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County moves ahead with library audit


* Commissioners blamedfor audit woes, 2A
By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING "Did we hinder the audit? Yes.
I personally am guilty of that."
Carl Cool, who's been the Highlands
County administrator since 1991, discussed
the ramifications of the revised library audit
report that was presented to the commission
board Tuesday.
"It was not intentional," Cool said of the
hindrance. "It's a legitimate allegation."
Caught between a criminal investigation and
a hard place as the Highlands County Sheriff's
Office explored possible fraud and violation of


Florida laws, Cool said he should ha\e
responded to the remaining audit findings
When they were presented to him.
He had responded to the first batches by
Aug. 2. Batches three and four were delivered
to him July 14 and Aug. 25, respectively.
The audit was released by the Clerk of
Courts' office Nov. 28 and was first discil sed
publicly mid-January.
"We had asked for meetings," he said
Thursday. "We thought meetings were going to
happen."
According to a time line obtained from Bob
Jamison, senior director of businesses services
for the clerk, five meetings were held.


Cool attended four a March 23, 2005,
entrance conference to discuss the audit out-
line; an April 4, 2006, interim management
advisory meeting; an April 11, 2006, meeting
requested by Cool to discuss the interim audit
rpnnrt: and a June 22, 2006, meeting to discuss
emming from the information technol-


se.
er human resources director Fred
who retired about two weeks ago,
I a June 27, meeting as a follow up to
on June 22.
the public hearing in January, the
isioners directed Cool to sit down with
if Courts L.E. "Luke" Brooker and find


a way to move forward.
Commissioner Don Bates set a Jan. 30 dead-
line, but necessity delayed it to Feb. 20.
The revised findings as presented to the
board by chairman C. Guy Maxcy are different
from those submitted in November.
The number of findings remained the same
- 61. But, some have been reworded. The
summaries that follow them have been altered
in certain instances, such as the deletion of
paragraphs stating "what is" and "what should
be."
.The most significant change, however, is the
absence of Cool's responses of "management
See AUDIT, page 7A


City planner



checks in
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher tuffley@newssun.com
AVON PARK Gary Thompson completes his second
week as city planner today.
City Manager C.B. Shirey said that prior to Thompson's
arrival, the city had no planner, contracting with the
Central Florida Regional Planning Council to act in the
role instead.
The council was to develop the city's state mandated
comprehensive land use plan, beginning with a prelimi-
nary document called an Evaluation and Approval Report.
A comprehensive plan is a large scale, evolving docu-
ment that identifies objective. policies, and strategies for
growth and land use in a community.
Because the Evaluation and Approval Report is the first
step leading to a comprehensive plan. it is compiled from
a series of public meetings that help a planner identify a
community's needs, wants and challenges from a grass-
roots: perspective.
Due in 2009, the preparation of Avon Park's report had
fallen behind schedule, leading to the city missing a dead-
line.
Being late means that the city's comprehensive plan is
See PLANNER, page 7A


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Florida Cracker Trail riders make their way down State Road 66 Wednesday morning in Sebring. Riders left their Hardee
County camp around 8 a.m. and arrived at Cracker Trail Elementary School by about 10:30 a.m. See more pictures on 14A.


Trail riders visit namesake school


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News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Gary Thompson is the new city planner for the city of
Avon Park. He first order of business is to bring the
city's comprehensive land use plan into compliance with
the state.


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING Tired riders stormed
Cracker Trail Elementary School
Wednesday after crossing a good half of
the state on their way to Fort Pierce.
They were welcomed by students lined
up across the parent pickup parking lot
ready to visit with these real life cow-
boys and cowgirls riding their ever enter-
taining horses.
"They're not like driving a car because
they have their own minds and stuff,"
Kylee Krull, an 11-year-old fifth-grader


from Sebring, said.
It's true, the Cracker Trail riders are
using their equine as transportation,
starting their journey early each morning
as part of a weeklong trek across the
state.
Riders showed up at the elementary
school, a very short detour from U.S. 98
and their planned'route, at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday after starting the ride at 8.
Once at the school, a select few cow-
boys meandered into the path of waiting
students cracking whips, telling sto-
ries and even allowing the curious young


minds to get a hands-on experience by
petting a few horses.
"They come in and give talks to the
kids before and show them how the
whips work," Laura Smith, school secre-
tary, said. "Then they take horses around
the parking lot and show them to the
kids."
Some students were amazed at the
show they received, with older students
reminiscing about the visits from the
Cracker Trail riders during the years
prior and even their experiences with
See RIDERS, page 7A


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Classified ads ...............1C
Community briefs ........6A
Diversions 2B
Editorial ....................12A
Living.........................1B
Lottery numbers............6A
Obituaries .................... 4A
Religion ......................3B
Sports ......................... 1D


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Learning to the beat of a different drum


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
The Primal Connection, a percussion ensemble and community outreach program, per-
forms Thursday afternoon for nearly 200 Avon Park Youth Academy residents at the
academy in Avon Park. According to exceptional student education teacher Leslie
Zeegers, Primal Connection will be hosting a four-month-long therapy program for resi-
dents at the academy and chose to start it off with a 45-minute concert. 'We want to
expose them to different ideas and cultures,' Zeegers said about the program.


Stewardship

proposed

for county
Just as Ave Maria
University's board of gover-
nors votes to move its law
school from Michigan to
Florida, Highlands County
learns it is being asked' to
consider a Rural Land
Stewardship designation for
two different landowners.
Ave Maria is in Collier
County and is also part of a
Rural Land Stewardship. It is
one of two RLS designations
in the state, the second being
in St. Lucie.
Atlanticblue and Lykes
Bros. Inc., both landowners
with significant holdings,
have asked for similar desig-
nation for their properties in
Highlands County.
Created by the State
See COUNTY, page 7A


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Commissioners blamed for audit woes


HIGHLANDS

in brief

City flushing

hydrants
SEBRING The city of
Sebring Utilities
Department will begin its
annual flushing of fire
hydrants on weekends,
beginning in March.
Flushing will be done in .,
the evening from 9 p.m. to
1 a.m., to minimize incon-:
venience to customers.
At all times the water
remains safe for consump-
tion. If cloudiness or dis-
coloration occurs after
flushing in your area, flush
the service line by opening
a faucet for 10 minutes. If
water doesn't clear, call
471-5112 for the after
hours answering service.

'My Fair Lady'

auditions set
SEBRING Co-direc-
tors Frank Oberhausen and
Kathy MacNeill are proud
to announce that auditions
for the Broadway smash
hit, "My Fair Lady," will
be at Highlands Little
Theatre at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday
and at 9 a.m. Saturday,
March 3, at 9 a.m.
"My Fair Lady," a clas-
sical musical of the
American stage, requires a
large cast of approximately
50 with parts available for
persons age 8 to 80. Leads
and supporting roles will
require excellent singing.
Chorus roles will also
require singing and some
dancing.
"My Fair Lady" will
,- open at the theatre on June
8.
Perusal scripts are not
available, however the
movie (available on VHS
or DVD) certainly gives a
good synopsis of the show
and characterizations.
For further information,
call Oberhausen at 382-
3127.

Class of 1944

plans reunion
AVON PARK Avon
Park High School's Class
of 1944 is gearing up for
its class reunion at noon
Saturday, March 17, at
Garland Barringer's.
The menu an old-
fashioned picnic con-
sists of hot dogs, hamburg-
ers, baked beans, potato
casserole, desserts and
drinks.
Call Barringer at 452-
1891 or Winnie
Whitehurst, reunion organ-
izer, at 453-6844 by March
3 to say how many are
coming, to find out what to
bring and for driving direc-
tions.
Whitehurst requests that
persons unable to attend
write or phone her with an
update on their lives, to be
shared at the picnic. Her
address is 614. E. Cornell
St., Avon Park, FL 33825,
or e-mail wdwhitehurst@
earthlink.net.

Tickets on sale

for fund-raiser
LAKE PLACID The
first fund-raiser for the
proposed community cen-
ter will be Saturday, March


24, at the Lake Placid Elks
Lodge. The event is spon-
sored by Highlands
Regional Medical Center.
The entertainment will be
performed by Marti
Capodiferro, a professional
singer and entertainer.
Tickets are available for
sale at the chamber. Cost
for the prime rib dinner
show is $50 per person.
Checks should be made
payable to the Lake Placid
Ridge Community Center.


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@ newssun.comn
SEBRING Though it has
been the subject of much con-
sternation, only two people
addressed the county com-
mission Tuesday.
The commission chamber
was relatively empty when
chairman C. Guy Maxcy pre-
sented the revised audit
report.
"I want to turn it around to
you five people," resident
Jack Richie said. "What are
you going to do?"
Commissioner Barbara
Stewart had asked County
Admini'trator Carl Cool what
disciplinary action ,he intend-
ed: to levy 'with, regard to the
60 audit findings that per-
tained to the county.
(The 61st finding addressed
the Clerk of Courts' office.)
Richie and Cathy Bergens
were both critical of the com-
mission, the latter pointedly
addressing Stewart.


"Respect is a two-way
street Commissioner
Stewart," Bergens said.
"Animosity will not serve you
well."
Bergens, one of the few
people apparently without
political ambition to review
the audit's backup material,
has researched other counties'
relationships with their Clerk
of Courts internal auditors.
She advised the commis-
sion to mimic Hillsborough
County's agreement with its
clerk.
,And,, she said Manatee
County's library audit of 10
years ago didn't contain the
adversarial language she
detected ini the audit .report of'
the Highlands County Librar'y
System and Heartland Library
Cooperative.
Richie called the revised
audit report "enlightening."
The audit report was
revised after four meetings


between the county and the
clerk, which included Maxcy,
Cool, Clerk L.E. "Luke"
Brooker, his senior director of
business services Bob
Jamison and Sebring council
president Jeff Carlson, who
has a private certified public
accountant practice.
The wording of the findings
changed and an explanation
attached to each finding
called "conditions" isn't pres-
ent as often as in the original.
In many instances former
"non concurs" from county
staff were changed to "con-
,urs." In othern'a es. 'tre'
county concurred with the
.wording of the recommenda-
' tion- in part.
"I hope it will be followed
up by the county boaid,"
Richie said.
But, he chastised the board
(minus. commissioner Don
Bates who took office on the
eve of the audit report's publi-
cation) for failing to address


sooner the perceived prob-
lems in the county's response
to the findings.
"You created this animal,
this animosity by not doing
your job," Richie said.
Richie (who didn't receive
the Republican Party nod to
run for commissioner) has
called for Cool's retirement
recently.
He didn't renew his request
Tuesday.
"He's supposed to answer
to you," Richie said, pointing
to Cool. "You're supposed to
.,gve him, dji.%ctjon. Don't
blame that manii o\ r there."
Richie, ho preceded
Bergens, said the audit
appeared fact- and figure-
based. He detected no ani-
mosity and attributed its 18-
month duration to terrible
management.
"I think you owe the county
an apology," Richie said.
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you."
Maxcy said the reason he
didn't intervene sooner was
that no meetings were held.
However, he was present at
one meeting, filling in for
then-chairman Bob Bullard.
At least one other meeting
was held between the clerk's
office and the county.
"I don't consider it to be
my fault," he said, calling the
lack of meetings unique. "I'm
tired of these blood baths."
Stewart thanked Richie for
his observation and' she
defined that her job is to
stress accountability and
stress job performance.
"I learned that I cannot
keep my mouth shut and not
ask questions for fear of
offending someone," Stewart
said.
As Stewart spoke, Bergens
gathered her belongings,
stood up and exited.


Reserve education assistance set


Special to the News-Sun
Reserve Educational
Assistance Program (REAP)
is a new education program
that provides up to 36 months
of education benefits to mem-
bers of the Selected Reserves,
Individual Ready Reserve,
and National Guard, who are
called or ordered to active
service in response to a war or
national emergency, as
declared by the president or
by Congress.
Eligibility will be deter-
mined by the Department of
Defense or the Department of
Homeland Security, as appro-
priate. Generally, a member
of a Reserve component who
serves on active duty on or
after Sept. 11, 2001, under
title 10, for at least 90 consec-
utive days under a contin-
gency operation, is eligible
for REAP. There is no specif-
ic time frame to use REAP,
however, eligibility ends
when leaving the Selected


Reserves.
National Guard members
are eligible if their active
service extends for 90 consec-
utive days or more and their
service is: authorized under
section 502(f), title 32, U.S.
Code; authorized by the
President or Secretary of
Defense for a national emer-
gency; and supported by fed-
eral funds.
The educational assistance
allowance payable under
REAP is a percentage of the
Montgomery GI Bill-Active
Duty rate based on the num-
ber of continuous days served
on active duty.
Persons released before 90
days due to an injury, illness,
or disease incurred or aggra-
vated in the line of duty
receive the 40 percent rate.
Additional information is
available at www.gibill.va.
gov, or by contacting the
Highlands County Veteran
Services Office, 402-6623.


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Rotarians Haywood Pittman (left) and Charlie Kidd help
cook pasta Wednesday afternoon for the 44th Annual Sebring
Noon Rotary spaghetti dinner at Firemen's Field in Sebring.
According to Rotarian Kimble McKay, who has worked the
event for the past 15 years, 400 pounds of dry pasta and about
600 pounds of meat were used to prepare over 2,000 spaghetti
dinners. 'What we don't sell will go to the New Testament
Mission, McKay said. Proceeds from the event will help fund
youth services throughout Highlands County.




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News-Sun photo KATARA SIMMONS
Connecticut residents Spencer Hasapes, 14, and brother Tyler, 16, talk Thursday afternoon
about the experience they gained by volunteering to help build a Habitatfor Humanity home:
on Taunton Road in Avon Park. The boys spent three days working on the home, wfile they:
were in town visiting their grandparents Irene and George Hasapes.


Connecticut kids help with house


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
AVON PARK The
Hasapes brothers recently vis-
ited Avon Park, on vacation
from Connecticut for a week
while school is out.
This vacation may have
started like any other from
their childhood, but this year
Tyler and Spencer went a lit-
tle further.
The vacation wasn't just
about escaping the frigid
northeastern climate.
"Up where we're from the
weather is in the 20s right
now, which actually isn't that
bad," Spencer, 14, said.
This time vacation was
more about making a differ-
ence although still to get a
break from winter weather as
the two brothers worked for
three days on a local Habitat
for Humanity house.
"I'm familiar with the
organization," George
Hasapes, the brothers' grand-
father and Avon Park winter


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resident, said. "Sometimes
they will sleep late after a
hard day's work at the Habitat
house but I know it is a good
experience for them."
Both Tyler and Spencer are
enjoying the weather and are
even looking forward to a
much deserved trip to
Universal Studios.
"We like roller coasters,"
the brothers admitted.
The Hasapes brothers have
been wintering in Avon Park
for the past 10 years while off
school in Connecticut.
"I learned a lot of stuff. I


didn't even know what those
hurricane things were called,"
Tyler said, referring to hurri-
cane supports for the roof that
he installed earlier in the
week.
"I liked helping people out.
It made me feel good,"
Spencer said.
Tyler is a junior and
Spencer is a freshman in high
school. They thank their
grandfather and high school
for sparking an interest in vol-
unteer work and the Habitat
for Humanity organization.


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Department of Veteran Affairs gives

update on Sarasota's VA Cemetery


Special to the News-Sun
The National Veterans'
Cemetery under construction
on a portion of the Hawkins
Ranch, south of Clark Road
and four miles east of 1-75 in
Sarasota County, could have
its first phase available for
burials by the end of 2008,
earlier than expected.
The Hawkins Ranch site
was purchased mid-2006 by
the Veterans Administration,
with construction set to begin
in early 2008.
The initial construction
phase, designed by Miller
Legg, a Florida-based design
and engineering firm, will
include two structures, a visi-
tors information center/main-
tenance facility, and the initial
committal service shelter,
used for burial services.
The VA's National
Cemetery Administration
moved up the development
schedule because of the veter-
an population in that area of
the state, especially veterans
of World War II and Korea.
"We wanted it to be available
as soon as possible for the
families of those who
served," Fred Neun, acting
chief of construction manage-
ment for the cemetery admin-
istration, said. Sarasota Area
National Cemetery will be the
124th national cemetery.
Sarasota's cemetery had
been scheduled for develop-
ment in 2016, however when
Bay Pines National Cemetery


Town project

receives

grants

Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The
town of Lake Placid will
receive ;a $4,332 grant from
the Southwest'FlForitda Water
Management District's 2007
Community Education Grant
Program.
As part of the project,
approximately 20,000 Lake
Placid residents will be sent
packages containing informa-
tion about watersheds, an
identification sheet for non-
native, invasive plants and an
invitation to attend a local
Earth Day event. Recipients
will learn how' their behavior
impacts the watershed and
how to identify invasive plant
species.
This year the district
awarded 49 grants district-
wide for a total of $171,444.
The grants, which are up to
$5,000 each, will help fund
projects that provide commu-
nities the opportunity to learn
about water resources. This is
the 10th year Community
Education Grants have been
available.
The overall goal of the
Community Education Grant
Program is to actively engage
adults in water-related issues
pertaining to conservation,
protection and preservation.
Funded by the district's basin
boards, the program is intend-
ed to motivate communities
to get involved in water pro-
tection through various activ-
ities and educational formats.
Funding for this project
comes from the Peace River
Basin Board, which includes
portions of Highlands,
Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee
and Polk counties.
The Southwest Florida
Water Management District's
2008 Community Education
Grant Program will begin its


application process in June of
this year if funding is
approved by the basin boards.
To be added to the mailing
list to receive the 2008 appli-
cation, call the district's com-
munications department at
(800) 423-1476 or (352) 796-
7211, ext. 4757.


in St. Petersburg reached
capacity and could no longer
accept the remains of veterans
whose family requested cas-
ket funerals, it was quickly
moved up the list.
National cemeteries are
available to all U.S. military
veterans whose discharge
from military service was not
dishonorable. From the
Revolutionary War to the
Global War on Terror, the


remains of more than 3 mil-
lion veterans are buried in
national cemeteries in 39
states.
There are more than
400,000 veterans living with-
in 75 miles of Sarasota;
175,000 is the threshold of
eligibility. Currently, the
nearest national cemetery
with space available is in
Bushnell, which is about 110
miles north in Sumter County.


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Friday, February 23, 2007 3A

Working together
S, ... News-Sun photo by Christopher Tuffley
The Heartland Workforce hosts
informal monthly breakfast meet-
ings to introduce local businesses
to the broad range of services it
offers. Here David Mason (right),
a Workforce business relations
"- representative, talks with Lorrie
Key (left), coordinator of corpo-
rate and continuing education at
South Florida Community
College, and Maria Mitil, a spe-
cialist in Florida farm worker jobs
and education for SFCC. The
workforce and the college keep
lines of communication open, tai-
loring programs to meet local
needs.


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Albert Bast
Albert Bast, 72, of
Sebring, died Sunday,
Feb. 18, 2007, in
Avon Park.
He had been a resident of
Sebring, coming from
Auburndale. He was a mechan-
ic. He served in the United
States Navy.
Survivors include his son,
John R. of Greenwich, R.I.
Interment was in Lake Forest
Crematory in Avon Park.
Arrangements were handled
by Swann's Mortuary, Sebring.

William Drumm
William F.
Drumm, 72, of
Sebring, died
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007.
Born in Oswego, N.Y., he
was a skilled pipefitter. He
served in the United States
National Guard. He was a mem-
ber of local 73. He was induct-
ed into the Oswego Softball
Hall of Fame. He served on the
board of directors at Golf
Hammock Country Club,
Sebring.
Survivors include his wife,
Manda (Atkinson); sons,
Thomas M. of Oswego, N.Y.
and William T. of Pennellville,
N.Y.; three grandchildren; and
sister, Rose Besch of Oswego,
N.Y.
A private burial will be in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens in
Avon Park.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Hope Hospice of
Highlands County.

Lynn Browning
Lynn Fred
Browning, 78, of
Lake Placid, died
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in
Lake Placid.
Born in Rigby, Idaho, he had
been a resident of Lake Placid
since 1998, coming from San
Clara, Calif.
He was a retired production
manager in the defense indus-


try. He served in the United
States Army during the Korean
War. He was a member of the
Sebring Ward of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints.
Survivors include his wife of
33 years, Verna; daughters,
Cecelia Rupp, Debra Holler and
Diane Hinds; sons, David and
Douglas; sisters, Joyce Duncan,
Zelda Gordon and Elaine
Jackson; 11 grandchildren; and
one great-grandson.
A funeral service and inter-
ment will be near Idaho Falls,
Idaho, at the Eckersell Funeral
Home, Rigby, Idaho.
Memorial contributions may
be made to either the
Alzheimer's Association, 988
Woodcock Road, Suite 200,
Orlando, FL 32803 or Good
Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.
Envelopes are available at Scott
Funeral Home in Lake Placid.

Gene Harry
Gene E. Harry, 75, of
Sebring, died Monday, Feb. 19,
2007, in Sebring.
He retired from a trucking
company in Michigan after 25
years of service. He had been a
winter resident of Sebring for
many years, becoming a full-
time resident in 1999.
Survivors include his son,
Gene C.; sisters, Mary Andrews
of Jefferson, Wis., Rosie Partain
of Marysville, Mich., Arlene
Roscoe of Taylor, Mich.,
Pauline Sinsabaugh of Lapeer,
Mich.; brother, Casey of
Galesburg, Mich.; and two
grandchildren.
A memorial service to cele-
brate his life will be at 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, at his home,
2764 Duffer Road, Sebring. A
time of fellowship will immedi-
ately follow the service. -
A spring graveside service
will be at White Chapel
Memorial Cemetery in
Southfield, Mich., at a later
date.


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LAKE PLACID The Lake
Placid Ladies of the Elks is
hosting a Flower and Fashion
Show with a luncheon Saturday
at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge,
200 County Road 621 East.
Doors will open at 11 a.m.
and an apricot chicken lunch-
eon will be served at noon.
A representative from
Nelson's Roses in Apopka will
give a presentation on care and
growing of roses. They have
been growing roses for more
than 38 years and some of their
roses can be seen at Disney
World, Sea World, Cypress
Gardens and Leu Gardens.
They have published a book
"Nelson's Guide to Florida
Roses" which will be available


for purchasing and signing.
Ed Fabik, president from the
Orchid Society of Highlands
County and Bill Ross, owner of
Awesome Orchids, will give a
presentation on orchids.
Fashions will be provided by
Tropical Island Wear. Nelson's
Roses will have roses and
Awesome Orchids will have
blooming orchids for sale.
Tickets are $15 which
includes the rose and orchid
presentation, fashion show,
luncheon and door prizes. This
event is open to the public and
tickets are limited.
For more details or tickets,
contact Paula Fabik at 465-
2830.


Memorial contributions may
be made to the Good Shepherd
Hospice and the American
Cancer Society.

Clarine Hussain
Clarine Hussain, 69, of
Sebring, died Wednesday, Feb.
21, 2007.
Born in Springland Berbice,
Guyana, she moved to Orlando
in 2002 and Sebring in 2006.
She was a member of St.
Catherine Catholic Church in
Sebring.
Survivors include her sons,
Dr. Fazil Hussain and Abzal
Hussain, both of New York, and
David Hussain of Florida;
daughters, Ferina Ally and
Zameena Barsis, both of
Florida; four brothers; five sis-
ters; and nine grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial
will be at 11 a.m. today at St.
Catherine Catholic Church in
Sebring. Visitation will follow
from 12-1 p.m. at Lakeview
Cemetery Mausoleum in Avon
Park. Interment will be at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by Page-Theus Funeral
Home & Cremation Services,
Leesburg.

Charles Johnson
Charles Daniel
Johnson, 87, of
Sebring, died
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, in
Sebring.
Born in Winder, Ga., he
worked for Pan Am in Miami,
as a flight engineer. He served
in the United States Army Air
Corps as a flight engineer prior
to moving to Sebring in 1946.
He was a
former co-
owner of Stiles
S -- Johnson
Pontiac. He
1 retired after 23
years with Gulf
Life Insurance.
JOHNSON He was a mem-
ber of Sebring
Historical Society and former
member of Sebring Lions Club.
He was a member of First
United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of
63 years, Evelyn (Pearce); and
son, Dan of Sebring; daughters,
Carol Wolfe, Tricia Guthrie,
both of Sebring and Colleen
Ricketts of Lakeland; sister,


Nellie McClaury of Denver,
Colo.; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5-7
p.m. today at Morris Funeral
Chapel in Sebring. A funeral
service will be at 11 a.m.
Saturday at First United
Methodist Church. Military
Honors will follow at Pinecrest
Cemetery in Sebring.
Memorial contributions may
be made to First United
Methodist Church, Family Life
Center.

Margaret Kinsey
Margaret Irene Kinsey, 80, of
Avon Park, died Thursday, Feb.
22, 2007, in Sebring.
Born in Avon Park, she had
been a lifelong resident.
She was a food service super-
visor for 25 years retiring in
1980. She was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Avon
Park.
Survivors include her son,
Gary S. Neal of Lauderdale by
the Sea; daughters, Carol S.
White of Okeechobee and Judy
Bachman of Avon Park; brother,
Roland Dilley of Sebring; four
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at
3 p.m. Saturday in Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home in Avon
Park, with Dr. Vernon Harkey
officiating.

Kristopher Massey
Kristopher Alan Massey, 15,
of Sebring, died Tuesday, Feb.
20, 2007, in Sebring.
Born in Tamuning, Guam, he
moved here in 2006 from
Massachusetts.
Survivors include his mother
and stepfather, Sandra and
Robert Choquette Jr. of
Sebring; father, Gregory Stuart
Massey ofAgana, Guam; broth-
ers, Gregory J. and Michael A.,
both of Fall River, Mass.; step-
brother, Jacob Choquette of
Sebring; grandmother, Marilyn
Aflague of Agana, Guam;
grandparents, Robert Sr. and
Betty Choquette of Avon Park;
and grandmother, Louise
Viverious of Westport, Mass.
Visitation will be from 2-3
p.m. Saturday at Dowden
Funeral Home Chapel in
Sebring. A funeral service will
follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral
home chapel, with pastor


Angelo Ballestero and pastor
Stephen Felts of the First
Baptist Church of Windmere
officiating.

Annie Lewis
Annie Collins Lewis, 90, of
Prattville, Ala., died
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, in
Prattville, Ala.
Born in Cairo, Ga., she
moved to Sebring in 1972, from
Miami and moved to Prattville,
Ala. in 2004.
Survivors include her
nephews, B.V. Ray and Jack
Ray; niece, Margie Price; and
several other nieces and
nephews.
Visitation will be from 1-2
p.m. Monday at Dowden
Funeral Home Chapel in
Sebring. A funeral service will
follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral
home chapel, with the Rev.
Winfred White officiating.
Interment will be in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens in Avon
Park, immediately following
the service.

Mary Sudds
Mary Ann Sudds, 70, of
Sebring, died Friday, Feb. 16,
2007, in Avon Park.
Born in Lachochee, she had
been a resident of Sebring for
41 years, coming from
Lachochee.
She was a citrus contractor.
She was a mother to the com-
munity, feeding the homeless.
She was a member of Zion Hill
Missionary Baptist Church in
Sebring.
Survivors include her step-
sons, Hubert Suggs and Stephen
Suggs; and stepdaughters,
Margo Suggs, Della Prim and
Madilyn Suggs.
A funeral service will be at 3
p.m. today at Zion Hill Baptist
Church in Sebring, with the
Rev. Al Donaldson officiating.
Interment will be in Lakeside
Cemetery in Sebring.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by Swann's Mortuary Inc.,
Sebring.

Altamease Williams
Altamease R, Williams, 71,
of Atlanta, died Monday, Feb.
19, 2007, in Atlanta.
Born in Avon Park, she had
been a resident of Atlanta, since
1995.


She retired from the Avon
Park Police Department in 1995
and moved to Greenwood, S.C.
She was a member of St. Mark
Baptist Church and the senior
musician for many years. She
was also a member of Mt.
Moriah Baptist Church, briefly
presiding over the senior choir;
and Mount Olive African-
Methodist-Episcopal Church in
Avon Park.
Survivors include her son,
Freddie Jr. of Atlanta; daugh-
ters, Mearl Robinson and
Dierdre Bowie, both of Atlanta;
sister, Ollie Belle Davis of
Patterson, N.J.; eight grandchil-
dren;. 11 great-grandchildren;
and three godchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8
p.m. today at Mount Olive
AME Church in Avon Park. A
funeral service will be at 11
a.m. Saturday at the church.
Interment will be in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens in Avon
Park.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by Swann's Mortuary,
Sebring.

