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22A Sunday, January 27, 2008


TUFFLEY
Continued from 17A
tips at parties I usually
just mouth the words.
But there was nothing for
it but to do it, so I braced
myself and sang.
And here came a surprise.
Esseltine played notes I
could match. It turns out I'm
a bass. I'd always thought I
was a tenor well, I'm
short after all while really
I belong at the opposite end
of the scale. I can reach low
notes and actually sing them.
That doesn't mean I can
find them on my own, how-
ever. Taylor has told me to
lean in to someone whose
voice I trust. And while I feel
it's a little like sneaking a
peek on a math quiz, I'm told
it's not only allowed, it's
encouraged.
Especially with interesting,
complex music like what we
are singing.
I never mastered reading
music when I was young.
Today all I know is that when
the notes go up the lines, the
voice'goes higher too. But
that when there are a lot of
notes on top of one another,
everyone sings higher a little
differently.
Remember, this operetta
was written when music was


more formal, at a time when
shows used full orchestras
and large choruses. The
sound is wonderful, rich -
complicated and resonating
with all kinds of harmonies.
It is a delightful score to sing
as well as to hear.
For example, an early duet
between Frederick, the hero
of the play, and Ruth, his for-
mer nurse maid, is an innova-
tive piece that requires two
actors to sing the same tune
in harmony, but with differ-
ent lyrics. This is something
that modem composers, like
Stephen Sondheim, now do
regularly and audiences
accept without question.
Back in the 19th century,
however, this was something
that had never been heard
before and was amazing. The
amazement now is that the
sound is still fresh.
So I lean into the bass, next
to me ... only last week he
warned me he wasn't so sure
of himself, so I should be
careful.
But here comes the best
part.
Even though I am insecure,
and tend to rattle around in
the basement looking for "G"
(whatever that is), Taylor and
Jim McCollum, the produc-
tion's director, are encourag-
ing and supportive. The other


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Riverside names Baker Cash

Management Specialist


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
(From Teft) Nelly Guzman Ford, Kelsey Weed, Samara
Melouche, and Lydia Ford all play daughters of a major gen-
eral. The young ladies are threatened by pirates who wish to
wed them, in four part harmony,


night they made me feel
almost self-confident.
If you've ever wondered
about appearing on stage, the
Highlands Little Theater is a
terrific way to begin.
They have three rules:
Enunciate and sell the plot.
Use the face, be expressive
and reflect what is happening
on stage. And timing; it is all
in the timing, develop a preg-
nant pause and double-take.
They promised we'd


rehearse enough that none of
us would look foolish.
Because they also prom-
ised we would have fun, and
that has turned out to be true,
I am prepared to believe
them.
Of course the proof will
come with an audience.
And whether or not I'm
given a microphone opening
night.


Special to the News-Sun
Riverside Bank announced
the appointment of Joy Baker
as Cash Management
Specialist in Highlands and
Polk counties. She is respon-
sible for servicing cash man-
agement customers and devel-
oping the bank's port-
folio in her region.
"I am enthusiastic
about Joy's talent and
people skills," said
John Edgar,. Vice
President and Cash
Management Sales
Manager at Riverside Bi
Bank. "She adds to the
strength of our existing cash
management team of banking
professionals and enhances
our ability to service our cus-
tomers in the way they
expect."
Baker joined Riverside
Bank in 2001 as a Teller
Supervisor in the Winter
Haven branch. Within one


year she was promoted to
Operations Manager for the
branch and then, in less than
two years, was promoted to
branch manager.
Baker continued growing
her career and in 2005 was
promoted to Operations
Manager for Polk
County.
Baker obtained a
Bachelors Degree in
Business Admin-istra-
tion in December
2000 from the
University of Central
aker Florida.
Spending most of
her life in Winter Springs,
Florida, she currently resides
in Lakeland with husband
Brad and son Tegan, 2'/ years
old.
Baker's office is located at
475 E. Van Fleet Drive,
Bartow, FL 33830.
She can be reached on her
cell phone at (863) 532-0371.


STEELE
Continued from 17A
pages of analysis and results.
The young man studied the data and said,
"You have 1,586 sheep, including three rams,
and 722 lambs."
"That's exactly right," said the farmer,
impressed. "I guess that means you get to
take one of my sheep."
The young man makes his choice and loads
the animal onto the back seat of his car.
The farmer interrupts him b' lightly lift-
ing his hand, saying, "Say, uh, mister...... if'n
I can tell you what line of work you are in,
will you give me back my sheep?"
The young man confidently agrees.
"You're a consultant."
"Wow, that's right," says the young man,
taken aback, "How did you guess that?"
'The farmer said, "Not a guess. You showed
'=._ there even though nobody called you. You


charged a fee for giving me an answer that I
already know to a question I never asked
you. Not only that, you seem to know nothing
about my business.
"Now give me back my dog."
Yes, modern technology is here to stay and
even a farmer needs to employ it in the busi-
ness of farming. Sometimes it's easy to get
too focused on the data, though, and assume
we know all the basics about what is going
on. And sometimes that assumption is incor-
rect.
I don't mind telling this story at the
expense of consultants as long as the reader
will remember that consultants aren't the only
ones who can trip over their own ignorance.
As a wise man once said to me, "It's not so
much what you don't know that will hurt you.
It's what you don't know you don't know."

Forrest Steele s & management and financial con-
sultant. E-mail him at forreststeele@yahoo.com.


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'We just never thought we were going to
get fired,' former Office of Management
and Budget employee Jarect Lee said,
explaining he, Treasa Handley and
Christine Edwards weren't previously
reprimanded for their unauthorized use
of an instant messaging program. 'All of
us are good employees.'


Ex-county employees will fight dismissals


Ex-commissioner among those

who misused Internet messenger


By KEVIN J. SHUTT and Jared' Lee were fired.
.kev in.shutt@newssiu.coi They' violated the county's
SEBRING -Had they been network usage .policy, which
reprimanded instead of terrti-''each had signed, and were
nated, three former Highlands ordered to surrender their coun-
County employees said their ty identification cards, cell
story wouldn't be newsworthy, phones, keys and purchase
When they reported to work cards.
Monday morning, Treasa. They filled out their final
Handley, Christine Edwards time sheets, their termination


effective 5 p.m., and removed
personal belongings from their
desks or offices.
"I took a little longer,"
Handley told the News-Sun on
Tuesday.. 'I had 23 years of
stuff to pack up."
Her 24-year anniversary
would have been Valentine's
Day. She planned on a 35-year
career.
As of Tuesday morningni,
county administration contin-
ued investigating improper uses
of a. now-disused internal
instant messaging program on
J


which sexual conversations,
innuendo and other non-work
related conversations allegedly
transpired and, at one point,
included former-Commissioner
David Flowers, facilities direc-
tor and .applicant for one of
three new director positions.
The instant messenger,' a
Novell-based program called
GroupWise, was removed from
use Thursday in a joint decision
by County Administrator Carl
*Cool and Clerk of Courts L.E.
See. DISMISSALS, page 5A


AP council says no to new wastewater plant


By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK With a full agenda, the
Avon Park City Council waded through
issues of growth, infrastructure and waste-
water management Monday.
The evening started with several public
hearings. First up was a public hearing for
Ordinance No. 01-08 for the Fair Share
Mitigation for Transportation.
A mirror of- the Highlands 'County
Ordinance required by the State
Development of Community Affairs
requires developments of certain size to
share in adding infrastructure.
The second: hearing was to consider
Ordinance No. 02-08 Rezoning of certain


lots at East Rainbow Street form 12 to R1,
or heavy industrial to low density residen-
tial to allow for building of houses.
The final public hearing was on adopting
the Comprehensive plan, Ordinance No.
04-08.
All three ordinances passed with no pub-
lic input.
Next on the agenda was recognition of
city employees with 20 or more years df
service.
Two organizations were on hand to make
presentations to the council following the
recognition service, including Green Avon
Park LLC, which was requesting an exten-
sion on its development contract, and
Chastain Skillman, which presented plans


for replacing and or repairing the waste-
water facility plant.
Due to the recent case of arson on the
model home at their development; and stat-
ing an economic downturn, Thomas Green
and Michael Sacks, managers of Green
Avon Park, requested a, 24-month exten-
sion of their payment schedule contract'
approved by council in November 2007.
The consensus was that the council
would have no issue considering an amend-
ment to their contract, and requested that
the amendment be returned by next council
meeting. Councilman Joe Wright asked
city staff to make sure that the city was not-
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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Highlands County Clerk of Courts employees Dawn
Simpson (left) and Patti Howerton do a quick
inventory of voting materials Tuesday evening as
poll workers turn in their ballots from the
Presidential Preference Primary.


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Recognized
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Index
Business.................1..2A'
Celebrations ...............4B
Chalk Talk ............. .....9A
Classified ads ...............1C
Community briefs ...... 5A
Diversions .....................2B
Editorial ....... .......10A-
Living..... ....lB
Living ...................... ..1B
Lottery numbers............2A
Obituaries ....... ....... 4A
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90994 01001


CRA approves new guideline saying it won't


approve facade grants if work has already begun


By MATT MURPHY
imatt.mrphy@newssun .coin
SEBRING Under a
newly-approved rule change,
the Community
Redevelopment Agency will
no longer approve any reno--
vation projects. that have
already begun, unless an
emergency situation arises.
The change came in
response to concerns raised
by CRA Chairman Gene
Brenner, who said having 'to
approve projects that were
almost completed took away
the board's oversight respon-
sibilities.
We're having to accept it
after it's already done," said
CRA board Chairman Gene
Brenner. "What if someone
starts painting a house,. but
didn't finish the trim around
the door? We grant a facade


grant and we
had no control
or input into
what color the
'house was
going to be.
It's just some-
thing that's Pollard
bothered me."
The exact wording of the
change is as follows: "Work
may not commence. on the
proposed project prior to the
application being approved by
the board, except in cases
where an emergency, relating
to health and/or safety, has
occurred and is confirmed by
the CRA staff."
Health and safety excep-
tions will include matters
such as leaking roofs, or other
pressing matters that could
cause health issues if not
repaired immediately.


During, dis-
cussion
Monday on
the changes,
board member
Lorrie Smith
proposed
Brenner allowing up to
50 percent
completion before gaining
CRA approval. However,
CRA Executive Director'Pete
Pollard said that rule would
result in the CRA board hav-
ing to make subjective, and
potentially controversial,
decisions.
"If we're 'setting a percent-
age, that becomes hard and
opens us up to potential chal-
lenges," Pollard said. "You
need to mike it the least sub-
jective you can."
The wording of the change
will mean the board doesn't


have to make subjective deci-
sions about whether a project
has been completed up to a
certain allowable percentage.
"We don't want to be in the
process of guessing," Pollard
said.
Pollard warned that the rule
change might result in a drop
in facade grant applications,
and added that it happened
when the rule was last modi-
fied.
"The last time the language
was changed, there was a dra-
matic drop in applications,"
Pollard said although he
added that another factor in
the drop in applications was
.the maximum grant money
amount, which at that time
was $1,000.
Brenner said the idea was-
See CRA, page 6A


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News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS 'I'm going into this positive that I will get,
'We love our jobs,' Christine Edwards my job back,' said Treasa Handley, who
said more than once during an interview was with Highlands County Board of
at the 'News-Sun.' Discussing her loss of County Commissioners for 23 years, 50
health care benefits brought her to tears. 1/2 weeks until she was fired Monday
She suffers from connective tissue disor- for improper use of county equipment.
der. Having been fired, her health eare 'I've done too much good for the county
expires Thursday. for this to be real.'


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2A Wednesday, January 30, 2008


City


recognizes


service

By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK The Avon
Park City Council took time
out of the busy agenda
Monday to recognize and
appreciate employees for
their long terms of service.
Councilwoman Brenda
Gray recommended at a pre-
vious meeting that the city
should return to recognizing
those with 20 years or more of
employment.
Each employee received a
certificate of appreciation and
a pin commemorating their
service.
Those honored by the coun-
cil included Freddie Renfro,
with 24 years: Larry Laflam,
and Walt Mclendon, each with
23 years; Robert Border,
Brenda Sliva, Ann Shrum,
and Warren West, each with
22 years; Michael Wilbanks
with 21 years; and Sonya


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Interim City Manager Sarah Adelt handed out the certificates
and pins while Mayor Sharon Schuler handed out the hugs,
this one for Donald SImmons who was being honored for his
27 years of service.


Johnson and Falicia Roth,
each with 20 years..
City employees with 25
years of service or more
included: James Loughan,
with 29 years; Fire Chief
Terry Feickert and Ted Long,
each with 28 years; Donald
Simmons, with 27 years; and
Darrell Davis and Vickie
Flowers, each with 26 years
of service.
Henry Danials, Tom


Devane, Hezikiah Fogle, and
Alfred Hodge were also hon-
ored, each with 31 years of
service as city employees.
Finally, Tamara Neale, of
the Avon Park Police
Department, was honored for
her 20 years of service that
she will reach on Feb. 22. She
was honored Monday night
because she is planning on
retiring within the next few
months.


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Two face kidnapping charges


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christ'y@ newssin .comn
LAKE PLACID Two
allegedly intoxicated men
held a woman hostage
because one suspected she
was sleeping with another
man.
Elid Hernandez, 24, Lake
Placid, was arguing with his
girlfriend when she walked
away, a report from Eddie San
Miguel of the Lake Placid
Police Department said.
He allegedly grabbed the
woman and threw her into his
Ford van, threatening to kill
her while holding a .22 cal-
iber rifle.
Benito Guiteriez, 22, Lake
Placid, was in. the van and
handed the gun to Hernandez,
San Miguel said.
The woman tried to escape,
but Hernandez allegedly
stopped her, handing the rifle
to Guiteriez as he grabbed
her.
An intoxicated Guiteriez
passed out with the rifle on
his lap.
Convincing her one


remaining
conscious cap-
tor she needed
something to
drink ,
Hernandez
drove the van
to B urger Guiteriez
King where c
the woman tried to escape
again.
As she tried to get out of
the van, Hernandez grabbed
her by her ponytail and pulled
her back inside a second time,
San Miguel said.
Still willing 'to place an
order at the drive-thru,
Hernandez paid for the items
and started to drive off when
the woman shoved the van
into park, took the keys from
the ignition and threw them
into the parking lot.
She ran into the restaurant
and asked for a ride home
while Guiteriez searched for
the keys.,
A be-on-the-lookout was
sent out to police agencies
and the suspects were pulled
over by San Miguel.


The men
denied own-
ing a rifle, but
after a search
four .22 cal-
iber bullets
were found in
Hernandez Guiteriez's
pocket, San
Miguel said.
Searching the car allegedly
turned tip the rifle, under the
rear seat Guiteriez was sitting
in when the men were pulled
over.
Both men face kidnapping
charges. Hernandez also faces
aggravated assault and battery
charges.
Hernandez and Guiteriez
were transported to the
Highlands County Jail where
they remained on
Immigration and
Naturalization Services holds.
They have Mexican citizen-
ship, but it remains unclear if
they are in the country legal-
ly.


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
OKEECHOBEE After
nearly three weeks evading
capture, David Yates has been
apprehended for kidnapping
his ex-girlfriend.
'The night of Dec. 26 Yates,
40, broke into' the woman's
house on the 17200 block of
Brinkerhoff Lane inside
Kissimmee River Estates.
She called 911 at 8:23 that
evening and reported the
break-in, bat then the line
went dead, Lt. Tim
Lethbridge of the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office said.
When deputies arrived,
nobody was there.
"The boyfriend had broken
into the house, removed her
and forced :her' into-her car
and drove off with her into


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Avon Park was the place for fun and games Friday night as the Avon Park Chamber of
Commerce hosted its annual Casino Night. Some of those taking in the fun were (standing,
from left) Cynthia Roberts, Erin Roberts, Irene Handley, Dorothy Renfro, Linda Laye; and
(seated Lily Laurel and Freddie 'Boom Boom' Renfro.

Chamber benefits from night of flips, flops and rolls


Okeechobee County,"
Lethbridge said.
Two hours passed before
officials heard from the vic-
tim. She called the HCSO at"
10:20 p.m. tolet them know
she was OK.
Her car was recovered, but
Yates was not with it.
A warrant was put out for
Yates arrest, but he had no
current addressee on file.
Yates lived with the woman
for four years. He was not
happy with the breakup six
months prior, leading to the
incident, Lethbridge said.


I I
ONST SERVICE

JAO' OPTRS ERVICE


By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK "Come on
Boom Boom pay up,"
Cynthia Roberts said.
What sounded like the
beginning of a 1940s detec-
tive novel involving roulette
and a dame in need of a good
gumshoe, was actually one of
the comments made amidst
the laughter and cheers as
members of the community'
rolled, flopped, and spun their
way to fun Friday night dur-
ing the annual Casino Night
Chamber fundraiser.
Sponsored by community
heavy hitters like Progress
Energy, Embarq, The Storage
Place of Avon Park, Sunshine
Staffing, and Cross Country
Automotive, the yearly event
draws revelers and volunteers
from all over the area to the
21 sponsored tables while


complimentary appetizers and
a cash bar are provided.
"This is our 10th year of
Casino Night," said Dave
Greenslade, executive direc-
tor of the Avon Park Chamber
of Commerce.


Blackjack, craps, and
roulette were some of the
games provided where win-
ners traded chips for tickets.
The tickets were then used for
door prize drawings donated
by local businesses.


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CommiiiiTyBnrief


Downtown Council
meeting scheduled
SEBRING The Greater
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce has scheduled a
Downtown Council meeting
at 5 p.m. today at the Sebring
Business & Welcome Center,
227 U.S. 27 North.
All parties interested in the
growth and development of
downtown are encouraged to
attend. RSVP to the chamber
at 385-8448.

VFW 9853 takes
reservations for Biloxi
AVON PARK The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 will host a


Getaway to Biloxi Feb. 17-
20. There are a few openings
for the trip to Isle of Capri.
Also, March 10-13 a group
will be going to Beau
Rivage.
Call Rita Dawson for
reservations at 452-5647.
The post also serves chick-
en wings from 3-5 p.m. every
Wednesday for a $4 donation.
Call 452-9853.

Legion serves
salburgers
LAKE PLACID The
American Legion Placid Post
25 will serve salburgers from
5-7 p.m. today. L&L will be
in the lounge from 5-8 p.m.
For details, call 465-0975.


Arc's Afternoon Tea a great success


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Ridge Area
Arc had its annual Afternoon
Tea fundraiser on Jan. 26 in
the main dining room at The
Palms. The guest speaker this
year was New York Times best
selling-author Barbara Parker.
The approximate 110
ladies, and a few men,
enjoyed delicious food pre-
pared by Golden Palm
Catering. They also waited to
hear their names called for
one of the several door prizes
and raffle prizes. After listen-
ing to Parker, attendees were
able to meet her and get her
latest book, "The Perfect
Fake," autographed.
Ridge Area Arc, 120" W.
College Drive in Avon Park,
is a non-profit charitable
organization. Funding from
local business and individuals
make it possible for Arc to


Courtesy photo
Arc's Afternoon Tea at The
Palms featured 'New York
Times' best-selling author,*
Barbara Parker.

continue providing opportuni-
ties for individuals with
developmental and other dis-
abilities. Arc is funded in part
by The United Way of Central
Florida.


Lions Breakfast meets
at Dot's Restaurant
SEBRING Lions
Breakfast Club meets at 7
a.m. every Thursday at Dot's
Restaurant in Sebring Square.
For information, call 471-
0118.
The club is now accepting
volunteers for help at the 12
Hours of Sebring Race. Call
for information or attend a
meeting.

Woman's Club plans
chicken barbecue
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Woman's Club chicken
barbecue will be from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
23, at the clubhouse, 10 N.
Main Ave.
Eat-in or take-out for a
donation of $8. Open to the
public.
For tickets, call Dolores
Marcotte at 699-0174.

Eagles Aerie serves
tacos today
SEBRING The Sebring
Eagles, Aerie 4240 will serve
tacos for a $4 donation today.
Call for time.
For details, call 655-4007.

Music by Connie at,LP
Moose lodge
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose will host
the following:
1 Today Mexican night
is 5 p.m. Music by Connie to
follow.
1 Thursday Burgers,
jumbo hot dogs and fries
served at 6 p.m. Music by


L&L Duo will be from 5
9:30 p.m.
For details, call 465-4

Red Hatters prepal
for celebration
SEBRING The Qu
of Abundance of South
Central Florida Red Hal
will meet at Dot's Resta
in the Sebring Square M
on at 11:30 a.m. Monda
Feb. 11. Red Hatters ar
asked to bring Red Hat
for the boutique on Mar
It will be a working me
in preparation for the 1(
Birthday Celebration of
International Red Hat
Society.
For information or re
tions call Becky Williar
465-0161 or e-mail bec
shel@embarqmail.com
Feb. 5.

SOS Florida Lakes
annual meeting
SEBRING S.O.S.
Florida Lakes will have
annual open meeting at
Lorida Civic Center fro
p.m. Thursday. Many la
management specialists
representatives have bei
invited to talk about the
tus of Lake Istokpoga.
Save Our Source of F
Lakes by working toget
create lake managemen
best.

SHINE Program
seeks volunteers
TAMPA The Flori
Department of Elder Af
along with the West Ce:
Florida Area Agency or
Aging, invites the publi


5:30- join the award-winning
SHINE and Sunshine for
4870. Seniors team of volunteers.
Both programs help elders
re make informed decisions
about Medicare, health insur-
ance and prescription drug
.eens plans.
SHINE and Sunshine for
tters Seniors volunteers provide
aurant individual counseling and
lall assistance to elders and their
y, caregivers about Medicare,
e Medicaid, Medicare plan
items choices, long-term care plan-
rch 5. ning and prescription dis-
eting count drug programs.
)th Volunteers may also make
educational presentations to
community groups and par-
ticipate in local health fairs,
serva- senior fairs and other out-
ms at reach and educational events.
k- .If anyone would like addi-
by tional information about this
exciting opportunity and
would like to become a
has SHINE and Sunshine for
Seniors volunteer in
Highlands, Hillsborough,
Hardee, Manatee and Polk
its counties, call the Elder
the Helpline at the West Central
m 6-9 Florida Area Agency on
ike Aging at 1-800-336-2226.
and
-en Highlandaires will be
sta- at Sebring Civic Center

Florida SEBRING The
her to Highlandaires will be per-
t at its forming classic hits of the
big band era for listening and
dancing at the Sebring Civic
Center (next to the Little
Theater on Lake Jackson)


da
fairs,
ntral

ic to


from. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Thursday.
No refreshments will be
provided, but guests can
bring their own.
Admission is $7. For reser-
vations, call 471-1086.

Country Clovers
plan fundraiser
SEBRING Country
Clovers 4H Fundraiser Night
will be from 4-7 p.m.
Thursday at South Sebring
McDonalds, 3115 U.S. 27
South. Bring the whole fami-
ly and come out and support
the club by eating in or driv-
ing through for a meal.


