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Brooker says


he wont run


for re-election

Is serving fourth term

as Clerk of Courts
By KEVINJ. SHLITT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING Clerk of Courts L.E.
"Luke" Brooker announced FridaN morn-
ing he will not seek re-election.
Brooker intends .to complete his fourth
term, ending his tenure' as Clerk after 16
years.
"We knew Luke wasn't really sure what
'he was going-to do but his announcement
this morning'took us by surprise," Senior
Director of Court Services Bob Germaine
said Friday.
Brooker announced his decision after his
,namiing his Emplo)ee of the Year.
Brooker. 61. is responsi-
ble for implementing Teen
Court and operating the No.
I-rated jury system in the
state. Germaine said
"He's done a lot for the
county.7 Germaine said.
As o'f,4;p.m. Friday, the
Brooker Superisor of Elections
office hadn't received any
notices of intent to seek the Clerk's seat,
but Pete Pollard, e\ecutiie director of
Sebring's Community Redev'elopment
Agenc\, confirmed Friday he would run
again.
"It's an. office I have been interested in
since before Luke ran," Pollard said.
He lost to Brooker in the 2004
Republican primary.
Pollard has been with the CRA since
1982. 'He served three terms on the School
Board of Highlands Counts from 1984-
1986. ;
'I'm surprised he made the announce-
ment right before Christmas," Pollard said.
"I do, wish him well.".
He said the Clerk's staff are "good,
knowledgeable" people who would benefit
from "hands-on" leadership.


See BROKER, page SA


The big guy takes time
to visit with his fans
before his big night















Neu s-Sun photo by. -
CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY -'
Santa and J'Lynn Hicks, ,
4, meet at the Redlands 6 ,
Christian Migrant
.Association's Martin
Luther King Pre-school
Development Center
Friday morning. Santa
was passing by, on a
trial run for Christmas
Eve. Employees of the
'News-Sun' waved him
down and helped dis-
tribute a few early pres-
ents. J'Lynn jumped
into Santas lap and did-
n't want to let go. To .
which Santa said, sim-.
ply, 'Ho, Ho, Ho.'


-
News-Sun photo by KEVIN J. SHUTT
Alan Robles, 2, Avon Park, peaks into Santa's big bag o' gifts Friday at Florida Hospital Heartland
Division, where 01' Saint Nick and the little missus passed out teddy bears, coloring books and crayons
to six children in the pediatric wing. Alan at first wasn't so sure about the big man in red, who some-
timnes pulls double duty as Administraitive Director Art Wilcoxson. Knowing that he came bearing gifts,
Alan warmed up to Santa and Mrs. Claus, who bears a striking resemblance to a registered nurse in the
cardiac-catheterization lab named Nina Beaudry.


How to be


safe during

the holidays

Most tips are good for
year-round safety, too
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
The fervor of the
Christmas season has peaked
with last-minute shoppers
frantic over the small amount
of time they have left.
A recent unsolved homi-
cide paired with an escalated
amount of shoplifting cases
brings the personal safety of
Highlands County residents
to the front this month, while
either at home. or out and
about during the final days of
2007.
Some suggestions are good
ideas to implement every day,
while some pertain specifi-
cally to the holidays.
Avon Park Police
Department Commander
Mike Rowan had a few tips
for general holiday safety,
including keeping the
Christmas tree watered so it
is fresh and not dried out,
becoming a fire hazard.
Candles can. also pose a.
threat 'and, for additional
safety decorations should be
non-combustible.
Being an easy target is just
that easy, bitt small steps
can be taken to ensure per-
sonal safety and security of
valuables.
Presents in the back seat of
a car can be desirable to
thieves, Rowan said. He sug-
gested storing them in the
trunk of the car instead,
where they are out of sight.
"Be wary. of leaving the
mail in the mailbox," Rowan
added. "With Christmas
cards, taking cash out of the
cards is a problem, so check
your mail frequently," he
said.
Suggestions from Rowan
were plentiful and, while eas-
ily applied to the holiday sea-
son, can be taken and used in
See SAFE, page 8A


Another kind of endurance event


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING Some people don't ride
their bicycles 24 hours all year.
A select few will ride 24 hours
straight the third weekend in February
during the ultracycling race
BikeSebring 12-24 Hours.
Beginning at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 16, about
200 cyclists from several nations will
take to Sebring International Raceway
in what amounts to three distinct races.
There's thek 12-hour race, which is
comprised by half the field. The 24 hour
has two divisions.
In one. tie 'riders will have a go at


pushing their bodies to exhaustion, but
they can take some of the pressure off
by drafting off of others.
The other, the prestigious competi-
tion, is a non-drafting event, qualifying
those hitting the appropriate benchmark
- around 400 miles based on age and.
sex for Race Across America.
While the six-year-old endurance
race draws competitors from Germany,
England and most of the.50 states, local
challengers are few, but growing.
Handcyclist Keane West, Lake
Placid, completed two 12-hour races in
2004 and 2005, respectively. He'll ride


set for Raceway
again in February, this time going
shooting to conquer the 24-hour race.
"I like to challenge myself beyond
what I can usually do," West said.
Usually, West can be found on the
back roads of Highlands County on 30,
40 and sometimes 100-mile rides churn-
ing out 18 mph ride averages with his
arms.
His 24 Hour goal: 300 miles.
A Sebring resident transplanted from
Oklahoma rode 18512 miles in 2006.
He'll join 12-24 Hour newcomer
Matthew Schult of Lake Placid, in their
See RIDE, page 8A


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2A e Sndav. Decermber 23. 2007


4ird count, another Christmas tradition, set for Thursday in Lake Placid


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Grab the
binoculars, don the sunhats, and join
the fun while participating in the 21st
annual Lake Placid Christmas Bird
Count on Thursday.
Joining forces with Archbold
Biological Station, Highlands County
Audubpn Chapter members are invit-
ing birders of all ages to meet the
challenge to find more species and
individual birds than in previous
years within the -15 mile radius of
Lake Placid count circle, centered in
Lake Placid near U.S. 27 and Lake
Grassy.
Volunteers numbering more than
50,000 from all 50 states, every
Canadian province area in Central
and South America, Bermuda, the
West Indies and Pacific islands par-
ticipate each year, between Dec. 14
and Jan. 5 in this all-day census,
counting every bird seen in a count
circle within a 24-hour period.
Highly skilled statewide and out-
of-state observers join locals forming
teams of two to four members


assigned to designated areas and
count every bird, all the while
searching for the usual and new
species. Last year, field observers in
eight parties and five
people counting at feed- -
ers tallied a species
count of 134 (average is
144) and individuals
(or loners) numbering
32,900.
The results of the
Christmas Bird Count
are compiled into the
longest-running
database in ornitho-
logical history, rep-
resenting over a cen-
tury of unbroken data
trends of early winter-
ing bird populations across the
Americas, and studied by scientists
and interested birders from all over
the world. This year is Audubon's
108th year with the Christmas Bird
Count.
Before the 1900's, people engaged
in a holiday tradition known as the


SChristmas "Side Hunt." I
Choosing sides, and carrying
their guns, they would search
fields for game, and whoever brought
in the biggest pile of feathered and
furry victims would win.
Conservation was in its beginning
stages around the turn of the 20th
century, and observers and scientists
became increasingly concerned about
declining bird populations.


1 So, beginning Christmas Day
1900, ornithologist Frank
Chapman, an early officer in the
budding Audubon Society, proposed
a new holiday tradition:
"Christmas Bird
Census" counting birds
during the holiday sea-
son rather than shoot-
ing them. And that was
the start of the
Christmas Bird
Count.
Observers have
begun before dawn
counting owls and
early rising water
birds, others break at
mid-day, and some
bird all day, ending
back at Archbold dining hall at dusk
to tally and report the day's event
while enjoying refreshments and
camaraderie.
Still others count the birds in their
backyard feeders, staying within the
boundaries of the Lake Placid count
circle, providing valuable data to the


tally. Feeder counters often see and
count birds that are missed in the
field.
There is a $5 charge for field coun-
ters, but no charge for backyard feed-
er counts. Check the Web site for
neighboring county CBC dates.
This year, party leaders are needed
to form new teams. Experienced and
novice birdwatchers wanting to
become field observers will be
assigned to parties, which includes
one or more experienced birders.
If you live within the boundaries of
CBC circle (the town of Lake Placid,
Sylvan, Shores, Highlands Park
Estates, Placid Lakes, parts of
Leisure Lakes, or Sun 'N Lakes
South) and would like to join the field
or backyard feeder counting, please
contact Bud at 465-3864 prior to the
count.
Audubon is looking for photos of
birds seen during the CBC. Check the
Web site for submission information.
To take part in the Avon Park Air
Force Range CBC on Jan. 2, contact
Troy Hershberger at 452-4254.


County Building Department gets good rating


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING On a scale of one to 10
with one being the highest, Highlands
County's Building Department rates a
four.
The rating comes from Insurance
Services Offices, an independent statisti-
cal, rating and advisory organization
used by insurance companies to create
rate structures based on assessed risk.
The Building Department maintained
its four rating for a second five-year
cycle, moving up from a score of five
achieved about 1991, said Helen
McKinney, Building Department admin-
istrator.
"What's amazing about this cycle was
the workload we had with the number of
employees," McKinney said. "They were
doing triple the work of other areas."
Counties statewide and across the


Garbage pick up
schedule changes
AVON PARK Garbage
collection for the week of
Chfistmas will see slight
changes.
In the cities of Avon Park
and Sebring and the town of
Lake Placid, Tuesday
garbage will be picked up on
Wednesday. All other sched-
uled pick ups for the week
are unchanged.
In the unincorporated area
of the county, Tuesday's
garbage will also be picked
up on Wednesday. There will
be no yard debris pick up for
the week.


'What's amazing about

this cycle was the

workload we had wit the

number of employees.'

HELEN McKINNEY
Building Department administrator

country are compared with similar-sized
entities. Highlands came out on top on
each category, meeting or. exceeding
.state and national averages among the
7,000 building departments evaluated.
Divided between commercial and resi-
dential properties, the department was
audited for administration of codes, plan
reviewing and field inspections.
Every three years, McKinney
explained, the buildifig code is updated.


HIGHLANDS

IN hrief


All government offices
will be closed in recognition
of the holiday. The News-
Sun office will also be
closed Tuesday.


Intermediate changes are made as neces-
sary to include advancements that are
better implemented sooner than later.
At the peak of development, the
department's eight code officials were
handling 30-35 daily inspections.
Though the department has two vacan-
cies since the Sept. ISO inspection, the
workload decreased to 15 to 20 inspec-
tions per official due to less building.
"Right fiQw, things are steady,"
McKinney said. "Things are back to the
way they were before we had this big
increase in activity."
The county voluntarily subjects itself
to ISO scrutiny, which results in lower
insurance premiums for county residents,
though it's not as tangible as the 15 per-
cent realized for the county's flood pro-
gram..
S.Y. Moseley is the county's building
official.


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Molotov cocktail used in domestic


dispute that sends two men to jail


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.comn
SEBRING A Sebring
man will spend at least the
next month in jail due to his
indirect involvement in a
domestic dispute.
The incident started when
Kevin Farmer, 46, of Sebring
started an argument with his
ex-girlfriend and her new
boyfriend.
At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, a
gasoline-soaked rag was
stuffed into a glass Coke bot-
tle, ignited and placed under-
neath the new boyfriend's
Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Sebring Police Department
Officer Robert McConnell
made contact with Farmer and
told him to stay away from
the home, to which he
allegedly agreed.
The serious nature of the
incident led McConnell and
Raymond Rossy, both of the
SPD, to remain in the area.
While the officers were in
the area, Farmer allegedly
called the victim and left
numerous voice mail mes-
sages, ranging from malicious


Farmer


laughter to warning
go home.
Between 12 and
on Thursday, Farm
year-old Jason C
Sebring were spott
edly driving by the
a report said.
After the fourth
ing the house,
allegedly parked
Cruiser and walked
the home.
He then entered
yard and approach
girlfriend's bedroom
repeatedly striking
pry bar until it broke
stated. '
Rossy 'and M
arrested him on
transported him
Highlands County j


At the jail he admitted to
breaking the window, but
1 denied placing the Coke bot-
tle under the motorcycle, the
report said.
Later, Garrett was found in
Farmer's car and arrested for
Garrett his involvement in the crimes.
Garrett was allegedly pres-
ent when Farmer called the
her not to victim and left the threatening
voice mails.
12:30 a.m. _
er and 24- Garrett admitted that he
iarrett of had been present with Farmer
ed repeat- when he purchased gasoline
residence, from a convenience store and
also when Farmer lit the
time pass- makeshift Molotov-cocktail,
Farmer throwing it under the motor-
his PT cycle, the report said.
ed behind Farmer was charged with
aggravated stalking, arson
the fenced and property damage less than
ed his. ex- $200.
m window, He was released from the
it with a jail on $31,000 bond.
ke, reports Garrett will remain in jail
until his Jan. 22 court date,
MlcConnell charged with aggravated
scene and stalking and arson, because he
to the violated the conditions of his


ail. .


felony probation.


Sunday, December 23, 20-07 3A


Obituaries


Ella Gretzon
Ella Alice Gretzon, 84, of
Sebring died Dec. 20, 2007,
in Avon Park. Born in Pound,
Wis., she moved here in
1987, from Chicago, Ill. She
was a housewife.
Survivors include her sis-
ter, Sylvia Marie; and broth-
er, Sam. Interment is in the
First Baptist Cemetery in
Pound, Wis.
Arrangements were han-
dled by the Dowden Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Charles Raab Jr.
Charles R. Raab
Jr. 75, of Sebring
died Dec. 21, 2007.
He had been a resi-
dent of Sebring since 1996,
coming from Silverdale, Pa.
He was employed in general
maintenance and was a veter-
an of the U.S. Army, serving
from 1954-1956. He was a
life member of American
Legion Post 69 in Avon Park
and attended Trinity Lutheran
Church in Lake Placid.
He is survived by his wife,
Florence M.; son, Edward
Allen Tracy; daughter, -
Cynthia Ann Wilson; and five
grandchildren.
Memorial service will be
at 10 a.m. Monday at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring. Memorial
contributions may be made to
the American Heart
Association in his memory.


Wilma Safriet

f Safiet, 88, of
Sebring in 1983, coSebrmingdied
Dec. 19,
2007, in
where she retirLakeland.
teacher for 32 yeaBorn in
Safriet London, Ky.,
she moved to
Sebring in 1983, coming
from Stewartstown, Pa., from
where she retired. She was a
teacher for 32 years in'
Harlan and Paintsville, Ky.
Wilma was very active in
educational and civic work.
She served as President of
the Alumni Association of,
Sue Bennett College,
President of the Paintsville
Women's Club, and was a
member of the York County
Garden Club and the Garden
Club of Sebring. She also
was a Sunday School Teacher
for many years in Paintsville
and Stewartstown. Since
1983, Wilma has been a
member of the First United
Methodist Church of Sebring,
serving on many committees
and as an usher, and as a
member of the Open Door
Sunday School Class. Wilma
was an active member of the
Women's Club of Sebring,
the Readers' Club, the Golf
Hammock Women's Club and
the Hobby Club.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Luther; daughters,
Judith Ann Daugherty and
Barbara Jean Safriet; two


grandsons and one great-
granddaughter; and sister,
Ruth Killian.
A memorial service is
being planned after the New
Year. Memorials are request-
ed to the charity of one's
choosing.
Arrangements are being
handled by Morris Funeral
Chapel, Sebring.

Robert Hutchinson
Robert Eugene
"Hutch"
Hutchinson, 85, of
Avon Park died
Dec. 21, 2007, at his home.
He was born in Marion,
Ohio. A veteran of W.W. II,
serving in the U.S. Army, he
married Wanda Clark on Jan.
11, 1941 and owned Hutch's
Drapery Service in
Columbus, Ohio, until retir-
ing in 1972.
He moved to Sebring in
1992 from. Port Charlotte and
was a member of the
American Legion and also
the V.F.W. Post 4300 and was
a Presbyterian.
He is survived by his wife,
Wanda E. Hutchinson, Avon
Park; daughters, Susan
(Lewis) Berkhout of
California, Rebecca H. Bauer
of Orlando and Roberta
(Richard) Fehrman of
Sebring and three grandchil-
dren.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of cre-
mation arrangements.


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Courtesy photo
Richard Conover opens one of his presents at his going away party on Wednesday.


Conover says goodbye, for now


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Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK On
Thursday, Richard Conover
was transported by his friends
at Community Transportation
for extensive rehabilitation in
Clewiston. His short-term
goal is to lose weight and get
back on his feet again. His
long-term goal is to return to
Highlands County and reside
at Fairway Pines of Sebring.
Conover has been a long-
time resident at Reflections
on Silver Lake and is well
known in county government


and many local causes. He is
famous for remembering peo-
ples birthdays and anniver-
saries with cards and, when
he could, public announce-
ments.
On Wednesday, he was
honored for his efforts at
Reflections on Silver Lake
coffee, hour. Special guest in
attendance were Sheriff
Susan Benton, who shared
words of encouragement
along with Darlene Phypers
and Danielle Daum, repre-


senting Ag-Venture, thanking
him for his volunteer hours
.and support.
Others sent messages
which were shared and he
was presented with gifts. Jim
Brooks, representing
Reflections on Silver Lake,
shared some final words and
well wishes.
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cards and messages, his
address is: Richard Conover,
301 South Gloria St. RM
204B, Clewiston, FL 33440.


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BROKER
Continued from 1A
By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin .shutt@newssun .com
SEBRING Clerk of
Courts L.E. "Luke" Brooker
announced Friday morning he
will not seek re-election.
Brooker intends to com-
plete his fourth term, ending
his tenure as Clerk after 16
years.
"We knew Luke wasn't
really sure what he was going
to do but his announcement
this morning took us by sur-
prise," Senior Director of
Court Services Bob Germaine
said Friday.
Brooker announced his
decision after his naming his
Employee of the Year.
Brooker, 61, is responsible
for implementing Teen Court
and operating the No. 1-rated
jury system in the state,
Germaine said.


RIDE
Continued from 1A
By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING Some people
don't ride their bicycles 24
hours all year.
A select few will ride 24
hours straight the third week-
end in February during the
ultracycling race BikeSebring
12-24 Hours.
Beginning at 6:30 a.m. Feb.
16, about 200 cyclists from
several nations will take to
Sebring International
Raceway in what amounts to
three distinct races.
There's the 12-hour race,
which is comprised by half
the field. The 24 hour has two
divisions.
In one, the riders will have
a go at pushing their bodies to
exhaustion, but they can take
some of the pressure off by
drafting off of others.
The other, the prestigious
competition, is a non-drafting
event, qualifying those hitting
the appropriate benchmark -
around 400 miles based on
age and sex for Race


"He's done a lot for the
county," Germaine said.
As of 4 p.m. Friday, the
Supervisor of Elections office
hadn't received any notices of
intent to seek the Clerk's seat,
but Pete Pollard, executive
director of Sebring's
Community Redevelopment
Agency, confirmed Friday he
would run again.
"It's an office I have been
interested in since before
Luke ran," Pollard said.
He lost to Brooker in the
2004 Republican primary.
Pollard has been with the
CRA since 1982. He served
three terms on the School
Board of Highlands County
from 1984-1986.
"I'm surprised he made the
announcement right before
Christmas," Pollard said. "I
do wish him well."
He said the Clerk's staff are
"good, knowledgeable" peo-
ple who would benefit from
"hands-on" leadership.


