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Publication Date: February 13, 2008
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Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927

Wednesday-Thursday, February 13-14, 2008 www.newssun.com Volume 89/Number 19 50 cents


Trust is


biggest


issue for


'county

Monday's second
goal-setting meeting
produces fourth goal
By MATT MURPHY
inatt.nmurphy@inewssun.com
LORIDA After hearing
the issues hashed out at
Monday's county goal-setting
meeting, the meeting's facili-
tator said the biggest issue
facing the board and county
staff is trust.
"The lack of trust is the
root problem in this whole
thing, and it's in both direc-
tions." said Tommy Todd,
Glades Electric chief execu-
tive officer/general manager.
"Trust and communication
come first. I don't know your
business, but my. board trusts
me to tell the truth, and if.I
don't, they'll fire me."
The meeting did, however,
give the commissioners an
opportunity to hash out issues
in a more laid-back setting,
and. the result was a stark
increase in the amount of
time spent debating the
issues.
"We've had more commu-
nication among the board
here today than we've had
over the past- year,"
Commissioner Andrew
Jackson said. "We don't com-
municate at our board meet-
ings, at least not from the
heart. We go along with what
the. motion is."
The extended communica-
tion among the board mem-
bers Monday dealt with two
already much-discussed
issues: The creation of four
See TRUST, page 7A


Charles Andrews, Fire Operations supervisor for Highlands County, turns
look at the brush fire off Henscratch Road Monday afternoon.,


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
around after getting an up close


330 acres go up in flames

By TREY CHRISTY
trev.chrisryNsOlnuw.isisun.coi
SEBRING After hours of diligent work, fire-
fighters from at least seven different departments
saved every house in the fire's path and contained it
to the east side of Henscratch Road.
The fire was called in at 12:30 p.m. Monday and
continued to burn into Tuesday, sending thick, black .
smoke into the sky visible for miles and consuming .
around 330 acres as of Tuesday evening. The fire was .
75 percent contained before Tuesday's rains moved in
to help the fire fighting effort.
Winds fueled the fire from its origin behind
Henscratch Road off of Grand Concourse and blew it
southwest into streets off of Rising R Road and
Country Lane.
Homes were a priority for the county fire services,
and it was apparent while they waged war against the *f
flames.
"Risk nothing to save nothing," said Charles
Andrews of Highlands County division of Fire News-S photo b TREY CHR
Services, allocating most of his forces to protect A helicopter was used to deliver water to the fin
structures. "That's my motto for this year." Monday, but Mother Nature brought a lot more
See FLAMES, page 7A Tuesday when heavy rains moved into the area.


ISTY
e on
help


Hall issues


challenge to


AP council

Wants city to make some
major spending adjustments
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY

AVON PARK George Hall minced
no words at Monday's city council meet-
ing.
"Amendment I will make us revolu-
tionize how we do city services," he
said. "If you voted for it, you voted for
change. Those changes will have to start
at the most local level.
"In my opinion, we have taxed and
assessed our people
enough, especially busi-
nesses. Before moving
ahead, we need to get
our spending under con-
trol."
Hall wants to consider
some major adjustments.
For example, revisiting Hall
two suggestions present- "We can't
ed last year for shutting "We can't
down both the city's say 'let's
emergency dispatch sys- wait and see'
tern and police depart-
ment, using sheriff's anymore"
services instead.
He has a similar suggestion to make
regarding the fire department.
"We have one of the best fire depart-
ments." he said. "We've invested in
good schooling and quality equipment.
If it was incorporated into the county
system, it could cover the whole end of
the county. It is one of the things we at
least have to look at." He added an alter-
native, to create a new position of public
safety officer who would oversee both
fire and law enforcement.
Another area where the city could
save money is in the department of
recreation, Hall said. He suggests the
city focus on providing and maintaining
parks, but to turn over active recreation
- for example staffed programs for
children to a private entity, like the
Boys and Girls Club, or the YMCA,

See HALL, page 7A


Commissioners wait on

Stewart to confirm Fisher


Crowning achievements


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING June Fisher
will wait another week
before she's confirmed as
Highlands County's
Community Services direc-
tor.
"This changes things for
the board," said
Jessica E. Lambert, 'I
communication exci
resources director
for Citrus County front
Board of County
Commissioners. proc
Citrus commis-
sioners, who. BAR]
learned of Fisher's STEV
job prospects in co\
Highlands County comm
through media
reports, were expecting to
receive her resignation
Tuesday at their 1 p.m. bi-
weekly meeting.
Fisher's confirmation was
tabled to allow Highlands
Commissioner Barbara
Stewart to interview her.


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Commissioners Don
Bates and Andrew Jackson
interviewed the director
candidate Monday morning
before the board's 10 a.m.
goals meeting in Lorida.
Fisher and housing direc-
tor candidate Mandy Hines
were at Lorida Community
Center, where the
vas remaining commis-
,ded sioners could talk
with them during
the breaks.
"It was my clear
"SS." understanding that
we would have
ARA interviews sched-
ART uled for each of us,"
nty Stewart said,
sioner explaining she was
surprised last week
to see Fisher's confirmation
on the agenda. "I was not
contacted."
At Monday's goals
retreat, she told the News-
Sun, "I was excluded from

See FISHER, page 7A


News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS
Sebring's Leeza Freeland (right) reacts to winning the crown
Monday evening as she is named Miss Highlands County 2008 at
the Highlands County Fair in Sebring. First runner-up was Logan
Palmer and second runner-up was Ashley Hoffner. Junior Miss
Highlands County fourth runner-up Shawnee Lester (above from
left); third runner-up Erin Hemler; second runner-up Kassie
Canevari; first runner-up Laura Arumugam; and the new Junior
Miss title was presented to Chelsea Qualls on Tuesday during a
rainy evening at the Highlands County Fair in Sebring. Inclement,
weather Tuesday closed the rides down, but fair attendees still
enjoyed the Junior Miss pageant.' More photos can be seen at
www.newssun.com.


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Man's body

pulled from

Lake Huntley

Cause of death still
under investigation
By TREY CHRISTY
tre t.christy V@lnewsstin.comil
LAKE PLACID A
man's body was pulled from
Lake Huntley late Sunday
evening, and EMS personnel
were unable to resuscitate
him.
The official cause of death
for Philemon White, 57, is
still under investigation by
the state medical examiner.
The Highlands County
Sheriff's Office received the
strange call, reporting an
empty trailer and truck at the
boat ramp, just before 6 p.m.
"A gentleman was out fish-
ing. brought his boat back to
the ramp, and there was a
truck and trailer there," said
Lt. Tim Lethbridge of
Investigations. "He called in
to us, and deputies began
looking to find if they could
find the owner of the truck."
The boat was discovered
floating 75 feet away from
the ramp as deputies started
to search the area.
The good Samaritan con-
tinued helping officers with
the search, which eventually
turned up White's body under
water near the boat ramp.
Deputies immediately per-
formed CPR and it was con-
tinued by Emergency Medical
Services Personnel, but it was
too late.
Lethbridge said he couldn't
estimate how long White may
have been under water, but
said his department was on
scene seven minutes after
receiving the call.
"We try and respond quick-
ly to all the calls we receive,"
he said. "We use emergency
equipment to help expedite,
but all calls are important
enough to respond promptly, '..

Fall off trailer

injures man
News-Sun
SEBRING A Sebring
man was listed in critical con-
dition Tuesday evening after
falling from a utility trailer as
it was being pulled behind a
1997 Ford F-150.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol reports,
Michael B. McCraken, 44,
was sitting on the edge of the
trailer as it was being pulled
northbound on Indian
Summer Trail through the
intersection of Rain Dance,
near Tanglewood.
FHP Lt. Joshua Zahller
reported that Richard E.
McCollum was driving the
truck pulling the trailer when
it swerved right to avoid a
drainage grate, which caused
McCraken to lose his balance
and fall from the trailer. He
struck the pavement with the
back of his head.
McCraken was airlifted to
Tampa General Hospital
where he was listed in critical
condition. Charges are pend-
ing.


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Sebring CRA seeks


marketing consultant


Courtesy photo
Patricia Hmura is sworn in as vice president of the Florida Junior/Community Colleges
Student Government Association earlier this month in St. Petersburg.

SFCC's Hmura elected as VP of sale


Student Government Association


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South Florida Community
College's Stpdent Government Association
officers traveled to the Hilton at Bayfront in
St. Petersburg from Feb. 7-10 to attend the
Florida Junior/Community Colleges Student
Government Association State Conference.
Patricia Hmura, the current SFCC SGA vice
president, was elected as the FJCCSGA vice
president. Hmura will take office on July 1
and will serve a one-year term. She was elect-
ed for her stance on improving school safety
and heightening communication between
schools and FJCCSGA districts. Hmura is a
second-year student at SFCC. She is an active
member of Phi Beta Lambda, the future busi-
ness leaders of America, and Phi Theta Kappa,
the international honor society of two-year
colleges.
FJCCSGA is comprised of 28 community
colleges and represents more than 1.1 million


community college students. SFCC students
Bobbie Bean, Chelsea Thorpe, Jacqui Avis,
Jean Gose, LaQueasha Adams, Dee Dee
Darceus, and SFCC Student Activities and
Recruitment coordinator David G. Michener,
also attended the conference along with 450
student government representatives from
other state colleges.
The conference provides SGA officers the
opportunity to improve leadership skills
through workshops and trust exercises as well
as a chance to make new contacts and network
with students who have similar concerns.
SFCC's SGA also received the Best of
Practice 3 Star Award for its meeting atten-
dance as well as its community service proj-
ects, including participation in local holiday
parades, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Snowfest, and an upcoming Hats On Day at
SFCC to benefit the Foundation for Children
with Cancer.


Fleeing clerk foils robbery attempt


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.coilm
SEBRING A lone man
attempted to rob the Citgo
station south of Sebring
Sunday, with no success.
The suspect, described as a
white male with a shaved or
EbAd head in his late 30's,
brandished ,a knife and
demanded money from the
clerk.
The clerk fled from the


store before handing over any
cash, and the man fled
through the other door, said
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office Lt. Tim Lethbridge
"He fled-from the scene on
foot, a K-9 track tracked him
for a period of time."
Lethbridge said. "It is a possi-
bility he got into a vehicle."
He would not comment if
there were any other witness-
es at the Citgo station at U.S.


27 and U.S. 98. saying the
investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information
on the attempted robbery is
asked to contact the
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office at 402-7200.


By MATT MURPHY
nmatt.murphy@ntewssu in.co(
SEBRING After some
confusion at its last meeting,
the Community
Redevelopment Agency will
advertise for a new marketing
consultant.
An advertisement soliciting
Requests for Qualifications
will be placed in both the
Tampa and Orlando niarkets
in an effort to find a consult-
ant who can assist the CRA in
marketing the downtown
area.
"It's an RFQ to market
downtown for both business
and developers," CRA
Executive Director Pete
Pollard said. "It's not neces-
sarily focusing on businesses,
more downtown as a whole."
A minimum of 21 days is
required for the ad, and
Pollard said he plans to adver-
tise "more than once."
The step is the latest in a
series taken to jump-start the
marketing of the downtown
area. The Downtown Council,
under the auspices of the
Greater Sebring Chamber of
Commerce, met on Jan. 30,
and there a new Marketing
Committee consisting of
downtown merchants was
formed.
The idea for a marketing
consultant was originally
brought before the CRA board
by Linda Kegley, owner of
LK Artworks Gallery, who
submitted a proposal featur-
ing ideas about how to market
the area.
From that discussion, the
board expressed a desire to
solicit ideas for marketing,
and voted to put out an ad to
that effect. However, that dis- .
cussion included the possibil-
ity of seeking Requests for
Proposals, which would be
advertised in a different way.
"We were genuinely con-
fused," Pollard told the board.


"You discussed it at length,
but there was no actual deci-
sion made. I didn't want to go
out and place an ad and find
out it isn't what you wanted."
Board member Kelly
Griffin said the board should
start with the RFQ and work
from there.
"Let's start with qualifica-
tions and see what type of
response we get," she said.
"Then we can weed it out and
see if we need to listen to pro-
posals from the applicants."
Pollard said he will word
the advertisement so that it
encourages applicants to pro-
vide suggestions specific to
downtown Sebring.
It will take around a month
to collect the responses and
present them to the board,
Pollard said.


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Revised tax codes put new scrutiny on tax preparers tmis year


If you use a paid tax preparer and
you have already visited your certi-
fied public accountant or tax prepar-
er in order to complete your 2007
tax return, you probably noticed that
your tax preparer asked a lot more
questions than last year. You may
have even wondered "whose side is
he (or she) on?" with some of the
more pointed questions.
Revised Internal Revenue Service
Circular 230, effective in September
2007, sets forth defined rules gov-
erning attorneys, certified public
accountants, enrolled agents,
enrolled actuaries, enrolled tax' pre-
parers, and other persons who pre-
pare federal tax returns and represent
clients before the IRS. The rules in
Circular 230 specify the require-
ments practitioners must adhere to
and their duties and provides for
more severe sanctions and penalties
for those practitioners that who fail
or refuse to comply.
A tax return preparer is any per-


son, including a partnership or cor-
poration, who, in return for compen-
sation, prepares or employs or
engages another to prepare all or a
substantial portion of any tax return
or claim for refund. While I encour-
age people to use the most knowl-
edgeable and reputable tax preparer
possible, a tax preparer (as defined
by Circular 230) does not have to
have any special training or expert-
ise; they only must meet the defini-
tion stated above. As a matter of
fact, many "fast tax ,preparation"
services utilize preparers often with
one week or less of formal training.
At a minimum a tax preparer must
do the following:
Manually sign the return
Furnish his identifying number
and address on the return
Provide a copy of the completed
return to the taxpayer
Retain a copy or record of the
prepared return


Retain
records on
employee-prepar-
ers
Exercise due
diligence in
determining eligi-
bility for the
Earned income
Tax credit
While the pri-
Talk mary purpose of
Bill Benton Circular 230
when originally
issued in 2005 was to reign in the
practice of writing tax opinions pri-
marily related to abusive tax shelter
strategies, the 2007 revision broad-
ens its scope to any position dr treat-
ment taken by a preparer on a feder-
al tax return. Prior to Circular 230,
a tax preparer only had to have a
"reasonable basis" for taking a posi-
tion on a tax return to avoid preparer
penalties under IRC 6694. Under
Revised Circular 230, a tax preparer


must believe that a position (or treat-
ment) will "more likely than not" be
sustained on its tax merits to escape
the IRC 6694 penalties.
Additionally, tax preparers that pre-
pare returns with a position (or treat-
ment) where this "more likely than
not" criteria has been utilized to jus-
tify a tax position are required to
disclose the position (or.treatment)
on Form 8275, which is attached to
the taxpayer's federal tax return.
Additionally, the procedural
requirements of Circular 230 require
tax preparers to utilize professional
skepticism in evaluating documenta-
tion provided by taxpayers in the
preparation of federal tax returns. It
is now the tax preparer's responsibil-
ity to ensure that the amounts report-
ed on the return are in accordance
with all IRS laws and procedures.
For example: A preparer deducts
automobile expenses on a taxpayer's
return but the preparer knows that
the taxpayer did not keep a mileage


log. This tax position would be sub-
ject to the preparer penalties under
IRC 6694 because the IRS would not
allow the deduction without full and
complete documentation; therefore,
the "more likely than not" criteria
had not been met.
The bottom line is that a tax pre-
parer still works for you and should
be your tax advocate in recommend-
ing tax positions., and tax strategies
for you. As a tax preparer, we are
not IRS auditors; however, you must
realize that it is our obligation to
accurately prepare your return and in
accordance with all IRS rules and
regulations. A tax preparer should
never subject you to negligence or
fraud penalties either knowingly or
unknowingly.
William R. Benton is a partner with
the certified public accounting firm,
The NCT Group CPA's LLP, located at
435 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. He
can be contacted at 385-1577.


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Editorial & Opinion


Death by kindness


Serving Highlands County since 1927
CLARISSA WILLIAMS ROMONA WASHINGTON


Publisher


SCOTT DRESSEL
Assistant Editor


Executive Editor

DAN HOEHNE
Sports Editor


Decision to table Fisher

confirmation both

smart and troubling

It was a tough decision for everybody involved, but
Highlands County commissioners were correct
Tuesday to table the confirmation of June Fisher to
the Community Services directorship.
Fisher need not worry as there was an apparent con-
sensus of four commissioners ready to give her the
thumbs up.
However, a fifth commissioner hadn't interviewed
Fisher before the 9 a.m. meeting and C. Guy Maxcy's
decision to withdraw his motion to confirm was a
noble gesture in an effort to present a unified board
on hiring the first of three senior directors that would
report directly to the county administrator.
Tuesday's decision was especially important for
three reasons'. First, the Community Services director
will play an important role in the restructuring of
county government. Second, it's a brand new position
that shouldn't be rushed into.
Finally, the board has already changed how it will
fill the final two directors for Public Safety and
Public Services, which means Fisher will be the first
and only director presented solely to the board under
the current system.
Hopefully, with Fisher's addition to county's staff
as another layer of management, the miscommunica-
tion that caused Tuesday's snafu will decrease.
Four of the five commissioners interviewed Fisher
prior to Tuesday's meeting. To what extent is not rel-
evant.
One commissioner didn't interview Fisher and said
she was ill-prepared to conduct an interview last-
minute when the opportunity was presented to her
Monday.
Whoever is "right" and whoever is "wrong" doesn't
matter.
Whether it's political, personality or scheduling
conflicts, our taxpayers deserve better than bumbling
management from staff or commissioners.
Fisher deserved an up or down vote Tuesday but
apparent miscommunication, or the lack thereof, pre-
cluded that.
It's no way to welcome a new employee of her cal-
iber.

A brush with fire avoided

by cleared away brush

Monday's fire in the area of Henscratch Road and
Grand Concourse is a perfect example of what dan-
gers we face in these drought burdened days.
Not only are fires more likely to start, vegetation is
so dry that once a fire begins, it is very difficult to put
out.
Unfortunately, because it is critical we save water
we have to honor restrictions and cannot water lawns,
bushes ,or trees simply to keep them hydrated and
more fire proof.
Instead we are going to have to be vigilant.
Long-term solutions, like planting drought resistant
landscaping are good, but clearing out dry brush can
make a big difference quickly. Especially around any
structures. Monday, homes were saved because of
cleared out perimeters.


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Firefighters did great
job protecting homes
Editor:-
Our neighborhood is just a
few miles from the fire (off
Henscratch Road), and we
were definitely concerned.
The wind direction steered it
away from us, thank the
Lord.
The hard work by our fire-
fighters, and any other fire-
fighters who showed up to
help, deserves a huge thank
you from each and every one
of us in this area.
Ray Schipani
Sebring

Dealership helps band
get start on funds
Editor:
The Sebring High School
Marching Band has been an
important part of this com-
munity for many years and is
currently enjoying a resur-
gence and has won some sig-
nificant awards in competi-
tions this school year: The
band is also attempting to
raise funds to purchase new
uniforms for the kids that
will cost around $40,000.
We are extremely grateful
to Alan Jay Chrysler Jeep
Kia for really stepping up to
the plate and giving us a
donation to help us toward
that goal. At a fundraiser for
the band Jan. 26, at the deal-
ership, Alan Jay donated all
of the food and allowed us to
keep the proceeds from the
food sales during their con-
cert featuring a Reba
McEntire impersonator and
an Elvis impersonator. A
large crowd showed up to
support the band kids and
everyone had a great time.
Due to Alan Jay's generos-
ity, we were able to raise
more than $1,100 and we
would like to thank all of the
Alan Jay staff and all of the
community that came for the
show for their investment in
our kids. We also want to
thank the other sponsors of
the event:'Nuvell, R.J.
Gators, Taylor Rental,
SunTrust, Wells Fargo, Mid-


Florida Bank and Air and
Electrical Services. Thank
you again Alan Jay and all
the other sponsors for caring
about the kids in this area. If
any other businesses in the
area would be interested in
'helping us reach our goal,
please contact us.
Colorado Paniagua
Sebring

The writer is Sebring High
School band director The letter
was also written on behalf of the
Sebring Band Boosters
Association.

