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HIGHLANDS COUNTY'S HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1927


FRIDAY/SATURDAY


* December 29-30, 2006


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COMING SUNDAY
IN THE NEWS-SUN


'Good news' for county, library


Sheriff's report
released; library case
closed as unfounded
By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
SEBRING The bottom line of
Highlands County Sheriff Susan
Benton's 31-page library investigation
report is that allegations of criminal
wrongdoing were unfounded.
Benton released the report Thursday
afternoon.
The possibility of fraud was brought
to the sheriff's office Sept. 6 by Bob
Jamison, senior director of business
services for Clerk of Courts L.E. "Luke"
Brooker, during an audit of the
Highlands County Library System and
the Heartland Library Cooperative.
The 18-month audit concluded Nov.
28 when Brooker released the audit's
final report to the board of county com-
missioners.
"I'm glad that this is getting closer to
being over," commission chairman C.
Guy Maxcy said Thursday. "We're all
happy about that."
County administrator Carl Cool called
Maxcy about 4:30 p.m., but Maxcy, who
was on the road at 6 p.m., hadn't seen
Benton's report.
Benton said her investigators Brian
Kramer and Joe Price looked into fraud,
theft, violation of Florida's public
records law and illegal viewing of
pornography on the Internet.
"Adult entertainment isn't illegal,"
Benton said Thursday, explaining that


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her officers' task was to investigate
criminal activity.
There was no evidence of child
pornography, she said.
"The purpose of this examination was
to attempt to locate images or evidence
of the viewing of illegal pornographic


images," Price said in his supplement to
the report.
He recovered 150,000 images that
were present among the data "minnored"
from two library staff computers. A
search for deleted images recovered
362,000 images.


Price said on Thursday that the
images ere 'thumbnail" pictures, and
there was no evidence that the pictures
had been "opened" or downloaded.
"Within the recovered images, I also
found appro\imately five advertisement
See LIBRARY, page 9A


Avon Park ..
VFW Post-'
hosts show
Up Close, 9A


Player of the
Year chosen
Sports, iD


Behind the Wheel .....2B
Book reviews .........2C
Classified ads .........1B
Community briefs ......8A
Diversions ...........2C
Editorial ............18A
Lifestyle ............. 1C
Lottery numbers ..... 8A
Obituaries ..........4A
Religion ............. .3C
Sports........... .1D

TODAY'S FORECAST
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weaflrer
report on
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Lows

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CONTACTS

Avon Park (863) 452-1009
Sebring (863) 385-6155
Lake Placid (863) 465-0426
Fax (863) 385-1954
SE-mail editor@newssun.com
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SEBRING, FLORIDA
VOLUME 10/NUMBER 15


Real estate market stabilizing


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
SEBRING Real estate
brokers caught their breath this
year.
It was a needed respite. most
of them said, after a period of
unexpected and frantic activity.
"(2005) was a spectacular
year for Highlands County. The
best ever (for real estate),"
Chip Boring, past president of
the Florida Association of
Realtors, said, "but we've been
saying that each year for the
last three or four years."
Traditionally, he explained, a
house would stay on the market
for 180 to 210 days. In 2005,
some houses were selling with-
in 45 days. A seller could put a
house on the market in the
morning, and have two offers
before the end of a business
day.
Boring had seen one bidding
war result in two offers higher
than the original asking price.
That level of activity led to
inflated prices generally, with
values spiraling out of all pro-
portion to reality, he said.
For example, out-of-town
people were buying undevel-
oped, but platted lots on specu-
lation, sight unseen. Some were
even inaccessible.
"I had never experienced a
true sellers' market," Boring
said, "but last year was one."
The 2006 year proved to be a
change from that pace.
The boom times may have
abated, Realtors say, but that
isn't bad news.
"Now we're back to where
we need to be," is.how Boring
said it.
Teresa Bock, of Coldwell
Banker, agreed. In fact, she
used almost the same language.
"The market is reverting back
to what it was," she said.
"Prices are becoming more
realistic. We are maintaining,
not falling back."
Both Boring and Bock, who
between them have been sell-
See MARKET, page 9A


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Lisa Lucas (from left of Re/Max Realty Plus, shows a Golf Hammock home to Helen Barker and
Jean Walker on Thursday afternoon at 3607 Duffer Road, Sebring.



How the years compare
In 2003, single family home sales totaled $178,851,437.
The average list price per home was $120,241 the average sold price was $116,062.
A total of 1,541 listings sold. Average days on the market, 123.
B In 2004, single family home sales totaled $234,753,929.
The average list price per home was $139,891 the average sold price was $136,406
A total ot 1,721 listings sold. Average days on the market, 99.
In 2005, single family home sales totaled $325,851,342.
The average list price per home was $198,627 the average sold price was $193,613
A total of 1,683 listings sold. Average days on the market, 97.
As of Dec. 22, single family home sales for 2006 totaled $264,915,808
The average list price per home was $225,073 the average sold pnce was $215,905.
SA total' of 1,227 listings sold. Average days on the market, 128.
In 2003, total of 1,558 vacant residential lot sales earned $22,821,606.
By 2005, a total of 4,942 vacant land sales earned $174 382,735, which was $702,584
higher than the list price total.
So far this year 1,152 vacant land sales have earned $54.342,632.
For the record, the longest time a house has stayed on the market, and sold, was in 2003
when a home, which had been put up for sale in 1996, finally sold. It had been listed for 2,573
days. The owners accepted an offer of $57,000, $900 below their asking price.


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S,: -PIS Haynes left HERO in agreement


HIGHLANDS

in brief


Lake Verona
reopened
AVON PARK Tests
taken of Lake Verona last
week, after unidentified
sludge-like conditions'were
found along the lake's
beach, have ruled out fecal
matter as the source of the
mess. It appears to be vege-
tative matter, and not a
threat to the health of
humans.
Further study is being
done to determine exactly
what the matter is and where
it comes from.
The December water
quality reportC for the lake
show the bi~teria le \els to
be adequate, but slightly
higher than November's
samples thit were good.
Donaldson Park and the
lake have been reopened to
the public.
Willingham is
speaker at
chamber lunch
LAKE PLACID Mike
Willingham, executive direc-
tor of the Sebring Airport
Authority, will be the guest
speaker at the January mem-
bership luncheon for the
Lake Placid Chamber of
Commerce. He will speak
on airport projects.
The luncheon, which is
being sponsored by Jim and
Linda Carroll, owners of
Realty World ACT Real
Estate, will be at noon
Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the
Lake Placid Elks Lodge.
Cost of the lunch is $8
per person. Call the chamber
- at 465-4331 to make reser-
vations on or before Jan. 8.
Relay for Life
event set for
Jan. 12
LAKE PLACID A
Relay For Life event will
take place in Stuart Park
from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan.
12.
Philly steak sandwiches
and refreshments will be
available for sale for the
benefit of Relay for Life.
Those wishing to sign up for
the relay may do so at this
event.
For further information,
contact Sharion Hudson at
655-4700.
Boy Scouts
have blood
drive Jan. 20
LAKE PLACID Boy
Scout Troop 482 will have a
blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in
the Lake Placid Publix park-
ing lot. Donors must have a
photo identification.


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Motorcycle crash victims Bruce 'Scooby' and Lonnie Tilger are
memorialized with a cross bearing their names placed on the north-
east shoulder of Kenilworth Boulevard near where the brothers died
Saturday.

Crash victim released


from Tampa hospital


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
SEBRING A 27-year-old
Sebring woman hospitalized in
a motorcycle crash that killed
two brothers has been released.
Stacey M. Kowalski was a
passenger on one of two motor-
cycles that the Florida Highway
Patrol said crashed into each
other about 3:45 a.m. Saturday
on Kenilworth Boulevard.
She was flown to Tampa
General Hospital where she
was initially listed in serious
condition.


A Tampa General spokes-
woman couldn't disclose the
date of Kowalski's release from
the hospital.
Bruce Carl "Scooby" .Tilger
Jr., 33, and Lonnie L. Tilger, 25,
both of' Sebring, died at the
scene, the younger having been
struck by a southbound van
traveling south.
Trooper Albert H.
Middleton, in his report, said
the brothers were northbound.
Kowalski was on boyfriend
Lonnie Tilger's motorcycle.


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
LORIDA A domestic dis-
pute stabbing victim remains in
guarded but stable condition,
the sheriff's office said.
Edith Castellano-Garcia, 21,
was injured before 4 a.m. Dec.
20 at her Loop Drive residence
during a domestic dispute with
her boyfriend Benjamin
Toscano-Cruz, 30, Lt. John
Chess, a detective supervisor
with the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, said.
Toscano-Cruz, while his girl-
friend was taken to a hospital
by family, apparently fled with
her 3-year-old daughter and
their 6-month-old son.
After crashing the car in a
high-speed,; single-vehicle acci-
dent at the intersection of
County Road 721 and U.S. 98,
Toscano-Cruz committed sui-
cide by stabbing himself in the
heart, Chess said.
The children, injured in the
accident, have been treated and
released to family members,
Chess said Wednesday.
They were found approxi-
mately two hours after the
crash, sitting on a blanket away
from the intersection.


Chess called the children's
survival a "Christmas miracle."


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
New-Sun
SEBRING The Highlands
County Housing Authority offi-
cer fired in October had
resigned a year earlier in an
"agreement" with another not-
for-profit agency.
The housing authority's
board of directors asked assis-
tant state attorney Stephen
Houchin to investigate allega-
tions of misuse and misappro-
priation of funds by Kenneth
Ryan Haynes.
Haynes was the authority's
unpaid executive director from
February 2005 until his termi-
nation Oct. 27.
During his tenure with the
housing authority, Haynes was
also executive director for
Highlands Emergency
Recovery Operations a non-
profit organization that sprang
in the aftermath of the 2004 and
2005 hurricanes.
He served as director for
\HERO from March 2005 until
his resignation in October 2005,
said Jane Breylinger, president
of HERO's board of directors.
"That was the end of our
relationship," Breylinger said-
.Thursday.
-,. With Haynes' resignation
and promise to return approxi-
mately $15,000 in "prepaid"
salary; HERO's board agreed to
not seek prosecution.
A review of HERO's bank
.statements revealed the finan-
cial discrepancies that resulted
in his quitting.
' Prepaying employees is not a
routine practice, said
Breylinger, who at the time was
HERO's secretary.
"Our big concern was that
the prepaid salary be reim-
bursed," she said, explaining
why Haynes' alleged actions
weren't reported to law
enforcement. "I'm thankful
HERO has been compensated,
and we can keep doing what
we've been doing."
She said Haynes paid his
debt in three months.
HERO provides long-term
recovery assistance to


Highlands residents displaced
from homes or employment due
to disasters, natural or other-
wise.
Reached for comment
Thursday, Houchin said his
office hasn't begun to investi-
gate the allegations brought by
the housing authority.
"I find it interesting that you
Spring up another housing
agency," Houchin said, when
asked if HERO had notified his
office. "To answer your ques-
tion, no. They didn't."
The state attorney's office
has its own investigators, but
sometimes calls on law enforce-
ment agencies.
"It could go either way,"
Houchin said when asked what
agency might look into the alle-
gations.
He vowed to "look into the
big picture" if he goes forward
with an investigation.
Housing authority officials
contacted Houchin Nov. 22,
after Haynes was dismissed
Oct. 27, but didn't formalize the
board's complaint until Dec.
20. Houchin received the for-
mal notice Dec. 21. .
"A month ago, they simply
said they might have a prob-
lem," Houchin said.
The authority's board learned
that a line of credit, which had
been discussed but not
approved, was opened in the
housing authority's name,
according to documents the
News-Sun obtained.
The account was opened
March 3, 2005.
By Oct. 17, 2006, the line of
credit had 104 transactions.
Of those, nine checks total-


ing $32,550 were made to
"Kenneth Ryan Haynes," "K.
Ryan Haynes," or "Ryan
Haynes."
Checks were cut to Ryzicon
Pest Control, which Haynes
either owns, operates or is
employed by, for $2,000 and
$800.
His wife Kristin Haynes
received three checks of $400
each and former HERO
employee Christine Justesen
cashed a pair of checks that
totaled $515.
Based on documents provid-
ed by the Highlands County
Board of County Commission-
ers and Florida Non-Profit
Housing, the News-Sun could
not determine if the checks
were written for legitimate
housing authority business.
The housing authority is not
a county department and
shouldn't be confused with the
county's housing department,
assistant county administrator
Rick Helms said Dec. 22.
Florida Non-Profit Housing
is a private, 501(c)3 agency that
contracts with the Housing
Authority (also a not-for-prof-
it), providing administrative
functions, technical training
and consultation, Santos De La
Rosa said Sept. 21.
"It didn't go on very long,
which was good," Breylinger
said of the improprieties at
HERO. "Letting people know
what happened, bringing it to
light, is a good idea. Hopefully,
it won't happen again."
In February 2006, after
Haynes left HERO, the board
adopted a police that explicitly
forbids advance pay.


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Highlands County reports


The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Friday, Dec.
22:
* Larry Claude Andress, 61,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, fourth or
subsequent offense.
* Jose Manuel Aquino, 23, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
operating motor vehicle with-
out valid license.
* Joseph Patrick Bueche, 18,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use; and posses-
sion of marijuana, not more
than 20 grams.
* Winfield Scott Button, 40,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for vehicle theft, grand, third
degree.
* Joseph Carrube, 40, of
Raiford, was held on state
inmate status.
* Pablo Casas, 19, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for oper-
ating motor vehicle without
valid license; and reckless
driving, first offense.
* Poncho Ramirez
Echeverria, 46, of Naples,
was charged with probation
violation, felony or community
control for possession of
counterfeit payment instru-
ment; grand theft; and pos-
session of cannabis.
* Salvador Garcia, 34, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
carrying prohibited weapon
openly.
* Samuel Guardiola, 21, of
Avon Park, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor or community control
for domestic violence or bat-
tery.
M Hector Edgardo Otero, 47,
of Avon Park, was registered
as a convicted felon.
* Michael Alan Pine, 21, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and possession of
marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
* Omar Sanchez Rita, 24, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
operating motor vehicle with-
out valid license.
* Shannon Leigh Rivera, 36,
of Frostproof, awaiting trial for
five counts of failure to
appear, written promise to
appear for misdemeanor
and/or felony offenses.
* Maurice Leshaun
Robinson, 22, of Avon Park,
was registered as a convicted
felon; and awaiting trial for hit
and run, leaving scene of
crash involving damage to
property.
* James Connell Sanders,
26, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for weapon offense, use, dis-
play, etc. firearm during
felony; carrying concealed
weapon or firearm; posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to
sell within 1,000 feet of place
of worship or business,
Schedule II; possession of
narcotic equipment and/or
use; possession of weapon by
convicted felon, firearm or
concealed weapon; and
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence.
* Shunda Latrell Stephens,
35, of Sebring, was charged
with probation violation, felony
or community control for pos-
session of cocaine; awaiting
trial for false identification


given to law enforcement offi-
cer; awaiting trial for resisting
officer, obstruction without
violence; and probation viola-
tion, felony or community con-
trol for unemployment fraud.
* Steven Michael Thornton,
21, of Sebring, was charged
with probation violation, mis-
demeanor or community con-
trol for possession of
cannabis; and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
* Robert Lee Ward, 82, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for two
counts of producing marijua-
na, Schedule I.
* Anton Darell Young, 21, of
Avon Park, was registered as
a convicted felon.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Saturday, Dec.
23:
* Johnathon Lynnford Clark,
21, of North Palm Beach,
awaiting trial for possession of
marijuana, more than 20
grams.
* Richard Roy Desemone III,
42, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for failure to register motor
vehicle; driving while license
suspended, first offense; pos-
session of cocaine; and pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use.
* Cyrthia Ann Hill, 50, of
Clearwater, awaiting trial for
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, second
offense.
* Juventino Leal Lopez, 35,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for aggravated battery, caus-
ing bodily harm or disability.
* Mayorico Alverez
Marroquin, 36, of Lake Placid,
awaiting trial for aggravated
battery, person using a deadly
weapon.
* Norma Jean Martinez, 43,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
driving while license suspend-
ed, first offense; and expired
motor vehicle registration,
more than five months, sub-
sequent offense.
* Toney Stanislausjusti
Mason, 20, of Sebring, await-
ing trial for possession of
marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
* James Louis Reposh Jr.,
44, of Frostproof, awaiting
trial for driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs, first
offense.
* Robert Gerald Robinson,
46, of Avon Park, awaiting
trial for aggravated assault
with deadly weapon without
intent to kill; domestic vio-
lence, battery, touch or strike.
* Benito Bravo Roblero, 38,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
operating motor vehicle with-
out valid license.
* Alexander Eligah Sanders,
29, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for battery, touch or strike.
* Sharon Elizabeth Tully, 60,
of Naples, awaiting trial for
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, second
offense.
* Wendy Yvette Uzzell, 19, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
domestic violence, battery,
touch or strike.
* Benito Valenzuela, 22, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence.
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* Kenneth Robert Wacaster,
23, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for possession of cocaine.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, Dec.
24:
* Joseph Allen Bagley, 42, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and possession of
marijuana, more than 20
grams.
* Jody Burkett, 38, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for bat-
tery, causing bodily harm.
* Stephen William Calderon,
26, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for driving while license sus-
pended, third or subsequent
offense.
* Albert Carl Jenkins, 48, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
domestic violence, battery,
touch or strike.
* Dawn Rene Mayo, 41, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; posses-
sion of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and possession of
marijuana, more than 20
grams.
* Martha Jackson Monske,
43, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for larceny or retail theft.
* Kathy Lee Muse, 36, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pro-
bation violation, felony or
community control for posses-
sion of cocaine; two counts of
failure to appear for issuing or
obtaining property with worth-
less check; and getting prop-
erty in return for a worthless
check.
* Uriel Ramirez, 28, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for bat-
tery, touch or strike.
* Alex Andre Rowe, 19, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for car-
rying concealed weapon or
firearm; driving while license
suspended, first offense; pos-
session of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; crimes
against person, specify felony,
committed act which could
have caused death; kidnap-
ping of adult, false imprison-
ment; kidnap, commit or facili-
tate commission of felony;
and battery, touch or strike
* Elliot Christopher Smith,
25, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for driving while license sus-
pended, third or subsequent
offense.
* Steffeni Michelle Smith, 35,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use; and posses-
sion of methamphetamine.
* Timothy Justin Tacy, 41, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driv-
ing while license suspended,
habitual offender; and fleeing
or eluding police, failure to
obey law enforcement officer
order to stop.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Monday, Dec.
25:
* Dorothy Mae Bryant, 43, of
Lake Placid, was registered
as a convicted felon.
* Jose Arturo Carranza, 22,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
operating motor vehicle with-
out valid license; and driving
under the influence of drugs
or alcohol, first offense.
* William Woodard Hensley,
32, of Ninety Six, S.C., await-
ing trial for possession of
marijuana, not more than 20
grams.


OBITUARIES


Jean Fishburn
Jean Burns Fishburn, 74, of
Sebring, died Dec. 27, 2006, in
Sebring.
She had been a resident of
Sebring since 1985, coming
from Albuquerque, N.M.
She was a registered nurse,
donating time and talents to res-
idents of The Palms of Sebring
and other care facilities in
Highlands County.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Sarah Gerety of Fort
Collins, Colo.; sons, John, Peter
and Joseph of Albuquerque,
N.M.; sisters, Joan Scarpati and
Barbara Wood of Sebring;
seven grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service
will be planned at a later date.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.
Cremation arrangements are
being handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.

Wilma Hicks
Wilma Jean (Albertson)
Hicks, 70, of Larwill, Ind., died
Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, in
Larwill, Ind.
Born in
Monticello,
Ky., she had
S* been a winter
resident of
Sebring since
2000. She lived
HICKmost of her life
HI S in Kosciusko
and Whitley counties in
Kentucky. She lived in Hanver,
Germany, while her husband
served in the United States
Army.
She loved her job helping
people as a nurses aide at
Alfran, Miller's Merry Manor
Nursing Homes and Whitley
County Hospital, where she
retired. She was a member of
Columbia City Freewill Baptist
Church and while in Florida,
she attended the Parkway
Freewill Baptist Church,
Sebring.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 52 years, John R.; son,
Gene of Columbia City, Ind.;
daughters, Jenny Dement of
Larwill, Ind. and Katrina
Reynolds of Mansfield, Ohio;
sisters, Mary Watson, Velma
Spears, Barb Kries, Linda
Elliott; brother, Roger
Albertson; 10 grandchildren;
and three great-grandsons.
A funeral service will be at
10 a.m. today at the DeMoney-
Grimes Countryside Park
Funeral Home, Columbia City,
Ind., with Pastors Randall
Brashear, Bill Smith and Mark
Wagoner officiating. Interment
will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in
Pierceton, Ind.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Parkview Whitley
Home Health Care and Hospice
or Good Shepherd Hospice,
Highlands County in. Sebring.


Obituary policy
All obituaries published
in the News-Sun must
come from or be verified
by a licensed funeral home
or crematory.


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Envelopes will be available at
the funeral home. To send con-
dolences to the family, sign the
guest register or to light a
memorial candle in Wilma Jean
Hick's memory, visit www.
demoneygrimes.com.

Gertrude Hugill
Gertrude L. Hugill, 82, of
Sebring, died Wednesday, Dec.
27, 2006, in Sebring.
Born in Marion, Ind., she had
been a resident of Sebring since
1987, coming from
Indianapolis.
She was a stenographer for a
food machinery company and
had been the activities director
at Buttonwood Bay for eight
years.
Cremation arrangements
were handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.

Jack Munn
Jack William Munn, 74, of
Sebring, died Monday, Dec. 25,
2006, in Sebring.
Born in Spokane, Wash., he
moved to Sebring from Lake
Placid in 1996.
He retired as a federal civil
service employee with the
United States government. He
was a member of Highlands
Radio Control Club and was an
advisor of Whole Armour of
God Fellowship in Carroll
County, Md.
Survivors include his wife,
Charlotte; son, Phillip of
Sykesville, Md.; daughters,
Christine Robitaille of
Woodstock, Va. and Rebecca
Marsiglia of Timonium, Md.;
sister, Marguerite Villars of
Spokane, Wash.; four grand-
children; four stepgrandchil-
dren; one stepgreat-grandchild.
A celebration of life service
will be planned at a later date.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Restoration Church
of the Highlands, 8475 Sparta
Road, Sebring, FL 33872.
Cremation arrangements
were handled by ICS
Cremation Society, Sebring.