Across America.
While the six-year-old
endurance race draws com-
petitors from Germany,
England and most of the 50
states, local challengers are
few, but growing.
Handcyclist Keane West,
Lake Placid, completed two
12-hour races in 2004 and
2005, respectively. He'll ride
again in February, this time
going shooting to conquer the
24-hour race.,
"I like to challenge myself
beyond what I can usually
do," West said.
Usually, West can be found
on the back roads of
Highlands County on 30, 40
and sometimes 100-mile rides
churning out 18 mph ride
averages with his arms.
His 24 Hour goal: 300
miles.
A Sebring resident trans-
planted from Oklahoma rode
185'A miles in 2006. He'll join
12-24 Hour newcomer
Matthew Schult of Lake
Placid, in their respective
attempts to set records for
their age divisions.
"The only thing that's


Pollard will campaign on a
platform calling for a restruc-
turing of the internal audit
function and would replace
the senior director of business
services position with a certit-
fied public accountant in a
finance director position. -
"I don't feel the clerk's
office needs a director of
business affairs," he said.
In light of the now-one-
year-old library audit, he.
called for an internal audit
committee comprised of rep-
resentatives from each of the
constitutional offices.
'Doing so, Pollard said,
would make the auditors
"answerable to someone,"
instead of being "totally
autonomous," reporting to. the
Clerk only.
Senior Director of Business
Services Bob Jamison said
Brooker had been thinking
about retiring for some time,
though he believes the deci-
sion was made recently.


going to stop me from going
200 miles is my health, if I
crash or if the weather turns
really bad," Schult said. "The
course record is 175 and I'm
going to beat that."
He'll turn 21 a few weeks
before the race. That record
is for his age division, 20-24.
He's been seeking training
advice from Patrick High,
multiple Ironman Triathlon
finisher, and plans to ride 200
miles per week in the weeks
leading up to the race.
"It'll be fun to have some
local guys out there," said
Mark Andrews, one of the
original organizers of the race
that benefits Rotary Club of
Highlands County.
In its first year, the 12-24
Hours was only a 12-hour
race with a Tour of Highlands
County recreational ride
included. They were held in
2002, the 50th anniversary of
the 12 Hours of Sebring,
Andrews said.
*Including the tour was too
tedious, so it was replaced by
the 24-hour race.
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REGISTER TO VOTE!!! NOW!!!
THE VOTER REGISTRATION BOOKS IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY
WILL CLOSE ON DECEMBER 31, 2007 AT 5:00 PM, FOR THE
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD
ON JANUARY 29, 2008. IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR THE
FIRST TIME OR YOU HAVE MOVED FROM ANOTHER STATE AND
HIGHLANDS COUNTY IS NOW YOUR LEGAL RESIDENCE, YOU
MUST REGISTER BY THE DECEMBER 31 ST DATE. IF YOU ARE
ALREADY A QUALIFIED REGISTERED VOTER IN THE STATE
OF FLORIDA AND YOU HAVE MOVED TO HIGHLANDS COUNTY
FROM ANOTHER COUNTY IN FLORIDA, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO
RE-REGISTER BEFORE THE DECEMBER 31ST DATE, HOWEVER,
YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS WITH THE SUPERVISOR
OF ELECTIONS OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID ANY
CONFUSION AT THE VOTING LOCATION.

VERY IMPORTANT: ADDRESS CHANGES
FLORIDA LAW NOW ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS
FOR VOTING PURPOSES BY PHONE (WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS).
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A REGISTERED VOTER IN HIGHLANDS
COUNTY AND HAVE MOVED WITHIN, THIS COUNTY AND HAVE NOT
CHANGED YOUR ADDRESS ON YOUR VOTER ID CARD, YOU MAY
CALL THIS OFFICE AND HAVE YOUR ADDRESS UPDATED BY
PHONE. IF YOU HAVE MOVED INTO THE COUNTY FROM ANOTHER
COUNTY YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS BY PHONE,
INSTEAD YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED FLORIDA VOTER
REGISTRATION APPLICATION THAT REFLECTS YOUR ADDRESS
CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE MOVED TO HIGHLANDS COUNTY FROM
ANOTHER STATE THEN YOU MUST RE-REGISTER ON A FLORIDA
VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION. (REMINDER: YOU MUST
VOTE IN THE PRECINCT IN WHICH YOU LIVE.)

PLEASE CALL (863) 402-6655 TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS
(IF YOU HAVE PHYSICALLY MOVED) OR REQUEST A VOTER
REGISTRATION APPLICATION BE SENT TO YOU. VOTER
REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
http://election.dos.state.fl.us. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE
POSTMARKED OR HAND-DELIVERED TO THE SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS OFFICE BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 31ST.

VERY IMPORTANT: SIGNATURE UPDATES
IF YOUR SIGNATURE HAS CHANGED SINCE YOU REGISTERED
TO VOTE, YOU MAY NEED TO PROVIDE A SIGNATURE UPDATE
TO THE ELECTIONS OFFICE. SIGNATURES ON PETITIONS
AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE ALWAYS CHECKED AGAINST
THE ORIGINAL VOTER REGISTRATION SIGNATURE, AND IT IS
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE VOTER TO BE SURE THE
SIGNATURE IS UPDATED WHEN IT CHANGES. IF YOU NEED
TO UPDATE YOUR SIGNATURE, SIMPLY CALL OUR OFFICE AT
863-402-6655 AND WE WILL SEND YOU A FORM FOR AN UPDATE,
OR YOU MAY COME INTO OUR OFFICE AT THE ADDRESS
LISTED BELOW AND WE WILL BE GLAD TO HELP YOU.

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If you are planning on purchasing a home in the near future
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If you're also not
sure about purchasing a home come anyway.

Thursday January 3, 2008 Home Buyers Seminar
Thursday January 10, 2008 Money Skills Seminar

Agri-Civic Center
4509 George Blvd.
Sebring, FL. 33870
Auditorium Room
Route 27 South of Sebring
5:30 p.m.
(Bring only a pencil and a smile)
In order to attend you must pre-register by calling 402-6648. You may leave a message on the answering machine: give your full
name (Whoever is going to be named on the deed must attend), and telephone number in case the date or place changes. No
Loans from SHIP can be provided unless you attend both seminars. The seminars will be held in classroom III to the back side
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Te invita a participar gratis de estos adiestramientos,
"Primeros Compradores" Y "Manejo de Dinero".
Estas classes se ofrecen sin costo alguno por
El Departamento de Housing del Condado de Highlands.
Solo traiga un 16piz y una sonrisa. Se proveeran refrigerios.
Proximos adiestramientos serin ofrecidos en:
Jueves Enero 10, 2008 Primeros Compradores
Jueves Enero 17, 2008 Manejo de Dinero
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Sebring, FL. 33870
Para participar de estos adiestramientos
debes registrarte Ilamando a:
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(863) 402-6940


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Notice is hereby given that the City of Sebring will hold an election on
March 11, 2008 to elect three Council members, Mayor and City Clerk.
This will be for a three-year term.

The qualifying period begins Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. and
ends Friday, January 18, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. To qualify, the candidate
must be legally qualified voter and a permanent resident of the City of
Sebring. Qualifying must be done at Sebring City Hall, 368 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. the precincts open on election day
are as follows:'

Precinct 7 Sebring Elks Lodge 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring
Precinct 8, 11S, 15S Sebring Recreation Club 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring
Precinct 9 Boys & Girls Club 111 Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Sebring
Precinct 10 Sebring Masonic Lodge 1809 Home Avenue, Sebring

Early voting for the City of Sebring will be from Wednesday, February
27, 2008 through March 7, 2008 (excluding Saturday and Sunday)
starting at 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office
located at 580 Commerce Avenue, Room 201A, Sebring, FL.

The voter registration books will close on February 11, 2008 at 5:00
p.m. If you have questions about voter registration, polling locations or
absentee ballots please call the Supervisor of Elections office at (863)
402-6655.

If your signature has changed since you registered to vote, you may
need to provide a signature update to the Elections office. Signatures on
petitions and absentee ballots are always checked against' the original
voter registration, signature, and it is the responsibility of the voter to be
sure the signature is updated when it changes. If you need to update
your signature, please call the Elections Office at (863) 402-6655 to
have a form sent to you.



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Owner's love of antique collectibles is

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By MATT MUPHYLinda W ebster specializes in Webster is particularly
matt.murphy@newssun.com proud of the plate and teacup
SEBRING .- Linda '* collection, and says that she's -
Webster had always been unique marquet chic especially fond of the pieces -
interested in collecting unique that aren't exactly perfect.
home accessory items. With lots of unique items for sale, in the decor of her store, "People have wrinkles, and
the recent opening of her new but the inventory will con- specifically her use of a piece old china sometimes has
business, Nesting Home and stantly be changing as she of roof. that was damaged in flaws," she said. "Some peo-
Garden Shop, she is now able finds new items. the 2004 hurricanes as part of ple collect antiques and that 4
to share her interest with cus- Nesting is open on the first Nesting's interior. want their hard-to-find pieces
tomers. and third Saturdays of each Webster estimates that perfect, but I think it's better
Webster calls her wide month, and Webster spends around 15 percent of her mer- if they're not."
array of collectibles "jun'que the other Saturdays traveling chandise is repurposed. It
marquet chic," and the store is around to find new items. would have been more, she Websted mercha's interest in bird-
divided into different sections "It gives me time to replen- said, but then she wouldn't relate merchasn waor the
filled with different items. ish the supplies," she said, "so have had time to actually of the t inspiration for the-
The front of the store features I always have a varying selec- open her business. Nesting. .
an assortment ranging from tion." "I said to myself, if I keep. wanted something y M MRPHY
hom and this Webster News-Sun photo by MATT MURPHY
desks and cabinets to plates Webster gets several of the doing projects, I won't ever homey and cozy, Webster Linda Webster, the owner of Nesting Home and Garden,
and other collectibles. The items in the store from estate, open the store," she said. said. "I have some bird items stands in front of her collection of what she calls "jun'que
back ,section is divided into sales, but oftentimes those Because so many of her and it just kind of fit." marquet chic." Webster just recently opened het store,
nautical, garden and outdoors items are much different after items are unique, Webster Webster hasn't worked in which sells a wide assortment of home collectibles.
sections, along with an addi- Webster works on them. For took the time to hand-write on retail "since high school," she
tional area for her large col- instance, an old sewing the price tags suggestions on said, but she has been waiting spread. Commercial Drive in Sebring.
election of plates and teacups. machine cabinet, was turned how to use each item. to run this business for three "Hopefully there are other It is open Mondays through
Webster wanted to keep her into a desk which is for sale, "It gives people ideas to do years. She's already had cus- people who feel that way," Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
items relatively inexpensive, and an old bird cage stand and things," Webster said of the tomers tell her that the area Webster said. "I really enjoy on the first and third
she said, and much of the washbowl was turned into a suggestions, which took up a needed a store of this nature, doing this." Saturdays of each month from
merchandise is priced at $10 birdbath. Webster's love of large part of her pre-opening and she's hopeful that the pos- Nesting Home and Garden 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more
and under. Not only are there repurposing can even be seen time. itive' sentiment will soon Shop is located at 4060 information, call 314-9633.


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Is there a


Santa Claus?

* From the Editorial Page of The New York Sun,
written by Francis P. Church, September 21, 1897.

We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the
communication below, expressing at the same time
our great gratification that its faithful author is num-
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"Dear Editor I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there is no Santa
Claus.
"Papa says, 'If you see it in The Sun, it's so.'
"Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
Virginia O'Hanlon
115 West Ninety-fifth Street

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have
been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age.
They do not believe except they see. They think that
nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their
little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be
men's or children's are little. In this great universe of
ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as
compared with the.boundless world about' him, as
measured by the intelligence capable'of grasping the
whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as
certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist,
and you know that they abound and give to your life
its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be
the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as
dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be
no child-like faith then, no poetry, no romance to
make tolerable this existence. We should have no
enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal
light with which childhood fills the world would be
extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not
believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire
men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to
catch Santa Claus, but even if.you did not see Santa
Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody
sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no
Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are
those that neither children nor men can see. Did you
ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not,
but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can
conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen
and unseeable in the world.
You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes
the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the
unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even
the united strength of all the strongest men that ever
lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love,
romance, can push aside that curtain and view and
picture the supeinal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all
real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing
else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives
forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten
times ten thousand years from now, he will continue
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The Christmas season of shopping


Hopefully by the time you
read this column on Sunday I
will have finished my
Christmas shopping. I say
"hopefully" because as I type
this, ,I haven't even started.
There are people who
would be panicking by now. I
am not. I plan to brave the
shops this Friday and
Saturday, so barring compli-
cations I will have my good-
ies safely stashed in my clut-
tered office closet and out of
the prying eyes of my family
by Sunday.
I am somewhat hampered
in my shopping by the lack
of communication from the
three men in my life: Don,
John and James. Thus far my
pleas for ideas from them for
items to put in their stock-
ings have been met with
nearly total silence. John did
tell me he wouldn't mind
money, but I want to do more
with his Christmas stocking
than stuff it with dollar bills
- even though that's a really
cool. visual.
The stores aren't a great
help in ideas. I went to Wal-
Mart recently (for some non-
Christmas shopping) and
judging from the displays I
saw, the items that are on
everyone's Christmas lists
are ... kitchen appliances.
I've seen this in the past,
but it was only this year that
it really started to bug me. I
mean, how many people do
YOU know ask for a cof-
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tion coffeemaker/iPod/dish-
washer loader it would be
cool enough to ask for.
Actually, I'd settle for the
dishwasher loader.
From what I've read, if
you were wondering what to
send Pete Bethune of New
Zealand for Christmas, you
might want to consider send-
ing him some of your body
fat. He is the captain of
Earthrace, which the article I
read' referred to as an "eco
boat."
The story, which I linked
to from The Drudge Report,
included pictures of the ship.
It's a bright silver vehicle
that would look quite at
home in an episode of Star
Trek.
But the important thing
about the boat isn't what it
looks like, it's what it runs
on. And the fuel it uses,
according to the article, is
human fat.
Bethune himself underwent
liposuction to create 100 ml
of biofuel for the boat. Two
other volunteers also had the.
procedure done and between
the three of them the
Earthrace has enough fuel to
travel about 15 kilometers.
The plan is to attempt to
break the current round the
world powerboat speed
record, which currently
stands at 75 days. The


powerboat will leave
Valencia on March 1 and
attempt to circumnavigate the
globe.
All this is being done to
promote "awareness of the
environment" and promote
the use of biodiesel instead
of petroleum diesel. Bethune
and his wife is taking this
very seriously, mortgaging
their house and selling every-
thing they own to fund the
project. They are still search-
ing for sponsors. And proba-
bly more fat donations, since
15 kilometers is a long way
from getting all the way
around the world.
If you don't' want to give
fat for Christmas, how about
a medical gift card?
According to another article.
on The'Drudge Report, Visa
is issuing medical gift cards
for people to,use for their
prescriptions, doctors' visits
or even elective surgery.
The cards must be pur-
chased online or over the
phone, and you can only put
a maximum of $5,000 on a
card. But some see this as the
perfect item for the person
who has everything.
Me, I have enough fat and
medical tare, so I don't want
either as a present. But if
someone wants to give me a
dishwasher loader, I won't
say no.

Laura Ware is a Sebring resi-
dent. She can be contacted by e-
mail at bookwormlady@
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Pension funds
Editor:
Mr. Chairman:
I have missed a number of
commission sessions, but I
do read the papers and watch
TV for news of local and
state issues. One of them is
the issue of state officials
using pension funds for
questionable investments. A
short time before Enron went
under along with $7 trillion
of the national market, the
state administration bought
$300 million of Enron stock
'with pension funds of the
teachers retirement fund and
$300 million from the fire-
men and police funds. They
became worthless. Nothing
happened, it was just a blip
on the assets and liability
charts.
Just recently, it came to
light that that administration
had also bought risky stock
with other portfolio funds
that affected local govern-
ments. When a rush to with-
draw half of those portfolio
funds occurred, the state
closed those funds to pre-
clude further erosion of that
portfolio. As I understand it.
Mr. Stepanovich, a signifi-
cant member of that commit-
tee, has resigned. The ques-
tion remains: Who will be
held accountable for making
those risky investments?
Six hundred million dol-
lars does not sound like a lot
of money when the pension
funds have billions of dol-
lars, but $600 million is a lot
of money when tens of thori
sands of teachers, firemen
and policemen paid into
those pensions for 40 years
or more, especially in light
of the fact the FEA had to go
to court to acquire an inde-
pendent pension fund. Some
favored people made money,
re: commissions, for those'
transactions. How many
more billions of dollars has
the state squandered?
The same holds true for
the pensions and other funds
this county has in that state
portfolio. Will you ask the
League of Counties to seek
redress to regain the funds
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you lost? The suggestion that
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able. If you recall, it was
barely 10 years ago that you
brought in someone to clean
up the mess previous direc-
tors had left of that landfall
operation. It is now a money
making operation which this
commission has used to fund
other projects. It should not,
become a victim of this scan-
dal.
The same question people
are asking the state govern-
ment is one I ask of this local
government: What happened
to all those extra tax receipts
you collected these last three
years? How can you have
such a deficit this year and
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lost the trust of the American
people. Will the Highlands
County government lose our
trust? Do you have any ques-
tions or comments?
Gabriel Read
Avon Park

Hometown Democracy
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Fed Ex helps Ridge Area Arc for Christmas


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Every
year the employees of Fed Ex
from the Lake Wales Station
adopt a non-profit organiza-
tion to be the recipient of
their generous Christmas spir-
it.
They don't want anyone,
child or adult, to have nothing
under the Christmas Tree.
This year 14 of Ridge Area
Arc's group home residents,
and three supported living
consumers were the benefici-
aries of this Christmas giving.
These individuals have no
family members to give them
gifts. Fed Ex employees
Laurie Green and Marie
Torres co-chair this project.
Employees pick a name with
the wish list, purchase the
items, and wrap them.
Santa sent Hilton Dixon,
Fed Ex senior manager, and
Gerald Smith and Ivan Ellin,
both managers, to Arc with
the gifts. The elves at Arc will
see the gifts will be under the


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As we Celebrate the Season of Peace Let us Live the
Harmony that Peacefulness Brings For our Families and
our Neighborhoods Throughout the New Year.


Courtesy photo
Fed Ex mangers Gerald Smith and Ivan Ellin and Hilton
Dixon, senior manager, deliver gifts for Arc consumers to
make a very merry Christmas.


tree for Christmas.
First Housing of Florida in
Tampa heard about the Fed Ex
project, and sent some gifts
with the Fed Ex sleigh for the
Arc consumers. Thanks to the
caring and generosity of these
individuals, 17 people will be
having a Very Merry
Christmas.


Ridge Area Arc, located at
120 W. College Drive, Avon
Park, is a non-profit charita-
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viding a continuum of servic-
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solicitations from retailers, you can either
call their toll-free numbers or send in the
mailing label containing your address and ask
to be removed from their mailing lists.
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in your care from marketing lists, and precau-
tions for preventing identity theft.
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about opening unsolicited emails and never
open attachments or click on links unless you
know the source.
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is up-to-date. Ensure your kids' understand
these dangers as well.
These precautions may be a minor pain,
but they're well worth the effort for the peace
and quiet they bring.

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the readers that the names listed
below reflect those who have been
charged with a crime, but they are all
innocent until proven guilty by a court
of law. If anyone listed here is acquit-
ted or has charges dropped, they can
bring in proof of such decision or mail
a copy to the paper and the News-Sun
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South, Sebring, FL 33870.

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on
Wednesday, Dec. 19:
Lenford George Chambers, 36,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for resist-
ing officer, obstruction without vio-
lence; tampering, fabricating or
destroying physical evidence; posses-
sion of synthetic narcotic with intent
to sell, manufacture or deliver within
1,000 feet of place of worship or busi-
ness, Schedule VII; and possession of
narcotic equipment and/or use.
Jenny Juana Gomez, 53, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for larceny,
petit, first offense.
Bart Collins Graham, 47, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for failure to
appear for pre-payment failure regard-
ing resisting officer without violence.
Ronald Hache, 55, of Sebring,
was committed for driving while
license 'suspended or revoked, first
offense; and operating motorcycle
without license. '
Robert Eugene Hennegar, 39, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for two counts
of contempt of court, violation injunc-
tion protection domestic violence.
Joshua Hillman, 55, of Lake
Placid,, awaiting trial for failure to
appear for resisting arrest without vio-
lence. :
Ferris Jackson, 45, of Avon
Park, was committed for possession
of narcotic equipment and/or use; and
possession of marijuana, not more,
than 20 grams.
Eddie Ray Locklear, 19, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for probation vio-
lation, misdemeanor or community
control, warrant for petit theft.
Douglas Eugene McCarty, 39, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession
of marijuana, not more than 20 grams;
and possession of cocaine.
Kenneth Raymond Meyers, 49,
of Orlando, awaiting trial for failure to
appear for knowingly driving while
license suspended or revoked.
Jose Isabel Oliver, 34, of Avon
Park, was. held for Immigration
Naturalization Services for municipal
ordinance violation.
Doloris Looney Penski, 64, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for domes-
tic violence or aggravated battery, per-
son using deadly weapon.
Rachelle Lynn Pruneau, 19, of
Sebring, was registeredd as a convicted
felon.
K0* K'evlihLeroy Rice, 36, of 302
County Road 1240 in Fairfield, Texas,
was charged with probation violation,
felony or community control for failing


to registered as a sexual offender.
Tekeia Shina Taylor, 22, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for battery.
touch or strike; and hit and run, leav-
ing scene of crash involving damage
to property.
Jesus Castellanos Vigil, 39, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for operat-
ing motor vehicle without valid
license.
Thurlow Freddie Wilkins, 29, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for resisting
officer with violence; and battery on
officer, firefighter, E.M.T., etc.
Melissa Diane Woodrum, 36, of
Wauchula, awaiting trial for driving
while license suspended, first offense;
two counts of possession of con-
trolled substance without prescrip-
tion; and possession of narcotic
equipment and/or use.

