
anything. There are all kinds of
do's and don't.
"There are two sheets the
applicant fills out and hands in
for acceptance. Near the bottom
of page one," Cornell said, "the
application states that 'work
should not commence before
application, approval'. It says
should, not shall or must. And
on page two there are three
reminders to applicants that the
board reserves the right to
accept or reject any application.
"So in my opinion, the board
is not bound to accept or reject
any particular application."
He went on to say the project
in question, at Bill Owens Used
Cars, had been under way for
some time, and had cost far
more than the. grant would
return that is restricted to a
cap of $2,000
"I"'ve been going by (the site)
every day," Cornell said, "and I
know he has put a lot into it. It's
not a scam."


Complicating the situation
was a grant application that was
presented to the Southside CRA
Thursday night.
The Mount Zion CME
Church recently had to have its
roof replaced. The church's pas-
tor, Alfreda Jackson, appeared
before the board with an appli-
cation for a grant. It was for the
new roof, however, which work
has been completed..
CRA member Delores
Blackman raised the issue of
the conflict of the work being
finished before the application
was made.
It was at this point that
Macklin, who was in the audi-
ence, rose to underline the diffi-
culty. He stated that approval
might leave the board open to
criminal prosecution.
It would also make it difficult
for the board to reject other
grants, improperly submined, in
the future.
For that reason. the church's
roof application was tabled
until research could be done to
determine how much discretion,
the CRA board actually has.


Community Redevelopment Agencies


funnel money back into the 'hood


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Niums-Sun
AVON PARK Community Redevelopment
Agencies are public organizations with appointed
commissioners who serve set terms of office.
According to the TampaGov Web site. these
local entities were created in 1969 by the Florida
Legislature, which followed the example of sev-
eral other states.
The city of Avon Park has three: Main Street,
Airport, and Southside. Each is funded separate-
ly.
CRAs are designed to help municipalities or
counties funnel extra resources into areas strug-
gling with urban blight. In fact, to establish a
CRLA, a community must demonstrate the need
for redevelopment.
The agencies are funded through Tax
Increment Financing, a method that has been
used by many states since the late '40s and early
"50s.
This type of financing gives back to munici-
palities or counties 95 percent of the difference
between the ad valorem tax on the bhghted prop-
erty, and the tax increase that would arise from
the increased value of the property following
redevelopment.
CRAs may use the funds in a variety of differ-


ent ways. From underwriting a community rede-
velopment plan, to acquiring real property, to
developing affordable housing and community
policing innovations, the agency serves as a cata-
lyst for change in a neighborhood.
For example, the Southside' CRA, with the
help of city staff, has landscaped the triangle,
turning it from an eyesore into a pocket park
called Veteran's Garden. It is being lit for
Christmas.
Facade grants are one of the primary ways
CRAs may funnel money directly to property
owners, who may apply for money to help offset
the cost of repairing, or upgrading buildings. The
stipends are small. 50 percent of the cost of the
work. up to a cap of $2.000.
As the name suggests. facade grants pay for
work done on the outside of a building, which
must be in the CRA's area.
The owner must apply for the grant, and have
it approved, before starting work. There are stip-
ulations and some restrictions.
C.B. Shirey. city manager,- reported to the
Southside CRA Thursday, it had $40,000 to carry
over into the new year. Added to the funds for
2007. the Southside CRA will have $143,442.85
to put to work come January.
For more details on Southside CRA, call 452-
4405: or Main Street CRA. call 452-5135.


Santa makes special visit


Town calls meeting to discuss


police department's future


S. -.... KATR- SI.IMMONS Nu-S.rn
Fred Wild Elementary School students cheer infd ave to SOnta as he approaches the school
Friday morning riding on the Alan Jay Aulomoitive Net o Cl\fiistmas Iloal. Santa. Man Jay"
Wildstein and crew made a few passes and then visitedd each classroom and handed out nearly
800 gifts to students. The Alan Jay Automotiv e Network has given gifts to students at the Sebring
school for more than fie years and Principal Harvey Wilder said, 'It's wonderful to see the kids
eyes light up; they always look forward to Alan Jay coming to the school.'"




SpringLake told to follow law


Judge denies

motion to

dissolve

injunction

By KEVIN J. SHUT
NMwsua-Su
SEBRING In a nine-point
order. 10th Circuit Judge Ellen
S. Masters denied SpringLake's
motion to modify or dissolve
the permanent injunction that
limits its ability to shed water.
SpringLake Improvement
District operates under an
injunction that limits it to a sin-
gle pump per day, running it for
no more than 15 minutes at a
time with at least 45 minutes off
between cycles.
Total pumping cannot exceed
90 minutes in a 24-hour period.
SpringLake has a South
Florida Water Management
District permit for its four-
pump station situated on the
eastern edge of its property.
On the other side of the pump
is Sandra Tyrrell's 38 acres of
low-laying land, on which she
lives and operates a commercial
stable for trail riding and other
outdoor pursuits.
"(SpringLake) should act in
the future to avoid harm to
SpringLake residents and to


comply with the orders of the
court," Master said in her Dec.
8 order, a week after the hear-
ing. "This court has pre\ iously
determined that despite her low
property, (Tyrrell's) neighbors
do not have the legal right to
add more water and to do so is,
indeed, a trespass."
At least once since the
injunction took effect.
SpringLake violated the pump-
ing restriction (which has been
called "injunction pumping")
and had to pay damages to
Tyrrell.
Masters said the district did-
n't provide evidence to show
how engineering solutions or
pump schedule changes would
change the flow of water onto
Tyrrell's property if the injunc-
tion was dissolved.
SpringLake called four wit-
nesses during the hearing.
Among them were Highlands
County Administrator Carl
Cool and Sheriff Susan Benton.
"The testimony of the sheriff
suggests the injunction has
afforded relief to Ms. Tyrrell,"
Master said in the ruling, coun-
tering SpringLake's argument
that the injunction has not. "Ms.
Tyrrell argues that the injunc-
tion affords her the relief
intended in that she is not dam-
aged by the water that nature
puts upon her property. She suf-


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fers harm and, damage when
ithe district) adds its w after "
The judge also pointed to
SpringLake testimony that
showed how the district was
ably to the remove floodwaters
that resulted during Tropical
Depression Ernesto without-
putting the w after onto Tyrrell's
land. :
"As demonstrated by the tes-
timony of the Highlands
County administrator,
(SpringLake) does have a
potential remedy that will avoid
harm to residents of
SpringLake and Ms. Tyrrell,"
she said.


News-Sun,
LAKE PLACID The
future of the Lake Placid Police
Department will be the focus of
a Jan. 9 special public meeting
called by Mayor Tom Katsanis.
In a press release issued late
Friday, Katsanis said the pur-
pose of the meeting is to "con-
sider the law enforcement needs
of the town of Lake Placid,
whether to maintain a local
police department or solely rely
upon the office of the sheriff for
our law enforcement services."
The subject first came up
during last week's regularly
scheduled council meeting.
Katsanis' and Town Attorney
'4Bert.lrlir is4 brought the-sub-
ject up for discussion, seeming-
1l catching council members
off guard.
In: Friday's press release,
Katsanis labeled the different
reasons why this issue has come
up. Those reasons and his
explanations are as follows:
"Police officers and staff.,
At the outset, let me make clear
that this is not a review of the
Lake Placid Police Department.
Our town police officers have
provided wonderful service. We
appreciate their work and dedi-
cation. Should the town make
any change in law enforcement,
we will make every effort to
treat our officers fairly. Sheriff
(Susan) Benton tells us that she
has current vacancies and is
willing to hire any qualified
officer or staff of the Lake
Placid Police Department. The


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officers hired would be given
credit according to their years'
experience in law enforcement,
which would allow them to
maintain equal or better pay.
The town Would transfer to the
sheriff (or pa) to the officer.i all
accrued sick and vacation pay
so that there would be no loss to
the respective officers. Both
agencies are in the Florida
Retirement System so there
would be no retirement issues.
There will be no lapse in health
insurance coverage."
"County property tax. The
Highlands County property tax
of 8.5 mills is levied upon all
land in the county. including
*land within ,the.lown -of .Lake
Placid. Tha! tax funds the sher-
iff's office. Therefore, to\ n
property owners pay for and
receive county law enforcement
services at the same rate as
property owners outside of the
town."
"Sheriff's office. The town
currently receives the same
level of law enforcement pro-
tection from the sheriff's office
as does the unincorporated
areas around the town such as:
Lake Blue Estates, Sun 'n Lake,
or Placid Lakes. The sheriff's-
office maintains a staffed sub-
station in the town of Lake


Placid and will continue to do
so. The town would receive th
same patrols as do the citizens
an) where in Highlands
County."
Town property tax. In
addition to paying the county
real property tax of 8.5 mills,
the town property owners also
pay town property tax of 5.0
mills. The town's property) tax
is budgeted to raise about
$982,000."
"'Ton police department.
The town police department
budget is currently $902,000.
The town could reduce property
tax by most of that amount
should the town rely upon .the
sheriff's office.for-law enforce-
_1 nof _e.towi-'s -
code enforcement would con-
tinue."
S,"Town tax saving. The
town could reasonably be
expected to reduce property tax
from 5 mills to 1 mill or less by
relying upon the sheriff's office
for law enforcement services.
Town tax on a commercial
property valued at $300.000
would be reduced from a tax of
$1,500 to less than $300 per
year."
The meeting is set for 5:30
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Town
Hall.


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OBITUARIES


Courtesy photo
Larry Overfield (left), chaplain of the Heartland Riders Association, presents a $1,000 check on behalf of
the association to Gene Fernsler, treasurer of the Sebring Ministerial Association.



Motorcyclists help out



ministerial association


News-Sun
SEBRING Providing day
care for the children of motor-
cyclists participating in the
recent Run to the Heartland was
a service, but it was a service
that paid off last week.
Larry Overfield, chaplain of
the Heartland Riders
Association, presented a check
for $1,000, on behalf of HRA,
to Gene Fernsler treasurer of
the Sebring Ministerial
Association.
The members of the Sebring
Ministerial Association, which
meets the second Wednesday of
every month, is made up of


churches and ministries in
Highlands County. They sup-
plied a recreation and day care
center for the children of bikers
who attended the third annual
Run to the Heartland.
The location for this service
was donated by First
Presbyterian Church of
Sebring, 319 Poinsettia Ave.,
and was staffed by volunteers
from that church as well as
Faith Lutheran Church at 2740
Lakeview Drive and Calvary
Church, 1825 Hammock Road.
Overfield is also a member of
the Sebring Ministerial
Association, representing LJ


Ministries Inc., a local ministry
focused on motors clcist in
Florida.
HRA has expressed its wish
for this service to be offered at
the fourth annual Run to the
Heartland in 2007.
"We hope the local min-
istries, like Youth for Christ.
and Child Evangelism Fellow-
ship, as well as the churches
mentioned above will be back
to support this worthwhile serv-
ice. The board and members
wish to express their heartfelt
thanks to all involved,"
Overfield said.


SFCC Lake Placid Center
offers exercise .... ..las ..classes


offers exercise classes


LAKE PLACID South
Florida Community College's
Lake Placid Center is offering a
variety of exercise classes in
January.
Cardio-Fitness consists of
aerobic and floor exercises. The
class is from 8-9 a.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
Pilates and Stretch Combo
consists of a 30-minute pilates
workout, and 30 minutes of
stretching and exercises. The
class is from 9-10 a.m, Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
Interval Training targets ton-
ing and flexible fitness. Class
consists of a 20-minute aerobic
workout, a 20-minute step
workout, and a 20-minute
weight training workout. Class
is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday.
Muscle Movement and
Pilates consists of a 30-minute
muscle movement workout, and
a 30-minute Pilates workout.
Class is from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday.
These classes offer a high


intensity, low-impact aerobic
workout with a cardiovascular
workout at a controlled level.
All classes include the use of
body bars, resistance bands,
hand weights, balls, heavy
hoops, and mats. Classes are
taught by certified instructor,
Kathy Rouse.
The registration fee for a
four-week morning session is
$24. The registration fee for a
four-week afternoon session is.
$30. Class is from Jan. 2
through Jan. 31. ..
Tai Chi is a high intensity
strengthening and stretching
exercise that has been used by
the Chinese for hundreds of
years. It is designed to strength-
en the body and improve flexi-
bility and balance. The class is
from 8-9 a.m. and 9-10 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays, Jan. 9
through March 1. The class is
taught by instructor Karin
Grunden, and the registration
fee is $32.
Conversational Spanish I
teaches the basics of Spanish.
The class is from 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 9 through Feb.


26. The registration fee $60.
Sign Language I teaches
basic vocabulary skills to
beginning students. The class is
from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 9 through Feb. 26. The reg-
istration fee is $45.
Clogging classes will be
from Jan. 8 through Feb. 26.
Beginning Clogging meets
from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday
and' Intermediate Clogging
meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Monday. The registration fee
is $26.25.
ABC's of Investing is a four-
week class that covers stocks,
bonds, mutual funds, and annu-
ities. The class meets from 4-
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18
through Feb. 8. The registration'
fee is$22.50.
Registration begins at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 2. For more infor-
mation on community educa-
tion classes offered at the
SFCC's Lake Placid Center,
call ext. 7080 at 465-3003 or
465-5300. SFCC will be closed
for winter break, Dec. 16
through Jan. 1.


Katherine Ford
Katherine Pauline Ford, 80,
of Lake Placid, died Thursday,
Dec. 14, 2006, in Lake Placid.
Born in Fort Myers, she had
been a resident of Lake Placid
since 2005, coming from
LaBelle.
She was a homemaker and a
Baptist.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Ray; son, Robert Rider of
Fort Pierce; daughters, Karol
Knorr and Janice Gibbs, both of
Fort Myers; brother, Thurman
O'Bannon of LaBelle; sister,
Myrna Holland of LaBelle; five
grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at
2 p.m. Tuesday in Ortona
Cemetery in Ortona, with the
Rev. Dennis Edgar officiating.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Sebring.

Martha Foster
Martha M. Foster, 75, of
Sebring, died Wednesday, Dec.
13, 2006, in Sebring.
Born in Shelman, Ga., she
had been a resident of Sebring
since 1941, coming from
Shelman.
She was a citrus processor in
the agriculture industry. She
was a member of Trinity
Worship Center in Sebring.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Annie D. Smith of Fort
Myers, Marie Daniels, Barbara
J. Williams and Debbie
Lambert, all. of Sebring and
Melanie Brooks of Americus,
Ga.; sons, Dooglas Williams
and Oscar Willams. both of
Trenton, N.J.; 31 grandchil-
dren; and 27 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation will be from 5-7'
p.m. Friday at Stephenson-


Nelson Funeral Home in
Sebring. A funeral service will
be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the
funeral home chapel, with elder
Robert Jones officiating.
Interment will be in Pinecrest
Cemetery in Sebring, immedi-
ately following the service.

Samuel McKissock
Samuel Morey McKissock,
85, a winter resident of Sebring,
died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, in
Sebring.
Born in Pittsburgh, he had
been a winter resident of
Sebring since 1976.
He retired from Northwest
Rural Electric Cooperative as a
maintenance supervisor. He
was a member of the Covenant
Masonic Lodge 473 in
Cambridge Springs, Pa., the
Zem Zem Temple Shrine, Erie
Consistory and the Erie Shrine
Club. He was also a charter
member of the Cambridge
Springs Sportsman Club.
Survivors include his wife,
Ellen; son, Lt. Gen. (retired)
Gary of Hubert, N.C., Richard
of Point Reyes Station, Calif.,
Scott and Mark, both of
Cambridge Springs. Pa.; sister,
Lois Martz of Pittsburgh; step-
sons, Dr. John .Hood of
Fairview, Pa., Gary Hood of
Indiana, Pa. and Brian Hood of
. Cambridge Springs. Pa.; step-
daughters, Karen Cattell of Port
Matilda, Pa. and Patricia
Brubaker of LaSalle, Ontario,
Canada; six grandchildren: 10
great-grandchildren; and 20
stepgrandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2-4
p.m. Tuesday: at Van Matre
Fdiil\ Funeral Home: Inc. in
Cambridge Sprins. Pa. and
from 7-9 p.m., \\ith Masonic
services at 8:30 p.m. A funeral
service will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home.


Interment will' be in Carmel
Freeman Cemetery in
Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Good Shepherd
Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.
Local arrangements are
being handled by Dowden
Funeral Home, Sebring.

William Weaver.
William D.
Weaver, 78, of Avon
Park, died Thursday,
Dec. 14, 2006, in
Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Bornin Valdosta, Ga:, he had
been a resident of Avon Park
since 1981, coming from
Melbourne.
He was retired from the
United States Air Force. He
served in World War II and
Vietnam. He was a member of
the Air Force Sergeant's
Association. He served in the
Melbourne Police Force. He
was a former member of the
River Greens Golf Course,
Avon Park. He was a Nazarene.
Survivors include his daugh-
ters, Gail Weaver of
Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Tracy
Pierson of Melbourne; sons,
Lonnie Weaver of
Murfreesboro, Tenn., Morris
Weaver of Woodbury, Tenn.,
Randy Cyree and David Cyree,
both of Smyrna, Tenn.; sister,
Sarah Matthews of Avon Park;
S14 grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren..
Visitation will be from 1-2
p.m. Tuesday ,.at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home in Avon
Park. A funeral service \\ ill fol-
low at 2 p.m., at. the funeral
home, with the Rev. Ken Geren
otticiatln. Interment will fol-
low in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens in Avon Park.


Boil order in effect in Tomoka Heights


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Utility Water System customers
in the Tomoka Heights subdivi-
sion on Brentwood Drive South
and Indigo Drive experienced
an emergency water shut-down
on Saturday morning to repair a
broken six-inch water main.
As a precaution, the Placid
Utilities Water Department
advises those affected by this
shut down that all water used
for drinking, cooking or brush-
ing teeth be brought to a rolling
boil for one minute. This
includes ice machines, soda


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First-grade teacher Ginger Shingle reads the story 'Frosty the Snowman' on Friday to get her students
in the Christmas spirit. Shingle recently became a national board certified teacher on her first attempt, a
feat only 35 percent of first-time applicants achieve.


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By TREY CHRISTY
News-Sun
SEBRING Sun 'N Lake
Elementary School has shown
homegrown success with the
national board certification of
its first teacher.
Although the process is more
geared towards skilled teachers
proving their success rather
than teaching them how to be
better at their job, the certifica-
tion process is multifaceted and
arduous to complete.
It can take up to three years
for some, while first-grade
teacher Ginger Shingle attained
her certification in just one.
"I registered last October,
started planning, and was done
taking the final part in June,"
Shingle said. "Normally results
come out right before Thanks-
giving, but it took three more
weeks to find out."
This was a very anxious time
for Shingle, as if waiting since
June wasn't bad enough
already.


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South 'Florida Community
College will be closed for the
traditional winter break through
Monday, Jan 1.
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Highlands Campus, however,
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of collecting information for
the portfolio has ended in the
findings of one study show ing
that NBCTs appeared to lose
ground during and immediately'
after the certification process.
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conducted by D. Harris and T.
Sass of Florida State
University, found that NBCTs
showed strong performance in
practice-related areas such as
student assignments and quallt
of planning practices.
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effects on other teachers and
their student achievement
gains.
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out the results after a substantial
waiting period sa s it all
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screen (on the computer and
some of the klds .; ere in the
room and I screamed." Shingle
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test and I passed."
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By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
SEBRING Legal counsel
might have prevented some
issues raised during an audit of
the Highlands County Library
System, the Clerk of Courts
office suggested.
The management section of
the report lists 12 findings,
eight of which allegedly, either
directly or indirectly, violated
the interlocal agreement that
created the Heartland Library
Cooperative and its governing
body in 1996.
A revised interlocal agree-
ment which must be
approved by Highlands,
DeSotp, Hardee and
Okeechobee county commis-
sioners is on Tuesdav's
action agenda.
Commissioner Barbara
Stewart pulled a previous draft
of the agreement from
Tuesday's consent agenda.
forcing discussion that briefly
mentioned the audit.
After realizing that the
wrong agreement was signed
by county attorney Ross
MacBeth, the board tabled the
issue, putting it on the follow-
ing week's agenda.
"It's not that big a deal to do
it,".Bob Jamison, director of
business services for the clerk,
said Wednesday during a dis-
cussion about amending the
interlocal agreement to allow
new members or account for
changes that have occurred dur-
ing the co-op's 10-year exis-
tence.
The first finding in the man-
agement section asserts that the
cooperative's board sought des-
ignation as a special district,
added two non-county libraries
as members and added an ex-
Sofficio board member all
- without approval from the four
member counties.
Jamison said the, issue isn't
the merit of adding members or
becoming a special district.
"The positive and negative
consequences were not
addressed-in the audit," he said.
"There's a proper protocol in
place. All of that seems to have
been bypassed."
Quarterly expenditure
reports are a part of that proto-
col, as specified in the Fiscal
Responsibility paragraph of the
cooperative's interlocal agree-
ment.
The agreement said each co-
op board member and each
member county is to receive the
report and "the administrator
shall furnish a written quarterly
(or more often) report to each
Heartland Library Cooperative
board member, and to each
member county regarding the
use and expenditure of funds
under the control of the (coop-
erative) and the progress in car-
rying out the long range plan."
"We searched the Highlands
County commissioners' board
minutes for that," auditor
Heather Woods said. explaining
they found no ev idence of such
reports from the co-op to the
commissioners.
She said those minutes are
available online at
http://hcbcc.net/, the board's
Web site. Click on "Read the
minutes."
Commission chairman C.
Guy Maxcy is the liaison to the
county library and the library
cooperative.
Responding to this finding,
County Administrator Carl
Cool said those reports are pro-
vided to the member counties'
liaison.
"Each county commissioner


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Cathy Erhard, of Avon Park, looks over a selection of books for sale
at the Friends of the Library used bookstore inside the Avon Park
Public Library, Friday. 'I'm always looking for bargains,' she said.
'I love books.' An audit of the library system said the Friends' two
used bookstores (the other is in Lake Placid) are operating illegally
because the county didn't issue a request for proposals for the space
and doesn't have the commission's formal approval.
may then make copies of these
reports available to their fellow Additional findings
commissioners," Cool said' in Other management find-
his response to .the audit. "If ings included:
this is not an adequate method 0 the improper discharge
for dissemination of this infor- of authority in the grant
nation to the county comnus- process
sions, additional copies of the 'the auditors recom-
reports can be provided to all mending that cooperative
county commissioners in each and county library grants be
country. administered separately,
Commissioners Edgar mismanagement,
Stokes. Andre\w Jackson and waste of county and grant
Stewart said' they couldn't fuids,
recall whether, the quarterly, improper purchasing
reports % ere given to them idi- procedures,
vidually or collect ely during a inadequate insurance
board meeting. They noted that coverage,
each week they receive hun- N U misuse of county vehi-
dreds of pages of documents in cles and
their agenda packages, or in improper closure of
other county business, county libraries.
"I don't remember seeing
an) quarterly reports." Ste%%art
said, explaining that she tries to Most notably, the finding
read everything presented to said the interlocal agreement
her. doesn't have a lawyer's signa-
Commissioner Don Bates ture.
Wasn't contacted because he Jamison's office recom-
hasn't been on the board long mended retalnins council inde-
enough to have received a pendent of anm of the member
financial report. counties.
Malxcy said that. for the past Their suggesuon in Finding
14 years, it has not been the No. 13. which addresses the
practice of the commission Friends of the Librar"'s used
board's liaisons to'eive finan- bookstores operating at the
cial reports of their, espectuve Aon Park and Lake Placid
boards. '. ' -,libranes. is to seek legal coun-
*'Any reporung that l tP l'-T-egarding the merits of-'


posed to do, it's my opinion that
staff is supposed to help me,"
Maxcy said'Friday, explaining
that it's Mary Myers' responsi-
bility to make those reports to
the county.
' Myers is the director of the
Highlands Count\ Library
System and series as coordina-
tor for the Heartland Library
Cooperativ\e. ,,. -
Stew\art agreed w\ith Mal\c\
that the reporting responsibility
isn't his. -
The interlocal agreement
refers to Myers' role as co-op
coordinator as the organiza-
tion's "single administrative.
head," confirming Maxcy's
assertion that she is responsible
for submitting financial reports
to the member counties.
Responding to a News-Sun
public records request made
mid-afternoon Friday, assistant
administrator Rick Helms said
the documents weren't avail-
able in his office and library
personnel %weren't available to
retrieve:the documents at 4:20
p.m.
The county will try with the
library Monday. he said '
"The first thing an attorney
would have said is 'That's not
what your local agreement
said,"' Jamison said when
asked if Finding No. 14 lack
of legal counsel had any-
thing to do with the number of
findings.
Senior auditor Mary Wilson
and Woods nodded heads in
agreement.
Jamison said that, in his dis-
cussions with county attorney
.Ross MacBeth, MacBeth con-
firmed .providing some legal
help early in the cooperative's
formation.


securing a lease agreement that
lists terms and conditions of
use.
No such -document exists,
and the clerk's office said the
county's. bid process was not
used.
"Why can't Books-A-
Million ask for a corner of the
library ?" Jamison asked rhetor-
icall\. explaining that the
librarN opens itself up to other
interested endorses seeking the
same consideration.
Because the count\ didn't
advertise the ,use of public
spaces,' it doesn't know who
would've been willing to pay a
specified level of rent or how
much that entity would have
been willing to give back to the
county.
Theoretically, another, non-
profit may have outbid Friends
for the privilege, and may have
returned more money to the
library.'
Having a lease and formal
agreement by the board would
also protect Friends, a non-
profit organization, Wilson
said, explaining that such con-
tracts specify responsibilities
and duties of the parties
involved.
"We're not saying don't do
it," Jamison said. "It all just
needs to be above board."


Special to the News-Sun
The Veterans' Disability
Benefits Commission is con-
ducting a special survey of dis-
abled veterans and a separate
survey of survivors between
now and April. The purpose of
these surveys is to ensure that a
nationally representative sam-
ple of both groups is given the
opportunity to share their views
and experiences with the com-
mission and with Congress.
The surveys are being con-
ducted by telephone interviews
by ORC Macro, an independent
research company that conducts
surveys for the government and
the private sector. Participants
are contacted first in writing,
followed by a phone call to
either conduct the survey or
arrange a more convenient time


to talk. In some instances par-
ticipants may simply receive a
phone call.
The survey's questions con-
cern the individual's health sta-
tus, life satisfaction, health
care, and employment. Parti-
cipation is voluntary. Volun-
teers cannot be accepted for the
survey because the commission
must assure accurate represen-
tation of all disabled veterans
and survivors. Persons who are
randomly contacted and asked
to participate are encouraged to
do so.
The purpose of the survey is
to enlighten researches on the.
effects of service-connected
disability in the lives of \eter-
ans and survivors. The commis-
sion will 'use the survey results'


to develop its report and recom-
mendations to Congress about
benefits for service-disabled
veterans and survivors. The
final report from the commis-
sion will be available after
.October 2007.
The Veterans' Disability,
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established in the National
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2004 with specific require-
ments about its membership
and charter. The purpose of the
commission is to carry out a
study of the benefits under the
laws of the United States that
.are provided to compensate and
assist veterans and the sur-
vivors, for disabilities and
deaths attributable to military
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Blood type 0
and 0 negative
in demand
SEBRING Florida's
Blood Centers Highlands
County is issuing a critical
appeal for all donors having
type O and 0 negative blood
to give.
Due to high demand and
extremely low donations,
there is a big need. A rash of
emergencies, surgeries, and
the lack of donors prior to the
holiday season are straining
the blood supply. While the
immediate need is for these
specific blood types, the criti-
cal appeal extends to all eligi-
ble donors and all blood types.
Anyone who is eligible to
donate blood is urged to con-
tact Florida's Blood Centers
as soon as possible. Check out
eligibility questions on the
Web site at www.floridas
bloodcenters.org.
Visit the local branch 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; and 11 a.m. to 7
p.m. Thursday. To set up a
mobile unit or to find out the
current site locations, 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 transfusion.
Cancer patients are in daily
need of treatment, bur vic-
tims use plasma, trauma vic-
tims need red blood transfu-
sions, and routine surgeries
depend on the gift of a volun-
teer donor. Donors can be as
youngg as 16 and there is no
upper age limit.

VFW hosts
several events
SEBRING The veteranss
of Foreign \\ars Post 4300
\\Ill host the follow ing events
this ~eek:
Todj\ Karaoke \%ill be
from 5-8 p.m
Monday The post
meeting \ill be at 7 p.m.
Tuesday\ The Ladies
Au\ilarN \ ill be serving,
wings from 5:30-7 p.m.. ith
li\e music from 5-8 p.m.


Wednesday The
monthly birthday party and
covered dish will be from 5-7
p.m., with live music from 5-8
p.m.
Thursday Hamburgers
will be served from 11:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Friday Hamburgers
will be served from 11:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m. The Men's Auxiliary
will be serving pizza from 5-7
p.m., with live music from 6-9
p.m.
Saturday Live music
will be from 6-9 p.m.

Band performs
at Sebring club
SEBRING The
Bluegrass Travelers Band will
perform at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ae.. at 2 p.m.
today .
The cost is $1 at the door
and a free \\ dl offering will be
collected for the band.

Moose makes
plans for week
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Moose will have these
events this week in the lodge
for members and qualified
guests:
Today Breakfast will
be served from 8:30-11 a.m.
Pavilion opens at noon. Roast
beef dinner will be served at 4
p.m. Karaoke by Gary will be
from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Spaghetti
dinner will be served from 5-7
p.m. Karaoke by Connie will
be at 4 p.m.
Thursday Burgers,
jumbo hot dogs and fries will
be served at 6 p.m. Music by
Frank Bach will be from 5:30-


9:30 p.m. .. -
Friday Wihgs, burgers:
and fish will be served at 6
p.m. Music by BobKat will be
from 7-11 p.m.
Saturday Pavilion
opens at noon. Steak by the
ounce will be served at 6 p.m.
Music by Bud Followell will
be from 7-11 p.m.

Festive day
being planned
LAKE PLACID The
Forty & Eight invites all to
join for a festive day Monday.
Continental breakfast will
be served at 7 a.m. at the
American Legion Post 25:
Charter bus leaves at .7:30
a.m. sharp. Cost is $25 per
person includes breakfast, sit
down buffet lunch, live enter-
tainment, plus $.10 in cash and
access to all casino games.
Participants must be 21 to
enter the casino.
Call Herb Wilson at,699-
0532 for information and ,
reservations on first-come
basis.