Frederick Williams
Frederick E.
Williams, 75, of
Sebring, died
Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, in
Sebring.
Born in Miami, he was a
school bus driver. He served in
the United States Navy.
Survivors include his wife,
Eva P.; son, Frederick of
Hollywood; and daughter,
Jackie L. of Deerfield.
Arrangements were handled
by Swann's Mortuary Inc.,
Sebring.



Ruth Wolfe
Ruth Chapin Wolfe, 88, of
Lake Placid, died Friday, Jan.
26, 2007, in Lake Placid.
A celebration of life memori-
al service will be at 1:45 p.m.
Sunday at Woody's RV Resort
Clubhouse, 4414 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring.

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will be an auction, a pet-picture
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happening, with all the pro-
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Society.
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Ranch washing
cars today
SEBRING The Last
Chance Ranch will have a car
wash from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. today at Advance Auto
Parts (across from Wal-Mart).
Cost is a donation, which
includes completed drying and
tires. Proceeds will help raise
funds for new Team Leader
building.

Lake Placid
prepares for
blood drives
LAKE PLACID Florida's
Blood Centers Highlands
Blood Mobile is coming to
town on the following days and
locations:
Today Lake Placid Elks
Lodge from 1-3 p.m.
Sunday Memorial
United Methodist Church, off
Kent Avenue, from 9 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
Monday First
Presbyterian Church, off Oak
Street, from 8 a.m. to noon.
For details, call 382-4499.

Marshall
County, Ind.
Day reunion set
SEBRING The Marshall
County, Ind. Day reunion will
be at Homer's Smorgasbord
today.
Registration will begin at 11
a.m., with dinner to follow.

VFW plans
weekend events
AVON PARK The
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
9853 is having a pasta and
sausage dinner from 4:30-6:30
p.m. today for $5.
The men's auxiliary is hav-
ing its monthly breakfast from
8-11 a.m. Sunday for $4.
The ladies auxiliary also is
having its monthly birthday
dinner from 4-6 p.m. for $4.
Any post member having a
birthday in February receives


their dinner free. All members
and guests are welcome.
For more information, call
the post at 452-9853.

Sebring Village
dance slated
SEBRING A dance will
be from 7:30-10:30 p.m. today
at Sebring Village.
Music will be provided by
Kelly Goodrich, a piano player
from Clearwater. The dance
will be in the clubhouse, locat-
ed one mile behind Wal-Mart
off Schumacher Road.
Cost is $3.50 for members
and $5 for non-members.
Coffee and ice will be pro-
vided. Call 386-0045 for more
information.

Fire station
serving chicken
SEBRING The West
Sebring Volunteer Fire
Department invites everyone to
the 32nd Annual Chicken
Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday at the firehouse,
2300 Longview Court.
For a donation of $5, dinner
includes one-half chicken,
coleslaw, baked beans, roll and
beverage.

Bikers taking
ride Saturday
TAMPA The Heartland
Chapter of Florida Trail is
sponsoring a leisurely bike ride
open to the public at the
Flatwoods Trail on Fletcher
Avenue/Morris Bridge Road in
Tampa through Florida pine
and palmetto hammocks on
Saturday.
For meeting time and further
details call (863) 859-3960 or
(863) 679-7514.

Danger Band
performing
SEBRING The Danger
Band will be performing rock,
country, original and dance
music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
today and Saturday at the Why
Not Lounge, 623 U.S. 27


South.
This is a smoking club and
there is no cover charge.
Patrons must be 21 or older.
For more information, call the
lounge at 471-6200.

Legion hosts
sock hop
LAKE PLACID -
American Legion, Placid Post
25 is having a sock hop
Saturday at the post home,
1490 U.S. 27 North.
Social hour is from 5-6 p.m.;
dinner is from 6-7 p.m.; and
music is from 7-10 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for dinner
and music and $5 to enjoy the
music only. The L&L (four-
piece band) will entertain.
This event is open to the
public. For tickets, call 465-
7940 or 465-0975.

Meatloaf dinner
being served
AVON PARK Avon Park
Voiture 899 will be having a
homemade meatloaf dinner
from 5-6 p.m. Saturday with all
the trimmings.
The dinner is for a children
and youth project. Then at 5:30
p.m. the Booze Brothers take
the stage to entertain. Tickets
are $7 each and can be picked
up at the post home on Bell
Street. Members and their
guests are welcome.

Woodcarvers
Show coming
SEBRING The 10th
Annual Woodcarvers Show is
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
at the Sebring Civic Center.
Featured carvers this year
are Ross Orr, caricature carver;
Bill Snyder, animal carver; and
Bud Evans, bird carver. Door
prizes and refreshments will be
available.
Activities set at
Moose Lodge
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
the following events this week-
end:


Today Happy hour will
be from 2-4 p.m. A menu is
served from 5-9 p.m. Music by
Pressure Point Band will be
from 7-11 p.m.
Saturday Happy hour
will be from 3-6 p.m. Menu is
served from 5-9 p.m. Music by
Frankie will be from 7-11 p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.

Reflections
hosting dance
AVON PARK Reflections
on Silver Lake will host a
dance featuring Saxman and
the Posse from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Saturday.
Cost is $5 per person. Call
452-5037 for details.

DAR fashion
show coming
SEBRING Patriots
Chapter Daughters of the
American Revolution of
Sebring invites everyone to
attend the fashion show-lunch-
eon garden party at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday at the Candlelight
Restaurant in Sun 'N Lake
Country Club, 5223 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd.
Cost is $20 per ticket. For
tickets, call Pat Leidel at 386-
4474.


Bazaar and flea
market slated
SEBRING Whispering
Pines Village, 2323 Brunns
Road, (off Hammock Road) is
hosting its 25th annual bazaar
and flea market from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturday.
There will be numerous
draws, entertainment and bake
table available.

Club plans
rummage sale
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Woman's Club
will host its annual rummage
and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturday at 10 N. Main
Ave.
There will be baked goods,
clothing, housewares, bric-a-
brac, small furnishings, toys
and small appliances.

Reflections sets
arts, crafts sale
AVON PARK The 16th
Annual Arts & Crafts
Showcase and Sale at
Reflections on Silver Lake, off
U.S. 27 across from South
Florida Community College,
will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 24.
The Quilter's Cafe will be
open serving snacks and lunch.
For more information, call
452-5379.


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does not concur."
"We have a very good
library system," Cool said,
explaining that his job now is
to implement audit recom-
mendations and re-evaluate
how the Highlands County
Library System does business.
"But, even a very good library
can be better."
The county has a road map


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Legislature in 2005, Rural
Land Stewardship (Section
163,3177(11)(d), F.S.) is an
incentive-based long-term
planning tool intended to pro-
mote rural sustainability by
creating rural economic activ-
ity, protecting natural
resources and rural character
and maintaining the viability
of agriculture. It also provides
for control of urban sprawl
through the use of innovative
strategies and creative land
use techniques.
The proposal was taken
before the county's Natural
Resources Advisory
Committee earlier this week..
"We see Rural Land
Stewardship as a benefit to
everyone," comments Susie
Bishop, business develop-
ment manager of
Atlanticblue. "Highlands
County should see both wide-
scale environmental protec-
tion and an increase in their
tax and employment bases;
there will be less pressure to
convert agricultural lands to
development; and landowners
will be rewarded for preserv-
ing sensitive environmental
systems and using innovative
land planning techniques."
"RLS also fulfills many of
the goals and ideas identified
in the county's visioning doc-
ument," continued Mark
Morton, senior vice president
of Lykes Land Investments
Inc. "In addition to creating
economic diversity, protect-
ing natural resources and
assuring agricultural viability,


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horses away from school.
"I've seen them more than
once because I've been here
since kindergarten," Felicia
Strouse, a 10-year-old fifth-
grader said. "I got to ride
horses and take care of them


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out of compliance, Thompson
said, and that means the city
has been penalized by the
Florida Department of
Community Affairs, the
state's oversight authority on
local land use. The depart-
ment will not accept any
requests for approval of large
scale developments until the
comprehensive plan is in
compliance.
That puts some developers'
plans on hold and slows the
pace of growth, Thompson
explained.
His primary task, short
term, is to bring the land use
plan into compliance. To do
that he will take over the
work being done by the coun-
cil, including finishing the
initial report. He and Shirey
will be meeting with repre-
sentatives of the council
Tuesday in order to transfer
the process.
Once Thompson takes over
he will hold a series of public
meetings with private citi-
zeng, elected officials and city
and county staff to collect the
information needed to write
the report, which typically
takes eight months to com-
plete. However, Thompson is
hopeful Avon Park's can be
done in less time.
There are two core con-
cepts at work when determin-
ing how to develop unused, or
under used areas land use
and zoning. Thompson stress-
es the difference.
Land use is an umbrella


now, he said, by which it can
improve library operations.
Several audit recommenda-
tions were implemented
before the report's release in
November, Cool said. The rest
will be implemented within
the next six months.
"The next audit will be
much different," Cool said,
alluding to the follow up audit
which is expected within a
year.
Difference will be twofold.
First, with corrective meas-


RLS accommodates projected
growth through self-sustain-
ing, clustered, mixed-use
development. RLS is even
mentioned in the visioning
document as a possible pro-
gram for preserving rural
lands."
For Highlands County, this
could create new means for
economic activity. The statute
requires that the RLS program
be fiscally neutral, in essence
assuring that growth pay for
itself.
Essentially, RLS calls for
the analysis and evaluation of
the environmental, agricultur-
al and development potential
of the land within the RLS
area. Future "receiving areas"
can be designated; "receiving
areas" are defined as places in
which innovative planning
and development strategies
could be applied in exchange
for credits received for pro-
tecting "sending areas" that
have important environmental
or agricultural value.
Although making separate
application for their respec-
tive lands, Atlanticblue and
Lykes are working in close
collaboration with one anoth-
er, in order to allow
Highlands County to take a
comprehensive approach to
planning, as well as to facili-
tate the process. The compa-
nies are also reaching out to a
number of public agencies
and citizen groups for input as
they prepare their applica-
tions.
The Rural Land
Stewardship program
involves the adoption of a
plan amendment to allow for
RLS; the establishment of


at Girl Scout camp. I like the
way they feel and smell."
Some of the popular com-
ments from students were
how soft the horses felt and
how interesting the markings
on some of the multicolored
horses were.
"I love the different
designs," Krull said. "They
are so beautiful."


term, he said, zoning is spe-
cific.
For example, a community
might decide it prefers low
residency over a large area.
That sets the overall land use.
However, part of that low
residency area might be
reserved for agriculture, and
part of it set aside for large
homes on large lots, and the
rest of it designated for small-
er homes on smaller lots -
each of those sub-sets are the
result of zoning and, while
different, all can still comply
with the desired land use.
In other words, an area des-
ignated for one type of use
may have a variety of zones
within it.
Zoning should not be con-
fused with code enforcement
either, Thompson said.
For example, if an individ-
ual wants to build a business
in an area not zoned for it,
that is an issue involving land
use and the city planner; but if
an individual wants to build a
business in an area that is
zoned for it, that business will
still have to comply with the
city code, an issue for code
enforcement officers.
Thompson emphasized the
need for public opinion while
planning development.
"It's the most important
part," he said, "because a
place should reflect how the
people want a town to grow. I
will have a series of open
(advertised) meetings so there
will be plenty of opportunity
for the public, to participate.
I'll also be talking to staff
members and elected offi-
cials," he added. That way, he


ures taken, the auditors
should find fewer discrepan-
cies.
Second, Cool said Jamison
agreed to meetings through-
out the audit process -
before, during and after.
In several findings, the
auditors suggested and Cool
agreed that legal advice was
needed.
Cool will submit those
issues for review by county
attorney Ross MacBeth, but
only after Jamison verifies


Goals, Objectives and
Policies outlining RLS strate-
gies; which are followed by
land development regulations
to establish specific RLS
implementation criteria.
Details of the public informa-
tion process that will inform
Highlands residents on the
RLS program will be released
shortly.
Atlanticblue, headquartered
in Lake Wales, is a real estate
management, acquisition and
development company with a
demonstrated understanding
of responsible land manage-
ment. It owns and operates
Blue Head Ranch on approxi-
mately 65,000 acres in south-
western Highlands County,
producing beef cattle, citrus
and sod. The company also
owns and operates Tri-County
Grove, a citrus operation on
3,600 acres of land spanning
Highlands and DeSoto coun-
ties.
Lykes Bros. Inc. was
founded in Florida more than
100 years ago by seven broth-
ers on the core values of
unity, hard work, stewardship,
re-investment in growth and
diversification of business. It
remains a privately held, fam-
ily-managed business and
focuses its efforts on agricul-
ture, including citrus, cattle
ranching, forestry and sugar
cane, insurance; and land
investment.

For more information on
Rural Land Stewardship des-
ignations and the successes in
Collier County and St. Lucie,.
visit www.avemaria.edu or
www.familylandsremem
bered.com respectively.


Younger students experi-
encing the Cracker Trail rid-
ers visit for the first time
made posters and hats to show
off at the event, Smith said.
"The riders have been com-
ing here since the school
opened," Smith said. "Some
of our students make posters
to show and cowboy hats to
wear, it's a big day for them."


said, he gets both outside and
inside government perspec-
tives.
Thompson, who was born
in DeSoto County, graduated
from Lake Placid High
School and went straight into
the military. He served as an
intelligence analyst in Europe
and as a part of Desert Storm.
Returning to Florida, he
earned a bachelor of science
degree in finance and an mas-
ter in business administration,
both from Webber
International University. He
was certified as an urban
planner by the American
Institute of Certified Planners
in December of 2006.
Thompson comes to Avon
Park directly from Port
Charlotte, where he worked
as a planner for a private legal
firm, specializing in, among
other things, land use law.
"It's hard to predict
growth," Thompson said, "
it's like trying to time the
stock market you know
something is going to happen,
you just don't know when.
"I really have to know what
the community wants how
they want things to look and
grow. That will take being
here a little bit longer.
"I'm putting my hand on
the pulse of the city. I can see
.a strong civic mindedness. It
seems the people really, sin-
cerely care about Avon Park.
They want growth, but not
careless growth. I'm looking
forward to serving the com-
munity."
Thompson may be reached
at 452-2039 or
applanner@avonpark.cc.


that the right questions are
asked.
One such area for review
will be the county's relation-
ship with Friends of the
Library, which currently runs
bookstores at the Avon Park
and Lake Placid libraries.
Net proceeds are donated to
their respective libraries for
improvements.
Currently, there's no con-
tract with either bookstore to
occupy the county spaces that
they do. And, a request for
proposals wasn't sought.
Cool wouldn't speculate
what would happen to the
bookstores should MacBeth
recommend that the arrange-
ments be subject to the bid
process, much like what Habit
for Humanity is undergoing to
receive about 20 acres of sur-
plus land.
The difference, Cool
explained, is that with Friends
it's just use of a county facili-
ty whereas with Habitat, the
property will be deeded to the
non-profit.
The review of the Friends'
situation will likely mean that
the county's relationship with
other groups who will be re-
evaluated, Cool said.
"I intend to make sugges-
tions to the internal auditors
as to where we need to be


looking at," Cool said,
explaining he wasn't aware of
the county's role in the audit
strategy process until it was
reported by the News-Sun.
He said Brooker, as an
independent constitutional
officer, would have the final
say in what is audited and
when.
The interlocal agreement
between the member counties
that resulted in the Heartland
Library Cooperative will
come before the board soon
with revisions for their
approval.
In it, Cool said, the cooper-
ative's responsibility and
authority will be more
defined, such as whether it
can add interlibrary loan
exchange programs with other
organizations such as South
Florida Community College
on its own.
While the 60 findings that
apply to the county is result-
ing in various changes and
improvements, Cool said
there's been no changes to the
personnel manual.
"We've changed some pro-
cedures but I don't recall any
manuals being changed," he
said of standard operating
procedures.

To address the findings,
Cool, assistant administrator


Rick Helms and library direc-
tor Mary Myers determined
who was best suited to
respond.
"I drafted the transmittal
letter back to the clerk's
office," Cool said, explaining
that he gathered the feedback
and formulated his responses,
which were delivered to
Jamison.
Written findings presented
to Cool required written
responses from him, he said.
In some cases, Cool said, ver-
bal findings were immediate-
ly dealt with by Myers, never
going any further than that.
"Could it have gone from
Mary to him?" Cool said,
when asked why Myers as a
department head couldn't
answer the audit directly
without filtering through him.
"Yeah, but there was no rea-
son to. Some issues required
judgment calls, which I
made."
Cool wanted it to be clear
that the system isn't broken
be it the library or the audit
process.
"The audit is a process for
us to get better," Cool said.
"It's been a difficult process,
but it's working.
Improvements are being
made."


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Heartland
Symphony
playing Tuesday
SEBRING The Heartland
Symphony Orchestra, with
Bryan Johnson conducting,
will perform at St. Johns
United Methodist Church at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"Rosamunde" by Schubert,"
"Bartok Suite" by Bartok,
'Tales from the Vienna
Woods" by Strauss, "Surprise
Symphony" by Strauss,
"Pavanne by Ravel" and
'Andante and Allegro" by
Mozart will be performed.
An additional tympani play-
er from Frostproof will enlarge
the orchestra's personnel.
Tickets will be available at the
door. Johnson can be reached
at (863) 638-7231 while Sue
Lewis, the lead bassoonist, can
be reached at 314-9315.

'Ms. Leap Year'
set for Saturday
AVON PARK The "Ms.
Leap Year" beauty pageant
will be presented at 7 p.m.
Saturday at Avon Park Middle
School Auditorium.
A $3 donation will provide
entry into this entertaining
event or reserved seating is
available for a $5 donation.
Tickets may be purchased at
the door or at the APHS front
office. The funds raised are
used to help w ith APHS 's
Project Graduation.


By PATRICIA C. POND
News Sun correspondent
LAKE PLACID Before
people buy the taxman-in-a-
box or dump a load of loose
papers on the desk of a har-
ried accountant in mid-April,
they might check out the
friendly, helpful atmosphere
of one of the AARP Tax Aide
offices in Highlands County.
AARP Tax Aide is an IRS
program, funded by the IRS
in partnership with the AARP
Foundation. The service is
free and anyone of any age
may take advantage of the
service. Tax returns are elec-
tronically prepared and filed
right on the spot.
There are no appointments,
so it's first come, first served.
However, every effort is
made to move clients through
the steps of the process
quickly and smoothly.
Client coordinators greet
clients, verify identification
and assist with arranging tax
documents. If a person's
papers are incomplete, they
will tell the taxpayer exactly
what to bring to their next
visit.
To avoid this, Chuck
Chase, coordinator of the
Lake Placid office, recom-
mends that people assemble
their W2 forms, all 1099
forms (distributions from
pensions, annuities, IRAs,
self-contracted work, etc.),
interest statements, capital
gains, and Social Security
benefit statements.
"You must have a photo ID
and an original Social
Security card for everyone'on
the tax form," Chase said.


News-Sun photo by PATRICIA C. POND
Volunteers Maris Bennis and Lee Flocke confer with client Betty Schultz during prepara-
tion of her tax return. AARP Tax Aide volunteers come from many backgrounds. Bennis is
a bookkeeper. Flocke formerly worked for Grumman Aerospace on Project Apollo and
was one of the team that built the lunar module that landed on the moon.


"These are required to file an
income tax return."
After everything is in
order, a tax counselor works
with the client to prepare the
tax return directly on a com-
puter.
The required forms are
part of the IRS software, so
everything is provided. A
printed copy is provided for
each taxpayer's personal
files.

Two sets of eyes
Chase explained that two
people do each return. After
the tax counselor completes
the return, the client is sent to
one of the senior staff mem-


bers who has been trained to
perform a "quality review."
"Every return is reviewed
by two sets of eyes," Chase
said. "I am one of the
reviewers in the Lake Placid
office. This is the only tax
service that does it twice."
This is Chase's fourth year
in the program and he says
that what he likes most about
the work is the people.
"Seventeen years ago, I
was in an accident and dis-
abled, so I could never work
again. But I love to work and
I love people. When a friend
suggested I try this, I agreed.
We have -fi here, we bring
treats for the volunteers and


try to create a friendly, help-
ful atmosphere."
There are 11 volunteers
working in the Lake Placid
office. All volunteers are
trained by instructors using
IRS materials, including a
workbook and modular mate-
rials.
New volunteers start in the
autumn with hands-on com-
puter training for those new
to the IRS software. Tax law
training is done every year
during the month of January.
Volunteers come from all
kinds of backgrounds; most
have had some experience
with tax preparation MaNris
Bennis was a bookkeeper,


Delta Blaney was a real
estate agent, and Chuck
Chase was a business manag-
er. Then there is the in-house
joke about "tax preparation
takes a rocket scientist and
we have one."
Lee Flocke worked for
Grumman Aerospace on
Project Apollo and was one
of the team who worked on
the lunar module that landed
on the moon.
Flocke thinks AARP Tax
Aide is a good program that
does people a real service.
"They need the help to
comply with the tax laws and
I try to provide some sup-
port."
AARP Tax Aide cannot
prepare returns that include
rental properties or deprecia-
tion. They do not prepare
"complicated" business
taxes. They can do simple
business taxes, such as
Schedule CEZ for sole pro-
prietor.
Tax Aide office hours
There are three AARP Tax
Aide offices now open in
Highlands County. Each has
different days and hours.
Lake Placid: Tuesdays
and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church, 43 Lake
June Road
Sebring: Mondays and
Thursday from 1-4 p.m. at
St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix
Drive.
Avon Park: Tuesdays and
Thursday from 1-4 p.m. at
First Baptist Church, -100
North Lake Ave.


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The News-Sun would like to
remind the readers that the
names listed below reflect those
who have been charged with a
crime, but they are all innocent
until proven guilty by a court of
law. If anyone listed here is
acquitted or has charges
dropped, they can bring in proof
of such decision or mail a copy
to the paper and the News-Sun
will be happy to report that infor-
mation. The News-Sun is at
2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,
FL 33870.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, Feb. 18:

* Jose Arturo Carranza, 22, of
Avon Park, was charged with
operating motor vehicle without
valid license; and driving under
the influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense.
* Brad William David, 26, of
Okeechobee, was charged with
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* Ashley Nicole Elder, 21, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of marijuana, not more
than 20 grams; tampering with,
fabricating or destroying physi-
cal evidence; and possession of
narcotic equipment and/or use.
* Jose Antonio Flores, 43, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
driving while license suspend-
ed, first offense.


* Celestino Junior Gaitan, 41,
of Eloise, was charged with pro-
bation violation, misdemeanor
or community control for pos-
session of cannabis.
* Salvador Garcia, 34, of Lake
Placid, was charged with carry-
ing a concealed weapon, elec-
tric weapon or device.
* Elizabeth Evelyn Harris, 38,
of Sebring, was registered as a
convicted felon.
M Sara Christine Hooper, 22, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and possession of
marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
* Concepcion Roamon
Rockmore, 32, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for homicide, willful
kill, murder while engaged in
certain felony offense; and pos-
session of weapon by convicted
felon, firearm or concealed
weapon.
M Thomas Norman Scott, 60, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* Bobby Lee Smith, 49, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and possession of
cocaine.
* Daryl Eugene Tellechea, 45,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
possession of cocaine; resisting
officer, obstruction without vio-
lence; and possession of nar-
cotic equipment and/or use.


AVON PARK Avon Park First
Presbyterian Church ARP will show the
movie of the month, "Love's Enduring
Promise," in the fellowship hall at 4 p.m.
Sunday.
Based on Janette Oke's best-selling book
series, and directed by Michael Landon, Jr.,
"Love's Enduring Promise" is second in
Oke's inspired storytelling series for the
whole family. Based on Oke's best-selling
novel, this poignant sequel to "Love Comes
Softly" will draw everyone in from the
beginning to the end. Missie Davis
(January Jones) is devoted equally to teach-
ing school and doing her fair share on the


farm. When a handsome railroad heir
(Mackenzie Astin) starts to woo her, Davis
is nearly swept off her feet. That is until a
mysterious stranger (Logan Bartholomew)
with a troubled past shows up. Torn
between two very different men, Davis
learns what is truly important in this inspir-
ing film that the whole family will enjoy.
Experience life the Old West in the early
days with Oke's wonderful characters.
This movie will be the second one of a
series of four that will be shown on the last
Sunday afternoon of each of the next few
months. The first in the series was shown in
January and is available in the church


library on DVD for review; however, the
second movie stands on its own. They are
all parts of this four-book Oke series.
Updates on the other movies will be publi-
cized as each date approaches.
Popcorn and sodas will be served and the
public is invited. There is no charge. Bring
the family and come enjoy this magnificent
movie together. The Avon Park First
Presbyterian Church is at 215 E. Circle St.
on the shore of Lake Verona with two
entrances on LaGrande Street. Fellowship
hall entrance is on La Grande Street.


Bullock, Downing speaking at Annual Camp-meeting


LAKE PLACID The
Annual Camp-meeting of the
Churches of the Nazarene in
this area will be hosting Rex
Bullock and Ann Downing as
featured guests.
The services begin at 6 p.m.
Sunday at the Lake Placid
Camp and Conference Center.
The Monday through
Wednesday services will begin


at 7 p.m.
Downing is often featured on
the Gaither Homecoming
videos and is a favorite soloist
and speaker for many retreats
across the nation. She has trav-
eled with the Speer Family, the
Downings, and as a solo min-
istry for many years. She will
open the camp-meeting with a
concert Sunday night, and will


also be singing several songs in
each of the remaining services.
There will be no admission
charge, but there will be an
offering taken.
Bullock is the speaker for
Dayspring Radio Ministries. He
has been a pastor, evangelist,
and Camp-meeting speaker
across the nation and in many
other countries. He currently is


Emmanuel plans open house
SEBRING The new sanc- fact that they have a beautiful, public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
tuary at Emmanuel United new and debt free sanctuary. Saturday, March 3. Emmanuel
Church of Christ has been built, Members at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, locat-
dedicated and celebrated. United Church of Christ would ed on Hope Street off of
After a long journey from the now like to invite the communi- Hammock Road, is about a half
beginnings in a bingo hall in ty to see the new facility. The a mile before Highlands
1990 members rejoice in the sanctuary will be open to the Hammock State Park.


pastor of the Cornerstone
Church in St Petersburg. His
ministry is unique and dynamic,
and has been used of God in
powerful ways.
The public is invited to these
services. The Conference
Center is at 2665 Placid View
Drive, Lake Placid. For more
information about the event,
call 465-7625.



for today
Hammock Road is off of U.S.
27.
There will be greeters at the
door and guides to show every-
one around and answer ques-
tions. Light refreshments will
be served in the meeting hall.


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Mark David Haskell
604 Lemon Ave.
Sebring, Florida
DOB: 3/12/63
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Charge: Violation of probation
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Michael O'Neil Laroux
4718 Leucadendra Drive
Sebring, Florida
DOB: 4/28/73
Height: 6'; Weight: 170
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603 S. Verona Ave.
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DOB: 12/15/81
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1431 Lake Blvd.
Avon Park, Florida
DOB: 2/21/52
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7107 Sparta Road
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through the delivery of professional services. Our mission is to protect Iin

rights while maintaining peace and order.- .


This special feature appears weekly in the News-Sun, with photos and information provided by the

W *,t0 Highlands County Sheriff's Office on active warrants as of Feb. 21. If you know the whereabouts of any
I of these individuals, you are asked to call the sheriff's office at 402-7200 immediately. Call Heartland
Crime Stoppers at 800-226-TIPS to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. To
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Igom unt cleda.


The Community Calendar pro-
vides a brief listing of local
clubs and organizations who
meet on a regular basis. It is
the responsibility of the group
to update the News-Sun on any
changes in this listing by calling
385-6155, ext. 528; send any
changes by e-mail to
cindy.marshall@newssun.com;
or mail them to News-Sun
Community Calendar, 2227
U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL
33870.