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on
Tuesday, Dec. 18:
Mohammad Maged Abdel-Majid,
24, of Plant City, was charged with
driving while license suspended, first
offense.
Jason Roulier Albright, 35, of
Boynton Beach, awaiting trial for
Columbia County warrant for alcohol
consumption on unlicensed.
Cleveland Baker, 55, of
Okeechobee, awaiting trial, probation
violation, felony or community con-
trol, recommitted for driving while
license suspended or revoked.
Ricardo Bautista, 19, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for larceny or retail theft.
Donnie Bowens, 34, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for failure to appear for
partial payment program on battery.
Deborah Lee Bowers-
Drummond, 45, of Sebring, awaiting
trial for two counts of possession of
narcotic equipment and/or use; and
two counts of possession of cocaine.
Sharanita Ywanna Bryant, 24, of
Lake Placid, was charged with proba-
tion violation, felony or community
control for possession of cocaine; and
awaiting trial for failure to appear for
domestic violence or battery.
Vincent Van Bryson, 23, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic
violence or battery, touch or strike.
Alexandria Michelle Cusato, 18,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for larceny or
retail theft.
Melvin Daniels Sr., 46, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for trespassing,
failing to leave property upon order by
owner.
Jessie James Ebey III, 30, of
Lynnhaven, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, second offense; and driving
while license suspended, first offense.
Anna Marie Erberfeld, 22, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic
violence or battery, touch or strike.
Baldemar Salazar Estrada. 25, of
Sebring, held for Immigration
Naturalization Services for municipal
ordinance violation.
Stephen Foster Gist Jr., 18, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for posses-


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sion of narcotic equipment and/or use;
and possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams.
George Michael Grant, 20, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession
of marijuana, not more than 20 grams.
Edward Robert Harris, 62, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for contempt of
court, violation injunction protection
domestic violence.
Johnnie B. Johnson, 23, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for battery, touch
or strike.
Joseph Kelly, 53, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for failure to appear for
violation of injunction against domes-
tic violence or battery.
Tracy Lynn Kelly, 33, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for failing to notify
HSMV of change of address; driving
while license suspended, first offense.
Alejandro J. .Labrador, 20, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for domes-
tic violence or battery, touch or strike.
Marvin Lamonte Lawton, 31, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for domestic
violence or battery, touch or strike;
and recommitted for probation viola-
tion, misdemeanor, or community con-
trol for trespassing.
Hector Luis Melendez, 42, of
Davenport, was registered as a con-
victed felon.
Brandy Anthony Miller, 23, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.
Jerron Mario Moffitt, 19, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.
Anthony Gernard Moore, 25, of
Lake Placid, was registered as a con-
victed felon.
Horacio Cantu Morales Jr., 18.
of Port Charlotte, was charged with
probation violation, misdemeanor or
community control for knowingly driv-
ing while "license suspended or
revoked.
Julius Pringle, 56, of Sarasota,
awaiting trial for contempt of court,
child support.
.Gary W. Race, 29, of Sebring,
was registered as a convicted felon.
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Edward Luis Robinson, 48, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession
of narcotic equipment and/or use; and
possession of cocaine.
Mark Harley Rosebrook, 32, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driving
while license suspended, first offense.
Anthony Nick Russo, 47, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.
Julie Christie Vigil, 33, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession
of narcotic equipment and/or use; and
possession of cocaine.
John Charles Young, 41, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on
Monday, Dec. 17:
Timothy DeWayne Anderson, 27,
of Avon Park, was recommitted for driv-
ing while license suspended, habitual
offender.
Steven Lindsey Davidson, 24, of
Sebring, was charged with probation
violation, felony or community control
for possession of cocaine.
Jamalon Boya Davis, 36, of
Sebring, was recommitted for selling
marijuana within 1,000 feet of specified
area, Schedule I.
Johnny Delgado, 44, of Sebring,
was registered as a convicted felon.
Jennifer Judith Ezell, 20, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.
Craig Rashard Henderson, 49, of
Sebring, was charged with probation,
misdemeanor or community control for
knowingly driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
Andre John Horsham, 44, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for possession of
controlled substance without prescrip-
tion.
Clinton Ray Howard, 24, of Zolfo
Springs, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, touch or strike, different
address.
* Christopher Lee James, 25, of 925
Doyal Street in Avon Park, was regis-
tered as a sexual predator.
Marline .ie tei- Joseph, 22, of
Sebring, was charged with probation


violation, felony or community control
for petit theft.
Robin Milan Keevis, 37, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or assault, intent threat to do vio-
lence.
Joel Leguatle, 24, of Sorrento, was
held for Immigration Naturalization
Services for municipal ordinance viola-
tion.
Leticia Mendez Lopez, 22, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for driving while
license suspended, first offense.
Andrea Lynn Malcolm, 20, of
Stuart, was recommitted for with larce-
ny, petit, first offense.
Donald Ralph Pearce, 54, of Lake
Placid, was charged with probation vio-
lation, misdemeanor or community con-
trol for resisting arrest without violence,
pre-trial release.
Chrislyn Whitney Pough, 19, of
Avon Park, was recommitted for driving
while license suspended, first offense.
Chad Everett Rhymes, 28, of Lake
Placid, was registered as a convicted
felon.
Ronald Benton Segura Jr., 36, of
Frostproof, awaiting trial for possession
of methamphetamine; tampering, fabri-
cating or destroying physical evidence;
and registered as a convicted felon.
Clint Ashton Tomlinson, 26, of
Lake Placid, was recommitted for bat-
tery, touch or strike.
Kelli Lee Winegard, 23, of Alturas,
awaiting trial for possession of metham-
phetamine; and possession of narcotic
equipment and/or use.

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on
Sunday, Dec. 16:
Billy Joe Calhoun, 25, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for domestic violence or
battery, touch or strike.
0, Cody Lewis Carrion, 23, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, causing bodily harm.
Jose Gerardo Cartagena, 25, of
Frostproof, awaiting trial for operating
motor vehicle without valid license.
Franklin Roblero CiFuentes, 23, of
Lake Placid, was charged on a municipal
ordinance violation.
Sam Edward Coatney, 25, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for resisting offi-
cer, obstruction without violence; and
damaging property, criminal mischief.
Lazaro Guzman, 21, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, causing bodily harm.
Roberto Guzman, 24, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, causing bodily harm.
Billy Ray Kelley, 46, of Gainesville,
awaiting trial for probation violation,
felony or community control for domes-
tic violence or battery.
Antonio Molina, 49, of Sebring,
awaiting trial-for domestic violence or
battery, causing bodily harm.
Javier Ortiz Perez, 32, Lake Placid,
awaiting trial for domestic violence or
battery,'causing bodily harm.


Clyde Clay Pough, 58, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for driving while
license suspended, first offense; and
false identification given to law enforce-
ment officer.
Joshua Henry Stout, 23, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession of
narcotic equipment and/or use; posses-
sion of cocaine; Delaware State warrant
for vehicular manslaughter, recklessly
causing death.
Dawn Guertin White, 37, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for hit and run, leav-
ing scene of crash involving damage to
property; refusing to submit to driving
under the influence of alcohol or drugs
test after license suspended; and DUI.

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on
Saturday, Dec. 15:
Adam Charles Bracy, 31, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, touch or strike.
Richard William Bracy, 28, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, touch or strike.
Andrew Marcus Carr, 18, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for resisting offi-
cer with violence; and bribing public ser-
vant.
Mark Allan Denison, 42, of Lorida,
awaiting trial for driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs.
Douglas Mason Frith, 46, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for failure to appear,
warrant for driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
William Clay Gardner, 43, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, causing bodily harm;
and battery, touch or strike.
Victor Lee Johnson, 38, of
Lakeland, awaiting trial for Polk County
warrant for driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
Charles Edward Jones, 43, of Lake
Placid, was registered as a convicted
felon.
Margarito Miranda Monroy, 26, of
Avon Park, was charged on a municipal
ordinance violation.
Leon McNeil Roberts, 39, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.
Lui Tica Scarborough, 35, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for driving while
license suspended, third or subsequent
offense; and driving'under the influence
of alcohol or drugs, first offense.
Emilio Ruiz Utrera, 35, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for hit and run, failing
to stop or remain at crash involving
injury; operating motor vehicle without
valid license; and driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs and damaging
property.
Dennis Osceola Whitaker, 25, of
Okeechobee, was charged with proba-
tion violation, felony or community con-
trol for possession of cannabis; posses-
sion of methamphetamine; and posses-
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The News-Sun www.newssun.com


Community Calendar


The Community Calendar pro-
vides a brief listing of local
clubs and organizations who
meet on a regular basis. It is
the responsibility of the group
to update the News-Sun on any
changes in this listing by calling
385-6155, ext. 516; send any
changes by e-mail to
editor@newssun.com; or mail
them to News-Sun Community
Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring, FL 33870.

TODAY
American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music Is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
American Legion Post 74 is
open from 1-9 p.m. Pizza and
hot dogs served daily. Happy
hour all day. Members and
guests only. Call 471-1448.
AmVets Post 21, serve 12
ounce New York strip steak din-
ner from 4-6 p.m. on fourth
Sunday at 2029 U.S. 27 S.
Cost is $7.50. For details, call
385-0234.
Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
Highlands Shrine Club, on
State Road 17, Avon Park, has
country western bluegrass
music from 2-4 p.m. until the
last of March. Refreshments
available. For more information,
call 471-2288.
Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and qualified
guests only.
Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second
floor conference room No. 3 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 385-4277. No dues,'
fees or weigh-ins. 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. Call 385-8902.

MONDAY
Alcoholics Anonymous


meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun
'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 314-0891.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* Alzhelmer'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.
* American Legion Post 74
open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pizza
and hot dogs served daily.
Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call
471-1448.
* Boy Scout Troop 482 meets
7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake
Placid.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at 6:30
p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east. of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers@earthlink.net.
* Diabetes Support Group
meets 1-2:30 p.m. (except holi-
days) second and fourth
Monday at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center, 4005
Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring,
second floor, conference room
3. For details, call 402-0177
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week-
days.
* Garden Club of Sebring
meets noon, fourth Monday,
Sebring Civic Center.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets the
second and fourth Monday at
the Sebring Country Estates
Civic Association clubhouse,
3240 Grand Prix Drive (down
>the street from Wal-Mart).
Dancing will be held every
month until April 2008. Classes
are being started now in the
Sebring and Lake Placid area.
For more information, call Sam
Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the
Web site at www.samdun.net.


* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County Concert
Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every
Monday at Sebring High School
band room. Experienced musi-
cians are welcome. Vic
Anderson and Colorado
Paniagua conducting. Call 314-
8877.
! Highlands County
Democratic Executive
Committee meets 7 p.m. fourth
Monday in the Democratic
Party Headquarters, 4216
Sebring Parkway, Sebring. For
details, call 699-6052.
* Highlands County Rotary
Club meets at 6 p.m. at
Charlie's Restaurant,
Commerce Street, Sebring.
* 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 Sertoma Club
meets noon, Takis Family
Restaurant, Sebring.
* Lake Placid American
Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m.,
Legion hall.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served from
5-7 p.m. Live music is from 4-7
p.m. Darts is at 7 p.m. with sign
up at 6:30 p.m. It is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays,
cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me
Alanon Group meets from
10:30 a.m. to noon every
Monday at Heartland Christian
Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South,
Sebring. For details about
Alanon, a self-help group for
families and friends of alco-
holics, call 385-5714.


* National Association for
the Advancement of the
Colored People, Highlands
County Branch meets 7:30
p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park.
* Orchid Society of
Highlands County meets 7
p.m. on the fourth Monday at
the Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, 4509 George Blvd.,
Sebring. Call Ed Fabik at 465-
2830 for details.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and
fourth Mondaysin Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. No meetings from end of
May to October. For details,
call 465-4888.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m. For
details, call Darrell Peer at 385-
0107.
* Sebring AARP meets 1:30
p.m., The Palms, Pine Street,
Sebring.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has pizza and darts at 7:30
p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call 471-
3557.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
plays Texas Hold 'em at 7 p.m.
the second and fourth Monday
at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef
franks and Italian sausages
from 1 p.m. to closing. For
details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays shuffleboard scrambles
at 1:15 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a name,
number and message.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 632, Sebring
meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at the First Baptist
Church of Lake Josephine,
Sebring. For details, call Jean
Ottoway at 655-3673 or
Barbara Mason at 465-0132.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300
meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For more details,
call 699-5444.,


TUESDAY
* 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.
* 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty
Darmer, 465-2272, for details.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has shuf-
fleboard and euchre, both at 1
p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-
7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pizza
and hot dogs served daily..
Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call
471-1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members and
guests. For details, call 385-
0234.
* Audubon meets fourth
Tuesday of each month.
Contact
jeankwarren@yahoo.com or
call 840-3075.
* 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.
* Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu
Sigma Chapter of Avon Park,
meets the second and fourth
Tuesday each month in the
members home. For further
details contact President
Miriam Rice at 453-7432.
* Busy Bee Craft Club meets
9-11 a.m.;,Fairway Pines, Sun
'N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring..
Everyone is welcome. For more
details, call 382-8431.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
has a square dance plus work-
shop from 3-4:30 p.m. at
Buttonwood Bay Mobile Home
Park Recreation Hall, 10001
U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Caller
is Joy Teagle. 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. Calling 453-3345,
ext. 106.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday at
Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Heartland Avian Society
meets at 7:30 p.m. fourth
Tuesday at SunTrust Bank, 126
W. Center Ave., Sebring.
Society sponsors a yearly bird
show in January. Periodic semi-
nars are offered featuring guest
speakers. Funds raised are
used to support scientific
research benefitting birds and
further education for veterinari-
an students. Call 465-9358 or
465-5558.
* The Heartland Harmonizers
Barbershop Chorus meets
from 7-9 p.m. in the Sebring
High School Chorus Room,
Sebring. All men who enjoy
singing are invited.
* Heartland Symphony
Orchestra rehearsals
Tuesday 5-7 p.m. in Room 34
of Avon Park SFCC auditorium.
New mernbers welcome. Call
638-7231.
* Highlands County Quilt
Guild meets first and third
Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, Sebring. Call 314-0557
for meeting times
* Knights of Columbus
Council 5441 meets 8 p.m.
every second and fourth
Tuesday at Knights of
Columbus Hall, 900 U.S.: 27 N.,
Sebring. Call 385-0987.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Happy hour is
from 2-5 p.m. It meets at 8 p.m.
second and fourth Tuesdays.
The ladies board meeting is at
7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday. The
lodge is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
Lake Placid Jaycees meets
7:30 p.m., Jaxson's. Board
meeting, .6:30 p.m. Call Joe ,
Collins, 655-5545, for details.


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Tommy Brandt Band
in concert today
SEBRING The Tommy
Brandt Band, (Nashville
recording artist, 2006 ICM
Male Vocalist of the Year) in
concert at 4 p.m. today at the
Sebring Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Avenue, down-
town behind police station. It
will be a fun afternoon with
prizes.
For information, call 382-
4684.

First United Methodist
hosts blood drive
, SEBRING First United
Methodist Church, off Pine
Street, ill host a community
blood drive for Florida's
Blood Center Highlands, the
sole provider of blood to
Highlands County hospitals,
on Today.
Blood donors are needed to
ensure adequate blood supply
exists for the holiday.
All donors will receive a
$10 Publix gift card. Free
blood pressure, iron and cho-
lesterol check will be given
with each donation. For eligi-
bility information, log on to
www.floridasbloodcenters.org

VFW 3880 events
LAKE PLACID The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
3880 in Lake Placid will host
the following events this
week:
Today Hamburgers will
be served 4:30-6 p.m.
Tuesday Christmas
snacks 4 p.m.
Thursday Lodge open.
Friday Steak by the
ounce 5:30-7 p.m. Live


music.
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2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30 -
Hamburgers 4:30-6 p.m.

LP Moose events
LAKE PLACID'- The
Lake Placid Moose in Lake
Placid will host the following
events this week:
Today Pavilion open.
B&B dinner 4 p.m. Karaoke
by Gary and Shirley 3:30-
7:30 p.m.
Monday Lodge open 11
a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday Merry
Christmas!
Wednesday WOTM busi-
ness meeting 7 p.m.
Spaghetti dinner 6 p.m. Live
music by the Fireman.
Thursday Burgers, jumbo
hot-dogs and fries at 6 p.m.
Music with Franke 5:30-9:30
p.m'.
Friday Wings, burgers
and fish at 6 p.m. Music by
Bob Weed 7-11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29 -
Pavilion open. 12-ounce
steak dinner 6 p.m. Music by
Bud Followell 7-11 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30 Pavilion
open. B&B dinner 4 p.m.
Music by Gary and Shirley
3:30-7:30 p.m.

Legion Post 74 events
SEBRING The
American Legion Post 74 in
Sebring will host the follow-
ing events this week:
Today Open 1-9 p.m.
Pizza and hot-dogs daily.
Happy Hour all day.
Monday Post open 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. Pizza and hot-
dogs served daily. Happy
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U.S. Army vet Bob Ferry loads up his plate at the
Sebring Elks' annual Christmas dinner for veterans
Friday evening as Chris Mallet gives him a hand. The
Elks served up platters of barbecued chicken and ribs,
green beans, red potatoes, Italian sausage, lasagna and a
full salad bar. Members of the U.S. Military Motorcycle
Club were on hand to help veterans on the buffet line,
and act as Santa's helpers. "Mean Gene" Rhoades
proved to be a jolly St. Nick. Among many gifts were cro-
cheted lap rugs, hand made by the woman's auxiliary at
Tanglewood.


Tuesday Post opens at 1
p.m. Pizza and hot-dogs
served daily. Happy Hour 4-6
p.m.
Wednesday Open 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Pizza and hot-dogs
daily. Draft for 75 cents all
day. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Thursday Post open 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. Pizza and hot-
dogs served daily. Happy


Hour 4-6 p.m.
Friday -.Open 11 a.m. to 9
p.m. No bingo. Karaoke with
Mega Sound from 7-9 p.m..
Barbecue wings to order.
Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29 Open
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Karaoke
with Phil from 7-9 p.m.
Happy Hour 4-6 p.m: Pizza
and hot-dogs available.


Call 471-1448 for details.

Sebring Eagles events
SEBRING The Sebring
Eagles Aerie 4240 will host
the following events this
week:
Tuesday Christmas, bring
a dish to pass from 5-7 p.m.
Silent Santa, bring a $10 gift
to share.
Wednesday Jenn's choice
will be served 5-7 p.m. Aerie
meets 7 p.m.
Thursday Burger and
fries will be served by Harold
from 5-7 p.m. Music by Bil-
Di's Karaoke to follow.
Friday Tom's Chicken or
fish basket, new shrimp bas-
kets will be served 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29 -
Chuck's stuffed pork chops
will be served 5-7 p.m.
Music by David Copper to
follow.
Monday, Dec. 31 New
Year's Eve Party with Music
by Lora Patton 8 p.m. to mid-
night and dinner.
Dues must be paid by
Monday, Dec. 31. For details
call 655-4007.

VFW 9853 dinner
AVON PARK The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 in Avon Park will
serve a spaghetti dinner from
4-6 p.m. on Friday for a $6
donation. For details, call
,452-9853.

New Year's Eve dance
AVON PARK A New
Year's Eve dance will be held
at Reflections on Silver Lake,
Monday, Dec. 31 from 8:30-
12:30 p.m. The Z Street Duo
will be playing it all, country,


jazz, pop, big band, etc. Join
us for a fun evening, BYOB
and snacks, party favors pro-
vided, champagne served at
midnight. Tickets $15 per
person, call 452-5037 for
more info.

Bluegrass Travelers to
perform Dec. 30
SEBRING The
Bluegrass Travelers will per-
form at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Avenue (behind
the police station) at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30. Cost: $1
charge at door. Free will
offering for band.

