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Lady Blue Streaks have to work extra
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County schools reversing state enrollment trend

While most districts losing students, Highlands ranks 7th in student growth


By TREY CHRISTY Waldron
trey.christy@newssun.com resource
TALLAHASSEE- Recent pro- sional d
sections of school enrollment trict.
across the state shows a downward At the
trend. Highland
Less students in classrooms will in studer
save the state millions of dollars in Febru
hiring new teachers and comply- count sh
ing with the state's class size students,
amendment. from lasi
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e beginning of last year,
is was seventh in the state
it growth, she said.
ary's full-time enrollment
lowed more than 12,000
an increase of almost 250
t year's figures.
challenge for us is recruit-
retaining highly qualified
," Waldron said. "The


need increases due to student pop-
ulation, teacher retirement and the
class size amendment."
Each district projects its school
enrollment, sending figures to the
state, and that sets the revenue
allotted for the coming year, said
Mike Averyt, director of finance
and planning.
When students show up for
classes ,in the fall, the real num-
bers are sent to the state and
adjustments to funding are made
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"There are quite a few districts
that lost students, so they are not
able to hire as many teachers,"
Waldron said.
"Some that recruited teachers
then are having to notify teachers
they don't have jobs for them."
Highlands County has projected
an increase of more than 100 stu-
dents next year.
So while most districts will see
decreased funding on a case by

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Don't be alarmed if you see people
dressed similar to this around
Firemen's Field in Sebring on
Wednesday. It's only a drill.

This is only a test:

Mass casualty drill

on tap in Sebring

HRMC testing decontamination
shower tent Wednesday morning
By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING The massacre at Virginia
Tech was a reminder that "it" could happen
anytime, anywhere, to anybody.
With training Monday and Tuesday cul-
minating in a multiple-agency exercise
Wednesday, Highlands Regional Medical
Center is preparing for "it" the unfath-
omable attack or accident.
In this case, the hospital is teaming up
with Sebring and Highlands County fire
services, the emergency operations center
and law enforcement to put its new decon-
tamination tent through the paces in a
chemical spill drill, said Kathleen Border,
HRMC director of marketing and public
relations.
The exercise begins about 9 a.m.
Wednesday at Firemen's Field, where the
three-lane decontamination shower tent
will take center stage with community vol-
unteers playing the victims.
With about $100,000 at its'disposal from
a Health Resources and Service
Administration grant for bio-terrorism
planning and preparedness, the hospital
bought the $30,000 tent, 12 powered air-
purifying respirators for $40,000 (think
E.T.'s scientists in white biological suits),
two portable, self-powered oxygen ventila-
tors and law enforcement-compatible com-
munications equipment.
Should a chemical spill, or attack, occur
in Highlands County, the goal is to erect the
tent and treat patients within 30 minutes,
said Julie D'Amico, HRMC director of risk
management and quality assurance.
"You have people who are hurt, you
have to be able to get them into the hospi-
tal," D'Amico said, explaining that con-
taminated victims can't be admitted until
they've been washed down.
Border said the drill is driven by the fed-
eral government.
"There's a big push to make sure the
hospitals, EOC and community can handle
these situations," Border said, noting the
exercise is just one of several training
opportunities hosted by the hospital.
Larger, regional mass-casualty drills are
held periodically to test communications,
coordination and cooperation, Border said.
Wednesday's events won't negatively
impact patient care, she added.


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Attorney: Suspension, name calling taxed Sun 'N Lake employee's health


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun. corn
SEBRING Sticks and stones
break bones, but name calling hurts,
too, according to a Sun 'N Lake
employee on sick leave since April
3.
Director of Planning and
Development Michael "Mick" Grosh
was suspended through March while
the improvement district investigat-
ed possible financial improprieties
raised by board supervisor Joely
Polokoff.
"He was suspended with pay so
that there was no allegations that the
internal audit was tainted in any
way," Sun 'N Lake General Manager
Al Grieshaber Jr. said Wednesday.
At the conclusion of the audit
focusing on Grosh's travel expenses


and reimbursements, Grieshaber
rescinded the suspension in a March
28 letter ordering him to return no
later than April 3.
Grosh's attorney, James F.
McCollum, responded with an April
I letter that said suspension-related
stress required his client take paid
sick leave.
"He's still under a doctor's order
to not go back to work," McCollum
said Thursday, citing nose bleeds
and four cauterized veins. "He wants
to go back to work, but he can't do it
with his health situation right now."
Compounding Grosh's ailments,
McCollum said, were statements
made publicly by Polokoff.
According to an e-mail from dis-
trict employee Debbie Howard to


'He's still under a

doctor's order to not
go back to work.'

JAMES F. McCOLLUM
Attorney for Michael Grosh
her supervisor, Polokoff allegedly
called Grosh a "fat (expletive delet-
ed)."
At a February meeting, board
president John Negley asked
Polokoff to exercise decorum with
district staff.
"We're dealing with her in good
faith," McCollum said of Polokoff,
when asked if Grosh planned to sue
for slander. "We must give her an
opportunity to retract (her alleged


statements)."
McCollum said Polokoff has
requested a list of the alleged slan-
derous comments, which he is
required to provide but hasn't due to
his case load.
Meanwhile, Grosh availed himself
to communications with the district
so long as he's treated with "profes-
sionalism and respect by you and
members of the board," McCollum
said in his letter.
McCollum said Grosh had at least
60 days of sick leave available if
necessary, based on his brief tenure
as Sun 'N Lake's general manger
spanning two calendar years -
November 2006 to February 2007.
"He did not want to be the general
manager," McCollum said. "It was
kind of shoved down his throat."


But as such, argued the lawyer,
Grosh's contract allowed for 30 sick
days each year.
McCollum anticipated a heated
battle, noting the improvement dis-
trict will bring in labor attorneys and
is "taking this seriously." McCollum
promised drawing on at least one
other firm himself.
As for the allegations investigated
by the auditor, Grieshaber said
Grosh hasn't been cleared despite
his suspension being lifted.
"We have not received any
response from Mr. Grosh or his
attorney," Grieshaber said, explain-
ing questions remain unanswered.
McCollum said the district hasn't
provided all the documents Grosh
needs.


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KFC held


up Friday

News-Sun
SEBRING The
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office is looking for two men
suspected of robbing the
Sebring KFC.
Lt. Keith Starling said the
armed robbery occurred
between 11:30 p.m. and 11:47
p.m. Friday night as the store
was closing.
"They forced their way
into the business," Starling
said, perusing an incident
report for the details.
The black males were both
armed with handguns and had
black bandanas or cloth cov-
ering their faces.
Starling said the suspects'
method of fleeing and direc-
tion of travel weren't men-
tioned in the- report.
An undetermined amount
of cash was taken. No injuries
were reported.

Veterans Advisory
- board has opening
Special to'the News-Sun
SEBRING The
Highlands County Veterans
Advisory Board has
announced an opening on the
board.
The volunteer position is
open to any U.S. military vet-
eran. Applications may be
obtained at the Highlands
County Veteran Services
Office, 7205 South George
Blvd. (402-6623).

Small business seminar
set for Wednesday
SEBRING The Small
Business Development Center
of the Heartland will present a
free seminar titled "Steps To
Start A Small Business" from
2-4 p.m. on Wednesday at the
Heartland Workforce Center,
2730 U.S. 27 North.
The seminar will be taught
by Bob Raymond, a certified
business analyst with the
SBDC.
It is designed for persons
thinking of starting a small
business or who have started a
business and want to make sure
they did it correctly. Licenses,
marketing and business plans
are among the items discussed.
Call Raymond at 385-3672,
ext. 240 to reserve a space in
the seminar or for further infor-
mation.


Citizens Power Coalition


names Perry chairman


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Lake Placid High School Senior Nelson Torres introduces himself to those in attendance
Tuesday night at the Annual Take Stock in Children Mentor Appreciation and Senior
Celebration Dinner held at the Hotel Jacaranda. Nelson is one of 27 graduating Seniors in
the program. "It helped me stay focused and meet goals I set through the program," Torres
said of his participation in the program since Sixth grade.


27 Heartland-area students graduate


from Take Stock In Children program


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy @newssun. corn
AVON PARK Twenty-
seven graduating seniors from
five local high schools were
honored Tuesday at the Hotel
Jacaranda for their comple-
tion of the Take Stock In
Children program.
The students started with
the program in middle school,
and many attribute their suc-
cess in school and life to the
mentors they were assigned
through it.
"Mrs. Sorrells came and
saw me every week, making
sure I kept up with grades and
work," DeSoto High Senior
Narina Neal said of her men-
tor. "She was the only motiva-
tion I had. She kept saying,
'You can do it.'"
Neal was one of four chil-
dren raised by a single mom
and said she wouldn't have
made it without help from the
program.
Take Stock in Children is a
comprehensive program that
helps low-income children
succeed by providing college
scholarships, volunteer men-
tors, tutoring and long-term
support.
Pictures of the students in
sixth grade, juxtaposed with
their current high school pho-
tos, showed guests of the sen-
ior celebration dinner how far
students have come in the
program while visually dis-
playing just how long they
have been with it.


'(My mentor)
was the only
motivation I had.
She kept saying,
'You can do it."
NARINA NEAL
Student
The pictures of young,
inexperienced kids were
shown next to distinguished
adults, faces showing they are
ready to take the next step.
Thanks to the Take Stock
program, they will be able to
do so.
Every student that gradu-
ates through the program not
only receives a volunteer
mentor who meets the stu-
dent at school for one hour a
week to provide support and,
motivation, career and educa-
tional counseling but also
is awarded with a four-year
college tuition scholarship
upon graduation. from high
school.
To Nelson Torres, a Lake
Placid High School student,
the experience with his men-
tor has given him as much
help with career and educa-
tional counseling as every-
thing else.
In his freshman year, he
thought he wanted to go into
law.
"My mentor was in law, so
knowing him, his hours, it


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changed my mind," Torres
said. "Its nice, but not what I
wanted to do. "It helped me
see that before college and
realize its good but my inter-
ests are in something else."
Torres said this help saved
him from trying to make that
decision while enrolled in
college. His new plan is still
to go to SFCC for his
Associate in Arts, but then to
transfer to the University of
South Florida to major in
business.
Savannah Taylor, a Sebring
High School student, said the
program helped her financial-
ly with the opportunity to go
to college.
"It makes it available for
students that don't have
money for college to further
their education," she said.
Taylor plans on attending
SFCC to study radiology.
Take Stock in Children has
been active in Florida -since
1995. Since then, it has
served more than 11,000 chil-
dren, awarded over $78 mil-
lion in college scholarships,
logged over 715,000 volun-
teer hours and since 1999
almost 4,000 students have
graduated high school with a
scholarship,


Special to the News-Sun
MOORE HAVEN -
Moore Haven native Tommy
Perry has been named chair-
man of the Citizens Power
Coalition, a local grassroots
organization in support of the
proposed Florida Power &
Light Glades Power Park.'
Perry is the president of
Johnson-Prewitt &
Associates, a professional
engineering and surveying
firm based in Clewiston. As
chairman of the Citizens
Power Coalition, Perry is
working with other coalition
members to foster support for
FPL's plans to build an
advanced-technology clean
coal plant in Glades County.
"There has been a tremen-
dous outpouring of support
for the project from the peo-
ple of Hendry, Glades and the
surrounding counties," Perry
said. "More than 1,000 people
have signed petitions in sup-
port of the project and several
hundred people have volun-
teered to assist in the cam-
paign to gain approval for the
-plant-."
The FPL Glades Power
Park is expected to bring sig-
nificant economic opportuni-


ty to the entire Glades region,
delivering jobs, tax dollars
and economic stimulus.
"The people in Glades and
Hendry counties recognize
how important it is to support
this project. I'm very excited
about my role as chairman
and plan to do all I can to
make sure we don't let this
opportunity pass us by," Perry
said.
The project will provide an
average of 1,600 jobs annual-
ly during a five-year con-
struction period. Once in
operation, the plant is expect-
ed to have 180 full-time
employees and create more
than 100 indirect jobs in the
region.
The project also is expected
to provide an average of more
than $21 million annually in
property taxes for Glades
County and several million
dollars in property taxes each
year for Hendry County. That
money is desperately needed
for infrastructure improve-
ments, Perry said.
Perry, who grew up in
Glades County and attended
Moore Haven High School,
currently resides in Moore
Haven.


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Games, food and fun
were important ingredi-
ents of the annual
Spring Fling event
Thursday evening at Sun
'N Lake Elementary
School in Sebring.
(From left) Second grad-
er Joey Valls, 8, loses
his footing as he climbs
the rock wall. Fifteen-
month-old Abigail
Sowards, of Sebring,
wanders away from her
dad in search of fun.
Second grader Maikayla
Champion, 8, concen-
trates on the bean bag
throw competition.
.Fourth grader Valery
Cajust6, 10, hula hoops
her way to a prize.


Collapsed

wheel strands

plane in AP
Airport's main runway
closed for several hours
By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK A pilot on
his way to the Sun 'N Fun
7 Fly-In ended up leaving his
plane at the Avon Park
Executive Airport following a
Thursday night incident. The
incident closed the main run-
way at the airport for several
hours.
"We'd already landed and
were going down the runway
when we got hit by a cross-
wind. It lifted up the plane
and the wheel collapsed,"
said aircraft owner Michael
Brill.
A Palm Beach County resi-
dent, Brill had been on his
way to the nation's second
largest air show when his
girlfriend complained she had'
a headache and wanted some-
thing to drink.
"We set it down here to get
something out of the Coke
machine," said Brill.
That's when the mishap
occurred.
He estimated the incident
happened about 6 p.m. on
Thursday, saying the airport
was deserted at the time. Not
knowing who to call, he left
the plane, rented a car and
continued on his way to
Lakeland for Sun 'N Fun.
Patricia Silverman said she
discovered the single-engine
Searey sitting on the grass
next to runway 4-22 when she
arrived for work at the air-
port's fixed base
operation about 7:30 Friday
morning. Because -it was so
close to the landing surface,
she contacted the Federal
Aviation Administration's
Flight Service Station in St.
Petersburg and notified them
the runway would be closed
until it could be moved to a
safer location.
"You call the FSS and they
put out a notice to airmen so
they will know about it," she
explained.
In the meantime, planes
were landing on the newly-
refurbished secondary run-
way 9-27.
Brill said he was trying to
get the factory to come pick
up the plane.
"I went and looked at the
new models and they've rein-
forced what gave out on my
plane," he said.
Brill said he finished put-
ting the experimental plane
together about a year ago


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Obituaries


Louise Durant
Louise Durant, 86, of Lake
Placid, died April 16, 2007. in
Avon Park.
Born in Robertsdale. Ala..
she moved to Lake Placid
from Opa Locka 25 years ago.
She was a Pentecostal.
Survivors include her chif-
dren. Frances Smith, Marsha
DiGraziano and George
Durant; 15 grandchildren. 12
great-grandchildren and 14
great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were han-
died by Scott Funeral Home.
Lake Placid.

James Engh
James H. Engh, 96. of
Sebring, died April 20, 2007,
in Sebring.
Born in Chicago, he had
been a resident of Sebring
since 1970. He was a bank
executor and worked for
South East National Bank in
Chicago for 34 years. He was
a life member of the. Masonic
Lodge 882, Boulevard Lodge
in Chicago; member of the
Woodlawn Lions Club,
Sertoma Club, Kiwanis,
worked with Boy and Girl
Scouts, and was a Little
League baseball coach. He
was a member of St. John


United Methodist Church in
Sebring.
Survivors include his
daughters, Jeanine M. Koch
of Bloomington, Ill., and
Pamela Schroeder of Apollo
Beach; 17 grandchildren, 15
great-grandchildren and four
great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John
United Methodist Church in
Sebring with the Rev. Ron
DeGenaro officiating.
Cremation arrangements
are being handled by
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Darrell L. Hansen
Darrell L.
Hansen, 58, of Lake
Placid, died April
19, 2007, at his residence.
Born in St. Ignace, Mich.,
he moved to Lake Placid in
1991 after retiring from the
U.S. Army with 24 years of
service. He was a supervisor
at Georgia Pacific, a member
of the American Legion
Placed Post 25 and was of the
Lutheran faith.
He is survived by his wife
of 39 years, Marie; children,
Dale, Ryan, and Cory Hansen,
Tara Rogers, and Jana Easton;


brother, Mark Olin; sisters,
Cynthia Knowles and Valerie
Hansen; and eight grandchil-
dren.
The family will receive
friends from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday
at the American Legion Placid
Post 25, 1490 US 27 North,
Lake Placid. Funeral service
will begin at 6:30 with full
Military Honors. Donations
may be made to American
Cancer Society; envelopes
will be available at the serv-
ice.
Arrangements entrusted to
Scott Funeral Home, Lake
Placid.

Gunivereve Hufhand
Gunivereve "Gwen" V.
Hufhand, 76, of Sebring, died
April 19, 2007, in Orlando.
Born in Kittanning, Pa., she
was a retired secretary for a
insurance company. She
moved to Lake Placid in 1999
then to Sebring in 2007. She
was a Sunday school teacher,
and church organist for many
years and a member of Spring
Lake Baptist Church.
She is survived by her hus-
band, James.
A memorial service was
held at her church on
Saturday. Memorials are


requested to Spring Lake
Baptist Church, 7408
Valencia Road, Sebring, FL
33876. Further services and
burial will be in Kittanning,
Pa.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.

Margaret Robertson
Margaret R. Robertson, 93,
of Sebring, died April 20,
2007, in Sebring.
Born in Cambridge, Ohio,
she had been a resident of
Sebring since 2003. She was a
product leader for National
Cash Register Corporation.
She was a member for 50
years of Good Shepherd Four
Square Church in Cambridge
where she was secretary for
the Sunday school. She was a
member of Christ Fellowship
Church in Sebring.
Survivors include her son,
James C. of Sebring;. nine
grandchildren, five great-
grandchildren and five great-
great-grandchildren.
A funeral service is pend-
ing in Ohio.
Local arrangements were
handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,_
Sebring.


Deed Transfers


Nov. 1, 2006
Elizabeth Laboy to Jorge
Laboy, See Instrument, $6,341,500.
Juan Casais to James W.
McSorley, L22 BIk 12 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 8, $1,632,400.
Paul Michael Kerr to Michael A.
Sayre, L4 PT L10 BIk 68 Palmhurst
Sub, $1,550,000.
Juan Antonio Oliveros to
Rogelio M. Vazquez, L11 BIk 9 Sun
'N Lake Est. Acres Sec 27,
$775,000.
Sonia Ferraro to National
Recreational Properties, L8 BIk 491
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 25,
$750,000.
Brian A. Meeks to David W.
Sinkler Sr., L15 Wallace Steven
Sub, $600,000.
Dunston Salmon to National
Recreational Properties of Sun 'N
Lakes, L26 BIk 186 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 11, $550,000.
Lorna Holden to Dunston
Salmon, L26 BIk 186 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 11, $445,000.
Ann F. Mahoney to Lorna
Holden, L26 BIk 186 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 11, $440,000.
Frank L. White to Gale
Ostrowski, L13 BIk 5 Highlands
Park Est. Sec C, $440,000.
Earnest Westberry to Earnest
Westberry, PT L17 Longwood. Sub,
$430,000.
Properties of Central Florida to
Florida Properties Group Inc., L19
BIk 48 Placid Lakes Sec 19,
$420,000.
Cosecant Enterprises to
Properties of Central Florida, L1 BIk
44 Placid Lakes Sec 5/Others,
$420,000.
Dagoberto Rodriguez to
Highvest Corp., L17 BIk D Replat
PT Lake Placid Camp Florida
Resort, $415,000.
JBRM to Charles P. Raupach,
L106 Dinner Lake Suburb,
$412,000.
Sergio Rebollo Jr. to Antonio
Anibal Ramos Padilla, L4 BIk .183
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,
$410,900.
Nirania. M. Rodriguez to
Highvest Corp., L16 BIk D Replat
PT Lake Placid Camp Florida


Resort, $400,000.
Hassan Warid to Fred L.
Schmidt, L15 BIk D Spring Lake Sec
1, $399,500.
Ben Walker to Mainely
Properties Inc., L13-15 BIk 11
Leisure Lakes Sec 1, $373,800.
Rene Garcia Fernandez to
G.H. Crawford Financial, L35 BIk
297 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
14, $359,000.
Felipe A. Rodriguez to Timothy
Chad Bailey, L2 BIk 16 Sebring Hills
South, $350,000.
Kimberly M. Altier to Paul E.
Deshazo, L23 BIk 6 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 9, $331,500.
Francisco Orozco to Janene
Smith, L68 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec
D, $330,000.
Paul E. Deshazo to Matthew J.
Ryan, L4 BIk 16 Lake Haven Est.
Sec 1, '$324,900.
Frank M. Thompson to Alan W.
Kent, L10 PT L9 BIk 290 Lake
Sebring Sub, $307,000.
Reinaldo Gonzalez to Pauline
Meek, L1 BIk 41 Placid Lakes Sec 4,
$306,700.
Debra A. Vaccari to Mario A.
Vaccari, L793/794 Avon Park Lakes
Unit 2, $299,500.
Mi Casa Builders of Florida Inc.
to Debra A. Vaccari, L793/794 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 2, $290,000.
Robert D. Cloutier to Joseph B.
Pinder Jr., L153 Fairmount Mobile
Est., $280,000.
Geodev Vending Inc. to Tom-
Glo Inc., PT L8/9 BIk 22 Town of
Avon Park/Others, $275,000.
Kelly M. Waldron to Entocon
Inc., L6355/6356 PT 6357 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 20, $275,000.
Ronald H. Burkell to Alvin A.
Dirksen, L11 BIk 2 Country Walk,
$267,500.

Nov. 2, 2006
Daniel C. Moore Sr. to Ronald
G. Matthews, L4 BIk 2 Jonesville
Sub Unrec, $265,000.
Laura Gonzalez-Genova to
Marc Eisenmen, L3 BIk 231 East
Palmhurst, $263,100.
Binh Yen Diep to Bayview
Financial Exchange Services, PT
Sec 2-34-28, $255,000.


Baxter G. Troutman to Bayview
Financial Exchange Services, PT
Sec 4-33-28/Other, $250,000.
M. Cheeley P.A. to Isaac M.
Jacobson, L27/28 BIk 11 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 4, $250,000.
M Cheeley P.A. to Noah A.
Jacobson, L27/28 BIk 11 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 4, $250,000.
M Cheeley P.A. to Isaac M.
Jacobson, L29-37 Blk 11 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 4, $249,000.
M Cheeley P.A. to Noah A.
Jacobson, L29-37 BIk 11 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 4, $245,000.
Orville B. Lien to John G. Lien,
PT Sec 32-38-30, $244,900.
Amalia Jimenez to Beverly
Grace Ellen Lincoln, Unit 59 B
Orangewood Acres Phase 1 Unit 3,
$244,000.
Amalia Jimenez to Elnora
Mildred Lott, Unit 59B Orangewood
Acres Phase 1 Unit 3, $240,000.
Salvatore Dottore to Jo Ann
Dottore, L140 Sebring Hills,
$237,500.
IRalph D. Levingston to Ronald
L. HIausauer, PT L15 Lakeview
Park,, $230,000.
Ralph D. Levingston to Nick
Esposito, PT L15 Lakeview Park,
$230,000.
James J. Ross to James J.
Ross, L12 BIk 156 Placid Lakes Sec
12, $229,900.
Eliana Haffner to National
Recreational Properties, L12 BIk
624 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
10, $225,000.
Eliana Haffner to National
Recreational Properties, L18 BIk
624 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
10, $220,000.
Eliana Haffner to National
Recreational Properties, L6 BIk 351
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,
$2191,900.
Ivan Maldonado to Roberto
Maldonado, Unit 168 Kenwood
Town Homes, $218,000.
Raymond D. Cebulski to
Raymond D. Cebulski, L8 BIk G
Tomoka Heights Sec IX, $218,000.
John Negley to Margaret N.
Gent, Unit 6A The Manors,
$215,000.
Narian Nargen to Donald B.