Jack Sawvell
Jack T. Sawvell,
75, of Sebring, died
Monday, Dec. 25,
2006, in Sebring.
Born in Grove, Okla., he had
been a resident of Sebring since
2004. He had previously been a


nine-year resident of
Okeechobee, moving there
from Rogers, Ark.
He was an accountant. He
served in the United States
Navy during the Korean War.
He was an active member of
various civic organizations. He
was an Episcopalian.
Survivors include his wife,,
Teresa; sister, Imogene Davis of
Grove, Okla.; and one grand-
son.
Cremation arrangements
were handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.

Gregory Sokolowski
Gregory Ronald
Sokolowski, 59, of
Avon Park, died
Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, in
Orlando.
Born in Newington, Conn.,
he had been a resident of Avon
Park since 1970, coming from
Tampa.
He was a machine operator in
the plastics industry. He served
in the United States Air Force
during the Vietnam War. He
was a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife,
Rebecca.
A memorial service will be at
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, in the
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home in Avon Park, with the
Rev. George Lockhart officiat-
ing.

Virginia Zilaitis
Virginia Rosemary Zilaitis,
83, of Lorida, died Tuesday,
Dec. 26, 2006, in Lorida.
Born in Rivervale, Ind., she
had been a resident of Lorida
since 1971, coming from Vero
Beach.
She was a Realtor. She was a
member of Lawrenceport
Methodist Church in
Lawrenceport, Ind.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Valeria Shea of Lorida and
Vicki Z. Stoeckel of Atlantic
Highlands, N.J.; sisters, Dottie
Jane Compton and Willma
Rose Smith, both of Rivervale,
Ind.; brother, Charles L. Smith
of French Lick, Ind.; two grand-
children; and two great-grand-
children.
A private family service-is;
being scheduled.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Sebring.


Jean Burns Fishburn joyfully departed
this life December 27, 2006, at the age of 74.
She had been a resident of Sebring, Florida
since 1985, coming from Albuquerque, NM. She was
an excellent and dedicated R.N., donating time and
talent to residents of The Palms and other care facili-
ties in Highlands County.
She was an outstanding Mother, Sister and friend,
deeply loved and missed by the following survivors:
Daughter and Son-in-Law Sarah and Colin Gerety, Ft.
Collins, Co.; Sons John, Peter and Joseph Fishburn,
Albuquerque, NM.; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law Joan
and Al Scarpati and Barbara and Robert wood of
Sebring; 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Frank
and Miriam Burns and two sisters, Nancy and Diane
Burns.
A celebration of life will be held later. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice,
4418 Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33872.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.






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put away holiday decorations


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Highlands County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Stewart and Deputy Kim Altier look at a car that was hit from
behind by a semi Wednesday. Stewart and Altier assisted the Florida Highway Patrol with traffic control
at the accident site on U.S. 27 south of County Road 731.

Venus woman injured when semi hits car


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
VENUS A 50-year-old
Venus woman was in serious
condition Thursday after a trac-
tor trailer rear-ended her
Wednesday.
Florida Highway Patrol
Trooper J.J. Zahller cited Oscar
L. Stokes, 56, with careless
driving in the crash that


occurred on U.S. 27 south of
County Road 731 and sent
Cheryl M. Bishop's 2001
Dodge sedan flipping into a
ditch on the west shoulder.
Stokes was behind Bishop
when he failed to slow, collid-
ing with Bishop, Zahller said in
his report.
Bishop's car landed on its
roof and was initially believed


pinned in.
"We just pulled her right out
of the window," Casey Forney,
Highlands County Fire Services
firefighter, said Wednesday.
"She's pretty lucky to be alive."
Forney and Eric Hanks, also
with the county fire service,
responded in a Sun 'N Lakes
engine but didn't deploy extri-
cation tools.


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Special to the News-Sun
Now that the holidays are
over, take down the decorations
and start the new year safely,
advises the National Fire
Protection Association and
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.,
the not-for-profit product safety
testing organization.
According to the NFPA, 20
percent of home fires attributed
to Christmas trees occur in
January. "Christmas trees can
be a significant fuel source if a
fire occurs in your home," said
Lorraine Carli, NFPA assistant
vice president of communica-
tions. "Dried-out trees burn
easily and should not be left in
a garage or placed against the
house. We recommend you
remove your tree from the
home and dispose of it properly
as soon as your Christmas cele-
bration ends."
"Even well-watered trees dry
out after four weeks," John
Drengenberg, consumer affairs
manager for UL, explained. "So
if your real tree went up right
after Thanksgiving, it should be
discarded after Christmas and
not New Year's Day."
Carli and Drengenberg also
remind you that Christmas trees
aren't the only holiday decora-
tions that need prompt attention
after the holidays.
"Leaving your decorations
out for several months or even
all year not only aggravates
your neighbors," Carli said,
"but it also leaves the wires


exposed to rain, snow, cold, the
sun, squirrels and birds longer
than intended by the safety
standards."
"Many people don't realize
that holiday lights should only
be up for a limited time,"
Drengenberg continued, "The
safety standards are developed
anticipating a maximum of 90
days of use per year because
these decorations are consid-
ered seasonal. If you leave dec-
orations out any longer, the
resulting damage could cause
an electrical shock or a fire haz-
ard."
As you unplug and store your
lights whether indoors or
outdoors remember the safe-
ty precautions you take now can
prevent hazards from occurring
next season.
Following is a checklist of
safety tips that are not only
helpful to stay safe as you take
down your holiday decorations,
but are useful all year-around:
When using electrical toys
or appliances for the first time,
carefully read and follow all
instructions in the manufactur-
er's use and care booklet. Make
sure electrical toys and appli-
ances have the UL Mark.
Use the gripping area pro-
vided on the plugs to unplug
electric decorations. Don't pull
plugs from electrical outlets by
the cord. Yanking or tugging on
the-cord can damage the cord's
wire and insulation and could


lead to an electrical shock or
fire.
When putting away electri-
cal light strings, take time to
inspect for flaws. Check each
light set for broken or cracked
sockets, frayed or bare wires
and loose connections.
Dispose of worn or broken
light sets and replace them. Do
not place a faulty set of lights
back into the storage box for
next year's use. Store electrical
decorations away from children
and pets to ensure that cords
and wires are not damaged in
storage.
Store electrical decorations
in a dry place where they can
not be damaged by water or
dampness.
To keep from having a tan-
gled mess of lights next year, be
sure to pack them appropriately.
When preparing your holiday
lights for storage, you can pur-
chase a holiday light storage
reel, or create your own storage
systems. For example, wrap the
lights around an empty wrap-
ping paper tube or a cardboard
square, or wrap each set of
lights and put them in individ-
ual plastic bags.
For more post-holiday safety
tips, to download footage of
how quickly a dry Christmas
tree. incinerates or for photo-
graphs related to holiday deco-
ration safety, go to
www.ul.com/newsroom or
www.nfpa.org.


Concerts to honor Sanctuary founder


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Special to the News-Sun
LAKE WALES The life
of Historic Bok Sanctuary
founder Edward W. Bok will be
celebrated on Jan. 9 with spe-
cial carillon concerts at 1 and 3
p.m. Carillonneur William De
Turk will perform "Music for a
Garden" and "Music Composed
for the Bok Singing Tower
Carillon." Visitors can view the
live performance on the video
monitor- behind t.the .Japanese:
Lantern and meet De Turk near;,
the Information Booth follow-
ing the concert.
The tribute marks the 77th


anniversary of the day Bok died
within sight of the 60-bell
Singing Tower, less than a year
after his beloved Sanctuary was
dedicated in 1929. A source of
personal, spiritual and cultural
enrichment for more than 23
million visitors, the Sanctuary
is a National Historic Land-
mark and Bok's enduring gift to
us all.
Bok was a first-generation
Dutch-immigrant who became a
Pulitzer Prize-winning author,
highly successful publisher and
respected humanitarian whose
life epitomizes the American


dream. After coming to
America at age 6 from the
Netherlands, he overcame
numerous challenges to become
a champion of social causes ^ a
pioneer in the field of sex edu-
cation, prenatal education and
childcare, an activist in public
health and an environmental
activist in the saving of Niagara
Falls and Tiger Creek.
Admission to Historic Bok
Sanctuary is $10 for adults and
$3 for children ages 5-12.,
Members and children under 5
are admitted free. For informa-
tion call (863) 676-1408.


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Community
News and events


Boys Ranch
seeks donations
VENUS The Boys
Ranch of Venus is in severe
need of washers, dryers, mow-
ers (push or rider) to be used
at the camp. Only donate
items that are in good working
condition. This is a non-profit
organization and donations
can be tax deductible. If any-
one has something they would
like to donate, or would like to
make a cash donation, call
699-3785 between 9 a.m. and
4 p.m.

Blood mobile
posted at
SunTrust
LAKE PLACID The
blood mobile will be at the
SunTrust Bank, corer of U.S.
27 and Interlake Boulevard,
from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29.
All blood donors will
receive a $10 Darden gift cer-
tificate. Anyone eligible to
donate is encouraged to, there
is no upper age limit. Picture
identification required.
For details on the blood
drive or to schedule a drive,
call 382-4499.

Sebring Mobile
Estates serving
breakfast
SEBRING Sebring
Mobile Estates will serve
breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 6, in the club-
house off Kenilworth
Boulevard.
The all-you-care-to-eat
menu includes pancakes,
sausage, scrambled eggs,
sausage gravy and biscuits,
juice and coffee for $4.

VFW schedules
weekly events
SEBRING The Sebring
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
4300 events for next week are
as follows:
Monday The Honor
Guard will have a meeting at
1 p.m. and pictures will be
taken of post members for the
new Post Membership Book
and black-eyed peas will be
served from 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday Ladies
Auxiliary will be serving tacos


from 5:30-7 p.m., with live
music from 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday Ladies
Auxiliary will be serving a
fish fry from 5-7 p.m., with
live music from 5-8 p.m.
Thursday Hamburgers
will be served from 11:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 5 -
Hamburgers will be served
from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
Men's Auxiliary will be serv-
ing pizza from 5-7 p.m., with
live music from 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 6 An
Honor Guard dinner will be
served from 5-7 p.m., with
live music from 6-9 p.m.

Crazy Carol
featured at
Sebring Moose
SEBRING Sebring
Moose will host a dinner show
featuring Crazy Carol on
Saturday, Jan. 6.
Ham and scalloped potatoes
will be served from 5-7 p.m.
Show will follow dinner.
Call 655-3920 for reserva-
tions.

CRA plans
garage sale
AVON PARK Avon Park
Main Street Community
Redevelopment Agency
garage sale will be on South
Lake Avenue Saturday, Jan. 6.
For information or to rent a
space, call Dave Cornell at
452-0272.

Bluegrass
Travelers Band
performing
SEBRING The
Bluegrass Travelers Band will
perform at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., at 2 p.m.
Sunday.
This is open to the public.
Cost is $1 at the door and a
free will offering will be col-
lected for the band.

Eagles host New
Year's Eve party
SEBRING Come join
the members and guests of the
Sebring Eagles on U.S. 98 for
a New Year's Eve party.
Music will be provided by


the Twi-Lights from 8 p.m. to
midnight. Finger foods will be
served. There is no cover
charge.
For details, call 655-4007.

Neighborhood
Watch meets
SEBRING The Greater
Kenilworth Boulevard
Neighborhood Watch will
present a brief film titled
"Fighting Back Identity Theft"
at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the
Christians in Action building,
2812 Kenilworth Blvd. (just a
few hundred feet behind the
Kenilworth Lodge).
The Neighborhood Watch
program includes side streets
directly connected to
Kenilworth Boulevard.

Early Learning
Coalition plans
meeting
ARCADIA The Early
Learning Coalition of
Florida's Heartland
Administration Committee
will meet at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 3, at South
Florida Community College
campus in DeSoto County,
Room 118, 2251 NE Turner
Ave.
All meetings are open to the
public. For details, call (941)
255-1650.
The mission of the ELCFH
is to facilitate access to high
quality early education and
care for children ages birth to
12. The coalition oversees the
local school readiness and vol-
untary prekindergarten pro-
grams in a four-county region
serving Highlands, Charlotte,
DeSoto and Hardee counties.

Buttonwood
Bay sets
square dances
SEBRING A "Welcome
Back Snowbirds" dance will
be from 7-9:30 p:m. Friday,
Jan. 5.
Early rounds are from 7-
7:30 p.m. Alternate squares
and rounds from 7:30-9:30


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p.m. Dress is optional.
Everyone is welcome.
Caller is Clyde Stoker and
cuer is Phyllis Hathaway.
For more information, call
Jim Taylor at 655-1608.

Square dance
lessons start
Thursday
SEBRING Buttonwood
Bay weekly square dance les-
sons will be starting Thursday.
Mainstream will be from 1-
2:30 p.m.; beginners will be
from 2:30-4 p.m.; and each
week on Thursdays. Lessons
will be from 3-4:30 p.m. start-
ing Tuesday, Jan. 9, plus each
week on Tuesday.
Contact 655-1608 for more
information.

Legion prepares
for blood drive
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69 is
sponsoring a blood drive from
1-4 p.m. Thursday.


The bloodmobile will be in
the post parking lot at 1301
West Bell St.
A person does not need to
be a Legion member to
donate. For convenience, a
sign up sheet is available in
the post.
Following are some blood
donating tips:
Eat prior to donating.
Reduce caffeine intake
the day before and the day of
the drive.
Raisins will help your
iron count.

Single seniors
meet Jan. 6 at
Crystal Lake
AVON PARK The
Single Senior Connections
Club will have its monthly
meeting Saturday, Jan. 6, at
the Crystal Lake Clubhouse
located on Memorial Drive.
Plan to arrive by 7 p.m.
Anyone who is single and
over the age of 50 years is
invited to attend. For more
information, call 385-9838.


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First Presbyterian Church

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AVON PARK At the
Sunday morning worship serv-
ice at First Presbyterian Church
ARP, Elder Tom Christoph will
give a sermon on "In the New
Year: Who Is the Faithful
Servant?," based on Matthew
24:42-46.
Praise songs will be sung at
the beginning of worship.
Special music will be Chet
Quist and Gene McEndreee
singing "He Hideth My Soul."
The morning fellowship will
begin at 9 a.m. in fellowship
hall. The adult class will be fin-
ishing I Samuel Chapter 30 and


complete I Samuel Chapter 31.
The Berean Class will continue
its study of "Hard Questions
About the Bible."
The church office will be
closed Monday in observance
of New Year's Day. The Crafty
Group will not meet on this day.
On Wednesday, the Prayer
Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in
the parlor, Bible study will be at
10:30 a.m. and continue its
study of "Creation." First
Wednesday Lunch will be at
11:30 a.m. in fellowship hallI
There will be no choir rehearsal
this evening.


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sites," Price said in the report.
He said a computer had evi-
h- dence of logging onto a search
engine known as "Excite,"
S "Copyrighted Material which has banner advertise-
S ments that include mortgage
di ated C ot companies and gambling sites
Syndicated Conten- that may have been cached, or
S- imbedded, on the hard drive.
Jamison, in previous inter-
views, said he contacted law
Available from Commercial News Providers"enf:ceenca
indicators" detected during the
audit.
-* At the time, he noted that it
-* wasn't his auditors' role to
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only to report his findings to
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ing real estate in Highlands
County for decades, warn sell-
ers to be patient and reasonable.
"You have to tell (sellers) it
will take longer and to price
their houses to sell. Otherwise,
it will sit for a long time," Bock
said.
However, she added, houses
are selling.
Both she and Boring are opti-
mistic about the future.
Boring pointed out that dif-
ferent areas in Florida have
entirely different markets. "In
certain areas the market is
down," he said. "In certain
areas you will see foreclosures.
As a result, you will see some
reductions in price."
But he said, -Highlands.
.QuncprY.jisore siabile. ."Fort, ;


five percent (of our population)
is 55 or older and have income.
We are not dependent on high
tech like IBM or Pratt Whitney.
"I'm very optimistic.
Stabilization is occurring and
we never had an overabundance
of commercial inventory. We'll
see some good days."
While the market righting
itself is a positive, the shift
affects some Realtors in a nega-
tive way, especially when they
depend on commissions for
their living.
"We have to work much
harder to obtain listings," Bock
said. "In the flush years, people
saw the work as easy, now
they're learning the difficulty.
A Realtor has to know how to
market a house, and be willing
to work at it."
"It depends on the individ-
ual," Boring said. "A rule of
thumb i. thji SO percent Qfreal


estate sales are made by 20 per-
cent of the Realtors. In
Highlands County it's closer to
90 and 10 percent or even
less, so someone isn't making a
living."
Being persistent and helping
sellers to be realistic will help
the most, Boring and Bock said.
For those people with a sea-
sonal home who might be
thinking of selling this year,
Boring said wait. "If you don't
have to sell, now is a good time
to rent them," he said. "So don't
sell, hang in there. Be obser-
vant, look at trends and supply
and demand."
Carol Heausler, of M.C. 2000
Realty, provided statistics from
the Multiple Listing Service to
the News-Sun. The totals
include the statistics from Avon
Park, Sebring, Lake Placid and
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Maxcy said. "Now, it's impor-
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so that we have a clear under-
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Square dance
workshops set
SEBRING Buttonwood
Bay square dance workshops
will be starting at the first of
the year at the Buttonwood
Bay recreation hall.
Square dance workshops are
as follows:
Thursday Mainstream
from 1-2:30 p.m. and begin-
ners from 2:30-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 9 Plus
will be from 3-4:30 p.m.
Caller is Carl Brewer.
For details, call 655-1608.
Jarrett hosting
fund-raiser
AVON PARK The Last
Chance Ranch Boys Ranch
will be hosting a fund-raiser
Saturday, Jan. 6, at Bill Jarrett
Ford.
The event will be from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be
free hamburgers, hot dogs and
refreshments for enjoyment.
There will also be a variety of
plants being sold to benefit the
Winter Olympics Team.
Dance club
offers ballroom
classes Jan. 5
SEBRING Beginning
Friday, Jan. 5, the Highlands
Social Dance Club will offer
free ballroom dance classes
prior to all Friday evening club
dances at the Sebring Lions
Club.
Instruction in the waltz will
be at all Friday dances
throughout the month of
January. Classes will start
promptly at 6:30 p.m. The free
dance instruction is included in
the regular admission price of
$5 for members and $6 for
non-members. Other ballroom
dance steps such as fox trot,
cha-cha, rumba etc. will be
taught in following months
with an entire month devoted
to each.
Both beginners and those
Who-want-to-improve their
skills are welcome.


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NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.


Avon Park VFW Post to


host 'USO-style' show


News-Sun
AVON PARK --The Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars Post
9853 is bringing a vintage
"USO-style" review to the city.
Organizers say it is the first
time that such a show has been
done in Highlands County.
"We though it would be nice
to do with the guys coming
home," said
Betty Lou Nagy,
who has been
planning the
event for the past
couple of months
with Foy Parrish.
Both are mem-
bers of the post -
auxiliary.
"We kept it a :
secret until last
week," she said
excitedly, know-
ing that the secret
was too much to
keep any longer.
The show Bonnie Gray p
comes through Marilyn Monrc
Bonnie Gray to sing at a 'US
Productions Inc. show.
in St. Petersburg.
Gray has been doing these per-
formances all over Florida,
Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey
and in Arlington, Va. The ladies
said Gray's company had also
performed during the World
War II 60th Commemorative
Ceremonies.
The company offers a num-
-ber of tribute shows .and-musi-.-
cal revues, but the one coming


to Avon Park is the USO show.
Gray said it's "an exciting revue
in the style of the USO
Celebrity Camp Shows of the
1940s and '50s."
The tribute includes appear-
ances by characters the Andrew
Sisters, Marilyn Monroe, Judy
Garland, Frances Langford,
Marlene Dietrich, Betty Grable
and The New
,VUL York City
SRockettes.
This is one of
Nearly a dozen
shows created
and produced by
-Bonnie Gray
Productions.
Gray herself is
the producer,
director, cos-
S tumer and chore-
ographer.
The show was
created by Gray
in 2000 "because
uts on her the USO Scene in
oe character the Christmas
iO-style' show was so pop-
ular." The show
is set in the
approximate era of 1944-54 and
is copied after the USO
Celebrity Camp Shows of
World War II and Korea.
Since 2000, all performances
are dedicated to that USO icon,
Bob Hope, unless otherwise
requested.
According to her Web site at
www.bonniegray.-com,: Gray, a
native of Indiana, began. her


Courtesy photos of Bonnie Gray Productions Inc.
The 'Army Babes' are just a small part of the Jan. 26 'USO-style' show coming to the Avon Park
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853.


performing career at age 12.
She is a veteran of theme parks,
cruise ships, dinner theater,
nightclub and casino work.
In the Tampa Bay area, she
created and starred in "Vegas
style" variety shows for a num-
ber of cruise ships. She has also
been a featured performer and
choreographer for other shows.
Gray's company is also a reg-
ular entertainer at the Lakeland
Sun 'N Fly-In, Pennsauken
Alliance for the Performing
Arts and the Florida Air
Museum in Lakeland.
Tickets for the Jan. 26 show
in Avon Park are now on sale,
but are limited. Tickets are $25
a couple, $15 for a single.
Dinner will be served at the
post from 5-7 p.m. with the
two-hour show starting at 7:30
p.m. Call 452-9853. Tickets
must be picked up at least t\\u-
weeks prior to the show. ,


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The Community Calendar pro-
vides a brief listing of local
clubs and organizations who
meet on a regular basis. It is
the responsibility of the group
to update the News-Sun on
any changes in this listing by
calling 385-6155, ext. 528;
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33870.

TODAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m.
at the post, 1490 U.S. 27,
Lake Placid. Cost is $6.
Shrimp also is available for
same price. Open to the pub-
lic. Tickets in the lounge on
Friday night. Lounge hours are
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 6:30-9:30
p.m. at the post, 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring. For details, call
471-1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234.
* Avon Park Breakfast
Rotary Club meets 7 a.m.,
Rotary Club building.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
meets first and third Friday in
recreation hall, Sebring. Early
rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m.,
alternate mainstream/plus
/rounds are from 7:30-9:30
p.m. Everyone is welcome to
attend. For details, call Larry
Gow at 382-6995.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11
a.m. Friday. For more informa-


tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn @samdunn.net.
M Highlands Social Dance
Club enjoys ballroom dancing
with live musical groups per-
forming from 7-10 p.m. at the
Sebring Lions Club, located on
Sebring Parkway about one
mile east of U.S. 27. Members
pay $5 donation; non-mem-
bers $6. For details, call 471-
0559 or 385-6671.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2
p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a fish
fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is
$8.50 per person. Live music
is from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The
lodge is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6
p.m. Music provided from 7-11
p.m. Pool tournament is at 8
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* MOM's Club meets at 10:30
a.m. first Friday at the First
United Methodist Church on
Pine Street in Sebring.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves chicken or fish baskets
from 5-7 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a
$4 donation. Blind darts is
played at 7 p.m. For details,
call 655-4007.
M Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner at 5-7
p.m. Elks and guests invited.
Dance music in ballroom at 7
p.m. Dinner and dance is $9
donation. For reservations, call
385-8647 or 471-3557.
Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-3920.
M Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
mini shuffleboard tournament
at 1:15 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a name,
number and message.
* Teamster Retiree's meet at
the First Assembly of God, 485
W. Haines Blvd., Lake Alfred at
11 a.m. on the last Friday of
the month (except June, July
.and August); For details, call


Paul Thomas at 471-9684.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves pizza from
5:30-7 p.m. and music is from
6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 385-8902.

