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Sunday, April,29, 2007 www.newssun.com Volume 88/Number 51 75 cents


APCI celebrates 50 years of


working to turn men around
* Second in a two-part series The Avon Park Correctional only the director of the Florida
Institute was one of the earliest Department of Corrections in
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY examples of this shift, designed 1962, but a leading reformer of the
christophertuffley@newssun.com froni the beginning to be a mini- prison system. During his tenure,
AVON PARK After decades mum custody, honor-type institu- standards were raised and most of
of harsh treatment and overcrowd- tion. It opened its gates 50 years the state's facilities earned their
ing, the state of Florida initiated ago this weekend. accreditation. He is credited by
major changes in its prison system The guiding principle of its staff many for the long-term success of
in 1957. was stated with its motto, Avon Park.
A new philosophy, geared to "Prisoners are held as punishment, Wainwright insisted on open
preparing inmates for the outside not for punishment." communication between the staff Louie L. Wainwright (right) and his wifeAnabel Mitchell-Wainwright greet
world and gainful employment Its first warden, Louie L. and inmates, believing that giving guests Saturday morning during Avon Park Correctional Institute's 50th
replaced an older code of punish- Wainwright, who personified that respect earns respect in turn. anniversary celebration. Louie Wainwright was APCI's first warden and went
ment and retribution, philosophy, went on to become not See MEN, page 7A on to become the state's director of corrections.


District hopes to

put rumors about

new kindergarten

center to rest

Parents invited to Thursday
information night designed
to put their fears to rest
By TREY CHRISTY
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SEBRING With a ne"\ kindergarten
center scheduled to open its door, at the start
of next school year, teachers and other school
officials want to make sure the transition for
parents goes smoothly.
Parents of incoming kindergartners are
invited to Fred Wild Elementary School for
Parent Information Night at 6 p.m. Thursday
when all types of questions will be answered
by teachers and other center staff.
Linda Freeland, a 33-year kindergarten
teaching veteran who will work at the center
when it opens', said the meeting will put par-
ents' minds at ease regarding the many ques-
tions they may have, from transportation,
staffing, the building and the overall concept,
of a kindergarten center .-
"We have no worries and we hope to pass
that on to the public," Freeland said. "It's just
new and different, that's all."
Mike Averyt, director of finance and plan-
ning for The School Board of Highlands
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Allergy season has

been rough, but

it's getting better
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christ6pher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING Central Florida
is blessed with physical beauty.
From wide open spaces to dense
hammocks of oaks to the man-
made neatness of vast orange
groves, there are thousands of
plant species and a million
shades of green.
Of course, all this sun-dap-
pled foliage comes with a price
-pollens-anT the -allergies they
-cause.
This year, the allergy season
has been heavier than others.
The good news, Dr. Carmelita
Lim reported when asked, is that
conditions have begun to
improve. She is seeing fewer
patients with allergy complaints
than she was in February and
March.
There is really no treatment
except avoidance, she said. So it
is important to keep up, with the
current pollen count, and be sure
the filter to the air-conditioner is
kept clean.
The Web site
www.pollen.com is useful for
keeping track of the current
pollen situation.
Be aware of what your body is
telling you, she added. If it's
spring and you're sneezing the
odds are you've got hay fever.
You can treat the symptoms with
over-the-counter medications.
But if the symptoms persist,
she added, then it's time to see a
doctor and consider
immunotherapy.
Dr. Nick Ausaf, who suffers
from allergies himself, calls
allergies a quality-of-life issue.
He is less laissez-faire in his
approach, and more directed.
Allergies can cause
headaches, ear aches, dizziness,
sore throats and even nausea -
not just runny noses and water-
ing eyes, he said.
So the point is, why suffer?
While over-the-counter med-
ications may supply some relief,
Ausaf prefers people check in
with their doctor.
There is a broad selection of
treatments available by prescrip-
tion, in doses, more powerful
than over-the-counter medica-
tions.


Also, he said, allergy medica-
tions may clash with other
drugs, so be careful.
And, as your mother always
told you, remember to cover
* ... your nose when you sneeze.


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APHS Junior ROTC makes a three-peat


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Lake Okeechobee
locks closed
Four navigation locks on
the north shore of Lake
Okeechobee will be closed
to navigation as of Friday
due to safety hazards
caused by low water levels
in the lake. These naviga-
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Water Management
District, will remain closed
until water levels in Lake
Okeechobee have returned
to safe operating levels.
The S-135 navigation
lock at J & S Fish Camp,
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Henry Creek, S-127 navi-
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Ridge and S-131 naviga-
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be closed to boat traffic
because of safety issues
both inside the lock cham-
ber and on the lakeward
approach to the navigation
locks. Low water levels
inside the lock chamber at
these navigation locks has
caused the concrete sill at
the entrance in some
instances and the manatee
protection devices in oth-
ers to become a navigation
hazard. Additionally, the
lakeward approach to these
navigation locks has
become either dry or shal-
low enough that boaters
will not be able to access
the lake.
For information concern-
ing this action, contact the
South Florida Water
Management District
'Okeechobee Service
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Veterans Advisory
Board has opening

The Highlands County
Veterans Advisory Board
has announced an opening
on its board. The volunteer
position is open to any
U.S. military veteran.
Applications may be
obtained at the Highlands
County Veteran Services
Office, 7205 S. George
Blvd.
The members of the
advisory board are recom-
mended by the Veterans
Services Office and
appointed by the Highlands
County Board of County
Commissioners.
The advisory board's
purpose is to support the
20,000 veterans in
Highlands County and
bring their concerns and
issues to the Veterans
Services Office, and to
give advice on veteran
issues to the board of
county commissioners.


Program receives

Distinguished

Unit Award third

year in a row

By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun. corn
AVON PARK Thirty-
three community service proj-
ects and 6,613 volunteer
hours later, the school year
draws to a close for the Avon
Park High School chapter of
the Air Force Junior ROTC
program.
Their passion for giving
back to the community did
not go unnoticed, even at the
national level.
For the third year in a row
the APHS program received
the Distinguished Unit Award,
given to chapters that distin-
guish themselves through out-
standing service to their
school and community while
meeting the Air Force Junior
ROTC mission of producing
better citizens.
Retired Air Force Col.
William Hutchison teaches
the students leadership educa-
tion and aerospace science
classes and said he believes
the Air Force Junior ROTC
program is the best course a
student can take.


SEBRING At two consec-
utive Highlands County
Republican Party executive
committee meetings, a police
officer signaled his intention to
run against Sheriff Susan
Benton in 2008.
Reached for comment
Saturday, Republican Party
chairman Justine Devlin said
she knew little about Ruel
Durrance, the officer who
showed up in March and April


"A student learns a lot
about themselves and their
ability to accomplish things
successfully," he said.
"Second, they get a chance to
exercise their leadership abil-
ity at an application level, not
watching it on TV, getting on
their feet and doing it."
The foundation for earning
the award lies in the goal set-
ting program,
Hutchison said his group of
approximately 100 students
set various academic goals,
including graduating 90 per-
cent of his senior class.
Currently all seniors are on
track to graduate in May. Of
the 11, six have earned schol-
arships and two have already
been accepted to the
University of South Florida.
The second cadet goal was
to have 10 percent of all stu-
dents on the honor roll.
More than 30 students are
on the honor role, exceeding
their goal by 200 percent.
The foundation takes into
account how well the goals
are accomplished and how
much of a challenge the goals
represented, Hutchison said.
Their community service
goals led the group to work on
all types of volunteer projects,
from helping construct
Habitat for Humanity homes
to collecting doors for the


at the party's monthly meetings
(held the last Thursday each
month at Homer's Restaurant).
Durrance didn't return calls
made early Saturday afternoon,
and couldn't be reached before
press time.
Devlin said Durrance has
local ties, but the party's not
ready to endorse a candidate for
sheriff.
Benton began her first term
as sheriff in 2005.


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Courtesy photo
Avon Park High School Senior Aerospace Science Instructor William
Hutchison and APHS Air Force Junior ROTC Squadron
Commander Cadet Major Jonathan Avalos accept the Air Force
Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award. This is the third year in a
row the APHS program has been selected for this award. It recog-
nizes units that have performed above and beyond normal expecta-
tions.


bombing range to use in an
anti terror project.
The color guard has also
been active in presentations
throughout the Highlands
community, Hutchison said.
Cadet First Lieutenant
Duliana Charlot, a junior at
APHS, said she learned a lot
from taking the classroom


portion of the Junior ROTC
program too.
Classes covered everything
from ethics, morals and eating
habits in her Leadership class
to theory of flight and.aerody-
namics, different types of
clouds and Newton's laws of
motion in her Aerospace sci-
ence class, she said.


To Cadet Major Jonathan
Avalos, recently elected the
squadron commander, the
program means a lot.to him.
"To me it means a new
life," he said. "A new start for
when I get out of high school;
a better chance for me to suc-
ceed."
The day-to-day class activi-
ties coupled with the three R's
- respect, responsibly and
reliability have affected
the young man and his peers.
,"To me, I became stronger.
I found out who I was and
who I wanted to be," he said.
"It built my character and
many others that I have seen."
Hutchison said the program
has a focus on these three R's.
"The (other) three R's are
important, no question," he
said, referring to reading,
writing and arithmetic. "In
my opinion if you don't have
the other three, the first three
are kind of empty."
The objectives of the Junior
ROTC program are to educate
and train high school cadets in
citizenship and life skills,
promote community service,
instill responsibility, charac-
ter and self discipline
throughout character educa-
tion and to provide instruction
in air and space fundamentals.
The APHS chapter is now in
their 13th year.


Budget process under way, public hearings in May


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING -The county
budget process began in
March with personnel
requests and ends in
September with a balanced
budget.
During this period, senior
administration engages its
directors and department
heads to whittle down wants
and needs, bringing them in
line with the commissioners'
will, projected county rev-
enue and state mandates,
budget manager Tim
Mechling explained
Thursday.
The human resources
department, by now, should
have approved or denied the
personnel requests it received.
Budget requests from the
departments were due April
20.
Mechling said his office
must sift through the "very
raw" requests to ensure
they're properly submitted.


Some requests include
items the department may
never get. Or, a department
head may have left .out some-
thing it needs.
The process is tedious in its
own right. But, with three tax
reform plans being tossed
around in Tallahassee (the
most recent coming from
Gov. Charlie Crist on
Thursday), Mechling said the
county's- oaiing to see what
happen i.
"I'd love to be able to ask
people who own their busi-
nesses," Mechling said.
"What would they do if they
had to go back to their 2003
income and live under today's
prices?"
With about $47 million of
revenue in the county's-gener-
al fund collected from ad val-
orem taxes (which would be
rolled back to various rates
based on House, Senate and
the governor's plans), admin-
istrator Carl Cool estimated a
30 percent (about $15 mil-


lion) reduction to the 2007-
2008 budget from the current
one in use.
"Some things you just can't
cut," Cool said Thursday after
a conference call with the
Florida Association of
Counties.
He explained the state man-
dates counties to fund certain
programs or provide fund-
ing at specified levels -
ometimes w ithouLt -pro\ idin_-
revenue sources.
The ionml-lnlioner. 'carried


a $10 million reserve forward
from last year. Crist suggested
counties' reserves could
absorb the cuts.
But, Mechling explained,
those reserves aren't just sur-
plus money. They're used to
make ends meet when proj-
ects are set to begin (and con-
tractors need to be paid) but
the approved funding (from
grants, taxes or impact fees)
haven't been received.
'The county's revenue cur-
rently comes from a $5.8 bil-


lion taxable value. According
to Crist's plan to roll back to
the 2003-2004 numbers, the
county would have to draw on
a $3.2 billion taxable value.
Citizens will have their
opportunity to affect the
budget process at the end of
May, when a series of work-
shops begin.
Tentative budgets will be
ready by July 10, and addi-
tional workshops will be hIld
if necessary, according to the
county's budget calendar.


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ALLERGY
Continued from 1A
requires immediate treat-
ment. Patients prone to
severe reactions often carry
an emergency kit containing
epinephrine.
5. What is hay fever?
Seasonal allergic rhinitis is
commonly known as hay
fever. It is an allergic reaction
to pollens from trees, grass-
es or weeds or to mold
spores. Its symptoms can
emerge in the spring, sum-
mer or early fall.

6. How common is hay
fever?
Hay fever is the sixth most
common chronic disease,
affecting an estimated 33 mil-
lion Americans and up to 40
percent of children.

7. How serious is hay fever?
Hay fever has been cited
as the cause of more than 10
million doctor's office visits
per year and 10 million
missed work days. On a typi-
cal school day, 10,000 chil-
dren are absent because of
hay fever.'

8. What is immunotherapy?
If you suffer from moder-
ate to severe allergy symp-
toms throughout most of the
year, don't respond well to
medications and have symp-
toms triggered by a common
allergen, doctors likely will
recommend immunotherapy,
better known as "allergy
shots." The shots consist of
small amounts of allergens
given in gradually increasing
doses over a period of three
to five years to build up a tol-
erance to the allergen.
Immunotherapy is most suc-
cessful with people who are
sensitive to inhaled allergens
such as pollens, molds, pet
dander and dust mites and to
insect stings. It is not recom-
mended for people with food
allergies.

10. Is it risky to leave an
allergy untreated?
Ignoring allergy symptoms
can be dangerous. Untreated
hay fever, for example, can
lead to asthma, sinusitis or
other conditions.
11. What is a dust mite?
Dust mites are arachnids
that are so small they can't be
seen with,
the
naked
eye. At
approxi-
mately
1/64 of an
inch long,
a dust
mite is
Smaller Dust mite
than the
period at the end of this sen-
tence. They flourish in warm,
moist places, and 100 to 500
mites can live in a single
gram of dust.


. How can I control dander, such as a tur-
12. How can I control ^tie, fish or snake. But if
dust mites in my home? you can't live without a
Because mites can cat or dog, follow some
live anywhere dust accu- of the same steps out-
mulates, it's almost impos- lined above to minimize
sible to get rid of them dust mites. In addition,
completely. But you can when you groom your
do some things to reduce pet, do it outside while
your exposure: K. wearing a face mask.
Use zippered, syn- Change your clothes
thetic covers on your mat- immediately.
tresses and .
pillows. 17. Will my child out-
Launder your bed io j grow his allergies?
linens in hot water Sphynx cats like It's possible,
(at least 130 Mr. Bigglesworth, of particularly if you
degrees F). 'Austin Powers' or your spouse did.
Remove fame, have less dan- But it generally will
stuffed animals der than other happen by age 3.
and upholstered breeds and are It is also more like-
furniture from your often recommended ly with food aller-
bedroom. as pets for people gies than inhaled
i Use wash- who suffer from allergies.


able curtains and
area rugs.


allergies.


Make your bedroom off-
limits to pets. Dust mites
feast on both human and
animal dander and skin
flakes.
Wet-mop your floors.
If you have carpet, vac-
uum regularly and use aller-
gen-controlling bags or
machines.
0 Use a dehumidifier to
keep the relative humidity in
your home below 40 percent.
Put filters over your
vents.
Use air cleaners.

13. What are some other
ways to allergy-proof my
home?
Keep windows closed
during pollen season, and
don't allow smoking in your
house. Try to stay inside
when the pollen count is
high. If you do go outside,
wash your hands immedi-
ately when you come back
in and change clothes if
possible.

14. Should I move if I have
allergies?
Moving to another part of
the country will probably do
you little good if you have
seasonal allergies. People
who suffer from allergies
have a genetic predisposition
to them, and although a
move might provide short-
term relief, you likely would
develop a whole new set of
allergies over time. Check
with your allergist before
making any move.

15. Why are some people
allergic to pets?
Pet allergies affect 10 per-
cent to 15 percent of the
population. Cat allergies are
twice as common as dog
allergies. The trigger'is actu-
ally not a pet's fur, but
instead an allergen in its sali-
va, urine or dander.

16. How can I minimize my
allergies if I have a pet?
The best thing would be to
get a pet that doesn't have


18. What is asth-
ma and what are its
symptoms?
Asthma is a respiratory dis-
ease in which the muscles in
the airways constrict and nar-
row excessively in response to
inhaled allergens or other irri-
tants. The symptoms can
include chest tightness, short-
ness of breath, coughing and
wheezing.

19. Should I limit my activity
if I have
asthma?
With appropriate treat-
ment, you should be able to
go about your normal activi-
ties and exercise routines. If
you have difficulty doing so,
there's probably something
wrong with your treatment


program. Talk with your doc-
tor. Until you get it under
control, you should limit your
activity briefly.

20. Are there any famous
people with asthma or aller-
gies?
Several presidents have
had asthma, including
Theodore Roosevelt and
John F. Kennedy. Bill Clinton


has severe allergies. Some
entertainers who have asth-
ma are actor/singer Coolio,
singer Billy Joel and actors
Elizabeth Taylor, Christopher
Reeve and Jason Alexander.
Among the athletes with
asthma are Jerome 'The
Bus" Bettis of the Pittsburgh
Steelers, Olympic gold.
medalist Jackie Joyner-
Kersee and former basket-


ball player Dennis Rodman.
Cheryl Neely, Fort Worth Star-
Telegram

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County, said the need for the
center had much to do with
overcrowding at the three
schools the center will draw
from: Cracker Trail, Fred
Wild and Woodlawn elemen-
tary schools.
"The schools were getting
so large we had to keep
adding portables, and space is
limited, especially at Fred
Wild," he said. "This is why
we looked at an immediate
plan, and it is a good use of
tax dollars. We needed imme-
diate help to relieve over-
crowding."
Averyt said the district pur-
chased the building for $3.5
million and spent just more
than $4 million on construc-
tion, which is still on budget.
.Transportation to and from
the center for students has
been a reoccurring theme at
school board meetings, but
newly named principal to the
kindergarten center, Andrew
Lethbridge, said the fears par-
ents have are untrue.
"There was a rumor that
students would only be
bussed there; that is false," he
said. "It will be just like any
other school where parents
have the option to drop off
students."
Parents may also have the
option of dropping their stu-
dents off at certain schools by
a certain time to be bussed
over to the center.
"There are more options
than a parent would normally


have to get their student to the
center," he said.
Staffing the center was
straightforward. Lethbridge
said there will be well-quali-
fied teachers at the center.
To recruit teachers, the dis-
trict asked kindergarten
teachers at the three schools if
they would like to come to the
center. This attracted eight
from Fred Wild, seven from
Woodlawn and six from
Cracker Trail Elementary.
"I think that with all these
great minds working together,
we can do great things for
these kids," Freeland said.
"Now, since everyone is
teaching kindergarten, we can
get specialists to come by that
specialize in kindergarten
learning and have more
kindergarten-specific work-
shops and seminars."
More rumors were heard by
the district, indicating the
center would be one huge
classroom with cubicles and
not regular classrooms.
"There will be classrooms
like if you went to any other
school," Lethbridge said.
"Once you are within the four
walls ... it will be a tradition-
al-looking classroom."
Lethbridge wants to assure
parents their young ones will
be well taken care of, and
encourages all parents to
come by the meeting to have
their questions answered.
"Our goal is to have a very
rich curriculum for students
with high student engagement
so that their first school expe-
rience is a positive one," he
said.


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Gloria Espinosa
Gloria G. Espinosa, 72, of
Sebring died April 26, 2007.
Born in Morgan County, Ky.,
she moved to Avon Park in
1991 coming from Centralia,
Ill.
She was a homemaker and
a member of Avon Park Lakes
Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons,
Lee B. of San Francisco and
Alan L. of Avon Park; and a
brother Alan Salyer of Ezell,
Ky.
Services will be at 11 a.m.
Monday at the Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home. Burial
will follow in Bougainvillea
Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 10-11 a.m. Monday at


the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made to
the Avon Park Lakes Church
Building Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park.

Charles Hodge
Charles H. Hodge, 76, of
Summerfield died April 25,
2007.
Born in Van Buren, Ind., he
retired from Milk Marketing
Inc. as a field representative.
He was a life member of the
Marion, Ind., Elk Country
Club and a member of the
American Legion Post 253.
Survivors include his wife,
Patti; brother, Roy Hodge of


Roberts says goodbye to county job


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Kevin Roberts and his wife Debbe chat with guests
Friday evening during a special retirement party in
honor of Kevin. The event was hosted by Daniel and
Darlene Phypers at their home in Lake Placid. Kevin
Roberts was recognized for his hard work and dedica-
tion to Highlands County. He has served as the director
of human services for the county since 1991 as well as
the executive director of the Children's Services
Council. He has been employed in the health and
human services field since 1973.



School menus


Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the Highlands
County School District for the
upcoming week of April 30 to
May 4 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,
cinnamon toast, assorted cere-
als, 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, Mama
Sophia pizza, chicken sand-
wich value meal, baked maca-
roni and cheese value meal,
ham and cheese sub, chicken
nuggets value meal, hoagie
sub, chicken tenders value
meal, sliced turkey value
meal, turkey and cheese sub
value meal, fruit or baby car-
rots, 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, grits,
Cocoa Puffs cereal bar,
orange juice, cinnamon toast,
apple juice, fat free chocolate
milk, assorted cereals, milk
variety.
Lunches
Monday through Friday:
Chicken nuggets with mashed
potatoes and roll, grilled
cheese with chicken noodle
soup, corn dog, baked beans,
cocoa clodhoppers, jumbo
cheese ravioli with garlic
toast, cherry gelatin, Mama
Sophia's pizza, tossed salad,
burger value meal, chicken
sandwich value meal, chef
salad value meal, southwest-
ern chicken salad value meal,
turkey and cheese sub value
meal, chicken tenders value
meal, ham and cheese sub
value meal, Italian sub value
meal, 100 percent vitamin C


Sebring; sons, Randy of
Marion, Ind., and Brian of
Winona Lake, Ind.; daughter,
Sue Ellen Small of Fairmount,
Ind.; stepdaughters, Angie
Argenbright of Tucson, Ariz.,
Tammy Rogero of Naples,
and Toni Johanning of Gas
City, Ind.; 11 grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Memorial donations may be
made to Hospice of Marion
County, P.O. Box 4860,
Ocala, FL 34478-4860.

Sadie Metz

Sadie P. Metz, 93, of Lake
Placid died April 26, 2007.
Born in Center Hill, she
moved from there to Sebring
62 years ago.
She was a housewife and a
member of Southside Baptist
Church in Sebring.
She is survived by her son,
Jimmy L. Shurley of Center
Hill; sisters, Betty Oster of
Sebring and Geneva Morrone
of Leesburg; brother, Roy F.
Robbins of Texas; three
grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren.
Services will be graveside
at Pinecrest Cemetery, in
Sebring, at 2 p.m. Tuesday
with the Rev. Darrell Peer
officiating. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the
Humane Society of Highlands
County in memory of Sadie P.
Metz.
Arrangements are under the
direction of the Dowden
Funeral Home, Sebring.

Mary Mooney
Mary Helen Mooney, 85, of
Sebring died April 27, 2007.
Born in Pittsburgh, she moved
to Sebring in 1972, coming
from Aspen Hill, Md.
She was employed by the
U.S. federal government as a
cartologist, working for the
Oceanographic Department of
the U.S. Navy. She was a
member of St. John United


beverage, assorted fresh fruits
or baby carrots, milk variety.
Elementary schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday through Friday:
French toast sticks, sausage
patty, golden grahams, chick-
en biscuit, grits, cinnamon
toast, assorted cereals, dough-
nut, string cheese, fresh fruit,
fat free chocolate milk,
scrambled eggs with ham,
assorted fruit juice, Cinnamon
Toast Crisp, pizza bagel,
assorted fruit juice, cinnamon
poptart, sausage biscuit, grits,
Lucky Charms cereal, apple
juice, milk variety.
Lunches
Monday through Friday:
Chicken nuggets with mashed
potatoes and roll, turkey chef
salad, beef ravioli with moz-
zarella cheese sticks and gar-
lic breadstick, tossed salad,
ham chef salad, corn dog
nuggets, baked beans, cherry
gelatin, grilled cheese with
chicken noodle soup, mini
sandwich ice cream, burger
on a bun with baked french
fries, Uncrustable with
Goldfish, fresh fruits, baby
carrots, milk variety.


Methodist Church and an avid
bowler.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Charles J.; daughter,
Karen Thompson of Sebring;
brothers, Donald R. Campbell
of Green Valley, Ariz., and
Ralph Campbell of
Pittsburgh; three grandchil-
dren and three great-grand-
children.
-Memorial services will be
at 4:30 p.m. Monday at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.
Cremation arrangements
have been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Raymond Ricketts
Raymond E.
Ricketts, 84, of
Lake Placid died
April 24, 2007.
Born in Muscatine, Iowa,
he had been a resident of Lake
Placid since 1975. He retired
as a rural mail carrier from the
Lake Placid Post Office. In
1968, he retired from the
United States Marine Corp.,
serving during World War II,
Korea and Vietnam. He was a
member of Placid Lakes No.
282 (Free and Accepted
Masons). He was a lifetime
member of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars in Bettendorf,
Iowa, and American Legion
Post 25 in Lake Placid. He
was a member of Eastside
Christian Church of Lake
Placid.
Survivors include his wife,
Trudy; sons, Dennis of
Davenport, Iowa, and Jon of
Gainesville, Ga.; daughter,
Suzanne of Lake Placid; sis-
ter, Phyllis Entwistle of
Sebring; brother, Lewis R. of
Port Bryron, Ill.; nine grand-.
children and one great-grand-
child.
A memorial service will be
at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at
Eastside Christian Church in
Lake Placid. Interment will be
in the National Cemetery at
the Rock Island Arsenal in
Rock Island, Ill.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Eastside
Christian Church, 101 Peace
Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852.

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due to an error in service time.