Firefighters saved
part of business
Editor:
We have had fire so hot, so
big. it lit up Sebring the dark
night our business turned
into frantic fright to save the,
buildings that were not being
burnt up by this fierce fire.
The Sebring firefighters
risked life and limb to keep
the fire from spreading and
putting us out of business. If
it wasn't for the fine supervi-
sion of the brave men fight-
ing a very frightening fire,
our business would have
been completely destroyed.
We thank them from the bot-
tom of our hearts; words can-
not express our feelings and
we thank God for these
heroes.
We want to thank our
friends and customers who as
soon as they found out about
our loss came to our aid. You
never know what kind of real
friends you have until
tragedy strikes you full in
your face. My friends and
customers came out of the
woodwork to help us get our
business up and running
again. Our customers placed
orders to support us finan-
cially. The insurance is going
to take time to kick in, so we
really appreciate all the help
we can get. At least'we still
have our office and two
buildings to produce our
trusses. Thanks again to
Sebring Fire Department.
Kenneth Wacaster,-Keith
Wacaster and Ken Melvin
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1 tried. I really did. I
thought she looked really
hungry, but who knew it
would lead to this. Who knew
that feeding her Frosted
Shredded Wheats would kill
her. Why don't goldfish come
with manuals? And if you are
thinking, aren't they Frosted
Mini Wheats, then to soothe
your mind I will tell you the
answer is no. I can't afford
Kellog's Frosted Mini
Wheats. I buy the generic
Frosted Shredded Wheats that
come in the dog food-sized
bag.
I wonder if they package it
like dog food to lower your
self-esteem? As if you didn't
realize you were poor already,
here is the proof you are
eating your breakfast out of a
dog food bag.
Speaking of self-esteem, I
think Valentine's Day is sort
of the dog food bag of holi-
days. It really only makes
people feel good who should
already feel good. It's a big
congratulations to those who
have relationships and a nice
little kick to those who don't.
As if you didn't realize you
were lacking a significant
other, here is proof a big
holiday where all you have to
do is eat your breakfast out of
a dog food bag.
Do I sound bitter? I really
shouldn't. I am single, but I
am not bitter. Actually I near-
ly killed my last Valentine;
girls should come with manu-
als also. It happened very
innocently. I had really good
intentions. I thought she
looked really hungry. So I
decided to make a Valentine's
Day picnic.
I decided to cook the hard-
est things I knew how to
make: grilled cheese and
tomato soup. But I said to
myself, "Self. that isn't
enough. You should make
fudge!" So, I went to my
grandma who is not really my
grandma, but who I called
grandma, until I was old
enough to be aware that she
wasn't really my grandma.
But despite all that I went to
her and we made fudge.
The fudge-making went
quite well, actually. I made
regular fudge and peanut but-
ter fudge. I then cut them into
hearts of different sizes and
stacked them up to make


Dabbling
With Daniel
Daniel Bedell

fudge heart pyramids. And
that was the height of my
Valentine's Day love ... wow,
that was lame.
Anyway, I then went and
made the grilled cheese, got
the drinks, warmed the soup,
got the picnic basket, put in
the dishes and cutlery, and
washed and folded a red and
white checkered tablecloth. I
really went the distance!
I went and got my
Valentine and took her out to
a secluded lake and wowed
her with my spread. Of course
the first dish was the tomato
soup. I popped open the
Tupperware and gave her
some soup and then took
some for myself.
Now here is where con-
densed soup makers should
feel shame. Not only do they
put non-condensed soup right
next to condensed soup, but
that little "add one can of
water" sentence is so ridicu-
lously tiny anyone could miss
is.
And so we ate condensed
soup non-condensedly.
Disaster. It was like drinking
spaghetti .sauce. Not only did
it ruin the taste of the other
food but it proved I couldn't
cook and that I was an idiot!
That girl and I are no
longer together and I obvious-
ly must assume it was
because of that day and that
dang soup. Nice one Grandpa
Valentine guy, way to encour-
age me to go be nice to the
opposite sex! I never would
have done sometime wrong if
you hadn't existed to encour-
age me to be romantic on
Valentine's. Thanks a lot.
P.S. I am not really bitter. I
just feel bad about killing my
goldfish with generic break-
fast cereal.

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


Soak in the amazing kind of love


Murphy's
Law
Lindsey Murphy


It is almost
like the aisles
of Wal-Mart
are your per-
sonal, calen-
dar. You typi-
cally can tell
what the sea-
son is by just
meandering
through the
store. With
the red and


white streaming all around
and the overstuffed animals,
you could probably guess the
season that is at hand.
There is chocolate coming
out of every house and con-
versation heart bags on vari-
ous counters. The character
cupid is seen buzzing around
on the commercials that are
filled with red hearts. You
also see more advertisements
for flowers out these days as
well. With all of these good-
ies floating around us, we can
certainly say it is the season
for love to be in the air.
What makes this time of
year so unique and special? It
is the time of year that we tell
those who are involved in our
lives the words that are filled
with gratitude and thankful-
ness. Yet, these words should
not be withheld for just this
season. Nor should it be with-
held for just those who are
immediately around us.
Love is an action; it is a
choice. We choose each
morning what we are going to
wear and what we are going
to eat for breakfast. We can
choose even what color socks
we will wear. But, do we
choose each morning to love?
Even if you do wake up on


the wrong side of the bed,
you are able to make a con-
scious effort to love those
around you.
It is through the actions of
being patient, not being
proud, and even being kind
that shows the people around
us that we love them. It is
through watching your words
and taking time to meet their
individual needs. It is dis-
played when a person is truth-
ful and when they hope. It is
displayed when they are able
to endure hard circumstances.
Yet, for many of us this
sounds way too complex. It
sounds like it is a never-end-
ing battle. "It is too much for
us," we say with a shrug of
the shoulders. When we take
it from our own accord it
most certainly is too much to
bear. However, when we pull
from a source greater than us,
we are able to do such things.
For it is written, that God is
love. He is the never ending
well-spring. Not only is He
able to fill us up with this
love to give to others, but He
also loves us with a depth and
a passion that we cannot even
begin to describe.
So, whether you are mar-
ried or if you are single. If
you are young, if you are old,
or if you are somewhere in
between you can soak in
this amazing love. Know that
you are able to pull from this
source of unending love, to
fill your cup throughout the
days and the lifetime ahead.
At the same time, know that
you are loved so incredibly
much by the One who knit
you together in your mother's
womb.


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Scholarships available for new SFCC Educator

Preparation Institute students


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Scholarships are
now available for students new to
South Florida Community College's
Educator Preparation Institute this
spring.
Through EPI, individuals with
bachelor's degrees can become quali-
fied to work as primary or secondary
school teachers in Florida by attend-
ing an approximately one-year pro-
gram.
New EPI courses will begin in
March, April, and May.
These scholarships would pay 100
percent of the program's tuition and
fees, now through June 2008, regard-
less of financial need. Students will
also be reimbursed for the cost to reg-
ister for any of the required Florida
Teacher's Certification Exams.
This scholarship, however, will not
duplicate other grant or scholarship
funds a student may already receive
through Pell, private scholarships, or
Workforce Investment Act funds.
As in the past, textbooks are pro-
vided without cost to students through
a lending library arrangement.
The majority of EPI classes meet .8
a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, in the SFCC
University Center, Highlands


Campus. Several classes are taught
partially online. Each runs about five
weeks. Students are not required to
take classes consecutively and can
enter the program at the intervals
when new classes become available.
Classes focus on 'professional
teaching practices in such areas as
classroom management, instructional
strategies, integrating technology in
the classroom, reading instruction,
and learner diversity.
Students also complete two 15-hour
internships by observing and working
under the supervision of a teacher who
is compatible with the subject matter
and grade level they wish to teach.
This is followed by a teaching profi-
ciency evaluation in a K-12 classroom
setting to document achievement of
teaching competence.
Graduates of the EPI are eligible to
apply for professional teaching certifi-
cates from the Florida Department of
Education once they pass the FTCE
and meet all other state requirements.
Individuals who are interested in
applying to EPI or learning more
about the scholarship for new students
are encouraged to contact Colleen
Rafatti no later than March 15 at 784-
.7403.


Recognizing volunteers


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News-Sun photo by ROMONA WASHINGTON
Paul Devlin of Rebuilding Together presents certificates to some of the
Avon Park High School Junior ROTC cadets who have volunteered several
community service hours so far this school year. Cadets included (from
left next to Devlin) Destiny Lahodik, Brandon Brown, Rebecca Helms,
Jonathan Avalos and Eric Steed.

Collins, Berrong on Dean's List at Springfield


Special to the News-Sun
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -
Springfield College has named two
local residents to the dean's list for aca-
demic excellence for the fall 2007 term.
William Collins of Avon Park is a
fourth-year student majoring in human
*services.
Amy Berrong of Sebring is a third-
year student majoring in human servic-


es.
Founded in 1885, Springfield College
is world renowned as the Birthplace of
Basketball.
Offering 40 undergraduate 15 gradu-
ate major areas of study, the college edu-
cates leaders for the health sciences,
human and social services, sports and
movement studies, education, and the
arts and sciences.


Munro makes

Dean's List at

Gardner-Webb
Special to the News-Sun
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.
- Gardner-Webb University
has announced that Caitlin
Munro of Lake Placid, whose
major is Spanish, was among
a group of students to make
the Dean's List during fall
semester.
The purpose of the Dean's
List is to honor outstanding
college students for their aca-
demic achievements for hav-
ing a GPA of 3.7 or above.
Established in 1978, the
national Dean's List is a way
to recognize excellent aca-
demic achievement by col-
lege students.
The more than 200,000 stu-
dents on the nationwide
Dean's List represents moe
than 2,500 colleges and uni-
versities..
Located in Boiling Springs,
N.C., Gardner-Webb is home
to nearly 4,000 students from
39 states and 21 foreign
countries.


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Kowalski speaks at
garden club meeting
LAKE PLACID The
Garden Club of Lake Placid
will hold its next monthly
meeting today. The guest
speaker, Hank Kowalski,
author and Audubon Society
member, will present a pro-
gram "Living Treasures of.
the Florida Scrub Jay."
The club meets every sec-
ond Wednesday from
September through May. Call
Alice Stahr at 699-2981.

Broke and Pour Red
Hatters meet today
SEBRING The Broke
and Pour Red Hatters will
meet today at the Spring
Lake's Restaurant, 6126 U. S.
98 (Spring Lake Plaza) at
1:30 p.m.
New members welcomed.
Call Selma Sweeney, 382-
8508.

Widows, Widowers
meet today
SEBRING Widows and
Widowers will meet at 2 p.m.
today for dinner at Homer's
Smorgasbord.
Bring a white elephant
item for gift exchange. For
more details, call Armand
Langford at 385-6225.

Lunch Club Wednesday
meets today
SEBRING Doors open
at 11:30 a.m. today for Lunch
Club Wednesday, starting,
with a Business and Non
Profit "Showcase" for partic-
ipants to enjoy with informa-
tion and educational benefits.
The luncheon is at the
Sebring Elks Lodge and the
cost is $10 for lunch.
February is "Go Red" for
Heart Disease Month. Florida
Hospital Heartland Division
will be presenting Heart
Disease & Stroke Health
Issues concerning women.
The speaker is Deborah M.
Vaughn, a registered nurse.
LCW will also have more
than $1,000 worth of door
prizes that have been donated
for this month's luncheon.
Contact Diana Albritton,
381-8170, or visit www.lun
chclubwednesday.org on the
Web.

Horsemanship Day
Camps start this week
Horsemanship Day Camps
run over all school breaks
and can be set up for kids
visiting from other cities too!
The program offers chil-
dren ages 6-16 the opportuni-
ty to learn about horse
health, nutrition, conforma-
tion, breeds, English and
western riding.
Cost includes lunch,
snacks, drinks and all riding
equipment. All day camps


begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at
3:30 p.m. Special arrange-
ments can be made for
campers needing to be
dropped off early or picked
up late.
Camps may be broken
down into daily rates for
folks only able to attend a
couple of days.
Payment must be made in
full at least one week before
camp date to receive any dis-
counts.
For camp dates and prices,
contact Sarah Holton at 655-
1582; visit the Web at
www.orchidhillstables.com;
or e-mail orchidhill
stables@ hotmail.coin.

Fieeld Revue plays at
Henscratch Farms
LAKE PLACID The
Front Porch Fiddle Revue
featuring Lake Placid locals
Rex Regnier and Dick Taylor
will perform live at
Henscratch Farms Vineyard
& Winery from 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday in January.
Seating is available and no
admission.
Root Beer Floats are the
feature item in the ice cream
shop. For information, visit
www.henscratchfarms.com,
or call the winery at 699-
2060.

Highlandaires perform
at Sebring Civic Center
SEBRING The
Highlandaires will perform
classic hits of the big band
era and a few special
Valentine's Day selections


for listening and dancing at
the Sebring Civic Center
(next to the Little Theater on
Lake Jackson) from 7:30-
9:30 p.m. Thursday.
No refreshments will be
provided, but bring your
own.
Admission is $7. For resei-
vations, call 471-1086.

AP Lakes women have
Valentine's luncheon
AVON PARK The Avon
Park Lakes Association
Women's Group is having a
Valentine's luncheon for its
members and their spouses or
friends at noon Thursday.
Members please bring a cov-
ered dish to pass and a place
settings. There will be musi-
cal entertainment, prizes, etc.

Retired Educators/
Support Personnel
LAKE PLACID The
Highlands Retired Educators
will meet from 11 a.m. to I
p.m. Thursday at the
Heartland Education
Consortium, 1096 U.S. 27
North in Lake Placid.
The program, will be con-
ducted by Harriet Porter, who
will present information
regarding the Lake Placid
Murals. The lunch provided
will be $6.
All retired educators and
support personnel are wel-
come.
DAV meets Thursday
SEBRING Disabled
American Veterans (DAV)
Ridge Chapter 49 meets
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the


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American Legion Post, 528
N. Pine St.

Legion Post hosts
Valentine's celebration
SEBRING The
American Legion 74 in
'chbri g will hol i
Salc tinc',,, D a\ icbratioi
at Post on Thursday. Happy
hour is 4-6 p.m. Basket of
cheer drawing at 7 p.m. For
information, call 471-1448.

Sebring Village hosts
Valentine's dance
SEBRING Sebring
Village will host a
Valentine's Day dance from
7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday.
Music provided by Winston
James.
The dance will be in the
clubhouse, one mile behind
Wal-Mart off Schumacher
Road in Sebring.
The cost is $3.50 for mem-
bers and $5 for non-imelm-
bers.
Coffee and ice will be pro-
vided.
Call 386-0045 for more
information.

Blood mobile set up
SEBRING The blood
mobile will be at St.
Catherine's Catholic Church,
off Ridgewood Drive, from
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.;
Outback USA on U.S. 27 S.,
past U.S. 98, from 1:30-4
p.m. today
All blood donors will
receive a mini physical and a
T-shirt for donatiilg.


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FISHER
Continued from 1A
the process" and wasn't
informed the women would
be available Monday.
"I consider this position to
be as important as Mr. Helhns'
was for assistant administra-
tor," she said, noting Lorida
wasn't a proper venue for job
interviews.
The board unanimously
confirmed Hines.
"June and Mandy spent the
day with us yesterday and had
good conversations with the
commissioners," Chairman
Edgar Stokes said.
Human Resources staff
scheduled an 8 a.m. Tuesday
interview between Stewart
and Hines before the board
meeting.
Stewart said she declined
an offer from HR to arrive
even earlier to meet with
Fisher.
"I thought it was inappro-
priate to schedule an inter-
view last minute," she said.
Maxcy withdrew his
motion to confirm after dis-
cussion from the public and


TRUST
Continued from 1A
new director-level positions
and the county budget.
Commissioner Barbara
Stewart again expressed her
concerns about the county
reorganization plans Monday,
saying she still wasn't com-
fortable with the move
because she wasn't convinced
that it would improve coordi-
nation and communication
within county government.
-"I haven't seen anything to
say how this will improve the
delivery of services at all,"
she said. "Maybe there is
information, but none of that
has been presented to us. This
may be a good first step, but
it's an extremely expensive
good first step."
Stewart also expressed con-
cerns about County
Administrator Carl Cool's
lack of involvement in devel-
oping the reorganization plan.


among the board.
"Onc week is not too much
to ask," Highlands County
Homeowners Chairmani Jlack
Richic said.
It might be lor C'itrus
County commissioners.
Fisher's contract requires a
30-day notice, but her board
was ready to release her
immediately, she said.
Because the board hasn't
met since learning of Fisher's
departure Feb. 4, they haven't
had a public discussion.
Citrus Commissioner Gary
Bartell said Monday he sup-
ported immediate termination
if Fisher resigns to allow his
county to move forward.
Jackson signaled his sup-
port of Fisher, but suggested
the board withhold voting
"out of respect for a fellow
commissioner."
Stewart-explained her con-
cerns weren't personal toward
Fisher, for whom she had no
basis to vote yes or no.
"Ms. Fisher may be the per-
feet candidate for this job."
she said.
Commissioner Guy Maxcy
said Fisher and Hiines wouldI
compliment' each other as


Cool said he intentionally
stayed out of the process
because of his impending
retirement on May 3 1.
"I don't remember any of
this discussion when the orga-
nizational structure came to
the board for their approval."
Cool said. "Maybe no one
thought of it at that time. If
it's a concern, we'll address it
now. But I just think these
discussion items did take
place, there just wasn't a con-
cern addressed at that time.
"We want to do what the
board wants, and that's what
we're trying to accomplish.
We don't always understand
what the board, wants."
Commissioner Guy Maxcy
expressed his concerns about
budgetary impacts of the reor-
ganization, especially in light
of Amendment One's recent
passage. He said he was wait-
ing to see -what the state
Legislature would do before
making his final decision.
Cool said the money for the


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Community Services director-select June Fisher sits with
Human Resources Director John Minor before the Highlands
commissioners Tuesday during her confirmation hearing.
Fisher wants to step down from her role as Citrus County
administrator, taking a pay cut, to return to Highlands
County but her confirmation was delayed at least a week.


county Ilobbyists in
Tallahassee.
Bates said the Community
Services director is the
"'toughest position to fill of
the four director positions."
Assistant County
Administrator Rick Helms is


salaries and benefits of the
four new positions are already
in the county's budget, and
cuts were made in other
departments to balance the
budget.
It was the broader topic of
the budget that triggered the
next long discussion.
Jackson said he would like
the budget process to involve
a prioritization of needs
instead of an across-the-board
budget cut. Cool said the
process already works in a
similar way, with the first pri-
.ority being funding statutory
mandates.
"We really need guidance
from the board," Cool said.
"But the only guidance I get is
'make everybody happy and
cut taxes.' The budgeting
process is going to be very
tough this year."
The consensus from the
board was that they wanted
more data to justify budget
requests.
"I think the board wants a


director of Administrative
Services and the board still
has to interview directors for
Public Safety and Public
Services.
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little more 'why' than they
have in the past," Todd said.
Cool said he would work to
inform the commissioners as
to what budgetary mandates
exist, in the hopes that the
process would become clear-
er.
Besides updating the three
existing goals and adding new
action steps, the board devel-
oped a fourth goal of develop-
ing "a comprehensive plan in
writing to provide staff and
employees with training and
resource necessary to per-
form their tasks efficiently
and effectively."
The goal stemmed from
several issues expressed at the
board's Feb. 4 meeting.
including a lack of mid-level
management training and a
formal mentoring progr:nn.
All five commissioners
concurred with the goal
Monday.