Blood mobile
heads to Lake
Placid area
LAKE PLACID The
blood mobile will be at Lake:
Placid Health Care on Tomoka
Boulevard from 10:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. Monday.
It will then travel to First
Presbyterian Church on Oak
Street and be there from 3-
6:30 p.m.
All donors will receive by
mail a $10 Darden gift card.
All blood types are needed
especially O negative and 0
positive,
For details or to schedule a
blood drive, call 382-4499.
There is a great need for O
negative and O positive blood
types, but all types are wel-
come. All donors\ ill receive
by mail a S10 Darden gift


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Elks hosting
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LAKE PLACID The
Ladies of the Elks are hosting
their card party/luncheon from
12-4 p.m. Wednesday at the
Lake Placid Elks Lodge on
State Road 621-E.
A donation of $4 per person
is requested. Prizes will be
given. For more information,
call the lodge at 465-2661.

AARP Driver
Safety Program
being offered
SEBRING --AARP Driver
.Safety Program \% ill be
Offered at the following loca-
tion during December and
January:
4 Dec. 20-21 First
Presb tenran Church fellow-
ship hall, 319 Poinsettia Ave.,
near downtown Sebring, from
12:30-4:30 p.m. For details,
call Jack Felde at 471-0557.
S.Jan. 3-4 First
Presbyterian Church fellow-
ship hall, from 12:30-4:30
p.m. For details, call Arlyn
Fisher at 314-0401.


Jan. 24-25 First
Presbyterian Church fellow-
ship hall, from 12:30-4:30
p.m. For details, call Joyce
Uebelhart at 471-6122.
Jan. 16-17 Co-spon-
sored by Avon Lakes Property
Owners Association in its
clubhouse off Lake Olivia
from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Call
Roland Lee at 452-1855 for
details.
Jan. 22-23 Co-spon-
sored by Lake Placid Elks
Lodge in its clubhouse, 200
County Road 621, Lake
Placid, from 9 a.m. to 1. p.m.
For details, call J.P. Plunkett
at 465-4475.
The cost of the course is
$10 payable to AARP at time
of registration. Any licensed
driver is eligible to take the
course. Those older than 55
\ ho qualify. may receive a
discount on their auto insur-
ance.

VFW plans
casino trip
AVON PARK- The .
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
9853 is hosting a Christmas
getaway to Pearl River Resort
and Casino.
The group leaves Monday,
Christmas Day for four days
and three nights. Reservations
need to be made now. Only
limited places left. Cost is
$185 per person double occu-
pancy, includes room, three
buffets and $10 cash.
Call Rita.Dawson for reser-
vations at 452-5647.


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A merry Habitat Christmas


Courtesy photo
Lowe's recently gave Christmas trees, a stand and lights each to five Habitat For Humanity fami-
lies. For most, this will be their first real Christmas tree. Habitat homeowners Larry and Jessican
Butler (from left) pick up their tree from Lowe's nursery workers Wes Jerome and Lance Miller.


AUDIT
Continued from 1A
the council.
Commissioner Don Bates,
who replaced Bullard and
assumed his collateral duties
until they're reassigned, wasn't
at Wednesday's meeting.
He learned of O'Neill's res-
ignation when the News-Sun
contacted him for comment
Friday.
Rimer missed the meeting
also but was there last month.
He too learned of the audit's
findings when called for com-
ment.
"The only time I saw her was
at the board meetings," Rimer
said of O'Neill.
Highlands County
Commissioner Barbara Stewart
said Patricia Steed, the planning
council's executive director, is
"very capable."
Stewart was returning a call
about an unrelated library audit
when she learned of the finan-
cial findings of the Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council's audit.
"It'll be interesting to see


how she handles this," Stewart
said, noting that the council
accepted O'Neill's resignation
rather than asking her to wait
out a criminal investigation or
the audit.
Carlson said the audit is con-
ducted annually by NCT
Group.
NCT Group audits the Clerk
of Courts internal auditors on
an annual basis, a process that
takes six months.


"I'd rather be proactive with
the media than have somebody
think we're trying to hide some-
thing," Carlson said, when
asked why he issued a press
release.
The Lakeland Ledger had a
reporter at the open meeting,
but that person stepped out to
interview a Department of
Transportation official when
the board discussed the audit
and accepted O'Neill's resigna-
tion, Carlson noted.


SURRENDER
Continued from 1A
helmets and were outfitted with
12-gauge shotguns, AR-15
rifles and their issued .40-cal-
iber Glock pistols.
Bailey also carried flash-
bang grenades, smoke and tear
gas canisters.
"Diversionary devices is
what we call them," Bailey
said.


After being briefed and
receiving their marching orders,
the team loaded up in the
armored vehicle and slowly
rolled toward the house, where
they retrieved Walker and
Weed.
An ambulance and a county
animal control officer were at
the sheriff's command post
about a 1/4 mile from Thomas'
home.
Benton said Walker was
transported by a sheriff's sport-


utility vehicle to keep the
ambulance nearby.
Venus residents, about a half-
dozen, watched from a short
distance as the events unfolded.
They said, but didn't want
their names printed, that Carter
was known to use "jail talk"
and had a violent demeanor.
Detectives Robert Gunthorp'
and John Barcinas were the
negotiators responsible for
Carter's surrender.


SUSPECT
Continued from 1A
McDonald's and perpetrated
"the same crime in the parking
lot of the CVS/ pharmacy.
"My understanding is that a
victim was cut by the suspect,"
Highlands :County Sheriff
Susan Benton said.
Chambliss was tracked down
to the Circle K at the intersec-


tion of U.S. 27 and State Road
70.
"Officers came in guns
drawn and one checked the
bathroom and yelled at him to
get on the floor," Circle K
employee Dan McCaffrey said.
"There were a lot of customers
inside so I told them to get out
of the store.",
Two other suspects were
apprehended, later determined
toq-have-noaino enme n in -the
crimes.


Chambliss will be charged
with two counts of armed rob-
bery.
Lake Placid Police
Department is investigating the
McDonald's robbery. The
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office is assisting the town
police department by investi-
gating the CVS/pharmacy rob-'
bery.
Chambliss was taken intci
custody without incident., ,


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TOFFIN9 IT

WITH TUFFLEY

Christopher Tuffley


Strength needed

for wrapping

Gift wrapping is not for
sissies.
This is just one of the facts
that caught me by surprise the
other evening, after a day
when I had spent the late
morning and earl\ afternoon
gift w. rapping items at Bealls
in Lakeshore Mall.
At the time I was working.
it didn't seem like I \\as
expending a hole lotof ener-
gy, or exercising muscles
True, i: was verN bus.. So
much so that I stayed an hour
longer than I had planned At
one point there were five of us
\ rapping, and one of us \ as
the store's general manager.
Kathleen Trussell.
But e'en in that rush. I did-
n't get the sense that I \~as
going to feel anything later.
Then came the evening and
I sat down to rest. It was when
I went to stand up I realized
just ho\\ much I had put rn
bod. through that da\.
NM feet hurt so much I hob-
bled \ hen I tried to w alk. my
back ached, and of all things.
m\ forearms were actuallN
sore.
Thinking about it though. I
shouldn't have been surprised.
For nearlI four hours I had
been bent o\er a table, manip-
ulating objects, some hea'v
and aw kward.
The act of folding paper.
See WRAPPING, page 13A


Gift wrapper


Big business in making things pretty


Holiday season keeps
gift wrappers hopping
SBy CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
SEBRING Bealls Inc., which
comprises Bealls Department and'
Bealls Outlet stores, is native to
Florida.
According to the company 's Web
site. it was founded in Bradenton in
1915, during World War I.
.The company sells apparel, footwear,
gifts and house\ areas.
Founder Robert NM. Beall Sr. was 22
at the time. He called his business the
Dollar Limit because nothing cost more
than a dollar.
With the inflation that followed the
' var. prices went up. and Beall changed
the name of his store to the V Ifi\ei
Dollar Limit. The business did well.
'and he moted to a larger location. still
in Bradenton.
In 1940. Beall's son E.R.. joined the
business. In 11146 the\ changed the
business name to Bealls and began a
period of expansion.
In 1956. a second store opened in
Bradenton and a third in Venice in
1961.
B\ 190. \\ hen Beall's grandson.
Robert Beall II. took o'er the presiden-
co of the company the chain had grow n
to $38 million in annual sales.
The Bealls Outlet chain of stores %was
created in 1987. While a par of the
Bealls constellation. the\ are separate
from the department stores. Credit cards
are interchangeable: gift cards are not.
Oerstocked merchandise from the
department stores do not go directly to
the outlet stores. Instead the\ go to the
regional Bealls clearance stores
The outlet portion of the chain no%\
has more than 450 stores in 14 states.
The department stores are onl\ in
Florida. Georgia and Arizona.
Kathleen Trussell has been managing
the Sebring Bealls Department Store in


CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE'i N., :. un
Linda McIntire. who has been wrapping for two weeks. looked like a long lime pro Thursda3 morning as a continuous stream of
shoppers waiting palienll, more or less. for their packages. While the numbers were not carel'ull tracked that da at least 46 peo-
ple were waited on in a four hour period. Man. of those customers had more than one gift to %rap. One woman had 10.


Lakeshore Mall since Sept. 10) of this
sear. She is a veteran ith the company.
having managed other locations.
She said customer service is the most
important aspect of retail work.
That is one reason the store offers
free gift \\rapping throughout the Near.
The onlN requirement is that the item be
bought at the store.
Gift wrapping, according the
Hallmark CompanN Web site. has been
around since the intention of paper
That would be in about 105 A.D. in
China. The first paper mill didn't start
production in Europe until 1085, but it
\wasn't until the intention of %wallpaper.
in 1509. that the first forerunners of gift


wrap became popular in the -\est.
B% the early 2(th centre most gifts
were simply Nwrapped in plain brown
paper or tissue. It \asn't until after
World War I that gift paper, as \ e know\
it. began to become popular.
Now Hallmark alone produces more
than 1.000 different patterns of paper.
more than 200 ribbon colors and 35
bo\ colors.
By the beginning of the 21st century .
the industry as a \ hole had grown to
more than $2.7 billion in sales.
Gift boxes and printed bags are no\\
the most popular w\ay to present pres-
ent,. They make up 31 percent of \rap-
ping sales. Rolled paper is 26 percent


and flat paper 10 percent. Ribbons and
bot s combine for 11 percent, and tissue
paper accounts for 12 percent of total
sales.
At Bealls gift \rapping is considered
an entrm letel position. Gift \ rappers
often double as stock clerks, or work
the customer ser ice desk.
Bealls w ill be open all \eek and
Christmnas Eve. TodaN the store will be
open from 9 a.m. to S p.m.
It \\ill be open from S a.m. to 11 p.m.
the rest of the week. and from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. on Sunday. Dec. 24.
It \ill be closed Christmas Da\.
Fot more information, call 471-1444


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around the sides of something
else, in other words, takes
effort, concentration and mus-
cle.
Which leads me to the other
big surprise I discovered:
Wrapping presents is consid-
ered by many to be woman's
work.
I'd never considered gift
wrapping to be a gender asso-
ciated activity, like fixing cars
or baking cakes.
Growing up, I'd watched my
dad work side by side with my
mother getting ready for
Christmas Day.
So when not one, but at least
three women commented on
what a wonderful, unusual
thing it was to see a man wrap-
ping gifts I was caught off
guard.
In an effort to check out this
theory I conducted a highly
unscientific poll when I got
back to the newsroom.
It revealed a more even-
handed view, with about a
50/50 split.in opinion on the
subject. While many of the
men here do not enjoy gift
wrapping only wrapping the
gifts for their wives and/or girl-
friends -.just as many others
look forward to the task.
The most interesting aspect
was the passion created by the
subject. I discovered that men
either really, really liked to gift
wrap, or they really, really
loathed and detested it there
was no middle ground.
For example, "The closest I


get to gift wrapping, is a Wal-
Mart bag," Robert Klix, one of
our graphic artists said.
But our new circulation
director, Rick Fair replied, "It
gives me a chance to be cre-
ative, and when it all comes
together, you step back and
say, 'man, that looks great.'"
Which is how I think about
it.
After all, gift wrapping can
be challenging. Especially the
odd shaped gift, like something
round, or bubble packed with
odd angles. It is not easy to do.
Take seemingly simple
square packages. They are sur-
prisingly difficult to measure
correctly. Remember, wrapping
is a three dimensional task. It
takes skill. Getting enough
paper to cover a square object
in one direction, is no guaran-
tee that there will be enough
paper to cover it in the other
direction.
The difficulty only serves to
heighten the successes, howev-
er. There are great rewards in a
well wrapped gift.
A plain pair of tube socks,
for example, in a brightly
wrapped package complete
with a bow, will get oohs and
ahhs until it's opened.
The hardest step in the wrap-
ping process is getting the right
amount of paper to begin with.
Well, it's an easy step if you
don't care about waste and are
willing to cut off and throw
away what you don't need. But
wrapping paper, as most people
know, runs into money, so it's
really foolish and expensive to
just cut without care. For a
professional, wasted paper is


sign of abject failure.
I wish I could pass on some
sure fire tips on wrapping
paper management, but there
are none. Experience appears
to be the best teacher. The only
advise I got was to gently roll
the paper around the object
without creasing it, and just
judge it by eye in a trial and
error method.
In one instance, I misjudged
by a fair amount and had a gap
of almost half an inch. In that
case, I took a strip of left over,
matching paper, and patched it
in:
A couple of fine tuning tips
- folding over the leading
edge of the wrapping paper
hides any scissors marks, and
taping one end of the paper to
the object as you start to wrap
helps later in the process by
keeping the paper tight.
I had a hard time keeping up
while working with Dee Evans,
who has been wrapping gifts at
Bealls for 16 years, and Linda
McIntyre, Carol Ruccio, Janet
Ohmer and Miriam Ziegler,-
who started out wrapping gifts,
and is now a customer service
representative who wraps gifts
in a pinch. This group of fun-
loving women can pull and tear
off sheets of paper just the
right size, first time, every
time, and their fingers fairly
flew as we worked.
Put it this way, I heard a lot
more clenched teeth, near pro-
fanities escaping my mouth,
than I heard from theirs.
But that was no surprise.

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is increasingly important.
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working with the Marine Toys
For Tots Foundation to bring
the pleasure of reading to area
children this holiday season.
Eldridge Carpet One, along
with other Carpet One Floor &
Home retailers nationwide, will
donate books and toys to chil-
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through Toys For Tots.
Eldridge Carpet One has also
volunteered to serve as a toy
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nity.
Through Carpet One Floor &
Home's Toys For Tots program,
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children, who otherwise may
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own a book or discover how
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dren who read often generally
do better in their other subjects,
like math, geography, science
and music. Similarly, those who
fall behind their classmates at
an early age, generally stay
behind.
"We are thrilled to be able to
work with Toys For Tots this
holiday season," Michael Carr,
of Eldridge Carpet One, said.
"It's a wonderful organization
that we're happy to support by
volunteering our store as a toy
drop-off location and making a
donation of our own. I really


encourage everyone to make a
donation if you are able to. It
will truly make a difference for
a child in our community."
This year Eldridge Carpet
One will donate Disney
Keepsake books with stories
and activities featuring popular
Disney characters.
Carpet One Floor & Home's
support of children's literacy
programs has helped bring
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deserving children over the past
10 years. Last year, Carpet One
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communities by donating thou-
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through Toys For Tots.
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DEED TRANSFERS


June 8
James D. Jestes to Marilyn
Miller, PT L26 Cindy's Groves
Sub Unit 4, $40,000.
McKenzie & Cook
Investments to Teresa Tamea
Sutton, PT Sec 2-38-30/Others,
$375,000.
Jimmie Fuller to Scott
Maitland Waldon, PT L4 BIk 84
4th Add Town of Sebring,
$67,000.
Avon Park Estates Corp. to
Jesus Marzo Fernandez, PT
L11 BIk 24 Avon Park
Est./Other, $71,000.
Avon Park Estates Corp. to
Jesus Marzo Fernandez, PT L5
BIk 39 Avon Park Est. II/Other,
$63,500.
Raymond L. Gibbs to Shirley
Ann Haralson, L13 BIk 2 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 4, $87,500.
Keith Carter to Steve Pomfret,
L32 Replat Tract A Hawk's
Landing, $208,000.
Robert L. Houck to Sunbelt
Homes Inc., L11 BIk 58 Sebring
Country Est. Sec 3, $213,000.
Jonathan E. Street to Jane L.
Greagrey, L1/2 BIk 16
Second Resub of Hoffman's
Grove, $92,000.
William Davoren to Gerald M.
Lewis, Unit 602 Lake Shore
Tower Two Condo, $95,000.
Wildwood Sanitarium Inc. to
James R. Davidson, L10836-
10840 Avon Parks Lakes Unit
33, $105,000.
Saul H. Valdes to James B.
Peschl, L21/22 BIk 2 Avon Park
Lakes Unit L Red Hill Add,
$118,000.
William J. Montgomery to
Cora Stepp, PT L6 Cindy's
Groves Sub Unit 1, $199,900.
Eugene A. Hinman to Lester
*J. Usner, L211 West Sebring
Est. Sec B, $157,000.
Gregory S. Karlson to Richard
Karlson, L13 BIk A Lake.
Jackson Blvd. Sub, $149,500.
Power Point Investments to
William Seibert Jr., L28-31 BIk
197 Leisure Lakes Sec 3,
$140,000.

June 9
Sergio Rebollo Jr. to Alicia
Company, L36 Replat PT BIk 109
Sun 'N Lake Sebring Unit 8,
$7,000.,
Mesut Ince to .Peter Alfred
- Sorgel, L5 BIk 261 Placid Lakes
Sec 20, $25,000.
Jorge Gonzalez to Genevieve
Pfeiffer, L17 BIk 214 Leisure
Lakes Sec 14, $23,400.
N.A. Chowdhury to G C E
.Investments, L8728 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 27, $6,800.
N.A. Chowdhury to G C E
Investments, L8727-Avon Park
Lakes Unit 27, $6,800.
N.A. Chowdhury to G C E
Investments, L8726 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 27, $6,800.
N.A. Chowdhury to G C E
Investments, L8667 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 27, $6,800.
N.A. Chowdhury to G C E
Investments, L8668 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 27, $6,800.
N.A. Chowdhury to G C E
Investments, L8669 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 27, $6,800.
William' Carroll to Manuel
Arce, L6423-6425 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 20, $17,000.
N.A. Chowdhury to Bigbyz
Investment Corp., L9432 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 29, $12,800.
N.A. Chowdhury to Bigbyz
Investment Corp., L9433 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 29, $12,800.
N.A. Chowdhury to Bigbyz
Investment Corp., L9434 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 29, $12,800.
N.A. Chowdhury to Bigbyz
Investment Corp., L9435 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 29, $12,800.
N.A. Chowdhury to Bigbyz
Investment Corp., L9436 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 29, $12,800.
Graciela Vizcaya to Martha C.
Herrera, L14 BIk A Spring Lake
Village IV, $28,300
Joseph Richard to J.R.
Raniszewski, L33 BIk 68 Placid
Lakes Sec 8, $32,000.
River Rain Investments Inc. to
Bernadette Franklin, L28 BIk 7
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 3,
$45,000..
Frank Odierno to Sebring
Estates Inc., L35/36 Oak Leafe
Sub, $39,600.
Rainbow Printing Inc. to
James Schultz, L9-12 BIk 22
Avon Park Lakes Red Hill


Farms Add Unit J, $15,000.
* MWM Insurance & Financial
Services Inc. to Deco Realty, L7
BIk A Spring Lake'Sec 1,
$39,900.
* Marcial Mendez to Jesus
Vega, L10 BIk 5 Sun 'N Lakes
Est., $5,000.
* Kurt Leies to C F D
Incorporated, L48 Blk 304 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 14,
$3,000.
* Robert B. Ball to Siegrun G.


Leies, L48 BIk 304 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 14, $18,500.
* David B. Kew to Joan A.
Beiner, L3 BIk 301 Lake Sebring
Sub, $282,500.
* Eliseo Perez to Howard
Builders Inc., L713 Sebring
Ridge Sec C, $290,000.
* Danny J. Pelfrey to Joseph C.
Vanschyndel, L14 BIk 64 Town
of Avon Park, $50,000.
* Abdulla Saib to River Rain
Investments Inc., L28 Blk 7
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 3,
$55,000.
* Edelweiss Howard to Howard
Builders Inc., L362 Sebring
Ridge Sec A, $65,000.
* Ventura Phillips to Wanda B.
Coates, L13 Tropic Homes Sub,
$89,900,
* Ahmad Al Mistarihi to Team
Home Buyers Inc., L57/74
Highlands Homes Sub,
$91,100.
* Charles F. Donahue to Jerry
Martin, L419 Villages of
Highlands Ridge Phase IV,
$249,900.
* O M Management Service to
Jaswinder Khara, PT L3
Medical Hill Sub, $750,000 .
* Henry Tazevell Waller to
Joseph R. Levocz, L26 Lake
Josephine Shores, $225,000.
* Rafael Lozada Jr. to Howard
Builders Inc., L12 BIk 10
Sebring Ridge. Sec G,
$200,000.
* Robert D. Foutty to Bill
Warner, Unit 34 Waterway Patio
Homes, $183,500.
* Carl. Schukraft to Karen S.
Waldron, L8/9 BIk 14 Highlands
Park Est. Sec R, $185,000.
* Joseph P. Rand to Joseph
Earl Binder,, L10 Lake Damon
Villas South Phase 4, $189,900.
* Janet D. Lipe to Neva R.
South, L37 BIk 22 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 2, $155,000.
* Maria DeCesare to Serguei
Nikonov, L20 BIk B Lake June
Pointe Phase 3, $145,000.
* Jesus A. Santiago to Gregory
D. Young, L10159/10160 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 31, $139,900.

June 12
. Juan Antonio Laureano
Rosario to Jose A. Robles
Sanchez, L13 BIk 167 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 16, $2,000.
i Charles Glenn Luzod to Joylia |
Jackson, L16 BIk 7 Sqbring Hills
South, $23,000.
* Robert A. Ruggiero to
National Recreational
Properties, L38 BIk 27 SUn'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2,
$36,000.
S. Sunbelt Homes Inc. to
Rodney C. Lucas, L12 BIk 79
Placid Lakes Sec 7 Replat,
$30,000.
* Luis Barrios to Banyan Land
Title Corp., L7 BIk 204 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 18, $16,500.
* Dennis Arbona to Gloria V.
Cruz, L29 BIk 168 Sun 'N Lakes
Est. Sec 16, $8,000..


* James Zempel to Nancy A.
Bain, L41 BIk 21 Lake Haven
Est. Sec 2, $30,000.
* Christopher E. Roberts to
Javier Fungairino, L8/9 Blk 92
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 7,
$12,000.
* Duncan G. Fowler to
Highlands County T & G Land
Co., L38 Blk 146 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 10, $3,000.
* Linda Peppaceno to R J S
Investment Properties of Polk
Co. Inc., L14 South Bear
Pointe/Easement, $460,000.
* Jesus Marzo Fernandez to
Deborah Correia, PT L12 Blk 29
Avon Park Est. II, $50,000.
* Nathan D. Brewer to Stanford
Thompson, L6/7 BIk 31/12
Placid Lakes Sec 2, $47,500.
N M W M Insurance & Financial
Services Inc. to Team Home
Buyers Inc., Parcel 101
Highlands Homes Sub,
$46,800.
* Leslie H. Cochran to Wendy
R. Ottati, L34 BIk 10 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 8, $60,000.
* Stella Ethridge to Kris M.
Capes, L11 BIk 216 Placid
Lakes Sec 11, $225,000.
* Daisy Bareno to Sunbelt
Homes Inc., L3 BIk 39 Sebring
Country Est. Sec 2, $210,000.
* Noster R. Villamor to Michael
T. Bevis, L25 BIk 232 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 19, $210,000.
* Frank W. Kruppa to Peter
Kachler, L23 BIk 24 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 12, $219,000.
* Joan Paneque to Sunbelt
Homes Inc., L4 BIk 39 Sebring
Country Est. Sec 2, $212,000.
* Maomi Carnahan to Kris M.
Capes, L7 BIk 63 Placid Lakes
Sec 19, $229,900.
* Martha Ramos to Richard
Lopez, L19 BIk 64 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 15, $233,000.
* Robert Creenan to Merrill
Lynch Trust Co., L17 BIk 257
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 20,
$249,900.
* Jorge Castillo to Lorida
Ranches Development, PT Sec
24-34-30/Easement, $228,000.
* James M. Fuller to Edward J.
Buss, L23 BIk O Sun 'N Lakes
Est. Sec 4, $95,000.
* Jordancorp to Debra
Huffman, L4-6 BIk 1 McClelland
Add Town of Lake Stearns,
$100,000. nde
* Charles Andrew Lowrance
Trust to Jeremiah W. Willis, L3
Sebring Shores Dev. Sec 3,
$125,000.
* Robert L. Koontz to Mary
Marie Blue, Unit 501 Lakeshore
Tower I Condo/Other, $125,000.
* Paul Mathias to J E E
Investments Inc., L21-24 BIk 67
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 7,
$130,000.
* James Canals to Ricardo
Sanchez, L14 BIk 144 Placid
Lakes Sec 11, $135,000.
M George M. Atkinson to Lyle
W. Halvorsen, L9 PT L8 Blk 117
Lakewood Terraces, $151,000.


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June 13
* Harlene S. Cramer to Arnold
F. Moore Jr., L2072-2676 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 7, $5,300.
* Victor Rodriguez to Luis
Barrios, L17 BIk 7 Highlands
Park Est. Sec H, $32,000.
* Luis Barrios to Hector E.
Sorrentini, L37 BIk 89 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 8, $16,000.
* United Realty Management
Inc. to Debra Thomas, L5/6 Blk
63 Avon Park Lakes Red Hill
Farms Add Unit A, $31,000.
* Raynier Rodriguez to Y M &
Associates, L1 BIk 167 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 16, $25,000.
* Efrain Lopez Jr. to Gloria A.
Rodriguez, L16 BIk 3 Sebring
Hills South Unit 4, $20,000.
* Robert C. Mielke to Diana
Flenard, L10 BIk 16 Sylvan
Shores Est. Sec B, $40,000.
* Southern Homesites Inc. to
Ruth Calderon Cardona, L9 Blk
100 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit.8, $6,000.
* Jose L. Ojeda Lugo to Avon
Park Estates Corp., PT L4 BIk
24 Avon Park Est., $24,900.
* Luis Martinez to Avon Park
Estates Corp., L5/6 BIk 51 Oak
Ridge Sub .Sec B, $30,000.
* Juan A. Rosario-Martinez to
Avon Park Estates Corp., PT L1
BIk 30 Avon Park Est., $16.900.
* Simon E. Zamora to Lake
Placid Development Corp. Inc.,
L12 BIk 97 Placid Lakes Sec 14,
$7,900.
* Krishna Rampersad to Lake
Placid Development Corp. Inc.,
L9 BIk 2-1 Placid Lakes Sec 19,
$17,900.
U Danzil Fagan to Lake Placid
Development Corp. Inc., L1 BIk
241 Placid Lakes Sec. 20,
$13 900.
.* Marie C: Andre to Rarde Day,
L17 BIk W Spring Lake Village
Ill, $45,000.
* Carlos J. Jauregui to Paul H.
Levine, L21 BIk 19 Leisure
Lakes Sec 1, $27,000.
* Jill E. Pemberton to Catherine
M. Rogers, L6 BIk 500 Sebring
Manor, $15,000.
* :Florida' Real Estate
Investments to Vera Ann
Bidgdod, L23 BIk 197 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit
11/Others, $4,500.
* Aida'Torres De Rivera to C F
D Incorporated, L17 -BIk 368
Unit 14 Sun 'N Lake .Est:
Sebring, $1,200.
* Gerardo Sierra Basurto to
Highlands County Title &
Guaranty Land Co., L18 BIk 154
Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
10, $2,600.
* Landvestors to Gerardo
Sierra Basurto, L18 BIk 154 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$5.000


* Landvestors to Edward R.
Hrycyk, L5 BIk 442 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 20, $2,000.
* lan D. Williams to Xela
Investors, L1 BIk 105 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 8,
$24,800.
* Leonie T. Samuels to Orville
L. Coonley, L70 Prairie Oaks
Phase 1 Addition, $283,000.
* Christopher M. Clark to Lynda
Paul, L3 BIk 1 Lake June In
Winter Sub, $375,000.
M Melvin E. Davis to Betty E.
Monsey, L19-21 BIk F Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 3, $385,000.
* Edward C. Guary Jr. to Harold
G. Opdyke, L16 BIk 258 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 20, $475,000.
* Cullen Z. Walker to Mary Lou .
Seymour Collins, L8/9 BIk 1
Crestview Shores, $485,500.
* Kimberly J. Santoro to Betty
.Wood, L16 BIk 62 Sebring
Country Est. Sec 3, $110,700.
i Breen Inc. to Humberto
Botero, L21 BIk 17 Highlands
Park Est. Sec U/Others,
$54,000,
* Nadine Hayles to Robert
Hennis, L16 BIk 61 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 5, $169,000.
* Bret L. Harness to Donald C.
Myers, L675 Sebring Ridge Sec
C, $153,000.

June 14
I Holly Lyn Anderson to Russell
L. Anderson, L40 BIk 348 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,
$38,000.
* Fassler Plumbing Inc. to J.T.
Manus, L3 PT L4 BIk 143
Kenilworth Heights Sub. $4.000.
* Michael G. Hale to Patrick L.
Hale, PT L5 BIk 438 Leisure
Lakes Sec 17, $8,000.
* Emilia T. Quingatuna to.
Expedia Group, L27 BIk 31
Sebring Hills South Unit 2,
$29,000.
i Banyan Land Title Corp. to
Helena O'Hara, L1/2 BIk 28
Avon Park Lakes Red Hill


Farms Add Unit D/Other,
$5,000.
* Alvaro Rodriguez to Anna
Morrison, L1 BIk 301 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 23, $17,000.
M Frank Di Giacomo to Rainbow
Printing Inc., L7 BIk 24 Sebring
Hills Unit 2, $25,000.
* Robert E. Cummins to Robert
E. Cummins, L69 Sec D Sebring
Ridge, $15,400.
* Mohammad Abbassi to
National Recreational
Properties, L24 BIk 349 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,
$29,400.
* Mohammad Abbassi to
National Recreational
Properties, L1 BIk 736 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 25R1,
$29,900.
M Sharon Tucker to Angela
Shay Smith, L10 BIk 183 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,
$42,000.
* Crystal Nursery Inc. to
Sharon Y. Greer, L6 BIk 16
PlacidLakes Sec 19, $20,000.
M Ernesto Juan Rodriguez to
Encarnacion Collazo, L25 BIk,
153 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 18,
$8,000.
M Luis Barrios to Edna M.
Stake, L8 BIk 94 Orange
Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 18/Other,
$20,000.
* Antonio M. Rojas' Jr. to Gloria
E. Scott, L5. BIk 9 Sebring Hills
South, $23,000.
M Antonio M. Rojas Jr. to Gloria
E. Scott. L4 BIk 32 Sebnng Hills
South Unit 2. $23,000.
* Francis A. Hendry II to Gary
M. Cobb, PT L141 Lakeside
Heights, $38,000.
* C H L Holdings Inc to Charlie
Wallace, L11/12 BIk 249 Leisure
Lakes Sec 14, $15,700.
* Oscar Barquin Gonzalez to
Highlands County Title &
Guaranly Land Co.. L72 BIk 288
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
14, $4.100.