TODAY
Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun
'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 314-0891.
American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at
the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also
is available for same price.
Open to the public. Tickets in
the lounge on Friday night.
Lounge hours are from 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-
7940.
American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 6:30-9:30
p.m. at the post, 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring. For details, call
471-1448.
AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members and
guests. For details, call 385-
0234.
Avon Park Breakfast
Rotary Club meets 7 a.m.,
Rotary Club building.
Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at.
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11
a.m. Friday. For more informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn@samdunn.net.
Highlands Social Dance
Club enjoys ballroom dancing
with. live musical groups; per-.
forrhing from 7-10 p.m.' at th '
Sebring.Lions Club,.located on
SSebring Parkway about one


mile east of U.S. 27. Members
pay $5 donation; non-members
$6. For details, call 471-0559
or 385-6671.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2
p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a fish
fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is
$8.50 per person. Live music is
from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The lodge
is open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Hi-12 Club
meets at noon on the fourth
Friday at the Lake Placid Elks,
except in June, July and
August. All Masons and their
ladies are welcome. For reser-
vations or information, call 465-
3038.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6
p.m. Music provided from 7-11
p.m. Pool tournament is at 8
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Sebring Bridge Club plays
at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf,
Sebring.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves chicken or fish baskets
from 5-7 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a
$4 donation. Blind darts is
played at 7 p.m. For details,
call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner from 5-7
p.m. Elks and guests invited.
Dance music in ballroom at 7
p.m. Dinner and dance is $9
donation. For reservations, call
385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge
is open from 3-10 p.m.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages served from 1 p.m. to
closing at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
mini shuffleboard tournament at
1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave. For details, call 385-2966
or leave a name, number and
message.
* Teamster Retirees meet at
the Teamster's Local 444 Union
Hall at 211 Potontoc St.,
Auburndale at 11 a.m. on the
last:Friday of the month (except
June, July and August). For
details, call Paul Thomas at ..
471-9684.


* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 hosts a fish fry at
5:30 p.m. every fourth Friday at
the post, 1224 County Road
621 East, Lake Placid. For
more details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves pizza from
5:30-7 p.m. and music is from
6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 385-8902.

SATURDAY
* American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Jam session is from 2-4
p.m, The lounge hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and
guests invited. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park serves dinner at 5
p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m.
* American Legion Post 74 in
Sebring has karaoke from 6-9
p.m. For details, call 471-1448
* Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series at
noon. For details, call 452-
3803.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions for
adults and children with special
needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details or
to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands County
Democratic Women's Club
meets 9:30 a.m. fourth
Saturday of the month in the
Democratic Party
Headquarters, 4216 Sebring
Parkway, Sebring. For details,
call 385-7055.
* Highlands County Housing
Authority meets 7 p.m., 3909
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon Park
and Sebring) has a flea market


from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country
store open from 8 a.m. to noon
and pancake breakfast served
from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Vendors are welcome. No
setup fee is charged for the
summer months. Plenty of off
road parking. For details, call
382-2208.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge at 1
p.m. Card games are played
from 1-4 p.m. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10:30 a.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, Oak
Street, Lake Placid. For more
details, call 382-1821.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at
the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Music is from 7-10
p.m. For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays ice cream shuffleboard at
1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave. For details, call 385-2966
or leave a name, number and
message.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 serves breakfast
from 8-11 a.m. every second
and fourth Saturday at the post,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For more details,
call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves a meal for $6
from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is
from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011
SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
For details, call 385-8902.

SUNDAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* AmVets Post 21, serve 12
ounce New York strip steak din-
ner from 4-6 p.m. on fourth
Sunday at 2029 U.S. 27 S.
Cost is $7.50. For details, call
385-0234.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Shrine Club, on


State Road 17, Avon Park, has
country western bluegrass
music from 2-4 p.m. until the
last of March. Refreshments
available. For more information,
call 471-2288.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and qualified
guests only.
* Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second
floor conference room at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 385-4277. For
details on the organization, go
to www.oa.org.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
offers NASCAR racing in the
pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open
and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m.
Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 plays poker at 5:30
p.m. at the post, 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
For details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at 1:30
p.m. and E&J Karaoke is from
4:30-7:30 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 plays euchre at 1
p.m. in the canteen in Avon


Park. Open to members and
guests only. Music is provided
from 5-8 p.m. The public is
invited.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun
'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 314-0891.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oaks of Avon, 1010
U.S. 27 North, Avon Park. For
details, call 385-3444.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has shuf-
fleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. For details,
call 465-7940.
* Boy Scout Troop 482 meets
7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake
Placid.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at 6:30
p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
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Editorial & Opinion


News-Sun
Serving Highlands County since 1927
MOSBY L. WIGGINTON JR. ROMONA WASHINGTON
Publisher Executive Editor


CINDY MARSHALL
Night/Weekend Editor


SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor


Stop the runners

More than 100 people were killed last year in
Florida by drivers too impatient to stop for a red light.
Many, if not most, of those deaths could have been
prevented if Florida simply let law-enforcement
agencies use automated cameras to capture license
plate numbers of vehicles that go through red lights.
Those cameras are already being used in many states.
Legislators had a chance to bring the cameras to
Florida last session under a bill filed by Rep. Ron
Reagan (R-Bradenton). The bill died in committee at
the end of the session.
But he's going to try again in this year's legislative
session. Perhaps legislators who don't favor cameras
for red-light runners saying it's an invasion of pri-
vacy can explain why they can invade the privacy
of motorists who run through toll booths on the
Florida Turnpike system by using cameras to take
down license numbers.
Perhaps, too, they'll consider the origin of the bill's
title: The Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act.
Wandall, a 30-year-old resident of Manatee County,
was killed Oct. 24, 2003, by a red-light runner. Just
five days before, he and his wife, Melissa, celebrated
their first wedding anniversary.
He left the house with his brother-in-law to get
something to eat on a Friday night. Wandall was the
passenger. After entering the intersection on a green
turn arrow, their vehicle was hit by a red-light runner.
It's sad that Wandall and others who have lost
friends and family members have had to hire a lobby-
ist in Tallahassee to help with passage of a bill that
should be approved within the session's first week.
The cameras have been demonstrated to work well.
In a federal study conducted in Polk County, in 1994,
cameras were placed at several intersections.
Advanced warning signs were placed down the road
from intersections where cameras were being used.
Still, some drivers ignored red lights. But only warn-
ing letters could be sent.
Thirteen years later, the Legislature still won't per-
mit tickets to be issued using red-light cameras.
It's unfortunate the times aren't changing here. The
Florida Legislature isn't interested in keeping red-
light runners out of the side doors of other motorists.

An editorial excerpt from The Gainesville Sun.


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'Amazing Grace:' It's more than a song


Actually, "Amazing
Grace," the movie, will soon
debut commemorating the
abolition of slavery in
England 200 years ago.
It will tell the story of
William Wilberforce, a
British anti-slavery pioneer,
and John Newton, former cap-
tain of a slave ship, who, dur-
ing a storm at sea, experi-
enced dramatic conversion.
After this transformation of
his heart and life, he turned
from his sinful activities and
became a minister of the
gospel penning the words
to the now well-known song,
"Amazing Grace."
On Feb. 18, church goers
worldwide joined their voices
in singing this extraordinary
hymn not just for the sake
of remembering its history;
but, to bring awareness to the
fact that slavery has not


ended.
It may be less vis-
ible. But it is there
in the form of human
trafficking.
Particularly horrific
is child trafficking in
which children are
sold for profit and
led into unspeakable
lives of abuse.
Since this problem
will not go away on


Re


its own, this movement n


known as Amazing Change
exposes the reality of what
has been hush-hush for too
long. A visit to www.amazing-
gracemovie.com/ag_sunday.p
hp will provide information
for action
We must take our blinders
off and see in order to res-
cue victims from their physi-
cal and spiritual chains.
Grace has the power to trans-


The first verse to
the hymn, "Amazing
Grace," uncovers the
heart- of John
SNewton. He recounts
the grace of God in
bringing salvation
through Jesus Christ
,flections to him personally.
fiectioSNewton saw himself
Jan Merop as a "wretch" who
was once lost, then
now found; blind and could, at


last, see.
Grace is amazing because it
is offered where it is not
deserved. Even in our best
moments as human beings, we
may not be gracious. But,
God's standards push past the
boundaries we may set up -
and Newton's transformation
testifies to that.
Following the example of
grace that God gives, we are


to reach out to help those who
cannot help themselves.
Jesus says in Matthew 25: 40,
"I tell you the truth, whatever
you did for one of the least of
these you did for me."
"Amazing Grace" is more
than a movie, a song, or a
movement. It is an attribute of
a loving God who cares for
every person. His amazing
grace was demonstrated on
the cross where he became sin
to satisfy a holy God so that
we could be set free.
"Amazing Grace." It is a
song of souls set free.

Jan Merop, a resident of
Sebring, is a featured colum-
nist of the News-Sun, Her
column, Pause and Consider;
can be found each Sunitdy in
the Living section of the
News-Sun.


Letters


Invitation not necessary Tournament
IP a


The dictionary defines the
word "unity" as "The state or
quality of being one; (single-
ness.) The state or quality of
being in accord; (harmony.)"
Yet when the call is made for
unification a large section of
our society is afraid to ven-
ture beyond the periphery of
their environment. Afraid to
cross the railroad tracks.
Afraid of venturing into the
unknown.

I often wondered, is it fear,
reluctance, selfishness, power
struggle or prejudice that con-
tribute to this negative ener-
gy?

This observation brings me
to comment on the Martin
Luther King "Unity in the
Community Celebration."
This county is blessed more
than 100 multi-denomination-
al, multi-cultural churches,
yet the reluctance of the lead-
ers of the churches to partici-
pate or encourage their mem-
bers to participate in the
annual interfaith event,
showed a complete lack of
caring, support and love.

Caring goes beyond the
food bank, the prayer line, the
annual thanksgiving meal for
the needy, faith and hope.
Caring encompasses loving
the whole being. Without love
an individual is like an empty
can without substance. How
can there be faith and hope
without love? Without love
there can be no unification.

A member of one church
said her pastor said he could-
n't close the doors of the
church. Another commented
about their offering. There
were even comments of not
being invited. Another said
they had to focus on their
flock. Be reminded that
Christ did not come to save
the saved.
No one needs an invitation


p'e b


to attend a church or public
event. All you need is faith,
hope and the greatest (love.)

Christ loved mankind. He
climbed mountains, sailed,
walked, met with the sick, the
diseased, the oppressed and
distressed, the rich and the
poor. He met with women of
unfavorable status. His paths
crossed with the professionals
of unfavorable status. He
stood up for the under dog..
His examples are documented
for believers to emulate.

I challenge you to bridge
the gap with love, walk across
the room, walk through the
door over the railroad tracks.
Every one of us has a respon-
sibility to our fellowman'
where, without fear and prej-
udice, we can love the whole
being based not only on the
contents of their character or
the color of their skin. Why?
Because this is what the
scripture has instructed you to
do. "Go into all the nation."

Pauline Au yang has been an
etiquette advisor for Faith
Pentecostal Youth
Enrichment program, Vision
Christian Community Youth
program, Blushing Brides
Wedding" Centre, Tatianna's
Bridal, Blackaestetics
Institute and YDC 2001. She
can be reached for consulta-
tion or to conduct etiquette
workshops by e-mail at
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Editor:
The Lake Placid Athletic
Association would like to
extend our great appreciation
to the Durrance family for
allowing us to co-host the
Myrtice Durrance Memorial
Golf Tournament.
After many years of hold-
ing this successful event, the
family announced that the
2006 tournament would be its
last. We owe much of our
success to their generous
fund-raising efforts.
This year, we are proud to
introduce the Nick Sottile
Memorial Golf Tournament.
Bill Jarrett Ford will sponsor
this event. The tournament
will be on April 7, at the
Placid Lakes Country Club.
Tee off will be at 8 a.m., fol-
lowed by a barbecue dinner.
We hope that you will join
us to pay tribute to our friend
and hero, Nick Sottile. Nick
was tragically taken from us
on Jan. 12, 2007, while in the
line of duty. Our goal is to
honor Nick and also to raise
money for the Nick Sottile
Scholarship Fund. In addi-
tion, we will continue to con-
tribute to the youth sports
programs of Lake Placid.
Please contact us at 465-
0123 or 441-1148 if you are
interested in participating in
the tournament. Volunteers
are greatly appreciated! We
look forward to sharing the
day with you!
Lake Placid Athletic
Association


County spins

ile out of control


Editor:
You should be careful
about headlines like the one
Wednesday. Headlines like
that can provoke heart
attacks. That's strong stuff
in a community that prides
itself in how well it "...circles
wagons..." to protect their
own. I grant that the story
didn't really name names so it
won't violate the fundamen-
tal rule of society here...
"Don't Offend or Be Rude".
Felonies? Well they're OK if
you aren't rude.
On another note, I have to
strongly disagree with
Commissioner [Don] Bates
representation that what puni-
tive actions are taken by the
board against [County
Administrator Carl] Cool,
and by Cool against board
staff, should not be publicly
discussed. How will we, the
public, know if the actions
taken to prevent future
behavior is sufficient or pro-
portionate to the misbehavior
causing the sanctions.
It could be that the board
gives Cool a pass as they
have time after time. It could
be that Cool gives just pro
forma sanctions to those staff
members who violated the
law, it won't be the first time.
We won't know unless we
either seek the answer via
public records or the actions
are discussed at the board
meeting.
This is important matter,
public trust was violated, just


as when Cool lied, lied and
then lied again to the state
about his surveyors licensing
continuing educational
requirements 10 years ago.
Had that issue not been dis-
cussed at the board meetings,
the public and none of the
board members would have
known that Cool lost his
license for lying and cannot
be trusted.
The board knows when
Cool drones on endlessly at
the board meetings and
repeats and repeats some-
thing at least five times that
it's clearly a "spin," maybe
not an outright lie but "spin"
(what he would like to be the
truth, but it isn't) so he spins
it with repetition. In poker
it's called a "tell."
In fact, the county engineer
(Ramon Gavarette) and coun-
ty development director (Jim
Polatty) both have "tells."
When the county engineer
states something with
absolute certainty, like "...
you have to apply for this
grant to..." or "... no threat-
ened or endangered species
are impacted by the County
Road 635 extension proj-
ect..." you know he's spin-
ning.
When you see the develop-
ment director's lips move,
you know he's spinning you.
That's what makes this
such a wonderful place to live
... nobody will criticize their
neighbor or be rude and the
board of county commission
staff gets to spin what they
wish to be the truth, without
questioning by board mem-
bers or the public.


So, we need to have your
newspaper stay on top of
what happens to those
involved in the misbehavior
involved in the library audit
and then wait for the next
adventure in Florida's
Heartland ... I know of a cou-
ple shaping up.
Capt. Preston H. Colby
Sebring

Volunteers are

appreciated
Editor:
Volunteer coordinator
Carol Ellis from Avon Park
arranged a very enjoyable get
-together for the wonderful
and dedicated people who
donate their time and energy
to the Heartland Horses &
Handicapped program that
provides free, assisted horse-
back riding for adults and
children with special needs.
Location of the facility is 118
College Drive in Avon Park.
About 35 were present at
the volunteer appreciation
event. There was food, games
and music for their entertain-
ment. Volunteer Ed Eaton
played his guitar and sang a
variety of songs around the
campfire while some sang
along with him.
The dedication of these
volunteers is heart warming,
it is not just for a love of
horses that they come here to
the barn on hot or cold days,
it is for the love of those with
special needs. Each and every
one of our clients are treated
with loving kindness from all
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of the volunteers. It is due to
stable manager Joy Ongley
and instructor Pam Hensley
and all the wonderful dedicat-
ed volunteers that this pro-
gram is so successful. Thank
you volunteers.
Currently, we offer riding
sessions on Wednesday,


Thursday and Saturdays; we
will now be adding Monday
and Tuesdays as well. Fred
Wild Elementary School will
be bringing 25 children ages 3
to 5 years old with special
needs for riding sessions.
Volunteers are always
needed and always welcomed.
For a very rewarding experi-
ence for both yourself and
others, call Heartland Horses
& Handicapped at 452-0006


to, get more information about
volunteering. We also offer
birthday party packages and
riding lessons, so ya'll call
and see what we can do for
you.
Mary McClelland
Avon Park
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My glass

slipper
Several years ago, I was
on a first date w ith a gentle-
man and we visited the
Toledo Museum of Art, in
Toledo, Ohio. The museum'
was especially well-known
at that time for its collection
of glass.
We had just sauntered
through the exhibit on the
upper floor and were taking
the stairs to the next
exhibit. As we were walking
down the stairs between
floors, my shoe flew off my
foot and ended its flight on
the landing. A man hurried
down the stairs and picked
up my shoe. He then knelt at
my feet, pulling my bare
foot onto his knee, and pro-
ceeded to fit my shoe back
onto my foot. My heart flut-
tered as he gazed up into my
eyes. That was our first
date. Unfortunately for me,
he was not my Prince
Charming. It was, however,
a great precedence for how a
first date should go. See
www.toledomuseum.org/Gla
ssCentermain.htm.
Watching artisans making
hand-blown glass has
always fascinated me.
Several times, my folks and
I visited Fenton Art Glass in
Williamstown, W.Va. The
Fenton tour has been ranked
among the "top 10" factory
tours nationwide by USA
Today. In addition we have
been named Rand McNally
Best of the Road for 2006.
Fenton Art Glass is celebrat-
ing more than 100 years of
production in West Virginia
this year, with many activi-
ties for the tourist and col-
lector (www.fentonartglass.
corn).
Over the years, many of
the vases and unique pieces
of glass that I had collected
suffered the fate of moving
disasters or were given away
as gifts when moving from
one home in one state to a
new home in another state. I
especially remember a black
bud vase that had been
hand-painted with a white
daisy. The stark contrast of
colors still stands out vividly
in my mind. I even check
out Ebay.com every now
and then to see if I can find
a replacement. Without luck,
I might add.
Another glass company
near and dear to me is the
Imperial Glass Corporation
of Bellaire, Ohio (www.
imperialglass.org). Famous
for their white milk-glass,
they also were the creators
of the Candlewick pattern of
crystalware. Sadly, this fac-
tory closed in the 1980s, but
many connoisseurs still col-
lect these fine creations.
For more information
about collecting glass, go
online to www.imperial
glass.org/links.htm where
you will find links to glass
museums and glass clubs
around the country.
Following the link about
glass encyclopedias
(www.glassencyclopedia.co
m), all you can want to
know about glass around the
world is found within. "The
Glass Encyclopedia" is
intended to be the ultimate
reference source on glass.It
covers a list of topics that
will be increased and updat-
ed regularly, building up to a
fully comprehensive glass
encyclopedia online.


Sunny Z. is a musician,
licensed genealogist and
computer consultant in
Sebring. She may be con-
tacted at SunnyZ10221@
vistanet.net.


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Kids maintain busy

schedule clowning

around town
By KATHY GRANT
News-Sun correspondent
LAKE PLACID Curiosity didn't kill
Catherine "Kat Kat" Baker, 10, of Sebring.
It made her funny.
The same with Dalton "Lucky Jo"
leslin, 13, whose clowning around is more
than fun. It's a fascination and
lifestyle.
As for Tina "Little Bobber"
Koranda of Avon Park and
Melissa "Little Rainbow"
Herrall of Sebring, the accusa-
tion of "Clown!" doesn't seem
to bother them. After all, they
are the baby Bozos of the jester
set.
These junior clowns or
"Junior Joeys" juggle their busy
schedules to make people smile. Little Bo
All clowns are referred to as Tina Koi
Joeys, said Dennis "Bobber" Sebring.
Koranda, Tina's grandfather and
head of the Junior Joeys. He's
the one who sends in the younger clowns.
"My grandma Judy does it, so I said,


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'Why don't I?' Baker asked. The grand-
mother, whose clown name is Kitty Kitty,
lives in Alabama. She and her co-clown
husband, Red Bird, visit Highlands County
frequently.
leslin's grandmother decided to join the
clown kingdom by becoming a bag lady
because she spent so much time with him
anyway with his clowning. "It would be a
good thing for him to make children and
adults happy," Trudy "Hannah Banana"
Ricketts, of Lake Placid, said. "All the
clowns love to work with him."
Bobber said there are only a
handful of clown kids who enter-
tain locally, despite the six to
eight in a class whom he might
teach at a time. However, the
children who stuck it out seem to
dedicate themselves to this enter-
S training enterprise.
"I even went (to something)
on my birthday," Baker said.
Ieslin took a class in mime for
future use and revels in his antics
rtesy photowith puppets and performing
ida, of tricks. "You like ketchup, don't
you?" he asked a startled guest
as he impishly squirted a bottle
full of red string.
Baker loves her one-liner jokes about


See JOEYS, page 6B


Courtesy photo


Melissa 'Little Rainbow' Harrell performs a rope trick.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Catherine 'Kit Kat' Baker uses props and tricks to entertain people.


Paul Hinman finds a 'reason to live


* This is the third in a five-part series on Men and
Grief that will run every Friday.

By LARRY LEVEY
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING Paul Hinman is smiling again.
Smiling, after struggling through a time when "I
couldn't snap out of it, the loneliness, the sadness. I had
no purpose to live. I didn't care if I lived or died. I with-
drew from things. I even stopped going to church,"
Hinman said.
This struggle, this withdrawal, took place in July and
August 2005. His wife, Gladys, had died in March that
year from pancreatic cancer.
In the months following her death, Kathy Wilde, the
bereavement counselor with Good Shepherd Hospice,
visited him. "She suggested I needed a social life. The
people at work told me the same thing. 'You look terri-
ble,' they said.
"I said no to them and to Kathy. I said I'd tough it
out."
During those months, Hinman kept saying no. In
fact, he and his wife had said to each other they would
not remarry if the other passed away. "I thought I'd just
live out my remaining years in the home we had shared.
"But I couldn't just sit around." Hinman had been
the detention commander with the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office when he retired in February 2005, to
serve as caregiver to his ailing wife. In April, he was
asked by Sheriff Susan Benton to return to work. "I
said yes but I didn't want to work in the jail part."
Instead, he became a certified Crime Prevention
Practitioner and now works part-time in the Lakeshore
Mall substation.
Long before he retired, Hinman had offered driving
under the influence talks to driver education classes,
homeowner associations and other groups. In late May
2005, he was asked by Sandra McCray, who teaches
driver ed classes for the Highlands County School
Board, to come talk to her driver education class, as he
had done over the past nine years.


News-Sun photo by LARRY LEVEY
After the death of his wife, Paul Hinman, who had
retired from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office as
detention commander to become a caregiver, returned to
work. He now serves as a Crime Prevention Practitioner
in Lakeshore Mall substation.

"At the end of the class, she said if I need someone
to talk to or if I want to go out to dinner, call her. And
as I was leaving, she gave me a folded up piece of
paper. That night I emptied out my pockets and read the
note: it was her phone numbers. I threw the paper in my
desk. I just took it all as a gesture of friendship.
"The first week in September, I was cleaning out my
desk and came across Sandy's note with the phone
numbers. I said to myself I was going to give her a call.
I was hesitant when I talked with her. I said, 'It's been
over three months, but would you like to go out to din-
ner Friday night?'
"She said, 'Sure.' So I picked her up before 5; we
went to the Blue Crab and I had her home before 7. I
pulled into her driveway and didn't know how to
act. I didn't even walk her to the door.
"Two weeks later we went out to dinner again. And
again I didn't walk her to her door. She later told me
she felt like she'd been dumped."
What happened next? Sandy invited him to church;


he then asked if he could accompany her to another
service; she had him over for meals.
"All this time I continued to wear my old wedding
band. Finally, I asked her if she felt uncomfortable by
my wearing the ring. She said no. 'You were married
all those years. It's a sign of devotion and of character.'

Hinman joined Sandy's church in November. "I
asked to give testimony in front of the congregation
and in doing so, I said, 'I had been a lost soul but a
member of your congregation has turned my life
around and has given me a reason to live.'
"Sandy was in the choir and I looked over at her
and said, 'Sandy; I would be proud and happy if you
would consent to be my wife.'
"As I was giving my testimony, she was crying. We
were married Jan. 14, 2006."
"Both of us believe it was God's will. It had to be
God's work from all the things that had to happen for
us to get together. I give thanks to God everyday. God
touched our hearts.
"The guys at the church kid me. They say, 'You two
lovebirds look like you're still on your honeymoon -
we see it in your faces. You're making us husbands
look bad."
But, as happens in many families in these situations,
not everyone shares in the happiness. While Hinman's
son attended the wedding, his daughter did not. "She's
having problems with my remarrying. She thinks it was
disrespectful to her mother." It remains an unresolved
problem.
Hinman did something most men in his situation
would not think of doing. "When I started dating, I
went to all of my wife's closest friends and said, 'I
think you need to know that Im dating and it's getting
serious.' They all said they were happy for me."
Why did he do that? "I thought it was the right thing
to do. I wanted their opinion about what I was doing. I
even took Sandy to meet some of them and several
attended the wedding. I was happy to have their bless-
ing."


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News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING A small group of believers
joined -together to form Unity of Sebring
about 15 years ago.
When they contacted the denomination's
headquarters to find out the process of
founding a church, they were told the first
step was to form a study group. The ques-
tioner replied they were forming a church,
not anything less. That's been the strength
of vision this congregation has pursued
from the beginning.
When the small congregation decided to
call a minister, he left a thriving ministry he
had helped grow to become the first to
shepherd this congregation. On his drive to
his first official church service, he received
a vision of what this church would become
- a center for worship, education, and
socializing for the community, not just for
his flock.
Throughout the following years, through
all the changes that happen in people's
lives, the minister held to the vision he had
seen for his congregation and community.
He became active in many local groups,
such as Highlands Little Theatre, Rotary,
and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as
the Sebring Ministerial Association.
Eventually, he even served as an officer
within various local organizations. All the
while, he was making contacts and await-
ing the person or people who were going to
help him make his vision a physical reality.
His requirements were not outrageous.
He wanted sufficient land to be donated to
the church that could be developed into a
community. This community would consist
of homes of various values to suit retirees
within his denomination, as well as young


and more established families. Also located
theie would be a campus that included a
state-of-the-art performance facility capa-
ble of holding audiences for nationally-
known speakers, a bookstore, offices for
local non-profits, a computer lab, and class-
rooms for community education.
Eventually, a person was found that had
the potential for all of the above.
Negotiations were entered into, but dragged
on for a couple of years. The owner just
could not quite come to the table. Finally,
the pastor decided to tell the owner it was
time to commit or walk away. When the
owner still waffled, the minister walked
away. In talking with a parishioner, he
asked for continued prayers that the right
person or people would make themselves
known to him, so that the vision could
come to pass.
The following morning, the minister
couldn't keep an appointment scheduled
with the parishioner because he had been
called away. A member of the congregation,
who was a Realtor, had been contacted by a
corporate representative about land the cor-
poration owned. In turn, the Realtor con-
tacted the minister and suggested he meet
with the corporate representative that morn-
ing.
Apparently, the representative was going
to retire, and instead of receiving a great
outlay of money as a gift and party, he had
requested that the equivalency be donated
to a worthy organization. This donation
would be made with the understanding that
the property would be used to further edu-
cation and ministry throughout the commu-
nity in which it was made.
When all was said and done, the proper-
ty the minister had foreseen those many


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years before were now a reality. In keeping
with spiritual law, part of the property was
donated as a tithe to Habitat for Humanity
to build homes for people of the communi-
ty. Land was made' available to congregants
to begin the community and lots were sold
for future homesites.
Still, the congregation awaited the right
time to begin building its new facility. The
pain of birth and growth was not avoided
by this faithful group of believers, for many
came to hear the message, but left again for
their own personal reasons. Through it all,
the minister and others kept the vision of
what would be, as it had been ordained.
Finally, on Jan. 14, 2007, the ground-
breaking ceremony was held on the proper-
ty. After speaking of the journey the con-
gregation had taken to that day, THE Rev.
Andrew Conyer turned over the golden
shovel to the Board of Trustees President
Jim Hendrie to dig the first shovel-full. And
so it continued, until everyone present was
able to take a scoop of the earth that would
become the foundation of the new church's
and community's facility. The builder and
designer were also present, Doug and Norb
Walz, respectively. Belinda Hawk led the
congregation in a First Nation blessing.
Construction of the first building, the
sanctuary, is expected to be completed in
2007. Currently, services are 10:30 a.m.
Sunday at the downtown Sebring location,
204 South Orange St. Classes and activities
throughout the week are open to all and
most are offered on a love offering basis.
For more information, contact the office
of Unity of Sebring, from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. Monday through Thursday, at 471-
1122 or online at www.unityofsebring.org.


