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Easy Win

The Avon Park Lady Red Devils got
great offense and even better pitching
to beat Booker Thursday SPORTS


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Students, parents encouraged to keep eye


on the sky Saturday night for lunar eclipse


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
Lunar eclipses happen once or twice a
year. Some years pass without any.
Whether they occur depends on the
math, Avon Park Middle School eighth
grade science teacher Chris Stephan said.
This year's math adds up to an eclipse
beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday.
"It all has to do with the complete
alignment of the moon, earth and sun,"
Stephan said. "Lunar eclipses can only


Circle


happen when the earth is in a straight
line between the moon and the sun."
Stephan encouraged Highlands County
students to bring their parents to APMS,
where telescopes will provide visual
access to this natural phenomena.
Saturn and Venus are visible to the
naked eye this time of the year, but a tel-
escope provides a closer look.
"Depending on the clearness of the sky
I can see three of Saturn's moons with
my telescope at home," Stephan said.


of


Speed


Race month kicks off


with blast from the past


By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING The Flags of
Many Nations are up, the first of
two doWntown'tech inspections
has been held and cars on trailers
have been arriving in town all
week.
Now racing begins in earnest
with the 2007 edition of Historic
Sports Car Racing's Sebring
Endurance Challenge.
When the first HSR races took
place at the Sebring International
Raceway in 1991, it was obvious
the chamber of commerce recom-
mendation for weather was not
taken into account.
Rain dominated the inaugural
affair, washing away the possibil-
ity of large crowds and rising to
such intensity that one of the
enduro races had to be shortened
to two hours.
However, just like the 12 Hour
classic, chamber members perse-
vered and it has since grown into
one of the premier events on the
HSR schedule and series officials
said they are ready for the 2007
event.
"We have made a point in
working with the raceway and the
Sebring Chamber of Commerce.
In fact, our season both starts and
ends at Sebring," HSR
Competition Director Ken
Fengler said.
In addition to the eight differ-
ent classes of vehicles that will


"Saturday we should be able to see the
discs of the planet."
Due to the lack of moon light, nebulas,
far-off galaxies and star clusters will be
visible, he said
Hardin Opti pany of Bandon,
Ore., donated :scopes, through
which visitors ; can do their star
gazing.
"I enjoy s -- others what they
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News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS
Spectators lined the streets (above), while about 30 vintage race cars make their way around the Circle
during the second annual Circle of Speed event in Sebring. Alex Bogner, 6, (left) and her little brother
Ian (top photo) take a snack break Thursday evening, while waiting for the vintage race cars to make an
appearance. The cars will be on the track at Sebring International Raceway this weekend for an Historic
Sports Car Racing event as the track gears up for the 55th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring on March 17.


take their turns on the historic
3.72-mile course today, Saturday
and Sunday, car club corrals, club
parade laps and even a second
downtown tech inspection event
has been added over the years.


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Harder Hall


examiner


submits fees

City council votes to pay
property taxes on property
By MATT MURPHY
matt.murphy@newssun.com
SEBRING The examiner in the Harder
Hall bankruptcy case and his legal counsel
have filed their fee applications to the
Bankruptcy Court.
Soneet Kapila is asking for $51,969.80 in
"administrative expenses for accounting
services performed," and 'il2 ':. for "costs
incurred" during his two-month stint as
examiner. Kapila worked for approximately
224 hours conducting his examination of
Jorah Realty during the two-month period.
Kapila's legal counsel Markowitz,
Davis, Ringel and Trusty, P.A. is request-
ing $22,191.50 for 65.9 hours of work and
$3,295.44 for expenses. Five employees
from the firm worked on the case, with
hourly fees ranging from $495 an hour for
attorney Jerry Markowitz to $120 an hour
for paralegal Joy Martin.
Kapila hired the firm "to assist him in his
duties," and the firm "spent significant time
investigating the case, speaking with rele-
vant parties, :and pursuing discovery from
several different sources," the application
says. The expenses for the examiner and his
counsel will be charged to investor Jay
Landesman, according to the documenta-
tion.
See HARDER, page 3A


Distinguished dinner


While practice and qualifying ent groups of cars in competition.
sessions will begin today, activi- Vintage and historic sports cars,
ties began Thursday with testing muscle cars, stock cars plus open
and driver orientations on the wheel vehicles and IMSA
schedule.


In all, there will be eight differ-


See SPEED, page 3A


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Lil' Steppers

Local cloggers
take honors at
state fair
1B

Barbershop
The Vaudeville Daze will
offer up plenty of
barbershop quartet
entertainment
6B


Drive 2C
Classified ads ...............1C
Community briefs ........6A
Diversions ....................2B
Editorial ....................10A
Living..........................1B
Lottery numbers ...........3A
Obituaries ................... 4A
Religion ......................3B
Sports .....................I......1D


Weather
Mostly sunny.
Complete
weather
report, 12A



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Suspended department head

awaits results of internal audit


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin. shutt@ newssun.com
SEBRING A Sun 'N Lake
department head was suspended
pending the results of an audit.
Michael "Mick" Grosh, director
of planning and development for
the special assessment district, was
suspended with pay Tuesday.
He had served as interim general
manager last year until the district
hired Al Grieshaber Jr. in January.
"We're going to do an internal
audit," Grieshaber said, confirming
Grosh's suspension for alleged
inappropriate financial practices.
Grieshaber was seeking a firm
Thursday to conduct the audit,
which he said would be a whole-
scale examination of the district.
The necessity for an audit was
triggered Feb. 23 when supervisor


Joely Polokoff presented six reim-
bursed receipts, the validity of
which she questioned.
One receipt $43.16 for fuel
purchased Oct. 29 in Sarasota by
Grosh during a tour of Lakewood
Ranch's town center appears.to
have been submitted.as a mileage.
claim, Grieshaber said..
He said a mileage sheet indicates
Grosh claimed 225 miles for the
same date. According; to Google
Maps, a round-trip drive to Sarasota
is 166 miles.
Polokoff asked at the Feb. 23
meeting if "double dipping" had
become permissible. She also asked
who oversaw the district's finances.
The board's attorney John
McClure said that task was left to

See AUDIT, page 3A


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Jimmy Gilbert, a freshman at Sebring
High School, serves guests at the Boy
Scouts annual Distinguished Citizen
Dinner Tuesday night at the First
Methodist Church in Sebring. Doug
Littlewood, and his wife Jervy, helped
themselves to fresh rolls. Littlewood, a for-
mer Eagle Scout himself, has spent over
50 years volunteering for the organization.
See story, 2A.


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HIGHLANDS

inbrief

New stop sign
installation at
intersection
SEBRING At 9 a.m.
Thursday, the intersection
of Lakewood Road -
which intersects with
Woodbury Avenue, Key
Lake Drive and Stream
Avenue will be chang-
ing from a three-way stop
to a four-way stop. All
four approaches will have
to stop with the new stop
sign being installed on
Woodbury Avenue (the
westbound approach) to
Lakewood Road.
For further information,
contact the Highlands
County Engineering
Department at 402-6877.

Permanent entrance
dosure effective
SEBRING Please be
advised, effective immedi-
ately, the far east entrance
to Fairmount Drive on
Schumacher Road is per-
manently closed to traffic.
All residents and other
traffic will have to use the
other two entrances for
access.
For further information,
contact the Highlands
County Engineering
Department at 402-6877.

CERT training begins
AVON PARK The
city of Avon Park will
sponsor a CERT team
training session starting at
6 p.m. today at Avon Park
Fellowship Baptist Church.
This is a U.S. Department
of Homeland Security, cer-
tified course.
There is no charge.
Texts, tools and personnel
protection gear are fur-
nished.
This class is expected to
meetthe following three
Friday nights and Saturday
mornings until early after-
noon to complete the train-
ing. Three DHS / CERT
instructors are assigned.
There is no pre-registra-
tion, just show up before 6
p.m. at Fellowship Baptist
Church, 1000 Maxwell St.

TPPA meets Tuesday
SEBRING The
Highlands County Teen
Pregnancy Prevention
Alliance (TPPA) will hold
its monthly meeting at
9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the
Large Conference Room at
the Highlands County
Health Department, 7205
S. George Blvd. in
Sebring.
For additional informa-
tion, contact Susan
Buelow, TPPA coordinator,
at 386-6040, ext.277, or
Jackie Rawlings, Healthy
Start director, at ext. 208.

Bus trip registration
deadline is Friday
SEBRING At 4 p.m.
today is the deadline to
purchase bus trip tickets at
the Highlands Art League
for their one-day excursion
to St. Petersburg on
Saturday. The group is
touring the Museum of
Fine Arts, within walking
distance of BayWalk.


The cost is $65 for
members, and $75 for non-
members. Price includes
transportation on a char-
tered bus, museum admis-
sion and refreshments.
Tickets are available at
the Gallery Gift Shop,
1989 Lakeview Drive,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday-Friday. The expe-
dition departs the Gallery
Gift Shop at 7:30 a.m.
Saturday and returns
around 6 p.m.


Relay for


Life names


Brown


'poster boy'
By RIC LILJENBERG
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING Talking
about her son Bobby, Mary
Brown put it this way, "From
the ashes, a phoenix has
risen" quite a mantel for an
8-year-old boy.
She added, "For Bobby to
become poster child for the
Relay for Life really sends a
message out that says you can
get through this but you can't
get through it by yourself."
Diagnosed with acute lym-
phocytic leukemia, 14-month-
old Bobby Brown began his
life housing a mystery that
was busily redesigning his
infant stem cells. These
mutated cells "lympho-
cytes" multiply rapidly and
crowd out healthy blood cells,
spread through the blood sys-
tem to gather in specific
places, especially the brain
and the spine, rendering the
youngster vulnerable to
bleeding and infections.
Not much of a future.
Not long ago, few cancer
victims survived.
Things are changing.
On its Web page, the Mayo
Clinic lists lymphocytic
leukemia as "the most com-
mon cancer in children."


Capital Financial


Schedule is new CIP


Courtesy photos
Bobby Brown (above) looks like a healthy young man now.
As a toddler, he was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic
leukemia. He has been named this year's 'poster child' for
Relay for Life in Highlands County.


Mary Brown is at a loss to
know why her baby had to
begin fighting this monster
housed in his body. She
thought because her son could
not have been exposed to tox-
ins at such an early age he
would somehow be immune
from such an invader.
"Bobby is an extraordinari-
ly cute kid that is constantly
in an extraordinarily good
mood and has gone through
extraordinarily hard six years
of life in order to make it
where he is today."
She described her son,
"He's gone through absolute
hell and managed to bounce
back to become one of the
most empathetic kids you've
ever seen."
His days in school, he
spends encouraging anyone
who needs it.


"He has benefited from any
contribution anyone has ever
made to the American Cancer
Society," she said.
"I just want to see the local
community really getting
behind this relay as a group
and come out to support the
cancer survivors, and honor
those who weren't fortunate
to make it through before the
advancement in cancer treat-
ments."
Statistics from most sectors
of cancer treatment raise
hope, and at least for many
cancer victims, survival rates
have long since bottomed out
and are climbing in the other
direction as Bobby Brown
walks.
Relay for Life in Lake
Placid is March 30-31; April
14-15, in Avon Park; and
April 28-29, in Sebring.


Flying the international flags


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING Step by step,
the county commission is
working its way through the
capital financial schedule.
Anticipating projects for
the next 10 years, the capital
financial schedule was for-
merly known as the capital
improvement plan.
"It's very hard to do a 10-
year plan," budget manager
Tim Mechling said.
The county used to send to
Department of Community
Affairs its 10-year plan, to
which the state agency bound
the county.
Though the overall process
remains the same, explained
Mechling, the CIP was
changed to a capital financial
schedule, allowing the county
more flexibility in long-range
planning.
The financial schedule is
broken into two blocks the
first five years and the second
five years.
The department now holds
Highlands County to the first
five years and views the latter
as a planning guide, Mechling
said.
"DCA isn't going to sit
there with a big stick and
bang us over the head because
we changed something in year
seven or eight," he said.
The commissioners didn't
seem to have a plan of attack
during the special meeting
Thursday, which the county's
department heads were
required'to attend and answer
questions as needed.
More than half the supervi-
sors were allowed to leave an
hour into the meeting, which


concluded about 1 p.m.
During that time, the com-
missioners approved two cap-
ital categories transporta-
tion and recreation.
The former had the most
projects in the financial
schedule, including several to
be paid 100 percent by impact
fees.
"As of Nov. 15, the prices I
have in here I feel pretty com-
fortable with," county engi-
neer Ramon Gavarrete said of
the cost estimates for the
remaining Sebring Parkway
phases.
The greatest variable will
be the cost of asphalt, which
the county is planning to buy
from vendors. Some projects'
costs factor in county-pro-
duced asphalt from a plant yet
to be approved by the board.
Impact fee-funded projects
slated to begin during fiscal
year 2009-2010 included
expanding sections of
Stryker, Sparta and Hammock
roads and Heartland
Boulevard to four lanes;
expanding Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard to six lanes from
U.S. 27 to Ponce de Leon
Boulevard; and expanding
Tangerine Drive to two lanes
from West Interlake
Boulevard to Marquata Drive.
Other projects (to be paid
via funding sources other than
impact fees) included elimi-
nating traffic circle at Sun 'N
Lake and Ponce de Leon
boulevards, paving Tractor
Road and extending George
Boulevard.
The commission board will
revisit the capital financial
schedule Tuesday.


Sebring Police honor Officer,

Civilian Employee of the Year


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
City of Sebring Public Works crew leader Bill Palmerton (left) and maintenance work-
er Ray Figueroa replace American flags with international flags Thursday morning
around the Circle in preparation of Race Month. They placed 25 flags around the
Circle and checkered flags at the north and south city limits of Sebring and in front
of Sebring City Hall.



Scouts raise $21,000 in one night


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun
SEBRING The Calusa
District of the Gulf Ridge
Council of the Boy Scouts of
America held its annual
Distinguished Citizen Dinner
Tuesday at First United
Methodist Church.
The event was hosted by
Dr. Fred Keiber.
The highlight of the
evening was the presentation
of the Distinguished Citizen
Award, which this year went
to John Shoop, president of
Highlands Independent Bank.
The award recognizes a
lifetime of achievement, and
Shoop was praised for his
"integrity and high purpose."
The evening also was a
fund-raising event for the dis-
trict, which encompasses
Highlands and Hardee coun-
ties. More than $21,000 was


raised after a dinner of home-
made pulled pork, fried chick-
en, mashed potatoes and col-
lard greens.
There are 18 scout troops in
Highlands County. Eight Cub
Scout troops for boys from
first through fifth grades; six
Boy Scout troops for boys in
middle and high schools; and
four Venture Crews, open to
boys and girls age 14 through
20.
Shawn Marler, district
executive, said the Highlands
County programs serve about
400 young people, and that
there are about 200 adult vol-
unteers. Right now, he added,
there were 10 boys working
toward Eagle Scout, and four
have already sent in their
applications.
Some of the funds raised
Tuesday night will be used to
buy items like canoes, archery


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By MATT MURPHY
nlatt.murphy@newssun.com
SEBRING The Sebring
Police Department honored
two of its own last week with
the presentation of the Police
Officer and Civilian
Employee of the Year honors.
Officer Paul Deshazo and
Bobby Hicks, respectively,
were presented the presti-
gious awards by the police
department and Sebring City
Council at last week's council
meeting.
Police Chief Tom Dettman
said the Officer of the Year
award was given to Deshazo
by his peers in the depart-
ment, in recognition of his
"unyielding sense of devotion
to duty."
Deshazo's 2006 statistics
are indicative of that devo-
tion. Deshazo issued 278 traf-
fic citations in 2006, and
made 59 arrest including nine
for Driving Under the
Influence. He also made
seven felony arrests and han-
dled 118 criminal complaints.


These numbers are even
more impressive, Dettmai'
said, when considering
Deshazo's other position as a
Field Training Officer, a posi-
tion in which he teaches new
recruits to the department.
Bobby Hicks was honored
as the Civilian Employee of
the Year for his work with the
Sebring Code Enforcement
Division.
Hicks was born and raised
in Miami, where he worked
for a car dealership until mov-
ing to Sebring in 1994. After
coming here, Hicks "achieved
his childhood dream" by
becoming a certified fire-
fighter with the West Sebring
Volunteer Fire Department,
Dettman said. Hicks also con-
tinued his work in the auto-
mobile dealership business
until deciding to become a
code enforcement officer.
In his 18 months in the
code enforcement division,
Hicks has written an "incredi-
ble" 1,650 cases, Dettman
said.


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HARDER
Continued from 1A
The firm also assisted
Kapila in filing his examin-
er's report, which recom-
mended that the court take
fiduciary responsibilities
away from Joran Realty.
The Bankruptcy Court
agreed with Kapila's recom-
mendations and appointed
Kenneth Welt as Chapter 11
Trustee on the case. Welt,
whose home office is in
Hollywood, has administered
more than 30,000 Chapter 7
and 11 bankruptcy cases,
according to a biography on
his accounting firm's Web
site.
In other developments in
the bankruptcy case, the
Sebring City Council voted to
pay $153,963 in taxes on the


Harder Hall property at last
week's meeting. The move
will not cost the taxpayers
any money, Council President
Jeff Carlson said, because the
money is coming from
$250,000 set aside from a
Department of Housing and
Urban Development loan. The
city is also paying for its rep-
resentation in the bankruptcy
case out of the fund, City
Clerk Kathy Haley said.
"We're not out any money,"
Carlson said, because the city
would recoup the money once
the property was sold.
The city council also
passed a motion stating that
the city would pick up the tab
for electricity, security and
insurance at the Harder Hall
property if investor Jay
Landesman (who is currently
financing them) leaves the
project. As of Thursday,


Landesman is still paying for
those expenses, which cost
around $13,000 a month, City
Attorney Michael Swaine
said.
The next step in the Harder
Hall case is an Evidentiary
Hearing regarding the city of
Sebring's Motion for Relief
from the Automatic Stay. The
hearing is scheduled for 1:30
p.m. Monday at the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court in Miami,
and it could determine the
city's next step in the legal
proceedings. If the stay is
completely lifted, the city
could resume foreclosure pro-
ceedings, Marsha Rydberg
said. Rydberg, a Tampa attor-
ney representing the city in
the case, said the court could
also grant a partial relief of
the stay, which would allow
the city to start on foreclo-
sure.


Race enthusiasts check out one of the historic race cars on the Circle.


SPEED
Continued from 1A
Historic GT cars ranging from
world sports cars to GTPs to
the Le Mans Prototypes will
take to fetrack in search of
trophies and bragging rights.
In order to participate, each
group must meet specific
requirements. The most
important is the age of the
vehicle, however, Fengler
said some of the fans might be
surprised at some of the cars
that show up to run includ-
ing one very recent competi-
tor at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of
Sebring.
"The cars have to be at
least five years old, and the
Audi R8s began running in
2000, so we have at least one
that is eligible," he said.
That would be the original
Champion Audi, which has
since been sold and now is in
the hands of a private collec-
tor.
Fengler said the spectrum
of cars among the 275 or so
entrants will be significant.
The early lists show little
MGs and Sprites, some spe-
cialty racers like the Lister
and Lotus will be here as well
as some of the larger sports
cars like the Audi, Porsches
and Ferraris.
Probably the crown jewel
of the weekend is the two
hour Al Holbert Memorial


competition. To be held
Sunday beginning at 12:30
p.m., the race is for GTP pro-
totypes and World Sports
Cars, bringing back the hey-
day of the International
Motorsports Association com-
,petition at Sebring and it
looks to be a good field.
"We'll have the Audi, some
Porsche 962s and some WSCs
they're probably the
fastest cars we'll have there.
In all I think we'll have about
30 cars for that race," Fengler
said.
Also on tap will be some
historic NASCAR competi-
tors. Under the provisions of
that class, the former Winston
Cup and Bush Series cars are
required to run the same liver-
ies (colors and sponsors) they
carried when they were run-
ning the oval tracks around
the country.
Qualifying sessions will be
held throughout the day on
Friday, with the Klub Sport
Porsche Challenge to be late
that afternoon. There will be
two hour-long night races.
The historic cars will run
Friday at 5:30 p.m. with the
vintage cars to follow at 6:30
p.m. for their race.
Saturday's qualifying will
be in the morning with a
three-hour Rolex
Historic/Classic GT/IMSA
Enduro beginning at 12:45
p.m. There will be an hour-
long Angelo American GT


Challenge beginning at 4:30
p.m. as well.
Sunday's racing begins
with the Al Holbert Memorial
followed by sprint races for
the historic stock cars, vin-
tage production vehicles.
classic and historic GT cars.
Fengler was not certain if
any famous drivers would
show up to run in this year's
event. However, former
Sebring winners Hurley
Haywood and Brian Redmon
have run cars here in the past
as have other well-known
Sebring drivers such as Derek
Bell, Bill Adam and Roger
Mandeville.
Historic Sportscar Racing
is a series designed both for
fans and drivers. To keep the
competition close, cars gener-
ally are grouped according to
type and engine size for rac-
ing. The paddock is fan-
friendly and Fengler said the
easiest way to find out more
about the cars is simply to ask
the owner.
"Walk around a bit and if
they like a car and they see
somebody standing over by it,
don't hesitate to go up and ask
them about it. The guys love
talking about their cars," he
said.
Tickets and information are
available at the Sebring
Chamber of Commerce at
385-8448 or
www.sebringflchambe rcom.


SKY
Continued from 1A
may never have the opportu-
nity to see,'" said Stephan,
who's been an amateur
astronomist for 35 years. "For
students it ties to observation
and science skills, learning
and nature. And, (it) helps a
lot of people in the city that
wouldn't normally get to see
this kind of thing."
Stephan is a member of the
American Association of
Variable Star Observers, an




AUDIT
Continued from 1A
the general manager and the
district's accountant.
"We're not singling out
anybody," Grieshaber said.
No other employees have
been suspended. "I thought it
was better to give everybody
a little breathing room."
Other reimbursements
questioned by Polokoff
included a $144 tuxedo rental
and a $15.99 receipt for what
she said was a two-hour lunch
at a local eatery.


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sends celestial observations to
professional astronomers.
He does it for science's
sake, but admits it's fun too.
"This is my number one
hobby," Stephan said. "I try to
get kids motivated for the
event because there isn't a lot
of astronomy promoted in the
county."
The event will last until 9
p.m., when the eclipse passes.
Because the viewing is not
an official school function,
parents must stay with their


children during the event.
The front parking lot of the
school opens at 7 p.m. The
telescopes will be set up
beyond the parent pickup area
and basketball courts.
The best views should start
at about 7:30 p.m. as the
moon rises. Weather will be a
factor.
"Right before sunset, go
out and look," Stephan said.
"If it is cloudy, the event will
not take place. ... A large per-
cent of cloud coverage will
keep us from observing."


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Members of the Special STARS Recreation Club dance the afternoon away Sunday at
Ridge Area Arc in Avon Park during the Red & White Dance. Art Bostic provided
music to dance to while the Ridge Area Arc Parents Group provided refreshments.
There also was bingo and prizes. The club is comprised of people with disabilities
who like to do social and recreational activities together. There are six events a year
for members. Anyone interested in participating in the club, can call 452-6607.



Simple spring cleaning solutions


for electrical home safety


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING- Spring clean-
ing gives the home a new
breath of life. But one impor-
tant area is often overlooked,
and it could be the most
important to the safety of
family. The electrical compo-
nents of the home experience
the most use and are usually
the last part of the house to be
checked.
Exposed outlets, frayed
cords and improper circuitry
are just a few of the potential
problems that may need extra
attention. Bob Hodge of the
Mr. Electric of Central
Florida franchise knows
homeowners sometimes take
their household electrical sys-
tem for granted.
Hodge said, "Spring is the
perfect time to give your elec-
trical system a good inspec-
tion. Winter weather puts
extra stress on your entire
home, and you don't want that
to cause injuries or start a
fire."
Follow this simple check-


list from Mr. Electric to give
your electrical system a prop-
er inspection. But before
work begins, be sure all
power sources are identified
and shut off.
To get started:
* Trip and reset the circuit
breakers regularly.
* Equip your home with a
multipurpose fire extinguish-
er. Make sure it is
Underwriters Laboratory
(UL) or Factory Mutual (FM)
approved. Check the gauges
to see if it is charged and
ready to use.
* Check all electrical outlets
for loose-fitting plugs this
may indicate a worn out
receptacle.
* Install safety covers to help
protect children from electri-
cal shock.
* Never store flammable or
combustible materials near
the main electrical panel.
* Make sure the light bulbs in
all your fixtures are the cor-
rect wattage. If a light bulb's
wattage exceeds the manufac-
turer's recommendation,


overheating (and a higher
utility bill) may result.
* Use surge protectors for
computers and electrical
appliances.
Call a qualified electrical
technician to correct these
other household electrical
hazards:
* Look for burn marks at the
main electrical panel. They
can be a sign of arcing inside
the panel. But never remove
the front panel cover. This
should only be done by a
qualified professional.
* Ask a qualified electrician
to make sure you have the
correct size breakers and
fuses in your electrical box.
* Install Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GCFI) recepta-
cles. These outlets can pre-
vent serious injury or fires if a
plug is overloaded. Once
installed, test them monthly.
Never perform any work
that you are not qualified for.
Consult a professional electri-
cian for advice or to schedule
an inspection of your home's
electrical system.