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Breakfasts and lunches being
served in the Highlands County
School District for the upcom-
ing week of Dec. 18-22 include:

High schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday through Friday:
Cocoa Puffs cereal bar with oat-
meal, sausage biscuit with cin-
namon toast, egg o'muffin with
grits, breakfast chicken biscuit
with grits, cinnamon glazed
french toast with oatmeal,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted fruit juice, milk
variety, jelly, syrup.

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

Middle schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.


Monday through Friday:
Cocoa Puffs cereal bar with oat-
meal, string cheese, orange
juice, sausage gravy biscuit
with cinnamon toast, Cinnamon
Crunch cereal bar, apple juice,
fat free chocolate milk, break-
fast chicken biscuit with grits,
pop tart, chocolate bears, cinna-
mon glazed french toast with
oatmeal, Trix cereal bar, egg
o'muffin with grits, super
doughnut, cinnamon bears,
assorted cereals, milk variety.

Lunches
Monday through Friday:
Baked chicken, mashed pota-
toes and roll, buttered peas and
carrots, ham and cheese sub
value meal, nachos with ground
beef, taco topper, refried beans,
salsa, meatball sub value meal,
chicken nuggets with mashed
potatoes and dinner roll, ham
and cheese sub value meal,
Mama Sophia's pizza, tossed
salad, turkey and cheese sub
value meal, Manager choice,
popcorn chicken value meal,
chicken nuggets value meal,
chicken sandwich value meal,
milk variety, cheeseburger
value meal, chicken value meal,
chef salad value meal, 100 per-
cent vitamin C beverage,
assorted fresh fruits or baby
carrots, chicken Caesar salad


value meal.

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

Lunches
Monday through Friday:
Burger on a bun, potato puffs,
fruit or baby carrots, turkey
chef salad, tacos with toppers,
yellow rice, ham chef salad,
cherry gelatin, corn dog
nuggets, baked beans, sliced
turkey, mashed potatoes, dinner
rolls, green beans, apple.crisp,
manager choice, Uncrustable
with Goldfish, fresh fruits, baby
carrots, milk variety.


DIVORCES


Divorces filed at the Highlands
County Clerk of Courts during
the month of November, 2006
were as follows:
* Ruththena Hicks, petitioner
and Terry Jerome Hicks, Nov.
2, 2006.
* Charles Asbury, petitioner
and Nancy M. Asbury, Nov. 6,
2006.
* Merav Bailey, petitioner and
Timothy Bailey, Nov. 9, 2006.
M Gordon Barclay Cooke, peti-
tioner and Pauline Elizabeth
Cooke, Nov. 9, 2006.
* Tammy Flores, petitioner and
Fausto Flores, Nov. 9, 2006.
* Hunter Holton, petitioner and
Theresa Holton, Nov. 9, 2006.
* Evelyn Moro, petitioner and
Mulyanto Lim, Nov. 9, 2006.
* Victoria Nikole Mowry, peti-
tioner and Sergib Torres-
Espinoza, Nov. 9, 2006.
* Francisca Sanchez-Pagan,
petitioner and Julio Marquez,
Nov. 9, 2006.
* Noemi Magos-Ramirez, peti-


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Nov. 9, 2006.
* Marjorie Leann Rivera, peti-
tioner and Luis Roberto Rivera,
Nov. 9, 2006.
* Paul P. Saegebrecht, peti-
tioner and Linda Saegebrecht,
Nov. 9, 2006.
* Alan G. Toney, petitioner and
Annie M. Toney, Nov. 9, 2006.
.E Larry Allen Murray, petitioner
and Caryn Becker, Nov. 15,
2006.
* Overton Baker Pettit, peti-
tioner and Diedre Ann Vostrejs
Pettit, Nov. 21, 2006.
S.Larry B. Campbell, petitioner
and Lynna G. Campbell, Nov.
21,2006.
i Robert Goist, petitioner and
Barbara Jean Goist, Nov. 21,
2006.
* Kamaldai Sankar, petitioner
and Deo P. Sankar, Nov. 21,
2006.
* Joy Louise Parido, petitioner


and Michael Ray Parido, Nov.
22, 2006.
* Sheala Lynn Woods, peti-
tioner and William Woods, Nov.
22, 2006.
* Scott Robert Leconey, peti-
tioner and Amy Voigt Leconey,
Nov. 28, 2006.
* Janice Lynn Jestes, petition-
er and James David Jestes,
Nov. 29, 2006.
* Paula L. Rafaleowski, peti-
tioner and Michael J.
Rafaleowski, Nov. 29, 2006.
* Joedene Elizabeth Thayer,
petitioner and Robert Joseph
Thayer, Nov. 29, 2006.
* Debra A. Cloud, petitioner
and Jason W. Cloud, Nov. 30,
2006.
* Reyna A. Godinez, petitioner
and Joel Godinez Herrera, Nov.
30, 2006.
* Dawn Marie Hinkle, petition-
er and Kelly Ray Hinkle, Nov.
30, 2006.


Police

Highlands County reports


The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Wednesday,
Dec. 13:
* Mario David Martinez, 36,
of Austin, Texas, awaiting trial
for resisting officer, obstruc-
tion without violence; and
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* Lisa Marie Nickelson, 28, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for con-
tempt of court, violation of
injunction repeated or date
violation.
* Amalia Carmona Perez, 21,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
operating motor vehicle with-
out valid license.
* Alvarico Manuel Ramirez,
38, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for possession of cocaine;
and possession of narcotic
equipment and/or use.
* Keil Oliver Richey, 25, of
Avon Park, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor or community control
for petit theft.
* Melissa'April Savage, 28,
of Highland City, was charged
with probation violation, mis-
demeanor or community con-
trol for possession of para-
phernalia and possession of
cannabis.
* Michael David Shaffer, 23,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
motion to transport prisoner:
and aggravated battery, per-
son used a deadly weapon.
* Stephen James Skipper,
26, of Lake Placid, awaiting
trial for fleeing, eluding law
enforcement officer, lights and
sirens active; driving while
license suspended; first
offense; and probation viola-
tion, felony or community con-
trol for grand theft.
* Ernest Spencer Stephens,
59, of Avon Park, awaiting
trial for cruelty toward child,
abuse without great harm.
* Dale Allen Williams, 44, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
*aggravated battery, person
used deadly weapon.
* Wayne Keith Williams Jr., -


23, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for possession of marijuana,
more than 20 grams.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Thursday, Dec.
14:
* Davina Andrea Bellamy, 18,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
larceny or petit, first offense;
uttering-false instrument;
fraud, illegal use of credit
card, 2 fewer times six
months obtaining goods or
money, etc.; and forgery of,
altering public record, certifi-
cate, etc.
* Steve Deral Bowling, 52, of
Fort Lauderdale, awaiting trial
for failure to appear, failure to
pay fiie, Game Fish rules.
*- Charles Gregory Gotten,
25, of Orlando, was charged
with probation violation, mis-
demeanor or community con-
trol for refusal to submit to
-breath alcohol test..
* Ethan Roy Davis, 29, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* Lamont Samuel Douglas,,
18, of Sebring. awaiting trial '
.:for sex offense on victim 12-.
15 years of age.
* Jose Ferrandez, 52, of
Orlando; awaiting trial for
operating motor vehicle with-


out valid license.
. George Larry Fulton, Jr.,
41, of Miami, was charged
with probation violation, felony
or community control for pos-
session of cocaine.
* Jeffery Bryan Gaswint, 42,
of Winter Haven, awaiting trial
for possession of narcotic
equipment and/r use; distrib-
uting obscene material to
minor; distributing synthetic
narcotic, Schedule I and II;
and obscene communication,
using computer service to
seduce, solicit, etc. child.
* Gregory Edward Goodyear,
36, of Sebring, was charged
with probation violation, mis-
demeanor or community con-
trol for possession of
cannabis.
* Donald W. Johnson, 72, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.
* Larry Joe Noggle, 28, of
Naples, awaiting trial for pos-,
session of cocaine.
* William Boyd Reese, 26, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
battery, touch or strike,
domestic violence.
* William Mellon Summerlin:
49, of Frostproof, awaiting
Trial for fraud, false statement,
misrepresent, omit informa-
tion regarding work compen-
sation claim.
* Cassie Nicole Tomblin, 21,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
failure to appear for battery
on law enforcement officer;
and contemptfof court, coun-
ty.,


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Highlands County Commission Agenda
December 19, 2006


1. Meeting called to order
'2. Invocation and Pledge of
Allegiance
3. Announcements
No meeting notices were
received for Dec. 19 through
Jan. 1
In observance of the
Christmas holiday, county
offices will be closed Monday,
Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26
In observance of the New
Year's holiday, county offices
will be closed on Monday, Jan.
1
A. Arrival of Santa's helpers
4. Consent agenda
A. Request approval to pay
all duly authorized bills and
employee benefits Dec. 19
B. Request to Release a
Notice of Nuisance on CE
06020022, 200 Garrett Road,
Avon Park
C. Request to Release a
Notice of Nuisance on CE
04080127, 6221 Highlands St.,
Sebring
D. Request to Release a
Notice of Nuisance on CE
06050025, 6412 Hancock Rd.,
Sebring
E. Request approval of a
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Heather M. Franklin
F. Request approval of a con-
tract with Pam Karlson for
Special Magistrate
S G. Request approval and exe-
cution of an EMS Grant
Application and Resolution for
the purchase of a rescue vehicle
H. Request approval of
Consultant Service
Authorization Number 8680.28
to Chastain Skillman, Inc.,
Miscellaneous Engineering and
Surveying Services
I. Request consideration of
additional cost for the engineer-
ing design of the siding and the
relocation of the South Central
Florida Express, Inc., and CSX
Transportation Interchange;
Sebring Parkway Phase II,
Highlands County Project No.
01101
J. Request approval of
Resolutions & budget amend-
ments 06-07-54; 55; 57; 58
5. Public hearings
A. Public Hearing to consid-
'" er approval of an Ordinance to
- be known as the Highlands
County Proportionate Fair-
Share Ordinance Companion
and an Ordinance of the
Highlands County Board of
County Commissioners amend-
ing Section 12.02.103 of the
Code of Ordinances
B. Public Hearing to consider
a motion to adopt a Resolution
to. Vacate an Easement being
the South 10.00 feet of Lot 1,
Block 12, Placid Lakes, Section
2, less the Southwesterly 10.00
feet of Lot 1, Block 12, Placid
Lakes, Section 2, according to
the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 6, Page. 21, of the
Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida
C. Public Hearing to consider
a motion to adopt a Resolution
to Vacate an Easement being a
15 foot wide easement, lying
7.5 feet left and right of the fol-
lowing described centerline:
Being the Southeast corer of
Lot 7, Block 735, Sun 'N Lake
Estates of Sebring, Unit 25 RI,
A 1989 Replat of Unit 25, as
recorded in Plat Book 15, Page
41, also known as the Northeast
corer of Lot 8, Block 735, Sun
'N Lake Estates of Sebring,
Unit 25 RI, a 1989 Replat of
Unit 25, as recorded in Plat
Book 15, Page 41, according to
the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 15, Page 59, of the
Public Records of Highlands
County; Thence North
880054'10.4" West and along the
South line of Lot 7, for a dis-
tance of 115.00 feet to end of
description
D. Two zoning changes,
response to 06-2 ORC Report


and to amend Division 1
(Concurrency) of Article 13
(other Administrative
Procedures) of Chapter 12
(Land Development
Regulations) are on the Board
of County Commissioners'
Agenda for Dec. 19. The zon-
ing changes and the 06-2 ORC
Report were heard by the
Planning and Zoning
Commission and the Local
Planning Agency on Dec. 5.
Old business
A. Hearing 1862 Varela
Construction Corp. C/O Tri-
County Engineering Inc. -
Approximately 37.9 acres on
the East side of Tractor Road
just North of the Carva Hills
Subdivision, and abbreviated
legal as follows:
Approximately 37.89 acres
located in Sec. 10, Twp. 35S,
Rge. 29E, Highlands County,
Florida. Request: A zoning
change from AU (Agricultural)
to R-3 FUD (Multiple Dwelling
district with a Flexible. Unit
Development). Applicant
desires to construct a residential
development. .
B. Hearing 1889 Avon Park
Lake Estates, LCC. C/O Gary
Rosen Approximately 124
acres located on the' East shore
of Lake Pioneer North of Avon
Park and abbreviated legal as
follows: Approximately 124.31
acres located in Sec. 11, Twp.
33S, Rge. 28E, Highlands
County, Florida.
Request: A zoning change
from AU (Agricultural) to R-3
PD (Multiple D selling district
with a Planned Unit
Development). Applicant
desires to construct a residential
development.
Pubic hearing
Response to 06-2 "ORC
Report for the following
Hearings:
Hearing CPA-06-393LS -
Sebring Land -Limited
Partnership C/O Joe Dobosh -
C/O Clifford R. Rhoades -
Approximately 16.1 acres
located West of Mud Lake and
North of Altvater Road in
HighlatJ .Rjidge Subdivision,
and abbreviated legal as fol-
lows: Approximately 16.11
acres located in Sec. 33, Twp.
33S, Rge. 29E, Highlands
County, Florida. Requesting a
large scale plan amendment
from (Agricultural) to (Medium
Density Residential.)
Hearing CPA-06-394LS -
Varela Construction Corp. -
C/O Tri-County Engineering
Inc. Approximately 37.9
acres on the East side of Tractor
Road just North of the Carva
Hills Subdivision, and abbrevi-
ated legal as follows:


Approximately 37.89 acres
located in Sec. 10, Twp. 35S,.
Rge. 29E, Highlands County,
Florida.
Requesting a large scale plan
amendment from (Agriculture)
to (High Density Residential).
Hearing CPA-06-395LS -
Feit Management Corp. C/O
Rhon Ernest-Jones Consulting
Engineers Inc. -
Approximately 58 acres located
North of Lake Pythias on the
Polk County Line, and abbrevi-
ated legal as follows:
Approximately 58 acres located
in Sec. 2, Twp. 33S, Rge. 28E,
Highlands County, Florida.
Requesting a large scale plan
amendment from (Agriculture)
from (Medium Density
Residential).
Hearing CPA-06-397LS -
Bob Paul Inc. C/O Roger Dale
Polston Approximately 10
acres located Southeast of the
intersection of U.S. 27 and U.S.
98 on the West side of Twitty
Road, and abbreviated legal as
follows:- Approximately 10
acres located in Sec. 22, Twp.
35S, Rge. 29E,. Highlands
County, Florida. Requesting a
large scale plan amendment
from (Agriculture) to
(Commercial i.
Hearing CPA-06-399LS -
Kito Inc. C/O Great Fruit
Company, Inc.
Approximately 14.4 acres
located at the Northeast corer
of U.S. 27 and U.S. 98 just
South of the Old Trail To\\n
Industrial area, and abbreviated
legal as follows.
Approximately 14.38 acres
located.in Sec. 25, Twp. 35S,
Rge. 29E, Highlands County,.
Florida. Requesting a small
scale plan amendment from
(Agriculture) to (Commercial).
Hearing CPA-06-402LS -
Nat Granit (20 percent interest)
& Lakeview I.P., LLC (80 per-
cent) C/O Roger Dale Polston
Approximately 1.5 acres
located on the South shore on
Lake Anoka on Marble Avenue,
and abbreviated legal as fol-
lows: Approximately 1.58
acres located in Sec. 27, Twp.
33S, Rge. 28E, Highlands
County, Florida. Requesting a
large scale plan amendment
from (Medium Density
Residential) to (High Density
Residential).
Hearing CPA-06-403LS -
O.C. Farms Inc., a Florida cor-
poration, Adela Maria Tomeau,
Francisco Rodrigues, Roberto
Rodriguez and Jeffrey R.
Crawford C/O Rick Whidden
Approximately 148 acres
located on the South side of
DeSoto Road and a quarter mile
East of Highlands Avenue, and
abbreviated legal as. follows:
Approximately 147.69 acres
located in Sec. 4, Twp. 35S,
Rge. 29E, Highlands County,


Florida. Requesting a large
scale plan amendment from
(Agriculture) to (Medium
Density Residential).
Hearing CPA-06-378LS -
Sandy Ridge Groves, Inc. C/O
Amoldo R. Robelo and Roger
Dale Polston Approximately
40 acres located on the East
side of Tractor Road, North of
Highlands Oaks R.V. Resort,
and abbreviated legal as fol-
lows: Approximately 39.15
acres located in Sec. 15, Twp.
35S, Rge. 29E, Highlands
County, Florida. Requesting a
large scale plan amendment
from (Agriculture) to (High
Density Residential.)
6. Action
A. Human Services Director
and Assistant Human Services
Director: Discussion of Food
D i s t r i b u t i o n
Program/Commodities and
request approval of a
Consultant Services Agreement
with Chastain Skillman for
Human Services/Veteran
Services Building Expansion
B. Development Director:
Request approval of Interlocal
Agreements for implementation
of impact fees
C. Solid Waste Director:
Discussion of a County-owned
Asphalt Plant and request
approval of a Consultants
Agreement ith PBS&J to pro-
vide Engineering Services for a
proposed Asphalt Concrete
Plant
D. Board Attorney: Request
approval of the revised
Heartland Library Cooperative
Interlocal Agreement
E. County Administrator:
Presentation of the 10-Year
Capital Financial Schedule Plan
7. Citizens not on the agenda
8. Commissioners
A. Chairman Maxcy:
Discussion regarding Impact
Fees
9. Adjourn


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Keeping the Christmas

I was chatting with my friend ed for this column i'S LOOK ed ou
Tina today. Tina lives in Atlanta said that the tree Lfit bi
and is almost as crazy as I am. symbolically under
She mentioned that she'd gone points to Heaven, Laura Ware So
to a friend's house recently and and some people these
seen their "upside-down therefore consider H a n
Christmas tree." an upside down tree sacrile- Schlemmer, a proc
Their what? gious. I'm no slouch in the reli- artificial, trees,


Somewhere in all the holiday
cheer I appear to have missed
the latest decorating "thing."
Though according to the swift
research I've conducted, it's
really a resurgence of an old
decorating thing.
Like the tree, this column is
somewhat upside down. Let's
go back to the beginning.
Apparently there were
Europeans during the Middle
Ages who hung their fir trees
upside down. They did it in
order to represent the Trinity.
That more or less fell out of
favor and people put their
Christmas trees up the way
we're used to seeing them like
you find them in the woods,
right-side up.
The two Web sites I consult-


gion department, but I'd never
heard that a Christmas tree was
supposed to point to Heaven.
Silly me, I just figured the tree
was supposed to stand there and
get decorated and maybe not
shed too many needles onto my
rug.
The upside-down tree is
secured in one of three ways: a
bracket on the wall, hung from
the ceiling (think of a green
chandelier), or an extra sturdy
base. I saw a couple of pictures
of these trees, both with bases.
Both Web sites mentioned
advantages of an upside down
tree. It takes up less floor space,
for example. Ornaments don't
get lost in the foliage and can be
hung out of the reach of small
children. And. both sites point-


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a Christmas tree
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that you can me of being a strict "there's
ger. presents only one way to do a Christmas
uch a tree. tree" kind of person. However,
eone likes an upside-down tree does seem
trees, to surpass even my attraction
m a c h e r for the strange and unusual.
icer of these Besides, we already have our
apparently tree. It is standing right side up,
Stock. But like a good tree. Notice I did not
come cheap say it was decorated yet. One
were priced thing at a time. -
00. Ho, ho, So, while you might eventu-
ally see Han Solo and Captain
I Kirk on my tree this year, they
purist. ITrek will be safely right side up as
opposed to upside-down. If you
nents on my want me to be innovative in my
e some peo- decorating, you'll have to wait
ler sacrile- hv to
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last year. I knows? Maybe the thing will be
last year. I
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,d if we had Don't laugh. There were peo-
st ye, ple who once thought tie dye
could recall, was the height of fashion-.
give you an Could sidea)s Christmas trees
.r e was like be out of the question?


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Bigger is not

better here

Editor:
Historically, counties,
municipal governments and
school districts in Florida have
depended heavily on revenues
from the ad valorem tax
imposed on real propertN.
Those taxes are based on
property assessments per-
formed by county property
appraisers pursuant to Florida
Statute 193 and 196 and mill-
age rates established by local
governing bodies.
The system performed rela-
tively well when land values
were stable, with gradual
increases in assessed value.
over time (and occasionally,
gradual decreases).
This period of relative stabil-
ity changed dramatically) fol-
lowing the dot com stack mar-
ket crash in late 2000 and the
subsequent flow of capital into
residential and commercial real
estate markets by both domes-
tic and foreign investors.
The enormous.capital liquid-
ity resulting from the retreat
from technology investments,
led to large amounts of capital
invested in real property in
Florida and in other jurisdic-
tions. During this same time
period, significant amounts of
investment capital flowed from
South Florida into property in
rural counties such as
Highlands and Hardee coun-
ties.
The statutory assessment of
real property at so-called "just"
or market value became signif-
icantly unbalanced. As proper-
ty appraisers began to raise the
assessed values of property
based on "comparable sales"
and other factors, assessed val-
ues of properties went up in
enormous amounts, anywhere
from 20 to 80 percent in some
jurisdictions.
One dramatic way to cope
with this problem is to simply
divorce the ad valorem assess-
ment process from the flows of
liquidity in capital markets and
short-term, runaway inflation
in private real estate markets.
There is no good reason
county property appraisers
should jack residential and
other property values by 10, 15,
20 or 30 percent (or higher)
simply because of the impact of
private market sales. The ad
valorem tax structure was
never meant to emulate capital
markets. To allow it to follow
,the capital markets produces
the crisis we have today.
Accordingly, it is my recom-
mendation that the entire real
estate assessment ad valorem
tax provisions be substantially
re-written to provide that no
real estate property assessment
may be increased by more than
four percent from one year to
the next (nor decreased by
more than four percent in any
one year, if real estate values
decline). This simple change
will allow the real estate
assessment process to more
closely approximate true needs
in government growth and
allow for predictability in fore-
casting for government expen-
ditures, while preventing the


greater government budgets
(and expenditures) with little
accountability to voters. :
.Twenty, thirty and forty per-
cent increases in annual county
budgets result in expenditures
far greater than \would be nor-
mally anticipated and far high-
er than would be justified on
any reasonable cost of living
index or growth in government
services. Palm Beach County,
for example, is reported to have
created a 10 percent reserve
fund to warehouse these
increased tax revenues.
Bigger government is'not
better government. Bloated tax
revenues create bloated bureau-
cracies, which tend to become
self-perpetuating, with less citi-
zen accountability. Unlike pri-
vate businesses, local govern-
ments rarely down-size, once
expansion is over.
Warrick Furr
Avon Park

Editor's note: These are com-
ments made by the writer on
institutional/structural defi-
ciencies in the real estate ad
valorem tax assessment process
last week before the legislative
delegation. It was submitted to
the News-Sun as a letter to the
editor.

Judges decision

was tough one

Editor:
As one of the; new judges of
the Heartland Idol 2006, I
wanted to respond to some of
the criticism of our decision at
the winner of the 2006
Heartland Idol.
This is not the first time I


have judged a vocal competi-
tion. I have judged many in
Palm Beach, but it is the first I
have been asked to judge in
Highlands County since relo-
cating here last \ear. I can tell
you that the judges agonized
over each decision, we all took
our job seriously and always
tried to make sure we were
being fair and keeping to the
rules at all times. Unless you
are a judge, you cannot under-
stand how difficult it is to make
the hard decisions that will
affect the outcome of such an
event.
One thing I am sure we can
all agree on is that the talent
was quite amazing this year.
We knew that some people
would be disappointed that
their particular idol was not the
winner: That is the case in any
talent contest. Rebekah
(Loweke) is a wonderful talent,
and she will represent
Highlands County well at
upcoming events.
It is important to understand
that we have very strict rules
that must be followed so all of
our contestants are judged fair-
ly. All of the contestants are
given fair warning what they
will be judged on and it is up to
them to follow that criteria. Our
decision was predicated on
very, very small factors, and I
think it's important for every-
one to know that the scores of
each contestant were some-
times only one point away from
each other.
One person wrote to the
paper saying the judges should
be blindfolded, and in a sense
we already were. We had to be

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I mourn the voices that will be silenced writers'

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because offerr'
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enormous dislocations caused
by inflated property value
assessment process over the
last five years in Florida.
This change 'could also be
accompanied by a gradual:
phase-out of the Save Our
Homes Amendment and a pos-
sible rollback of non-home-
stead assessments of 10 percent
for the last full year (2006).
Those residential taxpayers
with homestead status' were
protected against dramatic
increases by the three percent
(or CPI) cap provided by the
Save Our Homes
Constitutional Amendment.
The minute, however, a proper-
ty was transferred, or if for
some other reason, property
appraisers were able to with-
draw the homestead exemp-
tion, property values dramati-
cally increased and, in some
cases almost doubled
overnight.
The huge increase in
assessed value of real property
in many counties over the last
three years has produced enor-
mous new sums of tax revenue
for local governments.
Although some counties have
cut millage rates, the net result
of this has been a tremendous
increase in funds available for
county government, with little
accountability since, until
recently, most people were
unaware of the cumulative
impact of the increase in
assessed value on residences.
This has now produced a
perceived "tax crisis," a study
commission and demands for
tax reform. The tremendous
increase in tax revenues, how-
ever, is also a threat to democ-
racy by allowing greater and


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LETTERS
Continued from 22A

blinded by all but the rules we were
given.
It was also mentioned that we could
have audience members judge, however
after taking that into consideration it
does not seem fair to a contestant with-
out a huge family or "fan" base to sup-
port them at the competition.
Another wrote to the paper that one of
our judges "insulted" one of our contest-
ants, that is ridiculous. Any comments
that were given were delivered respect-
fully and in the spirit of the competition.
As a vocal teacher, I work with students
every day and without constructive crit-
icism, I am not doing my job.
Personally, I judged the competition as I
would with any of my students, and I
know that the other judges did the same
with the experience they brought to the
table.
All of our contestants brought differ-
ent elements to the competition: vocal
ability, charisma, humor, excitement
and on and on. These are all the things
we had to take into consideration when
making our decision, trust me, it was
quite an undertaking to narrow it down
to someone who had'the entire package.
Every contestant had that "it" factor, We
just had to decide who was "it."
I can promise you all that we did our
best this year, will try to be fair and
equitable always and hope for your con-
tinued support next year.
Marni Frantz Drabik
Lake Placid

The writer was a judge for the 2006
Heartland Idol and is a vocal teacher.


Return of Christmas

is a nice gift

Editor:
This Christmas season this year has
been wonderful ... Strange, a year ago it
was almost a crime to even breath the


word Christmas and now in one year the
trend reversed itself and all over televi-
sion the advertising of Christmas was
again for all to see.
If this can be done in one year then
we have hopes for the future that Christ
will again be back into Christmas in our
schools, colleges, our stores, and in pub-
lic view.
It just takes the American to let them
know they are now in command and the
American Civil Liberties Union has got
nothing to do with forcing those to
believe in their way of thinking. How
(did) the Americans allowed such organ-
izations as the ACLU, with such a small
majority of believers, to control our
lives in trying to get Christ out of every-
thing in our lives, including Christmas?
For years there were no objections to
our celebrating Christmas and the birth
of Christ by any group in our population
until the ACLU decided to use our polit--
ical system to make it against our polit-
ical beliefs for individuals to decide for
them self ... Today it's called political
correctness.
It's now time that the political parties
give us our right to think for ourself and
not allow our lives to be guided by pol-
itics telling us that our individual rights
are to be the established rules for our
religious beliefs.
Away with political correctness, its
usefulness has run its course and
remember the Constitution says we are
to keep our religious and pur govern-
ment separate, but political correctness
took that freedom away from us to be
able to express our free will and politics
started telling us we have no religious
freedoms and. used television to try and
take those religious freedoms away.
Now that television through people's
buying power of their products changed
the rules of celebrating Christmas, that
same bus in po\ er can change the rules
of helping to put Christ back into
Christnias.
If we did not have capitalism, this
season of Christmas would not have
changed, and we should be alert that
their are those elected to: our govern-
ment that want to do awa\ witlh capital-
ism and if that happens.the only thing
we have left is communism ... that is


government control of all lives.
Eleanor Jeane Thomas
Sebring



Weekend of fun in

Lake Placid

Editor:
I would like to thank two groups who
invited me to their great "Holiday
Affairs." On Friday night, the Toby
Clown the Clown Foundation had an
appreciation dinner with lots of smiles,
love and laughter and for all of us who
were one ofToby's Clowns or "still are."
What a night, so many hugs and food,
unforgettable.
On Saturday night following their
"every Christmas" tradition by Brantley
Properties with "the night of the Lake
Placid Christmas parade," which includ-
eddecorations, many old friends and
food. I don't think any of us need to eat
again until next year.
My sincere appreciation to Dawn and
Bob Kurabiski, the wonderful Brantley
group and Toby's followers. We will all
remember what he started in Lake
Placid. The parade was spectacular and
the weather was cooperative, just cold
enough to remind us it is December.
Many thanks again. I am so happy to
be living in Lake Placid where I have
found so many friends. God bless and
Merry Christmas and healthy New Year
to all.
Gerrie Matchus
.. Lake Placid

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What's up with impact fees?