Soldini, PT L8 BIk 14 Avon Park
Est., $214,000.
Alvyn's Enterprises Inc. to
Alvyn's Enterprises Inc., L9 PT L8
BIk 29 J H Driggers Add to Lake
Stearns Sub, $213,800.
Parasram Maharaj to Leisure
Lakes Development Inc., L25 BIk
447 Leisure Lakes Sec 17,
$211,100.
Narcisco D. Balanag to Lake
Placid Development Corp. Inc., L7
BIk 10 Placid Lakes Sec 19,
$210,000.
Jesus Cales-Rodriguez to Lake
Placid Development Corp. Inc., L29
BIk 272 Placid Lakes Sec 20,
$210,000.
Christopher A. Wellman to
Lake Placid Development Corp.
Inc., L14 BIk 174 Placid Lakes Sec
16, $200,000.
Emmanuel Lawrence to Lake
Placid Development Corp. Inc., L6
BIk 271 Placid Lakes Sec 20,
$200,000.
Robert L. Durney to Rene
Rivera, L2 Bik 6 Altamont Place
Addition 3, $200,000.
Crystal Nursery Inc. to William
Wilson, L15 BIk 14 Placid Lakes
Sec 19, $200,000.
Crystal Nursery Inc. to Carle
Foundation, L12 BIk 104 Placid
Lakes Sec 15, $199,900.
Michael A. Berrones to Froilan
A. Barinas, L19/20 BIk 17 Avon Park
Lakes Red-Hill Farms Add Unit L,
$199,000.
Jose Soto to Homes By
Handley Inc., L7440-7442 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 23, $196,900.
Anthony J. Gulisano to E. Lee
Parker, L16 BIk A Tomoka Heights
Sec IX, $196,300.
Kip M. Doty to Frisnel
Thelusma, L6 BIk 14 Sebring Hills
South, $195,000.
Spurlock Trust to John E.
Spurlock, L300 Sebring Ridge Sec
A, $195,000.
Heartland National Bank to
Paul Devlin, L17-20 BIk 64 Town of
Avon Park, $194,900.
Heartland National Bank to
Mary M. Pelfrey, PT L14 BIk 64
Town of Avon Park/Others,
$194,000.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Author Lorraine Lynch Geiger reads her book 'A Wild and
Wooly Night' to a group of children recently at the Sebring
Public Library. A fun bedtime book about the adventures of a
little boy named Phillip and his new bedspread. For more
information look online at www.authorsden.com/lorrainegeiger.



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AVON PARK People
with bachelor's degrees can
become qualified to work as
primary and secondary school
teachers in Florida by attend-
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year program at South Florida
Community College's Ed-
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Prospective candidates can
learn more about the EPI pro-
gram at a free public informa-
tion session from 5-6 p.m.,
Thursday, May 3, in Room
203 of the SFCC University
Center, Highlands Campus.
The majority of EPI classes
meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday in the SFCC
University Center. Several
classes are taught partially
online. Each runs about five
weeks.
A new cycle of EPI classes
for the 2007-2008 academic
year begins the first week of
June with the Professional
Foundations course. Students
are not required to take class-
es consecutively and can
enter the program at the inter-
vals when new classes
become available. The pro-
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once they pass the Florida
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To be accepted into the
EPI, students must apply at
the SFCC Registrar's Office
and have official transcripts
verifying their bachelor's
degree sent to SFCC. They
must also obtain a status of
eligibility letter from the
Florida Department of
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Colleen Rafatti, EPI program
coordinator, for an interview
and records review.
Tuition is equivalent to the
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Clowns looking for work


By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun correspondent
LAKE PLACID It was
last year about this time the
2006 Clown Escapades was
being staged in and around
Lake Placid. A function of the
Toby the Clown Foundation,
clowns from all over the
country descended on the
Caladium Capital of the
World for three days of
laughs, fellowship and
instructional workshops.
This year there won't be
any such Escapades, instead,
new Foundation chairman
"Big Al" Pelski said there is
to be a new focus both for the
Foundation and Toby's Clown
Alley.
"In the past we did a lot of
shows and that gradually
tapered off, but now we want
to bring that back," he said.
Pelski is planning a tour of
area clubs, groups, service
organizations and churches to
let them know the local clown
cadre is available for fund
raising shows. Members of
Toby's Clown Alley are avail-
able for anything from the
making of balloon animals to
funny skits. He said the shows
could be short, or go on as
long as two hours, depending
upon the individual need.
Members of the group
already do story-telling ses-
sions at the different branches
of the Highlands County
Library System. Clowns also
make appearances on the
campuses of Florida Hospital
Heartland Division, at the
Lake Placid Health Care
Center and host luncheons at
the Lake Placid'Elks Club for
residents of various area nurs-
ing homes.
Now they're looking to
branch out into additional
programs.

The foundation
There are two facets to the
local clown organization.
First, there is the Toby the


Clown Foundation, which
oversees Toby's Clown
School and is charged with
teaching the fine art of clown-
ing.
Founded in 1993 by
"Toby," also known as Keith
Stokes, it was established pri-
marily to carry on his work of
"clown medicine" at area hos-
pitals. In all, more than 500
clowns of different sizes,
shapes and talents have grad-
uated from the classes.
"Toby has retired and
moved back north, so we have
put together a magnificent
teaching staff of our finest
clowns," Pelski said.
Since they started in
January, there have been
classes for adults and for chil-
dren known as "Junior
Joeys."
Subjects range from the
history of clowns to the types
of clowns and how to develop
your own clown character.
That consists of developing a
name, a unique face and a
wardrobe including every-
thing from a wig to the kind
of shoes they wear.
Also taught are skills such
as balloon sculpture, simple
magic tricks, story telling and
the use of puppets among
other things. The' curriculum
includes both stage perform-
ances as well as closer, one-
on-one clowning for every-
thing from children to work in
hospitals and nursing homes.
That brings ,up Pelski's seri-
ous side of clowning.
"Because of the fact we
deal with kids, there's a back-
ground screening done on all
of our' clown applicants as
part of the program we
want to be careful about that,"
Pelski said.
The idea of 'discovering
your inner clown' is a rela-
tively easy one. Pelski said it
simply involves taking what
somebody is interested and
making it work as a comic
skit or character.


"Maybe they like to sing,
dance, recite poems, tell sto-
ries or whatever, then we help
them fit that in with their
character," he said.
In the years he has been
with the organization, Pelski
said he has seen many people
- even the most introverted
- come alive once they put
on their clown face and flop-
py shoes.
Pelski, who has a patriotic
theme, wears a tall, stovepipe
hat with stars and stripes, a
shirt with bow tie, suspenders
baggy pants and a pair'of cus-
tom-made shoes. He also can
perform as a 'character
clown' when he dons the blue
suede shoes and performs as
Elvis.
"I discovered my inner
Elvis by singing in the show-
er," he said with a laugh.

Clown Alley
The second part of the
equation is Clown Alley. That
was established in 1995 and
since has been chartered with
the Clowns of America. It's
mission is to give clowns a
vehicle to use their skills and
to serve the community. It is
from this pool of clowns that
shows are, staged throughout
Highlands County.
, The Clown Alley is headed
up by Pelski's wife better
known as Giggles.
The groups already receive
support from a number of
local businesses and service
organizations including Wal-
Mart, the Noon Rotary Club,
the Heartland Cultural
Alliance and the Optimist
Club.
"The Optimists send us
checks regularly for the
Junior Joey program and we
can't thank them enough,"
Pelski said.
Those interested in speak-
ing with Pelski or booking
shows can call the clown
house at 465-2920 or 243-
9473.


Art for display


News-Sun photo by BARRY FOSTER
Sebring Mayor George Hensley (left) and city attorney Mike Swaine (seated) get a
good look at a photograph of Highlands Hammock State Park, presented to the city by
local artist and member of the Community Redevelopment Agency Gene Brenner. The
CRA usually purchases an award-winning piece of art each year from the annual
Highlands Art League Art Festival and donates it to the city for display at city hall.
This year's piece was done by local photographer Cindy Rose.



Thomas-Richards talks to Veterans Council


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Veterans
Council of Highlands County
was host to 26 veterans repre-
senting 15 veteran service
organizations throughout the
county on April 17. Among
the guests were Dr. Jose
Thomas-Richards and his
staff.
Thomas-Richards, a
colonel in the U.S. Army
Reserves, addressed the group
on his experiences while on
mobilization duty. The veter-
ans listened as Thomas-
Richards presented a slide-
show depicting the harsh,
hostile mountainous country-
side of Afghanistan.
His powerful presentation
showed the natives of the
country, in their daily routine
of life, coupled with the
tragedies of life in a war-torn
country. He shared his time
as a surgeon in Afghanistan,
repairing damage caused by
rifle fire, hand grenades,
rocket launchers, fire, car


bombings, and land mines.
While in Afghanistan, he
found, many of the natives
who had been aided by the
staff of an army hospital had
wide spread infections of the
wounds. When he asked his
interpreter why there was so
much infection within the
group, he became aware of
the dire medical needs of the
country. He and his staff dis-
patched to the closest Afghan
hospital. He was greeted by
the Chief of Staff, and shown
their meager supplies.
Thomas-Richards and his
staff donated bandages,
antibiotics, and other medica-
tions necessary to run a med-
ical facility and curtail the
effects of post surgical infec-
.tions.
The soldiers and medical
staff of the 498th Forward
Support Surgical Team not
only treated the U.S. casual-
ties of war, but also the
natives. In their humanitarian
efforts, they were, able to


restore the use of a hand of a
small boy; as well as provide
medical supplies to the near-
by civilian hospital.
The Forward Support
Surgical Team consists .of 20
members.
While the slide presenta-
tion was graphic in depicting
the casualties of war, it also
was informative as to the
harsh conditions the medical
team work under in order to
treat the wounded on the front
line within 15 minutes of first
aid triage. The result is fewer
fatalities, more efficient treat-
ment and recovery.
Thomas-Richards, chief
surgeon at Highlands
Regional Medical Center in
Sebring, concluded his pow-
erful presentation by stating
that his single most signifi-
cant event in 'his life was
being a soldier of the U.S.
military. He has made a prom-
ise to himself and to America
that a U.S. flag will always be
flown at his home and office.


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Single Seniors plan
Kegel Bowling party
SEBRING The Single
Senior Connections Club will
have a party at the Kegel
Bowling Center from 3-6
p.m. today.
This party is free for mem-
bers. Admission for non-
members will be $10.
For more information
about this club, or to make a
reservation for this party, call
385-9838.

VFW plans Pearl River
Resort/Casino trip
AVON PARK The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 four-day, three-
night trip to Pearl River
Resort and Casino has been
rescheduled for May 15-17.
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AmVets Post host
appreciation party
SEBRING AmVets Post
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AmVets, Auxiliary, Sons,
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Appreciation Party. It will be
at 2 p.m. until closing today.
All members welcome.

Moose Lodge hosts
beef dinner, exercise
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Moose will have these
events this week in the lodge
for members and qualified
guests:
Today Pavilion open
12 noon. B&B beef dinner at
4 p.m. Karaoke by Keith
Willis 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday Exercise
classes 9 a.m. Lodge open 11
a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sebring Moose host
legion breakfast
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
the following events during
the month of April:
Today Moose Legion
breakfast will be served from
8:30-11 a.m., for $4.50.
Tuesday Blood mobile
will be here from 2:30-5:30
p.m. All donors will receive a
$10 gift certificate from Red
Lobster. Happy hour 3-6 p.m.

Bicyclists plan 26-mile
fun ride today


SEBRING The
Highlands County Bicycle
Club (Highlands Peddlers)
would like to invite, anyone.
interested in having some
bicycling fun and free food to
a 26-mile ride today. The ride
will start at the home of
Mark and Rhoda Ross at 1
p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs,
and chicken with a tasty
selection of side dishes will
be served at 5 p.m.
Call 699-9193 and leave a
message with your name and
phone number if you plan on
attending. Someone will call


back with directions to the
picnic.

VFW plans Karaoke
with Bill and Di
SEBRING The Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 4300 in
Sebring will host the follow-
ing events during the month
of April:
Today Karaoke with
Bill and Di from 5-8 p.m.
Monday Enjoy and
meet at the Post.
Tuesday Sloppy joes
served from 5-7 p.m. Music.
by Dave Cooper from 5-8
p.m.

Caregiver support
group meets Tuesday
LAKE PLACID A new
caregiver support group is
starting in Lake Placid at
Rosewood Assisted Living.
The group will meet from
7:30-8:30 p.m..on the second
and fourth Tuesday evening.
Refreshments will be served.
The support group leader
will be Virginia Winn, who is
a certified Alzheimer's and
Dementia Certified Trainer
and who worked with the
Broward County Alzheimer's
Association for four years as
head of Patient and Family
Services. Winn has led sup-
port groups and has educated
and counseled caregivers for
years.
She presently works for
HomeCare Solutions Group
based in Sebring.
Rosewood is at 517 U.S.
27 North, Lake Placid,
(phone 465-3411). The first
group meeting will be at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday.

Orchid Society meets
Monday
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will hold its monthly meeting
at 7 p.m. Monday. The meet-
ing will be at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center,
4509 George Blvd., Sebring.
The speaker this month
will be Robert Randall,
owner of Carib Orchids in
Homestead. He will be giving
a presentation on
Phalaenopsis and will have
plants for sale.
Guests are always welcome
and participants do not have
to be knowledgeable of .
orchids to attend.
For additional information,
contact Ed Fabik at 465-2830
or by e-mail at orchid
man124@yahoo.com.

County officials guests
at upcoming meeting
SEBRING Property
Owners and Residents
Association of Sun 'N Lake
monthly meeting will be at 7
p.m. Monday at Community
Center, 3500 Edgewater
Drive. Plan to attend the
Round Table meeting.
Guests will include
Commissioner Guy Maxcy,
County Administrator Carl
Cool, County Planning
Director Jim Polatty, County
Engineer Ramon Gavarette,
Sun 'N Lake Board President
John Negley and District
General Manager Al
Grieshaber Jr.

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meet Tuesday
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Select Masters will meet
Tuesday at Highlands Shrine
Club, 2604 State Road 17.
The festivities of the evening
will start at 6 p'm., with a
covered dish dinner hosted
by the York Rite Ladies.
The main activity of the
evening will be to establish
by-laws and a meeting
daytime for a Commandery
of Knights Templar. All York
Rite Masons who have not
signed the New Commandery
Petition,'but who desire to
become a charter member,
are urged to attend.
For further information,
contact Steve Steele at 465-
2720 or 465-0301, Mike
Padron at 383-1942 or Jim
Keaveny at 471-9549.

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safety program
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hall, located at 319 Poinsettia
Avenue, near downtown
Sebring. Call Arlyn Fisher at
314-0401.
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-
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NC went home to be with the Lord on
April II, 2007 at Grace Hospital following a
courageous ballle with cancer. She was bom
June 19. 1963 in Avon Park, FL, and was
daughter of J. Lawrence Huber of Sebring.
FL. She was a member of Burkemont Baptist
Church and taught English as a second
language al Mountain View Elementary
School. Marsha was affectionately known as
"Mama States" in the community and by her
children's friends. In addition to her father,
she is survived by her husband. Jim States of
tilhe home: a son. J.T. States of the home;
daughters, Kimy and Kristin States, both of
the home: a brother. J. Lawrence Huber, Jr. of
Omaha. NE: sisters Anita Jean Huber of
Ft. Collins. CO and Allyson O'Dea of Parker,
CO: an uncle and aunt. John and Elsa Huber
of PA; in-laws. Jim and Dolly States of
THuniillon, OH: a brother-in-law, Tim States of
Anderson, IN: sisters-in-law Carla Merrill of
Morgantown and Cheryl Pickett of Hamilton,
OH; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express their deep
appreciation to their friends at Burkemont
BaptistChurch and Morgantown Church of
God. Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Reddy and their
staffs: the wonderful assistance of Burke
County Hospice. especially Carolyn
Plemmons: and her extended family in the
Burke County Schools where she served.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
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NC 28680 to help witli ithe funeral .. .
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8A Sunday, April 22, 2007


Highlands County Commission Agenda
April 24, 2007


1. Meeting called to order
2. Invocation and Pledge
Allegiance
3. Announcements
Today, 3 p.m., Grow
Management Committee, 3
W. I terlake Blvd., La]
Placid
Wednesday, 8 a.m., Loc
Mitigation Strategy Workir
Group, 600 S. Commer
Ave. Sebring, Room 251
Wednesday, 11:30 a.n
Heartland Rural Heal
Network, 9501 County Roz
17A West, Avon Park
Wednesday, 2 p.m
'Insurance Committee, 600
Commerce Ave. Boardroom
Wednesday, 4 p.m
Natural Resources Adviso
Commission (NRAC), 501
Commerce Ave., Sebrin
Engineering Training Room
Thursday, 9:30 a.m
Community Health Improv
ment Planning Committe
7205 S. George Blvc
Sebring, Large Conferen
Room
Thursday, 2:30 p.m
Recreation and Parl
Advisory Committee, 501
Commerce Ave., Sebrin
Engineering Training Room
Monday, 8:30 a.m
H.C.L.A. Tourist Tax Projec
Committee, 4344 Georg
Blvd., Sebring
4. Consent agenda
A. Request approval to p;
all duly -authorized bills ai
employee benefits April 24
B. Request approval
board meeting minutes for tl
April 10 and 17 meeting
C. Request approval ft
Equal Employme
Opportunity plan for 200'
2009
D. Request approval
record the warranty deed ai
partial release of mortgage fi
Lake Placid Professional Pa
commercial development
E. Request approval of a
percent pay raise for Anim
Control Officer upon comply
tion of their FACA certific
tion
- F. Request approval of
- Plat recordation for the BluI
of Lake Huntley
G. Request approval of
Notice of Nuisance on ca;
CE06110043, 172 E.A. Smi
St. Lake Placid
H. Request approval
License and waiver of liabil
ty for a The Preserve of Su
'N Lakes
I. Request approval of tl


r appointment of Jack Richie to
of a four-year term to the
Tourism Development
Council Board
th J. Request approval to
11 renew the lease agreement
ke with Norbert Waltz for the
office space located at 1121
;al US 27 South, Sebring, cur-
ng rently the Tourism
ce Development Department
K. Request approval of a
n., budget amendments 06-07-
th 156 for the Tourism
ad Development Department
L. Request approval of
i., Development Services
S. Application Revision
M. Request approval of
n., Resolution and Budget
ry amendment 06-07-155
S. N. Request approval of
g, Resolution and Budget
amendments 06-07-161; 163
n., Request approval of
e- Budget amendments 06-07-
e, 150; 152
1., 5. Public hearings
ce A. Public Hearing to
request a Lien for Case CE
n., 06080136, 465 Grand Prit
ks Drive, Venus
S. B. Public Hearing to con-
g, sider a resolution to vacate a
plat being a ,portion' of
a., Highlands Towers addition., as
:ts recorded in plat book 12, page
ge 51 of the Public Records of
Highlands County
C. Consideration of a
ay motion to deny adoption of a;
nd resolution. to Vacate an
Easement being a portion of
of Lots 28 & 29, Skyview
he Subdivision, Section 1, as per
plat recorded in Plat Book 9,
or Page 20, of the Public
nt Records of Highlands County,
7- Florida, more particularly
described as follows: from the
to Northeast corner of Section
id 16, Township 35 South,
or Range 29 East, run North
rk 89o44'30" West along the
North boundary of said
5 Section 16-35-29 for a. dis-
al tance of 662.32 feet to a point
e- on the Westerly right-of-way
a- line of US 27, (State Road
Number 25) and a point on
a the East boundary of Skyview
fs Subdivision; run thence South
05o00'30" East along said
a West right-of-way line and
se East boundary line of
th Skyview Subdivision for a
distance of 2095.03 feet for
of the Point of Beginning; from
li- said Point of Beginning run
in thence South 84o59'30" West
for a distance for 35.00 feet;
he run thence North 05o00'30"
for a distance of 195.00 feet;


run thence North 84o59'30"
East for a distance of 35.00
feet to the Northwest corner
of said Lot 28 being the
Westerly right-of-way of US
27, (State Road Number 25);
run thence South 05o00'30"
East along the Westerly right-
of-way line of US 27 (State
Road Number 25) for a dis-
tance of 195.00 feet to the
Point of Beginning
6. Presentation: Corine
Burgess, Natural Resources
Specialist: Highlands County
Board of County
Commissioners Protecting the
environment.
7. Action: Commissioner
Maxcy: Request approval of a
Proclamation for "National
County Government Week."

10 a.m. Break, Please join
us in the Celebration of
"National County
Government Week"

8 Public hearings
A. Public Hearing to con-
sider an ordinance providing
additional penalties for viola-
tions of section 4.5-21 and
section 4.5-22 of the Code of
Ordinances, Highland
County, Florida prohibiting
Dogs roaming at large and
providing for conflict; and
providing for an effective
date
B. Public Hearing to
request approval of a resolu-
tion of the Highlands County
Board of County
Commissioners authorizing
the exchange of property with
Jimmy and Della M. Puente;
Execution of the Deeds asso-
ciated with the exchange of
property; and The agreement
between Jimmy and Della M.
Puente 'and the Board of
County Commissioners of
Highlands County
9. Action
A. Development Services
Director: Request approval to
initiate Scoping Meetings for
the Evaluation and Appraisal
Report
B. County Administrator:
1. Request approval of
Resolution and Budget
amendment 06-07-162
decreasing fund 151 reserve
for contingency
2. Request approval of
Budget amendment 06-07-
157 decreasing fund 005
reserve for contingency
" 3. Request approval for
placement of stabilizing
material at Veteran's Beach
Park
10. Commissioners
11. Adjourn


C col eu


Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the Highlands
County School District for the
upcoming week of April 23-
27 include:
High schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday through Friday:
French toast sticks, sausage
patty, chicken biscuit, grits,
scrambled eggs with ham,
pizza bagel, sausage biscuit
grits, cinnamon toast, assort-
ed cereals, assorted fruit
juice, milk variety.

Lunches
Monday through Friday:
Burger value meal, pizza
value meal, lasagna rollup
value meal, chicken tenders
value meal, chef salad value
meal, southwestern chicken
salad value meal, turkey and
cheese sub value meal, chick-
en sandwich value meal,
baked macaroni and cheese
value meal, ham and cheese
sub value meal, lasagna rollup
with meat value meal, chick-
en nuggets value meal, hoagie
sub value meal, baked
spaghetti 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 through Friday:.
French toast sticks, sausage
patty, Trix cereal bar, chicken
biscuit, grits, blueberry pop-
tart, scrambled eggs with
ham, Cinnamon Toast Crisp.
pizza bagel, cinnamon pop-
tart, sausage biscuit, gris.
Cocoa Puffs cereal bar,
orange juice, cinnamon toast,
apple juice, fat free chocolate
milk, assorted cereals, milk:
variety.


vitamin C beverage, assorted
fresh fruits or baby carrots,
milk variety.

Elementary schools
1 Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday through Friday:
French toast sticks, sausage
patty, Reese's Puffs, chicken
biscuit. grits, Cocoa Puffs
cereal bar, scrambled eggs
with ham, Cinnamon Toast
Crisp, pizza bagel, strawberry
poptart, string cheese,
.sausage biscuits, grits, Cookie
Crisp cereal, fat free choco-
late milk, apple juice, orange


.Lunches juice, cinnamon toast, assort-
Monday through Friday: ed cereals, milk variety.
Baked chicken with mashed.
potatoes and roll, lasagna Lunches
rollup with garlic breadstick, Monday through Friday:
nachos with ground beef with Hot dog on a bun with potato
taco topper, cocoa clodhop- puffs, ham chef salad, maca-
pers, macaroni and cheese roni and cheese with ham,
with dinner roll, broccoli, broccoli. chocolate chip cook-
mini rainbow ice. cream, ie, turkey chef salad, sloppy
Mama Sophia's pizza, tossed joe on a roll with potato puffs,
salad, burger value meal, turkey and cheese hoagie with
chicken sandwich value meal, .. Goldfish pretzels, mini sand-
chef salad value meal, somuh- which ic.e cream, Mama
western chicken salad value Sophia's pizza, tossed salad,
meal, ham and cheese sub Uncrustable. with Goldfish,
value meal, chicken tendcr ifresh fruits, baby carrots,-milk
value meal, turkey and cheese variety.
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Continued from 1A
case basis, Highlands will
receive more funding to han-
dle the student influx.
Due to increased students
and a statewide teacher short-
age, the district is now com-
peting for teachers on a
national scale.
Sean Rego, the teacher
recruiter for the district, was
in Michigan this week to
attend recruiting fairs.
He visits states with an
abundance of teachers, trying
to fill local vacancies.
Five years ago, the district
hired 63 new teachers. This
year, it-hired 149.
"Many times, when we
recruit this large a number of
teachers, not all the teachers
that are hired are educator
trained," Waldron said.
"About 20 percent of the
teachers we hire are what we
term non-educator trained."
The district offers the
Alternative Certification
Program to teachers without
degrees in education as an
incentive for them to relocate,
allowing them to teach while
completing the program.
Waldron said that due to a
strong structured mentoring
program, these teachers have
a very high retention rate.
School officials said they
are ready to deal with next
year's class size amendment


restrictions, hiring teachers to
fill vacancies but also work-
ing toward the final numbers
to be met by the 2011-12
school year.
By then, there is a maxi-
mum number of students
allowed in core-curriculum
courses in each of three grade
groupings 18 students in
pre-kindergarten through
third grade, 22 in fourth


through eighth grades and 25
in grades 9-12.
Currently, the calculations
are based on a school-by-
school and not class-by-class
basis, adding flexibility to the
concrete language.
"Due to those situations
and scenarios, the districts
need for increased teacher
supply is ever-present,"
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The appeal of alpacas


TUOFFIN T
WITH TUFFLEY


There is something especially
relaxing about riding a motor scoot-
er through the quiet countryside.
Last Friday morning, with the
night chill burning off and the sky
already deeply blue at 9 a.m., the
ride was particularly pleasant. Even
better, it was only the beginning to
.a wonderful day.
I was driving down Longwood
Road in Sebring, looking for
Richard Fankhauser's alpaca farm.
He had invited me to spend the
morning so I could learn about his
business.
I saw the alpacas before I saw his
sign, and had to stop for just a
minute to stare.
Fankhauser has 10 acres most-
ly open field, with part of it separat-
ed from the street by a, neat, white
picket fence.
Running parallel, and on out into
the distance, I could see utility
.fencing marking off large pens.
But despite the calming view,
what captured my attention were the
alpacas? gathered in the shade of a
live oak tree.