VFW New Year's party
AVON PARK The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 in Avon Park will
host a New Year's Eve party
on Monday, Dec. 31. Cost is
$15 per person which
includes a prime rib dinner
from 6-7:30 p.m., with Bud
Followell entertaining.
Tickets on sale at post now.
Must have reservations to
guarantee; call 452-9853.

Lake Placid Moose
New Year's party
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose is hosting
New Year's Eve party at the
Moose Lodge Monday, Dec.
31. Music by Saxman and
Posse. Tickets $40 per per-
son, $75 per couple includes
prime rib dinner, open bar at
8 p.m., party favors, cham-
pagne, breakfast after mid-
night. Purchase your tickets
early for best seating.call
655-4007.


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Consider
Jan Merop

Identifying

with humble

beginnings

There's a saying that
says not to despise small
beginnings.
How often a great com-
poser, author, architect or
carpenter starts out with
something simple. Then
note by note, thought by
thought, design by design,
step by step they move
from their humble begin-
nings to more impressive
creations.
It is not always easy to
identify with humble
beginnings. Can we really
imagine a child who is
God incarnate being born
in a smelly stable? Can we
connect with the riches of
, heaven being laid aside for
a bed of hay and the
dependent state of infancy?
How do we identify
with such a One?
There's a Christmas
carol that has been handed
down from the time when
slaves still worked the
land. From sunup to sun-
down, these laborers toiled
in..the hot sun. They often
communicated in the fields
with one another through
song.- Slaves born on
Southern plantations com-
bined the musical heritage
of Africa with the music of
the land where they were
born. And Christmas was
especially dear to them
because it was one of the
.few days they could rest.,
As they imagined Jesus
born in a stable without
anyone knowing who he
really was they could
identify. Deep within each
of them as in us was
the knowledge that they
had potential. However, it
wouldn't be realized. The
slaves knew what it was
not to be known for who
they really were.
The Bible says in John
1: 10- 1, NKJV, "He was in
the world, and the world
was made through Him,
and the world did not know
Him. He came td His own,
and His own did not
receive Him."
And so, "Sweet Little
Jesus Boy" resonated
deeply in the heart of the
slaves. In this sin-distorted
world, they had been treat-
ed mean and so had Jesus,
The verses paint the
picture of Christ's life and
example and his purpose in
dying and rising again.
And in the haunting sounds
of this Negro spiritual -
renewed hope is born in
the direst of circumstances
hope that is eternal.
So the question remains
today. How do we identify
with such a One?
We need not worry. It is
he who came to identify
himself with us taking on
humanity; yet without sin,
while becoming sin for us
all. John 10:12 continues
by saying, "But as many as
received Him, to them He
gave the'right to become
children of God, to those
who believe in His name."
To identify with Jesus
takes another kind of hum-
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Art League to honor Weis


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The public is invit-
ed to a-reception in honor of artist
Louise M. Weis from 5-8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 4. The reception will be
held at Highlands Art League's
Yellow House, 1989 Lakeview
Drive.
When Weis was growing up in
Wisconsin she was fascinated by all
the beautiful colors of autumn and
could always be found with a pencil
and drawing pad in hand. When she
was 12 years old, her family moved
to Alaska and she experienced a
totally different environment that
inspired her to further develop her
artistic talent.
Exposed to the artistic community
there, Weis enrolled in most all the
art classes that were offered in
school and at the local college. She
completed her first painting in the
eighth grade and has been painting
ever since.
Weis served as president and show


chairman of the Ketchikan Art
Guild, taught painting and drawing
classes at the University of Alaska
Southeast in Ketchikan, and also
taught painting classes in her per-
sonal studio. She is presently a
member of Highlands Art League.
She moved to Wauchula in 1978
and shortly after started teaching
classes in her studio, then in her
shop, which she opened in 1985 in
downtown Wauchula. Living on a
ranch near Wauchula, she has had
ample opportunity to observe cattle
and horses in action along with birds
and animals in their natural habitat.
She also enjoyed studying, the many
varieties of native plants.
Weis has won numerous awards
and has been a judge for fairs and
competitions across the state. Her
works are mainly in acrylics, oils
and china painting but she has dab-
bled in many other mediums and
crafts. Weis, along with her fellow
artist Oneida, have painted two large


Courtesy art
Artist Louise M. Weis, whose work will be available at the Highlands Art League's Yellow House Gallery/gift-
shop through Jan. 28, will be the guest of honor at a reception at the Yellow House from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan.
4.


murals in Hardee County, and has
two more in the works to be started
soon.
She has donated many of her


paintings and prints to local chari-
ties. In the last two years two of her
prints donated to the American
Cancer Society brought in more than


$8,000 for the Relay for Life .
Weis' work will be for sale at
Highlands Art League's Yellow
House until Jan. 28.


3 Sebring residents win national recipe awards


Special to the News-Sun
Jotting down a recipe to share with a
friend or family member is a common
occurrence, but having your own recipe
selected by a panel of professional home
economists and published in a new fami-
ly cookbook is something very exciting.
Janet Bauer, Susan Kingston and
Lucille Newman, all of Sebring, entered
their recipes and learned how they were
hand-chosen from thousands of entries as
contest winners.
The recipes and photos of the dishes
each occupy a full page in' the all-new
2008 Wal-Mart Family Cookbook, now
available at Wal-Mart stores.
Bauer remembers enjoying her
tummy-warming "Slow Simmered Potato
Soup" on snowy days when she lived in
the Midwest. Kingston recalls her moth--
er making "Apple Spice Cake" for fami-
ly gatherings and special occasions.
Newman always remembers her
"Grandma, Jones' Molasses Cookies"
being part of her family for everyday or
special occasions.


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Every recipe entry was tested (and
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The easy-to-use cookbook is in full
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The finish line is in sight, and Larry Sharpe has run a good race



The finish line is in sight, and Larry Sharpe has run a good race


News
From The
MfJinfamhld


Larry Sharpe
will retire on
Jan. 3. Larry has
served as the
NRCS District
Conservationist
assigned to assist
the Highlands
Soil and Water
Conservation
District for the
past 23 years.


WI lIemneU Many produc-
Corine Burgess ers and land
owners have ben-
efited from Larry's hard work and
efforts. He says that his goal has
always been to serve the public. He
doesn't consider himself a political
person even though he is an
employee of the federal govern-
ment. Helping individuals that ask
for assistance and looking out for
their interests is what Larry's mis-
sion has been while serving as
District Conservationist. He
believes the individual's needs are
important and while the government
is his bread and butter, it's the little
guy who gets the majority of his
attention.


Originally from Polk County,
Larry graduated from the University
of South Florida with a major in
zoology. At that time, Larry w.as
seriously considering environmental
law and went to law school for one
and a half years at night while
working during the day. Then a
choice was offered to him: either
enlist or be drafted. Therefore,
Larry joined the Air Force. He
already had a pilot's license and
went to pilot training vxhile serving
in the armed forces.
After serving his country, Larry
returned to Lake County where his
family owned a ranch. He saw an
advertisement with the Soil
Conservation Service (now called
the Natural Resource Conservation
Service). Unfortunately, there were
no vacancies in his area. However,
while he was looking for a job, his
family decided to sell the ranch and
move to the Panhandle. Larry
moved with them and got a position
teaching school. The pay was very
low and he decided to look for a
position with better pay. It was at
that time that Larry found a position
with the Soil Conservation Service


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Courtesy photo
Larry Sharpe has worked with the
Highlands Soil and Water
Conservation District for the past
23 years.



in Alabama.
He secured the position as a Soil
Conservation Technician and was


promoted after six months to Soil
Conservationist. The opportunity
came to him to transfer to
Limestone County in Northern
Alabama, a place he described as
"the coldest spot in Alabama." He
decided to move to sunny Florida
instead and took a position in
Tavares in Lake County, his old
stompin' grounds.
Larry served as Soil
Conservationist there for one and a
half years when a position for
District Conservationist opened up
in Okeechobee County. He applied
and got the position.
Four years later, a District
Conservationist position opened up
in Sebring and the rest, as they say,
is history. Larry has served
Highlands County since 1984 and
his upcoming retirement is well
deserved.
Since the days of his youth, Larry
has had a background in ranching.
His family has been in the ranching
business and he feels comfortable in
the agricultural setting. He has been
around farms and farm animals
since 1960 and he plans to "piddle
around ithe farm" once he retires.


Larry and his wife of 34 years
plan to move to Alabama in the near
future. Once there, they will reside
,on the family owned farm and enjoy
retirement.
Larry's wife, Deanna has'been a
guidance counselor with' the
Okeechobee School district since
1980. They have two children,
Phillip and Victoria, and one grand-
child who is 2 years old.
Larry enjoys NA$CAA1 and'
restoring old cars. We also likes to.:
hunt and fish, but says he hasn't
had much time for that.
Hopefully, retirement \ill al'lo%
him the time to enjoy' his, hobbies
and activities.
The Highlands Soil and Water
Conservation District staff will
surely miss Larry, but'we know that
he is looking forward to his retire-
ment and we wish him welL

Corine Burgess is a N\tital Rc'UCircC
Conservation Service Nptciali i un ih
the Highlands County Soil and Water
Conservation District. details on the
district can be seen, at it ,.hjuh-
landsswcd.org or conact Corine at
402-6545.


PLACES to


ORSHIP


Places to Worship is a paid
advertisement in the News-Sun
that is published Friday and
Sunday. To find out more irifor-
mation on how to place a listing
in this directory, call the News-
Sun at 385-6155, 465-0426 or 452-
1009, ext. 518..


APOSTOLIC

SGreater Faith Apostolic
Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. invites you to
come worship with us in spirit and
truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday. For information contact
840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody.


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

8 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. 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.' Wednesday. Choir practice at 5
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 refresh-
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.
N 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 Tanglewoooi
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. Telephone: 453-
4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: fellow-
ship @strato.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
Josephinep, 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
a-i.rd senior adults; Rev. Bill Cole,
asso'.'- pastor education; Arnie
Beicnei stuae et 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 S. 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; 1.1
a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. chil-
dren's church (preschool-third
grade); 6 p.m. evening' worship
service. Wednesday prayer and
Bible study is 7 p.m. for children,
youth and adults. Pastor is the Rev.
John D. Girdley. Worship leader is
Dennis Johns. Phone is 453-5339;
fax is 453-5556; and Web site is
www.ourchurch.com/member/t/thea
venue.
* 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.; Mprning 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'.
* 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 Rey. John D. Cave, pas-
tor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home
phone: 452-5868. 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-Q869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
0. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder-
garten through fifth grade, 6:30
p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
p.m. Adult Midweek. Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
* Spring Lake Baptist Church,
7408 Valencia Road, Sebring, FL
33876. Phone: 655-2610. Pastor
Tom Kesinger. Independent, funda-
mental, affiliated with the GARBC.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
morning service, 10:45 a.m.;
Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday prayer meeting and
Bible study, 7 p.m.
Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27


and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Dr. George R.
Lockhart, pastor. Sunday School,
9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday
Evening Service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study,
and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provid-
ed. 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.; Bible
study for all ages at 9 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 aim.
Monday. through Friday.
Confessions are at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday. Religious Education
Classes are 9-10 a.m. September
through May for grades K through
8th. Youth Group meets from 5:30-
6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 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, 862 Bay
St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049.
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, Pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and
noon Spanish Mass. Confessions:
4-4:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. on
First Friday, or on request. Daily
Masses, 8 a.m. and noon Monday-
Friday. Faith Formation Classes for
grades kindergarten through fifth,
from 9-10:15 Sunday in the Parish
Hall. (Rebecca Propst, coordinator
of Faith Formation, 385-7844) The
SEdge Program for grades sixth
through eighth, from 6:45-8:15 p.m
Wednesday in the Youth Center.
(Pat Brown, coordinator of The
Edge, 655-2062) Life Teen for high
school students from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sunday in the Youth Center. (Pat
Brown, Youth Minister) Adult Faith
Formation and people waiting to
become Catholic, from 7-9 p.m.

Thursday in the Youth 'Center.
(William Manint Sr., Program
Director, 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

E 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. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week 10:15 a.m. Youth Church
with Martha Crosbie, director at
10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop, secre-


tary; Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat
Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise
and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building
God's Kingdom for Everyone."
"Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and
Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!"
* Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m.; Wednesday night
meals, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday
Bible Study, 6 p.m. Phone 382-
6676.
* First Christian Church, 1016 W.
Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
"Where truth is taught and love
abounds." Greg Ratliff, Senior
Minister; Tammy Johns, Secretary
and Children's Director; Bart
Culpepper. Youth Director; Jon,
Carter, Music Director. Bible School
9 a.m.; Worship 10: a.m.; Bible
Study, '6 p.m.; Wednesday' Choir
Practice & Children's Classes, 5:15
p.m.; Study Groups for all ages and
Children's Choir, 6:15 p.m. 'Nursery
provided for all events.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Avenue, (corner, of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-
0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald
Norton, :Pastor; 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.nm. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;
Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.


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

CHURCH OF GOD

* Living Waters Church of God,;
4571 Sparta 9oad, 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,'
6:80-8 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.


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCHONAZARENE


* The Alliance Church of Sebring,
4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL
33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve
Hagen, pastor. Sunday services:
Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday Morning Worship Service
meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.
(off site); Wednesday Prayer
Gathering meets at 6 p.m.


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship and Sunday
School. Testimonial meetings at 4
p.m. each second and fourth
Wednesday. A free public Reading
Room, located at the church, is
open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday. The Bible
and the Christian Science textbook,
"Science and Health with Key to the
Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy are
our only preachers. All are welcome
to come and partake of the comfort,
guidance, support and healing
found in the lesson-sermons.


CHURCH OF BRETHREN

M 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.


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


CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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









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EPISCOPAL


* The Episcopal Church
Redeemer.Service times
'and 10 a.m. with Holy Cor
and blended music at each
Coffee hour following s
Babysitting' available. New
welcome. Rector is the Re
Holmes. Call 453-5664 o
redeemer1895@aol.com W
redeemeravoh.com. The c
at 839 Howe's Way, Avon P
miles north of 'Sun '
Boulevard, across from
Dodge.)
* St. Agnes Episcopal
3840 Lakeview Drive, Seb
33870. .Sunday Services
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.)
Eucharist Rite i 10 a.m. I
service on Wednesday at
Sunday School for all ages
The nursery is open 8:45 a
15 minutes after the 10 a.m
ends. Wednesday: Adul
study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
welcome. The Rev. Jim Ku
tor. Church office 385-7(
more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Ep
Church,; 43 take June'Roa
.Placid, FL 33852. Phone '46
Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers
Sunday Worship. 8 a.m., 10
and 6 p.m. Wednesday
Holy Communion with -
Service, 6:15 p.m. Child ca
able at the 8 a.m. and 10
Sunday service. Come and


GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Churc
Thunderbird Road. (863) 83
'Dr. Randall Smith, Senior
Rev. David Ogden, As
Pastor, Matt Wheelock, Ass
the Pastor, and Aaron M
Youth Director. "Kid City" Cl
Ministries: 9 a.m.-12 noo
Service: 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m.,
Donuts and Fellowship: 10:1
10:45 a.m., Second Servici
a.m.-12 noon. Sunday:
Service: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Wed
Evening Service: 7 p.m.
"Crave" Youth', Doings, C
Life: Application, Bible Stu
Prayer, and "Kid City" Cl
Activities. "Kid City" Pre-
Day Care: Nursery Age Thro
Grade. Monday-Friday: 7
p.m. (By Registration, Ca
3111).


INTERDENOMINATIOI

* Spirit of Life Min
International, an interdei
tional full-gospel ministry, 40
27 South, Sebring, across f
Sebring Diner and behind S
Medical and Surgical Su
Pastors, Jim and Helen
Phone: 382-2143. Sunday
10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednes
7 p.m. Thrift shop open from
to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
usable donations accepted
shop. Visit our Web site: w
itoflifeintl.org. "Where the f
as bright as the promises of
* World Harvest and Rest
Ministries, (non-denomin
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon F
33825. Phone: 452-9777
3771. Sunday service:
School, 10 a.m. and wors
a.m. Wednesday services:
prayer meeting/Bible study.
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Hig
County, 1305 Temple Israe
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbal
es held on first and third F
7:30 p.m. All are welcome 'W
lunch brunch meets on the
Tuesday of every month at
restaurants. Torah Commei


h of the
are 8:30
nmunion
service.
services.
comers
v. Joyce
r e-mail
Veb site:


3:30 p.m. every Thursday. Adult
educational movies at 2 p.m. every
second Sunday. Open to the public.
Havdalah services and dinner are
held monthly at member's homes.
Open. to members only. Summer
hours may vary. For further informa-
tion, call the Temple office at 382-
7744.

LUTHERAN


hurch is E Atonement Lutheran Church
"ark (two (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive.,
N Lake Sebring. The Rev. Dr. Jack
Wells Biemiller, interim pastor. Jim Helwig,
organist/choir director. Holy
Church, Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir
ring, FL at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; and
s: Holy Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon
m., Holy first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-
Midweek 0797.
6 p.m. E Christ Lutheran Church Avon
at 9 a.m. Park, 1320 County Road 64, half
.m. until mile east of the Avon Park High
. service School. Sunday Divine Worship,10
It Bible a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated
e always every week with traditional Lutheran
irtz,. rec- Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.
649, for Fellowship time with .coffee and.
refreshments follows worship. Bible
episcopal Study on Thursday at 7 p.m. is infor-
ad, Lake mal and focused on nurture, care
55-0051. and prayer. Come worship and fel-
Rector. lowshiip wilh us. Call Pastor Scott
:30 a.m. McLean at 471-2663 or see christ
evening: lutheranavonpark.com.
Healing 0 Faith Lutheran Church LCMS;
re avail- 2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
:30'a.m. Church phone: 385-7848, Faitlh's
join us. 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
h, 3626 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship serv-
35-0869. ice, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth group
Pastor, meets at. 6 p.m. Sunday.
associate Communion is served the first and
distant to third and fifth Sunday of the month.
lichaud, Sunday worship service is broad-
hildren's cast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m.
n, First each Sunday. Educational opportu-
Drinks, nities include weekly adult Bible
15 a.m.- studies. 'Special worship services
e: 10:45 are on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas
Evening Eve, New Year's Eve and Easter.
dnesday Midweek services are during Advent
-8 p.m. and Lent. Faith's Closet Resale
;hristian Shop is open to ,the community from
idy,and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
children's Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
School/ All are warmly welcome in the fami-
:ugh 5th ly of faith.
a.m.-6 E Good Shepherd Lutheran
ll: 385- Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
NAL Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
nistries Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
nomina- provided. Social activities: Choir,
)11 U.S. Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
rom the 1163.
onshine E New Life Evangelical Lutheran
supplies. Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
i Todd. Congregation of the Evangelical
service, Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
Says at with the Wisconsin Evangelical
10a.m. Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday.
and 10 Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School,
Clean, 9 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. Weekday
for thrift Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30
ww.spir- a.m. For more information, call Rev.
uture is Richard Fyffe .at 385-2293 or 385-
God." 5793.
oration N Resurrection Lutheran Church
national) ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park.
3ark, FL Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski.
or 453- Holy Eucharist, 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Sunday; Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
ship, 11 Coffee and fellowship hour follow
7 p.m. the service. Wednesday worship,
Pastor: (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
Ihlands Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
lI Drive, Worship schedule for December
t servic- through Easter: Worship service 8
riday at and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
Vomen's first and third Sundays; (Children's
e fourth Church, 11 a.m. only); and
different Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
ntary at 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: wwwvchurches.
com/trinitylutheranlp.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior arnd,
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,.
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
'S Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 a:m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m.,
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester
Osbeck. A small friendly church
waiting for your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m. A nursery and children's church
are provided. The church is part of
Christian International. Ministries
Network, a full gospel, non-denomi-
national ministry. Linda M. Downing,
minister: Phone, 314-9195, lindad
owning@hotmail.com. Casey L.
Downing, associate minister:
Phone, 385-8171,
caseydowning@hotmail.com. Web
site is www.christiantrainingmin-
istries.net
* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way.' Highlands Community Church
features a casual contemporary
church. Our Celebration Service is
at 10 AM and includes a quality
nursery and Kid's 'would for ages
through elementary age. Church
phone is 471-1236, or Pastor Bruce
Linhart's cell is 402-1684. Web site:
highlandscommunity.com e-mail:
pastor@highlandscommunity.com
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros
y sanidad, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m.
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi-
ence the power of the word of Jesus
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir-
acle and healing. It is bilingual.
Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893.
N Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL,
33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vis-
tanet.net. Web site, www.unityofse-
bring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Celebration Service, Nursery and
Children's Church. Weekly Classes,
Christian. Bookstore and Cafe,
Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment
Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer,
senior minister transforming lives


from ordinary to extraordinary.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
worship, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday -
Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30
p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and
Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each
month. Youth ministry is fourth
Sunday. Women's Ministry is fifth
Sunday. "Where there is no vision
my people perish."
* The Way Church meets at Dee's
Place, 128 N. Ridgewood Drive,
Sebring. Time schedule for Sunday
is refreshments and fellowship at 9
a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
and worship service at 10:30 a.m.
The Way is a church family who
gathers for contemporary worship,
teaching of God's Word, prayer and
fellowship. Come early and stay
after for fellowship time. Child care
and children's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email: theway
church@hotmail.com. Web site:
www. The WayChurch.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: "KFC"
Kids for Christ Youth Group, 3:15-
4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group,
6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult
Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery avail-
able for Sunday worship. Call the
church office for more information
and other classes. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Richard Hart, director
of youth ministry.
* 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.presl-,church.org.


SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

* Avon Park Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-
6641 or e-mail: wmc@strato.net.
Saturday early morning worship
service is at 8 a.m.; Sabbath
School, 9:40 a.m.; Divine Worship
service at 11:05 a.m.; Adventist
Youth in Action (AYA), 4 p.m. and
Vespers at 5 p.m.. 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; and
Associate Pastor Kameron
DeVasher. Walker Memorial
Academy Christian School offering
education for kindergarten through
12th grades.
* 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.


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;
Butler Tyler, first counselor; and
James Parker, 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

E 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
W'TS 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.; Bible
classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m.;
Celebration worship service at
10:45 a.m.; New Song worship serv-
ice at 10:45 a.m.; Youth fellowship
for sixth through 12th graders at 5
p.m.; Bible.fellowship class,; 6 p.m. -
Nursery care provided every
Sunday morning.. We offer.Christ-
centered Sunday school classes,
youth programs, Bible studies, book
studies and Christian fellowship.
Call the church office at 465-2422 or
check out our church Web site at
www.memorialumc.com.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald
DeGenaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11
a.m. Hispanic worship is at 9:30
a.m. Sunday. Hispanic Adult Sunday
School is at 9 a.m. Hispanic
Children's Sunday School is at 9:30
a.m. Nursery provided for all servic-
es. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse-
bring.org
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr.,
Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship,
9:55 a.m. 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 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825; 453-3345. Pastor: The Rev.
Bill Breylinger. Sunday services 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 Web
site: wwwapunionchurch.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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Heartland Harmonizers, Sounds of Sebring

to perform Jan. 20 at Church of the Brethren


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING -- The Church
of the Brethren would like to
welcome all churches to hear
the Heartland Harmonizers
and the Sounds of Sebring at
6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. A
free will offering will be.
taken. Following the perform-
ance, an ice cream social will
be held in Blough Hall.
The church is at 700 S. Pine
St. (across the street from The
Palms of Sebring). Call the
church office for further
information at 385-1597.
On March 18, 2002, eight
members of the Polk County
Barbershop Chapter, Winter
Haven, met to discuss the fea-
sibility of forming a new
chapter in Highlands County.
Previous conversations with
known Barbershoppers in the
Avon Park, Sebring and Lake
Placid area indicated that
many were interested in
singing, but were unwilling to
drive the ,45-60 miles ;o
Winter Haven to participate.
The meeting was spear-
headed by members of the,
Quartet "Sounds of Sebring,"
District Senior Quartet
Champions, who volunteered
to take the leadership role in
establishing a new chapter.
The name "Heartland
Harmonizers" was chosen for
the nex% chorus-. Jim Ladd was
elected president and
expressed the focus for the


new group: Have fun, enjoy
music; constantly strive for
improvement in singing;
acquire a community identity
and participate in community
functions; develop a spirit of
camaraderie; uphold the
Barbershop Society Code of
Ethics; introduce barbershop
singing to young people and
encourage participation.
The chorus is in its fifth
year of operation .and now
have 65 members. In addition
to numerous singouts, the
chapter hosted a day long
Youth Music Festival, in
which nearly 120 high school
boys and girls from the local
area were taught barbershop
songs by district champion
quartets, followed by a per-
formance.
The chapter's fifth annual
show will be March 8 at South
Florida Community College.
Practice is every Tuesday at 7
p.m. at the Sebring High
.School Music Room.
The Sounds of Sebring
Barbershop Quartet will also
perform at the Church of the
Brethren on Jan. 20. It was
formed in January 1999. This
quartet is a local favorite hav-
ing appeared extensively
throughout Highlands County
and central Florida.
They bring a variety of dif-
ferent music types done in the
barbershop style including
gospel, popular music, come-


dy and Broadway hits.
The quartet had the honor
of winning the Florida Senior
Barbershop Contest in 2001
in Jacksonville and competed
in the International Senior
Quartet Contest in Riverside,
Calif.
Bill Minck (tenor) is one of
the "Snowbirds" of the group,
living in Southwest Ohio,
where he sings with the
Middletown Razor's Edge
Chorus and the Village Limits
Quartet. As a member of a
regional barbershop chorus,
the Johnny Appleseed
Singers, he and his wife Betty
had the opportunity to tour
Australia, New Zealand,
Scotland, England, Wales,
Ireland and Russia, singing to
anyone who would listen.
Minck is a founding member
of the Heartland Harmonizers
Chorus.
Since retiring from two pre-
vious careers, the Mincks now
spend the winter months at
the Bluffs in Sebring.
Jim Thompson (lead singer)
is a 29-year veteran of barber-
shop singing. He has sung in
several quartets including
Spring Break, in the Delaware
area and as a member of the
famous Bryn Mawr, Pa.,
championship chorus. He is a
founding member of the local
Heartland Harmonizer
Chorus. Thompson is a retired
chemical researcher. He and


Courtesy photos
The Heartland Harmonizers (left) and the Sound of Sebring (above) will share the stage Jan.
20


his wife, Sue, live in
Highlands Ridge and enjoy
golfing.
Jim Ladd (baritone) is also
a "Snowbird" going back and
forth from Westerville, Ohio.
He is a 51-year veteran of bar-
bershop singing, having sung
in several quartets in Ohio
prior to coming to Florida. He
is a founding member of the
local Heartland Harmonizer


Chorus and sang several years
with the Funliners Quartet of
Winter Haven. Jim is a retired
school administrator. He and
his wife, Pat, spend the winter
months in Golf Hammock.
Don Davis (bass) began his
barbershop singing in Akron,
Ohio. After moving to Miami,
he sang with the international
champion chorus, The
Miamians. Davis was a mem-


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After a hiatus of 20 years,
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'Flute on Fire'

show on tap

in Lake Wales
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE WALES The
:Lake Wales Arts Center
:proudly presents "Flute on
:Fire" featuring Jose'
'Vanentino and his Latin Band
:at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
:10.
' This Tampa Bay resident
'merges his stunning technical
:skill with innate improvisa-
:tional gifts, maneuvering the
'flute with a sensitive yet
:aggressive touch. The array
'of flute effects in tandem
with the melodic tone dis- The Hear
plays his Latin heritage as Church in
well as his classical flute perform
training.February
training.
The sponsors for this con- Swe
cert are Dr. and Mrs. Dales
Simmons; The Ruth V.
Marchione Foundation; and
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Campbell. LAKE
A post-concert wine and Sweet Ac
cheese reception will follow Lutheran
the performance, giving was well
guests a chance to meet the The ch
performers and visit with of its per
friends. Trouble
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Wells Commun
are the gracious sponsors for February.
this reception. The at
Call (863) 676-8426 for formance
tickets. ovation.


Sunday, December 23, 2007 7B

Former Avon Park Sun reporter

publishes first mystery novel


Courtesy photo
t of Highland Sweet Adeline Show Chorus recently performed at Trinity Lutheran
n Lake Placid, where it was well received. The show was a precursor to the annual
ance the chorus puts on at South Florida Community College, this year set for early
.

et Adeline show a hit at Trinity Lutheran


Special to the News-Sun
PLACID The Heart"of Highland
deline Chorus performance at Trinity
Church in Lake Placid last month
received.
orus put on a show that included part
formance from the annual show, The
With Love, at South Florida
.ity College in Avon Park last

idience thoroughly enjoyed the per-
e, which was indicated by a standing
The Trinity Ladies Guild sponsored


the show and was pleased-with the attendance.
Part of the proceeds from the show will go into
the church's organ fund.
The Heart of Highland Sweet Adeline
Chorus is available for special events. For
information, call Penne Manar at 452-9928.
The chorus is always looking for new mem-.
bers. Women interested in singing barbershop
style can visit the Thursday night rehearsals at
the Rotary clubhouse at 20 S. Verona Ave. in
Avon Park, starting at 7 p.m.
Call 452-1927, 314-4484, or 699-1288.


Special to the News-Sun
HARRISON, Va. A for-
mer Avon Park Sun reporter,
George Duncan, has recently
published a novel, "A Wine
Red Silence."
Most of it takes place in
Florida, even though it's a
Florida of the future, Duncan
said.
A review by the Rev. Don
Meadows described
the novel as "one of
those books that
grabs the reader in
the first paragraph
and doesn't let go
until the last, beau-
tifully poignant
line.
"On the sur-
face, it's a tale of
private detective oef ,
Jerico Drake,
who is investigating the
death of his client's brother
while becoming a target of a
robotic assassin with artificial
intelligence.
"The world is the balka-
nized United States about 50
years in the future, where
some humans are genetically
enhanced (genrich), robots
are used as companions and
criminal enforcers, and holo-
grams are so real that a few
humans get lost in them.


"But in this combination of
the science fiction genre, the
mystery genre and the
Christian genre, the author's
themes involve good and evil,
societal decay, the conse-
quences of political correct-
ness, the effect of original sin
in a scientifically and geneti-
cally advanced society, and,
amusingly, whether dogs go
to heaven."
A native of
Vero Beach,
Duncan's first

M S was at the Vero
Beach Press Jour-
nal where, among
C other things, he
covered the citrus
I. beat, "an experience
-qti unmatched in later
years."
He has also worked
at Meridian, Miss., and
Savannah, Ga., in addition to
working at the Avon Park Sun
in the 1970's. For the past
seven years Duncan has been
the editorial page editor at the
Daily News-Record in
Harrisonburg, Va.
Capstone Fiction has also
accepted a second novel from
Duncan, a mystery also set in
Florida. It should be out next
year.


A celebration of L.fe


Ron and Lauren (Macbeth) Soezen, who were
married on April 15, 20oo5, have welcomed to their
home in Ruesswihl Germany a new addition. Their
lovely baby girl, Emma Suna Soezen, born on
November 3, 2007; weighing 7 pounds and
measuring 20.5" long. Awaiting Emma's arrival to
Sebring is her great-grandmother, Verna Macbeth-
SHall of the late Joseph Macbeth; her grandparents,
Mark and Lydia Macbeth; her aunt, Michelle
Macbeth; Mary Brenner; as well as the rest of the
Macbeth and Hegg family and friends.


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Christmas Day carillon

concerts set at Bok Tower


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Replace Rudolph?
By Jean Elliott, Sebring


Special to the News-Sutn
LAKE WALES Historic
Bok Sanctuary will be open to
celebrate Christmas Day with
special carillon concerts at 1I
and 3 p.m.
Carillonneur William De
Turk will perform "We Wish
You a Merry Christmas,"
"The First Nowell," "What
Child is This," "Angels We
Have Heard on High" and
other holiday selections.
The live performances can
be viewed on the video moni-
tor located behind the
Japanese Lantern near the
base of the Tower.
Guests are invited to gather
by the Information Booth to
meet and talk with De Turk
after each concert.
Located in a premier per-
formance setting, the 60-bell
Singing Tower is surrounded
by open space, allowing the
sound to resonate throughout
the Olmsted meditative gar-
dens.
Through Jan. 31, the pho-
tography exhibit "On
Bartram's Trail" by Lakeland
photographers and ecologists
John and Sarah Kiefer will be
on display in the Visitor
Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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General admission is $10 for
adults and $3 for children
ages 5-12.
Members and children
under age 5 are admitted free.
The Carillon Caf6, Tower
& Garden Gift Shop and
Visitor Center are open,9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. For more informa-
tion call (863) 676-1408 or
visit www.boksanctuary.org.


Callas named Artist of the

Month by Caladium Co-op


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The
Artist of the Month of
December at the Caladium
Arts and Crafts Cooperative
in Lake Placid is Marjorie
Callas.
Callas is a painter using the
medium of oil and acrylic.,
She has won several awards
for her work.
She has been a member of
the Caladium Arts and Crafts
Co-operative for 10 years.
She is very active in the


organization. She has held
several offices and served on
the board.
Callas heads the Caladium
Festival by organizing all the
vendors. The festival is held
every August.
If you would like to see
Callas' work, it is displayed at
the Caladium Arts and Crafts
Store, 132 E. Interlake Blvd.
While you are there you
might like to check out the
many classes offered.


One cold winter
December day in Santa
Claus land
Rudolph was frolicking,
prancing and feeling
almost grand

When sud-
denly to his
surprise he
was startled to
hear
Santa and
Frosty convers-
ing about the
upcoming. trip
this year

Santa said, "I may
have to replace Rudy,
and his shining nose
I don't want the
problems again this
trip, goodness knows. I

"His knees are badly
swollen, achy and sore
Abd he doesn't do
turns quickly as he did
before.

"His sight isn't as sharp
as it used to be
Last year we came
close to hitting a ship at
sea.

"His nose is dimming
and beginning to blink
Sometimes, to me, it
looks almost bright pink.


. "With the world popula-
tion growing by leaps and
bounds
We need healthy rein-
deers to make our
Christmas rounds


cold
And thought of answers
that were brief and bold

"Take Rudy to the ortho-
pedic doctor for his knees
Rub on a liniment and
perhaps the pain will
ease

"How about glasses
for the reindeer's
eyes?
Designer
styles are now
excellent buys


"A blinking nose
good in the fog


And a little-
paint should fix
nose just right"


"But Rudolph knows the
route forward and back
And has never lost any-
thing from my pack

"Oh goodness gracious,
what. shalkl do
Do you have a solution,
give me a clue?"
Before he answered,
Frosty went out in the


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Santa was happy to
hear
'Cause Christmas day
was drawing near

So kids, if you see a
reindeer with glasses and
a blinking nose
You'll know Rudolph
has been cured of all his
woes


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1050 -.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST
HEARING NO. 1620
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUB-
LIC HEARING will be held before the HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the
8th day of January, 2008, beginning at 3:00
P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the
County Commissioners' Board Room, High-
lands County Government Center Building,
600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida,
to consider a variance to allow a 13.8 foot and
a 14.0 foot corner set back instead of the re-
quired 15 feet for a newly constructed home,
within the area described as follows: approxi-
mately 1/4 acre located on the Northwest cor-
ner of Island Parkway and Captiva in Placid
Lakes Subdivision; the lot being located at
100 Captiva Court Northeast, Lake Placid,
Florida 33852; and legally described as fol-
lows: South 1/2 of Lot 6, Block 219, Placid
Lakes, Section 20, as recorded in Plat Book 9,
Page 31, of the Public Records of'Highlands
County, Florida.
Any person or persons interested or affected
by this change are invited to attend this hear-
ing. You may submit comments in writing to
the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervi-
sor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-
1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638, for
further information. Please reference the
above hearing number when calling or
writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF AD-
JUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEET-
ING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL
INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabili"
ties Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coor-
dinator at: (863)402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for
CART or interpreter services should be made
at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordi-
nation of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
Mr. Jim Brooks, Chairman
December 23, 28, 2007


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-000310GCS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF ARGENT
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, ASSET BACKED
PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-W2 UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
APRIL 1,2005, WITH RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NICOLE ENEBRAD A/K/A NICOLE FRAZIER,
et al,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 30th day of November, 2007, and
entered in Case No. 07-00031OGCS, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUT-
SCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,
AS TRUSTEE OF ARGENT MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST, ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-W2 UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DAT-
ED AS OF APRIL 1, 2005, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE is the Plaintiff and NICOLE ENEBRAD
A/K/A NICOLE FRAZIER; ARGENT MORTGAGE
COMPANY, LLC; MLS REALTY, INC.; AARON
E. ENEBRAD; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASE-
MENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the
10th day of January, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 27, IN BLOCK 62, OF PLACID LAKES
SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
-tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 4th day of December, 2007.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The dircuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
December 23, 30, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-1087
RAYMOND E. WHITE and BEVERLY A.
WHITE, husband and wife,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES M. VETZEL and RHONDA L.
VETZEL, husband and wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: James M. Vetzel and Rhonda L. Vetzel, if
living, and if not, their heirs, successors, as-
signs, and all other parties or persons claim-'
ing by or through them,
5382 Sea Biscuit Road, Palm Beach Gar-
dens, FL 33418
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quie title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
PARCEL 1:
COMMENCE at angle Point No. 3 on the Gov-
ernment Meander Line of Section 29, Town-
ship 35 South, Range 31 East, Highlands
County, Florida; run thence South 58 degrees
20 minutes East along said Government Me-
ander Line of Section 29 a distance of 693.48
feet to a point; thence South 31 degrees 40
minutes West a distance of 130.00 feet to a
point; thence South 58 degrees 20 minutes
East a distance of 400.00 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; continue thence South 58 de-
grees 20 minutes East a distance of 100 feet
to a point; thence South 31 degrees 40 mi-
nutes West a distance of 315.01 feet to a
point on the Government Meander Line of
Lake Istokpoga; thence North 52 degrees 45
minutes West along said Government Mean-
der Line of Lake Istokpoga a distance of 60.60
feet to a point; thence North 43 degrees West;
continue along Government Meander Line of
Lake Istokpoga a distance, of 41.16 feet to a
point; thence North 31 degrees 40 minutes
East a distance of 298.24 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING, all being located in Section 29,
Township 35 South, Range 31 East, Highlands
County, Florida.
Also known as PARCEL "I" OF ISTOKPOGA
SHORES UNRECORDED.
PARCEL 2:
COMMENCE at Angle Point No. 3 on the Gov-
ernment Meander Line of Section 29, Town-
ship 35 South, Range 31 East; run thence
South 58 degrees 20 minutes East along said
Government Meander Line of Section 29 a
distance of 693. 48 feet to a point; thence
South 31 degrees 40 minutes West a distance
of 130.00 feet to a point; thence South 58 de-
grees 20 minutes East a distance of 500 feet
to the POINT OF BEGINNING; continue thence
South 58 degrees 20 minutes East a distance
of 100 feet to a point; thence South 31 de-
grees 40 minutes West a distance of 324.97
feet to a point on the Government Meander
Line of Lake Istokpoga; thence North 52 de-
grees 45 minutes West along said Govern-
'ment Meander Line of Lake. Istokpoga a dis-
tance of 100.48 feet to a point; thence North
31 degrees 40 minutes East a distance to
315.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, all
being located in Section 29, Township 35
South, Range 31 East, Highlands County, Flor-
ida.
Also known as PARCEL "J" of ISTQKPOGA
SHORES UNRECORDED.
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, PA., 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
January 23, 2008;' otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 12th day of December, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 16, 23, 2007