HALL
Continued from 1A
which could use private
money to provide activities
instead.
Hall also pointed out that
the city's community center is
constantly in the red.
. He compared it to the
municipal airport, which for
years has lost money too. "We
got to the point where we had
to get it right or get rid of it,"
he said. "It is the same for the
community center if we
are going to keep it, we have
to make it run in the" black."
Hall emphasized that with
the passage of Amendment 1,
the city is running out of time.
"We can't say 'let's wait and
see' any more," he said.
iHe added that services that
are supposed to pay for them-
selves water, sewer and
garbage pick-up for example
- have to be reviewed to be
sure they really carry their
own weight.
"It is time for a long dis-
cussion," he said.
Mayor Sharon 3chuler,
responding to the ideas
Tuesday, commended Hall for
doing everything he could to
save the city money. She is
cautious about acting rashly
however, preferring city staff
to look into the suggestions.
"They are in the best position
to see where we can make
cuts," she said.
Brenda Gray has not made
any final decisions either.
She wants more time to con-
sider the implications. She
agrees that the city will have
to do something. "We're
squeezing our citizens," she
said. "We've already looked


into combining the police and
fire departments last year.
Maybe it is time 'to go for-
ward and look harder."
Aljoe Hinson's primary
concern is ensuring the city's
police department is not shut
down. "We need to have a
home-bound chief here," he
said. "I wouldn't want to see
the sheriff's office here."
Hinson, alone of the council
members, is not afraid about
the city's financial future. "I
think we will survive," he
said.
Joe Wright complimented
Hall for his bold ideas, but
has no illusions about bring-
ing needed change. "The city
will have to make changes,"
he said. "All kinds of
changes." .But he was con-
cerned that citizens aren't
ready for change.
"A centralized dispatch
system, personally I think is a
no-brainer. I advocated look-
ing hard at it last year, but the
idea was met with resistance
from city employees. For
championing it I got all kinds
of grief. My sense is people
are not ready to turn anything
over."
Wright thought the idea of
a public safety director over-
seeing a combined police and
fire department had merit, but
he wants to make sure that
would really save money. For
example, he wondered if
combining departments
would mean creating. more
sergeants and lieutenants.
He agreed with Hall that
utility services be looked at to
be sure they are' paying their
way. He added he wondered
why the fee for garbage col-
lection is cheaper in the coun-
ty, than it is in the city.


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FLAMES
Continued from 1A
Homes dotted the thick, dry
undergrowth of the highly
rural area, so Andrews used
units for reconnaissance early
on to estimate each individual
home's vulnerability.
Though the initial estimate
was 80 homes in the area,
Andrews said that was a little
high, citing the number of
homes immediately affected
to be around 25.
"To this point there have
been no structure or property
damage other than maybe a
fence, and no injuries," he
said Tuesday afternoon.
"Priorities always include our
personal safety."
There were no injuries to
civilians or fire personnel
during the blaze.
Other high priorities
include protecting personal
property and containing the
fire, he said.
Most homes in the area had
small buffer zones which
allowed firefighters to contain
flames at a safe distance.
Many residents were out-
side, garden hose in hand,


before they evacuated the area
as conditions worsened.
As the fire spread Monday,
Andrews ordered the closure
of Henscratch Road.
Twenty minutes passed
before it was shut down, just
before conditions on
Henscratch became severe.
"People are trying to get
back to their homes and I
don't want them there,"
Andrews. said, citing safety
reasons.
Scott Kirouac was at his
nursery, Big Sky Growers, as
the fire appeared on the east
side of Henscratch Road. He
was worried the fire might
jump the road and affect his
nursery, but showed faith in
the firefighters ability to hold
the line.
"They have a lot of equip-
ment out here," he said.
"They do a good job."
The fire was unable to con-
tinue past Henscratch road,
but as late as Tuesday the
wind carried small patches of
flame across the street into
the grass.
"I spotted a little where the
winery was," said Fire
Operations Supervisor James
Branca, but confirmed the


blaze was stopped at
Henscratch.
"This is their stopping
point: (the road) is a good fire
break right here," said Doug
Pugh of the Leisure Lakes
Fire department Monday as
he watched men hose down
small patches of grass on the
west side of Henscratch.
The forestry division used a
helicopter to dump water and
a plane to gather information
on the fire, further assisting
units on the ground.
"When you are on the
ground visibility is limited,"
Andrews said. "Smoke will
tell you a lot of things, like if
it's light or heavy fuel, but the
plane can give you a bird's-
eye view of the structures that
may be in danger."
Jody Williams was standing
at the intersection of Lake
Josephine Drive and
Henscratch Road watching
his former coworkers fight
the blaze.
"It's been at least three
years since I've seen a fire
like this," said the former
Firefighter with the Leisure
Lakes Fire Department.
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Obituaries


Josephine Bowman
Josephine B. Bowman, 83,
of Sebring died Feb. 10. 2008
at her residence. Born in
Halifax County, Va., she
moved to Sebring in 1954.
She retired from Wicks,
Brown. Williams & Company
CPA Firm after 30-plus.years
of service. She was a member
of First Presbyterian Church
of Sebring.
She is survived by daugh-
ters. Linda Everett and Etha
B itterman: son, Jim; 12
grandchildren, 14 great-
grandchildren and one great-
great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 5-7
p.m. today at Morris Funeral
Chapel, Sebring, with a
memorial service at 11 a.m.
Thursday at First Presbyterian
Church with the Revs. Darrell
Peer and William B. Everett
officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
al contributions may be made
to .Good Shepherd Hospice,
4418 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33872.

Rev. David Boykin
SThe Rev. David
Clyte Boykin, 71,
of Sebring died
Feb. 10, 2008, at
Good Shepherd Hospice,
Lakeland. Born in Smith


County, Miss., a veteran of
the U.S. Air Force. He retired
as pastor with the Assemblies
of God, pastoring churches in
Missouri, Alabama and
Florida. He attended First
Baptist Church.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 51 years, Mary Sue;
daughter, Billie Jo Morrison;
sons, Tiery J. and the Rev.
Mark D.; sisters, Bobbie
Hodges, Kathryn Bratvold,
and Gail Melandy; and four
grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m.
today at First Baptist Church,
Sebring, with Rev. Mark
Kulczycky and Dr. James
Henry officiating. Memorials
to Good Shepherd Hospice,
4418 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33872. Burial 2
p.m. Thursday at Florida
National Cemetery, Bushnell.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.

Janet C. DiStefano
Janet C. DiStefano, 75, of
Lake Placid died Feb. 9, 2008.
Born ih Steubenville, Ohio
she moved to Lake Placid in
2006. She did medical tran-
scriptions and attended First
Baptist Church of Placid
Lakes.
She is survived by her chil-


dren, Kathy Kline, Richard,
and Robert; brothers, Chuck
and Carter Honkonen; and six
grandchildren and five great-
grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be
12:30 p.m. Saturday at First
Baptist Church of Placid
Lakes with Pastors Darryl
George and Tim Huffman cel-
ebrating. The family suggest
donations be made in her
memory to First Baptist
Church 'of 'Placid Lakes
Building Fund. Arrangements
entrusted to Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.

Mabel Forbes
Mabel 0. Forbes, 97, of
Sebring died Feb. 11, 2008, in
Sebring. Born in Saegertown,
Pa., she lived at Maranatha
Manor in Sebring. She was a
Christian.
Survivors include her
daughter, Darla Forbes.
Visitation will be from
9:30-10 a.m., Friday, (Feb.
15) at Maranatha Baptist
Church in Sebring. A funeral
service will follow at 10 a.m.
at the church, with Pastor
Gerald Webber officiating.
Interment will be in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens in Avon
Park.
Arrangements are being
handled by the Dowden


City council approves League's action agenda


By MATT MURPHY
nai.mnurphy@newssun.comn
SEBRING The Highlands
County legislative delegation
will be asked to support a list
of issues affecting local gov-
ernment. thanks to a resolu-
tion approved by the Sebring
City Council Tuesday.
The council unanimously
approved a list of priority
issues as part of its consent
agenda, and copies of the res-
olution will be sent to the city
representatives in
Tallahassee.
This year's action agenda
was developed by the Florida
League, of Cities (FLC), a
Tallahassee-based lobbying
arm that represents 412


municipalities throughout the Authorizing the use of
state. It covers several differ- traffic light cameras.
ent categories, including 0 Enhancing and increas-
affordable housing, growth ing participation in state envi-
management, property tax ronmental permitting process-
reform, water management es.
and transportation, along with The issues were approved
other more specific issues, and adopted in November at
Some specific issues the the FLC Legislative
city is asking the state to sup- Conference in Orlando. Four
port include: legislative policy councils are
Reauthorizing affordable appointed and meet to discuss
housing trust funds, different issue areas, said
Providing cities with Allison Payne, FLC Manager
revenue sources to meet of Advocacy Programs and
financial demands. Federal Affairs, and their rec-
Enhancing city control ommendations are combined
over employee pension plans. into a legislative action agen-
Providing revenue da. That agenda is then put in
sources to fund local transZa- front of the FLC's full mem-
portation projects. h ,' bership.


Funeral Home, Sebring.

Roger Johnson
Roger Dale Johnson, 60, of
Avon Park died Feb. 9, 2008,
in Sebring. Born in Wauchula,
he had been a resident of
Avon Park since 2000, com-
ing from Wauchula. He was A
ranch worker.
Survivors include his wife,
Evelyn; son, Tracy Dale;
daughter, Angela Blocker;
brothers, Eugene and Charles;
sister, Debbie; and six grand-
children.
Visitation will be from 10-
11 a.m. Friday at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home in Avon
Park. A funeral service will
follow at 11 a.m. at the funer-
al home, with the Rev. Danny
Cook officiating.

Frances McDaniel
Frances Gochenour
McDaniel, 88 of Sebring died
Feb. 11, 2008 in Punta Gorda.
Born in Harrisonburg, Va.,
she was a member of Sebring
Church of the Brethren.
She 'is sur-
vived by her
JI:F husband,
'Arthur W.;
children, Sue
7~C assel
H a r o I d
McDaniel Gochenour,
McDaniel i
Gochenour, and Denise
Parrillo; and her step-chil-
dren, David McDaniel and
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Poff, Pauline Painter and
Kathleen Spitzer; 16 grand-
children and 40 great-grand-
children.
A celebration of her life
will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at
Sebring Church of the
Brethren. Memorials are
requested in her 'memory to
her church. Burial will be in
Woodstock, Va. at a later date.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring,- is in charge of
arrangements.

Cornell Moore
Cornell Moore, 82, of Lake
Placid died Feb. 7, 2008, in
Lake Placid. Born in Rova,
Ala. he had moved to Lake
Placid 50 years ago. He was
retired. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife,
Virginia; sons, Len, Jimmy
and Johnny; daughters,
Virginia, Teresa, Veronica and
Lula; sister, Estella Dukes; a
host of grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be
at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Oak
Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid
with the Rev. Moles of
Clewiston officiating.
Arrangements are being
handled by Wendell Williams
Funeral Home, Bartow.

Francis Regan
SFrancis C.
Regan, 83, of
Sebring died Feb.
8, 2008. Born in
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Carolyn G.; son, Patrick J.;
daughters, Elizabeth Rall and
Beth Spakmen; a sister,
Sherry Deehan; and several
grandchildren.
The family will receive
friends from 10-11 a.m. today
with a service to follow at 11
a.m. at First Baptist Church.
Burial will follow at Pinecrest
Cemetery.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.

Lorna Warren
Lorna W. Warren, 85, of
Sebring died Feb. 12, 2008, in
Sebring. Born in Healsville,
Australia, she moved to
Sebring in 2004. She was of
the Methodist faith.
She is survived by her
daughter, Sheila Hunnicutt;
son, Ted; sisters, Olive
Moncrieff and Leona Bell;
and three grandchildren.
Arrangements entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT

ANNEXATION ORDINANCE

Please take notice that Ordinance No. 1261 will be presented to the City Council
for adoption upon its second and final reading at the City Council chambers, 368
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on the 19th day of February, 2008,
at 6:30 p.m. The complete legal description by metes and bounds and a copy of
the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk. Any
person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The pro-
posed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING APPROXIMATELY 1.74
ACRES LYING IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO
THE CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA AND ESTABLISHING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


Pursuant to section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Council
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made
by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he
will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks on
February 6th, 2008 and again on February 13th, 2008.


J. Michael Swaine
Swaine, Harris & Sheehan, P.A.
427 South Commerce Ave.
Sebring, FL 33870
City Attorney


Kak1/
Kathy Haley, City Clerk
City of Sebring, Florida


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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3B


Celebrations


75 years of memories and love


By CHRISITOP IHER TUFFLEY
I ';', ; I l ' s. l .'SS ('( I
SEBRING Harold and
Corrine Walter have been
married longer than most peo-
ple have been alive 75
years.
Originally from
McKeysport, Pa., she was 19
and he was 24 when they
eloped on Feb. 11, 1933.
For an entire month neither
said a word to either set of
parents, until Harold found an
apartment where they could
live.
He went on to become a
policeman in New Castle, Pa.
and Youngstown, Ohio, and
then worked security for
Republic Steel before retiring
at age 67.
Corrine worked for years
as her church's secretary.
They had two children,
Harold Jr., 74, now retired
himself and a part-time
Florida resident after a career
as a tire engineer for Good
Year, and a younger daughter
Janet, 68, who lives in
Warren. Ohio.
The Walters met on a blind'
date. Neither remembers any
longer exactly when that was.
What becomes obvious
right away, however, is how
much they still love each
other.

Brianna Auble
Christina and Phillip Auble
of Sebring announce the birth
of a daughter, Brianna
Christine. at 8:39 p.m. on
Jan. 25, 2008, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Brianna weighed 6 pounds,
15 ounces and measured 19
inches in length..
Maternal grandparents are
Ben and Gail Ramos of
Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are
JDonna and John Shepherd
".fid Norton and Deb'bie Jo
Aubler-all of Akron, Ohio.

Anndi Davis-Deuth
Muriah and Michael
Davis-Deuth of Lake Placid
announce the birth of a
daughter, Anndi Jean, at 1:33
p.m. on Jan. 25, 2008, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Anndi weighed 7 pounds,
14 ounces and measured 19
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Thomas and Jean Deuth of
Lake Placid.
Paternal grandparents are
Andrew and Karen Davis of
Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Chloe Kowalski
Stacey Kowalski of
Sebring announces the birth
of a daughter, Chloe Lee, at
7:13 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2008, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Chloe weighed 7 pounds, 7
ounces and measured 20%2


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News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Harold and Corrine Walter celebrated their 75th wedding
- anniversary Monday, Feb. 11. Their friends at Crown Pointe
Assisted Living Community threw a small party for them
Friday to celebrate.


It shows in the way Harold
looks at his wife with a soft-
ening of his face, and in the
way she clings to his hand.
Her memory is muddy, and
she rarely speaks any more,
but Harold takes gentle care
of her.
Every day he takes her for




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Birth Announcements

inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is
Jeanne Stafford of Sebring.

Joshua Reed
Alifia Newsome and
Ernest Reed of Sebring
announce the birth of a son,
Joshua Malachi, at 8:27 a.m.
on Jan. 24, 2008, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Joshua weighed 9 pounds,
8 ounces and measured 20.5
inches in length.

Clarissa Reschke
Misti Smith and Heath
Reschke of Wauchula
announce the birth of a
daughter, Clariss Ann, at
12:23 p.m. on Feb. 8., 2008,
at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Clarissa weighed 8 pounds,
6 ounces and measured 20.5
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Debra and Michael Saunders.

Corinna Strong
Rachel Eads and Corey
Strong of Sebring announce
the birth of daughter, Corinna
Korrdina, at 7:20 a.m. on
Feb. 7, 2008, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center,


a walk.
They were avid dancers all
their lives, tapping their feet
and moving to just about any
kind of music.
At their anniversary cele-
bration Harold tenderly led
Corrine in a box step com-
plete with a twirl.

Sebring.
Corinna weighed 6 pounds.
10 ounces and 19 inches in
length.

Michael Theobald
Susan and Robert Theobald
of Sebring announce the birth
of a son, Michael Robert, at
7:50 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2008, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Michael weighed 8 pounds.
12 ounces and measured 22
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
William Stricklen of
Gladwin, Mich. and Suzanne
Nilsen of Hudson.
Paternal grandparents are
David and Beverly Theobald
of Walled Lake, Mich.

Keagan Tilton
Elizabeth Murray and
Brian Tilton announce the
birth of a son, Keagan
William, at 7:46 p.m. 6n Jan.
29, 2008, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Keagan weighed 7 pounds,
1 ounce and measured 21
inches in length.
Maternal! grandparents are
Timothy and Renea Murray
of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are
Kerry Tilton of Sebring and '
Joan Valley of Sebring.

William Treadwell
Claudette Dafinus and
William Treadwell announce
the birth of a son, William
Devon, at 10:03 p.m. on Feb.


News-Sun staff reports
AVON PARK History,
it's been said, is a record of
how man earns his bread and
butter.
And come Saturday, Feb.
23, the tale of how one local
family earned and is still
earning its "bread and
butter" will be told at the
.. annual ban-
quet of the
Historical
,. Soc-iety of
; Avon Park at
the Jacaranda
Hotel.
Wells That's when
Stanley Wells,
president of Wells Motor Co.
- now doing business as
Wells Chrysler Dodge will
serve as the program speaker,
talking about, "The First 77
Years of Wells Motor Co."
If you do the math, 77
years ago bring us back to
1931, in the heart of the
Great Depression. Herbert
Hoover was president and the


BANQUET DETAILS
What: Annual banquet of the
Historical Society of Avon
Park
When: Saturday, Feb 23.
Gather at 6 p.m., meal at
6:30.
Where: The Hotel Jacaranda
Program: Stanley Wells:
"The first 77 Years of Wplls
Motor Co."
Also: Showings of "Avon
Park: From Founding to
Freeze," review of 2007, pre-
view of 2008 and election of
board members
Tickets: $25 per person,.
available at the Jacaranda
and the Depot Museum.
Info: Call 453-3583 or 453-
3525.

country faced an unemploy-
ment rate of more than 16
percent. Businesses were
failing, yet in Avon Park, a
business was born, a business
that is alive and well today.
I low did all that happen?
Wells will share that story on


Feb. 23. What else was going
on in Avon Park in 1931?
Headlines from newspapers
on file at the Depot Museum
offer a glimpse of life in
those days. Here's a sam-
pling:
Highlands Hammock
State Park officially dedicat-
ed and opened to the public.
Largest class in Avon
Park High School history
graduates: 28 students.
Man gets 30 (lays in jail'
for stealing two chickens.
Mayor suggests city
offer free lots to prospective
home builders.
Frozen tangerine juice
found to be a pleasing prod-
uct.
Businessman arrested
for failure to close on
Sunday.
Mayor removes Sunday
closing to allow gas sale.
Church of the Nazarene
celebrates fifth anniversary.
Samuel Kipp catches I I-
pound bass in Lake Verona.


Colman-Belcher
Ashley Belcher and Matthew Colman were
married on Jan. 12, 2008, at First Baptist
Church in Avon Park with Dr. Vernon
Harkey and Father Bill Yates officiating.
The bride, a resident of Avon Park, is the
daughter of Mike and Beth Rihner of Avon
Park and
Gene and
Marlene
Belcher of
Clarksville,
J J-V Ohio.
SThe
groom, also a
resident of
Avon Park, is the son of David and Vicki
Colman of Avon Park.
The bride is a registered nurse with
Florida Hospital Lake Placid. She received a
bachelor's of science degree in nursing from
the University of.Central Florida and bache-
lor's of science in health education from the
University of Florida.
The groom is a math teacher at Avon Park
High School. He received a bachelor's of
science degree from the University of
Florida.


Paul Corcoran
Army Pvt. Paul M. Corcoran
has graduated from basic com-
bat training at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history, tradi-
tion and core values, physical
fitness, and received instruc-
tion and practice in basic com-
bat skills, military weapons,

5, 2008 at Highlands
Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.
William weighed 8 pounds,
3 ounces and measured 19/
inches in length.

Latiny Turner Jr.
Monica Bellamy and
Latiny Turner of Sebring
announce the birth of a son,
Latiny Jr., at 9:10 p.m. on
Jan. 26, 2008, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Latiny weighed 7 pounds.
2 ounces and measured 212.
inches in length.


Courtesy photo
Ashley and Matt Colman walk down the aisle
after being married Jan. 12k.


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marching, rifle marksmanship,
armed and unarmed combat,
map reading, field tactics, mili-
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system, basic first aid, foot
marches, and field training
exercises.
He is the son of Mike and
Lyn Corcoran of Sebring.
The private is a 2005 gradu-
ate of Sebring High School.