News-Sun photos by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Richard Fankhauser sheers an alpaca named Honey Love (left, pre-hair cut).
Rosemary Waldron, a trained veterinary assistant who works as Fankhauser's
barn manager helps collect the shorn fleece. Each alpaca produces about four to
five pounds of fleece. Only that collected from along the sides and back is used to
make yarn. The fleece from the neck and the legs has a tougher consistency. Tuffley
got to help shear this animal. The difficult part was pressing down hard enough to
get a good cut.


It was hard to see how many they
were because they mostly moved in
unison, but I guessed about two
dozen.
A distinctive, well-proportioned
animal, alpacas are pretty to look
at.
Compact bodies are carried on
long legs, while their heads bob
above long and slender necks. Their
tails are fairly short and hang down,
conforming to their rounded
hindquarters. Their signature ears
are upright, but the tips curve
slightly inward, for an almost orien-
tal look.
Thick with fleece at this time of
year, they are shaggy and seem
thick.


But it was their playfulness that
held my interest. Some seemed to
dance, and weaved in and out or
engaged in mock charges, while
others rolled joyously in the sandy
soil. A baby with' spindly, still-awk-
ward legs, pranced about at the
edge, looking like a woolly colt.
As I arrived in the yard,
Fankhauser waved me into the pen
while warning me to carefully latch
the gate. I saw a bungee cord dan-
gling and Fankhauser told me to
fasten that, too.
The alpacas are very smart, he
said laughing, especially the males
when in the pursuit of female com-
pany. Gates have to be handled with
extra care as they are allexcellent


Christopher Tuffley

escape artists.
No sooner had I entered the pen
then the herd 20 females and
three male babies, the youngest not
yet 24 hours old began to sidle
up to me, although I noticed they
kept a careful distance and they
moved as a unit.
Most had faces even with mine.
Several were slighter smaller, one
or two slightly taller, but none were
overwhelming, as a horse or a cow
often are.
With mouths curved into perma-
nent smiles, huge, dark and sparkly
eyes and a habit of tipping their
heads to one side while staring
intently, the alpacas looked as intel-
ligent as they.actually are. Even
when surrounded, I never felt
threatened. In fact, it was the other
way around. While inquisitive, the
alpacas were cautious and good
humored, to boot.
The herd let its bravest member
take the risk of approaching me
while the rest hung back, packed
tighter and tighter.
The brave individual, overcome
with a need to know, brushed up
against me and proceeded to sniff
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By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK La Donna
Singley, owner of Little
Darlings Inc., recently opened a
day care for 36 children in a ren-
ovated duplex.
She moved from Lakeland to
Avon Park at age 15 and is mar-
ried with six kids and three
grandchildren.
"I always wanted to open a
daycare because I know first-
hand how hard it is to find a
good one. I'm dependable and
know all parents welcome quali-
ty child care at a reasonable
rate," Singley said.
After the $50 registration fee,
the weekly cost for 1- and 2-
year-olds is $90, 3-year-olds are
$80 and 4-year-olds are $75.
Singley employs two part-time
and three full-time workers.
"I love my job and I love
kids," said director Kyna Page,
who has nine years' experience
and has earned her Child
Development Associate (CDA).
Singley feels her thorough
background checks, fingerprint-
ing and references, assures par-
ents their kids are in a safe envi-
ronment. She wants parents to
feel involved and encourages
them to drop in at any time.
"Whenever there's a -party,
parents like to come and take
photos. We celebrate Christmas
around the world, so that differ-
ent cultures can demonstrate
their rituals," Singley said.
See DARLINGS, page 12A







12A Sunday, April 22, 2007


The News-Sun www.newssun.com


ALPACAS
Continued from 11A
me up and down, exactly like
a very tall dog would do.
That emboldened another
alpaca to approach in a simi-
lar manner, but when I
reached out to pet her -
they are irresistible I
found I had over stepped
polite alpaca manners. They
all retreated with haughty
tosses of their heads.
Their behavior around
Fankhauser and his barn
manager Rosemary Waldron,
was quite different. They not
only approached them, but
followed behind.
Waldron,
for her part,
had resisted
accepting a
job with
Fankhauser
when he had
first offered. .
Formally
with the
Humane
Society,
Waldron is a "
trained vet-
erinary assis- "
tant, able to
administer
medications
as well as
provide pri- Photo by
mary care.
Her only Fankhauser ha
experience machines in th
with this kind outside the lar
with d cial mills, that
of exotic ani- raw fleece into
mal, howev- He said alpaca
er, had been weight, hypo-a
with llamas, lustrous, maki
She definite- choice than sh
ly did not
like them,
she said, explaining that lla-
mas are larger, ill-tempered
and big-time spitters.
She told Fankhauser no
thanks, no alpacas.
But Fankhauser wasn't
about to give up. He finally
wore her down and got her to
visit. Before the visit ended,
she fell so in love that she
now not only spends time
everyday with Fankhauser's
- alpacas, she added to the
= herd by buying one of her
own.
Alpacas are expensive. A
female can cost from $15,000
and up. One Lexington, Ky.
consortium recently paid $1
million for a single animal.
The prices are high because
Bolivia and Peru no longer
allow the export of animals,
drastically curtailing the
stock. Fankhauser has all his
animals registered -- includ-
ing their DNA and
implanted with a microchip;
as well.
Fankhauser said alpacas
are sturdy, resilient animals


y

as
he
g(
)tc


inj
he(


and are actually low mainte-
nance, but cleanliness is a
must. His barn is hosed down
twice daily and scrubbed
with a disinfectant every
morning.
The Florida heat is ideal
for parasites, he said, to
which alpacas are vulnerable,
so the animals have to be
regularly inoculated.
But still, they aren't much
work.
We spent about two hours
getting them all fed. They eat
a corn-mix, pellet-type feed
and orchard hay or timothy.
They also enjoy grazing
grass.
After they ate, we shooed
them in to their pens, where
they could
amuse them-
selves or take
a nap while
S. the barn was
S:being cleaned.
Waldron
.- ,-said she's typ-
ically done in
about four
.4 hours.
' ( Of course,
there are
A. times like
I when an
alpaca is giv-
ing birth or
when the
shearing is
CHRISTOPHER done when
TUFFLEY more time is
s the only needed.
e country,
ge commer- When I
can convert asked how the
finished yarn. farm earned a
fleece is light living,
lergenic and Fankhauser
g it a better didn't pull any
punches. "It's
a tax-write
off," he said.
That's because at this
point, the only way to make
money with alpacas is to sell
breeding stock or to sell the
fleece when it is shorn every
spring.
Fankhauser, an engineer by
training, was a teacher for
the major portion of his life.
Originally from Ohio, he
taught in Orlando and
Broward Co-lni,. before
retiring to this area in the
spring of :i 1l1
Looking for a pastime,
he'd considered raising cat-
tle, but that was too expen-
sive and raising blueberries
was too much work. A-friend
had alpacas. After doing his
research and visiting her '
farm, Fankhauser was
hooked. In late 2002 he
invested $28,000 in two
pregnant females and now
he's at the point he needs to
thin out his herd.
If I hadn't been on the
motor scooter that day, I'd
probably have taken at least
two of them home.


News-Sun photo by SUE ANN CARPENTER
Little Darlings owner La Donna Singley interacts with children (L-R) Grace Fowler, Francisco
Ortiz, Chafford Toole, and Roger Todd in the housekeeping corner for dramatic play


DARLINGS
Continued from 11A
Kids bring their own lunch and no heat-ups
are available at the facility, but breakfast and
morning and afternoon snacks are provided.
The day care is totally fenced in with three dif-
ferent play areas for the kids of various ages to
interact. In addition to playing games indoors,
they paint, use Play-Doh and make music. A
favorite with the older children is bowling.
"The children enjoy indoor and outdoor
physical activities, art and story time. All of
our toys are age appropriate. Some of the
games they especially like are our big bowling
ball set, tossing bean bags and hula hoops. Our


dramatic play area inside has a child-sized
kitchen. Other areas are for dressing up, or
taking care of baby dolls with bottles and
strollers," Singley said.
At Little Darlings, the focus is on a fun, lov-
ing and safe environment.
"I oversee things and help wherever needed
at our facility. I've babysat and worked at
church nurseries. I volunteer at Avon Park
Elementary where my children attend. I know
how important it is to enrich children's lives,"
Singley said.
Little Darlings Inc. is located at 100 North
Anoka Ave. in Avon Park. Phone/fax at 201-
9100 or e-mail page@vistanet.net for more
information. Hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday.


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Sebring, have partnered with
Country Living magazine to
create the Design for Pink
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pink ribbon welcome mat
design for the Fall 2007
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Twenty-five percent of
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Following the contest dead-
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The winning designer will
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Tutoring Today

center now open

in Frostproof
Special to the News-Sun
FROSTPROOF -
Tutoring Today for
Excellence is now open at
225 N. Scenic Highway, in
Frostproof. Tutoring Today
provides students for Pre-K
through 12th grade, and
home-schooled students. An
adult literacy education pro-
gram is also available.
All tutoring staff members
are certified teachers or are
currently working on their
certification. After-school
tutoring is offered Monday
through Thursday. Summer
programs will also be avail-
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Tutoring Today For
Excellence has another office
located at 310 East Memorial
Blvd. in Lakeland. More
information is available at
www. tutoringforexcellence
.com
Tutoring Today for
Excellence office, hours are
Monday through Thursday 9
a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.
Friday hours are 9 a.m. to
noon.
Contact Tina Miller at
(863) 635-9434 with ques-
tions.

Real estate broker
course to be offered
SEBRING Otterman
School of Real Estate has
announced the offering of a real
estate broker pre-license course
in Sebring next month.
The course will be held over
three weeks and successful
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Hardee family wins a new Case IH tractor


Special to the News-Sun
RACINE, Wis. There
are advantages to being
named a national finalist in
the American Farm Bureau
Federation's Outstand-ing
Young Farmer and Rancher
Achievement Awards.
"Case IH recently present-
ed us with a new tractor," said
Andrea Johnson of Bowling
Green.
Andrea and her husband,
Steve, and son, B.J., manage a
citrus and cattle operation
scattered across 4,900 acres in
Hardee, Manatee and Polk
counties.
Although the original prize
was a Case IH DX34 Farmall
tractor, "We upgraded to a
JX80 Series," Andrea Johnsqn
said. "We plan to put a boom
on the tractor and use it as a
herbicide tractor for the citrus
groves, so we wanted. some-
thing with a cab and more
horsepower."
The Johnson family's local
Case IH dealer, Glade &
Grove in Avon Park, delivered
the JX80 and will provide
service and support for the
tractor. In addition, CNH
Capital, the financial services
organization dedicated to sup-
porting Case IH, presented
the Johnsons with a $250 gift
card redeemable for parts or
service.
The Johnsons' agricultural
enterprise includes 360 acres
of citrus and a commercial
cow/calf operation with 620
head of brood cattle.


"We also own and manage
a citrus harvesting/caretaking
business that provides fruit
brokering, marketing, har-
vesting and custom caretak-
ing," Andrea Johnson said.
"Andrea and Steve are very
active in their church and
their community," says Randy
Wood, Case IH senior market-
ing director for tractors and
precision farming.
"I hope people recognize


that Farm Bureau is more than
just an insurance company.
They serve farmers in so
many other important ways,"
Andrea Johnson said. "And
the fact that Case IH'is will-
ing to sponsor Farm Bureau's
Outstanding Young Farmer
and Rancher Achievement
Awards and give a new
tractor to all four runners up
in the annual competition -
is outstanding."


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Tech tragedy felt close to home


As a native Virginian, the
tragic events that occurred
Monday on the campus of
Virginia Tech were felt per-
sonally and deeply by my
family and me. I expect that
the entire nation, regardless
of their college or school
affiliation, was shocked and
saddened by the events that
unfolded and empathized
with those involved.
Having grown up in
Richmond, Va., I was always
more of a University of
Virginia fan.,VPI (as Virginia
Tech was called in those
days) arid UVA have had a
long standing rivalry, and
that late-November football
game was always anxiously
anticipated.
Later, having attended the
University of Richmond, I
still did not particularly like
Tech, nor their rabid Tech
fans, who visited Richmond
every other year for the
Times-Dispatch Invitational
Basketball Tournament.
I remember being pelted


with ice and hot
dog remains when
my young son and I
wore the Red-and-
Blue and sat in the
midst of Burgundy-
and-Orange, espe-
cially after I had
him join me as I
chanted "What the
heck, anyone but
Tech." Of course, we
deserved what we
got, and we loved
every minute of it.


SA,

Chip's
Shot
MosbyL. 'Chip'
Wigginton Jr.


You may understand then,
that I was a little taken aback
when my oldest daughter told
me she wanted to attend
Virginia Tech. and no other
school, to pursue her archi-
tecture degree.
"Natalie, University of
Virginia has a great architec-
tural school," I said. She
insisted that Virginia Tech's
was better and that she knew
it was the right program for
her (her favorite teacher had
a master's degree in architec-
ture from VT, so.I chalked it


up to her falling
victim to Hokie
propaganda).
I offered up sev-
eral other choices,
and she refused to
entertain any of
them. To her, this
was just further
proof that I was
more ignorant than I
chose to admit (I
think in this regard I
fell into the 99.9 per-
centile for all parents


of teenagers).
So, having been an anti-
Hokie for 41 years of my
life, I made my very first trip
to the campus of Virginia
Tech. What I found there was
amazing to me, and made me
feel foolish and embarrassed
by my earlier feelings about
the school.
I could feel it as I drove
onto the campus and saw the
buildings built almost exclu-
sively of Hokie-stone, a
multi-colored limestone
mined from local quarries. I


could feel it as I looked into
the faces of the students that
attended there. I could feel it
as I spoke with the professors
and basked in their passion
for teaching in their field and
they shared their love for the
school. I could feel it! I real-
ly do not know how to better
describe it.
Virginia Tech has outstand-
ing academic credentials. The
school gets some of the best
and brightest students in the
world. It has one of the most
difficult and demanding
architecture programs in the
country, and that was perfect
for imy d.ugii ir. She had to.
work very long and hard
hours to excel in the pro-
gram.
In fact, she and her fellow
architectural students were"
considered "nocturnal" arid
sometimes referred to as "the
night crew" because they
spent just about every night
at Cowgill Hall.
My daughter spent her
See TECH, page 15A


A parent's worst nightmare


From the time we Law
learn we are preg-
nant, we try to pro- Lo
tect our children. Laura
When I was told I
had to limit strenuous physi-
cal activity while I was preg-
nant with John, Don would-
n't let me vacuum, carry gro-
cery bags or take out the
trash. He got very angry with
me one night when I went
ahead and took out some
trash, telling me I shouldn't
risk the baby.
Once the boys were born,
we took more steps to protect
them. We put covers on out-
lets and child locks on cabi-
nets. Things that might be
dangerous were placed out of
reach (or so we thought it
is incredible what a deter-
mined child can reach).
When we traveled, they
were in car seats. And when
we were walking, we put a
harness on them so they
couldn't wander away.
Losing sight of them in a
crowd could cause my heart
to pound in worry..
When he was young, we
discovered James was aller-
gic to uncooked milk prod-
uct. I read food labels con-
stantly, on alert for ingredi-
ents such as whey. I carried
epinephrine in my purse, in
case my vigilance faltered.
When he outgrew the allergy,
we all breathed a sigh of
relief.
And so it went as they
grew up. We made sure they
wore seat belts. We set rules
that we hoped would keep
them out of danger. We tried
to keep them safe even as we
tried not to hover over them
not easy, as any parent will


ira's
)ok


tell you.
John going off to
college was a time to


aWare add to my worry file.
After all, he was
miles away and I couldn't
easily protect him here in
Florida while he was running
around in Tennessee. At that
point Don and I had to rely
on how we raised him to
keep him safe.
Perhaps this is why as I
watch the coverage of the
tragic shootings at Virginia
Tech my thoughts go to the
parents of those students.
I can only imagine the ter-
ror those parents experienced
as they turned on their radios
and televisions and realized
some madman was killing
people on campus. I can see
them rushing to their phones
and calling their child's cell
phone, firing up the comput-
er and sending frantic e-
mails.
And for those parents who
only found silence ... just
thinking about that shakes
me up. Knowing your child
is in danger and not being
able to determine if he is safe
... it is a parent's worst
nightmare.
The hard truth is that as
hard as we try, we cannot
protect our kids from every-
thing. Terrible things happen
to kids every day. And par-
ents who do their best can
only look at the world
through haunted eyes and ask
"Why?" The answers they
get to that question will
never be good enough to '
explain why they lost their
baby.

See LOOK, page 15A


have heard of the fights and
other trouble at the mall and
have witnessed the problems
personally at the skate park.
There are no babysitters at
either one of these places.
My kids skate, but I no
.longer drop them off there. I
stay and try to be more
involved in what they are
doing.
Now we were informed that
the school board has adopted
a "no tolerance policy" for
gang activity, but the school
board is not and can not be
totally responsible for the
well being and rearing of our
children.
There seems to be as many
bad things for the kids to do
as there are good things, and
it is up to us as parents and
grandparents to help then
'make the right choices. If we
don't, someone else will
"encourage" them to make a
choice, and we as parents and
grandparents will be forced to
deal with the aftermath of
those choices.
I hope this will get us
thinking of new ideas to help
each other and our children.
David Jones
Sebring


Letters


Our children need

guidance
Editor:
I, like many people in our
community, sometimes look
the other way when things
don't seem to affect us per-
sonally, but in the wake of the
student murders at Virginia
Tech, I can't keep quiet any
longer.
I had the privilege of
attending a "Gang
Awareness" program at one of
our local schools. I was
shocked at some of the things
I saw on our children's "My
Space" pages. A local middle
school girl in various forms of
undress with vulgar captions
under the pictures. A local
boy making gang signs with
one hand and holding a pistol
in the other. That is only two
of the many we saw.
Parents, remember these
sites are not secure and sexual
predators get their info from
these sites.
We also have a local Citgo
on U.S. 27 in Sebring selling
"crack" pipes and calling
them tobacco pipes. I have
seen them for myself and a
friend of mine got into a ver-
bal confrontation with the
clerk about them. If you were
to get caught with this pipe on
your person, you would be
arrested. So why is it legal to
sell them? I say not in my
community.
We offer many organized
activities for our youth here,
sports, band, theater and
church just to name a few. But
dropping your kids off at the
mall or skate park for the day
or evening is not organized. I


dents as a
nity. All I
You!"


gift to the commu-
can say is, "Thank

Terri Koopman
Lake Placid


Gardeners can

help 3 students
Editor:
The Highlands County
Master Gardeners would like
to thank everyone who came
to our March 16 and 17
Scholarship Fund Plant Sale.
The sale was a huge success
and we are proud to announce
that we will be able to award
three $1,500 scholarships this
year.
i ne. Master Gardeners
would like to thank the fol-
lowing businesses for their
support and donations. A&B
Tropicals, Advanced
Aquatech, Angel Faces
Photography, Bates Sons &
Daughters Caladiums, Carter
Mortgage, Ronnie Carter's
Century 21 Real Estate, Frank
Wrzalinski, H&H Nursery,
Happiness Farms Caladiums,
Hidden Acres Nursery,
Homeland Irrigation, Ibanez
Lawn & Garden, Joan Pickett,
Juarez Nursery. Lord's Farm
& Nursery, Lush Foliage, Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Crivello,
Ordehi Nursery, Palmer
Orchids, Pine Lily Nursery,
Rustic House, Somers
Irrigation, Sun Bulb Co., and
Windmill Farms. Thank you
also goes to Cohan Radio
Group for radio coverage,
News-Sun, Highlands Today,
and Lake Placid Journal for
newspaper advertising.
Bill Peacock, Betty
Kincheloe and the Highlands
County Master Gardeners


Chorale is one of

county's treasures
Editor:
I know that Highlands
County is the home of all
sorts of treasures. One of the
finest treasures is the
Highlands Ridge Chorale.
Last weekend they present-
ed their concert, "How Can
We Keep From Singing?"
Linden Mcllvaine, the direc-
tor, led this very talented
group through a repertoire
that include music sacred and
secular, meditative and cele-
bratory, nostalgic and con-
temporary. Ably accompanied
by Judy Vekasy, as well as a
brass choir, percussionist, and
flautist, the music soared.
All the chorale members
are volunteers who practice,
practice, practice to perform
an outstanding concert. Their
hard work as well as their
enthusiasm shone through.
If you were able to enjoy
the concert, I am sure that it
will become an annual not to
be missed event. If you
missed the concert, watch for
announcements of future con-
certs. It is a real treat, present-
ed by Highlands County resi-


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TECH
Continued from 14A
freshman year in Ambler-
Johnston Hall, and roomed
with a fellow architecture
student, with whom she is
still very close friends. Her
sophomore year, she and four
of her friends (four architec-
ture students and one "nor-
mal" person) lived in a condo
that we had purchased less
than a mile off campus. Her
junior year, she was joined
by her younger sister (anoth-
er "normal" occupant), as
one of the roommates moved
out.
These three remaining
roommates became like
daughters to me, and I sud-
denly found my house full of
Hokies every Thanksgiving
break as we watched the big
game between UVA and VT.
By this time, my allegiance
had swung heavily over to
the Tech side of things.
Those that attend Virginia
Tech develop an intense,
deep-felt and fierce loyalty
for their school and its sto-
ried traditions. Every student,
and every member of the stu-
dent's family; every faculty
member, alumni and


Blacksburg resident becomes
a "family."
The sprawling campus,
with its nearby New River
and beautiful backdrop of the
Blue Ridge Mountains,
becomes a second home to
everyone that attends school
or works there.
It is a special place, and
until this past Monday, the
safest place I could imagine
for my children outside of
their own home.
My middle daughter ended
up marrying one of Natalie's
classmates. Their roommates
married VaTech grads. Now
some of the roommate's
younger siblings attend the
university. Julia and I tried
desperately to get our
youngest daughter to attend
VaTech, we love and respect
the school so much. It buries
itself in your heart and never
leaves.
Monday was a tragedy of
monumental proportions. I
can only imagine the pain
and heartache that the fami-
lies of the deceased must be
enduring, and the horrifying
memories that have been
etched deeply into the minds
and souls of those that wit-
nessed and survived the
shootings.