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC-07-1155
LORENE K. BROWN
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
MARCELINO PABON SANTOS
Defendants) '
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: Marcelino Pabon Santos
a/k/a Marcelino Santos Pabon
Paseo Colinas #3282
Levittown, PR00949
and
J.M. Monge F.B. 23 6th Sec.
Levittown, Catano, PR 00632
Last known residences and addresses
and the unknown heirs, devisees,
legatees or grantees or Marcelino Pabon
Santos, if deceased.
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
the above named or interest in and to the
lands hereafter described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to Quiet Title for the following described
property in Highlands County, Florida, to wit:
Lot 31, Block 61, SEBRING COUNTRY ES-
TATES,-Section 3, according to the plat there-
of recorded in Plat Book 9, Page(s) 6, of the
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier,
Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida
33826-0400, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before
January 28th, 2008, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and' the seal of said
Court on December 19th, 2007.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk'of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
December 23, 30, 2007; January 6, 13, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC07-1108
LANDCOVI I, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability
Company
Plaintiff,
vs.
AMITYHAVEN, INC., a FLORIDA DISSOLVED
CORPORATION; 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 ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN
INTEREST, TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER
PARTY CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST SAID NAMED CORPORATION,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY
TO: AMITYHAVEN, INC.
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
PO BOX 87 EUROPE HOUSEWORLD
TRADE CENTER
LONDON, ENGLAND 82190-0087
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then
his, or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees
or grantees; and any and all other persons or
parties claiming by, through, under or against
them; and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal sta-
tus, if known, claiming under any of the above
named or interest in and to the lands hereafter
described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title for the following described prop-
erty in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 5, BLOCK 194, SUN N LAKE ES-
TATES, SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LOT 6, BLOCK 194, SUN N .LAKE ES-
TATES, SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT 'THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,,FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address is:
James S. Strouss, III, P.A.
10897 154th Road North,
Jupiter, Florida 33478
and file the original with the Clerk of the above
styled Court on or before January 9, 2008,
otherwise a judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Witness my hand and the seal of said
Court on December 3, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER,
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 9,16, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC07-1110
LANDCO VII, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability
Company
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARLOS H. BELLO and NILDA W. BELLO,
dead or alive, and the unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, or other parties claiming
by, through, under, or against CARLOS H.
BELLO and NILDA W. BELL
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY
TO: CARLOS H. BELLO and NILDA W. BELLO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
PO BOX 9565
SANTURCE, PR 00908
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then
his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees
or grantees; and any and all other persons or
parties claiming by, through, under or against
them; and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal sta-
tus, if known, claiming under any of the above
named or interest in and to the lands hereafter
described.
SYOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title for the following described prop-
erty in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 1, BLOCK 192, SUN N LAKE ES-
TATES, SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address is:
James S. Strouss, IlI, PA.
10897 154th Road North,


Jupiter, Florida 33478
and file the original with the Clerk of the above
styled Court on or before January 9th, 2007,
otherwise a judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Witness my hand and the seal of said
Court on December 3rd, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER,
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2007

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate Division
File No.: PC 07-651
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JANINA KULIKOWSKI
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Janina
Kulikowski, deceased, File Number PC 07-
651, is pending in the Circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Probate Division, High-
lands County Courthouse, 430 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and that personal representative's
attorney are set forth below. The names and
addresses of the beneficiaries are: Barbara
Strzepek, 15 Donald Lane, Ossining, NY
10562; and the nature and approximate value
of the assets are: real property valued at ap-
proximately $10,000.00.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent'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 FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is December 23, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Zdzislaw M. Bobrowicz
79 Sayre Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540-5836
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K. McClure, Esq.
230 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 402-1888
Florida Bar No. 286958
December 23, 30, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-716
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GASMANN PIERRE, if alive and if not, his un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against GASMANN PIERRE,
and all claimants under any of such party;
RAFAELA ALICIA DIAZ and HECTOR MANUEL
DIAZ, Her Huband, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against RAFAELA ALICIA
DIAZ and HECTOR MANUEL DIAZ, and all
claimants under any of such party;
CARMEN DIAZ, if alive and if not, her un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming- by,
through, under r against CARMEN DIAZ, andt
all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: GASMANN PIERRE, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against GASMANN PIERRE,
and all claimants under any of such party;
20840 San Simeon Way, Unit 305, Miami,
F L 3 3 1 7 9 ..
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 12, Block 156, 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
January 9, 2008; 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 10th day of December, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 16, 23, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-803
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILTON VENTURES, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion;
LUIS UGARTECHEA MUGUERZA and LUCIA
DROSI DE UGARTECHEA, His Wife, if alive
and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against LUIS
UGARTECHEA MUGUERZA and LUCIA DROSI
DE UGARTECHEA, and all claimants under any
of such party;
VICTOR FERNANDEZ MACGREGOR and MA-
RIA GARFIAS DE FERNANDEZ MACGREGOR,
His Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against VICTOR FERNANDEZ MACGREGOR
and MARIA GARFIAS DE FERNANDEZ MAC-
GREGOR, and all claimants under any of such
party;
CONDOMINIOS EXTERIORES, SA., a Panama
corporation, its successors-and assigns;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: LUIS UGARTECHEA MUGUERZA and LU-
CIA DROSI DE UGARTECHEA, His Wife, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against LUIS
UGARTECHEA MUGUERZA and LUCIA DROSI
DE UGARTEQHEA, and all claimants under any


of such party;
Alumnos 14-3, Col San Miguel, Chapulte-
pec, Mexico OF 11850
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 22, Block 155, 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-
tiffs attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
January 9, 2008; 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 10th day of December, 2007.
LE. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak


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Deputy Clerk
December 16, 23, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-849
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PAUL WAVERLA ENTERPRISES, INC., a Flori-
da corporation;
MILFORD BENNETT and JACQUELINE BEN-
NETT, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against MILFORD BENNETT and JACQUELINE
BENNETT, and all claimants under any of such
party;
SHAFFIC MOHAMMED and FEROZA MOHAM-
MED, as Joint Tentants 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 SHAFFIC MOHAMMED' and FEROZA
MOHAMMED,and all claimants under any of
such party;
CATALOGS ARTISTICOS Y COMERCIALES,
S.A., its successors or assigns;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUITIPROPERTY
TO: SHAFFIC MOHAMMED and FEROZA MO-
HAMMED, as Joint Tentants 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 SHAFFIC MOHAMMED and FEROZA
MOHAMMED,and all claimants under any of
such party;
21 Knightsbridge Road, Apt. 501, Brama-
lea, Ontario, Canada L6T 3Y1
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 63, Block 154, 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-
tiffs attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
January 9, 2008; 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 10th day of December, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 16, 23, 2007


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IN THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-07-381
CHL HOLDINGS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
LIZCAR, LLC, PRIVATE MONEY
MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA P.M.M.,
any unknown heirs, devisees, creditors,
grantees, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by, through,
and under LIZCAR, LLC, PRIVATE MONEY
MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA P.M.M.,
Unknown Tenant 1, Unknown Tenant II,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed November 27, 2007, and entered in Civil
Case No. GC-07-381 of the Circuit Court of the
10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Sebring, Florida, I will'sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE IN SEBR-
ING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, at 11:00
a.m. on the 8th day of January, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"
EXHIBIT "A"
Loan LP04-0149
LOTS 26 AND 27, BLOCK 77, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 7, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 8, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-070-0770-0260
C-213629-070-0770-0270
Loan LP04-0154
LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 174, OF LEISURE,
LAKES SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-030-1740-0050
C-213629-030-1740-0060
Loan LP04-0158
LOTS 23 AND 24, BLOCK 192, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-030-1920-0230
C-213629-030-1920-0240
Loan LP04-0159
LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 159, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION .2, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 14, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-020-1590-0080
C-213629-020-1590-0090
Loan LP04-0160


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1050 s
LOTS 16 AND 17, BLOCK 159, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 14, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-020-1590-0160
C-213629-020-1590-0170

Loan LP04-0161
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 195, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-030-1950-0070
C-213629-030-1950-0080

Loan LP04-0162
LOTS 20 AND 21, BLOCK 378, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-3780-0200
C-213629-170-3780-0210

Loan LP04-0163
LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 160, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 14, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-020-1600-0040
C-213629-020-1600-0050

LoaqnLP04-0164
LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 375, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-3750-0050
C-213629-170-3750-0060

Loan LP04-0165
LOTS 15 AND 16, BLOCK 366, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-3660-0150
C-213629-170-3660-0160

Loan LP04-0166
LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 77, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 7, A SUBDIVISION,. AC-
CORDING TO THE,PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 8, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-070-0770-0030
C-213629-070-0770-0040

Loan LP04-0168
LOTS 14 AND 15, BLOCK 183, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 3, A .SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-030-1830-0140
C-213629-030-1830-0150

Loan LP04-0188
LOTS 17 AND 18, BLOCK 501, OF LEISURE
LAKES. SECTION 18, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 55, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-180-5010-0170
C-213629-180-5010-0180
Loan LP04-0189
.LOTS1.7 AND 18, BLOCK 150, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 14, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-020-1500-0170
C-213629-020-1500-0180

Loan LP04-0190
LOTS 13 AND 14, BLOCK 520, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 18, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 55, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-180-5200-0130
C-213629-180-5200-0140

Loan LP04-0191
LOTS 17 AND 18, BLOCK 522, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 18, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 55, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA:
C-213629-180-5220-0170
C-213629-180-5220-0180

LoanLP04-0192
LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 516, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 18, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 55, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-180-5160-0050
C-213629-180-5160-0060

Loan LP04-0193
LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 56, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 16, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 22, OF THE
PUBLIp RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-160-5600-0050
C-213629-160-5600-0060

Loan LP04-0216
LOTS 12 AND 13, BLOCK 354, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-3540-0120
C-213629-170-3540-0130

Loan LP04-0221
LOTS 24 AND 25, BLOCK 261, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 5, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 30, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-050-2610-0240
C-213629-050-2610-0250

Loan LP04-0222


LOTS 9 AND 10 BLOCK 454, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA. .
C-213629-170-4540-0090
C-213629-170-4540-0100

Loan LP04-0223
LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 426, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-4260-0080
C-213629-170-4260-0090
Loan LP04-0224
LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 427, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-4270-0080


1050 Legals
C-213629-170-4270-0090

Loan LP04-0225
LOTS 26 AND 27, BLOCK 398, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-3980-0260
C-213629-170-3980-0270

Loan LP04-0226
LOTS 16 AND 17, BLOCK 445, OF LEISURE
LAKES SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-4450-0160
C-213629-170-4450-0170
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 date.
Dated this 27th day of November, 2007.
L. E. 'LUKE" BROKER
L.E. LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
As Deputy Clerk
R. Charles Ervin, Esq. FBN: 0180300
Attorney for Plaintiff CHL Holdings, Inc.
467 U.S. Hwy. 27 North
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Tel: 863-465-7715, Fax: 863-465-7791
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with
disabilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
402-6591.
December 23, 30, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN ANp FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 282007CA000615AOOOXX
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST
MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-M3 UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
SEPTEMBER 1, 2006,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ADRIAN BACCHUS, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
29th day of November, 2007, and entered in
Case No. 282007CA000615AOOOXX, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUT-
SCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,
AS TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET BACKED PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M3
UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1,
2006, is the Plaintiff and ADRIAN BACCHUS;
SHARIA WASIN; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are Defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE
BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE-
NUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 10th day of January, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 18, OF SUNSET POINTE ON DIN-
NER LAKE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 55 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding, should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 30th day of November, 2007.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
December 23, 30, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-1139-GCS
LUIS F. CELAYA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELIAS VAZQUEZ VAZQUEZ, and if deceased,
his unknown spouse, if living, and if not,
his heirs, successors, assigns, and all other
parties or persons claiming by or through
them,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SUIT- PROPERTY
TO: ELIAS VAZQUEZ VAZQUEZ, and if de-
ceased, his unknown spouse, if living, and if
not, his heirs, successors, assigns, and all
other parties or persons claiming by or
through them,
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet title on the following property in
Highlands County, Florida:
Lot 8, Block 217, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,
Section 19, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 8, Page 88, of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida.
STREET.ADDRESS: 415 Hollow, Lake
Placid, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to J. Timothy Sheehan, Esquire of
SWAINE, HARRIS & SHEEHAN, P.A., 401 Dal
Hall 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 January 3, 2008, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.


WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on the 10th day of December, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
December 16, 23, 30; January 6, 2008




PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
1995 CHEVROLET
1GCFC29K2SE166463
ON JANUARY 4, 2008, 9:00 AM
AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
734 CR 621 EAST
LAKE PLACID FL 33852
December 23, 2007

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
*OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-869
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAUL GRAU ARCHILLA and LAURA M. GRAU
ARCHILLA, 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 RAUL GRAU ARCHILLA and LAURA
M. GRAU ARCHILLA, and all claimants under
any of such party;
ANIBAL VILA SANTIAGO if alive and if not, her
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ANIBAL VILA SAN-
TIAGO, and all claimants under any of such.
party;
RAFAEL A. NAVARRO and CARMEN T. SAL-
GADO, as Joint Tenants with Right of Survi-
vorship, if alivd and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against RAFAEL A. NAVARRO and CARMEN T.
SALGADO, and all claimants under any of
such party;
ROBERTS HOLDINGS, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ROBERTS HOLDINGS, LLC, a Florida
Limited Liability Company;
208 E. Silver Stai Road, Ocoee, FL 34761
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 04, 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, 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
January 9, 2008; 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 10th day of December, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 16, 23, 2007


THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-429-GCS
DIVISION 0
HSBC BANK USA, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GINA LYNN PUCCIO A/K/A GINA PUCCIO.
et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed October 23, 2007 and entered in Case
NO.2007-429-GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein HSBC BANK USA, NA,
is the Plaintiff and GINA LYNN PUCCIO NK/A
GINA PUCCIO; MATTHEW ILES; ACCREDITED
HOME LENDERS,. INC. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO AAMES FUNDING CORPORA-
TION DBA AAMES HOME LOAN; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 8th day of Janu-
ary, 2008, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 10, BLOCK 156, PLACID LAKES, SEC-
TIOIN TWELVE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,
AT PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 765 CORNEILUS AVENUE, LAKE
PLACID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 4, 2007.
Luke E. Brooker'
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk.
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
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December 23, 30, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07000539GCS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GAYLE ANN BARTOE, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
29th day of November, 2007, and entered in
Case No. 07000539GCS, of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for High-
lands County, Florida, wherein WASHINGTON
MUTUAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and GAYLE
ANN BARTOE; HIGHLANDS COUNTY; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF GAYLE ANN BARTOE;
'JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are Defendants. I will sell to the'
highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of
January, 2008, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 147, OF SEBRING HILLS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE


A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 30th day of November, 2007.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
December 23, 30, 2007


IN THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-07-402
CHL HOLDINGS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
LIZCAR, LLC, PRIVATE MONEY
MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA P.M.M.,
any unknown heirs, devisees, creditors,
grantees, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by, through,
and under LIZCAR, LLC, PRIVATE MONEY
MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA P.M.M.,
Unknown Tenant I, Unknown Tenant II,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed November 27, 2007, and entered in Civil
Case No. GC-07-402 of the Circuit Court of
the
10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Sebring, Florida, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE IN SEBR-
ING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, at 11:00
a.m. on the 8th day of January, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"
EXHIBIT "A"
Loan LP04-0150
LOT 9, BLOCK 195, OF LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 3, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOQK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-030-1950-0090

Loan LP04-0151
LOT 5, BLOCK 176, OF LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 3, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,TFLORIDA.
C-213629-030-1760-0050

Loan LP04-0152
LOT 16, BLOCK 176, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-030-1760-0160

Loan LP04-0153
LOT 19, BLOCK 176, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-030-1760-0190

Loan LP04-0155
LOT 38, BLOCK 366, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-3660-0380
Loan LP04-0156
LOT 41, BLOCK 152, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS'COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-030-1520-0410
Loan LP04-0157
LOT 28, BLOCK 368, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 17. A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-3680-0280
Loan'LP04-0194
LOT 13, BLOCK 162, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 4, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS.COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-040-1620-0130

Loan LP04-0197
LOT 23, BLOCK 162, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 4, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-040-1620-0230

Loan LP04-0200
LOT 3, BLOCK 161, OF LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 2, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA..
C-213629-020-1610-0030
Loan LP04-0204
LOT 11, BLOCK 136, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 6, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-060-1360-0110

Loan LP04-0205
LOT 24, BLOCK 348, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 9, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-090-3480-0240

Loan LP04-0208
LOT 16, BLOCK 152A, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-130-152A-0160

Loan LP04-0209
LOT 14, BLOCK 383, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-3830-0140

Loan LP04-0210
LOT 26, BLOCK 420, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-4200-0260

Loan LPO4-0211
LOT 5, BLOCK 423, OF LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 17, A.SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-4230-0050

Loan LP04-0212
LOT 1, BLOCK 443, OF LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 17, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT


BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-4430-0010

Loan LP04-0213
LOT 22, BLOCK 448, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 17, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF-AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-4480-0220

Loan LP04-0214
LOT 2, BLOCK 453, OF LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 17, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-4530-0020

Loan LP04-0215
LOT 2, BLOCK 108, OF LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 6, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6. PAGE 37. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.


1050 Leg-ls
C-213629-060-1080-0020

Loan LP04-0217
LOT 25, BLOCK 284, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 13, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-130-2840-0250

Loan LP04-0218
LOT 13, BLOCK 289, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 5, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-150-2890-0130

Loan LP04-0219
LOT 6, BLOCK 289, OF LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 5, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-050-2890-0060

Loan LP04-0220
LOT 36, BLOCK 255, OF LEISURE LAKES
SECTION 5, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-050-2550-0360

Loan LP04-0227
. LOT 9, BLOCK 365. OF LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 17, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
C-213629-170-3650-0090
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of thp lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale date.
Dated this 27th day of November, 2007.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
L.E. 'LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
As Deputy Clerk
R. Charles Ervin, Esq. FBN: 0180300
Attorney for Plaintiff CHL Holdings, Inc.
467 U.S. Hwy. 27 North
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Tel: 863-465-7715. Fax: 863-465-7791
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with
disabilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
402-6591.
December 23, 30, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 07-000709-GCS
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA HOME EQUITY
LOAN, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-FM2
Plaintiff,
v.
JOHN P. REHMS; JUDITH A. REHMS. A/KA
JUDY A. REHMS; and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or against the
herein named Defendants, who are not known'
to be dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses,
or other claimants; TENANT #1 and/or TEN-
ANT #2, the parties intended to account for
the person or persons in possession; THE
BLUFFS OF SEBRING CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC.
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Novem-
ber 28, 2007 in this cause, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida
described as:
UNIT M-2 OF THE BLUFFS OF SEBRING
CONDOMINIUM, PHASE 5, ACCORDING TO
THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM AS
SHOWN RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 849, PAGE
363, AND AMENDMENTS, ALL OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA. BEING A PART OF LAKE SEBRING
TRACTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
'OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
146, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
SLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 6750 US 27 N, APT M2, SEBRING, FL
33870
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house, located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida. at 11:00 o'clock a.m.,
on January 8th, 2008.
Dated at Sebring, Florida this 29th day of
November, 2007
Luke Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 23, 30, 2007






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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-07-840
YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff.
-vs-
JENNIE B. HOUSTON, A SINGLE WOMAN, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, etc:., et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE
TO: JENNIE B. HOUSTON
Last Known Address:
7229 Rolling Hills Road
Sebring, Florida 33876
And any unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through and
under the above named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known addresses are
unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following real proper-
ty in Highlands County, Florida:
Lot 11, Block B, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE
11, according to the Plat thereof. as recorded
in Plat Book 9, Page 43, of the Public Records
of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Eric R. Schwartz, Esquire,
Weitz & Schwartz, P.A., Plaintiff's Attorney, ..
whose address is: Eric R. Schwartz, Esquire,
WEITZ & SCHWARTZ, P.A., Commercial
Point, Suite 31, 3601 W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. ,*
Lauderdale, FL 33309 on or before 30 days of
the publication of this notice and file the origi-
nal 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
Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint
DATED this December 14, 2007.
L.E. '"LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
BY: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
December 23, 30, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-909
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PIERRE RICHARD JOSEPH, if alive and if not,
his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees. grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against PIERRE RICHARD
JOSEPH and all claimants under any of such
party;
ROSARIO MAURICIO DE ALVAREZ, if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, ctditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against RO-
SARIO MAURICIO DE ALVAREZ, and all claim-
ants under any of such party;
CARL E. SCHLOTE and JEAN M..SCHLOTE,
His Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees. grantees. creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through. under or
against CARL E. SCHLOTE and JEAN M.
SCHLOTE, and all claimants under any of such
party;
RUSSELL TYSOSKI and OLGA TYSOSKI, 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 RUS-
SELL TYSOSKI and OLGA TYSOSKI. and all
claimants under any of such party:
Defendants.
NOTICE OFSUl1-PROPERTY
TO:- RUSSELL TYSOSKI and OLGA TYSOSKI,
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 RUS-
SELL TYSOSKI and OLGA TYSOSKI, and all
claimants under any of such party:
RR #5, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Canada P7C
5M9
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 46, Block 182, 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
January 9, 2008; otherwise a default may be
entered against you ioi the relief demanded in
the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 10th day of December, 2007.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 16. 23. 2007


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1050 Legal
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Sun 'n Lake of
Sebring Improvement District has entered into
a contract subject to the approval of the Board
of Supervisors of Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Im-
provement District for purchase of the follow-
ing described real property: Lot 51, Block 19,
of SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, accord-
ing to the Plat thereof recorded in-Plat Book 9,
Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida. Inquiries or comments re-
garding such property acquisition may be pro-
vided in writing to Al Greishaber, Jr., General
Manager, 5306 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33872, ol by telephone at (863)
382-2196, or may be voiced at the regularly
scheduled meetings of Sun 'n Lake of Sebring
Improvement District to be held on January
11, 2008, and on January 25, 2008. The
Board intends to consider action on the pur-
chase of the Property at a public meeting to
.be held January 25, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. at the
Community Center, 3500 Edgewater Drive,
Sebring, Florida 33872.
December 16, 23, 2007


1 Highlands
I County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
Ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
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:
fIB 08-025 DEMOLITION AND REMOVAL OF DE-
BRIS, CLEARING, GRADING, AND RE-SODDING OF
SEVEN (7) PROPERTIES OR PURCHASE AND RE-
MOVAL FOR SEBRING PARKWAY PHASE II PROJECT
NO. 01101 AND COUNTY ANNEX BUILDING PROJ-
ECT NO. 06058
Specifications may bo 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: gsecory@hcbcc org
A NON-MANDATORy PRE-BID meeting will be held
at 1:00 p m. on Wednesday January 9.
2008 in the Engineering Conference Room, 505 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All po-
tential bidders are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Bid 'envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
submittal. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands
County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no
later than 2:00 P.M., January 24. 2008. 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.
Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on
all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cash-
1i over 00 000 0 If
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PuoIanc ircr ,j, h,' ',' ,I t.,o r. qu,',-,1 E ,a m ust
be accompanied by evidence 6f bidder's qualifications
to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance
with F.S. 489. /
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 Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any Individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
ination policy Involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Highlands County is an equal opportunity employer, a
fair housing advocate and a handicap accessible juris-
-- ,dlctlon. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should con-
tact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-
6509 (Voice), or by e-mail: Imlnor@hcbcc.oro 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


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WATERFRONT LOT on canal to Little Lake
Jackson in Sebring. Short drive to HWY 27.
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PARK MODEL, screeded in porch, roof over,
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call 863-452-2438.
SELECTION of 1 & 2 bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
SWG and lawn mowing. Call for more info. or
to see units. No Pets Please, (863)385-7034

515 Mobile Homes
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up, annual bug & Ac inspection included, 1st
last & sec $700 / mo 863-385-5075.