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4B Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Health & Nutrition


Put out prickly heat's fire


Question: First things
first. You're a doll, even
when vou wore the glasses.
Second, I'm surprised the
American Medical
Association hasn't tried to
get your column nixed.
You're so brilliant and you
write so well, pretty much in
the modern vernacular.
My question: Are prickly
heat and flushing one and the
same? Sometimes it feels
like fire ants are biting me
all over my thighs, buttocks,
stomach, chest, arms, scalp -
everywhere! I've suffered for
years: no one has been able
to help me'. If anyone on the
planet knows the answer, it is
you.
M.C., Dunnellon

Answer: You've been
reading my column a long
time! Those lovely specs
were just a prop I used nine
years ago at my first photo
shoot. I needed to look sig-
nificantly wiser for my age
and the glasses helped.
Papers continue to print my
column today because I pres-
ent the facts about medica-
tions and offer sensible
advice regarding natural sup-
plements that might offer
health beyond the AMA.
Now, about that prickly
heat. It's not the same thing
as flushing, which results
when tiny blood vessels
dilate. Think embarrassing
moment, or hot flash. With


prickly heat, the attacks
occur when sweat gets
trapped in the ducts under
your skin. Newborns get it
when they are over bundled.
The blisters, the itching,
burning and prickling occur
most frequently in hot humid
weather. Living in Florida,
you are just asking for trou-
ble. Wear loose cotton
clothes. Don't ever leave
home in spandex, and get
used to carrying a little spray
bottle to mist yourself with
cool water. If you get an
attack, apply cold towels to
your skin, and take a bath in
some oatmeal (Aveeno) with
half a cup of baking soda.
Avoid clogging your pores
with oil-based lotions,
although a little hydrocorti-
sone is fine.
Antihistamines like
Claritin (loratadine) may
help. But to cure it, you have
to realize that prickly heat is
considered an inflammatory
disorder. It reflects a weak
immune system. Take anti-
inflammatory and immune-
balancing supplements to put
out the 'fire' in your body.
You can do this by eating
less animal protein and more
pineapple. It contains brome-
lain (also sold as a supple-
ment), which reduces inflam-
mation. Drink a cup of 100
percent red grape juice every
day. Sprinkle turmeric spice
on your food. Take vitamin C
(about 250mg twice daily)


DearRPharmacist
Suzy Cohen

and fish oils (1000mg with
each meal). Take nature's
antihistamine quercetin,
about 250mg three times a
day, or eat apples, which are
a good source of quercetin.
This may sound very unap-
pealing since you get blister-
ing rashes, but stinging nettle
herb can help. This natural
diuretic clears the body of
acidic toxins such as uric
acid, making it infinitely
helpful for chronic skin con-
ditions, as well as gout and
prostate enlargement symp-
toms. Drink nettle tea twice
daily or supplement. Ask
your doctor if these recom-
mendations are right for you,
some of them thin the blood
or interact with medications.

Did you know?
A study in the British
Medical Journal found that
drinking soda pop increases
your risk for gout attacks.

This information is not intended
to treat, cure or diagnose your
condition. Suzy Cohen is the
author of 'The 24-Hour
Pharmacist.' For more informa-
tion, visit www.DearPharmacist.
colm.


Medical Hill Block Party
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News-Sun photo by VICKIE JONES
Highlands Regional Medical Center hosted a Medical Hill Block Party recently featuring
the HRMC Rehabilitation Center and Drs. Richard Bobe, Patricio Rosa and Tahir
Chaudhri. Several in the community turned out for the good food and opportunity to
get to know the doctors and their staff.


Health Snapshots


American Red Cross
offers classes
SEBRING The
American Red Cross will
offer First
Aid/Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation/Automated
External Defibrillator with
Infant/Child AED from 8:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday"as
a Health & Safety Course.
Also offered at the center,
106 Medical Center Ave.,
will be a Disaster Action
Team course from 6-10 p.m.
Friday.

Elder Helpline offers
support for caregivers
The Elder Helpline pro-
vides information for older'
adults and their caregivers by
helping callers make
informed decisions about
available assistance.
It is the starting point in
getting connected with pro-
grams or services that can
meet the needs of the older


adult or caregiver.
For more information, call
(800) 96Elder or (800) 963-
5337 or visit www.Aging
Florida.com.

Telephones for people
with a hearing or
speech loss available
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 dis-
tribute amplified telephones
to Florida residents who have
a hearing or speech loss.
Hearing Impaired Persons
is a regional distribution cen-
ter for Florida
Telecommunications Relay
Inc., a non-profit organiza-
tion that distributes special-
ized telephone equipment at
no cost to permanent resi-
dents of Florida who have a
hearing or speech loss. Call
(941) 743..8347.


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Physician Dennis R. Bassetti
was recently awarded board certification in
sleep medicine by the American Board of
Internal Medicine. He also holds board certifi-
cations in internal medicine, pulmonary dis-
eases, and critical care medicine, which places
him among a select group of physicians in the
United States, who are quadruple-board certi-
fied.
Bassetti has resided in Highlands County.
since 1985 and now practices with Drs. Philip
W. Wong and Luis A. Duharte. He served as
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center's
chief of staff in 1999, 2003 and 2006.


Bassetti received his medical degree from
St. Georges University School of Medicine in
Grenada, West Indies. He completed his resi-
dency and fellowship training in internal med-
icine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care
medicine at Coney Island Hospital in
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bassetti's practice, Heartland Pulmonary
and Critical Care Specialists, is limited'to the
diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary dis-
eases, sleep disorders, and diseases of critical
illnesses admitted to Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center; The practice is at
4409 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Suite E in Sebring.


Secrets to good health can be found in your home


There are many health
items that you will.find
available if you go to your
computer and look under
"natural health items or prod-
ucts." It is amazing how
important they can be. The
usual approach is to seek
health information with
just the name of the item. As
an example, look up "heart
problems" and you will get a
whole host of drugs primari-
ly.
L-Carnitine is a good
example. It treats the body in
many ways like energy need-
ed, improvement of the car-
diac function, before or after
a heart attack, improved the
function of the heart by stabi-
lizing the rhythm. Other risk
factors of the heart are obesi-
ty, family history, hyperten-
sion, and diabetes.
Elderly people need more
protein by up to 50
percent. Tuna, milk. cooked
lentils, low fat yogurt are all
good examples. It is impor-
tant to try to eat with some-
one so you eat better. Taking
multiple medications and eat-
ing too quickly can be disas-
ters too. Caffeine disrupts the
immune system and can






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cause
heart
problems.
Green
tea fights
disease.
Dark
green
leafy veg-
gies may
help ward
off macu-
lar degen-
eration.
There .is
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substitutes, not the mixture
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minerals that minimizes the
sodium content and tastes
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with anticoagulants ingested
should not take Vitamin E
since it can cause excessive
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Eating out has become a
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self and a mate or friend to a
slow enjoyable meal a bit
more often. Choose wisely
with a service that responds
well to your needs. If you are
limited in certain types of
foods, ask the server to check
with the kitchen and do so
sincerely. If there is little
response to your needs,
politely leave and go on to
the next restaurant, knowing
they will be pleased to serve
you.
Food, like good music, is a
neccessity of life, and the
pleasures you get will serve
you well. Minimize the fried-
overcooked foods. Slow
down on overdressings, stuff-
ings, along with an uncom-
fortable setting in the place.
Just know you wish to be
treated as the server or owner
and you are paying good
money for the food and serv-
ice.

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consultant and educator and
medical products distributor He
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This information is not intended
to treat, cure or diagnose your
condition.


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Clubs & Organiations



Boy Scouts hold Rendezvous.


at Hardee Lakes County Park' :


Special to the Neiws-Sun
ZOLFO SPRINGS The Calusa
District Boy Scouts recently
enjoyed a successful, fun-filled
weekend at Hardee Lakes County
Park, northwest of Wauchula. Feb. 2
was the most notable day.
The Adventure Crew members
helped the adult Scouters with the
program.
The Boy Scouts did competitive
events in the morning, and games
and the dutch oven cooking compe-
tition in the afternoon.
The Cub Scouts did games, crafts,
and other learning activities all day.
In the evening there was a fantas-
tic campfire program with music,
lights, and sound effects. At the
campfire there were skits, a Weblos
crossover event, and an Order of the
Arrow tap-out.
More than 200 boys attended the
Rendzvous.


There were first-, second-, and
third-place ribbons for each of the
competitive events. Some of the
first place winners are:
. Overall troop competition -
Troop 813
Overall patrol competition -
Rattlesnake patrol Troop 808
Dutch oven cooking Pirate
patrol Troop 847
Gateway Troop 813
Patrol flag Rattlesnake
patrol Troop 808
There were some Scout units
from other districts attending. There
were also some adult Scouters there
from other districts, helping with
the program.
Members of the International
Dutch Oven Society volunteered
their time and expertise to judge the
dutch oven cooking competition.


Courtesy photo
One of the troops prepare their entry in the Dutch oven cooking competition during the Peace River Calusa
District Boy Scout Rendzevous earlier this month.


Clubs Snapshots


Garden Club
of Sebring
SEBRING The Garden
Club of Sebring held its
January meeting at the
Sebring Civic Center. The
program was on water con-
servation. Corine Burgess,
natural resources specialist
for the Highlands Soil and
Water Conservation, gave an
interesting talk about water
gardens and the use of the
rain barrel to conserve water.
There are lots of ways to
conserve water in your gar-
dens.
A rain barrel had been
painted by Anita Bargar, Pat
LeFiles and Lucy Wheeler.
This rain barrel was on dis-
play at the meeting. This rain
barrel was raffled off at the
club's plant sale being held at
the Roaring '20s Festival on
Feb:'9. Another rain barrel
will be painted by members
at the next meeting and will
be raffled off to the members.
The January meeting was
also guest month with eight
guests present. Everyone
enjoyed a nice lunch that was
furnished by the members.
Gloria Frances, hostess, dec-
orated the food tables with
nice arrangements of orchids
while Sandy Smith made
unique table decorations for
the members to enjoy.
Anita Bargar, president,
began the business meeting
by welcoming all guests and
members. She introduced the
current board members -
Lucy Wheeler, first vice pres-
ident; Gloria Frances, second
vice president; Betty
McCleary, treasurer; and Pat
LeFiles, secretary. George
and Sandy Smith, chairmen
of the plant sale, showed
members how to mark and
price their plants for the sale.
George demonstrated the
right way to groom plants.
Members brought plants to
sell to the members and
guests.
The next meeting will be
Monday, Feb. 25, at the
Sebring Civic Center. All
members will be painting a
rain barrel along with doing a
"Baby Shower" for


Highlands' Safe House,
which is in need of baby
items. Members are to bring
an unwrapped baby item.
These will be presented to
the organization by Pat
LeFiles.

Sebring Optimist Club
SEBRING Congratula-
tions to Dr. Norman Stephens
on his new four-year con-
tract. His service to South
Florida Community College
and the community is an
excellent indication of his
merits.
Ditto to the Toby the
Clown Foundation and its
new graduates, also to the
new Junior Joeys. They are a
superb addition to the great
group of young and older
clowns who provide a great
service to young and old
alike in Highlands and sur-
rounding counties.
Congratulations to the
Avon Park wrestlers, who in
their second year of competi-
tion, go to the state finals
with four district champions.
This is a tough sport requir-
ing tremendous discipline
and stamina.
The wifiner has not been
announced yet for the annual
Optimist Essay contest. The
annual Optimist Oratorical
contest is under way. Contact
Gabriel Read at 453-2859 for
details. The topic this year:
"Why Me, Why Not?"

TOPS FL 99
SEBRING Due to
leader Karen Crawford being
out with health problems, co-
leader Carolyn Gunthorp
called the meeting to order.
Everyone recited the Tops
Pledge and then Lois
Gibbons lead us in song.
A dollar was presented to
JoAnn Coats for keeping last
week's weight loss off, plus
winning both the Red Box
and the Pound Package. The
Best Loser for the week was
Carol Bower, who also
unwrapped another layer off
the attendance gift.
Several members attended
classes on diabetes following
a visit from David George of
the Highlands County Health


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sun publishes
announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays on
the Celebrations page.
Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a
self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-
Sun.
The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for pub-
lication in the following Wednesday's paper.
Submit items to the News-Sun from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays;
fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to edtior@newssun.com; or mail to
Lifestyle Editor, News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.
For information, call 385-6155, ext. 516.


Department. The evening
program was presented by
Tina Murray focused on Best
Loser Books and Tapes. The
Best Loser Program that so
many TV viewers are watch-
ing enchances the need for
exercise with proper diet to
loss weight to improve your
personal health.
Everyone has been taught
about the pyramid of food
values plus eight glasses of
water daily. In addition,
everyone is learning that
smaller meals, with more
fibre will result in more
weight loss.
Murray also demonstrated
a group of exercises that can
help enhance health and
weight loss without exhaust-
ing one's self. Tops is dedi-
cated to helping members
find ways to lose excess
weight and improve your
health. Stop into one of the
meetings any Tuesday from
6-7 p.m. at Atonement
Lutheran Church (behind
Publix) at 1744 S.E.
Lakeview Drive. For addi-
tional information or answers
to any questions about Tops,
call June Scherlacher at 382-
2836.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING Tops FL 487
welcomed guest speaker
Hugo Pereira, a retired phar-
macist, to speak on "Meds:
Generic or Name Brand." It"
was a very interesting and
informative program.
The meeting was called to
order with the 19 Tops and 4
Kops giving the pledges. The
chapter welcomed new mem-
bers: Joan Faria and Lillian
Orton to the meeting.
Roll call was very good
with a net loss of 25.50
pounds. Best Loser was the


Weight Recorder with a 3.50
pound loss. Last week's Best
L.oser. Rose l.itlc. lost this
\\eek and recei ced the four
25-cent coupons. The Weight
Recorder's report for January
had the chapter with a net
loss of 34.50 pounds.
*Division winners for January
are: Division 3 Ann Marvin
with an 8.50 pound loss;
Division 4 Connie Webb
with a 4.75 pound loss:
Division 5 Shirley Hickling
with an 11.50 pound loss. All
winners received a charm.
Oh-Ohs for the week are:
Salt. cookies, candy and por-
tion control.
The 25-cent contest had 15
winners at 40 cents each.
Marge Kingston woei $2.10 in
the 10-cent contest. The
attendance box was
unwrapped by Linda Harrell
but found another wrapper.
The Mystery Gift was
returned and is now with
Carolyn Patterson with three
weeks more to win the gift.
The "Pals for a Healthy
Heart" contest standings are:
First place, Rose Little.
Speedy Hibma and Kops
Marge Kingston with 14
points: and second place,
Nancy LaJara, Ann Marvin
and Kops Alice Bowen with
11 points. There is a tie for
the third place team of
Sharon Geahlen, Shirley
Hickling and K6ps Alice
Bowen; and the team of
LaRue Shaffer, Pat Woods,
Kops Marge Jobin with 6
points each.
'For information, call 382-
7716 or 385-3155.

TOPS FL 632
SEBRING The Tops
Club meets every Monday at
First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine. Weigh-in begins at


2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:20
p.m., and the meeting begins
at 3:30 p.m. for approximate-
ly one hour. For more infor-
mation, contact Judy O'Boyle
at 699-2986.
Vice leader Dorothy Van
Howe called the meeting to
order. Members recited the
salute to the flag and Kops
and Tops pledges were said.
Karen Goodwin called the
roll. There were 52 members,
one returning member Sue
Otteson and one visitor,
Debby Walker, present this
week. Weight losses were
great and it more than made
up for the dismal showing
last week. There was a tie for
Best Loser, and the honors
went to Pat Stark and Ethel
Emmanuel.
A new name was called for
the travel gift, Pauline
Pfleiderer., Lil McNeeley
took a wrapper off the mys-
tery gift and Linda Beaulieu
won the three-gift raffle.
"Yes Yeses" for the follow-
ing week are to eat strawber-
ries three times, asparagus
twice and a no-no was cho-
sen white potatoes.
After a short business
meeting, Lil McNeeley pre-
sented the program entitled,
"Write It Down." She talked
about the menu sheets that
are now being used and


Dorothy passed out copies to
all attendees. The program
centered on the fact that
members need to weigh and
measure every bite of food
put into their mouths and
write it down. It is only in
this way that they can keep
control of their calories. She
compared various measures
of food to common items all
are familiar with and she
stressed eating a maximum of
1,200 calories each day.

TOPS FL 733
SEBRING Tops met at
Highlands Ridge on Feb. 8.
The meeting was called to
order at 8 a.m. by leader
Carol Mitchell. The Pledge of
Allegiance and Tops pledge
were recited. Thirty-three
members weighed in result-
ing in a net loss of 27 pI'Iunrld
for the week.
Our best loser for the week
was Carol Bailey with a loss
of 3/ pounds.
The secretary's report was
given and approved. The
partner's contest continues.
Members were encouraged
to set realistic, specific,
short-term goals. The club
welcomed new member
Cathy Daulby to the club.
For a free visit or to join,
call 385-'8723 or 471-2193.


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SEBRING The annual
meeting of the Sebring
Friends of the Library was
Feb. 4 at the Tea.Room at
Lake Sebring. A lovely lunch
was enjoyed by a large atten.-
dance of members. Dottee
Cohen, president, presided
over the meeting where min-
utes were read and reports
given.
The Nominating
Committee headed by Juanita
Roberts gave its report by
Annette Littell in Roberts'
absence and the two new
members of the board were
voted upon and welcomed to
the board for the next three


years. These two members are
Kathy Acker and Joy Belcher.
The Glad Hatters of the
Highlands Little Theatre
entertained with singing,
dancing and funny skits. It
was enjoyed by all.
After door prizes were
awarded, the meeting was
adjourned.
For the month of February,
love is in the air at the book-
store on East Center Street
where a half-price Valentine
sale is on any book with the
words "love" or "romance" or
a pink sticker' found some-
where on the covers of the
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Groovy event raises $4,000 for charity


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Board of Realtors
held a '60s-'70s dance-a-thon
in January to benefit the
Humane Society of H-lighlands
County and the Lake Placid
Miracle League. The event
was attended by more than
260 people: most dressed in
clothing from the era, and
was stated to be "totally far
out."
"The Realtors really pulled
together to make this event a
huge success" proclaimed
Leslie Godleski, chief execu-
tive officer for the Lake
Placid Board of Realtors.
"The participants had a lot of
fun, won great prizes and
helped to raise over $4,000
for two worthy local organi-
zations."
Between musical sets per-
formed by the L & L Band,
drawings and live auctions
were conducted by profes-
sional auctioneer John Pavlik,
who volunteered his time and
talent for the evening. The
grand prize a 42-inch flat
panel television, donated by
Badcock Home Furnishings
- was won by Sherri
Hutchins of Lake Placid.
Cash prizes donated were
awarded for the most colorful
and creative costumes and for
best dancers. Platters of food
were donated by Beef
O'Brady's, Chef Buddy's
Deli. A Creative Chef, Golden
Corral, Hartzell's Market, the
Heron Garden, Peppercorns
and Sweetbay Supermarket,
and the American Legion pro-
vided a popcorn machine for
the evening.
Auction items included
everything from homemade
apple pies. baked by Realtor
Tve Fiv. to a P-lf package
that included lodging. Other
prizes and contributions were
made by: Allan Dixon
AllState Insurance, the
Blueberry Patch, CS Edwards
Realty, Charlie's Steak and
Seafood, Chicane's restau-
rant,. Countrywide Home
Loans, Exact Title Services,


Courtesy photo
Auctioneer/Master of Ceremonies John Pavlik, with emcee
Bill Shrewsbury, event chairman Sue Clark and Highlands
County Sheriff Susan Benton.


Courtesy photo
Leslie Godleski (left) presents check to Huinane Society
president Barbara Shrewsbury and smiling shelter resident
'Sheba.'