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Those of us that watched
the events unfold from a dis-
tance are shaken by what we
have seen, and heartbroken
by what occurred. 1 doubt
any of us have been able to
get through the past several
days without shedding at
least a few tears.
Virginia Tech the school
and "the family" will get
through this, though. I was
deeply inspired by the
resilience and determination
' of the student body, faculty
and friends as they stood and
cheered following Nikki
Giovanni's address during the
convocation, and as they
gathered in the tens of thou-
sands for the candlelight
vigil.
My chest was burning with
pride as student after student
proclaimed publicly, for all
to hear, that they will, of
course, remain at Virginia '
Tech, as though the thought
of doing otherwise would be
beyond comprehension.
I will not mention the
name of the bitter madman
that perpetrated this awful


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As I watched the sad story
unfold, I did something that
as a mother I had to do. I
called John's cell phone, told.
him I knew he was OK, but I
needed to hear his voice.
Would he please call me? He
did and even though I had no
doubt he was safe and well
talking to him was a relief.
He even showed considerable
restraint in not telling me
that just wanting to hear


crime, because he does not
deserve another line of print,
another drop of ink or anoth-
er second of airtime. I
believe he is being judged for
his sins at this very moment,
in a court that is not ham-
strung by illogical laws that
protect the unlawful and the
inherently violent, but deter-
mines a person's life's works
and deeds, and the purity of
his/her heart, and rewards or
punishes as dictated by those
works and acts. That knowl-
edge gives me peace.
Please join me today in
saying a prayer for the vic-
tims of Monday's shootings,
their families and classmates,
and for the university itself,
for it was worthy of their
attendance. I guarantee you
that every one of them was
proud to be a Hokie. I sure
am proud to be a Hokie Dad.

Mosby L. 'Chip' Wigginton is pub-
lisher of the News-Sun and can be
reached at 385-6155 Ext. 515 or
e-mailed at chip.wigginton@
newssun.com


from him was 'irrational.
As a parent with children,
I pray for the families of the'
victims of the Virginia Tech
shooter, that their pain will
someday be lessened.
As a parent with children,
I pray that I never suffer
their pain.
Does that make me a terri-
ble person?

Laura Ware is a Sebring resi-
dent. She can be contacted by
e-mail at bookwormlady@
earthlink.net.


Honor wi

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minutes?
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break from the world ,' 'a .
as we know it these
days? "
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and very pleasant in summer, court:
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when if I left my bicycle in the We
park overnight, it was still neighb
there in the morning and got It's
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because someone would steal if I br
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parts of my Christmas present And
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horse and we drowned bicycle Hon
rustlers. Hon
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standing in the front doorway,, kind o
pointing toward my ride lying curiosi
there on its side, wet and need- into it,
ing a good drying with a towel integri
my mom handed me. There on and
the porch I dried it down. It's
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mild Minnesota morning I '70s.
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how to think for
myself, for the first
time. It wasn't easy at
first, and it didn't get
much easier as time
went on.
But hey, those days
when we could take a
stroll at midnight and
have no fear, I miss.
And so do you.
Will we ever get it
back?
Yes, I think we will.
first thing we have to
pread the word that
sy still counts the old
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w up with.
need to signal when we
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American family.
nor rose again.
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compelling mystery, the
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ity and draws us deeper
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Community Calendar


The Community Calendar pro-
vides & 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.
* AmVets Post 21, serve 12
ounce New York strip steak din-
ner from 4-6 p.m. on fourth
Sunday at 2029 U.S. 27 S.
Cost is $7.50. For details, call
385-0234.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Shrine Club, on
State Road 17, Avon Park; has
country western bluegrass
music from 2-4 p.m. until the
last of March. Refreshments
available. For more information,
call 471-2288.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and qualified
guests only.
* Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second
floor conference room at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 385-4277. For
details on the organization, go
to www.oa.org.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
-For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
offers NASCAR racing in the
pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open
and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m.
Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 plays poker at 5:30
p.m. at the post, 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
For details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at 1:30
p.m. and E&J Karaoke is from
4:30-7:30 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 plays euchre at 1
p.m. in the canteen in Avon
Park. Open to members and
guests only. Music is provided
from 5-8 p.m. The public is
invited.

MONDAY
, *Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and


Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun
'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 314-0891.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview .Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oaks of Avon, 1010
U.S. 27 North, Avon Park. For
details, call 385-3444.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has shuf-
fleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. For details,
call 465-7940.,
* Boy Scout Troop 482 meets
7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake
Placid.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at 6:30
p.m., at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers @earthlink.net.
* Diabetes Support Group
meets 1-2:30 p.m. (except holi-
days) second and fourth
Monday at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center, 4005
Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring,
second floor, conference room
3. For details, call 402-0177
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week-
days.
* Garden Club of Sebring
meets noon, fourth Monday,
Sebring Civic Center. For more
details, call 385-2886 or 471-
1706.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the second
and fourth Monday at the
Sebring Civic Center for an
advanced class. For more infor-
mation, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn@samdunn.net.
* 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
Democratic Executive
Committee meets 7 p.m. fourth
Monday in the Democratic
Party Headquarters, 4216
Sebring Parkway, Sebring. For
details, call 699-6052.
* 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-
6540.
* Highlands Delta Chorale
rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring
Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring (September
through May). No auditions are
required to join and all ages are
welcome. For details or to book
a concert, call Cheryl Cometta
at 699-2663.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., meets from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. at the Lion's Club on
Sebring Parkway for dance 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.
* 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 the
Colored People, Highlands
County Branch meets 7:30
p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park.
* Orchid Society of
Highlands County meets 7
p.m. on the fourth Monday at
the Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, 4509 George Blvd.,
Sebring. Call Ed Fabik at 465-
2830 for details.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and
fourth Monday in Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. No meetings from end of
May to October. For details,
call 465-4888.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m. For
details, call Darrell Peer at 385-
0107.
* Sebring AARP meets 1:30
p.m., The Palms, Pine Street,
Sebring.
* 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 Moose Lodge 2259
plays Texas Hold 'em at 7 p.m.
the second and fourth Monday
at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef
franks and Italian sausages
from 1 p.m. to closing. For
details, call 655-3920.
* 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.
* 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
Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300
meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For more details,
call 699-5444.

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


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available south of old church.
* 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty
Darmer, 465-2272, for details.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday at
Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Heartland Avian Society
meets at 7:30 p.m. fourth
Tuesday at SunTrust Bank, 126
W. Center Ave., Sebring.
Society sponsors a yearly bird
show in January. Periodic semi-
nars are offered featuring guest
speakers. Funds raised are
used to support scientific
research benefitting birds and
further education for veterinari-
an students. For more details,
call Maxine June at 465-9358
or Lisa Greene at 465-5558.
* The Heartland Harmonizers
Barbershop Chorus meets
from 7-9 p.m. in the Sebring
High School Chorus Room,
Sebring. All men who enjoy
singing are invited.
* Highlands Community
Orchestra, rehearses 5-7 p.m.,
Roomn 34, South Florida .
Community College auditorium,
Avon Park. The chorus
rehearses at 7:15 p.m. New
members are welcome. For
details, call Bryan Johnson at
(863) 638-7231.
* Highlands County Quilt
Guild meets first and third
Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, Sebring. Call Lynn
Ullinn for meeting times at 314-


0557 or e-mail
luckyduck @mymailstation.com.
* Knights of Columbus
Council 5441 meets 8 p.m.
every second and fourth
Tuesday at Knights of
Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N.,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
0987.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Happy hour is
from 2-5 p.m. It meets at 8 p.m.
second and fourth Tuesdays.
The ladies board meeting is at
7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday. The
lodge is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Jaycees meets
7:30 p.m., Jaxson's. Board
meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe
Collins, 655-5545, for details.
* Lake Placid Lions Club
meets 7 p.m. second and
fourth Tuesday at Beef
O'Brady's in the Winn Dixie
shopping plaza in Lake Placid.
For details, call Jeanne
Parzygnat at 699-0743 or 441 -
1207.
* Lake Placid Women of the
Moose has a business meeting
at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday
at the lodge.
* Lorida Community Club
meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the
Lorida Community Center to
plan events.
* Masonic Lodge meets 8
p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake
Placid.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 8-9 a.m. every
Tuesday at Walker Memorial
Seventh-day Adventist Church,
1410 West Avon Blvd, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
4277.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
every Tuesday at Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. For details, call 465-
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* Rotary Club of Sebring


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(Noon) meets at noon at the
Sebring Civic Center, near the
library in. downtown Sebring.
For information, call 385-3829
or 471-9900.
* Sebring Elks Dance Club
has dance instructor bill Ringo
giving lessons from 2-4 p.m.
every Tuesday and 6-8 p.m.
every second and fourth
Thursday at the Sebring Elks
Lodge. It is designed for begin-
ners to learn to tango, waltz,
salsa and meringue and to
develop the graceful art of ball-
room dancing. For more infor-
mation call 471-1992 or 273-
1421.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
plays darts, beginning with sign
in at 6 p.m. Games start at
6:30 p.m. No experience nec-
essary. Cost is $2. For more
details, call 471-3557.
* Sebring Lions Club meets
at noon at the clubhouse, 3400
Sebring Parkway, Sebring.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m.
at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef
franks and Italian sausages
from 1 p.m. to closing. Euchre
is played at 6:30 p.m. For
details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. at
333 Pomegranate Ave.,
Sebring. Call 385-2966 or leave
a name, number and message.
* Sertoma Club meets at 7
a.m. at Dee's Restaurant,
Sebring. Call Scott Albritton at
402-1819.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 99 meets from 6-7
p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran
Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring.
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from 4-4:45 p.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, 215 East
Circle St., Avon Park. Use the
parking lot entrance on
LaGrande Street. Meeting is at
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for me. Physically, their
presence helped ease many
a difficult day. And know-
ing I had their prayers
gave me comfort and
strength.
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realize this side of heaven,
the prayers of others lift us
up as nothing else can do.
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was to assure me that they
were praying. Other times
they directed me to specif-
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care of me in the past -
assuring me as Jonathan
did David that God was in
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son within a few years of
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possibly do to ease her
pain? Especially when she
lives in New York and I
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help someone as we long
to do, our own loving
hearts are weighed down
and it seems unbearable.
Until we remember to'
strengthen that loved one
in God.
We can be true friends
by reminding them of
Jesus' invitation to come to
him, the great burden bear-
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'S Artist Dorene Butler to visit Sebring


Courtesy photo
Dorene Butler's 'Heron on the Water' will be one piece on
display during Thursday's Gallery Walk.


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Artist Dorene
Butler of Lakeland will be in
Sebring on Thursday and
Friday to be a part of the
Gallery Walk and teach an
outdoor painting class. She
will the featured artist at LK
Artworks Gallery from 5-8
p.m. Thursday and will be
teaching an outdoor painting
class in the historic district
the next day.
She has shown her love of
nature through painting,
drawing and poems. Born in
Okeechobee, she comes from
a large family of artists and
has decided to follow the
direction of her father, world
famous wildlife and land-
scape artist Robert Butler.
Butler has exhibited her
work at Bok Tower Gardens
in Lake Wales, the Frame
Shoppe in Lakeland and
Couture's and LK Artworks
Galleries in Sebring. Her


work was a part of a family
exhibit at the Appleton muse-
um in Ocala during a
Highwaymen exhibit/film
documentary and recently at
South Florida Community
College's Museum of Fine
Arts and Culture in Avon
Park.
Butler's paintings are also
part of many private collec-
tions. She is available for lec-
ture demonstrations at schools
and civic or conservation
organizations.
Butler plans to travel the
south and other places of
interest, just as her father did.
She will be painting, photo-
graphing, meeting the people
and writing about many
aspects of her encounters.
One of her underlying goals is
to share her love and appreci-
ation of the great outdoors
with others.
All of her trips center
around her artwork and not


only getting to know more


Dorene Butler will offer an
outdoor painting class next
week during her visit in
Sebring.

about her native Florida, but
also understanding the people
that make up the fabric of its
existence.
Butler's painting of "Heron
on the River" is one of her


favorites.
"The New River and its
revamped glory is a source of
much beauty and the heron is
one of the many species of
animals that calls it home,"
she said. "The surrounding
communities are even more
enriched due to the recent
restoration of the river.
"As I traveled up and down
the river photographing the
ecological wonderland I was
able to capture the great blue
heron in his place of fishing
and enjoying the coverage of
the river."
To register for Butler's out-
door painting class, contact
LK Artworks Gallery, 104 N.
Ridgewood Drive, at 382-
2332, or visit www.lkart
works.com on the Web. There
are morning or all-day ses-
sions. available. Tuition is $30
for the half-day session.


Sebring actress paying tribute to 'Shaw's Fair Ladies'


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Local actress
Anne Hill is paying tribute to
the strong and diverse women
in the plays of George
Bernard Shaw with a one-
woman show and tea on
Sunday, May 20, in the
Highlands Art League's
Yellow House..
With "Shaw's Fair Ladies:
A Celebration of Women,"
Hill will bring to life eight
women from Shaw's classic
plays: Mrs. Warren from
"Mrs. Warren's Profession,"
Barbara from "Major
Barbara," Mrs. George from
"Getting Married," Hypatia
from "Misalliance," Ariadne
from "Heartbreak House,"
Joan from "St. Joan," Praola
from "The Simpleton of the


Unexpected Isles," and
Shaw's most famous female,'
Eliza from "Pygmalion."
The show will begin
promptly at 2:30 p.m. in the
Yellow House, located on
Lakeview Drive next to the
Sebring Public Library. After
Hill's approximately 40-
minute performance, a tradi-
tional English tea will be
served.
Admission is free.
Donations will be accepted on
behalf of Highlands Little
Theatre. Because seating is
limited, reservations are
required by calling Hill at
385-8156 or Goldie Garnich
at 655-5642.
Shaw (1856-1950), an Irish
playwright and novelist, used
his plays as a podium for


Anne Hill presenting program of

playwright's classic women

characters May 20 at Highlands

Art League's Yellow House


advocating reformation
throughout society. His first
play, "Widower's House"
(1892), was his public indict-
ment of slumlords and consid-
ered'by critics of the day to be
one of his worst. As he
matured, he used his plays to
promote the need to change
the social environment in
order to change the lives of
people.
None of his plays expressed
that idea more, profoundly


than "Pygmalion," the story
of two professors who train a
Cockney flower girl to pass
herself off as an aristocratic
lady in an attempt to settle a
bet over whether people are
shaped by "nature" or "nur-
ture."
When Alan Jay Lerner and
Frederick Loewe transformed
"Pygmalion" into the musical
"My Fair Lady," Shaw
became the only person in
history to win both a Nobel


prize and an Oscar.
Hill was turned on to
Shaw's plays while earning
her master of fine arts in act-
ing at Southern Methodist
University in Dallas. While
studying with Jack Clay, one
of the founders of the
American Shaw Festival, Hill
performed the classicperiod
dramas of Shakespeare,
Sheridan, Moliere, and, natu-
rally, Shaw. She appeared as.
Raina in "Arms and the Man"
and Ariadne Utterword in
"Heartbreak House."
"Shaw was always a special
joy to play for his sheer enter-
tainment value, combined
with his joyous exuberance
and great writing," Hill said.
"His basic message is so opti-
mistic: that human beings


have incredible potential and
can be molded into something
wonderful, especially the
women.
"Shaw was a staunch femi-
nist and way ahead of his
time."
In addition to her master's
degree, Hill holds an associ-
ate's degree in speech and
drama from Trinity College of
Music in London. While liv-
ing in New Zealand, she
taught speech at Auckland
University and the University
of Waikato.
Highlands Little Theatre,
which is presenting "Shaw's
Fair Ladies," will stage "My
Fair Lady," June 8-24. For
information, call the box
office at 382-2525.










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that is published Friday and
Sunday. To find out more infor-
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In this directory, call the News-
Sun at 385-6155, 465-0426 or 452-
1009, ext. 518.


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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


BAPTIST

Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Christ cen-
tered and biblically based. Sunday
worship services, 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. Children's worship service, 11
a.m. Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bible class-
es at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all
ages. Spanish worship service, 7
p.m. Friday. Choir practice at 4:45
p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-
6556. Rev. Marcus Marshall as
Pastor.
Bethany Baptist Church,
(GARBC), Christ-centered, biblical-
ly based, family focused church on
798 C-17A South, Avon Park, FL
(corner of SR-17 and C-17A Truck
Route). Pastor: David L. Conrad.
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 is a place
for you at Cornerstone. You'll enjoy
a blend of traditional and praise and
worship music, friendly people, and
relevant messages from God's
Word. Currently meeting in the con-
ference room of the new Holiday Inn
Express, 4400 U.S. 27 North,
Sebring, across from Tanglewood
Resort. Service times are 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Nursery
and childcare provided for morning
service. For information, call 314-
0932. Pastor Randy Gaines.
Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.
Deaf interpretation available. Ken
Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055.
Fellowship Baptist Church,


1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Evening Service, 7
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Michael Roberts,
Pastor. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax:
453-6986. E-mail: fellowsh@stra-
to.net.
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal, 9 a.m.
Library open, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Spanish Bible
Study (chapel), 10:30 a.m. Library
open, 11 a.m. Morning Worship, 11
a.m. Spanish Worship Service
(chapel), 4 p.m. ESL, 4:30 p.m.
Youth choir rehearsal, 5:15 p.m.
TeamKid (FLC), 6 p.m. Evening
worship service, 7 p.m. Creative
Movement Ministry. ESL Tuesday
schedule: 9-10 a.m. computer class;
10 a.m. to noon conversational
English; 7-9 p.m. computer class
and conversational English. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 5- p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth activ-
ities and prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m.
Bible study and worship choir prac-
tice; 7 p.m. Spanish Bible study
(chapel) and mission groups.
Friday: 7 p.m. Spanish prayer meet-
ing. Nursery provided for all servic-
es, LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24-
hour prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family, friends
and faith. Sunday morning worship
service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provid-
ed for both services with Children's
Church at 11 a.m. Life changing
Bible Study for all ages starts at
'9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen
Altvater leads the youth in heir
quest to become more like Christ.
Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer
meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth
worship in the youth facility, and
missions training for all children.
Call the church at 655-1524.
First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
* Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship servic-
es are at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the
11:00 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday evening, a youth group
meets at 6:20 p.m. and is for ages 3
through 12th grade. Also at 6:30
p.m., is a prayer service followed by
adult choir rehearsal First Lorida is
the "Place to discover God's love."
Toby Cribbs, Youth/Children
Ministries; Mike Ford, bus captain.
Bus rides to Sunday School and
11:00 a.m. worship service are pro-
vided for children grades first
through adults by calling 655-1878.
For more information about the
church or the ministries offered, call
655-1878.
First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr.
James Henry, pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Bill Cole,
associate pastor education; Arnie
Belcher, student ministry adviser.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for chil-
dren, youth and adults from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's
Day Out for children age 6 weeks to
5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director.
Call 385-4704.
Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
401 South Florida Ave., Avon Park.
Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St.,


Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: 9:45
a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 11
a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. chil-
dren's and junior church; 4:30 p.m.
choir practice; 6 p.m. evening wor-
ship service. Wednesday prayer
and Bible study is 7 p.m. for chil-
dren, youth and adults. Pastor is the
Rev. John D. Girdley. Office hours
are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Phone is 453-5339; fax is
453-5556; e-mail is
theavenue@earthlink.net, and Web
site is www.ourchurch.com/mem-
ber/t/theavenue.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School
- 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship -
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening 6
p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry. Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Maranatha Baptist- Church
(GARBC), 35 Marahatha 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. Endof-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas-
tor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home
phone: 655-0967. Affiliated with the
National Association of Free Will
Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Mike
Adams, Pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir
practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided.
For information, call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
0. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder-
garten through fifth grade, 6:30
p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
Spring Lake Baptist Church,
7408 Valencia Road, Sebring, FL
33876. Phone: 655-2610. Pastor
Tom Kesinger. Independent, funda-
mental, affiliated with the GARBC.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
morning service, 10:45 a.m.;
Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday prayer meeting and


Bible study, 7 p.m.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Dr. George R.
Lockhart, pastor; and Nathan
Didway, director of student min-
istries. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;
Sunday Morning. Worship, 10:45
a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service,
6 p.m: Wednesday: Prayer, 6 p.m.;
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Youth
Worship, 6:30 p.m. and Team Kids,
6:30 p.m. Nursery provided Sunday
and Wednesday. For information,
call 382-3695.
* Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. Phone: 382-6265, Prayer
line, 385-6788. Pastor Steve
Trinkle. Sunday: Worship Services,
10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday
School for all ages at 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Service, 6:30
p.m. Ministry opportunities for the
entire family through Worship, Bible
Study, Discipleship, Music, Student
and Children's Ministries, Missions
and Fellowship. Child Development
Center available for ages 1-5 from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father 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.
* 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-
garten through eighth, 385-7844.)
The Edge Program for grades sixth
through eighth is from 6:45-8:15
p.m. Wednesday in the Youth
Center (Rebecca Propst). Life Teen
for high school students from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Youth
Center. (William Sr. and Sandy
Manint, youth ministers, 382-2222).
Adult Faith Formation and people
waiting to be Catholic in the Youth
Center from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
(William Manint Sr., program direc-
tor, 385-0049). Choir rehearsal from
7-9 p.m. Wednesday in church.
Robert Gillmore, director of music.
St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid,
465-3215. Father Vincent Llaria,
Pastor. Mass schedule: Summer
(May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4
p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays, 9 a.m. Winter (Nov. 1 to
April 30) Saturday, 4 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11
a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy
Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
first Saturday at 9 a.m.


CHRISTIAN

Eastside Christian Church, 101
Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
(two miles east of U.S. 27 on
County Road 621), 465-7065.


Stephen Bishop, pastor. S.C.
Couch, associate pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; fellowship,
9:45 a.m. with refreshments; and
Worship Celebration with the Lord's
Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Janet Couch, sec-
retary; Thelma Hall, organist; and
Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building for all generations." "Jesus
Christ, the Way, Truth and Life. Alive
and worth the drive."
* 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; Christian Church, 1016 W..
Camphor Street Avon Park, FL
33825. "Where truth is taught and
love abounds." Bill Raymond,
Minister, Tammy Johns, Secretary,
and Children's Director Jon Carter,
Miusic 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 Rev. 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.


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

* The Alliance Church of Sebring,
4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL
33875. "A friendly, family, Bible
church with a heart for missions."
Services: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday worship service, 10:30
a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6
p.m.; and Wednesday prayer meet-
ing, 6 p.m. Rev. Emerson C. Ross,
Intern Pastor. A welcome awaits
you. Call 382-1343.



CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship and Sunday
School. Testimonial meetings at 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.
Lorida Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-1466.
Sunday School classes for children,
youth and adults at 9:30 a.m.


Christian worship at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Jim Baker.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF GOD

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

CHURCH OF NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


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The News-Sun www.newssun.com Sunday, April 22, 2007 5B



Hansen named Highlands Art League's artist of month


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Award win-
ning local artist Alice Hansen
will be honored at a reception
from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at
Highlands Art League's
Yellow House gallery/gift-
shop.
Hansen has been a resident
of Sebring since 1949 where
she and her husband, Don,
raised their five children. She
was employed full time for 20
years with Health and
Rehabilitative Services and
had little time to pursue an art
career. Since retiring in 1985,
she has been painting full
time and enjoying the luxury
of using her degree in art from
Rollins College in Winter
Park. She also studied art at
Stephens College, Columbia,
Mo., and Abbot Art School in
Washington D.C.


Hansen paints primarily in
watercolor. This medium
lends itself well to fish and
water scenes in which she
specializes. In many of her
paintings she employs special
techniques to create unusual
effects.
"It's exciting to take a
blank piece of paper and
begin to apply random colors
and see what inspiration
comes to mind after the colors
blend," she said.
Hansen is,.actively exhibit-
ing her work in galleries and
art festivals around the state.
This season she has partici-
pated in eight shows and
many competitions.
"I would like to reduce the
number of out-of-town shows
next year and display and sell
more of my work in galleries
like the Yellow House


Gallery/gift shop," she said.
Currently, her work is
entered in the Relatively Red
Fish art competition in Punta
Gorda, where she won an
honorable mention in last
year's competition.
She won first prize at the
Lake Placid Art League's Art
Show in January 2007 and
Best of Class at Lake Placid
County Fair. She added two
purchase awards at the Old
Island Day in Key West. At
the Lake Wales Art Festival,
she won second prize pur-
chase award for her painting
of Spook Hill. Her painting
will hang in the Lake Wales
Museum along with last
year's painting of The Park.
Her painting "Net Profit" was
selected for the Boca Grande
Art Alliance first national
juried exhibition. She also


had a painting selected for the
Ridge Art Association's
"Strength of Form" competi-
tion.
Hansen has been a cover
artist for the Keep Florida
Beautiful magazine. Her
strikingly realistic fish por-
traits have been featured on
the covers of various fishing
tournaments programs.
She is a signature member
of Florida Watercolor Society,
Tallahassee Watercolor
Society, a juried member of
Alabama Watercolor Society
and a member of Highlands
Art League. Her work appears
in many corporate, public,
and private collections.
Hansen's reception is on
the same evening as the
Downtown Sebring Monthly
Gallery Walk. Her exhibit will
run through May 25.


Courtesy photo
Alice Hansen specializes in fish and water scenes and all
things Florida. She is the Highlands Art League's artist of
the month for May. A reception in her honor will be from 5-
8 p.m. Thursday at Highlands Art League's Yellow House
Gallery, 1989 Lakeview Drive in Sebring.