Youngsters compete in state fair dog show


By DOROTHY L. HARRIS
Heartlanders 4 H Dog Project
SEBRING The Heart-
landers 4-H Dog Project
recently had several members
compete in the annual 4-H
State Fair Dog Show in
Tampa. On Feb. 10 and 11,
dog project members Sydney
Ruble, Cassie Hare and
Kimber Harris joined more
than 200 entrants and their
dogs for two days of fur and
fun at the Tampa fair.
Sydney showed her sable
sheltie, Evie, and took fourth
place in advanced agility and
second place in novice obedi-
ence. Sydney also showed her
bi-blue sheltie, T.J., in
advanced agility and novice
obedience.
Cassie and her chocolate
lab, Koda, made their show-
ing debut at the state fair and
came home with a white rib-
bon in junior showmanship.
She and Koda also received
participation ribbons in basic
obedience, agility and rally.
Kimber showed her bi-blue
sheltie, Rainbow, and won a
blue ribbon in junior show-
manship and a first place blue
ribbon in basic obedience.
They also won a second place
red ribbon in rally and a
fourth place pink ribbon in
basic agility.
The 4-H dog project has
added a new Quiz Bowl com-
petition in which the four-
member teams compete to
answer showing, dog care and
maintenance related ques-
tions. Kimber's team placed
first during the state fair
round.
The 4-H Dog Project is
open to all Highlands County
children between the ages of 8
and 18 who would like to


Kimber Harris and Rainbow (from left), Cassie Hare and
Koda, and Sydney Ruble with Evie and TJ pose with their
state fair ribbons following the 4-H State Fair Dog Show.


learn more about handling
and training their dogs. The
club meets on Sundays at 4
p.m. at the YMCA basketball


courts. Contact club leaders
Beverly and Gordon Ruble at
386-1943 or go online at
www.FL4-H-Dog.com.


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Obituaries


Ryli Burnett
Ryli Brooke Burnett,
infant, of Avon Park, died
Feb. 27, 2007, in Avon Park.
Born in Sebring, she was in
cradle roll at Fellowship
Baptist Church.
Survivors include her par-
ents, Bobby and Wendi; sister,
Laci of Avon Park; brother,
Dakota of Avon Park; paternal
grandparents, Gail Ann and
Raymond Yanzek of Sebring;
and maternal grandparents,
Pam and Wayne Lewis of
Avon Park.
Visitation will be from 9-10
a.m. Saturday at Fellowship
Baptist Church in Avon Park.
A funeral service will follow
at 10 a.m. at the church with
the Rev. Mike Roberts offici-
ating. Interment will follow in
Bougainvillea Cemetery in
Avon Park.
Memorial contributions
may be made to St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital.
Arrangements are being
handled by Fountain Funeral
Home, Avon Park.

Lucie DaFinus
Lucie DaFinus, 21, of Avon
Park, died Feb. 20, 2007, in
Fort Myers.
Born in Haiti, she had been
a resident of Avon Park for
the past 15 years. She was a
homemaker and a student.
She was a member of First
Haitian Baptist in Avon Park.
Survivors include her
father, LouJean of Lagonave,
Haiti; brother, Frantz of
Lagonave, Haiti; and sisters,
Claudette of Avon Park and
Christina of Lagonave, Haiti.
Visitation will be from 5-7
p.m. today at Marion
Community Funeral Chapel in


Avon Park. A funeral service
will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at
First Haitian Baptist Church
in Avon Park. Interment will
be in Bougainvillea Cemetery
in Avon Park.

James Korzep
James Korzep,
84, of Sebring, died
March 1, 2007, in
Sebring. He was born 1922 in
Parkersburg, W.VA., and had
been a Sebring resident since
1966.
He was a U.S. Army veter-
an of World War II and
Korean Conflict as a combat
soldier and musician. He was
a tuba player in the United
States Army Field Band and
Armed Ground Forces Band.
He retired from Sebring
Mobile Homes in 1985 and
enjoyed playing in bands,
including Sebring Concert
Band and Highlands Brass.
He is survived by his wife,
Virginia; son, James M. of
Orlando; daughters, Jannette
Biancardi of Sebring and
Susan Baucom of Kissimmee;
brother, Louis of Tuscon,
Ariz.; five grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2-4
p.m. Saturday at Morris
Funeral Chapel, Sebring.
Burial with military honors
will be at 2 p.m. Monday at
Florida National Cemetery,
Bushnell. Memorials may be
made to The Salvation Army.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring. is in charge of
arrangements.

Jean Myers
Jean Marie Myers, 73, of
Sebring, died Feb. 27, 2007,
in Sebring.
Born in Lee County, Va.,


she had been a resident of
Sebring.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Lester; daughter,
Melissa Myers Voss of
Atlanta; and one grandchild.
Interment will be in
Thompson Settlement Baptist
Church Cemetery in
Jonesville, Va.
Local arrangements were
handled by the Dowden
Funeral Home, Sebring.

Gloria Walker
Gloria Ann Walker, 60, of
Avon Park, died Feb. 24,
2007, in Sebring.
Born in Avon Park, she had
been a lifelong resident. She
was a homemaker. She was a
member of New Mt. Olive
African-Methodist-Episcopal
Church in Avon Park.
Survivors include her sons,
Eddie Jr. of Sebring, Terry
and Antonio; brothers, Jean
Jackson of Sebring, Alfred
Jackson and Marvin Jackson,
both of Avon Park, Charles
Jackson of Long Island and
Rory Jackson of Sarasota; sis-
ters, Joan Dickey of Avon
Park, Jackie Jackson of
Orlando, Barbara Sands of
Decatur, Ga., and Alleen
Kimble of Long Beach,
Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8
p.m. today at New Mt. Olive
A.M.E. Church in Avon Park.
A funeral service will be at 11
a.m. Saturday at Faith
Pentecostal Church in Avon
Park. Interment will be in
Bougainvillea Cemetery in
Avon Park.
Arrangements are being
handled by Marion's
Community Funeral Chapel
Avon Park.


Police Blotter


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 Saturday, Feb.
24:
a Quantravis R. Allen, 26, of
Lake Placid, was registered as
a convicted felon.
* Orlando Cisneros Ambriz, 39,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
operating motor vehicle without
valid license.
* Karen Michelle Edwards, 43,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with disorderly conduct or fight-
ing.
* Travis Wayne Fortner, 27, of
Sebring, was charged with pro-
bation violation, felony or com-
munity control for possession of
cocaine; and attempted neglect
of a child.
* Brian Gregory Kilgo, 37, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor or community control
for battery.
* Hope Chere Kimber, 18, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for


two counts of resisting officer,
obstruction without violence;
driving while license suspend-
ed, first offense; reckless driv-
ing, first offense; vehicle theft,
grand, third degree; fleeing or
eluding law enforcement officer,
lights and sirens active; and
domestic violence, battery,
touch or strike.
* Matthew John Mclntyre, 18, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for resist-
ing officer, obstruction without
violence.
* Gabriel Tobia Rojas, 26, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence; and assault,
intent threat to do violence,
domestic violence.
* Maria Teresa Tellez, 36, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driving
while license suspended, first
offense.
* Dustin Frey Weeks, 19, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for hit
and run, leaving scene of crash
involving damage to property.
* Scott Matthew Westbrook, 23,
of Middleburg, awaiting trial for
assault, intent threat to do vio-
lence, domestic violence; and
battery, touch or strike.


The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, Feb. 25:
* Jammel Lacon Braxton, 22, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; operating
motor vehicle without valid
license; and possession of nar-


cotic equipment and/or use.
* Donna Marie Bryant, 40, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
driving with expired license for
more than four months; driving
while license suspended, first
offense; and probation violation,
misdemeanor or community -
control for driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs,
second offense.
* Kevin Allen Campbell, 50, of
Sebring, was charged with pro-
bation violation, misdemeanor
or community control for simple
battery.
* John Russel Caruso, 64, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
domestic violence, battery,
touch or strike.
* John Waylon Deatherage, 19,
of Lorida, awaiting trial for
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence.
* Linda Lou Deatherage, 40, of
Lorida, awaiting trial for domes-
tic violence, battery, touch or
strike.
* Sue Ellen Fumich, 57, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
domestic violence, battery,
touch or strike.
* Patrick Duncan Gammage,
42, of Arcadia, awaiting trial for
burglary of dwelling, unarmed,
no assault or battery; and dam-
aging property, criminal mis-
chief.

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Florida State Parks reaches milestone in fire management


SStaff efforts

contribute to

Wildlife, native
Vegetation

preservation

Special to the News-Sun
TALLAHASSEE The
Florida Park Service this
S week burned the one mil-
L- lionth acre in its fire manage-
ment program. Since the early
Lbid 1970s, the program has uti-
Slized prescribed burns as one
of the most successful tools to
improve ecosystems and
'-., reduce wildfire danger.
"Florida State Park staff
.. and volunteers have dedicated
countless hours to prescribed
burning efforts for decades,"
Florida Park Service Director
Mike Bullock said. "Their
hard work has preserved
wildlife habitats and native
vegetation while decreasing
the risk of wildfire throughout
P' the state."
S The Florida Park Service
manages more than a quarter
million acres of fire-depend-
ent habitat. The fire manage-
S ment program began in the
S,," early 1970s through the
efforts of a few forward-
thinking, blue-jean clad pio-
neers. During the past 35
years, the park service has
worked steadily to improve
S equipment, safety, and train-
ing standards. Outfitted with
Sfire-resistant protective cloth-
ing, burn teams can now
S obtain updated fire weather
forecasts right from the fire

What is a burial

allowance?
!c Special to the News-Sun
S A Veterans Administration
'." burial allowance is a partial
Reimbursement of an eligible
Veteran's burial and funeral
,r costs. When the cause of
Death is not service-related,
the reimbursement is general-
ly described as two pay-
ments: (1) a burial and funer-
al expense allowance and (2)
a plot interment allowance.
Who is eligible? You may
be eligible for a VA burial
i ; allowance if:
;o < you paid for a veteran's
,. burial or funeral and
you have not been reim-
S bursed by another govern-
1'; ment agency or some other
S source such as the deceased
veteran's employer and
S U the veteran was dis-
-"" charged under conditions
other than dishonorable.
In addition, at least one of
S the following conditions must
.'" be met:
v the veteran died because
of a service-related disability
or
U .,t the veteran was receiv-
r:, ing VA pension or compensa-
tion at the time of death or
the veteran was entitled
.'; to receive VA pension or
compensation but decided not
y. to reduce his/her military
retirement or disability pay or
<:. ' the veteran died in a VA
.*^" hospital, while in a nursing
l' home under VA contract, or
' while in an approved state
nursing home.
How much does VA pay for
service-related death? For
deaths on or after Sept. 11,
2001, VA will pay $2,000. If
the veteran is buried in a VA
national cemetery, some or all
of the expenses of moving the
deceased may be reimbursed.
What if it is a non-service-
related death? The plot inter-
ment allowance is $300 for
deaths on or after Dec. 1,
2001. If the death occurs
while the veteran was being
treated in a VA hospital or
under the care of a contracted
nursing home, some of the
cost for transporting the


deceased's remains may be
reimbursed.
How can you apply? Apply
by completing a VA Form 21-
530, Application for Burial
Allowance. Attach proof of
the veteran's military service
(DD-Form 214), a copy of the
death certificate, and copies
of the funeral and burial bills
S that have been paid.


line and highly accurate maps
are now drawn using comput-
er programs.
"The Florida Division of
Forestry commends the
Florida Park Service for its
dedication to protect and
manage the forest resources
of Florida," Florida Division
of Forestry Director Michael
C. Long said. "Our combined
efforts enable both agencies
to protect homeowners from
the threat of damage in a nat-
ural environment that is fire


dependent."
Prescribed burning mimics
natural fire cycles, improving
habitat for native plants and
animals and reducing the
harmful effects of wildfire.
Certain endangered species
not only benefit from fire, but
will decline in its absence.
"Public land management
is a top priority of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,"
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"The Florida Park Service's
prescribed burn program is a
key component in accom-
plishing our agency's mission
to manage fish and wildlife
resources for their long-term
well-being and the benefit of
people."
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offer year-around outdoor
activities for all ages. Battle
re-enactments and Native
American festivals celebrate
Florida's unique history,
while art shows, museums


and lighthouses offer a win-
dow into Florida's cultural
heritage.
"Fire is as crucial as rain to
the preservation of Florida's
landscape," Chief of the
Florida Park Service's Bureau
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RSVP's annual Recognition Awards a success


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The theme for the annual
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)
Recognition Awards that took place on Feb. 23
at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center
was "Oceans of Appreciation," and there was
plenty of appreciation shown to area seniors
who participate in the program by volunteer-
ing at several local, not-for-profit, government
and educational organizations.
Recognition awards winners were selected
by a committee of the RSVP Advisory Council
and given for volunteer service in 2006.
The Ruth Allen Memorial Award winner
was Fran Williams from the Denim and More
Group, which does projects for RCMA, Good
Shepherd and Nu-Hope. The runner-up was
Lois Knickerbocker, who tutors for Sun 'N
Lake Elementary.
S The Marcia Luttman Memorial Award win-
ner was Shirley Rice from the Rainbow Hobby
Club, which does projects for Sunny Hills and
RCMA. The runner-up was Elsie P. Howe from
St. James Catholic Church.
The Roger Fritsch Honorary Award winner
was the Temple Israel Volunteer Group from
Highlands County Human Services. The run-
ner-up was Travis Heacock from Nu-Hope's
meal site at The Groves.
Others nominated also received awards for
outstanding volunteerism. They included
Cecilia Alwine from Kenilworth Care, Norman
Bozeman from Lake Placid Depot Museum,
Barbara Forester from the Nu-Hope office, Pat
Heiring and Liz Stockholm from the Sebring
Thrift Store, Kathryn Horton from Sunny
Hills, Peg Loux from Lake Placid Elementary,


tMi


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Shirley Rice (right) of the Rainbow Hobby Club
receives the Marcia Luttman Memorial Award
from RSVP Director Kathleen Mills Montgomery.


Courtesy photos
Members of the Temple of Israel volunteer group receive the Roger Fritsch Honorary Award during the
RSVP Recognition Awards ceremony.


Lois Phillips from the Sebring Chamber of
Commerce, Ann Reinwand from the American
Red Cross and Peg Stephenson from
Woodlawn Elementary.
The Agri-Civic Center was decorated in an
ocean theme for the event. Walls were decorat-
ed to represent the ocean and colorful fish and
other ocean life were scattered about. Colorful
fish balloons and clear balloons with fish bal-
loons inside of them were used as centerpieces
and freestanding pieces. A colorful, deep-blue
curtain backed the stage with murals and a
banner and balloons adding to the ambiance.
The nearly 300 in attendance dined on
salmon cakes and key lime pie and enjoyed lis-


tening to the wonderful entertainment. During
lunch, singer Gary Filip played and sang and
after the awards ceremony, the Fire and Steel
Band from Walker Academy wowed the group.
Kathleen Mills Montgomery, the Director of
the RSVP, oversaw the event. Members of the
RSVP Advisory Council including President
Grace Plants, Vice President Patricia
Lawrence, Treasurer Sally Martin and mem-
bers Ramona Blood, Betty Carlisle, Elizabeth
Carroll, Maria Creamer, Beverly Kennedy,
Lester Kesselring and Paul Montgomery
assisted Montgomery.
Nu-Hope Elder Care Services Inc. sponsors
RSVP.


Courtesy photo
RSVP Director Kathleen Mills Montgomery (left)
presents Denim and More coordinator Zelda
Kimm with the Ruth Allen Memorial Award on
behalf of winner Fran Williams.


Golden Circle Amphitheatre kicks off 2007


seat campaign with a pair of new sponsors


Courtesy photo
Seat sale chairperson Rita Youngman checks new 2007 seat
sponsorships with staff coordinator Debbie Corder and com-
mittee member Debra Rutledge.


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The 2007
Golden Circle Amphitheatre
seat sale campaign kicked off
Feb. 22 at a committee lunch-
eon at the Cracker Shack on the
Florida Outdoor Drama site
south of Lake Placid on County
Road 29.
Rita Youngman, campaign
chairperson, made a surprise
announcement of two Golden
Circle seat sales toward the
2007 campaign goal of 25 spon-
sorships equaling $50,000.
Buying the first $2,000 seats


this year were Family
Restaurant and Florida Grove
Hedgers.
These seat sponsorships offer
an opportunity to honor loved
ones, businesses or civic groups
with a permanent brass plate
attached in the Amphitheatre
seat chosen by the donor. Seats
being offered this year are
located on the front row of the
Amphitheatre.
Sponsors will also receive
many benefits in addition to the
engraved plate on their seat,
including two season passes.


two complimentary tickets,
their name listed permanently
in program and on the Florida
Wall of Honor in the theater and
an invitation to the annual seat
celebration.
"Sponsorship of a seat offers
a wonderful opportunity,"
Youngman said. "It gives us a
chance to not only support an
enormous cultural and educa-
tion endeavor, but helps us
honor or memorialize loved
ones who have made important
contributions to our ives. It is
also a statement that our com-


panies and clubs are an integral
part of our economic and serv-
ice community."
Serving with Youngman on
the committee are Debra
Rutledge, Dee Dee Martin, Lee
Baldwin, Claudia Bishop,
Frank Youngman, Donna
Howerton and Harriet Porter.
Florida outdoor drama staff
coordinator is Debbie Corder.
For more information on how
to become a sponsor, contact
one of the. ,.iinnlitic i members
or call the outdoor dramai otfitce
at 465-3994.


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Flower show at the
Lakeshore Mall
SEBRING Lakeshore
Mall will host a flower show,
"Springtime in Highlands," at
Lakeshore Mall. The flower
show is sponsored by Garden
Club of Sebring.
It will take place from 12-
6 p.m. today and from 12-4
p.m. Saturday.
The event is free to the
public.

S Lodge hosts

tournament
SEBRING The Sebring
Lodge 2259 will host the fol-
lowing events during the
month of March:
Today Happy hour is 2-4
p.m. Menu 5-9 p.m. Music by
Booze Brothers 7-11 p.m.
Saturday Happy hour 3-6
p.m. Harder Hall golf tourna-
ment. Menu 5-9 p.m. Music
by Todd Allen C&W 7-11
p.m. Line dancing 2 p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.

Eagles host dinners
SEBRING The Sebring
Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240, 12921 U.S. 98 in
Sebring, will host the follow-
ing events for the month of
March:
Today Chicken or fish
basket will be served from 5-
7 p.m., for a $4 donation.
Saturday Spaghetti
Membership Appreciation
dinner served from 5-7 p.m.,
for a $4 donation. Music by
Debbie Shawley from 7-10
p.m.
For details, call 655-4007.

Clubs plan bazaar
SEBRING A bazaar,
sponsored by Craft Club and
Party Girls of Sun 'N Lake of
Sebring, will be from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sun 'N
Lake Community Center,
3500 Edgewater Drive.
There will be crafts, a bake
sale, food, raffle and
trash/treasure. Tables avail-
able for $5 for anyone inter-


ested in selling their wares.
Call Ann Carlisle at 471-
0734 or June Gates at 314-
9005.
Proceeds to benefit the
Highlands County Family
Safe House.

Reflections host dance
AVON PARK St.
Patrick Day Square Dance at
Reflections on Silver Lake
Saturday. Early Rounds will
be at 7 p.m. Mainstream and
Plus from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Caller will be Sam Dunn,
Cuer Phyllis Hathoway.
All levels of dancers wel-
come. Refreshments, prizes
and lots of fun. A 20-inch TV
awarded as special prize to
lucky ticket holder.

Legion hosts luau
AVON PARK The Avon
Park American Legion
Auxiliary will have their luau
Saturday at the Legion home
on Bell Street. Don't miss the
pig roast with all the trim-
mings.
Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and
is served until 6 p.m., with
"Frank E" taking the stage at
6 p.m. Tickets are limited so
get yours early. Donation of
$8 will buy you a whole
evening of Hawaiian fun.

Sale benefits club
SEBRING Yard/bake
sale, multi-family will be
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday at Colony Square
Plaza, 155 U.S. 27 North in
Sebring. Something for
everyone. Items too numer-
ous to mention. For informa-
tion, call 452-2611.
Benefits go towards the
scholarship fund. Scholarship
awards will be done annually
and all students who partici-
pate will advance to the state
level for additional money
awards.
This will be an annual
event, inviting anyone whom
is interested in having a
booth for $15 to call Johanna
at 452-2611. Vendors include
an estate sale everything


goes, Jewelry by Michael,
food vendors, antiques, furni-
ture, clothing and much,
much more. Sale will be
inside and outside.
Sponsored by and to bene-
fit Order Sons of Italy in
America Lodge 2830.

Armory hosts car show
AVON PARK Florida
Army National Guard
Support the Troops Car Show
will be Saturday at the
National Guard Armory, U.S.
27. Registration is.$5. There
will be food and fun, 50/50,
Muscle/Hot Rod, stock, cus-
tom cars, games, classic/orig-
inal, SUV/trucks, fast/furious
import/domestic, lowrider,
sound off competition,
antique, more than 20 tro-
phies, door prizes, music and
more.


The event is sponsored by
B Battery 3/116th, FA, FRG,
BABB, Audio Goodtimes
C.C.
For more information, call
Sgt. John Vincent at 381-
6526 or Sgt. Joel Alcanter at
(863) 781-7132.
Estates have breakfast
SEBRING Sebring
Mobile Estates holding
breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Saturday in the clubhouse off
Kenilworth Boulevard.
Serving pancakes, sausage,
scrambled eggs, sausage
gravy, biscuits, juice and cof-
fee for a $4 donation.

Hot dog eating
contest, events set
SEBRING Mike
Lacroix invites everyone to
the 27 Dog House, at 4905


U.S. 27 South, for a fun-
filled customer appreciation
day Saturday.
Festivities begin at 10 a.m.
There will be live music all
day, special deals, and a
50/50 drawing.
At 2 p.m. there will be a
hot dog eating contest, with
trophy plaques going to the
winners. There is no entrance
fee for the contest.
For more information, call
Lacroix at 381-2526.

Senior club plans
activities
The Single Senior
Connections Club has the fol-
lowing activities planned for
its members during March:
Sunday Pizza and sub
party at Kegel Bowling
Center, Sebring, from 3-6
p.m.


Wednesday Italian buffet
and comedy night at the
Chateau Elan, Sebring, at 6
p.m.
Saturday, March 10 Trip
to Old Time Pottery Outlet
and Antique Car Show in
Orlando.
Sunday, March 11 Brunch
at the Chateau Elan at 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 15 -
Dinner at the Sunrise
Restaurant, Sebring, at 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 -
Picnic at Lake June, Lake
Placid, at noon.
Saturday March 24 -
Jungle Queen Dinner cruise.
Friday, March 30 -
Cocktail party at Caddyshack
Bar & Grill, Sebring, at 7
p.m.
If anyone would like to
have information, about how
to join this club, call 384-
9838.


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

TODAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun
'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 314-0891.
* American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at
the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also
is available for same price.
Open to the 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.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
meets first and third Friday in
recreation hall, Sebring. Early
rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m.,
alternate mainstream and plus
rounds are from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
For details, call Larry Gow at
382-6995.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square.Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11
a.m. Friday. For more informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn @samdunn.net.
* Highlands Social Dance
Club enjoys ballroom dancing
with live musical groups per-
forming from 7-10 p.m. at the
Sebring Lions Club, located on
Sebring Parkway about one
mile east of U.S. 27. Members
pay $5 donation; non-members
$6, For details, call 471-0559
or 385-6671.
* Lake Placid Democratic
Club meets at 6 p.m. first
Monday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.,
Lake Placid. For details, call
Bill Sayles at 699-6773.
Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2
p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a fish
fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is
$8.50 per person. Live music is
from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The lodge
is open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6
p.m. Music provided from 7-11
p.m. Pool tournament is at 8
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
MOM's Club meets at 10:30
a.m. first Friday at the First
United Methodist Church on
Pine Street in Sebring.
Order Sons of Italy in
America Lodge 2830 of
Sebring has a social night with
games and snacks from 6:30-9


p.m. every first and third Friday
at Vision ADT, Sebring. Potluck
dinner served at 6:30 p.m. first
Friday with social hour follow-
ing. For details, call Tom Canali
at 385-7869.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves chicken or fish baskets
from 5-7 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a
$4 donation. Blind darts is
played at 7 p.m. For details,
call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner from 5-7
p.m. Elks and guests invited.
Dance music in ballroom at 7
p.m. Dinner and dance is $9
donation. For reservations, call
385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge
is open from 3-10 p.m.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages served from 1 p.m. to
closing at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
mini shuffleboard tournament at
1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave. For details, call 385-2966
or leave a name, number and
message.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves pizza from
5:30-7 p.m. and music is from
6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E.
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 385-8902.