SATURDAY
* Al Anon meets at 10 a.m. at
the First Presbyterian Church,
118 N. Oak St., Lake Placid.
For details, call 699-1943.
* American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Jam session is from 2-
4 p.m. The lounge hours are
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members
and guests invited. For details,
call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 69
in Avon Park serves dinner at
5 p.m. and music is from 6-9
p.m.
* American Legion Post 74
in Sebring has karaoke from 6-
9 p.m. For details, call 471-
1448
* Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series at
noon. For details, call 452-
3803.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
has round dance workshop for
phases 2,3,4 from 1-2:30 p.m.
and a beginners class from
2:30-4 p.m. at Buttonwood Bay


Mobile Home Park Recreation
Hall, 10001 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring. Cuer is Phyllis
Hathaway. For details, call
Betty Peters at 655-4470.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults and children with
special needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands County
Democratic Women's Club
meets 9:30 a.m., Democratic
Party Headquarters, 2710
Fairmount Drive, Sebring.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands
Ave., Avon Park. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) has a flea
market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
country store open from 8 a.m.
to noon and pancake breakfast
served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30
a.m. Vendors are welcome. No
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road parking. For details, call
382-2208.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge at 1
p.m. Card games are played
from 1-4 p.m. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Military Order of the
Purple Heart Chapter 601
meets at 12:30 p.m. first
Saturday at Candlelight
Restaurant, Sun 'N Lake in
Sebring. All recipients and
wives of the Purple Heart are
welcome. Call 471-9190 or
465-7074 for details.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10:30 a.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, Oak
Street, Lake Placid. For more
details, call 382-1821.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at
the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Music is from 7-10
p.m. For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays ice cream shuffleboard
at 1:15 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,


call 385-2966 or leave a name,
number and message.
* Twelve Step Study Group
for Adult Children of
Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m.
first and third Saturday, Union
Congregational Church, Room
12 o f the education building
(upstairs), 105 N. Forest Ave.,
Avon Park. Parking available
south of old church.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves a meal for
$6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music
is from 6-9 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.

SUNDAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands
Ave., Avon Park. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.


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High school is a time to build relationships


The teenage years
are a time for many to
decide what kind of
qualities they want in
their future spouse.
Where's a simpler
place to do that than
high school? It
allows them to meet
all kinds of people
from all different STEP
walks of life. They
see fellow students ELD
who have decided to
take this time in their Sebrir
lives and explore the Sc
qualities of different
kinds of people.
It's easy to spot
these classmates because
they're usually somewhere out
and about holding hands, hug-
ging, and even kissing and
sometimes an argument might
be heard.
Each student has their own
opinion of what is and isn't
attractive. Some may be allured
by physical features such as
someone who is full figured,
skinny, tall, short, has pretty
eyes, or a nice smile. While oth-
ers may be enticed by personal-
ity traits such as: honesty, spon-
taneity, a care-free spirit, or
someone who listens well.
Close relations with someone
can have both positive and neg-
ative effects on each person
involved. Some minor nega-
tives could involve a drop in
grades, or family not approving


'HANIE
RIDGE

ng High
hool


of the other person,
or friends not
approving of them.
The most trouble-
some negative could
be the aftermath of
the break-up. Not
only is the person left
with a broken heart
but they feel. as if
they've wasted their
time on someone
who never truly
appreciated them
even though they told
that person different-
ly.
But there's a silver
lining to the negative


effects, the positive ones. They
learn to trust in another person
other than family, they feel a
trust that they can confide in the
other person with any problem,
and they find an inner strength
that they didn't know they had.
Many relationships can take
a turn for the worse and become
abusive. Yes, even in high
school.
Signs of an abusive relation-
ship can be visible and other
times it could be only felt on the
inside. While both aren't
healthy, mental abuse can take a
more definite toll on a person.
Some symptoms of an abused
person are: depression, anxiety,
fearfulness, sleeping problems,
and a list of many others.
If you feel like your relation-
ship has taken a turn for the


Alicia Page and Dominique McKinnie talk before going to class at
Sebring High School.


worse then get out of it as soon
as possible. If you feel like you
can't get out, then turn to some-
one for help.
You may be reading this and
realize that your relationship
isn't like this at all. This is a
very good thing. You may have
what is called a "healthy rela-
tionship." This is the type of
connection every couple strives
for. Signs of a healthy relation-
ship consist of: respect, trust
and support, honesty and
accountability, fairness, negoti-


ation, and non-threatening
behavior.
While having a relationship
is a wonderful thing, students
have to watch for signs of it
going wrong, and celebrate
when things are going right.
Find out what is enticing and go
for it.
High school is a time of
finally reaching those final
years of school, so what's a bet-
ter way to go out than to be in a
relationship.


SWhat to look for, do about bullies


By Dr. LAURA VANHORN
Safe & Drug Free Schools Prevention
Resource K-12
Children who bully increase
their risk for engaging in other
forms of antisocial behavior,
such as juvenile delinquency,
criminality and substance
abuse.
Bullying behavior should be
taken seriously. Doing nothing
implies that bullying is accept-
able behavior.
Typical bullying behavior
includes:
Physical attacks: Hitting,
kicking, pushing, choking
Verbal attacks or harass-
ment: Name calling, threaten-
ing, taunting, malicious teasing,
rumor spreading, slandering
Social isolation, intention-
al exclusion, making faces,
obscene gestures, manipulating
friendship relationships
Characteristics of a
possible bully
Boys are more likely than
girls to be bullies. However,
girls are more likely to engage
in "sneakier" forms of harass-
ment.
May be physically bigger
and stronger than their victims.
Have strong needs to dominate
and control their peers.
Are hot-tempered, easily
angered, impulsive, and have a
low frustration tolerance.
Have difficulty conform-
ing to rules.
Are defiant and aggressive
toward adults and authority fig-
ures. Adults may be frightened
of the bully.
Are good at talking them-
selves out of situations.


Tend to have a relatively
positive view of themselves
(average or better than average
self-esteem).
Are more likely than their
peers to engage in other antiso-
cial behaviors.
*. Are more likely to be less
popular (particularly primary
school students).
Are more likely to have
negative attitudes toward
school and get lower grades
(particularly junior high school
students).
What can parents do?
Make clear to your child that
you take the bullying seriously,
and will not tolerate such
behavior in the future.
Develop a consistent fami-
ly rules system. Use praise and
reinforcement for rule-follow-
ing behavior. Use consistent,
non-hostile, negative conse-
quences for rule violation. Set a
good example for your child by
following these rules yourself.
If your child observes aggres-
sive behavior by you, he or she
is more likely to act aggressive-
ly toward peers.
Spend more time with your
child. Monitor and supervise
your child's activities. Know
your child's friends, where they
spend their free time, and what
they do with that free time.
Build on your child's tal-
ents and help him or her devel-
op less aggressive and more
appropriate reaction behaviors.
Maintain contact with your
child's school. Support the
school's efforts to modify your
child's behavior. Enlist help
from the school to try and mod-
ify your child's behavior.


Seek help from a mental
health professional.
Many children, particularly-
boys and older children, do not
tell their parents or adults at
school about being bullied. It is
important that adults are vigi-
lant to possible signs of bully-
ing.
Warning signs
Possible warning signs that a
child is being bullied:
Comes home with torn,
damaged, or missing pieces of
clothing, books, or other
belongings


Has unexplained cuts,
bruises, and scratches
Has few, if any friends,
with whom he or she spends
time
Seems afraid of going to
school, walking to and from
school, riding the school bus, or
taking part in organized activi-
ties with peers (such as clubs)
Takes a long, "illogical"
route when walking to or from
school

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The cost of college
is rising as I speak.
Most college bound
students tend to over-
look the financial
aspect of college.
According to
Collegeboard. corn
students can expect to
pay, on average, $112
to $1,190 more than
last year for this
year's tuition and
fees, though the type
of college may lower
or raise the prices
indicated. This is evi-
dence to conclude


Cm
LEVER

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Scho


that if you can't afford a college
education now, you will most
likely not be able to afford it
later due to the rising cost.
The price of attending a com-
munity college rose 7 percent
last year, compared to the
national average of 5 percent.
In contrast, tuition and fees at
public universities rose 5 per-
cent, which is two points under
the national average.
The community college sys-
tem is larger than the university
system. Community colleges
serve almost 375,000 students
compared to nearly 214,000 at
the four-year colleges/universi-
ties.
Students attending four-year
private colleges can expect to
pay $21,235. Students attend-
ing public four-year colleges
pay less than $6,000 for tuition
and fees per year. Students
attending four-year public col-
leges can expect to pay up to
$5,491. Two-year public col-
leges fees are about $2,191.
However, grant aid reduces
the average tuition to about
$400. Of all students, a whop-
ping 44 percent attend two-year
public colleges. On average,
students attending college will
pay from $371 to $386 more
than previous years; it varies
according to the type of learn-
ing institution.
Students planning to attend
college out-of-state will pay
$4,160 and at four-year col-
leges, $7,673. Thankfully, there
is about $129 billion in finan-
cial aid to help lighten the
financial burden for students
and their families.
Most parents try to do all
within their power to help their
child with college cost. Some
have special savings accounts
dedicated to college expenses.
Researchers found that 97
percent expect their children to
attend college. Sixty-nine per-
cent expect to pay a portion of
their child's college costs.
Twelve percent expect to pay
all of their child's college
expenses. Thirty-two percent
say they haven't saved anything


specifically for col-
lege.
These percentages
reveal to me that if
S parents and students
don't take the initia-
tive to do something,
the negative reper-
S cussions will
increase.
RIS Those negative
IDGE repercussions will
have an overall nega-
tive effect on the
1High
Hil economy as well as
society. The drop-out
rate will increase.
The economic
effects will be an overwhelm-
ing supply of jobs, which
means the poverty rate will
increase. It will and may be
mayhem if something is not
done to help this problem.
There are two different types
of plans: a "prepaid" plan,
which gives you credits toward
future college tuitions, and a
plan that offers mutual funds
for college investing.
As college costs rise,
American students are taking
advantage of their options. The
options are abundant and the
repercussions of them vary.
College students are taking
on huge amounts of debt to pay
for their education. According
to the Center of Economic and
Policy Research, almost two-
thirds of student loans result in
the families being in greater
debt due to highinterest rates.
Student loans make up about
54 percent of the total aid given
out each year. A student loan is
a loan is money that is bor-
rowed and must be repaid with
interest. PLUS loans are specif-
ically for parents to take out
money for their college bound
students. Parents, more than
often, take out Stafford loans
due to the lower interest rates.
Scholarships are plentiful.
Scholarships are free money
that are based on age, grade,
athletics, and other require-
ments/factors. Grants are also
available. Grants are typically
for undergraduate students and
is based on need, school cost,
and/or enrollment status.
Upon enrolling in college
work-study is paid by the
school for on-campus or com-
munity-based employment.
Despite the cost, enrollment for
low income students has great-
ly increased since 1982.
There's no escaping the ris-
ing costs of college. College
costs are something that should
be planned for. This universal
issue can be helped if one
makes an effort to make a
.change for the better. Higher
education just got more expen-
sive.


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9th grade

Hobbies: Golfing and fishing
Future plans: Undecided


Melissa Tullo Samantha
10th grade Wilson
11th grade


Hobbies: Fashion, friends
and family
Future plans: Attend a state
university and major in interna-
tional business and fashion
merchandising


Hobbies: Playing volleyball
and hanging out with friends
Future plans: To obtain a
bachelor's degree in marine
biology


Alencia Williams
12th grade


Hobbies: Playing basketball
and stepping
Future plans: Attend Florida
State University or Florida Gulf
Coast University, obtain a
degree in political science, then
go to Florida State School of
Law to get a degree in law and
become a lawyer


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Word of thanks

Christmas 2006 came and went on schedule better
for some people than last year; a little tougher this year
on others.
While thousands of us were opening presents, eating,
singing, napping and playing, we owe a word of thanks
to countless people who spent the day in the line of duty.
Emergency-room staffers were on duty, hoping for not
too large a crowd of the sick or injured. Doctors were on
call, wishing that for once their urgent help would not be
needed.
Law-enforcement officers were on the streets and
highways, hoping it would not be their duty to deliver
any terrible news to any families of accident victims.
In fire stations across the city, emergency workers and
rescue teams, firefighters and dispatch crews were at the
ready.
Travelers still en route from coast to coast or just to
make a late-in-the-day arrival home were served by air-
line pilots and crews in the air and on the ground, ensur-
ing their safe departure and arrival.
Around town, a good many restaurant employees were
cooking, serving and cleaning up after families and solo
diners who were happy for a good place to eat.
And, of course, our men and women in the armed serv-
ices were on duty, serving a global mission, one that no
doubt all Americans and people of many faiths sincerely
pray will lead to peace in our time.
It's been a heartening season, one where, around our
community, people have adopted families and offered
help, money and gifts to strangers whose needs they have
only heard about.
Even days after Christmas, with all its layers of mean-
ing, and a good time to remember the unmistakably
poignant prose of Charles Dickens, who long ago wrote:
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it
all the year."

An editorial excerpt from the Tallahassee Democrat.



Friend taken too soon


It seems like ever
since I learned how
to count, I started
counting down the
years until my 18th
birthday. When .I
finally turned 18 and
attempted to pro-
claim to others that I
was "grown," it was
brought my attention
that I was not
because I was still in
high school, I still
lived with my moth-


ON MY MIND

Georgia
Dawkins


er, and I was not
financially independent.
I was devastated. I had no
other choice but to start my
countdown again. This time I
aimed for May 19, 2006, my
high school graduation,
because I knew the moment I
walked across the stage would
bring me just a step closer to
college, where I could finally
proclaim myself as a "grown
woman."
At freshman orientation in
July, I noticed my college fanta-
sy was not the Academy award-
winning motion picture that I
dreamed it would be. It seems
that all of the other students had
family who lived in the area,
came with family, or came with
friends from their home towns.
I had no one. I was all alone.
Luckily, I am the type of per-
son who loves to be involved.
So when time permitted I was
off to volunteer and join organ-
izations on campus. One of the
first places I volunteered was
The FAMUAN, our campus
newspaper. It was there where I
met Nefertiti Williams, the
news editor and junior public
relations student, and Nicole
Bardo-Colon, deputy news edi-
tor and senior print student.
Although Nefertiti and I had
more in common, they both
served as my big sisters, and
they were always there to give
me advice and tough love. They
pushed me harder than I have
ever pushed myself, but I know
that it was all to make me a bet-
ter writer and a better person.
One night Nefertiti and I
were coming from different
meetings in the journalism
building and we ran into each
other. She could tell that I was
not myself and she asked me
what was wrong. I told her
about how my superior in the
last meeting had insulted me
repeatedly in front of everyone.
Nefertiti explained to me that I
did not deserve to be treated
that way and that I needed to
put this person in their place.


Nefertiti told me
that's what she had to
do to the same person
the previous semes-
ter. That conversation
gave me a boost of
confidence.
On Thanksgiving
night I received a
phone call from one
of my peers asking
me if I had heard
about Nefertiti. I told
her, "no, why? What
happened?" She said


her sister had just
relayed some information that
she saw online. "She's dead,"
she said to me. I started to
shake and ran to the computer,
in shock and disbelief, to prove
her wrong. As I read the article
I began to cry, and I got off the
phone.
I sent Nicole a text message
asking her if the story was true.
She did not write back until an
hour later simply responding,
"yes." I could not imagine why
someone would want to kill
someone so beautiful inside and
out. Someone who cared so
much about others.
I went to Nefertiti's
Facebook page that night to see
her exactly how I wanted to
remember her ... happy. I just
wanted to remember her smil-
ing. The first thing I saw on her
page was her comment wall,
which is where many people
shared their memories of her.
By the end of the weekend
there were more than 300 com-
ments.
I must have viewed every
picture she had ever taken in
her entire life.
While I was on her page I
came across a note she had
written to all of her friends. In
this note she thanked God for
every person in her life for
being there for her. I thought to
myself, "this is a great way to
be remembered."
The following Tuesday there
was a memorial service held in
her honor. The service started
with her friends and her family
lighting candles around the
eternal flame, which sits in the
center of the campus. At the
flame, 20 white balloons were
released for each year of her
life.
After that there was a proces-
sional that led to an auditorium
where there were many tributes
to her through song, poems, and
a picture slideshow. I learned
during the service that she was
someone different to all of us,
See FRIEND, page 19A


News-Sun, Friday, December 29, 2006


EDITORIALS/OPI ONIONS



A bit of common sense can go a long way


Some people grow up faster
than others, and yes I know,
some never do really grow up.
That's exactly what I had
started thinking about my
brother ... that he would never
grow up. Boy, was I wrong.
He not only grew up, granted
after some harsh reality slapped
him in the face, but he grew up
to be a great father. One who is
full of wisdom ... some of it
learned through the school of
hard knocks, other of it learned
through our humble upbringing.
He doesn't always speak in
the most politically correct or
sensitive way, but that's the way
he is and we know that. But,
when he does speak and is
being serious, he makes a lot of
sense.
So I wasn't too surprised
when I got the following note
from him. Now, I know he did-
n't write it but for him to for-
ward it as something he
believes in is enough for me.
"Today we mourn the pass-
ing of a beloved old friend, Mr.


Monument

needs moved
Editor:
You state letters of local con-
cern take priority. Here's big
priority.
The monument in Lake
Jackson across from Inn on the
Lakes is now above water with
easy access to remove and put
it where it can be seen and
appreciated. It is normally
under water.
Why was it ever put in such
an inconspicuous place to
begin with?
You moved the flag pole.
Now move the monument. We
all hope this time something
will be done. ,
Lois Lewis
Sebring

Owner tried to

help church
Editor:
I was shocked and appalled
when I read the December 20-
21 article on the front page
entitled, "Miracles Needed." I
do not relish being called a
crook by a pastor. How a per-
son can be so far from the truth
and forget to mention the real
truths of the situation is beyond
me.
I am the original owner of
the building that is now owned
by Refuge Baptist Church.
When I had my building up for
sale, I was contacted by the
members of Refuge Baptist
Church, who were looking for a
permanent meeting place. I told
them that I would do all I could
to assist them in making their
dream come true. This is before
the current this pastor was with
the church.
I dropped the price for them
and waited patiently while they
made efforts to come up with
the money. At that time, I took
the building off the market and
would not show it to any other
potential buyers. I even refused
several offers that were much
more than they wanted to
spend. I intended to sell the
building, so that I could pur-
chase some vacant land. When
the church found out that no
one would lend them the
money, I even offered to sell it
to them on land contract, even
though that is not what I want-
ed.
The building had once been
a quaint little restaurant with a
knotty pine interior, lights and
ceiling fans and an empty
kitchen area in the back. But
this seemed to be just what they
were looking for to meet their
needs. They intended on hold-
ing services in the front area
and were going to construct
classrooms in the back area that
use to be the kitchen, in order
to teach all the children. The
classrooms were on the top of
their priority list.
I even gave them permission
to make any changes to the
building in order to better serve
their needs, as long as I was
advised of the changes and
received copies of building
prints as well as a copy of the
building permit. The congrega-
tion was ecstatic that I did so
much for them to allow their


AT RANDOM

Romona Washington

Common Sense. Mr Sense had
been with us for many years.
No one knows for sure how old
he was since his birth records
were long ago lost in bureau-
cratic red tape.
"He will be remembered as
having cultivated such value
lessons as knowing when to
come in out of the.rain, why the
early bird gets the worm and
that life isn't always fair.
"Common Sense lived by
simple, sound financial policies
(don't spend more than you


earn) and reliable parenting
strategies (adults, not kids, are
in charge).
"His health began to rapidly
deteriorate when well inten-
tioned but overbearing regula-
tions were set in place.
"Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harass-
ment for kissing a classmate;
teens suspended from school
for using mouthwash after
lunch; and a teacher fired for
reprimanding an unruly student,
only worsened his condition.
"Mr. Sense declined even
further when schools were
required to get parental consent
to administer aspirin to a stu-
dent; but, could not inform the
parents when a student became
pregnant and wanted to have an
abortion.
"Finally, Common Sense lost
the will to live as the Ten
Commandments became con-
traband; churches became busi-
nesses; and criminals received
better treatment than their vic-


"Common Sense finally gave
up the ghost after a woman
failed to realize that a steaming
cup of coffee was hot, she
spilled a bit in her lap, and was
awarded a huge financial set-
tlement.
"Common Sense was preced-
ed in death by his parents,
Truth and Trust, his wife,
Discretion; his daughter,
Responsibility; and his son,
Reason.
"He is survived by two step-
brothers; My Rights and Ima
Whiner.
"Not many attended his
funeral because so few realized
he was gone."
I don't know about you, but
I'm like my brother. I miss
Common Sense.