Richard Ryan
Richard "Dick"


Ryan, 75, of Avon Park died
April 28, 2007. Born in
Bloomington, Ill., he moved
to Avon Park in 1974..
He met and married an
Avon Park girl while sta-
tioned at the Avon Park Air
Force Range in 1952, .then
served in the Phillipines dur-
ing the Korean War. He was
an artist, and worked for the
state of Florida for more than
25 years, first as a counselor
at the Avon Park Alcoholic
Rehabilitation Center, and
later as human services coun-
selor for Aging and Adult
Services. He and his wife vol-
unteered at state parks
throughout the southeast since
his retirement in 2002.
He is survived by his wife,
Caryl; sons, Mike and Matt;
daughters, Leah Lunsford and
Cathy Miketinas; brother,
David; sister, Linda Bracey;
and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at 4:30 p.m. today at
Highlands Hammock State
Park in Sebring. In lieu of
flowers, contributions in his
memory should be made to
-Good Shepherd Hospice,
4418 Sun 'N Lake Blvd
Sebring, FL 33872.

JoAnn Selph
JoAnn Lillian Selph, 81,
died Friday, April 27, 2007.


Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she
moved to Avon Park in 1969
from New York.
She was a homemaker and
a baker for Highlands County
schools, and a member of
Sanctuary Church of God.
She is survived by her
daughters, Margie Whitbeck
of Avon Park, Vivian
Blackman of Pennsylvania,
and Virginia, Baughan of
Norlh Carolina; sons, Brad of
Tennessee and Robert of
Sebring; sister, Audrey
Temple of New York; broth-
ers, Joseph Temple Jr. of
Sebring, Leslie Temple and
Richard Temple, both of New
York; 15 grandchildren and
15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m.
Tuesday in Sanctuary Church
of God with the Rev. Ron
Zimmer officiating. Burial
will follow in Bougainvillea
Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at
the church.
Arrangements entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park.


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Lake Placid man honored for volunteer work in Caribbean, Central America


Special to the News-Sun
MIAMI The Florida
Association for Volunteer Action in
the Caribbean and the Americas is
honoring eight individuals, includ-
ing Neville Graham of Lake Placid,
with .its Outstanding Volunteer
Achievement Award.
FAVACA a private, non-profit
organization that assists in the social
and economic development of
Caribbean and Central American
nations recognized its 2006
Volunteers of the Year with a special
reception at the Intercontinental
West Hotel in Miami on Wednesday.


As Volunteers of the Year Graham
and the seven others join 91 addi-
tional individuals who have received
the award in recognition for their
services to Caribbean and Central
American nations. Together, the
eight volunteers conducted a total of
30 missions where they delivered
workshops and training sessions in
various topics.
Emergency response teams, law
enforcement agencies and communi-
ty leaders benefited most from train-
ing sessions in swift water rescue,
beekeeping, blacksmith, archaeolo-
gy, deaf interpretation, emergency


planning and response, and anger
management for youth.
"These eight individuals are
experts in their fields who have com-
mitted to serve Florida's neighbors.
They understand that we have shared
concerns that transcend borders. By
helping our neighbors improve the
quality of life in their communities,
they not only help improve the qual-
ity of life throughout the region but
contribute to its socio-economic sta-
bility," -said Carolyn Rose-Avila,
president of FAVACA.
Graham is an admissions advisor
at Kaplan University. During his 11-


year career at the Associated Marine
Institutes, he was instrumental in
establishing an agricultural program
and taught delinquent juveniles the
rudiments of planting and animal
husbandry. The success of his athlet-
ic students also gained the Institutes'
notoriety. As director of a juvenile
program, he reached out to the com-
munity to change the public's per-
ception of juvenile delinquency.
Graham's FAVACA missions took
him to Granada where he delivered a
juvenile delinquency workshop in
partnership with the local police
department. In his most recent mis-


sion to St. Lucia, he helped local
community leaders identify, inter-
vene and counsel people affected by
societal criminal activity.
His success in the juvenile justice
field and community involvement
has earned him several awards and
recognition.
Other award recipients included
Kelley Scudder of St. Petersburg,
Robert "Bo" Sterk of St. Augustine,
Dawn Smith Raymond of Fort
Myers, Audrey Heffron-Casserleigh
of Tallahassee, Janet Dilling of
Thomasville, Ga., and James "Jim"
Segerstrom.


Breakfast served today
at VFW Post 9853
AVON PARK Carol and
Wayne will be serving break-
fast from 8-11 a.m. today at
the Veterans of Foreign Wars
9853 in Avon Park.


Karaoke by Connie
comes to Moose Lodge
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Moose will have these
events this week in the lodge
for members and qualified
guests:
0 Today B&B beef din-
ner 4 p.m. Karaoke by
Connie 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Single Seniors gather
for brunch at Estates
SEBRING The Single
Senior Connections Club will
host a Brunch at the Sebring
Country Estates from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. today.
This brunch is free for
members. Admission for non-
members is $8.
If you are single and over
the age of 50 and would like
to join or if you want more
information about the club,
call 385-9838.

OES serves ham dinner
SEBRING Sebring No.-
126 Order of Eastern Star
will host a fiam dinner on
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. at 1809 Home Ave.
Cost is $6.50 each.
Phone 655-0371 for reser-
vations.

Highlands Park Estates
plans Spring Dinner
LAKE PLACID The
annual Spring Dinner for
Highlands Park Estates
Association will be at 1 p.m.

today at the firehouse on
Columbus Street, one block
north of County Road,621,


around the corner from the
VFW.
Ham and drinks are pro-
vided by the homeowners.
Those attending are asked to
bring a covered dish to share
and their own plate and flat-
ware.
Meet with and visit neigh-
bors and enjoy a delicious
meal. Learn the latest on the
happenings in the park. Door
prizes will be given. If you
have one to donate, call
Helen at 465-2468.
Call Helen with reserva-
tions at 465-2468.

VFW serves hot dogs,
offers karaoke
SEBRING The Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 4300 in
Sebring will host the follow-
ing events during the month
of April:
Today Karaoke with
Ben and Dogs by Mike.
Monday Enjoy and
meet at the Post.


Blood mobile will be
set up in Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID The
Blood Mobile will be in Lake
Placid Monday, April 30,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All
donors will receive by mail a
$10 Publix Gift Card .
All blood types in critical
need. Please plan on donating
blood.

Forty & Eight plans
day casino cruise
The Forty & Eight, Lake
Placid, Chef de Gare Herb
Wilson, is pleased to,
announce its monthly charity
day casino cruise to Port
Canaveral on Monday. A day
of good friendship and fun
beginning at American
Legion Post 25 Lake Placid
at 7 a.m. with a continental
breakfast.
The chartered bus leaves at
7:30 a.m.. enroute to Suncruz.
Once aboard ship, guests will


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Tourist Tax Projects
Committee meets
SEBRING Highlands
County Lakes Associationr
(H.C.L.A.) Tourist Tax
Projects Committee meets at
8:30 a.m. Monday in the
Purchasing Conference room
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Sebring. The public is invited
to attend.

Florida Native Plant
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SEBRING There will be
a featured speaker at the
Florida Native Plant Society
meeting Tuesday. The society
meets the first Tuesday of
each month at 7 p.m. at the
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center at 4509 George Blvd.,
Sebring.
For more information, con-
tact Karina Veaudry at (321)
332-6242.

VFW commemorates
Loyalty Day 2007
SEBRING Sebring
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Post 4300, will commemorate


Loyalty Day on Tuesday, at
the post home. The Post
Honor Guard will conduct a
flag raising ceremony at 11
a.m.
Veterans and their guests,
as well as the general public,
are invited to attend this cer-
emony and join in commem-
orating this important day.

VFW.Post helps with
Law Day honors
SEBRING The Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 4300 in
Sebring will host the follow-
ing events for the month of
May:
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Honor Guard observance is at
11 a.m. Ladies Auxiliary
VFW will serve wings and
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Teachers and students honored by Air Force Association


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Air Force
Captain Nathan P. Rowan, a 2000
graduate of the United States Air
Force Academy, challenged the
nearly. 200 students and teachers
of the Highlands County schools
to take up a career in the field of
science and mathematics in their
future. The challenge was made
at the annual Highlands County
Schools Science and
Mathematics Honors program
sponsored by the local chapter of
the Air Force Association on
April 14.
As the guest speaker for the
annual program, Rowan spoke on
the role that science and mathe-
matics plays in the defense of the
United States with a PowerPoint
presentation geared to the hon-
orees. He pointed out the many
advances in science that has been
developed by the military that has.
contributed greatly to various
civilian areas such as medicine,
manufacturing and everyday life.
The event was at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center and
was catered by Avon Park's
Sandwich Depot Restaurant.
The program was established
16 years ago by the Florida
Highlands Chapter of the Air
Force Association in conjunction
with the Highlands County super-
intendent's office, it was noted by
retired Air Force Colonel William
E. Hutchison, AFA chapter presi-
dent.
The program was established
by the local AFA chapter to rec-
ognize the honor students and
teachers from each of-the coun-
ty's schools chosen by school.
officials having been designated
as "outstanding" in the fields of
science and mathematics. It was
noted both the AFA and the coun-
ty superintendent of education's
office that those students and
instructors who excel in these
subjects are often not recognized
for their achievements.
Each honoree was presented
with a Certificate of Achievement
together with a small key chain
that had a calendar, clock and
flashlight together with the AFA
Math & Science Honors 2007
inscribed on the front .


Courtesy photo
Air Force Association chapter president retired Air Force Col.
William E. Hutchison (right) praised Capt. Nathan Rowan for his
informative and timely presentation as the guest speaker for the
AFA's 16th annual Science and Mathematics Honors program for"
the teachers and students of Highlands County schools.


Wally Cox, Highlands County
superintendent of schools, added
his congratulations to the hon-
orees and urged them to continue
in their quest for excellence in the
future.
Hutchison gave special recog-
nition for the sponsors of the
event this year, namely the
Florida High Tech Corridor
Council, Avanti Company,
Heartland National Bank,
Highlands Independent Bank,
Mid-Florida Credit Union, South
Central Florida Military Officers
Association Chapter, Col. Neal
Winters and Capt. Louis Brough.
A special thanks was given to
Dorothea Strickland, Dr. Anne
Lindsay, Jennifer Westergom and
Marlene "Welborn of the
Highlands County School
Superintendent's office for their
help. .


Rowan is an Air Force pilot
and has nearly 1,000 flying hours
including 260 combat hours. He
has been awarded the Air Medal,
Air Force Commendation Medal,
Army Commendation Medal, Air
Force Achievement Medal with
oak leaf cluster, Air Force Good
Conduct Medal, National
Defense Medal with oak leaf
cluster and the Global War on
Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
Since earning his wings in
2003, he has served as a B-l
Lancer pilot with almost 1,000
flying hours with 260 hours in
combat. He has flown in support
of Operation Enduring Freedom
and in regional stability in sup-
port of the U.S. Pacific
Command. He recently complet-
ed a six-month tour with the
Army's 10th Mountain Division
in Operation Iraqi Freedom: In


Award Winners
Avon Elementary School: Science
and math teacher Kimberly Henry; sci-
ence student Dillon Whitman and math
student Juvencio Cendejas.
Park Elementary School: Science
and math teacher Lynn Heacock; science
student Alexandria Tutt and math stu-
dent Gary Gergen.
Avon Park Middle School: Science
teacher Jennifer Dewitt; math teacher
Crystal Vaughn, science student Jesus
Hernandez and math student Megan
Newton.
Avon Park High School: Science
teacher Elaine Rotker, math teacher
William Curtis, JROTC advisors Col.
William Hutchison and Chief Master Sgt.
Dennis Green, science student David
Pierce, math student Briana'Washington,
JROTC students Salui Rodriquez and
Juan Hernandez.
Lake Country Elementary School:
Science teacher Linda Salzgeber, math
teacher Linda Veley, science student
Alicen Burnett and math student Cole
Russell.
Lake Placid Elementary School:
Science teacher Yvonne McKellar, math
teacher Chris Capuano, science student
Luci Torres and math student Jarrod
Thope.
Lake Placid Middle School: Science
teacher Tracy Robinson, math teacher
James Wortinger, science student
Krystyl Farmer and math student Rachel
Cope.
Lake Placid High School: Science
teacher Mariposa Rinald, math teacher
Sandra Eldenberger, JROTC advisors
Col. Warren Johnson and SFC Rob
Robinson, science student Gage Pennisi,
math student David Greene, JROTC stu-
dents Sterling Bond and Kodi Morris.
Cracker Trail Elementary 'School:
Science teacher Tim 'Bowers, math
teacher Andrea White, science student
Micaela Devine and math student Jake
Ahearn.
Fred Wild Elementary School:
Science teacher Betsy Veith, math
teacher Jim Federico, science student
Cristian Tellez and math student Sara
Orrell.
Hill-Gustat Middle School: Science
teacher Cathy Hardesty, math teacher
Mary Pierce, science student Alyssa
Castelli and math student Kaylee Tuck.
Sun 'N Lake Elementary School:
Science teacher Mary Comers, math
teacher Sullyann Reyes, science student
Dominique Juliano and math student
Kelsey Keefe.
Woodlawn Elementary School:
Science teacher Stacy Hooks, math
teacher Carol Todd, science student
Jared Lang, and math student Ryan
Jones.
Sebring Middle School: Science
teacher Angie Porter, math teacher Patt
Willard, science student Natalie Stanley,
and math student Andrew Keith.
Sebring High School: Science
teacher Steven Picklesimer, math
teacher Cynthia McLeod, JROTC advi-
sors, Col. Robert Smith and SMSgt Larry
Ferguson, science student Matthew
Musto, math student Amy Hart, and
JROTC students, Paul Przychocki and
Leileni Santana.

January 2006, he Pegan his pres-
ent assignment as an Air Liaison
Officer with the 10th Division at
Fort Drum, N.Y.


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Educator recruitment fair

to showcase teaching

opportunities and more

Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Prospective teachers can
learn about teaching opportunities, interview
for jobs, and attend workshops at an educa-
tor recruitment fair from 4-7 p.m. on
Thursday, May 17, in the South Florida
Community College Highlands Campus
University Center.
The fair is for people seeking teaching
jobs in public schools. Recruitment special-
"ists and administrators from the school
boards of Highlands, DeSoto, Glades,
Hardee, Hendry, and Okeechobee counties
will discuss job openings, accept resumes,
conduct interviews with teaching candidates,
and make employment recommendations.
Computers will be available for applicants to
use for completing their online instructional
applications. Walk-ins will be accommodat-
ed for job interviews, although applicants are
encouraged to schedule appointments in
advance by calling the SFCC Career Center
at 784-7410 or. by sending e-mail to career-
centerjobsearch@southflorida.edu.
Through workshops and displays, career
professionals will learn how they canr pre-
pare to become certificated teachers through
SFCC's Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)
or the. Heartland Educational Consortium's
alternative certification program.
Representatives will also be available to dis-
cuss unique programs such as Troops to
Teachers and Spouses to Teachers, which
provide scholarships to eligible military vet-
erans and their spouses while they train to
become certified teachers.
Workshops will also cover practical
issues. Lisa Garrison, human resources man-
ager, Highlands County School Board, will
discuss "The Path to Certification," from
4:30-5:15 p.m. Vivianne Waldron, human
resources, Professional Development and
Recruiting, Highlands County School Board,
will give job interviewing tips in her work-
shop "Presentation for Teacher Interviews,"
from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Colleen Rafatti, pro-
gram coordinator, SFCC's EPI, and Michele
DeVane, SFCC education professor, will
present "Innovative Approaches to Teacher
Training- for Adult Learners: EPI and USF
2+2 Program," from 6:30-7 p.m.
Reservations are not required.
Heartland Workforce's mobile one-stop
van will provide general information about
employment and housing to people consider-
ing moving to the area.
Admission is free to the recruitment fair
and workshops.


Highlands County Commission Agenda

May 1, 2007


1. Meeting called to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of
Allegiance
3. Announcements
I Today, 8 a.m., Growth
Management Committee, Town of
Lake Placid, Municipal Bldg., 311
W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid
I Today, 2 p.m., Highlands Soil
and Water Conservation, Room
3, Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, 4509 W.George Blvd.,
Sebring
I Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.,
Transportation Disadvantaged
Local Coordinating Board, Room
3, Agri-Civic Center, 4509 W.
George Blvd., Sebring,
I Thursday, 8:30 a.m.,
Highlands County Tourist
Development Council, Room 3,
Agri-Civic Center, 4509 W.
George Blvd., Sebring
I Thursday, 11 a.m., National
Day of Prayer service, Front
Courthouse Lawn
I Thursday, 1:15 p.m.,
Highlands County Hospital


District Board, Room 302,
Highlands. County Courthouse
4. Consent agenda
A.- Request approval to pay all
duly authorized bills and employ-
ee benefits May 1
B. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Ernesto Medrano & Helen
Medrano
C. Request to accept into.the
record the 2007 2nd Quarterly
Report
D. Request approval to waive
the rental fees for H.L. Bishop
Park for a lake clean up project
on June 3
E. Request approval of a
Qualified Target Industry and
Brownfield Bonus Resolution for
Project 07-00254
F. Request approval of
Resolutions & budget amend-
ments 06-07-159; 166
G. Request approval of Budget
amendments 06-07-164; 167
5. Action
A. Housing Director: Request


approval of the 2007-2010 'SHIP
Local Housing Assistance Plan
(LHAP)
B. Benita Whalen, South
Florida. Water Management
District Okeechobee Service
Center Director: Request
approval of a Resolution request-
ing Federal funding for safety
improvements to the Herbert
Hoover Dike
C. John Zediak, Chief, Water
Management & Meteorology
Section, Jacksonville District US
Army Corps of Engineers:
Presentation on the Lake
Istokpoga Deviation request
D. County Administrator:
1. Request approval of budget
amendment 06-07-157
, 2. Presentation of a proposed
Agreement with the City of
Sebring
6. Recess
7. Reconvene 1 p.m. Mr. Tim
Jackson, President, Glatting,
Jackson, Kercher, Anglin, Inc.
and Vice President, 1000 Friends
of Florida: Presentation on
"Florida 2060"
8. Citizens not on the agenda
9. Commissioners
10. Adjourn


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MEN
Continued from 1A
C. Dale Landress began his
career working for
Wainwright as the supervisor
of education at Avon Park. He
then served three tours of
duty as the institution's war-
den himself, going on to
become a regional director
and deputy assistant secretary
of the Department of
Corrections.
Landress believes it is
because of Wainwright's com-
munications policy, carried on
by his successors, that there
has never been a major distur-
bance in the institution's his-
tory.
"The key at Avon Park," he
explained, "was in staying
calm and talking. Once an
inmate vents, once he's talked
about his problem, he feels
like he's been heard," and that
typically defuses the situa-
tion.

The West Point of the
Dept. of Corrections
Wainwright and Landress
are not the only Avon Park
staff members to go on t6
other leadership roles within
the Department of
Corrections. Correction offi-
cers are now college-educated
professionals, and so many
staff members have advanced
from Avon Park, the institute
is know as the West Point of
the corrections department.
But Landress also said the
institution's setting has a
great deal to do with improv-
ing the inmates' behavior.
Created in an abandoned
part of a World War II-era
military base that had been a
Federal Bureau of Prisons'
facility holding German pris-
oners of war, the original
buildings were 1940s vintage
- long, rambling, single-
story structures. In the begin-
ning, as a minimum security
facility, it had a single chain-
link fence. It opened with 28
inmates and a staff of 13.
Surrounded by shade oaks
dripping Spanish moss, with
Lake Arbuckle and its fringe
of cypress trees near by, evenI
today the atmosphere remains
tranquil and utterly un-prison
like, except for the rolls of
razor wire.
"If you have to be in prison,
this facility is one of the best
places," the current warden,
Don Davis, said.
Most inmates behave so
they don't risk being trans-
ferred to another, less pleas-
ant place.
The earliest inmates were
screened for admittance.
Though they might be serving
long sentences, they were all
trustee types, Landress said.
He told a story, for exam-
ple, about an elderly inmate
who was serving a life sen-
tence. The old man was
responsible for cleaning the

Divorces
Divorces filed at the
Highlands County Clerk of
Courts during March 2007 were
as follows:
Robin L. Sanders, petition-
er and Charles S. Hill Jr., Feb.
15, 2007.
Rudy Edward Simpson,
petitioner and Lori Lee
Simpson, Feb. 15, 2007.
Gwendolyn Haygood
Williams, petitioner and Leroy
Zean Williams, Feb. 15, 2007.
Eddie Hoy Wyatt, peittion-
er and Ki Suk Wyatt, Feb. 15,
2007.
Charles Krumbine, peti-
tioner and Arlene Krumbine,
Feb. 19, 2007.
Cherie L. Starr, petitioner
and Alan Lee Kurabieski, Feb.
20, 2007.
Stacey L. Morton, petition-
er and Douglas E. Morton, Feb.


21,2007.
Wendy Evans-Edwards,
petitioner and Hilary, Macrina
Edwards, Feb. 22, 2007.
Heather Alizabeth
Endicott, petitioner and Steve
Owen Endicott, Feb. 22, 2007.
. Jeremy L. Suggs, petition-
er and Carrie Ann Suggs, Feb.
22, 2007.
Evelyn Ethel Lowery, peti-
tioner and William E. Lowery,
Feb. 23, 2007.
Kenneth Howard Lynch,
petitioner and Brenda Lynch,
Feb. 28, 2007.


Gardening expert wanted

to be planted in prison


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.tiffley@newssun.cowmi
AVON PARK In
1952 Haywood "Willie"
Williams was in the Army,
stationed at the Avon Park
Air Force Range.
It was the height of the
Cold War. As a member of
the chemical corps, he was
growing experimental
grains because the federal
government worried about
possible attacks on the
nation's food supply.
In 1957, as the Avon
Park Correctional Institute
began to rise out of an
abandoned former federal
prison near by, it occurred
to Williams that the
inmates might be able to
help him out in the fields.
He approached Lbuie L.
Wainwright, warden of the
new correctional institu-
tion, and they immediately
struck a deal. In exchange
for the use of eight or nine
inmates, the institution
would borrow the army
tractor, or. other needed
equipment to use on its
farm.
That started a long asso-
ciation that Williams is
proud of to this day.
"You have no idea how
much money those inmates
saved the tax payers," he
said. "Let me tell you,
there was some real talent
in that prison.
"It may surprise you,, but
murderers were often the
best workers," he said.
"They were men who had
usually committed a crime
in the heat of passion, but


building used as 'the school-
house. During the day he car-
ried one of the only two keys
to the building. Individuals
were not allowed in without
permission, and the inmate
took his responsibilities seri-
ously.
One day Herbert Kelly,
who had just taken over as the
new warden, needed to get
into the locked school build-
ing. He approached the
inmate and asked him to
unlock the door, but the
inmate refused until Kelly
could prove he had Landress'
permission to enter.

Education a key
Education has been a key
component at Avon Park right,


Haywood "Willie" Williams,
spent 20 years running the
.horticultural program at
Avon Park Correctional
Institute. Living on the shore
of Lake Arbuckle was idyllic
he said.

who knew how to hold
dowri a job and work
everyday.
"The swindlers were the
worst," he added. "You
have to plan ahead to take
somebody's money."
Williams, who lived
with his family on the
shore of Lake Arbuckle,
didn't want to leave when
it came time to retire from
the Army.
Which is why he was
pleased when he was
approached by the warden,
and asked to take over an
ornamental horticultural
project at the institution.
From 1968 until 1991
Williams taught inmates
how to raise and care for
exotic plants. The plants
were given to various gar-
den clubs for fundraising
sales, or distributed to
families living on the base
to plant around the houses.


from the beginning.
In the earliest days, most of
the inmates were functionally
illiterate or unable to do basic
arithmetic.
Landress tells the ,storyr^of
one inmate protesting in math
class when Landress told him
that two plus two made four.
"How can that be," the
inmate asked, "when yester-
day you told me that three
plus one equals four?"
Today, an inmate's needs
are reviewed as he enters the
prison system and a plan of
action, including education or
drug treatment, is customized
for him at the facility. It is
possible for an inmate to learn
a trade, a general education
degree or up to two years of


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college education.
Davis said a lot of inmates
have never held a job.
Providing structure and a rou-
tine is an important part of the
learning process.
"If an inmate wants to
apply himself, the opportuni-
ties are here," he said. "If I
can keep this person busy
doing the right thing, and get
to problems before they fes-
ter, there is a much better
chance for success."