SATURDAY
* Airborne (Paratrooper)
Breakfast Club meets at 9
a.m. every first Saturday at Bob
Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All
paratroopers and their guests
are invited. For details, call Joe
Noto at 452-0106.
* American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Jam session is from 2-4
p.m. The lounge hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and
guests invited. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park serves dinner at 5
p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m.
* American Legion Post 74 in
Sebring has karaoke from 6-9
p.m. For details, call 471-1448
* Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series at
noon. For details, call 452-
3803.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
has round dance workshop for
phases 2,3,4 from 1-2:30 p.m.
and a beginners class from
2:30-4 p.m. at Buttonwood Bay
Mobile Home Park Recreation
Hall, 10001 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring. Cuer is Phyllis
Hathaway. For details, call
Betty Peters at 655-4470.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions for
adults and children with special
needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details or
to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon Park
and Sebring) has a flea market
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country
store open from 8 a.m. to noon
and pancake 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


Friends share tales


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Roberta Flowers (left) and Nancy Nunnallee fondly bring back the 'good old days' in a perform-
ance for the Avon Park Historical Society recently at the Jacaranda Hotel. About 90 history buffs
attended the annual dinner. The society's president, Larry Levey, reported the Avon Park muse-
um had 255 visitors in January alone.


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.
* Military Order of the Purple
Heart Chapter 601 meets at
12:30 p.m. first Saturday at
Candlelight Restaurant, Sun 'N
Lake in Sebring. All recipients
and wives of the Purple Heart
are welcome. Call 471-9190 or
465-7074 for details.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10:30 a.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, Oak
Street, Lake Placid. For more
details, call 382-1821.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at
the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Music is from 7-10
p.m. For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259
offers line dancing lessons at 2
p.m. the first and third Saturday
for members and guests at
11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays ice cream shuffleboard at
1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave. For details, call 385-2966
or leave a name, number and
message.
* Twelve Step Study Group
for Adult Children of
Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m.
first and third Saturday, at first
building south of Union
Congregational Church, 105 N.
Forest Ave., Avon Park. Parking
available south of old church.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves a meal for $6
from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is
from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011
SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
For details, call 385-8902.

SUNDAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* 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.
* Ridge Area Missionary
Soldiers Avon Park
Pathfinder Club meets from 9
a.m. to noon every first and
third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St.,
Avon Park. For details, call
471-2143.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club. 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259


offers NASCAR racing in the
pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open
and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m.
Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 plays poker at 5:30
p.m. at the post, 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
For details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at 1:30
p.m. and E&J Karaoke is from
4:30-7:30 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 euchre, 1 p.m. in
the canteen in Avon Park.
Open to members and guests
only. Music is provided from 5-8
p.m. The public is invited.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group


meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun
'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 314-0891.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oaks of Avon, 1010
U.S. 27 North, Avon Park. For
details, call 385-3444.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* Ambucs, a local charity that
assists people with disabilities,
meets at noon every first
Monday at R.J. Gator's Sea
Grill and Bar, Sebring. The
meeting is open to the public.
For details, call 386-4387.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has shuf-
fleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion and
auxiliary boards meet at 6 p.m.
General meeting at 7 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* Avon Park Veterans Honor
Guard meets first Monday at
the American Legion Post 69,
Avon Park. For details, call
382-0315.
* Boy Scout Troop 482 meets
7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake
Placid.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at 6:30
p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers@earthlink.net.
* Corvette Cruisers meets at
7:30 p.m. first and third
Monday at the Dairy Queen in
front of The Home Depot,
Sebring. For details, call Ed
Robson at 655-2092.
Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first
and third Monday at Sebring
Civic Center from December
through April. There will be
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Local cloggers


win big at fair


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Courtesy photos
The Senior Feet of Flames group is made up of (front row,
from left) Selana Leal, Nichole Batz, (back row) Brittany
Murphy, Cara Worth, Kelsey Tyler and Amber Massey.


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The Feet
of Flames clogging competi-
tion group of Step by Step
Dance Studio brought home
many trophies from the
Florida State Fair in Tampa.
Director Selena Leal has
formed three groups by age
division. The Lil' Feet of
Flames group (ages 9-11)
competed in the show catego-
ry performing to Tim
McGraw's "Indian Outlaw"
and won second place.
The Junior Flames (11-15)
danced in the exhibition cate-
gory to "Life is a Highway"
and won first place.
The Senior Flames (15-34)
danced to an Army mix in the
show category won second
place.
Leal also requires her
dancers to compete in a


freestyle solo category.
This category is separated
by age division and gives
each dancer a chance to
express their own style and
builds character as well as
confidence.
First place winners for the
solo category were Kelsey
Tyler and Celeste Breylinger,
second-place finishers were
Brittany Murphy and Jennifer
Williams and third-place fin-
ishers were Amber Massey,
Megan Stadie, Nicole Brand
and Miranda Smith.
The next competition will
be at the Maggie Valley, N.C.,
Stompin' Grounds in April.
For more information on this
group, please contact Selena
Leal at 381-9764 or Step by
Step Dance Studio at 452-
2113. -


The Lil' Feet of Flames group is made up of (front row, from
left) Jennifer Williams, Casey Jackson, Kaitlyn McNeil, (back
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man worthy of respect


By CAROLE GOAD
Sebring Historical Archives
I never met the man who
founded our town, but I wish I
had. If one were to draw a
verbal portrait of the ideal
person, I believe George E.
Sebring would fit that
description as closely as any
mere mortal could. We all
owe Sebring a debt of grati-
tude on many levels.
Sebring was a very wealthy
man in 1911 when he arrived
at the beautiful Lake Jackson
for a fishing expedition with a
friend, A.G. Smith, of
Wauchula. Sebring soon pur-
chased 10,000 acres of prop-
erty from Smith in the area
around and immediately east
of the lake for the purpose of
building a very special com-
munity.
Sebring wanted to build a
town where retiring Christian
workers, teachers, missionar-
ies, evangelists and ministers
could find rest in their later
:: years. He envisioned a citrus
industry as the driving eco-
nomic force for the new com-
munity. The town would be a
clean, wholesome place
where no alcoholic beverages
would be sold or allowed. The
town would be well-planned,
similar to Pullman, Ill., which
had been developed by rail-
road magnate George Pullman
in 1884. Pullman's town
S attracted skilled worker, by
offering them decent, afford-
able housing, good wages,
schools and recreational facil-
ities. Sebring wanted to
achieve the same.
Who was this man who had
such lofty ideals? What had
he done prior to coming to
Florida?
A potter's apprentice
George Eugene Sebring
was born in 1859 in Van Port,
Penn., the
second of
10 children,
Sto a middle
class family
of modest
means .
When
Sebring
was a tod-
SEBRING
SEBRING dler, the
family
moved to East Liverpool,
Ohio, where his father estab-
lished a hardware/grocery
business. When he was only
14 years old, he dropped out
of -school, much to the dis-
pleasure of his -parents, and
became a "potter's appren-
tice," wherein he learned the
trade of manufacturing china
(referred to as pottery in those
days).
Young Sebring wasted none
of those years after he, left
school. He educated himself
as to the specific business he
was working in, and to the
world in general. By the time
he was 22 years old, he had
been promoted to foreman in
the pottery company.
Two years later, in 1883, he
and two of his brothers pur-
chased a small, one-kiln pot-
tery. The business became
very successful, and the
Sebring brothers quickly
acquired several other potter-
ies.
Their businesses grew so
quickly that their facilities
could not keep up with the
demand. It was then that they
decided to relocate and build
their own town that would be
centered around the
pottery/china manufacturing
business. This was accom-
polished when they built
Sebring, Ohio, in 1898 on the
Mahoning River in the north-
east corner of the state.
Sebring, Ohio, became one


of theleading china manufac-
turing centers :of he country.
Many of the leading brands of
fine china, including
Limoges, Royal and
Spaulding, were started at the
Sebrings' Ohio facilities. It
should be noted that while in
Ohio, George Sebring also
became involved in the insur-
ance and real estate develop-
ment businesses.
During his pottery appren-
ticeship, Sebring had noted
.that the workers in the compa-
ny lived in deplorable condi-
tions, as was common in the
19th century due to exploita-
tion of workers by business.
There were no labor unions
for protection of workers at
that time in our history. A man
of conscience and deep reli-
gious conviction, Sebring
vowed that someday, when he
owned his own business, he
would see to it that living
conditions for his employees
were decent.
True to his word, George
Sebring. developed Sebring,
Ohio, into a community that
provided decent affordable
single-family homes, a new
school, infrastructure includ-
ing electricity, water, paved
streets, postal service, tele-
phones and railroad service -
all within the first year after
the founding of the town. He
offered a free buhlddng site to
any chLrch tihai niiedt to
establish itself ii the town.
Every property deed included
a covenant that prohibited the
sale of alcohol, as the
Sebrings saw alcohol as a
major cause of economic and
social ills.

On to something new
In 1903, the Sebring broth-
ers tired of the business and
decided to dissolve their com-
pany interests. George did
maintain interest in one of the
potteries, the Oliver China
Company, which he assigned
his son, H. Orvel Sebring, to
manage.
At that same time, George
E. Sebring began having
health problems. He proceed-
ed to travel extensively
throughout the United States,
Europe, Asia and the Middle
East. He lived in Daytona
Beach for a while and did
undertake real estate develop-
ment projects in the Orlando
and Auburndale areas, but
these projects never went
beyond their preliminary
phases.
Then in 1911, he purchased
the land around Lake Jackson.
He immediately had the prop-
erty surveyed and platted for
individual lots and small cit-
rus groves, and contacted his
son, H. Orvel, and asked him
to come to Florida and help
him build his new town.
George Sebring set up his
companies, Sebring Real
Estate Company and the
Sebring Development
Company (together referred
to as "The Company"), for the
purpose of marketing the
properties, primarily in Ohio
and Pennsylvania.
The Company constructed
three rustic wood frame
dwellings along Lake
Jackson, referred to as
"Shackletdn" for the earliest
settlers to stay in while their
permanent homes were being
built. Most others lived in
tents while awaiting their new
homes. The town grew quick-
ly.
An interesting development
regarding citrus growing had
occurred at about the same
time the town was started.
The recent discovery that
oranges, budded onto rough


lemon stock, would grow in
the sandy soil of Central
Florida was a major factor in
the development and market-
ing of Sebring.
George E. Sebring had a
special place in his heart for
The Salvation Army and its
workers, many of whom
moved to early Sebring.
Several of those workers were
given free lots by Sebring,
who also donated the site
where The Salvation Army
building is located, which still
stands to this day on .North
Ridgewood Drive. Just as in
Sebring, Ohio, George E.
Sebring gave parcels of land
to any congregation that
wished to build a church. In
addition, when European
Jewish immigrants Michael
and Sadie Kahn came to
Sebring in the early 1920s,
George Sebring extended a
warm welcome to them, stat-
ing, that "no town could be a

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Courtesy photos
The Sebring brothers Frank A. (from left), Oliver H., George E., Evis H. and Fred E. -
joined efforts in the pottery business, which grew rapidly. This photo was taken around
1912.


George E. attended many
evangelism services in his
day. During one of these, he
became acquainted with
Amanda Berry Smith, a for-
mer slave who became a
world famous Christian evan-
gelist. She had traveled to
England, India and Africa,
preaching, visiting and work-
ing in orphanages and doing
work in the Temperance (anti-
alcohol) movement. In 1899,
she established an orphanage
in Harvey, 111.
George had great respect
for Amanda Smith, and prom-


American Amanda Smith to
Florida and establishing her
home near his was a deed that
required a degree of courage
and a definite departure from
the norm, as Sebring was a
segregated community at the
time, with the "colored" peo-
ple living in their own "quar-
ters" across town. George E.
had known Amanda Smith for
more than 20 years.
S.Following the death of
Amanda Smith, the Christian
A.M.E. Church Review, April
1915 issue, published an arti-
cle entitled "The Last Days of


The George E. Sebring Family included (back row from left) Will, Fred, Joe, O.H. 'Ollie',
FA. 'Frank' and E.H. 'Evis;' (from row from left) George, mother Elizabeth, father George
Sr., Eva, and Emma (seated). Frank and Eva were twins, as were E.H. and Emma.


success without a Jewish
community." Sebring offered
a lot for the Jewish
Synagogue to be built upon in
the future.
George E. Sebring also
insisted upon a clause ban-
ning the manufacture, posses-
sion or sale of alcohol in
every property deed, although
many persons disagreed with
that policy and it was widely
disobeyed, just as Prohibition
(of alcohol) was disobeyed in
the United States during that
era.
During the early days of the
town's development; George
Sebring paid for amenities
that the town could not afford
at that time: utilities, tele-
phone service, potable water,
sidewalks, the City Pier, etc.
It was due to his influence
that the Atlantic Coastline
Railroad decided to build a
track to Sebring, which was
completed in June 1912. This
was critical in the town's
development, as all entries to
the town had been via sand
trails, which were very diffi-
cult to negotiate, requiring
persons trying to enter in
automobiles to "get out and
push".
A generous man
George E. Sebring was a
devout Christian since he was
a youngster. A lifelong mem-
ber of the Methodist church,
he never waivered from the
principles of his faith. He was
a kind, generous, hardwork-
ing, intelligent and thrifty
man, with high moral stan-
dards and great compassion
toward others, especially
those less fortunate. He was
quiet in his many philanthro-
pies. His good deeds were,
countless.


ised her that when she became
old and unable to continue
with her evangelistic endeav-
ors, he would bring her to
Florida and provide her a
home here for the rest of her
life. When Amanda became
too old and ill to pursue her
calling, she contacted George
E. Sebring and true to his
word, he brought her to
Florida along with his own
family. He built a new home
for her in 1912 near the new
home he was building for his
own family on Lakeview.
Drive, and she lived there
until her death in 1915 at the
age of 78.
Bringing the African-


Sister Amanda Smith," by
Julia A. Savage, who was a
companion of Ms. Smith. This
eloquent article says as much
about George E. Sebring as it
does about Amanda Smith:
"Mr. Sebring ... established
her in a lovely little bunga-
low, with every modern
equipment, with every materi-
al need supplied, directly
across from his beautiful
mansion, with a prettier view
of the lake than himself. To
make the retreat altogether
agreeable to her, he sought to
establish around her dear
friends of former years, and
soon five more .bungalows
were built under the same


fence and occupied by her
friends and fellow laborers in
the ministry. Among these
was an old retired Methodist
minister, Rev. Floyd, who had
known Sister Smith for twen-
ty years; Rev. Brown, former
editor of the Ram's Horn, who
had known her personally for
more than thirty years, and
many others. These white
friends by their steadfast loy-
alty, unceasing devotion and
kindly ministrations day and
night made her last days bliss-
fully content. A "cracker" ele-
ment would sometimes
attempt to buy near Sister
Smith and would raise the
objection that she was col-
ored, to which Mr. Sebring
would reply, "It matters not to
me whether you buy or not
back of this colored woman.
If everybody else moves
away, Amanda Smith and I
will remain." And he held this
high ground until the last at
the risk of his personal pres-
tige."
A good reputation
While researching the
Sebring Historical Society
Archives to learn about
George E. Sebring, it is appar-
ent that he was a man of great
integrity and decency. There
is nothing to indicate that any
of his dealings were anything
but honest and above-board
and moreover, to the benefit
of others prior to himself.
There is not one incident of
any person having a bad word
to say about him. When he
died at the age of 68 in 1927,
during the beginnings of a
severe Florida depression, he
had lost all of his money, hav-
ing put it all into the building
of this town.
It has been said that the
most valuable thing a person
can have during their lifetime
is a good reputation. George
E. Sebring established this
community and inspired a
quality of goodness in it from
which we all have benefitted.
He maintained an impeccable
reputation all of his life. What
a legacy to leave to his fami-
ly and to this community.
Thank you, George E.
Sebring. We are so proud and
grateful for this town you
built.


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MOSBY L. WIGGINTON JR. ROMONA WASHINGTON
Publisher Executive Editor

SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor


No 'one size' available

Local school districts should have control over their
own school year calendar.
It's that simple and was that simple until the
Legislature foolishly signed onto the Save Our
Summers campaign last year after complaints from
some parents about their children returning to class in
early August.
The effort was strongly backed by the tourism
industry because it allows companies to maximize
cheap student labor.
The result was a new law that states schools can
start no earlier that 14 days before Labor Day.
The measure hurts students and teachers because it
gives them less time to prepare for FCAT and
Advanced Placement tests....
An attempt to repeal the measure failed recently,
when a common sense move by Sen. Bill Posey (R-
Rockledge) to again give districts calendar authority,
went nowhere.
Despite the setback, ... Florida school officials
should keep pushing to dump the plan through an
amendment that could be OK'd during the upcoming
session of the Legislature.
Brevard School Board member Larry Hughes sums
up the situation well, saying "one size doesn't fit all
when it comes to school start dates...."
The Legislature should fix the trouble it created and
revert to the previous law.

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and we need air to survive.
I had to buy air recently.
Yes! I bought 75 cents worth
of air. I stopped at the service
center to fill up on gas and
had my tires checked. I found
out my car tires needed
air. Seventy five cents worth
of air was insufficient for the
tire, which lasted a little over
a minute.
Wait a minute, air is free.
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I remember during my
son's visit to the dentist to
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experiencing sinus problems,
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Letters


Agvillhe from Qommerdea Wews Proliders"


S Don't be hedge

fund reinsurer
Editor:
According to a recent article
in the newspaper the Florida
Legislature is considering low-
ering property insurance bills
by switching long term risks to
the taxpayers. By what authori-
ty they propose to burden the
taxpayers of the state with the
burden of assuming the risks
that homeowners pay insurance
companies for is unclear.
Apparently they view the pub-
lic fisc as a cornucopia of
money which they can apply to
any purpose, regardless of lack
of constitutional or legal
authority.
Gov. Charles Crist has said it
is right to "raise concerns"
about the state taking on "long
term risks," but the insurance
crises has to be considered too.
While it is very generous of the
governor to want to bail out
S this rogue industry, which has
- for years ripped off their policy
holders by its failure to provide
adequate reserves while
rewarding executives and
stockholders with undeserved
financial largesse, he is dead
wrong if he thinks that the tax-
payers should pick up the bill
without qualifications, without
requiring the industry to pay
for its own mess without rob-
bing the state coffers to cover
their mismanagement.
What is being overlooked is
the fact that despite the near
universality of homeowners
insurance it is a private endeav-
or not a governmental matter
and government should not
become the final underwriter of
this enterprise. What might be


more appropriate would be a
government backed loan simi-
lar to the bailout of the
Chrysler Motor Company some
years back. The federal govern-
ment went on the hook to guar-
antee a loan but Chrysler paid it
back.
Somehow conservative insti-
tutions are always eager to
individuate profits and social-
ize losses, but the cost of insur-
ing ones home should not be
borne by the taxpayers.
The current proposal puts the
government of Florida in the
position of a reinsurer, but at
the expense of all of the tax-
payers, not the insurance com-
panies and policy holders who
would benefit. Government
should not become a "hedge
fund" covering private risks at
public expense. A large part of
the current problem is insur-
ance companies are undertak-
ing to assume more risks than
their own reserves can cover,
given the poor way that
reserves are calculated, so the
method to carry more risk is
covered by the neat mechanism
of "reinsurance," which of
course means that they are
increasing the cost of their
operation and passing that cost
on to the policy holders.
Much like a bookie who has
taken on too much exposure in
his betting, they are "laying
off" a portion of that exposure
to a "hedge fund" type entity, a
reinsurer. In the bookies' case
however, it does not add to the
cost or odds of the bettor, just
how much the bookie may not
win. In the insurance scenario,
however, the cost of "laying
off' the risk is the premium or
cost of reinsurance, which is
added to the premium paid by


the original insured, the home-
owner. Meanwhile dividends
and big salary goes on as usual.
Perhaps a few bankruptcies
among the major carriers
would be a good thing to flush
out the waste in the industry
and make it self-sustaining,
requiring larger reserves and
smaller dividends, until such
time as the industry does not
have to put it's hand in the gov-
ernment's pocket. If the gov-
ernment is to take on risks to
save the insurance industry it
should only do so on a basis of
underwriting a loan to the
industry, not assuming their lia-
bility for the sake of a segment
of the society. If this is done the
ultimate beneficiaries will be
the insurance companies, now
making big bucks, with busi-
ness as' usual at taxpayers
expense.
Randy Ludacer
Lake Placid

War on the

working class


Editor:
The
Congress
with the
class.


new Democratic
is playing politics
American working


The promoting of amnesty
and the guest worker programs
and promoting that there be no
border farces or border
enforcement and that not a sin-
gle Democrat is asking for a
correction against the injustice
against two of our border patrol
agents.

The driving down of wages
by amnesty and guest worker
programs is devastating to the


working class.
Look what happened in 1986
Amnesty program that gave
amnesty to millions of illegals
that was promoted by Senator
Ted Kennedy and the
Democratic party. I am in my
late 70's and have voted
Democratic all my life.

I opposed the 1986 amnesty
program and I, with millions of
other Democrats oppose the
amnesty that the Democratic-
controlled Congress promotes
now. They must change poli-
cies and direction on their poli-
cies on border fences and
immigration control and charge
their policy on amnesty and
guest worker programs.
Millions of Democrats will
refuse to vote for any "SOB"
politician who promotes
amnesty, guest workers and are
against border fences, or con-
trol of our immigration laws.

Aiding and abetting illegals
and aiding global powers in
taking over the sovereignty of
the United States is not accept-
able to Democratic voters.
Keep up the "bull crap" and
turn all government over to the
Republican party, which has
destroyed the working class the
last six years. You may play
politics and gain the Hispanic
vote in 2008, but you can't win
elections without the
Democratic working class.
A disgusted working class
Democrat who feels that both
parties have turned their backs
on working class America,
maybe it's time for a "working
class party." Think about it.
Billie E. Jewett
Sebring


Expressions of Free Speech


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of scientific or philosophical prose have the


power to tie down; the words of poetry have the power to set

free.'
DONALD STAUFFER, author, 1946


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Letters


Is this strategy

of Congress?
Editor:
This new Congress wasted
America's time and money by
spending the whole first part of
February debating and passing
their "Do Nothing War
Measure Resolution."
Congress came up with this
resolution proposing that
President Bush has a bad war
agenda. Is this going to be the
strategy of the Congress? What
is the outcome of this resolu-
tion going to be? Is Bush going
to say, "Oh, OK, I'm going to
change course." That's not
going to happen. What's the
best that could happen by this
resolution? Bush's feelings get-
ting hurt ?
Congress can declare war. It
does not have the power to con-
duct war, but it seems that is
what they are trying to do, and
this is very dangerous.
Congress is not suppose to get
involved in war tactics. If
Congress had been involved in
World War II tactics there
would of been no midway -
and no D-Day, and I would be
writing this letter in German.
Why didn't they spend these
last several weeks on thinking
of ways we can win this war,
instead of taking this time and
talking on something that
means nothing. They could
have saved a lot of time and
money if every congressman
would have just come right out
and said, "I just want to have
on my resume that I made a
stern memo to the president,
the Islamic terrorists and my
voters, that I am against this
war."
If Congress really wanted to
take action they should do the
only thing that they can do, and
that is their power to withhold


the money. I guess that might
be the next step. It is just like
threatening your kids, "Now,
I'm getting really mad! And if
you keep doing that, I'm really,
really going to be mad!"
This is nothing new coming
out of Washington all talk,
and threats and nothing gets
done. The Democrats are on the
same slippery slope of why the
Republicans lost in '06. If you
do not learn from passed mis-
takes you are doomed to repeat
them.
To look on the bright side of
all this, Wall Street loves it
when Congress keeps talking
and does nothing, because
Congress could really mess up
our economy if they put their
minds to it. So the more
Congress talks, and the less
they do, the better off we all
are.
Wendy Griffin
Sebring

Two crises in

the schools

Editor:
There are two critical crises
facing Highlands County
today: Truancy and bullying on
school campuses and sky-rock-
eting home/business insurance
rates. The more immediate one
is the crisis on school campus-
es.
Most residents might ques-
tion the statement above; how-
ever, the insurance crisis is
being addressed as we speak,
albeit, not in the favor of home
owners or small business, e.g.
regular taxpayers. The school
crisis is not receiving the urgent
attention required to success-
fully activate the process nec-
essary to warrant completion of
the legislative bills now in
committees.
As noted earlier, the local


leaders are analyzing and mod-
ifying current law related to
school issues in order to update
them to meet today's needs.
The issue of truancy is top
issue for local school and com-
munity leaders. The fact that
current law allows those tru-
ants/parents to stall the process
renders those laws ineffective
and frustrates school and law
enforcement agencies.
One simple procedure to
improve the process for cor-
recting truancy is to tighten the
timeline to the fifth day of tru-
ancy and reduce corrective
action from six months to six
weeks. This includes tightening
the civil/criminal procedures to
expedite the process.
The corrective formula is in
place; however, the Florida leg-
islators must buy into it in
order to include it in the modi-
fied current law, which appears
to be murky as to actual author-
ity invested in school officials
and teachers, plus subsequent
action by law enforcement.
Because of our litigious socie-
ty, those officials have been
hesitant to take corrective
action since they could be sued
for violating the students/par-
ents' constitutional rights.
The reader should be cog-
nizant that school districts in
Florida spend 10s of millions
of tax funds each year fighting
law suits. The fact they win 95-
plus percent of these cases does
not dismiss the loss of those
funds which could be used to
build dozens of needed schools.
Bullying is one reason stu-
dents refuse to go to school;
these are the young, smaller,
"different" students who are
vulnerable victims. Hundreds
of students who have not been
prepared for school lack many
of the skills normally devel-
oped at home. This significant
deficit follows them through


their school years; thus they
drop in droves, ranking Florida
near the bottom in graduation
rates nationally.
The last crisis has been
building for 50 years, being
"officially" recognized only in
the past 10-15 years. The recent
issue on Early Learning
Coalition of 167 students on a
waiting list in Highlands
County alone should focus
attention on it. However, the
immediate focus should be on
the truancy/bullying crisis and
the proposed modified state
laws. They could be passed in
this legislature and perhaps
enacted this school year.
Citizens could perform their
patriotic duty by calling their
elected representatives now.
The phone numbers for
Representatives Denise
Grimsley/Baxter Troutman and
Senator J.D. Alexander are
385-5251, (863) 298-5220 and
386-6016, respectively. This
part of the solution can be
achieved now. You can make it
happen.
Gabriel Read
Avon Park

A belated

message

Editor:
Love is much more than
physical attraction, which is the
basis for many commitments
by the young. Love is that qual-
ity that lasts forever; where we
put the desires and needs of
another above those of our
own. It is a commitment of sac-
rifice when there is a need that
is made willingly for the love
of our life.
It is realizing that having the
best things in life often means
sacrificing those things we
might desperately want, but in
our heart, we know of lesser


importance. It is recognizing
that love is not receiving an
abundance of monetary things,
but knowing that they're by our
side through the bad and the
good.
This is real proof of the
greatest love one can give or
receive.
When one enters a life
together, it is important to real-
ize that the greatest riches is
not measured in dollars and
cents but by the giving of one's
self totally to the other. Married
life is very much like being a
Christian in that one is commit-
ted to each other and being a
Christian is that same kind of
commitment to our Lord Jesus
Christ.
Our true happiness comes
when we are completely sur-
rendered to His will that he
might live in and through us
each day in all that we do. This
is also the basis for a life time
of happiness together.
Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud
Sebring

Bouquets

Cookie contest

a big success
Editor:
On behalf of the Gulfcoast
Girl Scouts of Florida I wish to
thank the following people and
companies for their help in
making the third annual
"Cindy's Girl Scout Cookie
Eating Contest" a huge success.
First of all I want to thank


the people and local businesses
for their donations of prizes for
our winners. They include: Mr.
Hatfield at Inn on the Lakes,
John Phillips at Harder Hall
Country Club, Susan Merritt at
Kegel Bowling Center, Wal-
Mart, Teresa and Dan Mahaffey
at Dairy Queen, Burger King -
North Sebring, Wanda Sinkule
representing Carmike's
Lakeshore 8 Theatre, and
Movie Gallery. These business
owners/managers went out of
their way to make sure we had
fabulous prizes for our contest
winners.
The next group of people I
wish to thank are the wonderful
Girl Scouts, Girl Scout volun-
teers and staff who without
their help, this contest would
have never taken place. They
include volunteers: Tracy
Dickens, Dianne Brewington,
Angel Nowling, Belinda Clark;
staff: Jeanette Garcia, Jennifer,
Kathy and Yvonne at Gulfcoast
Council. Thanks go out to the
Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts
that were there to help also.
Thanks also to Dave at
WWOJ for his advice.
Gulfcoast Girl Scouts of
Florida and I am extremely
grateful for the fantastic com-
munity members who made
this year's contest a lot of fun
for everyone involved.
See everyone next year!
Julia Newell
Sebring

The writer is coordinator of
Cindy's Girl Scout Cookie
Eating Contest.