PLACES to


ORSHIP


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.
E 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.m., 10:30 a.m.
- and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:
Holy Communion with Healing
Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care avail-
able at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Sunday service. 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."
E World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH


* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Hillside Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbat servic-
es held on first and third Friday at
7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Women's
luncheon, fourth Tuesday of every,
month at noon at different restau-
rants. Torah Commentary at 3 p.m.
every Thursday. Adult educational
movies at 2 p.m. every second
Sunday. Open to the public. For fur-
ther information, call Bernie
Wolkove, ay leader, 385-1925, or
the office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive.,
Sebring. The Rev. Dr. Jack
Biemiller, interim pastor. Dr. Robert-
Fritz, organist. Holy Eucharist at
9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir at 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday; Mary/Martha Circle
meets at noon first Tuesday for
lunch; and Lutheran Men meet at 6
p.m. third Monday. Phone 385-
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod, Sunday services
are at the Good Shepherd Church,
4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring.
Sunday morning service is at 9 a.m.
Bible study is at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday devotion is at 7 p.m. The
pastor is Scott McLean. Phone:
471-2663.
* Faith Lutheran Church LCMS,
2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Church phone: 385-7848, Faith's
Closet phone: 385-2782. Gary
Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry,
Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8
a.m. Sunday; Sunday School .for
children and adult Bible classes is
9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship serv-
ice, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth group
.meets at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Communion is served the first and
third and fifth Sunday of the month.
Sunday worship service is broad-
cast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m.
each Sunday. Educational opportu-
nities include weekly adult Bible
studies. Special worship services
are on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas
Eve, New Year's Eve and Easter.
Midweek services are during Advent
and Lent. Faith's Closet Resale
Shop is open to the community from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All are warmly welcome in the fami-
ly of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
provided. Social activities: Choir,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. Weekday
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30
a.m. For more information, call Rev.
Richard Fyffe at 385-2293 or 385-
5793.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 East Main Street, Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Sunday school is at
9:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday (October
through May 6). Coffee and fellow-
ship hour follow the service.
Wednesday worship, (year round) 7
p.m. Office phone number is 453-
6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family
life.Pastor Norris will officiate at the
8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Communion
Services. Worship schedule for
November through Easter: Worship
service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion
services, first and third Sundays;
(Children's Church, 11 a.m. only);
and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m.


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


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring. Sunday:
First Worship Service and Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10:45
a.m. A nursery is provided for chil-
dren up to 2 years old. Evening:
Junior and Senior Youth, 5:06 p.m.
and evening service, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Friends (ages 3 years
to fifth grade), 6:15 p.m. and adult
Bible studies, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene
Bengtson, pastor; Todd Patterson,
associate pastor; and Wayne
Henderson, youth pastor. Church
office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m.
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester
Osbeck. A small friendly church
waiting for your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m. A nursery and children's church
are provided. The church is part of
Christian International Ministries
Network, a full gospel, non-denomi-
national ministry. Linda M. Downing,
minister: Phone, 314-9195, lindad
owning@hotmail.com. Casey L.
Downing,. associate minister:
Phone, 385-8171,
caseydowning@hotrnail.com. Web
site is www.christiantrainingmin-
istries.net
* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community 'Church
features a casual contemporary
church. Our Celebration Service is
at 10 AM and includes a quality
nursery and Kid's world for ages
through elementary age. Church
phone is 471-1236, or Pastor Bruce
Linhart's cell is 402-1684. website:
highlandscommunity.com email:
pastor@highlandscommunity.com
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros
y sanidad, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m.
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi-
ence the power of the word of Jesus
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir-
acle and healing. It is bilingual.
Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893.
E Unity of Sebring Family
Worship Centre at the Centre for
Positive Living, member of the
Association of Unity Churches, 204
S. Orange St., Sebring, FL 33870
(between Highlands County
Courthouse and Sebring Middle
School). Sunday Celebration
Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care
available. Adult Discussion Group, 9
a.m. Sunday. Weekly classes,
Christian Bookstore, Prayer Ministry
and Spiritual Counseling also avail-


able. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister. For information, call 471-
1122.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
worship, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday -
Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30
.p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and
Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each
month. Youth ministry is fourth
Sunday. Women's Ministry is fifth
Sunday. "Where there is no vision
my people perish."
* The Way Church meets at Dee's
Place, 128 N. Ridgewood Drive,
Sebring. Time schedule forSunday
is refreshments and fellowship at 9
a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
and worship service at 10:30 a.m.
The Way is a church family who
gathers for contemporary worship,
teaching of God's Word, prayer and
fellowship. Come early and stay
after for fellowship time. Child care
and children's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email:theway-
church @ hotmail .-com.
Website:www.TheWayChurch.org


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, 10:30
a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:
covpres@strato.net; Web site:
www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church ARP,
215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on
LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.
Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert
Johnson is the pastor. Fellowship
time, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30
a.m.; Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;
Children's Church, 10:45 a.m.; and
Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Other weekly activities: Wednesday
Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible
study, 10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday
lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; and
choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP,
319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. 385-0107. Sunday School,
all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship
Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Senior
High Youth Group (teens), 6:30-8:15
p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study,
10:30 a.m.; "KFC" Kids for Christ
Youth Group (grades first through
fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir rehearsal,
5:30 p.m. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pas-
tor. Tracey A. Bressette, director of
Christian education.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP
118 North Oak Ave., Lake Placid,
465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@earth-
link.net. The Rev. Ray Cameron,
senior pastor; the Rev. Drew
Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary wor-
ship is at 10:45 a.m. in Friendship
Hall. A variety of Sunday school
classes for adults and children are
at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office
for more information about the
classes offered. Nursery is provided
for babies and toddlers; while young
children up to second grade have a
special Children's Church offered
during the worship service to help
them grow in 'their spiritual knowl-
edge.
Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,


Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard Wedig.
Choir Director: Suzan Wedig.
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,
slpc@tnni.net, Web site,
http://slpc.presbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

* Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 2106 N. State Road 17,
Sebring; 385-2438. Worship
Services: 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Bible
study; 11 a.m. Saturday, preaching;
7:15 p.m. Tuesday, prayer meeting.
Community service: 9-11 a.m. every
Monday. Health van ministry: 9-11
a.m. every second Thursday of the
month. Pastor Gregg Aguirre.
* Walker Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-
6641 or e-mail: wmc@strato.net.
Saturday morning worship service is
at 11 a.m.; Sabbath School, 9:30
a.m.; Adventist Youth in Action
(AYA), 4 p.m. and Vespers one hour
before sunset. Wednesday prayer
meeting 7 p.m. Community Service
hours on Tuesday and Thursday is
from 9:00 a.m. till Noon. Senior
Pastor Paul Boling;, Associate
Pastor Eben Aguirre; and Youth
Pastor Tom Baker. Walker Memorial
Academy Christian School offering
education for kindergarten through
12th grades.


THE CHURCH OF LATTER
DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

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


The Rev. Ron Daniels, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
and 10:55 a.m. Contemporary
Sunday Worship at 9:40 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:40 and 10:55
a.m. Youth meeting, 5:30-8 p.m.
Sunday. Youth After School Ministry,
3-5 p.m. Tuesday. Rick Heilig, youth
director. Children's After School
Ministry, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday
worship service is broadcast over
WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a
nursery available at all services.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., Lake
Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev.
Douglas S. Pareti, senior pastor.
Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assis-
tant. Sunday schedule: Heritage
worship service at 8:30 a.m.;
Sunday school for all ages at 9:30
a.m.; Celebration worship service at
10:45 a.m.; Youth fellowship for
sixth through 12th graders at 5-7
p.m.; Bible fellowship class at 6
p.m.; and modern worship experi-
ence at 7 p.m. Nursery care provid-
ed every Sunday morning. We offer
Christ-centered Sunday school
classes, youth programs, Bible stud-
ies, book studies and Cr.r.-tian fel-
lowship. For more details, call the
church office at 465-2422 or go to
the Web site at www.memori-
alumc.com.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872; Sebring Country
Estates. The Rev. Ronald
DeGenaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday
School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 8 a.m. (November-April)
and 10:30 a.m. (all year). Hispanic
worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Sunday school classes are for all
ages, both English and Hispanic.
Phone 382-1736.
. Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
Sebring. The Rev. Dale Schanely,
Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship,
9:55 a.m., adults and children;
Fellowship hour, 11 a.m. after wor-
ship service; Prayer and Bible
Study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir
rehearsal 7 p.m., Thursday. United
Methodist Men, 8 a.m. second
Saturday. United Methodist Women,
1 p.m. first Thursday. Church office
phone, 655-0040.


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


UNION CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

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

N Heartland Vineyard, 2523 U.S.
27 South, (just past the Wild Turkey
Tavern) Avon Park. Contemporary
Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Children's Church and
Preschool/Nursery provided
Sunday. Pastor, Gerry Woltman.
Telephone: 453-9800. Casual, con-
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6B Sunday, April 22, 2007


Scentless plant bugs are here
Homeowners have
brought a red-and-black bug
into the Master Gardener
office lately for identifica-
tion. At first, we thought it
was a boxelder bug, but
upon further investigation
we find it is a scentless plant
bug, or jadera.
Two species of jadera are
Growing known in Florida, but only
Season the latter species is com-
mon. When jadera appears
EdAyen in large colonies in yards
and gardens, people become
curious and/or alarmed and contact the exten-
sion office for information.
People often become upset because side-
walks, driveways or clothing are being stained
red from the squashed bodies of jadera on
infested areas. The bugs aggregate to feed on
seeds that have dropped to the ground from
trees overhead, especially from goldenrain
trees.
Jadera bugs are often confused with the
boxelder bug, but they are a different species
in the same insect family. Boxelder bugs also
cause concern when they appear in great num-
bers at the end of summer or early fall in.states
to the north and west of Florida.
In Florida, jadera ranges over the peninsula,
but seems to be scarce in the north and
strangely absent from the Panhandle.
According to records in the Florida StateMi4
Collection of Arthropods, jadera have been
found during every month in Florida, with '.,
May being the peak month, primarily in cen- 'W
tral Florida. In southern Florida, there is a
more even distribution throughout the year,
with no distinct spring peak.
Jadera adults have a length of 9.5 to 13.5
millimeters (1/2 inch) and width of 3 to 4 mm.
Adult color is mostly black or brownish-black
except for reddish eyes and their orbits, shoul-
ders and border area of the abdomen. The
nymphs are predominately reddish in color,
while the thorax, antennae, beak and legs are
brown.
Jadera feed on a variety of plants but prefers
balloonvine, which grows in southern Florida.
Additional hosts include sapindaceae (ficus)
and althaea. In some areas, the bugs are
observed feeding so often on goldenrain tree
seeds that they are referred to as "goldenrain
tree bugs."
In most instances, no attempts to control
jadera are necessary. Documentation is lacking
as far as this being a plant pest of any conse-
quence. A small concentration on a plant often
can be destroyed by hand collecting. If the Courtesy photos
bugs are a nuisance in lawns or playgrounds, The scentless plant bug, or jadera, have
raking to remove the seeds that the bugs are been found during every month in Florida,
feeding on should be helpful. If non-pesticidal with May being the peak month, primarily in
Methods are not practical, consult your local central Florida. Nymphs (top) are predomi-
office of the Cooperative Extension Service nately reddish in color, while the thorax,
for insecticide recommendations. antennae, beak and legs are brown. Adult
(bottom) color is mostly black or brownish-
Ed Ayen is a volunteer Master Gardener for the black except for reddish eyes and their
Highlands County Extension Service. The office orbits, shoulders and border area of the
is at 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. abdomen.



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Sunday, April 22, 2007 7B


Read All About It offered at

county's three public libraries


Courtesy photo
Lou Gramm of Foreigner (above) will join Survivor (below) in South Florida Community College's Summer Series rock con-
cert on Saturday, June 23, at the Highlands Campus in Avon Park.


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 3:30 p.m. on June 7,14, 21
and 28 and July 12. Call. 699-
3705.
A Florida State Park ranger
will offer one program at each
one of the branches. Definite
dates will be available in the
near future.
For group reservations, call
the library children's depart-
ment at 402-6716.


SFCC

announces its

June Summer

Series concert

Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK With the
success of the South Florida
Community College Summer
Series rock concerts, includ-
ing past acts Three Dog Night
and Creedence Clearwater
Revisited, SFCC is proud to
announce the Summer Series
rock concert for 2007. Lou
Gramm of Foreigner and
Survivor will hit the SFCC
Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 23, at the
Highlands Campus, Avon
Park.
Among the most distinctive
and powerful voices to
emerge from'Ro6k and Top 40
radio, Lou Gramm, the lead
vocalist and co-writer of the
multi-platinum band
Foreigner, as well as a suc-
cessful solo artist, remains
one of the most recognizable
performers in music today.
With nearly 80 million
.,records sold, including 20 top
ii.40 -.singles, Grammn first
- -exploded onto-the- emusie-
scene as a member of the band
Foreigner with the chart top-
per, "Feels Like The First
Time" in 1977.
Now, nearly three decades


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after the debut of Foreigner (bass/guitar), Andy Knoll
and chart-topping success as a (keyboards), and Donny
solo artist, Lou Gramm has Mancuso (guitar/bass).
returned with a hot new band. Survivor will also perform
"I was the lead vocalist of on June 23. Survivor is best
Foreigner for 26 years," known for the smash hit, "Eye
Gramm said. "I am enormous- of the Tiger," which was writ-
ly proud of this, and the music ten expressly for the movie
I have made with Foreigner is "Rocky III" in 1982. The
still a big part of my shows." Grammy Award winning band
He will rock out with classics is known for hits like "The
like "Hot Blooded" and "Juke Search is Over" and "Is This
Box Hero," and he will be Love." Band- members for
performing his massive solo Survivor include Frankie
hit, "Midnight Blue." Other Sullivan (guitar/vocals), Marc
Ssngfigs ohis set list include- Drobubay (drums), Chris
"Waiting for a Girl Like You,' Grove (guitar/keyboards),
"Cold As Ice," and "That Was Billy Ozzello (bass), and
Yesterday." Robin McAuley (vocals).
Lou Gramm will be accom- Tickets are on sale now,
panied by Ben Gramm and prices are $25, $35, and
(drums), Richard Gramm $45. All proceeds benefit the


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SFCC Auditorium Renovation
Fund. Tickets may be pur-
chased online 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, at
www.southflorida.edu by
clicking on "Performances."
Tickets may also 'be pur-
chased by calling the SFCC
Box Office at 784-7178 or by
visiting the SFCC Box Office
located 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. . .


SCHOOL
Continued from 1B
the space to share their fears.
Encourage them to talk open-
ly about what scares them.
Older kids are less likely
to accept an explanation at
face value. Their budding
skepticism about the news
and how it's produced and
sold might mask anxieties
they have about the stories
covered. If an older child is
bothered about a story, help
him or her cope with these
fears. An adult's willingness
to listen will send a powerful
message.

Additional Tips
For Parents
Keeping an eye on what
TV news kids watch can go a
long way toward monitoring
the content of what they hear
and see about events like
school shootings. Here are
some additional tips:
Recognize that news
doesn't have to be driven by.
disturbing pictures. Public
television programs, newspa-
pers or newsmagazines
specifically designed for kids
can be less sensational -
and less upsetting ways
for them to get information.


Discuss current events
with your child on a regular
basis. It's important to help
kids think through stories
they hear about.
Ask questions: What do
you think about these events?
How do you think these
things happen?
Such questions can encour-
age conversation about non-
news topics as well.
Put news stories in
proper context. Showing that
certain events are isolated or
explaining how one event
relates to another helps kids
make better sense of what
they hear.
Watch the news with
your child to filter stories
together.
Anticipate when guid-
ance will be necessary and
avoid shows that aren't
appropriate for your child's
age or level of development.
If you're uncomfortable
with the content of the news
or it's inappropriate for your
child's age, turn it off.

For more health information
for parents, kids and teens,
visit kidshealth.org. KidsHealth
is from the health experts of .
Nemours, a nonprofit devoted
to children's health. 2007,
The Nemours Foundation/
KidsHealth.


Attend the Church of Your Choice!


E7ekiel 22:30, "And I
: sought for a man among
them, that should make up
Sthe hedge, and stand in the
k gap be fore me for the
Island, that I should not
destroy it: but I found
none." Children today, more than ever,
need the covering of their father's prayers.
They need their fathers to keep them cover
in prayer They also need their fathers to
speak strength and blessing into their
lives. You may think this message does not
apply to you because you are not a father,
or because your own children are grown.
Yet you know someone who is a father, you
may know of children who, are hurting
because their fiahers are not nurturing
them in the Lord. Let's keep a prayer
covering over those unprotected
children. Would you be one to stand in the
gap for our children? Be Blessed!
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'Gone With The Wind' coming to the Lake Placid Memorial Library


Ns-S. By ELIZABETH WALKER
News-Sun correspondent
1. .LAKE PLACID In
observation of Confederate
Memorial Day, the Lake
Placid Memorial Library will
feature "Gone With The
Wind" and other memorabilia
collected by members of the
United Daughters of the
Confederacy.
The exhibit opens Tuesday
and will be shown for at least
two weeks.
A portion of Carolyn
Hargrove's collection
includes miniature figurines
of "Gone With The Wind"
characters, such as Scarlett,
Rhett, Ashley, Melanie,
..... ........ Bonnie Blue, Prissy and
News-Sun photos by ELIZABETH WALKER Mammy. Also included in her
Miniatures Bonnie Blue, daughter of Scarlett and Rhett, with collection are 48 plates and an
Melanie and Askley are shown in the United Daughters of afghan.
the Confederacy exhibit during Confederate Memorial Of special -interest is the
Observation at the Lake Placid Memorial Library. Also original Oath of Allegiance of
Scarlett's maid, Mammy, Scarlett, Rhett and other characters Carolyn's maternal great,
in the book and movie of 'Gone With The Wind' will be great grandfather. At the end
there. of the Civil War, Confederate


League hosting county Student Art Show


soldiers were required to sign
allegiance to the Union.
Michael J. Million signed his
Oath of Allegiance in Alachua
County on Oct. 2, 1865. This
194-year-old framed docu-
ment is still legible. '
Betty Ray Roberts will
share a square pint-sized milk
bottle and Linda Purvis will
contribute a large portrait of
Robert E. Lee in a beautiful
gold trimmed frame to the
display. Many other items
will be included.
At the March meeting of
the United Daughters of the
Confederacy, treasurer
Hargrove'announced the pur-
chase of South Carolina
books in honor of deceased
members Mary Turpin, Leona
Sellars and Addie Kay


Owens. All three had
donated funds to the
chapter.
Roberts announced
plans for the Chapter's
Memorial Observation in
the meeting room of the
Lake Placid' Memorial
Library at 10 a.m.
Thursday. Each member
will receive a flower in
honor of her Confederate
relative to place in the
centerpiece basket as her
relative is named. A spe-
cial tribute to honor
Eugenia McJunkin will
include a catered lunch.
The next meeting of
the Chapter will be May
22 at the home of Sonny
and Betty Stalls in Lake
Placid.


Carolyn Hargrove reads the Oath of
Allegiance to the United States
required by Confederate soldiers at
the end of the War Between the States.
This one was signed in October 1865
by Hargrove's maternal great-great-
grandfather.


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Highlands Art League is
again sponsoring and hosting the 2007
Highlands County Student Art Show. The
Student Art Show will be on display at the
Highlands Museum of the Arts beginning
Monday, April 30, until Thursday, May 10.
The exhibit will be open to the public week-
days from 4-6 p.m. and from .1-4 p.m.
Saturday, May 5.
The Student Art Show will feature art from
local high schools.
The outstanding work on display will


include watercolor, tempera, scratchboard,
sculpture, clay, acrylic, pen and ink, charcoal
and pastels.
The students will be recognized at a recep-
tion from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 7, in the HLT
Thakkar Pavilion, where the students will
receive awards for their work.
Two participating seniors will receive art
scholarships for college education.
For more information on any of the pro-
grams or for the Highlands 'County Student Art
Show, contact Highlands Art League at 385-
5312.


Lake Wales Youth Chorale performs Spring Concert today


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE WALES The
Lake Wales Arts Council
invites the public to the spring
concert of the Lake Wales
Youth Chorale at 4 p.m.
today.
The Lake Wales Youth
Chorale is a traditional chil-
dren's choir that presents two
concerts each year at the Lake
Wales Arts Center and enter-
tains for local events. The
Youth Chorale currently has


more than 50 students age 8-
15 who have auditioned for a
spot in this popular and ongo-
ing program. Students learn'
the fundamentals of music
while gaining valuable expe-
rience in performing. The
group is a treble choir that
performs unison, two-, three-
and four-part music chosen
from a wide variety of choral,
spiritual and popular music.
Selections for the Sunday
performance include "Skye


Boat Song" (a Scottish folk
song), a French song "Ton
The," as well as "Come Ho!"
from the "Merchant of
Venice," "Musica Dei" in
Latin and the American
Spiritual "Angels Watchin'
Over Me."
Tickets are on sale now at
only $5 for adults and $1 for
children. Reserved seating
only! Make reservations by
calling the Lake Wales Arts
Center at (863) 676-8426.


