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Publication Date: April 15, 2007
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Olympic Hopeful

Lake Placid'man shakes off depression


by training hard toward
on to Paralympic team


Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927

Sunday, April 15, 2007 www.newssun.com Volume 88/Number 45 75 cents


Boat racers to return to Lake Tulane in May
By BARRY FOSTER Ken Godwin said they .liked it so
News-Sun correspondent much they plan to come back again
AVON PARK Despite blustery this year. The 2007 edition of the
conditions on Lake Tulane last year, Lightning on the Water Regatta will
competitors from the Peace River be held May 12-13 on Lake Tulane.
p Outboard Racing Association said The Avon Park Chamber of
a C n .. th . ll of o e pr i they had a blast racing on the water Commerce recently secured $7,150
.e -Iithere for the first time in nearly two in sanctioning fees for the event
News-Sun file photo decades.
Outboard racing on Lake Tulane got good reviews from racers, fans and area residents last year. In fact, association spokesman See RACERS, page 3A



Parents, schools now


closely Connect-ED Earth Day. April 22

New phone system will allow district
to contact all parents in just minutes
By TREY CHRISTY gap and help parents sta."
trey.christy@newssun.com engaged."
When students forget, lose. For less than $50,000 a
or misplace impor- year, the district can
tant announce- contact every parent
ments, parents miss in minutes by phone
important events. for a iaret of rea-
Last week, stu- t sons ranging from
dents were sent emergencies to rou-
home with flyers tine announcements V
announcing the and even attendance p -
launch of Connect- questions. r. W -e a
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H had y too much and s smaller dis- David -Pops' Bocicaut removes unwanted material from a semi-trailer about
Highlands Countytrictsuse the serv- half full of old news print at the Highlands Count) recycling center.
School Board. information ice from the ,.
Those not receiv- that does half-million stu- R to
ing flyers about the dents enrolled in Recycling is one easy way tokeep
April. 12-.Connect-. /tot f kq Miami-Dade -and .
ED phone.message firon the- range -County
Superintendent School into school district to Highlands and Earth beautiful
WVall Cox left for Madison and
parents of all the child's Gilchrist counties, 0 Plenr) oflocal Earth Da\ activities. 9.A Haninmmock State Park and Lake Placid'
Highlands County backpack which serve under By KEVIN J. SHUTiT De ane Park
students are some of and home 3,000 students u, m.ihuut@tne'ssan.com L. coordinator of the non-proftt Keep
-the people schools each. SEBRING Earth DaN is just another Highlands Count\ Beautiful. Cooper work,
wanted to contact. 'to the More than opportunity for Sherri Cooper to fulfill her u nh Chrit\y Reed. Highlands Count\ rec\-
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much information enrolled in Beautiful. Reed manages the collectng. procesing
that does not make WALLY COX Highlands County. Earth DaN is April 22. with activities
it from the school Superintendent In the letter sent planned for Saturda.d at Highlands See EARTH. page 9A
into the child's home to parents,
backpack and home to the Cox said the system will
parents," Cox said. "With improve communication,
the Connect-ED service,, we resulting in more-involved
now have the right tool to
help us close the backpack See CONNECT, page 5A



Memories of World War II clear as a bell for reunited veterans


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Bill Cline (left) and John Heckman have been joining with seven other
members of their W.W.II unit every year for the last 17 years, to remi-
nisce.


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING
R member them in their
prime, as they are in the
group photo taken in 1944
the 225 young men of
the 471st Ordinance Evacuation, 3rd
Army.
Most are in their late teens. Most
are from the Midwest. All of them
are white.
Standing tall, they stare out into
history on the eve of their entry into
World War II.
Their hats tilt at jaunty angles,
tipped over faces solemn with antic-
ipation; their energy palpable, near-
ly two generations later.
On Thursday afternoon, in the
Quality Inn & Suite's Patio Room,


'They were the best
years of our lives.

JOHN HECKMAN

with the Florida sunshine pouring
in, worlds away from war, seven of
those 225 men gathered, family
members at their sides. They have
gathered every year in a different
city for 17 years. This year found
them reuniting in Highlands County.
Their numbers dwindling. The
seven are only a handful of the 28
still living. Slowed down now and
frail, bent and gnarled and hard of
hearing, they move slowly in their
80s, finally arrived at a ripe old age.
But in the winter of their lives,


their memories live as sharp as a
knife.
They take turns in talking, then
their voices overlap with excitement
as the past cascades out.
They trained at Fort Chafee, Ark.,
they say, and in thd desert of
California, before being shipped out
to Scotland, then moved down to
England.
Setting out across the channel on
July 10, 1944, they landed on
Omaha Beach in Normandy, France
two days later, just over a month
after D-day.
Crossing the channel, they knew
they had finally entered the fighting
when they were attacked by a
German bomber and watched while
See VETERANS, page 9A


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Sin brief


Precautionary boil
water notice rescinded

AVON PARK The April
10 boil water notice issued
last week to residents in the
Pine Acres area of Avon Park
has been rescinded.
The areas affected are
Avon Boulevard South to
Lake Byrd between Oleander
Drive and U.S. 27.
The notice is rescinded
following the action taken to
correct the problem and the
satisfactory completion of
the bacteriological survey
showing that the water is
safe to drink.
If you have any questions,
call Avon Park Public Works
at 452-4427; Avon Park
Water Department at 452-
4433; and Avon Park Police
Department at 453-6622.


Center celebrates 25th
anniversary

AVON PARK Just 25
years ago,- the Avon Park
Community Child
Development Center opened
its doors.
Since then, the mission
was to be the best early
childhood provider in Avon
Park.
The APCCDC is inviting
the community to celebrate
its 25th anniversary from 2-4
p.m. today at the Avon Park
Community Center, 310 W.
Main St.
Children will be singing
and there will be a
- PowerPoint presentation
from the last 25 years of the
center's activities.
The program will also talk
about the history of the cen-
ter, founded by Shirley Furr
and the late Gwen Sanders-
Hill in April 1982.
The APCCDC provides
educational, health and nutri-
tion services for children,
and empowers parents to uti-
Slize community partners in.
parenting.
The center participates in
the Voluntary Pre-,
Kindergarten program, as
well as providing Head Start
programs for both part day,
part year and full day year-
round.
It is also accredited by the
National Association for the
Education of Young Children
and are an Early Steps
provider to children with dis-
abilities up to 3 years of age,
and offer a child care food
program and contracted sub-
sidized child care.

Women's Health
Conference set

AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
is hosting a women's health
conference from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday, May 19, in
the SFCC University Center,
Highlands Campus. The con-
ference is sponsored by the
Healthy Start Coalition
through a grant from the
Highlands County
Department of Health.
The conference is geared
toward women of childbear-
ing age and will address the
issues of preconception and
interconceptional health.
Topics will include nutrition
and exercise, substance use
and abuse, yearly physical
exams, stress and depression,
baby spacing and family
planning, and environmental
health issues. Lunch will be
provided.
The conference is free, but
is limited to 50 participants.
Pre-registration is required.
To register, call 382-7208 or
382-7233.


Miss Avon Park hopefuls


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Anamarie Figueroa (front row, from left), Amber
Massey, Angela Garcia, (back row) Alexandria Ware,
Araceli Marin, Quacey Fletcher and Brittany Townsend
are seven of the 10 contestants who will compete in the
2007 Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce pageant.
The pageant will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening
at the South Florida Community College Auditorium.
The event is open to the public and tickets can be pur-
chased for $3 at the door.


Tax reform panel gets lesson

on Florida financial history


By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE -
Florida's new Taxation and
Budget Reform Commission
received a primer Friday on
the state's financial- history
from the state's revenue chief
and governor's budget direc-
tor.
Department of Revenue
executive director Jim
Zingale ,told the commission
that its efforts will affect all
levels of government for
years to come.
"Some of this stuff hasn't
been looked at in a very long,
long, long time," Zingale
said.
The 25-member commis-
sion has the power to put pro-
posed state constitutional
amendments on the ballot and
can offer recommendations to
the Legislature. A similar
commission met in 1990-92
and others are scheduled to
meet at 20-year intervals from
now.
Gov. Charlie Crist's budget
director, Jerry McDaniel, dis-


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cussed the state's bonding
obligations and goals, noting
it's a favorite way to make
land purchases' and build
roads.
The commissioners later
stalled in debate over whether
members could vote on an
issue if they were unable to
personally attend the monthly
meetings. After roughly a
half-hour of discussion,
Chairman Allan Bense of
Panama City said he'd
appoint a committee to make
a decision next month.
Bense said he was used to
legislative protocol .that
required. members to be pres-
ent to vote.
The commissioners also
agreed on meeting at 10 a.m.
on the third Friday of each
month for the. next 14 months
except for September and
December to avoid religious
holidays. The panel next
meets May 18 in Tallahassee.
The commission must act
by May 4, 2008, to put
amendments on the
November 2008 ballot.


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Heartland a strong candidate for


rural broadband internet service


Meeting about study's
findings to be held
Wednesday in Sebring
Special to the News-Sun
FAIRFAX, Va. PLT,
which offers turnkey solu-
tions to communities left
behind in the nation's migra-
tion to Broadband Internet
access, has released the find-
ings of a feasibility study con-
ducted on behalf of the
Florida Heartland Rural
Economic Development
Initiative.
The study concludes that
Florida's Heartland is a strong
candidate for the launch of a
rural ISP. However extending
affordable service to anyone
who wants it will require
active community participa-
tion.
PLT worked with FHREDI
to study the feasibility, eco-
nomic impact and technology
considerations to create the
business case and service roll-
out for fast Internet in the six
counties of Highlands,
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry and Okeechobee and
four cities of Belle Glade,
Immokalee, Pahokee and
South Bay within two years.
PLT developed an innova-
tive proposal, based on its
Lean Build MethodologyTM,
to finance this rapid creation
of universal Internet access
capacity, combining new
investment in the region with
bank financing and other
financing options, coupled
with community support
ideas, which together could
give the region the Internet
access it wants.
"Florida's Heartland offers
a rural lifestyle with access to
a skilled workforce, global
transportation routes, and a
strong network of public-pri-
vate partnerships," said Lynn,
Topel, Executive Director of
FHREDI.
"Providing reliable access
to Broadband services will
provide our residents and
business community with


expanded lifestyle and busi-
ness applications. The study
PLT prepared illustrates that
our region is not beyond the
reach of Broadband."
PLT's study uncovered the
following:
Using many existing
facilities, the network could
be built in two years.
There would be a product
offered to ensure even those
that are light Internet users
could afford to switch to
Broadband.
To launch, the rural
Internet Service Provider will
need to build three networks:
One to deliver the service,
one to share Internet capacity
between the points of deliv-
ery, and one to connect the
region to the Internet's back-
bone in West Palm and
Tampa.
To build and operate
these three networks will
require over $60 -million,
which would be financed in


part by private equity, bank
loans and an equipment lease.
Numerous sources exist
that could fund this equip-
ment lease. It needs to be a
community priority to devel-
op this source of financing.
The initiative relies on
the willingness of residents
and businesses to use the
service and for the businesses
and local, state and federal
agencies to do all they can to
ensure the provider can meet
its business goals.
Learn more about the study
findings and next steps at a
public meeting Wednesday at
the Heartland Workforce One-
Stop Career Center.
The first of two meetings in
Sebring is a Usage
Stimulation Meeting at 8
a.m.; the next meeting is for
ISP's meeting beginning at 10
a.m.
For more information con-
tact Cheryl Sharp at 385-
4900.


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Springing into some fun at Avon Elementary's Spring Carnival


News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS
Danielle Vera, 3, kicks a soccer ball with all her might Friday evening during the
spring carnival at Avon Elementary School.


First grader Rory Collier, 8, takes part in the
strongman competition, while his family watches in
the background.


Coach Buddy Hunter heckles kids before,getting Kindergarten student Javariuss Smith, 6, finds a needle in the hay stack and'runs
dunked in the tank. to claim his prize.


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RACERS
Continued from 1A
from the Highlands County Tourist
Development Commission.,
Godwin will be the event chairman for
this year's races. He said he got into the
sport of motorboat racing growing up and
watching his dad race outboards and for
him, last year's outing on Lake Tulane was
more than nostalgic.
"Avon Park was always a real special
race. So being able to be part of that last
year was important not just for me but
for a lot of people," he said.
The race course will be about the same
layout as last year. It is a course that fairly
well replicates the circuit run up until the
middle 1980s, when the race took a hiatus.
Godwin said he hoped to see more boats
and drivers this time as word about racing
on Lake Tulane spreads throughout the rac-
ing community.
There were 86 boats and racers that
competed in the 2006 competition, but
Godwin said that number could climb to
better than 100 on the strength of reports
from last year's event.
"Mostly they come from Florida, Georgia
and Alabama, but last year there were some
guys from Maine and some from Michigan
here, too it really depends on what time
of the year the race is held," he said.
While the wind made it tough on the
boaters last year, Lake Tulane is considered
to be a prime spot for racing, mostly
because of its geographical location in a
sort of "bowl" of land that provides wind
barrier all the.way around.
"Guys all over the country have quoted
this as the best lake," said Harry Pinner Jr.
of West Palm Beach, who 'has raced on
Tulane both as a youngster and young adult.
There had been concerns by neighbors
last year about the possibility of noise and
litter during the re-institution of the race.
However, a pre-event test showed the vol-
ume levels would be acceptable and a resi-
dential survey following the affair was pos-
itive.
John Sedlock said to his knowledge, most
of the neighborhood residents went down to
the beach to watch the races for "race par-
ties." Moreover, there were no complaints
about either traffic or trash.
"I didn't hear anything negative from
anybody," he said.
Those remarks were echoed by Lake
Tulane resident Charles Devlin, who point-
ed out the association had made good on all
their promises from fencing of private prop-
erty to the silencers which were installed on
the motors to mitigate the sound.


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Cornerstone Hospice hosts Living to 100


Courtesy photo
Dr. Lucy Ertenberg (from left) answers questions from the audience, at panel's table includ-
ing James M. Weaver and Jason A. Penrod, both with elder law specialist firm Weaver &
McClendon, P.A. in Lake Wales, and Richard L. McAdams, a certified financial planner with
Morgan Stanley in Orlando.


Special to the News -Sun-
LAKE WALES A panel
of experts provided a compre-
hensive presentation to a siz-
able Lake Ashton audience in
Lake Wales on Tuesday on the
subject "Living to 100."
Renowned personalities in the
fields of Hospice medicine,
elder law issues and asset pro-
tection for seniors were on
hand during a panel discus-
sion, making their presenta-
tions and answering questions
from the audience at the Lake
Ashton ballroom.
The panel included notable
Auburndale physician Dr.
Lucy Ertenberg medical
director in Highlands, Hardee
and Polk counties for non-
profit Cornerstone Hospice.
Ertenberg addressed the sub-
jects of "Health Care
Surrogates, Hospice Care and


the Five Wishes," stressing
the importance of having 'a
patient's wishes made known
to relatives, caretakers and
put in writing at an early
stage; James M. Weaver,
attorney at Weaver &
McClendon, P.A. in Lake
Wales, presented on the sub-
jects of "Advance Directives;
It's a Hard Life (or Worse)
Without Them," discussed
today's higher life expectancy
and the durable power of
attorney instrument; Jason A.
Penrod, attorney also at
Weaver & McClendon, P.A.
discussed the subject of
"Long Term Care Planning,
What Are the Options?," cov-
ering real estate properties,
revocable trusts, social secu-
rity and overall asset protec-
tion; *and Richard L.
McAdams, a certified finan-


cial planner with Morgan
Stanley of Orlando, covered a
number of financial and asset
protection issues of concern
for seniors under the theme
"How Will This Economy
Affect Your Retirement?"
The panel discussion was
arranged by the Cornerstone
Hospice Foundation, a non-
profit organization serving
Highlands, Hardee and Polk,
counties, according to Dan
Dague and Sherry Reed, coor-
dinators for the foundation.
Cornerstone Hospice services
patients and their families
facing a life-limiting, life-
threatening illness regardless
of age, sex, race, creed, nature
of illness or ability to pay.
The non-profit is at 1285 First
Street South, corner Avenue
'0' in Winter Haven, phone
(863) 291-5560.


Suspected burglar takes deputies on four-mile chase


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
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LAKE PLACID He ran
and he swam, but a Lake
Placid teenager couldn't elude
the Highlands County
Sheriff's canines.
James Walker, 17, of Lake
Placid, was arrested at 12:55
p.m. after a three-hour pursuit
Saturday for burglary of an
auto, grand theft, violation of
juvenile probation and resist-
ing arrest without violence,
Lt. Kenny Johnson said.
"The victim came out and
caught him in the process,"
Johnson said. "He walked up
on him, attempted to grab him


and hold him for us."
But, the suspect fled A
speaker box, running
four miles and taking a
Lake Grassy before there
teams caught up to him.
From Lake Placid
Resort, Walker ran
across Old State Road
near the truck stop at C
Road 29 and U.S. 27 b
doubling back to Lake G
"He was swimming a
the rim of the lake," Jo
said, noting that reside
the area pointed him out
officers. "When we got
on him, he came out
lake and started ru


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to Felicia DeMarino
county
before Felicia (Frontino)
;rassy. DeMarino, 86, of Lake Placid,
round died Tuesday, April 10, 2007,
hnson in Avon Park.
nts in Born in Oil City, Pa., she
to the moved to Lake Placid in
t eyes 2001, from Suffern, N.Y. She
of the worked with her husband for
inning many years in New York. She
was a homemaker. She was a
Catholic.
Survivors include her son.
Sam of Lake Placid: brother,
3 Joseph Frontino of Stoney
Point, N.Y.; sisters, Mary Barr
and Josie, both of Haverstraw,
N.Y.; one grandchild.
Visitation and funeral serv-
ice will be at 6 p.m., Monday,
April 16, at the Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home in
Lake P-lacid, with Father
Vincent Llaria of the St.
James Catholic Church (ol
Lake Placid) officiating.
Interment will be in the F.W.
Loescher Veterans Cemetery
in New Hempstead, N.Y.

Robert Porter
Robert W. Porter.
78, of Sebring, died
April 12, 2007.
Born in Chicago, he was a
veteran of the U.S. Army.
S serving during the Korean
S Conflict. He was a retired
chief mail clerk for the state
of Kentucky prior to moving
to Florida in 1990. He moved
to Sebring in 2000 from Fort
Lauderdale. He wa's a mem-,
ber of Christ Fellowship,
Sebring.
He is survived by his wife,
Elizabeth; children, Roby
Hinton of Kissimmee, Juan
Sarda Jr. of Miami and Cindy
Ernst of Oldsmar; 11 grand-
children and three great
grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m.
Monday at Lakeview
Memorial Gardens
Mausoleum, Avon Park, with
Pastor Eugene Haas officiat-
iig. Morris Funeral Chapel,


pect Wayne Gunn and K-9
Sarge, Louis Pratts and K-9
Blue and Chris Gunter and his
dog, for which the lieutenant
didn't have a name.
Walker resides with his


grandmother on Copperhead
Road at Lake Placid RV
Resort, which is the same
street his alleged victim lives
on, Johnson said.
Other than fatigue, there


were no injuries to the offi-
cers, victim or the suspect.
"He had a bunch of scratch-
es, superficial,' on him from
going through the woods run-
ning from us," Johnson said.


Obituaries


Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.

Faith Reagan
Faith Hope. Reagan, 60, of
Sebring, died Thursday, April
12, 2007, in Sebring.
Born in Lakewood, Ohio,
she had been a resident of
Sebring since 2003, coining
from Ashland, Ohio. She was
a certified nursing assistant.
She was a member of the
Columbiettes of the Knights
of Columbus. She was a mem-
ber of Our Lady of Grace
Catholic Church in Avon
Park.
Survivors include her hus-
band, William James; daugh-
ters, Shannon Reagan of
Cleveland, Ohio and Colleen
Peggs of Ashland, Ohio; son,
Sean of Sebring; sister,
Beverly Farrell -of Sebring;
brothers, Walt Overton of
Cleveland, Ohio and Wayne
Overton of Sebring; and five
grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m., on Monday,
April 16, at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home in
Sebring. A funeral Mass will
follow at 1:30 p.m., at Our
Lady of Grace Catholic
Church in Avon Park.
Memorial contributions
may .be made to Good
Shepherd Hospice of
Highlands County, 4418 Sun
'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872.

Charles Smith
Charles H. Smith,
94, of Avon Park,
died April 11, 207.
Born in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, he moved to Avon Park
in 1969. He served three years
in the Iowa National Guard
before going to work for the
government as a civilian. He
retired after 35 years as chief,
Finance Division of Bureau of
Pubic Records. Through his
work 'he traveled to every


state in the union. He was the
recipient of the Silver Award,
second highest honor the fed-
eral government can bestow
upon a civilian. After retiring
he worked as a consultant in
highway construction and
finance for developing coun-
tries and areas such as Africa,
Middle East, Caribbean,
South and Central America.'
He was very active in civic
activities in Avon Park. He
helped with restoration of
Pinecrest Golf Club, a mem-
ber of the Avon park lions
Club and a "Life" Lion, which
he was very involve din the
worldwide vision of saving
sight, serving as president of
the club, Sight-First
Campaign, Florida Lions Eye
Bank. He was a "Life" Elk,
Sebring Elks :Lodge 1529,
National Association of
Retired Federal Employees,
Chapter 288, Highlands
Republican Executive
Committee, Highlands First
Republican Women, Heritage
Foundation and Young
Americas Foundations.
He is survived by his
daughter, Margaret "Peg"
Shaw of Avon Park; sons,
Charles W. of Apopka and
Lawrence "Larry Crismond of
Lighthouse Point; 10 grand-
children, 11 great-grandchil-
dren and one great-great-
grandson.
Memorial services will be
at 2 p.m. Monday at Fountain
Funeral Home with Father
John Belfield and Pastor
Robert Johnson officiating.


The National Guard will post
guard. Inuinment will be at a
later date in Virginia.
Memorial, contributions
may be made to Camp
Courageous of Iowa, P.O. Box
418, Monticello, IA 52310-
0418 or Florida- Lions Eye
Bank, P.O. Box 016880,
Miami, FL 33101. Fountain
Funeral Home, Avon Park, is
in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Lewis
Gordon R. Lewis,
84, a former resi-
dent of Sebring for
52 years, died Friday, April
13, 2007, in Palmyra, Pa.
Born in Hershey, Pa., he
was a welder. He served in the
United States Army during
World War II. He was a mem-
ber of the Lebanon Church of
the Brethren in Lebanon, Pa.
Survivors include his wife,
Ruth; and brother, Paul of
Lebanon, Pa.
A private memorial service
will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the Lebanon
Valley Brethren Home, Good
Samaritan Fund, 1200 Grubb
St., Palmyra, PA 17078.
Arrangements are being
handled by Rothermel
Funeral Home, Inc. Palmyra,
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Lake Placid's West training hard in hopes of making Paralympics


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.cont
LAKE PLACID
P aralympic hopeful
Keane West lives to
ride. Literally.
"I was used to
walking like a cat on the
limbs," 38-year-old West
said, describing the Sept. 18,
2000, fall that forever
changed his life.
He owned Mother Nature's
Lawn and Tree Service. He
was in a tree, fell 35 feet
through an aluminum carport,
hit the deck and woke up a
week later at Tampa General
Hospital.
"It literally folded me in
half," he said, explaining he
hadn't attached his safety
line.
Paralyzed from the belly
button down and with metal
rods the length of his back,
he spent three months in
physical therapy. As reality
settled in, he was diagnosed
with bipolar disorder, became
depressed and made several
suicide attempts.
"It was hard to watch him
try to re-establish himself,'.'
Christine West, his wife of
14'/2 years, said.
She quit her job because,
while she was at work, he
invariably would end up in
the hospital after another
despondent attempt on hlis
own life.


Their only income is his
monthly $1,000 disability
check, she said.
"I'd rather make do on that
than risk not having him
around anymore," Christine
West said, watching her hus-
banc demonstrate his handcy-
cle on Hillside Drive. "He's a
ham... It's hard for him to not
look at the camera."
Keane West said he owes
his life to the Freedom Ryder
hand cycle given to him by
Dr. Bill Shriner and Charles
and Ann Reynolds.
The recumbent bike has
two rear wheels and one
front. In a configuration
opposite traditional, upright
bicycles, the Freedom
Ryder's hand-operated pedal
cranks are aft and the gears
cassette is forward.
West steers by leaning into
turns, much like an able-bod-
ied cyclist. An under-seat
damper allows him to tighten
up the steering when he's
running in a pace line or
loosen it when he's bombing
switchbacks.
He's been riding the bike
for five years, but didn't get
serious about training until
eight months ago when he set.
his sights on qualifying for
the U.S. Paralympic team.
Unlike the Special
Olympics where every com-
petitor is a winner, the
Paralympics is highly com-


CONNECT
Continued from 1A
and better-informed parents.
When parents are involved and know what's
going on at school, students perform better,
Cox said.
Connect-ED is flexible, able to send mass
messages to the district's student body or tar-
get groups such as parents of pupils on a spe-
cific bus or members of a certain club. i:
Thursday's test run successfully contacted
81 percent of households called. Most. of the
unsuccessful calls were due to incorrect phone
numbers.
The main reason for the test run was to
make sure the correct numbers were in the sys-
tem, data technician Sharon Giguere said.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Keane West, of Lake Placid, describes the features of his handcycle, which he began riding
five years ago. Paralyzed from the waist down, West's goal is to make the cut for the U.S.
Paralympic handcycling- team.


petive and requires the same
level of physical, mental and
fiscal commitment from its
"olympians as does the
Olympic Games from its ath-
letes.
"It makes me feel like I'm
still alive," West said after an
emotional recount of darker
days, from which he's been
riding away one revolution of
his hand cranks at a time. "It
beats sitting on this couch
and watching that TV."


"We have a report of statistics of who was
contacted and that was exactly what we want-
ed," she said. "So far, everything looks good;
we are excited."
Connect-ED will be implemented Monday.
Parents could learn their child is playing
hooky if schools opt to use a function that
addresses truancy..
Overuse of Connect-ED, however, could
result in annoyed parents.
Cox gave the following tips on using
Connect-ED:
1Automated calls from a school or the dis-
trict will display the school or district's num-
ber.
1 Background noise will cause messages to
stop and start. If possible, move to a quiet area
or press the mute button.
1 To. replay, a message, press the star key.