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'leap fearlessly
In 1986, my girlfriend
and I took a week's vaca-
tion through Colorado and
New Mexico. Every day
was an adventure, but one
of the grandest natural
splendors we saw was the
Black Canyon of the
Gunnison (www.nps.gov/
blca).
We had stopped at a
local diner near Aspen,
Colo., for lunch. As we
were paying our bill, I
asked the cashier if it was
worth our time to stop at
the Black Canyon. She
replied that the locals did-
n't advertise the park
because they didn't want to
have the beauty of the park
destroyed. Only if tourists
inquired about the park
would the locals discuss it
at all. She proudly stated
that the local population
considered the Black
Canyon much more beauti-
ful than the Grand Canyon
in Arizona (www.nps.gov/
grca).
For years, my folks had
talked about their trip West
and having seen the Black
Canyon up close and per-
sonal. They talked about
driving the narrow one-
lane road without
guardrails that wound up
through this mountain pas-
sageway. It was the fel ing
of breathless beauty and
treacherous surroundings
they described that made
this destination a potential
stop in our itinerary
(www.rocdocphoto.com/gu
nnison/gunnison.html).
The road we drove lead-
ing into the park was on a
free-range cattle-grazing
mesa. The black angus
weren't inclined to get out
of our way quickly, but
rather, ambled away from
the roadway. Our reluctant
tour guide had mentioned-
the mesa extended over
five miles and we would
think we had possibly
missed the turnoff. There
was no indication of the
splendor with which we
were about to be accosted
(www.terragalleria.com/pa
rks/np.black-canyon.html).
I had just said to my friend
that this drive had better be
worth the detour when we
saw the sign for the park-
ing area.
There is a steel fence
anchored on the top of this
granite boulder that stretch-
es the circumference of the
rock. As we approached
the centermost part of the
fence, it actually angled
straight out from the top of
the rock. When we leaned
down to look through the
fence, we could see why it
had been placed in such a
peculiar configuration--
there was nothing below it
for 2,200 feet. The boulder
was actually balanced at
the pinnacle of one of the
cliffs of the gorge.
"Though the six mile
drive that leads to the south
rim of Black Canyon is
unassuming, one quick
glimpse over the edge of
this magnificent, precipi-
tous gorge will give any-
one a tremendous apprecia-
tion for why the area was
set aside as a national mon-
ument. Black Canyon, one
of the most astounding
canyons in the world, is as
narrow as 1,100 feet across
in places, yet its walls
plummet 2,900 feet down
to the Gunnison River far
below." Dogpile.coni -
"black canyon of the
Gunnison."

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


Taylor turns \


back yard


hester Ta. lor has turned his back \ard
into his office.
S"That's right, my back
yard is 'The Office,' Taylor
announced proudly. "Every
day some of my friends and I
meet there to visit. After
meeting there so often, a friend (the for-
mer George Walker) named it "The
Office" and it has been called that ever
since. When Walker would start to
leave the house soon after getting
dressed, his wife asked him where he
was going, he would just say, "The
Office." Yes, Sir George Walker was
big in the-neighborhood, e\ eryone
called him Daddy.
"What else do I do now that I'm too
old to pick fruit? I take care of the
neighbor's dog, my wife is feeling low,
so I take care of her and the widow's
house next door. I help the neighbors
and sometimes go to church. I have a
boat and I like to fish. I catch, brim,
blue gills and cat fish." At the mention
of catfish Taylor's broad grin widened
and his eyes twinkled with anticipation.
"Matter of fact, I have plenty of fish-
ing worms, I raise my own in the office
back there. You know when it's cold
weather they just go down deeper


News-Sun photo by ELIZABETH WALKER
Chester Taylor (left) explains to the Rev. Robert Walker how the long bag worked that
he ised for picking fruit years ago. When the bag was full, the fruit was released from
the bottom into field boxes by pulling a strap. Pickers rode atop ladders on a goat
truck to the groves where they placed the ladder against the tree branches and began
clipping the fruit stems.


where it's warm. But when I scattered
that worm feed they don't even wiggle,
they just squirm right on up to the top.
"You never heard of worm feed?
Sure I buy it in a bag at the feed store.
Besides table scraps I scatter cow
manure f6i them Even when they are.,
down deep they can smell it and come
hustling to the top.
"I raise collards by the office too,
beautiful green collards. Yeah we're all
good neighbors. The young ones used
to respect the old folks and we were all
like fathers to them. They behaved
because they knew we would spank
them and when they went home they
would get another spanking."
Taylor was only 19 years old when
he came to Florida because his sister,
Lennie, lived here in Sebring. For his
first year he worked for Henry
Crutchfield in the grove caretaking


business. "Crutchfield had just bought
out Guy Maxcy."
"Well," Taylor admitted, "then I
shore nuff got into trouble. I went back
home and got a wife, Martha Cuff.
After quite a while we had two boys
and.three girls."
'P....icking fruit was big back then. We
would walk down to the packinghouse
over there; as many as 15 of us would
climb up on top of the ladders on the
goat truck with our picking bags, clip-
pers and gloves. We would bounce
along paved roads, dirt roads and sand
into the groves to pick holding on
tight.
"We slung the strap of the long pick-
ing-bag over our shoulders after throw-
ing a ladder up against the tree. Climb
up the ladder and clip the stem of each
orange or grapefruit and drop it into the
bag. When the bag was full, we'd climb


In between fruit picking season,
Taylor would take crews north to har-
vest potatoes or tomatoes. He had his
own bus for the men, a truck and trailer
for their gear. When picking potatoes in
Virginia, grading was part of the con-
tract; picking potatoes in Cottege Inn,
Pa. was easier with no grading required
of them. His crew even picked tomatoes
for Chef-Boyardee in Milton, Pa.
For 15 years he worked double jobs
taking his wife and family with him
north. His daughter Wanda was even
born during the return trip to Florida.
He contracted with the owner of
Carter's Corner on State Road 17 to
pick and deliver the fruit that Carter
purchased. His trips north ended and he
continued to pick for Carter until the
facility closed.
On Feb. 13, Chester Taylor celebrat-
ed his 84th birthday with his family and
friends in their home on Shirley Street
in Sebring. He is proud of his children
and their accomplishments: Chester, Jr.
owns an IHOP restaurant in Daytona
Beach and is purchasing his second;
Wanda Taylor Aaron is a nurse in
See OFFICE, page 6B


Harry Thurber: 'I'm fine as I am'


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

By LARRY LEVEY
News-Sun correspondent
LAKE PLACID Harry Thurber is,
in his own words, "a good organizer."
It's a by-product of his having been a
systems analyst and computer program-
mer for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
"It's all details."
This trait proved most useful when he
became a caregiver for his wife, Joan,
for some two years. He had to feed her,
make sure she took all her medications,
and he had to change her. "I'd plan at
night what I had to do tomorrow. I'd
make her food in advance and I'd lay out
her pills so I'd know which ones she
took in the morning, at noon, in the
afternoon and at night. Everything had to
be precise. Most men could not have
done that."
His wife had gone through a painful
ordeal before she died in 2002, an ordeal
he calls a "devastating, horrifying time."
She suffered from heart problems, a
blood clot, an infection, diabetes, one or
two strokes, a feeding tube and a
three-month-long coma.
She and the family also suffered
from a health care system that was not
always patient-friendly. "There were
some fantastic people that took care of
her, but you can also get neglected when
you're in the hospital or a nursing home
- especially if you can't talk and tell
someone what,s wrong."
She was in a nursing home when the
doctor said she was going to die, that her
heart was barely pumping. "I wanted her
to die at home." And so he brought her
home. She lived for two more years.
"The doctor later admitted he'd been
wrong."
How did he feel taking on that respon-


News-Sun photo by LARRY LEVEY
For Harry Thurber, of Lake Placid, life today is filled with sports fishing, softball
and bowling and having fun with the guys. And he said he loves being independent.


sibility of caregiver? "I was frightened
- she was incontinent, had a feeding
tube and needed insulin."
At first, he handled the situation by
organizing his five children into a sup-
port group. "I told each of them I needed
them here for a week at a time." And
that's what happened that first month,
with one daughter a registered nurse
living in Port St. Lucie coming over
weekly during the entire ordeal. "I
learned from all of them how to take care
of her. They gave me fantastic support."
He also hired women to come in so he
could have some relief. And he called
hospice to help. "I saw my wife suffer-
ing. One hospice worker told me that at
times persons in critical condition will
hang on because of a spouse; they don't
want to disappoint. They're looking for
an OK to die.


"So I talked with her and said, 'I don't
want to lose you but there's too much
suffering. God is waiting for you.
"She died that night. Letting her go
was the hard part; but I know she went to
a better place; she was hurting too much
here. And what helped was having faith
and believing in God."
What happened after she passed
away? "I had nothing to do.
"And I couldn't sleep. When she was
alive, I could sleep. It was like God's
way of taking care of you. You slept
when you needed to. But when she was
gone, it was like I had no purpose."
He said he still doesn't sleep well. He
takes a sleeping medication but only
three times a week, rather than every
night, as prescribed. "I don't need much
sleep and I'don't want to get depend-
ent."


Another task he had to learn how to
do was to pay the bills. "After she got
sick, it was all on me. I didn't know
where all the papers were. And I got
hundreds of bills, especially medical
bills."
He said he never felt the need to
attend a support group after his wife
died. "Life became easier. I knew my
wife was in a better place. She had been
suffering too much."
Thurber takes some pride in being
self-reliant. He likes living alone.
"Home life is not a problem for me.
People try to do things for me and I turn
them down. I learned to do it myself
growing up. A lot of men have this
macho idea that a woman does the cook-
ing and washes the dishes and the man
plows the fields. Some men cannot even
crack an egg. So they remarry before
they starve to death.
"I'm fine as I am. I,m not lonely. I
love people and I,m out a lot. I play golf
four times a week, I play softball and
I'm on a bowling team and I go fishing
with a friend."
Does he think of remarrying? "No!
Oh, maybe if Cinderella popped up and I
was overwhelmed. But if you get with a
woman, she'll say, 'Do you have to play
golf four times a week?' And then they
have their own family. If you make a
commitment to someone, you have to be
willing to get involved. If you marry,
you have to give up the things you have
fun with. I don't need that."
Thurber said he and his wife had an
"understanding." It was OK with her if
he played ball and if he came home late
from work, he'd cook his own dinner. "I
didn't expect her to. But I was devoted
to her and she took care of me. I'm
spoiled. I don't expect to find someone
else to have the same kind of under-
standing she did.
"Being independent: I can handle it."


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DIVERSIONS




Who decided the Oscar winners?


Having the flu really puts a
damper on reviewing movies,
so I decided instead to take a
look at what transpired on
Oscar night.
But instead of predicting
the winners beforehand like
everyone else (something I'm
absolutely awful at doing, by
the way), I chose instead to
take the easy way out and
complain about the
Academy's decisions after the
fact. It's just much easier that
way.
And although I grudgingly
agreed with "The Departed"
being chosen as Best Picture
(and I was thrilled that Martin
Scorsese finally got his long-
overdue Best Director Oscar)
I have never so vehemently
disagreed with Oscar winners
as I did with this year's group.
Here's a breakdown of who
would have won if I had been
handing out the envelopes:

Best Actor
Who won: Forest Whitaker,
"The Last King of Scotland"
Who should have won:
Ryan Gosling, "Half Nelson"
I'm a huge fan of Forest
Whitaker's work, and his
acceptance speech was
incredibly thoughtful and
moving.
That being said, Ryan
Gosling's turn as a drug-
addicted middle school histo-
ry teacher was absolutely the
best acting performance of the
year. Gosling played the role
in a very withdrawn.way (as
opposed to Whitaker's bom-
bastic, slightly insane por-
trayal of Ugandan dictator Idi
Amin), which is probably
why Gosling was denied the
award. But he played a very
challenging role with quiet
perfection, no small feat.


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Murphy

Another problem with this
category was that Leonardo
DiCaprio was nominated for
the wrong movie. His per-
formance in "The Departed"
was miles ahead of his show-
ing in "Blood Diamond," a
decidedly mediocre movie.
And you can't help but feel
for 74-year-old Peter
O'Toole, who was denied an
Oscar for the eighth time in
his career. (How in the world
did he not win for "Lawrence
of Arabia"? Has anyone fig-
ured that out yet?)

Best Supporting Actor
Who won: Alan Arkin,
"Little Miss Sunshine"
Who should have won:
Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"
Arkin wasn't even the best
supporting actor in his own
movie. Paul Dano, who
played the tortured son of the
dysfunctional Hooper family,
turned in a performance that
was surprisingly emotional
for a comedy. The always-
excellent Steve Carell also
deserved a nomination for his
work in the movie.
It wasn't surprising that
Eddie Murphy was snubbed,
and considering the dreck he


usually appears it (and really,
why would you follow up
"Dreamgirls" with "Norbit"),
it was probably easy for vot-
ers to discount his more seri-
ous acting in "Dreamgirls."
But Murphy's performance
was the best one in the movie,
and also best among the other
four nominees.
Best Supporting
Actress
Who won: Jennifer
Hudson, "Dreamgirls"
Who should have won:
Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss
Sunshine"
After seeing "Dreamgirls,"
I was convinced that Hudson
deserved this award. But then
I watched "Little Miss
Sunshine" and was blown
away by the performance of
Breslin. Her turn as Olive, the
emotional centerpiece of the
Hooper family, was surpris-
ingly mature for someone her
age (she's only 11), and the
movie worked as well as it did
because of her.
Hudson was wonderful in
"Dreamgirls," and her acting
chops were surprisingly good
for someone making their
film debut. But her role
revolved more around singing
than acting.
Another fine nominee in
the category was Rinko
Kikuchi, who played a deaf-
mute teenager in "Babel"
struggling with how to
express her sexuality. Even
though she didn't say a word
in the film, she told her story
with her face an incredibly
difficult challenge in a movie
as complex as "Babel."

Best Song
What won: "I Need'to Wake
Up" (An Inconvenient Truth)


What should have won:
Any of the three nominees
from "Dreamgirls"
This category was an
absolute stunner. All three
"Dreamgirls" songs
("Listen," "Love You I Do,"
and "Patience") were deserv-
ing of the award, as was any
song from the movie. Melissa
Etheridge's song was fine,
and it fit in well in the Al
Gore documentary, but the
song sounded exactly the
same as every other song
she's performed.

Best Adapted
Screenplay
What won: "The Departed"
What should have won:
"Borat"
It's not like I expected
Academy voters to have the
guts to recognize "Borat," the
funniest comedy of the year.
But they should have.
I'm assuming they were
scared of what Sacha Baron
Cohen would do on the podi-
um if he won, and since "The
Departed" won everything
else, it's no surprise that it
won here. But it just would
have been nice for "Borat" to
have been recognized as the
comedic masterpiece that it
was.


Matt Murphy, a reporter at
the News-Sun, studied film at
the University of Tennessee in
Knoxville. Ever since, he has
developed a keen interest in
films of all genres, particu-
larly films of the 1960s and
'70s. He can be reached at
385-6155, ext. 526, or by e-
mail at matt.murphy@news
sun.com.


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Friday, March 2, 2007 3B


RELIGION


Alliance Church of
Sebring
SEBRING Having com-
pleted a week of special mis-
sions emphasis, The Alliance
Church of Sebring will
resume its schedule of servic-
es on Wednesday and Sunday.
The interim pastor, Rev.
Emerson Ross, will continue a
study in the Book of Psalms at
6 p.m. Wednesday.
There will be Sunday
school at 9:30 Sunday morn-
ing, followed by the worship
hour at 10:30 a.m. Ross will
deliver a sermon entitled,
"Handling Life's Interrup-
tions."
Evening Bible study is not
conducted in the church but is
held in various homes from
week to week.

Atonement Lutheran
Church (ELCA)
SEBRING "Foxes and
Hens" will be the sermon
topic for the second Sunday in
Lent by the Rev. Dr. Jack
Biemiller, interim pastor, at
the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Holy
Eucharist service. Lois Hess
will serve as Eucharistic
assistant and lector. Ron
Fitzpatrick will serve as
Communion assistant.
Amanda Gossett will serve as
acolyte.
The First Edition Bible
class will meet at 10 a.m.
Monday in the parish hall,
with Pastor Jack Biemiller
leading the class. The First
Edition Bible Class explores
the Scriptural text for the fol-
lowing Sunday service.
Everyone is invited to partici-
pate in this class.
Mary-Martha Circle,
Women of the ELCA, will
meet at noon Tuesday in the
parish hall for a salad lunch-
eon and lesson. All attendees
are asked to bring a salad to
share. June Townsend will
present the lesson. Thank
offerings will be received.
. 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. The Rev. Dr. Jack
Biemiller's homily topic will
be "Westward, Ho!" The
weekly choir practice will
immediately follow the
Lenten Service.

Avon Park Church of
Christ
AVON PARK The
Immense Power of
Imagination for. Good or
Evil!" (Ephesians 3:20) will
be the message presented by
Larry Roberts, minister, this
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The
Lord's Supper is served every
Sunday.
There will be a dinner
immediately following the
morning worship in the multi-
purpose room. Everyone is
invited to attend.
The Timothy Class for
young men will meet at the
building on Sunday afternoon.
Also the Tabitha Class for
young women will meet for
their activities.

Avon Park Lakes
Baptist Church
AVON PARK At 7 p.m.
Monday, Women on Mission
will meet in the fellowship
hall. The church invites and
welcomes all women to
attend.
Donations for the Church
Service Center are appreciat-
ed. This is an ongoing min-
istry that we can all help with.
Canned goods, good clean
clothes or household items are
needed.

Bethany Baptist
Church
AVON PARK Pastor
David Conrad of Bethany
Baptist Church would like to
invite the public to attend the
new Sunday morning sched-


ule for March.
Bible Study for all ages is
at 9 a.m.
Fellowship/refreshment
time is at 9:45 a.m.
Worship service is at 10:30
a.m.
On Tuesday, Juanita Purcell
will teach a lesson at Ladies
Bible Study from the study
book she authored. There will
be a luncheon immediately


following the Bible study.
Sign-up sheet is in the foyer.

Christian Science
Church
SEBRING The lesson
sermon on Sunday will be
"Christ Jesus." The keynote is
from Luke 19:10, "...the Son
of man is come to seek and to
save that which was lost."

Christian Training
Ministries Inc.
SEBRING Casey L.
Downing, associate minister,
will deliver the message on
Sunday.

Covenant Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING On Sunday,
at the 10:30 worship service,
Pastor W. Darrell Arnold's
sermon will be on the Life of
David.
New Sunday school topics
begin on Sunday. Mark Breed
will be teaching on the The
Blazing Center, the soul satis-
fying supremacy of God in all
things. The eight-session
study was developed by John
Piper, respected theologian
and author. Tom Nunnalee
will conduct a different class
on Ecclesiastes.
The monthly fellowship
carry-in dinner will be at 6
p.m. Wednesday.
Youth group game night
will be Friday, March 9.
There'll be a dance-off
(DDR), games, snacks and
more. The annual Survivor
Retreat will be the last week-
end 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 During
the 10:15 a.m. worship cele-
bration, Tom Shelton will be
-presenting a gospel concert
for Super Sunday.
Shelton, who travels exten-
sively across America, will be
at Eastside for the 10th con-
secutive year.

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING The Rev.
Barbara Laucks will deliver
the sermon "Knowing What is
Needed!" based on the
Scripture lesson gospel of
Luke 10:38-42.
Parishoners are now wor-
shipping in the new sanctuary.

Faith Lutheran Church
SEBRING The pastor's
sermon title for this Sunday
will be "Citizenship .in
Heaven" based on Philippians
3:17 to 4:1. This Sunday, the
worship service will be at
Camp Wingmann at 11 a.m.
There will be no services at
Faith Lutheran Church this
Sunday.
The regular worship sched-
ule is as follows: Traditional
Worship Service is at 8 a.m.
on Sunday morning; Sunday
school and Adult Bible class-
es are held at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday morning; and the
Praise Worship Service is at
10:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
The Youth meet at 6 p.m. each
Sunday. We also offer an
Open Prayer Time on Tuesday
evenings at 6 p.m., followed
by Pastor's Adult Bible Study
on Romans at 7 p.m.
Lenten Services:
Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Maundy Thursday service:
6 p.m. with Communion.
Good Friday services: 6
p.m.
Palm Sunday services: 8
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with
Communion
Easter Sunday services:
6:30 a.m. (Sunrise service)
with Communion; 8:30 a.m.
(Easter breakfast); and 10
a.m. (worship service) with
Communion.


Faith Missionary
Baptist Church
SEBRING A new month
has begun and great things are
happening in this little
church. All are welcome to
come and help the church
grow!
The church currently has


three Sunday school classes
that meet at 10 a.m.: adult,
deaf and children.
In the 11 a.m. worship
hour, members sing hymns
and choruses, have a short
sign language lesson led by
the deaf ministry, a story for
children of all ages,
Spontaneous Adult Choir,
prayer segment, special
music and a challenge in
God's Word by Pastor Ken
Lambert.
Mid-week Bible study and
prayer time will be at 7 pnm.
Wednesday.

First Baptist of Placid
Lakes
LAKE PLACID At both
morning worship services this
Sunday the topic of Pastor
Darryl George's sermon is
"The Heart of God."
George will continue the
comprehensive study of the
book of Revelation
Wednesday evening.
The youth will have a youth
worship hour in the youth
worship center. Programs for
the children and youth include
Bible study, puppet practice,
choir practice and drama team
practice.