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though I had no intention of
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little sticker did get me to think-
ing.
Life after death. It is a con-
cept that we don't like talking
about too much because it
involves talking about death.
Sure we don't mind talking
about heaven but it's the "death
talk" we struggle with. The
cold, hard fact is this: we are all
going to die. The Bible clearly
states, in Hebrews 9:27, "every-
one must die once..." (NCV
version). Job tells us that "man
that is born of woman is of few
days and full of trouble..."
based on Job 14:1-2. We have
example after example in the
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lost, but have eternal life" based
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possible dwelling places after
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of the story of a rich man and
poor man named Lazarus. They
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text tells us that he
was in a place of tor-
ment based on Luke
16:23-24. It also tells
us that Lazarus was
in a place of comfort,
peace and rest, called
Abraham's bosom,
Luke 16:22. Jesus
tells us in another
place, Matthew 25,
that he would eventu-
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mankind into two
groups. Those who
have never trusted in
Jesus would be cast


into "outer darkness" and those
who have trusted in Jesus
would "receive the kingdom
God has prepared for you..."
based on Matthew 25:34 (NCV
version).
There is life after death. You
and I will live on after we
depart this life. Shouldn't the
primary question then be:


"Where will I live eternally?"
The apostle Paul knew without
a doubt where he would go
when he left this earth: "We are
confident, yes, well pleased
rather to be absent from the
body and to be present with the
Lord" based on 2 Corinthian
5:8 (NKJV).
Have you put your trust in
what Jesus did for you 2,000
years ago on a cross? Have you
been immersed into Christ to
inherit all spiritual blessings?
Are you walking with him
daily? If so, be as confidant as
Paul and look forward to that
homecoming in the sky. If not,
turn to Jesus today and heaven
can be yours.

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Christ. He can be reached at
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RELIGION


Alliance Church
of Sebring
SEBRING The Annual
Missions Conference is this
week. Joyce Johns, missionary
to Cambodia, will be speaking
at 6 p.m. both Friday and
Saturday at the church. Having
served the church, both in
Vietnam and Cambodia, she has
many interesting stories to
relate concerning her work with
refugees. Dr. Harry Arnold will
speak at the church at 10:30
a.m. Sunday. Arnold will share
about mission projects under
development in Florida. The
church extends an invitation to
the public to attend.

Atonement Lutheran
Church (ELCA)
SEBRING "Time to Wake
Up" will be the sermon topic
for the first Sunday in Lent by
the Rev. Dr. Jack Biemiller,
interim pastor, at this Sunday's
Holy Eucharist service. Anita
Metz will serve as Eucharistic
assistant and lector. Lois Hess
will serve as Communion assis-
tant. Tommy Portz will serve as
acolyte.
A soup and sandwich supper
will be served at 6 p.m. in the
parish hall prior to the Lenten
service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Biemiller's homily topic will be
"Watershed: As Flows the
Stream." The weekly choir
practice will be held immedi-
ately following the Lenten serv-
ice.

Avon Park Church of
Christ
AVON PARK "The Gift,"
based on Ephesians 2:8 and 9
will be the message presented
by Larry Roberts, minister, this
Sunday morning.

Avon Park Lakes
Baptist Church
AVON PARK On
Wednesday, the church will
have a special service of music
and message by evangelist Tom
and Joann Smith. They have
been preaching the gospel
through word and music for
- manypyears. A il.e otfernng v. ill
be received to further the
gospel.

Avon Park First
Presbyterian
Church ARP
AVON PARK On each
Sunday of Lent, at the morning
worship services, starting Feb.
25 and ending on Maundy
Thursday, five different partici-
pants will present a short read-
ing as a Call to Worship and
then extinguish the flame of one
candle that had been lighted
during Advent.
The six purple candles and
large center white Christ
Candle are arranged on a grape-
vine "crown of thorns" wreath.
All the candles will be extin-
guished by Maundy Thursday,
April 5, at the special
Communion Service at 7 p.m.
in the sanctuary. On Easter
Sunday morning, after all the
flames have been snuffed out on
all the candles, the Christ
Candle will be lighted to sym-
bolize the resurrection when
Jesus, the Light of the World,
arose from the grave.
Twenty-six youth and adults
will participate in the entire
Lenten services, speaking and
lighting the candles. The public
is invited to all the Sunday
morning worship services at
10:45 a.m. at the church at 215
E. Circle St.. The service of
Holy Communion will be
offered as part of the Maundy
Thursday worship service at 7
p.m. April 5. The Easter morn-
ing worship service will be at
10:45 a.m. April 8. The Christ
Candle will be lit and the
Chancel Choir will present
"Once Upon a Tree," a beautiful
Easter Cantata, during the
Easter morning worship serv-
ice.

Bethany Baptist


Church
AVON PARK The offerto-
ry for the morning worship
service will be a Flute Trio con-
sisting of Diana Conrad, Nola
Wells and Renee Sykes. Special
music will be the Bethany
Baptist Church Quartet. Pastor
David Conrad will be preaching
from the Book of Matthew,
Chapter 5.
During the evening service,
Wells will offer a vocal solo for


special music. Conrad will be
preaching.

Christian
Science Church
SEBRING The lesson ser-
mon Sunday will be "Mind"
from Psalms 40:5. A testimonial
meeting is at 4 p.m. on the sec-
ond and fourth Wednesday.

Christian Training
Ministries Inc.
SEBRING The Rev.
Linda M. Downing will contin-
ue the message entitled
"Revelation Church" Sunday.
All are invited for a special
meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Pastors George and Asia
Rodriguez, of Life Ministries
Church of LaBelle, will minis-
ter. Come hear the testimony of
miraculous healing and hope.

Cornerstone
Baptist Church
SEBRING Over the past
weeks, pastor Randy Gaines has
been preaching messages
focused on exalting Jesus and
his teaching. The message this
Sunday is "What Manner of
Man Is This," taken from
Matthew 8:27.

Covenant
Presbyterian Church
SEBRING On Sunday, the
sacrament of the Lord's Supper
will be observed at the morning
worship service. Pastor W.
Darrell Arnold's sermon will be
on the "Life of David."
Bill Boyd will lead a Sunday
School class on "Knowing
Scripture" and Earl Conroy will
teach on the "Life of Paul."
Youth group game night will
be Friday, March 9. There'll be
a dance-off (DDR), games,
snacks and more. The church's
annual Survivor Retreat will be
the last weekend of spring
break, March 23-25. All youth
are encouraged to come and
bring a friend. Sign-up sheet is
in the lobby.


Eastside
Christian Church
LAKE PLACID James
Conley Book will be the guest
preacher for the five revival
services beginning Sunday.
Book will be preaching the
10:15 a.m. worship celebration
Sunday and again at 6:30 'p.m.
The revival theme is "A New
Beginning" and the sermon
Sunday morning will be "Is
There Anything Right with the
Church?" Text coming from
John 1:45-47. That Sunday
evening Book will finish the
second part to this sermon. The
special music will be brought
by Skook Wright, of Stepping
Out in Faith Ministry.
Monday evening the sermon
for the revival will be
"Trademark of a Godly
Steward" from John 6:1-14.
The special music that evening
will be brought by Mike and
Sue Filisky of Grace Harmony.
Tuesday evening the mes-
sage will be "It Takes
Commitment From Everyone."
Bible text: Genesis 22:1-18.
The special music will be
brought by the men's quartet
consisting of Bob Hjort, Steve
Bishop, Rich Green and Skook


Wright.
Wednesday evening Book
will preach from the book of
Luke 9:57-62 entitled, "The
Sacrificial Sermon." Special
music will be brought by
Eastside Choir, directed by
Janet Couch. There will be a
time of food and fellowship to
follow each revival service held
in the Agape Family Center.
Nursery will also be provided
each evening for the revival.
Pastor Stephen Bishop
invites and encourages every-
one to come and share in these
special services as brother Book
preaches God's Word. Call
associate pastor S.C. Couch at
464-2845, if anyone needs a
ride to any of the services.
Book is a 1987 graduate of
Florida Christian College in
Kissimmee. He was the week-
end youth minister at First
Christian Church of Avon Park
in 1986-87 serving with Couch.
Book married Je.,nene Quintero
in March 1991. They have three
daughters: Emilee, 12, Macy, 8,
and Mandy, 2.
Book served as college
recruiter from 1987-1994. For
the past 13 years he has been
the senior minister at First
Christian Church in Winter
Park.
He has served as chairman on
the board of trustees for First
Christian Church and now is
currently serving as vice chair-
man.
Book has a real passion for
Christian education and started
the Christian school at the
church in Winter Park. He loves
working with college students
and founded the Christian
Campus ministry at the
University of Central Florida
which now has its own full time
campus minister. Most recently
he has begun the campus min-
istry at Full Sale Technical
College in Orlando.
Book is currently serving as
the president of the Florida
Christian Convention which
will be meeting Sept. 13 and 14
in Kissimmee as sister churches
throughout the state come
together for preaching on the
theme of holiness.

Faith Lutheran Church
SEBRING The pastor's
sermon title for this Sunday will
be "Christ's Temptation Equals
Our Salvation" based on Luke
4:1-13.
Church services will be at
Camp Wingmann at 11 a.m.
Sunday, March 4. There will be
no service at Faith this Sunday.
Lenten services are at 6 p.m.
Wednesday.
Maundy Thursday service is
at 6 p.m. with Communion.
Good Friday service is at 6
p.m.
Palm Sunday service is at 8
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with
Communion.
Easter Sunday service is at
6:30 a.m. with a Sunrise service
with Communion; 8:30 a.m. is
Easter breakfast; and 10 a.m. is
worship service with
Communion.

Faith Missionary
Baptist Church
SEBRING Young at Heart
is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. All
women are welcome. The group
is Lesson 4 of the study.
Everyone is invited to a


devotional at 7 p.m. Wednesday
led by Pastor Ken Lambert.
Then, everyone prays for every
member and attendee of the
church.

First Assembly of God
SEBRING So Loved, a
southern gospel duo composed
of Bill and Judy Williams, will
present a concert of music and
song at 11 a.m. Sunday, March
4.
The Williams are members of
First Assembly in Sebring and
served for several years as the
music directors for the church.
They still spend their winters in
Sebring, but travel much of the
year in concerts in the northeast
and the central part of the
United States.
Many of the songs that the
Williams sing are songs they
have written, but along with
today's new songs, their con-
certs also feature many of the
older songs and hymns of tie
church.
There is no admission charge
for the concert. An offering will
be received for their ministry.
Call 385-6431 for details.

First Baptist Church
of Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID A family
dinner is served at 5 p.m.
Wednesday. The cost is $4 per
person, a reservation is
required.
The men meet at 7 a.m. every
Tuesday for prayer breakfast at
the Family Restaurant. The
women's prayer breakfast is at
8 a.m., every Wednesday, at the
Family Restaurant. The church
has "prayer on the porch" on
the front steps of the church at 8
a.m. every Saturday.

First Baptist
of Placid Lakes
LAKE PLACID At both
morning worship services this
Sunday, the topic of pastor
Darryl George's sermon is "The
Obedient Believer." He will
expound on how Christ gave
the church the Great
Commission and whether the
church has been obedient or
not. Immediately following the
morning service, a carry-in din-
ner will be served in the fellow-
ship hall. Everyone is invited to
bring a covered dish and share
in this time of food and fellow-
ship. There will be no evening
service.
During Wednesday Bible
study, prayer and praise time,
George will continue the com-
prehensive study of the book of
Revelation. The youth will have
a youth worship hour in the
youth worship center.

First Christian Church
AVON PARK During
Sunday morning worship, there
will be special music by a trio.
Bill Raymond, minister, will
continue the series "Jesus
Christ as Lord," from
Colossians.
The Snowbird Brunch will be
at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. This is an
annual event to show the appre-
ciation to ones that are a vital
part of the fellowship during
this time of the year.

First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
SEBRING This is Black


Helping women and children


Family."

New Life
Lutheran Church
SEBRING St. Luke's
Gospel records Jesus' days in
the wilderness. Based on Luke
4:1-13 Pastor Richard Fyffe
will preach on "The Satanic
'Ifs.' "
The congregation will enjoy
a chicken and pork barbecue
following the service. A free


Charlie Wakelin will play a
piano solo.

Spring Lake United
Methodist Church
SEBRING New Life
meetings continue at 7 p.m.
today. The Rev. Ron De Genaro
II is the invited speaker. The
Rev. James Weiss, pastor of the
Sun Rey United Methodist
See RELIGION, page 4B


History Sunday and the pastor's
sermon title will be "The
Potter's Hands." The Scripture
passage is from Jeremiah 18:5
and 6.
At the Lord's Table this
Sunday will be Howard Lewis
and Betty McCleary. Serving
Communion will be Marcia
Rhoten, Betty Simpson, Shirley
Lewis and Noel Roberts.
Greeting the congregation will
be Warren and Carol Chandler.
The Christian Women's
Fellowship Service Day will be
at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Easter Cantata rehearsal is at
6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Choir rehearsal is at 6:30
p.m. Wednesday.
Youth fellowship is at 7 p.m.
Thursday.
Midweek Bible study is at 7
p.m. Thursday.
Rummage sale and bake sale
begins at 8 a.m. Saturday.

First Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING Session meet-
ing will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday
in the conference room.
Choir practice is at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday.
Jews for Jesus presents
Christ in the Passover during
the worship service at 11 a.m.
Sunday, March 4.

First Presbyterian
Church ARP
AVON PARK At the
Sunday morning worship serv-
ice, pastor Bob Johnson will
give a sermon on "A Question
of Having Two Masters," based
on Matthew 6:1-34.
The choir anthem will be "Is
There Room For a Sinner?"
with flute solo by Kathleen
Richards.
The morning fellowship will
begin at 9 a.m. in fellowship
hall. The Adult Class will study
II Samuel Chapters 10 and 11.
The Berean class will continue
its study of "Hard Questions
About the Bible."
The Crafty Group will meet
from 10 a.m. until noon
Monday.
The Prayer Group will meet
at 9:~0 a.m., followed by Bible
study at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
using the book "He Chose the
Nails" by Max Lucado. Choir
practice will be at 6:30 p.m.
There will be a Church Work
Day from 8 a.m. until noon
Saturday, March 3. If anyone
can help, call Connie Crews.

First United Methodist
Church of Sebring
SEBRING Rick Heilig,
the youth director, will be the
guest speaker and the Rev.
David Springer the liturgist at
all three morning worship serv-
ices Sunday.
The Christian Movie Night is
at 7 p.m. today sponsored by
the youth of the church. The
title of the movie is "Joshua."
Everyone is welcome.
The pastor's Bible study will
continue Wednesday after the
fellowship supper at 6 p.m.
Reservations are needed for the
meal.
The church is throwing a
Church-Wide Yard Sale Party
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,.
March 10, in the Family Life
Center. The community is invit-
ed. Proceeds will be used to
refurbish the infant/toddler
nursery.

Heartland
Christian Church
SEBRING This Sunday
during the praise and worship
service, the Heartland Christian
Church Adult Choir will sing
"Faith Unlocks the Door." Paul
Marchand will perform a spe-
cial solo. Flossi Moore and
Patty Young will perform a duet
singing "I've Just Seen Jesus."
Young will also perform a solo
entitled "We Shall Behold
Him."
Visiting pastor Dr. Robert
Wilson, from Lincoln Bible
University in Lincoln, Ill., will
speak this Sunday with his ser-
mon entitled "The Committed


Courtesy photo
On Jan. 31, at its annual meeting, Avon Park Holiness Camp Women's Auxiliary president Sally
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Highlands County, with a check for $500. Roberts presented a program explaining the services the
foundation provides including a Safehouse in Highlands County for battered women and children,
and the Children's Advocacy Center of Highlands County. For information on the foundation, call
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will offering will be taken
toward the purchase of a new
copy machine. This offering
will be matched by Thrivent
Financial for Lutherans.
Lenten services continue at 7
p.m. Wednesday following the
theme of "His Mercy Endures
Forever," based on the Psalms.
Wednesday's sermon is entitled
"Yes, It Was as They Said,"
based on Psalm 110:1-3.

Parkway Free Will
Baptist Church
SEBRING The Bible les-
son, "Jesus is the True Vine,"
based on John 15:1-17 is the
final lesson in the current series.
Pastor John Cave will bring the
morning message. The evening
service will be the End-of-the-
Month-Sing, followed by a fel-
lowship time. All are welcome.

St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church
LAKE PLACID A new
devotion to Mary will be given.
The pastor's preaching series
on Mary, the mother of Jesus,
has generated quite a lot of
interest. Because of this inter-
est, there has been a new and
renewed spirit of understanding
regarding her place in Anglican
spirituality. The church is plan-
ning to meet in the chapel on a
monthly basis to explore that
devotion and pray the Marian
Rotary. The first gathering will
be at 7 p.m., Monday.

St. John United
Methodist Church
SEBRING At both morn-
ing services, the Rev. Ronald
De Genaro Jr.'s sermon is enti-
tled, "Surrendering to Jesus"
with text from Romans 10:8-13
and Luke 4:1-13. New members
will be received. The Rev. Mel
Sponsler's Noontime
Meditation is at 12:10 p.m.
Wednesday. The topic will be
"The Towel" followed by a
light luncheon.

The Sanctuary
Church of God
,,.AVON.PARK -.The special
guest speaker Sunday morning -
will be the Rev. Bill Sheeks.
Sheeks is a favorite around The
Sanctuary. He has served the
Church of God in many capaci-
ties including the General
Executive Committee.
Women's Cafe "In Full
Bloom" is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in
the church fellowship hall. All
women and young ladies are
invited. The atmosphere will be
set for enjoying a time of sweet
fellowship with each other and
with God. Members will wor-
ship, pray, sing and minister.
During Wednesday Night
Live, the pastor started a new
teaching series called "Time."
The Scripture for the week is
"Submit to one another out of
reverence for Christ," based on
Ephesians 5:21.

Sebring Church
of the Brethren
SEBRING The guest pas-
tor, the Rev. Emily Mumma of
Lorida, will deliver the message
from God entitled "Overcoming
Temptations," at Sunday morn-
ing. Minister of visitation, the
Rev. Wendell Bohrer, will lead
the Friendship Class in the les-
son entitled "I Am the True
Vine," at 9 a.m. The Temple
Choir will provide special
music.

Southside
Baptist Church
SEBRING From the first
Peter series, the Rev. David
Altman will speak on, "The
Power of Words" in the Sunday
morning worship service. The
adult choir will sing and
Marilyn Percy will sing a solo.
Lou Pankuch will play an organ
solo. The Rev. Altman will start
a new series in the evening wor-
ship service titled, "Surveying
the Scriptures." He will bring a
message titled, "Journey
Through Genesis." Laura
Ritenour will sing a solo and








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R IE IGIfN Trinity Lutheran


Continued from 3B
Church, will preach the gospel
sermon at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Sandy Lopes, of the Potter's
House in Lake Placid, will be
the evangelist at the Sunday
morning worship service.
Young ladies who have found
shelter at the Potter's House
will also be present to partici-
pate in the service with Lopes.
Special vocal and instrumental
music will be sung and played
at each of the New Life meet-
ings.
There will be a Lenten medi-
tation and Holy Communion at
9 a.m. Wednesday. These spe-
cial services will take place
each Wednesday morning until
Easter.
The United Methodist
Women will celebrate a Fasting
and Self-denial meeting and
also continue with the study on
the Christian religion at noon
Thursday. The choir will
rehearse the same day at 7 p.m.


Church
LAKE PLACID The pas-
tor will continue Sunday morn-
ing his sermon series
"Proverbial Wisdom for
Infinity and Beyond." The adult
class is studying a comparison
of Christianity and Islam.
There will be a Lenten serv-
ice at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Prior
to the midweek service there
will be a soup and sandwich
meal between 4:30 and 5:30
p.m. A variety of soups will be
served. Everyone attending is
asked to bring their own sand-
wiches.
During Bible studies
Wednesday and Thursday at
Tropical Harbor, they are study-
ing "Prayer."
On Saturday, March 3, the
church will hold a "Things to
Good For a Yard Sale Yard
Sale." Items will go on sale at 7
a.m. Proceeds will go to the
church's organ fund.


Walker Memorial

Seventh-day Adventist

Church
AVON PARK Pastor
George Brown, retired presi-
dent of Inter-American
Division of Seventh-day
Adventist, will deliver the mes-
sage for Divine Service at 11
a.m. "The Approaching Day"
will be his topic.
At 9:30 a.m., the Church at
Study meets. Pianist Dr. Calvin
Taylor will perform for vespers
at 5:30 p.m.

The Way Church
SEBRING Continuing to
preach from the Gospel of John
this Sunday, Pastor Reinhold
Buxbaum's message is Jesus
says "I Am," using Scripture
from John 8:31-59.
On Sunday, March 4, the
church family will stay for
lunch after the service. There
will be a sharing session on
what is happening in the church
as it grows.


Thousands of women to participate


in live Beth Moore simulcast


LAKE PLACID Renowned author and
Bible teacher Beth Moore will speak from 10:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday to tens of thousands of
women across North America in a live satellite
simulcast based on her new book "Get Out of
That Pit," by Integrity Publishers.
Lake Placid's Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., will be hosting this live,
international simulcast event. Advance tickets
can be purchased at the church from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by call-
ing 465-2422. Tickets will not be sold the day of
the event. Tickets are $20 and include the simul-
cast, a catered lunch, door prizes and fellowship
with other Highlands County women.
In a special message titled "Straight Talk
About God's Deliverance," Moore will discuss
the fact that deliverance is for everyone no
matter how they got stuck, no matter how long


they have been down, whether they think they
deserve it or not. From her own personal experi-
ence, Moore will share the healing to be found in
Jesus and will present a message of hope.
"If God could lift me out of the pit and set my
feet on sturdy ground, then he can get anyone
out," Moore said.
Presented by Church Communication Network
and Integrity Publishers, the event will be broad-
cast live via satellite to hundreds of churches in
the United States and Canada. Memorial United
Methodist Church is the only facility in
Highlands County offering the simulcast event.
CCN Director of Events Deborah Layman
commented, "We are excited to have the opportu-
nity to bring Beth Moore's powerful and person-
al message right into the local church. This will
be a life-changing day for women all over North
America."


The Lord Family Ministry performing


SEBRING The Lord
Family Ministry from
Bluefield, Maine will present a
gospel music concert at 7 p.m.


Wednesday at Sparta Road
Baptist Church.
Everyone is invited to attend
the concert.


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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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


BAPTIST

Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Christ cen-
tered and biblically based. Sunday
worship services, 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. Children's worship service, 11
a.m. Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bible class-
es at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all
ages. Spanish worship service, 7
p.m. Friday. Choir practice at 4:45
p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-
6556. Rev. Marcus Marshall as
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.
First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal, 9 a.m.
Library open, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Spanish Bible
Study (chapel), 10:30 a.m. Library
open, 11 a.m. Morning Worship, 11
a.m. Spanish Worship Service
(chapel), 4 p.m. ESL, 4:30 p.m.
Youth choir rehearsal, 5:15 p.m.
TeamKid (FLC), 6 p.m. Evening
worship service, 7 p.m. Creative
Movement Ministry. ESL Tuesday
schedule: 9-10 a.m. computer class;
10 a.m. to noon conversational
English; 7-9 p.m. computer class
and conversational English. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 5 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth activ-
ities and prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m.
Bible study and worship choir prac-
tice; 7 p.m. Spanish Bible study
(chapel) and mission groups.
Friday: 7 p.m. Spanish prayer meet-
ing. Nursery provided for all servic-
Se's. LifeGfoups' (Bible studies) ire
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24-
hour prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family, friends
and faith. Sunday morning worship
service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provid-
ed for both services with Children's
Church at 11 a.m. Life changing
Bible Study for all ages starts at
9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen
Altvater leads the youth in their
quest to become more like Christ.
Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer
meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth
worship in the youth facility, and
missions training for all children.
Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship servic-
es are at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the
11:00 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday evening, a youth group
meets at 6:20 p.m. and is for ages 3
through 12th grade. Also at 6:30
p.m., is a prayer service followed by
adult choir rehearsal First Lorida is
the "Place to discover God's love."
Toby Cribbs, Youth/Children
Ministries; Mike Ford, bus captain.
Bus rides to Sunday School and
11:00 a.m. worship service are pro-
vided for children grades first
through adults by calling 655-1878.
Formore information about the
church or the ministries 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; Arnie
Belcher, student ministry adviser.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for chil-
dren, youth and adults from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's
Day Out for children age 6 weeks to
5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director.
Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
401 South Florida Ave., Avon Park.
Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: 9:45
a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 11
a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. chil-
dren's and junior church; 4:30 p.m.
choir practice; 6 p.m..evering wor-
ship service. Wednesday prayer
and Bible study is 7 p.m. for chil-
dren, youth and adults. Pastor is the
Rev. John D. Girdley. Office hours
are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Phone is 453-5339; fax is
453-5556; e-mail is
theavenue@earthlink.net, and Web


site is www.ourchurch.com/mem-
ber/ttheavenue.
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.
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 Stan
Mohr. 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. "Cnme 'et 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
i(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder-
garten through fifth grade, 6:30
p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
Spring Lake Baptist Church,
7408 Valencia Road, Sebring, FL
33876. Phone: 655-2610. Pastor
Tom Kesinger. Independent, funda-
mental, affiliated with the GARBC.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
morning service, 10:45 a.m.;
Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday prayer meeting and
Bible study, 7 p.m.
Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Dr. George R.
Lockhart, pastor; and Nathan
Didway, director of student min-
istries. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;
Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45
a:m.; and Sunday Evening Service,
6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, 6 p.m.;
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Youth
Worship, 6:30 p.m. and Team Kids,
6:30 p.m. Nursery provided Sunday
and Wednesday. For information,
call 382-3695. :
Whispering Pines, Bapistt
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,


Sebring. Phone: 382-6265, Prayer
line, 385-6788. Pastor Steve
Trinkle. Sunday: Worship Services,
10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday
School for all ages at 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Service, 6:30
p.m. Ministry opportunities for the
entire family through Worship, Bible
Study, Discipleship, Music, Student
and Children's Ministries, Missions
and Fellowship. Child Development
Center available for ages 1-5 from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Gerald P.
Grogan, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass
is 4 p.m. in English and 7 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: 3:30
p.m.and 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 7:30
a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and noon
Spanish Mass. Confessions: 2:45-
3:15 p.m. Saturday and 8:00 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. and 11
a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy
Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
first Saturday at 9 a.m.


CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church, 101
Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
(two miles east of U.S. 27 on
County Road 621), 465-7065.
Stephen Bishop, pastor. S.C.
Couch, associate pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; fellowship,
9:45 a.m. with refreshments; and
Worship Celebration with the Lord's
Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Janet Couch, sec-
retary; Thelma Hall, organist; and
Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building for all generations." "Jesus
Christ, the Way, Truth and Life. Alive
and worth the drive."
N First Christian Church, 1016 W.
Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825
(across from McDonald's). Bill
Raymond, minister. Tammy Johns,
secretary and children's director.
Jon Carter, music minister. Sunday
schedule: 9 a.m. Bible School; 10
a.m. worship; and 6 p.m. fellowship


groups, young adults meet at
church building; other groups meet
in various homes. Call 453-5334 for
details. Wednesday schedule: 6
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. Juanita
Roberts, ministerial assistant.
Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Moming
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; and Children's
Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Youth
Fellowship, 7 p.m.; Disciples Prayer
Group, 7 p.m.
* Iglesia Cristiana de
Restauracion, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tel. 452-
0745. Dr. Pastor Pascual
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. Rev. Emerson C. Ross,
Intern Pastor. 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.


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
of service are: Sunday Bible Class,
9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10
a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7
p.m.


CHURCH OF GOD

* 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; moving 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 -
CHURCH OF BRETHREN Churches of Christ In Christian
Union, (Orange Blossom
* Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Conference Center) 1400 C-17A
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. North (truck route), Avon Park.
Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Presenting Jesus Christ as the
Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-1597. Sunday morning worship service,
* Lorida Church of the Brethren 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida Church activities at same time for K-
(three blocks south of U.S. 98) 6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149, (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-1466. available.) Sunday evening praise
Sunday School classes for children, and worship service, 6 p.m.
youth and adults at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday evening prayer service,
Christian worship at 10,30 ~ 7 p~'006en and youth activities
Pastor, Rev. Carlos Santiago. at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is

CHURCH OF CHRIST welcome, please come worship with
us. Tom' Schankweiler, Pastor.
* Avon Park Church of Christ, Phone 453-6052.