It seems there are a
lot of questions about GUEST
impact fees in
Highlands County. Corine E
What exactly are they
anyway and who has to
pay them? In an effort to answer
these and other commonly asked
questions about impact fees, I have
done some research and hope that
the following will clarify this issue
for you.
Impact fees have become a major
part of local government infrastruc-
ture financing over the past 25
years. In addition, impact fees have
done more to. change our approach
to paying for public facilities than
any other single financing tech-
nique.
There are many different types of
'impact fees. These fees first
appeared on the American scene in
the 1950s and 1960s as capital
recovery fees for the funding of
water and wastewater facilities.
With the decline of federal and state
grants to local governments and the
ascension of the anti-tax revolution
in the late 1970s, their use was
expanded to several non-utility
facilities, such as roads, parks and
schools. It was not until the 1980s,
however, that impact fees began
being universally used for a broader
array of municipal facilities, such as
fire; police and libraries. (James B.
Duncan, Fellow of the American
Institute of Certified Planners)
Listed below are some of the
most commonly asked questions in
Highlands County regarding impact
fees. I plan to bring more questions
and answers to you for the next two
weeks. I hope these questions and
answers will assist you in under-
standing this complex subject.
1. Who pays impact fees?
New construction pass impact
fees.
2. How do impact fees ditfer from
taxes?
Aif impact fee is not a tax. A tax


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requires no proof of
OLUMN benefit and applies to
everyone. An impact
Burgess fee requires both proof
of benefit and need,
applies to new develop-
ment, and is regulatory in nature.
The requirement of an impact fee is
similar to meeting platting, site plan
or zoning requirements.
3. What facilities can impact fees
be used for?
Impact fees must be spent on
facilities for which the fees are col-
lected. These capital facilities
include roads, fire stations, jails,
parks, school facilities, emergency
medical facilities, law enforcement,
and libraries. This includes land
purchase (for schools, roads,
Emergency Medical Services sta-
tions, fire stations, jails), expansion
of capital equipment (such as vehi-
cles, EMS equipment, communica-
tions for law enforcement), expan-
sion or new buildings (including
furniture, fixture, and equipment)
and roadway capacity expansion,
including right-of-way, design, and
construction.
4. Will the adoption of impact
fees either stop job growth or hurt
the local economy. ?
No. Studies show that the local
economy will not be hurt and that
impact fees help local economies by
sustaining job growth by ensuring
that adequate in\estnent is made in
the local infrastructure.
These are four of the most com-
monly asked questions about impact
fees. Ne\t week I will cover time-
lines and more in depth information
about the what specific types of
structures are subject to these fees. I
hope this information has helped
you to understand what's up with
impact fees.

Corine E. Burgess is the public
ili,,atit 'in officer for the
Highlands Coiirn' Board Of County
Coniniissionelts ,ldmniiistriaion.


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Comuiy aena


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.

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 Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome; For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers@earthlink.net. '
* Corvette Cruisers meets at
7:30 p.m. first and third ':
Monday at the Dairy Queen in
front of The Home Depol
Sebring. For details, call Ed


Robson at 655-2092.
Garden Club of Sebring
meets noon, Sebring Civic
Center. Call 385-2044 or 382-
2063 for details.
Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first
and third Monday at Sebring
Civic Center from December
through April. There will be
alternating mainstream and
plus dancing with rounds.
Casual dress or square dance
attire is acceptable. For more
information, call Sam Dunn at
382-6792 or e-mail him at
samdunn @samdunn.net.
Highlands County
Amateur Radio Club meets
at 7:30 p.m. third Monday; in
conference room 3 at the
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, Sebring. For details,
call Don Roberts at 402-0554
or Darrell Koranda at 471-
0226.
Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H labora-
tory, Sebring. For details, call
402-6540.
Highlands Delta Chorale
rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring
Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St.,.Sebring (September
through May). No auditions are
required to join and all ages
are.welcome. For details or to
book a concert, call Cheryl
Cometta at 699-2663.
Highlands Senior Center
Inc., meets from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. at the Lion's Club on
Sebring Parkway for dance
lessons, old movies and card
games. Soup and sandwiches
are available or bring a lunch.
There will be.free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. All area seniors are
.invited. For details, call Bob or
Ahn McQueen at 386-0752.
* Highlands Sertoma Club
meets noon, Takis Family
Restaurant, Sebrirg.
La Leche League, breast-
feeding support for Highlands
and southern Polk counties,
meets at 7 p.m. every third
Monday at the Florida Hospital
Heartland conference rooms.
Pregnant and nursing mothers
and their babies are welcome.
For more information, call 655-


6617 or 638-3954.
* Lake Placid American
Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m.,
Legion Hall.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served
from 5-7 p.m. Live music is
from 4-7 p.m. Darts is at 7
p.m. with sign up at 6:30 p.m.
It is open to members and
their guests. For details, call

465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has
storytime at 10 a.m. for ages
3-5 except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* National Association for
the Advancement of Colored
People, Highlands County
Branch meets 7 p.m., third
Monday, NAACP office, 1
Delaney Heights, Avon Park.
* National Association of
.Retired Veteran Railway
Employees meets at 11:30
a.m. third Monday from
October through May at
Homer's Smorgasbord in
Sebring. For more details, call
471-0137.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m.
For details, call Darrell Peer at
385-0107.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has pizza and darts at 7:30
p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call
471-3557.
* Sebring Optimist Club
meets at 6:15 p.m. first and
third Mondays at various loca-
tions. For details, call Gabriel
Read, 453-2859 or Earle Luke
at 381-3514.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays shuffleboard scrambles
at 1:15 p.m. at 333 .
Pomregranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a
name, number and message.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259
serves beef franks and Italianh
sausages from 1 p.m. to clos-
-ing-atP11675 U.S.'48. Sebring.
Worierfof the Moose meets at


7 p.m. third Monday for a busi-
ness meeting, snacks and triv-
ia pursuit. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Sebring Women of the
Moose has a business meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the lodge,
11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 382-8782.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 632, Sebring
meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at the First Baptist
Church of Lake Josephine,
Sebring. For details, call Jean
Ottoway at 655-3673 or
Barbara Mason at 465-0132.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30,p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For more details,
call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 meets 7:30 p.m.
third Monday, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.

TUESDAY
* Al-Anon Family Groups
meet for discussion and
Twelve Step study at noon,
Union Congregational Church,
105 N. Forest Ave., Avon Park.
Parking available south of old
church.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard and euchre, both
at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m., For details, call
465-7940.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234. ,
* Avon. Park Boy Scout
Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30
p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202
Robert Britt St., Avon Park.
Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to
join: For details, call 452-2385.
* Avon Park Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Avon Park Lions Club
meets 6:45 p.m, ,in the Lions
Club, 1218 W. Bell St.
n*Busy Bee Craft Club
meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway
Pines, Sun 'N Lakes
Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone
is welcome. For more details,
call 382-8431.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
has a square dance plus Work-
shop from 3-4:30 p.m. at


Buttonwood Bay Mobile Home
Park Recreation Hall, 10001
U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Caller
is Joy Teagle. For details, call
Richard and Ann Smith'at 273-
0049.
Depression Bipolar
Support Alliance Group
meets every first and third
Tuesday in Sebring. For
details, call Ronnie Daugherty
at 382-6169 or e-mail rox-
ann@tnni.net.
Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
Friends of Highlands
Hammock meets at 6:30 p.m.
third Tuesday, Highlands
Hammock State Park, Sebring.
For more details, call 386-
6099.
Heartland Avian Society
meets every fourth Tuesday,
7:30 p.m., at Huntington
National Bank, 126 Center
Ave., Sebring. For more
details, call 465-9358.
Heartland Dolittle
Miniature Build meets 7 p.m.,
third Tuesday, St. Johns
Methodist Church social hall,
3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 382-
3553.
The Heartland
Harmonizers Barbershop
Chorus meets from 7-9 p.m.
in the Sebring High School
Chorus Roomr, Sebring. All
men who enjoy singing are,
invited.
Highlands Community
Orchestra rehearses 5-7 p.m.,
Room 34, South Florida
Community College auditori-
um, Avon Park. The chorus
rehearses at 7:15 p.m. New
members are welcome. For
details, call Bryan Johnson at
(863) 638-7231.
Highlands County Quilt
Guild meets from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. the third Tuesday for a
work meeting at the Women's
Club of Sebring, 220 SW
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 471-3117.
Highlands County
Veterans Council meets 7
p.m., third Tuesday at the
American Legion. Post 74, 528
N. Pine StSebriht. Social -
...time is.at 6:30 p.m. For


details, call Roger Perkins at
471-3424 or 273-4209.
* Lake Haven Homeowners
Association meets the third
Tuesday of the month, 5400
N. Lake Huckleberry Drive,
Sebring. Covered dish dinner
is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is
at 7:30 p.m. For more details,
call 382-4858.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Happy hour is
from 2-5 p.m. It is open to
members and their guests.. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Jaycees meet
7:30 p.m., first and third
Tuesday, Jaxson's. Board
meetings at 6:30 p.m., second
Tuesday. For details, call Joe
Collins, 655-5545.
* Lake Placid Moose has an
officers meeting at 7:30 p.m.
the third Tuesday at the lodge.
* Lorida Community Club
meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at
the Lorida Community Center
to plan events.
* Masonic Lodge meets 8
p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake
Placid.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 8-9 a.m. every
Tuesday at Walker Memorial
Seventh-day Adventist Church,
1410 West Avon Blvd, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
4277.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
every Tuesday and-has blood
pressure screening from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third
Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
For details, call 465-4888.
* Rotary Club of Sebring
(Noon) meets at noon at the
Sebring Civic Center, near the
library in downtown Sebring.
For information, call 385-3829
or 471-9900.
* Sebring Elks Dance Club
has dance instructor bill Ringo
giving lessons from 2-4 p.m.
every Tuesday and 6-8 p.m.
every second and fourth
Thursday at the Sebring Elks
Lodge. It is designed for
beginners to learn to tango,
waltz, salsa and meringue and
to develop the graceful art of
ballroom dancing. For more
information-call 47-1-1992 or -
273-1421.


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Special to the News-Sun
LAKE WALES The sec-
ond annual Art on the Avenues,
a fine arts and crafts show,
opened Dec.r 10 to chilling but
warming weather. More than 60
artists and artisans were dis-
playing their work in Market
Place and on Park and Stuart
Avenues, and folks wandered
the avenues perusing the art and
enjoying the quaint downtown
and brisk air.
The judging for the art show
was conducted by Dr. Nadine
Pantano, history of art and pro-
fessor of art at Florida Southern
College and a board member of
the Ridge Art Association. Best
of Show was awarded to
Gregory Jones, mixed media.
Jones received a certificate and.
check for $1,000.
First place in the Art
Category "was awarded to
William Underwood for his
photography, and he received a
check for $400. Second place
was awarded to Dennis Mabat.
Enhanced Photogrjpli. and he
:received a $200 award. Third
place and a $100 award were


awarded to D. Burleigh Phillips
for Watercolors.
First place for crafts was
awarded to Bonnie Eastwood
for her hand-crafted gourds.
Second place was awarded to
Priscilla Welsh for her mosaic
and painted furniture. Third
place was awarded to Richard
Marino for his potters. All the
craft artisans also received a
$400. $200, and $100 cash
prize, respectively.
The executive committee of
It's Happening Dow ntown also
aw\ arded local artist Char
Revera a purchase a\\ard for
her "Alle\ to the Grand." This
marked the first purchase award
for the Art on the Avenues
eent. but the group expects to
ha\e man\ more purchase
av.ards for next 'ear's e\ent.
The show also showcased
local music talent on stage in
the center of Market Place and
featured performances by Bill\
Needs a Beard. Dale Spears.
Brian Rjlers. Catherine Price.
Sheryl Paige. The Hootchie
Daddies, and Skip Fleming &
Ste\e Nlack. and the music was,


enjoyed by artists and visitors
alike. The crowd was also
entertained by New Tribal
Dance, a local belly dancing
troupe.
The long day's event includ-
ed the Lake Wales Bike, held
monthly on the second
Saturday of each month, and
the annual Kiwanis Lighted
Christmas Parade.
The art show and music con-
tinued on Sunday w ith many
browsers not only enjoying the
show but discovering the
shoppers and restaurants down-
town for the first time.
It's Happening Downtown is
already discussing changes and
improvements for next year's
show Sponsors for this )ear's
show were: city of Lake Wales.
Rhodesbilt Arcade LLC. Public
supermarkets, Center State
Bank, Progress Energy.
MidFlorida Credit Union.
Florida's Natural. Lake Wales
Murals & Enhancements Inc..
Lake Wales Area Chamber of
Commerce. and the Winter
Haven News Chief.


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Lawrence. and financial consultant Victor Divietro prepare to load up to3s that ha'e been col-
lected for the Heartland for Children Rudolph Round-Lip to) drive at their office in Sebring.
Clark said Ihe) participated in the to) dri'e, 'because ue wanted to gise back to the community.
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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-568
DAVID DANIELS,
Plaintiff(s)
-vs-
G.H. CRAWFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,
CFD, INCORPORATED, and BLAS VEGA
COTTO, and spouse, if married, or if any of
the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her
unknown heirs', devisees, legatees or
grantees, and any and all other persons or
parties claiming by, through, under or against
them; and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal
status if unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defendants or
parties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and to the lands hereafter
described
Defendants
:NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: BLAS VEGA COTTO
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following property in. Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 6, Block 100, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES


1050 Legals
OF SEBRING, UNIT 8, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE of
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 325 North Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before Jan-
uary 4, 2007, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated this 1st day of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 3,10,17,24,2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-0651
DAVID DANIELS,
Plaintiff(s)
-vs-
G.H. CRAWFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,
CFD, INCORPORATED, and ENRIQUE G.
BURNETT, and spouse, if married, or if any of
the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her
unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or
grantees, and any and all other persons or
parties claiming by, through, under or against
them; and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal
status if unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defendants or
parties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and to the lands hereafter
described ,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ENRIQUE G. BURNETT
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 14, Block 107, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING, UNIT 8, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE of
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's- attor-
ney, whose address is 325 North Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before Jan-
uary 4, 2007, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
Plaintiff's, attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated this 1st day of December, 2006.
L.E. LUKE' BROOI:ER
As Cle rki o ihe CLOu
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 3, 10,17, 24,-2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 06-884 PCS
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Russell E. Shafer
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of Russell
E. Shafer, deceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florid 338r0
Tne es.ale i 1isla"11 jnd the da!e oi1 he decer
Oarii s,'W ll i OciiDt r `i-'j 2C5i Tne-amet
and jaddi'rese.; irne Pij-iia l ,pru erial1'.ei
i-id Ir per.onl'jr represenrl.lmnie jncirnie,' are
set forth below.
Any interested person on whom a copy of
the notice of administration is served must
object to the validity of the will, qualifications
of the personal representative, venue, or juris-
diction of the court, by filing a petition or oth-
er pleading requesting relief in accordance
with the Florida Probate Rules. WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING
PERSON, OR THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt property is
required to file a petition for determination of
exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person
entitled to elective share is required to file an
election to take elective share WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Monica Sue Thomas
4630 Lang Road
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ James F. McCollum
Florida Bar No. 0152027
James F.-McCollum, P.L.
1'29 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5188
December 17, 24, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 06-56 GC
CIVIL DIVISION
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK SUCCESSOR
IN INTEREST TO HOMESIDE LENDING, INC.
F/K/A HOMESIDE HOLDINGS, INC. F/K/A
BARNETT MORTGAGE COMPANY,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
JOHN C. MEHLING; STATE OF
FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE;
CACV OF COLORADO, LLC; PREMIUM
ASSET RECOVERY CORPORATION;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2;
IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
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1050 Legas
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated'
November 30, 2006, entered in Civil Case No.
06-56 GC of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, wherein WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO HOME-
SIDE LENDING, INC. F/K/A HOMESIDE HOLD-
INGS, INC. F/K/A BARNETT MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, is Plaintiff and JOHN C. MEHLING are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on January 4, 2007,
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 16, BLOCK 5, OF SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 4th day
of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
2424 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY
SUITE 360
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA 33431
(561) 998-6700
06-69058B
December 17, 24, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-843
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAWRENCE PARENT
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Lawrence
Parent, deceased, whose date of death was
August 22, 2006, and whose Social Security
Number is XXX-XX-4043, is pending in the
Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-.
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
i;.i i: relui id it bie s"rv' d must file their
C:ljim: wlr ini. C.un WITHIr THE LATER OF
' MOUTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS rlijTIiE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
-isT.DeBemDeml i O;,'2006.- : : :.
-i, .: i ;.' .:i i P;!i ersonal Representative:
,' r.-; i: ,. /s/ Carol Dubay Parent
-.., .n PFI'K-W- 139'HarryLee'Road
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Attorney for Ancillary
Personal Representative:
John J. Raymond, Jr. Esq.
Florida Bar No. 194162


1050 Legals
Butzel Long, P.C.
1200 N. Federal Highway
Suite 420
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Telephone: (561) 368-2151
December 10,17, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-898
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MOSIE FRED POLLARD
a.k.a. MOSIE F. POLLARD
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MOSIE
FRED POLLARD a.k.a. MOSIE F. POLLARD,
deceased, whose date of death was Septem-
per 2, 2006, and whose Social Security Num-
ber is 265-18-0454, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 590 S. Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is. required to be served. must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS FIOT SO FILED WlITHIN 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 17, 2006.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Beverly Lynn Padgett
3811 Barbarossa Ave.
Sebring, Florida 33872
Arlornev lor Personal Represenlalive
n Dnd F Larner
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 400 ,
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (8631 4"53.-4I5T
Decenoer 17 24 2006
Ili THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DiViSiOlN
File No 06.-881 PCS
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Russell E. Shafer
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Russell
E. Shafer, dei:e.asii t rise date of death was
October 23, 2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 270-32-9449, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the persona repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS IjOTICE OR 30 DAYS.
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP/ OF
THIS NOTICE ON THE
All other cretdilcr ol [he de:edrin jn rd olr.
er persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS


1050 Legal
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 the first publication of this no-
tice is December 17, 2006.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Monica Sue Thomas
4630 Lang Road
Nelsonville,-Ohio 45764
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ James F. McCollum
Florida Bar No. 0152027
James F. McCollum, P.L.
129 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5188
December 17, 24, 2006
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-2006-000225
DIVISION 21
WASHINGTON.MUTUAL BANK F/K/A
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BANKUNITED,
F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANIEL CARABALLO, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
December 12, 2006 and entered in Case NO.
GC-2006-000225 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit 'in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florid.a wrerein WASHINGTON MU-
TUAL BANK F'K'A WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, .F.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
BANKUNITED, F S B is ihe Plainild and DAN-
IEL CARABALLO, ANA M CARABALLO,
HOME SERVICING CORPORATION F/ivA
TMS MORTGAGE D/B/A THE MONEY STORE;
SEARS, ROEBUCK, & CO.; TENANT #1 N/K/A
IVAN GONZALEZ; are the Deiendamns I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 11th day of January, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
THE WEST HALF OF LOT 18, AND ALL OF
LOT 19, IN BLOCK "A", OF CRESCENT VIEW,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 54. OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY
FLORIDA
ArKA 211 E. Pine Street, Avon Pjri, FL
33825
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, ii any ( her Ihan Ihe
property owner as i ihe dale cIl he LIS Pen-
dens must file a claim Wnlhir s!,ry (60; days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and. the seal:of this
Court on December 13, 2006.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, PA.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F06004749
MOSS-WAMU-CONV-B-gesposito
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In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommniodaicon o1 pani;i.rlal i in mis proceed-
ing should con3iat rhe individual or agency
sending Ihe notice al3 Ecnevarrida Assoia3les,
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lei eprone (8131 251-4766. noi later Indn sev -
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Chamber Rack ..... Main St.
Coldwell Banker .. .. .. US 27 S
Federal Discount .. US 27 S
Jacaranda Hotel .. Main St
Post Oice .. Verona Ave.
Publix ..... Publix Shopping Plaza
RoVal Oaks Realty ...... US 27 N
Shoppes at Avon Park . US 27 N
Winn Dixie .. .. US 27 S
SEBRING
Ag Center .. .. ..... US 27 S
Banyan Plaza ...... US 27
Bayless Realty ... US 27 N
Bealls Outlet ...... Southgate
BP Station .. US 27 & Fairmount
Century 21 Advanced Realty . .
. . . ..US 27 N
City Market Ridgewood Dr.
C.S. Edwards Realty US 27 N
Coldwell Banker Highlands
Properties .. ........ US 27 S
Dee's Place .... .. Ridgewood Dr
Desoto Square ..... US 27 S
Feathers Laundry . Southgate
Golden Key Realty .... US 27
Harvey's BP .. ... .... US 27
Help U Sell ... ......US 27 N
Homer's ...... Town Square
IHOP .. .... US 27 N
Lakeshore Mall ... US 27 N
Lakeview Plaza US 27 N


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

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Barber Shop ....... ......
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Brantley Properties .Interlake Blvd.
C S. Edwards Realty . .Main Avenue
Century 21 Compton Realty .
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Citgo Conv Store .....
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Cilgo Conv. Store . Lake June Rd.
Coldwell Banker Highlands
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Ed Fisher Realty . .. ....
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ERA Advanced All Service Realty ...
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Florida Scenic Realty .... .US 27 S
Lake Placid Chamber . Oak Ave
Lake Placid Tourist Club ........
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Premier Realty .. 300 Dal Hall Blvd
& 1998 Placid Lakes Blvd
Ridge Florist ..... Inlerlake Blvd.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No.: PC 06-880
Probate Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NOEL F. MYERS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Noel F.
Myers, deceased, File Number PC 06-880, is-
pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of whichis Probate Division, Highlands Coun-
ty Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and
that personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their claims
with 'this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is December 10, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Gary N. Myers
Steven L. Myers
6223 Boone Drive
Tampa, FL 33625
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K. McClure, Esq.
230 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 402-1888
Florida Bar No. 286958
December10, 17,2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 28-2006-CA-517
SUCN: 282006CA000517XXCICI
BANK OF AMERICA, NA., SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER WITH NATIONSBANK, N.A., .
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH BARNETT
BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
MURRAY PELL; CATHERINE PELL,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PUR-
SUANT TO THE JUDIJMENT OF FOREI;LO-
SURE ENTERED ill THE ABOVE CAUSE, AND
THE ORDER RESETTING SALE DATE, I WILL
SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS:
LOT 533, GRAYCE'S PROPOSED SUBDI-
VISION,UNRECORDED, MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED-AS FOLLOWS: A PARCEL OF.
LAND LYING IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER
OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT
THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 5, THENCE SOUTH 00 01' 02" WEST
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 5, A DISTANCE
OF 1,454.60, FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 45'
00" EAST A DISTANCE OF 894.10 FEET TO
THE.POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTIN-
UENORTH.89.0 5 IuF EAST A DISTANCE OF
4750 FEET THiEriE SOUTrH )0 00 FEET
STHENCE SOUTH 9: 415 00 WEST A DIS
. TANCE-OF 4; 50 FEET THENCE NORTH 30 00
FEET TO THE POiNT OF BEGINNING TO.
GETHER WITH A 197-0 HILL MOBILE HOME
ID #HF4961D.
SAT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST AND
BEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, AT 11:00 A.M. ON
JANUARY 4, 2007, AT HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, SEBRING, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
INj THE SURPLLIS FROM HE SALE IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE A.D.A. AD-
MINISTRATOR FOR THE CLERK OF THE
COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING, AT (863) 534-4690.
*IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, VOICE 1-800-955-8770. THIS IS
NOT A COURT INFORMATION LINE.
DATED: DECEMBER 8, 2006.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
File No.: FC-7644
December 17, 24, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
-CASE NO. JP06-000786-XX
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.E.D. DOB: 03/03/05
Minor Child
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
TIFFANY MOZZONE YOUNES (mother) and
WALLA A.A. ALY YOUNES (legal father)
Address(s) unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
for Termination of Parental Rights under oath
has been filed in the above-styled Court by the
Department of Children & Families, seeking
the termination of your parental rights to:
S.E.D.
a white male child
born March 3, 2005
and you are hereby COMMANDED to per-
sonally appear before the HONORABLE SUS-
AN BARBER FLOOD, a MAGISTRATE/HEAR-
ING OFFICER in the Juvenile Division of the
Circuit Court in and for Highlands County,
State of Florida, on the 3rd day of January,
2007, at 9:30 A.M., at the HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA, COURTROOM
1A. ,
YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON
THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL
LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAIL-
URE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE
DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.


YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.
IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
YOU MUST BE .PRESENT AND REQUEST
THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing. a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending the notice at 3282 US 27
South, Sebring' FL 33870.telephone (863)
314-5931, not later than seven'(7) days prior
to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
DATED this 29th day of November, 2006.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
By: /s/ R. Howard
Deputy Clerk
December 3,10,17,24,2006


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PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
1994 OLDSMOBILE
VIN#1G3WH55MORD395329
ON DECEMBER 29, 2006, 9:00 A.M.
AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
734 CR 621 EAST
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
December 17, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. GC-03-479
MIDFIRST BANK
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANNY SHANNON AND GWENDOLYN
CAROL SHANNON, et. al.
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to an Ex
Parte Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
entered in this cause in the Circuit Court of
Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Highlands County, Florida de-
scribed as:
LOT 63, OF RIDGEWOOD ESTATES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 27,OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
and commonly known as: .102 North King
Drive, at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury As-
sembly Room in the basement of the High-
lands County Courthouse located at 430 S.
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870,
on January 11,2007, at 11 o'clock A.M..
Dated this 13th day of December, 2006.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Is/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 17,24,2006

| Highlands
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
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INVITATION 10 BID (ITB)
The Boir,' :,r a i nr r.im ni..i,,:.nr i1bCC) High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
,'C ij, 'ir, Cruirri Puiri:i'-i u',; n'iri, ,i ij.
1B 07-023 CONSTRUCTION OF A PRE ENGINEERED
50 X 80' STEEL BUILDING
,:L r D ,,~o ,'0 i i, Hn r Ijr ii L .ru i: n cr ;j ,r, ,:ir .
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebrihg,
FL. 33875-5803, 863-402-6523, Fax: 6735, or by E-
Mail: gsecory@hcbcc ora Copies of the plans and
i,.:;fi,:.ii;,jn : ix',' be obtained fri irr,, a riin ,i ,: I:,...
A Non-Mandalorv Pro-Bid iT illt [ii ( r.,I,.l,] ji
2:00 P.M. on Wednesdal Januarv 3 2006 I lrI
Highlands : ,u'ir. Fir,j u'-,, 9 Il.,13 n iT l i l
George Blvd S binrr, FL j1i:. *.36, )'
Submit two (2) originals and two (2) copies of your
bid form, bid security and other required data in a
,-, il ,,,,: l. i :'. rir ,a l] ir e C iw ,ijrr.. r nld
r jiT,-' j; 16 ]iuuilr, Ir,' r '.,.l. ,.d ,l iur'mrinil ij
number and name so as to identify.the enclosed sub-
mittal. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands Coun-
ty 'urrchs;ii, DrprjjTimrni 4320 6Ii 'or Bhid S br-
Ing, l. w a 6i..' :,, a': r: ..r'. .:n, , ." ii- r
than 2:00 P.M., Thursday January 11, 2006 at
which time they will be opened. Bids received later
Ir,,u Ir. i, i i..l I. l ;(. l.: la wI l [t r,|:.jT,d.
Tr ,, i.jrl irwill ''I Cel ru Ca 1r : Iil u1 l I, l d, 'li,'Ai,'. Ot
[ill: ir,31 a,'c ,,-,,.,:rru :]l.,.njd,1',u : :ll i] ,irllvuiud 1'' lir'-
to L:.'i p i n ur ir. .,' r i ,ii '10hf.r ,rr. 2
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1 di ''d ` ',: ,i .II I i .,t :I [:'. l 2I c [Ci i t B, i'ITIIT,'i :
Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on
all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cash-
ier's Check in an amount of five .ir.:nri i .1 'o Ir
bid must be included on bids o,r .mu.i.0allOl01 nI
ir., :uiiuc.:-lul is greater than $200,000.00,.. a
PouD..: Ci.-,iiru..oio, Bond will be required of the
Awarded Vendor. Bid must be accompanied by evi-
idn.:.r i ti'i i an 'a u .h r.a i i' : i:no rIu, i '.- : i,, ir. ,
Thu H-lriljk ,,l u ,[' 0 l 01 ujuery l ..,iiuIf .hf l s"
Tn; migraaj.iri c.:.uivi Suira or Courr, C.:.mi ,ion-
I: l i LL tulI6 1 i-e r-r:rr I: ir.,rl gri i ...'.r[
,i1 .; y or" ) a i1 : ur i ii, j1a Inereil a j irn
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irregularities in the bid.
The COUNTY further reserves the right to direct pur-
chase materials for this project, if in their opinion a
significant cost savings can be realized.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
ination policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs oroactivities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: fcarino@hcbcc.oro
Requests for CART or interpreter services should be
made at least 24 hours in advance topermit coordina- -
tion of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: hcbcc.net
December 17, 24, 2006



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required.Writes reports. Minimum; HS/GED; six years'
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with ability to obtain bonded deputy status. Salary
$1,472 $2,423 bi-weekly plus benefits.Apply:
Highlands County Commission, 600 S. Commerce
Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone:863-402-6509 or
download application at www.hcbcc.net.
Closes: 12-29-06


News Sun
Written. Printed. Published. IN 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.

SYou will be supervising newspaper
-~"' carriers and delivering missed
SB newspapers to customers homes.
W i Also be responsible for increasing
il -I circulation for the News-Sun.
1-
I"1tJI Previous management and cash
1MMLIK handling experience a plus. Ability to
S'think outside the box a must.

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

S2227 US 27 South, Sebring


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Very Reasonable
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THERAPISTS
OTA'S & COTA'S
(PART TIME OR PRN)


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


HIGHLANDS COUNTY .
SHERIFF'S OFFICE

O.P.S. School Crossing Guard
Staring Salary $10.00 Hourly
Part-Time AS NEEDED Position
Seasonal

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


MOBILE Myea?(,PING

Locally Owned Pressure Cleaning
.If we can reach it, We can wash it!
rylobile Homes Screen Room & Patio's
Houses & Utili(y Sheds Trailers & Motor Homes
pools & Declo RAI's & Boats
Irences & Signs Piers & Docks
Driveivays & Sideivalks Vehicle Fleet Wishing
Delivery Trucks And More!
Auto Detailing & Washing
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2100 Help Wanted


2100 Help Wanted


KENILWORTH NEWS SUN
CARE & REHAB Has openings in
Packaging/Mailroom Departmenl
C.N.A. Positions Hours vary with each publication
Core days are Tuesday, Wednes
Available day, Thursday, Friday and Satur


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

Administrative Assistant
TU-CO PEAT
Sebring, Florida
TU-CO Peat is Florida's premier manufacturer
of Custom Blended Potting Soils and is cur-
rently in search of an Administrative Assistant.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track *
record in all phases of Administrative support.
The candidate must have the following:
Good organizational skills
Proficient with all Microsoft applications
Attention to detail
Good communication skills
Customer service skills
MUST BE BI-LINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)
Key Responsibilities Include:
Direct scheduling of shipments and notify-
ing customers of arrival schedule.
Manage company drivers.and coordinate
daily deliveries.
Negotiate rates and schedules for outside
carriers.
Maintaining DOT files for all company driv-
er jac wiell j mn n.jr ,n~ i Iior i ll inir ,i
penldneri crreii,
We offer an excellent salary and benefits pack-
age, which includes a matching 401K plan,
paid vacation and health benefits. Please email
your resume to jeffrey merle@tucopeat com
or fax to 863-382-3637.