Growth over the years
Davis deals with a much
different population than
Wainwright did. While the
present work camp is much
like the original, in 1977 a
new Main Unit was built sep-
arafe from the work camp. Its
neat block buildings are
designed to house 542 close-
custody inmates, with two-
man cells, open-bay dorms
and close-confinement capa-
bility.
The work camp has been
rebuilt and modernized, too.
It has three open-bay dormito-
ries that house 431 inmates
who are held at medium and
minimum custody. Squads
from the camp do outside
public works for various gov-
ernment entities.
This continues a long tradi-
tion. In the mid-1960s it was
crews from the institution that
remodeled the Brickell
Building on Main Street in
Avon Park, turning it into the
original South Florida
Community College.
All the inmates are kept
busy, in school or at work.
'Some grow vegetables that
help feed the population.
Others keep the place clean or
provide the institution with
needed services, or make
goods like recapped tires
- that can be sold on the out-
side.
Yet despite the calm,
ordered atmosphere, there is
no doubt that APCI is a prison
and the inmates' movements
are watched all the time.
There is a double perimeter
fence, still chain-link but
reinforced and topped with
razor wire, a roving vehicular
patrol and after-dark lighting.
According to the institu-
tion's organization summery
of 2005, the Main Unit's pop-
ulation range in age from 18
to 60 years old. The average
age is about 35 years old. The
average sentence length is
16.5 years and the average
stay is 1.5 years.
The Main Unit has a staff
of about 240, of which 189
are correctional officers. The
Work Camp has an additional


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As he took a visitor on a,
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Hard pressed in a sweat shop


TOFFIN' IT

WITH TUFFLEY

Christopher Tuffley


own words.
"You either love it, or you
can't stand it," is exactly what
he said.
I had just sat down in his office
to get the background for this
week's assignment working at
Griffin's Dry Cleaners & Laundry.
Before I left, about three hours
later, I knew for sure I was one of
those who can't stand it.
In fact, I'll go a step further (my
apologies to Mr. Griffin) but I'd
rather hold up a sign on U.S. 27
begging for food than work in a
cleaners for a living.
It was the most demanding, most
difficult, most physically draining
job I've tried yet. And that includes
collecting garbage, roofing and lay-
ing sod.
The next time you pick up your
cleaning, take the time to say thank
you. These people deserve our
appreciation and respect.
Whyt was so terrible?
Well, start with the nsmell of the


Danny Gonzalez has been working at Griffin's Cleaners and Dry Cleaners
for about eight years. Here he works at the dry cleaning pants pressing
station. He is arranging the pants legs on the pressing machine, while top
the left, a pair of pants are being steamed free of wrinkles on another
machine called a topper. He will do those pants legs next.


solvent they use. Within an hour, I
had a splitting headache. My head
still pounded 12 hours later as I got
into bed.
Then there was the noise, and
even worse, the heat.
The pressing machines, for exam-
ple, operate at 330 degrees. Most
are made of two pieces, with the top
lifting up. Every time the top is
raised, the escaping heat envelopes
the operator.
The other pressing machines are
worse because they don't actually
press. They are called toppers
because they remove wrinkles from
the tops of pants. The waist of the
pants is pulled onto a form and
steam heat is forced through the
material, from the inside out. When
those puffs of hot air hit you, they
feel like aerated lava.
Then multiply that by the total-
number of machines -I lost track


at 11 and you understand why
everyone in the place is dripping
with sweat.
This was on a cool spring morn-
ing mind you I can't imagine
what it must be like on a humid
August afternoon.
Then there's the fact that you
spend the entire time on your feet,
working at a NASCAR pace.
For example, a good presser can
process 45 to 50 pairs of pants or
100 shirts an hour for eight hours.
Have I mentioned how heavy wet
clothing is?
Or the monotony of doing the
same thing over and over again?
Or how dangerous all of these
machines are?
Or the pressure of getting every-
thing just right? Don't forget, peo-
ple are sending out their very best
).1 I f, olite thread 'o ,)tou really,
SreIll rejil', don't \a to make


News-Sun photos by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
The business end of a cleaning establishment is crowded, noisy, danger-
ous and hot. The room is divided in two lengthwise, with one side being
wet, and the other dry. That way the delicates being dry cleaned don't get
mixed in with the tougher cottons. These are wet pants pressers, used
mostly for dungarees.


any mistakes.
Now I have to admit, some of the
machines are ingenious and fun to
operate. The wet shirt station was
particularly extraordinary.
Two pressers share the space, so
you have to develop a rhythm. One
machine has padded boards sticking
straight up in the air. I pulled the
sleeves of a shirt down onto them,
securing the cuffs of long sleeves
with metal clips. Then I stood back
and stepped on a foot pedal. The
hot steam puffed the sleeves out,
getting rid of the wrinkles.
Then I took the shirt and pulled
the torso onto another form, secure
ing the throat with a metal tab. '
Then came the coolest part. (I'm
speaking metaphorically). I stepped
on a foot pedal and the whole thing
- frame and shirt moved with a
carnival ride kind tof action, jt-ut
like a slice of bread going sideways


into a toaster. There are two slots so
as the one shirt goes in, another ,
slides out. Inside the slot more hot
air puffs out the body of the shirt.
The last thing I did was press the
cuffs and the collar. They are care-
fully laid out on a special pressing
machine that has three semicircular
sections in a row for each piece to
be laid on. I lowered the top, which
is curved just like the bottom, and
held it for about a minute. It
reminded me of a waffle iron, only
without the waffle grid.
The last thing I did -and it
proved the most difficult part -
was put the shirt on a padded pole
that is narrower on top.than on the
bottom. It's used to hold the shirt
while making sure the collar is
straight so you can button the little
top button.

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10A Sunday, April 29, 2007


I Ne Busness


How to fall in love with your house again


News-Sun photo by SUE ANN CARPENTER
Michelle and Rudy Cox, owners of Highlands Paint &
Decorating, can match any.color.


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK Rudy and Michelle
Cox have been painting contractors in
South Florida since 1998. They've lived
in Highlands County for the past three
years. They saw the need for a different
kind of paint store and opened Highlands
Paint & Decorating.
"We're different because everyone
here is a painter first and a salesman sec-
ond. We're all knowledgeable. We only
sell what is really needed and make sure
you get the best product for the job you
want to do," Rudy Cox said.
They are fully staffed with five people,
so there are no long waits. They stock
Graco and Titan paint sprayers. They not
only have pressure cleaners and paint
sprayers to rent, but they carry parts like
spray tips and hoses in stock. In addition
they have certified repair technicians on


Highlands Paint & Decorating

staff.
Their paints are comparably priced
with standard guarantees or better. They
supply Glidden and Devoe paints, Tuff
Top concrete stain, Old Master's wood
stain and Cabot Deck stains. "Devoe
brand is international. It's the oldest and
the largest manufacturer of industrial and
light industrial paint in the world. We
have 14,000 different colors on record
from every manufacturer, so we are able
to match anything and satisfy anyone.
Because of the quality of bases, we can
supply the deep Ralph Lauren colors,"
Cox said.
They also carry brushes, rollers, pans,
drop cloths, drywall mud, tools, tape
buckets, etc. Their Corona brushes are a
professional line. And Highlands Paint &


Decorating is the only place in town
where you can buy hard hats.
"Decorators, contractors, and individ-
ual homeowners like our full line of
products and services offered. I enjoy
this business because of the joy a fresh
coat of paint can give. It can make you
fall in love with your house all over
again. When your house looks dirty, it's
depressing. It definitely affects your
mood. Suddenly a new, bright color not
only spruces it up and maintains its
value, but makes you happy and more
appreciative of your home."
Highlands Paint & Decorating is at
1103 W. Circle St. in Avon Park (across
from the Olympic Restaurant, five blocks
north of Main Street). Hours are 7 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday- Friday and 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday. Call 453-8383 or e-mail
at highlandspaint@earthlink.net.


Solving the case of the disappearing profit


I recently learned my prof-
it last year was half what I
thought it was. My account-
ant made an adjustment
based on the year-end inven-
tory count. I think I under-
stand his explanation, but
what I want to know is how
to avoid this in the future.
OK. You may be familiar
with the business math
involved here, but let's start
with that. Here is the Cost of
Goods Sold calculation
where the impact of invento-
ry adjustments can be found:
Beginning inventory plus
purchases equals goods avail-
able for sale less ending
inventory equals Cost of
Goods Sold.
Inventory at year-end is
counted and used to arrive at
the Gross Profit. Problems
can come in when some com-
panies use the "gross profit
method" to calculate invento-
ry between fiscal year ends.
This is done when you don't
have a perpetual inventory
system that tells exactly what
should be in inventory based
- on what has been purchased
and sold.
Since ending monthly
inventory is not known, they


calculate it backwards,
using estimated
(assumed) Cost of
Goods Sold based on
historical gross profit
margin.5
This can be a little
dangerous. When
inventory is taken at
year end, it may show Bu.
that the numbers are Ad
out of whack. Maybe
margins changed dur- Fort
ing the year because of
changes in supplier prices or
other costs, and because of
changes in your own pricing.
Or, product mix changes may
have changed your real over-
all margin. There's another
little problem called "shrink-
age:" goods get stolen, lost
or damaged. This will be an
issue even if you have a per-
petual inventory system.
All these chickens come
home to roost when invento-
ry is counted and priced.
Then you find out the real
profit! The surprise could be
positive of course, but my
observation is that this sort
of surprise is usually nega-
tive. Too late to fix whatever
was causing it, so not only
have the chickens come home


siness
Ivisor
rest Steele


but the horse is out
of the barn!
This is why I
always recommend
getting up-to-date
inventory numbers
at least quarterly
rather than drift
along with the
gross profit
method. There are
three approaches,
two of which are


painful but accurate. The
third is a little less accurate
but may be fine for your
needs.
1. Install a perpetual
inventory system on your
computer. This takes some
work initially plus some
ongoing maintenance but you
always know where you are.
Test counts each month are a
very good idea in order to
make sure the system is accu-
rate.
2. Take a quarterly inven-
tory count and use the gross
profit method in between
quarters if you do monthly
income statements. (You do
have monthly statements,
don't you?)
3. Take a count of your key
items quarterly, the ones that


account for 60-80 percent of
your sales dollars but which
probably comprise 20-40 per-
cent of the inventory count.
Estimate the amounts for
other categories by eyeball,
by the gross profit method, or
both, and then split the dif-
ference. (If it's a big differ-
ence, count it all.)
Arduous work, to be sure,
but maybe you can get some-
one else to do it and then
check the figures.
Think how nice it would
be not to have an inventory
adjustment at year-end which
completely changes your
profit picture! And how nice
it would be to notice, and fix
promptly, the cost, pricing
and shrinkage bugs that eat
your profits.
I know, that's three
metaphors in a short column,
but don't these chickens,
horses and bugs get you
thinking?

Forrest Steele lives in Lake
Placid and is a management and
financial consultant. Send your
questions to him at
forrest@steeletemkin.com


Call Hudson Air at 863-449-0177


TUFFLEY
Continued from 10A
I was amazed at how hard
it was to fasten that sucker,
because it's opposite from
when you wear it.
I became acutely aware of
just how slow I worked,
especially when I looked at
the people around me. One
young woman, Misty Mercer,
was working five pants press-
es and two toppers all at the
same time and getting
more done than I did.
Because of the volume and
pace, a cleaning business has
to be highly organized and
detail oriented.
Griffin has installed a new,
cutting-edge computer sys-
tem that tracks each item
right through the process.;
At the last station, where
the clothing is bagged and
labeled, the computer even
tells the worker exactly
where to hang the item on the
moving rail.


Not only that, but the com-
puter stores a customer's
preferences in its data banks,
as well as each item of cloth-
ing's history with the compa-
ny. That means a customer
simply drops off a load with-
out having to wait to give
directions. The clerk scans
the bar code, attached on a
hem, and knows right away
exactly \ hai need, to, be
done, including w whether the
customer wants starch, and if
so, how much.
But Griffin doesn't rely
just on machines. He is very
hands-on, often doing the dry
cleaning himself. He and
Deborah Cauthen, his plant
supervisor, constantly rove.
about the floor double check-
ing all the action.
As you might imagine,
Griffin got into ihi'. work
because his parents had
before him. He started by
working in their plant in
Arcadia, and then branched
out for himself after his


father retired.
He is a modest, family
man who said it was people
going out of their way to
help him that allowed him to
become successful.
The business, he said, is a
tough one, with narrow profit
margins and lots of competi-
tion. "We have to watch our-
:.el\e' and constantly looks
for vways of improving," he
said. "More items are ironed
at home than get cleaned at
Feather's and Griffin's com-
bined every day."
On the other hand, clean-
ing has its pluses.
"It's kind of a cool busi-
ness from the standpoint that
our customers come back
again and again," he said, "so
you develop an attachment
and get to know them."
Even so, for me, there are
easier ways to meet people
like maybe swallowing
live insects to impress them.
But thank goodness that
for those of us who like to


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Avon Park's Williams will graduate from


SFCC before he gets his high-school diploma


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Ask
Alfonzo Williams Jr. where he
sees himself in 10 years, and
he'll tell you it's as a U.S. Air
Force officer and doctor of
anesthesiology finishing his
medical residency.
The Avon Park native is
only 18, but he talks about his
future with confidence and
pride because he has been
planning for it since he was in
middle school and he is well
on his way to success. On
May 7, he will receive his
associate in arts degree from
South Florida Community
College.
Why is that such a big deal?
Because it won't be until May
25 that he will graduate from
Avon Park High School with a
weighted grade point average
of 5.05.
What does it take to gradu-
ate from high school and col-
lege in the same month?
"Self-discipline," Williams
said. "You cannot give up
when the going gets tough. I
set a goal for myself, and I
was able to reach it."
His life could have turned
out differently. Because both
of his parents battled addic-
tions, Williams was placed in
his grandparents' care at the
age of 3. In the years that fol-
lowed, he was shuffled
between his parents, grand-
parents and several aunts, one
of whom he continues to live
with today.
If his early life came with
its share of trials, Williams
found the encouragement he
needed to pursue his dreams
from his pastor, his grandpar-
ents, and his aunts, but partic-
ularly his aunt Arthur Bell
Ousley, who passed away
recently.
"She was always there for
me, no matter what,"
Williams said. "She always
had an encouraging word."
In middle school, Williams
was selected to participate in
Take Stock in Children, which
promised him a two-year
scholarship to SFCC if he
continued to earn good grades
throughout high school. The
program also paired him with
a mentor, Laura White of
SFCC, whom he credited with
being indispensable in help-
ing him focus on his academ-
ic goals.
In high school, Williams
took part in SFCC's College
Reach Out Program (CROP),
which gives young people the
additional tutoring and coach-
ing they need to succeed in
college, and forged a relation-
ship with the coordinator,
Felecia Dozier.
"So many good people have
helped me," Williams said.
Williams also learned about
SFCC's Dual Enrollment pro-
gram, which makes it possible
for high school students to
attend college classes at no
cost. At the beginning of his
ninth-grade year, Williams set
the goal of having his associ-
ate's degree in hand when he
graduated from high school.
"I wanted .to take as many of
the free classes as I could," he
said. "I knew medical school
was going to be expensive."
By the end of 10th grade,
Williams had completed all of
his required high school
classes and was ready, to
become a full-time college
student. That accomplishment
required him to pass up some
elective courses and extracur-
ricular activities, except one
that he became particularly
passionate about: Junior
Reserve Officers Training
Corps (ROTC).
Because several family
members had served in the
armed forces, Williams
believed a military career
would provide him with the
leadership skills and financial
assistance he would need
when it was time for him to


enter medical school.
Williams got hooked on a
career in medicine while vol-
unteering at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center in
seventh and eighth grades.
"I've always known I wanted


to go into medicine," he said.
"At Florida Hospital, I saw it
all. I volunteered everywhere,
from the emergency room to
radiology."
He became fascinated by
seeing the many ways medi-
cine could be an outlet for
using his favorite subject, sci-
ence, in the service of helping


people. By becoming a surgi-
cal anesthesiologist, he wants
to combine his love of physics
with the leadership skills he is
developing through JROTC.
Despite his drive to succeed
academically, Williams has
found time to enjoy being a
.teenager. "I do have a social
life," he said with a laugh. "I


love tennis. I enjoy reading
and playing computer games
on the Internet and hanging
out with friends."
Still looking ahead,
Williams plans to continue his
education at Florida State
University or the University
of West Florida at the end of
the summer. But today, as he


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Parenting frustrations can cause spontaneous combustion


I am a parent. That means
unty since 1927 I am not totally sane. I don't
ZOMONA WASHINGTON remember a time I ever was
Executive Editor sane, but it's for sure that
since becoming a mom my
iSSEL mental stability has taken a
tor turn for the worse.
Kids have a way of taking
well-adjusted adults and
changing them into babbling,
frustrated lumps of human-
like bio-matter. And kids
seem to be experts at it. I
have long suspected that
o there is a major kids network,
.. transmitted through the air-
waves, in which they com-
pare notes on tactics and
boast of the time they actual-
ly got their mom's hair to
spontaneously combust.
Anyone who isn't a parent
doesn't get this. They look at
a cute baby, gurgling happily
in their stroller or car seat,
and cannot imagine such an
-adorable thing to drive a
S mom to massive quantities of
S chocolate. This is because
they don't see the adorable
baby when he's screaming
W his head off while vile things
W are overflowing from his dia-


per. Throw in Laura
a ringing
telephone and Lau
the oven
timer going off and you can
perhaps understand why
some moms look the way
they do.
When the kids get older,
the frustrations don't go
away. They just become dif-
ferent. The kids learn how to
speak, and start talking back
at you. That causes you to
scream back, and general
mayhem ensues.
Even now, at the "mature"
ages of 18 and 20, John and
James can frustrate me.
Usually it involves their
interactions with each other,
which consists at times of
name-calling and playful
fighting. This is guaranteed
to add gray to my hair.
-No parent is perfect. I've
lost count on the number of
mistakes I've made raising
John and James. I've
screamed at them. I've been
unreasonable. I've been
inconsistent. The fact that
they seem to be turning out


i's Look


ura


to be decent
human beings


Ware says more
about God's
influence in their lives than
my skills in parenting.
But after hearing Alec
Baldwin's rant to his 11-year-
old girl, I'm thinking maybe
I wasn't that bad a parent
after all.
Kids are frustrating when
your marriage is stable.
When you are in a nasty
breakup, as Baldwin and his
ex-wife are, it does not sur-
prise me that tempers are
running high.
I know someone who went
through a nasty divorce and a
battle for custody. It can be
ugly. And if one or both sides
decide to use one of their
kids as a way to hurt or irri-
tate their ex, it gets far, far
worse than ugly.
I can understand Mr.
Baldwin's frustration if he
wasn't getting to see his
daughter as often as he want-
ed. I can understand that he
was angry. But the message
he left for the girl went far


beyond what was acceptable.
Being angry does not give
any parent the right to talk to
his daughter the way he did.
"But Laura," some of you
might be saying. "Aren't you
giving Kim Basinger,
Baldwin's ex, a pass in all
this? After all, she probably
released the tape of the call
to hurt him!"
Well, there is (as I type
this) no clear indication on
how the tape got out. And no,
Ms. Basinger doesn't get a
pass. She is part of the prob-
lem in this, having disregard-
ed several court orders con-
cerning visitation rights.
They've apparently been
fighting this custody battle
for about five years.
Shouldn't they have worked
something out by now?
Yes, children can be frus-
trating. And they can drive
you crazy. But that is no rea-
son for a parent to start act-
ing like a child.

Laura Ware is a Sebring resi-
dent. E-mail her at bookworm-
lady @earthlink.net.


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m m o Editor:
At 16:00 hours on Friday 18th May
2007, the crew of a Wartime bomber will
* --- __ be commemorated at a memorial service
at the Church of St. Botolph in Stoke
Albany, Northamptonshire UK.
-- 4- a The bomber, a United States-built
,- 9 Boeing Fortress I, an early version of the
.0 legendary B17, was in service with the
a o then top secret, high altitude bombing
._ a. squadron based at Polebrook
S . Northamptonshire. 90 Squadron (Royal
._ j Air, Force) was specially reformed to
-. _._ take delivery of 20 of these aircraft sup-
.. plied under the lend-lease agreement in
the early summer of 1941. The crews
were hand-picked individuals who were
exceptionally fit and had undergone spe-
cial tests to ensure they could withstand
the harsh conditions met at high altitude
in unpressurised aircraft.
The aircraft were hastily pushed into
service despite a number of operational
S- problems that the Americans were as
keen to iron out as the RAF.
"* Each aircraft was crewed with six RAF
men and a United States Army Air Corps
* -.- "Advisor." A sensitive issue at the time
as America was still a neutral country.
The crew to be commemorated at
S" Stoke Albany are those of aircraft WP-E
.- "Easy" AN534, which crashed vertically
at high speed into a field just outside the
S- village, killing all seven men on board.
The American on board was I st Lt Laird
"- W Hendricks, he now lays in Arlington
*- Cemetery and during World War II had a
B17 training base named after him. That
base is now Sebring Regional Airport.
An RAF board of enquiry blamed the
crash on pilot error. These aircraft were
known to suffer instability problems if
* e -, the auto-pilot was engaged when the
gyros weren't correctly synchronised.
However they were also known to "ice
up" seriously at the 32,000 feet they
submissions were expected to operate at. Icing could
affect all control surfaces and in some
the editor, send it to 2227 U.S. 27 cases cause the aircraft to drop like a
870; fax it to 385-1954; or e-mail stone.
An eyewitness to the crash remembers
the deafening noise and seeing the air-


craft break apart just before the impact
that killed the seven men: Fit. Sgt.
Reginald G. Bradley, Royal Air Force
Volunteer Reserve, age 28; Flt. Sgt.
Hubert C.G. Brook, RAFVR, 25; Sgt.
Robert Henderson, RAFVR, 23; 1st. Lt.
Laird W Hendricks, USAAC, 25; Fit.
Sgt. Ronald C.A. Muir, RAF, 20; Sgt.
Philip S Pugh, RAFVR, 23; and Sgt. Roy
Smith, RAFVR, 28.
Attempts to contact any family mem-
bers of the crew have been going on for
some months with limited success. The
daughter and grandson of R.G. Bradley
who now live in Canada will attend
along with some other members of his
family who still reside in the UK. Any
other family members that can be traced
are obviously invited to attend the serv-
ice (as too are any other interested par-
ties); at which it is hoped that a plaque in
memory of the crew will also be
unveiled.
Steve Vincent
United Kingdom

County should live within means
Editor:
The fear mongering by Carl Cool
(county administrator) and the other
county officials regarding a property tax
roll back is over the top.
The budget increase for Highlands
County over the last five years has far
exceeded the rate of inflation and popu-
lation growth. This is due to the remark-
able increase in taxable property values
during this time.
The county government never talked
about rolling back the ad valorum tax
rate during this time to keep the property
tax increases in line with growth generat-
ed needs. To the contrary, they eagerly
spent the windfall and additionally
added an impact fee for new construc-
tion.
Is it any surprise to anyone that police
officers, nurses and teachers have a hard
time finding affordable housing in the
county?
Now Governor Charlie Crist wants to
roll back the taxes to a level commensu-
rate with growth and inflation generated
needs. So what is the response from the
county?


Trying to scare the public with state-
ments. like "We'd be closing libraries"
and "There will be a longer response
time from law enforcement and ambu-
lances."
This is nothing more than tripe intend-
ed to cause the public to call the
Legislature in opposition to the reason-
able tax rollback.
Highlands County has acted like a kid
with mom's credit card over the last five
years, and we (the taxpayers) are mom. It
is high time we take back this credit card
and make the county live within its
means.
D.B. Orr
Avon Park

War in Afghanistan is just as
bad as the on in Iraq
Editor:
If the Iraq war was a United Nations
war, you would not hear a yack from the
Democrats.
They do not want to get out of
Afghanistan, only Iraq. What is the dif-
ference? Our soldiers are being killed in
Afghanistan.
I sent this same message out to many
news entities. It should give a few people
something to think about...at least it
would not be called George Bush's war.
Eleanor Jeane Thomas
Sebring

Sandbar removal should be
good for all
Editor:
The April 23 article about cleaning out
the stumps in Lake Jackson was interest-
ing, especially the statement that part of
a sandbar would be removed behind Mr.
(Fred) Carino's house that is blocking his
dock's access to Lake Jackson.
There are 200-plus families who live
in Erin Park subdivision on three canals
to Little Lake Jackson. The outlet to
Little Lake Jackson from these three
canals has been blocked for some time
and no one has access to the lake. We
have approached Clell Ford (county
lakes manager) and were told there isn't
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Whether they're a cherished pet or out in the wild, all cats are naturally predators


I hope my writing conveys
my love of the great out-
doors. In my younger days, I
spent all of my non-working
hours either in the forests or
wading a creek or river to
enhance my knowledge of
nature's'wonders. Now, due
to Father Time and my wife's
admonitions, I no longer
roam the woods or wade the
creeks, though I sorely miss
doing so.
We live in a nice setting
near a golf course away from
the hustle and bustle of
everyday life. Ours is a quiet
shady street with good neigh-
bors, plus we are on a cul-de-
sac at the end of the street, so
we have no traffic to spoil


our serenity.
With two bird baths in the
large backyard, we enjoy the
many birds that seem to
thank us each hot afternoon
as they enjoy splashing away.
Feathered visitors include
doves, blue jays, cardinals,
thrushes, sandhill cranes and
woodpeckers and an uniden-
tified little blue-grey bird
with a black tail and head.
The ever-present mocking-
birds, who seem to bully the
other small birds, also spend
a lot of time in the water.
Lately, I have found two
dead blue jays near the bird
baths. Only bright blue feath-
ers remained where they
were destroyed by predators.


My neighbor also
has a bird bath and
just recently chased
three cats away from
a cardinal's remains
nearby. The wild ,
birds are not as -
plentiful now in the
back yard.
There was a nest Out(
in an oak tree just
above the bird's Lloyc
watering hole, but
the doves that built it have
now abandoned it without
raising any young. The bird-
killing culprits seem to be the
dozens of cats that roam our
neighborhood.
I contacted our local ani-
mal control office. They


C-1 informed me that
several residents in
our community have
,'. registered conm-
plaints about the
large number of
domestic cats taking
over our yards.
Along with the
doors killing of wild birds
and other small
d Jones wildlife, they leave
their calling cards in
the form of stinky messes for
non-pet owners to clean up.
Some of the folks in our
community are probably
upset with the action that a
few of us have taken to try to
protect our feathered friends
and eliminate some of the


smelly messes we are con-
stantly cleaning up. I should-
n't have to wash the tires on
my riding mower every time
I mow the yard.
Tuesday, the Highlands
County commissioners said
that the dog owners who let
their dogs roam free can be
charged with a criminal
offense. Maximum penalties
can cost the dog owner a
$500 fine and a sentence of
six months in jail. We realize
that cats are not the menace
that free-roaming dogs are to
people, especially children.
If we can have penalties
for those persons who let
their dogs run free, we
should be able to find the


means to force pet owners to
keep their cats confined to
their own property.
I realize that pet owners
don't want their pets locked
up by animal control, but cats
are predators by instinct and
they do a terrific amount of
damage to small wild animals
and birds. I have never
allowed the dogs and cats I
have owned to run loose.
If you have cats, show
them you care about them by
keeping them in your home
or.screened porch and let us
all enjoy the wildlife living
in our back yards.

Lloyd Jones is the outdoors colum-
nist for the News-Sun.