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Home & Office Essentials opens


Friday, February 23, 2007 5B


The DNA of Relationships for Couples


Conference scheduled for March 9-10


LAKE PLACID First Presbyterian Church
of Lake Placid is hosting its third annual marriage
conference on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and
10.
This year the church is presenting the DNA of
Relationships for Couples produced by the
National Institute of Marriage, founded by
Smalley ministries. This will be shown on large
screen DVD in Friendship Hall. The Friday night
session is from 6 until 9. The Saturday sessions
are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For those who attend, expect more than just
another event. Everyone will experience a fresh,
fun and honest way of looking at marriage, using
interactive exercises, engaging biblical parallels
and intriguing real-life examples that help cou-


Courtesy photo
Home & Office Essentials, 204 S. Main Ave., Lake Placid, recently expanded its office. Present for
the ribbon cutting were (from left) Mark Fortier, owner of Home & Office Essentials; Anthony
Haney, manager of Lake Placid Conference Center and Chamber Emissary; pastor Verlon Carroll
of Church of Christ; Carrie Sullivan, employee of Home & Office Essentials; Jeanne Fortier,
owner of Home & Office Essentials and chamber director; pastor Ray Cameron of First
Presbyterian Church; Eileen May, chief executive officer of Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce;
Jack Edgemon, Heartland Metal and chamber director; Kerry Thompson, Heartland National
Bank and chamber director; and Pamela Karlson, president of the chamber board.


ples make their dance a beautiful one. This con-
ference transcends all denominational bound-
aries, giving couples of all ages and stages of
marriage practical tools for their relationship.
Many couples will learn to take their marriage to
a new level of intimacy, one they never dreamed
of experiencing. For others, they will renew their
hope and begin a new journey toward a great
marriage. The knowledge gained from this con-
ference is practical to all relationships. Singles
are welcome.
The registration fee is $10 per person which
includes the conference manual and a continental
breakfast Saturday morning. The church address
is 117 North Oak Ave. To register and purchase
tickets, call 699-0132.


Warner Southern Chorale to perform for Community Church of God


LAKE PLACID Warner
Southern College Collegiate
Chorale will be singing at 6
p.m. Saturday, March 4, at
Community Church of God for
a gospel concert.
The Collegiate Chorale is an
eight-member music ensemble


from Warner Southern College,
Lake Wales. As they perform
throughout the year, the goal is
to share their Christian commit-
ment through uplifting music to
all whom their ministry reach-
es. The program of the group,
under the direction of Dr.


Steven L. Darr, includes a vari-
ety of musical styles.
Community Church of God
is at the corner of County Road
29 and South Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard, across from Lake
Country Elementary School.
Call 465-3715 for details.


PLACES to


ORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer 839 Haever Way, Avon
Park.Service times are 8:30 and 10
a.m. with Holy Communion and
blended music at each service.
Coffee hour following services.
Babysitting available. Newcomers
welcome. Rector is the Rev. Joyce
Holmes. Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemer1895@aol.com Web site:
redeemeravon.com.
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 8:45
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid,, FL 33852. .hone: 46,5-00Q1.
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

* Heaven's Perspective
Ministries, Interdenominational
five-fold ministry and full gospel.
Sunday service is at 10:00 a.m.
praise and worship, followed by ser-
mon; 10:30 a.m. children's church
for ages 3-10. For more information,
call 381-6784. Located at 1100 US
27 South, Sebring, in Water Tower
Plaza.
* 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 phone: 385-7848, Faith's
Closet phone: 385-2782. Gary
Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry,
Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8
a.m. Sunday; Sunday School for
children and adult Bible classes is
9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship serv-
ice, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth group
meets at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Communion is served the first and
third and fifth Sunday of the month.
Sunday worship service is broad-
cast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m.
each Sunday. Educational opportu-
nities include weekly adult Bible
studies. Special worship services
are on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas
Eve, New Year's Eve and Easter.
Midweek services are during Advent
and Lent. Faith's Closet Resale

Shop is open to the community from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All are warmly welcome in the fami-
ly of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
provided. Social activities: Choir,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. Weekday
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30
a.m. For more information, call Rev.
Richard Fyffe at 385-2293 or 385-
5793.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 East Main Street, Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Sunday school is at
9:15p.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 arid Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, director.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring. Sunday:
First Worship Service and Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10:45
a.m. A nursery is provided for chil-
dren up to 2 year, old. Evening:
Junior and Senior Youth; 5:06 p.m.
and evening service, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Friends (ages 3 years
to fifth grade), 6:15 p.m. and adult
Bible studies, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene
Bengtson, pastor; Todd Patterson,
associate pastor; and Wayne
Henderson, youth pastor. Church
office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 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@highlandscommunity.com
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros
y sanidad, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m.
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi-
ence the power of the word of Jesus
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir-
acle and healing. It is bilingual.
Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893.
* Unity of Sebring Family
Worship Centre at the Centre for
Positive Living, member of the
Association of Unity Churches, 204
S. Orange St., Sebring, FL 33870
(between Highlands County
Courthouse and Sebring Middle
School). Sunday Celebration
Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care
available. Adult Discussion Group, 9
a.m. Sunday. Weekly classes,
Christian Bookstore, Prayer Ministry
and Spiritual Counseling also avail-
able. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior


minister. For information, call 471-
1122.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
worship, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday -
Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30
p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and
Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each
month. Youth ministry is fourth
Sunday. Women's Ministry is fifth
Sunday. "Where there is no vision
my people perish."
* The Way Church meets at Dee's
Place, 128 N. Ridgewood Drive,
Sebring. Time schedule for Sunday
is refreshments and fellowship at 9
a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
and worship service at 10:30 a.m.
The Way is a church family who
gathers for contemporary worship,
teaching of God's Word, prayer and
fellowship. Come early and stay
after for fellowship time. Child care
and children's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor,
bux@strato.net. The Way A place
for you. Phone: 381-6190;
www.TheWayChurch. org.


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, 10:30
a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:
covpres@strato.net, Web site:
www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church ARP,
215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on
LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.
Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert
Johnson is the pastor. Fellowship
time, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30
a.m.; Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;
Children's Church, 10:45 a.m.; and
Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Other weekly activities: Wednesday
Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible
study, 10:30 a.m.; 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 10:45 a.m. in Friendship
Hall. A variety of Sunday school
classes for adults and children are
at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office
for more information about the
classes offered. Nursery is provided
for babies and toddlers; while young
children up to second grade have a
special Children's Church offered
during the worship service to help
them grow in their spiritual knowl-
edge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,


9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard Wedig.
Choir Director: Suzan Wedig.
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,
slpc@tnni.net, Web site,
http://slpc.presbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

* Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 2106 N. State Road 17,
Sebring; 385-2438. Worship
Services: 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Bible
study; 11 a.m. Saturday, preaching;
7:15 p.m. Tuesday, prayer meeting.
Community service: 9-11 a.m. every
Monday. Health van ministry: 9-11
a.m. every second Thursday of the
month. Pastor Gregg Aguirre.
* Walker Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-
6641 or e-mail: wmc@strato.net.
Saturday moving worship service is
at 11 a.m.; Sabbath School, 9:30
a.n.; Adventist Youth in Action
(AYA), 4 p.m. and Vespers one hour
before sunset. Wednesday prayer
meeting 7 p.m. Community Service
hours on Tuesday and Thursday is
from 9:00 a.m. till Noon. 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. There is a
nursery available at all services.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., Lake
Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev.
Douglas S. Pareti, senior pastor.
Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assis-
tant. Sunday schedule: Heritage
worship service at 8:30 a.m.;
Sunday school for all ages at 9:30
a.m.; Celebration worship service at
10:45 a.m.; Youth fellowship for
sixth through 12th graders at 5-7
p.m.; Bible fellowship class at 6
p.m.; and modem worship experi-
ence at 7 p.m. Nursery care provid-
ed every Sunday morning. We offer
Christ-centered Sunday school
classes, youth programs, Bible stud-
ies, book studies and Christian fel-
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-
temporary and Christ-centered.







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6B Friday, February 23, 2007


JOEYS
Continued from 1B
Florida. "You know you're
in July in Florida when the
cows give evaporated milk.
You know you're in July in
Florida when the farmers give
the chickens crushed ice, so
they won't lay hard boiled
eggs."
The Junior Joeys are in high
demand, especially when it
comes to younger children,
because, "I'm little and I can
get along with the little ones
and get down and be their
size," Baker said.
Dennis Koranda agreed.
Tina Koranda goes to the
Shriner's Hospital in Tampa
with her granddad and the
younger children there really
seem able to "go eyeball to
eyeball" with the junior
clowns. Both she and Herrall
help in teaching their peers,
Dennis Koranda said. "They're
my star pupils," as are the
other two clowns.
With some help, Dennis
Koranda has been teaching the
classes or junior "clown col-
lege" for about three years, or
a year later than when the con-
cept stirred in Toby's imagina-
tion. Classes last for five days
and meet twice a year.
Children learn everything
from tricks to costumes and
makeup to creating toy bal-
loons. The next class starts
March 19.
Children of all backgrounds
come to the classes, Dennis
Koranda said. One girl came
from Biloxi, Miss., following
Hurricane Katrina. "They lost
everything," he said.
The classes have an opportu-
nity to touch young lives. "The
Junior Joeys give children just
a taste of the arts. I think it
stretches them," Dennis
Koranda said.


VWant to clown around?

What: Junior Joey clowning class
When: 9 a.m. to noon March 19-23
Where: Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17
South. Axon Park
Admission: $25
Details: Download application at
cloit'nescapades.com.


There's a change in the air
when the children paint them-
selves with the colors of clown
makeup. The normally shy
child turns into a boisterous
comic.
"She doesn't know when to
shut up," said Baker's mother,
while smiling.
leslin's grandmother agreed.
"He's quiet until he's a clown."
They have appeared in
restaurants, festivals, fairs,
nursing homes, hospitals and
other locations.
"I'd like to do birthday par-
ties," Baker said. She added
that children need to be older
in order to entertain in that
area.
There are three types of
clowns: white face, Auguste
and hobo or tramp. White face
takes on white makeup and is
divided into the comedy and
neat or classic. The first is a
silly clown, much like in the
tradition of Bozo. The latter is
more serious and intelligent.
Auguste has flesh tones on
the face and also is a silly
clown. Toby the clown, the
founder of the clown alley and
foundation in Lake Placid, is
Auguste. The dark-faced hobo
or tramp is pretty much self-
explanatory.
Ieslin is a hobo clown, as is
his hero, Red Skelton.
Baker is a white-faced
clown. Her wigs vary in color,
but her nose always spots a bit
of red at the tip. The other two


children are Auguste.
Often the children don't
have positive male or female
influences in their lives,
Ricketts said.
"I'd rather her be a clown so
that she doesn't give in to peer
pressure with violence and
alcohol," Baker's mom said.
"They (the adult clowns) are
all good people," Rickets said.
Regardless, everyone is finger-
printed and given a background
check.
Both Baker and leslin may
decide to take their clowning
seriously later in life. "Yeah,
I'm thinking about doing it for
a living," Baker said. leslin
said he wants to "be in the cir-
cus."
As for Dennis Koranda, he
added that it will be quite a
while before anyone might spy
any of his students at Barnum
& Bailey or running away to
join the circus. None is old
enough yet.
Dennis Koranda said the
clown-meister, "(leslin) under-
stands that this is their payment
- the smiles of the children on
their faces. If you can make a
person smile that makes you a
special person."
Baker collared a reporter
and said about her fourth grade
teacher, "She said, 'You know
some people say you have a
class clown. But, you know
what? You really do have a
class clown.' "


News-Sun photos by SUE ANN CARPENTER
Trudy Rickets, of Lake Placid, adjusts the costume of Dalton leslin, who is her grandson. Dalton
(below) applies his tramp clown makeup.


Catherine Baker shows off her clown name tag 'Kat Kat.'


F ith-aseIevnt


Black History

Month being

celebrated
AVON PARK Faith
Pentecostal will be celebrating
Black History Month with a
program at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The program will be depict-
ing many of the former leaders
who have left a legacy for the
entire human race to follow.
All these people wanted free-
dom and justice for all
mankind. .
Appreciation service for the
senior pastors Bishop Thomas
and Beauta Brown. The event
will take place at 956 W. Hal
McRae Blvd. The anniversary
is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 4.
The community is invited to
both of these events.
For further information
regarding both events, contact
Beatrice Peterson or Judy
Hamilton at the church 453-
4688; fax 453-6108; or e-mail
faithpentecostal@ tnni. net.

Memorial

United

Methodist

celebrates 85th

anniversary
LAKE PLACID -
Memorial United Methodist
Church will celebrate 85 years
of ministry with its annual
Hearts for Missions Fair
Sunday.


It will take place in the old
parsonage behind the church
from 9:15-10:30 a.m. Booths
will be set up and representa-
tives of the six missions the
church supports will be avail-
able to answer questions. The
six missions are: Homeless
and Orphan Outreach,
Lakeview Christian School,
Venus United Methodist
Mission. Missionary Ray
Zirkle in Costa Rica, Habitat
for Humanity and Youth for
Christ.
The public is invited. A
complimentary brunch will be
served.

Kingdom Heirs,

Once Forgiven

performing
AVON PARK The
Kingdom Heirs and Once
Forgiven Quartet will be in
concert Saturday, March 3, at
Union Congregational Church,
105 Forest Ave.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and
concert begins at 7 p.m.
Donation of $10 will be
received at the door.
For information, call (863)
381-1011.

Diane Susek to


sing in concert
SEBRING Diane Susek
will be in concert at 7 p.m.
Friday, March 16.
Susek has one goal in
singing, to honor Jesus Christ
in ministry to the minds,


hearts and souls of people.
Those who hear her via
recordings and media, in
churches, crusades, rallies and
conventions, leave with no
doubt that she has served her
purpose and achieved her
goal.
Crystal clear diction, a
vibrant personality, a sense
that she enjoys people, not just
an audience, are just a few of
the traits that have endeared
her to people wherever she
goes and whatever the occa-
sion.
Her latest recording features
a duet with her brother, "The
House in My Future." Susek is
married to the Rev. Ron Susek
and their ministry takes them
throughout the United States
and Canada as well as abroad.
A warm welcome is extend-
ed to all. The church is located
in Maranatha Village off
Arbuckle Creek Road, two
miles east of State Road 17
North in Sebring.

Grier speaking

at conference
SEBRING Dr. James
Grier will be the speaker at a
Bible Conference at
Maranatha Baptist Church on
Sunday through Wednesday,
March 4-7.
Services will be at 6 p.m.
each day and Sunday morning
worship at 10:15.
Grier has been actively
engaged in speaking at
churches, Bible conferences
and pastors' conferences since


1969. From 1982 to 1999, he
served as vice president and
academic dean at Grand
Rapids Baptist Seminary.
Upon his retirement from that
position, he was appointed
Distinguished Professor of
Philosophical Theology. From
1969 to 1982 he was associate
professor of philosophy at
Cedarville (Ohio) University.
Grier has served as special
lectures in numerous colleges
and seminaries and has been
the staley lecturer at several
schools.
Grier received his Th.B.
from Baptist Bible College,
masters of divinity from Grace
Theological Seminary, master
of theology from Westminster
Seminary and his Th.D. from
GraceTheological Seminary.
He and his wife, Shirley,
reside in Rockford, Mich.
A warm welcome is extend-
ed to all. The church is located
in Maranatha Village off
Arbuckle Creek Road, two
miles east of State Road 17
North in Sebring.

Rummage,

bake sale set
SEBRING The annual
spring rummage sale and bake
sale of the First Christian
Church (Disciples of Christ),
510 Poinsettia Ave., will be
Saturday, March 3.
Doors will open at 7 a.m. at
the Eucalyptus entrance.
This event is sponsored by
the ladies of the Christian
Women's Fellowship of the


church. During the past few
weeks, many items have been
prepared for sale. There will
be many household items,
toys, puzzles, games, books,
clothing and accessories, etc.
that have been donated, many
of which are like new, plus
baked goods at a bake-sale
table.
The public is invited to
come and browse and look for
the many bargains available at
the church, starting at 7 a.m.
March 3. This is one of the
fund-raisers for the group's
local outreach efforts.


Sebring Aglow

Lighthouse to

meet March 3
AVON PARK Sebring
Aglow Lighthouse will meet
Saturday, March 3, at Union
Congregational Church, at 106
North Butler Ave.
Breakfast will be at 9 a.m.
There is no charge for the
meal. The meeting follows at
9:45 a.m. Aglow is an inter-
denominational women's fel-
lowship monthly meeting.
Guest speaker this month is
the Rev. Juanita Folsom.
Folsom is an anointed prophet
of God. She moves in the gifts
of the Spirit and is mightily
used of God to bring healing
and restoration to the broken
hearted. She is pastor and
president of The Lord's
Sentinel Fellowship Church in
Lake Placid that meets at 7
p.m. each Tuesday. She teach-


es The Sentinel School of
Theology, a branch of this
church which offers ordination
after 260 hours attendance.
Her TV program, "The
Lord's Sentinel" has been run-
ning now for eight years and
is aired at 9 a.m., each Friday.
Nationwide over "Sky Angel"
on Super Channel 55 WACX
in Orlando, covering
Tallahassee, Gainesville,
Lakeland and Lake Wales
areas and is now also seen on
Streaming Video
WACXTV.COM.
Among many of her accom-
plishments since her calling in
1979 are associate pastor of
two churches, hosted two
radio programs in Sebring and
Orlando, which ran for five
years and she is currently
interim pastor at The Life and
Praise Church on Memorial
Drive which meets at 10:15
a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m.
Wednesday.
She continues to hold
speaking engagements, travel-
ing wherever the Lord sends.
She praises, thanks and honors
God for his mighty hand at
work, encouraging and restor-
ing hurting lives through her
prophetic ministry.
She will be sharing with
Sebring Aglow Lighthouse
from Daniel Chapter 10 and
has titled her message "The
Open Window." Come and
bring a friend to this meeting
for a touch from God and
leave feeling like "A Watered
Garden."


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1050 Legal
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION.
File No. PC 07-89
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GUY TRUMAN GILES
a.k.a. GUY T. GILES
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of GUY TRUMAN GILES a.k.a. GUY
T. GILES, deceased, File Number PC 07-89; by
the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is
590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870; that the decedent's date of death was
.February 16, 2006; that the total value of the
estate is $1,916.66 and that'the names and
add,-eri-e fi r : I.:. ,vhom.it has been as-
signen by sucn ordEr areP .
Betty Giles -
6005 Crisp Lane; Knoxville, TN 39720
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED.
THAT: .
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or. demands,
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 16, 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Betty Giles; Betty A. Giles
6005 Crisp Lane
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ David F. Lanier
Florida Bar No. 045399
DAVID F. LANIER
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
February 16, 23, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 07-90
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEFFREY ANDREW BOWMAN
a.k.a. JEFFREY BOWMAN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of JEFFREY ANDREW BOWMAN
a.k.a. JEFFREY BOWMAN, deceased, File
Number PC 07-90; by the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,.
the address of which is 590 S. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the dece-
dent's date of death was March 11, 2006; that
the total value of the estate is $479.16 and
that the names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:
Debbie Johnson Bowman
734 Lanoir Street, Chattanooga, TN 37412
Jeffrey Bowman, Jr.
734 Lanoir Street, Chattanooga, TN 37412
Jackson Bowman
734 Lanoir Street, Chattanooga, TN 37412
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first.publication of this No-
tice is February 16, 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Debbie Johnson Bowman
734 Lanoir Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37412
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
1s/ David F. Lanier .
Florida Bar No. 045399
DAVID F. LANIER
P.O. Box 400


Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
February 16, 23, 2007


1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 07-27
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MILDRED F. KOVACS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are.hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of Mildred F. Kovacs, deceased, File
Number PC 07-27; by the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 South Commerce
Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870; that the dece-
dent's date of death was July 27, 2006; that
the total value of the estate is $3,776.92 and
that the names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:
William J. Kovacs
2512 Monza Drive
Sebring, Florida 33872

Katherine A. Berard
310 Van Wall Terrace
Sebring, Florida 33872

Carl Kovacs
2412 East 6th Street
Anderson, Indiana 46012

John Kovacs
2303 West 750 North
Thorntown, Indiana 46071

Rebecca Mae Kovacs
1003 West Race Street
Portland, Indiana 47371

Theresa Kovacs
1003 West Race Street
Portland, Indiana 47371
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims, or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 23, 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ William J. Kovacs
2512 Monza Drive
Sebring, Florida 33872
An.' -, kIor i--cr'.-, '. "'1a Notice:
'I'i Long H 0ung
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 11857
Long H. Duong, P.A.
11 N.W.-33rd Court
Gainesville, Florida 32607
Telephone: (352) 371-2670
February 23; March 2, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-0650
DAVID DANIELS,
Plaintiff(s)
-vs-
ALDA ASENCIO a/k/a AIDA ASENCIO, 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 claim-
ants, persons or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status if unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named or descri-
bed defendants or parties or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in and to the lands
hereafter described
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALDA ASENCIO a/k/a AIDA ASENCIO
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 19, Block 100, LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 8, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 7; Page 14, of the Public
Records of HighlandsCounty, 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
March 9, 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 29th day of January, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ E. Frazier
Deputy Clerk
February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2007-0009-GCS
CIVIL DIVISION
GMAC MORTGAGE; LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLIFFORD P. COTTON SR. AK/A
CLIFFORD P. COTTON A/K/A
CLIFFORD COTTON, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PEGGIE TRIPLETT
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 21, BLOCK 6, OF ORANGE BLOS-
SOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 9, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 50, 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 within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Echevarria, Codilis & Stawlarski,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 9119
Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Flori-


1050 Legals
.da 33634, and file the original with this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in The News-
Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 12th day of February, 2007.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
As Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
IP.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F06022430
GMAC-CONV-B-dbandy
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (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.
February 16, 23, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 06-933
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELLEN M. WALCHER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ELLEN
M. WALCHER, deceased, whose date of death
was November 19, 2006, is pending in the
Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal-representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
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
*QF.THIS NOTICE.; .---... . .
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS FEBRUARY 23, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Thomas A. Walcher
1558 Spring Lane
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Rider
Attorney for THOMAS A. WALCHER
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111
February 23; March 2, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-69
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOY H. CROWLEY
a.k.a. JOY CROWLEY
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOY H.
CROWLEY a.k.a. JOY CROWLEY, deceased,
whose date of death was November 29, 2006,
and whose Social Security Number is 117-22-
9642, is pending in the Circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below..
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate 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 NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: FEBRUARY 16, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Lynda D. Fulcher
4115 Loquat Road
Sebring, Florida 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
February 16, 23, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-91
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES R. HOGAN,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JAMES
R. HOGAN, deceased, File Number PC 07-91,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-


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low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is February 16, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Jacqueline M. Hogan
2615 Summit Drive
Sebring, Florida 33870
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Jane M. Hancock
FLORIDA BAR NO. 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
February 16, 23, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-70
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET MARIE CARTER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAR-
GARET MARIE CARTER, deceased, whose
date of death was July 11, 2006, and whose
Social Security Number is 228-01-6935, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
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 NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: FEBRUARY 16, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Christine S. O'Connor
1804 Shore Road
Avon Park, Florida 33825
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
February 16, 23, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-93
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROSE MARGARET ROFF,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ROSE
MARGARET ROFF, deceased, File Number PC
07-93, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 S. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is February 16, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ BARRY MCGRATH
11420 Thurston Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Jane M. Hancock
FLORIDA BAR NO. 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
February 16, 23, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-110
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SADIE JAMES
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SADIE


JAMES, deceased, File Number PC 07-110, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal
representatives' attorney are set forth below.


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All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, 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 first publication of this notice
is: February 23, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert G. James
1326 Old Mill Road
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert E. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
February 23; March 2, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-66
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ZAIDA B. MARTINEZ
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ZAIDA
B. MARTINEZ, deceased, whose date of death
was January 26th, 2007, and whose Social
Security Number is 580-70-2226, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division; the address of
which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate.on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file. their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED;
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: February 16th, 2007.
Personal Representative:
JAMES LEACH
340 Second Avenue
Lake Placid, FL 33852
SWAINE, HARRIS & SHEEHAN, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
401 DAL HALL BOULEVARD
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-2811
Florida Bar No. 184165
February 16, 23, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case #: 07 00048 GCS
Evehome Mortgage Company,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Rosa Washington; 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 Defendant(s)
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
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS PROPERTY
TO:
Rosa Washington
Residence unknown, if living, including any
unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if ei-
ther has remarried and if either or both of said
Defendants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
creditors' lienors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under or
against the named Defendant(s); and the
aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such
of the aforementioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforementioned unknown De-
fendants as, may be infants, incompetents or
otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, lying and being
and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
LOTS 3, 4 AND 5, BLOCK 1, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OF PROPERTY OWNED BY J.O.
* YOUNCE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 19,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 1112 North
Highlands Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871.
This action as been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISH-
MAN, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is
2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca
Raton, Florida 33431, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this notice, March
20, 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 re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on the 12th day of February, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,


SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(863) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU AR HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 1-800-955-8771.
February 16, 23, 2007


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-112
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARVIN JOHN BENNETT, SR.,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MARVIN
JOHN BENNETT, SR., deceased, File Number
PC 07-112, is pending in the Circuit Court for
HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 590 S. Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representatives' attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, 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 first publication of this notice
is: February 23, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Marvin J. Bennett, Jr.
4936 Oak Circle
Sebring, FL 33875
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert E. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
February 23; March 2, 2007
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 28-2006-CA-487
LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, A
DELAWARE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GREIG C. DRURY, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed February 01, 2007 and entered in Case NO.
28-2006-CA-487 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein LONG BEACH MORT-
GAGE COMPANY, A DELAWARE CORPORA-
TION, is the Plaintiff and GREIG C. DRURY;
-CATHIE DRURY;.UNITED STATES OF AMERI-
CA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 5th
day of April, 2007, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment:
THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 1, OF LONG-
WOOD, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 37, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 454 MOON RANCH ROAD, SEBR-
ING, FL 33870
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 4, 2007.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F06012843
SPSFIDELITY-CONV-B-ehutton
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (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.
February 16, 23, 2007

IN THE COUNTY COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 04-579 CCS
DOUBLE-D ROOFING, INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES T. DeROSA, KATHLEEN DeROSA,
HIGHLANDS ALUMINUM, INC., GRECIAN
POOLS AND SPAS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, INC., BEVIS CONSTRUCTION,
INC., and other unknown parties, John Does,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
Final Judgment entered in the above entitled
cause in the County Court of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida, I will sell .the property situate in
Highlands County, Florida described as:
Lot 3, Block 2, LAKE JUNE POINTE, PHASE
ONE, according to the Plat thereof, as record-
ed in Plat Book 16, Page 34, Public Records
of Highlands County, Florida.
(Parcel I.D. #P35-36-29-010-0020-0030)
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the
7th day of March, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
February 16, 23, 2007

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SCHOOL BOUNDARY
.ADJUSTMENT FOR KINDERGARTEN CENTER
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADJUST-
MENT OF SCHOOL BOUNDARIES AND NO-
TICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of Highlands County is developing an adjust-
ment for school boundaries for certain ele-
mentary schools in the Sebring area, including
Cracker Trail Elementary School, Fred Wild El-
ementary School, and Woodlawn Elementary
School, for the new Kindergarten Center. All


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March 13, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board
Meeting Room, George Douglass Administra-
tion Building, 426 School Street, Sebring,
Florida. If requested by an affected person in
writing within 14 days of the date of this no-
tice, a rule development workshop will be no-
ticed in a local newspaper. The request must
be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent,
426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The
purpose and effect of the proposed school
boundary adjustment is to establish an attend-
ance area in the Sebring area to allow for
growth and changing demographics at Crack-
er Trail Elementary, Fred Wild Elementary
School and Woodlawn Elementary School and
to establish an attendance area for a Kinder-
garten Center to serve grade K students from
the three referenced schools. A summary of
the proposed boundary adjustment is as fol-
lows: following a straight line drawn from the
Northerly terminus of Hamage Road to the
Northerly terminus of Whitehouse Road;
thence run Easterly following a straight line
drawn from the Northerly terminus of White-
house Road to the East limit of Highlands
County; thence Southerly and along.the East
limit of Highlands County to a point where
U.S. Hwy 98 intersects County Road 721
(Nine Mile Grade); thence generally Westerly
following a straight line drawn from said inter-
section of U.S. Hwy 98 and County Road 721
(Nine Mile Grade) to the Southerly terminus of
White Oak Road; thence Northwesterly follow-
ing a straight line drawn from the Southerly
terminus of White Oak Road to the Southerly
terminus of Ewing Drive; thence southwester-
ly following a straight line drawn to the East-
erly terminus of Lykes Road; thence Westerly
and along Lykes Road (including the resi-
dence facing Lykes Road) to U.S. Hwy 27;
thence Northwesterly following a straight line
drawn from the intersection of U.S. Hwy 27
and Lykes Road to the Southerly terminus of
River Drive; thence Southwesterly following a
straight line drawn from the Southerly termi-
nus of River Drive to the Easterly terminus of
Northern Boulevard; thence Westerly and
along Northern Way (not including any resi-
dences facing Northern Way) to Henscratch
Road; thence continue Westerly following a
straight line drawn to the West limit of High-
lands County; thence Northerly and along the
West limit of Highlands County to the point of
beginning. The specific legal authority in-
cludes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of
the State of Florida; Sections 1001.41,
1006.21, 1001.42, 1001.49, 1001.51, Florida
Statutes. The School District believes that the
proposed school boundaries adjustment will
have no effect on small business. The School
District believes that the proposed school
boundaries adjustment will not result in sub-
stantial increase in costs or prices paid by
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, investment, productivity, inno-
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $200. The estimated annual cost of imple-
menting and enforcing the proposed rule or
amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office, George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey),
426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
February 23, 2007