Jane H. Wells
April 1, 1916-January 26, 2008
Jane H. Wells, 91 was born in Rochester,
New York on April 1, 1916 and went to
meet her Lord on January 26, 2008. She
moved to Avon Park when she was 4 years
old. She married the late E. Ray Wells on
September 4, 1934.
She is survived by three sons and daugh-
ters-in-law Lawler M. and' Betty .Wells,
Kenneth R. and Peggy Wells and Stanley H.
and Terri Wells all of Avon Park, Florida;
seven grandchildren Sherri Whidden,
Scooter Wells, Vonda Milazzo-Wells,
Jeanna Evers, Troy Wells, Sarah Jane
Bryant, and Kaley Vogel; fourteen great-
grandchildren Justin Whidden, Paizley
Whidden, Brooks Whidden, Nolo Wells,
Carrie Wells, Dominick Milazzo, Stephanie
Milazzo, Colton Brock, Taylor Brock, Tori
Wells, Caleb Wells, London Bryant, Mason
Vogel, and Preston Vogel.
She began attending grammar school in
1922 here in Avon Park and graduated
from Avon Park High School in 1934. She
was a member of the Rotary Inner-Wheel
club for many years. She was a 'Pink Lady'
at Walker Memorial Hospital in Avon Park
for over 20 years. She was actually a char-
ter member of the Pink Ladies beginning in
1962. She started teaching first grade
Sunday School when she was.17 years old
and taught for 66. years. She was very
active at First Baptist Church of Avon Park.
She was a Youth leader, Training Union
leader, worked with Acteens; YWA's and
even RA's. She loved to china paint as well.
.Visitation was held Monday, January 28,
2008 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Avon
Park, Florida Funeral services were held
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. at
the First Baptist Church with Dr. Vernon
Harkey officiating. Burial followed in
Bougainvillea Cemetery. Donations may be
made to the First Baptist Church Building
Fund.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home -
Avon Park, Florida


James Frantz
James Ronald
Frantz, 72, of
Sebring (formerly
of Friendsville,
Md.), died Jan. 27, 2008, in
Serig.- Bbr6i in 'Selbysport,-
Md.,'~ ~was a veteran of the
Korean War, serving in the
United States Army. He was a
member of the Asher Glade
Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include his wife
of 47 years, Shirley; sisters,
Barbara Andria and Linda
Miller; brothers, Gary and
Donald.
A memorial service will be
at Christ Fellowship Church
on New Life Way in Sebring
with Pastor Gene Haas offici-
ating and a service later in
Friendsville, Md. A graveside
service will be at the Asher
Glade Cemetery in
Friendsville, Md. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be
made to the Christ Fellowship
Church or Asher Glade
Brethren Church.
Arrangements are being
handled by the Dowden
Funeral Home Chapel,
Sebring.

Odette Larson
Odette E. Larson, 86, of
West Palm Beach (formerly of
Lake Placid), died Jan. 26,
200.8. Born in Pittsburgh, she
moved to Lake Placid from
North Miami in 1982. She
retired from the Highlands
County Public School System
as a cafeteria aid serving at
the local schools for 21 years
where she was known best to
start each day with the





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"Cafeteria Worker's Prayer."
She was a Lutheran.
Survivors include her
daughter, Patricia Ann
Corbitt; five grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation l1 be frtn10-.
11 a.m. FrAiay at-, tt
Funeral Home, Lake Placid. A
funeral service will follow at
11 a.m. at the funeral home
with Pastor Richard Norris
officiating. Entombment will
be at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens in Avon Park.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the American
Heart Association, P.O. Box
21475, St. Petersburg, FL
33742.

Allan Mackintosh
Allan Mackintosh, 96, of
Agawam, Mass., and a winter
resident of Sebring, died Jan.
28, 2008. Born in Springfield,
Mass., he was a professional
golfer. He was the starter and
senior pro at Country Club of
Sebring for the past 19 years.
He is survived by his son,
Roy Mackintosh; five grand-
children and eight great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at the West Springfield
Curran-Jones Funeral Home
in Massachusettes at 1:30
p.m. Friday with burial at the
convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the charity of
one's choice.

Alfreida Oliveri
Alfreida Oliveri, 79, of
Sebring died Jan. 26, 2008.
Born in Sebring, she owned


Salon de Coiffure for many
years.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Angie
and Billy; sis-
ters, Edith ,
Spires, Lois,

D Dorooth y
O'Malley.
Services
Oliveri will be at 2
p.m. today at Morris Funeral
Chapel, Sebring, with Father
J. Peter Sheehan officiating.
Memorials are suggested to
Highlands County Humane
Society.

Dorothy Paxton
Dorothy Dean Paxton, 89,
of Sebring.died Jan. 26, 2008.
Born in Butler County, Pa.,
she spent 26 years as a teacher
in the Kane and
Punxsutawney schools, mov-
ing to Sebring in 1986. She
was a member of Maranatha
Baptist Church.
She is survived by her
daughters, Elizabeth P.
Jenkins, and Janet E.
Carpenter; and sisters, Elaine
Ross, and Aline Stoughton.
A memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m. today at
Maranatha Baptist Church.
Memorials are suggested to
the Manor at Maranatha
Village, 54 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870. Morris
Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in
charge of' arrangements.

Anthony Perrone
Anthony John Perrone, 93,
of Sebring died Jan. 25, 2008.
Born in Malden, Mass., he


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had been a resident of
Highlands County since 1971.
He was a public accountant.
He was ,a member of Our
Lady of Grace Catholic
Church in Avon Park.
He is survived by his wife,
Lena; daughter, Anne
Buckler; brother, John
Perrone; sister, Christine
Scibelli; and two grandchil-
dren.
A Memorial Mass will be at
10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of
Grace Catholic Church, Avon
Park, with Father Robert
Onze officiating. Memorial
donations may ,be made to
The American Heart
Association in his memory.
Cremation arrangements
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.

Robert Thorpe
Robert Thorpe, 50, of Avon
Park died Jan. 27, 2008, in
Avon Park. Born in Avon
Park, he was a carpenter.
Survivors include his sis-
ters, Jana Thorpe and Laura
Bowen, and brother, Clay
Thorpe.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the Highlands
County Humane Society.
Cremation arrangements were
handled by the Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home' of
Avon Park.


Allan
Mackintosh
1911 -2008


AGAWAM Allan Mackintosh, 96 of Main Street died Monday in a local
nursing home. Allan was born in Springfield and has lived in Agawam
most of his life. Al was a life member of the PGA with 71 years of serv-
ice in the PGA. He started out as a caddy and Junior member of Ludlow
Country Club and won the club championship at the ages of 14, 15, 16,
17 and 18. When he was 18 he also won the New England Links
Championship. He turned Pro in 1930 and earned his PGA status in
1937. He was the'Pro at the Country Club of Wilbraham until 1942,
when the course closed during World War II. He worked in a defense
plant until 1946 when the Country Club re-opened, and he remained
there as a Pro until his retirement in 1975, In 1949 Al qualified for the
National PGA Championship at Salem CoJntry Club, won the Western
Massachusetts Open in 1953 and in 1962 became a member of the
Quarter Century Club. In 1972 Al was the PGA Club Professional of the
Year, and was also Vice President of the Connecticut PGA for 2 years. In
1973 he won the Executive Award for Outstanding and Dedicated Service
from the Conn, PGA. Al was also Teaching Pro at Hilton Head Island, SC
in the winter months for 3 years, Moss Creek Country Club for 2 years,
Longmeadow Country Club for 2 years, Harder Hall Golf School, and
Manager-Pro at Spring Lake for 2 years. He has been the Starter and
Senior Pro for the Country Club of Sebring for the past 19 years. A daugh-
ter Cheryl Burgess died in 1999. He leaves his son Roy Mackintosh and
his wife of West Yarmouth; five grandchildren Deneen Ziegler, Scott and
Greg Mackintosh, and Diane and Curk Burgess. He also leaves a son-
in-law Ace Burgess and eight great grandchildren. A Memorial Service
will be held-at the West Springfield Curran-Jones Funeral Home Friday at
1:30pm with burial at the convenience of the family. Memorial contribu-
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DISMISSALS
Continued from 1A

"Luke" Brooker after about
two years of use by their
respective charges.
Brooker's office had its
share of disciplinary action
due to improper use of the
tool that facilitates real-time,
computer-based communica-
tions.
Sara Turnbull and Lisa
Tantillo, both employed in
courthouse operations, and
Jodi Mechling, financial
reporting, were formally rep-
rimanded for spending exces-
sive non-work related time on
GroupWise.
Because of her leadership
role, Turnbull was demoted
from her supervisory position,
but nobody was fired from the
Clerk's office.
"The crime doesn't fit the
punishment," Edwards said of
being fired.
County policy allows ter-
minated employees to file a
grievance within three work-
ing days of being let go. Lee,
Edwards and Handley intend
to fight for their jobs, citing
inequities in how punishment
is meted out.
"It's open ended and com-
pletely subjective in how it
could be applied," Lee said of
the county's personnel rules
and regulations.
Cool kept his comments
brief when contacted by the
News-Sun on Monday morn-
ing, acknowledging the dis-
missals, their reasons and the
ongoing investigations.
A statement was released
later.
The crux of the argument of
those fired is that they were
terminated for violating the
Highlands County Network
Usage Policy, specifically
paragraphs 11 and 14.
Paragraph 11 addresses
excessive use of telecommu-
nications "for frivolous or
non-productive" purposes.
Paragraph 14 is a catch all for
"unauthorized acts" not
specifically delineated.
They each signed the agree-
ment, which, in its final para-
graph bears, "I, the under-
signed, understand that failure
to comply with this policy
could lead to disciplinary
action, up to and including
termination."
In the termination letters,
their violations are defined as
Group II Offenses, which


range from conviction of a
crime (other than minor traf-
fic offenses) to sexual harass-
ment consisting of unwel-
come sexual advances,
requests for sexual favors, et:
al.
Group I Offenses result in a
maximum penalty of a repri-
mand on first offense.
They argued their offense
didn't rise to a Group II level,
which is punishable by "up
to" termination.
Transcripts of the conversa-
tions, primarily between
Edwards, Handley and Lee,
lean toward sexual harass-
ment.
Their colorful dialogues
suggest a virtual menage a
trois. They called their three-
way conversations their
"threesome."
But, Internet messaging
sessions are done on an
i.nvite-only basis, meaning
easily-offended individuals
couldn't stumble into a con-
versation and outsiders didn't
have access to the internal-
use-only GroupWise program.
The trio point out they
weren't fired for content but
for excessive use. However,
in receiving their dismissal
letters, two were told verbally
that content was a factor.
If productivity was an
issue, they asked, why did
each of them receive "out-
standing" performance
reviews, PRIDE incentives
and other accolades while
meeting deadlines within their
department, Office of
Management and Budget.
While discussing extracur-.
ricular activities such as
Fantasy Fest pictures taken at
Key West to prolonged and
explicit sexual conversations,
the trio were able to carry on
their appointed tasks.
A house-painting conversa-
tion between Handley anZ1
Flowers, for example, quickly
went south.
"I have a paint brush and
some leftover paint lying
around here someplace and I
am currently looking for some
part-time work ... got any
ideas?" Flowers said at 12:18
p.m. Oct. 30 during an IM dis-
cussion with Handley. He
added, three minutes later,
"However; I was always bet-
ter at finger-painting."
She responded, 11 minutes
later, "I'd like your fingers
better than a brush any ol'
way!!"
In context with other con-


versations, the
aforemen-
tioned is mild.
To print ver-
batim the dia-


among the Flowers
three ex-
employees would be inappro-
priate.
"This is evidently going to
affect a lot of people,"
Flowers said Tuesday morn-
ing, himself under investiga-
tion.
He learned of the dis-
missals along with other
directors and department
heads Monday.
He couldn't recall specific
conversations he had on
instant messenger but didn't
deny the passage.
He echoed the assertions
that the messages were said in
jest among friends, but he
realized they could be taken
out of context or construed as
negative.
"This is a really bad situa-
tion," Flowers said, explain-
ing it's an embarrassment for
the county.
Flowers, Handley, Lee and
Edwards acknowledged they
knew their conversations
were being monitored and
recorded as public records.
"It didn't occur to me (at
the time)," Flowers said. "It
was a lapse in judgment."
Handley said her instant
messaging conversations were
an extension of a flirty per-
sonality that, among friends
and co-workers who know
her, never went beyond
friendly banter.
Productivity wasn't hin-
dered, they said, because the
conversations happened in the
background. The conversation
"windows" may have
remained open but time
stamps reveal active "talk"
and lulls.
Their IM sessions, the three
asserted, ensured they were
more productive and less
intrusive than counterparts
who held extended personal
conversations on phones or in
the halls.
'Some of their comments
extended beyond the sexually
gratuitous when they vented
steam in derisively discussing


various commissioners,
supervisors and employees.'
Again, they said such com-
ments, no different than what
one might say privately out-
side the workplace, weren't
meant to offend. They were
"spoken" in the relative safety
of a closed, private conversa-
tion.
"I'm in the process of
reviewing any of the. instant
messages that any of the
directors have on their com-
puters," Assistant County
Administrator Rick Helms
said Tuesday, when asked if
any specific action was taken
regarding Flowers. "I don't
want to comment until I have
reviewed all of them in their
entirety."
Helms anticipated his
investigation would conclude
Friday.
Human Resources Director
John Minor, at 6 p.m. Tuesday
and after two days of inter-
views for the Community
Services Director position,
said no additional disciplinary
paperwork had crossed his
desk.
Flowers was among the
applicants interviewed


Tuesday, but his level of qual-
ification wasn't enough to
make him a contender.
The advisory board that
will make its recommenda-
tions to the county commis-
sioners was notified that
Flowers was under inyestiga-
tion, Minor said.
The instant messages were
discovered during an E-911
audit by the Clerk's Internal
Audit Division, explained
Mary Wilson, senior auditor.


She said certain E-911
information was referenced to
have been discussed either on
instant messenger or in e-
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PLANT
Continued from 1A

putting the city into a situa-
tion to allow for developers
to ask for extensions if they
approved this one. Wright
was assured by Ted Long of
Public Works., that there were
no other pending contracts.
Chastain Skillman was
there to make their recom-
mendations to Avon Park
considering the 20 year old
wastewater plant.
Several options were pre-
sented, including a 13 million'
dollar mirror plant being
built, to address issues of
growth that the city has
already committed to over the
next three years.
All, on the council were
concerned that taking on the
fiscal responsibilities of a
capital improvement project
ranging from 9 to 17 million
dollars over the next 30 years
was not an appropriate action.
After, lengthy discussion,
and a request from.
Councilman Wright, the deci-
sion was made to table any
ideas for a facilities plan until
further information could
gathered and adjustments
could be made that consid-
ered the cities' growth .over
the next three years and the
downturn in the housing mar-
ket.
Citing current usage under
50%, Wright was concerned
that taking on any fiscal
responsibilities outside of
repairing the facility was not
a good idea.
"I want a second opinion,"
said Wright. "There are a lot
of economic factors we need
to consider right now, and I
cannot vote for this without
more information."
.A' council mremberz
agreed that the city needed to
take a closer look at the cur-
rent rates, and consider
adjusting them to meet cur-
rent expenses.
Further discussion was
tabled until March.
- The city did pas an inter-
a iT agreement with
Highlands County concerning
impact fees next.
The city agreed to comply
with the county's impact fee
plan and to support the col-
lection during issuance of
building. permits.
The agreement passed
without discussion.
The following item of dis-
cussion was the city's consent
agenda consisting of last
meetings minutes, project
status, reports and the
appointment of Mandy
.Ramos to the Recreation
Board, which also passed
unanimously.
A final item included the
first reading of Ordinance
No. 03-08 considering the
Amendments to Land
Development Regulations.
Amendments were made
mostly to clarify ambiguities
and to revamp the current
sign regulations.



CRA
Continued from 1A
n't to keep people from
applying, but instead to end
problems the board had been
running into.
"We're not trying to dis-
courage anybody," Brenner
said. "We're trying to get
somebody to not abuse the
process."
SBrenner said the changes
should result in more equal
treatment for those applying
for CRA facade grants.
"If it doesn't work, we can
change it," Brenner said. "We
have to treat everybody the
same, and not give preferen-


Man uses stolen identity to PASSES

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Racks up $20,000 in
additional charges over
two-month period

By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING A man
charged with 88 felonies was
finally discovered in North
Florida after evading a war-
rant for his arrest nearly nine
months.
Jeffery Hornsby, 44,
Sebring, allegedly stole per-
sonal information from a
neighbor and used it to apply
for a Platinum Visa Business
Card from Bank of America.
He charged $24,000 in
services over 60 days,
Detective Christopher Myers
wrote in the arrest report.
The application, had the
victim's name, date of birth,
phone and Social Security
numbers.
It listed additional names
on the account aside from the
victim Hornsby and
Eugene Piotrowski, for a
business named Chef's
Delight Catering, Myers said.
The first transaction was to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home on June 2006 to pay for
Piotrowski's funeral services.


Piotrowski, 40, died in a
car crash a month prior.
In an obituary published in
the News-Sun, Piotrowski was
said to be survived by his
companion, Hornsby.
Employees at the funeral
home identified Hornsby ,as
the man they escorted to the
casket the day of the funeral,
Myers said.
The card went on to rack up
82 additional charges.
They were made at Wal-
Mart, Bank of America,
Chili's, RJ Gators, and multi-
ple gas stations. Duffer's
Sports Grille alone accumu-
lated 18 charges in the 60-day
period the card was active.
In April of last year, Myers
reviewed four photographs
taken from Bank of America
surveillance, showing
Hornsby withdrawing $7,000
in June 2006, he said.
A warrant was issued for
his arrest in May, but Hornsby
was not in the county.
"He was found in August in
Leon County," said Lt. Tim
Lethbridge of the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office.
Hornsby was booked into
the Highlands County Jail on
Saturday and was being held
in lieu of $113,000 bond.


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McCain takes state; Romney wins county


By KEVIN J. SHUTT and
MATT MURPHY
News-Sun reporters
By 10 p.m. Tuesday the
presidential preference pri-
mary had been called for Sen.
Hillary Clinton in the
Democrat race and Sen. John
MqCain for the Republicans.
Rudy Giuliani announced
his withdrawal and a potential
endorsement of McCain.
Returns from 81 percent of
Florida's precincts showed
McCain with 36 percent of
the vote and Mitt Romney
with 31 percent.
Clinton had about 50 per-
cent of the voteswhen 71 per-
cent of the state's precincts
reported in.
In Highlands County,
Clinton's and Barack
Obama's numbers matched


statewide figures but by 10
p.m. Romney pulled ahead of
McCain with an 18-vote mar-
gin, 36.27 percent and 36.14
percent, respectively.
Of the 25 provisional bal-
lots (ballots scrutinized by the
canvassing board because a
voter didn't bring proper
identification) approved, four
went to Romney, and McCain
captured six, solidifying
Romney's win in Highlands
County with a 16-vote mar-
gin.
Supervisor of Elections Joe
Campbell credited the proper-
ty tax amendment for the
"real good turnout."
"When you hit them in'the'
wallet, it brings them out," he
said.

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another. I think this would
correct some of the situations
we have right now."
Other minor changes to the
facade grant application and
guidelines were approved
Monday, including an added
emphasis on the requirement
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Sebring students graduate

from respective universities


Jenna Taylor
Sebring resident Jenna
Leigh Taylor has earned a
bachelor of arts degree, in
organizational management
from Warner Southern
College with Magna Cum
Laude honors. Taylor, the
daughter of Dr. Richard and
Debbie Taylor, graduated
from Sebring High School in
2004.
She earned her associate of
arts degree at South Florida
Community College. ,While
attending WSC, Taylor was a
member of Sigma Beta Delta,
an international honor society
for. Business, Management,
and Administration, as well as
the National Omicron-Psi
Honor Society.
Taylor plans to further con-
tinue her studies at Palmer
College of Chiropractic in
Port Orange to obtain her
doctor of chiropractic degree.
Francisco Suarez
Francisco Javier Suarez
graduated Magna Cum Laude
in Law at the Universidad
Central of Venezuela on Nov.
29. His parents, DL. Silvia S.
Suarez and Professor Naudy
S. Figeroa, both university
professors, decorated him
with his graduation medal at
the ceremony.
Francisco studied in Lake
Placid Middle School in
1998, coming from Geneva,
Switzerland and'later contin-
ued his secondary school and
law studies in Caracas,
Venezuela. In 2006 he was
awarded the Diplomacy
Award at the United Nations
Harvard World Model in
Beijing, China; and in previ-
ous years represented. his
University in Cairo, Egypt
and in Mexico City.
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Francisco Suarez
Rev. Dale and Ruth Schanely
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"Go Girls" is a, program
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tion and resources for lasting
self-esteem and making wise
choices in their daily lives.
Program topics include com-
municat'ion skills, healthy
relationships, decision-mak-
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the First Presbyterian Church
Lake Placid. The / middle
school "Go Girls" programs
starts Feb. 4 and are offered at
the Church of the Nazarene
on Interlake Blvd. in Lake
Placid and the. United
Methodist Church on Pine
Street in Sebring.
Both groups are held from
3:15-5 p.m .


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Upgrade
your skills, when South
Florida Community College
offers a series of two-day
computer workshops at the
SFCC Highlands Campus,
Avon Park.
Students will learn about
headers, footers, tables, sort-
ing, tabs, and graphics in
Intermediate MS Word. The
workshop will be held
Fridays, Feb. I and Feb. 8.
In Intro to MS Excel, stu-
dents will learn the basics of
Excel, including how to cre-
ate, format, and print basic
spreadsheets including basic
formulas and Excel charts.
The workshop will be held,
Fridays, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22.
In Intermediate MS Excel,
students will learn advanced
functions, including the IF
and LOOKUP formulas, and
sorting, filtering, and subto-
tals. The. workshop will be
held, Fridays Feb. 29 and
March 7.
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presentations, including lay-
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four-hour workshop will meet
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for this workshop is $65.
In Intro to. MS Access, stu-
dents will learn the basics of
Access database tables,
queries, simple forms, and
reports. The workshop will be
held Fridays, March 28 and
April 4.
In Intermediate MS Access,
students will learn to cus-
tomize forms and reports, and
create macros to automate
functions. The workshop will
be, held Fridays April 11 and
April 18.
Learn the principles of
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of HTML,. and be introduced
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All workshops will be held
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$125. To register call, 453-
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494-7500, ext. 7405, 7134, or
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SFCC offers basic law enforcement


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College's
Public Service Academy is
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Editorial & 0on


Families are sweet experiences


Serving Highlands County since 1927
CLARISSA WILLIAMS ROMONA WASHINGTON
Publisher Executive Editor


SCOTT DRESSEL
Assistant Editor


DAN HOEHNE
Sports Editor


It's all in the wrist

It is time to get serious about water conservation.
When aiming for so large a goal it takes agreement
and everyone working together organizations and
individuals; public and private. That's because every
faucet has to be engaged, meaning the need for many
hands.
Water conservation should be much in our minds,
especially for those of us who live with enough of
nature surrounding us to see the effects of, now years
of, below average rainfall.
One look at any lake in the county should be
enough to admit to a problem, except for those of us
in denial.
We applaud the town of Lake Placid's partnership
with the Southwest Florida Water Management
District, and their campaign to raise public awareness.
As News-Sun staff writer Matt Murphy reported on
Sunday, signs reading: "It's a drought. Conserve!" are
being placed all over Lake Placid as a reminder.
We hope the other municipalities will take up the
fight.
Each of us, from kindergartner to retiree has to take
action, most pointedly, by using less water.
There are all kinds of ways to save.
Many suggestions are available online. We simply
Googled 'How to save water' and a long list popped
up.
Here are some suggestions from a Web site at
www.eartheasy.com.
Check for leaks, of course, and get a rain shutoff
device for the irrigation system.
Don't use the toilet as a trash can or wastebasket.
Every flush of a cigarette butt or tissue uses five to
seven gallons of water.
To cut down on that kind of water waste put an
inch or two of sand or small pebbles inside of two
plastic bottles to weigh them down. Fill them with
water, and put them in the toilet tank. There are two
things about which to be careful: Be sure to leave
room for at least three gallons of water the mini-
mum needed for a flush -- and place the bottles so
they do not interfere with the flushing mechanism.
New technology is on the market. Toilets have
been designed to be ultra-low volume; new front-
loading washers use up to 50 percent less water and
50 percent less energy; relatively inexpensive water
restricters for shower heads are available; as are aera-
tors one of the older, most tried conservation
devices.
Take shorter showers.
Turn off the water while brushing teeth
Plant drought resistant plants and grasses.
Use soaker hoses; water in the early morning.
Obey the county's restrictions.
This is just a short list, to get the imagination going.
The main point to be made here is that we have to do
more than simply say, "Tut, tut, tut, what a shame."
We have to engage with the faucet and hose.
It's not even that difficult to do, because in the end,
it's all in the wrist.