Romona Washington is execu-
tive editor of the News-Sun.
Contact her by telephone at
385-6155, ext. 516, or by e-mail
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dream to come true. That of
having a place to meet and
teach the children.
T hougl it took the title com-
pany over a year to create the
proper documentation, I had no
control of that. They for all
intents and purpose had the
building as their own.
The next thing I know, I get
a call from the building depart-
ment telling me to stop con-
struction on an addition that I
knew nothing about.
In contacting one of the dea-
cons, because the pastor was
not available, I found out that
the pastor was building himself
'a new office. Even after the
pastor was told to stop con-
struction by the building
department several times, he
still continued on trying to get
the job finished. Even his dea-
cons were telling him that he
needed proper drawings and a
building permit for the job, but
he would not listen.
When I sold the building, it
had two new bathrooms and the
fans and lights were opera-
tional. The back room kitchen
area was empty, waiting to be
renovated. A new restaurant
could have been opened there,
but any time that you begin
construction to change the
nature of the building's use,
you get into different building
regulations. Anyone knows that
you can not add on a structure
to the outside of a building on a
floating patio slab, especially
on a commercial building.
I have done nothing but try
to assist the congregation in
getting into their new building.
I was also delighted to find out
that the congregation does not
consider me a crook and I even
got a call from one of the orig-
inal deacons that signed the
papers, apologizing for the let-
ter in the paper. I am sure that
the congregation is not in
agreement with the pastor's
views that were printed in the
paper.
John Sbiegay
Sebring


Katsanis should

be commended
Editor:
Having attended the Lake
Placid Town Council meeting
on Dec. 11., I don't think it was
the mayor's intent to dissolve
the police department in one
fell-swoop. I think he was
merely doing his job and want-
ed to start the discussion of
investigating the pros and cons
of such action.
Can an option be found that
will increase the efficiency of
police protection without hurt-
ing the citizens they are
charged to protect?
At past town council meet-
ings and particularly at the
town's budget hearings, con-
cerned citizens have raised the
issue of the police department's
budget and its drain on the
town of Lake Placid's financial
resources. The information pre-
sented at those meetings stated
that 88 percent of the town's
budget goes to the police
department.
I don't understand why
everyone is so shocked that the
mayor is taking his fiduciary
responsibility very seriously
and making sure that the town
is being good stewards of tax-
payer's money.
It's very easy for one that
lives outside the town limits to
be of the opinion that the Lake
Placid Police Department
should stay fully intact; after
all, we pay no taxes to the
town. Ultimately, however, I


believe this should be the deci-
sion of the people that pay
taxes to the town of Lake
Placid the homeowners and---
business owners.
It should also be noted that at
Monday night's meeting the
council found out that when
they voted in 2003 to seek a
grant for sewer hookups to res-
idents and businesses that the
price has now more than dou-
bled. Some residential homes
will cost more than $6,000 to
hook up to central sewer serv-
ices (speaking on their own
behalf that night, businesses
such as Curves will be charged
$5,700 and Hartzell's Market
will be charged $14,000).
So, if I were a town taxpay-
er, I'd be looking under every
rock trying to see if the town is
spending all of its money wise-
ly. After the facts are presented
and town taxpayers have had
time to digest the pertinent
information at hand, they can
make an informed decision
whether or not they want to
keep the Lake Placid Police
Department intact. Even if it
doesn't make financial sense to
do so, they might decide that
the perceived benefit out-
weighs the cost in this case.
In my opinion, the mayor has
done an excellent job of bring-
ing up tough questions and
investigating the facts and then
making decisions. He shouldn't
be criticized for doing so, he
should be commended.
Pam Fentress
Lake Placid


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19A


Not a good method of testing our teachers Impact fees vary


Like most people I spent the
Christmas holiday with friends
and family, but I have the prob-
lem of taking my work with me.
Sitting around the living
room as I often do with my
long-time girlfriend's parents it
is always interesting to see what
her father's reaction will be to
the day's hot topic.
Although it's hard to explain
the program in full and the
flaws in the Special Teachers
Are Rewarded (STAR) per-
formance pay plan, they cer-
tainly are there.
Most concerns focus on an
absence of rules set by the state
and a looming deadline for
counties to apply for the money
with little time to make rules or
consider the thoughts of those
in the school system.
I started discussing with my
captive Christmas audience
some of the speeches brought
up at the workshop I attended.
One young man at the work-
shop was from the Midwest and
was upset he wasn't earning
enough.
He, like many teachers,
argued for adding the STAR
money to the base pay of all
teachers and not just 25 percent
of them as a better idea.


FRIEND
Continued from 18A
yet she was the same. It was the
same smile, the same dimples,
and the same attitude that cap-
tured all of our hearts, but it
was the uniqueness of each
relationship that made each one
special.
To me she was more than a
successful model or an amazing
journalist; she was my friend


Sure that sounds
like an all right deal
considering the
money is coming
from the Department
of Education already
and isn't extra money
set aside out of the
taxpayer's pockets.
I told my future
father-in-law about
one part of the
speeches I found
funny. A lot of teach-


TREY'S TURN

Trey Christy


ers were very ener-
getic with well put
together thoughts and argu-
ments, but that one young man
was complaining that he didn't
make enough money to buy a
house with the current base
salary and the state was forcing
him to move elsewhere to make
enough money to do so.
While Florida does rank
abysmally low when it comes to
teacher salary, they are still
making a considerable amount
of money for the days that they
do work.
On the News-Sun online
forum a reader brought up that
very valid point. How many
days a year does a teacher
work?
My future father-in-law,


and she will be greatly missed.

Georgia Dawkins is a 2006
graduate of Sebring High
School and a freshman at
Florida A & M University in
Tallahassee. Nefertiti Williams
was the victim of a murder-sui-
cide in a Tallahassee home she
shared with four roommates,
according to the Bradenton
Herald. Investigators say one
of the roommates, Shundavian
Marquis Brooks, 20, shot
Williams, then himself Nov. 23.


knowing the answer
to everything, said it
was about 180 days.
Now I don't know
if that's correct or
not, but with
Christmas and other
holidays, half days
and summer off, it
doesn't seem far
from the truth.
Arguments on the
forum went back and
forth with the idea


that teachers spend
ungodly amounts of
hours away from work off the
clock, preparing their lesson
plans and worrying about trou-
bled students, but as soon as
something like that was said it
brought up the point that the
statement may be true for many
professions, like my job for
instance.
I often dwell on current or
upcoming stories, and I bet a
teacher is glad they aren't
always on call for that last-
minute breaking news story on
their off days.
So back to the gentleman
who can't afford to buy a house
on a teacher's salary. My girl-
friend is starting her teaching
job here in Highlands County in
January and is quite happy with
the starting salary. Supplement
it with my income, and I don't
see why this man is complain-
ing.
My future father-in-law
found it laughable that $30,000
a year would not be enough to
raise a family in Highlands
County with another parent
working as well, which is the
norm these days.
Does this man want to.buy a
mansion for himself? He must
know that he's in the wrong
profession if he wants to be
rich.


I don't know why he brought
this point up at the STAR work-
shop, but I doubt adding STAR
money of $1,000 or less to his
base salary and scrapping the
performance pay plan would
help any.
Is STAR the answer to higher
test scores? Teachers say no
because they are penalized by
helping one another, but then
again this is America and our
society thrives on competition.
One of the Highlands County
board members said it looks
like an incentive to increase stu-
dent learning, not teacher
salary, but at the workshop not
one teacher spoke in favor of
the plan.
Another part of the reason for
teacher opposition is they had
no input to help formulate this
policy.
They are the educators, they
know the system, so they
should know what can work
and what won't.
So while the STAR program
throws more tests into already
over-tested student laps, just to
find out how a teacher is doing,
doesn't this raise the question
of whether we want well-round-
ed students or just proficient
test takers that know a very lim-
ited amount of information that
shows up on a yearly test?
The things I learned in school
that were most important to me
as an adult can not be measured
by any test. I am glad I graduat-
ed from high school before this
kind of testing started.
I'm just sorry the state wants
to use it to grade teachers, too.

Trey Christy is a News-Sun
staff writer He can be contact-
ed by phone at 385-6155, ext.
540, or by e-mail at
trey.christy@newssun.com.


according to area


For the past two G T
weeks, I covered UEST
eight commonly
asked questions Corine
about impact fees.
This week I have
added two more
questions and answers in an
effort to clarify this whole
impact fee issue.
As I stated in the last article,
impact fees are a major part of
local government infrastructure
financing. They have done
much to change our approach to
paying for public facilities.
There are all sorts of impact
fees and they are used for a
variety of purposes such as
roads, parks, schools, fire
departments, police depart-
ments and libraries.
Listed below are some of the
most commonly asked ques-
tions in Highlands County
regarding impact fees.
If I put on an addition and
it increases my square footage
category, what will the fees
be?
The difference in impact fee
charges will be the sum of the
category you are presently in
less the sum of the category you
will be in once the addition is
complete. For example: If you
are currently living in a 1,500-
square-foot dwelling, and plan
an addition of 300 square feet,
that increases your square
footage to 1,800 square feet.
The impact fee would be $800
for the addition. ($5,100.99
minus $4,300) See the impact
fee calculator on our Web site,
www.hcbcc.net.
This is just an example of
how impact fees vary according
to area, etc.


C

B


UMWhere does
,OLUMN commercial
building fit in?
burgess Every commer-
cial unit is catego-
rized and each cat-
egory has a fee.
Depending on which category
the commercial construction
fits in will determine the impact
fee.
All of the categories and fees
are listed in the impact fee ordi-
nance located on our Web site
at hcbcc.net. Please remember
when calculating your fees, that
they have been adopted at 25
percent not the 100 percent that
the ordinance lists. Therefore,
when calculating, remember to
take only 25 percent of the total
amount.
I hope this information has
helped clarify this issue. Please
remember that we have added a
new link to our Web site at
www.hcbcc.net "Calculate
your Impact Fee." It is located
in the blue "For Citizens" sec-
tion on the home page. Just
click on the link and a spread-
sheet will pop up put in
required information and it will
automatically calculate your
impact fee.

Corine E. Burgess is the public
information officer for the
Highlands County Board of
County Commissioners
Administration.

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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-760
STRONG TOWER, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT C. DUERN and JENNIFER
DUERN: HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS
& LOAN ASSOCIATION, SUN 'N LAKE OF
SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT and
G.H. CRAWFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: ROBERT C. DUERN
and
JENNIFER DUERN
Address Unknown


1050 Legals
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Com-
plaint to Quiet Title has been,filed and com-
menced in this court and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Anthony Dieguez, P.A., attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 7950 NW 155
Street, Suite 207, Miami Lakes, FL 33016 and
file the original with the clerk of the above
styled court on or before January 23rd, 2007;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief prayed for in the complaint or pe-
tition:
This notice shall be published once each
week for four consecutive weeks in THE
NEWS-SUN.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
court at Highlands County, Florida on this
12th day of December, 2006.
L.E. BROKER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER:
Anthony Dieguez, P.A.
7950 NW 155 Street, Suite 207
Miami Lakes, Florida 33016
Ph. (305) 556-4106
Fax (305)362-3902
Florida Bar No. 155409
By: /s/ Anthony Dieguez
Anthony Dieguez, J.D.
December 22, 29; January 5,12, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 06-921
IN RE: ESTATE OF
COLETTA MARIE
GOODHART
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of Coletta Marie Goodhart, de-
ceased, File Number PC 06-921, by the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Clerk of
Court Highlands County Probate Division,
590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870-3867; that the decedent's date of death
was May 15, 2005; that the total value of the
estate is $25,000.00 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are:
Robert E. Fite
20412 -42nd Avenue E.
Spanaway, WA 98387
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is December 29, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Robert E. Fite
20412 42nd Avenue E.
Spanaway, WA 98387
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Michael L. Cahill
Michael L. Cahill, Esq.
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 0297290
SPN 02173444
Cahill Law Firm, P.A.


1050 Legds
5290 Seminole Blvd., Suite D
St. Petersburg, Florida 33708
Telephone: (727) 398-4100
December 29, 2006; January 5, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-763
STRONG TOWER, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARCIA Y. STUART and TERRY
L. BLENMAN, HIGHLANDS
COMMUNITIES, INC., and SUN 'N
LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT,
Defendants.
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: HIGHLANDS COMMUNITIES, INC.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Com-
plaint to Quiet Title has been filed and com-
menced in this court and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Anthony Dieguez, P.A., attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 7950 NW 155
Street, Suite 207, Miami Lakes, FL 33016 and
file the original with the clerk of the above
styled court on or before January 23rd, 2007;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief prayed for in the complaint or pe-
tition:
This notice shall be published once each
week for four consecutive weeks in THE
NEWS-SUN.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
court at Highlands County, Florida on this
12th day of December, 2006.
L.E. BROKER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER:
Anthony Dieguez, P.A.
7950 NW 155 Street, Suite 207
Miami Lakes, Florida 33016
Ph. (305) 556-4106
Fax (305)362-3902
Florida Bar No. 155409
By: /s/ Anthony Dieguez
Anthony Dieguez, J.D.
December 22, 29; January 5, 12, 2006
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant
to a Writ of Execution issued in the County
Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, on
the 13th day of December, 2006, in the cause
wherein Shawn Brevin Traylor, is plaintiff, and
Highlands One Inc., is defendant, being Case
No. 06000712SPS in said court, I, Susan Ben-
ton, as Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida
have levied upon all of the right, title and in-
terest of the above defendant, Highlands One
Inc., and to the following described real prop-
erty to-wit:
Lot 25, Block 7 of Orange Blossom Es-
tates Unit No. 5 according to the Plat thereof
as recorded in the Plat Book 6, Page 40 of the
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida,
A/K/A 2243 Queen Avenue, Sebring, FL
33875,
and on the 29th day of January, 2007 at the
Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands
County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring,
Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of
11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all of the said defendant,
Highlands One Inc., right, title and interest in
aforesaid property at public outcry and will
sell the same, subject to all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the
highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH,
the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of
the above-described execution.
Dated this 27th day of December, 2006.
SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Joseph Price
DEPUTY SHERIFF


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ities Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the agency sending
this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL
33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding. If
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December 29, 2006; January 5, 12, 19, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-625
FLORIDA TERRA INVESTORS, INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAN H. CHOWEN and MILDRED H.
CHOWEN, husband and wife, if living, and if
not, their heirs, successors, assigns and all
other parties or persons claiming by or
through them, and all other parties or persons
having or claiming any right, title or interest
in the property which is the subject of this
action,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: Mildred H. Chowen, if living, and if not,
her heirs, successors, assigns, and all other
parties or persons claiming by or through her,
Ch'Town at 17 Hemlock Dr., Apt. 109,
Prince Edward Island, Canada
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quite title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 52, Block 285, Sun 'n Lake Estates of
Sebring, Unit 14, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73, of the Pub-
lic 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 Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before January
16, 2007; otherwise a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 6th day of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
December 15, 22, 29, 2006; January 5, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-696
JULIO LARA and MELISSA LARA,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
ELFRIDA PEREZ, and his/her unknown
spouse, if living, and if not, their heirs,
successors, assigns and all other parties or
persons claiming by or through them,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ELFRIDA PEREZ, and his/her unknown
spouse, if living, and if not, their heirs, suc-
cessors, assigns and all other parties or per-
sons claiming by or through them,
2426 N. Surrey Court, Chicago, IL 60614
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quite title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 17, Block 104, Sun 'n Lake Estates of
Sebring, Unit 8, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58, Public Re-
cords 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 Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before January


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16, 2007; otherwise a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 30th day of November, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 15. 22, 29, 2006; January 5, 2007
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that TIB Bank, Key Lar-
go, Florida, has made application to the Feder-
al Deposit Insurance Corporation for its writ-
ten consent to establish a courier service to
transport non-cash deposits from our cus-
tomer's place of business to any of our
branch locations.
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cation may file his or her comments in writing
with the regional director (DOS) of the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation at its regional
office located at 10 Tenth Street, N.E., Suite
800, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309-3906 within 15
days of this publication date. The non-confi-
dential portions of the application are on file in
the regional office and are available for public
inspection during regular business hours.
Photocopies of the non-confidential portion of
the application file will be made available upon
request.
Published: December 29, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-822
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT. a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS RIEDLINGER, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against THOMAS RIEDLIN-
GER, and all claimants under any of such par-
ty;
ANGELO VELAZQUEZ and ANDREA VELAZ-
QUEZ, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against ANGELO VELAZQUEZ and ANDREA
VELAZQUEZ, and all claimants under any of
such party;
SYLVIA FORDHAM and SHARON TEAL, as
Tenants in Common, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against SYLVIA FORDHAM
and SHARON TEAL, and all claimants under
any of such party; and
LAND BANKERS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liabil-
ity, a/k/a LAND BANKERS, INC., a Florida cor-
poration,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ANGELO VELAZQUEZ and ANDREA VE-
LAZQUEZ, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against ANGELO VELAZQUEZ and ANDREA
VELAZQUEZ,and all claimants under any of
such party;
320 Phillips Street, Jackson, TN 38301
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 53, Block 160, 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 County,
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 17, 2007; otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 22nd day of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 29; January 5, 2006


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-692
LARA GROUP, LLC,
a Florida Limited Liability Company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLOTILDE CALVO, and his/his unknown
spouse, if living, and if not, their heirs, suc-
cessors, assigns and all other parties or per-
sons claiming by or through them,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: Clotilde Calvo, if living, and if not, their
heirs, successors, assigns, and all other par-
ties or persons claiming by or through them,
5924 N. Magnolia, Chicago, IL 60660
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quite title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 2, Block 107, Sun 'n Lake Estates of
Sebring, Unit 8, according to the plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58, 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 Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before January
24, 2007; otherwise a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 11th day of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ SaraTurnbull
Deputy Clerk
December 15, 22, 29, 2006; January 5, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-621
SUN'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public .
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
OWEN C. YEARWOOD, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against OWEN C. YEAR-
WOOD, and all claimants under any of such
party;
RUDOLPH B. LALL and NERRISSA S. LALL,
Husband and Wife, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against RUDOLPH B. LALL
and NERRISSA S. LALL, and all claimants un-
der any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: RUDOLPH B. LALL and NERRISSA S.
LALL, Husband and Wife, if alive and if not,
their.unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against RUDOLPH B. LALL
and NERRISSA S. LALL, and all claimants un-
der any of such party;
6611 Laurel Hill Blvd., FL 3, Woodside, NY
11377
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 11, Block 340, Unit 16, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4,
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 Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
SMCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before January
17, 2007; otherwise a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 22nd day of December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 29; January 5, 2006


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IN THE COUNTY COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 06-462-GC
TERRY J. WENZEL and JUDY K.
WENZEL, husband and wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
JAMES NEWBOULD and CARMEN L.
NEWBOULD, husband and wife,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF CLERK'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and
by virtue of that certain Summary Judgment
in Foreclosure and sale made and entered in
the County Court of Highlands County, Florida
in the above entitled cause on November 17,
2006, Case No. 06-462 GC wherein TERRY J.
WENZEL and JUDY K. WENZEL, husband and
wife, are Plaintiffs and JAMES NEWBOULD
and CARMEN L. NEWBOULD, husband and
wife, are Defendants, L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER,
Clerk of the above Court, will between and
during the legal hours of sale, to-wit, on the
18th day of January, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. the
same being the day set by said Final Judg-
ment, offer for sale and sell at public outcry
for cash in hand to the highest and best bid-
der in the Juiry Assembly Room, Basement,
Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South
Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Highlands
County, Florida, that certain property more
particularly described as follows:
Lot 19, Block 2, LAKE JOSEPHINE
HEIGHTS, SECOND ADDITION, according to
the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, at
Page 2, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida.
Said property will be sold to satisfy the Final
Judgment above referred to and all sums
mentioned therein.
DATED at Sebring, Florida this 19th day of
December, 2006.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Maria Simpson
Deputy Clerk
Clifford R. Rhoades, Esq.
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: 863-385-0346
Florida Bar No. 308714
December 22, 29, 2006
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST.
HEARING NO. 1587
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUB-
LIC HEARING will be held before the HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the
9th day of January, 2007, 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 request to allow a 6.7
fobt and a.6.6 foot side yard setback instead
of the required 7 1/2 feet for a newly con-
structed home, within the area described as
follows: The lot being located at 3330 Ham-
mock Road, and legally described as follows:
Lot 4, Block 20, Sebring Hills South, as re-
corded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, 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 Gary F. Lower, Zoning Super-
visor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-
1926, or you may call (863) 402-6639, 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-
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FOR FACILITY EXPANSION
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1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
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2100 Help Wanted
DENTAL Assistant position open in a quality
professional practice. Willing to train the right
person Full time Mon-Thur 8am-5pm if intest-
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Dr Horton office at 4229 Sebring Parkway.


2 100 Help Wanted
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Now Hiring:
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Mechanic II

Salary range $28,454 to $38,230 annually, dependent
upon qualifications, skills and experience
Experience in mechanical and technical work maintaining
automotive and related mechanic problems in accordance
with manufacturers specifications.
High School Diploma/G.E.D.

Benefits Include:
12 Paid Holidays per year
Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance
Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
Paid State of Florida Retirement

Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218
Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference
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for general office support with a variety of
clerical activities. Must be detail oriented, pos-
sess strong organizational skills, able to multi-
task, and proficient in Word and Excel. 2 years
of office experience required. Starting salary
$9 to $10/hr, based on experience; excellent
benefits. More details at www.archbold-sta-
tion.org/abs/staff/iobs.htm. Send cover letter,
resume, and 3 employer references to ABS,
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We will make sure that when you return to Florida, it will be ready for you.

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2 100 Help Wanted
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be ACLS certified. Fax resume 386-1358

NEWS SUN
Has openings in our
Packaging/Mailroom Department.
Hours vary with each publication.
Core days are Tuesday, Wednes-
day, Thursday, Friday and Satur-
day. Start times are generally
early evening hours. No experi-
ence necessary. Ability to lift bun-
dles and work on your feet a must,
some mechanical aptitude helpful.
Stop by our office @ 2227 U.S. 27
South and fill out an application or
call Luis at 385-6155 extension 523
for details.
WANTED TOW Truck Driver must have good
driving record and pass a FDLE background
check. Apply at Precision Auto Body 734
County Rd 621 East Lake Placid.


3000
Financial


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3050 Opportunities
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3150 Mortgages
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Or just need some help?
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We have you covered!!!!


3250 Loans & Savings
Money Wanted 50/100k. 10% return. Se-
cured by real estate. Please call 954-347-
0869.


4000
Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale
3BR/1BA, Full Size basement, in country on 1
acre lyr.old. Call 717-444-3951
4BR/1BA, Car Port-in country on 3 acres. Call
717-444-3951.


ATTENTION
Will pay cash for your home, duplex,
apartment or commercial property. Rapid
closing, "as is" cond. Call Ken or Stephanie
863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL


RENT to own Sebring 3/2 1000 plus sq ft, bad
credit ok, $115K, $750 per mo. 321-331-6793

4060 Homes for Sale
4060 Avon Park
3 br/2ba/1cg.lncludes furniture, and applian-
ces! Lawn mower 48" cut. Florida
Room20x24, Shed 10x12. Close to Lake Oli-
via. Call direct 863-314-9533 Ask for Tom M.
Whitelaw, ExitRealty All Star, 24hr Free In-
formation call 1-800-831-4070 ext 1131


4060 Homes for Sale
406 Avon Park
3BR/3BA/2CG. Includes 6 lots. No neighbors,
quiet street. Caged pool, gazebo, renovated.
One block from Lake Olivia. CBF Construction
$190,000 By Owner. Make Offer! 954-839-
8725
4BR/3BA all newly renovated. Fenced 1/2
acre on quiet st. 4636 sq ft. 2259 ft in house
+ 400 ft additional detached building. New eat
in kitchen with island + stainless steel appl.
all new bathrooms. caged porch + pool, fire-
place. Walk to Lake Olivia. Solid CBS Con-
struction.New Price S265k make an offer!
(954)839-8725
Large 2 story Mediterannian style home 3/2.5
bath over looking Lake Lillian plus guest cot-
tage $325,000 by owner 863-453-8955.