EXP. COOK OR P. :A MAJ
(ITALIAN REST.) F/T. 5 days. Exc. Salary!!
CALL Tony (863)314-9919
Heavy Highway Construction Company seek a
qualified, experienced Paving Foreman. Apply
n person .to Better Roads Inc. 2830 Old State
Road #8 Lake Placid, Fl 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.
Join Americas Leading Cleaning Team
Now Hiring FT Cleaning Tech
Apply in person
5erncrMASTER r,1.-4 IJS 1? ',;tuln fi-r-i)]
J lnr'ATcr,.,i LHtu,-, i .l -jnn,.) T eai
No- mrlv Hir.ing Fi Ciljrri e:r, '
AppIly in iper;.rj
Servti.MASTER i -4.i US, :.':uin, Sebring
L.M.T needed Today's Images
Full time or floater.
Friendly, Professional, Atmosphere
Call Elmria (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

CNAs
Make your Holiday
Season Even
Brighter!

Ask about our
Exciting New Rates
and Benefits!

Apply at: 725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870 or
Fax 385-2385.
or E-mail:
palmshr@yahoo.com
EOE/DFWP


THE PALMS
OF SE BRING


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day. tart 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.

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





THE PALMS
OF SEBRING
FIND A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL!
Search the News-Sun classified every
Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.


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.


2100 Help Wanted
HELP WANTED!!!
EARN EXTRA Income assembling CD.cases
from home. Working with top US companies.
Start immediately. No experience necessary.
1-800-405-7619 Ext. 104
www.easvwork-oreatoav com
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).

QUALITY-ORIENTED DENTAL office looking
for experienced part-time Hygienist commit-
ted to excellence. Come join our professional
team. Call Connie at (863)382-3100 between
8-5.



'News-Sun
Written. Pointed. Putblsmid W HIlghlmes Count


RACKS & STORE
DELIVERY
The News-Sun is now accept-
.ng 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 slop by the
News Sun and fill oul an appli-
cation
2227 US 27 S., Sebring


2100 Help Wanted
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
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.
Receptionist/File Clerk:
Busy subcontractors office in Sebring, Florida
s searching for a self-motivated. Reception-
st/File Clerk. Experienced only need apply
Bi-Lingual a plus. DFWP, EOE. Excellent Ben-
efit Package. Send Resume' to: ccrider@uni-
tedsub.com. Please, no faxes or phone calls.
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.


2100 Help Wanted
Forming and pouring concrete some experi-
Sence needed call 863-243-1502
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., Seabring.
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/AANVP
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


Stay Informed


2100 Help Wanted
Sales Associate for retail gift store. Must be a
responsible, friendly, and outgoing person.
30-40hrs per week w/some night and week-
ends. Wage based on experience. Send re-
sume to 2227 US 27 S. Sebring FL. 33870
Box #2212.
SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED for store evalua-
tions. Get paid to shop. Local stores, Restau-
rants & Theaters. Training provided, flexible
hours, Email required.
1-800-585-9024 ext 6262

Sell Your House
To We ll buy
lease or take o r the
payrO'ent on our
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hassle and put Cash in
youi pocket. Call
86 -400 1538
www .ssell.com
Hig h Ia s Count .rea


KENILWORTH SUNSHINE STAFFING HAS IMMEDIATE
CARE & REHAB OPENINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:


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 Blird
Sebring, FL 33870
or call Connie Bass,
HR Director at
382-2153 X-317


BUDGET ANALYST II
Analyzes and evaluates County Government
budget. Reviews revenues, expenditures and
adjusts budgets. BS/BA in finance, business,
accounting or related field.Two years experi-
ence in budget or accounting field.Annual
Salary: $38,000-$54,579 DOQ plus benefits.
Apply: Highlands County Commission, 600 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 338-0
Telephone:863--i02-6509 or
download application at www-.hcbcc.net.
Closes: 12-29-06


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

In order to qualify for consideration, you must be 18 tears of age or older, possess a
valid driver's license, reliable transportation. and have ready access to a
telephone or cell phone.

Interested parties should stop by tbe News-Sun office located at
2227 US 27 South, Sebring, Florida 33870. or send us an email
at rick.fair@newssun.com and tell us a little about yourself, ., 9
including your name, address and a phone number at
which you can be reached.


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Newspaper carrierb are independent conlraciors and are
nor employees of the Ne&-s-Sun or Harbor Point Meldi.


I, management


Local Edition
Loa Editio


Hertz Local Edition is in search of an ambitious,
talented and competitive person familiar with the
Sebring area looking for a rewarding sales/
management career. Branch Managers receive a
very attractive salary/bonus plan with company car
privileges. Prior sales /marketing experience with an
outgoing and friendly personality required. College
degree (BS/BA) is highly preferred, but not required.

Hertz emphasizes a fun, energetic, fast-paced team
environment where no two days are ever the same
AND Hertz managers, with the desire to succeed,
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Hertz offers competitive compensation and a
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Please submit resume to:
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Executive Secretary
Strong Computer Skills
Library Assistant
Sebring, Part-time
Production
Lake Placid
Administrative Assistant
Lake Placid
Construction Secretary
Temporary
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daily openings

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2100 Help Wanted
LPN needed for busy medical office. Full-time
position. Please fax resume to: (863) 385-
4219.


SONNY'S BBQ
Now Hiring:
Servers
&
Management
Apply within
751 US 27 S. Sebring. NO PHONE CALLS
Specialist, Animal Management Systems,
Sebring, FL to oversee breeding, feeding &
maintenance operations. Must have BS or
equiv. + 5 yrs. post baccalaureate exp. in
management of breeding & artificial insemina-
tion operations for large animals and crop
management. Send resume: James Wohl,
Rafter Realty, PO Box 1069 Sebring, FL
33871..
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


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2 100 ,Help Wanted
HELP WANTED/ Sterilization Tech. Please call
863-382-9090.

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

NOW HIRING:
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FOR FACILITY EXPANSION
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

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*VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR
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1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V


2100 Help Wanted
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.
WANTED TOW Truck Driver must have good
driving record and pass a FDLE background
check. Apply at Precision Auto Body 734
County Rd 621 East Lake Placid.
WATER ANALYST
EARN $838-$1257/wk
TO START!
$1300 Training Bonus
Immediate opening for this
career position. Pd training
lets you earn while you
learn. 53 yr old co w/full
bnfts. It's fun, it pays great
& provides a valuable comm
unity services. What else could
you ask for? Jason 863-452-0330


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4000
Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale

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



3BR/ 2B 2 1/2CG ruge Ilu:or larn 1 85 sq ft
living in Sebring CIourirv E;iaie Huge corner
lot, screen room, brand new tile floors with
fresh berber in bedrooms. Professional con-
crere coating. Best buy in Sebring $219,900
By Owner. Call 863-651-5434


Subscribe to the
News-Sun
Call
385-6155
452-1009
465-0426







News-Sun, Sunday, December 17, 2006


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


3BR/2BA/ 2 1/2CG huge floor plan, 1785 sq ft
living in Sebring Country Estate. Huge corner
lot, screen room, brand new tile floors with
fresh berber in bedrooms. Professional con-
crere coating. Best buy in Sebring $219,900
By Owner. Call 863-651-5434
NEW 3/2 off Sparta Rd and Mantee Dr Lake
Charlotte Access. Asking $249,000. 382-6331
RENT to own Sebring 3/2 1000 plus sq ft, bad
credit ok, $115K, $750 per mo. 321-331-6793
40 0 Homes for Sale
4060 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, ExitRealty All Star, 24hr Free In-
formation call 1-800-831-4070 ext 1131 .
3BR/3BA2CG. 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 apple.
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
4080 Homes for Sale
4080- Sebring
$125,000.00- 1606 Central Park-Sebring- 2/2
Block Home w/central air & heat, includes
brand new cabinets, appliances, carpet, ce-
ramic tile, and' wood flooring. Home sits on
large lot (158x95 ), fenced backyard, and
across from a park. Take 27 to Lakeviev i tv.
Publix ), follow Lakeview to Kenilworth, I i
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
408 Sebring


Ontu!y Advanced All Service Realty,
Inc.
596 US 27 North, Avon Park (863) 452-1205 or (877) 452-1205 ML
"LOVELY END UNIT VILLA" Furnished and ready for occupancy,
2/1 with carport, no condo fees, convenient screened porch w/vinyl
panels, storage shed, citrus trees and shade trees, used mainly in the
winter, shows great. $65,900 (NS191418)
"IMMACULATE HOME" This 3/2/2 is a split plan w/lots of space. Sits
on 5 lots, fenced backyard & 2 sheds w/electric. HAs talking security
system and oversized 2 car garage, well irrigation.$259,900 (NS 187324)
"BIG FAMILY? THEN, THINK BIG" Spacious 4/3, over 2400 sq. ft.
of living area, perfect mother-in-law or teen quarters with CH/A and bath,
beautiful porch overlooking Lake Chilton, tile floors, huge 16x18
utility/workshop, more amenities.. $249,000 (NS186562)
"GOOD BUY!!" Neat & clean mobile home on rented land in Villa Del
Sol Park, large family room, inside utility room, fully furnished, large
room on side could be third bedroom. ...................$15,000 (NS189395)
"LARGE AVON PARK ESTATES LOT" Priced to sell!! This large lot
is ar a price lower than millerr lor- in the 'ajme area Co:untr, lii ing could
be your ... .$46.500 i NS 19?70i7,


3/2 LAKE FRONT HOME FOR SALE. Com-
pletely remodeled. New kitchen with stain-
less appliances, new tile floors, bathrooms
remodeled. Real wood fireplace, new boat
dock, sea wall. Too many upgrades to
mention. Asking $389,000 (954)816-7538
BRAND NEW 3Br/2Ba/2Cg in Sebring Hills
South. Asking $189,900 Call 863-381-1651

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 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'O O 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 danal to lake June 1133 Winter-
green and 1035 Citrus Rd NE. Call Gragg 441-
5214
OPEN DAILY
NEW Model jrepil io,:,r plan, 3 bedroom
split plan, 2 baths, full 2 car garage, cathedral
ceilings. 620 Catfish Creek Road Placid Lakes.
$279,000
MEYER HOMES
(863)465-7900 (863) 465-7338 after 3


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

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

4220 Lots fr Sale
20 ACRE plus 3/2 mobile home on 2 Lakes.
$35,000 per acre, info 305-586-5552.
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-of-Town Property
NORTH CAROLINE !
Mountain log cabin shells $99,900. Home site
1-10 acre w/dramatic views!! Propose lake.
Near 2 state parks, lakes, national forest and
blue ridge parkway. E-Z finance 828-652-8700
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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-Modern
Housing 863-385-8286
FOR SALE / Like new mobile home on Lake
Josephine. A must see home! 55 and over.
Call Laurie 863-655-1735.
REDUCED DOUBLE wide 55+ Unfurn, 2/2 Lr,
Dr, Kitchen, w/new apple, 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
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own bo$$. First, call the Federal Trade
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Advanced All Service
Realty, Inc.
M EN 801 US HWY 27 N, Lake Placid
SI (863) 465-9838 (800)295-6829
REAL ESrATE
LISTINGS CA LL TODAY Y!
"LET'S GO FISHING!"
Well maintained home on deep, wide canal into Lake
June.


NS# Ilol2)


$329,000


"'LET TENANTS PAY YOUR MORTGAGE"
Immaculate 4 uruts in Placid Lakes. 2/2 ith screened
porches. Must see!
NS#!91301)1- :379,000.

"WALKING DISTANCE TO LAKE AUGUST"
Nice lot in Placid Lakes. New construction in area.


NS 191iss


$30,000


"WALKING DISTANCE TO LAKE CLAY"
Beautiful lot in nice subdicl sion. Great for ne%\ con-
struction.
NSl9l2h0i *27,500

"AFFORDABLE 3/2 IN LAKE PLACID"
New A/C. ne\\ drain field and tile. Great location! Hurry
\ don't last!
NSnissI4: 149,900
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MAGNOLIA PLACE .Nls Suii l
3/2 in gated community in Sun N Lakes. Upgraded
carpeting, den w/hardwood floors & closet could be a
3rd brdmr. Enclosed back porch. kitchen has maple
cabinets-granite tops-stainless appliances.

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Great three bedroom 1 5
bath condo with view of
Lake Jackson Upstairs has 3
bedrooms and full bath.
lower level has living room,
kitchen, dining room and half
bath Conveneint location


MI-_ 19l1164


$114,000


1.1 acre property with 2/2
mobile home. Home has 2
master bedrooms each
with full bath. l-ixl- glass
enclosed porch. New roof-
over in 2004. Property has
detached garage, steel
shed, and workshop.
NML~.,-riS6O $175,000


^ LAND
4.32 cleared acres on paved
road. Property has storage
building, well and small pond.
Property is fenced.
MILS#188099 $187,000


Beautiful home on I acre in
Lorida with citrus trees and
grapes. 2/2 home was com-
pletely remodeled in'05.
Large screened porch with
hot rub. Full house generator.
Property has shed and multi-
car garage.
,NLS,186292 $225,000


Irregular corner lot which is
cleared and ready to budd. New
houses on block.
MLS#188167 $58,900

Good sized high and dry lot in
SpringLake.
MLS#188065 $48,000


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SETS SMACK ON LAKE JOSEPHINE
Charming home with split plan 2 bedrooms 2 baths, big family room
overlooking the sparkling lake, Large back yard down to the seawall
and dock to board your boat. Views also from the lovely living &
dining rooms as well as the master bedroom. Oversize one car
garage. Utility room in house Beautiful well equipped eat-in
kitchen. Fruit trees & well irrigation.
Great Buy ...*349,000 MLS#191397


O50 For Sale
FLEETWOOD 14 x 61 mobile 2BR/2BA in ac-
tive park screen porch, large kitchen and
many up dates. Asking $32,000. Call 402-
9122

S1Mobile Homes
5150 sFor Rent
FOR RENT/1 Br Kitchenettes. Utilities includ-
ed on Lake Josephine. Call Laurie 863-655-
1735.
Sebring- Mobile Home for rent large 1Br/lBa
$500 month. 863-381-4110 or 863-381-5174


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
SEBRING- 2/1 TOWNHOUSE. Good lo-
cation, quiet. CHA- enclosed porch, laundry
rm, fenced yard. No pets! Central air and heat.
$525.00 per mo. (863)465-0306.

Sebring-,Furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex.
Central H/A, laundry with washer/dryer
$1350/mo. Includes utilities 863-763-1759
Owner/Lic R.E. Broker


Kathleen A. Godwin Our Agents to Serve You!
Licensed Real Estate Broker 9 Licensed Mortgage Broker Bob Brakke (863) 610-2431 Don DeVaughn (863)381-6080
Barbara McClellmi (863) 634-7547 Tarnniv Paterson (863)381-1596
email: preproperly 0(eartlilink.net Jarnie Solis (863) 835-1611 Katlienne Pate (863) 521-5185
Website: wiviv.prefrffrdT iesofokeechobee.coiii Toni Elter (863) 835-1591 Jennifer Noel (863) 214-4396 1








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6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
700 SQ 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.
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-
2454 or 877-206-7772
SEBRING 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/ 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.,
4/2 LARGE, Beautiful Furnished house (3/4
acres) on Lake Josephine w/ 100 ft. dock, 12
x 52 Screen Porch with fireplace, big screen tv
$1700.00 (954)478-7313. Seasonal or Annu-
ally.

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
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
BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 Ig. encl.porch, Ig. Kitchen,
tile, w/d, central air/heat, golf course view
front/back no smoke/pets, Golfview Rd, Sebr- ,
ing near little Lake Jackson $1400+dep. 863-
773-3956 lease.
BEAUTIFUL REMODEL home for rent at 108
State road in Sebring. In nice family neighbor-
hood close to school, business and place of
worship, Call 786-395-1494 for more info.
FOR RENT UNFURNISHED/ 4/2 + Den w/2 car.
fenced yard, open/split floor plan immediant
occupancy $1300 mo. lease w/option pur-
chase 407-380-2888 or 800-491-0599.
HOUSE FOR RENT/ 3/2 with a pool and ga-
rage. Call 305-829-8544or 786-306-5466.
LAKE PLACID 2/2 1 car garage, Sylvan
Shores, 2 yr old, non-smoker $895/mo.
Call 863-465-3838 or 441-2844
QUIT THROWING $ away! Great time to buy
with zero down, owner financing or assistance
with clown!! Call Susan Jones, agent Bayless
Realty Inc 385-5027
SB-UNFURNISHED HOUSES / 2 or 3 BR, 2BA,
Very Spacious Rooms. Lakewood area. $900
mo. Call 863-655-3504.

6320 Seasonal Property

1BR/1BA on Lake June, Waterfront, dock priv-
ileges, No smoking or pets. $1100. Three
Smooth minimum. Utilities, Furnished. Call
863-465-6499
AP 2br/lba Furnished Villa. Utilities includ-
ed. 4 mo min. $950 per month. Call 863-453-
02'64.
LAKEFRONT 2BR/1B homes. 1-3 months .
Feb.-April. $1200 a month.
SCall 863-441-0670
Lakeshore Resort on Lake Placid. Fully fur-
nished 2 bedroom cottage. White sandy
beach, screened porch, B-B-0 area, dock,
boat ramp. www.lakeshoreresortrentals.coni
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.


7000
Merchandise


7020 Auctions
PUBLIC AUCTION
24 log home package'to be offered at
Public Auction. Saturday, Jan 20th, 2:00pm
Sanford, fl (Near Orlando).
Rogers Realty & Auction.
Florida License #0002922.
Free brochure, buffalo Log Homes,
1-888-562-2246 or
www.auctionloghomes.com

7030 Estate Sales
PUBLIC AUCTION
24 log home package to be offered at
Public Auction. Saturday, Jan 20th, 2:00pm
Sanford, fl (Near Orlando).
Rogers Realty & Auction.
Florida License #0002922.
Free brochure, buffalo Log Homes,
S1-888-562-2246 or
www.auctionloghomes.com


7040 Appliances
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL


THAT IS UNDER $250?
We wilkrun it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


7120 Video Recorders,
7'2 Equipment
VCR, SONY, HI-FI STERO, $35.00 CALL 863-
465-5653.


7180 Furniture




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381 ( k Blvd.

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Antique, Beige, Camelback Sofa with ball and
claw feet. $250.00. Call 863-382-9181.
BROYHILL FONTANA ARMOIRE with side
bookshelves sofa bed and love seat coffee ta-
ble, 2 end tables all like new. 772-463-1122
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!

ESTATE ITEMS LIKE NEW
Bassett Cherry 5pc dining set '399.95
Bassett Cherry China Cabinet..1399.95
7pc Italian dining set ..............399.95
Contemporary 5pc. dinette set
w/caster tilt swivel chairs........ 299.95
White Metal 5 pc dinette set
'199.95
4pc Faux Stone & Ash Bedroom set
$499.95
4pc Ethan Allen.Bedroom set..'399.95
4pc White Wash Bedroom set
.399.95
Rattan Twin Sleeper ................199.95
Rattan Sectional w/jaquered fabric
'399.95
Sofa Sleepers Your Choice...... 299,95
Sofa w/matching Loveseats (4 sets)
1399.95
Roll Top Desk
'299.95
Disney type Kids 8pc twin bedroom set
$299.95
Recliners starting at.................'99.95
We are now Accepting Quality
S Like New Consignments
West Coast Furniture
5535 US 27 South
863-382-1117
CHECK OUR WEB PAGE AT
'westcfurniture.com

New Mattress Sets
Twin set $198
Full $248 .
Queen $298
King $498
4 Piece Wicker Bedroom Set $498-
5 Piece Rattan Dinnett Set $498
Furniture Plus Lake Placid,
863-531-0010
NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up,-
3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs
$397up, 200-Recliners
$297up, 50-2 Pc Sofa &
Loveseat sets $687up, 50-
TV Ent. Centers $167up, 2
Pc Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up; 3Pc Living room
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
Next to Lowes & across from
Home Depot


7260 Musical Merchandise
GUITARS WANTED I will buy your old Gibson
or Fenber guitar. Will travel Call 407-733-
1687
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC.INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!
HOHNER ELECTRICAL Accordian like new
$800. Call 453-7663 or evening 453-5810


7300 Miscellaneous
$$CASH$$ IMMEDIATE cash for structured
settlements, Annuities, Lawsuits, Inheritances,
Mortgage Notes & Cash Flows. J.G. Went-
worth #1 1-(800)794-7310

$700-$800,000++ **2006!* FREE CASH
GRANTS! NEVER REPAY! Personal/ Medical
Bills, School, New Housing, Business. AS
SEEN ON T.V. Live Operators! Call Now!
1-800-681-5732 Ext. 215
2006 TORO XL 345 Riding Lawn mower
w/Bagger, used only 4hr, Sold for $1,700.00.
Selling for $1,195.00. Call 863-655-1545 and
leave message.


7300 Micellaneous
FIREWOOD, SPLIT, Oak dry seasoned
$90. per face cord. (863) 465-1161
FREE CASH GRANTS! $700-800,000++
**2006!** NEVER REPAY! Personal/Medi-
cal Bills, School, Business, Housing. $49 bil-
lion unclaimed 2005! Live Operators! CALL
NOW! 1-800-592-0366 Ext. 214
FREE DIRECTV 4 Room system NO credit
card required! 250+ Channels! Starts
$39.99! FREE DVR or HD receiver! Also, Dish
Network $19.99! FREE Movie Channels!
1-800-490-1814
GARDEN CART, RUBBERMAID, EXC. COND.
$30.00. CALL 863-465-5653.
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. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
JET DOCK/ Hold 2 Sea Doo's Floating, Cost
$3800 new. Sacrifice $1500. Call 863-382-
9475.
King matress like new $100 call 863-471-
0446 or 863-381-4340
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'
POOL TABLE/ 8FT Oak Craft master. Like new.
$1,500. All Accessories included, will deliver.
Call 863-655-2689 after 6 P.M.
ROCKING HORSE ( METAL STAND) ALMOST
LIKE NEW. WILL MAKE A GREAT GIFT.
$30.00. CALL 863-402-2285. ;
STOP FORECLOSURE guaranteed Tnis is not
nanl rupl.:y W o not buy houses
1-800-771-4453 ext. 3550
www house911.com
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.


7310 Bargain Buys
2 ALBINO Ferrtets 7ms old. 2 Level Cage,
Fod L.Her. ,l $225 Cail863-452-1275
2 Cal Liner Do es EIc Complele wilh oiner
items Lurin Like new $5000 Call 863-385-
7353.
AP]TIOUE VANITY WITH BIG MIRROR OLD
WHITE PAINT HALF STRIPPED $6000
CALL 863-382-3799.
APPLIANCES WASHER, DRYER WALL
OVEN, COOK TOP, AMNA SIDE BY SIDE
FRIDGE BLACK. $45.00 EACH. WILL SPLIT
863-655-0093 SEBRING.
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 ELMOSII 10th An-
niversary Edition., English Version $7500
186344-1-2433
CAMCORDER AIPTEKS MPVR 2006 record.
audio video TVIn Doi $12500
l863)458.0551

CHINA CABINET, IVORY SATIN, LIGHTED
MIRRORED BASE WITH GLASS SHELVES,
$250.00 CALL 863-382-3799.
CHRISTMAS DISHES- 2 sets of Christmas
holly design 20 pc place set per set, set 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 wall clocks;.all work, ex-
cellent condition, six to-choose from.. Each-
$15.00, or less, Call (863)471-1546 anytime.
COFFEE TABLE- light oak finish; excellent con-
dition, 16" H x 36" sq. Asking $20.00 obo
Call (863)471-1546 anytime.
COMMODE, 3 in 1 shower seat & above toilet.
Like new $60.00. Call 863-385-2657.
COMPUTER 17 MON CD INTERNET $60.00
CALL 863-644-1435
CRAFTMAN 5 DRAWER TOOL CHEST ON
WHEELS. LIKE NEW $85.00. CALL 863-386-
0936.
DISHWASHER KENMORE- white. $125.00
(863)458-0551
FLOOR MACHINE, PULLMAN / HOLT BRUSH-
ES & PADS. LIKE NEW $250.00. CALL 863-
385-2657.
FLOOR MATE HARD FLOOR CLEANER HOO-
VER $50 00 CALL 863-385-2394
Freon R-12 301b Cyl. $250.00. Call 863-385-
2657.
FREON R-22 301B CYL. $100.00 CALL 863-
385-2657.
3i E UPRIGHT Vac-looks and works excellent-
eC:ionidiloned and guaranteed 30 days $20 00
call 863-402-2285
GUITAR WITH STAND AND AMP FIRST ACT.
$95.00. CALL'863-385-2394.
IMPERIAL FROST FREE 'HEAVYDUTY COMi.
MERCIAL" UPRIGHT FREEZER, $50.00. CALL
863-382-3799.
KING SIZE BED FORSALE/ Nice used king size
bed with frame and headboard. Dark oak
headboard has mirrors and shelves. $100.00.
Call 863-414-2855.
LIKE NEW 12ft trampoline with incloser
$125. Call 465-7394,
MICROWAVE WHIRLPOOL white over stove
1000 watt $70:00 (863)458-0551
OVER 225 outside christmas lights with extra
bulb's $20.00 ,863;47J-1033
PLAY PEN GRACO. $25.00. CALL 863-385-
2394.
RADIAL ARM SAW CRAFTSMAN 10" WITH
STAND. $175.00. CALL 863-385-2394.
ROCKING CHAIRS- two matching maple high
back rockers. Excellent condition. Asking
$40.00 each. (863i471r 1546 anytime


SCREEN DOOR, 36", WHITE, LEFT HINGE,
COMPLETE, $10.00 CALL 863-382-3799.
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


7320 Bargain Buys
WANTED READY TO GO RV'S FOR FAST NO
HASSLE SALE.
WATER PUMP GE 3/4 hp for irrigation or
well $110.00 (863)458-0551


7340 Wanted to Buy
CASH PAID for Used Dish Network Satellite
Receivers. (NOT DIRECTV. (NOT THE AN-
TENNA DISHES) Call Toll-Free
(866) 642-5181 x 1067 Have equipment
with you when calling!

7520 Pets & Supplies
2 FEMALE OLDER DAUSCHUNDS FREE TO A
GOOD HOME. CALL 863-382-2091.
AKC REGISTERED. LAB puppies. First shots
and health certificates. Needs good home.
$400.00. Call 863-452-2526 or 863-449-
0105.
BIRDS FOR sale hand feed Cockatiel, 2 para-
keets. Call 863-781-6912.
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


PET SITTING BI THE HOUR OR DAY PER-
FESSIONAL CARE EXCELLENT REFERENCES
CALL 863-781-6912
Snirir;u puppies CKC reg 1 male $550
1 lemale $650 now taking depoils Call 385-
8676.

7. 0 Fresh Fruits &
7 Vegetablesr
YOU-PICK- Sirawberres. Navels,
Oranges & Grapefruil. (8631382-4348

7560 Medical Supplies
& Equipment
2003 BRUNO electric wheelcnair lih for rear or
venicle. used twice. $850 1863i-47-O-146


7580 Toys
3 TMX ELMOS SEALED IN BOX $7500
EACH CALL 863-441-2433 OR 863-699-6178


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
1977 18FT VIKING. Center Console 85 hp
evenrude Riged lor crapple fishing Runs
greal No trailer $2900 Call quick. Jet 1-
239-850-3403
2005 Stratos 285 Pro XL oassboal /amaha
custom trailer, yamana v 150 lull instrumenr
pack. custom coer Only 50 hours on II 3 year
extended warranty $24,000 call 863-239-8503
2-lowrance e51, 3 bakeries


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v a Fri-Sur, DeL 1Slr-171h 9-5p m Lors of Misc
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G r geI rom 8-3p m. LOIS of Misc
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Huge Plant sale Indoor,ouldoor and exotic
plus more

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10jrmSpm- Call 382-3622

58-3811 LAKEWOOD Rd Sal-Sun Dec 16-17,
7am-7 Tools men and women clothes, party
dresses s:P 8-10 Lols ol misc, bany car
'eals. swing and more


8050 Boats & Motors
24 FT Harris Pontoon boat solid aluminum
deck 40hp Johnson motor, and trailer all safe-
ty equipment.life vests, 2 anchors, 3 fuel
tanks. less than 5 hrs on rebuilt motor 4350
_.hpkjiew r 7tr Please no calls after
7:30pm 863-385-1711


BIKE MEIJS 10 SPEED WITH E:TRA SEAT.
S$:5 u.1 CALL 863 46-51653


8450 Motor Homes
1999 MONACO L.paalm ij l100 miles grear
iorollIon laded $4 (100) :ajll 863-453-2712


9 100 Motorcycles & ATVs
2003 Su:u', JAR80 1100 ( Peneil Ior
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150ic aimoTi new $i.1200 C.ll 863.j5m1-0ii 9
96' HOr.IDA Retrl 251i : irvind.hiei a Vgs
new rear ire & tjn llrinder 10 0( mIil-.; oel
72mQpa 1800 Call 863.-.3-00i63


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453-8757.
FIND A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL'
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Sunday,'Wednesday and Friday.