He rides 100 miles per
week. He rests Saturdays and
hits the gym Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays for
three-hour, post-lunch ses-
sions.
Cora Rehabilitation gave


West a free membership.
Having lost his business
after the accident nobody
would insure him anymore -
and living off his disability,
West said he can use all the
help he can get in reaching


his goal.
His expenses vary from
travel to replacing his tubular
tires, which can cost in ,
excess of $70 each. The Bike
Shop in Sebring discounts its
labor on his hand cycle.
In order to qualify for the
Paralympics, West is getting
experience in several races
across the country and he
hopes to make the
Paralympic tryouts in June.
He already has several first-
place titles to his credit.
Seacoast National Bank,
199 U.S. 27 North, Lake
Placid, established account
No. 4530007386 for dona-
tions.
In addition, West is look-
ing for sponsors who might
help him upgrade to a faster,
lighter and more competitive
hand cycle.
He can be reached at 273-
0955 or
keanewst@yahoo.com.
West was in Jacksonville
on Saturday for the
Jacksonville Cycling Classic,
where he competed in a cri-
terium and 20-mile road race.
Today he's driving to
Rome, Ga., for the Tour de
Georgia.


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Continuing the strong sup-
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Veterans Affairs in meeting
the needs of returning combat
veterans, VA announced the
Department is immediately
hiring 100 new patient advo-
cates to help severely injured
veterans and their families
navigate VA's systems for
health care and financial ben-
efits. The patient advocates
will be veterans of the combat
theaters in Iraq or
Afghanistan. Their job will be
to ensure a smooth transition
for wounded service members
to VA health care facilities
throughout the nation, while
also cutting through red tape
for other benefits.
The department's network
of four "polytrauma centers"
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the most seriously injured


veterans, has recently been
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which will provide world-
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to home for more veterans.
All VA health care profes-
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mandated training in diagnos-
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or TBI, which frequently
involves brain injuries with-
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VA will soon also begin
screening all its patients who
are veterans of the Global
War on Terror for TBI.
To ensure VA is taking
advantage of the latest tech-
nology, treatment, innova-
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VA will establish a panel of
outside experts to review its
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Sunday, April 15, 2007 7A


School menus


Breakfasts and lunches being
served in the Highlands County
School District for the upcom-
ing week of April 16-20
include:

High schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk.and juice.
Monday-Friday: French
toast sticks, sausage patty,
chicken biscuit, grits, scram-
bled eggs with ham, pizza
bagel, sausage biscuit, grits,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted fruit juice, milk
variety.
Lunches
Monday-Friday: Burger
value meal, pizza value meal,
lasagna roll-up value meal,
chicken tenders value meal,
chef salad value meal, south-
western chicken salad value
meal, turkey and cheese sub
value meal, chicken sandwich,
baked macaroni and cheese
value meal, ham and cheese sub
value meal, lasagna roll-up with
meal value meal, chicken


nuggets value meal, hoagie sub
value meal, sliced turkey value
meal, fruit or baby carrots, 100
percent vitamin C beverage,
milk variety.

Middle schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday-Friday: French
toast sticks, sausage patty, Trix
cereal bar, chicken biscuit,
grits, blueberry poptart, scram-
bled eggs with ham, Cinnamon
Toast Crisp cereal, pizza bagel,
cinnamon poptart, sausage bis-
cuit, grits, Cocoa Puffs cereal
bar, orange juice, cinnamon
toast, apple juice, fat free
chocolate milk, assorted cere-
als, milk variety.
Lunches
Monday-Friday: Chicken
nuggets with mashed potatoes
and roll, burger value meal,
chicken sandwich value meal,
chef salad value meal, south-
western chicken salad value
meal, turkey and cheese sub
value meal, barbecue rib sand-


wichf with potato chips, chicken
tenders value meal, ham and
cheese sub value meal, corn
dogs with baked beans, Italian
sub value meal, hot dog on a
bun with potato puffs, Mama
Sophia's pizza, tossed salad,
100 percent vitamin C bever-
age, asserted fresh fruits or
baby carrots, milk variety.

Elementary schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday-Friday: French
toast sticks, sausage patty,
Golden Grahams, chicken bis-
cuit, grits, doughnut, string
cheese, scrambled eggs with
ham, Cinnamon Toast Crisp,
pizza bagel, cinnamon poptart,
sausage biscuit, grits, Lucky
Charms cereal, fat free choco-
late milk, apple juice, orange
juice, cinnamon toast, assorted
cereals, milk variety.
Lunches
Monday-Friday: Chicken
nuggets with mashed potatoes
and roll, turkey chef salad,


jumbo cheese ravioli with
cheese bread, tossed salad, ham
chef salad, corn dog nuggets,
baked beans, cherry gelatin,
barbecue rib sandwich with
.potato chips, chicken patty
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Highlands County Commission Agenda
April 17, 2007


1. Meeting called to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of
Allegiance
3. Announcements
Tuesday, 3 p.m., Growth
Management Committee, 311
W. Interlake Blvd., Lake
Placid
Thursday, 10 a.m., Lake
Istokpoga Management
Committee, 4509 George
Blvd., Sebring, Room 3
4. Consent agenda
A. Request approval to pay
all duly authorized bills and
employee benefits April 17
B. Request approval of an
Adopt-A-Road Agreement
with Heartland Spring Water,
Inc.
C. Request approval of an
Adopt-A-Road Agreement
with Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
D. Request approval of an
Adopt-A-Road Agreement
with Phi Theta Kappa at


South Florida Community
College
E. Request approval of an
Adopt-A-Road Agreement
with Heartland Board of
Realtors
F. Request approval of an
Adopt-A-Road Agreement
with Francis 2 Mobile Home
Park
G. Request approval of an
Adopt-A-Road Agreement
with the Audubon Society of
Highlands County
H. Request approval of an
Adopt-A-Road Agreement
with Archbold Biological
Station
I. Request approval of
Budget amendment 06-07-
153
J. Request approval of
Resolution & budget amend-
ments 06-07-144; 147; 148
5. Action


President, Highlands County
Bar Association: Request
approval of a Proclamation in
recognition of "Law Day" on
April 30
B. Sheriff Susan Benton:
Presentation of Sheriff's April
2007 Quarterly Report
C. Missie Barletto, South
Florida Water Management
District: Request approval of
a Proclamation in recognizing
April as "Water Conservation
Month"
D. Pete Zeegers, chairman,
Children's Services Council:
Request to appoint Kevin
Roberts as "Director
Emeritus" and lifetime direc-
tor of the Children's Services
Council
E. Chairman Guy Maxcy:.
Request approval of a
Proclamation in recognition
of Kevin Roberts' retirement
10 a.m. Break please join
us in the lobby for Kevin
Roberts' retirement reception


A. Warwick "Bud" *Furr,-` F. Coun> Engineer.


1. Request approval of the
2006/2007 Railroad Crossing
Signal Safety Program
Agreement for Grade
Crossing Traffic Control
Devices, Desc. Citrus Avenue
(Ranier Drive), Highlands
County, and a Resolution
authorizing Board Chairman
to execute said Agreement
2. Request approval and
signature for the Second
Amendment to OTTED
Agreement of 04-015 between
the Office of Tourism, Trade,
and. Economic Development
(OTTED) and Highlands
County on behalf of Georgia-
Pacific Corporation
G. County Administrator:
1. Request approval of the
proposed Action Steps
2. Request approval of a
Resolution in reference to
Wetland Protection legislation
6. Citizens not on the agen-
da (Five minute time limit)
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SFCC Dental Education students are acting out what they ve learned


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Three casts of
South Florida Community College
Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting
students are taking to the stage to
share the message that "It's Cool to
Brush" with first- and second-
grauers.
The students are performing the
30-minute show "Kool B" at Sun 'N
Lake Elementary School twice on
Monday, April 24, and at Fred Wild
Elementary School on Wednesday,
April 27.
The show was conceived by


Donna Davis, instructor, Dental
Education, at the request of the
Highlands Dental Society. When she
was in college, Davis acted in a sim-
ilar short production and re-created
the script for local children. In it,
"Kool B," the superhero of the den-
tal world, takes a group of children
on a mission, through the mouth as
he teaches them about the impor-
tance of brushing, flossing, and fluo-
ride in good dental health.
Among the characters are Jenny
Neutron, who introduces her friends
to Kool B; Drew, a sports fanatic


who knows less about dental care
than he thinks he does; and Sunny, a
shy girl who learns that it's OK to
lose a tooth. Their educational jour-
ney begins with a visit to the dentist,
played by Bob Sconyers, instructor,
Dental Assisting.
Along with being educational for
the audience, the show is a learning
experience for the performers as
they train for dental health careers.
"It's important for our students to
learn how to talk about dental care
with all age groups," Davis said.
The students agree on the benefit.


"It has taught us how to reach out to
the community and form partner-
ships," said Erin Tew, the second-
year Dental Hygiene student who is
playing Jenny Neutron.
"It will be valuable to the commu-
nity and the children," said Teressa
Flieniken, who is playing the role
she is preparing for in real-life: a
dental hygienist.
"Children can be scared of the
dentist, and this educates them in a
fun manner."
Christina Reyes, a Dental Hygiene
student who plays Drew, said the


program is forging good working
relationships between classmates. "I
want the dental community to bene-
fit from strength between the dental
hygienists and the assistants and for
'them to always be supportive of one
another."
For the inaugural performances,
Dr. Steven Guelff, a local dentist, is
donating 1,000 toothbrushes for
goody bags that will be given to
children in the audience.
Davis sees the program continuing
for years to come, with each class of,
students training their successors.


AARP offers driver
safety program
LAKE PLACID AARP
Driver Safety Program will
be offered at the following
locations during April:,
0 Monday and Tuesday,
from 12:30-4:30 p.m., co-
sponsored by Lake Placid
Elks Lodge in the clubhouse
at 200 County Road 621,
Lake Placid. Call Bill Brown
at 465-4303.
The cost of the course is
$10, payable to AARP at time
of registration. Any licensed
driver is eligible to take the
course. Those over 55 who
qualify, may receive a dis-
count on their auto insurance.

Papier Tole Art Show
set for today
SEBRING Papier Tole
Art Show, featuring birds,
flowers, landscapes, animals,
etc. by students of Sophie
Mandzuk will be from 1-4
p.m. today in the fellowship
center of the Sebring
Seventh-day Adventist
Church, 2106 State Road 17
North.
Everyone is welcome.
Admission is free.

'Musical Memories'
offered by dub
LAKE PLACID The
-Lake Placid Woman's Club
.presents "Musical Memories
with Rip." The show will be
held at the clubhouse from 4-
6 p.m. today. Refreshments
will be served.
Tickets are $10. For reser-
vations, call Barbara High at
381-9610. The clubhouse is
at 10 N. Main Ave., Lake
Placid
Rip is a local entertainer
who. entertains throughout
Highlands County. Join the
ladies for an afternoon of
great entertainment!

Primal Connection
plans drum circle


SEBRING The Primal
Connection and Highlands
Hammock State Park presents
A Community Drum Circle.
In the Park, from 3-5 p.m.
today at Highlands Hammock
State Park (in the circle by
the museum).
Everybody is welcome.
Bring a chair, or blanket,
bring an instrument if avail-
able, bring a snack, bring
something to drink, bring a
friend. This is an afternoon
for all ages.
Normal park entrance fee
applies ($4 per vehicle).
Primal Connection members
enter free, just show the card.
or wear a Primal T-shirt.
Join the Primal Connection
and make a joyous sound. No
experience necessary. Play
along, dance or just enjoy the
music. Some percussion
instruments will be available
for the public to use. This is
a fun event for the whole
family.
Contact Highlands
Hammock State Park, 386-
6094, or Fred Leavitt, 402-
8238, for more information,
or go to the Primal
Connection Web site at
www.primalconnection. org.

Moose serving up beef
dinners today
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Moose will have these
events this week in the lodge
for members and qualified
guests:
0 Today Pavilion open
12 noon. B&B beef dinner at
4 p.m. Karaokeby Keith
Willis 3:30-7:30 p.m.

RCMA opens
registration for Head
Start program
The Redlands Christian
Migrant Association is cur-
rently, taking applications for


registration into its Head
Start Program.
This program offers social,
dental, health services, as
well as language, vision,
mental development and
hearing screenings.
Individual learning is pro-
vided. The agency specializes
in helping children with dis-
abilities.
RCMA accepts children
ages 3, 4 and 5 (must be 3
years old by Sept. 1), chil-
dren with diagnosed disabili-
ties and low income families
who meet the federal income
guidelines qualify.
To register, bring Social
Security card if available,
birth certificate, Medicaid
card if applicable and income
verification items. If paid
weekly, four check stubs will
be necessary; if paid bi-
weekly, two check stubs; if
paid monthly, one check stub
or W-2 of 2006.
For more information, call:
Avon Park Head Start Center,
1417 S. Verona Ave., Avon
Park, 452-3880; Sebring
Head Start Center, 121
Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Sebring, 386-6137; Martin
Luther King CDC, 1801
Martin Luther King Terrace,
Sebring, 471-5381; and Hope
Villa Head Start Center, 2306
Hope Circle, Sebring, 314-
5924.

VFW Post 4300 has
Karaoke with Ben
SEBRING The Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 4300 in
Sebring will host the follow-
ing events during the month
of April:
Today Karaoke with
Ben from 5-8 p.m.
Monday VFW Post
4300 meeting is at 7 p.m.
Tuesday VFW Ladies
Auxiliary serve wings from
5-,7 p.m. Music by David
Cooper is from 5-8 p.m.


Sebring Eagles serving
up breakfast
SEBRING The Sebring
Eagles 4240 will host the fol-
lowing events during the
month of April:,
0 Today Breakfast will
be served from 8-11 a.m.
District meeting is at 3 p.m.

Veterans Council meets
at Elks Lodge
SEBRING The Veterans
Council of Highlands County
will hold its next regular
meeting Tuesday at the Elks
Lodge in Sebring. The meet-
ing begins with light snacks
being served at 6:30 p.m. and
the business portion of the
meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Guest speakers for the
evening will be Dr. Paul
Guzman, a physician with the
West Palm Beach VA
Hospital, and Dr. Jose
Thomas-Richards, an ortho-
pedic surgeon. Guzman is
involved with the treatment
of returning soldiers who
have been injured in the Iraqi
Freedom war. Thomas-
Richards, a member of the
National Guard, was
deployed to Iraq and
Afghanistan and has returned
to his Highlands County
practice.
The Elks Lodge is on
Kenilworth Boulevard. The
meeting will be in the
Lakeside Room. Parking is at
the rear of the building, near
the shores of Lake Jackson.

Two seminars offered
during Law Week
SEBRING The
Highlands County Bar
Association and the Justice
Parker Lee McDonald Law
Library (a Highlands County
public library) are offering
two free public seminars as
part of the'Law Week cele-
brations. The seminars ate


being given by local
Highlands County volunteer
attorneys.
The seminar on Florida
Landlord Tenant Laws will
be from 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Monday at the Sebring Civic
Center. Attorney Scott
LeConey will teach and dis-
cuss the Florida Landlord
Tenant laws on residential
property, discussing the land-
lord's rights of access to the
premises, violations by the
tenant and the landlord, evic-
tions and the process of ter-
minating a tenancy.
Attorneys Jane Hancock
and Robert Livingston will
teach Florida Living Wills,
Health Care.Surrogates &
Durable Powers of Attorney
from 5:15-6:30 p.m. Tuesday
at the Sebring Civic Center.
Hancock and Livingston will
teach this seminar on the
important health care deci-
sions that need to be made in
the event you become incom-
petent or incapable of com-
munication.
These seminars are free
and open to all. For more
information, call the Nancy
Thomas at 402-6621.

Retired federal
employees meet
SEBRING The National
Association of Retited
Federal Employees Highlands
County Chapter 288 will
meet on Tuesday at Homer's
Buffet in Sebring Square.
Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed
by the business meeting.
The guest speaker will be a
presentation by the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office. All
current and retired federal
employees (and their spous-
es) are invited to attend.

Good Sam Club
gathers in Okeechobee
OKEECHOBEE The
Good Sam Club of Florida is


coming back to the city of
Okeechobee. The club has
been holding its samborees in
Okeechobee since 1978.
Good Sam Club of Florida
will be at Okeechobee KOA
Resort from Wednesday
through Sunday, April 18-22.
Early birds will arrive
Tuesday.
Good Sam is the largest
recreational vehicle owners'
club in the world.

VFW Post 9853 serves
hot open sandwiches
AVON PARK The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Ladies Auxiliary to Post
9853, Avon Park, will be
having a hot lunch every
Tuesday in April for only
$2.50 from 3-5 p.m.,
Hot open face sandwich
with potatoes and gravy will
be served Tuesday.
Enjoy a good meal and a
fun afternoon. Call 452-9853
for more information.

Day trip on Sun Cruz
Casino planned
AVON PARK The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
'Post 9853 hosting day trip to
Sun Cruz Casino on
Wednesday. Cost will be $25
per person. The casino will
refund $10 and a hot meal.
If 40-plus people, there ,
will be free pizza on return at
VFW Post 9853. Members
and guests invited.
Call Rita Dawson at 452-
9853 for more information.

Sebring Hills serving
spaghetti dinners
SEBRING Sebring Hills
Association is having a pub-
lic spaghetti dinner from 5-7
p.m. Wednesday. Price is $6
for members, $7 non-mem-
bers and $3 for children
under 8. For tickets, call 314-
8905.


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Sunday, April 15, 2007 9A


VETERANS
Continued from 1A
American fighters shot it out
of the sky.
The beach, however, had
been secured by then, so their
landing was safe.
John Heckman, from
Cleveland, remembers his
landing craft running aground
in the shallows as they were
transported to the shore. He
shakes his head now at his
story.
"We had to wait for the
tide to change," he said with
chagrin. "I walked along
picking up sea shells while
we waited. I filled a whole
K-ration box full."
But that was one of the last
peaceful moments the men
experienced.
Upon landing, they imme-
diately set about clearing the
beach of the large metal
obstructions the Germans had
planted to deter the invasion.
In a case of turnabout
being fair play, the men con-
verted the beach barricades
into hedgerow cutters and
attached them to the front of
American tanks, which pro-
ceeded to use them as they
smashed through the rest of
Europe.
From Normandy to
Nuremberg, the men of the
471st Ordinance Evacuation
took part in five different
campaigns, including the
Battle of the Bulge.
They drove large trucks
equipped to rescue damaged,
tanks. Returning the tanks to
repair depots behind the line
of action, they'd turn around,
and bring new tanks up to the
front.
While they sometimes
traveled in convoys, more
often they were sent out on


News-Sun photo by Katara Simmons
Roy Luckett (left) and Robert Cole take pleasure in greeting each other at a small reunion
Thursday. Over 16,000,000 men and women served in W.W. II, of whom only 2,000,000
are left. It is estimated that now, 63 years after the conclusion of the fighting, about 1,200 to
1,400 of those vets leave us every year. Once 225. strong, the 471st Ord. Evac. now num-
bers 28. Richard Dryer and Colin Sloan, who initiated this group's yearly reunions, have
since passed away.


their own to retrieve specific
tanks left by the side of the
road, or, just as often, stuck
in a ditch. To make things
even more difficult, the
repair depots often moved in
the interim.
Each truck had a crew
including a driver, a tank
mechanic, two riggers and a
machine gunner.
The low-boy semi-trailer
had two winches, which the
riggers would use to pull the
damaged tank up a ramp that
was then secured sticking
straight up like skids.
The truck was protected
with some armor and a .50-
caliber machine gun.
At 40 feet long and .12 feet
wide, the trucks were heavy,


large, awkward and slow.
They were hard to maneuver
in the European city streets.
"The streets were so nar-
row, I couldn't hardly make a
turn," Roy Luckett, of
Sellersburg, Ind., said. "So
I'd go way up on the side-
walk, hearing walls cave in
and cement fall into the base--
ments as we drove by. But
we couldn't stop, we had to
keep moving."
On an upgrade, they could
only do 15 mph. That often
made them sitting ducks for
strafing fighters.
Robert Cole, of Olanta,
S.C., once saw three riggers
killed on the truck right
behind him.
"We saw some gruesome


sights," Bill Farmer, of Avon
Park, said. He told of seeing
a half-track with the only
part of a soldier his arm
- still stuck to the track.
Others spoke of having to
wait while burned bodies
were removed from the tanks
they were saving.
They also had to live with
the constant danger of unex-
ploded munitions.
But some frights turned
into lighter moments.
Luckett was standing guard
duty in an apple orchard very
early one morning. It was
about 2 a.m., and he could
hear the sounds of war not
far off in the distance.
Suddenly he noticed the
long grass and weeds down


below him moving. With an
adrenaline rush, he became
fully alert. "It was the scare-
dest I've ever been," he said.
Until the next moment,
when an apple dropped out of
the tree, hitting him on the
head. That scared him so bad
he had to change. Worse, the
waving grass had been
caused by two cows.
Darrell Smith, of Lebanon,
Ind., was the only member of
the group who was married
and a father at the time. He
worked as a cook, keeping
the other men fed with hot
meals when they got back to
the base of operations.
There are only so many
ways to prepare Spam, so he
had a standard line as he'd
ladle it into their mess kit.
""Take it and shut up,' he'd
say," all his friends reported
gleefully.
Essie Cline, of Bluefield,
Va., was the company clerk.
As the maker of the payroll,
he was a very popular person,
although the money was
Army script, called invasion
dollars, so it didn't seem real.
He said the average pay was
$92.66 less $6.50 for insur-
ance. That included a 20 per-
cent bonus for being over-
seas.
As he finished speaking,
someone teased him, "That
was average for a sergeant; I
only made $55."
The men served under
General George Patton.
Bill Cline, of Ft. Wayne,
Ind. and no relation to Essie
that they have found out,
described how the first weeks
in France went slow. Then
Patton broke out of St. Lo
and they all took off running,


hardly slowing down until
they reached Germany.
Cole described seeing
Patton in person while pick-
ing up a tank. "He threw up
his hand and said, 'Howdy
boys,'" he said. Cole added
he waved back, even though
a sergeant was insisting he
salute.
The men described a terri-
ble winter, when it was
impossible to keep warm, and
the frustration of trying to
stay in touch with their fami-
lies. "Not like today with cell
phones and e-mail," one ,
sighed.
But not one of them
expressed the slightest regret.
Each would do it over, if
only they were younger they
said.
"It was funny," Heckman
said. "It seemed like it was
over before it even got start-
ed, but at the same time, it
seemed like it lasted forever.
"But they were the best
years of our lives."
With the German surrender
on May 8, 1945, the men
were slated to transfer into
the Pacific Theater of the
war.
But before that happened,
the atom bombs were
dropped on Japan, and the
war ended finally in August.
Then came the most frus-
trating part of their experi-
ence, as delay after delay
postponed their return home.
Smith described his final
voyage back on a Liberty
ship and passing through a
terrible storm that threatened
the small ship.
"I thought," he said, "here
I've survived a war only to
drown on my way home."


EARTH
Continued from 1A
and selling of recyclables
while Cooper employs out-
reach tools to raise awareness
a anong school childrefi, civic
organizations and businesses.
"We want to do the right
thing, but we also have to be
good stewards of the county's
funds," Reed said, explaining
her office limits what it col-
lects.
Recycling is market driven,
she said. The most profitable
materials for the county
include Type I and II plastics
such as water bottles and milk
jugs.
Clear, or natural, plastics
are preferred. Other profitable
materials include cardboard,
newspaper, magazines and
cans aluminum and steel.
In a six-month period, card-
board brought in net revenue
'of $28,500. Reed said March
was particularly profitable,
with proceeds of $28,000
from all materials.
"Cardboard has been very
lucrative for us," Reed said.
By separating and recycling
her own garbage at home,
Cooper said she averages a


bag of trash per 'week for the
landfill.
She keeps separate tubs for
her recyclables, rinsing her
containers and hauling them
as needed to a nearby collec-
tion point.
The bounty has 21 bins
spread throughout the county
for residential recycling,
including Lorida and
SpringLake.
Twice a year, the county
has scheduled collections for
used oil and electronic waste.
But, if necessary, they'll take
it anytime of the year. -
To combat wireless waste,
Keep Highlands County
Beautiful teamed up with
Sprint to collect old cell
phones in a national competi-
tion.
The organization collecting
the most cell phones per capi-
ta qualifies for grants up to
$5,000.
Prepaid mailer envelopes
can be found at the recycling
center or Earth Day events
such as Lake Placid's on
Saturday or the board of
county commissioners' on
April 24.
Cooper's pet project is ille-
gal dumping of household,
commercial and hazardous


waste in rural areas of the
county.
"It's giving me chills just
talking about it," Cooper said,
relating a recent experience
with a dump that contained
thousands of cassette tapes.
Though finding illegal
dumps is easy "They're
everywhere," she said -
prosecution is tough unless
the guilty are caught in the act
or leave identifying material
behind.
To help, Cooper is pursuing
grants that would allow her to
buy $6,000 motion-activated
still photo cameras.'
"It will yell at you and tell
you that you're committing a
felony," Cooper said, explain-
ing that the bullet-proof cam-
eras throw a spotlight out to
100 feet and have prerecorded
messages.
In addition, Cooper is ask-
ing the community to use her
"Trash Tracker Report" to
report littering, illegal dump-
ing or uncovered loads.
The forms are available
from the Highlands County
Homeowners Association, the
recycling center, and can be
downloaded at www.news
sun.com.
When asked if recycling


Plenty of local Earth Day activities on tap


News-Sun
At Highlands Hammock
State Park, Earth Day begins
at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K trail
run. Registration is a $10
donation and participants are
encouraged to bring their
favorite race T-shirt.
"You bring your favorite
race tee and see what you
get," Park Ranger Dorothy
Harris said, explaining race
organizer Chet Brojek sug-
gested the swap as way to
recycle T-shirts.
From 9 a.m. to noon, visi-
tors to the park are encour-
aged to get down and dirty in
an interactive learning experi-
ence while helping the
Hammock rid itself of exotic
plants.
Participants will learn to
recognize non-native plants
that can overrun native
species. Shovels, drinking
water, closed-toe shoes, pants
and long-sleeved shirts are
recommended.
At 2 p.m., fourth- and fifth-
graders from Dr. N.E. Roberts
Elementary in Lakeland will
present "Shining Star," a folk
singing and instrumental per-


formance about endangered
species and Earth. Admission
is free.
At 7 p.m., a Music in the
Park concert will feature jazz
and blues from Ellie and the
Tri Tons. Admission is $5 for
adults, while accompanied
children 16 and younger are
free.
The park is open year-
round from 8 a.m. to sun-
down, Harris said. On
Saturday, admission is free.
"This year is a lot different
than what we've done in the
past," Harris said, explaining
the park shifted its focus from
festivals back to resource
management.
"A lot of people wonder
what it's like to be a park
ranger. Come find out."
Lake Placid will have its
"Earth Day Celebration" from
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday at Devane Park, said
councilwoman Deborah
Worley, who secured a $4,300,
water quality education grant
to help publicize the event
with mailings.
With free parking provided
by the clown college, the cel-


ebration is geared toward
adults and children with
informational booths from
local and regional organiza-
tions, including Highlands
County departments.
The first 115 families will
receive a live oak tree. An
inflatable bounce house and
water slide will entertain the
children while moms and
dads learn about stormwater
runoff and other environmen-
tal issues of concern to Lake
Placid residents.
The county commissioners
will take a break from their
regular meeting April 24 in
recognition of Earth Day.
Corine Burgess, public
information officer, said
Earth Day coincides this year
with National, County
Government Week.
Sponsored by the National
Association of Counties, this
year's theme is "Protecting
the Environment."
The community is invited
to visit displays from its vari-
ous departments that have
environmental roles.
Refreshments will be served,
Burgess said.