LETTERS
Continued from 12A
money available in the budget
to remove this sandbar. If
there are monies available
from the city and county to
remove a sandbar for an indi-
vidual, why can't something
be done for the residents of
Erin Park?
Waterfront, canal, or lake
access properties are higher
priced and our taxes are high-
er, so this is, not just a boating
and fishing issue. Not having
lake access diminishes prop-
erty values and Realtors sell-
ing any of these canal proper-
ties as lake access seems less
than ethical! Diminished
property values are monies
out of all our pockets. I don't
know anyone who likes that,
do you?
Jake and Ann Roehm
Sebring

Lot to consider for
public dog park
Editor:
I have heard a lot of talk
lately about a dog park, or
rather the lack of one in
Highlands County. I would
just like to share v, lth. e ,,- ,m
one what IE have learned
through months of research.
Being in the "dog' field for
.10 years now, I know it is
imperative for a dog's health,
not only to get proper nutri-
tion, but to get plenty of exer-
cise. Most dog behavioral
problems come from boredom


and lack of proper exercise
(and let's face it, although
better than nothing, ,a leisure-
ly mile walk is not enough for
high energy, active dogs.
It is also known that a
canine is a "pack" animal by
nature. Sure they will protect
their humans and surround-
ings, but this behavior is usu-
ally on a leash or when they
are in their vehicles or homes
because they are working
then, protecting their owners
and property, but take them
out of their working environ-
ment and they just love to be
dpgs. Like kids, they want to
get dirty, play tug-o-war,
wrestle, fetch, swim and run
with the "pack."
This is why parks are
important and very, much
needed, because my dogs, like
many others, are our children
and we need to nurture them.
We are responsible to provide
for their every need.
However, there is a lot to con-
sider and to take in perspec-
tive when choosing a park.
There is a lot more to it than
just take your dog to a park
and turn them loose.
Here are a few things to
take into consideration when
considering. a park: Security,
access -and hours, "tempera-
ment testing, cleanliness;
monitoring, disease and para-
site control and safety.
Public parks are great to
have and I will definitely wel-
come one if Highlands
County chooses. They are free
of admission, yet we, the tax-


payers fund it. Shot records
are not required and any and
all dogs are allowed access, as
well as children. There is no
monitoring of behavior, so it
is a "play at your own risk"
park. All dogs, big and small,
usually enjoy one big fenced-
in area.
Private'parks have a (one-
time only) registration fee:
This is where an evaluation of
the dog is performed and
decided which of the four sec-
tions this dog is allowed to
play that suits him best; which
allows all pets to play safely,
with like dogs. Shot records
are filed to make sure all pets
are free of parasites and pests.
A daily, monthly or yearly
membership fee (usually $4 a
visit or $25 monthly) is
charged. This is for security
(keyed entry security gate),
pest control, maintenance and
employees. Private parks
offer added amenities such as
self-serve dog wash, refresh-
ment machines, water fea-.
tures, misters hammocks and
benches.
So depending on what suits
your needs, those are the
underlying considerations that
need to be taken into perspec-
tive. .
SAlthough I lam not sure
what lies ahead for a public
park, I can tell you there is a
private park opening in June


in Sebring. Keep your eyes
and ears peeled for more
information.
Dana McPherson
Sebring

Big cats in cages is
not educational
Editor:
Last year after more than
5,000 letters of protest about
big cats on the fairgrounds,
we were told that big cats
wouldn't be at the fairgrounds
any more, and as a result you
did not allow the tigers to be
displayed, but then made an
exception for the Florida
Wildlife Conservation
Commission to exhibit an
obviously stressed cougar.
Small children were wit-
nessed taunting the cat and
sticking things in the cage.
This is not education.
There is no reason to be
displaying big cats in little
cages at the Florida State
Fairgrounds. Seeing these
magnificent animals in unnat-
ural settings does nothing to
educate the public. On the
contrary when people see big
cats being led on leashes or
kept like trophies it encour-
ages them to want one of their
own. Eighty-five p'ei'feent bf
the big cats.,that aie Jdi.i!dcd
are from the pet and entertain-
ment/education industries.
Just recently there have


been a number of incidents
involving big cats on display
injuring and killing innocent
bystanders. Frequently the
victims have been small chil-
dren. At least one case this
year was at a Florida fair.
There is no safe way to trans-
port these top predators and
no way to insure the safety of
visitors to the fair. You can
read about hundreds of people
who were killed or mauled
and the hundreds of big cats
who were killed for doing
what they were hardwired to
do here:
www.bigcatrescue.org/big_ca
t_news.htm
Most of the people who
make their living by dragging
big cats around to fairs, carni-
vals and roadside tourist traps
only ,use the cats while they
are babies and then discard
them every few months for
new cubs. This has caused a
50 percent increase in the
number of tigers in Florida
(1455) in the past 15 months
alone according to the Palm
Beach Post.
Just recently two tiger cubs
who were presumed used in
this way were thrown from
the back of a moving vehicle
to discard of them. These peo-
ple say that they are breeding
for conservation or educating
the public about the plight of
the tiger when in fact they are


just using the animals to sup-
port themselves. You can see
photos and video clips of one
of the exhibitors at the Florida
State Fairgrounds here:
www.bigcatrescue.org/bigca-
texhibition.htm
Just in the state of Florida
there are 8,000 people with
permits to own wild animals.
Of that number, 520 facilities
are permitted to own tigers,
gorillas and other Class I dan-
gerous animals, and another
15 have "small" cats, but only
21 are accredited zoos and
only three are accredited
sanctuaries. The state' of
Florida does not consider a
250 pound cougar to be a
"big" Class I cat and will
issue permits to people to
have them as housepets.
There are more tiger breeders
in Florida than anywhere else.
Florida also has 262 USDA
exhibitors with big cats, more
than any other state.
Wild animals were never
meant to be used as props.
Please let me know that you
are going to make the state
fairgrounds a place that I can
go without being in danger,
and without being exposed to
the inhumanity of displaying
any exotic cats in cages.
Thank, you for your time--.in
the matter.
Chris Fletcher
Sebring


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Community Calendar


SUNDAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Shrine Club, on
State Road 17, Avon Park, has
country western bluegrass
music from 2-4 p.m. until the
last of March. Refreshments
available. For more information,
call 471-2288.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and qualified
guests only.
* Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second
floor conference room at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 385-4277. For
details on the organization, go
to www.oa.org.
* 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
meets from 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.


* 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 385-1.234 or e-mail
2capers @earthlink.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
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park.
* 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 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.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m. For
details, call Darrell Peer at 385-
0107.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has pizza and darts at 7:30
p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call 471-
3557.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages from 1 p.m. to clos-
ing at 11675 U.S. 98. For
details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Optimist Club


meets at 6:30 p.m. first and
third Mondays at Sebring
Library. For details, call Gabriel
Read, 453-2859 or Barbara
Stringer, 453-6661, Ext. 305.
* 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. I
* 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 War
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For more details,
call 699-5444.

TUESDAY
* Al-Anon Family Groups
meet for discussion and Twelve
Step study at noon, Union
Congregational Church, 105 N.
Forest Ave., Avon Park. Parking
available south of old church.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has shuf-,
fleboard and euchre, both at 1
p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-
7940.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members and
guests. For details, call 385-
0234.
* Avon Park Boy Scout
Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30
p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202
Robert Britt St., Avon Park.
Boys ages 11.-17 are eligible to
join. For details, call 452-2385.
* Avon Park Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Avon Park Lions Club
meets 6:45 p.m., dinner includ-
ed, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell
St., Avon Park.
* 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, 1000-1
U.S. 27 South; Sebnng. 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. .
* Depression Bipolar
Support Alliance Group
meets every first and third
Tuesday in Sebring. For
details, call Ronnie Daugherty
at 382-6169 or e-mail rox-
ann@tnni.net.
* Fleet Reserve Association
Board of Directors Heartland
Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m.,
Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland
Ave., Sebring. Regular meet-
ing, first Tuesday after board of
directors meeting. Call 471-
6109 for details.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday at
Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Florida Native Plant
Society meets at 7 p.m. the
first Tuesday in Conference
Room 3 at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center, 4509
George Blvd:, Sebring. For
details, call Roy Stewart at
(863) 632-0914.
* 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.,
Room 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
Adoption Support Group
meets from 7-8:30 p.m. first
Tuesday at Quality Inn & Suites
Conference Center, 6525 U.S.
27 North, Sebring. For more
details, call 382-0352.
* Highlands County Lodge
of the Order Sons and
Daughters of Italy in America
meets the first Tuesday of each
month at Visions ADT in
Sebring. The officers meet at 6
p.m. and the general meeting
will follow at 7 p.m. For details,
call Philomena Greco at 402-
0048.
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Tuesday for a business meet-
ing at the Women's Club of
Sebring, 220 SW Lakeview
Drive, Sebring. For details, call
471-3117.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m'.
at the lodge. Happy hour is
from 2-5 p.m. The ladies gener-
al meeting is at 7 p.m. the first
Tuesday. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Jaycees meets
7:30 p.m., first and third
Tuesday, Jaxson's. Board
meetings at 6:30 p.m. on sec-
ond Tuesday. For details, call
Joe Collins, 655-5545.
* Lorida Community Club
meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the
Lorida Community Center to
plan events.
* Multiple Sclerosis Support
Group, meets 7 p.m. second
Tuesday at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring, in the
first floor doctor's conference
room. For more details, call
465-3138.
* 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.
* Order Sons of Italy in
America Lodge 2830 of
Sebring meets at the first
Tuesday at Vision ADT,
Sebring. Officers meet at 6
p.m. with general meeting for
men and women at 7 p.m. For
details, call Tom Canali at 385-
7869.
. Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
every Tuesday and has blood
pressure screening from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third
Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
For details, call 465-4888.
* Placid Lakes Home and
Property Owners Association
Inc. has its board meetings at 7
p.m. first Tuesday at Placid
Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid
Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888 for
details. Annual meetings are in
February. Quarterly meetings
are in May, September and
December.
* Rotary Club of Sebring
(Noon) meets at noon at the
Sebring Civic Center, near the
library in downtown Sebring.
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.
and beef franks and Italian
sausages from 1 p.m. to clos-
ing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring.
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. For details, call 385-
2966 or leave a name, number
and message.
* Sertoma Club meets at 7
a.m. at Dee's Restaurant,
Sebring. For details, 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.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 618 has weigh in
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
5 p.m. Call 453-7984 or 453-
0760.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, plays darts 7 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 E.,
Lake Placid. The ladies execu-
tive meeting is at 9 a.m. and
the house committee is at 11
a.m. the first Tuesday. For
more details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 has a card tourna-
ment at 2 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902..
* Zonta Club of Highlands
County meets second
Tuesday. Call Rebekah
Kogelschatz at 314-9336.


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iGA Sunday, April 29, 2007 The News-Sun wwwnewssun.com


Avon Park Relay For Life


exceeds $35,000 goal


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The annual
American Cancer Society Relay For
Life event at the Avon Park High
School raised $42,000 for research
and local patient services. The total is
$7,000 more than the original $35,000
goal set last year by the organizing
committee, event volunteer chairman
Lee Ann Hinskey siad.
Sixteen teams of volunteers from
Avon Park and the surrounding area
contributed to the effort, including
four teams from South Florida
Community College, Resurrection
Lutheran Church, Avon Park High
School students, Ace Homecare,
Vickers Chiropractic, Avon Park
Chamber of Commerce, the Center for
Great Apes, Wild Turkey Tavern,
Avon Park Youth Academy, Park
Elementary School, Avon Park Middle
School faculty and Avon Park Middle
School students.
David Flowers, master of cere-
monies, welcomed all as the survivors
opened the event by walking the open-
ing lap of Relay. Special activities
centered on the infield stage included
performances by the GI Joe Band, the
Diamond Steppers, and the band
Crush. While teams participated in
field games like sack races, a tire roll
and the Road to Recovery race car
decorating and race.
"Avon Park area residents really
showed their spirit," Hinskey said.
"Many cancer survivors who
include anyone ever diagnosed with
cancer showed up to participate as


well. It was touching and emotional
for all of us."
The Saturday night rainfall com-
pelled organizers to postpone one of
the highlights of the event, the tradi-
tional luminaria ceremony. The emo-
tional ceremony has been rescheduled
for 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the
amphitheater in the center of the main
South Florida Community College
Highlands Campus. The luminaria
ceremony honors patients who are still
battling their disease as well as those
who passed away. Survivors will be
offering various readings and poems,
which are accompanied by selections
of appropriate music. The program
also includes a beautiful PowerPoint
presentation.
The luminaria ceremony will cap
the traditional "wrap up" party for
team members, volunteers and con-
tributors, which is scheduled to start at
the South Florida Community College
Gym at 6 p.m. A number of awards
and special presentations will be made
to recognize volunteers and contribu-
tors, while the coveted "most team
spirit award" will be presented to the
winning team.
The public is warmly invited to
both events.
Hinskey said the money raised in
the 2007 Relay For Life will be used
to speed up the search for new
weapons to fight cancer of all types.
"Cancer will soon become the number
one killer in America as baby boomers
grow older. In' order to expand our
patient services and research new


Courtesy photo
16 teams joined together to raise more than $40,000 during Avon Park's
Relay for Life earlier this month. Sebring's Relay for Life event took place
this weekend.


ways to treat patients, we've got to
channel more public attention and
money into this problem."
Jean Lund, an Avon Park Relay vol-
unteer and cancer survivor herself,
was inspired to participate because of
her own experience. "It shows how
people can live rich lives instead of
moping about," Lund said.
Major sponsors of this year's event
in Avon Park include: Rick and Jean
Moyer, sponsors of the Survivor
Reception, Florida Hospital
Heartland, Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Heartland
Endodontics and .Periodontics, KDL
Inc., Narki Groves, Subway, Mid-
Florida Federal Credit Union, and the
residents of Manor Hill.
Other contributors include
Highlands Independent Bank,
Culligan Water, Taylor Oil Company,
Heartland National Bank, GeoDev
Inc., Long's Air Conditioning, Mark
Palmer Electric, V & W Farms, Rotary
Club of Highlands County, Wells
Dodge Chrysler, Barben Fruit Co.,,


Bill and Lisa Jarrett, Plaza Chevrolet,
Sevigny & Johnson Eye Care, Big T
Tire, Reed's Motel, Highlands Master
Jewelers, Cohan Radio Group,
Comcast, Highlands' Today, and the
News-Sun.
In-kind sponsors who donated time
and equipment to the event -include
AFLAC, the Auto Body students of
SFCC, Avon Park High ,School
Athletic Department and Cafeteria,
the APHS Cheerleaders, the Avon
Park Boy Scouts Troop 156, Bruce
Duncan, Bruce Linhart of Highlands
Community Church, Captain D's
Seafood, Crush, David Flowers, the
Furniture Doctors, Evergreen Nursery,
Albertson's, the Diamond Steppers,
DJ Art, Dr. Syed Ahmed, Frames and
Images Awards, GI Joe Band, Happy
Owl, Highlands County School Board,
Jahna Concrete, Palmer Grand Rental
Station, Progress Energy, the Red Hat
Ladies of Crystal Lake, Coca Cola,
Tom Lund Insurance, and members of
the Union Congregational Church
Praise Team.


15th annual

Postal Food

Drive May 12
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING" Mark your
calendars for Saturday, May
12. That's when the National
Association of Letter Carriers
and Rural Route Carriers, in
conjunction with the Sebring
and Avon Park Post Offices,
will be collecting canned
goods and other non-perish-
able food (canned meats, veg-
etables, soups, rice, cereals,
juices, etc.) for their annual
one-day postal food drive.
Last year's food drive
brought in approximately
55,000 pounds of food for
charitable food pantries in
Sebring and Avon Park.
This year's nationwide
goal for this one-day event is
.100 million pounds.
More than 750 million
pounds of much-needed food
has been collected and dis-
tributed across the nation
since the postal food drive
began.
If you would like to partic-
ipate, place non-perishable
food items by your mailbox
on Saturday, May 12.
The letter carrier or a local
volunteer will pick it up.
Food donations can also be
dropped off at the post offices
behind the mall or downtown.
For more information, call
Frank Glinski at 385-5006.


Two students represent SFCC on All-Florida Academic Team


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South Florida
Community College students Chad
Colestock and Justin Martin were chosen
to be members of Phi Theta Kappa's
2007 All-Florida Academic Team.
Each year, 110 students from Florida's
28 public community colleges are
appointed to the All-Florida Academic
Team based on their outstanding academ-
ic performance and community service.
During, spring break in March, the
honorees were invited to Tallahasee to
tour the capitol, observe the Legislature


in session, and attend other events.
"What made an impact on me was the
rest of the students on the All-Florida
Academic Team and how outstanding
they were," Colestock said.
Colestock will graduate from SFCC in
May and study mechanical engineering
at the University of Florida. .During his
two years at SFCC, he has been on the
Vice President's List and the President's
List and has received the Outstanding
Achievement Award for Chemistry. As a
pitcher for SFCC's Panther baseball
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Conference All-Academic Team in 2006-
07 and was the 2007 SFCC Male Athlete
of the Year. He is the president of
SFCC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter.
Martin completed his associate's
degree at SFCC at the end of the 2006
fall term. The former intelligence analyst
for the U.S. Army is now working on a
bachelor's degree in social science edu-
cation at Warner Southern College with
the goal of becoming a high school histo-
ry teacher.
"I was surprised and honored to be
nominated," Martin said.


Courtesy photos
Dr. Norman L. Stephens, Jr., president of South Florida Community
College, presents awards to Justin Martin (left photo) and Chad
Colestock for representing SFCC on the All-Florida Academic
Team.


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Pause and
Consider
Jan Merop

Truth believed,

truth applied

When our dream houm-
became our % or,;t nicht-
mare. our faith %%s put t'O
the test.
The house had er ed
us well in man\ \\a\ \\e
had vision ot ho,\ \%e
would enlarge our poich
and kitchen one dai\ as
well as add another bath-
room. But. \%e kne'. that
was a far off dream.
Our first priority was to
raise our three boys and
give them stability. In the
first three years of our
marriage, they had made a
remarkable adjustment to
being part of an enfolded
family after having lived
through divorce and sin-
gle parenting.
But the undercurrent of
Ken's worsening health
snagged us at every turn.
Treating the symptoms in
every way we could did
not eliminate the problem
a problem we couldn't
uncover.
Then one day we
burned some moldy wood
in our woodstove. Ken's
asthma ins(tanl) and
severely worsened. We
rushed him to the hospital.
This happened twice with-
in a short time revealing
to us that mold had been
the culprit all along. It
wasn't visible or
detectable by smell, but it
had permeated the atmos-
phere from the damp
crawl space under the
house.
All along we had been
trusting God for the
answer to our dilemma.
When the answer finally
came, we didn't like it.
Yes, in some ways it
was go6d to finally know
what the problem was.
But suddenly we were
faced with Ken's immedi-
ate evacuation of our
home and the need to sell
the house right away.
The answer seemed to
create even more prob-
lems. It was as if an
instrument to measure the
depth of our faith had
been plunged into the '
dilemma.
At first, while springing
into action, I heard the
whine in my voice. But,
as I turned to God in
prayer and to his word, I
began to realize that not
only must I believe the
truth, but apply the truth. I
gained a greater apprecia-
tion of how when things
seem impossible, that's
God's opportunity to
prove otherwise.
And as his plan unfold-
ed in the weeks and
months ahead, we devel-
oped a new depth of faith.
The Lord was teaching us,,
discipline us. In spite of
the moldy wood we
burned to ashes, beauty
was hidden there. Isaiah
61: 3, NKJV, says it all.
"To give them beauty
for ashes, the oil of joy
for mourning, the garment
of praise for the spirit of
heaviness; that they may
be called trees of right-
eousness, the planting of
the Lord, that He may be
glorified."
That's what happens
when truth is not only
believed, but applied.
Selah.

Jan Merop is a contributing
writer of the News-Sun.


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Hardee County landmark the expression of an artistic soul


By SUEANN CARPENTER
News-Su i.' p, ni t it


K ing ot the castle Howard
Solomon has al a as been a
Renaisaiice mtan in search
of ctea.ite solitude.
Solomon's Castle is the expression of
his artistic soul
Built by his %o n hand. the exterior
is of an area nec'. spaper't discarded
printing plates Inside the castle.
Solomon entertains aitih endless, sills
puns as he guides \ou through _,al-
leries of his found-object art There
are more than .s stained glass win-
dows as a backdrop containing
nursery rhymes. lighthouses. mam-
mals, candles and more
His lightning-quick i it
and prolific
creativity
showcase
his multi-
tude of dis-
carded-junk
sculptures.
Some exam- .- .
ples are a ,
grouper made
of beer can bot- "
toms and 50
pounds of coat
hangers trans-
formed into a
giraffe, penguin
and unicorn.
There's an ele-
phant made of
seven oil drums
with clam-shell
toes. Manatee ribs
from Peace River
create the tusks.
The six-sided room has a 240-
pound, three-sided door. The walls
contain painted wood-scrap montages
in the style of masterpieces by
Modigliani and Picasso.
A skilled metal crafter, Solomon
has used recycled objects like gears,
brake shoes, cylinder heads and other
car parts to create his humorous
sculptures:
A self-taught artist, Solomon made
his first wood inlay at age 9. He was
born and raised in New York and
moved to Florida in 1956.
"I was born an artist and my arthri-
tis chased me to Florida," he said
In the 1960's, he owned two art
galleries in the Bahamas and one in
Miami. Later, he decided to consoli-
date, downsize and dream a new
dream.
Outside Ona, Solomon originally
purchased 40 acres. Over the years it
has increased to 90 acres.
"I've seen the cost of land run
originally from $350 an acre to
$10,000 for the last piece I pur-
chased," he said. "My only regret
was that in '72 when I bought this
swampland and decided to build I let
the local lumberyard talk me into, not
elevating it more. I should have made
the castle taller.


Ne%.s-Sun photos b) KATNRA SIMMONS
The 'Boat in the Moat' restaurant (top photo) is a 60-foot replica of a 16th
century Portuguese Galleon that serves as the castle's restaurant. Visitors
can also explore the grounds at Solomon's Castle to see both real wildlife,
like the colorful iguana on the left, and manufactured wildlife, like the turtle
on the right).


"I have worked on it off and on for
14 years. When I saw the ads for the
printing plates, I thought they'd work
fine because I always liked the look
of Airstreams. They're very malleable
and easily nailed over plywood and
tar paper."
After Solomon's wife died in 1972,
he lost himself in the construction
and kept his hands busy.
"Then a friend of my daughter's
friend's mom a nurse came to
take.stained glass lessons ... and
wouldn't leave. That was Queen
Peggy, who became my plant manag-
er. She's in charge of the landscap-
ing," Solomon said.
The Boat in the Moat, also built by
the artist, is a 60-foot replica of a
16th century Spanish galleon. It took
four years to complete and houses the
castle's restaurant. It seats 250 and is
often reserved for parties and special
occasions because the staff says "you
dream it we'll do it."
Solomon's son-in law Dean oper-
ates the restaurant. Sandwiches, sal-
ads and entrees are reasonably priced.


Only closed on Mondays, the hours
are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"My daughter Alane is the chef
here. She's always been my right
hand. She and her brother Ricky, who
now lives in Mississippi, were 10 and
15 when we moved here and started
building," Solomon said. "We have a
total of five kids: hers, mine and
ours. My step sons live in Minnesota
and Tennessee. Our youngest is 20,
and we refer to him as Prince
Benjamin Reilly Solomon, heir
apparent to the castle. Alane had two
girls and a boy."
He is also a proud grandfather.
"Our grandkids are Julie, the
youngest school teacher 'in the state
of Florida, who teaches at Avon Park.
She was the youngest to graduate
USF, and she'll receive her master's
in May at age 22.,Cole, 20, is taking
EMT training and Hope is 15, attend-
ing both high school and junior col-
lege. She plans to attend Edison
Community College in January."
The castle grounds were designed
by his queen, Peggy. "He told me I


*\as "plant manager'. Whatever I
planted. I had to take care of. I prob-
abl\ overdid it. I loae this location. It
i. so tranquil." PeN22 Solomon said.
When visiting. take time to walk
the grounds to iev% % hinmsical sculp-
ture nestled amidst tropical flowers
and foliage Then cross the draw-
bridge o\ er the moat and walk along
an eight-minute nature trail, where
you'lll spot %wildlife like turtles, alli-
gators and otters amidst majestic oaks
draped \ ith Spanish moss, palmettos,
cypress and %t illow along scenic
Horse Creek.
There is e'en a special Blue Moon
Room at Solomon's Castle. After
climbing to the top of the stairway to
the stars, there is an efficiency apart-
ment on the top floor Tiki lamps
and the sounds of the
Florida
h swamp
create an
enchanti-
ng, roman-
tic over-
Bae night or
weekend at
$127 per ,
Night. Twoh
r additional
bed-and-
breakfast
units are near-
ing completion
at their Horse
Creek Life
House.
Visit the gift
shop and get an
autographed copy
of Solomon's lat-
est endeavor. The $12.95 book is a
humorous glimpse of his personality.
Based on his grandfather's stories, it
tells the family's history in pre-revo-
lution Russia. To escape Siberia, his,
grandfather, Sam Udalevich, hid in a
manure wagon bound for Poland.
Later, he married a butcher woman
named Hannah, who'd also immigrat-
ed to Poland. Together with their
kids, they stowed away packed in
crates of animal kidneys headed to
London. When the family finally
made it to Ellis Island in 1905, their
name was changed to Solomon.
King Solomon's nature is to follow
his dreams. He always sees the
humor in,life while making castles,
boats, art and magical statements. Be
sure to allot half a fun-filled day to
get your creative juices flowing.
Solomon's Castle is closed on
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Road 665 off of State Road 64. Then
a brown-and-yellow state sign will
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In this directory, call the News-
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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

* Christ Fellowship, Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New Life
Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching
His Doctrine; and Awaiting His
Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit
and in Truth." Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor
Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924.
* First Assembly of God, 114
South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 453-4453. Sunday
:"School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship:
10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday
Children's Church: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Adult Bible Study and
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 their
quest to become more like Christ.
Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer
meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth
worship in the youth facility, and
missions training for all children.
Call the church at 655-1524.
First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship servic-
es are at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the
11:00 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday evening, a youth group
meets at 6:20 p.m. and is for ages 3
through 12th grade. Also at 6:30
p.m., is a prayer service followed by
adult choir rehearsal First Lorida is
the "Place to discover God's love."
Toby Cribbs, Youth/Children
Ministries; Mike Ford, bus captain.
Bus rides to Sunday School and
11:00 a.m. worship service are pro-
vided for children grades first
through adults by calling 655-1878.
For more information about the
church or the ministries offered, call
655-1878.
First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr.
James Henry, pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Bill Cole,
associate pastor education; Arnie
Belcher, student ministry adviser.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday -
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for chil-
dren, youth and adults from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's
Day Out for children age 6 weeks to
5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director.
Call 385-4704.
Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
401 South Florida Ave., Avon Park.
Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St.,


Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: 9:45
a.m..Sunday School for all ages; 11
a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. chil-
dren's and junior church; 4:30 p.m.
choir practice; 6 p.m. evening wor-
ship service. Wednesday prayer
and Bible study is 7 p.m. for chil-
dren, youth and adults. Pastor is the
Rev. John D. Girdley. Office hours
are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Phone is 453-5339; fax is
453-5556; e-mail is
theavenide@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 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
* Open Door Baptist Church,
located in the Sebring Square shop-
ping 'center in the Music Makers
Music Store (between Winn Dixie
and the pet store). The Bible is our
doctrine. Our faith is the Lord Jesus
Christ. "Come let us search the
Scriptures together." Everyone is
cordially invited to attend. Bible
study, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 11
a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday evening service, 6 p.m.
.Pastor Rev. James R. Stevens. For
information, call 402-5699.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas-
tor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home
phone: 655-0967. Affiliated with the
National Association of Free Will
Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Mike
Adams, Pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir
practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided.
For information, call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
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.
N 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., and 12 noon Monday
through Friday. Faith Formation
Classes for grades kindergarten
through fifth, 9-10:15 a.m. Sunday
in the parish hail (Rebecca Propst,
coordinator of Faith Formation for
grades kindergarten 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, 1.016 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.
E. 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 ALLIAN(

* The Alliance Church of Se
4451 Sparta Road, Sebrii
33875. 'A friendly, family,
church with a heart for mis
Services: Sunday school, 9:3
Sunday worship service,
a.m.; Sunday evening ser
p.m.; and Wednesday prayer
ing, 6 p.m. Rev. Emerson 0
'Intern Pastor. A welcome
you. Call 382-1343.



CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Churc
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:3
Morning Worship and S
School. Testimonial meeting
p.m. each second and
Wednesday. A free public R
Room, located at the chu
open from 11 a.m. to 2
Tuesday and Thursday. The
and the Christian Science te:
"Science and Health with Key
Scriptures" by Mary Baker Ed
our only preachers. All are we
to come and partake of the c
guidance, support and
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. Qur hours
of service are: Sunday Bible Class,
9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10
a m Sunday Evening Service, 6
p rrn We-rine.sav 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

CE E First Church of the Nazarene of
Avon Park, P.O. Box 1118, Avon
bring, Park, FL 33826-1118. Sunday:
ng, FL Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.
Bible for all ages; morning worship at
ssions." 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6
30 a.m.; p.m. Wednesday evening service is
10:30 at 7 p.m. with special services for
vice, 6 children and adults. Special servic-
r meet- es once a month for seniors (Prime
Ross, Time) and Ladies ministries. If you
awaits 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
;h, 146 p.m. Wednesday evening service at
30 a.m. 7 p.m. with special services for chil-
Sunday dren, youth and adults. Special
is at 5 services once a month for seniors
fourth (Prime Timers), and young adults
leadingg and families. Call for details at 385-
rch, is 0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison. .


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CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN
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M 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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Experiment to find best. way to attract birds to your yard with bird feeders


Spring is a great time to go out- tion that is visible from the place
side and view wildlife. Your own you plan to watch the birds (ie.
backyard can be a great place to see from your favorite chair in the liv-
a variety of animals. ing room). Second, stay at least 10-
One of the easiest ways to attract 15 feet away from trees and tree
birds to your backyard is to put up a limbs so that squirrels can't jump
birdfeeder. The following informa- onto the feeder.
tion was obtained from a University You don't want to isolate the
of Florida's Institute of Food and feeder completely in the open, how-
Agricultural Sciences Extension ever, because birds need a place to
publication titled "Birdfeeders: escape aerial predators such as
What to Consider When Selecting." hawks. Bushes about 15 feet away
Before placing a feeder in your would provide a safe place to hide
backyard, you should think about a and is far enough away to protect
few key points. The following sug- birds from cat predation; a cat can
gestions are useful guidelines. The not hide close to the feeder.
best way to determine how to If you have the space, you
attract birds to your feeders is to should consider placing several
experiment. For example, try differ- feeders in different locations
ent feeders at different spots in your throughout your yard. 'You will have
yard and place the feeders at differ- a greater diversity of birds using
ent heights. your feeders and control any
Where you put your feeder is aggressive individuals from chasing
important. First you want to make away other birds from a' particular
sure you place the feeder in a loca- feeder.


fe


The type of common feeder types, tend to be
eder you non-selective since many species of


choose will affect
the number and
types of birds
you attract.
Feeders can be
... selective or non-
selective for a
News particular
From The species. For
example, tube
Watershed feeders will be
used by small
Jennifer Abbey perching birds
like finches because of the small
perches. Suet feeders, which con-
tain rendered fat or peanut butter,
attract woodpeckers, bluebirds,
jays, cardinals, and nuthatches.
Thistle feeders, made for using this-
tle seeds, primarily attract finches.
Fruit feeders will attract orioles
during the spring and fall migration.
Platform feeders, one of the more


birds can use them.
Another factor affecting the types
of birds you attract to your feeder is
the seed you put out. Bags of mixed
seed usually contain more unwanted
food, such as milo, than wanted
food, such as sunflower seed.
Birds will empty your feeder try-
ing to get to their favorite food.
Most birds seem to prefer black oil
sunflower. Buy the hulled variety so
that the leftover seed cases won't
attract rodents.
If you'd like to attract orioles,
thrashers, and bluebirds, put out
fruit. Nuthatches, woodpeckers, and
wrens eat suet. You can buy specific
foods commercially or make it at
home.
Here are some recipes for:
Hummingbird Nectar make by
adding 1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup boil-
ing water (making it any sweeter


could be lethal to the birds). Do not
use honey. Cool the solution before
putting into the feeder.
Suet heat suet/beef fat over low
heat until melted, let cool. Heat it
again until melted (heating twice
will make it better for hanging in
warmish weather). Turn off heat.
Allow the suit to cool until slightly
thickened, then add 2 cups corn
flour and 1 cup dried fruit, seeds, or
nuts, depending on what type of
birds you want to attract. Let it cool
and shape into a ball.
Pine Cone smother pine cone in
peanut butter and then roll it in
birdseed. Hang the pine cone from a
tree limb by a string or wire. This is
a good activity to do with children.
It is essential to maintain a clean
birdfeeding environment in order to
discourage disease. Remove moldy
seed from feeders and clean up seed

See BIRDS, page 7B


PLACES to


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EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer 839 Howe's Way, Avon
Park.Service times are 8:30 and 10
a.m. with Holy Communion and
blended music at each service.
Coffee hour following services.
Babysitting available. Newcomers
welcome. Rector is the Rev. Joyce
Holmes. Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemer1895@aol.com Web site:
redeemeravon.com.
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.,Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 8:45
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051.
Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, Rector.
Sunday Worship, 8 a.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

* Spirit of Life Ministries
International, an interdenomina-
tional full-gospel ministry, 4011 U.S.
27 South, Sebring, across from the
Sebring Diner and behind Sonshine
Medical and Surgical Supplies.
Pastors, Jim and Helen Todd.
Phone: 214-6133. Sunday service,
10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at
7 p.m. Second Saturday of each
month is singles night. Call 414-
0986 for details. Thrift shop opens
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday. Visit our Web
site: www.spir itoflifeintl.org. "Where
the future is as bright as the promis-
es of God."
* World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Hillside Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbat servic-
es held orn 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
Wplkove, lay leader, 385-1925, or
the office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive.,
Sebring. The Rev. Dr. Jack
Biemiller, interim pastor. Dr. Robert
Fritz, organist. Holy Eucharist at
9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir at 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday; Mary/Martha Circle
meets at noon first Tuesday for
lunch; and Lutheran Men meet at 6
p.m. third Monday. Phone 385-
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod, Sunday services
are at the Good Shepherd Church,
4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring.
Sunday morning service is at 9 a.m..
Bible study is at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday devotion is at 7 p.m. The
pastor is Scott McLean. Phone:
471-2663.
* Faith Lutheran Church LCMS,
2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Church phone: 385-7848, Faith's
Closet phone: 385-2782. Gary
Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry,
Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8
a.m. Sunday; Sunday School for
children and adult Bible classes is
9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship serv-
ice, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth group
meets at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Communion is served the first and
third and fifth Sunday of the month.
Sunday worship service is broad-
cast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m.
each Sunday. Educational opportu-
nities include weekly adult Bible
studies. Special worship services
are on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas
Eve, New Year's Eve and Easter.
Midweek services are during Advent
and Lent. Faith's Closet Resale
Shop is open to the community from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All are warmly welcome in the fami-
ly of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
provided. Social activities: Choir,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. Weekday
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30
a.m. For more information, call Rev.
Richard Fyffe at 385-2293 or 385-
5793.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 East Main Street, Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Sunday school is at
9:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday (October
through May 6). Coffee and fellow-
ship hour follow the service.
Wednesday worship, (year round) 7
p.m. Office phone number is 453-
6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family
life.Pastor Norris will officiate at the
8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Communion
Services. Worship schedule for
November through Easter: Worship
service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion
services, first and third Sundays;
(Children's Church, 11 a.m. only);
and Education Hour, 19:30 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-
anlp.


NON-DENOMBIATIONAL

* 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, FC 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m.
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester
Osbeck. A small friendly church
waiting for your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10'
a.m. A nursery and children's church
are provided. The church is part of
Christian International Ministries
Network, a full gospel, non-denomi-
national ministry. Linda M. Downing,
minister: Phone, 314-9195, lindad
owning@hotmail.com. Casey L.
Downing, associate minister:
Phone, 385-8171,
caseydowning@hotmail.com. Web
site is www.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 qualify
nursery and Kid's world for ages
through elementary age. Church
phone is 471-1236, or Pastor Bruce
Linhart's cell is 402-1684. website:
highlandscommunity.com email:
pastor@highlandscommunity.com
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros
y sanidad, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m.
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi-
ence the power of the word of Jesus
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir-
acle and healing. It is bilingual.
Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893.
* Unity of Sebring Family
Worship Centre at the Centre for
Positive Living, member of the
Association of Unity Churches, 204
S. Orange St., Sebring, FL 33870.
(between Highlands County
Courthouse and Sebring Middle
School). Sunday Celebration
Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care
available. Adult Discussion Group, 9
a.m. Sunday. Weekly classes,
Christian Bookstore, Prayer Ministry
and Spiritual Counseling also avail-
able. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister. For information, call 471-
1122.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
worship, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday -
Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30
p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and


Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each
month. Youth ministry is fourth
Sunday. Women's Ministry is fifth
Sunday. "Where there is no vision
my people perish."
* The Way Church meets at Dee's
Place, 128 N. Ridgewood Drive,
Sebring. Time schedule for Sunday
is refreshments and fellowship at 9
a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
and worship service at 10:30 a.m.
The Way is a church family who
gathers for contemporary worship,
teaching of God's Word, prayer and
fellowship. Come early and stay
after for fellowship time. Child care
and children's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email:theway-
chur6h @ 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 Christian fel-
lowship. For more details, call the
church office at 465-2422 or go to
the Web site at www.memori-
alumc.com.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872; Sebring Country
Estates. The Rev. Ronald
DeGenaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday
School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 8 a.m. (November-April)
and 10:30 a.m. (all year). Hispanic
worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Sunday school classes are for all
ages, both English and Hispanic.
Phone 382-1736.
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
Sebring. The Rev. Dale Schanely,
Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship,
9:55 a.m., adults and children;
Fellowship hour, 11 a.m. after wor-
ship service; Prayer and Bible
Study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir
rehearsal 7 p.m., Thursday. United
Methodist Men, 8 a.m. second
Saturday. United Methodist Women,.
1 p.m. first Thursday. Church office
phone, 655-0040.


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


UNION CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

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


VINEYARD

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








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The News-Sun www.newssun.com



Art League sponsors sculpture class


Courtesy photo
Give the children something to do this summer and sign
them up for the Kids' Summer Art Camp at the Lake Placid
Art League. Those children participating last year (shown
here) had a wonderful time. Registration begins May 14.

2nd annual Kids' Summer

Art Camp will begin June 4


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Art League will
hold its second annual Kids'
Summer Art Camp at the Art
League Building at 127 Dal
Hall Blvd. with both morning
and afternoon sessions begin-
ning Monday, June 4.
The morning session will
be held from 9 a.m. to noon.
The afternoon session will
take place from 1-4 p.m.
Young artists may attend
the morning session, the
afternoon session, or both


sessions for one through five
weeks.
Artwork will be produced
with a different theme for
each of the five summer ses-
sion weeks.
Pre-registration will begin
from 1-4 p.m. Monday, May
14. Registration will continue
from 1-4 p.m. every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, at the
Art League Building.
For more information about
the Kids' Summer Art Camp,
call the camp coordinator,
Jeni Novak, at 273-9098.


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid
Art League held a clay sculpture class
over a number of weeks for people inter-
ested in creating a clay bust. Mary Back
of Avon Park and Greenbackville, Va.,,
conducted the class for six Art League
members.
Pottery, sculpture, painting and design
are the media that have most interested
Back, who obtained her degree from the
University of Maryland. Now she has
shared her vast interest and talent with
the Art League members, exhibiting
excitement in generating success for her
students as she has instructed them in the
art of sculpting a life-sized piece in the
image of a relative or, in one case, of the
artist herself.
Ralph Algarin designed and sculpted a
bust of a grandchild; Dan Daszek worked
to create a likeness of a grandchild, while
Red Murr chose to create a sculpture of
his wife. Angelo Lugo chbse to sculpt an
image of his grown daughter while Jeni'
Novak created a bust of her granddaugh-
ter. Joan Swanson chose herself to recre-
ate in clay.
The class met at the Art League
Building one or two days per week for
six weeks, working diligently all day,
then kept their sculptures wrapped to
prevent drying before the next class.
Pictures were taken on the day they wire-
cut the sculptures in order to remove the
armature and the excess clay of their art-
work; this task was a difficult one and a
precarious one, because no one wanted to
have a mishap. Luckily, all went well for
the artists and their clay pieces.


Courtesy photo
Jeni Novak works on a sculpture of her granddaughter.


Before leaving for Virginia, Back will
be drying the sculptures before placing
them in the kiln for firing. Painting the
figures will take place after the firing,
following instruction on how to paint
human faces with proper tones and color.
Afterward Back will return to Virginia,
where she teaches watercolor, sculpture
and pottery, :exhibits in a gallery in


Salisbury, Md., and resides for the sum-
mer months. She is a member of the
Eastern Shore Potters Guild, the Eastern
Shore Art League and the Clay
Connections in Arlington, Va.
When Back returns to Florida in the
fall, she expects to instruct at the South
Florida Community College and at the
Lake Placid Art League.


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Local artist Alice
Hansen was honored as Highlands
Art League's Artist of the Month at
a reception on Thursday. Visitors
streamed into The Yellow House
Gallery/Gift shop at The Village to
view Hansen's beautiful paintings
of Florida scenes..
Hansen specializes in marine
subjects as well as bird life and
Florida fauna. The theme for


Sebring's monthly downtown
Gallery Walk was Fabulous Florida,
making her work a perfect fit.
Along with her original paint-
ings, she offers prints, giclees and
note-card of her work. Her exhibit
will be 'on display in the East
Gallery until Friday, May 25.
Hansen is a signature member of
Florida Watercolor Society,
Tallahassee Watercolor Society, a
juried meinber' of Alabamai


Watercolor Society and a member
of Highlands Art League. Her work
appears in many corporate, public,
and private collections.
Along with each Artist of the
Month exhibit, Highlands Art
League always offers an abundance
of fabulous artwork by art league-
members for purchase at The
Yellow House. Gallery/Gift shop
hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-
Frida. and 1-4 p.m. Saturday.'


Fitness Centers"


Sebring Avon Park Lake Placid


Courtesy photo
Alice Hansen
explains her
technique for
achieving her
realistic
manatee
paintings.
Her work
will be on
display until
May 25 at
the
Highlands
Art League
Gallery. For
more infor-
mation, call
385-5312.


Alice Hansen honored as HAL's



Artist of the Month for April








The News-Sun www.newssun.com


Sunday, April 29, 2007 7A


Got a lot of knowledge and want to share it? Become a docent at Highlands Hammock museum


Have you been around a
while? I mean a good, long
time. Long enough to know
what I'm talking about if I
mention ration cards, Fireside
Chats, and Black Friday.
Maybe you weren't actual-
ly there, but you do remem-
ber or perhaps you're a real
history buff. Maybe just
reading this article peaks
your interest and you think,
"Hey, I'd like to learn more
about that."
Would you be willing to
share that interest, your
knowledge and just a little bit
of your time with our com-
munity?
Highlands Hammock State
Park is actively looking to
add to our core group of vol-
unteer docents at the state's
Civilian Conservation Corps
Museum. The only thing you
must have is a pleasant atti-
tude and a few hours a week
to give.
The job's an easy one and
takes place within the air-
conditioned CCC Museum
just inside Highlands
Hammock State Park, across
from the Hammock Inn
restaurant.


Now, keep in
mind that we cer- ... -
tainly don't expect
you to work as
hard as those CCC *_
boys did! Rather
you'll greet park
visitors and help
them navigate
through the The
exhibits, hands-on The
displays and multi- Flo
media presenta- Doroth
tions that help
bring this important era to
life. Full training is provided
and volunteer positions typi-
cally begin with a three- to
four-hour commitment once
weekly.
If you've got additional
time or have a serious inter-
est in history or archival
work, there are also other
opportunities available.
As a museum docent,
you'll meet people from all
over the, country. It's a great
way to get out and socialize,
and it's a flexible commit-
ment that doesn't require a
lot of time or effort. It's the
perfect situation for someone
who genuinely enjoys people,
but perhaps doesn't have the


R
ri
y


stamina or desire to
engage in physically
exerting work or
eft wants to be tied
B. down to a strict
V schedule.
We welcome sin-
/ gles or couples,
retirees or adults
leal over the age of 18.
eal You'll find that our
ida core group of vol-
Harris unteers is a dedicat-
ed and friendly
bunch of folks to know.
These special people also
enjoy the perks of volunteer-
ing, which you can enjoy
once you get started. Park
volunteers receive'free regu-
lar park admission, opportu-
nities to enjoy Ranger-guided
tram tours, and inclusion in
statewide recognition events.
After serving 500 volunteer
hours, docents also receive a
free annual park pass that has
a retail value of $85. This
family pass allows the pass
holder and up to seven guests
free daily entry to more than
160 Florida state parks.
If this sounds like some-
thing you might be interested
in trying out, give Park


Ranger Darrel Smith a call at
386-6094 or e-mail him at
Darrel. Smith @dep.state.fl. us.
Darrel can offer you addi-
tional information about
upcoming docent training
opportunities, archival or
clerical help needs or even
just tell you more about this
amazing museum.
If you haven't had a
chance to visit the state's
Civilian Conservation Corps
Museum, come on by and
meet some of our friendly
folks. Browse through the
exhibits or view videos of
actual park construction from
the 1930s. You'll find r., did
they, that the F::orid.i P.ark
Service's community of more
than 7,000 volunteer.
statewide really) eno II bn1112
out here in "the REAL
Florida."

Dorothy Harris :,' ',t. .. '
es specialist ,a Hiumila,
Hammock State PaM S &I'mt'.
For details, call 3.'0-('.9-Y4. Fo
more informal .-ii oal'
Florida's state I'ait.. i~il Ih.
Web site at v. u \..florida:-
tateparks.org.


Courtesy photo
Ranger Darrel Smith is looking for folks to help out in the
CCC museum at Highlands Hammock.





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Artist Cecilia U. Smith wins award


Courtesy photo
Chila U. Smith and her award-winning painting, hanging at
top right.


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID -
Chilean-born artist Cecilia U.
"Chila" Smith; who now lives
in Lake Placid, recently had
two pieces accepted in the
Florida Plein Air Juried
Competition at South Florida
Community College's
Museum of Florida Art &
Culture.
Her "Sky Fire on the
Florida Grasslands" won the
Award of Merit and a cash
prize. Smith remarked about
the sunset-themed painting,
"Looking to the west of U.S.
Highway 27, sunsets filled the
atmosphere with the red, the
oranges and the yellows. The
poetic idea of a summer sunset
was in front of my eyes. Real


and majestic. One more ,um-
mer in Florida, the beatfiLtul."
She received high compli-
ments from JudL2e Gre-',orn
Biolchini. He ,aid that he
loved her interpretation ot the
theme and added. "You're ter-
rific!"
Smith's winniii, painting i-
part of a series ,he is painting
of Florida high'.'a\ Shel has
completed eight p.intingw i in
the series so fii. depicting
local scenes. The lhitm is
ongoing at the college until
May 11.
Chila Smith'- other paint-
ings can be scn at LK
Artworks Galleri,. 1114 N.
Ridgewood Dr'. e in.. do'. r-
town Sebring, or"- -n-The at ;:
www.lkartworks ,on


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Continued from 5B
spilled on the ground. Clean
birdfeeders regularly.
Depending on the amount of
use a feeder receives, it is a
good idea to clean and let a
feeder dry out at least once a
month.
Check a feeder frequently
for wet or spoiled seed, espe-
cially after a heavy rain. Heat
and humidity are perfect con-
ditions for mold growth.
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and plastic birdfeeders


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Clean hummingbird feeders
with hot water and vinegar.
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Jennifer Abbey is a Natural
Resource Conservation Service
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Highlands County Soil and
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Details on the district can be
seen at www.highlands
swcd.org or contact Abbey at
Jennifer.abbey@fl.nacdnet.net
or call 402-6545.