4080 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
1 brand new home for sale. access to club
house and pool 2Br/2Ba/2cg. Also 1 Brand
New Home 2Br/2Ba/2cg with access to Club-
house and Pool also. 5 min to shopping cen-
ter. Adult Community. Rent with option to
Buy. Call (917)939-3830.
3/2 LAKE FRONT HOME FOR SALE. Com-
pletely remodeled. New kitchen with stain-
less appliances, new tile floors, bathrooms
remodeled. Real wood fireplace, new boat
dock, sea wall. Too many upgrades to
mention. Asking $389,000 (954)816-7538
3BR/3BA ON canal with lake access to Lake
Jackson $189,000 with owner paid $5,000 to-
wards closing. Call 471-3369




NEW 3/2 cathedral ceil, eat in kitchen, stain-
less steal appliance, garden tub, appraised
$240,000 Sell price $229,000. Home Depot
area. 863-414-7349


NEW 3/2, double car garage, 1 acre, paved
road, Orange Blossom area. Owner finance.
Call 863-385-8871.
SEBRING 2BR, 2ba, 2cg, 1670sf Ranch home
with central air/heat. Appliances included, Nat-
ural gas, cathedral ceilings.Asking $189,900.
1810 Jackson Heights Dr
Add'l lot avail $39,900
863-385-6438


4 00 Homes for Sale
SILake Placid
3BR/1 1/2BA charming new 2002 home. Quiet
street, 3 minutes from School. Renovated +
move in ready. $139,900 by owner. Call 954-
839-8725
LOVELY, NEW CONSTRUCTION, 4/2/2 on Ca-
nal in Peaceful Leisure Lakes, many up
grades, neutral colors. Owner/Agent $325,000
863-381-4638
OPEN DAILY
NEW Model, great floor plan, 3 bedroom
split plan, 2 baths, full 2 car garage, cathedral
ceilings. 620 Catfish Creek Road Placid Lakes.
$279,000
MEYER HOMES
(863)465-7900 (863) 465-7338 after 3


4120 Villas & Condos
4120 For Sale
1/1 CONDO on Lake Jackson.55+ community.
No pets, newly remodeled 1 floor apt. Asking
$70,000. Call 381-9113
STEAL this Placid Lakes 2/1 not 55+ near golf,
lakes low HOA includes insurance, furnished
all appliances, large screen porch, 1st
$89,900 takes it. No up coming assessments.
Call 863-699-6590 after 5pm.


4220 Lots for Sale
1/2 ACRE premium lot in Spring Lake IV.
8633 Hampshire Dr. Sebring. On a drainage
canal. Cleared & filled. FSBO Sacrifice
$33,900 Call Phillip (954)376-9605
2 Lots for sale by owner 2623 Forest Point
Ave Lake Placid & 839 Primrose St Lake Plac-
id. Call 407-884-9332 or 407-739-9255
20 ACRE plus 3/2 moblie home on 2 Lakes.
$30,000 per acre, info 305-586-5552.
Building Lot for Sale Lake Placid Hwy 27 out
parcel to Tomoka Heights 126 x 214 zoned
residential may allow home business.
$137,500. Mrs Found Indigo Commercial Re-
alty 386-274-1212
SB- FLORIDA; Improved 1/4 acre lots for sale,
$22,495. lots zoned for single family homes.
Call 561-712-1144. Financing available.


4260 Acreage for Sale
SB-20 BEAUTIFUL WOODED ACREs on Ham-
mock Rd. Near state park. Fenced. Residential
and ag. zone. Must sell. $250,000. Call 561-
723-6355.

4280 Cemetery Lots
3 Cemetery plots blocks 51 lot 21, sell each or
separately $1000.00 each. 727-863-3788


Mountain log cabin shells $99,900. Home site
1-10 acre w/dramatic views!! Propose lake.
Near 2 state parks, lakes, national forest and
blue ridge parkway. E-Z finance 828-652-8700


5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5 5 For Sale


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R ETA ILE R SUN HOMES
$199 A MONTH
SITE RENT*
HUGE SAVINGS!
IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY
3 NEW MODEL HOMES'
2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS
ALL APPLIANCES,
LANDSCAPED, CUSTOM BUILT
DECK & AIR CONDITIONED
11 Kingfish-559,900*
13 Kingfish-t73,900*
15 Kingfish-'68,900*
Call 888-370-8723 TODAY!
*Site rent is for first year only with purchase of
any new Sun Home in Buttonwood Bay until
December 31,2006.*



uttonwood Bay Anl
RV Resort & ianufactured Communiy
+55 Community .
2005' Carriage Cameo LXI, 2 slides Clubhouse
$34,000. 1992' Home of merit 33' w/family
room carport,. 10'x24' workshop. Lot 12
$20,000. 2005' Recreation by design 33' lot
24A $18,500. 2005' Keystone Zeppelin 30'
w/two slides Lot 24B $17,000.1990' Skyline
33' w/screen room. Lot 14 $14,500. 1994' Hy-
line 8'x38' w/8x20 family room & 8x12 screen
room, shed Lot 41, $13,500. 1983' Spac 35'
w/one slide, corner lot Lot 97 $7,500.
LARGE DOUBLE WIDE mobile split 2/2, Large
family room, pool, and clubhouse available,
near Highlands Regional Hospital. Call for
showing appointment available. January 1, 07.
Showing appointment call 954-214-9381/863-
441-1645 Warren Wolfe
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

51 0 Mobile Homes
5 1 I For Rent


2/1 Available January Adult community
$550/mos $200 sec deposit. Call 407-415-
5962 or 407-682-4359


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
PLACID LAKES duplex 2 br /2ba CHA .Immac-
ulate nearfishing/golf Call (863) 699-0045.
6150 Furnished
Apartments
SMALL VERY nice furnished 1 bedroom, up-
stairs, suitable for one. Available Jan. Rent
for $425.00 Dep. $150.00 Pay own elect and
gas. (863)385-1806


6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
700 SQ FT. Private Downstairs room w/full
bath, carport, utilities incl.,, Washer & Dryer,
stove & frig., Wall A/C, Pets ok, on 5 acres.
$800/MTH. W/Horses $1200/MTH. Call 863-
381-6542.
SB Quit and clean large 1/1 apartment and all
utilities included. Can be furnished $695 1st
and sec. Avon Park 1/1 $495. Call 863-991-
2454 or 877-206-7772
SEBRING DINNER LAKE
area. 1/BR/1BA Unfurnished Apt, $550 a
month incl. water.
Gary Johnson.863-381-1861


6250 Furnished Houses
2/1/1 Lakefront w/screened back porch and
fenced yard also completely furnished. $750
first and security. Lakefront studio, furnished,
fenced yard w/carport, $600 first and security.
Call 863-381-4195.
4/2 LARGE, Beautiful Furnished house (3/4
acres) on Lake Josephine w/100 ft. dock, 12
x 52 Screen Porch with fireplace, big screen tv
$1700.00 (954)478-7313. Seasonal or Annu-
ally.

On Golf course 2/2/2 large wrap around
screened porch for entertaining, tastefully fur-
nished. $2000/mos or $1200/mos for year
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3/2 HOME
Lake Placid, 863-273-9092 or 863-699-0897
3/2/1 HOUSE for Rent- Placid Lakes. Call 863-
835-9050
3/2/1 ON 1 acre. $900. first and security.
2/1/2 on 1 acre with a pond. Fenced backyard.
$800. first and security. Call 863-381-4195
BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 Ig. encl.porch, Ig. Kitchen,
tile, w/d, central air/heat, golf course view
front/back no smoke/pets, Golfview Rd, Sebr-
ing near little Lake Jackson $1250+dep. 863-
773-3956 lease.
FOR RENT UNFURNISHED/ 4/2 + Den w/2 car
fenced yard, open/split floor plan immediant
occupancy $1300 mo. lease w/option pur-.
chase 407-380-2888 or 800-491-0599.
LAKE PLACID 2/2 1 car garage, Sylvan
Shores, 2 yr old, non-smoker $895/mo.
Call 863-465-3838 or 441-2844
QUIT THROWING $ away! Great time to buy
with zero down, owner financing or assistance
With clown!! Call Susan Jones, agent Bayless
Realty Inc 385-5027

6320 Seasonal Property

2/1 on Lake June dock and laundry. 3 mos
minimum all year around. No pets, no smok-
ing. Call 863-465-6499
Lakeshore Resort on Lake Placid. Fully fur-
nished 2 bedroom cottage. White sandy
beach, screened porch, B-B-Q area, dock,
boat ramp. www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com
Call Cheryl 863-465-2135
SEASONAL 2/2 on golf course completely fur-
nished at Country Club of Sebring. 381-6507
Sebring- Furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex.
Central H/A, laundry with washer/dryer
$1350/mo. Includes utilities 863-763-1759
Owner/Lic R.E. Broker

6550 Warehouses for Rent
WAREHOUSE SPACE FOR RENT STARTING
IN MID JANUARY. 20x30x10 Bay $325.
25x50x14Bay $700. Call 863-449-0006 for
more information Owner is Realtor.


7000
Merchandise


7020 Auctions
PUBLIC AUCTION
24 log home package to be offered at
Public Auction. Saturday, Jan 20th, 2:00pm
Sanford, fl (Near Orlando).
Rogers Realty & Auction.
Florida License #0002922.
Free brochure, buffalo Log Homes,
1-888-562-2246 or
www.auctionloghomes.com

7030 Estate Sales
PUBLIC AUCTION
24 log home package to be offered at
Public Auction. Saturday, Jan 20th, 2:00pm
Sanford, fl (Near Orlando).
Rogers Realty & Auction.
Florida License #0002922.
Free brochure, buffalo Log Homes,
1-888-562-2246 or
www.auctionloghomes.com

7040 Appliances
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


7040 Appliances
USED APPLIANCES Refrigerators and Stoves
starting at $99.00. Washer and Dryer sets
starting at $150.00. 30 day warranty. Used
sofa and bedroom set. Call 863-385-0007.


7060 Antiques Collectible
Visit and Shop
for Quality Christmas Antique & Gifts.
Space 4 Alligator Antique Mall
at 2651 Us 27 South.
*Thanks and Happy Holidays.*

7180 Furniture

ESTATE ITEMS LIKE NEW
Bassett Cherry 5pc dining set a399.95
Bassett Cherry China Cabinet..'399.95
7pc Italian dining set .........:.... 399.95
Contemporary 5pc. dinette set
w/caster tilt swivel chairs........S299.95
White Metal 5 pc dinette set 9.9
'199.95
4pc Faux Stone & Ash Bedroom set
'499.95
4pc Ethan Allen Bedroom set..'399.95
4pc White Wash Bedroom set
'399.95
Rattan Twin Sleeper ................'199.95
Rattan Sectional w/jaquered fabric
'399.95
Sofa Sleepers Your Choice...... 299.95
Sofa w/matching Loveseats (4 sets)
1399.95
Roll Top Desk
'299.95
Disney type Kids 8pc twin bedroom set
'299.95
Recliners starting at.................. 99.95
We are now Accepting Quality
Like New Consignments
West Coast Furniture
5535 US 27 South
863-382-1117
-GHECK OUR WEB PAGE AT
westcfurniture.com

3 PIECE LEATHER SECTIONAL includes sofa
bed and recliners $1200 OBO. Call 655-4000
BROYHILL FONTANA ARMOIRE with side
bookshelves sofa bed and love seat coffee ta-
ble, 2 end tables all like new. 772-463-1122


HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

New Mattress Sets
Twin set $198
Full $248
Queen $298
King $498
4 Piece Wicker Bedroom Set $498
5 Piece Rattan Dinette Set $498
Furniture Plus Lake Placid,
863-531-0010

7 0 Jewelry
724 Personal Items
BRIDAL SET yellow gold Marquis with Bagetts
2ct worn 1 month size 6. $3500. Samsung
50" HDTV Brand new perfect condition $1500
firm. Call 863-441-1654

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

7300 Miscellaneous
Casket real with linen. Great for parties. $400
pressure washer craftsman 2400psi used
once on wheels $350 Bruno elect wheel chair
lift for rear vehicle $850. Call 863-471-0446
or 863-381-4340
DOUBLE BOWL stainless steel sink, excellent
conditional x 32 x 7 $35.00 (863)402-0323


HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


Motor for Spa-whirlpool $100, and blower
$50, 2spa heaters $200 each, call 863-471-
0446 or 863-381-4340


7310 Bargain Buys
27' SONY TV $100 has remote control. Call
382-3659
Fabulous Mink Jacket. $200.00 Call 863-453-
8212.
LARGE BLUE color oriental rug Good condi-
tion $25.00 obo Large Green oriental rug
and small matching rug. $35.00 obo
(863)385-4049 after 6pm
Loveseat and Sofa ( Floral Print ) $125.00
O.B.O. Call 863-382-9008.
MAGIC CHEF refrigerator/freezer
(17x20x19) $50.00 obo (863)386-3636


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Monthly "Excellent Service" bonus are also available. Mileage compensation is provided.

In order to qualify for consideration, you must be 18 years of age or older, possess a
valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and have ready access to a
telephone or cell phone.

Interested parties should stop by the News-Sun office located at
2227 US 27 South, Sebring, Florida 33870, or send us an email
at rick.fair@newssun.com and tell us a little about yourself, i ...
including your name, address and a phone number at
which you can be reached.



News-Sun
Written. Printed. Published. LN Highlands County.
Newspaper carriers are independent contractors and are
not employees of the News-Sun or Harbor Point Media.


7310 Bargain Buys
MAYTAG DRYER- good condition. $25.00
(863)385-4049 after 6pm
WEBBER 0 BBQ grill new never used cost
$180. Sell for $150 includes cart. 863-402-
0323
0


7320 Garage& Yard Sales

Having a Garage Sale?
Make more money by reaching thou-
sands of potential customers. For only
$10.95 you get 5 lines for one week in
the News-Sun and Highlands Herald
Shopper, plus up to four FREE GARAGE
SALE SIGNS! If your sale gets rained
out, call us and we'll run it again at no
additional charge.
Call today! (863) 385-6155.
SEBRING -1404 Wightman Ave. Dec. 29th,
30th & 31st 8:30-dusk Little bit of every-
thing


7520 pets& Supplies
BIRDS FOR sale hand fed Cockatiel, 2 para-
keets. Call 863-781-6912.
JACK RUSSELL 8 wks old puppy, male,,beau-
tiful markings $300.00 863-441-5737


NOTICE

Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
have an official health certificate
and proper shots and be free of in-
testinal and external parasites.


PIKACHU PUP adorable! 8wks 12/19/06
PEKE-PZU P on P also PEKE mix first shots
etc ready to go. Call 471-0939

7560 Medical Supplies
/ 0 & Equipment
NEW FREEDOM machine- for the visually im-
paired. $900. (863)386-0083
RASCAL SCOOTER 230 $550.
(863)386-0083


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
1977 18FT VIKING. Center Console. 85 hp
evenrude. Riged for crappie fishing. Runs
great. No trailer. $2,900. Call quick. Jeff 1-
239-850-3403.
24 FT Harris Pontoon boat solid aluminum
deck 40hp Johnson motor, and trailer all safe-
ty equipment life vests, 2 anchors, 3 fuel
tanks. less than 5 hrs on rebuilt motor 4350
Lakeview Dr Seb. Please no calls after
7:30pm 863-385-1711
TWO SHORESTATION aluminum PWC boat
lifts 4 leg adjustable. Asking $500/ea over
$1,000 new. Call 465-0151

8400 Recreational Vehicles
TRAVEL TRAILER 01 28ft, air awning, sleeps
8, full self contain, excellent condition must
sell due to illness. $5,950. Call 471-9992


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
2006 Low mileage two seat person scooter
150cc almost new. $1200. Call 863-531-0279


FOR SALE brand new never been used Suzuki
LTZ 90 $2300. Call Anytime 381-3305
FOUR WHEELERS all sizes big and small Rap-
tor Racers. All years, makes, and model up to
2006's. Buy here pay here locations and Cha-
ney Used Cars in Avon Park 1500 Hwy 27
South Avon Park. Call 453-6765
Full Size motorcycles Harleys/Honda 1800
and
other types. All years, makes, and model up to
06's. Buy here pay here. Chaney Used Cars,
1500 Hwy 27 South Avon Park. Call 453-6765
HONDA 250 four wheeler $1100 OBO. Call
655-5588
NINJA/ NINJA/ NINJA
all sizes from 1800's and below. All years
makes, and model up to 2006's. Buy here pay
here. Chaney Used Cars, 1500 Hwy 27 South
Avon Park. Call 453-6765


9400 Automotive Wanted
Wrecked or Wornout Ford Explorer. Also
Wrecked motorcycle with good engine. Call
863-446-1049.

9450 Automotive for Sale
1988 ECOLINE Ford Van. Excellent running
condition. Electric cart and lift with it. $ 3500.
Call 863-453-6306.
1993 BUICK Le Sabre for sale. De-
pendable. Good gas mileage. Cold
air. 150k. Doesn't use oil. $800 Call
863-655-0299.
1999 F150 pick up truck with cab fully loaded.
fold a topper for pick up fixs a dodge from
2002-2006 and fixs a 6ft 4ins bed and lyrs
old. Call 863-699-1148
98 CADILLAC Deville, Excellent
Condition in and out! Very Clean,
dark blue w/ dark tint windows. Cd
player-remote. Must see! Lots of
upgrades. Beautiful car! $5000.00
obo 863-414-1738
PONTIAC Grand prix special edition, 2001
45K, all power, silver, new tires, clean $4600.
Call 863-465-5039


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and leprechauns
Recently, I experienced
"The Polar Express" with
Tom Hanks and thousands
of elves on the MOSI Imax
screen (www.mosi.org/now
showing.html).
As always, scenes are
bigger than real-life on an
Imax screen. The roller
coaster scenes were sensa-
tional, making me feel like
I was on the Express with
the children. I don't do
roller coasters in real life
because of the heights. One
look at the Imax screen
when we were at the top of
the descent was enough for
me to close my eyes and
wait out the drop. There
were screams aplenty, just
like on the real thing, when
the train was headed down
the 179 degree drop. I
peeked often, since this was
easier to take than real-life.
I was astounded to realize
that the sound speakers
were able to create the
vibration of a coaster clear-
ly enough that I felt as if
my seat was moving, just
as a roller coaster would
shake during its downward
journey.
Thinking about the elves
in the movie somehow
brought to mind the Irish
Rovers, whose holiday
show has been a favorite of
mine for years. I was look-
ing at their Web site to see
if they were going to be in
Florida this year (www.
irishrovers. info).
Remembering one of the
first times I saw the Rovers
in concert, the lead singer
of the group had fiery red
hair and stood about five
foot, three inches. I think
my memory played tricks
on me by putting him into a
green leprechaun's outfit,
but I'm not sure.
All of this made me
wonder what the difference
is between all these "wee
folk," as my Irish heritage
would call them. At www.
steincollectors.org/library/a
rticles/heinzel/definitn.html,
a definition of these
delightful people is helpful
in clearing up the mystery.
In researching "elf"
online, I came across the
library elf at www.library
elf com. This is a free serv-
ice to remind you of library
book loans. You can receive
text messages on your cell
phone, e-mail reminders of
due dates and reminders of
overdue books. I love the
things you can find on the
Internet.
On Dec. 21, 1937, one of
the most well-known
movies of all time pre-
miered, "Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs." I
encourage you to read
about this animated success
story at http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Snow_Whiteand
the_Seven_Dwarfs_(1937_f
ilm)> The innovations of
"Disney's Folly" still stand
as a signpost for all who
would triumph over the
naysayers of life.
You can also track one of
the best-known elves,
progress Sunday night by
visiting www.noradsanta.
org/index.php. You can
*choose from six different
languages in which to fol-
low Santa's travels around
the globe. While you're
waiting for the update,
there are many activities at
this Web site to keep you
busy, and celebrity message
to the troops as well.


Sunny Z. is a musician,
licensed genealogist and
computer consultant in
Sebring. She may be con-
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At more than 90 years of age, Florida Hospital Lake Placid volunteers Ellen Weaver (left) and Doris Burdick became friends while singing in the choir at church and share their
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LAKE PLACID
early Sunday afternoon, a week
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P Julie Hillier set out from Sebring
to visit a patient at Florida Hospital
Lake Placid. The Hilliers had the right
hospital but not the room number.
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ple coming and going about their busi-
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information desk and the only other
person in the.waiting room, the woman
at the desk, a slight, grandmotherly type
woman with bright, blue eyes suddenly
intent on helping these strangers from
Sebring.
Wearing her name tag, they met
Ellen Weaver, hospital information desk
volunteer who efficiently found the
room number they needed and they
were on their way.
Pausing knitting a snow white afghan
for someone on the hospital staff, she
laid it across the nearby computer key-
board and smiled. She folded her hands
in her lap and turning said, "We knit a
lot of afghans and things for the staff.
They're wonderful people here."
She explained the "we" as her volun-
teer partner Doris Burdick, who stayed
home Sunday afternoon because she
didn't want to give anyone her cold.
In those quiet moments, Weaver
explained how she got to this.desk and
about the fifteen years she's greeted
hospital visitors.
Bor in Aurora, a Cleveland suburb,
Weaver was married many years before
her promise came true, a promise her
husband made her when he proposed
marriage. "My husband always prom-
ised me he would give me a trip to
Florida," she said and added wryly,
"Well, we didn't get that trip to Florida
until 1954."
He'd made good on his promise.
She loved the weather.
"I was ready to stay then, but when
he retired in '68, we went to Fort
Lauderdale."
A small town girl, she's worked in a
bank, grocery stores, furniture stores,
and department stores.
She summed it up, "I just love peo-
ple."
Monday afternoon, recovering nicely
from her bout with the current cold
going around, Burdick, dressed all in
white to set off her snowy coif, relaxing
in Weaver's home, recited her career as
a professional musician, comparing her-
self with Weaver as a "city girl and a
small town girl."
They agreed.