Rules and Entry Form

Sunday, April 22, 2007
1. Eligibility This is a team tournament. Only two participants per boat and each boat must have two participants
2. Entry Fee $100 per team. This includes $10.00 Big Bass. Big Bass will be a 100% payback.
3. Registration Boats will take off in the order in which entries are received. May pay at the ramp (by exact cash or by check for exact
amount made payable to the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce)
4. Tournament Hours Safe light to 2:30 p.m. All boats must be in the basin prior to designated return time or they will be disqualified. NO
EXCEPTIONS!
5. Tackle/Equipment Except for pork rind, only artificial lures may be used. Only one rod (not to exceed 8' in length) and reel per person may
be used at one time. Trolling (as a method of fishing) is prohibited. All bass must be caught in a traditional manner.
Penalty for dead fish is .5 pound per fish. Fish must measure 12" on golden rule with tail closed or fanned. Any short
fish will result in loss of that fish and team's big fish. Any team with more than five (5) fish brought to scales will be
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This week, I spent time
with Thomas Simmons who,
among several enterprises, is
a beef and pork broker and
trader.
When I first heard of the
occupation, I thought I'd be
going out into the field to
tour refrigerated rooms
filled with hanging carcass-
es. I was wrong.
A meat broker or trader
works entirely on the tele-
phone and computer. While
very real in some removed
place, the beef Simmons.
deals with are figures on a
spread sheet.
I He actually works in a
comfortable office. There is
a model of a sailing sloop in
one corner and prints of
Civil War battles hang on
the walls, but no where is
there a sign of the work that
he does.
What he does is help keep
America fed by acting as a
broker and bringing buyers
and sellers of meat together
while negotiating the deal.
For this, he gets a commis-
sion from the seller and
assumes no risk if he can't
find a buyer.
Sometimes, however, he
acts as a trader and buys the
product, sells and moves it
directly to the buyer him-
self.
He does all this without a
single employee on the pay-
roll. Instead, Simmons con-


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Tom Simmons is a meat broker and owns T. Simmons &
Co. in Sebring.


tracts all the work out.
He emphasized that a
good reputation and a net-
work of contacts are critical
to success.
"The meat business is
huge in'terms of dollars," he
said, "but very small in
terms of the number of peo-
ple who work in it.
Everyone basicallyknows
everyone else, and they're
loyal. You generally don't
find back stabbing; a man's
word alone is good to seal a
deal.
"But mess that up, and
you're done."
Simmons didn't" set out to
, be a broker. "It's not the


kind of business you plan on
going into," he said. Most of
the men he knows started
out in another aspect of the
industry, -like he did.'
Raised in Pennsylvania,
his parents owned a truck
stop that he helped manage
for years.
When his folks bought a
vacation home in Miami,
Simmons decided to stay
year round and go to high
school there. After gradua-
tion, he spent time driving a
truck, moving citrus north
and beef south.
When the family later
moved to Sebring, he fol-
lowed them.and ended up


TUFFINw IT

WITH TUFFLEY

Christopher Tuffley


working for Kaplan
Industries in Bartow starting
in 1981.
For 30 years, Simmons'
said, that family run compa-
ny was the largest killer of
cows in the eastern United
States. It went out of busi-
ness in the early 1990s.
Simmons held several dif-
ferent positions with the
Kaplans starting as a driver,
then helping open their
chain of butcher shops, and
winding up head of trans-
portation with an office next
to their buyer.
The accumulation of this
experience prepared him for
his independent career as a
broker in 1994.
While there is book learn-
ing that is useful, he said of
his work, most of the criti-
cal information can only be
learned on the job.
In some ways, it's an easy
job, he said, because you
just need a cell phone and a
computer, so you can work
See TUFFLEY, page 12A.


An old-fashioned butcher shop


Where's the beef?




A broker knows


example, holds 5 pounds each
of chicken breasts,
Delmonico steaks, ground
round and country spare ribs
and 3 pounds of boneless
California roast for $72.95.
His other meat packs are
titled: beef, pork, steaks,
choice, prime, convenient,
variety and junior variety.
The equipment is modern,
with a clean, bright cutting
room. There are two 10-foot
and one 12-foot display cases
in the showroom. Everything
is fresh cut. They've already
eliminated lots of fat and use
IBP (Iowa Beef Products)
which are corn-fed, not
grainy and have a good taste.
"It's great to see people's
faces when they walk in and
discover this is an old-fash-
See MEATS, page 12A


News-Sun photo by SUE ANN CARPENTER
Meat cutter Bryan Wassel weighs chicken. In front is the
display cooler of various beef products at B & B Meats and
Seafood.


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By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING After moving
here from Port Charlotte, Bob
Clarke recently opened B&B
Meats and Seafood.
"I've been in the business
for the past 40 years. My
nephew Bryan Wassel is our
meat cutter and has 25 years
experience. His sister Patty is
our good Samaritan. She's
always helping us out and
running the cash register,"
Clarke said.
Everything is fresh cut and
they'll give customers what-
ever they want. They make
their own sausage, Kielbasa
and bratwursts, with samples
for tasting. There are 11 dif-,
ferent economy meat packs
for the freezer, rapging in
price from $32.95 to $202..
. Economy Pack No. 2, for


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Maynard honored by American Guild of Court Videographers TUFFLEY


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The American Guild of Court
Videographers is proud to announce the acceptance of
French Maynard of the firm Advantage Digital Video &
Photography located.at 134 N. Ridgewood Dr. in Sebring
as a fellow member in the nation's largest legal video
organization of its kind.
The AGCV only accepts professional videographers in
its membership that are willing to go through the exten-
sive certification process to qualify them to- serve the
legal profession in all aspects of legal videography.
In affiliating with the AGCV, Maynard is now capable
of meeting the needs of any attorney, institution, govern-
ment agency or contractor desiring legal video work any-


MEATS
Continued from 1l1A
ioned butcher shop, Nothing here is
wrapped. We'll cut your steaks three-
fourths thick or one-and-a-half inch
thick, whatever you like," Clarke
said. They will also cater to restau-
rants, organizations and private par-
ties.
"We can supply a pig for a luau, or
individually bacon-wrapped filets
for holidays or special orders,"
Clarke said
Something popular with northern-
ers is their city chicken or mock
chicken, which is really pork on a
stick that is marinated in different
sauces.
"We can season your steak with
our monkey dust or it can be pur-
chased separately. That adds a good
flavor," Clarke said.
They also carry Belly Buster,
which is hot dog with a natural cas-
ing that's popular in Boston. In the
cooler, there are hams and sauerkraut
to choose from.
Their seafood comes frozen,
which meets state law requirements.
They offer choices such as catfish,
cod, Atlantic salmon, raw shrimp,
lobster tail, frog legs, stuffed floun-
der and more.
B&B doesn't take checks, but


where in the nation through the network of qualified
AGCV forensic videographers. He will be kept abreast of
all the latest in legal procedures using visual experience
in the courtroom by receiving monthly newsletters of the
AGCV and will be trained in meeting all the require-
ments of the federal and state rules of civil procedure and
the rules of evidence.
Very few videographers in the nation are fully trained
in all aspects of legal videography. This is why the
AGCV members are trained in producing "day-in-the-
life" documentaries, settlement documentaries
(brochures), video wills, depositions, scenes of incidents,
proof of damages, pre-construction surveys, insurance
fraud videos and more.


News-Sun photo by SUE ANN CARPENTER
Owner Bob Clarke hands his niece Patty Wassel a ham. To their right is
the seafood display cooler at B & B Meats and Seafood


accepts cash, credit cards or EBT
cards.
Clarke feels their new parking
area that will accommodate space for
12 will be an added benefit for cus-
tomers.
"Now all we need is a bakery. We
have the room to add one and hope to
be able to expand into that as we


progress," he said.
B&B Meats and Seafood, is located
at 3511 U.S. 27 South in Sebring
(across from Dunkin' Donuts). Call
382-0100 to place an order.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are closed
on Sunday and Monday.


Pool seminar set forTuesday at Spas, Pools & Patio in Sebring


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Spas, Pools & Patio'
has announced that they will be host-
ing an educational seminar on pool
care from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Doug Kerts'~chemical professional.
will e.--g6o mn in g from ArchZ
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The event will be at Spas, Pools &
Patio at 189 U.S. 27 South in
Sebring. The seminar covers all top-
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There is no charge for the class but
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anywhere you want. But in other
ways it's a tough job, because you
can never turn them off. Dealing
with people all over the world, in
so many time zones, and with a
product that has to stay fresh, a
broker or trader have to be avail-
able 24 hours a day, every day of
the week and willing to talk to
people from anywhere and every-
where.
"So there's no lunch hour," he
said, "and you take the cell phone
everywhere, including the golf
course."
He paused a minute then
laughed and added, "You can go
for hours without a single call, but
get set-to tee off, and I'll guaran-
tee the phone will ring."
Buyers and sellers both call him
as a broker, both looking for his
help to connect for the best deal.
Prices have remained amazing
stable, he said. For example, 25
years ago a pound of 90 percent
ground beef sold for 90 cents to
$1.05 depending on quality. Today
a pound sells for about $1.35.
"Think about how much the cost
of houses and cars have gone up in
that time," he said. "Meat's a real
bargain."
But, he added, recent changes
may upset that history. For exam-
ple, as more corn is sold to the
energy industry for fuel, the cost
of corn is rising, which is being
passed onto the producer.
Mad cow disease in particular
has had a major impact, he said. It
cut off America's overseas markets
for years, and allowed other
nations like Australia to take
advantage.
Indirectly, new regulations put .
into effect after mad cow disease
was found in American cattle in
tiny numbers relative to the total
number of animals, Simmons
quickly points out have had
their toll as well.
Processors are famous for using
every bit of the carcass -which
prompted Simmons to tell an old
.joke, "We sell everything but the
moo" but now because of the
mad cow scare, certain parts of the
carcass are simply thrown away.
That means a processor makes a


little less for each animal.
With costs rising, every loss of
revenue becomes harder to absorb.
Simmons thinks the price of beef
will have to climb and that in a
decade, only the wealthy will be
able to afford steaks.
Beef comes from both steers and
cows. Steers are castrated males
raised expressly for meat. They
typically have a 160- to 190-day
life. Florida calves get shipped to
feeding lots in the Midwest to fat-
ten up, then they go the packing
house for slaughter.
Being young and grain-fed, and
therefore typically more tender,
steers produce the higher grades of
beef.
But cows are no slouches. They
were born to double task and usu-
ally live several years during
which time they produce calves.
There are two sources of cows:
dairies and ranches.
Simmons said we wouldn't
believe how much ground beef is
made every year. Then he began to
tick off the fast-food restaurant
chains alone, running out of fin-
gers before he was done.
McDonald's, for example, uses
so much ground beef it has its own
buyers. It used to buy only
American beef, but now demand is
so high it has to look overseas as
well. Burger King already buys
only Australian beef. But ham-
burger is not the only big seller.
Simmons showed me a buyer's
guide printed in English,
Japanese and Chinese which
has pictures and a description of
what's called fifth-quarter meat.
That long list includes lips, sali-
vary glands, testicles (called fries),
and three kinds of tripe: honey
comb, mountain chain, and Bible.
Bible tripe, actually the third
stomach, got its name because
turned inside out it has thin leafs
that look like the pages of a Bible.
Beef gall stones, while rare, are
also in high demand. The Chinese
consider them an aphrodisiac.
Even the stomach contents are
processed and used.
In short, Simmons said, there is
something for everyone when it
comes to making use of the
bovine. When you say a cow gives
its all, it really does.
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A wise man once said,
"Make sure your words are
soft and sweet, in case you
ever have to eat them." There
is no one on the planet who
hasn't had to chew a little
shoe leather at least once in
their life.
It's one of the things I like
about writing. I'm not saying
you can't write stupid stuff -
people do it every day. I am
one of them. For example,
I've been finding for some
strange reason I want to use
the term "show leather"
instead of "shoe leather." That
could be embarrassing and
confusing to a reader.
The joy of writing is that I
can go back through the man-
uscript and fix my stupid stuff
before you read it. In the
event I miss one, (News-Sun
executive editor) Romona
Washington is good enough
and talented enough to catch
it for me.
This is unlike talk radio. A
number of years ago I did a


short stint behind the
microphone as a talk
show host here in


Laura's
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Sebring. Except for a Laura
button you might hit
once or twice to mute a cough
(coughing never sounds cool
on the radio) while you're
doing the show, you are. on.
Every word goes out to who-
ever is listening, and if some-
one is taping your show, there
is a record. You goof up on
the air, and people are going
to know it.
Don Imus might have kept
that in mind. If he had, he
might not be in the fix he's in
at the moment. For those who
aren't up to date in the news,
Imus is in hot water because
he said some awful things
about the girls on the Rutgers'
women basketball team.
Some things that need to be
said about the story. While I
have heard Don Imus' name, I
have not heard him on the
radio or watched his program.
Therefore 1 cannot talk about


his history in radio,
only to acknowledge
that he has one.


Ware The other thing is
that what he said was
bad. And stupid. And if he'd
thought about it when he
opened his mouth, he proba-
bly would have known it.
But he said them. And
while I don't approve of his
comments, I can understand
that, in the moment, doing a
live show, someone might say
something they shotild know
better than to say.
Imus has been apologizing
all over the. place.' He has
agreed to meet with the team
that he so grossly insulted.
This doesn't placate some
who think he should be fired
for his words.
Should Imus be fired? I'm
glad it's not my call. What he
said was offensive and wrong,
no doubt about it. Yes, he
does have a First Amendment
right to say offensive and
wrong things. But no one has


a right to have a platform to
send those things across the
country for everyone to hear.
But if we are going to fire
every talk show host that says
something offensive, the air-
waves are going to get very
quiet. I don't agree with
everyone who has a talk radio
show. Does that mean I get to
call for people to get thrown
off the air because they say
mean things about people like
me? (And I bet if I searched
long enough someone is say-
ing mean things about people
like me).
In the end, Imus' fate is in
other's hands. Whatever hap-
pens, I hope for his sake he's
learned to make his future
words palatable. He's going
to be eating the distasteful
ones he used recently for
quite a while.

Laura Ware is a Sebring resi-
dent. She can be contacted by
e-mail at bookwormlady@
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basket any faster.
We also tilled the soil under
the apple trees, braved black-
berry briars for cobbler, and
"raked" (dragged) pine nee-
dles off the yard to reveal
dead grass.
Of course, we had'sod from
the field. When we got old
enough, Dad let us use the
yard tractor with a homemade
trailer to haul sod, mulch, fer-
tilizer, vegetables, apples, and
our worn-out carcasses.
After that, nothing was
more satisfying than ice water
that chilled in the shade all
afternoon in a glass orange
juice bottle.
We slept solidly after those
Saturday.
I complained then, but
today I have no fresh vegeta-
bles, apples, or blackberries;
no green field or woods to
wander; no weekly exercise
and I've discovered less
intuitive feel for the weather
or soil.
Working the garden, we
could feel the pressure drop,
and smell a coming rain. Clay
felt and smelt different at
planting, tilling and harvest-


Letters


Hard work has a

good payoff
Editor:
(News-Sun staff writer)
Christopher Tuffley marked
the difference between gar-
dening and landscaping well.
One is fun; the other is work.
I remember the back pain
.he talked about. It isn't age.
It's what everyone gets from
being on one end of a hoe or a
wheel barrow, or from toting
sod or mulch to its final rest-
ing place.
My parents from Midwest
farm country turned six
acres of Alabama limestone
chert and red. clay into a lush
paradise of vegetables, fruit
trees and ornamental hard-
woods and flowers, with some
help from four kids.
We even had a sod field
that provided a way for Dad
to get the three boys out of the
house: "Go mow the field."
The forest didn't give up
ground around the house easi-
ly, and we fought on that
scrimmage line constantly.
With a lot of work, we gained
some yards.
We also got blackberry bri-
ars, pine needle-choked
lawns, washout on the hill
slope, plenty of tall grass on
inclines, and fire ants infest-
ing all of it.
.We kids hoed, watered and
weeded the garden, then
picked crops and toted them
to the house.
We hated picking green
beans six or seven 50-yard
rows. So, we'd grab all the
small beans with the big ones,
and save the trouble of com-
ing back.


the laws and support their
new country in good and bad
times. They made learning
English a primary rule in their
new American households.
They had waved goodbye to
their birth place to give their
children a new life and did
everything in their power to
help their children assimilate
' into the new culture.
Nothing was handed to
them. No free lunches, no
welfare, no labor laws to pro-
tect them. All they had were
the skills and craftsmanship
they had brought with them to
trade for a future in the new
land. Most of their children
came of age when World War
II broke out. They were
Americans fighting Hitler,
Mussolini and the Emperor of
Japan. They were defending
the United States of America
as one people. When we liber-
ated France the people of
France saw only Americans,
yet there were many born
with a different heritage, they
carried one -flag that repre-
sented one country.
And here we are in 2007
with a new kihd of immigrant,
one who wants the same
rights and privileges. Only
they want to achieve it by
playing with a different set of
.rules, one that includes the
entitlement card and a guaran-
tee of being faithful to their
mother country.
I'm sorry, that's not what
being an American is all
about. The immigrants who
landed on Ellis Island in the
early 1900s deserve better
than that for all the toil, hard
work and sacrifice in raising
future generations to create a
See LETTERS, page 15A


ing.
It would kill my back to
raise food for a six people
now, but I do miss it.
When my wife and I get
acreage to plant our feet, it
better be fertile. I'm hungry
for some fresh green beans.
Phil Attinger
Winter Haven

The writer is a former staff
writer of the News-Sun.

Different set of

rules do not apply
Editor:
"Every immigrant who
comes here should be
required within five years to
learn English or leave the
country, English should be the
only language used in the
public schools." Theodore
Roosevelt in a statement to
the Kansas City Star, 1918.
Back in 1900 when there
was a rush from all areas of
Europe to come to the United
-States, people got off a ship
and stood in long lines on
Ellis Island waiting to be doc-
umented. Some would even
get down on their hands and
knees and kiss the ground.
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Justice vs. injustice is a prevalent matter LETTERS
Continued from 14A


I've never really had much
confidence in the law
enforcement in Highlands
County (or any other county
for that matter) and each day
that passes, the little that I
have dwindles to almost
zilch.
That being said, let me
enlighten you as to why this
is. Many of our law enforce-
ment officers (you know, the
peace officers, the protectors
of our fair communities, etc.)
are just as corrupt as the
local gang bangers or thugs.
The only difference is that
"our employees" wear a little
medal star and are protected
by judges, council persons
and superior officials placed
in office by citizens.
So-called thugs (or persons
who just look like they might
be a thug) are almost always
targeted as criminals and
harassed by some of our fine
peace officers who have a
chip on his/her shoulder. The
others (partners in crime)
must keep their position as a
brother/sister officer so they
laugh and joke about who did
what. Our fine officers are
truly above the law. Crimes
committed by our officers
almost always go unnoticed
because many times they are
not reported by our citizens.
Let's face facts, shall we?
Our citizens are afraid. Some
citizens are afraid of intimi-
dation by our "paid employ-
ees." Many feel that com-
plaints will be swept under a
rug and that they might face
retaliation and harassment.
Some feel that their lack of
education and speech will be
a hindrance because our
superiors know of their illit-
eracy and also feel that what
they say will be twisted.
Many are talked down to by
the "hired help."
God didn't make a mistake
when creating each of us
uniquely. God is the master
builder: God is the potter.
You are no better than the
least of us.


Sista
Speaks
Edith Dorsey Jebbinson


land that has become the des-
tination for those legally
searching for a better life. I
think they would be appalled
if they knew that they are
being used as an example by
those waving flags of a for-
eign country.
Sandy Oleesky
Sebring


15. Last year they came back
as third place. Division A
Small Chorus winners and
received most improved
recognition over all.
If you see any of the 29
Sweet Adeline Chorus mem-
bers, please wish them well.
They,,are very talented ladies
and they love to sing within
the community.
Sandy Hinman
Sebring


Well, 1, for one, am sick
and tired of sitting idly by
the wayside doing nothing. If
the citizens of Highlands
County continue to do noth-
ing, the results you receive
will be nothing. You can't
expect different results when
you keep doing the same
things over and over.
God didn't give any of us a
spirit of fear, so let this
"Sista Speak." It will never
be OK for officers to use
excessive or unwarranted
force against any citizen -
black, white, yellow or
brown. We are the one race
my Father created and that
race is the human race.
So many of "our employ-
ees" stand by, watching their
partners commit certain
crimes and laugh to save
face. You can't show your
weakness to your buddies so
you go along with the pro-
gram. D6es this make you
any better than the perpetra-
tor? I think not. So, if you
think like a thug and act like
a thug (bully) then are you
any better than a thug? You
guys took an oath to uphold
the law of the land, not the
law of any individual person
and his/her form of justice,
or did I miss something?
Our local chapters and
organizations are moving
much too slow on these mat-
ters and many more. You
handle everything too pas-
sively. I'm trying to give you
the benefit of the doubt here.
Maybe you're just waiting
for the right moment. Well,
surprise, surprise people, this
is the right moment.
Don't help the problem,
help solve the problem.
Problems of this nature have
been going on for far too
long. This is not the '40s,
'50s, '60s, or '70s. You can
choose to be treated humane-


ly.
If I've said it once, I've
said it a thousand times, this
racist mentality will always
remain in Highlands County
because you, the people,
elect racism into office and
then you elect one or two
minorities who are "Yes"
people (probably just one,
right?).
Many of you don't vote for
various, idiotic reasons but
are first to complain. Duh.
What were you thinking?
That things would just work
itself out? That God would
take care of it? Well, let me
enlighten you. God gave us
voices and many of us brains.,
Don't show your ignorance.
The word says that "my
people perish for lack of
knowledge." Did you get
that? Have you noticed that
there is a requirement of you
for blessings from our
Father? What is it that we
must do for him to heal 'our
land? What must we do to
receive good measure,
pressed down, shaken togeth-
er and running over for men
to give into our bosoms?
What must we do for God to
open up a window and pour
us a blessing that there shall
not be room enough to
receive it? Duh?
We put people into office
for the wrong reasons. The
strengths needed are not .
present. It might be wise to
pray before picking. Selah.

Edith Dorsey Jebbinson is a
Highlands County native and
occasionally contributes
columns to the News-Sun.