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-06-640
CEMEX CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, L.P.,
a foreign limited liability
partnership, f/k/a RMC EWELL, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KATHLEEN J. ALJOE and KARL R. ALJOE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure of
Construction Lien entered herein, I will sell the
property situated in Highlands County, Florida,
described as:
Lot 218, of Blue Heron Golf and Country
Club, according to the plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 15, Page 78, of the Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 8th day of March,
2007.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said
Court this 7th day of February, 2007.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
BARRY KALMANSON, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 0814199
500 North Maitland Ave., Suite 305
Maitland, Florida 32751
Attorney for Plaintiff
February 16, 23, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-41
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARLOS A. RAMOS ACEVEDO and MARIA
RIVERA, as Joint Tenants with Right of Survi-
vorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against CARLOS A. RAMOS ACEVEDO and
MARIA RIVERA, and all claimants under any
of such party;
ISMAEL BAERGA RODRIGUEZ, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against ISMAEL BAER-
GA RODRIGUEZ, and all claimants under any
of such party;
RAFAEL A. RODRIGUEZ MOUX, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against RAFAEL A. RO-
DRIGUEZ MOUX, and all claimants under any
of such party;
JUANA GION RAMALLO, if alive and if not, her
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JUANA GION RAM-
ALLO, and all claimants under any of such
party;
ESTATE OF ORITA OLIVERAS DE CARRERAS,
her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ESTATE OF ORITA
OLIVERAS DE CARRERAS, and all claimants
under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ESTATE OF ORITA OLIVERAS DE CARRE-
RAS, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against ESTATE OF ORI-
TA OLIVERAS DE CARRERAS, and all claim-


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ants under any of such party;
753 Algarrobo, Rio Piedras, PR 00926
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 5: Lot 41, Block 206, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
March 6, 2007; otherwise a default may be
entered against you fcr the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 13th day of February, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-834
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAFAEL ALONSO SANCHEZ and CECILIA de
SANCHEZ, as Joint Tenants with Right of Sur-
vivorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against RAFAEL ALONSO SANCHEZ and CE-
CILIA de SANCHEZ, and all claimants under
any of such party;
JUAN CARLOS SANCHEZ and CECILIA LOZA-
NO de SANCHEZ, as Joint Tenants with Right
of Survivorship, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JUAN CARLOS
SANCHEZ and CECILIA LOZANO de SANCHEZ,
and all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: JUAN CARLOS SANCHEZ and CECILIA
LOZANO de SANCHEZ, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JUAN CARLOS
SANCHEZ and CECILIA LOZANO de SANCHEZ,
and all claimants under any of such party;
Calle 122 A #12-66, Bogota, Columbia,
South America
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 2: Lot 25, Block 185, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
March 6, 2007; otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 12th day of February, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court


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By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. FC-07-151
IN RE: THE ADOPTION OF
AERICKA NICOLE DAVIS,
Minor Child.
NOTICE OF SUIT -- NO PROPERTY
TO: DERRICK RILEY
Address unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for adoption has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on the plaintiff's
attorney, whose name and address is ANTHO-
NY A. ACCORSI, Esquire, 329 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, and
file the original with the Clerk of the above
styled Court on or before March 27, 2007;
otherwise a judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the complaint
or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on 13th day of February, 2007.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-870
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BANYAN LAND TITLE CORP., a Florida corpo-
ration;
KENNETH RICHARDS and V. ELAINE RI-
CHARDS, as Joint Tenants with Right of Sur-
vivorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against KENNETH RICHARDS and V. ELAINE
RICHARDS, and all claimants under any of
such party;
MYRNA LAGMAN, if alive and if not, her un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MYRNA LAGMAN,
and all claimants under any of such party;
MANUEL PEREZ and NOEMI R. PEREZ, if alive
and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against MAN-
UEL PEREZ and NOEMI R. PEREZ, and all
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: MANUEL PEREZ and NOEMI R. PEREZ, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against MAN-
UEL PEREZ and NOEMI R. PEREZ, and all
claimants under any of such party;
274 Mohegan Way, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 4: Lot 08, Block 192, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
March 6, 2007; otherwise a default may be


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entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 12th day of February, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Gircuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23, 2007

PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION: MARCH 16, 2007
AT 9:00 A.M.
LOCATION: AVON TOWING, 1102 KERSEY
ST., AVON PARK, FL 33825
YEAR MAKE
1992 BUICK
VIN # 3G4AG54N2NS618113
February 23, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-41
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARLOS A. RAMOS ACEVEDO and MARIA
RIVERA, as Joint Tenants with Right of Survi-
vorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against CARLOS A. RAMOS ACEVEDO and
MARIA RIVERA, and all claimants under any
of such party;
ISMAEL BAERGA RODRIGUEZ, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against ISMAEL BAER-
GA RODRIGUEZ, and all claimants under any
of such party;
RAFAEL A. RODRIGUEZ MOUX, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against RAFAEL A. RO-
DRIGUEZ MOUX, and all claimants under any
of such party;
JUANA GION RAMALLO, if alive and if not, her
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JUANA GION RAM-
ALLO, and all claimants under any of such
party;
ESTATE OF ORITA OLIVERAS DE CARRERAS,
her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ESTATE OF ORITA
OLIVERAS DE CARRERAS, and all claimants
under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: RAFAEL A. RODRIGUEZ MOUX, if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against RA-
FAEL A. RODRIGUEZ MOUX, and all claimants
under any of such party;
Vilazar West W9, Urb Park Gardens, San
Juan, PR 00926
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 3: Lot 26, Block 206, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
March 6, 2007; otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on


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the 13th day of February, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23, 2007

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that Downtown Mini
Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 5
West Walnut St., Avon Park, FL at 3:00,P.M.,
Saturday, MARCH 3, 2007 to the highest bid-
der, items including: Bicycle, tool chests,
electric cbrds, dolly, saws, suitcases; window
air conditioner, misc. items held for James
McCall; Lg. work table, bedspring/frame,
books, dishware, misc., items & boxes items
held for Kathy Williams; Refrigerator, beds,
microwave, fum., misc. items held for.Mory
Yarde; Piano, manaquin, fum., toys,.clothing,
pictures, bedding & misc. items held for Linda
Johnson.
February 23,28,2007

1055 "Highlands
105 County .egal

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.


1100 Annuncements


CHECK


YOUR AD

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


150 0 Child Care Services
CHILD CARE around the clock.
24/7 Near Highway 27 and Lake
Josephine. Call for more informa-
tion. (863)202-0255


1550 PfssinalSeices

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

HOUSECLEANING
EXP. w/refs. hourly rates available.
Call 863-214-5317
LAWN SERVICE
Commercial/Residential.
Quality Work. LIc/Ins
(863) 873-9696


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LOT-LAND CLEARING
Construction and Debris Hauling
Insur. Call Adam 863-441-5642
RODRIGUEZ LAWN CARE
Mowing, trimming, mulch, landscaping. Free
estimates. Expert work at a fair price. Excel-
lent references. Licen. and insured. 863- 314-
0969
Semi RETIRED. Certified public account for in-
dividual and corporate tax and accounting
services. 863-465-1124.


2000
Employment


2100 Help Wanted
Admin Support needed for distribution center
in Sebring. Customer Service and computer
skills a must. Duties included phones, order
entry and other various admin duties, shel-
bya@granitetransformations.com
APPLY NOW
SPRING LAKE GOLF RESORT
FREE GOLF & HEALTH CLUB USE
100 Clubhouse Lane Sebring
Call for directions only 655-0900
Apply in person Mon-Fri
MICHAEL'S RESTAURANT
Need: AM & PM Servers PM Cooks -
Dishwasher, Hostess, Janitorial &
Bartenders (requires food service)
Management Position Available
Apply in person Mon-Fri 9-11 AM or 2-5Pm
RESERVATIONS DEPARTMENT
P/T & F/T positions available Variable Shifts
Open 7 days a week 7AM to 8 PM
Multi-tasking Environment.
ACCOUNTING
Full Time
Need Exp. General Ledger
HOUSEKEEPING
Part-Time & Full-Time



AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK


AUTOMOTIVE
SALES
Are you looking for a job that pays well,
has a great working environment and
great benefits? We need an individual that
enjoys working with people, is motivated
and would like to join that fastest
growing, dealer in the community.
No experience necessary.
We will train you. Salary plus
commission. 401K & insurance. (863)
402-4286 Contact Rick Miller at the
Alan Jay Automotive Network. EOE.
CHRISTIAN care giver needed for Elderly Gen-
ftlieen in his home. 24 hr shift preferred. Call
863-465-2633 and leave a message.
CHRISTIAN CAREGIVER needed for elderly
gentleman in his home. 24Hr shift preferred.
Call 465-2633 leave message.
CONSTRUCTION- Hiring pipe layer laborers &
w/ underground utility construction exp. Call
18881683-3651 for applicatipcq info.. ,,,
DENTAL ASSISTANT for busy office, to apply
please call 863-382-9090 for more informa-
- tion.
DRIVER NEEDED
4-5 days per week. No DUI / Felony. Must be
at least 25. Call Yellow Cab 382-6119
EARN AN EASY $100! No skills required,
dress casual, come on your own schedule.
Need age 3-93. Call 863-386-0276
EXP. COOK, PIZZA MAN, DISH WASHER
(ITALIAN REST.) F/T. 5 days Exc. Salary!!
CALL Tony (863)314-9919
FRAME AND TRIM CARPENTERS needed year
around for busy construction company. Call
465-2531

KENILWORTH
CARE & REHAB

FULL TIME
PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
FULL TIME SPEECH
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

MASSAGE THERAPIST P/T: Fax resume to
863-385-5253
Medical Assistant- Full Time patient care,
x-ray, filing, hosp. paperwork. Please fax re-
sume to 863-385-4560

INTERESTED IN
BECOMING A
CERTIFIED
NURSING
ASSISTANT?

We have a new class starting on


Experience Medical office manager needed.
Knowledge of billing and coding, problem
solving abilities, excellent benefits. Send re-
sume to box # 2219 at News Sun 2227 Us 27
South Fl, 33870.
Looking for Optician with experience for office
in Wauchula. Also looking for Frame Stylist no
experience needed, will train. Please send to
resume to P.O. Box 1648, Avon Park FL.
33826.
HEALTHSOUTH
The Nation's Leader in
Rehabilitation Services
HOSPITAL LIAISON
Responsible for marketing
HealthSouth's Services to local
hospitals in Central Florida.
Sales/marketing exp. and
RN license required.
Benefits Available
First Day of Hire
Fax resume to: 941-924-6704
dodie orescott@healthsouth.com
HEALTHSOUTH
Rehabilitation Hospital
6400 Edgelake Drive
Sarasota, FL 34240 EOE


Wednesday, February 23, 2007 3C


The News-Sun www.newssun.com

1550 rfessional Services 2100 Help Wanted


2100 Help Wanted
LPN FOR 24 BED forlCF/DD Low stress.
Casusel dress. Great work environment. Small
case loads. Full time, 2nd and 3rd shifts avail-
able. Excellent benefits. Under new owner-
ship. Call Barbara or Kathy at 452-5141.
LPN/CMA Cardiology Office in Sebring has
immediate opening. 8AM-5PM Monday-Fri-
day. Competitive Salary and benefits. No car-
diology experience needed. Fax resume to
863-386-0118.
JANITORIAL/RESTAURANT CLEAN-
ING, immediate openings, F/T subcontractors
for night work, exp'd in floor maintenance, call
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm 1-800-577-1318


Sunrise Community is now
hiring the following positions:
Supported Living Coach
Companion
Personal Care Assistant
Great new starting wages and benefits. Potential for growth.
Must have clean background/drug screening/driving record.
Fax resume to 863-453-8315 or
Call 863-453-4592


News Sun
Written. Printed. Published. LN Highlands County.
Come join our Dynamic Sales Team!
The News Sun is offering a unique opportunity,
Now hiring: Inside Sales Account Executive

Excellent written & verbal communication skills
Marketing & Sales Experience
Professional phone skills

Full time with excellent benefits.
Please email or fax resume or stop by the
News Sun to apply.
863-385-6155 ext 518
863-385-9144 fax
justin.newby@newssuri.com


Cannon's Pest Control
Blast Your Bug's Away
f General Household Pest

Rodent Control

Residential & Commercial iJ
Licensed & Insured
(863) 385-7895 or (863) 441-0631 c


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5 Year Warranty a
.. Save Money
SChange Colors
Restore and
." ^'- Beautify
Alamo Refinisher

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ScIaWnton Lawn IU^
Services^^^


(0 SS G ENTERPRISE, Inc.
.,. HANDYMAN SERVICE. LICENSED AND INSURED

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & INTERIOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
Let us take care of any wories of your home while you are away.
We will make sure that when you return to Florida, it will be ready for you.

863-610-0899 Lic. HM01704 718-687-0310


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nerinor 6, E:xericr D. -corairve Dr.,'evays
Decks & Docks Pressure Washing
863.464.1135
jmoutdoors.net



yoAdvertise

Your Business

Here

Call 385-61
Call 385-615Jl


2100 Help Wanted
MEDICAL ASSISTANT or LPN for Sebring and
Lake Wales offices, Basic X-ray certification a
plus. Excellent benefits. The Barranco Clinic,
160 E. Lake Howard Dr., Winter Haven, FL
33881. Fax: 863-299-7666, info@barranco-
clinic.conm.


2100 Help Wanted
DETAILER Full time. Need an extra job -work-
ing nights 7pm-4am. Clean buses, cars, vans.
Start $7.00 per hr. Benefits available-
health,IRA,vacation,Smoke/Drug free work
place. EOE. Fill out application M-F, 9-4pm at
Annettl30 Madrid Dr. Sebring 33870. No
phone call please.


2100 Help Wanted
FRONT OFFICE MEDICAL RECEP-
TIONIST, answer phones, filing, computer,
team player. Fax resume: 863-385-4560
A Action Pest Control in search of a pest con-
trol technician. Customer skills are required. If
you could be an asset to our company we look
forward to meeting with you. Please apply in
person @ 6750 US 27 South. Sebring.
F/T Social service caseworker. 2 yrs. exp. re-
quired. Ability to interview clients and deter-
mine eligibility based on program guidelines,
work with agencies, organize food drives.
Must be able to lift. Benefits. Submit resume
to P.O. Box 1843, Sebring 33871.


JOIN OUR TEAM OF DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS


HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE DISPATCH TEAM
Telecommunicator
Annual Salary: *24,065.60 to 135,630.40


Offers this excitina


*Talk on the radio
*Work on computers
*Multi-task
*12 hour rotating shifts

Paid benefits include:
*State of Florida Retirement
*104 Annual Leave hours p<
*Paid $15,000 life insurance
*12 Paid Holidays per year


career if you have what s to:


*Make sound decisions
*Listen carefully
*Handle stress
*High school diploma/G.E.D required


*Paid Health and Dental Insurance
er yr. *104 Sick Leave hours per year
*Career development opportunities


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LAND CLEARING
SITE WORK HAULING
S~.ll Ri LE'czr I'ork
Drawayt s -* Culvert
Track Hoe Work Installation
Fill Dirt Free Estimates
(863) 453-5712


PAINTING

by J & M Outdoors, LLC
Residential/Commercial
Pressure Cleaning
Deck & Dock Care
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Pairing & Dcwriting
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March 5th, 2007 at The Palms.
AND, you'll have a job waiting
for you the moment you pass
the State test!
SApply in person at 725 S. Pine St.
Sebring; or Fax: 863-385-2385; or
e-mail: palmshr@yahoo.com
EOE/DFWP





THE PALMS
OF SEBR ING


CUSTODIAN II

House/groundskeeping and maintenance of
County buildings and property, Mon-Fri,
4:30pm- lam. Requires: 2yrs related
experience, valid FL Drivers license.
Pay $8.67 $13.95 hrly. DOQ. Closes: 2-27-07
Apply at Highlands County Commission,
600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.
or download application at www.hcbcc.net
and mail Attn: HR. DFWP/EOE/Vet Pref.
Drug-Free l Workplae/E Tm y mYeri m i


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


BRICK BLOCK
STONE CONCRETE
STUCCO WORK
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RUWEl L MASONRY 655-2307
35 Years Exp. State Certified 99-05604

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The News-Sun www.newssun.com


4C *Friday, February 23, 2007


2100 Help Wanted
F/T Cashier. HS graduate, clerical exp., com-
puter literate. Bilingual Eng/Sp required. Bene-
fits. Submit resume to P.O. Box 1843, Sebring
33871.
Do You have what it takes to be a Comfort
Keeper? If you have a caring spirit and like to
help others this might be the job for you.
Come join a growing family dedicated to pro-
viding companionship, a helping hand and
other non-medical care for seniors in their
homes. Flexible schedule. Interested? Call us
at 385-9100 M-F between 8-5


Comfort
Kcopour
Natural Resources Specialist II, ( Soil & Wa-
ter Conservation District ): Eval/solve complex
water quality/quantity & soil/water conserve,
issues; Works directly with land users to plan
& apply conservation practices. Requires:
Bachelor in natural science field or Agri or En-
viron Engineering; 5+ yrs. in soil & water con-
serve or related nat. resource field; advanced
degree would substitute for experience. Ability
to work from prints/plans/specs; profic. in
math calcs, CAD, GIS, & office sftwre; valid FL
DL. $1,274.40-$2,099.20 bi-weekly DOQ.
Closes; 03/21/2007. Apply at Highlands Coun-
ty Commission, 600 S. Commerce, Sebring,
FL 33871, or download application at
www.hcbcc.net and mail Attn. HR.
DFWP/EOENet Pref.
Network Marketing, will train. Needs to be am-
bitious, entrepreneur, hard working, health
oriented, organized and have good people
skills. MLM Experience, but not necessary.
Call 863-382-9190.

Office Manager/Secretary. 1st) Top organiza-
tional skills. 2nd) Strong English background.
3rd) Computer knowledge- Word/Quickbook.
Salary com with exp. Send Resume to Box #
2194 at News Sun in Sebring Fl, 33870
EXPERIENCED BOOKKEEPER. A/R, A/P, Pay-
roll, GL. Mo/Qty/Annual FDOR/IRS filings.
Knowledge of Peachtree Acct and Excel
spreadsheet preferable. IT skills a plus. Fax re-
sume to Avanti Co. at 863-453-0085 or email
to info@avanticompany com.



LABOR FINDERS









General Labor Construction
CDL-A w/Hazmat
SLight Industrial- All Shifts
Carpenters w/tools
Equipment Operators
Temporary to Permanent Postions
Available. Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work 6:00AM Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M. 6 P.M.
Applications accepted daily
with proper ID.
3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Work Place
RN's & LPN's FULL-TIME OR PART TIME
Needed for a 79 bed SNF
If you like geriatrics come join the
Hardee Manor Healthcare Team
Apply in person or by fax.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231
FAX: 863-773-0959
ROOFERS NEEDED WITH CLEAN DRIVING
RECORD OPERATOR/CDL. Drug Free Work-
place, 863-385-0351.
DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY?
Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun
classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow!
385-6155


2 1 00 Help Wanted


I KENILWORTH
CARE & REHAB

Positions For RN'S

& LPN's PRN Status

Available All Shifts


Come join our
professional


2100 Help Wanted
SECURITY OFFICERS wanted for assignments
in Highlands County. Must be 21 yrs old or
older, have a current Florida Security Officer
license (Class D), valid driver's license & meet
other job requirements. Serious inquiries on-
ly! DFWP. Apply in person: Craig D. Graybill,
Jr. Security Service 136 Authority Lane (main
terminal building Sebring Regional Airport)
Sebring, FL 33870. Florida Security Agency
Lic.# 89300029
Seeking Exp Med. office person that can do
billing, front and back office well, Exc Comm,
organizational, typing and computer skills a
must. Also seeking MA, PA, NP. Fax resume
to 863-471-3206 or Email to Medicalofficebil-
ling@yahoo.com.


nursing team at Sell Your House
Kenilworth Care & To We ill buy
Reha Center lese or take o r the
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Salon on the circle in downtown Sebring Call
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TEAM PLAYER needed for busy business of-
fice. Fax resume 471-6834
TECH NEEDED for out Patient Surgery CNA
preferred but will train. Fax resume 471-6834

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Phone 863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
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MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
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TWO HOME school children, 7th and 9th
graders, in need of certified teacher, active or
retired, to perform yearly evaluation for the
school board per state law. Please contact jo-
dy at 385-4028 ASAP.
Wanted Experienced site Manager for 2 prop-
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efits. Call for more information Mon, Wed, &
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3000
Financial

3050 Business
3050 Opportunities
LAWN CARE business for Sale. Annual Reve-
nue $24K with many extras. Great Client base.
Asking $10,000 Owner financing with 1/2
down. Call 863-243-3613

3250 Loans & Savings
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CALL NOW FOR PROFESSIONAL ASSIS-
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All Credit types welcome
no Fee, Call 888-588-9242


4000
Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale
3BR/1 1/2BA CtBI. Home. Needs T.L.C. 80%
Materials included. Asking $115,000. Serious
offers only. Call Mike @ 863-381-2635.
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
F.S.B.O-3/2. Nice Neighborhood. Large lot.
Fenced citrus trees, Screened porch, all appli-
ances plus washer & dryer included. Possible
owner financing. Wont last long. Call 863-
655-5588.
FOR SALE
2 HOMES $85-$128K SEBRING
NO BANK QUALIFYING/
OWNER FINANCING
KISS YOUR LANDLORD GOODBYE!
866-400-1538

4060 Homes for Sale
40 0 Avon Park
3BR/ 1 1/2BA NEWLY BUILT 2002, QUIET\
STREET NEAR SCHOOL, PARK, PLUS LAKE.
RENOVATED & MOVE IN READY $4000 CASH
TO BUYER AT CLOSE MUST SELL $139,000
BUY OWNER CALL 954-839-8725

3BR/3BA/2CG+ pool no neighbors revoated by
lake, $190,000 make offer. Call 954-839-8725
BRAND NEW HOME 3/2/2 on quiet street in
city of Avon Park. Seller says (make offers).
Call 863-399-2197 Coral Shores Realty.

4080 Homes for Sale
4 O Sebring
2005 3/2 with large screened porch. DCG
fenced yard $210,000. Call 863-202-5013
BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 GOLF COURSE home, com-
pletely remodeled, Must see! Can be viewed
at www.757golfside.com $234,900 863-381-
5229 or 863-381-3481.
GOLF Course home Harder Hall 11th hole
right out back door! 3/2/1 large screened
porch all appliance, fruit tree, must see. Call
863-385-4447 or 863-471-6593
NEW 3/2, double car garage, 1 acre, paved
road, Orange Blossom area. Owner finance.
Call 863-385-8871.


4080 Homes for Sale

OPEN HOUSE
GOLF HAMMOCK COUNTRY CLUB. BRAND
NEW Villa 3br/2ba/2cg starting $199,900. Two
decorative model open daily 10am-4pm. 3033
Lost Ball Dr. Call Country Club Realty 863-
382-6575

WATER FRONT
RELOCATION $40,000 BELOW APPRAISAL
3/BED 3/BATH 2,100 SO FT LARGE LOT FOR
$178,000 725 CILLARNEY DR IN ERIN PARK
CALL 863-381-7802 ASK FOR BOB.

j1 Commercial Property
4160 For Sale
1100 sq ft. of office space on US 27 S. Sebr-
ing. West side age. Call Charlie @ 863-257-
0305.
Great Sales Lot. Commercial building and lot
for lease. 275FT of road frontage on US 27 in
Avon Park. 1700 sq ft. office, 1400 sqft of
shop area. Call Charlie @ 863-257-0305.

4 170 Lakefront Property
4170 For Sale
3/2/1, Master Suite 1st fl, Carport, shed, Wa-
ter access Lake Charlotte. $199,900 471-1677


So. Central FL.
Waterfront Land Sale
1 to 3 Acres
from $199,900
So, Cen. Fl's finest lakefront community. En-
joy two large natural lakes & numerous man
made lakes & ponds in a great loc.! Gated,
private. Excellent financing. Call now 1-866-
352-2249 x 1188.


4 180 Duplexes for Sale
NEW Construction 2 story town homes. 3br/2
1/2ba/lcg, 1944sqft, finish date March or
April. Only 4 units available. $179,900 Call
863-655-0311 No Realtor

4220 Lots for Sale
10 Acres of Prime undeveloped commercial
and residential property at 3000 Newlifeway.
Sebring Fl. 33872, 4.0mil., Please Call Andrew
P. Avellano, Esq., 614-237-8050.
Lake Placid Leisure Lakes-Attention Investor
and Builders. Company must reduce inven-
tory 2 lots, 80 x 125 each on paved Wild
Flower St. Walk to Lake Carrie and close to
golf course, survey, and partly cleared
beautiful Oak Trees. Sacrifice price $18,000
each 863-465-9100
LOT for Sale, Golf course view in front, water
in back, High & Dry, soil sample & survey on
file Spring Lake 6701 Coral Ridge Dr, Sebring
Contact The REAL ESTATE HDQ 561-533-
8999 or Agent 561-767-7455
VACANT LOT 1/4 acre in booming area of Lei-
sure Lake at Lake Placid close to Lakes, and
near golf area. $29,500 Call 407-299-5294

4300 Out-of-Town Property
NORTH CAROLINA!!
Mountain log homes. Custom built. Easily fin-
ished. $1,217 sq ft on 1 acre site $129,900.
$1,625 sq ft on 2 acre w/full. basement.
$199,900 Propose lake, Great views, Paved
roads, Utilities, ex finance. 828-652-8700


5000
Mobile Homes


OC50 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
55+ PARK MOBILE HOME with land in Sebr-
ing, D/W, 2/2, w/central A/C/H, fully furnish-
ed, washer/dryer, gas grill, golf cart
negotiable
outside newly painted. Call for appts won't
last long $58,400/ OBO (863-385-1159.
DO YOU HAVE LAND
EQUITY?
Is your property worth more than you owe? If
so, you can own a new 3-5 bedroom Manu-
factured Home with no money down. Call for
details Modern Housing 863-385-8286.
Doublewide Mobile home. 1 1/2 BA/2BR
Newly redecorated. Active 55 & older.
$25,000 negotiable. Call 863-386-1935.
PARK MODEL home in Leisure Acre'on US 27
Lot 384, furnished, A/C, heat pump, W/D, new
Ref, $16,500 Call 863-314-0887.
SB- Furnished 2/1 mobile home on owned lot
Lg Living Rm, Fla Rm, not in park, great area.
Immediate Possession. Call 574-354-0240
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

5100 Mobile Home
5100 Lots for Sale
MANUFACTURED/ MOBILE Home
lot, in small clean, no fees park.
City sewer and water must see.
$19,900 (863)439-1985
2559 Fernway St.
5150 Mobile Homes
5' O For Rent
2BR/2BA Mobile Home For Rent. $600 a
month on acreage. Call 863-635-3378.