Now, it is something that is
just hard to explain. I am a
person of imagination, but I
have even a difficult time
coming up with the proper
words for it. Yet, despite this
fact, I will proceed to try.
There is a comfort, like
homemade soup on a cold
day, that comes to having
family around. There is just a
sweetness to the air, like gar-
denias in bloom, when family
gather around each other.
I am still in the recovering
realm from this past weekend.
Not because it was a horrible
experience, but rather for the
opposite. It was a joyful
encounter; one that leaves a
lasting impression upon you. I
am still taking into account
how much I have learned and
the laughter that was shared.
You see, most of my family
lives around these parts. Yet,
we still enjoy to gather
around each other and spend
quality and a good amount of
quantity time together. And
last weekend, we incorporat-
ed both together.
Despite the fact that the
family room has much more
leg space, not even to mention


Murphy's
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the comfortable seating,
everyone still seems to gather
around in the kitchen. When
all of the seats are filled, you
either stand or squeeze in
with a cousin or ever-loving
aunt of your choice. There are
young ones gathering on
cousins laps and newborn
babies that are being fought
over to be held.
Typically there is food on
the table, but the conversation
is always much sweeter to the
soul than the food.
At times, it is a reminiscing
event, one in which we tell
stories of the past and learn
from life's many lessons. At'
other times, it is talking about
the present, sharing and


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laughing. It always seems to
make any problems seem to
disappear.
We have several new addi-
tions to the family, which has
certainly changed the per-
spective on things. It is a
wonderful event when a little
one grabs you by the hand and
asks to go for a 'treasure
hunt'. Or when one cannot yet
say your name completely,
but calls you Liri-ley instead.
Seeing life through their
eyes brings an ever-special
spark. They are eyes that still
see the sunset as a painting,
and eyes that are continually
looking for a new adventure.
Such a sweet experience
when you are able to laugh
until you cry with people who
have known you since you
were born. Such a sweet expe-
rience it is when you are able
to call upon these people and
know that they will be there
for you. Such a sweet experi-
ence it is to have a family.

Lindsey Murphy is an Avon
Park resident, currently attend-
ing college. She can be contact-
ed by e-mail at
lnm_000@yahoo.com.








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Letters


Editor's note: The follow-
ing letters were submitted to
the News-Sun during the two-
week cooling off period prior
to an election.

Too confusing
Editor:
Am I missing something
here? I thought every consti-
tutional amendment presented
to the voters in Florida could
only have one issue. Yet
according to Highlands
County Property Appraiser,
Raymond McIntyre, "The
amendment is really four
amendments in one." Who
does the referendum benefit?
Certainly not the property
owner;
The constitutional amend-
ment is not only confusing to
understand but also ambigu-
ous in its content because of
the many concerns the voter
must take into consideration.
The wording is more than an
astrophysicist can compre-
hend.
Many years, ago, I believe
back in the '80s, the Supreme
Court of Florida ruled that a
constitutional amendment
could only present one topic.
Yes, the one topic is there,
property taxes. But the revi-
sion in the Homestead Act
covers multiple conse-
quences. Who benefits? Not
the voter.
In addition to the court's
ruling, there was an amend-
ment passed many years ago


stating that all future
Proposed Constitutional
Amendments had to be
reviewed by the court prior to
ballot referendum. Why? So
the court could rule on its
constitutionality. Just imagine
the cost to Florida if the court
rules the present revision
invalid once voters approve
it? Who pays the costs? Yes,
certainly it is the taxpayer.
I voted today. I turned
down the proposed change to
the Homestead Act. The rea-
son was an underlying hidden
motive not stated in the refer-
endum. I disliked the idea that
in the future I would likely
pay 100 percent school dis-
trict taxes on assessed value
regardless of the exemption
given by the state. School
taxes are the largest part of
homestead taxes, not county
taxes.
One of the definitions of
change is a reality in life, "to
give and receive reciprocal-
ly." I see all giving and hardly
any receiving on the issue of
school taxes. Do you detect
the obscurity in the No. I
Amendment? As a voter, I
may approve three of the con-
sequences' for change but
reject the fourth.
Thomas S. Holman
Avon Park

Who is really running?
Editor:
Will some of your readers
please help me to understand


more perfectly who the candi-
dates are in these democratic
debates as well as those on the
campaign trail?
Is Bill Clinton running for a
third term under Hillary's
umbrella of hope? I voted for
President Clinton the first
election having no better rea-
son than an earnest desire to
cleanse the stagnated H.W.
Bush era.
The second time I voted for
President Bill Clinton because
I liked him and admired him
for his good business sense,
turning red into black.
Frankly, I was surprised
and disappointed to see the
dark ugly side of Bill Clinton
as he chose to insult and make
very demeaning remarks
about Barack Obama. Clinton
was not defending his wife
when he .stated Obama's run
for the White House was non-
sense, a fairy tale.
"Give me a break" old man
of the past.
Has it come as a blind-
sided surprise to President
Clinton that this intelligent,
young Afro-American, clean-
cut and articulate is well qual-
ified to become a world leader
of this great country?
Or does Bill Clinton feel a
personal challenge by the
youth and scholastic intelli-
gence that may rattle the inner
insecurities of losing a grip on
power?
And please tell me this,
dear readers, if Hillary were


to become president could she
muzzle the ox that bull-dozed
her into the oval office? Or
would Bill become president
and the American people once
again become hood-winked?
Before you cast your vote
for Hillary Clinton as presi-
dent think through the ramifi-.
cations of what the end results
may become. It takes only
seconds to make a mark on a
ballot, but years to overcome
the damage that little mark
may have done.
. Voting for any of these old-
timers, the embedded
Washington bureaucrats is a
far cry from change. It is a
vote to continue a life lived
high on the hog for them and
the same old picking dumps
and scraping the bottom of the
barrel for the poor and needy.
A "change" means some-
thing new, clean. It means to
kick lobbyists in the anal area
and to take back the U.S. gov-
ernment for the people.
Barack Obama for
President and John Edwards
for vice president means
change.
Now let's have a look at the
murky side of the equation,
the same old, same old.
John McCain, a war hero, a
great American we all are
grateful for and admire. John
McCain, 71 years old, health
issues, some as a long-stand-
ing result of years of captivity
as a prisoner of war. He sold
out to W. Bush in 2000 when


thousands of us, me included,
stood behind him 100 percent,
reminiscent of Ross Perot. He
has been in Washington too
long, more likely to be led by
lobbyists than to lead.
Not unlike Hillary, McCain
loves to boast of years of
service in Washington, while
Hillary shrieks her claim to 35
years of service. What they do
not seem to understand is, the
American people hunger for
change and not antiquity.
We intend to brush the dust
off this three-piece suit and
let the fiber of a new fabric
shine forth. A renewal of
Uncle Sam in his youth when
all was new, young, exploring
possibilities and the audacity
to hope.
Una V. McLaughlin
Sebring

Additional letters regarding
Tuesday's candidates and issues
on the ballot will appear in
Friday's edition.

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Dabbling
With Daniel
Daniel Bedell


It's time for a

Presidential

Smackdown

I'm officially tired of the
presidential election. I am
tired of hearing about hair-
cuts, what is black enough,
saying sorry for votes, how
much someone loves Jesus or
who is for or against homo-
sexual marriage.
We need a new format. Out
with debates. Out with stump
speeches. Out with 'these
CNN, MSN, NPR, NBC, PBS
bobble heads spewing about
what wearing Hanes means to
elect-ability in Kansas among
middle class, Peruvian
American home owners who
drive foreign made cars and
prefer diet Coke over origi-
nal.
The new format will start
out with something that will
give America a breath of
fresh air and help the econo-
my by creating a television
event the size of the Super
Bowl. What will it be you
ask?
Presidential Primary
Smack Down!
That's right. Each of the
candidates will have to show
their prowess in the ring.
Forget how you are going to
lead the country against ter-
rorism. No, we want to know
what are you going to do if
trapped on a deserted island
with Osama Bin Laden using
nothing but your bare hands.
Who is going to come out
standing? Your candidate or a
guy the CIA has said is on
dialysis, has an enlarged
heart, diabetes and chronical-
ly low blood pressure?
Your standings in the polls
determine who .you're
matched up against.
But wait, that's not all! The
second event will be similar,
but perhaps even better. What
does the United States of
America want more than
American Gladiators vs.
Presidential Hopefuls?
Hosted by Hulk Hogan and
Layla Ali it's your favorite
Democrats and Republicans
squaring off against Real
American Gladiators! And
.no, Mike Huckabee, you
can't have Chuck Norris help
you. Although, if you win the
primary I would certainly
suggest you think long and
hard about making him your
running mate because he is
going to come in mighty
handy in the second round of
Presidential Smack Down:
The Tag Team Edition.
And if that wasn't enough
for all of you, there will also
be Dancing With The
Candidates, American
Presidential Idol, Survivor
Iowa (where candidates have
to live for up to three weeks
living off nothing but corn
and corn extracts in the wilds
of Iowa), and my personal
favorite, a presidential rap
battle.
Seriously, are we really
going to learn anything more.
about these candidates, these
human reruns, between now
and November? I don't think
so.
So candidates, do America
a favor and embrace the only
load of bull larger than your
own: Reality TV.



Daniel Bedell is an Avon Park
resident currently attending col-
lege in Michigan.


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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11A


Community Calendar


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

TODAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers
served from 5-7 p.m.Live music
is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hot
dogs served. Draft 75 cents all
day. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call
471-1448.
* American Veterans have
bingo at 1:30 p.m. every
Wednesday: Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
building, corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street, Avon
Park.
* 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.
* The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 a.m. at Sebring
Recreation Center to play
bridge. For details, call Claire
Marcotte at 382-6720.
* Christian Fellowship Group
meets 7 p.m. For details, call
381-9005 or 381-9007.
* Country Swingers has
dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club,. 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring:
Membership is required.
Advanced dancing is from 6-8
p.m. Couples dancing is from
8-9 p.m. New dances taught
every other week. Call 655-
2398.
* DivorceCare is a weekly
video support group for those
experiencing the pain of sepa-
ration or divorce. Come any
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at
First
Baptist Church of Avon Park


Fellowship Hall classroom.
Thirteen individual video ses-
sions offer hope and support.
Workbook cost is $12.
Children;s and youth activities
provided. Supper available at 5
p.m. for $3 ($10 max for fami-
ly). Call 453-6681.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the
Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All
area seniors are invited. Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. For details, call Bob
or Ahn McQueen at, 386-0752.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon Park
and Sebring) meets from 8:30-
10:30 a.m. for coffee and
doughnuts and socializing for
members and any interested
person. For details, call 382- '
2208.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 4 p.m. every
Wednesday at Lake Placid
Public Library Community
Room. Call 370-0312.
* Kiwanis Club of Sebring
meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for
more information.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661 has
casual dining from 5-7 p.m. at
the lodge. Open to members
and their guests. Shuffleboard
is at 1 p.m. For details, call


465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* Over The Hill Gang meets
10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow
Range for target shooting. For
details, call 655-4505.
* Rotary Club of Lake Placid
Breakfast meets at 6:44 a.m.
at The Heron's Garden, 501
U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just
north of the Tower.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
hosts Wacky Wednesday from
5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied
menu of food for $5 and special
drink prices. Lounge open from
3-10 p.m. Open to Elk mem-
bers and guests. Music provid-
ed from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For
details, call 471-3557.
* Sebring Kiwanis Club
meets noon, Homer's
Smorgasbord, Sebring.
* Sebring Library has story-
time at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves hamburgers, fries and
fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m.
at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef
franks and Italian sausages
served from 1 p.m. to closing.
There will be music from 4:30-
7:30 p.m. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
has pinochle at 1 p.m., nickel
shuffleboard scrambles at 1:15
p.m., line dance lessons at
5:30 p.m. and line dancing at
6:30 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 487 meets at 9
a.m. at Whispering Pines
Baptist Church, 303 White Pine
Drive, Sebring. For details, call
382-7716 or 314-9485.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 plays poker at 2:30
p.m. at the post, 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
For more details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30
p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Service officer at post 12-3
p.m. For details, call 385-8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 Auxiliary meets at
2 p.m. first Wednesday at the
post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon


Park..
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 and Auxiliary travel
to Royal Care Nursing Home in
Avon Park the last Wednesday.

THURSDAY
* 50+ Singles Connection
meets at the Quality Inn every
Thursday and Friday evening at
8 p.m. Call 452-1669.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 1
p.m. at the CrownPointe
Assisted Living Facility in
Sebring. For details, call Lyn or
Bill Roche at 402-0464.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Card games played at 1 p.m.
Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hot
dogs to order. Happy hour from
4-6 p.m, Call 471-1448.
* American Veterans have
euchre games every Thursday.
Sign up is at 6 p.m. and playing
begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 385-
0234. .
* Avon Park Moose Lodge
2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at
the lodge on Walnut Street.
* Bravehearts, an Ala-Non
support group, meets from 1-2
p.m. at Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church. For
details, call 655-3274.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays novice duplicate
games at 12:30 p.m. at 347
Fernleaf Ave., Sebring,
November through May. For
details, call 385-8118.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
has a square dance main-
stream workshop from 1-2:30
p.m. and a square dance
beginner class from 2:30-4 p.m.
at Buttonwood Bay Mobile
Home Park Recreation Hall,
10001 U.S. 27 South, Sebring.
Caller is Joy Teagle. For
details, call Richard and Ann
Smith at 273-0049.
* Downtown Sebring
Breakfast Kiwanis meets 6:30
a.m., Sandy's Circte Cafe on
the Circle, Sebring.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday at
Fletcher Music Center in


Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Golden Seniors Bridge
Club plays every Thursday at
Sandy's Circle Cafe, Sebring.
For details, call Charles Terry at
471-1287.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers
beginning dance lessons for
new and returning dancers
from 4-6 p.m.-Thursday, and
classes for last year's dancers
from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On
Silver Lake in Avon Park. For
more information, call Sam
Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail
him at
samdunn@samdunn.net.
* 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
Genealogical Society meets
first Thursday in the Sebring
Library at 1 p.m., October
through May. Volunteers help
people research family history
from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays. For
details, call 471-2734, 465,
6763 or 452-5939. The Web
site is
www.heartlineweb.org/hcgs/.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes
Episcopal Church on Lakeview
Drive in Sebring. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 2 p.m. every
Thursday at Reflections on
Silver Lake community/activi-
ties hall in Avon Park; and at 6
p.m. every Thursday at
Woody's RV Resort club-
house/activities hall in Sebring.
Call 370-0312.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2-
10 p.m. Happy hour is from 2-5
p.m. Card games are at 6 p.m.
The lodge is open to members
and their guests. For details,
call 465-2661.


* Lake Placid Moose serves
burgers, jumbo hot dogs and
fries at 6 p.m. Music provided
from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Noon Rotary
Club meets at noon at Church
of Christ Church, corner of East
Magnolia Avenue and Hibiscus
Street. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m.
* Lake Placid Woodcarvers
meets from 9-11:30 a.m. at 127
Dal Hall Boulevard. For details,
call Normand Pelland, 465-
5510 or Ralph Algarin, 465-
6230.
* Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly
formed part of the Greater
Lorida Community Club, meets
at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play
softball, volleyball and a variety
of other sports. Teens are
encouraged to come to the
community center.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
every Thursday at Wauchula
Seventh-Day Adventist Church,
205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No
dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit
www.FloridaRidge
Intergroup.com. For details, call
(863) 773-5714.
* Pine Ridge Promenaders
will be dancing from 7:30-9:30
p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park
recreation hall located 1,000
yards east of U.S. 27 on State
Road 70. For more details, call
Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-
2481 or 243-9676.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. For details, call 465-
4888.
* Sebring Breakfast Lions
Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's
Restaurant in Sebring Square.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves hamburgers and french
fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is
from 6-9 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages served from 1 p.m. to
closing at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
has euchre at 1 p.m. and bingo
at 7 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966.


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Business


Gossett among the Florida lawyers to be

recognized for outstanding pro bono work


Sc's p Special to the News-Sun
O Sebring attorney Gary
Gossett is among 22 lawyers
from around the state to be
recognized Thursday by the
Florida Bar for their work on
behalf of poor and indigent
ho Vclients. Chief Justice of the
Florida Supreme Court will
present awards to a judge, a
voluntary bar association, a
law firm and anl individual
lawyer at a special ceremony
at the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Bar President
Francisco R. Angones, of
Miami, will present the
awards for pro bono service in
each of Florida's 20 judicial
circuits and outside the state
Courtesy photo of Florida to:
On Jan. 18, Sebring VFW Post 4300 presented a Certificate of Appreciation to 0 Gary Randal Gossett Jr. of
Robbins Nursery for its generous donation of time, labor and materials such as Sebring,
plants, bushes and flowers to help in the beautification program of the Post grounds. 0 Debra Trevlyn Alexander
Presenting the certificate is. Fran Collum (right) of the VFW. Receiving the award is of St. Augustine,
Joe Hawldkins of Robbins Nursery. 0 Carlotta Appleman-Moniz
of Panama City,


Smooch your Pooch at PETCO Valentine's Party


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Nothing says
"I love you" like a big slob-
bery kiss from your favorite
furry Valentine. Pet parents
can smooch their pooch, cud-
dle their cat or hug their ham-
ster at PETCO's Valentine's
Pet Party at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 9.
The event, sponsored by
Hill's Science Diet, will be
held at PETCO locations
nationwide. Festivities will
include a best pet kiss contest,
where pets and their parents

Get insurance
for jewelry items

Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The
Valentine's Day holiday is
quickly approaching and
.many people will be choosing
jewelry for loved ones per-
haps a ring for a marriage
proposal or an elegant neck-
lace or bracelet for a spouse.
Either way, jewelry is tradi-
tionally the ultimate gift to
symbolize admiration and
love. That is why Brooke
Insurance, a franchise of
Brooke Capital Corporation,
is encouraging people in the
Sebring area to get the proper
insurance coverage on per-
sonal items such as jewelry as
the holiday comes knocking
on our doors.
."It is vital that insurance is
considered as people begin to
purchase expensive jewelry
items or gifts for their spous-
es or other loved ones this.
Valentine's Day," said Kyle
Garst, chief executive officer
of Brooke Capital
Corporation. "It is very com-
mon for homeowner policies
to have certain coverage lim-
its. In fact, most policies
require that additional cover-
age be purchased to protect
valuable items, like jewelry,
that are often kept at home."
Garst gives Sebring jewel-
ry buyers, and those who
receive jewelry as a gift this
Valentine's Day, the follow-
ing tips on how to take prop-
er safety measures.
Be sure to keep an accu-
rate list of the different pieces
of jewelry you keep in your
home, as well as the appraisal.
amount for each item, if
available.
Do not keep jewelry out
in the open. Leaving jewelry
out may lead to loss or theft.
Also, be sure not to leave
valuable jewelry unattended
or unsecured.
When you leave your
home, make sure all windows
and doors are locked. And, if
you have a security system,
be sure to keep it activated.
If you own jewelry that
you do not wear frequently, a
safe deposit box might be
good to keep in the home.
Note: bedrooms are usually
the first places to be burglar-
ized. Therefore, it is safer to
store the safe deposit box in
another area of the home.


can show their best public
display of affection (for furry
friends only). The top
smoochers will be awarded a
bag of Science Diet Oral Care
Dog or Cat Food and a tin of
Yip Yap breath fresheners for
dogs. Following the contest,
pet parents can return the
favor and decorate a heart-
shaped cookie for their spe-
cial friend.
I At the event, attendees will
pose with their pet and get a
free commemorative
Valentine's Day photo frame,
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PETCO offers heart-shaped
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* Danelle Dykes Barksdale
of Tampa,
* Morgan Ray Bentley of
Sarasota,
* Dionne Maria Blaesing of
New Port Richey,
* Ross Benjamin Bricker of
Chicago,
* Suzanne Smith Brownless
of Tallahassee,
* Theodore Mark Burt of
Trenton,
* Russell E. Carlisle of Fort
Lauderdale,
* Melanie Emmons Damian
of Miami,
* Patricia Ann Eables of Key
West,
* James D. Francis o,f
Jacksonville,
* Robert Eugene Fridley of
Gainesville,
* John Richard Hamilton of
Orlando,
* Amy Christine Hamlin of
Longwood,
* Julie Hope Littky-Rubin of
West Palm Beach,
* William Jemison Mims Jr.
of Pensacola,
* Ginger Allison Miranda of
Fort Pierce, and
* Jack Arthur Moring of
Crystal River.
Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis


will present the Chief
Justice's annual pro bono
awards:
* Sylvia Hardaway Walb.olt,
of Tampa, The Tobias Simon
Pro Bono Service Award;
* Circuit Judge Michael F.
Andrews, of Clearwater,
Distinguished 'Judicial
Service Award;
* The City Attorney's
Office/City of Tallahassee,
Law Firm Commendation;
and
* Cuban American Bar
Association, Voluntary Bar
Association Pro Bono Service
Award.
In addition, Heather Pinder
Rodriguez, of Orlando, will
receive The Florida Bar
Young Lawyers Division Pro
Bono Service Award,
The awards ceremony will
be broadcast live Thursday,
unless pre-empted, on the
Florida Channel (check local
cable listings for the channel
number) and on the Internet at
http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel.

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'Healthy Chocolate'
comes to Sebring
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Xocai
"Healthy Chocolate" distribu-
tor Judy Nicewicz was intro-
duced to "Healthy Chocolate"
by Donna Dewberry and has
become a distributor for
Xocai. Marketing Xocolate
International Corp. has com-
bined the world's two greatest
super foods raw cacao and
acai to develop the ulti-
mate antioxidant products.
The name Xocai (Sho-sigh)
is composed of the first two
letters of the Aztec word,
"Xocolatl," an ancient cacoa
drink and the last three letters
of "Acai," the exotic and
healthy Amazonian berry. It is,
an all-natural product and can
be used by diabetics.
Antioxidants are molecules
that prevent the damaging
effects of oxygen free radicals
in the body. Less than 10 per-
cent of Americans are con-
suming the necessary fruits
and vegetables recommended
by the United States
Department of Agriculture to
fight off the damaging effects


Health Snapshots


Courtesy photo
Judy Nicewicz (left) and Donna Dewberry are preparing for a
'healthy chocolate' launch in Orlando. They are with Jared
Overton, MXI Corp.


of free radicals.
MXI Corp has focused its
product offering around the
most exciting and powerful
health trends presently in the
marketplace, whether it be
healthy treats, high protein,
weight loss, active lifestyles,
functional beverages, essen-
tial fatty acids or energy.
Donna Dewberry and Judy
Nicewicz invited interested
parties to the "launch" of its


-newest product, the "Cookie,"
in Orlando. It will be at the
Holiday Inn, Rte 436,
Altamonte Springs, on Feb.
16. Registration is at 6:30
p.m. There is no cost or obli-
gation.