First Christian Church
AVON PARK The wor-
ship choir will have the spe-
cial music at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Bill Raymond, minister, will
bring the morning message.
The special events for the
coming week are Men's
Prayer Coffee at 7 a.m.
Tuesday and the monthly
Men's Breakfast at 8 a.m.
Saturday, March 10.
Food items are still being
collected every Sunday for
the Church Service Center

First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
SEBRING The pastor's
sermon title will be "Jesus is
Tempted." The Scripture pas-
sage is from Matthew 4:10-
11.
At the Lord's Table this
Sunday will be Richard and
Madalyn Asmussen. Serving
Communion will be Clara
Moore, Robin Martin, Diane
Beidler and Todd Martin.
Greeting the congregation
will be Ernest and Nancy
Strosnider.
The Choirchime Ringers
will rehearse at 6:30 p.m.
Monday.
The CWF Service Day will
be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Easter Cantata rehearsal is
at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Men's Prayer Breakfast is
at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at
Sandy's.
The CWF Sower's Group
meets at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday.
Choir rehearsal will be at
6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Church Retreat will be
held Thursday through
Saturday at the Conference
Center.
Praise Worship will be at
6:45 p.m. Thursday in the
sanctuary.
Youth Fellowship is at 7:15
p.m. Thursday.
Midweek Bible Study is at
7:15 p.m. Thursday in the


sanctuary.

First Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING Jews for
Jesus presents "Christ in the
Passover" on Sunday morn-
ing.
Tuesday, Ruth Circle is 10
a.m. Call the church for meet-
ing place. Senior High Youth
Group meets from 6:30-8:15
p.m. Rebekah Circle is 7 p.m.,
in the adult classroom.
Wednesday, Adult Bible
study is 10:30 a.m. in the
adult classroom. Kids for
Christ Youth Group is 3:10-
4:10 p.m. Choir practice is at
5:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian
Church ARP
AVON PARK At the
Sunday morning worship
service, Pastor Bob Johnson
will give a sermon on "A
Question of Judgment" based
on Matthew 7:1-6.
The choir anthem will be
"The Life of Praise" 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
Chapter 12. The Berean class
will begin a new study enti-
tled "What's So Amazing
About Grace?"
On Sunday, please bring
non-perishables for the
Church Service Center.
The Crafty Group will meet
from 10 a.m. until noon
Monday. The Women's
Ministries Executive Board
will meet at 7 p.m.
Prayer Group will be at
9:30 a.m., followed by Bible
Study at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday. The group will be
studying the book "He Chose
the Nails" by Max Lucado.
First Wednesday Lunch will
follow at 11:30 a.m. in
Fellowship Hall. Choir prac-
tice will be at 6:30 p.m.
The Deacons will meet at 6
p.m. Thursday.
On Saturday, March 10, the
Women's Ministries will have
its quarterly luncheon. The
Covenant Four will present a
program at noon. Lunch and a
short business meeting will
follow. All ladies are invited.

First United Methodist
Church of Sebring
SEBRING The Rev. Ron
Daniels will be giving the ser-
mon message and the celeb a-
tion of Holy Communion will
be observed on Sunday.
The United Methodist
Women's unit meeting is at 11
a.m. Tuesday with a picnic at
Veterans Park on Lake
Jackson.
The Pastor's Bible study
will continue at 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday after the fellow-
ship 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 com-
munity is invited. Proceeds
will be used to 'refurbish' the


Ministering to the women


infant/toddler nursery.

Heartland Christian
Church
SEBRING Starting at 10
a.m. Sunday, during the praise
and worship service, the
Heartland Christian Church
Adult Choir will sing "I'll
Leave It All Behind." Pat
West and George Kelly will
be singing solos.
Pastor Ted Moore's sermon
this Sunday will be "Born
Again," from the book of
John 3:1-17.

New Life Lutheran
Church
SEBRING During Lent,
members see the passion of
Christ and his sorrow for
those who do not believe. It is
revealed in his love. The pas-
tor's sermon for Sunday deals
with this love in the theme
"Behold The Savior In His
Boundless Love."
Sunday school and Bible
study are at 9 a.m., and fel-
lowship and refreshments will
follow the worship service.
The church is continuing
services at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The service will focus on
Psalm 2:1-6 with the theme of
"Kings Conspire to Kill
Christ."

Parkway Free Will
Baptist Church
SEBRING The 10 a.m.
Sunday Bible lesson, "The
Light of Love," is taken from
the second chapter of I John.
The church will be recogniz-
ing the llth anniversary of
Parkway Free Will Baptist in
the morning worship service.
The Rev. Gene Head of
Churchill, Tenn., and Sebring
will bring the message.
There will be a fellowship
dinner following the 11 a.m.
service. Pastor John Cave will
bring the message in the 6
p.m. service. All are welcome.

Resurrection Lutheran
Church
AVON PARK On
the second Sunday in Lent,
the pastor's sermon will be
based on the 13th Chapter of
Luke. The Worship Assistant
will be Ginny Schramm, the
Acolyte will be Dayna
Hoke, and the Communion
Assistant will be Jan
Minnich. The Lord's Supper
is served at each
service. Coffee and fellow-
ship will follow the 10:30
a.m. service.
The church continues to
support the Highlands County
Safe House with donations for
the Starter Baskets for ladies
leaving the shelter. There is a
basket in the Narthex for
items for the House. Please
keep these women in your
prayers.
The Busy Bodies meet at 9
a.m. Monday to sew teddy
bears to be donated to Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center. The Lenten service is
celebrated at 11 a.m. and 7
p.m. every Wednesday.
Come and enjoy Bocce
night in Burke Hall at 7 p.m.
on Friday.


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Physician's assistant Nancy Cardona (left) and practice manager Susan Reynolds (right) present a
$4,000 check to Sherry White, of Sherry White Ministries Inc., on Wednesday afternoon at Dr.
Vinod Thakkar's office in south Sebring. The Vinod & Tarlika Thakkar Foundation donated the
money to help White's ministry fund a women's home for unwed mothers in Wauchula.
According to White, the money will be used to pay for material, bills and frame walls for the
four-bedroom, five-bathroom home. 'Highlands County has been amazing,' White said explain-
ing that in addition to the Thakkars donation, Palmer Electric and Danny Simmons Cabinetry
have also been very generous. For more information or to make a donation, call White at (863)
773-2031.


St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church
LAKE PLACID During
Lent, there will be Stations of
the Cross at 9 a.m.
Wednesday and 6 p.m.
Friday.
Throughout the season of
Lent, the rector is preaching a
series entitled Christ on Trial.
The prosecution will call hos-
tile defense witnesses and the
congregation will be the jury.
At the end of the trial, the jury
will decide: Who is this
Jesus? And what does He
have to do with me?
A new monthly devotion to
Mary begins this week. The
rector's Advent preaching
series on Mary, the mother of
Jesus, has generated interest
and because of this interest,
there has been a new and
renewed spirit of understand-
ing regarding her place in
Anglican spirituality.

St. John United
Methodist Church
SEBRING At both the 8
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services,
the Rev. Ronald De Genaro
Jr.'s sermon is entitled
"Surrendering Our Past" with
text from I Corinthians 11:27-
34.
On Wednesday, at 12:10
p.m., the Rev. Clifford
Furness's Noontime
Meditation topic will be "The
Cup" followed by a light
luncheon.

The Sanctuary Church
of God
AVON PARK Sunday at
9:45 a.m. starts off the day
with Sunday school with
classes for all ages. There is
a special area for those in
a wheel chair. A nursery is
provided.
Task Force Prayer is every
Monday at 7:30 p.m. The
church wants every person to
participate in the Task Force
Prayer during the month of
March. The church is asking
for those with the letter A G -
to come out Monday. There is
a designated night for each of
the church family. Of course
anyone can come any time or
every time, but please make a
special effort to participate on
the designated night.
Scripture for the week: "I
want men everywhere to lift
up holy hands in prayer, with-
out anger or disputing,"
based on 1 Timmoth 2:8.

Sebring Church of the
Brethren
SEBRING-At 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, the guest pastor, the
Rev. Ron McAdams, will
deliver the message from
God. At 9 a.m., minister of
visitation, the Rev. Wendell
Bohrer will lead the
Friendship Class in the lesson
entitled "The Light of Love."
The Women's Ensemble will
provide special music.
March special events are as
follows:
Today 8:30 a.m., St. Pat's
River Cruise; 10 a.m., World
Day of Prayer, 9:30 a.m.
refreshments.
Saturday 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m., church picnic at
Lorida.
Sunday 12 p.m., congre-
gational business meeting,
after carry-in lunch.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.,
Cliff Ables, lawyer, will
speak.
Saturday, March 10 All
day, Venture Fun(d) Day.
Wednesday, March 14 -
6:30 p.m., Sheriff Department
will speak on Scams in
Highlands County.
Sunday, March 18 7 p.m.,
Heartland Harmonizers & The
Sounds of Sebring.
Wednesday, March 21 -
Morris Funeral Home repre-
sentative will speak.
Saturday, March 24 8
a.m., Broadway Palm Dinner
Theater 'Damn Yankees."
Sunday, March 25 6:30


p.m., Variety show.
For more information, call
385-1597.

Southside Baptist
Church
SEBRING The Rev.
David Altman will speak on

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4B Friday, March 2, 2007


RELIGION
Continued from 3B

"Surviving Suffering" from the
First Peter series in the 10:45
a.m. worship service Sunday.
The adult choir will sing, and
Eileen Churchill and Marilyn
Percy will sing a duet. Lori
Jingst will play a piano solo.
Children's church and a nursery
are available.
In the 6:30 p.m. worship serv-
ice, Altman will give a message
titled, "Experiencing Exodus"
and the ordinance of the Lord's
Supper will be observed.
Men's Bible study is at 6:30
a.m. Monday. AWANA and
youth group will meet at 6:30
p.m. Wednesday. Adult Bible
study and prayer meeting is at 7
p.m.
Ladies Bible study on the
topic of, "Living Beyond
Yourself" will meet at 10 a.m.
Thursday.
Spring Lake United

Methodist Church
SEBRING On Sunday


morning, the pastor's Lenten
Message will be titled "They
Pierced My Hands" from Psalm
22:16. At this 9:55 a.m. worship
service, the choir will sing "The
Hand That Was Nailed to the
Cross." Other musical offerings
will include a flute duet by Ruth
Schanely and Paul Inman, and a
solo by Florence Harris, who is
99 years old.
The choir will rehearse at 7
p.m. Tuesday this week, instead
of on Thursday.
There will be a Lenten read-
ing and meditation, followed by
Holy Communion at 9 a.m.
Wednesday. All who are believ-
ing Christians are invited to par-
ticipate.

Trinity Lutheran Church
LAKE PLACID Pastor
Richard Norris will officiate at
the 8 and 11 a.m. services this
Sunday. The topic of his ser-
mon, based on Proverbs 15:24,
is "Wisdom Loves Life." The
education hour will follow the
first service. The adult class is
studying a "Comparison of
Christianity and Islam." The
junior and senior high youth


will meet at 9:15 a.m. and will
join their parents on a "Dinner
Out."
The Wednesday Lenten serv-
ice begins at 6 p.m. and will
continue the series "Christ On
Trial." That evening "Witness
Matthew" will speak of Jesus
and his life. From 4:30-5:30
p.m. there will be a soup and
sandwich meal. A variety of
soups will be served. Everyone
attending is asked to bring their
own sandwich.
Bible studies will be at 9 a.m.
Wednesday in the youth house
and at 10 a.m. Thursday at
Tropical Harbor. They are
studying "Prayer." Anyone
wishing to attend a small group
Bible study should contact the
church for more information.
The Men's Club will be having
a breakfast at the church at 8
a.m. Saturday, March 10. Please
sign up by Wednesday.
There will be a Spring
Garden Fashion Show and
Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 10, at the
church. Tickets are on sale for
$15 and may be ordered by call-
ing the office. On March 24


there will be a concert "The
Great American Dixie Band."
Tickets for this event are $5 and
may be purchased at the church
or at the door on the evening of
the concert.

The Way Church

SEBRING "Yom Kippur
and the Scapegoat" is the title of
Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum's
message. The scripture is from
Leviticus 16. Communion will
be celebrated.
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.

Walker Memorial

Seventh-day Adventist
Church

AVON PARK Pastor Bey
Gonzalez and the Pathfinders
will present the service at 11
a.m. Saturday.
At 9:30 a.m., The Church at
Study meets.
At 5:30 p.m., Vesper "His
Eye is on the Sparrow."


PLACES to


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advertisement in the News-Sun
that is published Friday and
Sunday. To find out more infor-
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in this directory, call the News-
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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
Y&lith61RoyjalrExplorers, 7 p.m.
P~ito: J6h n 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
WorshipI1 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-
es. ..ifeQGeoups (Bible studies are
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.
For more 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. evening wor-
ship service. Wednesday prayer
and Bible study is 7 p.m. for chil-
dren, youth and adults. Pastor is the
Rev. John D. Girdley. Office hours
are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Phone is 453-5339; fax is
453-5556; e-mail is
theavenue@earthlink.net; and Web


site is www.ourchurch.com/mem-
ber/t/theavenue.
* 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.
h 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. "Come let us search the
Scriptures together." Everyone is
cordially invited to attend. Bible
study, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 11
a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday evening service, 6 p.m.
Pastor Rev. James R. Stevens. For
information, call 402-5699.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas-
tor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home
phone: 655-0967. Affiliated with the
National Association of Free Will
Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Mike
Adams, Pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir
practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided.
For information, call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder-
garten through fifth grade, 6:30
p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
Spring Lake Baptist Church,
7408 Valencia Road, Sebring, FL
33876. Phone: 655-2610. Pastor
Tom Kesinger. Independent, funda-
mental, affiliated with the GARBC.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
morning service, 10:45 a.m.;
Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday prayer meeting and
Bible study, 7 p.m.
Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Dr. George R.
Lockhart, pastor; and Nathan
Didway, director of student min-
istries. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;
Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service,
6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, 6 p.m.;
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Youth
Worship, 6:30 p.m. and Team Kids,
6:30 p.m. Nursery provided Sunday
and Wednesday. For information,
call 382-3695.
Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,


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


CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Gerald P.
Grogan, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass
is 4 p.m. in English and 7 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

* Epstside 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.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; and Children's
Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Youth
Fellowship, 7 p.m.; Disciples Prayer
Group, 7 p.m.
* Iglesia Cristiana de
Restauracion, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tel. 452-
0745. Dr. Pastor Pascual
Hernandez. Orden de servicios:
Domingo 2 p.m. -.Escuela.Biblica
classes parn 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
done 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.


CHURCH OF BRETHREN

* Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-1597.
Lorida Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-1466.
Sunday School classes for children,
youth and adults at 9:30 a.m.
Christian worship at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Carlos Santiago.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Avon Park Church of Christ,


200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services, 10:30
a.m. anrd 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; morning worship at
10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service is
at 7 p.m. with special services for
children and adults. Special servic-
es once a month for seniors (Prime
Time) ;and Ladies ministries. If you
need any more information, call
Pastor John Sluyter at 453-4851.
* First Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday: Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service at
7 p.m. with special services for chil-
dren, youth and adults. Special
services once a month for seniors
(Prime Timers), and young adults
and families. Call for details at 385-
0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.


CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

N Community Bible Church -
Churches of Christ in Christian
Union, (Orange Blossom
Conference Center) 1400 C-17A
North (truck route), Avon Park.
Presenting Jesus Christ as the
answer for time and eternity.
Sunday morning worship service,
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior
Church activities at same time for K-
6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour
(all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation
available.) Sunday evening praise
and worship service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening prayer service,
7 p.m. Children and youth activities
at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is
welcome, please come worship with
us. Tom Schankweller, Pastor.
Phone 453-6052.


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Randy Estelle in concert

Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID In honor of 85 years of ministry
in Lake Placid, Memorial United Methodist Church is
celebrating with a special concert by international
pianist and vocalist Randy Estelle at 4 p.m. Sunday at
the church, 500 Kent Ave.
Estelle's credits include 11 solo recordings, more
than 120 personal appearances yearly, produce honors
on numerous CD projects for other artists and an
extensive background in praise and worship ministry.
With prestigious credentials in classical performance,
he is also considered on of Christian music's premiere
innovators in the areas of jazz, blues and other eclec-
tic styles.
Estelle has appeared as a soloist with the Billy
Graham Association, the Third World Leadership
Conference (Nassau, Bahamas), the Joshua Awards
and as a session producer/musician with many artists
including Bill Gaither. He and his wife, Lisa, are
founders of Courtyard Media Ministries and they have
also written more than 150 songs including four full
production musicals. In addition, he has written and
recorded film scores for Star Productions and
KidzRoom.
Humor-filled, dynamic, power-packed, anointed
and uplifting are all words used to describe this con-
cert experience. The concert is free and the public is
invited.
For more information, contact the church at 465-
2422.








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Church hosts chili

dinner today

SEBRING St. John
United Methodist Church will
host a chili dinner at 6 p.m.
today. The cost is only $2.50.
Please bring your own place
settings.
At 7 p.m., the Bluegrass
Travelers Band will entertain
in the sanctuary with gospel,
bluegrass and country music.
For more information, call
385-3932.


Women host rummage

and bake sale

LAKE PLACID -
Memorial United Methodist
Women present a rummage
and bake sale at the
Lighthouse, 422 Kent Ave.,
from 8 a.m. to noon,
Saturday. See what treasures
are available.


For more information, call
the church office at 465-2826.

Leman and White in

revival
LAKE PLACID The
Rev. Howard Leman, evan-
gelist, along with the Rev.
Winfred White, music evan-
gelist, will be in revival
March 4-7 at Faith Baptist
Church, 660 Holmes Ave.
There will be Bible cen-
tered preaching and inspira-
tional singing. The services
on Sunday will be at 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday.

Church plans trash and

treasure sale

SEBRING' St. John
United Methodist Church,
3214 Grand Prix Drive, will
hold a big Spring Trash and
Treasure Sale in fellowship


hall on Friday and Saturday,
March 9 and 10. Friday sale
hours are from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.
to noon.
Coffee and lunch items will
be available. Unsold items
will be sold for half-price on
Saturday.
For more information, call
402-0696.


Through Grief -
Anticipatory Grief The
Dying Process" (www.ameri
Cannurses.comIr).
Cowles has given presenta-
tions to camp meetings,
churches and community
organizations.
Call for information and
reservations (863) 257-3381.

Church sets


Journey through Grief homecoming


seminar set
SAVON PARK A Journey
through Grief seminar will
begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at
the Avon Park Camp Luce
Lounce on Lake Isis Road.
Facilitator is David L.
Cowles, a retired chaplain,
pastoral counselor and social
worker. He directs Pacer
Ministries (www.pacermin-
istries.com) and authored an
online continued education
course for nurses, "Journey


AVON PARK Florida
Avenue Baptist Church in
Avon Park will celebrate their
78th anniversary with a
Homecoming on Saturday and
Sunday, March 10 and 11.
The celebration begins at 7
p.m., Saturday, with a Gospel
Sing featuring the "Royal
City Boys." On Sunday, the
festivities begin at 10 a.m.,
with former pastor Jim Davis
bringing the message.
All current and former


members are cordially invited
to come and celebrate our 78
years in Avon Park.

S.O.S. looks for

members

SEBRING Sunridge
Baptist Church is at 3704
Valerie Blvd. in Sebring
(across U.S. 27 from Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center), The church would
like to extend an invitation for
senior adults to join the
S.O.S. group Seniors of
Sunridge at 11:30 a.m.
Friday, March 9.
The church has scheduled a
"Living Trust" workshop to
understand Living Trusts,
which will answer questions,
such as, "What happens to
your estate after death?" and
"How can I avoid probate?"
and other questions of inter-
est. Members enjoy a covered
dish luncheon so bring a


covered dish and join them
for this informative meeting.
For further information,
call 382-3695.

Quartets put on
concert

SEBRING A gospel
concert will be at 7 p.m.
Friday, March 9, at Sunridge
Baptist Church, 3704 Valerie
Blvd., featuring the Jubilairs
Quartet and the Gulf State
Quartet, two of Central
Florida's favorite gospel
groups.
The Jubilairs is a gospel
music ministry, from Polk
County and the Gulf State
Quartet is from Hardee
County. Both travel exten-
sively throughout the south-
eastern United States pro-
claiming God's good news
through music.

See EVENTS, page 6B


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. Phone: 465-0051.
Rev. Elizabeth L.: Myers, Rector.
Sunday Worship, 8 aim., 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
9:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday (October
through May 6). Coffee and fellow-
ship hour follow the service.
Wednesday worship, (year round) 7
p.m. Office phone number is 453-
6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family
life.Pastor Norris will officiate at the
8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Communion
Services. Worship schedule for
November through Easter: Worship
service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion
services, first and third Sundays;
(Children's Church, 11 a.m. only);


and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m.
Worship schedule for summer
through fall: Worship service, 9
a.m.; Communion services, first and
third Sundays; Education Hour
10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent
and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, director.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring. Sunday:
First Worship Service and Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10:45
a.m. A nursery is provided for chil-
dren up to 2 years old. Evening:
Junior and Senior Youth, 5:06 p.m.
and evening service, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Friends (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.
N 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. The
Way A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email:theway-
church @ hotmail com.
Website: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 morning worship service is
at 11 a.m.; Sabbath School, 9:30
a.m.; Adventist Youth in Action
(AYA), 4 p.m. and Vespers one hour
before sunset. Wednesday prayer
meeting 7 p.m. 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

N 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 Heitig, youth
director. Children's After Schoot
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. Bumett, 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 moving. 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 Moming
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 CONGREGATINNAL
CHURCH

* Union Congregational Church,
106 North Butler Ave., Avon Park,
FL 33825; 453-3345. Pastor: The
Rev. Bill Breylinger. Sunday servic-
es are at 7:45 a.m. at the Historic
Church, 101 Jim Rodgers Ave.; 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Millennium
Church, 106 North Butler Ave.
Sunday school: 9 a.m. Bible study: 5
p.m. Wednesday worship service: 6
p.m.


VINEYARD

* Heartland Vineyard, 2523 U.S.
27 South, (just past the Wild Turkey
Tavern) Avon Park. Contemporary
Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Children's Church and
Preschool/Nursery provided
Sunday. Pastor, Gerry Woltman.
Telephone: 453-9800. Casual, con-


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6B Friday, March 2, 2007


Barbershop music takes SFCC stage


AVON PARK The
Heartland Harmonizers will
present Vaudeville Daze at
two different times Saturday,
March 10.
The first show will be at 2
p.m.; the second at 7 p.m.
Both shows will take place on
the South Florida Community
College Auditorium stage.
The event is sponsored by
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division.
Guest quartets for the fifth
annual Barbershop Singing
Show will include Hot Shots
and Humdingers.
Hot Shots has been enter-
taining audiences with their
unique comedic style since
January 2004. Described as a
combination of The Rat Pack
meets the Marx Brothers, the
quartet is always surprising
audiences with something new
and unexpected.
The four Hot Shots -
James, Andrew, Paul and
Mitch take pride in enter-
taining with a wide variety of
vocal styles from traditional
Barbershop Quartet music to
contemporary a cappella -
always with a flair for comedy
and drama. Their spoofs on
current events leave people
rolling in the aisles (which can


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Hot Shots will entertain at the upcoming Vaudeville Daze at South Florida Community
College.


be a problem since many of
their shows are at bowling
alleys).
As active promoters of the
Young Men in Harmony pro-
gram, they have worked to
teach high school students,
college students and music*
educators about a cappella
singing. They have assumed
roles as mentors, clinicians
and most importantly, friends
to the younger generation.


The Humdingers, who per-
form 365 days a year at a pop-
ular family vacation destina-
tion in Orlando, have been
entertaining music lovers of
all kinds for more than 30
years. Their blend of singing,
dancing and comedy have
made them one of the longest
running entertainment groups
in the Orlando area.
Chad Bennett, Kevin Miles,
Steve. Culpepper and Drew


Kirkman make up the quartet.
Advance tickets for the
event are $12 for general
admission, $15 at the door.
Tickets are available at
Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring
Lake Placid Drugs, and Hotel
Jacaranda in Avon Park.
For other information, call
Jim Ladd at 471-0418 or Steve
Waitkus, 386-4997.


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OFFICE
Continued from 113


Central Florida Health Center
in Avon Park; Robin is a
supervisor for Sprint
Telephone Company in
Orlando and visits her parents
every week; Sylvia is
employed in a day care center
in Orlando; Norris, the
youngest son, who lives near-


by, checks on .his parents
daily. He hauls fruit and other
produce in his own semi.
Chester Sr. serves as an
usher in the Zion Hills
Missionary Baptist Church in
Sebring. He has very clear
memories of those busy years
and enjoys sharing them as he
shows the equipment he used
for years. He also serves as an
usher in the Zion Hills
Missionary Baptist Church in
Sebring.


The Humdingers will come to Avon Park from Orlando to
perform for local barbershop music fans.


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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.