95 FORD E350 VAN. 461 Engine. Rear End.
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2027.


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$500i POLiLE IMPOuNDS' Cars Irom $500!
T.v, Repo- US rmarinai anrd IRS sales' Cars.
Tiuics SUV s Ti~lvol's Honda's. Chevy .
iTi frel Fur L Slini,
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$50)C POLICE IMPOUDOS' Cars Irom $500'
Ta, fepos. uS Mjrinal and IRS sales' Cars,
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19,;7 HONDA ACORO Been sininr Dur runs.
Could A,. $1500 BOC Call 863-381-7384
r1'c0 FULL Sil'- Fonrd Bronru 4J-*heel drive
A.I'8- 9 i 2500 j O30 Call 381-7384
1r98 FOPI Wilnliar GL Van 6 Cyl 38.
FrontrRear Air newn Ilres clear $.3 250 obo
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$5500.00 obo 863-414-1738
Tor,ul.i C rmr., le 2005 -Idr silver,' gray
9.00im Clean no sirnhoa, garaged $18,000.
calli863-452-6907


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5448


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PAUSE AND CONSIDER

Jan Merop


Unwrapping

Christmas
Christmas has been
under wraps. And it's time
we unwrap it.
We don't hae to wait
for Christmas Eve or
Christmas morning. This
unwrapping can happen
right no\w.
The first thing to realize
is that the wrapping is not
made of paper, foil. pretty
bags or boxes. The ribbons
that tie it are not sleek.
curly or bright in color, size
or design. And though the
breathless wonder of
Christmas may have been
hidden for a time. the sur-
prise of its unveiling \ ill
never lose its impact.
First we need to go to
the Bible to understand the
gift of Christmas that's in
need of unwrapping a
gift that commercialism all
but buries in mounds of
colored paper and endless
secular stories.
"For God so loved the
world that he gave his one
and only Son, that \whoever
believes in him shall not
perish but have eternal
life," sass John 3. 16, NIV.
Though not the typical
Christmas verse of angels.
mangers, shepherds, and a
star it is the essence of
the Christmas story.
God the Father lovingly
wrapped his gift to us in a
form so miraculous and
yet. so human, that we are
continually astonished by
his amazing surprise.
Because God first loved us.
say the Scriptures. we are
able to lose.
And it's part of the rea-
son we choose to give of
ourselves and our bounty to
others at this season of the
year. Yet. if we unwrap
Christmas a little further.
we will find that beneath
the lights, songs. and activ-
ities of families and friends
there are other gifts withinn
the gift.
It is discovering the mir-
acle of Chnstmas in each
smile. It is hearing heaven-
I. music in words spoken
to one another. It comes to
us on the w ings of a memo-
ry that blesses the heart.
And it is tied up with rib-
bons of kindness that gen-
tly enfold.
God not only helps us
unw\rap Christmas when vwe
see his Son in the right
light. %we are made a"are
that he has also unv\ rapped
the heart of heaven \ hen
he allowed us the presence
of his Son on earth.
And the best part is that
through the indwelling
Holy Spirit in believers, he
dwells with us still. And it
is because of that. we can
know the joy of being
wrapped in his lo\e. peace-
fully at rest in our souls
and able to abide in his
presence e'ery moment of
the day.
Truly unw rap Christmas
for all to see and partici-
pate. And be prepared to
marvel at hoe\ God \will
infuse your life and festivi-
ties with his presence.
Selah.


Jan Merop of Sebring is
a contributttig it tiler of the
News-Sun. Her book
'Pause and Consider'is
available at the News-Sun.




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SECTION C SUNDAY. DECEMBER 17. 2006


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING. FLA.






GOOD GIRL5


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ROMONA HASHINGTONINes. Sun
Tonva Kahn-Porter left is surprised by Santa Claus who presents her with a teddy bear and a sack full
of prizes worth $1.000 from the Lunch Club Wednesday. Kahn-Porter was chosen as the 'Good Girl' for
doing such good deeds this past year in Highlands County. There were 100 women who submitted their
names last month. Kahn-Porter was sery excited about getting the prizes but really loved the teddy bear
so she could give it to her son, Gunner. who has cerebral palsy.



Kahn-Porter's good deeds stem from


wanting to help children like her son


ROMONA WASHlINGTON/Ne .-Sun
The Sebring Elks Lodge was filled with "Good Girls' during the
Lunch Club Wednesday meeting last Wednesday. Five Sebring
women were chosen out of a list of 100 entries and recognized for
the good deeds they have done in Highlands County this past year.
The "Good Girls' (from left) Olive Parker, Debbie DeCerbo, Melissa
Stanley, Millie Sanders and Tonya Kahn-Porler stand to be recog-
nized.


Top 5 Good Girls named

By CINDY MARSHALL
NVghtl' lt.tind EdMitr
SEBRING
here were 100 members of Lunch Club Wednesday who
submitted entries for the "Good Girl" contest, and last
week the top five finalists were announced.
A total of 11,000 worth of prizes went to the overall winner in
the club. whichh is a networking group for \omen in Highlands
County that meets at the Sebring Elks Lodge once a month. Santa
Claus came to the Wednesday meeting to present four finalists
with prizes as well as aw arding Ton a Kahn-Porter. of Sebnng.
the grand prize
A local committee chose 10 ladies who have done some spec-
tacular good deeds this past year. Then Anna Wright, a profes-
sional bookkeeper from West Virginia, selected the top fi'e win-
ners.
Besides Kahn-Porter, the other winners \ere Melissa Stanley.
Debbie DeCerbo, Millie Sanders and Olive Parker. all of Sebring.
Each of these four finalists received a poinsettia. a free lunch and
some cookies from Santa.
Kahn-Porter received a spa gift certificate from Tonya
Trombley at Back In Touch Day Spa. Sebring; three-month fit-
ness membership to Florida Hospital's Ha y ood Fitness Center,
including a session with a personal trainer and full evaluation.
and a basket of goodies from Florida Hospital Heartland
Di\ ision; six gift certificates for a complete traditional Christmas
dinner at Jeni's On South Lake in Avon Park from 12-6 p.m.
Christmas Day: hair style and color plus the "Hair with Flair"
hands-on workshop to learn ho\w to replicate a salon-ready look
donated by Chanea Turner with The Studio of Health and Beauty,
Sebrng: a beaded cross and earrings by Debi Deloney at Just
Bead It Design: an embroidered fitness tote. isor and workout
to\el from Lisa Foster and Laurel Fassino at Embroidery and
Beyond. Sebring; a basket of fun 'flashing" items for the holi-
dass from Wanda Reeves, the Blinky Lady: chocolate covered
strawberries from Sunita Holladay: a poinsettia donated by Debra
Graves of AIIStar Car Sales. Sebring: mandarin cashmere four-
piece bod) set from Olive Parker of Arbonne International
Independent Consultant; $50 Publix gift certificate donated by
Diana Albritton of Albritton Insurance Services, Sebring; and a
three-month subscription to the News-Sun.
Kahn-Porter's entry said, "I manage to take care of my son,
work, etc. with zero help. I'm a single mother of a cerebral palsy
child and also sit on the board volunteenng for Florida Hospital
NICU neonatal intensive care unit) unit in Orlando. I am the link
online for parents with children suffering \ ith PVL. I receive
phone calls 24 hours a day. seen days a week completely volun-
teer. I also volunteer at my son's school (Fred Wild Elementary
School I and volunteer my time around the community wherever I
am needed. I am extremely busy and do it completely on a volun-
teer basis so I can stay at home with Gunner."
Stanley wrote, "This year I am captain of the Relay for Life
team representing the bank. I am very proud to be working for
the American Cancer Society cause. My team is very excited
about being a team this year, and we are working very hard to
See GIRLS, page 6C


By CINDY MARSHALL
Nighlt/lU'l.k..t Edit.,r
SEBRING
A s 3-Near-old Gunner Porter munched
on his cheeseburger from
NlcD6haald's his mother smiled with
admiration.
"He loves double cheesy burgers at
lMcDonald's." Tonya Kahn-Porter said of her
son as she broke the sandwich up into bite size
pieces for him to eat. She admitted it might not
be the best thing for him to eat but he deserves a
special treat everN now and then.
Kahn-Porter has dedicated her life to helping
her son and other children like him. Gunner.
ho just began attending the prekindergarten
special education program at Fred Wild
Elementary School in Sebring this year, has
cerebral palsy and peri\entricular leukomalacia.
known as PV'L.
Kahn-Porter explained that PVL and cerebral
palsy go hand-in-hand. In understanding PVL.
"peri" means near: "'entricular" refers to the
\entricles or fluid spaces of the brain. "leuko-
malacia" is softening of the white matter of the
brain. Peri\entricular leukomalacia is softening
of the brain near the \entricles. The softening
occurs because brain tissue in this area has died.
PVL is thought to be due to too little blood flow
to that panu of the brain either % hen the baby is a
fetus in the womb. at delivery. or after delivery
during the first days of life. Usually doctors do
not know exactly hen this occurred, according
to the PVL Web site.
Kahn-Porter's willingness to reach out and
help other families ith children in similar situ-
ations resulted in her winning $1.000 \worth of
prizes from the Lunch Club Wednesday last
week. The club is a networking group for
women in Highlands County. A total of 100
women submitted entry forms for the "Good
Girl" contest and Santa Claus came to the
Wednesday meeting to present four finalists
\ ith prizes as well as awarding Kahn-Porter the


grand prize.
"I felt shocked. I really did. I felt sad cause
there had to be someone more worthy," Kahn-
Porter said of being selected as the grand prize
winner. "I wanted to share my stuff with every-
one."
Santa pulled four prize bags filled with cook-
ie ingredients out of his sack for the four final-
ists and jokingly told them to make him some
cookies for Christmas Eve. They also got a free
lunch and a poinsettia. When he got to Kahn-
Porter. Santa ran out of cookies. "I guess this
makes you the winner," Santa said as he reached
down into his bag and presented Kahn-Porter
the big plush brown teddy bear holding a list of
prizes she won.
"I was most excited about winning the teddy
bear so I can gi'e it to Gunner." Kahn-Porter
said.
As a single mother, Kahn-Porter has diligent-
ly worked at home in learning about holistic
therapies and medications for her child's disabil-
ity. She does a lot of research and is constantly
looking for new ideas.
Gunner enjoys equine therapy and Kahn-
Porter has two horses from the Adopt A Horse
program out of Trenton, which was originally in
Sebnng. She gets personally involved in all of
Gunner's therapies.
"I take him to Orlando to do hyperbarics ther-
apy. which is oxygen therapy." Kahn-Porter
said. "I go inside the chamber with Gunner
since he doesn't di\e well."
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treat-
ment that is used to treat a limited but diverse
series of illnesses such as carbon monoxide poi-
soning and help in healing some wounds.
Hyperbaric oxygen is a simple concept. By pro-
Siding pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber.
doctors are able to deliver two to three times
that which can be provided by breathing 100
percent oxygen with no increase in pressure.
This "hyperbaric' ior high pressure) dose of
See DEEDS, page 6C


CINDY MARSHALL/News-Sun
Gunner Porter, 3, fits a block in the hole as his teacher Barbara Marcy holds the container. Gunner's
mom, Tonya Kahn-Porter, watches as he tries this skill at the prekindergarten special education class at
Fred Wild Elementary School, Sebring.


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News-Sun, Sunday, December 17, 2006


ARTS & LEISURE




December birthdays get lost in holiday rush


If you have a December
birthday, it can get rather lost in
the mad rush of holiday deco-
rating, special parties, and visi-
tors. I can remember wishing
my birthday were in the spring
or summer so I would get win-
ter clothes for Christmas and
summer clothes for my birth-
day. Sometimes we have to set-
tle for what we get ... like
Esmeralda Santiago in her biog-
raphical remembrance "A Doll
for Navidades." She was 7-
years-old, one of several chil-
dren, and really wanted a doll
from the Three Magi. She even
wrote them a letter, but
Esmeralda had a 5-year-old sis-
ter who alsowanted a doll. This
family celebration becomes one
of her lifelong memories.
Just because you've had too
many birthdays (can you ever
have enough?), doesn't mean


that you don't have a lot to con-
tribute. Katharine Holabird's
"Angelina's Christmas" helps
us understand that everyone has
a special story to share that will
add to the joy and peace of the
December celebrations.
Eve Bunting and illustrator
Timothy Bush take us to the
forest to see the happiness of
Christmas spreading far beyond
the walls of home. You might
get misty-eyed when you read
"Christmas Cricket" to the kids
or grandkids.
So why did the rain ruin the
plaster at the church? Why was
it so bitterly cold? Why? ... so
that you can share with author
Patricia Polacco the wonder of
the unexpected presents of
Christmas in her poignant tale
of two families, two faiths, and
two lonely people united by a
beautiful piece of handwork, in


"Christmas Tapestry."
"Jan Brett's
Christmas Treasury"
begins with the tradi-
tions of Christmas in
Scandinavian coun-
tries and. turns into
seven stories to wile
away the dark winter
hours. Her gorgeous
drawings add so much
to the beauty and fas-
cination of this book,
combining seven of
her most famous, best-


LIBRARY LINES

Carolyn
Hesselink


selling tales, which ends with
her wonderful illustrations of
"The Night Before Christmas."
It's the old problem of the cat
and the mice. Not that the mice
see themselves as a problem.
They, however, always have to
contend with a sneaky cat and


finally find a solu-
tion to the spoiler of
their good times in
the advice of an old
rat. If their plan suc-
ceeds, they will ring
in a Happy New
Year for them, but
maybe not for That
Cat. Read all about
it in Nick
Butterworth' s
"Jingle Bells."
Now here's two
books that help
explain how Santa


Claus nearly always knows
what we want. First you should
read "How Santa Got His Job"
so that you realize he wasn't
born with a silver spoon in his
mouth. Getting to be Santa cer-
tainly took a lot of different job
experiences, where, some of his
innovative ideas were not


appreciated. Once he got the
job, however, there was (isn't
there always?) a lot more to it
than he had realized. Now it
was imperative he become
"Santa Claus the World's
Number One Toy Expert." Says
author Maria Frazee, "Santa
Claus gives the exact right toy
to the exact right kid, 99.9 per-
cent of the.time." So now you'll
know just how much work it is
that he does.
Now that I've thought about
it, perhaps having a birthday
and Christmas together in one
glorious, happy, dazzling,
scent-filled month is the best
present a child could ask for.
Traditions carried out with can-
dles make the days fly b.. First
comes Hanukkah, celebrating
the miracle of the Jewish reli-
gious freedom as symbolized


by the temple oil lamps burning
for eight days. Advent candles,
remembering the birth of Jesus,
begin being lighted the fourth
Sunday before Christmas Day,
with four symbolizing hope,
peace, joy, and love and the
fifth one, lit on Christmas Day,
called the Christ Candle.
Advent means "coming."
Kwanzaa candles stand for
unity, beginning the day after
Christmas.

Carolyn Hesselink is the admin-
istrative secretary of the
Highlands County Library
System. Library cards are
always free. For information,
call 452-3803 in Avon Park,
402-6716 in Sebring, or 699-
3705 in Lake Placid; or visit the
Internet Web site at
http://www.myhlc.org.


PLACES to


ORSHIP


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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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


BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Christ cen-
tered and biblically based. Sunday
worship services, 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. Children's worship service, 11
a.m. Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bible class-
es at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all
ages. Spanish worship service, 7
p.m. Friday. Choir practice at 4:45
p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-
6556. Pastor Ken Geren, Interim
Pastor.
* Bethany Baptist Church,
(GARBC), Christ-centered, biblical-
ly based, family focused church on
'798 C-17A South, Avon Park, FL
(corner of SR-17 and C-17A Truck
Route). Pastor: David L. Conrad.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning
Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Service, 6
p.m.; AWANA Club for children age
3 to sixth grade is 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday. Team45 teen group.
(with Pastor Ben Kurz) and Adult
Prayer and Praise time meet at 7
p.m. Wednesday. Nursery care is
provided for all services. For more
information, phone 452-1136.
* Cornerstone Baptist Church -
No matter.where you come from, no
matter who you are, there is a place
for you at Cornerstone. You'll enjoy
a blend of traditional and praise and
worship music, friendly people, and
relevant messages from God's
Word. Currently meeting in the con-
ference room of the new Holiday Inn
Express, 4400 U.S. 27 North,
Sebring, across from Tanglewood
Resort. Service times are' 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Nursery
and childcare provided for morning
service. For information, call 314-
0932. Pastor Randy Gaines.
* Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.
Deaf interpretation available. Ken
Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Evening Service, 7
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Michael Roberts,


Pastor. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax:
453-6986. E-mail: fellowsh@stra-
to.net.
S.First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Aves, Avon Park.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal, 9 a.m.
Library open, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Spanish Bible
Study (chapel), 10:30 a.m. Library
open, 11 a.m. Morning Worship, 11
a.m. Spanish Worship Service
(chapel),, 4 p.m. ESL, 4:30 p.m.
Youth choir rehearsal, 5:15 p.m.
TeamKid (FLC), 6 p.m. Evening
worship service, 7 p.m. Creative
Movement Ministry. ESL Tuesday
schedule: 9-10 a.m. computer class;
10 a.m. to noon conversational
English; 7-9 p.m. computer class
and conversational English. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 5 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth activ-
ities and prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m.
Bible study and worship choir prac-
tice; 7 p.m. Spanish' Bible study
(chapel) ,and ..,mission groups.
Friday: 7 p.m. Spapnish prayer meet-
ing. Nursery provided for all servic-
es. LifeGroups (Bible studies) are-
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24-
hour: prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family, friends
and faith. Sunday morning worship
service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provid-
ed for both services with Children's
Church at 11 a.m. Life changing
Bible Study for all ages starts at
9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Alien
Altvater leads the youth in their
quest to become more like Christ.
Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer
meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth
worship in the youth facility, and
missions training for all children.
Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship servic-
es.are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the 11
a.m. worship service. Wednesday
evening, a youth group meets at 7
p.m. and is for grades seventh
through 12th. Also at 7 p.m., is a
prayer service followed by adult
choir rehearsal at 8 p.m. First Lorida
is the "Place to discover God's
love." Marcus Marshall, senior pas-
tor. Randy Chastain, associate pas-
tor. Mike Ford, bus captain. Bus
rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.
worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For more infor-
mation about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
* First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr.
James Henry, pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Bill Cole,
associate pastor education; Scott
Sjoblom,.student ministry director.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for chil-
dren, youth and adults from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's
Day Out for children age 6 weeks to
5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director.
Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
401 South Florida Ave., Avon Park.
Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St.,
Avon Park, FL 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


453-5556; e-mail is
theavenue@earthlink.netl and Web
site is www.ourchurch.com/mem-
ber/t/theavenue. Special
Announcement: Florida Avenue
Baptist Church in Avon Park cordial-
ly invites you to join us on Sunday
December 17th at 11:00 a.m. for our
Christmas Cantata presentation of
"Bethlehem Morning" Please join us
and celebrate this blessed
Christmas season.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School.
- 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship -
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening 6
p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
S Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.:
Evening Service 6.. p.m. Mid-week
service,-Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily-
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor
Duane Bell. Phone 382-4301.
* Open Door Baptist Church,
located in the Sebring Square shop-
ping center in the Music Makers
Music Store (between Winn Dixie
and the pet store). The Bible is our
doctrine. Our faith is the Lord Jesus
Christ. "Come let us search the
Scriptures together." Everyone is
cordially invited to attend. Bible
study, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 11
a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday evening service, 6 p.m.
Pastor Rev. James R. Stevens. For
information, call 402-5699.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas-
tor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home
phone: 655-0967. Affiliated with the
National Association of Free Will
Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Mike
Adams, Pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir
practice 8 p.m..Nursery provided.
For information, call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chucki Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
0. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder-
garten through fifth grade, 6:30
p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m.. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
* Spring Lake Baptist Church,
7408 Valencia Road, Sebring, FL,
33876. Phone: 655-2610. Pastor
Tom Kesinger. Independent, funda-
mental, affiliated with the GARBC.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
morning service, 10:45 a.m.;
Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday prayer meeting and
Bible study, 7 p.m.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Dr. George R.
Lockhart, pastor; and Nathan
Didway, director of student min-
istries. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;


Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service,
6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, 6 p.m.;,
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. ,Youth
Worship, 6:30 p.m. and Team Kids,.
6:30 p.m. Nursery provided Sunday
and Wednesday. For information,
call 382-3695.
* Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. Phone: 382-6265, Prayer
line,' 385-6788. Pastor Steve
Tnnkle Sunday: Worship Services,
10:30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m." Sunday
School. for all ages at 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Service, 6:30
p.m. Ministry opportunities for the
entire family through Worship, Bible
Study, Discipleship, Music, Student
and Children's Ministries, Missions
and Fellowship. Child Development
Center available for ages 1-5 from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 Easi Main St:. Avon
Park 453-4757. Father Gerald P.
Grogan, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass
is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in
Spanish; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Sunday; Weekdays at 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday.
Confessions are at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday. Religious Education
Classes are 8:50-10 a.m.
September through May for grades
prekindergarten through 12th. Youth
Nights for fifth grade and older are
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St.,
Sebring, FL 33870), 385-0049. The
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30
a.m.and noon Spanish .Mass:
Confessions: 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday
and 7:15-7:45 a.m. on first Friday, or
on request. Daily Mass, 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday. Faith
Formation Classes for grades
kindergarten through fifth, 9-10:15
a.m. Sunday in the parish hall
(Rebecca Propst, coordinator of
Faith Formation for grades kinder-
garten through eighth, 385-7844.)
The: Edge Program for grades sixth
through eighth is from 6:45-8:15
p.m. Wednesday. in the. Youth.
Center (Rebecca Propst). Life Teen
for high school students from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Youth
Center. (William Sr. and Sandy
Manint, youth ministers, 382-2222).
Adult Faith Formation and people
waiting to be Catholic in the Youth
Center from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
(William Manint Sr., program direc-
tor, 385-0049). Choir rehearsal from
7-9 p.m. Wednesday in church.
Robert Gillmore, director of music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid,
465-3215. Father Vincent Llaria,
Pastor. Mass schedule: Summer
(May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4
p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays, 9 a.m. Winter (Nov. 1 to
April 30) Saturday, 4 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8
a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first
Saturday at 9 a.m.


CHRISTIAN

E Eastside Christian Church, 101
Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
(two miles.east of U.S. 27 on
County Road 621), 465-7065.
Stephen Bishop, pastor. S.C.
Couch, associate pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; fellowship,
9:45 a.m. with refreshments; and
Worship Celebration with the Lord's
Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Janet Couch, sec-
retary; Thelma Hall, organist; and
Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m,;
"Building for all generations." "Jesus


Christ, the Way, Truth and Life. Alive
and worth the drive."
* First Christian Church, 1016 W.
Camphor St.. Avon Park, FL 33825
(across from McDonald'st. Bill
Raymond, minister. Tammy Jorns,
secretary, and children's director.
Jon Carler, music minister. Sunday
schedule: 9 a.m. Bible School; 10
a.m. worship; and 6 p.m. fellowship
groups, young adults meet at
church building; other groups meet
in vanous 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. Juanila
Roberts, ministerial assistant.
Sunday ,Schopl. 9 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 1030 a.m.; and Children's
Church, 1.0:30 a.m. Thursday, Youth
Fellowship, 7 p.m.; Disciples Prayer
Group, 7 p.m.
* Iglesia Cristiana de
Restauracion. 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tel. 452-
0745. Dr. Pastor Pascual
Hernandez. Orden de servicios:
Domingo 2 p.m. .Escuela Biblica
classes para todos. Domingo 3:30
p.m. Adoracion y Predicacion.
Martes 7 p.m. Conociendo las
Escrituaras. Jueves 7 p.m. Clamor a
Dios-Oracion. Estan todos
Bienvendios. Si no tiene una Iglesia
donde ir, haga esta su Iglesia. En
esta Iglesia Nunca seras un estra-
no.
* Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
Sam Wirick-Velez, Youth Minister;
Cora Schwingel, Children's Director.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday,
School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m.; Wednesday night
meals, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday
Bible Study, 6 p.m. Phone 382-
6676.


CHRISTIAN &
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,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-1466.
Sunday School classes for children,
youth and adults at 9:30 a.m.
Christian worship:at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Carlos Santiago.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

* Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services, 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available'at every service. Bible
Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, 7 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 an invitation for
you and your family to visit with us
here at Sebring Parkway Our hours
o. service are: Sunday Biole Class,'.
9 a.rr; Sunday Worship Service., 10
a.m.: Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7
p.m.


CHURCH OF GOD

* Living Waters Church of God,
4571 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL
33875. Sunday: Homecoming serv-
ice, 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 OF NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

* Community Bible Church -
Churches of Christ in Christian
Union, (Orange B'lossom
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








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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, -3. Lake June Road. Lake0
SPlacid. 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,
2740 Lakeview Drive Sebring
Church phoner 385-7848, Faiih's'
Cibser phori:'r 385-2782'. G ary-
Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry,
Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8
a.m. Sunday; Sunday School for
children and adult Bible classes is
9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship serv-
ice, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth group
meets at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Communion is served the first and
third and fifth Sunday of the month.
Sunday worship service is broad-
cast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m.
each Sunday. Educational opportu-
nities include weekly adult Bible
studies. Special worship services
are on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas
Eve, New Year's Eve and Easter.
Midweek services are during Advent
and Lent. Faith's Closet Resale
Shop is open to the community from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All are warmly welcome in the fami-
ly of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
provided. Social activities: Choir,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation, of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in,fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. Weekday
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30
a.m. For more information, call Rev.
Richard Fyffe at 385-2293 or 385-
5793.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 East Main Street, Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Sunday school is at
9:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday (October
through May 6). Coffee and fellow-
ship hour follow the service.
Wednesday worship, (year round) 7
p.m. Office phone number is 453-
6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel, Johnson, youth and family
life.Pastor Norris will officiate at the
8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Communion
Services. Worship schedule for
November through Easter: Worship
service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion
services, first and third Sundays;
(Children's Church, 11 a.m. only);
and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m.
Worship schedule for summer
through fall: Worship service, 9
a.m.; Communion services, first and
third Sundays; Education Hour
10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent
and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy


Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday. 7 and 10 a.m.;
Chnstmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group, Senior
,Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, director.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring. Sunday:
First Worship Service and Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10:45
a.m. A nursery is provided for chil-
dren up to 2 years old. Evening:
Junior and Senior Youth, 5:06 p.m.
and evening service, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: .Friends (,les 3 years
to,.l1hh grade, 6:15.P .m, ani.aditl
Biole studies, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene,
Benglson, pastor; Todd Patterson,
associate pastor; and Wayne
Henderson, youth pastor. Church
office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m.
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester
Osbeck. A small friendly church
waiting for your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m. A nursery and children's church
are provided. The church is part of
Christian International Ministries
Network, a full gospel, non-denomi-
national ministry. Linda M. Downing,
minister: Phone, 314-9195, lindad
owning@hotmail.com. Casey L.
Downing, associate minister:
Phone, 385-8171,.
caseydowning@hotmail.com. Web
site is www.christiantraining.us.
* 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@ highlandscommunitycom
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros
y sanidad, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m.
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi-
ence the power of the word of Jesus
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir-
acle and healing. It is bilingual.
Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893.
* Unity of Sebring Family
Worship Centre at the Centre for
Positive Living, member of the
Association of Unity Churches, 204
S. Orange St., Sebring, FL 33870
(between Highlands County
Courthouse and Sebring Middle
School). Sunday Celebration
Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care
available. Adult Discussion Group, 9
a.m. Sunday. Weekly classes,
Christian Bookstore, Prayer Ministry
and Spiritual Counseling also avail-
able. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister. For information, call 471-
1122.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-


ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
worship. 11:15 a.m. Wednesday -
Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30
p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and
Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each
month. Youth ministry is fourth
Sunday. Women's Ministry is fifth
Sunday. 'Where there is no vision
my people perish."
* The Way Church meets at Dee's
Place, 128 N. Ridgewood Drive,
Sebring. Time schedule for Sunday
is refreshments and fellowship at 9
a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
and worship service at 10:30 a.m.
The Way is a church family who
gathers for contemporary worship,
teaching of God's Word, prayer and
fellowship. Come early and stay
after for fellowship time. Child care
and children's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor,
bux@strato.net. The Way A place
for you.. Phone: 381-6190;
www.TheWayChurch. org. :


PRESBYTERIAN" .i, '

* Coiveiariit PrOdsbt ~liah" Ch QiO~
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113.. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, 10:30
a.m.' Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:
covpres@strato.net; Web site:
www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church ARP,
215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on
LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.
Phone; 453-3242. The Rev. Robert
Johnson is the pastor. Fellowship
time, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30
a.m.; Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;
Children's Church, 10:45 a.m.; and
Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Other weekly activilies- Wednesday
Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible
study, 10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday
lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; and
choir practice, 6:30 .p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP,
319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. 385-0107. Sunday School,
all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship
Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Senior
High Youth Group (teens), 6:30-8:15
p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study,
10:30 a.m.; '"KFC" Kids for Christ
Youth Group (grades first through
fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir rehearsal,
5:30 p.m. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pas-
tor. Tracey A. Bressette, director of
Christian education.
* 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 1,0:45 a.m. in Friendship
Hall. A variety of Sunday school
classes for adults and children are
at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office
for. more information about the
classes offered. Nursery is provided
for babies and toddlers; while young
children up to second grade have a
special Children's Church offered
during the worship service to help
them grow in their spiritual knowl-
edge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Thursday of the month,


September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of Ine month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p m. each
Wednesday. September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard Wedig.
Choir Director: Suzan Wedig.
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,
slpc@tnni.net; Web -site,
http: sipc.presoychurch org.


SEVENTH-DAYADVENTIST

* Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 2106 N. State Road 17,
Sebring; 385-2438.. Worship
Services: 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Bible
study: 11 a.m. Saturday, preaching:
7:15 p m. Tuesday, prayer meeting.
Community service: 9-11 a.m. every
Monday. Health van ministry: 9-11
a.m. every second Thursday of the
month. Pastor Gregg Aguirre.
* Walker Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd Avon Park. Phorn:'453-1
661 oFr e-mail' ivmcsltrato.hnet.'
Saturday morning worship service is
at 11 a.m.; Sabbath School, 9:30
a.m.; Adventist Youth in Action
(AYA), 4 p.m. apd Vespers one hour
before sunset. Wednesday prayer
meeting 7 p.m. Senior Pastor Paul
Boling; Associate Pastor Eben
Aguirre; and Youth Pastor Tom
Baker. Walker Memorial Academy
Christian School offering education
for kindergarten through 12th
grades.


THE CHURCH OF LATTER
DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

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


and 10:55 a.m. Contemporary
Sunday Worship at 9:40 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:40 and 10:55.
a.m. Youth meeting, 5:30-8 p.m.
Sunday Youth After School Ministry.
3-5 p.m. Tuesday. Rick Heilig, youth
director. Children's After School
Ministry. 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday. The 10 55 a.m. Sunday
worship service is broadcast over
WITS 1340 on AM dial. Tnere is a
nursery available at all services.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., Lake
Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev;
Douglas S. Pareli, senior pastor
Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assis-
tant. Sunday schedule: :Heritage
worship service at 8:30 a.m.;
Sunday school for all ages at 9:30
a.m.: Celebration worship service at
10.45 a m.: Youth fellowship for
sixth through 12th graders at 5-7
p.m.; Bible fellowship class at 6
p.m.: and modern worship experi-
ence at 7 p.m. Nursery care provid-
ed every Sunday morning. We offer
Christ-centered Sunday school.
classes.-youth programs. BiOle stud-'
ies, book studies abdCl histianiffei--
lowship. For more details, call the
church office at 465-2422 or go to
the Web site at www.memori-
alumc.com.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872; Sebring Country
Estates. The Rev. Ronald
DeGenaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday
School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 8 a.m. (November-April)
and 10:30 a.m. (all year). Hispanic
worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Sunday school classes are for all
ages, both English and Hispanic.
Phone 382-1736.
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
Sebring. The Rev. Dale Schanely,
Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship,
9:55 a.m., adults and children;
Fellowship hour. 11 a.m. after wor-
ship service; Prayer and Bible
Study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir
rehearsal 7 p.m., Thursday. United
Methodist Men, 8 a.m. second
Saturday. United Methodist Women,
1 p.m. first Thursday. Church office
phone, 655-0040.