The products will be
explained. Call Judy
Nicewicz at 273-1339 or 386-
0123, or visit the Web site at
www.judyloveschocolate.coinm.


Take advantage now for better health


In my very first
article more than
three years ago with
the News-Sun, I
quoted Socrates,
"Ignorance Is evil."
Perhaps evil is too
strong, but how long
does America. take
to "get it."
To try even a lit-
tle to understand the
direction we' have
been going has got-
ten us very little in
the way of having a
healthier life.


Natural
Wellness
Journey
Ray Fisch


There is far too much sick-
ness surrounding all of us
where we ask ourselves, am I
on the list where the conven-
tional world of medicine can
supply us with a prescription
or two or three or more to bail
us out of our dilemma? The
results can be awful side
effects from those drugs,
admittedly confirmed by the
drug industry. In addition, of
late, thousands of deaths stop
gap temporary help, maybe an
emergency aid, and the
American need for a "quick
fix" almost demanded by the
patient.
The cosp of medicine is
underminiing our economy
along with the greedy oil-
industry costs of gas and oil.
Charges of many medicines
are out of the senior's range,
the area where the illnesses
are most prevalent. However,


losers. Si
do?
Past c
written
approach
of us. WI
advice th
way to g


the best approach to path of tremendous loss sur-
bail us out of this rounding all of us.
situation is to seek When we start to really
and go after the nat- love ourselves, to be there for
ural/holistic area of all, to eat intelligently, take
medicine. It is far care of our precious bodies
less costly, safer, and minds, to educate our-
and healthier. selves into a world of happi-
It is too easy to ness, comfort, and apprecia-
put the blame on tion of our beautiful world,
doctors. More prop- and to know deep down that
er is to look to our- can we get off our butts, and
selves. If we contin- be the best we can be, then we
ue to be ignorant of will be able to have some joy,
what lies ahead, security and happiness.
then we'are the true Stop fighting the awareness
o what can we really of the natural old world,
which is there for all, believe
columns have been in it, and show the strength
about the way to that is there. Clear the cob-
better health for all webs out and really learn the
hy do we ignore such help that is truly there. We
iat my be of a better need each other badly right
go. Take kinesiology now.


as a darn good example that
can be of tremendous help
Samongst so many other
healthier ways available right
now.
At present we are in dire
need of help in many .ways.
We all are aware of this. We
are headed for, if not in it
now, a recession that could
choke our very life of some
comfortable way that we have
abused terribly. Having come
from the Great Depression
years, it is no fun to see and
feel the power of loss in such
terrible ways. We have
become too greedy in too
many ways, and are in the


Ray Fisch is a natural health con-
sultant and educator and medical
products distributor He can be
reached at 402-2296 or 840-
1325, or e-mail naturalwell-
ness@embarqmail.com. This
information is not intended to
treat, cure or diagnose your condi-
tion.


American Red Cross
offers classes'
SEBRING The
American Red Cross
Highlands County Service
Center, 106 Medical Center
Ave., will offer the following
classes:
Thursday
Infant/Child.
Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation/ Automated
External Defibrillator, 6-10
p.m. Cost is $35.
Saturday Pet CPR, 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $30.
Monday Adult
CPR/AED, 6-10 p.m. Cost is
$35.
Tuesday First Aid
Basics, 6-10 p.m. Cost is
$35.

'Go Girls' group starts
SEBRING "Go Girls" is
a program designed to give
girls inspiration and
resources for lasting self-
esteem and making wise
choices in,their daily lives.
Program topics include com-
munication skills, healthy
relationships, decision mak-
ing and goal setting.
Sessions are free and avail-
able for middle school girls
in Highlands County.
The first Sebring Go Girls
group will start Monday.
Each Go Girls program con-
sists of eight weekly meet-
ings lasting 90 minutes each
week. Free food is provided.
The first Go Girls class
will start Monday at United
Methodist Church of Sebring
from 3-5 p.m.,Subsequent
meetings will be weekly and
last until Sunday, Feb. 24.
Registration is required.
Call 382-7277.

Back in Touch offers
yoga class
SEBRING Back In
Touch Day Spa will offer a
yoga class starting Monday
with Dr. Nancy Dale, a certi-
fied yoga instructor.
As an lyengar yoga practi-
tioner for more than 20 years,
Dale introduces the postures,
body integration, and breath-
ing techniques that contribute
to health and wellness
through this traditional yoga
practice. '
What is yoga? The word
"yoga" means "union,"`
stressing a mental/physical


Hearing Impaired offers amplified telephones


SEBRING On Thursday,
Hearing Impaired Persons
will be in the Conference
Room at Nu-Hope of
Highlands County in Sebring,
6414 U.S. 27 South, from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m., to distribute
amplified telephones to
Florida residents who have a
hearing or speech loss.
Hearing Impaired Persons
ot a '0" Call
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integration of the mind and
body through various levels
of "asanas" or postures and
"pranayama," a rhythmic
control of the breath, to
improve body alignment,
build strength, and quiet the
restless mind in order to
focus on the attainment of
this goal.
First time yoga students
welcome!
The class will go from
8:30-9:30 and 10:30-11:30
a.m. Mondays; 8:30-9:30,
10:30-11:30 a.m., 3:30-4:30
and 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Please bring your own
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For other information call
402-0711 or the instructor at.
214-8351.


Health fair and blood
drive today
AVON PARK There
will be a health fair at
Grogan Hall of Our Lady of
Grace Catholic Church from
8:30-11 a.m. today.
There will be approximate-
ly 50 health-related vendors.
Meet local, providers and par-
ticipate in the free screen-
ings.
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division's lab will be doing a
fasting cholesterol lipid panel
test as well for $12. There
will be door prizes and
refreshments. Open to the
public; everyone welcome.
This health fair is spon-
sored by Our Lady of Grace
Parish Nurse Health Ministry.
For an appointment to,
donate blood or further infor-
mation, call Alvina Beyer at
314-0117.


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Celebrations


Johnson
Ed and Lucile Johnson
celebrate their 75th ann
sary ,on Saturday, Feb.
with an open house front
p.m. at their home at
Boardman Street in Avon
(across from Avon Park
School east parking lot).
Ed and Lucile were ma
on Feb. 18, 1933, in S
Bend, Ind. They live<
Indiana until the summe
1958. He- worked at the
.Band Plant (Uniroyal
'Mishawaka and
Studebaker factory in S
Bend and played Haw;
guitar in the Aloha Islar
Band for 25 years.
Ed built the Sunny R
Mobile Home Park
Repair business in Avon P
retiring in 1976.


The following people file
marriage licenses at the High
County Courthouse during
month of December, 2Q07:
Terry. Darnell Brown, 46, of
Park and Eleanor Beverly, 3
Avon Park, Dec. 3, 2007.
Nelson Torres, 20, of Lake F
and Cristina Arenas, 19, of
Placid, Dec, 3, 2007.
Robert Howard Simmons,
Sebring and Joyce Elaine Bake
of Sebring, Dec. 4, 2007.
Michael Charles Bailey, 4
Sebring and Deborah Lynn
41, of Sebring, Dec: 6, 2007.
Daniel John Shewmake, 4
Kenosha, Wis. and Rose
Snyder, 52, of Kenosha, Wis.,


riders They have two daughters;
Peggy Kindrick of Avon Park
.idge and Jeanine Olis of South
and Bend. They have six grand-
Park, children and 16 great-grand-
children.

Marriage licenses-
d for 6,2007.
lands Mark Edward Gose, 48, of
the) Sebring and Patricia -Elizabeth
Palmer, 47, of Avon Park, Dec. 7,
Avon 2007.
9, of Walter Baker Newton,. 49, of
Sebring and Jo'Ann Kelley, 46, of
Placid Sebring, Dec. 7, 2007.
Lake Michael Bennett Nischwitz, 23, of
Sebring and Melissa Lynn
46, of Rodriguez, 25, of Sebring, Dec. 7,
r, 52, 2007.
David Crespo, 57, of Naples and
3, of Jahel Posada, 71, of Avon Park,
Baker, Dec. 10, 2007.
Donald Lee Hall, 74, of Avon Park
7, of and Jane Evelyn O'Haver, 73, of
Mary Avon Park, Dec. 10, 2007.
Dec. Mark Allen Haller Jr., 25, of


Sebring and Stephanie Lu Keen, 24,
of Sebring, Dec. 10, 2007.
* Craig Anthony Melvin, 22, of
Sebring and Tiffany Joann Wandel,
24, of Sebring, Dec. 10, 2007.
* Russell Eugene Nolan, 27, of
Sebring and Lynn Maria Serret, 21,
of Sebring, Dec. 12, 2007.
* Samuel Cruz, 22, of LaBelle and
Rufina Regino, 18, of LaBelle, Dec.
13, 2007.
* David Edward Ogden, 55, of
Sebring and Christine Anette
Brown, 57, of Sebring, Dec. 13,
2007.
* Jimmie Ray Williams, 57, of Lake
Placid and Michele Yuhascik
Collins, 50, of Lake Placid, Dec. 14,
2007.


Jennings
Don and Eleanor Jennings
were born six months and 15
miles apart in the.Shenandoah
Valley of Virginia Don in the
city of Staunton and Eleanor
in the rural area of Augusta
County. When Eleanor was 13
years of age her family moved
into the city. She and Don met
when they were 14 years old
at the Methodist church where
both were active in church,
Sunday school and the youth
group. They attended rival
high schools and with Don
playing football, it made for
some very interesting sport-
ing events.
The couple were married
Jan. 4, 1958.
Eleanor attended
Longwood College in
Farmville, Va., then worked
in the business office of a
hospital in Staunton, Va. After
moving to Richmond, Va., she
was employed at Prudential
Insurance Company until they
began raising their family.
When all of their children
were in school, she was a sub-
stitute teacher and as they
became teenagers she worked
for McGraw-Hill Publications
Co. in New Jersey for 12
years.
Don went to Ferrum Jr.
College in Ferrum, Va. and
graduated from Virginia
Commonwealth University
School of Business in
Richmond, Va. Don's career


Don and Eleanor Jennings have been married 50 years.


began at Southern States in
Richmond, then worked for
Philip Morris for several
years before going to West
Virginia Pulp and Paper Co.
in Luke, Md. and Covington,
Va. He then went back to
Philip Morris in Richmond
and within one year was


transferred to New York City,
where he worked for the next
24 years, retiring in 1993.
They have four' children.
Two of their sons live within a
mile of Don and Eleanor's
homeplace-in Virginia and the
other son and daughter live in
New Jersey. They have eight
grandchildren.
Their children hosted a din-
ner and entertainment, remi-
niscing with family and
friends on Jan. 5 at Mrs.
Rowe's Country Buffet in Mt.
Crawford, Va.


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AAUW hosts one-man show in February


Special to the News-Sun;
SEBRING The
Highlands County American
Association of University
Women met Jan. 19 at Spring
Lake Presbyterian Church. In
addition to the regular busi-
ness meeting, an enlightening
program was presented by
Jack Ulmer on identification
theft.
In February, AAUW- will
host a one-man show called
"The Train," performed by


Fred Moore. The date for this ber of AAUW, a woman
popular and fantastic show is should have earned an
11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Associates degree or equiva-
A lunch is included in the lent, or higher. AAUW
ticket price of $12. The event advances equity for women
will take place at Sun Ray and girls through advocacy,,
United Methodist Church, off education and research.
U.S. 27 North in, Sun Ray. Members enjoy many benefits
The monies received from including a caring social net-
this event will go to AAUW work, participation in a book
college scholarships. Guests club and ongoing programs
are welcome. For tickets, call which are both informative as
453-6235. well as entertaining.
In order to become a nmemi- :!Call 452-2493 or 465-1908.


Sebring Optimist Club looks at truancy, bullying


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The
Children's Services Council.
approved a resolution to
request the Florida State
Legislature update the current
state laws governing conduct
in public schools, as they
relate to bullying and truancy.
These issues have become
quite serious on the effect of
children, especially those who
are vulnerable.


The council also approved
appropriation of funds for the:
Boys and Girls Club in its
effort to pay for the ever
increasing costs of establish-
ing the new facility in Avon
Park. The club board of direc-
tors, The School Board of
Highlands County and city of
Avon Park have completed a
project. However, costs coni4:
tinue to rise, so this new fund-
ing is a tremendous boost in


that effort.
The club still has the
matching fund project
($10,000) with $3,400
matched so far. Contact
Woodraun White for informa-
tion at 214-3960.
The Annual Optimist
Oratorical Contest is under
way. Those interested can call
Gabriel Read at 453-2859.
This year's topic: "Why Me?
Why Not?"


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Jazaleea Chaparro
Ashley Edmondson and
Crisantos Chaparro of
Sebring announce the birth of
a daughter, Jazaleea
Franciska, on Jan. 20, 2008,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Jazaleea weighed 6 pounds,
12 ounces and measured 18
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Sherry and Matthew
Edmondson of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents, are
Franciska and Pedro Chaparro
of Sinaloa, Mexico.

Kalianna-Crenshaw
Rosalva Garcia and Dennis
Crenshaw Jr. of Lake Placid
announce the birth of a
daughter, Kalianna Sanaya, at
9:10 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2008 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Kalianna weighed 8
pounds, 14 ounces andmeas-
ured 22 pounds in length.
Maternal grandparent is
Herminia Garcia 'of Lake
Placid.
Paternal grandparents are
Dennis Crenshaw and
Gwendalyn Crenshaw of Lake
Placid.

Leland Enriquez
Lidia and Crescencio
Enriquez of Sebring announce
the birth of a son, Leland, at
10:15 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2008,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Leland weighed 10 pounds,
13 ounces and measured 19
1/2 inches in length. .
Maternal grandparents are


SBirth Announcements j
Maria Catalan and Gilberto
Catalan of Lorida.
Paternal grandparents are
Eva Contreras and Natividad
Enriquez of Mexico.

Miesha Evans
- Lisa Cannie and Martin
Evans of Sebring, announce
the birth of a daughter,
Miesha Shatoria, at 5:18 p.m.
on Jan. 24, 2008, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.
Miesha weighed 7 pounds,
5 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Patricia and Harrison Cannie.
Paternal grandparents are
Ella and Martin Evans.

Leiah Faulkner
Amanda\-Lynn Bliss of
Frostproof and Terrance
Faulkner of Fort Meade
announce the birth of a
daughter, Leiah Nicole, at
2:23 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2008 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Leiah weighed 7 pounds, 2
ounces and measured 19 1/2
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Patty and Daniel Levengood
of Frostproof.
Paternal grandparents are
Kathy and Tony Faulkner of
Fort Meade.


Kaleah Jones
Jasmine Brisbane and Bill
Jones of Sebring announce
the birth of a daughter,
Kaleah A'mya, at 12:10 a.m.
on Jan. 24, 2008, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.
Kaleah weighed 7 pounds,
4 ounces and measured 18 1/2
inches in length.

Acen Keim
Amanda, and Ashton Keim -
of Avon Park announce the
birth of a son, Acen Lucas, at
3:55 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2008 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Acen weighed '8 pounds, 4
ounces and measured 2,1.5
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
William McMullen of Sebring
and Laurie Kahley of York,
Pa.
Paternal grandparents are
Philip Keim of York, Pa. and
Pamela Roesch Keim of
Ipswiteh, S.D.

Maddyson Kelley
Bonnie and Jeff Kelley of
Sebring announce the birth of
a daughter, Maddyson Marie,
at 12:59 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2008
at Florida Hospital Heartland,
Sebring.
Maddyson weighed 7
pounds, 5.5 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Vanda Martin of Sebring and
Kenneth Martin 'of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Lamar and Salley Kelley of
Clewiston.


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anniversary with an open house on Feb. 16.


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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 5B


Clus & Organizations


Club Snapshots


TOPS FL 99
SEBRING Tuesday's TOPS FL 487
meeting was opened with the SEBRING The Tops 487
Tops pledge and songs led by of Sebring, after the chair
Maureen. Members welcomed exercises, was called to order
Jina Coffin as a visitor, with 26 Tops and five Kops
This meeting was special in giving the pledges. The chap-
that David George from the ter welcomed winter member
Highlands County Health Nicole Jacques and new mem-
Department presented a pro- ber Rose Little.
gram on diabetes manage- Roll call had a small gain
ment. He made points on the of 7.25 pounds. Best Loser
fact that there is an ever was Ann Marvin with a three-
increasing number of diabetes pound loss and also awarded
cases being determined each with the four 25-cent coupons
year. Efforts must be made to for a loss the week after being
educate people early in life Best Loser.
and make them aware of the The chapter awards Kops
symptoms, causes, and seri- when they are at or' below
ousness of having diabetes. goal for eight consecutive
The research on this will weeks with a check for $4
hopefully soon determine each Kops Marge Jobin,
through testing, individuals Alice Bowen, France Crass
likely to become diabetic. and Marge Kingston.
With the information, peo- Oh-ohs this week are: buf-
pile will be able to begin to fets, sweets, breads, pastry,
change lifestyles at younger pasta and portion control.
ages and may be able to either The Mystery Gift is with
never have to live with dia- Mary Hayes for a second
betes of at least postpone it week with two weeks more to
too much later in life. go to win. The Attendance
Currently diabetes has several Box was unwrapped by
causes we know of: family Marlene Gillard but found
history, lack of exercising, another wrapper. The 10-cent
excessive weight and age. contest of $2.60 was won by
Finding out early, one can Connie Webb. There were 19
adjust their life to overcome winners in the 25-cent contest
some of these problems. of 35 cents each.
Exercise is key. Stay active, The team of Nancy LaJara,
walk, cut your grass, walk a Ann Marvin and Alice Bowen
dog, anything that will keep are in the lead in the "Pals for
you moving. Eat healthy. a Healthy Heart" out of 13
Fried, greasy, sweets, soft teams. Second highest goes to
drinks loaded with sugar all Linda Harrell, June Filippini
lead to being overweight and and France Crass.
adds to your potential prob- The program was given by
lem. Judy Phillips on "46 Reasons
Ignoring the facts, living in You Need Water." It was a
denial, can lead to diabetes very good program.
caused blindness, numbness For more information, call
in the limbs of the body, kid- 382-7716 or 385-3155.
ney failure and heart prob-
lems. TOPS 632
The business portion of the SEBRING The Tops
meeting highlighted' Marilou Club meets every Monday at
Lilja with a 3 1/4 pound loss First Baptist Church of Lake
for the week. Linda Luke Josephine. Weigh-in begins at
received $1 for keeping her 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:20
last week's weight off, and p.m. and the meeting begins
Carol Bower unwrapped the at 3:30 p.m. for approximate-
last layer of tissue off our ly one hour. For more infor-
attendance gift, therefore col- mation, contact Judy O'Boyle
lecting its contents. Red Box at 699-2986.
money went to Maureen O'Boyle called the meeting
Raymond for her weight loss to order. Members recited the
and Marilyn Perzee was pre- salute to the flag and Kops
sented with the Pound and Tops pledges were said.
Package. Karen Goodwin called the
Stop by any Tuesday with roll. There were 43 members,
no cost or obligation to sit in ,one traveler and two guests
on the meeting. Members present this week. Members
meet from 6-7 p.m. at had some fantastic weight
Atonement Lutheran Church losses and very few gains. In
(behind Publix) at 1744 S.E. fact, the club broke a record
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. for the most weight loss in
For additional information, one week since it was formed.
call June Scherlacher at 382- The best loser of the week
2836. TOPS is dedicated to was Carol Bosshart who
helping people live a healthi- received a token prize.
er, happier life. Members sang two songs,


"Tops World" and "Tops Club
Clover" from their new song-
books.
Dorothy Van Howe kept,the
travel 'gift for the second
week. If she loses for two
more weeks she'll win it. Lil
McNeeley took a wrapper off
the mystery gift, which is still
a mystery, and Emma Broder
won the gift raffle. The secre-
tary's report was read and
approved. "Yes Yeses" for the
next week are to eat apricots
twice, spinach twice and the
no-no is candy.
There was a short business
meeting and then the second
part of a three-part program
entitled "snack attack," was
presented by Janet Allwood.
The focus was on what can be
done to combat the urges to
eat at inappropriate times.
Drinking lots of water, stock-
ing up on low-calorie snacks
such as low-calorie pretzels,
grapes or other fruit, baby
carrots, low-fat yogurt, etc.
These snacks should always
be worked into the daily meal
plan and also into the calorie
count.
After the program, mem-
bers adjourned with "Hand in
Hand."

TOPS 733
Tops FL 733 met at
Highlands Ridge on Jan. 25.
The meeting was called to
order at 8 a.m. by leader
Carol Mitchell. Pledge of
Allegiance, TOPS pledge and
KOPS pledge were recited.
There were 3S members
who weighed in resulting in a
net loss of 17 1/2 pounds for
the week. With a loss of 5 1/4
pounds, the best loser this
week was Joellyn Hufford.
As a club members have lost
,78 net pounds this year.
The secretary's report was
given and approved. Members
discussed the recent health
fair at Tanglewood where the
club had a table and talked to
a lot or interested people. The
club is attending the upcom-
ing health fair at Reflections.
A new partners contest was
presented starting Feb. 1. The
lowfat chocolate contest will
end next week with winners
being presented on Feb. 8.
The club welcomed a new
member, Marilyn Jayne, to
the club,
An announcement was
made about a special offer
running through January,
Spouses of TOPS members
may join for half price.
The meeting was adjourned
at 8:30. For a free visit or to
join, call 385-8723 or 471-
2193.


Woman's Club hosts Orientation Tea


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Forty-
three members of the General
Federation of Women's Clubs
Lake Placid Woman's Club
attended an Orientation Tea to
welcome new members into
the club.
Elaine Adelmann, presi-
dent, welcomed both current
members and new members to
the tea. She thanked Jeanne
Johnison, first vice president,
and the decoration committee
for the beautiful job they did
decorating the clubhouse.


Members who made the deli-
cious 'foods were also
thanked.
Joyce Bousquet, past presi-
dent, gave a very informative
history of the club. This was
followed by the viewing of a
DVD that told the history of
the General Federation of
Women's Clubs. '
Each committee chairper-
son gave a brief description of
their committee and noted the
projects that their committee
has been involved in for the
past two years.


Each new member was
introduced and given a pink
carnation by Johnson. Past
presidents Becky Ludacer,
Joyce Bousquet and Nellie
Hammond and committee
chairpersons Rose-Mary
Pinto, Judy DiPrima, Sally
Stickle, Barbara Million and
Carol Smart were also pre-
sented with a pink carnation.
After the blessing given by
Nellie Hammond, the ladies
enjoyed the tea and all the
wonderful goodies that mem-
bers made.


Courtesy photo
New members of the Lake Placid Woman's Club were presented a pink carnation at the
recent Orientation Tea.


Courtesy photo
The Sebring Elks 1529 honored the current and past Exalted Rulers with a ball on
Jan. 19. Approximately 25 people attended this formal affair, enjoying a prime rib
dinner and with music by The Skylarks. Shown here are seven past Exalted Rulers
spanning many years as some of them served more than once.