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mail editor@newssun.com.


do a super job
Editor:
I have just seen "No Time
for Sergeants" at the
" Highlands Little Theatre and
always appreciate the hard
work that goes into bringing
us these great plays. I some-


times forget to thank the
"backstage" people who are
the "unseen" part of it all. The
stage, wardrobe, managers,
smiling front door staff and
generous sponsors who really
make the Highlands Little
Theatre possible.
To all of the actors, where
did you find your talent?
Chris Moore as Will
Stockdale, how did you mas-
ter that accent? Cameron
Reck, we all know where you
are headed with your career as
an actor.
There are only two more
shows for the season, "My
Fair Lady" and "Once Upon a
Mattress," so don't miss these
good ones, support our Little
Theatre.
Gerrie Matchus
Lake Placid


Funds more available for prison system


The future of our children
in this country is in jeopardy
if they do not excel academi-
cally. This means that par-
ents, teachers and communi-
ties need to collaboratively
implement strategies that will
enable our children to suc-
ceed.
. If the minds of our chil-
dren are not nurtured from
birth, then they are destined
to become victims of the
"school to prison pipeline,"
where based upon the level
of third- and fourth-grade
reading scores, will deter-
mine the number of prison
cells needed to be built.
According to John Jay
Bonstingl, director of the
Center for Schools of
Quality, "when young people
fail at school, it is most often
not because they are stupid,


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People
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lazy, or psychologically ifca-
pable. Rather, it is because
they have not been taught the
developmentally appropriate
tools, skills and strategies
every child needs to succeed
in life."
Bonstingl, said that more
than 80 percent of all those
incarcerated are functionally
illiterate, lacking in personal
skills and inept in social
functioning.
It is estimated that it cost
our country $40,000 per
inmate annually in our penal
institutions. This transfer
funding from education to
incarceration is' intercepting
funds that could have been
spent on the improvement of


our educational system.
Many'have come to the
realization that funding is
more readily obtained for
prisons as opposed to our
academic institutions.
Due to limited funding in
our schools, along with-
the focus on state mandated
testing, less time, energy and
money is spent on character
and social development,
manners, the arts and the
motivational programs need-
ed. Morale is depleted.
What's wrong with this
scenario? Teachers have had
to fund classroom activities
from the few cents earned.
After-school programs strug-
gle due to lack of funding.
Low income students strug-
gle to find school supplies.
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C CmuiCaed


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

TODAY
American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
Heartland Interfaith
Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first
Friday, St. Frances of Assisi
Episcopal Church, 43 Lake
June Road, Lake Placid. For
details, call 465-0051. -
Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
Highlands Shrine Club, on
State Road 17, Avon Park, has
country western bluegrass
music from 2-4 p.m. until the
last of March. Refreshments
available. For more 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.
Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2


p.m. at the Oaks of Avon, 1010
U.S. 27 North, Avon Park. For
details, call 385-3444.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has shuf-
fleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. For details,
call 465-7940.
M 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
6:30 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.
* Garden Club of Sebring
meets noon, Sebring Civic
Center. Call 385-2044 or 382-
2063 for details.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
from 7.30-9:30 p.m. the first
and third Monday at Sebring
Civic Center frorp December
through April. There will be
alternating mainstream and
plus dancing with rounds.
Casual dress or square dance
attire is acceptable. For more
information, call Sam Dunn at
382-6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn@samdunn.net.
* Highlands County Amateur
Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m.
third Monday in conference
room 3 at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center,
Sebring. For details, call Don
Roberts at 402-0554 or Darrell
Koranda at 471-0226.
* Highlands County Concert
Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every
Monday at Sebring High School
band room. New members are
welcome. For details, call Vic
Anderson at 655-3731.
* Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center in the 4-H laboratory,
Sebring. For details, call 402-
P540.
* Highlands Delta Chorale
rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring
Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring (September
through May). No auditions are
required to join and all ages are
welcome. For details or to book
a concert, call Cheryl Cometta
at 699-2663.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., meets from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. at the Lion's Club on .
Sebring Parkway for dance les-
sons, old movies and card
games. Soup and sandwiches
are available or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and -
desserts. All area seniors are
invited. For details, call Bob or
Ahn McQueen at 386-0752.
* Highlands Sertoma Club
meets noon, Takis Family
Restaurant, Sebring.
* La Leche League, breast-
feeding support for Highlands
and southern Polk counties,
meets at 7 p.m. every third
Monday at the Florida Hospital
Heartland conference rooms.
Pregnant and nursing mothers
and their babies are welcome.
For more information, call 655-
6617 or 638-3954.
* Lake Placid American
Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m.,
Legion Hall.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served from
5-7 p.m. Live music is from 4-7
p.m. Darts is at 7 p.m. with sign


up at 6:30 p.m. It is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me
Alanon Group meets from
10:30 a.m. to noon every
Monday at Heartland Christian
Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South,
Sebring. For details about
Alanon, a self-help group for
families and friends of alco-
holics, call 385-5714.
* National Association for
the Advancement of Colored
People, Highlands County
Branch meets 7 p.m., third
Monday, NAACP office, 1
Delaney Heights, Avon Park.
* National Association of
Retired Veteran Railway
Employees meets at 11:30
a.m. third Monday from
October through May at
Homer's Smorgasbord in
Sebring. For more details, call
441-4418.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m. For
details, call Darrell Peer at 385-
0107.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has pizza and darts at 7:30
p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call 471 -
3557.
* Sebring Optimist Club
meets at 6:15 p.m. first and
third Mondays at various loca-
tions. For details, call Gabriel
Read, 453-2859 or Earle Luke
at 381-3514.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays shuffleboard scrambles
at 1:15 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a name,
number and message.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages from 1 p.m. to clos-
ing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring.
Women of the Moose meets at
7 p.m. third Monday for a busi-
ness meeting, snacks andtrinvia
pursuit. For details, call.65.'-
3920.
* Sebring Women of the
IMoose has a business meeting
.at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details,
call 382-8782.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 632, Sebring
meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at the First Baptist
Church of Lake Josephine,
Sebring. For details, call Jean
Ottoway at 655-3673 or
Barbara Mason at 465-0132.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For more details,
call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 meets 7:30 p.m.'
third Monday, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.

TUESDAY
* AI-Anon Family Groups
meet for discussion and Twelve
Step study at noon, Union
Congregational Church, 105 N.
Forest Ave., Avon Park. Parking


available south of old church.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has shuf-
fleboard and euchre, both at 1
p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-
7940.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members and
guests. For details, call 385-
0234.
* Avon Park Boy Scout
Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30
p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202
Robert Britt St., Avon Park.
Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to
join. For details, call 452-2385.
* Avon Park Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Avon Park Lions Club
meets 6:45 p.m., in the Lions
Club, 1218 W. Bell St.
* Busy Bee Craft Club meets
9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun
'N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring.
Everyone is welcome. For more
details, call 382-8431.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares


has a square dance plus work-
shop from 3-4:30 p.m. at
Buttonwood Bay Mobile Home
Park Recreation Hall, 10001
U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Caller
is Joy Teagle. For details, call
Richard and Ann Smith at 273-
0049.
.M Celebrate Recovery meets
every Tuesday night at "The
Rock," Union Congregational,
Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon
Park. A barbecue meal is
served at 6 p.m. for a donation.
At 6:45 p.m., members meet.
At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks
up into small groups for men
and women. The program is
designed for drug and alcohol
addiction, divorce, death or ill-
ness grief, low or lost self-
esteem or identity due to dys-
functional relationships, depres-
sion/anxiety, or any other need
for healing. For details, contact
Celebrate Recovery coordinator
Pam Sim by calling 453-3345,
ext. 106.
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Support Alliance Group
meets every first and third
Tuesday in Sebring. For
details, call Ronnie Daugherty
at 382-6169 or e-mail rox-
ann@tnni.net.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday at'
Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Friends of Highlands
Hammock meets at 6:30 p.m.
third Tuesday, Highlands
Hammock State Park, Sebring.
For more details, call 386-6099.
* Heartland Avian Society
meets every fourth Tuesday,
7:30 p.m., at Huntington
National Bank, 126.Center
Ave., Sebring. For more details,
call 465-9358.
* Heartland Dolittle Miniature
Build meets 7 p.m., third
Tuesday, St. Johns Methodist
Church social hall, 3214 Grand
Prix Drive, Sebring. For details,
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Military Officers
briefed on CRA
accomplishments
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The role of
the Sebring Community
Redevelopment Agency was
the topic to the South Central
Florida Military Officers
Association of America when
the CRA director Pete Pollard
was the briefer at the April 7
monthly board meeting.
Peter Pollard (retired Army
major and MOAA member)
traced the CRA background
and accomplishments as well
as its plans for the. future of
downtown Sebring.
It was pointed out that the
agency has accomplished
much and acknowledged that
there were many things that
are yet to be done to revital-
ize the area.
Some of the items on the
CRA agenda include obtain-
ing grants for building facade
renewal as well as utilization
of vacant downtown build-
ings, some with great histori-
cal significance.
At the conclusion of
Pollard's presentation and
answering many questions
from the group, he was
thanked by MOAA board
member retired Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Tom
Mitchell upon behalf of the
chapter and was presented an
Army "Mug Mat" for his
office.
Prior to each of the MOAA
chapter's monthly board
meetings, a guest "briefer"
has been invited to address
the members on a subject of
the invitee's choosing.
Briefer scheduled for the
Saturday, May 5, board meet-
ing will be Milissa Yunas, lit-
igation specialist with the
Department of Agriculture's
Division of Forestry.
As always, all MOAA
members and guests are wel-
come to this monthly "Coffee
An" session of the board.


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VA leading way in care for


traumatic brain injuries


The Department of Veterans Affairs is con-
tinuing to adapt its programs to meet the needs
of veterans from the Global War on Terror.
The VA, long a leader in the treatment and
rehabilitation of veterans with brain injuries,
has a variety of new services in place or under
way.
Traumatic Brain Injury can be caused with-
out any visible outward signs of injuries when
explosives jar the brain within the skull.
Symptoms can range from headaches, irritabil-
ity, and sleep disorders to memory problems
and depression. VA has developed a TBI
course that is mandatory for 'all health care
professionals working with the veterans. The
course teaches primary care providers ways to
diagnose TBI in patients who might not other-
wise be aware they suffer from it.
A program to screen all patients who served


Courtesy photo
Peter Pollard (left), director, Sebring Downtown
Redevelopment Agency, receives an Army 'mug mat' from
retired Air Force Lt. Col. Tom Mitchell, MOAA chapter mem-
ber.


VA offers help for non-service

connected disabilities


Most veterans are familiar
with the Veterans Affairs pro-
gram for service connected
disabilities.
The VA also has a program
for non-service-connected
disability pension or "Aid and
Attendance" as it is common-
ly called.
Aid and Attendance is a
program available to veterans
or their dependents regardless
of whether the veteran's dis-
ability or the dependent's dis-
ability was service-connect-
ed. The program gets its name
from the requirement that the
veteran or dependent (includ-
ing a spouse) must need the
aid and attendance of another
person for his or her care.
This can be a life saver
when the veteran or depend-
ent needs home health care,
assisted living, or nursing
home care.
To qualify for assistance


under this program, some of
the following requirements
that must be met include:
The applicant must be a
wartime veteran or a depend-
ent of a, wartime veteran. The
veteran, basically, must have
served at least one day during
wartime and have been dis-
charged under any condition
other than dishonorable.
The applicant must be
determined to be "permanent-
ly and totally disabled." A
letter from the applicant's
physician stating the appli-
cant has an incapacity that
requires care or assistance
regularly to protect the appli-
cant from danger in their
daily environment.
If you are interested in
determining your eligibility,
call the Highlands County
Veteran Services Office, 7205
S. George Blvd., or call 402-
6623.


in the combat theaters of Iraq or Afghanistan
for TBI will begin this spring. The new screen-
ing process will be offered at all 155 VA med-
ical centers. To ensure VA is taking advantage
of the latest technology, treatment innova-
tions, and diagnostic insights, the VA will
establish a panel of outside experts to review
VA's complete polytrauma system of care,
including its TBI programs.
Polytrauma is a term that includes TBI and
encompasses the'other injuries typically found
in blast victims, including amputations, burns,
hearing and vision problems, and psychologi-
cal trauma. VA operates four major polytrauma
centers, including one in Tampa.
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together on the complex medical needs of each
patient. VA also has 17 regionally-based poly-
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Pause and

Consider
Jan Merop


Working in and


working out

I didn't start working out-
until I reached my 50s.
However, I had been taking
in nutritional supplementa-
tion since my early 30s and
knew the immediate benefits
as well recognizing its long-
term health insurance. In my
mid-40s, I began a regular
walking routine. But
strength training was foreign
to me.
I thought it was beyond
my ability and feared
becoming muscular. So, with
that misinformation, I stayed
away from strength training.
But when I was told by a
massage therapist that I
could massage my own sore
upper back muscles by doing
strength training, I began to
listen. I realized I had to
change my thinking.
Sometime later, my hus-
band and I joined a fitness
club. I was still a little reluc-
tant, but his eagerness was
contagious. It didn't take
long to discover that with
strength training, my upper
back felt better than it had in
years.
Now we complement the
internal nutritional supple-
mentation with the physical
cardio and strength training
at home. My schedule of
exercises is simple, but it
works for me. Though I
sometimes struggle to main-
tain the exercise schedule,
even that serves its purpose
because I notice the differ-
ence in how I feel.
"Working in" and "work-
ing out" are also necessary
components to a healthy
spiritual life.
Philippians 2:12-13 in the
NIV puts it this way:
"Continue to work out your
salvation with fear and trem-
bling, for it is God who
works in you to will and to
act according to his good
pleasure."
In other words, God does
his part in our spiritual
growth working in us and
with us and we have our
responsibility, too.
When I came to faith in
Christ, God freely gave me
salvation. There was nothing
I could do to work for it.
This verse speaks to believ-
ers who have received salva-
tion. Consequently, once I
received this extraordinary
gift of eternal life, I needed
to begin soul nutrition and
exercise.
By feeding on God's
word, our spirit is nourished.
Allowing God to transform
our minds and how we think
will show up as God-pleas-
ing actions. We exercise -
or work out that which
God has worked in.
A friend going through a
trauma recently said to me
that without prayer and
God's word it's like she's
gasping for breath. But when
she opens the Bible and
prays, it's like oxygen filling
her lungs. "I need it like I
need air to breathe," she
said.
We join with God in our
spiritual growth, cooperating
with him as he works in and
we work out.
Receiving the gift of His
Spirit initiates the process,
Selah.

Jan Merop of Sebring is a
contributing writer of the
News-Sun. Her book 'Pause
and Consider' is available at
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Avon Park artist Don Kah wins President's Award


Sunday, April 15, 2007 *3B


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Artist Don
Kah was recently honored
with the President's Award at
the Lake Wales Art Show. The
award was not only a compli-
ment to his. overall body of
work on display, but included
a cash prize.
Over the years, the Avon
Park artist has won numerous
awards including "Best of
Show" in the Highlands Art
League's Fine Arts Festival as
well as the top prize at the
National Collage Society's
Exhibit for all of North
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.2006 Lake Placid Fine Art
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thd 2006 Fine Arts for Ocala
nd the Award of Excellence at
the Lake Eustis Fine Arts
Show in 2006.
Kah, a native of Pontiac,
Mich., began his art career
with painting and expanded to
mixed-media collage in 1995.
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was self-taught while he
worked as a professional
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received in Florida that he
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shows a year. The most strik-
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designs is that a viewer can
discover something different
each time they look at one of
Kah's multilayered, textured
pieces.
Kah's work is a process that
begins with a hand-made sup-
port, to which many layers of
texture, color and thicknesses
are added. His color is
derived from acrylics, water-
color, acrylic inks or oil pas-
tels, which he applies by
brushing, spraying, .spatter-
ing, sponging, stenciling,
stamping, dipping, pouring,
staining and combing ,among
other methods. The papers he,
uses are even more varied
than the coloring and. have
been collected 4rom every
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also incorporates found


'Green Rock Canyon' collage by artist Don Kah.


objects including tree bark,
dried leaves and jigsaw puz-
zle pieces.
"Somewhere along this line
of adding and subtracting lay-
ers, I have to discern whether
the piece is working and if I
can work with it," Kah said.
"It doesn't always happen.
Sometimes I just have to set it
aside."
The high standard archival
qualities of his work are
achieved by spraying at least
five coats of acrylic and a UV
resistant varnish. A matte fin-
ish acrylic is the final spray.
He gets satisfaction by fram-
ing his own works using 98
percent ultra-violet resistant
ICI lucite acrylic instead of
glass to aid in keeping his col-
ors true..
"I enjoy working in collage
because it allows me to keep a
lot of the hard edges
avoid the over-blending thna
seemed to plague me in other
mediums. I feel texture is
what separates my work from
most other work and in effect,
certifies its originality," Kah


said.
Kah's works are on display
at the LK Artworks Gallery,
104 N. Ridgewood Drive in


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p.m. Monday-Friday and from
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once and fbr all that the devil is defeated. :"
When Jesus hung His head on the Cross and
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meani everyone's financeO but yours. When
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Endangered wood stork a good indicator species


Have you seen n,a wood
stork in Highlands County? If
you take note of big aquatic
birds, then the chances are
good'that you have.
The wood stork (Mycteria
americana) stands more than
3,5 feet tall (about the height
of.a 5-year-old) and has a
Wiingspan of mdre than 5 feet.
This long-legged wader: also
has a distinctively large
thick and slightly decurved
bill. The head and neck are
unfeathered showing blpck
skin. Similar to other wading
birds, the wood stork's
plumage is.white. In flight,'
you can see that the primary
amd secondary, feathers are,
black. Most other large white
birds lack black flight feath-
ers.
Wood storks will fly as
many as 50 miles to search
for food. They are tactile
feeders that locate food not
by sight but by groping with
their bill in shallow water...
They eat small fish, tadpoles
and crayfish. Walking slowly


forward, the stork sweeps its
submerged bill from side to
side. Touching prey, mostly
small fish, the bill snaps shut
with a 25 millisecond reflex
action, the fastest known for
vertebrates.
This feeding technique is
most effective when water
levels are dropping through-,
out broad marshes as a result
of prolonged dry periods and
fish are being concentrated in
ever-diminishing pools. Only
seasonally drying wetlands-
concentrate enough fish to
provide the 440 pounds, a pair
of these big birds requires in
a breeding season.
Wood storks are on the
federal endangered species
list. Storks used to be more
abundant in southern Florida
wetlands than in any other
region throughout the south-
eastern states. The
Everglades of the 1930s,
largely undrained and with-
out complex water control
structures, supported a nest-
ing population of appioxi-


mately 4,000 pairs
of wood storks.
Accelerated
development of
water control struc-
tures and unnatural
water delivery
schedules have
sharply increased
the birds' decline.
By the mid-1980s, NEW
,only 250 pair of
wood storks were
still nesting in WWM
Everglades National
Park. Jennm
Wood storks are -
monogamous birds
that pair during a breeding
season and raise their off-
spring together. Breeding
often occurs in early
November through December
followed by the incubation
period. The incubation period
lasts from 28 to 32 days.
Both the male and the female
sit on the eggs, which aver-
age three per nest. A wood
stork nest is usually big as
large as 4 feet in diameter.


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fer Abbey.


The favorite place
to build a nest is a
tall tree, usually the
cypress or the man-
grove tree. The
number of nests in
one tree can be up
to 20.
In order to get
the wood stork off
the endangered
species list, the
Fish and Wildlife
Service has set a
recovery goal of at
least 10,000 nesting
pairs producing at
least 1.5 chicks per


nest over a 5-year period. Of
those 10,000 pairs, a mini-
mum of 2,500 must occur in
south Florida.
Wet conditions in the last
five years resulted in the
inundation of more wetland
acreage and, as a result, led
to high nesting success in
wood storks. Unfortunately,
excessively wet hydrologic
conditions are unlikely to
persist as evidenced by this


past year. Consequently, nest-
ing success for this season is
proving to be poor. There are
currently no nesting pairs at
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary,
historically the largest nest-
ing colony for storks in the
nation.
Wood storks have failed to
nest successfully when natu-
ral wetlands cycles are upset
by human water management.
This close association of the
past population decline of the
wood stork and the decline in
quality habitat makes the
wood stork a good indicator
species for ecosystem health.
Close monitoring of an indi-
cator species will tell us
much about the success of
habitat restoration. This is
important for the Everglades
restoration project currently.
'under way.
Our understanding of the
habitat requirements of wood
storks makes it possible to
revise water management
practices in order to restore
good wading bird feeding


conditions. The challenge,
however, is to implement
these improved water man-
agement programs in the face
of the rapidly growing human
demands for water and space
in southern Florida.

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


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* Chrst FeNowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New ULife
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.rpm.
Wednesday: Worship, p.m. Pastor
EugeneHaas. Phone 471-0924.
SPint Assembl9 y of Ood, 114
South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL
23382. Phone: 453-4453;. Sunday
- School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship:
10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday
Children's Church; 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Adult Bible Study and
Youth/Royal Explorers. 7 p.m.
Pastor John E. Dumas.
* First Assembly of God, 4409
Kewworth Blvd. The Rev. Wilmont
McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10
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-
431. .



11 Avon ParOk Lakes Eaptt
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-
4556. Rev. Marcus Marshall as
Pastor.
Sllethany Beptist Church,
(GA!SC), Christ-centered, biblical-
ly based, family focused church on
798 C-17A South, Avon Park, FL
(comer of SR-17 and C-17A Truck
Route). Pastor David L. Conrad.
9:00a.m. Bible study for all ages.
9:45 a.m. Fellowship and refres-
ment time. 10:30 a.m. Morning
Worship service. 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 'i 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 chidcre provided for morning
service.' For information, call 314-
0932 Pastor Randy Gaines.
* Faith Missionary Bapatist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
8p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.
bedf interpretation available. Ken
Lanibert, Pastot. Phone 386-5055.
w Faiowhip Baptit 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-mall: fellowsh@stra-

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 0p.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: 7p.m. Spanish prayer meet-
ing. Nursery provided for all servic-
es. LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24-
hour prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
SFirst Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
wayibetween 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; Amie
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 did. Becky Gotsch, director.
Calol 384704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
401 South Florida Ave., Avon Park.
Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St.,


WORSHIP


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/theavenue.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School
- 9:30 am. Sunday worship -
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening 6
p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, 'mis-
sion-minded. King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor..
Larry. Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.,
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday' School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
* Open Door Baptist Church,
located In the Sebring Square shop-
ping center in the Music Makers
Music Store (between Winn Dixie
and the pet store). The Bible is our
doctrine. Our faith is the Lord Jesus
Christ. "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.in. Wednesday:
Praybr/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir
practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided.
For information, call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
0. Bums, 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. Proylsions 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 na.m.;
Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.
'Wednesday prayer meeting and


Bible study, 7p.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 opportunitiess for the
entire family through Worship, Bible
Study, Discipleship, Music, Student
and Children's Ministries, Missionb
and Fellowship. Child Development
Center available for ages 1-5 from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 7a.m. to 6 p.m.


CATHO"C
* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas
McLoghlin, 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
1st through 12th. Youth Nights for 6
years and older are from 6:30-8:30
p.m. Wednesday.
a St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St.,
Sebring, FL 33870), 385-0049. The
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.,10:30 a.m.and
noon Spanish Mass. Confessions:
4-4:45 p.m. Saturday and 7:00 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-
gartern 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, y6uth 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.
I I
CHRISTIANM
N Eastside Christian Church, 101
Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
(two miles east of U.S. 27 on
County Road 621), 465-7065.


Stephen Bishop, pastor. S.C.
Couch, associate pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; fellowship,
9:45 a.m. with refreshments; and
Worship Celebration with the Lord's
Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Janet Couch, sec-
retary; Thelma Hall, ;organist; and
Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayeir, 6:30 p.m.;
"Buliding for all generations." "Jesus
Christ, the Way, Truth and Life. Alive
and worth the drive." .
* Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
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.
* First Chrstian Church, 1016 W.
Camphor Street Avon Pa(k,. FL
33825. "Where .truth is taught and
love abounds.". Bill Raymond,
Minister, Tammy Johns, Secretary,
and Children's Director. Jon Carter,
Music Minister. Sunday: Bible
School-9- a.m. Worship-10 a.m.
Wednesday: Choir Practice-6 p.m.
Study Groups (all ages)-6;30 p.m.
Nursery provided for all events.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsetta Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-
3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton,
Pastor; The Reiv; Juanita Roberts,
Ministerial Assistant. Sunday
School, 9:00 a.m.; Praise Breakfast,
10:00 a..m., Morning Worship,
10:30 a.m.: Children's. Church,
10!30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and
Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth
Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek
Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.


CHRIS TIAN


* Ths 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 5
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.
* Lorda 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. Jim Baker.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
* Avon Park Church of Christ,
S200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday. Worship Services, 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available at every service. Bible
Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages. Church phone:
453-4692.
* Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. We
would like to extend an invitation for
you and your family to visit with us
here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours
of service are: Sunday Bible Class,
9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10
a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7
p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD

* Living Waters Church of God,
4571 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL
33875. Sunday: Homecoming serv-
ice, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:45
a.m.; prayer, 9:45 a.m.; Encounter
worship service, 10:45 a.m. and it is
bilingual; nursery at 10:45 a.m.; kids
church, 9 and 10:45 a.m. and
evening worship, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Pastor's prayer partners,
6 a.m.; Intercessory prayer, noon;
and Bread of Life Food Pantry, 4-6
p.m. Wednesday: Fellowship meals,
5:30 p.m.; Awana Kid's Bible Club,
6:30-8 p.m.; School of ministry,
6:30-8 p.m.; and worship team
rehearsals, 8 p.m. Thursday: Youth
night/cafe and game room, 6 p.m.
and worship, 7 p.m. Phone: 385-
8772.

CHURCH OF NAZARENE

* First Church of the Nazarene of
Avon Park, P.O. Box 1118, Avon
Park, FL 33826-1118. Sunday:
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages; 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.
8 First Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday: Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service at
7 p.m. with special services for chil-
dren, youth and adults. Special
services once a month for seniors
(Prime Timers), and young adults
and families. Call for details at 385-
0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.


CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

* Community Bible Church -
Churches of Christ in Christian
Union, (Orange Blossom
Conference Center) 1400 C-17A
North (truck route), Avon Park.
Presenting Jesus Christ as the
answer for time and eternity.
Sunday moving 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 Schankweiler( Pastor.
Phone 453-6052.


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EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer 839 Howe's 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 a.mr ; l:3Q,3.am.r;
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. With our Lenten
season started, we are having a
preaching series entitled Christ On
Trial. Come and join us.


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."
N 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


M 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 -al f' .30 a
Thursday devotion is a i t ~.m Thee
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.


Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, The Rev. Ron Daniels, pastor.
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the sec- and 10:55 a.m. Contemporary
ond Thursday of the month, Sunday Worship at 9:40 a.m..
September through June. Board of Sunday School at 9:40 and 10:55
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first a.m. Youth meeting, 5:30-8 p.m.
Monday of the month. Choir Sunday. Youth After School Ministry,:.
rehearses, at 7 p.m. each 3-5 p.m. Tuesday. Rick Heilig, youth
Wednesday, September through director. Children's After School
April. Presbyterian Women meet at Ministry, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the Wednesday. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn worship service is broadcast over
Treadway. Organist: Richard Wedig. WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a'
Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. nursery available at all services.
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, 0 Memorial United Methodist
slpc@tnni.net; Web site, Church, 500 Kent Ave., Lake
http://slpc.presbychurch.org. Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev.
Douglas S. Pareti, senior pastor.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assis-
tant. Sunday schedule: Heritage
SSebring Seventh-Day Adventist worship service at 8:30 a.m.;
Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sunday school for all ages at 9:30
Sebring; 385-2438. Worship a.m.; Celebration worship service at
Services: 9:15 a.m., Saturday, Bible 10:45 a.m.' Youth fellowship for
study; 11 a.m. Saturday, preaching; sixth through 12th graders at 5-7
7:15 p.m. Tuesday, prayer meeting. p.m.; Bible fellowship class at 6
Community service: 9-11 a.m. every p.m.; and modem worship experi-
Monday. Health van ministry: 9-11 ence at 7 p.m. Nursery care provid-
a.m. every second Thursday of the ed every Sunday morning. We offer
month. Pastor Gregg Aguirre. Christ-centered Sunday school
* Walker Memorial Seventh-day classes, youth programs, Bible stud-
Adventist Church. 1410n West ies book studeis and Chrisjia-.fel,
'Avo"'Wy;., Avon Park P'lone.' '- lowship. For more details,;d theg
6641 or' e-mail- wmc'sslrato.ne'i.' "hurch office at 465-2422, OgooAte
Saturday morning worship service is the Web site at www.memori-...
at 11 a.m.; Sabbath School, 9:30 alumc.com. ,
a.m.; Adventist Youth in Action E St. John United Methodist .
(AYA), 4 p.m. and Vespers one hour Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
before sunset. Wednesday prayer Sebring, FL 33872; Sebring Country
meeting 7 p.m. Community Service Estates. The Rev. Ronald
hours on Tuesday and Thursday is DeGenaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday
from 9:00 a.m. till Noon. Senior School, 915 a.m.; Sunday Moming
Pastor Paul Boling; Associate Worship, 8 a.m. (November-April)
Pastor Eben Aguirre; and Youth and 10:30 a.m. (all year). Hispanic
Pastor Tom Baker. Walker Memorial worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Academy Christian School offering Sunday school classes are for all
education for kindergarten through ages, both English and Hispanic.
12th grades'.. Phone 382-1736.
Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
THE CHURCH OF LATTER Sebring. The Rev. Dale Schanely,,
DAY SAINTS Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship,'
9:55 a.m., adults and children;
* The Church of Jesus Christ of Fellowship hour, 11 a.m. after wor-
Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix ship service; Prayer and Bible
Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: Study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir
382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; rehearsal 7 p.m., Thursday. United
Robert Guris, first counselor; and Methodist Men, 8 a.m. second
Butler Tyler, second counselor. Saturday. United Methodist Women,
Family History Center: 382-1822. 1 p.m. first Thursday. Church office
Sunday services: Sacrament meet- phone, 655-0040.