Already logged several years volun-
teering at the hospital, Weaver met
Burdick during choir practice at First
Presbyterian Church in Lake Placid,
and within a short time, Burdick was
also volunteering.
"I've been volunteering since I was a
child, volunteering with my mother in
nursing homes," native Canadian
Burdick said. "God gave me a beautiful
musical gift and I was able to play the
piano at a young age and sing at a
young age."
She reminisced of the years she spent
volunteering at the Blind Institute of
Buffalo, N.Y.
About 15 years ago, Burdick moved
permanently to Lake Placid and eventu-
ally met First Presbyterian organist
David Rinald who asked her to sing
solos, especially pieces from the
"Messiah."
"That's how I got to become a
Presbyterian," Burdick said and added,
"What I was doing was giving it to the
Lord, because he gave me the talent in
the first place."
Now in their 90s and still active and
full of vigor, Sundays these nonagenari-
ans share information desk duties,
including errands and helping out in a
variety of ways.
Weaver attributed their long lives to
"the good Lord and keeping active."


When its less busy at the information desk, Ellen Weaver knits shawls for hospital
staff.


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Avon Park
Church of Christ
AVON PARK "Jesus is
our counselor," based on Isaiah
9:6, will be the message pre-
sented by Larry Roberts, minis-
ter, this Sunday morning.
A New Year's Eve party will
be Sunday night for all the
members of the congregation.
Dinner will be served at mid-
night.

Christian Training
Ministries Inc.
SEBRING The Rev.
Linda M. Downing will deliver
the message Sunday entitled
"Peace in Hard Times."

Christian
Science Church
SEBRING The lesson ser-
mon Sunday will be "Christian
Science." The keynote is from
Isaiah 43:12 "...Ye are my wit-
nesses, saith the Lord, that I am
God...Behold, I will do a new
thing; now it shall spring forth."

Eastside
Christian Church
LAKE PLACID "A New
Beginning" is the sermon pastor
Stephen Bishop will preach
during the morning worship
celebration this Sunday. The
Bible text for his message
comes from Matthew 6:25-36.
The choir will sing the finale
from "The Heart of Worship."
The Communion meditation
will be given by Newell Hull
and those serving the Lord's
Supper will be Mike Filisky,
Skook Wright, Steve Lucchesi
and Ron Carnes. Judy Crisp
will be serving in the nursery.
Welcome to the newest mem-
ber at Eastside, Lyn Andrews.
Thank you to Nelson and
Molly Hamilton for faithfully


serving the refreshments at the
9:45 a.m. fellowship time each
Sunday.
Bishop presented flowers and
gifts to Janet Couch last Sunday
after she directed her final can-
tata "The Heart of Christmas."
Couch will retire as choir direc-
tor and church secretary, when
her husband S.C. preaches his
final sermon Sunday, May 21.
They will finish 10 years of
ministry at Eastside in May.
Everyone is invited to a New
Year's Eve fellowship this
Sunday evening. Bring finger
foods and table games and join
the fun from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING The Rev.
Barbara Laucks will deliver the
sermon "Embracing Faith
Filled Enthusiastic Attitudes,"
based on the Scripture lesson
Matthew 2:13-23. Members are
now worshipping in the new
sanctuary.

Faith Lutheran Church
SEBRING The pastor's
sermon title this Sunday is
"What Clothing Will You Wear
This Year?," based on
Colossians 3:12-17. The pas-
tor's adult Bible study Tuesday
will be Romans.
The church will have a New
Year's Eve service at 7 p.m.
with communion being offered.

First Baptist Church
of Lake Josephine
SEBRING The church
will celebrate New Year's Eve
with special guests, Dan and
Pam Johnson. They have served
as missionaries in Africa for
many years and are now travel-
ing in United States involved in
various Global Impact confer-
ences. They will speak in the
morning and evening worship


services. Members will also
observe the Lord's Supper dur-
ing the evening service and
immediately following will be a
dessert reception for a time of
fellowship with the missionar-
ies.

First Baptist
of Placid Lakes
LAKE PLACID At both
morning worship services this
Sunday the topic of the sermon
is "A Kickoff For The New
Year" as pastor Darryl George
brings the message of a year of
expectation, seeking and
receiving the manifestation of
the Lord. There will be a finger
food, chips, dessert luncheon
immediately following the
11:45 a.m. service. Everyone is
invited to bring a dish and join
in this time of food of fellow-
ship. There will be no evening
service.
Wednesday Bible study,
prayer and praise time starts at
7 p.m. George is teaching a
study course on "The Seventy
Weeks of Daniel." The youth
will have a youth worship hour
in the youth worship center.
Programs for the children and
youth include Bible study, pup-
pet practice, choir practice and
drama team practice.

First Christian Church
AVON PARK Guest min-
ister Tim Storms, of Lake
Wales, will be bringing the
message at the Sunday morn-
ing worship. The Lord's Supper
will be served.
The teens will have a New
Year's Eve party Sunday
evening. For details, call Bart
Culpepper.

Heartland
Christian Church
SEBRING This Sunday
morning during the praise and


worship service, special read-
ings will be performed by Jill
Browning reading "Happy New
Year" and Ruth Cornwell read-
ing "Prayer for New Year."
Dick Swenson will sing "Down
From His Glory." Pastor Ted
Moore's sermon will be "A
New Year A New Life" with
Scripture from the book of
Psalms 1:1-16.

Maranatha
Baptist Church
SEBRING Dr. Gary
Anderson will be the speaker at
a Bible Conference to be at
Maranatha Baptist Church Jan.
7-10. Services will be at 6 p.m.
each day and at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday during worship.
Anderson is the president of
Baptist Mid-Missions, an inde-
pendent, fundamental Baptist
mission agency with nearly
1,000 missionaries serving in
60 countries on five continents.
He has visited nearly half of the
60 fields in which Baptist Mid-
Mission missionaries serve.
Anderson also served as pastor
of Springville, Pa. Baptist
Church from 1975 to 1987.
Anderson has a bachelor of
arts degree in Bible from Bob
Jones University and on master
of divinity from Biblical
Theological Seminary. He was
honored with the doctor of
divinity degree by Baptist Bible
College and Seminary. He and
his wife, Barbara, make their
home in Grafton, Ohio.
A warm welcome is extended
to all. The church is in
Maranatha Village off Arbuckle
Road, one-half mile east of
Highlands/Martin Luther King
Boulevard, Sebring.

Parkway Free Will
Baptist Church
SEBRING This week's
Sunday morning Bible lesson


"Humiliation and Exaltation,"
is taken from Philippians 2:1-1.
Pastor John Cave will bring the
morning message. The evening
service will be the end-of-the-
month-sing, followed by a fel-
lowship time. Wednesday
evening Bible study will be in
Romans 6.

Resurrection
Lutheran Church
AVON PARK This
Sunday, the pastor's sermon
will be based on Chapter 2 of
the book of Luke. The worship
assistant will be Paul Willcox,
the lector will be Pat Baker and
the communion assistant will be
Bert Kohler. The Lord's Supper
is celebrated every Sunday.
Movie night is at 7 Saturday
in Burke Hall. Bring a comfort-
able chair and some snacks to
eat.

St. John United
Methodist Church
SEBRING At both
Sunday morning worship serv-
ices, the Rev. Ronald DeGenaro
Jr.'s message will be entitled,
"Out with the Old, In with the
New," based on text from
Colossians 3:12-17. Holy
Communion will be celebrated.

The Sanctuary
Church of God,
AVON PARK There will
regular classes starting at 9:45
a.m. with Sunday school this
Sunday, followed with worship
at 10:30 a.m. There will be no
evening service. The church
office will be closed Monday.
The Soak Center will be open
Tuesday, the public is invited to
come and soak in his presence
and receive the fullness of his
glory. The Healing center is
open at regularly scheduled
times during the week with


trained staff to pray for special
needs.
See a teenager to purchase a
2007 calendar.
Midweek worship is at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday with classes
for all ages. The adult class will
meet in the sanctuary. Watch
cable Channel 4 at 1 p.m. for
"The Bible Speaks Today."
Sanctuary would like to wish
everyone a blessed and happy
New Year.

Sebring Church
of the Brethren
SEBRING Interim pastor
John Bunch will deliver God's
word in the message, "Love
God, Love Everyone," Sunday
morning. The worship will out-
line what the church must con-
sider to experience spiritual
renewal, healing and growth in
2007. The Temple Choir will
provide special music. The
Friendship Class will discuss
"Humiliation and Exaltation"
led by the minister of visitation
Wendell Bohrer.

Southside
Baptist Church
SEBRING "God's Gift of
Time" is the topic of the mes-
sage the Rev. David Altman
will bring in the Sunday morn-
ing worship service. There will
be a New Year's Eve
Communion service at the 6:30
p.m. worship hour.

Spring Lake United
Methodist Church
SEBRING On Sunday
morning, Holy Communion
will be served. This spiritual
preparation for the new year
may be taken by all who wish to
reaffirm their faith in Christ, or
to begin a new life in him.
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Try something new in 2007 RELIGION
Continued from 3C


Sometimes we get in a rut in life.
We never try anything new, just the
same old thing year after year. No
challenges, just the status quo. We
don't have any interest in "reaching for
the stars" when we can see them quite
well from our lounge chair.
Why not make 2007 the year you try
something new. Sure, you may want to
try some new food, or new recreation-
al activity, etc. But I'm a preacher so
you know I'm talking about trying
something new in your walk with God.
Can I suggest a few things for you?
1) Attend a service you are not
presently attending. You may have
been coming on Sunday mornings
faithfully for many years but have
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Wednesday. You will be blessed by these times
... try it.
2) Volunteer to teach a class. We are always in
need of teachers for our Bible classes. Sure it
takes time, effort and dedication. But you can do
it so why not ... try it?
3) Write one card per week. We have many
who write numerous cards per week. But you can


write a word of encouragement to
someone once a week. Who do you
write to? Look around. Everyone needs
a kind word ... try it.
4) Visit a hospital or nursing home.
We frequently have brethren in the hos-
pital and/or nursing home. Do yourself
a favor and go by and see them. Many
times it will do you as much or more
good than it does them ... try it.
IN S 5) Consult God first. When faced
with a difficulty, question, or dilemma
ALt take it to God first. Others want to help
MIN but many times can't. And sometimes
the advice we get from people is just
'arrell not any good. Follow the words of the
S old hymn ... "Where could I go but to
the Lord ..." Try it.
There are countless other good
works to be accomplished for the Lord in 2007.
Focus on him and seek his kingdom first as you
select those new things that you will be involved
in this coming year.

Verlon Carrell is the minister at Lake Placid
Church of Christ. He can be reached at 465-4636
or e-mail him at Vman4underpar@aol.com.


titled "A New Covenant," based
on Luke 22:20. A beautiful
offertory "Sweet Little Jesus
Boy" will be sung by Seth
Bliven, and "The Old Rugged
Cross" will be played from
Norm Spear's CD as a prelude.
The familiar hymn "Let Us
Break Bread Together" will
symbolize the union as a
Christian community. This spe-
cial meeting will take place at
9:55 a.m. Sunday.
The new Upper Room devo-
tional booklet for January and
February is available in English
and in Spanish, as well as in the
large-letter size.
The church takes this oppor-
tunity to wish its regular mem-


bers, as well as those from other
states who are here, a very
happy and blessed new year.

Trinity

Lutheran Church
LAKE PLACID The pas-
tor will speak Sunday morning
on the topic of "Wisemen, Keep
Your Eyes on the Goal." The
church will return to two servic-
es Sunday, Jan. 7.
The Trinity Ladies Guild will
have a soup and bread sale from
8 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 12.
Soup will sell for $4 a quart and
$2 a pint. All bread will be $3 a
loaf.
The church will be present-
ing the Woodhaven Music
Makers German band at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 18. They will
present a varied program of


polka, waltz, and march music.
There will be a $5 admission
fee. All proceeds will be going
to the organ fund.

Walker Memorial

Seventh-day
Adventist Church
AVON PARK The pas-
tor's sermon title, "What is
This?," will be delivered
Saturday morning. Communion
will be served.
The church at study meets at
9:30 a.m. New Year's vesper
children's cantata titled, "The
Believer's New Year's Day
Parade," meets at 5 p.m.
There are two prekinder-
garten openings in the Walker
Memorial School. Children
must have turned 4 by Aug. 15,
2006.


PLACES to


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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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


BAPTIST

Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Christ cen-
tered and biblically based. Sunday
worship services, 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. Children's worship service, 11
a.m. Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bible class-
es at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all
ages. Spanish worship service, 7
p.m. Friday. Choir practice at 4:45
p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-
6556. Pastor Ken Geren, Interim
Pastor.
Bethany Baptist Church,
(GARBC), Christ-centered, biblical-
ly based, family focused church on
798 C-17A South, Avon Park, FL
(corner of SR-17 and C-17A Truck
Route). Pastor: David L. Conrad.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning
Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Service, 6
p.m.; AWANA Club for children age
3 to sixth grade is 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday. Team45 teen group
(with Pastor Ben Kurz) and Adult
Prayer and Praise time meet at 7
p.m. Wednesday. Nursery care is
provided for all services. For more
information, phone 452-1136.
Cornerstone Baptist Church -
No matter where you come from, no
matter who you are, there is a place
for you at Cornerstone. You'll enjoy
a blend of traditional and praise and
worship music, friendly people, and
relevant messages from God's
Word. Currently meeting in the con-
ference room of the new Holiday Inn
Express, 4400 U.S. 27 North,
Sebring, across from Tanglewood
Resort. Service times are 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Nursery
and childcare provided for morning
service. For information, call 314-
0932. Pastor Randy Gaines.
Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.
Deaf interpretation available. Ken
Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055.
Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Evening Service, 7
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Michael Roberts,
Pastor. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax:


453-6986. E-mail: fellowsh@stra-
to.net.
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal, 9 a.m.
Library open, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Spanish Bible
Study (chapel), 10:30 a.m. Library
open, 11 a.m. Morning Worship, 11
a.m. Spanish Worship Service
(chapel), 4 p.m. ESL, 4:30 p.m.
Youth choir rehearsal, 5:15 p.m.
TeamKid (FLC), 6 p.m. Evening
worship service, 7 p.m. Creative
Movement Ministry. ESL Tuesday
schedule: 9-10 a.m. computer class;
10 a.m. to noon conversational
English; 7-9 p.m. computer class
and conversational English. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 5 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth activ-
ities and prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m.
Bible study and worship choir prac-
tice; 7 p.m. Spanish Bible study
(chapel) and mission groups.
Friday: 7 p.m. Spanish prayer meet-
ing. Nursery provided for all servic-
es. LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offeredon various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24-
hour prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family, friends
and faith. Sunday morning worship
service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provid-
ed for both services with Children's
Church at 11 a.m. Life changing
Bible Study for all ages starts at
9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen
Altvater leads the youth in their
quest to become more like Christ.
Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer
meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth
worship in the youth facility, and
missions training for all children.
Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship servic-
es are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the 11
a.m. worship service. Wednesday
evening, a youth group meets at 7
p.m. and is for grades seventh
through 12th. Also at 7 p.m., is a
prayer service followed by adult
choir rehearsal at 8 p.m. First Lorida
is the "Place to discover God's
love." Marcus Marshall, senior pas-
tor. Randy Chastain, associate pas-
tor. Mike Ford, bus captain. Bus
rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.
worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For more infor-
mation about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
* First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr.
James Henry, pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Bill Cole,
associate pastor education; Scott
Sjoblom, student ministry director.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening, Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for chil-
dren, youth and adults from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's
Day Out for children age 6 weeks to
5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director.
Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
401 South Florida Ave., Avon Park.
Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St.,
Avon Park, FL 33870. Sunday: 9:45
a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 11
a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. chil-
dren's and junior church; 4:30 p.m.
choir practice; 6 p.m. evening wor-
ship service. Wednesday prayer
and Bible study is 7 p.m. for chil-
dren, youth and adults. Pastor is the
Rev. John D. Girdley. Office hours
are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Phone is 453-5339; fax is
453-5556; e-mail is
theavenue@earthlink.net; and Web


site is www.ourchurch.com/mem-
ber/t/theavenue. Special
Announcement: Florida Avenue
Baptist Church in Avon Park cordial-
ly invites you to join us on Sunday
December 17th at 11:00 a.m. for our
Christmas Cantata presentation of
"Bethlehem Morning" Please join us
and celebrate this blessed
Christmas season.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School
- 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship -
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening 6
p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor. Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor
Duane Bell. Phone 382-4301.
* Open Door Baptist Church,
located in the Sebring Square shop-
ping center in the Music Makers
Music Store (between Winn Dixie
and the pet store). The Bible is our
doctrine. Our faith is the Lord Jesus
Christ. "Come let us search the
Scriptures together." Everyone is
cordially invited to attend. Bible
study, 10 a.m,.; morning worship, 11
a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday evening service, 6 p.m.
Pastor Rev. James R. Stevens.. For
information, call 402-5699.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas-
tor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home
phone: 655-0967. Affiliated with the
National Association of Free Will
Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Mike
Adams, Pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir
practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided.
For information, call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder-
garten through fifth grade, 6:30
p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
* Spring Lake Baptist Church,
7408 Valencia Road, Sebring, FL
33876. Phone: 655-2610. Pastor
Tom Kesinger. Independent, funda-
mental, affiliated with the GARBC.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
morning service, 10:45 a.m.;
Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday prayer meeting and
Bible study, 7 p.m.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Dr. George R.
Lockhart, pastor; and Nathan
Didway, director of student min-
istries. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;
Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service,
6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, 6 p.m.;


Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Youth
Worship, 6:30 p.m. and Team Kids,
6:30 p.m. Nursery provided Sunday
and Wednesday. For information,
call 382-3695.
* Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. Phone: 382-6265, Prayer
line, 385-6788. Pastor Steve
Trinkle. Sunday: Worship Services,
10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday
School for all ages at 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Service, 6:30
p.m. Ministry opportunities for the
entire family through Worship, Bible
Study, Discipleship, Music, Student
and Children's Ministries, Missions
and Fellowship. Child Development
Center available for ages 1-5 from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Gerald P.
Grogan, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass
is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in
Spanish; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Sunday; Weekdays at 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday.
Confessions are at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday. Religious Education
Classes are 8:50-10 a.m.
September through May for grades
prekindergarten through 12th. Youth
Nights for fifth grade and older are
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St.,
Sebring, FL 33870), 385-0049. The
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30
a.m.and noon Spanish Mass.
Confessions: 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday
and 7:15-7:45 a.m. on first Friday, or
on request. Daily Mass, 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday. Faith
Formation Classes for grades
kindergarten through fifth, 9-10:15
a.m. Sunday in the parish hall
(Rebecca Propst, coordinator of
Faith Formation for grades kinder-
garten through eighth, 385-7844.)
The Edge Program for grades sixth
through eighth is from 6:45-8:15
p.m. Wednesday in the Youth
Center (Rebecca Propst). Life Teen
for high school students from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Youth
Center. (William Sr. and Sandy
Manint, youth ministers, 382-2222).
Adult Faith Formation and people
waiting to be Catholic in the Youth
Center from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
(William Manint Sr., program direc-
tor, 385-0049). Choir rehearsal from
7-9 p.m. Wednesday in church.
Robert Gillmore, director of music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid,
465-3215. Father Vincent Llaria,
Pastor. Mass schedule: Summer
(May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4
p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays, 9 a.m. Winter (Nov. 1 to
April 30) Saturday, 4 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8
a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first
Saturday at 9 a.m.


CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church, 101
Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
(two miles east of U.S. 27 on
County Road 621), 465-7065.
Stephen Bishop, pastor. S.C.
Couch, associate pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; fellowship,
9:45 a.m. with refreshments; and
Worship Celebration with the Lord's
Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Janet Couch, sec-
retary; Thelma Hall, organist; and
Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building for all generations." "Jesus
Christ, the Way, Truth and Life. Alive
and worth the drive."
* First Christian Church, 1016 W.
Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825


(across from McDonald's). Bill
Raymond, minister. Tammy Johns,
secretary and children's director.
Jon Carter, music minister. Sunday
schedule: 9 a.m. Bible School; 10
a.m. worship; and 6 p.m. fellowship
groups, young adults meet at
church building; other groups meet
in various homes. Call 453-5334 for
details. Wednesday schedule: 6
p.m., choir practice; 6 p.m., youth
and family supper; and 7 p.m. study
groups for all ages. Nursery is
always provided. For details, call the
church office at 453-5334 Monday
through Friday.
0 First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Ave., (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-
0352 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald
Norton, pastor. The Rev. Juanita
Roberts, ministerial assistant.
Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; and Children's
Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Youth
Fellowship, 7 p.m.; Disciples Prayer
Group, 7 p.m.
* Iglesia Cristiana de
FRestauracion, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tel. 452-
0745. Dr. Pastor Pascual
Hernandez. Orden de servicios:
Domingo 2 p.m. Escuela Biblica
classes para todos. Domingo 3:30
p.m. Adoracion y Predicacion.
Martes 7 p.m. Conociendo las
Escrituaras. Jueves 7 p.m. Clamor a
Dios-Oracion. Estan todos
Bienvendios. Si no tiene una Iglesia
done ir, haga esta su Iglesia. En
esta Iglesia Nunca seras un estra-
no.
* Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
Sam Wirick-Velez, Youth Minister;
Cora Schwingel, Children's Director.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m.; Wednesday night
meals, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday
Bible Study, 6 p.m. Phone 382-
6676.


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

* The Alliance Church of Sebring,
4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL
33875. "A friendly, family, Bible
church with a heart for missions."
Services: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday worship service, 10:30
a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6
p.m.; and Wednesday prayer meet-
ing, 6 p.m. Ministry team consists of
the Rev. Chuck Forster, Paul Haney,
Joshua Ngunta and the Rev. Jerry
McCauley. A welcome awaits you.
Call 382-1343.


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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


CHURCH OF BRETHREN

* Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30
p.m. Interim pastor is Dr. John
Bunch. Phone 385-1597.
* Lorida Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-1466.


Sunday School classes for children,
youth and adults at 9:30 a.m.
Christian worship at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Carlos Santiago.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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


CHURCH OF GOD

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


CHURCH OF NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


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News-Sun, Friday, December 29, 2006




Linds performing at Faith Missionary Baptist


SEBRING The church is
hosting its last concert of praise
for the year, this Sunday with
The Linds. The concert will be
at the 11 a.m. worship service.
The Rev. Russ and Sharon Lind
are based out of the
Jacksonville area. Pastor Ken
and Bonnie Lambert remember
when they were based out of the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan
where both the couples lived.
God now has both couples
based out of Florida. The
Lamberts are thrilled to have
their longtime friends here as


special musical guests this
Sunday.
Russ Lind is known in partic-
ular for one song that members
hope his voice will allow him to
do this week. It is a yodeling
song. Come and be blessed.
The Linds now travel
throughout the states and are
committed to sharing the gospel
through music and preaching.
Their music will bless and
encourage those in attendance.
They will be singing songs like:
"It's Still the Greatest Story,"
"Thank You," "I Want to Know


How it Feels," "The Old
Rugged Cross," "In All His
Glory," "God of the Mountain,"
Angels in the Room," "In the
Garden" and "That's No
Mountain."
Russ Lind will also challenge
members from the Word of
God. Come and hear what God
has laid on this man's heart to
share with everyone.
The public is invited to come
and share in this special time
with The Linds.
The entire service will be
interpreted for the deaf.