Wells to speak at historical society banquet


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The annu-
al banquet of the Historical
Society of Avon Park takes
place Saturday, Feb. 23, at the
Hotel Jacaranda. Attendees
are asked to gather at 6 p.m.,
with a roast beef and baked
chicken buffet dinner at 6:30.
The everit is open to the pub-
lic.
The evening will be high-
lighted by Stanley Wells shar-
ing "The First 77 Years of
Wells Motor Co.," a business
that began in Avon Park in
1931. Wells, president of the
company, will tell how the
business survived the
Depression and the War
Years, and how it's managed
to remain a family-owned
business. "The title of my
talk," he quipped, "suggests
we're going to be around


another 77 years."
He added their dealership
- now doing business as
Wells Chrysler Dodge is
the only
Chrysler deal-
ership that's
been in busi-
ness under the
same family
for more than
75 years in the
southeast Wells
United States.
"Wells Motor Co. is one of
the strengths of Avon Park,"
Larry Levey, society presi-
dent, said. "It's played a key
role in our past, and we're
fortunate it continues to do
so. Not many other businesses
can match that record."
Attendees will also be able
to view "Avon Park: From
Founding to Freeze," before


and after the dinner. This 15-
minute video traces the first
nine years of Avon Park in
"you-are-there-style" and fea-
tures David Flowers, Jimmie
Garner Butts and Hal Graves,
with background music com-
posed and played by Jeff
Klein, the Jacaranda's own
piano player.
Also on tap is a review of
2007 and a preview of 2008,
introduction of the Avon Park
"2007 Pioneers of the Year,"
and election of board mem-
bers.
Tickets for the banquet are
$25 and can be purchased at
the Jacaranda and at the
,Depot Museum, open 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday.
For more information, call
Nancy Weber at 453-3582 or
the museum at 453-3525.


DAR Patriots Chapter plan fashion show


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The
Patriots Chapter of the
Daughters of the American
Revolution will host a
"Stepping into Spring
Luncheon and Fashion Show"
at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Feb.


23 at St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church in Lake
Placid.
lPfitre will be door 'prizes,
etc. and catering provided by
Peppercorns. The 4-H Club
girls will be serving the
meals. Tickets are $20 per


person.
The purpose of the event is
to raise monies for high
school scholarships and ,other
youth programs.
For more information or to
purchase tickets, call Pat
Leidel at 386-4474.


This schedule provides a brief
listing of local clubs and organi-
zations who play bingo in the
area. It is the responsibility of
the group to update the News-
Sun on any changes in this list-
ing by calling 385-6155.

WEDNESDAY
* AmVets Post has suspend-
ed afternoon bingo until
October. For details, call 385-
0234.
* Knights of Columbus
Council 5441 plays bingo at
the hall, 900 U.S. 27 N,
Sebring. Doors open at 3:45
p.m. Games on sale at 4:30
p.m. and starting time is 5:45
p.m. Hoagies and light food will
be served. For details, call 385-
0987.
* Knights of Columbus
Council 7245, Lake Placid,
plays bingo at noon at its hall
on the corner of Washington
Boulevard and County Road
621, Lake Placid. Doors open
at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is avail-


able
* Thunderbird Hill South
plays nickel bingo from 2-4
p.m. at the clubhouse.

THURSDAY
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661, 200 C.R. 621 East, plays
bingo in a smoke-free environ-
ment. Early bird games begin
at 6:30 p.m. For details, call
465-2661 or 465-2122.
* Lorida Lions Club plays
bingo at the Lorida Lions
Clubhouse, 301 Lake Blvd.
Early games are at 6 p.m. and
regular games are at 7.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bingo at its clubhouse,
333 Pomegranate Ave, at 7
p.m. For members only.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays bingo at 2
p.m., 2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Kitchen is open from
12-2 p.m. for hamburgers. For
details, call 385-8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853, Avon Park, has bar


bingo at 2 p.m. Light lunch at
break. Members and guests
invited. Call 452-9853.

THURSDAY
* Alpine Village R.O.C. plays
bingo at 7 p.m.
* Knights of Columbus
Council 7245, Lake Placid,
holds early bird games at 6:30
p.m. and regular games at 7
p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall at County Road
621 and Washington
Boulevard. Free coffee is
served. Desserts and bever-
ages are available.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 plays bingo 2 p.m.
at 1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For details, call
699-5444.

SATURDAY
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
plays bingo from 1-4 p.m. at
the lodge. Open to members
and their guests. For details,
call 699-1429.


Exalted Rulers honored


Veterans helping a veteran


Courtesy photo
Members of Sebring Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 building a handicapped
ramp for a fellow veteran, Jack Lowe, who is handicapped. Post members pictured
from left are Fran Collum, John Catalano, Paul Kemple (The Boss), Dick Asmussen
and Dave Stevens. Not pictured is Ken Johnson, the Post photographer.


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6B Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Friends & Neighbors


ALPINE VILLAGE

Janet Rock
LAKE PLACID
in January and Feb
as follows:. Shuffleb
2 p.m. Sunda
Wednesdays at 9:30
Coffee hour, Tu
8:30 a.m.
Quilting is at
Tuesdays.
Just Country is
Thursday.,
Church is at
Saturdays.
Garage sale will
following dates: Fri
8, 7 a.m. to 4 p
Saturday, Feb. 9, 7
p.m. There will be
appliances, produc
goods, club car, golf
of tools, some anti
refreshments. Take
South to 70' East
fourth mile on left.
Many thanks to
derful volunteers.


SEBRING RECREATION
Chapman Chamberli


SEBRING I
your day started off
thanking the Lord f
we know it. A few
ple can make your r
club grow. With a g
this, just watch y
grow.
Shuffleboard co
available to be used
learn the game
improve your game'
a friendly atmosph
will be able to lear
ment play if you sh
to try this or just pla
You can purchase
the game of shuffle
you can join us a
while you play. You
out that you don't
cue like a broom. Yo
comes from a full a
from the shoulder,
the wrist or forea


same follow-through stroke
each time is the only way to
precision.
And then you will find out
- Events what is meant by block off the
iruary are board and not on. If this
oard is at sounds Greek to you, come
ys and and learn with John Bushee.
a.m. He will make you feel good
lesday at ,about yourself and the game.
If you still work and. would
1 p.m. like to try shuffleboard, we go
on our night schedule in
at 7 p.m. April. We need and want
younger shufflers in Sebring
6 p.m. so we will work with you if
possible. If you have a large
be on the group that would like to shuf-
iday, Feb. fle, come and see what can be
?.m., and done.
a.m. to 1 Your club offers so much to
furniture, this area that goes unnoticed
e, baked and unused by most. The
f cart, lots week starts with entertain-
iques and ment on Sunday afternoons.
U.S. 27 Monday finds the Hobby
and one- Club. Scrambles are at 1:15
p.m. Tuesday is bridge day
our won- and also table tennis.
Wednesday is pinochle, shuf-
fleboard league, followed
with line dancing. Thursday is
N CLUB euchre with bingo. at 7 p.m.
Friday is bridge and then table
n tennis later in the day.
Saturday finds John Bushee
hope that with lessons 'for those who
with your have signed up for them.
or life, as Followed with world-class ice
good peo- cream shuffleboard.
recreation Country Swingers are
group like doing well and still are in
our club need of a few more dancers.
New dances are learned as
'urts are well as new people being met.
. You can Stop by and see who has the
or just desk and find all the club
with us in activities that day, week or
aere. You month. You can join the club
rn tourna- at the same time if you so
iould like desire. By stopping at the
ay locally, club, you learn and you also
books on make the time go by faster for
board or the person in charge.
nd learn If you have an idea for the
will find club, call Ed Straub at 386-
grab your 0245. You may be surprised at
our power just how quick things are'
rm stroke done.
not from The recreation club wants
arm. The to thank Gary Holloway for


his part in the Orange
Blossom and for his part in
the league. Gary is one of
many who go unnoticed by us.
We're at 333 Pomegranate
Ave. (in back of the Sebring
police station).


TROPICAL HARBOR

Mary Ellen Bryant

LAKE PLACID Doug
and Joan Peterson enjoyed a
visit from their daughter,
Leslie Ginn, for a week.
Luetta Kiger's sister, Nancy
Kulow, from Brazil, Ind., is
visiting.
Ann Todd and Helen Todd
hosted Monday Coed Coffee
and Dave Bailie emceed on
Jan. 21. We began our meet-
ing with a prayer led by Joy
Dean and the pledge to the
flag. We enjoyed doughnuts
with our coffee provided by
Miller Air Conditioning,
whose representative gave a
presentation on their services,
and Systems Marketing,
whose representative gave a
presentation on Go Daddy
Golf Carts and the Arcadia
shops and dinner theater.
George Susco, *our park
manager, spoke with' us and
asked us again not to leave
old electronic devices in the
maintenance area or com-
pactor. They are to be dropped
off at the Skipper Road recy-
cling center. Please observe
restrictions of watering only
once weekly between the
hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. and
for only 20 minutes per zone.
The county and town govern-
ments are enforcing the
restrictions and fines will be
given. If you need someone to
change your irrigation timing,
call the office. There will be a
Super Bowl Party at the club-
house on Feb. 3. Further
information will be forthcom-
ing. Cost is $3. Hot wings,
sloppy Joes, baked beans will
be served. Bring your own
beverage and appetizers to


share. There is a sign up sheet
at the clubhouse if you are
interested.
We welcomed visitors,
Luetta Kiger's sister Nancy,
and Doris from Cincinnati
visiting Susan Spurlock.
Carol Noel, our Sunshine
chairman, announced there
are condolence cards to sign
for Jim Turner and for Bill
and Helene Delosh on the loss
of their son.
Birthday and anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrat-
ing this week. We sang
"Happy Birthday" to Grace
Becker and Diane Bennet and
"Happy Anniversary" to
Clyde and Rachel Francis
who are celebrating their 53rd
wedding anniversary this
.week. Our thanks go out to
Virginia Tharp for accompa-
nying us on the piano.
The next pancake breakfast
will be from 7-9 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2. Orange
juice, coffee, pancakes and
sausage for a donation of
$2.50. Bring your own table
service.
The next Tropical Harbor
Homeowners Association


meeting will be at 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 4. It will be pre-
ceded by the ice cream social
from 6-6:45 p.m.
The next military dinner
will be at 5 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 9.
Residents of Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa and Missouri
should mark Feb. 10 on their
calendar as the date of the
dinner honoring those states.
A lasagna dinner with salad,
green beans, garlic bread and
dessert is being planned for a
cost of $10. Tickets are avail-
able at coffees and from com-
mittee members.
The Tropical Harbor
Tropical Extravaganza will be
held Sunday, Feb. 17. Dinner
and wine at 6 p.m. Hawaiian
Review from 7-8 p.m. and
Joni Canova with music and
dancing from 8-10 p.m.
Tickets available at coffees
and from Lynn in the office.
Swiss steak dinner. Only 150
tickets available at a cost of
$12 per person.
There will be a community
wide carport sale on Saturday,
March 8. You will need to get
a permit from the tax office in


town if you want to partici-
pate.
Doris Bierstine announced
the Nu-Hope Ladies will hold
their Crazy Card Party on
March 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets
will soon be available at cof-
fees.
Nella TenBroeke is gather-
ing information for the new
telephone directory. If you
have a new number or are new
to the community, please con-
tact her.
Tuesday Ladies Coffee on
Jan. 22 was emceed by
Melanie Crawford. We
enjoyed the banana bread
made by Barbara Convard and
our thanks go out to her. We
welcomed new' resident,
Gloria Wackershauser from
Wisconsin. We sang "Happy
,Birthday" to Barbara Kuiper.
We need a committee for
February and someone to host
our Ladies Lunch Out for
February.
There is a sign up sheet for
the March festival planned by
Ann Rissmiller. Sign up if you
would like to. help with enter-
tainment or in other ways.


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Golden Girls and Guys
LAKE PLACID The
. Golden Girls and Guys play
bridge at the Sun 'N Lake
clubhouse on Wednesdays.
Anyone interested in joining
can call 465-2503 or 465-
1040.
The results of Jan. 23 were
as follows: First place, Pete
Theobald; second place, Gai
Webster; and third place,
Sylvia Eberhardt.

Golden Seniors
SEBRING The Golden
Seniors met Jan. 24 at
Sandy's on the Circle with
five tables for bridge.
Winners were: First place,
Don Soffe; second place, Al
Thiorpe; and third place, Jay
Royal.


Over the Hill Gang
SEBRING At the Over
the Hill Gang's.shooting
match on Jan. 23,
Rangemasters Glenn and
Doris McCollum set up the
shooting positions and targets
with a possible score of 120
points.
In'the Open Sight Group -
Tying for first place were
Doris McCollum and Will
Asbury with 120 points each.
Third place, Jay Port with
119-points. Tying for fourth
place were Gary Behrenot,
Glenn McCollum and Bill
Slevin with 117 points each.
In the Iron Sight Group -
First place, Garet Garett with
116 points; and second place,
Gary Asbury with 98 Points.
Tying for third place were
Ken Walker and John Schu


with 96 points each.
The Gang meets at 10 a.m.
each Wednesday at Jim's
Pistolarrow on U.S. 98. New
shooters are always welcome.
Call 655-4505 for more
information.

Woodhaven bridge
SEBRING Winners for
the week of Jan. 21 were as
follows:
Chicago, Bridge Winners:
First place, Bill Tedford; sec-
ond place, Doris Sorgen; and
third place, Diane Carpenter.
Duplicate Bridge Winners:
First place, Laurie LaBerge
and Jeanne Sisson; second
place, Arlene and Ken Nash;
third place, Sandy and Eric
Wicks.ttom; and fourth place,
Dee Hayes and Margaret
Alliston.


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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Marcey L. Salley Klinebriel
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(InTestate)
The administration of the estate of Marcey
L. Salley Klinebriel, deceased, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is
430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Flori-


1050
da 33870. The estate is intestate The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All interested person on whom a copy of
the notice of administration is served must
object to the validity of the will (or any codi-
cil), qualifications of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of the court, by fil-
ing a petition or other pleading requesting re-
lief in accordance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON
THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt property is
required to file a petition for determination of
exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW FOR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person
entitled to elective share is required to file an
election to take elective share WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Elizabeth Klinebriel
8 E Palmetto St.
Avon Park, Florida 33825
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ James F. McCollum
Florida Bar No. 0152027
James F. McCollum, P.L.
129 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5188
January 25, February 1, 2008


IN THE COUNTY COURT AND FOR HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-187CC5
CAUSEWAY LUMBER COMPANY, INC.
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
BLUE HERON CONSTRUCTION, LLC,
DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment of foreclosure dated
December 21, 2008, and entered into in Case
No. 07-187 CC5 of the Circuit Court of the
10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein CAUSEWAY LUM-
BER COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff,'and BLUE
HERON CONSTRUCTION, LLC, are Defend-
ant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the lobby of the Highlands County
Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on
the 12th day of February 2008, the following
described property as set forth in said Order
of Final Judgment, to wit:
Highlands County Book 1005, PG 91131
NOC Red: 10/10/2005
Sebring Folio C-09-35-30-010-0000-1360
1208 Heavitree Court
Lot: 136 Blue Heron Golf & Country Club
PB 15, PG 78
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this
17TH day of JANUARY 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ LISATANTILLO
Deputy Clerk
JEFFERY R. EISENSMITH, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
5561 N. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 103
CORAL SPRINGS, FL 33067
(954) 523-7601
(954) 462-0140 FAX
January 23, 30, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,.
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NUMBER GC 07-800
CARMEL INVESTMENT
CORPORATION, a Florida Corporation,
and ENIS I. ICTEN
Plaintiffs,
Vs.
ENCORE SERVICES, INC., A Florida
Corporation, and ANA MARIA DE
CORDOVA, Individually
Defendant,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Or-
der or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 22, 2008 and entered in case
number
GC 07-800 of Circuit Court of the Tenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Highlands County,
Flori-
da wherein ENCORE SERVICES, INC., ET.
AL.
is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, SEBRING, FLORIDA according to
Sec-
tion 45.031 of the Florida Statutes, at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on the 19th day of February,
2008 the following described property as set
forth in said Order of Final Judgment to wit:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
LOT 1, BLOCK 5, REPLAT OF ORANGE
BLOS-
SOM ESTATES, UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
LOT 19, BLOCK 23, ORANGE BLOSSOM ES-
TATES, UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LOT 13, BLOCK 75, ORANGE BLOSSOM ES-
TATES COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT
17, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 3128 AVOCADO AVENUE, 3232 AVO-


1050 -,,,
CADO AVENUE AND 10508 ORANGE BLOS-
SOM STREET, SEBRING, HIGHLANDS
COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus
from the sale if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must
file a claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
Dated at Sebring, Florida this 24th, day of
January, 2008.
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Highlands County Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
January 30; February 6, 2008

THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-338-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,'
vs.
RICHARD TROMBLEY A/K/A RICHARD G.
TROMBLEY, etal,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed January 03, 2008 and entered in Case No.
2007-338-GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN ADN
WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
the Plaintiff and RICHARD TROMBLEY A/K/A
RICHARD G. TROMBLEY; HIGHLANDS INDE-
PENDENT BANK; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at JU-
RY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 18th day of February 2008, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 22, OF LAKE ANGELO HEIGHTS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, AT PAGE 27, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 408 SOUTH CHRISTY JO DRIVE,
AVON PARK, FL 33825
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, -other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court onJanuary 8, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07012905 TAYLOR-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
January 30; February 6, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 07000325GCS
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS PARK PLACE SE-
CURITIES, INC. ASSET-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-
WCW3
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
DONALD GUTEKUNST; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DONALD GUTEKUNST, IF ANY; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed January 22, 2008, entered in Civil Case No.
07000325GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of February, 2008
the following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 20, BLOCK 6, UNIT 9, ORANGE
BLOSSOM ESTATES-SUBDIVISION, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 50, OF THE
OFFICIAL RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lois pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 23rd day of January, 2008.
L. E."LUKE"BROOKER
LE. r'LUKE" BROOKER, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-82164 (CWF)
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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 08-26 PCS
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PAULINE B. ARONHALT,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the estate of PAU-
LINE B. ARONHALT, deceased, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is
430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Flori-
da 33870. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of Tihe decedent
and other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is served within three months after
the date of the first publication of this notice
must file their claims with this Court, WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. A
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS JANUARY 23, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ WYATT K. ARONHALT
HARRY L.ARONHALT
/s/ James V. Lobozzo, Jr.
JAMES V. LOBOZZO, JR., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
230 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Florida Bar No. 274178
(863) 402-1888
January 23, 30, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-11
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
Richard Hamilton Gadsby,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Wilda
Mae Morian, deceased, File Number PC 08-
11,
is pending in the Probate Court, Highlands
County, Florida, the address of which is:
Clerk of Court
Probate Division
590 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent, and other
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent, and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent, or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this no-
tice is January 23, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Laurie D. Chester
6 Collins St.
Salisbury, Massachusetts 01952
/s/ W. Roy Wilkes
Attorney For Personal Representative
3750 U.S. 27 North, Suite #9
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 382-7700
Florida Bar Number: 0608475
January 23, 30, 2008


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PUBLIC AUCTION
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1994 MERCURY
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JANUARY 30, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 28 2007 CA' 0819
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.
-vs-
ROBERT R. LUCAS et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated JANU-
ARY, 22, 2008, and entered in Case No. 28
2007 CA 0819, of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORT-
GAGE, INC., is a Plaintiff and ROBERT R. LU-
CAS IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ROBERT R. LUCAS ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ROBERT R. LUCAS; SUNTRUST
MORTGAGE, INC; UNKNOWN TENANTS ; are
the Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce
Ave., Room 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at
11:00
A.M. on March 25th, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
A portion of Acreage Tract No. 2, of A
REPLAT OF PABOR LAKE COLONY, as shown
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 85 of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows: COM-
MENCE at the Northeast corner of said Acre-
age Tract No. 2, for the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence south 00 degrees 05 minutes
58 seconds East along the East line of said
Tract No. 2 for 130.39 feet; thence South 89
degrees 54 minutes 02 seconds West for
208.71 feet; thence South 00 degrees 05 mi-
nutes 58 seconds East for 208.71 feet; thence
North 89 degrees 54 minutes 02 seconds East
for 208.71 feet to the East line of said Tract
no. 2; thence South 00 degrees 05 minutes 58
seconds East along the East line of said Tract
No. 2 for 250.85 feet to the Southeast Comer
of said Tract no. 2; thence North 89 degrees
52 minutes 49 seconds west along the South
Line of said Tract No. 2 for 301.53 feet to the
Southeast Corner of Lot 3, in Block 19, of PA-
BOR LAKE COLONY LANDS & TOWN SITE,
recorded in Transcript Book 29, of the Public
Records of Highlands County Florida; thence
North 00 degrees 07 minutes 49 seconds
West along the East line of said lot 3, for
295.03 feet; thence North 89 degrees 52 mi-
nutes 10 seconds West along the North line
for said lot 3, for 326.67 feet; thence North
00 degrees 32 minutes 52 seconds West for
295.11 feet to the North line of said Tract No.
2; thence South 89 degrees 51 minutes 30
seconds east along the North line of said Tract
No. 2 for 630.67 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. A portion of Acreage TRACT no. 2, of
a REPLAT OF PABOR LAKE COLONY SUBDI-
VISION, according to the plat thereof as re-
coded in Plat Book 3, page 85 of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows: COM-
MENCE at the Northeast corner ofAcreage
Tract No.2; thence run South 0 degrees 06
minutes 09 seconds West .along the Westerly
right of way line of Lake Damon Road for a
distance of 130.39 feet for POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence continue South 0 degrees 06


minutes 09 seconds West along said right of
way line a distance of 208.71" feet; thence
North 89 degrees 53 minutes 51
seconds west a distance of 208.71 feet;
thence North 0 degrees 06 minutes 09 sec-
onds East a distance of 208.71 feet; thence
South 89 degrees 53 minutes 51seconds East
a distance of 208.71 foot to POINT OF BEGIN-
NING
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
LUKE E.BROOKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk


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1050 --,
Dated this 23rd day of January 2008.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
January 30, February 6, 2008
PUBLIC AUCTION.
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
2002 FORD
1FTRX07212KC12505
ON FEBRUARY 11,2008, 9:00 AM
AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
734 CR 621 EAST
LAKE PLACID FL 33852
JANUARY 30, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case #: 07-001187 GCS
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET SE-
CURITIES CORPORATION 2006-BC2,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Milagros Cognet and Robert Cognet, Un-
known Parties in Possession #1; Unknown
Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Un-
known Parties claiming by, through, under
and against the above named Defendant(s)
who are not known to be dead or alive, wheth-
er said Unknown Parties may claim an interest
as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Oth-
er Claimants
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS PROPERTY
TO: MILAGROS COGNET;
Address unknown, BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 629 North Lakeview
Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852 and Robert Cog-
net; Address unknown, BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 629 North Lakeview
Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852
Residence unknown, if living, including any
unknown spouse, of the said Defendants, if ei-,
ther has remarried and if either or both of said
Defendants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under or
against the named Defendant ; and the afore-
mentioned named Defendant(s) and such of
the aforementioned unknown Defendants and
such of the aforementioned unknown Defend-
ants as may be infants, incompetents or oth-
erwise oot sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, lying and being
and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
LOT 4, BLOCK 10 REPLAT OF A PPORTION
OF LAKE BLUE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 47 OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
more commonly known as 629 North
Lakeview Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
This action as been'filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISH-
MAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite
360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of this no-
tice, January 30,. 2008, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint. ,
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on the 23rd day of January, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo.
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,.
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(863) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU AR HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 1-800-955-8771.
January 30, February 6, 2008
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant
to a Writ of Execution issued by the Circuit
Court, Highlands County, Florida, on the 5th
day of December, 2007, in the cause wherein
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA
f/k/a FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK, is plaintiff,
and JAMES B. KERNEY, III AND WILLIE MAE
KERNEY, are defendants, being Case No. 90-
264-G in said court, I, Susan Benton, as Sher-
iff of Highlands County, Florida have levied
upon all of the right, title and interest of the
above defendant, JAMES B. KERNEY, 111 AND
WILLIE MAE KERNEY, and to the following
described real' property to-wit:
Lots 13816 and 13817, Avon Park Lakes Unit
No. 43, according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in plat book 5 Otage(s) 90, Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida. Also
known as 1716 W. Salinas Rd., Avon Park, FL
33825 as the property of the defendant, Willie
Mae Kerney.
and on the 18th day of February, 2008 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 defendants,
JAMES B. KERNEY, III AND WILLIE MAE
KER-
NEY, right, title and interest in aforesaid prop-
erty at public outcry and will sell the same,
subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and
judgments, if any, to the highest and best bid-
der 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-descri-
bed execution.
Dated this January 14, 2008.
SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Sgt. Jack Bailey
DEPUTY SHERIFF
In accordance with the American With Disabil-
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
hearing impaired, (TFD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
SService.
January 16, 23, 30; February 6,2008