Worship schedule for summer able. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
through fall: Worship service, 9 minister. For information, call 471-
a.m.; Communion services, first and 1122.
third Sundays; Education Hour 0 Visions Christian Community
10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Avon Park (in the historical build-
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; worship, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday -
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
activities: Youth Group, Senior Communion is first Sunday of each
Citizens, Younger Side Adults, month. Youth ministry is fourth
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Sunday. Women's Ministry is fifth
Guild, Small group studies as Sunday. "Where there is no vision
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand my people perish."
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 0 The Way Church meets at Dee's
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Place, 128 N. Ridgewood Drive,
Monday through Friday. License: Sebring. Time schedule for Sunday
C14H1-0020: Susan Norris, director. is refreshments and fellowship at 9
Visit us online at: a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
www.vchurches.com/trinityluther- and worship service at 10:30 a.m.
anip. The Way is a church family who
gathers for contemporary worship,
teaching of God's Word, prayer and
NON-DENOMINATIONAL fellowship. Come early and stay
after for fellowship time. Child care
Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 and children's church are provided.
Hammock Road, Sebring. Sunday: Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
First Worship Service and Sunday Way A place for you. Office
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Service and Sunday School, 10:45 Phone:381-6190. Email:theway-
--a.m.mA nursery is provided for chil- .church @ hot mail. c, .Ico .
plrer up to 2 years old. Evening: ebsie:www.TheWayChurch.org
Junior and Senior Youth, 5:06 p.m. ,
and evening service, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Friends (ages 3 years PRESBYTERIAN
to fifth grade), 6:15 p.m. and adult
Bible studies, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene 0 Covenant Presbyterian Church
Bengtson, pastor; Todd Patterson, (PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
associate pastor; and Wayne Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Henderson, youth pastor. Church Congregation of the .Presbyterian
office 385-1024. Church in America. Worship servic-
M Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock es: Sunday morning worship, 10:30
Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386- a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
4900. An independent community Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
church. Sunday morning worship, Wednesday evening Prayer
9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m. Quest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:
Osbeck. A small friendly church covpres@strato.net, Web site:
waiting for your visit. www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
* Christian Training Ministries Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
County RFoad 17 on Simpson Thursday.
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 M First Presbyterian Church ARP,
a.m. A nursery and children's church 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on
are provided. The church is part of LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.
Christian International Ministries Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert
Network, a full gospel, non-denomi- Johnson is the pastor. Fellowship
national ministry. Linda M. Downing, time, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30
minister: Phone, 314-9195, lindad a.m.; Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.;
owning@hotmail.com. Casey L. Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;
Downing, associate minister: Children's Church, 10:45 a.m.; and
Phone, 385-8171, Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
caseydowning@hotmail.com. Web Other weekly activities: Wednesday
site is www.christiantrainingmin- Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible
istries.net study, 10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday
* Highlands Community Church lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
is meeting at the Community Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
Christian Church at 3005 New Life ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
Way. Highlands Community Church dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; and
features a casual contemporary choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
church. Our Celebration Service is Wednesday. Be a part of a warm;
at 10 AM and includes a quality caring church family with traditional
nursery and Kid's world for ages services, following biblical truth.
through elementary age, Church 0 First Presbyterian Church, ARP,
phone is 47,1-1236, or Pastor Bruce 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL
Linhart's cell is 402-1684. website: 33870. 385-0107. Sunday School,
highlandscommunity.com email: all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship
pastor@highlandscommunity.com Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Senior
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach High Youth Group (teens), 6:30-8:15
Community Church, 1900 State p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study,
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL 10:30 a.m.; "KFC" Kids for Christ
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m. Youth Group (grades first through
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m. fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir rehearsal,
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo 5:30 p.m. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pas-
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night tor. Tracey A. Bressette, director of
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m. Christian education.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros 0 First Presbyterian Church, ARP
y sanidad; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 118 North Oak Ave., Lake Placid,
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m. 465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@earth-
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion, link.net. The Rev. Ray Cameron,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi- senior pastor; the Rev. Drew
ence the power of the word of Jesus Severance, associate pastor.
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir- Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
acle and healing. It is bilingual, and 11 a.m.; and contemporary wor-
Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893. ship is at 10:45 a.m. in Friendship
* Unity of Sebring Family Hall. A variety of Sunday school
Worship Centre at the Centre for classes for adults and children are
Positive Living, member of the at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office
Association of Unity Churches, 204 for more information about the
S. Orange St., Sebring, FL 33870 classes offered. Nursery is provided
(between Highlands County for babies and toddlers; while young
Courthouse and Sebring Middle children up to second grade have a
School). Sunday Celebration special Children's Church offered
Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care during the worship service to help
available. Adult Discussion Group, 9 them grow in their spiritual knowl-
a.m. Sunday. Weekly classes,- edge.
Christian Bookstore, Prayer Ministry U Spring Lake Presbyterian
and Spiritual Counseling also avail- Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

* Emmanuel United Church of
Christ, 3115 Hope Street, Sebring,
FL 33875. Sunday worship, 9:30
a.m. Children's Christian Education,
9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome at
Emmanuel. We are located 1.7
miles west of U.S. 27 on Hammock
Road. For more information, call the
church office at 471-1999 or e-mail
to eucc@strato.net or check our
website sebringemmanuelucc.com.


UNION CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

* Union Congregational Church,
106 North Butler Ave., Avon Park,.
FL 33825; 453-3345. Pastor: The
Rev. Bill' Breylinger. Sunday servic-
es are at 7:45 a.m. at the Historic
Church, 101 Jim Rodgers Ave.; 9
a.m. and 10:45 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. Visit us at our
website:www.apunionchurch.org


VINEYARD

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


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ing, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine,
11:20 a.m. to noon; and
Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1
p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20
p.m. Wednesday: .11-year-old
Scouts, 7-8:20 p.m. first and third
Wednesday; and activity days for 8-
11 year old girls from 7-8:20 p.m.
second and fourth Wednesday.


THE SALVATION ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

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


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SFCC presents

Gary Puckett,

B.J. Thomas
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
presents a special perform-
ance by Gary Puckett and B.J.
Thomas at 8 p.m. Saturday,
April 28, in the SFCC
Auditorium, Highlands
Campus, to celebrate the col-
lege's 40th anniversary and to
kick off the SFCC Summer
Series 2007.
Five-time Grammy award
winner B.J. Thomas is one of
the most recognized and
respected voices of the
American musical landscape.
With more than 70 million
records sold and a singing
career spanning four decades,
Thomas' vocal versatility is
as apparent today as it was
when he recorded his first hit,
"I'm So Lonesome I Could
Cry," in 1967. Other hits B.J.
Thomas is best known for
include "Raindrops Keep
Fallin' On My Head," and
"Hooked On A Feeling." His
chart topping songs over the
years have added up to 15 Top
40 pop hits, 10 Top 40 coun-
try hits, and 15 gold and plat-
inum records.
Thomas is the only artist
ever to have the "Song of the
Year" on the pop, country and
gospel charts for his hit single
"Raindrops Keep Fallin, On
My Head" which was written
for the motion picture "Butch
Cassidy & The Sundance
Kid." His country success led
him to become the 60th mem-
ber of the Grand Ole Opry. In

Palms of Sebring

residents visit

Art League's

quilt exhibit
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Residents of
The Palms of Sebring
enjoyed a recent visit to
Highlands Art League to view
the SSS Art Quilters' exhibit
featured in the Yellow House
Gallery/Gift Shop.
Quilting has held a place in
the history of America for
generations. From great
grandmothers using what.
they had to create covers for
warmth to works of love cre-
ated by ladies at quiltifig bees
in church basements, this art
continues to evolve.
With the advances in fab-
rics and fibers, the art quilt
was born. Incorporating tex-
ture and fiber with color and
composition has allowed the
artist to use the quilt as a can-
vas for expression. Although
the art is constructed from
fabric, it is meant to hang on
the wall like an oil or water-
color painting.
SSS Art Quilters Mary
Seigfreid, Linn Shimek and
Sandy Spice will be available
from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday to
answer questions and greet
visitors to the Gallery. The
exhibit is on display until
April 22.

Read All About It
to be offered at
county's three
public libraries
Special to the News-Sun
The Highlands County
Public Library System- is
offering Read All About It,
the 2007 Florida Library
Youth Reading Program, at
its three library branches.
Reading logs will be avail-
able at the Avon Park Library,
Lake Placid Memorial
Library and the Sebring
Public Library. Young readers
who read daily during the
summer will receive a small
gift and their names will be


placed in a paper link chain
every time they read for
seven consecutive days.
Locations and schedule for
the reading program are:
Avon Park: Tuesdays at
3:30 p.m. on June 5, 12, 19
and 26 and July 10. Call 452-
3803.
Sebring: Mondays at 3:30
p.m. on June 4, 11, 18 and 25
and July 9. Call 402-6716.
Lake Placid: Thursdays at
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and 28 and July 12. Call. 699-
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Art on the Waterfront fund-raiser


Courtesy photos
Gary Puckett (left) and BJ. Thomas will help celebrate
South Florida Community College's 40th anniversary as they
kick off the SFCC Summer Series on Saturday, April 28.


1989 Thomas recorded "As
Long As We Got Each Other,"
the theme song for the ABC
sitcom Growing Pains.
Gary Puckett is best known
for his work with the Union
Gap in the 1960s and 1970s,
when he had numerous hit
songs including "Young
Girl," "Lady Willpower" and
"Over You." In 1968 Gary
Puckett and The Union Gap
had six consecutive gold
records and sold more records
than any other recording act,
including the Beatles. They
even played a command per-
formance at the White House
for the president and Prince
Charles.
Puckett's unmistakable sig-
nature voice has earned him
six "consecutive gold records
-and Top 10 hits and more than
25 million records sold. He
has performed on more than


30 network television shows
and prime time specials dur-
ing his amazing career.
Tickets range from $20 to
$35 and can be purchased
online 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, at www.south
florida.edu by clicking on
Performances. Tickets may
also be purchased by calling
the SFCC Box Office at 784-
7178 or by visiting the SFCC
Box Office at the front of the
SFCC Auditorium, 600 W.
College Drive, Highlands
Campus, Avon Park, 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-
Friday.
Sponsorships are available
for this performance and the
second Summer Series per-
formance of Lou Gramm of
Foreigner and Survivor on
June 23. Contact Doug
Andrews at 784-7177 for
more information.


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Beautiful
spring weather has arrived
and with it comes Highlands
Art League's annual fund-
raiser, Art on the Waterfront,
which is set for 6 p.m. Friday.
"This is an important event
for the league. We hope to
raise funds to help with com-
pletion of The Village." said
interim executive director
Alice Stroppel.
"It's a wonderful way to
show your support for a cul-
tural facility that represents
our community. You will have
a delightful evening in a gor-
geous setting, enjoy fabulous
food and participate in a live-
ly auction, all the while
knowing that your contribu-
tion is helping the Art League
achieve its dream of service
to Highlands County."
Tim and Martile Blackman'
have once again graciously
opened their lovely home to
members and patrons of
Highlands Art League. This
year's event will enchant
attendees with an Oriental
theme.
Guests will enjoy a deli-
cious dinner with a Chinese
flair prepared by Golden
Palms Catering while a spe-
cial entertainment surprise
will continue the theme for
the evening. Dressing in your
best Oriental costume is wel-
comed, but not required.
An auction will start
promptly at 8 p.m. This year,


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fund-raiser, Art on the Waterfront. This original watercolor is
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vacation packages, dinners,
limo services and much more.
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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC05-705
IN RE: ESTATE OF RONALD ZABOROWSKI
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Ronald
Zaborowski, deceased, whose date of death
was July 24, 2004, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 590 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870.
The Estate is testate and the date of the dece-
dent's will is January 15, 2001. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
Any interested person on whom a copy of the
notice of administration is served must object
to the validity of the will, qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of the court, by filing a petition or other plead-
ing requesting relief in accordance with the
Florida Probate Rule. WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON,
OR THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOREVER BAR-
RED.
Any person entitled to exempt property is re-
quired to file a petition for determination of
exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person
entitled to elective shares is required to file an
election to take elective share WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
Personal Representative
Judith Zaborowski
4101 Hearthstone PI
Toledo, OH 43613-4022
Attorney for Personal Representative
Jonathan Tolentino, P.A.
FBN: 0355150
501 Goodlette Rd.
Suite D-100
Naples, FL 34102
Telephone: (239) 793-7788
Fax 239-649-7786
April 15, 22, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFT THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-197
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANK A. DELUCA
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of FRANK
A. DELUCA, deceased, File Number PC 07-
197, is pending in the Circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
,PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is April 8, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Lynda D. Fulcher
4115 Loquat Road
Sebring, Florida 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Clifford M. Ables III
FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
April 8, 15, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC-07-133
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROSS C. JOHNSON
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ROSS
C. JOHNSON, deceased, whose date of death
was July 7, 2006; File Number PC-07-133, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, FL 33870. The names and address-
es of the personal representative and the per-
sonal 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 has been 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


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THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS APRIL 8, 2007.
LARRY ROSS JOHNSON
Personal Representative
3804 Kenilworth Boulevard
Sebring, FL 33870
/s/ Derek B. Alvarez
DEREK B. ALVAREZ, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0114278
GENDERS-ALVAREZ
A Professional Association
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-4744
Facsimile: (813) 254-5222
April 8, 15, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC05-705
IN RE: ESTATE OF RONALD ZABOROWSKI
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Ronald
Zaborowski, deceased, whose date of death
was July 24, 2004, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 590 South
Commerce Avenue, 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 per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS 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 AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this no-
tice is April 15, 2007.
Personal Representative
Judith Zaborowski
4101 Hearthstone PI
Toledo, OH 43613-4022
Attorney for Personal Representative
/s/ Jonathan Tolentino
Jonathan Tolentino, P.A.


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FBN: 0355150
501 Goodlette Rd.
Suite D-100
Naples, FL 34102
Telephone: (239) 793-7788
Fax 239-649-7786
April 15, 22, 2007
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-2006-792
DIVISION 21
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR
NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
SERIES 2006-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARTHA C. HERRERA, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
April 9, 2007 and entered in Case NO. GC-
2006-792 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE
FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST 2006-1, is the Plaintiff and MARTHA
C. HERRERA; GRACIELA VIZCAYA; TENANT
#1 N/K/A RYAN BERRY; TENANT #2 N/K/A
TAMARA BERRY are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at JU-
RY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 3rd day of May, 2007, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment:
LOT 14, BLOCK "A", SPRING LAKE VIL-
LAGE IV, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE
75, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 8265 COZUMEL LANE, SEBRING,
FL 33876 .
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on April 9, 2007.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F06008807
NEW CENTURY CONV R -abiven
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
April 15, 22, 2007


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-CA-08
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., SUCCESSOR
BY REASON OF MERGER WITH
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 344, LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO, ASSOCIATES
FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDITH MORAN A/K/A EDITH M. MORAN F/K/A
EDITH M. EWINGS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF EDITH MORAN A/K/A EDITH M. MORAN
F/K/A EDITH M. EWINGS; STEPHANIE MOR-
AN, WITH A LIFE ESTATE UNTO EDITH MOR-
AN A/K/A EDITH M. MORAN F/K/A EDITH M.
EWINGS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STE-
PHANIE MORAN, WITH A LIFE ESTATE UNTO
EDITH MORAN A/K/A EDITH M. MORAN F/K/A
EDITH M. EWINGS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEND-
ANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Highlands County, Flor-
ida, described as:
LOT 8, BLOCK 6, LUCAS LAKE ESTATES
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO 'THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,
PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
4328 HUDSON BLVD
SEBRING, FL 33870
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on June 7,
2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 4th day of April, 2007.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
April 15, 22, 2007


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AD FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC06-799
CARLOS JORDI,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
ESCOLASTICA ARGEMINA
GANCEDO LUEJE
DEFENDANT.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ESCOLASTICA ARGEMINA GANCEDO
LUEJE, any Personal representatives, the sur-
viving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, cred-
itors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against status in unknown,
claiming under any of the above named or de-
scribed defendant.
Last known address:
ESCOLASTICA ARGEMINA GANCEDO
LUEJE, #416, San Sebastian, Guipuzcoa,
Spain
ESCOLASTICA ARGEMINA GANCEDO
LUEJE, Edificio San Jose, Apt. #10, Abnicio &
Canonigos, Caracas, Venezuela
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 26, Block 3, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,
Section 1, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 8, Page 10, Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you, ESCOLASTICA AR-
GEMINA GANCEDO LUEJE, 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 May 22,
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 April 10, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
April 15, 22, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-52
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, successor by
merger to CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,.
Plaintiff,
vs.
CINDY LEE CARNLEY ARELLANO, et ux., et
al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Fore-
closure Sale entered on April 4, 2007 in this
case now pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Street,
Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M.,
on the 30th day of April, 2007, the following
described property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgment, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"


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Royal Oaks Realty . . . US 27 N
Shoppes at Avon Park . US 27 N LAKE PLACID
Winn Dixie . . . .... US 27 S A Star Realty Services ...........
...................Interlake Blvd.
SEBRING Barber Shop .............. . ..
Ag Center . . . . . . US 27 S ....... Interlake Blvd. & US 27
Banyan Plaza . ..... US 27 Brantley Properties .Interlake Blvd.
Bayless Realty ......... US 27 N C.S. Edwards Realty . .Main Avenue
Bealls Outlet ........ Southgate Century 21 Compton Realty ......
BP Station .... US 27 & Fairmount ........... Access Rd. @US 27 S


Century 21 Advanced Realty ... ....
.............. US 27 N
City Market ....... Ridgewood Dr.
C.S. Edwards Realty ..... US 27 N
Coldwell Banker Highlands
Properties ............ US 27 S
Dee's Place ....... Ridgewood Dr.
Desoto Square .. . . . US 27 S
Feathers Laundry ...... Southgate
Golden Key Realty ........ US 27
Harvey's BP ............. US 27
Help U Sell ............ .US 27 N
Homer's .......... Town Square
IHOP ................. US 27 N
Lakeshore Mall ......... US 27 N
Lakeview Plaza ........ US 27 N
MaeLee's Deli ..... Ridgewood Dr.
News-Sun ........ 2227 US 27 S


Citgo Conv. Store ...............
........... Lake Josephine Rd.
Citgo Cony. Store . Lake June Rd.
Coldwell Banker Highlands
Properties ........... US 27 N
Ed Fisher Realty ...............
........... Access Rd. @US 27 S
ERA Advanced All Service Realty . .
...... .......... .. 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


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EXHIBIT A
Being the South 75 feet of the East 150 feet of
Tract 14, of T.A.S. Acres, a subdivision ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 8, Page 1, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows: Beginning at the South-
east corner of Tract 14, thence North 88 de-
grees 37' 37" West along the South boundary
of Tract 14, a distance of 150 feet to a point,
thence North 01 degrees 21' 20" East and
parallel to 8th Avenue a distance of 75 feet to
a point, thence South 88 degrees 37' 37" East
a distance of 150 feet to the West boundary of
8th Avenue, thence South 01 degrees 21' 20"
West along the West boundary of 8th Avenue
a distance of 75 feet to the Point of Beginning.
FILE #1018836 RCD: Apr 13 1999 @
11:30AM
L.E. "Luke" Brooker, Clerk, Highlands County
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ENTERED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
this 4th day of APRIL, 2007.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HIGHLANDS, Florida
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
April 15, 22, 2007
PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
1989 DODGE
1B3CP48D9KN557259
ON APRIL 26, 2007, 9:00 A.M.
AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
734 CR 621 EAST
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
April 15, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-685
SUN'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
INES MORALES DE GARCIA, if alive and if
not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against INES MORALES
DE GARCIA, and all claimants under any of
such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: INES MORALES DE GARCIA, if alive and
if not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against INES MORALES
DE GARCIA, and all claimants under any of
such party;
P.O. Box 406 Lajas, PR 00667
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Lot 01, Block 069, Unit 06, SUN 'N LAKE
ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 52, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of rc anC :t .r ir i :our u n on r dr,.:,'-
April 30, .- r,'Oi r, ,.terie d ,r.jul.trriy. ei'rri-
_tered against Vou ior ire reir deriTaneda in
the Complaint.


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WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 3rd day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
April 8, 15, 2007
PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
1988 FORD
1FTDE14Y9JHB63659
ON APRIL 27, 2007, 9:00 A.M.
AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
734 CR 621 EAST
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
April 15, 2007
PUBLIC NOTICE
Request for Proposal
On April 13, 2007, the Heartland Workforce
Investment Board, Inc., d/b/a Heartland Work-
force, is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP)
to solicit applications from organizations with
the expertise and capacity to design, adminis-
ter and deliver workforce development Busi-
ness Services in DeSoto, Hardee, and High-
lands Counties. The Request for Proposal
(RFP) will be posted on the Heartland Work-
force website at www.heartland-
workforce.ora.
Completed proposals must be submitted, to
Heartland Workforce, 2726 US Hwy 27 N.,
Sebring, FL 33870 no later than 3:00 pm on
May 11, 2007. Complete details for respond-
ing to this solicitation can be found in the
RFP.
April 13, 2007

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105 County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION
START DATE: Friday April 6, 2007 at 9:00 A.M.
END DATE: Monday April 16, 2007 at 6:00 P.M.
through 10:00 P.M.
LOCATION WEBSITEE: GOVDEALS.COM
Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted poli-
cies, the Highlands County Board of County Commis-
sioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida,
has declared various items as surplus property and
have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be
conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said
property.
A list of specific surplus items may be obtained from
the following locations and/or by requesting a list by
fax (863)402-6735 or e-mail to sbutler@hcbcc.ora or
plemay@hcbcc orQ'
1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803. Contacts: Sandra Butler at
(863)402-6527 or Pam Lemay at (863)402-6528.
2) HC Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
2nd Floor BCC Receptionist; Sebring, FL 33870 at
(863)402-6500.
Additional information can be obtained Monday
through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. about the
County's Internet Auction process by contacting High-
lands County BCC's General Services/Purchasing De-
partment at the following numbers. (863)402-6527 or
(863) 402-6528
Note: All property will be sold on an "as is, where is"
basis.
The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete Items
from GovDeals' Website at anytime during the Inter-
net bidding dates above.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
April 4, 8,11,15,2007
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB
07-052 PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE AND INSPEC-
TION OF HCBCC GENERATORS
Specifications may be obtained from Gerald (Jed) Se-
cory, Director, Highlands County General
Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd.,
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County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no
later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, May 3,2007, at which
time they will be opened. Bids received later than the
date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board
will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids
that are Incorrectly addressed, delivered In person, by
mail or any other type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be In at-
tendance at the above bid opening.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC/COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the
award, if an award is made, will be made to the most
responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and
qualifications indicate that the award will be in the
best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves
the right to waive irregularities in the bid.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimi-
nation policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,-
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: Jminor@hcbcc.org Re-
quests for CART or interpreter services should be
made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordina-
tion of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: hcbcc.net
April 15, 22, 2007
INVITATION TO BID
The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City
Purchasing Department for:
BID #07-017: Fencing at Gabe White Park
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
purchaslng@mysebrino corn
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identity 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., May 3, 2007,
at which time they will be opened. Bids received 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 per-
son, by mail, or any other type of delivery service.
The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof; and the
award; if an award Is made, will be made to the most
responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications 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
April 15, 20, 2007
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCOCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids in the County Purchasing Department for:
ITB 07-048 MULCHING AND DISPOSITION OF WOOD
AND YARD WASTE
Specifications may be obtained from Gerald (Jed) Se-
cory, Director, Highlands County General Services /
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring,
FL. 33875-5803, 863-402-6523, Fax: 6735,or by 'E-
Mail: psecorv@hcbcc org
.Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the"
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
submittal. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands
County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no
later than 2:00 P.M.. Thursday Anril 26 2007 at
which time they will be opened. Bids received later
than the date and time as specified will be rejected.
The Board will not be responsible for late deliveries of
bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered In per-
son, by mail, or any other type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the above bid opening.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award
is made, will be made to the most responsible and re-
sponsive bidder whose bid and qualifications Indicate
that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands
i .j: in o : I r.
ThA Bo loI Cul r, Ci, Tir m,.a:ini er. 0or Hgnirao
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis


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of any Individual's disability status. This non-discrimi-
nation policy Involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, Including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in Its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
John A. Minor, ADA Coordinatoratt: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: Jmlnor@hcbcc.ora Re-
quests for CART or interpreter services should be
made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordina-
tion of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: hcbcc.net
April 8,15, 2007

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.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES / PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids In the County Purchasing Department for:
IT8 07-051 DEMOLITION, REMOVAL, DISPOSAL
AND CLEAN UP OF ALL DEBRIS OF THE IDENTIFIED
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 220 HAWTHORNE DRIVE
LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA
Specifications may be obtained from Gerald (Jed) Se-
cory, Director, Highlands County General Services/
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring,
FL. 33875-5803, 863-402-6523, Fax: 6735,or by E-
Mall: asecory@hcbcc ora.
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to Identify the enclosed
submittal. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands
County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no
later than 2:00 P.M., April 26. 2007, at which time
they will be opened. Bids received later than the date
and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will
not be responsible for late deliveries of bids that are
incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, or
any other type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at either of the above meetings.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award
is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder
whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award
will be in the best Interest of Highlands County. The
Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the
bid.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any Individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
Ination policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: Imlnor@hcbcc.ora Re-
quests for CART or interpreter services should be
made at least 24 hours In advance to permit coordina-
tion of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: hcbcc.ne
April 8,15, 2007


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DENTAL ASSISTANT for busy office, to apply
please call 863-382-9090 for information or
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Aluminum, Phone and TV jacks,
Minor Plumbing, Carpentry, Fans,
Repairs, Screens & Painting.
863-385-1936
Capo Home Services. All types of Home Im-
provement & Repairs. Over 30yrs experience.
Lice. & Insur. Anthony Capalbo (863) 402-
8225.
Lawn Care. Cheap rates. FAST. Dependable
Free Est. (863) 381-2824.
Lawn Service reliable and reasonable. Free
estimates. 863-381-3192.
LAWN SERVICE
Commercial/Residential.
Landscaping/Yard Clean ups.
Quality Work. Lic/Ins
(863) 873-9696
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.