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Placid, the Foliage Tower,
Glisson's Animal Supply,
Goodness Gracious Gifts,
Graphic Impressions,
Greenscape Nursery,
Heartland National Bank,
Highlands Independent Bank,
Highlands Today, Holiday Inn
Express, Home & Office
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Yianni's Prime Choice
Steakhouse.
Godleski recently present-
ed a check for $2,050 to
Humane Society president
Barbara Shrewsbury while at
the Lake Placid Country Fair.
Humane Society pup "Sheba"
gave a big smile to Godleski
for the donation. Sheba was
recently rescued from Animal
Control and is currently wait-
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Friends & Neighbors


SEBRING RECREATION CLUB
Chapman Chamberlin
SEBRING Dolly
Trevelyan opened this tourna-
ment with a few words about
The Palms and home care
they offer. The Palms offers
much more in the line of serv-
ice than most know. The
Palms also care about the peo-
ple around them and spon-
sored this past tournament.
There were 92 players from
the central district who com-
peted in the first with 32
armatures competing in the
second one. Larry Brown
commended John Bushee for
all he does for shuffleboard in
Sebring and near by. Judy
Holloway and Margaret White
competed in the pro am and
did an outstanding job. They
went almost all the way
before they were able to be
beaten and then only by the
team that finished first overall
the next day.
Lorraine Pollock was tour-
nament director for both of
these tournaments and how
smooth both were run. A word
of thanks to Lorraine for a job
well done. A well done and
thank you to all the ladies for
a great lunch for both days.
Flying brings Charles and
Floyann Fry to our club. The
best time of day to fly is
morning or evening and we
shuffle in the afternoon so
they can do both and be mem-
bers with us. We are very
happy that Charles likes to fly


so we have two new members.
John's world-class ice
cream shuffle had 11 3/4
courts after all the shuffling
this past week. You are known
for being hospitable to all that
attend a club function.
If you have not visited, stop
by for a calendar and see what
we offer. While talking shuf-
fleboard, it would be nice if
someone refurbished the 30
36-tournament block carries.
Repair as needed, repaint and
renumber all 36 carriers. If
this is not done, the'club may
have to get more at an
expense we do not need in the
next couple of years. If you
are willing, see John Bushee.
We have every day block car-
riers you can try to repair if
you want. We thank Ken Price
and Donald Hann for respond-
ing to the call for the last tour-
nament.
Marcy Beckwith and
Hennie Rosema shuffled.
Hennie is careful of her ribs
yet for they are still tender
from her fall up north. Don
and Jodine Denny have now
arrived in the 'south and were
shuffling. You will also find
them at bingo I bet. Ed
Williams came out to the
courts today and said it would
not be long before he was
shuffling again. Sharon
Rohman is now having back
trouble that is keeping her,
away from the courts.
Line dancing is going
strong, are you? They learn
new dances and dance the old
as well. They sure do wish
that you would give them a


chance to dance with you.
Wednesday is the night and
333 Pomegranate Ave. in
Sebring is the place. This
group not only needs you but
also wants to share their fun
with you. Line dancing is all
about fun and fitness for one
and all. We dance all year in
Sebring, not just part time.
Come and talk with us and try
dancing with us.
Patty Boswell thinks
Monday morning Hobby Club
is the time and place to be for
those that like crafts. Patty is
also shuffling some with
Janice Patterson in their spare
time.
Bridge, pinochle, euchre,
table tennis, line dancing,
bingo, shuffleboard, Sunday
afternoon entertainment, all in
one club. Sign up for lessons
to find out about suicide alley,
Sucker's hide, Tourist Disc,
Tampa. Terms used and how
to use them. Much more to
this game than a good shot
and he will teach you if you
want to learn. No cost to club
members and all shufflers
should take a lesson or two
from John. Beginners wanted
and amateurs needed at shuf-
fleboard.

TROPICAL HARBOR
Mary Ellen Bryant

LAKE PLACID Emily
Snider won a $50 gift certifi-
cate from Incredible Edibles
at the recent Red Hat
Extravaganza at the Elks in
Sebring.


Congratulations go out to
all those who won ribbons for
their entries in the Lake
Placid Country Craft Fair.
Don and Evelyn Guiney
hosted Monday Coed Coffee
and Louise Smith emceed on
Feb. 4. She read a limerick
entered' in the Lake Placid
Country Fair by Joy Dean to
start off the meeting.
Doughnuts were enjoyed with
coffee provided by Attorney
Charlotte Stone who spoke
regarding estate planning fol-
lowing the meeting.
George Susco thanked the
committee for all their plan-
ning to make the Super Bowl
Party such a success. More
than 100 people attended. He
also let us know that grants
are available to members of
our community for window
film, carport tie-downs and
,mobile home tie-downs. In
order to receive this grant, a
petition must be signed and an
application filed. He also let
us know that we can be ticket-
ed for driving a golf cart on
any road in Florida, even our
streets in this private commu-
nity. This is a Florida law.
We welcomed new resident
Lorraine Garner and visitor
Nola Ten Broeke, who is vis-
iting her parents, Jim and
Nella Ten Broeke.
Carol Noel, our Sunshine
chairman, announced there
are condolence cards to sign
for Dottie Morra on the pass-
ing of her sister Florence Bell
in California, and for the fam-
ily of Cathy Circle, a former
Tropical Harbor resident, who


passed away recently in Ohio.
The next dance will be Feb.
23 with the L&L Band play-
ing again. Theme for this will
be FANtastic. So dress in your
favorite team uniform, hat,
bring banners, etc.
Birthday and anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrat-
ing this week. We sang
"Happy Birthday" to Don
Guiney, Rick Knoche, Ed
Keidong and Bob Verbarg. We
sang "Happy Anniversary" to
Frank and Ruby Pfeiffer, who
are celebrating their 20th
anniversary, and to Ken and
Marilyn Bigham, who are cel-
ebrating their 50th anniver-
sary. Our thanks go out to
Virginia Tharp for accompa-
nying us on the.piano.
The Tropical Harbor
Tropical Extravaganza will be
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. 6
The next Ladies Lunch Out
will be Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m.
at Ruby Tuesday. Our host-
esses for this event are Patti
Blount, Barbara Cotter and
Elaine Shell.
The Computer Club will
hold the annual Chili Dinner
on -March 6 at 6 p.m. at the
clubhouse. Tickets are avail-
able from any computer club
member or from Lynn at the
office.


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.
Please note a change of
date for the March Dinner-It
will be held on Monday,
March 17, at 6 p.m. with
corned beef and cabbage.
There is a March Festival
planned at the clubhouse on
March 29. If you are interest-
ed in participating, contact
Ann Rissmiller or sign up on
the sheet at the clubhouse.
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
Feb. 5 was emceed by Eunice
Brown. and coffee was made
by Carol Noel. Thanks go out
to Arlene Clouston for sharing
her ribbon winning entries to
the Lake Placid Country
Fair-Whoopie pies and
banana-cranberry-nut bread.
Delicious. We welcomed
Carol Noel's sister Margaret,
who is visiting from
Massachusetts. Arlene
Clouston has tickets for an
upcoming fashion show on
Feb. 23 sponsored by Trinity
Lutheran Church in Lake
Placid.


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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 Feb. 6 were as follows:
First place, Pete Theobald; second
place, Orville Johnson; and rhird place,
Fran Rouse.

Over the Hill Gang
SEBRING At the Over the Hill
Gang's shooting match on Feb. 6,


Rangemasters Will Asbury and Garet
Garett set up the shooting positions and
targets with a possible score of 110
points.
In the Open Sight Group, tying for
first place were Will Asbury and Jay
Port with a perfect score of 110 each.
Third place, Don Gibbs with 109 points;
and tying for fourth place were Harold
Gilbert and Gary Plants with 108 points
apiece.
In the Iron Sight Group First place,
Garet Garett was first with 106 points;
second place, Chuck Stoeffler with 104
points; and third place, Gary Asbury


with 93 points.
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.

Golden Seniors
SEBRING The Golden Seniors
met Feb. 7 at Sandy's on the Circle with
four tables for bridge.
Winners were: First place, Dorothy
Burgermeister; second place, Arlene
Johnson: and third place, Dan Soffe.
For more information, call 471-1287.


History comes alive at Lake Placid Depot Museum


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID For two
days last week, the Depot
Museum was alive with excit-
ed children. The Bank
Robbery Mural on the corner
of Interlake and Main in Lake
Placid was the starting point
for a morning of hands-on
experience in earlier day liv-
ing for second- and fourth-
grade elementary school stu-
dents.
Jean Parrish, widow of
Grady Parrish, who was the
little boy who foiled the bank
robbery, told the story of how
one child can make a differ-
ence. After listening to the
story, the students walked the
short block to the Depot
Museum, where hostess
Carolyn Rider directed their
paths toward Coleen
Hammonds and her display of
outdoor cooking and living
artifacts.
From there, the students
visited with Sonny Stalls,
who delighted them with a
demonstration of how past
generations managed to clean
their clothes, using a wash
board, tubs, and a hand
wringer. They helped by put-
ting the clean clothing on- a
line to dry.
This station was manned on
Thursday by Thelma Rhoades
and Ruth Josey.
Next, each class was sent to
Jay Chase to observe how a
machete was sharpened using
a foot operated grinding
wheel. From there, the classes
entered the Depot and were
regaled with tales of the
Lastinger Family, early set-
tlers in the area, and their
planting the first orange
grove.
Following that, the students
met with Alayne Busch, who
talked of archeology finds
along the Lake Wales Ridge,
showing them how a lance
was launched in hunting and
displaying arrow points from
the case on view.


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strates the 'old-fashioned' way of doing laundry as the Society welcomes second- and fourth-
grade students from the two local elementary schools to a morning of instruction in bygone
'arts' at the Depot Museum.


Floyd Rider told them
about the railroad and pointed
out the collection of tools
housed in the Agent Room of
the Depot.
Also in the Agent Room,
Joan Montgomery enjoyed
discussing the National Cash
Register, the ancient Philco
radio, and a really out-of-date
telephone, which weighed "a
ton."
In the Hoy Room, Evelyn
Hays showed the students her
hope chest,' a relic of the '40s.
This particular chest belonged
to Hays as a girl and the con-
tents were lovingly described.
After that, the groups
entered the fourth room of the


Museum, where Maxine
Kelley magically made butter
from milk. After the butter
was churned, Dot Hogan and
Clarice Cannon spread it on
crackers so that each child
could enjoy a tasty treat.
Back outside, Fletcher
Hays and John Montgomery
escorted the children through
the red caboose and told how
railroaders lived in these cars
at the end of long trains.
To end the experience,
Norman Bozeman, who is the
son of Tom Bozeman, the
marshall of the Bank Robbery
Mural, opened the door to the
authentic jail cell, which was
used in Lake Placid in the


1920s. All agreed they would
not like to spend a night there.
To round out the morning,
Janet Price and Joyce Herring
served orange juice to each
student as they headed back to
school. The juice was provid-
ed by the Orange Growelts of
Highands County.
As has been their custom
for many years, the Lake
Placid Elementary School
second grade class of Ruthe
Mullins collected coins dur-
ing the year and they present-
ed their total to the museum in
appreciation for the volun-
teers who brought them the
chance to experience how life
was in Lake Placid years ago.


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Sebring announces 2008 Hall of Fame Inductees

Special to the News-Sun promoter. Legendary sports car racing Stuck also has two class third manufacturer to be raceway will host the Hall of
SEBRING Sebring Best known for orchestrat- driver Bell has five Le Mans victories at Sebring driving inducted into the Sebring Hall Fame luncheon, which is open
International Raceway has ing over a dozen wins at the victories and two Sportscar for Porsche. He won back-to- of Fame. to the public.
announced the 2008 inductees Indianapolis 500, Penske World Championships. back Le Mans races in '86 and Since the' world debut of Two-time Sebring winner
into the Sebring Sports Car began his career in sports car He is probably the most suc- 87. the Audi R8 in '00, Audi has Derek Daly will serve as MC
Racing Hall of Fame. racing in 1958. cessful driver at Sebring who David Cowart achieved won every Sebring 12-hour of the event. Tickets are limit-
Roger Penske. Derek Bell, At Sebring he had three never won the 12 hour classic, success both on and off track classic, taking the pole posi- ed and must be purchased in
Hans Stuck, David Cowart class victories, then served as recording six podium finishes, at Sebring. As a competitor he tion every year and setting the advance. For more informa-
and Audi join the prestigious manager for Jim Hall's 1965- including second place four won the IMSA GTO champi- fastest race lap seven times, tion call Jan Shoop at 800-
Hall of Fame during cere- winning Chaparral team. times in 15 career starts, onship, and competed in the In 2006 Audi made automo- 626-7223, ext 218.
monies on Friday, March 14, Penske's team won the Hans Stuck is a three-time Sebring 12-hour 11 times, tive history by becoming the Sebring International
the day before the 56th annu- Trans-Am class and finished Sebring winner, driving for However, his greatest contri- first manufacturer to win a Raceway's Hall of Fame and
al Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of third overall at the 1968 12 BMW in 1975 and then taking bution at Sebring came as a major endurance race with a Race Museum is a nonprofit
Sebring presented by Fresh Hours of Sebring. two wins driving a Porsche race official and co-promoter diesel-powered car. Audi has entity formed during
from Florida. He currently campaigns a- 962 in '86 and '88. with Charles Mendez from also won Le Mans seven of Sebring's 50th anniversary
Roger Penske has a stellar pair of Porsche RS Spyders in His victory in 1986 with 1978-82, helping maintain the the past eight years. year of 2002 to honor drivers,
record of success in motor- the American Le Mans Series, Bob Akin and Jo Gartner Sebring tradition during a diffi- The Four Points by Sheraton -officials, promoters, manufac-
sports as a driver, team man- winners of the 2007 LMP2 remains the fastest 12 hours cult period in sports car racing. Chateau Elan hotel overlooking
ager. team owner and race championship. ever. Audi becomes only the the famous Hairpin turn of the See HOF, page 3C


Class 4A High School Girls Basketball Regional


Sebring swept away by Tornados

Tough second half defense sends Booker on


By JOHN BEDELL
News-Sun correspondent
SARASOTA The
Booker Tornadoes used
defensive pressure and a sec-
ond half scoring burst from
Kay Larkins to defeat the
Sebring Lady Streaks in
Classs 4'-A regional
semifinal action BC
Tuesday night in
Sarasota. *
"We didn't play well I
but a lot of it was Se
because of Booker,"
Sebring coach Mike '
Lee said. "They held-
us to 34 points and
they made sure they were no
open looks for Whitney in
the second half."
Senior Whitney Lee led
Sebring with 14 points, with
11 coming in the first half.
Teammate Hannah Shoop
added 11.
. "At half-time, I told our
girls that someone has got to
get in her face," Booker
coach Wade McVay said.
"She is a great kid. This is a
big win.for us. Sebring has a
strong program."
The first half was very
even as the teams played to a
10-10 tie at the end of the
first quarter.
Sebring would inch out a
bit in the second frame and
held a slim 20-18 advantage
at halftime.
Lee's strong early scoring
in the first half and Shoop's
six accounted for 17 of
Sebring's 20 points.
Sebring's offense sput-
tered in the third quarter.
After baskets by Shoop
and Lee extended the lead to
24-20, Sebring failed to
score in the final 5:31 of the


period.
Booker held a 28-24 lead
at the third horn.
Chelsea Davis hit a three
to end the scoring drought
and pull Sebring within 28-
27 at the 7:04 mark of the
fourth.


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But Larkins
answered right back
with a three for
Booker.
Sebring followed
with a 6-0 burst fea-
turing buckets from
Shoop, Lee and
E m m a n i c e


McCullors.
The rally gave the Lady
Streaks a 34-31 lead with
4:20 to play.
Unfortunately the rally
was the end of Sebring's
scoring for the night as man-
to-man defensive' pressure
frustrated the Lady Streaks
andBooker responded with a
7-0 run.
The Lady Streaks finished
their season with a 19-8
overall record, including a
regional quarterfinal upset
of Haines City to reach the
semifinals.
",We w.bn 19 games and
that is pretty good," Lee
said. "I am proud of the fact
that these girls showed up
every day at practice ready
to work. They are an excep-
tional group of young ladies
in many ways."
The win sends Booker to
the 'Elite Eight' of the Class
4A regional where they will
face the winner of the
Cypress Lake (Fort Myers)-
South Fort Myers match-up.
And so the season ends,
but it was. an impressive
debut for Lee, taking over in


Albritton D.A.R.E.s to make a difference


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING This past
weekend more than 85
Highlands County 6-8th
grade girls and volunteers
were involved in the First
Free Volleyball Clinic.
Also delivered was the
D.A.R.E. message "Heartland
' Kids Spiking Down Drugs &
Violence" hosted by Sebring
High School Junior and
D.A.R.E. Florida State
Representative, Ricki
Albritton along with her vol-
leyball high school team
mates and local Sebring High
School Coach, Vanessa
Sinness and Sebring Middle
School Coach Keri Helseth,


Principal Chris Doty along
with D.A.R.E. School
Resource Deputy Brian
Gigiuere.
"After attending my first
D.A.R.E. America Youth
Advisory Workshop in
Washington as our State
Representative this past
October I knew I wanted to
have a volleyball canip and
work with the youth to share
the D.A.R.E. message,"
Albritton said. "I just didn't
realize there were so many
like me that wanted to help.
It was an amazing four hours
working with my friends and
See DARE, page 3C


Yates tops Seminole Tire


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Whitney Lee comes around the edge of a Hannah Shoop
screen earlier this season. The Lady Streaks, however,
weren't able to get past Sarasot Booker Tuesday night in
Class 4A regional action.


the offeason for Robert
Sampson, and continued the
strong tradition of the pro-
gram.
Some players will be
gone, but with a littany of
positive memories of sea-
sons, of careers, as Lady
Blue Streaks as they have
helped set in place a stan-
dard that future players will
have to aim for.
Congratulations, on yet
another fine season.


'I am proud of

the fact that these

girls showed up

every day at

practice ready to

work.'

MIKE LEE
Lady Streak head coach


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The
Michelle Yates Insurance
team moved back into first
place in the Lake Placid
Senior Softball League with
an 11-5 win over the
Seminole Tire team in league
play Monday February 11 at
the Lake June Ball fields.
Moe Pier led the winners at
the plate with four hits
including a triple.
Doran Quigg, Emery
Graves, Eli Rivera and Duke
Hensley also contributed two
hits each for the win, with
Hensley having a double and
a home run.
The Seminole Tire team
was held to five runs by the
pitching of Harland Newby
and support in the field by his
team only three players for
the Seminole Tire team man-
aged to get two hits or more.
Manager Gary Steeves had
three hits and Gary Vann and
Spider Ross had two each in
the defeat.
Play on the other field was


close until the last inning
when the Lake Placid Marine
team scored 16 runs (aided by
a lot of errors) in the top of
the inning to win going away
by a score of 38-2-2 over the
Central Security team.
Larry Lane was 6-for-6
with a triple as was Darrel
Richards, Cal Bready was 5-
for-6 and Glenn Wearsch was
4-for-5 in the winning effort.
John Miller was 5-for-5
and Ed Engler and Victor
Rodriquez were 4-for-5 and
Hugh Grimaldi, Tom Walsh
and Dana Hurlbut each had
three hits in the loss.
The win gave Michelle
Yates a half-game lead over
the idle Schooni's Family
Restaurant team with records
of 6-3 and 5-3, respectively.
Lake Placid Marine moved
into a third place tie with
Central Security at 4-5 while
Seminole Tire dropped to 3-6
as the league neared the
halfway point of the season.
Play continues through
March.


High School Girls Tennis


Lady Streaks serve up opening win


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Ashley 'JJ' Jimenez races send this volley back over the net
Monday against Clewiston. Jimenez would win her match, 6-
1, 6-1, as did the Lady Streaks top the visitors 6-1.


By DAN HOEHNE
daciiel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING The Lady
Blue Streaks of the tennis
courts got off a nice start of
the season match, topping
visiting Clewiston Monday
at Sun 'N Lake, 6-1.
Losing just one Seb
player off last
year's squad, |
Sebring brings back
experience, if not
overall numbers.
"We have eight
on the team this
year," head coach Janie
Hollinger said. "That's the
smallest team I've had in
years."
But the girls she does
have came out strong, with
only Sheela Joshi unable to
come away with a win in a
tightly contested match at
number two singles.