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6 0 Apartments
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apt. Large eat-in kitchen, all tile floors, refrig-
erator, range, CHAC, washer/dryer hookups,
screened back porch, close to mall. Small pets
allowed. One year lease $575 per mo. 863-
385-3338 or 863-471-0840.
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6200 Apartments
2007 FERNWAY St Sebring; 2BR IB unfurn
apt. Large eat-in kitchen, carpet, refrigerator,
range,CHAC, washer/dryer hookups,screened
back porch, close to mall. One yearlease.
$575 per month. 863-385-3338 or 863-471-
0840.
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AVON PARK, studio with balcony overlooking
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$365/mo 100 E. MAIN ST. 863-453-8598
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washer/dryer hookup, back porch.
863-385-8209
LEMON TREE APTS
Single Story 1 bedroom w/private patio and
NEW ref, micro, washer/dryer. Wsg included.
Pets ok. Quiet, Friendly Avon Park
community.
863-452-1073.
ON DINNER Lake 2/BD I/BA, annual lease, no
pets,no smoking: $600 mo., includes water.
1st & Sec to move in. Call John 863-441-3320.
ONE PERSON EFFICIENCY near Comcast Ca-
ble, all utilities incl. Ref. req. $525 mo + sec.
Call 863-471-6446.
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2&3 BD Duplexes and Homes from $600 and
up. Call Gator @KW Realty. 863-253-4309.
SEBRING DINNER LAKE area. 2 BD &
1BD apartments. Frest paint & tile floors.
$550 $675 per month, includes water. Call
Gary Johnson 863-381-1861.


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Small Furnished house, deposit $150, rent
$400, pay own electric, near the Circle. Call
385-1806..

6300 UnfurnishedHouses
(2) 2bd 1bt homes recently remodeled. New
carpet & paint Stove & Fridge $525 mo 1st
last & sec Call 863-655-4109.
2/1 House for rent in Lake placid, near boat
ramp with beach access. $600 mo, unfurnish-
ed, or $650 mo furnished. 863-465-1354
3BD,1 BATH, Living room, den & inside prch.
$700 mo. + $600 Dep. Call 863-873-4650 or
863-449-1044.
4/1 HOUSE FOR rent, Rainbow Rd in Sebring,
$800/mo inclds utilities, Please call 385-0646
or 863-314-0366
Beautiful 2 Story Sebring brick home, 4 Bed-
rooms, 2 Bath, office/ den, new windows, car-
peting, tile, paint. Abundant storage, $900 mo,
Call 863-273-0469

BRAND NEW lakefront House for Rent with
Lease option to buy. $1275/month. Six month
lease also available for $1475/mo. Call 786-
942-9291.
CUTE 2/1 house w/ Carport, Central A/C Heat,
Ceramic tile throughout, carpet in the bed-
rooms. 3801 Violet Ave., Sebring $600.
mthly/.$600. sec., Call 863-385-3101.
FOR RENT 2/2 home in Avon Park, $800 mo
plus security deposit, 1933 N Morningside
Rd, Call 863-402-0336 or 863-414-0394.
GORGEOUS Brand new, 3/2 SFH, in gated
community, many upgrades, $11,00.00 mo,
call (863) 385-3366 or (954) 341-8841'.
HOUSES FOR Rent, SB, LP & AP. Please call
863-244-2577 or 863-243-9191.

LAKE PLACID, Large Duplex emaculant, 3/1
907 Lake June Rd, $625 / mo, city water,
CHA, no pets no smoking, Ig yard, lake access
to Lake June, first and sec req. 863-465-6045
or 863-243-9473.
SEBRING SUN N' LAKE 4212 Almeria Ave. 2
BR/2 BA. Many extras $850 Mo. Ist, last &
sec. Call 863-381-1806.
SEBRING, UNFURNISHED HOUSE, new, 3/2/
1 car garage, quiet area, first and security, no
smokers, no pets, $845 a month. Please call
863-414-0942.


6400 Rooms for Rent
Dwntwn. Seb., Furn. room 4 rent $550 mo. or
eff. $750 mo., in private home. Util.,Iaund,ca-
ble incld. No drunks, drugs, or smoking in
home. Contract & rules apply, $300 dep. Ani-
mals ok with $300 dep. 471-6766
GWM COUPLE has room for rent I/BD, 1/BA,
w/ private entrance, separate from house en-
trance. Garage in between home. Utilities
incid. Totally furn.Placid Lakes,near golf
course. $500 mo. Call 863-840-2128.


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6450 Roommates Wanted
SINGLE SENIOR lady, no smoking, Christian,
for company. Details to be discussed. Call
863-385-1806.
WANTED 2 MALE OR FEMALE ROOMMATE
$400. MO PLUS HALF THE UTILITIES, OFF
LAKE WOOD AVE, SEBRING call 863-381-
8789


6550 Warehouses for Rent
FOR SALE or Lease, six 900 sq ft warehouses
Restrooms opt., $500 per mo. triple net. Own-
er financing. Call Brian 863-446-2531.


7000


7020 Auctions
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24 log home package to be offered at
Public Auction. Saturday, Jan 12th, 2:00pm
Sanford, Fl (Near Orlando).
Rogers Realty & Auction.
Florida License #0002922.
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1-888-562-2246 or
www.auctionloghomes.com

7040 Appliances
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THAT IS UNDER $250?
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NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


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50-Dining Set $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
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sets $687up, 50-TV Ent.
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Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
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tables $97up,
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HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
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FRUIT PICKER basket without pole $12., Bra
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LA-Z-BOY RECLINER, light tan $100. Call
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LIFT CHAIR medium grey $175.00 Call 863-
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LOWERY ORGAN and bench $200. Call 863-
385-5750.
NEW EXERCISE Bike used twice $100.00;
Pr. Beautiful pastel colored table lamps like
new $50 ea, Bistro glass top table w/2cush-
ioned chairs like new $75.
Phone 863-382-0048.
PARROT CAGE on wheels large, very good
cond $100.00 call 863-382-7998.
PERFESIONAL PAINT sprayer, Air Lesco
$245.00 call 863-655-4109.
PRINTER NEW Epson CX7400 all in one.
Copy, Scan, Print. $45. Call 863-655-0049.
Red Pickup truck topper, reg. size, 6 ft lenght
$250. 863-471-6766
STROLLER, BLUE, excellent condition, call
863-559-2484.
TV STAND, white rattan, 2 level, very nice
$45.00 call 863-382-7998.
VINTAGE SCI-FI books from $5 to $250 each
863-471-6766.
WOOD adjustable shelving 75 piece12"x 48",
35 piece 12"x48" with steel upright call John
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7400 Lawn & Garden
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AMERICAN BULLDOG puppies, NKC regis-
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M/F, dewormed and first shots,. 863-443-
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MIN. DACHSHUND pups; Only 6 cuties left-
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taking deposits now-family raised with lots of
love, $400., Call 863-471-0110.


7550 Products
ALL NATURAL free range pork, ready for your
freezer. BBQ for Christmas & New Year.
Whole hog $500, Half hog $275. Call Jim
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8050 Bots&Moors
WANTED: JOHN BOAT or any other type of boat
for around $200. No trailer or motor needed.
Call 920-905-3910.


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
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1300 original miles, garage kept, $4900 call
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9200 Trucks
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DODGE RAM 1500 4 x 4, crew cab, 1998 All
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Section D


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne


I'm dreaming of a

'White Christmas'

be careful what

you wish for

Sure, there are plenty of
sports topics I could write
about, but with the area high
school teams finishing off their
schedules before the holidays, I
am reminded that we are in the
holiday season.
Yes, reminded.
It's been kind of hard to real-
ly get into the Christmas spirit
here in my new hofne.
Sure, the holiday songs are
being heard, the decorations
and lights adorning the houses
brings fleeting moments of the
Seasonal feeling.
But, as a northerner, it's been
tough to really feel it.
1 Even today, Friday, as I write
this column, I decided to try to
iress more "Christmasy" 'and
What do I end tip wearing?
A red T-shirt and a green
Hawaiian button-down, short-
sleeve shirt.
Oh, and a red baseball cap.
I don't know that I've ever
had a Christmas with no snow,
or at least the temperatures
firmly below freezing.
And yet, here it is, within
days of Santa's 'round-the-
world' express delivery service,
and I'm outside, covering a
nighttime soccer game with
only a light jacket needed
against the 62-degree air and
the slight breeze.
This lack of getting into 'the
holiday spirit will be solved,
however, soon enough as I
head to northern Wisconsin to
join the family.for Christmas.
It will fully bring me into the
mood of the season, back in the
great' white north but there
are perils. !
Since I arrived here last
January, I .don't think there's
4 been a day colder than 60.
Oh, a few nights recently
dipped down enough for me to
shut my windows and get under
my covers for the first time.
*, That's when the night-time
lows dipped into the 40s.
*When I land at the
Rhinelander, Wisc. airport
Monday evening, 40 degrees
will suddenly bring thoughts of
extreme warmth Monday
night's low is expected to be all
of five degrees.
They're expecting quite a bit
of snowfall this weekend,
hopefully done falling by
Monday.
I've had two Christmas trips
home, when I was living in
Colorado, that ended up with
snow and cold canceling the
last legs of each trip, calling for
sleep-overs on' the chairs and
floors of the Minneapolis and
St. Louis airports.
If such a situation arises this
year, I'll be adding the
Milwaukee airport to the list.
Actually, checking the
weather forecast, the Christmas
day high is supposed to be 25,
which by northern Wisconsin
standards will seem downright
balmy for them.
Not for a transplant who's
spent the past year basking in
the non-stop, wonderful
warmth of south Florida.
I'm slated to play Santa
again this year for my nieces.
That means sneaking into the
basement for a quick change
into, what I now recall is, a sur-
prisingly light Santa costume,
going outside, around the house
S and up the hill to the front door.
After a hurried knocking,
this year, I'm sure the words
out of my mouth will be "Ho,
Ho, Houuurrrry up and open
See XMAS, page 4D


By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK The Lady
Red Devils girls basketball
team were able to
muzzle the Avon
Auburndale Friday
night as they showed
the Bloodhounds who
was top dog defea- Aubu
ing them 57-16. 4
"We played them
before, and I wasn't
really expecting that," com-
mented Avon Park's head
coach Paulette Daley about
the score.
"We started off slow, but
once we started instituting


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the plays the way they
should have been run we
started to score like we
should." .
Avon Park led the
Park pack from the start,
scoring within a
minute of the tip off,
and pressed that lead
dale all night.
S The Lady Devils
played an aggressive
game and were able
to hit from both the inside
and outside with little trou-
ble.
Auburndale struggled
with every aspect of the


game and could not take
advantage of any opportuni-
ty.
Junior netter Daija Barrett
would lead the Devils in
scoring with 12 points and
Markida Hawthorne did
well with the three pointers,
hitting three before the half
for nine points and follow-
ing through in the second
half of the game hitting
again for three before the
bench was swapped out.
Hawthorne would end up
with 11 points overall.
"Markida has been off for
See DEVILS, page 4D


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Johnequa Perry gets inside for two in Avon Parks demoli-
sion of Auburndale Friday night.


High School Boys Basketball


Streaks soar past Dragons


29-0 second-half run seals victory

By DAN HOEHNE Javier Medina stole one
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com on the press and played it in
SEBRING "We just and soon after J.C. Howard
ran into a wall," were the was the recipient of a
words of Lake Placid head press-caused turnover for
coach Levi Williams after an easy score.
his Green Dragons fell to Jake Trussell followed
the host Blue Streaks, 71- suit moments later and the
51. lead was shaved to the
It was the Sebring barest of margins.
defense that was the wall Trussell scored
Williams was refer- again off the press'
ring to, though it to open the seconds
could have been '1 frame, but Sholtz
compared to a wet 5 went inside to keep
T-shirt it was so skin Lake Placid Lake Placid up.
-tight. But that was the
But Lake Placid 1 last lead the
was strong early on, Dragons would have
riding the massive on the flight, as a
shoulders of Travalier 12-4 Sebring streak would,
Sholtz to a 15-14 lead after put them up 30-21.
the first period. The Dragons scored six
Sholtz bulled his way of the final eight points of
inside for 10 points in the the half, however, to keep
first eight minutes, helping within striking distance,
build the Dragon lead to as 32-27, heading into the
much as 14-6. second half.
That's when the Blue But that's when Sam
Streaks started getting their Robinson and the Blue
defense going, leading to
easy scores. See STREAKS, page 6D


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Sebring's Chris Grubb heads to theihoop, getting
around Lake Placid's Logan Smith in the Blue Streaks'
71-51 win Friday night.


Wanna Race? You can at Highlands County BMX

Whether to compete in this Olympic sport or just to have some fun, come take a ride


Special to the News-Sun
Most of us that grew up
here in Highlands County
have heard it all our lives
- there's nothing for the
kids to do.
There's nothing for fam-
ilies to do, for that matter.
Well, we may not have
everything, but we do have
some things and one of
them is BMX.
It stands for bicycle
motocross and it's one of
most exciting activities
and fastest growing sports
in America.
It's been around forever,
you can probably remem-
ber being a child and rac-
ing around the neighbor-
hood on your old Huffy.
But did you know that
starting in 2008, BMX will
be an Olympic sport?
That's right, next year
we'll be.watching
Americans racing on dirt-
bikes in Beijing, China.
In the meantime, your
kids can be participating
themselves right here in
Highlands County.
There is a little known
piece of bicycle paradise
in the north end of the
county.
It's called the Highlands


Courtesy photo
The 'old clay pits on the truck route', otherwise known as the Highlands County
YMCA BMX Track.


County YMCA BMX track
located at 730 CR-17A in
Avon Park.
For us locals, it's the
old clay pits on the Truck
Route.
The track is open on
Thursday from 6 p.m.- 8
p.m. for practice and the
cost is $3 per rider.
Saturday's practice and
race registration is from 6-
7:30 p.m. with the gate for
the first race dropping at
8:00 p.m.
The cost for Saturday's


practice and race is $7.00
per rider.'
The riders are catego-
rized by age and experi-
ence.
There are adult riders as
well as children, so it's
something the whole fami-
ly can participate in.
Don't want to race? No
problem, just come and
ride during the practice
sessions.
No pressure, just good,
clean family fun.
Even if you don't want


to ride, you can still come
and watch.
There is free parking
and no entrance fee.
It's great entertainment
and you will be amazed at
some of the local talent
you will see.
For more information
check out www.floridab-
mx.com and/or www.high-
landsbmx.org.
Also ask about our free
trial night.
See you all, out at the
track.


Outdoors with
Lloyd
Lloyd Jones

State Forests

Offer Great

Hunting and

Fishing

Hunters here in Florida are
privy to some of the best for-
est areas for hunting to be
found anywhere.
Fishing in these areas is
phenomenal and outdoor
enthusiasts who like camp-
ing in a natural setting will
find Florida's State Forests
much to their liking.
The Okaloacoochee
Slough State Forest covers
32,039 acres, most of which
lie within Hendry County,
with a small section in
Collier County.
This forest offers a great
variety of recreational activi-
ties for visitors. Hikers and
bicyclers will find many sce-
nic miles of open forest
roads.
For fishermen there are
many canals, ponds and
ditches, accessible by vehi-
cle. For those who enjoy hik-
ing to an isolated fishing
spot, there are several hidden
areas for their pleasure.
The Okaloacoochee
Slough State Forest is one of
the more popular hunting
areas. Spring gobbler hunt,
archery hunt, general gun
hunt, special hog hunt and a
dove hunt are done on a
quota system. 4
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) coordinates all hunt-
ing activities held on the for-
est.
This forest contains a large
roaming area for a variety of
wildlife the Florida panther
along with the Florida black
bear lives here.
Wood storks, sandhill
cranes and gopher tortoises
also make the slough theie
home.
The area was heavily
logged in the early 1900s as
timber was ideal'for making
railroad crossties for a grow-
ing railroad system that was
developing in southern
Florida.
Sawmills began to spring
up producing small towns
dependent on the the
See JONES, page 6D








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ON DECK

THURSDAY: Boys Basketball atTavinareToumament,TBA
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball atTavinareToumament,TBA
SATURDAY: Boys Basketball atTavinareToumament,TBA
THURSDAY, Jan. 3: Girls Basketball at All Saints Academy, 6/7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Jan. 5: Boys Basketball vs. Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Spiegel*
Memorial Tournament, Sebring, 10 a.m.


FRIDAY, Jan. 4: Boys Basketball at Westshore HolidayToumament,TBA
SATURDAY, Jan. 5: Boys Basketball at Westshore HolidayToumament,TBA
MONDAY, Jan. 7: Girls Basketball vs. Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Port
Charlotte, 6/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, Jan. 9: Boys Basketball at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.
Laike Placd Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs. LaBelle, 6/7:30 p.m.