Yoder's Lawn Service. Residential Lawn
Service in Sebring Area. Since 2001. Full serv-.
ice. We bag all clippings. Free Est. Call 863-
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FRONT DESK PERSON. If you enjoy a variety
of duties, this might be the position for you.
The person we are looking for has a great per-
sonality, enjoys talking to people, is computer
literate with Windows based system knowl-
edge, ability to work independently. Must be
able to do office bank deposits, handle multi-
ple tasks and willing to learn new systems.
This is a full time position with company ben-
efits including health insurance, life and long
term disability, paid time off, 401(k) and short
term disability. Please send resume to:
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RN, TRIAGE RUNNERS
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Handles Polk, Hardee & Highlands counties,
Our Triage Department is seeking a RN to be
responsible for making visits in patients'
homes. Excellent communication and intrep-
ersonal skills with the ability to multi-task and
work in fast paced environment required.
Weekend work also required.

RN HOSPICE CASE MANAGER
(Sebring, PT Weekends)
The selected candidate will visit local hospitals
and families, conduct case management for
patients, provide ongoing clinical assessment,
coordination of inpatient care and timely dis-
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RNs HOSPICE HOUSE
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Provide care to patients with life-limiting ill-
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SA/MH setting. Apply Florida Center, 100 Col-
lege Dr., Avon Park, Fl 33825, 863-452-3858
or Fax resume; 863-452-3863. EOE/DFWP.


2100 Help Wanted
FRONT RECEPTIONIST needed for fast paced
multi-physician office. Medical terminology &
patient care skills a plus. Must be multi-tasked
people person. Benefit package. Fax resume
(863)385-3866, Attn: Debbie Anderson.
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.
Avon Career Opportunities Available
Have your own business
Set your own hours
Earn up to %50 of your sales
Insurance plan available
Janet, Independent Rep 863-253-1014


BUILDING MAINTENANCE
ASSISTANT
Gen repair/maintenance/alter structures/equipment;
general carpentry/plumbing/electric/cleaning/paint-
ing. Requires HS/GED 1 yr experience in building
maintenance; valid FL DL. $10.20-$12 hryly, DOQ.
Closes: 4-17-07 Apply at Highlands County
Commission, 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33871, or download application: www.hcbcc.net. and
mail Attn: HR.





News- Sun
Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927
S \\e currently have openings in our Packing/Mailroom
Department. Hours vary with each
publication. Core days are Tuesday,
\\ ednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Start times are generally early evening
hours. No experience necessary.Ability
to lift bundles and work on your feet a
must, some mechanical aptitude
helpful. Stop by our office and
fill out an application or call
. Joe at 385-6155 extension 536.
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SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


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


POSITION VACANCIES

COORDINATOR, FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAMS Full-time, year-round
position responsible for instruction, recordkeeping, and supervision of
instruction in the firefighter standards and degree programs. Associates
degree in Fire Science required. Advanced degree preferred. Must meet all
SFCC credentialing requirements, have a min. of 5 yrs. exp. as a firefighter
and at least 3 yrs. exp. as a certified instructor.
INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL SECRETARY Full-time, 10-month faculty position
to teach in the Medical Secretary program beginning in the Fall (August, 2007).
Bachelor's degree in a related field required. A minimum of two years'
experience as a medical secretary, medical office manager, or other related
occupation required. (Associate's degree in Medical Office Management or
related field together with extensive related experience may substitute for the
Bachelor's degree requirement.) Teaching experience preferred.
Positions offer competitive salary and benefits including retirement, health/life
insurance, and paid time off. Application forms are available in Human
Resources, Building I (Highlands Campus), at any SFCC campus/center or on
our Web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


2100 Help Wanted
LOOKING for a Mechanic and Office Manger
with experience in a used car lot. Apply in per-
son at 2392 S.R 64 West, Avon Park.
HELP WANTEDI!
EARN EXTRA Income assembling CD cases
from home. Working with top US companies.
Start immediately. No experience necessary.
1-800-405-7619 Ext. 104
www,easywork-greatpay corn
ALARM TECHNICIAN full time
Join Central Security's- a rapidly growing
team...on the job training used of based hand
tools. Must be Dependable, Self Motivated,
fast learner. Physical labor involved, health
and retirement benefits. FBI Background
Check and Drug Free Work Place. 863-465-
3352


2100 Help Wanted
Area Rep. Familiar with local communities &
schools. Place & supervise High School for-
eign students. Part time supplemental income,
bonus, travel opportunities. We welcome fam-
ilies to call about hosting an International Stu-
dent Too! Call toll free 1-866-431-8556 or
email Joan.iseusa@hotmail.com.

DIRECT SERVICE WORKER
Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled
adults is seeking caregivers to assist residents
in all facets of daily living and encourage inde-
pendence. Must be 21 yrs of age with a HS di-
ploma, valid FL Drivers license and meet crim-
inal background requirements. Please call
(863)452-5141 or complete an application at
55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825.


2100 Help Wanted
HUMAN RESOURCES Coordinator for home
maker/Companion Service. Must enjoy work
ing w/people, multi-tasking, clerical work. Exc
phone etiquette, MS Office, detail oriented &
min. of 2 yrs office exp. req. Fax letter and re
sume to 863-644-8077

District Director Elder Care. Do you have
passion to serve the elderly? American Homi
Companions, Florida's largest live-in company
ion agency, seeks entrepreneurial profession
nals for District Director position in Highland:
County to develop new business, monitor cli
ents and recruit & assign compassionate can
givers. Need to be organized, self motivate(
and have excellent people skills. Healthcar(
background is not required. Call 877,242
2255 or email resume to jobs@AHCcares.com


CITY OF SEBRING
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The City of Sebring is recruiting for the following position:

MAINTENANCE WORKER II
(Position Tide)

$9.90 PER HOUR
(Pay Range)
SEWER COLLECTION DIV./UTILITIES
(Department)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
-Knowledge of tools used in maintenance and construction work.
-Ability to perform manual labor.
-Ability to operate medium and light equipment.
-Ability to install and perform repairs on water and sewer lines; assist with lift station repairs.
-Ability to work inside and outside in varying weather conditions.
-High school diploma or acceptable equivalency diploma.
-May be required to obtain CDL license as a condition of continued employment.
Apply to: For application contact Diane Kauffman, Human Resource Officer, at Sebring
City Hall, 368 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL. 33870. (863) 471-5100.
Closing Date for the position is: April 24, 2007
Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, sex, age, nature of origin or disability.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.


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Financial Services Associates &
Manager Trainess $12-$15/ Hour
Based on Experience. Bilingual? It's
a Definite Plus.
With 150+ locations and with one new loca-
tion opening approximately every 12 days that
makes us one of the fastest growing financial
services companies in Florida- and we're a
company that cares about its customers and
associates! Because we are growing so
quickly, and we promote from within-- the
career opportunities and increase in pay are
endless! Mgmt earning potential is up to 60
K a year If you possess a high school di-
ploma or GED, basic math skills, and proven
customer service, there could be a place for
you at Amscot. Days, evenings, and week-
end availability required. To apply, please visit
our website at www.amscotiobs com or fax
your resume to 813-637-6259. EOE. Drug-
free workplace. Background checks required


Marketing Coordinator
TU-CO Peat
Avon Park, Florida
TU-CO Peat is Florida's premier manufacturer
of Custom Blended Potting Soil, and is cur-
rently in search of a Marketing Coordinator.
The highly creative candidate is an experi-
enced marketing professional with excellent
verbal and written communication skills. This
newly created position requires a self starter
with a strong attention to detail and deadlines.
*Work with the sales team to develop
custom-
er target lists and research advertising op-
tions.
*Identify Web site design firm & assist in de-
velopment and maintenance of site.
*Coordinate and implement direct mail, email
and advertising tactical campaigns.
*Complete trade show management
*Development of marketing materials both in
electronic and print formats.
*Manages marketing and sales costs and as-
sists in the development of budgets.
We offer and excellent salary and benefits
package, which include paid vacation and
medical benefits. Please mail your resume to
lisa hudec@tucopeat.com or fax to 239-348-
1242.


Owner/Operator Licensed & Insured
8 yrs. Experience

Jamie Scrant
(863) 43-OS6


Inlernor & Etierior Decoramtve ays
*De-is l Do s k Pressure Washingr
863.464.1135
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Phone 1863) 465-9423 Fax (863) 465-5353



BRICK BLOCK
STONE CONCRETE
STUCCO WORK


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35 Years Exp. State Certified 99-05604


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BATHUB EGLA II-


* Shell Rock Dozer Work
Drwet,,.s Culvert
* Track Hoe tibrk Installation
* Fill Dirt Free Estimates
(863) 453-5712


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Cannon's Pest Control
Blast Your Bug's Away
SGeneral Household Pest

S Rodent Control

Residential & Commercial
Licensed & Insured
: (863) 385-7895 or (863) 441-0631 csnr ,


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*..,.' HANDYMAN SERVICE. LICENSED AND INSURED


Alamo Refinisher


Save Money
Change Colors
Restore and
Beautify


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DARRELL KORANDA REFRIGERATION
& AIR COiNDONING, LLC


the test NO te-
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\e Service All Makes & Models
28 Years in the Field
": 471-0226 ., 381-9699 -' ',.


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Your Business


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & INTERIOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE Here!
Let us take care of any worries of your home while you are away. 1 N ivs- n
We will make sure that when you return to Florida, it will be ready for you.
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2100 Help Wanted
2100 --

PAINTER
Painting experience a must.
Mechanical maintenance
experience a plus.
Excellent wage & benefits
pkg.
Apply in Person: 725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870 or
Fax 385-2385
E-mail: palmshr@yahoo.com
DFWP/EOE





THE PALMS
OF SEBRING


BILLER
For our Finance Dept.
Qualified Candidate will
have excellent computer
skills, including Excel
and fast data entry skills.
Medicaid billing
experience a plus.
Apply at: 725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870 or
Fax 385-2385
or E-mail:
palmshr@yahoo.com
EOE/DFWP






THE PALMS
OF SEBRING



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NEWSPAPER

CARRIERS
The News Sun is now accept-
ing applications for Newspa-
per home delivery carriers in
Avon Park, Lake Placid and
Sebring areas. Late night hours
on Sat./ Tue./ Thur. Please
call Rick Fair at 385-6155,
Ext. 533 or stop by the News
Sun and fill out an application.
2227 US 27 S., Sebring
P/T DRIVER FED Ex route driver needed for
local contractor, Must have extensive knowl-
edge of Sebring and AP area, clean driving re-
cord and pass DOT physical. Leave message
863-385-6837 or 863-381-9643
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING











866-322-6079
Associated Training Services
Lecanto, FL.
www.equipmentoperator.com
QUALITY-ORIENTED Dental Office looking
for experienced part time Hgienist committed
to excellence. Come join our professional
team. Call Connie at (863)382-3100 between
8-5.a


QUALTIY-ORIENTED Dental looking for expe-
rience full time dental assistant committed to
excellence. Come join our professional team.
Phone Connie @ 382-3100 between 8-5.
Recreation Summer Program Counselors
City of Avon Park is accepting applications for
Temporary Full-Time Summer Program Coun-
selors for our Summer Recreation Program
starting June 4, 2007. This position is respon-
sible for organizing and supervising summer
program participants. Candidates must pos-
sess leadership skills in working with adults
and children, have good mediator skills, assist
with scheduling activities for the proper age
groups, and capable of handling up to 25 par-
ticipants at once. Must have considerable
knowledge and/or skill to develop interest and
promote athletic activities and games, which
will meet the essential interest and needs of
program participants. High School Diploma or
GED Equivalency, (1) year of experience in
recreation or an equivalent combination of
training and experience is required. The City
of Avon Park is a Smoke and Drug-free work-
place. E.O.E. Applications available at City
Hall,/Human Resources Office, 110 E. Main
SStreet, Avon Park, FL 33825. Applications
close Friday, April 27, 2007 at 4:30p.m.

Cornerstone
-Hospice

RN Clinician FT
Case mgt of hospitalized hospice patients,
assessments & DC planning new referrals,
Hospice, hospital case mgt,
or HH exp preferred,
bilingual a plus.
Clinical Liaison RN/LPN FT
To provide education & mktg
to med community.
Hospice of HH exp preferred.
Apply in person:.
1285 1st St, South
Winter Haven 33880
Fax: 352-343-0324
online: wwwhospicels.org
DFWP/EOE


2100 Help Wanted
We have immediate
openings in our Home
Health Agency for:
RNs for OASIS
visits and Home
Health Aides
Minimum one year
experience.
Competitive Rates!

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







RN'S & LPNS /CNS'S FULL-TIME OR PART
TIME Needed for a 79 bed SNF.
If you like geriatrics come join the Hardee
Manor Healthcare Team.
Apply in person or by fax.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
Ph: 863-773-3231
Fax: 863-773-0959
Royal Care of Avon Park is currently seeking a
FT nurse on day shift and 3p.m.-11 p.m. CNA's
are also needed for the 3p.m.-11p.m. and
11p.m.-7a.m. shift. Apply at Royal Care of
Avon Park 1213 W. Stratford Road Avon Park,
FL or call 863-453-6674.
Sales Person needed for a development sales
team in the Sebring area. New community
consisting of villas/model homes/condos. Re-
al Estate License needed. Call Mike Sanders
863-202-5154.
SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
For Store Evaluations. Local Stores, Restau-
rants & Theaters. Training Provided Flexible
Hours. Up to $50 per assignment!!
1-800-585-9024 ext. 6262
Seeking Exp Med. office billing person, who
can also do front and back office well, Exc
Comm, organizational, typing and computer
skills a must. Also seeking MA, Massage
Therapist. Fax resume to 863-471-3206 or
Email to Medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com
SNS
SEBRING Nursing Services
Assistant Director of Nursing
RN exp in home health with knowledge
of ICD-9 coding, and 485's
Registered nurse Full-time
Psych RN Full-time/PRN
Physical Therapists -PRN
Paid Benefits Provided,
Medical, Dental, Disability
Up to 24 Paid Days off Annually
Email Resume: sebrinQnursina@earthlink.net
Or fax: 863-382-9411
Or
Request application at Sebring Nursing
3210 Physicians Way
863-382-9211
EOE, Drug Free
SOCIAL SERVICES
SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR
LTC experience required. Degree in social
services or related field preferred.
Interested candidates please contact/fax re-
sume to:
The Oaks of Avon
1010 N. US Hwy 27
Avon Park, FL 33825
Ph: 863-453-5200
Fax:1-863-453-5308
EOE/DFW


Stocking Merchandisewill take somebody
PT or FT must be organized detail oriented,
some heavy lifting up to 501bs, Valid FL DL re-
quired, Non-smoker. Call 863-699-2101.

THE GEO GROUP INC.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE,
DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE,
& 401 K RETIREMENT
*CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
*SERGEANT
*ACADEMIC INSTRUCTOR
*MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
*RN
*RECEPTIONIST
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


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


2100 Help Wanted
Lawn Care Service seeking experi-
enced reliable person. Must have
valid lic. (863)381-7967or863-386-
0308
Public Transportation Coordinator
For South Central Florida Desoto, Glades,
Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee
Counties and the communities of Belle Glade,
Immokalee, Pahokee and South Bay.
* Ability to convey a clear message and com-
prehend community needs; give public pre-
sentations; serve as liaison; work independ-
ently and as part of a team.
* Advanced Office computer skills
* Strong organizational skills
* Bachelor's Degree or min 3 years related
field experience
* Florida Drivers License
Some evening meetings
Send resume to:
Itopelfhredi@heartland-workforce.org

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
Toddler and Pre-School Teachers needed. Call
863-314-0888.


2100 Help Wanted
WATER ANALYST
EARN $838 1257wk
TO START!
Immediate openings for this
career position. Pd training
lets you earn while you
learn. 53 yr. old co. w/full
bnfts. It's fun, It pays great
& provides a valuable comm.-
unity service. Whats else could
you ask for?/
Mr. Wright 863-452-0330.

2250 Schools & Instruction
BROKER Pre-License class
starts soon! OTTERMAN
SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE
382-9277 or www.otterman.com

2300 Work Wanted
Will Clean your house or mobile home and do
a thorough job. Reasonable rates has supplies
Lake Placid or Sebring. Call anytime 243-3995


3000
Financial

Business
Opportunities
$700-800,000++**2007!** FREE CASH
GRANTS! NEVER REPAY! Personal/ Medical
Bills, School, Business, Housing. $49 billion
unclaimed 2006! Live Operators! CALL NOW!
1-800-592-0366 Ext. 222


ALL CASH VENDINGI incredible Income Op-
portunity! Candy, Gum ball, Snack,
Soda...Minimal Investment required. Excel-
lent quality machines. We can save you $$$$.
Toll Free 800-961-6149 (24/7)


LANDFILL SPOTTER

Inspects incoming refuse loads, ops light equip-
ment, directs trucks to unload point. Requires:
HS/GED, ability to obtain DEP certicate, ability to
perform hard physical labor FL DL. $8.96 $12.00
hr, DOQ plus benefits. Closes: 4-24-07. Apply at
Highlands County Commission, 600 S. Commerce
Ave., Sebring, FL 33871, or download application:
www.hcbcc.net. and mail Attn: HR.


SUNSHINE STAFFING HAS IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
General Laborers
Executive Assistant
HR Generalist
Controller
School Board Cafeteria & Custodial
Forklift Operator
Administrative Assistant Full Time
Support Services Team Leader

Your Staffing Solution for Highlands County
a 817 US 27 South Keys Plaza, Sebring 382-4994


Highlands County Sheriff's Office
SIntegrity Quality Service Professionalism
t Susan Benton, Sheriff
g 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870

Part-Time Community

Maintenance Tech


Base salary $11.57 hourly
High School Diploma/GED
Must have a valid Florida Drivers License
Be able to operate a 14-passenger van w/trailer
Supervise roadside clean-up crew or other
projects
Schedule is 7am-3pm Saturdays and/or Sundays


Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218
Drug Free Workplace / E.O.E./ A.D.E.A./ Veterans Preference
BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTED


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-6661 FAX (863) 784-7497
e-mail: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida.edu


PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS
Instructors are needed for classes in the following areas:
Automotive Service (DeSoto) Political Science


SChild Development
* Geography


m CA Business
3050 Opportunities
ATM'S for sale 30-60% return on investment.
Call 1-866-860-5950.
FREE CASH GRANTS! $700-800,000++
**2007!** NEVER REPAY! Personal/Medi-
cal Bills, School, Business, Housing. $49 bil- "
lion unclaimed 2006! Live Operators! CALL
NOW! 1-800-592-0366 Ext. 221
LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
Search the News-Sun Classifieds every
Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.


SOUTH PtORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLE69


sunday, April 15, 2007 5C
Business
3 0 0 Opportunities
T-Shirt Printing equipment, Like new. Will
train. $2,500 negotiable. 1-800-257-1064

3250 Loans & Savings
$$$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! AS
SEEN ON TV. Injury lawsuit dragging? Need
$500-$500,000 ++ within 48/hours? Low
rates. APPLY NOW BY PHONE!
1-866-386-3692 www.iniurvadvances.com


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863)784.7132' FAX (863)784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
wvw.southflodrda.edu


SCIENCE LABORATORY MANAGER
Full-time position to set up and maintain all science laboratory equipment
following standard operating procedures. Associate's degree (or higher)
required with coursework in biological or physical sciences, A minimum or one
year laboratory experience required. (Extensive lab experience may substitute
for degree requirement.) Must have knowledge of current lab protocols and
procedures, Starting salary range: $25,000-$30,000 plus a comprehensive
benefits package, Including retirement, health and life insurance, vacation and
sick leave. Deadline: 5 p.m., Tuesday, 5/1/07, Visit or websllte for detailed
position description.
8FCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


The News-Sun currently has a janitorial/building
maintenance position available. This would be a 25
hour per week position with duties to include general
housekeeping, removing trash, maintaining carpet
and tiled floors, general washroom cleaning and
kitchen maintenance. This position also would
include maintaining grounds around
the outside of the building.
SInterested parties should
complete an application at the (
News-Sun, Monday through
Friday 9am-5pm or fax resume to
Chip Wigginton at 385-1954. . .

News-Sun
Written. Printed. Published. IN Highlands County.
2227 US 27 S SEBRING -





PUBLIC INFORMATION
OFFICER
A highly responsible, professional resp for cord compliance
w/public .records laws & planning/develop/delivery of a compre-
hensive public info program; prepares/delivers oral/written/visual
presentations to advisory councils, citizen groups & gov't officials;
conducts public awareness programs.. Requires Bachelor in jour-
nalism/communication/PR advertising or related; 2+ yrs exp. in
public records mgmt; 2+ yrs progressively resp. exp in PR/media
or equiv; strong working knowledge of FL Gov't-in-the-Sunshine
.Laws; yalid FL DL, $125Q-$1760 bi-weekly, DOQ. Closes: 424-207, _
A\pph .it Highlands County Commission, 600 S. CommerceAve.,
Sebring, FL 33871, or download application & full job description
at www.hcbcc.net & mail Attn: HR. DFWP/EOE/VET PREE



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BECOMING A News-Sun
Newspaper Carrier Really Pays!
For lust a few hours a night. three times per \\eek. \ou can eni,-, the inukei.,d Inie, fleed.:min and
texibiliot\. o.king independently can pro\ ide Whether you \ant t..o upplecnemnn oiur ictireLinent licomne,
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achieve ,ouj goals.

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follo\ming areas


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Many other opportunities for qualified adjunct instructors are anticipated.
Education and experience requirements for positions vary, but general guidelines
for SFCC's program areas follow:
Associate in Arts Degree: 18 graduate hours in field and a Master's
degree.
Associate in Science Degree: Associate's degree (Bachelor's preferred) and 2
years of related experience.
Adult Education Programs: Bachelor's degree required for most courses.


Vocational Certificate:
Community Education:


Extensive occupational experience.
Expertise in a personal enrichment activity.


If you are qualified to become a member of our fine adjunct faculty, please call or
stop by the SFCC Human Resources Office (located on the Avon Park campus)
or any of our satellite campuses and centers. Teaching opportunities are
anticipated in Arcadia, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Sebring, and Wauchula.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I (Avon Park), on
SFCC's web site, or at any SFCC satellite campus/center.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/IEQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


Mileage compensation is provided.

In order to qualify for consideration, Nou must be IS -,ears ot ,age o--
older. possess a valid driver's license, reliable transportiaton.
and have ready access to a telephone or cell phone.

Interested parties should stop by the News-Sun ,
office located at 2227 US 27 South, Sebring. .
Florida 33870. or send us an e-mail at .
rick.fair@newssun.com and tell us a
little about yourself, including your .
name., address and a phone number at
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Annual Lease
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LESUIRE LAKES CANAL HOME
GORGEOUS! MUST SEE!
334,900
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TOTALLY REMODELED
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4040 Homes For Sale
2BD/1BA/1CG IN Avon Park. On corner lot.
Has new carpet living/dining room with Flori-
da room. Has utility shed in back with chain
fence. Must sell $120,000. Call 407-277-2205
Ask for Bruce
ATTENTION: Cash for your home, duplex,
apartment, commercial property. Rapid
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BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from
$10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! Repos,
REO's, FDIC, FSBOs, FHA, etc. These homes
must sell. For listings call
1-800-425-1730 ext. 3042
FOR SALE BY OWNER 2, 1 1/2 WITH EXTRA
CLEARED LOT, ON CANAL, SPA, ABOVE
GROUND POOL, SYLVAN SHORES, LAKE
PLACID $220,000. (863)699-6503.
For Sale By Owner, Placid Lakes.
2BD/2BA/1CG Newly remodeled, Tile through-
out, New cabinets, Great price, Make an offer
(407)-854-9499.
NEW HOME on acreage 3/2 built in 2007 lo-
cated on 10 acres on Tubbs Ranch Rd close
to Hwy 98 in Sebring $445,900 Ask for Mike
Sanders 863-202-5154
Open House 648 Colony Ave. Lindenhurst.
Sat & Sun. 12-4:00p.m. 4BR/2BA/2CG.
$279,900 more info (847) 502-7321.
Sebring Hills 2BR/2BA/2CG Split plan CBS.
Inside util rm. Landscaped, Sprinklers. New
roof. Some Furn. $159k. 863-382-6043.
4080 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
OPEN HOUSE 3 BED 2BA ICAR GARAGE
RECENTLY REMODELED
3103 KING DR SUNDAY 1 TO 4
SEBRING RIDGE 863-385-4591
VANTAGE POINT.1 brand new home. 2/2/2
with den can be used as a 3 bedroom or of-
fice. 1 mile West from Thunderbird Rd from
US 27. Adult community 18 and over. Asking
$188,000 Call 954-303-8488.
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"GREAT FAMILY HOME" 3/2/2 in Lake Haven Estates. Close
to golf and shopping, fireplace, fenced yard and more. Don't
delay!!......................... $175,000 (NS190954)
"COUNTRY CORNER 5 LOTS" Build two homes, or one with
a huge yard. Plenty of oak trees, comer of two roads...................
$49,500 (NS 177175)
"LOOK AT THIS!" Nice building site in Highlands Park
Estates. Call today. Only $14,900 (NS190258)
"LEISURE LAKES LOT" Come see a great 80x125 lot in pop-
ular Leisure Lakes. Near Lake June with privacy from unplated
section at back of property. ...$22,500 (NS190492)
"5 CORNER LOTS" Large comer lot in Avon Park Lakes, plen-
ty of large oak trees for shade & beaur\ Can build two homes...
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4100 Homes for Sale
4 100 ILake Placid
LP, Best Buy in LP, On canal to Lake Grassy
$252,500 + 2.5 realtor commission + bonus,
Built in '02, 1800sf under roof,
2BR,2IBA,2CG, Rear Scr. Porch, Covered
electric dock. 121 Appletree Ave. Call 727-
348-5294.