1050 Legal
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 07-1341
MARK DAVID BOCKER
Petitioner,
and
TAMMY RENEE BOCKER,
Respondent.
Notice of Action
To: Tammy Renee Bocker
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolu-
tion of marriage has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of writ-
ten defenses, if any, to : Mark David Bocker,
Petitioner, 889 Fairway Drive, Plantation, Flor-
ida 33317, on or before February 20, 2008,
and file the original with the.Clerk of Court,
430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, either before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.
Dated: 11/29/07

Luke E. Brooker
As Clerk of the Court,
Sara TurnbueII
as Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 282007CA000945AOOOXX
THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST
COMPANY, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
GLORIA D. PANICCIA, ETAL,
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: GLORIA D. PANICCIA AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GLORIA D. PANICCIA
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the un-
known defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or against the De-
fendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty:
LOT 1 AND THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 2
AND A PORTION OF LOT 30, IN BLOCK 268,
OF LAKE SEBRING, SHEET 4, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AS A POINT OF BEGINNING AT
THE MOST EASTERLY CORNER OF LOT1:
THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION
FOLLOWING THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY OF OAKWOOD DRIVE ALONG A
CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF
210 FEET, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 57.65 FEET
TO A POINT OF COMPOUND CURVE; THENCE
ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A
RADIUS OF 30 FEET, AN ARC DISTANCE OF
59.97 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH-
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF CLEVELAND
ROAD; THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DI-
RECTION ALONG THE NORTHEASTERLY
BOUNDARY OF CLEVELAND ROAD A DIS-
TANCE OF 7.9.46 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 2, IN BLOCK
268; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DI-
RECTION 10 FEET NORTHWESTERLY OF AND
PARALLEL TO THE LOT LINE COMMON TO
LOTS 1 AND 2 A DISTANCE OF 100.3 FEET TO
A POINT; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DI-
RECTION CROSS LOT 30 A DISTANCE OF
90.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quirbd to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 801 S.
University Drive, Suite 500, Plantation, Florida
33324 on or before FEBRUARY 2, ,2008 (no
later than 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice, of action) and file the
original with the clerk of this court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this
14TH day of JANUARY 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ PRISCILLA MICHALAK
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
07-09366 (HCNW)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disa-
bilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
JANUARY 23, 30, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 07-1230
RICHARD T. INFANTE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HIGHLANDS LAKESITES, INC.
a dissolved Florida Corporation,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT- PROPERTY
TO: Highlands Lakesites, Inc., a Dissolved
Florida Corporation
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 1, Block 9, HIGHLANDS PARK ES-
TATES, Section H, according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page
24, Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to William J. Nielander, Esquire of
William J. Nielander, P.A., 172 E. Interlake
Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, the
Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled court on or be-
fore March 4, 2008; otherwise a. judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-


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1050 Legals
manded in the Amended Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and and seal of said Court on
the 24th day of January, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Annette E. Daft
Deputy Clerk
January 30; February 6, 13, 20, 2008
NOTICE OF DISPOSITION
ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STOR-
AGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STOR-
AGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE
PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST,
AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED
OF ON FEBRUARY 18, 2008 AT 10:00 A.M.
ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSE-
HOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
Names and unit numbers are as follows:
NAME UNIT NUMBER
Emmanuel Rae Ortiz 111
Carolyn Wadlington/ 119
Rosa Carran
Kateta James 244
Tara Maddox 254
DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY
LANDLORD'S LIEN. MANAGEMENT RE-
SERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW,
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH.
January 23 and January 30, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-17
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THELMA LOUISE RANDALL
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of THELMA
LOUISE RANDALL, deceased, whose date of
death was December 3, 2007, is pending in
the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this.no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is January 23, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ BARBARA JUDGE
912 COUNTRYSIDE W. BLVD.
PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA 32127
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Pamela T. Karison
Attorney for BARBARA JUDGE
Florida Bar No. 0017957
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-5033
Fax: (863) 465-6022
January 23, 30, 2008

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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
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The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
INVITATION TO BID
The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City
Purchasing Department for:
ITB No. 408-017: FDOT Highway Landscape Grant
"Gateway Project"
Copies of the drawings and specifications and other
contract documents are on file and available for public
inspection at the Landscape Architect's office, Heart-
land Designs, Inc., 549 S. 0-Mul-La-Oee Drive,
Sebring, Florida 33870, (863) 385-2007. Copies of
the drawings and specifications may be obtained from
the above location upon payment of $50.00 for each
set. No partial sets will be issues. Any questions or
discrepancies should be address in writing to the
Landscape Architect for clarification.
Plans and specifications may also be. reviewed, and
any questions regarding this ITB, in the office of Mr.
Kirk Zimmerman, Purchasing Agent, City of Sebring,
368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, (863) 471-5110.
Bidder will submit two originals and five copies of
their bid, bid security and any other required data in
an envelope that must be sealed and marked with the
ITB number and name so as to Identify the enclosed
bid. Bids must be delivered to City of Sebring Pur-
chasing Department at the above address no later
than 2 p.m., on February 14th, 2008, at which time
they will be opened. Bids received later than the time
and date specified will not be considered. The City of
Sebring will not be responsible for the late deliveries
of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in
person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.
A bid bond or cashier's check in an amount of 5% of
the bid must be included on bids over $200,000. If
the successful bid is greater than $500,000, a public
construction bond will be required. Bid must be ac-
companied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to
do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with
F.S. 489
The project includes providing all labor, equipment,
and materials for the Installation for an irrigation sys-
tem and/or installation of landscape materials In the
median of U.S. 27 between Doc Sherwood Boulevard
and Whisper lake Boulevard (MP 8.160 to MP 9.369)

The City of Sebring reserves the right to accept or re-
ject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the
award, if an award Is made, will be made to the most
responsive and responsible bidder whose bid qualifi-
cations indicate that thie award will be made in the
best interest of the City of Sebring. The City of Sebr-
ing reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid.
There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting on-site at
10:00 A.M. February 6,2008
Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB
Purchasing Agent
Sebring, Florida
January 30, February 1,2008


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HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
The Highlands County Sheriffs Office, Sebring, Flori-
da, will accept proposals for Rental/.Leasing of are-
house Space for the purpose of evidence storage.
All requests shall be compliance with the specification
as outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP) that
can be obtained form the Highlans County Sheriff's
Office General Services Unit. Request for copies of
this RFP should be directed to: Deb J. Olson, Direc-
tor, General Services, Highlands County Sheriff's Of-
fice, 434 Fernleaf Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 402-7266, Facsmile (863) 402-7344
Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope
and marked with the bid number and name to identify
the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the High-
lands County Sheriff's Office, 434 Fernleaf Avenue,
Sebring, Florida 33870 so as to reach said office no
later than 2;00P.M. April 13, 2008 at which time they
will be opened.
January 28, February 1, 2008

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP1
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for:
RFP 08-028
PUBLIC GRANT AND LOAN FUNDING SOURCES
FOR
GRANT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION FOR FFY
2008
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS
(CDBG) IN THE CATEGORY OF NEIGHBORHOOD
RE-
VITALIZATION AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Highlands County requests proposals from individu-
als or firms to provide the program administration
services for grant funded projects in the 2008 Fiscal
funding Year. At least one Florida Small Cities Com-
munity Development Block Grant will be sought for
the 2008 application years in the category of Neigh-
borhood Revitalization. Additional services'may be
included in the project on an ongoing basis to be
cov-
ered by other public grant/loan funding sources at
the
discretion of the County. Such sources of funding
shall be sought, developed and leveraged by the se-
lected firm(s) or individual(s), as applicable and
avail-
able. The full RFP with criteria and requirements can
be provided upon written request by contacting:
Gerald (Jed) Secory,
CPM / CPPO, GSPD Director
Highlands County Pur-
chasing Department
4320 George Boule-
vard, Sebring, Florida 33875-5803
Phone: 863-402-6523
Fax: 863-402-6735
E-Mail:
osecorv@hcbcc.ora
Vendors will submit one (1) original and five (5) cop-
ies of their sealed proposal and other required data
in
a sealed envelope. Proposal envelopes must be
sealed and marked with the RFP number and name
as to identify the enclosed submittal. Proposals
must
be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Depart-
ment, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803
so
as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M..
Thurs-
day. February 21. 2008. at which time they will be
opened. Proposals received later than the date and
time specified will be rejected. The Board will not be
responsible for the late deliveries of proposals that
are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by
mail
or any other type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the above bid opening.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept
or
reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the
award, if an award is made, will be made to the most
responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and
qualifications indicate that the award will be in the
best interest of Highlands County. The Board re-
serves the right to waive irregularities in the bid.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-
discrim-
ination policy involves every aspect of the Board's'
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or
activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-
mail:
iminor@hcbcc.ora. Requests for CART or
interpreter
services should be made at least 24 hours in
advance
to permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Departmenta
Highlands County, Florida
Website: www.hcbcc.net
January 23 2008




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'over 25 yrs experience compare our labor rate
at only $65.00 hr and you will find our rate
can't be beat.
Great location-in front of the Winn Dixie shop-
ping center 100% CONSIGNMENT CENTER,
our #1 goal is selling your unit!! Call today
for more information let us do the work for
you! (863) 699-5778-
Toll Free (866) 711-0269.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008 3C


1100 Announcements


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it runs to make sure it is correct.
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phone are misunderstood and an er-
ror can occur. If this happens to you,
please call us the first day your ad
appears and we will be happy to fix
it as soon as we can.
If We can assist you, please call us:
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1150 Personals

ALONE? Seniors Dating Bureau
SAFEST since 1977! Ages (45-90).
Call 1-800-922-4477 (24hrs)
Or log onto: RespectedDating.com


1200 Lost & Found
LOST SHIH-TZU, liver & white color, 6 mos old
Please call 863-446-0958 or 863-382-3808.
Reward for finding.


1550 Professional Services


ACCURATE HANDYMAN
NO JOB TOO SMALL
Home/Mobile maintenance and repair
FREE ESTIMATES
*ask about your senior discount*
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICES
(nights, weekends, holidays).
CALL
863-202-5202
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Licensed #HM00132 and Insured


G&N DEVELOPERS INC.
License # CGC 1510712
Fully Insured
New Homes, Additions or Remodeling.
Free Estimates
Call 863-441-4023 Cell
or 863-465-2093.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES -Semi-retired Cer-
tified Public Accountant available for Accout-
ing and Tax work. Please call 863-465-1124.
RODRIGUEZ LAWN CARE
Mowing, trimming, mulch, landscaping. Free
estimates. Expert work at a fair price. Excel-
lent references. Licen. and insured. 863- 314-
0969
WATER EXERCISE at Lake June W.Golf Club
Lake Placid. On Tues & Thurs, at IIAM. $4.50
per class or $40 per month. Please call 863-
735-1464 for'more information. AEA certified
instructor.


2000

Employment


2050 Job Opportunities


TRACTOR OPERATOR/ General Labor wanted
Must have a valid driver's license, transporta-
tion, and a clean criminal background. Salary
is $8/hr. 40-50 hrs per week. Call 352-429-
2409 or email Steve @hillarypeat.com


2100 Help Wanted





The GEO Group, Inc.
A Worldwide leader in privatized
corrections


BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE,
DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE,
& 401K RETIREMENT

*CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS NEW
WAGES


MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL
FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V


2100 Help Wanted
CNA NEEDED in Sebring for evening/night
shift, to start immediately, child care experi-
ence preferred. Please call 954-881-8967.

DRIVERS CLASS "A" CDL needed, 3 years ex-
perience necessary, paid commission; we
service FLto Wl, Wl to FL. (863)453-2440.
F/T ACTIVITIES Director-Highlands Ridg. We
seek an energetic, friendly & warm person
that likes to party. Some administrative skills
are necessary, Word, Excel & Publisher. We
offer a competitive salary, health ins., 401 K,
vacation & more. Please contact Mr Reed @
863-471-1171.
FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE is
looking for F/T Registered nurse .F/t instruc-
tor/ counselor. FEI is a Juvenile Program
working with 25 at-risk male youth: Please
contact Program @ (863) 699-3785 for more
details. Must pass background screening, and
drug testing. FEI is a EDE.
FULL TIME Maintenance Assistant for Christi-
an Retirement Community in Lorida. Grass
mowing and general maintenance under su-
pervision of Maintenance Director. Call 863-
655-1909 for application, job description and
interview. Applications due Feb. 01, 2008.
JANITORIAL F/T EVE hours DFWP/ Bkgrd cks
apply in person. 6434 US 27 South.

Mechanics Needed
Diesel, trailer &tire 2 yrs exp, fast
paced.exce pay, 401 k, health ins, plus
much more.
OAKLEY TRANSPORT, INC
101 ABC RD, Lake Wales
863-638-1435 x 504 EOE


Medical Assistant/ CNA- Full Time patient
care, x-ray, filing, hosp. paperwork. Please fax
resume to 863-385-4560


LABOR FINDERS-











General Labor Construction
CDL-A w/Hazmat
Light Industrial All Shifts
Carpenters w/tools
Equipment Operators
Temporary to Permanent Postions
Available. Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work 6:OOAM Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A,M. 6 P.M.
Applications accepted daily
with proper ID.
3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Work Place

NOW HIRING: companies desperately need
employees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. For
more information: (985),646-1700. FL6654
RECEPTIONIST EXPERIENCED- BILINGUAL
BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE IN LAKE PLACID
LOOKING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL CAPABLE OF
HANDLING A FAST PACED ENVIRONMENT &
COMPUTER LITERATE. PLEASANT VOICE &
MULTI- TASKED ORIENTATED, INCLUDING
ANSWERING MUTI-LINE PHONES, SCHED-
ULING APPOINTMENTS, RECORDS
MANAGE-
MENT, VERIFY INSURANCE, ETC. EXCEL-
LENT BENEFITS, SALARY COMMENSURATE
WITH EXPERIENCE. CALL 863-452-0566
RECEPTIONIST EXPERIENCED-BILINGUAL
Busy medical office in Lake Placid looking
for an individual capable of handling a fast
paced environment & computer literate.
Pleasant voice & multi-tasked orientated,
including answering multi-line phones,
scheduling appointments, records manage-
ment, verify insurance, etc. Excellent Bene-
fits, Salary commensurate with experience.
Call 863-452-0566.
SERVERS Needed Experience preferred.
PIT & F/T, day and night shift.
FREE GOLF AND HEALTH CLUB USE
Apply in person. Tues-Sat. 9-11am or 2-6pm
Spring Lake Golf Resort-Hwy 98
Call for directions only. Call 863-655-0900

STANLEY STEEMER
of Highlands Co. currently has several posi-
tions for Carpet Cleaning Techs. We are look-
ing for cheerful/dependable people who will
be working if a service business. No Exp.
necessary. Applicants must possess valid FL
drivers license and safe driving record.
$100.00 sign on bonus will be given to all new
employees after 60 day probation period. For
appt., contact Rick or Brian at 863-655-2190.
DFWP

WATER ANALYST
$800 to $1257/wk
Immediate openings for this career
position. Pd training Lets you earn
while you learn. 53-yr old co. w/full
benes. It's fun, it pays great & pro-
vides a valuable community service.
What else could you ask for?
Mr Brian 863-452-0330


Highlands County Sheriff's Office
Integrity Quality Service Professionalism
Susan Benton, Sheriff
434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870


Detention Deputy or Deputy Sheriff
(FULL TIME)


Base salary $14.22 hourly, $31,793.24 annually,
Consideration given for experience
High School Diploma/G.E.D.
Florida State Law Enforcement Certification is
REQUIRED
12 Hour Shifts with every other Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday off
Take Home Patrol Car for Duty Sheriffs
11 Paid Holidays per year
Career Development Opportunities including
Tuition Reimbursement
Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance
Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
4 *PyidState of Florida Retirement


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


Highlands County Sheriff's Office
Integrity Quality Service Professionalism
Susan Benton, Sheriff
434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870

/
Licensed Practical Nurse


* Salary $16.25 hourly-

* High School Diploma/G.E.D.

* Requires Shift Work

* Provide medical care for inmates

in detention facility.


Benefits for this position include State of Florida
Retirement, health/dental/life insurance,
paid vacation and sick leave.


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


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4C* Wednesday, January 30, 2008


2100 Help Wanted
HELP WANTED- part time. At least 1-2 yr
computer repair & sales experience. Please
fax resume to 863-453-0501. att. Dustin or
call 863-453-8600.. Experience preferred, will
train right person.


3000
Financial

0 Business
30 0 Opportunities
WELL ESTABLISHED COIN LAUNDRY & DOL-
LAR/CONVENIENCE STORE. Both located in
high traffic strip mall. Steady repeat custom-
ers & seasonal workers. For info. Call 863-
781-3499.


4000
Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale
1993 COUBLE wide Homes of Merrit. 2/2 fur-
nished. Newer refrigerator and dish washer,
has thermo E- lo glass window on sunroom.
Laminated flooring in kitchen and dining area.
65000.00. call 863-382-0946
BRAND NEW Golf Side Villa 2 bd/ 2 ba/2
car/den 214,900. In highlands ridge and active
adults gated community. 863-471-1171.
INVESTOR NEEDS out Some new construc-
tion still available up to 50% below market.
399-2197
PALM HARBOR HOMES
4/2 Tile'floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over 2,200 Sq.Ft.
30th Anniversary Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for free Color Brochures
800-622-2832

60 4 Homes for Sale
406 Avon Park
AP-LARGE HOME 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, in
gound privacy pool. Two large barns, pump
house, large garage. 14 acres. Reasonable of-
fers considered. Call 863-452-0992.

0804 Homes for Sale
408 Sebring
3/BD 2/BATH-2 car garage. 2 yrs. old, all ap-
pliances stay. Harder Hall area, walking dis-
tance from 3 golf courses. Below Appr. value,
owner motivated. $215,000. 515 Entrada Ave.
Sebring. Call 863-382-9310.
PRICE REDUCED, 5808 Golden Rd. 2/bd, l.5bt
remodeled, I acre, above ground pool.
$169,900. Kathy Tirey.Call 863-381-3468.
YOUR NEW home for the New Year!! Com-
pletely renovated 3/2/2 house in peaceful
neighborhood. Ceramic tile, carpet, 1564 sf
on
large lot. $186,500. Mo. pay. approx.$1100
with only $5000 down! call 407-312-4495

41 OO Homes for Sale
4 1 Lake Placid
OPEN DAILY
Now for sale! Great split floor plan, 3 bed-
room, 2 baths, full two car garage. Cathedral
ceilings, plant shelves, all large rooms, close
to Placid Lakes park and boat ramp, to Lake
June, 620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid Lakes.
$279,000. Meyer Homes Inc. 414-4075 cell.
- 465-7900 off. 465-7338 res.

4 1 2 Villas & Condos
4'A For Sale
LAKE PLACID 2BD on canal, near golf, low
taxes & HOA. Asking 75k. possible lease op-
tion.863 699.6590


4220 Lots for Sale
Sebring Country Estates:
1 lot- $16,900
4 lots -$58,500
water/elect avail.
(772) 359-2797.
WATERFRONT LOT on canal to Little Lake
Jackson in Sebring. Short drive to HWY 27.
60X109 cleared lot. 1300 Kerry Dr. $55,000
call 863-382-9484.


4280 Cemetery Lots
LAKE VIEW Memorial Gardens
2 side by side lower level Crypts inside Chapel.
of Peace 2 internment services. Must sell will
sacrifices for $6500. Valued at $8900. 863-
465-1915 after 6pm


4300 Out-of-Town Property
NC MOUNTAINS
New log cabin shell on 2 acres
$99,900. Free Brochure
of mountain and river front acreage.
828-652-8700


5050 Mobile Homes
For Sale
1996 FRANKLIN RV trailer, 38 Ft, 2 Slides,
Shed, Golf cart lot 46, Lake Josephine RV re-
sort, Sebring, FL. 17,500 phone: 618-218-
4622
P-AVON MOBILE Home Park, mobiles fo
ale. Affordable lot rent. 55 + park, sorry no
pets! $2500-$10,500. Call 863-453-3415.
AVON PARK- 12 x 48, 1 BR/ 1BA, Screen
room, newly renovated, partially furnished, No
serious, reasonable offer refused. No pets.
55+. 863-449-0232
LP-NEW AND preowned mobile homes. Start-
ing at $14,000. Lakeside Village Mobile Home
Park. A 55+ land lease park. Call Dick Davis
at 863-202-0075.
MOBILE HOME for sale- 2BD/1BA, central air,
2 Florida rooms. Good condition. Ohrt's MHP
Asking $11,000 That is negotiable. All furni-
ture included, even washer &dryer. Call 863-
385-8792.
NICE 2/BD, I.5/BA, CHA, funished, lot rent is
$145 mo. 55+, in LP. $16,500. Call 863-699-
1284.

SB 12'X60' 1BR/1BA, All elec., partly
furn.,55+
Park. W/D, Fl. rm, roof over Ig shed. $10,000
OBO. Call 863-382-9074.
SEB-DOUBLE WIDE 55+ 2/BD, 2/BA in Sun-
ny Pines. 1372 SO Ft. $29,000. Call 863-382-
9129 for appt.
SEBRING -OWN Your own Mobile Home, with
lot included. 2/2, wood floors, florida room,
club house, swimming pools, $67,000 Call
417-988-1228 or 863-696-2342. 1405 Abbey
Ln., in Colony Point Park Sebring.
SEBRING 67 ft. mobile home in Leisure Acres
2/BD, 2/BA with handicap ramp, Includes
washer & dryer, attached carport with en-
closed workshop.$35,000. Call 863-214-
3760.


6000
Rentals


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2/1 UNFURN. DUPLEX 233 Milakee Ave.,
Central air&heat $550 mo., (863)385-4409.
FOR RENT- New 3/2 Duplex in Orangewood
Acre, Avon Park. 407-814-0392
SEB-2/BD, 1//BA convenient to High School &
Hospital. W/D hook-up, new carpet, no
pets/no smoke. $550 monthly + $525 security
863-655-0982.


Villas & Condos
6100 For Rent
SPRING LAKE lease option to buy, new con-
struction, 2 story town homes, 3/bd 2.5/ba,
garage, Phone 863-655-0311.