I THURSDAY: Boys Basketball hostsTavinareTournament,TBA; Girls Basketball at
Belleview HolidayToumament,TBA
1 1 FRIDAY: Boys Basketball hostsTavinareToumrnament,TBA; Girls Basketball at Belleview
HolidayToumament,TBA
SATURDAY: Boys Basketball hostsTavinareToumament,TBA; Girls Basketball at
Sebring BellevieW HolidayToumament,TBA


SPORTS BRIEFS


Lake Placid Girls Softball
I LAKE PLACID Lake Placid Girls
Softball is now accepting registrations
for the 2008 season for league age 7-9.
There will be a mini-camp held at
the Lake June Ball Fields during the
week of Jan. 14-18.
Registration forms will be available
during that week, sent home through
the schools or can be downloaded from
ww.lpflrecreation.net.
Completed forms can be mailed in
or dropped off at the Holiday Inn
' Express, Lake Placid.
Registration fees are $45 and a copy
tf the players birth certificate is
required.
League Age for softball is the play-
ers' age as of June 1, 08.
Team and sign sponsors are always
needed. For more information or any
questions call Heather Carr 465-9187
or Sonja Warner at 441-4504.
Lake Placid Youth Baseball
LAKE PLACID LP Youth
Baseball is now accepting registrations
for the 2008 season for league ages 5-
10.
Registration forms will be sent out
to the schools the week of Dec. 10 and
can also be downloaded from
www.lpflrecreation.net.
SCumplcied iri, Ctan be mailed to
LPYB at P.O. Box 1668, Lake Placid,
FL 33862, or dropped off at the
Holiday Inn Express, 608 S Lakeview
Rd., Lake Placid.
Registration deadline is Jan. 19,
when draft day will 'be held at 9 a.m.,
there will be no registrations taken
after the day of the draft.
T-Ball (ages 5-6) registration fee is
$30.
Leagues 7-8 and 9-10 registration
fee is $45. ,
League Age is defined as the play-
ers' age as of April 30, 08.
A copy of the players' birth certifi-
cate is required.
Call Sonja Warner at 441-4504, or
Heather Carr at 465-9187 if you have
any questions.
Team and sign sponsors are always
needed. '
Run For Your Heart'
LAKE PLACID Bring the kids -
bring the strollers bring your neigh-
bors this promises to be a great way
to get healthy and stay healthy.
The first Annual Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce 5k Family
Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday
February 16th. "Run For Your Heart"
is the theme for this healthy family
event.
The 5k Run/Walk is sponsored by
Florida Hospital Lake Placid,
Highlands Today, Holiday Inn Express
and The Lake Placid Journal.
Additional corporate sponsorships are
available.
Location
Race will start and end in DeVane
Park in beautiful downtown Lake
Placid. Shotgun start 7:30 a.m.
Entry Fee
$15.00 early registration through
February 15th
$20.00 day of race
Entry forms are available on the
Chamber web site at www.visitlake-
placidflorida.com or at .the Chamber
office, which is located at 18 N. Oak
Street, Lake Placid.
Awards:
1st Place Overall Male and Female
1 t Place Male and Female Masters
(40+)
1st Place Overall Hand Cycling
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Male and
Female Age Groups
Age Groups:
Ages five (5) through eighty plus
(80+)
T-Shirts will be guaranteed to the
first 120 entrants
Girls Dixie Fast Pitch
SEBRING Sebring Girls Dixie
Youth Fastpitch Softball is now hold-


ing sign ups for girls ages 4 to 9 at the
Highlands County YMCA.
Ages 4-6 will be tee ball and 7-9
will be coach pitch.
For more information call Paul
Przychocki at 381-9072 or Mickey
Pack at 381-3395.
Season will start in January mid-
month. Please bring a copy of a childs
birth certificate.
Royal Palms Youth Bowling
LAKE PLACID Royal Palms
(Lake Placid) Youth Bowling League
for ages 7 up starts the spring season
on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.
New bowlers are welcome.
Sign up fee is $20 and includes
shirt.
Bowling is every Saturday morning,
Jan. 5 through April 12 at 9:30 a.m.
Cost weekly is $10 and includes
three games of bowling, shoes and
prize fund.
All youth league bowlers are eligi-
ble for reduced rate open bowling
(some restrictions apply) and free
bowling with instruction on Fridays, 3-
5 p.m., must be accompanied by an
adult. Come out for instruction and a
good time.
Call Donna Stanley, secretary, at
441-4897, for more information.
Sebring Youth Fast-Pitch
SEBRING,- Registration is taking
place now for the Sebring Youth Girls
Fast-Pitch softball leagues.
Leagues are for girls aged 4-18.
Registration forms can be picked up at
the Sebring YMCA.
Panther Camps a-plenty
during Christmas Holidays
AVON PARK South Florida
Community College will host several
athletic camps during the Christmas
Holidays.
The sports of volleyball, baseball
and softball will all be offered during
this time.
Kicking off the holidays will be the
third annual High School Baseball
Showcase Camp, to be held at Panther
Baseball Field from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec.
22.
High school players will run a show-
case schedule in the morning with
games to be played in the afternoon.
College coaches and professional
players will be on hand as evaluators
for the camp.
Baseball camp continues on Dec.
26-28 as SFCC will host the ninth
annual Holiday Youth Camp for ages
7- 13.
The camp will run from 8:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. daily and will include all
aspects of baseball, including games
on the final day.
Softball enters the picture with their
second annual Holiday Camp to be
held Dec. 28 and 29 for two days on
the Panther Softball Field. Ages are 6-
18 and the camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
Volleyball will kick off after the
new year with a three day Holiday
Camp Jan. 2-4 for all 7th and 8th
grade students.
Camp site is the SFCC Gym and
will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Additional information and applica-
tions can be obtained by visiting the
SFCC website, www.southflorida.edu,
then click athletics and each athletic
link.
For further information contact the
SFCC Athletic Office, 863-784-7035,
prior to Dec. 19.
Check on our multiple camper dis-
counts!
Dec. 22nd High School Showcase
camp $50, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.(40 player
limit)
Dec. 26,27,28 Holiday Youth
Baseball Camp $95, 8:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m.
Dec. 28,29 Holiday Softball Camp
$60, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Jan. 2, 3, 4 Holiday Volleyball
Camp $100, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.


STATS & STANDINGS


Avon Park


Atlanta 97, Washington 92
LA. Lakers 106, Philadelphia 101
Charlotte 105, New York 95
Minnesota 131, Indiana 118
Detroit 94, Memphis 67
Dallas 102, L.A. Clippers 89
Portland 99, Denver 96
Seattle 123, Toronto 115
Saturday's Games
Washington at Indiana, late
Utah at Miami, late
Golden State at New Jersey, late
Philadelphia at Memphis, late
Minnesota at New Orleans, late
Houston at Chicago, late
Charlotte at Milwaukee, late
L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, late


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NFL
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
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Buffalo 7 7 0.500222299
N.Y. Jets 3 11 0 .214249335
Miami 1 13 0.071235371
South
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Jacksonville 10 4 0 .714334251
Tennessee 8 6 0 .571275281
Houston 7 7 0 .500322318
North
W L T PctPF PA
Pittsburgh 10 5 0 .667372242
Cleveland 9 5 0 .643368356
Cincinnati 5 9 0 .357323346
Baltimore 4 10 0 .286242336
West
W L T PctPF PA
y-San Diego 9 5 0.643359264
Denver 6 8 0.429295367
Oakland 4 10 0 .286255319
Kansas City 4 10 0 .286196297
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T PetPF PA
y-Dallas 12 2 0..857429285
N.Y. Giants 9 5 0.643300292
Washington 7 7 0 .500275283
Philadelphia 6 8 0.429281268
South
W L T PctPF PA
y-Tampa Bay 9 5 0.643292218
New Orleans 7 7 0.500331317
Carolina 6 8 0 .429223304
Atlanta 3 11 0 .214188343
North
W L T PctPF PA
y-Green Bay 12 ? 0 .857394243
Minnesota 8 6 0 .571325257
Detroit & 8 0 .429308390
Chicago 5 9 0 .357266316
West
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Arizona 6 8 0 .429326353
San Francisco 4 10 0 .286191325
St. Louis 3 12 0 .200244390
x-clinched conference
y-clinched division
Thursday's Game
Pittsburgh 41, St Louis 24
Saturday's Game
Dallas at Carolina, late
Sunday's Games
Kansas City at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Oakland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 4:15 p.m.
Baltimore at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
Miami at New England, 4:15 p.m.
Washington at Minnesota, 8:15 p.m.
Monday's Game
Denver at San Diego, 8p.m.
S+ Saturday, Doec. 29
New. Englandat N.Y. Giants, 8:15 p.m.
.r Sunday, Dec. 30
Seattle at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m:
Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Miami, 1 p.m.
New Orleans at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Buffalo at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.
Minnesota at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
St. Louis at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.
Kansas City at N.Y. Jets, 8:15 p.m.
End Regular Season
NBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 21 3 .875 -
Toronto 15 13 .536 8
New Jersey 11 15 .423 11
Philadelphia 10 16 .385 12
New York 8 18 .308 14
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB
Orlando 18 10 .643 -
Atlanta 14 12 .538 3
Washington 13 12 .520 3Y%
Charlotte 10 14 .417 6
Miami 7 19 .269 10
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Detroit 19 7 .731 -
Indiana 14 13 .519 5%
Cleveland 12 15 .444 71A
Milwaukee 10 15 .400 8%
Chicago 9 15 .375 9
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
a W L Pet GB
San Antonio 18 7 .720 -
Dallas 19 9 .679 I
New Orleans 16 10.615 2%2
Houston 12 14.462 62
Memphis 8 18 .30810%
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB
Denver 15 11 .577 -
Portland 15 12 .556 I
Utah 15 13.536 1
. Seattle 8 19.296 7%1
Minnesota 4 21 .1601012
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
Phoenix 18 8 .692 -
LA. Lakers 16 10.615 2
Golden State 15 11 .577 3
Sacramento 11 14 .440 6%
L.A. Clippers 9 16.360 8%
Friday's Games
Utah 113, Oriando 94
Boston 107, Chicago 82


Toronto at Phoenix, late
Sunday's Games
L.A. Lakers at New York, Noon
Houston at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Golden State at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Orlando at Boston, 6;30 p.m.
Denver at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division


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Boston
Montreal
Buffalo
Toronto

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Florida
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h 17 16 2 36 99 106
hia 16 14 3 35101 96
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Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
22 8 3 47114 86
18 12 4 40 91 86
17 12 5 39100 95
18 14 1 37104 91
14 14 7 35105109
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
18 15 3 391114 116
17 16 2 36 91 95
16 17 1 33 95 116


Tampa Bay 15 17 3 33105114
Washington 13 19 3,29 90 107
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 25 7 :3 53124 81
St.Louis 17 12 2 36-82 81
Columbus 15 13 6 36 84 84
Chicago 16 15 2 34 98 94
Nashville 14 16 2 30 87 97
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Minnesota 20 12 2 42 89 86
Colorado 20 13 2 42106100
Vancouver 19 12 4 42 94 83
Calgary 17 13 6 40106107
Edmonton 16 17 3 35 94 108
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Dallas 20 12 4 44105 91
San Jose 18 11 5 41 86 78
Anaheim 17 15 5 39 90 102
Phoenix 17 16 0 34 85 89
Los Angeles 12 22 2 26 96 121
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Thursday's Games
Atlanta 3, Ottawa 2 .--.
Montreal 5, Washington 2
Pittsburgh 5, Boston 4, SO
Florida 5, Carolina 4
Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 1
Minnesota 6, N.Y. Rangers 3
St. Louis 3, Detroit 2
Vancouver 3, Dallas 2
Phoenix 3, San Jose 2, SO
Friday's Games
Columbus 2, Los Angeles 1
Buffalo 3, Philadelphia 2
N.Y. Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 2
New Jersey 3, Edmonton 1
Colorado 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, OT
Dallas 3, Calgary 2, OT
Saturday's Games
St. Louis at Boston, late
Chicago at Ottawa, late
Montreal at Atlanta, late
Buffalo at Philadelphia, late
Toronto at Florida, late
Washington at N.Y. Islanders, late
Carolina at Tampa Bay, late
Detroit at Minnesota, late
Los Angeles at Nashville, late
Vancouver at Phoenix, late
Anaheim at San Jose, late
Sunday's Games
Boston at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m.
Nashville at Columbus, 5 p.m.
.Atlanta at St. Louis, 6 p.m.
Edmonton at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Montreal at Dallas, 8 p.m.
New Jersey at Calgary, 8 p.m.


NCAA Football


Bowl Glance
Poinsettia Bowl
Utah 35, Navy 32
New Orleans Bowl
Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis
Saturday, Dec. 22
PapaJohns.com Bowl
Cincinnati (9-3) vs. Southern Miss (7-
5), 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
New Mexico Bowl
New Mexico (8-4) vs. Nevada (6-6),
4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Las Vegas Bowl
BYU (10-2) vs. UCLA (6-6), 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Sunday, Dec. 23
Hawaii Bowl
East Carolina (7-5) vs. Boise State (10-
2), 8 p.m. (ESPN)


-
Wednesday, Dec. 26
Motor City Bowl
Central Michigan (8-5) vs. Purdue (7-
5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Dec. 27
Holiday Bowl
Arizona State (10-2) vs. Texas (9-3), 8
p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 28
Champs Sports Bowl
Boston College (10-3) vs. Michigan
State (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Emerald Bowl
Maryland (6-6) vs. Oregon State (8-4),
8 p.m. (ESPN)
Texas Bowl
Houston (8-4) vs. TCU (7-5), 8 p.m.
(NFLN)
Saturday, Dec. 29
Meineke Bowl
Connecticut (9-3) vs. Wake Forest (8-
4), 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Liberty Bowl
Mississippi State (7-5) vs. UCF (10-3),
4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Alamo Bowl
Penn State (8-4) vs. Texas A&M (7-5),
8'p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, Dec. 30
Independence Bowl
Colorado (6-6) vs. Alabama (6-6), 8
p.m (ESPN), .
Monday, Dec. 31
Armed Forces Bowl
California (6-6) vs. Air Force (9-3),
12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sun Bowl
South Florida (9-3) vs. Oregon (8-4), 2
p.m. (CBS)
Humanitarian Bowl
Fresno State (8-4) vs. Georgia Tech (7-
5), 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
Music City Bowl
Florida State (7-5) vs. Kentucky (7-5), 4
p.m. (ESPN)
Insight Bowl
Indiana (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6),
6 p.m. (NFLN)
Chlck-fll-A Bowl
Clemson (9-3) vs. Auburn (8-4), 7:30
p.m. (ESPN)
Tuesday, Jan. 1
Outback Bowl
Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Tennessee (9-4),
11 a.m. (ESPN)
Cotton Bowl
Missouri (11-2) vs. Arkansas (8-4),
11:30 a.m. (FOX)
Capital One Bowl
Michigan (8-4) vs. Florida (9-3), 1 p.m.
(ABC)
Gator Bowl
Virginia (9-3) vs. Texas Tech (8-4), 1
p.m. (CBS)
Rose Bowl
Southern California (10-2) vs. Illinois
(9-3), 4:30 p.m. (ABC)
Sugar Bowl
Hawaii (12-0) vs. Georgia (10-2), 8:30
p.m. (FOX)
Wednesday, Jan. 2
Fiesta Bowl
West Virginia (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (11-
2), 8 p.m. (FOX)
Thursday, Jan. 3
Orange Bowl
Kansas (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2),
8 p.m. (FOX)
Saturday, Jan. 5
International Bowl
Rutgers (7-4) vs. Ball State (7-5), Noon
(ESPN2)
Sunday, Jan. 6
GMAC Bowl
Tulsa (9-4) vs. Bowling Green (8-4), 8
p.m. (ESPN)
Monday, Jan. 7
BCS National Championship
Ohio State (11-1) vs. LSU (11-2), 8
p.m. (FOX)
Saturday, Jan. 12
Hula Bowl
At Honolulu
Aina (East) vs. Kai (West), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19
East-West Shrine Classic
At Houston
East vs. West, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Saturday, Jan. 26
Senior Bowl
At Mobile, Ala.
North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN)


NBA
SUNDAY
6:30 p.m. Orlando at Boston............................SUN
TUESDAY
2:30 p.m. Miami at Cleveland ........................... ABC
5 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers ....................... ABC
8 p.m. Seattle at Portland............................ ESPN


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SUNDAY
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1 p.m. Regional Green Bay at Chicago, N.Y. Giants at Buffalo or
Philadelphia at New Orleans. ....... .......... ......FOX
4 p.m. Miami at New England ..................... CBS
4p.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco..................FOX
8.15 p.m. Washington at Minnesota .................... NBC
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school teams finishing off their
schedules before the holidays, I
am reminded that we are in the
holiday season.
Yes, reminded.
It's been kind of hard to real-
ly get into the Christmas spirit
here in my new home.
Sure, the holiday songs are
being heard, the decorations
and lights adorning the houses
brings fleeting moments of the
seasonal feeling.
But, as a northerner, it's been
tough to really feel it.
Even today, Friday, as I write
this column, I decided to try to
dress more. "Christmasy" and
what do I end up wearing?
A red T-shirt and a green
Hawaiian button-down, short-
sleeve shirt.
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By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sin correspondent
AVON PARK The Lady
Red Devils girls basketball
team were able to muzzle the
Auburndale Friday night as
they showed the
Bloodhounds who was top
dog defeating them 57-16.
"We played them before,
and I wasn't really expecting
that," commented Avon
Park's head coach Paulette
Daley about the score.
"We started off slow, but
once we started instituting the
plays the way they should
have been run we started to
score like we should."
Avon Park led the pack
from the start, scoring within
a minute of the tip off, and
pressed that lead all night.
The Lady Devils played an
aggressive game and were
able to hit from both the
inside and outside with little
trouble.
Auburndale struggled with
every aspect of the game and
could not take advantage of
any opportunity.
Junior netter Daija Barrett
would lead the Devils in scor-
ing with' 12 points and
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STREAKS
Continued from 1D
By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING "We just ran
into a wall," were the words
of Lake Placid head coach
Levi Williams after his Green
Dragqns fell to the host Blue
Streaks, 71-51.
It was the Sebring defense
that was the wall Williams
was referring to, though it
could have been compared to
a wet T-shirt it was so skin -
tight.
But Lake Placid was strong
early on, riding the massive
shoulders of Travalier Sholtz
to a 15-14 lead after the first
period,
Sholtz bulled his way
inside for 10 points in the
first eight minutes, helping
build the Dragon lead to as
much as 14-6.
That's when the Blue
Streaks started getting their
defense going, leading to
easy scores.
Javier Medina stole one on
the press and played it in and
soon after J.C. Howard was
the recipient of a press-
caused turnover for an easy
score.
Jake Trussell followed suit
moments later and the lead
was shaved to the barest of
margins.
Trussell scored again off
the press to open the second
frame, but Sholtz went inside
to keep Lake Placid up.
But that was the last lead
the Dragons would have on
the night, as a 12-4 Sebring
streak would put them up 30-
21.
,The Dragons scored six of
the final eight points of the
half, however, to keep within
striking distance, 32-27,
heading into the second half.
But that's when Sam
Robinson and the Blue Streak
defense really heated things
up.
Two quick inside scores


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Hunters here in Florida are
privy to some of the best for-
est areas for hunting to be
found anywhere.
Fishing in these areas is
phenomenal and outdoor
enthusiasts who like camp-
ing in a natural setting will
find Florida's State Forests
much to their liking.
The Okaloacoochee Slough
State Forest covers 32,039
acres, most of which lie
within Hendry County, with a
small section in Collier
County.
This forest offers a great
variety of recreational activi-
ties for visitors. Hikers-and
bicyclers will find many sce-
nic miles of open forest
roads.
For fishermen there are
many canals, ponds and
ditches, accessible by vehi-
cle. For those who enjoy hik-
ing to an isolated fishing
spot, there are several hidden
areas for their pleasure.,
The Okaloacoochee Slough


State Forest is one of the
more popular hunting areas.
Spring gobbler hunt, archery
hunt, general gun hunt, spe-
cial hog hunt and a dove hunt
are done on a quota system.
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) coordinates all hunt-
ing activities held on the for-
est.
This forest contains a large
roaming area for a variety of
wildlife the Florida panther
along with the Florida black
bear lives here.
Wood storks, sandhill
cranes and gopher tortoises
also make the slough their
home.
The area was heavily
logged in the earl\ 19005 as
timber was ideal for making
railroad crossties for a grow-
ing railroad system that was
developing in southern
Florida.
Sawmills began to spring
up producing small towns,
dependent on the the
sawmills. : .
One of those early towns,
Sears, stood on the northern
border of the forest. A fire


destroyed the sawmill and
the town of Sears went into
decline, eventually disap-
pearing.
At the same time, the
Atlantic Land Improvement
Company (ALICO), contin-
ued harvesting operations by
using two portable sawmills,
which were referred to as the
Twin Mills.
Although the sawmills no
longer exist on the forest,
remnants of sawdust piles
can be found on the forest
near Twin Mills Grade.
Okaloacoochee Slough
State Forest is approximately
thirty miles east of Fort
Myers,iahd can be accessed
along CR832. marked by var-
ious self-service pay stations.
Another very interesting
forest is the Tate's Hell State
Forest located in Franklin
and Liberty counties, cover-
ing 202,414 acres.
This was a wet and seem-
ingly unproductive area for
timber production but during
the 1960s and 1970s, the
hydrology was substantially
altered in an attempt to estab-
lish exterisive tracts of pine


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