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The rest of the singles
matches went to the Streaks
with Mary Midence win-
ning 6-2, 6-1 in the number
one spot, and Kelsie
Johnson (6-0, 6-2),' Ashley
'JJ' Jimenez (6-1, 6-1) and
Alyssa Kariofyllis,
ing (6-0, 6-1) winning at
numbers 3-5, respec-
tively.
sto In doubles action,
ston
Midence and
Johnson teamed up
for an 8-3 win,
while Joshi and
Jimenez came away with
an 8-0 win.
Sebring is back in action
tomorrow as the girls trav-
el to Sarasota Booker
while the boys will host the
Tornado's at the Country
Club of Sebring at 2 p.m.

See STREAKS, page 3C


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Lady Rled Devil second baseman Ashley Howze makes sure
to secure this grounder before throwing to first. Avon Park
also secured an impressive win over a tough class 5A Lake
Region squad, 3-2, Monday night.


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ON DECK

TODAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Early BirdToumament,TBA
THURSDAY: Wrestling at State Meet, Lakeland, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Early BirdToumament,TBA; JV Baseball at Lake
Region, 6 p.m.; Softball vs. Palmetto, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at State Meet, Lakeland,
10 a.m.
SATURDAY: Wrestling at State Meet, Lakeland, 10 a.m.


-...: THURSDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Early Bird Tournament, Avon Park, vs. Sebring, 5
s. )* r p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Hardee, 6 p.m.
--,_'2 FRIDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Early BirdToumament, Avon Park,TBA
,- MONDAY: Baseball at Booker, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Sebring, 6 p.m.; Softball at
Lake Placid Sebring, 5/7 p.m.


- THURSDAY: Wrestling at State Meet, Lakeland, 10 a.m.; Baseball at Bill larrett Early
Bird Tournament, Avon Park, vs. Lake Placid, 5 p.m.; Softball at Frostproof, 5:30/7:30
p.m.; BoysTennis vs. Booker, SFCC, 2 p.m.; GirlsTennis at Booker, 2 p.m.
FRIDAY: Wrestlilng at State Meet, Lakeland, 10 a.m.; Baseball at Bill Jarrett Early Bird
Tournament, Avon Park,TBA
Sebring SATURDAY: Wrestling at State Meet, Lakeland, 10 a.m.


TODAY: Baseball vs. Polk Community College, 5 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Lake Sumer Community College, 4 p.m.; Softball at Miami Dade
College, 2 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball at Clearwater Christian College, Double Header, 1 p.m.
SUNDAY: Baseball at Pasco Hernando Community College, 1 p.m.; Softball vs. Santa Fe
SFCC Community College, 1 p.m.

SPORTS BRIEFS


Lake Placid Youth Baseball
LAKE PLACID Lake Placid Youth
Baseball is now accepting registrations
for the following age groups: Girls
Softball ages 10-12 and 13-15. Boys ages
11-12 and 13-14. Registration forms will
be sent out to the schools the week of
Feb. 11 and can also be downloaded from
lpflrecreation.net.
Registration forms will also be avail-
able for pick up and dropped off at the
concession stand at the Lake June Ball,
Field during the evening hours.
Completed forms can also be mailed to
LPYB, P.O. Box 1668, Lake Placid, FL
33862 or dropped off at the Holiday Inn
Express, 608 S. Lakeview Road, Lake
Placid.
Registration deadline and draft will be
Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m.
Call Sonja Warner at 441-4504 or
Heather Carr at 465-9187 if you have any
questions.
We're also looking for Team Sponsors
and Sign Sponsors. For more informa-
tion, contact us.
- Harlem Ambassadors Basketball
Show coming to Avon Park
AVON PARK Don't miss the daz-
zling ball-handling tricks and hilarious
family comedy of the Harlem
Ambassadors Basketball Show at 7 PM
on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the SFCC Gym.
The game is sponsored by Florida
Hospital and the Avon Park Rotaryb
Club. All proceeds benefit the Avon Park
Rotary Club.
Challenging the Ambassadors will be
the local Highland Hoopers, with players
representing Bill Jarrett Ford, Highlands
Independent Bank, Mid-Florida Credit
Union, and Wells Dodge Chrysler.
The Ambassadors' show is designed
for all ages, with youngsters being awed
and older folks enjoying the tried-and-
true gags. The show is professional and
provides wholesome entertainment while
promoting the values of staying in
school, saying no to drugs, and fostering
racial harmony.
The Ambassadors will be visiting Park
Elementary, Avon Elementary, and Avon
Middle School for "Stay in School Stay
Off Drugs" pre-game school asssemblies.
These assemblies will be sponsored by
Barben Fruit Co., Heartland National
Bank, and Long's Air Conditioning.
Ticket prices are $8 advance purchase,
$10 at the door. Kids 5 and under admit-
ted free. Tickets are available at the
Florida Hospital Gift Shop, Highlands
Independent Bank, Heartland National
Bank, Mid-Florida Credit Unions, and
the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce.
For more information contact Larry
Shoeman at 443-0231.

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 clos-
est to the pin.


Supported charities of the tournament
are Shriners Childrens Hospital and the
VFW Veterans' Home in Ocala, an assist-
ed 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, 33876.
For more information or questions, call
Rick Straight, 471-1441, or Post 4300,
385-8902.
SFCC Baseball and BBQ
AVON PARK The SFCC athletic
department is holding a BBQ & Baseball
Doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 2 ,
2008. /
The Panthers will be hosting a double-
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-per-
son 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 registra-
tion is encouraged.
Run For Your Heart
LAKE PLACID Bring the kids -
bring the strollers bring your neighbors
- this promises to be a great way to get
healthy and stay healthy.
The first Annual Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce 5k Family
Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday Feb.
16. "Run For Your Heart" is the theme
for this healthy family event. The 5k
Run/Walk is sponsored by Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Highlands Today,
Holiday Inn Express and The Lake Placid
Journal. Additional corporate sponsor-
ships are available.
Race will start and end in DeVane Park
in beautiful downtown Lake Placid.
Shotgun start 7:30 a.m..
Entry Fee $15 early registration
through February 15, $20 day of race.
Entry forms are available on the
Chamber web site at www.visitlakeplacid-
florida.com or at the Chamber office,
which is located at 18 N. Oak Street,
Lake Placid.
Awards: 1st Place Overall Male and
Female; 1st Place Male and Female
Masters (40+); 1st Place Overall Hand
Cycling; 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Male and
Female Age Groups
Age Groups: Ages five (5) through
eighty plus (80+)
T-Shirts will be guaranteed to the first
120 entrants.


STATS & STANDINGS


Avon Park


Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Boston at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Montreal at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
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


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NBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 39 9 .813 -
Toronto 27 23 .540 13
New Jersey 22 29 .431 18%Y
Philadelphia 22 30 .423 19
New York 15 36 .294 25Y%
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 32 21 .604 -
Washington 24 27 .471 7
Atlanta 21 26 .447 8
Charlotte 18 34.34613,
Miami 9 40 .184 21
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 37 13 .740 -
Cleveland 29 22 .569 82
Indiana 21 30 .41216Y,
Chicago 20 30 .400 17
Milwaukee 19 33 .365 19
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
New Orleans 34 15 .694 -
Dallas 34 17 .667 1
San Antonio 33 17 .660 1%%
Houston 31 20 .608 4
Memphis 13 37 .26021%Y
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Utah 33 19 .635 -
Denver 31 19 .620 1
Portland 28 23 .549 4%
Seattle 13 37 .260 19
Minnesota 10 39 .20421%Y
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Phoenix 36 15 .706 -
L.A. Lakers 34 17 .667 2
Golden State 31 20 .608 5
Sacramento 23 26 .469 12
L.A. Clippers 17 32 .347 18
Monday's Games
Cleveland 118, Orlando 111
Philadelphia 84, Dallas 76
San Antonio 93, Toronto 88
L.A. Lakers 106, Charlotte 97
L.A. Clippers 96, Milwaukee 89
Houston 95, Portland 83
Golden State 120, Washington 117
Tuesday's Games
Detroit at Atlanta, late
Boston at Indiana, late
Denver at Miami, late
Minnesota at New Jersey, late
Sacramento at Memphis, late
New Orleans at Chicago, late
Wednesday's Games
Denver at Orlando, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Memphis at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 9 p.m.
Utah at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Washington at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Pittsburgh 32 19 5 69167152
New Jersey 31 21 4 66147134
Philadelphia 30 20 5 65175156
N.Y. Rangers 28 24 7 63144147
N.Y. Islanders 24 25 7 55134164
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Ottawa 34 18 4 72 196 164
Montreal 29 18 9 67176160
Boston 28 22 5 61 145150
Buffalo 26 21 8 60165156
Toronto 23 25 9 55157184
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
'Washington 27 25 5 59164 176
Atlanta 27 27 4 58157 186
Carolina 27 27 4 58168185
Florida 26 27 5 57158166
Tampa Bay 23 27 6 52161185
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 41 12 5 87192126
Nashville 29 22 6 64 165 154
Columbus 26 23 9 61141 148
St. Louis 24 22 8 56138157
Chicago 24 25 6 54150160
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Minnesota 32 20 4 68 155 148
Colorado 30 21 5 65162154
Calgary 28 20 8 64161 161
Vancouver 28 22 7 63149145
Edmonton 25 27 5 55151 170
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Dallas 35 20 5 75176148
San Jose 31 17 7 69146133
Anaheim 31 22 7 69148150
Phoenix 28 25 4 60155159
Los Angeles 24 31 3 51165190

Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Monday's Games
Dallas 2, Phoenix 1
Tuesday's Games
Carolina at Boston, late
Montreal at Tampa Bay, late
Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, late
Buffalo at Ottawa, late
Detroit at Nashville, late
Los Angeles at St. Louis, late
Minnesota at Edmonton, late
Anaheim at Colorado, late
Calgary at San Jose, late
Wednesday's Games
Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m.


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
WEDNESDAY
Maryland at Duke .. .................... ESPN
St. John's at Cincinnati . . ............... ESPN2
LSU at Florida . . . ...... .............. SUN
Kansas State at Texas Tech ................. ESPN2
THURSDAY
North Carolina State at Boston College .......... ESPN
Rutgers at West Virginia . . ............... ESPN2
Michigan at Iowa . . ................... ESPN
Fordham at Massachusetts ................. ESPN2


GOLF
THURSDAY
3 p.m. PGA Northem Trust Open, First Round ........ GOLF
6:30 p.m. LPGA SBS Open at Turtle Bay, First Round ...... GOLF


NBA
WEDNESDAY
9 p.m. .Phoenix at Golden State ..................... ESPN
THURSDAY
8 p.m. Miami at Chicago . . . ..... ............. TNT
10:30 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix............. ............. TNT

NHL
THURSDAY
7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia ............ . . . .. SUN
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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.
N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14

PRO BOWL
Sunday, Feb.10
At Honolulu
NFC 42, AFC 30
NCAA Men's Basketball

The too 25 teams in The Associated
Press' college basketball poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses, records
through Feb. 10, 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 (72) 23-0 1,800 1
2. Duke 21-1 1,714 2
3. Kansas 23-1 1,662 4
4. Tennessee 21-2 1,553 7
5. North Carolina 22-2 1,511 3
6.UCLA 21-3 1,383 5'
7. Stanford 20-3 1,354 9
8. Georgetown 19-3 1,207 6
9. Butler 21-2 1,13210
10. Michigan St. 20-3 1,071 11
11. Texas 19-4 1,01412
12. Xavier 20-4 962 13
13. Indiana 20-3 933 14
14. Drake 22-1 863 15
15. Wisconsin 19-4 .816 8
16. Texas A&M 20-4 713 18
17. Connecticut 18-5 658 19
18. Kansas St. 17-5 486 20
19. Purdue 19-5 467 24
20. Notre Dame 18-4 465 22
21. Washington St.18-5 419 17
22. Pittsburgh 18-5 301 21
23. Louisville 18-6 246 -
24. Vanderbilt 20-4 222 23
25. Saint Mary's 20-3 204 25
Others receiving votes: Marquette 82,
Arkansas 71, Florida 23, Rhode Island
15, Gonzaga 14, Arizona 11, BYU 9,
Clemson 6, Baylor 5, Maryland 2,
Mississippi St. 2, UNLV 2, South
Alabama 1, Utah St. 1.

Monday's Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
Albany, N.Y. 64, Vermont 61
Georgetown 55, Villanova 53
Wagner 82, Quinnipiac 70, OT
SOUTH
Alabama A&M 53, MVSU 52
Appalachian St. 83, Wofford 55
Bethune-Cookman 54, N. Carolina A&T
50
Coastal Carolina 65, Radford 61
Coppin St. 62, Winston-Salem 44
Delaware St. 81, Howard 55
Elon 65, The Citadel 51
Florida Atlantic 93, Longwood 69
Grambling St. 73, Alcorn St. 71
Jackson St. 85, Southern U. 71
Mrylnd.-Eastern Shore 68, Hampton
62
Mississippi 66, Presbyterian 55
Morgan St. 81, S. Carolina St. 55
Norfolk St. 77, Florida A&M 66
VMI 109, Charleston Southern 85
MIDWEST
Cleveland St. 81, Wis.-Green Bay 64
IIll.-Chicago 77, Valparaiso 53
SOUTHWEST
Alabama St. 69, Ark.-Pine Bluff 51
Texas 72, Kansas 69
FAR WEST
Gonzaga 83, Loyola Marymount 50
Nevada 85, Utah St. 80
Pepperdine 71, Portland 66
Saint Mary's, Calif. 54, Santa Clara 50
San Diego 73, San Francisco 62
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 Feb. 10, 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. Tennessee'(45) 21-1 1,245 2 ,
2. Connecticut (5) 22-1 1,174 1


3. North Carolina 22-2 1,154 3
4. Maryland 25-2 1,077 4
5. Rutgers 19-3 1,061 7
6. Stanford 22-3 1,019 6
7. LSU 20-3 946 8
8. Baylor 21-2 885 5
9. California 21-3 819 9
10. Oklahoma 17-4 804 10
11. West Virginia 19-3 736 12
12. Duke 18-6 689 11
13. Old Dominion 20-3 670 13
14. G. Washington 19-4 572 14
15. Oklahoma St. 19-3 537 17
16. Notre Dame 18-5 513 16
17. Kansas St. 16-6 417 18
18. Pittsburgh 18-5 361 15
19. Utah 20-3 283 20
20. Texas A&M 17-6 252 21
21. Syracuse 18-4 205 23
22. Wyoming 19-3 188 22
23. Ohio St. 18-6 172 19
24. UTEP 19-2 112 -
25. Vanderbilt 18-6 97 -
Others receiving votes: Georgia 65,
Virginia 50, Marist 25, Arizona St. 23,
Iowa 23, Louisville 21, Illinois St. 11,
Liberty 10, Kansas 9, DePaul 8,
Nebraska 5, Chattanooga 3, Michigan
St. 3, Georgia Tech 2, Hartford 2, Texas
2.
Transactions

BASEBALL"
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Agreed to
terms with LHP Garrett Olson and OF
Luke Scott on one-year contracts and
RHP Steve Trachsel on a minor league
contract.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS-Agreed to
terms with DH Mike Sweeney on a
minor league contract.
National League
COLORADO ROCKIES-Agreed to
terms with 3B Garrett Atkins on a one-
year contract.
HOUSTON ASTROS-Named Craig
Biggio special assistant to the general
manager.
NEW YORK METS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Tony Armas on a minor
league contract.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES-Agreed to
terms with 1B Doug Mientkiewicz on a
minor league contract.
SAN DIEGO PADRES-Agreed to terms
with SS Khalil Greene on a two-year
contract.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
LOS ANGELES LAKERS-Signed C D.J.
Mbenga for the rest of the season.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLS-Named Adrian White
defensive quality control coach.
CAROLINA PANTHERS-Released LB
Dan Morgan and G Mike Wahle.
CINCINNATI BENGALS-Waived LB
Roy Manning.
DENVER BRONCOS-Signed WR
Derrick Hamilton. Released LB Warrick
Holdman.
MIAMI DOLPHINS-Released QB Trent
Green, WR Marty Booker, OT L.J.
Shelton, DT Keith Traylor, OT Anthony
Alabi, DT Anthony Bryant, OT Marion
Dukes, DT Marquay Love and OT Joe
Toledo.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Named
John Palermo defensive line coach.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
DALLAS STARS-Re-signed RW Krys
Barch to a two-year contract.
DETROIT RED WINGS-Placed D
Niklas Kronwall on injured reserve.
Recalled G Jimmy Howard from Grand
Rapids (AHL).
OTTAWA SENATORS-Acquired C Cory
Stillman and D Mike Commodore from
Carolina for D Joe Corvo and RW
Patrick Eaves.
PHOENIX COYOTES-Recalled LW
Daniel Carcillo and RW Bill Thomas
from San Antonio (AHL). Assigned
LW Pete Vandermeer to San
Antonio.
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned G Hannu
Toivonen to Peoria (AHL). Recalled G
Chris Beckford-Tseu and P Yan Stastny
from Peoria.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Assigned LW
Jason Jaffray to Manitoba (AHL).
COLLEGE
ST. OLAF-Announced the resigpa-
tion of Chris Meidt, football coach,
to become an offensive assistant
coach with Washington Redskins
(NFL).


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High School Baseball

Sebring drops

pitchers duel
By DAN HOEHNE

AVON PARK The 2008
Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird
Tournament got underway
Monday at Charles R. Head
Field with a pair of pitcher's
duels.
In the opener, Sebastian
edged by Auburndale, 2-1,
while Lake Region held off
Sebring, 3-1,.in the nightcap.
After losing twice over the
weekend in the Preseason
Classic, the Blue Streaks
haven't yet seen their fortunes
turn around, though they are
taking steps.
"It's kind of tough when
you come in with seven new
starters," assistant coach
Brian Rapp said. "And when
you're replacing 24 wins (on
the mound)."
But it was on the mound
where Sebring looked strong
this night, with Cody Higgins
working five effective
innings.
Through the first four,
Higgins bent but didn't break,
allowing two runners in the
first, one the second and third
and two more in the fourth.
But each time he was able
to work his way out of it,
often on big-breaking, knee-
buckling curves, keeping the
Thunder off the scoreboard.
The Blue Streak offense,
meanwhile, wasn't doing
much to dent the scoreboard,
against Lake Region's Jacob
Newberry.
"He's a quality high school
pitcher," head coach Hoppy


STREAKS
Continued from 1C
And while their coach was happy
with the win, she knows the numbers
game could limit her team.
Asked if she saw promise for the
season, Hollinger said, "Promise? I'm
hoping." ,
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Corey Watt makes contact with this pitch, but the posit
contact came too little, too late as the Streaks fell to La
Region, 3-1.


Rewis said. "He throws it just
hard enough that his off-speed
pitches really keep you off
balance."
That was apparent as
through the first six innings,
all the Streaks could muster
was a walk to first baseman
Tony Vazquez in the first, a
single from shortstop Josh
Chavis in the second, a bunt
hit from Jordan Bassett in the
third and an infield hit by
Higgins in the sixth.
It was in the fifth, however,
when Higgins made his one
mistake when, with two run-
ners on, designated hitter
Steve Fox thundered a three-
run shot over the right field
wall.
"It wasn't his fault, I called
the pitch," Rewis said. "He
just got a little too much of
the plate with it."
Further damage was avoid-
ed when Higgins struck out
the next hitter, his seventh of
the game.


HOF
Continued from 1C
turers and others who
have played a key role
in Sebring's history.
The Sebring Hall of
Fame committee is near-


Vazquez came to the
for the final two inning
held the Thunder at ba)
ing Sebring one last s
the bottom of the seven
With one out,
Simmons ripped a dou
left and Caleb McGee cv
to run.
One out later, Gus Wi
lined an RBI single to g
Streaks on the board.
But Newberry soon
ished it off with his
strikeout.
"We pitched good e
to win, and that's the s
straight game where
had a little comeback
Rewis said. "We have tI
ent, just not the experie
may take a little long
in past years, but it'
there."
Sebring plays it's
game of the four-day ti
ment Thursday at 5
when they battle c
neighbor Lake Placid.