SVillas & Condos
4120 For Sale
Condo For Sale or Lease 2BR/2BA on Lake
Jackson, tile thru out. Call 863-273-21170

4220 Lots for Sale
Quarter Acre lot Leisure Lake beautiful trees
behind County Walk off Peach Tree near Lake
June tennis, golf, and pool. Also adjoining lot
$31,000 OBO. Call 699-1001

SEBRING -ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATE,
BEST PRICE 4 LOTS 1/4 TO 1 ACRE, OUT-
STANDING LAKE FRONT LOT ON MAIN
ROAD. 100 X 150, MARIGOLD 75 X 145
ACROSS FROM LAKE, 1 ACRE ON ELM OFF
MAIN ROAD. AND COMBINED 3 LOTS ON
CORNER HONEYSUCKLE. CALL LOU 561-
702-6051

4260 Acreage for Sale
80+ Acres. Excellent deer hunting. 20% wood-
ed, remainder farm land with ditches and
cross ditches. 5 acre pond site to be devel-
oped. Paved road frontage on 2 sides. 2 miles
from town of Barn well, S.C. $3750.00 per
acre. Call 803-259-7875 or 803-259-0047.

4300 Out-of-Town Property
BUY ** TIMESHARE RESALES** Save 60-
80% OFF RETAIL! BEST RESORTS & SEA-
SONS. Call for FREE TIMESHARE MAGAZINE!
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FREE VACATION TENNESSEE MTNS
Free Vacation to visit our mountain acreage
community overlooking,the Tennessee River.
Call 706-657-7655
LUXURY SKI/ VACATION HOME. Fish for
trout in your front yard, only 8 miles to clos-
est ski area. Easy access to Denver and Sum-
mit County.
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4300 Out-of-Town Property
N.C. MOUNTAINS
Log cabins $119,900 E-Z to finish 3/2.
10 acre-creek $99,900
8.75 acres-creek $89,900
E-Z finance. Call 828-652-8700
TENNESSEE PREMIER Land Sales! 1-3 ac.
homesites. Waterfalls, lakes, bluffs & utilities.
Horseback riding, golf, fishing, white water
rafting. Owner financing, low down. Starting
1-888-281-2158; www,TNLols.com
TIMESHARE RESALES. The cheapest way to
buy, sell and rent timeshares. No Commis-
sions or Broker fees. Call 1-800-640-6886 or
go to www.buyatimeshare corn


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Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5 5 For Sale



Current Listings
85,900 2/2 Front Kitchen 1250 sq. ft.
Open floor plan w/large front lanai. (L605)
192,900 2/2 split floor plan furnished
1300 sq. ft. home w/morning room &
front lanai (L859)
$104,500 2/2 w/den this 1550 sq.ft.
"Villa" w/split plan has fenced yard & 2
car garage. (L188)
127,500 3/2 1710 sq.ft. has Florida
Room overlooking water. Home has car-
port & 2 car garage. (L252)
)142,900 2/2 w/large front Florida room
1870 sq.ft of lovely home w/2 car garage on
beautiful corner lot. (L897)

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'20,000


Building lot on paved road in growing Sun N' Lake of Sebring.
Excellent schools, shopping centers, hospitals and lakes.


*32,000


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"SUN N' LAKES"


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eled. Tile in great room and baths-
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CONDO ON LAKE JACKSON
Beautifully & completely updated, floors redone in large 16' tile, new
carpet in bedrooms. Completely painted interior. Enjoy the back
porch that opens from step down living room by sliders & bay win-
dow effect. Gorgeous kitchen with dining area. Master & guest bed-
rooms each have a balcony and you can relax on the Waterfront or
take a swim in the sparkling pool.
MLS#194262 $175,000


Best Buy On
Lake Sebring
Gorgeous 3/2/2 vaulted ceilings, family
room, dock and spectacular views. Good
location. Must see! Motivated seller!
MLS#191923
Now Only *395,000


Lake Josephine
Best Buy on Lake Josephine. Great views,
2/2/1 car garage & family room with eat-in
kitchen & dock with great fishing.
Motivated seller!
MLS#191397
Now Only *280,000


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5050 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
FRANCIS II MHP: 2BR/2BA, Florida room,
computer room, screened porch, all new
kitchen cabinet, new fridge, stove, & dish-
washer. New windows, air cond/heat unit, toi-
lets. Has 2 sheds. A MUST SEE! Linda 863-
414-2323 or Judy 863-214-9032.
LP-Paradise Mobile Village Home in 55+ spa-
cious park. livingroom, dining area, kitchen,
large bedroom, bath, florida room, furnished,
new appliances, laundry, storage and work-
shop room, carport. $21,000. Call 863-465-
0319 or 1-802-879-3401
PARK MODEL FOR SALE
AFFORDABLE LOT RENT
AVON MOBILE HOME PARK
55 PLUS PARK SORRY NO PETS
(863) 453-3415


SEBRING: OWNER financing in family park,
SW & DW homes available, use tax check for
down payment. 385-0417
5 1Mobile Homes
5 For Rent
3BR/2BA Mobile Home. 1500sqft. All wood
floors. Central air and heat. $800 a month. In-
cludes water, sewer and garbage. Owner is li-
censed real estate broker. Call Jim Wood 863-
449-0006.
SEBRING FRANCIS 55+ park. 2/2/1 and Flobri-
da room. $575/mo also 2/1. Florida room
$525/mo. Both furnished. Call 863-235-0152
Tastefully Furnished, 2/1 completely remod-
eled interior, new kitchen, stove, refrigerator,
new bath, new washer & dryer. New flooring
covering, 55+, no pets, $565/mo. yearly lease.
Close to Restaurants, Drug Store & Shopping.
863-382-3959 or 202-5169.


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
2 BDR/ 2 BTH Large Duplex home C/A/H
$700/mo 453-3733.
2BR/1BA. New W/D New appliances Central
A/C $525 month. $575 security. No dogs 616
Bowman Ave. Just off Circle 863-382-4655.
Furnished 3BR/2BA. Double garage. Access to
swimming pool, shuffle board. Call 863-452-
0980.
SVillas & Condos
6100 For Rent
FOR RENT 2/1 fully furnished villa in Las
Palms resort, 600 East Canfield St. $795/mo
Call 305-215-0490
KEY WEST Penthouse- for rent July 14th-
21st, 2007. $1800.00/wk. Call 863-381-5169
61 5 Furnished
6150 Apartments
Small 1 BR, upstairs, non-smoker deposit
$150, rent $425. Available April 1,385-1806
62A0 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
2BR/1BA VILLA For Rent at 3018 Spinks Rd.
Sebring. Tiled floors, Looks like new. $625 a
month. $700 sec. deposit. Available April 15.
Call 863-385-3101 for more information.
AFFORDABLE AZALEA APTS.
1 or 2 Bedroom Apts. and Efficiencies.
W.. .id i'o'i E60.'r.-_863)4714."r
Brn Woods Apar el'BriB. aI
ff ivj31ble Siaring 31 'W0 03 1 /slIs :
Handicapped available. Call 863-452-0800.
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, or Tuesday
and Friday 863-635-4264 both 9-4p.m. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
Hope Villas
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.
Monthly rent beginning at $463
plus utilities.
Applicants must be employed
in Farm/Grove Labor receiving
Minimum annual gross income $3998
Rental assistance available
to qualified applicants.
Handicapped units available.
Rental Info & Applications
Hope Villas, 2300 Hope Circle
Sebring call 382-3144
(TDD 1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity
LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/pvt patio & NEW
refrig, stove, washer/dryer. WSG incl. Pets ok.
Quiet friendly Avon Park community 452-
1073
Sebring Clean, Quite 1 bedroom. All Utilities
included. $695/mo. 2 and 3 bedroom house.
$600/mo plus utilities. Call 863-991-2454 or
1-877-206-7772

6250 Furnished Houses
2/2 3264 Popinjay Ave LP, $1300/mo Call
954-629-1600 or 954-494-8991
2/2 Fully furnished, close to Sun N Lake Hos-
pital and Golf course and pool. $1100/mo in-
cluded all utilities plus cable. $1100 dep &
sec. No pets or smokers. 8mo lease.. Call
786-253-5171
For Rent Home at the Country Club of Sebr-
ing. Available now until January 1st. 2BR/2BA.
Den, Kitchen, Living room, Lanai and pool.
Call 812-639-0512 or 812-482-4601.
House for Rent/ Furnished 2/2 with pool in
Golf Hammock. No pets or smoking, option
purchase considered. Available April 1st. Call
863-382-6603/ 863-402-1493 CELL 863-273-
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6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/2 Canal to Jackson. Newly Refurbished.
Corner lot. Washer/Dryer. $795.00. Call 863-
385-4147.


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Funding Corp.
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about time you started
spending Your money
for Your benefit,
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Landlord's?



At the Crossings 3/2/2 Screened Porch, in-
side utility, all appliances, Fenced yard,
$850/month. First, Last, Security available
NOW.
BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 HOME
built in 2005. Appliances, includes, W/D.
Close to everything. Also available for
seasonal. $1200 per month.
954-821-4192
Brand New 3BR. Highly energy efficient. $995.
East of Sebring. No security and No last. Call
863-381-5174 or 863-381-4110.
DOUBLE SPECIAL Sebring 2007 house 2BR/1
1/2BA plus mother-in-law apt 1Br/1BA. Sepa-
rate entrance. Both for only $890/mo Please
call Jean at 863-414-0686 in Spanish'call
305-304-1920
FOR RENT 3/2 almost new home on Ellington
Ave in Sebring $850/mo 1st, last. Ask for
Mike Sanders 863-202-5154
For Rent. 2BA/1BA House.,No-smoking, No
pets. $600 a month and $600 security depos-
it. 3 N. Westrick Ave. Avon Park near the High
School. Call 863-453-6897.
For Sale or Rent new Home in Sun N Lake, LP
3/2/1, Scr patio, all appis. Call 239-595-0013
Half Month Free Rent. Brand New
construction Leisure Lakes 3/2/2.
$1050/mo. Call 239-898-1108 will
allow pets.
House For Rent. 4BR/2BA Unfurnished.
$1,000 per month. 324 Wilhite St. Avon Park.
Call 863-453-3588.
LP Be the first to live in this Brand New
3Bedroom/2Bath/1 1/2 Car garage. 2000sqft.
Rear patio. Large rooms, Deluxe appliances,
Quiet neighborhood. First month discounted
Non-smokers. Call for details 863-465-3838
or863- 441-2844.
Ng Home 3BR/.2BA $825 a month. grst,--
L Security. References. No pets. Call 63-,
4 -0542 day or evening or 863-453-0972.
NICE 2/1 New Cent. AC/Heat. Carport. Large
backyard. $750.00 1st & Sec.. 863-382-
8732
SEBRING LAKE front 3/2 w/carport and ga-
rage $1200/mo. Call 863-655-3504

6350 Cottages for Rent
Cottage/Studio. Furnished apartments. 12X24.
Satelite T.V., A/C. $400.00 a month on private
property. Call 863-202-5120.

6550 Warehouses for Rent
Warehouse For Rent -1075 Memorial Dr.
Avon Park. Water/ Elec available 20x30 -
$350/mo, 25x50 -$750/mo 16" walls. Larger
sizes available. Owner Lic Real Estate Brbker
Call Jim Wood 863-449-0006.

7000
Merchandise


7020 Auctions


ABSOLUTE

AUCTION
SAT. APRIL 21"t 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, ENTERTAIN-
MENT CENTER, COUCH AND
CHAIR, END TABLES, DRESSER
& CHEST, OTHER FURNITURE.
LOTS GLASSWARE, SALEM
STONEWARE DISHES, LEFTON.
HULL, KNICK-KNACKS, BREAD
MAKER, AND LOTS MORE
UNABLE TO LIST STILL IN
BOXES.

TERMS: CASH OR CHECK
WITH PROPER ID. 10%
BUYERS PREMIUM.


7040 Appliances
26" WHITE cook top w/ hood. New. $200.00
(863)699-6930
FRIGIDAIRE SIDE by side 22.6 cu. ft white
ref- freezer w/ auto ice/ water dispenser.
$700.00 (863)699-6930
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it freel
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


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7100 TV, Radio,& Stereo 7180


52" High Definition T.V. with stand. Excellent
condition. $950.00. Moving. Call 863-441-
1654.

7 140 Computers & Supplies
NEW COMPUTER- You're approved-
Guaranteed. Bad credit? No problem! No
credit check. Name brands. Checking ac-
count required. 800-486-8146. Call BlueHip-
po now for free bonus.

7180 Furniture

NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up,
3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-Dining Set $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687up, 50-TV Ent.
Centers $167up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Living room
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
North of Lowes & across from
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*DOWNTOWN LAKE PLACID*
CHINA CABINET. $75.00. Dark-solid wood, 2
glass doors, patterned, 1 glass panel. 4'7"
Wide x 5'7" Tall. Almost anique. Call
(863)465-2974.
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


24" WHITE BATH VANITY
863-452-5066


Furniture
W/FAUCETS $50.00


SEASON CLEARANCE
ESTATE AND
CONSIGNED ITEMS
3 pc, floral sectional ................'399.95
Queen sleeper sofas ............... '299.95
Sofas several styles..................199.95
7 pc. contemporary dining set ......'395
5 pc. dinette set '195
Recliners '99.95
Twin Adjustable bed w/mattress ....295
Queen sleeper w/rattan trim ........'295
Twin sleeper w/rattan trim ............'195
Queen size mattress set ................'195
King size mattress set.....................295
Ethan Allen nightstand ....................'99
5 dr. chest '125
Triple dresser *150
Occasional chairs 145
These Items and many more in
stock- come in browse and also
See our NEW ITEMS
We are Accepting Quality
Like New Consignments
West Coast Furniture
5535 US 27 South
863-382-1117
CHECK OUR WEB PAGE AT
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7200A Apparel &
7200 Household Goods
Moving-Household, Furniture for sale. Call
863-465-1794.

7260 Musical Merchandise
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!

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

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

Can You Travel! Texas, California, Hawaii. Job
aline now hiring for summer positions. Tem-
porary or permanent. Must be able to travel
for 3-6 months per year. Cash be paid daily.
Call Now, Start today. 1-877-632-9123.
FOR SALE 200 pc Snap On Tools 3pc Tool Bx
with Key. .$1,000 (863)385-5387 Evenings
Only.
For Sale/ Never been used Briggs & Sratton
Generator, 8000 Watts. Baught for $3,000,
Selling for $2,000. Call 273-1529 or 382-
1444.
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870'
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


7300 Miscellaneous
FREE WOODEN PALLETS IN BACK
OF THE NEWS-SUN BUILDING
CALL 385-6155 EXT 533
2227 US 27 SOUTH SEBRING FL
HOT TUB 500 gallon, seats 7, two water falls,
multi color light display. $2000. Call 863-414-
3681
Must Sell. Bowflex Power Pro and Arcade
Style Video Game. Make offer. Call 863-382-
6162 or 863-253-1323.
Pick up juck cars some for cash. Call 465-
3118
REACH OVER 30 million homes with one buy.
Advertise in NANI for one low price!
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ca Cola six pack full with Anniversary sleeve
$15. obo. Call 386-4087
2 OAK COUNTER STOOLS. $75.00 BOTH.
CALL 863-385-6890.
3-16" Rims With tires from 95 Grand Prix.
$200.00. Call 863-382-8761.
8MM FILM EDITOR, WORKS FINE $10.00.
CALL 863-465-5653.
ASSORTED PAINTINGS (VARIOUS PRICES)
CALL 863-385-6890.
BR Set for Sale. Dresser W/Mirror, 2 chests of
drawers. Bed w/ Beautyrest Mattress & Box
Springs. Like New. $250.00 or bes resonible
offer. Call 863-385-2204.
CHEST OF 4-drawers 37"X18"X41", 6-drawer
dresser 52"X18"X30" with mirror 28"X 43"
dark wood, both for $100.00. (863) 655-1511
CHEST-8 DOVETAILED DRAWERS, DARK
SOLID WOOD 55"W 18 1/2"D 331/2" H.
$75.00. CALL 863-452-9092.
CHINA CABINET & TABLE, BOTH $100.00
CALL 863-452-5897.
CHINA CABINET 45"L X 17 1/2" W X 60" H,
dark wood $55.00 (863) 655-1511.
Collection ofbud vases, each unique, 67 in all,
$35 080 863).452-2815
COMPUTER STAND CORNER UNIT EXCEL-
LENT CONDITION. $85.00. CALL 863-441-
1654.
Dishes Lighthouse design 8 pl settings, $15.
Call 863-452-9092.
FLORAL PRINT SOFA BLUE-GREY-MAUVE-
CREAM. LIKE NEW COND. CALL 863-453-
5514. $200.00.
FOR SALE: Couch, Good Condition, 7 1/2 Ft.
$50. Living Room Chair, Good Condition, Tan
Mixture $25. Call for Appointment (863)385-
2334.
FREEZER, Chest type, 7.5 cu. ft., Kenmore,
$140.00. i(863) 385-3816
Lanai Glass top table/4 upholstered, chairs on
castors. $35.00 O.B.O. (863)471-9714.
LARGE MAROON Sofa, clean, good condition.
$95 (863)453-7766
LOVESEAT GREY, PASTEL COLORS, VERY
GOOD CONDITION. MUST SELL. $75.00.
CALL 863-382-3659.
Lowery LINCOLN Wood. Asking $3,000. Call
863-465-7978.


Mattress, Queen size, serta quilted, pillow
soft, brand new $80 OBO (863) 386-4087
Motor Home sewage tube storage unit 4 1/4"
X 64", white $22. Call 863-452-9092.
NEW CUSTOM BUILT PICNIC TABLES ALL
SIZED. FROM $5.00 TO $120.00. CALL 863-
382-8761.
NICE, MAROON Recliner/Rocker, Clean, Good
Condition. $45 (863)453-7766
Oak Wall unit Glass Doors can hold up to
27" 48x71 high T.V. $15.00 0.B.0. (863)471-
9714.
POULAN GAS Chain Saw, runs/works good.
$75.00 (863)443-0912
PUSH LAWN MOWER. 20 INCH, GOOD CON-
DITION. CALL 863-655-2216.
QUEEN BED, MATTRESS, SPRINGS EXCEL-
LENT CONDITION. $200.00. CALL 863-382-
3659.
Rug Rose/Pink plush w/padding. 11'5" x 12'.
Avon Park. Delivery Available $125.00 OBO.
(863)559-2484.
SOFA MIRROR $100.00. CALL 863-385-6890.
TABLES (20 MERSMAN COFFEE AND END
$35.00 DOVETAILED DRAWER NICE. CALL
863-452-9092.
UPRIGHT VAC-HOOVER LIGHT WEIGHT. NO
FRILLS MODEL. LIKE NEW VERY POWERFUL.
$20.00. CALL 863-402-2285.
Wedding Dress, size 20, pd $900.00 asking
$300.00 or OBO. Dress very beautiful. Call
863-453-6261 anytime.


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THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY
12TH 13TH & 14TH 8AM TILL 3PM
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Sat. 8-1. Hunting, Camping, Household,
Womens size 16-20, Canoe, Honey extractor,
Old radio control toys, Foreign stamp coll.,
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at no additional charge.
Calltoday! (863) 385-6155.

Hugh Close out Sale Rain or Shine/ 5935 US
27 N. Sebring. Few blocks South from Fl. Hos-
pital. Sat & Sun. April 21st & 22nd from 8:30-
3:30p.m. Name brand high quality medical
scrubs. Everything must go.
Multi-Family Car-Port Sale. Clothes, Dishes,
Games, Furniture, & Misc Items. 81 E Tho-
mas St., Avon park. Friday 13 & Saturday 14
at 7:00 A.M.
SAT., 14TH & Sun. 15th-- 8A.M.--2P.M. --
1217 Duane Palmer Blvd. Miter Saw, Tools,
Lawn Tools, Weed Eaters, Houshold Utensils,
Clothes, Books, Chest Freezer, End Tables,
Butcher Block, Etc.
SB- Huge/ 4125 Kearly Ave. Fri & Sat. April
20th & 21st from 7-?. Antiques, Furn, Wicker,
Quilts, Pottery, Clothes, Jewelry, Toys, Locks,
Fishing, New and Used Misc.
SB-Garage Sale/ 4617 Hibiscus Ct. Thur, Fri
& Sat. April 19th, 20th & 21st from 9-?. Be-
hind Raceway Gas Station off 27 S. House-
hold, Boat accs, Fishing, RV Items, Plus lots
more.


17" Western Horse Saddle, Great Condition
$275.00 Please call (863)441-3579.

7520 Pets&Supplies
Free to good home: 7 yr old spayed female
Rhodesian Ridgeback. House trained; all vet
records; owner moving (and heartbroken).
Call 863-243-9592.

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.

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Recreation

8050 Boats & Motors
NEVER USED LIGHT WEIGHT COMPOSITE 14
1/2 FT 2 PERSON Canoe PERFECT CONDI-
TION SELLS NEW OVER $650. ASKING.$300.
(863)699-6503.

8400 Recreational Vehicles
REDUCED PRICING- great opportunity for a
good RV at a great price! 1989 Winnebago
Chieftan 28ft motor home. A/C, 6kw Gen,
newly tiled floor, queen bed plus 2 singles
fridge, stove, bathroom, w/shower, lots of
storage. Great running condition. Reduced to
$10,000. Ed Algreen 863-452-3964 or 273-
0897. Can be seen at 2073 N Olivia Dr AP


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9450 Automotive for Sale
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS! Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's, Chevy's,
more! For Listings Call
1-800-298-4150 x1721
1966 VW Beetle. $5800. 465-0099
1987 FORD crown-vic LTD $275
(863)2143761
1995 Jeep. Excellent condition. New comput-
er. Battery, Tires, Top. $5000 O.B.O. Call 260-
667-0020.
1997 Ford Ranger pickup $3600. 863-314-
8993.
2000 FORD Ranger XL/XLT Very Good Condi-
tion- Low Mileage, Bed liner & locking bed
cover, Tires Michelin. $8,000
Call 385-8811
2000 Suburban 4x4 Onstar 5.8 Liter Charc-
hole Grey 183,000 $7500. Call 863-385-2285.
Cell.862-202-5066
For Sale 1999 Plymouth Neon. 2DR, Auto-
matic, A/C, 87,000 miles. $2500 O.B.O. Call
863-382-4776.
Mercedes 1999 E320 4dr, Automatic, 1 own-
er. Only 58,000miles. All books-and records.
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OPEN HOUSE- 3BR/2BA/1CG. Recently re-
modeled. 3103 King Dr. Sunday from 1-4p.m.
Call 863-385-4591.
SB-YARD SALE/ 314 Robin Ave. Fri-Sun. April
13th, 14th & 15th from 8-3p.m. Household
goods, Tools and lots of Misc.
SEB. -WAREHOUSE SALE FRI &
SAT. APRIL 20 & 21 8:30-NOON
941 N. RIDGEWOOD DR.
SEBRING, MOVING SALE, FURNITURE, AS-
SORTED HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
4240 LAKEWOOD RD
FRI. SAT. 13TH AND 14TH 8:00AM TO
3:00PM

7380 Machinery & Tools
Murry Riding Lawn Mower 12.5 H.P., 40" cut,
6 speed, 5 yrs old $450.00 (863)386-1907

7400 Lawn & Garden
SNAPPER RIDING Mower for sale. Year
2000, 9 HP, 30" cut. Just serviced. Runs real
Good. $400. firm Call 863-465-6867,
7480 Nursery, Gardening,
74 0 & Supplies
Knowledge in Water Ponds, Perennials, An-
nuals, Tropical, Trees, Natural Stones, Patio
and Walls. Relocating to area, Call Joe @ 260-
242-0010 or joehaw61@yahoo.com


8400 'Recreational Vehicles
1988 Franklin Travel Trailer or Park Model.
33ft. Good condition. Cold air. Sliding glass
doors. Microwave and T.V. $4500. Call 863-
314-8557.
RV For Sale 30 FT 1993 Chieftain Winnebago.
44,000 miles. $10,500. Call 863-873-1757.

9000
Transportation

91 00 Motorcycles & ATVs
1100 Honda Shadow Sprite 2001 8K miles
black, all chrome out, nice ride $5600. Call
Andy 863-441-0670
1987 Honda Helix 250 Good running Scooter
1400 Miles $1,400. Phone 382-7789 or 385-
8613
2 MPX. 150CC. Redcat ATV'S. Automatic,
Black, 6 months old, Excellent condition.
$1600 for both or $850 for each. Call 863-
471-3066 evenings.

9200 Trucks
2000 Ford Ranger XL/XLT. Very Good Condi-
tion Low Mileage. Bed Liner & Locking bed
cover. Tires Michelin. $8,000. Call 863-385-
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Dragons, Devils split on diamonds


Lake Placid boys stun


slumping Red Devils


By DANIEL R. HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
AVON PARK In a tight, low-
scoring contest any little mistake can
cost the game.,
Avon Park found that out Friday
night in dropping a 2-1 contest to the
visiting Lake Placid Dragons.
The pitchers duel featured Avon
Parks' Dillon Runner locking
horns with Curtis Slade of Lake
Lake Placid for four scoreless -
innings.
The Red Devils finally
solved Slade for a run in the
fifth when, with one out,
Heath Barnes singled and
moved into scoring position
on Johnny Sedlock's single.
Chavious Gordon then ripped an
RBI single for a 1-0 Avon Park lead.
The rally could have continued,
but for an elaborate pickoff play
nabbed a Devil baserunner.
But with the narrow lead, it was
time to lock it down and so in came
staff ace Sedlock to finish off the
Dragons and end the Devil two-game
losing streak.
But the Dragons had other ideas.
Adam Delgado led off the sixth


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2
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1


with a single, moved to
second on an Omar
DeJesus base-knock and
the bases became loaded
when Sedlock hit Logan
Smith with a pitch.
Trying to squeeze the
tying run home with a
bunt, a missed attempt
got Delgado
Placid caught in a run-
down between
f third and home.
A throw back
Park toward third
would have
nailed Delgado,
but the throw got
away down the
left. field line and both
Delgado and DeJesus
came around to give
Lake Placid the lead.


Slade would hold that Lake Placi
lead for the Dragons, earned a 2
giving Dan Coomes
squad its second win of the week.
"That was probably our best pitch-
ing performance of the year," he said
of Slade's six-hitter. "We just battled
the whole way, played a great game
defensively and I'm just thrilled.


News-Sun photo by DANIEL HOEHNE
d starter Curtis Slade fires home during his strong one-run effort that
-1 win over Avon Park Friday.