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
ATTRACTIVE CLEAN
2 Bedroom Duplexes,
Sebring/Avon Park, CHA.
Starting at $625 (863)453-3733.
LG Duplex 3/1 includes all utilities plus elec-
tric and cable. $950/mo. Call 863-537-1268 or
863-404-1287

6 1 0 Villas & Condos
6 For Rent
AP 2BR 2BA 1CG on Lake Viola adults only.
No pets, no smoking lease. 863-453-6909 or
863-781-7273.
6200 Unfurnished
6 0 Apartments
AVON PARK, studio w/ balcony overlooking
Lake Verona and City Park, laundry facilities,
100 E. MAIN ST. 863-453-8598
LEMON TREE APTS.
Single Story 1- bedroom w/private patio.
NEW refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer micro-
wave, WSG incl. Pets OK. quiet friendly Avon
Park Community. (863) 452-1073.


6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
The Villa Apartments
Call (863) 385-4078 for more info.
Handicapped accessible
Hearing Impaired call (800) 840-2408
Equal Housing Opportunity
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
Briarwood Apts.
Call (863) 385-4078 for more info.
Handicapped accessible
Hearing Impaired call (800) 840-2408
Equal Housing Opportunity
SEBRING DINNER LAKE
area. 1 & 2 /BR, 1/BA Unfurnished Apt, $550
-$675 a month incl. water.
Gary Johnson .863-381-1861

6250 Furnished Houses
2BR/1BA Lakefront house for rent in Lake
Placid. $400 a week. Mar-May Fishing and
water sports. Call 863-441-0670.
3/2/1 WITH Patio. Sebring Hills. Nice, clean,
quiet. $950 per month. First and security. Call
863-382-1080.

6300 Unfurnished Houses
1/1 air condition, washer and dryer, clean and
new carpet, refrigerator and stove and water,
no pets. $300/mo $100 sec. 863-453-3610
2/2 House for Rent, newly remodeled and
spacious, w/sunroom, LR, DR, Lg kitchen, of-
fice/playroom, laundry room, carport with en-
closed workshop and a fenced in yard. Availa-
ble now 1st, last and sec deposit. $750/mo
Call 863-385-8107
2/2, Canal to Jackson, Everything new. Wash-
er/Dryer. $855.00. Call 863-385-4147.
3BR/1BA HOUSE. 2202 Garden View. Close to
Walmart. Furnished or Unfurnished. First, Last
security. $950 a month. Call 239-261-7622.
3BR/2BA and Brand New Home. Pergo floor-
ing thru-out. A screened in Lanai. A mile from
Public boat dock. Washer/Dryer included.
1845sqft. Master bath has jacuzzi tub. One
year minimum lease. Call 863-873-6776.
FOR RENT 3/2 almost new home in Sebring
$900/mo.1st and last. Call 863-202-5154 ask
for Mike.
House for rent, Avon Park Lakes, Seasonal or
month-to-month, 3 bedroom/1 full bath/1
Den, washer/dryer hook up, quiet.neighbor-
hood, plenty of parking space. Esther at 954-
604-7854 or email: tiainhlwd@aol.com.
LARGE DUPLEX 2/2, possible 3br. Screen
porch, $700/mo. 863-655-5051 or 273-0194
A. Winston
SB- Spectacular 2/2 Condo on Lake Jackson.
Unfurnished annual lease. No smoking, No
pets. $675 a month. First, Last & Security to
move in. Call John 863-441-3320.

^ A6600 Business & Offices
6600 For Rent
Store Front/Office Space for rent. Near High
school close to downtown Sebring: Approxi-
mately 600sqft for $450 a month. For addi-
tional info. call Florida Non-profit Housing @
863-385-2519 or visit 3909 Kenilworth Blvd.

6750 Commercial Rental
FOR RENT 1728 sqft previous hair salon,
2123 US Hwy 27 South. Call 239-265-1675 or
239-940-1166



7000
Merchandise


7020 Auctions


ABSOLUTE

AUCTION
SAT. FEB. 24T 2007
AT 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: 1418 CR621 E. LAKE
PLACID, FL OFF US 27 TAKE 621 E. AT
THE CVS DUG STORE APPROX. 2
MILES WATCH FOR AUCTION SIGNS.

PARTIAL LIST: SIGNED MILLER
LEADED GLASS LAMP, 2 OLD OAK CURIO
CABINETS, SM. INLAID TABLE, 4 DR.
CHEST OF DRAWERS, SINGER
FEATHERWEIGHT SEWING MACHINE,
AND OTHER FURNITURE.

MISC & TOOLS: PAINTINGS &
PRINTS, FISHING RODS & REELS AND
TACKLE OLD AND NEW, SILVER COINS,
SET OF FRENCH DOORS, OLD CAST IRON
TOYS, 6X10 UTILITY TRAILER, SM.
TRAILER FOR SEEDOO OR SM. BOAT, 12
FOOT CANOE BOAT, SOME OLD TOOLS
AND OTHER HAND & YARD TOOLS, STEP-
LADDER AND LOTS OF ITEMS NOT
LISTED.

TERMS: CASH OR CHECK WITH
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ESTAlE SALE-Lake Wales. Sat-Sun. Feb
24th & 25th. Sat. 8-4p.m. and Sun. 10-4p.m
652 Lorraine Cir- Ridge Manor. Watch for
signs. SPECIALTY COLLECTIBLES
Books, Books, and more books, Chess set
Goebel figurines, Stain glass window, Stain
glass lamps, Vintage shadow box, African art
wooden trivial wall mask, Butterfly collection
Walking sticks, Foodogs, Oriental folding
screen, Vintage dolls, Vintage Barbie doll col-
ection, Hand thrown pottery, Cobalt blue art


glass, Cookie, Cracker and biscuit jars, Koo-
Koo clocks, Microscope, Telescope, Slide
projector and screen, Costume jewelry, Large
assortment art supplies and art kits,FURNI-
TURE, Leather arm chair and ottoman, Up-
holstered love seat, Pair sofa tables, Assorted
small tables, Maple five drawer chest, Vintage
amps, Floor and table lamps, Wicker enter-
tainment center, Four piece wicker set, Five
piece patio set. BOOKS, Assorted education
and elementary art books, Children, art
crafts, History and how to books, Flying for-
ward/Polite instruction books. OFFICE, Fur-
niture, Three sets of bookshelves, T.V.'s
YARD AND SHOP ITEMS, Outdoor fire
chiminea Fire pit chimneys, Assorted hand
tools, Power tools and lawn tools. Assorted
kitchen and household items.

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7040 Appliances

Save money buy buying quality used Appli-
ance and Furniture, Stove, Refrigerator,
Washer and Dryers. As Good As New 2302 Us
27 North. Call 385-0007
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
SALE Reconditioned Appliances
Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, A/C's
We're overstocked name your prices.
Appliance Hospital. Call 385-5600


7100 TV, Radio,& Stereo
LXI Projection T.V. 48" Cabinet Model on
Rollers Cable Ready. $300.00 Firm. Call 863-
382-9577.


7180 Furniture


FEBRUARY MATTRESS SALE
We feature 3 levels of
Mattress Sets
Good, Better, Best
Good Elite Comfort
Twin Set '199.95
Full Set '259.95
Queen Set '299.95
King Set '399.95
Better Princeton Plush by Simmons


Twin Set '359.95
Full Set '459.95
Queen Set '499.95
King Set '699.95
Best Simmons Beauty Rest
(Individual Wrapped Coils 10 year
Unconditional Guarantee
Twin Set '459.95
Full Set '559.95
Queen Set '599.95
King Set '899.95
We now feature the
MIRACLE MEMORY FOAM
MATTRESS
We are now Accepting Quality
Like New Consignments
West Coast Furniture
5535 US 27 South
863-382-1117
CHECK OUR WEB PAGE AT
westcfurniture.com
LOOKING TO OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS?
Check out the Business Opportunity category
in the News-Sun Classifieds.


7180 Furniture

FEBRUARY ESTATE
FURNITURE SALE
Recliners starting at ......................'99
Swivel Chairs '50
Florida Fabric Sofas ......................295
Queen Sleepers '395
3Pc. Rattan end table set ............'175
4Pc. Ethan Allen Bedroom set......*350
6Pc. Rattan Bedroom set..............'495
Lazy Boy Leather Queen Sleeper '395
Dinette Set with 4 Caster chairs ..'195
Complete daybed w/trundle &
Mattresses '350
Electric Adjustable twin bed ........'450
Sofa & Matching Loveseat 2 sets '325
Leather Swivel Recliner w/ottoman$295
Wicker Trim Loveseat ..................'195
Rattan Trim Loveseat Sleeper ......'195
These Items and many more in
stock- come in browse and also
See our NEW ITEMS
We are Accepting Quality
Like New Consignments
West Coast Furniture
5535 US 27 South
863-382-1117
CHECK OUR WEB PAGE AT
westcfurniture.com

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!

7200 Apparel &
7200 Household Goods
Antique 3 piece solid cedar bedroom suite. 45
yrs old. Like new box springs and mattress.
$650. 2 solid maple end tables. $35.00 a
piece. 2 lamps $20.00 a piece. Call 863-453-
6489
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7260 Musical Merchandise
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!
Interested in buying Guitars, Banjo's, Mando-
lin, Violins, Ukeleles. In any condition. Call
863-835-1257


7300 Miscellaneous
1984 Ford F-250. 4-wheel drive. $2500. Regu-
lalion slate pool table. Extra accessories in-
cluded. $800.00. Call 863-443-0911. Leave a
message
Brand New Weslo Exercise Bike. $75.00
O.B.O. Call 863-453-8296.

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!

SPA/HOT TUB
5 person with launger. Like new. 24 jets. Digi-
tal control. Maintenance free cabinet. $1500.
Call 863-655-0235.


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12 HOURS OF SEBRING POSTERS, 1983,
1987, 1995, ONE NOT DATED. ALL FOUR
POSTERS $100.00. THREE IN PROTECTED
COVERING. 863-452-9899.
69lnch, 9 Drawer Oak Dresser w/ Mirror.
$85.00. Call 863-655-0243.
Antique Oak Secretary desk. 32 x 55. $100.00.
Call 863-453-7218
ASHTON DRAKE doll "grammar lets me" still
in wrapper plus box $25. Call 863-402-2285
BEER SIGN METAL GREAT FOR GAME
ROOMS. $15.00. CALL 863-655-2745.
BRASS DOUBLE bed frame $100.00 Nice Oc-
tagon coffee table $45.00 obo beautiful lamp
$7.00, desk good shape $75.00, queen Ann
chair, $75.00, stainless propeller and lower
drive $150.00 obo. Sebring Call 382-4470


CHINA CABINET 45" L X 17 1/2" W X 60"
HIGH. ( DARK WOOD ) $55.00. CALL 863-
655-1511.
COFFEE MAKER MR COFFEE 10 CUP. $15.00.
CALL 863-385-1328.


COMPUTER 1.30 GHZ BURNER DSL DIAL UP.
$140.00. CALL 863-664-1435.
DRESSER WITH MIRROR & CHEST OF
DRAWERS ( DARK WOOD ) $100.00. CALL
863-655-1511.
ELECTRIC STOVE, 18 CUBIC REFRIGERATOR.
$75.00 EACH FOR STOVE & REFRIGERATOR.
BOTH WORK GREAT. CALL 863-699-6148.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER ( COLOR LIGHT
OAK ) 47" L X15" D X 54" HIGH. $40.00.
CALL 863-655-1511.
EUREKA STEAM CLEANER FOR SALE. CALL
863-465-2847
FLOOR MODEL sewing machine cabinet and
matching storage stool on caster for free arm
sewing machine Asking $50.00 Call 863-453-
7902
FOR SALE NICE, CLEAN OFF-WHITE SOFA.
$175.00. CALL 863-453-5092.
FORD F-150 bumper and hitch all for $50 in
good shape call for more info 452-0921
FORMAL HALTER PURPLE DRESS WITH A
SHAW AND SEQUENCES. FLOOR LENGTH.
$50.00. CALL 863-699-9539.
G.E. 18.2 CU. FT REFRIGERATOR ALMOND,
G.E. 30" ELEC. STOVE ALMOND, RANGE-
HOOD ALMOND, G.E. MICROWAVE, ALL FOR
$200.00. CALL 863-471-6741.
GLASS SHOWER DOOR FOR BATHTUB.
$55.00. CALL 863-655-1511.
GOLF JACK NICKLAUS GOLDEN BEAR, FULL
SET, CLEAN. $85.00. CALL 863-386-1571.
Hammond Oregon For Sale. Excellent Condi-
tion. $250.00. Call 863-382-9953.
KENMORE Dryer 3 yrs old. Heavy Extra Large
capacity. $120.00. Call 863-453-7218.
MAGIC CHEF SMALL WHITE REFRIGERATOR
19WX32H. $40.00. CALL 863-385-1187.
ONE 42" DINETTE TABLE WITH AN18" LEAF
AND 4 SWIVEL CHAIRS WITH VINYL COVER-
ING ON ROLLERS. GOOD CONDITION.
$75.00. CALL 863-471-1557.
ONE PVC PATIO TYPE COUCH APPROX.108"
LONG WITH CUSHION BACK & SEATS. ONE
PVC CUSHIONED SWIVEL ROCKER AND ONE
PVC CUSHIONED GLIDER ROCKER. ( LIKE
NEW). $150.00. CALL 863-471-1557.
POOL CUE CASE 2X4 TAN OMEGA NEW.
$40.00. CALL 863-655-2745.
REFRIGERATOR WHITE, FREEZER ON TOP.
$150.00. CALL 863-382-9181.
ROLLER BLADES-SALOMON BRAND WORN 1
TIME SIZE 10 $50.00. CALL 863-441-1654.


RUSTY BROWN LAMP. $20.00.
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SAMPO 10" B&W T.V. $15.00. CALL 863-
385-1187.
SANYO 21 INCH SCREEN COLOR T.V. $45.00.
CALL 863-385-1187.
SET OF RIMS AND TIRES FOR FORD MUS-
TANG GOOD RUBBER. $200.00. CALL 863-
385-2146.
SMALL DARK BLUE DOUBLE SOFA SLEEPER
EXCELLENT $125.00. CALL 863-840-0243.
TOASTER OVEN WORKS GOOD. $10.00.
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TWO BAR STOOLS. MATCHING COLOR.
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ens, misc. 8am-4pm, Fri-Sat, Feb 23-24.
ADELAIDE SHORES RV Resort will hold their
annual Clubhouse Flea Market/Garage Sale on
Sat Feb 24, Doors open from 8am-11:30am
Come and Enjoy. Lots of Misc items will be
available as well as craft items. We will have a
bake table to satisfy your sweet tooth. Coffee
and donuts will be available. 2881 US 27 N,
Avon park on Highlands Blvd near the Ridge
Lounge.
AP- 514 Dixie St Feb-21-23, Wed-Fri, 8am-
4pm. Moving Sale Bedroom, living room, din-
ning room, furn. Call 452-0474
AP-1412 Memorial Rd Feb 24 Sat 8am-4pm.
Sectional sofa, tools, T.V's, house ware.
AP-GARAGE SALE/ 3145 Glacier Ave. off of
Hwy 17 South. Fri-Sat. Feb. 23rd & 24th from
8-?. Lots of Misc.
AP-GARAGE SALE/ 701 N. Delaney Ave. Fri-
Sat. Feb. 23rd & 24th from 8-?.
CHURCH PARKING LOT SALE
Saturday, Feburary 24th, 7am-12:30pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ
3115 Hope St., Sebring
1.8 miles west of US 27 on Hammock Rd
"Much More Than Just a Yard Sale"
Donuts and Coffee, Hotdogs and Sodas,
Chili Dogs. Information (863) 471-1999
CHURCH RUMMAGE Sale Sat Feb 24, 8am-
3pm, 7125 Rolling Hills Rd, Spring Lake (98
to left on Floral and right on Rolling Hills Rd)
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ESTATE SALE !!
Fri. Feb 23 & Sat. Feb 24
8am-4pm
244 Tangerine Rd. Placid Lakes
US 27 to Lake Placid, West on Interlake Blvd,
go across Main Ave, go 1/2 way around circle,
continue West on Deen Blvd, turn left on Cat-
fish Creek Rd. to Placid Lakes. Turn left on
placid Lakes Blvd., two streets to Tangerine.
This is a very nice sale! Furniture, China,
Tools, more! An elaborately carved and very
stunning 1942 bedroom suite by Joerns Bros.
Furniture makers, top of line of the era. This
rare Suite consists of double bed, high chest,
dresser, mirror, and features magnificent inlay
work. Set is in excellent condition, must see!!
China, Meito, Service for 12, complete with
serving pieces, rose pattern. Dozens of fine
hand worked linens, doilies, tablecloths, yarn
& craft supplies, more! Unique and large
lighted wall unit/curio, must see! China cabi-
net, dining set, white wood with nice uphol-
stered chairs, table has copper color mirrored
top. very nice! Drexel end table, Drexel Sofa
table, other chairs, nice lamps, etc! Queen
bedroom set, very nice! Large amount of nice
kitchen ware, dishes, glassware, small appli-
ances, much more! Treadmill, as new! Dozens
of sheet music, books, puzzles, nic-nacs ga-
lore! Nice clothing, ladies sz. 14-16, men's
36, (M / L). Tools: Bench grinder, lots of pow-
er & hand tools, saw, drills, etc! Too much to
list! Don't miss this one!
PIGGOTT & STONE ESTATE SERVICES
863-464-0912 863-386-0300


AP-GARAGE SALE/ 2496-2494-2457 Orange
wood St. Rt 27 to Alamanda Turn L. 2 blks to
Orange wood acres on L. Fri-Sat. Feb 23-24 8-
4p.m. High Quality items Household, Clothes,
Furniture, Lots of Misc.
ESTATE SALE
Sat-Sun, Feb 24-25, 8am-3pm
91 E Wolf St, Avon park Fl
Lots of power & hand tools, file cabinets,
work benches, drafting tables, table saw, radi-
al arm saw, wood lathe, wood carving tools,
craft paints, misc, house items & MORE!

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LP- 3000 Jacaranda Ave Feb Sat 24, 8am-
2pm. Misc house hold, books, power tools,
including RBI, Hawk scroll saw and stand. Call
863-465-7469.
LP- 440 Sun N' Lakes Blvd (Sun N' Lake club
house.) Feb 23-24, Fri-Sat, 8am-1pm. Sat on-
ly $1.00 a bag at Noon.
LP- 563 Lake August Dr (Catfish Rd to East
Water Way to Wash). Feb, 23-24, 8am-5pm.
JD Lawn tractor, paddle boat, golf club, and
clothes lots of misc.
LP-Multi-Family Garage Sale/ 104, 127, 140,
144 Ida Ave. Fri-Sat. Feb. 23rd & 24th from 8-
2p.m. Furniture, Clothing, Appliances, Light
fixtures, and Much Misc.
MULTI FAMILY Extravaganza Fri-Sat Feb 23-
24, 8am-2pm. 309 Lark Terr Turn right off
Thunderbird.
PRE-MOVING SALE/ 3914 Garienda Ave. Fri-
Sat. Feb 23rd & 24th. Furniture, Baby items,
Dolls, Wider gym, Call 863-402-9031.
SB- 1417 KATCALANI Ave Sat Feb 24, 8am-
2pm No early birds please, T.V's Leather Re-
cliner, coffee table, end table, are rug, wall
mirror, books, magazines, & lots of other
misc.
SB- 217 Brook Ln. Spring Lake. Feb 22-24
Thur-Sat, 9am-4pm. Doll collection, HO scale
train collection, furn, 22hp John Deer mower.
SB- 3928 Poence De Leon Blvd Feb 24-25
Sat-Sun, 8am-2pm. Clothes and etc.
SB- MOVING SALE/ 6032 Apple Rd. Take
Hammock Rd. Take a Left on Apple. Fri-Sat.
Feb. 23rd & 24th from 8-2p.m. Furniture,
Some clothing, Household, and Misc items.
SB-3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE/ 3632 Dolphin
Dr. off of Valerie. Sat. Feb 24th from 8-?.
Kayak boat, Surf board. Lots of Misc Items.
SB-BAZAAR/FLEA MARKER- Sat, Feb. 24th
from 8-1p.m. Whispering Pines Village. 2323
Brunns Rd. (Off Hammock Rd) Free Draws &
Entertainment.
SB-GARAGE SALE/104 Memorial Dr. Fri-Sat.
Feb. 23rd & 24th from 8-5p.m. Motorcycle,
Bass boat, 4 outboard motors, Fishing misc,
and alot of misc.
SB-GARAGE SALE/ 214 Swallow Ave. Sat.
February 24th from 8-2p.m. Miscellaneous
items.
SB-GARAGE SALE/ 320 Loon Ave. Sebring
Hills. Fri-Sat. Feb. 23rd and 24th from 7-?.
Multi-Family. Tools, Electronics; Books, Dog
Cage, Misc.
SB-GARAGE SALE/3208 Golfview Rd. ( Hard-
er Hall ) Sat. Feb. 24th from 7-? Multi-family.
1 1/2 ton a/c unit.
SB-GARAGE SALE/ 3403 Bolide St. Sat. Feb.
24th from 7-3p.m. Motorcycle, Coffee table
with end tables, and clothes.
SB-GARAGE SALE/ 4763 Darnell Dr. Sun-N-
Lake. Sat. Feb. 24th from 7-Noon. Petite
Clothing, Men's Clothing, Breadmaker, Many
misc household items.
SB-GARAGE SALE/ 8015 Elliot Rd. off 98.
Thur-Fri. Feb 22nd & 23rd. Lawn Furniture,
Large window, Books, Jewelry, Bells, Men &
Womens Clothes, Lots of Misc.


SB-GARAGE SALE/ New Testament Church
Youth Group. 604 Lemon Ave. Sat. Feb 24th
from 8-3p.m. Trash & Treasure, Clothes,
Toys, Furniture, Collectibles, Something for
everyone.
SB-LAKE JACKSON HEIGHTS GARAGE SALE/
1918 Beach Dr. Thur-Sat. Feb. 22nd, 23rd,
24th from 7-3:30p.m.
SB-YARD SALE/ 445 Pomgranate Ave. Sat.
Feb. 24th from 8-?. Fabric's, and Car top car-
rier.
SB-YARD SALE/ 902 Triumph Dr. off of Thun-
derbird and behind Walmart. Fri-Sat. Feb.
23rd & 24th from 8-?. Household items,
Clothes, Books, and lots of misc.
SB-YARD SALE/ Oak Gardens Mobile Home
Park. 11200 US 27 South. Sat. Feb 24th from
8-2p.m. Parking on Twitty Rd.

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7500 Livestock & Supplies
100 YR old Doctor Buggy has new wheels
$850 OBO. Call 863-735-8020

7520 Pets & Supplies
Boxer Puppies akc registered. Beautiful fawn
males and females. Health certificates and
shots. Parents on premises. $700 to $800.
Call 863-494-2821.
NEEDED dog person with energy for 2 yr old.
Cute, Smart, Neutered, Part Chow mix-Needs
some training and wants LOTS of love. Call
863-385-8397.

NOTICE
Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
have an official health certificate
and proper shots and be free of in-
testinal and external parasites.
Pigeon For Sale. $10.00 or up. Horse For Sale.
2Yrs. old. $1300. Call 863-453-9072 or 863-
449-1129.
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8050 Boats &Motors 9450 AutomotiveforSale


14FT Alumacraft with Trailer. 15HP motor,
Fish finder, Bow mounted Trolling motor, Rig-
ged for trolling. $1500 Call 863-465-2481-or
863-243-9676.
1977 18FT VIKING. Center Console. 85 hp
evenrude. Rigged for crappie fishing. Runs
great. No trailer. $1,990. Call quick. Jeff 1-
239-850-3403.
1987 16FT Boat. Rebuilt 50HP Evinrude, Troll-
motor with trailer, New tires, Seats, Battery
and Boat cover. Live Bait Wells. $2,000 O.B.O.
Call 863-202-0926.


1999 Ford Tarus Station wagon. Silver, 7 pas-
senger, Very good condition. $2900. Call 863-
402-1336 or 410-259-4584.
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited.
Leather, Front and Rear A/C, Looks and runs
great. $5500 O.B.O. Mint Condition. Call 863-
441-0871..
BMW 525i 1989. Runs and looks great.
$5,000. Call 863-385-2146.
FOR SALE-2001 Hyundai Accent 2DR Hatch-
back, Automatic, A/C, 85,000 miles, good
condition. $3,500. Call 863-449-0637.


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8050
8050 Boats & Motors
2003 18FT Crownline Bowrider with 135hp,
Mercruiser inboard motor and custom trailer
27 hours many accessories like new condition
$10,900 must see. Call 382-3837

S8150 Fitness & Exercise
S I 0 Equipment
WANTED: 99 people to LOSE weight safely,
FREE SAMPLES, 727-527-6903 www.GJSlim-
merBodyNow.com

8400 Recreational Vehicles
1978 ARGOSY Airstream 70% restored
$2000. Call 863-735-8020
2006 32FT Premier, TT, FRTKT, 2 slide out,
washer/dryer, ac, awing, non-smoking, new
condition, will deliver, $25,000 neg Call 941-
268-1077 Bradenton.
2007 Franklin 36FT Trailer. 2 slideouts. 2 BR.
Fully Loaded. Will Deliver. $19,700 O.B.O. Call
352-361-0304.


9000
Transportation


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
1982 Honda 1100 Goldwing Enter state 3200
miles., $2500 OBO. Call 814-673-4960 or
863-699-1563.
2006 Polaris Hawk Eye 300 2 wheel $2800
OBO. Call 863-381-9216.

9150 Four Wheel Drive
1980 JEEP CJ5 Chevy V-8, excellent condi-
tion, $7,000. Call 863-655-3256 or 239-872-
8131

9200 Trucks
89 BRONCO 4x4, 140,000 miles, V8, runs
good. a/c. $2600. 0.B.0. Call after 5pm
863-453-7218.

9220 Utility Trailers
05 Emerson X-Sport 16Ft Enclosed Trailer Dbl
Axle with brakes $3500. OBO 863-452-6329
New 5x8 Utility Trailers. 15inch HD Tires.
starting at $725. 16FT Tandem Axle new tires
starting $11,090. Call 863-382-7701.

9350 Automotive Parts
93 & Accessories
TIRES 4/P265/70R 17". Good year Wranglers.
Chevy 6 lug alum. wheels with caps $400.00.
Craftsman mower with grass catcher. LTY
1000 18HRPW. $550.00. Call 863-452-2455.