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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
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Long H. Duong
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 OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 07000100PCS
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
WILLIAM H. PADFIELD, also known
as WILLIAM HENRY PADFIELD, deceased.
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


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the estate of WILLIAM H. PADFIELD, also
known as WILLIAM HENRY PADFIELD, de-
ceased, File Number07000100PCS, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870;
that the decedent's date of death was Decem-
ber 26, 2006; that the total value of the estate
is $53,000.00 and that the names and address
of those to whom it has been assigned by
such order are: PAULETTE E. MAHONEY,
2100 Vista Mar Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA
95762; DONNA LEE McKOWN, Post Office
Box 1413, Avon Park, FL 33826; and LYNDA
M. PADFIELD AREY, 1220 Parkland Run,
Smyrna, GA 30082.
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors 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 Administration 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-
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Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Donna Lee McKown
Post Office Box 1413, Avon Park, FL 33826
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ John W. H. Burton
John W. H. Burton of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863)773-3241
Telecopier. (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
March 2,9,2007

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AD FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC06-164.
MIGHTY INVESTMENT, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
CFD, INCORPORATED, and
HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CFD, INCORPORATED, any Personal
representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
status in unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defendant.
Last known address:
CFD, INCORPORATED, 4101 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., and P.O. Box 3388, Sebring, Florida
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 8, Block 52, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATE OF
SEBRING UNIT 5, according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
5, Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you, CFD, INCORPO-
RATED, 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 PAUL S. MARTIN, ESQ., 2134 Hollywood
Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020, and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of the above-styled Court on
or before April 3rd, 2007, otherwise, a judg-
ment may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on February 22, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
March 2, 9, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AD FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC06-165
MIGHTY INVESTMENT, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
CFD, INCORPORATED, and
HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CFD, INCORPORATED, any Personal
representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
status in unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defendant.
Last known address:
CFD, INCORPORATED, 4101 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., and P.O. Box 3388, Sebring, Florida
JT COLLINS, (last known registered
agent/officer), 4101 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., and
P.O. Box 3388, Sebring, Florida
MARY KINCHER, (last known officer),


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4101 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., and P.O. Box 3388,
Sebring, Florida
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 8, Block 52, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATE OF
SEBRING UNIT 5, according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
5, Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you, CFD, INCORPO-
RATED, 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 PAUL S. MARTIN, ESQ., 2134 Hollywood
Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020, and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of the above-styled Court on
or before April 3rd, 2007, otherwise, a judg-
ment may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on February 22, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
March 2, 9,2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AD FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC06-766
MIGHTY INVESTMENT, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
RAMON SANCHEZ SANTOS
and ROSA GARCIA,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RAMON SANCHEZ SANTOS and RO-
SA GARCIA, any Personal representatives, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against status in unknown,
claiming under any of the above named or de-
scribed defendants.
Last known address:
RAMON SANCHEZ-SANTOS, 863 Persim-
mon Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, and Ponce
De Leon, #1364, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
00926
ROSA GARCIA a/k/a ROSARIO G. GARCIA,
9240 Saddle Path, Sebring, FL 33875
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 8, Block 52, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATE OF
SEBRING UNIT 5, according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
5, Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you, RAMON SANCHEZ
SANTOS and ROSA GARCIA, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address is PAUL S.
MARTIN,
ESQ., 2134 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL
33020, and file the original with the clerk of
the above-styled Court on or before April 3rd,
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 February 22, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
March 2, 9, 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


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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
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 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
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


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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.
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 07-126
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRGINIA B. FRYMAN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Virgin-
ia B. Fryman, deceased, whose date of death
was January 4th, 2007, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below,
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
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 FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS: MARCH 2ND, 2007.


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Personal Representative:
Russell J. Fryman
180 West Shore Lane
Montgomery, TX 77356
/s/ E. Mark Breed III
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 382-3154
Florida Bar No. 338702
March 2, 9, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC-06-866
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC.
ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-2CB
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-2CB
Plaintiff,
-vs-
PAUL H. TIFFT; KAREN A. TIFFT; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC., and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the above-
named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, will on the 23rd day of March,
2007, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. in the Jury As-
sembly Room in the basement of the High-
lands County Courthouse located at 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the follow-
ing-described property situate in Highlands
County, Florida:
The following described land, situate, ly-
ing and being, in Highlands County, Florida to-
wit:
Lot Three (3) of D & D SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 14, Page 64, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from the fore-
closure sale, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of Court within
60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 23rd day of February, 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
L.E. "Luke" E. Brooker
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
March 2,9, 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


1050 Legas
written defenses, if any, to it on the plaintiffs
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
PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
1994 MAZDA
VIN#4F4DR17X3RTM59445
ON MARCH 14, 2007, 9:00 A.M.
AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
734 CR 621 EAST
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
March 2, 2007

1 Highlands
1055 County Legals

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.
INVITATION TO BID
The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City
Purchasing Department for:
BID #07-014: City Pier Roof Replacement
Specifications may be obtained from the City Pur-
chasing office by contacting Kirk Zimmerman at 368
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870,
Phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or Email
Durchasino@mvsebrino com or visit www.mysebr-
ing.com/purchasing/downloads.
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
bid. Bids must be delivered to the City of Sebring Pur-
chasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach
the said office no later.than 2:00 p.m., March 22,
2007, at which time they will be opened. Bids re-
ceived later than the date and time specified will be
rejected. The City will not be responsible for the late
delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed,
delivered in person, by mail, or any other type of de-
livery service.
The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept
or reflect any or all bids or any parts thereof; and the
award; if an award is made, will be made to the most
responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications Indi-
cate that the award will be In the best Interest of the
City of Sebring. The Council reserves the right to
waive irregularities in the bid.
Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB
Purchasing Agent
Sebring, Florida
March 2, 9, 2007


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FREE TRIP TO MICHIGAN, leaving soon,
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1200 Lost & Found
REWARD $500.00
Missing dog. Female Pom-chi-
huahua mix. approx. 5ibs.
Last seen on Henscratch Rd.
on 2-25-07. Black-Brown-
White markings. Wearing a
bandana. Comes to the name
of Nala. Call Jason Test 863-
441-2892 or 441-2381 or 465-
4311 or 699-6303.


1500 Child are services
CHILD CARE around the clock.
24/7 Near Highway 27 and Lake
Josephine. Call for more informa-
tion. (863)202-0255

15 50 Professional services
ADULT CARE GIVERS-For Your loved ones
24hr avail. if required or doctor appt., shop-
ping, cleaning, etc. Call 863-873-3689.
HOUSECLEANING
EXP. w/refs. hourly rates available.
Call 863-214-5317
LAWN SERVICE
Commercial/Residential.
Quality Work. Lic/Ins
(863) 873-9696
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.

TOM'S MAINTENANCE auto detailing, gutter
cleaning, pressure cleaning, etc., 471-9297


2000
Employment


2100 Help Wanted


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-- General Labor Construction
CDL-A w/Hazmat
Light Industrial- All Shifts
Carpenters w/tools
Equipment Operators
Temporary to Permanent Postions
Available. Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work 6:00AM 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
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.



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. 401 K & insurance. (863)
402-4286 Contact Rick Miller at the
Alan Jay Automotive Network. EOE.

Bookkeeper/General Office. Builder in Sebring
looking, for a well organized, self-starter with
computer knowledge. Can be F/T or P/T. A/P,
A/R, and all clerical duties. Knowledge of
A quick books and excel helpful, but will train.
Bilingual a plus. Fax resume to 863-314-0655
or Call 954-651-4954.
! CONSTRUCTION- Hiring pipe layer laborers &
w/ underground utility construction exp. Call
888-683-3651 for application info.
Driver and Maintenance- Delivery truck for or-
namental nursery. Apply: Peace River Grow-
ers, 3521 N Nursery Rd, Zolfo Spring, FI. EOE
DRIVER NEEDED for local runs for sod. CDL
Class A needed. Call 863-381-1707.
EXP. COOK, PIZZA MAN, DISH WASHER
(ITALIAN REST.) F/T. 5 days Exc. Salary!!
CALL Tony (863)314-9919


2100 Help Wanted
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@avanticompanv,com.

Join Our Growing Team. Immediate openings
available for RN'S, LPN'S, PT'S, PTA'S,
HHA'S, OT, and FT'S. Call HomeCare Solu-
tions Group 863-386-5520 or Fax resume to
863-385-5501.
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.
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.
Massage Therapist for Wellness Center: Fax
resume to 863-385-5253
Misc Household items For sale. Needs some-
one to sell items for them. Will pay 50% of
what is sold. Call 863-471-6357.


2100 Help Wanted
Medical office manager/ Senior billing coordi-
nator needed. Experience. Knowledge of bill-
ing, coding. Problem solving abilities. Excel-
lent benefits. Send resume to box # 2219 at
News Sun 2227 Us 27 South Fl, 33870.
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
Koeporo

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
OPHTHALMIC TECH for busy optometric of-
fice good people skills a must. Experience not
required but is a plus. Fax resume 863-382-
1410 Attn: Rose.


2100 Help Wanted



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2100 Help Wanted
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/EOE/Vet Pref.
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
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2100 Help Wanted
fIN- HOME health looking for FT RN experi-
enced knowledge of Medicare guides lines in
ICD-9 coding, 485's, and computer knowl-
edge. Excellent salary and benefits. Call 382-
9211 or fax resume to 382-9411
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.# B9300029
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.
STYLISTS NEEDED to rent chairs in an Aveda
Salon on the circle in downtown Sebring Call
Lois 863-458-0707
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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Apply in person
3011 Kenilworth Blvd
Sebring, FL 33870
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3011 Kenilworth Blvd
Sebring, FL 33870
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FIREFIGHTER EMT

Fire fighting & varied rescue duties at the
direction of a superior officer. Requires: FL Fire
Fighter & EMT Certs; lyr. firefighter exp;Valid FL
CDL-D w/Emerg veh endorse. $10.68-$17.77 hrly,
DOQ. Closes 03/6/07. Apply at Highlands County
Commission, 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33871, or download application at
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Annual Salary: 124,065.60 to 135,630.40
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LAND CLEARING
SITE WORK HAULING
Soh ll R.: D.'ozer W'c.rl..
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Track Hoe Work Installation
Fill Dirt Free Estimates
(863) 453-5712


FRAME AND TRIM CARPENTERS needed year
around for busy construction company. Call
465-2531
Fransico Professional Auto paint work done
here at Chaney Used Cars located1500 Us 27
South, AP. Pintar Professional de Carros Pre-
cios Economico also 453-6845.
Hairstylist With Clientele needed in popular
full service salon in Lake Placid. Please reply
to PO Box 1582 Lake Placid.
INTERESTED in working in agriculture? Relia-
ble Spreader, Inc is a local commercial fertil-
izer application business with a work environ-
ment that supports positive work ethics, en-
couraging team building and support. Seeking
a responsible, mature and dependable, full or
heavy part time employee. Clean driving re-
cord a must. Job duties would be split be-
tween mechanic work in shop and operating
equipment in the field, stick welding a plus
Competitive compensation with rewarding
benefits package. 863-453-4459


*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


Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring (863)402-7218
Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference
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THE GEO GROUP INC.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE,
DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE,
& 401K RETIREMENT
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COOK SUPERVISOR
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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THE GEO GROUP INC.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE,
DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE,
& 401K RETIREMENT

NOW HIRING:
33 CORRECTIONAL OFFICER'S

FOR FACILITY EXPANSION
MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V
Truck Driver needed. Class A C.D.L. 4 day.
work week. Long hours. Earn 200+ per day.
Call for details 863-443-0386.
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-
erties total of 86 apts. $10.00 a hour plus ben-
efits. Call for more information Mon, Wed, &
Thurs. 9-4p.m. at 863-452-0800. Tues & Fri.
9-4p.m. at 863- 635-4264.

WAUKEGAN AVIONICS needs an experienced
tech to repair, install avionics systems. Good
pay and benefits. Fax or e-mail resume to
847-336-6085 tom@waukeganavionics.com


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4040 Homes For Sale
3BR/1 1/2BA CtBl. 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.
WANT NEW FURNITURE?
Need to sell the old furniture first?
Call News-Sun classified, 385-6155.


WEEKEND RECEPTIONIST / Clerk for fast
paced furniture retailer. General office skills
required, w/ basic computer knowledge. Some
interaction w/ public. Apply in person, Tues-
Sat. 2900 US Hwy 27 South, ask for Travis.



3000
Financial

3050 Business
3050 Opportunities
A Carpet cleaning company for sale (Best
Choice Carpet Cleaning) Including all equip-
ment and van with existing customers.
$13,900. Call Shaun 863-453-4869
HOME BASED Highlands Co. Magazine. No
exp. nec. Training T hrs. Clients Estb. for
you. Net 75k+ retiring. $24,900. 941-228-
8110.


4040 Homes For Sale
NEW HOMES 100 Captva Ct 3/2/2 $269,900,
209 Fiji Way 532 $429,900, 200 Anna Maria
6yrs old $269,900, 259 Comquat NW 30yrs
old $150,000. Open 1-5 daily or call 863-464-
0301 for appointment.
NO IMPACT fees 1133 Winter Green and 103
Citrus Dr 3/2 with Den. Both on canal to Lake
June. Call Gregg 863-441-5214

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


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

4080 Homes for Sale
4080 H Sebring
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
porchall appliance, fruit tree, must see. Call
863-385-4447 or 863-471-6593


4080 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
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

SEBRING SUN N' LAKE 4212 Almeria Ave. 2
BR/2 BA. Many extras price to sell $142,500.
Call 381-1806
WATERFRONT IN SEBRING 3/2 Newly reno-
vated. $30,000 under appraisel. Call 863-381-
7802 and ask for Bob.

4 120 Villas & Condos
4 12 For Sale


For Sale By owner. 1BR/1BA Condo in Sun-N-
Lakes. Fully furnished with Pool. $74,900.
Owner may finance. Call 863-385-4726.
NEW Duplex / Villas in Bowling Green 3BD/
2BA /1CG 1634 sq ft. $131,900 www.bowling-
greenvillas.com 863-443-2903


TOMOKA
22 TOWN HOME IN GATED LAKESIDE 55+
COMMUNITY. READY TO MOVE IN
$178,000. CALL 863-699-6033


4 160 Commercial Property
4160 For Sale
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.
WANT TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS?
Check out the Business Opportunity category
in the News-Sun Classifieds.


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...... ........ . US 27 N
Florida Scenic Realty ... US 27 S.
Lake Placid Chamber .... Oak Ave.
Lake Placid Tourist Club .........
........ .. Interlake Blvd.
Premier Realty . 300 Dal Hall Blvd.
& 1998 Placid Lakes Blvd.
Ridge Florist ...... Interlake Blvd.
Winn Dixie ........... .US 27 N
Woody's Restaurant ..... US 27 N
Wrightway Realty .... .Tower View
US 27 South Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 385-6155


4160 For Sale 6300 nfurnished Houses


1100 sq ft. of office space on US 27 S. Sebr-
ing. West side age. Call Charlie @ 863-257-
0305.

4170 Lakefront Property
4 7 V For Sale
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.


3BR/2BA/2CG On the water. $1,000 month in
Lake Placid. Call 863-382-1811.
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.


6350 Cottages for Rent
COTTAGE on Red Beach Lake everything furn,
Monthly or yearly. $625. Call 863-655-1202

6400 Rooms for Rent
Room For Rent. Lake Josephine Area. $425. a
month. All utilities covered: Call Anthony 863-
381-2967.


4180 Duplexes forSale 6450 Roommates Wanted


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Duplex For Sale by owner$185,000. Sebring.
Call 863-273-0194.

4220 Lots for Sale
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
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

4280 Cemetery Lots
For Sale Chapel of Peace Lakeview Memorial.
1 crypt. $4,000 Call 402-1489

4300 Out-of-Town Property
NORTH CAROLINAII
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

5050 Mobile Homes
0V5V For Sale
Perfect Escape for 2. Corner lot w/view of
Lake Jackson. No 27 in Highlands Wheels on
Hammock Rd in Sebring $3,900 By appoint-
ment 863-471-3611 or 440-454-1588



0 1Mobile 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.


6000
Rentals


6050 DuplexesforRent
2BR, Furnished Duplexe No Pets, Newly
Painted, Near Mall, Seasonal rental $995 per
month. Yearly would be $650 per month. Se-
niors preferred. Call 863-385-3829 or 863-
446-2151.
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
SEB- 2BR/1 BA, Central Air/heat ,Washer/Dryer
included. Excellent condition $625 a month.
plus security. No pets. Call 863-763-1759 or
863-381-2810

6200 Unfurnished
6200 AApartments
AVON PARK, studio w/ balcony overlooking
Lake Verona and City Park, laundry facilities,
100 E. MAIN ST. 863-453-8598

KEY LAKE VILLAS
LAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING
2 bedroom luxury unit., Screen porch, Outside
patio, CHA, washer/dryer hookup, $675. per
mo., first and sec. No pets (863)465-9151.

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.


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.
AP 2BR 2BA 1CG on Lake Viola adults only.
No pets, no smoking lease. 863-453-6909 or
863-781-7273.

6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/1 HOUSE in Avon park Available March 5,
$525/mo $500 sec. Call 863-840-0071
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
3/2/2 107 Lake Front in Placid Lakes. Call
863-465-2358 or 954-868-6254
3BR/1BA HOUSE. Available May. 2202 Garden
View. Great Location Close to Walmart. Fur-
nished or Unfurnished. First, Last security.
$900 a month. Call 239-404-3848.
Brand New 3BR. Highly energy efficient.
$1200. East of Sebring Call 863-381-5174 or
863-381-4110.
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
LP-Newer 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom/lCGar Ga-
rage screen room, very clean, non smoker,
quit neighborhood. $875 863-441-2844 or
465-3838


2/2 House in Sun N'Lake Lake Placid $400/mo
include utilities, plenty of privacy, laundry
room. Call 561-662-6185

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


7000
Merchandise


7020 Auctions


PUBLIC

AUCTION
SAT. MARCH 3" 2007
AT 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: PLACID MINI
WAREHOUSE 844 CR 621 E. OFF
US 27 LAKE PLACID, FL WATCH
FOR AUCTION SIGNS
PARTIAL LIST: NEW EXTERIOR
DOORS, NEW ALUMINUM SOPHET, NEW
PGT WINDOWS, LOTS OF PLUMBING AND
ELECTRICAL ITEMS, MISC. LUMBER, 3 HP
AIR COMPRESSOR W/25 GALLON TANK,
10 INCH TABLE SAW, 110-220 VOLT ARCH
WELDER, SAND BLASTER, WORK-MATE
SHOP VAC, APPROXIMATELY 30 FOLDING
CHAIRS, VAN RACKS, 110 WINDOW AIR
CONDITIONER, ROLLS OF TAR PAPER,
HAND & YARD TOOLS. LOTS OF
GLASSWARE, POTS & PANS, MANY
OTHER ITEMS NOT LISTED.
SPECIAL INTEREST: LARGE
HAND CARVED BASSWOOD CAROUSEL
HORSE.
TERMS; CASH OR CHECK WITH
POSITIVE ID. 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.







7030 Estate Sales
ESTATE AUCTION

Sat 3/3, 9am (view 8), 5720 Gibson
Shore Dr, Lakeland, FI (N FL Ave to
Daughtry Rd, to Gibson Shores Or) Estate of
25yr Law Officer. Retired 1990 LkId Police
Dept as Lt. 10% buy fee. See
AuctionZip.Com for pics & listing.
FURNITURE: Oak Washstand: Rnd Oak Table
w/4 Chairs; 50's 5-Draw Chest; "Ranch
House" Pine Dr Set; Oak QU BR Suite: Sim-
mons Ultimate Ekite Luxury QU Mattress Set;
Queen Bed w/Brass-finish heardboard; Tall
Bookcase Matchino Sofa & Chairs Set Wing-
back Sofa; 35" TV (base cab w/Spkrs); BR
chests; Magazine Rack table; Recliner. SxS
Fridge-Freezer; Patio Table w/4 Nautical
Theme Decor items- figurines, wall decor,
Handpainted Dressing Screen. TOOLS: Nice
power & Air tools in cases & MORE JEWEL-
RY: Hamilton Gold/Dia Wristwatch;
Gold/Gemstone Rings & other Gold; MORE
MISC: 21 3/4" Ivory Tusk- Koss CD/Cass/Ra-
dio; 2 TV's; VCR; DVD Player; Retro Smoking
Stand; Mod Pitcher & Bowl w/stand; another
Pitcher & Bowl Set; 1960's Ceiling-to-Floor &
Pole Lamps; Figurines; Utility Bldo Contests &
Kitchen; Hess Trucks MIB; Collectibles; Up
right Freezer; Dietz Oil Lantern; china &
Dishes; Autographed Hats incl Richard Petty:
Men's Winter Coats incl London Fog; Men's
Ties; Much More. Special Interest: Ensure
Protein Shake- 32 6-Packs Wild Berry flavor,
& 19 6-Paks Homemade Vanilla
#LF Sgnd PRINTS: "Raccoons, Rippel "Flori-
da Panthers", Gary Lessord; Geese, Gene
Murray. More Wildlife Art 15pcs: Maynard
Reece (Covey of Quails); Hugh Hirtle (Eagle);
2 pcs by Andres Capinas (sp?); "Murghab
Pheasant"; "Reflections" (cattails in water, by
Steve Statlar?); Gregory Messier (pheasant).

Riner Auctions 863-299-6031
ab282au261
ESTATE SALE/ Avon Park-1207 W. Hall St.
(Behind Clock Restaurant) Crafts, Some anti-
ques, Furniture, Lane Cedar chest, Kitchen &
Bath items, Tools. Thurs, Fri, and Sat. March
1st, 2nd, and 3rd from 8-5p.m.

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
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7180 Furniture
Antique Sofa with 2 overstuffed matching
chairs. $500.00 for the set. Excellent condi-
tion. Call 863-453-4707 or 863-784-4027.


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MARCH 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 1699.95
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
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MATTRESS
We are now Accepting Quality
Like New Consignments
West Coast Furniture
5535 US 27 South
863-382-1117
CHECK OUR WEB PAGE AT
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MARCH 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 Alien 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
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7260 Musical Merchandise
SHILL-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!!!!!


7300 Miscellaneous
1984 Ford F-250. 4-wheel drive. $2500. Regu-
lation slate pool table. Extra accessories in-
cluded. $800.00. Call 863-443-0911. Leave a
message

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2 BAR STOOLS WITH VINYAL SEAT & BACK.
$10.00 EACH. CALL 863-471-1557.
3 PIECE PVC PATIO SET WITH COUSHIONED
SEATS. (COUCH, SWIVEL ROCKER AND A
GLIDER ROCKER). $150.00. CALL 863-471-
1557.
3-WHEEL BICYCLE. $50.00. CALL 574-238-
2959.
AIR COMPRESSOR- 4 hp Craftsman 150 ft of
hose & attachments. Used likely $195.00
Also tools, automotive, antiques, electric,
households and more (863)214-6697
Approximately 30 sq golden cedar. 25 yr war-
ranty shingles at $35.00 a square. One Genie
10 gallon 2hp wet dry shopvac. $25.00. One 4
burner' electric whirlpool cook top. Almond
color. 1 almond range hood ductless $35.00.
5 garage door openers with remote $60.00
each. Looks and works great. $35.00. Call
863-453-5631.
AWNING FOR SALE. 11 1/2 FT X 5 FT.
$100.00. CALL 574-238-2959.
BACK PACK ( NEW ) $12.00. CALL 863-273-
3731.
CHASE LOUNGE W/ADJUSTABLE BACK &
COVER $35.00. CALL 863-273-3731.


COFFEE TABLE Broyhill Solid Light Colored
Wood $50.00 Entertainment Center Medium
dark solid wood W-36" Depth 22 1/2" H 54"
$75.00 Small glass top coffee table $15.00
Call 863-471-3292
COMPLETE KING JAMES VERSION OF THE
HOLY BIBLE ON 47 CASSETTE TAPES NAR-
RATED BY ALEXANDER SCOURBY. $15.00.
CALL 863-453-3230.
DOUBLE STAINLESS steel sink $15.00. 5pc
luggage hunter green Jaguar $25.00. Call
863-655-1764
ENVIRACAIRE-AIR CLEANER. $50.00. CALL
863-385-9419.
ETHAN ALLEN DROP LEAF TABLE. WOOD.
GOOD CONDITION. OLDER. $250.00. NO
CHAIRS. CALL 863-453-7027.


FOR SALE 30" G.E. ELECTRIC STOVE $75.00.
CALL 863-471-2012 OR 863-610-7190.
GOLF CLUBS Wilson Staff irons 3 PC Excel-
lent condition $65.00 Call 382-8829
Golf clubs R.H Spalding Bag & Putter & Irons
3 SW Wood 1 &5 Graphite Shaft $85.00
Call 382-8829
IMPEX-HOME GYM. $100.00. CALL 863-385-
9419.
LADIES CLOTHES, SIZE 16 AND 18. $5.00.
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LADIES NORTHWESTERN GOLF CLUBS 9
IRONS, 3 WOODS, 24 GOLF BALLS AND 4
TOWELS. $15.00. CALL 863-453-3230.
LIGHT GREEN rocker / recliner chairs $75 and
$60. Call 382-7421
LIGHT WEIGHT boat trailer magic trail with
winch $175.00 Call 863-465-1647
MINIATURE CAR FRANKLIN MINT MER-
CEDES 1935 $85.00. CALL 863-273-3731.
MTD-CHIPPER-SHREDDER. $100.00. CALL
863-385-9419.
NEW-HEAVY DUTY 5 GALLON METAL GAS
CAN $20.00. CALL 863-386-0936.
PATIO TABLE GLASS TOP FOUR CHAIRS,
UMBRELLA AND BASE. $60.00. CALL 863-
314-0330.
PILLOWS ( 2 ) KING SIZE $12.00 EACH CALL
863-273-3731.
PRESSURE WASHER 1300 PSI Porter cable
older machine work real good $30. Call 863-
402-2285
R.V. AERO FLO VENT COVER BY CAMEO FITS
OVER ROOF VENTS ON R.V.'S, LIKE NEW
$20.00. CALL 863-453-7027.
SPLASH GUARDS-REAR-FOR FORD F-150
2004 UP WITH WHEEL LIP FLARES, LESS
THAN 6 MONTHS OLD. $25.00 FOR PAIR. -
CALL 863-453-7027.
TYPEWRITER XEROX PROGRAMMABLE XT-
15 $45.00. CALL 863-273-3731.
WOOD DINETTE SET ROUND TABLE AND 4
CHAIRS. IN GOOD CONDITION. $35.00. CALL
863-386-9495.