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

* Emmanuel United Church of
Christ, 3115 Hope Street, Sebring,
FL 33875. Sunday worship, 9:30
a.m. Children's Christian Education,
9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome at
Emmanuel. We are located 1.7
miles west of U.S. 27 on Hammock
Road. For more information, call the
church office at 471-1999 or e-mail
to eucc@strato.net or check our
website 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-
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raise money for this cause.
I am also involved with the
Highlands Association of
Realtors Relay for Life team.
This year, we are doing a fash-
ion show in two weeks where I
will be a model along with
cancer survivors.
"Also with the Realtors
Association I helped out with
the Family Harvest Festival
where we took donations to
benefit the mission.
"Also I am a member of
Rotary Club of Highlands
County where I sold $1,100
worth of apples."
DeCerbo wrote, "Although
my mother-in-law passed in
February 2005, my joy was
being a full-time caregiver for
18 months ,which was a joyous
experience for me. I continue
to help a friend who is 90
years old and currently living
at The Palms and my best girl-
friend Barb who lives at the
Kenilworth Care and Rehab.


She has MS (multiple sclero-
sis) and has the use of just her
eyes, ears, mouth and brain.
We make a great team. I have
the arms and legs, and she has
the memory. I love being a
caregiver."
Sanders wrote, "I helped my
sister who lives in Tampa who
was diagnosed with terminal
cancer. I took over paying
bills, planted flower beds in
her house and took her back
and forth to hospital for treat-
ments. She has been out of
work and no funds. I helped
with getting her set up % ith
disability from Social Security,
which took from January to
August to get approved."
Parker wrote, "I returned a
wallet just yesterday to a 10-
year-old boy whose mom is in
jail. The wallet contained only
a quarter and a picture of his
mom with a note on the back
saying she loved him and to
always 'keep her picture with
him.'"
Diana Albritton, coordinator
of Lunch Club Wednesday.


stated that "everyone in the
club is a good girl and
deserves recognition."
Betty Springsteen, an inde-
pendent consultant with
Pampered Chef, received the
CeCe Courage award. She got
a $25 gift certificate and
flower donated by Hobby Hill
Florist, Sebring.
Charleen "Charlie" Stroup, a
licensed mental health coun-
selor, licensed practical nurse,
certified addictions profession-
al and certified family media-
tor with Daybreak Behavioral
Health at Florida Hospital, was
the speaker. She spoke on
"Holiday Stress."
A Holiday Showcase
allowed local businesses
women to display their prod-
ucts and services before and
after the meeting.
The ne\t meeting is
Wednesday, Jan. 10. Doors
open at 11:30 a.m. The lunch-
eon/meeting starts at 12:10
p.m.
For more information, call
Albritton at 381-8170.


DEEDS
Continued from 1C
oxygen offers distinct thera-
peutic benefits.
Kahn-Porter noticed a huge
difference in Gunner and her-
self after taking the treatments.
She said her nails grew back
stronger and better.
"The procedure is very cost-
ly," Kahn-Porter said. Her
aunt, Elsa Kahn, and a friend
do fund-raisers for Gunner to
help pay for some of his treat-
ments.
Funds are limited and since
Gunner started school, Kahn-
Porter ,as finally able to pur-
sue a job. She starts working
uhis coming \week at Sabrina &
Co. in Sebring as an airbrush
tanner. She had been doing it
privately and as a hobby for
three years.
She just got Social Security
for Gunner six months ago,
even though she filed his appli-
cation when he w\as first born.
Medicaid also just started
recently.


Kahn-Porter moved to
Sebring at the age of 2 and has
been a resident since then. She
graduated from Sebring High
School. Her parents who live
in Sebring provide some sup-
port when it is needed.
While taking care of her
son, Kahn-Porter reaches out to
other parents with similar situ-
ations. For three ears, she is
on call 24 hours a day, seven
days a week on the PVL Web
site to help parents of children
with PVL.
She has served on the
Flonda Hospital Parents
Ad\ isorn Board at the neonatal
intensive care unit in Orlando
for the past three \ears.
"Parents coming to the
NICU have no one to talk to or
relate to \ ho have been in the
same situation." Kahn-Porter
said. That is until she steps up
to the plate and extends her
hand and heart to these fami-
lies.
In addition to the Lunch
Club Wednesday group. Kahn-
Porter belongs to the Mothers
of Preschoolers i MOPS i club
in Sebring. Both groups pro-
vide her "friendships and so


much fellowship."
Of course, Kahn-Porter is
e\tensixel\ in\ol\ed with
Gunner's school and is looking
to volunteer more. She sur-
prised his class in November
on his birthday\ dressed as the
cartoon dog from "Blues
Clues."
No matter how hard Kahn-
Porter tried to talk about her
involvement in the community,
she always came right back to
\\here her heart belongs ...:with
Gunner.


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Seminoles daily artifacts



on display at museum


Courtesy photo
Carol VanAuken-Haight proudly stands in front of the Robert Butler giclee, 'Hammock Creek,' she won.



Carol VanAuken-Haight



wins Robert Butler giclee


On Nov. 18, the California
Toe Jam Band played to a
record crowd here at Highlands
Hammock State Park.
Estimated attendance was
around 700 people. Everyone
had a great time at the concert
and there was much anticipa-
tion over who would win the
Robert Butler giclee,
"Hammock Creek."
Just in case you weren't able
to join us that night, we wanted
to announce our winner and
share some information with
you about her. Carol
VanAuken-Haight was the
rather surprised winner of this
beautiful reproduction.
VanAuken-Haight shared that
she bought her tickets last
spring, opting for the six tickets
for $50. "The second ticket in
the bunch was the winner, so
it's a good thing I didn't buy
just one," she said. VanAuken-
Haight bought them, put them
away and promptly forgot about
them.
When: she returned,'. to
Sebring recently from her sum--
mer home in Hartford, Mich.,
she came to visit the park again.
She and her husband have been
coming to Sebring for about
four years. "Nature is really
new to me," VanAuken-Haight
said. She had previously
worked as a lawyer and as a
university educator, so free time
was not something she often
had. "We had visitors come one
year and I just didn't know
what to do with them."
Someone suggested they take
them out to the Hammock. 'The
day we went was cold, nasty,
and really miserable,'
VanAuken-Haight reminisced.
"We went on the C. press
Swamp trail and saw signs that
referred to the knees. We had no
idea what this was all about and
we walked that trail intently


looking for some sort
of knees,"
VanA uken -Ha ight
laughed. "All we
could find were these
pointy things. stick-
ing up and we 'all-
wondered what they;
were.'
VanAuken-Haight
soon discovered that
those pointy things
were indeed the
knees for which she
had been searching.
She also discovered


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FLOOR

Dorothy


all sorts of other
interesting things, such as a
water moccasin, white-tailed
deer, alligators, armadillos,
feral hogs and all types of
birds."I can't really say what
part of the park is my favorite,
but I can say that the Hammock
is now my favorite place to go
in Sebring," she confided.
She's now begun joining the
rangers on Monday morning
nature walks. "My husband is a
golfer, so I spend a lot of time
"on mi own looking for. new
things to enjoy." Initially
VanAuken-Haight said she was
terrified to walk alone in the
park. Over time she's gotten
braver and she's just .recently
started to walk the trails, as well
as the "Loop Drive."
VanAuken-Haight loves them
and enjoys seeing something
new each visit.
She was walking. one
Saturday in the early evening,
and noticed the rangers setting
up for that night's concert. "I
couldn't quite remember if I
had alreadN bought tickets or
had just planned on doing it.
After checking to be sure that I
ddn't have to be present to win,
I went home and looked. Sure
enough, I found them tucked
away from last spring."


When .Ann
Bonnett, president of
the Friends of
H i g h 1 a n d s
Hanmmock, called her
to tell her she had
w on. VanAuken-
SHaight really just
couldn't believe it. "I
just love it," she said.
!EAL "It is just a beautiful
IDA painting."
Our thanks go out
to all the folks who
Harri's
S bought chances and
supported the park in
this endeavor. Special
thanks go out to Highwayman
artist Robert Butler and
Couture's Gallery owner Dick
Couture for creating this oppor-
tunity through their generosity
and love of the park.

Did you know?
Reproductions of
Hammock Creek are available
for purchase at Couture's
Gallery in Sebring.
The next concert will, beat
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and
feature Tanya Lambert's-coun-
try music.
Ranger-led nature walks
are at 10 a.m. Monday. This
activity is included with your
regular park admission, so
come on out and join us some-
time.

Dorothy Harris is a park serv-
.ices specialist at Highlands
Hammock State Park, Sebring.
For details, call 386-6094, For
more information about"
Florida's state parks, visit the
Web site at www.floridas-
tateparks.org.


Last week I described the history of
the Seminole Indians in Florida. I
learned about the history and culture of
the Seminole Indians at the Ah-Tah-.
Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress
Reservation.
The exhibits depict the lives of the
Seminoles in south Florida during the
late 1800s. Hunting, cooking, travel, ,
marriage, folklore and spiritual beliefs
are portrayed. Rare artifacts include NEWS
moccasins and leggings, turtle shell T
rattles, bracelets and beaded sashes,
and medicine baskets. The museum WATE
also features exhibits of its own hold-
ings, including Seminole war-period Jennife
swords and firearms, beaded shoulder -
bags, and Seminole patchwork.
Our tour guide weaved a story of everyday life
for Seminoles of the past. Hunting was the duty
of the men. A single man would have only a few
essential items with him on a short hunting trip: a
weapon (gun and/or bow), ammunition pouch,
moccasins and leggings, a blanket worn as a tur-
ban, and a handkerchief around the neck to wipe
:sweat from the face. When hunting small animals
,such as squirrels, a blunt arrow would be used so
-as not to pierce the meat. On extended hunting
trips, the men of the' clan would go out together
and set up a camp. Then the\ would go their sep-
arate \ia\s to hunt.
When the men returned home, the women
were in charge of skinning and tanning the hides
and making items such as leggings and moc-
casins. Anything extra the\ had the\ would take;
to sell or trade. .
Seminole women had their own income and
were independent in their wealth long before
non-Indian women were allowed to manage their'
own affairs. Any extra money that a Seminole.
woman had might be used to purchase beads.
Beads were also an important courting gift. The
necklace beads were glass, and about the size of
a pea. Light blue, dark blue, and red appear to
have been the most favorite colors. The beads
were made in Italy and the country once known
as Czechoslovakia where they were shipped to
bead distributors in the northeastern United
States.
Beads were an important part of a Seminole
woman's daily routine. Upon waking, a woman
would take the graduated bunches of beads from
the basket where they were stored overnight.
Meticulously, she would gather them around her.
neck, tying, each bunch together with a string.
Soon, they would'be mounded from shoulders to
neck. She would go about her daily duties and at
night the process was reversed. With scissors.
she would clip the strings.holding-the bunches,
beginning at the neck and lay them neatly in the
basket. After a day in the southern Florida humid-
ity, her neck would be puckery like hands left too:
long in water.
Tending gardens and cooking were the duty of


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the women also. They did not neces-
sarily adhere to the "three meals per
day' schedule, eating only when hun-
gry. Throughout the course of the day a
pot of hot soup or sofkee would be kept
on the fire.
In the spring Seminoles celebrate
the Green Corn Dance. In earlier times,
the Green Corn Dance marked an
important occasion when Seminoles
FROM from different camps and areas would
IE get together. Men and women separate
into different "camps" according to
RSHED their clans. At the Green Corn Dance,
Seminoles participate in purification
rAbbey and manhood ceremonies. Tribal dis-
-- putes are also settled during this time.
The gathering will include hours and
hours of .stomp dancing." the methodical, weav-
ing, single file style of dancing traditional to
Seminole Indians. Following behind a chanting
medicine man or "leader," a string of male
dancers will "answer" each exhortation, while
women dancers quietly shuffle with them, shak-
ers tied to their legs. The shaker displayed in the
museum was made of several turtle shells tied
together.
Seminole Indians l\ ing in the Everglades built'
and lived in chicken structures- palmetto thatch
over a cypress log frame. With a life of constant
fleeing from United States troops in the early
1800s, Seminoles needed a quicker, easier to put
up. disposable shelter while frequently moving to
different camps. The chickee was constructed
with cypress logs and.palm thatch leaves \x oen
together by vines or thin ropes. It had no walls
only a thatched roof that covered the area around
the upward standing cypress logs submerged
shallow \ I\ into the earth. After time the Seminoles
perfected their housing by adding another level to
their chickee making them two stories high \with
living quarters for those more fortunate.
Seminole family or clan lineage runs through
the 'mother. Each Seminole Indian born of a
Seminole mother is a member of her "Clan." a
traditional extended family unit. There are eight
Seminole clans: Panther, Bear, Deer, Wind,
Bigtown, Bird, Snake and Otter. Clan members
are not supposed to marry within their clan.
Husbands traditional\ went to li'e in the wife's
clan camp. When the last female in a clan passes
on, the clan is considered extinct. Several histor-
ical clans, including Alligatrr. are now extinct.
The Panther clan is the largest clan in today's
Seminole Tnbe of Florida.
You can learn more at the Tribe's Web site at
w\ \.seminoletribe.com.

SJennifer- Abbey-.is a Natural-Resource
Conservation Service intern i1 iih it i Highlands
County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Details on the district can be seen at www.high-
landsswcd.org or contact Abbey at
Jennifer.abbey@fl.nacdnet.net or call 402-6545.


Highlands County Homeowners Association meets
SEBRING The Highlands demonstration on the latest levels of violations and four
County Homeowners technology that the sheriff's levels of offenses (fines).
Association Inc. will have its department is using. 'Sherri Cooper will explain
.meeting from 9-11 a.m. Jim Polatti will review some of the new proactive
'Monday at Sebring Country Ordinance No. 05-06-4 (Civil direction from Keep Highlands
Estates clubhouse. Citation Ordinance'1 that will County Beautiful.
SHighlands County Sheriff start being enforced on Jan. 1, Next meeting is Jan. 8.
Susan Benton will give a 2007. The ordinance has two Officers will be elected.


Attend the Church of Your Choice!


Sandee Sander leads


SFCC art workshop


AVON PARK Nationally-
known professional artist
Sandee Sander perhaps best
known for her use of color and
light will lead a three-day oil
painting workshop March 7-9
in the art department, South
Florida Community College,
Highlands Campus.
The full cost of the work-
shop, which includes morning
fruit and pastries, coffee and a
catered lunch, is $400. To regis-
ter and receive a copy of the
workshop supply list, prospec-
tive students should call the art
department directly at (863)
784-7195. Reservations for the
all-day workshops, "Color and
Light in the Landscape," are
due Jan. 12.
Well respected for her
knowledge of color, Sander
shares her techniques with
other artists in her workshops.
Using the color wheel as a tool


to understanding both subtle
and powerful relationships in
the world of colors, Sander
builds a strong foundation in
color awareness in her students.
An emphasis on brushwork
leads her student painters to
stronger paintings as they gain
a comfortable recognition of
the underlying shapes in a com-
position.
Sander believes that painting
is a journey, with each person
traveling at his or her own
speed and in his or her own
style. The pleasure and person-
al satisfaction of painting is a
treasure shared by all partici-
pating in her classes.
In addition to having a
degree in education, Sander has
studied at the Art Students
League in New York City, the
Scottsdale Artists' School in
Arizona, and the University of
Memphis in Tennessee.


An inspire
/ N \,


ia BI^ thought

Pr :21. "Death and life
ar power of the tongue:
an, at love it shall eat the
fru .it of" If you notice in the
scpture, wheneverr the word of
God was spoken, something
always happened. In Genesis 1:3.


God said let there be-
there was light. St. .
eLazarus, come forth, and he t
catme rftlli. Luke 8:54. Jesus said to Jairus aug er.e
Mlaid arise, and her spirit came again, and she arose
straigirtht'ay. You don't have to be afraid to speak. You
may be facing a situation that look as if it will never
change. It may even look ini.ossible. But, once again.
the word of God remnitd us i Luke 18:2.. "And lie
said, tie things whi'Ichi possible/ with men are
possible with God." AT ^I nan'v promises for the
children of God. IIe in h,/ read, and stud' the
'word of God. that e mI uF His promises. Isaiah
55:11, says. "so shall ii be that goeth forth out
of mn\ mouth: it shall t itn unto me void, but it
shall accomplish that I please, and it shall
prosper in the thing tB sent it." The word of
God has been release t Idren of God. So when


the enemy comes, renim
word. Now you speak
what God says out of y
future. Remember, wo.
what you say. Be Encc


God has given you His
.Evervlime you speak
,you send it into your
werful. You can have

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Sew Special stitches its way to perfection


Carmollis can
stitch on any
textile a needle
will go through
By ELIZABETH WALKER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING
Attention to detail
enhances perfection in
the Sew Special shop
as David and Judy Carmolli
and their staff stitch, print and
pack to "be the best" in the
business.
The shop is packed with
decorated items from caps and
T-shirts to jackets and tote
bags. David said they can
stitch on any textile that a riee-


after printing
placed undei
ink to perme
then set. The
to touch witi
or ridges.
After cool
to a packing
folded, sized
vidually seal
If part of a l
grouped in p
This method
more efficiel
inventorying
and producer
The Carm
embroidery
Miami. Whe
finished emb
co-workers,
items decora


die will go
through.
The shop
sparkles with J
crystal, sequins .
and studs
applied to many -
types of textiles.
The 15-needle .
machine can ,.
handle any .
color, blending.
shades to create
almost any tone ,'4
in exquisite ': -.;,::: .:.
embroidery
stitches of
rayon-polyester The orchid T-shirt was
thread. Images embroidered on the 15-needle
of anything can sewing machine for the
be duplicated in Broward County Orchid Club
living color. Orchid Club members
David has received rave reviews when
just returned appearing at the orchid con-
vention wearing the embroi-
from training in deredT-shirts; quickly creat-
North Carolina ing a new market for the
with his new Carmollis embroidery business
textile printing on Alternate 27 South of
machine. He Sebring.
can digitally
manipulate
blemishes or highlight special
areas before it goes through the machines an
special inking process. A gar- are now bus:
ment or fabric is mounted on a orders for cl
frame and passed through the organization
printing machine. Immediately individuals.
Sites are so


Blues Brothers Reviv


AVON PARK The Avon Park Breakfast
Rotary Club is presenting the official Blues
Brothers Revival at South Florida Community
College auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.
Sponsors of the revival show include Florida
Hospital, Highlands Independent Bank, Sevigny
Eye Care Associates, Bill Jarrett Ford and Plaza
Chevrolet.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased


;, the item is
* heat causing the
ate the threads
Result is very soft
i no lumps, bumps

ing, the item goes
room where it is
d, labeled and indi-
ed in clear plastic.
large order they are
packages of five.
lends itself to
nt storing and
; for both customer
r.
ollis began
is a hobby in
n Judy took her
>roidery to show
they asked to have
.ted. To help fill
"orders, David
became
involved.
After David
retired from
t teaching school
he attended a
:I Full Service
Apparel
I- Decorator show
in Atlanta. The
Knowledge he
gained there
inspired him to
build on their
Blossoming lit-
Stie business.
They scouted
Florida and
decided to
b. move to
SSebring.
Beginning with
no advertising
and no tele-
phone listing in
a small location
ss off-the highway,
the business
grew steadily.
With two
embroidery


d the printer, they
y filling large
ubs, schools, civic
s, businesses and
The embroidered
beautiful they sell


Photos by ELIZABETH WALKER/News-Sun
Mary Anne (Marti) Wandelt begins a new patch project on the 15-thread embroidery machine at Sew Special embroidery by Judy and David
Carmolli in Sebring.


themselves. David promised
the small sign out front will be
replaced by a larger one very
soon and they will continue
their pursuit to "be the best."
Sew Special Embroidery is
at 2717 Alternate U.S. 27
South. Turn off U.S. 27 toward
downtown Sebring at the traf-
fic light by Walgreens and turn
at the building just before the
Light House tower.
Sew Special is open from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday. For more details, call
385-1449.


o ;. .[


comes to Avon Park
for $15 advance price at Avon Park Chamber of
Commerce, Highlands Independent Banks.
Heartland National Banks, Reflections on Silver
Lake and the Florida Hospital Gift Shop. Tickets
purchased at the door are $18, For more informa-
tion or to order tickets by mail, phone 453-5756.
The show includes music that has been called
"upbeat and uplifting" and features special guests
from the '60s.


David Carmolli receives the freshly printed T-shirt from his new printing machine for My School Pre-
School students in Sebring. The wet ink is heat dried after the ink permeates the fibers. This process
gives the garment a clean smooth finish. After cooling, they will be folded, sized and labeled then sealed
in plastic bags before being bundled five to a package. The process is a new Sew Special business in
Sebring.


How to protect plants from Old Man Frost


Here in south central Florida
we do get an occasional frost;
just a week or so ago we had
cold enough temperatures to
defoliate my morning glory
vines. Many tropical plants and
summer annuals do not adapt or
harden enough to withstand
freezing temperatures and
many, like the morning glory
and many tropical plants, can be
injured by temperatures below
50 degrees.
Our weather service usually
keeps us pretty well informed
of any temperatures low enough
to cause frost damage and there


are steps you can take to pre-
vent injury. Tender plants
should be planted in a site with
good air drainage, and not in a
low area where cold air set-
tles.Arranging plantings,
fences, or other barriers to pro-
tect tender plants from cold
winds also improves cold pro-
tection. Good, healthy plants
will tolerate cold weather better
and recover from injury .faster
so do not be surprised if a weak,
sickly plant does not make it
through a freeze. Shading or
tree cover can reduce freezing
injury by lessening radiant heat


loss. Watering plants
before a freeze can
reduce damage on
landscape plants. A
well watered soil will
absorb more solar radi-
ation than dry soil and
will reradiate heat dur-
ing the night. New
growth is more suscep-
tible to damage so
avoid late summer and
fall pruning as that
promotes the growth
of tender shoots.
Mulching helps pre-


vent root damage, although that


is rare in this area.
SPlants in containers
should be moved into
* protected structures or
at least try. to bunch
them together to'pre-
vent heat loss from the
sidewalls.
Covering plants with
GROWING cloth sheets, blankets
SEASON or quilts will help pre-
vent some frost dam-
Ed Ayen age, but will not pre-
S vent damage from
extreme cold. A light
bulb under the cloth


provides added heat for colder


conditions. Running the sprin-
klers on ornamental plants dur-
ing the freeze will help protect
them as the water will keep the
leaf surface temperature at 32
degrees. Sprinkling must be
done during the freeze and con-
tinue until thawing is complete.
Delay any pruning of frost
injured plants until new growth
starts to appear to insure that
live wood is not removed. It is a
good idea to wait until the frost
season is past to do any pruning
as new tender growth is very
susceptible to additional frost
damage.


Florida homeowners have a
vast array of plant material
available for planting in their
yards so when choosing plants,
trees and shrubs keep their cold
hardiness in mind. Try to utilize
native plant where possible as
they are adapted and need min-
imal care.


Ed Ayen is a volunteer
Master Gardener at the
Highlands County Extension
Service office, 4509 George
Blvd., Sebring, FL. Stop in or
phone 402-6540 for informa-
tion.


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Tuesday become a day of fun, fellowship


Courtesy photo
Ayako Yonetani performs Sunday, Jan 7, at South Florida
Community' College Auditorium.


SFCC Chamber



Series presents



Ayako Yonetani


AVON PARK South
Florida Community College is
closing out the 2006-07
Chamber Series with a per-
formance ;by violinist Ayako
Yonetani, accompanied by
pianist Keiko Ohnuki Andrews.
',The performance is sched-
uled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
7, in the SFCC University
Center Auditorium, Highlands
campus.
Yonetani was born in Kobe,
Japan. here at the age of 5,
-.sheTbin %iolin studies with
the famous Saburo Sumi. After
\mnning the Japan National
competition at age 9, she quick-
ly ascended to the top ranks of
Japan's violinists.
Yonetani received her bache-
lor's, master's and doctoral
degrees from the Juilliard
School. Since 1989, she has
performed more than 240 con-
certs including 80 international
concerts on three continents.
These appearances included
numerous solo recitals, solos
with orchestras, chamber
music, and ensemble perform-
ances. In addition to concert
performances, her international
reputation has been enhanced
by recordings and engagements
as a master-teacher and judge
for musical competitions.
Currently, Yonetani is an
associate professor of violin
and viola at the University of
Central Florida and has been
instrumental in introducing
contemporary Japanese com-
posers to western audiences.
Her program at SFCC will
include compositions by a vari-
ety of composers, such as
Johann Sebastian Bach, George
Gershwin, and Johannes
Brahms. It will also include
works by contemporary


Japanese composers such as
Akira Miyoshi and Miyagi
Michio.
Accompanying Yonetani will
be pianist Keiko Ohnuki
Andrews. Andrews is a winner
of the Musicians Club of
America national competition
for the Florida region, and has
also made several appearances
as a soloist with the Mozart
Festival Orchestra and the Bach
Festival Orchestra in Winter
Park. She has served as a key-
,board player for the Florida
Symphony Orchestra, Space
Coast Philharmonic, and is cur-
rently playing with the Orlando
Philharmonic Orchestra. She
has also spent 18 years on the
piano faculty of Rollins
College.
Co-sponsors for this
Chamber Series event are Dr.
Antonio and Dorie Roa, Dennis
and Melanie Bassetti, Dr.
Richard and Elina Campbell,
and Highlands Today. This per-
formance is also sponsored in
part by the State of Florida,
Department of State, Division
of Cultural Affairs, the Florida
Arts Council and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets range from $18 to
$21 and may be purchased
online 24 hours a day, seven
days a week at www.southflori-
da.edu. Tickets may also be
purchased by calling the SFCC
Box Office at 784-7178 or by
visiting the box office located
at the front of the SFCC
Auditorium, 600 West College
Drive, Highlands campus,
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
The box office is now closed
until Monday, Jan.1 for the col-
lege's winter break.


SFCC Lifetime
Learners offering class-
es and entertainment
AVON PARK The spring session of
the Lifetime Learners Institute on the South
Florida Community College Highlands
campus now allows institute members and
their guests to make a day out of college-
based activities on Tuesdays January
through March.
The new "Learn, Lunch, and Listen
Series" allows participants to hear local
speakers at 10:30 a.m., break for a brown-
bag or cafeteria lunch right on campus, and
then share the afternoon with friends at the
college's Matinee Series, which starts at



New series 1
AVON PARK --South Florida
Community College's Lifetime Learners
Institute 2007 season features a new
"Learn, Lunch and Listen Series" on
Tuesday beginning in January. .
The morning, segment featuring local
speakers starts at 10:30 in Building H, fol-
lowed by a break for a brown-bag or cafe-
teria lunch oi campus. Those who have
purchased tickets to the popular Matinee
Series concerts can then head over to
SFCC's Auditorium for the 1:30 p.m. per-
formances.
The schedule of e ent\ includes:
Jan. 9 "The Importance of Words,"
presented by retired New York school
teacher Susan La Croce, who writes for
Senior Scene, a publication of the News-;
Sun. She.will discuss the finer points of
words, including their use a gifts and as
powerful tools. Her first presentation \%ill
cover topics such as the lost art of the hand-
written note.
Matinee Series Performance: The vocals
of 4:2:Five, five young men whose only
instruments are their voices. Evolving from
a street corer barbershop sound, the group
offers a style and charisma that is all their
own. Tickets are $9 to $15.
Jan. 16 "Words as Gifts," a fdllow-
up presentation by La Croce covers how the
use of words can make or break a receiver's
day.
Matinee Series Performance:
Accomplished vocalist and pianist Paul
Saik will offer .a program that includes
emotional ballads, -stirring -anthems, and
graceful sounds of the piano. He offers as
sampling of opera to Broadwa\ to every-
thing in between. Tickets are $11. to $17.
Jan. 23 "Who Gets Grandma's
Yellow Pie Plate?" is another two-part pres-
entation offered by SFCC's Rebecca
Rousch, director,, community education.
Rousch will discuss the process seniors
need to go through when it comes to dis-
tributing their non-titled property such as
family heirlooms. A living will and a print-
ed wish list is often not enough to settledis-
putes among survivors.