Revival scheduled W


AVON PARK The World
Harvest & Restoration Church,
2200 North Avon Blvd., in
Avon Park Lakes, is hosting a
revival featuring The Morgans,
Southern Gospel Singing & Old
Fashion Preaching.
The revival will start Sunday,


Jan. 7 and go through
Wednesday, Jan. 10. Services
will be 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Sunday; and 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Everyone is welcome.
Call 453-3771 for more
information.


A freewill offering will be
taken to bless the Linds for their
ministry and to encourage them
in the work God has called
them to do.
A fellowship dinner will fol-
low and everyone attending the
concert is invited to stay and
join those attending. Those
desiring to bring a dish to share,
may.
For more information about
the concert of praise, call the
church office at 386-5055. The
church is at 1708 LaGrange
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EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer service times are 8:30
and 10 a.m. with Holy Communion
and music at each service. Coffee
hour follows the service. Babsitting
available. Newcomers welcome.
Rector is the Rev. Joyce Holmes.
Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemer1895@aol.com Web site:
redeemeravon.com.
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 8:45
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 3385278.'Phe:8465:6651'.
Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, Rector.
Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:
Holy Communion with Healing
Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care avail-
able at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Sunday service.


GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, Sebring. Sunday
morning activities: Kid City
Children's Ministries, 9 a.m. to noon;
first church service, 9-10:15 a.m.;
drinks, doughnuts and fellowship
under the tent, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
and second church service, 10:45
a.m. to noon. Sunday evening serv-
ice, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday evening
activities, 7-8: "Crave" Youth
Ministry, adult Bible fellowship and
prayer circles. Kid City Preschool
Day Care is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday. It is for
nursery age through fifth grade. For
preregistration, call 385-3111. Dr.
Randall Smith, senior pastor; the
Rev. Vince Lohnes, associate pas-
tor; the Rev. Ralph Wiley, senior
adults pastor; and Matt Wheelock,
pastoral assistant. Phone 835-0869.


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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


JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Hillside Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbat servic-
es held on first and third Friday at
7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Women's
luncheon, fourth Tuesday of every
month at noon at different restau-
rants. Torah Commentary at 3 p.m.
every Thursday. Adult educational
movies at 2 p.m. every second


Sunday. Open to the public. For fur-
ther information, call Bernie
Wolkove, lay leader, 385-1925, or
the office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive.,
Sebring. The Rev. Dr. Jack
Biemiller, interim pastor. Dr. Robert
Fritz, organist. Holy Eucharist at
9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir at 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday; Mary/Martha Circle
meets at noon first Tuesday for
lunch; and Lutheran Men meet at 6
p.m. third Monday. Phone 385-
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod, Sunday services
are at the Good Shepherd Church,
4348 :Schumacher Road, Sebring.
Sunday morning service is at 9 a.m.
Bible study is at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday devotion is at 7 p.m. The
pastor is Scott McLean. Phone:
471-2663.
1 Faith Lutheran Church LCMS,
2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Criurcr.r horie: 3.' 5-84'i Firrh I
.Closet- phone: 385-2782. Gary
Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry,
Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8
a.m. Sunday; Sunday School for
children and adult Bible classes is
9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship serv-
ice, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth group
meets at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Communion is served the first and
third and fifth Sunday of the month.
Sunday worship service is broad-
cast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m.
each Sunday. Educational opporfu-
nities include weekly adult Bible
studies. Special worship services
are on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas
Eve, New Year's Eve and Easter.
Midweek services are during Advent
and Lent. Faith's Closet Resale
Shop is open to the community from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All are warmly welcome in the fami-
ly of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
provided. Social activities: Choir,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. Weekday
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30
a.m. For more information, call Rev.
Richard Fyffe at 385-2293 or 385-
5793.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 East Main Street, Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Sunday school is at
9:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday (October
through May 6). Coffee and fellow-
ship hour follow the service.
Wednesday worship, (year round) 7
p.m. Office phone number is 453-
6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family
life.Pastor Norris will officiate at the
8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Communion
Services. Worship schedule for
November through Easter: Worship
service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion
services, first and third Sundays;
(Children's Church, 11 a.m. only);
and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m.
Worship schedule for summer
through fall: Worship service, 9
a.m.; Communion services, first and
third Sundays; Education Hour
10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent
and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy


Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, director.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring. Sunday:
First Worship Service and Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10:45
a.m. A nursery is provided for chil-
dren up to 2 years old. Evening:
Junior and Senior Youth, 5:06 p.m.
and evening service, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Friends (ages 3 years
to fifth grade), 6:15 p.m. and adult
Bible studies, 6:30 p.m-.'Dr. Eugene
,Bengtson, pastor; Todd Patterson,
associate pastor; and Wayne
Henderson, youth pastor. Church
office 385-1024.
2 Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m.
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester
Osbeck. A small friendly church
waiting for your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m. A nursery and children's church
are provided. The church is part of
Christian International Ministries
Network, a full gospel, non-denomi-
national ministry. Linda M. Downing,
minister: Phone, 314-9195, lindad
owning@hotmail.com. Casey L.
Downing, associate minister:
Phone, 385-8171,
caseydowning.@hotmail.com. Web
site is www.christiantraining.us.
* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community Church
features a casual contemporary
church. Our Celebration Service is
at 10 AM and includes a quality
nursery and Kid's world for ages
through elementary age. Church
phone is 471-1236, or Pastor Bruce
Linhart's cell is 402-1684. website:
highlandscommunity.com email:
pastor@ highlandscommunity.com
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros
y sanidad, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m.
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi-
ence the power of the word of Jesus
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir-
acle and healing. It is bilingual.
Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893.
* Unity of Sebring Family
Worship Centre at the Centre for
Positive Living, member of the
Association of Unity Churches, 204
S. Orange St., Sebring, FL 33870
(between Highlands County
Courthouse and Sebring Middle
School). Sunday Celebration
Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care
available. Adult Discussion Group, 9
a.m. Sunday. Weekly classes,
Christian Bookstore, Prayer Ministry
and Spiritual Counseling also avail-
able. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister. For information, call 471-
1122.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-


ing). Pastor is Alvin Conne
worship, 11:15 a.m. Wed
Youth Cultural Arts Mini
p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7
Adult Bible Study, 7 p
Communion is first Sunda
month. Youth ministry
Sunday. Women's Minist
Sunday. "Where there is
my people perish."
* The Way Church meet
Place, 128 N. Ridgewo
Sebring. Time schedule fc
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a.m., Sunday school at
and worship service at 1
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gathers for contemporary
teaching of God's Word, p
fellowship. Come early
after for fellowship time.
and children's church are
Reinhold Buxbaum is
bux@strato.net. The Way
for you. Phone:
www.TheWayChurch. org.


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* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, 10:30
a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:
covpres@strato.net; Web site:
www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church ARP,
215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on
LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.
Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert
Johnson is the pastor. Fellowship
time, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30
a.m.; Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;
Children's Church, 10:45 a.m.; and
Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Other weekly activities: Wednesday
Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible
study, 10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday
lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; and
choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP,
319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. 385-0107. Sunday School,
all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship
Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Senior
High Youth Group (teens), 6:30-8:15
p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study,
10:30 a.m.; "KFC" Kids for Christ
Youth Group (grades first through
fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir rehearsal,
5:30 p.m. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pas-
tor. Tracey A. Bressette, director of
Christian education.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP
118 North Oak Ave., Lake Placid,
465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@earth-
link.net. The Rev. Ray Cameron,
senior pastor; the Rev. Drew
Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary wor-
ship is at 10:45 a.m. in Friendship
Hall. A variety of Sunday school
classes for adults and children are
at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office
for more information about the
classes offered. Nursery is provided
for babies and toddlers; while young
children up to second grade have a
special Children's Church offered
during the worship service to help
them grow in their spiritual knowl-
edge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Thursday of the month,


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


SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

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


THE CHURCH OF LATTER
DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

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


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


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


UNION CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

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


VINEYARD

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


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Dr. Kelley Varner returns to
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special meetings hosted by
Restoration Church of the
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of Praise Worship Center, Lake
Placid.
The meetings begin at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Restoration
Center in Sebring, and continue
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Thursday, Jan. 10 and 11, at
People of Praise, Lake Placid.
Founder and senior pastor of
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Walter Strony will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at St. John United Methodist Church, Sebring, on the new organ
recently purchased for the church.


Organ concert set at St. John


SEBRING Susan Lewis, music direc-
tor at St. John United Methodist Church, is
proud to announce a concert performance
by world-renowned concert organist,
Walter Strony.
Strony will perform a concert at 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the church sanc-
tuary on the new Allen organ recently pur-
chased by the church.
As one of America's premier concert
organists, Strony has established himself as
one of few organists equally talented in
- both theater and classical organ. Strony has


performed hundreds of concerts from coast
to coast in the United States as well as
Japan, Australia, England and Canada. He
is the only living theater organist to have
been twice voted "Organist of the Year" by
the American Theatre Organ Society in
1991 and 1993.
Strony was born in Chicago in 1955 and
began music lessons at the age of 7. His
theater organ teachers and classical studies
were with top-notch instructors. He lived in
the Phoenix area for 22 years and then relo-
cated to Las Vegas in 1999. During its


entire run, he was organist at Roxy's Pipe
Organ Pizzeria in the Fiesta Casino, Las
Vegas and is currently the organist at First
Christian Church in Las Vegas.
Members of St. John feel blessed to pres-
ent Strony performing on the new organ.
All are welcome to attend this event which
will feature both theater and classical
music. A love offering will be taken.
The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive.
For more information about the concert,
call 382-1736.


States and the nations where he
is received by many as an apos-
tle, prophet and teacher of pres-
ent truth concerning the
Kingdom of God. He is a pastor
to pastors, and is presently a
mentor to leading ministries in
America and other nations.
Pastor Greg Davis (People of
Praise), pastors Arlan and Mary
Sapp (Restoration Church of
the Highlands), and their
church families welcome the
community to these special
meetings. Restoration Center is
at the intersection of Sparta
Road and State Road 66, two
miles west of U.S. 27, Sebring.
People of Praise Worship
Center is at 106 East Interlake
Blvd., Lake Placid (Lake Placid
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The
Sideline
SCORES AND MORE
What's Inside


Page 3D


Big deal for Barry
Zito, Giants sign record-
setting contract
Page 4D

Sagging support
D.A. in Duke lacrosse rape
case doesn't have very
many on his side any more
Page 6D


On Deck
TODAY
Boys Basketball
Sebring in Winter Haven
tourney, TBA; Lake Placid
in Ocala tourney, TBA
SATURDAY
Boys Basketball
Sebring vs. TBD in Winter
Haven tourney, 12 p.m.
TUESDAY
Boys Basketball
Walker at Lakeland
Christian, 5:30 p.m. JV, 7
varsity
THURSDAY
Boys Basketball
Avon Park at Lake Placid, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
---- Walker at Sonrise -
Christian, 4:30 p.m. JV,
7:30 varsity.
Girls Basketball
Lake Placid at LaBelle, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Walker at Sonrise
Christian, 6 p.m.


History Lesson
10 Years Ago
Dec. 28, 1996: An 8 a.m.
practice that morning
called by coach Deron
Collins helped the Blue
Streaks improve to 13-2
with a 72-42 blowout of
Avon Park in the Frostproof
Christmas Classic. The
early-morning session let
the Streaks work on things
that went wrong in an ugly
win over DeSoto the night
before, and the Streaks, led
by 24 points from Abdul
Roux, responded with a
much better showing
against the Devils.

20 Years Ago
Dec. 29, 1986: Avon Park
missed 23 free throws (21-
of-44) and watched a lead
they had held the entire
game melt away in the
fourth quarter of a 58-57
loss to Bradenton
Southeast in the DeSoto
Holiday Tournament. The
Devils led by 13 at halftime
and seven heading into the
final quarter, but turnovers
and the missed free throws
proved too costly. Corey
Jones led the Devils with
20 points.


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By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor
SEBRING

and say things like, 'Do you
believe that?' The kind of
plays that have been replayed count-
less number of times during one day
SportsCenter reruns. The kind of
plays that are remembered for years.
In other words, the kind of plays
that make you simply say, 'Wow.'
Sebring quarterback A.C. Wilson
was good for at least one of those
plays per game this past season. Some
of those plays were for touchdowns,
while others may have been simply to
avoid losing yardage in what seemed
like a hopeless situa-
tion. 'Any t
Regardless of the
outcome of any play, touch
Wilson, the 2006
News-Sun Player of the ball sol
Year, had the knack for
turning nothing into good
something and for turn-
ing the ordinary into happen
the sublime.
"It was pretty easy made it
putting a highlight film
together for him," a lot
Sebring coach Jared
Hamlin said.
Wilson turned in JARED]
what may have been Sebrin
the best individual sta-
tistical performance of any player in
Highlands County history. He threw
for 1,705 yards and 12 touchdowns
while running for 974 yards aver-
aging 5.4 yards per carry and 13
scores.
Both his rushing, passing and scor-
ing numbers were by far the best in
the county, and his 2,679 total yards
accounted for over 63 percent of
Sebring's total offense for the season.
"Any time he touched the ball
something good could happen, and he
made it happen a lot for us," Hamlin
said.
Which is why Hamlin was a little
depressed when talking about what
life will be like in the post-Wilson
era.


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. "He's going to be a hard one to
replace. He had 2,600 combined
yards and 25 touchdowns. He did a
lot of great things back there for us.
You don't get a kid that can run the
way he does and throw the way he
does very often. He's a special kid.
"When one kid is responsible (that
much) of your offense, it's extremely
difficult (to replace him). We've got
some kids coming back, but we're not
going to have the same type of kid
back there at quarterback. We don't
know who's going to be back there
yet, but we'll have to rely on some of
the other players to pick up the
slack."
Hamlin said the Palmetto game on
Sept. 1 was perhaps Wilson's best
overall game, even
me he though the Streaks lost
31-28 despite Wilson
id the throwing for 229 yards
and a pair of touch-
tething downs and also run-
ning for 86 yards.
could "He made real good
decisions and made
and he some 'wow' plays dur-
ing that game, scram-
happen bling around and
throwing the ball
W) US. downfield. That was
probably the most
A N memorable game he
AMLIN, had," Hamlin said
coach Wilson said his top
play came Oct. 20 at
Port St. Lucie when he appeared to be
swarmed under at the line of scrim-
mage on a scramble to his right, but
somehow popped out of the scrum
and raced up the sideline for a big
gain on his way to a 152 yards rush-
ing and three TDs (he also threw for
another in the 48-3 blowout).
"I've seen it on film, where I hit the
hole and everybody was like 'Oh,
they've got him,' and then I came out
of the hole and was gone," Wilson
said. "Every time I see it, I get chills."
It got to where it was more of a
surprise when Wilson didn't make a
big play.
"You always expected something
See WILSON, page 6D


2006 News-Sun

All-County Football Team


OFFENSE
QUARTERBACK
T.K. Hill
Sr. Avon Park
80-of-145, 1,190 yds, 12 TDs

RUNNING BACKS
Stephen Gist
Sr. Lake Placid
154 carries, 752 yards, 4 TDs
Roytre Hill
Sr. Lake Placid
96 carries, 632 yards, 6 TDs

TIGHT END
Kyle Hoffner
Sr. Sebring
28 catches, 631 yards, 6 TDs

RECEIVERS
Sam Robinson
Jr.. Sebring
53 catches, 1,105 yards, 9 TDs
Marcus Wyche
Sr. Avon Park
31 catches, 757 yards, 6 TDs

LINEMEN
Kyle Jackson
Soph. -Avon Park
J.C. Shoop
Sr. Sebring
Tyler O'Bannon
Sr. Sebring
Mike Dozier
Sr. Sebring
Diego Vasquez
Sr. Lake Placid

ATHLETE
A.C. Wilson
Sr. Sebring
31 carries, 974 yards, 13 TDs
85-of-166, 1,705 yards, 12 TDs

KICKER
Joseph Lezama
Soph. Sebring
2-of-5 FG, 27-of-28 PAT


DEFENSE
S LINEMEN
Josue Ortiz
Sr. Avon Park
35 tackles, 11.0 sacks
Austin Andrews
Sr. Sebring
12 tackles, 3.5 sacks
Jamaa Massaline
Sr. Sebring
32 tackles, 4.0 sacks
Frederick Mixon
Jr.. Avon Park
31 tackles, 2.0 sacks

LINEBACKERS
Orlando Howard
Sr. Sebring
57 tackles, 2.0 sacks
Kenny Daniels
Soph. Sebring
45 tackles
Alvin Hinson
Soph. Avon Park
34 tackles

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Devon Wilson
Sr. Avon Park
40 tackles, 2 Int.
Colt Williams
Sr. Sebring
24 tackles, 3 FR, 1 Int.
O.J. Williams
Sr. Lake Placid
34 tackles, 3 Int.
Devarius Dawkins
Sr. Sebring
26 tackles, 3 Int, 2 FR

PUNTER
Brandon Jones
Sr. Lake Placid

COACH OF
THE YEAR
Earnest Perkins
Avon Park


SCOTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
Eluding defenders to get big yardage was something
2006 Highlands County Player of the Year A.C.
Wilson did on a regular basis this past season.


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Baseball, softball
sign-ups set in LP
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Youth Baseball is now
accepting registrations for the
2007 season. There are numer-
ous ways to register. You may
pick up and submit forms at
Lake Placid Marine (310 U.S.
27 South) and there will be
sign-ups at the Lake Placid
Middle School gymnasium
from 9 a.m. until noon, on
Saturday, Jan. 6 and at the
Lake June Ball Field from 9
a.m. until noon on Saturday,
Jan. 13. Registration forms
will be sent out to all public
and private schools
Wednesday, Jan. 10.
Forms are available online
at townoflp@htn.net. Go to
"Parks and Recreation" then
go to "Youth Baseball."
Registration deadline is
Thursday, Jan. 18.
The draft is at 10 a.m., on
Saturday, Jan. 20. There will
be no registrations taken the
day of the draft. Tee-ball regis-
tration is $25 (ages 5-6). The
registration fee for league ages
7-10 is $40. League age for
baseball is the player's age as
of April 30, 2007. A copy of
the player's birth certificate is
required.
Call Laura at 465-6866 if
you have any questions.
Lake Placid Girls Softball
(ages 7-9) is now accepting
registrations for the 2007 sea-
son. There will also be sign-
ups at the Lake June Ballfields.
Registration fees are $40
and a copy of the player's birth
certificate is required. League
age for softball is the player's
age as of June 1, 2006.
Call Heather at 465-9187 if
you have any questions.
Softball league opens
season on Jan. 4
AVON PARK The four-
team Super Senior Softball
League will start its three-
month schedule of games on
Jan. 4. There is still room for a
Sfew players on the four teams.
_ Anyone having reached his
70th birthday no later than Jan.
1, 2008, qualifies.
If interested, come to prac-
tices at Durrah Martin Field
(behind the Clock Restaurant)
in Avon Park Tuesdays and
Thursday at 9 a.m.
For more information, call
either Stewart Hayner at 385-
6152 or Paul DuBrule at 452-
0581.
This is a fun league with
rules designed to avoid
injuries, so don't hesitate to
come out even if you haven't
played ball for a while.
9-hole golf league on
tap at River Greens
AVON PARK River
Greens will host a nine-hole
golf league sponsored by
Florida Hospital Fitness
Center. This league will run
Thursday beginning Jan. 11
and last until March 29 with
tee times from 7:15-8 a.m.
Enjoy nine holes at River
Greens every week and also
receive a special warm-up ses-
sion each week with a Fitness
Center trainer.
The league will include
prizes, raffles, free gifts and
more, throughout the 12


weeks. There is a $10 registra-
tion fee per person and a week-
ly $15 fee for golf. The field is
limited to the first 28 people so
sign up now before it's too
late.
Contact Tim Myers at 402-
3160 or Jason Beatty at 453-
5210 to sign up.
AP Youth Baseball
sets registrations
AVON PARK -
Registration for Avon Park
Baseball is scheduled for 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
13 and Jan. 20. The draft will
be Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. for
Pitching Machine (ages 7-8)
and 7 p.m. for Minors (ages 9-
10). This will be a mandatory
meeting for all coaches.
Pitching Machine league is
for children 7-8 years old.
Minors is for children 9-11
years old. All baseball players
must be this age as of May 1,
2007.
Registration is $45. A copy
of the player's birth certificate
is required. There are no
copies of birth certificates for
previous players on file.
After Feb. 1, the registration
fee will be $60.
Sebring Youth Baseball
sets sign-up dates
SEBRING Registrations
for Sebring Youth Baseball
will be held on several dates in
the upcoming weeks. The sign-
ups will be at Max Long
Recreational Complex on
Saturday (Dec. 30, Jan. 6 and
13) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
and on Thursday, Jan. 4, and
Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6-8
p.m.
Ages (as of May 1) for tee-
ball are 4-6, for pitching
machine are 7-8 and for
minors are 9-10. Cost is $65
for the first child in a family
and $40 for each additional
child. A copy of the child's
birth certificate is needed at
the time of registration.
For more information, con-
tact Wendell Faircloth at 381-
3488.
Senior softball league
forming in Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid senior men's soft-
ball season begins soon and
new players are needed. If you
are at least.50 years old and
desire to play softball this win-
ter, come out to Lake June
field on Mondays and
Wednesday at 9 a.m.
For more information call
465-1577.
SFCC plans volleyball
camp in January
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
will hold a three-day volleyball
camp for middle school-aged
girls Jan. 3-5.
The camp will be from 5-8
p.m. the first day with registra-
tion the first half hour, and
5:30-8:30 p.m. the final two
days. The cost is $90 per
camper and the camp is limited
to the first 30 applicants.
Call 784-7037 or 465-5300,
ext. 7037 or contact coach Kim
Crawford at 381-4089 or e-
mail her at kim.crawford@
southflorida.edu for more
information.