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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


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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 CIRClI4T 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 Courtfor 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

NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF A FINDING OF
NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE
ENVIRONMENT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO
REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
April 29,2007
Florida Department of Community Affairs
(DCA), 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Talla-
hassee, FL 32399-2100, (850)488-8469, Tho-
mas G. Pelham, Secretary Department of
Community Affairs.
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS
AND PERSONS
The Department of Community Affairs will au-
thorize the Florida Housing Finance Corpora-
tion to submit a request to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) for the release of Federal funds under
the HOME Investment Partnerships Program
(Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Af-
fordable Housing Act of 1990) for the follow-
ing project:
Sleepy Hollow II for the purpose of construct-
ing an additional 24 units for an apartment
complex at the proposed location 4023 Youth
Care Lane, Sebring, Florida using
$2,538,000.00 of HOME Funds. A total of 120
apartment units are planned for the site.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
It has been determined that such request for
release of funds will not constitute an action
significantly affecting the quality of the human
environment and, accordingly, the Department
of Community Affairs has decided not to pre-
pare an Environmental Impact Statement un-
der the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969.
An Environmental Review Record pertaining
to this project has been made by the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs which documents
the environmental review of the project and
more fully sets forth the reasons why such
statement is not required. This Environmental
Review Record is available for public exami-
nation and copying, upon request, at Florida
Housing Finance Corporation, City Centre
Building, 227 N. Bronough Street, Suite 5000,
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1329, weekdays be-
tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
excluding holidays.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FINDINGS
All interested agencies, groups and persons
disagreeing with this Finding of No Significant
Impact decision are invited to submit written
comments for consideration to Janice Brown-
ing, Director, Division of Housing and Com-
munity Development, Florida Department of
Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boule-
vard, Tallahassee, FL 32399. All such written
comments received on or before 15 days of
this publication date will be considered and
the DCA will not request the release of Federal
funds or take any administrative action per-
taining to this project prior to the date speci-
fied in the preceding sentence. Comments
should specify which Notice they are address-
ing.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE
OF FUNDS
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS
AND PERSONS
On or about 15 days from the date of this ad-
vertisement, the Department of Community
Affairs will authorize Florida Housing Finance
Corporation to submit a request the U.S De-


apartment of Housing and Urban Development
to release Federal funds for the project descri-
bed above. The DCA is certifying to HUD that
Thomas G. Pelham, in his capacity as Secreta-
ry of the Department of Community Affairs,
consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Fed-
eral courts if an action is brought to enforce
responsibilities in relation to environmental
reviews, decision making, and action; and that
these responsibilities have been satisfied. The
legal effect of the certification is that upon its
approval, Florida Housing Finance Corporation
may use the HOME Investment Partnerships
Program funds, and HUD will have satisfied
its responsibilities under the National Environ-
mental Policy Act of 1969 and related laws
and authorities. HUD will accept an objection
to its approval of the release of funds and ac-
ceptance of the certification only if it is on one
of the following bases: (a) That the certifica-
tion was not in fact executed by the Certifying
Officer of DCA; (b) that the responsible enti-
ty's Environmental Review Record for the
project indicates omission of a required deci-


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sion, finding or step applicable to the project
in the environmental review process; (c) the
grant recipient or other participants in the
project have committed funds or incurred
costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before
approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d)
another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40
CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding
that the project is unsatisfactory from the
standpoint of environmental quality. Objec-
tions to the Release of Funds must be pre-
pared and submitted in accordance with the
required procedure (24 CFR Part 58) and may
be addressed to Environmental Staff, U.S.
HUD, Atlanta Office, Five Points Plaza Build-
ing, 40 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. All
objections must be received by HUD within 15
days from the time HUD receives the Respon-
sible Entity's request for release of funds and
certification, or within the time period speci-
fied, whatever is later. Potential objectors
should contact HUD to verify the actual last
day of the objection period. Objections on
bases other than those stated above will not
be considered by HUD.
April 29, 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 YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(863) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU AR HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 1-800-955-8771.
SApril 22,29,2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. GC 06-678
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS
OF GSAMP TRUST 2005-HE6, MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-HE6,
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
PAMELA SCHLARF; KEITH SCHLARF; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
GOLF HAMMOCK OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION
OFTHE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE S
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 18,
2007, and entered in Case No. GC 06-678, of
the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida.
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS
OF GSAMP TRUST 2005-HE6, MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-HE6, is Plaintiff and PAMELA SCHLARF;
KEITH SCHLARF; UNITED STATES OF AMERI-
CA; GOLF HAMMOCK OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., are defendants. I will sell,to the
highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 19th.day of June, 2007, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:


LOT 262, GOLF HAMMOCK, UNIT III-A,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, AT PAGE 38, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2116 MULLIGAN ROAD, SEBRING,
FL 33872
IMPORTANT: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a
person with a disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Court Administrator at 590 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870.
Phone No. 863-402-6591 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this notice or pleading.
Dated this 18th day of April, 2007.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
April 29; May 6, 2007


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-258
IN RE: ESTATE OF
M. MAXYNE TACKER,
a/k/a MARTHA M. TACKER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of M. MAX-
YNE TACKER, a/k/a MARTHA M. TACKER, de-
ceased, File Number PC 07-258, 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 rep-
resentatives' attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons -having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
Is: April 29, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Victoria Sue Grant
443 Bright Hill Avenue
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert E. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
April 29; May 6, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. GC06-717
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A,
Plaintiff
-vs-
TIMOTHY BAILEY, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April.16,
2007, and entered in Case No. GCO06-717, of
the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida where-
in WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and
TIMOTHY BAILEY et al., are Defend-
ants, 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, 430 South Commerce Avenue in
SEBRING, HIGHLANDS County, Florida, 11:00
A.M. o'clock on the 7th day of June, 2007, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 10, BLOCK 246 OF PLACID LAKES
SECTION TWENTY, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 236
Aleutian Street NE, Lake Placid, Florida
333852
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 60 days after the sale.
DATED this 16th day of April, 2007.
L. E. "LUKE",BROOKER
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
Faber & Gitlitz, P.A.
9830 S.W. 77th Avenue Second Floor
Miami, Florida 33156
(305) 662-4110
April 29; May 6, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC07-51
DIVISION: Civil Division
REALTY LENDER CORP.
Plaintiff
v.
INOKEL JEAN, SR., a single man,
Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 18, 2007, and entered in Case No. GCO07-
51 of the Circuit Curt in and for HIGHLANDS
County, .Florida wherein REALTY LENDER
CORP. is the Plaintiff, and INOKEL JEAN, SR.
is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room
of the Highlands County Courthouse, 590
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at
11: o'clock A.M. on the 17th day of May,
2007. the following described property as set
forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 10542 and 10543, of AVON PARK
LAKES, UNIT NO. 33, according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 37,
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUC-
TION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY
FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PER-
SONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO
THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A
CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY
REMAINING FUNDS.
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU
MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF. YQU
ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR


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ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO
NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO
ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED.
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
590 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FLORIDA, WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MON-
EY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT
THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT.
Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Flori-
da this 18th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
ueuin.- ,NLer


deputy C
KENNETH M. JONES
Moody, Jones, Montefusco & Ingino, P.A.
1333 S. University Drive, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605


April 29; May 6, 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, grantees, 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 1P5
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
Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled court on or be-
fore May 28th, 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-943 '
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANTHONY T. MARCUZZI and DIANE M. MAR-
CUZZI, as Joint Tenants with Right of Survi-
viorship,if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against ANTHONY T. MARCUZZI and DIANE
M. MARCUZZI, and all claimants under any of
EOWi.j i ht.TTE. and LEVADA D.-KEST-.
NER, His Wife, if alive and if not, their un--
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against EDWIN J. KESTNER
and LEVADA D. KESTNER, and'all claimants
under any of such party;
TRILLIUM HOLDINGS, INC., a Canadian Cor-
poration; and
HOWARD C. BROWN and HELENE J. BROWN,
as Joint Tenants wtih Right of Survivorship, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against HO-
WARD C. BROWN and HELENE J. BROWN,
and all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ANTHONY T. MARCUZZI, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against ANTHONY T.
MARCUZZI, and all claimants under any of
such party;
4474 Villa Paradiso, Windsor, Ontario, Can-
ada N9G 2L7
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 1: Lot 29, Block 199, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
Parcel 6: Lot 19, Block 200, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 16th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court


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1050 Legals
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
April 29; May 6, 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 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 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-
S 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, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-42
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DON PRYOR and GAIL PRYOR, if alive and if
not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against DON PRYOR
and GAIL PRYOR, and all claimants under any
of such party;
CARL BAKELMUN and MARLENE BAKEL-"
MUN, as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivor-
ship, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
CARL BAKELMUN and MARLENE BAKEL-
MUN, and all claimants under any of such par-
ty;
IDA LANZILLOTTA, if alive and if not, her un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against IDA LANZILLOTTA,
and all claimants under any of such party;
MEHRAN MANOOCHEHRI and SUSAN MAN-
OOCHEHRI, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against MEHRAN MANOOCHEHRI and SUS-
AN MANOOCHEHRI, and all claimants under
any of such party;
DORY JEN, if alive and if not, her unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,'
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against DORY JEN, and all claimants under
any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: DON PRYOR and GAIL PRYOR, if alive
and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against DON
PRYOR and GAIL PRYOR and all claimants
under any of such party;
3451 Riverspray Crescent, Mississauga,
Ontario, Canada L4Y 3M6
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 1: Lot 15, Block 205, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES-OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and .you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's, attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 16th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
April 29; May 6, 2007



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-25
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARTIN JUBENVILLE and CAROLE JUBEN-
VILLE, His Wife, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MARTIN JUBEN-
VILLE and CAROLE JUBENVILLE and all
claimants under any of such party;
ERNEST M. FOSTER and JULIA A. FOSTER, as
Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,


devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against, ERN-
EST M. FOSTER andJULIA A. FOSTER, and all
claimants under any of such party;
GIOVANNI COLLALTI and EDDY COLAIACO-
VA, as Tenants in Common, if alive and if not,
their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against GIOVANNI COLLAL-
TI and EDDY COLAIACOVA, and all claimants
under any of such party;
RICHARD C. SCHLOZ and RUTH J. SCHLOZ,
as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship, if
alive and if not,'their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against RI-


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CHARD C. SCHLOZ and RUTH J. SCHLOZ,
and all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: GIOVANNI COLLALTI and EDDY COLAIA-
COVA, as Tenants in Common, if alive and if
not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against GIOVANNI COL-
LALTI and EDDY COLAIACOVA, and all claim-
ants under any of such party; 1
3140 Massey Court, Windsor, Ontario,
Canada N9E 2Z5 AND 304 Naim Avenue,
York, Ontario, Canada M6E 4H8
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 3: Lot 64, Block 201, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the 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 29; May 6, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-906
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE A. GARCIA-REYES and MARGARITA
BARROSO de GARCIA, as Joint Tenants with
Right of Survivorship, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JOSE A. GARCIA-
REYES and MARGARITA BARROSO de GAR-
CIA, and all claimants under any of such par-
ty; and
GARBINE ZABALA UGARTECHEA and JULEN
ZABALA UGARTECHEA, as Joint Tenants with
Right of Survivorship, if alive and! if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against GARBINE ZABALA
UGARTECHEA and JULEN ZABALA UGARTE-
CHEA, and all claimants under any of such
party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: GARBINE ZABALA UGARTECHEA and JU-
LEN ZABALA UGARTECHEA, as Joint Tenants
with Right of Survivorship, if alive and if not,
their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against CARBINE ZABALA
UGARTECHEA and JULEN ZABALA UGARTE-
CHEA,'and all claimants under any of such
party;
Portal de Flores No. 10, Centro, C.P.
68000, Oaxacam Oax., Mexico
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 2: Lot 16, Block 189, Unit 11, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the' Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es,jif any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 16th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
April 29; May 6, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-131
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LORENZO ANTONIO GONZALEZ, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against LORENZO AN-
TONIO GONZALEZ, and all claimants under
any of such party;
HANS ROTH, if alive and if not, his unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against HANS ROTH, and all claimants under
JORGE JOSE ZAVARCE, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JORGE JOSE ZA-
VARCE, and all claimants under any of such
party;
LUIS ENRIQUE UZEATEGUI BRICENO, if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against LUIS
ENRIQUE UZEATEGUI BRICENO, and all
claimants under any of such party;
JOSE M. GARCIA PRIETO and YOLANDA M.
GARCIA,. His Wife, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JOSE M. GARCIA
PRIETO and YOLANDA M. GARCIA, and all
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: JORGE JOSE ZAVARCE, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against JORGE JOSE
ZAVARCE, and all claimants under any of such
party;
Calle 43, #17-28, Barquisimento, Venezue-
la 4003
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-


ty, Florida:
Parcel 3: Lot 54, Block 283, Unit 14, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
73, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 11, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 17th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
April 29; May 6, 2007


1050 Le,.s
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-161
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANTONIO DA SILVA FERNANDES, if alive and
if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against ANTONIO DA
SILVA FERNANDES, and all claimants under
any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ANTONIO DA SILVA FERNANDES, if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against ANTO-
NIO DA SILVA FERNANDES, and all claimants
under any of such party;
Av; D Afonso Henriques, No. 930-5 F 2,
Matosinhos 4450, Portugal
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-'
ty, Florida:
*Lot 29, Block 284, Unit 14, SUN 'N LAKE
ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-'
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint. I
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 17th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the.Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
April 29; May,6, 2007
IN THE CIRCUITCOURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-131
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LORENZO ANTONIO GONZALEZ, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse,' heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against LORENZO AN-
TONIO GONZALEZ, and all claimants under
any of such party;
HANS ROTH, if alive and if not, his unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against HANS ROTH, and all claimants under
any of such party;
JORGE JOSE ZAVARCE, ifalive a nd if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JORGE JOSE ZA-
VARCE, and all claimants under any of such
party;
LUIS ENRIQUE UZEATEGUI BRICENO, if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against LUIS
ENRIQUE UZEATEGUI BRICENO, and all
claimants under any of such party;
JOSE M. GARCIA PRIETO and YOLANDA M.
GARCIA, His Wife, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JOSE M.3,nRsRCIA
PRIETO and YOLANDA M. GARCIA, j",1 .il)
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ,LUIS ENRIQUE UZEATEGUI BRICENO, if
alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against LUIS
ENRIQUE UZEATEGUI BRICENO, and and all
claimants under any of such party;
Ave Principal de Los Castores, Qta Virginia
San Antonio de Los Altos, Edo Miranda, Vene-
zuela
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 4: Lot 56, Block 283, Unit 14, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
73, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been .filed against you and you are re-
quired tg serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Corn-.
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 17th day of April,.2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
April 29; May 6, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-213
SUN'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JUAN RODRIGUEZ MEDINA and EDDENA RO-
DRIGUEZ, His Wife, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JUAN RODRIGUEZ
MEDINA and EDDENA RODRIGUEZ, and all
claimants under any of such party;
RUBEN OSCAR GIERBOLINI ROSA and CAR-
MEN NYDIA GIERBOLINI MARRERO, His
Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
RUBEN OSCAR GIERBOLINI ROSA and CAR-
MEN NYDIA GIERBOLINI MARRERO, and all
claimants under any of such party;
LUIS R. PADILLA and MARIA G. ALEMANY,
His Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against LUIS R. PADILLA and MARIA G. ALE-
MANY, and all claimants under any of such


party;
CARLOS J. SAINZ and MARIA C. SERRANO,
His Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against CARLOS J. SAINZ and MARIA C.
SERRANO, and all claimants under any of
such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: LUIS R. PADILLA and MARIA G. ALEMA-
NY, His Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against LUIS R. PADILLA and MARIA G. ALE-
MANY, and all claimants under any of such
party;
P.O. Box 986, Bayamon, PR 00960
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 3: Lot 11, Block 288, Unit 14, SUN


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'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
73, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 15, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 17th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
April 29; May 6, 2007



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-46
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SAMI B. FARAJ, SALWAD FARAJ, SAMMAR
T. FARAJ, and AMMAR J/P FARAJ, as Joint
Tenants with Right of Survivorship, if alive
and If not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against SAMI
B. RARAJ, SALWAD FARAJ, SAMMAR T.
FARAJ, and AMMAR J/P FARAJ and all claim-
ants under any of such party;
JONATHAN AGBEBIYI, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, .or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JONATHAN AGBE-
BIYI, and all claimants under any of such par-
ty;
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW, LLC, a
Florida Limited Liability Company; and
LISETTE DUARTE DE VILLALOBOS and JULIO
VILLALOBOS DUARTE, as Joint Tenants with
Right of Survivorship, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against LISETTE DUARTE
DE VILLALOBOS and JULIO VILLALOBOS
DUARTE, and all claimants under any of such
party;
Defendants. '
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: LISETTE DUARTE DE VILLALOBOS and
JULIO VILLALOBOS DUARTE, as Joint Ten-
ants with Right of Survivorship, if alive and if
not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against LISETTE
DUARTE DE VILLALOBOS and JULIO VILLA-
LOBOS DUARTE, and all claimants under any
of such party;
7311 N.W. 12th Street, Suite #7 and 449,
Miami, FL 33126 S
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Co un-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 4: Lot 07, Block 207, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14th, 2007; otherwise a default may be
entered against you .for.the relief demanded, in
the Complaint.


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WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 16th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk.
April 29; May 6, 2007

PUBLIC NOTICE
Avon Park Air Force Range
Restoration Advisory Board
Meeting Notice
The Avon Park AFR Restoration Advisory
Board (RAB) will meet for a cookout at 5:30
PM Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Building 236,
Avon Park Air Force Range. The purpose of
the RAB is to allow the public to provide input
regarding ongoing environmental restoration'
activities at the Avon Park AFR. Members of
the public are invited to attend. The cookout
will be followed by a brief meeting and site
visits. Please dress appropriately with closed
shoes. Additional information, including driv-
ing directions, may be obtained by contacting
Mike Stevens at 863-452-4119, ext. 325.
April 29; May 13, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-123
'SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALICIA FACEY and DAVE HAYLES, Both Sin-
gle Persons, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against ALICIA FACEY and DAVE HAYLES, and
all claimants under any of such party;
MICHAEL P. CHASSE, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MICHAEL P.
CHASSE, and all claimants under any of such
party; -
MARIA STONE, an Unmarried Woman, if alive
and if not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against MARIA
STONE, and all claimants under any of such
party;
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., a For-
eign Profit corporation;
FIRST NLC FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, a
Florida Limited Liability Company; and
MPOS PROPERTIES, LLC, a Foregin Limited
Liability Company;.
Defendants..
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: MICHAEL P. CHASSE, if alive and if not,
his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MICHAEL P.
CHASSE, and all claimants under any of such
party;
5845 Interceptor Street, #W, Westchester,
CA 90045
YOU ARE HEREBY'NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 2: Lot 61, Block 275, Unit 13, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
71, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court'on
the 17th day of April, 2007: . "


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L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
April 29; May 6, 2007


PUBLIC NOTICE
Request for Proposal
On April 27, 2007, the Heartland Workforce
Investment Board, Inc., d/b/a Heartland Work-
force, is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP)
to solicit responses from Certified Public Ac-
counting firms with the expertise and capacity
to provide auditing services. The Request for
Proposal (RFP) will be posted on the Heart-
land Workforce website at www.heartland-
workforce.orQ.
Completed proposals must be submitted to
Heartland Workforce, 2726 US Hwy 27 N.,
Sebring, FL 33870 no later than 3:00 pm on
May 18, 2007. Complete details for respond-
ing to this solicitation can be found in the
RFP.
April 27, 29, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-870
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,'
Plaintiff,
vs.
BANYAN LAND TITLE CORP., a Florida corpo-
ration;
KENNETH RICHARDS and V. ELAINE RI-
CHARDS, as Joint Tenants with Right of Sur-
vivorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against KENNETH RICHARDS and V. ELAINE
RICHARDS, and all claimants under any of
such party;
MYRNA LAGMAN, if alive and if not, her un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MYRNA LAGMAN,
and all claimants under any of such party;
MANUEL PEREZ and NOEMI R. PEREZ, if alive
and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against MAN-'
UEL PEREZ and NOEMI R. PEREZ, and all
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: MYRNA LAGMAN, if alive and if not, her
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MYRNA LAGMAN,
and all claimants under any of such party;
22-27 Rosalie Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 3: Lot 01, Block 192, Unit 11, SUN
:N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A.,E230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 16th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
CliuJr,. Clerk
April 29;3-. M 6 2007;'









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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 LakeeJune Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Is/ Clifford M. Ables III
FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
April 22, 29, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-25
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARTIN JUBENVILLE and CAROLE JUBEN-
VILLE, His Wife, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MARTIN JUBEN-
VILLE and CAROLE JUBENVILLE and all
claimants under any of such party;
ERNEST M. FOSTER and JULIA A. FOSTER, as
Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against ERN-
EST M. FOSTER andJULIA A. FOSTER, and all
claimants under any of such party;
GIOVANNI COLLALTI and EDDY COLAIACO-
VA, as Tenants in Common, if alive and if not,
their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against GIOVANNI COLLAL-
TI and EDDY COLAIACOVA, and all claimants
under any of such party;
RICHARD C. SCHLOZ and RUTH J. SCHLOZ,
as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against RI-
- CHARD C. SCHLOZ and RUTH J. SCHLOZ,
and all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: RICHARD C. SCHLOZ and RUTH J.
SCHLOZ, as Joint Tenants with Right of Survi-
vorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against RICHARD C. SCHLOZ and RUTH J.
SCHLOZ, and all claimants under any of such
party;
3140 Massey Court, Windsor, Ontario,
Canada N9E 2Z5
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 4: Lot 04, Block 203, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
Parcel 5:' Lot 05, Block 203, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the 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 29; May 6, 2007


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-261
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY KAY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DORO-
THY KAY, deceased, File Number PC 07-261,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, 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 29, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Marilyn A. Jones
2005 Old Vincennes ,Road
New Albany, IN 47150,
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Jane M: Hancock
FLORIDA BAR NO. 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
April 29; May 6, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-907
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE F. FAJARDO RODRIGUEZ and INES
PRIETO de FAJARDO, His Wife, if alive and if
not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against JOSE F. FAJAR-
DO RODRIGUEZ and INES PRIETO de FAJAR-'
DO, and all claimants under any of such party;
ROSALINO SANTIAGO ZAYAS and MARGARI-
TA SEISE de SANTIAGO, His Wife, if alive and
if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against ROSALINO
SANTIAGO ZAYAS and MARGARITA SEISE de
SANTIAGO, and all claimants under any of
such party;
NICHOLAS T. TORRENS and ELIZABETH 0.
TORRENS, as Joint Tenants with Right of Sur-
vivorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against NICHOLAS T. TORRENS and ELIZA-
BETH 0. TORRENS, and all claimants under
any of such party;
BANYAN LAND TITLE CORP., a Florida corpo-
ration; and
PABLO ACEVEDO SANTIAGO and ANA A.
RUIZ AVILES, His Wife, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against PABLO ACEVEDO
SANTIAGO and ANA A. RUIZ AVILES, and all
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ROSALINO SANTIAGO ZAYAS and MAR-
GARITA SEISE de SANTIAGO, His Wife, if alive
and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devi--
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against ROSA-
LINO SANTIAGO ZAYAS and MARGARITA SE-
ISE de SANTIAGO, and all claimants under
any of such party;
c/o Brenda Nari, 8800 Sierra College Blvd.,
Apt. 322, Roseville, CA 95661
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 2: Lot 06, Block 178, Unit 10, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
60, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14, 2007; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the 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 29; May 6, 2007


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NOTICE OF SALE
The following vehicle will be sold at public
sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to
Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida statutes at
10:00 a.m. on May 21, 2007 AL 8025 Associ-
ate Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870.
2006 TOYOTA 5TBDT48186S530955
2006 CONTINENTAL 5NAUEHZ287U213204
2007 SUZUKI 5SAAK46KX77106930
2007 KAWASAKI JKAVFEG197B503308
April 29, 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-57
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VINCENZO PUCHETTI GIULIANI, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against VINCENZO PU-
CHETTI GIULIANI and all claimants under
any of such party;
CHARLES RAY and JEAN RAY, His Wife, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees; grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
CHARLES RAY and JEAN RAY, and all claim-
ants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: VINCENZO PUCHETTI GIULIANI, if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against VIN-
CENZO PUCHETTI GIULIANI and all claim-
ants under any of such party;
Calle El Guayabal, Ota. Loren 1081, Lata-
hona, Caracas, Venezuela
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments, liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 1: Lot 27, Block 206, Unit 11, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
69, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
.quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
May 14th, 2007; otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 16th day of April, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit' Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
April 29; May 6, 2007

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105I County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners' (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids in the County Purchasing Department for:
ITB 07-054 SPORTS COMPLEX CONCESSION STAND
APPLIANCE PACKAGE PROJECT No. 02109
Specifications may be obtained from Gerald (Jed) Se-
cory, Director, Highlands County General Services/
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring,
FL. 33875-5803, 863-402-6523, Fax: 6735, or by E-
Mail: asecorv@hcbcc orQ Copies of the plans and
specifications may be obtained from the above loca-
tion.Submit (1) original and (1) copy of your bid
form, bid security and other required data in a sealed
envelope marked with the bid number and name so as
to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bid envelopes
must be sealed and marked with the bid number and
name so as to identify the enclosed submittal. Bids
must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchas-
ing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL
33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than
2:00 P.M.. Thursday: May 17, 2007 at which time
they will be opened. Bids received later than the date
and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will
not be responsible for late deliveries of bids that are
incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, or
any other type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at either of the above meetings.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (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
responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indi-
cate that the award will be in the best interest of High-
lands County. The Board reserves the right to waive
irregularities in the bid. The COUNTY further reserves
the right to direct purchase materials for this project,
if in their opinion a significant cost savings can be re-
alized.The Board of County Commissioners of High-
lands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status, This non-
discrimination policy involves every aspect of the
Board's functions, including one's access to, partici-
pation, employment or treatment in its programs or
activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommoda-


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tion as provided fo? 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 Re-
lay 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: www.hcbcc.net
April 29; May 6, 2007
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID
The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands
County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in
the County Purchasing Department for:
ITB No. 07-050 FOR SUPPLYING AN ASPHALT
PLANT TO BE DELIVERED TO THE HIGHLANDS
COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTER
WITH TWO (2) ASSEMBLY OPTIONS
Copies of the specifications are available online on the
County's Website at www.hcbcc.net and are also on
file and available for public inspection at the Engineer
of Record (EOR), PBS&J, 482 South Keller Road; Or-
lando, FL 32810 (Tel: 407-806-4153 Mr. Joe Miller),
the Highlands County Solid Waste Management Cen-
ter, 12,700 Arbuckle Creek Road; Sebring, FL 33870
(863-655-6483) or Highlands County Purchasing De-
partment; 4320 George Boulevard; Sebring, FL 33870.
There will be a NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID meeting
at 10:30 AM Wednesday May 9 2007 at the High-
lands County Solid Waste Management Center, 12700
Arbuckle Creek Rd, Sebring, FL 33870-9319 (Tel:
863-655-6483). Bid envelopes must be sealed and
marked with the bid number and name so as to identi-
fy the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the
Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, FL. 33875-5803 so as to reach
said office no later than 2:00 P.M Thursday May
24 2007, at which time they will be opened. Bids re-
ceived 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, deliv-
ered in person, by mall or any other type of delivery
service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at either, or Ioth, of the above meetings.
Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's
qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in
accordance with F.S. 489.The principal feature of this
Bid item include supplying and delivering a skidded
asphalt plant that produces 200 U.S. tons per hour of
hot mix asphalt meeting all U.S. and Florida State air
emission standards, with two (2) assembly options.
The principal features, as defined above, are not in-
tended to cover every aspect of the Installation de-
tails. The Bidder shall be responsible for reviewing the
specifications to determine full scope of work and
specific requirements for the project. The Owner re-
serves the right to waive informalities in any bid; to
reject any or all bids in whole or in part, with or with-
out cause; and/or to accept the bid that in the Coun-
ty's judgment will be in their best interest. The Board.
of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Flori-
da, does not discriminate upon the basis of any indi-
vidual's disability status. This non-discrimination poli-
cy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, in-
cluding one's access to, participation, employment or
treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requir-
ing reasonable accommodation as provided for in the
Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286:26,
Florida Statutes, should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA '
Coordinator, at (863) 402-6509
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: www.hcbcc.net
April 29; May 6, 2007
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
The Board of County.Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, 'Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for
the following services: RFP No. 07-053 ACTUARY
SERVICES FOR OTHER POST EMPLOYMENT BENE-
FITS
Highlands County Board of County Corimissioners is
soliciting Proposals to provide Actuary Services for
Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) from quali-
fied actuaries. Determination of vendor qualifications
will be based on the vendor's proposal which is to be
completed and submitted in accordance with the RFP
specifications. The contract, if awarded, shall incorpo-
rate the RFP specifications and the vendor's
proposal.A Non-Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meetinn

will be held Thursday May 10 2007 at 9-00 a m. at
Highlands County Government Center; Board Room,
1st Floor; 600 South Commerce Ave.; Sebring, FL
33870.
Request For Proposals (RFP) with criteria, require-


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ments, and information will be provided upon written
request by contacting: Director, Gerald (Jed) Secory,
CPPO, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing
Department 4320 George Boulevard, Sebring, Florida
33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6523; Fax: 863-402-
6735; or by E-Mail: asecorv@hcbcc orq
Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked
with the name of the proposer and the RFP number
and title "ACTUARY SERVICES," so as to identify the
enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall include one
(1) original and ten (10) copies of the proposal. Pro-
posals must be delivered to Highlands County Pur-
chasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL
33875-5803, so as to reach said office no later than
2:00 P.M.. Thursday May 31, 2007 at which time
they will be opened. Proposals received later than the
date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board
will not be responsible for the late deliveries of pro-
posals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in
person, by mail or any other type of delivery
service.One or more County Commissioners, Consti-
tutional Officers, and Committee Member designees
may be in attendance at the proposal opening.The
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
(HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or re-
ject any or all proposals or any parts thereof, and the
determination of this award, if an award is made, will
be based on the ranking of each vendor's proposal
which is to be completed and submitted in accord-
ance with the RFP Specifications. The Board reserves
the right to waive irregularities in the proposal.The
Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County,
Florida, doe's not discriminate upon the basis of any
individual's disability status. This non-discrimination
policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions,
including one's access to, participation, employment
or treatment in its programs or activities. Highlands
County is an equal opportunity employer, a fair hous-
ing advocate and a handicap accessible jurisdiction.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6510
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: iminor@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 29; May 6, 2007


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


1100 Announcements


CHECK


YOUR AD

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

Health Care Services

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for your loved ones and be a companion to
them? We go into.the hospital, nursing home,
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1550 Professional Services
A HANDYMAN
Aluminum, Phone and TV jacks,
Minor Plumbing, Carpentry, Fans,
Repairs, Screens & Painting.
863-385-1936
Cliffs Lawn Care. Rates $60.00
per month or $25.00 per cut for
lawns smaller than one acre. Call
863-381-3349 or 1-863-471-0194.
Computer Tutoring General computer skills
(surfing web, e-mails, attachments etc) and
Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, and Power
Point. Available. Reasonable hourly rates. Call
Karen 863-273-1169
LAWN SERVICE.
Commercial/Residential.
Landscaping/Yard Clean ups.
Quality Work. Lic/Ins
(863) 873-9696
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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 indi-
vidual and corporate tax ind accounting serv-
ices. 863-465-1124.