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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-


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tors, 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-
ands 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.
ias been filed against you, ESCOLASTICA AR-
GEMINA GANCEDO LUEJE, and you are re-
luired 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
13020, and file the original with the clerk of
he 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 TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC05-705
N RE: ESTATE OF RONALD ZABOROWSKI
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Ronald
Zaborowski, deceased, whose date of death
vas July, 4, 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-
lent's will is January 15, 2001. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
ad 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
o the validity of the will, qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of the court, by filing a petition or other plead-
ng requesting relief in accordance with the
Florida Probate' Rule. WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
FER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
FHE NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON,
OR THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOREVER BAR-
RED.
\ny 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
FOR.HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION .,
FILE NO. PC 04-508
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JACQUELINE DENISE
MALCOLM GOBOURNE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JAC-
QUELINE DENISE MALCOLM GOBOURNE, de-
ceased, whose date of death was July 8, 2004,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET .FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.'
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: APRIL 22, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Emma Malcolm
51 Queens Court
Frostproof, Florida 33843
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Tracy M. Wynter
Tracy M. Wynter, Esq.
Attorney for Emma Malcolm
Florida Bar No. #0021348
Floyd, Sammons & Spanjers, PA
1556 Sixth Street SE
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Telephone: (863) 293-3801
April 22, 29, 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-


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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.
FBN: 0355150
501 Goodlette Rd.
Suite D-100
Naples, FL 34102
Telephone: (239) 793-7788
Fax 239-649-7786
April 15, 22, 2007


REVISED NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR
AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL BOUNDARIES AND
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends' to
adopt Boundary Modifications for the Kinder-
garten Center at a regular meeting of the
Board on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at 5:30
p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George
Douglass Administration Building, 426 School
Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new
rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant
to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affect-
ed person has twenty-one (21) days after pub-
lication of this notice to request the opportuni-
ty to present evidence and argument to the
School Board of Highlands County, Florida re-
garding the proposed boundary modification.
Such hearing must be requested in writing
and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent,
426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within
21 days after publication of this notice. If such
hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday,
May 22, 2007, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desir-
ing to attend such a hearing is requested to
call the Superintendent's office to verify
whether such hearing has been requested.
The purpose and effect of the proposed boun-
dary modification is to establish an attendance
area in the Sebring area to allow for growth
and changing demographics at Cracker Trail
Elementary, Fred Wild Elementary School and
Woodlawn Elementary School and to establish
an attendance area for a Kindergarten Center
to serve grade K students from the three ref-
erenced schools. A summary of the proposed
boundary adjustment is as follows: Begin at a
point where the West limit of Highlands Coun-
ty and the East limit of Hardee County inter-
sect the Northerly boundary of Highlands
Hammock State Park; run thence Easterly and
along the Northerly boundary of Highlands
Hammock State Park to the Northeast corner,
of Highlands Hammock State Park; thence
Southerly and along the Easterly boundary of
Highlands Hammock State Park to County
Road 634 (Hammock Road); thence Easterly
and along County Road 634 (Hammock
Road), including only the residences facing
the Southerly side of County Road 634 (Ham-
mock Road), to Barn Owl Street; thence
Northerly and along Barn Owl Street, (nuli in-
cluding the residences facing Barn Owl SIre: l
t'. VI iPIieri..:l,,in ,:i Barn Owl Street and the
E.'nrrrie i ,rmrnu: )i r'lo y Road, (not includ-
ing any residences facing Howey Rd); thence
Easterly and along a straight line drawn from
the Easterly terminus of Howey Road to the
Westerly terminus of Flare Road; thence East-
erly and along Flare Road to the intersection
of Rare Road and U.S. Hwy 27 (including the
residences facing Flare Road); thence North-
erly and along U.S. Hwy 27 to Bramblewood
Road, including only the residences facing the
Easterly side of U.S. Hwy 27); .thence run
Easterly and along Bramblewood Road (in-
cluding the residences facing Bramblewood
Road) to County Road 17-A (Memorial Drive);
thence Northerly and along County Road 17-A
(Memorial Drive) (including the residences
facing County Road 17-A) to the intersection
of County Road 17-A and Pompino Drive;
thence continue to run Northwesterly and
Northerly along County Road 17-A (Memorial
Drive) to its intersection with Manatee Drive
(not including any residences facing County
Road 17-A (Memorial Drive); thence Easterly
and along a straight line drawn from the inter-
section of County Road 17-A (Memorial Drive)
and Manatee Drive to the Southeasterly termi-
nus of Ridley Way (not including any residen-
ces facing Ridley Way; thence Northerly fol-
lowing a straight line drawn from the South-
easterly terminus of Ridley Way to the. Main
C.S.X. North-South Rail Road line; thence
Southeasterly and along said Rail Road to
State Road 17; thence continue Southeasterly
following a straight line drawn from the inter-
section of said C.S.X. Rail Road and State
Road 17 to the Northerly terminus of Hamage
Road; thence Easterly following a straight line
drawn from the Northerly terminus of Harnage
Road to the Northerly terminus of Whitehouse
Road; thence run Easterly following a straight
line drawn from the Northerly terminus of
Whitehouse Road to the East limit of High-
lands County; thence Southerly and along the
East limit of Highlands County to a point
where U.S. Hwy 98 intersects County Road
721 (Nine Mile Grade); thence generally West-
erly following a straight line drawn from said
intersection of U.S. Hwy 98 and County Road
721 (Nine Mile Grade) to the Southerly termi-
nus of White Oak Road; thence Northwesterly
following a straight line drawn from the
Southerly terminus of White Oak Road to the
Southerly terminus of Ewing Drive; thence
southwesterly following a straight line drawn
to the Easterly terminus of Lykes Road;'
thence Westerly and along Lykes Road (in-
cluding the residences facing Lykes Road) to
U.S. Hwy 27; thence Northwesterly following a
straight line drawn from the intersection of
U.S. Hwy 27 and Lykes Road to the Southerly
terminus of River Drive; thence Southwesterly
following a straight line drawn from the
Southerly terminus of River Drive to the East-
erly terminus of Northern Boulevard; thence
Westerly and along Northern Way (not includ-
ing any residences facing Northern Way) to
Henscratch Road; thence continue Westerly
following a straight line drawn to the West
limit of Highlands County; thence Northerly
andi along the West limit of Highlands County
to the point of beginning. The specific legal
authority includes Article IX Section 4(b),
Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections
1001.41, 1006.21, 1001.42, 1001.49,
1001.51, Florida Statutes. The School District
believes that the proposed rule or amendment
will have no effect on small business. The
School District believes that the proposed rule
or amendment will not result in substantial in-
crease in costs or prices paid by consumers,
individual industries or state or local govern-
ment agencies, and will not result in signifi-
cant adverse effects on competition, employ-
ment, investment, productivity, innovation or
international trade and/or alternative ap-
proaches to the regulatory objective either do
not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $200. The estimated annual cost of imple-
menting and enforcing the proposed rule or
amendment is zero. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey),
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida between the


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April 22, 2007




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case #: 07 GCS 129
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Estate of Sherry M. Kiess (DOD 03/11/2005),
Deceased; Unknown Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, Assigns, Creditors, Lienors and
Trustees of Sherry M. Kiess, Deceased, and
all other Persons Claiming By, Through,
Under and Against the Named Defendant(s);
Shirley M. Butts, as Personal Representative
of the Estate of Sherry M. Kiess, Deceased;
Melissa Marie Walters; Stacie Kiess Ritter;
Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown
Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under
and against the above named Defendant(s)
who are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown Parties may claim an
interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS PROPERTY
TO: Estate of, Sherry M. Kiess (DOD
03/11/2005), Deceased;. Unknown Heirs, Devi-
sees, Grantees, Assigns, Creditors, Lienors
and Trustees of Sherry M. Kiess, Deceased,
and all other Persons Claiming By, Through,
Under and Against the Named Defendant(s)
Residence unknown, if living, including any
unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if ei-
ther has remarried and if either or both of said
Defendants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under or
against the named Defendant(s); and the
aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such
of the aforementioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforementioned unknown De-
fendants as may be infants, incompetents or
otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, lying and being
and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
LOTS 7012, 7013 AND 7014 AVON PARK
LAKES, UNIT 22, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE 18, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 2124 Shamrock
Road, Avon Park, FL 33825.
This action as been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISH-
MAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite
360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of this no-
tice, May 21, 2007, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand-and seal of this Court
on the 16th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO-.YOG .
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(863) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU AR HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 1-800-955-8771.
April 22, 29, 2007
NOTICE
Please be advised that there will be a litigation/strat-
egy meeting of the Sebring City Council on May 1,
2007 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers,
368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL Those in
attendance will be Jeff Carlson, John Griffin, Margie
Rhoades, Scott Stanley and Bud Whitlock, Council
members; Robert Hoffman, City Administrator, Mike
and Bob Swaine and Marsha Rydberg Attorneys rep-
resenting the City and a court reporter.
The purpose of the litigation/strategy meeting will be
to discuss litigation/strategy regarding Harder Hall/
Joran Realty. The subject matter of the meeting shall
be confined to settlement negotiations or strategy
sessions related to litigation expenditures.
/s/ Kathy Haley
Kathy Haley, CMC, City Clerk
April 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,
Defendantss.
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


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 131999 @
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.


1050 ,,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-248
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES R. SOCHACKI,.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of FRAN-
CES R. SOCHACKI, deceased, File Number PC
07-248, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 S. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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 person having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent and 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 FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is April 22, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Gerald L. Sochacki
1507 Charlotte Drive
Sebring, FL 33875
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ James L. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 099864
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
April 22, 29, 2007
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.
WINGS; 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
:he property silua e in Highlands County, Flpr-
:Oa de ribedS '"
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: Is/ 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
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"
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-


ING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL
INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact Mr. Freddie Carino, ADA Coor-
dinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc.co.highlands.fl.us.
Requests for CART or interpreter services
should be made at least 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
Mr. Jim Brooks, Chairman
April 22, 27, 2007


1050 *e,
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
April 15, 22, 2007
LEGAL NOTICE
Notification is given that Heartland National
Bank, 320 US Highway 27 N, Sebring, Florida
33870 has filed an application with the Comp-
troller of the Currency on February 23, 2007
as specified in 12 CFR 5 for permission to re-
locate a branch office currently located at 930
US Highway 27 S., Avon Park, Florida 33825
to the proposed location of 800 W. Main St.,
Avon Park, Florida 33825. Any person wishing
to comment on this application may file com-
ments in writing with the licensing manager at
the following address: Director for District Li-
censing, Southern District, Office of the
Comptroller of Currency, 500 N. Akard Street,
Suite 1600, Dallas, TX 75201 within 15 days
of the date of this publication.
April 22, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-000056-GCS"
CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SBM WITH
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
BARBARA STRINGER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF BARBARA STRINGER; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, 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 12, DUNCHRIS ESTATES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A
795 S. Dunchris Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825-3446
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 May 15,
2007.
Any person claiming an interest in.the
surplus from the sale, if any, other thanthe
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 16th day of April, 2007.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
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 22 29.20W.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE -*.
Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-
storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.
83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid
at 10:00 A.M. on APRIL 27, 2007, at High-
lands Self Storage, Inc., 7825 S. George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33872. All units contain house-
hold goods unless otherwise noted. Any vehi-
cles within units sold for parts only.
Unit 12 Stubbs, Devin
April 22, 25, 2007
NOTICE OF DISPOSITION
ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STOR-
AGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STOR-
AGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE
PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST,
AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED
OF ON MAY 15, 2007 AT 10:00 A.M. ALL
UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD
GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
Names and unit numbers are as follows:
NAME UNIT NUMBER
Connie Loughan 122
Dustin Spears 126
Nancy Smith 201
Bobby Sizemore 224
Rory Davis 263
Imite Emile 267
Catherine Collins 348
DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY
LANDLORD'S LIEN. MANAGEMENT RE-
SERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW,
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH.
April 23, 30, 2007
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST
HEARING NO. 1585
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC
HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS
COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 8th day
of May, 2007, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as
soon thereafter as possible, in the County
Commissioners' Board Room, Highlands
County Government Center Building, 600
South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to
consider a special exception to allow commer-
cial activity directly serving agricultural pur-
suits and limited to the service of agricultural
pursuits, within the area described as follows:
Two lots on the North side of Flagler Street,
just East of the intersection with Broward Ave-
nue in Sun 'N Lake Estates, Lake Placid, 'and
legally described as follows: Lots 10 and 11,
Block 8, Sun 'N Lake Estates Acres, located in
Section 34, Township 37 South, Range 30
East, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Any person or persons interested or affected
by this change are invited to attend this hear-
ing. You may submit comments in writing to
the attention of Linda Conrad, Acting Zoning
Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida
33871-1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638,
for further information. Please reference the
above hearing number when calling or
writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF AD-
JUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEET-


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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-232
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHRISTINA H. DEWALD,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CHRIS-
TINA H. DEWALD, deceased, File Number PC
07-232, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 S. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.'
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is April 22, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ George E. Dewald
502 Lake June Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Is/ Clifford M. Ables III
FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, Ill, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
April 22, 29, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 07-204
MIDAS REALTY AND FINANCE GROUP, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH J. MARTIN and ELAINE C. MARTIN,
and all known or unknown persons claiming
under or through them, unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, graptees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under, or against
any known or unknown person who is known
to be dead or is not known to be either dead
or alive,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY
TO: Kenneth J. Martin and Elaine C. Martin
*2005 Seafare Drive
Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6L 1 P5
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on'the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 13, Block 359, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4,
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to William J. Nielander, Esquire of
William J. Nielander, P.A., 172 E. Interlake
Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, the
Plaintiffs-attorney, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled court on or be-
fore May' 21th, 2007; otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Amended Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on
the 18th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 2007


1055 Highlands
10 5 d County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
Ing published in then the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
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.,
Sebring, 33875-5803, 863-402-6523, Fax: 6735, or
by E-Mail: gsecory@hcbcc.org.
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to 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, 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
mall 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-
ere (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 treent 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

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Lawn Care. Cheap rates. FAST. Dependable
Free Est. (863) 381-2824.
LAWN SERVICE
Commercial/Residential.
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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.



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Employment


2050 Job Opportunities
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Fast growing shopper
in Arcadia. Must know Mac Computer, Quark
7 & photo shop 7. Need to be organized &
know how to construct advertisements & pag-
inate a multi page document. Fast paced envi-
Sronment. Good starting pay. Email:
angie@dancollins.biz.

2100 Help Wanted
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Earn $500+ PT to $1500+ FT
Call (615) 848-1603
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25 People Needed to Lose 5-20 Pounds in 30
Days Free Samples. Call Yolanda.
(615) 848-1603.


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2100 Help Wanted

Accounts Payable Position open in
Lake Wales. AS400 and Innovative
exp a plus. Medical, dental, 401K
Fax resume:
863-638-9646
Oakley Transport, Inc. EOE.

Administrative Assistant needed F/T 8-
4:30p.m. Monday-Friday. Experience a must.
Multi-Task and detail oriented a plus. Call Ya-
milett @ 385-0707 serious applicants need
only apply.


THE PALMS
OF SEBRING

L.P.N.'s FOR ALF
All Shifts
Sign on Bonus

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

DENTAL ASSISTANT for busy office, to apply
please call 863-382-9090 for information or
apply in person at 1735 US 27 South, Sebr-
ing.
District Director Elder Care. Do you have a
passion to serve the elderly? American Home
Companions, Florida's largest live-in compan-
ion agency, seeks entrepreneurial professio-
nals for District Director position in Highlands
County to develop new business, monitor cli-
ents and recruit & assign compassionate care
givers. Need to be organized, self motivated
and have excellent people skills. Healthcare
background is not required. Call 877-242-
2255 or email resume to jobs@AHCcares.com
DRIVER NEEDED
4-5 days per week. No DUI / Felony. Must be
at least 25. Call Yellow Cab 382-6119


EVENING ASSISTANT P/T position responsi-
ble for performing a variety of clerical and
building monitoring duties at the Public Serv-
ice Academy. Typical schedule: Monday-
Thursday, 6-10Op.m., with occasional Saturday
and Sunday shifts as needed. Hourly rate:
$8.02. Deadline: 5/1/07. Apply in Human Re-
sources, Bldg. I, South Florida Community
College. 784-7132. www.southflorida.edu.
EA/EONet. Pref.


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2100 Help Wanted
Clinical Supervisor FT. Masters degree with li-
cense and or CAP plus 2 yrs experience in
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.
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.
FT Floral Designer experienced only. Apply in
person Hobby Hill Florist. 541 North Ridge-
wood Dr. Sebring.


LABOR< FINDERS









* General Labor Construction
* CDL-A w/Hazmat
* Light Industrial All Shifts
* Carpenters w/tools
* Equipment Operators
Temporary to Permanent Postions
Available. Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work 6:00AM Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M. 6 P.M.
Applications accepted daily
with proper ID.
3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Work Place
HELP WANTED!!!
EARN EXTRA Income assembling CD cases
from home. Working with top US companies.
Start immediately. No experience necessary.
i-800-405-7619 Ext. 104
www.easvwork-areatpay com
Home Help wanted. Must be Licensed to as-
sist with bathing feeding, toileting, must be
able to lift. Must have clean drivers license
and references. $9.00/hr for detail call 863-
471-9438


Human Resources/Payroll person needed for
79 bed skilled nursing facility. Must be com-
puter literate, experience in human resources
and payroll a must. High School Grad. Apply
or fax resume to Hardee Manor Care Center
401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873
Ph:863-773-3231 Fax: 863-773-0959.


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career opportunities and increase in pay are
endless! Mgmt earning potential is up to 60
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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.amscotjobs.com or fax
your resume to 813-637-6259. EOE. Drug-
free workplace. Background checks required
Laid off? Work from home. Be your own
bo$$. First, call the Federal Trade
Commission to find out how to spot work at
home schemes, 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message
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COMMUNITY COLLEGE


2100 Help Wanted
Estimator / Sales will train must know the
building business and computer friendly
DFWP/ benefits lots of work fun job. Stewart
Construction 385-9403
LEGAL ASSISTANT/PROFESSIONAL 3 yr. Law
office exp., est. plan., probate, lit, RE. Email
resume to: elmacbeth@earthlink.net.
SLifeguards Needed for South Florida Com-
munity College's Summer Youth Camp (June,
2007 ). Must be certified Lifeguard. Hourly
rate: $8.25. Open until filled. Log on to
www.southflorida.edu or call 863-784-7132
for details. EA/EONET.PREF.


LMT/ LIC and experienced needed for medical
/personal messages at doctor's office. Nego-
tiable terms. Fax resume to 863-382-8564.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
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Associated Training Services
Lecanto, FL.
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600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33025
(863)784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL' Jobs@eouthflorida.edu
www.southflorida.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 webslte for detailed
position description.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


Highlands County Sheriff's Office ,
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5 Year Warranty
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Integrity Quality Service Professionalisr
Susan Benton, Sheriff
434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870


Cook
Prepares and helps plan meals, operates standard
cooking equipment, supervises inmates assigned to
kitchen area.
* Salary $10.00 hourly, $20,800 annually.
* High School Diploma/GED
* 12 Paid Holidays per year
* Career Development Opportunities including
Tuition Reimbursement
* Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance
* Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
* Paid State of Florida Retirement

Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218
Drug Free Workplace / E.O.E./ A.D.E.A./ Veterans Preference
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2100 Help Wanted


SLifePath Hospice
and Palliative Care



LPNS

Are you tired of heavy patient loads which
do not allow you to give the quality care
your
patients deserve?
Explore the rewards you can achieve in your
career by becoming a Hospice Nurse in our
Continuous Care department where you will
deliver ono-on-one direct patient care in the
patient's Care in the patient's home
Good Shepherd Hospice is seeking experi-
enced full-time LPNs for the following shifts:
4pm-midnight and midnight-8am. Responsi-
bilities will include central venous line site as-
sessment and flushing; patients positioning/
body alignment; dressing/cap change; medi-
cation administration; patient/family educa-
tion; phlebotomy; and wound care.
Clean driving record and reliable transporta-
tion required; and one year of Med/Surg unit
experience preferred.
Pool/PRN opportunities also available for
LPNs in the following locations:
Continuous Care (Polk/Highlands/Hardee
Counties) & home visits/LTC facility visits in
Highlands & Hardee counties
We offer a competitive benefits package, in-
cluding tuition reimbursement, free CEU's,
medical/dental/life insurance, 28 days per year
PTO plus much more! Call today!
Interested candidates, please contact Denise
Treece, Recruiter, at 800-464-3994 or 813-
357-5415 fax resume to 813-873-7695; or
visit us online at www.LPHcareers.com
EOE/DFWP
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 e-mail your resume to
lisa.hudec@tucopeat.com or fax to 239-348-
1242.

Mechanic, Paint & Body Opening
2-3 yrs exp, Exc pay pkg, med, life,
401K and much more
Apply: OAKLEY TRANSPORT, INC
101 ABC Road, Lake Wales
863-638-1435 x 504 EOE

MEDICAL ASSISTANT or LPN for Sebring and
Lake Wales offices. Basic X-ray certification a
plus or must be willing to uptain lic upon hir-
ing. Excellent benefits. The Barranco Clinic,
160 E. Lake Howard Dr., Winter Haven, FL
33881. Fax: 863-299-7666, info@barranco-
clinic.com.

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


^PdME


2100 Help Wanted
NEW CAREER OPPTY
Phone.Pro's Needed
P/T hours, F/T pay. Work
30 hrs/wk, avg. $12-$18/hr.
Health, Life, Dental Ins.
401k, profit sharing. Call for
your personal interview.
Tammy 863-452-0330.




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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

NOW HIRING:
Companies desperately need employees to as-
semble products at home. No selling, any
hours. $500 weekly potential. Information, call
1-985-646-1700 Dept. FL-6654
OUTSIDE SALES REP






FIS seeks highly motivated sales professional
with strong interpersonal skills for the Sebr-
ing area. Irrigation, landscape &/or pump exp.
pref'd. Base salary plus comission/car allow-
ance. Great benefits! E-mail resume to:
HR@irrigator.com. EOE/DFWP.
Paralegals Needed two position. Real Estate
and Personal Injury. New law firm coming to
area some, exp required, Bi-lingual plus.
Please send resume to Reply Box#2194 at
News Sun 2227 Us Hwy 27 South Sebring Fl
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:
Itopel fhredi@heartland-workforce.org

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.

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.


2100 Help Wanted
Real Estate Assistant
Licensed or willing to obtain
Real Estate License, computer literate,
able to multi task & have good customer
service skills a must,
Fax Resume to (863) 465-7130
RECEPTIONIST: For law firm in LP. F/T. Fa-
miliar with word and outlook. Excellent Ph.
and people skills. $9.00 per hour. Send re-
sumes to ptkpa@earthlink.net or fax to 863-
465-6022.

RNs & LPNs

CNAs
Join a 48 year
tradition of caring! We're
the best and want the
best! Don't accept
another.offer until you've
talked to us!
Apply at: 725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870 or
Fax 385-2385
or E-mail:
palmshr@yahoo.com
EOE/DFWP






THE PALMS
OF SLE BR ING
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: 863-773-32315
Fax:863-773-0959
Sales Person needed for sales team In the
Sebring Lakes Development
New Community Consisting of Modle Home
row Real Estate Licenses needed. Call Mike
Sanders 863-202-5154.
Sales Person needed for sales team In the
Sebring Lakes Development
New Community Consisting of Modle Home
row Real Estate Licenses 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
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
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


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2100 Help Wanted
Technicians, Hvac Installers and Helpers. Full
Time. Benefits and 401 available. Apply in per-
son Mon-Fri 8-12. 11'6 W. Interlake Blvd. in
Lake Placid. Call 863-699-1411.

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

THE GEO GROUP INC.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE,
DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE,
& 401K RETIREMENT
*CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
*SERGEANT
*MAJOR (Chief of Security)
*ACADEMIC INSTRUCTOR
*MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
*RN
*SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
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
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. Kelly
863-452-0330.

2 5O Part-time
2 15 Employment
PROOFREADER for Court Reporter must have
great English skills. Call 863-382-3400
THERE IS
SOMETHING
NEW UNDER
THE SUN
When placing your help wanted ad, the News-
Sun now has the capability of placing your
logo in the ad. Using your logo enhances the
appearance of your ad. So when faxing your
ad copy to us, also fax us a copy of your logo
and we will place it in your ad as well. Or
when calling ask the Advisor about having
your logo included.
CALL CLASSIFIED
THEY WORK
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Bills, School, New Housing, Business. AS
SEEN ON T.V. Lve Operators! CALL NOW!
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SUNSHINE STAFFING IUS IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
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8'u 81" U2S South keys Plaa, Sebring 382-4994



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Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927
S"- \\- uiinlth\ have openings in our Packing/Mailroom
apartment. Hours vary with each
publication. Core days are Tuesday,
-4 \\ I. lnesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
,tart times are generally early evening
?. hours. No experience necessary.Ability
to lift bundles and work on your feet a
i--, must, some mechanical aptitude
_- helpful. Stop by our office and
S fill out an application or call
S Joe at 385-6155 extension 536.




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. I
Interested parties should s _.
complete an application at the I
News-Sun, Monday through
Friday 9am-5pm or fax resume to '/f
Chip Wigginton at 385-1954.

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BECOMING A News-Sun
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For just a fe,' hours a nighl. three nmrnc per v.eek. ,,ou cin -rInjo -, thI IL cI-L a.dl in Icome Ireed ,.i an.I
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and hae ready access to a telephone or cell phone.

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ready. Appraise $207K ask $180K.
Lake Placid 3/2, 2002. By school, lake + park.
$2,000 cash back! ONLY $129K.
MUST SELL! MAKE OFFER! (954) 839-8725
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For Sale by Owner 2BR/1BA CBS. Well located N.C. MOUNTAINS Banyan Woods /
@ corner of Verona and Circle on oversited lot Log cabins $119,900 E-Z to finish 3/2. ments available. S
in Avon Park. Carport Fl. Rm. Washer/Dryer, 10 acre-creek $99,900 Handicapped ava
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For Sale By Owner, Placid Lakes.
2BD/2BA/1CG Newly remodeled, Tile through-
out, New cabinets, Great price, Make an offer
(407)-854-9499.
Huge 4bed/4Bath Pool home w/access to Lake
Grassy! Beautiful like new condition. 2 Mas-
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4080 Homes for Sale
0 4Sebring
3BR/1.5BA Completely remodeled, like new.
Great home and neighborhood. 925 LaGrande
Blvd, (off scenic Hwy). $134,000. 863-381-
5229 or 863-381-3481


GOLFCOURSE HOME 2 or 3/2/2 great home,
view and neighborhood. 757 Golfside Lane.
$219,900 Call 863-381-3481 or 381-5229

1 2O Villas & Condos
4120' For Sale
Condo For Sale or Lease 2BR/2BA on Lake
Jackson, tile thru out. Call 863-273-2117

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

4300 Out-of-Town Property
BUY ** TIMESHARE RESALES** Save 60-
80% OFF RETAIL! BEST RESORTS & SEA-
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mit County.
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596 US 27 North, Avon Park (863) 452-1205 or (877) 452-1205 MLS'
"A MOST TEMPTING BUY!" 2 bedroom, 2 bath, golf course
and pool community, lanai, oversized garage and workshop,
furnished ................................................... $169,900 (NS194725)
"WALK TO LAKE OLIVIA" 2/2/2 on '/2 acres. Priced to sell
............................. ............ $149,900 (NS194679)
"VIEW OF LAKE OLIVIA" 3/2/2 with view of Lake Olivia,
all ceramic tile and carpet floors, spacious eat-in kitchen plus din-
ing area, 12X26 family room, 12X24 screened porch w/vinyl
panels, Smith Built shed w/electric, bonus 31 full bath in garage,
shows great ...................................$204,900 (NS194749)
"ONE OF A KIND!" 2BR end unit villa, no association fees or
age restrictions, eat-in kitchen with pantry, den or family room,
one car garage ............................................ $67,900 (NS194768)
"VILLA NEAR FL HOSPITAL" 3/2/1, each bedroom has a
walk-in closet, tile throughout, carpeted bedrooms. Very nice and
clean ...................................................... $149,900 (NS193804)


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Office: (863) 382-2000 Cell: (863) 414-7281
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privacy!! Inside utility, 2 car garage, nicely landscaped yard fenced? Then
don't miss this updated newly painted in and out beautifully decorated
home, newer A/C, newer appliances. New roof 2005, extra lot in back.
MLS#193709 *289,000


3+ garage, pole barn, much,
much, more.