Sports contact information


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385-6155, Ext. 541
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385-6155, Ext. 517 or
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Milwaukee 15 14 .517 4
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Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
Dallas 21 7 .750 -
San Antonio 21 8 .724 1
Houston 17 12 .586 4%2
New Orleans 11 17.393 10
Memphis 6 24 .200 16
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Utah 21 8 .724 -
Denver 15 10 .600 4
Minnesota 12 14 .462 7%/
Portland 13 16 .448 8
Seattle 12 17 .414 9
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Phoenix 19 7 .731 -
L.A. Lakers 19 10 .655 11/2
Golden State 15 15.500 6
Sacramento 12 14 .462 7
L.A. Clippers .12 16 .429 8
Tuesday's Games
Indiana 81, Houston 76
Washington 116, Memphis 101
Detroit 92, New Jersey 91
Milwaukee 114, San Antonio 107
Minnesota 100, Chicago 98
Dallas 97, Charlotte 84
Denver 116, Boston 105
Phoenix 110, Portland 87
Utah 102, L.A. Clippers 92
Seattle 102, New Orleans 94
Golden State 116, Philadelphia 97
Wednesday's Games
L.A. Lakers 106, Orlando 93
Cleveland 89, Atlanta 76
Toronto 100, Minnesota 97
Washington 114, Charlotte 107
New York 151, Detroit 145, 30T
Houston 96, New Jersey 71
Milwaukee 112, Memphis 96
Chicago 109, Miami 103
Sacramento 101, Philadelphia 76
Portland 100, New Orleans 85
L.A. Clippers 100, Boston 77
Thursday's Games
Utah at San Antonio, late
Phoenix at Dallas, late
Seattle at Denver, late
Today's Games
Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Indiana at Detroit, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
New York at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Philadelphia at Portland, 10 p.m.
Boston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Sacramento at L.A. Clippers, 10:30
p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 20 13 3 43 95 89
N.Y. Islanders 19 14 3 41109100
N.Y.Rangers 18 16 4 40115122
Pittsburgh 15 15 6 36112122
Philadelphia 8 24 4 20 84 139
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Buffalo 26 7 3 55144106
Montreal 22 9 5 49116 98
Ottawa 19 18 1 39123113
Boston 18 13 3 39106116
Toronto 17 16 5 39123130
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Atlanta 23 10 6 52126115
Carolina 20 14 4 44119115


x-New England
N.Y. Jets
Buffalo
Miami


x-lndianapolis
Tennessee
Jacksonville
Houston


x-Baltimore
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Cleveland


x-San Diego
Denver
Kansas City
Oakland


East
W L T Pet
11 4 0.733
9 6 0.600
7 8 0.467
6 9 0.400
South
W L T Pet
11 4 0.733
8 7 0 .533
8 7 0 .533
5 10 0.333
North
W L T Pct
12 3 0 .800
8 7 0 .533
7 8 0.467
4 11 0 .267
West
W L T Pct
13 2 0 .867
9 6 0 .600
8 7 0 .533
2 13 0 .133


PF PA
345 214
293 292
293 292
238 256

PF PA
400 338
301 360
341 239
253 360

PF PA
334194
356 308
330 298
232 342

PF PA
465 283
296 279
296 285
165309


NATIONAL CONFERENCE


y-Philadelphia
y-Dallas
N.Y. Giants
Washington

x-New Orleans
Carolina
Atlanta
Tampa Bay


x-Chicago
Green Bay
Minnesota
Detroit


x-Seattle
St. Louis
San Francisco
Arizona


East
W L T Pct PF PA
9 6 0.600 374311
9 6 0.600 394311
7 8 0 .467 321 334
5 10 0.333 279342
South
W L T Pct PF PA
10 5 0.667 392 291
7 8 0.467 239284
7 8 0.467 275304
4 11 0.267 204330
North
W L T Pct PF PA
13 2 0.867 420229
7 8 0.467 275359
6 9 0 .400 261 286
2 13 0.133 266367
West
W L T Pct PF PA
8 7 0.533 312334
7 8 0.467 326360
6 9 0.400 272 389
5 10 0.333 294362


x-clinched division
y-clinched playoff spot


Saturday's Game
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m.
Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
St. Louis at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Houston, 1 p.m.
Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Seattle at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Buffalo at Baltimore, 4:15 p.m.
Miami at Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m.
Arizona at San Diego, 4:15 p.m.
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
San Francisco at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Green Bay at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.
End Regular Season

TEAM STATS
AVERAGE PER GAME
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE


Indianapolis
San Diego
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Jacksonville
New England
Kansas City
Baltimore
Denver
New York Jets
Miami
Tennessee
Houston
Buffalo


Offense
Yards
378.1
363.5
349.5
344.5
335.1
330.3
316.5
316.3
308.4
308.3
307.1
297.9
285.7
267.9


Pass
268.4
202.9
230.5
238.8
173.2
210.5
185.0
214.6
172.6
200.3
205.5
159.3
179.7
167.0


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7 p.m. Men Wake Forest at South Florida......... ESPN2
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9 p.m. Illinois at Xavier. .................... ESPN2
SATURDAY
12 p.m. Georgetown at Michigan ................. ESPN2
2 p.m. Connecticut at West Virginia ............... ESPN2
Stanford atArizona ................... .... SUN
4 p.m. Missouri State at Creighton ................ ESPN2
Oregon at Oregon State. .................. SUN
6 p.m. Gonzaga vs. Nevada .................... ESPN2

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Buffalo 6, Washington 3
Carolina 4, Florida 2
Columbus 5, Boston 4, OT
Atlanta 2, Tampa Bay 1
Toronto 4, Minnesota 3
N.Y. Islanders 2, N.Y. Rangers 0
New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 0
Nashville 3, St. Louis 2, SO
Vancouver 3, Calgary 1
Anaheim 4, San Jose 3
Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 3, SO
Wednesday's Games
Detroit 3, Minnesota 1
Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 2
Ottawa 2, N.Y. Islanders 0
Montreal 4, Washington 1
Florida 3, Philadelphia 1
Dallas 5, Colorado 4
Vancouver 6, Calgary 5, OT
Thursday's Games
Carolina at Buffalo, late
Detroit at Columbus, late
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, late
Los Angeles at Edmonton, late
Phoenix at San Jose, late
Today's Games
Anaheim at Carolina, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Montreal at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Boston at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Calgary, 9 p.m.



AMERICAN CONFERENCE


FRIDAY
Music City Bowl Clemson vs. Kentucky ...... ESPN
Sun Bowl Missouri vs. Oregon St............ CBS
Liberty Bowl Houston vs. South Carolina ..... ESPN
Champs Sports Bowl Maryland vs. Purdue.... ESPN


SATURDAY
Meineke Car Care Bowl Boston College vs. Navy ..
Alamo Bowl Iowa vs. Texas ........... ...
Chick-Fil-A Bowl Georgia vs. Virginia Tech ....


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7 p.m. Miami at Orlando ................... ... WXPX
8:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago .................... WGN

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


Cleveland 261.8 80.5 181.3
Oakland 248.7 95.4 153.3
Defense
Yards Rush Pass
Baltimore 264.8 78.3 186.5
Jacksonville 276.2 86.0 190.2
Miami 281.7 100.1 181.7
Oakland 286.1 135.1 150.9
New England 291.2 91.5 199.7
San Diego 292.1 101.0 191.1
Pittsburgh 300.7 91.2 209.5
Denver 324.2 108.3 215.9
Kansas City 324.3 121.0 203.3
Buffalo 329.7 142.9 186.9
Indianapolis 330.8 174.5 156.3
Houston 339.6 121.9 217.7
New York Jets 339.8 133.1 206.7
Cincinnati 346.6 110.4 236.2
Cleveland 355.9 145.3 210.6
Tennessee 366.7 142.8 223.9

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE


Offense
Yards
New Orleans 397.8
Philadelphia 380.7
Dallas 360.5
St. Louis 356.7
Green Bay 339.0
Atlanta 328.8
Chicago 325.5
New York Giants 323.9
Washington 323.3
Minnesota 310.0
Seattle 308.9
Carolina 307.3
Detroit 305.8
Arizona 303.7
San Francisco 300.0
Tampa Bay 268.9
Defense
Yards
Chicago 288.9
Minnesota 292.5
Carolina 296.0
New Orleans 306.9
Dallas 320.2
Green Bay 321.2
Philadelphia 324.7
Tampa Bay 328.5
Atlanta 328.8
Seattle 333.2
St. Louis 337.9
New York Giants 339.1
Detroit 344.3
San Francisco 345.5
Arizona 346.9
Washington 355.5


Pass
284.5
251.3
235.3
247.6
234.6
143.5
206.7
197.6
184.1
194.1
189.5
203.8
236.2
221.1
167.8
174.7

Pass
189.3
238.0
184.3
176.5
215.3
208.5
189.9
209.5
221.2
205.3
188.3
225.6
214.2
224.1
231.7
226.5


BOWL SCHEDULE
Wednesday
Emerald Bowl
Florida State 44, UCLA 27

Thursday
Independence Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Alabama, late
Holiday Bowl
California vs. Texas A&M late
Texas Bowl
Rutgers vs. Kansas State, late

Today
Music City Bowl
Clemson (8-4) vs. Kentucky (7-5), 1
p.m. (ESPN)


Sun Bowl
Missouri (8-4) vs. Oregon State (9-4),
2 p.m. (CBS)
Liberty Bowl
South Carolina (7-5) vs. Houston (10-
3), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Insight Bowl
Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5),
7:30 p.m. (NFL)
Champs Sports Bowl
Maryland (8-4) vs. Purdue (8-5), 8
p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday
Meineke Bowl
Navy (9-3) vs. Boston College (9-3), 1
p.m. (ESPN)
Alamo Bowl
Iowa (6-6) vs. Texas (9-3), 4:30 p.m.
(ESPN)
Chick-fil-A Bowl
Virginia Tech (10-2) vs. Georgia (8-4),
8 p.m. (ESPN)

Sunday, Dec. 31
MPC Computers Bowl
Nevada (8-4) vs. Miami (6-6), 7:30
p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 1
Outback Bowl
Penn State (8-4) vs. Tennessee (9-3),
11 a.m. (ESPN)
Cotton Bowl
Auburn (10-2) vs. Nebraska (9-4),
11:30 a.m. (FOX)
Capital One Bowl
Wisconsin (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-3),
1 p.m. (ABC)
Gator Bowl
Georgia Tech (9-4) vs. West Virginia
(10-2), 1 p.m. (CBS)
Rose Bowl
Southern Cal (10-2) vs. Michigan (11-
1), 5 p.m. (ABC)
Fiesta Bowl
Boise State (12-0) vs. Oklahoma (11-
2), 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

Tuesday, Jan. 2
Orange Bowl
Wake Forest (11-2) vs. Louisville (11-
1), 8 p.m. (FOX)

Wednesday, Jan. 3
Sugar Bowl
LSU (10-2) vs. Notre Dame (10-2), 8
p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 6
International Bowl
Cincinnati (7-5) vs. Western Michigan
(8-4), Noon (ESPN2)

Sunday, Jan. 7
GMAC Bowl
Southern Miss (8-5) vs. Ohio (9-4), 8
p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 8
BCS National Championship
Ohio State (12-0) vs. Florida (12-1), 8
p.m. (FOX)


W L OTPtsGF GA
19 18 1 39 89 101
18 15 2 38 98 95
18 16 2 38118104
18 17 2 38102102
17 14 4 38101 91
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
28 5 6 62138 92
25 12 0 50110 81
24 14 0 48102 86
is 13 20 5 31104136
13 20 2 28 88 128


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Tuesday's Games
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W L OTPtsGF GA
Nashville 25 9 3 53124 95
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Chicago 16 15 5 37 92 101
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News-Sun, Friday, December 29, 2006


C.C.of Sebring
Winning first place in the Dec.
22 couples' scramble was the
team of Jim Szelagowski, Jerry
Moser, Margaret Like and Dee
Wade with 65 and second place
was the team of Bob Cochran,
Norm Zemple, Mary Dukes and
Onalee Schmalzried with 66.
Crystal Creek
The ladies association played
a putts game on Thursday. Tying
for first place were Nancy Nelms
and Mary Joly with 34 each.
The men's association played
four-man teams for one best ball
event on Wednesday. Tying for
first place were the team of
Steve Burdick, Mick Nelms,
Ernie Joly and Len Bastain, the
team of Roger Barnes, Jens
Henriksen, Hal Ziegler and Carl
Jones and the team of Bill
Wright, Stan Meddles, Barney
Davis and Bill Smith with 51
each.
The twilight league played a
scramble on Tuesday. Winning
first place was the team of Ernie
and Mary Joly, Jake and Marilyn
Cambridge with 221/ and tying
for second place were the team
of Harold Ziegler and Lon
Bastian, Tootie and Lou
Reynolds and the team
ofRoseanne and Bill Wright,
Steve and Andrea Burdick with
241/4.
Harder Hall
The ladies league played an
even holes, one-half handicap
event Dec. 21. Winners were:
First place was Pat Rice with
29.5, second place was Doris
Herrick with 33.5 and third place
was Joan Pickett with 34.5.
The ladies league played a low
gross, low net event Dec. 18. A
flight low gross was Pat Rice
with 90 and low net was Helen
Sayre with 75. B flight low gross
was Lori Landrum with 96 and
low net was Barb Squires with
74.
Chip-in:s No. 1, Ronna Mason


and No. 13, Ronny Hollander.
Lake June West
Winning first place in
Thursday's mixed scramble was
the team of Orville and Eva
Huffman, Dick Denhart, John
and Pat Smithyman and Don
Russell with 50 and second
place was the team of Ron
Hesson, Ken and Norma Colyer,
John Howarth, Vera Jones,
Leola Robillard with 51.
Closest to the pin: (Ladies),
No. 8, Joyce Swartz, 11-feet-9
and (Men), No. 2, Ron West, 7-
feet-4 and No. 4, Ron Hesson,
11-feet-10.
The men's association played
best ball on Wednesday.
Tying for first place were the
team of Ron Hesson, Mary
Cappelletti, Dick Marino and Bil
Brouhle and the team of John
Huggett, Pete McNamee, Don
Bradley and Don Russell with 44
each. Second place was the
team of John Simmons, Rex
Simmons, Vince Mathew and
Joe Swartz with 46.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ron
Hesson, 18-feet-9 and No..8,
Dick Marino, 7-feet-6.
Pinecrest
The men's association played
team and individual pro-am
points on Wednesday.
Winning first place was the
team of Fred Latshaw, Glenn
Hall, Jerry Linsley and Dorrell
Herron with plus-12 and second
place was the team of Phil
Vermiglio, Bud Kammerman,
Larry Lamparski and Dan Harper
with plus-9.
Individual results: Tying for
first place in A division were
Fred Latshaw, Gerry Geoque and
Mike Winchester with plus-3
each. B division winner was Ron
Geoque with plus-5 and tying for
second place were Matt Ryan
and Gary Scobie with plus-3
each. C division winner was Bob
Tefft with plus-5 and second
place was Rick Burgess with
plus-4. D division winner was


Dan Harper with plus-8 and sec-
ond place was Dorrell Herron
with plus-6.
The ladies association played
a Hate 'Em Tournament Dec. 14.
First flight winner was Miriam
Redshaw with 50, second place
was Pat DuBrule with 59 and
third place was Fran Donohue
with 60. Second flight winner
was Mary McCamic with 47 and
tying for second place were
Betty Ford and Helen Driscoll
with 50 each and third place was
Sue Holon with 56. Third flight
winner was Carroll Hache with
50, second place was Helen
Woodward with 53 and third
place was Mary Jo Vermiglio
with 55.
Placid Lakes
The ladies association played
a low gross, low net event on
Thursday.
First flight low gross was
Elaine Kotker with 93. Tying for
low net were M. Redshaw and B.
Kurek with 74 each. Second
flight low gross was Betty Ford
with 95 and low net was Ofelia
Jones with 79.
The men's association played
one best ball on Wednesday.
Tying for first place were the
team of John Rosettis, Al
Verhage, Chuck Fortunato and
Ray Deryckere and the team of
Cliff Moore, Bill Lockwood,
Chuck Wallin and Bruce Miseno
with minus-19 each.
Closest to the pin: No. 13,
Howard Ticknor, 4-feet-3
(missed his birdie putt).
River Greens
The Lake Damon South group
played Dec. 24. Winning first
place was the team of A.
Lartgaiu., D. Hall and J. Selig and
second place was the team of
T.H. Lewis, J. Hierholzer and D.
Mundt.
A scramble was played Dec.
22. Winning first place was the
team of Lefty St. Pierre, Fran
Neil, Harry Neil, Leo Persails,
John Yoder and Evie Read with


12-under.
The Morrison Group played
Dec. 21. First place was the
team of J. Cercy and B.
Mountford with 135 and second
place was the team of A. Farrell
and R. Lynch with 138. Tying for
third place were the team of K.
Brunswick and V. Stoddard and
the team of C. Austin and R.
Rudd with 139 each.
The men's association played
a pro-am Dec. 20. Winning first
place was the team of B. Hoover,
J. Procarione, E. Cate and T.
Dray with plus-12, second place
was the team of J. Wallace, B.
Stevens, K. Kincer and K. Koon
with plus-9 and third place was
the team of D. Knoblauch B.
Wilcox and L. Persails with plus-
7.
Individual results: A flight
winner was J. Merkle with plus-
4/2 and second place was C.
Aubin with plus-2. B flight win-
ner was K. Kincer with plus-7
and second place was C. Austin
with plus-3. C flight Tying for
first place were F. Evans and B.
Stevens with plus-3/ each. D
flight winner was B. Hoover with
plus-7/2 and tying for second
place were E. Koster and L.
Persails with plus-5 each.
The Morrison Group played
Dec. 19. Winning first place was
the team of P. Bridge, R. Lynch,
B. Stevens and G. Page with
minus-18, second place was the
team of G. Heier, L. St. Pierre, T.
Dray and B. Mountford with
minus-17 and third place was
the team of R. Knauf, B. Smith,
Romy Febre and D. McDonald
with minus-14.
The Golfettes played Dec. 19.
Winning first place was the team
of Betty Wallace, Janella Forcier,
Fran Smith and Jeanette Rowe
with 109, second place was the
team of Kay Conkle, Linda
Therrien, Ladonna Vaughn and
Colleen Posey with 112 and
third place was the team of
Marilyn Clauws, Aurel Mack and
Patti Wedge.


A Casa event was played Dec.
18. Winning first place was the
team of H. Lee, B. Krug, R..
Leslie and T Carter.
The Morrison Group played
Dec. 18. Winning first place was
the team of R. Rudd, B.
Mountford, R. Febre and C.
Bradshaw (draw) with minus-
26, second place was the team
of L. Persails, D. McDonald, C.
Bradshaw and F. Conroy with
minus-19 and third place was
the team of F. Evans, T. Dray, B.
Stevens and G.. Heier with
minus-14.
SpringLake
The men's association played
for individual net score in two
flights Dec. 21. First flight win-
ner was Don Ray with 62, sec-
ond place was Paul Caverly with,
63 and tying for third place were
Don Cunning and Larry
Seekman with 67. Second flight
winner was Ron Brochu with 62,


second place was Dan Porter
with 63 and third place was
George Seeger with 64.
The women played two best
balls Dec. 20.
First flight winner was the
team of Pearl Bradford, Maggie
Robb, Juanita Turner and Bernie
Ray with 120 and second flight
winner was the team of Flo
Burge, Margaret Mazzola,
Barbara Mountz and Mary
Schantz, also with 120.
The men's association played
four-man teams for aggregate
net points Dec. 19.
Winning first place was the
team of George Greene, Paul
Caverly, Jim Acevedo and Ron
Rice with 195, second place was
the team of Joe Austin, Gale
Monday, Dave Ferguson and Joe
Smith with 191 and third place
was the team of Jon Brower,
Red Bohanon, Bill Rentel and
Paul Marchand with 189.


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Boys Basketball


Cold snap chills


Streaks in tourney

Sebring scores just one field goal in

final 5:45 of loss to Lake Gibson


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By SCOTT DRESSEL
Sports Editor
WINTER HAVEN When the
words "ice cold" came out of Princeton
Harris' mouth Thursday morning, he
wasn't referring to the weather.
Instead, he was talking about the
shooting of his Blue Streaks in the final
quarter of their 60-55 opening-round
loss to Lake Gibson in the Big Blue
Classic at Winter Haven High
School.
After A.C. Wilson's layup with
5:45 left in the game gave Sebring
a 52-48 lead, the Streaks made Set
just one field goal the rest of the
way and could only watch the
Braves take the lead and then the Up
win. Streak
"That's definitely going to hurt today
you when you can only make one
field goal," Harris said after his Streaks
dropped to 6-8. "The shot selection was
there, the shots just didn't fall."
Behind seven points from Kyle
Hoffner, who finished with a game-high
17, Sebring owned an 18-12 lead at the
end of the first quarter, only to have the
Braves (7-9) rally to tie the game at 20
with 5:50 left in the half.
That was the first of nine ties the rest
of the way. There were also nine lead
changes as both teams tried and failed
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The Streaks got two layups from
Wilson and a pair of free throws by
Brandon Diaz-Ascanti to go up 30-25,
but Lake Gibson countered with an 8-0
run to regain the lead. Wilson's three-
point play with 1:56 left tied the score at
33, which is where it remained until
halftime.
The Streaks went into intermission,
however, with both Chris Grubb and
Tim Calderon having three fouls.
bson That required a change of game
| plan for Harris, since Calderon's
job was to guard Lake Gibson
ng center Preston Frederick in the
5 high post.
"Tim is becoming a really good
ext player for us and Chris is doing a
play really good job, so that definitely
noon changed the momentum of the
game some," Harris said.
"Timmy did a heck of a job up top
defending that guy, so (his foul trouble)
hurt us."
Still, the game remained a back-and-
forth affair through the third quarter,
with neither team able to open up more
than a two-point lead. It was still, a tie at
46-46 heading into the final quarter.
Reverse layups by Sam Robinson and
Wilson gave the Streaks their four-point
lead 2:15 into the frame, but that's when
the switch turned off for the Sebring
offense as repeated trips down the court


SCOTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
Tim Calderon of Sebring gets set to pass the ball as Lake Gibson's Matt Ragsdale clos-
es in Wednesday morning in Winter Haven.


either led to turnovers or shots that
clanked off the iron.
The Braves took the lead on Wilbert
Newsome's layup with 3:33 left in the
game and had expanded their advantage
to 57-53 before Robinson sliced through
the defense for a layup and a foul with
1:21 on the clock.
Robinson missed the free throw, how-
ever to leave it a two-point game, which
turned out not to matter when the


Streaks didn't score the rest of the way.
Wilson finished with 12 points for
Sebring, while Robinson had nine and
Grubb had eight. Frederick paced Lake
Gibson with 14 points, followed by 12
from Dwayne Johnson and 11 each from
Claude Davis and Eric Crims.
Sebring will face either George
Jenkins or Riverview today at 12 p.m. in
the consolation bracket of the 12-team
tournament.


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