2000
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-
ronment. Good starting pay. Email:
angie@dancollins.biz.

2100 Help Wanted
25 People Needed to Lose 5-20 Pounds in 30
Days Free Samples. Call Yolanda.
(615) 848-1603.


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Good Shepherd Hospice is currently seeking
the following :
RN, TRIAGE RUNNERS
Handler Polk, Hardee
& Highlands counties.
RN HOSPICE CASE MANAGER
Sebring, PT Weekends.
PATIENT CARE NURSES
Mon-Fri, FT.
No weekends or call!
RN, CLINICAL TEAM LEADER
Sebring & Wauchula, FT.
Oversee RNs and HHAs who visit hospice pa-
tients in various settings and assess/identify
patients needs using a palliative and suppor-
tive process in coordination with the plan of
care. Requires 5 years experience in manage-
ment, home care and/or hospice setting.
Interested candidates, please apply online at
www.LPHcareers,com


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Apria Healthcare is the nation's leading pro-
vider of integrated home healthcare products
and clinical services. We are seeking a consci-
entious, flexible and reliable individual who
will be responsible for delivering medical sup-
plies and equipment to our patients in SEBR-
ING and the surrounding area while they recu-
perate at home.
We require a strong service orientation and
the ability to lift and move heavy objects. Ap-
plicants must be at least 21 years of age, and
possess a vaild driver's license with a clean
DMV record (CDL w/air brakes, tanker and
HazMar endorsements a plus). Employment is
contingent upon a dug screening test and
background investigation. Please provide cur-
rent MVR with application.
Foward your resume/descriptive letter to:
Apria healthcare, Attn: Branch Logistics Su-
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33870-3309, E-mail: GretchenHughes@
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Help Wanted Grounds Maintenance Exp. pre-
fered. Apply in person at 3000 Tanglewood
Parkway. Sebring FL. Full time good pay.
25 Local People Need to Work from Home
Earn $500+ PT to $1500+ FT
Call (615) 848-1603
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2100 Help Wanted
Billing Associate full time, experience with
accounts receivable and data entry, submit re-
sume or apply to 1390 N Central Ave. Avon
Park, Fl, 33825. No phone calls please.
DENTAL ASSISTANT for busy office, to apply
please call 863-382-9090 for information or
apply in person at 1735 US 27 South, Sebr-
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2100 Help Wanted
We have immediate
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Health Agency for:
RNs for OASIS
visits and Home
Health Aides
Minimum one year
experience.
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Apply at: 725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870 or
Fax 385-2385
or E-mail:
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(863)784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
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COORDINATOR, TLC/ADULT EDUCATION ADVISOR
A full-time, year-round, grant-funded .position to coordinate day-to-day
operations and tutorial services in the Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC).
Position also includes a 40% adult education. instructional assignment.
Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory
experience required. Experience in workforce, occupational, and/or adult
education programs required. Experience working with diverse populations
preferred. Competi'.ae salary and benefits, including retirement, health/life
insurance, vacation and sick leave. Deadline: 5 p.m., Tuesday, 5/8/07. Visit
our website for detailed position description.
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Responsibilities:
* On-site leadership and overall success of the Wound Healing Center
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2100 Help Wanted
APPOINTMENT SETTERS
F/T pay P/T hrs Salary,
Bonuses & Comm. No Selling
Full benes & more. Call
Now Mr Adams 863-452-0330
Full Time Cook Fairway Pines at Sun N' Lake
is seeking a FT Cook for our assisted living fa-
cility. Please apply in person to Fairway Pines,
5959 Sun N' Lake Blvd, Sebring, FL 33872, no
calls please.
Home Help wanted. Must be Licensed to as-
sist w: bathing feeding, toileting, must be
able ,t. Must have clean drivers license
and rei nces. $9.00/hr for detail call 863-
471-94 i
HELP WANTEDI!
EARN EXTRA Income assembling CD cases
from home. Working with top US companies.
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LEGAL ASSISTANT/PROFESSIONAL 3 yr. Law
office exp., est. plan., probate, lit, RE. Email
resume to: elmacbeth@earthlink.net.
Lifeguards 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/EO/VET.PREF.
LMT/ LIC and experienced needed for medical
/personal messages at doctor's office. Nego-
tiable terms. Fax resume to 863-382-8564.

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Lecanto, FL.
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LPN FOR 24 BED forlCF/DD Low stress.
Casusel dress. Great work environment. Small
case loads. Full time, 2nd and 3rd shifts avail-
able. Excellent benefits. Under new owner-
ship. Call Barbara or Kathy at 452-5141.


LPN -
MHM Service has a FT, Night (12 hr shift:
7pm-7am) position available at the Hardee
Correctional Institution in Bowling Green. Per
Diem position also available.
Excellent compensation and benefits including
health/dental/vision; 28 paid days; 6 holidays;
401k w/match and ,more. Contact Mindy Hal-
pern at 863-931-5544 or email
mhalpern@mhm-services.com MHM is an
EOE.
MECHANIC FULL time to be part of a 30 yr old
company. Must have own tools, disel exp a
plus benefit available. 40 hrs. Health IRA, va-
cation, uniforms. Must be able to lift 50lbs.
Smoke/Drug free work place, EOE. Send-fax-
email-resume.130 Madrid Dr Sebring 33876.
655-6207 personal safety@annettbuline.com
or fill out application. M/F, 9-4pm. No phone
calls please.
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.

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We offer an excellent
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medical insurance, 401 K,
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and employee discounts.
For more information, please
call 1-800-250-9206 x 6479.
EOE
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


2100 Help Wanted
Part Time Receptionist, Fairway Pines at Sun
N' Lake is seeking a Receptionist to answer
telephones, and support staff & residents
please apply in person to Fairway Pines, 5959
Sun N' Lake Blvd. Sebring, Fl 33872, no calls
Personal Care Assistant/ Homemaker (male
or female)- On call/ PRN and full-time posi-
tion available for in-Home service to frail, eld-
erly person. Competitive rate of pay and vehi-
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Homes For Sale


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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-
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Equal Opportunity Employer
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4040 Homes For Sale


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Hours. Up to $50 per assignment!!
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thorough job. Reasonable rates, has supplies
Lake Placid or Sebring. Call anytime 243-3995


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4040 Homes For Sale
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$10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! Repos,
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must sell. For listings call
1-800-425-1730 ext. 3042
I BY OWNER! PRICED TO SELL!II
Avon Park 3/3/2 + Pool Acre. Move in
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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Inc. _inc
596 US 27 North, Avon Park (863) 452-1205 or (877) 452-1205 MLS
"LIKE LOVING ON THE LAKE" For a fraction of the price.
Older two story home in need of renovation, 22 of 29 windows
replaced w/thermopane. New roof in '05. Plumbing & electrical
updated in '97, 1.095 acres.....................$165,000 (NS 194857)
"DOWNSIZE OR STARTING OUT" "Hurricane"windows &
doors, new flooring in bedrooms & kitchen. Great 3/2 starter
home!............ ....................... ............. $159,900 (NS 192265)
"LAKE FRONT HOME!" 3BR/2BA home on Lake Angelo
in area of nice homes. Large 'open living area w/fireplace.
Great view of lake, 30X20 patio in back, double carport
.................................................................... $219,900 (N S 189940)
"EXCELLENT BUILDING SITE" Wooded lot in quiet area
close to shopping, yet in a country setting near Hammock Road.
Priced at only ........................................... $22,900 (NS194631)
"GROWING SUN N' LAKE" oversize residential, comer lot
w/central water, priced less than any other active lot on this street
at time of listing. Call now! ...... .......... $35,500 (NS 194337)








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LAKEFRONT PROPERTIES






Best Buy On Lake Josephine
Lake Sebring Best Buy on Lake Josephine. Great views,
2/2/1 car garage & family room with eat-in
Gorgeous 3/2/2 vaulted ceilings, family kitchen '&'dock with great fishing.
room, dock and spectacular views. Good Motivated seller!
location. Must see! Motivated seller! MLS#191397
MLS#191923
Now Only $395,000 Now Only $280,000







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shop & shedrv in Thunderbird Hills
2 Bedroom home with family





2003 2/2 DBL-wide with den, $9$000
enclosed porch, 2 car carport, i
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MLS#188562


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Sunday, April 29, 2007 7C


1999 Mobile. 4br/2ba. 4.8 acres. Preferred
Properties of Okeechobee 655-3891 or Jenni-
fer 214-4396.
FOR SALE
2 HOMES $90-$135K SEBRING
OWNER FINANCING
KISS YOUR LANDLORD GOODBYE!
866-400-1538

4080 Homes for Sale
408 Sebring
2/2 Villa Sun N Lake Golf/Country Club.
Shows like model, new AC, hot water heater,
top of the line appliances, w/d, tiled floors, de-
signer ceiling fans, remodeled master bath-
room, 21X10 lanai, freshly painted, asking
$113, 500. call 954-895-4058. Ass. welcome
3BR/1.5BA Completely remodeled, like new.
Great home and neighborhood. 925 LaGrande
Blvd, (off scenic Hwy). $129,900. 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

001 Homes for Sale
4 I Lake Placid
Lake Placid 112 Kings Ct, Placid Lakes, Coun-
try Club Golf. 3 br 2 ba, 2 car garage, central
air on cul-de-sac, fam. rm., 2800 sq ft. screen
porch, on the 18th hole, sprinkle system, with
over sized lot. Reduced to $249K. 863-699-
2233/305-710-7139


IL, Best Buy in LI", un canal 1o LaKe urassy.I
239,500 + 2.5% realtor commission, Built
n '02, 1800sf under roof, 2BR,2BA,2CG,
Rear Scr. Porch, Covered electric dock. 1211
Appletree Ave. Call 727-348-5294.

4 120 Villas & Condos
41 0 For Sale


BRAND NEW villa 3/2 with garage, all con-
crete block, beautiful oak trees, 139K. 2/2 with
garage, 134K, close to down town, gorgeous.
Call 863-446-6336
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-
SONS. Call for FREE TIMESHARE MAGAZINE!
1-800-639-5319
www.holidaygroup com/flier

LUXURY SKI/ VACATION HOME. Fish for
trout in your front yard, only 8 miles to clos-
est ski area. Easy access to Denver and Sum-
mit County.
www.realtor.com/orop/1067355303
-.. N.C. MOUNTAINS
Log cabins $119,900 E-Z to finish 3/2.
10 acre-creek $99,900
8.75 acres-creek $89,900
E-Z finance. Call 828-652-8700
TENNESSEE 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
TIMESHARE RESALES. The cheapest way to
buy, sell and rent timeshares. No Commis-
sions or Broker fees. Call 1-800-640-6886 or
go to www.buyatimeshare.com


0 50 Mobile Homes
5 5 For Sale
1988 Highline RV Trailer. 31ft long. Complete-
ly furnished. In good condition. $4,900 Call
863-452-1076
1ST DAY! Avon Park 55 + Villa Del Sol,
24x48 2005 Fleet wood. Furnished 2 br 2 ba.
Nice view. $67,995. Make offer. Call 863-368-
0207 for Appt.




Current Listings
$82,500 2/21100 sq. ft. on corner
lot w/large kitchen, morning room &
front lanai. (L416)

$89,900 2/2 1344 on perimeter lot
w/eat-in kitchen open floor plan &
front lanai. (L428)

194,900 3/2 1568 sq.ft. split plan
w/large eat-in kitchen & rear lanai &
patio. (L609)

$105,000 2/2 1560 sq.ft. very open
& spacious split floor rear Fla. room
overlooks water. (L205)

1142,900 2/2 w/den 1870 sq.ft.
w/2 car garage & rear lanai on
beautiful corner lot. (L897)

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

Avon Park, Crystal Lake Club, 55+ gated, 18
hole golf course, 2006, 2ba 2 ba, over sized
carpeted screen porch, work shop, carport,
many up grades, pet friendly, $75,900. 863-
471-6234
SEBRING: VALENCIA FAMILY MHP
BEAUTIFUL SW & DW HOMES AVAILABLE,
OWNER FINANCING, WHY RENT OWN,
CALL TODAY 385-0417
SELECTION of 1 & 2 bedroom units for sale,
friendly/actiye 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
SWG and lawn mowing. Call for more info. or
to see units. No Pets Please, (863)385-7034

55 1 Mobile Homes
5 I For Rent
2 br 2 ba, central heat and air, newly renovat-
ed and up graded, 55+ community $800 mo,
+ $500 deposit, No pets, Non smokers only.
Call 381-2141
Clean 1 br 1 ba, w/d, Lake View, close to
shopping, partially furnished, $525 mo. Credit
Check. Call 863-382-7138


5 5 I For Rent
Mobile Home for rent. 2BR/1.5BA. on 2.5
acres. Central air. $425'amonth. Call 863-465-
0679.
SEBRING 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
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.


6050 Duplexes for Rent
Duplex No pets, No Smoking, 3-1 $650 mo,
2-1 $600 mo, 907 & 909 Lake June Rd 465-
6045 or 243-9473

SVillas & Condos
6100 For Rent
FOR RENT 2/1 fully furnished villa in Las
Palms resort, 600 East Canfield St. $795/mo
Call 305-215-0490

6 I 0 Furnished
6 I 5 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
$150, rent $425. 385-1806

6200 Unfurnished
6 0 Apartments
1 BEDROOM UNFURN. APTS.
1741 Lakeview Dr.
Days (863)202-4271, Eves. (863)202-4271
Banyan Woods Apartments has 1BR apart-
ments available. Starting at $404.00. Also 1BR
Handicapped available. Call 863-452-0800.
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, or Tuesday
and Friday 863-635-4264 both 9-4p.m. Equal
Housing Opportunity.

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
(TDD 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
(TDD 1-800-955-8771')
Equal Housing Opportunity


LP- For Rent 3/1 1/2, kitchen living room, din-
ing room, with washer and dryer large fenced
backyard.$575/mo Call 863-699-1033 or 863-
602-8151
Sebring Clean, Quite 1 bedroom. All Utilities
included. $695/mo. 3 bedroom house.
$600/mo plus utilities. Avon park 2/2, $595. 1
bedroom $495. Call 863-991-2454 or 1-877-
206-7772


6250 Furnished Houses
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
2/2 Canal to Jackson. Newly Refurbished.
Corner lot. Washer/Dryer. $725.00. Call 863-
385-4147.
2/2/1 ON 1/3 acre. Quite neighborhood in Sun
N Lake; Sebring. $850/mo ($800 if you cut
grass), Sec deposit req. Call 954-829-6909


6300 Unfurnished Houses
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, small 2/1 with carport, suitable for
2, $500.00 mo. 1st & last & security. No pets.
Phone 471-1435 for appointment
Houses for rent, Sebring and Lake Placid, Call
863-243-9191 or 243-9046. www.mylake
placid.com
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.
NICE 2/1 New Cent. AC/Heat. Carport. Large
backyard, new roof. $700.00 1st & Sec..
863-382-8732


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



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

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

06 750 Commercial Rental
3280 SO FT for rent, 5 bays, waiting area, of-
fice, storage loft, at main entrance to Lake
Shore Mall. Call Joyce Thralls 239-784-6878


7020 Auctions


HOUSEHOLD
AUCTION
SATURDAY MAY 5'"
10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: 1012 ASTER IN LEISURE
LAKES LAKE PLACID, FL OFF US 27
SO. TAKE LAKE JUNE RD. AT THE
CITGO STATION TO LAKE JUNE BLVD.
TO ASTER ST. WATCH FOR AUCTION
SIGNS.
PARTIAL LIST: 5pc. OAK QUEEN SIZE
BEDROOM SUITE, 4pc. BEDROOM
SUITE, ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
COUCH W/MATCHING CHAIR, 2
RECLINERS, TABLES & LAMPS, 6pc.
WICKER SET, BLANKET 'CHEST.
LIQUOR CABINET, TABLE W/4 CHAIRS,
GE REFRIGERATOR, BOOK CASE'S,
DESK & CHAIR, 32in: SONY T.V.,
SEWING MACHINE, OTHER FURNI-
TURE AND LOTS OF GLASSWARE,
SET NORTAKE DISHES SERVICE FOR
8, COLLECTIBLE PLATES, STEM-
WARE KNICK-KNACKS, OTHER
GLASSWARE, KIRBY SWEEPER, OLD
TRUNK, NICE PATIO FURNITURE,
HAND & YARD TOOLS, 3/4 H.P. AIR
COMPRESSOR, LIKE NEW 13.5 H.P.
MURRAY RIDING MOWER W/40in.
CUT & LOTS MORE. '
NOTE: THIS WILL BE A NICE CLEAN
AUCTION PLAN TO ATTEND.
TERMS: CASH OR CHECK WITH POSI-
TIVE ID. 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.
BegleyAuctioneer
Lic.#AV-10099-AB1047
Lake Placid, FL
Work: 863-699-2400
Cell: 863-414-2300


7040 Appliances
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
KENMORE 22 cu ft upright freezer. Excellent
condition. $150. Call 863-452-9261
SALE Reconditioned
Appliances Guaranteed
Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, A/C's
Appliance Hospital Sales and Service.
Call 385-5600


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 .
84" Leather couch, maroon 3 cushions, solid
wood end table & coffee table, 3 corner cabi-
net, dining room suit, Call 863-655-1078 for
an appointment to see.
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED sofas, slepper,
dining rooms, dinnettes, bedroom and more.
In like new condition West Coast Furniture
382-7666
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


10% DISCOUNT ON
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 .......1.....95
Queen size mattress set ................195
King size mattress set....................295
Entertainment Ctr ........................... 95
Bookcase Headboard ......................'49
3pc. Bistro Set ......... ............. .. 95
Occasional chairs 145
Futon New with Deluxe pad ..........'195
10% Discount on these items
and many more in Stock.
Also 10% Discount on All NEW
ITEMS on our floor.
We are Accepting Quality
Like New Consignments
West Coast Furniture
5535 US 27 South
863-382-111.7

New Dark wood lift coffee table with two end
table, drawer space, new condition $300. Call
863-465-7677

7260 Musical Merchandise
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE.SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!
Lowery Lincoln Wood. Asking $3,000. Call
863-465-7978.


7300 Miscellaneous


7520 Pets & Supplies


STOP FORECLOSURE guaranteed. This is not FREE TO good home- Adult female cat, Black
bankrLiptcy. We do not buy houses. 1-800- w/green eyes- spayed- declawed- shots up to
771-4453 ext 3550 www.house911.com date. Call 863-382-6301


3 AREA carpet rugs off white like new 1-
46"x120 2-48"26" very nice $25. buys all. Call
863-402-2285
Bench, very nice upholstery. 41" W x 17" D.
Nice decorator item. $100. Call 863-314-9249
Black & Decker Industrial HD heat gun. New
$10.00, also Black & Decker 3" X 21" belt
sander with 41 sanding belts. New $20.00,
Call 863-441-4418
Bunk Beds, bottom full size, excellent condi-
tion, $125.00. Call 655-2774
Drum Set, 5 piece, blue Verbe, 5 1/2" snare
drum, Zildjin Rock ZXT symbol set, 14" high-
hats, 20" ride, 18" crash, total China,
$250.00.
Call 655-2774
Ficus Tree-artificial, 7' tall. nice decorator
item. $25.00. Call 863-314-9249


HUMP BACK tuck $100, Milk can $20, kero-
sene heater 20,000 BTUs $50, microwave
$25. Call 863-471-2997
Inversion Table cost $169 new $65 firm Call
655-4966
G.E Microwave oven 700w Great for reheating.
$20 Call 655-4966
Ski machine exerciser $25. Call 655-4966
LAMP Parts box of switches sockets and etc.
$10.00. Will Sep, Pictures box of 17 for $20
various sizes will separate, dolls 5 for $10. In-
dian Dressed. Call 863-382-9022
Lamps & Ceiling light $40 for all, Electric Ice
Cream maker. $20. Call 385-1187 Leave Mes-
sage
Modern Hutch type 2 piece kitchen cabinet,
$50.00. Bamboo type tea cart, $35.00. Call
471-1435
Organ Estey, almost new, with bench, free les-
sons, $250.00. Call 863-471-3597


Patio Chairs, PVC, $25.00 each or 3 for
$60.00. Call 863-385-3816
Porter Cable 7" Dic Sander & Polisher, HD
with 2 cloth bonnets. New $10.00. call 863-
441-4418
Ryobi Detail Sander with 14 sanding pads.
New $20.00. Call 863-441-4418
Two Beautiful tables, one square cocktail, with
matching end table; light wood, good condi-
tion. $75.00. Call 863-471-6364



Garage Sale, Sat. & Sun., May 5th & 6th, from
8-3 pm. at 1465 Carrington Ave. (off of Hig-
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Moving Sale one day only Sunday April 29,
1408 Stratford rd, Avon Park.
Multi Family garage sale, furniture, dishes,
clothing, tools, you name it we have it, 2106
State Rd 17 north, Sebring Seven Day Adven-
tist church, cheep everything must go. Wed
and Thur, May 2 and 3, from 8-2 pm
SB Big Yard sale, 7 to 3 pm, Thur-Fri., & Sat.,
exercise bike, little red wagon, tapes, movies,
chairs table, kitchen ware. Camcorder, dolls,
jewelry. books, medical scrubs set ex sm to
med., misc. 4315 Sebring Ave.,


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settlements, Annuities, Lawsuits, Inheritances,
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ANTIQUE WOOD tractor. Benson gyrocopter
with foot control system. (863)385-1675,


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national Diesel Tractor, runs great with mower
and back blade, $2,000. Call 863-990-2679
S&D Tree service & land scaping, prehurri-
cane clean ups on all tree work 863-633-8951
Snapper Riding Mower, 11 HS., Like New, 88
HRS, 28" CUT, $800 OBO. Call 863-464-0891

7480 GNursery, Gardening,
74 0 & Supplies
Knowledge in Water Ponds, Perennials, An-
nuals, Tropical, Trees, Natural Stones, Patio
and Walls. Relocating to area, Call Joe @ 260-
242-0010 or joehaw61@yahoo.com

7520 Pets & Supplies

90 Gallon tank with sold oak stand and hood.
comes with wet-dry filteration system, under-
gravel filter with pumps, gravel, plants, to
many extras to name. Everything you need to
start a fresh or salt water tank. $650.0B0 Call
847-623-6707 ask for Dave.
Free Kittens liter train 6wk old gray and white.
Call after 3pm. Call 381-1782


GOLDIDORS/ GOLDEN Retriever Laps Cham-
pion blood line attps now 863-385-4603 ready
May 1, $300. Dep $150 and pick up $150.


SHIH-TZU PUPPIES home growed not kennel
rises AKC paper train and health paper and
first shots $550. Call 941-456-0580
You Heard about us now see for yourself with
a visual tour at www.dogdesignsbydana.com.
Call 863-314-9883.


8050 Boats & Motors
17FT DEEP V fishing boat with 35hp mercury.
New tires and rims, new floor and carpet, ra-
dio, 3 depth finders, trolling motor and extras
$2500 OBO ask for Dave at 847-623-6707
Bass Tracker, 16 ft. bass boat with 70 hp Mer-
cury Motor, & Trolling motor, Garmin 168
GPS chart plotter, fish finder, depth finder,
bilge pump, Bimini Top, storage cover and
trailer, $2500.00. Call 863-214-3083

15 0 Fitness & Exercise
8 5 I Equipment
Bowflex 3 series tread mill, $750.00 OBO,
brand new, call 863-465-7677

8400 Recreational Vehicles
REDUCED PRICING- great opportunity for a
good RV at a great price! 1989 Winnebago
Chieftan 28ft motor home. A/C, 6kw Gen,
newly tiled floor, queen bed, plus 2 singles
fridge, stove, bathroom w/shower, lots of
storage. Great running condition. Reduced to
$10,000. Ed Aigreen 863-452-2964 or 273-
8897. Can be seen at 2073 N Olivia Dr, AP


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
1100 Honda Shadow Sprite 2001 8K miles
black, all chrome out, nice ride $5600. Call
Andy 863-441-0670
2002 Suzuki Savage. Low mileage, good
shape. $3,500. Call John 863-471-0900.