If we can continue this, it will give
us great momentum heading into
Districts."
The third loss in a row left Avon
Park head coach Mort Jackson not
too pleased.


"We're slumping right now," he
said. "We're just not playing well
mentally or physically and' we're
playing very undisciplined ball.
We're just fortunate that we'll be
hosting Districts this year.'


Avon Park bedevils Dragons in softball blowout


By DANIEL R. HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
.AVON PARK It started out
interestingly enough, but it turned
- outto be just a matter of time
before the experience and talent of
the Lady Devils shown through, iin
Avon Parks' 20-5 win over Lake
Placid Friday night.
"Wewere a little flat coming
out," Avon Park head coach Mike
Cobb said. "We played at Moore
Haven last night (a 9-5 win) and
didn't get back here
Avon Park until 11:30, so the
girls were pretty tired
2 today. I know I am."
Tired or not, the
Lake Placid Lady Dragons were
there to play and they
jumped out to an
early lead.
Christine Wells and Ashley
Paeploco reached with one out in
the first, with Allison Gilde knock-
ing Wells in with a single and
Paeploco scoring on an error for a
2-0 Lake Placid lead.
But with a combination of walks,
hits and errors, the Devils took the
lead right back as Logan Palmer,
Heather Barnes, Missy Lander and
Brearina Tate crossed-home plate
for a 4-2 difference..
The Dragons stayed with them


News-Sun photo by DANIEL HOEHNE
The throw to Lake Placid pitcher Maribel Garza is too late to get a sliding
Missy Lander, resulting in another Avon Park run.


though, adding a run in the second
which Avon Park answered right
back to go up 5-3 after two.
But this was when the Lady
Devils shook off any weariness and
took control, halting the Lake
Placid offense and plating ten runs
in the third.
The inning was highlighted by
back-to-back triples off the bats of
Barnes and Lander and a bases
loaded single by Julie Lamb.
Lamb's sharply hit ball to right


eluded the Dragon right fielder and
ended up being a figurative inside-
the-park grand slam.
And when the merry-go-round of
baserunners was complete, the lead
now stood at 15-3.
Three more runs were added in
the fourth, with Amber Trudell get-'
ting an RBI and Lamb knocking in
two for her sixth run-batted-in on
the night, before two more insur-
ance runs were added in the fifth.
Lake Placid gave it one more shot


in the fifth, with Kaelyn Fort reach-
ing on an infield hit, Gilde ripping a
base-hit that when misplayed in the
outfield allowed Fort to score and
Gilde to reach third.
A chopper to third got the second
out, but brought Gilde in to score,
giving the Lady Dragons hope of
extending the contest.
But it was not to be as Lady
Devil pitcher Ashton Shirey induced
a ground-out to second for the final
out.
"We hung with them for a little
bit," Lake Placid head coach
Marilyn Jones said. "We've got
some good players out there, but
they're young and when the make a
mistake they have to learn how to
pick themselves up. We're still
working on that."
And so the regular season ends
with the District tournament begin-
ning next week.
Lake Placid will be seeded fourth
in their tournament, facing top-
seeded McKeel Academy, while
Avon Park will host Hardee Tuesday
night.
"It'll be nice to have the weekend
free to rest and not play until
Tuesday," Cobb said. "We'll get out
on the field Monday and get a good
practice in and get them ready to
go."


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Lloyd
Jones
Outdoors

One little girl,

one huge catfish

The week's honor for the
heaviest catch goes to a little.
girl with long blond hair who
pulled in the largest fish of
the week during her family's
fishing vacation this past
week at Trails End Fishing
Resort on Lake Istokpoga.
Using a plastic night-
crawler, 8-year-old Mariah
Boney of Hardee County
hooked and managed to out-
wrestle a huge 18-pound flat-
head catfish.
Congratulations, Mariah!
Bass fishing has been pret-
ty good for the past few
weeks according to Gary
Albin down at Trails End.
Anglers have reported good
catches in the early morning
hours, but the late afternoon
and early evening has been
much more productive.
Those fishing during the
later hours have been catch-
ing and releasing a dozen or
more bass in the 3- to 6-
pound range. Most of those
were taken on top-water
baits worked around the
edges of the weed beds.
Plastic worms seem to be a
second choice of bass in this
size range.
Trophy-size bass are more
picky about baits and tend to
wait for an offering of live
wild shiners. A couple of
largemouths in the 11-pound
range have been caught in
the last couple of weeks
when they were tempted with
large shiners.
Shellcrackers and bluegills
seem to be plentiful as
anglers have been bringing
in as many as 25 to 30 of
these panfish at each outing
at both Henderson's Fish
camp and Trails End.
The Mossy Cove Fish
camp has a problem with the
water level of the lake. They
say it is extremely, difficult
to get a boat into the lake
due to the lack of navigable
water. Along with this, they.
worry about the South
Florida Water Management's
call for lowering the lake
another one-and-a-half feet.
If the Army Corps of
Engineers grants the request,
Mossy Cove could be in dire


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ON DECK


STATS & STANDINGS


MONDAY: Baseball at Lake Region, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY: Softball vs. Hardee (Districts), 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Lake Region, 7 p.m.; Softball at Districts,TBA; Track at
Regional Meet,TBA
SATURDAY: Baseball vs. Freedom, 11 a.m.; Weight Lifting at State Meet,TBA


MONDAY: BoysTennis at DistrictToumament,TBA; GirlsTennis at DistrictToumament,
TBA.
TUESDAY: Baseball at Sebring, 7 p.m.; Softball at Mulberry (Districts),TBA; BoysTennis
at DistrictToumament,TBA; GirlsTennis at DistrictToumament,TBA
WEDNESDAY: BoysTennis at DistrictToumament,TBA; GirlsTennis at District
Lake Placid Toumament,TBA.


4- MONDAY: Baseball vs. Frostproof (Senior Night), 7 p.m.; BoysTennis at District
Toumament,TBA; GirlsTennis at DistrictToumament,TBA; Softball at DistrictToumament
(Avon Park),TBA
TUESDAY: Baseball vs. Lake Placid, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Port St. Lucie, 6 p.m., Softball at Avon Park (Districts) team
Sebring TBA, 7:30 p.m.




O TUESDAY: Baseball at Miami-Dade, 3 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Softball vs. St. Petersburg, 5 p.m.

SFCC


SPORTS BRIEFS


WIU Football Golf tourney
fundraiser coming May 12
BABSON PARK Webber
International University will be holding a
golf tournament fundraiser for the
Warriors football program. The 5th
Annual WIU Football Golf Tournament
will be Saturday, May 12, at-the Lake
Region Yacht and Country Club.
The format is a four-person scramble
with special events on the course. A shot-
gun start is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.
Lunch will be served and prizes awarded
at the completion of play in "The Crow's
Nest" at LRYCC. Hole sponsors are
available for $100. Please designate com-
pany name to appear on sign.
For more information, call Coach Chad
Barnhardt at (863) 638-2982 or Coach
Kelly Scott at (863) 638-2959. The entry
fee.is $75 per player. Checks should be
made payable to Webber Football.
Entry forms can be mailed to: Webber
football, P.O. Box 96, Babson Park, FL
33827; or faxed to (863) 638-2915.
Please return all entries by Saturday,,
May 5.

Highlands County Tennis
Association offers scholarships
SEBRING The HCTA is offering
$500 scholarships to graduating seniors
who have played on any county high
school tennis team in any yearss.
Students may attend college of his/her
choice.
The HCTA has provided approximately
$35,000 over the past 10 years to com-
munity youth programs, after school clin-
ics, school teams and scholarships.
Application deadline is April 28. For
more information on HCTA membership
or scholarship applications, contact
Lynda at 471-0389.

Hlammock hosts Earth Day 5K
run/walk Saturday, April 21
SEBRING The inaugural Earth Day
5K Trail Run/Walk time prediction event
will be at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April
21, in Highlands Hammock State Park.
Awards will go to the top 15 who most
closely predict their time for the 5K trail
distance (no watches of course!) Since
speed is not important, walkers as well as
runners have an equal chance of picking
up a trophy or medal for their efforts.
The entry fee is $10 with all proceeds
going to benefit the state park and the
race will feature a bring-a-shirt-to-trade
exchange. In the spirit of Earth Day, run-
ners may place a clean used or new shirt
on the table and "trade" for a different
shirt following the race.
"I was looking for a unique way to cel-
ebrate or show the importance of recy-
cling to our area runners," said race
director Chet Brojek, "and I thought the
"bring-a-shirt, take-a-shirt" concept
would be fun to try."
Runners may enter by sending a check
payable to Friends of Highlands
Hammock, c/o Chet Brojek, 3310 Par
Road, Sebring, FL 33872. They should
include the time they predict they will
cover the 5K distance. Race day registra-


tion will start at 6:30 a.m. with the
run/walk set to begin at 7:30 a.m.
Those with questions about the Earth
Day run/walk may contact Brojek at 385-
4736.
Jarrett Ford Ladies Invite
coming April 21 to River Greens
AVON PARK Bill Jarrett Ford cor-
dially invites you to play in the 2007
Ladies Invitational at River Greens Golf
Course Saturday, April 21. Entry fee is
$55, which includes golf, cart, driving
range, continental breakfast, luncheon
and awards. Optional: $5 raffle.
Tournament format is individual play
according to handicap. Prizes will be
awarded in five flights. Entries limited to
first 100 players. Continental breakfast is
7 a.m. Shotgun start is 8 a.m.
Please return entry form and check
payable to Bill Jarrett Ford Ladies
Invitational, c/o Suzie Gentry, 160 West
Lake Trout Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825
(phone 453-9199), RSVP by Tuesday,
April 10.
Ford is a national sponsor of the Susan
G. Komen Race for the Cure. All pro-
ceeds from this event will fund breast
cancer education, screening and treat-
ment.

Webber International Baseball
to hold open try-out May 12
BABSON PARK WIU baseball will
be holding its open try-out on Saturday,
May 12, at 10 a.m., at the Heart of
Florida Field, on the campus of Webber.
The open try-out is held for any high
school seniors or Junior College players
who Ere looking for an opportunity to
play college baseball. Scholarship possi-
bilities, are available.
Questions can be directed to Brad
Niethammer at (863) 638-2951 or e-
mailed to bdhammerl7@aol.com.
Gators '06 signed basketball
raffle tickets currently available
Raffle tickets are being sold at Duffers
and Beef O'Brady's locations in Sebring
and Lake Placid for a 2006
Championship team autographed basket-
ball (with letter of authenticity), and an
autographed commemorative Sports
Illustrated magazine, dedicated to the
Florida Gators.
Ridge Area Arc is raffling this exciting
piece of memorabilia. The drawing will
be held at 9 p.m., April 21, at Arc's spe-
cial event, 'An Evening in Kokomo.'
Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for
$100. Arc's Evening in Kokomo will be
held poolside at the Candlelight
Restaurant and features Key West cui-
sine, margaritas, beer, soft drinks and
dancing to the Landsharks band. Ticket
price is $60 per person.
To obtain raffle tickets and information
on attending Kokomo, call Linda Wells at
(863) 452-1295, ext. 106.
Ridge Area Arc is a non-profit charita-
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for adults with developmental and other
disabilities. Arc is funded, in part, by The
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HISTORY LESSON


5 YEARS AGO
April 15, 2002: The Lady Blue Streaks of the softball diamond shone brightly as they drubbed vis-
iting Moore Haven in a five-inning, 10-0 win. Crystal Henry and Milissa Babcock each had two RBI to
back up the four-hit pitching performance of KrissyTownsend to up the Sebring record to 16-5 on the
season.
20 YEARS AGO
April 14, 1987: The Lake Placid baseball team pulled a stunner, topping Avon Park for the first time
in six years. J.B. Porter doubled in the top of the seventh, moved to third on Kenny Bazzel's single and
scored on a passed ball to break a 7-7 tie. Mike Kircher then closed out the win in the bottom of the
inning to move the Green Dragons record to 12-9 on the season.


Avon Park


Boston, 8.
RBI-ARodriguez, New York, 16;
VGuerrero, Los Angeles, 12; AHill,
Toronto, 11; Kinsler, Texas, 9; Ellis,
Oakland, 9; Uribe, Chicago, 9; MYoung,
Texas, 9,
HITS-Polanco, Detroit, 17; AHill
Toronto, 16; VGuerrero, Los Angeles,
16; DeJesus, Kansas City, 15;
Wigginton, Tampa Bay, 15; Piazza,
Oakland, 15; DYoung, Tampa Bay, 14;
Rios, Toronto, 14.
DOUBLES-THunter, Minnesota, 6;
AHill, Toronto, 5; Monroe, Detroit, 5;
Overbay, Toronto, 5; VWells, Toronto, 5;
Mora, Baltimore, 5; Lowell, Boston, 5;


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NBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
y-Toronto 46 33 .582 -
x-New Jersey 38 41 .481 8
Philadelphia 33 45 .423 12'/
New York 32 47 .405 14
Boston 23 56 .291 23
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
y-Miami 44" 36 .550 -
x-Washington 40 39 .506 3'/2
Orlando 36 42 .462 7
Charlotte 32 48 .400 12
Atlanta 29 50 .367 14%2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
z-Detroit 51 28 .646 -
x-Chicago 48 32 .600 3'/2
x-Cleveland 47 32.595 4
Indiana' 35 44 .443 16
Milwaukee 27 52 .342 24
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
z-Dallas 65 14 .823 -
x-San Antonio 58 21 .734 7
x-Houston 50 29 .633 15
New Orleans 37 42 .468 '28
Memphis 19 60 .241 46
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB
y-Utah 49 30 .620 -
x-Denver 43 36 .544 6
Minnesota 32 47 .405 17
Portland 31 48 .392 18
Seattle 31 48 .392 18
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
y-Phoenix 60 19 .759 -
L.A. Lakers 40 40 .500 20%'/
Golden State 39 40 .494 21
L.A. Clippers 39 40 .494 21
Sacramento 32 47 .405 28
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
z-clinched conference
Friday's Games
Toronto 87, Detroit 84
Milwaukee 104, Boston 102
Washington 98, Atlanta 85
New. Jersey 100, New York 86
Miami 100, Indiana 96
Denver 107, New Orleans 105
San Antonio 110, Minnesota 91
Chicago 100, Charlotte 81
Utah 104, Dallas 89
Golden State 125, Sacramento 108
Phoenix 93, L.A. Lakers 85
L.A. Clippers 107, Portland 89
Saturday's Games
Orlando at Philadelphia; late
Atlanta at Cleveland, late
Denver at Memphis, late
Charlotte at Milwaukee, late
New Orleans at Houston, late
Phoenix at Utah, late
Seattle at Portland, late
Sunday's Games
Chicago at Washington, 1 p.m.
New Jersey at Indiana, 3:30 p.m.
Sacramento at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Dallas, 3:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Golden State, 4 p.m.'
Boston at Orlando, 6 p.m.
New York at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Philadelphia at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Seattle at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
Major League Baseball'

AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Toronto 6 4 .600 -
Boston 5 4 .556 '/
Baltimore 5 6 .455 11%
New York 4 5 .444 11%
Tampa Bay 4 6 .400 2
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Detroit 6 4 .600 -
Minnesota 6 4 .600 -
Cleveland 4 3 .571 '/
Chicago 5 4 .556 '/
Kansas City 3 8 .273 3%'
West Division
W L Pbt GB
Los Angeles 6 5 .545 -
Texas 5 5 .500 '/
Seattle 3 3 .500 '/
Oakland 5 6 .455 1
Thursday's Games
Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 2
Seattle at Boston, ppd., rain
Baltimore 2, Kansas City 1, 10 innings
Detroit 5, Toronto 4
Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 2
Friday's Games
Boston 10, L.A. Angels 1
Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland 4
Baltimore 8, Kansas City 1
Toronto 2, Detroit 1, 10 innings
Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 2
Texas 5, Seattle 2
Oakland 5, N.Y. Yankees 4,11 innings
Saturday's Games
Detroit at Toronto, late
Texas at Seattle, late
L.A. Angels at Boston, late
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, late
Kansas City at Baltimore, late
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, late
N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, late
Sunday's Games
L.A. Angels at Boston, 1:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 1:05
p.m.
Detroit at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.
Kansas City at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.
Texas at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-JDrew, Boston, .419; AHill,
Toronto, .410; Iwamura, Tampa Bay,
.406; VGuerrero, Los Angeles, .400;
Polanco, Detroit, .386; Upton, Tampa
Bay, .379; Sizemore, Cleveland, .375.
RUNS-BAbreu, New York, 11;
ARodriguez, New York, 11; Iwamura,
Tampa Bay, 10; Sizemore, Cleveland,
10; Matthews, Los Angeles, 9; Jeter,
New York, 9; AHill, Toronto, 8; Youkilis,


Piazza, Oakland, 5.
TRIPLES-TPena, Kansas City, 4; Buck,
Oakland, 2; Granderson, Detroit, 2; 13
are tied with 1.
HOME RUNS-ARodriguez, New York,
6; Kinsler, Texas, 5; Sizemore,
Cleveland, 4; Morneau, Minnesota, 4;
Wigginton, Tampa Bay, 3; Crawford,
Tampa Bay, 3; Uribe, Chicago, 3;
VGuerrero, Los Angeles, 3.
STOLEN BASES-Iwamura, Tampa
Bay, 3; Sizemore, Cleveland, 3;
Podsednik, Chicago, 3; THunter,
Minnesota, 3; Erstad, Chicago, 3; 15 are
tied with 2.
PITCHING (1 Decisions)-29 are tied
with 1.000.
STRIKEOUTS-JoSantana, Minnesota,
25; Kazmir, Tampa Bay, 21;
FHernandez, Seattle, 18; Lackey, Los
Angeles, 17; Bedard, Baltimore, 17;
Bonderman, Detroit, 15; Meche, Kansas
City, 15.
SAVES-TJones, Detroit, 5;
FrRodriguez, Los Angeles, 4; Jenks,
Chicago, 3; BRyan, Toronto, 3; Nathan,
Minnesota, 3; Borowski, Cleveland, 3;
Reyes, Tampa Bay, 3.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
Atlanta 7 3 .700 -
.New York 7 3 .700 -
Florida 6 4 .600 1
Philadelphia 2 8 .200 5
Washington 2 9 .182 5'/
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cincinnati 6 4 .600 -
Milwaukee 5 4 .556 '/
St. Louis 5 4 .556 Y2
Houston 4 5 .444 1%
Pittsburgh 4 6 .400 2
Chicago 3 6 .333 21h
West Division
W L Pet GB
Los Angeles 7 3 .700 -
Arizona 7 4 .636 'k
San Diego 6 4 .600 1
Colorado 5 5 .500 2
San Francisco 3 7 .300 4
Thursday's Games
N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 3
Washington 2, Atlanta 0
Friday's Games
Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 5
San Francisco 8, Pittsburgh 5
Houston 9, Philadelphia 6
N.Y. Mets 3, Washington 2
Florida 11, Atlanta 4
Milwaukee at St. Louis, ppd., Rain
Colorado 6, Arizona 3
L.A. Dodgers 9, San Diego 1
Saturday's Games
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, late
Washington at N.Y. Mets, late
Milwaukee at St. Louis, late
Houston at Philadelphia, late
Florida at Atlanta, late
San Francisco at Pittsburgh, late
Colorado at Arizona, late
San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, late
Sunday's Games
Florida at Atlanta, 1:05 p.m.
Washington at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m.
Houston at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m.
Milwaukee at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 4:40 p.m.
San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 8:15 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-MICabrera, Florida, .429;
ARamirez, Chicago, .406; Jenkins,
Milwaukee, .400; DeLee, Chicago, .395;
Belliard, Washington, .389; OHudson,
Arizona, .364; JBReyes, New York,
.350.
RUNS-JBReyes, New York, 13;
HaRamlrez, Florida, 11; OHudson,
Arizona, 11; Rollins, Philadelphia, 11;
MlCabrera, Florida, 10; Weeks,


Milwaukee, 9; Jacobs, Florida, 8;
Dunn, Cincinnati, 8; CJones, Atlanta, 8.
RBI-MiCabrera, Florida, 13; CaLee,
Houston, 12; JBReyes, New York, 11;
Byrnes, Arizona, 10; Beltran, New York,
10; 6 are tied with 9.
HITS-OHudson, Arizona, 16;
MiCabrera, Florida,,15; Byrnes,
Arizona, 15; DeLee, Chicago, 15;
Holliday, Colorado, 14; JBReyes, New
York, 14; Belliard, Washington, 14.
DOUBLES-Uggla, Florida, 5; Church,
Washington, 5; Burke, Houston, 5;
ASoriano, Chicago, 5; BMolina, San
Francisco, 5; 12 are tied with 4.
TRIPLES-Weeks, Milwaukee, 3;
JBReyes, New York, 3; 22 are tied with
1.
HOME RUNS-Rollins, Philadelphia, 5;
MiCabrera, Florida, 4; Dunn,
Cincinnati, 4; CaLee, Houston, 4;
AGonzalez, San Diego, 3; Bymes,
Arizona, 3; Jenkins, Milwaukee, 3;
LGonzalez, Los Angeles, 3; Bonds, San
Francisco, 3.
STOLEN BASES--JBReyes,. New York,
6; KMatsui, Colorado, 5; Freel,
Cincinnati, 4; Bymes, Arizona, 4;
Theriot, Chicago, 3; Martin, Los
Angeles, 3; HaRamirez, Florida, 3;
Wright, New York, 3; Pierre, Los
Angeles, 3; DRoberts, San Francisco, 3.
PITCHING (1 Decisions)-45 are tied
with 1.000.
STRIKEOUTS-BMyers, Philadelphia,
19; Willis, Florida, 17; Smoltz, Atlanta,
17; Hamels, Philadelphia, 15; Webb,
Arizona, 15; Snell, Pittsburgh, 14;
Harang, Cincinnati, 14; KWells, St.
Louis, 14; Lilly, Chicago, 14.
SAVES-Saito, Los Angeles, 5;
Valverde, Arizona, 4; STorres,
Pittsburgh, 4; Weathers, Cincinnati, 4;
FCordero, Milwaukee, 3; BWagner, New
York, 3; Isringhausen, St. Louis, 3;
Wickman, Atlanta, 3.
NHL

PLAYOFF GLANCE
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Buffalo vs. N.Y. Islanders
Buffalo 4, N.Y. Islanders 1, Buffalo
leads series 1-0
Saturday: N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, late
New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay
New Jersey 5, Tampa Bay 3; New
Jersey leads series 1-0
Saturday: Tampa Bay at New Jersey,
late
Atlanta vs. N.Y. Rangers
N.Y. Rangers 4, Atlanta 3, N.Y. Rangers
lead series 1-0
Saturday: N.Y. Rangers at Atlanta, late
Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh
Ottawa 6, Pittsburgh 3, Ottawa leads
series 1-0
Saturday: Pittsburgh at Ottawa, late
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit vs. Calgary
Detroit 4, Calgary 1, Detroit leads series
1-0
Sunday: Calgary at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Anaheim vs. Minnesota
Anaheim 2, Minnesota 1
Friday: Anaheim 3, Minnesota 2,
Anaheim leads series 2-0
Vancouver vs. Dallas
Vancouver 5, Dallas 4, 40T
Friday: Dallas 2, Vancouver 0, series
tied 1-1
Nashville vs. San Jose
Wednesday: San Jose 5, Nashville 4,
20T
Friday: Nashville 5, San Jose 2, series
tied 1-1


AUTO RACING
SUNDAY
1:30 p.m. NASCAR Nextel Cup Samsung 500 .................FOX
4 p.m. Champ Car Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach .........NBC


GOLF

SUNDAY
1 p.m. LPGA Ginn Clubs and Resorts Open Final Round ......... CBS
3 p.m. PGA Verizon Heritage- Final Round....................CBS
3 p.m. PGA Verizon Heritage-Third Round.................. CBS


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Florida at Atlanta .............................SUN/TBS
2 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs .........................WGN
8 p.m. San Diego at LA. Dodgers .......................ESPN
MONDAY
7 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay............................. I ND
7 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia.......................... ESPN
TUESDAY
2 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs.......................... WG N
7 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay................:........... IND


NBA
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Chicago at Washington............................ABC
3:30 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas..............................ABC
6 p.m. Boston at Orlando................................. IND

NHL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Conference Quarterfinal- Game 2, TeamsTBA..........NBC


TENNIS
SUNDAY
1 p.m. WTA Family Cirde Cup- Final .....................ESPN2
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By JEFF CANTWELL
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SEBRING Mark
Greenauer broke up Friday
night's pitcher's duel with a
clutch two-run double in the
third inning and scored the
winning run as Highlands
Today ran away with a 6-2
victory over Rotary in Dixie
Youth Majors (11-12) action
Friday night at Max Long
Recreation Complex.
Perhaps the toughest obsta-
cle for both teams in the early
stages of the game when win-
ning pitcher Joel Orozco and
Ty Little were battling it out
on the mound was playing
with Ozone rules and adjust-
ing to just the second game of
the season.
Cody Ouverson and
Alfredo Negrin were aboard
with walks when Greenauer
reached up and slapped a
head-high fastball from
Rotary starter Little with one
out to put his team up 2-0 in
the bottom of the third.
Orozco followed with an RBI
single to drive in Greenauer
for a 3-0 lead to chase Little
for Joey Staffieri. Little had
Highlands Today's number in
the first two innings, striking
out two and Stafferi came on
in relief iand ended the rally
with two strikeouts.
Orozco was really on his


game pitching for Highlands
Today, striking out six batters
over the first three innings
and holding Rotary to just
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sive win.
Highlands Today (1-1 over-
all) came right back with
three more runs in the bottom
of the fourth. Cody Cleveland
sandwiched a single in
between walks to Preston
Smith and Negrin, bringing in
reliever Paul Cantwell with
two out and the bases loaded.
Orozco reached on an error by
Rotary's shortstop to drive in
Smith to raise the lead to 4-0,
driving in Cleveland. Negrin
stole home on a wild pitch to
up the tally to 6-0 before
Cantwell got a strikeout to
retire the side.
Rotary (0-2) got on the
scoreboard in the top of the
six when Little, who was a
perfect 2-for-2 at the plate,
drew a walk and scored on
Scott Cantwell's single to
center field to close to 6-1.
Cantwell later .stole home on
a wild pitch to end game scor-
ing.
For the game, Rotary outhit
Highlands Today 4-3, but
issued eight walks in the loss.
Jonathan Parker pitched the
final three innings for
Highlands Today, giving up
two runs on one hit.


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