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RAINTREE ANTIQUES
Saturday, March 3rd. @ 4700 US 27 S.
Outside Dealer Space Available.
Call Jan @ 863-382-6351
AP 1845 N Torrington Rd ( AP Lakes) March
1-3, Thur -Sat, 8am-5pm. clothes, dishes, tv
stand, monitor, cabinets, chairs, file cabinets,
lots of misc, books.
AP- 1850 U.S 27 South Reflection Silver Lake
Sat. March 3rd. 8am-lpm, 100's of residents
selling thousands of items.
AP- 1955 Torrington Rd Thur, Fri, Sun March
1,2,4. 8am-3pm. Ref, dining set, misc
AP- 223 Margarete Dr, Mar 3, Sat 8am-3pm.
Multi family yard sale.
AP- Multi family 229 E Walnut St Sat Mar 3,
8-2 too much to list.
AP-910 Kingdom Way Marl-2 Thur-Fri Furn,
bikes, tools, steel bookshelves, misc.
BAZAAR
**Saturday, March 3th** 8am-2pm
**Sun N Lake Community Center**
3500 Edgewater Drive, Sebring
Crafts Bake Sale Food
Raffle Trash/Treasure
VendorTables available for $5.00
Call: Ann Carlisle 471-0734 or June Gates
314-9005
GARAGE SALE Sebring Country Estate 1525
Falcon Ave behind Walmart 2 family tools
household etc Fri-Sat Mar 2-3
LORIDA-YARD SALE/ 1927 Blessings Ave. in
breezeway of church. Fri-Sat. March 2nd &
3rd from 8-2p.m. Furniture, Clothes, Tools
and Lots of Misc.
LP- 325 CR 29, Mar'3, Sat 8am-2pm. Multi
family Yard and House sale. Clothes, dishes,
turn, appliance, lawn and house ware.
LP- Bazaar Sat Mar 3rd 7:30-1:00 Lakeside
Village South Clubhouse, Holmes Ave.Books,
baked good, antiques, household items, cloh-
ing, misc. Coffee and rolls available 7:30-
10:00 Lunch available 11:00-1:00
LP- Garage Sale/ 107 Villa Ave. off of Lake
Francis Rd. Follow Signs. Sat. Mar. 3rd from
7:30-?. Multi-Family! The Usual Stuff Plus,
Stained glass chandelier, Like new go-cart,
Classic 57 Fiberglass boat, Pop-up camping
trailer.
LP-GARAGE SALE/ 108 Fern Ct. Fri-Sat.
March 2nd & 3rd from 8-?. Mans garage sale.
Very commercial sewing machine. Ford ex-
plorer, Harley Davidson sportster, Electric mo-
tors, saws, etc.


LP-MOVING SALE/ 3036 Morning Glory Dr. in
Leisure Lakes. Fri-Sat. March 2nd & 3rd from
8-3p.m. Dining room set, Paddle Boat, Water
skis, Books, Movies, Kitchen items and more!
LP-RUMMAGE AND Bake Sale at Memorial
Methodist Church the lighthouse. 422 Kent
Ave. Sat. March 3rd 8-noon.
LP-YARD SALE/ 101 Lake Ridge Dr. Lake
Ridge Estates just South of Sweetbay. Sat.
March 3rd and Sat. March 10th from 8-?.
Huge Sale! Something for everyone.
OPEN HOUSE-Saturday March 3rd from 1-
4p.m. Best priced golf course home on the
market. At least stop, by and get a cookie.
Look for signs off Hammock Rd. 757 Golfside
Lane. Sebring. Call 863-381-3481.
SB- 116-Shelby St (off Twitty Rd) Thurs-Sat
Mar 1-3, 8am-2pm, 3-wheel bike, riding mow-
er, Disney coll, furn, housewares, etc.
SB- 1813 Elf-Dr, Mar Fri- 2, 8am-2pm and
Mar Sat 3 8am-12noon. No Early birds, Items
for several people household items, clothes,
books, jewelry, 56 Oldsmobile etc.
SB- 2615 Summit Dr Sat Mar- 3 and 10 Ga-
rage sale morning only 8-12 location between
Ben Eastmen and Valencia Rd 2 blocks from
Lakeview Great prices.
SB- FAIR Havens Village Community Sale./
3015 Spinks Rd. Sat. March 3rd from 8-2p.m.
SB- MOVING sale 1437 Home Ave. Sat March
3rd 8am-2pm. Clothes, small appliances and
misc. Everything must go.
SB-GARAGE SALE/ 125 Parkview Rd. off of
Sebring Pkwy. Thurs-Sat. March 1st, 2nd, &
3rd from 7-4p.m. Books, Clothes, Dishes, and
Lots of Misc.
SB-Moving Sale/ 207 Rail Ave. Sebring Hill.
Inside sale. Fri & Sat. March 2nd & 3rd from
8-N/B. LvRm. Chairs, Framed art, Lamps,
Dishes, Bed coverings, Garden Tools, Some
Collectibles and Much, Much Misc. -
SB-Recreation Club Garage Sale/ 333 Pome-
granate Ave. Fri-Sat. March 2nd & 3rd. Friday
from 8-3p.m. Saturday from 8-12p.m. Lunch
served Friday behind police station.
SB-YARD SALE-4401 Maderia Ave. Sat.
March 3rd from 8-4p.m. Furniture, Small ap-
pliances and misc.


SB-YARD SALE/ 5717 Long bow Dr. Spring
Lake. Fri-Sat. March 2nd & 3rd from 9-3p.m.
Small appliances, Bedding, Furniture, Yard
tools, Car and Truck.
SEB-3811 LAKEWOOD Rd. Mar 3 8am-
? Moving sale High chairs, Misc baby
items, chairs, and misc things.
SEB-Rummage Sale/ 2225 Hidden Creek Cir-
cle. Lakeview Dr. to Saint Agnes Rd. turn at
church follow signs to Hidden Creek Circle.
Sat. March 3rd from 8-1p.m. Neighborhood.
SEB-Yard Sale 2540 Gresham St. Lake Jose-
phine area. Fri-Sun. March 2nd, 3rd, & 4th
from 9-3p.m. Lots and Lots of Misc.


SEB. SEBRING FALLS Annual Garage & Bake
Sale March 3, 8am-12 noon at the Clubhouse.
Enter on Ryant Blvd. off US 27 S. If you need
it we have it.
SEB.-HILLS, 104 Swallow Ave., Fri 3/2 8-4
and Sat 3/3, 8-1. Clean & priced to sell .
SIDE WALK SALE Thur-Sat,
March 1-3. 9am-6pm

Used Furniture Sale:
2pc Sofa and Love seat Orig $1399.90-
$399.00, 5 cube ft freezer $125.00, dining
room table $100.00 sleeper head boards 3 pc
coffee and end tables and misc items
Floor Sample Clearance Inside
New 2pc Sofa / Loveseat sets from $499.95-
$899.95. Home theater group with chaise
$1699-$1199, Discontinued mattress sets,
king, twins- $239.95 Queens $359.95 Com-
forter sets 75% off, kids bedroom-dresser/
mirror, night stand and twins HB orig $699-
$399.00 Come early, Limited items.
Royals Furniture 3660 US 27 S, Sebring FI
Come early limited items
SEB.--GARAGE AND bake sale, Sat, Mar 3
8am-3pm, Francis 2 MHP Clubhouse, Snack
bar with sandwich and drink. 2800 Real
McCoy Dr. off of Desoto Rd.
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rained out, call us and we'll run it again
at no additional charge.
Call today!
385-6155

SPRING SALE Woodhaven Estate March 3
2122 Jacaranda Way (off Brunns Rd) 8am-
12noon, Rummage, Bake, Crafts Sale Door
prizes, Funnel Cakes, Hot dogs, etc.
o Good for a garage sale a garage sale
ri Luther Church 25 Lakeview St Sat Mar 3
-? All items new or gently used all pro-
ides benefits church organ fund.


7520 Pets&Supplies 7540


Adult Cats Male & Female. Already spade and
neutered. Free to good home. One is black
and the other is tiger striped. Also a long
haired Calico. Call 863-873-4208.
AKC GERMAN Sheppard puppies for sale 6
wks old. Call 863-382-9727 $650/each.
Female CKC Dashound 10 weeks old with
health certificate papers and first set of shots.
$350.00. Call 863-381-3347.

HAPPY JACK SARDEX II : The odorless and
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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.


Volunteers Needed to feed stray cat colony 3
days a week. Near Walmart. Must be reliable
and have car. Call 863-382-7138 heartlandca-
trescue.com




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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.
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2003 18FT Crownline Bowrider with 135hp,
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frig, top freezer, turn, hot water, motorcycle
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1982 Honda 1100 Goldwing Enter state 3200
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863-699-1563.

2005 Harley Heritage Softail classic Fl, 11K
miles, ex warranty, lots of extra. 471-3340 af-
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9200 Trucks
79 4x4 Elcamino. Call 863-773-4403 or 941-
286-3596.

9220 Utility Trailers
New 5x8 Utility Trailers. 15inch HD Tires.
starting at $725. 16FT Tandem Axle new tires
starting $1,090. Call 863-382-7701.

9400 Automotive Wanted
WANTED-Unwanted Cars, Trucks, and Utilities
trailers with or without title. Cash for some.
Call 863-381-5390.


9450 Automotive forSale
1973 Volks Wagon Beetle with only 85,000
miles. Good condition. Runs great. Manual.
$3500 O.B.O. Call 863-214-6601.
1987 Ford Crown. Vic LPT $340. Call 214-
3761
94 Lincoln Continental Signature Series.
$2,400. Call 863-453-8937.
BMW 525i 1989. Runs and looks great.
$5,000. Call 863-385-2146.
FOR SALE-2001 Hyundai Accent 2DR Hatbth
back, Automatic, A/C, 85,000 miles, good
condition. $3,500. Call 863-449-0637.
02 HYUNDAI Sonata GLS. V6, Sunroof, Full
power, New tires, one owner, warranty left.
63000 org. mi. $6,500 Or best offer. Call 273-
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The field of 35 cars takes the green flag during last year's Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. A total of 36 cars are on the first entry list for this year's
Race, which was released this week.


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Three dozen cars on initial entry list for Race


By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING The preliminary
entry list has been announced for
the 2007 edition of the Mobil 1 12
Hours of Sebring and barring any
last minute surprises there will be
36 cars on the grid for this year's
endurance classic, with a majority
of those cars in the LMP2 and GT2
divisions.
Audi will be getting a couple of
challenges for the overall win in
the LMP 1 division with the
Autocon Motorsports Lola B01/60
AER and Intersport Racing
Creation CA06/H Judd on the list.
Defending champ Audi Sport North
America will run a pair of the Audi
R10 TDIs.
The drivers will be the story in
the GT1 division, with some shuf-
fling going on in the two Corvettes,
veterans Johnny O'Connell, Jan
Magnussen and Ron Fellows in the
No. 6 C6.R. Olivier Beretta, Oliver
Gavin and Max Papis will run the
No. 4 car.
They'll be challenged by the
Aston Martin DBR9 of Team
Modena which has added Darren
Turner to drive with Antonio
Garcia, and Liz Halliday. It was
turner who drove the DBR9 in
2005 with David Brabham and
Stephane Ortelli to take the GT1
checkers and beat the Corvettes by
a lap. Turner said the strategy for
the privateer Aston Martin will be


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News-Sun photo by SCOTT DRESSEL
The Andretti Green racing Acura, as well as the other two Acura teams entered in the 12 Hours of Sebring,
will be featured in a SPEED network show tonight.


the same as it was two years ago -
- to find a winning setup for the
car and run the full 12 hours.
Halliday, of course, was a mem-
ber of 2006 LMP2 winners
Intersport Racing.
There's some good news and bad
news for the American Le Mans
Series in the LMP2 division. It will
be a Florida-based team that will
get the latest Porsche RS Spyder.
However, while Conzus
Motorsports will contest the ALMS
series, the car will not be ready in
time for Sebring.
Renderings indicate ComReal
commercial real estate service and
American Airlines will carry the


major sponsorship for the
Homestead team.
There will be four of the power-
ful LMP2 Porsche RS Spyders at
Sebring with two Penske
Motorsports and a pair from Dyson
Racing. There also will be three
Acuras that will run this year's
LMP2 division at Sebring.
In fact, Acura's step back into
prototype competition in the LMP2
class will be the subject of an hour-
long feature on the SPEED chan-
nel. It will play for the first time at
8 p.m. tonight The Acura factory
program involves the Andretti
Green Racing, Lowe's Fernandez
Racing and Highcroft Racing


teams, who have been working out
regularly at the Sebring
International Raceway over the
past few months.
Producers of the documentary
said it would take viewers behind
the scenes for a look at the race
teams as they prepare for the Mobil
1 12 Hours of Sebring. They said
the program would offer insights
into the selection of drivers, with
behind-the-scenes footage of
Honda Performance Development
as well as footage of the develop-
ment of the 3.0-liter, normally aspi-
rated V8 Acura engine.

See GRID, page 4D


By DANIEL R/HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
AVON PARK Although the
Tornadoes came to town, it was the
Avon Park Red Devils who did the
storming blowing away district
rival Sarasota Booker 14-0 behind
Saundra Flores' no-hitter.
And while Flores was moving
through the Tornado order with ease,
the Devil batters were having little
trouble reaching base, advancing
bases and crossing the plate.
After last Friday's loss to rival
Sebring, the Devils (7-2) came out on
top 6-0 against a tough Palmetto
squad Tuesday night, making one
think that head coach Mike Cobb
would have been relieved by the
blowout of the less than fearsome
Tornadoes.


"These sorts of'games aren't real
good for the team," he said, to the
contrary. "I'd rather face a tough
opponent and lose a close game than
have games like this they really
don't help you at all.
Avon Park We've got another
4 tough test Friday at
Braden River and we
Booker better be sharp for that
one."
Julie Lamb got the
Action started with a
single to lead off the
bottom of the first before Logan
Palmer reached on a bunt, moving
Lamb to third.
Palmer was then thrown out on a
steal attempt with Lamb coming in to
score on the throw to second.
Heather Barnes then walked.


reached second on a wild pitch and
crossed the plate on Missy Lander's
single up the middle. Lander finished
the first-inning scoring on Ashley
Howze's bloop single to right for a 3-
O lead.
Flores helped her own cause, draw-
ing a walk in the second and scoring
on a Lamb double. Run-scoring hits
in the second also came off the bats
of Lander and Howze, Brearnna Tate
scored on a bases-loaded walk and
Kim White came plateward on a wild
pitch, ballooning the lead to 8-0.
Lamb got things started again in
the third when she beat out a
grounder for her third hit of the game.
Palmer then smacked one to third,
with a force-out or double play a pos-
See DEVILS, page 4D


News-Sun photo by DANIEL HOEHNE
Heather Barnes of Avon Park beats the throw to third base during
Thursday night's win over Sarasota Booker.


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2D Friday, March 2, 2007


ON DECK


STATS & STANDINGS


TODAY:Varsity Baseball vs. Bishop Moore, 7:30 p.m.; Softball at Braden River, 4:30 p.m.;
GirlsTennis vs. Hardee, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY: Weight Lifting at LaBelle Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
TUESDAY:Varsity Baseball at Braden River, 7 p.m.; Softball at Sebring, 5:30/7:30; Girls
Tennis at Okeechobee, 4 p.m.


TODAY: Baseball at Frostproof, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs Lakeland, 7 p.m.; Softball at All
Saints, 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball at Moore Haven, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Okeechobee, 6 p.m.; Boys
Tennis at Sebring, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Sebring, 4 p.m.
Lake Pladd THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Avon Park, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Avon Park, 6 p.m.



STODAY: Baseball vs. Palmetto, 7 pm.; JV Baseball at'Palmetto, 7 p.m.; Softball vs.
Hardee, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
SATUR~ AY; Baseball vs. Bishop Moore (Senior Citizen Day), 3 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball at Hardee, 4:30/7:30 p.m.; BoysTennis vs. Lake Placid, 4 p.m.; Girls
Sebring Tennis at Lake Pladd, 4 p.m.; Softball vs. Avon Park, 5:30/7:30 p.m.



STODAY: Baseball vs. Palm Beach, 6 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball at Palm Beach, 2 p.m.; Softball at PolkToumey,TBA.
SUNDAY: Baseball vs. University ofTampa (Chicken Dinner), 1 p.m.; Softball at Polk
Toumey,TBA.
SFCC TUESDAY: Baseball at Brevard, 6 p.m.; Softball at Hillsborough, 5 p.m.


SPORTS BRIEFS


Lady Streaks tennis stays
unbeaten, tops Braden River
SEBRING The Sebring girl's tennis
team played their 4TH match of the sea-
son yesterday against Braden River High
School and finished with a 5-2 win.
Mary Midence cruised in the No. 1
singles match, 6-0, 6-0, as did Ashley
'JJ' Jimenez in No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-2.
Sara Sebiing, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, and Ashlee
Werhane, 7-6 (7-4), 6, :at No. 2 and No.
3 had a bit tougher time in their wins.,
Sheela Joshi battled in a close match at
No. 4'singles, but fell 6-2, 5-7 (6-10).
Midence and Sebring teamed up to win
No. 1 doubles, 8-1, but Werhane and
Joshi fell, 4-8, in the second doubles
match. The win mqved the Lady Streaks
record to 4-0 heading into Thursday's
matchup with Clewiston.
Lawn mower races at Avon Park
Mower Plex tomorrow, 6 p.m.
AVON PARK Florida Lawnracing.
Association Inc. will have lawn mower
- races at 6 p.inmon Saturday at Avon Park;
Mower Plex just to have "mow" fun.
The Mower Plex is located west of the
Avon Park Airport on Highway 64. Watch
for signs. Gates open at 5 p.m. and races
start at 6 p.m. Admission is $5, with kids
12 and under free. Pit passes are an extra
$5. Seating is limited, so bring your lawn
chairs.
Fore more information, visit
www.floridalawnracing.net.
Moose Lodge Scramble at
Harder Hall this Saturday
SEBRING Sebring Moose Lodge
No. 2259 is hosting a golf tournament at 8
a.m. on Saturday at Harder Hall golf
course. The cost is $40 per person and the
format is a four-person mixed scramble.
Call 655-3920 and ask for Charlie or
come to the Moose Lodge on U.S. 98. The
sign up sheets are in the social quarters.

Cancer Society bowling
fundraiser March 24
LAKE PLACID The American
Cancer Society Relay for Life will be
having a bowling fundraiser at the Royal
Palms Bowling Center in Lake Placid
Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m. For addi-
tional information, contact Teresa
Torrella at (863) 840-0198 or at ttorrella
@earthlink.net.
Coaches and Players sought for
STARS coed softball league
SEBRING Anyone in the communi-
ty who would like to coach or play on a
Special STARS adult coed softball league
can sign up now.
Special STARS (Sports Training And
Recreational Services) is a program that
offers a variety of sports for people with
disabilities. Partners in the community
play right along with people with disabil-
ities on the field and offer assistance in
teaching the game to them.
The team must have four female part-
ners, four male partners and two special
athletes on the field at all times. A total
of 15 people can be on the roster. Players
should be 16 years old or older to play.


Special STARS will provide the special
athletes who sign up for the competition.
Practices will be from 4-6 p.m. every
s Sunday, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the
adult softball fields at Max Long
Recreational Complex. There will be a
tournament Saturday, March 31, at Max
Long. Other teams from outside
Highlands County will be invited to par-
ticipate in this tournament as well.
Coaches will be responsible for organiz-
ing a team and collecting a $250 sponsor-
ship. The sponsorship includes the spon-
sor's name on T-shirts for the entire team,
food and awards for the tournament plus
publicity in newspaper ads and articles.
Checks should be made out to Arc Special
STARS and submitted by March 4 at the
first practice, but coaches should call
Cindy Marshall at 452-6607 by March 1 if
planning to put a team together.
ROTC Junior Tourney at
Pinecrest on March 10
AVON PARK The Avon Park High
School Junior ROTC Golf Tournament
.will be at pinecrest on March 10.
Check-in is at 7:30 a.m.
For more information, call 452-4311,
ext. 299 or 300.
American Legion Family
Scramble at Sebring 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, call Ray
Ploughe at 441-4119 or J.P. Plunkett at
441-4103.
Lake Placid Youth Baseball
plans sign-ups this month
LAKE PLACID Lake Placid Youth
Baseball is now accepting registrations
for the 2007 season. There are numerous
ways to register. You can download forms
at www.lpflrecreation.net (go to Parks &
Recreation, then Youth Baseball). You
may also pick up and submit forms at the
Recreation Department located at Lake
June ball field in the office above the
e concession stand between the hours of 7
a.m. and 3 p.m., or at the concession
stand Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or
Friday evenings from 6-7 p.m.
Registration forms will be sent out to
all public and private schools today. The
registration deadline is Thursday, March
29. Draft Day is Saturday, March 31, at 1
p.m. There will be no registrations taken
the day of the draft. Registration fee $40.
Leagues age for baseball is the player's
age as of April 30. A copy of the player's
Birth certificate is required. Call Laura at
465-6866 if you have any questions.


HISTORY LESSON


10YEARS AGO
March 1, 1997: After consecutive wins in the Sebring Endurance Challenge in 1994 and '95, Jack
Boxstrom of Hardee County took second place for the second straight year. Racing the RolexVintage
Enduro in a 1959 Aston Martin with partner Karl Singer, Boxstrom finished less than one second behind
the Datsun 510 driven by George Shafer, Manley Ford and Joey Maloy in the more than three hour race.
30 YEARS AGO
March 2, 1977: The Sebring girls track team opened its season with a 96-22 win over Lake Placid
for first-year coach Darcy Ray.Tracy Smith was part of three first-place finishes, winning both the 100-
and 220-yard dashes and as part of the 440-yard relay team. Mae Orr won both the high and long jump
andTonnita Bullock won the shot put.


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Milwaukee .1 0 1.000
San Francisco 1 0 1.000
Florida 1 1 .500
New York 1 1 .500
St. Louis 1 1 .500
San Diego 0 0 .000
Washington 0 0 .000
Chicago 0 1 .000
Houston 0 1 .000
Los Angeles 0 1 .000
Philadelphia 0 1 .000
Pittsburgh 0 1 .000

S Wednesday's Games
St. Louis 6, Florida 3
Detroit 5, N.Y. Mets 4
Colorado 12, Chicago White Sox 4
Minnesota 4, Boston 4, tie, 10 innings
Thursday's Games
Toronto 4, Boston 1
Florida 8, Baltimore 6
Atlanta 7, L.A. Dodgers 2
Cleveland 13, Houston 2
Detroit 9, Philadelphia 7
Cincinnati 9, Pittsburgh 7
N.Y. Mets 4, St. Louis 3
N.Y. Yankees 6, Minnesota 1
Milwaukee 14, Oakland 8
San Francisco 9, Chicago Cubs 2
L.A. Angels 7, Kansas City 6
Colorado 4, Chicago White Sox 3
Arizona 8, Chicago White Sox 5
Today's Games
Toronto vs. Boston at Fort Myers,
12:30 p.m.
Detroit vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05
p.m.
N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05
p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee,
1:05 p.m.
Florida vs. Baltimore at Fort Lauderdale,
1:05 p.m.
Washington vs. L.A. Dodgers at Vero
Beach, 1:05 p.m.
Cleveland vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater,
1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at St.
Petersburg, 2:05 p.m.
Milwaukee vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05
Seattle vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Texas vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa,
Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs. Arizona at
Tucson, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Milwaukee vs. San Francisco at
Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers,
7:05 p.m.


NBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Toronto 32 26 .552 -
New Jersey 28 30 .483 4
New York 26 33 .441 6%'
Philadelphia 20 38 .345 12
Boston 15 42.26316/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Washington 31 25 .554 -
Miami 28 29 .491 3%/
Orlando 28 31 .475 41/2
Atlanta 22 36 .379 10
Charlotte 22 36 .379 10
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 36 19 .655 -
Cleveland 33 24.579 4
Chicago 33 27 .550 5/2
Indiana 29 27 .518 7/2
'Milwaukee 21 37 .36216/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
Dallas 48 9 .842 -
San Antonio 39 18 .684 9
Houston 35 22 .614 13
New Orleans 28 30 .483 20%
Memphis 15 44 .254 34
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Utah 38 19 .667 -
Denver 28 28 .500 9%
Minnesota 26 31 .456 12
Portland 24 34 .414.141/
Seattle 22 35 .386 16
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Phoenix 44 14 .759 -
L.A. Lakers 33 25.569 11
L.A. Clippers 28 29 :491 15/2
Golden State 26 33 .441 18'/
Sacramento 25 32.43918%1
Wednesday's Games
Miami 92, Washington 83
Philadelphia 99, Phoenix 94
Boston 102, New York 94
Utah 104, Memphis 88
New Orleans 107, Atlanta 100
Toronto 106, Houston 90
Chicago 113, Golden State 83
Denver 111, Orlando 101
Sacramento 135, Charlotte 120
L.A. Clippers 96, Seattle 91
Thursday's Games
Cleveland at Dallas, late
Charlotte at Portland, late
L.A. Clippers at Seattle, late
Today's Games
Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m.
Memphis at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Golden State at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit at Miami, 8 p.m.
Utah at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Orlando at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Indiana at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Houston at Denver, 10:30 p.m.
Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Spring Training

AMERICAN LEAGUE


NHL
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 40 18 6 86171149
Pittsburgh 33 20 9 75211194
N.Y. Islanders 32 23 8 72189179
N.Y. Rangers 30 27 6 66184178
Philadelphia 16 37 10 42.166241
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Buffalo 42 16 5 89240183
Ottawa 38 22 4 80221173
Montreal 33 27 6 72191200
Toronto 30 25 9 69203211
Boston 30 28 4 64180224
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Tampa Bay 36 25 4 76207198
Atlanta 32 23 10 74196206
Carolina 32 27 7 71195204
Florida 25 26 13 63186207
Washington 24 29 11 59193225

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Nashville 43 18 4 90223167
Detroit 40 16 8 88199156
St. Louis 27 27 9 63164191
Chicago 23 31 9 55155190
Columbus 24 33 7 55158200
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Vancouver 36 22 5 77 165 159
Calgary 34 21 9 77207172
Minnesota 35 23 6 76182163
Edmonton 30 28 6 66172185
Colorado 30 29 5 65208207
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Anaheim 37 17 10 84204167
Dallas 38 21 3 79167147
San Jose 38 24 2 78192166
Phoenix 27 33 3 57168214
Los Angeles 21 32 10 52178219
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Wednesday's Games
Ottawa 2, Carolina 0
Calgary 2, Minnesota 1, SO
Nashville 4, San Jose 3, SO
Thursday's Games
Philadelphia at Boston, late
Tampa Bay at Washington, late
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, late
Dallas at Florida, late
St. Louis at N.Y. Islanders, late
Colorado at Chicago, late
Minnesota at Edmonton, late
Phoenix at Vancouver, late
Anaheim at Los Angeles, late
Friday's Games
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Montreal at Buffalo, 8 p.m.
Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.


LIVE SPORTS ON TV

AUTO RACING
FRIDAY
1:30 p.m. NASCAR Busch Series Practice (Mexico City) .........SPN2
SATURDAY
11:30 a.m. NASCAR Busch Series Qualifying (Mexico City)........ ESPN2
4 p.m. Rolex Sports Car Series Race (Mexico City) ..........SPEED


BOXING
FRIDAY
9 p.m. Note Campbell vs. Ricky Quiles ................ ESPN2
SATURDAY
9 p.m. Miguel Angel Cotto vs. Oktay Urkal.................. HBO

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
FRIDAY
1 p.m. Women SEC Tourney Quarterfinal (Teams TBA) ....... SUN
3:30 p.m. Women SEC Tourney Quarterfinal (Teams TBA) .......SUN
SATURDAY
12 p.m. Men Connecticut at Georgetown .................. CBS
Men -Teams TBA .............................ESPN
1 p.m. Men Virginia at Woke Forest....... .......... WTOG
2 p.m. Men Pac-10 Game (Teams TBA) ..................CBS
Men Big South Tourney Final (Teams TBA).......... ESPN
Men Syracuse at Villanova ...............S....... EPN2
3:30 p.m. Men Teams TBA ...................................CBS
4 p.m. Men Big 10 Game (Teams TBA) .................... ABC
Men Notre Dome at Rutgers ..................... ESPN
Men Atlantic Sun Tourney Final (Teams TBA)........ ESPN2
6 p.m. Men Southern Conf.Tourney Final (Teams TBA) ......ESPN2
8 p.m. Men Ohio Valley Tournament Finals (Teams TBA) ...ESPN2
9 p.m. Men Pittsburgh at Marquette....................ESPN
10 p.m. Men New Mexico State at Nevada ................ ESPN2
Women SEC Tourney Semifinal (Teams TBA)........ SUN


GOLF
SATURDAY
3 p.m. PGA Tour Honda Classic.........................NBC

GYMNASTICS
SATURDAY
1 p.m. American Cup .............. ................. NBC


NBA
FRIDAY
8 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio.......................... SUN
Detroit at Miami ................ .............. ESPN
10:30 p.m. Sacramento at LA. Lakers....................... ESPN
SATURDAY
9 p.m. Orlando at Dallas.............................. WXPX

NHL
SATURDAY
7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida.............................SUN
All Games and Times Subject to Change


Transactions
BASEBALL
American League
CLEVELAND INDIANS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Femando Cabrera, OF
Shin-Soo Choo, OF Ben Francisco, OF
Franklin Gutierrez, INF Joe Inglett, LHP
Juan Lara, INF Andy Marte, RHP
Edward Mujica and C Kelly Shoppach
on one-year contracts.
National League
ATLANTA BRAVES-Agreed to terms
with RHP Manny Acosta, RHP Tyler
Yates, C Brian McCann, C Brayan Pena,
OF Gregor Blanco, OF T.J. Bohn, OF
Matt Diaz, OF Ryan Langerhans, INF
Pete Orr and INF Scott Thorman on
one-year contracts.
HOUSTON ASTROS-Agreed to terms
with C Hector Gimenez, C Humberto
Quintem, LHP Wandy Rodriguez and RHP
Chris Sampson on one-year contracts.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS-Signed G
Will Conroy to a 10-day contract.
Waived G Von Wafer.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS-Signed F
Mike Hall to a 10-day contract.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
BALTIMORE RAVENS-Waived RB
Jamal Lewis.
BUFFALO BILLS-Re-signed RB Shaud
Williams. Tendered contract offers to
DL Anthony Hargrove and DL Tim
Anderson.
CAROLINA PANTHERS-Announced
the retirement of TE Kris Mangum.
CINCINNATI BENGALS-Released LB
Brian Simmons. Tender contract offers
to P Kyle Larson, G Stacy Andrews, CB
Greg Brooks, LB Landon Johnson, LB
Caleb Miller and DT Shaun Smith.
DALLAS COWBOYS Re-signed P
Mat McBriar to a five-year contract.
DETROIT LIONS-Released G Ross
Verba.
HOUSTON TEXANS-Released WR Eric
Moulds, DT Seth Payne and OL Zach
Weigert.
MIAMI DOLPHINS released offensive
linemen Seth McKinney and Bennie
Anderson.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Signed TE
Billy Miller to a one-year contract.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS-Signed DE
Aaron Smith to a four-year contract
extension through the 2011 season.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Named Jim
Hostler offensive coordinator.
TENNESSEE TITANS-Named Vincent
Marino senior director of football
administration.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Re-signed
OL Mike Pucillo. Released TE Christian
Fauria.
National Hockey League
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS -
Recalled F Zenon Konopka from
Syracuse of the AHL.
LOS ANGELES KINGS-Recalled F
Shay Stephenson from Manchester of
the AHL.


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The Twilight League played a
scramble on Tuesday. Tying for
rst place were the teams of
;tan and Phyllis Meddles,
lernard and Sally Paulsen and
he team of Joe and Fran Wilcox,
Ion and Jeannie Moler with 21'/
lach. Third place was the team
)f Ted and Nancy Colton, David
ind Blanch Orrell with 22'/8.
A ladies scramble was played
)n Tuesday. Winning first place
Nas the team of Jolene
Shearwood, Emily Monroe,
\rdell Dodge and Mary Dukes
Nith 64, second place was Linda
Noods, Beverly Bagshaw,
Jeanne Rusthoven and Rosie
Plagens with 67 and third place
was the team of Alice Rebec,
Donna Nichols, Jeannie Piericini
and Marilyn Garrison with 69.
The men's association played
one best ball on par-4s and par-
5s and two best balls on par 3s.
Winning first place was the team
of Ray Plagens, Scott Burdette
and Ned Willey with 66, second
place was the team of Jerry
Moser, George Fanady and Bob
Homrich with 68 and third place
was the team of Ted
Schmalzried, Fred Moellendick
and George Barrett with 73.
A couples scramble was
played Feb. 23. Winning first
place was the team of Ralph
Magnuson, Norm Zemple,
Pearline Homrich and Bev
Szelagowski with 64, second
lace was the team of Carrol
Dukes, Clancy Stanard, Marge
(eiser and Myrtle Moser with 65
ind third place was the team of
Vlilt Drake, Bob Hanoz, Jeannie
)ieracini and Betty Dagnon with
36.
The men's association played
i best ball of three Feb. 22.
Inning first place was the team
)f George Fanady, Cecil Watts
mnd Howard Wampler with 107,
secondd place was the team of
Fed Schmalzried, Bill
Neidenbrenner and Bob
-lomrich with 109 and third
)lace was the team of Bill
Nhitacre, Dick Ortt and Jerry
Loser with 110.

Crystal Creek
The ladies association played
1 Crystal Casino event Feb. 22.
Winning first place was the
earn of Kae Allen, Lorne
.Vletzger and Jackie Sack with
55, second place was the team
of Alice Hohs, Vera Keane and
Linda Archambault with 56 and
third place was the team of Joy
Pryor, Dorothy Kallusch, Jacki
Nortorski and Lorne Covello
with 59.

Golf Hammock
The ladies association played
partners one best ball on
Wednesday.
First Flight winner was the
team of Shirley Enochs and
Wanda Harris with 57, second
place was the team of Mary
Bond and Norrie Harris with 63
and tying for third place were
the team of Dottie Boyd and Flo
Vitale, the team of Marian
Passafume and Mary E.
Anderson and the team of Ruth
Kirk and Betty Clarke with 65
each.
Second Flight winner was the
team of Joyce Stanley and Claire
Ulrich with 57, second place was
ihe team of Roxie McMillon and
3ladys Zitelli with 64 and third
l1ace was the team of Alma
Barefoot and Jan Stevenson
Nith 66.
A member/guest tourney was
playedd Saturday and Sunday.
For the men, A flight winners
Nere Bob Duncan and Bill
Nhalen 120, second were Tom
Senior and Amos Bass with 121
mnd third were J.C. Harris and
Thuck Peckham with 122.5. B
light winners were F. Barefoot
ind J. Shaughnessy with 116.5,
second were B. Smith and Mike
'arker with 119 and third were
3. Pedersen and S. Pedersen
Nith 122. C flight winners were
Stan Akus and Bob Benarick
Nith 124.5, second were M.
rhornburg and Dick Euler with
125.5 and third were C.
Stevenson and C. Stevenson
with 126.
For the women, first place
went to T. Senior at A. Bass at 61


and second place was a tie
between the team of B. Akus
and D. Benarick, the team of R.
Harris and M. Peckham and the
team of J. Fivecoat and P. Reid at
63.

Harder Hall
The ladies league played a low
gross, low net event on Monday.
A flight low gross winner Rona
Mason with 86 and low net win-
ner was Ronnie Hollander with
65. B flight low gross winner
was Polly Blumm with 100 and
low net winner was Barbara
Squires with 69.
Chip-in: No. 2, Liz Reinhardt.
The ladies league played
reduce one hole to par on the
front and back Feb. 22. The win-
ner was Polly Blumm with 59
and second place was Joyce
Himler with 65.
Chip-in: No. 1, Joyce Begg.

Highlands Ridge
The Winter Round Robin
event was completed on
Wednesday. Blue Flight winner
was the team of Fletcher and
Mitchell with 58 and tying for
second place were the team of
Higgins and Lawson and the
team of Dethlefs and Edwards
with 57 each. Green Flight win-
ner was the team of Negratto
and Ferrigan with 62, second
place was the team of West and
Thompson with 54 and third
place was the team of Messinger
and Wise with 52.
Red Flight winner was the
team of DeAngelo and Lowell
with 57 and tying for second
place were the team of Lynch
and Jacops and the team of
Wick and Myers with 55 each.
Orange Flight winner was the
team of Jackel and Howell with
66, second place was the team
of Hover and Albrecht with 53
and third place was the team of
Beastrom and Wicker with 52.
Yellow Flight winner was the
team of Morenzoni and Dias
with 63, second place was the
team of Reister and Stitzer with
61 and third place was the team
of Mangold and Ramsay with
54.
Nine-hole Blue Flight winner
was the team of Neilson and
Raynham with 43 and second
place was the team of Wilkenson
adlkalela with 32. Nine-hole
.iFh[ight winner was the
team of Scruton and Jerome
with 39 and second place was
the team of Hitmar and Haas
with 37.
Closest to the pin on No. 4:
(Monday) Edwards, 3-feet-5;
No. 7, Moore, 3-feet-8%; No. 13,
Hover, 8-feet-7 and No. 15,
Currie, 6 feet; (Wednesday)
Lowell, 5-feet-2%; No. 7, Myers,
2-feet-6; No. 13, Dethlefs, 2-
feet-10 and No. 15, Kirkpatrick,
2-feet-1.

Pinecrest
The men's association played
team and individual pro-am
points on Wednesday.
Winning first place was the
team of Roger Godin, Gene
Patenaude, Harry Hicks and
Bennie Benfield with plus-25
and second place was the team
of Jack Litalien, Joe Hyzny and
Larry Giangreco with plus-12.
Individual results: A division
winner was Roger Godin with
plus-6 and tying for second
place were Jim Peters, Walt
Casper and Jerry Chase with
plus-5 each. B division winner
was Jerry Hodges with plus-4. C
division winner was Joe Hyzny
with plus-10 and second place
was Harry Hicks with plus-9. D
division winner was Darrell
Bailey with plus-13 and tying for
second place were Bill
Williamson and Carl Sachetti
with plus-10.
The ladies association played
individual pro-am points on
Tuesday. A division winner was
Ginny Parks with plus-3, second
place was Mattie Rettinger with
even and tying for third place
were Fran Parks and Ruth Smith
with minus-1 each.
B division winner was Fran
Donahue with plus-3%Y, second
place was Brad Kurek with plus-
3 and third place was Ophelia
Jones with minus-l'/%.
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Jane Gerritry with minus-'/ each 17-under.
and third place was Ginny LaRue A morning scramble was
with minus-l'/. D division win- played Feb. 23. Tying for first
ner was Karen Soares with plus- place were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
5, second place was Mary and Mr. and Mrs. Austin and
McCamic with plus-3/ and third second place was Len Westdale.
place was Elissa Crothers with Individual results: First place
plus-2%. were Mr. and Mrs. Dray and sec-
The ladies association played ond place were Jim Wright and
Feb. 22. Tying for first place in A Peggy Nicholson.
division were Lois Kistler and The ladies association played
Phyllis Palmer with 70 each. a pro am tournament Feb. 22.
Tying for third place were Fran Winning first place was the team
Parks and Brad Kurek with 74 of Judy Wooten, Jeanette Rowe,
each. B division winner was Coleen Posey and Linda
Carol Hache with 72 and second Therrien with plus-131/, second
place was Ginny Cloutier with place was the team of Penny
76. Tying for first place in C divi- Anderson, Betty LeBlanc, Ann
sion were Joyce Ericson and Purdy and Francis Neil with
Karen Soares with 73 each and plus-10 and third place was the
third place was Helen team of Pat Kincer, Carole
Woodward with 74. McClay, Evelyn Read and Velma
Austin with plus-7/2.
Placid Lakes Individual results: First place
The men's associationplIayed was Carole McClay with plus-10,
one best ballon the fr tnot~~I second place wa's "Jeanette
two best balls on the 'ba~k-hon Rowe with.plus-7 and tying for
Wednesday. third place were Pauline Bridge
Winning first place was the and Donna Johnson with plus-5
team of Ray Deryckere, Darrell each.
Homey, Ed Bartusch and The Morrison Group played
Howard Ticknor with minus-26 Feb. 22. Winning first place were
and second place was the team Frank Conroy and Gil Heier with
of Don George, Chuck Wallin, 136, second place were Pete
Gary Hoekstra and Dave Moiles March and Ray Knauf with 137
with minus-25. and third place were Warren
Closest to the pin: No. 13, Herendeen and Wayne Carlin
George DesAutels, 13 inches. with 133.
The men's association played
River Greens a pro-am Feb. 21. Winning first
The men's association played place was the team of Vince
on Saturday. Winning first place Boever, Harry Neil, Wayne Carlin
was the team of J. Mariano, D. and Vin Stoddard with plus-8,
Seifart, G. Heier and D. Kelly second place was the team of
with minus-24, second place Jack Auman, Peter Bridge, Leo
was the team of T.H. Lewis, J. Persails and John D'Amanda
Auman, F. Conroy and F. Evan with plus-6/ and third place was
with minus-23 and third place the team of Lefty St. Pierre,
was the team of J. Yoder, W. Elton Cate, Neil Purcell and
Herendeen, B. Krug and R. Gordon Clauws with plus-6.
Lynch with minus-21. Individual results: A flight
Closest to the pin: No. 3, T.H. winner was Terry Dray with
Lewis, 7-feet-5'2; No. 5, P. plus-4, second place was
McCormac, 7-feet; No. 12, T.H. George Brode with plus-2 and
Lewis, 2-feet-4 and No. 17, L. third place was Peter Bridge
Persails, 10 feet. with plus-1'%. B flight winner was
An afternoon scramble was Lefty St. Pierre with plus-4, sec-
played Feb. 23. Winning first ond place was Paul Conkle with
place was the team of Jim plus-2 and tying for third place
Anderson, Harry Neil, Jim were Bill Mountford and Bruce
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winner was Al Farrell with plus-
61/ and tying for second place
were Harold Lee and Harry Neil
with plus-4 each. D flight winner
was John Yoder with plus-31/2
and tying for second place were
Gordon Clauws and Jack Auman
with plus-3 each.
The Morrison Group played
Feb. 20. Winning first place was
the team of G. Brode, K. Koon,
B. Stevens and A. Farrell with
minus-30, second place was the
team of D. Kelly, R. Delsasso, G.
Clauws and B. Mountford with
minus-28 and third place was
the team of L. Persails, L. Roy,
G. Heier and K. Kincer with
minus-27.
The Golfettes played Feb. 20.
Winning first place was the team
of L. Vaughn, J. Stevens, M.
Thomas and F. Neil with 120 and
second place was the team of B.
LeBlanc, P. Gower, J. Wooten
and M. Koon with 121. Tying for
'third place were-the team of P.
Bridge, P. Wedge, A. Kozak and,
A. Kelly and the team of C. Roy,
M. Lynch, A. Mack and P.
Anderson with 122 each.
The Morrison Group played
Feb. 19. Winning first place was
the team of F. Conroy, R. Knauf,
V. Stoddard and G. Heier with
minus-23, second place was the
team of J. Anderson, G. Heier, T.
Thomas and R. Lynch with
minus-20 and third place was
the team of B. Smith, K.
Brunswick, L. Persails and J.
Van Slooten with minus-17.

Sebring Golf Club
The Sebring Women's Golf
Association completed its two-
round member/member tourna-
ment Tuesday. The overall
champions were Peggy Curiel
and Sam Flippen with 120.
Championship flight winners
were Carolyn Sheraden and
Hilda Speck with 123.5, second
were Winnie Vinson and Shirley
Holt at 125.5 and third were Fran
Palmer and Johanna Wilsonat
130. The team of Carol Lacroix
and Barbara Donovan and the
team of Sonya Spatafore and Pat
Sickinger tied for fourth at
133.5.
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second place were Julie Couture
and Betty Downs with 125, third
place were Velma Barnard and
Pat Konzer with 125.5 and
fourth place were Bobbi Dorman
and Chris Young with 126.
Closest to the pin on No. 5
was Mary Howell and on No. 16
was Carol LaCroix.
The men's club championship
was completed Feb. 20. Overall
low gross champion was Grover
Crawford with 156 and overall
low net champion was Harold
Picking with 135.
Championship Flight: Low
gross was Gregg Brander with
160 and second place was John
Scott with 167. Low net was
Wayne Goodlett with 140 and
tying for second place were Tony
Mordenga and Jesse Duke with
148 each.
First Flight: Low gross was
Josef Curiel with 179 and sec-
ond place was Jim Brady with
188. Low net was Harry Thurber
with 139 and second place was
Harry Groppel with 145.
Yellow Tee Flight: Low gross
was Chet Reeves with 176 and
second place was J.F. Smith
with 181. Low net was Ralph
Sigrist with 136 and second
place was Norm Nesbitt with
144.

Sebring Hills
The Sebring Hills Golf Club
played individual pro-am points
at Sebring Golf Club on Monday.
A flight winner was Joe Hyzny
with plus-10, second place was
Jim Barnhart with plus-9 and
third place was a tie between
Roger Eicher and Bob Oxley at
plus-4. B flight winner was Cliff
Hall at plus-5, second place was
Ralph Wagaman at plus-3 and
third place was Frank Branca.
C flight winner was Richard
Ramazetti at plus-8, second
place was Pete Mezza at plus-5
and third place was Harry Hicks
at plus-4. D flight winner was
RuthAnn Zeltner at plus-10, sec-
ond place was Vince Johnston at
plus-9 and third place was a tie
between Jerry Edwards and
Brad Johnston at plus-6.

SpringLake
The men played four-man
teams for aggregate net points
.Feb. 22. First place was won.by .
. the team, of Ray Murdoch, Tom, ,:.,.
Bates, Paul Marchand and
Dorwin Van Gundy with 186 net
points. The team of George
Greene, Mike Rose, Bob Seelye
and John Schroeder finished
second with 176.
The men played two best balls
with four man teams on two
courses Feb. 20. First place on
Panther was won by the team of
Larry Sartory, Dale Stevens, Bill
Rentel and John Koller with a
net score of 122. The team of
Joe Austin, Dave Kamish,
Charles McWilliams and John
Schroeder won second in a
tiebreaker with the team of Bill
Lawens, Ray Albert, Ed Clay and
Dave Docherty, both in at 126.
On Cougar, first place was
won by the team of Gale Monda,
Paul Marchand, Bill
Schauwecker and a blind draw,
in at 117. The team of Dwight
Demitz, Pat Jaskowski, Charles
Keniston and Ray Normandin
won second in a tiebreaker with
the team of Harry Lassiter, Leon
Van, Bill Robbins and a blind
draw in third place, both in at
118.
Closest to the pin on Cougar-
9 were: Jan Hard, 15 feet; and
Bill Schauwecker, 4-feet-3.


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Senior Softball

Lake Placid Marine holds off Central

Security to take win, second place


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Lake Placid Marine held
on in the last inning for a 15-14 win over
Central Security in Wednesday's Lake Placid
Senior Softball League play at the Lake June
ball fields.
The winning effort was led by Victor
Rodriquez, who went 4-for-4 with an inside-
the-park home run to help his team improve to
a 7-5 record and second place in the league.
The vastly improved Central Security team
made it close with Dana Hurlbut and Tom
Walsh going 4-for-4 while Jim Hensley was 3-
for-4. The loss dropped Central Security deep-
er into the cellar with a record of 2-10.
The other game on Wednesday was also
close, as Seminole Tire once again rallied in
its last at bats to erase a three-run deficit and
score a 24-23 win over Advanced Mobile
Systems.


Todd Martin made several outstanding plays
in the field as well as getting five hits, includ-
ing a home run in the winning effort. Larry
Oser and Harley Smith also had home runs and
Paul Brand, Don Cunningham, Andy
Anderson, Cal Bready and Carl Hensley had
four hits each in the high scoring game.
The AMS team got its bats working again
with Mike Jurumu and Rod Palmer, in his last
game before heading back to Michigan, get-
ting four hits each. Bob Sheets had three hits
including a triple and two doubles and was
robbed of a triple by an outstanding catch by
Andy Anderson down the left-field line.
Harvey Jones also had three hits including a
triple to the fence, as did Dick Harmick.
The win for Seminole Tire keeps it in first
place at 9-3 while AMS drops below .500 to 7-
6. The idle Michelle Yates Insurance team
remains at 6-5.


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brought Lamb all the way
around to score and landed
Palmer on third.
Barnes followed with an
RBI single and later scored
when White's fly ball to left
was mishandled. Tate, who
had walked, came in on a wild
pitch and White made it 14-0
on an infield hit by Shantavia
Conner.
The fourth was the only
inning Avon Park failed to
score, or get a hit, although it


looked like the Devils might
score anyway.
With one out, Barnes was
hit by a pitch and Lander and
Tate both walked to load the
bases, but Booker's defense
tightened just enough to
escape any damage.
It would matter little, how-
ever, as Flores finished them
off in order in the fifth, end-
ing the game early on the 10-
run rule.
For the game, Lamb's three
hits led the offense while
Flores went five innings,
allowing just three runners
(on two walks and an error)
while striking out seven.


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The program will also offer a driver's view,
with in-car shots from the Acura-powered
LMP2.
For those who miss it, the show will be
aired again on Saturday, March 17, immedi-
ately before SPEED's live coverage of the 12
Hours of Sebring.
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LMP2 division will be contested by B-K
Motorsports' Lola B07/40 Mazda, van der
Steur Racing will field a Radical SR9 AER
while Horag Racing will bring their Lola


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Rahal/Letterman Racing, Flying Lizard
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Farnbacher Loles Motorsport and the
Autoracing Club Bratislava all running
Porsches. Ferrari 430 GTs will be put on the
track by JMB Racing, Petersen White
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Risi Competizione.
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Walker Memorial Academy
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Marlier battle down to the wire
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