MLS#192628
$665,000


Iesirealie LaKe Haven Estates
home with pool and view of golf
course. 2 bedrooms, den, kitchen,
DR and large living room.

MLS#185331
$259,000
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TENNESSEE ACREAGE 4 Tracts approxi-
mately 10/acres. Only $75,000 or can be
bought whole. Near Oak Ridge and Knoxville.
Beautiful running creek, electric on property.
Call Chris 865-566-0423
TENNESSEE PREMIER Land Sales! 1-3 ac.
homesites. Waterfalls, lakes, bluffs & utilities:
Horseback riding, golf, fishing, white water
rafting. Owner financing, low down. Starting
$19,9001 1-888-281-2158;
www.TNLots.com
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buy, sell and rent timeshares. No Commis-
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go to www.buyatimeshare.com


5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5 5 For Sale
1988 Highline RV Trailer. 31ft long. Complete-
ly furnished. In good condition. $4,900 Call
863-452-1076


Current Listings
$82,500 2/2 has large kitchen &
morning room -1100 sq. ft. under
air w/front lanai on corner lot. (L416)

186,900 2/2 1300 sq. ft. split floor
plan home w/eat-in kitchen, beautiful-
ly landscaped, large corner lot. (L266)

$98,500 2/21420 sq.ft.home
w/front kitchen, has carpet & 2 car
garage, Front Florida Room. (L596)

'112,900 3/21568 sq.ft. Like new
split floor plan home w/laminate
floors, jacuzzi tub & great curb
appeal. (Ll193)

863-386-4545
www.tanglewd.com
For More Selection

ESTATE SALE/ 1974 Jami Mobile home,
12x56 feet located in Sebring, Fl. Home is lo-
cated in 55+ mobile park with access to Lake
Jackson. Home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Two
large screen rooms, large storage shed and
carport. Home is fully furnished, including
pots and pans and 32 inch television. Bed-
room suite in one bedroom is expensive cher-
ry wood. Several uninventoried tools in stor-
age shed. All items remain with home. Home
is ideally situated near bank, Walmart, Lowes,
Home Depot, and many fine restaurants. Lot
rent in 2007 is $160.00 per month and in-
cludes water. Rent is paid until Jan. 1st 2008.
Home is priced much lower than comparable
homes in area. Sqllii-,] ",pri-e : ji'. 500.)ii
cor more iniuiiTI1io . ,jrrlTiall
wiipi, l .. jrl,.,r.-m ji rT, m l i:r .:,il 3a"n; ,o
" l I,, rir L ,ijT i',i', : r, , I-, I ti 'i-'. -'1 4
863-214-6408, 863-253-1531. After May 1st,
call 606-561-8535.
FRANCIS II MHP: 2BR/2BA, Florida room,
computer room, screened porch, all new
kitchen cabinet, new fridge, stove, & dish-
washenr. 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

Priced To Sell. 2BR, Den, air into carpeted la-
nai, vinyl fence for dog, Insulated/finished
2CR grge, Many extras including new tile firs
and mature landscaping. Beautiful tanglewood
community. Asking $99,900. Ask about re-
bate. 863-382-6687 or 863-214-4680.
SEBRING: OWNER financing in family park,
SW & DW homes available, use tax check for
down payment. 385-0417
S1 0 Mobile Homes
5'5 For Rent
3BR/21BA 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.
Mobile Home for rent. 2BR/1.5BA. on 2.5
acres. Central air. $425 month. Call 863-465-
0679.
SEBRIiNG FRANCIS 55+ park. 2/2/1 and Flori-
da room. $575/mo also 2/1. Florida room
$525/mo. Both furnished. Call 863-235-0152
St. Agnes area. Lg. 3BR/2BA. Mobile home on
it's own lot. Nice and some furniture, stove
and refrigerator. Washer/Dryer. Carport and
Shed. Small pet, Non-inside smoker, Central
heat and air. $600 deposit, $600 rent, 1 yr
lease. Call 863-382-8950.
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
1BR/2BA. Completely Remodeled. Tile
throughout, No pets. $525 per month. $1,425
to move in. Call 453-0414
i10 f Villas & Condos
6OIO For Rent
FOR RENT 2/1 fully furnished villa in Las
Palms resort, 600 East Canfield St. $795/mo
Call 305-215-0490
6150 Furnished
6 I V Apartments
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY, Spring Lake area
all utilities included, $120 per week. $300 se-
curity deposit, (863)655-4610.

Small 1 BR, upstairs, non-smoker deposit
S$150. rent $425. 385-1806


Unfurnished
Apartments
Apartments has 1BR apart-
Starting at $404.00. Also 1BR
ilable. Call 863-452-0800.
day & Thursday, or Tuesday
35-4264 both 9-4p.m. Equal
iity.


Brae Locke Villas
1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.
Monthly rent beginning at $551
plus utilities.
Rental Info & Applications
Brae Locke Villas, 4071 Thunderbird Road
1:00-6:OOPM, Mon.-Fri
Sebring call 382-6216
(TOODD 1-800-955-8771)
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
( TODD 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

6250 Furnished Houses
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
3/2 Partially furnished house, fully tiled, wash-
er & dryer, large screened in back patio. Avail-
able May 1st. $1,000 month (1st, last, sec)
Call Minerva 305-528-7020

6300 -Unfurnished Houses





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6300 Unfurnished Houses 6550 Warehousesfor Rent


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FOR 9 MONTHS


2/2 Canal to Jackson. Newly Refurbished.
Corner lot. Washer/Dryer. $765.00. Call 863-
385-4147.
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. $1100 per month.
954-821-4192
DOUBLE SPECIAL Sebring 2007 house 2BR/1
1/2BA plus mother-in-law apt 1Br/1 BA. Sepa-
rate entrance. Both for only $890/mo Please
call Jean at 863-414-0686 in Spanish call
305-304-1920
For Rent a new 3/2/2 in Sebring $1100/plus
sec. 3/1 in Sebring $750/plus sec. 863-385-
6520
For Rent available May 1st. Avon Park Lakes
area new home. 3BR/2BA. 2450 sqft. $1500 a
month, negotiable. Call 863-635-1542.
For Rent Lake home. 2BR/2BA. Sunroom,
T.V. Rm, 2CG. $1500 mo. Most utilities Pd.
$1,000 Security Dep. Some restrictions Apply.
Call 863-655-5396.
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.
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
or 863- 441-2844.
RENTTO OWN
Brand New construction Leisure
Lakes 3/2/2. Over size corner, lots
of privacy. Call 239-898-1108 for
lease option details will allow pets.
SEBRING 2/2 CBS Home, Pool,garage and
shed. Rent $1000.00 Per Month
Duplexes- 3/2 CBS for rent (New) Rent is
$900 Per Month. First Month and Security due
on acceptance. Call 561-691-1156

SEBRING- LAKEFRONT 3/2 w/carport and ga-
rage $1200/mo. Call 863-655-3504

6320 Seasonal Property

SEBRING/LORIDA. Direct Lake Front. Spec-
tacular view. 30,000 acre lake, best fishing,
Remodeled 2/2, boathouse. Monthly or week-
ly. Call 1-954-683-2407.

6550 Warehousesfor 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 Broker
Call Jim Wood 863-449-0006.


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7020 Auctions


PUBLIC
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SAT. APRIL 28, 2007
AT 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: 3012 BEECH ST. IN
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OFF US 27 SO. TAKE LAKE JUNE RD.
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DECOY'S, ROD-REELS AND TACKLE
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3" MAG LIGHTING MODEL OVER AND
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NEEDS HAMMER, LOTS OF OTHER ITEMS
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7030 Estate Sales
Chen's Estate Sale. 1181 Lake Lotela Dr.
Avon Park. 27 to SFCC College Dr. Turn left
to Memorial Dr. Right on Lake Lotela Dr.
Tues-Thurs. 8-5p.m. Antiques, Late 1800's
Eastlake Cabinet, Matching sofa, love seat
and chair, China. Cabinet and server, Large
desk, Stereo cabinet, 3 Book cases, King bed-
room set, Twin bedroom set, Chair and otto-
man, Vanity, Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer
Bar stools, Baby crib, Clothes and accesso-
ries, 3 dressers, Dishes, Linens, Silver lynox
Waterford, Daum, Jewelry, Rugs, Sm appli-
ances, Books, Lovely blue sofa, Professiona
women clothing size 14-16, Art work, Lamps,
Christmas, Air guns, Grinder, Tools, Vice,
Boys bike, Small air compressor, Large fan,
Elect. Type writer, Fax machine, and Sears air
purifier. Come check it out.


7040 Appliances
FRIGIDAIRE SIDE by side 22:6 cu. ft white
ref- freezer w/ auto ice/ water dispenser.
$700.00 (863)699-6930
HV..'E ':.,OIMETHIr' TO SELL
THAT I'H 1 : lr ji<_ lJ'1 '
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
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8C Sunday, April 22, 2007

7100 TV, Radio,& 7180


52" High Definition Flat Screen T.V. with
stand. Excellent condition. $800.00. Moving.
Call 863-441-1654.

7 140 Computers & Supplies
NEED A NEW COMPUTER?
Bad Credit- No Problem!
Buy new computer Now/ Pay for it later.
new Computers/ Laptops/ from $20/ month
Call Now 1-800-311-1977

7 180 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
Home Depot
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Antique Round oak dining
$375 call 863-443-0841


Furniture 7260 Musical Merchandise
g table with 5 chairs, Wurlitzer Spinet piano, dark oak, excellent
condition $750. Call 863-443-0841


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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. wash dinette set' ............'195.95
Sofa & Loveseat (2 sets) ..............'295
5 pc. dinette set '195
Recliners ..'...............................$99.95
Electric 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
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Sunday, April 22, 2007 www.newssun.com Section D
High School Track & Field


Devils Ware qualifies for state in three events


By DANIEL R. HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.comrn
FROSTPROOF Avon
Park's Alex Ware is taking
another trip to the state track
competition, but now with an
even more expanded portfo-
lio.
"I've made it in the hurdles
events, before," Ware said.
"But this will be the first time
in the high jump."
In the day-long District 3-
2A Regional Finals at
Frostproof, the top four fin-
ishers in each track and field
event would qualify to move
on to state and while Ware
was the only local athlete to
advance, her trifecta helped
brighten the day.
Clearing 5 feet-2 in the
high jump, she equaled Asha
Tavernier of Naples' Golden
Gate, but took one more
attempt, netting her the final
qualifying spot.


Ware was also a fourth-
place finisher in the 300-
meter hurdles, edging out
Hardee's Andrea Parkinson
by .01 seconds with her 47.77
to Parkinson's 47.78.
She was relatively close to
third place as well, just .11
seconds behind Merline
Jacques of Golden Gate.
The 100-meter hurdles
would earn Ware a third-place
ribbon with her time of 15.58,
safely ahead of Jacques'
15.81 and close on the heels
of Parkinson's 15.42.
Her individual point total
on the day was 16, which by
itself would have put Avon
Park in 17th place among the
27 girls teams.
Additional points were
contributed by the fifth-place
finish in the discus throw by
F. Finnikin, with a toss of 87-
05 for four points.


Finnikin's throw was less
than a foot short of the final
state qualifying spot held by
Golden Gate's Kasandra Jean-
Louis whose toss went 88-02.
Kristin Kuh also.tacked on
a point with her eighth-place
finish in the pole vault.
Kuh set a school record
when she cleared 8-06, and
her vault was equal in height
to the third through eighth
place finishers it was just in
the number of attempts that
decided the final placings.
With all points accumulat-
ed, the Lady Red Devils
totaled 21 points, good for
13th place, to put them in the
top-half of the regional meet.
Not to mention, an out-
standing athlete in Alex Ware
who will represent Avon Park
at the state competition,
Saturday, April 28 at
Showailter ,Field in Winter'
Park.


News-Sun photo by DANIEL HOEHNE
Avon Park's Alex Ware stays ahead of the competition as she clears the next hurdle in the
100-meter hurdles. Ware would qualify for the state meet in three events, the 100-hurdles,
the 300-hurdles and the high jump.


High School Softball


tra-inning


thriller


Godfrey belts another game-winner to lift Streaks to title


By JEFF CANTWELL
Sports Writer
AVON PARK Folks hadn't even
quit talking about Chastiju Godfrey's
game-winning 2 RBI double she had
the previous night, sending the Lady
Blue Streaks to Friday night's
District championship game with
Braden River when the versatile
senior delivered a walkoff single to
right field to drive in Sami Lower for
a 6-5 victory in the bottom of the
ninth inning.
If not for Godfrey's clutch blast
Thursday, Sebring's amazing season
would have been over.
Instead, by coming back the next
night and slugging the second
straight extra-inning winning hit in
the postseason
Sebring might even impress
Yankees slugger A-
Rod after securing
6 the Streaks their
Braden River third district title in
the last five years.
Regardless,
Godfrey, who got
Sebring's 14th and
final hit on Friday, is to the Streaks
what Alex Rodriguez is to the
Yankees the hitter that fans want up
to bat when they're down to their
final out.
Now Sebring survives again and
hosts Bartow at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the
first round of the regional playoffs.
Sebring (21-2 overall) jumped out
to a 5-0 lead in the first two innings,
but Braden River came back with
four runs in the fifth and one in the
sixth to send the game into extra
innings.
The Lady Streaks squandered scor-
ing chances in,the seventh and eighth
innings, when Pricilla Adams dou-
bled to open the fifth and was left
stranded, and Hannah Shoop led off
the eighth with a single and advanced


News-Sun photo by JEFF CANTWELL
The Lady Blue Streaks proudly, and elatedly, pose with their District trophy after edging Braden River, 6-5, in
nine innings Friday night.


to third on an errant bunt by Godfrey,
but both runners were left stranded.
The Lady Streaks were through
playing around in the ninth, however,
when Lower .and winning pitcher
Kendall Carson ripped one-out sin-
gles to right field.
Lady Pirates pitcher Krista Wells
struck out the next batter, bringing
Shoop to the plate with two out.
Shoop walked and then Godfrey


stepped up and blooped her humon-
gous base hit to shallow right field
just inside the line.
"It feels awesome," Godfrey said
of the hit and the game moments after
getting mobbed by her teammates. "I
guess it makes up for all the strikes. I
was shaking so bad, and I know I felt
bad for Hannah for her to be up
there. And then I was up there; it felt
really good though. Two big hits in


two nights ... all for the team, all for
thb team."
According to Sebring head coach
Lee Tolar, he was never in doubt that
his Streaks would win the game.
"I just knew some way, somehow,
we were gonna get that run," said
Tolar, who along with veteran pitch-
ing coach Larry Johnson, coached
Sebring to the Regional Finals in
See STREAKS, page 6D


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Sports

movies: the

final chapter

So here we go, an analysis
of the "Top 53 Reviewed
Sports Movies" as shown on.
rottontomatoes.com.
I can't go into detail on
each one, since, with 53 of
them, this would be one
extra-long column, but I do
have to at least start with No.
53, Talladega Nights.
Yes, that's right, the Will
Ferrell NASCAR comedy.
Funny movie, sure, but not
too sure I'd include this in a
top list of sports movies.
If they felt a need to have
a car-racing movie, I'm sure
there were others that were a
better representation of the
sport (although for some rea-
son the only one I can think
of off the top of my head is
Days of Thunder, which is
not on the list).
No. 52 is Remember the
Titans, with my only com-
plaint being that it should
have been much higher.
The Tony-Hawk-inspired
Ultimate X Games is next, at
number 51.
Haven't seen it, but I'm
sure it's pretty cool, and
shows extreme sports at an
early point of growing into
mainstream.
Cool Runnings and
Caddyshack are up next, 50
and 49 respectively both
comedies, one based on a
true story. Odd that the one
that is based on the true
story is less compelling than
the one that is just an out-
and-out uproarious farce.
White Men Can't Jump
and Rocky Balboa (Rocky
VI) are at 48 and 47, and you
won't get much argument
here, even if I haven't seen
the final Sly slugfest I've
heard good things.
Seabiscuit is 46th and I
might even say that's a little
low. It took me a while to
see it after all, how
enthralling could a movie
about a horse be? But I was
very pleasantly surprised at
See MOVIES, page 3D


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2D Sunday, April 22, 2007


ON DECK


STATS & STANDINGS


MONDAY:Tennis (Tiffany Gregor/Bailey Barben) at State,TBA
TUESDAY: Baseball vs. Booker at Sebring (Districts), 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball at Sebring (Districts) Team TBA, 4 p.m.; Track (Alex Ware) at State
Tournament,TBA.


7, MONDAY, APR. 23: Baseball at Lakeland (DistrictToumament),TBA.

Lake Placid





3TUESDAY: Softball vs. Bartow (Regional), 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Hardee/DeSoto (District), 7 p.m.

Sebring


SPORTS BRIEFS


STARS take to tennis courts
AVON PARK Special STARS will
be kicking off a tennis league this
Saturday at South Florida Community
College tennis courts.
Athletes with physical and mental dis-
abilities will be training from 9-11 a.m.
this Saturday, April 28 and May 5. The
final day will be a competition day where
ribbons.will be presented and an awards
ceremony will take place at Homer's
Smorgasbord afterwards. There is no
charge for special athletes to compete.
Volunteers who are knowledgable in
tennis are encouraged to contact Cindy
Marshall at 452-6607 to help. Special
STARS provides sports and recreational
training and competition for more than
200 children and adults with physical
and mental disabilities in Highlands
County. Athletes must have a medical
and release on file with the organization.
Basketball league for STARS
AVON PARK Special STARS will
offer a basketball league for athletes with
physical and mental disabilities from 9-
11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 19 and 26, at
the Avon Park Recreation Center.
Athletes will learn the basics of the
game with two different levels of the
sport being taught. The first hour will be
for those athletes who are wanting to
l: learn the fundamentals of the game and
the second hour will be for those wishing
to compete. Awards will be presented the
last day. There is no charge for special
athletes to compete.
Volunteers who are knowledgable in
basketball are encouraged to contact
Cindy Marshall at 452-6607 to help.
Special STARS provides sports and
recreational training and competition for
more than 200 children and adults with
physical and mental disabilities in
Highlands County. Athletes must have a
medical and release on file with the
organization.
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.

SFCC Panther Baseball Camp
set for May 30-June 1
The SFCC Panther baseball camp will
be taking place May 30-June 1 and will
be directed by head coach Rick Hitt.
The camp is designed to provide quali-
ty baseball instruction, with emphasis on
fundamentals and improvement in all
areas of the game.
Each day, campers will have the
opportunity to improve their skills and
baseball knowledge with the help of a
qualified staff.
The staff also includes Panther assis-
tant coaches Darrell Heckman and Mike
Metcalf as well as high school, college
and professional baseball instructors.
Cost of the camp is $100, with each
additional family member costing $85 and
registration can be done by mailing an
application and consent and release form.

HISTORY


Registration can also be done over the
phone to the following campus phone
numbers at ext. 7036: Sebring/Avon Park
863-784-7036, Lake Placid 863-465-
5300, DeSoto 863-494-7500 or Hardee
863-773-2252.
Each of the three days of the camp
will include drills, instruction, games,
trivia, hitting analysis, snacks and swim-
ming pool activities.
Campers are asked to bring glove, cap,
any baseball attire, swim suit and towel.
Kiwanis Charities Golf Classic
approaching
SEBRING The Kiwanis Charities
Golf Classic will be Saturday, May 5, at
Sun 'N Lake Golf and Country Club.
The two-person scramble will have an
8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $75
per player, which includes continental
breakfast, food and beverages on the
course, cart use, greens fees and a gener-
ous lunch.
The field will be flighted according to
team handicap and each team will play
"best ball." First prize in each flight/per
person will be $100 cash; second place,
$75 cash; and third place, $50 cash.
There will also be longest drive and clos-
est to the pin competition, awarding $50
cash each. Hole-in-one competition will
be on each of the four par 3's. Hole-in-
one sponsor Alan Jay Automotive
Network has made available a 2007
Chevy Malibu, 36 dozen Nike Power
Distance golf balls, a five-day, four-night
vacation stay at Fairmont Resorts, a Nike
SasQuatch Driver and a GMC Smart
Pack. Mr. Pete Coughlin of Cohan Radio
Group has put up $2,000 as a hole-in-one
sponsor.
A practice round is available on Friday
afternoon for $15. Call the Pro Shop at
Sun 'N Lake at 385-4830.
All proceeds go to serving the children
of Highlands County. For more informa-
tion or to register players or purchase T-
Sign sponsorship, call Kathryn at 835-
0230 or Wib at 835-0234.
Citrus Golf Day coming May 24
at Placid Lakes
LAKE PLACID Highlands County
Citrus Growers Association and Heartland
National Bank present Citrus Golf Day
2007 on Thursday, May 24, at Placid
Lakes Country Club in Lake Placid.,
Lunch is at noon, followed by check-in'
and 1 p.m. shotgun start. There will also
be post tournament hors d'ouevres, water,
soft drinks and beer on course.
Team Foursome fee of $260 includes
four players and lunch. $50 gift certifi-,
cates awarded to the winners of special
events: Long Drive' and Closest to the
Pin for A, B, C and D handicap players.
Range balls and participation prize raf-
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For additional information, call 385-
8091. Send check payable to: HCCGA,
6419 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33876.
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 Webber campus.
The open try-out is held for any high
school seniors or Junior College players
who are 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.

LESSON


5 YEARS AGO
April 23, 2002: The Avon Park Lady Devils advanced to the District 11-3A final against DeSoto with
a 7-1 win over Hardee.The defending district champs advanced behind the pitching of Allison Kelly who
allowed just an unearned run in the first before the Devil offense kicked into gear with three hits from
Meghann Jackson and two apiece from Kaley Duke and Ashley Belcher.
15 YEARS AGO
April 24, 1992: Ryan Magnuson fired a 74 at the Heartland Conference golf championship for
medalist honors to lead the Blue Streaks to their 17th consecutive conference title. Ken Baker shot a 77,
Scott Brown a 78 and Shane Foote an 84 for a team total of 313, easily outdistancing DeSoto (348),
Lake Placid (378) and Hardee (385).


Avon Park
Avon Park


San Francisco 4, Arizona 2
L.A. Dodgers 10, Pittsburgh 2
Saturday's Games
Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, late
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, late
Arizona at San Francisco, late
Houston at Milwaukee, late
Washington at Florida, late
Philadelphia at Cincinnati, late
San Diego at Colorado, late
Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, late
Sunday's Games
Washington (Williams 0-3) at Florida
(Mitre 0-2), 1:05 p.m.
Atlanta (Smoltz 2-1) at N.Y. Mets
(Glavine 3-1), 1:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (Garcia 0-1) at Cincinnati
(Belisle 2-0), 1:15 p.m.


Major League Baseball
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 10 5 .667 -
Baltimore 9 7 .563 1/2
New York 8 7 .533 2
Toronto 8 8 .500 2/2
Tampa Bay 6 10 .375 4'/
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Minnesota 10 6 .625 -
Detroit 9 7 .563 1
Cleveland 7 6 .538 1'/2
Chicago 8 7 .533 V1
Kansas City 5 11 .313 5
West Division
W L Pct GB
Oakland 9 7 .563 -
Los Angeles 7 9 .438 2
Seattle 5 7 .417 2
Texas 6 10 .375 3

Friday's Games
Boston 7, N.Y. Yankees 6
Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit 4
Baltimore 5, Toronto 4
Cleveland 4, Tampa Bay 3
Oakland 16, Texas 4
Kansas City 11, Minnesota 7
L.A. Angels 8, Seattle 4
Saturday's Games
Chicago White Sox at Detroit, late
Minnesota at Kansas City, late
N.Y. Yankees at Boston, late
Toronto at Baltimore, late
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, late
Oakland at Texas, late
Seattle at L.A. Angels, late
Sunday's Games
Chicago White Sox (Garland 0-1) at
Detroit (Verlander 1-0), 1:05 p.m.
Toronto (Chacin 2-0) at Baltimore
(Trachsel 0-1), 1:35 p.m.
Cleveland (Westbrook 0-2) at Tampa
Bay (Shields 1-0), 1:40 p.m.
Minnesota (Ortiz 3-0) at Kansas City
(De La Rosa 1-1), 2:10 p.m.
Oakland (Gaudin 1-0) at Texas (Tejeda
2-1), 3:05 p.m.
Seattle (Weaver 0-2) at L.A. Angels
(E.Santana 1-2), 3:35 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Wright 1-0) at Boston
(Matsuzaka 1-2), 8:05 p.m.

LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-VGuerrero, Los Angeles,
.388; Polanco, Detroit, .382; Mauer,
Minnesota, .377; Hafner, Cleveland,
.375; JDrew, Boston, .375; ARodriguez,
New York, .371; Johjima, Seattle, .361.
RUNS-ARodriguez, New York, 20;
Sizemore, Cleveland, 16; Kinsler, Texas,
14; DeJesus, Kansas City, 14; Mauer,
Minnesota, 14; BAbreu, New York, 14;
Jeter, New York, 14.
RBI-ARodriguez, New York, 30;
Cuddyer, Minnesota, 15; Kinsler, Texas,
14; Mora, Baltimore, 14; DOrtiz,
Boston, 13; VGuerrero, Los Angeles,
13; BAbreu, New York, 13.
HITS-Polanco, Detroit, 26; DeJesus,
Kansas City, 24; ARodriguez, New York,
23; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 21; BAbreu,
New York, 21; Jeter, New York, 21;
Mauer, Minnesota, 20; Tejada,
Baltimore, 20.
DOUBLES-THunter, Minnesota, 10;
AHill, Toronto, 7; VWells, Toronto, 7;
MOrdonez, Detroit, 7; Clayton, Toronto,
7.
TRIPLES-TPena, Kansas City, 4; Buck,
Oakland, 2; Granderson, Detroit, 2.
HOME RUNS-ARodriguez, New York,
12; Kinsler, Texas, 7; DOrtiz, Boston, 5;
Thome, Chicago, 5.
STOLEN BASES-BRoberts, Baltimore,
6; Sizemore, Cleveland, 4; THunter,
Minnesota, 4; BAbreu, New York, 4;
Lofton, Texas, 4.
PITCHING (3 Decisions)-Ledezma,
Detroit, 3-0, 1.000, 2.89; Sabathia,
Cleveland, 3-0, 1.000, 2.25; Beckett,
Boston, 3-0, 1.000, 1.50; ROrtiz,
Minnesota, 3-0, 1.000, 2.05; Bedard,
Baltimore, 3-1, .750, 5.40; JoSantana,
Minnesota, 3-1, .750, 3.00.
STRIKEOUTS--JoSantana, Minnesota,
32; Sabathia, Cleveland, 27; DCabrera,
Baltimore, 26; Bedard, Baltimore, 25;
Matsuzaka, Boston, 24; Kazmir, Tampa
Bay, 24; Blanton, Oakland, 21;
Bonderman, Detroit, 21; Lackey, Los
Angeles, 21; Meche, Kansas City, 21.
SAVES-TJones, Detroit, 7; Borowski,
Cleveland, 6; Ray, Baltimore, 5; Jenks,
Chicago, 5; FrRodriguez, Los Angeles,
5; Nathan, Minnesota, 5; Reyes, Tampa
Bay, 5.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 11 5 .688 -
New York 10 5 .667 /2
Florida 6 10 .375 5
Washington 6 11 .353 5'/
Philadelphia 4 11 .267 6Y2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Houston 9 6 .600 -
Milwaukee 9 7 .563 1k
Cincinnati 9 8 .529 1
St. Louis 7 9 .438 2'
Pittsburgh 6 9 .400 3
Chicago 6 10.375 3/2
West Division
W L Pet GB
Los Angeles 12 5 .706 -
San Diego 10 7 .588 2
Arizona 10 8 .556 2'1
San Francisco 7 8 .467 4
Colorado 7 10 .412 5

Friday's Games
St. Louis 2, Chicago Cubs 1
Washington 6, Florida 5, 14 innings
Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 3
Cincinnati 2, .Philadelphia 1, 10 innings
Houston 6, Milwaukee 5
San Diego 11, Colorado 1


Houston (Oswalt 3-0) at Milwaukee
(Bush 1-1), 2:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright 1-1) at Chicago
Cubs (Miller 0-1), 2:20 p.m.
San Diego (Maddux 1.-1) at Colorado
(Hirsh 1-1), 3:05 p.m.
Arizona (Owings 1-1) at San Francisco
(Cain 0-1), 4:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Gorzelanny 2-0) at L.A.
Dodgers (Tomko 0-0), 4:10 p.m.

LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-OHudson, Arizona, .389;
Alou, New York, .377; HaRamirez,
Florida, .373; ARamirez, Chicago, .367;
DeLee, Chicago, .367; Rowand,
Philadelphia, .352; Beltran, New York,
.350.
RUNS-JBReyes, New York, 18;
Weeks, Milwaukee, 17; CJones, Atlanta,
15; HaRamirez, Florida, 14; Pierre,
Los Angeles, 14; Three tied with 13.
RBI-CaLee, Houston, 17; Beltran, New
York, 17; Francoeur, Atlanta, 16;
OHudson, Arizona, 16; AGonzalez, San
Diego, 14; MiCabrera, Florida, 13;
MGiles, San Diego, 13; Bymes, Arizona,
13; Garciaparra, Los Angeles, 13.
HITS-OHudson, Arizona, 28; Byrnes,
Arizona, 24; Holliday, Colorado, 23;
JBReyes, New York, 22; AGonzalez, San
Diego, 22; MGiles, San Diego, 22;
FLopez, Washington, 22; DeLee,
Chicago, 22; BGiles, San Diego, 22.
DOUBLES-KGreene, San Diego, 8;
Church, Washington, 7; Utley,
Philadelphia, 7; OHudson, Arizona, 7;
DeLee, Chicago, 7; DYoung,
Washington, 7.
TRIPLES-JBReyes, New York, 4;
Weeks, Milwaukee, 3; DRoberts, San
Francisco, 3; HaRamirez, Florida, 2;
Amezaga, Florida, 2; Aurilia, San
Francisco, 2; 34 are tied with 1.
HOME RUNS-Rollins, Philadelphia, 6;
Hamilton, Cincinnati, 5; CaLee,
Houston, 5; CJones, Atlanta, 5.
STOLEN BASES--JBReyes, New York,
8; Pierre, Los Angeles, 7; Theriot,
Chicago, 5; HaRamirez, Florida, 5;
KMatsui, Colorado, 5; Burke, Houston,
5; Byrnes, Arizona, 5; DRoberts, San
Francisco, 5.
PITCHING (3 Decisions)-RHill,
Chicago, 3-0, 1.000, .41; Peavy, San
Diego, 3-0, 1.000, 2.13; Oswalt,
Houston, 3-0, 1.000, 2.89; Penny, Los
Angeles, 3-0, 1.000, .89; THudson,.
Atlanta, 3-0, 1.000, .62; Willis, Florida,
3-1, .750, 4.87; Wolf, Los Angeles, 3-
1, .750, 3.37; Looper, St. Louis, 3-1,
.750, 2.08; TGlavine, New York, 3-1,
.750, 2.70.
STRIKEOUTS-Lilly, Chicago, 30;
Webb, Arizona, 28; Wolf, Los Angeles,
25; Lohse, Cincinnati, 23; CVargas,
Milwaukee, 22; Harang, Cincinnati, 22;
BMyers, Philadelphia, 22; KWells, St.
Louis, 22.
SAVES-Valverde, Arizona, 7; Saito,
Los Angeles, 6; FCordero, Milwaukee,
5; STorres, Pittsburgh, 5; Wickman,'
Atlanta, 5; Weathers, Cincinnati, 5.

NBA

Playoff Glance
FIRST ROUND
(Best of 7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit vs. Orlando
Saturday: Orlando at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Monday: Orlando at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Detroit at Orlando, 8 p.m.
Saturday: Detroit at Orlando, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1: Orlando at Detroit,
TBD, if necessary
Thursday, May 3: Detroit at Orlando,
TBD, if necessary
Saturday, May 5: Orlando at Detroit,
TBD, if necessary
Cleveland vs. Washington
Sunday: Washington at Cleveland,
12:30 p.m.


Wednesday: Washington at Cleveland, 8
p.m.
Saturday: Cleveland at Washington,
5:30 p.m.
Monday, April 30: Cleveland at
Washington, TBD
Wednesday, M4 2: Washington at
Cleveland, TBD, if necessary
Friday, May 4: Cleveland at Washington,
TBD, if.npcessary. .
Sunday'May 6: Washington at -
Cleveland, TBD, if necessary
Toronto vs. New Jersey
Saturday: New Jersey at Toronto, late
Tuesday: New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Friday: Toronto at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 29: Toronto at New
Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1: New Jersey at Toronto,
TBD, if necessary
Friday, May 4: Toronto at New Jersey,
TBD, if necessary
Sunday, May 6: New Jersey at Toronto,
TBD, if necessary
Miami vs. Chicago
Saturday: Miami at Chicago, late
Tuesday: Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Friday: Chicago at Miami, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 29: Chicago at Miami, 1
p.m.
Tuesday, May 1: Miami at .Chicago,
TBD, if necessary
Thursday, May 3: Chicago at Miami,
TBD, if necessary
Saturday, May 5: Miami at Chicago,
TBD, if necessary
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Dallas vs. Golden State
Sunday: Golden State at Dallas, 9:30
p.m.
Wednesday: Golden State at Dallas,
9:30 p.m
Friday: Dallas at Golden State, 10:30
p.m.
Sunday, April 29: Dallas at Golden
State, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1, Golden State at Dallas,
TBD, if necessary
Thursday, May 3, Dallas at Golden
State, TBD, if necessary
Saturday, May 5, Golden State at Dallas,
TBD, if necessary
Phoenix vs. L.A. Lakers
Sunday: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 3 p.m.
Tuesday: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 10:30
p.m.
Thursday: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10:30
p.m.
Sunday, April 29: Phoenix at L.A.
Lakers, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2: L.A. Lakers at
Phoenix, TBD, if necessary
Friday, May 4: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers,
TBD, if necessary
Sunday, May 6: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix,
TBD, if necessary
San Antonio vs. Denver
Sunday, April 22: Denver at San
Antonio, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Denver at San Antonio, 7
p.m.
Saturday: San Antonio at Deqver, 8 p.m.
Monday, April 30: San Antonio at
Denver, TBD
Wednesday, May 2: Denver at San
Antonio, TBD, if necessary
Friday, May 4: San Antonio at Denver,
TBD, if necessary
Sunday, May 6: Denver at San Antonio,
TBD, if necessary
Utah vs. Houston
Saturday: Utah at Houston, late
Monday: Utah at Houston, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday: Houston at Utah, 9 p.m.
Saturday: Houston at Utah, 10:30 p.m.
Monday, April 30: Utah at Houston,
TBD, if necessary
Thursday, May 3: Houston at Utah,
TBD, if necessary
Saturday, May 5: Utah at Houston, TBD,
if necessary


LIVE SPORTS ON TV

ARENA FOOTBALL
MONDAY
7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Columbus......................... ESPN2


AUTO RACING
SUNDAY
3 p.m. Champ Car- Grand Prix of Houston............... ESPN


COLLEGE SOFTBALL
SUNDAY
2 p.m. Auburn at Tennessee .............................SUN
4 p.m. Oregon State at Arizona State........... ..... ESPN2


GOLF
SUNDAY
1. p.m. PGA Champions Tour- Final Round ...................CBS
3 p.m. PGA Zurich Classic of New Orleans Final Round .........CBS


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Atlanta ofat N.Y. Mets............................... TBS
2 p.m. St. Louis at Chi. Cubs..............................WGN
8 p.m. N.Y Yankees at Boston...........................ESPN
MONDAY
7p.m. N.Y Yankees at Tampa Bay......................IND/ESPN


NBA
SUNDAY
3 p.m. First Round Playoff Game 1 Teams TBA............ ABC
5:30 p.m. First Round Playoff Game 1-Teams TBA.............TNT
8 p.m. First Round Playoff Game 1 -Teams TBA............ TNT
10:30 p.m. First Round Playoff Game 1 Teams TBA...............TNT
MONDAY
8 p.m. First Round Playoff Game 1- Teams TBA.............TNT
10:30 p.m. First Round Playoff Gamel Teams TBA.............TNT


NHL
SUNDAY
3 p.m. Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 6-Teams TBA ..... N BC
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MOVIES
Continued from ID
how good the movie was, and
I think it deserves even some
more acclaim.
I can't see it jumping the
next group of movies though,
as 45-41 are, in order, Rudy,
'He Got Game, Miracle,
Cinderella Man and The
Longest Yard (the original
version). All quality, inspir-
ing, informative and enter-
taining sports movies.
Step Into the Liquid, at
No. 40 (surfing), Love and
Basketball at 39 (decent but
not THAT great) are debat-
able though Friday Night
Lights at 38 is not.
Beyond the Mat (about pro
wrestling) is probably quite
entertaining at 37, and while
I'm not a big fan of it, Jerry
Maguire is OK at 36.
The Rookie, A League of
Their Own, North Dallas
Forty, Major League, The
Natural and Chariots of Fire
make up 35-30 and are all
about where they should be.
Two documentaries come
up next, Go Tigers about a
high school football team in
Masillon, Ohio and The
Heart of the Game, about a
girls basketball team.
I'm sure they're both quite
intriguing and well done,
although I haven't seen or
much heard of either one.
Bend it Like Beckham is at
27, but unless it has any tips
on how to land someone like
Posh Spice, I won't be in any
hurry to check it out.
Much like Caddyshack,
Slapshot is a pleasant sur-
prise on the list. A complete
and utter comedic farce that
makes the best use of the
sport it shows no argument
with anywhere it is on the
list, outside the top handful.
Eight Men Out is at 25,
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The Karate Kid and some
movie called Girl Fight are
next, and I can't say I'm too
pleased with either one being
this high on the list.
The gamut of sports is cov-
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list with The Color of Money
(pool), Shaolin Soccer (spe-
cial effects soccer), League
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Hoosiers (basketball) make
up 22-17.
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diverse is fine, but I just
can't be sure a documentary
on bowling, a high tech soc-
cer/kung-fu movie and a sec-
ond skateboarding movie
should be so high.
Million Dollar Baby and
the original Rocky are at a
deserved 16 and 15, respec-
tively, and could arguably
each be higher.
Touching the Void, about
mountain climbing, is at 14
and is probably quite the
spectacle.
Nuos. 13-10 all pretty
much speak for themselves
and warrant their ranking -


Breaking Away, Bang the
Drum Slowly, Pumping Iron
and The Bad News Bears.
But we soon come up with
some more debatable ones
when we see The Life and
Times of Hank Greenberg
and Lagaan at nine and eight,
respectively.
The original Hammering
Hank, Greenberg's story was
an interesting one, for sure,
but top 10 seems a bit high.
For Lagaan, the setup
alone gives one pause a
musical about cricket set in
India in the 19th century.
That's enough to make me


wonder about the validity of
the list.
The Hustler is solid at No.
7, and Offside, the story of
female soccer fans in oppres-
sive Iran seems intriguing, but
may be a bit too high here.
Hoop Dreams, I mentioned
in Friday's column, is my
personal No. 1, but I'm
happy with it at No. 5.
When We Were Kings is
certainly top-five worthy and
settles in at a satisfactory
fourth with Raging Bull just
a little quicker to the punch
at No. 3.
Murderball made me won-


der, as I'd never heard of it.
But when I found out it was a
documentary on wheelchair
rugby, I figured it must be
quite an interesting piece of
work.
Of course, the top of the
list sees Bull Durham, a great
movie about America's game
in the more simple setting of
the minor leagues.
Despite my qualms with
Tim Robbins looking far too
unbelievable as a pitcher,
there's not too much to com-
plain about with this movie -
that like the game it cele-
brates, is almost perfect.


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High School Tennis

Lady Devils fall, but successful season still going


New heights reached

as pair goes to state
By DANIEL R. HOEHNI
daniel.hoehnie@newssiiun.c(. '
AVON PARK It was a tough nII.lil. .II
far as the teams' season went Fr!J.,. .,. ie
Lady Devils couldn't keep up 1i St
Petersburg Catholic in the regioi,1l pl:.1111-1
of the state tennis tournament.
But as the saying goes, "all g. iid ,iti.
must come to an end" and the. ie .i-
of 'good things' is most relevant lic,:I
Playing against a team with tIni.c ..ic-
ranked players, the task the De,' i t.n.ed
was a daunting one, but notlin r,,th ,
coach felt they shouldn't have bcrn ,hi I,..
overcome.
"We've faced competition like thi. c., Ii-
er this season," first-year het..,I ,.L.1c1
Melinda Pollitt said.
"'We didn't win, but we played them v.ell
and made a match of it. But I think ner e
got to us today."
That, and some shockingly
hard serves and rocket volleys
from the St. Pete's squad.
Tiffany Gregor won the
two lone games for Avon Park
in her match at No. 1 singles,
with all the girls falling in
straight sets.
With the match decided
after singles play, doubles
matches were not needed as
St. Petersburg moved on.
But then end of the teams'
season further showed how
successful it was.
A dominant regular season .' .
culminating in a district -'
championship and qualifying
for the state regional both
first-time achievements.
Not to mention, while the
team as a whole won't be
moving on, the Lady Devil ..
tennis season isn't over.
Further showcasing the
season's success was another
first, with the duo of Gregor
and Bailey Barben qualifying .
for the state competition in
No. 1 doubles which takes
theri,to Tampa Monday.
"I could not have asked for
a better first season," Pollitt
.said.
"Having the opportunity to 4 ..
win district, play in the .*'),t;'
regionals and earn a bye to .
the state competition is a
great and wonderful season. I
am .extremely proud of the
girls."
Steps in the right direction
are the way to future success
- and the Avon Park girls ten-
nis team definitely took a step
forward this season.


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HOKIES
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wore black wristbands in
memory of the victims during
the three-game series.
Miami head coach Jim
Morris drew raucous
applause when he presented
a $10,000 check on behalf of
the university for the Hokie
Spirit and Memorial Fund.
The rowdy crowd of more
than 3,000 five times
larger than average grew
somber as they rose to
observe a 32-second moment
of silence.
Clutching a sign that read
"4.16.07 Never Forget" sen-
ior Kristyn Heiser marveled
-at how the Hokies were able
to play under the emotional
circumstances.
"I think it's a symbol of
moving forward and not let-
ting this define who we are,"
said Heiser, 22.
"You've either got to
move forward or you move
backward," Athletic director
Jim Weaver said. "We think
it is the beginning of the
healing process."
Freshman Andrea Hacker,
19, said the game would help
her set aside the horrific
memories from Monday,
when she heard Cho's. gun-
shots from a nearby building.
"Looking around, seeing
the seas of orange and
maroon it's a special time
today," Hacker said.
"Students need to get back
to normal," said junior
Chance Hellmann. "Anything
that keeps your mind off this
is a good thing," he said.


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News-Sun photo by JEFF CANTWELL
Lady Streak third-baseman Jessica Cooley crouches to clear a path for shortstop Kristin
Salinder's throw to first to retire a Braden River runner, in Sebring's 6-5, extra-inning, dis-
trict championship win Friday.


STREAKS
Continued from 6D
1998 and '99. "I had no
doubt. I knew the defense
would hold up and then
Chastity came through. That
was the second night in a row
that she got the game-win-
ning hit. Anywhere we put
her she delivers.
"Our pitchers were domi-
nant tonight. Nikki got in a
little trouble and Kendall
came in she really started
throwing. She's got an awe-
some curveball."
Adams, who was 3-for-4 at
the plate, singled with two
out in the bottom of the first
and scored on Niki Helms'
clutchbloop single to right..
Sebring tacked on four
more runs in the second and it
appeared this game. had a
good chance of ending early
under the mercy rule as the
last meeting did between
these district rivals.
One-out singles by Wendy
Negrin, Jessica Cooley and
Kristin Salinder loaded the
bases Lower lambasted a 3
RBI triple to the gap in right-
center field.
Carson drove in Lower
with a base hit to run the lead
to 5-0.
Helms had the Pirates
stymied through the first four
innings before giving up sin-
gles to Jordon Ventriclis,
Kelli McCullough and Katie
Gardner to open the fifth.
That brought in Carson.
Following a walk to Wells
for an RBI to close to 5-1, the
Streaks made two quick outs
thanks to an amazing run and
shoestring catch by center
fielder Niki Helms.
But Kaycee Wells deliv-
ered a two-run single to right
to close to 5-4.
The Lady Pirates scored an
unearned run on two Sebring
errors in the sixth to tie the
game.
Cara Pagan reached on an
outfield error and scored on
an infield miscue.
Carson picked up the win
in relief, giving up 1 earned
run on four hits and striking
out three over the final five
innings.
Helms also struck out three
and gave up just two earned
runs on four hits before giv-
ing way to Carson in the fifth.
Carson, Godfrey and
Lower each had two hits and
every Sebring starter had at
least one hit.



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'Two big hits in two nights ... all for
the team'

CHASTITY GODFREY


BOMB
Continued from ID
beyond the NFL to every
sport, at almost every level.
Among the presenters
Friday was Deborah
Goldberger, whose 17-year-
old daughter, Stephanie, has
had four concussions as a soc-
cer goalie. The last one forced
her to give up the game.
Seven months later,
Goldberger's still tired, has
headaches and has to go to
sleep most nights at 8:30 p.m.
"It impacts everything you
do on a daily basis," she said.
For every concussion iden-
tified in the NFL, Gioia said,
another 56,500 occur among
kids.
Some are so hard to recog-
nize such as the basketball
player who falls and bumps
his head on a teammate's knee
but gets right back up that
it's difficult to know when
they happen and what to do.
"We've got to manage it
better and educate people
about it better," Gioia said,
"so we don't end up with pro
athletes saying, ,'After my
15th, I stopped counting.'"
Determining and differenti-
ating the immediate and long-
term effects of concussions is
a constantly shifting science.
Steinberg touted numbers
from recent studies, hoping
the seriousness of the new
stats will intensify the debate
and bring quicker change.
"What are the stakes?"
Steinberg said. "It's one thing
to go out and play football
and understand that when you
turn 40, you can bend over to


pick up your child and have
aches and pains. It's another
thing to bend down and not be
able to identify that child."
One study showed athletes
are six times more likely to
suffer a second concussion if
they return within a week of
the first one. A client of
Steinberg's, former 49ers
quarterback Steve Young,'
retired after a quick return
and repeat injury.
Other studies showed that in
cases where athletes had three
or more concussions over their
lifetimes, they were five times

'Most athletes'
are in a state of
denial'

LEIGH STEINBERG

more at risk for early onset
Alzheimer's disease, three
times more at risk of signifi-
cant memory loss and four
times. more likely to have
severely elevated depression.
The NFL and the NFL
Players Association have
done things to lessen the
impact of head injuries -
most notably with rules
changes and the gradual elim-
ination of Astroturf. They're
looking at changes in helmets
and mouthpieces to lessen the
severity of hits to the head.
Steinberg also would like
to see neurologists present on
every NFL sideline and more
effective use of baseline tests
that establish players' capa-
bilities before they get injured
and can be used' as markers
for the tests they take after


concussions.
Not'as easily changed is the
football-player mentality.
From a young age, they're
taught to play in pain, to sac-
rifice their bodies, to stay on
the field and to make their
coaches happy.
"Most athletes are in a state
of denial," Steinberg said.
"They're taught to ignore
pain."
He hopes some of the most
recent studies will lead NFL
management to conclude
rushing players back isn't in
anyone's best interest.
Almost as difficult as'
changing the mind-set is'
determining what is or isn't a
concussion, which translates
into the kind of.medical atten-
tion paid to an injured player..
To illustrate this challenge"
one doctor showed two plays
from a recent Oregon-Arizona
college football game. One
showed a player's helmet get-1
ting popped off after a partic-
ularly vicious hit made under,
his chin. Another showed one
player knocking his teammate.
to the ground in a congratula-;
tory body bump after a good.
defensive pl4y.
The player in the first
example walked away with a
cut lip. The, player in the sec-
ond example had a concus-i
sion because .his head banged
against the turf as he received'
the congrats.
"It goes to show that we
can be fooled by what we'
see," said Kevin Guskiewicz4
from the University of North
Carolina, a specialist in the,
biomechanics of sports con-
cussions.


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