1:30 p.m. in SFCC's Auditorium.
The spring Lifetime Learners Institute
continues to offer classes on Tuesdays'and
Thursday. The "Learn, Lunch, and Listen"
series merely ties Tuesday institute activi-
ties with the Tuesday Matinee Series,
which runs January through March.
For program organizer Rebecca Rousch,
director, Community Education at SFCC,
the combined series of events creates a new
opportunity for social connections among
the region's senior residents, for whom the
activities are planned. The schedule change
adds a new component to a morning-only
program that promoted academic enrich-
ment.
"What better thing is there to do than
come to the college on Tuesday mornings
to attend an enrichment program, to stay



being feature


Matinee Series Performance: SynD'Cats,
four singers combining to preserve the spir-
it and style of "the Rat Pack" made famous
by Frank' Sinatra. The, SynD'Cats are
accompanied by tuxedoed players on trum-
pet, piano, bass. drums, and three horns to
ensure a class act. Tickets are $12 to $18.
Jan. 30 Part Two of "Who Gets
Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?" continues
with Rousch.
Matinee Series Performance: The
Sebring High School Show Choir and
Concert Band. These local performers -
both %ocalists and instrumentalists -
return to SFCC to amaze their audiences.
Tickets are $8 $14. :- :
SFeb. 6 U.S. Olympic Diving:Coachi
Dr. Ron O'Brien of Sebring will talk about
his role in the development of world-class
divers who earned a total of eight gold met-
als for the. United States swim team..
SFCC's student athletes have been invited
to sit in the session.
Matinee Series Performance: The
Hughes Brothers five brothers who have
produced one of Branson's most popular
shows. They perform rich harmonies, cho-
reographed dances that showcase foot-step-
ping moves. Their act includes country, old
western classics, Broadway and gospel.
Tickets are $12 to $18.
E, Feb. 13 Highlands Today colum-
nists Lyn and Bill Roche, who regularly'
address issues of importance to the Baby
Boom Generation, will discuss "What is_
Successful Aging, Anyw ay?"
Matinee Series Performance: Red, Hot
and Blue, Branson's: newest big band
extravaganza features the jump, jive and
wailin' moves of, six professional
Broadway-caliber entertainers taking the
audience through a musical journal from
the 1920s through the 1960s with hilarious
wigs, award-winning costumes and talent.
Tickets are $12 to $18.
Feb. 20 Lyn and Bill Roche contin-
ue their discussion on "What is Successful
Aging, Anyway?".
Matinee Series Performance: The
Vogues still offer outstanding talent and


Mystery novelist appearing
SEBRING Ridge Area Nancy Cohen will talk about
Arc will be hosting a fund-rais- her "Bad Hair Day Mystery.
er, Arc's Afternoon Tea by the Series." The eighth book in the"
Lake, sponsored by Wells series, "Perish by Pedicure." is
Dodge Chrysler, from 2-4 p.m. being released this month.
Saturday, Jan. 27, at The Tea Arc invites every one to join
Room, Sebring Lakeside them for a wide selection of
Resort. teas, finger sandwiches, scones
As a special feature the with jam and Devonshire cream
award winning mystery novelist and pastries, in addition to


over for lunch with newfound friends, arid
then enjoy the afternoon with them at a
concert?" Rousch asked.
Although institute members can sign on
for all 20 programs for $55, anyone can
come for the day for just $5. To join
Lifetime Learners, contact the SFCC
Community Education Officedat 784-7388.
On matinee days, concert tickets can cost
$8 to $20, depending on seating and the
entertainment program.
This year's Lifetime Learners Institute
programs are clustered around a theme. of
universal appeal, Rousch said. "We all have
common experiences, in life, the experi-
ences make us human, no.matter what
we've done or where we've gone. People
will always find something to relate to i.
this year's line-up."



d at college
stylish delivery that keeps them a top act.
The vocalists' distinctive sound continues
to captivate audiences with performances.
.of "You're the One," "Magic Town," and
"Turn Around, Look at Me." Tickets $13 to
$20.
Feb. 27,- SFCC's Laura White, asso
ciate dean, Enrollment Management and
University Relations, will discuss "African
American Poetry."' :
Matinee Series Performance: Bob Milne,
a top ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist, plays'
a range of musical styles on the piano. He
performs rhythm and blues, waltzes, gospel
hymns, and popular songs. Milne is a return
engagement at SFCC. Tickets are $11 to.
$17.
March 6 Ron Keller, author, base-
ball player,, golfer and sports announcer
will present a program based on his latest
book, "Three NMinutes That Are Simply
Fascinating.": .
Matinee Series Performance: Australian
native Greg Bonham plays up a storm with
his golden trumpet which he supplements
with an incredible vocal range while per-
forming everything from opera to so01.
Tickets are $11 to $17. '
March 12 Speaker(s) to bei
announced, possibly an encore.
Matinee Series' Performance: New
Odyssey, a band with outstanding arrange-
ments of almost every musical style will be
performed on 30 different instruments. The
show incorporates audience participation,
sheer zaniness, and mayhem at any.
moment. The band' is back at SFCC-by
popular demand. Tickets are $12 to $18.
Although Lifetime Learners members
can sign on for all 20 programs for $55,
anyone can come for a single program for
just $5. For information about the Lifetime
Learners Institute program call ,the'
Community Education office at 784-7392.
For Matinee Series tickets, call the SFCC's
Box Office at 784-7178, or purchase tickets
online at tww'.'wioutihflorida.edu and click
on."Programs."'


at Ridge Are;
meeting Cohen. There will be
drawings for several door
prizes.
The price is $25 per person
and all proceeds benefit Ridge
Area Arc. Tickets will make
great Christmas gifts. For tick-
ets and information contact
Liida Wells at 452-1295, ext).
106.


a Arc's Tea
The tea is sponsored by,
Wells Dodge Chrysier, News'-
Sun, Puckorius & Associates
and Highlards Today.
.Ridge Area Arc, .120 W.
College Drive, Avon, Park, is a
'non-profit charitable organiza-
tion that is providing opportuni-
ties for people with disabilities.


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Page 3D


SECTION D + SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2006


The

Sideline
SCORES AND MORE

What's Inside
SGood old
days
Outdoors writer
Lloyd Jones
recalls days
spent hunting and trapping
Page 4D


Top bowlers
Royal Palms Bowling
Center league scores
Page 5D


On Deck
MONDAY
Boys Basketball
LaBelle at Lake Placid, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity; Avon
Park JV at Walker, 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball
Sebring at LaBelle, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity
Boys Soccer
Sebring at Avon Park, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity; LaBelle at
Lake Placid, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30
varsity
Girls Soccer
Avon Park at Sebring, 6 p.m.
JV, 7:30 varsity; Lake Placid
at Okeechobee, 6 p.m. JV,
7:30 varsity
Girls Weightlifting
Avon Park at Lake Placid, 5
p.m.

TUESDAY
Wrestling
Mulberry at Avon Park, 7
p.m.

THURSDAY
Boys Basketball
Avon Park at Auburndale
tourney, TBA
Girls Soccer.
Frostproof at Avon Park, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30.varsity
FRIDAY
Boys Basketball
Avon Park at Auburndale
tourney, TBA: Sebring in
Riverview tourney. TBA
Girls Basketball
Lake Wales at Sebring, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity


History Lesson
10 Years Ago
Dec. 15, 1996: Teetering
on the brink of drastic
measures, the athletic
departments of Sebring
and Avon Park canceled
the second basketball
game of the season
between the two schools
and threatened to call off
the 1997 football game as
well. The dilemma came
after a fight broke out in
the stands during the first
Streaks/Red Devils basket-
ball game. The decision
was ultimately made to
begin playing the games
during the school day, a
scheduling adjustment
which has been effective in
curtailing the violence to
this day.


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All-Star


Action
Pn,:.iho h~ SCOTT DRESSELlNe.' ..Sur
Central quarterback T.K. Hill
of Avon Park (above) finds
himself surrounded by South
team defenders as he scram-
bles following a bad snap and
South running back Bryan
WVyrick of DeSoto (right) finds
himself buried under a swarm
of Central defenders during
Saturday's eighth annual
South-Central Florida All-Star
Football Classic at Firemen's
Field in Sebring. The game,
which pits high school seniors
from 16 different teams in
south-central Florida, was not
complete at press time.


Girls Basketball

Sims leads way as Lady


Devils hammer Pirates


By MARCUS WILKINS
Sports W tritr
AVON PARK,- Shantasia
Sims wouldn't be denied in the
paint and the Lad) De\ils used
their new -found running game
to bury the Braden River
Pirates 58-31 Fridas night for :a
District 10-4A \r in.
Sims finished the night %with
19 points. most of them oft
offense e rebounds and tw o and
three-foot bank shots to frus-
trate the Pirates \\ho had no
answ er for the tall forward.
Daija Barrett put up 10
points and used her ph sical
and intense stile of plai to
inotl ate her tearn-mmates and the
crowd. Barrett ended Lip on the
floor w wrestling after loose balls
and diving for passes through-
out the evening and the fiery
attitude xas contagious.


But of course that fiery atti-
tude starts at the top. and it \~as
a second quarter tiue outit when
coach Paulette Dale\ really laid
into her girls. stomping her feet
and flailing her arms for
emphasis to let them know the\
needed to step up their game.
"The girls
Avon Park h\e a tendency\
Sto not look
inside." said
Braden River Dale\. "We hate
1 to big girls and
3 e want t[o use
them. I had lust
called a time out and told them
"hat to do and they didn't do
Shat I told them. Our main
objective is, to look inside."
The speech worked, and the
pace of the game quickened.
The baskets vweie coming,
See DEVILS, page 4D


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING. FLA.

Bowling

300 game

leads to

814 series

for Ridley
By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sp,.'rti Em,<.,t
LAKE PLACID -
Like shooting a 60 in golf,
scoring 50 points in bas-
ketball or throw ing for 400
yards in football, rolling
an 80() series in bowling
requires getting off to a
good start.
You can't get off to any
better start than Dave
Ridley did Wednesday
night in the mixed league
at Royal Palms Bowling
Center on the way to his
first ever trip abo\,e the
800-pin barrier.
After all, a 300 is pretty
hard to beat.
Using that solid bein-
ning. Ridley rolled two
more strong games i238
and 2761 to finish his
three-game 814.
Ridley said that the
somewhat lo\\ score in the
second game \\as pain
post- 300
hangover
and part
way the
pins %%ere
bouncing. 1
"I did-
n't quite RIDLEY
get the
carry that second game
that I did in the first
game," he said.
The third game, howe%-
er, was right back on pace
as Ridley used the
momentum generated by
his teammates. w ho rere
also bot ling well. to strike
the first eight frames.
"It was kind of eas\ to
feed on the other bow lers."
Ridley said.
"We were ha\ ing a good
time because e'er body
\\.s bo\t ling so well."
Ridle\ knew exactly
w hat he needed to shoot an
800 headinm into his final
game. but he didn't %aant
to think about it too much.
That proved to be easier
said than done.
"After the second game
and I had 538. I knew I
had to shoot 262." he said.
"To shoot 262. \Lu'\e got
to bowl a lot of strikes.
With mi teanumates strik-
ing ahead of me. theJ just
started falling.
"I strung the first eight.
and after that. I siaited
thinking it \as nmay be pos-
sible to shoot another
300 "
A stubborn 10-pin in the
ninth frame ended an\
hopes of a fourth caieer
300, but Ridley still had

See SERIES, page 5D


Boys Basketball


Desoto continues to Shine


Shine brothers lead way

as unbeaten Bulldogs

knock off Blue Streaks
By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor
SEBRING Having five players score in
double figures is usually enough to win a bas-
ketball game. Unfortunately for the Blue
Streaks. it wasn't enough Friday night in a 76-
65 loss to DeSoto
Despite a valiant effort, the Streaks couldn't
overcome the undefeated Bulldogs and the
Shine brothers, who combined to score 47
points (23 from Sheldon, 22 from Shay and
two from Darion).
The Bulldogs, who ran their record to 8-0
overall and 6-0 in District 10-4A, were simply
too quick for the Streaks on both ends of the
court, but still had their hands full until the
final 90 seconds of the contest.
"DeSoto was real quick," Sebring coach


Princeton Harris said. "They've been beating
everybody by 20, 30 points and we were right
there with them.
"We got banged around and didn't get any
calls and that changed the complexion of the
game right there at the end."
Still, Harris was happy with how his 5-6
Streaks battled back after watch-
^',oto ing a 35-35 halftime tie slip into
a 10-point deficit in the late
Stages of the third quarter.
e-.i1inl. "I'm very pleased," he said.
S"I'll accept that type of effort
any night of the week. I think we
slowed them down compared to
what I've seen from other teams."
The game was tight from the start, with
Davarius Dawkins scoring eight straight points
for the Streaks including a pair of 3-point-
ers in the final 1:40 of the first quarter as
Sebring trailed 17-16 at the first stop.
Behind five points from Sam Robinson and
four from Chris Grubb, the Streaks opened the
See SHINE, page 7D


RUTH ANN GRIMALDI/News-Sun
Tim Calderon of Sebring leaps through a pair of DeSoto players Friday
night.


R'JTH -\NN GRitPI LEI N:-,
Shantavia Sims of Aion Park goes up for a shot Friday against
Braden Ri'er.


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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 at Durrah Martin
Baseball Complex to elect a
new president. 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 ofMay 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 set
for Saturday night
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.kil2.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. 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
forming 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 team with a home
field in Avon Park and one
team from Lake Placid.
Games will be played
Tuesday and Thursdays in the
morning. The season will run
from early January to mid-
March. Practices and organiza-
tional sessions will be held on
Tuesday and Thursdays at 9
a.m. throughout December at
Durrah Martin Complex in
Avon Park for the Sebring and
Avon Park players. The Lake
Placid players should contact
manager George Quay at 465-
5694 for information.
Interested players from
Sebring and Avon Park are
invited to attend the practice
sessions as indicated above or
contact any of the following
managers for information:
Harry Bell at 382-0542; Rich
Haiker 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 has baseball
camps for all ages
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
will host several baseball
camps in December.
The camp for ages 12-15
will be from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 18-
19 and costs $60 per camper.
The camp forages 5-7 will
be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday,
Dec. 21 and;will be $30 per ,:
camper, and the camp for ages,:
8-11:will,he.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 registered 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 coachKim
Crawford at one of the above
numbers or 381-4089 or e-mail
her at kim.crawford@south-
florida.edu for more informa-
tidn.


Sports contact information


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


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


Report scores
385-6155, Ext. 541


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News-Sun, Sunday, December 17, 2006


STATS AND STANDINGS


Quick Reads
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF


Cleveland
Detroit
Chicago
Indiana
Milwaukee


Central Division
W L Pct GB
14 8 .636-
13 8 .619 /
13 10 .565 1/2
13 12 .520 22
9 14 .391 .5'


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W, L Pct GB
San Antonio 18 6 .750 -
Dallas 16 7 696 1k2
Houston 14 9 .609 3/2
New Orleans 10 11 .476 6'%
Memphis 5 18 .21712/2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Utah 17 6 .739 -
Denver 12 9 .571 4
Minnesota 10 10 .500 5%
Portland 11 14.440 7
Seattle 10 14 417 7'2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Phoenix 1.6 6 .727


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


16
12
10
10


7 .696
12 .500
11 .476
12 .455


Thursday's Games-
Charlotte 99, Orlando 89
San Antonio 103, New Orleans 77
Golden State 109, Houston 107
Friday's Games
Washington 106, Miami 95
Indiana 112, New York 96
Toronto 90, New Jersey 78.
Boston 119, Denver 114
Cleveland 106, Seattle 84
Atlanta 97, Memphis 88.
Dallas 93, Philadelphia 79
Chicago 117, Milwaukee 111
Sacramento 98, Utah 97
Phoenix 105, Golden State 101
Portland 109, L.A. Clippers 99
L.A. Lakers 112, Houston 101, 20T
Saturday's Games
Chicago at Atlanta, late.
Cleveland at Orlando, late.
Boston at Charlotte, late.
Memphis at Miami, late.
Denver at New York, late.
Philadelphia at San.Antonio, late.
Dallas at New Orleans, late.
Detroit at New Jersey, late.
Minnesotaat Milwaukee; late:. .
Phoenix at,Sacramrennt; late.;:-2:,
Today's Games
Golden State at Toronto, 1 p.m.
Utah at Indiana, 2:30 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.
Seattle at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Washington at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W. L OT Pts GF GA
N.Y. Rangers 18 10 4 40104 94
New'Jersey 17 11 2 36 76 76
Pittsburgh 15 11 5 35103101
N.Y. Islanders 15 12 3 33 92 90
Philadelphia 8 19 4 20 76 120


Buffal
Montr
Toroni
Ottawa
Boston

Atlanta


Washington 14 10 7 35 98 107
Carolina 15 14 4 34102107
Tampa Bay 14 16 2 30103104
Florida 10 18 6 26 85 113
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Nashville 20 8 3 43105 82
Detroit 18 8 4 40 84 68
Chicago 12 13 5 29 76 89
Columbus 11 16 3 25 76 83
St. Louis 7 19 4 18 68 107
Northwest Division
W L OTPIsGF GA
Edmonton 17 13 2 36 87 83
Minnesota 16 13 2 34 88 86
Colorado 16 14 2 34103 89
Vancouver 16 15 1 33 74 84
Calgary 15 11 3 33 82 68
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Anaheim 25 3 6 56123 81
San Jose 23 10 0 46 99 70
Dallas 20 12 0 40 85 71
Los Angeles 12 17 4 28 92 112
Phoenix 12 18 1 25 78 115
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Thursday's Games
Buffalo 2, Florida 1
Boston 5, New Jersey 3
Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 2


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 9 13.409 -
New Jersey 9 13.409 -
Toronto 9 14 .391 '
New York 9 16.360 1%'
Philadelphia 5 17 .227 4.
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 15 10 .600 -
Washington 11 11 .500 2'
Atlanta 9 13.409 4'
Miami 9 13 .409 4'%
Charlotte 6 16 .273 7'b


New England
N.Y. Jets
Buffalo
Miami


Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Tennessee
Houston


Baltimore
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Cleveland


x-San Diego
Kansas City
Denver
Oakland


East
WL
9 4
7 6
6 7
67
South
W L
10 3
85
67
449
North
WL
10 3
8 5
67
49
West
W L
11 2
76
76
2 11


T Pct PF PA
0.692 281186
0 .538 254 269
0 .462 243 262
0 .462 228 222

T Pct PF PA
0 .769 342 295
0.615 303191
0.462 247314
0 .308 219 296

T Pct PF PA
0.769 276170
0.615 317 250
0 .462 286 264
0 .308 208 293

T Pct PF PA
0 .846 425 257
0 .538 267 256
0 .538 235 236
0.154 156 269


NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
Dallas 8 5 0.615 349260
N.Y. Giants 7 6 0.538 292268
Philadelphia 7 6 0.538 315282
Washington 4 9 0.308 232 295
South
W L T Pct PF PA
New.Orleans 9 4 .0.692 352268
Atlanta 6'".4' 7 6:0-:538 244 256
Carolina -J6 7 0.462 226 244
Tampa Bay 3 10 0.231 151 289
North
W L T Pct PF PA
x-Chicago 11 2 0.846 360177
Minnesota 6 7 0.462 241251
Green Bay 5 8 0.385 249 343
Detroit 2 11 0.154 236 324
West
W L T Pct PF PA
Seattle 8 6 0.571 295314
San Francisco 6 8 0.429 252 363
St. Louis 5 8. 0.385 269 329
Arizona 4 9 0.308 248 305
x-clinched division

Thursday's Game
San Francisco 24, Seattle 14
Saturday's Game
Dallas at Atlanta, late.
Today'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.
SSunday, 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.


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


AMERICAN CONFERENCE


Tuesday
Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
TCU (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (7-5),
8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Thursday
Las Vegas Bowl
BYU (10-2) vs. Oregon (7-5), 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Friday
New Orleans Bowl
Troy (7-5) vs. Rice (7-5),.8 p.m.
(ESPN2)
Saturday
PapaJohn's Bowl
At Birmingham, Ala.
South Florida (8-4) vs. East Carolina
(7-5), 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
New Mexico Bowl
At Albuquerque
New Mexico (6-6) vs. San Jose State
(8-4), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Armed Forces Bowl
At Fort Worth, Texas
Tulsa (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Sunday, Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
Arizona State (7-5) vs. Hawaii (10-3),
8 p.m. (ESPN)
Tuesday, Dec. 26
Motor City Bowl
At Detroit
Central Michigan (9-4) vs. Middle
Tennessee (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Dec. 27
Emerald Bowl
At San Francisco
Florida State (6-6) vs. UCLA (7-5), 8
p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Dec. 28
Independence Bowl
At Shreveport, La.
Oklahoma State (6-6) vs. Alabama (6-
6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Holiday Bowl
At San Diego
California (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (9-3), 8
p.m. (ESPN)
Texas Bowl
At Houston
Rutgers (10-2) vs. Kansas State (7-5),
8 p.m. (NFL)
Friday, Dec. 29
Music. City Bowl
At Nashville, Tenn.
Clemson (8-4) vs. Kentucky (7-5), 1
p.m. (ESPN)
Sun Bowl
At El Paso, Texas
Missouri (8-4) vs. Oregon State (9-4),
2 p.m. (CBS)
Liberty Bowl
At Memphis, Tenn.
South Carolina (7-5) vs. Houston (10-
3), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Insight Bowl
At Tempe, Ariz.
Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5),
7:30 p.m. (NFL)


Champs Sports Bowl
At Orlando
Maryland (8-4) vs. Purdue (8-5), 8
p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Dec. 30
Meineke Bowl
At Charlotte, N.C.
Navy (9-3) vs. Boston College (9-3), 1
p.m. (ESPN)
Alamo Bowl
At San Antonio
Iowa (6-6) vs. Texas (9-3), 4:30 p.m.
(ESPN)
Chick-lil-A Bowl
At Atlanta :
Virginia Tech((10-2) s.' G(iidr (-4)1,
8:p:m:i(ESPN)'9 :. .,
Sunday, Dec. 31
MPC Computers Bowl
At Boise, Idaho
Nevada (8-4) vs. Miami (6-6), 7:30
p.m. (ESPN)
Monday, Jan. 1
Outback Bowl
At Tampa
Penn State (8-4) vs. Tennessee (9-3),
11 a.m. (ESPN)
Cotton Bowl
At Dallas
Auburn (10-2) vs. Nebraska (9-4),
11:30 a.m. (FOX)
Capital One Bowl
At Orlando
Wisconsin (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-3),
1 p.m. (ABC)
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville
Georgia Tech (9-4) vs. West Virginia
(10-2), 1 p.m. (CBS)
Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, Calif.
Southern Cal (10-2) vs. Michigan (11-
1), 5 p.m. (ABC)
Fiesta Bowl
At Glendale, Ariz.
Boise State (12-0) vs. Oklahoma (11-
2), 8:30 p.m. (FOX)
Tuesday, Jan. 2
Orange Bowl
At Miami
Wake Forest (11-2) vs. Louisville (11-
1), 8 p.m. (FOX)
Wednesday, Jan. 3
Sugar Bowl
At New Orleans
LSU (10-2) vs. Notre Dame (10-2), 8
.p.m. (FOX)
Saturday, Jan. 6
International Bowl
At Toronto
Cincinnati (7-5) vs. Western Michigan
(8-4), Noon (ESPN2)
Sunday, Jan. 7
GMAC Bowl
Mobile, Ala.
Southern Miss (8-5) vs. Ohio (9-4), 8
p.m. (ESPN)
Monday, Jan. 8
BCS National Championship
At Glendale, Ariz.
Ohio State (12-0) vs. Florida (12-1), 8
p.m. (FOX)


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Days spent trapping and hunting were a treasure


My younger days were spent
in Indiana, most of them in the
outdoors, wading a stream in
search of foot prints of mink
and muskrats or walking light-
ly through the woods to find
where a fox denned or a mama
raccoon was raising her young
in a hollow beech tree.
Intent on learning everything
I could about the outdoors
often kept me in the woods
well after sundown and walk-
ing home in the moonlight.
Later, while working for a
seven-day newspaper, I had to
work on weekends, but that
worked out well for me. I
could still have two weekdays
to fish, hunt and trap. My hunt-
ing was limited to rabbits,
squirrels and raccoons.
I trapped for mink,
muskrats, raccoons and foxes.
Fur-bearing animals were plen-
tiful back then.
During the summers, most
of my free time was spent
night fishing the creeks for big
catfish or daytime bass fishing
in several clear-water lakes
near home. Along about this
time, I had a spot that regularly
produced good-sized bass. It
was below a spillway on a
beautiful, large lake just a short
drive from home.
Standing at the side of the
spillway, I could cast nearly


DEVILS
Continued from 1D
inside anyway, even before the
girls responded to their coach
and started looking down low.
But when the girls made it their
first option, the points really
started to flow.
The Pirates hung around
early thanks to the sharp shoot-
ing of guard Heather Mirabella,
Braden River's team leader and
clearly their best player on the
court. The heady player hit a
pair of 3-pointers to save the
Pirates from drowning, but
quick scores at the other end
and repeated second-chance
baskets stymied Braden River.
The frustration let the wind out
'of the Pirates'` sails -and-. their':
- execution began to get sloppy.
Once the perimeter started to
open up for the Devils, it was
all over. A long two by
Lyvetnus Godfrey coupled with
a pair of Barrett free throws
gave Avon Park a 15-point lead
that would only grow.
The Devils. pressured the
lane and controlled the clock in
the final quarter, outscoring a
broken Braden River team 16-
6.
If the old adage is true and
players mimic the personality
of their coach, look for the
Lady Devils to ride a relentless
and energized style to the end
of the season.
"Our new game plan now is
to try to step up the tempo a lit-
tle bit," said Daley. "If we sit
back and wait for teams to set
up, we're going nowhere.
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halfway across
the water cas-
cading down
the dam, and I
could usually
take three or
four good bass
before they
would turn off.
I believe that
after seeing the
artificial bait
'several times
they just lost
interest.
When I was


serious about fishing, I always
brought a few minnows along.
When the bass grew tired of
the artificial, I started minnow
fishing. The switch usually
worked and I would catch a
few keepers with the live bait.
Switching to the other side of
the spillway, I could just about
duplicate what I had caught
before switching.
After culling, I'd have a
number of good bass for the
dinner table.
The late fall months brought
an end to my fishing. My
attention was soon diverted to
hunting and trapping. I enjoyed
trapping much more than hunt-
ing because it took a lot more
knowledge of wild animals and"
their ways.
Raccoon hunting is a night-


time activity,
since a 'coon
will den up and
sleep all day
and only come
out after dark
to feed and
travel about. It
takes a well-
trained dog
with a good
nose to track.
and tree a
'coon ,and I
have had a cou-
ple such 'coon


dogs.
The best night dog I owned
was a female cross-bred
Walker..I usually hunted by
myself at night as I had no
close friends interested in
'coon hunting.
She was named Mandy by a
previous owner and when she
opened up on a scent, I knew
she was on a 'coon track.
Sometimes, a fellow would
call and want me to hunt with
him because he had heard I
had a good dog and he wanted
to be sure his new dog would-,
n't pick up any bad habits from
running with a strange dog It
utiSiall\ worked out \ ell and I
had compian. i e\\ iuJhti.
Trapping is very different
from hunting; no dogs and no
guns, only steel traps and a


RUTH ANN GRIMALDI/News-Sun
Bionca Godfrey of Avon Park moves down the baseline as a Braden
River defender tries to keep up Friday night.


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good knowledge of the animal
you are trying to catch. The
value of fur varied widely from
species to species.
A good mink pelt might sell
for up to six times the pelt of a
muskrat. A 'coon skin could
bring four times that of a
muskrat and a good red fox
might go for $15.
I never got rich from trap-
ping, but I think my life was
greatly enriched by the hours
and days I spent wading a
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Sunday Night Mixed
High Games
Dave Blevins ....... 268
Albert Walker ...... 248
Robert George .... 237
Dave Francis ...... 223
James Payton ..... 222
Sonny Cobb ......218
Sue Maninez ....203
High Series i
Dave Bleviin 663
Dave Francis .......654
Albert Waller ... 619
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Fran Maggio ...... 226
Joan Palm ........212
Teri Welsh ........193
Lynette Shepard ... .191
Pauline Price ......191
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Fran Maggio ...... 580
Joan Palm .... 558
Florida Hospital
High Games
Charlie Goins ......246
John Russo .......236
Jim Mooers ......204
Ernie Wagenknecht 200
Lee Jennings .. .. 200
John Woznicki .... 200
High Series
Charlie Gjinr, 643
Joh, usso 589
Monday Night Mixed
High Games
Bob Hudon ...... 246
Matt Reagan ..... 237
Charles Goins ..... 227
John Pingston .....223
Don Harmon :.....220


Steve Geiger .......217
Ray Chadwick ......216
Pat Juliano ....... .214
High Series
Matt Reagan .......622
John Pingston .....619
Don Harmon ...... 603
Ray Chadwick .'. 595
Bob Hudon .... 593
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High Games
Kim Cantillo .......208
Kay Peterson ..... 20
Marie Durant ..... 202
Jean Danley .......189
Missy Reinhard .... 185
Tuesday Night Men's
High Games
Ray Chadwick ......279
Dave Murto ......279
Tom Papageogrio .. .266
John Tavano .......257
Keven Mitchell ..... 257
Lee Henson .......256
Gary Nelson ......256
Dave Ridley .......255
Sid Dajvi; .........254
Harr/Thubar ......252
Frank Peterson ...247
Jim Langham ......246
Joe Leblanc .....245
High Series
Jonri Tavano ....... 741
Dave Ridley .......717
Gary Nelson .......701
Frank Peterson .....688
Don Harmon ......687
Ray Chadwick ......686
Bob Newton .......-;65
Tom Papageogriou .:.6


Keven Mitchell ..... 659
Jim Lanoham ..659
Sid Davy. .648
Wednesday Mixed
High Games
Dave Ridley . . .300
Patti Willis ....... .279
Tracy Frsl ........268
Cindy OD ruling ......257
Mark Da,.. ........257
Wal.t eunrti.i.. ........247
Rich Tufts .........247
Juslirn Bi;rd .......245
Sieve Bullird ......244
High Series
Dave Ridley . . .814
Patti Willis ........705
Gene Bateman .....700
Tracy Forst ....... .699
Justin Baird .......689
Rich Tufts ..... .. .668
Thursday Mixed
High Games
Lee Hensrin .226
Criuck BP nr: .......223
Ray C;radwin lc ......220
Terry Mc.Karmie: .211
Jorin Stone ..209
.aridil I'ellrQ .203.
Jaimrr Linders .200
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High Games
Hjrv,: M r:n ,irnger .248
Ton Gjrdl .... 194
L3rr.,, WeiV,. ....190
Dorlte Gard . .190
High Series
Harley Mensinger ...640
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Ten W-l:r.n ........198


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Lois Wilson .......194
Sue Rearick .... .190
High Series
LoisWilson .......582
Nancy Segert ......563
Woodhaven
High Games
Eiic Barney ...... 245
".ien Hosier .........215
Joe Swartz ....212
Jack Villaneuve .....202
Ted Zaleski .. ..202
Iled Jrhnson .. .196
High Series
Dick Barney ...... .613
Ken Hosier ........581
Ted Zaleski ........532
Thursday Classic
High Games
Patti Willis ........279
Don Davis ........279
Frank Peterson .....268
Keven Mitchell .....267
Jamie Gross ... 2-l
Jason Cook ......:245
High Series
Frari Pelercon 753
Patti W llis. ...... 711
Keven Mitchell .... i02
Don Davis ........698
Matt Reagan .......697
Jaime Gross ...... 683
Housework Dodgers
High Games
Irene Williams ....216
"Ji;a BIejuleu ...216
:ro. e Jeannin ..213
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Irene Willialm .... 599
Rose Jeannrn ....592


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the 800 left in his sights ... even
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SHINE
Continued from 1D
second quarter strong, sprinting
out to a 32-23 lead midway
through the frame. But the
Bulldogs responded with a 10-0
run capped off by Sheldon
Shine's breakaway dunk that
put DeSoto back on top 33-32
with 1:07 left in the half.
Brandon Diaz-Ascanti
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3-pointer for the Streaks, only
to have Shay Shine answer with
three long-range bombs for the
Bulldogs, the second of which
broke a 40-40 tie and put
DeSoto ahead to stay with 5:01
left in the third quarter.
The second half was when
the Shine brothers really started
to shine, with Shay using his.
trio of 3-pointers to pump in 11
points in the third quarter and
Sheldon taking over the game
in the fourth quarter and also
scoring 11 points.
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lead heading into the final
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the Streak's ended up in the
hole. .
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