9200 Trucks
Dump Truck Ford 700, 1986 diesel, crew cab,
air brakes, runs great. $2000. Box Truck Ford
1993 with over drive runs great. rebuilt trans-
mission with warranty $2500. Contact Lilly
between 9-4pm 863-699-3785. ,

9220 Utility Trailers
Want to buy 5x8 enclosed trailer in good con-
dition. Call 863-452-9261


9400 Automotive Wanted
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inter and exter all power cold A/C, 351-2 ex-
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more! For Listings Call
1-800-298-4150 x1721
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1987 Chevy Corvette Convertible, low miles,
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414-7197.
1992 GMC 1500 new tires, new transmission,
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381-2635
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2000 Ford ZX2 Auto, cold A/C 73000 miles
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863-382-4776.


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High School Baseball



Streaks win district championship


Come from behind win over Palmetto
earns Streaks home game in Regional


By DANIEL R. HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun. corn
SEBRING Baseball is a
funny game a team can play
as crisp and clean of a game
as they can, and still lose. Or
they can not be at their
sharpest and still come away
with a victory.
The latter was the case
Friday night, as the Blue
Streaks wrapped up the
District 10-4A championship
by being a little more advan-
tageous than visiting Palmetto


in a 5-3 win.
"We made some
mistakes, they made
some mistakes,"
Sebring head coach
Hoppy Rewis said.
"But theirs hurt them a
little more than ours
hurt us."
The -visiting Tigers


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Palmi

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were the surprise of the tour-
nament, coming in as the bot-
tom seed, but knocking off
Braden River and Booker to
reach the final and secure a
spot in the state regional.
And it was those Tigers that
jumped out to another sur-
prise by taking the lead right
from the start.


Two one-out hits off Blue
Streak starter Cory Ritter in
the top of the first were sand-
wiched around an error, pro-
ducing one run and moving
another runner to third.
Palmetto then plated their
second run on a ground out to
second baseman Ryan
Thorlton, who would earn his
coaches praise for his glove
work.
"We didn't have a great
defensive game," Rewis said.
"But thank goodness for
Ryan, he had a great
ing game at second base -
he just played out the
ying-yang."
But there was that
etto two-run deficit to face,
even with Ritter seem-
ing to settle in when he
struck out the side, in
order, in the Palmetto second.
The Tigers scratched again
in the third, however, making
it 3-0 and giving reason to
worry of another upset for the
upstarts and a road date in the
regionals for Sebring.
But that's when Palmetto's
mistakes figured in, and
Sebring was more than happy
to take advantage.


News-Sun photo by DANIEL HOEHNE
The Sebring Blue Streaks pose with the District 10-4A trophy they won by topping Palmetto, 5-3, Friday night. The win
moves Sebring to the state regional competition and will have them hosting Bartow Tuesday.


J.T. Tomlinson opened up
the bottom of the third by
drawing a walk, and looked to
be able to make it to second
when Nick Maloyed hit a
chopper to third.
But Maloyed's hustle down
the line forced a hurried throw
from the Palmetto third base-
man that got away, allowing
Tomlinson to come all the
way around to score and mov-
ing Maloyed to third.


Moments later, with Chaz
Abeln at bat, a wild pitch
brought Maloyed home to
make it a 3-2 Tiger lead.
The fourth inning was
quiet, as was the top of the
fifth, but the Streaks made
some noise in' the bottom of
the fifth when Colt Williams
lead off by striking out.
Seems an unlikely point to
start making some noise from
- except, that the pitch got


away and Williams made it to
first on the dropped third
strike..
Williams then stole second
during Thorlton's at bat, and
moved to third when Thorlton
grounded to short.
Tomlinson followed with
another shortstop to first-base
putout, keeping Williams at
third, but Maloyed then laced
a liner into the right-center
field gap for an RBI triple to


tie the score.
Palmetto looked poised to
jump right back on top, with
the luck seeming to be with
them, when a routine
grounder to third to lead off
the sixth took an enormous
bad hop, sending it five-feet'
over the head of Abeln.
But a caught stealing and
two groundouts later, the

See CHAMPS, page 3D


JPrior Knowledge


"We all felt it was time to
have Dr. Andrews go in and
scope and look around and
fix up some things.
"Obviously, when you have
discomfort on and off in a
continued fashion over a long
period of time, you have to
assume something is causing
the discomfort."
Those were the words of
Cubs general manager, trying
to generally manage a sensi-
ble reason why former phe-
nom Mark Prior was going
under the knife.
What Cub fans are left
with is not so much why he
went under the knife; but
why it took so long.
Ever since his resounding
emergence on the major
league scene in 2003, and the
catastrophic fall during the
'03 playoffs, Prior's career
has been a series of stops and
starts with mostly extended
stops and temporary starts.
In '05 and '06, the hype
would start prior, if you will,
to spring training, with
Chicago management assur-


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Dan Hoehne


ing us that Prior was fine and
ready to go..
Only he didn't seem fine,
wasn't ready to go, and bare-
ly would be seen during
those two seasons.
And when he was seen, he
bore minimal resemblance to'
the incredible pitcher with
the flawless mechanics that
seemed destined for stardom.
That's where the rub was,
and perhaps that's what
clouded the minds of Cub
management for so long.
Family friend and former
major league pitcher, Tom
House, had taken Prior under
his wing early on to teach
him, to show him, to perfect
in him, the perfect mechanics
that would put the least
amount of strain 'possible on
his arm.
As Nolan Ryan and Roger
Clemens are perfect exam-
ples of, throwing power
stems more from a pitchers
legs, or thrust forward from
the legs and less to do with
the arm.
Anyone who has ever seen
Prior's fire-hydrant thick
calves would have an idea
that House knew this too.
So Cub fans were left to
wonder, "how could the guy
with the perfect mechanics
have arm trouble?"
One wonders if Cub man-
agement was thinking the
same thing, leading to the
non-action of looking closer
for a problem.
Shrouded in mystery they
kept him, assuring us all
nothing seemed wrong,
when, while from a distance
specifics certainly couldn't
be defined, his performance

See PRIOR, page 3D


Courtesy photos
Linda Wooden (left), para professional with the Highlands
County School District, and Chris Struck, therapist, help Chris
Owens, a student at Avon Elementary School prepare to pick up
the bowling ball during the Special STARS countywide bowling
competition for school students Thursday morning.


Chad Creech shows his excitement after being awarded first
place in his division during Thursday's Special STARS county
bowling event for school students. Making the presentation is
Layton Brinkmeyer (left), a volunteer from Sebring High
School and Chad's teacher.


Golf


Ace highlights LP


Chamber tourney


By SCOTT DRESSEL
scott.dressel@ newssun. corn
LAKE PLACID Dean
Cram and his buddies have
been playing golf together
every weekend for years.
Each time, each of them
puts up $5 in a hole-in-one
pot.
Saturday, Cram finally
got to collect from the other
three.
Using a driver a fact
that drew more than a few
chuckles from the crowd -
Cram aced the 160-yard
second hole at' Placid
Lakes, winning himself 37
dozen golf balls (36 for the
ace and one more for clos-
est to the pin) and helping
his team win low net honors
in the second flight of. the
Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce
Golf Classic.
It was Cram's first hole-
in-one, and he didn't even
see it go in the cup.
"I thought it went over
(the green)," he said.
Playing partner Todd
Schweitzer didn't think
that, however.
"I heard a think, and I
said, 'Oh, Dino. That ball
went in,'" he said. "I had to
give him the $5 before I


shook his hand."
The' foursome of Vince
Liles, Randy Proctor, Mike
Browning and Grover
Crawford won the first
flight with a 17-under 55,
two shots ahead of the four-
some of Mike and Ron
Chapman, Mike Starr and
Harry Gregor. Steve Hall,
Dana Harris, Dennis Firth
and Frank Quattrochi won
the low net honors in the
first flight with a 46.0.,
A 10-under 62 took the
second flight honors for the
team of Verlon Carrell,
David Bertram, Bill
Grigsby and Jess Glarner.
The team of Howard
Smiling, Jeff Spires, Shane
Kittendorf and Don Spires
were second with a 64.
Cram's team of Todd and
Tracy Schweitzer and Tom
Nemeth were low gross in
the second flight at 42.2.
Carrell won closest-to-
the-pin honors on No. 6,
Proctor was closest on No.
11 and Mike Chapman won
the No. 13 contest.
None of them were as
close as Cram, though, who
joked that it might take him
"about two weeks" to go
through the 444 golf balls
he had just won.


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ON DECK




5 TUESDAY: Baseball vs. Bartow (State Regional), 7 p.m.

Sebring


FRIDAY: Softball vs. Gulf Coast at FCCAA StateTournament, noon; Softball at FCCAA
StateToumament,TBA, 5 p.m.


SFCC


SPORTS BRIEFS


Kiwanis Charities Golf Classic
coming next Saturday
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 closest 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 free 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 a participation prize
raffle ticket included for all golfers.
For additional information, call 385-
8091. Send check payable to: HCCGA,
6419 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33876.

Youth Sports Day in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID Lake Placid Youth
Sports Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Saturday, May 5, at DeVane Circle in
Lake Placid. The event is being spon-
sored by Lake Placid High School
Athletic Department with the help of the
Lake Placid Athletic Association.
In an effort to let the younger athletes
get to know the older athletes, high
school and middle school athletes will be
running carnival games with prizes.
These games are free of charge to the
youth of Lake Placid. There also will be a
barbecue, concession stand, sports infor-
mation and fun.
All sports programs in Lake Placid
have been invited to have a booth or table
explaining what their program has to
offer, when and where it is played and
how to register.
Charity Golf Tournament at
Sebring Municipal
Handicapped Americans Love of Life
Organization will hold their Charity Golf
Tournament on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at
the Sebring Municipal Golf Course.
Sign in is at 8:00 a.m. for the four person
scramble, with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.
Please register by Monday, April 30.
This event is open to all of central. Florida
and will include a Men's and Ladies
Division. Entry fee is $45.00 per person
which includes a continental breakfast,


round of golf, lunch following play and a
goodie bag. Drinks will be available on
the course.
The prize for the first "Hole-In-One",
will be a car. First, second and third
prizes will be awarded in both divisions.
Mulligans will be available, 2 for
$5.00. Raffle tickets will also be avail-
able for purchase before play. Sponsor
opportunities are available: Gold $1000;
Silver $500; Bronze $250; Hole
Sponsor $100.
Recognition will be given for all con-
tributions. Sponsorships also include sig-
nage at the event.
Your generous support from this event
benefits Handicapped Americans Love of
Life Organization's building fund for
their proposed continuing rehab facility
which will enable our residents of
Highlands County achieve a better quali-
fy of life after prescribed care is finished.
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
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 recre-
ational training and competition for more
than 200 children and adults with physi-
cal and mental disabilities in Highlands
County. Athletes must have a medical and
release on file with the organization.

Webber International Baseball
to hold open try-out May 12
BABSON PARK WIU baseball will
be holding its open try-out on Saturday,
May 12, at 10 a.m., at the Heart of Florida
Field, on the campus of Webber.
The open try-out is held for any high
school seniors or Junior College players
who 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.
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 oppor-
tunity 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.
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 swimming
pool activities.
Campers are asked to bring glove, cap,
any baseball attire, swim suit and a towel.


HISTORY LESSON

10 YEARS AGO
April 29, 1997: Sebring hurler Jay Belflower came on in a relief role with the bases loaded and struck
out the only batter he faced to preserve theBlue Streaks 10-8 win over DeSoto in the first round of the
District 11-4A tournament. Belflower's save gave starter Brett Dixon the win and set up a meeting with
top-seeded Sarasota Booker.
20 YEARS AGO
April 28, 1987: The Lake Placid softball team moved into uncharted territory as they held off host
Palmetto, 7-5, to win the Region 2A-6 championship. With the win, the Lady Dragons moved on to state
sectional competition for the first time, where they would host Bushnell South Sumter.


STATS & STANDINGS


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit vs. San Jose
San Jose 2, Detroit 0, San Jose leads
series 1-0
Saturday: San Jose at Detroit, late
Monday: Detroit at San Jose, 10 p.m.
Wednesday: Detroit at San Jose, 10
p.m.
Saturday, May 5: San Jose at Detroit, 2
p.m., if necessary
Monday, May 7: Detroit at San Jose,
TBD, if necessary
Wednesday, May 9: San Jose at Detroit,
TBD, if necessary
Anaheim vs. Vancouver
Anaheim 5, Vancouver 1, Anaheim


NBA
Playoff Glance
FIRST ROUND
(Best of 7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit vs. Orlando
Detroit 100, Orlando 92
Detroit 98, Orlando 90
Detroit 93, Orlando 77, Detroit leads
series 3-0
Saturday: Detroit at Orlando, late
Tuesday: Orlando at Detroit, 7 or 8:30
p.m., if necessary
Thursday: Detroit at Orlando, TBD, if
necessary
Saturday, May 5: Orlando at Detroit,
TBD, if necessary
Cleveland vs. Washington
Cleveland 97, Washington 82
Cleveland 109, Washington 102,
Cleveland leads series 2-0
Saturday: Cleveland at Washington, late
Monday: Cleveland at Washington, 7
p.m.
Wednesday: Washington at Cleveland, 7
p.m., if necessary
Friday, May 4: Cleveland at Washington,
TBD, if necessary
Sunday, May 6: Washington at
Cleveland, TBD, if necessary
Toronto vs. New Jersey
New Jersey 96, Toronto 91
Toronto 89, New Jersey 83
Friday: New Jersey 102, Toronto 89,
New Jersey leads series 2-1
Sunday: Toronto at New Jersey, 7:30
p.m.
Tuesday: New Jersey at Toronto, 6, 7 or
8p.m.
Friday, May 4: Toronto at New Jersey,
TBD, if necessary
Sunday, May 6: New Jersey at Toronto,
TBD; if necessary

Miami vs. Chicago
Chicago 96, Miami 91
Chicago 107, Miami 89
Friday: Chicago 104, Miami 96, Chicago
leads series 3-0
Sunday: Chicago at Miami, 1 p.m.
Tuesday: Miami at Chicago, 7 p.m., if
necessary
Thursday: Chicago at Miami, TBD, if
necessary
Saturday, May 5: Miami at Chicago,
TBD, if necessary
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Dallas vs. Golden State
Golden State 97, Dallas 85
Dallas 112, Golden State 99
Friday: Golden State 109, Dallas 91,
Golden State leads series 2-1
Sunday: Dallas at Golden State, 10 p.m.
Tuesday: Golden State at Dallas, 9:30
p.m.
Thursday: Dallas at Golden State, TBD,
if necessary
Saturday, May 5, Golden State at Dallas,
TBD, if necessary
Phoenix vs. L.A. Lakers
Phoenix 95, L.A. Lakers 87
Phoenix .126, L.A. Lakers 98
L.A. Lakers 95, Phoenix 89, Phoenix
leads series 2-1
Sunday: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 3:30
p.m.
Wednesday: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix,
10:30 p.m.
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
Denver 95, San Antonio 89
San Antonio 97, Denver 88, series tied
1-1
Saturday: San Antonio at Denver, late
Monday: San Antonio at Denver, 10:30
p.m.
Wednesday: Denver at San Antonio; 8
p.m.
Friday, May 4: San Antonio at Denver,
TBD, if necessary
Sunday, May 6: Denver at San Antonio,
TBD, if necessary
Utah vs. Houston
Houston 84, Utah 75
Houston 98, Utah 90
Utah 81, Houston 67, Houston leads
series 2-1
Saturday: Houston at Utah, 10:30 p.m.
Monday: Utah at Houston, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Houston at Utah, TBD, if nec-
essary
Saturday, May 5: Utah at Houston, TBD,
if necessary
NHL

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Buffalo vs. New York Rangers
Buffalo 5, N.Y. Rangers 2, Buffalo leads
series 1-0
Friday: N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Sunday: Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 2 p.m.
Tuesday: Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 7
p.m.
Friday, May 4: N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo,
7 p.m., if necessary
Sunday, May 6: Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers,
2 p.m., if necessary
Tuesday, May 8: N.Y. Rangers at
Buffalo, 7 p.m., if necessary
New Jersey vs. Ottawa
Ottawa 5, New Jersey 4, Ottawa leads
series 1-0
Saturday: Ottawa at New Jersey, late
Monday: New Jersey at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: New Jersey at Ottawa, 7
p.m.
Saturday, May 5: Ottawa at New Jersey,
8 p.m., if necessary
Monday, May 7: New Jersey at Ottawa,
7 p.m., if necessary
Wednesday, May 9: Ottawa at New
Jersey, 7 p.m., if necessary


Detroit, 10.
TRIPLES-TPena, Kansas City, 4; six
tied with 2.
HOME RUNS-ARodriguez, New York,
14; Kinsler, Texas, 8; Sosa, Texas, 7;
DOrtiz, Boston, 6; VGuerrero, Los
Angeles, 6.
STOLEN BASES-Lofton, Texas, 9;
JLugo, Boston, 8; Sizemore, Cleveland,
7; BRoberts, Baltimore, 7; Crawford,
Tampa Bay, 6.
PITCHING (3 Decisions)-Beckett,
Boston, 5-0, 1.000, 2.48; Ledezma,
Detroit, 3-0, 1.000, 2.19; Sabathia,
Cleveland, 3-0, 1.000, 3.18; Halladay,
Toronto, 3-0,1.000, 2.58.
STRIKEOUTS-JoSantana, Minnesota,
39; Matsuzaka, Boston, 38; Shields,
Tampa Bay, 37; Sabathia, Cleveland,
35.
SAVES-Borowski, Cleveland, 9; Jenks,
Chicago, 8; Reyes, Tampa Bay, 8;
TJones, Detroit, 8.


NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 14 8 .636 -
New York 13 8 .619 1%
Florida 10 12.455 4
Philadelphia 10 12 .455 4
Washington 8 15 .348 6%'
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 14 8 .636 -
Pittsburgh 11 10 .524 2%4
St. Louis 10 12 .455 4
Cincinnati 10 13 .435 412
Chicago 9 13 .409 5
Houston 9 13.409 5
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 14 9 .609 -
San Francisco 12 9 .571 1
Arizona 13 11 .542 1%'1
San Diego 12 11 .522 2
Colorado 9 14 .391 5

Friday's Games
Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 1
Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 3
Philadelphia 6, Florida 5
Milwaukee 4, Houston 1
Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 3
Atlanta 9, Colorado 7
Arizona 3, San Francisco 2
L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 5
Saturday's .Games
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, late
Milwaukee at Houston, late
Florida at Philadelphia, late
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late
N.Y. Mets at Washington, late
Atlanta at Colorado, late
San Francisco at Arizona, late
L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, late
Sunday's Games
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Washington, 1:35 p.m.
Florida at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m.
Milwaukee at Houston, 2:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Colorado, 3:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.
San Francisco at Arizona, 4:40 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m.


LIVE SPORTS ON TV
ARENA FOOTBALL
MONDAY
8 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago............................ ESPN2


AUTO RACING
SUNDAY
1:30 p.m. NASCAR Nextel Cup Aaron's 499.................. FOX
4:30 p.m. INDYCAR Kansas Lottery Indy 300 .............. ESPN2


COLLEGE BASEBALL
SUNDAY
Noon Florida State at Miami............................SUN


COLLEGE SOFTBALL
SUNDAY
2 p.m. Tennessee at LSU............... ............... ESPN2


GOLF
SUNDAY
8:30 o.m. EUROPEAN PGA Canarias Open de Espana........... GOLF
1 p.m. PGA- Henrico County Open, Final Round .............GOLF
3 p.m. PGA- EDS Byron Nelson Championship, Final Round..GOLF


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
SUNDAY
3 p.m. Atlanta at Colorado............................... TBS
4 p.m. Tampa Bay at Oakland............................IND
8 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis.......................... ESPN
MONDAY
7 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee............................. ESPN


NBA
SUNDAY
1 p.m. First Round Chicago at Miami, Game 4 .............ABC
3:30 p.m. First Round Pheonix at L.A. Lakers, Game 4.........ABC
7:30 p.m. First Round Toronto at New Jersey, Game 4...:....... TNT
10 p.m. First Round Dallas at Golden State, Game 4..........TNT
MONDAY
8 p.m. First Round Playoff -Teams TBA ................... TNT
10:30 p.m. First Round Playoff- Teams TBA....................TNT
TUESDAY
8 p.m. First Round Playoff-Teams TBA....................TNT
10:30 p.m. First Round Playoff- Teams TBA ................... TNT


NHL
SUNDAY
2 p.m. Conference Semifinal Game 2- Teams TBA............. NBC


SOCCER
TUESDAY
2:30 p.m. UEFA- Semifinal, Leg 2, Chelse vs. Liverpool.........ESPN2
All Games and Times Subject to Change


leads series 1-0
Friday: Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Sunday: Anaheim at Vancouver, 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Anaheim at Vancouver, 10:30
p.m.
Thursday: Vancouver at Anaheim, 9
p.m., if necessary
Sunday, May 6: Anaheim at Vancouver,
8 p.m., if necessary
Tuesday, May 8: Vancouver at Anaheim,
TBD, if necessary
Major League Baseball

AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 15 7 .682 -
Toronto 11 11 .500 4
Baltimore 11 12 .478 4'%2
Tampa Bay 10 13 .435 5'12
New York 8 13 .381 6%'
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 13 7 .650 -
Chicago 12 9 .571 1'2
Minnesota 13 10 .565 1'/2
Detroit 12 10 .545 2
Kansas City 7 16.304
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 12 11 .522 -
,Seattle 9 9 .500 1'k
Oakland 11 12 .478 1
Texas 9 13 .409

Friday's Games
Boston 11, N.Y. Yankees 4
Minnesota 5, Detroit 3
Cleveland 5, Baltimore 4
Texas 5, Toronto 3
Chicago White Sox 7, L.A. Angels 3
Seattle 7, Kansas City 4
Tampa Bay 4, Oakland 1
Saturday's Games
Minnesota at Detroit, late
Texas at Toronto, late
Boston at N.Y. Yankees, late
Tampa Bay at Oakland, late
Baltimore at Cleveland, late
L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, late
Kansas City at Seattle, late
Sunday's Games
Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.
Texas at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Chi White Sox, 2:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Seattle, 4:05 p.m..
Tampa Bay at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.


LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-VGuerrero, Los Angeles,
.375; Mauer, Minnesota, .373;
ARodriguez, New York, .365; Polanco,
Detroit, .352.
RUNS-ARodriguez, New York, 27;
Sizemore, Cleveland, 22; DeJesus,
Kansas City, 21; BAbreu, New York, 19.
RBI-ARodriguez, New York, 34;
DOrtiz, Boston, 21; Kinsler, Texas, 20;
MOrdonez, Detroit, 20.
HITS-Polanco, Detroit, 32; DeJesus,
Kansas City, 31; ARodriguez, New York,
31; Tejada, Baltimore, 29.
DOUBLES-THunter, Minnesota, 13;
Granderson, Detroit, 10; MOrdonez,







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CHAMPS
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threat was over and it was
time for Sebring to clinch it.
Adam Simmons hit a one-
out single to left and gave
way to Cory 'Kilo' Watt for
pinch-running duties.


Tony Vazquez' pop-fly to
left was dropped, putting run-
ners on first and second.
J.C. Shoop then blasted a
shot to the left-center field
wall that brought home the
go-ahead and insurance runs
and secure a home game for
the Streaks in the regional.
"J.C.'s always played well


against Palmetto and he came
up big again tonight," Rewis
said. "It's nice to win the dis-
trict championship, more
importantly so we can have a
home game in the next one.
And you never want to go in
(to the state playoffs) with a
loss."
And on that winning note,


Sebring will host the Yellow
Jackets of Bartow Tuesday.
"We haven't played them,
but we know a lot of people
who have," Rewis said. "So
I'm sure we'll have a good
scouting report on them, and
they'll have one on us. It
should be a good game."


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alone told us something was
seriously wrong.
Tiny little alterations in his
motion were being rumored,
compensating for a pain in
one area by increasing the
workload in another area.


Comparison videos of his
motion are floating around
the internet, showing that
there are small but significant
changes in his motion over
the years.
Take a look at clips of
Ryan or Clemens early in
their careers and later on, and
you will see little change -
giving credence to House's
methods, as Ryan was still


hitting the mid-90s with his
fastball into his mid-40s and
how Clemens will be too,
whenever he decides to pitch
this year.
And so in explaining that
they "felt it was time..." to
give Prior's shoulder a look-
see, it seems incredible that
this most basic seeming of
steps wasn't taken two years
ago.


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and off, in a continued fash- .
ion is enough for me to do
whatever it took to figure it _
out and fix it.
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after all.


H.A.LLO.'s First Annual Charity


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Ladies & Mens Division

Saturday, May 5, 2007
Sebring Municipal Golf Course
Register by Monday, April 30
Sign In 8:00 am
Shotgun Start 9:oo am
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$45.00 per person
Fee includes: continental breakfast, round of golf, lunch following play, goodie bag
Prize for first hole-in-one will be a car on designated hole
for more Information contact BobbI Dorman 385-6433

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Call for Details
All Sponsorhips will receive signage at the event


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Checks payable to: H.A.L.L.O.
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Saturday May 12, 2007
Sun 'N Lake Golf Course: Turtle Run
Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Entry Fee: 65.00
Includes: One mulligan, lunch, beverages, prizes, cart, green fees, and range balls and a lot of fun!
2nd mulligan $5.00

4 PERSON SCRAMBLE Make your own team Total Team Handicap determines flight


Hole-in-one Prize
2007 HHR Chevrolet
John Deere Riding Mower
Set of Ben Hogan Irons
Dell Computer
Bose Wave Radio

Please mail of fax your entries to:
Terry Quarles
Sebring High School
3514 Kenilworth Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33870
Fax (863) 471-5507

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Each team member tee shot must
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Best shot played may place ball one
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