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Friday, February 23, 2007 www.newssun.com Section D

Auto Racing


Fernadez Racing wins 12 Hours of Sebring sort of

12-hour-long Tuesday test pitted Acura teams against each other
By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun correspondent
STE SEBRING The Lowes/Fernandez Racing team has won a 12-hour race at the Sebring
SInternational Raceway.
Acluall,. it was a race and a test session conducted .on Tuesday by the three
I Acura Motorsports teams. The Andretti Green Racing, Highcroft Racing
1' and the Fernandez Racing ran their Amer-ican Le Mans Series LMP2-class
cars from 10 a.m. until 10.p.m. in preparation for the March 17 Mobil 1
12 Hours of Sebring.
The Fernandez Racing effort proved to be the best of the three.
"Out goal was to run a good pace and get to the end of the 12
hours. We will be much better prepared to run next month," said
Adrian Fernandez, a co-owner of the team. He will be driving
the car at Sebring along with Luis Diaz and David Martinez.
The Fernandez Racing Lola/Acura has been quick all along,
News-Sun photo by SCOTT DRESSEL
The Lowes/Fernandez Racing Lola/Acura bested its Acura counterparts in a 12-hour test race at Sebring International
Raceway on Tuesday. See RACING, page 3D


College Softball




anatee outlasts SFCC


And Another
Thing ...
Dan Hoehne


Cubs' season

already over

thanks to SI
Who would have thought
the Chicago Cubs' season
would be over already?
Sure, throughout most of
my life, and therefore fan-
dom, the Cubs were usually
out of the race by the All-
Star break, if they even made
it that far.
While last season they
may have not been mathe-
matically eliminated until
later in the season, a rash of
injuries let us all know that
they were done in May.
But February? That's
stretching it a bit, isn't it?
Not when you're the Cubs,
and not when you are grac-
ing the cover of Sports
Illustrated.
Here I wake up on my
birthday Thursday morning,
go out and get my mail and
nearly tossed the Wheat
Chex I had just eaten when I
saw the cover of the maga-.
zine showing new manager
Lou Piniella and new out-
S fielder Alfonso Soriano.
It then says, "Life Is
Sweet, Lou" with a subcap-
tion reading "Enjoy It While
You Can, Cubs Fans."
I was enjoying the boat-
load of spending the team
did this offseason, the unbri-
dled optimism that each
spring brings, when every
team, even mine, looks good
on paper.
That was until they
showed up on the glossy
paper cover of the magazine,
and the enjoyment seeped
right out of me.
Of course, it is supposedly
an urban legend, this Sports
Illustrated cover jinx, but
there is too much evidence to
completely dismiss it as
such.
It actually started with the
very first edition the maga-
zine put out on Aug. 13,
1954.
Milwaukee Braves third
See HOEHNE, page 3D


Scoreboard
COLLEGE BASEBALL
Wednesday
SFCC ............ 8
Polk ............. 3
WP-Bloomer (4-1). S- Beumel (2).
Polston, Slimick, Coppola: 2 hits, 2
RBIs each.
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Panthers fall

in 15-inning

marathon
By DANIEL R. HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
AVON PARK The
South Florida Community
College fans sure got their
fill Thursday in quantity if
not quality.
The scheduled double-
header turned out to be the
equivalent of more than a
tripleheader as the visitors
from Suncoast Conference
rival Manatee outlasted ...
and outlasted ... and outlasted
the host Panthers, 4-2, in a
15-inning first game.
The length
Manatee of the first
game meant
that the night-
Scap was not
SFCC complete at
press time.
.2 "I.. pitched
15 innings in
high school one time," SFCC
starter Kasey Barrett said.
"So I've done it before, but
that is about the limit."
Barrett was doing a good
share of limiting as well, giv-
ing up a first-inning run to
the Lancers, but shutting
them out from the second
through the 14th.
The Panthers had evened
the score in the first inning
with a Mallory Drooger hit
bringing home Rachel
Holloway for the 1-1 score
that would remain and


News-Sun photo by SCOTT DRESSEL
South Florida Community College center fielder Jessica Pauley heads to first after dropping down a sacrifice bunt
Thursday against Manatee Community College.


remain and remain.
Unfortunately, things fell
apart in the top of the 15th as
an error and a hit put two
runners on for Manatee
before Caitlyn Bliss brought
them both home with a
booming double.
Bliss then came around on
an Ashley Hunt single to


make it 4-1.
The Panthers were not out
of fight yet, however, mount-
ing their own challenge in the
bottom of the inning.
Holloway led off with an
infield hit and moved to sec-
ond on a Samantha Waldron
rap.
Drooger followed with a


Reach for the sky


News-Sun photo by RUTH ANN GRIMALDI
Sebring's Ashley "J.J." Jiminez has to stretch to return a shot Thursday against
Lake Placid.


rocket down the third-base
line that had the makings of
at least a one-run double, but
Hunt snared the shot, stepped
on third and fired across to
first for a double play.
Britny Jones then knocked
Waldron in with a single and
a Belle Campbell single had
runners on first and second


again.
But Carlie Trudel's
grounder toward right did not
find a hole and the game-end-
ing out was registered.
"This has been the story of
our season," head coach
Carlos Falla said. "One error

See SFCC, page 3D


Senior Softball

Central Security upsets


AMS for 2nd win of season


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID After strug-
gling through the first half of the
season, Central Security came
through with a come-from-behind,
17-14 upset win over Advanced
Mobile Systems in Lake Placid
Senior Softball League action on
Wednesday at the Lake June ball
fields.
Larry Oser was 5-for-5 to lead
Central Security (2-8), followed
closely by Tom Walsh, who was 4-
for-5 with a home run. Doug Purdy,
Dana Hurlbut, Bob Weis and Hugh
Grimaldi contributed three hits each
in the Central Security win.
The AMS (6-5) team had a poor
hitting day against the pitching of
crafty George Quay, who struck out
two batters. Charlie Quinn led what
offense AMS had with three hits -
including a home run and Dick
Harmick and Bob Sheets had two
hits each in the losing effort.
SThe other game on Wednesday


found the Michelle Yates Insurance
(5-5) team down by several runs
going into the late innings, but they
rallied for a 16-14 win over Lake
Placid Marine (5-5). Mo Pier led the
winning effort with five hits includ-
ing a home run, followed by Ray
Heissenberg with four hits, two of
them doubles. Bill Card added three
hits while Glen Minnick and John
Miller added two hits each and man-
ager Dorin Quigg produced a home
run for the winners.
The Lake Placid Marine team
offense was led by big Jim Radcliff
with four hits including a home run
and double. Usual singles hitter,
shortstop Sergio Prieto, surprised
the Yates team with two home runs
between their fielders among his
three hits, while Howard Carney and
Harley Smith also produced three
hits in the losing effort.
Idle Seminole Tire remains in
sole possession of first place in, the
league with a record of 7-3.


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ON DECK

TODAY:Varsity Baseball vs. DeSoto, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at DeSoto, 6 p.m.; Softball vs.
Sebring, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Varsity Baseball at Hardee, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Hardee, 6 p.m.; Softball vs.
Palmetto, 5:30/7:30
THURSDAY: Softball vs. Booker, 6 p.m.; Track at Sebring Relays, 4 p.m.,Weight Lifting
at Haines City Invitational, 5 p.m.


-- TODAY: Baseball at McKeel Academy, 4 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. McKeel Academy, 6 p.m.
L TUESDAY: Baseball vs. Booker, 7 p.m.; BoysTennis at Hardee, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis at
Hardee, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Mulberry, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Mulberry, 6 p.m.; BoysTennis
Lake Placid at Avon Park, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Avon Park 4 p.m.


STODAY: Baseball vs. Braden River, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Braden River, 7 p.m.; Softball
at Avon Park, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball at Clewiston, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Clewiston, 6 p.m.; BoysTennis
at Braden River, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Braden River, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: BoysTennis vs. Clewiston at Country Club, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Clewiston,
Sebring 4 p.m.; Boys Weight Lifting at Haines City, 4 p.m.


TODAY: Baseball vs. Lake-Sumter, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball at University ofTampa (B), 1 p.m. (DH); Softball at Hillsborough
CC tourey,TBA
SUNDAY: Softball at Hillsborough CC tourney,TBA
MONDAY: Baseball vs. Canton CC (Baltimore), 6 p.m.
SFCC TUESDAY: Baseball at Manatee, 6 p.m.


SPORTS BRIEFS


Durrance Tourney now Sottile
Memorial, set for April 7
LAKE PLACID The long-running
Myrtice Durrance Memorial Golf
Tournament will have a new name this
year.
The tournament, which will be held
April 7 at Placid Lakes Country Club,
will now be the Nick Sottile Memorial
Golf Tournament.
Sottile, a Florida Highway Patrol
trooper from Lake Placid, was killed in
the line of duty Jan. 12. The goal of the
tournament is to honor his memory and
raise money for the Nick Sottile
Scholarship Fund that was created in his
memory as well as help fund youth sports
in Lake Placid.
The tournament will start at 8 a.m. and
will be followed by a barbecue dinner.
Volunteers are needed.
For more information on the tourna:
ment, contact 465-0123 or 441-1148.
American Legion Best Ball
- Scramble set for March 17
SEBRING The American Legion
Family Best Ball Scramble will be at
8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the
Sebring Golf Club.
Cost is $50 per player and includes
door prizes, refreshments and lunch at
the Legion Post.
It's a fun day of golf, mulligans for
best cause ever.
Three places will be awarded plus $50
for closest to the pin, longest drive and
there will be a hole-in-one prize.
Sign-up sheets are at Legion Post 25
and Sebring Golf Club. Mail to Legion
Post 25, 1490 U.S. 27 North, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Proceeds will go to
veterans programs.
To play, sponsor or help, contact Ray
Ploughe at 441-4119 or J.P. Plunkett at
441-4103.
KOC and Team Fish to host
seminar for anglers March 3
SEBRING The Knights of
Columbus and Team Fish are hosting the
Fishing Central Florida Seminar event
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday,
March 3, at the Knights of Columbus
Hall, 900 U.S. 27 South in Sebring
(across from Lakeshore Mall).
The $25 ticket will be good for a full
day of facts and useful information on
fishing in Central Florida, with useful
information and techniques for local lakes
given by some of the top fishing guides
and professional anglers in the area.
There will be eight hours of instruction
by local guides and pro anglers on local
waters in Central Florida, and the latest
in fishing gear, boats, new lures and lines
will be on display.
The seminar staff includes guides Don
Hatcher, David Douglas, Keven
Stallworth, Fred and Barb Allen and tour-
nament anglers Craig Maxwell, Ted
Moore, Chester Wagner, Brian Lee, Mark
Clevenger and Capt. Al Phillips.
The American Bass Angler Tournament
Trail, Fisher of Men Tournament Trail
and central Florida SOS will be on hand
for information and questions. Team Fish
Fishing Line will be at the show featur-

HISTORY


ing their new products.
Each attendee will receive a seminar
packet with useful information and sam-
ples of line and lures. Lunch will be
included in the price of the event.
All profits will go toward SFCC
Scholarship Fund for local students. For
more information, call 314-0064 or 385-
0987; e-mail kapsumthinfishy@aol.com.
Sebring Youth Baseball
having Saturday sign-ups
SEBRING Sign-ups for Sebring
Youth Baseball will begin Saturday, Feb.
10, and be held each Saturday through
March 10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Children
ages 11 and 12 as of May 1 will be sign-
ing up for Majors, children ages 13 and
14 will be signing up for Dixie Boys.
Cost is $65 for first child, $40 for second
child. Coaches are also needed for both
leagues. For more information on regis-
tr.tion and coaching, call Pat Hargaden at
381-6489.
Sign-ups for Lake Placid
softball leagues by March 1
LAKE PLACID Coed Recreational
Softball and Men's Softball leagues will
be starting the week of March 19 in Lake
Placid. The Men's league will play on
Monday nights and Coed will play on
Tuesday at the Lake June fields.
Fees are $300 per team and all rosters
and money are due by March 1. At least
one team representative must attend a
mandatory meeting at 7:30 p.m. on
March 1 at the fields. Individuals without
at team are welcome.
If you have any questions, or to sign
up, please call 699-3935.
Last Chance Ranch 10K/5K
races set for March 10
SEBRING The Inaugural Last
Chance Ranch 10K Run/5K Run-Walk
will be at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March
10, at Highlands Hammock State Park.
For the 10K, there will be age groups
(five-year increments) for men and,
women. For the 5K, medals will be given
to the first 25 finishers (no age groups).
All paid entrants will receive a T-shirt.
Sizes can only be guaranteed for partici-
pants who register before March 3. The
entry fee is $15 through March 3 and $20
on race day. Proceeds will benefit the
Last Chance Ranch.
Make checks payable to Florida
Environmental Institute and mail com-
pleted entry form to: Chet Brojek, 3310
Par Road, Sebring, FL 33872. For more
information, call Darrell Jensen at 465-
3658 or Brojek at 385-4736.
Michigan Moose to host
golf tourney March 11
AVON PARK The Michigan Moose
Association's 15th Annual Snowbird Golf
Tournament mixed scramble will be at
8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, at River
Greens Golf Course.
Cost is $55 per person and all Moose
members are invited men and women,
couples or singles. For more information,
contact Don Novick at (941) 794-0161 or
Bruce Cook at (941) 778-4776. Deadline
for registration is Monday, March 5.

LESSON


10 YEARS AGO
Feb. 22, 1997: Sebring's Charles Carrero won the 103-pound state wrestling championship in St.
Petersburg,helping the Blue Streaks to a sixth-place team finish. Heavyweigth Winston Maynard did his
part as well, taking second place in the heavyweight division, losing a close 6-4 decision to undefeated,
two-time defending state championTrent Lawhon.
30 YEARS AGO
Feb. 22, 1977: Behind 41 points and 22 rebounds from Gator Brown and 28 points from Sam King,
the Blue Streak basketball team closed out it's regular season with a 92-87 triple overtime win against
Frostproof. Trailing by as much as 17 points in the first half, Sebring battled back for the exciting win to
close the season with a 13-11 record.


STATS & STANDINGS


Avon Park


Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Anaheim 35 16 10 80195158
San Jose 37 22 1 75181152
Dallas 35 21 3 73159144
Phoenix 25 32 3 53160207
Los Angeles 20 31 10 50170211
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Tuesday's Games
Buffalo 6, Philadelphia 3
Atlanta 3, Carolina 1
Boston 3, Toronto 0
Ottawa 4, Edmonton 3, SO


LIVE SPORTS ON TV


1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
9 p.m.

2 p.m.
3 p.m.
5 p.m.
7:30 p.m.


AUTO RACING
FRIDAY
NASCAR Busch Series Practice (California) ............. ESPN2
NASCAR Nextel Cup Practice (California)..............SPEED
NASCAR Truck Series Qualifying (Daytona)........... ESPN2
NASCAR Nextel Cup Qualifying (California) ..........SPEED
NASCAR Truck Series Race (Califomria)............... SPEED
SATURDAY
NASCAR Nextel Cup Practice (California).............. SPEED
NASCAR Busch Series Qualifying (California)........... ESPN2
NASCAR Nextel Cup Practice (California)..............SPEED
NASCAR Busch Series Race (California) .............. ESPN2


NBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Toronto 29 25 .537 -
New Jersey 25 30 .455 4%
New York 24 31 .436 5%
Philadelphia 18 36.333 11
Boston 13 40.24515'/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Washington 30 21 .588 -
Orlando 27 28 .491 5
Miami 26 27 .491 5
Atlanta 21 33 .38910%
Charlotte 21 33.38910%
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit' 34 19 .642 -
Cleveland 32 22 .593 21/2
Indiana 29 24 .547 5
Chicago 30 25 .545 5
Milwaukee 19 36 .345 16
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
Dallas 44 9 .830 -
San Antonio 37 18 .673 8
Houston 34 19 .642 10
New Orleans 26 29.473 19
Memphis 14 42 .25031%
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Utah 35 18 .660 -
Denver 26 26 .500 8%'
Minnesota 25 29.46310%
Portland 24 32.42912%'
Seattle 21 32 .396 14
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Phoenix 41 13.759 -
L.A. Lakers 30 25 .54511%
Golden State 26 29.47315%
L.A. Clippers 25 29 .463 16
Sacramento 23 29 .442 17
Tuesday's Games
Washington 112, Minnesota 100
Charlotte 104, New Orleans 100
New York 100, Orlando 94
Detroit 84, Milwaukee 83
San Antonio 95, Denver 80
Chicago 106, Atlanta 81
Sacramento 104, Boston 101
Portland 103, Utah 100
Seattle 121, Memphis 105
Phoenix 115, L.A. Clippers 90
Wednesday's Games
Indiana 136, Milwaukee 129, 20T
San Antonio 103, Atlanta 96
Cleveland 86, Toronto 85
Philadelphia 104, New York 84
Detroit 110, Orlando 88
New Orleans 111, New Jersey 107
Charlotte 100, Minnesota 95
Houston 112, Miami 102
Phoenix 118, Boston 108
Golden State. 118, Memphis 115, OT
Portland 112, L.A. Lakers 108
Thursday's Games
Chicago at Cleveland, late
Sacramento at Washington, late
Miami at Dallas, late
Today's Games
Detroit at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Houston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Seattle at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Memphis at Portland, 10 p.m.
Utah at Denver, 10:30 p.m.
Boston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.
Toronto at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Seattle at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
Boston at Utah, 9 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 9 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Phoenix at Atlanta, 2 p.m.
Houston at Orlando, 2 p.m.
Cleveland at Miami, 3:30 p.m.
Washington at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 6 p.m.
New York at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Sacramento at Indiana, 8 p.m.
NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 37 17 6 80162141
Pittsburgh 32 18 9 73208187
N.Y. Islanders 29 23 8 66177170
N.Y. Rangers 29 26 5 63176172
Philadelphia 16 36 8 40157227
Northeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Buffalo 40 1 5 85223171
Ottawa 35 22 3 73204160
Montreal 31 25 6 68178184
Toronto 29 23 8 66191195
Boston 29 26 4 62170212
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Tampa Bay 34 24 3 71 194185
Atlanta 31 22 9 71188195
Carolina 30 25 7 67 186 195
Florida 23 26 12 58172198
Washington 23 28 10 56182214
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 39 16 6 84189147
Nashville 40 18 3 83206152
St. Louis 26 26 9 61 160185
Chicago 22 29 9 53149183
Columbus 23 31 6 52150187
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Vancouver 35 21 4 74160152
Minnesota 33 23 5 71173157
Calgary 31 21 8 70 191 162
Colorado 29 27 4 62194190
Edmonton 28 26 6 62163175


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

TOP 25 FARED
Wednesday
1. Wisconsin (26-3) did not play. Next:
at No. 2 Ohio State, Sunday.


2. Ohio State (25-3) beat Penn State
68-60. Next: vs. No. 1 Wisconsin,
Sunday.
3. Florida (25-3) beat South Carolina
63-49. Next: at LSU, Saturday.
4. UCLA (23-3) did not play. Played.
California Thursday, late.
5. North Carolina (24-4) beat N.C. State
83-64: Next: at Maryland, Sunday.
6. Kansas (24-4) did not play. Next: vs.
Iowa State, Saturday.
7. Memphis (23-3) did not play. Played
Rice Thursday, late
8. Texas A&M (23-4) beat Oklahoma
State 66-46. Next: vs. Baylor, Saturday.
9. Washington State (22-4) did not play.
Played at No. 23 Oregon Thursday, late.
10. Pittsburgh (24-4) did not play. Next:
at No. 12 Georgetown, Saturday.
11. Nevada (24-2) did not play. Played
at Idaho Thursday, late.
12. Georgetown (21-5) beat Cincinnati
75-65. Next: vs. No. 10 Pittsburgh,
Saturday.
13. Southern Illinois (24-5) beat Indiana
State 58-50. Next: vs. Evansville,
Saturday.
14. Air Force (23-5) did not play. Next:
at TCU, Saturday.
15. Butler (25-4) did not play. Played
Loyola of Chicago Thursday, late.
16. Marquette (22-7) did not play. Next:
at Notre Dame, Saturday.
17. Vanderbilt (18-9) lost to Mississippi
State 83-70. Next: vs. Kentucky,
Sunday.
18. Duke (20-7) did not play. Played at
Clemson Thursday, late.
19. Texas (20-7) did not play. Next: at
Oklahoma, Saturday.
20. Louisville (20-8) beat St. John's 72-
48. Next: at Connecticut, Sunday.
21. BYU (21-6) beat Colorado State 76-
67. Next: at San Diego State, Saturday.
22. West Virginia (20-7) did not play.
Next: at No. 10 Pittsburgh, Tuesday.
23. Oregon (20-7) did not play. Played
No. 9 Washington State Thursday, late.
24. Virginia (18-8) lost to Miami 68-60.
Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Saturday.
25. Alabama (19-8) lost to Tennessee
69-66, OT. Next: vs. Auburn, Saturday.


BOXING
FRIDAY
9 p.m. Friday Night Fights .............................ESPN2

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SATURDAY
11 a.m. Men Siena at Marist .............................SPN
12 p.m. Men Oklahoma State at Texas Tech .................CBS
Men Syracuse at Providence........................ ESPN
1 p.m. Men N.C State at Florida State .... ......... WTOG
Men College of Charleston at Georgia Southern........ ESPN2
2 p.m. Men Pittsburgh at Georgetown ......................CBS
Men Illinois at Penn State .......................... ES P N
3:30 p.m. Men- Teams TBA .............. .................ABC
4 p.m. Men Florida at LSU.................................CBS
Men Rutgers at Villanova.......................... ESPN2
5 p.m. Men Wichita State at Creighton..................... ESPN2
Men Auburn at Alabama........................... SUN
6 p.m. Men Iowa State at Kansas ..........................ESPN
7 p.m. Men Mississippi at South Carolina.................... SUN
9 p.m. Men Indiana at Michigan State..................... ESPN

FISHING
FRIDAY
8:30 a.m. CITGO Bassmaster Classic ........................ESPN2


GOLF
FRIDAY
12 p.m. Champions Tour ACE Group Classic .................GOLF
2 p.m. PGA Tour -Accenture Match Play Championship..........GOLF
6:30 p.m. LPGA Tour- Fields Open..........................GOLF
SATURDAY
10 a.m. PGA Tour Accenture Match Play Championship .........GOLF
2 p.m. PGA Tour- Accenture Match Play Championship ......... NBC
Champions Tour -ACE Group Classic.................. OLF
6:30 p.m. LPGA Tour- Fields Open ............................ GOLF

NBA
FRIDAY
7 p.m. Detroit at Orlando .................................SUN
8 p.m. Washington at Chicago ................ ......... ESPN
10:30 p.m. Utah at Denver .................................. ESPN
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News-Sun photos by SCOTT DRESSEL
The Acura/Courages of Andretti Green
Racing (above) and Highcroft Racing
both ran into some mechanical prob-
lems during the 12-hour test on
Tuesday.



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Continued from ID
registering the second fastest time at the
ALMS Winter Test in January, circum-
navigating the track at 1:47.006 just
.23 of a second slower than Andy
Wallace, who set the fast lap at the track
in Dyson Racing's new Porsche Spyder
LMP2.
Although Fernandez Racing was the
first through the checkered flag at this
week's unique testing session, officials
said the Andretti Green Courage/Acura
was "blistering fast" in the first five
hours of the event, leading it several
times.
But the Andretti team had some prob-
lems during the sixth hour of the test
when the car's starter motor broke. It
took crew members just over a half hour
to remedy that problem and have the car
back on the track.
"We ran a very hard pace maybe a
little too hard at times, but that's why we
came here," said driver Bryan Herta. He
will be sharing the wheel at Sebring with
Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan.
Highcroft the team working most
closely with the California based Honda
Performance Development had a
number of mechanical problems with
their Courage/Acura, which reportedly
cut back on their Monday practice time.
But despite the setbacks, team principals
remained upbeat.
"We have a new tejma.-and -\c are


working for a new manufacturer. We are
much more prepared now for the 12 -
hour race," said Highcroft co-driver and
former Sebring winner Stefan Johansson.
Team owner Duncan Dayton will be
driving that car with Johansson and
David Brabham.
All the Acura Motorsports operations
utilize the new 3.4-liter Acura V8. It is
the first racing engine which has been
completely designed and developed by
Honda Performance Development.
The three teams represents Acura's
entry into the ALMS LMP2 2 division.
Both Andretti Green and Fernandez have
been integral parts of'Honda's open-
wheel racing efforts.
This week's "race" was the third out-
ing at the historic Sebring track for
Acura this year following their participa-
tion in the third annual ALMS Winter
Test last month and another closed ses-
sion in early January.
Honda Performance Development
President Robert Clark said the idea of:


the latest test, billed as a "One Make
Race" was to test the teams against each
other and to gauge the engines and
machines in simulated race conditions.
Acura has a long and successful histo-
ry at Sebring. Many fans will remember
the bright orange and white Comptech
Racing Acura NSX/Spice, which domi-
nated the Camel Light division in the
early 1990s. Parker Johnstone was at the
wheel at that time with help from Doug
Peterson and Dan Marvin among others.
The GTP-Lights was powered by a mod-
ified Acura NSX engine and won three
consecutive Manufacturers'
Championships and three consecutive
Drivers' Championships in the IMSA
Camel GTP Lights series between 1991-
93.
Prior to that, race-prepared Acura
Integras won a pair of consecutive IMSA
International Sedan Manufacturers'
Championships and three consecutive
IMSA International Sedan Drivers'
.Championships in the years 1988-90.


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at the wrong time and it leads
to a big inning. We outhit
them, but we don't think
about situational hitting to
bring runners around."
But it shows the potential
of the team in that Manatee is
the third-ranked junior col-
lege team in the state, accord-
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"Most teams we've played
are state ranked, and for the
most part, we've outhit all of
them," he said. "But it's just a
matter of not making the key
mistakes and being more
aware of the situations when
we're hitting."
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the second game of the twin
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baseman Eddie Mathews
adorned that first cover, and
one week later landed on the
15-day disabled list.
In 1982 the Washington
Redskins were undefeated
going into week 13 of the
season and are thus featured
on the cover.
Sure enough, that Sunday's
game resulted in a 24-10 loss
to Dallas.
Nike CEO Phil Knight
made the cover in 1993, and
soon after, Nike's six-year-
long earnings streak is
snapped and 800 workers are
laid off.
The Florida State
Seminoles were featured in
1994 after winning the
NCAA football champi-
onship. The program is put
on probation and scholarships


reduced due to recruiting
improprieties within weeks.
It's even contagious, as
tennis great Ivan Lendl made
the cover in 1986. That same
week, while taking race car
driving lessons from movie
legend Paul Newman, Lendl
gets out of the car, Newman
gets in and breaks his collar-
bone in a crash.
In all, there have been
about 2,456 SI covers, with
913 found to have some sort
of jinx-like effect that's 37
percent!
The Cubs have recent his-
tory with this, as in the 2004
baseball preview issue the
magazine touted the team as
World Series favorites.
Mark Prior and Kerry
Wood haven't been healthy
since, Sammy Sosa began his
meteoric decline and even the
television broadcast team was
canned.


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bath. Walk in closet in
master bedroom. Brand new roof 2006 makes ,
this an excellent value. Home has been well :. .
cared for. MLS#188448 165,000

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The Cubs are battling
enough odds as it is going
into their 99th season without
a World Series victory, the
recent memory of Bartman
and the meltdown of 2003
and the darn curse of the
billy goat.
They certainly don't need


the SI cover jinx added to the
heap and I don't need to
know that my birthday
marked the end of their sea-
son.

Dan Hoehne is a sports writer for
the News-Sun. He can be e-mailed
at daniel.hoehne@newssun.com.


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It's time to start training
and find partners for the local
qualifying rounds for this
year's 2007 Florida Senior
Games State Championship
Games.
The Heartland Senior
Games are scheduled to start
in less than two weeks and
will run from March 4-31 in
venues throughout Avon Park
and Sebring. The games are
open to amateur athletes 50
years or older.
Gold, silver and bronze
medals will be awarded for
each event in every gender
and age division. All athletes
must complete their event
with a score to be eligible for
a medal.
Age categories for each
event go in five-year incre-
ments starting at ages 50-54
and continue up to the 90-
and-older division. All age
categories are based on the
athletes' ages as of Dec. 31,
2007.
This year's schedule of
local events includes:
Golf: 8 a.m. Sunday,
March 4 at Sun 'N Lake
Country Club, Sebring.
Bowling Singles: 9 a.m.
Monday, March 5 at Kegel
Bowling Center, Sebring.
Bowling Mixed Doubles:
9 a.m. Tuesday, March 6 at
Kegel Bowling Center,
Sebring.
Boccie: 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 7 at
Reflections on Silver Lake,
Avon Park.
Cycling (5K and 10 K
Time Trials): 8 a.m. Saturday,
March 10 at Sun 'n Lake at
Balboa.
Track & Field (5K
walk/run, shot-put, discus,
high jump, long jump, 1,500
meters, 800 meters, 400
meters, 200 meters and 100-
meter dash): 8 a.m. Sunday,
March 11 at the Avon Park
High School track.
Billiards (8-ball): 1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13 at Cue
Time Billiards at Fairmount
Square, Sebring.


Basketball (spot shoot,
free throw, timed field goal):
5 p.m. Wednesday, March 14,
SFCC Panther Gym, Avon
Park.
Tennis singles: 8 a.m.
Wednesday, March 14 at the
SFCC Tennis Courts,
Highlands Campus, Avon
Park.
Tennis doubles: 8 a.m.
Thursday, March 15 at the
SFCC Tennis Courts,
Highlands Campus, Avon
Park.
Tennis mixed doubles: 8
a.m. Friday, March 16 at the
SFCC Tennis Courts,
Highlands Campus, Avon
Park.
Table tennis: 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20 at Crystal
Lake Club, Avon Park.
Bridge: 1 p.m. Tuesday,
March 27 at the Sebring
Bridge Club, Sebring.
Shuffleboard: 9 a.m.
Tuesday, March 27 at the
Sebring Recreation Club,
Sebring.
Cribbage: 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28 in
Room 110 of Building H at
SFCC, Highlands Campus,
Avon Park.
The $17 registration fee
covers entries into an unlimit-
ed number of sports and
includes the cost of a T-shirt
and medals. A few events
carry an additional registra-
tion fee: $2 for billiards, $8
per day for bowling, and $26
for golf cart, greens fees and
lunch.
To pre-register, call the
Community Education
Department at SFCC at (863)
784-7200 for a registration
form and liability waiver. The
college accepts major credit
cards and checks.
Competitors in all doubles
events are responsible for
finding their own partners
ahead of time.
Closing ceremonies are
scheduled for 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 31 in Room
110 of Building H at SFCC in
Avon Park.





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Woody's Trucking
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