6200 Unfurnished
620 Apartments
AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North Delaware 1/1
& 2/2 Available. Pool, Play ground. 1st & Sec.
Call 863-449-0195.
AVON PARK 2/BD, 1/BA apt. $550 mo.,in
Avon Park Manors, plus 2/BD I/BA mobile
home on private lot, $495 mo. Both central air
& heat, both $300 security. Close to new Wal-
mart, Call 863-453-5893
AVON PARK, studio with balcony overlooking
Lake Verona and City Park, laundry facilities,.
$365/mo 100 E. MAIN ST. 863-453-8598
BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts, up the hill,
turn left, 3106 Medical Way, (863)446-1822.

COZY 1B/1B Sebring $450/mo.,w/ $100
monthly discount, if paid timely.
Call 863-273-0469

DINNER LAKE area. I, 2, & 3 BD apart-
ments. Fresh paint & tile floors. Starting @
$500 per month, includes water. Call Gary
Johnson 863-381-1861.
KEY LAKE VILLAS
LAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING
2 bedroom luxury unit., tHA, washer/dryer
hookup, $675. per mo., first and sec.
3/2 spacious unit, CHA, 8 separate rooms or
areas plus screened porch and outside pa-
tio, new carpet, ipe maker, $975 per mo.,
prorated first mo., and security.
Located in Orange Blossom Estates at the
south end of Lakewood Rd.
1 Year lease, (863) 465-9151.

LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/pvt patio &
NEW refrig, stove, washer/dryer. WSG
incl. Pets ok. Quiet friendly Avon Park
community. Call 386-503-8953.
RELAX AT Lake Isis Villas! Luxurious 2/bd
apartment. Call 863-453-2669.


6250 Furnished Houses
LAKE PLACID-Sylvan Shores 4BR.2BA, Moth-,
er in law apt. New Paint: New carpet. Very
clean. No Pets. No Smoking. $950/mo. first,
last & sec. Call 863-465-1111.
LP-2-3 BD 2/BA 2/car garage, pool ,on canal,
200ft. to Lake Francis. $1000 per mo. + utilit-
ies, or lease with option. 115 Villa Ave. Call
863-494-6485

6300 Unfurnished Houses

2 BEDROOM 1 bath home for rent,
$550 a month, Avon Park. Call 863-
840-0071
2/1 House for rent in Lake placid, near boat
ramp with beach access. $600 mo, unfurnish-
ed, or $650 mo furnished. 863-465-1354
2/1 Screen Porch, Carport, No pets. First, Last
and 1 month security. Leisure Lakes $600 a
month. Call 863-465-3959
BEAUTIFUL 2 Story Sebring brick home, 4
Bedrooms, 2 Bath, office/ den, new windows,
carpeting, tile, paint. Abundant storage, $1000
mo.,w/ $100 monthly discount if paid timely.
Call 863-273-0469
LIKE NEW Enlarged 3/2/2, clean, tile, new ap-
pliances, w/d, large screen/ glass porch. Near
Lake Jackson, golf course views, $975+ de-
posit. 863-773-3956.
RENT TO OWN- 3bd/,2BA. Great area. Won't
last 'long. BANKRUPTCY AND PROBLEM
CREDIT OK. Call to see today. 399-2197
SEB-RENT-PURCHASE Option Sebring Hills
S., 3/BD, 2/BA, range, refrigerator, micro-
wave, 1100 SO FT. Carport & extra parking
pad. Rent $750 mo. w/ option to purchase
$149.900 Owner 863-382-8950.
SEBRING HILLS newer 3/2/2, appliances incl.
Energy efficient. No smoking or pets. I yr
lease. $795 mo. + sec. Call 863-386-0868.
SEBRING, UNFURNISHED HOUSE, new, 3/2/
1 car garage, quiet area, first, last & security
no smokers, no pets, $875 a month. Please
call 863-414-0942 or 863-453-0972.

6320 Seasonal Property

SUN N LAKE Sub. Newer, gorgeous upscale,
3/2.5 huge home on golf course. Gated com-
munity, near club house. Granite, SS appl.
Weekly, mo,, yearly, let's talk! $1,500-$1,850.
Call 863-441-4849 or 954-401-3702.


I6600 ^Business & Offices
6600 For Rent
850 SQUARE Ft office space for rent. 545 cor-
ner of South 0-mul- La-Oee dr.+ maple ave.
Sebring Parkway. For info call 863-385-2007


7000
Merchandise


7040 Appliances
FOR SALE Gas stove, Kitchen- Aid, Excellent
Condition, Stainless Steel, $200 or best offer-
863-699-0414
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!


7180 Furniture

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!

SIDE WALK SALE
Royals Furniture- 3660 US 27
South. SB. Thurs- Sat. Jan 31st-
Feb 2nd, 9:00AM-6PM

Used Furniture- Leather sofa+
Love Seat, Dining room group
sleeper, twin electric bed, Re-
cliners, Head Board+ lots of
misc.

New Furniture- Recliners
$199.00. Area Rugs-$99.00
Floor Sample clearance Inside-
One of kind + discontinued
items.Sofa, love seat + sectional


7260 Musical Merchandise
ACCORDION LADIES with case. Good c6ndi-
tion. 382-9203
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
FOR SALE -3 Wheel Legend scooter with Bru-
no lift for van $1000. Hove round power chair,
used 1 month $1000. Craftmatic Bed with vi-
brators $1200. Call 863-214-3760
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!
"MAGNETIC THERAPY" queen size mattress
pad. Never used. $495 OBO. Original price
$1000. Call 863-381-1938.
UNDERWATER FISHING LIGHTS.$249. 409-
935-7183. FREE SHIPPING.


7310 Bargain Buys
3 NEW tires with 3 rims, tire size 185-70R13
$90 OBO. Call 863-382-2091, leave message.
3 WHEELER ATV 110 Honda, needs clutch
work, motor runs good $75.00. cafl 471-3066,
evenings.
A MARTHA Stewart x-mas tree 6.5 ft. New
$ 50.00 O.B.0 call 382-4705
ANTIQUE MEDIUM size lamp. Beaded with
tassels dangling down $10. OBO. Medium size
sea shelled flower decorator/hanger $10 OBO
Call 863-453-4109.
ARTIST SIGNED(JOHN Kiraly) 43-200. 271/2
x 31 inch. Royal breeze. 863-699-6778
CAMPING TENT: kelty, 18' x 15'6", 2-rm, +ex-
tra gear, $99, 863-655-0971.
CHINA BUFFET/HUTCH (dark wood) $195.00
Call 863-453-3104.
COFFE TABLE & 2 side tables. Good condi-
tions. Includes 2 lamps. All wood. $100 takes
all. ask for francisco- 863-873-3916
COLLEGE MATINEE, sweetheart of branson,
10th row isle seat $14.00 each. Call 863-386-
5357. (2 tickets available for 2/12/08)
DIETARY SUPP: Esst for Life, B-Vits, New-
sealed, $30 for 4, Call 863-655-0971.
DINJNG ROOMS set table with 4 chair, metal
with glass top. For sale $100.00. Please call
after 7:00.Ask for Fransisco- 863-873-3296
DOLLS: Holly Hobby, Chou Chou w/bed,
clothes, etc. $25. 863-655-0971.
DRYER FOR sale- good conditions. $75. 863-
458-0923.
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR for sale. call for
more info .863-386-0744.
GIRLS ITEMS: Bckpck, nagaz& books, diary,
bike hlmt, etc. $25. 863-655-0971.
HARLEY DAVIDSON1beer, cans full. First year
1984 Black & Gold, $15. 863-471-0557.
JUICER: Veg/fruit, prof, Green Star, $200. Call
863-655-0971.
LIGHT FIXTURE, rust colored with 6 frosted
glass globes. Bulbs included. $40 OBO. Call
863-465-0726.
MARILYN MONROE- 23 1/2 x 36 inch in
frame. Tennis print- 35 1/2 x 32 inch, in frame
MATCHING SOFA & love chair for sale. Good
conditions. Beige & Burgundy floral. Touch of
wood included. $100.00. call 863-458-0923
NEW NEVER worn larger woman's clothing,
tops & pants, with tags on. Plus sizes 1-3X.
Purchased from Sears & Lane Bryant.. High
qualitymust sell! Please call Marsha at LP
863-699-2423,leave message if not home.
PET WIRE kennel (crate) 1- Ex large and 1-
small collapsible design assembles in second
and folds flat for compact storage. Leak proof
plastic floor pan. $50 and $125 O.B.O call
305-528-7020
POSTER FOR sale- 1904 wine dated. 24 1/2 x
36 inch, in frame.
1908 241/2 x 34 inch, in frame


SET OF Golf clubs $30. Cushioned outdoor
lounge, $40. Call 863-385-6523.
SNAPPER RIDING mower deck 30" Excellent
conditions, call 471-3066. Evenings $25
TABLE WITH 4 wheelers chairs, good condi-
tion. Call 863446-0251.
TOOL BOX/CARRIER Durable black hard plas-
tic for a long bed truck. Double locks on each
end. Made by Contico. $50 Call 863-453-4109


7310 Bargain Buys
TRAVELOGUE SERIES film of egypt, 5 PM
from section seating, S5.00 each. ( 2 tickets
available for 12/12/08 )call 863-386-5357
UNDERWATER FISHING LIGHTS.$249. 409-
935-7183. FREE. SHIPPING
UPRIGHT VACUUM cleaners, bagged or bag-
less. Reconditioned to almost like new. $25
each. Call 863-402-2285


VANITY TABLE, and seat, with mirror. $15.
Antique rocker, wood, needs refinished. $50.
Call 863-453-4109.
WATER PURIFIER: countertop, New! $200.
Call 863-655-0971.


WHIRLPOOL 21 cu. ft. refrigerator, top freezer
w/ ice maker, almond. Very good condition.
Asking $250. Call 863-699-6293.


7320 Garage & Yard Sales
AVON PARK- 1880 N Homeric Rd. Thurs-Sat
Jan31st- Feb 2nd. Antiques glass wear, small
furniture, household items, pictures, men&
women clothing, lots of miscellaneous.
ESTATE SALE Fri+ Sat. Feb 1st- Feb 2nd.
8AM-? Furniture, antiques, Junk We got it all
4409 Lafayette Ave, Sebring. Follow signs.
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.
SB- BRASWELL'S Heritage Estate Annual Sale
Desoto Rd Fri Feblst, 8-1 White elephant,
bake sale & lunch served.
SB- LEISURE Acres Clubhouse 3651 US 27
South. Yard sale Crafts, home'baking, coffee
and donuts. wed. FEB 6th. 8 AM-11 AM
SEB-FRI & SAT, Feb 1 & 2, at 4701 Ferdinand
Ave. from 8am-4pm. Craft, tools, furniture,
household items & misc.
SEB-MUTLI FAMILY CARPORT SALE RODIR-
ON TABLE w/6 CHAIRS, WASHERS/DRYERS,
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, REFRIGERATOR
LOTS OF MISC! THURS-SAT.JAN 31-FEB 2.
8AM-1 PM. AT 3433 BAXTER AVE.
SEB-RAINBOW APOSTOLIC Church sale.
2213 Rainbow Ave. (corner of Youth Care Ln.
& Rainbow Ave) Sat. Feb 2nd, from 7am-lpm.
Lots of misc. items, baked good. Don't miss
this one!
SEB-SAT FEB 2- 8AM til? 5 families big yard
sale 4111 Page Ave. SEB.Baby items, cribs w/
mattress, playpen, toys, clothes,100 pair of
jeans, household, collectables, Wedgewood,
Jewel- T 50 pcs dishes, tools, stainless pans,
Jots of misc, 2007 16'X7' dual axles utility
trailer w/ tailgate used 4 times. LOTS OF BAR-
GAINS!
SEB-SEBRING HILLS, 901 S. Egret St. Sat.
Feb 2nd only, 7am-2pm. Multi-family sale,
tools, clothes, household, coco-cola/race col-
lectables, costume jewelry, fresh fruit, video's
LP albums, and lots more!
SEB-SUNNY PINES RV PARK Annual Club
House yard & bake sale. Fri, Feb1, 8-11AM
coffee/donuts on sale. 1200 US 27 N. Also,
Lot 123.


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7320 Garage & Yard Sales 8050 Boats & Motor
SEB-WILLOW GATE Annual Garage Sale. (end 24FT. PONTOON Boat, Suntracker Party Barge
of Thunderbird Rd. )Mark your calendars! Sat. 35HP, Mercury Outboard. $2800. Call 863-
Feh 2nd from 8AM-12PM. 21 participants. 699-6676.


Lots of treasures! Coffee and cookies will be
sold at the Clubhouse.


SEBRING- 109 karola Dr. Feb 2. 8AM-2PM.
Multi generation garage sale. Some furniture.
Childrens clothes.
SEBRING- 311 Robin Ave. Multifamily sale
Some furniture, books, linens, toys, lots of
miscellaneous.
SEBRING- BIG BIG BIG SALE Estate antiques
collectibles and new items, glass wear, linens,
clothing, books, furnitings, much more. Come
browse! 115 longwood rd. off kenilworth rd.
Fri+Sat. Febl+2. 8AM-?
SEBRING- Oakridge Mobile Home Park Trash
& Treasure Sale. Desoto Rd. Saturday, Febu-
ary 2rd, 2008. 8AM. Refreshments will be
sold.
SEBRING-HUGE BLOCK Sale- 3 Houses of
700 block of Hickory st ( by catholic church +
kenilworth). Some furniture and big tent
screen room, cheap and great stuff. Lots of
goodies. Great prices. SAT/ Feb. 2. 8AM-4PM
YARD SALE- Highlands Wheel Estate 1004
Hammock Rd Feb. 2nd. 8AM- 2 PM. Used
item's crafts. Bake sale / coffee sandwiches,
funnel.cake

7520 Pets & Supplies

CHAMP NEEDS a loving new home Pit mix,
house trained, 7 mo. old, very lovable. We are
moving & unable to keep him. Call Kristen at
863-446-1646, immediately, please!


PITBULL FOR Sale: Call and make offer. Born
11/21/2007.863-449-1555

7560 A Medical Supplies
6 0 & Equipment
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR for Sale by "GOLD-
EN". Excellent conditions- $1,000.00. 863-
386-0744


8050 Boats & Motors
19 FT RABALO cc, T-top, dual seats, out
riggers, down rigger, wide body. 1998 Ocean
Pro 150, dock lights, rod holders, am/fm/cd,
VHF, eagle "fish GPS, depth/fish finder, all
coast guard equip., auto battery charger, life
jackets, new trailer, nice dry boat. MUST
SEE!,
$5800.00 OBO Call 414-1738


FISHING BOAT- Fiber Glass, 6 hp Johnson
motor, trolling motor, fish /depth finder, new
battery, trailer, great conditions, rotary seat,
ready for a fisherman....$750, see at 2232
Avalon rd, sebring. 385-7606

8400 Recreational Vehicles

1992 HOMES of Merit 33' 25K. 2004 39' Elite
w/ 2 slides, $19,900. 1995 Franklin 35' w/ 2
slides, 20K. 1995 30' Hy-Line Premier w/ 2
slides. 2005 Recreation by Design 33',15K.
2005 Keystone Zeppelin 30' w/2slides,13K.
Call Woody's RV Resort 863-385-0500.
1997 FLEETWOOD Wilderness 5th wheel,
33.5
long double-slideouts, self contained, en-
trance doors both sides, lot's of storage.
15000btu AC, east-west queen bed, fold out
sofa, outside shower, awning. $7500. call
863-441-1938. Delivery available. 1997 Ford
F350 powestroke diesel also available.
2000 GULFSTREAM 31', 450 Ford engine,
V-10, 9100 miles, $40K OBO. Call 863-382-
2645.


9 100 Motorcycles & ATVs
SCOOTER 2005 Honda elite, 80CC, street le-
gal, only 400 miles. LIKE NEW[ $1700 080.
Call 863-699-6483.


9220 Utility Trailers

New 5x8 Utility Trailers. 15inch HD
Tires, starting at $725. 16FT Tan-
dem Axle new tires starting at
$1,090. Call 863-382-7701.



9450 Automotive for Sale


1992 CHEVORLET Corvette, black/black, 6
speed, cold A/C, very nice, $8500. Call 863-
453-0888.



1999 DODGE Ram 1500 series van, 318 v8,
needs body work,, runs good, contractor
shelving, air conditioning, Radio. $2900. call
471-9471


89 MERCURY Grand Marquis. Low miles ,
very good conditions. 2,000 o.b.o. 863-385-
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And the new A.P. football coach is... Andy Bonjokian


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Athletic director Mort Jackson, left, and Principal Stu Guthrie, right, welcome a familiar face to Red Devil football, former
player and '86 graduate, Andy Bonjokian as the new head coach.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
AVON PARK Andy
Bonjokian has seen his dream
realized as he takes over the
head coaching duties of the
football program of his alma,
mater, Avon Park.
A 1986 graduate,
Bonjokian played under then
head coach Hoppy Rewis and
though he just missed out on
the back-to-back state cham-
pionship wins in '87 and '88,
he recalls vividly the tradition
of greatness in Avon Park
football.
"I still remember walking
out onto the field, the crowd
nearly breathing down your
neck," he said. "That support
and excitement from the com-
munity was so great. It's still
out there, we just need to
open it up again."
From high school,
Bonjokian went on to play
four years at Newberry
College, a Division II pro-
gram in South Carolina
before returning to Avon
Park.
"I've had my eye on this
opportunity ever since I came
back," he said.
And it didn't take him long
to start playing a part in it,


beginning in '94 through '02
Bonjokian worked in a vari-
ety of coaching positions,
including defensive coordina-
tor which, interestingly, gave
him the perspective of what
he brings to the team now.
"I'm an offensive guy," he
said. "When I was a defensive
coordinator, I always focused
on those offenses we couldn't
stop.
"I've played and worked
under some great coaches,
and I can't wait for the chance
to put my own spin on
things," he continued. "But at
the same time, I,want to bring
the tradition back to Avon
Park."
Fifty prospective coaches
showed interest in the ppsi-
tion of whom the; list was
whittled down to 13 that were
actually interviewed by prin-
cipal Stu Guthrie and athletic
director Mort Jackson.
"He was a known," Jackson
said. "I've coached him and
worked with him. I know he
will work hard and he is dili-
gent.
"He knows the community,
the ins and outs of the way the
community works and the
importance of athletics. He
See ANDY, page 4D


High School Girls Basketball



Lady Red Devils level DeSoto


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Beonca Godfrey looks for an open teammate while this
DeSoto defender tries to close down all passing lanes in
Avon Park's 49-44 win in Tuesday night's District 10-
4A tournament game.


By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sun correspondent
SARASOTA The Avon
Park Lady Devils showed
their prowess Tuesday night
in Sarasota when they
outscored the DeSoto
Bulldogs 49-44 in the
first round of the Avon
District 10-4A girls
basketball playoffs.
The Lady Devils
began the game with a DeS
very strong offensive
push, keeping the 4
Lady's from DeSoto
off balance, but strug-
gled to maintain their push as
the game wore on.
"Our chemistry is there, but
we have a tendency to not
play team ball, and we got a
little sloppy near the end,"
said Paulette Daley, Avon
Park's head coach. "We start-
ed off strong, but we made
some / mistakes near the
end. But overall, it was a


good win."
Avon Park's solid defense
forced Desoto to pepper away
from the outside, but the Lady
'Dogs struggled to keep up
and were down 12-4 by the
end .of the first quarter and
22-13 at the half.
Park Coming out after the
9 break, the Devils had to
adjust offensively when
DeSoto began keying
Soto on the Avon Park's
4 leading scorers.
Double-teaming
Beonca Godfrey, and
keeping her from charging the
lane, DeSoto struck back with
all they had, and started hit-
ting from the outside scoring
12 points on the Lady Devils
in the third quarter.
"We. had some momentum
in the beginning, but we start-
ed drawing fouls, and they
slowed our drive down
some," said Godfrey.
Godfrey, just a junior at


Avon Park, would still go on
to score 15 points over the
Bulldogs, most of which
would come from the inside,
and was the leading scorer for
the Lady Devils.
Continuing their defensive
change-up, DeSoto would
hold the Devils to just 14
points in the fourth quarter
while they netted 19, but the
Lady 'Dogs push was not
enough, and the game ended
49-44 Avon Park.
The Lady Devils didn't
come. away unscathed, how-
ever, as Johnequa Perry was
limping with a sore ankle and
Daija Barrett was a little
woozy after a fall gave her
head a good bump.
But Avon Park's win allows
them to move forward to the
next round which will be
played Friday night at
7:30p.m. in Sarasota against
the winner of the Sarasota
Booker-Hardee matchup.


Junior College Baseball


Late 'slam' downs tightroping Panthers


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
AVON PARK One might
say the SFCC baseball team
is akin to a tightrope-walker
at this early stage of
the season. Sen
As head coach Rick
Hitt put it, "Our mar-
gin of error is very
small." S
At least circus. per-
formers have a safety
net, while the Panthers
can only do their best to not
fall too far after Monday
night's 7-2 loss to the visit-
ing Seminole Raiders' left
them at 0-3.
"We're missing our 4, 5,
and 6 hitters," Hitt said of
Steven Levine, Hunter Reed
and Sam English. "And right
now we have no offensive
punch whatsoever."
The team pitching, howev-
er, has been more than up to
the task and starting south-
paw Andrew Barbosa did his
part Monday.
The towering sophomore


F

i


went five full innings, giving
up just two hits and one
unearned run while striking
out two.
But he was matched by his
right-handed Raider
inole counterpart, Kevin
Decker, who had a
throng of scouts in
attendance and gave
up no runs in his five
innings of work.
The only run
Barbosa gave up was
in the third when, after walk-
ing Tyler Cox with one out,
had him picked off, but the
throw to second wasn't han-
dled, allowing Cox to reach
third.
The next hitter, Jared
Auchen, then hit a fly to left
that J.T. Tomlinson made a
running, over-the-shoulder
catch on, but got the runner
home for a 1-0 lead.
Leo Chang came on in
relief in the sixth for SFCC
and got some defensive help
right off the bat.


Cox hit one that appeared
headed up the middle before
Austin Gaines dove to snare
it, pivot off his knee and fire
to first where Brandon
Decker scooped it out of the
dirt to get the runner by an
eyelash.
And it was Gaines bat in
the bottom of the sixth, that
started the Panthers scratch-
ing their way back off reliev-
er Paul Daniels.
With one out, he singled
sharply to left before Decker
rifled one to right.
The ball got past the right
fielder for a two-base error,
with Gaines scoring to tie the
game and Decker reaching
third.
Gerry Nuefang then
ripped one to center to bring
Decker in and give the South
Florida a 2-1 lead.
But the Raiders tied things
up on another couple Panther
miscues in the top of the sev-
enth.
See SFCC, page 4D


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
SFCC's Joel Torres flinches as a pitch comes a little too
close Monday night. The Panthers are in a collective flinch,
it seems, after falling to 0-3 after the 7-2 loss to Seminole.