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DARE
Continued from 1C
coaches and our high school
resource deputy.
"Parents and others have
already asked if we can host
another volleyball clinic for
the youth so I'm pleased with
their feedback."
Albritton stated she would
like to organize a baseball
X. clinic for 6-8th grade boys to
share the D.A.R.E. message
,-. with the middle school boys
in Highlands County too.
"I'm excited to host it as
S" there's already a lot of high.
)EHNE school baseball coaches and
ive players ready to help," she
ke said. "So it's just a matter of
getting on the calendar this
year."
mound This past Saturday, in
Ls and addition to teaching condi-
y, giv- tioning and active volleyball
hot in skills, teamwork and good-
th. versus-bad attitude, the par-
Adam ticipants learned on a more
ble to serious note about how drugs
ame in and alcohol can destroy lives.
"The girls took the mes-
lliams sage seriously," Albritton was
get the pleased to announce. "It
seems lately, there's been a
n filn- lot more deaths due to pre-
tenth scription overdoses, combin-
ing prescriptions or taking
enough someone else's prescrip-
second tions."
we've Albritton added sometimes
late," taking doctor-prescribed
he tal- medication in excess and
nce. It how they are combined can
r than be lethal.
11 get The Sebring student hopes
everyone at the clinic will
next -leave with better volleyball
ourna- skills, but more importantly
p.m.-111- she hopes, collectively, they
countyy were able to teach confidence
and pride during this drug
S prevention clinic so these
girls will be able to walk
of the away and avoid these types
egend of situations..
ddock, Resource Officer Deputy
as a Gigiuere and Hill-Gustat
facility Principal Chris Doty were
clubs very pleased to see the
racing turnout and commended
Ricki as being our D.A.R.E.


Courtesy photo
Ricki Albritton, left, SHS and D.A.R.E. State Youth Advisory
Representative presents the "Dig or Die" award to Rosena
Momdradon, a Hill-Gustat Middle School 8th grader with a
red and white $50 leather volleyball. Rosena stated she was
going to buy a volleyball after the clinic,so she was pleased
she earned the award at the D.A.R.E. Middle School volley-
ball Clinic. To earn this award you must have athletic skills,
work hard and demonstrate the willingness to work with a
positive attitude.


State Representative.
Her high school teammates
were also lauded for how
they took the time out of
their personal busy schedules
this past Saturday morning
and took charge and demon-
strated a deep positive com-
mitment to make a difference
with this upcoming genera-
tion.
Sebring High School
Volleyball coach and teacher
Vanessa Sinness shared with
the girls she has a no toler-
ance for drugs and alcohol to
be involved in school team
sports.
Sinness mentioned it was
unacceptable even if they
were the best player on the
team. She insisted players
must have good grades, a
positive hard-working atti-
tode and make good choices
when you are tempted.
Sebring High School vol-
leyball teammates Hannah
Shoop, Molly Blackman,
Lauren Taylor, Jaye
Whitehead, Abigail Bone,
Karley Freeland, Courtney


Cleghorn, Samantha
DiGiacomo, Megan Darr,
Brittanmy Whittington and
Angela Gilley worked direct-
ly with girls on agility, pass-
ing and spiking and were
excited to see how much the
girls learned from their
efforts as many who attended
will be trying out for the
local middle school teams
this week.
Shoop and Blackman noted
for some of these girls it
would have been their first
time playing volleyball.
They stated they were
pleased to help with what
they've learned over the
years and hopefully offer
these girls better skills to
play as they have played on
the court since middle school
and now play on a high
school level and on travel
teams and know what it takes
to stay in the game.
For more information you
can visit www.dare.com or
call School Resource Deputy
Brian Gigiuere at 863-402-
7200.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-1052 GCS
WENDOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES
CORPORATION
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BETTY J.
LAUCK, DECEASED, ET AL
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE
OF BETTY J. LAUCK,
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 3, BLOCK 37 EAST, DOWNER PLACE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 38, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, LESS THE WEST 10 FEET OF SAID LOT
SAME BEING A 10 FOOT STRIP PARALLEL
TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT, STARTING
AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER AND RUN-
NING IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION A DIS-
TANCE OF 10 FEET THENCE PARALLEL TO
SAID WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3 TO THE
LAKE SHORE, INTENDING TO CUT OFF A
STRIP 10 FEET WIDE ON THE WEST SIDE OF
SAID LOT 3
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired 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 March 5th, 2008 (no later
than 30 days from the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice of action) and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 8th
day of February, 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
(954) 233-8000
07-13249(CLINK)
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.
February 13, 20, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT -
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-656
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DAGNE ANDERSEN REGISTER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Dagne An-
dersen Regester, deceased, whose date of
death was October 22, 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 personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney 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
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Telephone: (863) 382-3154
By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III
Florida Bar No. 338702
February 6, 13, 2008


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Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-


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Personal Representative:
/s/ Pamela T. Karlson
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Pamela T. Karlson
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0017957
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-5033
Fax: (863) 465-6022
February 6, 13, 2008
INi THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION NO: GC 07-773
IN RE: S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION
vs.
SENOVIA ABRAHAMS
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SENOVIA ABRAHAMS
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty in Highlands County, Florida:
LOT 1, BLOCK 528, LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION 18, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT
PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on William G. Shofstall, attor-
ney for Plaintiff, S&P CAPITAL CORPORA-
TION, whose address is P.O. Box 210576,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33421, and file the
original with the Clerk of the above-styled
court on or before thirty (30) days after the
first publication; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief prayed for in
the Complaint.
t PUBLISH February 13 and 20, 2008.
WITNESS my hand and the Seal of said Court
at Highlands County, Florida on this 1st day of
February, 2008.
L.E. Brooker
Clerk, Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
As Deputy Clerk
February 13, 20, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-39
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
Naomi Claire Carnahan
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Naomi
Claire Carnahan, deceased, File Number PC
08-39, is pending in the Probate Court, High-
lands County, Florida, the address of which is:
Clerk of Courts
590 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 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, ,.,,ii,,n,-i, 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 February 6, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Suzanne Kartis
201 Park Land Drive
Lake Placid, FL 33852
/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
February 6, 13, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-19
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT BRUCE CAMPBELL
a/k/a ROBERT B. CAMPBELL
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate, of Robert Bruce Campbell a/k/a
Robert B. Campbell, deceased, File Number
PC 08-19, by the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of
death was November 29th, 2007; that the total
value of the estate is $10,301.79 and that the
names and addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
Betty Annette Tryon
9441 Scott St.
Greenfield, MN 55373-1103
Robert B. Campbell, Jr.
4601 Scarlet Road,
Cannelton, IN 47520
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration' must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE QF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS FEBRUARY 6TH, 2008.
Person Giving Notice:
Betty Annette Tryon
9441 Scott Street
Greenfield, MN 55373
Robert B. Campbell
4601 Scarlet Road
Cannelton, In 47520
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A.
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice
325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33870


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-32
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MELVIN EDWARD ARENWALD
aka EDWARD MELVIN ARENWALD
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MEL-
VIN EDWARD ARENWALD aka EDWARD
MELVIN ARENWALD, deceased, whose date
of death was January 3, 2008, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 101-03-7940, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division; the address of
which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870. The names and addresses of .
the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
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
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: February 6th, 2008.
Personal Representative:
JUDITH A. COOPER
126 Cloverleaf Road
Lake Placid, Florida
SWAINE, HARRIS & SHEEHAN, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
401 DAL HALL BOULEVARD
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-2811
Florida Bar No. 184165
February 6,13, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-819
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WALTER KRALIK, if alive and if not, his un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against WALTER KRALIK,
and all claimants under any of such party;
JOHN R. McLUCKIE and ALBERTA McLUCKIE,
His Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against JOHN R. McLUCKIE and ALBERTA
McLUCKIE, and all claimants under any of
such party;
EILEEN DUTRIZAC, if alive and if not, her un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against EILEEN DUTRIZAC,
and all claimants under any of such party;
DOMINIC SIMONE and OLGA SIMONE, as
Joint Tenants with Right .of Survivorship, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against DOM-
INIC SIMONE and OLGA SIMONE, and all
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 2: Lot 12, Block 163, Unit 10, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 3: Lot 05, Block 164, Unit 10, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Parcel 4: Lot 32, Block 164, Unit 10, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
8th day of April, 2008.
SIGNED this 8th day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
February 13, 20, 2008,



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
'OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-868
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANCISCO J. DELGADO and CAROL E. DEL-
GADO, Not as Tenants in Common, but as
Joint Tenants, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against FRANCISCO J. DEL-
GADO and CAROL E. DELGADO, and all claim-
ants under any of such party;
BEVERLEY KERNAGHAN a/k/a BEVERLEY
ANNE KERNAGHAN, if alive and if not, her un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against BEVERLEY KERNA-
GHAN a/k/a BEVERLEY ANNE KERNAGHAN,
and all claimants under any of such party;
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW, LLC, a
Florida Limited Liability Company,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 01, Block 184, Unit 11, Sun 'n


da.
Parcel 2: Lot 10, Block 185, Unit 11, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
4th day of March, 2008.
SIGNED this 1st day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
January 6, 13, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-922
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE A. LOPEZ, if alive and if not, his un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against JOSE A. LOPEZ,
and all claimants under any of such party;
FERNANDO GUZMAN and LESBIAN MIRABAL
de GUZMAN, His Wife, as Joint Tenants with
Right of Survivrship, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs,, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against FERNANDO GUZ-
MAN and LESBIA MIRABAL de GUZMAN, and
all claimants under any of such party;
MARLENE A. MARTINEZ, if alive and if not,
her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MARLENE A. MAR-
TINEZ, and all claimants under any of such
party;
LUIS MARTINEZ, if alive and if not, his un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against LUIS MARTINEZ,
and all claimants under any of such party;
ALAN LEON, P.A., a Florida corporation; and
PHILLIP E. GOODSON, JR., if alive and if not,
his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against PHILLIP E. GOOD-
SON, JR., and all claimants under any of such
party:
ISEULT J. LAGUERRE and MARC.LAGUERRE,
if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
ISEULT J. LAGUERRE and MARC LAGUERRE,
and all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands' County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 13, Block 197, Unit 11, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 3: Lot 01, Block 200, Unit 11, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69',
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Parcel 4: Lot 02, Block 200, Unit 11, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
8th day of April, 2008.
SIGNED this 8th day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
February 13, 20, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-580
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLES NOVOSEL and MARY C. NOVOSEL,
as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
CHARLES NOVOSEL and MARY C. NOVOSEL,
and all claimants under any of such party;
JOSEPH F. AMODEO and VIRGINIA M. AMO-
DEO, as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivor-
ship, If alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
JOSEPH F. AMODEO and VIRGINIA M. AMO-
DEO, and all claimants under any of such par-
ty;
ANNE R. ONYSKIW and ORYSIA S. ONYSKIW,
as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship, If
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against ANNE
R. ONYSKIW and ORYSIA S. ONYSKIW, and
all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 37, Block 419, Unit 20, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 32, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 3: Lot 26, Block 443, Unit 20, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page
32, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, In the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
8th day of April, 2008.
SIGNED this 8th day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
February 13, 20, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 08000021GCS
GRP LOAN, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JACQUELINE ALVAREZ, etal.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JACQUELINE ALVAREZ, residence un-
known, if alive, and if dead, to all parties.
claiming interests by, through, under or
against the said JACQUELINE ALVAREZ, and
all other parties having. or claiming to have
any right, title or Interest in the property here-
in described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
Highlands County, Florida:
Lot 7 and 8, less the Southwesterly 96.50
feet, Block 98, TOWN OF SEBRING 3RD ADDI-
TION, as per Plat recorded in Transcript Book,
Page 7, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on ADORNO & YOSS, LLP.,
Plaintiff's attorneys, whose address is 2525
Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 400, Coral Gables,
Florida 33134, on or before March 17, 2008,
or 30 days from the first publication date, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's, attorneys or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
Dated on the 6th day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
February 13, 20, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-908
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARLOS E. MISLE WITTMER and ANA MARIA
CONTRERAS DE MISLE, as Tenants in Com-
mon, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
CARLOS E. MISLE WITTMER.and ANA MARIA
CONTRERAS DE MISLE, and all claimants un-
der any of such party;
MAIN ST. USA CORP., a Florida corporation,
its successors and/or assigns;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: CARLOS E. MISLE WITTMER and ANA
MARIA CONTRERAS DE MISLE, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against CARLOS E. -
MISLE WITTMER and ANA MARIA CONTRE-
RAS DE MISLE, and all claimants under any of
such party;
Calle San Cristobal Ota. STa., Anita Prados
Del Este, Caracas, VZ 1080
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 1: Lot 11, Block 082, Unit 08, SUN
'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page
58, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida. '
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, PA., 230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiffs attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
March 31st, 2008; otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 7th day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
February 13, 20, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007CA000818
ICITIMORTGAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
RIDEL GIL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RIDEL
GIL, IF ANY; SILVIA CAMACHO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SILVIA CAMACHO, IF ANY; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed January 31, 2008, entered in Civil Case No.
2007CA000818 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 AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGH-
LANDS County Courthouse located at 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of Feb-
ruary, 2008 the following described property
as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 19, BLOCK 24, SUN 'N LAKE OF
SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 1st day of February, 2008.
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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 07000946GCS
LINKSIDE CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SWIFT INTERNATIONAL, INC.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the
Order of Final Judgment entered in this cause,
in the'Circuit Court of Highlands County, I will
sell the real property situated in Highlands
County, Florida, described as:.
Unit 1-B Weeks 03 and 16 and Unit 1-D
Week 04, of LINKSIDE VILLAS, A CONDO-
MINIUM, according to the Declaration of Con-
dominium thereof, as recorded in Official Re-
cords Book 690, beginning at Page 486, of the
Public Records of HIGHLANDS County, Flori-
da.
at public sale, to the highest ard best bidder,
for cash, at the Highlands County Courthouse,
430 S. Commerce Avenue, in the Jury Assem-
bly Room, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00
a.m., on February 28th, 2008.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
DATED: February 1, 2008
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 13, 20, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC07-655
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-
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
February 6, 13, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
_ PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC07-655
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Marcey L. Salley Klinebriel
Deceased.
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Marcey L.
Salley Klinebriel, deceased, whose date of
death was June 7, 2007, and whose Social
Security Number is 265-02-1589, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS: FEBRUARY 6, 2008.
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
February 6, 13, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC07-541
MORTGAGE INVESTORS II, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEREMY W. MOORE, MELISSA M.
MOORE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AND
AN UNKNOWN PERSON IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
REAL PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above styled cause now pending
in said court, that I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Basement of the
Courthouse in the Jury Assembly Room, at
the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870,
on February 28th, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. the fol-
lowing described property:
LOT 13, VAN LUVENS SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 22,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY,
FLORIDA OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY
WAS A PART AND- IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK,
PART 27, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA; a/k/a 127 E. Walnut
Street, Avon Park, Florida 33825.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale. The court, in Its discretion, may en-
large the time of the sale. Notice of the
changed time of sale shall be published as
provided herein.
Dated: February 1.2008.


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L.E. Luke Biooker, Clerk
(Circuit Coult Seal)
By: /s/ Piiscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Feblituav 13, 20, 2008

PUBLIC NOTICE
I, Thomas A. Vaughn, from this date of Febiu-
ary 12, 2008, will not be responsible foi any
other debts other than my own.
/s/ Thomas A. Vaughn
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Highlands
County District Schools have entered into.a
contract subject to the approval of the School
Board of Highlands County, Florida for pur-
chase of the following described real property:
A portion of the property located at 460 Coun-
ty Road 29, Lake Placid, FL 33852
Inquiries or comments regarding such proper-
ty acquisition may be provided in writing to
Wallace P. "Wally" Cox, Superintendent of
Schools at 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida
33870, or by telephone at 863-471-5564, or
may be voiced at the regularly scheduled
meeting of the School Board to be held on
February 26, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. The Board in-
tends to consider action on the purchase of
the Property at a public meeting to be held
March 18, 2008, at 5:30 p.m.
February 13, 2008


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant
to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the Cir-
cuit Court, Highlands County, Florida, on the
9th day of January, 2008, in the cause where-
in FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF FLORI-
DA f/k/a FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK; is Plain-
tiff, and CATHY A. MILLER and CHRISTIAN C.
MILLER, are defendantss, being Case No. 91-
279-G in the said court, I, Susan Benton,
Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida have this
day levied upon all right, title and interest of
the Defendant(s), CATHY A, MILLER and
CHRISTIAN C. MILLER, and to the following
described personal property in Highlands
County, Florida, to-wit:
ONE 2001 RED FORD EXPLORER, VIN:
1FMZU67E51 UA54528, TAG T058WR
and on the 11th day of March, 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,
CATHY A. MILLER and CHRISTIAN C. MILL-
ER, right, title and interest in aforesaid proper-
ty at public outcry and will sell the same, sub-
ject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judg-
ments, if any, to the highest and best bidder
or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be ap-
plied as far as may be to the payment of costs
and the satisfaction of the above-described
execution.
Dated this January 31,2008.
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, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
February 6,13, 20, 27, 2008


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant
to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the
County Court, Broward County. Florida, on the
9th day of January, 2008, in the cause where-
in FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE SRVCS., is
Plaintiff, and CLAIREUS PETTITFRERE, is de-
fendant, being Case No. 06-1192COWE80 in
the said court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of
Highlands County, Florida have this day levied
upon all right, title and interest of the Defend-
ant CLAIREUS PETTITFRERE, and to the fol-
lowing described real property in Highlands
County, Florida, to-wit:
105 Tobler Terrace Lake Placid, FL 33852
Lot 5, Block 180, Placid Lakes Section 17, a
subdivision according to the plat or map
thereof described in Plat Book 8, at pages)
40, of the Public Records of Highlands County
Florida C143729-17018000050
and
104 Herman Ave. Lake Placid, FL 33852
Lot 3, Block 167, Placid Lakes Section 13, as
per plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page
13, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida C14-37-29'130-1670-0030
and on the 18th day'of March, 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 defendant,
CLAIREUS PETTITFRERE, right, title and inter-
est in aforesaid property at public outcry and
will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the
highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH,
the proceeds to be.applied as far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of
the above-described execution.
Dated this February 7, 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, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
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1050 Leg ls
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-279
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ENRIQUE FUHRKEN CHELLET and YOLANDA
D. DE FUHRKEN, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ENRIQUE FUHRKEN
CHELLET and YOLANDA D. DE FUHRKEN, and
all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I 'will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 14, Block 328, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. oh the
4th day of March, 2008.
SIGNED this 1st day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
January 6, 13, 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, PA., 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-
manded in the Amended Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on
the 24th day of January, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
January 30; February 6, 13, 20, 2008

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Light Industrial All Shifts
Carpenters w/tools
Equipment Operators
Temporary to Permanent Postions
Available. Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work 6:00AM Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M. 6 P.M.
Applications accepted daily
with proper ID.
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471-2774
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4-5 DAYS per week. No DUI/ FELONY MUST
BE AT LEAST 25. CALL YELLOW CAB. 382-
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ENGLISH INSTRUCTORS- PT positions for
day and evening classes at SFCC's campuses
in Highlands. Haidee and DeSoto counties.
Min. Bachelor's degree in English req. Visit
www.southflorida.edu for complete info.
863-784-7132. EA/EO.
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Many full/ pt routes available for collec-
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DIALYSIS PATIENT Care Technician wanted
for State of the Art Dialysis Facility. Excellent
benefits, experience preferred, but will train
right person with phlebotomy experience. Call
863-382-9443 or fax resume to 863-382-
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electronic data processing principles and computer capabilities. Demonstrated
excellence in both oral and written communications, including the ability to
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Casual dress. Great work environment. Small
case loads. Full time 2nd,& 3rd shifts availa-
ble. Excellent benefits. Call Barbara at 863-
452-5141.
NEEDED F/T and per diem RN for home health
Benefits with F/T hire, Call 863-471-9421 or
Fax resume to 863-471-9467.
PER DIEM DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED, most-
ly nights,week-ends and holidays. Must have
own vehicle,P/T, High.Cty. Call 239-404-9811
POOL CLEANING tech needed, responsible,
dependable with a good driving second.
863-453-7665
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Riverside Bank is looking for an extraordinary
team member for our
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complete benefits packages are only one
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SECURITY

NEW SECURITY CONTRACT STARTING!