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne

Hoehne 5-

Super Bowl

glance and

prediction

Tom Brady seems to be in
good health and is again taking
part in practice for the" New
England Patriots the world
can rest easy now.
But don't doubt that those in
the Atlantic Northeast are just a
wee bit tepid at that notion.
Despite the recent years of
athletic success for Boston and
the region in general, there is
still much of a past steeped in
heartbreak.
And the stage this time
around is at a virtual all-time
high.
Perhaps the Red Sox first
World Series Championship in
80-some-odd years was on a
higher level, but any Beantown
fan will tell you they were
cringing the whole way
through until the final out.
This time, it is perfection
that is at stake the perfect
season.
And as much as Bill
Belichick and his bunch seem
focused and taking it all in
stride, the pressure is assuredly
on.
.This is a team, in the Giants,
that they had to make a pretty
strong comeback to beat by
three points just over a month
ago.
It was their ambition to trash
the undefeated regular season
record, at the risk of hurting
themselves for the playoffs,
that may have in fact helped
them in these playoffs.
Twice they beat teams they
were decided underdogs to and
the confidence and consistency
Eli Manning has shown during
and since the Pats match has to
have the New Yorkers feeling
pretty good.
I mean, seriously, doesn't Eli
just have that downtrodden
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2D Wednesday, January 30, 2008


ON DECK


FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at District
Tournament, Sarasota Booker, vs. Hardee/Booker, 7:30 p.m.; Wrestling hosts District
Tournament, 10 a.m.
SATURDAY: Basketball at Okeechobee, 6/7:30 p.m.


THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m.; Softball at Preseason
Tournament, Clewiston,TBA
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Avon Park, Senior Night, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at
DistrictTournament,. McKeel,TBA; Softball at Preseason Tournament, Clewiston,TBA
Lake Placid SATURDAY: Girls Basketball at DistrictTournament, McKeel,TBA


STHURSDAY: Boys, Basketball at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer host Regional
Quarterfinals, vs. Kathleen, 7 p.m.; Softball at Moore Haven,TBA
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs. LaBelle, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at District
Tournament, Sarasota Booker, vs. Palmetto/Braden River, 6 p.m.; Wrestling at District
Tournament, Avon Park, 10 a.m.
Sebring SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Martin County, 4:30/6 p.m.


TODAY: Baseball vs. Central Florida Community College, 5 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball at Polk Community College, 5 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball at University ofTampa, 1 p.m.; Softball atTriple Crown
Tournament, Melbourne,TBA
SUNDAY: Softball atTriple Crown Tournament, Melboume,TBA


SPORTS BRIEFS


27th Annual VFW Post 4300
Charity Golf Scramble
SEBRING The Golf Hammock
Golf Course will host the VFW Post
4300's 27th annual Charity Golf
Scramble Saturday, March 22.
Check-in will be at 7:30 a.m. with a
shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Teams will be flighted in either A, B,
or C based on total handicap.
Entry fee is $50 per player, via cash
or check made payable to VFW Post
4300, with a sign-up deadline of March
15.
The tournament will be taking the
first 36 foursomes that sign up, so don't
miss out.
The price includes green fees, car,
refreshments on the course and lunch
for player and a guest at the Post after
play ends.
Ladies and mixed foursomes are wel-
come.
Cash prizes will be awarded to flight
winners and runners-up as well as
longest drive for both men and women
and closest to the pin.
Supported charities of the tournament
are Shriners Childrens Hospital and the
VFW Veterans' Home in Ocala, an
assisted living facility for needy and
disabled veterans, and the Post 4300
Building Improvement fund.
Entry forms can be picked up the
Post 4300 and at most Sebring golf
course pro shops.
Drop off entry forms, with fees, at
the Post or mail to VFW Post 4300,
Golf Tournament, 2011 S.E. Lakeview
Dr., Sebring, FL, 33870.
For more information or questions,
call Rick Straight, 471-1441, or Post
4300, 385-8902.

Thakkar and Thakkar
SEBRING The 14th annual
Thakkar and Thakkar Valentine's Mixed
Doubles Tournament will be taking
place Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9-10 at
the Country Club of Sebring.
A special dinner will be held Friday,
Feb. 8 with music and dancing with the
"California Toe Jam Band."
Tournament draw will be presented at
the event.
The event will have three divisions
and matches begin at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday with divisional finals begin-
ning at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Registrations can be sent in with
check to P.O. Box 1408, Sebring, FL,
33871 or by dropping them off in the
courtside fees box.
Registration fees are $20 per player
with HCTA memberships, $30 for non-
members and is due no later than Feb. 5
at 7 p.m.
Dinner for non-players is $15.
Players without a partner need not
worry as tournament officials will try to
find you one.
For more information, call Bobby at
471-3261, or Lynda at 471-0389.
GOLS Indoor Soccer League
AVON PARK Registration for
GOLS Indoor Soccer League is
February 9, 9 a.m. to noon at First
Baptist Church of Avon Park.
Sign-ups will take place in the
Family Life Center (old Avon Park
Recreation Center across from the ten-
nis courts downtown Avon Park).
The GOLS Indoor Soccer League is a
co-ed league for 13-18 year-olds.
Registration is $12 and .is limited to
the first 40 players to sign up.
For insurance purposes, please bring
identification with proof of age.
Each team plays one game a week at
6:30pm (either Tuesday or Thursday)


from Feb. 19 to Apr. 24, concluding
with a tournament.
Air-conditioning has been added to
the facility this year.
GOLS (Goals Of Life & Soccer) is in
its fifth year as a ministry of First
Baptist Church of Avon Park.
Indoor soccer is a valuable experi-
ence for improving passing and shoot-
ing skills.
Participants learn soccer and team
skills from certified coaches.
For more information, contact Coach
Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler at
385-3235.
2008 WIU Alumni and Friends
Golf Tournament
LAKE WALES The 2008 Webber
International University Alumni and
Friends Golf Tournament will be held
on Friday, Feb. 8 at the beautiful Lake
Wales Country Club.
The format is a four-person scramble
with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. If you do
not have a fotirsomr, enter and we will
place you in one.
The tourrinfibnt is for all Webber
alumni and friends of the University.
The cost is $60 per person which
includes green fees, cart and cookout.
Awards will be given out at the cook-
out that will be held on the grounds of
Webber International immediately fol-
lowing completion of the tournament.
Mulligans (three for $5-maximum six
person) will be available to purchase
and a 50/50 drawing ($1 per ticket,
seven for $5) will be held.
Hole sponsorships are available for
$100 each.
The event is sponsored by the WIU
Alumni Association.
To RSVP or for more information,
call the Webber Alumni office at (863)
638-2941, e-mail at
alumni@webber.edu.
SFCC Baseball and BBQ
AVON PARK The SFCC athletic
department is holding a BBQ &
Baseball Doubleheader on Saturday,
Feb. 23, 2008.
The Panthers will be hosting a dou-
ble-header against the University of
Tampa B team at 1 p.m.
A half chicken BBQ dinner will be
served with all the fixings from Noon-
4:30 p.m. for a $6.00 donation.
Tickets can be purchased by walk-up
or presold and can be eat-in or take-out.
Tickets can be purchased through the
Panther Athletic Office, Bldg. E, at the
door on game day, or from any of the
Panther athletes.
For further information, please call
the Panther Athletic Office at 784-7035
Nu-Hope Elder Care Services
Inc. 11th Annual Golf Tourney
AVON PARK MID-FLORIDA
Federal Credit Union proudly presents
the 11th Annual Nu-Hope Elder Care
Services Inc. golf tournament at
Pinecrest on Lotela Golf Course in
Avon Park on Saturday, March 22,
2008.
The tournament will utilize a two-
person scramble and teams will be
flighted by total handicap.
Entry fee will be $60 per person
($120 per team) which includes after
play meal.
Registration forms are available at
the participating golf pro shop or can be
mailed or faxed to you by calling Sandy
Foster at 382-2134.
Business sponsorships are also avail-
able.
Previous years events have resulted
in a full-field of players so early regis-
tration is encouraged.


SSTATS & STANDINGS


Avon Park


Sunday, Feb.
At Honolulu
AFC vs. NFC, TBA (FOX)


NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 34 8 .810 -
Toronto 24 19 .55810%
New Jersey 18 26 .409 17
Philadelphia 17 28 .37818YA
New York 14 29 .326 20Y2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 28 18 .609 -
Washington 23 19 .548 3
Atlanta 18 22 .450 7
Charlotte 18 27 .400 9Y%
Miami 9 33 .214 17
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 31 13 .705 -
Cleveland 24 19.558 6Y2
Indiana 19 26.42212%
Milwaukee 18 27 .40013%
Chicago 17 26 .39513Y%
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB


New Orlea
Dallas
San Anton
Houston
Memphis

Utah
Denver
Portland
Seattle
Minnesota

Phoenix
L.A. Laker
Golden St
Sacrament
L.A. Clipp


ans 32 12 .727 -
31 13 .705 1
nio 28 15 .651 3V2
24 20 .545 8
13 32.28919Y,
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
27 18 .600 -
26 18 .591 I

9 35 .20517%Y
a 8 35 .186 18
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
32 13 .711 -
rs 27 15 .643 3%
tate 27 18 .600 5
Ito 19 24 .442 12
ers 13 28 .317 17


Sunday's Games
Phoenix 88, Chicago 77
Orlando 96, Boston 93
Cleveland 98, L.A. Lakers 95
Portland 94, Atlanta 93
Milwaukee 105, Washington 102, OT
Dallas 90, Denver 85
Minnesota 98, New Jersey 95
Utah 97, Houston 89
Sacramento 103, Seattle 101
Golden State 106, New York 104
Monday's Games
Dallas 103, Memphis 84
New Orleans 117, Denver 93
Utah 97, San Antonio 91
Charlotte 107, L.A. Clippers 100
Tuesday's Games
Detroit at Indiana, late
Toronto at Washington, late
Boston at Miami, late
Milwaukee at New Jersey, late
Minnesota at Chicago, late
Golden State at*Houston, late
San Antonio at Seattle, late
New York at L.A. Lakers, late
Wednesday's Games
Miami at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
New York at-Utah, 9 p.m.
Cleveland at Portland, 9 p.m.
Charlotte at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Atlanta at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 28 18 3 59125115
Philadelphia 27 16 5 59 160 138
Pittsburgh 27 18 4 58143133
N.Y. Islanders 24 20 6 54 124 141
N.Y. Rangers 24 21 6 54 124 129
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Ottawa 31 15 4 66174145
Montreal 26 15 8 60154136
Boston 25 19 5 55129133
Buffalo 21 21 6 48142139
Toronto 20 23 8 48142164
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Carolina 24 24 4 52158170
Washington 23 22 5 51 147 156
Atlanta 23 25 4 50 141 175
Florida 22 24 5 49 130 147
Tampa Bay 20 25 5 45 145 168
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 37 10 4 78174110
Columbus 25 20 6 56 128 126
Nashville 25 20 5 55146138
St. Louis 22 19 7 51 123136
Chicago 23 23 4 50139143
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Minnesota 28 19 3 59138138
Calgary 25 17 8 58146143
Vancouver 26 19 5 57131 121
Colorado 26 20 4 56 138 138
Edmonton 23 24 5 51 140 158
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Dallas 28 20 5 61 154 138


NFL Playoffs
WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 5
Seattle 35, Washington 14
Jacksonville 31, Pittsburgh 29
Sunday, Jan. 6
N.Y. Giants 24, Tampa Bay 14
San Diego 17, Tennessee 6

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 12
Green Bay 42, Seattle 20
New England 31, Jacksonville 20
Sunday, Jan. 13
San Diego 28, Indianapolis 24
N.Y. Giants 21, Dallas 17

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, Jan. 20
AFC
New England 21, San Diego 12,
NFC
N.Y. Giants 23, Green Bay, 20, OT
SUPER BOWL
Sunday, Feb. 3
Glendale, Ariz.
New England vs. N.Y. Giants, 6:17 p.m.
(FOX)
PRO BOWL
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San Jose 27 15 7 61 129119
Anaheim 27 20 6 60 135 137
Phoenix 26 21 2 54 135 134
Los Angeles 20 29 2 42143169
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Sunday's Game
Eastern All-Stars 8, Western All-Stars 7
Monday's Games
No games scheduled:
Tuesday's Games
Phoenix at Columbus, late
Nashville at Boston, late
N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, late
Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, late
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, late
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, late
Los Angeles at Philadelphia, late
St. Louis at Toronto, late
Washington at Montreal, late
San Jose at Edmonton, late
Dallas at Vancouver, late
Wednesday's Games
Anaheim at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago'at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.
San Jose at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
NCAA Men's Basketball

The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' college basketball poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses, records
through Jan. 27, total points based on
25 points for a first-place vote through
one point for a 25th-place vote and pre-
vious ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Memphis (46) 19-0 1,774 1
2. Kansas (26) 20-0 1,754 2
3. Duke 17-1 1,625 4
4. North Carolina 19-1 1,596 5
5. UCLA 18-2 1,500 8
6. Georgetown 16-2 1,377 9
7. Tennessee 17-2 1,339 3
8. Michigan St. 18-2 1,32010
9. Washington St. 17-2 1,261 6
10. Texas 16-3 1,12912
11. Indiana 17-2 1,065 7.
12. Butler 19-2 948 15
13. Wisconsin 16-3 848 11
14. Stanford 16-3 786 20
15. Xavier .17-4 638 23
16: Drake 18-1 616 22
17. Marquette 14-4 513 21
18. Pittsburgh 16-4 464 13
19. Vanderbilt 17-3 397 14
20. Florida 18-3 374 -
21. Saint Mary's 17-2 310 -
22. Kansas St. 14-4 281 -
23. Texas A&M 16-4 277 18
24. Mississippi 15-3 217 17
25. Baylor 16-3 166 25
Others receiving votes: Mississippi St.
112, Connecticut 108, Arizona 102,
Dayton 69, Notre Dame 63, Southern
Cal 63, West Virginia 63, Louisville 40,
Purdue 34, Oklahoma 28, Villanova 27,
South Alabama 22, Clemson 20,
Gonzaga 17, Rhode Island 17, Arizona
St. 16, Houston 9, Miami 7, UNLV 4,
Saint Joseph's 3, Va. Commonwealth 1.

Monday's Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
Connecticut 69, Louisville 67
Hofstra 75, Longwood 60
SOUTH
Alabama A&M 72, Alcorn St. 68
Alabama St. 59, Southern U. 54
Appalachian St. 56, Elon 52
Bethune-Cookman 63, Md.-Eastern
Shore 54
Florida A&M 70, Delaware St. 68
Georgia Southern 69, W. Carolina 58
High Point 70, Radford 68
Howard 73, Coppin St. 69, OT
Liberty 87, VMI 81
Morgan St. 64, Hampton 57
N. Carolina A&T 82, S. Carolina St. 77
Norfolk St. 82, Winston-Salem 67
UNC Asheville 56,'Coastal Carolina 52
Winthrop 81, Charleston Southern 64
Wofford 67, Coll. of Charleston 66
MIDWEST
Texas-Pan American 85, Chicago St. 76
SOUTHWEST
Ark.-Pine Bluff 73, Texas Southern 58
Oklahoma 64, Oklahoma St. 61
Prairie View 55, MVSU 53
FAR WEST
Boise St. 90, Fresno St. 89, OT
Cal Poly 69, Pacific 64
Gonzaga 79, Portland 41
San Diego 63, Saint Mary's, Calif. 55
Santa Clara 66, San Francisco 48

NCAA Women's Basketball

The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' women's college basketball poll,
with first-place votes.in parentheses,
records through Jan. 27, total points
based on 25 points for a first-place vote


'through one point for a 25th-place vote
and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Connecticut (50)19-0 1,250 1
2. Tennessee 17-1 1,200 2
3. North Carolina 18-2 1,128 3
4. Rutgers 17-2 1,086 5
5. Maryland 22-2 .1,051 4
6. Baylor 18-1 990 6
7. Stanford 17-3 980 7
8. LSU 16-3 908 9
9. Duke 15-4 817 10
10. California 17-3 772 8
11. Oklahoma 13-4 753 11
12. West Virginia 16-3 661 12
13. Old Dominion 16-3 658 13
14. Pittsburgh 16-3 528 19
15. Wyoming 18-1 502 18
16. Grge Wshngtn 16-4 451 20
17. Georgia 16-4 419 17
18. Kansas St. 14-5 375 22
19. Ohio St. 15-4 348 15
20. Notre Dame 15-5 271 16
21. Oklahoma St. 16-3 258 14
22. Syracuse 16-3 216 24
23. DePaul 15-4 161 -
24. Illinois St. 17-1 84 -
25. Texas 15-5 79 -
Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 76,
Utah 47, Nebraska 34, UTEP 33,
Georgia Tech 24, Auburn 18, Virginia
16, Minnesota 14, Arizona St. 13,
Maristl1hVanderbilt 8, Michigan St. 7,
Liberty 2, Louisville 1.
Monday's Women's Basketball Scores
EAST
Long Island U. 56, Sacred Heart 43
Monmouth, N.J. 72, Fairleigh Dickinson
66, OT
N.J. Tech 65, Texas-Pan American 56
Robert Morris 89, Cent. Connecticut St.
59
St. Francis, NY 59, St. Francis, Pa: 51
Wagner 75, Mount St. Mary's, Md. 70
SOUTH
'Alcorn St. 67, Alabama A&M 48
Appalachian St. 92, Wofford 79
Boston College 68, Clemson 63
Chattanooga 64, Georgia Southern 50
Coppin St. 90, Howard 63
Delaware St. 50, Florida A&M 40
ETSU 80, Jacksonville 74 -
Florida Gulf Coast 78, Campbell.44
Hampton 67, Morgan St. 61
Kennesaw St. 63, Belmont.53
Lipscomb 73, Mercer 70
Md.-Eastern Shore 77, Bethune-
Cookman 51
N. Carolina A&T 85, S. Carolina St. 66
Norfolk St. 62, Winston-Salem .61
North Florida 48, S.C.-Upstate 37
Southern U. 52, Alabama St. 35
Stetson 71, Gardner-Webb 68, OT
Tennessee 67, Duke 64
W. Carolina 60, Coll. of Charleston 49
MIDWEST
IPFW 69, W. Illinois 57
IUPUI 64, Oakland, Mich. 61
Ohio St. 89, Penn St. 53
Oral Roberts 67, UMKC 63
SOUTHWEST
Prairie View 70, MVSU 30
Texas Southern 67, Ark.-Pine Bluff 65
FAR WEST
Boise St. 82, Fresno St. 62
Chicago St. 66, Utah Valley St. 64
S. Utah 67, Centenary 49
Transactions

BASEBALL
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Agreed to
terms with RHPs Randor Bierd, Rocky
Cherry, Freddy Deza and Radhames Liz
on one-year contracts.
BOSTON RED SOX-Acquired RHP
David Aardsma from the Chicago White
Sox for RHP Willy Mota and RHP
Miguel Socolovich.
National League
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Todd Wellemeyer on a
one-year contract..
FOOTBALL
National Football League
BALTIMORE RAVENS-Named Rex
Ryan assistant head coach and defen-
sive coordinator.
BUFFALO BILLS-Named Nathaniel
Hackett offensive quality control coach.
GREEN BAY PACKERS-Announced the
resignation of Andrew Brandt, vice
president of finance.
HOUSTON TEXANS-Named Ray
Rhodes assistant defensive backs
coach.
MIAMI DOLPHINS-Named John
Bonamego special teams coordinator,
George DeLeone tight ends coach,
David Puloka assistant strength & con-
ditioning coach, Steve Bush offensive
quality control coach and Jim Reid out-
side linebackers coach.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-Promoted
Greg McMahon to special teams coor-
dinator and Dennis Allen to secondary
coach.


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SFCC
Continued from 1D
After walking Roberto
Santana, Chang got Jeff
Eubank to ground out to first.
A wild pitch, however, sent
Santana to second, from
where he came in to score
when a grounder to second
could not be knocked down.
The score remained tied
into the eighth before the
Panthers put together another
threat.
Gaines doubled to the left-
center field wall and
Seminole wanted no part of
Decker's bat, intentionally
walking him to set up a dou-
ble play.
A slow chopper to second by
Nuefang advanced the runners,
however, setting up another
intentional walk to Cameron
Nelson to load the bases.
But Chaz *Abeln's bouncer
to third was scooped up for a
force-out to end the chance.
It was a few more mistakes
that spelled doom in the ninth
as after Santana led off with a
double, Chang snared a
grounder back to the mound
to nail the runner trying to get
to third.
Nobody was covering sec-
ond on the play however,
allowing Eubank to get into
scoring position.
A blooper into shallow
right field brought Eubank ini
with the go-ahead run.
Kai Huff then singled to
left and when the throw to
third couldn't get the lead
runner, Huff was able to reach
second.
That prompted a call to


about setting good examples
and priorities. For me it's
God, family, school and foot-
ball, and that's what our focus
with the kids will be."
And he knows the quality
of kids he is inheriting from
the hard work of his predeces-
sor, Earnest Perkins.
"I saw a lot of good things
last year," Bonjokian said. "I
saw aggressiveness, willing-
ness to go 100 miles-per-hour.
The quality of the kids is
there; they are good,' solid
kids that have aspiration."
And so the Bonjokian era
begins for the Red Devils.
A new coach with a foot in


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Brandon Decker gets congratulations after scoring the then
go-ahead run in the sixth inning Monday night..


Panther closer Wiggy
Vazquez who intentionally
walked Cox to put the force
on at every base.
Vazquez then struck out
Auchen, before facing Zazy
Arbelo .
Working the count full,
Arbelo got the pitch he want-
ed and, 330 feet later, "the
score was 7-2 after the bases-
clearing blast.
"Wiggy pitched well," Hitt
said. "He just left one in the
middle of the plate to the best


hitter on the field.
"We ask our pitchers to
keep us in games and give us
a chance, which they've been
doing," he continued. "But
we're just lacking the ability
to make plays on offense, and
that makes our margin of
error very small."
The team will be right back
at it today, hosting Central
Florida Community College,
in their effort to make that
tightrope just a little bit
wider.


News-Sun photo by,
ED BALDRIDGE
Jamee Hawthorne drives for
two in the Lady Red Devils
49-44 win over DeSoto to
advance in the District 10-
4A tournament Tuesday
night.


FIVE
Continued from 1D
look of a morose basset hound?
And yet he went out and out-
performed star-in-the-making
Tony Romo-Simpson.
So bad was that outcome for
the Dallas star, that he dropped
the Simpson.
He then openly admitted he
didn't like playing in the cold,
setting up tundra-tested legend
Brett Favre for the deep freeze
in, well, the deep freeze "of
Green Bay.
But there he was again, out-
performing the more heralded
QB.
Now I'm waiting for the next
Manning commercial .where Eli
gets to give Peyton the reach-
around, swift-kick to rump.
And anyone that took notice
of the hits that Giant' running
back Brandon Jacobs was
dishing out to the Packer tack-


'I left for a while,
but I never really
left. This is my
school.'

ANDY BONJOKIAN
New Red Devil football coach
the past of the tradition, pride
and success of Avon Park
football.
"I am so excited and pre-
pared for what I'm about to
do," he ,said. "I left for a
while, but I never really left.
This is my school."


lers can't be envying any
Patriot that faces up to him.
The 260-pound battering ram
whose name more resembles
the captain of a Connecticut
high school tennis team let's
call him BrandRam or Jacobs'
Ladder or something from now
on could certainly wreak
havoc in the Pats defensive
backfield as well as control the
clock to keep Mr. Brady and his
potent offense off the field.
Theh again, the Giants lead
the league in sacks this year,
and,with Tommy boy still like-
ly not. fully 100-percent, you
can rest assured they'll be com-
ing after him.
And if everything falls just
right, the perfect season will
become one of the mightiest
falls in sports history.
Think Brady would then be
'dropping the Bundchen?
Probably not I'd just settle
for the mightiest fall.
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