JOIN OUR TEAM! THE WACKENHUT Corp.
is interviewing/hiring custom protection of-
ficers for a new contract in Sebring, FI.
Pay rate is $11.00-$12.00.
MUST have prior Law Enforcement, Correc-
tions, Military Police experience, or be Retired
Military. No prior criminal record and MUST
pass a Drug Test.
Benefits available include: Paid Vacation,
Health insurance, Life Insurance and Short
Term Disability. Apply in person at 1526 Com-
mercial Park Dr, Suite #1, Lakeland or call
(863) 666-5446. For a complete listing of the
basic qualification for this position visit
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Financial

3050 oBusiness
3050 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.


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ell Estate washer-dryer I
Available Imm,
SEBRING- NE
Homes For Sale ROOM, FULL
4 FULL BATH W
PALIVl HARBOR homes RM WITH W/[
$425 + electric
II o0 I2 Iiti Package, curity required
31.I Aliemieisamy Sale Special SPRING LAKE
Sle S 15 l0. Laundry Roon
i,! 'I lo'i liocllmies MOVE IN.$850
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Homes for Sale
Avon Park 610
'i6 ;onti 11 hmlock west of hwy SPRING LAKE
i, .' 'omrill ImOn il 863-443-2104. struction, 2 sti
Y;D .l 6.\ fiontage 1 block west of garage, Phone
!s 2 potential coinioicial 863-443-2104
?S lDiiOM, Unfii,+shed. 122 canfield St. 863- 6 51
-1-413-2104
STATE\ HOME on Lake Lillian, 3/4BD. FURNISHED
2 5BA i guest cottage. $275,000. Call 863- Lake area a


OB O Homes for Sale
-0 80 Sebring
BD BAITH 2 car garage. 2 yrs. old, all ap-
urI1ces stay Haicer Hall area, walking dis-
nce fim 3 go01f coruses. Below Appr. value,
'.vnei, motivated. S215,000. 515 Entrada Ave.
ebiing Call 860-382-9310.
EB-2 BD, 1 5 BA. 1 car garage, completely
modeledd n appliances, fenced back yard,
"ancimg availablee thiu local lender: $1,000
,o. to lulf d i buyers. $129,000. 4923
,nniw\n [ CIll 863 .-414-3S51.


4 1 0 VLake Placid
OPEN DAILY
Not., to, s.ui Great split floor plan, 3 bed-
oom. 2 1aths full tv.0 cat gaiage. Cathedral
ceilings, pLmiiii shelves. all large rooms, close
o P!F'ai i [t'kes park and boat lamp, to Lake
une 620' Caifsh Cleek Rd in Placid Lakes.
$279.000 !.e;I.,ei Homes Inc. 414-4075 cell.
465-7900 off -165-7338 res.

160 Commercial Property
4160V For Sale
RENTAL PROP. Auto garage car wash. 60 E
lainst Av,, Park 863-443-2104

4220 Lots for Sale
SEBRii'jG-'MASSERATTI ST. Porsche, Navarie,
S22.000 OO Sparrovw. S30.000 OBO.
Liv,.ood St Sl7 000 OBO call 305-743-7533
or Cell 30.-942-9737 Financing available.
WATERFRONT LOT on canal to Little Lake
Jackson in Sebing Short drive to HWY 27.
50X109cleaied lot 1300 Kerry Dr. $5,5,000
calk 863-382-9484.

4300 Out-of-Town Property

NC MOUNTAINS
Neo. klog cabin shell on 2 acres
S99900 Free Brochure
o1 moiuita in and river front acreage.
828-652-8700


5000
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Mobile Homes

t50 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
1 & 2 BEDROOM homes avail, in Senior Adult
rental' c?rk friendly park, planned activities,
close to shopping and hospital, reasonable lot
rent. SWG imcl Call for info 863-385-7034


AP-DOUBLE WIDE 2/2 in Lake Bonnet Village.
Includes loi :ease, appliances, and some fur-
,pishings. $49.000 Call 863-449-0184
LAKE PLACID -ilce 2/0D. 1.5/BA, CHA, funish-
ed. lot 'entil is S145 wo. 55+, in LP. $16,500.
Call 863-699-1284.
SEBRING -OWN Your own Mobile Home, with
lot iciud ied 2/2. wood floors, florida room,,
club house. simi ming pools, $67,000 Call'
417-988-1228 or 863-696-2342, 1405 Abbey
Ln in Colony Point Park ,Sebring.
SEBRING- MOBILE home park 2bd/1.5 BA,
Completely furnished, carport. 55+. 863-385-
0846

5 1 0A Mobile Homes
o 5. For Rent
SEB-!,,BD. BA. CHA. $400 per month, no
pets! Call 863-452-1012.
SEB-2/BD.1/BA CHA, No Pets, $500 per mo.
Call 863-452-1012.
SEBRING-FURNISHED 2/BD, 2/BA mobile
home not in a park 1 to 6 months. Call 863-
385-6760.


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Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
























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pemr weevk,
(863) 655-,
SEB-ON THE I
pets, security
2nd floor, ov
9100.


Duplexes for Rent 7 1 80 Furniture


town, Ig. 2/1 totally remodeled,
hook tips- $575.00 mo.
ediately (321)537-5681.
AR WALMART.1 BD, LIVING-
SIZE APPLIANCES IN KITCHEN,
/ITH TUB & SHOWER, UTILITIES
D HOOKUP, PATIO, NICE AREA.
ct to right partie.1yilease + soe-
d. Call 8,18-667-181,1. after 11.
E DUPLEX 2/2 1 Car Garage.
1, Big Patio, like new.. EASY TO
I/MO. (754)-204-3713 or (863)-

Villas & Condos
For Rent
lease option to buy, new con-
Dry town homes, 3/bd 2.5/ba,
863-655-0311.

Furnished
Apartments
D EFFICIENCY, Spring
all utilities included, $120
$300 security deposit,
4610.
Circle, $135 a week and up: No
deposit, clean, bright apt., on
overlooking park. Call 863-386-


6200 Unfurnished
6 0 Apartments
AVON PARK, studio with balcony overlooking
Lake Verona and City Park,. laundry facilities,
$365/mo 100 E. MAIN ST. 863-453-8598


S DINNER LAKE area. 1, 2, & 3 BD apart-
ments. Fresh paint & tile floors. Starting @
$500 per month, includes water. Call Gary
Johnson 863-381-1861.
KEY LAKE villas
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2 townhouse on lovely
Key' Lake. Clean, quiet, screen porch,
outside patio, washer/dryer hookup,
ceiling fan. $675 & $925per mo.
lyr lease prorated 1st month & sec."
(863)465-9151
RELAX AT Lake Isis Villas! Luxurious 2/bd
apartment. Call 863-453-2669.
SEB-CUTE EFFICIENCY for one occupant, near
Coomcast Cable, all utilities included. Referen-
ces required. $525/ mo. plus security. Call
863-471-6446.


6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/1.5, $725 MONTH, first, $625 sec., Credit
check. l1yr lease required. No pets, NO SMOK-
ING 863-382-9679.
AP-2BD, 1/BA Located in Avon Park Lakes.
$625 mo. 1st, last & sec. Call, 863-452-1632


LAKE PLACID- Sun N Lake 3/2/2 Like new
$850/month, includes yard care. $500 securi-
ty deposit + 1st month to move in.1yr lease
Call Mike 863-441- 0802.
LP-143 LINCOLN St NW on Country Club Golf
Course, large 3/BD, 3/BA, 2/CG, $1100
month.
Call 954-272-8448 or 540-819-5020.
LP-2/2/1 with Florida room, new appliances,
very clean. $700/mo 1st, last,security, in Lake
Placid. Call 863-465-6091 or 863-464-8555
LP-2/BD, 1/BH ..,ir, ,ir.jie- 213 Palmptto St.
S -.i0 'i .. i4 u . .i 'i 7 ll -466-

LP-FdR RENT, 2/3/2 large family room or 3rd
bedroom, 1 block from lake,1515 Paper Birch
St. Lake Placid. $800 mo. 954-272-8448 or
540-819-5020
SEB-2/2, DEN, Vaulted ceilings, washer,dryer,
central air, large fenced yard, $800 per mo.,
will furnish if needed. Lake Sebring Drive.
863-386-9100.


SEB-DOUBLE SPECIAL 2007 house 2BD/1
1/2BA plus mother-in-law apt 1 BD/1BA. Sepa-
rate entrance. Both for only $750/mo Please
call Jean at 863-414-0686 in Spanish call
305-304-1920
SEBRING 3/2 home, for rent, $700 mo, 1st
and sec, call 754-214-6769 or 954-632-2408.
SEBRING, UNFURNISHED HOUSE, new, 3/2/
1 car garage, quiet area, first & security no
smokers, no pets, $855 a month. Please call
863-414-0942or 863-453-0972 (close to flori-
da hospital)


6400 Rooms for Rent
DOWNTOWN SEBRING, Furnished room 4
rent in private home. All utilities included,
*$450/mo. or $125/WK. $300 Deposit. Perfect
for retirees. Contract and home rules apply.
Call 863-471-6766.

6550 Warehouses for Rent
2000-6000 SQUARE ft offices included. Will
built to suite or as is. great location, behind
Publix. Brand new. 954-599-4900.
WAREHOUSE & OFFICE space to rent, Zone
B3, 2500 SO FT more or less. $1300 mo.
Call 731-439-1584 or 863-471-1770. Located
in Highlands Cty.
WAREHOUSE 1000 sq. ft. remodeled over-
head/walk thru doors/12 ft ceilings, $500/mo
Mini bays, 10 X 14, $50/mo. on US 27 S.
across from hospital. See manager, Randy
CALL 863-381-4357.


6650 Wanted to Rent
WOUNDED WARRIORS looking for a weekly
rental. Racing for Our Heroes www.rfoh.org is
organizing a trip to take wounded soldiers to
the Sebring 12 hour races. Space is needed
for 15 warriors from Marllth-16th. Please
contact Craig at 239-692-8622 or email
craig.layton@us.army.mil.


7000
Merchandise


7040 Appliances

Appliances
New and Used $50 and up.
Call 863-655-4995
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!


HAVING A GARAGE SALE?
Make more money by reaching thousands of potential
c;ustomlers. For only $11.27 you get 5 lines for one week
in thl News-Sun plus up to two FREE GARAGE SALE
SIGNS'; If your sale gets rained out, call us and we'll run
ii ; i ii no additional charge.
Call today! 385-6155


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!
LIGHT OAK wood Entertainment center. Glass
door & shelving. Excellent conditions.
$300.00. OBO.call 863-655-3650 '


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

7300 Miscellaneous

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!
LAST CHANCE CABINET SALE, everything
must go, kitchen cabinets, bathroom display,
surface planer, table saw, and much more.
Come see our location at 129 Commerce Ave,
off the circle in Lake Placid. 863-633-9855.
WATERS PROBLEMS? You can have clean,
clear water for less than the cost of bottled
water. Ridge Water Filter Systems Inc. Local-
ly owned.'Call 863-471-6057or 863-773-3739
or 863-494-3284.



1CORE OF firewood for sale not split U haul.
$45.00 call 863-453-4344
2 YELLOW Pine TV.tray tables 14"x 19" $10
each. call 863-699-0327
27" WIDE x 12.5" deep rattan cabinet with
shelf painted blue $15 call 863-699-0327


3' X 6.5' sofa bed-seldom used- $60.call 863-
699-0327
30 GALLON aquarium. ONLY $20.00. call 863-
402-2285

BED FULL Size- Mattress + boxspring includ-
ed- wood headboard + foot board. Good con-
ditions $150 OBO 863-386-4087
BOOK: HARDCOVER- new $1, used .50,/ pa-
perbacks new .25, used .10 call 863-699-
0327
BUG GUARD will fit Ford Escort $40. Printer-
Lexmark, excellent condition, $20. Hydraulic
floor jack, 2 ton capacity, $40. 863-382-4687.
CHINA BUFFET/HUTCH (dark wood) $195.00.
tel. 863-453-3104
CONCRETE CUT-OFF saw (STIHL) hand held
$250. OBO. Call 863-465-5570.
CRAFT TENT- 10 x 10 with sides and hold
downs, $99.00 863-382-1108 ,
DESK 40" x 20" formica top. wooden 3 draw-
ers on left side- $45 OBO 863-386-4087
END OF Season Flea Market items. 5 Boxes
full of dishes, ornament, drapes etc. $10.00
863-453-3104
FOLDING BICYCLE. asking $25.00. call 863-
382-9527
FOUR CLASSIC oak, tall press back, cane
seat, 8-rung, dining room chairs. $95. Call
863-382-3799.,
GOLF CART battery charger $150. Call 863-
465-5570.
LARGE MIRROR- 36" x 48"- $5.00 tel. 863-
453-3104
NIKKEN MAGNETIC demo mattress- never
used $50 call 863-699-0327
POST HOLE digger, gasoline, $395. OBO.
Call 863-465-5570.
REPRODUCTION CHESS set Collector's
item- Napoleon and Wellington. $350.00. 863-
453-3104.


SeaEagle-Heavy duty rubber boat, 4'X8'new,
never been used with oars and anchor, mount
for small motor. $200. Call 863-471-6445.


SHAMPOO VACUUM. Asking $100. All attach-
ments included.call 863-382-9527
SIDE BOARD/ server (dark wood) $150.00 tel,
863-453-3104
SINGER PORTABLE sewing machine with
case. $50. Tora electric super blower and leaf
carrier, like new. $50. Call 863-382-1235.
SOFA MEDIUM blue- wing back style with oak
trim. Excellent condition matching pillows
$175 OBO. 863-386-4087
SONY HOME theater DVD system with remote
$200, Call 863-664-0229.



AP-ANNUAL CRAFT show at Lake Grenada,
2525 US HWY 27 S, located next to the Wild
Turkey. Sat, Feb 16, 8AM-NOON. Also bake &
rummage sale. Fresh cinnamon rolls & coffee


AVON PARK-1836 N Homeric Rd. ( off Stryk-
er)Thur. Feb 14, 7AM-?. Antiques, books,toys,
dishes, and lots more!
FRANCIS 1 Mobile park is holding a Rum-
mage sale Sat, Feb 16th. 8am-noon. Clothing,
furniture, baked goods & lots of miscellane-
ous. Come to the clubhouse at the corner of
Sebring drive & Mimi ST ( behind wallgreen's)



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LAKE PLACID- 464 LAKE JUNE RD, Fri+Sat,
FEB 15-16 / 8am-5pmi A really huge sale, lots
of good stuff and great prices. First come first
get. Don't miss this one !
LAKE PLACID-First Baptist Church of Lake
Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St. Sat., Feb 16th,
8Am-2PM. Free Coffee & $3 lunch. Don't
miss this one!


LP-COVERED BRIDGE Annual Fair Sat 2/16,
8-2PM, White Elephant, Bake, Food, Plants,
Clothing, Jewelry, Material, Drawing for Hand-
nfiad Quilt, Cash prizes, and more !Take HWY
27 to Lk Francis Rd.-follow signs.
SEB-3632 DOLPHIN DRIVE, Fri-Sat, Feb 15th-
16th, 8AM-? Lawnmower, Rainbow vacuum
cleanoi, tools, ladders, dishes, clothing, and
much more!
SEB-4037 LAKEWOOD RD. Fri-Sat, Feb. 15-16
Early until late. Antiques, Good glassware,
guilt, linens, tackle box, tools, collectables,
angels.
SEBRING CHURCH of the Brethren. Garage
Sale at 700 S. Pine ST. SAT Feb 16th from
7AM- 1PM. Multi- Families. Furniture and
clothing.
SEBRING HIGHLAND OAKS, 7001 Old Planta-
tion Ave., (off HWY 98 follow signs) Sat.,
Fri.15thl16th, 9AM-1PM. Furniture, tools,
clothes, and much more!
SEBRING- 4710 Ferdinand ave. Feb.14-16th
7am-4pm. lots of stuff! Folding bicycle, refrig-
erator, freezer, kitchen appliances, lots of mis-
cellaneous.
SEBRING- GARAGE sale Sat + Sun
Feb.16&17th. 8am-? Motor cycle accessories.
3720 Dauphine St. (behind walmart)
SEBRING- GARDEN Annual bake sale & yard
sales. Donuts + Coffee, hot dogs, chips, & so-
da. Fri, Feb 15th 8am-2pm. 1920 Brunns Rd
off US 27- Flare Rd to Brunns Rd.
SEBRING-209 SPARROW AVE. (Sebring Hills)
Fri-Sat., Feb15th-16th, 8AM-2PM. Brand new
generator, 2 commercial lawn mowers, and
much more!
SEBRING-2117 FIESTA Way (Woodhaven Es-
tates), Fri-Sat, Feb 15-16. Tools, bedspread's,
clothes, misc.
SEBRING-6 FAMILIES, 318 Sparrow Ave. Fri-
Sat., Feb 15-16, 8AM-1PM. Lighthouses,
Bradford Plates, craft supplies, eeyore, deco-
rating items, stuffed toys, clothes. Lots of
good stuff!
SEBRING-SWEETIE PYE'S RESTAURANT at
1320 US HWY 27 N. Fri-Sat-Sun, Feb. 15-16-
17, 8AM-4PM all three days. Tables & chairs
& misc. restaurant supplies.


7340 Wanted to Buy
CASH FOR MODEL train collections, buying
all gauges, large or small, thousands of dol-
lars available, call 352-592-5081
GOOD UPRIGHT PIANO. Call 863-471-1394.


7520 Pets & Supplies
DOG PEN with divider 10 x10 $350. with block
floor $500. call 863 452-6445. or cell 401-
338-5448

JACK RUSSELL puppies. $200 each. 863-441-
0483



NOTICE

Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
have an official health certificate
and proper shots and be free of in-
testinal and external parasites.
:. ii.iPUPPy 8wk oLd '. ,,- A1 IC : f .., ,.
' : Parents on premi:: S.,.i .
6936.


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors

FOR SALE Bass Boat, motor and trailer.
Motor runs well. $900 OBO. Call 863-655-
4610.

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.
2000 GULFSTREAM 31', 450 Ford engine,
V-10, 9100 miles, $40K OBO. Call 863-382-
2645.

8500 Golf Carts
FOR SALE Ez-go golf cart, gas engine, good.
working conditions, first $650 takes it. cell-
717-773-2493


9000


Transportation


9200 Trucks
1996 FORD Pick-up, Blue, body and engine
good, radio and a/c. Call 863-465-9423

9220 Utility Trailers
2007 16' X 7' Utility trailer, dual axles, full tail-
gate, like new, used 4 times. Paid $1695.
Now $1100. Call 863-471-3329.
New 5x8 Utility Trailers. 15inch HD
Tires, starting at $725. 16FT Tan-
dem Axle new tires starting at
$1,090. Call 863-382-7701.
TWO 6' X 10' utilities trailers. Call for details:
863-452-0393

9450 Automotive for Sale
1984 JEEP CJ 7 6 cylinder. 5 Speed locker
front and rear 32" super swampers with ex-
tras. $6,500. call 863-441-1314
1994 CORVETTE convertible $9500
1991 Dodge pickup turbo diesel'$1500
Lake Placid 863-465-2950, 863-835-
2411, or 863-840-2000
1999 WHITE Lincoln Navigator. Tan leather in-
terrior, clean, 7,500 OBO. 863-784-0436

2000 BLACK cadillac escalade. Loaded.
107k. Tan leather. Must see excellent price.
5,995. DLR call TRACY 863-443-6969. WON'T
LAST LONG!
2006 CHRYSLER sebring convertible. 13k 6
cylinder, auto, gray, adult owned. 863-452-
6445 cell 401-338-5448 $13,000
93 CHEVY Corsica white 6 cylinder, 4
door.64K1 clean. Good tires. Cold A/C Good
conditions $1500, OBO 863-382-6741
96 CHEVY LUMINA-65,000 miles, runs good.
$2,500. Call 863-314-9060.
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